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        Polystichum aculeatum [Hard Shield Fern]; P.aculeatum argutum [Hard Shield Fern]; P.aculeatum alatum [Hard Shield Fern]

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1856 - A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore's "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore's important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England's first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. The plates were produced ". by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made" (Blunt). As a result, they recorded the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. His interest in printing extended to ". the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty-nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition.

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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856 - Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 253 mm. Small tear in one margin, slight soiling, but very good.Photograph of Peter Mark Roget, best known as the compiler of Roget'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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Turquie d'Europe. (With insert map of Constantinople & the Bosporus).

      Paris, Armand Le Chevalier, 1856. Lithographed map, coloured, 60 x 84 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 28. Géographie moderne, pl. 19. KEYWORDS:turkey / greece / balcan

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        Autograph letter signed (AVHumboldt").

      Berlin, 6. IX. 1856. - 4to. 3½ pp. on double leaf. Fine, interesting letter to Wilhelm von Haidinger (1795-1871), the famous Austrian mineralogist, geologist and physicist; on Haidinger's scientific achievements, his own life-long research, and on colleagues and friends like Wildenow, Buch, Bonpland, Gay-Lussac, Arago and Boussingault. - Somewhat dusty and spotty; minor damage to edges; foldings slightly torn.

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        Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition

      New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856. Folio. 20th-century maroon half morocco over paper-covered boards, titled in gilt on spine, original wrappers bound in An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves ... none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted on regular paper as in the present copy and hand-coloured. The plates are numbered and titled as follows [1. portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123. (20 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co.

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        Jane Austen THE NOVELS Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion FINE SIGNED LEATHER BINDINGS bound by RAMAGE of London

      Richard Bentley, London 1856 - Published in London by Richard Bentley in 1856 this is a lovely early English edition of the Novels of Jane Austen. The Set Comprises SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - EMMA - MANSFIELD PARK - NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION - The books are beautifully bound in quality hand crafted SIGNED HALF LEATHER BINDINGS bound by the famous London bookbinders run by John Ramage with hand marbled paper covered boards, Morocco Leather with raised bands titled and decorated in gilt, with the 1856 date embossed on base of spines, the bindings have some general edge rubbing, with wear to the marbled paper on the boards else are in good solid condition, leather joints in good condition to all volumes with no cracking, internally fitted with marbled endpapers, all books retain the half title pages as well as the main titles, and feature extra engraved title pages and steel engraved frontispieces which carry the original 1833 date of the Bentley edition, some minor foxing to some page edges, light offsetting to the engraved title pages, else contents are in nice condition, no inscriptions or bookplates. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THIS VERY EARLY ENGLISH EDITION BOUND IN FINE HALF LEATHER BINDINGS BY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF LONDON VICTORIAN BOOKBINDERS' A WONDERFUL EARLY SET that will make a fine gift or a great addition to any collection [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Philadelphia: John L. Magee, ]. 1856 - Uncolored lithograph, 14 x 19 1/2 inches. Printed on poor paper. Evenly tanned, and with some further darkening around the edges. Upper margin chipped, and with some small tears (tape-repaired on the verso). About good overall. Matted. A powerful American political print, brutally satirizing the Democratic leaders who crafted and passed the Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854, one of the most controversial and divisive pieces of legislation of the antebellum era. The Kansas-Nebraska Act provided for the eventual admission of those two territories as states, and left the question of whether slavery would be allowed up to local popular sovereignty, thereby nullifying the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. The main result of the legislation was to further divide the country into anti-slavery "free- soilers" (mostly in the north and represented by the emerging Republican party) and pro- slavery southerners and westerners (represented by the Democrats). Another result was the migration into Kansas (mostly from Missouri) of so-called "border ruffians" who would vote in Kansas elections in a pro- slavery manner, which they hoped would eventually bring Kansas into the Union as a slave state. Violence inevitably followed as "border ruffians" and "free- soilers" fought it out in Kansas in a sort of civil war. This print, which appeared during the presidential campaign of 1856, shows a weak and defenseless Lady Liberty, draped in an American flag, menaced by an array of Democratic politicians and begging for mercy. President Franklin Pierce, dressed in the buckskins of a border ruffian, holds a rifle, with a pistol, knife, tomahawk, and scalp in his belt. He leers at Liberty and assures her that he will protect her in the manner shown "over the left." The left rear of the print shows the home of a settler being burned by ruffians as a helpless, mad widow looks on. Senator Lewis Cass, a longtime supporter of "popular sovereignty," also exhibits bad intentions toward Liberty. On the far right, Sen. Stephen Douglas, architect of the Kansas- Nebraska Act, is shown scalping a farmer. On the left James Buchanan, the Democrats' choice to succeed Pierce, and Secretary of State William Marcy empty the pockets of another victim. Other scenes in the background show an attack on an emigrant train, attacks on defenseless men, and the shooting of a helpless woman. The implication of the print is clear - the Democratic leaders who passed the Kansas- Nebraska Act were not only responsible for the environment that led to the crimes being committed in Kansas, they were accomplices themselves. Reilly calls this print "a bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas- Nebraska Act." Nevins and Weitenkampf call it "a savage cartoon.[that caused many previously moderate Northerners to face the slavery issue with new determination." Reilly and others attribute the print to John Magee of Philadelphia, based on stylistic and topical similarities with other prints done by Magee in the period. OCLC locates a total of only seven copies. A powerful print, addressing the most important issue of the day. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS, 1766-1876, 1856-9. WEITENKAMPF, p.115. MURRELL, p.190 and figure 191. NEVINS & WEITENKAMPF, pp.78-79. OCLC 191119979, 299946494, 8631862.

