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         Les contemplations

      Michel Lévy frères 1856 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1856, In-8 (14,5x22,5cm), 359pp. et 408pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale de tout premier tirage. "Les premiers titres, les plus rares, sont au seul nom de Michel Lévy ; les suivants aux noms de Michel Lévy et Pagnerre". "D'une manière générale, ce livre se présente souvent en bon état de fraîcheur intérieure, mais le plus souvent en reliures assez simples." ; cet exemplaire, au seul nom de l'éditeur Lévy, se présente dans une jolie demi reliure du temps. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons au semi d'hermines. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Quelques rares rousseurs sur un papier bien frais. Bel exemplaire. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition of any first print. "The first titles, the rarest, are in the name of Michel Lévy, the following in the names of Michel Lévy and Pagnerre". "In general, this book is often in a good state of interior freshness, but most often in fairly simple bindings ."; this copy, in the name of the publisher Lévy alone, is presented in a pretty half time binding. Binders in half red shagreen contemporary. Back with false nerves adorned with boxes in semi ermine. Titres and golden tomatoes. Some rare foxing on a very fresh paper. Nice copy. 359pp. et 408pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         La Touraine: Histoire et monuments. .

      Tours: Mame, 1856 - Second tirage de la première édition, in-folio; 610p. [1p.]; 4 chromolithographies, 14 planches hors-texte sur acier, 1 carte avec les limites en couleurs, très nombreuses gravures sur bois, jolies lettrines. Superbe reliure doublée en plein maroquin havane, finement mosaïquée sur les plats de listels de maroquin noir entourant un bouquet central de roses et de marguerites (F. Thomas). Dos à nerfs mosaïqué, doublures de maroquin rouge et havane, avec de très belles dentelles aux petits fers et les armes du baron A. de Toulouzette au centre du premier contreplat. Double filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure. Ouvrage remarquablement illustré de sujets historiques, portraits, vues de la ville de Tours et de ses environs, des arrondissements de Chinon et de Loches, par Karl Girardet, Louis Français et H. Catenacci. Vicaire I,900. Carteret III, 103: "Cet ouvrage est un monument; les gravures sur bois sont remarquables. ll faut se rendre compte que de nos jours une pareille débauche d"illustrations gravées sur bois est un luxe dispendieux à cause du prix de la main-d"oeuvre. L"éditeur le plus riche se ruinerait dans de pareilles entreprises." (Le trésor du bibliophile, 1927). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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         Lake Ngami; Or, Explorations and Discoveries, During Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa (1st BRITISH EDITION)

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1856 - A very rare first London edition (larger, more grand, more impressive than the American first edition). ************* This is the cheapest London first edition in original binding for sale anywhere. There are a handful of second edition copies for sale, and one or two first editions that have major flaws or have been rebound. Grab this copy while you can. ************* London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856, 1856. Original brown cloth, no restoration work at all, all original. Titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to spine and covers, hippopotamus vignette gilt to front cover, rhinoceros vignette gilt to rear, edges of pages untrimmed. ************* Discreet prior owner one-name signature to ffep. Inner hinges cracked, also cracked at page 384. One plate loose and worn on edges, as shown in photo. ************* The photos in this listing are very important and will help you ascertain exactly what you are buying. A good copy, especially considering age and rarity. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 similar plates, folding map, wood-engravings to the text. ************* First edition of Andersson's first book, a "famous early volume of African sport and travel a cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century" (Czech). "Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of these countries is absolutely unequalled. Many exciting hunting adventures are depicted by pen and pencil, and the author obtained a great insight into the curious customs of the natives and their rulers" (Mendelssohn). The lively plates depict the pursuit of hippopotamus, eland, kudu, oryx, ostriches, lion, and other big game; the American edition, published the same year, was in a smaller format and reproduced these images as illustrations within the letterpress. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849 and joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa, "an area which was, at that time, largely unknown to Europeans" (ODNB). The expedition set out in 1850, landed at Walvis Bay, modern Namibia, and eventually reached Tounobis on the border with Botswana. Galton left in 1851, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1853 he set out to cross the desert to Lake Ngami (now no more than a seasonal marsh), taking a circuitous route via Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. After reaching the lake he continued 60 miles further north in search of the Okavango but was obliged to turn back, returning the following year via more settled districts. He published his account during a two-year return visit to England. He later managed the Walvis Bay Mining Company, before selling up in 1864 in order to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, during which conflict he received a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later. Czech pp. 6-7; Howgego IV A19; Mendelssohn I p. 41; SABIB I p. 65; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Springbok Books]
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         Nos Souvenirs de Kil-Bouroun Pendant l'Hiver Passé Dans le Liman du Dnieper, 1855-1856

      A beautiful and rare album comprising title page, a map showing the location of the naval battle of Kil-Bouroun (Kinburn), and 15 chromolithographic plates depicting mostly maritime scenes after the battle along the ice-bound Dnieper River, including inside the fort, disembarking onto the ice, and ruined fortifications, lithographed and colored by Eugene Ciceri and Adolphe Bayot, the ships drawn by Antoine Léon Morel-Fatio, after drawings by Paris. Some details appear to be hand-colored. Some scattered foxing, small stain to inside front cover, a few small tears along binding, spine very slightly shaken. Folio. Full leather, raised spine. Paris (Arthus-Bertrand/Becquet Freres) n.d. (circa 1856). The Battle of Kil-Bouroun (Kinburn) took place during the final phase of the Crimean War, on October 17, 1855, at the tip of the peninsula of Kinburn along the Dnieper River in modern-day Ukraine. During this naval battle, the British and French forces destroyed the Russian navy, having attacked them with a fleet of ironclad ships. The decisive battle helped to signify the decline of the traditional wooden warship. Very scarce; as of October 2017, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North America of this suite.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books ]
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         Grammatica novissima della Lingua Italiana rinnovata e corretta da Leopoldo Rodinò per uso del Liceo Arcivescovile e de' Seminari di Napoli sopra quella compilata nello studio di Basilio Puoti, L'analogia.

