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

      By Charles John Anderson. With a map, and numerous illustrations representing sporting adventures, subjects of natural history, devices för destroying wild animals, &c. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1856. 8vo. xviii,+ 536 pp.+ large fold. engr. map,+ 16 lith. plates. Wood engravings in text. Publ. gilt pictorial cloth, slightly faded. Small tear on top of spine. Fine copy from the library of Måns Ryberg. Mendelssohn p. 41. First edition of the Swedish Africa explorer and big game hunter Charles John Andersson's first book. It describes two expeditions made by Andersson, the first in company with Francis Galton to Nangoro Werft in 1851-52, and the other is when he travelled by himself to the Lake Ngami in 1853. Few books, according to Mendelssohn, give so "full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of these countries is absolutely unequalled". Värmlänningen Charles John Anderssons första bok om sina äventyr i sydvästra Afrika. C. J. Andersson (1827-67) var oäkta son till Llewellyn Lloyd, under ett av dennes äventyr bland björnar och pigor i Sverige. Denne ville inte kännas vid sonen som fick ta moderns namn.Han fick däremot följa fadern på jaktexpeditioner. Efter studier i Vänersborg och Lund begav han sig till London, och ägnade sig därefter åt jakt och upptäcksresor i nuvarande Namibia. Han dog på vägen till Ondonga i Ovamboland. Enligt sägnen skall Lloyd ha erbjudit Andersson sitt erkännande och efternamn efter att denne börjat bli känd, men Andersson tackade nej

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        A Book of Nonsense. By Derry Down Derry.

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

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        A History of Greece

      John Murray. London. John Murray. 1851-1856. Lavishly bound by J. Adams in 3/4 blind-ruled calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with most elaborate gilt tooled fleural motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands, head and tailpieces. Gilt titled red and green morocco labels. Marble endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. 6.0" x 9.0". The Third Edition. Illustrated with 19 maps of which 14 are folding.Spines evenly and mildly sunned. Various maps moderately foxed with several bearing minor repairs. A Fine, hugely appealing set of this classic historical work.

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        [Hanselli] Samlade vitterhetsarbeten af svenska författare.

      Från Stjernhjelm till Dalin. Efter originalupplagor och handskrifter utgifna af P. Hanselli. I-XXII. Uppsala, Stockholm & Lund, 1856-78. XX,408 + (2),299,(1) s. + front,(6),266,(1) + (2),VIII,400 + III-XXVIII,368 + III-XI,(1),443 + XVI,324 s. + front,(4),396 s. + front,(2),408 + XVIII,384 + (4),XI,(1),70,(2),VIII,125,(5),1-237 + (4),467 + 435 + XV,(1),407 + (4),429,(1) + VIII,559 s. & 1 plansch + XII,448 + (2),VIII,(2),447 + X,(2),423 + XII,400 + VIII,478 + VI,387 s. 21 ngt nötta mörkgröna hfrbd med enkel blindpressning på ryggarna och marmorerade snitt. Några av volymerna med inre falssprickor. Den första volymen med enkel lagning i den inre främre falsen och med förlust av pärmpapper i nedre hörnet på den bakre pärmen. Inlagorna delvis med några mindre fläckar och solkigheter, exempelvis den sista sidan i del I, men på det stora hela i mycket bra skick. Från Säfstaholm och med Gustaf Trolle-Bondes monogramstpl i guld nederst på ryggarna samt Waldemar Ditzingers exlibris.. Del II-VI utgivna tillsammans med C. Eichhorn, del XI med bidrag av M. Weibull och F. Braune. Trycktes i 200 och de sista delarna i bara 150 exemplar. Verket utkom inte i kronologisk ordning, del I till exempel utkom först 1871. Totalt presenterade arbetet 96 olika författares verk från svensk stormaktstid och är trots sina brister ett värdefullt referensverk för svensk litteraturhistoria

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

      D.T. Valentine New York: D.T. Valentine. 1856. First. First edition. 600 pp. Illustrated with tinted lithographs and engravings, with many folded maps and facsimilies. 19.5 cm. In publishers' brown cloth stamped in blind with a gilt centerpiece. Small tears to one or two of the foldouts, and a few small tears to the cloth, else a fresh and near fine copy. Bookplate of Lewis E. Waterman, founder of Waterman Pens, and inventor of the fountain pen. .

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        Rechtsgutachten, die von Agnaten des Hessen - Casselschen Fürstenhauses versuchte Vindication der Ganerbschaft Treffurt hessischen Antheils von ihrem gegenwärtigen Besitzer, dem Fürsten Clodwig von Hohenlohe - Schillingsfürst, Prinzen von Ratibor und Corvey, betreffend.

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. 1 leeres Bl., IV, 132 Seiten mit "rundum" Goldschnitt. Blauer, goldumrandeter zeitgen. Pappband. 4to. Gutes Exemplar, Kanten normal berieben, Papier minimal angebräunt.

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        MUSASHI NO KUNI ZENZU

      1856. [MAP - JAPAN] Gyokuransai SADAHIDE & Kikuchi Shuzo. MUSASHI NO KUNI ZENZU. Edo, Kikuya Kosaburo & 12 others. Ansei 3 [1856] 112 X 127 cm. An interesting colored woodcut map of the Musashi plain. Folds into its original titled covers, 28 x 18.6 cm. Nice colors, impression and colors. Sadahide was not only a talented printmaker but was also responsible for several important maps of the time. [Beans 1856.13] in Supplement B, page 41. See the UBC website at http://angel.library.ubc.ca/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/tokugawa&CI SOPTR=312&REC=3 for more info on this map. From The Keyes collection.

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        Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853, '54, '55.

      2 vols. Philadelphia & London 1856. Rigt illustr. med stålstukne plancher og træsnit i teksten samt udfoldeligt kort. 464 + 467 s. Orig. komp. hellrd., rygge lidt slidte. Richly illustr. with steelengraved plates, woodcuts in the text and folded map. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spines with slight wear, joints and headbands slightly cracked

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        Svenska foglarna med text.

