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        THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY

      (C. Alexander, Printer), Washington DC 1856 - 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. A few wrapper soiled and detached, all complete and sound [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Sacrées et profanes. Chants et chansons d’époques. Depuis 1793 jusques et compris 1856 et autres poésies.

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

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        Mijn verblijf in Japan.

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

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        The Chinese and their Rebellions, viewed in Connection with their National Philosophy, Ethics, Legislation, and Administration, to which is added, An Essay on Civilization and its Present State in the East and West.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Treatise on the Dynamics of a Particle with Numerous Examples

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.,, 1856. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, boards blocked in blind with two-line outer rule, pale pink endpapers. With initial advert leaf'; 16pp. adverts at end torn away except for first and last leaf, which have been used for pencilled equations. Trinity, Cambridge student's ownership inscription to half-title, dated 1863. Spine worn at ends, extremities rubbed, superficial cracks to inner hinges but a good firm copy. First edition of a work that went to a second, revised edition in 1865, and to its final and seventh edition, further revised, in 1900. Tait had been at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and won the senior wranglership in January 1852, while the favourite, Steele, became second wrangler. Tait commemorated Steele's early death by publishing this work under their joint names.

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        Monumenta historica ad provincias Parmensem et Placentinam pertinentia.

      Fiaccadori., Parmae. 1856 - 8 voll., in 4°, br. Disponiamo: - Statuta Communis Parmae digesta anno 1255, pp. XVI + LI + 495. - Statuta Communis Parmae ab anno 1266 ad . 1304, pp. XXXIV + 356. - Statuta Communis Parmae ad anno 1316 ad 1325, pp. XXVI +352. - Statuta Communis Parmae anni 1347, pp. XXII + 356. - Chronica Fr. Salimbene Parmensis Ordinis Minorum ex codice Bibliothecae Vaticanae, nunc primum edita, pp. XIV + 424. - Chronica Parmensia a sec. XI ad exitum sec. XIV. Accedunt varia quae spectant ad historiam patriae civilem et ecclesiasticam, pp. XXXV + 563. - Chronica Tria Placentina a Johanne Codagnello ad anonymo et a Guerino conscripta, pp. XXXIV + 441. - Statuta varia Civitatis Placentiae, pp. 592. Bei margini, barbe. Mende alle copp. , alcune ant. mancanti. I volumi si presentano sciolti, collazionati. Opera introvabile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55

      Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson,, 1856. Illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings from Sketches by the Author… 2 volumes, octavo ( 220 × 140 mm) Near contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red and black morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. With engraved vignette titles, engraved portrait frontispieces of Kane and Grinnell from Brady daguerreotypes, 18 engraved plates, 2 maps, one of them folding, folding isothermal chart, and numerous wood engravings in the text. A few marks internally, a very good copy in a fine binding. First Edition. "In a brief life of thirty-six years, mostly in ill health, Elisha Kent participated in two Arctic expeditions and by the time of his death in 1857 was regarded as a true American hero and one of the nation's most popular authors … Little went right in the second expedition [but] there were many notable achievements … The discoveries of Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, a record north of 80° 10'N, and the sighting of the Humboldt Glacier were important firsts for Kane … The book became enormously popular (135,000 copies sold within three years), being marketed at trade shows and sold door to door, and often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination on America's bedside reading tables." (Books on Ice)

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        8 (dav. 7 eigenh.) Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Brüssel, 1856-1858.. Zus. 25 S., Kl.-8° bis 4°.. Baron Goffinet war neben Jules Van Praet und Edward Conway einer der wichtigsten Berater und Vertrauter von König Leopold II. von Belgien. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        3 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Venedig, 1856.. Zus. 4 S., 4°.. "Nato a Bergamo (allora facente parte della Repubblica Serenissima) il 10 settembre 1775, fu ordinato prete presso l'Ordine di San Benedetto il 21 dicembre 1799, in un'epoca difficile vista la invasione napoleonica e le conseguenti spoliazioni e censure nei confronti degli ordini religiosi in quegli anni. Il 14 dicembre 1840 fu nominato vescovo di Verona. Verra consacrato il 17 luglio dell'anno successivo. Il 15 marzo 1852 fu elevato patriarca di Venezia, ruolo che manterra fino alla morte, che lo cogliera appena cinque anni dopo, il 9 aprile 1857" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        A System of Logic - Rationative and Inductive (Being a connected view of the principles od evidence and the methods of scientific investigation) [2 volumes in one]

