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      [New York, 1856. Folio. Bound to style in half black morocco and period dark purple cloth, upper cover with a period mounted label with the date 1856, spine gilt, period marbled endpapers. With Brinckerhoff's trade label mounted on the front pastedown. Very good. These portraits are among the earliest examples of the wet collodion process in America. Brinckerhoff "was among the first to exhibit along with his daguerreotypes, proofs of photographs on paper made from collodion negatives, which led to his being employed in giving instructions to many daguerreotypists, who were flocking to [New York City] for the purpose of acquiring a knowledge of the new art" (Welling). It is believed that Brinckerhoff used Frederick Scott Archer's formula for the collodion process, which he received from John Jabez Edwin Mayall in London in 1853. The wet collodion process was invented by Frederick Scott Archer of England in 1851 and was widely used to produce negatives but also employed in a modified form to produce positives (i.e. ambrotypes and tintypes). As a negative process, a piece of clear glass is coated with a very thin layer of iodized collodion (made from gun- cotton [nitrocellulose] dissolved in ether and alcohol, mixed with potassium iodide). The coated plate is dipped in a silver solution in the darkroom which makes it light- sensitive. After this, the plate must be immediately exposed in a camera. The exposure needs to be completed before the chemicals on the plate have time to dry out - hence the name of the process. After development and fixing, the negative can be printed on any material. Most wet plate negatives, however, were used to make prints on albumen paper. The reason for assembling this album is unclear, though it would seem to have served as a trade catalogue or salesman's sample book to encourage sitters at his studio. A similar album containing twenty-three images was sold in the sale of the famed pioneering collection of Sidney Strober (Parke Bernet, Feb, 7, 1970, lot 18). In the Strober copy the sitters in two of the images are identified, both present here: daguerreotypist and lens maker Charles C. Harrison, and famed Texan Samuel Houston. Prior to establishing his own daguerreian gallery in New York in 1852, Brinckerhoff worked as a daguerreian for Harrison. In 1852-53 he was listed at 383 Broadway, corner of White Street, and lived in Harlem. In 1854-55 he was listed at 505 Broadway and advertised "heliographs" (evidenced by the label on the front pastedown of this album). He was not listed in directories from 1856 to 1860, but appeared in 1860 as a photographer, with no business address, and lived on East 58th Street. Later in his career Brinckerhoff would be the first photographer to devise a method for producing a photographic image directly on a wood block as a guide for the engraver. In the 1860s he would be granted a patent for the improvement of photographic paper.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 1856. First edition. Recased retaining all of the original cloth with renewed endpapers. Minor loss of outer corner surface cloth. A stunning example of publisher's cloth, and fine chromolithography. First edition. Unpaged. Illustrated with full color title page and 71 chromolithographed plates, one double-page. Each plate with decoratively framed legend on the reverse or recto. Bound in original publisher's brown pebbled cloth over beveled boards, a.e.g., the spine and covers with overall au pointelle design and dense gilt designs surrounded by embossed geometric frames in black. "'According to the Introduction, the objects were first photographed, 'the unerring fac-similes thus obtained being then copied on stone, with an amount of care and attention dictated solely by the endeavour to carry the art to its extreme limits.' The resulting chromolithographs do not, however, have any displeasing mechanical look, since they were still true drawings." (McLean. Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing. L, 1963. p. 93.).

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        The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. (INSCRIBED BY MARIA WESTON CHAPMAN TO LAZARE CARNOT).

