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        The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races, with Particular Reference to Their Respective Influence in the Civil and Political History of Mankind... with an analytical introduction and copious historical notes... to which is added an appendix containing a summary of the latest scientific facts bearing upon the question of unity of plurality of species

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co, 1856. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1856, First Edition in English, and the only one to appear in the 19th century. Hardcover, 8vo, original copper boards, gilt title. xvi, 512 pp. Very Good. Sections of the spine ends and outer hinges have been rebacked; corners bumped; previous owner's blindstamp on half-title. Otherwise a square, sound copy with clean and unmarked contents. J. C. Nott of Mobile, Alabama commissioned Henry Hotz to translate and abridge Gobineau's infamous work. Later American versions would be translated as 'Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races'. Gobineau's work, despite its pro-Jewish sentiments, would have a profound impact of Hitler's argument of a master Aryan race. This American version was criticized by the author for leaving out sections denouncing Americans as 'a very mixed assortment of the most degenerate races in olden-day Europe.' A sadly influential work on scientific racialism. The French original is cited in Printing and the Mind of Man, 335. OCLC locates 7 copies worldwide.

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        The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races, with Particular Reference to Their Respective Influence in the Civil and Political History of Mankind. with an analytical introduction and copious historical notes. to which is added an appendix containing a summary of the latest scientific facts bearing upon the question of unity of plurality of species

      J. B. Lippincott and Co, Philadelphia 1856 - 1856, First Edition in English, and the only one to appear in the 19th century. Hardcover, 8vo, original copper boards, gilt title. xvi, 512 pp. Very Good. Sections of the spine ends and outer hinges have been rebacked; corners bumped; previous owner's blindstamp on half-title. Otherwise a square, sound copy with clean and unmarked contents. J. C. Nott of Mobile, Alabama commissioned Henry Hotz to translate and abridge Gobineau's infamous work. Later American versions would be translated as 'Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races'. Gobineau's work, despite its pro-Jewish sentiments, would have a profound impact of Hitler's argument of a master Aryan race. This American version was criticized by the author for leaving out sections denouncing Americans as 'a very mixed assortment of the most degenerate races in olden-day Europe.' A sadly influential work on scientific racialism. The French original is cited in Printing and the Mind of Man, 335. OCLC locates 7 copies worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Unique Copy of Republican Campaign Edition For The Million: Containing The Republican Platform, The Lives of Fremont And Dayton , with Beautiful Steel Engravings of Each., Also, The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1856. This was the platform for the first national Presidential election (1856) with a Republican candidate, John C. Frémont. A RARE publication in its own right ( Rare Book Hub notes last copy appearing in a dealer catalog in 1970). This copy rendered unique and historically significant by the original owner's addition of 78 blank pages which he mostly filled with pasted in contemporaneous newspaper clippings, including 7 pp. of the Democratic Party Platform of 1856. Other significant clippings are headed: The Sanford Letter, Wash. Aug. 21 1848 2 pp.; Kansas Affairs-Official Instructions to Gov. Geary and Gen. Smith Wash. Sept.3 1856; Kansas Slave Code 4 pp.; Who Are the Disunionists ?; 4th of July Toasts in South Carolina: The White Man Shall Be a Slave If a Laborer: Slaves, Horses and other Cattle, a Sale by J.B. Sproull & Co. 1855; and The Buchanan Democracy Hate Freedom. Overall approximately 40 newspaper clippings pasted in, with some marginal writings and notations in ink in the handwriting of the original owner, who although unnamed, appears to have resided in Greene Co., OH and was most definitely a Republican ! Very Good, bound in sewn brown leather, 78 blank pp. with contemporary newspaper articles pasted onto most of the blank pages; the Republican Party Platform, 36 pp.; Declaration and Constitution, 32 PP. Whenever any other copy of the 1856 Platform comes to market, it is unlikely to be as intriguing to historians and collectors as this copy.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" Tall.

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        Kars and Our Captivity in Russia: With Letters From Gen. Sir W. F. Williams, Bart., of Kars, K.C.B.; Major Teesdale, C.B; and the Late Captain Thompson, C.B.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856 - Octavo. Original red cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down, spine lettered in gilt, ornate blind-stamped centrepiece within panel to covers, blue endpapers, top edge untrimmed. Very slight soiling to covers, endpaper hinges reinforced, endpapers a little marked, binders ticket to rear pastedown, some foxing. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 1 plate with tissue-guard, 4 pages of advertisements at rear. First edition. Lake was second in command and chief engineer during the defence of Kars, the last major operation of the Crimean War. With the city's capitulation, he spent a year as a prisoner of war in Russia; this is his autobiographical account of the events. The latter sections of the book gives an account of society and life in Russia, including observations on serfdom five years prior to its abolition. With the bookplate to pastedown and ownership inscription to half-title of Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan, along with the bookmark and shelfmark for Cefntilla Court, Raglan's family home. His father the 1st Baron Raglan, who had died the year before, had been the commander of the British troops in the Crimean War and had been partly responsible for the Charge of the Light Brigade. Cross, H141. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Description du Sacre et du Couronnement de leurs Majestés Impériales l'Empereur Alexandre II et l'Impératrice Marie Alexandrovna. [???????? ?????????? ??????????? ?? ?????????????? ?????????a ?????????? ?????????? ??????? ? ??????????? ????? ?????????????. Description of the Holy Coronation of their Imperial Majesties the Emperor Alexander II and the Empress Maria Alexandrovna].

      Acad. Imperiale des Sciences St. Petersbourg 1856 - First edition. Elephant folio (90 x 67 cm). Lithographed title printed in red and gilt, pp. 125, text printed in brown on thick paper, with 18 full-page chromolithographs, some of these mounted as issued on thick paper with bilingual captions, by various engravers for Lemercier after Zichy, Timm, and others, 32 lithographed illustations, a few in colour, printed on india paper and mounted as issued, and tinted folding panorama of Moscow; light marginal spotting. Publisher's green morocco, the cover gilt with a large block of the Imperial regalia, gilt edges; rebacked preserving spine, covers slightly rubbed. The most sumptuous of the imperial coronation albums - one of only 200 copies. In his 1941 Valse des Fleurs, Sacherevell Sitwell speculated that the volume was 'of such immense size [that] this may be the largest book that ever issued from the printing press.' No expense was spared in the production of the book: special large type was cast and it was printed on paper imported from China. Of the 52 illustrations, 18 are exquisitely printed chromolithographs after Zichy, Timm and other court artists, and still retain their intense colours today. The volume took four years to prepare, and the production cost an astounding 123,000 rubles. The album was prepared not only for members of the court, but also for the diplomatic elite and the aristocracy of Europe. Two hundred copies were published in Russian and two hundred in French, the latter as gifts for important figures in the court and foreign guests attending the ceremony. Burtsev 286; Fekula 2019 (French issue); Lipperheide Sk9 (French issue); Vereshchagin 25; R. Wortman, Scenarios of Power, vol. 2, Princeton, 2000, pp. 33-35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Table-Talk of John Shelden. With a biographical preface and notes by S. W. Singer.