      John W. Parker and Son, London, 1856. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. "This book makes no pretense of giving to the world a new theory of the intellectual operations. Its claim to attention, if it possess any, is grounded on the fact that it is an attempt, not to supersede, but to embody and systematize, the best ideas which have been either promulgated on its subject by speculative writers, or conformed to by accurate thinkers in their scientific inquiries. To cement together the detached fragments of a subject, never yet treated as a whole; to harmonize the true portions of discordant theories, by supplying the links of thought necessary to connect them, and by disentangling them from the errors with which they are always more or less interwoven, must necessarily require a considerable amount of original speculation. " [Pub. Info] A beautiful, remarkable copy of Mill's seminal work. Full leather binding. Expertly rehinged in London where it was purchased. 1ST THUS.

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        The Trans-Caucasian Campaign or the Turkish Army under Omer Pasha

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1856 - Hardcover. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Inscribed by Oliphant: "Royal Phelps from his sincere friend The Author London Febr 57." Oliphant was a well known traveler, author, diplomat, and mystic who served as the private secretary to Lord Elgin in the mid 1800s among many other roles. Royal Phelps was a prominent New York merchant and trader in the West Indies. It is unclear where they might have met. This uncommon book is generally in very good condition in the original green cloth binding with faded gold title and gold stamped portrait on front cover. Neatly rebacked spine with most of the original spine intact; fading and spotting to front and rear covers; and bumping to corners. Interior is clean save for some foxing to illustrations and offsetting from them to facing pages, and light aging to page margins. Two nice foldout maps, five illustrations, and four woodcut vignettes. 234 pages plus 16 pages of ads. MIDEASTHIS/071508. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Garfield?s signed copy of Stewart?s ?Philosophy of the Human Mind? used by him in his last term at Williams College ? President Garfield was on his way to his 25th Williams College Class Reunion when he was assassinated at a Washington railway station in 1881

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book ?Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind? in two parts, by Dugald Stewart. London: William Tegg & Co., 1856. Impressed ornate design on covers. Gilt lettering on spine: ?Stewart?s / Philosophy / of the / Human / Mind.? Endpapers list ?Standard Works in Theology, Biblical Criticism, &c.? Affixed inside the front cover, is a 2.75? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Inter Folia Fruct

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        The Piazza Tales

      Dix & Edwards, New York 1856 - The only edition published in Melville's lifetime. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine, yellow endpapers, and 7 pp. of publisher's ads. The front free endpaper and preliminary blank have been excised, and there is light to moderate foxing throughout, but there is only minimal wear to the cloth and the gilt is atypically bright for this title. A Very Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PIAZZA TALES.

      New York & London: Dix & Edwards / Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1856. - [4],431,[1],[8]pp. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt within an elaborate gilt wreath. Bookplate on front pastedown, 1865 ink ownership inscription on free endsheet, ink name in top margin of title (see below). Foretips and spine extremities worn, with loss at crown of spine to extreme top reach of gilt ornamentation; a few shallow corners creases, some occasional spotting and penciled marginal highlights; still, good and sound. First edition, including book publication of "Bartleby," "Benito Cereno," "The Encantadas .," "The Lightning-Rod Man," etc. On the front free endsheet appears the inscription: "General G. Sanford August 1865 Syracuse NY." On the title appears another 19th century signature: "L.G. Sanford," and with L.G.'s bookplate on the pastedown. In this copy, signature mark '14' is present. BAL 13669. WRIGHT II:1702.

