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        Thirty Days in the Theatre of Battle with Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar Reverend George Tomlinson

      Crimea, 16 April - 16 May 1855. Manuscript fair journal with excellent firsthand observations of the Crimean War, by George Arnold, an ecclesiastic man who accompanied Bishop of Gibraltar George Tomlinson on his mission to Scutari, their travels and works taking them into regions greatly afflicted with chaos and battle. 8vo. 99 pages. Black calf boards, gilt ruled, original marbled endpapers. An eloquently written primary source account in an immaculate hand. Travels through wreckage and half buried corpses, incessant fire and innumerable soldiers, all-too-near engagements with the enemy, sacred beneficence in the midst of musket fire, poignant imagery of the Crimean War is so articulately presented in the journal of a priest immersed in the battle scenes at Balaklava, Malakoff and Scutari. Written by an English cleric of note, George Arnold served directly under the Right Reverend Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, George Tomlinson (1794-1863), together facing peril by undertaking a mission of hope. Their ultimate purpose was to provide an official anointing for those who had lost their lives in service, to consecrate the burial ground at Scutari, however, their task was overwhelmed by the indiscriminate and exhaustive devastation of war, and by the prolific presence of makeshift graveyards and unmarked mounds, the number of deceased surpassing count. The focus of the present journal is largely on the scenes of war, of secret campaigns and unrelenting assaults, of the movement of troops, of numbers killed and wounded, as opposed to the sacramental works for which they had initially planned. The majority of the time is spent in and around Balaklava (now part of Sevastopol). The travellers' quarters being directly in the army camps, affording the closest possible observations without actually engaging in battle themselves, historic battles and daily bombardments are mentioned throughout. In an unexpected turn of events, the men of the cloth find themselves alongside Lieutenant General Sir George Brown as he made preparations for the Expedition to Kerch, embarking their vessel with his troops. [For distinguished service in earlier wars, Brown was appointed as the Army's adjutant-general in 1850. He was wounded at the Battle of Inkerman in 1854. After recovery, in May 1855 he led the expedition to Kerch, which devastated the town. The following month he was given tactical control of the assault on the Redan. The attack failed and at the end of June 1855 he was invalided home.] The journey seems to have been cut short by the Bishop becoming ill with a terrible bout of "Crimea Fever". He was tended to by doctors, and by Florence Nightingale herself, who had just arrived in the Crimea. Upon regaining strength he was urged to return home due to the high risk of re-infection. The writer also makes frequent mention of his tour to Crimea the previous year, having then also travelled with Bishop Tomlinson. He compares the condition of the regiments, the cities, the land, and so forth, after another year of war. [In 1854, during the Crimean War, the Bishop visited the British Expeditionary Force at Scutari, and on May 20 confirmed 302 men, and communicated on the next day between 300 and 400 men of the Force. In a letter addressed to the S.P.C.K. from Pera he described the moving scenes, and in the same letter outlined a plan for building an English Church at Constantinople, which came to be the 'Crimean Memorial Church.' The church was built in the Beyoglu - Taksim district of Istanbul, on land donated by Sultan Abdulmecit, and was constructed between 1858-68 in memory of British soldiers who had participated in the Crimean War. George Tomlinson was Bishop of Gibraltar from 1842 to 1863]. The work is dedicated in manuscript to Mrs. Tomlinson, the Bishop's second wife, whom he had married earlier that year, Eleanor Jane, daughter of Colonel Fraser of Castle Fraser. Excerpts from the journal: "... these times of warfare when nation are against nation and kingdom against kingdom, call forth our most serious attention..." "... the detail of the proceedings of my venerable master and Bishop during his Lordship's late visit to the field of battle, and England's graveyard in the East... I have the particular privilege... of being an eyewitness..." "... on the 16th of April the Bishop of Gibraltar... embarked onboard the steamship... for the Crimea.""... the scene was warlike indeed... for the most destructive purposes, the military equipment of the newest inventions... strewed the decks..." "April 23rd ... As the day advanced so did our eagerness to descry Constantinople... I had been thrice this route before...12.30 pm... we approached the Port... objects of the Golden Horn showed out to perfection... We cast our anchor off Scutari at 4.30 pm... I well remember the animation caused by the arrival of the British Army this time last year... we left nearly 30,000 men if the British Army in the bloom of health and vigour of life... we returned and found melancholy and solitariness..." "April 24th... proceeded to the British Embassy... much surprised to find Lord Stratford de Redcliffe and his family busily engaged in preparing to embark onboard HMS Caradoc this afternoon for the Crimea... we took a caique and crossed the Bosphorus for Scutari... curious looking boats... For swiftness I think they are unrivalled. Many an Englishman has had unpleasant immersions by them." "About 200 yards from this [wharf] is the Barracks, or General Hospital as it is now termed... this vast military habitation, perhaps the largest in the world... we inspected the hospital... much suffering would doubtless have been greatly alleviated could this arrangement have been made shortly after the Battle of Alma...""From the hospital the Bishop went to the burial ground to make arrangements for the ensuing Consecration..." "April 25th. Constantinople, I think, is the quietest city in Europe... Through the dexterity of Russian prisoners (in the hands of the British) we got in our needful supply of coals..." "A strange fit has betaken the Turks in the present day, to destroy all the tombs in their cemeteries... The Sultan's new palace looked beautiful in the rays of the sun, being of white marble..." "April 27th... lighthouse of Cape Chersonese... the lighthouse and Convent of St. George... the entrance to the harbour of Balaklava... truly marvellous!... the mass of shipping here is truly amazing... Admiral Boxer (the Port Admiral) came on board... look much altered for the worse since we saw him last year..." [Admiral Boxer died of cholera while on a vessel just outside of this harbour only 5 weeks later, on 4 June 1855. The Cape Chersonese lighthouse was located close to the Russian naval base at Sevastopol.] "... We arrived at Lord Raglan's about 1.15 pm... such a miserable building inhabited by the British Commander-in-Chief... at best a wretched tumbling down place. We met Lord Stratford de Redcliffe here... We were astonished to see so much of the remains of unburied animals lying about... from what I saw today of tent life, it was by no means an enviable one." "April 28th... During the whole of the past night the bombardment was more or less heavy, and when the large mortars were fired we felt a trembling throughout the ship... on shore... the Mounted Police Corps are ever watchful, the Land Transport Corps ever engaged, the Provost Marshal ever disliked." "April 29th. The Reverend Mr. Huleatt's servant was taken prisoner as a spy... sent on board in the custody of the Adjutant General's aide-de-camp. He was a German..." "April 30th. We are to visit the trenches tomorrow. The firing of the large guns is frequent.""May 1st... through the Turkish camp. The air was poisoned with a horrible stench every hundred yards, arised from half-buried bodies of men, horses and dromedaries... Arrived at Chathcart's Hill... proceeded to the heights of Inkerman, where the 33rd Regiment is encamped... went to the Victoria Battery... amazing to view the ponderous works and labour that our army had gone through. We had a good view of the thorny Malakoff Battery, and would that we could foretell its fall." [The Battle of Malakoff, which took place only four months after the writer's departure, resulted in the fall of Sevastopol. The Russian battery posted in the Malakoff tower was led by General Khrouleff and known as "Lunette Kamchatka." ] "... I shifted my quarters, for the Russians threw their shells and rounds into the Sailors battery on our left... only three hundred yards... The view of the contest before us is exceedingly striking, the French batteries almost seem to vomit fire, but our batteries not so furious... the French have on their extreme left so hemmed the Russians in towards the Mamelon that they daily and indeed hourly expect an assault by our indefatigable ally." "... met the Bishop about a mile and a 1/2 from Lord Raglan's, and 6 from Balaklava... met the Honourable Colonel Spencer, 44th Regiment... He was extremely amused at some Russian trophies which I was carrying..." "May 2nd. A mysterious rumour was afloat that a secret expedition was to be dispatched... all steamers to be got ready to embark 1,000 troops... our vessel was included... turns out too true, and we are to go on shore..." "Balaklava... a bazaar...stalls of fruit, tobacco, coffee, soups, wines hot and cold, cheese, bread and clothes. The vendors were chiefly Maltese, French, Turks, Greeks Bulgarians, Croats, Tartars, Spaniards, Italians, Germans and a few wandering Jews... varied coloured flags and the name of the proprietor on them. Crockford & Co. from St James Street, Crimean Army Fund, Silver & Co from Liverpool, Brown, Green & Co from Manchester, were the most conspicuous..." "May 3rd. 4 am. The embarkation of stores and war materials commenced. General Sir George Brown and staff selected our vessel for their accommodation during the expedition. 