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        President-elect Buchanan advises ?to let New York politicks alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos ? I like Wood very much & always have liked him. He is a Napoleon of a fellow.? Fellow Democrat Fernando Wood was Mayor of New York City

      Autograph Letter Signed ?James Buchanan? as President-elect, 2p, 6.5? x 8?, front & verso. On gilt-edged laid paper. The recipient?s name has been erased from page two with slight thinning of paper on first page. Marked ?Private? by Buchanan. Wheatland, December 16, 1856. Fine condition.Wheatland was James Buchanan?s home in Lancaster County, outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the November 4, 1856, presidential election, Democrat Buchanan had handedly defeated the Republican party?s first presidential candidate, John C. Frémont, and the American (Know-Nothing) party nominee, former President Millard Fillmore.In full, ?I have recd yours of the 13th at the moment of leaving for Philadelphia. I have only time to advise you to let New York politicks [sic] alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos, - a whirpool [sic] of contending elements, - which nobody either in or out of the State understand at

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        [37. The Kilns by the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River.]. [Hochformat].

      [Tokyo, Uoya Eikichi, 1856 - 1858].. Holzschnitt. ca. 33,7 x 22,7 cm.. Aus: "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". - Auf Japanpapier alt aufkaschiert. Gbrsp., hds. Künstlername a. Rückseite.

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        Paris et Ses Environs 1856: Grand Album Représentant les Vues et les Monuments les plus curieux de Paris et les Sites les plus remarquables des Environs.

      Paris: Maison Martinet, [1856]. - Oblong folio, (11 1/8 x 15 inches). Tinted lithographed title page; 40 tinted lithographed plates, each with original tissue guard tipped in (occasional spotting, tissue guards slightly browned). Original publisher's green cloth, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt (worn). First edition. Quite rare, with only 3 copies recorded by WorldCat. This lushly illustrated album of tinted lithographs is one of a series published between 1855 and 1861, and it reflects many of the changes in Paris's landscape which came about as a result of Haussmann's great renovation of the city. 1855 marked the arrival of the Paris World's Fair. Napoleon III, newly Emperor and eager to prove himself, built the Palais de l'Industrie in an attempt to best London's Crystal Palace, the centerpiece of her Great Exhibition in 1851. One of the plates here depicts the Palais de l'Industrie, with the blind-stamped notice: "H. Plun seul éditeur autorisé pour les vues du palais de l'Industrie 3.R. Garancière." This building was later destroyed, to make way for the Grand Palais of the 1900 World's Fair. "From 1853 to 1870 as prefect of the Seine -- director of public works for the Paris region -- Haussmann energetically attacked and largely solved many of the ills caused by the rapid and tremendous growth of the commercial center and social lodestone of France. His urban design program was second to none in modern times. Demolishing some 12,000 structures, cutting 85 miles of new direct roadways through the city to replace 333 miles of meandering old ones, erecting imposing landmarks like the Opera and the Halles Centrales, revamping the antiquated and unhealthy water and sewage systems, increasing the number of street lights and sidewalks, and establishing parks equal to contemporary schemes in London and New York, Paris under Haussmann was in an almost constant state of construction upheaval. "The broad, light-filled, tree-lined thoroughfares that became his hallmark perfectly illustrate the multiplicity of purpose that always underlay the efforts of this protean pragmatist. Haussmann's boulevards, for the most part angled across existing streets and linked together at diagonals, served many different functions. They connected the city's new train terminals more efficiently, allowed the quick deployment of troops in case of revolts like those of recent memory in 1830 and 1848, and 'disemboweled' the troublesome neighborhoods where those rebellions traditionally fomented. They also permitted the more expedient transport of goods and services around town as the local economy shifted from small artisans working near their homes to an industrialized system spread over a wide area. Finally, they gave shape to the eight new arrondissements Haussmann added around the periphery of Paris, and set up an extendible matrix for future growth" (Martin Filler, The New York Times, 1991). 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 #72MMS132. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1856. Large octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. Model Prisons after transportation. The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision created Jebb, a former officer of the Royal Engineers who served as Surveyor-General of Prisons from 1838, was a proponent of bigger and better gaols, and his report emphasises the importance of novel architecture and design. He is credited with the successful completion of several British prisons, asylums and similar institutions (significantly, Jebb played a central role in the design and construction of the Pentonville model prison). Of particular interest in this report are the large and detailed folding plans of Chatham prison. These plates show: the overall plan of the penitentiary, ground plans and elevations of the compound itself, transverse and longitudinal sections, the punishment cells and infirmary, the chapel and finally the Warder's quarters and family residences.

