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        A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS'S and THE BEDFORD-ROW CONSPIRACY

      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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        POEMS

      , 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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        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. . 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 "

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
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        POEMS ... COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY THE AUTHOR

      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'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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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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;.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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 „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. 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of commodore Perry and his officers .. by Francis L. Hawks.

      New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1856.8vo. Contemporary half calf, with red morocco title labels on spine. With frontispiece, 11 folding maps, 75 plates and numerous wood-engravings. VII,624 pp.* First edition. - The work was preceded by a three-volume report to the House of Representatives. - Commodore Perry was appointed commander of a naval expedition to be sent to Japan to induce their government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States; only the Dutch and the Chinese had the exclusive rights until then. The Japanese were eventualy forced to accept a treaty. The most important result was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan. Most of the fine plates and illustrations are made by the artist Wilhelm Heine. They depict the country, Japanese and Chinese natives and their customs. - A fine copy of a richly illustrated and highly important expedition.Cordier, B.J., col.514-15; Cordier, BS, 4, col. 2511; Löwendahl 1185; Sabin 30958; Hill 1332.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Des Crises commerciales. Considérées dans leurs rapports avec le mouvement des escomptes de la Banque, le développement de la population, des importations et des exportations, et le prix moyen des céréales. [in:] Annuaire de l'economie politique et de la statistique pour 1856

      Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, , 1856. Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, , 1856. Par MM. Mce Block et Guillaumin. Treizième année. Duodecimo (145 ×86mm). Contemporary pebble-grained cloth, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Shelf label of Alphonse Allard to front pastedown, with his name blocked in gilt at foot of spine. Short split at head of spine, extremities a little rubbed. Three leaves a little creased but fine. A very good copy. First edition of Juglar's first article on commercial crises, printed on pages 555-581 of the Annuaire de l'économie politique et de la statistique. "If anyone can be singled out as first establishing the phenomenon of periodic business cycles as an indisputable fact of economic life, it is Clément Juglar" (Blaug.) After publishing this work in 1856, Juglar entered an essay contest on the subject of commercial crises, which he won with his 1862 work Des crises commerciales et de leur retour périodique en France, en Angleterre et aux États-Unis.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Breviarium Romanum - Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini - Restitutum: S. PII V, Poncticis Maximi - Jussu Editum: Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII - Novissime Per Summos Pontifices Usoue Ad Hanc Diem Concessis: Pars Verna

      Sumptibus Societis Bibliopolarum Catholicorum - Liturgiae Romanae Editorum 1856 - EDITION:Sumptibus Societis Bibliopolarum Catholicorum - Liturgiae Romanae Editorum, dépot légal: Paris 1856, print: Ex Typis Adriani Le Clere et soc. Paris. RELIURE:in-12° 183x120x53mm, rigide percaline 4 nerfs, filets et titres en dorure, tranches en dorure, imprimerie deux colonnes en noir et rouge, tableaux hors texte. AUTEUR:Collectif. TITRE:Breviarium Romanum - Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini - Restitutum: S. PII V, Poncticis Maximi - Jussu Editum: Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII - Auctoritate Recognitum: Cum Officiis Sanctorum - Novissime Per Summos Pontifices Usoue Ad Hanc Diem Concessis: Pars Verna. LANGUE:latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harbours of England. Engraved From Original Drawings Made Expressly for the Work, With Illustrative Text. [FIRST EDITION. WITH 12 ORIGINAL MEZZOTINT PLATES].

      London, E. Gambart, 1856.. Folio (385x290 mm). Pp. vii, 53. Plus 12 plates printed in fine mezzotint, each with facing tissue guard. Plate mark 270x205 mm, image size 240x160 mm, printed on thick paper. With engraved figures to text. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering within large ornate centerpiece heavily embossed in gilt on upper cover, sides blind ruled, bit worn in places, inner hinges cracked. Foxed, else in good condition, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition with all the fine mezzotint plates published May 7th, 1856. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), a Romantic landscape painter and printmaker; Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), a mezzotint engraver who engraved many works by Turner; John Ruskin (1819-1900), an art critic and patron..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Popular Tales and Sketches

      London - Lambert and Co, 1856. London - Lambert and Co, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of stories by S. C. Hall. First edition thus. With a frontispiece and illustrated title page. Previous owners' ink inscriptions to publisher's catalogue to front. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and bumping. Internally, binding loosening very slightly in places. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Mozart-Album. Festgabe zu Mozart's hundertjährigem Geburts-Tage, am 27. Januar 1856. Allen Verehrern des großen Meisters gewidmet. Hamburg, F. Trupp 1856. 4°. 3 Bll., 136 S., mit lith. Porträt als Frontispiz u. 5 Lithographien von J. P. Lyser auf 3 Tafeln sowie 52 S. mit Noten, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit aufgez. vord. OUmschl.

