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

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

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

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

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        Nainital].

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

      [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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heubeck]
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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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        Autographed Letter Signed to a fellow doctor

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

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        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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        Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1855, 1855. First edition. BAL 13667, second printing; Wright II, 1700. Spine and edges a little faded and worn; very good copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Contemporary signature on the front free endpaper.

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Log of Ship Henry Grinnell from Marseilles to Coringa, Bay of Bengal, August - November 1855. F. Brooks, Master

      1855. Folio, unpaginated. About 200 pages of manuscript on pre printed lined paper. This is a log of an interesting merchant voyage which proceeded from the French port, through the Mediterranean, around the Cape of Good Hope, into the Bay of Bengal, and back. At sea, the entries at sea concentrate on weather, position, sail handling and events on board. However the portion of the log kept in port at Coringa Bay is rich in detail. They offload ballast and take on sack of what I read as "ling ling seed" - a kind of rice? Repairs are made to the ship and the men go on liberty with the inevitable consequence that one of them comes back drunk and gets in a fight with the cook - why is it always the cook? After more than two months, more misadventures with the crew, and hundreds and hundreds of sacks of seed, they departed. Henry Grinnell was an American merchant prince, and presumably the ship and its master are American. What they're doing ferrying rice seed to France may be revealed by a closer reading of this log. Bound in marbled boards. Spine taped. Handwriting execrable, but pages clean.

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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]

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Ninth Edition, with new Plates. [With:] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of Consolation; A Poem. Volume Second. [With:] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife.

      - London: Nattali and Bond, 1855. Three volumes. 8vo, original red cloth decoratively stamped in blind, backstrip stamped and lettered in gilt. 81 colored plates after Rowlandson. [ii], 272; [ii], 279; [ii], 277 pp. Some soiling to covers, backstrips faded, edges frayed, a sound set with clean fresh plates. Ninth Edition. A satire on the famous traveler of the British Isles and explorer of the "picturesque": William Gilpin nicely illustrated by Rowlandson. See: Abbey, Life, 266, 267. See: Tooley 427. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1855. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. Rowlandson, Thomas. 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.

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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]

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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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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1855Probably first American editionEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Journal kept during the Russian War:

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1855. From the Departure of the Army from England in April, 1854, to the Fall of Sebastopol. Octavo. Original brown blind-stamped sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, terracotta endpapers with ads to the pastedowns. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, light browning, else a very good copy. First edition. Elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. "Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the assault on Malakhov, experienced the winter privations, and rode into Sevastopol soon after it fell. Fanny recorded these events daily. She possessed a ready pen, eyes perceptive to detail, youthful self-confidence, and an incisive style softened by candid pathos. Anonymous extracts from her letters home were leaked to the London press, encouraging her to ask her sister Selina's husband, Francis Marx, to edit her journal for publication. He toned down suspected indiscretions and the book reads less vividly than her letters (now held in the British Library), but a convincing realism survived the excisions and the Journal Kept during the Russian War sold well at Christmas 1855. Readers who anticipated a more heroic romanticism were, however, left uneasy, while Queen Victoria was offended by Fanny's ingenuous wilfulness" (ODNB).

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        Pensées de l'art et de la vie.

      Paris, Ledoyen, Schulz et Thuillié, 1855. - In-8, rel. janséniste plein maroquin chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, contreplats et gardes marbrés, couv. cons., VIII-159 pp. EXEMPLAIRE DE L'AUTEUR portant son ex-libris gravé et l'ex-libris manuscrit de son épouse (Augustine Des Guerrois) ; il offre, de surcroit, la particularité d'avoir été entièrement décoré d'une multitude de petits ornements et gravures découpés et collés dans le texte, en marge des pages, sur les titres et les couvertures ; une partie de ces ornements est en couleurs. Etiquette du libraire parisien Emmanuel Lhermitte au contreplat. Très bel exemplaire dans une élégante reliure. Très beau recueil de pensées de Charles Des Guerrois, (historien, poète et bibliothécaire né à Troyes en 1817). Revenu dans sa ville natale après des études à Paris, il épouse Catherine Augustine Gouley en 1852. Il devint président du Comité d'inspection, de surveillance et d'achats de livres de la Bibliothèque de Troyes. Bibliophile passionné, érudit et connaisseur il réunit une collection précieuse qu'il lègue à sa mort en 1916, à la Bibliothèque municipale. Réf. bibliographiques : (LHERMITTE, Ouvrages sur la Champagne, 1308). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC OR COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL DIAGRAMS

      New York: Daniel Burgess & Co, 1855. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Six years after the first printing of Smith's popular Illustrated Astronomy, during which time "many new planets or Asteroids have been discovered. This edition with frontispiece of "The Largest Telescope in the World" which is replicated on the front pictorial cover; with 32 full-page and stunningly graphic plates in black and white. Very Good binding.

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        Die Oberlausitz als besondere Abtheilung von Sachsens Kirchen-Galerie.

