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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 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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        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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        Memoir on the cholera at Oxford, in the year 1854, with considerations suggested by the epidemic.

      London: John Churchill 1856 - 4to., with a very large (50 x 70 cms) folding map of Oxford (one repaired tear but no loss), and four other maps and plates including an extensive coloured bar chart, (4) + 172pp., with an errata slip tipped in to the final text leaf, original brown cloth panelled in blind with the title in gilt on upper cover and spine, neat cloth repairs to head and foot of spine. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink by the author to 'The Rt. Honble Gathorne Hardy from the author Nov. 1866'.> First edition. This is Acland's exhaustive and detailed report on the outbreak of cholera in Oxford in September/October 1854. The outbreak followed two earlier episodes, in 1832 and 1849, following the latter of which it was publicly announced that the cholera had entirely disappeared in Oxford! Sir Henry Wentworth Acland> (1815-1900) was a distinguished Oxford physician and academic who took a leading part in the revival of the Oxford medical school and in introducing the study of natural sciences into the university. Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook> (1814-1906), a prominent and moderate Conservative politician, who held several cabinet posts in the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Grammar of Ornament.

      1856. JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament, illustrated by Examples from various Styles of Ornament. With 100 folio plates drawn on stone by F. Bedford. Folio, 555 x 395 mm, bound publishers's three-quarter morooco over boards, with elaborately gilt spine, and title-lable on front cover. London: Day & Son, 1856. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this landmark of Victorian colour printing. These famous chromolithographic plates, printed by Day and Son, were issued only one time in this large folio edition and printed from the original stones. The numerous reprints are all much smaller in size and unequivocally less brilliant in colour. Jones's classic survey of ornamental art and design begins with ornaments used by the earliest recorded cultures of Egypt, Assyria and Persia. Jones then moves west to the Greek, Pompeian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. Several beautiful colour plates reproduce designs from Arabian, Turkish and Moresque ornament, followed by chapters on Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic and Medieval ornament up to the Renaissance, Elizabethan and Italian designs, including short sections on the Maori and other Pacific peoples. The colour of these chromolithographs is of high quality. Three plates with marginal repairs not effecting the image, overall an excellent copy of a book which, owing to its massive size and weight -- and its value as a work of scholarly reference for nearly 150 years -- is notoriously difficult to obtain in acceptable condition. And it is becoming scarcer due to the fragmentation of copies by print sellers. Copies in their original binding are being increasingly rare. PROVENANCE: 19th century gift inscription to the title page with further inscriptions indicating the volume's descent through the same family. McLean 122. Friedman 153. See also Percy Muir's Victorian Illustrated Books pp. 154 et seq.

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        Portrait photograph by Ross & Thomson (97 x 55 mm.)

      Edinburgh, 1856. Simpson, James Young (1811-70). Carte-de-visite portrait photograph by Ross & Thomson. Edinburgh, ca. 1856-58. 97 x 55 mm. (mount measures 102 x 64 mm.). Fine. An excellent photograph of Simpson in his mid-forties, showing him seated at a small table holding what appears to be a pen and paper. Simpson introduced the use of ether anesthesia in childbirth in 1847, and in the same year became the first to demonstrate the anesthetic properties of chloroform on humans. The Edinburgh photography firm of Ross and Thomson was established in 1848 and remained in business until at least 1864. The present photograph is stamped on the verso with the firm's address at 80 Princes Street, which they occupied between 1856 and 1858.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      Wien, 19. XII. 1856. - 5 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Doppelblättern. "Ein Stammbaum" der Schauspielerin Louise Schönfeld-Neumann (1818-1905), Tochter des Schauspielerehepaars Karl Neumann und Amalie Haizinger in Gedichtform (5 Strophen).

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        GRAPHIC SCENES OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION.