      . . Rümann, 19. Jh. 1297.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Im wesentlichen von Johann Peter Lyser gestaltetes Werk mit biographischen Aufsätzen und Illustrationen, ferner von Zeitgenossen überlieferte und von Kayser gesammelte Mozartiana.- Mit Kapitel über: Mozart's Leben; Charakterzüge aus Mozart's Leben; Lobgedichte; Blüthenkranz aus W. A. Mozart's Compositionen; sowie im Anhang: "Winzer und Sänger". Operette in 1 Akt. Mit Musik v. Mozart. Text v. Lyser.- Die Tafel mit Szenen zu Don Ranunzio Biscroma; Haydn's Besuch bei Mozart; Don Giovanni.- Leicht gebräunt, Tafeln im Rand etwas stockfleckig, Einbandkanten gering berieben.# Rare "Mozart Album", to Mozart's centennial birthday, designed by Johann Peter Lyser, with biographical essays and illustrations (large lithographed portrait and scenes from Mozart's life and operas).- Binding somewhat rubbed.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Cruxbay. St. Jan.

      Litografi af A. Nay efter maleri af F.G. Melby. Kbhvn. 1856. 19,5 x 27,5 cm. Lithograph by A. Nay after painting by F.G. Melby.. Smukt prospekt set fra højderne ned mod en plantage, der ligger ved det smalle sund med udsigt til St. Thomas. I forgrunden en neger, der driver et æsel

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Etudes d'Histoire Moderne

      Paris - Didier, 1856. Paris - Didier, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Villemain's work on modern history, in a fine binding. New Edition. 'Discours sur l'tat de l'Europe au XVe sicle; Lascaris, nouvelle historique; Essai historique sur les Grecs depuis la conqute musulmane; Vie du chancelier de L'Hpital'. With the bookplate of J. B. Bruyere to the front pastedown. Abel-Franois Villemain (9 June 1790 - 8 May 1870) was a French politician and writer. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Geographie Universelle: Ou Description de Toutes les Parties du Monde

      Paris - Dion Lambert, 1856. Paris - Dion Lambert, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A mid nineteenth century French work on world geography, in uniform fine bindings. Featuring numerous tissue-guarded engraved plates, including frontispieces to each volume. Volumes II, III, IV, V and VIII of eight volumes. In French. Condition: In half leather bindings with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed. Internally, firmly bound and remarkably bright, withoccasional foxing to pages and plates. There are significant tidemarks throughout Volume IV. Volume V has occasional coloured pencil line annotation to the margins. Loss to upper corner of Volume II, not affecting text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        La cuisine classique, études pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'école française appliquée au service à la russe

      Chez les Auteurs, Paris 1856 - xi, 694, xviii, [1] pp. + 37 ill. pl. (should be 38). Plate number 20 missing. Water stain in lower inner corner throughout the book (fading away after about page 100, but still visible). Tear in lower edge of half title page. Gutter slightly broken at page 1. Fairly large dent in outer edge of page 7 (see pic.). Some small dark brownish stain spots on page 30/31. Plate 2 with a light water stain. Some of the plates slightly dirty. tear in outer edge of page xi (last part). Half leather with 5 raised bands. Boards and spine fairly worn. Marbled endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thulin&Ohlson AntiqBookseller Since 1918]
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        Popular History of the Palms and their Allies

      London : Lovell Reeve, 1856. London : Lovell Reeve, 1856 A very good to near fine copy of the rarest title in Lovell Reeve's Popular History series. Seemann was a botanist who made his name when he was appointed naturalist (on the recommendation of W J Hooker) to HMS Herald for the Kellett voyage of exploration to the American West Coast and Pacific. The series, aimed primarily at younger readers as an informed introduction to natural history, varies greatly in the quality of its authors as the publishers set strict budget limits on publication costs. In recent quarter leather binding with raised bands, gilt compartments, and gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. New endpapers. With 20 high quality colour printed plates. 17 x 13.5 cms. There is browning to page edges and the odd light mark, but otherwise this is a very good internally. A lovely book.

