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        Illustrated Times: 5th January 1856 - 27th December 1856

      London: John Ross 1856 - VG large-format HB in recent quality brown cloth boards with new gilt spine titles. A tight copy of 890pp with just small amount of repair on first page. Features articles on origins of the American Civil War and much on the Crimean War. (39 x 27cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        National System of Political Economy. Translated from the German by G. A. Matile. Including the notes of the French translation by Henri Richelot. with a preliminary essay and notes, by Stephen Colwell.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1856.. 23,5 x 15 cm. lxxiv + 61-497 pp. (so complete). Original blind stamped publishers cloth binding.. *With dedication and signature in ink of the editor Stephen Colwell on title. - Carter/Muir: Printing and the Mind of Man, No. 311. - First English translation, originally published in German in 1841. Friedrich List (1789-1846) was a significant German-American economist who developed the "National System" in opposite to Adam Smith. His theory was about 70 years the "bible" for the national protective duties in Germany, United Kindom and North America. - A very good copy in excellent condition with dedidaction and signature of the editor Stephen Colwell (1800-1871), a Philadelphian industrialist and philanthropist. / Erst englische Ãœbersetzung des bedeutenden Hauptwerkes von Friedrich List, wesentlich seltener als die deutsche Erstausgabe. - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur des amerikanischen Herausgebers Stephen Collwell (ein einflußreicher Industrieller aus Philadelphia), der auch den einführenden Essay schrieb. Sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar im originalen geprägten Verlagseinband.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Jefferson Davis, as Pierce?s Secretary of War, informs the Chaplain of the House of Representatives that President Pierce has appointed him Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point

      Partly Printed Letter Signed ?Jeffer..Davis,? as Secretary of War, 1p, 8? x 10?. Washington, August 22, 1856. Completed in manuscript. To Rev. John W. French, Chaplain & Professor of Ethics &c., Washington, D.C. Fine condition.Includes the original 8.5? x 3.5? War Department envelope delivered by hand to Rev. French. Torn open at top edge.John W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until August 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.In part, ?You are hereby informed that the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, has appointed you Chaplain, and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, at Military Academy, in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the Sixteenth day of August, one thousand eight

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        TA., Kreml, ".... - Le Kremlin et le jardin du Kremlin du cote du Nord".

      . getönte Lithographie ( oval ) mit breiter Bordüre v. Ferdinand Thieme b. Guill. Bachmann, 1856, 17,5 x 24. Seltene Ansicht des Kreml.

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        First and Second Report from the Select Committee on Transportation

      London: by Order of Parliament, 1856. Two volumes, tall quarto, both fine copies in recent blue polished half calf, original printed wrappers bound in. Transportation to Western Australia. Two of the most important reports on transportation to Western Australia, and perhaps the most detailed public accounting of the aftermath of the convict system in the eastern states. Written while the gold rush was well under way, the reports are effectively a capstone on the whole system, relating the closure of transportation to New South Wales in 1850 followed shortly afterwards by Van Diemen's Land in 1852. Both reports provide detailed historical and anecdotal information on the transportation of convicts to Western Australia, then the only remaining Australian colony willing to take felons from Britain. Other options and possibilities for prison building and penal reform in Great Britain were explored at depth by the Committee given the vast reduction in convicts that could be sent to the eastern Australia. The Minutes of Evidence drawn upon a range of testimonials, including that of Horatio Waddington, then Under Secretary State for the Home Department. Waddington describes the final years of transportation to eastern Australia in a succinct yet evocative manner. He begins with the 1838 Committee report chaired by Sir William Molesworth, a damming incitement of the convict system that strengthened local popular movements against transportation in both New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. In furnishing his evidence Waddington summarised the importance of the 1838 Report as a moral compass for future policy, with transportation deemed 'also as a bad punishment in itself, failing to deter criminals at home, or reform them abroad; in fact it is impossible to have a report more decidedly adverse to it.' Nonetheless, an astonishing deluge of some 17,000 convicts were sent to Van Diemen's Land between 1840-1845 with disastrous consequences. There were far too many to be gainfully employed by free settlers, resulting in immense numbers set to work in chained gangs upon public projects. Crime, lawlessness and fear followed in due proportion, and although transportation was suspended for a few years following 1845, public sentiment had hardened and the last transport sailed for Van Diemen's Land in 1852. Interestingly, these reports of 1856 coincide with the gold-rushes in Australia. This factor played an important part in closing convict era as newfound wealth has gave the colonies greater confidence and political self-determination. Ironically, it was feared that the existence of so much gold may actually act as an incentive to commit crimes and receive transportation to Australia free of charge. By this stage 'ticket-of-leave' men from Van Diemen's land were considered a dangerous scourge on the Victorian goldfields.

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        A Residence in Tasmania: with a Descriptive Tour through the Island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1856. Octavo, tinted lithographed frontispiece, seven full-page plates, double-page map, vignette on the title, and five in the text, contemporary gift inscription; an attractive copy in contemporary polished calf. A gift from an Etonian to an English cricketer. A most attractive copy of one of the Tasmanian classics. Stoney's informative account of the island colony is of historical importance, with useful descriptions of the settlements, conditions, penal stations and the little known west coast. It is particularly well illustrated with lithographs and wood engravings of Hobart and the surrounding countryside. This is the first edition in this form of Stoney's celebrated Tasmanian book, which was originally published without illustrations and in a much less substantial form in Hobart in 1854. This copy is inscribed on the flyleaf from one Etonian to another. It was given to the cricketer Henry Hamilton Palairet (1845-1923), who made two first class appearances for England, by Charles Edward Buckland (1847-1941), who wrote a Dictionary of Indian biography.

