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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING, CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING |A

      Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. Bookbinding. 12mo. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual (Mejer 1950; Appleton 83; Brenni no. 39-for the first edition). Preface, table of contents, introduction, glossary of technical terms, index. Advertisements of other works by the publisher follow text. Frontispiece. Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James B. Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but he lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and he was well qualified to write a practical manual on the subject of bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first such practical manual written in the United States. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by early American bookbinder tool makers Gaskill, Cooper, and Fry. The section on marbling (pp. 83-103) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough's manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce in first edition. Covers lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Pencil notations on pastdowns.

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        Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1856 Vols I and IV of 'The Works of Miss Austen' (so titled on spines). Half titles, additional engr. titles. Orig. purple bead-grained cloth, gilt by Westleys a little rubbed. WITH: 4pp ALS from W. C. Macready to his daughter, Cecilia Benventura, later wife of Frederick O'Bryen Horsford, pinned to leading free endpaper of Sense and Sensibility and her ownership signatures in both volumes.See Gilson, page 229 for this reprinted set of the five 'Standard Novels'; the fact that it is a set is only indicated on the spines. The long, affectionate, ALS, June 3rd 1865, Wellington Square, Cheltenham, 58 lines on 4pp, is from the great actor and friend of Dickens, William Charles Macready, 1793-1873, commending Austen to his daughter when she was 18, two years before her marriage. 'My own most darling Butty ... I would not send this little volume without a word or two ... I promised to send it to you and shall take the opportunities as they may offer of forwarding you other volumes of Miss Austin's (sic) works. I do not know better teachers, than they are, to the young for the minds' regulation and the formation of manners. The style is simple and lucid, and the satire keen and instructive.' Macready refers at length to Pride and Prejudice: '... unless you read these stories to think upon them - to picture the characters before you - to draw a moral from them, and make examples to yourself from them - seeing in others what would be repulsive in yourself, I may as well keep the books at home. There is one called Sense and Sensibility, which if you have not got, and are unable to get, I shall (D.V.) send out to you. In it is a character, Elinor, that I should most particularly commend to your attention ...' and compares her favourably to her sister Marianne. 'Elizabeth learns wisdom, as you will see in Pride and Prejudice, and becomes happy by growing wise.' Macready refers to his daughter Katie 'correcting her proof sheets' and preparing for a visit to Glasgow and sends a 'kiss and a hug' from Baby ... 'God for ever bless you, my own darling, darling Butty ... your truly affectionate father W.C. Macready'.

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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING, CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING.|A

      Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. 12mo. original blind-stamped brown cloth; author, title, and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual (Mejer 1950; Appleton 83; Brenni no. 39-for the first edition). Preface, table of contents, introduction, glossary of technical terms, index. Advertisements of other works by the publisher follow text. Frontispiece. Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James B. Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but he lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and he was well qualified to write a practical manual on the subject of bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first such practical manual written in the United States. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by early American bookbinder tool makers Gaskill, Cooper, and Fry. The section on marbling (pp. 83-103) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough's manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce in first edition. Covers lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Pencil notations on pastdowns.

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        ALS on letter sheet showing Rundle Street Adelaide South Australia

      Manuscript in ink on a letter-sheet with an engraved view of Rundle Street by S.T. Gill. 4to. Bifolium. Old folds, a closed tear to final leaf repaired, but very good. Adelaide, July 27

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        Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley: Containing Details of his Conduct as School-Boy, Medical-Student, Racing-Man, and Poisoner; with Original Letters of William and Anne Palmer, and other Authentic Documents.

      Ward and Lock, London., 1856. First edition. Octavo. 136 pages. Illustrations. Recently bound in full tan leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, original yellow wrappers preserved. One of the most notorious cases of the time.Together with: The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer, for Poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 184 pages. Illustrations. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with The Great Convent Case: Saurin v. Star & Kennedy. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, [1869]. Together with: The Queen v. Palmer, Verbatim Report of The Trial of William Palmer at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London, May 14, and following days, 1856, before Lord Campbell, Mr. Justice Cresswell, and Mr. Baron Alderson. J. Allan, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 326 pages. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with a second copy of the Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley. Three volumes, all fine.

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        Wanderings Among the High Alps

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856. Inscribed on free endpaper '' Rev C. Kingsley with the authors respects '' Inscribed on fixed endpaper '' Eversley Rectory 1857 ''. Collation, xviii, [1pp errata]384pp, illustrated frontis. Bound in original publishers embossed green cloth. Rebacked, retaining most on the original spine, cloth lightly rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, light spotting to frontis, title. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Kirtland's Owl

      J.B. Lippincott & Co 1856 - Ornithologist, businessman, and accomplished taxonomist, John Cassin named nearly 200 birds during his life as a lithographer and observer of birds in the 19th century. Paper dimensions: 7 ¼” x 10 ½” Medium: Chromolithograph [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arctic Explorations. The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.

      Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, 1856 - 2 volumes, octavo ( 220 × 140 mm). Original dark brown wave-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative blind frames to boards, enclosing blind ship vignettes to front, brown coated endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed, spine of vol. 1 rolled, closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, clean and fresh in the original cloth, with particularly rich impressions of the plates. With engraved vignette titles, engraved portrait frontispieces of Kane and Grinnell from Brady daguerreotypes, 18 engraved plates with tissue guards, 3 maps, one of them folding, folding isothermal chart, and numerous wood engravings in the text. First edition, first state, the folding map without "Kane Sea" labelling the expanse between Smith Strait and Kennedy Channel: the appellation was inserted only after an American historian of Arctic exploration, Colonel Peter Force, wrote to the publishers demonstrating that Kane's discovery of the strait had been suppressed (see Elder, Biography of Elisha Kent Kane, pp. 229-30); copies also noted in a variant binding with the ship vignettes in gilt. "In a brief life of thirty-six years, mostly in ill health, Elisha Kent participated in two Arctic expeditions and by the time of his death in 1857 was regarded as a true American hero and one of the nation's most popular authors Little went right in the second expedition [but] there were many notable achievements The discoveries of Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, a record north of 80° 10'N, and the sighting of the Humboldt Glacier were important firsts for Kane The book became enormously popular (135,000 copies sold within three years), being marketed at trade shows and sold door to door, and often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination on America's bedside reading tables" (Books on Ice). This is an especially handsome copy of one of the great American polar books. Books on Ice 3.9; Howgego III K3; NMM I 924; Sabin 37001. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la pièce de théâtre "Mario"

