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

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        Nos souvenirs de Kil-Bouroun pendant l'hiver passé dans le liman du Dnieper 1855-1856. Album lithographié Paris, Arthus-Bertrand (printed by Becquet frères), [1856]. 1mo (63 x 46 cm). An album of views, most including ships on the river, from the Battle of Kinburn in the Crimean War, comprising 17 plates: 1 tinted lithographed title-page, 15 tinted and double-tinted lithographed views (image size 30 x 46 cm) and a lithographed map. Many views also coloured by hand. Later half blue cloth portfolio.

      - Collection De Vinck 17202-17206, 17209, 17211-17221; WorldCat (4 copies). A rare lithographic print series commemorating the Battle of Kinburn (Kil-Bouroun) on the south bank of the Dnieper River near the Crimea. On 17 October 1855, during the Crimean War, the French and British navies attacked the Russian outpost there with a fleet of ironclad ships, destroying the fortifications within hours and suffering only light damage. This decisive success, seven years before the famous battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack in the American Civil War, heralded the demise of the traditional wooden warship. Though made from the land, mostly after the battle itself, nearly all show maritime scenes, with large and detailed depictions of the ironclad ships on the ice-bound river. They also show the ruined fortifications in great detail. With some marginal tears repaired but still in very good condition, with only an occasional minor spot. The portfolio is also very good, with a couple small water stains on the silk of the front board. A lovely series of views of ironclad ships on the frozen Dnieper River during the Crimean War.

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        Flower Fables.

      Boston: George W. Briggs, 1855. 8vo, original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and five plates. Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cloth a little worn and faded; some spotting to the endpapers; light offsetting in the text from leaves and flowers laid in; very good copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Portrait photographique en médaillon d'Alexandre Dumas avec sa signature autographe

      Original photograph of Maurice Blanchot standing against a wall.silver vintage print."Blanchot took a long time to challenge photographers and cartoonists of the literary press. Minimalist and extremely rare, on so many years, are the illustrations sketches in 1962 in the Express, a hand waving a book, on page background; in 1979, in Libération, a blank square in the middle of the page, with any legend for the name of Maurice Blanchot and a quote from infinity Maintenance ( "a world of empty: nothing was visible, nothing that was invisible" ) "(C. Bident, Maurice Blanchot).In 1986, during an exhibition of portraits of writers, he asked that his picture be replaced with a text indicating its desire to "appear the least, not to exalt [his] books, but to avoid the presence of an author who claims to own existence. "A photo taken unwittingly by a paparazzo on a supermarket parking lot, will long serve as writer's portrait before his friend Emmanuel Levinas reveals few portraits of their youth.Maurice Blanchot does not object to such disclosure, as this is the fact of his closest friend, could be explained by what Bident called "spacing of concern," the inactuality of portraits unveiled echoing the postponed publications Idyll, The Last word, death Sentence ...).Only a few photographs gathered in the center pages of the number of Herne's Cahiers devoted to Maurice Blanchot complement these unique pictures of the writer's most secret of the twentieth century.In his chapter "The indisposition of secrecy", Christophe Bident devotes several pages to the almost total absence of this image invisible partner, questioning the intellectual and psychological motivations of the writer yet aware of the inevitable revelation to come up,"Everything must become public. The secret must be broken. The obscure must enter the day and emerge. What can not say yet is s hearing. Quidquid latet apparebit, all that is hidden, that is what should appear ... "Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature) Pierre PETIT Paris (Circa 1855-1860) 6,3x10,5cm un bristol au format carte de visite

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        Oeuvres complètes

      First collective edition under the title of Works and first illustrated edition (Clouzot), including several texts in the first edition. The book was not originally include 17 volumes, but Houssiaux editor, following on from previous publishers, completed by the last three volumes that constitute here the volumes 18, 19 and 20.Bound in brown half shagreen, back with four nerves decorated with three golden florets, guards and contreplats mottled paper to the tank. It lacks the table at the end of Volume 11.The series is illustrated with a set of 151 etchings by Daumier, Gavarni, Nanteuil, Monnier, Johannot etc. of the 152 listed by Clouzot (missing one found in Volume 2). Our copy is complete many of Volume 13 6 figures that almost always lacking and 5 figures of Volume 17, which are often absent, having been delivered after that. In addition, Volume 17 is the date 1848, not 1849 element, as Clouzot signal, is particularly remarkable for its rarity.The set is as follows:- Scenes of privacy (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4), containing: La Maison du chat-qui-pelote, Le Bal de Sceaux, La Bourse, La Vendetta, Mrs. Firmiani, A Double Family, Peace household , False mistress (first edition), wife of study, Albert Savarus (first edition) (Volume 1); Memoirs of two young married, a daughter of Eve, woman abandoned the Grenadiere, The Message, Gobseck Another study woman (first edition) (Volume 2) The woman of thirty, The marriage Contract, Beatrix (first part) (Volume 3), Beatrix (second and last part), La Grande Breteche (end of another woman study ), Modeste Mignon, Honorine, A Start in life (Volume 4).- Scenes from provincial life (Volumes 5, 6, 7 and 8), containing: Ursula Mirouet, Conquering Power, The Singles (first story) Pierrette (Volume 5); The Singles (second story) The Tours Cure , the Singles (third story) A boy of Marriage, the Parisians Province: (first story) L'Illustre Gaudissart, Parisians by Province (second story) the Muse of the department (Volume 6) the Rivals (first story ): the Old Maid - (Second story: Le Cabinet des Antiques, the Lily of the Valley (Volume 7); lost Illusions (first edition of the latter part) (Volume 8).- Scenes of Parisian life (Tomes 9, 10, 11 and 12), containing: The Thirteen, composed of Ferragus La Duchesse de Langeais and The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Goriot (Volume 9) The Colonnel Chabert, Facino Cane, the Mass of the Atheist, Saracen, the Prohibition, History of grandeur and decadence of Caesar Birotteau (Volume 10); Nucingen House, Pierre Grassou, Secrets of the Princess of Cadignan, the employees, Splendours and Miseries of courtesans (parts I and II) (Volume 11); Splendours and Miseries of courtesans (third party), A Prince of Bohemia, Sketch of Man from life business (original edition) Gaudissart II (original edition), the Comedians unknowingly (first edition) [monitoring] Scenes from politics, containing: An Episode under the Terror, A Tenebreuse case, Z. Marcas, This Side of contemporary history (first episode) (first edition).- Scenes of military life (Volume 13), containing: The Chouans and A Passion in the Desert- Scenes of country life (Volume 13), containing: The Country Doctor and The Cure village- Philosophical Studies (Volumes 14, 15 and 16), containing: The Magic Skin, Jesus Christ in Flanders, Melmoth reconciled, The Unknown Masterpiece, The absolute Research (Volume 14); Massimilla Doni, Gambara, L'Enfant maudit, Les Marana, Farewell, the conscript, El Verdugo, A Drama in the sea, the red Inn, the Elixir of long life, Master Cornelius, on Catherine de Medici: Introduction and part I - the Calvinist Martyr (Volume 15); Catherine de Medici (second part), the Exiles, Louis Lambert, Seraphita [monitoring] analytical Studies containing: Marriage Physiology (Volume 16).- Scenes of Paris life, continued (Volumes 17 and 18), containing: Cousin Bette, Le Cousin Pons (Volume 17); Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans (Part Four) [followed by] Scenes from politics, containing: the Wrong Side of contemporary history (second episode) [monitoring] Scenes from country life, containing: the Peasants [monitoring] analytical Studies containing: Little miseries of married life (Volume 18).- Theater (Volume 19), containing: Vautrin, The Resource Quinola, Pamela Giraud, the stepmother.- Drolatiques Tales (Volume 20): First dizain, dizain Second, Third dizain.Beautiful set of the complete works, in the famous first edition Furne that has great interest to publish several texts in first edition of Balzac. Chez Alexandre Houssiaux à Paris 1855 13x21,5cm 20 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah


