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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Warschau, 1856. - 1 ½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. Brief in polnischer Sprache.

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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.

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        Lindemann-Frommel s Skizzen aus Rom und der Umgegend." -, Vesta-Tempel - Tempio di Vesta.

      1856 - Der Betrachter blickt von der Spitze der Tiber-Insel auf den Tempel des Hercules Victor auf dem Forum Boarium (früher als Tempel der Vesta eingestuft) und die Kirche S. Maria in Cosmedin mit der Bocca della Verità. Rechts ragt die Ponte Rotto ins Bild. Kopie der Ansicht Lindemann-Frommels mit Aquarellfarben und Tusche auf Bleistift von Rudolf Schick, re. u. sign. u. dat. "Ostern 1856". 22,5 x 30,3 cm. - Lediglich schwach gebräunt und nahezu fleckenfrei; das starke Papier glatt. Unter der Ansicht in Tusche die Bezeichnungen, wie sie auf der Lithographie zu finden sind. - Rudolf Schick: Berlin 8.8.1840 - 26.2.1887 ebenda. Mit 18 Jahren trat der junge Rudolf Schick in die Berliner Akademie ein, wurde zudem Schüler im Atelier von Schirmer. 1864, nach einem Aufenthalt in Bayern, erhielt er in einem Wettbewerb den Staatspreis der Geschichtsmaler. Danach zog es ihn nach Paris und über Tirol nach Italien. In Rom verkehrte er mit Böcklin, der ihn später mit nach Basel nahm und ihn dort als Gehilfen an den Wandmalereien des dortigen Museums beschäftigte. Unterbrochen von mehreren Italienreisen ließ er sich später wieder in Berlin nieder. Er war hauptsächlich in der Landschaftsmalerei und in der Portraitkunst tätig. Die Nationalgalerie kaufte zwei seiner Werke an. Die Nähe zu Böcklin ist in seinen Bildern nicht zu leugnen. Gesundheitlich angeschlagen, arbeitete er bis zu seinem Tod weiter. Nach diesem ehrte ihn die Nationalgalerie mit einer umfangreichen Retrospektive seiner Werke. (s. NDB) - Das vorliegende Blatt stellt ein absolutes Jugendwerk des Künstlers im Alter von 15 Jahren dar, der scheinbar schon vor seinem Studium an der Akademie durch Kopien sein Können schulen wollte. Die Vorlage, Carl Lindemann-Frommels Lithographie des "Vesta-Tempels" aus dessen Serie "Skizzen aus Rom und der Umgegend", war erst die Jahre zuvor erschienen, in der 1. Auflage 1851. Die Verbreitung dieser lithographischen Mappenwerke war durch ihre Beliebtheit enorm. Peter Freude weist deshalb in seiner Monographie über Lindemann-Frommel darauf hin, dass die "Lithographiemappen . ihm zum eigentlichen Durchbruch in der damaligen Kunstwelt verholfen haben" (Freude, Karl Lindemann-Frommel - Ein Malerleben in Rom, S. 247). Das bekannte Nachschlagewerk von Nagler bezeichnet die Lithographien gar mit den Worten: ". wir haben kein schöneres Werk über Italien" (zit. ebenda). Das vorliegende Motiv erschien in der 2. Mappe als 7. Ansicht von insgesamt 48. Abb. bei Freude, S. 441, Nr. 70. - Schick übernimmt detailgetreu das Motiv Lindemann-Frommels, bis auf wenige Millimeter stimmen auch die Maße überein. Lindemann-Frommel fertigte eine Farblithographie an, es ist zu vermuten, dass Schick auch die Farbgebung kopierte (die Abb. bei Freude ist schwarz-weiß). In der tonig gehaltenen Ansicht wird nur dezent Farbe eingestreut, so im Grün der Bäume und in wenigen roten Punkten einiger Kleider und Vasen auf der Tiber-Mauer. Der Tempel tritt durch seine braune Tusche eigens hervor. Bei aller Genauigkeit der Kopie schafft es der junge Schick noch nicht, die Stimmung und die Spannungsbögen Lindemann-Frommels aufzugreifen, die er durch Licht und Schatten schafft. Die von Schick mehr als zart angedeuteten Wolken treten bei Lindemann-Frommel nahezu bedrohlich hinter dem Tempel hervor. Dieses Jugendwerk vor seiner Ausbildung weist allerdings deutlich auf das zeichnerische Geschick des Malers hin, die Proportionen sind gut erfasst, die Perspektiven sind stimmig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Autograph letter signed ("FGrützmacher").

      Leipzig, 28. XI. 1856. - Large 4to. 1 p. Bifolium with integral address panel. To the cellist and composer Georg Goltermann, whose violoncello concerto he plans to stage in the course of this winter.

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        ELISABETH, Kaiserin (1837-1898), Franz Joseph, Kaiser v. Österreich (1830-1916). Halbfiguren des Kaiserpaares im Rund mit Doppeladler und Allianzwappen, darunter zwei Landschaften der Steiermark mit Bauern bei der Arbeit und beim Schützenfest, rechts ein Bergknappe. Publikation anläßlich des kaiserlichen Besuches in Graz am 11.9.1856. Mit zwei Seiten Text.

      - Lithographie bei A. Leykam's Erben, Graz, dat. 1856, 41 x 28 cm. Der Text schildert die Vorbereitungen in der Stadt mit den Namen vieler Grazer Bürger, dazu genauer Bericht über den Ablauf des Besuches: Ankunft des Zuges um 2.05 Uhr, Begrüßung durch Bürgermeister Dr. Ulm, Fahrt durch die Stadt, begleitet vom Armeecorpskommandanten Fürst Liechtenstein, Empfang auf der Burg durch die Erzherzöge Johann und Sigismund. - Leicht fleckig, mit geglätteter Längs- und Querfalte im Randbereich rechts und unten.

