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        Mansfield Park. A Novel

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856. . Small 8vo, (iv), 424 pp. Frontispiece and engraved title, both dated 1833 and originally printed for Bentley’s first collected edition of Austen, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary red half morocco, slightly darkened, gilt spine still bright, very good. Four copies of this issue noted on Copac.

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        NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. MUSKOKEE, OR CREEK FIRST READER

      1856. Very Good. ROBERTSON, W. S., and David Winslett. NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. Muskokee [sic], or Creek First Reader. New York: Mission House, 1856. First edition. The text is comprised of Muscogee (Creek) - English word lists and short readings in the Muscogee language, frequently illustrated with small, charming cuts of animals and objects and biblical scenes. 12mo. 48 pp. Contemporary binding of leather backed brown cloth boards, with gilt-stamped title to upper board. Early ink inscription on front pastedown. The backstrip is rubbed, has loss at either end, and is split along one joint - although the board is still firmly attached. The boards are crisp and clean except for a small spot of soiling on the lower board. The gilt title is quite bright. Scant light foxing on initial and closing leaves; otherwise the text is clean. Very good. (Sabin 72019). Rare.

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        Church and (&) Chapel Architecture, with Designs for Parsonages

      Boston: Jewett. 1856. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1856. Tall folio, rebound in half grayish buckram and marbled boards, color lithograph title page plus regular title page, pp. 15 (2), 47 plates - 41 are numbered and 6 are lettered, many of which are color lithographs. Good to very good, minor library marks including bookplate to pastedown (with 'withdrawn' stamp), perforated stamp to printed title page (not the lithographed one), and small ink stamp to suceeding page, otherwise no noted library marks. Pages show some finger soil and smudges but generally very good. RARE on the market. Hitchcock 206.

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        NOMENCLATOR DE LAS CALLES DE CÁDIZ Y ESPLICACION DEL SIGNIFICADO DE CADA UNO DE SUS NOMBRES

      Boletin De Comercio, Ca 1856 - Plena Piel (Camacho). Nervios, tejuelo, hierros secos y dorados, guardas papel artistico, 1 h, más IV págs, más 318 págs, más 6 h, más 89 grabados litograficos con 1 plegado [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bonificamento del Bacino Inferiore del Volturno ossia esposizione dè provvedimenti legislativi adottati dal Real Governo e delle opere d?arte eseguite pel bonificamento delle Maremme, dal Capo Mondragone al Promontorio Miseno

      dalla Stamperia Reale 1856 Napoli, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1856. In 4to; pp.399, LVI. Mezza pelle con angoli, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Giacomo Savarese, 1808-1884, fu nominato nel 1854 da Ferdinando II Amministratore Generale delle Bonifiche. Opera assai rara.

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        Franklin Pierce SIGNED 1856 AUSTRIA & FREDERICK I Doc

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. This is a very special, framed piece featuring a 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inch Warrant/Document that has been hand Signed by President Franklin Pierce. Dated October 16, 1856 The document is a warrant for two seals of the United States to be placed on two envelopes for letters to Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden and to the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I. The framed piece measures about 18 x 27 inches. Shipping for this item will be somewhat costly, so we will work with the buyer as best we can as to how to keep that cost low. We estimate the weight to be 20 lbs, but can't be entirely sure until we pack it securely. Great condition. The document has light wear, but in very good condition.

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        Un Romanzo in vapore. Da Firenze a Livorno. Guida storico-umoristica.

      - Firenze, Mariani, 1856, in-16, br. edit., con copertina figurata (mancante della copertina posteriore). Con graziose vedutine e vignette incise in legno. Parenti: Rarità bibliografiche dell'ottocento: «"Un Romanzo a Vapore" e il dramma "Gli amici di casa" pubblicati entrambi nel 1856, sono i due primi libri del Collodi"». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mansfield Park. A Novel.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856. . Small 8vo, (iv), 424 pp. Frontispiece and engraved title, both dated 1833 and originally printed for Bentley's first collected edition of Austen, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary red half morocco, slightly darkened, gilt spine still bright, very good. Four copies of this issue noted on Copac.

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        Histoires extraordinaires. Traduction de Charles Baudelaire.

      Michel Lévy Frères Libraires-Editeurs (stampa: typographie et stéréotypie de Crété) 1856 Prima edizione francese e prima traduzione delle opere di Poe a cura di Baudelaire. Lunga introduzione del traduttore. Cfr. Talvart - Place, Bibliographie des auteurs modernes de langue française, Baudelaire 5. Timbro di biblioteca privata al piatto anteriore e a p. [1] («E. d?Entrèves / Aoste»), per il resto ottimo esemplare. Raro a trovarsi in queste condizioni. in 8° pp. XXXI [1] 330 [2].

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        The Harbours of England. Engraved From Original Drawings Made Expressly for the Work, With Illustrative Text. [FIRST EDITION. WITH 12 ORIGINAL MEZZOTINT PLATES]

      London, E. Gambart, 1856.. Folio (385x290 mm). Pp. vii, 53. Plus 12 plates printed in fine mezzotint, each with facing tissue guard. Plate mark 270x205 mm, image size 240x160 mm, printed on thick paper. With engraved figures to text. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s full brown cloth, gilt lettering within large ornate centerpiece heavily embossed in gilt on upper cover, sides blind ruled, bit worn in places, inner hinges cracked. Foxed, else in good condition, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition with all the fine mezzotint plates published May 7th, 1856. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), a Romantic landscape painter and printmaker; Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), a mezzotint engraver who engraved many works by Turner; John Ruskin (1819-1900), an art critic and patron.