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        A Christmas Carol. 13th edn.

      Chapman & Hall. 1855 Half title, col. front. & 3 other plates by John Leech, text illus., final ad. leaf. Orig. horizontal-grained red cloth, blocked & lettered in gilt. Recased retaining most of orig. repaired spine strip, corners repaired. a.e.g.

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        Westward Ho!

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1855. Three volumes, octavo, with three half-titles, volume I with single leaf advertisement at beginning and 16 pages of publishers advertisements (dated April 1855) at end; a bright copy in three quarter blue polished calf by Bayntun, spine with raised bands, double crimson morocco labels, gilt. First Edition. A very good copy of the story of Amyas Leigh's journey to the Caribbean by Charles Kingsley. 'A patriotic tale of adventure, Jesuit intrigue, and naval enterprise of the time of Queen Elizabeth' (OCEL).This copy in an attractive Bayntun binding, the original Cambridge blue cloth binding being known as notoriously fragile and perishable. Sadleir himself implied that this is a difficult book to acquire in original condition.Sadleir's copy had publisher's advertisements dated February 1855, not April, as here. Neat old paper repairs to bottom corner of some pages, not affecting text.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Gold Fields' Commission of Enquiry. Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the condition of the Gold Fields of Victoria, &c.

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 29 March 1855. Tall quarto, lxxii, 365pp., string bound, title-page a little foxed, very good copy. The Commission of Enquiry, whose members including William Westgarth and John Pascoe Fawkner, was appointed to determine the cause of the disturbances at Ballarat, and the resulting report is most desirable for the sheer volume of first-hand evidence printed. The report covers the entire history of the Victorian goldfields, and examines the contentious issues of political rights and the license fee. The social condition of the fields, disparity of wealth, antagonism towards Chinese miners and rising discontent against the State are recurring themes. It is noteworthy for its unflinching criticism of the Victorian police.The report comprises two parts. The first, of some 72 pages, presents the findings and conclusions of the Commissioners, and forms an in-depth critique of goldfields (mis)management resulting in the crisis at Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. The grievances of the miners are seriously addressed - shortage of land and resources, price gouging, corruption, arbitrary decisions and coercion by police and magistrates, disputes between individual miners, and so forth. Treatment of the fighting at Eureka is fairly even-handed; sub-headings include 'Premature violence of the authorities', 'Inhumanities on the occasion' and 'Share borne by foreigners'. The second part prints individual testimonies, forming an invaluable historical resource of some 365 pages. By the date of publication in March 1855, easy alluvial riches were increasingly elusive, and successful gold mining increasingly relied on costly quartz crushing and extraction processes. Hence this report comes at a crucial time in Australian goldfields history when individual prospectors and their families were losing ground, quite literally, to companies with the capital to extract gold from quartz mined deep underground.

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        A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry.

      PROOF COPY OR VERY EARLY ISSUE OF LEAR'S NONSENSE BOOK. Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial semi-stiff covers, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. The limericks to both variants of 'There was an Old Man of The West' reversed, indicating an early issue. The pictorial front cover lacking the publication details, also the words, 'New Edition', but having the word 'to' for seemingly no good reason after the 'of' in the title. Vivien Noakes catalogued a proof copy for the exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1985, but there is no mention in her cataloguing of variations to the cover. Book bumped at outer corners with slight loss to lower outer corner of front cover; alignment of printing to verse of 'There was an old man of Cape Horn' poor; last line of 'There was an old man of Calcutta' partly cropped'; some marking; else a very good copy of an extremely rare issue - very possibly a proof.First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 - 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the 'perfect' or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved, edition.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Collection of Seven Pamphlets on Gold and Six Pamphlets on Decimalisation, in a contemporary binding.