300 soldiers of the Highland Brigade and a number of the Land Transport Corps, together with two field batteries began to embark.... Kerch is to be the destination... the opportunity for making an offensive movement against the enemy seems to arrive... the expedition... has invigorated the most sanguine anticipants throughout the camp." [The city was devastated by British forces in 1855.] "... disembarked... all the streets have had their Russian names transferred to English... All the shops in the High Street were converted into depots for every regiment in the Crimea, so that messages or parcels may be left here... houses appear to be built of mud and small stones... the Raglan Hotel which is in course of erection... this place is to be opened by two West Indian or American women (mother and daughter)... they have been trading here some time... they have been the means of quenching many an agonizing thirst of our wounded and dying soldiers... There's a sharp contest going on in the trenches with musketry; rockets are fired off occasionally..." "May 4th... Rode to Cathcart's Hill... the resting place of Generals Cathcart, Goldie and Tylden, besides several other distinguished officers who lay interred here... they lie here amidst of the roar of cannon... I wandered over twenty three large burial grounds chiefly belonging to the French, and I counted 19 large square mounds in three rows... hard to distinguish between man and beast in this quarter... within the boundaries of the Allied Army before Sebastopol, there are from two to three hundred large burial grounds... It was the Bishop's special object in visiting the Crimea to promote some means of having these honoured spots more respected and consecrated... there were only two or three places in a fit state for consecration... every regiment had its own graveyard." "May 5th... The Turkish troops turned out for drill at 6am... Omar Pasha arrived during the morning. He returns to Eupatoria this evening... The scene is very imposing and exciting just now, and the Russians reply to our fire very fiercely... 5pm. The bombardment still continues... a perpetual pounding and whizzing till darkness..." "May 6th... on the slope of Cathcart's Hill. All the men are under arms, and they have their colours with them. Fourteen hundred of them go to the trenches... This is General Sir John Campbell's division... The Bishop... went to bury a poor soldier of the 41st Regiment who was killed in the trenches this morning... The corpse was most frightfully mangled, and the blood was streaming from it on the stretcher... War and Death are awful realities!... the shrill rattle of musketry commenced in the trenches." "May 7th. 6.15am. The Bishop is very unwell... Lord Raglan's doctor (Dr Smith)... pronounce symptoms of the Crimean Fever." "May 10th... The fever is very violent and the pain is so great that it caused His Lordship to perspire dreadfully... 8.15am. The doctor came in and his opinion seemed very undecided... 11am. Miss [Florence] Nightingale and M. Soyer arrived from Scutari... 10.30pm... bombardment is very heavy tonight, moreso than we have yet heard...""May 11th. Last night was one of the most wretched and cheerless we had during our stay in the Crimea... Miss Nightingale is to call on the Bishop at 10am... Although the weather was of the worst possible kind during the past night, the Russians nevertheless made three desperate sorties... Our loss was rather severe, being 30 killed and wounded... three officers." "...The doctors have been and advise His Lordship to leave the Crimea tomorrow if possible, as they fear of his having a relapse of the fever." "May 12th... A thick fog still prevailed... we found ourselves in the Turkish camp, about two miles out of our right course... a very uncomfortable dilemma, for our horse had become restless with its burden... 4pm... we embarked on board the HMS Himalaya..." "May 13th... Many are the reflections that revolve in my mind... The changes of the climate forms one of the most remarkable features of the Crimea... the country would be very enjoyable if it was thoroughly Englishised... Divers were busily employed round about the unfortunate screw steamship 'Prince'... " "May 14th... Arrived at Kamiesh [in Balaklava, Crimea]... We have but a half dozen invalids and a few return muleteers for Gibraltar... had to remain at Therapia for the night..." "May 16th... very busy, for the burial ground is to be consecrated at 5 o'clock this afternoon... prepared for start to Scutari... nearly 6000 internments... a few simple monuments of stone, and a few wooden slabs with rudely carved names. But hundreds upon hundreds lie here, without stick or stone to inform a stranger who they are and of what they died. We sadly known they are 'Our Crimean Heroes'... " End Excerpts. Significant persons connected to the Crimean War are mentioned, most of whom the writer met in person. Following are some examples: Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe KG GCB PC (1786- 1880), British diplomat and politician, best known as the longtime British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. He was Ambassador to Istanbul from 1842 to 1858. In 1853 Stratford came in the midst of a crisis caused by the dispute between Napoleon III and Nicholas I over the protection of the holy places. This crisis ultimately led to the Crimean War. Stratford is accused of influencing the Turks to reject the compromise agreement during the Menshikov mission, or any other Russian treaty. Rear-admiral Edward Boxer (1784-1855), a highly respected officer of the Royal Navy who died in the Crimea on 4 June 1855. In December 1854 he had been appointed second in command in the Mediterranean, and undertook the special duties of superintendent at Balaklava, which the crowd of shipping, the narrow limits of the harbour, and the utter want of wharves or of roads had reduced to a state of disastrous confusion. This, and more especially the six-mile sea of mud between the harbour and the camp, gave rise to terrible suffering and loss, the blame for which was all laid on the head of the admiral-superintendent at Balaklava, so that even now Admiral Boxer's name is not uncommonly associated with the memory of that deadly Crimean winter. The Rt. Hon. General Sir George Brown (1790-1865), a British soldier notable for commands in the Peninsular War and the Crimean War. At Alma he had a horse shot under him. At Inkerman he was wounded whilst leading the French Zouaves into action. In the following year, when an expedition against Kertch and the Russian communications was decided upon, Brown went in command of the British contingent. He was invalided home on the day of Lord Raglan's death (29 June 1855). Ottoman general and governor Omar Pasha Latas (1806-1871), a commander in the Crimean War, where he won outstanding victories at Silistra and Eupatoria and participated in the siege of Sevastopol. Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing, who came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. The Right Reverend George Tomlinson (1794-1863) served as Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Gibraltar from 1842 to 1863. Pledging himself to reside from six to eight months of each year in either Gibraltar or Malta, this long residence usually being spent in Malta, he was active throughout the Mediterranean. During his time, a Bishop's presence was desired chiefly that he might minister Confirmation; episcopal authority and discipline were little known and quite undesired. Of Gibraltar, Malta, Trieste and Athens, only the first was consecrated. In Roman Catholic countries it was most trying to perform marriages and burials, and even more so, to secure places of worship, and an adequate degree of religious liberty. Nevertheless, in the course of twenty years his presence and influence effected a great improvement in the condition of Church affairs, facing difficult and discouraging conditions in both colonies, including resistance, especially in Gibraltar. At Malta there was but one civilian chaplain under the Bishop's jurisdiction. But the position was easier for two reasons. The fine new Church of St. Paul, Valletta, was under the Bishop entirely, and was built under his supervision ; and owing to the very inadequate spiritual provision made for the troops, he was able to take a regular share in the ordinary work of ministering to them. In 1843 he visited Athens to consecrate, on Palm Sunday, the Church that had been built in 1841. At Smyrna, on April 23, he consecrated the Consular Chapel belonging to the old buildings of the Levant Company. He made further church consecrations at Trieste, Messina, Oporto, Valletta, and Florence. In 1846 he visited Malaga, and consecrated the cemetery acquired in 1830 by the efforts of the Consul. In 1847 the Bishop was at Patras, where there was no chaplain, and spent Easter at Corfu, where there was no place of worship. In 1854 he held an ordination in St. Paul's, Valletta, ordaining a priest for Smyrna and two deacons. During the Crimean War, he made two visits to the war-torn country, consecrating churches and burial grounds, burying some service men, and to maintain a connection with the long-neglected Churches of the East. Bishop Tomlinson died at Malta on February 6, 1863, at nearly 69 years of age. His body rests in the Ta Braxia Cemetery. The legendary HMS Prince was a Royal Navy storeship purchased in 1854 from mercantile owners by Admiralty Order. Commissioned under Commander Benjamin Baynton, she sailed for the Crimea, carrying 150 persons and a cargo of much needed winter uniforms. She was destroyed in November the same year at a deep water anchorage outside Balaklava by a hurricane which tore her from her anchorage and dashed her onto rocks: she broke up completely within ten minutes and only six of her 150 crew were saved. Twenty-nine other Allied transport ships were wrecked during the same storm. The Battle of Malakoff took place only four months after the writer's departure, resulted in the fall of Sevastopol. It was a major battle fought between French-British forces against Russia on 8 September 1855 as a part of the Siege of Sevastopol, resulting in the fall of Sevastopol on 9 September, and the end of an 11-month siege. There were only seven surviving defenders of the stone tower, and as a result of press coverage of the siege of the tower, Malakhov Kurgan became a household name in Europe.

