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        Modern Painters in 5 volumes (complete)

      Smith, Elder and Co 1856-1869 - All vols VG- to VG+. Light scuffing to corners of all vols and shelf edge of spine of volume 1 chipped. Front hinge of vol1 1 cracked but intact. Foxing outer pages of all vols. A handsome, bright and tight matched set. 423 pp; 224 pp; 348 pp; 411 pp; 384 pp Crown 8vo full dark red morocco with 5 raised bands. Thick bevelled boards. Gilt title/decoration on spine compartments and line decoration to front and back boards. Gilt dentelles, spot marbled endpapers and matching page edges. We have many other Ruskin items in stock. Please enquire for full list. Sixth edition (vol 1), Fifth edition (vol 2), 1st edition (vols 3 and 5), 2nd edition (vol 4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Graphica-Antiqua Stich-Galerie Osvald]
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        Mijn verblijf in Japan.

      - Amsterdam, gebroeders Kraay, 1856. 8vo (230 x 130mm). pp. (2), vi, 180, with illustration on title. Later half cloth, marbled sides. First and only edition. "Cornelis Theodoor van Assendelft de Coningh (1824-1890) had been in Japan in 1845 while serving as a junior officer on board a ship of the Dutch East India Company. Although on that occasion scarcely even setting foot on shore, he nevertheless seems to have gained a most favourable impression of the land. It was thus, he writes, with great pleasure that in May of 1851, now captain of the Joän and based in Surabaya, he received orders from the Dutch government to sail once more for Japan. He arrived in Nagasaki in August and stayed for three months, during which time he not only made the notes which form the basis of the present work, but did a small amount of research into records concerning the strange and elusive figure of Count Benyowsky. He is also author of two volumes of memoirs.The present work, a slim volume in paper covers, is as the title suggests a journal of the author's stay in Japan. It is perhaps chiefly of interest for the side-glances it affords on relations between the Dutch in Dejima and the officials of the bakufu" (Nipponalia. Books on Japan in European languages in the library of the Kyoto University of foreign studies, no. xix).Small dampstain to lower magin of title. A fine copy of this rare item.Provenance: Bookplate of C.C. Krieger.Cordier 522. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album malerischer Donau-Ansichten.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd o. J. [1856].. Quer-folio. 27 kolorierte Stahlstiche in bedruckter OHLn.-Mappe. Diese etwas bestoßen u. berieben.. Die Blätter in frischen, kräftigen Abzügen, vollkommen fleckenfrei, lediglich Schnitt minimal staubrandig.- Enthält Darstellungen von Ulm, Regensburg (2), Walhalla, Straubing, Passau, Engelhardszell, Aschach, Linz, Mauthausen, Grein, Wirbel, Strudel, Persenbeug, Melk, Krems, Dürnstein, Greifenstein, Klosterneuburg, Leopoldsberg, Wien (2), Theben, Pressburg, Gran, Wissegrad. - Gestochen nach Rudolf v. Alt (25), J. Mayer, F. Eibner v. J. Riegel, W. Lang, L. Oeder, P. Ahrens, J. Falkner, J. Richter, W.v. Abbema, A. Fesca, Witthoeft, Willmann, F. Hablitschek. - Nebehay-W. NW I/10.

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        A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States : with Remarks on Their Economy / by Frederick Law Olmstead

      New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co. 1856 - Description: xv, 723 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Slavery --United States. Southern States --Description and travel. Southern States --Economic conditions. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 723 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rue Napoleon, Algiers.

      Biskra. ca. 1856, albumen print, 19,9 x 25,4 cm. Damaged spot at right upper corner, upper corners cut off. - Photograph from his journey to Algérie 1856 - 1858 Félix Jacques Antoine Moulin (1802 - 1875). - A "specialist in académies" was how Félix Jacques Moulin listed himself in city business directories when he opened a photographic studio in Paris in 1851. Académies, or artists' studies, was the polite term for nude studies, which frequently bordered on the pornographic; that same year Moulin was arrested for the possession and sale of "obscene objects." He was sentenced to a month in prison and fined but was not deterred. He continued to sell académies to artists and other interested consumers. Moulin also purchased the rights from Roger Fenton's publisher to sell Fenton's Crimean War photographs. In 1856 Moulin traveled to Algeria, where he made city views and studies of the country's inhabitants. KEYWORDS:algeria / algiers

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        Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer

      London: J.& C. Brown & Co.. 1856. First. First English edition, preceded by an American piracy. Bound in contemporary diced half-morocco and marbled papercovered boards, front hinge a little worn and small nicks at the spine ends, still an attractive and pleasing, very good copy. The tremendous success of these short detective stories, the earliest by an English author, inspired a wave of imitators. Queen's Quorum #2, preceded only by Poe's Tales. .