      - New York 1856, Putnam. Tall folio, single hand colored litho of "PASSING THE RUBICON," 82.5 x 56.5 cm., slight browning, marginal tears, mounted on a stiff cardboard, VERY R A R E ! This work preceded the famous three volume set published in 1856: THE JAPAN EXPEDITION. GRAPHIC SCENES OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION was a spectacular work and contained 10 hand tinted large and nine smaller colored lithographs to document the arrival of Perry & his Squadron. * Most were drawn by Heine the young German who was the expedition artist. The complete work includes: 1. PORTRAIT OF M.C. PERRY. 2. MACAO FROM PENHA HILL. 3. PAGODA OF WHAMPOA. 4. OLD CHINA STREET IN CANTON. 5. KUNG-TWA, AT ON-NA, LEW CHEW. 6. MIA, OR ROADSIDE CHAPEL AT YOKU-HAMA. 7. TEMPLE AT BEN-TENG,IN THE HARBOR OF SIMODA. 8. STREET & BRIDGE AT SIMODA. 9. TEMPLE OF THE HA-TSHU-MAN-YA TSCHU-RO, AT SIMODA. 10. GRAVEYARD AT THE SIMODA, DIO ZENGE. * Of these exceedingly RARE lithographs one prints is now offered: PASSING THE RUBICON documents the event of July 11, 1853 wherein Lt. Silas Bent from the Mississippi's first cutter confronted Japanese guard boats and a coastal Junk. This is illustrated in S. Morrison: "OLD BRUIN" COMMODORE MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY on p.327. This scene shows the American sounding party at work on Monday morning [July 11th], ".when a flotilla of thirty to forty guard boats filled with soldiers who presented quite a bristling front with their spears and matchlocks, while their lacquered caps and shields flashed brightly in the sun confronted the flag launch under charge of Lt. Bent & the senior Japanese officer made minatory gestures with his iron fan and yelled orders which nobody in the American launch understood. The Lieutenant, anxious to avoid a crash, altered his collision course but dispatched another boat to the Mississippi to ask Capt. Lee to move closer. On the steamer's approach the guard boats retired. And Perry named the nearest point of land 'Point Rubicon' because no foreign ship had passed it for three centuries." See Morrison p.328. * The lithograph PASSING THE RUBICON is 83 x 56.5 cm. overall, print size is 83 x 49.5 cm., with top and side edges trimmed, bottom edge slightly trimmed; overall browned with some surface scuffs, tears, laid down on an old cardboard, complete illustration present, with minor faults. * The complete title reads: PASSING THE RUBICON. Lieut's. Bent in the Mississippi's First Cutter Forcing His Way Through a fleet of Japanese Boats While Surveying the Bay of Yedo, July 11th., 1853. To Commodore M.C. Perry, Officers and men of the Japan Expedition this print is respectfully dedicated by their Obt. Servths [sic]. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: R. Pineau: THE JAPAN EXPEDITION 1852-1854 THE PERSONAL JOURNAL OF COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY, after p.156 & before p.167, color illustrations. * THE PAUL C. BLUM COLLECTION CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, Yokohama Archives of History vol.4 no.4395. * H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA, p.513-518. **** By and large any of these prints from this work is exceptionally rare, and seldom if ever found on the market for sale.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Prien am Chiemsee, 15. IX. 1856. - 1 S. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Vor einigen Tagen erhielt ich Ihre gütige Zusendung des Berichtes über die festliche Sitzung der kaiserlichen Akademie [.] Er gewährt mir in der That sehr erfreuliche Übersicht über das rege wissenschaftliche Leben in Ihren gelehrten Kreisen. Wie Sie vermuthet haben werden, hat mich der Nekrolog meines unvergeßlichen Lehrers Fuchs in hohem Grade interessirt, und ich freue mich, Ihnen mittheilen zu können, daß Ihr Seite 127 ausgesprochener Wunsch, daß eine unverkürzte und vollständie Ausgabe aller Schriften von Guchs veranstaltet werden möchte, bereits in der Realisirung begriffen ist [.]". - Etwas eingerissen und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        CORPO DEL DIRITTO

      NAPOLI: VINCENZO PEZZUTI, 1856-62. RILEGATO. BUONO. 19,5 29. 10voll. USATO

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Sevilla y Cádiz

      Imprenta de D. Cipriano López, Madrid 1856 - Encuadernación de época en plena piel con tejuelos, formato folio. Portadilla, frontis, 615 páginas y 65 láminas litografiadas tomadas al natural por F. J. Parcerisa, dibujante, pintor y litógrafo romántico español. texto orlado. algunas páginas con leves marcas de agua y puntitos de óxido. Buen estado general de la obra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Großherzogthum Baden Zunft-District Kleinlaufenburg . Meister-Brief

      ausgestellt am 18. Oktober 1856, mit Siegel, im oberen Teil grosse Gesamtansicht von Laufenburg am Rhein ( D + CH ) mit 1 Lithographie gezeichnet von C. Gerspacher, Säckingen 1842 (Grösse der Illustration H 14 x B 34 cm)

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        EXPLORATIONS IN THE DACOTA DAKOTA COUNTRY, In the Year 1855.

      Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856. [ii], 79 pages, [i] blank, [vi] pages of index, followed by three folding maps. Bound in simple thick paper, which is worn with some chipping. One page is scuffed with a small perforation, and there is minor soiling and creasing to final few pages of text/index. The largest fold-out map has a small tear, and the margins of the maps have minor foxing. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 76. Field 1630. Wheat IV:871. Wagner-Camp 283: "The Sioux Expedition under the Command of Gen Wm. S. Harney was organized in 1855 to chastise the Sioux for killing of Lt. John Grattan and his command of 29 men in the summer of 1853. Howes "aa" W118. First edition.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Red River settlement: its rise, progress, and present state. With some account of the native races and its general history, to the present day

      Smith, Elder, London 1856 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xvi, 416; lithograph frontispiece; top of spine cracked else a very good, sound copy in original green cloth, spine browned. Field 1327: "After many years of toil and adventure among the fierce tribes of the northern plains of Oregon and Washington territory, the author sought repose among his associates in the Red River Colony. The successive disasters of massacre, famine, and inundation, drove him from this forelorn asylum, to writing books descriptive of the wild people and wild life he had seen. All of these works possess the unfailing interest, which attach to the details of an intelligent observer and a faithful narrator. His pictures are of savage life and manners, as seen by the adventurous voyagers and fur-traders of the Hudson's Bay Company." Sabin 73328; Graff 3579; Staton & Tremaine 3304. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Stonehenge] English Traits

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1856. First Printing, with '(1)' on half-title, Stereotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry on title page verso, battered type at the bottom of page 230, and type of last line on p. 304 not battered. 8vo: 312pp. Publisher's dark brown ribbed T cloth, covers paneled in blind with florets in each boxed corner, spine lettered in gilt and stamped in blind with rules and boxes with florets within, pale yellow end papers.Toe of spine bumped, else a superlative example, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. BAL 5226. Cooke, p. 111. Myerson A24.1.a. ¶ During a second trip to England, in 1847-1848, Emerson lectured in the industrial cities, which yielded material for this popular book (including a chapter on a visit to Stonehenge with Thomas Carlyle) and afforded him renewed contact with Europe's intellectual elite (among them, Dickens, Tennyson, and de Tocqueville). On an earlier trip, in 1832, he visited John Stuart Mill, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Carlyle, the last of whom became a lifelong friend, correspondent, and intellectual goad. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine-.

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        Panoramic View of San Francisco (1856)

      New York: History of the World 1856 - Sheet Dimension: 18 x 12.5 in. Hand-colored engraving. This lovely Panoramic View of San Francisco looks out from the West towards Yerba Buena Island. San Francisco is seen from Nob Hill and looks down at California street, with Telegraph Hill to the left. A legend is featured which marks out the North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, Ricon Point, Market Street Pier, and the Central Warf, among other sites. The view was entered according to the Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852, which is noted in the lower margins. Printed in several editions by Henry Bill for inclusion the publication the History of the World. However this particular view printed in 1852 is quite special since it was printed just a few years after the height of the California gold rush and just two years after California became an official state. Henry Bill (fl . c. 1850- c. 1857) was a Connecticut based publisher and historian active in the middle part of the 19th century. He published a number of histories including Samuel Maunder’s well-regarded two volume History of the World.

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        Travels in Italy - Venice under Austrian Rule

