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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]

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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]

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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. <br /><br />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).<br /><br /> 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. <I>"Comes with strong breezes and thick with passing showers of rain at 1 p.m. wind increasing double reefed fore and main sail."</I> <br /><br />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.

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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]

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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 &#150; 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&#146;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&#146;s Department of Crown Lands by George Matthews in Montreal, in 1856. - This scarce, ultra-large format map depicts what was known as the &#145;St. Maurice Territory&#146;, 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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;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 &#145;New Settlements&#146; and newly-founded townships, to the back of the seigneuries. Some of these incipient settlements would later become quite significant population centres, such as &#145;Shawenigan&#146; (Shawinigan). Numerous new roads are marked, while the land is variously evaluated with notes such as &#145;Excellent Land&#146; or &#145;Very rough but Good&#146;. 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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        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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        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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        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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        Five Lectures on the Emigration of the Dutch Farmers from the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and Their Settlement in the District of Natal until Their Formal Submission to Her Majesty's Authority, in the Year 1843 (association copy)

      Saul Solomon, Cape Town 1856 - Half-bound with marbled boards. Gilt titling to panelled spine. Wear to all edges and sl. rubbing to corners. All textblock edges gilt. Small surface abrasion to front pastedown. Signed 1936 by South African philosopher R F Alfred Hoernle to ffep o/w unmarked and undiscoloured. Blue ribbon present. 168pp. Binding tight. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Syria and the Syrians or Turkey in the Dependencies

      First edition. 2 vols. bound in 1. With two engraved title-page vignettes and three hand-coloured lithographed costume plates. 8vo. Original blue cloth, boards decoratively blind-stamped (central design on upper board stamped in gilt), gilt decoration and lettering to spine, a.e.g., professionally recased and repaired. xvi, 354; viii, 340 pp. London, James Madden,

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        NOUVEAU MANUEL SIMPLIFIÉ DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PLAQUE, VERRE ET PAPIER, ALBUMINE ET COLLODION SUIVI D'UN PETIT TRAITÉ SUR LES INSTRUMENTS D'OPTIQUE APPLIQUÉS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. DE LA VÉRITABLE THÉORIE DU STÉRÉOSCOPE, ET DE FORMULES ET RENSEIGNEMENTS NOUVEAUX

      La Librairie Encyclopédique De Roret, Paris 1856 - 12mo., 166 pp., 12 pp. adverts., illustrations in text. Illustrated original wrappers with the date written in ink on the front, lacking the lower corner of the front wrapper and a few other small chips. The final leaf of the adverts is tipped to the rear wrapper and the paper spine has been reinforced with cellophane tape. There are a few early stains and scattered foxing. A good or better copy. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth with printed paper labels on the upper cover and spine. Edouard de Latreille, a photo-chemist, studied with Gustave Le Gray. This is his excellent survey and formulary of the latest processes, including collodion on glass; the paper printing process for albumen is also included, etc. Issued in the series, MANUELS-RORET.The bibliographic references for this manual are rather incomplete and confusing; Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books and pamphlets, list an 1855 edition of 96 pp., with no other editions of this title. Roosens and Salu agree with Bellier de la Chavignerie on the 1855 edition, but list our title of the expanded edition as 1858, [see No. 6532]. WorldCat locates four copies of the 1855 edition, and five copies of our 1856 edition, with no holdings in the United States; futher, it does not locate and 1858 edition with this title. To further confuse the issue, our copy includes a 12 page (partial?) catalogue of publications dated Juillet 1859. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la pièce de théâtre "Mario"