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        Original Patent with Drawings

      1856 - William Henderson was a mechanical engineer and inventor credited with designing and improving a slide valve engine, a force pump, hydraulic brakes and components associated with the steam engine. Very scarce patent issued to William M. Henderson, April 8, 1856, a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, 4 pages. Vellum, over-size folio, with two original highly detailed drawings, colorized on heavy wax paper identified as "IMPROVEMENTS TO SLIDE VALVE ENGINES" with technological page devoted to the explanation on how Henderson's invention would function. Fine signature by the Secretary of the Interior, Robert McClellland, with all ribbons and seals intact.

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        The Forum; or Forty Years Full Practice. 2 Vols. Philadelphia, 1856

      1856. Brown, David Paul [1795-1872]. The Forum; or Forty Year Full Practice at the Philadelphia Bar. Philadelphia: Robert H. Small, 1856. Two volumes. Illustrated. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, red and black lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. Rebacked retaining original spines. Light rubbing to boards, some wear to board edges and corners. Small bookseller ticket to front pastedown of Volume I. Minor foxing to a few leaves, interiors otherwise fresh. A handsome set. * First edition. A lively memoir of a notable lawyer and orator who was retained in almost every important criminal case in the Philadelphia courts due to his formidable cross-examination skill. This collection of biographical sketches and meditations on the law and legal profession contain several fascinating insights into the Philadelphia bar during the first half of the nineteenth century. Dictionary of American Biography 3:111-112. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8522.

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        The Harbours of England. Engraved From Original Drawings Made Expressly for the Work, With Illustrative Text. [FIRST EDITION. WITH 12 ORIGINAL MEZZOTINT PLATES].

      London, E. Gambart 1856 - Folio (385x290 mm). Pp. vii, 53. Plus 12 plates printed in fine mezzotint, each with facing tissue guard. Plate mark 270x205 mm, image size 240x160 mm, printed on thick paper. With engraved figures to text. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering within large ornate centerpiece heavily embossed in gilt on upper cover, sides blind ruled, bit worn in places, inner hinges cracked. Foxed, else in good condition, preserved entirely in the original state. ~ First edition with all the fine mezzotint plates published May 7th, 1856. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), a Romantic landscape painter and printmaker; Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), a mezzotint engraver who engraved many works by Turner; John Ruskin (1819-1900), an art critic and patron.

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        Preliminary Chart of Charleston Harbor and its Approaches.

      1856 - Fantastically detailed sea chart of Charleston Harbor from Folly Island to the Cooper and Wando Rivers, from Sullivan Island and up the coast past Breach Inlet. Streets are clearly laid out in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Moultrieville. Includes topographical elements, forts, sandbars, waterways, depths, sailing directions and tidal information. Inset views include "Main Ship Channel" and "North Channel, Fort Sumter". Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. Minor aging along original folds and some light scattered foxing, mainly to top margin. Sea chart. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 30.75" x 32".

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        THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF OBSTETRIC SURGERY

      1856. CLAY, Charles. THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF OBSTETRIC SURGERY: OR, SHORT RULES OF PRACTICE IN EVERY EMERGENCY, FROM THE SIMPLEST TO THE MOST FORMIDABLE OPERATIONS CONNECTED WITH THE SCIENCE OF OBSTETRICS. London: Henry Renshaw, 1856. xi + [1] + 290 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's advertising. 12mo., brown cloth with blindstamped publisher's name and decorative border. Ex-library with usual markings. Backstrip missing, boards and front endpaper through half-title detached. As is. (GM, citing 6054, Clay's "Observations on ovariotomy..." notes that Clay was the "most eminent oviarotomist in Great Britain," with an exceptionally low mortality rate for the time.) Quite scarce.

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        Group of Civil War-era newspapers reporting on Judah P. Benjamin

      U.S., 1856-1882. No binding. Very Good. (BENJAMIN, Judah P.) Group of Civil War American Newspapers 1856-1882, with news reports concerning Judah P. Benjamin. Papers are from four to eight pp. each. All Very Good Condition. & & NEWSPAPERS INCLUDE: The Lancaster Intelligence. September 2, 1856. Benjamin as Senator from Louisiana; New York Daily Tribune. August 31, 1864. Benjamin on peace policies; New York Tribune. February 1, 1865. Benjamin's policies as Secretary of State in dealing with England; New York Tribune. February 13, 1865. Benjamin gives an account of the peace conferences in Richmond; Providence Daily Journal. February 14, 1865. Report of a speech by Benjamin; Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser. February 15, 1865. Speech by Benjamin; New York Tribune. February 15, 1865. "Croakers in Richmond"; Providence Daily Journal. September 13, 1865. News of Benjamin living well in Havana; New York Tribune. September 27, 1865. Letter from Benjamin on treatment of Union Prisoners in southern prisons; The Utica [NY] Press. July 28, 1862. Reports of Benjamin's great success in becoming a leader within the London Bar.&

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        Camping Out: ¿Some of the Right Sort¿

      Currier & Ives, New York 1856 - Camping Out: ¿Some of the Right Sort¿ Drawn by Louis Maurer Published by Currier and Ives, New York, 1856 Lithograph with original hand coloring Image size: 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches

