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        A Manual of the Art of Bookbinding. . . Also, the Art of Marbling, Book-Edges and Paper.

      Henry Carey Baird 1856 - First edition. 318 pp., 7 full-page marbled samples, 12 black and white plates and 18 advts. Modern moire silk boards, morocco spine with raised bands and morocco tips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        Cosmographie

      [ - petit in-4 de 45 feuillets et Neuilly, [dernier tiers du XIXe siècle], , petit in-4 de 45 feuillets et 17 planches, demi-toile rose de l'époque, plat de papier rouge, Élégant manuscrit à l'encre noire, inachevé, rédigé par un élève ou un professeur de l'Institution Notre-Dame de Sainte-Croix à Neuilly, fondée en 1856. Divisé en quatre livres (les étoiles, la terre, le soleil, la lune), ce manuscrit pédagogique vaut surtout par sa riche illustration manuscrite : lunette, planisphère céleste, globe céleste et les différentes phases de la lune. Très bon état intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        19de-eeuws Amsterdam.

      19de-eeuws Amsterdam"Amsterdam 1856' "Naar de natuur geteekend en op steen gegraveerd door Heinrich Dilcher (1824-1855), gedrukt en uitgegeven door Seyffardts Boekhandel te Amsterdam.' Gevouwen plattegrond in kartonnen omslag, 2de uitgave uit of na 1857. Afm. (kaartbeeld) 41 x 66 cm.We zien de stad vanaf een hoog fictief standpunt in Amsterdam Noord. Op dit vogelvlucht gezicht zijn de grotere gebouwen met enorm gevoel voor detaillering weergegeven. De individuele huizen staan er minder nauwkeurig op. De kaart toont onder andere de in 1854 gedempte Goudsbloemgracht en het hoofdgebouw van Artis, dat in 1855 gebouwd werd. Het nationaal monument "De Eendracht', beter bekend als "Naatje van de Dam' en onthuld in augustus 1856, staat echter nog niet ingetekend.Onder deze 2de uitgave zijn zestien kolommen opgenomen met "Voorname Gebouwen'. De kolommen worden gescheiden door naar boven wijzende pijlen. Als je de lijnen van de pijlen naar boven door zou trekken verdelen ze het kaartbeeld in stroken. De gebouwen die tegen de onderrand in de kolommen genoemd worden, staan ergens in de virtuele stroken daarboven. Sommige kolommen vermelden veel, andere mindere gebouwen. Kolom zestien bleef leeg. Het systeem is te zien als een voorloper van de later veel gebruikelijkere gridvlakken die normaal met A1 beginnen en die een corresponderend straatnamen-/gebouwenregister hebben.Dergelijke 19de-eeuws plattegronden werden in kleine oplages gedrukt. In dit geval een gebruiksvoorwerp op niet erg sterk papier bovendien. Inmiddels zeer zeldzaam geworden omdat bijna alle explaren verloren zijn gegaan.Literatuur: Hameleers "Kaarten van Amsterdam', nr. 207Prijs: € 2.350,-.

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        J.M.W. Turner

      E. Gambart and Co, London 1856 - A lovely copy of the 1856 1st edition, bound in publisher's half-leather over olive-green boards. Gilt-lettered and bordered leather title label affixed to the front panel. 5 raised bands, detailed gilt-tooling within each compartment. Tight and VG, with very light scuffing to the panels and light wear along the outer hinges and at the spine base. Very interesting bookplate ("Frank Cyril Tiarks") to the front pastedown. The 12 magnificent engravings (executed by Thomas Lupton) are in pristine condition and each is accompanied by its original tissue-guard. Folio, all edges gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aus unserer Zeit in meinem Leben.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart 1854 - 1856. - 2 in 1 Band. XVII, 682 S., 1 Bl.; VII, 296 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Schuh, Mineralogy 18 (gibt nur 176 Seiten an!). - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. Kulturgeschichtlich wertvolle Memoiren des bedeutenden Mineralogen Leonhard (1779-1862). - Etwas berieben. Tls. wenig stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ex-libris

      S. e., S. l. - In-4. 82 ex-libris dont 1 en double et 6 signés par l'artiste, une photographie de l'artiste, sous portfolio à cordonnets. Bel ensemble de l'artiste catalan Alexandre de Riquer (1856-1920). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Kitab sirat Napoleon al awwal (histoire de l'empereur Napoleon I)

      Paris: Pilloy et Ce, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. ARABIC TEXT, FIRST EDITION. HALF TITLE PAGE IN ARABIC AND FRENCH WITH OWNERSHIP OF HABIB GHARZOUZI (A CHRISTIAN ARAB NATIONALIST WHO JUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF DJAMAL PASHA IN ALEYH, LEBANON), FRONTISPIECE OF NAPOLEON, TITLE PAGE IN ARABIC AND FRENCH, 7 PP OF PREFACE IN FRENCH, HALF TITLE PAGE IN ARABIC, 11 PP INTRODUCTION IN ARABIC, 584 PP IN ARABIC. CONTEMPORARY HARD COVER WITH SMALL TEARS, PARTLY SCUFFED AND FOXED. FIRST HALF TITLE PAGE AND FRONTIS LOOSED, BINDING ALMOST LOOSE. INSIDE IS FRESH AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION..