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        Mexique Antilles, Etats - Unis Dresses par A. H. Dufour. Gravee par Ch. Dyonnet. Paris. Armand Le Chevalier.

      Le Chevalier, Armamd, Paris 1856 - From: "Atlas universel, physique, historique et politique", 1856-1858, Paris.Engraved by Dyonnet., Size : 545x750 (mm), 21.5x29.5 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Grèce Moderne. (With insert plan of Athens).

      Paris, Armand Le Chevalier, 1856. Lithographed map, coloured, 60 x 84 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 29. Géographie moderne, pl. 20. KEYWORDS:greece

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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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        Autograph letter signed ("Bettine").

      [Frankfurt a. M.], n. d. - Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To her sister Lulu Desbordes (Rozier des Bordes), asking her to move Théophile Gautier ("Gauthier"), a friend of her son Siegmund and now in Francfort, to undertake a visit to Berlin: "Da Siegmund hört daß sein guter Freund Gauthier in Frankfurt ist der ihm versprochen hat, nach Berlin zu kommen, daß er jetzt aber dies le[t]ztere Projekt aufgegeben, so läßt er Dich bitten, durch Deine Überredungskunst ihn dahin zu bewegen, seinem Versprechen nachzukommen, er bittet ihn ein Zimmer in unserer Wohnung anzunehmen [.] Alles ist hier wohl, wir hatten einen Augenblick die brillante Idee Du würdest unsern Wünschen entgegen kommen, nehmlich hierher; Berlin ist ein Katzensprung von Frankfurt; indessen kann man mit gutem Gewissen den Aufenthalt von Berlin wen nicht wissenschaftliches Interesse anregt, nicht empfehlen, nur daß die Vier Schwestern [d. s. Gunda von Savigny, Bettina, Lulu und Meline von Guaita] beisammen wären. Meline besucht mich recht oft und recht gern wie sie sagt, obschon ich sehr wenig Mittel habe ihr Unterhaltung zu gewähren, auch Guaita ist sehr freundlich gegen mich [.] Die Zeiten vergehen und ehe wir dran denken, wird der Reisewagen für die gute Meline vorfahren. Dann wird meine Dichte Einsamkeit nicht mehr unterbrochen werden, denn ich hab mich so zimlich gegen allen menschlichen Umgang verschanzt und komme nicht aus dem Hause, jedoch vergeht mir die Zeit sehr schnell, ob es mir auch ein Räthsel ist mit was ich sie verbringe; ich könnte wohl sagen mit nichts; die Zeit muß sein wie ein Fluß wenn er Berg ab strömt so ist er reißend [.]". - In 1856, Théophile Gautier's like-named son published a translation of "Contes bizarres par Achim d'Arnim" (with a preface by his father). - Slightly browned due to paper, small defect on f. 2 from opening the letter (no loss to text); somewhat wrinkled and with small creases in the centerfold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.

      Concord, 14 July 1856 - 4 page letter, octavo, creased twice where folded. A touch of foxing in the central fold, excellent condition. RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises our own stream & hills, they made me wish his farm & walks were a few miles nearer mine, that I could see his chimney smoke, & hope sometimes to encounter him in his walk, or even to venture on him in his house ") RWE's correspondent, Elizabeth Sherman Hoar (1814-1878), was a schoolmate of Henry Thoreau and his siblings. In her youth she was engaged to marry her father's young law partner, Charles Chauncy Emerson, RWE's brother. Before they could marry, Charles died of consumption in May 1836, yet Elizabeth was for the rest of her life treated as a member of the Emerson family: RWE signs himself here "Your brother Waldo". The book of poems which he is returning is Consolations of Solitude (Boston: Jewett, 1856) by John Witt Randall (1813-1892). Randall lived at his family seat in Stow, Massachusetts, nine miles west of Concord. The town's library is named after him and his home and grounds are now the Stow Acres Country Club. He bequeathed his collection of old master prints and drawings, engravings, and engraved portraits to the Fogg Art Museum in 1898.