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        The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture of Sebastopol

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co.,, 1856. 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. 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. Portrait frontispiece to both volumes. 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. 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).

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        Plan des Environs de Sebastopol

      Kaeppelin, Paris 1856 - An uncommon large scale impressive map of Sebastopol published during the Crimean War., Size : 885x1360 (mm), 34.875x53.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, disected and laid on original canvas

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        Philobiblion

      Aubry, Paris 1856 - de Bury Richard (1287-1345) ~~ Phylobiblion traité sur l'amour des livres ~ A Paris, Aubry, 1856.~ In-8, XLVII pp., 287 pp., demi-cuir époque, tête dorée, dos à nerfs. Traduit pour la première fois en français, précédé d'une introduction et suivi du texte latin revu sur les anciennes éditions et les manuscrits de la bibliothèque impériale par Hippolyte Cocheris. Edition originale. Richard de Bury fut évêque de Durham et grand chancellier puis trésorier d'Angleterre sous Edouard III. Il fonda la bibliothèque de Durham College à Oxford et était réputé pour posséder davantage de livres que tous les évêques de son pays. Le Phylobyblion est sa seule œuvre connue. Il termina l'ouvrage le 24 janvier 1345 à l'âge de cinquante-huit ans, trois mois avant sa mort.ce livre fut publié pour la première fois à cologne en 1473, fut l'un des premiers ouvrages anglais imprimé sur le continent. Il existe trois éditions incunables du Phylobiblion, dix exemplaires de l'édition de 1473, cinq exemplaires de l'édition de 1483 et sept de celle 1500. Richard de Bury, dominé par la passion des livres, avait amassé une collection précieuse qui représentait à ses yeux la sagesse. Aimant le livre sous toutes ses formes, il le met en scène dans son ouvrage de façon variée en invoquant, pour justifier sa passion, Salomon, Moïse et saint Louis. Il conseille d'acheter les livres et de ne jamais les vendre, de les manier avec respect et de les conserver avec soin: "il faut, dans l'achat des livres, ne reculer devant aucun sacrifice quand l'occasion semble favorable; car si la sagesse, trésor infini aux yeux de l'homme, leur donne de la valeur et que cette valeur soit de celle qu'on ne peut exprimer, il est impossible de trouver leur prix trop excessif Nous préférons le livre à la livre, compter des manuscrits que des florins et posséder de minces plaquettes plutôt que des palefrois magnifiquement carapaçonnés". Richard de Bury dresse également un sombre tableau de la dissolution morale et intellectuelle du clergé de son temps [A4] " Vous verrez peut-être un jeune écervelé, flânant nonchalamment à l'étude, et tandis qu'il est transi par le froid de l'hiver, et que comprimé par la gelée son nez humide dégoutte, ne pas daigner s'essuyer avec son mouchoir avant d'avoir humecté de sa morve honteuse le livre qui est au-dessous de lui. Il a un ongle de géant, parfumé d'une odeur puante, avec lequel il marque l'endroit d'un plaisant passage ". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora von Nieder-Österreich. Handbuch zur Bestimmung sämmtlicher in diesem Kronlande und den angrenzenden Gebieten wildwachsenden, häufig gebauten u. verwildert vorkommenden Samenpflanzen und Führer zu weiteren botanischen Forschungen für Botaniker, Pflanzenfreunde u. Anfänger. 2 Bde. in einem Band. Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn 1890/1893. Gr. 8°. X, 1Bl. 430 S., 1 Bl.; 1Bl., (432-)1396 S. Mit zus. 158 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers, OHldr. mit Rtit. u. Rvg.