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      Lib. nouvelle 1856 - - Lib. nouvelle, Paris 1856, 13x21,5cm, relié. - Septième édition en partie originale car revue et corrigée. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre fins nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe daté et signé de l'auteur à l'abbé Huc qui fut l'un des grands missionnaires de Chine et pour qui Alfred de Vigny éprouvait une grande admiration " témoignage de vénération et d'attachement" Alfred de Vigny." Quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Volume 5: Report of Explorations in California ... by Lieutenant R.S. Williamson; Geological Report, by William P. Blake; Botanical Report, by E. Durand and T.C. Hilgard; Appendix: (Fossil Fishes, Shells, Catalog of Recent Shells with Descriptions of New Species, Fossil Plants, Fossil Wood, Soils and Incrustations, Description of Plants)

      Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer. 1856. First. First edition. Volume five only. Bound in the original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth. Thick quarto. Professionally re-backed with the original backstrip preserved. Moderate scuffing to the board edges, scattered foxing, the text block is partially split (still sound), very good. The scarce first issue of the California volume containing: Williamson's Report (Part 1); the Geological Report by William P. Blake (Part 2); and the Botanical Report by E. Durand and T.C. Hilgard (Part 3). Also included is an Appendix consisting of seven Articles by Louis Agassiz, T.A. Conrad, Augustus A. Gould, and others. Also included is a 14-page appendix (A, B, and C) at the back. The volume contains over 25 color lithographic landscape plates, four color maps (including one large folded map), seven large folded color geological maps, and 39 black & white lithographic plates of shells, fossil shells, and botanic plants. A beautifully illustrated report of R.S. Williamson's early reconnaissance and surveys in the California territory. A detailed collation of the three separately published Parts and Appendix bound together in this volume is available. .

