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        Caravan journeys and wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan : with historical notices of the countries lying between Russia and India

      London: John Murray, 1856. Further information: by J. P. Ferrier ; translated from the original unpublished manuscript by William Jesse ; edited by H.D. Seymour. A very nice copy indeed, professionally re bound in a tasteful green half leather and marble style boards. Gilt embelished spine. Fitted with new end papers and pastedowns. There are some neat pencil notes within a small amount of the text, which personally I believe, in this example adds to the volume as the notes are believed to be those of Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Edmund Boteler Burton, Indian Army - 17th Bengal Cavalry. 1861-1942. These are easily removed however. p.xii, 534, frontis, 2 further plates, very good folding map to rear. A nice example. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        Uber Die Selbststandigkeit Der Species Des Ursus Ferox Desm

      Der Akademie Ubergeben Den 1856 - Extracted from the Transactions of the Akademie Ubergeben, Vol. XXVI, Part I. Pp: 33-86, plus three folding plates. Two plates showing the skull of the grizzly bear, and one beautifully hand colored plate of the bear. Recently bound in green cloth boards, and black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Paper shows some signs of age, and the third (b/w) plate shows slightly creased corners. Contents are otherwise clean and intact. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        A COMPLETE EPITOME OF PRACTICAL NAVIGATION, CONTAINING ALL NECESSARY INSTRUCTION FOR KEEPING A SHIP'S RECKONING AT SEA . . . TO WHICH IS ADDED A CORRECT AND EXTENSIVE SET OF TABLES

      London: Printed for the author and sold by Charles Wilson, 1856. "Sixteenth (Stereotyped) Edition." n. Hardcover. 222 x 137 mm (8 3/4 x 5 3/8"). xii, 336; xliv, 360 pp. "Sixteenth (Stereotyped) Edition." Very plain contemporary sprinkled sheep, flat spine divided into panels by single gilt rules, dun-colored endpapers. With nine engraved plates depicting nautical charts and instruments of navigation. Front pastedown with 19th-century ink signature of Charles Watson. Tiny cracks just beginning at top and bottom of joints, minor smudge on upper cover, lower board with small trailing wormhole, minor offsetting from plates, but still AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, entirely bright, fresh, and clean inside and out. In its original simple sheepskin binding, this copy of the standard navigation guide for the 19th century is a remarkable survival. Hydrographer and navigation writer John William Norie (1772-1843) operated a "nautical academy" for men intending to pursue a career at sea, and he wrote this work after becoming frustrated with the inaccuracies in the navigation manuals that were available to his pupils. The "Tables" mentioned in the title first appeared in 1803; the "Epitome" was issued in 1805; and editions containing one or both were very often reprinted. According to DNB, "Norie's charts and books, particularly the 'Tables' and 'Epitome,' made his name well known among seamen for nearly two centuries, a success due to his teaching ability, prolific output, and commercial shrewdness." This is obviously not an uncommon work, but because it is a practical guide that was generally used until it fell apart, copies like the essentially untouched present example are rarely seen.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Petit Courrier des Dames. Modes de Paris, Litterature, Beaux-Arts, Théatres. Tome LXVII (Juillet Decembre 1855) - LXVIII (Janvier-Juin 1856)

      Paris 1855-1856 - Bände LXVII und LXVIII (Jahrgang 35, vom 7. Juli 1855 bis 28. Juni 1856) in einem Einband, mit Modeberichten, Fortsetzungsromanen u Novellen, Nekrologen, Anekdoten, Theaterprogrammen u. Liste von Theaterpremieren, mit Gravüren der Modes de Paris; Lwd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, unpaginiert, 2 zusammengefaltete unkolorierte und 57 kolorierte Lithographien (Nrn. 2839-2871, 2873-2892, 2894-2899), 21 x 28 cm; Tafeln 2872 und 2893 fehlen, ganze Nummern vom 12. 1. 1856 u. vom 17. 5. 1856 fehlen, Deckel leicht abgeschürft, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Signaturschildchen am Rücken, Spuren von Signaturen auf Vorderdeckel u. Stempel auf der Titelseite jeder Nummer, einige Seiten altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, Schnitt leicht verschmutzt, sonst innen schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION CONVENED IN THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, ON THE TWENTY-SECOND OF FEBRUARY, 1856.