      London: various publishers, 1840-, 1855. Thick octavo, a contemporary collection of thirteen rare pamphlets, seven on the subject of gold, with in total five folding maps, each with original title-pages (one with drop-title only), several with owner's signature, and one with authorial inscription; a handsome volume in contemporary half vellum with titles written in ink on the spine, fine. A handsome volume bringing together a number of mid-nineteenth-century pamphlets relating to gold, privately bound as a reference for William John Prescott, a prominent merchant banker and brother of Bank of England governor Henry James Prescott.The volume notably includes James Wyld's Gold Fields of Australia. Notes on the Distribution of Gold Throughout the World, including Australia, California, and Russia (London, 1852; second edition; Ferguson 18922). Wyld, an innovative cartographer and publisher and geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, produced a vast amount of topical and popular geographical works. The present work on gold distribution reflects Wyld's astute sense of public demand. The text is accompanied by five maps engraved by Wyld himself, three of Australia, one of California and the fifth of the world.Also of note is a presentation copy of the first edition of D. Forbes Campbell's translation of Michel Chevalier's Remarks on the Production of Precious Metals, and on the Depreciation of Gold (London, 1853; Ferguson 13329). Chevalier, a noted French statesman and economist, was one of the originators of the 1860 Cobden-Chevalier treaty regarding free trade between France and Britain, but in the present work goes into some depth regarding the impact of the gold discoveries in Australia and elsewhere. Notably, the essay has been included in the recently published The History of Gold and Silver (London, 2000).Aside from the above mentioned articles, the volume also contains the following regarding gold: William Newmarch, The New Supplies of Gold (London, 1853; Ferguson 13329); Scheer, Frederick. A letter to Thomas Baring, Esq., M.P. on the Effects of the Californian and Australian Gold Discoveries (London, 1852; second edition, not in Ferguson - but see 15469a for the first); Andrew Johnson, Some Observations on the Recent Supplies of Gold, with Remarks on Mr Scheer's Letter to Sir F. Baring. (London, 1852); Leonard Joseph Faucher, Remarks on the Production of the Precious Metals, Translated by Thomson Hankey, Jnr. (London, 1852). It is interesting to note that despite having some Australian content, neither of the last two pamphlets noticed here was included by Ferguson.Reflecting the interests of Prescott, the volume also includes six pamphlets on the debate about possible decimalisation of currency (a full listing of these is available on request).

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        Auxiliary Screw Missionary Steamer "Southern Cross" No. 100.

      London? circa, 1855. Four design documents for the "Southern Cross", including a detailed and finely hand-coloured plan of the vessel with elevation and views of both decks, 720 x 117 mm., thick paper laid down; line plan of the hull, 645 x 1990 mm., thick paper laid down; mid-ship section, 350 x 530 mm., waxed silk; and the blue-print of mid-ship section, 520 x 370 mm. (this with a pencil note at upper right saying that this is a copy of the amended blueprint submitted to Lloyds). An important suite of plans and documents relating to the construction of the Southern Cross, a 70-ton schooner purpose-built for the Melanesian Mission of the Anglican Church and the Church of the Province of Melanesia. This was the first vessel of this name to be built for the Mission, and a succession of vessels of the same name would follow (the current Southern Cross - the ninth - is still in service). The Melanesian Mission was founded in 1849 by then Bishop of New Zealand, George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) to evangelise the south-west Pacific (that is, chiefly, the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, and the Northern New Hebrides Islands). It formally became part of the Australian Board of Missions in 1850, and it was under the aegis of this group that Selwyn visited London in 1854. His efforts meant that Charlotte Mary Yonge donated funds from the sale of her novel The Heir of Redclyffe (1854) to pay for the construction of this bespoke mission vessel.The Southern Cross, as the vessel would be aptly named, became the link between the remote parts of the vast diocese, used by Selwyn and others for their regular circuits, and otherwise fulfilling the many training and logistical tasks required. The early days of the Mission are chiefly known through the memoir of the Reverend Ashwell, Journal of a Voyage to the Loyalty, New Hebrides, and Banks's Island, in the Melanesian Mission Schooner the Southern Cross, with an Account of the Wreck of that Vessel (Auckland, 1860). As the title confirms, this first Southern Cross was lost in 1860, and Ashwell gave a vivid account of her wreck.On 17 June 1860, off the "Poor Knights" (near Whangarei), the vessel was overtaken by a gale, and in heavy winds ran aground. A heavy surf crashed over the vessel forcing the crew to take to the rigging, and the ship's boats were washed away, but at the break of day they were relieved to discover that they were in the reasonably protected bay at Ngunguru, and shore-lines got the entire crew safely to land.A contemporary view of the wreck was published but, significantly, visual material relating to the vessel is very scarce, making this documentation an important, perhaps unique, record of its design and construction. The chief archive of the mission is held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Underlining the Mission's important role in the region, small collections of material relating to the Mission are held in some Australian collections, however, such a substantial set of documents relating to their first Southern Cross is not otherwise known. Well preserved in entirely original condition although one of the plans is roughly torn along bottom edge and all four a little dusted at edges (clearly having been rolled for many years), some pencil shelf markings to versos, very good overall.

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        Alfred Ross, Melbourne.

      London: Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa, 1855. Engraving, 545 x 400 mm. (sheet size), laid down on publisher's light card, mounted. Fine and rare large format engraving of Alfred Ross, Australian merchant, partner of William Westgarth, and eminent member of the Royal Society of Victoria.Alfred Ross (1816-1896) started his career working for the merchant Duncan Dunbar, and in March 1842 arrived in Sydney to work as a representative in Australia. He soon went into business with the Sydney trader Alexander Campbell, but just as quickly dissolved the partnership, setting up on his own in both Sydney, Launceston, and later Melbourne (see his obituary in the Argus, 20 July 1896). Ross was for many years an associate of William Westgarth, and it is therefore particularly significant to note that Ross is here seen seated with a copy of Westgarth's Australia Felix in hand (1848).Ross was also very proud of his involvement with the Royal Society, a private association which encouraged scientific research and the dissemination of new information. Its members included scientists, self-educated enthusiasts, and professional men interested in the advancement of knowledge. The Society funded the the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, and also convened the first Australian Antarctic Exploration Committee in 1885.The lithograph is by Charles Blair Leighton (1823-1855), a noted early Victorian portrait and landscape painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy, and a partner in the firm Leighton Brothers of Lambs Conduit Street in London. This is a particularly rare image: we have certainly never handled another copy, and it does not appear to be recorded in any Australian collection. Intriguingly, it is not clear why the lithograph was printed, but given that Westgarth was in England from 1853 until 1855, it is quite possible that he was involved in the production of this image.

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

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

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        Das neue Schauspielhaus in Berlin. - La nouvelle Salle de Spectacle à Berlin.

      - farb. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 17 x 23,5 Kiewitz 806. - Blick von der Markgrafenstraße aus, links der Deutsche Dom. - Mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        Traité élémentaire des chemins de fer

      EditionBinders full vintage black shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with nets cold and hot. Author, title and volume number gilded. Double framing net on the boards, followed by a cold frame. Rich inner frieze. gilt edges. A slight lack leads the tome 1. 3 corners bumped. traces of wetness on the title page of Volume 1 and the second sheet, foxing. Beautiful copy in full skin. Langlois et Leclercq Paris 1855 In-8 (13,5x22cm) 582pp. et 520pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Le Bosphore.