      Dalla Tipografia Trani - Napoli, NAPOLI 1856 - Grammatica novissima della Lingua Italiana ITALIANO Volume della metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle, piatti marmorizzati, dorso con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, bordo e punte consumati, cerniera danneggiata, tagli bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, due macchie su pagina 83, alcune sottolineature ed evidenziazioni con matite colorate. Presenta lettera dedicatoria. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza, cifre scritte a penna e timbro. Belle testatine in nero. Solo Parte Prima: l'Analogia.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         California

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co. 1856 - Map dimensions 36 x 26.5 cm, overall 43 x 34.5 cm. Folding map with original colour marking out the county boundaries, large inset plan of San Francisco to the upper right corner, original blind stamped red cloth boards, gilt lettered to the upper cover, publisher's advertisement to the inner cover, this bearing a near contemporary ownership inscription of a "James D. Johnstone / Rothesay / April 1866", financial calculations in the same hand just visible to an exposed section of the rear inner cover. Small closed tear to the left margin, two small brown marks to the centre left of the map, very good overall, especially considering the fragility of the map being printed on thin paper without having been mounted on linen.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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         General-Karte des österreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem großen Theile der angrenzenden Länder seiner kaiserl. königl. apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef dem Ersten, Kaser von Österreich, &. &. &. in allertiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet

      Wien: k. k. militärisch-geographisches Institut 1856 - HLDr.-Schuber mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, leinenbezogen (21 x 26 cm), enthält 20 auf Leinen gezogene große Karten und eine kleine Übersichtskarte (22,5 x 28 cm), Kupferstiche mit Farbendruck, jeweils in 6 Blättern (50 x 56 cm), Schuber berieben und angeschmutzt, geplatzt, innen etwas fleckig, von der inneren Lade ist eine Klappe abgerissen und fehlt, die Karten sind überwiegend sauber, auf der Vorderseite finden sich ab und zu kleinere braune Flecken bei den Falten, Übersichtskarte hat verbogene Ecken, Hinterseite der Karte leicht fleckig, Kanten angeschmutzt, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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         Autograph signature on wrapper cover of: Medea. Ein Trauerspiel in drei Aufzügen und in Versen von Ernst Legouvé in italienischer Übersetzung von Josef Montanelli.

      (Paris, Morris), [ca. 1856]. - 8vo. 34 pp. Printed blue original wrappers. German-Italian libretto for Legouvé's "Medea" adaptation which premiered on 18 February 1858 at the Carl-Theater in Vienna's Leopoldstadt district, where Nestroy served as director from 1854 to 1860. The actors' names are corrected by hand, and Nestroy signed the secretary's presentation note for the board of censorship. The censor passed the text without any changes; his handwritten endorsement is at the end of the text. The performance with Adelaide Ristori in the title role marked the beginning of a series of twelve shows staged by the Italian theatrical company of Luigi Bellotti-Bon (1820-83). Nestroy's contribution to the play's success was noted in the press (cf. Die Presse no. 40, 19 Feb. 1858, p. 2). - Corners of upper cover carefully repaired. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Oeuvres complètes. Cours familier de la Littérature. Un entretien par Mois Vol. 1-41 resp. I-XXVIII (total 69 vol.)

      Paris, chez l`auteur, 1856-1866. - ca. 35.000 S., Portrait-Frontisp. Vol. I, Cours Bände 25-27, 36-37 mit Brandschaden, sonst gut erhaltene Bände, Graesse IV, 83. - "Cette belle éd., dont à la fin de 1861 il avait paru 20 vol. est en cours de publication". 1. Méditations poetiques. 2. Premiers Harmonies Poetiques. 3. Secondes harmonies poetiques. 4. Jocelyn. 5. Recueillements poétiques. 6-8. Voyage en Orient. 9-15. Histoire des Girondins. 16. LaChute d`un Ange. 17-22. Histoire de la Restauration. 23-28. Histoire de la Turquie. 29. Le Confidences. Graziella. Nouvelles Confidence. 30 Nouvelles Confidences. Geneviève. 31. Histoire de la Russie. 32 Toussaint Louverture. Le Tailleur de Pierre. 33. Nouveau Voyage en Orient en 1850. 34-36. Vies de Quelques Hommes illustres. 37-40. Memoires Politiques. 41 Fior d`Aliza, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Halbleder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern in rot und grün, Rückenvergoldung, gr.-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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         Vergleichende Grammatik des Sanskrit, Send, Armenischen, Griechischen, Lateinischen, Litauischen, Altslavischen, Gothischen und Deutschen. 3 Bände (in 6 Büchern) + Ausführliches Sach- und Wortregister. (2 gänzl. umgarb. Ausgabe 1856-1863)

      Berlin : Dümmler 1856 (- 1863) - Halbledereinbände mit Rückengoldprägung, marmorierter Deckel. Seiten leicht braunfleckig. Einbände etwas berieben. Sehr schönes komplettes Exemplar. XXIV,551/ 562/ 534/ XI, 272 Seiten Deutsch 5000g

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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         Wallfahrt mit Booten zum Kloster Andechs; im Hintergrund das Kloster ('Ländliche Wallfahrt nach Kloster Andechs. Auf dem Ammersse in Oberbayern').