      Published by the New York Republican Committee,, New-York: 1856 - 32pp. Reinforced spine, foxed and lightly worn. About Good+. 'Republican Documents' printed at head of title, along with an illustration of the Screaming Eagle and 'Washington. Jefferson.' The Party's historic Convention, preparatory to its first nominating convention in June, with the Proceedings; the Letter to the Convention of Frank Blair, who had been elected its President; a letter from Cassius Clay of Kentucky; and the Convention Address, arguing that "the Government of the United States is not administered in accordance with the Constitution, or for the preservation and prosperity of the American Union; but that its powers are systematically wielded FOR THE PROMOTION AND EXTENSION OF THE INTEREST OF SLAVERY." In contrast to the "sentiment of the Founding Fathers," who sought to contain slavery, the country's history demonstrates "the progress of slavery towards ascendancy in the federal government." The atrocities committed in Kansas by the Slave Power, and other assaults on the cause of freedom, are recounted. The Convention urges adherents to send delegates to Philadelphia in June, "to nominate candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States." This New York printing is scarce; a more common printing of the Proceedings issued from Washington in the same year. Sabin 70029. OCLC 41428551 [5] [as of November 2014].

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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        A JAPANESE FLORAL DECORATED LACQUER ALBUM WITH INSET IVORY FLOWER & 50 HAND-COLO

      Japan [n.d. ca.188O's, Tamamura]. Lacquer over wood covers,. flower and bird pattern, 1 small ivory bird missing, very. good, corners and some edges worn, contents clean, accordion. folded, 20 x 15 cm., 25 leaves 50 tipped in color photos.. A MARVELOUS LOOK AT JAPANESE & THEIR CHARMING LANDSCAPE THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-19??], was a professional Japanese photographer, who catered to foreigners. He provided albums of varied scenes of Japan, in a variety of bindings, and covers to the albums. See Bennett [below] for more details & related information as well as the citation of the listed photos. *** THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Each photo is 14 x 9 cm., delicately hand-colored in pastel colors, most strong, clear and excellent images, almost no fading. . Several numbered and with title in the negative in the lower corner, some are listed in Bennett see below.. * THE SUBJECTS IN THE ALBUM: This album is half scenic & the balance of around 60% showing images of Japanese women. Beginning with view at Lake Nikko, shrine at Kamakura, Yoshiwara Tokaido with Mt. Fuji in the background, temple at Shiba, Miyajima, Mukojima, tea pickers, Entrance to Kasuga temple Nara with deer, Shijogawara Kioto, Matsushima, Hakone Lake, Futakoyama at Enoshima, boat passengers, rice cutting, Kabuki theatre, Enoshima Torii gateway, waterfall, Daibutsu at Kamakura. . The balance of some 31 images are concerned with Japanese women & children in a wide variety of views. . Girls reading on the Tatami, playing music, riding Jinrikshaws, relaxing, entertainers & dancers, greetings, Shamisen & Koto players, No. 9 [Yokohama prostitutes] Girls, whispering, visiting ceremony, eating a snack, viewing the cherry blossoms, holding an umbrella, carrying baby, posing for the camera, shell picking, writing a letter, cooking, reading a letter, &c. . Each photo shows the Japanese girls in elaborate silk Kimono with elaborate coiffeur, using common objects and utensils of the time. A very wonderful true record of an earlier Japan. . All in all the images are fascinating. *** CONDITION: A few hinges mended, else clean, minor foxing to photo paper borders, photos unaffected. *** REFERENCE: T. Bennett: EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES. See a good biographical note on Tamamura on p.51-52. * BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. * WORSWICK, Clark. JAPAN: Photographs 1854-1905. *** A color scan can be sent by e-mail. R A R E ! Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        The First Map of Australia, from Nicolas Vallard's Atlas of 1547, in the Library of Sir Thomas Phillipps at Middle Hill

