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        Grammatik der Huzvaresch-Sprache.

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856.. X, 194 Seiten, geprägter Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit Innenkantenfileten und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 24 x 15 cm,. (Einleitung in die traditionellen Schriften der Parsen, Band 1). Schönes frisches Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. With 3 of 4 lithographic plates. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1856. XXXVIII S., 2 maps, 648 S., new Bound with orig. boards and spine.. Ex Library with stamps and Ex Libris. Cover stained, some foxing.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dorner]
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        Historical and other information, connected with the province of Oman, Muskat, Bahrein, and other places in the Persian Gulf.

      Bombay, Bombay Education Society's Press, 1856.. Large 8vo. 1 blank leaf, (14), 687 pages, including 4 folding maps (the first partly hand-coloured) and 1 printed table. Contemp. half calf.. First edition, of the utmost rarity. - A trove of historical and topographical information on the Arabian Gulf region as it appeared in the mid-19th century, under the British protectorate. Focusing on the area of the modern-day United Arab Emirates (then the "Trucial States"), Qatar, Bahrein, and Oman, the volume contains a wealth of details on the slave trade (including verbatim editions of treaties), pearl fishing in "Al Bidder" (now Doha), the local tribes, sailing directions for the coasts of the Sheikdoms, etc. The vast subtitle announced "Reports on the island of Kenn, on Bassadore, the harbour of Grane, and the island of Pheleechi. The rise and progress of, and past policy of the British Government towards, the Arab tribes of the Persian Gulf : their resources, localities, &c. Chronological table of events, from 1716 to 1843, connected with the Government of Muskat, and the Arab tribes of the Persian Gulf. Rise and progress of the Government of Muskat, and miscellaneous information connected with that Government, from 1694 to 1853. Treaties, engagements, &c. with the Imaum of Muskat, &c. Notes of a visit to Zanzibar in the year 1834. Information connected with the possessions, revenues, families, &c. of the Imaum of Muskat, the ruler of Bahrein, and the chiefs of the maritime Arab states in the Persian Gulf. Historical sketchs of the Joasemee, Uttoobee, Wahabee, Beniyas, Boo Felasa, Ejman, and Amulgavine tribes of Arabs, from the year 1716 to the year 1853. Memoir descriptive of the navigation of the Gulf of Persia : accompanied by brief notices of the manners, customs, religion, commerce, and resources of the people inhabiting its shores. Measures adopted by the British Government for the suppression of the slave trade in the Persian Gulf." The maps show a" Sketch of Rasool Khymah", a "Sketch of the Island of Kenn", a "Plan of Bassadore Roads", and a "Trigonometrical Plan of the Harbour of Grane at Koweit". The table on p. 326 gives a "Statement of the Number of Inhabitants Vessels and Dale Trees of the Joasmee Poris in 1826, contrasted with the same in 1831". - Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government (New Series), no. 24. Contemp. ms. ownership on front flyleaf: "For the use of the British Agency at Muscat". Includes 2 Typed Letters Signed (Oct.-Nov. 1971): correspondence between D. F. Hawley, of the British Embassy in Muscat, with the Library and Records Dept. of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, relating to Hawley's (ultimately successful) endeavour to purchase this exceedingly rare volume which he had removed from the India Office Library. - OCLC 34036809.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A History of the Irish Poor Law

      London - John Murray, 1856. London - John Murray, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this work on the Irish Poor Laws. The Irish Poor Laws were a series of Acts of Parliament intended to address social instability due to widespread and persistent poverty in Ireland. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound, slight age-toning to title page but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Appletons' Railway and Steam Navigation Guide

      New York.: D. Appleton & Co., 09- 1856.. New York.: D. Appleton & Co.. No. III.. 09- 1856.. Black and white maps throughout, large black and white folding map, xii+24pp, 7 x 5 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Paper wraps in fair condition only; spine exposed, rear cover detached. Pages i thru xii reinforced with tape with resulting staining. An extraordinary compendium from the early days of the American love affair with railroads. A Guide to Railways in "the United States and Canadas"; a general Steamboat Directory; a Guide to the Principal Hotels. Large folding map at front, plus numerous internal maps depicting the routes of regional railroads with time tables. Numerous advertisements. This volume predates the completion of the first transcontinental railroad by more than a dozen years. The folding map depicts railroads east of the Mississippi and extending south to Savannah; there is an inset of the railroads of New England. This is a very early copy of a series that was issued for a great many years. It is a valuable documentation of US railroads at a very early stage of development. .

