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        NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEA

      1856 - HAWKS, Francis L. NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEA AND JAPAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1852,1853 AND 1854 UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE M.C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 3 VOLS. Washington: Berverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. First Edition in three volumes. Vol. 1: xviii + 537 pp.; Vol. 2: [vii], 414pp. + facsimile of treaty + index + maps; Vol.3: xliii + 705pp. 4to., green cloth, stamped in gilt to spine, blind-stamped to front and back. Complete with all plates and maps, including the suppressed bathing scene plate. This the Senate printing. Cloth is worn and sunned, particularly on spine. Interior slightly darkened but clean throughout with a few tears to a couple of the folding maps. Minimal foxing and dampstaining to endpapers of volume three. A very presentable copy of this monumental work.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY A NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES

      Longman, Brown, Green, London 1856 - Octavo (4-7/8" x 7-3/4") in original blindstamped blue cloth. Illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece and a hand-colored folding map. Complete with half-title page. Slight fraying along spine edges. Near Fine, and very scarce in this condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854.Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers. by Francis L. Hawks.

      Government Printing Office 1856 - 3 volumes. Thick 4to. A.O.P. Nicolson, 1856. U.S. Navy, Blue cloth. Original boards. Spines rebacked. Vol. 2 & 3 has modern blue cloth spine. Hand colored pictures. 537 pp.; 414 pp. + fac-simile [sic] of original treay with Japan + index (XI) + rear fold out maps; 705 pp.Partial damp stain to vol. 1. Numerous woodcuts, fold out maps and charts. Hill 230-231; Sabin 30968 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Under the Command of Commodore M C Perry of the United States Navy. Vols. I and II [of three volumes]

      A O P Nicholson, Washington 1856 - xvii, 537pp; 414pp, xi. Vol. I with 88 [of 89] colour plates including two folding facsimiles of Japanese paintings. Additional folding maps. Vol. II with chromolithographic plates (natural history), and 16 charts, plus two folding maps. This edition of does not include the suppressed 'nude bathing scene'. The two volumes of the American expedition to China and Japan refer to the period which saw the beginnings of international relations between the two major powers. Profusely illustrated with drawings which display all aspects of the Orient from a Western perspective.Volume two contains a facsimile of the original treaty with Japan. G : in good condition. Covers rubbed with wear to leather spines and fading to lower edges of front cover of vol. II. Both vols. with stamp and bookplate of the Cruising Library Association. Some mild browning to pages and sporadic light foxing [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of The Expedition of An American Squadron To The China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852-4, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy. Volume I Only.

      Beverley Tucker, Washington, CT. 1856 - .xvii, 1(errata), 537pp., 89 LITHOGRAPHS - 3 COLOR, 2 FOLDING( facsimiles of Japanese woodblock prints), AND 6 MAPS( 2 folding). NUMEROUS WOODCUT ENGRAVINGS.FIRST EDITION.BEVERLEY TUCKER, SENATE PRINTER'S EDITION(SCARCE).CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S.ALL PLATES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN.Rebacked with fascsimile spine label. Binding tight with original boards. "Nude Bather's" plate not present and not originally included in this volume. Volume weighs in excess of 7lbs. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854.,

      New York, Appleton, 1856 - VII + 624 Seiten Mit zahlr. Textholzst., Holzstichtafeln und 11 eingef. Karten. Späterer Halbledereinband im Stil der Zeit, marmorierter Schnitt. Vorderer Vorsatz mit Blindprägestempel "S. C. Griggs & Co. Publishers / Chicago". Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. die Seiten altersbedingt gegilbt und stellenweise braunfleckig. Dekoratives Exemplar in altersbedingt gutem Zustand ! A34a.004 Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA or, An Exploration of Harar. Edited By His Wife, Isabel Burton

      London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1856 - First edition. With four color lithographed plates, two maps, and seven illustrations in the text. 8vo, original red-orange cloth gilt lettered on the spine and decorated in blind on the covers, expertly and sympathetically rebacked retaining the original spine. xli, 648, 24 ads. A very good copy with the inevitable age mellowing. AN IMPORTANT BURTON FIRST EDITION and a seminal work of Africana recording Burton's first expedition into Somalia. His purpose was to explore the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, "a city whose walls no European had ever penetrated," as well as to gather information about the headwaters of the Nile. He travelled in the same disguise that took him to Mecca, as Haji Mirza Abdullah, an Arab merchant. It was on this expedition that Burton was first joined by John Speke, at the suggestion of James Outram. Speke originally abetted Burton's plans in Somalia, but differences quickly arose between the two, and Speke over the years became Burton's great nemesis, taking credit for discovering the Nile and deprecating Burton's efforts in every sphere. On this journey, despite the success of the primary objective, Lieut. Stroyan died and Burton received the famous spear wound to his face during an attack by Somalis while encamped on the beach at Berberah. Burton’s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is enlightening on many levels. He was the first European to enter Mecca, first to explore Somaliland, and first to discover the great lakes of Central Africa. A prolific writer, he published 43 volumes on exploration and travel, two volumes of poetry, over a hundred articles and 143 pages of autobiography. He translated sixteen volumes of The Arabian Nights, six volumes of Portuguese literature, two volumes of Latin poetry, and four volumes of folklore (Neapolitan, African and Hindu). His occupations included; soldier, writer, explorer, foreign emissary, translator and linguist, sword fighter, ethnographer and archaeologist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856. . First edition, 8vo, xl, (ii), 648, 24 advertisement pp. 4 fine coloured lithographs and 2 maps, the plates with some mostly marginal soiling, original endpapers with advertisements bound in. Modern red half morocco, black spine label. A famous account of Burton’s journey to Harrar in Somalia, disguised as an Arab merchant. Lacking Appendix IV as is common, which due to its discussion of female circumcision was omitted during the print run. Penzer pp. 60-63.