      Chester: McGachey, printer, for the Middle Hill Press of Sir Thomas Phillips, 1856. Some foxing, blank margin at one corner chipped.. Colour lithograph printed on card measuring 435 x 585 mm. The only early printing of any of the so called Dieppe maps, depicting the elusive landmass of 'Jave la Grande' that is often taken to represent parts of the Australian east coast. This map by the cartographer Nicholas Vallard was reproduced from his celebrated manuscript sea atlas of 1547 that is now one of the treasures of the Huntington Library in California. The atlas - one of altogether eleven surviving Dieppe School manuscript atlases all of which are held by major libraries in Europe and America - was owned in the nineteenth-century by Sir Thomas Phillips, the extraordinary collector of manuscripts and books. He had this facsimile printed for his Middle Hill Press, the imprint that he used for printing catalogues of his books, manuscripts and paintings, as well as all sorts of exotica including a fair quotient of anti-Catholic polemic. The printing was probably limited to about sixty copies. The map has an important place in the cartographic history of the Pacific as it is often taken to point to an early unidentified voyage of discovery, perhaps Portuguese, along the north-east coast of Australia. It was Phillipps himself who entitled it "The First Map of Australia". Together with the reproduction of Rotz's Boke of Idrography, this is one of the few available specimens of the Dieppe School of cartography, whose surviving maps all display a far more extensive sixteenth-century knowledge of the Pacific and Australia than had otherwise been supposed.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      Brooklyn: [for the author], 1856. The rare first octavo edition and second edition overall. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE AND A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY AND AS WELL, A WHITMAN FAMILY COPY. Printed for the author. With a portrait frontispiece. 8vo, the printer/publisher' original green cloth, gilt decorated on the cover as the first edition and with gilt designs and lettering developed especially for this printing. A very good copy with some light foxing as is typical. The spine has a bit of wear at the head and tail, some light evidence of wear or age overall, a well preserved, tight copy, hinges in good order, a copy with fine provenance. FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, PRINTED ONE YEAR AFTER THE FIRST, AND AGAIN, IN BROOKLYN AND FOR THE AUTHOR. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE AND A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY, most probably belonging to Whitman’s sister and then passed on to her daughter Zora Tuthill with Ms. Tuthill’s ownership inscription on the front free-fly. From a Whitman family collection. This second edition was greatly enlarged by the addition of 20 poems, as well as a laudatory letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Whitman's long reply, and several reviews of the books (including Whitman's own anonymous review, originally published in the Brooklyn "Daily Times"). The book is usually found in rough condition if found at all. An important contemporary of Whitman's and a revered figure in the New England landscape of the American Renaissance, Bronson Alcott recorded in his journal for October 4, 1856, that he had gone to Brooklyn to see Walt Whitman. "I pass a couple of hours, and find him to be an extraordinary person, full of brute power, certainly of genius and audacity, and likely to make his mark on Young America--he affirming himself to be its representative man and poet. I must meet him again, and more than once, to mete his merits and place in this Pantheon of the West. He gives me his new book of poems, the Leaves of Grass, 2nd edition, with new verses, and asks me to write him if I have any more to say about him or his master, Emerson...." Alcott also refers to Whitman's generosity in a letter to his wife on 10 October: "I crossed to Brooklyn and passed some hours with Walt Whitman the Poet, author of the Leaves of Grass, of which he gave me a copy of the new edition, just published, and containing a characteristic letter of his in answer to Emerson, printed some time since in 'the Tribune.' I am well rewarded for finding this extraordinary man, and shall see more of him before I leave N.Y." Alcott did indeed see more of him--he returned with Henry David Thoreau and had an interesting visit, during which Whitman gave Thoreau a copy of the book as well.