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        Blick auf Bad Peterstal im Schwarzwald, 1871

      . Feder über Bleistift auf Papier, mit diversen Farbangaben in Bleistift, 20,8 x 29,5 cm Provenienz: Mathias Lugo, Freiburg; Robert Flauaus, Frankfurt/M.. Für Emil Lugo waren zwei Künstlerpersönlichkeiten besonders prägend: sein Lehrer Johann Wilhelm Schirmer an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie, wo er von 1856 bis 1864 lernte, und sein Studienfreund Hans Thoma. Von Schirmer übernahm er das gewissenhafte Studium der Natur in Zeichnungen und Ölskizzen. Doch wie auch für den Lehrer waren diese Studien für Lugo Arbeitsmaterial zur Vorbereitung seiner Bildwelten. Von Thoma hat er die Faszination für Ideallandschaften mit symbolistischer Prägung erhalten, die für sein ganzes künstlerisches Leben bestimmend sein sollte. So bewegt sich Lugos Schaffen zwischen jenen beiden Polen: der realistischen und der idealen Landschaft. Unsere Zeichnung ist eine jener scharf umrissenen Studien, mit denen Lugo sich der Landschaft bemächtigte. Die Konturen sind bereits geklärt, die Farbangaben verweisen auf die spätere Ãœbertragung. Lugo schuf diese Zeichnung in Vorbereitung eines Aquarells, welches er im Auftrag der russischen Kaiserin Maria Alexandrowna anfertigte, die im Juni 1871 in Bad Peterstal am Fuße des Kniebis weilte und eine Erinnerung an diesen Ort wünschte. Als Dank wurde er "mit vielen Ehren und einer schweren goldenen Uhr belohnt". Noch im gleichen Jahr ermöglichte ein Reisestipendium den lang ersehnten Italienaufenthalt. Dort traf er auf Heinrich Franz-Dreber, dessen meisterhafte Synthese aus Realem und Idealem Lugo auf seinem weiteren künstlerischen Weg nachhaltig beeinflusste.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856. <p>Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank&#39;s Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 253 mm. Small tear in one margin, slight soiling, but very good.</p><p>Photograph of Peter Mark Roget, best known as the compiler of Roget&#39;s Thesaurus (first ed. 1852), which has remained in print since its first publication. He is also known for having invented the log-log slide rule (1815), and for his 1824 paper entitled "Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel when seen through vertical apertures," which dealt with persistence of vision in regard to moving objects; this paper is one of the foundation works in the history of cinema. Roget trained as a physician, and helped to found both the School of Medicine at the University of Manchester, and the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, which later became the Royal Society of Medicine. He was the author of the fifth Bridgewater Treatise, Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1834). </p>

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        Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes)

      Phillips Sampson & Co., Boston 1856 - FIRST EDITION. FIRST STATE. Full black cloth blind stamped decorative border on boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Volume one is chipped 1/4 inch at top & bottom of spine and a little frayed. Corners of front board on both volumes a little bumped and worn through. Pale yellow endsheets on both volumes. Blanck's first states of both volumes. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Light spotting to a few pages else VERY GOOD internally. FIRST ISSUE: Volume 1 on page 88, line 3 has the ascender of the "d" in "dictatorial" almost directly below the vertical stroke in the "r" in the line above. Volume 2, on p. 370 the 9th line up from bottom ". the Dicksons are fewer, and have." Overall GOOD PLUS condition. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, born (June 14, 1811 -- July 1, 1896) was an abolitionist and writer of more than 13 books, the most famous being Uncle Tom's Cabin which describes life in slavery, and which was first published in serial form from 1851 to 1852 in an abolitionist organ, the National Era, edited by Gamaliel Bailey. Although Stowe herself had never been to the American South, she subsequently published A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, a non-fiction work documenting the veracity of her depiction of the lives of slaves in the original novel. Her second novel was Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp: another anti-slavery novel. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut and raised primarily in Hartford, she was the daughter of Lyman Beecher, an abolitionist Congregationalist preacher from Boston and Roxana Foote Beecher, and the sister of renowned minister, Henry Ward Beecher. She had two other prominent and activist siblings, a brother, Charles Beecher, and a sister, Catharine Beecher. In 1832, her family moved to Cincinnati, another hotbed of the abolitionist movement, where her father became the first president of Lane Theological Seminary. There she gained first-hand knowledge of slavery and the Underground railroad and was moved to write Uncle Tom's Cabin, the first major American novel with an African-American hero. In 1836 Harriet Beecher married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a clergyman and widower. Later she and her husband moved to Brunswick, Maine, when he obtained an academic position at Bowdoin College. Harriet and Calvin had seven children, but some died in early childhood. Her first children, twin girls Hattie and Eliza, were born on September 29, 1836. Four years later, in 1840, her son Frederick William was born. In 1848 the birth of Samuel Charles occurred, but in the following year, he died from a cholera epidemic. She is buried on the grounds of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati, Ohio is the former home of her father Lyman Beecher on the former campus of the Lane Seminary. Harriet lived here until her marriage. It is open to the public and operated as an historical and cultural site, focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Lane Seminary and the Underground Railroad. The site also presents African-American history. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati is located at 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Revisio potentillarum iconibus illustrata.

      Breslau und Bonn, Weber, 1856.. (29 x 23 cm). (2) XIV (2) 230 (3) S. Mit 5 gefalteten Tabellen und 64 lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit. (Nova acta Leopoldina, Supplem.).. Hier seine abschließende Arbeit über die artenreiche Gattung des Fingerkrauts. Sie beruht auf über 40-jährigen Untersuchungen und umfasst 201 Arten. "Ihren Diagnosen sind vielfach kritische und erklärende Bemerkungen beigefügt, im übrigen aber ist die Bearbeitung in Bezug auf Synonymik, Vaterland, Fundort etc. mit derselben Treue durchgeführt ... so daß dieselbe für alle späteren Arbeiten über die behandelte Pflanzengattung eine nothwendige und gute Grundlage bietet" (ADB). - Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Stafleu-Cowan II, 4335; ADB 18, 144; Nissen BBI 1167; Pritzel 5177

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        Bohn's Hand-book of Washington. Beautifully Illustrated with Steel Engravings of all the Public Buildings and the Government Statuary.

