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        HISTOIRE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE VENISE.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        COLONIE ICARIENNE AUX ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE. SA CONSTITUTION, SES LOIS, SA SITUATION MATERIELLE ET MORALE APRES LE PREMIER SEMESTRE 1855

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

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

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

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        Sulla causa dei fenomeni mesmerici.

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

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

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

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        Manuscript diergeneeskunde ca. 1856.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Hesperides: Or the Works Both Humane and Divine Of Robert Herrick, Esq. [Two Volume Set]

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

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING. Also, the Art of Marbling Book-Edges and Paper, the Whole Designed for the Practical Workman, the Amateur, and the Book-collector.|A

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. original blind stamped brown cloth with title and author in gilt on spine. Bookbinding. 8vo. original blind stamped brown cloth with title and author in gilt on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual. (Mejer 1950; Appleton p.83; Brenni no.39 - for first edition). Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and was well qualified to write a practical manual on bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first practical manual written in this country. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by the early American bookbinder tool makers, Gaskill, Cooper and Fry. The section on marbling (pages 83-130) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough&#39;s manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce book in first edition. Binding has been excellently recased with the original blind stamped brown cloth. A gorgeous copy.

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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]

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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&#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.

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        AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM BY.

      On paper watermarked 1856 - Original album, black leather over marbled boards. 36 sheets of original watercolours all titled and mostly well executed. The first being the Road between Alresford and Winchester, followed by 17 watercolours of the ISLE OF WIGHT, then 25 of SCOTLAND (on 18 sheets- 2 with 4 images, one with 2 images). A charming period piece with landscapes and some harbours with ships. Inscribed on the endpaper illegibly " by C.R COTTON". with a note that would show intent to publish- "if to be reduced 2 1/2 gs ea. If done in sepia by Mr G. himself 2 gs ea". One watercolour signed more legibly C. R. Cotton. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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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).

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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]

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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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