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        OHIO; BLEEDING KANSAS; RECONSTRUCTION]. A contemporary scrapbook of news clippings from 1856, 1857 and 1868.

      n.p., n.p. 1856 - This quarto-sized scrapbook, in green cloth over boards, was manufactured c. 1850 by Eayrs & Fairbanks, No. 133 Washington St., Boston. It is about half full of contemporary news clippings, affixed with paste. The scrapbooker did not comment on them, with the exception of one instruction to "See the loose piece."The first 40 pages are from 1856-1857. The majority of articles deal with slavery, especially political events in the Kansas Territory ("Bleeding Kansas"), the Dred Scott Case and President James Buchanan. The first clipping is from Feb. 9, 1856 and details a pro-slavery meeting in Missouri, addressed by David Atchison. The last clipping in this section is from April 24, 1857 and reports on Stanton's speech at Lawrence, Kansas.After a break of three blank pages, the scrapbook resumes with news of Reconstruction from June 30, 1868. There are 6 more pages of eclectica: political news clippings interspersed with a poem by Whittier and advice on How to Keep the Feet Dry.While the scrapbook is unsigned, it can be tentatively identified with the Orton family since the last page contains an 1868 20th reunion announcement from the Hamilton College class of 1848, along with 1868 clippings from southwestern Ohio newspapers including the Springfield (Ohio) Republic. The only surviving member of that class residing near the Dayton-Springfield area is Prof. Edward Orton [Sr.], Yellow Springs, OH, where he was president of Antioch College. The 1850s clippings come mostly from New York newspapers, particularly the Tribune, and the Orton family was living in Chester (Orange County), NY at that time.Orton went on to become the first President of the Ohio State University from 1873 to 1881.The scrapbook is in fair condition; the pages and paper have held up remarkably well. However the spine is mostly detached, and the binding is weak at several signatures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        DRED; A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOLS. I & II.

      Phillips, Sampson & Company., Boston. 1856 - . FIRST STATE.TWO VOLUME SET. Vol. I: [vi, 329, +6pp of ads.]. Vol. II: [v, 370pp]. Brown cloth covered boards decoratively stamped, gilt lettering on spine. "Dred" was Stowe's second novel and although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, it was ultimately less popular. "The response to Stowe's first work greatly impacted her second anti-slavery novel. Uncle Tom's Cabin drew criticism from abolitionists and African-American authors for the passive martyrdom of Uncle Tom and endorsement of colonization as the solution to slavery. Dred, by contrast, introduces a black revolutionary character who is presented as an heir to the American revolution rather than a problem to be expatriated.". Light scattered foxing to Vol.I.Bindings tight. Minimal shelf wear. Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Erdumsegelung der Königl. Schwedischen Fregatte Eugenie. In den Jahren 1851 bis 1853 ausgeführt unter dem Befehl des Commandeur-Capitains C. A. Virgin. Nach der amtlichen von C. Skogman redigirten Ausgabe übersetzt von Anton von Etzel. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Berlin, Janke 1856 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Mendelssohn IV, 221; Engelmann 99; Hunnewell 71; Du Rietz 1197; Borba de Moraes II, 816. - Seltenes Reisewerk. - The Swedish frigate Eugenie called at Rio (p. 28-39). To illustrate the account of the exepedition's visit to the city there is a black and white plate showing a view of Botafogo and a coloured plate of a Mulatin filling a barrel beside a fountain. (Borba de Mopraes). - Die Tafeln zeigen Landschaften, Eingeborene in typischer Tracht, sowie eine Ansicht der alten Missionskirche in San Francisco. - Mit 17 (v. 20) farblithogr. Tafeln, 3 lithogr. mehrf. gefalt. (1 farb.) Karten u. 4 Holzstichtafeln, sowie mit einigen Holzstichen im Text. - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und teils stockfleckig; Titel mit mehrf. Bibliotheksstempeln und Nummernvermerk; Rückenbezug leicht berieben VIII, 304; VI, 306 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pursuit

      Currier and Ives, New York 1856 - Currier and Ives, publisher A.F. Tait, artist “The Pursuit” New York: 1856 Hand-colored lithograph 35” x 41” framed The publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism. Nathaniel Currier began his lithographic career as an apprentice in 1828. By the mid-1830’s he had established his own firm on Spruce Street in New York City. In 1857 James Ives became a partner in the flourishing business, which went on to produce over 7,000 lithographs by 1907. Currier & Ives was undoubtedly the most prolific firm of lithographers in America, its output greater than that of all the other firms combined. The remarkable scope of this production was matched by the company’s ability to anticipate popular themes and subject matter. Among their many works are lithographs depicting sporting, railroad and rural scenes, marine, and western views, as well as foreign and domestic city views, historical tableaux, and a wide range of sentimental, morally instructive and advertising images. Currier & Ives’ broad productivity was accompanied by consistently high standards of printing and hand-coloring, and their ability to draw on original works by many of the finest American genre painters of the times, including (among many others) Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Charles H. Parsons and George Durrie.