      - Stafleu-C. 383 - ÖBL I, 61.- Erste Ausgabe des seltenen Bestimmungsbuches.- Beck von Mannagetta (1856-1931) war von 1885-99 Leiter der botanischen Abt. des Naturhistor. Museums in Wien u. anschließend bis 1921 Prof. der systematischen Botanik und Leiter des Botanischen Gartens in Prag.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, Ebd. tls. berieben u. bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Insel Mainau,, und der Badische Bodensee. Mit Berücksichtigung der angrenzenden Gebietstheile.

      Carlsruhe, Verlag der Chr. Fr. Müller‘schen Hofbuchhandlung 1856 - VIII, 289 Seiten, WOHLERHALTENES EXEMPLAR mit einem mehrfarbig lithographierten Schmucktitel und 10 farbigen lithographierten Ansichten auf Stein gezeichnet von J. N. Heinemann; sie zeigen: Das Schoss Mainau, Thor und Gasthaus zu Mainau, der Hafen von Constanz, das alte Schloss zu Meersburg, Schloss Kirchberg, Überlingen, Ludwigshafen, Frauenberg, Reichenau und Radolfzell, ohne nennenswerte Mängel, lediglich die rückwärtige Einbanddecke mit einem leichten Diagonalknick und einige Seiten und Tafeln zart stockfleckig Sprache: de 15x19, rotes illustriertes goldgeprägte O Ln mit reicher floraler geprägter Rückenvergeltung [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Military Document Signed as President

      Washington, 1856. unbound. 1 page on vellum, partly printed, 17.5 x 13.5 inches, April 13, 1856. In this document, President Pierce appoints Alexander Murry a "Second Lieutenant in the Tenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Pierce and countersigned by Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War. Dark bold signatures, natural folds, and a white seal still affixed and in pristine condition. Overall very good(+) condition. Alexander Murry (1823 - 1883) was a Civil War officer, 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was later commissioned a Major in the Regular Army with the Ordnance Dept.

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        Autograph letter, Signed.

      - On a sheet of blue paper measuring 9 1/8 by 7 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This brief letter, written from the American Consulate in Liverpool, is dated 2 January, 1856, and is addressed to the Collector of Customs in New York. The content concerns a Certificate of Registry for a vessel, and Hawthorne had enclosed it with this note. There is an addendum in another hand which states that this document had been delivered to a customs official on 23 January. Letter shows folds from being in an envelope, else fine.

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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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        The Worcester 1856. Grand Stand, Made Brook.

      Ackermann & Co.,, London, 1856 - London, Ackermann & Co., 1856. 37,5 x52,2 cm. (Bildgrösse); 59x76 cm. (Blattgrösse). In Goldrahmen. Kolorierte Aquatinta zeigt insgesamt 10 Reiter in der Rennbahn, über Hindernis springend, im Vordergrund Zuschauer, im Hintergrund viele Zuschauer auf Stehplätzen und auf den verschiedenen Tribünen stehend, oder auf Kutschen stehend, sowie verschiedene Nebengebäude. Unter dem Bild die Namen der Reiter und der Pferde eingraviert. Mit graviertem Titel und graviertem Untertitel "To William Candler, Esq. R.N: and the Gentlemen of the Worcestershire Hunt, this pair of prints representing the Royal Birthday Stakes, on the 14th of March, is by permission, respectfully dedicated by their Obedient Servants. The Publishers". - An den Rändern minim gebräunt, dekoratives Blatt in schönem Goldrahmen.

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        The finest John Tyler ALS in private hands mentioning the most important political slogan in American history, Tippecanoe and Tyler too. He writes <I>?the new Tip and Tie firm?</I> is <I>?Buck and Breck?</I> (Buchanan and Breckinridge), the 1856 Democratic ticket

      Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed ?J. Tyler,? three pages, 7.75? x 10?, two conjoined sheets, front and verso. Sherwood Forest, [Virginia], June 1856. Addressed by Tyler on verso of third page to ?Col. John S. Cunningham/Washington/D.C.,? franked ?J. Tyler,? postmarked ?FREE? and ?Norfolk, Va. June 18.? On blue laid paper with minor spotting. Light mounting remnants at edge on verso of third page. Fine condition. Tyler begins, ?I think that I said to you in my last letter that I have [sic, was] deliberating the question whether I should repeat my lecture for the benefit of the Mt. Vernon Association or not, upon a request to do so at Richmond on the 14 July and also at Lynchburg on such other day as I might select. If I did not do so in my last letter to you, it is proper for me now to state, that since the appearance of Mr. [John A.] Washington?s letter declining to sell Mt. Vernon (for so I construe that letter), I have indefinitely postpon?d all invitatio

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        Group of 8 waxed paper collodion negatives depicting scenes and landscape in India]

      [India 1856 - Comprised of: 1) The Gateway to Akbars's Tomb, Sikandra. 7 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches 2) The Gateway to Akbars's Tomb [same perspective as previous but with an additional figure in foreground], Sikandra, 7 x 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches 3) Akbars's Tomb, Sikandra [south entrance from the east side of the courtyard]. 7 x 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches 4) [Cenotaph and tank, Alwar, Rajastan]. 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches 5) [Cenotaph and tank, Alwar, Rajastan]. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches 6) [Cenotaph or Temple, two figures in the foreground, Alwar, Rajastan]. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches 7) [Cenotaph or Temple, figures and cow in foreground, Alwar, Rajastan]. 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches 8) [Cenotaph or Temple, seated figure in foreground, Alwar, Rajastan]. 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches Housed together in a red chemise and morocco-backed box. Provenance: Dr. John Murray; by descent; Sotheby's, London, Early Photographs of India The Archive of Dr John Murray, 18 June 1999. Important collection of original wax paper negatives by one of the most important photographers in India in the mid-19th century. Murray, an officer in the Bengal Medical Service, came to India in 1833, living and working their as a physician and administrator until 1871. In 1848, he was appointed Civil Surgeon of Agra. He seems to have begun practicing the art of photography shortly thereafter, focussing on Agra, Mathura, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri. He first exhibited his photographs with the Bengal Photographic Society in 1857. That year, he returned for a brief sojourn in London and brought with him a quantity of his negatives. There he met with publisher J. Hogarth, who was eager to sell the images to a public clamoring for news about and images of the subcontinent. Over the ensuing years, Hogarth published and sold both individual images as well as portfolios of images, and in 1859 published Picturesque Views in the North-Western Provinces of India containing 25 of Murray's photographs. Murray is considered among the most skilful practitioners of the calotype process in the period. In June 1999, the entire extant archive of Murray's original negatives were sold at Sotheby's London, including the present examples. Very few fragile waxed paper negatives from the early period in photography have survived, making Murray's negatives of particular significance. Impressed by Light, pp. 124-127 and pp. 351-352.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Frauenberg bei Wörth am Rhein, 1856-1857.. Zus. 7 S., 8°.. "Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, Sohn eines Kaufmanns, ging nach dem Studium als Bergbauingenieur 1821 im Auftrag einer englischen Firma nach Südamerika. Hier beschäftigte er sich vorrangig mit geologischen Untersuchungen. Auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts unternahm er ausgedehnte Forschungsreisen in Südamerika und erwarb sich hohes wissenschaftliches Ansehen. Sein Versuch, 1831 den Chimborazo zu besteigen, scheiterte jedoch. 1832 kehrte er nach Frankreich zurück. 1834 wurde er Professor für Chemie in Lyon, 1839 erhielt er einen Lehrstuhl für landwirtschaftliche und analytische Chemie am Konservatorium in Paris. Bereits 1836 hatte Boussingault ein Landgut in Pechelbronn/Elsass gekauft und dort eine landwirtschaftliche Versuchsstation eingerichtet. Hier beschäftigte er sich mit Problemen der Tierernährung und der Photosynthese, vor allem aber mit Fragen der Bodenfruchtbarkeit, der Fruchtfolge und der Düngung. Sein besonderes Interesse galt dabei der Stickstoffernährung der Pflanzen. 1837 führte Boussingault Gefäßversuche mit Leguminosen durch. Ohne zusätzliche Stickstoffdüngung konnte er dabei in der geernteten Pflanzenmasse hohe Stickstoffgewinne nachweisen. Er folgerte daraus, dass die Pflanzen während ihres Wachstums Stickstoff aus der Luft aufnehmen. Obgleich er aufgrund von Ergebnissen anderer Experimente später von dieser Schlussfolgerung wieder abrückte, waren seine Versuche aus dem Jahre 1837 die Geburtsstunde der Idee von einer biologischen Fixierung elementaren Luftstickstoffs durch die Pflanzen. Erst 1886 konnte Hermann Hellriegel die Richtigkeit dieser Idee überzeugend nachweisen. Boussingault war aber nicht nur ein herausragender Chemiker, sondern auch ein praxiserfahrener Landwirt, der sein Gut nach wissenschaftlichen Grundsätzen bewirtschaftete. Mit seinem Buch "Economie rurale" (2 Bände, Paris 1844 und 1845), das in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt wurde - auch eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe ist erschienen - hat er die Entwicklung der Pflanzenernährung, der Bodenkunde und des Pflanzenbaus zu eigenständigen Agrardisziplinen nachhaltig beeinflusst. 1848 wurde Boussingault als gemäßigter Republikaner in die Nationalversammlung gewählt und drei Jahre später aufgrund seines politischen Engagement aus dem Lehrdienst entlassen. 1878 wurde ihm für seine Verdienste um die Wissenschaft die Copley Medal verliehen, außerdem wurde der Mondkrater Boussingault nach ihm benannt" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        AU BORD DE LA NÉVA. Contes russes traduits par X. Marmier. Un héros de notre temps. Le manteau. La pharmacienne.