      - Boston, National Anti-Slavery Bazaar, 1856. In-8, percaline bleu de l'éditeur, dos lisse orné, jeux d'encadrements à froid sur les plats autour d'une cloche dorée, tranches dorées, couverture conservée, viii, 200 p. Edition originale (année 1856) du périodique fondé et dirigé par Maria Weston Chapman. "The 'Liberty Bell, by Friends of Freedom', was an annual abolitionist gift book, edited and published by Maria Weston Chapman, to be sold or gifted to participants in the National Anti-Slavery Bazaar organized by the ‘Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society’. Named after the symbol of the American Revolution, it was published nearly every year from 1839 to 1858 (1840, 1850, 1855, and 1857 were missed)". Envoi autographe signé de Maria Weston Chapman sur la page de garde à Lazare Hippolyte Carnot: "To Monsieur Carnot with the grateful acknowledgement of Maria Weston Chapman. Boston. U.S. Jan. 31th 1856". Personnage central de la vie politique de la période, Hippolyte Carnot partagea l’exil de son père pour régicide. Revenu en France en 1823, il adhéra Saint-Simonisme, participa activement à la révolution de juillet 1830, fut élu député de Paris (1839-1849) et se prononça pour la République en 1848 et devenant ministre de l’Instruction publique. Il refusa de prêter serment à Napoléon III après le coup d’Etat. Elu député en 1871, il devint sénateur en 1875. La lutte contre l’esclavage fut l’un des grands combats de sa vie. On trouve dans ce recueil une lettre de sa plume imprimée sous la rubrique "Historic Point of View", avec d'autres lettres de Michelet, Montalembert, Tocqueville, Girardin et H. Passy. Contient également des articles par les principaux abolitionnistes du moment: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Martineau, W.-H. Hurlbut, Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Ivan Tourgueniev, Maria Weston Chapman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Adolphe Monod, etc. Couverture légèrement passée. Bon exemplaire, dans sa reliure de l'éditeur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illinois [with inset: Vicinity of Chicago]

      New York: published by J.H. Colton & Co, 1856. Engraved map, hand-coloured by county and outlined in red (sheet size: 17 x 13 1/2 inches), folding into original brown cloth covers, elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt. Advertisement for Colton forms front pastedown. (Small tears to folds). Second issue, with '1856' date added Rumsey records an issue with only the 1855 copyright date that was published in the 1856 single-volume edition Colton's Atlas Of The World. Cf. Phillips Atlases 816; cf. Rumsey 0149.049.

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      D.B. Cooke & Co., Publishers, C. Scott, Printer; Middletin, Wallace & Co., Lith., Cincinnati, Chicago 1856 - Pocket map, 26 1/2 x 37 1/2 in., folded and tipped in to a gilt and blind stamped brown cloth folder (6 x 3 3/4 in.). Cover title: "D.B. Cooke & Co's Railway Map Great Western," with an illustration of a train stamped in gilt.The states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, are hand colored, outlined in pastels. Parts of the adjacent states and Great Lakes are also shown. Green paper front pastedown carries an ad for the guide, and for another D.B. Cooke & Co. map publication. This Great Western Railway Guide "[e]xhibits at a glance the entire Railway System of the West, showing every Railroad and Station, with correct distances. It should be in the hands of every Merchant, Shipper and Traveler, and all interested in Railroads." Some short separations at folds, else a crisp copy. Rumsey Map Collection: "1st edition was 1855 (Modelski). Elegant and clear railroad map showing Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and parts of the adjacent states. The railroads, both completed and projected, are growing rapidly and reshaping the landscape - the map emphasizes this." OCLC lists 7 copies: UC-Santa Barbara, Lib. of Congress, Univ. of Chicago, Clarke Hist. Lib., Yale, Princeton, and the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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!

