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        The Popular History of England:

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Little Children.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Aus- und Zuschneide-Schule. Als Arbeitsübung für die Jugend in Schule und Haus. Erstes Heft (mehr nicht Erschienen!!)

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

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        4 autograph letters to Dr. Harley on scientific subjects

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Der Bau des vereinigten Slip- und Trocken-Dock's im neuen Arsenale des österreichischen Lloyd in Triest. Ein Beitrag über die Verwendung der Santorin-Erde zu Wasserbauten.

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

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        "Poems, religious, historical, and political."

      Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London: Latter-Day Saints' Book Depot, 1856. Liverpool: F. D. Richards; London: Latter-Day Saints&#39; Book Depot. 1856. "First edition, slim 8vo, pp. viii, 270, [1]; fore-edge, front cover, and spine spotted, else very good in orig. blue cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Together with: Snow, E. R., Poems, religious, historical, and political. Also two articles in prose, vol. II. Salt Lake City 1877, pp. iv, 284; engraved frontispiece portrait; front free endpaper excised, scribble on recto of rear free endpaper, orig. blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, rebacked, original spine laid down. Both volumes in a blue cloth clamshell box, printed paper label on spine. Flake 7843 and 7844 (catalogued under Eliza Roxy Snow Smith)."

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        Ferns British and Exotic ( 8 Volume set )

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

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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        Kate Coventry

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS&#39;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&#39;s" first appeared in Punch Magazine and "The Bedford-Row Conspiracy" first appeared in COMIC TALES AND SKETCHES [Van Duzer, pp. 67 & 88]. In a lovely, full red leather, gilt-stamped binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Brentano&#39;s with ORIGINAL YELLOW WRAPPERS BOUND IN, including a large portion of the spine. Edges of free endpapers darkened where there is offset from inner dentelles, evidence of small label removed from front pastedown, outer hinges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine.

      [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 "

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

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        The Landscape Album

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

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

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

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        Nach dem Sacramento. Reisebilder eines Heimgekehrten.

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

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        Nach dem Sacramento. Reisebilder eines Heimgekehrten von Carl Meyer.

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

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

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

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        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.

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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&#39;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&#39;s first article on commercial crises, printed on pages 555-581 of the Annuaire de l&#39;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.

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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..

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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&#39; ink inscriptions to publisher&#39;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.

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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.

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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

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        Etudes d&#39;Histoire Moderne

      Paris - Didier, 1856. Paris - Didier, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Villemain&#39;s work on modern history, in a fine binding. New Edition. &#39;Discours sur l&#39;tat de l&#39;Europe au XVe sicle; Lascaris, nouvelle historique; Essai historique sur les Grecs depuis la conqute musulmane; Vie du chancelier de L&#39;Hpital&#39;. 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..

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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]

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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&#39;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&#39;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..

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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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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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),.

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        Zermatt - C.tn Walles

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

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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&#39;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..

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        Carta Topografica della città di Urbino

      Urbino 1856 - Grande carta raffigurante la topografia della città di Urbino e delle zone circostanti. Incisa nel dicastero generale del censo nella proporzione di 1 a 4000 e pubblicata il decimo anno del Pontificato di S. Santità Papa Pio IX per cura del presidente Card. Giuseppe Bofondi. Sotto al titolo, indice della carta con 62 rimandi ed alcuni cenni storici mm 585x780

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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).

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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&#39;abonne chez L&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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