      Dresden, Schmidt, (um ) 1855 - 96 Lieferungen (alles Ersch.) in 2 Bänden. 4°. IV, 452 S., mit 148 (von 153, es fehlen die großen Prämienblätter) lithographischen Tafeln mit 154 Ansichten. Schwarzes Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Vgl. Engelmann 629 (bis Lieferung 83). - Komplett sehr selten zu findende Reihe über die Oberlausitz. Die Tafeln meist mit Gesamtansichten der Orte, sowie deren Kirchen. - Leider wie meist ohne die gefalteten Prämienblätter. Vier unserer Tafeln beidseitig bedruckt. - Teilweise fingerfleckig, Text teils stark gebräunt und stockfleckig, S. 143/144 mit alt geklebtem Einriss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art Of Travel or Shifts And Contrivances Available In Wild Countries

      John Murray 1855 - Wear to covers and spine, mainly edges and corners, Surface of covers faded, edges more so, water mark on left side of front cover, Corners bumped and worn, boards showing, Top of spine chipped and worn, bottom of spine worn, rips on both sides, cover side join with spine 3.5cm and back cover 3 cm, Internally in good condition, pages crisp and clear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1855 - Folio. original three-quarter green roan over green cloth, ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. 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 (1821Ð1887) 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]. Expertly rebacked to style, slight rubbing of covers, occasional dampstaining of margins. A handsome copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1855. Signed. LONGSTREET, James. Autograph letter signed. Fort Bliss, Texas, October 1, 1855. Single sheet of lined paper, measuring 7-1/2 by 10 inches. $1800.Desirable 1855 autograph letter from James Longstreet to Chief of Ordnance Colonel Henry Knox Craig written while Longstreet was serving on the Texas frontier at Fort Bliss and discussing ordnance stores, twice signed by Longstreet.The letter reads: ""Fort Bliss Texas Oct 1st 1855—Colo. H.K. Craig. Chief of Ordnance. Sir. Enclosed I have the honor to submit my return of the ordnance and ordnance stores belonging to this Post for part of the third quarter of this year. I remain Sir very respect'y Your Mt. Obt. Servt. James Longstreet. Captain 8th Inf. Bt. Maj."" The opposite side bears a return address also in Longstreet's hand and bearing his signed name. This early letter was written by Longstreet to Colonel Henry Knox Craig (later General). In 1855, Longstreet was serving on frontier duty in Texas. He was regarded as a brave veteran of the Mexican-American War who had suffered a thigh wound and endured a lengthy recovery. In Texas, Longstreet was primarily engaged in scouting missions and rather more pedestrian service as a paymaster. He was also already involved in the cause of preserving slavery, planning a strategy to pull Mexico into the Union of a slave state. His correspondent, Colonel Craig, likewise had a distinguished early career and, in the 1830s, was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. He was then made Chief of Ordnance under General Taylor during the Mexican War. When peace came, Craig found a new mission—maintaining arms stores in an era of reduced defense budget allocations. His mission proved prescient as the years of his stockpiling were those that preceded the Civil War. Craig served in an advisory capacity following his retirement during the Civil War and was brevetted brigadier general in 1865 in recognition of his service. Small paper repair and mildly toned fold creases. Near-fine condition.

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        Little Dorrit

      1855. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury and Evans, December 1855-June 1857. Nineteen parts (20 numbers). Octavo, original pictorial blue paper wrappers. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and half morocco clamshell box. $4200.First edition, first issue, in the original serialized parts, with cover design and illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne. An excellent copy.Little Dorrit ""is a wonderfully rich novel— rich in ideas, rich in characterization, rich in incident, and written in a richly imaginative proseÂ…many critics regard it as Dickens' masterpiece"" (Watts, 108). ""So it is that in Little Dorrit Dickens mounts his single most ferocious onslaught against England and English society; against its government, against its financiers, against its artists, and even against its ordinary citizensÂ… In Little Dorrit, money itself is seen to be a faithless and corrupt delusion. Even when the Dorrits become rich, they cannot escape their past. The only hope is to be found in endurance, which was precisely the message [Dickens] was giving to some of his correspondents in the same period"" (Ackroyd, 758). Complete with all text, titles, plates, and errata called for in the first issue, including the character name ""Rigaud"" rather than ""Blandois"" on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 474, and the subsequent correction slip bound in at page 481 in Number XVI. All numbers with all advertisements as called for by Hatton & Cleaver with the following minor exceptions: without the Bradbury & Evans slip and the four-page ""Cyclopedia of Biography"" ads at back of Part 9; ""The Wreck of the Golden Mary"" slip at the front of Part 13; the two-page ""Royal Insurance Company"" slip at the back of part 19/20. With two sets of the four-page ""Dr. DeJongh's"" ads in Part 10; the Bradbury & Evans ads in Part 1 are numbered [1], 2-15[16], not [1]-16; the ""Theatre Royal"" slip in Part 1 is on orange paper, not yellow. Hatton & Cleaver, 305-30. Eckel, 82-84. Yale/Gimbel A140. Internally clean and crisp, with Parts 19/20 partly unopened; occasional foxing to plates, as almost always. Minor edge-wear to wrappers, with a few small expert paper repairs at edges. A lovely set in exceptional condition.

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        Autograph letter signed

      , 1855. 1855. Signed. LONGSTREET, James. Autograph letter signed. Fort Bliss, Texas, October 1, 1855. Single sheet of lined paper, measuring 7-1/2 by 10 inches. $1800.Desirable 1855 autograph letter from James Longstreet to Chief of Ordnance Colonel Henry Knox Craig written while Longstreet was serving on the Texas frontier at Fort Bliss and discussing ordnance stores, twice signed by Longstreet.The letter reads: ""Fort Bliss Texas Oct 1st 1855

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