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        Grundzüge der Physiologie und Systematik der Sprachlaute für Linguisten und Taubstummenlehre

      Wien: Druck und Verlag von Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1856. Wien: Druck und Verlag von Carl Gerold's Sohn. Good with no dust jacket. 1856. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Library stamps/marks/labels, free flyleaves detached but present, owner's signature and stamp, otherwise light wear. Bookseller's label on front paste-down: "H Fritzsche's Buchhandlung & Antiquariat (A Lorentz) Leipzig, Rossplats Nr 6." Crisp fold-out plate. Solid hardcover.; German language. Owner's stamp and signature of Henry Pickering Bowditch, later Dean of the Harvard Medical School. Bowditch studied in Leipzig, where this book was purchased, and had a career-long interest in physiology. Dr von Brücke, as professor of physiology in Vienna, was an influence on his medical student Sigmund Freud, whch led to the development of psychodynamics. "Classical work on phonetics." - Leslie T Morton; A Medical Bibliography (Garrison and Morton): An Annotated Check-List of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine, 4th edition; 1461. Influential association copy of the first edition of this early work outlined the fundamentals of the physiology and classification of speech sounds for linguists and teachers of the deaf. ; Ex-Library; 134 pages .

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        Sulla Economia Sociale Discorsi di Angelo Marescotti, Volume Primo - Secondo -Terzo - Quarto

      Barbera Bianchi e Comp., 1856 - 1857, Firenze, - In 8°; 4 volumi: (4), 253, (1) pp., (4), 254, (2) pp., (4), 495, (1) pp., (4), 271, (1) pp. Brossure editoriali azzurre con titolo impresso in nero ai piatti entro cornice xilografica. Dorso del secondo volume con due piccoli rinforzi ai margini superiore ed inferiore, e dorso del terzo volume anticamente rinforzato con cartoncino. Quarto volume intonso. Qualche macchiolina di foxing dovuta alla qualità della carta in alcune pagine e per il resto in buone condizioni di conservazione. Prima edizione non comune a trovarsi completa di questo importante studio di economia del celebre economista e uomo politico originario di Lugo di Romagna, Angelo Marescotti (Lugo, 24 febbraio 1815 - Bologna, 5 ottobre 1892). L'autore combatté nella prima guerra di indipendenza (1848) come volontario. Nel 1859, dopo la caduta del potere pontificio, fu segretario dell'Assemblea Nazionale delle Romagne. Economista, insegnò economia politica all'Università di Bologna a partire dallo stesso anno. Nel 1862 fu eletto deputato nel collegio della città natale. Marescotti fu una delle voci più autorevoli del pensiero economico-sociale italiano dell'ottocento. "Il M. amava definirsi un economista sperimentale e positivo, intendendo in tal modo prendere le distanze dalle due scuole dominanti, quella "collettivista" e quella "individualista". Di entrambe condannava il tentativo di ricercare le cause dei fenomeni economici, ricerca che egli riteneva non fosse campo degli scienziati bensì degli studiosi di metafisica, mentre occorreva procedere col metodo positivo dell'osservazione dei fatti.". Fu strenuo oppositore di ogni dottrina protezionistica. Quella qui presentata è una delle sue opere più celebri.

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

      First Edition. Quarter-leather cover. G : in good condition. Covers rubbed with wear to leather spines and fading to lower edges of front cover of vol. II. Both vols. with stamp and bookplate of the Cruising Library Association. Some mild browning to pages and sporadic light foxing. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xvii; 537pp; 414pp, xipp. Vol. I with 88 [of 89] colour plates including two folding facsimiles of Japanese paintings. Additional folding maps. Vol. II with chromolithographic plates (natural history), and 16 charts, plus two folding maps. This edition of does not include the suppressed 'nude bathing scene'. The two volumes of the American expedition to China and Japan refer to the period which saw the beginnings of international relations between the two major powers. Profusely illustrated with drawings which display all aspects of the Orient from a Western perspective.Volume two contains a facsimile of the original treaty with Japan.

