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        Travels in Italy - Venice under Austrian Rule

      Italy, Solvenia, August-September 1856. Manuscript travellogue accompanied by ephemera and botanical specimens collected by Austrian architect Wenzel Heger [Hegher] during his travels, the work titled "Reise nach Italien im Jahre 1856" [Travels in Italy in the year 1856]. 8vo. Fair copy account, 223 pages in manuscript including title page, with 20 ephemeral papers and documents tipped-in at rear of volume, and 11 plant specimens mounted to separate cardstock leafs, captioned, and preserved in two folding envelopes also tipped-in (five were harvested in 1869 in Germany). Journal is written in German. Documents are in Italian or German, depending on place of origin. Burgundy cloth boards representative of the period, with four raised bands, marbled endpapers. A pleasing work in a fine hand. Wenzel Heger (1806-1895) was an architect residing in Josefstadt, a district within Vienna, active in his trade in the 1840s, and employed by the Austrian Department of Architecture by the 1860s. Described in his day as a master builder, in 1839 he designed the first weather station tower on the Platte (Graz) which also granted remarkable panoramic views, the tower then named Stephanienwarte and now an iconic historic structure. In 1846 he wrote a biographical sketch on Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) an Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural historian whose Baroque architecture profoundly influenced and shaped the tastes of the Habsburg Empire. Influential and respected by his peers, Heger wrote important government documents and guidelines, for example, in 1867 the department published his report on building assessments, fire damage surveys, and building insurance policies (Title: Leitfaden zur Vornahme von Gebäudeschätzungen und Brandschadenerhebungen in Bau-Versicherungs-Angeleheiten, etc). His next of kin may include Ignaz Heger (1824-1880) of Vienna, an Austrian physician, technician, professor at the Polytechnic Institute, lecturer and rector of the Technical University of Vienna; as well as Ignaz Jacobheger (1808-1854) an Austrian stenographer who founded the first school for stenography in Vienna in 1842, headed the first parliamentary stenographer office, and who also taught as a professor at the Polytechnic Institute. The archives of the village of Staré Mesto contains a baptism record for a Wenzel Heger born on 24 September 1637, in Triebendorf, formerly in the in the Austrian state of Styria, today part of Svitavy District in the Czech Republic. His father was Hans Heger of Triebendorf. These may be the ancestors of the author of the present work. Further research is warranted. As one might expect from an esteemed architect, this manuscript is penned in a meticulous hand, a pleasing format with wide margins, the account unfolding chronologically and replete with detail. Heger and his wife indulge in an autumn sojourn, departing from their home in Vienna in August 1856 for Trieste, and from there to visit Venice, Padua, Verona, the Lago Di Garda, Peschiera, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Lago Maggiore, Como, Mals, and returning via the connecting alpine pass in Nauders, which lead to Austria, passing through the ancient fortress at Finstermünz (Altfinstermünz) which operated as a customs office until 1854. As well as describing nineteenth century Italian custom and the numerous sites visited, as he travels, Heger notes significant historical events, beginning with his first stay, in Venice, noting circumstances of the city having been plundered in 1797 by retreating Austrian and then French forces, and the Republic of Venice subsequently becoming a part of a unified Italy. He goes further back historically to discuss the visit of Tycho Brahe in 1575 who was soliciting Venetian artisans to work on the Danish king's palace. Early on in their travels, the couple crossed the border by rail into Croatia, then Slovenia to witness the natural and historic beauty of that South Slavic country. We find mention of Krapina and Warasdin (Varazdin), the iconic and majestic Terglau (Triglav) Mountain, Laibach and the ancient Roman castrum known as Colonie Aemona (Emona), Loitsch, Idra (Idrija), one of the many settlements called Paka, and Ogulin. The Baltic tour is described over 14 pages. [Only 8 years earlier, in 1848, a mass political and popular movement for the United Slovenia (Zedinjena Slovenija) emerged as part of the Spring of Nations movement within the Austrian Empire. Slovene activists demanded a unification of all Slovene-speaking territories in a unified and autonomous Slovene kingdom within the Austrian Empire. Despite being unsuccessful in achieving their demands, and in spite of their political and institutional fragmentation and lack of influential political representation, the Slovenes were able to establish a functioning national infrastructure. Between 1848 and 1918, numerous institutions (including theatres and publishing houses, as well as political, financial and cultural organisations) were founded in the so-called Slovene National Awakening. With the introduction of a constitution granting civil and political liberties in the Austrian Empire in 1860, the Slovene national movement finally gained strength. By the second half of the 20th century, Slovenia had undergone an intense transformation from a rural to a nonagrarian society.] Returning to Italy via Optschina (Opicina) situated near the Slovenian border and within the commune of Trieste, the refinements of Italian culture are thoroughly enjoyed, beginning with a stop at the quaint and now historic Caffè Tomaso (Caffè Tommaseo today, it is the oldest café of Trieste, founded in 1830). The Austrian travellers pay special attention to Venice, which was then under the rule of the Austrian monarchy and was part of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (1815-1866). Highlights include accounts of Pellestrina Island, Chioggia, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia founded in 1750, the Palazzo Papadopoli, and the Ponte di Rialto which was constructed in the years 1588 to 1591, and provided the only means to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854, only two years before the Hegers' tour. He discusses early centuries Doge of the Republic of Venice Francesco Foscari and Nicolò Tron, as well as Venetian greats such as composer Diogenio Bigaglia. At the time of his visit to Peschiera del Garda, when Lombardy-Venetia was under Austrian rule, the town of Peschiera was the northwest anchor of the four fortified towns constituting the Quadrilatero. Only six years before Heger's arrival, the Siege of Peschiera which ended on 30 May 1848, during the First Italian War of Independence, resulted in the Peschiera fortress being taken by the Piedmontese from the Austrians. In Padua he discusses the eighteenth century Pedrocchi Café and the Teatro Ristori, setting the theme for entertainment throughout Italy. In Milan he visits the Royal Palace, in the Lombardy Region his choice tour was a sojourn to the Valtellina Valley, through the Stilfserjoch (Stelvio Pass), and to Lakes Como and Maggiore. With pleasing detail, the lengthy account continues to yield the author's impressions of Italian custom, reminiscences of fine dining and arts, observations of notable architecture, and fascinating historic events. The tour of mid-nineteenth century Austrian-ruled Italy is further memorialized with ephemeral and manuscript documents such as restaurant menus, hotel receipts including two illustrated billheads for the Grand Albergo alla Luna in Venice and the Gerardo Berina hotel's Trattoria restaurant which no longer stands, ferryboat, omnibus and gondola tickets, theater tickets and three theatre broadsides (one in Italian and one in German). Donizetti's "Elixir d'Amore" and Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice are featured. Finally, some botanical samples were collected by Heger and/or his wife at Lake Garda, Verona, Tirano, Padua, Monza, and much to the Austrian's delight, an edelweiss flower was harvested at an elevation of 7068 feet on Monte Pasubio (captioned Gnaphalium Leontopodium). The Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, commonly called the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, was a constituent land (crown land) of the Austrian Empire. It was created in 1815 by resolution of the Congress of Vienna in recognition of the Austrian House of Habsburg-Lorraine's rights to Lombardy and the former Republic of Venice after the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, proclaimed in 1805, had collapsed. It was finally dissolved in 1866 when its remaining territory fell to the Kingdom of Italy.

