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        Graphic Scenes in the Japan Expedition.


      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A hand-made book without a title page consisting of various printed extracts from the Bible in 103 languages

      "n.p., n.d.". [ca. 1856]. "8vo, 106 leaves onto which are pasted 103 extracts from Bibles printed by the British & Foreign Bible Society publications (3 are double-page, 1 folding); contemporary diced black calf, gilt lettered on upper cover and spine; some rubbing, but generally very good and sound. With the ownership signature on the front flyleaf of George Honnor, and the date of 1856. Among the languages represented are Maori, Bohemian, Hindu, Chinese, Manchurian, Polish, Armenian, Chaldee, Coptic, Mongolian, Irish, Slavonian, Telagu, Malayalim, Piedmontese, Javanese, Negro-English, Russian, Greenlandish, Sanscrit, Welsh, Georgian, Chippeway, Mohawk, Mandingo, as well as many others."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Ship-Builder’s Manual, and Nautical Referee

      NY: by the Author, 1856. Two vol. in one. iv, 200; 188, 2,2, pp. Sepia frontispiece, b/w plates. This is a rare work, not to be confused with the earlier (1850) and more common “Treatise on Marine Architecture.” In this book Griffiths concentrates less on the theoretical and more on the technical “nuts and bolts” aspects of construction. He includes material on timbers and timbering, scantlings, fastenings, spars, ground tackle, sails and rigging, and much more of the kinds of information that would be useful to an actual shipwright. This book also contains 17 sets of lines and diagrams. Brewington says, “Griffiths works of great value. Contain many plates of lines, details, masting rules, tables of off-sets, etc.” Brewington Bib. NYPL list p. 315. This is the second, expanded, edition (first was 1853), with new material and four index pages. Bound in original quarter leather over boards with gold spine lettering. Title page lightly foxed, with private owner’s embossed stamp in lower right. Scattered light foxing, with occasional text pages more heavily foxed. A very good copy of a very scarce book. Worldcat shows only six American libraries holding copies.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        La Habana. Vista general tomada desde la entrada del puerto.

      Havana Mercantil n.d 1856 - 83.5 x 57 cm, tinted lithograph within ruled borders, on heavy paper, captioned above image "Isla de Cuba Pintoresca, lower left "Vue generale de la Havane", centre below image as titled, lower right "General view of Havana". A large and decorative view of the city of Havana from the sea, showing ships at harbour in the foreground, the dock and city beyond. The lighthouse is on the left side of the image. Edouardo Laplante was born in France in 1818. He came to Cuba in 1848. Cuba's mid-19th-century boom in printmaking was due to the packaging and advertising needs of its tobacco industry and there was a great demand for printmakers. Within a short time he established himself as the best artist/lithographer in Cuba, travelling throughout the island, making a valuable documentary record of the people and customs of Cuba. Working with Leonardo Baranano (1837-1858), they drew and printed the series of views titled Isla de Cuba Pintoresca. Laplante died in 1860. Apart from these fine large-scale views, Laplante is most famous for his collection of twenty-eight lithographs, Los ingenios de Cuba (1857), which provides detailed views of both the external appearances and internal social conditions in Cuba's major sugar plants.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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, D C: A O P Nicholson, 1856 3 volumes: xvii+[1]+537 pages with 90 lithographs plates including the usual expunged bathing plate, many in color, including 3 "facsimiles" of Japanese woodblock prints (2 folding); 6 maps and charts (2 folding); 79 woodcuts in the text; [2]+414+[4]+14-1+xi pages with 4 color lithographs of Chinese scenes; 2 uncolored natural history engraved plates; 6 hand-colored lithographs of birds; 10 hand-colored steel-engravings of fish; 5 lithographs of shells, 2 hand-colored; 16 diagram plates of winds and currents; 14-page facsimile of Japanese language version of the U.S.-Japan treaty; 17 folding charts on 16 sheets; numerous woodcuts in the text; xliii+[1]+705+[1] pages woodcut star charts throughout. Volume III titled "United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, ... by Rev. George Jones, A.M., chaplain United States Navy". Quarto (11½ x8 ¾") bound in the original blind stamped cloth. Volume 1 rebacked with the original cloth spine laid down. (Hill 1332; Sabin 30968) First edition of the House Issue.Detailed and profusely illustrated account of Perry's expedition to open Japan to the West; Upon his return to the U.S., his chief duty for the following year was to compile his reports of the expedition, aided by Francis Hawks. The first volume has the account of the voyage and lithographs of the travel; the second volume has the natural history reports by D.S. Green and others and includes hand-colored plates of Japanese fishes and shells. In addition to the artist W. Heine, from whose drawings a great number of the lithographs were made, the daguerreotypist E. Brown, Jr., went on the expedition, taking what were undoubtedly the earliest photographic images of Japan, many of them reproduced lithographically in this work. This copy with the nude bathing plate, which was not included on the list of plates and not issued in all copies. In advance of his voyage to the Far East, Commodore Perry read widely amongst available books about Tokugawa Japan. His research even included consultation with the increasingly well-known Japanologist Philipp Franz von Siebold, who had lived on the Dutch island of Dejima for eight years before retiring to Leiden in the Netherlands. In 1852, Perry embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan, in command of a squadron in search of a Japanese trade treaty. Aboard a black-hulled steam frigate, he ported Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga, and Susquehanna at Uraga Harbor near Edo (modern Tokyo) on July 8, 1853. His actions at this crucial juncture were informed by a careful study of Japan's previous contacts with Western ships and what could be known about the Japanese hierarchical culture. He was met by representatives of the Tokugawa Shogunate who told him to proceed to Nagasaki, where there was limited trade with the Netherlands and which was the only Japanese port open to foreigners at that time. Perry refused to leave and demanded permission to present a letter from President Millard Fillmore, threatening force if he was denied. Perry ordered his ships to attack several buildings around the harbor to demonstrate US naval power. The Commodore was fully prepared for more hostilities if his negotiations with the Japanese failed, and threatened to use unrestrained fire if the Japanese refused to negotiate. He sent two white flags to them, telling them to hoist the flags when they wished a bombardment from his fleet to cease and to surrender. Perry's ships were equipped with new Paixhans shell guns, capable of wreaking great destruction with every shell. The Japanese military forces could not resist Perry's modern weaponry; the term "Black Ships", in Japan, would later come to symbolize a threat imposed by Western technology. Perry returned in February 1854 with twice as many ships, finding that the delegates had prepared a treaty embodying virtually all the demands in Fillmore's letter. Perry signed the Convention of Kanagawa on March 31, 1854 and departed, mistakenly believing the agreement had been made with imperial representatives. The agreement was made with the Shogun, the de facto ruler of Japan. On his way to Japan, Perry anchored off Keelung in Formosa (modern day Taiwan), for ten days. Perry and crew members landed on Formosa and investigated the potential of mining the coal deposits in that area. He emphasized in his reports that Formosa provided a convenient mid-way trade location. Formosa was also very defensible. It could serve as a base for exploration as Cuba had done for the Spanish in the Americas. Occupying Formosa could help the US to counter European monopolization of the major trade routes. President Franklin Pierce declined the suggestion, remarking such a remote possession would be an unnecessary drain of resources and that he would be unlikely to receive the consent of Congress. When Perry returned to the United States in 1855, Congress voted to grant him a reward of $20,000 in appreciation of his work in Japan. Perry used part of this money to prepare and publish a report on the expedition in three volumes, titled Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan. He was also advanced to the grade of rear-admiral on the retired list (when his health began to fail) as a reward for his services in the Far East.Condition:Wear and fading to cloth, first volume rebacked; large map detached, several others with stub tears and splitting to folds; light foxing else good to very good.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Panorama von Constantinopel in 5 Blättern.