      London:: John Russell Smith, 1856., 1856. Small 8vo. xciii, 170 pp. Half title, engraved frontispiece, decorative initials. Original full dark green blind-ruled morocco, raised bands, gilt title, a.e.g. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of the "Port of London."

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        The Dark and Bloody Ground of Civil War Kentucky

      1856 - 24 Autograph Letters Signed (6 pre-war, 16 war-date, and 2 post-war), to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, 78 pp, folio, various places including Hickman, Kentucky, Tupelo, Mississippi, and Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee, 1856-1865. Condition good to poor, with foxing, chipped margins, light toning throughout, but several letters have good content ranging from personal and matrimonial, to political and war related. "When you find him out for me just tell him to write to me your say so is sufficient recommendation if he is not worth a dollar I don't care so he does not drink whiskey to and excel play cards and has business qualifications I want the jewel to consist of himself. I want him to be handsome intelligent polite good natured no profusion of fob chaines necktie or big words need apply for they cannot fill my eye" (Harriet Binford, May 11, 1860) "the banks have nearly all suspended and what little money a person can get is doubled and discounted. gloom and despair seems to have over every branch of business . yesterday we had a very large meeting of the citizens of this County to have an expression of their feelings and greatly to my surprise about half were in favor of a disolution of the union and thereby destroying the fairest fabric ever reard by mortal hands and on that I consider second only to the religion we profess I consider that all that this country has suffered by all the plagues pestilence and bankrupsy as small in comparison to a disolution of this union" (Josiah Parker, November 30, 1860) "we are at this time just about half way between tow large contending armeys the one at Cairo numbers at this time I suppose about 30000 the one at New Madrid about 18000 and it was expected yesterday that they would meet in Misouria. we are in daily expectation when we will have an army in this part of Kentucky perhaps and most likely at Hickman it is thought that as soon as the election is over which is tomorrow that there will be something disisive done in Kentucky I fear she has waited to long for it is now thought that she will again become the dark and bloody ground which if it should will be fearful to contemplate." (Josiah Parker, August 4, 1861) Historical BackgroundA fantastic archive of Civil War era letters, revolving around Lucy Ann Parker Robbins Ligon, a young mother and widow, struggling to survive in the war-torn border between North and South, slavery and freedom. Kentucky tried to maintain neutrality at the start of the Civil War, but after an unsuccessful attempt by Confederate General Leonidas Polk to bring the state into the Confederacy by force, Kentucky petitioned the Federal government for support and remained largely under the control of the Union for the remainder of the war.The Parker family, living in Hickman, Kentucky, along the Mississippi River in the extreme southwestern corner of the state, was divided by the conflict. Their eldest daughter Lucy lived in Arkansas, just across the river from Memphis, with her brother-in-law and her two children, after the death of her first husband. Like many border-state citizens, Judge Josiah Parker wanted to maintain the Union but feared the secession wave was irresistible. Hundreds of young men left Hickman to join the Confederate ranks. Matthew, the Parkers' oldest son, joined the home guards before later joining the 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He was killed or died of disease late in 1864.Lucy and her children returned to Hickman sometime in 1862 or 1863, and her brother-in-law provided for her support and that of his niece and nephew. She received at least two offers of marriage, and her brother-in-law counseled her not to marry a "secesh." In September 1863, she wed George J. Ligon, who joined the First Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate) and was severely wounded in Mississippi. Meanwhile, Lucy received letters from her close friend Hardin W. Elsbury, who had joined the 1st Battalion of the Tennessee Light A. (See website for full description)

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        [JAMES] J FENIMORE COOPER'S WORKS [COMPLETE IN 34 VOLUMES]

      NY: Stringer & Townsend(1856-1858). Uniformly bound in 3/4 calf leather and marbled paper, raised bands on richly gilt decorated spines, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, bindings and hinges tight. I found a single ownership circular blue ink stamp of JPB Dodge New York, two incidences of the initials JPBD, a few minor light spots, otherwise clean throughout. A handsome and scarce set which would look good on anyone's shelf. Aprox 5" x 7.125" with shelf space is about 4 feet [48", 122cm] . Sabin states, "..The best collected edition..." See 16559. Works in this set are- Volume #1**Precaution, A Novel 1857####2**The Spy or a Tale of the Neutral Ground 1858####3**The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea 1858####4**Lionel Lincoln or The Leaguer of Boston 1856####5**The Pathfinder or The Inland Sea 1857####6**The Deerslayeror The First War-Path, A Tale 1857####7**The Last of the Mohicans, a narrative of 1757 1858####8**The Pioneers or the Sources of the Susquehanna, A Descriptive Tale 1857####9**Prairie, a Tale 1858####10**Red Rover, a Tale 1858####11**The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish, A Tale 1857####12**The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas, A Tale 1857####13**The Travelling Batchor or Notions of the Americans 1857####14**The Bravo, a Tale 1856####15**The Heidenmauer or The Benedictines, A legend of the Rhine 1856####16**The Headsman or the Abbaye des Vignerons 1857####17**Monikins 1857####18**Homeward Bound or The Chase, a Tale of the Sea 1856####19**Home as Found 1858####20**Mercedes of Castille ro The Voyage to Cathay 1856####21**Two Admirals, ATale 1857####22**The Wing-and-Wing or Le Feu Follett 1857####23**Wyandotte orThe Hutted Knoll 1857####24**Afloat and Ashore, A Sea Tale 1857####25**Miles Wallingford, Sequel to Afloat and Ashore 1857####26**Stanstoe or The Littlepage manuscripts, A Tale of a Colony 1865####27**The Chainbearer or the Littlepage Manuscripts 1856####28**The Redskins or Indian and Indjin being the conlusion of the Littlepage Manuscript 1857####29**The Crater or Vulcan's Peak A Tale of the Pacific 1856####30**Jack Tier or the Florida Reef 1857####31**Oak Openings 1857####32**Sea Lions or the Lost Sealers 1856####33**Ned Myers or A Life Before the Mast 1857####34**Ways of the Hour, A Tale 1857#### Fine Bindings, Shelf space is about 4 feet. ; 0, Very Good with no dust jacket

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        Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay, California.

      1856.(). Large map measuring 71 x 107 cm. (28 x 42 inches). Scale = 1:50,000. Mounted on canvas. Very attractive.

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        Erdumsegelung der Königl. Schwedischen Fregatte Eugenie. In den Jahren 1851 bis 1853 ausgeführt unter dem Befehl des Commandeur-Capitains C(hristian) A(dolf) Virgin. Nach der amtlichen redigierten Ausgabe übers. von Anton von Etzel.

