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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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... " steadily grew in popularity, and has become a classic of the English language..." and " 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alte Bücherwelt]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Atlas, Einzelunternehmen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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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      - 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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        Piante delle città e Capiluoghi delle Province del Regno Lombardo Veneto. Che mostrano la situazione di principali stabilimenti civili e militari in esse esistenti / Plan der Provinzial Hauptstädte des Lombardisch - Venetianischen königreichs mit augabe der daselbst befindlichen wichtigeren civil und militär etablissements.

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

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        Walker's Expedition to Nicaragua; a History of the Central America War; and the Sonora and Kinney Expeditions, Including All the Recent Diplomatic Correspondence, Together with a New and Accurate Map of Central America, and a Memoir and Portrait of General William Walker.

      New York, Stringer and Townsend, 1856. - Wood-engraved seal of Nicaragua on title page. Frontispiece (wood-engraved portrait with added tint block), vi, [11]-316 pp., large folding hand-colored map. 12?, publisher's black cloth, blocked in blind, spine gilt (some wear). Some browning, scattered foxing; 2-cm. tear in margin of map, which is otherwise in fine condition. Overall in good to very good condition. Signatures in ink of J.T. Williams dated 1858 on front pastedown, front free endpaper, and blank verso of frontispiece. Stamp of Kenneth Williams on blank verso of frontispiece. ---- FIRST EDITION of this "highly partisan defense of the filibusters' regime" (@DAB) in Nicaragua under William Walker. Save for Walker's own @The War in Nicaragua (1860), @Walker's Expedition is the best contemporary account of Walker's life and expedition to Nicaragua in 1855-56. Wells' account carries events up through Walker's election as president of Nicaragua and formal recognition of his government by the United States in June 1856. Walker remained in power for another 10 months. A German translation was published at Braunschweig, 1857.The fine map of Central America bears the imprint of J.H. Colton, New York, 1856, and includes insets of the Isthmus of Panama and "The Nicaragua Route."William Walker (Nashville, Tennessee 1824-1860, Honduras) trained as a lawyer and physician but is famous for filibustering expeditions in which he attempted to establish personal "colonies" where slavery would be established. In 1853 he attempted to set up shop in Baja California and Sonora, but was easily repulsed by the Mexican government. A few years later, he went head-to-head with Cornelius Vanderbilt for control of the lucrative traffic from the Caribbean to the Pacific via Nicaragua - the fastest route for steamships to carry those in the East to the California gold fields.Wells (1826-1876) was born in Boston and lived a life of adventure, first on the high seas and then, beginning in 1849, in California prospecting for gold. Seeking new worlds to exploit, Wells journeyed to Honduras in 1854. The "gold" he found there, though not metallic, was nonetheless remunerative: from 1855 to 1874 he served as sometime consul for Honduras. His @Explorations and Adventures in Honduras was published in 1857. Wells spent the last twenty years of his life in San Francisco and New York, where he worked as a journalist and author when not furthering the economic interests of Honduras and Mexico.---- Howes W256: collating as our copy. Not in Sabin. On Wells, see @Dictionary of American Biography X, 646. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten. Mit zehn vom Verfasser nach der Natur aufgenommenen Ansichten in Tondruck ausgeführt in Holzschnitt von Eduard Kretzschmar.

      Hermann Constenoble, Carl F. Günther,, Leipzig, New York 1856 - Deutsche EA. 2 Bde. Leipzig, New York Hermann Constenoble, Carl F. Günther, 1856. Gr8°. 321 S. / 375 S. O-Percaline. Lesefaden. Kopffarbschnitt. Marmorierter Schnitt. Lesefaden. Seiten teils stockfleckig, die Tafel-Abbildungen jedoch weitgehend sauber. Gut erhaltene Bände. O-Percaline. Lesefaden. Kopffarbschnitt. Marmorierter Schnitt. Lesefaden. Seiten teils stockfleckig, die Tafel-Abbildungen jedoch weitgehend sauber. Gut erhaltene Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Harems du Nouveau Monde. Vie des femmes chez les Mormons. [Female Life among the Mormons. A Narrative of many years' personal experience by the Wife of a Mormon Elder, recently from Utah]. Traduit par B.H. Révoil