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        The States and Territories of the Great West

      New York, NY: Miller, Orton, and Mulligan. Fair. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minesota [sic], Kansas, and Nebraska; their Geography, History, Advantages, Resources, and Prospects; compristing their Local History, Institution and Laws. With a table of distances, large fold-out map, and numerous illustrations. Cloth boards with blind-embossed designs, faded gilt on spine. Boards moderately faded, with bumped corners and head/foot of spine. Some foxing towards front and rear of volume. Previous owner bookplates.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        Rambles in Eastern Asia, Including China and Manilla, During Several Years' Residence

      Boston:: James French & Co,. 1856.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. The author, an American dental surgeon, sailed from Boston on the 'Thomas W. Sears in 1848. Planning just a visit to the far East, Ball ended up living in China for several years. In this book, he describes Hong Kong, Canton, Manilla, Formosa, Shanghai, Treaty of the English and Chinese, Dr. Lockhart's Hospital, missionary schools, 4th of July in China, Ningpo, Teen Tung monastery, Chinese opium smoking, Tea gardens, Amoy, Fou Chow, escape of missionaries from pirates, Macao, and the Yangtze River. 8vo, 417 pp, advertisements 9 pp, map. Red gilt cloth, blind stamped at front and rear boards. Spine a bit sunned, very short split to base of spine. Attractive inscription, A Christmas present to Harry N. Patterson, Monmouth 1866, at ffep; his bookplate inside front board. OCLC: 1248636.

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        Lincoln in City Point.

      Oswald Seehagen,, Bln., Vlg. 1856 - Tonlithographie. Bln., Vlg. Oswald Seehagen, (ca. 1856). 39x52,3. Papier lichtrandig und altersbedingt gering fleckig. Bartsch, G(ustav) *1821 Gleiwitz OS., tätig in Blasewitz b. Dresden. Porträt und Genremaler. TB II/584. Papier lichtrandig und altersbedingt gering fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        After dark.

      By Wilkie Collins. Author of ?"Basil,?" ?"Hide and Seek,?" etc. In two volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65 Cornhill, 1856. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two, verso blank; publishers?' inserted Catalogue, pp.16, dated January, 1856, at end of volume one; viii+315+[i (blank)]; [iv]+322+[ii]; very dark green ripple-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and with short rules, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Expertly rebacked with the original backstrips, chipped a little at head and tail, laid on, and preserving the original end-papers, unobtrusively restored at gutters; front end-paper to volume one with glue traces where a slip of some kind has been removed (possibly a publishers?' advertisement); paper toned throughout, as usual with this title, particularly the last three gatherings of Volume I, but in effect a very nice, crisp, copy. The rare first issue, in ripple-grain cloth, and with the earliest date of the catalogue, advertising this title as ?"forthcoming?". The book was published in early February, but most copies known have an April catalogue and are bound in a wavy-grain cloth. Parrish records a copy with a February Catalogue that, like the present copy, is in ripple-grain cloth; and Wolff, 1341, also records a copy in ripple grain cloth, but with the April Catalogue - thus establishing a clear sequence. The February Catalogues were evidently not ready by the time that the earliest copies were bound up, and the January Catalogues were still current. Either there were no Catalogues printed for March, or else no binding batch was called for in that month. At any rate, copies continued to be issued with the February Catalogues until the April ones were ready, and the ripple-grain cloth remained in use as well at least until that time, subsequent binding batches - and probably the bulk of the edition - being put up thereafter in the later cloth. Sadleir, ?'Excursions?', p.139, records a copy with a January Catalogue, but in half cloth and boards with a paper spine label - an unlikely binding for Smith, Elder, at this date, and we hypothesise that it may have been a wholesaler?'s binding used on copies that were supplied in quires. Sadleir?'s collection copy, recorded in ?'XIX Century Fiction?' as item 587, was in wavy-grain cloth and had the April Catalogue; as was Locke?'s collection copy, recorded in ?'A Spectrum of Fantasy?', I, p.56. Barron (ed.), ?'Horror Literature?', 2-14; Clute and Grant, ?'The Encyclopedia of Fantasy?', p.211; Sullivan, ?'The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural?', pp.84-6; ?'Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature?' V, pp. 1880-81; Bleiler, 1947, p.81; 1978, p.46; not in Reginald; Queen, ?'The Detective Short Story?', p.27; Hubin, 1994, p.180. A linked series of intellectual thrillers, ?"best classified as tales of mystery rather than horror or terror. Supernatural horror in the vein of the older Gothic novel gives way to emotional anxiety and psychological uneasiness as Collins?' art works by innuendo rather that jolt or shock.?" - Tymn (ed.), Horror Literature 2-22. Includes the following stories: ?'A Terribly Strange Bed,?' (deservedly famous as one of the best descriptions of terror and horror); ?'A Stolen Letter?'; ?'Sister Rose?'; ?'The Lady of Glenwith Grange?'; ?'Gabriel?'s Marriage?'; and ?'The Yellow Mask?'. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        "Folding carboard lunch box, titled ""Brock House, Enterprise, Fla."" on one side, and ""Lunch"" on the other"

      Brooklyn: "Robert Gair, n.d.". [ca. 1880s]. "Approximately 7½"" x 5"" x 3"" when built; includes the original red and white cloth handle which remains intact; the illustration of the Brock Hotel is a wood engraving taken from a photograph (the engraving signed ""U.S. Photo Eng Co. Boston"") and is within a fancy metal-cut border; the copyright slug reads ""Robert Gair / Manufacturer / 161 & 163 Chambers, and 143 Reade Sta. / New York."" The top of the box is a bit soiled and shows a slight dampstain; all else near fine. A rare example of what is ostensibly the first manufactured lunch box, and a rare artifact from a now forgotten Florida hotel. In 1856, steamboat captain Jacob Brock built a 100-room wooden hotel in Enterprise, Florida, know as The Brock House. Renovated in 1876, the Brock House was a popular tourist destination, and its visitors included such dignitaries as Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland, General William Henry Sherman, Jay Gould, and members of the Vanderbilt and Rockefeller families. Renamed the Epworth Inn in the early 1900s, it later became a Methodist retreat, but the building was eventually razed in 1937. The lunch box was produced by Robert Gair, a Scottish-born immigrant and the inventor of the folding carton. Gair was the force behind the Brooklyn waterfront development and the history of his company is well documented on line."