      1856 - - 1856, 16x24,5cm, 14 feuillets in-4. - Exceptionnel manuscrit autographe original de la pièce de théâtre Mario écrite par George Sand et jouée au théâtre de sa propriété de Nohant. D'une écriture ronde, avec quelques passages biffés et quelques indications au crayon. 14 feuillets écrits à l'encre bleue, entourés de leur couverture originale en papier bis, portant le titre calligraphié sur le plat supérieur et l'indication Comédie en deux tableaux, ainsi que la cote "N°63 D". Cette ébauche théâtrale des Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Doré fut jouée dans l'intimité du « grand théâtre de Nohant » par les proches de George Sand. Le théâtre, installé en 1849, rythmait la vie des hôtes de Nohant, qui étaient à la fois concepteurs, acteurs et spectateurs de cette grande entreprise d'expérimentation théâtrale. L'écriture et les premières représentations de cette pièce marquent une période de véritable renaissance de ce « théâtre de famille », dont l'activité avait quasiment cessé avec la mort la petite-fille de Sand, survenue le 13 janvier 1855. A l'automne 1856, Nohant sort d'un long deuil et son théâtre est fortement rénové - on pose un perron, et Bolard peint de somptueux décors. Une nouvelle saison théâtrale début le 8 septembre, les costumes de la pièce sont minutieusement préparés par les membres de la maisonnée et la pièce est jouée pour la première fois le 27 septembre 1856, puis le 30, et une dernière fois le 27 octobre. Affectée par le succès très mitigé de trois pièces en début d'année, Sand s'éloigne des scènes professionnelles - son adaptation de Comme il vous plaira de Shakespeare au Théâtre-Français fut quasiment interrompue après la première représentation. Le théâtre de Nohant se tourne alors vers un public d'initiés, d'amis, où l'improvisation tient une haute place, et qui n'a plus le rôle de « théâtre laboratoire » pour les scènes parisiennes, comme il l'a été pour tant de célèbres pièces sandiennes dans les années 1840. Cette comédie chevaleresque, récit des aventures de Mario, fils d'un vieux marquis sous le règne de Louis XIII est fortement inspirée d'une anecdote contée dans une de ses lectures, L'Histoire du Berry de Louis Raynal. Mario est donc un témoignage unique des comédies et vaudevilles qui se jouaient pour les habitués de la propriété berrichonne - une ébauche, un « scénario » comme mentionné dans son Agenda, dans lequel brillent des comédiens amateurs. Sand indique les noms des protagonistes sur le premier feuillet : son fils Maurice joue le vieux marquis d'Angis, devenu de marquis de Bois-Doré dans le roman ; Marie Luguet, petite-fille de Marie Dorval et âgée de 12 ans, campe magistralement le rôle de Mario (Sand appellera même la fillette « Mario » dans ses lettres); la méchante gouvernante Clorinde est sans doute jouée par sa mère ; le bohémien joué par Manceau, l'amant de Sand. Le manuscrit, qui tient parfois plus du roman que de la pièce de théâtre, dresse un descriptif de chaque scène, agrémenté de quelques dialogues. De nombreux repentirs sont biffés d'un épais revers de plume de la main de l'auteure, tandis que son fils Maurice scande le texte en scènes numérotées de 1 à 12, et complète au crayon dialogues (« Ah ! dit Algénib, Mr d'Angis n'at-t-il pas renvoyé le maître d'armes ? ») et didascalies (« Il sort avec Mario qui pleure »). La saynète - l'une des plus pittoresque jouées à Nohant - eut selon George Sand un « grandissime succès » (Agendas, 27 septembre 1856). Sand s'attellera en décembre de la même année à la rédaction des Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Doré et en approfondira la trame historique - les guerres de religion, le grand Condé, Louis XIII, Richelieu. Le roman lui-même sera plus tard adapté au théâtre par Paul Meurice, et inauguré en 1862 à L'Ambigu-Comique. Sand offrira son dernier grand rôle à son vieil ami le comédien Paul Bocage qui donnera une interprétation remarquée de Sylvain de Bois-Doré (inspiré du personnage du vieux marquis d'Augis dans le présent manuscrit). Rare et précieux té [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        COMMODORE PERRY'S [FIRST] EXPEDITION TO JAPAN.

      New York 1856, Harper. Extracted article, new black cloth, very good, 38 woodcut illustrations of the crew & sights of Loo Choo & Japan, his first and second visits, minor foxing, last 2 pages in facsimile. S C A R C E This article was the first major primary report on For the first and historic time the American public got a new insight to Japan. It discussed the Japanese, their customs, fashion and life style. Fascinating ! This article covers the Expedition's impressions of Yokohama, Hakodate, Loo-Choo, Bonin Islands, the capitol city of Yedo [Tokyo] &c. With some woodcuts done after Brady photographs. This article provides early insight into America's perception of Japan & the Japanese in the mid-19th century. Nicely illustrated text showing the strange most unusual objects used in Japan, as well as portraits of the people, their dwellings, utensils, shrines, ports. With many views of Loo-Choo or Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa], their people and villages. Also covers the historic first and second diplomatic visits of Americans to Japan & Okinawa. An historical document, nicely illustrated with many drawings & sketch of Perry & other period illustrations and drawings. Perry [1794-1858] was an American naval office, who commanded the expedition that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837, he took command with the rank of captain. He was promoted to commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four ships into Tokyo Bay and presented representatives of the Emperor with the text of a proposed commercial and friendship treaty. To give the reluctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in February 1854. The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors shipwrecked in Japanese territory, that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate be opened to U.S. commerce. Perry's mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation, a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. .