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        Les Modes Parisiennes Illustrées. Journal de la bonne compagnie. Fashions, toilettes, ameublements, théatres, livres nouveaux, romans, poésies, causeries. Janvier - Decembre 1856

      Paris: chez le successeur d\'Aubert 1856 Komplett der 52 Nummern dieser Wochenzeitschrift, vom 5. 1. bis 27. 12. 1856, HLdr. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Seiten 2509-3132, mit 52 Tafeln (49 kolorierten u. 3 SW-Tafeln auf Doppelseiten) u. einer unkolorierten Tafel mit „Lingeries des Dames“, die Mehrheit der Tafeln mit Seidenpapier, in manchen Nummern auch eine Doppelseite mit Abb. im Text, 20 x 27 cm; Deckel abgeschürft, Rücken unten eingerissen u. mit Wurmfraßspuren, innen zuweilen altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Zeitschriften, Literatur, Theater, Kultur

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        Histoire et Fabrication de la Porcelaine Chinoise. Accompagné de notes et d'additions . A. Salvétat. Et augmenté d'un mémoire sur la porcelaine du Japon, traduit du Japonais p. J. Hoffmann.

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1856 - First edition. Octavo. Hardcover: three quarter linnen over marbled boards. Very good: Foxing and staining. Old tape repair to second and third page. 320, Pages, frontispiece, fold-out map of China coloured in outlines and 14 full-page plates. Text in French. An important early treatise on the production process of Chinese porcelain. Stanislas Aignan Julien was a French sinologist who served as the Chair of Chinese at the Collège de France for over 40 years and was one of the most academically respected sinologists in French history. Scarce! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Disraeli, a member of the House of Commons, asks the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, to let him have a copy of Queen Victoria's speech on January 30th "as members of the House of Commons do me the honor of dining with me on that day…"

      Grosvenor Gate, London, January 27, 1856. 7.5" x 9". "Autograph Letter Signed ""B. Disraeli,"" 3pp, 7.5"" x 9"", front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Grosvenor Gate [London], January 27 1856. To [British Prime Minister] Viscount Palmerston. Fine condition.In part, ""Would you have the great kindness to let me have a copy of H.M. speech on Wednesday, the 30th Inst as members of the House of Commons do me the honor of dining with me on that day. Lord Aberdeen [Prime Minister, 1852-1855] persisted in sending only one copy of the Speech & that to Lord Derby [P.M., 1852] … I cannot help feeling that a recognised body of the House of Commons should not be indebted for such a document to the House of Lords & as it is now our boast & pride, that the Prime Minister is one of ourselves, I trust we may be released from this bondage…""Notations on blank fourth sheet in unknown hands: ""Are we to send / Mr. D'Israeli / a copy?"" and ""sent him copy.""Ex MaggsDeaccessioned from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, The Disraeli Project at Queen's University (1975-2014)"

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        The Red River settlement: its rise, progress, and present state. With some account of the native races and its general history, to the present day

      Smith, Elder, London 1856 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xvi, 416; lithograph frontispiece; 20th century half polished tan calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spine; very good copy.Field 1327: "After many years of toil and adventure among the fierce tribes of the northern plains of Oregon and Washington territory, the author sought repose among his associates in the Red River Colony. The successive disasters of massacre, famine, and inundation, drove him from this forelorn asylum, to writing books descriptive of the wild people and wild life he had seen. All of these works possess the unfailing interest, which attach to the details of an intelligent observer and a faithful narrator. His pictures are of savage life and manners, as seen by the adventurous voyagers and fur-traders of the Hudson's Bay Company." Sabin 73328; Graff 3579; Staton & Tremaine 3304. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Piante delle città e Capiluoghi delle Province del Regno Lombardo Veneto. Che mostrano la situazione di principali stabilimenti civili e militari in esse esistenti / Plan der Provinzial Hauptstädte des Lombardisch - Venetianischen königreichs mit augabe der daselbst befindlichen wichtigeren civil und militär etablissements.

      - Luigi Ronchi, Milano, 1856. Album in 8vo, XIX piante incise su acciaio, b/n, ripiegate, bross. edit.in cartone. Le carte contenute sono: Carta Postale del Regno Lombardo Veneto, Sondrio, Como, I .R. Parco di Monza, Milano, Pavia, Lodi,Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova, Verona, Padova, Venezia, Rovigo, Belluno. Ciascuna delle piante ripiegate è accompagnata da ricca legenda in italiano. Usuali segni del tempo e fioriture sparse. Nell'insieme buona conservazione. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOTTEGHINA D'ARTE GALLERIA KÚPROS]
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        Golden A.B.C.

      London: Trübner & Co., 1856 First edition in English, a translation of the German Güldenes A.B.C. . Original dark green cloth with cover decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Oblong octavo, 5.8 x 8.1. [26] leaves, each with a mounted decorative initial with an accompanying scriptural verse. Each letter of the alphabet is represented except J and X. Designed by Gustav Koenig and engraved by Julius Caesar Thater. Spine extremities and corners starting to fray, lightly foxed throughout. Otherwise a remarkably fine, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Povesti i Razskaz'i. I.S. Turgeneva. S 1844 G. Po 1856 G. Cast' III

      Tipografii Eduarda Praca, SanktPeterburg 1856 - in 16°, mezza pelle, pp. (6)-385-(1). Esemplare privo del dorso, tracce d'uso ai piatti. Bruniture e fioriture al testo. Numeri manoscritti a penna all'angolo superiore di 199 pagine (al testo 'Rudin', pp. da 119 a 318). Brevi annotazioni e brevi sottolineature a matita a 50 pp. Rinforzo di carta al margine interno dell'occhiello.Testi: Perepiska, Jakob Pasynkov, Rudin, Faust.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Borgolungo]
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        Les Modes Parisiennes Illustrées. Journal de la bonne compagnie. Fashions, toilettes, ameublements, théatres, livres nouveaux, romans, poésies, causeries. Janvier - Decembre 1856