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        HUNTER'S OTTAWA SCENERY, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

      William S. Hunter, Jr., Ottawa City, Canada West, 1855 (for 1856) - Second edition. Folio, 33.5 cm, original dark brown cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered within a gilt circle on front cover, all edges gilt. pp 19 text (in double columns) + frontispiece and illustrated title + 13 other lithographed plates (mostly tinted) with tissue guards + folding map. Small cloth chips to spine tips, minor damp spotting to covers; small ink blot to fore edge of tissue guard at title leaf, map creased but not torn, small evidence of removed bookplate inside front cover, else a fine, lovely copy, text and plates very clean, no foxing, hinges and joints not cracked, no owner names, plates a clear strike. TPL 3563, Lande 1861, Sabin 33937. The lithographs were from Hunter's own drawings and were printed in Boston by J.H. Bufford, who also worked with Nathaniel Currier. "Probably the first book to include lithographs drawn by Winslow Homer, who was apprenticed to Bufford's of Boston at the relatively late age of eighteen, for a period of two years. The present work includes the apprentice's first substantial published lithograph (the third plate, View of the Locks, Entrance of Rideau Canal) which is initialed by Homer, and the large title vignette and five other plates that are attributable to him on grounds of style". - Tatham, Winslow Homer and the Printed Book (1992). " 'Ottawa scenery' first appeared in . a small initial printing of . a few hundred copies. A second edition . still carrying the year 1855 on its title page, followed, probably in mid-1856. In the second edition the letterpress has been entirely reset, though the contents of Hunter's essay are virtually the same. In the first edition the signature marks on the gatherings of pages are numerals; in the second edition they are letters. Hunter altered the folding map for the second edition chiefly to show additional rail lines around Chicago. Bufford's shop redrew three of the lithographic views for the second edition. The need for a second edition seems to have arisen in the spring of 1856, when the Canadian Legislative Assembly ordered 140 copies of the book, one for each of its members. Presumably this was to inform the legislators about the town that had just become a contender in the consideration of sites for the new capitol. Because Hunter had apparently not forseen a need for a second printing, he had made no arrangements to keep standing either the type or the stones from which the first edition had been printed." - Tatham. The plates include: (1) Bird's Eye View of Chaudière Falls; (2) Rideau Falls; (3) View of Locks; (4) View from Barrack Hill - Looking Down the Ottawa; (5) View from Barrack Hill; (6) Junction of the Gatineau with the Ottawa river; (7) The Approach of the Suspension Bridge; (8) Suspension Bridge over Chaudière Falls; (9) The Big Kettle; (10) A Portion of the Chaudière Falls, from the North; (11) The Chasm, Chaudière Falls; (12) View from Interior of Chasm; (13) Timber Slide; (14) Natural Curiosity Ottawa River. An excellent copy of the first, largest, and best view book of Canadian artist and designer William Stanley Hunter, Jr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books (ABAC / ILAB)]
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        TABLEAUX, STATUES, BAS-RELIEFS ET CAMEES DE LA GALERIE DE FLORENCE ET DU PALAIS PITTI, DESSINES PAR WICAR, PEINTRE, ET GRAVES SOUS LA DIRECTION DE C. L. MASQUELIER, TOMES III & IV

      Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères 1856 - RO40111821: 91 plances d'eaux-fortes en noir et blanc (2 par page), pour env. 400 pages en tout. Ouvrage de 57/38 cm. 2 tomes en un volume. Pièces de titre en papier orange sur le dos, avec titre, tomaison et filets dorés. Mors fendus. 1er plat détaché. Bords des plats frottés. Quelques planches vraisemblablement manquantes. Une eau-forte découpée et manquante sur une planche. Avec les explications par Mongez, membre de l'Institut de France. Planche 1: Ecole Napolitaine, Sémiramis, tableau de Corrado. Guerrier agenouillé, guerrier en repos, pierres gravées antiques. Planche 2: Ecole florentine, Le Patrioarche Job, tableau de Fra Bartolomeo. Isis Jeune, Pierre gravée antique. Planche 3: Ecole lombarde, Jésus avec les Docteurs, tableau de Michel-Ange de Caravage. Hercule vainqueur à Olympie, onyx gravé, Hercule au Gymnase, sardoine gravée, pierres gravées antiques. In-Plano Relié. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 708-Galeries, musées, collections d'art [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A False Alarm on the Road to Gretna and One Mile from Gretna.

