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        After Dark

      London, Smith Elder. 1856, 1856. Short stories; crime and supernatural. First Edition. 8vo. 2 Volumes. Beautifully bound by Stikeman in a near contemporary half tan morocco with gilt titles and ruling to spine compartments, marbled boards, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, marbled endpapers, housed in a custom-made slipcase. Fresh, bright and clean, a trifle sunned to spines. Very strong and attractive copies of a scarce first edition from Collins. Contains 'The Stolen Letter' and an all-time favourite; 'A Terribly Strange Bed', featuring a king-sized psychotic bed that smothers all who attempt to sleep in it. One can only assume that Colins suffered from bouts of insomnia. A cracking bit of mainstream Victorian fiction in a lovely binding. Hubin (2003). Bleiler.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Book of Nonsense. By Derry Down Derry

      London: T. McLean, 1856]. . Second edition, early issue, oblong 8vo, (73) leaves, being the title (“There was an Old Derry Down Derry...”) and 72 lithographed limericks, printed on rectos only with the captions in five lines for the first time. Light marginal browning and some light spotting, each leaf numbered in pencil to the upper corner with a couple of other pieces of pencilled marginalia, marbled endpapers and sides. Contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked with the original backstrip, some wear to edges, black spine label. An uncommon early printing of Lear’s renowned Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846 in two volumes. The first two editions were lithographed, with Lear preparing new stones for this edition; subsequent editions were wood engraved. The two “Old Man of the West” limericks have their images reversed; a later issue with the images corrected has been noted. Five limericks have parts of the caption redrawn.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        A Residence in Tasmania: with a descriptive tour through the island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.. 1856. First edition thus (originally published as A Year in Tasmania… with map but no plates in Hobart Town, 1854). 8vo; vi, [ii], 312pp, frontis, vignette title, double-page folding map, 7 plates, 6 other illustrations. This copy does not have the publisher's advertisements at the rear. Contemporary half calf, spine label and raised bands, the extremities rubbed and a touch of flecking on the cloth; evidently trimmed a little for binding. Edges sprinkled and slightly darkened. All but one of the plates have a slight damp mark visible on the verso, but scarcely so or not all on the recto, the map clean. A little scattered pale foxing early, otherwise crisp and clean. Owner's bookplate on front paste-down. A very good copy. ***Ferguson 16295. .

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        Durer Album

      Nurnberg -Verlag von J. Zeiser's Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of engravings by Durer. Albrecht Durer (21 May 1471 6 April 1528) was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, rather worn. Both boards detached. Loss to leather of spine and lifting to some of the remaining leather. Internally, generally firmly bound, bright with the odd handling mark. Overall: GOOD (ONLY).

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      NY., 1856.. b/w plates, ills. folding charts. A landmark in American exploration, these are the records of the first U.S. government-sponsored exploring expedition. Besides establishing the U.S. as a global power, it returned a wealth of scientific detail and nearly as much controversy. This is a later edition, the first having been published a decade previously. However, it has the taller format of earlier editions. The engravings in this set are particularly sharp and strong. Map of Hawaii missing from vol. 4, as cited by Haskell 13. (It appears never to have been bound in this set.) See Haskell 13 and 7. A tall, clean, bright copy attractively bound in half calf over marbled boards with red and black spine labels and gilt decoration.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Modern Painters in 5 volumes (complete)

      Smith, Elder and Co , 1856-1869 . Hardback. . All vols VG- to VG+. Light scuffing to corners of all vols and shelf edge of spine of volume 1 chipped. Front hinge of vol1 1 cracked but intact. Foxing outer pages of all vols. A handsome, bright and tight matched set. Crown 8vo full dark red morocco with 5 raised bands. Thick bevelled boards. Gilt title/decoration on spine compartments and line decoration to front and back boards. Gilt dentelles, spot marbled endpapers and matching page edges. We have many other Ruskin items in stock. Please enquire for full list.

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        The War Almanack for 1856,

      London: H.G. Clarke and Co.,, 1856. a Naval and Military Year-Book; containing Memoirs of General and Flag Officers; Services of Staff Officers in the Crimea; Chronology of the War; the Baltic and Black Sea Fleets; Stations of Her Majesty's Ships; Distribution of the Army and Militia; Pay of the Army and Navy; Obituary, etc. Octavo. Original pictorial paper wraps. Royal Arms within trophy of arms to the upper wrap, wood-engraved frontispiece showing the assault on the Redan and Malakoff, and 12 third-page illustrations of key locations in the campaign. Somewhat rubbed and soiled, wraps slightly chipped, now skilfully rebacked, some foxing largely to the fore-edge. First edition, extremely uncommon COPAC records copies at BL, Cambridge, and Oxford only, OCLC adds copies of the issue for 1855 in NIL, and the New England Genealogical Historical Society Library. Contains an historical almanac; descriptions of key locations in the conflict - Archangel, Eupatoria, Kertch, Odessa, Balaklava &c. - with illustrations; thorough biographical entries on general and flag officers; order of battle of the Army in the Crimea; list of officers who have fallen; a tabulated list of British casualties by regiment, and much else besides. Interesting note in the Chronology of War for December 1854 of a letter sent by the Queen to Miss Nightingale wishing that "Miss Nightingale and the ladies would tell these poor noble wounded and sick men that NO ONE takes a warmer interest, or feels more for their sufferings, or admires their courage and heroism MORE, than their Queen." Interesting page of manuscript notes in German on the composition of the Expedition to China 1857, eventually diverted to India by the Mutiny, on a blank. Many pages of fascinating advertisements, including two pages on the recently opened London Necropolis at Woking; Schweppe & Co.'s "Soda, Potass, and Magnesia Waters", Claudet & Houghton's Glass for Photographs; and "Edmiston's Crimean Outfit" for 18 guineas which comprises all of the essential "requisites for Officer's proceeding to the Seat of the War," including "Waterproof Cape and Hood. Ditto Camp Books. Ditto Ground Sheet … Folding Bedstead … Sponging Bath … Pair of Pack Saddle Trunks, with Straps and Slinging Irons complete." Edmiston also offered Portable India-Rubber Boats, "As used in the Harbour of Balaklava," and The Pocket Siphonia, or Waterproof Overcoat, "Weight 10oz … all silk throughout.