      Paris: chez le successeur d'Aubert 1856 - Komplett der 52 Nummern dieser Wochenzeitschrift, vom 5. 1. bis 27. 12. 1856, HLdr. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Seiten 2509-3132, mit 52 Tafeln (49 kollorierten u. 3 SW-Tafeln auf Doppelseiten) u. einer unkolorierten Tafel mit "Lingeries des Dames", die Mehrheit der Tafeln mit Seidenpapier, in manchen Nummern auch eine Doppelseite mit Abb. im Text, 20 x 27 cm; Deckel abgeschürft, Rücken unten eingerissen u. mit Wurmfraßspuren, innen zuweilen altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recit historique, exact et sincere, par mer et par terre, de Quatre Voyages: Faits au Bresil, au Chili, dans les Cordilleres des Andes, a Mendoza, dans le Desert, et a Buenos Aires

      Gendrin, Versailles 1856 - There should be 10 plates including the map and frontispiece but one of the plates 'L'Antigone' is missing. Binding firm, some plates toned, some foxing. Two stamps on the title page. Text in Frances. We speak Spanish, English and French. Hablamos español, ingles y frances. Nous parlons espagnol, anglais et francais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Cellar Argentina]
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        Master’s Journal of Voyages made in the Clipper Ship Florence, 1857-1858 Captain Phillip Dumaresq

      6/25/16. 4to. 183 pages of manuscript entries. The "Florence" was fresh off the ways when this journal was written, having been launched in east Boston in 1856. Her early years represent a conjunction of some of the great names in American maritime history. She was built by the famed Samuel Hall for John Murray Forbes and Robert Bennett Forbes, the legendary brothers who’d made their millions in the China trade. Her master, Philip Dumaresq, was a personal friend of the Forbeses; he’d become famous as a captain of the Romance of the Seas and other outstanding clippers, and had worked for the brothers in the opium trade. He was nearly at the end of his career, but the unexpected deaths of his wife and daughter caused him to invest with the Forbes brothers in the "Florence" in hopes of diverting himself from grief. He supervised her building and rigging, and then took command of her. This log begins with the return portion of her first voyage - from Shanghai to New York in 1856-7. It continues with voyages from New York to Hong Kong in 1857, Hong Kong to Shanghai, 1857, and Shanghai to New York, 1858. It is written in Dumaresq’s hand, and it opens with his careful notes on ballasting and loading his new ship, and on port events in Shanghai. He primarily records in detail his sail handling and navigation. Fairburn has this to say about Dumaresq and his "Florence": “Dumaresq was a courageous driver with an uncanny sense in regard to putting on and taking in canvas. Other skippers... marvelled at ‘the foolhardy way Dumaresq piled on canvas...’ but there was nothing foolhardy about Dumaresq... An examination of the logs of the Florence... shows that he drove his medium-full Florence at the speed of the sharp ended extreme clippers... Dumaresq said, ‘Why not? I have a real ship with something to her under me, and everything above deck is right and I know it will stand.’” - Fairburn p. 3864. A truly wonderful piece of Americana. Clean and legible in securely bound journal housed in chemise and handsome half morocco slipcase with gold lettering.

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        The Worcester 1856. Coming In.

      Ackermann & Co., London 1856 - London, Ackermann & Co., 1856. 37,5 x52,2 cm. (Bildgrösse); 59x76 cm. (Blattgrösse). In Goldrahmen. Kolorierte Aquatinta zeigt insgesamt 6 Reiter in der Rennbahn ans Ziel kommend, 1 Reiter stehend, sowie Zielrichter in Kabinne. Im Hintergrund viele Zuschauer auf Stehplätzen und auf den verschiedenen Tribünen stehend, oder auf Kutschen stehend, sowie verschiedene Nebengebäude, und Ackerflächen. Unter dem Bild die Namen der Reiter und der Pferde eingraviert. Mit graviertem Titel und graviertem Untertitel "To William Candler, Esq. R.N: and the Gentlemen of the Worcestershire Hunt, this pair of prints representing the Royal Birthday Stakes, on the 14th of March, is by permission, respectfully dedicated by their Obedient Servants. The Publishers". - An den Rändern minim gebräunt, dekoratives Blatt in schönem Goldrahmen.

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        Circus Renz, Heute Sonntag den 12. October große Vorstellung. - Holzschnitt, ein Straußenrennen darstellend.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1856). Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 44 x 64 cm. Vier Beduinen fliehen auf Strauße vor berittenen und säbelschwingenden Angreifern. Wohl eines der seltensten und originellsten Plakate des bekannten Unternehmens! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Observations addressed, at the last anniversary, to the president and fellows of the Royal Society . . .