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        A History of British Birds

      London - John van Voorst, 1856. London - John van Voorst, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive study of the indigenous birds of Britain. Third edition, with many additions. Yarrell is best known as the author of The History of British Fishes (2 vols, 1836) and The History of British Birds (2 vols, 1843). The latter went into several editions and was the standard reference work for a generation of British ornithologists. He was also the first person to describe the Bewick's Swan in 1830, distinguishing it from the larger Whooper Swan. He was also one of the original members of the Zoological Society of London. Illustrated with five hundred and fifty woodcuts in the text. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks and wear to the spines. Spine labels of volume II are missing, whilst the other spine labels have some loss. Five joints of six are starting. Backstrip of Volume I lifting slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional instance of spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The history and antiquities of Boston , the capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England...from the settlement 1630 - 1770

      Boston 1856. Buch mit 3 großen gefalteten Gesamtansichten von Boston,1 Plan der Stadt, 15 Portaits und original Stahlstich Scenen.Beschreibung der Stadt und wichtigsten Personen auf 784 Seiten,plus Appendix 18 Seiten und Index 11 Seiten, Lithografie, 26 x 17. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Meyer's Volksbibliothek für Länder-, Völker- und Naturkunde. 102 Bände in 86 Bänden, (komplett).

      . Mit vielen Kupfern und Karten, Erstausgabe, Hildburghausen, Druck des Bibliographischen Instituts, New York, Herrmann J. Meyer, 1856, zus. ca. 20000 Seiten, 14x9, Privat-Leinenbändchen mit Resten v. Rückenschild, durchgehend stockfleckig, unfrisch, einige wenige Bleistiftanstr., 1. Profilkarte in Band 1 ist eingerissen, es fehlen: in Band 33 das Titelblatt, in Band 57 die Abbildung: Jaguar, in Band 101 die Sternkarte, dafür zusätzlich in Band 59: Ansicht von San Francisco, 102 Bände in 86 Bänden, (komplett),.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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        Zermatt - C.tn Walles

      Cervino - Zermatt 1856 - Veduta panoramica della cittadina, con il Cervino sullo sfondo mm 153x215

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Bushman's Hut.

      Hamel & Ferguson,, Melbourne: 1856 - Chromolithograph with S.T.G. at the lower left corner, the initials of the famous illustrator S.T. Gill (1818-1880). Chromolithograph printed on thick wove paper and depicting a man in western attire leaning against the hut door frame, flanked by his dog and conversing with two seated Aborigines, as another approaches carrying firewood on his shoulder. From Gill's scarce work "The Australian Sketchbook", a series of 25 views of Australian life, with handsome color lithographs. Ferguson 9924f; Wantrup 251. Light fox spotting, mostly at margins. OCLC: 220667963 locates only one institution holding this print.

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        History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain

      Boston - Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. Boston - Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of the reign of Philip II of Spain. Also known as Philip the Prudent, he ruled one of the world's largest empires which included territories in every continent then known to Europeans. Including folding facsimile, frontispiece of Philip, and two more plates. Complete in two volumes (a supplementarythird volume was published later). Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Library labels to front pastedowns, and institutional ink stamps to front endpapers and title pages. Pages have some light foxing throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). Some offsetting from plates. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed by William Rufus Taylor to Lieutenant James Melville Gilliss (1811-1865) U.S. Navy Congratulating Gilliss' on his Successful Expedition i.e., the U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere 1849-52 and thanking him for the "beautiful and interesting books" which were most likely copies of the results of the expedition which were published 1855-6].