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        The Discovery of the North-West Passage

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine head frayed. Occasional light soiling and darkening. Cruising Association book-plate and blind-stamps. 1856. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xix, 405pp, +24pp catalogue. Folding coloured map and 4 tinted lithograph plates. .

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        Expositio de quattuor primis Khalifis ad librum Ibn Kuteibae ascriptum, secundum codicem Lundensem [ ].

      Lund, Berling, 1856. - 8vo. (1), 29 pp. (Bound with) II: Yllander, Hermann Emanuel. De formis verbi finite in lingua hebrea commentatio [ ]. Ibid., 1863. (1), 38 pp. Contemp. marbled boards. Two mid-19th-century Swedish oriental dissertations: the first about a history of the Caliphate by Ibn Qutaiba, based on a manuscript in the Lund oriental library; the other, a linguistic study of Hebrew verb forms. - Extremeties rubbed. Foxed throughout; contemp. ownership to inside front cover. OCLC 251635325. Cf. GAL S I, 187 (Leiden 1856).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper

      New York:: Stringer and Townsend,, 1856.. New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1856. Octavo, 17volumes. Bound in full tan leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, tooling to board edges. Raised bands, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. In near fine condition. Although now renown for the baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York was the place where Cooper spent most of his life and it was established by and named for his father, United States Congressman, William Cooper. It was his life here, surrounded by Iroquois terratory as well as his time in the US Navy that influenced a good deal of his work. Cooper did not begin his literary career until the age of 30, when his wife, also a writer, challenged his claim with a wager that he could produce a better novel than the one she had been reading. Although his first book, Precaution, published anonymously, was not a huge success, he, of course, went on to be one of the most popular 19th-century American authors, and his work was admired greatly throughout the world. Many consider him to be the first true American novelist.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Librairie Nouvelle, PARIS - Collection complète des oeuvres de Balzac éditée de 1856 à 1860 par la Librairie nouvelle en 45 volumes. Belles reliures demi-cuir marron signées L. E. Bon état général. Dos : tomaisons, titres, auteur et décors dorés, plats marbrés marron. N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour obtenir des photos à votre convenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

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

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        La Suisse allemande et l?ascension du Moench. 4 Volumes.

      Joël Cherbuliez, Paris - Genève, 1856 - 4 frontispices en litho et une planche fac-similé, Auteur, titre et ornementation dorés, plats papier marbré, tranche supérieure dorée, couverture conservée. Reliure moderne.

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        Parti ved Frederickssted. - (St Croix)

      Copenhagen, 1856 - Tinted lithograph. Repaired marginal tears at bottom. 28 x 19.5 cms. One of a set of 6 views of the Danish West Indies.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        The Plays. Accurately printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone, with Mr. Malone's various Readings. A selection of Explanatory and Historical Notes, from the most eminent Commentators. A History of the Stage, and a Life of Shakespeare, by Alexander Chalmers. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Printed for Longman and Co., Rivington, . 1856. - 8 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf boards with gilt rule, later respined in light calf with twin, red and maroon title labels, and gilt tooling to spines; marbled end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare to volume I. Corners rubbed; a little marking to boards; extremities rubbed. A handsome, sound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Twelve Years a Slave -- Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, From a Common Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana

      Miller, Orton & Mulligan 1856 - Very good early printing. Basis for award winning movie this year. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sex Blade til Hjortens Flugt, Episk Digt af Chr. Winther.

      Tegnede og lithograferede af Lor. Frølich. [Kbhvn. 1856]. Grand folio. 6 Litografier udført af J.W. Tegner og Kittendorffs Lith. Inst. Indbundet i originalt halvlærred med påtrykt titel på forperm.. 2 motiver fra Flugten - 2 motiver fra Kongsgaarden - 1 motiv med Moder og Datter - 1 motiv med Korset

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        "Poems, religious, historical, and political."