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        THE TRANS-CAUCASIAN CAMPAIGN OF THE TURKISH ARMY UNDER OMAR PASHA. Personal Narrative by Laurence Oliphant.

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1856 - xxviii, 234 pages of text. Hardcover half-leather binding with marbled boards; moderate rubbing to extremities, and spine is darkened, sunned and crackling, with missing spine labels. Interior is in excellent condition, with minor browing to edges of several pages, and previous owner's name handwritten neatly on verso of title page "Owen F. Aldis." Contains four tinted (colored) lithograph plates, a small fold-out map (slightly mis-folded), and a large fold-out map following text. Plates protected with original tissue guard and are unfoxed and without blemish or defect. Military History. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lake Ngami; Or, Explorations and Discoveries, during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856 - Large octavo. Original brown cloth, skilfully recased and relined, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to spine and covers, hippopotamus vignette gilt to front cover, rhinoceros vignette gilt to rear, edges untrimmed. Bookplate of collector Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown. Cloth slightly lifting along a few short sections of front joint, a few repaired splits to cloth at spine-ends, light wear to bumped tips, frontispiece foxed, variable, lighter spotting to other plates and facing text-leaves, short closed tear to map stub touching frame only. A very good copy. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 similar plates, folding map, wood-engravings to the text First edition of Andersson's first book, a "famous early volume of African sport and travel a cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century" (Czech). "Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of these countries is absolutely unequalled. Many exciting hunting adventures are depicted by pen and pencil, and the author obtained a great insight into the curious customs of the natives and their rulers" (Mendelssohn). The lively plates depict the pursuit of hippopotamus, eland, kudu, oryx, ostriches, lion, and other big game; the American edition, published the same year, was in a smaller format and reproduced these images as illustrations within the letterpress. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849 and joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa, "an area which was, at that time, largely unknown to Europeans" (ODNB). The expedition set out in 1850, landed at Walvis Bay, modern Namibia, and eventually reached Tounobis on the border with Botswana. Galton left in 1851, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1853 he set out to cross the desert to Lake Ngami (now no more than a seasonal marsh), taking a circuitous route via Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. After reaching the lake he continued 60 miles further north in search of the Okavango but was obliged to turn back, returning the following year via more settled districts. He published his account during a two-year return visit to England. He later managed the Walvis Bay Mining Company, before selling up in 1864 in order to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, during which conflict he received a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later. Czech pp. 6-7; Howgego IV A19; Mendelssohn I p. 41; SABIB I p. 65; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Récit historique exact et sincère par mer et par terre de quatre voyages

      First and only edition. With lithographic portrait frontispiece, map and eight other plates. 8vo. Contemporary quarter green calf over green pebble-grain cloth, gilt titling to spine, upper board stamped with name of original owner, gilt stamp of anchor on lower board. Minor wear to extremities and head of spine. A very good copy. [i]-xii, [16], xiii-xx, 871, [1]blank pp. Versailles, M. Gendrin,

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        The History of the United States of North America, from the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day (3 volumes)

      New York and London: George Virtue & Co. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [1856], title page undated, preface by B.B. Woodward dated June, 1856. Steel engravings by various artists. Three volumes, covering the following (per Woodwards' preface): "The first volume narrates the discovery and colonization of the country, and the earlier and more momentous disputes respecting the possession of it...The second volume contains the history of the Administration of Washington, John Adams, and Jefferson, and of the Home Affairs of Madison's Administration...And the third volume traces the progress and fortunes of the Great Republic of the West, from "the Second War [i.e., the War of 1812]," down to our own times...". Woodward goes on to make it clear that he is not writing from the perspective of any one political party, which was at the time often done as in 1856 national debate was heated over the impending succession of the Southern States and the ensuing Civil War. *** DESCRIPTION: Our set has all three frontispiece plates. All plates called for are present, including the folding map of North America, which is in near fine condition with no tears and only one unintended crease. In addition in Volume I there are three plates present not called for as follows: (i) facing page 54, The Narrows, Lake George; (ii) facing page 343, John Hancock; and (iii) facing page 454, Trenton Falls. With the three extra plates, there is a total of 90 plates plus the folding map. Binding is red leather, both front and back boards are elaborately tooled with a gilt border both ruled and containing a floral design, with a bald eagle perched on an branch with wings outstretched. Spines have five raised bands with gilt in each compartment: an eagle over a floral decoration in compartments 1, 3, 5 and 6, the title in compartment 2, the Volume number in compartment 4, and the name "Robert Morgan" at the tail of the spine. All edges speckled with red, chocolate brown endpapers. Pagination: Volume I - 698 pages, Volume II - 720 pages, Volume III - 726 pages. *** CONDITION: All three volumes are very good to near fine overall. All three have been rebound with (it appears to us) the original spines laid down and the original boards attached to new spines, likely the endpapers are new as well. Internally all three volumes are near fine with solid hinges, strong, square text blocks, minimal foxing, all plates have tissue guards present with the exception of two (Yale College and the Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence), there is some light browning to the opposite pages of these two. Only two pages that we saw have the slightest tears, not extending into the text, all other pages appear to be in fine condition. The folding map of North America is particularly lovely with hand-coloring and steel engravings of Polar Bears, Hunting of the Buffalo, Indian Chiefs, and Niagara Falls among other scenes. *** POSTAGE: Please note that this is a heavy set and therefore additional postage will apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        On The Study Of Words

      Redfield, New Work 1856 - Octavo, 236pp, gilt title and design on spine. Minor wear on boards. Custom made slipcase with marbled boards, gilt title on slipcase spine. Book signed by President James A. Garfield on the front flyleaf. Bookplate from his library on front paste down. Inscription reads: "J.A. Garfield - Hiram 1957" Bookplate reads: "''Inter Folia Fructus [Among the Leaves, Fruit] / Library of / James A. Garfield / No. 46.b." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        This View of H. M. Steam Frigate "Geyser", when off Mt. Edgecombe, Is with his permission, dedicated to Sir John Barrow. Bart. Secretary of the.