      London: John Murray, 1856. Babbage, Charles (1791-1871). Observations addressed, at the last anniversary, to the president and fel- lows of the Royal Society, after the delivery of the med- als. 10, [2]pp. London: John Murray, 1856. 213 x 127 mm. Disbound.Tiny stab-holes in left margin, small chip in last leaf but very good. Ownership stamp of Dr. A. Nardecchia on title. First Edition. In 1853 the Swedish engineers Georg and Edvard Scheutz constructed their first successful working Difference Engine, a calculating and printing machine based on Babbage’s designs and research. Babbage applauded the Scheutzes’ efforts and did his best to publicize their machine, as he did in this address to the Royal Society in which he gave a brief summary of the Scheutz machine’s construction, noted that it had won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition, and chided the Royal Society for failing to honor the Scheutzes in similar fashion. "Sweden has thus secured for herself the glory of having been the first nation practically to produce a machine for Calculating Mathematical Tables by Differences, and Printing the Results. Wealthier and more powerful nations will regret that the coun- try of Berzelius should thus have anticipated them, in giving effect to an invention which requires for its perfection the tools of nations more highly advanced in mechanical science. But there is still left to them the honor of acknowledging the services of a foreigner, from which the richest and most commercial countries will derive the greatest advantage" (p. 8).Rare on the market. Van Sinderen,“The printed papers of Charles Babbage,”73. Not in Origins of Cyberspace.

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        Le Feste di Santa Rosalia nell'anno 1856

      Palermo. Stamperia Pagano e Piola. 1856Cm. 21; pp. 15, (1). 6 tavole fuori testo più volte ripiegate, due a colori raffiguranti carro triofale e prospetto della macchina dei fuochi, e le altre 4 in bianco e nero raffiguranti scene storiche: Stato Maggiore di Carlo V - Giostra data a Carlo V da Cavalieri Palermitani - Danza alla presenza dell'Imperator Carlo V - Gioco del Carusello. Legatura coeva in cartonato rivestito in carta decorata a fondo rosso con motivi floreali verdi e dorati, lacci conservati. Ottimo esemplare 735/P

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        THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE MAGAZINE FOR 1856. CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE TWO UNIVERSITIES

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1856.  First edition w/the 1st state of p.465 (see Colbeck), 21.5 x 13.5cm (thick 8vo), in contemp. ¾ black calf over marbled boards w/gilt title on red label & 5 raised bands to spine, gilt & embossed decorations & ruling to spine, a.e. & ep.s marbled, [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-776 pp. w/frequent ornamental headpieces & initials engraved on wood by Mary Byfield after designs by Charlotte & Eleanor Whittingham.  Printed by C. Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, London.  Inscribed "Wm Reeve: 1857," & w/the the tiny stamp of Cooke & Son / Warwick, both to recto of 1st blank; also w/several pencilled names on the Contents leaf identifying some of the contrib.s.  Other contrib.s of note were Vernon Lushington, R.W. Dixon & C.J. Faulkner--see also the Rossetti Archive website.  Along with the "Germ" & a few later publications, this is one of only a handful of primary documents of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  Binding Very Good (extremities & covers moderately rubbed & worn); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. foxing).  Forman 1 (see pp.25-33 for a full list of contrib.s, but see LeMire for corrections), Ashley III 160-61, Fredeman passim (see Index), Colbeck 1 (his copy lacks the orig. June nr.), LeMire A-1.01.

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        Ex-libris

      S. l.: S. e.. En feuilles, chemise titrée. Très bon. In-4. 82 ex-libris dont 1 en double et 6 signés par l'artiste, une photographie de l'artiste, sous portfolio à cordonnets. Bel ensemble de l'artiste catalan Alexandre de Riquer (1856-1920).

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        English Cavalry in the Army of the East. 1854 & 1855.

      London: G. Routledge & Co., , 1856. Divisional Orders & Correspondence whilst under the Command of Lieut.-General the Earl of Lucan, K.C.B. Small octavo. Original red wave-grain embossed cloth, title gilt to front board and spine, decorative panelling to both boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, some fraying on the joints, head and tail of the spine, hinges a little cracked and repaired, front endpapers slightly stained and with a small chip from the fore-edge of the free endpaper, 1920s gift inscription to the pastedown, light toning to the text, a very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page "Colonel Duncombe, 1st Life Guards, from the Author July 29 1882". The recipient was Walter Henry Octavius Duncombe, late Colonel Commandant of the 1st Life Guards. It was Lucan who passed Raglan's order to Cardigan and thus initiated the debacle of the Charge of the Light Brigade. "Immediately after the action, Raglan blamed Cardigan, who replied that he had received a direct order from a senior officer (Lucan). That evening, Raglan accused Lucan of losing the light brigade. Lucan protested that he was only following orders, but Raglan told him that, as a lieutenant-general, he should have exercised his discretion. Next day, to help him prepare his dispatch for the government, Raglan asked Lucan for a copy of the order, as he had not retained one, and this began a series of different versions which circulated in years to come ? Back in England, Lucan strove to clear his name. Twice demands for a court martial were refused on the grounds that his recall rested on his relations with his superior officer not professional misconduct. He took his case to the floor of the House of Lords on 19 March 1855, without noticeable success ? Further to support his overall case, in 1856 he published his divisional orders and correspondence as English Cavalry in the Army of the East. Meanwhile, the mutual antagonism between him and Cardigan continued to fester. Both wrote letters to The Times in April 1855 about the other's actions over the heavy brigade charge, and Lucan was widely thought to have sponsored George Ryan's critical pamphlet in that year, Was Lord Cardigan a hero at Balaclava?" (ODNB). The book includes Lord Lucan's correspondence with General Airey, Lord Raglan, the War Office and others after his recall, and also the two letters published in The Times. The preface explains: "These Divisional Orders and this Correspondence were intended to form an Appendix to a Narrative of the Services of the English Cavalry in the Crimea. Circumstances have made it desirable that their publication should not be further deferred". Uncommon: Copac has BL only; OCLC lists Boston and Ohio universities and the US Army Military History Institute.