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        \"Partie von Ravensburg\". Blick von einer leichten Anhöhe auf Ravensburg.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger, um 1855, 17 x 27 cm. Henning/Maier, E.Emminger, S. 152, Abb. Nr. 8; nicht bei Schefold. - Aus der Folge der oberschwäbischen Lithographien. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Erste Abtheilung: Von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz. In Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb im Verein mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Mit historisch-topographischem Text von J. W. Appell. Zweite Abtheilung: Von Mainz bis Köln. In Stahl gestochen von Johann Poppel im Vereine mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Historisch-topographisch geschildert von Aloys Henninger.

      Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange -56 [57] 1855 - 2 Bände. 24 x 17 cm. 488, IV; 346 Seiten, [1] Bl. Mit zwei gestochenen Titeln und 246 Stahlstichen (komplett, eine zusätzlich). Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Rücken und beiden Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Die Einbände kaum berieben, annähernd sehr gut. Tafeln teils von der Reihenfolge leicht abweichend gebunden. Papier gebräunt, teils auch stockfleckig. Engelmann, Bibliotheca Geographica, S. 826. Schmitt, Illustrierte Rhein-Beschreibungen, behandelt lediglich die II. Abteilung, hier Nr. 155. Mit Ansichten u.a. von Baden-Baden, Basel, Bonn, Bregenz, Brühl, Chur, Eltville, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Kandern, Karlsruhe, Kehl, Köln, Koblenz, Konstanz, Ladenburg, Limburg, Lindau, Lörrach, Mainz, Mannheim, Meersburg, Offenburg, Oppenheim, Rastatt, Säckingen, Schaffhausen, Speyer, Straßburg, Überlingen, Waldshut, Weilburg, Wiesbaden und Worms. Der zweite Teil, erstmals 1842-46 erschienen, entspricht weitestgehend den Angaben von Schmitt Nr. 155 (Druckfehler im Inhaltsverzeichnis, allerdings ist der gestochene Titel 1857 datiert und im Anhang findet sich nur ein Blatt Verlagsanzeigen). Eine Tafel zusätzlich eingebunden (n. S. 110, vor Coblenz: "Lahneck, Stolzenfels & Niederlahnstein"), die weder im Inhaltsverzeichnis, noch bei Schmitt genannt wird. Die Tafel "Coeln von der Westseite" (81) ersetzt durch "Coeln von der Nord-Weststeite" (141*), die eigentlich erst in die Folgeauflage (allerdings auch 1857 erschienen) gehört. Für den ersten Teil liegt keine vergleichbar präzise Bibliographie vor. Die Kollation hierfür erfolgte anhand des Inhaltsverzeichnisses. Ein vollständiges, schönes Exemplar in ausgesprochen attraktiven Biedermeier-Einbänden.

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      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1855. Two volumes. xv,333; viii,262,[1]pp. plus folding map. Lithographed frontispiece in each volume. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Rubbed at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. The very scarce first edition of the work which Streeter describes as "a principal source for all writing on the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest during the period of activity of the North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company." Ross was with the Astor Company but joined the North West Company when the former broke up. In 1825 he travelled from the Pacific to Red River to take possession of a grant of 100 acres allotted him by Gov. Simpson. Herein he gives an excellent account of his trip. Rich in data about the Indians Ross encountered, this work is praised by Field, who states: "In all the qualities which should attract and hold our attention, it is rare to find the superior of Mr. Ross." The "Map of the Oregon" covers the area from north of Vancouver to Mount Shasty. The appendix contains a Nez Perce vocabulary. WAGNER-CAMP 269. SMITH 8785. HILL 1486. FIELD 1326. HOWES R449, "b." SABIN 73327. TWENEY 89, 67 (note). GRAFF 3578. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3382. STREETER SALE 3719. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 859.

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        Strasbourg illustré ou Panorama pittoresque, historique et statistique de Strasbourg et de ses environs. 2 Bände.