      Artist: Hunt C; issued in: London; date: ca 1856 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 44 x 60,5; - description: Decorative view of H.M. Steam Frigate ; Geysir; Painted from Knell and issued from Ackermann. ;This print shows the frigate sailing in front of a point of land (Mt. Edgecombe in the Kwazula Natal district of South Africa) on which stands a fort. A smaller ship sails behind the Geyser. Sir John Barrow was Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. Previous to that he had lived in South Africa for a time and journeyed into the interior. He was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society, the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences. Painted from Knell, issued by Ackermann ; Co.

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        WAE YANG JIN EIGHT MONTHS' JOURNAL KEPT ON BOARD ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S SLOOPS OF

      - London 1856, Longman. Blue pebbled cloth, gold-stamped,126p. 15 b.w. engravings, blind-samped covers, with decoration of a Chinese on the front cover,very clean, solid complete copy 12.5 x 20 cm., slight bump to corners. FIRST & ONLY EDITION The unofficial record of visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island, Okinawa and Japan on a British sloop by Master Royal Navy Alfred L. Holloran, beginning 1849. * This is an early primary resource on Shanghai and Pootoo Island, Okinawa, and Japan before the official opening of Japan to the world. * With personal comments by the ship's Master. The book was written in diary form, with superb examples of what and who he saw, who he met, with valuable commentaries on the Chinese and Japanese, their strange customs and their curiosity about foreigners. *** The sloop spent many weeks and several visits to Shanghai, Pootoo Island and at Ningpo anchorage. The Master tells of his walking visit to various stores, restaurants and hunting activities in the Sowchow Creek area, Woosung and the Yang-tse-Kiang River. His fascinating invitation by Chinese to join in eating lunch, and his reaction to Chinese food. *** ABOUT SHANGHAE: On page 49-50, the author states of Shanghai: . "There can be no doubt that in a few years Shanghae will become the greatest emporium of foreign trade in China, for it is the principal seaport of the province of Kiangsu. But although its prospects are promising, the city itself is but small, its walls being only about three miles in circuit, whilst those of Ningpo are above five. The streets of Shanghae are dirty and confined, and in the hot months, August and September when the thermometer is usually above 90 degrees, it becomes exceedingly unhealthy." *** NINGPO: In May 1849, they anchored off Chihi on the way to Ningpo. With burial of a dead shipmate ashore, Joss house, a Chinese theatre, with full-page illustration and a very nice description. He also discusses his meeting with an American Medical Missionry at Ningpo, Dr. M'Carthy. He enjoyed the "guided tour of Ningpo" with the doctor who was fluent in Chinese, as the kind doctor pointed out and explained things to him. Including a translated visit to the Chinese bow & arrow maker's street, [p.58], with a nice illustration and description of the Chinese bow and the weight needed to pull it. Later the Master and his shipmates visite other tradesmen and watched the Chinese at work on needle-makers, ivory cutters, turners, shoe-makers, mat-makers, paper-stainers, cotton dressers, blacksmiths,braziers and "a hundred other artizans , all at work." Lastly they all ascended the famous Ningpo Pagoda. And the nearby Joss hous where a religious ceremony for ancestors was underway. A visit to Joss statue carver's shop. Tobacco water-pipe shop and lots of tea shops. *** PREPARATION FOR THE HISTORIC VOYAGE TO JAPAN: While the ship anchored in Shanghai a young Japanese named Otokichi [see p.74] was engaged as the ship's translator, and brought back to Japan. Through Otokichi's ability to speak English the English sloop gained entry to several Japanese ports, including Shimoda. . There is an excellent full-page engraving of their British Sloop being towed out of Shimoda harbor by a large number of Japanese row boats [p.93]. . A lovely record of visits to other Japanese ports, and substantial discussion of Japanese Samurai,their two swords, clothing and customs. Their objections to the foreigners debarking their ships without Samurai to observe. Visit to Ouraga [Uraga], and the surrounding of their sloop all night by Japanese vessels with large lanterns mounted to assuer no foreigners escaped into Japan ! * While the sloop was visited other ports and also Shimoda, Captain Halloran's crew mapped the ports & harbors. At the order of the Samurai, the ship was towed out of Shimoda harbor by some 56 small oar powered Japanese boats. They then returned to Shanghaie [sic] and Woosung Via Nagasaki. . "On several occasions Captain permitted the Japanese

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers or half blue slip or pink inserts other wise it is complete , excellent drawing of Lillywhite. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed just a small oddity to the first page as it is bound in well but has a crease right next to the spine. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Lowell Mass

      Artist: Endicott-Bachelder JB; issued in: New York; date: ca 1856 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: gouache; - condition: Mounted on linnen, paper breakage restored on lower margin and upper print; - size (in cm): 59 x 91,5; - description: Splendourfully and very decorativ total view of the city of Lowell at the Merrimack River in Massachusetts.Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles, Lowell is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston in what was once the farming community of East Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The so-called Boston Associates, including Nathan Appleton and Patrick Tracy Jackson of the Boston Manufacturing Company, named the new mill town after their visionary leader, Francis Cabot Lowell,who had died five years before its 1823 incorporation. As Lowell's population grew, it acquired more land from neighboring towns, and diversified into a full-fledged urban center. Many of the men who composed the labor force for constructing the canals and factories had immigrated from Ireland, escaping the poverty and Potato Famines of the 1830s and 1840s. The mill workers, young single women called Mill Girls, generally came from the farm families of New England.By the 1850s, Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy.The city continued to thrive as a major industrial center during the 19th century, attracting more migrant workers and immigrants to its mills. Its nickname was Mill City or Spindle City.