      Wien, Auer 1855 - 1856. - Fünf Lithografien in Sepia nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel. Bildgr. je 19,5 x 27,5 cm, Blattgr. je 26,5 x 35 cm. Dekoratives und seltenes Panorama von Istanbul in fünf Blatt nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel (1822-1900) aufgenommen in etwa vom Dach des Großen Basars. Das Panorama zeigt auf dem ersten Blatt die Süleymaniye-Moschee, Teile des Goldenen Horns und Teile des heutigen Stadtteils Beyoglu, Blatt 2 zeigt auch das goldene Horn mit dem dahinter liegenden Stadtteil Galata und den Galata-Turm, Blatt 3 zeigt die Yeni-Moschee und den Bosporus, Blatt vier zeigt die Umgebung des Topkapi-Palastes und Blatt 5 die Hagia Sophia, die Nuruosmaniye-Moschee und die Sultan-Ahmed-Moschee; Beilage zu der von Michael Auer, dem Bruder von Alois Auer (Erfinder des Naturselbstdrucks) mit dem er gerne verwechselt wird, zwischen 1854 und 1861 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift "Faust. Poligrafisch-illustrierte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie und Unterhaltung", die vor allem wegen der unterschiedlichen grafischen Drucktechniken interessant war. Die hübschen Tafeln mit goldener Umrahmung; Tafel III links unten spiegelverkehrt von Würbel signiert. - In den Rändern etwas fleckig, das erste Blatt leicht wasserrandig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl [...] herausgegeben vom Oesterreichischen Lloyd in Triest.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd, 1856. 4°. Mit 29 (statt 31) Stahlstichtafeln von N.-M.-J. Chapuy u. einer mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte. 264 S., Blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Mit Ansichten von Mödling, Baden, Kapfenberg, Bruck an der Mur, Graz, Marburg, Cilli, Markt Tüffer, Laibach u.a.; es fehlen die beiden letzten Tafeln „Nabresina“ u. „Barcola“, die hier nie beigebunden waren. Die mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte zeigt die „Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen“. - Einband gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 388. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mandl, Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl, Eisenbahn, Ansichtenwerke

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton. dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville

      Théodore Lefèvre, Paris 1856 - Oblong album measuring 245 x 335 mm., title-page and twelve tinted plates, fine in original decorated papered boards. Unusually attractive mid-nineteenth century French lithographic album with five skilfully executed scenes of naval engagements during the Crimean War. As the title boasts, Louis Lebreton served as illustrator of the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville to the Pacific and southern ocean regions during 1837-1840, his depictions of the native peoples of the Marquesas and other outlying islands are well regarded. The album comprises thirteen lithographic plates, including the romantic pictorial title-page depicting mariners wrecked upon the rocks. Five scenes depict the French and British at sea during Crimean War engagements of 1854; namely Friedland in consort with a British warship entering the Bosphorus, the arrival of the Anglo-French fleet at Kalamita, bombarding the defences of Sevastopol, and the British gunboat Agamemnon tackling a gale in Sevastopol harbour. The last Crimean lithograph is an especially dramatic rendition of the port of Balaclava viewed from the clifftops with archaic ruins in the foreground.Other marine scenes of interest include Galilée, a fully rigged naval paddle-steamer, Brasilian clipper l'Impératrice rounding the Cape, an American barque at La Havre and the enormous gunboat Napoleon half rigged at resting at anchor. Rear cover moderately rubbed, touch of foxing affects the preliminaries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Express Passenger Locomotive

      A. Brett, Philadelphia 1856 - An early and scarce large chromo-lithograph in very good condition. The margins have eraser marks in the lower right corner and light soil spots, with a few chips. Image is clean and measures 11 3/4" x 16 3/4". Spot mounted to mat on verso. The Imprint reads "Printed in Colors by A. Brett, 6 South Seventh St. Phila. Drawn from Nature & Executed on Stone by L. Haugg" with title captions "Express Passenger Locomotive. Richard Norris & Son, Locomotive Builders, Philadelphia." The locomotive has the name S. Meredith and Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad Co on it. Richard Norris & Sons was the largest locomotive manufacturer in the United States at the time, producing over one hundred a year at its three-story Philadelphia factory. Louis Haugg (1826-1903) was a German-born lithographer working with printer and chromolithographer Alphonse Brett. The locomotive shows fine detail, with the vibrant colors of the train standing out from the pastoral background. No records found on OCLC. ; 14 3/4" x 18 1/2" [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Basilica San Marco.

