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        The Landscape Album

      New York: Leavitt and Allen. (1856-1861). Friendship book. Octavo. Full red decorated morocco, all edges gilt. Illustrated with black and white prints of landscapes. Some foxing, one page loose, covers worn with part of spine missing. Owned by Mary Low, this friendship book (sort of like a school yearbook) is inscribed by over forty people, with poems, brief messages of friendship, or religious verse. Some of the people who wrote in the book were Low's family and friends. A majority were her fellow students at the Ladies Collegiate Institute, a short-lived, all-female college in Worcester, Massachusetts. The president of the institute, Werden Reynolds (elected in 1859) also signed the book. The Ladies Collegiate Institute was incorporated in 1854 and opened in 1856. It was located in Davis Hall, which was built in 1852 by the architect Elbridge Boyden, who would later design Worcester's St. Paul's Cathedral. From 1852 to 1854, the building housed the Worcester Medical College. In 1855, the Ladies Collegiate Institute took over the property, only to close in 1860-1861. A nice souvenir of a short-lived enterprise, one of the early educational institutions dedicated to women's higher learning. .

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        Map Showing the Extant of Surveys in the Territory of Utah

      Philadelphia: Lith. of P.S. Duval & Son, 1856. Map [82 cm x 45 cm] Uncolored lithographic map. Very good. Vertical and horizontal folds (as issued) with one small hole at the center fold. This map shows the drainage and surrounding valleys of the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. The named valleys are: Hansel Spring, Blue Spring, Malade, Bear River, Cache, Cedar, Jordan, Tuilla [Tooele], Rush, Tintic and Young. This map also locates and names the settlements of this section of the Wasatch Front: Box Elder [Brigham City], Ogden Hole [North Ogden], Centerville, Farmington, Great Salt Lake City, Herriman, Willow Creek [Draper], Lehi, Mountainville [Alpine], Battle Creek, [Pleasant Grove], Provo, Payson, and Summit Creek [Santaquin]. Published as part of the 34th Congress, 3rd Session, Senate Ex. Document Number 5. Moffatt 44.

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        Dizionario del dialetto veneziano. Seconda edizione aumentata e corretta aggiuntovi l'indice italiano Veneto gi? promesso dall'autore nella prima edizione

      Venezia : Tip. di G. Cecchini, 1856, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFinely bound with a marching modern leather spine. Raised bands. The original boards and gilt-blocked leather spine label have been retained. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubed, with some surface scuffs and scratches. Provenance: From the library of William Sterling Maxwell with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. This coat of arms is also blind-stamped to the front panel. Scattered foxing around prelims., with slight marginal yellowing evident. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 824 pages; Physical description: 824, 152 p. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Italian language -- Dialects -- Italy -- Venice. Genre: Dictionary / Reference. Language: Italian. Notes: Venetian vignette to title page.

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Parsons, William, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800-1867). Astronomer who named the Crab Nebula and discovered the spiral nature of some galaxies; builder of the Leviathan 72-inch telescope, the largest telescope in the world until the early 20th century. 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        Jefferson Davis, as Secretary of War, requires officers to pay their enlisted servants - an ironic piece in light of the nature of Davis' personal servants

      "Letter Signed, ""Jeffer: Davis,"" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.75"", Washington, July 2, 1856, to Lt. Horatio Gates Gibson at the Presidio in San Francisco. Light horizontal mailing creases, else very fine condition.""Your letter of January 26 was duly received, claiming that the per diem allowed to soldiers serving in California by the Act of Sept 28 - 1850- would be taken as forming part of the 'pay' of the soldier in computing the commutation allowed for officer[']s servant. In reply I have to say that this question was raised soon after the passage of the Act and decided against the claim upon grounds which appear to me to be sound and the construction then given to the Act cannot now be disturbed."" Horatio Gates Gibson, a Maryland native, graduated from West Point in 1843 and served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery through the start of the Civil War. As captain in the 3rd U.S. Artillery, Gibson served with distinction at Williamsburg and at Antietam, for which he was brevetted Major and Lieutenant Colonel respectively. In 1863, he became Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery, serving with that regiment until the end of the war, whereupon he returned to the 3rd U.S. Artillery (as a Major). He remained with the 3rd U.S. Artillery until his retirement as a full Colonel in 1891. "

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        Blick von einer Anhöhe auf Ort und See, im Vordergrund der Bahnhof und Hafen, im Hintergrund Thurgauer Hügellandschaft.

      . Farblithographie von Jacottet nach Federle, um 1856, 16 x 26,5 cm.. Der Bodensee in alten Ansichten 1.8. - Seltene und gesuchte Ansicht; breitrandig und frisch erhalten.