      - getönte Lithographie in Halbfarbendruck v. A. Doll aus König-Ludwig-Album . b. Piloty & Loehle in München, 1856-1857, 30,5 x 43,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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         A Narrative of the Siege of Kars.

      London: John Murray,, 1856. And of the six months' resistance by the Turkish garrison under General Williams to the Russian Army: together with a narrative of travels and adventures in Armenia and Lazistan; with remarks on the present state of Turkey. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind panelling to covers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, folding plan of Kars and folding area map to rear, 32 pages of advertisements. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Slightly rolled, inner hinges of pastedowns slightly split, slight marking to spine, some foxing. A very good copy. First edition. Sandwith served as chief medical officer for British and Turkish forces at Kars during the siege of the city during the Crimean War. After the city's capitulation he was the sole British captive released by the Russians. He was welcomed back to Britain as a hero, whereupon he wrote the present book, giving a narrative of the siege alongside offering observations on the Balkan and Turkish area. With the bookplate to pastedown of Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan, along with the bookmark and shelfmark for Cefntilla Court, Raglan's family home. His father the 1st Baron Raglan had been the commander of the British troops in the Crimean War and had been partly responsible for the Charge of the Light Brigade. On the bookplate is written "from Ld Beauchamp 1871", believed to be Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp; Raglan had married the daughter of the 3rd Earl Beauchamp.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Mémoires complets et authentiques du Duc de Saint-Simon sur le siècle de Louis XIV et la Régence (20 volumes)

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, rue Pierre-Sarrazin, n° 14 1856 - Vingt volumes in-8 (14 x 22 cm), reliure demi-chagrin, dos à 5 nerfs, édition de 1856 soit la première conforme au manuscrit original, collationnée par M. Chéruel, et précédée d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve ; quelques marques d'usage aux coins et coupes, intérieur frais, beaux exemplaires.

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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         Pajinas de mi Diario durante tres años de Viajes 1853 - 1854 - 1855... California - Mejico - Estados Unidos - Canada

      First edition, a rare diary full of first-hand observations on the United States in the mid-19th century, providing details of California, San Francisco, Mississippi, Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Louisiana, slavery, hostelry, the Mormons of New Israel, Washington, etc.; the first chapter, possibly one of the most interesting ones, deals with his arrival to San Francisco, and the description of the "casinos", theatres, the Chinese population of California, the San Francisco cemetery, the Yankees, Sacramento, amongst others. After his experiences there, the author moved to Europe, before returning to his native country. Vicuña Mackenna (1831 - 1886) was a Chilean politician, journalist and historian. Extremely rare when found with the large folding map, which shows the author's route. Palau 362484.

      [Bookseller: HS Rare Books]
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         Flora Fossilis formationis Oolithicae. Le piante fossili dell'Oolite descritte e illustrate da Achille De Zigno. Vol. I. Con XXV tavole [Vol. II. Colle tavole XXVI-XLII].

      - Padova, Tipografia del Seminario, 1856-1868 e 1873-1885, voll. 2 in-4 grande, cartonatura edit. (qualche mancanza alle cerniere e al rivestimento dei dorsi), pp. XVI, 223, [1] - VII, [1], 203, [1]. Con complessivamente 42 tavole in cromolitografia. Qualche fioritura. Lievi difetti ad una carta di guardia. Edizione di soli 300 esemplari. De Zigno, padovano, fu illustre paleontologo. La sua ricca collezione di fossili è attualmente esposta al Museo Universitario di Geologia a Padova e al Museo di Fossili di Lonedo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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         Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation. To Which is added a Collection of Moral and Entertaining Conundrums

      London: Griffith and Farran, 1856. Paperback. Very Good. Not dated circa 1856. Printed by Samuel Bentley & Co. 12mo. 32pp. Illustrated with 24 hand coloured woodcuts with verse below, one page for each letter and woodcut, X,Y & z sharing a page. Two leaves of conundrums at rear. Bound in the original yellow wrappers with a new spine; small nick to front margin; pages trimmed; there are minor marks throughout; a small nick/tear in margin, else a very good copy. Originally published by John Harris in 1813, Grant & Griffith were the successors of John Harris circa 1835, later changing their name to Griffith and Farran in 1856. The British Library does have both editions; the John Harris edition having 34pp; this edition with 32pp. ( A writer in ‘The London Magazine' for Nov. 1829 dismissed Harris's book of Tongue Twisters arranged in alphabetical order , Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, as ‘Degrading Trash' The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature') The Alphabet refers to figures of the day; i.e. G is Gilpin & Goose Gander; Inigo Impey inspected an Indian Image (veshnu). In the Conundrums section, the recent marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert is mentioned, dating the text after 1840, so is suspect that the conundrum section was updated in 1840 with a different type face.

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Prag, 9. V. 1856. - 1 S. Folio. An eine Direktion: "Die Posaunen haben in dem letzten Decennium eine so wesentliche Verbesserung, ja so u sagen eine ganz andere Structur erhalten, daß die vom Institute angekauften - abgesehen von ihrer großen Abnützung - nach der Aussage des Herrn Professor Kail durchaus unbrauchbar geworden sind, und dem Schüler der Posaune Johann Kunz von gar kenem Nutzen sein würden [.]". - Der Schüler Tomascheks wurde nach Beendigung seines Jura-Studiums bei der Kgl. böhmischen Kammerprokuratur angestellt. 1840 schied er aus dem Staatsdienst aus, widmete sich ganz seinen musikalischen Interessen und wurde 1843 Direktor des Prager Konservatoriums.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Western Wanderings Or, A Pleasure Tour in the Canadas. In Two Volumes