       Venezia, Giovanni Brizeghel editore, Tip. Lit. Calc. e Libraio, Procuratie Vecchie N.° 137, 1856. Kolor. Lithogr. 36 x 55 cm. (Bildgr.); 45 x 60 cm. (Blattgr.) Ger. Kl. unbed. Flecke im unt. Rand. In sehr schönem Zustand.Aus: Venezia prospettica, monumentale, storica, artistica... con sessanta tavole litografiche disegnate da Marco Moro e da Giuseppe Rebellato... Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Italien

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        3 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Venedig, 1856. Zus. 4 S., 4°. „Nato a Bergamo (allora facente parte della Repubblica Serenissima) il 10 settembre 1775, fu ordinato prete presso l\'Ordine di San Benedetto il 21 dicembre 1799, in un\'epoca difficile vista la invasione napoleonica e le conseguenti spoliazioni e censure nei confronti degli ordini religiosi in quegli anni. Il 14 dicembre 1840 fu nominato vescovo di Verona. Verrà consacrato il 17 luglio dell\'anno successivo. Il 15 marzo 1852 fu elevato patriarca di Venezia, ruolo che manterrà fino alla morte, che lo coglierà appena cinque anni dopo, il 9 aprile 1857“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mutti, Mislin, Venedig, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted.

      London, 1856. Frith, William Powell (1819-1909). Most successful, popular and highly paid artist of the Victorian era, described as the “greatest British painter of the social scene since Hogarth” (“William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age.” Harrogate Borough Council. N.p., 2007. Web. Accessed 09 Aug. 2013). 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        Die Insel Philae mit dem Isis-Tempel bei Assuan in Oberägypten" originales Aquarell/watercolour im Oval ca.45,5x62,5cm; unten rechts signiert und datiert "1856"

      - Das großformatige und stimmungsvolle Aquarell auf Pergamentpapier montiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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      San Francisco: Printed by Monson, Valentine & Co., 1856. Original half sheep and printed green boards, spine gilt. Boards rubbed, stained, and edgeworn. Bookplate on front free endpaper. A touch of occasional foxing or tanning, but generally quite clean and neat internally. A very good copy. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A very nice copy, in original condition, of an early and rare Sacramento directory. This is the fourth and last of Colville's annual Sacramento directories (the first was published in 1853) and only the fifth Sacramento directory overall. Why Colville referred to this 1856 directory as "Volume VI" on the titlepage is unknown. It is the most substantial Sacramento directory to date, and the first to feature biographical sketches of notable residents, as well as descriptions within the directory of certain businesses, fire companies, churches, etc. The directory is prefaced by a lengthy description of the city, its civic structure, public utilities, and private businesses. The front board is taken up by an advertisement for Wells Fargo's banking and express services, and a multitude of ads appear throughout the text. Included are notices for druggists, hotels, theatres, stone cutters, attorneys, machinists, stage and steam companies, bakeries and ice vendors, booksellers, and more. Prominent among the ads is a full-page notice for Stanford Brothers merchants, operated by Leland Stanford, who would become one of the "Big Four" railroad barons, serve as governor of California, and found Stanford University. "Rare" - Quebedeaux. QUEBEDEAUX 49. ROCQ 6522. GREENWOOD 730. GRAFF 843. SPEAR, p.327. COWAN, p.171.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Yaganawa Gafu. Sansui no bu

      Shubundo 1856 - - Shubundo, Edo [Tokyo] 1856, 12x18cm, 50p., cousu. - Edition originale, rare. Illustrée de 44 planches dont une à double page, totalisant 110 figures rehaussées en couleurs de l'époque par Yanagawa Jushin. Brochure d'époque, reliure d'origine en papier gaufré à froid vert à motifs de nuages. Excellent état. L'auteur a publié 5 volumes de ce genre abordant chaque fois un thème différent, les animaux, les fleurs ; il s'agit ici des montagnes et rivières du Japon représentées en estampes par l'artiste. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, rare. Illustrated with 44 plates including a double page, totaling 110 enhanced color figures of the time by Yanagawa Jushin. Vintage brochure, original binding embossed green cold cloud patterns paper. Excellent condition. The author has published five volumes of its kind addressing a different theme each time, animals, flowers; this is the mountains and rivers of Japan represented in prints by the artist. 50p. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Popular History of England: an IllustratedHistory of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to Our OwnTimes.