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        THE TRANS-CAUCASIAN CAMPAIGN OF THE TURKISH ARMY UNDER OMAR PASHA Personal Narrative by Laurence Oliphant

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1856. xxviii, 234 pages of text. Hardcover half-leather binding with marbled boards; moderate rubbing to extremities, and spine is darkened, sunned and crackling, with missing spine labels. Interior is in excellent condition, with minor browing to edges of several pages, and previous owner's name handwritten neatly on verso of title page "Owen F. Aldis." Contains four tinted (colored) lithograph plates, a small fold-out map (slightly mis-folded), and a large fold-out map following text. Plates protected with original tissue guard and are unfoxed and without blemish or defect. Military History. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Harbours of England. Engraved by Thomas Lupton, from the original drawings by J.M.W. Turner, with illustrative text by J. Turner. London, E. Gambart

      1856 - First Edition. Folio, 53, [1]pp, original red moire cloth, with J. Ruskin's compliments [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Here and there in Portugal. Notes of the Present and the Past (Zaehnsdorf fine binding)

      Bell and Daldy, 1856. Fine Binding. Collectible; Good. Fine Binding; English language; No jacket; First Edition; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; ... potentially unique first edition in beautiful Zaehnsdorf red and gold fine binding of what seems to be a very scarce book; the full-bound red leather has tooled gilt patterns on both boards and spine; some very light bumping to corners and a little rubbing to the edges of the leather at the top end; slight 25 mm or so crack to top of front board/spine join; all page edges have gilded patterns; silk endpapers; there are (different) gilt stamped designs on front and rear boards which, according to the online scan of a first edition copy in the National Library in Lisbon, are related to Portugal and were also on the original cloth edition; pages clean with only an occasional foxing mark; the book finishes at page 216 and the cloth edition then has a large number of pages advertising other Bell & Daldy publications - these pages are absent from this volume and instead there are 29 leaves with original contemporaneous reviews of the book clipped from newspapers and magazines and very neatly pasted onto the leaves (only on one side); some reviews are short while others cover several pages, alas the sources of the reviews are not identified (but the fifth review is clipped from 'The Spectator' of 1st March 1856). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      Brooklyn, NY: [Published for the Author by Fowler and Wells], 1856. iv,[5]-384,[1]pp. Small octavo. Original dark grayish-green cloth, stamped in blind, spine decorated, and upper board lettered, in gilt. Portrait. Neatly rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down (slightly dull, and with shallow losses at crown and toe, with attendant strengthening to inner hinges), early pencil signature on free endsheet, followed by a neat ink paraph, same early, small ink last name in upper fore-corner of title, usual slight tanning to paper and a few formerly turned down corners, otherwise a very good copy. Folding cloth slipcase. Second edition (only printing), expanded by the addition of thirty-two poems, and the substantial collection of reviews and notices at the end, among them the letter of praise from Emerson (first published as a small promotional broadside, and excerpted here in the spine stamping as well). Myerson references John Burroughs, and Wells & Goldsmith, as the source for the determination that the edition consisted of one thousand copies, which sold quickly. Fowler and Wells declined to put their name on the title-page as publishers, but the terminal page of adverts records their participation. This edition "is quite a rarity and is seldom found in good condition" - Wells & Goldsmith. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of LEAVES OF GRASS is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation" - Printing & The Mind of Man. "He was and is the poet and prophet of democracy, and the intoxication of his immense affirmative, the fervor of his 'barbaric yawp,' are so powerful that the echo of his crude yet rhythmic song rings forever in the American air" - Grolier 100. BAL 21396 & 5225(n). MYERSON A2.2. WELLS & GOLDSMITH pp. 5-6. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 67. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 340.

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        La Habana. Vista general tomada desde la entrada del puerto.

      Havana Mercantil n.d 1856 - 83.5 x 57 cm, tinted lithograph within ruled borders, on heavy paper, captioned above image "Isla de Cuba Pintoresca, lower left "Vue generale de la Havane", centre below image as titled, lower right "General view of Havana". A large and decorative view of the city of Havana from the sea, showing ships at harbour in the foreground, the dock and city beyond. The lighthouse is on the left side of the image. Edouardo Laplante was born in France in 1818. He came to Cuba in 1848. Cuba's mid-19th-century boom in printmaking was due to the packaging and advertising needs of its tobacco industry and there was a great demand for printmakers. Within a short time he established himself as the best artist/lithographer in Cuba, travelling throughout the island, making a valuable documentary record of the people and customs of Cuba. Working with Leonardo Baranano (1837-1858), they drew and printed the series of views titled Isla de Cuba Pintoresca. Laplante died in 1860. Apart from these fine large-scale views, Laplante is most famous for his collection of twenty-eight lithographs, Los ingenios de Cuba (1857), which provides detailed views of both the external appearances and internal social conditions in Cuba's major sugar plants.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb.

      Derby & Jackson, New York 1856 - Signed on the first free end page in pencil with his ownership signature, "J. A. Garfield, Hiram, Ohio, Sept. 1856." Garfield's personal bookplate, "Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield," is affixed to the front pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco chemise case. Rare and desirable, from the library of the 20th President of the United States. At Geauga Academy, which he attended from 1848 to 1850, Garfield learned academic subjects he had not previously had time for. He shone as a student, and was especially interested in languages and elocution. Later, Garfield graduated from Williams College in August 1856 as salutatorian, giving an address at the commencement. Garfield biographer Ira Rutkow pointed out that the future president's years at Williams gave Garfield the opportunity to know and respect those of different social backgrounds, and despite his origin as an unsophisticated Westerner, he was liked and respected by socially conscious New Englanders. "In short", as Rutkow later wrote, "Garfield had an extensive and positive first experience with the world outside the Western Reserve of Ohio." On his return to Ohio, the degree from a prestigious Eastern school made Garfield a man of distinction. He returned to Hiram to teach at the Institute, and in 1857 was made its president. He did not see education as a field that would realize his full potential. At Williams, he had become more politically aware in the intensely anti-slavery atmosphere of the Massachusetts school, and began to consider politics as a career [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club - Fine Binding by 'Nutt of Cambridge' with Fore-edge Painting

