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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55

      Philadelphia and London: Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co.. 1856 / 1857. First. First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Neat contemporary gift inscription in each volume, spine lettering and extremities a little rubbed, else a bright, very near fine set. A curious issue, with engraved decorative title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1856; a regular title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1857; and the London imprint on the spine. A lovely set, and scarce in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ancient and Modern Denbigh: WITH The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship:

      J Williams. George Bayley., Vale Street, Denbigh. Hope Street, Wrexham. 1856 - 2 volumes bound as 1, VG, 1st eds. In attractive full red contemporary calf, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling and tiles, edges rubbed. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, red marbled endpapers, bookplate of Hugh Budgen Peake: Middle Temple, to fpd, half title and guarded frontis present, tp (Ancient and Modern Denbigh), 1856, [8], [1], 2-362 pp, 3 pls, 5 illustrations, with an extra 4 loose plates. half title and portrait frontis present, tp (The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship), Vol 1 (all published), 1860, (xii), [1], 2-231 pp, 4 pls (including 1 portrait), 81 page ms account of the Peake family (of Bowden?) probably by HB Peake (see bookplate), the loose plates in the first part are of, Denbigh Castle, Denbigh Royal Bowling Green, Ruin of Old St Davids, and Goblin Tower, all of which are rare. Lots of marginal notes all in the same hand, envelope addressed to Peake tipped onto fep. A unique and interesting local offering. WILLIAMS, cleric, poet, and antiquary. See NLW WBO. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photograph from Maull & Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (London, 1856-60).

      London 1856 - Graham, Thomas (1805-69). Portrait photograph from Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (London, 1856-60). 305 x 254 mm. Light browning at edges.Portrait of Scottish chemist Thomas Graham from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). Graham formulated Graham's law of gas diffusion, which states that the rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of the mass of its particles. He also discovered dialysis (the process of separating molecules in solution by the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable membrane), and founded the field of colloid chemistry.

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        Pteris aquilina [Bracken]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 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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        CHAPMAN'S NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF MINNESOTA.

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, . 1856 - Colored folding map, 28 x 22 inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Folder slightly worn and faded. Minute soiling along fold lines. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. Some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the Sioux reservation in Goodhue, Wabash, and Houston counties. Not in Phillips MAPS. RUMSEY 1662. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA) 0686, p.124.

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        CHAPMAN'S SECTIONAL MAP OF MINNESOTA.

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1856. - Colored folding map, 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Folder a bit worn and faded. Slight foxing on map. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. While some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the present map omits features that appear on other versions, such as the Sioux reservation in Goodhu, Wabasha, and Houston counties, indicating the present version is among the earlier states. Not in Phillips MAPS. RUMSEY 1662. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA), p.124.

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        Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and foreign shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature. A new and entirely revised edition, with ancient and modern appellations, synonyms, localities, etc. by Sylvanus Hanley.

      - London, Willis and Sotheran, 1856. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). pp. xx, 234, with 46 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt shell ornaments and lettering, gilt topedges. The very much enlarged edition of this popular manual, which was first published in 1818.Nissen ZBI, 4459. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," After Forty Years of Slavery. With an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May; and an Appendix by William H. Furness, D.D