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        THE U.S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, DURING THE YEARS 1849-'50-'51-'52

      Philadelphia, 1856. Quarto. First and second volumes in contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, morocco labels, gilt. Third and sixth volumes in original gilt pictorial, blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Bindings generally rubbed and edgeworn, corners bumped. Small library stamp on titlepage of sixth volume. Save for an intermittent tideline in first volume (not affecting plate images), internally very clean, with bright, fresh plates. A very good set. The first volume bears a presentation inscription on the titlepage: "W. Jeffries Wyman with compliments of the author." A full set of this landmark expedition, including the two seldom found volumes of astronomical observations and experiments. The fourth and fifth volumes were never published, and the last two volumes are very scarce. The first volume comprises a detailed account of Chile, covering geography, resources, history, and political situation, and a narrative of the expedition's travels in the country. The second volume contains a variety of reports, mostly on natural history subjects, as well as an account of Archibald MacRae's journey across the Andes and pampas of the Argentine Provinces, including a map of part of the Argentine Republic. The bird plates that illustrate John Cassin's report on birds in the second volume are beautifully colored. The appendices are on zoology, mammals (by Spencer Baird), birds (by John Cassin), reptiles, fishes, plants, and paleontology. The third volume records thousands of astronomic observations in tabular format, conducted at various places, including the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.; in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and in Santiago, Chile. The fourth volume (Volume 6) contains more astronomic observations and experiments, mostly from Chile, but also from other observatories around the world. The first volume includes a remarkable folding panoramic view of the city of Santiago, from the summit of Santa Lucia. "This expedition to South America, led by James Melville Gilliss (1811-65), was the third American Naval Scientific expedition; the first was that of Charles Wilkes to the Pacific and the second that of William Francis Lynch to the Holy Land. These scientific expeditions were notable successes and their published products are much appreciated. This expedition went overland to Panama City and then via the South Pacific to Callao, Valparaiso, and Santiago. A subsidiary expedition was sent to explore northern Chile as far as La Paz, Bolivia" - Hill.

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        GRAPHIC SCENES OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION

      New York, 1856. Folio. Original wrappers bound into 20th-century three- quarter maroon morocco and paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. Near fine. 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, probably 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 handcolored. 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 [sic]" 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.

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        Reise um die Erde nach Japan an Bord der Expeditions-Escadre unter Commodore M.C. Perry in den Jahren 1853, 1854, und 1855, unternommen im Auftrag der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten - Deutsche Original-Ausgabe

      Costenobel / Günther, Leipzig / New York 1856 - gr. 8° 2 Bde., XVI, 321, VIII ,375 S., Reise Erforschung. Heine war 1849 nach Amerika ausgewandert und begleitete die Expedition, durch die Japan erstmals für den Westen geöffnet wurde, als Zeichner. - Das Werk wurde in der dreibändigen Schrift Die Expedition in Reise Erforschung priv. Halbleinen d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. marmorierten Deckeln Papier teilweise etwas fleckig, Titelblatt v. Band II m. Knitterspur u. Stempel, Tafeln teilws. etw. knapp beschnitten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-FIVE TREATIES BETWEEN MEXICO AND OTHER NATIONS MADE BETWEEN 1825 AND 1856, WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING ANOTHER FIVE TREATIES AND DOCUMENTS INVOLVING THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, AND LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS]