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        Chester A. Arthur annotated book: President, and apparent poet, adds a verse to conclude Whittier's poem, "Maud Muller"

      "Autograph Manuscript, accomplished in pencil on page 12 of an illustrated version of John G. Whittier's 1856 poem, Maud Muller (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867), 8vo, 12pages plus illustrations by W. J. Hennessey. Bound in tooled leather boards and gilt titled spine. With an additional pencil notation on the blank front flyleaf by Chester A. Arthur II, who identifies the added manuscript lines as in the hand of his father. Boards and spine heavily rubbed, spine cracked and blank marbled endpaper loose, light soiling to a few pages which bear a crease at the upper right corner. Arthur, deeply moved by Whitter's poem of a missed opportunity for true love, adds his own spin on the maiden and the judge: ""No, blame them both, & blame us all,Who give to our hearts, and unworthy thrall!The unhappy maiden's married life,The Judge's vow to his cold, proud wife,Tarnished the sweet hope buried for years,And quenched dear memories in tears,And the angel who rolleth the stone away,Will find but ashes, where once it lay!"" Chester Arthur's son and namesake, writing in pencil on the front flyleaf, identifies the poem as that of his father: ""The lines written in pencil on the last page are my father's - Chester A. Arthur. C.A.A. 2nd."" A most touching conclusion by Arthur to Whittier's verse. Perhaps Arthur shared a similar experience. Sadly, soon before his death in 1886, he ordered that most of his personal papers be burned. If there was evidence of a missed opportunity for romance, we will probably never know. "

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1856

      New York: D.T. Valentine. 1856. First. First edition. 600 pp. Illustrated with tinted lithographs and engravings, with many folded maps and facsimilies. 19.5 cm. In publishers' brown cloth stamped in blind with a gilt centerpiece. Small tears to one or two of the foldouts, and a few small tears to the cloth, else a fresh and near fine copy. Bookplate of Lewis E. Waterman, founder of Waterman Pens, and inventor of the fountain pen. .

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        Ansicht von Wien aufgenommen vom St. Stephansthurme: 2.

      Wien, k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856.. Farblithografie nach Johann Breyer, Bildausschnitt 34 x 45 cm, Blattgr. 44,5 x 54,5 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 110/2, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich W5581. Die in Summe 4 Blatt umfassende Ansicht von Johann Breyer ist keine Rundschau im eigentlichen Sinn, denn die Blätter lassen sich nicht zu einem Panorama zusammen setzen, vielmehr sind sie als Serie von Einzelansichten zu verstehen; Blatt 2 der Serie ist nach Südwesten orientiert, der Blick geht von der Karlskirche am linken bis zu den K.k. Hofstallungen, dem heutigen Museumsquartier am rechten Bildrand, dahinter die Vorstädte Wieden, Margareten und Mariahilf, im Hintergund in der Bildmitte der Schneeberg; mit einigen unbedeutenden Randläsuren sonst von tadelloser Erhaltung, mit Sammlungsstempel auf der Rückseite.

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      FIRENZE: TIPOGRAFIA DI G. MARIANI, 1856. In 16. Dim. 15x10,5 cm. Pp. XIV+224+(2). Prima edizione del 1856 di questa rarissima opera di Carlo Collodi (pseudonimo per lo scrittore Carlo Lorenzini), una delle sue prime opere. Il manuale è una spassosa guida di viaggio della zona tra Firenze e Livorno. La prima parte è dedicata alle strade ferrate italiane in attività, in costruzione e in progetto, segue introduzione sul genere umano e la guida storico umoristica strutturata in forma di romanzo. Tra le descrizioni presenti: Profilo della strada ferrata Leopolda da Firenze a Livorno, Stazione fuori di Porta al Prato, Stazione di San Donnino, Firenze, Stazione di Signa, Ponte a Signa, Lastra a Signa, Stazione di Montelupo, I fiorentini al caffè, Empoli, San Miniato, divertente vademecum del viaggiatore, San Romano, Rotta, Pontedera, Cascina, Navacchio, Pisa, Livorno ecc... Alla fine guida civile e commerciale delle città di Firenze, Pisa e Livorno con elenco esercizi. Deliziose vignette all'interno tra le quali una veduta di Firenze, Via dei calzaioli, Signa, Ponte a Signa, San Miniato, Pisa, Livorno e scenette umoristiche. In ottime condizioni e completo. Copertina in cartonato in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Piatto anteriore e dorso della brossura originale incollato, piatto posteriore legato all'interno del volume. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. In barbe. La pagina di indice legata per errore tra le pagine 212 e 213. First edition of 1856 of this very scarce work by Carlo Collodi (pseudonymous for Carlo Lorenzini), one of his first works. The manual is a funny guide of voyage of the area between Florence and Livorno. The firts part is dedicated to italian railways in activity, in building and in project, then introduction about human beings and the humour historical guide written in a form of novel. Between the descriptions inside: Description of railway Leopolda from Florence to Livorno, Stazione fuori di Porta al Prato, Stazione di San Donnino, Firenze, Stazione di Signa, Ponte a Signa, Lastra a Signa, Stazione di Montelupo, Poeple from Florence in the coffee, Empoli, San Miniato, nice vademecum of voyageur, San Romano, Rotta, Pontedera, Cascina, Navacchio, Pisa, Livorno ecc... At the end commercial guide of the city of Florence, Pisa and Livorno with list of businesses. Nice vignettes inside between them a view of Florence, Via dei calzaioli, Signa, Ponte a Signa, San Miniato, Pisa, Livorno and humour views. In very good conditions and complete. Carton cover in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Front plate and spine of the editorial cover attached, the back plate bound inside. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings. Uncut copy. the page of index bound for a fault between pages 212 and 213.