      Chapman and Hall; Dawson, London; Montreal 1856 - 2 vols. xvi, 343; viii, 324 p. Frontispiece and five vignettes in vol. 1. Second vol. has frontispiece and three vignettes. Blue cloth. Spines faded with softening of ends. Bookplates on front pastedowns and inscriptions on front endpapers. Occasional small tear or thumb mark. Tape repair vol. II p. 282. In the first volume, the author leaves England, arrives in New York, travels to Canada and reaches northern Ontario. In Volume II the author "wanders" all over what is now southern Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Two paragraphs in vol. II describe our own London, Ontario, "the largest commercial town in the interior of the country" (p. 2). Lots of interesting commentary accompanies the descriptions, such as "Enlightened people at home are getting over the old feelings which animated them with regard to the colonies and colonists; but the uneducated and ignorant of all classes still cannot divest themselves of the notion that colonies are wild regions and colonists barbarians." (vol. II p. 127). TPL 3449. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB)]
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         Three Months Visitation

      by the Bishop of Capetown, in the autumn of 1855: with an account of his voyage to the Island of Tristan D'Acunha, in March 1856.First edition. 7 colour plates. Small 8vo. Original cloth, gilt, ownership inscriptions on front free endpaper. 156pp. London, Bell and Daldy,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         A Residence in Tasmania: with a descriptive Tour through the Island from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head

      1856 - First edition. Litho frontis, double page map, vignette to title and 7 other litho plates with further vignettes. 8vo. Full contemporary calf. viii, 311pp. London, An Eton presentation binding dated 1863. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         Naval

      1856 - 1870. 83 pages of manuscript entries, neatly written into a printed log-book (published by Benjamin Loring of Boston); plus 109 blank entry pages. 13½x8½, bound in period half calf and mottled boards, gilt-lettered morocco spine label, housed in a modern cloth slipcase.

Records three voyages made by the Schooner "Georgia" over a 14-year period, starting a few years before and continuing to a few years after the American Civil War. Voyages include: 1856, Boston to Jacksonville (and return) with a stopover at Savannah (first 24 pages); 1859, Ipswich to Cambridge, Salisbury, Salem, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Newburyport (pp. 25-63); and 1870, Ipswich to Philadelphia, New York, Newark and Elizabethport, ending at Salem (pages 64-83).

Hand-written inscriptions appear to be from two different hands, reporting on weather conditions, ship repairs, navigation routes, ports of call, etc. With printed label from the Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr. Navigation Store on inside front cover. Most of the information inside has to do with weather conditions throughout the journey. "Comes with strong breezes and thick with passing showers of rain at 1 p.m. wind increasing double reefed fore and main sail."

The town of Ipswich was founded on land that was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, who called the area "Agawam." The small settlement quickly prospered and by 1646 Ipswich had nearly 800 inhabitants. The early residents of Ipswich were farmers, fishermen, shipbuilders, and traders. By the mid-1700s bridges criss-crossed the Ipswich River, wharfs and storehouses aligned the shore of the navigable water, and a salt works, tannery and ship building yard were in operation. Fishing was the most profitable industry on the river. Ships from the West Indies unloaded molasses at the wharf. The barrels were rolled directly into a thriving distillery, the town's second largest commercial operation in Ipswich.


      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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         The Harbours Of England. Engraved By Thomas Lupton Fom Original Drawings Made Expressly For The Work. With Illustrative Text By J. Ruskin.

      E. Gambart And Co. 1856 - First Edition. E. Gambart And Co. [1856] 1st Edition. Beautifully engraved plates. Hardcover bound with leather spine and corners, gilt decorative spine. Book Condition: Very Good. Wear to leather on spine and corners. Lightly toned. Binding tight, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALCYON BOOKS]
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         Neue orthopädische Behandlungsweise veralteter spontaner Luxatioinen im Hüftgelenke. Erfunden und mit Erfolg durchgeführt von Johannes Bamberger.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1856, 8, (2), 112 pp., 3 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband St.a.Tit. frisches Expl beigebunden 3seitiger Brief Quart, Bamberg den 31.Sept. 1856, mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. Erstdruck!"Wenn ich es zu unternehmen wage, in Nachfolgendem eine kurze Skizze meiner Anschauung und orthopädischen Behandlungsweise spontaner Verrenkungen im Hüftgelenke der Öffentlichkeit zu übergeben, so kann ich naturgemässer Weise von meinem Standpunkte aus mich nicht mit einer wissen-schaftlich genauen Abhandlung über den ganzen Krankheits-Prozess des oben genannten Leidens befassen, indem ich es als Orthopäde nur mit dem Ausgange desselben, nicht aber mit seinem ursprünglichen Verlaufe zu thun habe, welcher letztere mir zwar bekannt, nicht aber meiner Erfahrung unter-stellt ist. Ich werde daher versuchen, einfach und wahrheits-getreu das wieder zu geben, was ich in einer Reihe von Jahren in meiner Anstalt in Beziehung auf orthopädische Ein-richtung dieser meist veralteten Verrenkungen in der Hüfte selbst erfahren und beobachtet, und mitzutheilen suchen, welche Ansichten ich mir darüber aus meinen eigenen Erfahrungen gebildet habe."Johannes Wildberger, "zu Bamberg, Orthopäde, aus Neunkirch, im Canton Schaffhuusen, erhielt 1837 in Bamberg die Concession als Messerschmied und chir. Instrumentenmacher, die er auf Messen, später im eigenen Hanse ausübte und errichtete 1849 in dem Klostergebäude am Michelsberg in Bamberg eine orthopädische Heilanstalt, die ihm mancherlei Ehren einbrachte. 1856 ertheilte ihm die Universität Jena den med. Doctorgrad honor. causa und erhielt er 1860 die Erlaubniss, den ihm von dem Herzog von Coburg verliehenen Titel als Herzogl. Hofrath zu führen. Wildberger, der als Autodidakt sich viele Anerkennung bei Aerzten, Behörden und gelehrten Körperschaften erworben hatte, trat auch als Schriftsteller auf und verfasste, ausser einem Programm über die neu errichtete Anstalt (1849) und ausser mehreren Berichten über dieselbe (1852-59), folgende Schriften: "Neue orthopäd. Behandlungsweise veralteter spontaner Luxationen im Hüftgelenk. Erfunden und mit Erfolg durchgeführt" (Würzburg 1855 Leipzig 1856, mit 3 Taff., 4.), bildet das 2. Heft der nachfolgenden Publication: "Streiflichter und Schlagschatten auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie. 1. Die Scoliose, deren Entstehung und Heilung nach eigenen gesammelten Erfahr. und mittelst selbst geschaffener Apparate. Nebst kurzer Erörterung des Caput obstipum und Kyphose" (Erlangen 1861, m. 6 Taf.) - "Die Rückgratsverkrümmungen oder der Schiefwuchs u.s.w." Ein Rath für Eltern u.s.w." (Leipzig 1862, mit 10 Taff.) - "Prakt. Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie u.s.w. (Ib. 1863, m. Holzschn.). Wildberger's Behandlungsweise wurde beschrieben von Joh. Aug. Schilling in Adelsdorf als: "Die Orthopädie der Gegenwart, oder die Heilgymnastik, die chir. Operatt. und Mechanik .... mit besond. Rücksichtnahme auf J. Wildberger's orthopäd. Behandlungsweise" (Erlang. 1860). 1871 verlegte er seine orthopäd. Heilanstalt auf das früher fürstl. Jagdschloss Jägersburg bei Forchheim im Kreise Oberfranken und starb 30. Nov. 1879, nach langem schweren Leiden, in Meran." G(urlt), Hirsch-H. V, p.934-935Siehe - ADB XLII, p.495