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        Ange Pitou

      Chez DufourMulat|& Boulanger 1856 - - Chez DufourMulat & Boulanger, Paris 1856, Fort in-8 (18x27), relié. - Première édition illustrée, rare, de 27 gravures hors-texte, dont le frontispice par Philippoteaux, Pisan, Reliure en demi chagrin noir d'époque grainé signée Ch. Girard (Angers) à plats de percaline verte grainée. Dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre doré. Petites taches pales et blanchâtres sur le plat inférieur, une plus sombre sur le plat supérieur. Feuillets 351et 355 restauré (coin déchiré). Ensemble frais mais avec de petites brunissures pâles éparses et inégalement réparties. Bien que le papier paraisse propre, il a désormais une couleur proche du papier velin et a perdu sa blancheur. Titre que l'on rencontre rarement, la série des trois mousquetaires ou du Comte de Monte-Cristo étant plus courante. Le roman porte en sous-titre Mémoire d'un médecin, l'ensemble formant un cycle de 5 romans se faisant plus ou moins suite, ainsi que procède toujours Alexandre Dumas : La comtesse de Charny, Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge, Le collier de la reine, Joseph Basalmo. Ces romans se situent tous à l'époque de la Révolution française. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée de 27 gravures hors-texte, dont le frontispice par Philippoteaux, Pisan, binding en demi chagrin noir grainé signée Ch. Girard (Angers) à plats de percaline verte grainée. spine à nerfs orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre doré. Petites taches pales et blanchâtres sur le plat inférieur, une plus sombre sur le plat supérieur. Feuillets 351et 355 restauré (coin déchiré). Ensemble frais mais avec de petites brunissures pâles éparses et inégalement réparties. Bien que le papier paraisse propre, il accuse une certaine grisaille uniforme. Titre que l'on rencontre rarement, la série des trois mousquetaires ou du Comte de Monte-Cristo étant plus courante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Where there's a will there's a way: an ascent of Mont Blanc by a new route and without guides

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xvi, 95, + 24 p. catalog, Lithograph frontispiece; color folding map. 20 cm. Bound in publisher's blue cloth. Hardcover. Mylar dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Gilt spine mostly faded. Front hinge cracked. Tear to folding map, with first folds mostly torn, almost detaching the first third of the map. Early signature on fep. Clean, unmarked pages. "Hudson was the leading amateur mountaineer of his day. He made the first ascent of the highest point of Monte Rosa and the first guideless ascent of Mont Blanc." Neate H126.

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        Cours de culture. Manuscrit 1855 - 1856

      1856. Beau manuscrit essentiellement consacré à la taille des arbres fruitiers avec d'innombrables trucs et procédés de 769 pages à la date de 1856. Fort In - 8 demi basane brune de l'époque, dos lisse à filets dorés. Titre doré en dos, date et nom du scripteur (LIZOT) en dos. 769 pages d'une belle écriture fine et parfaitement lisible. 69 dessins à la plume, d'une grande finesse et précision, souvent à pleine page dont un aquarellé (jardin potager) et de nombreux tableaux. On trouvera des chapitres concernant : L'HORTICULTURE, LE JARDIN POTAGER, UN CALENDRIER AGRICOLE ET HORTICOLE, LA TAILLE DES ARBRES FRUITIERS, LES GREFFES, LA VIGNE, L'ARBORICULTURE, LES PLANTES MEDICINALES, LA FLORICULTURE, LA BOTANIQUE, LES OUTILS AGRICOLES (dont de nombreux dessins), LES IRRIGATIONS et encore LA ZOOLOGIE et les SCIENCES NATURELLES avec un trés beau dessin à pleine page d'un squelette. - Un chapitre s'intitule "PRINCIPALES PRODUCTIONS DU DEPARTEMENT DE L'EURE". Les mors sont fragiles,manque en coiffe et en dos. Pour le reste très bel état.

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        Plakat zu einer Vorstellung mit der Hauptattraktion: "Die beiden arabischen Hengste Emir und Negus, beide zu gleicher Zeit von E. Renz vorgeführt, werden zum Schluß einen Walzer tanzen".

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 17. Oktober 1856.. Mit großem Holzschnitt, Ernst Renz bei seiner Dressur zeigend. Blattgr.: 66 x 47 cm. Unter den verschiedenen Programmpunkten ist der Auftritt der Käthchen Godefroy-Renz (geb. 1840) besonders bemerkenswert; die Nichte des damaligen "Zirkusgiganten" Ernst Renz brannte 1860 mit dem Clown, Voltigeur und Zirkusdirektor Louis Godefroy durch und heiratete ihn wider Willen des mächtigen Onkels.