      Washington: By Casimir Bohn, 1856. - 8vo., bound in 6's (6 1/8 x 3 ¾ inches). Pictorial half title. Fine folding lithographed map (short separation along fold), steel-engraved frontispiece of "East Front of the Capital." Original publisher's purple cloth, front cover elaborately decorated in gilt with the Capitol building and statues, repeated in blind on back cover, all edges gilt (unevenly faded to brown, one or two pale stains, extremities slightly worn). Provenance: From the distinguished library of George Washington Storer (1789-1864) with his manuscript ownership inscription to recto of first blank, ?his sale James D. Julia Auctioneers (2010). First published in 1852 with varying numbers of engraved plates. This copy a later edition bound without plates. "The object of this little volume is simply to supply Strangers, who may visit the National Metropolis on business or pleasure, with all the information of a local character, calculated to be of service to them" (p. 5). "Born in 1789 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, George Washington Storer was the son of Samuel and Mary Storer. Legend has it that George Washington visited when he was a baby and stated that he hoped that Storer would be a better man than his namesake. Storer began his naval career in 1809 as a midshipman, but rose in rank to lieutenant in 1813, master-commandant in 1828, captain in 1837, and commander-in-chief of the Brazil Squadron in 1847, serving in that capacity until 1850. Following his service in the Brazil Squadron, Storer was on leave of absence from 1851 to 1854, and then, from 1855 to 1857, served as governor of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum, the first government-funded hospital and home for elderly and destitute United States sailors. In 1857 he served as president of the Naval Court of Inquiry #3, which followed an 1855 act of Congress amending "An Act to Promote the Efficiency of the Navy," under which more than 200 naval officers were dismissed from duty. Storer retired from the Navy in 1862, and died two years later, in 1864. "Storer was appointed a captain in the Brazil Squadron in 1837 which tended to a variety of American interests in the South Pacific relating to diplomacy with Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, as well as playing an important role in enforcing the long-standing ban on American participation in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Because Brazil was the last nation which permitted the importation of slaves, Rio de Janeiro was a stop for ships transporting slaves from Africa. During Storer's tenure as commander of the Brazil Squadron, from 1847 to 1850, the fleet, frequently working with the British Navy, captured four slave ships. Storer, as Commander in Chief of the Brazil Squadron, served under three secretaries of the Navy: John Y. Mason, William B. Preston, and William A. Graham" (Princeton University Library Finding Aids online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS70. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Leaves of Grass - Second Edition

      Brooklyn: Fowler & Wells, 1856. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Brooklyn, NY [Fowler and Wells], 1856: Second Edition, one of only 1,000 copies rumored to have been printed. Published one year after the first edition, this edition contains 20 new poems and a new portable format. The publishers withheld their names due to the controversial reviews from the first edition. Recently rebound in half leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling, with the original cloth preserved over boards. New end papers and tissue guard. The text block shows foxing. Brackets in margins with a few underlines and a handful of small notations, most are in pencil (and likely erasable) but around 25 pages have them in faded black ink. Faint tide marks at top of prelims, and in margins of a few pages. Reading creases to a few page corners. An extremely scarce and very early edition of Walt Whitman&#39;s iconic collection.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Stephenson, Robert (1803-59). Civil engineer and founder of the first railway locomotive factory in the world; partner with his father, George Stephenson, on railway projects including the Stockton and Darlington Railway (the world&#146;s first publicly subscribed passenger railway); designer of the innovative &#147;Rocket&#148; and &#147;Planet&#148; locomotive engines. 1856. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm. Tiny crease in one corner of mount.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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      J. & A. Riis and P & G Beiger 1856 and 1883, Stockholm - Two oblong folio (11-1/4" x 9" and 12-1/2" x 10") volumes bound in contemporary leather-backed boards. The smaller volume contains the first volume of text in addition to the lithographed title page and the 84 hand-colored lithographed plates of birds, with several birds to a plate. The larger volume contains the remaining 3 volumes of text. ANKER 490; FINE BIRD BOOKS, page 110; WOOD, page 587: "An interesting and systematic account. The plates are well made and greatly assist the identification of varieties." Some foxing to the text, much less so to the plates. Very Good and uncommon to find complete [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Memoire sur le pancreas. Very rare separately published edition.

      Bailliere, Paris 1856 - Bernard, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . 190pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1856. 270 x 213 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth spine, somewhat foxed. Some light foxing but a fine copy. First Edition in Book Form. G-M 1000.1 (journal article). The final and most complete statement of Bernard's first major physiological discovery--the role of the pancreas in digestion, particularly its function in the breakdown and absorption of fats. Bernard was the first to demonstrate that pancreatic juice acted upon fats by a saponification process; i.e., the breakdown of fats into fatty acids and glycerine. Bernard's monograph was published the same year as a paper in the Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856), pp. 379-563. The book-form edition that we offer here was very small. Grmek 163. Norman 202. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 67b. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        THE TRAIN: a first-class magazine. Vol I. - from January to June, 1856. [- Vol.V. - from January to June, 1858. All published.]