      Straßburg "chez l'auteur" 1855 - 7 Bl., 377 S.; 2 Bl., 168 S., 1 Bl., 230 S., 1 Bl. Mit 74 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 17 koloriert und 1 farbig), gefaltetem Faksimile, koloriertem Faltplan sowie 7 zusätzlichen Tafeln (davon 1 farbig), es fehlt das Panorama von Straßburg. Gr.-4° (35 x 28 cm). Rotes Halbmaroquin um 1885 mit Deckeltitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk zu Straßburg und seiner Umgebung beidseits des Rheines. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten, kolorierten Kostümtafeln, Plänen etc. Band I enthält "Promenades dans la ville", Band II jeweils separat paginiert "Promenades dans les faubourgs" und "Description des environs". - Laut Tafelverzeichnis (80 gezählte Tafeln unter Einschluß von Stadtplan und Faksimile) bis auf das vierteilige Straßburg-Panorama komplett, unser Exemplar darüber hinaus mit Text und Tafeln eines 1885 veröffentlichten Supplements: In Band I: Porträt Pitons mit 2 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. "Monogrammes et inscriptions" mit einer Tafel (S. 77), Tafeln zu S. 98 und 273 (diese farblithographisch); in Band II/2: Tafeln zu S. 43 (die Ruinen von Sponeck und Limburg, lithographiert wie die Tafeln der Originalausgabe, aber nicht im Tafelverzeichnis aufgeführt), S. 47 (doppelblattgroß) und S. 57. - Teils etwas stockfleckig, die ersten vier Tafeln in Band II im unteren Rand leicht wasserfleckig, Vorsätze beider Bände mit Exlibris. Die dekorativen Einbände wenig berieben und bestoßen, die Deckel von Band II vor allem am Gelenk fleckig. Gutes Exemplar. *Reiber 6274. Sammlung Baumgartner 1058. Gewicht (Gramm): 5000

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        Portrait photographique en médaillon d'Alexandre Dumas avec sa signature autographe

      1855. Pierre PETIT, Paris (Circa 1855-1860), 6,3x10,5cm, un bristol au format carte de visite. - Pierre PETIT, Paris (Circa 1855-1860), 6,3x10,5cm, un bristol au format carte de visite. - fotografia originale di Maurice Blanchot piedi contro un muro. stampa d'argento. "Blanchot ha impiegato molto tempo per sfidare fotografi e vignettisti della stampa letteraria. Minimalista ed estremamente raro, in tanti anni, sono le illustrazioni schizzi nel 1962 a l'espresso, una mano agitando un libro, su sfondo della pagina; nel 1979, in Libération, un quadrato vuoto al centro della pagina, con qualsiasi leggenda per il nome di Maurice Blanchot e una citazione da infinito di manutenzione ( "un mondo di vuoto: niente era visibile, nulla di ciò che era invisibile" ) "(C. Bident, Maurice Blanchot). Nel 1986, durante una mostra di ritratti di scrittori, ha chiesto che la sua immagine essere sostituito con un testo che indica il suo desiderio di "comparire il meno, non per esaltare [suoi] libri, ma per evitare la presenza di un autore che sostiene di possedere esistenza ". Una foto scattata da un paparazzo inconsapevolmente su un parcheggio supermercato, sarà lunga servirà come ritratto dello scrittore prima che il suo amico Emmanuel Lévinas rivela alcuni ritratti della loro gioventù. Maurice Blanchot non si oppone a tale divulgazione, in quanto questo è il fatto del suo più caro amico, potrebbe essere spiegato da ciò che Bident chiama "la spaziatura di preoccupazione", la inactuality di ritratti svelato riecheggiando le pubblicazioni rinviate idillio, l'ultima parola, Death Sentence ...). Solo un paio di fotografie raccolte nelle pagine centrali del numero dei Cahiers di Herne dedicati a Maurice Blanchot completano queste immagini uniche di più segreto dello scrittore del XX secolo. Nel suo capitolo "La indisposizione del segreto", Christophe Bident dedica diverse pagine alla quasi totale assenza di questa immagine compagno invisibile, mettendo in discussione le motivazioni intellettuali e psicologiche dello scrittore ancora consapevole dell'inevitabile rivelazione venire, "Tutto deve diventare pubblico. Il segreto deve essere rotto. L'oscuro deve inserire il giorno ed emergere. Ciò che non si può dire ancora è s udito. Quidquid latet apparebit, tutto ciò che è nascosto, questo è ciò che dovrebbe apparire ... "Maurice Blanchot, lo spazio della letteratura) [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Photographie originale d'Alexandre Dumas. Tirage albuminé d'époque monté sur carton, entête du photographe Pierre Petit au verso. Précieuse signature autographe d'Alexandre Dumas sous le portrait, belle calligraphie. Rare.  

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        Chants et Chansons Populaires de la France. I- Chants guerriers et patriotiques, chansons bachiques II- Chansons et chansonnettes, chansons burlesques et satiriques III- Chansons choisies, romances, rondes et complaintes. Complet en 3 tomes. Nouvelle éd

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1855 - in-4 demi-chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de petits fers tortillons pointillés. Petits frottements aux coins. n p. Complet en 125 chansons. Chacune est accompagnée de sa notice et de sa musique. Belle réalisation ornée de très nombreuses gravures sur acier encadrant élégamment les textes des chansons. Rousseurs sur cetaines pages n'affectant que très rarement les illustrations.

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        Il Fuggilozio ossia amenità letterarie contemporanee.

      Borroni e Scotti, 1855-59. Cinque volumi di cm. 29, pp. 4.000 ca. complessive. Con molte incisioni nel testo e belle tavole in litografia f.t. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Preservate all'interno le belle brossure illustrate in litografia. Ciascun volume è preceduto dal frontespizio collettivo dell'annata e seguito dall'indice generale. Qualche segno d'uso alle legature, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di tutto il pubblicato di questa pubblicazione di letteratura ed amenità, tipica produzione dell'800. Interessante e non comune a reperirsi ben conservata e completa di tutto il pubblicato come il presente esemplare.

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

      Naples, Stamperia Reale, 1855. - Quarto. Elaborate cathedral binding in full calf with gilding and blind stamped patterns to both boards and spine. Marbled front- and endpapers, all edges gilt. 107 (+1) pp., minor browning to first few leaves. Edges minorily rubbed, but in fine condition. Very rare. Only one library holding outside of Italy (Stockholm), five copies held in Italy, four of which in Naples. – The catalog lists the works of fine art students from several Italian academies and covers all genres, including sculpture, waxwork, wood carving, painting in oil and water colour etc., engraving and etching. The works became exhibited in the regular exhibition rooms of what has become one of the worlds most important archaeological museums, the Museo Borbonico, founded in 1787. This museum was established in the course of the excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii, marking the starting point for modern archaeology. Since then it was enriched by several other important collections, like that of the Farneses, which origins reached back into renaissance. While the objetcs listed in this exhibition catalog probably are of lesser interest with respect to the tradition of natural history or curiosity cabinets (although some anatomical waxworks were included), it nevertheless is a beautiful example for the active role museums played for the enhancement of contemporary artisanry and the education of taste. It so perfectly illustrates the Janus face of the institution museum, that on one side would agglomerate and preserve (its archival aspect) and on the other side would publically discuss the presence to shape a future. At the time of publication, the Museo Borbonico was especially known for being an innovative laboratory in that sense (cf. A. Milanese in: Naples and Beyond. Getty, 2013). 2000 g

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      Foster & Ingle,, London 1855 - iv + 192 pages, b/w frontispiece and 7 b/w plates, contemporary quarter calf with marbled sides, marbled endpapers, frayed at the head of the spine with small repaired splits at either side of the head, amateur repairs & some re-colouring of the corners, lightly browned rectangle on the inside front cover where a book-plate appears to have been removed, couple of old library stamps (one small, the other extremely faint), old library sticker at the tail of the spine, short tear (2 cm.) at the margin of the title-page and a similar tear to another margin, otherwise clean and sound. NOTE: Divides the wines of the world into five climatorial regions. Size: 21.5 x 13.5 cm., [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. 2000 g

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        MAXIMILIAN, Herzog in Bayern (1808 - 1888)., "Maximilian Herzog in Bayern". Fast ganze Figur in Gebirgsjoppe und Stopselhut auf einem Felsen sitzend, mit einem Wanderstab in der Linken, im Hintergrund der Königssee und angedeutet St. Bartholomä, umgeben von den Bergen des Steinernen Meeres. In einer dekorativen Umrahmung mit Baumästen, einem Schriftband und oben einer Zither geziert.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte auf China von Erich Correns bei Hanfstaengl, um 1855, 67 x 51 cm. Maillinger I, 2090. Nicht bei Lentner und APK. - Die prächtige Darstellung vornehmlich im Rand und der Umrandung etwas stockfleckig. Porträts

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        Glimpses of the Whaleman's ?Cabin.?

