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        Life in Brazil

      - New York, Harper & Brothers, Life in Brazil, or A Journal of a Visit to the Land of the Cocoa and the Palm, with an appendix, containing illustrations of ancient South Amerian Arts, in recently discovered implents and products of domestic industry, and works in stone, pottery, gold, silver, bronze, etc. by Thomas Ewbank, with over one hundred illustrations, New York, Harper & Brothers, publishers, 1856, gr 8°, Olwd. m. goldgerpägtem Titel (verblaßt), 469 S, altersgem. guter Zustand, rare Ausgabe!!! Ewbank, Life in Brazil

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        La Cuisine classique

      A Paris, chez les auteurs 1856 - 2 vol. in-4°, demi-toile chagrinée bordeaux postérieure, plats de papier marbré, dos muets, 330 pp. + 694 pp Edition originale rare de ce monument de ces "études pratiques raisonnées et démonstratives de l'Ecole française appliquée au service à la russe", incontournable sur la cuisine du XIXème s Frontispice allégorique lithographié par JEHENNE et 38 planches lithographiées par MULLER JEUNE Vicaire 289; Oberlé 245 Rousseurs et mouillures sur l'ensemble des deux volumes, tache sur planche 3 du t. 1 et p. 224 du t. 2, mais reliures bien solides

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        LA CUISINE CLASSIQUE. Etudes pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'école Française appliquée au service à la Russe.

      Chez Les Auteurs 1856 - Grand et fort in-4 ( 305 X 230 mm ) de XI-694-XVIII pages, demi-basane anthracite, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. Ancienne mouillure marginale, rousseurs et petites galeries de vers sur quelques feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Un des plus grands traités de cuisine moderne. "Lorsquils ont donné cette édition, les deux auteurs étaient cuisiniers chez le roi de Prusse. Louvrage est dédié au roi Guillaume et à la reine Augusta. Cette magnifique publication est ornée dun frontispice allégorique et de 215 dessins inédits sur 38 planches gravées hors-texte, embrassant dans son cadre touts les prescriptions culinaires d'après l'ordre et les principes de la Haute Ecole". ( Oberlé 249 pour l'édition 1881 ). Gastronomie,oeunologie,vins,sante,medecine,

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        Proverbial Philosophy

      London - T. Hatchard, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tupper's popular pearls of wisdom, dating from the mid nineteenth century. Twenty-sixth Edition. Featuring an engravedtissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. With a bookseller's label for J. and T. Spencer, Leicester,to the front pastedown. Martin Farquhar Tupper (July 17 1810 November 1889) was an English writer and poet. In 1837 the first series of Proverbial Philosophy was published; along series of didactic moralisings composed in a lawyer's chambers in Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, during part of the previous year. A typical example is: 'Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech'. His work met at first with moderate success in Britain, while in the United States it was almost a total failure. It slowly picked up steam, however, and within thirty years it had passed through forty large editions in Britain by 1867, while nearly a million copies were sold in the United States. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, generally smart, rubbed to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. A few spots to the first and last few pages but otherwise very clean throughout. Ink inscriptions to the first blank, dated 1856 and 1919. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Diccionario Juridico-Commercial.

