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        "Graphic scenes in the Japan Expedition ... comprising ten plates, and an illustrated title-page, printed in colors and tints by Sarony & Co."

      New York: G. P. Putnam & Co.. 1856. "Large folio (approx. 20½ x 15""), consisting of a title page, and introduction leaf, and 10 leaves of descriptive text to accompany each of the 10 plates, of which one is a lithograph portrait of Commodore Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, 2 chromolithographs, 7 lithographs printed in 2 colors on India paper and mounted (as issued), original pictorial wrappers with the title enclosed by 8 vignette scenes and an American eagle at the top, the wrappers backed in blue cloth; the whole in the publisher's quarter green morocco lettered in gilt on upper cover; some soiling of the front wrapper and title page a little spotted, but over all very good or better. Bennett, p. 53: ""The plates are very beautiful Japanese scenes and places of special interest, many times finer than the plates in the three-volume regular account of the Perry Expeditionose in the regular account of the Perry expedition."" Heine (1827-1885) was the official artist on Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853- 54. The sketches he produced of the places he visited and the people he encountered there, together with the daguerreotypes taken by his colleague Eliphalet Brown Jr., formed the basis of the official iconograhy of the American expedition to Japan which remains an important record of the country as it was before the foreigners arrived in force. Upon his return to New York in 1855 he published several books: a collection of prints entitled Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition; and the 400 sketches which were included in Perry's official report, as well as his memoirs, Reiss um die Welt nach Japan (Leipzig, 1856). Bennett, p. 53: ""The plates are very beautiful Japanese scenes and places of special interest, many times finer than the plates in the three-volume regular account of the Perry Expeditionose in the regular account of the Perry expedition."" McGrath, American Color Plate Books 123."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Die Insel Mainau und der Badische Bodensee. Mit Berücksichtigung der angrenzenden Gebietstheile.

      Karlsruhe, Müller, 1856.. VIII, 1 Bl., 289 S. Mit farb. lithogr. Titel u. 10 getönten Lithographien v. J.N. Heinemann. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband.. Die Tafeln zeigen Mainau (2), Konstanz, Meersburg, Kirchberg, Überlingen, Ludwigshafen, Frauenberg, Reichenau und Radolfzell. - Alte Widmung auf dem Vorsatz. Wie fast immer sind die Tafeln, meist am Rand, mäßig bis stärker braunfleckig. Der Text ist sauber und gut erhalten. Rücken u. Rückdeckel etw. fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat M.Weiers]
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        The Three-Fold San-Tsze-King; or, The Triliteral Classic of China

      London: David Nutt, 1856 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 19.8*12.4cm, 78p. Title in red and black, some slight spotting, contemporary half red calf. Title: The Three-Fold San-Tsze-King; or, The Triliteral Classic of China, as Issued I. by Wang-Po-Keou, II. by Protestant Missionaries in That Country; and III. by the Rebel-Chief Tae-Ping-Wang. [Hung Hsiu-ch'uan] Put into English, with Notes by The Rev. S. C. Malan. M. A. [Solomon Caesar Malan] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Meine Zweite Weltreise. Erster Theil: London. Das Cap der guten Hoffnung. Singapore. Borneo. Java. / Zweiter Theil: Sumatra. Java. Celebes. Die Molukken.

      Carl Gerold's Sohn,, Wien, 1856 - 2 Bände (von 4) in 1 Band. Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1856. 8°. X, 222, 280 S. Lwd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. RTitel. "Den Holländern in Indien, namentlich den Holländischen Beamten und Offizieren daselbst aus tiefster Erkenntlichkeit gewidmet von der Verfasserin". Sprache: ger/deu Lwd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. RTitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvia Forster]
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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry...Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and His Officers

      New York.: D. Appleton and Company.. 1856.. Black and white engraved plates (steel and wood engravings) and in-text illustrations, 11 folding maps, vii+624pp, index, errata slip bound in, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, decorative gilt embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Rejointed and rebacked with original decorative gilt spine label attached; hinges strengthened. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled; foxing to frontispiece, occasional faint foxed spots to interior, plate opposite page 312 and that page stained (apparently a liquid was spilt over them, but it affects only these two pages and some light and small areas of stain to the fore edge), some faint offsetting, overall good, clean condition. A fascinating collection of images and historical information on the Empire of Japan and adjacent countries at the time of Japan's opening to the West. Amongst the folding maps are a map of Taiwan, and maps of Hakodate and Shimoda harbors. Introductory sections briefly cover "Name, Extent, and Geography", "Origin of the Japanese People", "Government", "Religion", "Natural Productions", etc. Chapters cover "Probabilities of a successful mission from the United States to Japan", "Voyage from the Capes of the Chesapeake to Madeira", "Mauritius, its Discovery", "Singapore", "Arrival at Hong Kong", "Hospitable treatment in Macao", "exploration of Lew Chew", "Visits on the Shore of Japan", "Simoda Temples and Shrines", "Prospects for Christianity", etc. In the introduction, Commodore M.C. Perry states that the work was compiled by "a disinterested third party, who might weave the various materials into a connected narrative of all the important events, uninfluenced by that partiality for his own words or acts..." The folding maps (all in very good condition) are as follows: Chart showing the track of the flagships of the U.S. Japan Expedition to the East.d of the Cape of Good Hope 1853 & 1854; Chart of the Harbor of Napha Lew Chew Is.; Island of Great Lew Chew; Great Lew Chew and its Dependencies; Chart of the Bonin Group of Islands; Map of the Japan Islands; Bay of Yedo; Shimoda Harbor; Chart of the Kuro Siwo or Japan Stream of the Pacific; Hakodadi Harbor; The Island of Formosa. The steel engravings include a sumo match at Yokohama. This is the one volume edition of this momentous expedition, including all included in the narrative section (Volume I) of the original 3 volume edition. .

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        Generalkarte von Central-Europa]., General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Länder. (Und: Fortsetzung der General-Karte des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates).