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        Musée des Thermes et de l' Hotel de Cluny - Catalogue et description des objets d'art de l'antiquité, du moyen-age et de la renaissance, exposés au musée

      Paris, Hotel de Cluny, 1856.. 1856. 3 blanks, hf-title, title (4) 296 pp., 3 blanks. Full dark green grained morocco on 4 (raised) bands, spine gt.-panelled, profusely gilt-decorated, sides triple & quadruple gt.-ruled w. elaborately gilt crnr.-fleurons, gt.-ruled inner dentelles and gilt-stamped turn-ins. A.e.g. Imperial coat of arms on sides. On frontal paste-down: "Bibliotheek H.M. de Koningin" [= Her Majesty the Queen] and "Afgeschreven" [= discarded]. Blanks just a trifle foxed and paste-downs w. traces of glue. * This catalogue must have been presented as a gift to WILLIAM III, King of the Netherlands, by Napoléon III. ¶ Collation en langue française sur demande. Beschreibung in deutscher Sprache auf Anfrage. RELIURE MAGNIFIQUE. SPLENDID BINDING. Avec supralibros armorial.

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        A History of the Irish Poor Law : in Connexion with the Condition of the People / by Sir George Nicholls

      London: John Murray, 1856. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : x, 424 p. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographic references and index. Subject: Poor laws - History - Ireland. Poor relief. Irish Question. Poverty. Paupers Very good copy in the original full aniline calf over beveled boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt. Minor library marks remain internally. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados y Publicados Por A.A. Bonnaffe En Lima 1856 [cover title] ... [With:] Recuerdos De Lima ... 1857 [cover title]

      [Paris: 1856-57]. 2 volumes [all published], folio. (17 5/8 x 12 inches; 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches). Without letterpress title or text, as issued. 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates (12 in each series) with printed captions, printed on various coloured paper, lithographed by Morin, Adam, Gaildreau and others, printed by Lemercier. Publisher's near uniform green and brown cloth, covers bordered in blind and lettered in gilt on the upper covers, expertly rebacked to style. Together in a modern morocco backed box. Rare colour plate books depicting the costume of Peru. A collection of 24 brightly colored and handsomely produced plates depicting various costumes of the natives of Peru, each plate "signed" in the lower left corner AABffe (i.e. A.A. Bonnaffe, as noted in the cover title). The imprints on the plates read: "Dibujo. por A.A. Bonnaffe." with various lithographers's names, e.g. Julien, Didier, J. Gaildreau, De Moraine, etc. No letterpress title or text was issued with the plates and only these two parts were ever published. The plates are captioned as follows: [First series, 1856]: El Cholo Costenõ; La Chola Quesera; El Heladero; La Chola Frutera; El Biscochero; La Chola Rabona; La Tapada (de noche); El Indio de la Sierra; La Tapada; La Chola de la Sierra; La Tapada (Saya y Manto) [1]; La Tapada (Saya y Manto) [2, i.e. the same title as the preceding plate but an entirely different image]. [Second series, 1857]: La Zamacueca; La Zamba (a la procesion); El Capeador; Chorrillos. Traje de Bano; El Panadero; La Plazera; El Arriero; La Chichera; El Aguador; La Lechera; El Velero; La Caleza. Sets of both the first and second series are seldom encountered together. Hiler, p.101; Palau 32375; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful I:3. Not in Colas or Lipperheide.

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        Map of Eastern Kansas

      Lawrence, Kansas [Boston: Published by J. P. Jewett and Co.; lithographed by L. H. Bradford & Co.]: 1856. Lithographed folding pocket map, Indian lands hand-coloured, three vignette views of buildings in Kansas. Folds into original green cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, printed letter by Whitman and Searl on the inside front pastedown. 27 1/4 x 21 inches. A Bleeding Kansas cartographic rarity: a map intended to promote Free Soil, anti-slavery activists to the region. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the settlers in those states would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro-slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka (identified on the map as the "temporary state capital") and Lawrence (depicted here on the map as a red dot with a small American flag). On this map, both of those free soil strongholds are shown with encampments of "Shannon's Posse" nearby, dated December 1855 -- pro-slavery forces intended to intimidate the Topeka Constitutional Convention. The Kansas troubles are further depicted with the three vignette views, two showing the before and after images of the Eldrige House. Also known as the Free State Hotel, the house served as temporary quarters to incoming New Englanders. Border ruffians destroyed the building on May 21, 1856. It was in retaliation to this attack and others in Lawrence on that day, that John Brown attacked pro-slavery settlers in what would become known as the Pottawatomie Massacre, igniting further violence in the region, and making Bleeding Kansas a major portent to the Civil War. Interestingly, on the advertisement by Whitman and Searle on the inside front wrapper, no mention is made of the troubles, even though Whitman was a known abolitionist and Jewett, the publisher, was the publisher of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The two land agents offer their services to immigrants, offering to find plots, supply information to interested parties, and complete surveys. The primary colored features on the map are Native American tribal lands, shown as separate and with defined boundaries meant to entice settlers to a region without Indian troubles. Forts shown on the map include Fort Riley (both on the larger map and as an unbordered inset at lower left), Fort Leavenworth, and Fort Scott (abandoned). Also shown are Fort Laramie Road, California Road, Oregon Road, and Santa Fe Road. This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 346; Streeter sale 3903; Graff 4640; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 4; Baughman, Kansas in Maps, pp. 52-53; Eberstadt 137:24; Jones, Adventures in Americana 1354; Rumsey 3069; Siebert sale 717.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856. First American edition. Near Fine. A tight, nearly Fine copy of Browning's famous book of poetry. Original brown, blindstamped cloth with a bit of loss/dulling to the gilt spine titles. Octavo: v, 351, 12 (publisher's catalog); collates complete. Contemporary ownership inscription on first blank, otherwise untouched. Despite a lackluster reception, this title became one of the author's best known works and a lasting contribution to Victorian poetry. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine.