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

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        DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

      1856 - NEW YORK STATE. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Albany, Weed, Parsons, 1856-1861, 1877. Large quarto. Twelve volumes, with 600 to 800 pages each. The first eight volumes contain documents compiled, transcribed, and translated by John R. Brodhead, who, "by virtue of an act of the legislature," was sent to Holland, England and France for the task. These include accounts of interactions between settlers and natives, trade and agriculture, boundaries, hostilities, etc. Fold-outs show early maps, some hand-colored, including the Indian nations. Volumes IX and X contain documents transcribed and translated in Paris by E.B. O'Callaghan, who oversaw the entire work. Volume XI is the Index, prepared by O'Callaghan. Volume XII (1877) contains documents relating to the History of the Dutch and Swedish Settlements on the Delaware River, compiled in Albany and Stockholm by B. Fernow. All are bound in brown publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. For the most part all are VG, with the exception of weak hinges and damage to spine heads in Volumes II and VIII, and the outer spine off the Index volume.

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        La Coquette

      Paris: H. Rousseau, [1856]. - An Elegant 19th Century Paper Doll With Multiple Gowns[PAPER DOLLS]. La Coquette. Paris: H. Rousseau, n.d. [1856]. Hand-colored, double-sided lithographed French paper doll with twelve hand-colored lithographed gowns with matching hats including a magnificent wedding ensemble. Lithography by H. Jannin. Housed in a remarkable facsimile of the original presentation box, with the original colored lithographed title laid-on. Complete with a later slotted wooden disc to display the doll in its finery.An item of great scarcity, an ephemeral work not meant to last but of lasting charm. We have been able to locate only one other recorded example, which came to auction at Theriaults Antique Doll Auctions, November 12, 2006, and sold for €1,900 ($2,590)

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        PRIMAVERA Y FLOR DE ROMANCES ó Coleccion de los mas viejos y mas populares romances castellanos publicada con una introduccion y notas por Don Fernando José Wolf y Don Conrado Hofmann

      1856 - Berlin en casa de A. Asher y Comp. 1856. 2 vols. 4º, 198 x 120 mm., hol., puntas, hilos y ruedas doradas en lomo, corte de ca- beza dorado, resto sin desbarbar. EJEMPLAR DE SALVÁ Y HEREDIA, con sus exlibris pegados en hoja de guarda. Ref: Salvá, 335 ?Linda edición de este escelente romancero, precedida, como ya lo indica la portada, de una interesante y erudita introduccion?.  Poesías, romances castellanos, flor de romances, Wolf, Salvá, Heredia

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        The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., Late Envoy to Persia, and Governor of Bombay; from Unpublished Letters and Journals. 2 Vols.

      Smith., London 1856 - xii, 538, vi, 631pp, appends. Ffep to Vol.1 missing, calf is rubbed and worn to spines with piece missing to head of Vol.1, a.e.g, both volumes bear inscription: 'Helen Elphinstone Malcolm from her sister, Lady Malcolm 1856' and bookplate of William Elphinstone Malcolm, Burnfoot. Will incur additional postage and insurance recommended. 2.4kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Clipper Ship Dreadnought off Tuskar Light, 12 1/2 days from New York on her celebrated passage into dock at Liverpool in 13 days 11 hours Decr. 1854. To her Commander S. Samuels Esq this Print is respectfully dedicated

      New York: N. Currier, 1856 [but 1915]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, from a painting by D. McFarlane. 20 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches. A fine image of the fastest ship of her day, A second impression of this great image, taken from the original stone in 1915. The famed 'Blue Ribband' wasn't introduced until the 1860's, and then only for the fastest voyage by steam- powered passenger liners, but the clipper `Dreadnought' captured the public's imagination with the speed of her Atlantic crossings. Under the captainship of Samuel Samuels, her fastest accredited time is 9 days, 21 hours, from Sandy Hook to Queenstown. Conningham 1144; Gale 1261; Peters 5

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        Mikroskopische Pflanzenbilder in sehr starker Vergrösserung zum Gebrauche bei dem Unterrichte in der Botanik nebst einem Grundriß der Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen zur Erläuterung der Abbildungen.