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        DANMARK.

      Copenhagen: Emilius Baerentzen, 1856. - Two volumes. [46]; [31] lithographic plates (some in color), each followed by descriptive text. Chromolithographic title. Oblong folio. Contemporary maroon cloth, ornate gilt-lettered covers, a.e.g. Second volume rebacked at an early date, corners repaired. Rubbed. Minor foxing. Occasionally dampstaining in lower margin. Images generally clean. Old ownership stamp on front fly leaf of first volume. Very good. An impressive lithographic tour of Denmark and her colonies. While the majority of the plates show local Danish scenes and landscapes, nine views show scenes in America: three in Greenland and six of islands in the Danish West Indies (the eventual U.S. Virgin Islands). The views in America are: Greenland: 1) "Parti ved Jakobshavn. (Grönland)." Chromolithograph of a native hunting party gathered on an icy shore. 2) "Colonie Omenak. (Grönland)." View of a small Greenland colony, with a large ship offshore and clusters of colonists engaged in various activities in the foreground. 3) "Kingoa- Dalen. (Grönland)." View of a traveling party cooking on an open fire in a lush valley. Perhaps the party was on a portage; a canoe is shown in the lower left corner. Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1) "Christianssted. (St. Croix)." A panoramic view of the harbor, showing a large church and Danish fort. 2) "St. Jan. (Parti af det Indre)." A wide view of the lush landscape, showing settlers cooking over an open fire in the foreground. 3) "Cruxbay. (St. Jan)." A pastoral scene of activity just outside the settlement walls. 4) "Parti af St. Thomas." A cityscape of the port of St. Thomas, displaying the city's impressive architecture. 5) "Parti ved Frederikssted. (St. Croix)." A river scene, showing five men in a rowboat trolling for fish and a large Danish fort to the far right. 6) "St. Thomas. (Parti af Byen og Havnen)." A close-up view of the harbor, showing a bustling downtown area and a full port, including an early steamer. An attractive and rare assemblage of views. In addition to the Greenland chromolithograph, five additional chromolithographs of Danish scenes are present, along with scenes in Iceland and the Feroe Islands. There are very few visual images of the U.S. Virgin Islands from this early date. OCLC locates three copies. OCLC 40745391.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1856. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White.. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White. First Edition. Leather. Tall 8vo. First book edition although originally published in ten parts between 1853 and 1855. Complete. Pagination: viii, 298 pp. Fifty hand-colored plates. Elaborately stamped original morocco cover with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Light foxing. Boards reattached. An extremely important early ornithological classic. Cassin especially sought to describe birds not known to Audubon. Inscribed to his niece by Dr. Thomas B. Wilson, a President of the Philadelphia Natural Science Academy, especially known for his collection of books on birds and mammals.

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        Halbfiguren des Kaiserpaares im Rund mit Doppeladler und Allianzwappen, darunter zwei Landschaften der Steiermark mit Bauern bei der Arbeit und beim Schützenfest, rechts ein Bergknappe. Publikation anläßlich des kaiserlichen Besuches in Graz am 11.9.1856. Mit zwei Seiten Text.

      . Lithographie bei A. Leykam's Erben, Graz, dat. 1856, 41 x 28 cm.. Der Text schildert die Vorbereitungen in der Stadt mit den Namen vieler Grazer Bürger, dazu genauer Bericht über den Ablauf des Besuches: Ankunft des Zuges um 2.05 Uhr, Begrüßung durch Bürgermeister Dr. Ulm, Fahrt durch die Stadt, begleitet vom Armeecorpskommandanten Fürst Liechtenstein, Empfang auf der Burg durch die Erzherzöge Johann und Sigismund. - Leicht fleckig, mit geglätteter Längs- und Querfalte im Randbereich rechts und unten.

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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

      New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1856. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White.. Hitchcock, Willam E. and George G. White. First Edition. Leather. Tall 8vo. First book edition although originally published in ten parts between 1853 and 1855. Complete. Pagination: viii, 298 pp. Fifty hand-colored plates. Elaborately stamped original morocco cover with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Light foxing. Boards reattached. An extremely important early ornithological classic. Cassin especially sought to describe birds not known to Audubon. Inscribed to his niece by Dr. Thomas B. Wilson, a President of the Philadelphia Natural Science Academy, especially known for his collection of books on birds and mammals.