      1855 - First edition. Three full page woodcut illustrations & 2 vignettes. 12mo. A clean, bright copy in original limp brown cloth, with title stamped in gilt and decoration in blind. Professional repairs to spine and wrapper. Housed in recent black solander box with labels. 96pp. Boston, Damrell & Moore, This whaling narrative recounts the voyage of the Aerial under the command of Capt. Charles G. Pettey. Departing Mount Hope Bay in search of fin-back, sperm and right whales, it toured the North Atlantic whaling grounds of the Azores and Cape Verde Islands and then headed south to Tristan de Acunha and St Helena (which included a visit to Napoleon's tomb) before returning along the east coast of South America. Beginning with a general introduction to whaling and comments on the existing literature, Bronson rightly remarks ?it is one thing to look into the blubber room, another to work there.? Clearly influenced by Hermann Melville, whom he references, he writes in a high style and produces both an account of the voyage and a meditation on whaling and life at sea. He rails against the press-ganging of men to crew whaling voyages, alikening it to slavery, and provides brief dissertations on ?cutting-in? and ?trying out? Not in Jenkins. Rare. WorldCat locates just four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sacramento: B.B. Redding, State Printer, 1855. vii,268pp. Preliminary leaves (pp.ii-vii) bound in before titlepage. 12mo. Original cloth. Binding rather rubbed and somewhat faded. Hinges tender. Some foxing, contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper. A good copy. In a half morocco box. A scarce California military manual. The author states in the preface addressed to the Volunteer Militia of California: "The immediate object of our military organization is not to attempt the instruction of the whole body of the militia, but to establish a volunteer force sufficient for all emergencies of a local character...To the volunteer soldiers, mainly, must we look for men to officer our troops in times of danger." Includes three pages of recommendations by militia and U.S. Army officers, including two who became Confederate generals (Birkett Davenport Fry and Montgomery Dent Corse) and two others who became Union generals (Charles Pomeroy Stone and George H. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga"). Also included is a twenty-page school for field artillery. On the verso of the titlepage is an illustration and description of a musket. Not in Cowan, Eberstadt, Graff, Streeter, Sabin, etc. Greenwood and the NUC locate a total of only six copies (C, C-SU, CS-H, NN, PPWI, DLC). GREENWOOD 572.

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      - EARLY ENGLISH. (HAND-COLORED) THE SEVEN WONDERFUL BROTHERS. London: Dean and Son (1855). 4to (6 1/2 x 9 1/2"), pictorial wraps, top margin slightly trimmed and spine unobstrusively strengthened, VG+. Printed on one side of the paper. Illustrated with vivid hand-colored illustrations on each of the 8 pages of text. The story tells how 6 strange brothers named Long Legs, Large Head, Lazy Bones, Lightfoot, Quick-ears and Petling work to free Sharp-Eyes, the seventh brother who is being held in the giant's castle. This is a title in Dean's Brother Sunshine Toy Book series. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules. Presentation copy to Henry Lonsdale from Addison's widow.

      London: Samuel Highley, 1855. Addison, Thomas (1793-1860). On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules. 4to. viii, 43, [1]pp. 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. London: Samuel Highley, 1855. 323 x 249 mm. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, very slight wear at extremities. Fine copy, presented by Addison’s widow to Addison’s friend Henry Lonsdale (1816-76), with a unique binding with the gilt-stamped ornament on the front cover reading “Presented by Mrs. Addison,” instead of the usual title lettering, and inscription on the front free endpaper, presumably in the hand of Mrs. Addison, reading: “To Dr. Lonsdale one of the Author’s best & kind friends.” First Edition. Addison’s monograph inaugurated the study of diseases of the ductless glands and the disturbances in chemical equilibrium known as pluriglandular syndromes; it also marks the beginning of modern endocrinology. Addison chanced upon adrenal disease while searching for the causes of pernicious anemia; his initial report on the subject, a short paper entitled “On anemia: Disease of the suprarenal capsules” (1849), attempted to link the two diseases. The present monograph focuses on diseases of the suprarenal capsules and contains the classic description of the endocrine disturbance now known as “Addison’s disease,” and also includes his superb account of pernicious anemia (“Addison’s anemia”), in which he suggested that the existence of anemia together with supra-renal disease was not coincidental. Addison was the first to suggest that the adrenal glands are essential for life, and his monograph inspired a burst of experimental research that led, among other things, to Vulpian’s discovery of adrenalin in 1856. Addison, a brilliant researcher and diagnostician, is traditionally regarded as one of the “great men” of Guy’s Hospital, where he worked and taught for over forty years. A shy and taciturn man, Addison suffered from bouts of severe depression during his lifetime, and eventually committed suicide in 1860. Addison’s mental instability apparently precluded him from giving any copies of his Disease of the Supra-Renal Capsules to his friends, as we know of no other presentation copies of this work apart from this one from his widow. It is in a very special original binding, that was undoubtedly designed for the purpose, in which the normal lettering within the gilt cartouche on the upper cover (“On Disease of the Supra Renal Capsules by Thomas Addison, M.D.”) is replaced by the words “Presented by Mrs. Addison.” The work was inscribed to Dr. Henry Lonsdale (1816-1876) who was physician to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle; he was also the author of The Worthies of Cumberland (1873), which contains a 12-page memoir of Addison. This copy is the only nineteenth century medical or scientific work in a cloth presentation binding of this type that we have seen in our more than fifty years of experience. 3864. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 60c. Heirs of Hippocrates 1502. Goldschmid, p. 194. McCann, pp. 87-89. Medvei, pp. 225-230. Norman 8.

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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, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, (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. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Literatur und Unterhaltung, Deutsche Literatur, Krimis, Literatur bis um 1900

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        Franz Joseph I.".