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        A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen, in four vols / Originally edited by Robert Chambers. With a supplemental volume, continuing the biographies to the present time, by the Rev. Thos. Thomson [complete in 5 volumes]

      Glasgow ; London : Blackie and son, 1856 - Physical description: 5 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Scotland -- Biography. Added illus. half-title. Title and text within borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt tooling and titles to front panels, with decorative blind tooling to front and back panels. Some minor wear to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copies with unopened pages. 5 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4.volume IV [4]

      Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856] - Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yosemite Valley

      - Manuel Valencia (California artist, 1856-1935) “Yosemite Valley” Signed lower right “M. Valencia” Oil on canvas 42” x 64”; 50 ½” x 72 ½” framed Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco Exhibitions: Moraga, St. Mary’s College, Hearst Art Gallery, “Manual Valencia: California’s Native Son” (September - October 2006) Manuel Valencia hailed from one of California’s early families and was named for his grandfather who came to California in 1774 with the Anza party. Manuel’s grandfather became administrator of the Presidio in San Francisco and the Valencia family received a number of land grants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco bears their name. Valencia was born in Marin County on the family hacienda called Rancho San Jose, which is now Hamilton Field (Novato), and attended Santa Clara College. He studied art with Jules Tavenier and established a studio in San Francisco. After the 1906 earthquake, he moved to San Jose, but kept his San Francisco studio and worked as an illustrator for the San Francisco Chronicle. A skilled oil painter, he painted landscapes and historic scenes of Northern California, especially the romantic mission and adobe buildings that spoke to California’s early settlements. In “Yosemite Valley” Valencia captures the grandeur of the valley from a classic vantage point where the many iconic formations of the valley come into view. Valencia’s work can be seen in the collections of the Bohemian Club (San Francisco), The Nevada Museum of Art, Oakland Museums, the San Jose Historical Museum and the California State Capital building in Sacramento. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        South-Central Africa and its Explorer, being the Report of a Meeting

      Cape Town: Printed at the Machine Printing Office,, 1856. held in the Commercial Rooms, Cape Town, November 12, 1856, in Honour of the Rev. Dr. Livingston. [sic.] Reprinted from the "South Africa Commercial Advertiser and Cape Town Mail," with Notes by the Astronomer Royal. Octavo. Original self-wraps, sewn as issued. Wraps a little soiled, light median lengthwise crease, where once folded, lightly toned, but overall very good. First edition, decidedly uncommon. "The meeting was presided over by Sir George Grey, and was attended by many celebrated colonists of the day, amongst whom were the Colonial Secretary (Mr. Rawson), the Astronomer Royal (Mr. Maclear), the Attorney-General (the Hon. William Porter), the Bishop of Cape Town (Dr. Gray), the Rev. Mr. Thompson, Mr. Justice Cloete, Mr. Justice Watermeyer, Mr. Borcherds, and others. Great encomiums were passed on the illustrious traveller, and the various speakers traced his career, in the course of their speeches with much animation and fidelity. Among the resolutions passed was one providing for the opening of a subscription list, 'for the purpose of presenting to Dr. Livingstone a testimonial of the esteem in which his character and labours are held in this colony'" (Mendelssohn).