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        Memoire sur le pancreas. Very rare separately published edition

      Paris: Bailliere, 1856. <p>Bernard, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . 190pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1856. 270 x 213 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth spine, somewhat foxed. Some light foxing but a fine copy.</p><p> First Edition in Book Form. G-M 1000.1 (journal article). The final and most complete statement of Bernard&#39;s first major physiological discovery--the role of the pancreas in digestion, particularly its function in the breakdown and absorption of fats. Bernard was the first to demonstrate that pancreatic juice acted upon fats by a saponification process; i.e., the breakdown of fats into fatty acids and glycerine. Bernard&#39;s monograph was published the same year as a paper in the Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856), pp. 379-563. The book-form edition that we offer here was very small. Grmek 163. Norman 202. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 67b. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59. </p>

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        Mémoire sur le pancréas et sur le role du suc pancréatique dans les phénomènes digestifs, particulièrement dans la digestion des matières grasses neutres

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1856 - In: Supplemént aux comptes rendus hebdomaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Vol. 1. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 4to (28x22,5 cm), pp. 379-563, 5 folding stipple-engraved and aquatint plates by Borromee after Bernard, Lackerbauer and Leveille, 3 hand-colored. Whole volume contains 28 (26 colored, 5 folded) engraved plates, [3], 563 pp. Uncut, original publishers boards and printed label, bookblock broken at page 376, some foxing, pages 369-376 torn at inner margin. --- Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67B; Garrison-M. 1001.1; see Norman 203 and Waller 964 (offprints). - First edition and first appearance of Bernard's seminal work on the role of the pancreas. "In 1846 Bernard began studying the pancreatic juices and their role in digestion . By observing the processes of digestion in dogs and rabbits, and by experimentation with pure pancreatic juices collected from temporary pancreatic fistulae, Bernard was able to show that pancreatic juices made fats absorbable by breaking them down into fatty acids and glycerine" (Grolier Medicine). The present work represents the final and most complete statement of Bernard's discoveries concerning the pancreas. It was published in Volume I of the supplement to Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, and also in a small separate issue. The journal volume also contains "Mémoire sur quelques points de la physiologie des algues" by A. Derbès u. A. J. J. Solier with 23 tinted tables as well as "Mémoire sur le calcul des pertubations qu'éprouvent les cometes" by Hansen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, &#39;54, &#39;55

      Philadelphia and London: Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co.. 1856 / 1857. First. First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher&#39;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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        Ancient and Modern Denbigh: WITH The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship:

      J Williams. George Bayley., Vale Street, Denbigh. Hope Street, Wrexham. 1856 - 2 volumes bound as 1, VG, 1st eds. In attractive full red contemporary calf, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling and tiles, edges rubbed. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, red marbled endpapers, bookplate of Hugh Budgen Peake: Middle Temple, to fpd, half title and guarded frontis present, tp (Ancient and Modern Denbigh), 1856, [8], [1], 2-362 pp, 3 pls, 5 illustrations, with an extra 4 loose plates. half title and portrait frontis present, tp (The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship), Vol 1 (all published), 1860, (xii), [1], 2-231 pp, 4 pls (including 1 portrait), 81 page ms account of the Peake family (of Bowden?) probably by HB Peake (see bookplate), the loose plates in the first part are of, Denbigh Castle, Denbigh Royal Bowling Green, Ruin of Old St Davids, and Goblin Tower, all of which are rare. Lots of marginal notes all in the same hand, envelope addressed to Peake tipped onto fep. A unique and interesting local offering. WILLIAMS, cleric, poet, and antiquary. See NLW WBO. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Pteris aquilina [Bracken]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore&#39;s "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore&#39;s important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England&#39;s first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. The plates were produced "... by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made" (Blunt). As a result, they recorded the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. His interest in printing extended to "... the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty-nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition.

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        Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and foreign shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature. A new and entirely revised edition, with ancient and modern appellations, synonyms, localities, etc. by Sylvanus Hanley.