      Wien, Verlags-Eigenthum v. F. Paterno; Druck von J. Rauh, o. J. (um 1855). - Im Stein rechts unten signiert „Eduard Kaiser fec.". - Sehr seltene Darstellung des jungen Kaisers auf der Jagd im Hochgebirge. - Ecken tlw. m. kl. Knickspuren. Wenige fachm. restaurierte Randläsuren. Vereinzelt min. fleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Getönte Orig.-Lithographie (Blattgröße 47,1 x 36,2 cm; Darstellung 41,9 x 31,5 cm). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        [RUSSIAN SHIPWRECKS FROM 1713 TO 1854] Letopis Krusheniy i Pozharov Sudov Russkogo Flota on Nachala yego po 1854 god [i.e. A Chronicle of Wrecks and Fires on the Vessels of the Russian Fleet from its Inception to 1854]

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1855. Xxi, [2], 365 pp. 23,5x16 cm. With an additional woodcut title page (decorated with a vignette), a woodcut vignette on p. 365, and nine folding engraved maps at rear. Contemporary half leather, rebacked in style. Previous owner's ink inscriptions on the first pastedown endpaper, title page and p. 15; Soviet bookshop's ink stamp on the first pastedown, one map with a restored tear, two other maps repaired at folds, one with minor loss. Otherwise a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare Russian imprint with only one paper copy found in Worldcat. First comprehensive chronicle of shipwrecks of Russian naval ships from the founding of the Russian navy in 1713 up to 1854. The book was written by Alexander Sokolov (1816-1858), a noted historian of the Russian fleet, and is based on the original protocols of the court hearings deposited in the Chief Naval Archive in St. Petersburg, archives of Reval, Kronstadt, Sevastopol, and Nikolayev, information from the archives of Okhotsk and Kamchatka collected by Dr. Polonsky (as stated in the Preface), special interviews with the witnesses and their private notes, and several published sources (articles from the Notes of the Admiralty Department, and Maritime Notes magazines, and others). Sokolov mentioned in the preface that he had not described the shipwrecks of private vessels, including those belonging to the Russian-American Company, and all rower vessels. The Chronicle lists 289 calamities when Russian naval ships burned, sank, exploded, were crushed with ice, lost without sight, broken, or endured the calamity and survived. According to the author's statistics, the shipwrecks took place in the Gulf of Finland (96), Gulf of Riga (6), Baltic (17), White (4), Black (81), Caspian (14), Mediterranean (8), and North Seas (4), Sea of Azov (9), Sea of Okhotsk (31), Bering Sea (7), Pacific (1), Arctic (2), and Atlantic Oceans (1), and Lake Baikal (1). Among interesting cases are shipwrecks of a ship under command of Khariton Laptev near the Taymyr Peninsula during the Great Northern Expedition (1740), Vitus Bering's ship 'St. Peter' next to the island later named after him (Bering Island, 1741), galiot 'St. Pavel' near the Kuril Islands (1766), ship 'Dobroye Namereniye' of Billings-Chirikov expedition in the Sea of Okhotsk (1788), transport ship 'Irkutsk' in Lake Baikal (1838), boat 'Angara' in the Bering Sea (1850), and others. The supplements contain texts of all Russian laws used for sentencing by naval courts, list of all shipwrecks (grouped according to the sea or ocean they happened in), list of vessels (grouped according to their type), list of all Captains and Commanders of the vessels (with the name of their ship and the date of the shipwreck); list of perished officers and crew (in chronological order). The book is dedicated to the memory of Sokolov's friend Lieutenant Fyodor Andreev who died during the shipwreck of the 'Ingermanland' in the North Sea in 1842 near the Norwegian shore. The additional woodcut title page is decorated with a vignette showing an anchor resting on a cross; another woodcut vignette depicting a lighthouse is placed on the last page; both were executed by a woodcut engraver and typographer Yegor Gogenfelden (1828-1908) after original drawings by A.P. Bogolyubov (1824-1896), a prominent Russian painter in the marine genre, and the official artist of the Chief Naval Staff since 1853. The maps show the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Boothia, Gulf of Finland, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, White Sea, Caspian Sea, North Sea and the Skagerrak Strait, Sea of Okhotsk and Bering Sea, the Kattegat Sea area; the numbers indicate the sea depths. Ink inscriptions on the first pastedown endpaper, title page and in text belong to Soviet Captain Konstantin Kozlovsky (1904-1980) who served in the Far East and Russian Arctic in the 1920-1930s, was a crew member of the icebreaker 'Fyodor Litke' which tried to reach 'Cheliuskin' when it was blocked by the packed ice in the Chukotka Sea in autumn 1933; later Kozlovsky was stationed in Leningrad and made a number of voyages to Cuba and other foreign ports. Alexander Sokolov was a noted historian of the Russian fleet, known for his works Lomonosov's project and Chichagov's Expedition (1854), Bering and Chirikov (1849), first comprehensive attempt of Russian bibliography on naval and maritime topics Russian Maritime Library (first published in parts in the 'Zapiski of the Hydrographical Department', 1847-1852; first separate edition in 1883), and others.

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        La Ragione. Foglio ebdomadario di filosofia religiosa, politica e sociale, diretto da Ausonio Franchi. Anno 1 nn. 1-26.

      Tipografia V. Steffenone, Camandona e Comp., Torino 1855 - In 8, pp. 416. Rilegat. m. pelle, fregi e titoli in oro al dorso. Lievi brunit. in alcune carte. Leggere abrasioni alla cop. e alle cuffie.

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        Brüderchen und Schwesterchen.

      4. o. Pag. [6 S.]. OHlwd. Nicht bei Wegehaupt. In der Art als unzerreißbares Bilderbuch gestaltet. - Leicht berieben, Besitzsign. a. erster Seite, leicht fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Ille-Beeg, (1855 - 1927), besuchte die Kunstschule in Nürnberg, übersiedelte später nach München und heiratete 1885 Eduard Ille, einen Professor an der dortigen Akademie der bildenden Künste. Infolge einer Krankheit jahrelang an das Bett gefesselt, begann sie Bilderbücher zu schreiben. Aufgrund des Erfolgs ihrer ersten Veröffentlichungen setzte I.-B. ihre schriftstellerische Tätigkeit fort und verfaßte in der Folge eine Vielzahl von Kinder- und Jugendschriften, die zum Teil große Popularität erlangten (u.a. Schulmädelgeschichten für Mädchen, 1887, (9)1913). (DBE) - Dieser Titel in der KVK unbekannt.

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        Little Dorrit (20 Parts in 19).

      FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN PARTS A PERFECT SET! 20 parts in 19, first issue with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" and the correction slip in Part XVI, plates clean and bright throughout, spines expertly relined at some early date, complete with all the Little Dorrit Advertiser's and all adverts as called for by Hatton & Cleaver, and part 14 has an additional ad "Form for Subscription" not called for in Hatton & Cleaver, edges of wrappers in VERY GOOD condition, housed in a 1/2 green morocco chemesed slipcase.

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      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. 5 Sept. 1855 ownership inscription of one "H. N. Coan" on free endsheet. rebacked, with much of the original backstrip laid down, forecorners worn, significant foxing, including the plates and tissue guards, some occasional marginal soiling, shallow stain at top edge of adverts and endleaves; a sound copy. First edition of Douglass's expanded autobiographical narrative, following on his NARRATIVE ... of 1845. Introduction by James M'Cune Smith. It is reported that within the first two months of this work's publication in August of 1855, 15,000 copies were sold. The early owner also noted the price paid for the book, $1.25. A full page is turned over to Solomon Northup's Narrative in the terminal adverts. BLOCKSON 27n. KAPLAN 1625 SABIN 20714.

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        Parere. Sulla Natura della Tisichezza, e sulle Cautele da Usare per Preservarsi dalla Medesima. Pubblicato d' Ordine dell' Eccellentissimo Magistrato della Sanitá di Venezia.