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

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1856 - Ferguson 16295. First London edition (originally published as A Year in Tasmania? with map but no plates in Hobart Town, 1854). 8vo. vi, [ii], 312pp, frontis, title-page vignette, double-page folding map, 7 plates, 6 other text illustrations, 16pp publisher's advertisements. Publisher's 'cloth extra' gift binding: full blue cloth, blind and gilt decorations, extremities slightly rubbed, now in a mylar protective sleeve, all edges gilt. The tissue guards for the plates are in place. Bookplate of Henry L. White front paste-down, slight marks from the removal of another on the facing endpaper. A Very nice clean copy. Very good+. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The LOST SOLAR SYSTEM Of The ANCIENTS DISCOVERED. In Two Volumes

      London:: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts,. 1856 / 1858.. 8vo. 1st edition. 2 volumes (viii, 486; viii, eratta slip, 475, [1], 26 pp). 1858 Appendix concludes Volume II.. Modern brown quarter leather bindings with marbled paper boards.. Bindings - Fine. Text block - VG (ex-lib, with the occasional stamp. etc).. A rather comprehensive analysis of astronomical calculations in the ancient Near East, Asia, Britain, and Central America. . Illustrated with figures.

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        Stump Speaking

      Engraving by Louis-Adolphe Gautier, New York 1856 - One of the leading American genre painters of the mid-nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created some of the most memorable views of American small town life. Bingham was fascinated by the democratic process and by the ways in which it permeated everyday existence in communities far removed from the big cities. Inspired perhaps by scenes he had witnessed personally, Bingham depicted the days when ballots were handwritten and politicians addressed the local public from soap boxes or tree stumps. "Stump Speaking" is a fine example of the artist's ability to capture the special subtleties of an early American political scene. In this work, a dashing politician clad in a pristine white suit directs his speech to a colorful crowd of locals. The diversity of the audience adds an interesting and rich quality to the picture: plainly dressed farmers, upright gentlemen with entranced faces, bored young men with drooping eyelids, fidgeting children, and even family pets witness the proceedings. Nostalgic and sentimental, Bingham's views were perhaps not fully realistic visions of small town American life in the 19th century, but they did represent the ideal of a rural, innocent, and peaceful existence for which so many late 19th-century Americans longed - especially on the eve of the Civil War. Still, Bingham's subtle and splendid engravings offer a glimpse into a time when the democratic system was still, in many ways, a grassroots movement and when all Americans felt eager to participate. Stump Speaking Engraving by Louis-Adolphe Gautier (active 1847-1876) New York, 1856 Framed size 35¿ x 42 1/2¿

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        THE FERNS OF WALES

      Published by Thomas Thomas, 1856. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour title page. A collection of 24 ferns, pressed into the book, with tissue-guards and a full page description for each fern type. Side of spine is split with some fraying. All samples are present, but a few loose (at least 3). Some tissue-guards are creased. An unusual item. [S]

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        On Lines of Magnetic Force; their definite character; and their distribution within a Magnet and through Space.London: Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1852. First edition.

      Extremely rare offprint issue, unopened in original wrappers, of this seminal paper which may be regarded as the origin of the electromagnetic theory of light. We can locate no copies of this offprint issue in institutional holdings, and know of just one copy auctioned during the past 40 years. <br/><br/> An exceptional copy of one of Faraday's most important and prescient papers, in which he expresses his mature view of the concept of magnetic lines of force; this is the origin of field theory, which is the basis of modern theoretical physics. It also contains a premonition of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory: in §3075 Faraday writes: "it is not at all unlikely that if there be an aether, it should have other uses than simply the conveyance of radiations." According to E. T. Whittaker (<i>A History of the theories of the Aether and Electricity</i>, I, 217), "This sentence may be regarded as the origin of the electromagnetic theory of light."<br/><br/> "Faraday was both one of the greatest physicists of the nineteenth century and one of the finest experimenters of all time. His principal contributions were made in advancing our knowledge of the nature and potentialities of electricity... Finally he enunciated his theory of 'lines' or 'tubes' of magnetic force which was the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein" (PMM 308). Indeed, on p. 157 of his famous paper <i>On Faraday's lines of force</i> (1856), Maxwell writes that his methods "are generally those suggested by the processes of reasoning which are found in the researches of Faraday," and Maxwell refers explicitly at this point (in a footnote) to the offered paper. Elsewhere, Maxwell writes that "the way in which Faraday made use of his idea of lines of force in coordinating the phenomena of magneto-electric induction shows him to have been in reality a mathematician of a very high order - one from whom the mathematicians of the future may derive valuable and fertile methods" (<i>Scientific Papers</i>, II, 360). <br/><br/> "The idea of lines of magnetic force was suggested to Faraday by the linear arrangement of iron filings when scattered over a magnet. He speaks of and illustrates by sketches, the deflection, both convergent and divergent, of the lines of force, when they pass respectively through magnetic and diamagnetic bodies. These notions of concentration and divergence are also based on the direct observation of his filings. So long did he brood upon these lines; so habitually did he associate them with his experiments on induced currents, that the association became 'indissoluble,' and he could not think without them... in a paper forwarded to the Royal Society on October 22, 1851, he devotes himself to the formal development and illustration of his favourite idea. The paper bears the title, 'On lines of magnetic force, their definite character, and their distribution within a magnet and through space' [the offered paper]. A deep reflectiveness is the characteristic of this memoir. In his experiments, which are perfectly beautiful and profoundly suggestive, he takes but a secondary delight. His object is to illustrate the utility of his conception of lines of force. 'The study of these lines,' he says, 'has at different times been greatly influential in leading me to various results which I think prove their utility as well as fertility'." (Tyndall, <i>Faraday as a Discoverer</i>, p. 65).<br/><br/> "It was not until July of 1851 that Faraday was able to turn his attention fully to the investigation of the intimate nature of lines of force... Before 1850 he had rather carefully hidden his theoretical ideas from the scientific world, using them to guide him from discovery to discovery... The decade of the 1850's, rather, was to be spent in the exposition and defense of his theories... His purpose was nothing less than to supply a general view of the modes of action of force. Central to this view was the physical reality of lines of force. <br/><br/> "The basic question to which Faraday turned in the summer of 1851 concerned the interpretation of the pattern made by iron filings sprinkled on a card over a magnet. The filings arrange themselves in lines; were these lines 'real' or were they merely the result of the interaction of the magnet and the iron filings? Faraday had long viewed them as strains of some sort but it was now time to discover their true nature... The existence of lines of force gave no hints about their essential properties. Were they continuous curves, or were they actually attached to points in the magnet called poles? If they were continuous curves, then the lines of force ought to pass through the magnet as well as around it in the external medium. Could these lines be detected <i>inside</i> the magnet? Faraday devised a very simple apparatus for this purpose. [His experiments proved that] 'there exist lines of force within the magnet, of the same <i>nature</i> as those without. What is more, they are exactly equal in <i>amount</i> to those without; and in fact are continuations of them, absolutely unchanged in their nature, so far as the experimental test can be applied to them. Every line of force therefore, at whatever distance it may be taken from the magnet, must be considered as a closed circuit, passing in some part of its course through the magnet, and having an equal amount of force in every part of its course' (§3117). <br/><br/> "The implications of these two paragraphs were literally revolutionary. If Faraday were correct and the lines of force did exist with the properties he attributed to them, then the whole structure of orthodox electric and magnetic science must come tumbling down. The orthodox theories were founded upon central forces acting inversely as the square of the distance; Faraday's new theory rejected central forces... There is no doubt that Faraday knew how unorthodox he was and that his ideas were bound to meet with opposition... It was at this point that Faraday addressed himself in what may well be called the credo of the experimentalist. 'As an experimentalist,' he wrote, 'I feel bound to let experiment guide me in any train of thought which it may justify; being satisfied that experiment, like analysis, must lead to strict truth if rightly interpreted; and believing also, that it is in its nature far more suggestive of new trains of thought and new conditions of natural power' (§3159)... It was with considerable hesitancy, however, that he presented his new conclusions on the nature of the lines of force at the end of the Twenty-eight series" (Pearce Williams, <i>Michael Faraday: A Biography</i>pp. 444-450). <br/><br/>. Seperatley paginated offprint from Philosophical Transactions, vol. 142, part 1, pp.25-56. Large 4to (301 x 232 mm), pp. [ii: seperate title], 32, stab-stitched in original plain wrappers, contemporary ink inscription to front wrapper, uncut and unopened, light vertical crease from having been folded for postage, mild water stain to left largin of front wrapper, otherwise fine and clean throughout, text illustrated