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        Lot of 15 Maps from Perry's Narrative of the Expedition of the American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed 1852, 53, 54

      Washington: AOP Nicholson, 1856. Lot of fifteen maps from Perry's classic record of his voyage to Japan. Maps include: 1) Chart of the World Showing the Track of the [Squadron]; 2) Chart of the Coast of China and Japan; 3) Map of the Japan Islands; 4) Western Shore of the Bay of Yedo [Tokyo]; 5) Gulf and Bay of Yedo [Tokyo]; 6) Simoda Harbor, Isle of Nippon; 7) Endermo Harbor, Island of Jesso; 8) Harbor of Hakodadi, Yenso in Japan; 9) Coffin Islands; 10) Shan Bay, Lew Chew [Okinawa]; 11) Lew Chew [Okinawa], Tubootch and Suco Harbors; 12) Island of Lew Chew [Okinawa]; 13) Harbor at Napha, Lew Chew (Okinawa); 14) Formosa, Kee Lung Harbor; 15) Lew Chew [Okinawa] Deep Bay. All maps are complete and folded as they were in the books. All have old tissue and archival tape repairs and reinforcement to fold splits on the reverse. I will consider selling individual maps from this lots. Bookseller. Map. Very Good.

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        Narrative of The Expedition of An American Squadron To The China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852-4, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy. Volume I Only

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

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1856

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1856. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 600 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 32 diagrams and lithographed views, some hand colored. Full red leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Minor scuffs to spine, hinges and corners. Illustrations, maps and text overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Samuel Sloan, Esq. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1856. First edition, rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include Old City Hall, Fort Greene, Mill Rock & Hell Gate, and views of the Harlem Plains. Maps include the City of New York (1856), Plan of the City of New York showing the made and swamp Land, Plan of the City of New York (by Goerck and Mangin, 1803), Map of Harlem Heights and Plain (1814) and Part of New-York in 1742 shewing the site of the present Park (by David Grim). D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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

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      Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. 1856-1858.. 114pp. in three parts. Small quarto. Dbd. Light toning and foxing. Very good. Detailed reports on the proposed public works project concerning a port on the Zaza River for the province of Sancti Spiritus in central Cuba. The Zaza River reaches the sea at the small town of Tunas de Zaza, presumably the location of the port under discussion. There is much detail on both the need for the port and proposals for construction. The engineer discusses the difficulties involved, such as flooding in the river delta, as well as the benefits to commerce, both foreign and domestic. There is also mention of the need for security forces to deter any insurrection on the part of slaves. The first two documents are addressed by Joaquin Casariego to the Governor, while the last is signed by Juan Marin and Juan Falces.

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        Album of 93 Original Water Colour Paintings by Richard Ford (21 April 1796 – 31 Aug 1858), Compiled by His Wife, Mary Ford (25 Jan 1816 – 4 March 1910)

      1856. () 83 leaves. Very good. Large octavo (11.75" X 9.5"). Recently finely bound in full speckled calf with blindstamped diamond design to both boards. Edges and sides of boards stamped in rolled gilt design. Spine in 6 compartments; red morocco label with gilt title to one compartment, remainder stamped heavily in gilt. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. A.e.g. With 83 leaves containing 93 mounted water colours by Ford, a letter introducing the album, a manuscript index by Mary Ford, and a colour portrait miniature of Richard Ford on ivory. Some watercolours in sepia tones and the remainder in full colour. Manuscript titles to most paintings in the hand of Mary Ford. Some sketches loosely mounted, with Ford's manuscript notes and signatures on the back. Occasional spotting and age toning to margins of leaves. A full description of each watercolour available on request. The water colours included in this album were composed after Ford's marriage to his third wife, Mary Molseworth, on June 12, 1851. That August, Ford and Mary left on a grand tour of England and Scotland and many of the paintings here must have been completed during this honeymoon trip. Featured are many religious sites in England and Scotland, including churches, cathedrals, and abbeys at, Iffley, York, Worcester, and Durham composed, no doubt, by Ford for his young bride, "a learned ecclesiologist [who] has been enchanted with the cathedrals of Hereford, Tewksbury, Gloucester, Worcester, and York, but most of all with most Princely Durham (Robertson 259)". Their trip also took them to Bolsover Castle, Barnard Castle, Kelso, and the Lake District, most of which are depicted in the album's water colours. Also included are scenes from France, including several of Dieppe and one of the Pyrenees, dated 1856. These must be among Ford's last foreign sketches, as his health continued to decline after returning to London from Paris. As would be expected from a travel writer, most of the paintings are of specific locations and scenes, titled accordingly. This album, crafted by Mary Ford within just a few short months after Richard Ford's passing, stands as a poignant memorial to her husband, his art, and their marriage. Mary's choice to include so many images composed during their trips together-- and of Mary's favorite subjects-- must have been an emotional one. A tremendous archive of the great travel writer, artist, and critic, Richard Ford, with an unparalleled and moving familial provenance. A copy of Ford's biography is included with the book: Robertson, Ian. Richard Ford1 796-1858: Hispanophile, Connoisseur and Critic. Norfolk, UK, 2004..