      1856 - Final Edition of a Rare Portuguese Commercial Law Dictionary Borges, Jose Ferreira [1786-1838]. Diccionario Juridico-Commercial. Porto: Typographia de S.J. Pereira, 1856. viii, 423 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over original marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Slight rubbing to boards with moderate edgewear. Some toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing in places. Early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Second and final edition. A highly regarded dictionary dealing with commercial law, commerce and political economy. According to the preface, it was intended to be a companion to the author's Codigo Commercial Portuguez (1836). It was originally published in 1839. Both editions of this dictionary are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley), 1 of the second (at the Library of Congress). Catalogo da Livraria de Azevedo-Samodaes 1204. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      James Hogg 1856 - Rare. In this important 1856 edition, De Quincey's famous 1821 work is much revised, greatly enlarged and given a new explanatory preface. It therefore represents the final version of the work overseen by Quincey before his death in 1859. Handsome 19th Century half red leather and marbled boards, with gilt rules on the front and back panels and raised bands, gilt titles and gilt flowers on the spine. Binding in fine condition. Text in very good, tight condition, with very little light age-browning. Marbled end papers. Old armorial library bookplate of Charterhouse School on front end paper and signature and date 1856 on top margin of title page. A few very shallow margin creases. Pages XV, 290, top edges gilt. This is volume V in the publisher's Stereotype series, the volumes issued separately 1853-1860. An excellent copy. See also my other De Quincey titles in matching binding, currently on ABE. Combined postage discounts available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF THE TEXAN SANTA FE EXPEDITION. COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION OF A TOUR THROUGH TEXAS, AND ACROSS THE GREAT SOUTHWESTERN PRAIRIES, THE CAMANCHE AND CAYUGA HUNTING GROUNDS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS FROM WANT OF FOOD, LOSSES FROM HOSTILE INDIANS, AND FINAL CAPTURE OF THE TEXANS, AND THEIR MARCH, AS PRISONERS TO THE CITY OF MEXICO.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, . 1856 - Two volumes. Original cloth. Spine ends carefully repaired on first volume. Head and toe of spine frayed on second volume. Corners refurbished. Contemporary ownership label and pencil signatures on front endpapers. Bookplate removed from second volume. Moderate to heavy foxing in both volumes, affecting plates and folding map. Old bookseller's blindstamp on titlepage of each volume. Overall good. This is the seventh and best edition of the most important work on a decisive event in Texas and southwestern history. The Texan Santa Fe expedition was conceived by Mirabeau B. Lamar in an attempt to open a trade route which would lure away some of the traffic hitherto utilizing the Santa Fe trade, and also to extend his greetings to residents of New Mexico, whom he wished to participate in Texas government as residents of territory claimed by Texas in an act of 1836. Due to poor navigation, faulty planning, and harassment by Indians, the expedition lost most of its momentum. Upon their arrival in New Mexico, the entire force was taken captive under orders of Gov. Manuel Armijo. The prisoners were forcibly marched to Mexico City, and the affair brought relations between Texas, the United States, and Mexico to a boiling point. Those who survived the march and imprisonment were released in April 1842, six and a half months after their capture. Kendall, editor of the New Orleans PICAYUNE, accompanied the expedition as an observer. With him was Thomas Falconer, who was acting in secret as an agent for the British government. Because of Falconer's British citizenship, he was among the first prisoners released. This extremely important seventh edition incorporates for the first time an appendix containing excerpts from Falconer's diary, as well as two additional chapters of text. For this reason, this edition is eminently more desirable than the first edition, and it is much more difficult to acquire. The map, although not a notably accurate one, shows various routes across West Texas. HOWES K75, "b". WAGNER-CAMP 110:10. CLARK III:188. FIELD 818. RADER 2157. RITTENHOUSE 347. SABIN 37360. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 483. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 26a. GRAFF 2306. STREETER SALE 398. STREETER TEXAS 1515 (1st ed).

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        MEMORANDUM.

      1856 - In-16 (122 X 151) broché ; (1) f. blanc, faux-titre, 107 pages, (1) f. blanc. Chemise papier bleu nacré imprimée sur le premier plat à l'identique de la couverture originale, étui noir bordé d'un liseré blanc (Julie NADOT). Cachet encre bleue non identifié sur la page de titre. Petit manque à l'angle inférieur droit du premier plat. Trace de mouillure claire en tête du premier plat et du premier feuillet blanc. Dos fendillé avec légers manques. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA PLUS GRANDE RARETÉ. La justification de tirage annonce : "Ce volume imprimé à petit nombre ne se vend pas". L'édition, hors-commerce, de ces souvenirs d'un voyage en Normandie n'aurait été tirée qu'à TRENTE-SIX EXEMPLAIRES, sur Whatman et Hollande, avec des couleurs de couverture différentes. (Carteret, I, 108) ; (Vicaire, I, 297) ; (Clouzot, 38). Le nom de l'auteur n'apparaît pas sur la couverture ni sur le titre, mais l'ouvrage est signé in fine : "Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly". Sur la couverture et le titre figure le chiffre de Trébutien. C'est lui qui a permis la publication de "Memorandum". Exemplaire imprimé sur Hollande, avec couverture bleue, qui contient page 83 une CORRECTION AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE à l'encre verte. L'auteur, après avoir barré la phrase "N'a que trente-deux ans." précise dans la marge "erreur - en a le double. J. B. d'A". SEDUISANTE « RELIQUE », présentée dans un étui-chemise réalisé par Julie NADOT avec une grande finesse d'exécution. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Das Ganze der Angelfischerei und ihre Geheimnisse,. oder vollständige Anleitung, die Angelfischerei mit dem glücklichsten Erfolge zu betreiben, die Fische durch Lockspreisen herbeizulocken, sie mit passendem Köder an der Angel oder auch in Reusen zu fangen u. von den Kennzeichen der versch. Fischarten. 5. sehr verbesserte u. vermehrte Auflage