      Paris, Frick Frères, (vers 1855). ____ Bel album contenant 2 panoramas du Bosphore dépliants (1,13 mètre de long chacun) et 10 planches montrant Constantinople, ses environs et des costumes. 7 de ces planches sont en couleurs. Les deux panoramas, composés de 4 gravures chacun, lithographiées par Sabatier et Schranz, sur fond teinté, sont montés sur tissu à l'époque. Liste des planches : - Panorama du Bosphore (du Palais de Beyler Bey au Mont Géant). - Panorama du Bosphore (de Beikos au chateau des Génois). Les deux dessinés d'après nature par Schranz et lithographiés par Sabatier et Schranz. - Scutari, pointe du Sérail. (sans légende). - Tombeau d'un saint musulman. (sans légende). - Bateaux sur le Bosphore. (sans légende). - Hissari d'Europe et d'Asie. - Le marchand de bonbons. - Bachi-Bouzouks. - Araba de Constantinople. - Vue générale de Smyrne. - Ecrivain & femme turcs - Derviches tourneurs. On trouve le plus souvent cet album avec des rousseurs et dans un cartonnage défraîchi. Très bel exemplaire. ***** Fine lithographed album containing two folding panoramas detailing both shorelines of the Bosphorus from the Black Sea to the Sea of Mamara, including Istanbul. Tinted lithographs made of four sheet conjoined, contemporary laid on linen. With 10 other plates of Constantinople, its area and costumes. 7 plates are coloured. This album is usualy found very foxed and its cloth binding faded. Very good copy. In-4 oblong. Collation : 12 planches Percaline brune, titre doré sur le plat. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Der Bär und der Mond.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1855. 25 x 20 cm. Titel, 20 Blatt mit kolorierten, lithographierten Illustrationen von C.A. Reinhardt. Illustrierte OBroschur. Rümann 1755; Klotz 5741/2; Steinbrink 182,12; nicht bei Wegehaupt und Bilderwelt. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Eine von Reinhardts Tierparodien. - Als Kinderbuch verkleidete Satire auf den Krimkrieg, Rußland als Bär, die Türkei als Mond, die Alliierten England, Frankreich und Sizilien treten als Einhorn, Löwe und Adler in Erscheinung. - Gering gebräunt und stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kinder- & Bilderbücher, Politik

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales.

      Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, 1855. Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved plates; a little light foxing but a very good copy in the original red cloth, recased; front cover ornately decorated in gilt with lettering "Australian Keepsake 1855" at centre; gilt edges. Frederick Terry was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris. In the finely executed oval engravings that comprise this album, Terry captures the mood of his landscape in a method similar to that employed by the English artist, Birket Foster, succeeding in capturing "the romantic beauty of the unrivalled Harbour of Port Jackson".This copy has the plate "Double Bay from Old South Head Road" which is often absent, and the errata slip.

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      Helsinki: F Liewendal 1855 - 4¡: 141 pp. + folding lithographed Map (17.5 x 26.5 inches / 44.5 x 67.4 cm), bound in contemporary quarter cloth with marbled boards (Very Good, some light areas of foxing to text, map with areas of minor discoloration, binding with minor shelf ware, more pronounced along front fore-edge). The first ethnographic map of Alaska, by the Finnish anthropologist H.J. Holmberg, bound within the accompanying Part 1 (of 2 independently-issued parts) of HolmbergÕs groundbreaking study of the region. This fascinating work features the first ethnographic map of Alaska, drafted by the eminent Finnish anthropologist and naturalist Henrik Johan Holmberg, bound within Part 1 (of 2) of HolmbergÕs magnificent description of Russian America (Part 2 of HolmbergÕs work was issued independently 8 years later). The map, made during the twilight of Russian hegemony in what would later become Alaska, is the first to detail the territories of the 4 major Native American First Nations within the region: the Tlinget; the Kodiak; the DenaÕina and other Athabaskan peoples; and the Aleut peoples, which are further divided into the domains of specific named tribes. Importantly, this is the first map to pay proper respect to the established societies of Alaska in an era when Europeans till maintained a relatively light footprint. Geographically, the mapÕs coverage embraces the southern four-fifths of Alaska (all but the Northern Slope), with its coastal areas being quite accurate, predicated upon the latest sources, such as the early 1840s surveys of Laurentii Alekseevich Zagoskin. However, its coverage of the interior is quite limited, with only a sketchy delineation of the ÔFl. JukchanaÕ (Yukon River). Geographical features are copiously labeled, areas of elevation are shown with hachures, with shading emphasizing the coastlines. The ÔErklŠrungenÕ (Legend of Symbols), in the upper right, identifies: ÔFestungÕ (forts); ÔVolkaneÕ (volcanoes); odinotschka (monasteries / missions); ÔBergeÕ (mountains); ÔAnsiedelung der RussenÕ (Russian settlements); ÔRussischen KreolonÕ (mixed Russian-Native American settlements); ÔEingebornenÕ (Native American settlements). The various Native American Nations (and their sub-divisions), as classified in the table ÔAnsiedelungen der EingebornenÕ (Settlements of the Natives), in the upper right, are labeled throughout the map as follows: I. ÔThlink’tenÕ (Tlinget), including 2 geographic divisions and 10 tribes, with names on the map underlined by lines composed entirely of dots, occupying the Panhandle in Southeastern Alaska; II. ÔKonjagenÕ (Alutiiq peoples and those speaking other Eskimo languages), including 4 geographic divisions and 25 tribes, underlined by dashed lines, occupying a band of territory extending from the Pacific at Kodiak Island, the southern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, and then across and up along the shores of the Bering Sea; III. ÔThnainiaÕ (DenaÕina and other Athabaskan peoples), including 5 geographic divisions and 21 tribes, underlined with lines of dashes and crosses, occupying most of the interior and the coastal areas on an around the Kenai Peninsula (the Anchorage region); and IV. ÔAleutenÕ (Aleutian), including 11 geographic divisions and 24 tribes, underlined by dashes and dots, occupying the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. While the book in which the map appears was published by H.C. Friis, the map was lithographed by Frans Oscar Liewendal, who was the countryÕs leading practitioner of the medium and the proprietor of FinlandÕs first lithographic press (founded in 1834). HolmbergÕs present book. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. All editions of the parts of HolmbergÕs study of Alaska are today rare. References: Re: Book: Russica, H1059; Sabin, 32572; Not in Lada-Mocarski; Re: Map only: M.W. Falk, Alaskan Maps: A Cartobibliography of Alaska to 1900 (1983), 1855-12.