      Grombridge. -58 1856 - full-page wood engraved illustrations, and vignette woodcuts, all on letterpress, 1 gathering in vol. i with a kink at the top, pp. iv, 384; iv, 384; iv, 384; iv, 380; iv, 384 (recte 380, pp. 61-64 omitted from the pagination), 8vo, original blue embossed cloth, minor wear to extremities, good A monthly magazine started by Edmund Yates and friends, with contributions from Frank Smedley, William Hale, G.A.Sala, Frederick Arnold, et al. The magazine is noteworthy for containing eight contributions by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The first of these, a poem entitled &#145;Solitude&#146;, is the first published work to bear Dodgson&#146;s famous pseudonym, &#145;Lewis Carroll&#146;. He made three contributions to volume one, three to volume two, and one each to volumes three and four. Very scarce in the publisher&#146;s cloth. Loosely inserted is an invoice from Pickering & Chatto made out to D.N. Crutch, that is, Denis Crutch, reviser of The Lewis Caroll Handbook. (Willams [Crutch] 14)

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        Map of Saratoga Co. New York from Actual Surveys.

      E. A. Balch, Philadelphia 1856 - A lovely wall map of Saratoga County, the most famous spa in mid-nineteenth century America. Each township is separately coloured, and individual property owners are located and named throughout the county. There are inset maps of several county towns and villages, including a large detailed street plan of Saratoga Springs, plus Glenn Falls, Ballston Spa, Jessup's Landing, Waterford, and Schuylerville. The map is surrounded by fine engravings of illustrious local buildings. Geil, a noted upstate surveyor, published maps of several New York counties between 1852 and 1856. This was a particularly rare and important example; the only map of Saratoga County listed in Phillips' America . Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only one copy. Phillips, America , p.785. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , pp. 388-92. OCLC 41152794. Wall map, 37½ x 56½ inches, with extensive contemporary colour. Six engraved pictorial inserts plus sixteen map inserts. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. colour bright and clean. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside] William Penn's Treaty with the Indians. This justly celebrated treaty, was formed in the year 1682; under the large elm at Shackamaxon, now Kensington, Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: Engraved & printed by Illman & Sons, 211 Arch St., [1856-7]. First edition. A very good copy, some light foxing, a few tiny spots on the text. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 13 inches. Image area approx. 13 1/4 x 10 inches. Illus. with hand-colored engraving. Most likely published late 1856 by the publisher of the Public Leger, Philadelphia, Swain & Abell, as a New Year's Day annual greeting to the subscribers of The Ledger Carrier in 1857. A classic and sentimental view of the founding of America and its relations with the country's original inhabitants, the print depicts the seaside encounter between American colonists and Native Americans. "A group of natives crowds around two young colonists, who kneel at the center of the image with a roll of cloth. Behind them, William Penn stands with a large sheet of paper in his left hand. In the right foreground is a large wooden chest; in the left, a bow and quiver of arrows. Sailors unload cargo from ships on the sea in the right background. Behind the central figures, the main street of a colonial town rise up beside Indian tents," (AAS). A variation after a painting by Benjamin West. William Penn's facsimile signature is under the image along with eight lines of poetry: "How beautiful the scene portrayed above, A treaty, framed in Justice, Truth, and Love! Our City's Founder and the peaceful 'Friends'. Stoop to no subterfuge, to gain their ends; While with unswerving confidence, around Their Indian brethren occupy the ground. This incident, a maxim may afford, And prove our PENN was 'mightier than the sword'." Scarce, even more so hand-colored. OCLC locates only two libraries with this broadside, neither colored: American Antiquarian Society and Univ. Mich. Clements Lib. (its copy imperfect: foxing and discoloration, affecting image). Seven other locations but with a digital image only.

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        The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The Priority of Encumbrancers

      Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London 1856 - Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean copy First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae . Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie

      Batavia: Typis Lange and Co., 1856-, 1859. Six volumes, illustrated with 26 lithographs, mostly depicting spiders and fishes, (including seven ichthyological plates), one fine coloured lithograph of a Hornbill, large folding map of the central Javanese provinces of Kadoe and Bagelen, some water marking affects the rear of volume one, and the pages showing some browning and spotting; but overall a very good set in a recent library binding of dark blue cloth, neat library stamps to front paste-down and title-pages, some with release stamps, sectional title pages bound to rear of last volume. An exceptional collection of Dutch natural history journals printed in Batavia, all published. The series of six volumes is particularly noteworthy for the many species noted here for the first time, many of which are endemic to Indonesia and Australia. The journal is exceptionally important with regards to the scientific description of spiders, crustaceans, and fish of these regions. Although there are countless interesting papers, perhaps the most important contributor is the icthyologist Pieter Bleeker, whose 21 articles on fishes includes dozens of new discoveries, including no fewer than 42 fishes and 7 crustacea from Australian waters. Bleeker (1819-1878) was a Dutch medical doctor stationed in Indonesia from 1842 to 1860, who established a network of contacts among fellow scientists and local fishers, all of whom sent specimens from throughout the region. He is estimated to have collected around 12,000 specimens, many of which are now in the Natural History Museum in Leiden. Bleeker began publishing his Atlas Ichthyologique in 1860, a comprehensive work of 36 volumes, since republished by the Smithsonian. The Acta also include a pioneering paper by the entomologist C.L. Doleschall on Spider Species, which lists and figures many smaller spiders from the region for the first time, including 11 species now recorded in the Australian Faunal Directory. Quite apart from these specifically Australian papers, there are also several important articles on the natural history of Asia, with a natural focus on Indonesia, but also including important contributions on Borneo, New Guinea, and Japan, again with a particular interest in fish species. There is also a small but important paper on a Hornbill from Sumatra by Roosenberg, illustrated with a fine coloured lithograph. An uncommon work, especially complete as here.

