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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        Original Patent with Drawings

      1856. unbound. 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&#39;s invention would function. Fine signature by the Secretary of the Interior, Robert McClellland, with all ribbons and seals intact. 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.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE TEXAN SANTA FE EXPEDITION. COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION OF A TOUR THROUGH TEXAS, AND ACROSS THE GREAT SOUTHWESTERN PRAIRIES, THE CAMANCHE AND CAYUGA HUNTING GROUNDS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS FROM WANT OF FOOD, LOSSES FROM HOSTILE INDIANS, AND FINAL CAPTURE OF THE TEXANS, AND THEIR MARCH, AS PRISONERS TO THE CITY OF MEXICO

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856.. Two volumes. Original cloth. Spine ends carefully repaired on first volume. Head and toe of spine frayed on second volume. Corners refurbished. Contemporary ownership label and pencil signatures on front endpapers. Bookplate removed from second volume. Moderate to heavy foxing in both volumes, affecting plates and folding map. Old bookseller&#39;s blindstamp on titlepage of each volume. Overall good. This is the seventh and best edition of the most important work on a decisive event in Texas and southwestern history. The Texan Santa Fe expedition was conceived by Mirabeau B. Lamar in an attempt to open a trade route which would lure away some of the traffic hitherto utilizing the Santa Fe trade, and also to extend his greetings to residents of New Mexico, whom he wished to participate in Texas government as residents of territory claimed by Texas in an act of 1836. Due to poor navigation, faulty planning, and harassment by Indians, the expedition lost most of its momentum. Upon their arrival in New Mexico, the entire force was taken captive under orders of Gov. Manuel Armijo. The prisoners were forcibly marched to Mexico City, and the affair brought relations between Texas, the United States, and Mexico to a boiling point. Those who survived the march and imprisonment were released in April 1842, six and a half months after their capture. Kendall, editor of the New Orleans PICAYUNE, accompanied the expedition as an observer. With him was Thomas Falconer, who was acting in secret as an agent for the British government. Because of Falconer&#39;s British citizenship, he was among the first prisoners released. This extremely important seventh edition incorporates for the first time an appendix containing excerpts from Falconer&#39;s diary, as well as two additional chapters of text. For this reason, this edition is eminently more desirable than the first edition, and it is much more difficult to acquire. The map, although not a notably accurate one, shows various routes across West Texas. HOWES K75, "b". WAGNER-CAMP 110:10. CLARK III:188. FIELD 818. RADER 2157. RITTENHOUSE 347. SABIN 37360. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 483. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 26a. GRAFF 2306. STREETER SALE 398. STREETER TEXAS 1515 (1st ed).

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        EAST VIEW OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVA. [sic] AND PART OF CAMDEN NEW JERSEY

      Philadelphia: Augustus Kollner, 1856.. Lithograph, printed in colors and finished by hand, by and after Kollner. Visible sheet size: 19 x 30 3/8 inches. Very good. Matted and framed. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. The Snyder copy of this large, rare view: "It is pleasant here, right on the banks of the noble Delaware, opposite Philadelphia" (Walt Whitman). Deák writes: "Camden, New Jersey [home of Walt Whitman from 1873-1892], slopes gently towards the river in the foreground of the view. The urban presentation...is softened by the many trees clustered around the handsome buildings. Across the waters of the Delaware, Philadelphia [is seen]...with its dense construction and busy ship-filled quays...In the middle of the river is Windmill Island. The building in Philadelphia with the two towers and cupolas, in the left center background, is probably Spruce Street Baptist Church; the semicircular building surmounted by a cupola, to the right and just beyond the two towers near the waterfront, is the Merchants&#39; Exchange...The tall spire near the water...is Christ Church.... "German-born Augustus Theodore Frederick Kollner arrived in America in 1839 and enjoyed an artistically fruitful career in this country until his death in 1906...Associated at one time or another with each of the major lithographic firms in Philadelphia, he worked his way from journeyman to artist, to chief artist, to partner. Ultimately, he owned his own establishment. The [present] view of Philadelphia, both drawn and published by the artist, documents his artistic and professional success in America." DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 707. REPS 3587. WAINWRIGHT 104. Wainwright, "Augustus Kollner, Artist" in PMHB, Vol. 84, no. 3 (ref).