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        Les buveurs d'eau

      Michel Lévy frères. First French edition, the first having appeared the year before in Brussels, published by Lebègue.Half navy blue shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine (very slightly faded) in six compartments a little rubbed (but not significantly), marbled endpapers and pastedowns. A very rare autograph inscription signed by Henry Murger to his friend Michel Carré on half-title. A tiny lack at the center of one pastedowns, a little light insignificant foxing, marginal trace of a label to half-title. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1855 11x18cm relié

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        Blackers Art Of Fly Making Comprising Angling And Dyeing Of Colours, With Engravings Of Salmon And Trout Flies Shewing The Progress Of The Gentle Art Of Angling As Taught In The Pages With Descriptions Of Flies For The Season Of The Year As They Come Out Of The Water

      William Blacker 1855 - VIII 259 pages, 12mo, illus, 22 plates 17 being finely hand coloured plates of flies and fly making materials, a clean copy recased in the original green cloth, gilt decorated spine.

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        Rythms from my Scrap Book: Printed and Sold for the benefit of the Patriotic Fund.

      Launceston: Cornwall Chronicle, 1855. Small octavo, 114 pp., single page "In Memoriam" bound in, early newspaper report of Gardner's death pasted to a blank, some significant toning; a charming copy in full pebble-grained green morocco, gilt. Very scarce: a Launceston-published anthology of poetry by William Atkinson Gardner, Member of the Legislative Council for the County of Cornwall (around Launceston). Gardner notes: 'These rythms are not on martial subjects... but as paper is made from rags, it is hoped that the produce of these papers may be issued forth in lint to the wounded of the Crimea' (Preface, dated May 1855).The poetry certainly has its charms (such as the oddly satisfying rhyme of "fiendish mutter" with "dear voice utter"). Of some utility is Gardner's habit of publishing the date of composition, the earliest having been written in Paris in 1835. There is a poem to his wife, and another to his eldest child Jessie, as well as more substantial odes such as "The Emigrant's Song" and "Hymn to Australia" ('... Borne on the southern gale... '), as well as a series of translations from the German.The single-page obituary notice bound in gives a few biographical details of Gardner which can be added to those gleaned from the poems. There is also an interesting note: 'his last days having been spent in correcting the proof sheets... he closed his work, while lying on that bed of sickness from which he never rose... '. Given that the present copy has several corrections in pencil, notably the addition of a new version of one stanza of the first poem, it is quite possible that this copy was revised by Gardner himself on his sickbed.

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        Sit nomen Domini benedictum. The Eureka Stockade: the consequences of some pirates wanting on quarter-deck a rebellion...

      Melbourne: Printed for the Author by J. P. Atkinson and Co. 1855. Octavo, an excellent copy in the original printed and illustrated wrappers; quarter calf bookform box. First edition of a justly famous and very rare Australian book, a major work in the Australian literary canon and of vital importance for its documentary aspects. Carboni's eccentric book is the key work on the events at Eureka in 1854, Australia's only armed uprising. It is especially desirable when, like this copy, it retains its original wrappers, since the illustration on the fragile front wrapper is the sole contemporary printed depiction of the Eureka flag of the Southern Cross. The famous image is one of only two significant contemporary depictions of this distinctive Australian icon, widely adopted as the symbol of republicanism and informed dissent; the other surviving image is a watercolour in Charles Alphonse Doudiet's sketchbook which, rediscovered in the 1990s, is now in the Art Gallery of Ballarat, along with the remains of the flag itself, the latter recently on loan to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.Carboni, Italian radical and wanderer, came to Australia in 1852 and became a digger at Ballarat. An articulate European with revolutionary experience, he was appointed by Peter Lalor to organise the foreigners in the stockade. He was one of the twelve men charged with high treason, and served four hard months in prison before his acquittal. Before returning to Italy in 1856, he published this version of events at Eureka, to be sold on the first anniversary of the December 1854 conflict. His extraordinary and idiosyncratic narrative of Eureka was the only contemporary book by a participant. "He had a strong instinct for style, and this, with his quick observant eye, his fire and his intense sincerity, his strong sense of humour, his faculty for character-sketching, and his curious and likeable personality combine to make his narrative memorable" (Green).This rare book has always been especially difficult to find in good condition, and especially so with its original illustrated wrappers with their simple depiction of the Eureka flag, seen by some as the only truly national flag depicting, as it does, the Southern Cross. Carboni wrote of the ensign: "There is no flag in old Europe half so beautiful as the "Southern Cross" of the Ballarat miners, first hoisted on the old spot on Bakery Hill. The flag is silk, blue ground, with a large silver cross, similar to the one in our southern firmament, no device or arms, but all exceedingly chaste and natural... the vividness of double of the number of eyes electrified by the magnetism of the Southern Cross; was one of those grand sights such as are recorded only in the history of 'The Crusaders in Palestine'... " Some expert restoration of the paper spine but the important wrappers well preserved.

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        Oeuvres complètes

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

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        L‘été a Bade, DIESES BUCH WURDE BEI UNS AM 14.02.11 GESTOHLEN. Sollte es bei Ihnen auftauchen, bitten wir Sie, uns zu verständigen! Dieser Hinweis soll dem Schutz eines Erwerbers und der Aufklärung der Straftat dienen), mit Illustrationen von Tony Johannot, Eug. Lami, Francais et Jaquemot,

      Paris, Ernest Bourdin, o.J. (ca 1855). 3. durchgesehene und korrigierte Ausgabe, 299 Seiten, 18x28, rotes O Ldr mit goldgeprägtem badischen Wappen und Kronen, Goldfileten und grünen Seidenbatist-Vorsätzen auf goldgeprägten Buchdecken-Rahmen sowie Voll-Goldschnitt EIN SELTEN WOHLERHALTENES EXEMPLAR DIESES NAMHAFTEN ANSICHTENWERKES BADENS IM ÄUSSERST PRACHTVOLLEN LUXUSHAND-EINBAND mit 54 Holzschnitten im Text und 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln: davon 3 kolorierte lithographische Kostümdarstellungen (Paysan et paysannes badois / Postillon et aubergiste badois / Etudiants d‘ Heidelberg), 14 Stahlstich-Ansichten (8 Ansichten aus Baden-Baden, und je eine von Rastatt (Schloß Favorite), Konstanz, Freiburg i. Br., Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mainz) und eine lithographische, grenzkolorierte Karte des Herzogtums Baden sowie einem Stahlstich-Portraits des Großherzogs Friedrich von Baden, der Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb, innen stellenweise etwas braunfleckig Versand D: 5,00 EUR La 29739, Baden, i

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        Little Dorrit. FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. XX original parts in XIX.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1855-57 Original pale blue paper wrappers. Occasional sl. rubbing, but overall a v.g. unsophisticated set in custom-made green cloth fold-over box.Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. A well-preserved set of the parts, with no discernible signs of repair work, retaining all plates, prelims, catalogues, advertisements & slips. N.B: With the slip in part 16, alerting the reader to the error in printing 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois'.