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      Washington, 1856. Original cloth, stamped in gilt and blind; first and third volumes rebacked, original backstrips laid down; second volume recased. Old library stamp on each titlepage. Scattered light dampstaining and some foxing affecting margins of some plates in first volume. Some dampstaining in upper margins of preliminary leaves of first and second volumes. This copy contains the suppressed nude bathhouse plate opposite page 408 (first volume), which is not included in the list of illustrations and which is lacking from most copies. Overall just about very good. In 1852, Perry was appointed head of a naval expedition charged with inducing the Japanese government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States. In 1853 the Japanese were finally forced to accept a treaty demanding better treatment of shipwrecked seamen and which allowed American ships to dock at two Japanese ports to purchase fuel and supplies. "The most important result, however, was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan" - Hill. The lovely plates depict the country, Japanese natives, and their customs. "In this valuable scientific work the first successful attempt at producing a coloured lithograph, in imitation of drawing, is introduced" - Sabin.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Svenska Foglarna med text af Professor Carl J. Sundevall. Forsättning af J. G. H. Kinberg. Tecknade och lithographierade af Peter Åkerlund. Vol. I-IV + plansjer.

      Stockholm 1856-86. Tverr-folio. (4) + 352 + (2) + s. 353-755 + (2) + 757-1188 + (2) + 1189-1570 s. 4 tittelblad (hvorav 1 i faksimile). 2 Dedikasjonsblad + Litografert tittelbl. + LXXXIV litograferte plansjer i farger. 2 rettelsesblad. Fint bundet i priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fire opph. bind. Røde skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. (Bonniers Bokbinderi). Plansje I-XXXIII litt brunplettet. 5 plansjer litt beskåret i nedre marg (berører tekst)

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        Clark's Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut

      Philadelphia: Richard Clark, 1856. Lithographic wall map, with full period hand-colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, edged with silk, on contemporary rollers. Very nice condition. An extremely elaborate and detailed wall map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the only 19th-century map of the county listed in Phillips America. Fairfield is the site of some of New York City's most prestigious suburbs. Each township is separately coloured, with the properties of numerous individual landowners located. The map is flanked by sixteen inset views of important Fairfield sites, including numerous private residences, and the Court House in Bridgeport. The views are separated by ornamental Victorian scrollwork. There are twenty-four inset plans of Fairfield towns and villages, including Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Westport, Danbury, Bridgeport, Southport, Sharon, Bethel, Fairfield, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Newtown, New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Cos Cob. The map was drawn from a survey by J. Chace, W. J. Barker, and N. Hector, and lithographed by Wagner & McGuigan in Philadelphia. Not in Rumsey; Thompson, Maps of Connecticut , 176; Phillips, America , p. 276.

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        Memorie e documenti sull'apertura e canalizzazione dell'istmo di Suez : narrazione informativa e documenti officiali.

      Stamperia dell'Unione Tipografico-Editrice, Torino 1856 - Primera editione. In brossura, xxxii, 508 p., Contiene 4 tavole (due a colori) ; col rapporto sommario fatto al vicere¿ d'Egitto dalla Commissione internazionale e lettere sull'Egitto del sig. B. S. Hilaire membro dell'Istituto. +++ Cut-flush binding, front cover missing, binding broken, needs rebinding. Complete with all 4 fold-out tables: one b/w Corografia dell'Istmo; one coloured Veduta Panoramica dell'Istmo; one b/w Corografia del Canale Indiretto Alessandria-Cairo; and one coloured Carta Idrografica . di Navigazione Mondiale. Very rare. Worldwide no first edition held by public libraries, a 2nd ed. from 1865 held in Lugano/Switzerland). +++ From non-smoking household. +++ Sehr selten. +++ For more photos and informations please press the ¿Ask bookseller a question¿ button. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis, Internet-Antiquariat]
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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston & New York: [vol.I] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co, 1856. 2 volumes, octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual, some generally unobtrusive spotting). Contemporary near uniform maroon (vol. 1 spine) and black morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet and dot roll gilt borders, spines in six compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration, the same tools employed for the cornerpieces of each panel, but with different center tools to each volume, gilt edges, yellow endpapers The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20.