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        Notices of Sculpture in Ivory and A Catalogue of Specimens of Ancient Ivory-Carvings in Various Collections

      Arundel Society, London, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: J A Spencer. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 54 pages. .. Thick decorated card boards of leather spine. Darkened rubbed and worn with some lifting of paper covering at extreme edges of boards. Contains 9 photographic illustrations not present in all copies of this book. The first part by M Digby Wyatt consists of a Lecture on History , Methods, and Chief Productions of the Art, delivered at the first annual general meeting of the Arundel Society on the 29th June 1855. There is some very occasional sporadic light foxing else contents are clean and sound. Illustrator: J A Spencer. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Britain/UK; 19th century; Art & Design. Inventory No: 15152..

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        By-Laws, Muster-Roll, and Papers Selected from the Archives of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry From November 17, 1774 to March 1, 1856

      James. B. Smith & Co 1856 - Hardcover bound in blue cloth with decorative stamping, gilt title, 81 pages. Binding shows small spots of wear at ends of spine and tips of corners, very lightly scuffed, lower edge of front free end paper has 1 inch closed tear and has lost the lower front corner which has been replaced, previous owner's name on top margin of title page. Text is unmarked but paper is sprinkled with light spotty foxing. 1 inch damp line runs across top margin of most pages. A solid copy of this rare book. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tennessean writes to a Mississippi law firm that he sold a Negro woman who ?was sound at the time we made the Sale? but now needs a lawyer because she died and as for the Negro man, ?we gave no guarantee that he was a carpenter, we only gave a guarantee for soundness??

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?R.J. Foster,? 2p, 8? x 10?, front & verso. Nashville, Tennessee, April 17, 1856. With original 3¢ George Washington embossed stamped envelope, 5.5? x 3.25?. Clear blue ?Nashville Tenn. Apr 18? postmark. Addressed by Foster to ?Mess Miller & Kilpatrick / Attorneys at Law / Pontotoc, Miss.? Docketed at left. Fine condition.Hugh R. Miller and William H. Kilpatrick became law partners in Pontotoc, Mississippi, in 1853. Miller had been a Mississippi State Representative (1841-1843) and Circuit Judge (1845-1853). In the Civil War, he commanded the Pontotoc Minute Men (Company G, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment) from January 1861 until April 1862 and the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment from May 1862 until July 3, 1863, when he was mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pickett?s Charge. Kilpatrick served as Captain, 9th Mississippi Infantry (?Corinth Rifles?) and, promoted to Major, commanded the 5th Battalion of the Army of Mobile in 1862.In part, ?In relation to the negro woman we sold Mr Lowry I fear I will not be enabled to have deposition taken and forwared [sic] to your court in time for your June term, from the fact that my Partner Mr J.W. Hitchings who purchased the woman is at this time in Texas and as the parties he purchased of is not known to me ... We had the woman in hand about four months before we sold her to Lowry and during that time, she never complained of being sick one moment, and I have no doubt but we will be enabled to prove the woman to be sound. If you know a Lawyer at Crawfordsville I wish you to get him to investigate the soundness of the woman from the time we sold her to Lowry up to the time of her death, for I am fully satisfied that she was sound at the time we made the Sale ... In relation to the negro man we only said to Lowry that he had worked at the carpentry trade, he had the man examined by a carpenter in this Town who said to him from what the man said him self he was of the opinion that he could do good work, but in our Bill of Sale to Lowry, we gave no guarantee that he was a carpenter we only gave a guarantee for soundness and tittle to the negroes...?"