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        L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.

      Paris, Michel Levy, 1856.. In-8, demi-veau vert bronze de l'epoque, dos lisse orne d'une dentelle doree repetee en place des nerfs, filets et palettes dores, piece de titre de veau rouge, xxi, 456 p., (1) p. d'errata (qqs rouss.). Edition originale de cet ouvrage fondateur. Bon exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

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

      2 April, Auckland 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 'the No. 2 Division of New Zealand Fencibles?to a cottage and an allotment of land.' 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's plan of the allotment.

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        "Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus."

      London: Thomas Hodgson. [1856]. "12mo, pp. xii, 202; slightly later half polished blue calf over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; edges and joints rubbed, else very good. Issued as no. cxliv in the publisher's Parlour Library series. A scarce and early edition (NCBEL lists it fifth) of a classic text. Indiana and NYPL only in OCLC, both of which lack the preliminary leaf, present here. Sadlier II, p. 156."

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        Rare woven silk portrait of George Washington ? Lyon, France, 1856 ? identical to the one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

      Rare 1856 woven silk bust portrait of George Washington, 8.75? x 11? oval image, ornately bordered in gold and white. ?First in War ?" First in Peace ?" and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen? around the image, fashioned after Gilbert Stuart?s portrait. Overall size, 16? x 19?. Spread eagle at top on stars and striped shield, with laurel at left and oak leaves at right. Under the image border ?LYON 18JR56.? Water stains visible outside Washington?s image, cello tape repair, short breaks at perimeter edge. The fabric is slightly rumpled in the original damaged 21? x 24? gilt gesso frame.In 1883, philanthropist William H. Huntington gifted more than 2000 portraits, mostly Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included was a woven silk portrait of George Washington accomplished by ?J.R.? in Lyon, France, in 1856, identical to the one here offered.

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        A Monograph of the Fresh-water Polyzoa Including All the Known Species Both British and Foreign

      London The Ray Society 1856. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket as issued. Paper labels to spine ends. Covers rubbed and lightly marked. Sm edge tear and some creasing to fep. Some pages uncut First Edition Blue cloth spine on grey card boards 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). viii, 120pp, + 11 plates. Eleven full page lithographic plates of polyzoa (ten coloured).

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        East India. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 23 May 1856; - for, Copies "of all Treaties, Conventions, and Arrangements with the Native States of India, made since the 1st day of May 1834".

      London, for the House of Commons, 1856.. Folio (215 x 336 mm). VI, 95, (1) pp. Modern half calf with red morocco label to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.. Publication of the treaties, conventions and arrangements between Britain and the Arab states of the Gulf (p. 1-14) and Muscat (p. 60-67) dating from the years 1838-1853, among them the agreement for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade, dated 30 April 1847. The treaties with the chiefs of the Arabian coast, rulers of an area now mostly covered by the United Arab Emirates, were closed with Sultan Bin Suggur, Chief of the Joasmee Tribe; Khalifa in Shukhboot, Chief of the Beni Yas; Muktoom Bin Butye, Chief od the Boo Falasa; Abdoollah Bin Rashid, Chief of Amulgavine; Abdool Azeez Bin Rashid, Chief of Ejmaun; Shaikh Muktoom of Debaye; Shaikh Saced Bin Tohnoon of Aboothabee; Shaikh Mahomed Bin Khuheefa of Bahrein, etc. (all spellings following the printed text). - An excellent copy, appealingly bound. - OCLC 68512965. Great Britain-Parliament-House of Commons, Reports and Papers 341.

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        The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture of Sebastopol. Chronicles of the War in the East, from its Commencement to the Signing of the Treaty of Peace. Translated from the French by Robert Howe Gould.