      [Various places, 1856. Most of the treaties are in folio format, with a few (noted below) in octavo. The entire collection is in a single folio volume bound in 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Fine. A great collection of Mexican treaties, including sixteen made within the first twenty years of Mexico's independence from Spain, and also including the exceedingly rare Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty, and the official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War. In all, the collection charts the progress of Mexican international relations and diplomacy in the first thirty- five years after independence and comprises treaties with the United States (six in all), European powers (including their former mother country, Spain), and other South American nations. Though the origin of this volume is unknown, it was quite possibly compiled by a member of the Mexican government or of the Mexican diplomatic corps in the mid-19th century. The volume is prefaced with a manuscript title reading: "Coleccion de Tratados Celebrados con la Republica Mexicana." As noted, a highlight of the collection is the extremely rare Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty of 1853, by which the United States created its present southwestern border, and Mexico gave up parts of what are now present-day southern Arizona and New Mexico. The United States had also pressed for the states of Sonora and Baja California as well, but Mexico did not accede to that deal. The official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (one of only 500 copies, according to Palau) is also present. Also included is Mexico's 1823 treaty with Colombia - the first the newly- independent Mexico made with another nation, as well as the 1826 treaty with Great Britain, which was the first Mexican treaty with a European power. Several of the treaties with Britain include articles by which Mexico agrees to end the slave trade. Mexico's treaty with Spain of 1838 - by which Spain formally recognized Mexican independence and made peace with her break-away colony - is included here in the rare official folio edition. Many of the treaties of the 1820s and '30s carry clauses accommodating the relative inequality of Mexican commerce and shipping vis à vis the United States and European powers. The treaties, conventions, and other documents - in the order in which they are bound in the volume - are as follows: 1) [Mexico-Colombia Treaty]: PRIMERIA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. SECCION DE ESTADO. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1825]. [5]pp. Folio. Mexico negotiated a treaty of amity and commerce with the new republic of Colombia in the fall of 1823, but it was not ratified until Sept. 20, 1825, and printed immediately thereafter. This is the first treaty between Mexico and another power, and probably the first treaty of Gran Colombia as well (which then encompassed Ecuador and Venezuela as well as Colombia). 2) [Mexico-Great Britain Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO, DEPARTMENTO DEL EXTERIOR...EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1827]. 12pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. The first treaty between Mexico and a European power, this amity and commerce treaty was negotiated in London in December of 1826 and ratified in Mexico on Oct. 29, 1827. This was a significant diplomatic victory for England, which was embroiled in Caribbean trade disputes with the United States (John Quincy Adams would close American ports to British shipping from Caribbean colonies the next year). The U.S. still lacked a treaty with Mexico, and this insinuated British influence against American expansion. 3) [Mexico-Great Britain Treaty]: TRATADO PARA LA ABOLICION DEL TRAFICO DE ESCLAVOS, CELEBRADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. BRITANICA. [Mexico City. 1843]. [2],18pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. Part of England's crusade against the slave trade, this treaty was agreed to in 1841 and ratified in 1843. Mexico had outlawed slavery on gaining independence. 4) [Mexico - Slave Trade]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES INTERIOR Y ESTERIORES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1851]. Folio broadside. An 1851 proclamation calling for aiding England in enforcing prohibition of the slave trade, and citing the provisions of the 1841 treaty to that effect. 5) [Mexico-Netherlands Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL EXTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. 9pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and Dutch. Folio. Treaty of amity and commerce between Mexico and the Netherlands, negotiated in 1827 and ratified in 1829, the second treaty between Mexico and a European power. 6) [Mexico-Denmark Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR...EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. [9]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. This treaty of amity and commerce with Denmark was negotiated in 1828 and ratified in 1829. 7) [Mexico-Hanover Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1829]. 15pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French and in Spanish and English. Mexico's campaign to establish good relations with the major European powers continued with this treaty with a major German state, agreed to in 1828 and ratified the same day as the Denmark treaty, on Oct. 29, 1829. Actually, only the first two pages (printed in Spanish and French) relate directly to Hanover, the rest being taken up by a printing of the Mexican treaty with Great Britain of 1826 (item 2 above). Logical, if one remembers that the British monarch, George IV, was also the King of Hanover at the time. 8) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...EL DECRETO...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO Y NAVEGACION ENTRE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1832]. 21pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This is the second treaty between Mexico and the United States, negotiated in 1831 and ratified in Mexico on Dec. 1, 1832. The Mexican government had refused to sign a treaty of amity and commerce until a boundary treaty had been concluded, and that treaty, negotiated in 1828, was ratified the same day. The clauses were fairly standard for such a commercial treaty, with the interesting addition of a clause by which the powers agreed not to incite hostile Indians to attack each other. Since Texas was then a part of Mexico, this treaty applied to trade with Texas as well, but Streeter fails to note a Mexican printing of the treaty, only listing the Congressional printing. MALLOY, p.1085. PALAU 339368. 9) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR...UN TRATADO PARA LA DEMARCACION DE LOS LIMITES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1832]. 5pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This brief treaty adds an extension to the 1828 treaty of limits, which contained a deadline on ratification, so as to allow its passage with the amity and commerce treaty. Like the 1828 treaty and the amity and commerce treaty, it was ratified in Mexico on Dec. 1, 1832. MALLOY, p.1084. 10) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO, DEPARTAMENTO DE EXTERIOR...QUE A EFECTO DE FACILITAR EL CUMPLIMIENIO DEL ART. 3 DEL TRATADO DE LIMITES...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1836]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. By this treaty, negotiated in 1835, the United States and Mexico added a clause to the 1828 treaty of limits, agreeing to commissioners meeting to survey the boundary of the U.S. and Mexico, especially along the Sabine River. By the time this was ratified the point was moot; Texas had seized independence and the Sabine boundary no longer existed. The day set for ratification was, in fact, the same day as the Battle of San Jacinto. MALLOY, p.1099. STREETER TEXAS 1257a (two copies, and noting a 1958 auction record of $400). 11) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES...CONVENCION PARA EL ARREGLO DE RECLAMACIONES DE CIUDADANOS DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA, CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. This treaty, the fifth chronologically between Mexico and the United States, attempted to set up a structure for settling claims of citizens. Many U.S. traders in Mexico had claims there, and many Mexicans who had lost property in the Texas Revolution now made claims against the U.S. These nagging problems received no real settlement here. MALLOY, p.1101. 12) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: TRATADO DE PAZ, AMISTAD, LIMITES Y ARREGLO DEFINITIVO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[second titlepage, in English, reads:] TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, BOUNDARIES, AND DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC.... Mexico City. 1848. 55pp. printed in Spanish and English on facing pages. The official Mexican printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war of 1846-48 between the United States and Mexico, and resulting in the formal cession of the entire Southwest and California to the United States. Agreements were reached for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico, the payment of Mexican claims, and the formal cession of territory (the U.S. had already occupied all of the land). The theoretical boundaries were set out and arrangements for boundary commissioners were made. By this treaty the U.S. made an addition of land only equalled by the Louisiana Purchase and the Alaska Purchase. An important American treaty, here in a scarce printing (only 500 copies, according to Palau). MALLOY, p.1107. PALAU 339389. 13) [Mexico-United States Treaty]: SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO RELACIONES EXTERIORES...UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1854]. [8]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and English. Folio. The extremely rare official printing of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty, agreed to on Dec. 30, 1853, and ratified the following year. By this agreement the United States purchased what is now the southern part of the states of Arizona and New Mexico, thus securing the land needed for the southern route of the transcontinental railroad. The main U.S. negotiator, James Gadsden, had attempted to buy Baja California and Sonora as well, but was rebuffed. This was the last addition to the land mass of the continental United States, and the eighth treaty chronologically with Mexico. MALLOY, p.1121. 14) [Mexico-Saxony Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTERIOR. EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD Y COMMERCIO...EL REY DE SAJONIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [5]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Another early Mexican treaty with one of the German states, following Hanover in 1829. As with that treaty, the formal signatory was the British king (in this instance William IV), who was descended of the House of Hanover. 15) [Mexico-Chile Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL VICE-PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO Y NAVEGACION ENTRE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LA REPUBLICA DE CHILE...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [4]pp. Folio. The first Mexican treaty with Chile, and the second with a South American power, after Gran Colombia in 1825. The treaty was ratified on Oct. 1, 1833. Not in Palau. 16) [Mexico-Peru Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR, EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, COMERCIO, Y NAVEGACION, ENTRE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y LA REPUBLICA DEL PERU...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1833]. [5]pp. Folio. The first Mexican treaty with Peru, and the third with a South American power, following closely on the heels of the Chile treaty, being ratified on Nov. 20, 1833. This was very shortly after independence was gained from the Spanish, and Peru still included Bolivia. PALAU 339369. 17) [Mexico-Prussia Treaty]: PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTAMENTO DEL ESTERIOR. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS Y S.M. EL REY DE PRUSIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1836]. 11pp. Printed double columns in French and Spanish. Folio. Treaty between Mexico and the most important of the German states, ratified on April 16, 1836. 18) [Mexico-Spain Treaty]: TRATADO DEFINITIVO DE PAZ Y AMISTAD ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. CATOLICA. [Mexico City. 1838]. [7]pp. Folio. Certainly the most important Mexican treaty before Guadalupe Hidalgo, this treaty with Spain officially recognized that Mexico was now independent from the mother country, established peace between the two countries (they had technically been at war since the Revolution), agreed to conclude treaties on claims and commerce, and settled other differences. This official folio printing is not in Palau, who notes only a quarto printing of 1843. PALAU 339375 (another Mexico printing). 19) [Mexico-Spain Treaty]: SECRETARIA DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES...UNA CONVENCION ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y LA ESPANA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1854]. [5]pp. Folio. This convention, negotiated between 1851 and 1854, sought to settle outstanding differences between Spain and Mexico, mainly relating to claims and commercial problems. 20) [Mexico-France Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UN TRATADO DE PAZ ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y EL REINO DE FRANCIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [4]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. This peace treaty ended the so-called "Pastry War" between France and Mexico. The French had blockaded the main Mexican port of Vera Cruz in an attempt to collect claims due French citizens. After landing some troops, an agreement was negotiated and the French withdrew. 21) [Mexico-France Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE...UNA CONVENCION ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y EL REINO DE FRANCIA...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1840]. [3]pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. A convention for the settlement of claims which had prompted the French blockade of Vera Cruz. 22) [Mexico-Hanseatic League Treaty]: MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES ESTERIORES Y GOBERNACION. EL ESCMO. SR. PRESIDENTE PROVISIONAL...UN TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE ESTA REPUBLICA Y LA CIUDADES LIBRES Y ANSEATICAS...[caption title]. [Mexico City. 1842]. 11pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Commercial treaty between Mexico and the Baltic and north German ports of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburg. 23) [Mexico-Austria Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. EL EMPERADOR DE AUSTRIA, REY DE HUNGRIA Y DE BOHEMIA.... [Mexico City. 1843]. [2],12pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and French. Folio. Mexico's first treaty with the Austro-Hungarian empire, which later provided its ill- fated emperor, Maximilian. PALAU 339383. 24) [Mexico-German States Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO CELEBRADO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS REINOS Y ESTADOS GOBERANOS DE ALEMANIA.... [Mexico City. 1856]. 14pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and black-letter German. Folio. General commercial treaty between Mexico and nineteen German states, including some, such as Prussia and Saxony, with whom treaties already existed, and numerous smaller principalities. 25) [Mexico-Sardinia Treaty]: TRATADO DE AMISTAD, NAVEGACION Y COMERCIO, ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y S.M. EL REY DE CERDENA. [Mexico City. 1856]. [2],10pp. printed in double columns in Spanish and Italian. Folio. Commercial treaty with Sardinia, then including northern Italy. PALAU 339396. 26) [Mexican War]: EXPOSICION DIRIGIDA AL SUPREMO GOBIERNO POR LOS SENORES COMISIONADOS QUE FIRMARON EN GUADALUPE EL TRATADO DE PAZ...[manuscript title]. [Mexico City. 1848]. [3]-28pp. Leaves individually mounted on larger sheets. Lacks printed titlepage. This pamphlet discusses the Mexican side of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the new boundary with the United States, and includes instructions from the Mexican government to their boundary commissioners. TUTOROW 4125. 27) [United States-Mexico Relations]: WASHINGTON, MARCH 23, 1847. SIR: THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAVING REPEATEDLY REJECTED THE FRIENDLY OVERTURES OF THE UNITED STATES...[caption title]. [Washington. 1847]. 14pp. Folio. This proclamation, ordered by U.S. President Polk and promulgated by the Treasury Department, asserts that since the Mexican government would not make terms: "It is the right of the conquerors to levy contributions upon the enemy in their seaports, towns, or provinces...." The document then lays out the taxing powers of the military government, especially to collect customs revenues. There follows a table of "Tariff of Duties...giving rates, setting up the customs system, and providing rates. 28) [United States-Colombia Treaty]: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION...WHEREAS A GENERAL CONVENTION OF PEACE, AMITY, NAVIGATION AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA...[caption title]. [Washington. 1825]. [2],9pp. printed in double columns in English and Spanish. Folio. The official U.S. printing of the first treaty between the United States and another American power. Eager to extend their hemispheric influence in the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. was ready to establish diplomatic ties with the new South American republics. Gran Colombia, encompassing most of present Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, and part of Ecuador, was the first of the new Republics to make a treaty with the U.S. A landmark in American diplomatic history. MALLOY, p.292. 29) [United States-Peru Treaty]: TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF PERU. [Washington. 1852]. 23pp. printed in double columns in English and Spanish. Folio. The United States concluded a treaty with Peru-Bolivia in 1836, but civil war tore that original republic apart. This is the first treaty with the reconstituted republic, with boundaries close to those presently existing. This was particularly important to the United States because of the many American vessels which put into the port of Lima. 30) [United States-France Convention]: CONSULAR CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH. [Washington. 1853]. 10,[1]pp. printed in double columns in English and French. Folio. The second American consular convention with France, replacing that of 1788. MALLOY, p.528.