      Newport 1856 - Newport R.I., April 17th 1856. Small Quarto (ca. 20 x 16 cm). One page. Brown ink on wove paper, verso blank. Letter with a minor crease of upper left corner, otherwise in near fine condition. The letter reads: "My Dear Sir, Upon my return to this place, ten days ago, after an absence of several months, I found here the beautiful and interesting books that you did me the favour to send me. Permit me to offer you my best thanks for this mark of remembrance. I shall read them with much interest. Often during your absence I thought of your labouring in that distant field, & I sincerely congratulate you upon the successful results of your expedition. Will you be pleased to present my respectful compliments to Mrs. Gilliss. Believe me sincere esteem. Yours very truly, Wm. Rufus Taylor." Gilliss a naval astronomer and founder of the United States Naval Observatory, in August 1848 "succeeded in obtaining $5,000 from Congress for a naval astronomical expedition to Chile. The chief purpose was to determine the solar parallax - and thus the scale of the solar system - by observations of Mars and Venus. From August 1849 until its return in November 1852, Gilliss headed this expedition, again making observations far beyond the original purposes of the expedition and leaving behind the foundation for the Chilean National Observatory" (ANBO). The author of the letter is most likely William Taylor (1821-1902), evangelist and missionary bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church and author of "California Life Illustrated" (pub. 1858) amongst several other books. "Taylor was one of the most energetic and influential missionary leaders in nineteenth-century Methodism. He was especially responsible for the spread of Methodism in Australia, India, South America, and Africa. Among his most notable accomplishments was his commitment to the principle of indigenous leadership and self-supporting churches" (ANBO).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Cours Familier de Litt?ratureUn entretien par moisIn Two Volumes

      Paris - On S'abonne chez L'auteur, 1856. Paris - On S'abonne chez L'auteur, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete Cours familier de littrature for the year 1856. Written in French. ByFrench writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic, and who used these monthly instalments to support himself whilstliving poverty. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half calf bindingswith morocco boards, and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, rather rubbed with wear to the spines and extremities. Library labels to the base of the spines. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages, intermittently lean with the odd instances of foxing. Library plates to the front pastedown of both volumes, and ink stamp scattered throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Leipziger Bank AG 250 Thaler Leipzig, 01.03.1856, plus Talon

      Auflagenhöhe in Stück etwa 6000, 1856,. 1 S., Nummer 10790, leicht fleckig, kleiner Ausriss am Rand, 4 Stempel.

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

      Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Ernst & Sohn, 1856.. Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Ernst & Sohn, 1856.. Mit lithograph. Frontispiz. XV, 248 S., 2 Bll. (Anhang, zwischen SS. 246 und 247 gebunden). HLdr. d. Zt. mit eingeb. grünem Orig.-Umschlag. Vgl. Dean I, 360 (8. Auflage), Westwood/S. 242 (spätere Aufl.) u. Fearing 45 (Ausg. 1852). - Erstmals 1845 erschienen. Mit einem hübschen Frontispiz und zwei weiteren reizvollen Angelszenen auf dem Umschlag. - Leicht berieben. Durchgehend stark gebräunt und fleckig. Vorsätze mit zeitgen. Einträgen.

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        Les Grotesques

      Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1856. Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Les Grotesques' by Theophile Gautier. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (August 30, 1811 October 23, 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic. Nouvelle Edition. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some tidemarks to the margins of the preface and title page and light marks throughout. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        Het Nieuwe Testament, of alle Boeken de Nieuwen Verbonds onzes Heeren Jezus Christus; Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen; Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het boek der Psalmen; Catechismus, of onderwijzing in de Christelijke Leer. In four volumes bound as one

      58 - Amsterdam - J. Brandt and Son, 1856. 58 - Amsterdam - J. Brandt and Son, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommoncopy of this Dutchreligious book, comprising the New Testament, Psalms and Songs, Evangelical Hymns, and Catechism. Comprising: 'The New Testament, or all the books the New Covenant of our Lord Jesus Christ', translated from the Greek into Dutch (published 1856); 'The Book of Psalms, as well as the Songs' (published 1856), 'Evangelical Hymns' (published 1858), 'Catechism, or Instruction in Christian doctrine, taught in the Dutch Reformed Churches and Schools' (published 1858). In Dutch. Complete in four volumes bound as one. Condition: In a full diced leather binding, with gilt pages. Externally, worn, with front joint failed, and rear joint starting. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Light browning, with intermittent light spotting. Ink signature to verso of titlepage. Ink number to final page. Loss to lower corner of front blank. Overall: FAIRwith aVERY GOOD interior..

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        CREE HYMNAL. (Moose Cree Hymnbook; Indian Hymn Book)

      Moose (i.e. Moose, Factory, Ont.): (J. Horden, Church Missionary Society Press), 1856. Moose (i.e. Moose, Factory, Ont.): (J. Horden, Church Missionary Society Press), 1856. Two unbound, uncut, folded sheets, measuring approximately 16.5 cm x 13.5 cm when folded, [32 pages (31-32 blank)], containing 50 hymns in the Moose dialect of the Cree language in syllabic characters, translated by John Horden. Cream paper gently darkened with outer sheets lightly dust soiled, faint ghost of a paperclip outline to upper and lower sheets, very faint damp stain to lower gutter of second folded sheet, otherwise a fine unbound copy of a rare item. Horden sent the translation to England to be printed. On the next annual ship, instead of receiving printed books he received a printing press and types. This was printed on that press. See TPL 5710; Evans Cree 058.. First Edition. Fine.