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         The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1856–61. 5 volumes, octavo (219 x 139 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines, green pebbled cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, extremities slightly rubbed. An excellent set. First edition of the last three volumes, twelfth edition of the first two, which were originally published in 1848. A handsomely bound set of Macaulay's classic of Whig history.

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         Nos Souvenirs de Kil-Bouroun Pendant l'Hiver Passé Dans le Liman du Dnieper, 1855-1856

      A beautiful and rare album comprising title page, a map showing the location of the naval battle of Kil-Bouroun (Kinburn), and 15 chromolithographic plates depicting mostly maritime scenes after the battle along the ice-bound Dnieper River, including inside the fort, disembarking onto the ice, and ruined fortifications, lithographed and colored by Eugene Ciceri and Adolphe Bayot, the ships drawn by Antoine Léon Morel-Fatio, after drawings by Paris. Some details appear to be hand-colored. Some scattered foxing, small stain to inside front cover, a few small tears along binding, spine very slightly shaken. Folio. Full leather, raised spine. Paris (Arthus-Bertrand/Becquet Freres) n.d. (circa 1856). The Battle of Kil-Bouroun (Kinburn) took place during the final phase of the Crimean War, on October 17, 1855, at the tip of the peninsula of Kinburn along the Dnieper River in modern-day Ukraine. During this naval battle, the British and French forces destroyed the Russian navy, having attacked them with a fleet of ironclad ships. The decisive battle helped to signify the decline of the traditional wooden warship. Very scarce; as of October 2017, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North America of this suite.

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         CANADA – QUEBEC (MONTREAL-QUEBEC CITY CORRIDOR): PLAN OF THE ST. MAURICE TERRITORY.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some wear along original folds, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 122 x 139 cm (48 x 55 inches). - Montreal: George Matthews, 1856. A scarce and monumental map of Quebec’s St. Maurice Territory, the northern section of the Montreal-Quebec City Corridor, based upon groundbreaking surveys, created as a blueprint for the settlement of the interior regions beyond the seigneuries along the St. Lawrence, published for Canada’s Department of Crown Lands by George Matthews in Montreal, in 1856. - This scarce, ultra-large format map depicts what was known as the ‘St. Maurice Territory’, or the areas between Montreal and Quebec City, to the north of the St. Lawrence River. The map was compiled by the Department of Crown Lands of Canada, under the supervision of its commissioner, Joseph Édouard Cauchon, and published in Montreal, in 1856, by the lithographer George Matthews. The purpose of the map was to act as a blueprint for the Crown’s designs to settle the areas inland from the St. Lawrence.The St. Maurice Territory covered a vast expanse of land, centered upon the old city of Trois-Rivières. As evident on the map, the areas immediately bordering the St. Lawrence River had been intensively settled and farmed since the 17th Century, forming long narrow cadastral strips, or seigneuries, running up from the river. Conversely, the interior region beyond gave way to the lake-strewn Canadian Shield, and was traditionally scarcely settled by Europeans. The upper three-quarters of the present map clearly illustrate this situation.By the 1850s, the rich alluvial lands of the St. Lawrence and Richelieu Valleys of Canada East (Quebec) had become oversubscribed with respect to farmland available for new homesteads. It was considered necessary to open up the interior for development and to, hopefully, foster farming that could adapt to the harsher climate and less fertile soils of the Precambrian Shield. The present map was commissioned from original surveys with this purpose in mind. Joseph Édouard Cauchon (1816-1885) served as the Commissioner of Crown Lands of the united Canadas, from 1855 to 1857. This was a senior cabinet position, overseeing the government’s largest department, and in charge of spearheading all designs to develop new territories, including the settlement of the interior of the St. Maurice Territory. Cauchon dispatched Crown surveyors to gather more intelligence on this sparsely settled territory, and the resulting survey maps and reports were brought back to the surveyor general’s department in Quebec City, where they were fashioned into the manuscript for the present map. The map represented the next generation of the cartography of Quebec, building upon the superb trigonometric surveys conducted by Quebec’s legendary late surveyor-general Joseph Bouchette (1774 - 1841). While Bouchette generally confined his efforts to scientifically mapping the long-settled regions of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf coasts, the present map provides a wealth of information on the interior, beyond the St. Lawrence, for the first time. While the old seigneuries are here shown in the correct, updated, form, more interesting are the depictions of the multiple ‘New Settlements’ and newly-founded townships, to the back of the seigneuries. Some of these incipient settlements would later become quite significant population centres, such as ‘Shawenigan’ (Shawinigan). Numerous new roads are marked, while the land is variously evaluated with notes such as ‘Excellent Land’ or ‘Very rough but Good’. Beyond the new townships is a vast realm of lakes and forests, yet to be developed. The map shows only the beginning of a new wave of settlement, such that the map would be used as a guide for the Crown Lands Department to direct further development. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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         Nouveau guide de Padoue et ses environs. Traduction de l italien par Jean Ponzoni revue et accrue par l auteur.