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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        MAP OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY CONNECTICUT

      Philadelphia: H & C.T. Smith, 1856. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in white cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some minor creasing and light tanning, but in all a very good copy. A splendid map of New Haven County, Connecticut, extending from Long Island Sound northward to the important industrial city of Waterbury, in the Connecticut River Valley. This large map is drawn on a scale of 1 1/4 inches to a mile, showing the county in great detail. The map offers a wealth of information, including population statistics, a list of businesses in Waterbury and in New Haven (six booksellers and stationers, many more lawyers), a table of agricultural statistics, and another showing distances between towns. The downtown areas of several cities are represented in inset maps, including New Haven, Waterbury, Milford, Meriden, Cheshire, Guilford, Birmingham, and many others. Twelve fine engravings depict Yale College, the college library, the New Haven railroad station and public green, and the Guilford Academy, among others. A fine antebellum map of this important New England region. RUMSEY 1583. THOMPSON 169. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.480.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe. Journal général d'horticulture. sous la direction de J. Decaisne et L. van Houtte. Grande édition. Tome premier (2e. Série), Onzième de l'ouvrage. [Bd. 11 von 23 Bdn.]. Mit 94 (davon 92 farb. lithogr. und 14 mehrfach gefalt.) Tafeln sowie einigen Textholzschnitten.

      Gent Louis [Benoit] van Houtte 1856 - 2 Bll., 216 S. Gr.-8°. HLdr. d. Zt. auf 4 Zierbünden mit goldgepräg. Rückentitel und Rückennummer ("I."), Ganzgoldschnitt und Lesebändchen. Nissen BBI 2254. - Great Flower Books, S. 157f. - Vollständiger 11. Band der Ausgabe, bzw. Band 1 der 2. Serie dieser bekannten, reich illustrierten, botanischen Zeitschrift hrsg. von Louis van Houtte (1810-1876) und Charles Lemaire (1800-1871). Sie gilt mit ihren prächtig ausgearbeiteten farbig lithographierten Tafeln als eine der schönsten Gartenbauzeitschriften ihrer Zeit und zeigt einerseits neu entdeckte exotische Pflanzen aus aller Welt und andererseits ebenso populäre europäische Kulturpflanzen. Die "Flore des serres." erschien monatlich ab 1845 und stellte ihr Erscheinen mit dem 23. Band 1880 ein. Der Belgier Louis van Houtte war von 1836-1838 Leiter des "Jardin Botanique de Brussels", nach dem er auf Expeditionen in Brasilien und Afrika exotische Pflanzen und speziell Orchideen sammelte. In Gent gründete er die "belgische Royal Horticultural Society" und es entstand in den Folgejahren die größte Gärtnerei mit Gartenbauschule auf dem europäischen Kontinent auf einer Fläche von 14 Hektar und mit über 50 Gewächshäusern. In seiner eigenen lithographischen Anstalt, inmitten der Gewächshäuser, entstanden seine prächtigen Verkaufskataloge. Hier wurden auch die Jahrgänge der "Flore des serres." in Zusammenarbeit mit den bekannten Botaniker und Zeichner Charles Lemaire und Michael Joseph François Scheidweiler (1799-1861) verlegt, die viele der schönen Farbtafeln zeichneten und in prächtiger Qualität farbig lithographierten, feinere Details wurden durch Handkolorit ausgeführt. Bekannte Botaniker trugen mit Ihren Beiträgen ihren Anteil an der Qualität der Jahrgänge, u.a. "C. L. Blume, Ad. Brongniart, Alph. de Candolle, Carrière, Duchartre, H. R. Goeppert, Henri Lecoq, J. Linden, Naudin, Planchon, J. Putzeys, P. E. de Puydt, H. G. Reichenbach, M. Scheidweiler, D. F. L. von Schlechtendal, von Siebold, L. Vilmorin und de Vriese" (a. d. Titelblatt). - Vorliegender Band enthält u.a. die Lithographien Nr. 1077-1182, wobei die 14 gefalteten Lithographien eine Doppelnummer erhielten. - Einband gering bestoßen, Rücken etwas berieben und verblichen. Hinteres Außengelenk im oberen Bereich aufgeplatzt (5 cm). Sehr wenige Tafeln mit leichtem Farbabklatsch, 1 gefalt. Tafel stärker betroffen. - Im Gesamteindruck gut erhaltene Ausgabe. - Weitere Jahrgänge dieser Ausgabe auf Anfrage. - Other volumes of this edition on request.- *** 84 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2016) *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      Brooklyn [for the author] 1856 - The rare first octavo edition and second edition overall. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE AND A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY AND AS WELL, A WHITMAN FAMILY COPY. Printed for the author. With a portrait frontispiece. 8vo, the printer/publisher' original green cloth, gilt decorated on the cover as the first edition and with gilt designs and lettering developed especially for this printing. A very good copy with some light foxing as is typical. The spine has a bit of wear at the head and tail, some light evidence of wear or age overall, a well preserved, tight copy, hinges in good order, a copy with fine provenance. FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, PRINTED ONE YEAR AFTER THE FIRST, AND AGAIN, IN BROOKLYN AND FOR THE AUTHOR. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE AND A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY, most probably belonging to Whitman’s sister and then passed on to her daughter Zora Tuthill with Ms. Tuthill’s ownership inscription on the front free-fly. From a Whitman family collection. This second edition was greatly enlarged by the addition of 20 poems, as well as a laudatory letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Whitman's long reply, and several reviews of the books (including Whitman's own anonymous review, originally published in the Brooklyn "Daily Times"). The book is usually found in rough condition if found at all. An important contemporary of Whitman's and a revered figure in the New England landscape of the American Renaissance, Bronson Alcott recorded in his journal for October 4, 1856, that he had gone to Brooklyn to see Walt Whitman. "I pass a couple of hours, and find him to be an extraordinary person, full of brute power, certainly of genius and audacity, and likely to make his mark on Young America--he affirming himself to be its representative man and poet. I must meet him again, and more than once, to mete his merits and place in this Pantheon of the West. He gives me his new book of poems, the Leaves of Grass, 2nd edition, with new verses, and asks me to write him if I have any more to say about him or his master, Emerson." Alcott also refers to Whitman's generosity in a letter to his wife on 10 October: "I crossed to Brooklyn and passed some hours with Walt Whitman the Poet, author of the Leaves of Grass, of which he gave me a copy of the new edition, just published, and containing a characteristic letter of his in answer to Emerson, printed some time since in 'the Tribune.' I am well rewarded for finding this extraordinary man, and shall see more of him before I leave N.Y." Alcott did indeed see more of him--he returned with Henry David Thoreau and had an interesting visit, during which Whitman gave Thoreau a copy of the book as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Des anévrysmes et de leur traitement