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        The Poetical Works, Lyrical and Dramatic of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      London - Bickers and Bush, 1856. London - Bickers and Bush, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection ofThe Poetical Works, Lyrical and Dramatic of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with numerous original illustrations. Sixth edition. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807- March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include Paul Revere's Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets. With previous owner's ink inscription to title page. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and some wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Brightwith only the odd spot and slight marginal tidemarks to endpapers andblanks. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The

      d 1856 - London - John W. Parker, 1854. d 1856 - London - John W. Parker, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The firsttwo booksofThe Angel in the Housesequence with The Espousalsinscribed by the author Patmore. First editions, and in the original bindings. Bound in the original publisher's boards. The half-title of The Espousals is inscribed 'From the Author'. With a Stassin et Xavier bookseller's label to the front free-endpaper of The Betrothal. Coventry Kersey Deighton Patmore, 1823 - 1896, was an English poet and essayist. As Tennyson had recently made his mark by a connected series of poems on death and grief, Patmore determined to write the poetic series on that other Victorian obsession, married love -ODNB. Condition: The bindings aretight and firm. There isonly mild wear tothe extremities, with just mild bumping and marks. Internally the pages have slight browning and occasional spots. There is a small closed tearto the bottom of pages 13 and 29 of Espousals. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Buch der Welt 1856. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.

      Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1856.. 4°. Titelbl., lithograph. Vortitelbl., (2) S.Register, 380 S. Mit 48 (36 handkolor. meist lithogr.) Tafeln. Ln. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel und blindgepr. Deckelverzierung.. Zoologische kolor. Tafeln: Vögel, Raupen und Schmetterlinge, Muscheln, Erdschweine, Sariama, Stinktiere, Käfer, Krebgse, Affen, Schnecken, Schlange u.a. - Botanische kolor. Tafeln: Tigerblume, Malven, Äpfel u.a. - Stahlstich-Ansichten: Bantry-Bay und Glengariff, Fall des Montmoreney in Unter-Canada, Viamala Schlucht, Berlin, Himalaya, Hamburg. - Stahlstich-Porträts von Adam Oehlenschläger, Dante Alighieri, Händel, Tycho Brahe sowie Jagdszenen, Trachten etc. - (Widmung auf Vorsatz. Vortitelbl. fleckig, knittrig und sauber restauriert. Text und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig, kolor. Tafeln meist sauber).

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        The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      London - George Routledge and Co, 1856. London - George Routledge and Co, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of thisAmerican Firesidepoet, in a decorative fine binding. 'Illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs, drawn by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel'. With a guarded portrait frontispiece of Longfellow. There is a bookseller's label for Paton and Ritchie, Princes Street, Edinburgh, to the rear pastedown. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding, with lustrous gilt and gauffered edges. Externally, rubbed to extremities. Front hinge slightly strained, with rear hinge weak. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with light foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Poetical Works of Henry W. Longfellow

      - Leipzig - Bernard Tauchnitz, 1856. - Leipzig - Bernard Tauchnitz, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Poetical Works of Henry W. Longfellow with a portrait of the author to frontispiece to volume one. Published by Tauchnitz under the title The Collection of British Authors The first two volumes were published in 1856 as volumes CCCXLVII and CCCXLVIII and the third in 1863as volume 687. Three volumes bound in one. Authorized version. Volume I contains: Voices of the Night, Ballads and Other Poems, The Spanish Student, The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems, Evangeline and The Seaside and the Fireside; volume II contains: The Golden Legendand The Song of Hiawatha;volume IIIcontains: Tales of Wayside Inn, The Courtship of Miles Standishand Birds of Passage. Previous owner's ink inscription to title of first volume. Condition: Rebacked ina quarter leather binding preserving original cloth boards and backstrip. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot, handling mark, slight foxing in places, particularly to first title and withtidemarks to third volume. Overall: GOOD.