      Quedlinburg u. Leipzig, Ernst & Sohn 1856 - Huber 105; vgl. Dean I, 360 (8. Aufl.); Westwood/S. 242 (spätere Aufl. u. Fearing 45 (Ausgabe 1852). - Seltene frühe Ausgabe des erstmals 1845 erschienenenen berühmten Werkes über die Angelfischerei; sie enthält erstmals ein Verzeichnis der heimischen Fischarten. Nebst Belehrungen über die Teichfischerei, Fischkalender oder Übersicht monatlicher Betriebe, über die Laichzeit, Aufbewahrung u. Versendung der Fische, Enthüllung der Fischfang-Geheimnisse u. Anfertigung des sog. 'Englischen Grases'; wie auch Krebse auf belustigende Weise zu fangen. (Untertitel). - Hier mit den beiden blattgroßen figürlichen Umschlag-Illustrationen; die eine zeigt einen Angler stehend beim Auswerfen seiner Angel, bei der anderen sitzt der Angler vor seinen verschiedenen teils an einem Holzgestänge befestigten Angeln, das Frontispiz zeigt den Angler beim Auffischen eines Fisches, dabei hält er Angel und Angelnetz in seinen Händen. Diese schönen Illustrationen in Federlithographie sind zusätzlich ausgeschmückt mit Darstellungen verschiedener Angelgerätschaften und der Teichwirtschaft. - Papierbedingt ein wenig gebräunt und leicht stockfleckig, sonst jedoch ein schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar Lithogr. Frontispiz, XV, 252(falsch 248) Seiten Karton der Zeit mit eingebundenem grünem Original-Umschlag mit 2 blattgroßen Federlithographien, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell'arte ginnastica. Libri sei di Girolamo Mercuriali recati per la prima volta in italiana favella dal sacerdote Giovanni Rinaldi da Forlì, con note

      Faenza; Pietro Conti 1856 - in 4°; pp. XX, 344, 4 + XXVIII tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pergamena. Fregi e titolo al dorso in oro. L'opera del medico forlivese (1530-1606) rivaluta il corpo e l'utilità dell'esercizio ginnico - come praticato da Greci e Romani - per acquisire la migliore prestanza fisica, preservare la salute e guarire dalle malattie

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        The Novels: Pride and Prejudice; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion; Emma; Mansfield Park; Sense and Sensibility

      Richard Bentley, London 1856 - A set of Jane Austen's novels by Bentley, in the Standard Novels Format. This set collates precisely with Gilson D7, apart from the lack of frontispiece in Northanger Abbey, which appears not to have been bound in, although the engraved title is present. Richard Bentley. , 1856. engraved frontispieces, additional engraved titles with vignettes, all by Greatbatch after Pickering, half-titles present in all volumes. Contemporary plum half calf, with embossed cloth sides. Spines uniformly faded, with new green leather lettering pieces added. An unpretentious set of the Austen novels, in a workmanlike mid-Victorian binding. Some wear and rubbing to the leather, but the joints are all sound, and can be easily read without fear of deterioration. P & P has a half inch stain on the first couple of pages; tissues are not present between the engraved plates. Nice unsophisticated set of these uncommon one volume reprints. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'IMITATION DE JESUS-CHRIST