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        Die Entwickelungs-Geschichte von Petromyzon Planeri. Eine von der Holländischen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Haarlem im Jahre 1856 gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Ohne Ort und Jahr (Haarlem, Lossjes, 1856, (2), 49, (1) pp., mit 8 farblith. Taf., Halbleinenband um 1900 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmor. deckelbezügen Tafeln fleckig, leicht gebräuntes, breitrandiges Exemplar. First Edition of Max Johann Sigismund Schultze's (1825-1874) "Major contribution to the study of the comparative embryology of fishes" was this "first substantive description of lamprey development was that of Schultze (1856), who amongst other observations demonstrated the somewhat unequal holoblastic cleavage of the egg". John P. Wourms : The Rise of Fish Embryology in the Nineteenth Century. AMER. ZOOL., 37 (1997): pp.269-310

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan; performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C.Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request, and under his supervision.

      United States Congress Washington 1856 - First edition. Vol. 1 (of 3) comprising the entire narrative, 4to., 90 lithographs (several coloured), without the suppressed bathing plate, includes maps, and numerous wood engravings, autograph letter from Perry to Charles Stuart laid in, internally a nice clean set, later brown cloth preserving most of earlier [original?] paper label. A cornerstone of any collection of books about Japan. Perry was in charge of the expedition to establish diplomatic relations with Japan and it was partly as a result of his mission that Japan embarked upon its modernisation programme. This copy with a letter from Perry to Charles Stuart regarding the recipient's recent book, The Naval Dry Docks of the United States. Cordier Japonica, 513; Hill, Pacific Voyages pp. 230-31; Sabin 30958. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Childhood and Adolescence].

      Prats Skt. Peterburg 1856 - Octavo (20 x 12.9 cm). Title, half-title, 306, [2] pp.; title a bit browned with light stain to fore-edge of early ff., a couple of other minor marks, upper fore-corner of early ff. slightly creased, small repair to index. Contemporary plain wrappers; some minor marking and browning. Kept in modern cloth solander box. Fresh example with uncut margins of the rare first edition of Tolstoy's first significant novel, which immediately contributed to his popularity. Pushkin's periodical Sovremennik [The Contemporary] published first Tolstoy's work in issues from 1852 onwards, but the author was not pleased with the editorial corrections introduced to his novel by the writer and poet and head of the periodical Nekrasov. Especially upsetting the writer found the change of the original title to "??????? ????? ???????" [History of my Childhood], which he claimed had distorted the whole idea behind the work. "? ???????? ?????? ???, ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????? ? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ???????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ?? ??????? ??????? ????? ???????, ??????? ?? ?????????????? ??????????? ?? ???, ? ???????????? ?????????? ????? ????????» [The only thing that comforts me is that I have a possibility to publish the complete novel under my name and completely reject "The History of My Childhood", the authorship of which rightly belongs not to me but to an unknown employee of your periodical], wrote Tolstoy to Nekrasov. The present first edition in book form is therefore closer to Tolstoy's thought, and the novel was praised by the public as well as Russian novelists. Ivan Turgenev heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature. He wrote to Tolstoy from Paris in January 1857: "Your "Childhood and Adolescence" makes furor among local Russian ladies; everybody is trying to get hold of the copy you sent me to read it . They are demanding your autographs from me, - in other words you are really in fashion – even more than crinoline " (from I.S. Turgenev, Complete works and letters in 28 vols, 1960—1968, v. 3, pp. 75 - 77). It's early that year 1857 that Tolstoy will publish separately the novel Youth, the follow-up novel to Childhood and Adolescence. There is an ongoing debate about which of the Tolstoy's books should be considered the first published. A censorship permit allowing the publication of the present work was granted only 17 days after the one for «??????? ????????» [Military Stories]; both works were subsequently published the same year, 1856, and both are referred to as a first published book in different sources. It is worth mentioning that the present work was begun in the autumn 1851 (and already published in parts by The Contemporary in 1852) while the first military story was achieved only in December 1852. As its title indicates, Military Stories is a collection of short stories, whereas Childhood and Adolescence was built by Tolstoy as a novel in parts, based on personal memories but experimenting with an expressionistic style to raise an emotional response from the reader. Kilgour 1192; Victor Terras, A History of Russian Literature, p. 354. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stonehenge] English Traits

      Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston 1856 - First Printing, with '(1)' on half-title, Stereotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry on title page verso, battered type at the bottom of page 230, and type of last line on p. 304 not battered. 8vo: 312pp. Publisher's dark brown ribbed T cloth, covers paneled in blind with florets in each boxed corner, spine lettered in gilt and stamped in blind with rules and boxes with florets within, pale yellow end papers.Toe of spine bumped, else a superlative example, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. BAL 5226. Cooke, p. 111. Myerson A24.1.a. During a second trip to England, in 1847-1848, Emerson lectured in the industrial cities, which yielded material for this popular book (including a chapter on a visit to Stonehenge with Thomas Carlyle) and afforded him renewed contact with Europe's intellectual elite (among them, Dickens, Tennyson, and de Tocqueville). On an earlier trip, in 1832, he visited John Stuart Mill, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Carlyle, the last of whom became a lifelong friend, correspondent, and intellectual goad. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London Smith Elder 1856 - 8vo., viii, 391pp., lithograph frontispiece, title-page vigette, double-page map, 7 lithograph plates, 6 vignettes, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tan calf gilt, spine in six compartments, morocco label to second, others richly gilt, a fine copy. A beautifully bound copy of an historically important account of the island, with useful descriptions of the early settlements, conditions, penal stations, the little-known west coast, and a list of Tasmanian birds. A British army officer born in Ireland, Stoney (1816-1894) arrived in Tasmania in 1853 with the 99th Regiment. Stoney travelled widely in the island including an ascent of Mount Wellington. Stoney first published a textual account of his time on the island in 1854 in Hobart Town but on his return to Ireland, his publisher, Smith, Elder brought out the present much improved edition, illustrated with fine lithographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armée Russe [??????? ?????].