      Syracuse New York and Auburn: William T. Hamilton Miller, Orton and Muiligan [sic]. 1856. First Edition. 8vo; 409pp; + 6pp. ads for other publications by Miller, Orton & Mulligan, (including a quote from Lydia Maria Child urging reading ARCHY MOORE, THE WHITE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth, one by Fanny Fern praising MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM, By Frederick Douglass, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Nothrop, a temperance tract and another title, LIVES OF JUDGES, INFAMOUS AS TOOLS OF TYRANNY) frontispiece, engraved half-title, and 2 other plates. Rebound in new brown cloth with black leather label stamped "Peter Still" and "The Kidnapped and the Ransomed". Ex-library with purple ink stamp on front pastedown, 1921 ownership inscription in pencil on ffep, five number stamp about 1/4" high on verso of title page; endpapers rebacked, a bit of foxing to text, else sound. Housed in custom- made brown cloth and paper box. Scarce in any condition. & This is the first edition of the extraordinary slave narrative of Peter Still, kidnapped from his home in New Jersey as a young child and made a slave in Kentucky and Alabama for forty years. Kate Pickard, a teacher at the Female Seminary of Tuscumbia, Alabama, where Peter Still was employed, has written the narrative. Still finally, at age fifty, devised a plan of escape by being purchased by the southern Jewish merchants Isaac and Joseph Friedman. The Friedmans went north and Peter was able to self- redeem his freedom with money the Friedman brothers paid him for his work. Peter Still then returned to the south for his wife and children. His family escaped with the help of Seth Concklin, a white abolitionist, who was captured by slave hunters in the north and, while being taken south. He was either killed or committed suicide at the hopelessness of his plight. Dr. William Furness' appendix is an account of Concklin's life. This slave narrative begins with the Still's kidnapping and, although a serious and traumatizing story, it was also read as an exciting adventure story. It can also be read as a history of the contribution of Jews to the Abolition movement. An unusual feature of the work is explicit mention of miscegenation between white and black - a completely taboo subject at the time. This is a slave narrative of the greatest detail and scope, written from Peter Still's account by a woman of ability who had close knowledge of the subject. Because it is skillfully written, with the use of dialogue, it appears to be a novel. It was so regarded by Wright (II, 1893), but it is not. In fact, correspondence by Peter Still detailing his efforts to purchase his wife's freedom, his account book, and other papers are located at Rutgers and at the Library of Congress. No less a respected figure in the American abolition movement than the Rev. Samuel J. May has written a persuasive argument for reading this account of the horrors of slavery and the generosity of two Jewish merchants. Reprinted by the Negro Publication Society of American in 1941 and the Jewish Publication Society of America in 1970 with an introductory essay on Jews in the anti-slavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman. Blockson 9601 and 9603 respectively. Dumond, Bibliography of Antislavery in America, p. 94. Jackson, A History of Afro-American Literature, I, p. 153. Sabin 62614.

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        Franz Anton Mesmer aus Schwaben, Entdecker des thierischen Magnetismus. Erinnerungen an denselben, nebst Nachrichten von den letzten Jahren seines Lebens zu Meersburg am Bodensee.

      Frankfurt, Literarische Anstalt (Rütten), 1856.. circa 19 x 13 cm. X SS., 1 Bl., 212 SS. Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. Goed. VIII, 212, 101; Borst 2614; Ackermann, Geheime Wiss. II, 288 ("Sehr gesucht"). Erste Ausgabe der Mesmer-Biographie Kerners. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des österreichischen Journalisten und Schriftstellers Alfred Mensi von Klarbach (1854-1933) mit seinem Wappen-Exlibris und dem Motto "tat tuam asi". - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt (nur der Titel etwas mehr), vorne kleine Spur von entferntem Umschlag.

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        The Trans-Caucasian Campaign of the Turkish army under Omer Pasha: a personal narrative.

      William Blackwood and Sons London 1856 - First edition. 8vo., xxvii, 234pp., 2 pages ads at beginning, 16 pages ads at end, 5 coloured lithographed plates including frontispiece, 1 folding map, woodcut vignette on title and four others, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover, presentation inscription to title, light wear, an excellent copy. Oliphant had been acting as a correspondent for The Times during this campaign. He had accompanied Lord Stratford to the Crimea from Constantinople. Oliphant had a glimpse of the siege of Sebastopol, afterwards joining the force under Omar Pasha. He was present at the battle of the Ingour. The fall of Kars then made the expedition fruitless, and after much suffering during the retreat, he returned to England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIA HISTORICO DESCRIPTIVA DEL NUEVO PALACIO DEL CONGRESO DE LOS DIPUTADOS