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

      Auckland: 2 April, 1856. Original parchment document measuring 337x372mm., with a plan of the property in coloured ink, blind stamp paper seal, etcetera; fine and folded to docket size. Original parchment land grant to John College, Auckland. The grant specifies that the college is entitled to &#39;the No. 2 Division of New Zealand Fencibles&hellip;to a cottage and an allotment of land.&#39; The grant is sealed, and specifies the entire terms of the grant with printed letterpress and manuscript additions by a scribe. The document includes a small surveyor&#39;s plan of the allotment.

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        Biblia anglica 1856 - The Holy Gospels. Illustrated in forty original designs

      New York, Appleton 1856. 36 cm. 16 S., S. 13-164 mit 40 Stahlstichtafeln von Ludy, Bartoccini und a. nach Zeichnungen von Friedrich Overbeck. Geprägter Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Titel auf Rücken und beiden Deckeln und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Rümann, 19. Jh. 1529 (vgl.) - Amerikanische Ausgabe des Werkes: Darstellungen aus den Evangelien nach vierzig Originalzeichnungen von Friedrich Overbeck. Im Besitze des Freiherrn Alfred von Lotzbeck auf Weihern. Düsseldorf Schulgen 1850 - 1852. Der dekorative Einband stellenweise mit Schabspuren, innen nur wenig störend fleckig - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        LITTLE BO PEEP. Price 6d Coloured. Dean's New Musical Series.

      8 leaves printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers as issued. With 7 hand-coloured engravings illustrating both text and music. Original pictorial wrappers. 23.5 x 16.7 cm. Spine expertly repaired; else an excellent copy.

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        The Popular History of England:

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1856-62.. an Illustrated History of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to Our Own Times. 8 volumes, octavo (217 x 143 mm). Bound by A. Tarrant in black half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, red morocco label, titles to spines gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. With frontispieces, engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in text. Bookbinder&#39;s ticket to front pastedowns. Extremities gently rubbed and occasionally bumped, slight offsetting from plates, light foxing to prelims, endmatters, plates and plate-adjacent leaves. Inner hinges of Volumes VII and VIII cracked, but bindings still firm. An excellent set. A handsomely bound complete set of Knight&#39;s more serious attempt as an historian, this is essentially a "constitutional history, a whiggish narrative of national progress, based on protestantism, economic prosperity, and harmonious co-operation between different social classes" (ODNB).

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        Genealogia Cavriani. Illustrata da Giovanni Zucchetti in Occasione delle Auspicatissime Nozze del Nob. Massimiliano de' Marchesi Cavriani colla Nob. Contessa Isabella Lucchesi-Palli.

      P. Ripamonti Carpano,, Milano, 1856 - Milano, P. Ripamonti Carpano, 1856. 4°. XIV + 51 + 2 S. Illustr. OPp. In ital. Sprache. Mit zwei Tafeln und einer gefalteten Stammbaumtafel, alles altkoloriert. Deckel mit eingesetzter Lithographie. - Tlw. stockfleckig, Stammbaum wasserrandig u. Rückseite fleckig (Vorderseite etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig), angestaubt, Gbrsp. Im ganzen gutes Exemplar. - 'Sehr selten! Italienisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Little Children.

      Leipsig, Friedrich Volckmar, and London at the Agency of the German Literary Society, circa 1856.NINTH ENGLISH EDITION circa 1856 after the 19th German edition, 245 x 200 mm, 9¾ x 7¾ inches, original buff (or cream?) card covers, wide decorative border on both covers, vignette on lower cover of 2 old people and 3 children, lettered on upper cover only. 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations in the design of the original edition: Peter's hair hangs down over his face (but no chamber pot). Recased long ago with 19th century dark roan reback, first 4 pages mounted on thin linen. Corners worn with 20 mm (¾ ") chips to surface paper, boards grubby along edges, few small water marks to boards, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers spotted, large closed tear to front endpaper repaired with archival tape. Small piece cut from top margin of first page, inscription below it dated April 1856, minute wormhole to top corner of first 2 pages, margins slightly fingermarked throughout, occasional light margin soiling. A previous owner or his / her parent has tried to wash the blood which drips from Conrad's mutilated hand, resulting in a bit of a smear across the top of the page, smudging the tailor's trousers also. Still a decent bright copy of a very scarce early English edition. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, as found in the reprints of today, none of it over his face. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856 - Grant, Robert Edmond (1793-1874). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 254 mm. Faint stain in left margin, but very good.Portrait of Scottish comparative anatomist Robert E. Grant, a student of Cuvier, Geoffroy St. Hilaire and Lamarck, and an early supporter of the concept of the transmutation of species as set forth in the writings of Lamarck and Erasmus Darwin. In the 1820s Grant began a study of sea sponges, and published several papers demonstrating that these organisms were animal rather than vegetable in nature. In these studies Grant was assisted by the young Charles Darwin, who was then living in Edinburgh.[Grant and Darwin] would often go out on long walks together at the Firth of Forth, discussing marine biology and collecting marine animals. Darwin started dissecting some of the specimens they collected, although rather poorly. Grant taught him how to make observations in nature and how to spot important specimens. During these walks Grant filled Darwin's head with evolutionary ideas, especially those of the French naturalist, Lamarck, whom Grant admired a great deal ("About Charles Darwin," AboutDarwin[dot]com).In 1827 Grant was named professor of comparative anatomy and zoology at London University (later University College, London), a post he held for 46 years.

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        Aus- und Zuschneide-Schule. Als Arbeitsübung für die Jugend in Schule und Haus. Erstes Heft (mehr nicht Erschienen!!)