      (Wien), Militär-Geographisches Institut, 1856 (- ca. 1870). - Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte in 47 auf Leinwand aufgezogenen Blättern und zwei Übersichtsplänen. Erste Ausgabe. - Wurzbach XXIX, 146. - Die General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates von Josef Scheda wurde um 27 Blätter erweitert zur General-Karte von Central-Europa ausgebaut. In der nun wesentlich erweiterten Karte wird das Gebiet von Liverpool bis Barcelona im Westen bis nach Smolensk, Kiew und Odessa im Osten dargestellt. - "Die `General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates` zeichnet sich vor allem durch große Genauigkeit und Plastizität aus. Der gekonnte Stich und die Einheitlichkeit in Konzept und Ausführung verhalfen diesem Werk zu Klarheit und guter Lesbarkeit. Bei der Wiedergabe des Geländes mittels Schraffen gelang es Scheda, den Eindruck von Schablonenhaftigkeit zu vermeiden und eine starke plastische Wirkung zu erzielen." (Austria Picta. Katalog Nr. 44.1). - Jede Teilkarte im Format 56 cm x 50 cm in 6 auf Leinwand aufgezogenen Segmenten mit ornamentaler Randbordüre. - Kaum gebräunt. Vereinzelte minimale Randläsuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5300 Ca. 450 x 300 cm. Lose in OHLdr.-Schuber (etw. bestoßen und beschabt). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
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        Dictionnaire general des Tissus anciens et modernes, Ouvrage ou sont indiquees et classees toutes les Especes de Tissus connues jusqu'a ce Jour sout en France, soit a l'Etranger, notamment dans l'Inde, la Chine, etc., etc., avec l'Explication abregee des Moyens de Fabrication et l'Entente des Matieres, nature et appret, applicables a chaque Tissu en particulier. 8 Textbde. u. 1 Atlasbd.

      Lyon, Lepagnez, 1856-1863; Paris, Savy, 1861 (Bd. 5); Paris, Lacroix, 1867 (Atlas).. Mit 1 Frontispiz u. 136 (richtig 151) Tafeln. Zusammen ca. 3122 S. u. 4 (3 w.) Bl. 8° bzw. 4° (Atlas). HLdr. d. Zt., Rücken goldgepr. bzw. OBrosch, unbeschnitten (Atlas). Textbde. stellenweise berieben u. bestoßen. Tls. etwas fleckig, vereinzelt im Eck geknickt, wenige Blatt mit kleiner Fehlstelle im weißen Rand u. Resten d. OBrosch, Bd. I: Stempel a. Vorsatz; Bd. V: am oberen Kapital unwesentlich defekt; Bd. VII: im Schnitt etwas gestaucht; Bd. VIII: tls. etwas angerändert; Atlas: Brosch. angerändert u. leicht geknittert, tls. mit kleinen Einrissen, Ecken, Ränder u. Rücken mit Fehlstellen, Name a. Deckel. Exlibris. Ränder etwas brüchig, Stempel, Name u. Datum a. Frontispiz (verso), am unteren Kapital durchgehend etwas bestoßen, 1 Blatt mit Riß im weißen Rand, die letzte Tafel im Rand etwas defekt. (4490 Gr.). Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Buchhandlung Held GbR]
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      - Feder in Braun aquarelliert, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 19,5:26,9 cm. Seit 1856 war Venus Schüler der Dresdner Akademie, wo er 1860-1866 Schüler von L. Richter war. Mit seinen Studienkollegen V.P. Mohn (1842-1911), C. Weber und A. Thomas (1834-1887) nahm er an der Studienreise Richters durch Böhmen teil. Auch in den darauffolgenden Jahren besuchte er immer wieder diese Gegend. 1866 und 1868/69 bereiste er Italien, wo er mit Mohn und C.W. Müller (1839-1904) arbeitete. Wegen einer Krankheit starb er bereits mit nur 29 Jahren.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Carpenter's Assistant: Containing a Succinct Account of Egyptian, Grecian and Roman Architecture Also, a Description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite Orders; Together with Specifications, Practical Rules and Tables for Carpenters , and a Glossary of Architectural Terms Revised, Improved and Enlarged with Additions of Rural Architecture; Embracing Plans, Elevations, Grounds, &c of Cottages, Villas, and Farm-Buildings Including New and Valuable Designs for Church Edifices

      New York: Published by Livermore & Rudd. 1856. Hardcover. 148pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, spine decorated in blind with black and green leather labels lettered in gold, marbled edges. Frontispiece and roughly 200 plates of plans, elevations, details, and practical stair-building. Some scattered foxing, short tear to the margin of page 47 not affecting text. A bright, very good+ copy. ; Quarto .

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad]
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        Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author

      Baily Brothers, London 1856 - xii + 439 pp. Title page with presentation inscription from the author's sister: "From Miss Baily, Tavistock Place." Original blind stamped ochre cloth and green endpapers, with the binder's sticker "Westley's, London". Boards have minor wear, spine gilt is faded but still legible, spine head and tail are rubbed and a bit worn. Interior hinges cracked, foxing throughout but particularly at the end and the beginning of the book, sewing showing. A bit shaken but still sound. "One of the earliest and most significant narratives of travel by an Englishman in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, not published till nearly 60 years after the event. As a young man, Baily, who was to become President of the Royal Astronomical Society, traveled from Baltimore to Natchez by riverboat, and returned by land up the Natchez Trace. The narrative is of great importance for its observations on topography, vegetation and the life of the river, including descriptions of all the places he visited, which included Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D. C. , Charleston, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Limestone, Columbia, Cincinnati, Port William, Louisville, Fort Massac, Natchez, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Nashville and Knoxville. On the way he met Daniel Boone and Zebulon Pike." Baily never married and in 1825 he retired to 37 Tavistock Place in London with his sister, Elizabeth Baily, who ran the establishment and offered hospitality to guests while her brother lived, then maintained control of the house until her death fifteen years after her brother's. Baily's friend, Sir John Herschel, the eminent astronomer, wroter the memoir of Baily that preceeds the journal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 439 pages; Signed by Family Member [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
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        Les Secrets de la Cuisine Francaise

      Paris Rue Pierre-Sarrazin, No 14.: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1856 1st ed, VG, 1856. In modern green morocco with contemporary boards, some blind tooling. Spine, gilt titles and tooling. Internally, initials to fpd (CWWW Paris 1858), half title with circular blue stamp of the Ministry of Interior, [4], [2], (iii-iv), [1], 2-438 pp, 45 illustrations by Rouyer, some light spotting and edge browning. A 2nd ed was published in 1859.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)]
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        Meine Zweite Weltreise. Erster Theil: London. Das Cap der guten Hoffnung. Singapore. Borneo. Java. / Zweiter Theil: Sumatra. Java. Celebes. Die Molukken.

      Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1856.. 2 Bände (von 4) in 1 Band. 8°. X, 222, 280 S. Lwd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. RTitel. ger/deu; 1. Aufl.. "Den Holländern in Indien, namentlich den Holländischen Beamten und Offizieren daselbst aus tiefster Erkenntlichkeit gewidmet von der Verfasserin".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvia Forster]
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        Schamyl; or, the Wild Woman of Circassia. An Original Historical Romance

      London: Henry Lea, 1856. First edition, bound from 53 penny parts. Illustrated with 52 woodcuts; [1, ad], [1], 128; 129-256; 257-420 double columns, no general title. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporay quarter calf and marbled boards, binding a trifle rubbed; very good. A late work by Prest; he died a pauper in 1859. Bound in three volumes, unusual for a penny dreadful, as if in imitation of the more respectable literature of the time.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson. 1856. First edition. Two volumes. Original green / blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A very good copy, the cloth only lightly rubbed to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete with no loose pages. Neat ink signature to the top of the title page of volume one and a tiny previous owner?'s ink stamp to the prelims. There is an engraved portrait and vignette title in each volume, four maps (two of which are folding), 18 engraved plates and hundreds of engraved illustrations throughout the text. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Izsledovanija ob iranskich kurdach i ich predkach severnych chaldejach (Forschungen über die iranischen Kurden und ihre Vorfahren, die nördlichen Chaldäer) (3 Bände).

      St. Petersburg, Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1856/58.. VII, 121 Seiten, 1 Blatt; VI, 1 Blatt, 139 Seiten, 3 Blatt, XXXVII, 113 Seiten, bedruckte Original-Broschuren, 24,5 x 16,5 cm,. Einbände leicht angestaubt, noch unaufgeschnitten, innen teils etwas stockfleckig. Russische Erstausgabe des wegweisenden Werkes über das Volk der Kurden, ihre Sprache und ihre überlieferte Literatur von Peter Lerch (1827 bis 1884), Begründer der russischen Kurdologie. Beseelt von einem rastlosen Forschergeist sichtete Lerch die zugängliche Literatur, trat in Kontakt mit in Russland gefangen gehalten Kurden, arbeitet eng mit anderen Orientalisten zusammen (Bernhard Dorn u. a.) und stand in regem Schriftverkehr mit Repräsentanten Russlands im Kaukasus und in Persien. 1857/58 erschienen die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungen etwas gekürzt auch auf deutsch ebenfalls in St. Petersburg (Forschungen über die Kurden und die iranischen Nordchaldäer, 2 Bände).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Letter from W.S. Landor to R.W. Emerson. [Bound after:] English Traits

      [Bath]; London: Published by E. Williams, Circulating Library and News Agent, 42, Milsom Street; G. Routledge, 1856. First edition; and first English edition of the Emerson. Landor: 23 pp. Emerson: iv, 176 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary green cloth, spine label. Very slightly rubbed. Nettled, Landor replies to 'English Traits': Paul Lemperly's Copy With a note about the book from Paul Lemperly, dated 1898, on the front pastedown, noting that the only 250 copies were printed of Landor's Letter to Emerson. The Routledge edition of English Traits was published in August and widely reviewed and commented upon; in it, Emerson gives a brief account of his visits to Landor's villa in Fiesole in 1833. Wise notes that "Landor seems to have been nettled at Emerson's omission to express boundless admiration for his collection of pictures" and records that the Athenaeum reviewed Landor's Letter in the issue for 29 November. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Armée d'Orient, Etat-Major Général 1856 - RO40202890: Env. 300 pages. Dos muet. Bords des plats frottés. 2e plat frotté avec manques en surface. Annotation et tampon municipal (Mairie de Villeneuve-sur-Lot) en 1re page (tachée). Signatures de certification en fin d'ouvrage. 'Soldats! Dans quelques jours vous partirez pour l'Orient. vous allez défendre des alliés injustement attaqués et relever le défi que le Czar a jeté aux nations de l'Occident. (.)' Le Maréchal de Saint-Arnaud, le Général E. de Martimprey. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. 2ème plat abîmé. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 944.07-IIe République et Second Empire, 1848-1870 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Isthme de Suez Journal de l'Union des Deux Mers

      Paris: aux Bureaux du Journal, 1856. Large folding sectional elevation of the Isthmus of Suez (approx. 84 inches in length). Volume 1 (Première Année), Nos. 1-13. Each number with large woodcut vignette headpiece showing the Suez Canal; index at pp. 209-214. [2], 214 pp. 1 vols. Small folio. Recent quarter green calf and nineteenth-century marbled boards. Stamp of Société de Géographie on title. Fine. Scarce Suez Canal Periodical First 13 numbers of this scarce periodical devoted entirely to the Canal project and related subjects; it includes progress reports, bulletins from Egypt on local conditions as they relate to the project, international "faits divers", etc. The sectional elevation (Profil de l'Isthme de Suez) gives important visual detail for this landmark of engineering and international transportation.