      - 1856, 16x24,5cm, 14 feuillets in-4. - Eccezionale manoscritto originale scritto Mario teatrale di George Sand ed eseguito nel teatro della sua proprietà a Nohant. In una mano rotonda, con alcuni passaggi cancellati e alcune indicazioni a matita. 14 pagine scritte in inchiostro blu, circondato da loro copertura originale bis carta, dal titolo scritto a mano in piano superiore e la commedia 'indicazione in entrambe le tabelle, così come la dimensione "D # 63". Questo disegno teatrale di Belle gentiluomini di Bois- Dore è stato giocato nella privacy della "grande teatro di Nohant" di parenti di George Sand. Il teatro, installato nel 1849, impostare il ritmo di vita del paese ospitante di Nohant, che erano entrambi designer, attori e spettatori di questa grande compagnia di teatro sperimentale. La scrittura e le prime esecuzioni di questo pezzo segna un periodo di rinascita di questo "teatro di famiglia", la cui attività era praticamente cessato con la nipote morte di sabbia, avvenuta il 13 gennaio 1855. Alla cadere 1856 Nohant che emerge da una lunga lutto e il teatro è fortemente rinnovato - mettiamo un portico, e Bolard dipinto set sontuosi. Una nuova stagione teatrale che inizia l'8 settembre, i costumi pezzo sono accuratamente preparato dai membri della famiglia e il gioco è stato eseguito per la prima volta 27 Settembre 1856, poi 30, e l'ultima volta il 27 ottobre. Colpiti dalla molto limitato successo delle tre parti, all'inizio di quest'anno, Sabbia via scene professionali - il suo adattamento di Come vi piace di Shakespeare nel teatro francese era quasi fermato dopo la prima esecuzione. Il teatro Nohant si rivolge a un pubblico di addetti ai lavori, amici, dove l'improvvisazione occupa un posto elevato, e che ha solo il ruolo di "laboratorio teatrale" per le scene parigine, come lui stato quello di tanti pezzi famosi sandiennes nel 1840. Questa commedia cavalleresca, la narrazione delle avventure di Mario, figlio di un vecchio marchese durante il regno di Luigi XIII è fortemente ispirato da un aneddoto raccontato in una delle sue conferenze, Storia di Berry Louis Raynal. Mario è un unico commedie testimonianza e commedie che sono state giocate per i clienti abituali della proprietà Berry - un vuoto, uno "scenario", come menzionato in agenda, in cui brillano attori dilettanti. Sand mostra i nomi dei protagonisti in prima pagina: il figlio Maurice interpreta il vecchio marchese di Angis, diventato Bois- Dore Marquis nel romanzo; Marie Luguet, nipote di Marie Dorval e 12 anni, interpreta magistralmente il ruolo di Mario (Sand anche chiamare la ragazza "Mario" nelle sue lettere); Clorinda malvagia governante è probabilmente interpretato da sua madre; Bohemian interpretato da Manceau amante della sabbia. Il manoscritto, che a volte è più di un romanzo che il gioco, fornisce una descrizione di ogni tappa, con pochi dialoghi. Molti pentimento sono incrociate con un denso pennacchio di mano dell'autore, mentre suo figlio Maurice scandisce il testo in scene numerate da 1 a 12, e completare la matita dialoghi ( "Oh, ha detto Algenib, Mr D 'Angis solo egli non restituisce il maestro d'armi? ') e didascalie (' esce con Mario piangere "). La sceneggiata - uno dei più pittoreschi giocato a Nohant - George Sand è stato come un "grande successo" (diari, 27 Settembre, 1856). Sand si impegnerà nel dicembre dello stesso anno nella redazione di Belle Signori di Bois- Dore e approfondire la storia - guerre di religione, il gran Condé, Luigi XIII, Richelieu. Romanzo stesso è stato successivamente adattato per la fase di Paul Meurice, e inaugurato nel 1862 presso l'Ambigu-Comique. Sabbia offrirà il suo ultimo grande ruolo al suo vecchio amico l'attore Paul Bocage darà una notevole interpretazione Sylvain Bois Dore (ispirato al personaggio del vecchio marchese di Augis in questo manoscritto). testimone raro e prezioso per la genesi di un bel romanzo di Sabbia, che segna anche l'età d'oro della sperimentazione nel teatro Nohant. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exceptionnel manuscrit autographe original de la pièce de théâtre Mario écrite par George Sand et jouée au théâtre de sa propriété de Nohant. D'une écriture ronde, avec quelques passages biffés et quelques indications au crayon. 14 feuillets écrits à l'encre bleue, entourés de leur couverture originale en papier bis, portant le titre calligraphié sur le plat supérieur et l'indication Comédie en deux tableaux, ainsi que la cote "N°63 D". Cette ébauche théâtrale des Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Doré fut jouée dans l'intimité du « grand théâtre de Nohant » par les proches de George Sand. Le théâtre, installé en 1849, rythmait la vie des hôtes de Nohant, qui étaient à la fois concepteurs, acteurs et spectateurs de cette grande entreprise d'expérimentation théâtrale. L'écriture et les premières représentations de cette pièce marquent une période de véritable renaissance de ce « théâtre de famille », dont l'activité avait quasiment cessé avec la mort la petite-fille de Sand, survenue le 13 janvier 1855. A l'automne 1856, Nohant sort d'un long deuil et son théâtre est fortement rénové - on pose un perron, et Bolard peint de somptueux décors. Une nouvelle saison théâtrale début le 8 septembre, les costumes de la pièce sont minutieusement préparés par les membres de la maisonnée et la pièce est jouée pour la première fois le 27 septembre 1856, puis le 30, et une dernière fois le 27 octobre. Affectée par le succès très mitigé de trois pièces en début d'année, Sand s'éloigne des scènes professionnelles - son adaptation de Comme il vous plaira de Shakespeare au Théâtre-Français fut quasiment interrompue après la première représentation. Le théâtre de Nohant se tourne alors vers un public d'initiés, d'amis, où l'improvisation tient une haute place, et qui n'a plus le rôle de « théâtre laboratoire » pour les scènes parisiennes, comme il l'a été pour tant de célèbres pièces sandiennes dans les années 1840. Cette comédie chevaleresque, récit des aventures de Mario, fils d'un vieux marquis sous le règne de Louis XIII est fortement inspirée d'une anecdote contée dans une de ses lectures, L'Histoire du Berry de Louis Raynal. Mario est donc un témoignage unique des comédies et vaudevilles qui se jouaient pour les habitués de la propriété berrichonne - une ébauche, un « scénario » comme mentionné dans son Agenda, dans lequel brillent des comédiens amateurs. Sand indique les noms des protagonistes sur le premier feuillet : son fils Maurice joue le vieux marquis d'Angis, devenu de marquis de Bois-Doré dans le roman ; Marie Luguet, petite-fille de Marie Dorval et âgée de 12 ans, campe magistralement le rôle de Mario (Sand appellera même la fillette « Mario » dans ses lettres); la méchante gouvernante Clorinde est sans doute jouée par sa mère ; le bohémien joué par Manceau, l'amant de Sand. Le manuscrit, qui tient parfois plus du roman que de la pièce de théâtre, dresse un descriptif de chaque scène, agrémenté de quelques dialogues. De nombreux repentirs sont biffés d'un épais revers de plume de la main de l'auteure, tandis que son fils Maurice scande le texte en scènes numérotées de 1 à 12, et complète au crayon dialogues (« Ah ! dit Algénib, Mr d'Angis n'at-t-il pas renvoyé le maître d'armes ? ») et didascalies (« Il sort avec Mario qui pleure »). La saynète - l'une des plus pittoresque jouées à Nohant - eut selon George Sand un « grandissime succès » (Agendas, 27 septembre 1856). Sand s'attellera en décembre de la même année à la rédaction des Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Doré et en approfondira la trame historique - les guerres de religion, le grand Condé, Louis XIII, Richelieu. Le roman lui-même sera plus tard adapté au théâtre par Paul Meurice, et inauguré en 1862 à L'Ambigu-Comique. Sand offrira son dernier grand rôle à son vieil ami le comédien Paul Bocage qui donnera une interprétation remarquée de Sylvain de Bois-Doré (inspiré du personnage du vieux marquis d'Augis dans le présent manuscrit). Rare et précieux témoin de la genèse d'un beau roman de Sand, qui marque également l'âge d'or du théâtre d'expérimentation à Nohant.    