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        Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition.

      - (Washington 1856). 4to (295 x 220mm). pp. 36, with 10 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine. Early and scarce American contribution on fishes of Japan. The work was published as vol. 2 of C. Perry' s Expedition to Japan. The colouring of the plates is excellent."The material used for this paper consists of spirited figures of sixty kinds of fish, principally valuable from their having been taken from recently procured specimens" (page 1 of the text). Signature of Robinson 1864 on title.Dean I, p. 181. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General-Karte Des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates Mit Einem Grossen Theile Der Angrenzenden Länder Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef Dem Ersten Kaiser Von Oesterreich, &.&.&. In Allertiefster Ehrfurcht Gewidmet. Im K.K. Militärisch-Geografischen Institute durch Hauptmann Josef Scheda des k.k. Ingenieur-Geografen-Corps, Abtheilungs-Chef im obigen Institute. Ritter mehrerer Orden, Besitzer der grossen goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft von Oesterreich, Preussen, Hannover und Sachsen. Mitglied des geografischen Vereins zu Berlin und Darmstadt, bearbeitet und herausgegeben. 1856.':.

      - Grenzkolorierter Kupferstich v. Josef von Scheda, dat. 1856, 280 x 196 Kat. Austria Picta, S. 347, Nr. 44,1. Kretschmer-D.-W. II, 703.- Erste Ausgabe dieses großen und hervorragenden Kartenwerkes des öst. Kaiserstaates; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 117. - Großformatige General-Karte Der Oesterreichischen Monarchie in 20 Blättern, einer Übersichtskarte für die General-Karte sowie eine Übersichtskarte für die Zusammenstellung der Blätter der Karte von Central-Europa und Erklärungsschreiben zur Scheda'schen General-Karte. - Alle Karten auf Leinen in jeweils 6 Segmenten mit gestochener Bordüre und original Seideneinlagen. - Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Korsika, Basel, Frankfurt, Breslau, Lemberg, Bukarest und der Adria bis Albanien. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche und Dedikation an Franz Josef I.; links daneben Erklärungen zum Flächen-Inhalt, Wohnorte und Bevölkerung der zum Kaiserstaat gehörigen Gebiete (Böhmen, Bukowina, Dalmatien, Galizien, Kärnten, Krain, Kroatien, Slovonien, Küstenland, Mähren, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Schlesien, Siebenbürgen, Steiermark, Tirol und Vorarlberg, Ungarn mit Serbien und Banat, Venedig mit dem österr. Antheile der Lombardei) sowie Zeichen-Erklärungen (u.a. Eingabe der Poststationen), Maßstäbe u.a. - Die Karten im original dunkelrotem Halblederschuber mit Goldprägung. - Alles tadellos erhalten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque views of the City of Paris, Nash, 1823