      Italy, Solvenia, August-September 1856. Manuscript travellogue accompanied by ephemera and botanical specimens collected by Austrian architect Wenzel Heger [Hegher] during his travels, the work titled "Reise nach Italien im Jahre 1856" [Travels in Italy in the year 1856]. 8vo. Fair copy account, 223 pages in manuscript including title page, with 20 ephemeral papers and documents tipped-in at rear of volume, and 11 plant specimens mounted to separate cardstock leafs, captioned, and preserved in two folding envelopes also tipped-in (five were harvested in 1869 in Germany). Journal is written in German. Documents are in Italian or German, depending on place of origin. Burgundy cloth boards representative of the period, with four raised bands, marbled endpapers. A pleasing work in a fine hand. Wenzel Heger (1806-1895) was an architect residing in Josefstadt, a district within Vienna, active in his trade in the 1840s, and employed by the Austrian Department of Architecture by the 1860s. Described in his day as a master builder, in 1839 he designed the first weather station tower on the Platte (Graz) which also granted remarkable panoramic views, the tower then named Stephanienwarte and now an iconic historic structure. In 1846 he wrote a biographical sketch on Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) an Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural historian whose Baroque architecture profoundly influenced and shaped the tastes of the Habsburg Empire. Influential and respected by his peers, Heger wrote important government documents and guidelines, for example, in 1867 the department published his report on building assessments, fire damage surveys, and building insurance policies (Title: Leitfaden zur Vornahme von Gebäudeschätzungen und Brandschadenerhebungen in Bau-Versicherungs-Angeleheiten, etc). His next of kin may include Ignaz Heger (1824-1880) of Vienna, an Austrian physician, technician, professor at the Polytechnic Institute, lecturer and rector of the Technical University of Vienna; as well as Ignaz Jacobheger (1808-1854) an Austrian stenographer who founded the first school for stenography in Vienna in 1842, headed the first parliamentary stenographer office, and who also taught as a professor at the Polytechnic Institute. The archives of the village of Staré Mesto contains a baptism record for a Wenzel Heger born on 24 September 1637, in Triebendorf, formerly in the in the Austrian state of Styria, today part of Svitavy District in the Czech Republic. His father was Hans Heger of Triebendorf. These may be the ancestors of the author of the present work. Further research is warranted. As one might expect from an esteemed architect, this manuscript is penned in a meticulous hand, a pleasing format with wide margins, the account unfolding chronologically and replete with detail. Heger and his wife indulge in an autumn sojourn, departing from their home in Vienna in August 1856 for Trieste, and from there to visit Venice, Padua, Verona, the Lago Di Garda, Peschiera, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Lago Maggiore, Como, Mals, and returning via the connecting alpine pass in Nauders, which lead to Austria, passing through the ancient fortress at Finstermünz (Altfinstermünz) which operated as a customs office until 1854. As well as describing nineteenth century Italian custom and the numerous sites visited, as he travels, Heger notes significant historical events, beginning with his first stay, in Venice, noting circumstances of the city having been plundered in 1797 by retreating Austrian and then French forces, and the Republic of Venice subsequently becoming a part of a unified Italy. He goes further back historically to discuss the visit of Tycho Brahe in 1575 who was soliciting Venetian artisans to work on the Danish king's palace. Early on in their travels, the couple crossed the border by rail into Croatia, then Slovenia to witness the natural and historic beauty of that South Slavic country. We find mention of Krapina and Warasdin (Varazdin), the iconic and majestic Terglau (Triglav) Mountain, Laibach and the ancient Roman castrum known as Colonie Aemona (Emona), Loitsch, Idra (Idrija), one of the many settlements called Paka, and Ogulin. The Baltic tour is described over 14 pages. [Only 8 years earlier, in 1848, a mass political and popular movement for the United Slovenia (Zedinjena Slovenija) emerged as part of the Spring of Nations movement within the Austrian Empire. Slovene activists demanded a unification of all Slovene-speaking territories in a unified and autonomous Slovene kingdom within the Austrian Empire. Despite being unsuccessful in achieving their demands, and in spite of their political and institutional fragmentation and lack of influential political representation, the Slovenes were able to establish a functioning national infrastructure. Between 1848 and 1918, numerous institutions (including theatres and publishing houses, as well as political, financial and cultural organisations) were founded in the so-called Slovene National Awakening. With the introduction of a constitution granting civil and political liberties in the Austrian Empire in 1860, the Slovene national movement finally gained strength. By the second half of the 20th century, Slovenia had undergone an intense transformation from a rural to a nonagrarian society.] Returning to Italy via Optschina (Opicina) situated near the Slovenian border and within the commune of Trieste, the refinements of Italian culture are thoroughly enjoyed, beginning with a stop at the quaint and now historic Caffè Tomaso (Caffè Tommaseo today, it is the oldest café of Trieste, founded in 1830). The Austrian travellers pay special attention to Venice, which was then under the rule of the Austrian monarchy and was part of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (1815-1866). Highlights include accounts of Pellestrina Island, Chioggia, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia founded in 1750, the Palazzo Papadopoli, and the Ponte di Rialto which was constructed in the years 1588 to 1591, and provided the only means to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854, only two years before the Hegers' tour. He discusses early centuries Doge of the Republic of Venice Francesco Foscari and Nicolò Tron, as well as Venetian greats such as composer Diogenio Bigaglia. At the time of his visit to Peschiera del Garda, when Lombardy-Venetia was under Austrian rule, the town of Peschiera was the northwest anchor of the four fortified towns constituting the Quadrilatero. Only six years before Heger's arrival, the Siege of Peschiera which ended on 30 May 1848, during the First Italian War of Independence, resulted in the Peschiera fortress being taken by the Piedmontese from the Austrians. In Padua he discusses the eighteenth century Pedrocchi Café and the Teatro Ristori, setting the theme for entertainment throughout Italy. In Milan he visits the Royal Palace, in the Lombardy Region his choice tour was a sojourn to the Valtellina Valley, through the Stilfserjoch (Stelvio Pass), and to Lakes Como and Maggiore. With pleasing detail, the lengthy account continues to yield the author's impressions of Italian custom, reminiscences of fine dining and arts, observations of notable architecture, and fascinating historic events. The tour of mid-nineteenth century Austrian-ruled Italy is further memorialized with ephemeral and manuscript documents such as restaurant menus, hotel receipts including two illustrated billheads for the Grand Albergo alla Luna in Venice and the Gerardo Berina hotel's Trattoria restaurant which no longer stands, ferryboat, omnibus and gondola tickets, theater tickets and three theatre broadsides (one in Italian and one in German). Donizetti's "Elixir d'Amore" and Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice are featured. Finally, some botanical samples were collected by Heger and/or his wife at Lake Garda, Verona, Tirano, Padua, Monza, and much to the Austrian's delight, an edelweiss flower was harvested at an elevation of 7068 feet on Monte Pasubio (captioned Gnaphalium Leontopodium). The Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, commonly called the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, was a constituent land (crown land) of the Austrian Empire. It was created in 1815 by resolution of the Congress of Vienna in recognition of the Austrian House of Habsburg-Lorraine's rights to Lombardy and the former Republic of Venice after the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, proclaimed in 1805, had collapsed. It was finally dissolved in 1866 when its remaining territory fell to the Kingdom of Italy.