      Berlin, Janke, 1856 - VIII, 304, VI, 306 S. mit einigen Textylographien. 24 (20 farb. lithograph. und 4 in Xylographie) Tafeln und 3 (1 farb. mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Karten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit einer signierten und datierten eigenhändigen Widmung des Verlegers an den Kapitän der Expedition Christian Adolf Virgin auf dem Frontispiz verso. - Borba de Moreas II, 816. Henze V, 418 f: "Christian Adolf Virgin (1797 - 1870) befehligte die Fregatte Eugenie auf ihrer Erdumsegelung. Diese begann am 30. September 1851 in Karlskrona und führte über Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires und durch die Magalhaes-Straße nach Valparaiso, Callao und Panama, über die Galapagos-Inseln nach Honolulu und San Francisco, über Tahiti und Sydney nach Hongkong und Kanton, über Manila, Singapore und Kapstadt nach Karlskrona zurück. Obgleich handespolitische Interessen im Vordergrund des Unternehmens standen, so war doch auch Gewinn an nautischen, naturwissenschaftlichen und ethnographischen Beobachtungen erbracht. Die Karten hatten zahlreiche Verschärfungen erfahren. Das von J. Cook am 20. Juni 1774 entdeckte Niue - das Betragen und wilde Aussehen der Insulaner hatte ihn zur Namensgebung `Savage Island` vernanlaßt - wurde durch die schwedische Expedition erstmals sorgfältiger beschrieben, erstmals auch die unruhigen, tauchlüsternen Inselherren mit ihren Waffen und Booten in volles Licht gezogen". Mit an Bord waren der renommierte Botaniker Nils Johann Andersson, der die Fahrt für die Sammlung und Dokumentation neuer Forschungsdaten nutzen wollte sowie der Kapitän Carl Johann Anton Skogman, welcher den vorliegenden offiziellen Bericht über die Expedition verfasste und mit seinen eigenen Illustrationen illustrierte. - Durchgehend etw. fleckig und leicht gebräunt. Vorderdeckel mit eingeklebter hs. Nummer. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Gr.-8°. Lwd. der Zeit mit Deckelgoldprägung und späteren Rückentitel (bestoßen und leicht berieben). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zoologia del Signor Milne Edwards ... Seconda Edizione Italiana condotta sulla Settima Edizione Parigina corredata di 473 figure per cura del Dott. Vincenzo Masserotti ...

      Dott. Francesco Vallardi Tipografo-Editore- Milano, 1856. ITALIANO 0,67 Volume della metà dell'800 in 8°, buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con magnifica decorazione incisa in oro, piatti in tessuto con delizioso motivo floreale, bordo e punte poco sfregati, pochi segni del tempo, accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in marrone, appena bruniti, pagine in buono stato, qualcuna poco brunita. Con 473 illustrazioni in nero in testo. I tavola fuori formato, ben piegata. Fa parte della collana Corso elementare di Storia Naturale ad uso dei licei, collegj, seminarj e case di educazione dei signori A. De Jussieu, Milne Edwards, F. S. Beudant. II edizione "condotta sulla VII edizione parigina". USATO

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        Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (commonly known as the Niger and Tsádda) in 1854.

      London: John Murray,, 1856. Published with the Sanction of Her Majesty's Government. Octavo. Original blue wave-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative blind panels to boards reddish-brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette to title, folding plan of the steam-ship "Pleiad", folding map. Spine sunned with light fraying to foot, the gilt titles remaining bright, mild sectional fading and scattered pale marking to boards, small portion of wear to upper outer corner of front board, light finger-soiling to frontispiece recto and p. 1. An excellent copy, almost entirely unopened. First edition of this valuable work, uncommon in the original cloth, from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. Having won the favour of geologist Sir Roderick Murchison, Baikie (1825-1864) was appointed surgeon and naturalist to the Niger expedition of 1854, which aimed to ascend the Niger in a purpose-built steamer, establish a trading settlement in the interior and rendez-vous with German explorer Heinrich Barth. "On the death of John Beecroft at Fernando Po, Baikie took command of the expedition. He demonstrated the navigability of the Niger and the value of quinine as a prophylactic against malaria. He clarified the topography of the area, providing information for a map by John Arrowsmith" (ODNB). "Although the explorer Barth was never found (he subsequently found his way back to Europe via the Sahara) the voyage had been exceptionally profitable in terms of its trade in ivory and had shown that the Niger provided a viable route into the interior. The region was found to be teeming with wildlife and to have fertile soils abounding in valuable vegetable products, and friendly relations were established with many local tribes. Baikie and his crew … returned to England in February 1855 and in the following year Baikie proudly presented to the public his important Narrative of an Exploring Voyage" (Howgego).

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        ALS on letter sheet showing Rundle Street Adelaide, South Australia

      1856 - Manuscript in ink on a letter-sheet with an engraved view of Rundle Street by S.T. Gill. 4to. Bifolium. Old folds, a closed tear to final leaf repaired, but very good. Adelaide, July 27 The sealer and fisherman, James Brouard writes in French (with sprinklings of English) to a friend (?cher ami?) giving news of the discovery of gold, a description of Adelaide (it became a self-governing colony in the year of writing), and even comments on the local Aborigines ?les native d'Australie il sont noir comme notre cheminee. le Gouvernement leur donne un Blanquette a chacun chaque annee leur demeuse est en dehors dans les bois.? A Guernsey native, Brouard arrived in the colony just two years prior to the writing of this letter. He was best known as a sealer. An obituary for his death was printed in the Advertiser on 13 June 1895, calling him one of our ?best known identities . [He] came to this colony in the ship Pestonjee Bomanjee 41 years ago, and during his career of seamanship he was one of the crew who raced Sir Thomas Elder's yacht Edith.? Gill's image first appeared in his Views in Adelaide series published by Penman & Galbraith in 1851. This was number three of a series of eight. Looking east, it depicts the corner of Rundle and King William Streets, and includes the Bee Hive Corner.

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        Spiegazione teorico-pratica del Codice Napoleone contenente l'analisi critica degli autori e della giurisprudenza [...]

      Palermo: Pedone Lauriel, 1856 - 1865. Quattro volumi in nove tomi. Circa 5000 pagine complessive. 26x18 cm.Bella rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle con impressioni in oro sui dorsi; leggere abrasioni sui dorsi, più marcate su quello dell'ultimo volume. Abituali fioriture e bruniture all'interno. [M201] Victor-Napoléon Marcadé (Rouen, 1810 - ivi, 1854), giurista francese, deve la sua fama a questo celebre commento al Codice Napoleone che, per chiarezza espositiva e pronta applicazione, ebbe larghissima fama e diffusione.

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        Die Behandlung der Hornhaut-Trübungen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Einsetzung einer künstlichen Hornhaut (Cornea artificalis.).