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        Das Ganze der Angelfischerei und ihrer Geheimnisse, oder vollständige Anleitung die Angelfischerei mit dem glücklichsten Erfolge zu betreiben, die Fische durch Lockspeise aus der Ferne herbeizulocken, sie mit passendem Köder an der Angel oder. - .nebst Belehrungen über die Teichfischerei, Fischkalender oder Uebersicht monatlicher Betriebe, über die Laichzeit, Aufbewahrung und Versendung der Fische, Enthüllung der Fischfang-Geheimnisse und Anfertigung des sogenannten englischen Grases, wie auch Krebse auf belustigende Weise zu fangen. Nach Prüfung der englischen,. begründet und herausgegeben von einem rheinischen Dillitannten.

      Quedlinburg, Ernstsche Buchhandlung, 1856 - XV, 246, 3 Bl.; das Frontispiz zeigt den Angler beim Auffischen eines Fisches, dabei hält er Angel und Angelnetz in seinen Händen. Diese schönen Illustrationen in Federlithographie sind zusätzlich ausgeschmückt mit Darstellungen verschiedener Angelgerätschaften und der Teichwirtschaft. Einband etwas berieben, minimal fleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 260 5. sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

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        Die Insel Mainau und der Badische Bodensee. Mit Berücksichtigung der angrenzenden Gebietstheile. Im Allerhöchsten Auftrage Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Regenten Friedrich von Baden bearbeitet von Lucian Reich. Mit zehn Ansichten, auf Stein gezeichnet von J.N. Heinemann.

      Carlsruhe: Verlag der Müllerschen Buchhandlung 1856. 8°. Lithographierter Titel, VIII, 1 Bl. 289 S. Mit 10 lithographierten Tafeln. Hellblauer OPBd mit lithographischer Deckelzeichnung . Gutes Exemplar der Originalausgabe, im Originalverlagseinband sehr selten. Vollständig mit allen zehn Tafeln. Vorsatzblatt mit Bibliotheksstempel von Freiherr Hugo v. Babo ( 1857 - 1924 ) der seinen Lebensabend auf Schloss Egg am Bodensee verbrachte . Geringe Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, teils etwas braunfleckig , insbesondere die ersten drei Blätter und meist im Randbereich der Tafeln, Einband etwas angestaubt und berieben , schwacher Buntstiftkrakel im oberen Rand des Vorderdeckels , insgesamt guter Zustand. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bodensee, Illustrierte Bücher

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        The Worcester 1856. Grand Stand, Made Brook.

      Ackermann & Co., London 1856 - London, Ackermann & Co., 1856. 37,5 x52,2 cm. (Bildgrösse); 59x76 cm. (Blattgrösse). In Goldrahmen. Kolorierte Aquatinta zeigt insgesamt 10 Reiter in der Rennbahn, über Hindernis springend, im Vordergrund Zuschauer, im Hintergrund viele Zuschauer auf Stehplätzen und auf den verschiedenen Tribünen stehend, oder auf Kutschen stehend, sowie verschiedene Nebengebäude. Unter dem Bild die Namen der Reiter und der Pferde eingraviert. Mit graviertem Titel und graviertem Untertitel "To William Candler, Esq. R.N: and the Gentlemen of the Worcestershire Hunt, this pair of prints representing the Royal Birthday Stakes, on the 14th of March, is by permission, respectfully dedicated by their Obedient Servants. The Publishers". - An den Rändern minim gebräunt, dekoratives Blatt in schönem Goldrahmen.

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        Large cabinet size by Maull & Polyblank with original printed folder & text.

      London: Maull & Polyblank..., 1856. 30.5x 25.5 cm (portrait 19.5 x 15 cm). Small tear on spine of cover, otherwise very good.

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        Handbuch des Steinkohlen-Bergbaues oder Darstellung des in den bedeutendsten Steinkohlen-Bergwerke Europa\'s zur Aufsuchung, Gewinnung und Förderung der brennbaren Mineralien angewendeten Verfahrens und Atlas zu dem Handbuche des Steinkohlen- und Braunkohlen-Bergbaues, oder Darstellung des in den bedeutendsten Stein- und Braunkohlen-Bergwerken Europa\'s zur Aufsuchung, Gewinnung, Förderung und Aufbereitung der brennenden Mineralien angewendeten Verfahrens, einschließlich der verwandten Gewinnung des Kupferschiefers, des Steinsalzes und der Eisenerze der Steinkohlen-Formation. Mit 79 Foliotafeln. Nach dem Werk des belgischen Bergingenieurs A. T. Ponson mit Berücksichtigung der sonstigen Hülfsmittel bearbeitet von Dr. Carl Hartmann.

      Weimar: Verlag, Druck und Lithographie von Bernhard Friedrich Voigt., 1856 und 1862.. Textband: 1. Aufl.; Atlas: 2. sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl., 2 Bände. XVI/1102 S. , LXXIX lithographierte Foliotafeln mit zahlreichen sw. Abbildungen. 4° (Textband); Folio(Atlas), OHalbleinwand, Einbände berieben und mit Randläsuren, Kapitale bestossen, Schnitt verstaubt,Rücken des Textbandes im oberen Bereich im Übergang zum vorderen Einbanddeckel mit 3cm langem Einriß und im unteren Bereich mit Fehlstelle, Textband mit Rückständen von Einklebungen auf Innenseiten beider Einbanddeckel, Titel des Textbandes mit Randläsuren, teils mit Japanpapier stabilisiert, mit Besitzvermerk und Besitzerstempel, innen mit leichter papierbedingter Bräunung; Atlas:rechte untere Ecke des vorderen Einbanddeckels angebrochen, Besitzeintrag auf Innenseite des vorderen Einbanddeckels, Vorsätze leicht fingerfleckig und braunfleckig, Tafeln teils gering fleckig, ansonsten gut.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Steinkohlen-Bergbau, Braunkohlenbergbau, Erzlagerstätten, Schieferbergbau, Salzbergbau, Atlanten