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        Geschichte der Rheinischen Pfalz nach ihren politischen, kirchlichen und literarischen Verhältnissen. 2 Bände.

      Heidelberg Akademische Verlagsbuchhandlung J. C. B. Mohr 1856/1845 Band 1 in 2. Auflage, Band 2 als Erstausgabe.. 8°, XXIV, 652, VIII, 1002, Seiten und 1 Blatt, Originalhalbleder. Ludwig Häusser geboren am 26. Oktober 1818 lebte bis zum 17. März 1867. Er lehrte als Professor in Heidelberg. Mit seinem außerordentlich umfangreichem Standardwerk legte er den Grundstein für die historische Forschung des Kurfürstentums der rheinischen Pfalz. Vorliegendes Werk unterrichtet über den Zeitraum von der römischen Herrschaft bis zum Kurfürst Karl Theodor 1799. Band 1 Rücken mit Einriss, Kanten und Rücken beschabt, Stempel verso Titelblatt, wenige Seiten im Randbereich fleckig, Band 2 schönes breitrandiges Exemplar mit hübschem Halbledereinband mit Rückenschild in rot, Buchrücken und Vorsatz numeriert. Sprache: deutsch.

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1856. London - Bell and Daldy, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Richardson's English Dictionary from the mid-eighteen-hundreds. 'New edition'. In 1834 he issued the prospectus of a New English Dictionary, and the work itself was published by Pickering in parts between January 1835 and the spring of 1837. The dictionary is a republication of the lexicon, with improvements and additions. Charles Richardson (17751865) was an English teacher, lexicographer, and linguist. Volume I covers letters A-K, whilst volume II covers L-Z. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though rubbed. All joints cracked, with rear joint of volume I failed and board detached. Some slight loss to the rear board of volume I also. Fading to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, but with some scattered spotting throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

      , 1856. 1856. Very Good. NEW YORK STATE. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Albany, Weed, Parsons, 1856-1861, 1877. Large quarto. Twelve volumes, with 600 to 800 pages each. The first eight volumes contain documents compiled, transcribed, and translated by John R. Brodhead, who, "by virtue of an act of the legislature," was sent to Holland, England and France for the task. These include accounts of interactions between settlers and natives, trade and agriculture, boundaries, hostilities, etc. Fold-outs show early maps, some hand-colored, including the Indian nations. Volumes IX and X contain documents transcribed and translated in Paris by E.B. O'Callaghan, who oversaw the entire work. Volume XI is the Index, prepared by O'Callaghan. Volume XII (1877) contains documents relating to the History of the Dutch and Swedish Settlements on the Delaware River, compiled in Albany and Stockholm by B. Fernow. All are bound in brown publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. For the most part all are VG, with the exception of weak hinges and damage to spine heads in Volumes II and VIII, and the outer spine off the Index volume.

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel de la Langue Francaise. In two volumes

      60 - Paris - C. Reinwald, 1856. 60 - Paris - C. Reinwald, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first editionset of this nineteenth-century French dictionary, signed by the author. First Edition. Signed by the author and the publisher. Featuring engraved head pieces. 'Redige d'apre`s les travaux et les memoires des membres des cinq classes de l'institut, Academie francaise, Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Academie des sciences, Academie des beaux-arts, Academie des sciences morales et politiques'. Complete in two volumes. 'Enriched with examples from Frenchpoets and prose writers from the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century'. Condition: In quarter calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing to the extremities. Rear hinge of Volume I strained with the backstrip coming away. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        Scenes de la Vie Privee

      57 - Paris - Librairie Nouvelle, 1856. 57 - Paris - Librairie Nouvelle, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two novels from Balzac's Scenes de la Vie Privee bound as one. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Honor de Balzac, 1799 1850, was a French novelist and playwright. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have slight browning with scattered spotting. Overall the condition is very good..

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

      Venezia : Tip. di G. Cecchini 1856 - Physical description: 824, 152 p. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Italian language -- Dialects -- Italy -- Venice. Genre: Dictionary / Reference. Language: Italian. Notes: Venetian vignette to title page. Finely bound with a marching modern leather spine. Raised bands. The original boards and gilt-blocked leather spine label have been retained. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubed, with some surface scuffs and scratches. Provenance: From the library of William Sterling Maxwell with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. This coat of arms is also blind-stamped to the front panel. Scattered foxing around prelims., with slight marginal yellowing evident. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 824 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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