      München, Literarisch-artistische Anstalt der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1856, 8, 58, (2) pp., 2 lith. Tafeln mit 12 Figuren, feiner Pappband mit aufkaschierter original Broschur. Selten - Erstdruck der ersten Monographie Nussbaums zur Cornea artificialis!Vor-Bemerkung des Verfassers: "Viele Kritiken, welche meine vor drei Jahren (im Privatdruck) erschienenes Schriftchen "Cornea artificialis" erfuhr, und denen ich eine Antwort schuldig zu seyn glaube, so wie häufiges Anfragen, die mir über diese Operationen von verschiedenen Seiten fortwährend zukommen, endlich manche Erfahrungen, welche ich und andere seit dieser Zeit im Betreff dieses Gegenstandes gemacht haben, veranlaßten mich, denselben nochmals und ausführlicher zu bearbeiten, um so mehr, als ich mein Urtheil über einige hierbei sehr wichtige Punkte bedeutend veränderte. Sorgfältig sammelte ich alle üblichen Zufälle, war diesmal auch in Erzählung des Krankheitsverlaufes genauer, und führte die Beweise besser aus, theils weil ich nichts Wahres verschweigen wollte, theils weil viele an mich gerichtete Fragen mir dieß als ein Bedürfnis zeigten. Ich fürchte zwar, deswegen manchmal langweilig geworden zu seyn, allein für den, welcher sich tatsächlich dafür interessiert, wird es erwünscht sein, und für diesen wollte ich es schreiben, und bitte deshalb andere Leser um gütige Nachsicht." München im August 1856.Der Gedanke, die getrübte Hornhaut zu entfernen und zu ersetzen, findet sich erstmalig in der Operationslehre von Pellier de Quengsy 1790 vor. Er schlug darin vor, statt der Cornea ein in Silber gefaßtes Glas einzusetzen. "Johann Nepomuk Nußbaum (1829-1890) unternahm 1853 Tierversuche mit einer künstlichen Hornhaut aus Glas. Gerade zu der Zeit, als er sich mit dem Problem der Hornhauttrübungen auseinander setzte, wobei er alle ihm bekannten Behandlungsmöglichkeiten für fruchtlos hielt, stellte v. Nussbaum Selbstversuche zur Fremdkörperreaktion des Organismus an, indem er sich Kügelchen verschiedenen Materials implantierte. Nur das Glaskügelchen bereitete ihm keine Schmerze und blieb reaktionslos. Folglich dachte er daran, ein rundes Stück aus der Cornea herauszuschneiden und statt dessen ein gleich großes Stück geschliffenes Gläschen einzusetzen. Mit einem seinen Vorstellungen entsprechenden knöchernen Modell begann er an Augen toter Tiere zu operieren. Die geschaffene Kreisöffnung in der Hornhaut schnitt er peripher senkrecht ein, um das etwas größere Gläschen einzubringen den kleinen Schnitt nähte er anschließend wieder zu, gleichsam als Befestigung des Implantats. Nach einiger Übung und Fertigkeit, experimentierte von Nußbaum an lebenden Kaninchen, denen er die von ihm entworfene Cornea artificialis einpflanzte. Jedoch fiel das Gläschen nach einiger Zeit wieder heraus. daraufhin konstruierte er ein kleines längliches Gläschen, angeregt von der Erfahrung, daß eine sehr kleine Öffnung nahe genug am Auge ausreichte um alles zu sehen. Er fügte es, nachdem er mit dem Starmesser einen senkrechten Schnitt in die Cornea gelegt hatte, so schnell wie möglich mit der Pinzette in diesen hinein und verschloß das Auge. Je schneller ihm dies gelang, um so komplikationsloser gestaltete sich der weitere Verlauf, den er durch eine lokale und allgemeine antiphlogistische Behandlung günstig zu beeinflussen suchte. N. v. Nußbaum hielt es für gerechtfertigt, seine Methode an Patienten, die durch Hornhautrübung erblindet waten, zu erproben, denn die Einheilung der Prothese sei ohne Auftreten unbeherrschbarer Komplikationen gewährleistet. Er selbst unternahm keine Schritte in dieser Richtung.""Der Darmstädter Ophthalmologe Adolf Weber (1829-1915) berichtet auf der Ersten Augenärztetagung in Heidelberg von einem Fall, den er 1855 nach von Nußbaums Angaben operiert hatte. Das Sehvermögen war zunächst tatsächlich gebessert, sieben Monaten später fiel das Gläschen heraus, was den Verlust des Auges zu Folge hatte.""Im Jahre 1859 führte Theodor Heussner, in praktischer Arzt, die durch Nußbaum beschriebene Operation an einem 19jährigen Mädchen mit beidseitiger leukomatöser Cornea aus. Die Prothese, ein länglicher, geschliffener Bergkristall, hatte v. Nußbaum geliefert. Die endgültige Beurtheilung des Erfolges war erst ein halbes Jahr nach dem Eingriff möglich, als der Kristall gut toleriert wurde und keine Reizung des Auges mehr in Form von Tränen und Lichtscheu hervorrief. Gegenstände wurden erkannt, "selbst die Zahlen einer Taschenuhr". Allerdings war die gezielte Beweglichkeit des Auges eingeschränkt, vermutlich von einem präoperativ vorhanden Nystagmus verursacht. Leider existieren keine Angaben über den weiteren Verlauf dieses interessanten Falles." Gesine Göschel, Die Geschichte der Hornhauttransplantation (1992), pp.10-11

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        Histoire de la République de VENISE.

      Furne, Paris 1856 - In-4 de 2 ff.n.ch. 598 pp.; plein maroquin de l'époque, dos à nerfs richement orné, dentelles sur les plats, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de Potier). Ouvrage orné de 24 gravures sur acier par Rouargue, dont une repliée en frontispice, représentant une perspective de la ville. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [THE "OSTEND DOCTRINE." PRACTICAL DEMOCRATS CARRYING OUT THE PRINCIPLE]

      [New York: Nathaniel Currier, 1856. Broadside, 10 x 13 inches. Foxed, bottom right corner chipped, lower margin trimmed, costing the title. Good only. Framed under glass. A scarce political cartoon regarding the controversial Ostend Manifesto, the initially-secret attempt by the United States to purchase Spanish-controlled Cuba. Earlier, President Franklin Pierce had instructed Pierre Soulé, upon his appointment as minister to Spain in April 1853, to negotiate to buy Cuba. Three American foreign ministers serving in Europe - James Buchanan, John Y. Mason, and Soulé - met secretly at Ostend, Belgium in late 1854 to draft a plan to either buy Cuba from Spain or force Spain to give up Cuba by inciting a Cuban revolution. The plan met with overwhelming opposition once it was made public in America. In the present political cartoon, Buchanan is attacked for his role in the Ostend controversy. He is surrounded by four armed ruffians seeking to rob him of his coat, hat, watch, and money, a particularly sharp turn-about on the American minister to Great Britain. The muggers' demands include quotations from the manifesto, which is pasted to the fence at right. Buchanan calls out: "Why! Why! This is rank robbery! Help! Help! All honest men!" The fallout from the Ostend controversy was widespread. President Pierce's Democratic Party split asunder after he refused to continue any discussions of the plan or any other expansionist ideas; Soulé understandably resigned; and the international community saw it as a threat to Spanish sovereignty in the region. Oddly enough, James Buchanan was not too hurt by the controversy; he was easily elected president in 1856, and still harbored hope for Cuban annexation. He was smart enough, however, to table the Cuba question for the foreseeable future after meeting with both popular opposition and increasingly bitter sectional conflict, the latter only spurred on by incidents like the Ostend controversy. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 5021.

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        THE "OSTEND DOCTRINE." PRACTICAL DEMOCRATS CARRYING OUT THE PRINCIPLE].

