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        Clark's Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut

      Philadelphia: Richard Clark, 1856. Lithographic wall map, with full period hand-colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, edged with silk, on contemporary rollers. Very nice condition. 60 1/2 x 52 3/4 inches. An extremely elaborate and detailed wall map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the only 19th-century map of the county listed in Phillips America. Fairfield is the site of some of New York City's most prestigious suburbs. Each township is separately coloured, with the properties of numerous individual landowners located. The map is flanked by sixteen inset views of important Fairfield sites, including numerous private residences, and the Court House in Bridgeport. The views are separated by ornamental Victorian scrollwork. There are twenty-four inset plans of Fairfield towns and villages, including Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Westport, Danbury, Bridgeport, Southport, Sharon, Bethel, Fairfield, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Newtown, New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Cos Cob. The map was drawn from a survey by J. Chace, W. J. Barker, and N. Hector, and lithographed by Wagner & McGuigan in Philadelphia. Not in Rumsey; Thompson, Maps of Connecticut, 176; Phillips, America, p. 276.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        The States and Territories of the Great West

      Miller, Orton, and Mulligan, New York, NY 1856 - Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minesota [sic], Kansas, and Nebraska; their Geography, History, Advantages, Resources, and Prospects; compristing their Local History, Institution and Laws. With a table of distances, large fold-out map, and numerous illustrations. Cloth boards with blind-embossed designs, faded gilt on spine. Boards moderately faded, with bumped corners and head/foot of spine. Some foxing towards front and rear of volume. Previous owner bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      London:: Tavistock House,. 1856.. ALs: 6-1/2" x 8-1/2". Engraving: 7" x 5". Gadshill: 4-1/4" x 6-3/4". Overall Framed size: 16-3/8" x 17-3/4". 30 lines of holograph text, including Dickens' full signature & hallmark flourish.. Matted, and framed in a simple black wood frame, with a red "A. Miller / Picture Frames, Inc." label on reverse [appears pre-WWII].. Age-toning to matt. Overall, an attractive Very Good item.. CD, writing to an unknown correspondent, tells of of his son Charley's stay/schooling in Germany, with one Professor MŸller who supervised "the classical part of his studies." Dickens continues, "I was in all respects well satisfied." though Charley "considered him 'a Dragon in respect of his ardour for work.'"& & This letter *partially* published by Storey & Tillotson in Volume 8 [p. 206] of the Pilgrim Letters, with their abbreviated text coming from a 1901 Walter M Hill catalogue. The actual letter, here offered, has a concluding 5 line paragraph not previously recorded.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Weimar, 1856. - 4to. 3 pp. To music publisher Carl Haslinger, asking to take a look at "the setting for two pianoforte" on which he had spent three days annotating and editing in order "to propose a new version, with many annotations to the piano and fewer parts for instruments" (transl. from the French original). He also sends his Hungarian Rhapsody "properly exploited" and asks him "to make a similar issue." Moreover, he is telling that he went to Zurich with his friend Wagner. - Inserted Robert Bory's book "Life of Franz Liszt by the image" (Editions du journal de Genève, 1936, issue No. I on Holland Van Gelder paper, 4to, bound in burgundy leather). - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist. Together with several autograph letters signed by Alfred Cortot (2) Daniela Thode, Winifred Wagner, Bladine Gravina und Daniel Ollivier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Jack Tier; Or, The Florida Reef

      London - Thomas Hodgson, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce mid nineteenth-century copy of Fenimore Cooper's novel. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15 1789 September 14 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early nineteenth century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Condition: In a half leather binding with cloth covered boards. Externally,rather rubbed. Front hinge strainedand rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some spotting to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Tears to the outer margins of p. 73 and p. 77, not affecting the text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States : with Remarks on Their Economy / by Frederick Law Olmstead

      New York : Dix & Edwards ; London : Sampson Low, Son & Co. , 1856. 1st Edition. Description: xv, 723 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Slavery --United States. Southern States --Description and travel. Southern States --Economic conditions. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The quadrupeds of North America. Volume 1.