      Nash Frederick, 1782-1856 - Picturesque views of the City of Paris, Nash, 1823 TextNash Frederick: "PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF THE CITY OF PARIS AND ITS ENVIRONS; CONSISTING OF VIEWS ON THE SEINE, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, Characteristic scenery, & C." London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; and suttaby, evance, and Fox, Stationeers court; by James Moyes, Greville Street. 1823. English and french text, 2 volumes, bound in one, 57 steelengravings, 4°, 30 x 24 cm. VERY DECORATIVE-BOUND WITH MOROCCO, ALL THREE EDGES WITH GILT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [The Treasury of Ornamental Art]

      London:: Day and Sons,, 1856.. Proof Copy. 1/4 morocco. Near Fine/ . A Near Fine Proof Copy. Quarto. (18.2 x 26 cm) Quarter Oxblood pebbled morocco over marbled boards, lightly rubbed. Minor edge wear. Heavily ornamented spine with five raised bands. Gilt lettered on black set in second panel. Gilt floral design on five remaining panels. Heavy marbled endpapers. This Proof Copy signed: Maskell 1859 "Given to me by Mr. Robinson" in ink. And in pencil: "The first two plates are from Ivories, formerly mine: now in the British Museum. Mr." On the intended title page is a lithographed frame in which the following is penciled: The Treasury of Ornamental Art by J.C. Robinson F.R.A. 1856. Dedication penciled in separate frame below: W. Maskell, Esq. with the author's kindest regards. The intended subtitle for this book was "Illustrations of Objects of Art and Vertu photographed from the originals and drawn on stone by F. Bedford." Seventy-one chromolithographed plates, with title of object printed in a woodland-styled frame on verso of each plate: decorative tapestries, printed fabrics, porcelains, Ivories, metal work and gilded decorative papers, wood carving for floors and caskets. According to McLean: The objects were first photographed, 'the unerring fac-similies thus obtained being then copied onto stone, with an amount of care and attention dictated solely by the endeavour to carry the art to its extremest limits. ' A fine lavish production produced with this new technique during the height of The Age of Victorian Design. McLean. Victorian Book Design & Colour Prints. 126-128.

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        Das neue herzogliche Marstallgebäude in Gotha. - Auf höchsten Befehl seiner Hohheit des regierenden Herzog's Ernst von Sachsen Coburg Gotha ausgeführt.

      Berlin und Potsdam Ferdinand Riegel 1856 - Tit., 1 Bl. (Dedic.), 7 SS. m. Textill. u. 6 Litho. m. Tonplatte, folio, Or.- HLwd. (l. angest. u. fl., Verschlussbändchen teilw. abger.) Die Lithographien von Reubke nach Eberhard zeigen eine Gesamtansicht und fünf architektonische Blätter: Aufrisse, Seitenrisse, Detailansichten und den Grundriss. - Sauberes, gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Publikation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass.

      Brooklyn, New York: Fowler and Wells, 1856. Second edition of Leaves of Grass with an additional twenty poems not found in the first edition as well as a new section of correspondence and reviews entitled "Leaves-droppings" that begins with the famous letter from Emerson containing the salutation "I greet you at the beginning of a great career." Small octavo, original green cloth. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Walt Whitman. One of a 1,000 copies. In very good condition with some toning to the spine and overall light wear. Bookplate of Barrett Wendell to the inside gutter. Barrett was an American academic and a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and he was also elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers. Bookplate of William Whitwell Greenough. Greenough was a Boston merchant and politician, trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1856-1888, President of the Board of Trustees, 1866-1888. A nice example of this rarity with noted provenance. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy In a sense, it is America?'s second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual" (PMM 340). The most important and influential volume of poetry written in America, Whitman?'s literary masterpiece, Leaves of Grass is "one of the most magnificent fabrications of modern times he never surrendered his vision of himself as one who might go forth among the American people and astonish them" (DAB). "The book is quite a rarity and is seldom found in good condition" (Wells & Goldsmith, pp. 5-6).

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        MAP OF SARATOGA CO. NEW YORK FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS

      Philadelphia, 1856. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Color bright and clean. Very good. A lovely wall map of Saratoga County, featuring attractive engravings of illustrious local mansions and inset maps of larger localities such as Saratoga Springs, Jessup's Landing, and Schuylerville. Geil, a noted upstate surveyor, participated in numerous similar projects with a host of different publishers, specializing almost exclusively in large format, ornate county maps. Geil's success no doubt rested on the popularity of "local mapping," a sort of blending of detailed cartography and local scenes. A nice, large view of antebellum upstate New York. Rare. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only one copy.

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        The Stereoscope; Its History, Theory, and Construction With its Application to the Fine and Useful Arts and to Education

      London. : John Murray., 1856. Good. Publishers cloth with gilt illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine. Joints to tip of spine head a little split. Gift inscription by the author to front fly-leaf, reading 'To The Rev'd Robert Graham from The Author, St Leonards' College, Setp. 3rd, 1856'. iv, 235pp and 32pp of publishers ads' to rear. . First printing. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.. Hard. 12mo. 7 3/4". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with 50 wood engravings. .

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        Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1856. First English. Hardcover. VG+. with sketches of the Cossaks and the Caucasus. Three volumes bound in red cloth in one volume. 320, 319, and 318 pp. Folding plate frontis vol 3. Very scarce work on the area. Very nice and clean internally. All three volumes bound AS ONE VOLUME in red cloth, gilt stamped spine. Aside from one or two tiny dark spots on bottom of spine there is very slittle wear and none at corners.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814.

      London: Thomas and William Boone, 1856., 1856. 6 volumes, 8vo. Bound in original half red morocco with gilt titles and raised bands to spine, marbled boards and e.p.s., all edge marbled. A little darkening and mottling to morocco, occasional signs of handling, near fine. Illustrated with several maps and diagrams. A superb set; This... "...work steadily grew in popularity, and has become a classic of the English language..." and "...is commended to the general reader no less by its impartial admiration for the heroes on both sides than by the spontaneity of its style. Its accuracy was the more firmly established by th e inevitable attacks of actors in the scenes described, who thought the parts they had played undervalued." DNB.