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        Patapsco River and the Approaches

      United States 1856 - Detailed U. S. government chart of the Patapsco River and shoreline areas.On uper left included the engraved plan of Baltimore. The map contains much information such on soundings, tide measurements and sailing directions., Size : 438x691 (mm), 17.25x27.125 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Goldach-Eisenbahnbrücke, Originaltitel:Eisenbahnbücke über die Goldach bei Rorschach, erbaut 1855,

      St.Gallen 1856,. Aquatinta, 34x50cm, schöner Zustand, vollrandig, vorhandener Goldrahmen inbegriffen,.

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        A History of the Irish Poor Law : in Connexion with the Condition of the People / by Sir George Nicholls

      London: John Murray 1856 - Physical desc. : x, 424 p. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographic references and index. Subject: Poor laws - History - Ireland. Poor relief. Irish Question. Poverty. Paupers Very good copy in the original full aniline calf over beveled boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt. Minor library marks remain internally. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong 1 Kg. 424 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Irish Poor Law

      London - John Murray 1856 - A scarce first edition of this work on the Irish Poor Laws. The Irish Poor Laws were a series of Acts of Parliament intended to address social instability due to widespread and persistent poverty in Ireland. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound, slight age-toning to title page but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 1856-1858.. Zus. 44 S., 8° u. 4°.. Daß u.a. auch Giacomo Meyerbeer bei einem Soiree des Barons de Santa Quiteria anwesend war (1856) liegt vielleicht auch daran, daß Santa Quiteras Frau Natalie auch als Komponistin einiger Lieder (u.a. Vertonungen von Nikolaus Lenau, Heinrich Heine u. Georg Herwegh) hervorgetreten ist. Von Natalie liegen hier ebenfalls 11 eigenh. Briefe bei (Wien, Berlin u.a., 1856-1862; zus. 33 S., Kl.-8° u. 8°), weiters ein 4-seitiger Briefentwurf m. Unterschrift des Empfängers. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Portrait photograph from Maull & Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (London, 1856-60)

      London, 1856. Graham, Thomas (1805-69). Portrait photograph from Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (London, 1856-60). 305 x 254 mm. Light browning at edges.Portrait of Scottish chemist Thomas Graham from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). Graham formulated Graham's law of gas diffusion, which states that the rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of the mass of its particles. He also discovered dialysis (the process of separating molecules in solution by the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable membrane), and founded the field of colloid chemistry.

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        "Zur Erinnerung an das 100 jährige Bestehen des Königl. Kadetten-Corps am 1. Juli 1856" originale Kreidelithographie in zwei Farben (goldstaffierter Hintergrund) ca. 48x58cm; Druck Wolf&Sohn München 1856

      . Das seltene wie dekorative Jubiläumsblatt knapprandig beschnitten, mit minimalen Randläsuren und wenigen, kleineren, geglätteten Knickfalten..

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        Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley and James Macarthur, esquires

      Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856. Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth. Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as the member for West Camden. Inscribed "from Mr. Macarthur" at the head of the title-page.James Macarthur was born at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, schooled in England and Europe, but returned to New South Wales in 1817 to manage the family estates. Astute and considered, he was responsible for many innovations including pursuing his interest in the cultivation of vines, and working to improve the family's merino flock. He worked hard as a politician, and in 1837 published his work on New South Wales, its Present State and Future Prospects. The present work is the most important printed document relating to his brief political career. In 1856 he was elected as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing Camden. Macarthur served briefly as colonial treasurer, but soon resigned his seat in order to be re-elected for West Camden. In 1859 he retired.This rare pamphlet prints Macarthur's address of June 1856, together with the comments of his primary supporter Henry Molesworth Oxley, the younger son of the explorer John Oxley. Henry Oxley would in turn be elected as member for Camden on Macarthur's retirement.Ferguson knew only his own copy and a second in the Mitchell Library.

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

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

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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55

      Philadelphia and London: Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co.. 1856 / 1857. First. First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Neat contemporary gift inscription in each volume, spine lettering and extremities a little rubbed, else a bright, very near fine set. A curious issue, with engraved decorative title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1856; a regular title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1857; and the London imprint on the spine. A lovely set, and scarce in this condition. .

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        Borneo's Wester-afdeeling, geografisch, statistisch, historisch, voorafgegaan door eene algemeene schets des ganschen eilands.

      Zaltbommel, Noman, 1854-1856. - 2 vols. Large 8vo. XVIII+385 & XI+656 pp. With 8 lithogr.plts. (incl. 2 tinted on titles; 3 col., 3 monochr.) after drawings by H.J.J.L. de Stuers & Auguste van Pers. Bibliogr. Hardcover. Or. embossed red cloth with gilt decor. on fronts & spines). Good/--. (Both vols. rebacked with use of or. backstrips, bindings a bit shaved, covers alongside spines rubbed; some foxing to title of 2nd vol.). * Copy with printed presentation label from the author. -Tiele 1155; Bastin/Brommer, note 406; Landwehr, Col. plates, 462. - Vol. II largely dealing with the Chinese in Dutch Borneo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The illustrated London News, Vol 29. July to December 1856

      , London: Published by William Little, , 1856 , 686 pages, with illustrations and advertisements throughout, complete with all 10 colour plates including 'Boulogne Fish Girl', 'French Soldier', 'James Watt Man-of-War' (double-page), and others, illustrations and articles on Crimea, Japan, Naples, Paris Architecture & Fashion, Russia, Slaves in the US, Walpole Islanders, Spain, Sierra Leone, etc.