      Glogau, Flemming 1856.. Mit lithograph. Titel, lithograph. Widmungsblatt, 17 tls. farb. lithograph. Tafeln und einige Textabb. 24 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag. 37 x 26 cm. Georgens, ein Schüler Friedrich Fröbels, will mit den Ausschneideübungen für kleine Kinder die pädadgoischen Ideen Fröbels und Pestalozzis umsetzen. Die Tafeln mit teils recht komplizierten geometrischen Figuren, eine Tafel zeigt Mobiliar einer Puppenstube, eine mit Abbildungen verschiedener Tiere, die beiden letzten mit 4 Illustrationen in Silhouetten zu der Geschichte "Die verhängnisvolle Pelzmütze". - Der hübsche lithograph. Titel zeigt einen lockigen Knaben mit überdimensionierter Schneiderschere im Gürtel einen Theatervorhang aufreißen und damit den Blick auf fleißig ausschneidende Kinder freigebend. - Berieben. Tls. etwas fleckig, wenig Bll. mit kleineren Einrissen am Rand. Mehrere Tafeln wurmspurig und so mit wenig Papierverlust. Insgesamt etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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        4 autograph letters to Dr. Harley on scientific subjects

      Brighton & London, 1856. <p>Hall, Marshall (1790-1857). Four A.L.s. to George Harley (1829-96). The first letter dated March 13, 1856, from 11 Princes Street, Hanover Square, London; the remaining letters dated December 24, 26 and 27 from 37 King&#39;s Road, Brighton. 8vo. 12pp. total. 191 x 117 mm. Creased where previously folded, light soiling along folds, otherwise very good. </p><p>A series of letters on medical and scientific subjects from the British neurologist Marshall Hall, author of seminal works on reflex action and epilepsy (Garrison-Morton 1359 & 4812), to Dr. George Harley, who published the classic description of paroxysmal hemoglobinuria ("Harley&#39;s disease"; G-M 4171) in 1865. The letters refer to Harley&#39;s physiological experiment on a cat and what appears to be a course of investigations on the nerves using the poison woorali (a source of one of the constituents of curare); Hall agreed to supply Harley with woorali, and posed many questions and suggestions as to how Harley might proceed. Also mentioned are Claude Bernard&#39;s investigations of the pneumogastric [i.e., vagus] nerve, the work of the French physiologist Charles Brown-Sequard, and the investigations of Regnault and Reiset on respiration (G-M 932). The letters read as follows: </p><p>(March 13, 1856): I have long looked for you, hoping you would one day call on me. I was much pleased with your experiment. It was doubtless an Epileptoid affection induced by a morbid condition of incident nerves. Many such cases in the human subject are on record. Have you seen the (English) work of M. Brown-Sequard published in the United States? [possibly a reference to G-M 1322, Brown-Sequard&#39;s paper, "Experimental researches applied to physiology and pathology," Med. Exam. 8 (1852): 481-504] May I publish your experiment omitting the part respecting the cat&#39;s death by worrying-with?-or without?-your name? When did you last see Dr. Marcot? Pray make my kind remembrances to Prof. Sharpey. I trust his health is improved. _____________</p><p> (December 24, 1856): You are quite welcome to the Woorali; but how to get it [to] you I know not, until I return to London, which is uncertain as to date. All my goods & chattels are in a hired room in Wandsworth. I wrote you a third note. Did you receive it? I have procured Reid. Has [Claude] Bernard changed his opinion since 1855? I fancy not. I mean the opinion that the pneumogastric ends [illeg.] in the lungs, [illeg.] thro&#39; the medulla [illeg.] in a reflex route. _____________ </p><p>(December 26, 1856): I heard of your kind inquiries after me the other day at Mr. Bullock&#39;s. For an idea of my malady I may refer you to the Lancet for Nov. 22, p. 560 where you will find a series of [illeg.] which confirm my symptoms. I am certainly not worse since I came to Brighton seven weeks ago. But the cold, fog and north wind are very trying to me. How does your [illeg.] proceed? Pray write fully and tell me all about it. I have been reading your paper sur le Diabete. One idea has occurred to me: Could the Ether act in the lung, carried thither by the vena cava, right side of the heart and [3 words, illeg.]? What would be the corresponding effect of injecting it into the jugular vein? What are the precise effects of dividing 1. [illeg.] pneumogastris; 2. both; 3. the right; 4. the left? But you will say-Ohe, jam satis! Let me hear from you at great length and be informed that I shall always take great interest in your proceedings. _____________ </p><p>(December 27, 1856): It has occurred to me that on leaving London, I gave the vial containing the Woorali poison to Mr. Lloyd Bullock (15 Hanover Street) for safe keeping. Pray call on him and ask if this be so and then it is very much at your service. Mr. Bullock will give it to you on showing him this poisons document! When you see Mr. Bullock pray kindly ask him about the degree of trouble to him of once more repeating my last four experiments, and then ask yourself whether you would kindly join him in making them less [illeg.] as to their results. A young friend of mine recently from Paris would be present. What I was to know is whether Bernard has changed his opinion as expressed in his 8vo volume p. that the excitation of the pneumogastric by [illeg.] air in the lung is a cause of the formation of sugar in the liver. Where is Regnault and Reiset&#39;s paper on respiration? What was the [illeg.] in your investigation? I am much obliged to Dr. Marcot. Why did I never see him recently when in London? Pray give him one of the inclosed, accept one yourself, and place the third on the Library Table at University College. DSB (Hall). </p>

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        Where There's a Will There's a Way: An Ascent of Mont Blanc by a New Route and without Guides