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1856 - 2 volumes octavo (212 × 130 mm). Contemporary calf by Hayday, black morocco labels, gilt in compartments with fleuron centre-tool, double gilt fillet panels with floral corner-tools, enclosing a dotted panel in blind, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed, particularly at the spines, one label a little chipped, head-cap of volume II chipped and repaired, front hinge of volume I, starting but sound, light toning, very good. Portrait frontispiece to both volumes. First edition in English, same year as the first French. Bazancourt was appointed official historiographer by Napoleon III, and charged with the responsibility of producing a history of the French part in the war in the Crimea. He left in January 1855 and on his arrival "received, from the principal officers of the Army, a welcome, by which I was at once honoured and profoundly touched. I have drawn from these living sources, the valuable and authentic documents which have guided me through the labyrinths of this complicated work. The Journals of the various Divisions - and those of all the military operations of the campaign and the siege - have been shown to me. It is upon the very spot where the greater part of these events had passed, that those who had directed them have recounted to me their most striking episodes. I inquired - I listened - and I wrote" (author's preface). He subsequently wrote similar accounts of the campaign in Italy 1859, and in China and Cochinchina, 1860-2. Eton leaving inscription to the first blank dated 1860; "George Henry William Hervey from his sincere friend Clanmaurice". Henry Charles Keith Petty Fitzmaurice, viscount Clanmaurice, later fifth marquess of Lansdowne, was Governor General of Canada (1883-8), Viceroy of India (1888-94), Secretary of State For War (1895-1900) and Foreign Secretary (1900- 1905). Not common, and here in a slightly worn, but still attractive, binding by the incomparable Hayday, whose "name attached to a book raised its value twenty-five per cent" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LEY DE ENJUICIAMIENTO CIVIL

      Imprenta de la Revista de Legislación y Jurisprudencia. - Madrid. 1856. Holandesa. 22X15. 6Vol. 1vol, XL+629Pág. 2vol, 594Pág+1h. 3vol, 682Pág+2h. 4vol, 4h+698Pág+3h. 5vol, 4h+576Pág+4h. 6vol y apéndice, XXXX+ de la 578Pág a 1246Pág+2h. Curiosa Obra. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      Richard Bentley, London, 1856. Reprint. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 340 pp. Ex college library copy with book plate on front paste down. Hessian boards with leather gilt title lable to spine. Boards worn and scuffed with very slight fraying and 1cm split at hinge at head of spine. Binding very tight and secure. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Some very sporadic light foxing to contents mainly to prelims, otherwise a very clean, sound, tidy copy of an early edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 18456..

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        The Caravan to Mecca. The Halt in the Desert.

      Vienna, M. Trentsensky / London, A. N. Myers & Co., [before 1856].. Folio (387 x 242 mm). 49 hand-coloured illustrations on 6 plates and hand-coloured folding lithogr. backdrop (desert scene; c. 580 x 224 mm). Original blue wrappers with lithogr. cover label.. Charming Mignon Theatre of the kind popularized by the Viennese publisher Trentsensky around the mid-19th century and distributed throughout England by their London agent Myers, & Co. on the corner of Oxford and Berners Street. The desert landscape backdrop is to be populated by the pilgrims, camels, resting horses, etc., with plants, a large tent, a cooking fire, and many other details, all to be cut out from the present set of plates. Issued as "Exercises in Colouring", this set was clearly coloured by a trained contemporary artist rather than a dilettante. - The front cover is stained, spine splitting, but the plates are clean and well-preserved. Rarely encountered complete, well-coloured, and in the original state. - Another example, prominently featured in the 2012 Hajj exhibition at the British Museum was cut and mounted. - Hajj. Journey to the heart of Islam. London, British Museum 2012, 125 (fig. 125).

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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

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, by Order of the Congress of the United States, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Volume I (of 3), the complete expedition narrative, compiled by Hawks "from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request, and under his supervision." 9 x 11.5 inches, pp xvii, [1] (errata), [1-3], 4-537, beautifully illustrated with maps, charts, and lithograph plates, including the notorious suppressed "nude bathing plate" entitled "Public Bath at Simoda," which is not found in the table of illustrations. Bound in original cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Cloth faded, corners worn; binding sound and contents clean. Perry's expedition was sent to Japan to induce the Japanese government to enter into diplomatic relations with the United States, which Perry believed he could accomplish through a display of superior naval force. "After his entry into Araga Harbor on July 8, 1853, the Japanese were eventually compelled to accept a treaty...opening the ports of Hakodate and Shimoda. The most significant result, however, was that Perry's visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the subsequent modernization of Japan" (Hill 1332).