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        THE PLAYS

      Printed for Longman and Co. et al., London 1856 - 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Eight volumes. Printed from texts edited by George Steevens and Edmond Malone. VERY ATTRACTIVE BUTTERSCOTCH-COLORED POLISHED CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with border comprising double gilt fillet and stippled rule in blind, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt with floral and botanical tools, each spine with a green and maroon titling label, marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare in Volume I after Chandos. Jaggard, p. 532. Rear board of first volume with a dozen small blots (from intentional but uninspired acid treatment?), very minor wear to joints, a handful of trivial marks to covers, but still A FINE SET, the very decorative bindings solid, bright, and without appreciable wear, and the text immaculate. The title page tells us that this edition is "accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone with Mr. Malone's various readings," and it includes "a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators." Volume I contains prefaces by Pope and Johnson, a sketch of Shakespeare's life, Shakespeare's will, a preface and a history of the stage by Alexander Chalmers, a chronology of the plays, a glossary, and notes by various commentators, including Dr. Johnson. Steevens (1736-1800) had originally published his revision of Johnson's edition of Shakespeare in 1773 (which also incorporated the work done by Malone), the revision being praised by Lowndes as combining "the native powers of Dr. Johnson with the activity, sagacity, and antiquarian learning of George Steevens." The story of Steevens' efforts are legendary: John Bowyer Nichols tells us in a letter that "in the preparation of [the edition] for the printer, [Steevens] gave an instance of editorial activity and perseverance which is without example. To this work he devoted solely and exclusively of all other attentions a period of 18 months; and, during that time, he left his house every morning at one o'clock . . . . The nocturnal toil greatly accelerated the printing of the work; as, while the printers slept, the editor was awake: and thus, in less than 20 months, he completed his last splendid edition of Shakespeare, . . . an almost incredible labor, which proved the astonishing energy and persevering powers of his mind." The writer and editor Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834) was born in Aberdeen, was educated as a doctor, and became a journalist, working for a time as editor of the "Morning Herald." His edition of Steevens' Shakespeare first appeared in 1809. He also produced editions of the works of Beattie, Bolingbroke, Fielding, Gibbon, Johnson, Pope, and Warton, and, most famously, published "A General Biographical Dictionary" in 32 volumes from 1812-17. The lustrous contemporary bindings here are handsome enough to make us regret the fact that they are unsigned, but, in any case, they provide a very pleasing appearance on the shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los Héroes y las Grandezas de la Tierra. Anales del mundo, formacion, revoluciones y guerra de todos los imperios desde la creacion hasta nuestros dias. Completado el conjunto, hasta el dia de la terminacion de la obra por el Doctor Don Manuel Ortiz de la Vega.

      Madrid - Barcelona, Librería de Cuesta - Imprenta de Cervantes a cargo de A. Sierra, 1854 - 1856. - Ocho tomos en 4to. mayor contenidos en seis volúmenes: 496 pp. + 504 pp. +512 pp. + 496 pp. + 528 pp. + 638 pp. + 660 pp. + 812 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Con un total de 503 láminas Encuadernación de época, uniforme, en piel marbreada, con tejuelos y lomera ornada.

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      18 - ROBERTS, David. THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA. After lithographs by Louis Haghe from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A. with historical descriptions by The Revd George Croly. London: Day & Son, 1856. This is volume 5 only. Large octavo. 11 by 7 7/8 in. (27.9 x 20 cm). This volume was part of a new edition, though in a smaller format, of Roberts's two famous works: The Holy Land, three folio volumes, 1842-9, and Egypt and Nubia, three folio volumes, 1846-9. The volume is finely illustrated and contains all plates called for. There are 43 plates in all, including one map; the rest are lithographed views, tinted in one or two, and, very occasionally, in three colors. The plates are quite fresh overall. The volume is ex-library and most plates have an imperceptible ink stamp on the reverse of each plate, with the exception of the lithographed title-page which is stamped in the image. The book block is loose in worn and rubbed nineteenth-century bnding of quarter morocco and marbled boards. Offered as is, but illustrated with beautiful tinted lithographs. (Abbey 388).

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        Yreka, Siskiyou County, California. 1857

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Brother 1856 - This iconic lithograph view of the gold-mining town of Yreka in California, measuring 27.5” x 33.25”, is from "Kuchel & Dresel's California Views" which included "all the important cities and mining towns, with a few of Oregon and Washington, issued during 1855, 1856, 1857, and 1858. They were sometimes published by a local merchant, often the bookseller [as here]. Many of them were framed by a border of views of important buildings, ranches, and mines in and about the town portrayed." (Peters page 142). Kuchel was born in Zweibrucken in 1820, and when he arrived in America work initially for P.S. Duval in Philadelphia. He began collaborating with Dresel in 1853. Kuchel and Dresel capture a birds-eye view of this bustling Gold Rush town just a few years after the first discovery of gold and its founding. As such it is a remarkable and important historical record of the times. Initially named "Thompson's Dry Diggings" "Gold was discovered here in March 1851 by Abraham Thompson, member of a party which was enroute from Oregon to Scott Bar. Following a heavy rainstorm, particles of gold in the roots of grass pulled up by pack animals caused Thompson to wash three pans of gravel. The results convinced the party that the area was rich enough to work. In the party were Dr. F. G. Hearn, Judge Silas J. Day and a Mr. Bell, Thompson's partner. All staked claims on these flats thirty feet square, and it was named "Thompson's Dry Diggings". Within six weeks 2,000 prospectors rushed here to mine, but the need of water caused the settlement to move to the creek. And it became known as Shasta Butte City. This name being confused with Shasta, in Shasta County it was changed to "I-E-K-A," The Indian word for Mt. Shasta. "Now Yreka" in 1852" (Plaque at site of Thompson's discovery of gold). Peters, "California on Stone", pages 143 and 146; see Streeter 2787