      [New York: Nathaniel Currier, 1856]. - Broadside, 10 x 13 inches. Foxed, bottom right corner chipped, lower margin trimmed, costing the title. Good only. Framed under glass. A scarce political cartoon regarding the controversial Ostend Manifesto, the initially-secret attempt by the United States to purchase Spanish- controlled Cuba. Earlier, President Franklin Pierce had instructed Pierre Soulé, upon his appointment as minister to Spain in April 1853, to negotiate to buy Cuba. Three American foreign ministers serving in Europe - James Buchanan, John Y. Mason, and Soulé - met secretly at Ostend, Belgium in late 1854 to draft a plan to either buy Cuba from Spain or force Spain to give up Cuba by inciting a Cuban revolution. The plan met with overwhelming opposition once it was made public in America. In the present political cartoon, Buchanan is attacked for his role in the Ostend controversy. He is surrounded by four armed ruffians seeking to rob him of his coat, hat, watch, and money, a particularly sharp turn-about on the American minister to Great Britain. The muggers' demands include quotations from the manifesto, which is pasted to the fence at right. Buchanan calls out: "Why! Why! This is rank robbery! Help! Help! All honest men!" The fallout from the Ostend controversy was widespread. President Pierce's Democratic Party split asunder after he refused to continue any discussions of the plan or any other expansionist ideas; Soulé understandably resigned; and the international community saw it as a threat to Spanish sovereignty in the region. Oddly enough, James Buchanan was not too hurt by the controversy; he was easily elected president in 1856, and still harbored hope for Cuban annexation. He was smart enough, however, to table the Cuba question for the foreseeable future after meeting with both popular opposition and increasingly bitter sectional conflict, the latter only spurred on by incidents like the Ostend controversy. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 5021.

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        Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (commonly known as the Niger and Tsádda) in 1854. Published with the Sanction of Her Majesty's Government.

      London: John Murray, 1856 - Octavo. Original blue wave-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative blind panels to boards reddish-brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Spine sunned with light fraying to foot, the gilt titles remaining bright, mild sectional fading and scattered pale marking to boards, small portion of wear to upper outer corner of front board, light finger-soiling to frontispiece recto and p. 1. An excellent copy, almost entirely unopened. Wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette to title, folding plan of the steam-ship "Pleiad", folding map. First edition of this valuable work, uncommon in the original cloth, from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. Having won the favour of geologist Sir Roderick Murchison, Baikie (1825-1864) was appointed surgeon and naturalist to the Niger expedition of 1854, which aimed to ascend the Niger in a purpose-built steamer, establish a trading settlement in the interior and rendez-vous with German explorer Heinrich Barth. "On the death of John Beecroft at Fernando Po, Baikie took command of the expedition. He demonstrated the navigability of the Niger and the value of quinine as a prophylactic against malaria. He clarified the topography of the area, providing information for a map by John Arrowsmith" (ODNB). "Although the explorer Barth was never found (he subsequently found his way back to Europe via the Sahara) the voyage had been exceptionally profitable in terms of its trade in ivory and had shown that the Niger provided a viable route into the interior. The region was found to be teeming with wildlife and to have fertile soils abounding in valuable vegetable products, and friendly relations were established with many local tribes. Baikie and his crew returned to England in February 1855 and in the following year Baikie proudly presented to the public his important Narrative of an Exploring Voyage" (Howgego). Howgego IV B6. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay, California

      1856. Large map measuring 71 x 107 cm. (28 x 42 inches). Scale = 1:50,000. Mounted on canvas. Very attractive.

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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING, CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING |A

      Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. Bookbinding. 12mo. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual (Mejer 1950; Appleton 83; Brenni no. 39-for the first edition). Preface, table of contents, introduction, glossary of technical terms, index. Advertisements of other works by the publisher follow text. Frontispiece. Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James B. Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but he lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and he was well qualified to write a practical manual on the subject of bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first such practical manual written in the United States. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by early American bookbinder tool makers Gaskill, Cooper, and Fry. The section on marbling (pp. 83-103) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough's manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce in first edition. Covers lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Pencil notations on pastdowns.

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        Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1856 Vols I and IV of 'The Works of Miss Austen' (so titled on spines). Half titles, additional engr. titles. Orig. purple bead-grained cloth, gilt by Westleys a little rubbed. WITH: 4pp ALS from W. C. Macready to his daughter, Cecilia Benventura, later wife of Frederick O'Bryen Horsford, pinned to leading free endpaper of Sense and Sensibility and her ownership signatures in both volumes.See Gilson, page 229 for this reprinted set of the five 'Standard Novels'; the fact that it is a set is only indicated on the spines. The long, affectionate, ALS, June 3rd 1865, Wellington Square, Cheltenham, 58 lines on 4pp, is from the great actor and friend of Dickens, William Charles Macready, 1793-1873, commending Austen to his daughter when she was 18, two years before her marriage. 'My own most darling Butty ... I would not send this little volume without a word or two ... I promised to send it to you and shall take the opportunities as they may offer of forwarding you other volumes of Miss Austin's (sic) works. I do not know better teachers, than they are, to the young for the minds' regulation and the formation of manners. The style is simple and lucid, and the satire keen and instructive.' Macready refers at length to Pride and Prejudice: '... unless you read these stories to think upon them - to picture the characters before you - to draw a moral from them, and make examples to yourself from them - seeing in others what would be repulsive in yourself, I may as well keep the books at home. There is one called Sense and Sensibility, which if you have not got, and are unable to get, I shall (D.V.) send out to you. In it is a character, Elinor, that I should most particularly commend to your attention ...' and compares her favourably to her sister Marianne. 'Elizabeth learns wisdom, as you will see in Pride and Prejudice, and becomes happy by growing wise.' Macready refers to his daughter Katie 'correcting her proof sheets' and preparing for a visit to Glasgow and sends a 'kiss and a hug' from Baby ... 'God for ever bless you, my own darling, darling Butty ... your truly affectionate father W.C. Macready'.

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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING, CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING.|A

      Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. 12mo. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual (Mejer 1950; Appleton 83; Brenni no. 39-for the first edition). Preface, table of contents, introduction, glossary of technical terms, index. Advertisements of other works by the publisher follow text. Frontispiece. Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James B. Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but he lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and he was well qualified to write a practical manual on the subject of bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first such practical manual written in the United States. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by early American bookbinder tool makers Gaskill, Cooper, and Fry. The section on marbling (pp. 83-103) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough's manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce in first edition. Covers lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Pencil notations on pastdowns.

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        ALS on letter sheet showing Rundle Street Adelaide South Australia

      Manuscript in ink on a letter-sheet with an engraved view of Rundle Street by S.T. Gill. 4to. Bifolium. Old folds, a closed tear to final leaf repaired, but very good. Adelaide, July 27

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        Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley: Containing Details of his Conduct as School-Boy, Medical-Student, Racing-Man, and Poisoner; with Original Letters of William and Anne Palmer, and other Authentic Documents.