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        Map of San Francisco. 1856

      San Francisco, Calif.: Henry Bill, 1856. Color lithograph. Published for The History of the World. Image: 7.5 x 16 inches. Fold marks. In carved wooden frame.

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      Cotillon, Libraire du Conseil d'Etat, Paris 1856 - RO40238698: 147 + 244 pages pour le tome I, 647 pages pour le tome II, 586 pages pour le tome III et 619 pages pour le tome IV. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en pages de titre. Papier muet encollé sur le dos du tome I, le consolidant. Dos du tome II très abîmé, avec plusieurs manques, son 1er plat et ses premiers cahiers se détachant. (Rare) 2e édition entièrement refondue et augmentée de la Concordance de la Législation civile de plus de 40 pays. Ouvrage terminé par A. de Saint-Joseph. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 341-Droit international [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        COURS FAMILIER de LITTÈRATURE COLLECTION COMPLETE des 28 Volumes en excellent état

      - Paris . On s'abonne chez l' AUTEUR . 1856 à 1869 . Ensemble complet de 28 volumes in-8 , en reliure uniforme demi-cuir , dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons . Portrait en frontispice au premier volume . 420 à 500 pages par volume . Dos insolé , excellent état . Poids : Environ 18 Kg . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Berlin 29.VII.1856. 3 Seiten gr.-8°. Mit umlaufenden Goldschnitt. Johann Christian Jüngken (1794-1875), Chirurg und Ophthalmologe. - An einen Kollegen (in Bad Homburg), dem er eine Patientin überweist. - - ". Frau Geheimrätin ." ( Name gelöscht), "eine hochachtbare Dame, die in den glücklichsten Verhältnissen lebt, ist zwar niemals krank gewesen, leidet aber dennoch an einer Plethora venosa u. in Folge dieser letztern, an beginnender Acne rosacea des Gesichtes. In Folge hinzugetretener Erkältung bekam sie einen Anfall von Urticaria, der später recidivirte, jedesmal jedoch glücklich beseitigt wurde. - - Da häusliche Verhältnisse der trefflichen Dame nicht gestatteten, früher nach Homburg zu gehen, so habe ich sie zuerst hier den versandten Elisabeth Brunn trinken lassen, jedoch mit wenig Erfolg; namentlich fehlten grade Ausleerungen von breiiger Beschaffenheit, die wünschenswerth wären . - - Haben Sie die Güte der Frau Geheimräthin über die Art, wie sie ihre Brunnkur gebrauchen soll, die nöthige Anweisung zu geben u. darauf zu halten, daß dieselbe von Homburg zur Nachkur nach Schlangenbad gehe ."

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Richard Bentley, London, 1856, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, ReprintSize: Octavo (standard book size). 340 pp. Ex college library copy with book plate on front paste down. Hessian boards with leather gilt title lable to spine. Boards worn and scuffed with very slight fraying and 1cm split at hinge at head of spine. Binding very tight and secure. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Some very sporadic light foxing to contents mainly to prelims, otherwise a very clean, sound, tidy copy of an early edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 18456.

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        The novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart : with all his introductions and notes [Waverley novels - complete in 5 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, [1853-1856], 1856, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 2nd Edition in this formGood copies bound in contemporary 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled leather labels to spines with raised bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and slightly worn as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 5 v : illus., frontis. (port), facsims ; 25 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir (1771-1832) - Waverley novels. Scottish literature - 19th century. Added illus. title page to each volume. Title pages for vols. 1, 3, 4 & 5 dated 1856; vol. 2 t-p.: 1855. Frontis. (port.) of author to volume 1. 2nd edition in this form, originally published: Edinburgh : Robert Cadell, 1843-1847. Text in double columns. Waverley novels were originally published between 1814-1831. Volume 4 includes The Keepsake Stories: My Aunt Margaret's mirror; The tapestried chamber; Death of the Laird's jock. Glossary: v. 5, p. 829-847. Contents: v.l. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Rob Roy. Old Mortality. -- v. 2. The black dwarf. Legend of Montrose. Heart of Mid-Lothian . Bride of Lammermoor. Ivanhoe. The monastery. --v. 3. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The pirate. The fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the peak. --v. 4. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well. Red gauntlet. The bethrothed. The talisman. The two drovers. My Aunt Margaret's mirror. The tapestried chamber. Death of the Laird's jock. --v. 5. Woodstock. The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The surgeon's daughter . Castle dangerous.