      Tecknade och lithographierade af Peter Åkerlund. I-IV & planscher. Sthlm, J. & A. Riis, 1856-(71) respektive A. L. Normans boktryckeri-aktiebolag, 1885-86. Tvär-folio. (4),352 s. & litograferat dedikationsblad + 353-755 + (2),757-1188 + (2),1189-1570 s. + litograferat titelblad,(2) s. & LXXXIV litograferade plr & 1 rättelseblad. Tre samtida ganska nötta mörka hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade och blinddekorerade ryggar. Ryggarna hårdare nötta, första bandets rygg renoverad, andra bandets rygg delvis loss och planschdelens rygg defekt upptill. Någon enstaka småfläck. Reva upptill på s. 1225. En del av planscherna är bundna i fel ordning. Med A. von Schwerins namnteckning och Bengt Flachs samt Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris. Saknar ett deltitelblad före s. 353 och tre rättelselappar.. Friesen s. 11. Nissen Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 902. Planscherna XV-XXXII tryckta i färg, övriga handkolorerade. "Svenska foglarna" utgavs i 40 häften med planscher av Peter Åkerlund och Paulina Sjöholm. Texten från och med s. 353 är en fortsättning skriven av J. G. H. Kinberg som övertog utgivningen efter Sundevalls död. Björn Dal skriver: "Textens karaktär förändras därmed radikalt, den blir den noggrannaste och i vissa avseenden utförligaste i vår ornitologiska litteratur. Sundevall hade beskrivit 155 fågelarter på 352 sidor, Kinberg använder 1210 sidor för de resterande 92!" Gunnar Brusewitz hänvisar till arbetet i "Jakt" för uppgifter om falkjakt. Carl Johan Sundevall (1801-75) var zoolog, professor och intendent vid Riksmuseet. Johan Gustaf Hjalmar Kinberg (1820-1908) var zoolog och professor vid Veterinärinstitutet. Den tidigare ägaren Bengt Flach gav 1959 ut en förteckning över fåglar observerade på Stora Karlsö

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        Preliminary Chart of Charleston Harbor and its Approaches

      1856. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 30.75" x 32". 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.

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        COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO THE SUPPLIES OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE CRIMEA. Report... with the evidence annexed.

      Report... with the evidence annexed. First Edition, Presented to both House of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. London. Printed by Harrison and Sons. n.d. [1856]. Folio. [2], ii, 51, [1], viii, 432, 99pp. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. bound with: Appendix to the report of the commission of enquiry into the supplies of the British army in the Crimea. Presented to both house of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. London. Harrison and Sons. Folio. [2], iv, [2], 196, [1]pp. bound with: Index to the report of the commission of enquiry into the supplies of the British army in the Crimea with the evidence annexed, and appendix. Presented to Parliament by command of Her Majesty. Ordered by the House of Commons, to be printed, 29 July 1856. London. Harrison and Sons. Folio. xiv, 93, [1]pp. Rebound in blue cloth, red label. Preserving the Sessional title page and Index leaf at the front of the volume. * In 1855, Sir John MacNeil, a doctor who afterwards entered the Political Service in the East, and Colonel Tulloch were sent out to the Crimea by Lord Palmerston's government to report on the commissariat system. Of particular interest was the importance of diet and adequate accommodation and clothing on the health of the men. Their report threw much light on the inadequacies of the transport and supply systems which had so exacerbated the hardships of the army during the campaign. They prepared also statistical tables of the sickness and mortality in the army. In the Crimea they consulted extensively with Florence Nightingale and Dr. Sutherland, one of the Sanitary Commissioners sent out to the east. Both MacNeill and Tulloch became friends and supporters of Miss Nightingale who greatly admired their work. Writing to Lady Tullock in 1878, she called their report "the Salvation of the army in Crimea."The Report, issued in January, was, according to Cook, "the one official document among the pile produced by the Crimean War which brought responsibility directly home to specified individuals. (Cook. I, p.336-7).

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        Report of the Board of General Officers appointed to inquire into the statements contained in the reports of Sir John M'Neil and Colonel Tulloch, and the evidence taken by them relative thereto,

      [title continues:] , animadverting upon the conduct of certain officers on the general staff, and others in the army. Together with the minutes taken by the Board and an Appendix. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. First Edition. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. London. George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode. HMSO. 1856. Folio. [2], xxxii, [2], 611, [1]pp. bound with: Index to Report of the Board of General Officers appointed to inquire into the statements contained in the reports of Sir John M'Neil and Colonel Tulloch, and the evidence taken by them relative thereto. Ordered, by the House of Commons to be printed, 29 July 1856. [London. HMSO. 1856.] Folio. viii, 104, [2]pp. Rebound in blue cloth with red label. Preserving the Sessional title page and Index leaf at the front of the volume. Army feathers were very considerably ruffled by the Mc-Neill Tullock Report and Lord Panmure agreed that a board of military officers should assemble at Chelsea in order to have the opportunity of defending themselves. The Report of the Chelsea Board was an attempt at whitewash. It removed all blame from individuals and found that the true cause of the Crimean muddle was the failure of the treasury to send out, at the proper moment, a particular consignment of hay. This caused Florence Nightingale considerable private indignation and many years later MacNeill complained of the ill-befitting "levity" which "in the face of the appalling statistics of disease and mortality... would refer the fatal privations so heroically endured to so ludicrously inadequate a cause."The Chelsea Report had nearly done the trick of burying the McNeill-Tullock report when The Times took up the cause and a popular groundswell of support in the country, fostered where possible by Florence Nightingale and her agents, forced the government to take note. Sidney Herbert in the Commons moved that the Queen should bestow some mark of appreciation on the two men and the motion was passed. "Victory" wrote Florence Nightingale in her diary. She and her allies had mobilised public opinion against the inertia of Lord Panmure and the attempts at self defence by the army and she had won. Though not mentioned by name, the Macneill Tulloch report was inspired and championed by Florence Nightingale, written by her allies, and contained the views she endorsed on Army maladministration and incompetence. The Chelsea Report has no input from Florence Nightingale because its purpose was precisely to refute what she and her allies had been saying. But it forms a vital part of the background to her renewed campaign for proper sanitary arrangements for the British Army and proved an important moment of victory, both symbolic and actual, for her cause against the formidable forces of reaction which opposed her. See Cook, I. 336-8.