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, Éditeurs, 1856. 4to. menor; XII-310 pp. Encuadernación en media piel, de la época, con pérdida en pie de la lomera. Benjamin G. Ferris (1802-1891) un notable abogado de Ithaca, New York, casado con Cornelia Woodcock en 1830, fue nombrado Gobernador del Territorio de Utah por el Presidente Millard Fillmore en el año 1852. Cornelia acompañó a su esposo a Great Salt Lake City la capital del nuevo Estado llamado inicialmente «Deseret», la Nueva Jerusalén en la Tierra de Canaan hallada por Brigham Young, por la época en que la noticia de las arenas de oro de Fort Suttler se convertía en la fiebre californiana y los mormones ya no estaban solos en el desierto. La estancia de ambos en Utah no fue larga, y solamente sabemos que cada cual salió por su lado. Benjamin publicó en 1854 «Utah and the Mormons» y Cornelia con el seudónimo de Maria Ward en 1855 ésta «Female Life among the Mormons», en la que dice intentar mostrar los horrores y abominaciones del sistema de los mormones y la degradación que impone a las mujeres. El traductor Benedict Henry Revoil (1816-1882) que vivió en los Estados Unidos entre 1842 y 1851, supone la presente diatriba feminista anti-mormona escrita por una ex-miembro de la secta, y hace en el Prefacio un detallado resúmen de los avatares de la misma desde el General Bennet y Joseph Smith (1805-1844) hasta su momento.

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        3 autograph letters signed.

      Tripolis and Eden, 1855-1856. - (Large) 4to. Altogether 8 ¾ pp. on 3 bifolia. Three letters to the Prelate in Austro-Hungary, Monseigneur Mislin (1807-78), signed, containing reports of the position of the Lebanese Christians, especially about Youssef Bey Karam (1823-89), a Maronite freedom fighter in Mount Lebanon: "Le Cheik Joseph Caram, sur l'avis qu'il avait reçu de votre Grandeur s'était préparé à faire une brillante réception à leur Altesse Royale le Duc de Brabant et son auguste épouse, il avait mis à contribution tout ce que son pays pouvait lui fournir de ressources matérielles, pour donner à leur Altesse un témoignage éclatant de la vénération qui lui et tout son pays professent pour elles. Après de nombreux préparatifs, ayant appris que leur Altesse n'avait pu exécuter leur voyage au cèdres, sa douleur a été à son comble. Vous connaissez ses instincts pour les devoirs de l'hospitalité; En cette occasion ils s'étaient déployés au delà de tout ce qu'on peut dire. Pendant les dix ou douze jours de son attente, il avait mis plusieurs villages à contributions, pour réparer les chemins trop raboteux et qui pouvaient offrir quelques dangers, il avait aussi envoyé au haut des montagnes ôter la neige tout le long de la route depuis les cèdes jusqu'à l'autre côté du Liban; il avait entretenu pendant plusieurs jours une cinquantaine de cavaliers dans sa maison; il avait acheté et distribué huit quintaux de poudre à tous ses gens armés aux quels il donnait quelque teinture de la manœuvre militaire pour que leurs salves fussent exécutées avec ordre; il avait fait de grands achat de tentures pour tapisser tout l'intérieur de sa maison et ses avenues &.&.&., le tout à ses frais, malgré la maudicité de ses ressources. Son cœur généreux et on ne peut plus désintéressé serait certes loin d'espérer quelque compensation à toutes ces dépenses, il se tiendrait même grièvement offensé sur le point d'honneur, s'il savait que je vous au fait connaître ces détails; c'est donc à son inçu et sur le conseil de quelques uns de ses nombreux amis que je me donne la liberté de vous en entretenir, afin que si vous le jugez convenable, vous portiez ces faits à la connaissance de leur Altesse Royale; votre ami se croirait déjà trop flatté de savoir que sa bonne volonté leur est connue. Le Prince de Jouinville dans son voyage en Syrie l'avait pris tellement en affection qu'il voulait l'emmener à la cour, si l'Auguste sœur de ce digne Prince voulait lui continuer le même intérêt, nous la prierions de vouloir bien obtenir de la porte Ottomane, pour le Cheik Joseph Caram, le titre serait le prix de son parfait dévouement, non seulement pour le servir de leur Altesse Royale, mais encore pour celui de tous les européens qui voyagent dans ces pays et cela depuis un bon nombre d'années, suivant en cela les traces de son illustre Père. Mille pardons, Monseigneur, de la liberté que je prends moi pauvre missionnaire; c'est peut-être un excès de tendresse de ma part" (10 May 1855). - "Le scheik Joseph Caram gouverneur d'Eden, Sgorta, [ ] vient de scavoir l'honorable et précieux souvenir de son Altesse Royale le Duc de Brabant. Cette marque distinguée de la munificence du Prince a été reçue avec de grands transports d'enthousiasme et une pompe vraiment triomphale. On est allé à rencontre de la précieuse epingle, avec le même élan et la même solemnité que si c'eut été son Altesse en personne qui venait honorer ces contrées de sa personne. Le Scheik Joseph ne fait rien à moitié: il a voulu que la foule nombreuse qui faisait cortège au Cadeau Royal, depuis Tripoli, avec chants, musique, salves, tournois, comprit la signification qu'il voulait donner à cette fête. [ ] publiant avec une grande conviction, en face de tous, que tout honneur vient de Dieu et doit retourner à Dieu, que ce n'est qu'en vue de glorifier sa souveraine Majesté qu'on doit accepter la gloire mondaine; que le glorieux Prince qui veut bien condescendre à honorer la personne n'a d'autre dessein dans ses largesses que d'étendre le