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      1856 - HAWKS, Francis L. NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEA 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. 3 VOLS. Washington: Berverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. First Edition in three volumes. Vol. 1: xviii + 537 pp.; Vol. 2: [vii], 414pp. + facsimile of treaty + index + maps; Vol.3: xliii + 705pp. 4to., green cloth, stamped in gilt to spine, blind-stamped to front and back. Complete with all plates and maps, including the suppressed bathing scene plate. This the Senate printing. Cloth is worn and sunned, particularly on spine. Interior slightly darkened but clean throughout with a few tears to a couple of the folding maps. Minimal foxing and dampstaining to endpapers of volume three. A very presentable copy of this monumental work.

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      Longman, Brown, Green, London 1856 - Octavo (4-7/8" x 7-3/4") in original blindstamped blue cloth. Illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece and a hand-colored folding map. Complete with half-title page. Slight fraying along spine edges. Near Fine, and very scarce in this condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers. by Francis L. Hawks.

      Government Printing Office 1856 - 3 volumes. Thick 4to. A.O.P. Nicolson, 1856. U.S. Navy, Blue cloth. Original boards. Spines rebacked. Vol. 2 & 3 has modern blue cloth spine. Hand colored pictures. 537 pp.; 414 pp. + fac-simile [sic] of original treay with Japan + index (XI) + rear fold out maps; 705 pp.Partial damp stain to vol. 1. Numerous woodcuts, fold out maps and charts. Hill 230-231; Sabin 30968 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Under the Command of Commodore M C Perry of the United States Navy. Vols. I and II [of three volumes]

      A O P Nicholson, Washington 1856 - xvii, 537pp; 414pp, xi. Vol. I with 88 [of 89] colour plates including two folding facsimiles of Japanese paintings. Additional folding maps. Vol. II with chromolithographic plates (natural history), and 16 charts, plus two folding maps. This edition of does not include the suppressed 'nude bathing scene'. The two volumes of the American expedition to China and Japan refer to the period which saw the beginnings of international relations between the two major powers. Profusely illustrated with drawings which display all aspects of the Orient from a Western perspective.Volume two contains a facsimile of the original treaty with Japan. G : in good condition. Covers rubbed with wear to leather spines and fading to lower edges of front cover of vol. II. Both vols. with stamp and bookplate of the Cruising Library Association. Some mild browning to pages and sporadic light foxing [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 1852-4, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy. Volume I Only.

      Beverley Tucker, Washington, CT. 1856 - .xvii, 1(errata), 537pp., 89 LITHOGRAPHS - 3 COLOR, 2 FOLDING( facsimiles of Japanese woodblock prints), AND 6 MAPS( 2 folding). NUMEROUS WOODCUT ENGRAVINGS.FIRST EDITION.BEVERLEY TUCKER, SENATE PRINTER'S EDITION(SCARCE).CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S.ALL PLATES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN.Rebacked with fascsimile spine label. Binding tight with original boards. "Nude Bather's" plate not present and not originally included in this volume. Volume weighs in excess of 7lbs. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.,

      New York, Appleton, 1856 - VII + 624 Seiten Mit zahlr. Textholzst., Holzstichtafeln und 11 eingef. Karten. Späterer Halbledereinband im Stil der Zeit, marmorierter Schnitt. Vorderer Vorsatz mit Blindprägestempel "S. C. Griggs & Co. Publishers / Chicago". Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. die Seiten altersbedingt gegilbt und stellenweise braunfleckig. Dekoratives Exemplar in altersbedingt gutem Zustand ! A34a.004 Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA or, An Exploration of Harar. Edited By His Wife, Isabel Burton