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        Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley

      Sydney,: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856.. Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth. Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as the member for West Camden. Inscribed "from Mr. Macarthur" at the head of the title-page.James Macarthur was born at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, schooled in England and Europe, but returned to New South Wales in 1817 to manage the family estates. Astute and considered, he was responsible for many innovations including pursuing his interest in the cultivation of vines, and working to improve the family's merino flock. He worked hard as a politician, and in 1837 published his work on New South Wales, its Present State and Future Prospects. The present work is the most important printed document relating to his brief political career. In 1856 he was elected as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing Camden. Macarthur served briefly as colonial treasurer, but soon resigned his seat in order to be re-elected for West Camden. In 1859 he retired.This rare pamphlet prints Macarthur's address of June 1856, together with the comments of his primary supporter Henry Molesworth Oxley, the younger son of the explorer John Oxley. Henry Oxley would in turn be elected as member for Camden on Macarthur's retirement.Ferguson knew only his own copy and a second in the Mitchell Library.Ferguson, 13715.

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        Graphic Scenes in the Japan expedition

      New York: Putnam, 1856. Large folio. (20 1/4 x 15 inches). 12 leaves letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints on proof paper, tipped onto bristol board (one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine views by Heine printed in colours and finished by hand) all printed by Sarony & Co. Publisher's wrappers within half dark maroon morocco over publisher's cloth portfolio. Housed in a modern red morocco backed box. The very rare deluxe coloured issue on card of this important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. Evidence of the rarity of this album is given by Bennett writing in 1947: "Obviously several copies must have been preserved, but the one described seems to be the only one yet offered for public sale." William Heine was the official artist of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, probably the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves ... none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced on regular paper and in the deluxe form, as in the present copy, mounted on bristol board and beautifully finished by hand. The plates are numbered and titled as follows [1. portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On- na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben- teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both the Abbey catalogue and Cordier's Japanese bibliography. Bennett, p.53. McGrath, American Color Plate Books 123.

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        Eight photographic glass negative plates and prints

      Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931) was a German aristocrat, wealthy and well educated but of delicate health. He  was advised to seek out a mild climate to recuperate. With financial help from his family he moved in 1876 to Taormina, a then quiet town on the northeast coast of Sicily, which he came to say was his "paradise on earth". From time to time he would visit his cousin, Wilhelm von Plüschow, in Naples who taught him the techniques of photography. In Taormina there was much to photograph--the rugged panoramas, the Greek and Roman remains which were everywhere, and of course the young men and boys whose classical beauty overwhelmed him. He posed his models, often unclothed, on the terrace of his villa, at one of the picturesque ruins near at hand, or against one of the many striking vistas. Von Gloeden made no secret of his homosexuality but was accepted by his neighbors who seemed able to ignore what he was doing with their sons. They appear to have loved him in fact. He certainly provided much welcome money, as outright payment or as royalties to his models, or other support when the families were in difficulty, and his aristocratic background may have added a touch of glamor. From 1883 his photographs began to be noticed. There was an exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society in London, and his photographs were published in various German periodicals devoted to art and even in the National Geographic in the United States. The period from 1890 to the outbreak of World War One was his most productive period. In the end he may have taken as many as 7000 pictures. None were overtly sexual, although the homoerotic content was clear. They had a wide appeal, and his villa at Taormina became a place for the rich and famous to visit. Oscar Wilde came, as as did King Edward VII, André Gide, Richard Strauss, Rudyard Kipling, to mention only a few. His idyl came to an end in 1915 when Italy joined the Allied side. Von Gloeden returned to Germany. One of the first boys he photographed, Pancrazio Bucini, known as "il Moro" because of his dark good looks, who had become his devoted companion, kept an eye on the villa. Von Gloeden was able to return in 1919 which turned out to be a sad homecoming for him because he was able again to review the images of so many youths whose lives were lost during the war. Von Gloeden died in 1931. Everything was inherited by Pancrazio Bucini who kept it all lovingly. However in 1933 the Italian Fascist government confiscated and destroyed around 1000 glass negatives. Then in 1936 there was an "anti-vice" campaign and another 1000 negatives were smashed. Bucini stoutly defended his late friend, although he had to endure years of imprisonment. What remains today are about a 1000 glass plates. The Kinsey Institute has 250. The rest are dispersed in various private and public collections. 

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        El Archivo Mexicano, Coleccion de Leyes, Decretos, Circulares y Otros

      1856. [Mexico]. El Archivo Mexicano: Coleccion de Leyes, Decretos, Circulares y Otros Documentos. Mexico [City]: Imprenta de Vicente G. Torres, 1856-1862. Six volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles and ornaments to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to edges, corners bumped. Moderate toning to text, lighter in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, location numbers to front pastedowns, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of a rare title. * These volumes collect legislation and related documents from 1854 to 1861. This was a crucial era in Mexican history. It began with the overthrow of Santa Ana, the drafting of the moderately liberal Second Federal Republic of Mexico in 1857 and the War of Reform, a civil war, that followed. The war ended in 1861 with the French invasion of Mexico, which established a monarchy under Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria, who was crowned Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the British Library). Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 396.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854...Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers... by Francis L. Hawks

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

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        Diccionario Juridico-Commercial

      1856. Borges, Jose Ferreira [1786-1838]. Diccionario Juridico-Commercial. Porto: Typographia de S.J. Pereira, 1856. viii, 423 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary sheep treated to resemble tree calf, lettering piece, gilt fillets and ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, front hinge cracked, bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Some toning to text, light foxing and negligible dampstaining in places. An attractive copy. * Second and final edition. A highly regarded dictionary dealing with commercial law, commerce and political economy. According to the preface, it was intended to be a companion to the author's Codigo Commercial Portuguez (1836). It was originally published in 1839. Both editions of this dictionary are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley), 1 of the second (at the Library of Congress). Catalogo da Livraria de Azevedo-Samodaes 1204.