      Ward and Lock, London., 1856. First edition. Octavo. 136 pages. Illustrations. Recently bound in full tan leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, original yellow wrappers preserved. One of the most notorious cases of the time.Together with: The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer, for Poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 184 pages. Illustrations. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with The Great Convent Case: Saurin v. Star & Kennedy. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, [1869]. Together with: The Queen v. Palmer, Verbatim Report of The Trial of William Palmer at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London, May 14, and following days, 1856, before Lord Campbell, Mr. Justice Cresswell, and Mr. Baron Alderson. J. Allan, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 326 pages. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with a second copy of the Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley. Three volumes, all fine.

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        Wanderings Among the High Alps

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856. Inscribed on free endpaper '' Rev C. Kingsley with the authors respects '' Inscribed on fixed endpaper '' Eversley Rectory 1857 ''. Collation, xviii, [1pp errata]384pp, illustrated frontis. Bound in original publishers embossed green cloth. Rebacked, retaining most on the original spine, cloth lightly rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, light spotting to frontis, title. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Kirtland's Owl

      J.B. Lippincott & Co 1856 - Ornithologist, businessman, and accomplished taxonomist, John Cassin named nearly 200 birds during his life as a lithographer and observer of birds in the 19th century. Paper dimensions: 7 ¼” x 10 ½” Medium: Chromolithograph [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arctic Explorations. The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.

      Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, 1856 - 2 volumes, octavo ( 220 × 140 mm). Original dark brown wave-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative blind frames to boards, enclosing blind ship vignettes to front, brown coated endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed, spine of vol. 1 rolled, closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, clean and fresh in the original cloth, with particularly rich impressions of the plates. With engraved vignette titles, engraved portrait frontispieces of Kane and Grinnell from Brady daguerreotypes, 18 engraved plates with tissue guards, 3 maps, one of them folding, folding isothermal chart, and numerous wood engravings in the text. First edition, first state, the folding map without "Kane Sea" labelling the expanse between Smith Strait and Kennedy Channel: the appellation was inserted only after an American historian of Arctic exploration, Colonel Peter Force, wrote to the publishers demonstrating that Kane's discovery of the strait had been suppressed (see Elder, Biography of Elisha Kent Kane, pp. 229-30); copies also noted in a variant binding with the ship vignettes in gilt. "In a brief life of thirty-six years, mostly in ill health, Elisha Kent participated in two Arctic expeditions and by the time of his death in 1857 was regarded as a true American hero and one of the nation's most popular authors Little went right in the second expedition [but] there were many notable achievements The discoveries of Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, a record north of 80° 10'N, and the sighting of the Humboldt Glacier were important firsts for Kane The book became enormously popular (135,000 copies sold within three years), being marketed at trade shows and sold door to door, and often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination on America's bedside reading tables" (Books on Ice). This is an especially handsome copy of one of the great American polar books. Books on Ice 3.9; Howgego III K3; NMM I 924; Sabin 37001. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la pièce de théâtre "Mario"

      Exceptional original autograph manuscript of the play Mario written by George Sand and played at the theater of his property of Nohant. In a round handwriting, with a few passages crossed out and some indications in pencil. 14 sheets in blue ink, with their original cover in bis paper, bearing the calligraphic title on the upper plate and the comedie in two tables , as well as the quotation "N ° 63 D".This theatrical draft of the Beaux-Gentlemen of Bois-Doré was performed in the intimacy of the "grand theater of Nohant" by the relatives of George Sand. The theater, set up in 1849, set the rhythm of the life of the hosts of Nohant, who were at the same time designers, actors and spectators of this great theatrical experimentation enterprise. The writing and the first representations of this play mark a contemporary of real renaissance of this "family theater", whose activity had almost ceased with the death Sand's granddaughter, occurred on January 13, 1855. At the time, autumn 1856, Nohant emerged from a long mourning and his theater was heavily renovated - a porch was put up, and Bolard painted sumptuous decors. A new theatrical season begins on September 8th, the costumes of the play are meticulously prepared by the members of the household and the play is played for the first time on September 27, 1856, then on the 30th, and one last time on October 27th. Affected by the very mixed success of three plays at the beginning of the year, Sand moved away from the professional stages - his adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like it at the Theater-Francais was virtually interrupted after the first performance. Nohant's theater then turns to a public of initiates, friends, where improvisation holds a high place, and no longer has the role of "laboratory theater" for the Parisian scenes, as he has summer for so many famous Sandian pieces in the 1840s.This chivalrous comedy, an account of the adventures of Mario, the son of an old marquis during the reign of Louis XIII, is strongly inspired by an anecdote told in one of his readings, L'Histoire du Berry by Louis Raynal. Mario is thus a unique testimony of the comedies and vaudevilles that were played for the habitual Berrichon property - a sketch, a "scenario" as mentioned in his Agenda, in which shine amateur actors. Sand indicates the names of the protagonists on the first sheet: his son Maurice plays the old marquis d'Angis, who became the Marquis de Bois-Doré in the novel; Marie Luguet, Marie Dorval's 12-year-old granddaughter, masterfully plays the role of Mario (Sand will even call the girl "Mario" in her letters); the wicked governess Clorinde is undoubtedly played by her mother; the bohemian played by Manceau, the lover of Sand.The manuscript, which is sometimes more of the novel than the play, draws up a description of each scene, embellished with some dialogues. Many repentances are crossed out by a thick underside of the hand of the author, while her son Maurice scans the text in scenes numbered 1 to 12, and completes in pencil dialogues ( "Ah, said Algénib, 'Did not Angis send back the master of arms?' ) And didascalies (' He goes out with Mario who is crying ' ). According to George Sand, the play - one of the most picturesque plays performed at Nohant - was "a great success" ( Agendas , September 27, 1856). In December of the same year Sand took up the task of drafting the Beaux-Messieurs de Bois-Doré and deepened the historical framework of the wars of religion, the great Conde, Louis XIII and Richelieu. The novel itself was later adapted to the theater by Paul Meurice, and inaugurated in 1862 at L'Ambigu-Comique. Sand will offer his last great role to his old friend the actor Paul Bocage who will give a remarkable interpretation of Sylvain de Bois-Doré (inspired by the character of the old Marquis of Augis in this manuscript).Rare and precious witness to the genesis of a beautiful novel by Sand, which also marks the golden age of the theater of experimentation in Nohant.1856 16x24,5cm 14 feuillets in-4

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        COMMODORE PERRY'S [FIRST] EXPEDITION TO JAPAN.

      New York 1856, Harper. Extracted article, new black cloth, very good, 38 woodcut illustrations of the crew & sights of Loo Choo & Japan, his first and second visits, minor foxing, last 2 pages in facsimile. S C A R C E This article was the first major primary report on For the first and historic time the American public got a new insight to Japan. It discussed the Japanese, their customs, fashion and life style. Fascinating ! This article covers the Expedition's impressions of Yokohama, Hakodate, Loo-Choo, Bonin Islands, the capitol city of Yedo [Tokyo] &c. With some woodcuts done after Brady photographs. This article provides early insight into America's perception of Japan & the Japanese in the mid-19th century. Nicely illustrated text showing the strange most unusual objects used in Japan, as well as portraits of the people, their dwellings, utensils, shrines, ports. With many views of Loo-Choo or Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa], their people and villages. Also covers the historic first and second diplomatic visits of Americans to Japan & Okinawa. An historical document, nicely illustrated with many drawings & sketch of Perry & other period illustrations and drawings. Perry [1794-1858] was an American naval office, who commanded the expedition that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837, he took command with the rank of captain. He was promoted to commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four ships into Tokyo Bay and presented representatives of the Emperor with the text of a proposed commercial and friendship treaty. To give the reluctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in February 1854. The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors shipwrecked in Japanese territory, that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate be opened to U.S. commerce. Perry's mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation, a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. .