      Diehl, Darmstadt 1856 - 4to. Halbleinenband des 20. Jahrhunderts, ohne Beschriftung, 2 Bll., 15 S., Tafeln. Mit Titelbild in Chromolithographie und 42 Tafeln mit 75 Figuren, davon 16 in Farbendruck. Nissen, BBI 228. - Der grüne Orig.-Umschlag der Interimsbroschur (mit Schmuckrahmen) wurde ebenfalls eingebunden. Dieser an den Rändern angestaubt, mit kleinen Fehlstellen, angerändert und teils leicht rissig. Titel etwas braunfleckig, der Textteil wenig, ansonsten weitgehend sauber. Die Tafeln nur am äußersten Rand etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Wenige mit Knickspuren im Eck oder kleinen Eckabrissen. 1050 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        Ordnance Survey of the Isle of Wight and Part of Hampshire

      [Southampton]: 1856. . Map dimensions 59 x 92 cm, overall 68 x 99 cm. Folding map with fine original hand colouring denoting the geological strata, a corresponding reference key to the lower left corner, scale 1 inch to 1 mile. The map dissected into 28 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, folds into the original red cloth slipcase with a Stanford’s printed label to the upper board. Very light wear to the case, an excellent example. Based on sheet 10 of the Ordnance Survey featuring the island and the adjacent mainland, the geological information is provided by the Geological Survey under the direction of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison. The local surveyors are also named: Henry W. Bristow (“geological lines, Cretacious and Tertiary”) and W. Talbot Aveline (the “Cretacious series between Whale and Shanklin”); Andrew Crombie Ramsey is named as the local director.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Fitzroy St., Tuesday, dated in another hand 10th June 1856. - Small 8vo. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To his daughter Christine, telling about a party that he has just had: "Mr White left this morning - after a pleasant party, got up for him last night, at last as far and I could judge the party being neither too large or too small, Chas Knight, Joe Arden, Peter Cuningham, Chas Landseer, Solomon Hart & John Leech [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The physical atlas of natural phenomena

      W. Blackwood 1856 - Atlas folio. 58 cm. Hardcover. 3/4 leather spine over brown boards. Worn cover, especially to rear and extremities. Loss to corner leather. Internally very good. Lovely period color maps and illustrations throughout. 42 maps/diagrams: 35 large maps (mostly double-page) + 7 partial page maps/diagrams. English version of Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas, the first truly comprehensive thematic atlas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFTER DARK. In Two Volumes

      Smith Elder and Co., London:: Smith Elder and Co.,. 1856.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st book edition (Bleiler, p. 46; Locke, p. 56; NCBEL III, 924; Parrish, pp. 26 - 28; Sadleir 587; Wolff 1343). viii, 315, [1 (blank)]; [4], 322 pp.. Riviere & Son full brown calf bindings, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt edge tooling, gilt dentelles & marbled paper eps. TEG. Later maroon leather title labels to spine. Original green cloth covers bound-in at rear.. Minor rubbing to binding extremities. A VG+ set.. 6 stories of the "weird and supernatural" [Locke], with connecting narrative, of which 5 originally appeared in Dickens' Household Words. Volume II leads with the first publication of "The Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange".

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        The Rhine

      - and its picturesque Scenery. Rotterdam to Mayence. Illustrated by Birket Foster. David Bogue, Fleet Street London 1856. 8:o. vi,(1),388 pp Publisher s gilt-decorated cloth. All edges gilt. Worn at head and foot of spine. Owner s signature on front pastedown. 24 x 18 cm.*The armorial bearings displayed on the embossed ornamental cover are those of Prussia, Hesse-Darmstadt, Wurtenberg, Saxony, Frankfort and Belgium from a design by W. Harry Rogers.[#9508] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        NOBILIAIRE DE GUIENNE ET DE GASCOGNE. Revue des familles d'ancienne chevalerie ou anoblies de ces provinces, antérieures à 1789, avec leurs généalogies et armes, suivie d'un traité héraldique sous forme de dictionnaire. [3 volumes].

      1856 - Bordeaux, Gounouilhou, & Paris, Dumoulin, 1856-60. Trois volumes grand in-8 (202 x 275) demi-veau miel, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés d'un double filet doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison vert lierre (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : frontispice couleurs, VIII pages de faux-titre, titre orné d'une grande vignette et préface datée "1er juillet 1856", 483 pages, 49 blasons couleurs collés sur vélin fort ; Tome II : frontispice couleurs, 480 pages dont faux-titre et titre orné d'une grande vignette, 60 blasons couleurs collés sur vélin fort ; Tome III : 22 blasons couleurs collés sur vélin fort et 2 gravures en noir imprimées. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Elle est illustrée de deux frontispices chromolithographiés, de 131 BLASONS coloriés et rehaussés d'or ou d'argent, sous serpente, et de deux planches de blasons imprimés en noir. Cet ouvrage est devenu RARE ET RECHERCHÉ car c'est le seul qui donne, sous une forme homogène, les généalogies de maisons et familles subsistantes ou éteintes du sud-ouest de la France. Un quatrième volume a paru en 1883. Les deux premiers volumes sont d'O'Gilvy, les tomes III et IV, respectivement parus en 1860 et 1883 sont de Bourrousse de Laffore. Ils sont encore plus rares que les deux premiers car ils ont été mis au pilon bien après leur parution. (SAFFROY, II, 23798). Exemplaire en BEL ÉTAT, au corps d'ouvrage frais. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fr. Magendie. Lecon d'ouverture du cours de medecine du College de France. Inscribed presentation copy.