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        Illinois [with inset: Vicinity of Chicago]

      New York: published by J.H. Colton & Co, 1856. Engraved map, hand-coloured by county and outlined in red (sheet size: 17 x 13 1/2 inches), folding into original brown cloth covers, elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt. Advertisement for Colton forms front pastedown. (Small tears to folds).. Second issue, with '1856' date added Rumsey records an issue with only the 1855 copyright date that was published in the 1856 single-volume edition Colton's Atlas Of The World. Cf. Phillips Atlases 816; cf. Rumsey 0149.049.

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        Histoires extraordinaires. Traduction de Charles Baudelaire.

      Michel Lévy Frères Libraires-Editeurs (stampa: typographie et stéréotypie de Crété) 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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        Nuova enciclopedia Popolare - Vol. I (A-AL) - XXIV - ultimo - (U-ZWI) , Torino, Società Unione Tip. editrice, 1856

      cm. 21,2 x 29,5, ril. mz. pelle con necessità di restauri, ma interno buono. Timbretti di bibl. estinta. Dizionario generale di scienze, lettere, arti, storia, geografia, ecc. con 3267 incisioni in legno e tavole in rame , figure e vedute nei vari testi .Grande opera compilata sulle migliori del tempo in tal genere, inglesi, tedesche e francesi, con l'assistenza e con il consiglio di scienzati e letterati Italiani - Il primo volume stampato nel 1856, il XXIV nel 1866 - Ogni volume è di circa 700-900 pagine - Nell'ultimo ricchissimo ed esauriente indice - A richiesta possiamo fornire ulteriori dettagli - Offriamo l'intera opera in 23 volumi (manca il vol.14), a euro

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        The Trans-Caucasian Campaign or the Turkish Army under Omer Pasha

      William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1856. Hard Cover. Very Good. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Inscribed by Oliphant: "Royal Phelps from his sincere friend The Author London Febr 57." Oliphant was a well known traveler, author, diplomat, and mystic who served as the private secretary to Lord Elgin in the mid 1800s among many other roles. Royal Phelps was a prominent New York merchant and trader in the West Indies. It is unclear where they might have met. This uncommon book is generally in very good condition in the original green cloth binding with faded gold title and gold stamped portrait on front cover. Neatly rebacked spine with most of the original spine intact; fading and spotting to front and rear covers; and bumping to corners. Interior is clean save for some foxing to illustrations and offsetting from them to facing pages, and light aging to page margins. Two nice foldout maps, five illustrations, and four woodcut vignettes. 234 pages plus 16 pages of ads. MIDEASTHIS/071508. Very Good.

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        Notices of Sculpture in Ivory and A Catalogue of Specimens of Ancient Ivory-Carvings in Various Collections

      Arundel Society, London, 1856. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: J A Spencer. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Thick decorated card boards of leather spine. Darkened rubbed and worn with some lifting of paper covering at extreme edges of boards. Contains 9 photographic illustrations not present in all copies of this book. The first part by M Digby Wyatt consists of a Lecture on History , Methods, and Chief Productions of the Art, delivered at the first annual general meeting of the Arundel Society on the 29th June 1855. There is some very occasional sporadic light foxing else contents are clean and sound. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 54 pages. .. Illustrator: J A Spencer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Britain/UK; 19th century; Art & Design. Inventory No: 15152.

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        Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik.

      Erster, Zweiter & Dritter Jahrgang. 3 volumes. B.G. Teubner, Leipzig 1856-58. 9+5+4 lithographischen Tafeln + Holzschnitten. IV+388+IV+120; IV+424+IV+104; IV+396+IV+124 pages. Contemporary halfleather bindings of calf, with richly gilt spines. Slightly foxed throughout. Only minor edgewear. One flyleaf with holes. Stamp on first flyleaf and titlepage

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        Utsigter af Östergöthland / Vues d´Ostrogothie

      Stockholm. Deleen. Oblong folio (34 x 45 cm) Title + contents + (72 pp) + 36 plates in aquatint. 20th century half calf. Marbled boards.Gilt title on spine. One text leaf of a later printing (1856). Some wear to the binding. Smal part missing at the foot of the spine. Contents page with a couple of large stains and som foxing. One plate with repaired tear. One plate with a few centimeters detachment at plates edge. One plate with creases in the margin. Light foxing in the margins of many text leaves. A few plates with light foxing in the margins. Over all a clean and well kept copy.. Title, text and plate titles are in French and Swedish. The plates shows country estates - in the province of Östergötland in the south of Sweden - in their natural setting. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. This is the second, free standing, part of a monumental topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates alltogether. The first two volumes were executed entierly in aquatint. Besides "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" of 1715, this is the most ambitious topographical work ever published in Sweden

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        Afhandling uti skeppsbyggeri till navigations-skolans tjänst.

      Andra omarbetade och förbättrade upplagan, tillökt med ett lexikon öfver sjö-, skeppsbyggeri och ångmachins-termer, på svenska och engelska, engelska och svenska, svenska och franska, samt franska och svenska. Göteborg, Hedlund & Lindskog, 1856. 8:o. (2),160,1-41,1-53,1-49,1-57 s. & 4 utvikbara plr. Samtida obetydligt nött klbd med dekorativt guldornerad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Med sprickor i ytterfalsarna. Liten bläckfläck på övre snittet. Delvis ngt lagerfläckig på de första 160 s. Med en obetydlig ändring i bläck på s. 101 och med fläck på s. 129-32. Bra ex. med författarens, dennes sons och sonsons namnteckningar.. Första upplagan utkom 1848. Författarens (1818-59) eget exemplar

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        [Hanselli] Samlade vitterhetsarbeten af svenska författare.