      Paris Auguste Bry et Lemercier 1856 - Two parts in one volume large folio (61.8 x 44 cm). First part: 23 leaves numbered I-XXIX (3rd leaf = III, IV, 4th = V, VI, 7th = IX, X, XII (XI not used), 9th = XIV, XV, XVI, plate XXI i & XXI ii) being title, chromo-lithographed dedication, plates of weapons etc, and text; Second part: 56 lithographed plates of costumes printed in colour by Godard and finished by hand; occasional marginal spotting. Contemporary green half morocco, flat spine with compartments decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Luxurious hand coloured edition of this monumental record of all Russian army uniforms. A fresh example of a work which very rarely appears on the market. When published in 1856, the edition was sold for 125 Fr., but because of the book's scarcity, a purchaser would have to pay 200 fr. for it. In his famous catalogue of rarities Solovev priced the book at an impressive 275 rub.: "????????? ??????? [.] ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ????" [Luxurious edition [.] a great rarity complete"] Dedicated to the Russian "Empereur", the book begins with a series of five plates of portraits of Tsar Nicholas I and his four sons. Then the plates show a wide variety of topographical scenes, pleasing variations in the posture of the figures, and fine hand-colouring, all combined to good effect. The whole work contains a certain irony because Pajol commanded the French cavalry in the Crimea (against Russia), while his father, Comte Claude-Pierre Pajol (1772-1844), was a Napoleonic general who led the French advance guard into Moscow. Although Colas follows Vinet in stating that the 29 numbered plates, which include the title and dedication, are on 22 leaves, the fact that there is a plate 21bis brings the actual total to 23 leaves. Brunet IV, 311; Colas 2260 (giving incorrect details of the pages in part 1); Hiler p. 683 (8 plates only); Lipperheide Qo12 (incomplete copy); Vinet 2328; Bobins 208; Solovev kat. 105, No96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the United States of North America, from the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day (3 volumes)

      New York and London: George Virtue & Co. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [1856], title page undated, preface by B.B. Woodward dated June, 1856. Steel engravings by various artists. Three volumes, covering the following (per Woodwards' preface): "The first volume narrates the discovery and colonization of the country, and the earlier and more momentous disputes respecting the possession of it...The second volume contains the history of the Administration of Washington, John Adams, and Jefferson, and of the Home Affairs of Madison's Administration...And the third volume traces the progress and fortunes of the Great Republic of the West, from "the Second War [i.e., the War of 1812]," down to our own times...".Woodward goes on to make it clear that he is not writing from the perspective of any one political party, which was at the time often done as in 1856 national debate was heated over the impending succession of the Southern States and the ensuing Civil War.*** DESCRIPTION: Our set has all three frontispiece plates. All plates called for are present, including the folding map of North America, which is in near fine condition with no tears and only one unintended crease. In addition in Volume I there are three plates present not called for as follows: (i) facing page 54, The Narrows, Lake George; (ii) facing page 343, John Hancock; and (iii) facing page 454, Trenton Falls. With the three extra plates, there is a total of 90 plates plus the folding map. Binding is red leather, both front and back boards are elaborately tooled with a gilt border both ruled and containing a floral design, with a bald eagle perched on an branch with wings outstretched. Spines have five raised bands with gilt in each compartment: an eagle over a floral decoration in compartments 1, 3, 5 and 6, the title in compartment 2, the Volume number in compartment 4, and the name "Robert Morgan" at the tail of the spine. All edges speckled with red, chocolate brown endpapers. Pagination: Volume I - 698 pages, Volume II - 720 pages, Volume III - 726 pages.*** CONDITION: All three volumes are very good to near fine overall. All three have been rebound with (it appears to us) the original spines laid down and the original boards attached to new spines, likely the endpapers are new as well. Internally all three volumes are near fine with solid hinges, strong, square text blocks, minimal foxing, all plates have tissue guards present with the exception of two (Yale College and the Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence), there is some light browning to the opposite pages of these two. Only two pages that we saw have the slightest tears, not extending into the text, all other pages appear to be in fine condition. The folding map of North America is particularly lovely with hand-coloring and steel engravings of Polar Bears, Hunting of the Buffalo, Indian Chiefs, and Niagara Falls among other scenes.*** POSTAGE: Please note that this is a heavy set and therefore additional postage will apply, please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers or half blue slip or pink inserts other wise it is complete , excellent drawing of Lillywhite. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed just a small oddity to the first page as it is bound in well but has a crease right next to the spine. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        7 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift u. ein Schreiben mit papiergedecktem Siegel u. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Wien u. München, 1844-1856. - Michele Viale-Prelà ist der Nachwelt vor allem wegen seiner Rolle im Fall Edgardo Mortara bekannt. Die Entführung des angeblich notgetauften jüdischen Kindes Edgardo Mortara, die mit seiner Duldung geschah, sorgte in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts für großes Aufsehen und spielte eine Rolle im Kulturkampf. - „Michele Viale-Prelà wurde 1823 zum Priester geweiht und machte in den nachfolgenden Jahren eine ungewöhnlich schnelle Karriere. Zwischen 1828 und 1836 war er Assistent des päpstlichen Nuntius in der Schweiz, danach arbeitete er zwei Jahre mit dem Staatssekretär des Kirchenstaates. Danach nahm er selbst ab 1838 die Aufgabe eines Nuntius in München wahr und wurde 1841 zum Bischof ernannt. Ab 1845 diente er dem Vatikan als Nuntius am kaiserlichen Hof in Wien. 1855 wurde er schließlich zum Erzbischof von Bologna ernannt. Die Ernennung war ungewöhnlich, weil er selber nie Priester einer Gemeinde gewesen war und immer dem Regierungsstab des Vatikans angehörte. Er war sogar als Nachfolger des Staatssekretärs Giacomo Antonelli im Gespräch gewesen. In Bologna war er Nachfolger eines politisch eher gemäßigten Erzbischofs. Zu den ersten Maßnahmen, die Erzbischof Viale-Prelà ergriff, gehörten Vorschriften, die die Observanz religiöser Vorschriften und Gebote in dieser zum Kirchenstaat gehörenden Stadt sicherstellen sollten. Die von ihm gegründete Zeitung, L'osservato bolognese, diente vor allem dazu, liberale Ideen zu bekämpfen. Mit Missionierungskampagnen, bei denen er sehr stark auf Angehörige des Jesuitenordens zurückgriff, wollte er das religiöse Bewusstsein in seiner Gemeinde stärken" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Manuscript Travellogue Accompanied by Ephemera and Botanical Specimens Collected by Austrian Architect Wenzel Heger [Hegher] During His Travels, the Work Titled "Reise nach Italien im Jahre 1856" [Travels in Italy in the year 1856].