      London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1856 - First edition. With four color lithographed plates, two maps, and seven illustrations in the text. 8vo, original red-orange cloth gilt lettered on the spine and decorated in blind on the covers, expertly and sympathetically rebacked retaining the original spine. xli, 648, 24 ads. A very good copy with the inevitable age mellowing. AN IMPORTANT BURTON FIRST EDITION and a seminal work of Africana recording Burton's first expedition into Somalia. His purpose was to explore the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, "a city whose walls no European had ever penetrated," as well as to gather information about the headwaters of the Nile. He travelled in the same disguise that took him to Mecca, as Haji Mirza Abdullah, an Arab merchant. It was on this expedition that Burton was first joined by John Speke, at the suggestion of James Outram. Speke originally abetted Burton's plans in Somalia, but differences quickly arose between the two, and Speke over the years became Burton's great nemesis, taking credit for discovering the Nile and deprecating Burton's efforts in every sphere. On this journey, despite the success of the primary objective, Lieut. Stroyan died and Burton received the famous spear wound to his face during an attack by Somalis while encamped on the beach at Berberah. Burton’s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is enlightening on many levels. He was the first European to enter Mecca, first to explore Somaliland, and first to discover the great lakes of Central Africa. A prolific writer, he published 43 volumes on exploration and travel, two volumes of poetry, over a hundred articles and 143 pages of autobiography. He translated sixteen volumes of The Arabian Nights, six volumes of Portuguese literature, two volumes of Latin poetry, and four volumes of folklore (Neapolitan, African and Hindu). His occupations included; soldier, writer, explorer, foreign emissary, translator and linguist, sword fighter, ethnographer and archaeologist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856. . First edition, 8vo, xl, (ii), 648, 24 advertisement pp. 4 fine coloured lithographs and 2 maps, the plates with some mostly marginal soiling, original endpapers with advertisements bound in. Modern red half morocco, black spine label. A famous account of Burton’s journey to Harrar in Somalia, disguised as an Arab merchant. Lacking Appendix IV as is common, which due to its discussion of female circumcision was omitted during the print run. Penzer pp. 60-63.

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        OHIO; BLEEDING KANSAS; RECONSTRUCTION]. A contemporary scrapbook of news clippings from 1856, 1857 and 1868.