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        AFTER DARK

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,. 1856. original decorated dark gray green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Rebacked (by Westleys & Co. of London) with original cloth spine. panels laid down over a more recent, slightly darker green cloth, new. yellow endpapers, a bright, near fine set. (#149461). First edition. A collection of intellectual thrillers, "best classified as tales of mystery rather than horror or terror. Supernatural horror in the vein of the older Gothic novel gives way to emotional anxiety and psychological uneasiness as Collier's art works by innuendo rather that jolt or shock." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-22. Includes "A Terribly Strange Bed," deservedly famous as one of the best descriptions of terror and horror. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-14. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 211. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 56. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 84-6. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 1880- 81. Bleiler (1978), p. 46. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 27. Hubin (1994), p. 180. Sadleir 587. Wolff 1343.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-1856. - 3 volumes, 8vo. XVI, 388 pp. (2), IV, 426 pp. XII, 448 pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript . was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books . as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Footsteps in East Africa

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856. Full leather. Fine. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. Richard F. Burton First Footsteps in East Africa or an Exploration of Harar. First Edition. Colored illustration and maps. Bound by Zahansdorf for Asprey in tan morocco, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins.

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        Expositio de quattuor primis Khalifis ad librum Ibn Kuteibae ascriptum, secundum codicem Lundensem [ ].

      Lund, Berling, 1856. - 8vo. (1), 29 pp. (Bound with) II: Yllander, Hermann Emanuel. De formis verbi finite in lingua hebrea commentatio [ ]. Ibid., 1863. (2), 38 pp. Contemp. marbled boards. Two mid-19th-century Swedish oriental dissertations: the first about a history of the Caliphate by Ibn Qutaiba, based on a manuscript in the Lund oriental library; the other, a linguistic study of Hebrew verb forms. - Extremeties rubbed. Foxed throughout; contemporary ownership to inside front cover. OCLC 251635325. Cf. GAL S I, 187 (Leiden 1856). - II: OCLC 504107851.

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        Les contemplations EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères|& Pagnerre, 1856. Fine. Michel Lévy frères & Pagnerre, Paris 1856, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (14x22,5cm), relié. - First Edition. Bound in half black sheepskin back adorned with garlands romantic irons bird and flowers, rubbing on covers, scattered spots, binding signed B. Dinnat. Fine copy in a lovely binding signed at the time. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane noire, dos ornés de guirlandes romantiques avec fers à l'oiseau et fleurs, frottements sur les plats, rousseurs éparses, reliure signée B. Dinnat. Bel exemplaire dans une charmante reliure signée de l'époque.  

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        Memoire sur le pancreas. Extract from Supplement aux Comptes rendus

      Paris, 1856. 379-563pp. 9 lithographed plates (3 hand-colored). 278 x 213 mm. Quarter black morocco, mottled boards in period style. First edition of Bernard's definitive monograph which completely reviewed the results of his first major discovery--the role of the pancreas in digestion.

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        MEMOIRS OF MRS. FITZHERBERT; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HER MARRIAGE WITH H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, AFTERWARDS KING GEORGE IV

      London: R. Bentley, 1856. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 225 x 140 mm (8 7/8 x 5 1/2"). 202 pp. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing early 20th century turquoise crushed morocco by Bayntun of Bath for C. E. Lauriat of Boston (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with two interlaced rectangular frames of gilt and black, foliate cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments with concentric black and gilt frames, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt French fillet frame and arabesque cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a felt-lined blue buckram slipcase. With 38 engraved plates, 10 in color, comprised of a hand-colored frontispiece portrait (as issued), and 37 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS, all with tissue guards. Spine sunned to olive brown, otherwise a fine copy, the leather lustrous and virtually unworn, the text with almost no signs of use, and the tissue guards preventing the offsetting that frequently affects extra-illustrated copies. This is an attractively bound and extra-illustrated copy of a sympathetic account of an infamous 18th century British royal soap opera. Maria Anne Fitzherbert (1756-1837) was a rich young widow who in 1784 attracted the eye of George Frederick, Prince of Wales, but the devout, convent-educated Catholic refused to become the prince's mistress. A marriage between the two was forbidden by law: no matter the magnitude of her wealth, she was unalterably a commoner, so when the prince escalated the manifestation of his desire with a proposal, she felt obligated to decline. Rejected, the desperate royal attempted suicide, after which Mrs. Fitzherbert was moved at last to surrender, and they were secretly married in 1785. Since the marriage could not be publically acknowledged, society shunned Mrs. Fitzherbert, perceived as she was to be a royal concubine. She tried several times to leave the prince, who inevitably responded with passionate pleas and multiple suicide attempts. She stayed with him only when the Vatican assured her that their marriage was valid. However, George Frederick legally married Caroline of Brunswick in 1794, and eventually our heroine and her prince parted, the relationship definitively ending in 1811, when George assumed the Regency for his mad father, King George III. Our extra illustrations here consist of portraits of the principal players and leading politicians of the day and with views of the various homes occupied by Mrs. Fitzherbert and her royal husband. The well-executed binding has an appropriately antique flavor, as the interlacing frames are reminiscent of Renaissance decoration.

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        Explorations in the Dacota Country, in the Year 1855

      Washington, D. C.: A. O. P. Nicholson, Senate Printer. Good. 1856. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Warren was the head topographic engineer on the "Sioux Expedition" to the Dakota Territory, exploring the Black Hills, Badlands, Missouri River, Platte River, and more. Two maps and barometric profile at rear as called for. Large 1: 600,000 map of the northern Great Plains and Midwest includes the profile and delineates "all the explorations within the limits compassed by it, including those of Major Long, J. N. Nicolet, and Captain Stansbury." 1: 300,000 map shows the locations of American Indian tribes. Modern dark green cloth binding, boards show little discernible wear. Some foxing throughout, a few tears to the fold-out maps along folds and also where they are bound in. Howes W-116, Graff 4546, Wagner-Camp 283. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pp .

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        Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France. Divisé par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communea.