      Från Stjernhjelm till Dalin. Efter originalupplagor och handskrifter utgifna af P. Hanselli. I-XXII. Uppsala, Stockholm & Lund, 1856-78. III-XX,408 + 299,(1) s. + front,(6),266,(1) + (2),VIII,400 + V-XXVIII,368 + III-XI,(1),443 + XVI,324 s. + front,(4),396 s. + front,(2),408 + XVIII,384 + (6),XI,(1),70,(2),I-VIII,1-125,(5),1-237 + (4),467 + 3-435 + III-XV,(1),407 + (4),429,(1) + III-VIII,559 s. & 1 plansch + XII,448 + VIII,(2),447 + X,(2),423 + XII,400 + VIII,478 + (2),VI,387 s. + (HANSELLI, P.) Kronologiskt register öfver vittra författare under perioden Stjernhjelm till Dalin [=rubrik]. (Uppsala, 1869). (4) s. 22 uniforma ljusbruna hfrbd med guldornerade och blindpressade ryggar samt röda titeletiketter och sprängda snitt. Ryggarna delvis med lite fukt- och skavmärken, en rygg med större fläck. Skinnet i sig med någon nyansskillnad emellan banden. Två pärmar med mindre ytlig skada i pärmpappret. Del XX med en fläck i övre delen av yttre snittet. Del III med några spridda lagerfläckar. Det löst bilagda kronologiska registret är tryckt på rosa papper, vikt, solblekt och med någon liten reva och fläck i marginalen samt kompletteringar i blyerts. Med Harald Thorssons exlibris.. Del II-VI utgivna tillsammans med C. Eichhorn, del XI med bidrag av M. Weibull och F. Braune. Trycktes i 200 och de sista delarna i bara 150 exemplar. Verket utkom inte i kronologisk ordning, del I till exempel utkom först 1871. Totalt presenterade arbetet 96 olika författares verk från svensk stormaktstid och är trots sina brister ett värdefullt referensverk för svensk litteraturhistoria. "Kronologiskt register" har sannolikt fungerat som ett slags prospekt för verket och är daterat i Uppsala den 6 oktober 1869. Den redogör för innehållet i de redan utgivna delarna II-XII och förtecknar även författare som ska dyka upp i kommande delar. Verket utökades efterhand, vilket framgår av blyertskompletteringarna på detta exemplar av registret

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        SVENSKA FOGLARNA.

      Stockholm tryckt hos J & A Riis 1856-71, tvärfolio, (2+2 blanka)+352+(2 provisorisk förteckn)s med dedikationsplansch + 84 handkolorerade/färglitograferade planscher av Peter Åkerlund och Paulina Sjöhom, tryckta hos A J Salmson+litograferat titelblad. 2 nära samtida bruna halvmarokängband med förgyllda rygg- och pärmtitlar, rikt utformad ryggförgyllning, klotöverdragna pärmar, gula snitt (bundna hos A Isbergs Bokbinderi, Norrköping); lättare skavmärken i ryggarna, delvis stötta/nötta pärmhörn, pärmöverdragen med lättare skavmärken och fläckar, inlagan i textdelen med enstaka fläckar och smärre fuktränder, i övrigt fin, planschdelen delvis aningen solkad och fläckad, silkesskyddsbladen avtagna, nedklippta till småkvadrater, löst bifogade och delvis utnyttjade till blyertsavritningar. Proveniens; G F A Enhörning med dennes ägarstämpel och biblioteksnummeretikett på båda delarnas främre försättsblad.. Utgavs ursprungligen i 22 häften (hft 1-17 1856-65, s1-208, 68 plr + lit titelbl; hft 18-22 1865-71, s209-352, 16 plr). Planscherna XV-XXXII färglitograferade, de övriga handkolorerade. Sid 331 felpaginerad (133).Texten utvidgades efter Sundevalls död av Johan Gustaf Hjalmar Kinberg med 2 010 sidor, saknas här

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        "Kart over Bratsbergs Amt..."

      Kobberstikk i to deler, den sørlige med tittelen og nordlige uten tittel. Montert på lerret med sort kant og etikett fra "Joh. Preutz Laurvig" og foldet, hver del 23,5x16,5cm. Totalstørrelse ca. 89x79cm Christiania 1856 og 1857 Det viktige første amtskartet over Telemark.. En jevn bruning og noen splitter i foldene. William B. Ginsberg "Maps and Mapping of Norway 1602 - 1855" SCG - 3, side 230 - 232, Arne I. Hoem "Norge på gamle kart" side 127 - 130Proveniens: Håndskrevet på etiketten: "Bratsberg Amt. Söndre-Nordre Del. Einar Isaachsen, Laurvig 1868."

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Not published Rockhills, England: Not published, 1856. Three page letter written entirely in the hand of English architect and gardener Sir Joseph Paxton, and signed by him. An excellent letter of political content. Dated March 4 1856, it reads "My dear Lemon [quite likely Mark Lemon, editor of Punch magazine and co-founder of The London Illustrated News], I fully intended to go down tonight to Boston but Sir Wm Clay's motion on which my constituents are very strong comes on tomorrow. So that I cannot carry out my intention - On finding however the nomination fixed for Thursday, I [am] determined to be there on that day on which I think I can do our friend Ingram [quite likely Herbert Ingram, co-founder of The London Illustrated News (1843)] more good, than on any other either in the mob orator way or whatever part he wishes me to play. I will go down tomorrow night by the mail or if I can get so early from the house by the train which leaves here at 5PM. In either case I will go direct to the Peacock where I trust to you to procure me a room. I am dear Lemon, yours faithfully [signed] Joseph Paxton." Paxton is noted for his use of glass and iron in a proto-modern manner. Beginning his career as a gardener and estate manager, he then built two greenhouses at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, for the Duke of Devonshire. The first was the Great Conservatory (1836-1840); the second was a smaller building, designed to protect the Victoria Regia water lily. This work served as a model for the Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He was knighted for the success of this design. Autograph, Manuscript.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