      n.p., n.p. 1856 - This quarto-sized scrapbook, in green cloth over boards, was manufactured c. 1850 by Eayrs & Fairbanks, No. 133 Washington St., Boston. It is about half full of contemporary news clippings, affixed with paste. The scrapbooker did not comment on them, with the exception of one instruction to "See the loose piece."The first 40 pages are from 1856-1857. The majority of articles deal with slavery, especially political events in the Kansas Territory ("Bleeding Kansas"), the Dred Scott Case and President James Buchanan. The first clipping is from Feb. 9, 1856 and details a pro-slavery meeting in Missouri, addressed by David Atchison. The last clipping in this section is from April 24, 1857 and reports on Stanton's speech at Lawrence, Kansas.After a break of three blank pages, the scrapbook resumes with news of Reconstruction from June 30, 1868. There are 6 more pages of eclectica: political news clippings interspersed with a poem by Whittier and advice on How to Keep the Feet Dry.While the scrapbook is unsigned, it can be tentatively identified with the Orton family since the last page contains an 1868 20th reunion announcement from the Hamilton College class of 1848, along with 1868 clippings from southwestern Ohio newspapers including the Springfield (Ohio) Republic. The only surviving member of that class residing near the Dayton-Springfield area is Prof. Edward Orton [Sr.], Yellow Springs, OH, where he was president of Antioch College. The 1850s clippings come mostly from New York newspapers, particularly the Tribune, and the Orton family was living in Chester (Orange County), NY at that time.Orton went on to become the first President of the Ohio State University from 1873 to 1881.The scrapbook is in fair condition; the pages and paper have held up remarkably well. However the spine is mostly detached, and the binding is weak at several signatures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart : with all his introductions and notes [Waverley novels - complete in 5 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, [1853-1856] - Physical desc.: 5 v : illus., frontis. (port), facsims ; 25 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir (1771-1832) - Waverley novels. Scottish literature - 19th century. Added illus. title page to each volume. Title pages for vols. 1, 3, 4 & 5 dated 1856; vol. 2 t-p.: 1855. Frontis. (port.) of author to volume 1. 2nd edition in this form, originally published: Edinburgh : Robert Cadell, 1843-1847. Text in double columns. Waverley novels were originally published between 1814-1831. Volume 4 includes The Keepsake Stories: My Aunt Margaret's mirror; The tapestried chamber; Death of the Laird's jock. Glossary: v. 5, p. 829-847. Contents: v.l. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Rob Roy. Old Mortality. -- v. 2. The black dwarf. Legend of Montrose. Heart of Mid-Lothian . Bride of Lammermoor. Ivanhoe. The monastery. --v. 3. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The pirate. The fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the peak. --v. 4. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well. Red gauntlet. The bethrothed. The talisman. The two drovers. My Aunt Margaret's mirror. The tapestried chamber. Death of the Laird's jock. --v. 5. Woodstock. The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The surgeon's daughter . Castle dangerous. Good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled leather labels to spines with raised bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and slightly worn as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Phillips, Sampson & Company., Boston. 1856 - . FIRST STATE.TWO VOLUME SET. Vol. I: [vi, 329, +6pp of ads.]. Vol. II: [v, 370pp]. Brown cloth covered boards decoratively stamped, gilt lettering on spine. "Dred" was Stowe's second novel and although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, it was ultimately less popular. "The response to Stowe's first work greatly impacted her second anti-slavery novel. Uncle Tom's Cabin drew criticism from abolitionists and African-American authors for the passive martyrdom of Uncle Tom and endorsement of colonization as the solution to slavery. Dred, by contrast, introduces a black revolutionary character who is presented as an heir to the American revolution rather than a problem to be expatriated.". Light scattered foxing to Vol.I.Bindings tight. Minimal shelf wear. Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erdumsegelung der Königl. Schwedischen Fregatte Eugenie. In den Jahren 1851 bis 1853 ausgeführt unter dem Befehl des Commandeur-Capitains C. A. Virgin. Nach der amtlichen von C. Skogman redigirten Ausgabe übersetzt von Anton von Etzel. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Berlin, Janke 1856 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Mendelssohn IV, 221; Engelmann 99; Hunnewell 71; Du Rietz 1197; Borba de Moraes II, 816. - Seltenes Reisewerk. - The Swedish frigate Eugenie called at Rio (p. 28-39). To illustrate the account of the exepedition's visit to the city there is a black and white plate showing a view of Botafogo and a coloured plate of a Mulatin filling a barrel beside a fountain. (Borba de Mopraes). - Die Tafeln zeigen Landschaften, Eingeborene in typischer Tracht, sowie eine Ansicht der alten Missionskirche in San Francisco. - Mit 17 (v. 20) farblithogr. Tafeln, 3 lithogr. mehrf. gefalt. (1 farb.) Karten u. 4 Holzstichtafeln, sowie mit einigen Holzstichen im Text. - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und teils stockfleckig; Titel mit mehrf. Bibliotheksstempeln und Nummernvermerk; Rückenbezug leicht berieben VIII, 304; VI, 306 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Portrait photographique

      - FREUD Sigmund (1856-1939), médecin et psychanalyste. Freud photographié à Londres en juin 1938 avec sa fille Anna et le docteur Ernest Jones. Il vient de rejoindre la capitale britannique fuyant le régime nazi. Freud mourut d¿un cancer en septembre 1939. Tirage argentique postérieur utilisé le 22 mai 1956 (date tamponné). 2 petites traces de calage de l¿image sur la marge blanche haute aux fins de reproduction Dimensions : H 19,9 x L 23,4 cm. Rare.