      1856 - pleine reliure velin à rabat (full binding) petit in-quarto, dos long (spine without raised band) - titre en noir aux lettrines rouges (black title with red dropped initials) - décoration florale stylisée en rouge (red stylized floral decoration), simples filets rouges en encadrement sur les plats (simple red lines in framing on cover), toutes tranches rouges (all red edges), marque-page en tissu vert (green bookmark in tissue), pages de garde peignées à motif "modèle plume de paon" (painting flyleaf - model plucks peacock), première de couverture conservée (front cover preserved - library edition), illustrations : magnifiquement décoré à la main en couleur et à l'aquarelle - chaque page est différente (different watercolor on each page) avec une page de remerciements de l'éditeur "aux amis des Arts qui ont encouragé cette oeuvre" (magnificiently decorated with the hand with a page with thanks of the editor with the "friends of Arts which encouraged this work"), 402+XIV pages, 1856 à Paris L. Curmer, (à noter : les Bénédictins attribuent cet ouvrage à Jean Charlier de Gerson et non à Thomas Hemerken) - Rarissime, superbe reliure - très bel état (fine condition) . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2300 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Staats-Lexikon. Encyklopädie Der Sämmtlichen Staatswissenschaften Für Alle Stände. Bände 1-14 Komplett in Orig.-Broschuren von 168 Heften.

      F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig 1856 - 3., umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 168 Broschuren, erschienen 1856-1866. 16x25, Seiten unaufgeschnitten. Die Seitenanzahl ist nach Bänden nummeriert. 1.Band: Hefte 1.-12. S 808. Abc-Atheimus. 2. Band: Hefte 13-24. S 786. Athen-Börse. 3.Band: Hefte: 25-36. S 772. Börsenschwindel-Confiscation. 4.Band: Hefte 37-48. S 770. Conföderation-Einkommenssteuer. 5.Band: Hefte 49-60. S 763. Ein-u.Auswanderung-Friedensgerichte. 6.Band: Hefte 61-72. S 771. Friedrich II.-Griechische Volksansichten von Recht und Staat. 7.Band: Hefte: 73-84. S 709, Großbritannien u. Irland - Herrenlose Sachen. 8. Band: Hefte 85-96. S 776, Hessen - Kammergut. 9.Band: Hefte 97-108. S 793, kanonisches Recht - Mercantilsystem. 10.Band: Hefte 109-120, S 760, Messen - Oldenburg. 11.Band: Hefte 121-132, S 708, Oligarchie - Presse. 12.Band: Hefte 133-144, S 725, Preussen (Staatsgeschichte und Recht) - Russland. 13.Band: Hefte 145-156. S 788, Sachsen (Volksstamm) - Steuern. 14.Band: Hefte 157-168, S 818, Stiftungen - Zweikampf und Anhang über Universitäten. ( Im Letzten , 168. Heft fehlt der rückwärt. Umschlagsteil und 2 Seiten des Registers). Das gesamte Werk umfasst 10 749 Seiten. Abgesehen von den 2 fehlenden Seiten des Registers ist das Werk komplett. Zustand: 160 Hefte sind sauber und wohlerhalten. Nur 8 Hefte haben Gebrauchsspuren (Staubspuren am Umschlag, kleine Einrisse, Eselsohren). Insgesamt ist der Zustand des Werkes als gut bis sehr gut zu bezeichnen, insbesondere für Broschuren dieses Alters. Es ist selten, dass ein derartig umfangreiches Werk in Broschurform so komplett und in einem so guten Zustand vorhanden ist. Paketversand.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Meyerbeer").

      Spa, 25. VIII. 1856. - 1¾ SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Nachdem bereits vor 8 Tagen Sie sowohl wie auch der Gemahl der Me. Borghi Mamo mir angezeigt hatten, daß Me. Borghi Mamo zu den Proben des Propheten meine Ankunft in Paris nicht abwarten könne, indem der Staatsminister dieses Debut zwischen 15. und 10. August anbefohlen hätte, erhalte ich heute von dem Generalsecretaire der Oper Gustav Vaez [ein Billett] worin er mir anzeigt, daß mit dem Propheten bis zu meiner Ankunft in Paris gewartet werden soll, und daß stattdessen am 8. dieses das neue Ballett gegeben werden soll [.]".

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        Weaverville, 1856. Trinity County, California.