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        Plakat zu einer Vorstellung mit der Hauptattraktion: "Die beiden arabischen Hengste Emir und Negus, beide zu gleicher Zeit von E. Renz vorgeführt, werden zum Schluß einen Walzer tanzen".

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 17. Oktober 1856. - Mit großem Holzschnitt, Ernst Renz bei seiner Dressur zeigend. Blattgr.: 66 x 47 cm. Unter den verschiedenen Programmpunkten ist der Auftritt der Käthchen Godefroy-Renz (geb. 1840) besonders bemerkenswert; die Nichte des damaligen "Zirkusgiganten" Ernst Renz brannte 1860 mit dem Clown, Voltigeur und Zirkusdirektor Louis Godefroy durch und heiratete ihn wider Willen des mächtigen Onkels.

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        The Economic Cottage Builder: or, Cottages for Men of Small Means. Adapted to every locality, with instructions for choosing the most economical materials afforded by the neighborhood. To which are added many valuable hints and most useful observations.

      Buffalo: Wanzer, McKim and Co., 1856., 1856. 8vo. Publisher's original embossed brown cloth with gilt titles and devices to spine and upper. Illustrated with tinted designs on stone. Head of spine and corners frayed; light marking to edges; some light foxing. A very good copy.

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      Paris, 1856. Dbd., original rear wrapper present but detached. Quite clean internally, and in very good condition. In a half morocco box. A scarce French printing of the principles, history, laws, constitution, and status of the Icarian communities in the United States. Founded by Étienne Cabet, the Icarian Community was among the most interesting Utopian experiments in the United States during the 19th century. After an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Texas, the Icarians established themselves in Nauvoo, Illinois, an abandoned Mormon town. After Cabet's death in 1856, the group splintered, with some of the remaining Illinois group moving to Corning, Iowa. This volume, published in the year of Cabet's death, offers his description of the community and the principles of its founding and operation, as well as the laws and constitution that governed them. Not in Graff. Scarce.