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        CHAPMAN'S SECTIONAL MAP OF MINNESOTA

      Milwaukee: Dyer & Pasmore, 1856. Large colored folding map, 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. Neatly ex-lib., with small, unobtrusive stamp on verso of map, and old shelf label on spine. Overall a very good copy, with a single straight closed tear without loss, laid into original 16mo. green cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. A slightly later version of this important Minnesota map, drawn by Silas Chapman. The present incarnation, published by Dyer & Pasmore, differs from an earlier version published by Chapman himself, also in 1856. The present copy reflects the boom in Minnesota's population and economy brought on by the lucrative logging trade. The newest western and northern counties are named and drawn, and the logging region along the north shore of Lake Superior is shown in greater detail than in an earlier state of the map. This version not in Rumsey nor in Phillips' MAPS. Rare. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA), p.124.

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        Zwei grosse Vorstellungen. (Unterzeichner:) E. Renz, Director.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 6. Oktober 1856.Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 45 x 33 cm. Angekündigt wird u. a. "Der wirkliche Herr Admiral Tom Pouce, welcher durch seine überraschende Erscheinung, sein elegantes Benehmen, sein höchst ausdrucksvolles Spiel und seine allerliebste Pantomime, die höchste Bewundern erregen wird". - Der hier als "Admiral Tom Pouce" angekündigte kleinwüchsige Darsteller ist besser bekannt als "General Tom Thumb" (eigentl. Charles Sherwood Stratton, 1838 - 1883), der unter dem amerikan. Zirkuspionier P. T. Barnum zu großem Ruhm gelangte. Nach dem Tode seines Vaters 1855 reiste er auf eigene Faust durch die USA und Europa, hier hatte er offensichtlich ein kurzes Engagement bei dem ungekrönten Zirkuskönig Ernst Renz. - Mit einer kl. Hinterlegung. Bücher de

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        Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government, No. XXIV – New Series. Historical and other Information connected with the Province of Oman, Muskat, Bahrein and other Places in the Persian Gulf.

      Bombay: Printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, , 1856. Reports on the Island of Kenn; on Bassadore, the Harbour of Grane and the Island of Pheleechi. The Rise and Progress of and Past Policy of the British Government towards the Arab Tribes of the Persian Gulf their Resources, Localities &c. Chronological Table of Events from 1716 to 1843 connected with the Government of Muskat, and Miscellaneous Information connected with that Government from 1694 1853. Treaties, Engagements &c. with the Imaum of Muskat, &c. Notes of Visit to Zinzibar in the Year 1834. Information connected with the Possessions, Revenues, Families &c. of the Imaum of Muskat, the Ruler of Bahrein, and the Chiefs of the Maritime Arab States in the Persian Gulf. Historical Sketches of the Joasmee, Uttoobee Wahabee, Beniyas, Boo Felasa, Ejamna, and Amulgavine Tribes of Arabs from the Year 1716 to the Year 1853. Memoir Descriptive of the Navigation of the Gulf of Persia, accompanied by Brief Notices of the Manners, Customs, Religion, Commerce, and Resources of the People inhabiting its Shores. Measures adopted by the British Government for the Suppression of the Slave Trade in the Persian Gulf. Octavo. Original green cloth, paper labels to the spine, and front board. Housed in a plush-lined leather-entry marbled paper slipcase. 6 folding lithographic maps including the very large (580 × 922 mm) area map - "Map of Maritime Arabia with the Opposite Coasts of Africa and Persia reduced from an Original Map by T. Dickinson, Chief Engineer, lithographed in the Chief Engineer's Office by Huskeljee E, and Kumroondeen E., Bombay 1st March 1856" - coastline outlined in blue, loose in pocket inside the front board and consequently often lacking; together with the "Sketch of Rasool Khymah [Ras al-Khaimah]", with hand-colour; "Plan of Bassadore Roads by H.H. Hewett, Midshipman", similar "Trigonometrical Plan of the Harbour of Grane or Koweit" and "Sketch of the Island of Kenn", and a large "Reduced Copy of Chart of the Gulf of Persia", uncoloured; and a folding letterpress census table. Some very light shelf-wear, spine sunned to brown, and some differential sunning on the boards, Ex-Bath Public Library with the S. B. Miles legacy bookplate in the map pocket, their discreet blind-stamps to the other maps, light toning, one gathering slightly loose, but overall an exceptional copy, superbly preserved. First edition of this remarkable, historically important digest of information relating to the Persian Gulf, with particular attention paid to the Trucial States, now the United Arab Emirates: "This volume is a collection of reports received by the Government of Bombay and was designed to serve as a reference book for officers working in the area Â… Anyone working on the nineteenth-century history of Eastern Arabia and the Gulf comes across frequent references to it Â… It served as a basic source for Lorimer in his Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia. It contains, however, a great deal more information that Lorimer omitted, presumably for reasons of space. The history of Abu Dhabi which Lorimer dealt with in just over four pages here receives thirty-four" (Robin Bidwell in his introduction to the 1985 reprint). The period covered was key to the historical development to the region. From the early part of the 19th century, the operations of the Wahhabist Qawasim's "holy war by sea" on what the British referred to as the "Pirate Coast" had much hindered the use of the overland "Desert Mail" to communicate vital despatches to and from Britain's burgeoning Indian empire. When a British ship was "captured less than 70 miles from Bombay" in 1818, it was the final straw and a force was sent out to suppress the "pirates" for once and for all. The expedition was a great success, resulting in the capture of Ras al-Khaimah and the other key Qawasim strongholds, and in 1830 with the conclusion of the General Treaty of Peace, binding the local shaikhs to abjure "plunder and piracy". "However, the British realised that the future security of the Gulf would depend less upon a piece of paper than upon the vigour with which they enforced it. A permanent presence would have to be maintained and to act as policemen both topographical and background knowledge have always been required: the papers printed in this volume were designed to provide this for the men on the spot and for their masters in Bombay". In this context, the first paper is of particular historiographical interest being Captain Robert Taylor's compilation of all the then available reliable information on the region, as a sort of "invasion handbook" for the 1819 expedition. Containing as it does information of the greatest political and strategic importance, the volume was intended for highly limited and selective distribution, as remarked by Bidwell: "Although the print run is not known, it must have been very small or much of it must have been lost. In the seventeen years that I have been responsible for the library of the Middle East Centre at Cambridge, I have never known a copy offered for sale despite an assiduous watch on antiquarian booksellers and their catalogues". We can trace just one complete copy at auction, the Burrell copy; Copac locates eight copies (BL, London Library, Oxford, Aberdeen, Exeter, King's College, LSE, and SOAS); OCLC adds Georgetown, Princeton, and Minnesota, of which only six definitely identify the presence of the large map. This copy was part of the bequest of the widow of Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles to Bath Public Libraries. For 14 years, Miles was one of the "men of the spot", serving successively as Political Agent in Turkish Arabia, Consul-General in Baghdad, Political Agent and Consul in Zanzibar, and Political Resident in the Gulf. In his obituary in the Geographical Journal Miles was commended for his "unrivalled knowledge of the Arab Â… few political officers anywhere have brought to their work such a profound knowledge of orientalism and such indefatigable energy and patience in collecting vast stores of information by personal research or observation". An outstanding provenance for what is a superb copy of this highly elusive, foundational text for the study of the Gulf in the modern era. It is difficult to imagine a better copy.