      Padova, Imprimerie du Se?minaire, 1856. - circa 18 x 12,5 cm. Title, 472 pp., 1 foilding engraved plan Contemporary gilded red Morocco with rich ornamental blindstamped decoration Rare first French edition of this extensive guide through Padova and its environments. Enlarged and corrected with the help of the author following his Italian edition from the year before (Nuova guida di Padova e suoi dintorni). After a historical and statistic introduction the first tour starts right in the Cafe Pedrocchi which is described over six pages. A visit of the university and its various collections follows (cabinet anatomique, cabinet d histoire naturelle, cabinet numismatique, antiquaire et heraldique etc.). Then come all the churches, palaces and various sites and from page 393 to 441 de Marchi presents 25 private collections with short portraits of their owners and their private treasures. At the end there are excursions to Abano, Arqua, Stra etc. The detailed plan of the town has a small inlaid map of the region. "- Only minor browning, mostly clean, binding a little rubbed, rear cover with a small old label. Nice copy in very decorative binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Ismeer or Smyrna and its British Hospital in 1855

      First edition. Title-page engraved vignette, a tinted lithographic panoramic frontispiece, and a further lithographic plate showing the nurses' regulation dress. 8vo. Original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette of a nurse and her patient on the front cover, gilt lettering to spine; spine sunned, boards slightly scuffed and worn. A good copy. With the errata slip. xi, 350, 12 [publisher's catalogue] pp. London: James Madden,

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         THE ITALIAN BRIDE. A PLAY - IN FIVE ACTS. WRITTEN FOR MISS ELIZA LOGAN, AND PUBLISHED FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION.

      John M. Cooper & Co. , Savannah(1856.). Period Half Morocco with raised bands, 12mo, 132 pages. Singerman 1440. DE RENNE II, p.579. Milberg nr. 58. Inscribed by author, "Miss xxxxx / with the sincere esteem of / S. Yates Levy / Savannah / February 9th 1858." small piece of clear cellophane on part of lines above signature (signature not affected) . Uncommon work by this Jewish author who would go on to become a Confederate Officer during the Civil War. Levy (1827 - 1888) . Was also editor in chief of the Savannah Daily Advertiser, and "in April 1868...Levy... criticized in print the political views of a certain Dr. James Waring. Waring, apparently thin-skinned, demanded a duel. Levy obliged, but luckily friends were able to defuse the situation" (Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities, 2013) . Logan was a popular actress of the mid-19th Century, daughter to Cornelius Logan, a comic actor & playwriter who served as her manager until his death in 1853. While Logan was born in Philadelphia, she made her name in the antebellum South, with many lucrative engagements in cities such as Savannah, where she, no doubt, inspired Mr. Levy to write this work in her honor. Light rubbing to bords, Very Good Condition. (amr-45-23A) xx

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         La Traviata

      Paris, 1856. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 20 cm). First French language edition of the libretto. Published for the first performance in France, performed in Italian by the Theatre Italien at the Salle Ventadour in Paris on 6th November 1856. Printed in the original Italian on versos, with French translation on facing rectos. Original paper covers stitched to page block. Covers creased with wear and some loss to edges. Ink notes and an old price to front cover, a few pages have dog-eared corners, text is very clean throughout. 83pp plus 36pp publishers catalogue at rear. The rare first French language translation. The opera was later adapted by Edouard Duppez for the first French language performance in 1864. Rare. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 83

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         The discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. "Investigator," by Capt. R. M'Clure, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854. Edited by Commander Sherard Osborn .