      - London, Willis and Sotheran, 1856. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). pp. xx, 234, with 46 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt shell ornaments and lettering, gilt topedges. The very much enlarged edition of this popular manual, which was first published in 1818.Nissen ZBI, 4459. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," After Forty Years of Slavery. With an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May; and an Appendix by William H. Furness, D.D

      Syracuse New York and Auburn: William T. Hamilton Miller, Orton and Muiligan [sic]. 1856. First Edition. 8vo; 409pp; + 6pp. ads for other publications by Miller, Orton & Mulligan, (including a quote from Lydia Maria Child urging reading ARCHY MOORE, THE WHITE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth, one by Fanny Fern praising MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM, By Frederick Douglass, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Nothrop, a temperance tract and another title, LIVES OF JUDGES, INFAMOUS AS TOOLS OF TYRANNY) frontispiece, engraved half-title, and 2 other plates. Rebound in new brown cloth with black leather label stamped "Peter Still" and "The Kidnapped and the Ransomed". Ex-library with purple ink stamp on front pastedown, 1921 ownership inscription in pencil on ffep, five number stamp about 1/4" high on verso of title page; endpapers rebacked, a bit of foxing to text, else sound. Housed in custom- made brown cloth and paper box. Scarce in any condition. & This is the first edition of the extraordinary slave narrative of Peter Still, kidnapped from his home in New Jersey as a young child and made a slave in Kentucky and Alabama for forty years. Kate Pickard, a teacher at the Female Seminary of Tuscumbia, Alabama, where Peter Still was employed, has written the narrative. Still finally, at age fifty, devised a plan of escape by being purchased by the southern Jewish merchants Isaac and Joseph Friedman. The Friedmans went north and Peter was able to self- redeem his freedom with money the Friedman brothers paid him for his work. Peter Still then returned to the south for his wife and children. His family escaped with the help of Seth Concklin, a white abolitionist, who was captured by slave hunters in the north and, while being taken south. He was either killed or committed suicide at the hopelessness of his plight. Dr. William Furness&#39; appendix is an account of Concklin&#39;s life. This slave narrative begins with the Still&#39;s kidnapping and, although a serious and traumatizing story, it was also read as an exciting adventure story. It can also be read as a history of the contribution of Jews to the Abolition movement. An unusual feature of the work is explicit mention of miscegenation between white and black - a completely taboo subject at the time. This is a slave narrative of the greatest detail and scope, written from Peter Still&#39;s account by a woman of ability who had close knowledge of the subject. Because it is skillfully written, with the use of dialogue, it appears to be a novel. It was so regarded by Wright (II, 1893), but it is not. In fact, correspondence by Peter Still detailing his efforts to purchase his wife&#39;s freedom, his account book, and other papers are located at Rutgers and at the Library of Congress. No less a respected figure in the American abolition movement than the Rev. Samuel J. May has written a persuasive argument for reading this account of the horrors of slavery and the generosity of two Jewish merchants. Reprinted by the Negro Publication Society of American in 1941 and the Jewish Publication Society of America in 1970 with an introductory essay on Jews in the anti-slavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman. Blockson 9601 and 9603 respectively. Dumond, Bibliography of Antislavery in America, p. 94. Jackson, A History of Afro-American Literature, I, p. 153. Sabin 62614.

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        Franz Anton Mesmer aus Schwaben, Entdecker des thierischen Magnetismus. Erinnerungen an denselben, nebst Nachrichten von den letzten Jahren seines Lebens zu Meersburg am Bodensee.

      Frankfurt, Literarische Anstalt (Rütten), 1856.. circa 19 x 13 cm. X SS., 1 Bl., 212 SS. Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. Goed. VIII, 212, 101; Borst 2614; Ackermann, Geheime Wiss. II, 288 ("Sehr gesucht"). Erste Ausgabe der Mesmer-Biographie Kerners. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des österreichischen Journalisten und Schriftstellers Alfred Mensi von Klarbach (1854-1933) mit seinem Wappen-Exlibris und dem Motto "tat tuam asi". - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt (nur der Titel etwas mehr), vorne kleine Spur von entferntem Umschlag.

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        The Trans-Caucasian Campaign of the Turkish army under Omer Pasha: a personal narrative.