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      London 1856, Longman. Blue pebbled cloth, gold-stamped,126p.. 15 b.w. engravings, blind-samped covers, with decoration of. a Chinese on the front cover,very clean, solid complete copy. 12.5 x 20 cm., slight bump to corners. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. 1856 ACCOUNT OF SHANGHAI, POOTOO ISLAND, JAPAN & LOO CHOO The unofficial record of visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island, Okinawa and Japan on a British sloop by Master Royal Navy Alfred L. Holloran, beginning 1849. * This is an early primary resource on Shanghai and Pootoo Island, Okinawa, and Japan before the official opening of Japan to the world. * With personal comments by the ship's Master. The book was written in diary form, with superb examples of what and who he saw, who he met, with valuable commentaries on the Chinese and Japanese, their strange customs and their curiosity about foreigners. *** The sloop spent many weeks and several visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island and at Ningpo anchorage. The Master tells of his walking visit to various stores, restaurants and hunting activities in the Sowchow Creek area, Woosung and the Yang-tse-Kiang River.. His fascinating invitation by Chinese to join in eating lunch, and his reaction to Chinese food. *** ABOUT SHANGHAE: On page 49-50, the author states of Shanghai: . "There can be no doubt that in a few years Shanghae will become the greatest emporium of foreign trade in China, for it is the principal seaport of the province of Kiangsu. But although its prospects are promising, the city itself is but small, its walls being only about three miles in circuit, whilst those of Ningpo are above five. The streets of Shanghae are dirty and confined, and in the hot months, August and September when the thermometer is usually above 90 degrees, it becomes exceedingly unhealthy..." *** NINGPO: In May 1849, they anchored off Chihi on the way to Ningpo. With burial of a dead shipmate ashore, Joss house, a Chinese theatre, with full-page illustration and a very nice description. He also discusses his meeting with an American Medical Missionry at Ningpo, Dr. M'Carthy. He enjoyed the "guided tour of Ningpo" with the doctor who was fluent in Chinese, as the kind doctor pointed out and explained things to him. Including a translated visit to the Chinese bow & arrow maker's street, [p.58], with a nice illustration and description of the Chinese bow and the weight needed to pull it. Later the Master and his shipmates visite other tradesmen and watched the Chinese at work on needle-makers, ivory cutters, turners, shoe-makers, mat-makers, paper-stainers, cotton dressers, blacksmiths,braziers and "a hundred other artizans , all at work." Lastly they all ascended the famous Ningpo Pagoda. And the nearby Joss hous where a religious ceremony for ancestors was underway. A visit to Joss statue carver's shop. Tobacco water-pipe shop and lots of tea shops. *** PREPARATION FOR THE HISTORIC VOYAGE TO JAPAN: While the ship anchored in Shanghai a young Japanese named Otokichi [see p.74] was engaged as the ship's translator, and brought back to Japan. Through Otokichi's ability to speak English the English sloop gained entry to several Japanese ports, including Shimoda. . There is an excellent full-page engraving of their British Sloop being towed out of Shimoda harbor by a large number of Japanese row boats [p.93]. . A lovely record of visits to other Japanese ports, and substantial discussion of Japanese Samurai,their two swords, clothing and customs. Their objections to the foreigners debarking their ships without Samurai to observe. Visit to Ouraga [Uraga], and the surrounding of their sloop all night by Japanese vessels with large lanterns mounted to assuer no foreigners escaped into Japan ! * While the sloop was visited other ports and also Shimoda, Captain Halloran's crew mapped the ports & harbors. At the order of the Samurai, the ship was towed out of Shimoda harbor by some 56 small oar powered Japanese boats. They then returned to Shanghaie [sic] and Woosung Via Nagasaki. . "On several occasions Captain permitted the Japanese to board the ship. At each port visit, the Japanese Samurai officials implored the captain to depart upon threat of getting their head cut off by their lord, upon being offered a cherry brandy they gave a bit of slack it was Feb. 1849..." *** CONDITION: This item is bound in its original blue blind-stamped cloth with gold stamping. Excellent copy, former owner's name inside first fly, else clean, no foxing, solidly bound. *** REFERENCES: FUKUDA, Naomi. ed.:BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCE WORKS FOR JAPANESE STUDIES., p.139 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Caucasus and Its People

      David Nutt, London 1856 - with a brief history of their wars and a sketch of the achievements of the renowned chief, Schamyl. The book also describes the third ascent (the first by Englishmen) of Mount Ararat. 203 pp. Author spent much of his free time in the region. An interesting little volume. VG in original blindstamped cloth. Some wear at corners and spine tips. INSCRIBED with the author's compliments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ange Pitou

      Première édition illustrée de 27 gravures hors-texte, dont le frontispice par Philippoteaux, Pisan, binding en demi chagrin noir grainé signée Ch. Girard (Angers) à plats de percaline verte grainée. spine à nerfs orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre doré. Petites taches pales et blanchâtres sur le plat inférieur, une plus sombre sur le plat supérieur. Feuillets 351et 355 restauré (coin déchiré). Ensemble frais mais avec de petites brunissures pâles éparses et inégalement réparties. Bien que le papier paraisse propre, il accuse une certaine grisaille uniforme. Titre que l'on rencontre rarement, la série des trois mousquetaires ou du Comte de Monte-Cristo étant plus courante. Chez DufourMulat & Boulanger Paris 1856 Fort in-8 (18x27) relié