      New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. - AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES - JOHN BACHMAN The quadrupeds of North America. Volume 1. New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. 4to. (28x19 cm.), volume 1 only, viii, 383 p., 50 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 2500 CATALOG: Zoology KEYWORDS: Zoology America [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British American Provinces

      Philadelphia: John W. Moore, 1856. First American edition, enlarged. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated by the author and Oscar Bessau. 6 plates in each volume. xiv, 514; 517 pp. Original red cloth, a moose on upper cover in gilt and lower in blind, spines titled in gilt. Some fading and soiling to covers, but generally a near fine set. Signed in each volume by the author on the front flyleaf. Bookplate of John M. Schiff and another. Westwood & Satchell, p. 130; Howes L87; T.P.L. 3672; Sabin 38913; Heckscher 1199 . Written by a New York businessman who ultimately opted for the wilds, this collective edition contains several of the author's earlier separate publications with new material added, including a "Tour to the River Restigouche." Although the author recounts various angling experiences throughout the book, chapters 23 to 28 deal specifically with fishing: for salmon, trout, bass, pike, and others. Uncommon signed and in such nice condition

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        HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; From the Discovery of the New World to the Present Day. Continued by B. B. Woodward

      New York: Virtue, & Yorston, n.d. Circa 1856. 3 volumes. Extensively illustrated with a profusion of very fine, full-page steel engraved plates after Bartlett, many based on views painted by the author. 4to, publisher’s original dark-green polished cloth decorated in overall period designs at the borders and in the centers of the upper covers and spines in black, spines additionally decorated and lettered in gilt, rear covers are decorated in blind. 698; 720; 726 pp. A very handsome and well preserved set, in very pleasing condition. The interiors fresh and very clean, the bindings are bright with only minimal age evidence and a bit of shaking. Still an unusually nice copy of this work which is most often found defective due to the weight of the text-blocks. A FINE AND PLEASING SET OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY. Best known for his view books of Europe, Central America and the East, William Henry Bartlett made four tours of the United States. From the earlier of these visits resulted a series of views which were published in 1840 as “American Scenery”, with a text by Nathaniel P. Willis. A prolific illustrator, Bartlett made sepia wash drawings the exact size to be engraved. His engraved views were widely copied by artists, but no signed oil painting by his hand is known. His work is still treasured and widely collected. Bartlett died on board a French ship returning from a voyage to the Orient. Engravings based on Bartlett's views were later used in this posthumous History of the United State of North America, continued by B. B. Woodward. Bartlett himself wrote only the first three sections of the first volume, the majority of the text actually being by Woodward.

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      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1856.. Colored folding map, 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Folder a bit worn and faded. Slight foxing on map. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. While some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the present map omits features that appear on other versions, such as the Sioux reservation in Goodhu, Wabasha, and Houston counties, indicating the present version is among the earlier states. Not in Phillips MAPS. RUMSEY 1662. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA), p.124.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1856.. Colored folding map, 28 x 22 inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Folder slightly worn and faded. Minute soiling along fold lines. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. Some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the Sioux reservation in Goodhue, Wabash, and Houston counties. Not in Phillips MAPS. RUMSEY 1662. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA) 0686, p.124.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      Washington: A O P Nicholson. 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. 1856. 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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        Ten Autograph Letters Signed to the Reverend Whitwell Elwin

      England, 1856, 1858, 1864. Manuscript material. Near Fine. Manuscript material. A very good, closely written, and expressive correspondence about politics, addressed to Whitwell Elwin (1816-1900) the editor of the Quarterly Review. W.E. Gladstone (1809-1898) was the prime minister of Great Britain four times: 1868-74, 1880-85, Feb.-July 1886, and 1882-94. These letters were written when he was out of office, about the time of his move to the Liberal Party. The letters discuss his views of the political scene, various government figures (including Lord Derby and Lord Palmerston), possible articles, and his manuscripts. There is a charming and amusing passage expressing a strong opinion of what was wrong with the current state of British government. Gladstone was a more than occasional contributor to the Quarterly Review from 1839 onwards. Several of these letters concern his important article, "The Declining Efficiency of Parliament," published in the September 1856 issue. The letters are written on 4.5 x 7 inch stationery and signed. One letter has a half page cut from the last page but the text appears complete. All are in very good condition. Complete texts upon request. ALS/050112.