      Fronstispiece from a design by C. R. Leslie, Esq., R.A. Light brown morocco with triple line blind tooling to both boards, five raised bands to the spine, also with triple line blind tooling to each side of them, gilt lettering to the spine, gilt dentelles to inner boards, all edges gilt and silk head & tail band. A firm and solid binding with some marks to the boards, slight fading to the spine and very light rubbing to corners but overall in excellent condition. Internally very clean with some foxing and browning to first few pages including the title page and light marks to endpapers, see photos. Binder's stamp and previous owner's bookplate to front endboard, dedication 'W. W. Skeat "The Second 'Pickwick' Prize" given by C. S. Calverley B.A. fellow of Christ's College, Christmas, 1857' to ffep and very neat pen annotation to title page 'Begun in 1937'. Two columns of text to each page. xvi, 479pp. This is a lovely binding with a beautifully executed fore-edge painting of a cricket match, possibly a reference to the contest between All Muggelton and Dingley Dell. The piece, featured in the book, highlights how the emerging bourgeoisie had taken to cricket and how they frequented it as much for the purpose of social ceremony as for the enjoyment of competition. The painting is not dated or signed so not possible to tell if it was done when gifted to W. W. Skeat in 1857. Walter William Skeat (1835-1912) was the pre-eminent British philologist of his time, instrumental in developing the English language as a higher education subject in the United Kingdom, educated at the Christ's College, Cambridge where he became a fellow in 1860. The gift is from Charles Stuart Calverley (1831- 1884) English poet and wit, known as the literary father of what has been called "the university school of humour". Nowadays he is best-known (at least in Cambridge, his adoptive home) as the author of the Ode to Tobacco which is to be found on a bronze plaque in Rose Crescent, on the wall of what used to be Bacon's the tobacconist. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club, or the Pickwick Papers is Charles Dicken's first novel that was initially published in monthly installments in 1936 with a book version published in 1837. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth installment, issued in July 1836. Being originally intended to be a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published, it ended up being illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz) that was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb.

      New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. Signed on the first free end page in pencil with his ownership signature, "J. A. Garfield, Hiram, Ohio, Sept. 1856." Garfield's personal bookplate, "Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield," is affixed to the front pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco chemise case. Rare and desirable, from the library of the 20th President of the United States. At Geauga Academy, which he attended from 1848 to 1850, Garfield learned academic subjects he had not previously had time for. He shone as a student, and was especially interested in languages and elocution. Later, Garfield graduated from Williams College in August 1856 as salutatorian, giving an address at the commencement. Garfield biographer Ira Rutkow pointed out that the future president's years at Williams gave Garfield the opportunity to know and respect those of different social backgrounds, and despite his origin as an unsophisticated Westerner, he was liked and respected by socially conscious New Englanders. "In short", as Rutkow later wrote, "Garfield had an extensive and positive first experience with the world outside the Western Reserve of Ohio." On his return to Ohio, the degree from a prestigious Eastern school made Garfield a man of distinction. He returned to Hiram to teach at the Institute, and in 1857 was made its president. He did not see education as a field that would realize his full potential. At Williams, he had become more politically aware in the intensely anti-slavery atmosphere of the Massachusetts school, and began to consider politics as a career

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        Complete Report of the Trial of Edward O Coburn, And Benjamin F..

      1856. A Botched Robbery Leads to Manslaughter [Trial]. Coburn, Edward O., Defendant. Dalton, Benjamin F., Defendant. Complete Report of the Trial of Edward O. Coburn, And Benjamin F. Dalton, For the Manslaughter of William Sumner. Boston: Burnham, Federhen, 1856. 58 pp. 4 woodcut portrait plates. Includes 4 pages of advertisements. Text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Light soiling to wrappers, some edgewear, light browning and faint dampstaining to wrappers and text. $650. * Only edition. Coburn and Dalton encountered Sumner when they were attempting to rob his house. They attacked Sumner and escaped. After Sumner died as a result of the assault, Coburn and Dalton were charged with manslaughter and tried at the Boston Municipal Court. They were acquitted of manslaughter, but convicted on a charge of assault and battery. This case was published by the Boston Daily Times and reported by that paper's court reporter. OCLC locates 7 copies in law libraries (Columbia, Essex Law Library, Library of Congress, Harvard, Social Law, University of Minnesota, Washington University). Not in McDade. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12438.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb.

      New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. Signed on the first free end page in pencil with his ownership signature, "J. A. Garfield, Hiram, Ohio, Sept. 1856." Garfield's personal bookplate, "Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield," is affixed to the front pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco chemise case. Rare and desirable, from the library of the 20th President of the United States. At Geauga Academy, which he attended from 1848 to 1850, Garfield learned academic subjects he had not previously had time for. He shone as a student, and was especially interested in languages and elocution. Later, Garfield graduated from Williams College in August 1856 as salutatorian, giving an address at the commencement. Garfield biographer Ira Rutkow pointed out that the future president's years at Williams gave Garfield the opportunity to know and respect those of different social backgrounds, and despite his origin as an unsophisticated Westerner, he was liked and respected by socially conscious New Englanders. "In short", as Rutkow later wrote, "Garfield had an extensive and positive first experience with the world outside the Western Reserve of Ohio." On his return to Ohio, the degree from a prestigious Eastern school made Garfield a man of distinction. He returned to Hiram to teach at the Institute, and in 1857 was made its president. He did not see education as a field that would realize his full potential. At Williams, he had become more politically aware in the intensely anti-slavery atmosphere of the Massachusetts school, and began to consider politics as a career

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        The Lost Solar System of the Ancients Discovered

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1856. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 9 x 6 inches. Collation, viii,486pp, viii,475pp, 26pp appendix. Bound in original publishers embossed green cloth. At some time both volumes have been restored/refurbished, cloth repaired. Cloth has some age wear, light staining. Both bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice set. . Publishers Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        COMPLETE FIRST SERIES, Volumes I to XXII, and New Series Volumes I and II,