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        Les Aventures du Chevalier Jaufre et de la Belle Brunissende

      Paris: Librairie Nouvelle, 1856. First edition. 20 wood-engraved illustrations in two states (CHINA PAPER proofs before letters and thick paper) by Gustave Doré. 139, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Three quarters brown morocco over alligator-skin patterned paper, spine gilt-stamped with an urn and painted flowers, a.e.g. on the rough, one plate loose, with a small gold embossed bookplate. Doré's Jaufry the Knight, with Proofs on China Paper The first edition of Lafon's translation of the 12th-century Arthurian romance of Jaufry the Knight, with 20 wood-engraved illustrations by Doré in two states.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Foxglove Bells: A Book of Sonnets

      Brussels: J.H. Briard, 1856. First edition. viii, 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth gilt, slightly darkened, blind stamped covers, a.e.g. A nice copy overall. Inscribed, With ALS Presentation copy inscribed by Westwood "from the author, Feb. 1861", and with a 4-page ALS dated Oct 28 /63 and addressed "Dear Sir" laid in, discussing a proposed bibliography of the Garlands and other angling matters. "I send you with this a rough copy of the skeleton bibliography of the Garlands, praying you to look it over & add, expunge & correct as you may deem expedient ... I will ask Bohn for Chatto's address." "Westwood produced many poems and published a number of collections but was conscious that they lacked something. In a humorous sonnet entitled 'The Small Poets' he wrote 'Oh for a wizard's sleight ... to turn this swarm of mites into one Mighty!'. However, W. S. Landor remarked that he would have liked to have written Westwood's 'Love in the Alpuxaras'" (DNB). 'The Small Poets' appears on p. 32 of the present work. Westwood, who knew Charles and Mary Lamb and Wordsworth in his youth, lived in west Flanders (Belgium) for much of his later life, and was a pioneering bibliographer of angling. He published the first of his labors in the same year as this inscription, A New Bibliotheca Piscatoria, quickly followed by the Chronicle of the Compleat Angler in 1863. The Bibliotheca Piscatoria of 1883 was written in collaboration of Thomas Satchell. A choice association copy.

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        Untersuchungen über die Verbreitung des Tigers (Felix tigris) und seine Beziehungen zur Menschheit. Ein Sendschreiben an den Herrn Baron A. v. Humboldt

      St. Petersburg, Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften 1856.. 95 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. Gr.-4°. Engelmann, Bibliotheca historico-naturalis 1354; Rohrbacher, Georgien 602. - Sonderabdruck aus den Mémoires de l`Academie Imperiale. - Erste deutschsprachige Monographie über Tiger. - Johann Friedrich von Brandt (1802-1879) war seit 1831 Professor der Zoologie in St. Petersburg. - Umschlag gestempelt, mit kl. Läsuren, hintere Decke mit Eckabriss. Rücken überklebt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Numismata Hellenica: A Catalogue of Greek Coins Collected by... [bound with] A Supplement to

      London: John Murray, 1856-9.. Two volumes in one. 4to. viii, 67, (1), 156, (1), 165, (1) 80, (2), 3, (1), 5, (1), 40; vi, 189, (1) pp. Original plum cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, which has been expertly rebacked preserving the original, discreet bookseller's ticket of Blackwell's of Oxford to the foot of the front pastedown. 3 plates, 1 folding map and a small "scale of sizes" tipped in at the front. Spine faded, a very good copy. The author is mostly known for his travels and accomplished writings on the topography of Greece and Asia Minor. A true Philhellene, he compiled a rich and extensive collection of antiquities including marbles, bronzes and coins from the region, the last of which are recorded here. Leake's various collections were founded on items found during his voyages in the region, but he also bought extensively in the London auction rooms of the day, acquiring coins from some of the great coin collections. On his demise his collections were sold off, the marbles to the British Museum and the coins and many of the other antiquities to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This copy is complete with the supplement published three years later. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Zeemans-Woordeboek Een verklaring der woorden by de scheepvaart en den handel in gebruik en een opgave der algemeene wetsbepalingen daartoe betrekkelijk en der spreekwijzen daaraan ontleend etc.

      - 1856 Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, eerste editie, hardcover 283 blz. Boek in goede staat. Zeldzaam! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: nautiek]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 29. VIII. 1856.. 2 SS. 8vo.. An den Dichter Arnold Schlönbach: "Seit dem 9ten d. M. habe ich bereits Stuttgart den Rücken gekehrt um hier der Aufführung unseres Oratoriums [d. i. "Das verlorene Paradies" nach John Milton] zu leben, es thut mir daher leid, Sie dort nicht bewirthen zu können, was ich gewiß mit dem größten Vergnügen gethan hätte. Einen Chor möchte ich jetzt sehr gerne schreiben, wenn ich einen mir entsprechenden Text fände & er mich nichts kosten würde, da ich, seitdem ich nicht mehr die Pension vom Russischen Hofe beziehe, der ärmste aller Musikanten bin; ob ich 1856 einen uneigennützigen Literaten finden werde bin ich neugierig, viel Hoffnung habe ich nicht [...]". - Das ehemalige Wunderkind Rubinstein - sein erstes Konzert gab er mit neun Jahren in Moskau, von seinem 13. Lebensjahr an genoss er keinen Klavierunterricht mehr - hatte schon 1841 eine erste Konzertreise nach Westeuropa unternommen, bis 1849 lebte er vornehmlich in Wien und Preßburg. "An der Grenze des russischen Reiches geboren, einer Familie zugehörig, in der sich deutscher Kultureinfluß stark bemerkbar machte, kehrte Rubinstein im Laufe seines Lebens immer wieder zu längerem Aufenthalt nach Westeuropa zurück: 1854-1858, 1867-1886 lebte er als gefeierter Konzertpianist, als Dirigent und anerkannter Komponist im Westen" (MGG XI, 1043). 1859 zählte Rubinstein zu den Begründern der Russischen Musikgesellschaft, die 1862 das erste russische Konservatorium aus der Taufe hob; Rubinstein wurde dessen erster Direktor. Auch in den USA erzeugte er größte Wirkung mit den monumentalen Zyklen seiner "Historischen Konzerte".