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        Historia General y Natural de las Indias, Islas y Tierra-Firme del Mar Océano...

      Madrid: Real Academia, 1851-1855. Four volumes, folio, with a total of 15 plates (three folding, one coloured); contemporary polished marbled calf, double labels. A beautiful copy in a handsome contemporary binding: the first full edition of the great sixteenth-century work on Spanish voyages, and 'the source from which most literary writers have drawn their accounts of the early occurrences in the New World' (Church). Oviedo's 'massive work... if published when it was written, might have given its author the literary stature of Barros... As Oviedo's work stands, it is a noble monument; in fact, it is the greatest classic of the early years of Spanish activity in the New World to be chronicled by a contemporary... ' (Penrose). This canonical edition includes much of Oviedo's manuscript for the first time, and includes the first full-length printing of the various sections originally partially published in Spain in 1526, 1535, and 1547. It is a superb achievement: as Palau notes it is 'magnifica en todos conceptos, tanto por el merito historico y literario como por la presentacion nitida y correcta.''The Spanish historian Oviedo was born at Madrid in August 1478. Educated at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, in his thirteenth year he became page to their son, the Infante Don John, was present at the siege of Granada, and there saw Columbus before his voyage to America. On the death of Prince John (4 October 1497), Oviedo went to Italy, and there acted as secretary to Gonzolo Fernandez de Cordoba. In 1514 he was appointed supervisor of gold-smeltings at San Domingo, and on his return to Spain in 1523 was appointed historiographer of the Indies. He paid five more visits to America before his death, which took place at Valladolid in 1557.'Besides a romance of chivalry entitled Claribalte (1519) Oviedo wrote two extensive works of permanent value: La General y natural historia de las Indias and Las Quinquagenas de la nobleza de Espana. The former work was first issued at Toledo (1526) in the form of a summary entitled La Natural hystoria de las Indias; the first part of La Historia general de las Indias appeared at Seville in 1535; but the complete work was not published till 1851-1855, when it was edited by J.A. de los Rios for the Spanish Academy of History. Though written in a diffuse style, it embodies a mass of curious information collected at first hand, and the incomplete Seville edition was widely read in the English and French versions published by Eden and Poleur respectively in 1555 and 1556... ' (EB). A fine set.

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        Reise Tagebuch des Missionarswelcher als Dolmetscher die Nordpol Expedition zur auffsuchung Sir John Franklins auf dem Schiff Investigator begleitete In den Jahren 1850 bis 1854


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        Ls, to John Blackwood, from Tavistock House, Monday Twelfth March 1855. Largely in a secretarial hand but with the address, salutation, signature and addressee added by Dickens.

      1855 29 lines on first & third side of folded 8vo sheet, integral blanks.Five examples of this 'standard letter' encouraging attendance at the AGM of the Literary Fund are recorded in vol. VII of Pilgrim Letters

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        Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden åren 1851-1853, under befäl af C. A. Virgin...

      Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier, [1854-1855]. Two volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; original brown cloth, gilt. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the expedition's stops in Honolulu, Tahiti, San Francisco, Sydney and Manila, and shorter notices on various South American ports, the Galapagos, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Cape of Good Hope. The plates include four of Tahiti, three of Hawaii, two of Manila and a view of Mission Dolores, San Francisco. These coloured lithographs are both naïve and attractive. The book was also published in German in 1856, but no edition in English appeared until a translation of the important Hawaiian portion of the narrative by Meiric Dutton was issued in 1954.Forbes has a long article on the important narrative of the Honolulu visit which includes a good account of the town and harbour, and numerous social engagements including a meeting with the king and Saturday horseracing, as well as a trip into the countryside including a visit to the Pali.'Skogman's little known narrative tells of the Royal Swedish voyage... [The] work is much sought after because of its fine colour plates. In the appendices is a section on whaling in the Pacific Ocean... ' (Hill). Despite the substantial Australian section, the book is not recorded by Ferguson.Peter Howard, the Berkeley bookseller, has pointed out that 'the Voyages of the Frigate Eugenie in some way paralleled the trips of the Adventurer. They had only one port stop in common, however - Port Famine at the tip of South America. Wherein lies one of the most baffling of Lepidoptera problems.'The collecting habits of scientists on the Eugenie in two generalized pages record the fact that from Hawaii was brought home what proved to be Colias Sponteni. The Adventurer gathered in South America the same blue butterfly, Colias Imperialis.'Between the two ships, ten specimens were collected. No other sighting in South America of Colias Imperialis [Sponteni] has ever been recorded. The morphology of Colias Imperialis is not suitable to southern South America. One private scholar has spent over $50,000 in pursuit of a scientific solution to the problem. I am indebted to the University of California at Davis scientist Arthur Shapiro for every bit of this knowledge. He has swept the plains of South America for decades, looking for a single Colias Imperialis. The number of specimens gathered by the Adventurer is proof that the bug bred there, he insists... '. A good copy in original cloth, a little scratched.