      London. Bradbury and Evans. 1856-1862.. 1st Edition. 8vo, 22cm, First Edition,complete in 8 volumes, over 4000 pages, Illustrated with several hundredplates and text illustrations from engravings, tan fine grain linenboards, marbled end-papers, t.e.g., a fine set attractivelybound.(bh) .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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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 adventure sin 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, green coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, folding plan of Kars and folding area map to rear. Bookplate to front pastedown. 2 laid-in letters, lightly creased from folding, the first dated with light damp-staining to verso not affecting text, still very good condition, the second in excellent condition. Rubbed, light fraying to spine-ends, a few short sections of wear along front joint, small (12 mm) tear to head of rear, extremities bumped, light foxing towards front and rear, hinges between quires D & E and H & I superficially cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition. This copy with an interesting autograph letter signed by the author, apparently a response to an inquiry after his unusual servant from one Gerald Ponsonby, written on Athenaeum Club stationery with their blind-stamp, and dated 20 July 1856, the year of publication: "the name of my servant is Matteo Thomas. He is an Armenian, a native of Constantinople & subject of the Sultan of Turkey. I have dictated him to obtain a passport at his embassy - Believe me"; in another letter, headed 18 Duke Street, St James, 16 February 1836, Sandwith politely declines an invitation from an unnamed female recipient. Sandwith travelled to Turkey in 1849 having failed to establish himself as a doctor in London, and by 1851 was appointed to run the British hospital in Constantinople. "At the outbreak of war in 1854 he joined the irregular force organized by General Beatson as staff surgeon and upon its disbandment he became the chief military officer for British and Turkish forces at Kars. His medical and organizational skills were pushed to the limit when the Russian siege of Kars led to starvation and rampant cholera among the besieged troops. After the fall of Kars in 1855 Sandwith was the sole British captive to be released by the Russians, in appreciation of his services to the sick and wounded among their forces as well as to his own. With little to cheer about in the Crimean campaign, the British welcomed Sandwith as a hero. He found himself the toast of the country on his return in 1856: he had a private interview with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; was made CB and received an honorary degree from Oxford University; lectured before the Royal Geographical Society; and was elected a member of the Athenaeum" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoir of John Dalton and History of the Atomic Theory up to his Time

      1856 - V-[3]-298 pages London, H. Baillière, 1856, in-8, V-[3]-298 pages, percaline mauve de l'éditeur, Portrait de Dalton à sa table de travail en frontispice, gravé par Morton d'après Joseph William Allen, avec fac-similé de son écriture : "The weather is awkward ; but the glass is rising. My best respects to all". Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur, "To Mr Payen with the great respect." Édition originale de cette bibliographie du célèbre chimiste, météorologue et physicien britannique John Dalton (1766-1844), par son ami Angus Smith (1817-1884). Pages 253-163 : liste des travaux de Dalton. Traduction du titre manuscrite au verso de la première garde blanche. Dos passé, accroc à la coiffe supérieure [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

      1856. Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers or half blue slip or pink inserts other wise it is complete , excellent drawing of Lillywhite. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed just a small oddity to the first page as it is bound in well but has a crease right next to the spine. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Geschichte der Chane der Krim unter osmanischer Herrschaft.

      Wien, Staats- und Hofdruckerei, 1856. - Aus türkischen Quellen zusammengetragen mit der Zugabe eines Gasels Schahingerai's. Mit 1 gefalteten fotographischen Tafeln, 3 Schrifttafeln, 258 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 22,5 x 18 cm, Einband etwas berieben, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt und im weißen Rand einer Textseiten, die ersten und letzten Seiten leicht stockfleckig, sonst innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Le Monde. Histoire de tous les peuples depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu`a nos jours. Par MM. Saint-Prosper, de Sauvigny, Duponchel, le baron Korff, Belloc et l`abbé Martin.

       Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne Frères 1856. Revue et continuée. Édition illustré.10 Bde. gr.-8°. je Bd. ca. 500 S. Mit insges. 343 (v. 347) tlw. gefalt. Taf. in Stahlstich. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Geringf. berieb., vereinz. minim. stockfl.Die zahlreichenTafeln enthalten Darstellungen v. sowohl Einwohnern als auch Persönlichkeiten der verschiedenen Länder. Außerdem unterschiedl. Kostüme, Trachten, Monumente, Landschaften u. Orte. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geschichte

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        Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, with Remarks on their Economy

      New York: Dix and Edwards, 1856. 1st ed. Hardcover. 715 pages. - Commentary on places and and white, as the author travelled from Washington through the southern states to Louisiana. Howes O-78. Brown cloth-covered boards with embossed decorative design. Title on spine is copper-colored gilt. VG/No Jacket. Binding and hinges very firm. Front free endpaper removed. No marks or tears. Corners square, spine ends softened. There is a half-inch chip to the foredge of the front board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Asplenium Adiantum - nigrum acutum [Black Spleenwort]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition apart from some very minor soiling in the top margin. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore's "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore's important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England's first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. The plates were produced "... by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made" (Blunt). As a result, they recorded the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. His interest in printing extended to "... the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty-nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n.

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        Meine zweite Weltreise. - 4 Teile in 2 Bänden - 1.Theil: London. Das Cap der guten Hoffnung. Singapore. Borneo. Java. 2.Band: Sumatra. Java. Celebes. Die Molukken. 3.Theil: Kalifornien. Peru. Ecuador. 4.Theil: Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika.

      Wien, Gerold Verlag, 1856. 1. Aufl. x, 222, 280, 207, 192 Seiten mit 4 Titelbilder, 8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, Exlibris am Vorsatz, etwas stockfleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Die Wienerin Ida Pfeiffer (1797 - 1858) war eine der ersten Frauen, die alleine Weltreisen unternahm. Mit bescheidenen Geldmitteln unternahm sie in den Jahren 1842-58 fünf große Reisen. Vorliegend der Bericht ihrer zweiten Weltreise unternommen in den Jahren 1851-55 (mit Stationen Kap der Guten Hoffnung, Singapur, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, die Molukken, Kalifornien, Peru, Ekuador und schließlich die Vereinigten Staaten ). \"Die Bücher, die I. Pfeiffer über diese Reisen publ. begeisterten und belehrten durch treffsichere und fesselnde darstellung ein ungewöhnlich großes Publikum\" (ÖBL). \"Als Naturaliensammlerin hat sie Entomologie und Konchyliologie durch mehrere neue Arten bereichern können\" (Henze IV, 94). Asien, Pazifik. Amerika