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      [Various locales. 1856-1858].. [165]pp. Two volumes. Matching three-quarter cloth and limp paper boards. Some scuffing and minor soiling. Tape reinforcement to front hinge of first volume. Very good. Paul Shirley was appointed to the Navy on July 25, 1839, and achieved lieutenant almost fifteen years to the day later, on July 24, 1854. Ships under his command were responsible for some important captures in the Pacific theater during his career. While in command of the CYANE of the Pacific squadron, he captured the pirate cruiser J.M. CHAPMAN in 1863. While in charge of the SUWANEE he took the pirate steamer COLON at Cape Saint Lucas, Lower California, thereby saving two mail steamers that would have been captured. Subsequently, he commanded the flag ship PENSACOLA during 1867-8 and the INDEPENDENCE at Mare Island, California in 1869-70. His time serving as a lieutenant on the USS SUSQUEHANNA in the late 1850s is the focus of the current manuscript. This diary, dated from Mar. 31, 1856 to May 22, 1858 and written entirely in pencil, covers the commissioning of the SUSQUEHANNA and its deployment to Key West; to San Juan, passing through various Caribbean ports of call including Cuba and Jamaica; and on to the Mediterranean Sea, spending considerable time in Italy, specifically Genoa, Palermo, and Naples; to London to assist in the laying of the first telegraph line, where Lt. Shirley met Samuel Morse, then onto other parts of England, Wales, and Ireland; from England to America; back to the Mediterranean when the cable broke after laying 335 miles of wire; then back to San Juan and Key West; finally to New York where he left to visit his family in Philadelphia. The first entry of the diary opens with "I received orders to report for duty on board of the U.S. Steam Frigate Susquehanna, fitting out at Philadelphia for a cruise in the Mediterranean." Lt. Shirley continues throughout in a clean and easy style, obviously a man of education and intelligence with a keen eye for observation and insightful commentary. An entry on Oct. 2, 1856 gives an account of Shirley's struggle with the current political state of the country, a prescient entry considering what would erupt just five years later, and a sad reminder of how the Civil War divided loyalties in unclear and painful ways: "Received letter intelligence from home - Things look equally in a political way at home, what is to be the result of the insane & unholy war that the North are waging against the South is not in the power of man to tell; but it certainly looks to the rupture of our glorious Union, I think. Oh the political insanity and folly and wickedness of the Black Republicans in acting the part they do. God preserve my Country, I pray. Many years of my life have I devoted to the service of my country, but it is no long a foreign enemy we dread, the enemy is at home. As long as there is a party to sustain the Federal Government, I will be found with it, but if matters come to the worst, I will shoulder my Rifle and offer up my life in defense of the South, not simply because she is 'The South,' but because her cause is just, and I am one of her sons." Just over a month after Shirley's entry regarding the division within the country, on November 20, he celebrates the 1856 election news, writing: "Got the glorious news of the Election of Mr. Buchanan, by the people, to the Presidency; over the sectional, aggressive, unconstitutional and unscrupulous Black Republicans; their dirty banner is trailed in the dust, and deservedly so, for it was not national enough to wave over the whole country - well done for the democracy." He then notes the tally of electoral votes for each candidate (Buchanan, Fillmore, and Fremont) in both the official vote and then onboard his own vessel. Buchanan won in both instances. Ironically, for all of his vitriol against the Republicans, Shirley ultimately served as a Union commander during the Civil War. He took command of the SUWANEE in January 1865 with the primary mission of capturing or destroying the CSS SHENANDOAH. It was an unsuccessful endeavor, and the SUWANEE wrecked off of British Columbia in 1868. Lt. Shirley's diary is filled with details about his travels through various locales, celebrates his own thirty-sixth birthday and the fourth birthday of his son, participates in courts martial proceedings, witnesses a boat race, and even keeps a list of letters he's written and an accounting of his wages. On Sept. 15, 1856, he laments that he has not heard from his wife and two sons in Philadelphia, writing that it has been four months since he "has heard a word from them." Just two weeks later, he would get some relief, when their supply ship brought letters from home. Lt. Shirley's interests extended to art and history, and many of his entries describe the museums he visited in Europe and England. Also, his entries talk about the culture in Europe and the acquaintances he met there. He often attends church in the various places he visits. In an entry in July 1857, Shirley praises the religious people of England when he writes, "The religion of the English people helps to make them the great nation which they undoubtedly are." He detested the West Indies because of its hot weather and people and was very disappointed when their vessel received orders to return there from the Mediterranean. His dread and disappointment were justified when upon returning, crew members started to become ill and die with "Yellow Jack,?" the contemporary name for Yellow fever. The first man died on Mar. 23, 1858. The number of sick increased to ninety cases by April 4. On April 6, a British ship came alongside the SUSQUEHANNA, and took eighty-five crewmen to the Royal Marine Hospital. Two days later, the ship took on a crew of "negroes for Linemen, Coal Heavers & servants" to make up for all those crew members lost to the fever. Then, despite a recommendation that the ship be abandoned because of its high level of sickness, the SUSQUEHANNA received orders to sail for New York where they subsequently stayed at quarantine near Staten Island. After three days, the ship was ordered to Boston and the crew sent to a quarantine hospital. Lt. Shirley was released from the hospital on April 21, and returned to Philadelphia "where I found my wife & my darling Boys quite well and happy to see me." The joy would not last long. Unfortunately, his oldest son took sick several days later and eventually died in his arms. The last few entries in his diary detail the final days and moments of his son?'s life, and the anguish Shirley suffered during this sad time: "Alas on Thursday morning 20th of May at 8:15 A.M. my darling Boy died, with his little fingers clasped round each of my hands, and looking up in my face, perfectly conscious to the last moment of his life, not a line of his face changing, he expired. I talked to him, and received his last breath. Oh God Oh God receive into thy bosom the soul of my departed child, and grant that after this weary life is over I may be with him again...Buried my little darling in Glenwood Cemetery, the flowers and green grass were looking beautiful and birds were singing over his grave. His little coffin was filled with white rose beds, Lilly of the Valley, Heliotrope and white Lilacs." An excellent personal record of one naval officer's exploits in numerous exotic locations during a somewhat calm period for the United States military before the storm of the Civil War, but one that saw them assisting with interesting projects such as the construction of the first telegraph line.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Brooklyn, New York: [Fowler and Wells], 1856. Second edition, with an additional 20 poems not published in the 1855 edition. Frontispiece portrait. [1] f. (blank), pp. [i]-iv, [5]-384, [1, advertisement (verso blank)], [1] f. (blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Original green cloth, spine stamped with leafy title and the celebrated Emerson quote in gilt, upper board titled in gilt within ornamental border in blind, lower board in blind. Fine, fresh copy, with just a few minute spots of rubbing at corners. In a custom green half morocco clamshell box. "I celebrate myself ..." A Fine Copy of the Second Edition of Leaves of Grass A fine copy of the second edition of Leaves of Grass. As well as the additional poems, Whitman has included a final section of Correspondence and Review, called "Leaves-Droppings," beginning with the famous letter from Emerson containing the salutation "I greet you at the beginning of a great career ..." which Whitman had rather boldly stamped on the spine of the original binding. The Christian Examiner of November, 1856, was not amused, and wrote: "... Thus the honored name of Emerson, which has never before been associated with anything save refinement and delicacy in speech and writing, is made to indorse a work that teems with abominations."