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      HAYEZ, BRUXELLES 1855 - Legatura originale in mezza pelle e carta zigrinata violacea, dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Elegante antiporta calligrafata e dipinta con vignetta centrale disegnata a penna in azzurro e titolo racchiuso in cornice romantica policroma con rialzi in oro: altra carta manoscritta e corata policroma e in oro con medaglione dipinto in azzurro e grazioso piccolo dipinto raffigurante mazzo di fiori posto all'interno di una conchiglia; a pennello rosso sono elencate 44 orchidee citate nell'opera; 8 pagine non numerate compreso il frontespizio e occhiello; 48 splendide tavole litografiche magnificamente colorate all'acquerello d'epoca con alcuni rialzi alla gomma, raffiguranti le più belle orchidee provenienti da tutte le regioni tropicali del mondo; per ogni tavola pagina di testo contrapposta di esplicazione. Prima edizione di questo importante lavoro dall'apparato iconografico di particolare qualità. Linden, cacciatore d'orchidee per eccellenza, fu il primo a trapiantare i fiori della sua passione nelle regioni montagnose ottenendo notevoli e innovativi risultati grazie al clima di quelle regioni. Dopo dieci anni nell'emisfero occidentale, Linden ritornò a Bruxelles nel 1845 dove, con suo figlio Lucien, fondò l'Horticulture Internationale, primo concorrente commerciale del suo antagonista britannico Sander. Linden, importò in Belgio più di 1.100 specie di orchidee. Il volume è dedicato a M. Pescatore di St. Cloud, in Francia, uno dei primi hobbisti di orchidee sul continente, e la cui collezione era curata da Linden stesso. La pubblicazione in oggetto, frutto di una collaborazione tra Linden, G. Lüddemann, J.E. Planchon e M.G. Reichenbach, fu abbandonata dopo la morte di Pescatore. Pertanto, il volume, pur avendo l'indicazione di I volume, restò l'unico pubblicato. Le lastre litografiche furono eseguite da F. Detollenaere, dai disegni di Maubert (The Orchid osservati, n. 16). Esemplare in eccellente stato conservativo, ulteriormente impreziosito dalle prime due carte calligrafate e dipinte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Musée impérial du Louvres - Description des sculptures modernes

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

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        Essays and Notes on Agriculture

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [3], viii, 407pp., [1]p publisher advertisement, [3]. Brown cloth hardcover with black leather spine and joints. Gilt title and farm illustration on spine. A black stamp located on the front paste down and right front flyleaf - "Hebron Presbyterian Church by Miss Annie Sinclair Tate as a memorial to Elder Addison Waddell Tate." The stamps each have one black line drawn through text at top of stamp and two black lines through text below last line. An old pen inscription "Wm. W. Tate Brentwood" is written below the right front flyleaf stamp. No other markings on book. Light edge wear to boards and corners. A few chips to cloth on front cover. Cloth chipped at head and base of spine and center front joint. Light to moderate scattered foxing to contents. Edmund Ruffin was considered the father of modern scientific agronomy. He was a radical advocate of State's Rights and legend has it he fired the first shot at Fort Sumter at the start of the Civil War. He committed suicide in 1865 rather then reconcile with the Union.

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        Johnstons' Atlas of the War 1855. [Comprising]: Johnston's New Map of the Seat of War in the Danubian Principalities and Turkey...; Johnston's Chart of the Baltic Sea German Ocean & English Channel...; Johnston's New Map of the Crimea with a Plan of the Town and Port of Eupatoria...; Johnston's New Map of the Black Sea Caucasus, Crimea &c with Enlarged Plans of Sevastopol...; Johnston's War Map of Europe Showing the Seats of Operation in the Black Sea & Sea of Azov...; Johnston's Plan of the siege of Sevastopol Showing the Positions of the Allied & Russian Armies...; Johnston's Chart of the Sea of Azov, with a Map of the Grain Producing Portion of Russia whence it Derives its Commerce

      (Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1855). Seven folding maps, each c. 53 x 69 cm, original printed colour in outline, housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase, gilt lettered and decorated to the upper board with the original paper wallet with a printed list of the maps and the price for the set. Some occasional wear to the edges and intersections of the folds, with subtle tissue reinforcements at a few points, the wallet with wear to the ends, else a very good example of this fragile set.

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        Coranus arabice. Recensionis Flügelianae. Textum recognitum iterum exprimi. Curavit Gustavus Mauritius Redslob.

      Leipzig, Tauchnitz 1855 - VIII, ca 500 S., Hldr. goldgeprägt der Zeit, Min. gebrauchspurig, wenig stockfleckig. Editio stereotypa Novis chartis impressa. Die EA erschien 1834. Text arab, Einführung lat.- Gustav Flügel (1802-1870), detuscher Orientalist dessen Hauptwerk die Erstellung eines bibliographischen und enzyklopädischen Lexikons des Haji Khalfa, mit Lateinischer Übersetzung (London und Leipzig, 1835?1858). Besonderen Stellenwert hatte auch seine Ausgabe des Koran, die in Leipzig (1834 und erneut 1893) beim Drucker und Verleger Carl Christoph Traugott Tauchnitz entstand. Mit dieser wurde der europäischen Wissenschaft erstmals ein zuverlässiger Korantext zur Verfügung gestellt. Auf Flügels Ausgabe beruhten in der Folgezeit nahezu alle Übersetzungen in europäische Sprachen.- Redslob, Gustav Moritz (1804 bis 1882), evangelischer Theologe u. Hebraist, de anch angaben Flügels diese Ausgabe zusammenstellte. 600 gr. Schlagworte: Religion - IslamNeueingänge - Philosophie, Religion [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ITINERARIO e Informe que presenta al Exmo. Gobierno de la Provincia la Comision encargada de practicar un reconocimiento topográfico sobre la Frontera del Este de esta Provincia, y determinar la direccion y puntos principales para la apertura de un camino a la Esquina-Grande, con el correspondiente presupuesto aproccimativo del gasto que en su construccion demandaria.

      Salta, 1855. - in-8. 147pp. Demi-basane moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Salta, de ce mémoire topographique et économique concernant un projet de route reliant la ville à une région reculée de sa province, "Esquina-Grande". Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Innkeeper and Public Brewer. Containing - Hints for managing spirits and wines, the preparing of compounds, liqueurs, &c. The brewing and management of beer . By a Practical Man.

      London: G. Biggs, [c.1855] - Octavo. Original brown cloth, decorative floral frame stamped in blind to covers, titles and vignette gilt to front cover, edges sprinkled red, yellow endpapers. Near-contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine and edges of boards sunned, light bumps to extremities, mark to foot of front cover continuing onto spine and rear cover; a very good copy. First edition of this comprehensive business guide for innkeepers and other liquor sellers. It features information on how to make various forms of alcohol, tips on purchasing them, how to adjust and compute the proof of liquor, how to obtain a liquor license and other important skills for running an inn. There is a notable section devoted to early recipes of cocktails (shrubs, ratafias and punches). It also includes reference tables for use when brewing using thermometers and saccharometers. The preface notes that, "we trust that the trifling cost incurred by purchasing our book may be amply repaid by the instruction that it will impart in its perusal". It is listed in only 3 institutions world-wide on Worldcat and copies have only appeared at auction twice. Not in Bitting or Cagle. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Topographische Karte der Schweiz. Vermessen und herausgegeben auf Befehl der eidgenössischen Behörden. Diese Karte, nach Flamsteeds modifizierter Projection entworfen, hat als Mittelpunkt die Sternwarte zu Bern, wurde aufgenommen und reduziert durch eidgenössiche Ingenieure unter Aufsicht des Generals G. H. Dufour. Maasstab der Karte 1:100 000.