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        Organization of the Free State Government in Kansas with The Inaugural Speech and Message of Governor Robinson; and 37 Other Speeches Pertaining to the Admission of Kansas as a State in 1856

      Washington, D. C.: Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 1856 Collection of 38 speeches pertaining mostly to the admission of Kansas to the Union in 1856. All papers are bound in a single volume appearing contemporary to the time of publication. Leather over spine and corners is worn, as is marbled paper over boards. Leather spine label with gilt stamped lettering "Pamphlets" remains good. Moderate to partially heavy foxing scattered throughout. Occasional wrinkles and small tears. One, two leaf, pamphlet bound near center of volume is mis-folded and shows wear and paper loss along lower edges, though with no loss of text. Volume remains tight and all text appears clear and legible. . First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Fair/No Jacket.

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        Douze nouveaux travestissements

      Paris: Au bureau du journal les modes parisiennes, 1856. Collection de 35 planches coloriées, contenant des images des costumes historiques Album containing 35 coloured plates, depicting several historical costumes. In-4°, recueil de 12 belles planches en couleurs représentant des femmes en robes de théâtre, gravées par Portier. Reliure en toile noire, filets dorés sur les plats. Au milieu du premier plat le titre 'Album' doré. Charnières et coins usés. Dans la même reliure: [DARJOUX], recueil de 20 planches en couleurs contenant un aperçu historique des costumes de dames de 1801 à 1830. Chaque planche avec un texte descriptif + [LACAUCHIE], 3 planches lithographiées et coloriées des costumes historiques du 16- et 17ième siècle. Paris-London, Maison Marinet - Gambart, Junin & Co. 4°, collection of 12 nice coloured plates, depicting women in theatre costumes, engraved by Portier. Binding in black cloth, gilt print frame on boards, in the middle of the upper board title 'album gilt print. Signs of use on joints and corners. In the same binding: [DARJOUX], collection of 20 coloured plates, forming a historical outline of dresses between 1801 and 1830. + [LACHAUCHIE], 3 coloured lithographical plates, heightened with gum, of costumes of the 16th and 17th century. Paris-London, Maison-Marinet - Gambart, Junin & Co

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        Circus Renz, Heute Sonntag den 12. October große Vorstellung. - Holzschnitt, ein Straußenrennen darstellend.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1856).Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 44 x 64 cm. Vier Beduinen fliehen auf Strauße vor berittenen und säbelschwingenden Angreifern. Wohl eines der seltensten und originellsten Plakate des bekannten Unternehmens! Bücher de

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        Lâ??Ancien Régime et la Révolution

      Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires - Editeurs 1856 8vo (cm. 21,5), XXI - (1)456 pp., 1 c.nn. di Errata. Legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con piccoli nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro al ds. Carte di guardia e tagli marmorizzati. Firmetta di appartenenza sullâ??occhietto. Sporadiche fioriture, più intense sulle prime carte, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Prima rara edizione. Einaudi, 5631 (con una collazione diversa, probabilmente errata).