      Italy, Solvenia, 1856. 8vo. Fair copy account, 223 pages in manuscript including title page, with 20 ephemeral papers and documents tipped-in at rear of volume, and 11 plant specimens mounted to separate cardstock leafs, captioned, and preserved in two folding envelopes also tipped-in (five were harvested in 1869 in Germany). Journal is written in German. Documents are in Italian or German, depending on place of origin. Burgundy cloth boards representative of the period, with four raised bands, marbled endpapers. Some wear to boards, fading at spine, otherwise in very good condition, a pleasing work in a fine hand. Wenzel Heger (1806-1895) was an architect residing in Josefstadt, a district within Vienna, active in his trade in the 1840s, and employed by the Austrian Department of Architecture by the 1860s. As one might expect from an esteemed architect, this manuscript is penned in a meticulous hand, a pleasing format with wide margins, the account unfolding chronologically and replete with detail. Heger and his wife indulge in an autumn sojourn, departing from their home in Vienna in August 1856 for Trieste, and from there to visit Venice, Padua, Verona, the Lago Di Garda, Peschiera, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Lago Maggiore, Como, Mals, and returning via the connecting alpine pass in Nauders, which lead to Austria, passing through the ancient fortress at Finstermünz (Altfinstermünz) which operated as a customs office until 1854. As well as describing nineteenth century Italian custom and the numerous sites visited, as he travels, Heger notes significant historical events, beginning with his first stay, in Venice, noting circumstances of the city having been plundered in 1797 by retreating Austrian and then French forces, and the Republic of Venice subsequently becoming a part of a unified Italy. He goes further back historically to discuss the visit of Tycho Brahe in 1575 who was soliciting Venetian artisans to work on the Danish king's palace. Early on in their travels, the couple crossed the border by rail into Croatia, then Slovenia to witness the natural and historic beauty of that South Slavic country. We find mention of Krapina and Warasdin (Varazdin), the iconic and majestic Terglau (Triglav) Mountain, Laibach and the ancient Roman castrum known as Colonie Aemona (Emona), Loitsch, Idra (Idrija), one of the many settlements called Paka, and Ogulin. The Baltic tour is described over 14 pages. The tour of mid-nineteenth century Austrian-ruled Italy is further memorialized with ephemeral and manuscript documents such as restaurant menus, hotel receipts including two illustrated billheads for the Grand Albergo alla Luna in Venice and the Gerardo Berina hotel's Trattoria restaurant which no longer stands, ferryboat, omnibus and gondola tickets, theater tickets and three theatre broadsides (one in Italian and one in German). Donizetti's "Elixir d'Amore" and Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice are featured. Finally, some botanical samples were collected by Heger and/or his wife at Lake Garda, Verona, Tirano, Padua, Monza, and much to the Austrian's delight, an edelweiss flower was harvested at an elevation of 7068 feet on Monte Pasubio (captioned Gnaphalium Leontopodium).. Manuscript.

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        Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (pp.219-752). In: Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur wissenschaftlichen Medicin.

      Frankfurt, Verlag von Meidinger Sohn & Comp., 1856, 8, XIV, 1024 pp., mit 45 Holzschnitten und 3 lith. (1 farb.) Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt. Erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiche Sammlung der zum Teil versteckt erschienen, früheren Abhandlungen Rudolf Virchows aus den Jahren 1846-1853. Der wichtigste und größte Beitrag, von insgesamt 513! Seiten ist dem Thema "Thrombose und Embolie" gewidmet. Virchows erste direkte Untersuchungen über die "Phlebitis" betrafen den Verschluss der Pulmonalarterie. Er konnte nachweisen, daß die Tromben nicht in der Lunge gebildet wurden, wie noch seine Zeitgenossen meinten, sondern aus den Venen der unteren Extremität und des Becken stammten. Dies war Virchows erste große Entdeckung. Es wird stets ein Ruhmestitel Virchows bleiben, das Fundament der ganzen Lehre von der Thrombose und Embolie entwickelt zu haben. Heirs of Hippocrates No.1012: This work covers a wide spectrum of clinical pathology based on Virchow's experience as pathologist in Berlin und Würzburg.Garrison & Morton No.3006: Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (S.219-732). Virchow gave the first clear description of thrombosis and embolism (see especially Beitr. exp. Path., 1846, 2, 227-380). Garrsison & Morton No.3064: Ueber farblose Blutkörperchen und Leukämie (S.147-218). Includes his paper on "weisses Blut" (see No.3062) and three later papers on leukaemia. Osler 1629 Waller 1005 see - Alfred P. Fishmann & Dickinson W.Richards: Circulation of the Blood. Men and Ideas (1964), pp.263

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        Holograph note signed, not dated but circa 1894-98, on printed stationery "Homefield, Kenley, Surrey."

      Single sheet folded to make four pages, text of the note on page one, written in blue ink, approximately 60 words. "My Dear Mr. Laurence: Mr. Frank Harris is coming here on Tuesday to luncheon - expressly with a view to meeting you . . . I hope you can manage to come at two, and revive reminiscences of American cooking as well as meet my friend. Faithfully Yours / Harold Frederic." Harold Frederic (1856-1898) lived the final decade of his life in England as a correspondent for the New York Times. He moved to the Homefield house in 1893. It was one of two homes he maintained, each with a different wife and children. Kate Lyon was the wife at Homefield. It was during this time that Frederic wrote his celebrated realistic novel, The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896). Frank Harris (1856-1931), the Irish novelist, is mostly remembered for his controversial memoir My Life and Loves (1922-1927). Frederic manuscript material of any kind is very scarce. In fine condition.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854.

      Washington, D.C. Nicholson 1856 - First edition, Senate issue with the Rare "Bathing" Plate PERRY, Commodore M[atthew] C[albraith]. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers, at his request, and under his supervision, by Francis L. Hawks.Washington: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. First edition, Senate issue. Three large quarto volumes. (xvii, [1, errata], [1]-537, [1, blank]; [8], [1]-414, [1, note], [1, blank], [16, facsimile treaty], xi, [3]; xliii, [1, blank], 705, [1, blank] pp. Volume I complete with eighty-nine lithographed plates, including three colored facsimiles of Japanese paintings (two folding), and six charts (two folding). This copy includes the suppressed nude bathing plate "Public Bath at Simoda", which is not included in the list of illustrations. Volume II with four tinted lithographed agricultural plates, twenty-three natural history plates, including six hand-colored ornithological plates, ten hand-colored natural history plates depicting various types of fish found in the seas of Japan, and two hand-colored conchology plates. With sixteen meteorological diagrams, and seventeen maps and charts (on sixteen folded sheets). Volume III with 352 full-page wood-engraved astronomical charts. Numerous wood-engravings in the text. Volume III has title: United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the Zodiacal Light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, Made Chiefly on Board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi.with conclusions from the data thus obtained; by Rev. George Jones. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, pictorial gilt spines. Covers and spine ends rubbed, spines faded. Volume I with some spotting and bubbling to cloth on front cover. A few splits to cloth at outer hinges. Volume II with gilt mostly rubbed off to spine. A minor dampstain to bottom edge of text block of Volume III, generally not affecting the charts. Overall, this is a very good copy of a book that usually shows up in poor condition or rebound. "In March, 1852, Commodore Perry was appointed commander of a naval expedition to be sent to Japan to induce their government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States. Perry felt that the only way to force Japan to cease her isolationist foreign policy would be through exhibiting superior naval forces. After entering Araga Harbor on July 8, 1853, the Japanese were eventually forced to accept a treaty that stipulated better treatment of shipwrecked seamen and permitted American ships to obtain fuel and supplies at two Japanese ports, Hakadate and Shimoda. The most important result, however, was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan" (Hill). "Although this expedition was not projected nor organized for scientific purposes, the artist William Heine made many valuable zoological collections at various points in the course of the voyage. The birds are described in Volume II.by John Cassin, with six colored illustrations" (McGill/Wood). Copenhagen/Anker 93. Hill I, pp.230-31. McGill/Wood, p. 517. Nissen, ZBI, 3132. Sabin 30968. HBS 67865. $2,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Potter.