      - MEMORIA HISTORICO - DESCRIPTIVA DEL NUEVO PALACIO DEL CONGRESO DE LOS DIPUTADOS PUBLICADA POR LA COMISION DE GOBIERNO INTERIOR DEL MISMO.- Madrid, Aguado, 1856; en folio mayor (45 x 31 cm.) plena piel, anteportada, portada, 66 - 15 páginas y 18 láminas (2 de ellas a doble página). Ejemplar de la tirada en gran papel. El autor de la parte histórica fue Francisco de Paula Madrazo y de la descriptiva J. María Eguren. Palau nº 161013. Muy buen ejemplar.

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        Physicians and Physic: Three Addresses

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1856 - Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; stamped decorations to boards. Usual general light wear over all, with a touch of fade to the spine. Top edge soiled. Inner hinges have been repaired. There is a small bite with adjacent closed tear to the front pastedown at fore edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer

      London: J.& C. Brown & Co.. 1856. First. First English edition, preceded by an American piracy. Bound in contemporary diced half-morocco and marbled papercovered boards, front hinge a little worn and small nicks at the spine ends, still an attractive and pleasing, very good copy. The tremendous success of these short detective stories, the earliest by an English author, inspired a wave of imitators. Queen's Quorum #2, preceded only by Poe's Tales. .

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

      New York: G. P. Putnam and Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Later rebind. Occasional foxing. 'Atelier de Reliure de l'imprimerie Tasso Printing Works Binding by Tasso Printing Works Negrelli Street Ismailia Tel: 194 RCC 99' booksellers stamp on ep. 1856. First US edition. Half leather with blue hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering. 190mm x 125mm (7" x 5"). 492pp. Folding map and two frontis pieces. .

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        A Book of Nonsense. By Derry Down Derry.

      London: T. McLean 1856 - Second edition, early issue, oblong 8vo, (73) leaves, being the title ("There was an Old Derry Down Derry.") and 72 lithographed limericks, printed on rectos only with the captions in five lines for the first time. Light marginal browning and some light spotting, each leaf numbered in pencil to the upper corner with a couple of other pieces of pencilled marginalia, marbled endpapers and sides. Contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked with the original backstrip, some wear to edges, black spine label. An uncommon early printing of Lear’s renowned Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846 in two volumes. The first two editions were lithographed, with Lear preparing new stones for this edition; subsequent editions were wood engraved. The two "Old Man of the West" limericks have their images reversed; a later issue with the images corrected has been noted. Five limericks have parts of the caption redrawn.

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        THE FERNS OF WALES

      Thomas Thomas 1856 - 1st 1856. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour title page. A collection of 24 ferns, pressed into the book, with tissue-guards and a full page description for each fern type. Side of spine is split with some fraying. All samples are present, but a few loose (at least 3). Some tissue-guards are creased. An unusual item. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COLONIE ICARIENNE AUX ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE. SA CONSTITUTION, SES LOIS, SA SITUATION MATERIELLE ET MORALE APRES LE PREMIER SEMESTRE 1855.

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

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        Poems, religious, historical, and political.

      Latter-Day Saints' Book Depot, Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London 1856 - First edition, slim 8vo, pp. viii, 270, [1]; fore-edge, front cover, and spine spotted, else very good in orig. blue cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Together with: Snow, E. R., Poems, religious, historical, and political. Also two articles in prose, vol. II. Salt Lake City 1877, pp. iv, 284; engraved frontispiece portrait; front free endpaper excised, scribble on recto of rear free endpaper, orig. blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, rebacked, original spine laid down. Both volumes in a blue cloth clamshell box, printed paper label on spine. Flake 7843 and 7844 (catalogued under Eliza Roxy Snow Smith). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schweiz in Bildern.

