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        Lastrea cristata [Crested Wood 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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        Gesamtans., "Sonderburg von der Düppler Mühle gesehen".

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. W. Heuer b. Fuchs in Hamburg, Verlag C.F. la Motte in Sonderburg, n. 1856, 32,4 x 60,5 Salamon, Anmut des Norden. Wilh. Heuer und sein graphisches Werk, Nr. SHA 19 und mit farb. Abb. auf Seite 161. - Sehr dek. Ansicht, die laut Salamon nach 1856 entstanden sein muß, da die abgebildete Pontonbrücke am 27. 5. 1856 eröffnet wurde.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It is bound in blue with gilt to spine without covers or the adverts or any slips, the rear advert (WJ KEED) is missing which has text on one side so missing the final page of text, in very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Asplenium Adiantum - nigrum [Black Spleenwort Fern]; A Adiantum - nigrum obtusum [Black Spleenwort 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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        JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. By the author of "The Head Of The Family", "Olive" &c. &c.

      London: Hurst and Blackett 1856 - First edition. Three volumes. 8vo. Publisher's original light brown blind-stamped cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. Vol I 321pp, 3pp ads; Vol II 331pp, 1pp ads; Vol III 311pp, 1 blank, 2pp ads. An excellent near fine set, the bindings showing light wear to the extremities and remaining very clean and bright. The contents are clean throughout. Title pages with the ownership inscription of John Fothergill dated Oct 1856 in volume I and January 1857 in volumes II and III. A beautiful example of this Victorian bestseller, entirely without repair or restoration, scarce thus. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of Eastern Kansas

      Lawrence, Kansas [Boston: J. P. Jewett and Co.], 1856. Lithographed [by L. H. Bradford & Co.] folding pocket map, Indian lands hand-coloured, three vignette views of buildings in Kansas. Folds into original green cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, printed letter by Whitman and Searl on the inside front pastedown. A Bleeding Kansas cartographic rarity: a map intended to promote Free Soil, anti-slavery activists to the region. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the settlers in those states would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro-slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka (identified on the map as the "temporary state capital") and Lawrence (depicted here on the map as a red dot with a small American flag). On this map, both of those free soil strongholds are shown with encampments of "Shannon's Posse" nearby, dated December 1855 -- pro-slavery forces intended to intimidate the Topeka Constitutional Convention. The Kansas troubles are further depicted with the three vignette views, two showing the before and after images of the Eldrige House. Also known as the Free State Hotel, the house served as temporary quarters to incoming New Englanders. Border ruffians destroyed the building on May 21, 1856. It was in retaliation to this attack and others in Lawrence on that day that John Brown attacked pro-slavery settlers in what would become known as the Pottawatomie Massacre, igniting further violence in the region, and making Bleeding Kansas a major portent to the Civil War. Interestingly, on the advertisement by Whitman and Searle on the inside front wrapper, no mention is made of the troubles, even though Whitman was a known abolitionist and Jewett, the publisher, was the publisher of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The two land agents offer their services to immigrants, offering to find plots, supply information to interested parties, and complete surveys. The primary colored features on the map are Native American tribal lands, shown as separate and with defined boundaries meant to entice settlers to a region without Indian troubles. Forts shown on the map include Fort Riley (both on the larger map and as an unbordered inset at lower left), Fort Leavenworth, and Fort Scott (abandoned). Also shown are Fort Laramie Road, California Road, Oregon Road, and Santa Fe Road. This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 346; Streeter sale 3903; Graff 4640; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 4; Baughman, Kansas in Maps , pp. 52-53; Eberstadt 137:24; Jones, Adventures in Americana 1354; Rumsey 3069; Siebert sale 717.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE TEXAN SANTA FE EXPEDITION. COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION OF A TOUR THROUGH TEXAS, AND ACROSS THE GREAT SOUTHWESTERN PRAIRIES, THE CAMANCHE AND CAYUGA HUNTING GROUNDS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS FROM WANT OF FOOD, LOSSES FROM HOSTILE INDIANS, AND FINAL CAPTURE OF THE TEXANS, AND THEIR MARCH, AS PRISONERS TO THE CITY OF MEXICO