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        Lake Ngami; or Explorations and Discoveries during four years wanderings in the wilds of South Western Africa.

      London Hurst and Blackett Publishers First edition 1856 - Thick 8vo. xviii, 545pp. With a folding linen back map and numerous illustrations including lithographs and wood engravings, representing sporting adventures, subjects of natural history, devices for destroying wild animals etc. In maroon half morocco with raised bands recently rebacked. A handsome volume. Some light internal foxing and spotting but essentially a very good copy of this classic African hunting book. Scarce.

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        Memoires touchant la vie et les ecrits de Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Dame de Bourbilly, Marquise de Sevigne De notes et d'eclaireissements par C.A. Walckenaer et M. Aubenas.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1856-80.. 6 Bände. 19 x 13 cm. Dekorative blaue Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Kopfgoldschnitt und eingebundenen Original-Broschuren.. 1 Band in der 1., 2 in der 3. und 3 Bände in der 4. Auflage. - Unbeschnitten, Exlibris. - Bünde teilweise leicht berieben. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativen Halbmaroquinbänden.

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        Les Phenomenes et les Curiosites de la Nature

      1856. CURIOSITIES OF NATURE. Les Phenomenes et les Curiosites de la Nature. Text by Munerelle. 158 pp. Illustrated with 37 hand-coloured and chromolithographic plates after Lemaitre. 4to., 292 x 230 mm, bound in publisher's blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth, a.e.g.. Strassbourg: Derivaux, 1856. A near-fine copy of this chromolithographic book illustrating dramatic climatic events. The text is entirely printed in blue ink throughout. The chromolithographs are printed by the Strasbourg lithographer E. Lemaitre. The subject matter for the colour plates is meant to record the sensational; scenes include: floods, earthquakes, typhoons, avalanches, volcanoes, tidal waves, etc. The remainder of the plates depicts the curiosities of nature such as: the glacial source of the Rhine, the grotto of Fingal, a natural stone bridge in Virginia, Chimborazo in the Andes, the Nile River, a few of them quite bizarre. Among other striking images are: Niagara Falls, Mount Vesuvius, an avalanche in the Alps and the Aurora Borealis. Very scarce. Gumuchian 4546.

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        The Maritime Flags and Standards of all Nations

      1856. FIGSBEE, Alphonso. The Maritime Flags and Standards of all Nations. 4 pp text and 64 plates. 8vo., original wrappers, in a new half morocco folding box. New York: A Ranney, 1856. |~||~||~||~| A scarce little book, of which OCLC lists only 5 libraries with copies of the book. The color plates of the flags are somewhat primitive, but nevertheless quite charming. Covers with some wear, but in a nice unsophisticated state.

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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 Verita. 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.

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        The Maritime Flags and Standards of all Nations

      1856. FIGSBEE, Alphonso. The Maritime Flags and Standards of all Nations. 4 pp text and 64 plates. 8vo., original wrappers, in a new half morocco folding box. New York: A Ranney, 1856.A scarce little book, of which OCLC lists only 5 libraries with copies of the book. The color plates of the flags are somewhat primitive, but nevertheless quite charming. Covers with some wear, but in a nice unsophisticated state.

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

      London: John Murray, 1856. Further information: by J. P. Ferrier ; translated from the original unpublished manuscript by William Jesse ; edited by H.D. Seymour. A very nice copy indeed, professionally re bound in a tasteful green half leather and marble style boards. Gilt embelished spine. Fitted with new end papers and pastedowns. There are some neat pencil notes within a small amount of the text, which personally I believe, in this example adds to the volume as the notes are believed to be those of Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Edmund Boteler Burton, Indian Army - 17th Bengal Cavalry. 1861-1942.. These are easily removed however. p.xii, 534, frontis, 2 further plates, very good folding map to rear. A nice example.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall.

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        Two Part Tinted Lithograph Panorama of the City of Mutsamudu (Anjouan) Titled:] Vue de Moutsamoudou, Ville Principale de L'Ile D'Anjouan.