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London - 1856, 1st Edtion. () Very good. xvi,95, 24 ads. Octavo. Original blue blind decorated cloth. Gilt title on spine. Original salmon coloured coated endpapers. Litho frontis piece. Folding map. Text has a bit of spotting and foxing. Map has had a few fold's professionally repaired. Inner joints have also been professionally repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown. Overall quite a presentable copy. Neate H 126. "Hudson was the leading amateur mountaineer of his day. He made the first ascent of the highest point of Monte Rosa and the first guideless ascent of Mont Blanc. An uncommon title especially in nice condition. Bookplate of Phoebe Brown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Récits historiques, exacts et sincères, des sept voyages par mer et par terre, faits au Brésil, au cap-Horn, au Chili, aux Cordillères des Andes, à Mendoza, dans le Désert, et à Buénos-Ayres.Versailles, Gendrin, 1860. 8vo. With lithographed portrait, 39 pages with lithographed letters, 9 lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 348. Rare extract from the travel account titled Récit historique, exact et sincère, de quatre voyages par mer et par terre, faits au Brésil, au Cap-Horn, au Chili, aux Cordillères des Andes, à Mendoza, dans le Désert, et à Buénos-Ayres which was published in Versailles 1856. It is a report on seven voyages made in South-America by the French merchant and shopkeeper Victor-Athanase Gendrin (b. 1793). '....the only book in existence about the lives in Brazil of the small French traders, the pacotilleurs''' (Borba de Moraes). With gilt dedication to M. Rouyrre 1861 on front cover and manuscript note on first endpaper: 'Hommage par l'auteur V.A. Gendrin à Monsieur Rouyrre. Versailles. 1881'; spine loosening. Good copy of a rare extract of a work on Brazilian daily life and trade in the beginning of the 19th century.

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        Der Bau des vereinigten Slip- und Trocken-Dock's im neuen Arsenale des österreichischen Lloyd in Triest. Ein Beitrag über die Verwendung der Santorin-Erde zu Wasserbauten.

      Triest, Selbstverlag, 1856.. (36 x 25 cm). VIII, 68 S. Mit getöntem lithographiertem Frontispiz und 6 (3 gefalteten) lithographierten Tafeln. Dekorativer geprägter Leinwandband der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der 1833 gegründete Österreichische Lloyd war die größte Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Österreich-Ungarns mit Sitz in Triest, dem wichtigsten Hafen der Doppelmonarchie. Das rasche Wachstum führte dazu, dass ab 1853 eine Lloyd-eigene Reederei mit Trockendock gebaut wurde. Der vorliegende Band beschreibt die Geschichte des Projektes und die verschiedenen Perioden des Baues ebenso wie die Santorinerde und ihre Anwendungsmöglichkeiten. Santorinerde ist der Trivialbegriff für eine auf der griechischen Insel Santorin vorkommende Ablagerung, die überwiegend bei Wasserbauten im Adriagebiet Verwendung findet, da sie einen hervorragenden natürlichen Zement darstellt, der einfach ins Wasser geschüttet wird und sogleich aushärtet, ohne jegliche Zusätze. Das Frontispiz zeigt eine hübsche Ansicht der Baustelle. Die Tafeln mit Plänen, Längs- und Querschnitten des Docks und seiner Details. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Einband gering berieben, sonst wohlerhalten

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        "Poems, religious, historical, and political."

      Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London: Latter-Day Saints' Book Depot, 1856. Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London: Latter-Day Saints&#39; Book Depot. 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)."

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        Ferns British and Exotic ( 8 Volume set )

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1856 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good/Near Fine 8 Volume First Edition Set each volume bound in half green calf with 5 raised bands to the spine, red leather labels with gilt lettering to the spine, boards very gently rubbed in parts, very small bookseller stamp on end paper, previous owners name on title page, some very gentle toning to the prelims otherwise internally very clean and bright with tight bindings.Overall a Very Good/Near Fine 8 Volume First edition set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kate Coventry

      London - John W. Parker and Son, 1856. London - John W. Parker and Son, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition of this novel from G. J. Whyte Melville. Originally serialised in Fraser&#39;s Magazine and issued in one volume as &#39;edited by G. J. Whyte Melville&#39;. One of the least common of Whyte Melville&#39;s novels. Armorial bookplate of William Wickham to front pastedown. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, with some marks to the boards. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl [...] herausgegeben vom Oesterreichischen Lloyd in Triest.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd, 1856.. 4°. Mit 29 (statt 31) Stahlstichtafeln von N.-M.-J. Chapuy u. einer mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte. 264 S., Blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Erstausgabe. - Mit Ansichten von Mödling, Baden, Kapfenberg, Bruck an der Mur, Graz, Marburg, Cilli, Markt Tüffer, Laibach u.a.; es fehlen die beiden letzten Tafeln "Nabresina" u. "Barcola", die hier nie beigebunden waren. Die mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte zeigt die "Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen". - Einband gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 388.

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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856.. London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1856. First edition. One of the "Miscellanies" issued in yellow wrappers from 1853 to 1957. "A Little Dinner At Timmins&#39;s" first appeared in Punch Magazine and "The Bedford-Row Conspiracy" first appeared in COMIC TALES AND SKETCHES [Van Duzer, pp. 67 & 88]. In a lovely, full red leather, gilt-stamped binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Brentano&#39;s with ORIGINAL YELLOW WRAPPERS BOUND IN, including a large portion of the spine. Edges of free endpapers darkened where there is offset from inner dentelles, evidence of small label removed from front pastedown, outer hinges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine.

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      , 1856. 1856. Very Good. VERY, Lydia L. A. POEMS. Andover [MA]: W. F. Draper, 1856. Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf, dated 1882; carte de visite portrait of author, (signed by Very on the verso), mounted to same page at bottom right corner. (there is a small tear to flyleaf, obscured by the photo where it is pulling away); 222 pp. 12mo., brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and cover decorated in gilt and blind. Library bookplate on pastedown, no other markings. Crown has closed tear, small chips (not affecting text). Interior very good, tight, clean except for a few faint thumbing marks. Unique with photograph and a scarce book in any case.