      Paris, Michel Levy Freres, 1856. - 339 pp. Contemporary quarter calf. First edition. Containing the first appearance in French of Gogol s Le Manteau (The Overcoat, 1842), translated by Xavier Marmier. Included is also his translations of Lermentovs A Hero of Our Time and Sollogub s The Chemist s Shop-girl.Bound together with:Vonliarliarski, B. A.UNE GRAND DAME RUSSE.Paris, Michel Lévy Freres, 1859.Translated to French by Xavier Marmier.313 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1856

      D.T. Valentine, New York 1856 - First edition. 600 pp. Illustrated with tinted lithographs and engravings, with many folded maps and facsimilies. 19.5 cm. In publishers' brown cloth stamped in blind with a gilt centerpiece. Small tears to one or two of the foldouts, and a few small tears to the cloth, else a fresh and near fine copy. Bookplate of Lewis E. Waterman, founder of Waterman Pens, and inventor of the fountain pen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814

      London: Thomas and William Boone, 1856., 1856. 6 volumes, 8vo. Bound in original half red morocco with gilt titles and raised bands to spine, marbled boards and e.p.s., all edge marbled. A little darkening and mottling to morocco, occasional signs of handling, near fine. Illustrated with several maps and diagrams. A superb set; This... "...work steadily grew in popularity, and has become a classic of the English language..." and "...is commended to the general reader no less by its impartial admiration for the heroes on both sides than by the spontaneity of its style. Its accuracy was the more firmly established by th e inevitable attacks of actors in the scenes described, who thought the parts they had played undervalued." DNB.

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        The Linesman; or, Service in the Guards and the Line during England's Long Peace and Little Wars.