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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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        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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        JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN

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

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        Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries

      During Four Year´s Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa. With a map, and numerous illustrations representing sporting adventures, subjects of natural history, devices for destroying wild animals, &c. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers. 1856. 8:o. xviii,546 pp. + 16 lithographed plates + large folding map and 40 wood engravings. Publisher´s decorated cloth, rebacked with most of the old spine preserved. As always unevenly faded boards. Map with short repaired tear in inner margin and with some browning to outer edge with very small chipping. Very few small brown spots. Else very clean copy. 26 x 16,5 cm

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        Index testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of british and foreign shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature. a new and entirely revised edition, with ancient and modern appellations, synonyms, localities, etc. by sylvanus hanley.

      London, Willis and Sotheran, 1856. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). pp. xx, 234, with 46 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt shell ornaments and lettering, gilt topedges. The very much enlarged edition of this popular manual, which was first published in 1818. Nissen ZBI, 4459.

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        Ancient and Modern Denbigh: WITH The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship:

      Vale Street, Denbigh. Hope Street, Wrexham.: J Williams. George Bayley., 1856 2 volumes bound as 1, VG, 1st eds. In attractive full red contemporary calf, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling and tiles, edges rubbed. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, red marbled endpapers, bookplate of Hugh Budgen Peake: Middle Temple, to fpd, half title and guarded frontis present, tp (Ancient and Modern Denbigh), 1856, [8], [1], 2-362 pp, 3 pls, 5 illustrations, with an extra 4 loose plates. half title and portrait frontis present, tp (The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship), Vol 1 (all published), 1860, (xii), [1], 2-231 pp, 4 pls (including 1 portrait), 81 page ms account of the Peake family (of Bowden?) probably by HB Peake (see bookplate), the loose plates in the first part are of, Denbigh Castle, Denbigh Royal Bowling Green, Ruin of Old St Davids, and Goblin Tower, all of which are rare. Lots of marginal notes all in the same hand, envelope addressed to Peake tipped onto fep. A unique and interesting local offering. WILLIAMS, cleric, poet, and antiquary. See NLW WBO.

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        Sense and Sensibility: a Novel.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1856.. 8vo. xv, (1), 331, (1) pp, bound without the half title. Contemporary dark red half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two compartments, gilt decorated to others, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece and engraved title. Binding slightly rubbed, otherwise in very good condition. Cf. Keynes, 27 and 28, this volume from an intermediate issue of one of Bentley's collected editions.

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        The Traveller's Library Complete in Twenty-Five Volumes

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

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        MAP OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY CONNECTICUT

      Philadelphia: H & C.T. Smith, 1856.. Wall map, 54 1/4 x 53 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in white cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some minor creasing and light tanning, but in all a very good copy. A splendid map of New Haven County, Connecticut, extending from Long Island Sound northward to the important industrial city of Waterbury, in the Connecticut River Valley. This large map is drawn on a scale of 1 1/4 inches to a mile, showing the county in great detail. The map offers a wealth of information, including population statistics, a list of businesses in Waterbury and in New Haven (six booksellers and stationers, many more lawyers), a table of agricultural statistics, and another showing distances between towns. The downtown areas of several cities are represented in inset maps, including New Haven, Waterbury, Milford, Meriden, Cheshire, Guilford, Birmingham, and many others. Twelve fine engravings depict Yale College, the college library, the New Haven railroad station and public green, and the Guilford Academy, among others. A fine antebellum map of this important New England region. RUMSEY 1583. THOMPSON 169. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.480.

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        The Rise of the Dutch Republic. A History

      New York, Harper & Brothers, , 1856. 3 volumes, octavo (242 × 152 mm), original brown combed cloth, title gilt to spine, deeply embossed broad double panel to the boards, enclosing a large lozenge within arabesque corner pieces. Now housed in a handsome tan morocco on ochre linen book-style slipcase by the Baker Bindery of Auburn, Alabama, each volume in a matching ochre chemise. Armorial bookplate, dated 1922, of Wilmon and Katharine More Brewer, Great Hill, Hingham [Mass.] to the front pastedown of Volume I, ownership inscriptions, dated in the year of publication, of Thomas M. Brewer of Boston, to prefatory blanks in each volume. Spines chipped head and tail, chrome yellow endpapers oxidized, light marginal toning, but overall a most superior set in unrestored contemporary condition. First US edition, predated by a few weeks, for copyright reasons, by the UK edition. Born to a well-to-do family of Boston merchants, Motley's early life was spent in study, at Harvard, Göttingen and Berlin, the acquisition of languages, and in travel. After desultory efforts at literature, and a brief dabbling in politics, he settled on a diplomatic career, being first assigned to the secretaryship of the legation at St. Petersburg in 1841, and later to Vienna and Madrid. However, his lasting fame as the historian of Dutch independence was to be based on what began as a whim, and was to become an obsession; "Just why he chose that subject does not appear, though he told a Dutch scholar long afterward that he was struck with the analogies between the United Provinces and the United States and between William of Orange and Washington." (DAB) Untrained as an historian, through inexperience he was forced essentially to write his masterwork three times; once in Boston from the available secondary sources; for the second time in Germany, widening his access to the printed sources in the Saxon royal library; and finally in Holland, where he found in the archives "so much new and unexpected matter, mostly in manuscript, that he confesses to have been almost in despair." When the finished manuscript was submitted to Murray in London it was declined "on account of its considerable length and unfamiliar subject." Eventually Chapman and Hall were persuaded to publish in England simultaneously with Harper in America, but entirely at the author's expense. However, on publication, rather than "the sales of less than a hundred which Motley had feared and the unremunerative response the publishers had apprehended, some 17,000 copies were sold in little more than a year in England alone, and almost as many more in the United States … The reasons for this acclaim and the lasting repute of the work are obvious. It is a picturesque, dramatic narrative of a striking series of events, gathering round a clearly marked personalities, and is suffused with a warm glow of love of political and religious liberty." Ownership inscriptions of Thomas Mayo Brewer, son of Col. James Brewer, participant in the Boston Tea Party, and America's first oöologist, bookplate of Wilmon Brewer, Massachusetts poet and philanthropist.