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        Die Entwickelungs-Geschichte von Petromyzon Planeri. Eine von der Holländischen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Haarlem im Jahre 1856 gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Ohne Ort und Jahr (Haarlem, Lossjes, 1856, (2), 49, (1) pp., mit 8 farblith. Taf., Halbleinenband um 1900 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmor. deckelbezügen Tafeln fleckig, leicht gebräuntes, breitrandiges Exemplar. First Edition of Max Johann Sigismund Schultze's (1825-1874) "Major contribution to the study of the comparative embryology of fishes" was this "first substantive description of lamprey development was that of Schultze (1856), who amongst other observations demonstrated the somewhat unequal holoblastic cleavage of the egg". John P. Wourms : The Rise of Fish Embryology in the Nineteenth Century. AMER. ZOOL., 37 (1997): pp.269-310

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan; performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C.Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request, and under his supervision.

      United States Congress Washington 1856 - First edition. Vol. 1 (of 3) comprising the entire narrative, 4to., 90 lithographs (several coloured), without the suppressed bathing plate, includes maps, and numerous wood engravings, autograph letter from Perry to Charles Stuart laid in, internally a nice clean set, later brown cloth preserving most of earlier [original?] paper label. A cornerstone of any collection of books about Japan. Perry was in charge of the expedition to establish diplomatic relations with Japan and it was partly as a result of his mission that Japan embarked upon its modernisation programme. This copy with a letter from Perry to Charles Stuart regarding the recipient's recent book, The Naval Dry Docks of the United States. Cordier Japonica, 513; Hill, Pacific Voyages pp. 230-31; Sabin 30958. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Childhood and Adolescence].

      Prats Skt. Peterburg 1856 - Octavo (20 x 12.9 cm). Title, half-title, 306, [2] pp.; title a bit browned with light stain to fore-edge of early ff., a couple of other minor marks, upper fore-corner of early ff. slightly creased, small repair to index. Contemporary plain wrappers; some minor marking and browning. Kept in modern cloth solander box. Fresh example with uncut margins of the rare first edition of Tolstoy's first significant novel, which immediately contributed to his popularity. Pushkin's periodical Sovremennik [The Contemporary] published first Tolstoy's work in issues from 1852 onwards, but the author was not pleased with the editorial corrections introduced to his novel by the writer and poet and head of the periodical Nekrasov. Especially upsetting the writer found the change of the original title to "??????? ????? ???????" [History of my Childhood], which he claimed had distorted the whole idea behind the work. "? ???????? ?????? ???, ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????? ? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ???????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ?? ??????? ??????? ????? ???????, ??????? ?? ?????????????? ??????????? ?? ???, ? ???????????? ?????????? ????? ????????» [The only thing that comforts me is that I have a possibility to publish the complete novel under my name and completely reject "The History of My Childhood", the authorship of which rightly belongs not to me but to an unknown employee of your periodical], wrote Tolstoy to Nekrasov. The present first edition in book form is therefore closer to Tolstoy's thought, and the novel was praised by the public as well as Russian novelists. Ivan Turgenev heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature. He wrote to Tolstoy from Paris in January 1857: "Your "Childhood and Adolescence" makes furor among local Russian ladies; everybody is trying to get hold of the copy you sent me to read it . They are demanding your autographs from me, - in other words you are really in fashion – even more than crinoline " (from I.S. Turgenev, Complete works and letters in 28 vols, 1960—1968, v. 3, pp. 75 - 77). It's early that year 1857 that Tolstoy will publish separately the novel Youth, the follow-up novel to Childhood and Adolescence. There is an ongoing debate about which of the Tolstoy's books should be considered the first published. A censorship permit allowing the publication of the present work was granted only 17 days after the one for «??????? ????????» [Military Stories]; both works were subsequently published the same year, 1856, and both are referred to as a first published book in different sources. It is worth mentioning that the present work was begun in the autumn 1851 (and already published in parts by The Contemporary in 1852) while the first military story was achieved only in December 1852. As its title indicates, Military Stories is a collection of short stories, whereas Childhood and Adolescence was built by Tolstoy as a novel in parts, based on personal memories but experimenting with an expressionistic style to raise an emotional response from the reader. Kilgour 1192; Victor Terras, A History of Russian Literature, p. 354. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stonehenge] English Traits

      Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston 1856 - First Printing, with '(1)' on half-title, Stereotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry on title page verso, battered type at the bottom of page 230, and type of last line on p. 304 not battered. 8vo: 312pp. Publisher's dark brown ribbed T cloth, covers paneled in blind with florets in each boxed corner, spine lettered in gilt and stamped in blind with rules and boxes with florets within, pale yellow end papers.Toe of spine bumped, else a superlative example, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. BAL 5226. Cooke, p. 111. Myerson A24.1.a. During a second trip to England, in 1847-1848, Emerson lectured in the industrial cities, which yielded material for this popular book (including a chapter on a visit to Stonehenge with Thomas Carlyle) and afforded him renewed contact with Europe's intellectual elite (among them, Dickens, Tennyson, and de Tocqueville). On an earlier trip, in 1832, he visited John Stuart Mill, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Carlyle, the last of whom became a lifelong friend, correspondent, and intellectual goad. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A residence in Tasmania: with a descriptive tour through the island, from Macquarie harbour to Circular Head.

      London Smith Elder 1856 - 8vo., viii, 391pp., lithograph frontispiece, title-page vigette, double-page map, 7 lithograph plates, 6 vignettes, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tan calf gilt, spine in six compartments, morocco label to second, others richly gilt, a fine copy. A beautifully bound copy of an historically important account of the island, with useful descriptions of the early settlements, conditions, penal stations, the little-known west coast, and a list of Tasmanian birds. A British army officer born in Ireland, Stoney (1816-1894) arrived in Tasmania in 1853 with the 99th Regiment. Stoney travelled widely in the island including an ascent of Mount Wellington. Stoney first published a textual account of his time on the island in 1854 in Hobart Town but on his return to Ireland, his publisher, Smith, Elder brought out the present much improved edition, illustrated with fine lithographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armée Russe [??????? ?????].

      Paris Auguste Bry et Lemercier 1856 - Two parts in one volume large folio (61.8 x 44 cm). First part: 23 leaves numbered I-XXIX (3rd leaf = III, IV, 4th = V, VI, 7th = IX, X, XII (XI not used), 9th = XIV, XV, XVI, plate XXI i & XXI ii) being title, chromo-lithographed dedication, plates of weapons etc, and text; Second part: 56 lithographed plates of costumes printed in colour by Godard and finished by hand; occasional marginal spotting. Contemporary green half morocco, flat spine with compartments decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Luxurious hand coloured edition of this monumental record of all Russian army uniforms. A fresh example of a work which very rarely appears on the market. When published in 1856, the edition was sold for 125 Fr., but because of the book's scarcity, a purchaser would have to pay 200 fr. for it. In his famous catalogue of rarities Solovev priced the book at an impressive 275 rub.: "????????? ??????? [.] ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ????" [Luxurious edition [.] a great rarity complete"] Dedicated to the Russian "Empereur", the book begins with a series of five plates of portraits of Tsar Nicholas I and his four sons. Then the plates show a wide variety of topographical scenes, pleasing variations in the posture of the figures, and fine hand-colouring, all combined to good effect. The whole work contains a certain irony because Pajol commanded the French cavalry in the Crimea (against Russia), while his father, Comte Claude-Pierre Pajol (1772-1844), was a Napoleonic general who led the French advance guard into Moscow. Although Colas follows Vinet in stating that the 29 numbered plates, which include the title and dedication, are on 22 leaves, the fact that there is a plate 21bis brings the actual total to 23 leaves. Brunet IV, 311; Colas 2260 (giving incorrect details of the pages in part 1); Hiler p. 683 (8 plates only); Lipperheide Qo12 (incomplete copy); Vinet 2328; Bobins 208; Solovev kat. 105, No96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        7 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift u. ein Schreiben mit papiergedecktem Siegel u. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Wien u. München, 1844-1856. - Michele Viale-Prelà ist der Nachwelt vor allem wegen seiner Rolle im Fall Edgardo Mortara bekannt. Die Entführung des angeblich notgetauften jüdischen Kindes Edgardo Mortara, die mit seiner Duldung geschah, sorgte in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts für großes Aufsehen und spielte eine Rolle im Kulturkampf. - „Michele Viale-Prelà wurde 1823 zum Priester geweiht und machte in den nachfolgenden Jahren eine ungewöhnlich schnelle Karriere. Zwischen 1828 und 1836 war er Assistent des päpstlichen Nuntius in der Schweiz, danach arbeitete er zwei Jahre mit dem Staatssekretär des Kirchenstaates. Danach nahm er selbst ab 1838 die Aufgabe eines Nuntius in München wahr und wurde 1841 zum Bischof ernannt. Ab 1845 diente er dem Vatikan als Nuntius am kaiserlichen Hof in Wien. 1855 wurde er schließlich zum Erzbischof von Bologna ernannt. Die Ernennung war ungewöhnlich, weil er selber nie Priester einer Gemeinde gewesen war und immer dem Regierungsstab des Vatikans angehörte. Er war sogar als Nachfolger des Staatssekretärs Giacomo Antonelli im Gespräch gewesen. In Bologna war er Nachfolger eines politisch eher gemäßigten Erzbischofs. Zu den ersten Maßnahmen, die Erzbischof Viale-Prelà ergriff, gehörten Vorschriften, die die Observanz religiöser Vorschriften und Gebote in dieser zum Kirchenstaat gehörenden Stadt sicherstellen sollten. Die von ihm gegründete Zeitung, L'osservato bolognese, diente vor allem dazu, liberale Ideen zu bekämpfen. Mit Missionierungskampagnen, bei denen er sehr stark auf Angehörige des Jesuitenordens zurückgriff, wollte er das religiöse Bewusstsein in seiner Gemeinde stärken" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Manuscript Travellogue Accompanied by Ephemera and Botanical Specimens Collected by Austrian Architect Wenzel Heger [Hegher] During His Travels, the Work Titled "Reise nach Italien im Jahre 1856" [Travels in Italy in the year 1856].