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        Gesamtansicht, vom Goldberg. "Selb vor dem Brand am 18. März 1856".

      - Aquarell ( anonym ), um 1856, 19,5 x 30,5 Blick zur Stadt Selb vor dem verheerenden Brand im Jahr 1856, der die ganze Stadt zerstörte. Der Betrachter schaut vom Goldberg zur Stadt. Auf einem Weg steht ein Mann mit einem Wanderstock.

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        Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende: A Tale of the Times of King Arthur

      London: Addey & Co, 1856. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Small 4to. xi, (xii-xvii),18-158pp. Full deep blue morocco binding, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt title, gilt inner dentelles. Marbled paper enbpapers. All edges gilt. Traced of light foxing else a near fine copy in a lovely binding. Illustrated by Gustave Doré with 20 full page engraved plates. Translated from the French version of Mary Lafon by Alfred Elwes. This is the story of Jaufre,the only surviving Provençal Arthurian romance. In it, Jaufre sets out to avenge affronts to Arthur and Merlin, but falls in love with the mistress of the castle of Monbrun. Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 251 and 118. Scarce.

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        Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the government of the United States.

      - Washington, Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. 3 volumes. Large 4to. Original embossed cloth with Japanese port scene on front board and American naval insignia on rear (inner hinges strengthened; sl. soiled, spines discoloured). With facsimile of the original treaty with Japan (14 pp), 16 diagrams, 22 maps (mostly folding), 116 lithograph plates (including suppressed nude bathing plate; many tinted or hand-coloured), and numerous wood-engravings. XVII,537; (8),414,14,XI; XLIII,705 pp.First official Senat edition. - Commodore Perry was appointed commander of a naval expedition to be sent to Japan to induce their government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States; only the Dutch and the Chinese had the exclusive rights until then. The Japanese were eventualy forced to accept a treaty. The most important result was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan. Vol. I contains the extensive account of the voyage, compiled from the abundant and varied material amassed during the voyage from New York to Madeira, South Africa, Ceylon, Singapore, Hongkong, Shanghai, Japan. Not only from Perry's journals, but also from those of the Captain of the Fleet, Commander Adams, the flag-lieutenants Contee and Bent, of the purser Harris, etc. including translations by the Dutch interpreter Mr. Portman. Vol. II contains natural history reports by several authors, including fine hand-coloured plates of birds and fishes. Vol. III contains observations on the Zodiacal light by G. Jones. Most of the fine plates and illustrations are made by the artist Wilhelm Heine. They depict the country, Japanese natives and their customs. - Good copy of a richly illustrated and highly important expedition.Cordier, Bibl. Japonica, p.513-14; Sabin 30958; Hill I, p.231-232. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ebenezer Beriah Kelly: An Autobiography

      1856 - First edition. 8vo. Original plum blindstamped cloth, gilt, spine lightly sunned, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil to title-page. iv, 100pp. Norwich, Connecticut, Scarce. Just three copies have appeared at auction in the past thirty years, the last in 1998. Although first published in 1856, Kelly's autobiography contains a first-hand account of eighteenth century New South Wales. In 1798, he sailed on the ?hell ship? Hillsborough a convict ship bound for Botany Bay. Soon after their departure, the convicts rebelled. Kelly describes the uprising and its beginnings: ?We were eight days flogging, ironing and packing them again? This was followed by a sickness that killed eighty-nine of the prisoners. On landing at Sydney, Kelly promptly fled to Parramatta and worked for an Irishman who kept an underground distillery. He then returned to Sydney to work for a baker. Observing the convicts during this time, he ?learned a great deal about their labors and sufferings.? The subsequent chapter of the book centres on the murder of Samuel Clode, the missionary to Tahiti. Clode had arrived with two other missionaries in May of that year. The offical account of the murder was provided to the London Missionary Society by Richard Johnson the colony chaplain. Yet Kelly's account includes some local reportage not present in Johnson's and captures much of the drama. In an eventful life, the author's Australian sojourn preceeded serving under Collingwood at the Battle of Trafalgar. Kelly describes the battle and Nelson as ?rather tyrannical in the government of his men, and only half an hour before this battle had punished two of them severely for some trifling misdemeanor, but he lived and died a hero.? In 1816, he sailed on a privateering voyage and, at the age of 53, made a whaling voyage on the Friends of New London in 1836. Ferguson, 11064; Howes, K.61; Sabin, 37305. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Southern Africa

      A Geography and Natural History of the Country, Colonies and Inhabitants from the Cape of Good Hope to Angola. First edition. 2 folding maps (1 coloured), 10 plates and numerous woodcut vignettes throughout the text. Original plum pictorial cloth, gilt, spine sunned. xii, 487pp. London, Arthur Hall, Virtue & co.,

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        Scorcio di Venezia.