      8vo., issue nos. 1 - 76, but wanting 6 issues (nos. 5, 36, 44, 45, 63 and 65), each 8 pages, contemporary maroon half roan, spine simply gilt and lettered but rather worn, joints cracking, but binding sound. The text in fine state of preservation. From the library of the General Baptist Chapel in Lincoln and a part of the Thomas Cooper Memorial. [Bookplate on front pastedown].Publisher: Shelton, printed for the Central Committee of Operative Potters, by Robert Hopkinson, No.33, John-street.Year: [1856-1857] [colophon]Edition: Apparently all published.

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        [ILLUSTRATED BROADSIDE ADVERTISING A MEETING OF JAMES BUCHANAN SUPPORTERS IN CONNECTICUT TO HEAR ANTI-FRÉMONT SPEECHES CONCERNING BLEEDING KANSAS]

      Suffield, Ct, 1856. Broadside, 17 x 10.5 inches visible area. Matted. Light dampstaining at top edge, light foxing. Very good. An attractive broadside advertisement that promotes a meeting of James Buchanan supporters, the "Keystone Club," in Suffield, Connecticut on September 27, 1856. The poster promises a number of speeches against the candidate of the newly-formed Republican Party, John C. Frémont that assert the complicity of his supporters in the violence roiling Kansas. The key (and virulent) disagreement between the Democratic party, for whom Buchanan was the nominee, and the Republicans was over the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the issue of popular sovereignty, which would allow the residents of new states to vote on the existence of slavery within their borders. This broadside accuses anti-slavery and pro- Frémont partisans in Kansas of fomenting violence there for political gain. The text reads in full: "Messrs. A.G. Howard, C.W. Philleo, and others, will address the Keystone Club at the Town Hall in Suffield, on Saturday Eve'g, Sept. 27, 1856. We make the charge, that the troubles in Kansas are encouraged and kept alive by the supporters of Freemont [sic], in the hope of gaining political capital. And we can prove the charge!" The text is headed by an American eagle gripping arrows and olive branch, in the style of the Great Seal. OCLC records only two copies of this interesting broadside, at the Connecticut Historical Society and the Connecticut State Library.

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        Otto H. Bacher Signed Etching “Royal Garden Schleissheim, Poplars; Evening”

      - We offer a tranquil etching by Otto Bacher. The plate is 9 ¾” x 6” on ivory wove paper (12” x 9”), pencil signed at the lower left under the plate line and signed and inscribed in the plate at the bottom: “Royal Farden Schleissheim, Otto.” A fine impression with softened drypoint burr that poetically conveys the feeling of twilight, we barely see the outline of the rustic fence and its reflection. On a sprawling Bavarian palace known for its manicured gardens and highly symmetrical architecture, Bacher, it seems, felt more at ease with a subtle and provincial natural landscape; a pair of poplar trees reflected in a pond, rather than clipped hedgs of boxwood. Otto Bacher (1856-1909) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a family of German immigrants. At 16 he studied under De Scott Evans, learning trompe l'oeil and still life genre painting. He moved to Munich in 1878 and enrolled at the Royal Academy but left, along with a few other young artists, to travel and study with the American (and Royal Academy graduate) Frank Duveneck. Together they were known as the “Duveneck Boys” and the group established studios at the Casa Jankovitz in Venice. Bacher had his press moved from Munich and taught his circle of expatriates etching and monoprinting. That circle expanded to include James McNeill Whistler, and the two shared new techniques and developments with each other readily. In 1908 he published With Whistler in Venice, a memoir of his time with the venerable artist. Bacher moved frequently from Cleveland to Paris and then back to Venice in 1886. He settled permanently in New York in 1888. He continued his artistic practice and occasionally worked as a commercial illustrator for newspapers and books. His works were exhibited at the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design. He died in Bronxville, New York in 1906. Condition: The paper is evenly toned, there is a small ¼” tear at the bottom left margin, well away from the image and diagonal crease at the upper left corner that regrettably goes into the plate (but not the image) by ½”, otherwise the print is in good presentable condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan.

      London: John Murray,, 1856. With Historical Notices of the Countries lying between Russia and India. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by William Jesse. Edited by H. D. Seymour. Octavo (217 x 135 mm). Later 19th-century half calf, raised bands to spines, gilt and stylised blind rules either side, red morocco label, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, 2 similar plates, folding map to rear. Bookplate of R. C. A. Prior, physician (1809-1902), to the front pastedown. Light rubbing along joints and extremities, tips slightly bumped, pale spotting to prelims, the very occasional small spot or mark to text, map slightly offset and with a closed tear to the stub sometime repaired verso. A very good copy. First edition of this "vivid and rich" contribution to the literature of the Great Game (Ency. Iran.), noted by Wilber in his bibliography of Afghanistan as one of the most valuable works on the country, especially for its "description of remote regions … such as the Hazara and Ghur areas and the Helmand Valley", the work as a whole demonstrating the author's "masterly knowledge of the history, geography, and languages" of the vast area explored (Yakushi). After returning wounded from the French expedition to Algeria in 1837, Joseph Philippe (or Pierre) Ferrier (1811-1886) accepted employment as an instructor with the Persian army, Mohammed Shah Qajar having decided to seek French support following the British defeat of his attempted conquest of Herat in 1837-8. Ferrier travelled to Persia as part of a rather ramshackle, unofficial delegation which soon collapsed. Ferrier himself, the only member who had learnt Persian, was nevertheless appointed adjutant-general and 'chef d'état major' on an eight-year contract, and was sent to Zanjan to train cavalry battalions, receiving the Order of the Lion and Sun. Although his "military mission soon revealed itself purposeless" (Ency. Iran.) and he returned disappointed to France, he discovered soon after that Franco-Persian diplomatic relations had been reopened, and travelled immediately to Baghdad. Receiving a meagre subsidy from the French government, he decided to undertake the perilous overland journey through Persia and Afghanistan to join the group of French officers at Lahore in the service of Ranjit Singh's burgeoning Sikh empire. "After the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838–42, conditions in Afghanistan were much disturbed. Having reached Herat with many difficulties, Ferrier was suspected by Yar Mohammed to be an English spy. After a long and perilous itinerary in Afghanistan, where he fell prey between rival local rulers [sic], he would return to Herat and reach Tehran. During his voyage, and particularly at the end, he sent reports on the British in Central Asia to Henry Rawlinson at Baghdad and to Justin Sheil at Tehran. He brought to Sheil a manuscript from Alexander Burnes. He also reported to Sartiges on the political situation in Afghanistan" (ibid.) and in 1847 was attached to the governor-general of Fars, though after a rebellion in Shiraz found himself out of favour with his Persian and French paymasters, finally securing a safe passage to Turkey in 1851. His other works include a History of the Afghans, also translated by Jesse and published in 1858.

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        Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur wissenschaftlichen Medizin.