      J.J. Ulrich,, Zürich, 1856 - Zürich, J.J. Ulrich, (1856). Quer-folio. (45) Bl., 8 S. Mit 1 gest. Titel, 45 Stahlstichtafeln und zahlr. gest. Textvignetten von Kaspar Ulrich Huber nach Johann Jakob Ulrich. Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. Lonchamp 2432. - Barth 17316. - Wäber 84. - Erste Ausgabe. Schönes seltenes Ansichtenwerk "mit den Zeichnungen zu dem großen und heute noch beachtenswerten Ansichtenwerk wollte Ulrich dem Vertrieb minderwertiger Schweizeransichten entgegenwirken" (Brun III, 347 ff), gestochen von Kaspar Ulrich Huber (1825-1882) nach Johann Jakob Ulrich (1898-1877), der das Werk im eigenen Verlag publizierte, die Tafeln mit dessen Blindprägestempeln. Die ausfrührlichen Beschreibungen zu den Tafeln und der "ergänzende Anhang" vom Zürcher Redaktor und Journalist Johann Jakob Reithard (1805-1857). "Auch schrieb er als Freund der Natur und Kunst den Text zu dem vortrefflichen - gleichfalls nicht genug verbreiteten - Werke seines Freundes Ulrich: Bilder aus der Schweiz" (Pestalozzi, Ludwig: J.J. Reithard "Zürcher Taschenbuch" S. 47, Zürich, 1882). Enthält neben den Ansichten von Baden, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Genf, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, Neuenburg, Solothurn und Zürich auch einige selten gezeigte Ansichten wie Mesocco, Klosters, Hausen, Teufen etc. - Durchgehend stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Clark's Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut

      Richard Clark, Philadelphia 1856 - An extremely elaborate and detailed wall map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the only 19th-century map of the county listed in Phillips America. Fairfield is the site of some of New York City's most prestigious suburbs. Each township is separately coloured, with the properties of numerous individual landowners located. The map is flanked by sixteen inset views of important Fairfield sites, including numerous private residences, and the Court House in Bridgeport. The views are separated by ornamental Victorian scrollwork. There are twenty-four inset plans of Fairfield towns and villages, including Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Westport, Danbury, Bridgeport, Southport, Sharon, Bethel, Fairfield, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Newtown, New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Cos Cob. The map was drawn from a survey by J. Chace, W. J. Barker, and N. Hector, and lithographed by Wagner & McGuigan in Philadelphia. Not in Rumsey; Thompson, Maps of Connecticut , 176; Phillips, America , p. 276. Lithographic wall map, with full period hand-colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, edged with silk, on contemporary rollers. Very nice condition.

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        THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS: WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

      D. Rice & A.N. Hart, Philadelphia 1856 - Four volumes. Quarto. 142 biographies, each illustrated with a full-page steel engraving. In publisher's embossed leather bindings, a.e.g., the covers with overall decoration and gilt titles on spines Moderate to heavy foxing, inner hinges professionally repaired. Nice copies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scenes and Incidents in the Western Prairies: During Eight Expeditions, and Including a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

      Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Moore, 1856. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book Two volumes in one. First thus, complete with four plates and map. Original boards with gilt text on spine. Wagner-Camp 108:15. An account of Gregg's time as a trader on the Santa Fe trail. Corners bumped and curled, rubbed through to boards, few cracks in places. Front hinge loose. Previous owner bookplate on front endpaper. Some stains to endpapers, edges of text block. Foxing throughout text.

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        Le Passe-temps, ou l'Industriel devenu commerçant. Récit historique, exact et sincère, par mer et par terre, de quatre voyages faits au Brésil, au Chili, dans les Cordillères des Andes, à Mendoza, dans le désert, et à Buenos-Aires (.).