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        Parker's Sectional & Geological Map of Iowa exhibiting her iron, lead, copper, coal and other geological resources and all rail roads completed in progress and projected. Compiled from the U.S. surveys and other official records

      New York: J. H. Colton & Co.; Chicago: Kenn & Lee, 1856. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, printed on two sheets joined, ornamental border. Inset map titled "Map Showing the Connections between Iowa and Eastern Rail Roads." Table of railroads, advertisements for land agents. Folds into publisher's red cloth covers, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, advertisement for Mendenhall's Map Establishment on the front pastedown. 33 x 46 1/2 inches. Parker's famed pocket map of Iowa, here in exceptional condition. This very large folding map was commissioned by Nathan H. Parker and published by J.H. Colton. Parker was a partner in the Clinton Iowa firm of Parker, Dole & Co. They were bankers and land agents in Iowa during its initial period of settlement following its admission as a state. The map was issued as an inducement to settlement and investment in the region. Much detail is shown, including the towns, roads, railroads, and rivers, but also areas of mineral deposits. The map has very bright original hand colouring and a beautifully ornate decorative scrollwork border. Graff 3190; Eberstadt 121:172. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America or Rumsey.

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        Colton's Atlas Of America, Illustrating The Physical And Political Geography Of North And South America And The West India Islands

      New York/ Baltimore, 1856. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folioin original publisher's binding of brown cloth over boards, with faux black morocco backstrip, title and attractive vignette on front cover in gold, somewhat worn, two gouges in front cover; original binder's label inside back cover; 63 map sheets; lithographs with original, wash hand coloring; lightly toned, else excellent. Table of ContentsClick picture for larger imageThe Rare First Edition of an Atlas of the AmericasBy an Important American PublisherAtlas/ Americana/ City Mapping. COLTON, G. W. [New York/ Baltimore, 1856]Colton's Atlas Of America, Illustrating The Physical And Political Geography Of North And South America And The West India Islands,.. Folioin original publisher's binding of brown cloth over boards, with faux black morocco backstrip, title and attractive vignette on front cover in gold, somewhat worn, two gouges in front cover; original binder's label inside back cover; 63 map sheets; lithographs with original, wash hand coloring; lightly toned, else excellent. $10,500The very rare, first edition of one G. W. Colton's two American atlases; this edition does not appear in auction or map catalogue records.One of the primary attractions of this atlas is its urban cartography. In addition to full-page, quite well detailed plans of the major cities of the day-Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore-it also contains half-page or inset plans of smaller or younger cities. Among these are Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans, Savannah, Charleston, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Norfolk, Virginia. The atlas's state maps name individual counties within the states and differentiate them with hand color. The grid produced by the U. S. Ordnance Survey is shown in the areas where it applies. The maps are presented in the usual, attractive Colton style with borders of interlocking strapwork. The atlas also includes maps covering Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.Another interesting feature of the atlas is an advertisement page at the end listing and describing the variety of cartographic products offered by the Colton firm. The wide assortment of product is impressive, and in an interesting note at the bottom, the company also offered to create customized maps for individual clients' specific needs.George Woolworth Colton published two different atlases under the title of Colton's American Atlas. The one offered here has the same contents as the first volume of his two-volume Atlas of the World, first published the year before in 1855. Colton's other American atlas was also first published in 1855 (Rumsey 147) but has different maps than the present one. Ristow suggests that Colton published the American atlas offered here just after the appearance of his world atlas, because the latter, a two-volume work, proved too costly for the market and thus was not selling well. Hence, re-issuing the first volume as a stand-alone work with a new title page was a resourceful way of resuscitating a faltering project. Colton's maneuver was apparently very successful, as evidenced by a second edition of the atlas in the following year, and as many as five more through 1869. To beef up this atlas, and perhaps to further distinguish it from his world atlas, Colton at some point added text consisting of statistical tables by one Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. However, most though not all of the six copies of the 1856 first editions of the atlas cited in OCLC, like our copy, do not have the text. One can only conclude that Colton was in considerable haste to release copies of this atlas into the market and was content to supplement it later with the text. Our copy, in a period binding, was clearly issued without the text.Not in Phillips, Rumsey, Baskes; cf. Ristow, W. American Maps & Mapmakers, pp. 325-26.

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        GRAPHIC SCENES OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION

      New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856.. Twelve leaves letterpress text. Ten lithographic prints: one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas; nine views by Heine (two of them chromolithographed, seven printed in two colors on india paper mounted); all printed by Sarony & Co. Folio. Original wrappers bound into 20th-century three- quarter maroon morocco and paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. Near fine. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, probably the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves...none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" - Introduction. Copies were produced tinted on regular paper, as in the present copy, and handcolored. The plates are numbered and titled as follow: [1) portrait of Perry] 2) "Macao from Penha Hill" 3) "Whampoa Pagoda" 4) "Old China Street, Canton" 5) "Kung-kwa at On- na, Lew-Chew" 6) "Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama [sic]" 7) "Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda" 8) "Street and bridge at Simoda" 9) "Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda" 10) "Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge" Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. BENNETT, p.53. McGRATH 123.