      London Longman 1856 - First edition. 8vo., xvii, 405pp., 28 pages ads dated March 1856 at end, folding coloured chart, 4 lithograph plates after Cresswell, original blind-stamped dark blue cloth gilt, ads to pastedowns, a fine copy. The first traversal of the North-west Passage. Even though it was intended as a rescue voyage seeking Franklin survivors, and (by explicit orders) not a voyage of discovery, its men were the first to travel all the way through the passage. The Investigator was abandoned en route in June 1853 and the men rescued at Melville Island by H. M. S. Resolute. In 1855 the captain and crew of the Investigator were granted the £10,000 Parliamentary award for crossing the Northwest Passage. M'Clure was appointed commander of the Investigator as part of the Bering Strait Franklin Search expedition commanded by Captain Collinson aboard H. M. S. Enterprise. The two ships separated early in the voyage and whilst pursuing parallel paths for almost half of the five years duration of the search, never actually met again. Books on Ice, 3.15; Hill 1122; Lada-Mocarski 145; S & T 3451 (later edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Leaves of Grass (Second Edition)

      Brooklyn: [Fowler & Wells], 1856. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second Edition, one of only 1,000 copies rumored to have been printed. Published one year after the first edition, this edition contains 20 new poems and a new portable format. The publishers withheld their names due to the controversial reviews from the first edition. Recently rebound in half leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling, with the original cloth preserved over the boards. New end papers and tissue guard. The text block shows foxing. Brackets in margins with a few underlines and a handful of small notations, most are in pencil (and likely erasable) but around 25 pages have them in faded black ink. Faint tide marks at top of prelims, and in margins of a few pages. Reading creases to a few page corners. An extremely scarce and very early edition of Walt Whitman's iconic collection.

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         MELODRAMMA TRAGICO IN TRE ATTI

      TIPOGRAFIA PATERNO E SOCI, 1856. ITALIANO 0,17 Poesia di Domenico Bolognese, musica del maestro Errico Petrella. Breve testo teatrale con pagine dal taglio irregolare, con lievi usure sui bordi. Testi chiari, leggibili. Pagina numero 25 con strappo al margine esterno. Pagine distaccate dalla copertina. USATO

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         La Marina. Revista científica, militar, administrativa, histórica, literaria, política y de comercio .

      1856. Ed. Est. Tip. T. Fortanet. 1856 - . . . 3 Vol. . Vol. I: 758 pp. / Vol. II: 840 + Tablas / Vol. III: 652 pp. Cuarto. Media Piel con Puntas. . Buen estado de conservación. La obra consta de 4 tomos reencuadernados en 3 volúmenes, completa. Reencuadernado en media piel con dorados y tejuelo en lomera. Excelente estado de conservación. El tomo II incluye el suplemento "Vindicación del Almirantazgo" y tablas. .

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         A DIRECTORY OF GREENE COUNTY FOR 1855-6, EMBRACING THE NAMES OF VOTERS IN THE COUNTY GENERALLY, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED, THEIR OCCUPATION, RESIDENCE AND POST OFFICE...

      Mobile: Printed by Strickland & Co., 1856. [2],74pp., including errata, plus [24]pp. of ads at the end. Original brown cloth, large printed paper label on front board. Cloth and label somewhat rubbed and soiled, boards lightly shelfworn. Some foxing and tanning, as usual. Very good, in original condition. Scarce and early directory for this west-central Alabama county. Aside from the lengthy directory of residents, there is information on birthplaces of Greene County residents and religious denominations, as well as several pages of advertisements giving information on commercial houses in Mobile and other parts of the state. Howes mentions a map, and notes that it was "not issued in all copies." As Owen notes, the map was issued separately, and is not to be found with the book. It is not mentioned by Spear, and Owen describes it separately in his section on Alabama maps. "The whole work abounds in detail, and possesses an interest that does not usually attach to such an effort" - Owen. Antebellum southern directories are notoriously scarce. SPEAR, p.138. OWEN ALABAMA, p.1167. HOWES S736, "aa." SABIN 85375a.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. Bozen, 1. I. 1856.

      1856. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an seinen Hausverwalter: "Von verschiedenen Seiten höre ich daß die Wohnungen im Palais auf der Wieden nicht hinreichend trocken sein sollen, und um dieß nun zu bewerkstelligen, daselbst ungeheuer geheitzt wird. Meiner Ansicht nach muß die für die Ehzgin und für mich bestimmte im 1ten Stocke wie jene der Baronin im Mezzanin, längst trocken und bewohnbar sein, es kann sich daher nur um die anderen Wohnungen handeln, die vorerst auch nicht benöthiget werden [...] Seit meiner Abreise von Wien habe ich keinen ordentlichen Bericht über den Stand des Hauses und den Fortschritt des Hauses erhalten, ich trage Ihnen daher auf, so bald als möglich, mit Hinzuziehung eines Sachverständigen das Palais zu untersuchen, und durch diesen beurtheilen zu lassen, ob ich bei meiner Rückkehr die für mich und mein Gefolge bestimmten Wohnungen beziehen könne, oder nicht [...]".

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bozen, 1. I. 1856. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an seinen Hausverwalter: "Von verschiedenen Seiten höre ich daß die Wohnungen im Palais auf der Wieden nicht hinreichend trocken sein sollen, und um dieß nun zu bewerkstelligen, daselbst ungeheuer geheitzt wird. Meiner Ansicht nach muß die für die Ehzgin und für mich bestimmte im 1ten Stocke wie jene der Baronin im Mezzanin, längst trocken und bewohnbar sein, es kann sich daher nur um die anderen Wohnungen handeln, die vorerst auch nicht benöthiget werden [.] Seit meiner Abreise von Wien habe ich keinen ordentlichen Bericht über den Stand des Hauses und den Fortschritt des Hauses erhalten, ich trage Ihnen daher auf, so bald als möglich, mit Hinzuziehung eines Sachverständigen das Palais zu untersuchen, und durch diesen beurtheilen zu lassen, ob ich bei meiner Rückkehr die für mich und mein Gefolge bestimmten Wohnungen beziehen könne, oder nicht [.]".