      Versailles, chez M. Gendrin 1856 - in-8, XX-567 pp., avec 8 ff. de fac-similés et 10 pl. lithographiées sous serpentes, dont un portrait-frontispice et une carte, demi-basane bouteille, dos lisse orné avec détail des chapitres en lettres dorées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, usures des coupes. La page de titre est placée après l'avant-propos. Unique édition de cet ouvrage tiré à petit nombre aux frais de l'auteur, et envoyé par ses soins aux "cent trente bibliothèques des principales villes de France", comme indiqué manuscritement à la fin des pièces liminaires. En dépit de cette générosité, le livre est très rare, même dans les dépôts publics, qui semblent n'avoir pas pris très au sérieux l'insistance de l'auteur à leur présenter son oeuvre (cf. pièces liminaires). Comme il est indiqué au titre, Gendrin, né le 2 mai 1793, quitta en 1816 la France avec son employeur pour Rio de Janeiro, et revint en décembre 1823. Entre temps, il s'était établi sur place à son compte, tenant un petit commerce d'articles divers (miroirs, brosses, montres, etc.), puis avait converti son fonds pour démarcher le Chili, qui commençait à se développer. Le principal intérêt de cette relation écrite avec une grande candeur est de présenter de façon naïve la vie d'un petit boutiquier français émigré à Rio de Janeiro, de ceux que l'on appelait les "pacotilleurs" et qui jouèrent de fait un rôle non négligeable dans le développement du continent sud-américain dans les années qui accompagnèrent et suivirent l'indépendance, permettant ainsis l'ouverture commerciale. Borba de Moraes, I, 348 (avec une importante notice s'attardant sur les différents types d'exemplaires). Absent de Sabin, de Chadenat. Exemplaire de Monsieur Fortin, avec envoi autographe et ex-dono poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur, et daté de 1858. Une note manuscrite stipule : "L'auteur invite les personnes, parents ou amis, qui recevront un exemplaire, de verser à la caisse municipale de la ville de Versailles deux francs pour l'acte de bienfaisance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      [vol.I] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co, Boston & New York 1856 - Contemporary near uniform maroon (vol. 1 spine) and black morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet and dot roll gilt borders, spines in six compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration, the same tools employed for the cornerpieces of each panel, but with different center tools to each volume, gilt edges, yellow endpapers The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture ) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual, some generally unobtrusive spotting). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Watercolour View of Benares (Varanasi)].

      1856 - Ca. 1856. Watercolour and pencil on cardboard, heightened in white, ca. 42x58 cm (16 ¾ x22 ¾ in). Later pencil caption "Welby Jackson. 1856. Benares" on verso. Recently matted, outside dimension ca. 53x69,5 cm (20 ¾ x 27 ¼ in). Near fine, bright watercolour. This beautiful view of Benares shows the River Ganges with white temples and ghats in the background, and clothes washers on the riverbank in the foreground. The right part of the picture details a wooden bridge spanned across the Ganges, with bull carts crossing. Welby Jackson was an official in British India in the first half of the 19th century. He was noted to be in Calcutta in 1823 and held the office of Judge of Sudder Court there; in 1826 he was appointed Register to the Nizamut Adawlut for the Western Provinces at Allahabad (The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Regicter for British India and its dependencies. Vol. XXII. London, 1826. P. 469). The beginning of 1860's sees him back in Buckinghamshire, England (see: The Peerage, A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe, on-line). Two of Jackson's sepia sketches of the city of Gaya (Bihar, India) executed in 1830 are now in the Asia, Pacific and Africa collections of the British Library.

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        TOPICS OF JURISPRUDENCE CONNECTED WITH CONDITIONS OF FREEDOM AND BONDAGE.