      New York, 1856. Original cloth. Spine ends carefully repaired on first volume. Head and toe of spine frayed on second volume. Corners refurbished. Contemporary ownership label and pencil signatures on front endpapers. Bookplate removed from second volume. Moderate to heavy foxing in both volumes, affecting plates and folding map. Old bookseller's blindstamp on titlepage of each volume. Overall good. This is the seventh and best edition of the most important work on a decisive event in Texas and southwestern history. The Texan Santa Fe expedition was conceived by Mirabeau B. Lamar in an attempt to open a trade route which would lure away some of the traffic hitherto utilizing the Santa Fe trade, and also to extend his greetings to residents of New Mexico, whom he wished to participate in Texas government as residents of territory claimed by Texas in an act of 1836. Due to poor navigation, faulty planning, and harassment by Indians, the expedition lost most of its momentum. Upon their arrival in New Mexico, the entire force was taken captive under orders of Gov. Manuel Armijo. The prisoners were forcibly marched to Mexico City, and the affair brought relations between Texas, the United States, and Mexico to a boiling point. Those who survived the march and imprisonment were released in April 1842, six and a half months after their capture. Kendall, editor of the New Orleans PICAYUNE, accompanied the expedition as an observer. With him was Thomas Falconer, who was acting in secret as an agent for the British government. Because of Falconer's British citizenship, he was among the first prisoners released. This extremely important seventh edition incorporates for the first time an appendix containing excerpts from Falconer's diary, as well as two additional chapters of text. For this reason, this edition is eminently more desirable than the first edition, and it is much more difficult to acquire. The map, although not a notably accurate one, shows various routes across West Texas.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Phanerogamen Herbarium.

      Verlag von Aug. Helmich 1856 - 1858 WAGNER, Hermann. Bielefeld, Verlag von Aug. Helmich, 1856 - 1858. Phanerogamen Herbarium. 6 cartelle in - 4° contenenti 11 fascicoli ciascuno con frontespizio a stampa e indice delle piante essicate classificate secondo le diverse famiglie e specie, etichettate a stampa. L' autore fu un illustre botanico tedesco. Contenuto: Lieferung I. N° 1 - 25. Ranuncolaceen - Crucifera. Lieferung II. N° 26 - 50. Cruciferen - Lineen. Lieferung III. N° 51 - 75. Lineen - Papilionaceen. Lieferung IV. N° 76 - 100. Papilionaceen - Gzossulariven. Lieferung V. N° 101 - 125. Saxifrageen - Stellatem. Lieferung VI. N° 126 - 150. Rubiaceen - Oleineen. Lieferung VII. N° 151 - 175. Asclepiadeen - Primulaceen. Lieferung VIII. N° 176 - 200 Oleraceae - Liliaceae. Gras Herbarium. Lieferung I: 20 Halbgräser. (Juncaceen und Cyperaceen). Lieferung II. 30 Gräser. (Gramisieen). Lieferung III: 24 Gräser. (4 Halbgräser, 20 Graminieen. L' opera comprende 274 esemplari di piante vere essicate, accuratamente applicate e descritte scientificamente con etichette a stampa. Conservazione ottima nonostante il tempo trascorso. Uff.

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        Castello di Fuentes". Blick auf die bei Colico gelegene Felsenfestung.

      - Bleistift auf Bütten, links unten signiert, betitelt und datiert „Julius Lange Collico (sic!) Castello di Fuentes 23.Sept.1856.". 26,2:39 cm. Die 1603 von den Spaniern erbaute und 1796 von den Franzosen zerstörte Felsenfestung Fuentes liegt nordöstlich von Colico, einer Gemeinde der italienischen Provinz Como, am Nordende des Comer Sees gelegen.

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        Niagara Falls in the Winter of 1855-56, from the N. York Side

      Niagara Falls: published by E. Whitefield [printed in New York by Endicott & Co.], 1856. Tinted lithograph, drawn by E. Whitefield and lithographed by Endicott & Co., NY. A majestic winter view of Niagara Falls from the New York side. Whitefield (1816-1892) born in Dorset, England, arrived in North America in about 1837. The present image resulted from an extended journey in the 1850s. Spendlove writes of Whitefield's city views that he "probably carried this type of view to a higher level of accuracy than any other artist on record, and certainly no one approached him in the large number of views drawn." He "was a remarkably prolific and industrious artist, and his ambition was to produce a creditable print of the more important, or historically interesting, cities and towns of the United States and Canada. Exact figures are lacking, but he probably did well over forty of these, and in doing so, became one of the most skillful draughtsmen of the time. His work is distinguished by extreme accuracy, but also the ability to work in sweeping lines" (Spendlove). The rarity of this image is confirmed by Stokes, who mentions it in passing in his entry on Whitefield in American Historical Prints (E-126), with no known information about it other than that a copy was owned by Mrs. John Law, the granddaughter of the artist. Cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 69-72.