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        Les contemplations

      first edition. Binders half brown shagreen with corners, back with five nerves set with gilded nets decorated with double coffered centers which include golden florets, small traces of friction on the back and headdresses, framing of double gilt fillets on marbled paper boards , guards and contreplats of handmade paper, small traces of rubbing on the corners, sprinkled edges, bindings of the time. Ex-dono pen head of a guard as a present. Light foxing without gravity. Michel Lévy frères & Pagnerre Paris 1856 14,5x23cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Case of Passmore Williamson. Report of the Proceedings on the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Issued by The Hon. John K. Kane, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in the case of The United States of America Ex Rel. John H. Wheeler vs. Passmore Williamson, Including The Several Opinions Delivered, and The Arguments of Counsel, Reported by Arthur Cannon, Esq., Phonographer

      Uriah Hunt & Son, Philadelphia 1856 - First edition. Octavo. Original cloth. Bookplate of a defunct library on the front pastedown, pocket removed from the rear pastedown and call letters on the spine, and cloth worn down at the spine ends, still a bright, very good copy. This copy Inscribed by the subject of the case: "H.G. Jones, Esq. with respects of P. Williamson." The recipient was almost certainly Horatio Gates Jones, a historian, and the son of the first pastor of the Lower Merion Baptist Church. Williamson, the white secretary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, helped three slaves to escape at the behest of William Still, and then legally challenged the Fugitive Slave Law. He was convicted of contempt of court by the pro-slavery judge when he refused to produce the freed slaves, and served a three-month prison sentence, where he received hundreds of visitors including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. This account is uncommon, especially signed by Williamson himself. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 ( 3 volume set, in three volumes, complete)


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        Vue de la Chaux-de-Fonds. Prise a la lisiere du bois au-dessus du Rond-Gabus. Große Gesamtansicht der Schweizer Stadt Chaux-de-Fonds in Panoramadarstellung von einer Anhöhe aus. Lithographie von Julien Hippolyte Devicque nach dessen eigener Zeichnung auf aufgewalztem China.

      Paris, Lemercier, 1856. Plattengröße: 45 x 71 cm. Blattgröße: 55 x 80 cm.*Prächtige Panorama-Ansicht von einer Anhöhe, im malerischen Vordergrund Personen und Kühe. Sehr seltenes Blatt. - Rechts alt geschlossener Randeinriss (kaum sichtbar), bis etwa 7 cm in den Bildbereich (in der Partie des rechten Baumes). - Der Unterrand mit Betitelung enthält gleichzeitig eine zeitgenössische handschriftlich Widmung in brauner Tinte von einem Leutnant Henri Mieville mit Dank an den Monsieur le ministre Schweitzer. - Chaux-de-Fonds liegt im Kanton Neuenburg und ist mit über 1000 Meter die höchstgelegene Stadt des Hochjura. Sie gehört neben Biel zu den bekanntesten Uhrenstädten der Schweiz. - Zum Stecher Devicque: Nicht bei Nagler. Siehe Thieme/Becker Band 9, 186: \"... franz. Maler und Lithograph, geb. zu Paris 1821, Schüler von Francois Dubois, stellte 1859-66 im Pariser Salon Landschaften und Architekturbilder ... aus\". - Abgesehen von dem kaum sichtbaren und alt hinterlegten Einriß ist das Blatt sauber und gut erhalten, nur die weißen Ränder des Trägerpapiers etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Miller's Planters' & Merchants' Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1857

      Charleston: A. E. Miller, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [4]pp advertisements, unpaginated [48]pp., [20] "Interleaved" sheets lined paper. Paper covered boards with title lettered in black and surrounded in black borders on front cover. Illustrated advertisement for Walker, Evans & Co. on rear board. Black leather spine and joints. Leather chipped upper front joint and upper spine. Interior section of Almanac is loose (from January to December). Heavy toning to pages before January and after December. Interleaved and Bound by Walker, Evans & Co. Stationers and Printers No. 3 Broad Street, Charleston. 6 sides of interleaved sheets of paper used to record brief diary entries. The last 15 sheets bound after the last Almanac page are blank. One of the sheets with manuscript is torn in half. Period inscription on right front yellow end sheet of "S. D. Kirk 1856." Very scarce Almanac. OCLC records one listing held in institutions (American Antiquarian Society). No listings located for this expanded edition with the added sheets.