      San Francisco: Fagg & Feast 1856 - This fine lithograph view of Weaverville in California, measuring 27” x 34.25”, is from "Kuchel & Dresel's California Views" which included "all the important cities and mining towns, with a few of Oregon and Washington, issued during 1855, 1856, 1857, and 1858. They were sometimes published by a local merchant, often the bookseller [as here]. Many of them were framed by a border of views of important buildings, ranches, and mines in and about the town portrayed." (Peters page 142). Kuchel was born in Zweibrucken in 1820, and when he arrived in America work initially for P.S. Duval in Philadelphia. He began collaborating with Dresel in 1853. Kuchel and Dresel capture this early large-scale bird's-eye view of the Gold Rush town of Weaverville, and it is the earliest recorded in Reps, "Views and Viewmakers of Urban America" (443). Weaverville was only founded in 1850 during the Gold Rush, and attracted a large proportion of Chinese miners. "Weaverville owes its origin to the rush into northwestern California, which the discoveries of Pearson B. Reading started. By the summer of 1851 it was a thriving mining center, inhabited largely by Missourians, and had a reputation of being the roughest camp in California. And for years afterwards this reputation held. William H. Brewer was in Weaverville in September, 1862. He comments on the high cost of freights, and says further: 'Sluices run through the town. There are multitudes of Chinese. There are twenty-eight saloons and liquor holes in the place and fighting and gambling are favorite pastimes.' Today Weaverville, Trinity's county seat since its organization, is a quiet and prosperous town with extensive interests in gold mining" -Watson "California in the Fifties" (40). Peters, "California on Stone", pages 143 and 146; see Streeter 2787 detail

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        Essai sur l' Art Industriel comprenant l' etude des produits les plus celèbres de l' industrie a toutes les époques et des oeuvres les plus remarquées A l' Exposition Universelle de Londres en 1851, et a l' Exposition de Paris en 1855

      P., Bureau du Dictionnaire des Arts et Manufactures, 1856.. 1856. VIII, (woodengraved title w. title-vignette) 256 pp. Hundreds of wdct- & steel-engrd illustrations, depicting architecture, furniture, ironwork, design, calligraphy etc. in the text. Or. prtd publisher's wrappers. Edges uncut. Some insignificant foxing in places, bdg soiled & worn, spine quite darkened. RARE. Collation en langue francaise sur demande. ¶ Sur le page de titre a été imprimé comme date de publication "1856", tandisque BRUNET donne 1857 pour l'édition originale. (Voyez BRUNET 10215) & POGGENDORFF I, 1336.

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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. 514, (2), with engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates; pp. 469, (1), with engraved frontispiece and 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels. 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. Clear dampstain at the lower part of half the book.Nissen ZBI, 4120. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Case of Passmore Williamson. Report of the Proceedings on the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Issued by The Hon. John K. Kane, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in the case of The United States of America Ex Rel. John H. Wheeler vs. Passmore Williamson, Including The Several Opinions Delivered, and The Arguments of Counsel, Reported by Arthur Cannon, Esq., Phonographer

      Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt & Son. 1856. First. First edition. Octavo. Original cloth. Bookplate of a defunct library on the front pastedown, pocket removed from the rear pastedown, and call letters on the spine, cloth worn down at the spine ends, still a bright, very good copy. This copy Inscribed by the subject of the case: "H.G. Jones, Esq. with respects of P. Williamson." The recipient was almost certainly Horatio Gates Jones, a historian, and the son of the first pastor of the Lower Merion Baptist Church. Williamson, the white secretary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, helped three slaves to escape at the behest of William Still, and then legally challenged the Fugitive Slave Law. He was convicted of contempt of court by the pro-slavery judge when he refused to produce the freed slaves, and served a three-month prison sentence, where he received hundreds of visitors including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. This account is uncommon, especially signed by Williamson himself. OCLC seems to locate a single copy of the book. .

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        Mansfield Park

      Richard Bentley, UK 1856 - New Edition 1856. Mansfield Park is Volume 3 of the novels of Jane Austen but complete in it's own right. Bound in the original publishers ornate green morocco grain cloth with ornate design and gilt titles to the spine.(Ref. Gilson D7 1856 p226.) However this binding conforms with the earlier green cloth rather than the purple. Illustrated frontispiece and half title dated 1833. Book is very good and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. One corner bumped. Contents good. Light marking to title pages. Very un-common early edition. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 8158 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: THE SECOND GRINNELL EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, 1853, 1854, 1855