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        JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. In Three Volumes. (Fine Copy in Original Publisher's Cloth)

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1856. Mulock, Dinah Maria (Mrs. Craik). JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. In Three Volumes. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1856. First Edition. An exceedingly FINE copy in original publisher's earth-brown wavy-grain cloth with drab yellow endpapers and single leaf inset ads at the back of vols. 1 & 3. All three volumes are equally bright, crisp and untouched. Several different colors and styles of original cloth are known to be found on this first edition without priority (see Wolff 4996). Mrs. Craik aka Miss Mulock (1826-1887) was one of the rivals of "George Eliot" -- a Victorian female novelist who had something to say, who inspired national debate on her subject, and wrote with intellect and enduring charm to contemporary acclaim. JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN remains to this day one of the high spots of Victorian women's fiction, a novel which presented an ideal portrait of the nobility the author saw in the hard-working English middle-class. Although, as Mrs. Craik, she is perhaps best known in our 21st century as the author of the children's tale THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE, critics and enthusiasts of her work have never wavered in their respect for this novel, her masterpiece. This particular set is slightly cocked, there is some dustiness to the edges, and one inner hinge is starting but 1850s publisher's cloth was notoriously the most perishable of any Victorian decade and this fine, untouched set is quite the amazing survival. Robert Lee Wolff states in his Nineteenth Century Fiction, a Bibliographical Catalogue: "I must have seen a dozen copies of the book for sale over the years, all but [mine] such dogs I could not buy them." His copy was only "Very Good" and this set, even by today's occasionally inflated grading, is clearly Fine. All three volumes bear the blind-stamp of Swinnerton & Brown, Stationers, Macclesfield on the front free endpaper. Housed in a handsome vintage quarter-morocco slipcase. Sadleir 1812. Wolff 4996. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        CURSO METODICO DE ARQUITECTURA NAVAL

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1856. Holandesa con puntas. 26,5x18,5. 204 + 235 pag. La Arquitectura Naval, la construccion de Buques Mercantes. Contiene el Diccionario de Aquitectura Naval y tambien los Vocabularios. Profusamente ilustrado. 1a Edicion. Ref 2.6 Biblioteca A.

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        TA., Bolschoi Theater, Ansicht mit dem Theaterplatz, "Teatp'b. Le Theatre".

      . getönte Lithographie ( oval ) mit breiter Bordüre v. Ferdinand Thieme b. Guill. Bachmann, 1856, 23 x 32,5. Seltene Ansicht des berühmten Bolschoi Theaters, im Vordergrund der Theaterplatz ( Theatralnaja ), damals das größte Theater der Welt. Ferdinand Thieme zeigt das Theater im Jahr 1856. - Am 6. Januar 1825 eröffnet, vernichtete ein Feuer im Jahr 1853 fast das ganze Gebäude, nur die Außenmauern blieben stehen. 1856 wurde das Theater - nach der Wiederherstellung durch Albert Kawos - wieder eröffnet ( Mit Bellini's Oper "Die Puritaner"),

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        TA., Kreml, ".... - Vue du Kremlin prise du cote de l'Est".

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

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        Das Brandenburger - Thor in Berlin.

      . Stahlstich v. Poppel u. Kurz n. Gottheil, 1856, 14 x 21. Ernst, Gottheil - 2; nicht bei Kiewitz. - Blick vom Pariser Platz.

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        Pathogenesia Homoeopathica Brasileira

      Rio de Janeiro: NL Vianna e Filhos, 1856 First Edition. A very good copy; some chafing to the binding. 8vo.,. 288 pp. + errata. The first and only edition of a valuable treatise that provides insights into Brazilian folk medicine. Homoeopathic medicine was introduced into Brazil in 1847 by the Portuguese surgeon J V Martins and was promoted with the arrival of Martins' mentor from France J B Mure. Mure published a Brazilian materia medica in France in 1849. This was entirely based on native Brazilian plants. Albuquerque de Olivera states that he has completely revised and expanded Mure's work. He provides information on appx.110 Brazilian plants and supplements this with additions based on his travels and experiences in the interior of the country. In addition to his work as a homoeopathic physician Alburquerque de Olivera also published several novels and works on spiritism. This copy bears the impressive ticket of the Botica Central Homoeopathico in Rio. An important book.

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        A Gazetteer of the World, or Dictionary of Geographic Knowledge, Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities, and Forming a Complete Body of Modern Geography, Physical, Political, Statistical, Historical and Ethnographical

      Edinburgh A Fullarton & Co 1856. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover rubbed. Spine scuffed. Some offsetting from engravings. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking First Edition Leather cover 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 6400pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts and 120 engravings on steel including maps, some coloured.