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        WHERE THERE&#39;S A WILL THERE&#39;S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY A NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight fraying along spine edges. Near Fine, and very scarce. Octavo (4-7/8" x 7-3/4") in original blindstamped blue cloth. Illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece and a hand-colored folding map. Complete with half-title page.

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        The Rhine

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

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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. Hardcover 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&#39;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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        Plan of the St. Maurice Territory

      G. Matthews, Montreal 1856 - A large impressive map of St. Maurice Territory which depicts the territory north of the St. Lawrence river from Montreal in the west to the Island of Orleans in the East., Size : 1125x1460 (mm), 44.25x57.5 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very Good, minor browning along the folds, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation

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        JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. . With a letter from the author. By the Author of ?The Head of the Family? and ?Olive?.

      Hurst and Blackett. London. 1856 - FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.2 inches). Integral publishers advert leaves at the end of each volume (iii, i, ii) but bound without the publishers catalogue in volume one. Some minor foxing to a few pages but generally a very good clean copy finely re-bound by Bayntun of Bath. Half brown morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments double ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Tan cloth on boards Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A lovely copy in a fine quality, highly attractive leather binding. Loosely inserted is a 4pp hand written letter from the author (" Your affectionate Dinah") to "My Dear Alice" (her God Daughter, the subject of the poem 'My Godchild Alice'), closely written in black ink on four sides of folded leaf, each side measuring 4.5 x 3.5 inches. The letter is undated but circa 1859 and discusses, among other things, the publisher Alexander Macmillan's approval of Clarence Dobell's illustrations for her book, 'Our Year: A Child's Book', which was published by Macmillan in 1860. The book was dedicated to 'Nora and Alice' She asks Alice to help her by gathering facts about the countryside "whatever a country child should look for or have noticed in walks every month" for the book which is to set out in 12 parts, each relating to one month of the year. A lovely copy of the book with a charming contemporary letter to the Author's God Daughter and dedicatee of one of her best loved Children's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erdkarte in Mercators Projection." Wandkarte in 8 Blättern

      Grenzkolorierte Stahlstich-Karte von C. L. Ohmann bei A. Dettmers nach Heinrich Kiepert im Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Berlin 1856. 52.5x43.5 cm. ca. je Blatt. Zusammen - Tooley 2 Bd. 3 S. 348 - Großformatige Wandkarte. Das 95 x 154,5 cm große Kartenbild ist an allen Seiten von einer 6,2 cm breiten gestochenen floralen Bordüre eingerahmt. Zusammengesetzt hat die Weltkarte ein Format von 107,5 x 167 cm. Darstellung in Mercatorprojektion mit Gradnetz, die im Kartenbild blau dargestellten Meeresströmungen sind von einer zweiten separaten Farbplatte gedruckt, eingetragen sind auch die Haupt-Schifffahrtslinien zwischen den Kontinenten, wobei im Gebiet von Südostasien wegen des Monsuns zwischen Winter- und Sommerroute unterschieden wird. Der deutsche Geograph und Kartograph Heinrich Kiepert (1818 - 1899), Schüler von Carl Ritter, übernahm 1852 die kartographische Leitung des Verlages Dietrich Reimer in Berlin.Kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, 1 Blatt mit kurzer Knickfalte.Weltkarte aus der Großherzoglich-Oldenburgischen Privatbibliothek mit bekröntem Stempel »P.« am Titel für Nikolaus Friedrich Peter (reg. 1853-1900).