      1856 - [4]-VII-931 pages, dont Paris, Labé, 1856, in-8, [4]-VII-931 pages, dont l'index, demi-basane cerise, dos lisse et fileté, pièce de titre verte, ex-libris doré en pied du dos [Soc. de biologie], Première édition, peu courante de cette importante et volumineuse monographie sur les anévrysmes. Une vingtaine de petites figures en noir dans le texte illustrent l'ouvrage, qui s'achève sur deux tableaux "renfermant 215 observations d'anévrysmes traités par la compression indirecte" : le premier composé de "faits antérieurs à la période irlandaise", le second "beaucoup plus étendu, referme le faits recueillis de novembre 1842 à mai 1854." Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de Broca, au faux-titre, à la Société de biologie. Charnière frottées. Exemplaire exempt de rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [37. The Kilns by the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River.]. [Hochformat].

      [Tokyo, Uoya Eikichi, 1856 - 1858]. Holzschnitt. ca. 33,7 x 22,7 cm. Aus: \"One Hundred Famous Views of Edo\". - Auf Japanpapier alt aufkaschiert. Gbrsp., hds. Künstlername a. Rückseite. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Japan

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        [ALBUM OF TWENTY MOUNTED OVAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS, ON MOUNTS WITH BRINCKERHOFF'S IMPRINT]

      [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.

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        THE TREASURY OF ORNAMENTAL ART

      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's GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY GUIDE. EXHIBITING ALL STATIONS WITH DISTANCES FROM EACH OTHER CHICAGO, 1856.

      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]

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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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        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, 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.

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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]

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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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        COLONIE ICARIENNE AUX ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE. SA CONSTITUTION, SES LOIS, SA SITUATION MATERIELLE ET MORALE APRES LE PREMIER SEMESTRE 1855

      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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        WAE YANG JIN EIGHT MONTHS' JOURNAL KEPT ON BOARD ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S SLOOPS OF

      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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        Emma.

      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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