      William Blackwood and Sons London 1856 - First edition. 8vo., xxvii, 234pp., 2 pages ads at beginning, 16 pages ads at end, 5 coloured lithographed plates including frontispiece, 1 folding map, woodcut vignette on title and four others, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover, presentation inscription to title, light wear, an excellent copy. Oliphant had been acting as a correspondent for The Times during this campaign. He had accompanied Lord Stratford to the Crimea from Constantinople. Oliphant had a glimpse of the siege of Sebastopol, afterwards joining the force under Omar Pasha. He was present at the battle of the Ingour. The fall of Kars then made the expedition fruitless, and after much suffering during the retreat, he returned to England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - MEMORIA HISTORICO - DESCRIPTIVA DEL NUEVO PALACIO DEL CONGRESO DE LOS DIPUTADOS PUBLICADA POR LA COMISION DE GOBIERNO INTERIOR DEL MISMO.- Madrid, Aguado, 1856; en folio mayor (45 x 31 cm.) plena piel, anteportada, portada, 66 - 15 páginas y 18 láminas (2 de ellas a doble página). Ejemplar de la tirada en gran papel. El autor de la parte histórica fue Francisco de Paula Madrazo y de la descriptiva J. María Eguren. Palau nº 161013. Muy buen ejemplar.

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        Physicians and Physic: Three Addresses

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1856 - Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; stamped decorations to boards. Usual general light wear over all, with a touch of fade to the spine. Top edge soiled. Inner hinges have been repaired. There is a small bite with adjacent closed tear to the front pastedown at fore edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer

      London: J.& C. Brown & Co.. 1856. First. First English edition, preceded by an American piracy. Bound in contemporary diced half-morocco and marbled papercovered boards, front hinge a little worn and small nicks at the spine ends, still an attractive and pleasing, very good copy. The tremendous success of these short detective stories, the earliest by an English author, inspired a wave of imitators. Queen&#39;s Quorum #2, preceded only by Poe&#39;s Tales. .

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      New York: G. P. Putnam and Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Later rebind. Occasional foxing. &#39;Atelier de Reliure de l&#39;imprimerie Tasso Printing Works Binding by Tasso Printing Works Negrelli Street Ismailia Tel: 194 RCC 99&#39; booksellers stamp on ep. 1856. First US edition. Half leather with blue hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering. 190mm x 125mm (7" x 5"). 492pp. Folding map and two frontis pieces. .

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      Thomas Thomas 1856 - 1st 1856. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour title page. A collection of 24 ferns, pressed into the book, with tissue-guards and a full page description for each fern type. Side of spine is split with some fraying. All samples are present, but a few loose (at least 3). Some tissue-guards are creased. An unusual item. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems, religious, historical, and political.

      Latter-Day Saints' Book Depot, Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London 1856 - First edition, slim 8vo, pp. viii, 270, [1]; fore-edge, front cover, and spine spotted, else very good in orig. blue cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Together with: Snow, E. R., Poems, religious, historical, and political. Also two articles in prose, vol. II. Salt Lake City 1877, pp. iv, 284; engraved frontispiece portrait; front free endpaper excised, scribble on recto of rear free endpaper, orig. blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, rebacked, original spine laid down. Both volumes in a blue cloth clamshell box, printed paper label on spine. Flake 7843 and 7844 (catalogued under Eliza Roxy Snow Smith). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schweiz in Bildern.

      J.J. Ulrich,, Zürich, 1856 - Zürich, J.J. Ulrich, (1856). Quer-folio. (45) Bl., 8 S. Mit 1 gest. Titel, 45 Stahlstichtafeln und zahlr. gest. Textvignetten von Kaspar Ulrich Huber nach Johann Jakob Ulrich. Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. Lonchamp 2432. - Barth 17316. - Wäber 84. - Erste Ausgabe. Schönes seltenes Ansichtenwerk "mit den Zeichnungen zu dem großen und heute noch beachtenswerten Ansichtenwerk wollte Ulrich dem Vertrieb minderwertiger Schweizeransichten entgegenwirken" (Brun III, 347 ff), gestochen von Kaspar Ulrich Huber (1825-1882) nach Johann Jakob Ulrich (1898-1877), der das Werk im eigenen Verlag publizierte, die Tafeln mit dessen Blindprägestempeln. Die ausfrührlichen Beschreibungen zu den Tafeln und der "ergänzende Anhang" vom Zürcher Redaktor und Journalist Johann Jakob Reithard (1805-1857). "Auch schrieb er als Freund der Natur und Kunst den Text zu dem vortrefflichen - gleichfalls nicht genug verbreiteten - Werke seines Freundes Ulrich: Bilder aus der Schweiz" (Pestalozzi, Ludwig: J.J. Reithard "Zürcher Taschenbuch" S. 47, Zürich, 1882). Enthält neben den Ansichten von Baden, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Genf, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, Neuenburg, Solothurn und Zürich auch einige selten gezeigte Ansichten wie Mesocco, Klosters, Hausen, Teufen etc. - Durchgehend stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Clark's Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut

      Richard Clark, Philadelphia 1856 - An extremely elaborate and detailed wall map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the only 19th-century map of the county listed in Phillips America. Fairfield is the site of some of New York City's most prestigious suburbs. Each township is separately coloured, with the properties of numerous individual landowners located. The map is flanked by sixteen inset views of important Fairfield sites, including numerous private residences, and the Court House in Bridgeport. The views are separated by ornamental Victorian scrollwork. There are twenty-four inset plans of Fairfield towns and villages, including Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Westport, Danbury, Bridgeport, Southport, Sharon, Bethel, Fairfield, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Newtown, New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Cos Cob. The map was drawn from a survey by J. Chace, W. J. Barker, and N. Hector, and lithographed by Wagner & McGuigan in Philadelphia. Not in Rumsey; Thompson, Maps of Connecticut , 176; Phillips, America , p. 276. Lithographic wall map, with full period hand-colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, edged with silk, on contemporary rollers. Very nice condition.

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      D. Rice & A.N. Hart, Philadelphia 1856 - Four volumes. Quarto. 142 biographies, each illustrated with a full-page steel engraving. In publisher's embossed leather bindings, a.e.g., the covers with overall decoration and gilt titles on spines Moderate to heavy foxing, inner hinges professionally repaired. Nice copies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scenes and Incidents in the Western Prairies: During Eight Expeditions, and Including a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

      Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Moore, 1856. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book Two volumes in one. First thus, complete with four plates and map. Original boards with gilt text on spine. Wagner-Camp 108:15. An account of Gregg&#39;s time as a trader on the Santa Fe trail. Corners bumped and curled, rubbed through to boards, few cracks in places. Front hinge loose. Previous owner bookplate on front endpaper. Some stains to endpapers, edges of text block. Foxing throughout text.

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        Le Passe-temps, ou l'Industriel devenu commerçant. Récit historique, exact et sincère, par mer et par terre, de quatre voyages faits au Brésil, au Chili, dans les Cordillères des Andes, à Mendoza, dans le désert, et à Buenos-Aires (.).

      Versailles, chez M. Gendrin 1856 - in-8, XX-567 pp., avec 8 ff. de fac-similés et 10 pl. lithographiées sous serpentes, dont un portrait-frontispice et une carte, demi-basane bouteille, dos lisse orné avec détail des chapitres en lettres dorées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, usures des coupes. La page de titre est placée après l'avant-propos. Unique édition de cet ouvrage tiré à petit nombre aux frais de l'auteur, et envoyé par ses soins aux "cent trente bibliothèques des principales villes de France", comme indiqué manuscritement à la fin des pièces liminaires. En dépit de cette générosité, le livre est très rare, même dans les dépôts publics, qui semblent n'avoir pas pris très au sérieux l'insistance de l'auteur à leur présenter son oeuvre (cf. pièces liminaires). Comme il est indiqué au titre, Gendrin, né le 2 mai 1793, quitta en 1816 la France avec son employeur pour Rio de Janeiro, et revint en décembre 1823. Entre temps, il s'était établi sur place à son compte, tenant un petit commerce d'articles divers (miroirs, brosses, montres, etc.), puis avait converti son fonds pour démarcher le Chili, qui commençait à se développer. Le principal intérêt de cette relation écrite avec une grande candeur est de présenter de façon naïve la vie d'un petit boutiquier français émigré à Rio de Janeiro, de ceux que l'on appelait les "pacotilleurs" et qui jouèrent de fait un rôle non négligeable dans le développement du continent sud-américain dans les années qui accompagnèrent et suivirent l'indépendance, permettant ainsis l'ouverture commerciale. Borba de Moraes, I, 348 (avec une importante notice s'attardant sur les différents types d'exemplaires). Absent de Sabin, de Chadenat. Exemplaire de Monsieur Fortin, avec envoi autographe et ex-dono poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur, et daté de 1858. Une note manuscrite stipule : "L'auteur invite les personnes, parents ou amis, qui recevront un exemplaire, de verser à la caisse municipale de la ville de Versailles deux francs pour l'acte de bienfaisance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      [vol.I] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co, Boston & New York 1856 - Contemporary near uniform maroon (vol. 1 spine) and black morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet and dot roll gilt borders, spines in six compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration, the same tools employed for the cornerpieces of each panel, but with different center tools to each volume, gilt edges, yellow endpapers The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual, some generally unobtrusive spotting). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Watercolour View of Benares (Varanasi)].