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      London: Richard Bentley,, 1856. A Novel. Small octavo (160 x 98 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles to spine gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments with flower central tools, red cloth sides with dog-tooth rolls, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and vignette to title page. Front board with remains of removed label, tiny insect damage to rear board, slight dampstaining to bottom halves of frontispiece and vignette title, else contents clean and bright. A very good copy. A very attractive early Bentley edition of Austen's classic, with a delightful frontispiece and illustrated title showing scenes from the novel. The first Bentley edition of Emma was published in 1833, shortly after Bentley's purchase of the copyright of all Austen's novels from her first publisher, Thomas Egerton.

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        Archive - Signed Manuscript Field Notes on Decrypting Cuneiform Script in Babylon - Personal Letters with Photographs

      London 1856 - London, 1856. Manuscript draft notes penned by Sir Henry Rawlinson and signed in the original, describing the archaeological fieldwork for which he is most venerated, decrypting cuneiform script in Babylon. Folio. 2 pages, single leaf measuring approximately 20 x 32 cm, with text recto and verso. Together with 3 albumen portrait photographs of Rawlinson, circa 1860-1865, each measuring approximately 4 x 5 cm, mounted together on a single clipping. Together with five manuscript letters, each signed by Rawlinson and addressed to Mrs. Mary Ford (née Molesworth) widow of travel writer Richard Ford, one of which is dated in the year 1874, four not indicating the year. The lot in very good condition. Provenance: From the personal estate of Mrs. Mary Ford (1816-1910) of Penncarrow, Cornwall. Comprising rare original photographs of distinguished Assyriologist Sir Henry Rawlinson, five autograph letters signed by him, and a significant manuscript document on Assyrian archaeology, also written and signed by Rawlinson, this is a most pleasing primary source mini archive. Rawlinson's draft manuscript is docketed in his hand as follows, "Written in 1856 and given to Mrs. Ford July 19, 1861." In it he describes the inscriptions of two ancient temples, those of Babylon and Borsippa. He includes examples of cuneiform script, identifying their linguistic origins and meanings, connecting both great edifices to the Babylonian God Nebo [Nabu], and to the reign of Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser II. Excerpts from the manuscript: "There is very great difficulty in discriminating and identifying the various temples of Babylon and Borsippa owing to the desultry and confused manner in which they are described in the inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar. " ". After a most patient examination and comparison however, of all the inscriptions, I have come to the conclusion that in the time of Nebuchadnezzar there were only two great buildings, one at Babylon and one at Borsippa, the former being represented by the ruins which are now called Babel. the latter being the stele now famous." ". the famous temple of [cuneiform text]. I infer that it must have been in Babylon because the name is of Chaldean origin and . the inscriptions of Sargon." "The names by which these two famous temples are generally known from the middle of the 8'-Century B.C. are Bit-Shaggath and Bit-Tzida. temples bearing the [.] of Bit-Tzida were especially consecrated to Nebo. [Nebo was the Babylonian God of wisdom and writing.]" "The earliest mention I have found of Bit-Shaggath and Bit-Tzida is a fragment which appears to be of the time of Tiglath-Pileser II [King of Assyria from 967 BCE to 935 BCE]." End excerpts. "The Discoverer of the key to the Ancient Persian, Babylonian, and Assyrian Inscriptions in the Cuneiform character", aptly named so by the Royal Society of London, in 1854 Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson began his work at Borsippa. He personally uncovered the foundation prisms from Nebuchadnezzar II's restoration on the Nabu temple. An inscription of Nebuchadrezzar II, the "Borsippa inscription," tells how he restored the temple of Nabu, "the temple of the seven spheres" with "bricks of noble lapis lazuli." [Between 1879 and 1881 the site was further excavated by Hormuzd Rassam on behalf of the British Museum. He concentrated primarily on Ezida, the temple of Nabu. In 1902, Robert Koldewey worked at Borsippa during his main effort at Babylon also mainly on the Nabu temple. Some tablets have been recovered, but archaeologists hope to uncover a temple archive of cuneiform tablets, of which there were some copies in ancient Assyrian libraries.] The five letters to Mrs. Ford are private in nature, although Rawlinson mentions the following individuals: • Reverend Edward Hincks (1792-1866), an Anglo-Irish clergyman best remembered as an Assyriologist and one of the decipherers of Mesopotamian cuneiform • British military historian and army officer Sir John William Kaye KCSI (1814-1876) •