      Gr.-8. XXXVIII S. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. In ital. Sprache. Mit einer Titelvignette und einer gestochenen Initiale. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl., etw. stockfleckig, Besitzsign. a. T., leichte Faltspur, leichte Gbrsp. - Italienisches Traktat zur Schwindsucht (TBC) und den Vorbeugungen dagegen. - Die größte geschichtliche Welle der Tuberkulose begann im 17. Jahrhundert und gipfelte im 18. Jahrhundert. Nach einem temporären Aufflackern der Epidemie kurz nach dem Ersten und dem Zweiten Weltkrieg erlebt Europa heute die letzten Ausläufer dieser Welle. In den europäischen Ländern gab es im 18. Jahrhundert hinsichtlich der Auffassung der Pathogenese unterschiedliche Traditionen. Viele Medizinautoren dieser Zeit betrachteten die Tuberkulose als die schlimmste unter den damals bekannten Seuchen. Als Ursachen sahen sie eine Ungleichverteilung der Körpersäfte, unheilvolle Ausdünstungen des Bodens, die Verstädterung oder den Verfall der Sitten an. In Italien neigte man dagegen traditionell zu einer contagiösen, d. h. übertragbaren Ursache. Konsequenterweise führte die Republik Venedig Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts die schriftliche Meldepflicht bei Erkrankungen an der Phthyse (Schwindsucht) der Lungen ein. Die persönliche Habe der an der Erkrankung verstorbenen Personen wurde zur Minderung der Ansteckungssgefahr verbrannt ... Das erste Tuberkulose-Sanatorium weltweit wurde 1855 in Deutschland eröffnet, im niederschlesischen Görbersdorf (heute Sokolowsko, Polen). Nachdem man auch im Norden erkannt hatte, dass die Krankheit ansteckend ist, wurde die Tuberkulose in den 1880ern in Großbritannien meldepflichtig. Damals gab es Kampagnen zum Vermeiden des Ausspuckens auf öffentlichen Plätzen. (Zitat)

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      NEW EDITION - EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 6 vols., 8-3/4" x 6", illustrated with numerous full page plates. Bound in 1/2 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut.

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        RAVENSBURG., "Partie von Ravensburg". Blick von einer leichten Anhöhe auf Ravensburg.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger, um 1855, 17 x 27 cm. Henning/Maier, E.Emminger, S. 152, Abb. Nr. 8 nicht bei Schefold. - Aus der Folge der oberschwäbischen Lithographien. Baden-Württemberg

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        Geschichte des Marktes Murnau in Oberbayern aus den betreffenden Quellen geschöpft.

      Murnau, Selbstverlag, 1855. 20,5 x 13 cm. VIII, 191 S. Mit 3 getönten lithographierten Tafeln und 1 gefalt. lithographierten Karte. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. Lentner 9020; Pfister 4201. - Die Tafeln zeigen eine Gesamtansicht von Murnau gegen Norden, das Schloß von Murnau und die Insel Wörth. Die Karte zeigt die Umgebung mit Staffel-, Kochel- und Walchensee. - Beiliegt: \"Urkundliche Darstellung über die Gründung und Errichtung der Marien-Säule im Markte Murnau im Jahre 1859\". Mchn., Pössenbacher, 1860. 16 S. Mit lithographiertem Frontispiz. - Dieser seltene Anhang ist manchmal angebunden oder liegt wie hier, lose bei. - Einband leicht berieben und fleckig. Mit hs. Besitzvermerk, teils fleckig und mit alten Buntstiftkritzeleien. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        MURNAU. - Baumann, Simon. Geschichte des Marktes Murnau in Oberbayern aus den betreffenden Quellen geschöpft.

      Murnau, Selbstverlag 1855 - 20,5 x 13 cm. VIII, 191 S. Mit 3 getönten lithographierten Tafeln und 1 gefalt. lithographierten Karte. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. Lentner 9020; Pfister 4201. - Die Tafeln zeigen eine Gesamtansicht von Murnau gegen Norden, das Schloß von Murnau und die Insel Wörth. Die Karte zeigt die Umgebung mit Staffel-, Kochel- und Walchensee. - Beiliegt: "Urkundliche Darstellung über die Gründung und Errichtung der Marien-Säule im Markte Murnau im Jahre 1859". Mchn., Pössenbacher, 1860. 16 S. Mit lithographiertem Frontispiz. - Dieser seltene Anhang ist manchmal angebunden oder liegt wie hier, lose bei. - Einband leicht berieben und fleckig. Mit hs. Besitzvermerk, teils fleckig und mit alten Buntstiftkritzeleien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Erste deutsche Ausgabe. 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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        RHEIN. - Appell, J. W. Der Rhein und die Rheinlande, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten von Ludwig Lange. Mit hist.-topograph. Text von J.W. Appell. Erste Abtheilung: Von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1855 - 23,5 x 16,5 cm. 488 S. Mit gestoch. Titelblatt und 145 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. und reicher Rvergold. Engelmann 826. - Mit Ansichten von Baden-Baden, Basel, Bregenz, Chur, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Kandern, Karlsruhe, Kehl, Konstanz, Ladenburg, Lindau, Lörrach, Mannheim, Meersburg, Offenburg, Oppenheim, Rastatt, Säckingen, Schaffhausen, Speyer, Straßburg, Überlingen, Waldshut, Worms etc. - Kanten gering berieben. Stockfleckig. - Schöner Romantikereinband! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Wien 1818 - 1881). Alpenblumen. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1855. Unten links signiert \'Jos: Lauer\'. 34 x 28 cm. Im ovalen vergoldeten Rahmen mit Messingschildchen.

       1855 Lauer studierte an der Wiener Akademie unter Wegmayr, Mössmer, Ender und Steinfeld. Während seines gesamten Schaffens widmete sich Lauer fast ausschließlich der Blumen- und Früchtemalerei. Er war der erste, der diese Stillleben in eine Landschaft integrierte.- Stillleben von Edelweiß, Alpenrose und Enzian auf etwas bemoostem Fels.- Verso auf dem Keilrahmen mit altem Aufkleber, bezeichnet von alter Hand \'Josef Lauer, Kirchenga(sse) 46 Neubau, in Wien\' (d.i. die damalige Wohnadresse des Künstlers) sowie mit Blind-Prägestempel von \'W. Koller in Wien\'.- Leinwand doubliert, ovaler Rahmen mit vier (geleimten) Rissen.- Dabei: \'Ehrenkarte der Antiquitätenmesse im Museum\' im Mai 2001 in Krems (Österreich) (verso mit handschriftlichem Kaufpreis des Gemäldes samt Bankverbindung) sowie typographische Angebotskarte des hier angebotenen Gemäldes der Firma \'Tromayer Erlesene Gemälde\' aus Wien.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- > Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Schweizer-Reise. - Skizzenbuch. - (Album mit Original-Zeichnungen).