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        The Illustrated London News. 1856 - (01 - 06). January to June. ONE VOLUME

      London.: Illustrated London News.. 1856.. Bound volume, January through June 1856 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 720pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. XXVIII, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities and spine rubbed. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, intermittent library stamps (mostly in upper right corner), missing pages 71, 211/212, 213/214, dampstaining to January 19 issue, mended tear to page 523/524, 3 x 1 inch area of paper loss to mid left edge of page 564, two small sections misbound but all pages present, soft creases to a few pages. . VOLUME XXVIII FEATURES: Extensive Coverage of the Crimean War and Siege of Sebastopol plus Historical Summary of the Russian War (continued from page 330 Volume XXV); The Grand Naval Review: Supplement with numerous full page engravings including Plan of Spithead. DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: The Procession of Her Majesty to Open Parliament 112/113, State Procession (Elephants) Bearing Presents to the King of Ava 236/237, The Council of War at Paris 284/285, The Naval Review: The Fleet Rounding the Pivot Ships 472/473, The Grand Naval Review 540/541, The Inundations at Lyons drawn by Gustave Dore 704/705. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Navel Engagement Between the Swedes and the Russians from an Old Print(1714) 20, The Chasseurs de Vincennes 37, The French Imperial Guard-Horse Artillery 40, The Crimean Troops at thee Place Vendome Bear Hunting in Sweden 45, Christmas Pantomimes 48, The British Army Post Office, Constantinople 60, The French Imperial Guard, Cavalry 65, Ely Cathedral Restored (two interior views) 76, 77, Sketches In Japan (two pages, each with four images) 84-85, The Chasseurs D'Afrique 100, Destruction of the Docks, Sebastopol 108, Woronzoff, or Little Kamiesch 149, Professor Faraday Lecturing at the Royal Instituion 177, Burning a Santhal Village 197, The Court of the Louvre, Paris 244, The Baltic Flying Squadron 248, The Siege of Sebastopol: Interior of the Redan (front page) 265, Burning of Covent Garden Theatre 276, The Colossus, with the Gun Boat Flotilla 341, Balaclava, (from a photograph) 368, The Yarmouth Herring Fishery (two images) 373, The Uniforms of the British Cavalry 377, The Falkland Islands (Two pages, each with two images including Port William) 412/413, The Uniform of the Coldstream Guards 460, Very Polite drawn by John Leech 453, The Grand Naval Review (including Manning the Yards) 436/437, Eight Hours at the Sea-Side drawn by John Leech 505, Picture Sale at Messrs. Christie and Manson's 552, The New Naval Uniforms 556. MAPS: Map of the Frontiers of Austria and Russia 96, The Crimea and Adjacent Coasts (E. K. Johnson 1856 51 x 77 cm. Uncoloured as issued. Folded.), Picture Map of the Baltic Sea (E. K. Johnson 1856 49 x 76 cm. Uncoloured. Folded.), Map of Central America Shewing the proposed routes of communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans 648. COLOR PLATES: The Standard Bearer; Beauties of England and Wales (two prints); Sketch in the Fruit Market at Rio (all with dampstain in lower margin). ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Hamilton, Ontario; the Santhal Insurection; Western Australia (including half page view of Perth); the Peace Commemoration (many full page prints). .

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        Wyld’s Map of Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mosquita, The British Colonies with the Boundaries & Treaty Lines of the Central American States

      London: James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert. Charing Cross East; & 2, Royal Exchange, 1856. First edition. Cloth a bit faded to brown, inner paper lining of cover cracked in fold, else fine. Map with minor expert restoration, no tears or cracks. 12mo, unfolded map is 23.5 x 33.25 inches.

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        Iconographie der Pharaonen. (Rückentitel)

      (Berlin, 1856).. 102 Tafeln mit montierten lithograph. Abb. verschiedener Pharaonen; Tafel 101 mit 2 kl. mont. Abb. (num. 101a und 101b). Roter HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und blindgepr. Decken. Mit 1 Schließe. 32 x 26,5 cm. WorldCat 25810772. - Für mich bibliographisch nicht weiter nachweisbar; über WorldCat lässt sich nur ein Standort im Institut national d`histoire de l`art, Collections Jacques Doucet (Paris) nachweisen, dort mit dem Zusatz: "Le nom de l`auteur presume: C.R. Lepsius, est sajoute au crayon" und ebenfalls mit 102 Tafeln, auch wie hier ohne jedweden Text oder Titel. - Nicht in der sehr umfangreichen, über Internet einsehbaren Liste der Nachweise der Schriften Lepsius im Bestand der Bibliothek der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - Die schönen Portraits mit dem Namen des entsprechenden Pharaos in Hieroglyphenschrift und (meist) in lateinischer Umschrift. - Gering berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen. Die Trägerpapiere in den Ecken tls. leicht fleckig, die Abbildungen selbst sauber und frisch.