      fine &#146;800. - Pietro Fragiacomo nasce a Trieste il 14 agosto 1856 da umili natali, primo di sei figli e unico maschio di Domenico e Caterina Dolce, entrambi nativi di Pirano d&#146;Istria. Il padre, cuoco di professione, dapprima è a lavoro presso una ricca famiglia israelita; in seguito ad un tentativo fallito di avviare un piccolo albergo a Trieste, nel 1864 decide di trasferirsi a Venezia con la famiglia in cerca di fortuna maggiore.\rA Venezia, prende in affitto il "Caffè Lazzaroni" in Frezzaria e qui nasce la sua ultima figlia, Maria Luigia dopo Francesca, Antonia, Ernesta, Albina . Iscrive successivamente il figlio Pietro alle scuole tecniche di Campo San Felice, dove il giovane rivela una buona disposizione per la meccanica. Nel 1871, a 16 anni, terminati gli studi, Pietro viene assunto come fabbro e tornitore presso la Società Veneta di costruzioni meccaniche di Treviso dove rimane sino al 1877 e dove compie tutto il tirocinio del lavoro manuale, da modellatore falegname a tornitore e infine fabbro di banco. In quel periodo supera anche l&#146;esame di abilitazione all&#146;insegnamento del disegno, al solo fine di migliorare la propria posizione professionale, con la qualifica di meccanico disegnatore; per esercitare la mano, terminato il lavoro, dipinge dal vero qualche tavoletta con i pochi colori usati in fabbrica per verniciare le locomobili. Nel 1877, a causa di un diverbio con il capo officina, decide di lasciare il lavoro di Treviso e di tornare a Venezia dalla famiglia che abitava sopra il Caffè che aveva preso in affitto; nell&#146;attesa di un posto di meccanico alle officine Neuville della Giudecca; per perpetuare la sua passione per il disegno, decide, all&#146;età di 22 anni, di iscriversi alla Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, già frequentata con profitto dalla sorella Antonietta .\rPatentato per la docenza, all&#146;Accademia sceglie di seguire soltanto la scuola di prospettiva tenuta da Tommaso Viola e quella di paesaggio, tenuta da Domenico Bresolin, che alternava lezioni in aula con lo studio dal vero, portando il gruppetto di studenti a dipingere en plein air tra le calli veneziane. Nel suo primo ed unico anno d&#146;Accademia, si distingue nella scuola di paesaggio ottenendo a fine anno il 2° premio per il primo corso nella prova "disegni a matita e chiaroscuri a carbone". Dice di lui Ojetti : "Pietro Fragiacomo è un ottimo meccanico[ ] e&#146; un enigma insolubile per chi cerca di spiegare la sua arte con le sue origini Nessuna precocità, nessuna vocazione irresistibile[ ]la sua grande gioia fu quando potè montare egli stesso una macchina, potè lavorare con la testa e non soltanto con le mani[ ].E la pittura? Non ci pensava nemmeno in sogno".\rLa svolta nella sua vita fu l&#146;incontro nel 1878 con il pittore Giacomo Favretto, conosciuto al di fuori dell&#146;ambiente accademico che aveva già abbandonato. Lo conobbe grazie ad un amico comune che aveva spinto il Favretto a dare un giudizio personale sugli studietti "dal vero" del giovane pittore.\rSi instaura presto fra i due artisti un rapporto di amicizia molto forte, cementato dall&#146;origine popolare di entrambi. Fra il 1878 e il 1879 Fragiacomo conosce e si lega ad un altro pittore, Ettore Tito, presentatogli da Favretto, più giovane di lui di due anni, col quale trova affinità di carattere dovuta all&#146;indole generosa e mite di entrambi. Per molti mesi si reca a dipingere insieme a Tito quasi ogni giorno dal "vero" in Quintavalle dietro San Pietro in Castello, "[ ] in un&#146;osteria sempre deserta con un orto sempre chiuso.[ ] Dall&#146;orto[ ] si vedeva da un lato la laguna, dall&#146;altro Sant&#146;Elena[ ]Quando pioveva s&#146;entrava nell&#146;osteria[ ]".\rDi questi studietti dal vero, che non piacevano a Favretto, Fragiacomo alcuni li consegna ad un negozio di quadri in Merceria, all&#146;angolo di Calle Larga S. Marco perché siano venduti ai turisti, altri li espone alla Permanente presso il campo dell&#146;Accademia, al primo piano della casa detta " delle glicine".\rDa allora si va delineando chiaramente in lui un&#146;autentica vocazione a

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        ARGUMENTS OF THE HON. EDWARD STANLY, OF COUNSEL FOR THE RECEIVER, AND T.W. PARK, ESQ., OF COUNSEL FOR ALVIN ADAMS, WITH THE CHARGE OF THE COURT, AT THE TRIAL OF ALFRED A. COHEN ON A CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT, IN THE CASE OF ADAMS & CO., BY H.M. NAGLEE , RECEIVER, VERSUS ALFRED A. COHEN, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HON. JOHN S. HAGER, PRESIDING, MARCH, 1856.

      San Francisco: Whitten, Towne & Co. ,(1856.). 1st edition. Original peach colored printed wrappers, stitched, 88 pages. Singerman 1461. Cohen, prominent San Francisco lawyer, book collector, and leader of the Jewish community, was unjustly accused of embezzling funds which belonged to creditors of the firm of Adams & Co. , a banking house which had recently defaulted. The case involved transactions with the California Steam Navigation Company. In 1862 the case was dismissed and Cohen, who became chief counsel to the Central Pacific Railroad, was vindicated. His lawyer, Trenor W. Park, had moved from his native Vermont to California in 1852, where he was counsel to the Vigilance Committee and became involved with Fremont in the Mariposa Mine; Stanly was a North Carolina Congressman who had moved to San Francisco in the 1850's. II Harv. Law Cat. 644. Cowan 133. Greenwood 769. Rocq 8030. Cohen 13950. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Wrappers and title page lightly foxed, Very Good Condition. (kh-5-61)

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