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        THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA

      New York. 1856.. Three volumes. 383; 334; 348pp. including 155 colored plates. Original elaborately blindstamped morocco. Some wear and rubbing to spines expertly repaired. Internally clean. Very good. The second octavo edition of Audubon's ...QUADRUPEDS..., published two years after the completion of the first octavo edition. Its publication was managed entirely by Audubon's sons, Victor and John. The extant portions of the original manuscript suggest that the work was composed largely by the sons and John Bachman, John James Audubon being nearly senile by the time the work was written. As with the first octavo edition, the last part of this edition includes five plates not found in the folio edition. One of the most important American color plate books. SABIN 2368. WOOD, p.208. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 38 (ref). BENNETT, p.5 (ref).

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        THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER [wrapper title]

      Boston: Published by Oliver Ditson, [1856].. 5pp. Folio. Lithographed front wrapper. Small holes along spine indicating removal from a larger bound volume. Four small edge tears archivally repaired. Trimmed close at the bottom, affecting the publication statement. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. One of the earliest published works of Winslow Homer, produced when he was about twenty years old and a young apprentice at the Boston lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford. The illustration is an original design of Homer and shows the ratcatcher himself, clad as a rough and tumble Boston Irishman of the time, with a black eye and tattered clothing. He is surrounded by scenes of cats chasing rats down holes and into cages, donkeys pulling a carriage, a view of St. Paul's Cathedral, and a vignette of his unfortunate lovelorn daughter jumping to her death in a river. Homer inscribed his initials below one of the donkeys in surreptitious self- attribution. He produced several illustrations for sheet music at the time, as well as political illustrations and work for books, but "the sheet music covers provide a particularly fascinating documentation of Homer's progress as an artist during his apprenticeship" (Tatham). "The Ratcatcher's Daughter" was a British song of great popularity at the time, composed by the comic singer, Sam Cowell. A fine early illustration by one of the most noted of all 19th-century American artists. David Tatham, "Winslow Homer and The Ratcatcher's Apprentice" in THE COURIER (Syracuse University) 1967. GOODRICH 1.

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        Autograph letter, Signed

      On a sheet of blue paper measuring 9 1/8 by 7 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This brief letter, written from the American Consulate in Liverpool, is dated 2 January, 1856, and is addressed to the Collector of Customs in New York. The content concerns a Certificate of Registry for a vessel, and Hawthorne had enclosed it with this note. There is an addendum in another hand which states that this document had been delivered to a customs official on 23 January. Letter shows folds from being in an envelope, else fine.

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        Colton's Traveler and Tourist Guide-Book; Through the Western States and Territories; Accompanied By a Map

      New York: Colton, 1856. 100p. text, plus 36p. of list of geographical items for sale. There is tiny edge wear at top of spine but the rest of the cover is near fine with the front cover in gilt still very bright. Howes C-623. The only flaw on the interior is an 1" hole in the title page not extending to the text. The map in the back is in near fine condition with no tears and just a touch of browning and tiny wear along edges. The full title on the cover of the books is: Colton's Western & Tourist and Emigrant's Guide.. Cloth. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        THE PLAYS

      London: Printed for Longman and Co. et al, 1856. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Eight volumes. Printed from texts edited by George Steevens and Edmond Malone. VERY ATTRACTIVE BUTTERSCOTCH-COLORED POLISHED CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with border comprising double gilt fillet and stippled rule in blind, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt with floral and botanical tools, each spine with a green and maroon titling label, marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare in Volume I after Chandos. Jaggard, p. 532. Rear board of first volume with a dozen small blots (from intentional but uninspired acid treatment?), very minor wear to joints, a handful of trivial marks to covers, but still A FINE SET, the very decorative bindings solid, bright, and without appreciable wear, and the text immaculate. The title page tells us that this edition is "accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone with Mr. Malone's various readings," and it includes "a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators." Volume I contains prefaces by Pope and Johnson, a sketch of Shakespeare's life, Shakespeare's will, a preface and a history of the stage by Alexander Chalmers, a chronology of the plays, a glossary, and notes by various commentators, including Dr. Johnson. Steevens (1736-1800) had originally published his revision of Johnson's edition of Shakespeare in 1773 (which also incorporated the work done by Malone), the revision being praised by Lowndes as combining "the native powers of Dr. Johnson with the activity, sagacity, and antiquarian learning of George Steevens." The story of Steevens' efforts are legendary: John Bowyer Nichols tells us in a letter that "in the preparation of [the edition] for the printer, [Steevens] gave an instance of editorial activity and perseverance which is without example. To this work he devoted solely and exclusively of all other attentions a period of 18 months; and, during that time, he left his house every morning at one o'clock . . . . The nocturnal toil greatly accelerated the printing of the work; as, while the printers slept, the editor was awake: and thus, in less than 20 months, he completed his last splendid edition of Shakespeare, . . . an almost incredible labor, which proved the astonishing energy and persevering powers of his mind." The writer and editor Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834) was born in Aberdeen, was educated as a doctor, and became a journalist, working for a time as editor of the "Morning Herald." His edition of Steevens' Shakespeare first appeared in 1809. He also produced editions of the works of Beattie, Bolingbroke, Fielding, Gibbon, Johnson, Pope, and Warton, and, most famously, published "A General Biographical Dictionary" in 32 volumes from 1812-17. The lustrous contemporary bindings here are handsome enough to make us regret the fact that they are unsigned, but, in any case, they provide a very pleasing appearance on the shelf.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EGGS OF BRITISH BIRDS, with Descriptions of their Nests and Nidification, 2 Volumes, complete

      London: John Van Voorst, 1856, 3rd edition.. Faint foxing to the endpapers only, a few minor smudges on the boards, one small chip to a red morocco spine label, the text and plates are bright and clean and free from any foxing or browning; a near fine copy in a very attractive period binding.. Pp. xvi, 532, 145 full page hand-colored plates of eggs. Contemporary full polished calf, elaborately gilt-decorated on the front and rear boards and in compartments on the spine, red and black morocco title/author labels on spine, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds Volumes 1 and 2