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        The Traveller's Library Complete in Twenty-Five Volumes

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1856. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 25 volumes in half calf over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments. Chipping and wear to spine labels, a few missing, wear at spine ends, scattered foxing, a few loose signatures, but generally intact and an attractive set. Rarely seen complete. Most volumes with 2 or more books, generally each with a separate title page. Covering:& & Europe (7 volumes): Swiss Men and Swiss Mountains; Ascent of Mont Blanc; Sketches of Nature in the Alps; Corsica; A Tour on the Continent; Residence in Norway; Notes on France, Russia, Etc.; Rambles in Iceland; Rambles in Norway, Russia; Russia; St. Petersburg; Russians of the South; Brittany; The Vaudois; Arctic Voyages, Etc.& & Asia : Syria and Palestine; Tartary, Thibet, and China; Philippine Islands& & Africa (2 volumes) : The Zulus of Natal; The Niger, Tshadda, and Binue; Morocco; African Wanderings& & America (2 vols) : Brazil; Cuba; United States; Canada & & Australia; Voyage Around the World& & Biography and History (4 vols): Wellington; Turenne; The Battle of Leipsic; Schamyl; Fuller; Turkey and Chirtendom; Ferdinand I and Maximilian II; Defoe; Churchill; Johnson; Swift; RichardsonHolcroft; Arago; Chesterfield; Selwyn& & Selections From Sydney Smith's Writings& & Selections from Macaulay's Essays and Speeches (2 vols)& & Fiction : Seaward's Narrative; Confessions of a Working Man; The Attic Philosophers; A Love Story; Sir Roger de Coverley; Memoirs of a Maitre-D'Armes& & Mines and Mining: Coal; Tin; Copper, etc.& & Natural Philosophy: The Natural History of Creation; Indications of Instinct; The Electric Telegraph& & Miscellanies: Lord Carlisle's Lectures and Addresses; Mormonism; London; Railway Morals; Printing Size: Octavo (8vo). 25-volume set (complete). Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042219. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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      Philadelphia: D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1856. Moderate to heavy foxing, inner hinges professionally repaired. Nice copies. Four volumes. Quarto. 142 biographies, each illustrated with a full-page steel engraving. In publisher's embossed leather bindings, a.e.g., the covers with overall decoration and gilt titles on spines

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        The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. Volume 7.

      New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. - AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. Volume 7. New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. 4to. (28x19 cm.), volume 7 only, 372 p., 80 full-page hand-colored plates with tissue guards. Publisher's deluxe binding in full blind-stamped morocco, blind stamped inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Very good. ISBN: EURO 3500 CATALOG: Zoology KEYWORDS: Zoology America Birds Ornithology [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

      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 First Edition Quarter-leather cover 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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        Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53, gjorda och fäderneslandets ungdom tillegnade af en jungman; bearbetade och utgifna.

      Med många färglagda afbildningar, träsnitt och en karta. Sthlm, Typografiska föreningens boktryckeri, 1856. 8:o. (4),256 s. & 8 handkolorerade litografiska plr & 1 utvikbar karta. Med illustrationer i texten. Ganska nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Pärmhörnen ngt stukade. Inre främre falsen delvis sprucken och även överst i den bakre innerfalsen. Genomgående bruntonad. Enstaka småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 229-33 och kartan är lagerfläckig. Med A. F. von Kothens namnteckning och Axel Bergmans stplr.. Du Rietz Bibliotheca polynesiana 395. Klingberg & Bratt Barnböcker utgivna i Sverige 1840-89 1222. Fem av planscherna är signerade av Andrietta Lindeberg. Carl Magnus Ekbohrn (1807-81) var författare, journalist, boktryckare och tullman samt lexikograf. Han sammanställde anteckningar från en av expeditionsdeltagarna, Carl Edvard af Trolle, men hämtade även uppgifter från Anderssons och Skogmans beskrivningar av samma resa. De trevliga planscherna med vyer från Lima, Honolulu, Tahiti, Samoa, Hawaii, Buenos Aires, San Domingo och San Francisco

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        Ordnance Survey of the Isle of Wight and Part of Hampshire. [Geological map].

      1856.. Map dimensions 59 x 92 cm, overall 68 x 99 cm. Hand coloured folding map to a scale of one mile to the inch, backed on linen with dissections, marbled paper to the end sections when folded. A very good bright example in the original maroon cloth case with some minor rubbing, Stanford's paper label to the side with very slight loss to one corner.

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        Raccolta di cronisti e documenti storici lombardi inediti.

      Milano, Francesco Colombo, 1856-57. 1856 Due volumi in 8°, pagg. XL, 524; XIII, (1), 702 con un albero genealogico f.t. della famiglia ducale di Mantova e due tavole ripiegate raffiguranti la pianta della città di Mantova ed una cartina del territorio mantovano; legatura in mezza tela rossa, titoli oro al dorso. L'opera raccoglie interessanti scritti di storia lombarda, tra cui: "Cronaca di Antonio Grumello pavese dal 1467 al 1529 sul testo a penna esistente nella Biblioteca del signor Principe Emilio Barbiano di Belgiojoso", pubblicata per la prima volta da Giuseppe Muller. "I congiurati bresciani del 1512 ed il processo inedito che li riguarda", di Federico Odorici. "Cronaca di Mantova di Andrea Schivenoglia", di Carlo D'Arco. "Relazione delle cose successe in Pavia dal 1524 al 1528 scritta da Martino Verri", di Giuseppe Muller.... Alcune tipiche fioriture della carta. Nel complesso ottimo stato. Fondamentale opera, non comune.

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        DESCRIZIONE DELLO STATO fisico-politico-statistico-storico-biografico della provincia e Diocesi di Cremona compilata dal sacerdote?