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      [Philadelphia: John L. Magee, 1856. Toned, with irregular further darkening in the margins, not affecting image. Upper margin with several small tears, one repaired with tape on verso. About good overall. Matted. A powerful American political print, brutally satirizing the Democratic leaders who crafted and passed the Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854, one of the most controversial and divisive pieces of legislation of the antebellum era. The Kansas-Nebraska Act provided for the eventual admission of those two territories as states, and left the question of whether slavery would be allowed to local popular sovereignty, thereby nullifying the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. The main result of the legislation was to further divide the country into anti-slavery "free-soilers" (mostly in the north and represented by the emerging Republican party) and pro- slavery southerners and westerners (represented by the Democrats). Another result was the migration into Kansas (mostly from Missouri) of so-called "border ruffians" who would vote in Kansas elections in a pro-slavery manner, which they hoped would eventually bring Kansas into the Union as a slave state. Violence inevitably followed as "border ruffians" and "free-soilers" fought it out in Kansas in a sort of civil war. This print, which appeared during the presidential campaign of 1856, shows a weak and defenseless Lady Liberty, draped in an American flag, menaced by an array of Democratic politicians and begging for mercy. President Franklin Pierce, dressed in the buckskins of a border ruffian, holds a rifle, with a pistol, knife, tomahawk, and scalp in his belt. He leers at Liberty and assures her that he will protect her in the manner shown "over the left." The left rear of the print shows the home of a settler being burned by ruffians as a helpless, mad widow looks on. Senator Lewis Cass, a longtime supporter of "popular sovereignty," also exhibits bad intentions toward Liberty. On the far right, Senator Stephen Douglas, architect of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, is shown scalping a farmer. On the left James Buchanan, the Democrats' choice to succeed Pierce, and Secretary of State William Marcy empty the pockets of another victim. Other scenes in the background show an attack on an emigrant train, attacks on defenseless men, and the shooting of a helpless woman. The implication of the print is clear: the Democratic leaders who passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act were not only responsible for the environment that led to the crimes being committed in Kansas, they were accomplices themselves. Reilly calls this print "a bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas- Nebraska Act." Nevins and Weitenkampf call it "a savage cartoon...[that] caused many previously moderate Northerners to face the slavery issue with new determination." Reilly and others attribute the print to John Magee of Philadelphia, based on stylistic and topical similarities with other prints done by Magee in the period. OCLC locates a total of only seven copies. A powerful print, addressing the most important issue of the day. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS, 1856-9. WEITENKAMPF, p.115. MURRELL, p.190; figure 191. NEVINS & WEITENKAMPF, pp.78-79. OCLC 191119979, 299946494, 8631862.

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        The farmer's promotion book, a new scientific manuring system for the cultivation and increase of all kinds of grains, grasses and fodder and pasture, upon all kinds of soil, proved by actual experiments and based on evident truths. Designed to improve agriculture in all its branches. Represented by upward of one hundred and fifty engravings, of the most valuable grasses and plants connected with the system.

      W.S. Haven, Pittsburgh 1856 - First edition, slim 4to, pp. xii, 13-127, [1]; 3 folding lithograph botanical plates by Wm. Schuchman & Bro.; generally a fine copy in orig. green cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover; spine slightly sunned. The plates are clean and crisp and represent Schuchman's finest work. 8 copies only in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.

      Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia 1856 - First edition, 8vo, 2 vols., pp. 464; 467; engraved portrait and vignette half-title in each volume, 4 maps (2 folding), 18 beautifully engraved plates and approximately 265 other engraved illustrations in the text; publisher's brown blindstamped cloth, gilt spines; volume I slighly skewed, and with one small break at the top of the spine, else about fine. Under the auspices of the U.S. Navy, Kane set out in search of Franklin, who had not been heard from since 1847, to explore, and to make scientific investigations in the regions north of Smith Sound. While Kane came away empty-handed as far as information on Franklin was concerned, the expedition was of extreme importance for its scientific and geographical discoveries. Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 36998. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kinder und Hausmärchen gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. Dritter Band (von 3) apart.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1856 - 418 S. Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt und fleckig. Schnitt fleckig und angeschmutzt. Durchgehend gebräunt und fleckig. Waren den Märchen der Erstauflage noch Kommentare direkt beigegeben, erschienen diese ab der zweiten Auflage 1822 separat und wurden erst mit der hier vorliegenden dritten Auflage erneut aufgelegt. Der Band enthält neben diesen Anmerkungen auch Bruchstücke, Zeugnisse und Literatur. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Dynasten, Freiherren und jetzigen Grafen von Bocholtz. Beitrag zur alten Geographie, Rechts-, Sitten-, und Culturgeschichte des Niderrheins. Vier Bände in fünf Abtheilungen. 5 Bände (komplett). 1. Band, 1. Abteilung: Geschichte der verschiedenen Geschlechter Bocholtz und die alten Zustände am Niederrhein. 2. Abteilung: Geschichte von hundertsechs Rheinischen, Niederländischen und Westpfälischen hervorragenden Geschlechtern. Ergänzungsband. 2. Band: Urkundenbuch. Mit Autographen, Siegeln, Notariats- und Papierzeichen und einer lithographischen Tafel. 3. Band: Chronik der Abtei Gladbach. Mit Wappen. 4. Band: Die Aufschwörungen, Grab- und Denkmale der Familie von Bocholtz, sammt den Aufschwörungen und Ritterzetteln des Oberquartiers von Gelderland.

      Cöln, J. M. Heberle (H. Lempertz), 1856-1863. Groß-4°. 39 cm. 343 (1) Seiten, 5 Tafeln, 255 (1) Seiten, 16 meist doppelblattgroße Tafeln, 323, 88 Seiten, 1 Tafel, 122 Seiten, 6 Blatt. Pappbände der Zeit, gebunden. 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Wappen, Tafeln. Uneinheitlich gebunden, 3. Band in Halbleder der Zeit. Band 3 Blätter teils fachmännisch fixiert. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. With many illustrations, armorial bearings, plates in b/w. Contemporary hardcover (Volume 3 in half leather). Good copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Familiengeschichte / familiy history; Familienwappen / family crest; Genealogie, Familienforschung / genealogy, genealogical research; Heraldik / heraldry; Rheinland / Rhineland

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        Caravan Journeys and Wanderings

      John Murray, London 1856 - in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan and Beloochistan with historical notices of the countries lying between Russia and India. 534 pp, large folding map in rear. Travel throughout the area plus the latest accounts of atrocities by the natives. VG only in original red blindstamped cloth, worn through to boards at corners. Original spine relaid. Retaining original end papers. Inner hinges strengthened. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Krim-Girai, Khan of the Crimea.