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      [New York. ca. 1856].. Twenty mounted oval wet collodion process portrait photographs printed on albumen paper, guarded on old linen, interleaved with tissue. The image size of the portraits measuring approximately 8 x 6 inches. Folio. Bound to style in half black morocco and period dark purple cloth, upper cover with a period mounted label with the date 1856, spine gilt, period marbled endpapers. With Brinckerhoff's trade label mounted on the front pastedown. Very good. These portraits are among the earliest examples of the wet collodion process in America. Brinckerhoff "was among the first to exhibit along with his daguerreotypes, proofs of photographs on paper made from collodion negatives, which led to his being employed in giving instructions to many daguerreotypists, who were flocking to [New York City] for the purpose of acquiring a knowledge of the new art" (Welling). It is believed that Brinckerhoff used Frederick Scott Archer's formula for the collodion process, which he received from John Jabez Edwin Mayall in London in 1853. The wet collodion process was invented by Frederick Scott Archer of England in 1851 and was widely used to produce negatives but also employed in a modified form to produce positives (i.e. ambrotypes and tintypes). As a negative process, a piece of clear glass is coated with a very thin layer of iodized collodion (made from gun- cotton [nitrocellulose] dissolved in ether and alcohol, mixed with potassium iodide). The coated plate is dipped in a silver solution in the darkroom which makes it light- sensitive. After this, the plate must be immediately exposed in a camera. The exposure needs to be completed before the chemicals on the plate have time to dry out - hence the name of the process. After development and fixing, the negative can be printed on any material. Most wet plate negatives, however, were used to make prints on albumen paper. The reason for assembling this album is unclear, though it would seem to have served as a trade catalogue or salesman's sample book to encourage sitters at his studio. A similar album containing twenty- three images was sold in the sale of the famed pioneering collection of Sidney Strober (Parke Bernet, Feb, 7, 1970, lot 18). In the Strober copy the sitters in two of the images are identified, both present here: daguerreotypist and lens maker Charles C. Harrison, and famed Texan Samuel Houston. Prior to establishing his own daguerreian gallery in New York in 1852, Brinckerhoff worked as a daguerreian for Harrison. In 1852-53 he was listed at 383 Broadway, corner of White Street, and lived in Harlem. In 1854-55 he was listed at 505 Broadway and advertised "heliographs" (evidenced by the label on the front pastedown of this album). He was not listed in directories from 1856 to 1860, but appeared in 1860 as a photographer, with no business address, and lived on East 58th Street. Later in his career Brinckerhoff would be the first photographer to devise a method for producing a photographic image directly on a wood block as a guide for the engraver. In the 1860s he would be granted a patent for the improvement of photographic paper. ANTHONY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC BULLETIN, Vol. 12, July 1881, p.224. Welling, PHOTOGRAPHY IN AMERICA, pp.92, 94.

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      Philadelphia; Stereotyped For The Author By L. Johnson & Co.. [1856]. Hardcover. 5616. Original Cloth. 12mo. X, 134 pages. 19 cm. Third edition. Singerman 1437. Dedicated to Rebecca Gratz. Preface to Third edition: ?"The favourable reception which this manual met with on its first appearance induced me to issue, in 5605, a second edition, differing scarcely from the first; […] About eleven years have now elapsed since this book was reissued; and, as it has by degrees found its way into many schools, I now present it in a manner more permanent than before, --the title slightly changed, and with such verbal corrections here and there as a careful revision has pointed out to be needed. The second edition had indeed not been exhausted by the public demand; but, a calamitous conflagration having destroyed the remainder of the same, a new supply had to be provided, to answer any demand which may be made for it; and it is to be hoped that the Catechism in its new form may be the means of an extended usefulness for many years to come. And, in this connection, I cannot avoid stating that it is a gratifying phenomenon that, notwithstanding the indifference which many express towards religion, there is a deep-seated feeling that something ought and must be done to enlighten the youthful mind. Therefore, if any event in my life can afford me some degree of satisfaction, it is the consciousness of having added one contribution, by this unpretending work, to satisfy the demand for information in the ways of the law of God. […] With these few words the Catechism is again offered to the indulgent kindness of the American and British Israelites, in the full hope that it may be of service to those for whose edification it was composed. ?" Subjects: Jewish religious education. Jews - Education - United States. OCLC lists 6 copies. Lightly stained and lightly foxed. Wear to original boards. Good + condition. (SPEC-40-1) .

