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        The Island of Cuba

      Derby & Jackson, New York 1856 - Duodecimo, 397 pp, with publisher's catalog in back and folding map of the island facing title page. Translated from the Spanish by J.S. Thrasher. This book is that portion of Humboldt's "Personal Narrative" that relates to Cuba, collected in a separate volume. A lengthy chapter deals with Slavery on the island, but as is customary with Humboldt, all aspects are viewed. The translator, an American resident in Cuba, has annotated the text and written an extensive "introductory Essay" to bring matters up to date. Scattered foxing throughout, as is common with this book. Otherwise a fine, crisp copy in an original publisher's binding in excellent condition, the endpapers equally. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: PLAZA BOOKS ABAA]
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        Lastrea dilatata glandulosa [Broad Prickly-toothed Buckler Fern]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore's "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore'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'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.

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        LOS TOROS ESPAÑOLES Y TAUROMAQUIA COMPLETA.

      - Edición ilustrada con 6 retratos. Madrid, Imprenta Nacional, 1856, 11x16, 2 hojas. 212 pp. 6 láminas de retratos, pequeña mancha en dos de ellos. Encuadernada en holandesa piel de época. Obra muy apreciada, difícil de encontrar completa. (36422).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Himmels-Atlas in transparente Karten.

      1856 - Stuttgarte: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Illustrated board portfolio, colour-printed chromolithographic star chart in four sections, total 600 x 490mm, 30 constellations plates on blue card, each 225 x 285mm, in gilt-lettered folio with 16pp. letterpress guide. A little wear to covers. A celestial index map of the sky from the the North Pole to 40º south, and thirty constellation cards, all with the stars perforated and backed with coloured paper so they glow when they are held up to the light. The holes are different shapes and sizes to mimic the apparent magnitude of the stars. The serie was designed to be educational, and the pamphlet is a technical guide to the solar system and the stars depicted on the cards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY

      Washington DC: (C. Alexander, Printer), 1856. A few wrapper soiled and detached, all complete and sound. 53 Issues. Vol. 32, nos. 1, 3-5, 8-12; Vol. 33, nos. 1-5, 7-8, 10-12; Vol. 34, nos. 1-5, 10; Vol. 35, nos 1, 3-11; Vol. 36, no. 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10-11; Vol. 37, nos. 5-6, 8; Vol. 38, nos. 3-4, 6-7, 9-10; Vol. 40, no. 2. All issues sewn in printed wraps. "The oldest colonization periodical, contained some antislavery propaganda and a wealth of information on African-American culture and history." Lomanzow. American Periodicals 198.& Blockson 9116.

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        Neue Untersuchungen über den Bau des Rückenmarks. 1.-5. Lieferung. + Atlas mikroskopisch-anatomischer Abbildungen zu den neuen Untersuchungen über den Bau des Rückenmarks. (all publ.)