      B. Moss & Co., late 19th cent. - Two original late 19th-cent. hand-colored aquatints measuring approximately 11 x 16 inches (28 x 41 cm.). Matted and framed. The unpretentious little village of Gretna Green located one mile inside the boarders of Scotland on the historic coaching road between London and Edinburgh, and as such, was the goal of enterprising runaway couples from England. Under a more liberal Scottish law that existed before 1856, all that was needed to constitute legal marriage was a solemn declaration of willingness, before two witnesses: residential qualifications were not necessary. The enterprising blacksmith at Gretna Green, for a consideration of course, would hastily perform the rough and ready formalities. He did rather well with his sideline, joining over 1,000 in wedlock in front of his anvil. Once the word got about of the lucrative trade, the Innkeeper of the Toll Inn decided that he too should get a piece of the action, over and above his tariff for lodgings, performing an 'all in' package for some 1,300 in six years.

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        Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl [.] herausgegeben vom Oesterreichischen Lloyd in Triest., Trieste, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des, 1856

      - 17 x 25,5, unico volume rilegatura mz. pelle con spellature al dorso legg. allentato, interno buono salvo macchioline, pp.316 + XIV. Interessante ed assai rara PRIMA edizione che riguarda le ferrovie da Vienna a Trieste con belle tavole incise di molte delle localit? e paesi in transito. (sono presenti 30 tavole e manca Barcola) TESTI IN TEDESCO.

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        The history of the United States of North America; from the discovery of the western world to the present day; vol. 1: From the earliest period, to the installation of Washington as first president; vol. 2: From the administration of Washington to that of Madison; vol. 3: From "The Second War" to the present times. By W.H. Bartlett, continued by B.B. Woodward.

      New York, George Virtue & Co., [ 1856 - ]. Three volumes, separately paged. Illus. Frontispiece in two volumes. Covers rubbed and edge-worn; several small white spots on front cover of vol. 3; backstrips rubbed; backstrip of vol. 3 separating; previous owner's intials on preliminary blanks; handwritten presentation on chapter page of two volumes. Pages adjacent to plates with no tissue guard (about half) are browned; nearly all plates are free of foxing or have only unobtrusive foxing. Dampstain at top margin on all plates of vol. 3, and top and outside margins on all plates of vol. 2, not affecting engravings. A complete set, with all of the 84 in-text plates called for, the tinted folding map of North America (in very good condition), and 2 of the 3 frontispiece plates (lacks the plate of The Pilgrims Embarkening from vol. 1). In addition, this copy includes three plates not called for: Trenton Falls; The Narrows, Lake George; John Hancock. The plate of James Polk, called for in volume 3, is in volume 1. A total of 89 engraved plates and one map. Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Binding is Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IV Livres de L'imitation De Jesus-Christ Qu'aucuns Attribuent a Iessen a'autres a Gerson, & d'autres a Thomas, a Kempis, Fidelement Traduits [Vol 1: 1856 Chromolithograph Edn] & Appendice a L'Imitation de Jesus Christ [Vol 2: 1858 Appendices]

      L. Curmer. LEATHER BOUND. B00NQLX4X0 In French. Two volumes. 1856-58 first editions L. Curmer (Paris). Volume 1 (1856), 8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches tall x 2 1/4 inches thick full red leather bound, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, gilt pattern to all board edges, two rows of gilt dentelles framing the pastedowns, all text within ornate chromolithographic borders, xii, 399, xiv. Volume 2 (1858), bound in conformity with Volume 1, 7 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches tall x 1-inch thick marbled paper-covered boards over red leather spine and tips, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, 23, 143, 51, [17], 16 pp. The covers of both volumes rubbed, stained and edgeworn, with a few abrasions, and fraying to tips. Volume 1 has moderate staining to the half title page, and a faded ink notation to the upper corner of the page. Faint library stamp to lower margin of frontispiece. Light creasing and 'Graf Bentheim' stamp to lower margin of the second title page. Same stamp to lower margin of title page in Volume 2. Otherwise, apart from a few pages in Volume 1 with light staining to the margins, a very good copy of this scarce complete set. References: Vicaire, Manuel de l'Amateur IV, pp. 489-490; Brunet, Supp. I, p. 673. Note that this is a heavy and oversized set, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~KM5~ The first volume of this work was one of two large-scale French publications in the 1850s which 'took chromolithography into new territory,' says historian Michael Twyman in his 2013 'A History of Chromolithography: Printed Colour For All' (London: The British Library), p. 158. It 'has long been regarded as a landmark French book, and its 400 pages of border decorations continue to delight the eye through the variety of their design and their vivid use of colour.' In addition to being a milestone in the use of chromolithography, the text of the beloved devotional work 'The Imitation of Christ' is the acclaimed 1626 French translation by Michel de Marillac (1560-1632). Each page has a border copied from an ancient manuscript, the facsimiles and engravings being collected from upwards of 360 manuscripts executed between the sixth and nineteenth centuries (many of which are documented in Volume 2). Five full-page chromolithographs are introduced as frontispieces to the entire work and each of the four books of the Imitation. They are: (1) Louis XIV at prayers; (2) Anne of Brittany praying, accompanied by her Ladies of Honour; (3) The Education of the Blessed Virgin Mary; (4) The Annunciation; and (5) The Nativity. These last four, as well as the twelve pages of the preface, are copied from the Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany in the sixteenth century. The twelve pages forming the calendar of the months which commences this work are embellished in conformity with the custom of ornamenting with illuminations all Books of the Hours. They are taken from a Book of Hours in the Louvre collection. The process involved the use of more than 900 lithographic stones, on which the designs were placed using a combination of ink and crayon work and printing done on thin, calendered card, with most of the borders employing ten to fourteen colors. Volume 2, which is illustrated with black-and-white engravings throughout, includes: a preface on the Imitation, by Jules Janin; the issue of authorship of the Imitation, by Fr. Delaunay; Ferdinand Denis on the history of ornamented manuscripts; an 1857 catalog of manuscript editions and printed editions of the Imitation (with its own title page); and two works on 'La Grand Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes.' 'The Imitation of Christ,' sometimes referred to as 'The Following of Christ' or 'The Christian Pattern,' is a Christian devotional book first composed in Latin circa 1420-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which presumed author Thomas Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible. . Good. 1858. First Edition.