      London: G. W. Hyde, 1856 - 3 volumes octavo. Original red morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, blind floral panel to the boards, cream endpapers. Somewhat rubbed, rebacked with the original spines laid down, hinges a little clumsily repaired, accession numbers inked to the front free endpapers, light toning, but overall very good. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Janet R. Ogilvie to the title pages, later gift inscription - "H.F.M. Marne from H.A. Mayo, 1911" - to the front free endpaper of volume I. First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds six copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly remarked that no work of fiction can equal in point of interest, one composed of incidents derived from the common occurrences of every-day life. In the following pages I have endeavoured, with the aid of imaginary characters, to illustrate this position, by portraying a few ordinary events in the career of an Officer of the Line " (Preface). Napier was educated at the Royal Military College, appointed ensign in the 46th Regiment in 1825, rising to captain in 1830, "He served with his regiment in India, and was present with the nizam's subsidiary force at the siege of Hyderabad in 1830. The regiment returned home in 1833, and in 1836 Napier entered the senior department of the Royal Military College, but left in 1837, before passing his examination, on the regiment being ordered to Gibraltar. He commanded the light company for several years. While at Gibraltar he frequently visited Spain and north Africa for field sports, and also took a cruise in his stepfather's ship, HMS Powerful (84 guns), in which he visited Constantinople and Asia Minor, and acquired a knowledge of the Levant, which led to his subsequent employment on special service there" (ODNB). Commanded a force of irregular cavalry in Syria during operations in 1840-1; contracted ophthalmia while in Egypt, and retired on half-pay in 1843. "In 1846 Napier was sent to the Cape with other special service field officers to organize the indigenous levies, and ably commanded bodies of irregulars during the Cape Frontier War of 1846&#150;7." During the Crimean War despite the his own best efforts, and those of his step-father Admiral Charles Napier who was in command of the Baltic Fleet, he failed to find employment, but "with characteristic energy he did good work during the first winter [of the war] in collecting funds for warm clothing for the troops, and personally superintending its shipment." The shortcomings of the British military establishment in the context of this campaign are a theme which he covers in his preface, hoping that "the Chelsea Board of Inquiry will prove the death-blow to a system probably more corrupt than ever system was before!" This was not to be the case, and Col. Tulloch, to whom the novel is dedicated, was forced to defend his criticisms of the commissariat to the detriment of his health, and his career. An entertaining and revealing addition to the picture of early Victorian service life, by a military man of "literary and artistic ability." Not in Sadleir or Wolff

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        History of Sir General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.

      Murray., London. 1856 - ix, 415pp, perspective views, folding maps. Very light wear. Streak to front is photo only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sailing Directions for South America. Part II La Plata, Patagonia, Magellan Strait, Tierra Del Fuego, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru

      London: Hydrographic Office Admiralty. Good. 1856. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Boards are scuffed and soiled. Both front and rear boards are separating from the text block - but still intact. ; Rebound in full , thick leather, with gilt lettering and borders on spine. Patterned endpapers. Text is mostly tight and fairly clean - no markings or writing. A survey map of North Chincha Island, and two tables are in the text. Rare. Charles Darwin was associated with the authors in the past. "With this edition, Captain P. P. King&#39;s Directions for Patagonia and for the Strait of Magellan have been incorporated, so as to give a continuous account of the whole coast from the River Plata to the Gulf of Guayaquil. Special arrangements for payment can be made for higher institutions of learning. Because of weight or size of some books, additional postage may be required. We will notify you if it is necessary to charge you an additional amount. You will then have the option of cancelling the order. ; B & W Map; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 440 pages .

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        Modern Painters in 5 volumes (complete)

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

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

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

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        Mijn verblijf in Japan.

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

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        Album malerischer Donau-Ansichten.

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

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        THREE DAYS ON THE WHITE MOUNTAINS; BEING THE PERILOUS ADVENTURE OF DR. B. L. BALL, ON MOUNT WASHINGTON, DURING OCTOBER 25, 26, 27 , 1856, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

      Boston, 1856. 72pp. Original gold stamped sm 8vo brown cloth. Sabin 2933. Hammond p.20. Very scarce and interesting account of the White Mountains in the fall. He spent hours on Mt. Washington without food, shelter, or fire, with snow and ice only for drink. His sole protection was an umbrella. The front flyleaf: "N.R. Preston, Boston, July 1, 1857..

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

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

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