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

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Minnesota

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1856. Colored folding map, 29? x 23? inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Folder slightly worn and faded. Slight foxing on map. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. While some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the present map omits features that appear on other versions, such as the Sioux reservation in Goodhue and Wabasha counties and Houston county, indicating the present version is among the earlier states.Not in Phillips Maps . Rumsey 1662; Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900 (Minnesota), p.124.

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        The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., Late Envoy to Persia, and Governor of Bombay, From Unpublished Letters and Journals.

      London & Bombay, Smith, Elder & Co., 1856.. 8vo. 2 vols. XII, 538 pp. VI, 631, (1) pp. With engr. portrait. Contemp. red morocco gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.. First edition of this first and foremost account of the life of the Scottish-born diplomat, East India Company administrator, and statesman John Malcolm (1769-1833). Having come to Madras at the age of 13 and quickly advanced himself by his knowledge of Persian and Hindustani, Malcolm was sent to Persia on a diplomatic mission in 1800; among the first agreements he brokered was that with the Imaum of Muscat, whom he pursued on both sides of the Arabian Gulf before securing Great Britain "the friendship, and, if required, the cooperation, of the principal state on the Arabian side of the [...] Gulf" (vol. I, p. 110). He would later be appointed Governor of Bombay. - A sumptously bound red morocco set showing slight rubbing to extremeties; occasional moderate foxing and staining, but well-preserved. - Wilson 115. BM XIII, 1042 (313). OCLC 1591023.

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        The Gardener's Shed/Hollyhocks

      George Baxter Patentee, ., 1856.. 275. Baxter print. Very good condition. Framed size: 44.5 x 57 cm. Size: 26.5 x 37.5 cm. (10½ x 15 inches) Pair of prints signed to the lower left. Baxter stamp and title beneath image. After paintings by V. Bartholomew.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Neapel, 30. III. 1856. - 2 SS. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegelrest. In italienischer Sprache: Empfiehlt dem Maestro Luigi Bonzi in Florenz wärmstens den Sänger Alfons Guercia (1831-1890). - Der Schüler von Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli war von 1827 bis 1830 er in Madrid und anderen Städten Spaniens als Komponist und Dirigent der italienischen Operntheater tätig. Nach Italien zurückgekehrt, wurde er 1833 als Nachfolger von Pietro Generali zum Kapellmeister der Kathedrale von Novara ernannt. 1840 wurde er als Nachfolger Zingarellis Direktor des königlichen Konservatoriums in Neapel, wo er 1870 starb (vgl. MGG IX, 115).

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        Memoire sur le pancreas. In Supplement aux Comptes rendus I (complete volume)

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1856 - [6], 563pp.; Bernard's paper on pp. 379-563. 23 engraved plates, of which 9 illustrate Bernard's paper. 282 x 225 mm. Original paste paper wrappers, printed spine label. First edition of Bernard's definitive monograph which completely reviewed the results of his first major discovery--the function of the pancreatic juice in digestion. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Discovery of the North-West Passage

      London: John Murray, 1856. First edition. Frontispiece, colored folding map & 3 tinted lithograph plates. xix, 405, 24ads pp. 8vo. Original navy cloth, spine gilt, with some very minor wear, plates a little foxed. A fine copy, completely unrestored. First edition. Frontispiece, colored folding map & 3 tinted lithograph plates. xix, 405, 24ads pp. 8vo. THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE. A lovely copy of M'Clure's account of his second search for Franklin which after being separated from the accompanying Enterprise, spent two winters trapped in the ice. The second winter was so severe they had to abandon the Investigator, and were finally rescued by another search for Franklin party coming from the east. The four year eight month journey resulted in the first completed north-west passage. The expedition was led by Richard Collinson on the Enterprise while M'Clure commanded the Investigator. They entered the Arctic via the Bering Strait and hoped to reach Melville Island from the west. The two ships were separated in the Strait of Magellen and never regained contact. "The Investigator was instructed to pass through Bering Strait and to search the Arctic waters from west to east. The first winter was spent in Prince of Wales Strait. Continuing the search as far as Mercy Bay, the ship had to be abandoned in June 1853" (Lada-Mocarski). They were eventually rescued by the crew of HMS Resolute under Edward Belcher's command. The discovery of the M'Clure Strait allowed for the completion of a north-west passage. M'Clure returned to mixed fortunes: he was court martialed for abandoning the Investigator but also received a £10,000 reward for his geographic discovery. The folding map shows M'Clure's route as well as that of Collinson and of John Rae. The plates depict "Position of HMS Investigator on 20th September 1851", "Smoking Cliff at the bottom of Franklin Bay", "Discovery of Princess Royal Island", and "Distant Land of Melvill Island from Baring Land" Abbey, 647; Hill, 1122; Lada-Mocarski, 145; Sabin, 43073; T.P.L., 8507