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        Der Wasserbau in seinem ganzen Umfange. Ein Leitfaden zu Vorlesungen und zum Selbstunterrichte für Wasser- und Straßenbau-Ingenieure und andere Techniker

      Stuttgart, Mäcken 1856. 25 cm. Mit Tafelband (35 x 26 cm). In 2 Bänden. 12, 280 Seiten mit 28 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln, davon 2 farbig. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung - DBA 72, 26 (vgl.) - Metzeltin 213 (vgl.) - Behandelt in sieben Abschnitten Quellen und Brunnen, Wasserleitungen, Fluß- oder Strombau, Ent- und Bewässerungen, Wehr- und Schleusenbau, Fluß- und Kanalschifffahrt und Hafenanlagen. Der Atlas mit Darstellungen, Details und Schnittzeichnungen, unter anderem: Brunnen, Pumpwerke, Schleusen, Kanäle, Uferbefestigungen, Abwasserkanäle, Deichbau, Brückenbau, Staudämme, Hafenanlagen, Leuchttürme. Die farbigen Tafeln zeigen den Lauf des Rheins bei Bonn-Plittersdorf 1838 und 1852 (vor und nach der Korrektur) sowie Details der Uferbefestigungen. Becker (1817 - 1884), 1845 - 1855 Professor der Ingenieurschule zu Karlsruhe, wurde 1876 als Mitglied der Generaldirektion der badischen Staatseisenbahnen Leiter größerer Eisenbahn- und Wasserbauten. Atlasband an den Deckelkanten restauriert, Text und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig, ohne Beeinträchtigung der Abbildungen - Mäcken's Bibliothek technischer Wissenschaften 5, 4 -

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        PAPERS RELATING TO THE ISLAND OF NANTUCKET, With Documents Relating to the Original Settlement of That Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Other Islands Adjacent, Known as Dukes County, While Under the Colony of New York. Compiled from Official Records in the Office of the Secretary of State at Albany, New York

      Albany:: n.p.,, 1856. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN V. L. PRUYN, PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE. Hough's dedication of this volume is to The Honorable John V. L. Pruyn. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition LIMITED TO 150 COPIES. Bound in half green leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering on green leather spine label. Mild scuffs covers, cover edge wear, mild age darkening paste-downs. Complete with folding map in rear. 8vo. xviii, 162 pp. Rare.

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      New York: A.H. Jocelyn, 1856.. Hand-colored engraving, 32 x 26 inches, in a wooden frame 35 x 29 inches. Old fold lines. Some staining and slight paper loss, not affecting image; stain approximately 1 1/2 inches in size. Three long tape repairs on verso. Some dampstaining at edges; light toning along top portion of sheet. Still, good. An interesting hand-colored engraving, possibly unrecorded, depicting many eminent figures in American history. Images include the first fourteen American Presidents, four Native Americans, eight pioneers and founders, six military heroes and five statesmen. Included among these are Christopher Columbus, Captain John Smith, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin, Israel Putnam, Winfield Scott, William Penn, and John C. Calhoun. The "Indian chiefs" pictured are Osceola, Red Jacket, Black Hawk, and interestingly, Pocahontas. The only other woman to make it onto the roster was Isabella of Spain, noted as, "The mother of our country, and the guardian angel of Columbus." Albert H. Jocelyn was a wood-engraver active in New York City from 1849-1860. He was associated with several firms during that time. This print is similar to Jocelyn's AMERICAN HISTORICAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, but has numerous alternate engraved portraits. GROCE & WALLACE, p.351.