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        Memorie della vita e dei tempi di Monsignor Gio. Secondo Ferrero-Ponziglione refferendario apostolica primo consigliere e auditore generale del Principe Cardinale Maurizio di Savoia con un saggio di lettere e monumenti inediti. Raccolti ed illustrati per Giovambatista Adriani.Tavole genealogische della casa Ferrero-Ponziglione dei Conti di Borgo d?Ales delle antiche patrizie della città di Cherasco sovra autentici documenti dal secolo XII al XIX:

      Ignazio Ribotta, Torino, 1856 - 702pagine, incisione, 8 tavola, Couverture collée sur les plats et une partie du dos, frotté par endroit, quelques rousseurs.

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        Raccolta di cronisti e documenti storici lombardi inediti.

      Francesco Colombo, 1856-57, Milano, - Due volumi in 8°, pagg. XL, 524; XIII, (1), 702 con un albero genealogico f.t. della famiglia ducale di Mantova e due tavole ripiegate raffiguranti la pianta della città di Mantova ed una cartina del territorio mantovano; legatura in mezza tela rossa, titoli oro al dorso. L'opera raccoglie interessanti scritti di storia lombarda, tra cui: "Cronaca di Antonio Grumello pavese dal 1467 al 1529 sul testo a penna esistente nella Biblioteca del signor Principe Emilio Barbiano di Belgiojoso", pubblicata per la prima volta da Giuseppe Muller. "I congiurati bresciani del 1512 ed il processo inedito che li riguarda", di Federico Odorici. "Cronaca di Mantova di Andrea Schivenoglia", di Carlo D'Arco. "Relazione delle cose successe in Pavia dal 1524 al 1528 scritta da Martino Verri", di Giuseppe Muller. Alcune tipiche fioriture della carta. Nel complesso ottimo stato. Fondamentale opera, non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels. In siebzig Blättern. Zweiundvierzigste Auflage

      Weimar, 1856-1862 folio (580 x 368mm.), 70 lithographed double-page maps and plates, lithographed advertisement inserted at beginning, publisher's half morocco, some soiling, map 31 (Switzerland) from another copy, binding rubbed. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        Münchener Sackkalender auf das Schaltjahr 1856. (München), Wild (1855). 90 x 60 mm. 30 nn. Bll., (teilw. durchschossen) mit 6 altkolor. lithogr. Tafeln, Goldschnitt, blindgepr. OLdr. d. Zt. mit Bleistifthülse mit Bleistift, einem Papiertäschchen Innendeckel hinten u. Einstecklasche.

      . . Nicht in Köhring etc.- Die hübschen Lithographien mit Bildern zu Onkel Tom's Hütte.- Tls. stockfleckig

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        J. W. Howell's bubble, of the general industry life and fire assurance and sick-fund friendly society, burst. - BOUND WITH - George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humorist, and The Man

      [London,] George Cruikshank, 1856 & 1878. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY OF THE "BUBBLE". 1 volume, 8pp., inscribed on the front wrapper "To the Editor of the "Builder" with the compls of G Cruikshank" and signed by Cruikshank, original gray/blue printed wrappers to the Bates work bound in. Bound in 1/2 red calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine, top edge gilt, others uncut.

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        Erläuterungen zur Fauna Brasiliens, enhaltend Abbildungen und ausführliche Beschreibungen neuer oder ungenügend bekannter Thier-Arten

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1856. First edition.. Just a touch of soiling to the title page and to rear side of the final plate; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition in an attractive new binding.. Pp. viii, 115; 32 monochrome lithographic plates. New quarter brown leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in two compartments, over tan leather with brown leather title/author label outlined in gilt and lettered in gilt, lg folio (18 x 12.5 inches). An important early monograph on the mammals and amphibians of Brazil based on fieldwork by the author - many species new to science are described here. Karl Hermann Konrad Burmeister was a German zoologist, entomologist, herpetologist, and botanist. Burmeister was born in Stralsund, Germany and became a professor of Zoology at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg from 1837 to 1861. He traveled to Brazil from 1850 to 1852 and to Argentina from 1857 to 1860, returning to Germany with zoological collections. In the field of herpetology he described many new species of amphibians and reptiles (modified after Wiki). No ownership marks - a bookplate has been neatly removed from the front endpaper.