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1856 - Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1856-1857]. Two part tinted lithographs, each ca. 45x30 cm (18x12 in). With a library blind stamp in blank margin, but overall very good lithographs. "Mutsamudu is the second largest city in the Comoros, founded in 1482. It is also the capital and largest city on the island of Anjouan" (Wikipedia). Plate #28 a & b from Voyage à la côte orientale d'Afrique exécuté pendant les années 1846, 1847 et 1848 par le brick Le Ducouëdic sous le commandement de M. Guillain. "Charles Guillain visited the Indian Ocean coasts of Africa and the Portuguese settlements in India aboard the Du Couedic between January 1846 and May 1849. He was appointed member of a commission in 1858 to investigate new possibilities of French emigration to the colonies, and governor of New Caledonia in 1861" (Sothebys). Guillain's Documents sur l'Histoire is also one of the only sources for the travels of Eugene Maizan (1819-1845), "Possibly the first European to penetrate East Africa., Maizan proceeded as far as the district of Deje-la-Mhora, on the Uzaramo plateau about 80-150 kilometers from the coast, when he was set upon by Mazangera tribesmen under sub-chief Hembe, and bound to a calabash tree and savagely murdered., [Guillain's Documents sur l'Histoire is] considered the finest account of East Africa for the period" (Howgego 1800-1850, M6). Guillain "sailed down the Indian Ocean coast and went ashore at Mogadishu, Marca, and Baraawe, penetrating some distance inland and collecting valuable geographic and ethnographic information" (Encyclopaedia Britannica Online); Gay 236; Hess & Coger 272; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 280.

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        Mammoth musical exercises

      1856. AMERICAN MUSIC. Mammoth Musical Exercises: or, Musical Diagrams for the Singing Class, Designed to save Teachers much Labor at the Blackboard. By Lowell Mason. 60 ff. of printed music. Elephant folio, 615 x 515 mm, bound in contemporary American marbled boards with new brown calf spine and corners. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856.Grand-scale printing of this exceedingly rare American musical specimen. This nineteenth-century American musical printing was issued by the man known as the "father of American music" and the "father of American church music." His most famous composition is probably "Nearer My God, to Thee."Lowell Mason (1792-1872) instituted a program for music education in Boston public schools, which was widely copied around the country. His other great accomplishment was transforming American church music from a practice of having professional choirs and accompaniment to congregational singing accompanied by organ music. This massive tome, published by his sons, was intended to be used in school classrooms. It was printed in a grand scale so that it could be seen from a distance. The size, and the fact that it was heavily used, has resulted in very few surviving copies. The upper outer corner of the margins are missing a small piece, but the overall condition is exceptional for this type of fragile publication.

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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 Niccolo 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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        Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers

      1856. ROGERS, Samuel. Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers to which is added Porsoniana. x, [2], 355 pp. Illustrated with over 40 plates, many of which are hand-coloured. 8vo., bound in full red morocco, five raised bands, spine compartments richly gilt, gilt decorative borders on inside and outside covers, silk doublures and endpapers, a.e.g., by Root & Son, London. London: Edward Moxon, 1856. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition, Extra-Illustrated; most of these are portraits of the personalities featured in the book, including Alexander Pope, Dr. Samuel Johnson, John Dryden, and Oliver Cromwell, among others. A skilled author in his own right, Rogers is one of the few people to have turned down the poet laureateship. However, he is best remembered for being a nucleus of the London literary scene for the first half of the nineteenth century. He regularly hosted breakfasts and dinners for famous intellectuals at his house in Westminster, right by St. James Park. At these meals his guests were entertained with many of the anecdotes contained in this work. Rogers' legendary wit shines through in this invaluable historical document. Some foxing to plates, otherwise in fine condition. PROVENANCE: Harry F. Marks, Bookseller, with bookplate.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("FGrützmacher").

      Leipzig, 28. XI. 1856.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An den Cellisten und Komponisten Georg Goltermann mit der Mitteilung, daß Rinz ihm nicht "die Partitur und Stimmen Ihrer Ouverture" übergeben, sondern sie direkt an Goltermann schicken wolle: "[...] Ihr Violoncell-Konzert, welches mir sehr gefällt und aus welchem sich viel machen läßt, spiele ich jedenfalls im Laufe dieses Winters noch im Gewandhause. Gern hätte ich es schon bei meinem ersten diesjährigen Spielen gewählt, jedoch war es der ausdrückliche Wunsch des Directoriums, daß ich das Concert v. Molique spiele [...]". - Friedrich Grützmacher erhielt ersten Musikunterricht bei seinem Vater Friedrich, einem Kammermusiker. Danach wurde er im Cellospiel bei Karl Drechsler und in Musiktheorie und Komposition bei Friedrich Schneider ausgebildet. Seit 1849 Erster Violoncellist des Leipziger Gewandhausorchesters und Lehrer für Violoncello am dortigen Konservatorium, wechselte er 1860 als Kgl. Kammervirtuose nach Dresden, wo er als Mitglied des Hoforchesters, zwischenzeitlich zum Kgl. Prof. und Hofrat ernannt, bis zu seiner Versetzung in den Ruhestand (1902) blieb. "Grützmacher galt als einer der hervorragendsten Cellisten seiner Zeit und war ein produktiver Komponist und gesuchter Pädagoge [...] Grützmacher schrieb eine 'Hohe Schule des Violoncellspiels' (1891) und komponierte Vortrags- und Übungsstücke für Violoncello, Orchesterwerke, Kammermusik, Klavierstücke und Lieder" (DBE). - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und etwas fleckig.

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        The Plays. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens, and Edmund Malone, with Mr. Malones 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.

      London, Longman and Co. u.a., 1856.. New edition. 8 vols. 22 x 15 cm. Frontispiz, insgesamt ca. 3700 S. Lederbände der Zeit mit reichster floraler Rückenvergoldung, Deckelbordüre sowie Kanten- und floraler Innenkantenvergoldung, zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und marmoriertem Schnitt.. Vorsätze braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten und sauber.