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        ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated by Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings from Sketches by the Author

      Childs & Peterson / Trubner & Co., Philadelphia / London 1856 - 2 Vols., pp. 464; 467. Profusely illustrated with steel and wood engravings, 4 maps (2 folding), additional engraved title-pages with vignettes. Half blue/green morocco and pale burgundy cloth, gilt decorated spine compartments, double maroon leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, fine binding by Leighton Brewer. Very faint damp stain to lower outer corner of vol. 2 within the white space, some offsetting to text opposite plates, light spotting to engraved title-pages. Covers slightly scuffed, front cover cloth of vol. 2 lightly faded. Otherwise, a very good set, handsome on the shelf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books]
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        JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. ..... With a letter from the author. By the Author of "The Head of the Family" and "Olive"

      Hurst and Blackett. London. 1856 . FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.2 inches). Integral publishers advert leaves at the end of each volume (iii, i, ii) but bound without the publishers catalogue in volume one. Some minor foxing to a few pages but generally a very good clean copy finely re-bound by Bayntun of Bath. Half brown morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments double ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Tan cloth on boards Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A lovely copy in a fine quality, highly attractive leather binding. Loosely inserted is a 4pp hand written letter from the author (" Your affectionate Dinah") to "My Dear Alice" ( her God Daughter, the subject of the poem "My Godchild Alice"), closely written in black ink on four sides of folded leaf, each side measuring 4.5 x 3.5 inches. The letter is undated but circa 1859 and discusses, among other things, the publisher Alexander Macmillan&#39;s approval of Clarence Dobell&#39;s illustrations for her book, Our Year: A Child&#39;s Book, which was published by Macmillan in 1860. The book was dedicated to "Nora and Alice". She asks Alice to help her by gathering facts about the countryside "whatever a country child should look for or have noticed in walks every month" for the book which is to set out in 12 parts, each relating to one month of the year. A lovely copy of the book with a charming contemporary letter to the Author&#39;s God Daughter and dedicatee of one of her best loved Children&#39;s books.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Mémoire sur le pancréas et sur le role du suc pancréatique dans les phénomènes digestifs, particulièrement dans la digestion des matières grasses neutres

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1856 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Supplemént aux comptes rendus hebdomaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Vol. 1. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 4to (28x22,5 cm), pp. 379-563, 5 folding stipple-engraved and aquatint plates by Borromee after Bernard, Lackerbauer and Leveille, 3 hand-colored. Whole volume contains 28 (26 colored, 5 folded) engraved plates, [3], 563 pp. Uncut, original publishers boards and printed label, bookblock broken at page 376, some foxing, pages 369-376 torn at inner margin. --- Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67B; Garrison-M. 1001.1; see Norman 203 and Waller 964 (offprints). - First edition and first appearance of Bernard's seminal work on the role of the pancreas. "In 1846 Bernard began studying the pancreatic juices and their role in digestion ... By observing the processes of digestion in dogs and rabbits, and by experimentation with pure pancreatic juices collected from temporary pancreatic fistulae, Bernard was able to show that pancreatic juices made fats absorbable by breaking them down into fatty acids and glycerine" (Grolier Medicine). The present work represents the final and most complete statement of Bernard's discoveries concerning the pancreas. It was published in Volume I of the supplement to Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, and also in a small separate issue. The journal volume also contains "Mémoire sur quelques points de la physiologie des algues" by A. Derbès u. A. J. J. Solier with 23 tinted tables as well as "Mémoire sur le calcul des pertubations qu'éprouvent les cometes" by Hansen..

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        Physicians and Physic: Three Addresses

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1856. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; stamped decorations to boards. Usual general light wear over all, with a touch of fade to the spine. Top edge soiled. Inner hinges have been repaired. There is a small bite with adjacent closed tear to the front pastedown at fore edge.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        DOCUMENTS In RELATION To CHARGES PREFERRED By STEPHEN J. FIELD And Others, Before the House of Assembly of the State of California, Against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. California, 1851.

      Whitton Towne & Co., Printers, Excesior Steam Press., San Francisco: 1856 - Frontis portrait. 2 facsimile letters. The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history. Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner's banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote "region in the northern part of the state." [DAB]. This 2nd edition includes tesimonial & affidavits in Judge Turner's defense from a host of local officials as well as a few national notables, including Andrew Jackson & Henry Clay. Furthermore, this copy contains rare associated ephemera: a handbill reprinting a contemporaneous review of the book [entitled, "Judge Turner's Book"] as published in the San Francisco Herald of Dec. 30, 1856, as well as an 11" x 8-1/2" legal circular, triple column, containing a statement by Judge Turner relating to his candidacy for re-election to the office of District Judge for the 8th District, dated Arcata, July 14, 1863. Additionally, contained within the circular, are reprinted two letters with respect to Turner's case before the Supreme Court, the latter advising Judge Turner "of the favorable and final decision of the Supreme Court in your case." Spine sunned a bit. General wear. Slight gutter break after the 4th gathering. A VG copy. Original publisher's brown cloth with gilt stamped lettering to front board. 12mo. 2nd Edition, with an Appendix (Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661). A considerably expanded edition over that of the 1853 1st edition, which was comprised of but 29 pages of material. 130, [2] pp. Last leaf blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOCUMENTS In RELATION To CHARGES PREFERRED By STEPHEN J. FIELD And Others, Before the House of Assembly of the State of California, Against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. California, 1851