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        The Plays. Accurately printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone, with Mr. Malone's various Readings. A selection of Explanatory and Historical Notes, from the most eminent Commentators. A History of the Stage, and a Life of Shakespeare, by Alexander Chalmers. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Printed for Longman and Co., Rivington, . 1856. - 8 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf boards with gilt rule, later respined in light calf with twin, red and maroon title labels, and gilt tooling to spines; marbled end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare to volume I. Corners rubbed; a little marking to boards; extremities rubbed. A handsome, sound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Quellen der Natur und ihre Ausbeute für den Dienst der Menschen.

      Schwäbisch Hall und Leipzig, Nitschke (1856).. Mit lithograph. Titel und 8 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. 80 S. OHLwd. mit kolor. lithograph. Deckelbild. 18,5 x 23 cm.. Klotz 717168/33; LKJ IV 517. - Seltenes Anschauungsbilderbuch des württembergischen Pädagogen Franz Sträßle. Die schönen, sorgfältig kolorierten Tafeln zeigen jeweils ein Zentralbild, um das sich mehrere Szenen zum Thema gruppieren. Dargestellt werden u. a. der Wald (Holzverarbeitung), Schafe (Wollverarbeitung, Metzger), Bergbau, Weinbau, Getreide (Müller, Bäcker), Jagd und Geflügel. Dazu ergänzend "erzählend-belehrende Texte, die er für größere Kinder verfasste und die das lesende Kind in Naturgeschichte und Geographie seiner näheren Heimat und der weiten Welt einführen wollten" (LKJ). - Wenig berieben, tls. leicht stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar!

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        Vollständiger Special-Atlas der österreichischen Monarchie. Nebst statistischen Angaben über die neueste politische Eintheilung jedes Kronlandes und karthographischen Orientirungs- Ortsverzeichnissen. Leipzig, Heinrich Hunger 1856. Fol. 23 nn. (gef.) Bll., mit 20 (gef., grenzkol.) lithogr. Karten, etw. späterer Hlwd.

      . . Engelmann II, 724 - Tooley 71- nicht in Phillips.- Sehr seltener Spezialatlas.- Mit einer Übersichtskarte der österr.-ung. Monarchie, einer vierteiligen Ungarnkarte, Karte des Herzogthum Österreich (2 Tle), Mähren, Galizien, Steiermark, Salzburg (Schaup 7.12), einer vierteiligen Böhmenkarte, Kärnten u. Krain, Istrien u. Görz, Karte des lombardisch venezianischen Königreichs (2 Tle.), Tirol u. Vorarlberg.- Titel gestempelt, durchgehend (meist gleichmäßig) wasserrandig, tls. kleine Randläsuren oder Grenzkolorit-Abklatsche, Ebd. wenig berieben.

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        The History of the war with Russia giving full details of the operations of the allied armies.

      The London Printing and Publishing Company 1856 - The London Printing and Publishing Company, London, Circa 1856. Recently Bound in Period 1/4 Red Morocco, Cloth sides and marble end papers. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 3 vols. Volume 1: 383pp, Volume 2: 380pp, Volume 3: 338pp plus 34 pp /chronological of the events of the war & index., .(ca 1855-58) Each volume has full page steel engravings of battle scenes and portraits of military leaders and royals which are very detailed with decorative and illustrated margins, the maps are mostly double page, hand colored, with inset engravings. In modern history no event stands out with so terrible a sublimity, so grim an eloquence, as the late struggle, which has arrayed the most warlike races of two continents on the battle-field, and has absorbed the attention of the world.¿ In addition to meticulously recounting the events directly preceding the war, Tyrrell provides a historical survey of the nations and peoples involved, including the Turks and Russians. Each volume clean and tight with minimal foxing. Text presented in two columns per page and enclosed in double line border. by Henry Tyrrell. Atabey 1255. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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