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        Wyld?s Map of Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mosquita, The British Colonies with the Boundaries & Treaty Lines of the Central American States

      London: James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert. Charing Cross East; & 2, Royal Exchange, 1856. First edition. original burgundy cloth decoratively stamped in blind, printed decorative paper label on front cover. Cloth a bit faded to brown, inner paper lining of cover cracked in fold, else fine. Map with minor expert restoration, no tears or cracks. 12mo, unfolded map is 23.5 x 33.25 inches. The large folding map is approximately 24 x 34 inches, and with hand colouring Rare in this fine condition With a large inset view of the Isthmus of Panama. Also showing the lengths of proposed routes and their elevations in five section diagrams .

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing Progress of the Survey During the Year 1856

      Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington, D.C. 1856 - First edition [1856]. Worn. Published as Ex. Doc. 18, 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. Bookplate with compliments of Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U.S. Coast Survey, on front pastedown. Thick volume containing text, appendices, with numerous folding maps and diagrams. All maps present, diagrams 64, 65 and 66 absent. Brown blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering, nearly 12" tall, nearly 3" thick. Maps comprise a survey of the US from New England to the Pacific Northwest, some very large in size, mainly in good condition with just a few pinhole tears to intersecting folds, closed tears to the inner margins of the first map, extra creases to a two maps, fairly minor dampstains to maps 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 21,22, 26, 49, 49, 51, 60 more extensive staining to 39, some spotting from old leaves and flowers. Covers worn, spotted and unevenly faded, front hinge cracked, some insect damage near the front hinge, free endpapers removed, dampstains to the far outer edges of the first several pages, some discoloration from old leaves and flowers mainly in the text section, pages 209-16 bound in upside down, just generally a little grubby from long term attic storage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds Volumes 1 and 2

      John Van Voorst, London 1856 - Third edition of this work on British birds eggs with descriptions of their nests and identdification. 532 pages over the two volumes in overall clean condition just some browning to first and last couple of pages in each volume, occasional small foxing spots and small marks. All 145 numbered coloured plates are present with a couple of extra plates with a star after the number. Bindings are sound but with a few small splits to endpapers at hinges, outer boards are worn on corners with small patches of boards showing through. Tops and bottoms of spines are more heavily worn with small losses and small split to top rear hige of volume one 1½ inches long. HEAVY BOOKS 1.9 Kg with strong packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. Though not perfect a sound pair of volumes with splendid illustrations SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Size: 9 x 5¾ Inches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Physical Atlas of Modern Phenomena: 1856

      1856 - Imperial folio HB in original tan leather front board and new quality tan leather spine and rear board. Spine has new gilt title on black leather panel and recent title page. All else original and present with all edges gilt. 137pp. incl. 35 double-page plates - all flat opening. Index and much text information included. Size: 16 x 23" - 41 x 58cm. **Very heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        The History and Antiquities of Westminster Abbey And Henry The Seventh's Chapel, Their Tombs, Ancient Monuments And Inscriptions. Illustrated With Highly Finished Engravings.

      Willis & Sotheran, London 1856 - 112pp + 60 plates (as called for). SCARCE. Still well bound. Interior in nice clean condition. Plates excellent. Small name plate inside cover. Top edge gilt, side edge rough cut. Weighs 2.5kg. Additional P&P - please ask for quote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIZIONE DELLO STATO fisico-politico-statistico-storico-biografico della provincia e Diocesi di Cremona compilata dal sacerdote

      Copelotti, [1856], Cremona, - 2 voll. in-4, pp. LVIII, 754; 334, bross. edit. con leg. d'attesa in carta rosa. Al primo vol. ritr. litogr. dell'A. e antip. litogr. in color seppia con tit. contornato da fregio e picc. veduta di Cremona in calce. In antip. al secondo vol. altra tav. litogr. con stemma. Testo su due colonne. Rottura al d. ma ottimo e fresco esempl. in barbe. [226]