      . Cassel, Commissions-Verlag von Heinrich Hotop, 1856-1859, 4°, XIX, (1), 1192, CVIII pp.; (2), 31 z.T. farb. lith. Foliotafeln; 5 OBrosch.; Atlas Halbledereinband, Rückenerneuert; Tafeln wie immer etwas fleckig.. Erste Ausgabe - Vollständiges Exemplar dieses Klassikers der Neuroanatomie, mit allen Textteilen und Tafelerklärungen in fünf original broschierten, ungeöffneten Lieferungen. Der Atlas mit einem eingebunden original Lieferungsumschlag, Tafeln mit Gebrauchspuren. Von besonderem Interesse sind neben dem anatomischen Teil sind die historischen und methodischen Beiträge. - Benedikt Stilling, "geboren am 22. Februar 1810 im kurhessischen Städtchen Kirchhain, als Sohn eines kleinen Wollhändlers, entschied der sich schon im 6. Lebensjahr für den ärztlichen Beruf, bezog 1828 die Universität Marburg und promovirte 1832 mit der Dissertation "depupilla artificiali in sclerotica conformanda", deutsch in von Amon's oben angebotenen dritten Bande, unter dem Titel "Neue Versuche über die Verpflanzung in der Hornhaut, Keratoplastik"." - "Im Jahre 1833 wurde er Assistent in Ullmann's Klinik zu Marburg, erfand die Gefässdurchschlingung, eine neue Methode der Blutstillung, studierte den Prozess der Thrombus-Bildung, gab den Studenten Privatisima über Chirurgie und nur den glühenden Wunsch dereinst Professor der Chirurgie zu werden, aber, da ihm aus konfessionellen Gründen die Laufbahn verschlossen war (Die kurhessische Verfassung von 1830 hatte zwar auf dem Papier alle Bekenntnisse vor dem Gesetz gleich gestellt, in Wirklichkeit aber war noch kein Jude vom Staat angestellt worden), nahm er die Ernennung zum Kreisgerichtswundarzt in Kassel an, die ein intimer Freund des Ministers Hassenpflug durchgesetzt hatte, - um einen so ausgezeichneten Arzt bei sich zu haben. In Kassel gewann Stilling eine große Praxis, doch stiess jede Beförderung auf Widerstand des Kurfürsten; ja 1840 sollte Stilling auf ein Dorf (Eiterfeld!) bei Fulda versetzt werden und nahm desshalb seinen Abschied aus dem Staatsdienst. So blieb er als Arzt in Kassel bis an sein Lebens-Ende (28.Januar 1879) und hat als Wundarzt und wie als Anatom vorzügliches geleistet. Er hat zuerst in Deutschland, als alle großen Chirurgen sich noch davor scheuten, glückliche Ovariotomien ausgeführt und die extraperitoneale Methode dieser Operation erfunden; ein großes dreibändige Werk über die Harnröhren Striktur verfasst, die vasomotorischen Nerven gefunden, die Leistung des Sympathicus aufgeklärt und '40 Jahre Arbeit der Architektonik unseres Seelen-Organs' gewidmet. Vier von seinen Werken über den Bau des Rückenmarks und des Gehirns wurden von der Pariser Akademie mit Preisen gekrönt; das über die Varols-Brücke erhielt, auf Empfehlung von Claude Bernard, den Monthyon-Preis." Hirschberg

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        Cornwallis is Taken! The Watchman's Cry. Philadelphia 1781.

      New York: W. Pate, [c. 1856]. - Single sheet, mounted and framed, (21 x 27 inches). Fine engraved scene (margins slightly toned). First edition. Engraved by Doney after the painting by Latilla. A shadowy and dramatic mezzotint engraving that depicts Philadelphians reacting to the news of General Cornwallis's surrender to the French and American troops. At the center of the scene is most likely Thomas McKean (1734-1817), the President of Congress, surrounded by his family on the porch of a house. A black woman holds a young white child in the doorway, and behind McKean kneels a Native American woman. Men and children cheer the news of England's defeat as women look on. For more information about this lithograph, or a warm welcome to see it and other books and prints in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Sacrées et profanes. Chants et chansons d’époques. Depuis 1793 jusques et compris 1856 et autres poésies.

      1856 - Livre ancien XII, 442 p. Antoine Jean-Baptiste Simonnin (1780-1856), auteur prolixe de vaudevilles, a rassemblé dans cet ouvrage l’ensemble de ses chansons de 1793 jusqu’à l’extrême fin de sa vie : une véritable histoire de France en chansons, de la Révolution au Second Empire Un splendide exemplaire dans une reliure parlante revêtue des symboles des régimes sous lesquels l’auteur écrivit ses chansons. Condition : In-8, plein chagrin maroquiné rouge, dentelle au petit fer en encadrement des plats délimitant un rectangle au petit fer portant dans chaque coin les symboles frappés à l’or des différents régimes politiques de la France (la Révolution – deux lances croisées -, l’Empire – aigle -, la Restauration – trois fleurs de lys -, Louis-Philippe – monogramme), au centre des plats le monogramme ES dans deux médaillons supportant deux croix de Malte et l’ordre de la Légion d’Honneur), dos à 5 nerfs orné en à-froid et petit fer, dentelle intérieure, gardes de soie moirée, doré sur tranches, reliure signée en queue « Despierres Rel. de l’Empereur ». Exemplaire d’Eugène Scribe à son monogramme. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        The Chinese and their Rebellions, viewed in Connection with their National Philosophy, Ethics, Legislation, and Administration, to which is added, An Essay on Civilization and its Present State in the East and West.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1856 - Octavo. Some mild foxing, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy in the original mauve taupe embossed cloth, title gilt to spine, corners a little soft and bumped, spine sunned and slightly crumpled head and tail. Folding map frontispiece coloured in outline and 2 other similar maps. First Edition. Having studied Chinese at the University of Munich, Meadows was employed as Interpreter at the Canton Consulate on the day that the Treaty of Nanking was ratified, "My Chinese experience commenced, therefore, with the inauguration of a new era in Anglo-Chinese intercourse." Meadow's closely observant residence in the centre of events over the following thirteen years, combined with his use of a wide range of Chinese sources make his "one of the most interesting interpretations of Chinese society and civilization offered by Western writers of the nineteenth century." [Kung-Chuan Hsiao, review of the 1955 reprint in Pacific Affairs.] Much on the Taipings. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4.volume IV [4]

      Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856] - Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Die Dynasten, Freiherren und jetzigen Grafen von Bocholtz. Beitrag zur alten Geographie, Rechts-, Sitten-, und Culturgeschichte des Niderrheins. Vier Bände in fünf Abtheilungen. 5 Bände (komplett). 1. Band, 1. Abteilung: Geschichte der verschiedenen Geschlechter Bocholtz und die alten Zustände am Niederrhein. 2. Abteilung: Geschichte von hundertsechs Rheinischen, Niederländischen und Westpfälischen hervorragenden Geschlechtern. Ergänzungsband. 2. Band: Urkundenbuch. Mit Autographen, Siegeln, Notariats- und Papierzeichen und einer lithographischen Tafel. 3. Band: Chronik der Abtei Gladbach. Mit Wappen. 4. Band: Die Aufschwörungen, Grab- und Denkmale der Familie von Bocholtz, sammt den Aufschwörungen und Ritterzetteln des Oberquartiers von Ge

      J. M. Heberle (H. Lempertz),, Cöln, 1856 - Cöln, J. M. Heberle (H. Lempertz), 1856-1863. Groß-4°. 39 cm. 343 (1) Seiten, 5 Tafeln, 255 (1) Seiten, 16 meist doppelblattgroße Tafeln, 323, 88 Seiten, 1 Tafel, 122 Seiten, 6 Blatt. Pappbände der Zeit, gebunden. 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Wappen, Tafeln. Uneinheitlich gebunden, 3. Band in Halbleder der Zeit. Band 3 Blätter teils fachmännisch fixiert. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. With many illustrations, armorial bearings, plates in b/w. Contemporary hardcover (Volume 3 in half leather). Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Venezia : Tip. di G. Cecchini, 1856. 2nd Edition. Physical description: 824, 152 p. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Italian language -- Dialects -- Italy -- Venice. Genre: Dictionary / Reference. Language: Italian. Notes: Venetian vignette to title page. Physical description: 824, 152 p. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Italian language -- Dialects -- Italy -- Venice. Genre: Dictionary / Reference. Language: Italian. Notes: Venetian vignette to title page.

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        Archives Entomologiques ou recueil contenant des illustrations d'insectes nouveaux ou rares.

      Paris, Societé Entomologique de France, 1856-1858. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (262 x 172mm). pp. 512, with engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates of which 14 handcoloured; pp. 469, (1), with engraved handcoloured frontispiece and 14 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering. First edition, the rare coloured issue. The second volume describes insects of Gabon and has the following separate title: Voyage au Gabon. Histoire naturelle des insectes et des arachnides recueillis pendant un voyage fait au Gabon en 1856 et en 1857 par M. Henry C. Deyrolle sous les auspices de Mm. le Comte de Mniszech et James Thomson.... Arachnides par M. H. Lucas. The greater part of the work concern Cerambycids. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France most of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. The exquisitely handcoloured plates are by Hercule Nicolet. Some plates with blind library stamp of the American Entomological Society 1867.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Thomas B. Wilson and bookplate of the American Entomological Society.//Nissen ZBI, 4120.

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