      Bailliere 1856 - Bernard, Claude (1813-73). Fr [ancois] Magendie. Leçon d'ouverture du cours de médecine du Collège de France. . . . 8vo. [4] 36pp. Paris: Baillière, 1856. 222 x 143 mm. Original printed wrappers. Light marginal dampstaining, but very good. Bernard's autograph presentation inscription on the front wrapper: "Monsieur le Docteur Amedée Latour, hommage de l'Auteur."First Edition. Bernard's longtime mentor François Magendie died in 1855, and Bernard, who had succeeded Magendie as professor of medicine at the Collège de France, opened his winter series of lectures with the present obituary notice, which includes a bibliography of Magendie's publications. "What Bernard found to say in this lecture of the man of whom he speaks in the French manner as 'my master,' is testimony to his profound respect for the older man's intellectual distinction and the contribution he had made to physiology and medicine, especially through his sponsorship of the experimental method. . . . [Bernard] was especially proud to be numbered in the legacy of experimenters which Magendie had bequeathed to physiology. Before Magendie, Bernard said, the experimenters could be counted; after him, it was the physiologists who did not experiment who could be counted and who needed to justify their existence" (Olmsted & Olmsted, pp. 90-91). Bernard presented this copy to the French physician Amedée Latour (1805-82), editor-in-chief of L'Union médicale and author of works on pathology and phthisis. Grmek, p. 315. Hirsch (for Latour). Scarce, with only five copies in North American libraries cited in NUC and OCLC (Yale, Columbia, NLM, Coll. Phys. Phila., & Mary Washington College in Virginia). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Entwickelungs-Geschichte von Petromyzon Planeri

      1856 - Eine von der Holländischen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Haarlem im Jahre 1856 gekrönte Preisschrift. Ohne Ort und Jahr (Haarlem, Lossjes, 1856). (2), 49, (1) pages with 8 plates. The monograph on Petromyzon Planeri (1856) was published seven years earlier than Schultze's paper on segmentation of the egg. This unique copy INSCRIBED by Schultze for Prof. Milore-Edwards of Paris. Heavy foxing to plates, overall general wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH

      G. P. Putnam & Co. 1856 Light rubbing to boards. Small bookplate. One small chip on top front free endpaper. Fair amount of foxing throughout the book but not affecting plates and maps. Endpapers rubbed ; A very handsome copy with binding tight. Black boards with gilt decoration of half moon in front. Boards are not faded and in unusually nice condition; 8vo; xv, 492 pages

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        Memoire sur le pancreas. Very rare separately published edition

      Paris: Bailliere, 1856. Bernard, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . 190pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1856. 270 x 213 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth spine, somewhat foxed. Some light foxing but a fine copy. First Edition in Book Form. G-M 1000.1 (journal article). The final and most complete statement of Bernard's first major physiological discovery--the role of the pancreas in digestion, particularly its function in the breakdown and absorption of fats. Bernard was the first to demonstrate that pancreatic juice acted upon fats by a saponification process; i.e., the breakdown of fats into fatty acids and glycerine. Bernard's monograph was published the same year as a paper in the Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856), pp. 379-563. The book-form edition that we offer here was very small. Grmek 163. Norman 202. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 67b. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59.