      1856 - Ca. 1856. Watercolour and pencil on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 42x58 cm (16 ¾ x22 ¾ in). Later pencil caption "Welby Jackson. 1856. Benares" on verso. Recently matted, outside dimension ca. 53x69,5 cm (20 ¾ x 27 ¼ in). Near fine, bright watercolour. This beautiful view of Benares shows the River Ganges with white temples and ghats in the background, and clothes washers on the riverbank in the foreground. The right part of the picture details a wooden bridge spanned across the Ganges, with bull carts crossing. Welby Jackson was an official in British India in the first half of the 19th century. He was noted to be in Calcutta in 1823 and held the office of Judge of Sudder Court there; in 1826 he was appointed Register to the Nizamut Adawlut for the Western Provinces at Allahabad (The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Regicter for British India and its dependencies. Vol. XXII. London, 1826. P. 469). The beginning of 1860's sees him back in Buckinghamshire, England (see: The Peerage, A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe, on-line). Two of Jackson's sepia sketches of the city of Gaya (Bihar, India) executed in 1830 are now in the Asia, Pacific and Africa collections of the British Library.

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      New York. 1856. - ix,113pp. Contemporary plain grey paper wrappers. Ownership label on spine; inscription of Millard Fillmore on front cover. Lightly soiled on fore edge, not affecting internal contents. Very good plus. In a leather clamshell case, gilt. President Millard Fillmore's copy of this work on the legal issues of slavery. Hurd, a respected legal scholar, would go on to author a two volume work entitled THE LAW OF FREEDOM AND BONDAGE IN THE UNITED STATES, which Howes calls the "most profound legalistic treatise on slavery." This work traces the law of slavery from the introduction of the institution in the colonies, the colonial law in light of international and civil law, and the laws of the states. Fillmore was a lawyer by profession. He has signed and dated the pamphlet on the cover, Sept. 11, 1856. During his presidency (1850- 1853), Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act into law as a part of the Compromise of 1850. Following his first term as president, he ran on the Know Nothing ticket in the election of 1856 and lost, and in his politics he opposed Lincoln and later supported Andrew Johnson. Among the most bookish of our Presidents, he had a large personal library. A wonderful association piece, a President's copy of a work closely related to the issues of slavery during his administration. COHEN 9841. SABIN 33989.

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      1856 - ROBERTSON, W. S., and David Winslett. NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. Muskokee [sic], or Creek First Reader. New York: Mission House, 1856. First edition. The text is comprised of Muscogee (Creek) - English word lists and short readings in the Muscogee language, frequently illustrated with small, charming cuts of animals and objects and biblical scenes. 12mo. 48 pp. Contemporary binding of leather backed brown cloth boards, with gilt-stamped title to upper board. Early ink inscription on front pastedown. The backstrip is rubbed, has loss at either end, and is split along one joint - although the board is still firmly attached. The boards are crisp and clean except for a small spot of soiling on the lower board. The gilt title is quite bright. Scant light foxing on initial and closing leaves; otherwise the text is clean. Very good. (Sabin 72019). Rare.

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        Report of the Board of General Officers Appointed to Inquire into the Statements contained in the Reports of Sir John McNeill and Colonel Tulloch, and the Evidence Taken by them Relative thereto, Animadverting upon the Conduct of Certain Officers on the General Staff, and others in the Army; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken by the Boars; and an appendix.

      HMSO, London 1856 - Extremely rare complete report of 'The Chelsea Board' set up the inquire into the administration of aspects of the Crimean War and presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. Handsomely bound in full natural calf with 5 raised bands and gilt filleting, slight shelf wear. . Titles in gilt on brown lables. Blind and gilt decorations around Margins of boards. Marbled endpapers with a small portion missing along bottom edge of front ep. The contents contain Preliminary observations and opinion s of the Board. Complete minutes of proceedings including full transcripts of evidence or examinations of The Earl of Lucan; Sir R Airey; The Earl of Cardigan; Colonel Gordon; Commissary General Filder; Sir John McNeill and Colonel Tulloch; also includes copies of documents submitted by them and evidence of the more junior officers called. Some staining on flyleaves but title page and leaves crisp with only occasional slight browning. The complete report is rarely found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification.