      Copelotti [1856] 2 voll. in-4, pp. LVIII, 754; 334, bross. edit. con leg. d'attesa in carta rosa. Al primo vol. ritr. litogr. dell'A. e antip. litogr. in color seppia con tit. contornato da fregio e picc. veduta di Cremona in calce. In antip. al secondo vol. altra tav. litogr. con stemma. Testo su due colonne. Rottura al d. ma ottimo e fresco esempl. in barbe. [226]

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        Recueil des Plans des Ports & Rades de la Mer Méditerranée de la Mer Noire & de la Mer d'Azof d'après les Observations les plus récentes.. d'après le Portulan de.. Baudin, Smyth et Beauffort de la Marine Royale d'Angleterre.. et Tofino.

      Marseille, J. Maistre, 1856. 1856 In-4° oblungo (225x297mm), legatura coeva m. pelle con titolo, filetti e segnatura di volume in oro al dorso. Punte in pergamena. Patti cartonati. Frontespizio inciso in litografia da Décugis con dedica a stampa al Principe di Joinville entro svolazzi sormontata dallo stemma del dedicatario, il tutto entro bordura. Complessive 127 litografie e 2 pagine di indice (numerate come 124, essendoci tre tavole-bis, la 66, 80 e 107). Una carta di indice finale su cinque colonne. Le tavole, raffiguranti baie, rade, porti, città, sono cosi' suddivise: 60 riguardano la Spagna, 20 la Francia, 16 la Corsica, 20 l'Italia (di cui 6 la Sardegna e 5 la Sicilia), 9 l'Africa e 2 Malta. Bruniture e fioriture sparse, aloni ai contropiatti, alle sguardie e ai margini di alcune tavv. Restauri ai piatti. Discreto esemplare. Riedizione di Marsiglia della prima parte di questo celebre portolano del Mediterraneo, relativa soltanto al Mediterraneo occidentale; manca il secondo volume, contenente le tavole dall'Adriatico sino al Mar Nero e al Mare di Azof. Cfr. Navigare e descrivere. Isolari e portolani del Museo Correr di Venezia 15.-18. secolo. A cura di Camillo Tonini e Piero Lucchi, Venezia, Marsilio, 2001, p. 148, n. 40. Oblong 4to (225x297mm), contemporary binding in half leather. Lithographic title engraved by Décugis. 127 lithographic plates and 2 index pages (numbered ad 124 because there are three plates with double numeration, the 66, the 80 and the 107). The plates represent ports, harbours, bays, etc.; 60 plates concern Spain, 20 concern France, 16 Corsica, 20 Italy (of whom 6 regard Sardinia and 5 Sicily), 9 Africa and 2 Malta. Usual foxing and browning, dampstains to the oinside boards, to the end-papers and to the edges of some pages. Some restorations to the plates. Fairly good copy Later edition of Marseille of the first part of this famous Portolan of the Mediterranean. Lacks the second volume, with the plates from the Adriatic to the Black Sea and to the Sea of Azof.

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        Dell'arte ginnastica. Libri sei di Girolamo Mercuriali recati per la prima volta in italiana favella dal sacerdote Giovanni Rinaldi da Forlì, con note

      Faenza; Pietro Conti 1856 in 4°; pp. XX, 344, 4 + XXVIII tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pergamena. Fregi e titolo al dorso in oro. L'opera del medico forlivese (1530-1606) rivaluta il corpo e l'utilità dell'esercizio ginnico - come praticato da Greci e Romani - per acquisire la migliore prestanza fisica, preservare la salute e guarire dalle malattie

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        Zoologiska studier, afhandlande djurrikets naturliga familjer, till den studerande ungdomens tjenst utarbetade.

      I:1-3. Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1856-57. Stor 8:o. VI,41,(1) s. & 4 utvikbara tryckta tabeller + 43-154 s. & 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller + 155-240,(4) s. + DAHLBOM, A. G. Atlas till zoologiska studier. Första häftet: innehåller tretton plancher. Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1857. Stor 8:o. VI s. & 13 litograferade plr, varav 1 handkolorerad. Fyra häften med tryckta omslag. Omslaget till häfte I blekt rosa, övriga gröna. En del smärre riss och smårevor på omslagen. Omslaget till atlashäftet diskret förstärkt på insidan av ryggen med pergamyn. De tre första häftena ouppskurna, medan atlasens plr ligger lösa. Häfte I lätt lagerfläckigt, häfte II lagerfläckigt fram till s. 74, därefter rent.. Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 1024. Med latinsk parallelltitel. Exemplar finns med samtliga planscher handkolorerade, vanligtvis är endast, som här, plansch V handkolorerad. Allt som utkom av Dahlboms zoologi - författaren avled 1859 - och endast omfattande däggdjuren. Arbetet skrevs under en vistelse i Paris och de fina planscherna, ritade av F. Bocourt och tryckta av bröderna Becquet, avbildar djur och preparater i Paris museum. I de fylliga beskrivningarna av djurarterna upplyser Dahlbom bl.a. om att Paris museum äger två daguerreotypiporträtter av chimpanser, "troligen bland de första som blifvit tagne af lefvande djur." Med tanke på den långa exponeringstiden får det betecknas som en bedrift att levande djur över huvudtaget porträtterades under daguerreotypieran

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        Mémoires complets et authentiques du Duc de Saint-Simon sur le Siècle de Louis XIV et la Régence (20 Tomes - Complet)