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      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 191 x 114 mm (7 1/2 x 4 1/2"). Three volumes, with three pages of ads at the end of the first volume and two pages at the end of the third. FIRST EDITION. EXTREMELY PLEASING MEDIUM GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY BAYNTUN (stamp-signed on front flyleaf), gilt double fillet border on covers, raised bands, gilt spine compartments with filigree lozenge centerpiece and cornerpiece volutes, blue and red morocco labels, heavily gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Sadleir 1812. Joints of first volume a bit flaked (with tiny cracks just beginning), two leaves with neatly repaired tear (one in lower fore margin, the other into the text, but without loss), text faintly browned at edges because of inexpensive paper, but still QUITE AN APPEALING SET, the decorative bindings bright and almost entirely unworn, and the text very clean and smooth. This is very nicely bound and rare copy of the first edition of a popular Victorian three-decker that depicts a poor, honest, and hard-working orphan whose story represents the paradigm of success available even to the lowliest at the time of the Industrial Revolution in England. In a narrative based on a true story, the title character begins as a farm laborer, is apprenticed to a tanner, teaches himself to read in a squalid attic, earns the trust of his employer, becomes a tradesman, and eventually rises to the position of capitalist and manufacturer. Along the way, he marries well, and he ultimately spends his declining years in serenity. The book is not just about attaining status and wealth, but also about achieving happiness through hard work and integrity. Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock, 1826-87) is the author of more than 20 novels, several collections of short stories, journal articles, books of poetry, and tales for children. After the separation of her parents and the death of her mother, Craik was forced to become the sole support for her siblings, a responsibility she determined to meet by embarking upon a writing career. "The Feminist Companion" says that "beneath its veneer of romantic sentimentality, [the author's] fiction subverts conventional ideologies about women." As an example, in "A Woman's Thoughts About Women" (1858), Craik protests against marriage as the sole female occupation and demands better education and increased professional opportunities for women. While several of her other novels also drive home a more feminist message ("Agatha's Husband" of 1853, for example, and "A Life for a Life," 1859), "John Halifax" remains Craik's best-known work, in part because it was translated into French, German, Italian, Russian, and Greek. "Halifax" is seldom encountered in the marketplace, and is particularly rare in excellent condition.

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        Opera Omnnia Editio Nova

      Apud Ludovicum Vives, Bibliopolam Editorer. Used - Good. Small Quarto. Hardcover, 1856. Editio Nova. Ex-library with the usual treatments. A complete set. 26 volumes, 2 indices Volumes. Volumes 16 and 23 are in two bindings, making a total of 30 books. Published between 1856-1878. A remarkably good set. Bound in brown quarter leather , with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering. Marbled papered boards with marbled endpapers. Double columned text in Latin. Exteriors are all in very good condition, with only an occasional scuff. All with mylar protectors. These books were from a reference library and were not circulated. No markings other than the minimal library treatments. No inner page markings. All firmly bound. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Map of New Haven County Connecticut

      Philadelphia: H & C. T. Smith, 1856. Wall map, 54¼ x 53 inches, full period hand colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in white cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some minor creasing and light tanning, but in all a very good copy. A splendid map of New Haven County, Connecticut; the largest and most detailed for the area of the nineteenth century. Drawn on a scale of 1¼ inches to a mile, the map offers a wealth of information, including population statistics, a list of businesses in Waterbury and in New Haven (six booksellers and stationers, many more lawyers), a table of agricultural statistics, and another showing distances between towns. There are fine inset plans of several county towns, including New Haven, Waterbury, Milford, Meriden, Cheshire, Guilford, Birmingham, and many others. Twelve fine engravings depict Yale College, the college library, the New Haven railroad station and public green, and the Guilford Academy, among others. Rumsey 1583; Thompson 169; Phillips, America, p.480.

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      Philadelphia: E.A. Balch, 1856.. Wall map, 37 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches, with extensive contemporary color. Six engraved pictorial insets plus sixteen map insets. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Color bright and clean. Very good. A lovely wall map of Saratoga County, featuring attractive engravings of illustrious local mansions and inset maps of larger localities such as Saratoga Springs, Jessup's Landing, and Schuylerville. Geil, a noted upstate surveyor, participated in numerous similar projects with a host of different publishers, specializing almost exclusively in large format, ornate county maps. Geil's success no doubt rested on the popularity of "local mapping," a sort of blending of detailed cartography and local scenes. A nice, large view of antebellum upstate New York. Rare. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only one copy. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.785. RISTOW, pp.388-92. OCLC 41152794.

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        Map of Saratoga Co. New York from Actual Surveys

      Philadelphia: E. A. Balch, 1856. Wall map, 37½ x 56½ inches, with extensive contemporary colour. Six engraved pictorial inserts plus sixteen map inserts. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. colour bright and clean. Very good. A lovely wall map of Saratoga County, the most famous spa in mid- nineteenth century America. Each township is separately coloured, and individual property owners are located and named throughout the county. There are inset maps of several county towns and villages, including a large detailed street plan of Saratoga Springs, plus Glenn Falls, Ballston Spa, Jessup's Landing, Waterford, and Schuylerville. The map is surrounded by fine engravings of illustrious local buildings. Geil, a noted upstate surveyor, published maps of several New York counties between 1852 and 1856. This was a particularly rare and important example; the only map of Saratoga County listed in Phillips' America. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only one copy. Phillips, America, p.785. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 388-92. OCLC 41152794.