      London: John Van Voorst, 1856. Third edition of this work on British birds eggs with descriptions of their nests and identdification. 532 pages over the two volumes in overall clean condition just some browning to first and last couple of pages in each volume, occasional small foxing spots and small marks. All 145 numbered coloured plates are present with a couple of extra plates with a star after the number. Bindings are sound but with a few small splits to endpapers at hinges, outer boards are worn on corners with small patches of boards showing through. Tops and bottoms of spines are more heavily worn with small losses and small split to top rear hige of volume one 1½ inches long. HEAVY BOOKS 1.9 Kg with strong packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. Though not perfect a sound pair of volumes with splendid illustrations SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Third Edition. Boards. Good/No Jacket. 9 x 5¾ Inches. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Books Bought and Sold]
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        MAP OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS

      Boston: Smith & Bumstead, 1856.. Wall map, 61 x 62 1/2 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. Very good. A large, lovely, and brightly colored wall map of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located just east of Boston and including Charlestown, Cambridge, Somerville, Lexington, and Concord. Middlesex County is one of the three oldest counties in Massachusetts, formed in 1643 and contemporaneous with Suffolk County (dominated by Boston) and Essex County (which includes Salem and Newburyport). The map includes a 12 1/2 x 20 1/2-inch inset of Charlestown, Somerville, and Cambridge, as well as business directories for those important cities. Another inset shows Lowell, with an accompanying business directory for that significant factory town. There are smaller insets of many of the other cities in the county, including Lexington, Concord, Reading, Framingham, Marlborough, Medford, and many more. Engraved vignettes along the upper border of the map show the elm in Cambridge under which George Washington took command of the Continental forces in 1775, the monuments at Lexington and Concord, the court house and town hall in Concord, the State Normal School in Framingham, and "Dr. Howe's Retreat for Nervous Invalids" in Pepperell. Another feature, an inset geological map of the county, is uncommon in these wall maps of the period. There is also a table of distances, and a statistical table giving information on population, agriculture, education, and religion in the county. The map was based on a "trigonometrical survey of the state, the details from original surveys" under the direction of Henry F. Walling, and the draughtsman was Thomas W. Baker. Walling was instrumental in producing several state and county wall maps of the Northeast. Rare and desirable. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.429.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Cours Familier de Litterature

      - Paris - On S'abonne Chez L'Auteur, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Cours Familier de Litterature en Entretien par Mois' by M. A. de Larmartine. Includes a frontispiece portrait of the author to the first volume. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. He worked for the French embassy in Italy from 1825 to 1828. In 1829, he was elected a member of the Acadmie franaise. He was elected a 'dput' in 1833, and was briefly in charge of the government during the turbulence of 1848. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 24 February 1848 to 11 May 1848. Due to his great age, Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, Chairman of the Provisional Government, effectively delegated many of his duties to Lamartine. He was then a member of the Executive Commission, the political body which served as France's joint Head of State. Lamartine ended his life in poverty, publishing monthly installments of the Cours familier de littrature to support himself. He died in Paris in 1869. He is considered to be the first French romantic poet (though Charles-Julien Lioult de Chnedoll was working on similar innovations at the same time), and was acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. 'Cours Familier de Litterature' was Lamartine's last published work before his death in 1869. Complete in twenty-eight volume. In French. Condition: In half calf bindingswith marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and wear to the top and tail of the spine and marks to the boards. The front board to Volume I has been detached and the backstrip has come away from one of the joints. The front board tothe twenty-eight volume is working loose. Some of thespine labels to Volume I-IV are working loose. Internally, firmly bound, generally brightwith spotting throughout. Overall Condition: generally VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Little Children

      Leipsig, Friedrich Volckmar, and London at the Agency of the German Literary Society, circa 1856.. Ninth English edition circa 1856 after the 19th German edition, 245 x 200 mm, 9¾ x 7¾ inches, original buff (or cream?) card covers, wide decorative border on both covers, vignette on lower cover of 2 old people and 3 children, lettered on upper cover only. 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations in the design of the original edition: Peter's hair hangs down over his face (but no chamber pot). Recased long ago with 19th century dark roan reback, first 4 pages mounted on thin linen. Corners worn with 20 mm (¾ ") chips to surface paper, boards grubby along edges, few small water marks to boards, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers spotted, large closed tear to front endpaper repaired with archival tape. Small piece cut from top margin of first page, inscription below it dated April 1856, minute wormhole to top corner of first 2 pages, margins slightly fingermarked throughout, occasional light margin soiling. A previous owner or his/her parent has tried to wash the blood which drips from Conrad's mutilated hand, resulting in a bit of a smear across the top of the page, smudging the tailor's trousers also. Still a decent bright copy of a very scarce early English edition. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, as found in the reprints of today, none of it over his face. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A Book of Nonsense

      [London: Thomas McLean,, 1856?]. Oblong format (135 × 212 mm), plates mounted on linen stubs. Contemporary calf, sides bordered with gilt and blind rules, spine gilt, marbled endpapers. Lithographic title and 72 lithographic plates by Lear. Rebacked with original spine laid down and red morocco label renewed to style, rubbed, one corner worn, occasional spotting, a very good copy. Second edition, extremely rare complete, indeed "virtually unfindable" according to Ray. Privately printed in a very small edition of between 250 and 500 copies, the second edition contains three illustrations not present in the trade edition, and which have never appeared since. The work which swept the limerick to popularity, Lear's famous Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846, with 73 lithographic limericks by Lear. "Lear made new lithographic stones for this second edition, which may be rarer than the first" (Ray). In the second edition the captions are altered and for the first time set out uniformly in the now familiar five-line form, emphasizing the AABBA rhyme scheme (they are mostly set in three lines in the first edition). The second edition has no printed title or imprint, only the first limerick "There was an Old Derry Down Derry" with the title incorporated in the illustration.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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