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        Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons?

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, London 1856 - Large octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. Model Prisons after transportation. The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision created Jebb, a former officer of the Royal Engineers who served as Surveyor-General of Prisons from 1838, was a proponent of bigger and better gaols, and his report emphasises the importance of novel architecture and design. He is credited with the successful completion of several British prisons, asylums and similar institutions (significantly, Jebb played a central role in the design and construction of the Pentonville model prison). Of particular interest in this report are the large and detailed folding plans of Chatham prison. These plates show: the overall plan of the penitentiary, ground plans and elevations of the compound itself, transverse and longitudinal sections, the punishment cells and infirmary, the chapel and finally the Warder's quarters and family residences. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Brodie, Benjamin Collins, 2nd Baronet (1817-80). Chemist who discovered and named cerotic acid, cerotin and melissic acid; opponent of Dalton’s atomic theory (which he described as a “thoroughly materialistic bit of joiner’s work”) and creator of the “calculus of chemical operations” as a non-atomic alternative. 1856. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        TRAITE PRATIQUE ET RAISONNE D'HYDROTHERAPIE

      Labé, Editeur. Imprimeur Rignaux. - París. Holandesa. 1856. XVI+600Pág+4Planchas. 22X14. Nueva edición corregida y aumentada. Buena Obra de Hidroterapia de Fleury. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55, 2 volumes

      Philadelphia, PA: Childs and Peterson, 1856. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Contemporary burgundy leather binding. Corners and edges are rubbed. Top corner of binding on volume 2 is pulled slightly from spine. Gold gilt embossed lines on front and spine with title and author embossed in gilt on spine. Owners name in gilt on front, Mrs. Thomas Dunlap. Thomas Dunlap was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and studied law with Elisha Kane. Marbled endpapers. Signed and inscribed by Kane in volume 1 to Mrs. Thomas Dunlap. All edges in gold gilt. Interior of book in fabulous condition with 18 engraved plates with tissue guards, 1 large folding map, folding isotherm chart, 2 maps in text plus 2 engraved frontis' and 2 engraved title pages. Kane returned a hero even though he failed to find a trace of Franklin. Kane signatures are not common.

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        Signed <u>twice</u> by Davis! Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who 10 days earlier had dismissed West Point Chaplain William T. Sprole, replacing him with John W. French, suggests that Sprole?s request to temporarily share the new chaplain?s living quarters be the decision of the Superintendent of West Point not French?s

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Jeffer..Davis,? and Autograph Endorsement Signed ?Jeffer..Davis,? as Secretary of War, 1.5p, 7.75? x 9.75?, front & verso, with blank integral leaf. [Washington], August 26, 1856. [To John W. French]. Mailing folds. Fine condition.In full, ?For the reasons set forth in the endorsement and a desire to save you from any annoyance I determined to send the application of Mr. Sprole to the Engt. bureau. The following is a copy of the endorsement made on the letter of Mr. S. Ever truly yours Jeffer..Davis Aug. 26. 1856. Endorsement. Referred to the Engt bureau. The period asked for being indefinite I think it proper to say that the duties of the Professor would not permit him for more than a very short period to have less than the undivided possession of his quarters, and the interest of the Academy being paramount it is deemed better that the application should be decided by the Superintendent than be left to the generosity and kindness of the

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        Essai sur les anciennes institutions autonomes ou populaires des Alpes Cottiennes-Briançonnaises

      Velot, Paris, Dumoulin, Grenoble 1856 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : 634, (2) / 712 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.). Edition originale. "Augmenté des recherches sur leur ancien état politique et social, sur les libertés et les principales institutions du Dauphiné, ainsi que sur plusieurs points de l'histoire de cette province. Précédé d'un aperçu pittoresque et romantique sur le Briançonnais. Rare. Manque à Saffroy. Ex-libris du duc de Cazeneuve. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

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

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        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]

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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.

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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

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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&#39;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&#39;s Land. In furnishing his evidence Waddington summarised the importance of the 1838 Report as a moral compass for future policy, with transportation deemed &#39;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.&#39; Nonetheless, an astonishing deluge of some 17,000 convicts were sent to Van Diemen&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;ticket-of-leave&#39; men from Van Diemen&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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