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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

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

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        Case of Passmore Williamson. Report of the Proceedings on the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Issued by The Hon. John K. Kane, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in the case of The United States of America Ex Rel. John H. Wheeler vs. Passmore Williamson, Including The Several Opinions Delivered, and The Arguments of Counsel, Reported by Arthur Cannon, Esq., Phonographer

      Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt & Son. 1856. First. First edition. Octavo. Original cloth. Bookplate of a defunct library on the front pastedown, pocket removed from the rear pastedown, and call letters on the spine, cloth worn down at the spine ends, still a bright, very good copy. This copy Inscribed by the subject of the case: "H.G. Jones, Esq. with respects of P. Williamson." The recipient was almost certainly Horatio Gates Jones, a historian, and the son of the first pastor of the Lower Merion Baptist Church. Williamson, the white secretary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, helped three slaves to escape at the behest of William Still, and then legally challenged the Fugitive Slave Law. He was convicted of contempt of court by the pro-slavery judge when he refused to produce the freed slaves, and served a three-month prison sentence, where he received hundreds of visitors including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. This account is uncommon, especially signed by Williamson himself. OCLC seems to locate a single copy of the book. .

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        Le monde. Histoire de toutes les peuples, dupuis les temps les plus recules. Jusquia nos jours por MM. Saint Prosper,de Savrigny,Duponchel,le Baron Korff,Belloc et l abbe Martin,reuve et continue par Edition illustree de belles gravures sur Acier.

      Lebigre - Duquesne Freres, Editeurs, París 1856 - holnadesa bien conservada con nervios época Tomo VII. 1ª y 2ª Parte correspondiente a España, Portugal y Paises Bajos. 2 Volúmenes, láminas grabadas al acero. . 503 págs.

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        [CAMPAIGN MEDAL FEATURING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN C. FREMONT]

      New York: Paquet, 1856.. Silver medal, 2 3/8 inches in diameter. Lightly tarnished. Near fine. A large medal featuring John C. Fremont, famed western explorer, key figure in the conquest of California, and the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party, issued for his presidential campaign in 1856. One side features a bust of Fremont, while the other features the slogan: "The Rocky Mountains echo back Fremont. The People's choice for 1856. Constitutional Freedom." "Chosen more for his heroic image than his political skills, he nonetheless inspired great enthusiasm in the North, while in the South he was branded a 'Frenchman's bastard' and, incorrectly, a secret Roman Catholic. Although Fremont gained the majority of northern votes, he was defeated nationwide by the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan (1.8 to 1.34 million, with an electoral vote of 174 to 114). Despite the loss, his candidacy established the Republican party's dominance in the North and set the stage for Abraham Lincoln's victory in 1860" - ANB. ANB (online).

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        AFTER DARK. In Two Volumes

      London:: Smith Elder and Co.,. 1856.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st book edition (Bleiler, p. 46; Locke, p. 56; NCBEL III, 924; Parrish, pp. 26 - 28; Sadleir 587; Wolff 1343). viii, 315, [1 (blank)]; [4], 322 pp.. Riviere & Son full brown calf bindings, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt edge tooling, gilt dentelles & marbled paper eps. TEG. Later maroon leather title labels to spine. Original green cloth covers bound-in at rear.. Minor rubbing to binding extremities. A VG+ set.. 6 stories of the "weird and supernatural" [Locke], with connecting narrative, of which 5 originally appeared in Dickens' Household Words. Volume II leads with the first publication of "The Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange".

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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING. Also, the Art of Marbling Book-Edges and Paper, the Whole Designed for the Practical Workman, the Amateur, and the Book-coll

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. modern half blue calf with marbled paper covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt. 109774|118096|118136|118234/FA. Bookbinding. 8vo. modern half blue calf with marbled paper covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt. 318, (2) pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual. (Mejer 1950; Appleton p.83; Brenni no.39 - for first edition). Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and was well qualified to write a practical manual on bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first practical manual written in this country. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by the early American bookbinder tool makers, Gaskill, Cooper and Fry. The section on marbling (pages 83-130) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough's manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. No ads in back. Scarce book in first edition.

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        Revista Peninsular. Primeiro Volume. [Introdução de Mendes Leal]. [Junto con:] Revista Peninsular. Segundo Volume.