      Whitton Towne & Co. Printers Excesior Steam Press. San Francisco:: Whitton Towne & Co., Printers, Excesior Steam Press.. 1856.. 12mo. 2nd Edition, with an Appendix (Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661). A considerably expanded edition over that of the 1853 1st edition, which was comprised of but 29 pages of material. 130, [2] pp. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher's brown cloth with gilt stamped lettering to front board.. Spine sunned a bit. General wear. Slight gutter break after the 4th. gathering. A VG copy.. The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history... Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner's banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote "region in the northern part of the state." [DAB]. This 2nd edition includes tesimonial & affidavits in Judge Turner's defense from a host of local officials as well as a few national notables, including Andrew Jackson & Henry Clay. Furthermore, this copy contains rare associated ephemera: a handbill reprinting a contemporaneous review of the book [entitled, "Judge Turner's Book"] as published in the San Francisco Herald of Dec. 30, 1856, as well as an 11" x 8-1/2" legal circular, triple column, containing a statement by Judge Turner relating to his candidacy for re-election to the office of District Judge for the 8th District, dated Arcata, July 14, 1863. Additionally, contained within the circular, are reprinted two letters with respect to Turner's case before the Supreme Court, the latter advising Judge Turner "of the favorable and final decision of the Supreme Court in your case." . Frontis portrait. 2 facsimile letters.

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        DOCUMENTS In RELATION To CHARGES PREFERRED By STEPHEN J. FIELD And Others, Before the House of Assembly of the State of California, Against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. California, 1851

      San Francisco:: Whitton Towne & Co., Printers, Excesior Steam Press.. 1856.. 12mo. 2nd Edition, with an Appendix (Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661). A considerably expanded edition over that of the 1853 1st edition, which was comprised of but 29 pages of material. 130, [2] pp. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher&#39;s brown cloth with gilt stamped lettering to front board.. Spine sunned a bit. General wear. Slight gutter break after the 4th. gathering. A VG copy.. The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history... Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner&#39;s banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote "region in the northern part of the state." [DAB]. & & This 2nd edition includes tesimonial & affidavits in Judge Turner&#39;s defense from a host of local officials as well as a few national notables, including Andrew Jackson & Henry Clay. Furthermore, this copy contains rare associated ephemera: a handbill reprinting a contemporaneous review of the book [entitled, "Judge Turner&#39;s Book"] as published in the San Francisco Herald of Dec. 30, 1856, as well as an 11" x 8-1/2" legal circular, triple column, containing a statement by Judge Turner relating to his candidacy for re-election to the office of District Judge for the 8th District, dated Arcata, July 14, 1863. Additionally, contained within the circular, are reprinted two letters with respect to Turner&#39;s case before the Supreme Court, the latter advising Judge Turner "of the favorable and final decision of the Supreme Court in your case." . Frontis portrait. 2 facsimile letters.

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        Paper Dolls, and How to Make Them. A Book for Little Girls.

      Anson D. F. Randolph, New York 1856 - Very Scarce copy of this 19th century how-to book. Includes plates to copy for making paper dolls and outfits; all 8 plates are present. Stiff cloth covers are worn and faded with some stains; gilt and tooling are still clear. Binding is fragile and coming apart; many pages are detached from sewn binding, but book is complete and has been kept together. Inside pages are tanned and have some marks in pencil and pen and colors, from past owners, as well as the occasional tear in the margin and gutters; a bit of pencil on ffep; a couple creases. 22 pp + 8 plates. 5.25 x 6.75 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Linesman;

      London: G.W. Hyde,, 1856. or, Service in the Guards and the Line during England&#39;s Long Peace and Little Wars.; 3 volumes octavo. Original red morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, blind floral panel to the boards, cream endpapers. Somewhat rubbed, rebacked with the original spines laid down, hinges a little clumsily repaired, accession numbers inked to the front free endpapers, light toning, but overall very good. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Janet R. Ogilvie to the title pages, later gift inscription - "H.F.M. Marne from H.A. Mayo, 1911" - to the front free endpaper of volume I. First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds 6 copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly remarked that no work of fiction can equal in point of interest, one composed of incidents derived from the common occurrences of every-day life. In the following pages I have endeavoured, with the aid of imaginary characters, to illustrate this position, by portraying a few ordinary events in the career of an Officer of the Line &#133;" (Preface). Napier was educated at the Royal Military College, appointed ensign in the 46th Regiment in 1825, rising to captain in 1830, "He served with his regiment in India, and was present with the nizam&#39;s subsidiary force at the siege of Hyderabad in 1830. The regiment returned home in 1833, and in 1836 Napier entered the senior department of the Royal Military College, but left in 1837, before passing his examination, on the regiment being ordered to Gibraltar. He commanded the light company for several years. While at Gibraltar he frequently visited Spain and north Africa for field sports, and also took a cruise in his stepfather&#39;s ship, HMS Powerful (84 guns), in which he visited Constantinople and Asia Minor, and acquired a knowledge of the Levant, which led to his subsequent employment on special service there" (ODNB). Commanded a force of irregular cavalry in Syria during operations in 1840-1; contracted ophthalmia while in Egypt, and retired on half-pay in 1843. "In 1846 Napier was sent to the Cape with other special service field officers to organize the indigenous levies, and ably commanded bodies of irregulars during the Cape Frontier War of 1846&#150;7." During the Crimean War despite the his own best efforts, and those of his step-father Admiral Charles Napier who was in command of the Baltic Fleet, he failed to find employment, but "with characteristic energy he did good work during the first winter [of the war] in collecting funds for warm clothing for the troops, and personally superintending its shipment." The shortcomings of the British military establishment in the context of this campaign are a theme which he covers in his preface, hoping that "the Chelsea Board of Inquiry &#133; will prove the death-blow to a system probably more corrupt than ever system was before!" This was not to be the case, and Col. Tulloch, to whom the novel is dedicated, was forced to defend his criticisms of the commissariat to the detriment of his health, and his career. An entertaining and revealing addition to the picture of early Victorian service life, by a military man of "literary and artistic ability.