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        THE TRANS-CAUCASIAN CAMPAIGN OF THE TURKISH ARMY UNDER OMAR PASHA. Personal Narrative by Laurence Oliphant.

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1856 - xxviii, 234 pages of text. Hardcover half-leather binding with marbled boards; moderate rubbing to extremities, and spine is darkened, sunned and crackling, with missing spine labels. Interior is in excellent condition, with minor browing to edges of several pages, and previous owner's name handwritten neatly on verso of title page "Owen F. Aldis." Contains four tinted (colored) lithograph plates, a small fold-out map (slightly mis-folded), and a large fold-out map following text. Plates protected with original tissue guard and are unfoxed and without blemish or defect. Military History. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 1856 - Large octavo. Original brown cloth, skilfully recased and relined, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to spine and covers, hippopotamus vignette gilt to front cover, rhinoceros vignette gilt to rear, edges untrimmed. Bookplate of collector Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown. Cloth slightly lifting along a few short sections of front joint, a few repaired splits to cloth at spine-ends, light wear to bumped tips, frontispiece foxed, variable, lighter spotting to other plates and facing text-leaves, short closed tear to map stub touching frame only. A very good copy. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 similar plates, folding map, wood-engravings to the text First edition of Andersson's first book, a "famous early volume of African sport and travel a cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century" (Czech). "Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of these countries is absolutely unequalled. Many exciting hunting adventures are depicted by pen and pencil, and the author obtained a great insight into the curious customs of the natives and their rulers" (Mendelssohn). The lively plates depict the pursuit of hippopotamus, eland, kudu, oryx, ostriches, lion, and other big game; the American edition, published the same year, was in a smaller format and reproduced these images as illustrations within the letterpress. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849 and joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa, "an area which was, at that time, largely unknown to Europeans" (ODNB). The expedition set out in 1850, landed at Walvis Bay, modern Namibia, and eventually reached Tounobis on the border with Botswana. Galton left in 1851, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1853 he set out to cross the desert to Lake Ngami (now no more than a seasonal marsh), taking a circuitous route via Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. After reaching the lake he continued 60 miles further north in search of the Okavango but was obliged to turn back, returning the following year via more settled districts. He published his account during a two-year return visit to England. He later managed the Walvis Bay Mining Company, before selling up in 1864 in order to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, during which conflict he received a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later. Czech pp. 6-7; Howgego IV A19; Mendelssohn I p. 41; SABIB I p. 65; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Récit historique exact et sincère par mer et par terre de quatre voyages

      First and only edition. With lithographic portrait frontispiece, map and eight other plates. 8vo. Contemporary quarter green calf over green pebble-grain cloth, gilt titling to spine, upper board stamped with name of original owner, gilt stamp of anchor on lower board. Minor wear to extremities and head of spine. A very good copy. [i]-xii, [16], xiii-xx, 871, [1]blank pp. Versailles, M. Gendrin,

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        The History of the United States of North America, from the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day (3 volumes)

      New York and London: George Virtue & Co. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [1856], title page undated, preface by B.B. Woodward dated June, 1856. Steel engravings by various artists. Three volumes, covering the following (per Woodwards' preface): "The first volume narrates the discovery and colonization of the country, and the earlier and more momentous disputes respecting the possession of it...The second volume contains the history of the Administration of Washington, John Adams, and Jefferson, and of the Home Affairs of Madison's Administration...And the third volume traces the progress and fortunes of the Great Republic of the West, from "the Second War [i.e., the War of 1812]," down to our own times...". Woodward goes on to make it clear that he is not writing from the perspective of any one political party, which was at the time often done as in 1856 national debate was heated over the impending succession of the Southern States and the ensuing Civil War. *** DESCRIPTION: Our set has all three frontispiece plates. All plates called for are present, including the folding map of North America, which is in near fine condition with no tears and only one unintended crease. In addition in Volume I there are three plates present not called for as follows: (i) facing page 54, The Narrows, Lake George; (ii) facing page 343, John Hancock; and (iii) facing page 454, Trenton Falls. With the three extra plates, there is a total of 90 plates plus the folding map. Binding is red leather, both front and back boards are elaborately tooled with a gilt border both ruled and containing a floral design, with a bald eagle perched on an branch with wings outstretched. Spines have five raised bands with gilt in each compartment: an eagle over a floral decoration in compartments 1, 3, 5 and 6, the title in compartment 2, the Volume number in compartment 4, and the name "Robert Morgan" at the tail of the spine. All edges speckled with red, chocolate brown endpapers. Pagination: Volume I - 698 pages, Volume II - 720 pages, Volume III - 726 pages. *** CONDITION: All three volumes are very good to near fine overall. All three have been rebound with (it appears to us) the original spines laid down and the original boards attached to new spines, likely the endpapers are new as well. Internally all three volumes are near fine with solid hinges, strong, square text blocks, minimal foxing, all plates have tissue guards present with the exception of two (Yale College and the Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence), there is some light browning to the opposite pages of these two. Only two pages that we saw have the slightest tears, not extending into the text, all other pages appear to be in fine condition. The folding map of North America is particularly lovely with hand-coloring and steel engravings of Polar Bears, Hunting of the Buffalo, Indian Chiefs, and Niagara Falls among other scenes. *** POSTAGE: Please note that this is a heavy set and therefore additional postage will apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        On The Study Of Words

      Redfield, New Work 1856 - Octavo, 236pp, gilt title and design on spine. Minor wear on boards. Custom made slipcase with marbled boards, gilt title on slipcase spine. Book signed by President James A. Garfield on the front flyleaf. Bookplate from his library on front paste down. Inscription reads: "J.A. Garfield - Hiram 1957" Bookplate reads: "''Inter Folia Fructus [Among the Leaves, Fruit] / Library of / James A. Garfield / No. 46.b." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        This View of H. M. Steam Frigate "Geyser", when off Mt. Edgecombe, Is with his permission, dedicated to Sir John Barrow. Bart. Secretary of the.

      Artist: Hunt C; issued in: London; date: ca 1856 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 44 x 60,5; - description: Decorative view of H.M. Steam Frigate ; Geysir; Painted from Knell and issued from Ackermann. ;This print shows the frigate sailing in front of a point of land (Mt. Edgecombe in the Kwazula Natal district of South Africa) on which stands a fort. A smaller ship sails behind the Geyser. Sir John Barrow was Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. Previous to that he had lived in South Africa for a time and journeyed into the interior. He was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society, the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences. Painted from Knell, issued by Ackermann ; Co.