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        12 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Innsbruck, 1856-1865.. Zus. 30 S., 8° bis 4°.. Moy de Sons trat nach Abschluß seiner Studien in Landshut, Würzburg u. Erlangen als Auditor ins bayer. Kriegsministerium in München ein. Anschließend lehrte er in München als Privatdozent und übte hier seit 1830 eine Advokatur aus. 1832 erhielt er eine Professur für Staatsrecht, Bundesstaatsrecht und Völkerrecht in Würzburg und kehrte 1837 als Professor für Staatsrecht nach München zurück. Hier vollendete er "Das Eherecht der Christen in der morgenländischen und abendländischen Kirche bis zur Zeit Karls des Großen aus den Quellen dargestellt" (1838, Neudruck 1970), das als seine bedeutendste kirchenrechtliche Arbeit gilt (Schulte). Bald folgte das "Lehrbuch des bayerischen Staatsrechts" (4 Bde., 1840-46). In München war Moy de Sons dem Görres-Kreis beigetreten. Im Zusammenhang mit der Lola-Montez-Affäre verlor er 1847 die Professur, ging nach Innsbruck, leitete seit 1849 die "Tiroler Zeitung" und erhielt die Lehrkanzel für Kirchenrecht und Deutsche Reichs- und Rechtsgeschichte. Nach Julius Fickers Übertritt von der Philosophischen in die Juristenfakultät (1863) übernahm dieser die Deutsche Rechtsgeschichte, während Moy de Sons in den letzten Jahren seiner Lehrtätigkeit das Kirchenrecht betreute. Er schrieb die "Grundlinien einer Philosophie des Rechts vom katholischen Standpunkt" (2 Bde., 1854-57) und gründete 1857 das "Archiv für katholisches Kirchenrecht" (1857), das noch heute besteht. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vgl. ÖBL VI, 395; NDB XVIII, 237f. u. ADB XXII, 420f.

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      Furne 1856 In - 8 gr. (260x167), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (4),VII,598, vignetta al frontespizio, ornato da testat., grandi capilettera e finali con soggetti veneziani. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 24 tavv. f.t. inc. su acciaio, per lo piu' vedute, di cui una bellissima della città (a volo d'uccello e più volte ripieg.). Storia di Venezia dalle invasioni barbariche al dominio austriaco. In appendice: "Liste chronologique des Doges". Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Janvier 1856.. 240pp. Dbd., original rear wrapper present but detached. Quite clean internally, and in very good condition. In a half morocco box. A scarce French printing of the principles, history, laws, constitution, and status of the Icarian communities in the United States. Founded by Étienne Cabet, the Icarian Community was among the most interesting Utopian experiments in the United States during the 19th century. After an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Texas, the Icarians established themselves in Nauvoo, Illinois, an abandoned Mormon town. After Cabet's death in 1856, the group splintered, with some of the remaining Illinois group moving to Corning, Iowa. This volume, published in the year of Cabet's death, offers his description of the community and the principles of its founding and operation, as well as the laws and constitution that governed them. Not in Graff. Scarce. SABIN 9779. HOWES C5, "aa." STREETER SALE 4267.

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        A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen, in four vols / Originally edited by Robert Chambers. With a supplemental volume, continuing the biographies to the present time, by the Rev. Thos. Thomson [complete in 5 volumes]

      Glasgow ; London : Blackie and son, 1856 - Physical description: 5 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Scotland -- Biography. Added illus. half-title. Title and text within borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt tooling and titles to front panels, with decorative blind tooling to front and back panels. Some minor wear to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copies with unopened pages. 5 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sulla causa dei fenomeni mesmerici.

      Mazzoleni., Bergamo. 1856 - 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 16°, m. pelle, pp. 360 + 474. Vol. particolarmente interessante e raro che tratta degli studi del noto medico Mesmer, il quale si occupò del magnetismo animale nelle terapie, un precursore della attuale pranoterapia.

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        Anatomical and Surgical Lectures. San Francisco, Dec. 10th, 1856

      1856. Cooper, Elias Samuel (1820-62). Anatomical and surgical lectures. Advertising circular. 1 page plus integral blank. San Francisco, Dec. 10, 1856. 270 x 217 mm. Small embossed stamp with initials "F. J. B." in upper left corner. Fine apart from minor foxing. <p>Elias S. Cooper, founder of California&#39;s (and the West Coast&#39;s) first medical school, came to San Francisco in May 1855 and immediately embarked on an ambitious program to advance the status of medicine in the state. He not only established his own medical and surgical practice in the city (which he promoted vigorously, to the dismay of some of his rivals), but also began his own private medical teaching program (advertised in the present circular), agitated for improvements in the teaching of anatomy, helped to found both the San Francisco County Medico-Chirurgical Association and the California State Medical Society, began publishing the prestigious Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal, and in 1858 founded California&#39;s first medical school, attached to the University of the Pacific. The medical school&#39;s faculty originally consisted of Cooper and six others; Cooper&#39;s nephew, Levi Cooper Lane, joined the faculty in 1859. Cooper served as professor of anatomy and surgery at the school from its inception until his death eight years later. After Cooper&#39;s death the school went into decline, being eclipsed by the foundation in 1864 of the rival Toland Medical College, ancestor of the University of California&#39;s medical school. In 1870 Cooper&#39;s school was revived by Levi Cooper Lane and Henry Gibbons; in 1882 it was renamed Cooper Medical College after its founder. After several decades of independent existence, Cooper Medical College was acquired by Stanford University; Stanford University&#39;s School of Medicine thus can trace its ancestry back to the first medical school founded on the West Coast.</p><p>In the present circular, advertising Cooper&#39;s first course of private lectures in San Francisco, Cooper praised the advantages of San Francisco&#39;s temperate climate "for prosecuting the study of Practical Anatomy and of Operative Surgery. Dissections are conducted here almost free from effluvium the whole year, but particularly from April to October, when the salubrious breezes preserve bodies for any desirable length of time. . . . there is probably no place on the Globe where so long continued mental and physical labor can be endured as in this City; and the health of the student need never suffer by protracted dissections, owing to the salubrious breezes mentioned." Harris, California&#39;s Medical Story, pp. 131-32, 147, 365-69. </p>