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        Leaves of Grass (Second Edition)

      Brooklyn, NY [Fowler and Wells], 1856: Second Edition, one of only 1,000 copies rumored to have been printed. Published one year after the first edition, this edition contains 20 new poems and a new portable format. The publishers withheld their names due to the controversial reviews from the first edition. Recently rebound in half leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling, with the original cloth preserved over the boards. New end papers and tissue guard. The text block shows foxing. Brackets in margins with a few underlines and a handful of small notations, most are in pencil (and likely erasable) but around 25 pages have them in faded black ink. Faint tide marks at top of prelims, and in margins of a few pages. Reading creases to a few page corners. An extremely scarce and very early edition of Walt Whitman's iconic collection.

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-98). Politician; longtime leader of England’s Liberal party who served as Prime Minister four separate times (more than any other person) and also as Chancellor of the Exchequer; famous for his oratory and his rivalry with Conservative leader Benjamin Disraeli. 1858. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        Foxglove Bells: A Book of Sonnets

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

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        THE MODERN ARCHITECT: OF EVERY CARPENTER HIS OWN MASTER

      Boston: Wentworth and Company, 1856. About the third edition, but Hitchcock 1158 lists Dayton and Wentworth as the publishers in 1856. Very minor foxing, quite clean and bright. About the third edition, but Hitchcock 1158 lists Dayton and Wentworth as the publishers in 1856. Quarto. 128p. Illustrated with 64 full-page engraved plates. Rebound in quarter leather with marbled sides over beveled boards, the spine with red title labels gilt. "In his work as architect-builder he probably planned many buildings of varied types and styles, but was better known as the author of 'Civic Architecture.' This volume, [Civic Architecture] published in 1831, and re-issued in later editions up to 1874, was very popular. More of a complete builders' and architects' Hand-Book than Asher Benjamin's 'Rural Architecture,' it was filled with plans of houses, churches and other civic buildings, widely used by builders of the last [19th] century." (Withey and Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects. p. 547.).

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        Secretos, Intrigas y Misterios de los Conventos., Historia-Novela puramente Espanola cuasi temporanea.

      Barcelona, Imprenta del Siglo XIX, 1856 - 574 pp, 18 laminas, age related slightly tanned and foxed pages, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und fleckig, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, K502 Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 1020 4°, Halbleder, medio cuero, Goldprägungen, gilt decorationsand lettering, decor de oro, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lake Ngami; Or, Explorations and Discoveries, during four years's wandering in the wilds of South Western Africa.

      . London: Hurst and Blackett 1856. with 16 lithographic plates, 1 folding map and 40 woodcut illustr. in the text. XVIII + 545 pp. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth, rebacked preserving spine (faded). * With the bookplate of Thore Virgin. A cornerstone book of African hunting in the middle of the 19th century..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Picture Map of the Baltic Sea.

      1856 - London, 1856. Wood engraving, 500 x 760mm. A large and lavishly illustrated map of the Baltic and countries bordering it, produced as a supplement to the Illustrated London News. With over fifty inset views and maps of the main cities of each country. Produced soon after the end of the Crimean war, this map illustrates the areas where military action took place, especially Cronstadt, St Petersburg, and Finland (then part of the Russian Empire) where much of the miltary action took place, resulting in a stalemate. On the verso a representation of 'The Fleet At The Great Naval Review, At Spithead, April 23, 1856'.

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        President-elect Buchanan advises ?to let New York politicks alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos ? I like Wood very much & always have liked him. He is a Napoleon of a fellow.? Fellow Democrat Fernando Wood was Mayor of New York City

      Autograph Letter Signed ?James Buchanan? as President-elect, 2p, 6.5? x 8?, front & verso. On gilt-edged laid paper. The recipient?s name has been erased from page two with slight thinning of paper on first page. Marked ?Private? by Buchanan. Wheatland, December 16, 1856. Fine condition.Wheatland was James Buchanan?s home in Lancaster County, outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the November 4, 1856, presidential election, Democrat Buchanan had handedly defeated the Republican party?s first presidential candidate, John C. Frémont, and the American (Know-Nothing) party nominee, former President Millard Fillmore.In full, ?I have recd yours of the 13th at the moment of leaving for Philadelphia. I have only time to advise you to let New York politicks [sic] alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos, - a whirpool [sic] of contending elements, - which nobody either in or out of the State understand at

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        [37. The Kilns by the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River.]. [Hochformat].

      [Tokyo, Uoya Eikichi, 1856 - 1858].. Holzschnitt. ca. 33,7 x 22,7 cm.. Aus: "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". - Auf Japanpapier alt aufkaschiert. Gbrsp., hds. Künstlername a. Rückseite.

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        Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1856. Large octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. Model Prisons after transportation. The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision created Jebb, a former officer of the Royal Engineers who served as Surveyor-General of Prisons from 1838, was a proponent of bigger and better gaols, and his report emphasises the importance of novel architecture and design. He is credited with the successful completion of several British prisons, asylums and similar institutions (significantly, Jebb played a central role in the design and construction of the Pentonville model prison). Of particular interest in this report are the large and detailed folding plans of Chatham prison. These plates show: the overall plan of the penitentiary, ground plans and elevations of the compound itself, transverse and longitudinal sections, the punishment cells and infirmary, the chapel and finally the Warder's quarters and family residences.