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

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

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

      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce second edition of Andersson's impressive Africantravel and game huntingtome in a smart binding, with the beautiful lithographs and folding map present. With a fold-out map of Damara and Lake Ngami, as explored by Galton and Andersson. With sixteen lithographs, collated complete. Charles John (Karl Johan) Andersson, 1827 1867, was a Swedish explorer, hunter and trader as well as an amateur naturalist and ornithologist. He is most famous for the many books he published about his travels, and for being one of the most notable explorers of southern Africa, mostly in present day Namibia. Condition: In a half calf binding, with marbled boards. Externally, Internally, firmly bound, bright, with intermittent scattered foxing, with tidemarks prominent to the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD ..

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        Betts’s Tour Through England and Wales

      London: John Betts [c.1856]. . Hand coloured folding map, 27 1/2 x 25 inches (including margins), on linen with dissections, folding down into the original cloth covers, paper label, rebacked retaining the original rather faded spine. A well preserved early Victorian game, with 91 towns and cities across the two countries picked out on a roundabout route from and to London. Whitehouse p19.

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        The Chinese and their Rebellions,

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., , 1856. viewed in Connection with their National Philosophy, Ethics, Legislation, and Administration, to which is added, An Essay on Civilization and its Present State in the East and West. Octavo. Folding map frontispiece coloured in outline and 2 other similar maps. Some mild foxing, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy in the original mauve taupe embossed cloth, title gilt to spine, corners a little soft and bumped, spine sunned and slightly crumpled head and tail. First Edition. Having studied Chinese at the University of Munich, Meadows was employed as Interpreter at the Canton Consulate on the day that the Treaty of Nanking was ratified, "My Chinese experience commenced, therefore, with the inauguration of a new era in Anglo-Chinese intercourse." Meadow's closely observant residence in the centre of events over the following thirteen years, combined with his use of a wide range of Chinese sources make his "one of the most interesting interpretations of Chinese society and civilization offered by Western writers of the nineteenth century." [Kung-Chuan Hsiao, review of the 1955 reprint in Pacific Affairs.] Much on the Taipings.

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        First Footsteps in East Africa;

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1856. or, and Exploration of Harar. Octavo. Original brick red cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind-stamped panels to the boards. mid brown surface-paper endpapers, ads. to the pastedowns. Housed in a red half morocco book-style drop-back box. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 3 similar plates, 7 illustrations to the text and 2 full-page maps. Slightly rubbed and soiled,minor splits at the head and tail of the spine, front hinge neatly repaired, light toning, largely unopened, a very good copy. First edition, second issue, brick red cloth and without Appendix IV on infibulation, as usual. Following his "pilgrimage" to Mekkah, instead of returning to Britain - "where he would have received a hero's welcome at the Royal Geographical Society and the applause of the general" - Burton "lingered in Cairo until November 1853 … Even as he completed the manuscript of his Personal Narrative after returning to Bombay, he was planning the penetration of another forbidden city. This time his objective was Harar, an important religious centre and notorious base for the slave trade in Somalia" (ODNB) The expedition was enthusiastically supported by the Bombay Council, and the party of four, Stroyan, who Burton had worked with in Sind; Herne, a skilled photographer and surveyor; and John Hanning Speke, a young officer who was taken on at the last minute following the death of Assistant-Surgeon J.E. Stocks, assembled at Aden in October 1854. There the political resident, Col. James Outram "dismissed their plan as excessively dangerous,"Burton accordingly revised the plan, reserving the inland trip to Harar for himself. Speke was forced to return early to Aden from his trip to Wadi Nugal by the treachery of his guide; Burton spent ten days in Harar, where he was "spied upon constantly, but …learnt much from local scholars" (Howgego), meeting up with the other two party-members at Berbera. Once back in Aden, Burton planned a further trip, a trek up the Nile from the Somali coast. But on their return to Berbera in April their camp was attacked by Somali tribesmen, Stroyan being killed by a spear thrust, Burton receiving his famous facial wound, the party barely escaping. An account of the skirmish is included in the Postscript. An excellent copy in the original cloth.

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

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

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

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

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        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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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