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        The Atlas of India; Revised by J. Walker, Geographer to the Honourable East India Company. Selected from the maps published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

      London: Edward Stanford [1856]. . Thin folio, (iv) pp, followed by 26 double page maps hand coloured in outline. Contents leaf with wear and some loss to edges, otherwise in good condition with only some light marking to margins of a few of the maps. Original gilt titled moiré cloth, morocco corners, a little worn, neatly rebacked. Containing 13 maps of India as well as 2 world maps and maps of the surrounding territories, from Egypt and Arabia to Japan and Malaysia. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Sverige framstäldt i taflor.

      - Nittiosex litografier i tontryck med beskrifvande text. Göteborg. D. F. Bonniers Förlag (1856). Tryckt hos Hedlund & Lindskog. Tvär folio. Titelblad, 96 litograferade planscher med beskrivande textblad. Textblad genomgående bruntonade eller brunfläckade på grund av papperskvaliteten, planscher något brunfläckade. Sölvitsborg, Götheborg, Borgholms slott, Götha Kanal vid Borenhult, Skokloster, Uppsala, Dannemora grufvor I. Waxholms fästning, Storbofallet i Jemtland mer markant. Senare halvskinnband i ljusbrun kalv, rygg med fyra upphöjda bind, nötta hörn och på bind. (j.O. Frimans bokbinderi Östersund). Exlibris C. Vilm. Jacobowsky. Tre små tidningsurklipp klistrade på främre pärms spegel. (auktionspriser på boken). 26 x 34,5 cm.*På Planschen Upsala domkyrka II interiör här rättad med överklistrad text. Angav ursprungligen felaktigt Stockholms Storkyrka (Parti af Interiör).[#80395]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen, in four vols / Originally edited by Robert Chambers. With a supplemental volume, continuing the biographies to the present time, by the Rev. Thos. Thomson [complete in 5 volumes]

      Glasgow ; London : Blackie and son,, 1856. New Edition. Physical description: 5 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Scotland -- Biography. Added illus. half-title. Title and text within borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt tooling and titles to front panels, with decorative blind tooling to front and back panels. Some minor wear to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copies with unopened pages.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        FORT VIGILANT ROOMS OF THE COMMITTEE SACRAMENTO ST. BETW. DAVIS & FRONT [upper] MASS MEETING ENDORSING THE ACTS OF THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE JUNE 14th. [with:] CONSTITUTION AND ADDRESS OF THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE

      [San Francisco]: Britton & Rey, [1856].. Pictorial letter sheet, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, printed conjugate leaf attached. On green wove paper. Small institutional ink stamp in lower margin. Old folds, with small chips along the edges and the folds neatly repaired with tissue backing on the verso. A bit of staining on the printed side. Overall, very good. A scarce California pictorial letter sheet, showing the well-defended headquarters of the second Vigilance Committee, as well as the scene of a huge public meeting at which the committee&#39;s actions were endorsed. This example also contains the conjugate leaf, with prints the text and address of the Vigilance Committee. Both images were lithographed from daguerreotypes by the influential and pioneering San Francisco photographer, Robert Vance. The upper image shows the formidable headquarters of the Vigilance Committee, an imposing two-story building defended by armed guards and cannons on the roof. Filled gunny sacks and another cannon guard the entrance, and ships masts can be seen in the background. The lower image shows a scene of a crowded mass meeting that took place on June 14, 1856, attended by hundreds of citizens. Speakers address the crowd from the balcony of a building festooned with two large American flags. This letter sheet also contains the conjugate leaf, pritning the text, in three columns, of the constitution and public address of the second Vigilance Committee, which was founded in 1856 in response to the murder of newspaper publisher, James King of William. The constitution announces that the Committee of Vigilance has formed "for maintenance of the peace and good order of society - the prevention and punishment of crime - the preservation of our lives and property, and to insure that our ballot-boxes shall hereafter express the actual and unforged will of the majority of our citizens." BAIRD, CALIFORNIA&#39;S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 83. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 79. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.69-70; plate 26. PALMQUIST & KAILBOURN, PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE FAR WEST, pp.559-66.

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        Maud

      Edward Moxon, London 1856 - Original green embossed cloth, gilt lettering on spine. This copy has fine original watercolor and vignette illustrations throughout by an unnamed artist. There are four full-page watercolors and 15 vignette watercolor of a smaller nature. All superbly executed and consisting of city views, buildings, heads in stylized motifs, castles, ruins and the like. Book and illustrations are fine.