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        DANMARK

      Copenhagen: Emilius Baerentzen, 1856.. Two volumes. [46]; [31] lithographic plates (some in color), each followed by descriptive text. Chromolithographic title. Oblong folio. Contemporary maroon cloth, ornate gilt-lettered covers, a.e.g. Second volume rebacked at an early date, corners repaired. Rubbed. Minor foxing. Occasionally dampstaining in lower margin. Images generally clean. Old ownership stamp on front fly leaf of first volume. Very good. An impressive lithographic tour of Denmark and her colonies. While the majority of the plates show local Danish scenes and landscapes, nine views show scenes in America: three in Greenland and six of islands in the Danish West Indies (the eventual U.S. Virgin Islands). The views in America are: Greenland: 1) "Parti ved Jakobshavn. (Grönland)." Chromolithograph of a native hunting party gathered on an icy shore. 2) "Colonie Omenak. (Grönland)." View of a small Greenland colony, with a large ship offshore and clusters of colonists engaged in various activities in the foreground. 3) "Kingoa- Dalen. (Grönland)." View of a traveling party cooking on an open fire in a lush valley. Perhaps the party was on a portage; a canoe is shown in the lower left corner. Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1) "Christianssted. (St. Croix)." A panoramic view of the harbor, showing a large church and Danish fort. 2) "St. Jan. (Parti af det Indre)." A wide view of the lush landscape, showing settlers cooking over an open fire in the foreground. 3) "Cruxbay. (St. Jan)." A pastoral scene of activity just outside the settlement walls. 4) "Parti af St. Thomas." A cityscape of the port of St. Thomas, displaying the city's impressive architecture. 5) "Parti ved Frederikssted. (St. Croix)." A river scene, showing five men in a rowboat trolling for fish and a large Danish fort to the far right. 6) "St. Thomas. (Parti af Byen og Havnen)." A close-up view of the harbor, showing a bustling downtown area and a full port, including an early steamer. An attractive and rare assemblage of views. In addition to the Greenland chromolithograph, five additional chromolithographs of Danish scenes are present, along with scenes in Iceland and the Feroe Islands. There are very few visual images of the U.S. Virgin Islands from this early date. OCLC locates three copies. OCLC 40745391.

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Intended to Contain Descriptions and Figures of all North American Birds Not Given by Former American Authors, and a General Synopsis of North American Ornithology

      New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1856. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White.. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White. First Edition. Leather. Tall 8vo. First book edition although originally published in ten parts between 1853 and 1855. Complete. Pagination: viii, 298 pp. Fifty hand-colored plates. Elaborately stamped original morocco cover with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Light foxing. Boards reattached. An extremely important early ornithological classic. Cassin especially sought to describe birds not known to Audubon. Inscribed to his niece by Dr. Thomas B. Wilson, a President of the Philadelphia Natural Science Academy, especially known for his collection of books on birds and mammals.

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        Halbfiguren des Kaiserpaares im Rund mit Doppeladler und Allianzwappen, darunter zwei Landschaften der Steiermark mit Bauern bei der Arbeit und beim Schützenfest, rechts ein Bergknappe. Publikation anläßlich des kaiserlichen Besuches in Graz am 11.9.1856. Mit zwei Seiten Text.

      . Lithographie bei A. Leykam's Erben, Graz, dat. 1856, 41 x 28 cm.. Der Text schildert die Vorbereitungen in der Stadt mit den Namen vieler Grazer Bürger, dazu genauer Bericht über den Ablauf des Besuches: Ankunft des Zuges um 2.05 Uhr, Begrüßung durch Bürgermeister Dr. Ulm, Fahrt durch die Stadt, begleitet vom Armeecorpskommandanten Fürst Liechtenstein, Empfang auf der Burg durch die Erzherzöge Johann und Sigismund. - Leicht fleckig, mit geglätteter Längs- und Querfalte im Randbereich rechts und unten.

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Intended to Contain Descriptions and Figures of all North American Birds Not Given by Former American Authors, and a General Synopsis of North American Ornithology

      New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1856. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White.. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White. First Edition. Leather. Tall 8vo. First book edition although originally published in ten parts between 1853 and 1855. Complete. Pagination: viii, 298 pp. Fifty hand-colored plates. Elaborately stamped original morocco cover with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Light foxing. Boards reattached. An extremely important early ornithological classic. Cassin especially sought to describe birds not known to Audubon. Inscribed to his niece by Dr. Thomas B. Wilson, a President of the Philadelphia Natural Science Academy, especially known for his collection of books on birds and mammals.

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        L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.

      Paris, Michel Levy, 1856.. In-8, demi-veau vert bronze de l'epoque, dos lisse orne d'une dentelle doree repetee en place des nerfs, filets et palettes dores, piece de titre de veau rouge, xxi, 456 p., (1) p. d'errata (qqs rouss.). Edition originale de cet ouvrage fondateur. Bon exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

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        Land Grant to John College, in the village of Onehunga, signed by Governor Browne

      2 April, Auckland 1856 - Original parchment document measuring 337x372mm., with a plan of the property in coloured ink, blind stamp paper seal, etcetera; fine and folded to docket size. Original parchment land grant to John College, Auckland. The grant specifies that the college is entitled to 'the No. 2 Division of New Zealand Fencibles?to a cottage and an allotment of land.' The grant is sealed, and specifies the entire terms of the grant with printed letterpress and manuscript additions by a scribe. The document includes a small surveyor's plan of the allotment.