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        THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER [wrapper title]

      Boston, 1856. Folio. Lithographed front wrapper. Small holes along spine indicating removal from a larger bound volume. Four small edge tears archivally repaired. Trimmed close at the bottom, affecting the publication statement. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. One of the earliest published works of Winslow Homer, produced when he was about twenty years old and a young apprentice at the Boston lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford. The illustration is an original design of Homer and shows the ratcatcher himself, clad as a rough and tumble Boston Irishman of the time, with a black eye and tattered clothing. He is surrounded by scenes of cats chasing rats down holes and into cages, donkeys pulling a carriage, a view of St. Paul's Cathedral, and a vignette of his unfortunate lovelorn daughter jumping to her death in a river. Homer inscribed his initials below one of the donkeys in surreptitious self-attribution. He produced several illustrations for sheet music at the time, as well as political illustrations and work for books, but "the sheet music covers provide a particularly fascinating documentation of Homer's progress as an artist during his apprenticeship" (Tatham). "The Ratcatcher's Daughter" was a British song of great popularity at the time, composed by the comic singer, Sam Cowell. A fine early illustration by one of the most noted of all 19th-century American artists.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Lille, 25 December, 1856, to Charles Alexandre Drion.

      An important letter (in fact, two letters in one), with significant scientific content. Pasteur begins: Mr Guiraudet has given me your letter. I think you will benefit well from the following method: saturate - or oversaturate - the acid residues diluted by secrete of lime. The liquor will remain clear. Bring it to the boil and it will precipitate a neutral malate of grainy and crystalline lime. If there are more organic acids that are insoluble in lime salt, perhaps they will precipitate at the time of saturation before boiling. Examine if there is a way to cause them to separate. What is the validity of this method? I have neglected that. It would be easy to find out by dissolving malic acid or a malate alkaline in a large amount of nitric acid and then proceed as above. Pasteur is here drawing upon his knowledge of malic acid and its salts (malates) which played an important role in his studies of isomerism and optical activity in certain molecules, which was his principal area of research activity from 1847 to 1857 (see below). In the second part of the letter, Pasteur responds to an apparently different question from Drion, but also relating to isomers: The fact that you point out the production of glycolic acid in the preparation of nitrous ether is interesting. Note that in fact we have this formula: C4H5OA2O3 = C4H5A2O4 = C4H4A2O41HO Nitrous etherglycineasparagine Perhaps you might benefit from these findings. Moreover, you know that asparagine treated by nitrous acid produces malic acid and that glycine with nitrous acid produces benzoyl glycolic acid [sic] (which divides into benzoic acid and glycolic acid). So look for benzoic acid. By isomeric transformation, you should be able to turn nitrous ether into glycine etc. "In Pasteur's early work as a chemist, beginning at the École Normale Supérieure, and continuing at Strasbourg and Lille, he examined the chemical, optical and crystallographic properties of a group of compounds known as tartrates. He resolved a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid (1848). A solution of this compound derived from living things (specifically, wine lees) rotated the plane of polarization of light passing through it. The mystery was that tartaric acid derived by chemical synthesis had no such effect, even though its chemical reactions were identical and its elemental composition was the same. Pasteur was able to show not only that optical activity related to the shape of the crystals, but also that an asymmetric internal arrangement of the molecules of the compound was responsible for twisting the light. The (2R,3R)- and (2S,3S)- tartrates were isometric, non-superposable mirror images of each other. This was the first time anyone had demonstrated molecular chirality, and also the first explanation of isomerism" (Wikipedia). "Pasteur rose to the status of a national hero during his lifetime. However, perhaps surprisingly, Geison, a historian who has made a detailed study of Pasteur's life and work, is able to state: 'His contributions to basic science were extensive and very significant, but less revolutionary than his reputation suggests. Pasteur's most profound and most original contributions to science [i.e. these are the ones in the field of molecular chirality and crystallography] are also the least famous, and they came at the very outset of his career.' Bernal, a crystallographer, concurs ' . . . his first and in some ways his greatest scientific discovery'" (Flack, p. 371). Charles Alexandre Drion (1827-63) was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, graduating in 1847. From 1854 to 1859 he was Professeur de Physique at the Lycée de Versailles. He earned his doctorate in 1859 with a thesis entitled 'Recherches sur la dilatabilité des liquides volatils.' The following year he was appointed Chargé de Cours at the University of Besançon, rising to professor in 1862. Flack, 'Louis Pasteur's discovery of molecular chirality and spontaneous resolution in 1848, together with a complete review of his crystallographic and chemical work,' Acta Crystallographica A65 (2009), 371-89. One leaf (209 x 136 mm), just over 1½ pages of writting. Very well preserved. Full transcription and English translation of the letter is included.