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        Manuscript diergeneeskunde ca. 1856.

      Het manuscript bestaat uit 70 beschreven pagina's in een goed leesbaar handschrift. De auteur is Marinus Pijke, veearts te Goes. Het omvat 140 zogenaamde "artikelen" waarin allerlei kwalen van hoofdzakelijk paarden en koeien genoemd worden en hoe men die kan bestrijden. Ook wordt het uiteindelijk resultaat weergegeven met gezegden zoals: "tis zeer goed bevonden" en "het geneest met gods hulpe". Na deze artikelen volgen nog 10 pagina's met aantekeningen over hetzelfde onderwerp.Na artikel 60 volgt de opmerking "Nu volgt een goed meester boek voor menschen en vee. Alle uitgeshreefven. En goed bevonden".* Contemporain halflinnen met gemarmerde platten. Afmeting 32,5 x 20,5 cm. Toegevoegd: enkele losse bijlagen: 2 betalingsbewijzen van de "Nieu - en 1874, "Aangifte van keuring door J.Pijke van een geslagt varken" en enkele handgeschreven ontvangstbewijzen voor de betaling van "wijpacht". De laatste 31 pagina's zijn onbeschreven op 2 blz. na. Deze bevatten meetgegevens van land in het "Goesche Ambacht". Enkele pagina's met inktvlekjes; sommige randen van bladzijden met lichte vochtschade.

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        Album amicorum in de vorm van een oblong doosje met losse blaadjes, van Charlotte Catharina Calkoen (Zevenaar Huize Mathena 1842 - Arnhem 1906) uit de jaren 1855-1860 met 18 bijdragen in de vorm van teksten en tekeningen.

      "O.a. bijdragen van grootmoeder C.C. Zegers Veeckens-Holle, van P.S. Zegers Veeckens en van tante W.E. Zegers Veeckens (alle drie Haarlem 1856). Verder van oom P.C.W. Calkoen en van vrienden en vriendinnen uit Soestdijk en Baarn: W.A.H. van Steyn, G. van Steyn, G.G. van Steyn, C. Reeder, G.A. Roth, A. de Wit, A.G. Heineken, Carl A. Schröder, W.S. v.d. Honert, e.a. Een fraai geaquarelleerde tekening is van M.F. Reeder (Martinus Franciscus Reeder, 1802-1879, was leraar tekenen en schilderen te Baarn, vnl. interieurs en vruchtenstukken. De tekening in dit album is een riviergezicht in een landschap met bergen. Vgl. Scheen II p.216). Charlotte was een dochter van M.J. Calkoen (1812-1888) en Catharina Charlotte Zegers Veeckens (1818-1897) en huwde in 1865 C.C.U.J. de Man, officier artillerie. Lit.: L. Calkoen, Calkoen (1923) p.29; N.P. 11 p. 296. Voorblad ligt los.".AA043/M7476

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        Hesperides: Or the Works Both Humane and Divine Of Robert Herrick, Esq. [Two Volume Set]

      Little Brown, Boston 1856 - 16mo, Gilt lettered and decorated spines. Gilt lettered black spine labels Marbled paper covered boards. Marbled outside edges and end papers. From the Library of Ulysses S. Grant.Both volumes bearing the gift bookplate, incorporating the seal of Boston: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. From Citizens of Boston. January 1 1866." At the end of Civil War, to show their appreciation of his military service, Boston gave a large collection of literary works to Grant with this bookplate inserted in each volume, and an endorsement of his political career. On January 16, Grant sent his thanks to the committee responsible for raising the funds for the gift: "Yours of the 1st announcing that a collection of books has been sent to me by Gentleman of Boston is received.Through you, permit me to return my thanks The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money." Copies of books bearing these Grant's bookplates are much sought after and quite scarce. Only the second such title we have encountered in 15 years. Two volume set thus two plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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