      Gustave Barba 1856 20 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), Gustave Barba, Paris, 1856, 515, 467, 444, 443, 428, 412, 432, 428, 406, 475, 464, 474, 416, 502, 408, 454, 439, 432, 472, 468 pp., avec les prospectus insérés par l'éditeur relatifs aux procès en cours Très rare et bon exemplaire parfaitement complet de cette belle édition des Mémoires de Saint-Simon, publiée par Emile de La Bédollière chez Gustave Barba (une coupe frottée et un petit frott. en queue au tome 2, qq. rouss, coins lég. frottés, bel exemplaire par ailleurs, de présentation très élégante). Suite à un procès intenté par Chéruel et Hachette à l'éditeur Barba, cette édition de "bibliothèque" imprimée par Plon (à ne pas confondre avec l'édition populaire publiée par le même éditeur en 5 volumes) fit en effet l'objet d'une saisie en règle, et a été méconnue par nombre de bibliographes. Elle contient une préface "remarquable" (cf Larousse, GDU, II, 472) rédigée par Emile de La Bédollière. Français

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1856 (Maps)

      Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1856. Hardcover. Ex-library. Thick 4to. xix, errata leaf,356pp followed by 2pp. index and 66 (of 67) maps, charts and diagrams. Ex-library with a library stamp on the title page. Library binding in sturdy tan buckram, printed spine titles. House of Representatives 34th Congress, 3d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 18. The lacking diagram is No. 62 ('Map of Magnetic Dip and Intensity'). Text block dampstained at lower right, left and upper right, the intensity decreasing toward the interior. Nearly all of the folding maps have had a professional reinforcement on the reverse at the folds. Aside from this, all maps and diagrams are in very good condition, most with light browning at the folds. No dampstains are noted on the maps or diagrams themselves except for the last three (diagrams 65-67), which have stains on the outer edges. There are no library markings noted on the maps. Overall a good example of a scarce item, with the important maps (including California, Washington and Oregon) in very good condition.

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing Progress of the Survey During the Year 1856

      Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer. 1856. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1856]. Worn. Published as Ex. Doc. 18, 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. Bookplate with compliments of Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U.S. Coast Survey, on front pastedown. Thick volume containing text, appendices, with numerous folding maps and diagrams. All maps present, diagrams 64, 65 and 66 absent. Brown blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering, nearly 12" tall, nearly 3" thick. Maps comprise a survey of the US from New England to the Pacific Northwest, some very large in size, mainly in good condition with just a few pinhole tears to intersecting folds, closed tears to the inner margins of the first map, extra creases to a two maps, fairly minor dampstains to maps 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 21,22, 26, 49, 49, 51, 60 more extensive staining to 39, some spotting from old leaves and flowers. Covers worn, spotted and unevenly faded, front hinge cracked, some insect damage near the front hinge, free endpapers removed, dampstains to the far outer edges of the first several pages, some discoloration from old leaves and flowers mainly in the text section, pages 209-16 bound in upside down, just generally a little grubby from long term attic storage.

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      1856. 2. DOLLS. (PAPER) PAPER DOLLS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM: A Book for Little Girls. NY: Anson Randolph 1856 (1856). 8vo, flexible green cloth stamped in blind and gold, 22p. + 8 plates, some mends, VG. The text, written for a young girl, is followed by 8 plates (misbound with plate VII repeated twice) designed to be copied to make dolls and clothing.

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        The Ship-Builder's Manual, and Nautical Referee, Vols. I and II

      New York Published By the Author 1856. Quarto, Quarter leather, Frontispiece lithograph plus 17 plates, [i-iii], iv, [v-viii], [9], 10-200 & [5]-188, [1]-2, [1]-2 pages. Condition: Near Fine. Griffiths, an American naval architect, is credited with designing the first true clipper ship. This is his scarce second work on shipbuilding, two volumes published in one. Tissue-guarded frontispiece lithograph of steamship Wm. Norris. The tissue guards over the remaining 17 plates in the text also remain in place, with most being lightly foxed. There is some mild browning to some sections of the textblock. Bound in original or early cloth over boards with leather spine. Minor exterior wear including rubs along joints, shallow bumps at fore corners. Prior owner embossed seal at lower fore corner of title page. Nautical & Maritime

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        Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancreatique dans les phenomenes digestifs

      Mallet Bachelier Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 1st edition. BERNARD, Claude (1813-78). Memoire sur le pancreas et sur le role du suc pancrÈatique dans les phenomenes digestifs. . . . In Suppl. C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) 1 (1856): 379-563 [1]pp. 9 lithographed plates (4 hand-colored) on 5 sheets. [Paris, 1856] 283 x 226 mm. Original paste paper wrappers, spine worn & splitting, fore-edges a bit frayed. First Edition, journal issue. Garrison-Morton 1000.1. 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. A very small number of copies of Bernard's Memoire were published in book form the same year. DSB. Grmek 163. Olmsted & Olmsted, Bernard, pp. 54-59.

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        By-Laws, Muster-Roll, and Papers Selected from the Archives of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry From November 17, 1774 to March 1, 1856

      James. B. Smith & Co, 1856. Hard cover bound in blue cloth with decorative stamping, gilt title, 81 pages. Binding shows small spots of wear at ends of spine and tips of corners, very lightly scuffed, lower edge of front free end paper has 1 inch closed tear and has lost the lower front corner which has been replaced, previous owner's name on top margin of title page. Text is unmarked but paper is sprinkled with light spotty foxing. 1 inch damp line runs across top margin of most pages. A solid copy of this rare book. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good +/No Dust Jacket as Published.

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        Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer

      J.& C. Brown & Co. London: J.& C. Brown & Co.. 1856. First. First English edition, preceded by an American piracy. Bound in contemporary diced half-morocco and marbled papercovered boards, front hinge a little worn and small nicks at the spine ends, still an attractive and pleasing, very good copy. The tremendous success of these short detective stories, the earliest by an English author, inspired a wave of imitators. Queen's Quorum #2, preceded only by Poe's Tales. .

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