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        "Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus."

      London: Thomas Hodgson. [1856]. "12mo, pp. xii, 202; slightly later half polished blue calf over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; edges and joints rubbed, else very good. Issued as no. cxliv in the publisher's Parlour Library series. A scarce and early edition (NCBEL lists it fifth) of a classic text. Indiana and NYPL only in OCLC, both of which lack the preliminary leaf, present here. Sadlier II, p. 156."

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        Rare woven silk portrait of George Washington ? Lyon, France, 1856 ? identical to the one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

      Rare 1856 woven silk bust portrait of George Washington, 8.75? x 11? oval image, ornately bordered in gold and white. ?First in War ?" First in Peace ?" and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen? around the image, fashioned after Gilbert Stuart?s portrait. Overall size, 16? x 19?. Spread eagle at top on stars and striped shield, with laurel at left and oak leaves at right. Under the image border ?LYON 18JR56.? Water stains visible outside Washington?s image, cello tape repair, short breaks at perimeter edge. The fabric is slightly rumpled in the original damaged 21? x 24? gilt gesso frame.In 1883, philanthropist William H. Huntington gifted more than 2000 portraits, mostly Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included was a woven silk portrait of George Washington accomplished by ?J.R.? in Lyon, France, in 1856, identical to the one here offered.

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        A Monograph of the Fresh-water Polyzoa Including All the Known Species Both British and Foreign

      London The Ray Society 1856. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket as issued. Paper labels to spine ends. Covers rubbed and lightly marked. Sm edge tear and some creasing to fep. Some pages uncut First Edition Blue cloth spine on grey card boards 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). viii, 120pp, + 11 plates. Eleven full page lithographic plates of polyzoa (ten coloured).

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        East India. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 23 May 1856; - for, Copies "of all Treaties, Conventions, and Arrangements with the Native States of India, made since the 1st day of May 1834".

      London, for the House of Commons, 1856.. Folio (215 x 336 mm). VI, 95, (1) pp. Modern half calf with red morocco label to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.. Publication of the treaties, conventions and arrangements between Britain and the Arab states of the Gulf (p. 1-14) and Muscat (p. 60-67) dating from the years 1838-1853, among them the agreement for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade, dated 30 April 1847. The treaties with the chiefs of the Arabian coast, rulers of an area now mostly covered by the United Arab Emirates, were closed with Sultan Bin Suggur, Chief of the Joasmee Tribe; Khalifa in Shukhboot, Chief of the Beni Yas; Muktoom Bin Butye, Chief od the Boo Falasa; Abdoollah Bin Rashid, Chief of Amulgavine; Abdool Azeez Bin Rashid, Chief of Ejmaun; Shaikh Muktoom of Debaye; Shaikh Saced Bin Tohnoon of Aboothabee; Shaikh Mahomed Bin Khuheefa of Bahrein, etc. (all spellings following the printed text). - An excellent copy, appealingly bound. - OCLC 68512965. Great Britain-Parliament-House of Commons, Reports and Papers 341.

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        The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture of Sebastopol. Chronicles of the War in the East, from its Commencement to the Signing of the Treaty of Peace. Translated from the French by Robert Howe Gould.

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1856 - 2 volumes octavo (212 × 130 mm). Contemporary calf by Hayday, black morocco labels, gilt in compartments with fleuron centre-tool, double gilt fillet panels with floral corner-tools, enclosing a dotted panel in blind, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed, particularly at the spines, one label a little chipped, head-cap of volume II chipped and repaired, front hinge of volume I, starting but sound, light toning, very good. Portrait frontispiece to both volumes. First edition in English, same year as the first French. Bazancourt was appointed official historiographer by Napoleon III, and charged with the responsibility of producing a history of the French part in the war in the Crimea. He left in January 1855 and on his arrival "received, from the principal officers of the Army, a welcome, by which I was at once honoured and profoundly touched. I have drawn from these living sources, the valuable and authentic documents which have guided me through the labyrinths of this complicated work. The Journals of the various Divisions - and those of all the military operations of the campaign and the siege - have been shown to me. It is upon the very spot where the greater part of these events had passed, that those who had directed them have recounted to me their most striking episodes. I inquired - I listened - and I wrote" (author's preface). He subsequently wrote similar accounts of the campaign in Italy 1859, and in China and Cochinchina, 1860-2. Eton leaving inscription to the first blank dated 1860; "George Henry William Hervey from his sincere friend Clanmaurice". Henry Charles Keith Petty Fitzmaurice, viscount Clanmaurice, later fifth marquess of Lansdowne, was Governor General of Canada (1883-8), Viceroy of India (1888-94), Secretary of State For War (1895-1900) and Foreign Secretary (1900- 1905). Not common, and here in a slightly worn, but still attractive, binding by the incomparable Hayday, whose "name attached to a book raised its value twenty-five per cent" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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