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        The Piazza Tales

      New York: Dix & Edwards; London: Sampson Low, Son & Co.,, 1856. Duodecimo. Original green vertical-fine-ribbed cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, sides blocked in blind. Spine lightly browned, sides rubbed, but a tight, fresh copy, with none of the endemic browning to the text one associates with this book. First edition. Melville&#39;s first collection of short stories, among them some of his most memorable, including "Bartleby", "Benito Cereno", "The Lightning-Rod Man", and "The Enchantadas". From the library of the American novelist and short-story writer John Cheever (1912&#150;1982) with his father&#39;s calling card ("Mr. Frederick Lincoln Cheever, Jr." with "& Mrs" added by hand) loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        History of the Byzantine Empire from DCCXVI to MLVII

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1856 - xii, 542 pages. Full calf leather with gilt border to front and rear covers, edges of covers gilded (top edge lacks lustre), five raised bands with gilded ornaments to compartments of spine, gilded title to burgundy morocco label and, oddly, "Vol. II" gilded on black morocco label. Oddly, because this volume is the complete work. The first edition [1853/4] was issued in both one and two volume sets Vol. 1 covering the years 716-1057 and Vol. 2. 1057-1453, with Volume 2 titled as History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires from DCCXVI to MCCCCLIII. The second edition of that Vol. 1[1856] was issued in one volume, with Book First covering the years 717-867 and Book Second 867-1057. There was no Volume 2 to the second edition. The binder, one D. Dilworth of Newcastle, Staffordshire [his ticket to front pastedown lower right] produced a lovely book, and perhaps nodded in confusing Second Edition with Second volume. The frontispiece of Basil II called for in the Preface is lacking for not having been bound in to this copy. All page edges are feathered/marbled, as are the pastedowns and endpapers. Foxing to front and rear blanks, and lightly to title page and last two pages only. A very fine interior: clean and free of marks. Original binding is entirely sound. A lovely volume. Ink signature of F.C.B. Wedgwood to front blank [Francis Charles Bowen, 2nd Baron Wedgwood] and small rectangular bookplate to front pastedown: Francis Wedgwood / Barlaston [probably the grandfather of F.C.B.]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        The Pictorial Bible, Being The Old and New Testaments According to The Authorized Version: Illustrated with More than ONE THOUSAND ENGRAVINGS, Representing the Historical Events... (OVER 3 1/2 INCHES THICK AND DECORATED THROUGHOUT WITH ILLUMINTATED LETTERING)

      New York: Robert Sears, 1856. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Religion) HOLY BIBLE. New York: Robert Sears, 1856. Small Folio (over 3 1/2 inches thick). Original calf-leather decorated boards. $1500.00 Decorated with over 1000 engravings as well as hundreds of illuminated letters. Gold gilt on all edges (AEG) are scuffed, but 100%. Primitive glue repair to inside front and back joint. Five raised hubs on spine. Tight and more than just a utility copy. Previous owner inscription on the ffep dated 1857. Marriage, Death and Birth section has entries of the Skinner family from Springfield, Mass.

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        King Henry's Well and Pudsay's Leap. Ballads, Founded on Craven Legends. Printed for Private Circulation

      Bolton / Manchester: Bowland / Falkner, 1856.. 4to. (10 x 7.5 inches). pp.35. 3 original mounted albumen photographs of interiors (6 x 7.5 inches), with printed captions. B/w frontis, b/w plates, including fold-out illust of tomb of Sir Ralph Pudsay at Bolton. Original moire cloth gilt, rebacked. Inner hinges strengthened. Dealer's marks in pencil to front pastedown. Ink inscription to front free endpaper: 'Edmund Sharpe Esq., with the kind regards of The Author'. [Not otherwise signed]. Light spotting to paper mounts and edges of the sepia-toned photographic plates. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. This is a Very Good copy indeed. Uncommon early photographs. Gernsheim 56. First edition. Presentation copy.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Le Monde. Histoire de tous les peuples depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu&#39;a nos jours. Par MM. Saint-Prosper, de Sauvigny, Duponchel, le baron Korff, Belloc et l&#39;abbé Martin

      Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne Frères 1856.. Revue et continuée. Édition illustré.10 Bde. gr.-8°. je Bd. ca. 500 S. Mit insges. 343 (v. 347) tlw. gefalt. Taf. in Stahlstich. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Geringf. berieb., vereinz. minim. stockfl. Die zahlreichenTafeln enthalten Darstellungen v. sowohl Einwohnern als auch Persönlichkeiten der verschiedenen Länder. Außerdem unterschiedl. Kostüme, Trachten, Monumente, Landschaften u. Orte.

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        1856-57. Milwaukee City Directory, and Business Advertiser, Containing Local and General Statistics, with a New Map of the City

      Milwaukee, Wisconsin: J.M. Van Slyck, 1856. (MILWAUKEE) 12mo. Title printed in red, green, and black. 3-468,[8]pp.; lacking the map. Original quarter brown cloth and printed paper boards, gilt-stamped spine, neatly rebacked, original backstrip laid down. Contemporary ownership signature and blind stamp on first leaf, old blind stamp of Essex Institute on title page, bookplate of Essex Institute on front pastedown. Slight foxing. Very good. Spear, p. 194 (4 copies) . The present directory is the third of the Van Slyck directories, after the first of 1851, and the fifth directory for the city of Milwaukee overall. With all of the usual and useful statistics, further enhanced by several views of hotels and local businesses. The ownership blind stamp and signature at the head of the first leaf is that of grocers Goodrich & Terry, advertisers in the directory

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