      London: John Murray,, 1856. Translated from the German of Theodore Mundt. Octavo. Original red linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, elaborate panelling in blind to the boards, light green surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed overall, bumped at the corners, head and tail of the spine crumpled and with minor chipping, pale toning, some light foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, just eight copies on Copac. A very pleasing association copy, being inscribed "With the Translator's love" on the first blank, and with the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, 2nd baron Raglan was married to Eliot's cousin, Susan Caroline, famously his father, recently deceased at the time of presentation, had commanded the British forces in the Crimea, being responsible for the victories at the Alma and at Inkerman, and considered by some to be culpable for the disaster at Balaklava. The 1st baron had died at Sabastopol of a "broken heart" (ODNB) just 10 days after the bloody failure of the assault of 18 June 1855, and in 1858 his successor was gifted Cefntilla Court in Monmouthshire by "1623 of the 'friends, admirers, and comrades' of his father Â… as a mark of gratitude and to enable the family to maintain the port of the ennobled" (Newman, Gwent/Monmouthshire; Buildings of Wales series, p.272). The modern Cefntilla bookplate is mounted beneath Raglan's on the front pastedown. The translator joined the Diplomatic Service from Eton, and served as attaché at Hanover 1849-53; Lisbon from 1851-3; as 2nd paid attaché at Berlin 1853-7; 1st paid attaché at Constantinople, 1857-8 and at St Petersburg 1858-9. Subsequent postings took him to Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Lisbon, and finally Washington. He resigned in 1865 and was elected MP for Devonport in 1866, holding the seat until 1868. He entered the House of Lords in 1870, dying in 1881. The association gains poignancy from the fact that Eliot's elder brother the Hon. Granville Charles Cornwallis Eliot, a captain in the Coldstream Guards, had been killed, shot through the head, at Inkerman. Qirim Giray (?-1769), was one of the most influential rulers of the Crimean Khanate, a scion of the ruling Giray clan, direct descendants of Genghis Khan, and possessed of distinct geopolitical ambitions. "A clever, affable man with a weakness for practical jokes involving severed heads", he aspired to an alliance with Frederick the Great against the Russians, and conspired to similar ends with the baron de Tott, becoming a "close personal friend", who, under Tott's influence, developed "an enthusiasm for French cuisine (especially its wine-based sauces), and requested that Tartuffe be translated into Turkish for performance by the court buffoons Â… the two spent long evenings talking politics inside the crimson-lined tent, Qirim delivering his 'opinions on the abuses and advantages of liberty,on the principles of honour, or the laws and maxims of government, in a manner which would have done honour to Montesquieu himself'" (Reid, Borderland: A Journey through the History of Ukraine, internal quotations from the Memoirs of the Baron de Tott). The author of this work, Theodor Mundt, was a German philologist and librarian, best known for his writings on aesthetics, and for his advocacy of the emancipation of women, who compiled the memoir "on account of its intrinsic interest as well as the relation it bears to the present war". (Preface). An attractively-provenanced and well-preserved copy of this seldom seen and interesting biography.

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        D'Albert's Album 1856

      London.: Chappell & Co.. 1856.. Gift book, 14 x 10.25 inches, 131 pp. featuring music by Charles D'Albert and chromolithographic plates by John Brandard. Pebbled cover with gilt lettering; covers loose; corners bumped; spine cracked with substantial loss of covering. Text block remains tightly bound. Volume contains five chromolithographic plates after Brandard (with possible additional hand coloring) plus title page also by Brandard. The six exquisite plates were printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Volume contains music for eighteen compositions by D'Albert. Contents in good clean condition. The five large color plates in this volume represent illustrations used for cover art when D'Albert's compositions were published and sold individually. Space at the top and bottom of the chromo illustrations, left blank as published in the Album, would have been utilized in the sheet music's solo edition for printing the composition's title at top and, at bottom, publisher details. As preserved in the Album, the five chromolithographic plates (plus title) are in near mint condition. (The Presentation page is printed in monochrome and is unattributed.) D'Albert's music with Brandard's illustrations are quite scarce in Album format. The five plates illustrate musical compositions entitled Angelina; The Mountain Daisy; Geneva; The Queen of Gipsies; The Bacchante. .

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        Erstes mittelrheinisches Musikfest zu Darmstadt, Sonntag, 31. August und Montag, 1. September 1856.

      Darmstadt : Bekker 1856 - 16 S. mit beiliegendem Original-Programm für den 31.8. und 1.9. 1856. dieses mit Besitzerstempel des Prinzen Josef Clemens von Bayern. (*25. Mai 1902 - +8.1.1990) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 22 cm, rosa OBrosch, Heft und Beileige in hervorragendem praktisch druckfrischem Zustand. AUSSERORDENTLICH SELTENER GELEGENHEITSDRUCK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856 - 8vo. (iv), 340 pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered label, richly decorated to the others panels. Frontispiece and engraved title page, both dated 1833 in the imprint. Neat repairs to the lower joint, some foxing to the front and rear, an attractive copy. Gilson, D7. This edition not mentioned by Keynes.

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        Gesamtans., 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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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia.