      Frankfurt am Main, Meidinger Sohn, 1856, 8, XIV, 1024 pp., zahlr. Holzschn., 3 z.T. handcol. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiche Sammlung der zum Teil versteckt erschienen, früheren Abhandlungen Rudolf Virchows aus den Jahren 1846-1853. Der wichtigste und größte Beitrag, von insgesamt 513 Seiten ist dem Thema "Thrombose und Embolie" gewidmet. Virchows erste direkte Untersuchungen über die "Phlebitis" betrafen den Verschluss der Pulmonalarterie. Er konnte nachweisen, das die Tromben nicht in der Lunge gebildet wurden, wie noch seine Zeitgenossen meinten, sondern aus den Venen der unteren Extremität und des Becken stammten. Dies war Virchows erste große Entdeckung. Es wird stets ein Ruhmestitel Virchows bleiben, das Fundament der ganzen Lehre von der Thrombose und Embolie entwickelt zu haben.Rudolf Virchow is the 'most prominent German physician of the nineteenth century' (DSB) and the founder of modern pathology. Gesammelte Abhandlungen is a collection of papers published between 1846 and 1853, and includes 'the first clear description of thrombosis and embolism' with 513 pages, his very important articles on white cells and leukemia (in which Virchow gave the disease its present name), and discussions of developmental pathology, gynaecological subjects and diseases of newborn babies. Garrison-Morton 3006 & 3064 Heirs of Hippocrates 1891 Norman 2155 Waller 1005.

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      Paris, 15. VI. 1856. - Oblong 4to. 1 page. A delightful musical autograph in C major (with a brief D minor development) written a year after the composer settled in his Paris apartment on rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin. The dedicatee, 'M. Mendes', may possibly be Mario do Céu da Silva Mendes, daughter of the eminent Portugese writer Joao da Silva Mendes. She would have been nine at the time, but was an able pianist even then and later became a notable performer and teacher; the image of the famous composer jotting down a musical flourish for a young admirer is a difficult one to resist. - Edges slightly frayed, and small traces of mounting.

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        Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay, California.

      1856. 1856 - Large map measuring 71 x 107 cm. (28 x 42 inches). Scale = 1:50,000. Mounted on canvas. Very attractive.

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        A New Treatise on the Practice of Navigation at Sea

      ROBERT SHAW, NY 1856 - General wear, foxing, age-toned pages, broken hinges, rubbed covers, worn extremities, spine is chipping, lightly soiled cover, front board detached but present, pen markings on endpages from previous owners, text block cracked in two places. DATE PUBLISHED: 1856 EDITION: SECOND ED 245 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IV Livres de l'Imitation de Jésus Christ qu'aucuns attribuent à Iessen, d'autres à Gerson et d'autres à Thomas, à Kempis, fidellement traduits

      - Paris L. Curmer 1856, 2 volumes In-4 reliés plein chagrin beige, dos à nerfs, plats à filets, en encadrement, estampés à froid, 4 croix pattées dites aussi croix de fer estampées en coins de chaque plat, monogramme J.B, gardes rouges décorées d'un semis de croix, gardes de tissu moiré rouge. Reliure signée Curmer en queue des deux volumes. XII pages pour la préface de L. Curmer dans laquelle il explique la réalisation de ce remarquable ouvrage + 399 + 14 pages pour la table des matières. Traduction de Marillac. En fin d'ouvrage une précision imprimée "Ce livre a été commencé le XV aout 1855 et achevé le 5 aout 1857". Il est nominatif à Madame Jules Bénard. 1858. Les ornements en chromolithographies, différents àchaque page, copiés sur les plus beaux manuscrits anciens recherchés dans les bibliothéques et collections privées par L. Curmer, sont de Lemercier et la typographie de J. Claye et L. Perrin. Le deuxiéme volume "Appendice a l'Imitation de Jésus Christ", contient : Notice de M. Jules Janin sur l'Imitation de Jésus Christ - Auteurs présumés de l'Imitation de Jésus Christ par M. l'Abbé Delaunay, Chanoine de Meaux, Curé du Diocése de Paris - Histoire de l'ornementation des manuscrits par M. Ferdinand Denis, Conservateur de la Bibliothéque de Sainte Geneviève - Catalogue bibliographique indiquant les manuscrits reproduits dans l'Imitation et les imprimés cités dans l' Histoire de l'Ornementation des manuscrits - Index des manuscrits avec l'indication des noms des dessinateurs et des chromographes - Grande Danse Macabre. Avec illustrations, lettrines, bandeaux, dessins, bien complet des 4 photographies contrecollées. L'Appendice était, à l'époque, vendu séparemment.Bibliographie Brunet : La reliure présente quelques frottements et une petite perte de cuir a la coiffe du pemier volume, une tache brune en partie inférieure du premier plat du deuxiéme volume se poursuivant sur la garde, quelques brunissures claires sans gravité dans le corps de l'ouvrage. Les pages sont toutes montées sur onglets, quelques unes sont détachées. Malgré ces petits défauts signalés, remarquable ouvrage aux coloris très frais. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan. With Historical Notices of the Countries lying between Russia and India. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by William Jesse. Edited by H. D. Seymour.

      London: John Murray, 1856 - Octavo (217 x 135 mm). Later 19th-century half calf, raised bands to spines, gilt and stylised blind rules either side, red morocco label, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. Bookplate of R. C. A. Prior, physician (1809-1902), to the front pastedown. Light rubbing along joints and extremities, tips slightly bumped, pale spotting to prelims, the very occasional small spot or mark to text, map slightly offset and with a closed tear to the stub sometime repaired verso. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece, 2 similar plates, folding map to rear. First edition of this "vivid and rich" contribution to the literature of the Great Game (Ency. Iran.), noted by Wilber in his bibliography of Afghanistan as one of the most valuable works on the country, especially for its "description of remote regions such as the Hazara and Ghur areas and the Helmand Valley", the work as a whole demonstrating the author's "masterly knowledge of the history, geography, and languages" of the vast area explored (Yakushi). After returning wounded from the French expedition to Algeria in 1837, Joseph Philippe (or Pierre) Ferrier (1811-1886) accepted employment as an instructor with the Persian army, Mohammed Shah Qajar having decided to seek French support following the British defeat of his attempted conquest of Herat in 1837-8. Ferrier travelled to Persia as part of a rather ramshackle, unofficial delegation which soon collapsed. Ferrier himself, the only member who had learnt Persian, was nevertheless appointed adjutant-general and 'chef d'état major' on an eight-year contract, and was sent to Zanjan to train cavalry battalions, receiving the Order of the Lion and Sun. Although his "military mission soon revealed itself purposeless" (Ency. Iran.) and he returned disappointed to France, he discovered soon after that Franco-Persian diplomatic relations had been reopened, and travelled immediately to Baghdad. Receiving a meagre subsidy from the French government, he decided to undertake the perilous overland journey through Persia and Afghanistan to join the group of French officers at Lahore in the service of Ranjit Singh's burgeoning Sikh empire. "After the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838–42, conditions in Afghanistan were much disturbed. Having reached Herat with many difficulties, Ferrier was suspected by Yar Mohammed to be an English spy. After a long and perilous itinerary in Afghanistan, where he fell prey between rival local rulers [sic], he would return to Herat and reach Tehran. During his voyage, and particularly at the end, he sent reports on the British in Central Asia to Henry Rawlinson at Baghdad and to Justin Sheil at Tehran. He brought to Sheil a manuscript from Alexander Burnes. He also reported to Sartiges on the political situation in Afghanistan" (ibid.) and in 1847 was attached to the governor-general of Fars, though after a rebellion in Shiraz found himself out of favour with his Persian and French paymasters, finally securing a safe passage to Turkey in 1851. His other works include a History of the Afghans, also translated by Jesse and published in 1858. Burrell 252; Ghani p. 129; Wilber 150; Wilson p. 69; Yakushi F31a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-Of-War

      Harper & Brothers New York 1856 - Third Printing, consisting of only 257 copies. Highly critical novel of naval life based on MelvilleÕs experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States, from 1843-1844. Spine ends expertly rebacked, with shallow stain to top page margin of mid-pages, oxidation staining to yellow endpapers; Very Good Plus, in a custom buckram clamshell case. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of the Genera.