      New York. 1856. - ix,113pp. Contemporary plain grey paper wrappers. Ownership label on spine; inscription of Millard Fillmore on front cover. Lightly soiled on fore edge, not affecting internal contents. Very good plus. In a leather clamshell case, gilt. President Millard Fillmore's copy of this work on the legal issues of slavery. Hurd, a respected legal scholar, would go on to author a two volume work entitled THE LAW OF FREEDOM AND BONDAGE IN THE UNITED STATES, which Howes calls the "most profound legalistic treatise on slavery." This work traces the law of slavery from the introduction of the institution in the colonies, the colonial law in light of international and civil law, and the laws of the states. Fillmore was a lawyer by profession. He has signed and dated the pamphlet on the cover, Sept. 11, 1856. During his presidency (1850- 1853), Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act into law as a part of the Compromise of 1850. Following his first term as president, he ran on the Know Nothing ticket in the election of 1856 and lost, and in his politics he opposed Lincoln and later supported Andrew Johnson. Among the most bookish of our Presidents, he had a large personal library. A wonderful association piece, a President's copy of a work closely related to the issues of slavery during his administration. COHEN 9841. SABIN 33989.

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        NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. MUSKOKEE, OR CREEK FIRST READER

      1856 - ROBERTSON, W. S., and David Winslett. NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. Muskokee [sic], or Creek First Reader. New York: Mission House, 1856. First edition. The text is comprised of Muscogee (Creek) - English word lists and short readings in the Muscogee language, frequently illustrated with small, charming cuts of animals and objects and biblical scenes. 12mo. 48 pp. Contemporary binding of leather backed brown cloth boards, with gilt-stamped title to upper board. Early ink inscription on front pastedown. The backstrip is rubbed, has loss at either end, and is split along one joint - although the board is still firmly attached. The boards are crisp and clean except for a small spot of soiling on the lower board. The gilt title is quite bright. Scant light foxing on initial and closing leaves; otherwise the text is clean. Very good. (Sabin 72019). Rare.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed [ALs]. [accompanied by] STEEL PLATE ENGRAVING Of DICKENS [accompanied by] PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE Of GADSHILL.

      Tavistock House,, London: 1856 - CD, writing to an unknown correspondent, tells of of his son Charley's stay/schooling in Germany, with one Professor MŸller who supervised "the classical part of his studies." Dickens continues, "I was in all respects well satisfied." though Charley "considered him 'a Dragon in respect of his ardour for work.'"This letter *partially* published by Storey & Tillotson in Volume 8 [p. 206] of the Pilgrim Letters, with their abbreviated text coming from a 1901 Walter M Hill catalogue. The actual letter, here offered, has a concluding 5 line paragraph not previously recorded. Age-toning to matt. Overall, an attractive Very Good item. Matted, and framed in a simple black wood frame, with a red "A. Miller / Picture Frames, Inc." label on reverse [appears pre-WWII]. ALs: 6-1/2" x 8-1/2". Engraving: 7" x 5". Gadshill: 4-1/4" x 6-3/4". Overall Framed size: 16-3/8" x 17-3/4". 30 lines of holograph text, including Dickens' full signature & hallmark flourish.

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        Report of the Board of General Officers Appointed to Inquire into the Statements contained in the Reports of Sir John McNeill and Colonel Tulloch, and the Evidence Taken by them Relative thereto, Animadverting upon the Conduct of Certain Officers on the General Staff, and others in the Army; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken by the Boars; and an appendix.

      HMSO, London 1856 - Extremely rare complete report of 'The Chelsea Board' set up the inquire into the administration of aspects of the Crimean War and presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. Handsomely bound in full natural calf with 5 raised bands and gilt filleting, slight shelf wear. . Titles in gilt on brown lables. Blind and gilt decorations around Margins of boards. Marbled endpapers with a small portion missing along bottom edge of front ep. The contents contain Preliminary observations and opinion s of the Board. Complete minutes of proceedings including full transcripts of evidence or examinations of The Earl of Lucan; Sir R Airey; The Earl of Cardigan; Colonel Gordon; Commissary General Filder; Sir John McNeill and Colonel Tulloch; also includes copies of documents submitted by them and evidence of the more junior officers called. Some staining on flyleaves but title page and leaves crisp with only occasional slight browning. The complete report is rarely found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification.