      O.O., zwischen - 1855 - Quer-4°. Leinenband der Zeit in Schuber. 26 Bleistiftzeichnungen zwischen 1855 u. 1861 und 1 (nicht datierte) Tuschzeichnung. Einige Bilder bezeichnet und datiert, eine monogrammiert "St. (?) G. und eine signiert G.(?) Elliot. Neben einer Küstenlandschaft, Häusern, Kirchen und See- u. Flusslandschaften einige bezeichnete Ortschaften und Berge, wie Lausanne, Bex, Dent du Midi, Seefeld am See, Engelberg-Thal mit Birstenstock, Seelisberg mit Urirothstock, Bex mit Les Diablerets und Cham mit Rigi [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Physical Geography of the Sea.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1855. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, vignette of ships at sea gilt to front board, boards panelled in blind, yellow endpapers. Wood-engraved illustrations in the text and 8 folding tables, maps and charts at the rear. Contemporary reference label to foot of spine, light soiling to boards and endpapers, intermittent foxing. A very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Walter R. Jones from his friend the Author". Jones was president of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company and had a sustained correspondence with Maury on establishing shipping lanes as a way to prevent collisions. In a letter dated 8 November 1854 Jones asked Maury to proceed with his proposal of charting one-way trans-Atlantic lanes (Frances Leigh Williams, Matthew Fontaine Maury: Scientist of the Sea, 196, p. 564). Maury became a midshipman in 1825 and accompanied the Vincennes on her circumnavigation. In 1842 he was made Superintendent of the Depot of Charts and Instruments of the Navy Department, with additional responsibility for the new Naval Observatory. "His interest in hydrographic and meteorological work induced him to issue his 'Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic' in 1847. In the following year he issued sailing directions for use with his chart under the title Log for the Use of American Navigators (...) His charts and sailing directions made possible considerable savings in travel time and gained enthusiasm of mariners of many nations." (Kemp, Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea) His success led to an international conference on oceanography in Brussels in 1853 where his uniform system of recording oceanographic data was adopted for all naval and merchant vessels. With the publication of the present book - "which includes a general discussion about coastlines, tides, currents, and other phases of the ocean and its life. In addition, Maury, with the help of three lines measured for the laying of the transatlantic cables, sketched the first section and the first map of the floor of the Atlantic Ocean" (Sparrow). His work was recognised internationally with numerous medals and honorary degrees. An interesting association copy of a title rarely found inscribed.

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        Der Deutsche und Französische Dom, u.d. Königl. Schauspielhaus a.d. Gensd'Armen Markte z. Berlin. - Les dòmes .,.

      - Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 558; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 4. - Blick von der Markgrafenstraße zum Schauspielhaus, links der deutsche, rechts der franz. Dom. Schönes und dek. Blatt.

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        Die Universität in Berlin.

      - Aquatinta (in Stahl) v. Brohm b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 87; Ernst, Brohme 4. - Schöne Ansicht. Blick vom Treppenaufgang des Opernhauses zur Universität. Auf den Linden zahlr. Passanten.

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        Die Neue Wache und das Zeughaus in Berlin. Le nouveau Corps de Gesamtansichtrde et l'Arsenal à Berlin.

      - Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Schröder b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 1189; Ernst, Wilhelm Schröder, Nr. 2. - Blick von der Staatsoper zur Neuen Wache, rechts das Zeughaus. Mit schöner Personenstaffage.

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        Spreeseite, Ansicht v. d. Burgstraße, "Das Königliche Schloß nebst der Langen Brücke. - Le Château Royal et le pont Long in/à Berlin".

      - Aquatinta v. Hausherr n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 557; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 5. - Seltenes und dek. Blatt.

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        Schloß Bellevue, "Das Schloss Bellevüe bei Berlin. Le Chateau de Bellevue près de Berlin".

      - Aquatinta (in Stahl) F. v. Brohm n. Brohm b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 85. - Blick zum Schloß Bellevue. Der Weg vor dem Schloß ist belebt durch Kutschen, Reiter und Spaziergänger.

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        Schloßansicht, "Das Königliche Schloß in Charlottenburg. Le Chateau royal de Charlottenbourg".

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Kiewitz 561; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 1. - Blick von der Schloßstraße zum Schloß. Wohl eine der schönsten Darstellungen im 19. Jahrhundert.

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        Schloß Klein Glienecke bei Potsdam. - Le chateau de Petit Glienicke .

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hubenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19 x 28 Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 6.

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        Das neue Palais bei Potsdam. Le nouveau palais prés de Potsdam.

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 19,2 x 28,5 Seltenes Blatt. - Blick vom Park zum Neuen Palais.

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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, Genève, Masson, Kessman, 1855 - LIVRES 2 cartes en couleurs. 2 volumes in-8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Panorama von Berlin vom Kreuzberg aus aufgenommen".

      - Aquatinta v. Schulin n. Henning b. Hübenthal & Comp., um 1855, 13,2 x 50,5 Kiewitz 562; Ernst, Carl Julius Henning, Nr. 7. - Dek. Panorama von Berlin, links das Denkmal auf dem Kreuzberg.

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        Archivio storico italiano. Nuova serie.

      presso G. Vieusseux,, Firenze, 1855 - Quattordici tomi legati in sette volumi di cm. 22, pp. 3500 ca. complessive. Un paio di tavole rip. f.t. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli, filetti in oro e fregi a secco. Esemplari freschi, elegantemente legati ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Proveniente dalla biblioteca del conte Ercole di Belgiojoso di cui appare l'etichetta di possesso. La presente raccolta comprende i primi sette volumi della Nuova Serie di questa celebre pubblicazione che è considerata la più antica tra le riviste storiche italiane ancora edite. Fu fondata a Firenze nel 1841 da G.P. Vieusseux e G. Capponi. ed ebbe tra i suoi collaboratori M. Amari, N. Tommaseo, R. Lambruschini, M. Tabarrini. Si proponeva il risveglio della coscienza unitaria italiana attraverso la realizzazione di una storiografia fortemente impegnata nei nuovi ideali nazionali e aliena da ogni gretto municipalismo. Nel 1864, morto Vieusseux, divenne organo della Deputazione di storia patria della Toscana, Umbria e Marche. Oggi è pubblicato dalla Deputazione toscana di storia patria (presso Olschki). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1855 - First edition. Quarto. pp. iv, 252. Bound in contemporary burgundy half morocco. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. 60 hand coloured plates Very good. Some rubbing and wear to boards and spine. Corners a little bumped. Very light and sporadic spotting here and there. Closed tear to upper edge of p113 (approx 4cms). Four of the illustrations have very small closed tears at fore edges (op. pp 39, 177, 195 & 197). Some marking to illustration op p 227 - these marks look as if they could have happened at the time the plate was hand-coloured. A heavy volume which will require additional shipping costs to overseas destinations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Jane Austen and Memoir.

      NEW EDITION. 6 vols., 7-1/8" x 5", engraved frontis in each volume, mild foxing and offsetting to frontis and title-pages only otherwise clean and bright throughout. Bound in early 1/2 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, top edges giltIncludes the additional Memoir volume by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh.

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        Les contes drolatiques

      Paris, Bureaux de la société générale de la librairie, 1855 In-8 (21,5cm x 13,5cm) de XXXIIpp. & 616pp. 425 dessins de Gustave DORÉ Cinquième édition du texte et 1er tirage des illustrations. Demi maroquin havane, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur, lieu et date frappés or, décoré d'un petit fer doré répété 4 fois (diablotin), tête dorée, couvertures conservées sans le dos. (GRUEL) Bel exemplaire, dos à peine passé reliure en très belle condition par ailleurs; bon état intérieur malgré des rousseurs éparses sans gravité.

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