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        Ann Sarah Davis (Toronto) four legal documents relating to her deceased husband (Robert Davis) and her inheritance issues as a women in 1856

      1856. No binding. A superb original collection of four legal documents demonstrating both the extremely limited and legally managed rights of women in the mid 19th century in Upper Canada. Starts with UK laws and legal procedure (first document) and links back to the legal elite in Toronto in 1856 (other 3 documents). It was not unusual for women to "give up their legal rights" but what is very unusual is to have 4 original historical documents demonstrating this as we offer here. The highly positioned UK legal Sir John Jervis, Toronto lawyers of the Robinsons in particular ( George William Allan, Walker Gibson Cassels in general) with their signatures, made sure women's legal poor rights were enforced where necessary. Lots more research opportunity with these!1st document: 8-1/2 x 9-1.2 inches on parchment.2nd document: 9-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches on parchment3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment 1st document: 8-1/2 x 9-1.2 inches on parchment. I, the Right Honorable Sir John Jervis Knight, Lord Chief Justice of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, DO, by virtue of the Statue in the case made and provided appoint James Lukin Robinson, George William Allan, Walker Gibson Cassels and Thomas L Jali? all of Toronto West Canada Esquires or any two of them Special Commissioners, to take the acknowledgement of Ann Sarah the wife of Robert Davis now residing in Toronto aforesaid Esquire of any deed by which it is intended to pass the interest of her the said Ann Sarah as a Married Woman, pursuant to the Statute 3rd and 4th William IV. cap 74. AND I DO ORDER and DIRECT that the commission shall be executed and returned to the proper Officer of the Court, on or before the fist day of April 1856. (signed) John Jervis?? Victoria black stamp?2nd document: 9-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches on parchment. These are to certify that on the thirteenth day of May in the Year One Thousand eighteen hundred and fifty six before us James Lukin Robinson of the City of Toronto in the County of York and Province of Canada and Walter Gibson Cassels of the same place two of the commissioners specially appointed pursuant to An Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled, "an Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the Substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance," for taking the acknowledgement of any deed by Ann Sarah the wife of Robert Davis now residing in Toronto West Canada Esquire appeared personally the said Ann Sarah the wife of the said Robert Davis and produced a certain (initialed change) deed roll marked A bearing date the thirteenth day of (initialed change) May, One Thousand eighteen hundred and fifty six and under the hands and seals of the said Robert Davis and Ann Sarah his wife and acknowledged the same to be her act and deed: And we do hereby Certify, that the said Ann Sarah Davis was at the time of her acknowledgement the said deed of full age and competent understanding, and that she was examined by us apart from her husband, touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed, and that se freely and voluntarily consents to the same. Signed J. Luke Robinson and Walter Cassels.3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment Eward Shortiss, Notary Public document confirming James Lukin Robinson and John Beverly Robinson (the younger) has the authority to administer the Oaths at the City of Toronto, dated and sealed May 1856.4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment. Ann Sarah Davis acknowledged that: 1) She is the wife of Robert Davis, that she is of the full age of 21 years, and that she is of competent understanding.2) by signing the document she acknowledged that she will "pass her estate" 3) J. Lukin Robinson inquired of her if she intended to give up her interest in the estate, with no provision made for her in lieu thereof, and she declared that she intended to give up her interest in the estate. Robinson acknowledged that he would receive no gain or monetary compensation as a lawyer/agent/law clerk &c, by acting on her behalf in making this inquiry and filling out this declaration.The estate is noted at the bottom of the document as comprising "the manors, messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the will of John Hopkins Dare, deceased." Sir James Lukin Robinson, 2nd Baronet was a barrister of the Middle Temple while in London. John Beverly Robinson was the second eldest of these, his elder brothers. Sir James Lukin Robinson, Bart., who succeeded to the title of his father, holds a position in Osgoode Hall. Sir John Beverley Robinson, 1st Baronet , was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada. He was a leading member of the Family Compact and of the Tory party of Upper Canada and chief justice of Upper Canada for 33 years (1829-1862). In 1812 Robinson received a commission under Gen. Sir Isaac Brock and was present at the capture of Ft. Detroit and at the battle at Queenston, where Brock lost his life. From late 1812 until the end of the war in 1815, Robinson was the acting attorney general of Upper Canada, and for much of this period he was the only crown officer in the province. Though often given to defending the status quo in political and social matters, Robinson acted in most cases with logic and common sense. A man of presence and of marked ability, he served the people of the colony ably for many years. He died at his home, Beverley House, in Toronto on Jan. 31, 1863. quoted from Your Dictionary BiographySir John Jervis was a Law Reformer, Author and Statesman. He introduced the Indictable Offences Act to English law. In 1848 he drafted three bills to reform the criminal and civil roles of a Justice of the Peace in England and Wales. One of these, The Indictable Offences Act, included the famous caution "You are not obliged to say anything unless you desire to do so, but whatever you say will be taken down in writing and may be given in evidence against you

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        Le Passe-temps, journal hebdomadaire, tête de collection du n°1 du 3 mai 1856 au n°611 du 20 février 1864

      Originale.Reliures Edition half black sheepskin, flat spines decorated with fillets stamped cold, cover pages of handmade paper, binders époque.Nombreuses the contributions of Alexandre Dumas (The Page of the Duke of Savoy and Memoirs a policeman), Emile de Nangis, Henry Kock, Paul de Kock, Jules Janin, Charles Maquet, Luc Chardall Frank Munzel, Elie Berthet, Louis Chazerain Leon Beyne, Adrien Robert, Victor Percival, A. Gondrecourt, E. Gonzales, E. Bazard Xavier Montépin Ms. Ancelot Beauvallet Leon E. Douzens Gustave Aimard, Marquis of Foudras Edward Devicque Louis Digy Philibert Audebrand Albert Blanquet, Mortonval Paul Duplessis.Ce newspaper will end 1893.Chaque number of features a beautiful woodcut on the front page and other text in. At the end of each issue we find the "contemporary slippers" which describes through the years almost all the personalities of the time. Tables of contents and index of manuscripts pasted on contreplats biographies of each rare volume.Très set of this popular newspaper in a remarkable state of preservation. Le Passe-Temps, Ernest Bazard Paris 1856-1864 22,5x32cm 8 volumes reliés

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