      Third Edition In Two Volumes. Van Voorst London 1856 - Two vols, octavo. Original drab blue pebble grain cloth, the spines just a trifle sunned and the spine head of volume oneslightly cracked and chipped, other spine ends just a little wear, slight cracking to a backstrip edge but not affecting joint, Complete with 138 fine hand coloured plates of birds eggs. One of the best Oological works of the Victorian era. Overall a G-VG set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MUSASHI NO KUNI ZENZU

      1856. [MAP - JAPAN] Gyokuransai SADAHIDE & Kikuchi Shuzo. MUSASHI NO KUNI ZENZU. Edo, Kikuya Kosaburo & 12 others. Ansei 3 [1856] 112 X 127 cm. An interesting colored woodcut map of the Musashi plain. Folds into its original titled covers, 28 x 18.6 cm. Nice colors, impression and colors. Sadahide was not only a talented printmaker but was also responsible for several important maps of the time. [Beans 1856.13] in Supplement B, page 41. See the UBC website at http://angel.library.ubc.ca/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/tokugawa&CI SOPTR=312&REC=3 for more info on this map. From The Keyes collection.

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        Pickwick Papers; Mr. Pickwick

      - Original watercolor by Kyd (pseudonym for Joseph Clayton Clarke, 1856-1937), measuring 3 x 3 inches, circa 1900. Kyd's famous character study, "Mr Pickwick," appeared on postcards and in various editions of "The Pickwick Papers"; professionally matted and framed; shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Souvenirs de l'Amérique espagnole. Etudes sur la société au Pérou et au Chili (La ville et la campagne de Rio Janeiro) - Souvenirs, promenades et rêveries

      Michel Lévy Frères, Typographie de Mme Veuve Dondey-Dupré 1856 - 1 vol. in-12 relié plein maroquin rouge à grain long, dos à 4 nerfs dorés orné, plaques d'encadrement ornée sur plats, toutes tranches dorées, chasses ornées, filet sur coupes, Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1856, 308 pp. et Typographie de Mme Veuve Dondey-Dupré, Paris, 1856, 72 pp. Rare exemplaire dédicacé par Max Radiguet réunissant les "Souvenirs de l'Amérique espagnole" dans un tirage vraisemblablement antérieur et différent de l'édition habituelle qui porte en titre les mentions "Chili - Pérou - Brésil", ainsi que très rare recueil "Souvenirs, promenades et rêveries" qui réunit les textes de divers articles de l'auteur consacrés notamment à la Bretagne : "ainsi de Physionomie de quelques fêtes en Bretagne" où il évoque l'Eguinané, Noël, Quasimodo,., ou encore "Les Pèlerins de Saint Eloi" dans le bourg de Ploudaniel. Maximilien Radiguet fut notamment le secrétaire de l'Amiral Dupetit-Thouars (coiffe lég. frottée en tête, fente à un mors en tête, bon état par ailleurs). Signé par l'auteur. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Gesunde Menschenverstand von Pfarrer Jean Meslier Laut seinem Testament. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Samuel Ludvigh. Zum Inhalt: Vorwort des Uebersetzers // Das Leben J. Meslier's / nach Voltaire // Vorrede des Verfassers // Der gesunde Verstand // Auszug des Testaments von Jean Meslier / durch Voltaire // Nachwort.

      Baltimore, Samuel Ludvigh. 1856.. 22x 14 cm. 266 S. ISBN: Keine. Original Halbledereinband. Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen. / Orginal half leather. No jacket. Rücken erheblich beschädigt. An den Kapitalen teilweise Leder ersetzt. Innen vereinzelt braunfleckig. Rücken sollte restauriert werden. Immer noch ein gutes Exemplar dieser so seltenen schrift. 1 Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! The first part, Der gesunde Verstand, is a translation of Le bon sens, Ou, Ide'es naturelles, by Holbach, also published with title: Le bon sens du cure' J. Meslier. The second part, Auszug des Testaments von Jean Meslier, was first published by Voltaire in 1761. GF. (MGT). Jpg.