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        Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition

      New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856. Folio. (20 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co. 20th-century maroon half morocco over paper-covered boards, titled in gilt on spine, original wrappers bound in An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves ... none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted on regular paper as in the present copy and hand-coloured. The plates are numbered and titled as follows [1. portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123.

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        THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES

      New York & Boston, 1856. Frontispiece portrait in each volume. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels, t.e.g. Occasional light foxing. Overall a very good, tall set, with nice ample margins. The most beautiful American work on fruits produced in the 19th century, illustrated with ninety-six beautiful chromolithographed plates by the firm of William Sharp of Boston. Hovey was a nurseryman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a leading writer on horticultural topics. The book was originally issued in parts, from 1847 to 1856, and is considered complete in two volumes with ninety-six plates. The ninety-six varieties of fruit described include fifty-three pears, twenty apples, seven cherries, seven peaches, six plums, and three strawberries. Hovey describes the work in terms of national prestige: "There is a national pride, too, which I feel in the publication of a work like this; and that is, that the delicious fruits which have been produced in our own country, many of them surpassed by none of foreign growth...will be here beautifully depicted...." "In 1852, there was published simultaneously in Boston and New York the first use of chromolithography in an American book. In Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA there are 96 plates that in gentle gradations of tone put our chromolithographers in the same class with those of England" - McGrath.

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        De la monomanie incendiaire

      1856 - 42 pages Paris, Rignoux [Imprimerie de la Faculté de médecine], 1856, in-4, 42 pages, broché, couverture d'origine de papier bleu imprimée, sous emboîtage toilé moderne, Rare édition originale de la thèse inaugurale du célèbre médecin aliéniste et légiste Legrand du Saulle (1830-1886), soutenue le 1er décembre 1856 à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Legrand du Saulle y définit la pyromanie comme une affection mentale rare qu'un traitement moral efficace peut parvenir à guérir. À 26 ans, il avait déjà pris conscience de l'importance des aliénistes dans les débats médico-légaux ; "leur rôle est d'ajouter aux lumières naturelles de la raison le tribut d'une connaissance intime et profonde du cœur humain, ainsi que la parfaite attitude à discerner le fait de la passion et du domaine de la folie", rédige t-il dans son introduction (p. 10). De la bibliothèque du docteur Scipion Pinel, auquel l'auteur a adressé un bel envoi autographe en première de couverture. Scipion Pinel était le fils aîné du fameux aliéniste Philippe Pinel, père de la psychiatrie moderne. Bon exemplaire, tel que paru, présenté dans une agréable boîte toilée moderne. Feuillets brunis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D B COOKE & CO's GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY GUIDE EXHIBITING ALL STATIONS WITH DISTANCES FROM EACH OTHER CHICAGO, 1856

      Chicago: D.B. Cooke & Co., Publishers, C. Scott, Printer; Middletin, Wallace & Co., Lith., Cincinnati, 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.