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      NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1856, 1st. edition, vii, 624 pp. . Francis Hawks.  NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1852, 1853, AND 1854.  NY:  D. Appleton and Company, 1856, 1st. edition, vii, 624 pp. ***  This book was the first commercially published account of the famous Perry Naval Expedition to Japan, printed the same year as the first official account by the U.S.  With eleven (11) folding maps and over seventy (70) full-page plate illustrations. ***  This book comes with a clear mylar protective cover. ***  Bound in brown cloth boards and spine with blind stamped borders on both covers.  Front cover has stamped pictorial gilt with matching pictorial blind stamping on back cover.  The spine has stamped pictorial gilt and gilt lettering.  The covers have light soil and wear, some rubbing at corners, a little chipping at the top of the spine, which is slightly sunned.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding.  An exceptionally nice copy. ***  10.25 " tall 7.25 "

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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856.. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856.. Two volumes. x,[2],296;vi,[2],286,[2]pp. Publisher&#39;s plum cloth, blocked in blind, with gilt urn device within scroll-like blindstamped border, a.e.g. Spines a bit sunned, with a bit of rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very good, tight set. A later printing of the collective edition of 1855 (BAL 1656) in what would appear to be a gift or presentation binding, with honest extra blank endsheets of a higher quality paper, front (preceding the title leaves) and rear, with edges gilt uniform with the rest of the textblock. In the case of this set, Bryant has inscribed that front blank in both volumes: "Mrs. L. Field with the kind regards of the Author." A pencil date appears below each inscription (in another hand) "24 July 1858." The Wakeman collection also included a presentation set, a.e.g., of this 1856 printing (lot #50).

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        The Landscape Album

      New York: Leavitt and Allen, (1856-1861) New York: Leavitt and Allen. (1856-1861). Friendship book. Octavo. Illustrated with black and white prints of landscapes, full red decorated morocco, all edges gilt. Some foxing, one page loose, covers worn with part of spine missing. Owned by Mary Low, this friendship book (sort of like a school yearbook) is inscribed by over forty people, with poems, brief messages of friendship, or religious verse. Some of the people who wrote in the book were Low's family and friends. A majority were her fellow students at the Ladies Collegiate Institute, a short-lived, all-female college in Worcester, Massachusetts. The president of the institute, Werden Reynolds (elected in 1859) also signed the book. The Ladies Collegiate Institute was incorporated in 1854 and opened in 1856. It was located in Davis Hall, which was built in 1852 by the architect Elbridge Boyden, who would later design Worcester's St. Paul's Cathedral. From 1852 to 1854, the building housed the Worcester Medical College. In 1855, the Ladies Collegiate Institute took over the property, only to close in 1860-1861. A nice souvenir of a short-lived enterprise, one of the early educational institutions dedicated to women's higher learning. .

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

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1856 - This copy lacking most of spine facade & with a little scattered foxing along fore edge of first & last text gatherings (not affecting plate stock); otherwise a nice first edition with fifty bright clean hand-colored lithographic plates. This copy that of the famous Philadelphia Quaker philanthropist Anna T. Jeanes with her signature to title. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; viii, 288 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nach dem Sacramento. Reisebilder eines Heimgekehrten.

      Aarau, Druck u. Verlag von H. R. Sauerländer 1856;. EA; ca 20x13 cm; (4) 364 (2) Seiten; Originalbroschureinband mit Vorderdeckel und Hinterdeckelillustrationen (Umschlag etwas randrissig, oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle des Bezugspapier und leichtem Einriß im oberen Vordergelenk; Exlibris auf Innendeckel, unbeschnitten [kann aber auf Wunsch beschnitten werden - dann verschwinden auch die Randeinrisse], Seiten vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar in der Originalbroschur); EA;.

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        Nach dem Sacramento. Reisebilder eines Heimgekehrten von Carl Meyer.

      Aarau [Switzerland]: Druck u Verlag von U. R. Sauerlander, 1855 [but date on front wrapper is 1856]. - 8vo., (7 ¾ x 5 inches). Unopened (a bit of faint spotting). Original pictorial gray paper wrappers lithographed by G. Wolf (fragile, a little frayed at the edges). First edition. An account of a visit to the Californian goldfields. Meyer tells, among other tales, how in 1853 there was an inn at San Francisco which had the notice "Here you may get drunk for a dollar, dead drunk for two dollars, and get straw for nothing." "Born in Germany, Meyer left for New Orleans in February 1849 bound for the Isthmus of Panama. On the Pacific side, he boarded the three-masted ship, 'Sarah Elisha,' and after a difficult voyage, arrived in Monterey in the spring. Henry Wagner speculates that some inconsistencies and errors indicate that Meyer wrote this book based on his memory rather than a journal. Nonetheless, Meyer must be credited with providing some of the strongest word pictures of the Gold Rush. His summaries of the last vestiges of Mexican California are all choice. His descriptions encompass a Mexican caravan on its way to the Mariposa diggings, geology of the region, gold mining camps, San Francisco, Indians (the Allequas tribe in particular), river steamers, and bull and bear fights in Sacramento. Having witnessed the birth and social forming of the gold country, Meyer left for home via Nicaragua in 1852" (Kurutz, "The California Gold Rush" 439a. Cowan I, p. 154; Cowan II, p. 428; Howes M572; Wheat, "Books of the California Gold Rush" 140). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd, 1856. - Erstausgabe. - Mit Ansichten von Mödling, Baden, Kapfenberg, Bruck an der Mur, Graz, Marburg, Cilli, Markt Tüffer, Laibach u.a.; es fehlen die beiden letzten Tafeln &#132;Nabresina" u. &#132;Barcola", die hier nie beigebunden waren. Die mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte zeigt die &#132;Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen". - Einband gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 388. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit 29 (statt 31) Stahlstichtafeln von N.-M.-J. Chapuy u. einer mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte. 264 S., Blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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