      Paris A Combette 1856 - gest. Tit. ( m. figurativer Bord. ), gest. Tab. u. 100 ( 2 dppblgr. ) grenzkol. Stst.- Karten, folio, HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. ( st. ber., besch. u. best. ). Phililips / Le Gear 3003. - Vierte Ausgabe des erstmals 1847 erschienenen Atlas. - Enthalten sind 1 Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären, Erdteilkarten von Europa, Afrika, Asien und Australien/Ozeanien, 2 Karten des amerikanischen Kontinents ( Nord- und Südamerika ), 1 Frankreich-Gesamtkarte, 86 Departements - Karten sowie 6 Karten der französischen Kolonien. - Das Titelblatt mit Porträts von Karl dem Großen und Napoleon sowie der Darstellung einer Land- und Seeschlacht aus den Kriegen Napoleons von Eugene Duchez. - Die dekorativen Karten sind jeweils von einer Rahmenbordüre eingefasst, die Landschafts- und Ortsansichten, Porträts, Trachten, Handwerk, Landswirtschaft und Produkte des jeweiligen Gebietes sowie Angaben zur Statistik, Wirtschaft, Verwaltung und einiges mehr enthält. - Etwas gebräunt und fleckig, Titel gestempelt. Die Weltkarte unten im Rand mit einigen kleinen, zum Teil alt hinterlegten Einrissen. - Insgesamt ein Atlas mit dekorativem Kartenmaterial. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life in Brazil,

      New York, Harper & Brothers,, - Life in Brazil, or A Journal of a Visit to the Land of the Cocoa and the Palm, with an appendix, containing illustrations of ancient South Amerian Arts, in recently discovered implents and products of domestic industry, and works in stone, pottery, gold, silver, bronze, etc. by Thomas Ewbank, with over one hundred illustrations, New York, Harper & Brothers, publishers, 1856, gr 8°, Olwd. m. goldgerpägtem Titel (verblaßt), 469 S, altersgem. guter Zustand, rare Ausgabe!!! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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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

      Printed for the author and sold by Charles Wilson, London 1856 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF BOSTON, And the Villages of Skirbeck, Fishtoft, Freiston, Butterwick, Benington, Leverton, Leake, and Wrangle; Comprising the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln. Including Also A History of the East, West, and Wildmore Fens, and Copious Notices of the Holland to Haut-Huntre Fen, A History of the River Witham

      Boston: John Noble ... 1856. . 1st Ed. Thick 8vo. xxii + 824pp. 8 plates including 1 folding, double page pedigree, 92 ills. Some light browning, paper split to upper hinge, early gilt lettered remainder? cloth, joints fraying, spine chipped with loss. Pishey Thompson (1785?-1862), antiquary. The above remained the only history of the town for 130 years. US$2475

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        Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker

      Haddam Neck, CT, 1856. 142 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Contemporary calf spine and corners and boards, covers rubbed and soiled, hinges cracked, internally very good. 142 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and prolific Connecticut clan, along with various Clarks, Arnolds, Russels, Seldens, Roots, Brookses, and Buckleys. He also farmed, earned two dollars for "two days work loading stone in the quarry" (respectable pay, when he could buy beef or veal for five cents a pound, pasture his cow for 25 cents a week, pay 65 cents for ten pounds of cheese and 92 cents for a gallon of rum), and supplemented his income in other ways. His major costs were hides for his repair business, and expenses involved in building his house, which he seems to have done largely by himself, except for plastering and the construction of a chimney, at a cost of something over a hundred dollarsAn evocative record of a Nutmeg State craftsman's busy career.

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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

      1856 - (10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches). 2pp. subscribers' list. Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey (vol.I) and William Sharp (vol.II), 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (Lacking half-title to vol.I). Contemporary brown calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines laid down and gilt in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with elaborate decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt 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 thumb-nail 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. Cf. Sabin 33206; cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61; cf. McGrath, p.112; cf. Bennett, p.59. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Karte von dem Herzogthume Oldenburg. Nach der unter seiner Leitung in den Jahren 1835 bis 1850 ausgeführten allgemeinen Landvermessung und den geschehenen Nachtragsmessungen. Maassstäbe 1:200.000 der wahren Länge.

      S.l., J. Becker, 1856 [2. Aufl., mit Nachtragungen und Berichtigungen bis 1869].. Leinenmappe mit Blind- und Goldprägung, 8°, Karte in 16 Segmenten auf Leinen montiert, Kupfertiefdruck, 82x54 cm; -Kanten der Mappe etwas berieben, Papier wenig gebräunt, gutes Exemplar.. Gezeichnet von F. Hennings, die Nachtragungen von H. Francke; Gestochen von F.W. Kliewer in Berlin, die Nachtragungen von P. Bang. Landesvermesser Albert Philibert Schrenck, 1800 - 1877, Schüler von Gauß in Göttingen. Vgl. Bauer/ Knollmann.

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        Mansfield Park. A Novel.

      London: Richard Bentley 1856 - Small 8vo. (iv), 424 pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and richly decorated to the others, endpapers and all edges marbled. Frontispiece and engraved title, both dated 1833. The head of the upper joint neatly repaired, a very good copy.

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        Russisch-Türkischer Krieg 1853-56 (Krimkrieg 1854). 8 Blatt Karikaturen. / 8 cartoons

      1856. 20 x 25 cm loose lithographs, part of a book or magazine.. Rare cartoons about the crimean war, the first European war with strong media reflection ( PUNCH, photographs, books, etc.) Showing also events in Silistria. Die Türken wagten nicht, unsern Uebergang über die Donau, der durch die vortrefflichen Vorkehrungen gesichter war, zu beunruhigen. Der letzte glorreiche Sturm auf Silistria zeigte aufs Neue die Erfolglosigkeit jedes Widerstandes. Leider hat bei dieser Gelegenheit unser Obergeneral Peitschkietwitsch Russiwanzki eine heftige Confusion im Kopf erhalten. Die Bewohner der kleinen Walachei hatten uns so lieb gewonnen, daß Sie uns bei unserm Auszug meist mit ausgezogen sind

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        Goldach-Eisenbahnbrücke, Originaltitel:Eisenbahnbücke über die Goldach (bei Rorschach),

      München 1856 - altkol. Stahlstich, 15x20.7cm, Papier gebräunt,

      [Bookseller: Graphica-Antiqua, Stich-Galerie Osvald]
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        PAPER DOLLS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM

      - DOLLS. (PAPER) PAPER DOLLS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM: A Book for Little Girls. NY: Anson Randolph 1856 (1856). 8vo, flexible green cloth stamped in blind and gold, 22p. + 8 plates, some mends, VG. The text, written for a young girl, is followed by 8 plates (misbound with plate VII repeated twice) designed to be copied to make dolls and clothing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856.. Small 8vo. (xvi), 331, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and richly decorated to the others, endpapers and all edges marbled. Frontispiece and engraved title. Some very mild rubbing to the extremities, a lovely copy. Including a memoir of the author at the start of the volume.

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