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      New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856. - Twelve leaves letterpress text. Ten lithographic prints: one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas; nine views by Heine (two of them chromolithographed, seven printed in two colors on india paper mounted); all printed by Sarony & Co. Folio. Original wrappers bound into 20th-century three- quarter maroon morocco and paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. Near fine. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, probably the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves.none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" - Introduction. Copies were produced tinted on regular paper, as in the present copy, and handcolored. The plates are numbered and titled as follow: [1) portrait of Perry] 2) "Macao from Penha Hill" 3) "Whampoa Pagoda" 4) "Old China Street, Canton" 5) "Kung-kwa at On- na, Lew-Chew" 6) "Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama [sic]" 7) "Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda" 8) "Street and bridge at Simoda" 9) "Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda" 10) "Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge" Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. BENNETT, p.53. McGRATH 123.

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        John A MacDonald initialed and written address on cover Toronto May 1856 with legal resolution document content, (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation)

      1856 - WHEN JOHN A. MACDONALD WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA WEST Authentic original May 6 1856 cover and legal contents with signed initials and address in hand. Both sides of cover and initials with document contents inclosed. Stampless government official free rate, signed with JAMD AG initials in LL corner. (AG =Attorney General of Canada West) Addressed to: J Linton Esq , Clerk of the Peace, Stratford , CW. Postmarked: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY CANADA MAY 6 1856 (located at Toronto) Pence issues period stampless cover with contents. Size of cover as is: 8 1/4" x 4 1/4" Laid blue paper.(reduced from a 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" original stationery envelope--similar in size to a modern no 10 envelope). Envelope is reduced by approximately 1 1/4" (32mm) at right where opened. 2 horizontal creases across the entire in lower portion. Several closed tears at top (incl 20mm to right of postmark, 15mm in center); Torn Back flap. Backstamped: Stratford MY 7 1856.The Legislative Assembly was located at Toronto, Canada West in the old Parliament of Upper Canada Buildings facing Front Street ,east of Simcoe St and west of John St. John A MacDonald's Attorney General's office was located in the old York Hospital building in the block Northwest of King St and John St where this document and or its contents would likely have originated (today's location of the Bell Lightbox film center and the Festival condominium tower). , CONTENTS: (Original printed document by the Queen's Printer) 'Resolutions to be moved in the Committee of the Whole by the Hon. Mr. Attorney General Macdonald on Wednesday the 7th of May 1856' (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation) CONDITION NOTES FOR DOCUMENT CONTENTS: some separation along the folds. Writing Docketing appears to be by Stratford County Court clerk's office at time of receipt. , 18 days later on May 24 1856, John A MacDonald became the most powerful politician in Canada for the first time. On that date he assumed the leadership of the conservatives and the position as joint premier of Canada.In 1856 as the member of Parliament for Kingston and Attorney General for Canada West, John A MacDonald rose for the first time to the most powerful position in Canadian politics replacing Allan McNab on May 24 as the Canada West joint Premier of the Province of Canada. (The Province of Canada was made up of what is today Ontario and Quebec) MacDonald's rise to leader followed heated debates and disagreements during April and May including within his own party's coalition. One of the notable disagreements in those months was regarding the frequent moving of the Legislature among cities. The assembly was deadlocked in disagreement for choosing a future location for the capital. It was at McDonald's urging, a new procedure that involved asking Queen Victoria to choose, that lead to the permanent choice of Ottawa in 1857. The events of the winter-spring legislative session of 1856 at Toronto were the beginning of Macdonald's permanent position as head of the conservatives. No doubt the course was now set for Canada's formation as an independent country under the dominant influence of Canada's foremost Father of Confederation.Sir John A MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891. He was Attorney General of Canada West from 1854 to 1858, 1858 to 1862 and from 1864 to 1867. [Attributes: First Edition]

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