      London, 1856 to 1881 - numerous maps and diagrams, 24 volumes, contemporary half calf, red and black letter pieces, some joints repaired( a few library blind-stamps in text, library numbers on spines,). Internally very clean and fresh.This invaluable contains first-hand narratives of all the most important explorers in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean, Asia, Africa, as well as the Arctic.Speke and Grant: East African Expedition, Chapman: South Africa, Gergory: North-Western Australia, M'Cosh: India and China, Du Chaillu: Equatorial Western Africa, Livingstone: Zambesi River and Linyanti, Mackenzie: Missionary Expedtion to the Zambesi and Rufuma. Livingstone: Explorations from Interior of Africa, Macqueen: Views on Geography of Central Africa, Erhardt: On an inland sea in Central Africa; Anderson: Search for Remains of the Franklin Expedition, Humboldt: Letter to Mr. Kelley, Vogel: Ivory-trade in Africa. The Arctic Campaign of 1879 in the Barent's Sea, New Routes Through Northern and Central Arabia, Royal Geographical Society's East Africa Expedition, Journeys in the Interior of China, Journey Through Cental South Africa From the Diamond Fields to the Upper Zambesi, East Africa Expedition, Pishin and the Routes Between India and Candahar, Voyage on the Coasts of Norway and Lapland, Uganda and the Victoria Lake, Annual Address, Indian Surveys, British Guiana, Kuldja, Straits of Magellan, Russian Lapland, New Guinea, Expedition to King William Land, Central Uraguay, A Visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1880,Markham: Discoveries of the Polaris and voyages of the "Arctic".; Cameron: Letters on the progress of the Livingstone East Coast Relief Exped.,and 8 further reports on Livingstone, and letters from him, and reports of his death; Hann: Expedition to Northern Queensland; Hutchinson: Across the Andes from Callao; : Bushnell: Notes of a Journey Outside the Great Wall of China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor Mittiosex Lithografier i Tontryck Med beskrifvande Text af Joh. Aug. Berg

      Artist: Baerentzen E; issued in: Götheburg; date: ca 1856 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 27 x 35; - description: Book shows and depicts on 96 original hand colored Lithographies and separately text, sheets all important views and buildings of important cities in Sweden.

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Berlin 29.VII.1856. 3 Seiten gr.-8. Mit umlaufenden Goldschnitt. Johann Christian Jüngken (1794-1875), Chirurg und Ophthalmologe. - An einen Kollegen (in Bad Homburg), dem er eine Patientin überweist."... Frau Geheimrätin ..." ( Name gelöscht), "eine hochachtbare Dame, die in den glücklichsten Verhältnissen lebt, ist zwar niemals krank gewesen, leidet aber dennoch an einer Plethora venosa u. in Folge dieser letztern, an beginnender Acne rosacea des Gesichtes. In Folge hinzugetretener Erkältung bekam sie einen Anfall von Urticaria, der später recidivirte, jedesmal jedoch glücklich beseitigt wurde.Da häusliche Verhältnisse der trefflichen Dame nicht gestatteten, früher nach Homburg zu gehen, so habe ich sie zuerst hier den versandten Elisabeth Brunn trinken lassen, jedoch mit wenig Erfolg namentlich fehlten grade Ausleerungen von breiiger Beschaffenheit, die wünschenswerth wären ...Haben Sie die Güte der Frau Geheimräthin über die Art, wie sie ihre Brunnkur gebrauchen soll, die nöthige Anweisung zu geben u. darauf zu halten, daß dieselbe von Homburg zur Nachkur nach Schlangenbad gehe ..."

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        Xin yue quan shu [New Testament], published at [London Missionary Press]

      Shanghai: London Missionary Press, 1856. Paperback. Good + overall. The "Delegates' Version' was primarily the work of the English missionaries Walter Medhurst, John Stronach and William Milne and several Chinese scholars, in particular Want Tao, who later worked on translations of Chinese classics with James Legge and spent three years in Britain. It was completed and first printed in 1850. This edition was printed in Shanghai,1856 at the London Missionary Press. Powered by a pair of oxen, it was the most prolific press in Shanghai during the 1850s. Lacks final leaf, complete only through chapter 19 of Revelation (or 22). Worldcat locates no more than 5 copies. 8vo, with front wrapper an remnant of back wrapper. With a tattered Bernard Quaritch envelope from 1958, with the name "Dr. S. P. Chu. Jan. 14, 1944" above the address, and "New Testament in classical Chinese 1856. (Dr. Chu.)." on the verso. The address seems to be to Mrs. E. W. Seston, Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth.

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        Le Pâtissier moderne ou Traité élémentaire et pratique de la Pâtisserie Française au dix-neuvième siècle

      Paris, chez l'auteur, 1856. In/4 reliure contemporaine à la bradel lie-de-vin, pièce de titre noire, 33 planches dont 5 dépliantes de grand format et de nombreuses à double pages, 267 p. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Vicaire col. 61. - Biting p. 25. Edition originale, rééditée en 1860. Rare. relié D'OccasionétatCorrect

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        COMMODORE PERRY'S [FIRST] EXPEDITION TO JAPAN.

      - New York 1856, Harper. Extracted article, new black cloth, very good, 38 woodcut illustrations of the crew & sights of Loo Choo & Japan, his first and second visits, minor foxing, last 2 pages in facsimile. S C A R C E This article was the first major primary report on For the first and historic time the American public got a new insight to Japan. It discussed the Japanese, their customs, fashion and life style. Fascinating ! * This article covers the Expedition's impressions of Yokohama, Hakodate, Loo-Choo, Bonin Islands, the capitol city of Yedo [Tokyo] &c. With some woodcuts done after Brady photographs. This article provides early insight into America's perception of Japan & the Japanese in the mid-19th century. Nicely illustrated text showing the strange most unusual objects used in Japan, as well as portraits of the people, their dwellings, utensils, shrines, ports. With many views of Loo-Choo or Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa], their people and villages. Also covers the historic first and second diplomatic visits of Americans to Japan & Okinawa. * An historical document, nicely illustrated with many drawings & sketch of Perry & other period illustrations and drawings. Perry [1794-1858] was an American naval office, who commanded the expedition that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837, he took command with the rank of captain. He was promoted to commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. * In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four ships into Tokyo Bay and presented representatives of the Emperor with the text of a proposed commercial and friendship treaty. To give the reluctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in February 1854. The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors shipwrecked in Japanese territory, that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate be opened to U.S. commerce. Perry's mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation, a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. * Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. *