      (O.O. u. Dr.). . (Kartendrucke -) 1855 - 58,7x42 cm. Mit gestochenem Titelblatt und 24 Blatt Karten in Stahlstich. Grüner Halblederband der Zeit. Auf Fälzen eingebundenes Exemplar. Jedes Blatt mit Seidenschutzpapieren.5 Blätter in den "aufgestochenen" nachgeführten und überarbeiteten Ausgabe 1862-64. Jedes Blatt mit dem Blindstempel des "Eidgenössischen Militairarchiv". - Ein Meilenstein in der Kartographie. - Einband berieben und beschabt. Name auf dem Vorsatz. - Alle Blätter fleckenlos.

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        Das Universitätsgebäude in Berlin. - L' Université à Berlin.

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Lütke ( Druck v. Königl. lith. Institut ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1855, 16,7 x 23,5 Kiewitz 799; Ernst, Bd. 1. Lütke, Nr. 41 - Blick vom Opernhaus aus, i. Vgr. Kutschen und Passanten. Links die heutige Staatsbibliothek. Die Ansicht zeigt die Universität vor 1850, da das Denkmal Friedrich des Großen noch nicht steht.

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        Johnstons' Atlas of the War 1855. [Comprising]: Johnston's New Map of the Seat of War in the Danubian Principalities and Turkey.; Johnston's Chart of the Baltic Sea German Ocean & English Channel.; Johnston's New Map of the Crimea with a Plan of the Town and Port of Eupatoria.; Johnston's New Map of the Black Sea Caucasus, Crimea &c with Enlarged Plans of Sevastopol.; Johnston's War Map of Europe Showing the Seats of Operation in the Black Sea & Sea of Azov.; Johnston's Plan of the siege of Sevastopol Showing the Positions of the Allied & Russian Armies.; Johnston's Chart of the Sea of Azov, with a Map of the Grain Producing Portion of Russia whence it Derives its Commerce

      (Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1855) - Seven folding maps, each c. 53 x 69 cm, original printed colour in outline, housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase, gilt lettered and decorated to the upper board with the original paper wallet with a printed list of the maps and the price for the set. Some occasional wear to the edges and intersections of the folds, with subtle tissue reinforcements at a few points, the wallet with wear to the ends, else a very good example of this fragile set.

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        Land, Labour, and Gold; or, Two Years in Victoria: with Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. Inner hinges split and tender, but still holding, nonetheless a very good copy.. Octavo, two volumes, 24 pp. advertisements in the second volume not noted by Ferguson; in the original green cloth. First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively account of colonial and goldfields life noted for its vivid immediacy. Howitt attempts a thorough critique of colonial society, informed by his own radical liberalism. Writing before Eureka, his candid and reasoned criticism of the land laws and the administration of the goldfields gave articulate expression to the concerns and aspirations of the emigrant diggers.

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        Manuscript Journal with Excellent Firsthand Observations of the Crimean War.

      Crimea, 16 April - 16 May 1855. Manuscript of 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. Wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, 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. 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..

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        Descripzione di alcuni fuchi fossili della Calcaria del monte Spilecco nella provincia Veronese.

      Con sei tavole. Estratta dalla Rivista periodica dei lavori dell' I. R. Academia de Scienze, Lettere ed Arti di Padova, Trim. III-IV. dell'anno 1855-56. Padova, Angelo Sicca, (1856). 8vo. 29 pp.+ 6 handcoloured lith. folding plates. Minor foxing. Sewn as issued, uncut, in printed red wrapper. Dedication to the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and with its library stamp. From the library of Nils Fries. Stafleu 5612. Fine copy. Abramo Bartolommeo Massalongo (1824-60) was an Italian paleobotanist and lichenologist, high school teatcher at Verona and together with G. W. Koerber the founder of the "Italian-Silesian" school of lichenology. The receiver of the offprint in Uppsala was probably Elias Fries, also a lichenologist.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Brooklyn 1855 - First edition, one of only 200 copies of the first issue of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. “The importance of the first edition of Leaves of Grass to American literary history is impossible to exaggerate. The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America’s cultural memory because in the world of his imagination Americans have learned to recognize and possibly understand their own. As Leaves of Grass grew through its five subsequent editions into a hefty book of 389 poems (with the addition of the two annexes), it gained much in variety and complexity, but Whitman’s distinctive voice was never stronger, his vision never clearer, and his design never more improvisational than in the twelve poems of the first edition” (Ivan Marki). “If one attempts to list the artistic achievements of our nation against the background of Western tradition, our accomplishments in music, painting, sculpture, architecture tend to be somewhat dwarfed. The exception is in literature. No western poet, in the past century and a half, not even Browning or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson. The book that matters most is the original 1855 Leaves of Grass” (Harold Bloom, The Western Canon). “Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of “Leaves of Grass” is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation” (Printing and the Mind of Man). According to the bookbinder’s records, 795 copies were bound; Whitman reported that 800 were printed. The first 200 were bound in June 1855 in binding A (green cloth with extra gilt stamping and all edges gilt). In December 1855 to January 1856, another 262 copies were bound in binding B (green cloth with less ornate stamping), and at this same time another 150 copies were bound in binding C (paper wrappers). Finally, in July 1855, 46 copies were bound “in boards mounted.” Ours is an excellent example of the first group of 200. Most copies of this fragile volume that have appeared in recent years have been heavily restored. This is a very handsome copy. Provenance: signature of Thomas Bucher dated October 1855. The first issue Leaves of Grass is rarely found with an 1855 provenance. Printing and the Mind of Man 340. Grolier 100 Influential American Books 67. Myerson, Walt Whitman: A Bibliography A 2.1.a1 Small folio. Portrait of Whitman. Original gilt decorated green cloth, all edges gilt (binding A). First gathering restored at inner margin, minor repairs at gutter. Very minimal wear. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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