      Italy, Solvenia, 1856. 8vo. Fair copy account, 223 pages in manuscript including title page, with 20 ephemeral papers and documents tipped-in at rear of volume, and 11 plant specimens mounted to separate cardstock leafs, captioned, and preserved in two folding envelopes also tipped-in (five were harvested in 1869 in Germany). Journal is written in German. Documents are in Italian or German, depending on place of origin. Burgundy cloth boards representative of the period, with four raised bands, marbled endpapers. Some wear to boards, fading at spine, otherwise in very good condition, a pleasing work in a fine hand. Wenzel Heger (1806-1895) was an architect residing in Josefstadt, a district within Vienna, active in his trade in the 1840s, and employed by the Austrian Department of Architecture by the 1860s. As one might expect from an esteemed architect, this manuscript is penned in a meticulous hand, a pleasing format with wide margins, the account unfolding chronologically and replete with detail. Heger and his wife indulge in an autumn sojourn, departing from their home in Vienna in August 1856 for Trieste, and from there to visit Venice, Padua, Verona, the Lago Di Garda, Peschiera, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Lago Maggiore, Como, Mals, and returning via the connecting alpine pass in Nauders, which lead to Austria, passing through the ancient fortress at Finstermünz (Altfinstermünz) which operated as a customs office until 1854. As well as describing nineteenth century Italian custom and the numerous sites visited, as he travels, Heger notes significant historical events, beginning with his first stay, in Venice, noting circumstances of the city having been plundered in 1797 by retreating Austrian and then French forces, and the Republic of Venice subsequently becoming a part of a unified Italy. He goes further back historically to discuss the visit of Tycho Brahe in 1575 who was soliciting Venetian artisans to work on the Danish king's palace. Early on in their travels, the couple crossed the border by rail into Croatia, then Slovenia to witness the natural and historic beauty of that South Slavic country. We find mention of Krapina and Warasdin (Varazdin), the iconic and majestic Terglau (Triglav) Mountain, Laibach and the ancient Roman castrum known as Colonie Aemona (Emona), Loitsch, Idra (Idrija), one of the many settlements called Paka, and Ogulin. The Baltic tour is described over 14 pages. The tour of mid-nineteenth century Austrian-ruled Italy is further memorialized with ephemeral and manuscript documents such as restaurant menus, hotel receipts including two illustrated billheads for the Grand Albergo alla Luna in Venice and the Gerardo Berina hotel's Trattoria restaurant which no longer stands, ferryboat, omnibus and gondola tickets, theater tickets and three theatre broadsides (one in Italian and one in German). Donizetti's "Elixir d'Amore" and Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice are featured. Finally, some botanical samples were collected by Heger and/or his wife at Lake Garda, Verona, Tirano, Padua, Monza, and much to the Austrian's delight, an edelweiss flower was harvested at an elevation of 7068 feet on Monte Pasubio (captioned Gnaphalium Leontopodium).. Manuscript.

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        Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (pp.219-752). In: Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur wissenschaftlichen Medicin.