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        Dred : a tale of the great Dismal Swamp [2 Volumes]

      Phillips, Sampson 1856 - 2 volume set. Volume 1: vi, 329, 6p. ads; volume 2: v, 370p. 19.5cm. First edition and printing. Bound in publisher's black cloth, Binding with holly-like blindstamping on covers. Pale yellow endpapers. First printing of Volume I: in line 3 on page 88, the ascender of the in 'dictatorial' almost directly below the vertical stroke of the 'r' in the line just above it. First printing of Volume II: "the Dicksons are fewer, and have" in the ninth line up from the bottom of page 370. BAL 19389. SABIN 92396. Name to second blank of each volume. Shelfwear. Slight cock to spine to Vol. I. Small stamp on fep of vol II. Clean, unmarked pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Rhin de Bâle a Düsseldorf.

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1856. - 3. Aufl. Mit 8 Karten und 10 Plänen. XIV, 260 S. Illustrierter gelber Orig.-Pappband, sog. "Biedermeier-Einband". Hinrichsen F 004c. - Decken etwas beschabt. Rücken sauber mit durchsichtiger Folie bezogen. Recht sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Rheinischen Missionsgesellschaft. Im Auftrage des Vorstandes der Gesellschaft aus den Quellen mitgetheilt.

      Barmen, Steinhaus, 1856. - Dunkler Halbledereinband der Zeit, 8°, 227 Seiten, altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, Reste eines Papierschildchens auf Rücken, Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel, sonst gutes Exemplar. Gegliedert in zwei Abschnitte: Die Missions-Gesellschaft in der Heimath. Die Stationen in der Heidenwelt. Darin behandelt werden auch: Das Klein Namaqualand (Commaggas, Steinkopf, Richtersveld, Pella). Groß Namaqualand (Bethanien und Bersaba). Jonker's Gebiet (Windhoek, Scheppmannsdorf und die Damrastationen). Oasib's Gebiet (Rehoboth, Hoachanas, Nausannabis). Seltenes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen. Geschichte, Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden, Militair- und Civil-Ehrenzeichen, Medaillen etc. Nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme. Neue bis zum Jahre 1855 fortgesetzte Ausgabe.

      Brüssel / Gent / Leipzig, Carl Muquardt, 1856 4°, handkoloriertes Frontispiz, 422 S. u. 107 handkolorierte Taf., OLwd. m. Blind- und Goldpräg., Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel tlw. berieben, u. abgegriffen, Gelenke angeplatzt, Titelbl. gebräunt, tlw. min. stockfl. (meist an den Stegen; erste Bl. stärker stockfl.), selten feine Anstreichungen in Bleistift; die Farben sehr frisch, allg. gutes Ex. 2. erweiterte Auflage des Monumentalwerks mit den vorzüglich handkolorierten Orden und Medaillen: Gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1848 wurden hinzugefügt die «in den Jahren 1848 bis 1855 neugestifteten Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen» von: Herzogthümer Anhalt. Baiern. Belgien. Brasilien. Dänemark. Frankreich. Grossbritannien. Haïti. Hannover. Fürstenthümer Hohenzollern. Kirchenstaat. Luxemburg. Mexiko. Modena. Montenegro. Niederlande. Norwegen. Österreich. Parma. Portugal. Preussen. Russland. Sachsen. Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Spanien. Toscana und Türkei. - Carl Johann Muquardt (1813-1863) Verleger in Leipzig und in Brüssel. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - Heraldik Militaria-Kriegsgeschichte

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        Anatomie comparée. Recueil des planches de myologie dessinées par Georges Cuvier ou exécutées sous ses yeux par M. Laurillard et Mercier

      Dusacq, (1849-1856), Paris - ______ Format : In-plano. Collation : (4), VI, (2) pp., (41) ff. , 336 planches. En feuilles, sous portefeuille demi-toile de l'époque. ___ "Seeking to produce one great 'Anatomie Comparée', Cuvier spent his life gathering some 13,000 items for the museum's public gallery and collecting drawings and documents; 336 plates made according to his drawings and those of Laurillard appeared between 1849 and 1856, with the title 'Anatomie comparée, Recueil de planches de myologie'." DSB III, 524 This copy is complete of the 336 lithographed plates published. It lacks 12 explanatory text leaves. Published in livraisons during 7 years, this book is of utmost rarity. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France has an incomplete copy with 211 plates only. Nissen ZBI 1005. ____ Première édition. Les dessins de cet ouvrage "étaient destinés par M. Cuvier à accompagner l'édition d'un grand traité d'Anatomie comparée, dont les cinq volumes de ses "Leçons d'anatomie comparée" n'étaient considérés par lui que comme un abrégé, et qu'il se proposait de publier après avoir terminé l' "Histoire naturelle des poissons". Un grand nombre de ces dessins ont été faits par lui même; les autres ont été exécutés par moi sous ses yeux." (Note préliminaire de Laurillard). La publication de cet ouvrage monumental a été longtemps ajournée, aucun éditeur ne voulant prendre le risque de le publier. Une subvention du Ministère de l'Instruction publique l'a permis, bien après la mort de Cuvier, mais il n'a jamais été achevé: les planches 309-310 et 324-325 n'ont jamais publiées, ni le texte accompagnant les planches 336-340. Paru en livraisons sur 7 ans, on en connaît très peu d'exemplaires complets. Cet exemplaire est COMPLET DES 336 PLANCHES parues, mais il manque 12 feuillets d'explication des planches : [pl. 129-142 (Hyène), 240 à 242 (Cabiai) et pl. 259 à la fin]. L'exemplaire de la BNF est incomplet, 211 planches seulement ; celui de la bibliothèque de Strasbourg a 167 planches. De toute rareté. Quelques rousseurs.

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