      Lisboa, Typographia do Progresso, Palacio do Conde de Sampaio à Boa-Vista, 1855 [y] Lisboa, Typographia de Castro e Irmão, rua da Boa-Vista, 1856 - Dos tomos en un volúmen en folio; 573 pp. + 288 pp. Con varios estados plegados y un total de cuatro láminas litográficas con retratos de escritores hispanos y lusos. Encuadernación original, fatigada, en media tela. Un verdadero arsenal de datos sobre España y Portugal en mitad del siglo XIX. Entre otros muchos temas se trata de: los ferrocarriles peninsulares, las contribuciones directas en España, el comercio exterior, la explotación de la hulla y el hierro en España, la Exposición General de Bellas Artes en Madrid en 1856, y Portugal en la Exposición Universal de Paris. La nómina de los autores de obras literarias que se recogen es inmensa: Alexandre Herculano, Almeida Garrett, Florez Estrada, Quintana, Estévanez Calderón, Mesonero Romanos, Espronceda, Cánovas del Castillo, Latino Coello, Mousinho de Oliveira, Campoamor, Vicente Barrantes, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda junto a otras poetisas españolas, Bulhão Pato, Maldonado Macanaz, Sinibaldo de Mas, Donoso Cortés, Aureliano Fernandez Guerra, José Guell y Renté, Salvador Costanzó, Juan Valera, Heriberto Gonzalez de Quevedo y muchos más, portugueses, españoles e hispanoamericanos.

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        "Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55"

      Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson. 1856. "First edition, 8vo, 2 vols., pp. 464; 467; engraved portrait and vignette half-title in each volume, 4 maps (2 folding), 18 beautifully engraved plates and approximately 265 other engraved illustrations in the text; publisher's brown pictorial cloth stamped and lettered in gilt, brown glazed endpapers; spine ends expertly repaired, engraved title page in Vol. I a bit soiled; a very good, sound set. & & This copy inscribed by the author to ""Captain Comstock with my best respects, E.K. Kane, Philadel., Oct. 5th. [1856]"".& & Under the auspices of the U.S. Navy, Kane set out in search of Franklin, who had not been heard from since 1847, to explore, and to make scientific investigations in the regions north of Smith Sound. While Kane came away empty-handed as far as information on Franklin was concerned, the expedition was of extreme importance for its scientific and geographical discoveries. & & Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 36998."

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        The Ship-Builder’s Manual, and Nautical Referee

      NY., 1856.. Sepia frontispiece, b/w plates. This is a rare work, not to be confused with the earlier (1850) and more common “Treatise on Marine Architecture.” In this book Griffiths concentrates less on the theoretical and more on the technical, “nuts and bolts”, aspects of construction. He includes material on timbers and timbering, scantlings, fastenings, spars, ground tackle, sails and rigging, and much more of the kinds of information that would be useful to an actual shipwright. This book also contains 17 sets of lines and diagrams. Brewington says, “Griffiths works of great value. Contain many plates of lines, details, masting rules, tables of off-sets, etc.” Brewington Bib. NYPL list p. 315. This is the second, expanded, edition (first was 1853), with new material and four index pages. Bound in original quarter leather over boards with gold spine lettering. Title page lightly foxed, with private owner’s embossed stamp in lower right. Scattered light foxing, with occasional text pages more heavily foxed. A very good copy of a very scarce book. Worldcat shows only six American libraries holding copies.

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        D'Albert's Album 1856

      London.: Chappell & Co.. 1856.. Gift book, 14 x 10.25 inches, 131 pp. featuring music by Charles D'Albert and chromolithographic plates by John Brandard. Pebbled cover with gilt lettering; covers loose; corners bumped; spine cracked with substantial loss of covering. Text block remains tightly bound. Volume contains five chromolithographic plates after Brandard (with possible additional hand coloring) plus title page also by Brandard. The six exquisite plates were printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Volume contains music for eighteen compositions by D'Albert. Contents in good clean condition. The five large color plates in this volume represent illustrations used for cover art when D'Albert's compositions were published and sold individually. Space at the top and bottom of the chromo illustrations, left blank as published in the Album, would have been utilized in the sheet music's solo edition for printing the composition's title at top and, at bottom, publisher details. As preserved in the Album, the five chromolithographic plates (plus title) are in near mint condition. (The Presentation page is printed in monochrome and is unattributed.) D'Albert's music with Brandard's illustrations are quite scarce in Album format. The five plates illustrate musical compositions entitled Angelina; The Mountain Daisy; Geneva; The Queen of Gipsies; The Bacchante. .

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