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        IV Livres de l'Imitation de Jésus Christ qu'aucuns attribuent à Iessen, d'autres à Gerson et d'autres à Thomas, à Kempis, fidellement traduits

      Paris L. Curmer 1856, 2 volumes In-4 reliés plein chagrin beige, dos à nerfs, plats à filets, en encadrement, estampés à froid, 4 croix pattées dites aussi croix de fer estampées en coins de chaque plat, monogramme J.B, gardes rouges décorées d'un semis de croix, gardes de tissu moiré rouge. Reliure signée Curmer en queue des deux volumes. XII pages pour la préface de L. Curmer dans laquelle il explique la réalisation de ce remarquable ouvrage + 399 + 14 pages pour la table des matières. Traduction de Marillac. En fin d'ouvrage une précision imprimée "Ce livre a été commencé le XV aout 1855 et achevé le 5 aout 1857". Il est nominatif à Madame Jules Bénard. 1858. Les ornements en chromolithographies, différents àchaque page, copiés sur les plus beaux manuscrits anciens recherchés dans les bibliothéques et collections privées par L. Curmer, sont de Lemercier et la typographie de J. Claye et L. Perrin. Le deuxiéme volume "Appendice a l'Imitation de Jésus Christ", contient : Notice de M. Jules Janin sur l'Imitation de Jésus Christ - Auteurs présumés de l'Imitation de Jésus Christ par M. l'Abbé Delaunay, Chanoine de Meaux, Curé du Diocése de Paris - Histoire de l'ornementation des manuscrits par M. Ferdinand Denis, Conservateur de la Bibliothéque de Sainte Geneviève - Catalogue bibliographique indiquant les manuscrits reproduits dans l'Imitation et les imprimés cités dans l' Histoire de l'Ornementation des manuscrits - Index des manuscrits avec l'indication des noms des dessinateurs et des chromographes - Grande Danse Macabre. Avec illustrations, lettrines, bandeaux, dessins, bien complet des 4 photographies contrecollées. L'Appendice était, à l'époque, vendu séparemment. Bibliographie Brunet : La reliure présente quelques frottements et une petite perte de cuir a la coiffe du pemier volume, une tache brune en partie inférieure du premier plat du deuxiéme volume se poursuivant sur la garde, quelques brunissures claires sans gravité dans le corps de l'ouvrage. Les pages sont toutes montées sur onglets, quelques unes sont détachées. Malgré ces petits défauts signalés, remarquable ouvrage aux coloris très frais.

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        Apparecchio alla morte ossia considerazioni sulle massime eterne

      Tipografia Remondini, 1856. ITALIANO 0,3 Legatura in cartonato rigido con titoli impressi in oro al dorso in ottimo stato di conservazione; sbiadito soprattutto al dorso e lieve usura lungo i bordi; tagli e pagine lievemente bruniti e con leggera fioritura. Testo completo e ben conservato. Dedica e firma alla sguardia datata 1879. Bella incisione xilografata in antiporta. USATO

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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) 0,000 gr. Amerika; Nordamerika; USA; Vereinigte Staaten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [FISHER'S GHOST] Une cause célèbre en Australie. L'esprit.

      IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule, pp 1-404 (last 2 leaves with staining and loss), illustrated, scattered foxing. The legend of Fisher's Ghost is based on a true story, the murder of Frederick Fisher by George Worrell in western Sydney in 1827. Worrell was hanged for the crime. The introduction of Fisher's ghost into the narrative - a plot device which transforms the story into a successful work of fiction - is first evidenced in 1832, when an anonymous version of the story in verse form appeared in the Sydney journal Hill's Life, under the title The sprite of the creek. In 1836 a second version was published in Tegg's Monthly Magazine. It was titled Fisher's Ghost : a legend of Campbelltown, but again the identity of the author remains uncertain. In 1845 John Lang, a barrister considered to be the first Australian-born novelist, published his first version of the story in his Calcutta journal, The Mofussilite, with the simple title A ghost story. Lang's work was later exposed to a much wider reading audience when it appeared in Charles Dickens' literary periodical Household Words, in 1853, although it was published anonymously. The unauthorized French version of Lang's story, Une cause célèbre en Australie : L'esprit, which appeared over two consecutive issues of the Parisian weekly literary magazine, L'ami de la maison, in March 1856, changes the names of the characters and several details in Lang's storyline. It is accompanied by illustrations of Aboriginal trackers, Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, and the ghost of Fisher himself, leaning against (rather than sitting on) the rail. (The most definitive version of the story of Fisher's Ghost is John Lang's slightly later The ghost upon the rail, which appeared in print in 1859 in Botany Bay; or True Stories of the Early Days of Australia). Curiously, authorship of the first part of the French adaptation is credited to 'E. Jonveaux', and that of the second to 'Davésieux'. L'ami de la maison was a shortlived French literary magazine which was in publication for only a year (volume 1, nos. 1-25, January-June 1856; volume 2, nos. 26-52, July-January 1857). Although the French version of Lang's work constitutes a significant stage in the evolution of this very early Australian story, the only copy in Australian collections is contained in the set of L'ami de la maison held in the State Library of New South Wales.

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        Portrait, Brustbild nach links im Oval. Nach einer Photographie v. J. Duboscq in Paris, lith. von Rud. Hoffmann.

      Eigenthum u. Verlag v. George André Lenoir, 1856, Folio, 35 x 30 auf 49,5 x 37 cm. Rare Folio-Portrait of Giovanni Battista Amici (1786-1863) Physician, mathematician, philosoph, astronomer and microscopist at Milan. Not in Wellcome Coll.

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