      CHILDS & PETERSON, PHILADELPHIA 1856 - 931 TOTAL Pp. (464 pp. VOL. I, 467 pp. VOL. II.), FIRST EDITION. ILLUSTRATED WITH 22-STEEL-ENGRAVED PLATES INCLUDING FRONTISPIECES AND ADDED TITLES,; 3 MAPS (2 FOLDING), NUMEROUS WOOD ENGRAVINGS IN TEXT. DESCRIPTION: PERIOD HALF CALF AND MOTTLED BOARDS, GILT TOOLED SPINE, MOROCCO LETTERING PIECES. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" (22 x 14 cm) each volume. CONDITION: VERY GOOD; SPINES SUNNED, LIGHT EDGE WEAR, HINGES CRACKED IN VOL. I; LIGHT FOXING. AN ATTRACTIVE SET. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOCELYN'S HISTORICAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT CHARACTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY [caption title].

      New York: A.H. Jocelyn, 1856. - Hand-colored engraving, 32 x 26 inches, in a wooden frame 35 x 29 inches. Old fold lines. Some staining and slight paper loss, not affecting image; stain approximately 1 1/2 inches in size. Three long tape repairs on verso. Some dampstaining at edges; light toning along top portion of sheet. Still, good. An interesting hand-colored engraving, possibly unrecorded, depicting many eminent figures in American history. Images include the first fourteen American Presidents, four Native Americans, eight pioneers and founders, six military heroes and five statesmen. Included among these are Christopher Columbus, Captain John Smith, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin, Israel Putnam, Winfield Scott, William Penn, and John C. Calhoun. The "Indian chiefs" pictured are Osceola, Red Jacket, Black Hawk, and interestingly, Pocahontas. The only other woman to make it onto the roster was Isabella of Spain, noted as, "The mother of our country, and the guardian angel of Columbus." Albert H. Jocelyn was a wood-engraver active in New York City from 1849-1860. He was associated with several firms during that time. This print is similar to Jocelyn's AMERICAN HISTORICAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, but has numerous alternate engraved portraits. GROCE & WALLACE, p.351.

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        Amerique du Nord

      Charles Dyonnet c. 1856, Paris - A detailed map of Canada at the time of British North America. Handsome map of Canada and Arctic Regions of North America in strong period hand coloring. Arctic exploration?s interest was high at the time due to Sir John Franklin expedition in EuropeThe map shows rivers, settlements, territories of First Nations peoples. British Columbia is divided into New Norfolk, New Cromwell, New Hanover, and New Georgia. (the southern portion of which would become Northern Washington State). Western Canada is illustrated with details based on early explorers. Early forts and trading houses are depicted Ocean currents in the Pacific and the Atlantic are shown., Size : 493x599 (mm), 19.41x23.58 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good; laid on acid-free tissue paper for long term preservation.

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        ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir

      1856 - KANE, Elisha Kent. ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings, from Sketches by the Author. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First edition. In 2 volumes 8vo, 464 and 467 pp., each with frontis. portrait, Vol. I with 11 plates, two maps (one folding), Vol. II with 7 plates, one map, and one folding chart; numerous vignettes in text. Three-quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt-stamped decoration to spine. Rubbed at edges, light foxing to a few pages. Overall a clean and attractive set. A fascinating account, profusely illustrated in an appealing contemporary binding. [a]

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        Lastrea cristata [Crested Wood Fern]

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1856 - 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. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition.

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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856 - Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 253 mm. Small tear in one margin, slight soiling, but very good.Photograph of Peter Mark Roget, best known as the compiler of Roget's Thesaurus (first ed. 1852), which has remained in print since its first publication. He is also known for having invented the log-log slide rule (1815), and for his 1824 paper entitled "Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel when seen through vertical apertures," which dealt with persistence of vision in regard to moving objects; this paper is one of the foundation works in the history of cinema. Roget trained as a physician, and helped to found both the School of Medicine at the University of Manchester, and the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, which later became the Royal Society of Medicine. He was the author of the fifth Bridgewater Treatise, Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1834). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Turquie d'Europe. (With insert map of Constantinople & the Bosporus).

      Paris, Armand Le Chevalier, 1856. Lithographed map, coloured, 60 x 84 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 28. Géographie moderne, pl. 19. KEYWORDS:turkey / greece / balcan

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        Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition

      New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856. Folio. 20th-century maroon half morocco over paper-covered boards, titled in gilt on spine, original wrappers bound in An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves ... none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted on regular paper as in the present copy and hand-coloured. The plates are numbered and titled as follows [1. portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123. (20 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co.