      Third Edition In Two Volumes. Van Voorst London 1856 - Two vols, octavo. Original drab blue pebble grain cloth, the spines just a trifle sunned and the spine head of volume oneslightly cracked and chipped, other spine ends just a little wear, slight cracking to a backstrip edge but not affecting joint, Complete with 138 fine hand coloured plates of birds eggs. One of the best Oological works of the Victorian era. Overall a G-VG set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1856. [MAP - JAPAN] Gyokuransai SADAHIDE & Kikuchi Shuzo. MUSASHI NO KUNI ZENZU. Edo, Kikuya Kosaburo & 12 others. Ansei 3 [1856] 112 X 127 cm. An interesting colored woodcut map of the Musashi plain. Folds into its original titled covers, 28 x 18.6 cm. Nice colors, impression and colors. Sadahide was not only a talented printmaker but was also responsible for several important maps of the time. [Beans 1856.13] in Supplement B, page 41. See the UBC website at SOPTR=312&REC=3 for more info on this map. From The Keyes collection.

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        Pickwick Papers; Mr. Pickwick

      - Original watercolor by Kyd (pseudonym for Joseph Clayton Clarke, 1856-1937), measuring 3 x 3 inches, circa 1900. Kyd's famous character study, "Mr Pickwick," appeared on postcards and in various editions of "The Pickwick Papers"; professionally matted and framed; shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Souvenirs de l'Amérique espagnole. Etudes sur la société au Pérou et au Chili (La ville et la campagne de Rio Janeiro) - Souvenirs, promenades et rêveries

      Michel Lévy Frères, Typographie de Mme Veuve Dondey-Dupré 1856 - 1 vol. in-12 relié plein maroquin rouge à grain long, dos à 4 nerfs dorés orné, plaques d'encadrement ornée sur plats, toutes tranches dorées, chasses ornées, filet sur coupes, Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1856, 308 pp. et Typographie de Mme Veuve Dondey-Dupré, Paris, 1856, 72 pp. Rare exemplaire dédicacé par Max Radiguet réunissant les "Souvenirs de l'Amérique espagnole" dans un tirage vraisemblablement antérieur et différent de l'édition habituelle qui porte en titre les mentions "Chili - Pérou - Brésil", ainsi que très rare recueil "Souvenirs, promenades et rêveries" qui réunit les textes de divers articles de l'auteur consacrés notamment à la Bretagne : "ainsi de Physionomie de quelques fêtes en Bretagne" où il évoque l'Eguinané, Noël, Quasimodo,., ou encore "Les Pèlerins de Saint Eloi" dans le bourg de Ploudaniel. Maximilien Radiguet fut notamment le secrétaire de l'Amiral Dupetit-Thouars (coiffe lég. frottée en tête, fente à un mors en tête, bon état par ailleurs). Signé par l'auteur. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Gesunde Menschenverstand von Pfarrer Jean Meslier Laut seinem Testament. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Samuel Ludvigh. Zum Inhalt: Vorwort des Uebersetzers // Das Leben J. Meslier's / nach Voltaire // Vorrede des Verfassers // Der gesunde Verstand // Auszug des Testaments von Jean Meslier / durch Voltaire // Nachwort.

      Baltimore, Samuel Ludvigh. 1856.. 22x 14 cm. 266 S. ISBN: Keine. Original Halbledereinband. Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen. / Orginal half leather. No jacket. Rücken erheblich beschädigt. An den Kapitalen teilweise Leder ersetzt. Innen vereinzelt braunfleckig. Rücken sollte restauriert werden. Immer noch ein gutes Exemplar dieser so seltenen schrift. 1 Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! The first part, Der gesunde Verstand, is a translation of Le bon sens, Ou, Ide'es naturelles, by Holbach, also published with title: Le bon sens du cure' J. Meslier. The second part, Auszug des Testaments von Jean Meslier, was first published by Voltaire in 1761. GF. (MGT). Jpg.

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