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        WAE YANG JIN EIGHT MONTHS' JOURNAL KEPT ON BOARD ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S SLOOPS OF

      - London 1856, Longman. Blue pebbled cloth, gold-stamped,126p. 15 b.w. engravings, blind-samped covers, with decoration of a Chinese on the front cover,very clean, solid complete copy 12.5 x 20 cm., slight bump to corners. FIRST & ONLY EDITION The unofficial record of visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island, Okinawa and Japan on a British sloop by Master Royal Navy Alfred L. Holloran, beginning 1849. * This is an early primary resource on Shanghai and Pootoo Island, Okinawa, and Japan before the official opening of Japan to the world. * With personal comments by the ship's Master. The book was written in diary form, with superb examples of what and who he saw, who he met, with valuable commentaries on the Chinese and Japanese, their strange customs and their curiosity about foreigners. *** The sloop spent many weeks and several visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island and at Ningpo anchorage. The Master tells of his walking visit to various stores, restaurants and hunting activities in the Sowchow Creek area, Woosung and the Yang-tse-Kiang River. His fascinating invitation by Chinese to join in eating lunch, and his reaction to Chinese food. *** ABOUT SHANGHAE: On page 49-50, the author states of Shanghai: . "There can be no doubt that in a few years Shanghae will become the greatest emporium of foreign trade in China, for it is the principal seaport of the province of Kiangsu. But although its prospects are promising, the city itself is but small, its walls being only about three miles in circuit, whilst those of Ningpo are above five. The streets of Shanghae are dirty and confined, and in the hot months, August and September when the thermometer is usually above 90 degrees, it becomes exceedingly unhealthy." *** NINGPO: In May 1849, they anchored off Chihi on the way to Ningpo. With burial of a dead shipmate ashore, Joss house, a Chinese theatre, with full-page illustration and a very nice description. He also discusses his meeting with an American Medical Missionry at Ningpo, Dr. M'Carthy. He enjoyed the "guided tour of Ningpo" with the doctor who was fluent in Chinese, as the kind doctor pointed out and explained things to him. Including a translated visit to the Chinese bow & arrow maker's street, [p.58], with a nice illustration and description of the Chinese bow and the weight needed to pull it. Later the Master and his shipmates visite other tradesmen and watched the Chinese at work on needle-makers, ivory cutters, turners, shoe-makers, mat-makers, paper-stainers, cotton dressers, blacksmiths,braziers and "a hundred other artizans , all at work." Lastly they all ascended the famous Ningpo Pagoda. And the nearby Joss hous where a religious ceremony for ancestors was underway. A visit to Joss statue carver's shop. Tobacco water-pipe shop and lots of tea shops. *** PREPARATION FOR THE HISTORIC VOYAGE TO JAPAN: While the ship anchored in Shanghai a young Japanese named Otokichi [see p.74] was engaged as the ship's translator, and brought back to Japan. Through Otokichi's ability to speak English the English sloop gained entry to several Japanese ports, including Shimoda. . There is an excellent full-page engraving of their British Sloop being towed out of Shimoda harbor by a large number of Japanese row boats [p.93]. . A lovely record of visits to other Japanese ports, and substantial discussion of Japanese Samurai,their two swords, clothing and customs. Their objections to the foreigners debarking their ships without Samurai to observe. Visit to Ouraga [Uraga], and the surrounding of their sloop all night by Japanese vessels with large lanterns mounted to assuer no foreigners escaped into Japan ! * While the sloop was visited other ports and also Shimoda, Captain Halloran's crew mapped the ports & harbors. At the order of the Samurai, the ship was towed out of Shimoda harbor by some 56 small oar powered Japanese boats. They then returned to Shanghaie [sic] and Woosung Via Nagasaki. . "On several occasions Captain permitted the Japanese

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

      Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers or half blue slip or pink inserts other wise it is complete , excellent drawing of Lillywhite. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed just a small oddity to the first page as it is bound in well but has a crease right next to the spine. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Lowell Mass

      Artist: Endicott-Bachelder JB; issued in: New York; date: ca 1856 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: gouache; - condition: Mounted on linnen, paper breakage restored on lower margin and upper print; - size (in cm): 59 x 91,5; - description: Splendourfully and very decorativ total view of the city of Lowell at the Merrimack River in Massachusetts.Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles, Lowell is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston in what was once the farming community of East Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The so-called Boston Associates, including Nathan Appleton and Patrick Tracy Jackson of the Boston Manufacturing Company, named the new mill town after their visionary leader, Francis Cabot Lowell,who had died five years before its 1823 incorporation. As Lowell's population grew, it acquired more land from neighboring towns, and diversified into a full-fledged urban center. Many of the men who composed the labor force for constructing the canals and factories had immigrated from Ireland, escaping the poverty and Potato Famines of the 1830s and 1840s. The mill workers, young single women called Mill Girls, generally came from the farm families of New England.By the 1850s, Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy.The city continued to thrive as a major industrial center during the 19th century, attracting more migrant workers and immigrants to its mills. Its nickname was Mill City or Spindle City.

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        THE TRANS-CAUCASIAN CAMPAIGN OF THE TURKISH ARMY UNDER OMAR PASHA Personal Narrative by Laurence Oliphant

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1856. xxviii, 234 pages of text. Hardcover half-leather binding with marbled boards; moderate rubbing to extremities, and spine is darkened, sunned and crackling, with missing spine labels. Interior is in excellent condition, with minor browing to edges of several pages, and previous owner's name handwritten neatly on verso of title page "Owen F. Aldis." Contains four tinted (colored) lithograph plates, a small fold-out map (slightly mis-folded), and a large fold-out map following text. Plates protected with original tissue guard and are unfoxed and without blemish or defect. Military History. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Harbours of England. Engraved by Thomas Lupton, from the original drawings by J.M.W. Turner, with illustrative text by J. Turner. London, E. Gambart

      1856 - First Edition. Folio, 53, [1]pp, original red moire cloth, with J. Ruskin's compliments [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Here and there in Portugal. Notes of the Present and the Past (Zaehnsdorf fine binding)

      Bell and Daldy, 1856. Fine Binding. Collectible; Good. Fine Binding; English language; No jacket; First Edition; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; ... potentially unique first edition in beautiful Zaehnsdorf red and gold fine binding of what seems to be a very scarce book; the full-bound red leather has tooled gilt patterns on both boards and spine; some very light bumping to corners and a little rubbing to the edges of the leather at the top end; slight 25 mm or so crack to top of front board/spine join; all page edges have gilded patterns; silk endpapers; there are (different) gilt stamped designs on front and rear boards which, according to the online scan of a first edition copy in the National Library in Lisbon, are related to Portugal and were also on the original cloth edition; pages clean with only an occasional foxing mark; the book finishes at page 216 and the cloth edition then has a large number of pages advertising other Bell & Daldy publications - these pages are absent from this volume and instead there are 29 leaves with original contemporaneous reviews of the book clipped from newspapers and magazines and very neatly pasted onto the leaves (only on one side); some reviews are short while others cover several pages, alas the sources of the reviews are not identified (but the fifth review is clipped from 'The Spectator' of 1st March 1856). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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