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        Jane Austen THE NOVELS Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion FINE SIGNED LEATHER BINDINGS bound by RAMAGE of London

      Richard Bentley, London 1856 - Published in London by Richard Bentley in 1856 this is a lovely early English edition of the Novels of Jane Austen. The Set Comprises SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - EMMA - MANSFIELD PARK - NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION - The books are beautifully bound in quality hand crafted SIGNED HALF LEATHER BINDINGS bound by the famous London bookbinders run by John Ramage with hand marbled paper covered boards, Morocco Leather with raised bands titled and decorated in gilt, with the 1856 date embossed on base of spines, the bindings have some general edge rubbing, with wear to the marbled paper on the boards else are in good solid condition, leather joints in good condition to all volumes with no cracking, internally fitted with marbled endpapers, all books retain the half title pages as well as the main titles, and feature extra engraved title pages and steel engraved frontispieces which carry the original 1833 date of the Bentley edition, some minor foxing to some page edges, light offsetting to the engraved title pages, else contents are in nice condition, no inscriptions or bookplates. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THIS VERY EARLY ENGLISH EDITION BOUND IN FINE HALF LEATHER BINDINGS BY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF LONDON VICTORIAN BOOKBINDERS' A WONDERFUL EARLY SET that will make a fine gift or a great addition to any collection [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBERTY, THE FAIR MAID OF KANSAS - IN THE HANDS OF THE BORDER RUFFIANS.

      [Philadelphia: John L. Magee, ]. 1856 - Uncolored lithograph, 14 x 19 1/2 inches. Printed on poor paper. Evenly tanned, and with some further darkening around the edges. Upper margin chipped, and with some small tears (tape-repaired on the verso). About good overall. Matted. A powerful American political print, brutally satirizing the Democratic leaders who crafted and passed the Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854, one of the most controversial and divisive pieces of legislation of the antebellum era. The Kansas-Nebraska Act provided for the eventual admission of those two territories as states, and left the question of whether slavery would be allowed up to local popular sovereignty, thereby nullifying the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. The main result of the legislation was to further divide the country into anti-slavery "free- soilers" (mostly in the north and represented by the emerging Republican party) and pro- slavery southerners and westerners (represented by the Democrats). Another result was the migration into Kansas (mostly from Missouri) of so-called "border ruffians" who would vote in Kansas elections in a pro- slavery manner, which they hoped would eventually bring Kansas into the Union as a slave state. Violence inevitably followed as "border ruffians" and "free- soilers" fought it out in Kansas in a sort of civil war. This print, which appeared during the presidential campaign of 1856, shows a weak and defenseless Lady Liberty, draped in an American flag, menaced by an array of Democratic politicians and begging for mercy. President Franklin Pierce, dressed in the buckskins of a border ruffian, holds a rifle, with a pistol, knife, tomahawk, and scalp in his belt. He leers at Liberty and assures her that he will protect her in the manner shown "over the left." The left rear of the print shows the home of a settler being burned by ruffians as a helpless, mad widow looks on. Senator Lewis Cass, a longtime supporter of "popular sovereignty," also exhibits bad intentions toward Liberty. On the far right, Sen. Stephen Douglas, architect of the Kansas- Nebraska Act, is shown scalping a farmer. On the left James Buchanan, the Democrats' choice to succeed Pierce, and Secretary of State William Marcy empty the pockets of another victim. Other scenes in the background show an attack on an emigrant train, attacks on defenseless men, and the shooting of a helpless woman. The implication of the print is clear - the Democratic leaders who passed the Kansas- Nebraska Act were not only responsible for the environment that led to the crimes being committed in Kansas, they were accomplices themselves. Reilly calls this print "a bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas- Nebraska Act." Nevins and Weitenkampf call it "a savage cartoon.[that caused many previously moderate Northerners to face the slavery issue with new determination." Reilly and others attribute the print to John Magee of Philadelphia, based on stylistic and topical similarities with other prints done by Magee in the period. OCLC locates a total of only seven copies. A powerful print, addressing the most important issue of the day. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS, 1766-1876, 1856-9. WEITENKAMPF, p.115. MURRELL, p.190 and figure 191. NEVINS & WEITENKAMPF, pp.78-79. OCLC 191119979, 299946494, 8631862.

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