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        STRAY LEAVES FROM FAIRY LAND

      H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, Philadelphia 1856 - This antique hardcover book of Grimm's Fairy Tales is bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped cover emblem and decorative gilt spine lettering and motif which matches the cover. This edition features five full-page engravings, including a tissue-faced frontispiece, by Van Ingen and Taylor, depicting Snow White and the Prince, the old woman from "The Goose-Girl at the Well," the Sorrowful Maiden of the same story, the eldest brother from the "Prodigal Son," and the King's daughter from "The Drummer". Stories included in this English-language edition are as follows: Bruin and the Dwarf [also known as Snow White and Rose Red]; The Cat and the Mouse; Thumbling's Travels; The Owl; The Nix in the Mill-Pond; The Dwarf in the Bottle; The Six Swans; The Hedgehog and the Hare; The Goose-Girl at the Well; Clever Alice; The Knapsack, the Hat and the Horn; The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean; The Miller's Lad and the Kitten; The Spindle, the Shuttle and the Needle; The Three Elves in the Wood; The Two Brothers; The Dragon and his Grandmother; Lazy Heinz; The White Serpent; The Porridge Pot; Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes; Doctor Knowall; The Three Brothers [known also as The Prodigal Son]; The Pink; The Drummer; The House in the Wood; The Gold Children; The Good Bargain; Dummling and the Toad; The Hare and his Wife; The True Bride; The Giant and the Tailor; The King of the Birds; Violet; Fritz and his Friends; and The Little Earth-Man. There is also an extensive Notes section at the rear of the book which provides background folklore information for each of these fairy tales. Owner's name on front endpaper; no other known markings. Foxing, mostly towards beginning of book; most inner pages very white and clean; edgewear; faded spine and cover soil. 376 pages; approx. 5"x8". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1856. Small octavo (98 x 160 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 and vignette title. Corners of boards slightly rubbed, a few minor marks to boards, internally bright and fresh. An excellent 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 Sense and Sensibility 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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        D'Albert's Album 1856.

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

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        Lastrea dilatata Chanteriae.

      London. Bradbury & Evans. 1855 - 1856. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light toning and faint spotting to outer edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XXIV from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...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 the plates record 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." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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        Appletons' Railway and Steam Navigation Guide.

      New York. D. Appleton & Co. 09- 1856. No. III. Black and white maps throughout, large black and white folding map, xii 24pp, 7 x 5 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Paper wraps in fair condition only; spine exposed, rear cover detached. Pages i thru xii reinforced with tape with resulting staining. An extraordinary compendium from the early days of the American love affair with railroads. A Guide to Railways in "the United States and Canadas"; a general Steamboat Directory; a Guide to the Principal Hotels. Large folding map at front, plus numerous internal maps depicting the routes of regional railroads with time tables. Numerous advertisements. This volume predates the completion of the first transcontinental railroad by more than a dozen years. The folding map depicts railroads east of the Mississippi and extending south to Savannah; there is an inset of the railroads of New England. This is a very early copy of a series that was issued for a great many years. It is a valuable documentation of US railroads at a very early stage of development.

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        A. Polystichum angulare subtripinnatum. B. P. angulare tripinnatum. C. P. angulare proliferum.

      London. Bradbury & Evans. 1855 - 1856. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxing to three edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...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 the plates record 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." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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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, compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers, at his request and under his supervision, by Francis L. Hawks. Large 8vo.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1856 - Front., errata leaf, 11 folding charts & 75 further plates. Internally v.g. & clean. Orig. blue cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt with elaborate blind borders; a little rubbed & dulled, wear to 1 inch of lower edge of front board with sl. loss of cloth. Signed by James Lawson, July 1856 in pencil on leading blank. Overall, a good copy. First published in Washington by order of the Congress of the United States, 1856. Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794-1858, was instrumental in the opening of Japan to the West. Setting sail for Japan in 1852 he demanded, using the threat of force, that the Japanese sign a trade agreement with the United States. On March 31, 1854, the Convention of Kanagawa was concluded between Perry and the Tokugawa shogunate. It was ratified on 21 February 1855. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LJUBLJANA: LAIBACHER ZEITUNG. FEST-AUSGABE. BEI DER ALLERHÖCHSTEN ANWESENHEIT IHRER KAISERL KÖNIGL. APOST. MAJESTÄTEN IN LAIBACH. AM. 19. NOVEMBER 1856.

      - The pamphlet was issued by a Ljubljana newspaper Laibacher Zeitung, founded by family Kleinmeyer and published between from 1778 to 1918. The attached lithography shows 9 views including Ljubljana, Tivoli, bridge by Borovnica, Kranj, Kamnik, BLed etc. The lithography was printed in Vienna by the Reiffenstein -Rösch printing office and transported with an attached blank page to Ljubljana, where text was added. We could not trace any other examples of this rare pamphlet in any library worldwide.

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