      London, Day & Son (vol. 3: New York, D. Appleton & Co.), 1855-1856. - 6 volumes bound as 3. Imperial 8vo (30 x 22 cm). With 250 numbered plates (image size 12 x 17 to 15 x 22 cm), including a tinted lithographed portrait of the artist, 6 tinted lithographed title-pages, 2 stone-engraved maps and 239 tinted and double-tinted lithographed and 2 chromolithographed views. Contemporary, richly gold-tooled reddish-brown morocco, side-stitched and oversewn, then sewn on 5 recessed cords, with a hollow back, 5 false bands on the spine, gold-tooled turn-ins, combed and curled marbled endpapers, headbands in red and yellow, gilt and gauffered edges. With thin paper guard leaves facing each plate. Second edition, with reduced illustrations but with more of them double-tinted or chromolithographed, of one of the most splendid and historically important visual records of the Middle East, after drawings by David Roberts (1796-1864) from the sketches he made from life during his travels through what is now Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon in 1838 and 1839. In Egypt he ventured up the Nile as far as the Nubian temples at Abu Simbel, near the present border with Sudan and travelled by camel through the Sinai to the extraordinary carved-rock buildings of Petra. These had been unknown to Europeans until Burckhardt discovered them in 1812 and 1813, so Roberts's views are among the earliest and are in many ways better than the few predecessors. In Lebanon he ventured as far as Baalbek, which had seen few European visitors before Egypt annexed it in 1832. Other sites he visited and drew include Cairo, Suez, Gaza, Jerusalem and Beirut. He was one of the first Europeans allowed to make drawings of the interior of mosques, so even in well-known cities these too opened a new world to European eyes. His views also provide a very detailed visual record of many sites that were afterward destroyed or disturbed. He drew them during the infancy of photography, before it reached the Middle East and long before it reached maturity there. His views of the modern cities also preserve records of both their architecture and their daily life and he shows spectacular landscapes in the mountains, around the Dead Sea and along the Nile and the Jordan. Roberts, born to a poor (Welsh?) family in Edinburgh, was apprenticed as a house painter, moved to London and worked his way up to paint sets for the Drury Lane Theatre and others. Thanks to patrons who appreciated his talents and hard work he was able to make the expensive and dangerous voyage through the Middle East. George Croly (in volumes 1-3) and William Brockedon (in volumes 4-6) provided explanatory and historical notes on the sites shown in Roberts's views. - Roberts's views were originally published in two separate works, issued in parts in the years 1842 to 1849 and often found together. One centred on the Holy Land, though also including views in other parts of the Middle East, while the other was devoted to Egypt and Nubia. The views in the former were made with only a single tint block and even the latter used fewer tint blocks than the present second edition and only one chromolithograph. The present edition, with sometimes very intricate double tints and two chromolithographs (with black and three tint blocks) is a masterpiece of tinted lithography. Since the lithographers used photographic reductions of the lithographic views of the first edition as an aid to their work, the book also pioneered the use of photography in graphic reproduction. The lithographed title-pages are dated 1855 except for those of vol. 3 (from the simultaneous New York issue, undated) and 6 (1856) but volumes 2-6 include plates dated 1856. The dates of the plates in all six volumes range from 16 April 1855 to 15 December 1856. - The title-page of volume 3 was intended for the simultaneous New York issue, but appears to have always been part of the present copy. In very good condition, with occasional light foxing, mostly on the backs of the plates, and with a faint marginal wat [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        G. Kreutzberg`s weltberühmte Menagerie. - Zum ersten Male: 2 große Hauptabrichtungen und Hauptfütterungen ... durch den Thierbändiger G. Kreutzberg, in Verbindung der jungen Dame aus Schweden (erst 16 jahre alt). Dieselben werden in dem eigends dazu erbauten Central-Käfig mit Löwen, Tigern, Leoparden, Hyänen und Bären die schwierigsten Abrichtungen ausführen. Zum Schluss: Der Kampf mit Löwen und Tigern von Herrn G. Kreutzberg. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Eigenthümer der Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 8. Oktober 1856.. Plakat mit Holzschnitt (37 x 17 cm; sign. F. Seidler in Berlin). Blattgr.: 66 x 45 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Leipzig, der hier seinen gemeinsamen Auftritt mit einer angeblich Sechzehnjährigen bewirbt. Die allgemein als "junge Schwedin" bezeichnete Cäcilie Nicolai, eigentlich eine geborene Dänin, begann ihre Karriere als Sängerin und traf mit Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg anlässlich seiner Tournee in Russland zusammen. Kreutzberg engagierte die junge Schönheit und bildete sie zur Raubtier-Dompteuse aus. Die "junge Schwedin" wurde zum Kassenmagneten, beendete ihre Karriere aber bald, nachdem sie von einer Hyäne in den Arm gebissen wurde. - Der schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Kreutzberg mit einem Löwen und einem Tiger. - Am linken Rand oben und unten mit Papierergänzungen. Mit 2 kl. Hinterlegungen. Etwas braunfleckig.

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        G. Kreutzberg`s weltberühmte Menagerie. - Zum ersten Male: 2 große Hauptabrichtungen und Hauptfütterungen . durch den Thierbändiger G. Kreutzberg, in Verbindung der jungen Dame aus Schweden (erst 16 jahre alt). Dieselben werden in dem eigends dazu erbauten Central-Käfig mit Löwen, Tigern, Leoparden, Hyänen und Bären die schwierigsten Abrichtungen ausführen. Zum Schluss: Der Kampf mit Löwen und Tigern von Herrn G. Kreutzberg. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Eigenthümer der Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 8. Oktober 1856. - Plakat mit Holzschnitt (37 x 17 cm; sign. F. Seidler in Berlin). Blattgr.: 66 x 45 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Leipzig, der hier seinen gemeinsamen Auftritt mit einer angeblich Sechzehnjährigen bewirbt. Die allgemein als "junge Schwedin" bezeichnete Cäcilie Nicolai, eigentlich eine geborene Dänin, begann ihre Karriere als Sängerin und traf mit Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg anlässlich seiner Tournee in Russland zusammen. Kreutzberg engagierte die junge Schönheit und bildete sie zur Raubtier-Dompteuse aus. Die "junge Schwedin" wurde zum Kassenmagneten, beendete ihre Karriere aber bald, nachdem sie von einer Hyäne in den Arm gebissen wurde. - Der schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Kreutzberg mit einem Löwen und einem Tiger. - Am linken Rand oben und unten mit Papierergänzungen. Mit 2 kl. Hinterlegungen. Etwas braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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