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        East View of Philadelphia, Pennsylva. [sic.] and part of Camden New Jersey

      Philadelphia: Augustus Kollner, 1856. Lithograph, printed in colours and finished by hand, by and after Kollner (visible sheet size: 19 x 30 3/8 inches). Matted and framed. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. The Snyder copy of this large rare view: "It is pleasant here, right on the banks of the noble Delaware, opposite Philadelphia" (Walt Whitman). "Camden, New Jersey [home of Walt Whitman from 1873-1892], slopes gently towards the river in the foreground of the view. The urban presentation ... is softened by the many trees clustered around the handsome buildings. Across the waters of the Delaware, Philadelphia [is seen] ... with its dense construction and busy ship-filled quays ... In the middle of the river is Windmill Island. The building in Philadelphia with the two towers and cupolas, in the left center background, is probably Spruce Street Baptist Church; the semicircular building surmounted by a cupola, to the right and just beyond the two towers near the waterfront, is the Merchants&#39; Exchange ... The tall spire near the water ... is Christ Church... German-born Augustus Theodore Frederick Kollner arrived in America in 1839 and enjoyed an artistically fruitful career in this country until his death in 1906 ... Associated at one time or another with each of the major lithographic firms in Philadelphia, he worked his way from journeyman to artist, to chief artist, to partner. Ultimately, he owned his own establishment. The [present] view of Philadelphia, both drawn and published by the artist, documents his artistic and professional success in America." (Gloria Deak) Deak Picturing America 707; Reps 3587; Wainwright 104; cf. Wainwright, "Augustus Kollner, Artist" in PMHB, vol. 84, no. 3.

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        LIFE OF JOHN THOMPSON. A FUGITIVE SLAVE; CONTAINING HISTORY OF 25 YEARS IN BONDAGE, AND HIS PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE

      Worcester, Ma.: John Thompson., 1856. ...143pp...FIRST EDITION...DECORATIVELY STAMPED BROWN CLOTH BOARDS WITH GILT DESIGN ON COVER & SPINE...Early slave narrative of John Thompson who was born a slave in Maryland; description of his day to day life as a slave & his whaling experiences after his escape to freedom...Previous owner&#39;s name penned on endpapers...ORIGINAL BOARDS slightly chipped on spine ends...Some toning to endpaper....BINDING & TEXT ARE CLEAN.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

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        Niagara Falls in the Winter of 1855-56, from the N. York Side

      Niagara Falls: published by E. Whitefield [printed in New York by Endicott & Co.], 1856. Tinted lithograph, drawn by E. Whitefield and lithographed by Endicott & Co., NY. 23 1/2 x 38 5/8 inches. A majestic winter view of Niagara Falls from the New York side. Whitefield (1816-1892) born in Dorset, England, arrived in North America in about 1837. The present image resulted from an extended journey in the 1850s. Spendlove writes of Whitefield&#39;s city views that he "probably carried this type of view to a higher level of accuracy than any other artist on record, and certainly no one approached him in the large number of views drawn." He "was a remarkably prolific and industrious artist, and his ambition was to produce a creditable print of the more important, or historically interesting, cities and towns of the United States and Canada. Exact figures are lacking, but he probably did well over forty of these, and in doing so, became one of the most skillful draughtsmen of the time. His work is distinguished by extreme accuracy, but also the ability to work in sweeping lines" (Spendlove). The rarity of this image is confirmed by Stokes, who mentions it in passing in his entry on Whitefield in American Historical Prints (E-126), with no known information about it other than that a copy was owned by Mrs. John Law, the granddaughter of the artist. Cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 69-72.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Beiträge zu einer Militärischen Kostüm-Kunde oder Abbildungen der Kostüme und Uniformen des Württembergischen Militärs von der Zeit des 30jährigen Krieges bis auf unsere Tage

      Stuttgart, Fischhaber (1856).. Titelblatt mit lithograph. Bordüre und 36 Tafeln mit mont. kolor. Lithographien. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Blindprägung u. vergold. Deckeltitel. 22 x 29,5 cm. Colas 277; Vgl. Lipperheide Qdc 16; Hiler 813. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - Jede Tafel zeigt sieben Uniformtypen. Die Lithographien sind hier im Quer-Oktav-Format (8°) auf gelbe Kartonbll. montiert. - Kanten beschabt, Ecken etwas gebräunt. Vorsatzbll. mit Besitzvermerken und Eckabschnitt. Die Abbildungen meist fleckenfrei, Titelblatt etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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