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         Life Trial and Execution of W. Palmer for the Murder of Mr. J. P. Cook

      1856 - Broadside (490 x 380mm). Original sheet trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper, small areas of loss to the extremities, not interfering with the text. Small number '25' written in red pencil far right hand corner. With woodcut border and illustration. John Powell, London, n.d [added in a contemporary handSaturday June 14th The execution broadside of Dr William Palmer, for the poisoning of John Parsons Cook, at Stafford.He was also suspected, although never indicted, of the murder of his four children, (all of whom died in infancy), his wife Ann Palmer, brother Walter Palmer, a house guest Leonard Bladen, and his mother in Law, Ann Mary Thornton. Palmer benefited financially from all of these deaths. Dr Palmer was executed at Stafford Prison, Saturday 14th June 1856. Although not mentioned in this broadside the prisoner is said to have had an interesting exchange with the prison governor moments before his death. Palmer was asked to confess his crimes,the exchange went thus: 'Cook did not die from strychnine.' 'There is not time for quibbling - did you or did you not kill Cook?' 'The Lord Chief Justice summed up for poisoning by strychnine.' In the trial text it is stated Palmer reiterated he was: 'innocent of poisoning Cook by strychnia.' The Judge presiding in his summation stated: 'Whether it is the first and only offence of this sort which you have committed is certainly known only to God and your own conscience.' Palmer certainly became notorious for his supposed crimes; it was said 20,000 people attended his execution. A wax figure of him was on display at Madame Tussaud's in the Chamber of Horrors from 1857 - 1979. Charles Dickens described him as 'the greatest villain that ever stood at the old bailey', in his article on 'The Demeanor of Murderers'. He is also referenced in several novels and in an Alfred Hitchcock film. Copies held at Princeton University Library, Yale University Law School Library, (printed by H. J. Day), Kent State University Library, (printed by John Chapman), Tisch Library, Massachusetts, (printed by Hill and Halden), Cambridge University Library, (printer not known), and Oxford University, (printer not known). The proceedings of the Old Bailey, online. ODNB.

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         First Footsteps in East Africa

      Longman. London Longman, 1856. First edition. 8vo., xxxviii, 648pp., four coloured plates, 7 illustrations in text, 2 maps, appendix iv omitted as usual. Modern fine rebind. blue half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, an attractive copy. Burton's first expedition to Somalia, made in order to explore the forbidden city of Harrar (which he was the first European to reach). This was the first expedition on which he was accompanied by Speke. Although achieving their objective, the expedition was marred by the death of Lieut. Stroyan. Burton received his famous spear wound to the face during an attack by tribesmen on the beach at Berberah. His book caused a sensation at the time. Book and pages in very tidy condition. Overall VERY GOOD . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1856.

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         First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First edition, second issue without the Appendix IV. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Collation, xl,648pp, 2 single page maps, 4 coloured plates, including frontispiece, half title present. Bound in modern quarter calf, marble boards, flat gilt bands, leather title label. Binding in fine condition. Internally, occasional library stamp or mark, plates stamped on verso, [ engraved side free of stamps]. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice well bound copy. . First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good. 8vo.

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         The Kanzas Region: forest, Prairie, Desert, Mountain, Vale, and River

      Fowler and Wells, New York 1856 - tall 12mo, 3/4 leather and marbled bds, spine with 5 raised bands, gold spine title and decorations, sl. rubbing to corners and lower spine end; marbled eps, very gently ex lib Newberry Library with 2 small labels on ft pastedown, tiny stamps bottom edge frontis and tp, small number on cp, no other labels, marks or card pocket; internally otherwise clean and unmarked; small archival tape repair upper gutter first 3eps, almost invisible; map frontis and map near rear; pp.viii,192,4adverts,4adverts,4adverts (all related to phrenology, hydropathy, etc); no dj as issued. "Descriptions of Scenery, Climate, Wild Productions, Capabilities of Soil, and Commercial Resources; interspersed with Incidents of Travel, . . ." A very attractive and clean copy of a title scarce in any printing. Howes G-383, Graff 1650, Wagner-Camp 276, Flake 3712, Rader 1677, Rittenhouse 253, Sabin 28607. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Narrative of the Siege of Kars. And of the six months' resistance by the Turkish garrison under General Williams to the Russian Army: together with a narrative of travels and adventures in Armenia and Lazistan; with remarks on the present state of Turkey.

      London: John Murray, 1856 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind panelling to covers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, brown endpapers. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Slightly rolled, inner hinges of pastedowns slightly split, slight marking to spine, some foxing. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, folding plan of Kars and folding area map to rear, 32 pages of advertisements. First edition. Sandwith served as chief medical officer for British and Turkish forces at Kars during the siege of the city during the Crimean War. After the city's capitulation he was the sole British captive released by the Russians. He was welcomed back to Britain as a hero, whereupon he wrote the present book, giving a narrative of the siege alongside offering observations on the Balkan and Turkish area. With the bookplate to pastedown of Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan, along with the bookmark and shelfmark for Cefntilla Court, Raglan's family home. His father the 1st Baron Raglan had been the commander of the British troops in the Crimean War and had been partly responsible for the Charge of the Light Brigade. On the bookplate is written "from Ld Beauchamp 1871", believed to be Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp; Raglan had married the daughter of the 3rd Earl Beauchamp. Not in Cross. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettera autografa, con l'indicazione ''Istruzioni per l'assenza''.

      Datata 25 luglio 1856, - 2 pagine in-8 su carta azzurra autografe di Cavour: si tratta di un promemoria suddiviso in varie disposizioni che Cavour, allora primo ministro dello Stato Sabaudo, impartisce ai suoi collaboratori. Di particolare interessa la richiesta di Cavour di poter leggere i numeri del ''Nord'' e del ''Fischietto''. L'ultima raccomandazione è ''I decreti Reali saranno consegnati al ministro Rattazzi per la firma del Re.''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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