      Frankfurt, Verlag von Meidinger Sohn & Comp., 1856, 8, XIV, 1024 pp., mit 45 Holzschnitten und 3 lith. (1 farb.) Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt. Erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiche Sammlung der zum Teil versteckt erschienen, früheren Abhandlungen Rudolf Virchows aus den Jahren 1846-1853. Der wichtigste und größte Beitrag, von insgesamt 513! Seiten ist dem Thema "Thrombose und Embolie" gewidmet. Virchows erste direkte Untersuchungen über die "Phlebitis" betrafen den Verschluss der Pulmonalarterie. Er konnte nachweisen, daß die Tromben nicht in der Lunge gebildet wurden, wie noch seine Zeitgenossen meinten, sondern aus den Venen der unteren Extremität und des Becken stammten. Dies war Virchows erste große Entdeckung. Es wird stets ein Ruhmestitel Virchows bleiben, das Fundament der ganzen Lehre von der Thrombose und Embolie entwickelt zu haben. Heirs of Hippocrates No.1012: This work covers a wide spectrum of clinical pathology based on Virchow's experience as pathologist in Berlin und Würzburg.Garrison & Morton No.3006: Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (S.219-732). Virchow gave the first clear description of thrombosis and embolism (see especially Beitr. exp. Path., 1846, 2, 227-380). Garrsison & Morton No.3064: Ueber farblose Blutkörperchen und Leukämie (S.147-218). Includes his paper on "weisses Blut" (see No.3062) and three later papers on leukaemia. Osler 1629 Waller 1005 see - Alfred P. Fishmann & Dickinson W.Richards: Circulation of the Blood. Men and Ideas (1964), pp.263

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        Holograph note signed, not dated but circa 1894-98, on printed stationery "Homefield, Kenley, Surrey."

      Single sheet folded to make four pages, text of the note on page one, written in blue ink, approximately 60 words. "My Dear Mr. Laurence: Mr. Frank Harris is coming here on Tuesday to luncheon - expressly with a view to meeting you . . . I hope you can manage to come at two, and revive reminiscences of American cooking as well as meet my friend. Faithfully Yours / Harold Frederic." Harold Frederic (1856-1898) lived the final decade of his life in England as a correspondent for the New York Times. He moved to the Homefield house in 1893. It was one of two homes he maintained, each with a different wife and children. Kate Lyon was the wife at Homefield. It was during this time that Frederic wrote his celebrated realistic novel, The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896). Frank Harris (1856-1931), the Irish novelist, is mostly remembered for his controversial memoir My Life and Loves (1922-1927). Frederic manuscript material of any kind is very scarce. In fine condition.

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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.

      Washington, D.C. Nicholson 1856 - First edition, Senate issue with the Rare "Bathing" Plate PERRY, Commodore M[atthew] C[albraith]. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers, at his request, and under his supervision, by Francis L. Hawks.Washington: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. First edition, Senate issue. Three large quarto volumes. (xvii, [1, errata], [1]-537, [1, blank]; [8], [1]-414, [1, note], [1, blank], [16, facsimile treaty], xi, [3]; xliii, [1, blank], 705, [1, blank] pp. Volume I complete with eighty-nine lithographed plates, including three colored facsimiles of Japanese paintings (two folding), and six charts (two folding). This copy includes the suppressed nude bathing plate "Public Bath at Simoda", which is not included in the list of illustrations. Volume II with four tinted lithographed agricultural plates, twenty-three natural history plates, including six hand-colored ornithological plates, ten hand-colored natural history plates depicting various types of fish found in the seas of Japan, and two hand-colored conchology plates. With sixteen meteorological diagrams, and seventeen maps and charts (on sixteen folded sheets). Volume III with 352 full-page wood-engraved astronomical charts. Numerous wood-engravings in the text. Volume III has title: United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the Zodiacal Light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, Made Chiefly on Board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi.with conclusions from the data thus obtained; by Rev. George Jones. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, pictorial gilt spines. Covers and spine ends rubbed, spines faded. Volume I with some spotting and bubbling to cloth on front cover. A few splits to cloth at outer hinges. Volume II with gilt mostly rubbed off to spine. A minor dampstain to bottom edge of text block of Volume III, generally not affecting the charts. Overall, this is a very good copy of a book that usually shows up in poor condition or rebound. "In March, 1852, Commodore Perry was appointed commander of a naval expedition to be sent to Japan to induce their government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States. Perry felt that the only way to force Japan to cease her isolationist foreign policy would be through exhibiting superior naval forces. After entering Araga Harbor on July 8, 1853, the Japanese were eventually forced to accept a treaty that stipulated better treatment of shipwrecked seamen and permitted American ships to obtain fuel and supplies at two Japanese ports, Hakadate and Shimoda. The most important result, however, was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan" (Hill). "Although this expedition was not projected nor organized for scientific purposes, the artist William Heine made many valuable zoological collections at various points in the course of the voyage. The birds are described in Volume II.by John Cassin, with six colored illustrations" (McGill/Wood). Copenhagen/Anker 93. Hill I, pp.230-31. McGill/Wood, p. 517. Nissen, ZBI, 3132. Sabin 30968. HBS 67865. $2,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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