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        Gazette de Champfleury. Paraissant le Ier de chaque mois.

      Blanchard, Paris 1856 - 2 livraisons in-6 brochées, couvertures imprimées. Collection complète rare. 2 livraisons du 1er novembre et du 1 décembre 1856, entièrement rédigées par Champfleury. « Le Réalisme faisait grand bruit dans le monde à cette époque. Il devait songer à se donner un organe. M. Duranty lança le premier numéro et seul paru de la revue Réalisme. Dans ces entrefaites, Champfleury s'était décidé à fonder son propre journal et conséquent avec lui-même, lui avait donné son propre nom ». Articles sur la Jeunesse d'Honoré de Balzac (Balzac poëte, Balzac Imprimeur) et les Excentricités de Gérard Nerval, mort un an plus tôt : « J'ai connu Gérard il y a une dizaine d'années? ». Bel exemplaire, première livraison non coupée. Vicaire II, 185 ; Hatin, 530. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album malerischer Donau-Ansichten.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd o. J. [1856]. Quer-folio. 27 kolorierte Stahlstiche in bedruckter OHLn.-Mappe. Diese etwas bestoßen u. berieben. Die Blätter in frischen, kräftigen Abzügen, vollkommen fleckenfrei, lediglich Schnitt minimal staubrandig.- Enthält Darstellungen von Ulm, Regensburg (2), Walhalla, Straubing, Passau, Engelhardszell, Aschach, Linz, Mauthausen, Grein, Wirbel, Strudel, Persenbeug, Melk, Krems, Dürnstein, Greifenstein, Klosterneuburg, Leopoldsberg, Wien (2), Theben, Pressburg, Gran, Wissegrad. - Gestochen nach Rudolf v. Alt (25), J. Mayer, F. Eibner v. J. Riegel, W. Lang, L. Oeder, P. Ahrens, J. Falkner, J. Richter, W.v. Abbema, A. Fesca, Witthoeft, Willmann, F. Hablitschek. - Nebehay-W. NW I/10. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Österreich, Ansichtenwerke, Stahlstich-Alben, Rudolf v. Alt

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        Ferns British and Exotic

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1856. Dated 1856-60, 8 vols complete all 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cm. Pp. vol 1 (2), x, 160, (1) errata, 50 colour plates, vol 2 (4), errata slip, 162, 66 colour plates, vol 3 (4), errata slip, 142, 50 colour plates, vol 4 (4), errata slip, 174, 64 colour plates, vol 5 (4), errata slip, 168, 56 colour plates, vol 6 (4), errata slip, 136, (2), 50 colour plates, vol 7 (4), errata slip, 183, 66 colour plates, vol 8 (4), 260, (2), 77 colour plates. Attractive, probably contemporary binding, of 1/2 calf with contrasting labels and gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Colour plates all tissue-guarded with some offsetting onto guards. Two owner's bookplates on front pastedowns. Some fading of spines but still an elegant set. [Freeman 2326, McLean 23].. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Polystichum angulare [Holly Fern]; P.angulare hastulatum [Holly Fern]; P.angulare irregulare [Holly Fern]; P.angulare biserratum [Holly Fern]; P.angulare imbricatum [Holly Fern]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition. 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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