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        [Zoar, Ohio, Society of Separatists:] Sammlung Auserlesener Geistlicher Lieder: Zum Gemeinschäftlichen Gesang und Eigenen Gebrauch in Christlichen Familien

      [Society of Separatists of Zoar]. The first Zoar edition.. Edges rubbed; text a little foxed; very good copy.. Cf. Landis, Separatists of Zoar, page 243, which does not record this work. 8vo, contemporary tan quarter sheep and marbled boards. A hymnal in German published by the Society of Separatists of Zoar, a north central Ohio utopian community which was founded by German mystics and prospered for much of the nineteenth century. This antedates the five books published by the Society beginning in 1856 recorded by Landis, and it is possibly a new edition of a hymnal published with the same title in 1810 in Basel.

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        The Train: A First-Class Magazine

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1856. VOLUME ONE NUMBER ONE. THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF LEWIS CARROLL. Bound in the original brown cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine lightly rubbed, spine lightly spotted, some light foxing, else a GOOD+ copy of the first appearance of Lewis Carroll. This volume contains three original pieces by Dodgson: 'Solitude.' 'Ye Carpette Knyghte.' 'The Path of Roses.' Dodgson's use of the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll' is here used for the first time (Solitude).

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        Histoire de la conquête d'Alger écrite sur des documents inédits et authentiques suivi du tableau de la conquête de l'Algérie, Paris, Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, 1856.

      - 1 vol. in-8° rel. demi-basane verte, dos lisse, quadruple jeu de quatre filets dorés en décor, auteur et titre dorés, frises dorées en coiffes, 1 f. (faux-titre) + VIII + 667 p. + deux cartes dépliantes, légères petites rousseurs éparses, trace de frottement sur la basane, coupes frottées et tranchefile inférieure coupée, coin inférieur du plat inférieur endommagé avec petit manque de carton. Bon état. Exemplaire truffé d'un tirage albuminé contrecollé sur carton format carte de visite 8,7 /5,4 cm représentant Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné d'Artois, Duc de Bordeaux, Comte de Chambord (1820-1883) et d'une lettre autographe signée du même à Alfred Nettement. LAS in-8° 20,6 /13,4 cm recto-verso de 42 lignes signée Henry et datée du 31 mars 1856 (Venise). Le comte de Chambord félicite son ami Alfred Nettement sur son ouvrage consacré "a cette dernière page militaire des annales de la monarchie". Il y évoque l'ouverture de "nouvelles routes à la civilisation chrétienne" et exalte cette "grande entreprise glorieusement terminée après 17 ans d'efforts par la chute de la puissance musulmane" dans "cette terre d'afrique où St Louis est venu mourir" - Il insiste sur la valeur des chefs militaires et de l'armée française dans cette entreprise. Nous avons là un témoignage éclairant les prémices de sa pensée sur la question algérienne. Ses réflexions aboutiront à la publication de sa fameuse lettre sur l'Algérie le 30 janvier 1865. Cette lettre était piquée avec deux épingles en page de faux-titre dans le présent ouvrage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Provinces Danubiennes et Roumaines Par MM. Chopin et A. Ubicini; Bosnie, Servie, Herzegovine, Bulgarie, Slavonie, Illyrie, Croatie, Dalmatie, Montenegro, Albanie Par M. Chopin; Valachie, Moldavie, Bukovine, Transylvanie, Bessarabie, Par M. Ubicini

      Firmin Didot Freres c. 1856, Paris - Edition : First edition. , Contemporary ¼ morocco with blue cloth boards, spine in five compartments of raised bands, gilt text on two, edges speckled blue. , This book describes the customs and history of the people in the region and the climate and topography of the land., Size : 8vo, With 35 steel-engraved plates relating to the countries mentioned in the title, and 3 folding maps. , Volume : Two parts in one., P. title, blank, 1-494; 1-226. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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