      London: John Van Voorst. 1856 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii, 206 [2]. In publisher's light green cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind decoration to boards. Top edge untrimmed; yellow endpapers. Some external wear and marks; very good indeed. Close friends with both Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell, Wollaston nevertheless found it impossible to fully endorse their theories due to his faith. This treatise concerns Wollaston's work on insects on the Madeira Islands, citing evidence of direct effects on individual insects caused by external stimuli, such as climate, to suggest that they change according to these stimuli, and not as a result of Natural Selection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CORPO DEL DIRITTO

      VINCENZO PEZZUTI. ITALIANO 20 Opera completa di 10 volumi totali,corredati dalle note di Dionisio Gotofredo e di C.E Freiesleben altrimenti ferromontano con le varianti delle leggi e con la conciliazione delle stesse fra loro,preceduto della cronologia delle leggi di Roma compilata sulle migliori opere finora pubblicate.Editi dal 1856 al 1862.Coperte rigide con titoli ai dorsi in oro, segni del tempo e forti usure su di esse.Tagli bruniti con tracce di polvere e fioritura.Anche le pagine interne si presentano con fioritura e con ingiallimento dovuto dal tempo, il primo volume ha un'usura al foglio di guardia e segni di nastro adesivo nelle prime pagine.Cronologia e istituzioni (volume unico); Digesto (6 voll.); Codice (2 voll.); Novelle e Indici (Volume unico) USATO

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        "NAARDEN, JOODSE SYNAGOGE Twee brieven betr. de Joods-Portugese synagoge te Naarden, 1856, 4º, 5 p., manuscript.".

      "Brief van 19-8-1856 van M.C. de Leeuw en S.L. van Gelder te Naarden aan de eigenaressen van de Ring synagoge te Naarden, de dames wed. A. Orobio de Castro Jr en wed. Moses Hz de Castro, beiden te Amsterdam wonend. Zij danken voor alle verbeteringen aan de synagoge aangebracht en delen mee het inwijdingsfeest op 31 augustus 1856 te zullen houden. Zij danken ook D.H. de Castro Mz, J.H. de Castro, R.E. Mendes da Costa en A.L. Suasso en nodigen ook hen uit. De tweede brief is van 30 november 1856, geschreven door P. Verkerk Wz aan J. Henriquez de Castro te Amsterdam over de staat van de verbeteringen aan de synagoge en de afrekening met de aannemer E.J. Nijkerk en Zoon.Documenten over de Joodse gemeente te Naarden zijn zeldzaam, want kort na 1933 werd het archief door S.Ph. Heilbron uit woede over het opheffingsbesluit verbrand. M5242".

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        The Diggers & Diggings of Victoria as they are in 1855. Drawn on Stone by S.T. Gill

      James J. Blundell, Melbourne 1856 - Oblong octavo, four parts, each containing 5 lithographs by Gill. Original light blue pictorial title-wrappers; a fine run. A further three parts, with lithographs by A.J. Stopps, appeared later (Wantrup 247). Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of the Genera.

      London: John Van Voorst, 1856.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii, 206 [2]. In publisher's light green cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind decoration to boards. Top edge untrimmed; yellow endpapers. Some external wear and marks; very good indeed. Close friends with both Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell, Wollaston nevertheless found it impossible to fully endorse their theories due to his faith. This treatise concerns Wollaston's work on insects on the Madeira Islands, citing evidence of direct effects on individual insects caused by external stimuli, such as climate, to suggest that they change according to these stimuli, and not as a result of Natural Selection.

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        Class B. Correspondence with British Ministers and Agents in Foreign Countries, and with Foreign Ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From April 1, 1855 to March 31, 1856.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1856. - Folio. XXII, 466 pp. Modern blue wrappers with cover label. British papers and correspondence with local agents on the international slave trade, including missives exchanged between Mr. Murray and the Earl of Clarendon respecting the slave trade in the Arabian Gulf. - Well-preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Child's History of England

      Hickling, Swan & Brown, Boston 1856 - First American one-volume edition (preceded by two volume editions by both Harper's and Hickling, Swan and Brown editions in 1854). Two volumes in one. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, titled and decorated on the spine in gilt. Some spotting on the front board, and light rubbing and slight fraying at the spine corners, but still a handsome, very good copy, and especially uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      NY: by the Author, 1856. x. Two vol. in one. iv, 200; 188, 2,2, pp. Sepia frontispiece, b/w plates. This is a rare work, not to be confused with the earlier (1850) and more common “Treatise on Marine Architecture.” In this book Griffiths concentrates less on the theoretical and more on the technical “nuts and bolts” aspects of construction. He includes material on timbers and timbering, scantlings, fastenings, spars, ground tackle, sails and rigging, and much more of the kinds of information that would be useful to an actual shipwright. This book also contains 17 sets of lines and diagrams. Brewington says, “Griffiths works of great value. Contain many plates of lines, details, masting rules, tables of off-sets, etc.” Brewington Bib. NYPL list p. 315. This is the second, expanded, edition (first was 1853), with new material and four index pages. Bound in original quarter leather over boards with gold spine lettering. Title page lightly foxed, with private owner's embossed stamp in lower right. Scattered light foxing, with occasional text pages more heavily foxed. A very good copy of a very scarce book. WorldCat shows only six American libraries holding copies.

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        Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris comprenant une revue générale de toutes les espèces actuellement connues. (Complete).

      Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the explanations separately): two title pages, 195 [88; 107] pp. of explanatory text, and 196 large, finely engraved plates [I-LXXXVII, XIbis, XVIbis; I-CVII]. Original, nearly uniform printed wrappers to all parts except blind wrappers to the two plate volumes.= One of the largest and finest works of the French malacologist and palaeontologist Gérard Paul Deshayes (1796-1875). As usual with works dealing with fossils, there was just one, uncoloured, edition. It was sold, in 1866, for 250 French francs: by far the most expensive of all uncoloured works on Mollusca. Only the hand-coloured edition of Férrussac and Deshayes' "Histoire naturelle général et particulière des mollusques" was more expensive, at 490 francs, discounted from a previous and astonishing 1250 francs. The fine plates with large, detailed figures, are by Delahaye, Formant, Lackenbauer, and Levasseur. Most specimens have a detailed enlarged illustration, a life-size outline figure, and, often, a further enlarged sculpture detail; in the bivalves usually the taxonomically important hinges. Like most of his works, this one is important because of the many new species and detailed illustrations. The "Discription" is one of the few works completed by the author, and includes simple plate numbering. Deshayes started many projects, but several remained unfinished and the plate numbering, for instance in his work on the molluscs of Algeria, was usually confusing. In this work, however, there are only two "bis" plates. The last page of volume 3 contains a list of publication dates of the 50 livraisons, recording the first two as from 2 November 1856, and the last two (49 and 50) from 15 December 1865. Only the last title page and wrapper bear the year 1866. This work is truly rare, and possibly even Deshayes' rarest work. There are no auction records of complete copies after 1965, when Wheldon and Wesley purchased one at Sotheby's in London. Uncut, with the widest possible margins. The wrappers and titles to the two atlases have been bound with the explanatory leaves. The second and third text volume have the word "tome" printed, and "1er", and "2eme" added in an old hand, the first text volume has a wrapper with the printed text "tome troisième", the last word corrected in the same hand to "1er". A few small, isolated spots, but generally very clean, especially the plates. Nissen ZBI, 1089.

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        Les modes parisiennes.

      Cm. 27 x 19, pp. 600 ca. di testo. Con molte incisioni nel testo e 51 belle tavole f.t. in fine coloritura coeva. Solida legatura coeva in piena percallina, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Uno strappo alla prima tavola (senza particolare danno) peraltro esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Raccolta di fascicoli apparsi nel 1856 di questa celebre pubblicazione di moda parigina.

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        De l'emploi de l'ergot de seigle pendant le travail

      Montpellier, Typographie de Boehm, 1856, in-8, X-76 pp, broché, couverture muette postérieure, Observations sur les effets de l'ergot de seigle chez les parturientes. Thèse n° 68, présentée et soutenue publiquement à la faculté de de Médecine de Montpellier.

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        The Works: Six volumes bound as five. Pride and Prejudice / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Sense and Sensibilty / Emma / Mansfield Park.

      6 vols in 5. This is the 1856 second printing of Bentley's edition. 5 engraved frontispieces and additional titles. "Persuasion" (bound with "Northanger Abbey") has the half title page, but no engraved frontispiece. all books retain the half title pages as well as the main titles, and feature extra engraved title pages and steel engraved frontispieces which carry the original 1833 date of the Bentley edition.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, British Museum, 10. XII. 1856. - An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Owen „wird nach Charles Darwin als zweitbedeutendster Naturforscher des Viktorianischen Zeitalters angesehen [.]. Er schrieb bedeutende Arbeiten zur vergleichenden Osteologie und Odontologie der Wirbeltiere. Während seiner Untersuchungen an in Großbritannien gefunden Reptilenfossilien prägte er 1841 den Begriff ‚Dinosauria‘. Im darauf folgenden Jahr revidierte er Georges Cuviers Gruppen der Wiederkäuer (Ruminantia) und der Dickhäuter (Pachydermata) und ersetzte diese durch die noch heute gebräuchlichen Untergruppen der Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) und Unpaarhufer (Perissodactyla). 1843 führte Owen den Begriff der Homologie ein und trennte ihn vom ähnlichen Begriff der Analogie. Unter Anwendung seines Homologie-Prinzips konstruierte Owen einen abstrakten ‚Archetypus‘, anhand dessen er die Entwicklung der Wirbeltiere teleologisch erklärte. Während seines Wirkens als Superintendent der naturgeschichtlichen Sammlung des Britischen Museums setzte er sich für die Errichtung eines unabhängigen Naturgeschichtsmuseums, dem heutigen Natural History Museum, ein, dessen erster Direktor er bis 1883 war" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Ränder m. kl. Knickspuren. - Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ADVENTURES OF THE WILDS OF THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH AMERICAN PROVINCES, 2 VOLUMES

      John W. Moore, Philadelphia 1856 - 2 volumes, 514 pages and 517 pages plus ads. He was called by Washington Irving "the picturesque explorer of the United States. Volume I green covers are faded at edges as well as spine; corners are bumped and worn; spine ends are worn; front endpaper shows tears at gutter; insect damage at foreedge of pages 303-316 is present (in margin--does not affect text); a light water stain is present through page 143 at top edge; all plates are present and have tissue guards. Volume II, green covers are faded at edges as well as spine; corners are bumped with light wear; top and bottom of spine are worn; all plates are present and have tissue guards. Good. (038) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Footsteps in East Africa or an Exploration of Harar

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856. 8vo, [xlii], 648, 2 maps and 4 colored plates, in the original brick red publisher's cloth, orginal printed endpapers, ads dated March 1856. Some rubbing to extremities, ownership inscription and book plate on endpaper, otherwise a very good, orginal state copy of this book. Without Appendix IV as is usually the case. In 1854 Burton was given leave from the Bombay government to explore Somaliland. His ambition was to penetrate through the mountains to the upper waters of the Nile. On this occasion he had three comrades, John Hanning Speke and Herne of the Indian army, and Stroyan of the Indian Navy. Before starting with them, Burton set out alone on a pioneer trip to Harar, the inland capital of the country, which no European had ever visited. On this occasion he assumed the disguise of an Arab merchant, but once within the city he disclosed himself to the Amir. The success of this adventure perhaps encouraged him to neglect necessary precautions when the regular expedition was organised. While still near the port of Berbera the camp was attacked one night by the Somalis. Stroyan was killed; Speke was wounded in no less than eleven places; Burton's face was transfixed by a spear from cheek to cheek; Herne alone escaped unhurt. The party could do nothing but return to Aden, whence Burton proceeded to England on sick certificate. While under treatment for his wound he wrote First Footsteps in East Africa. This book was the source of Speke's discontent with Burton as Speke felt he should have received more credit, rather than being relegated to the Appendix of the book. Abbey 276; Casada 35; Pankhurst 35; Penzer 60. First English Edition. Very Good.

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        Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly known as the Niger and Tsádda) in 1854.

      

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        Lake Ngami or Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years Wanderings In The Wilds Of South Western Africa

      Hurst and Blackett 1856 - xviii 546 pages, 24 page catalogue, 16 full page tinted plates by J Woolfe, 8 pages of index, blank margin, badly opened in parts and very occasionally to some text pages, foxing to frontis and title pages and last few pages of index, Some occasional foxing to text and plates, armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbank to front paste down, publishers cloth with gilt hippo to upper board and rhino to rear board within blind stamped borders with gilt title and blind stamp decorations to spine. Cloth clean, slight even fading to spine, no splits. The scarce English edition, difficult to find in the original cloth. A narrative of 2 expeditions accompanied by Francis Galton to the Ovampo Country and the other he travelled by himself to Lake Ngami, the courage and endurance of the explorers was remarkable, few if any books give so full and complete account of Namapualand Damerland and the Ovampo Country Mendelssohn Vol. I p 44, Czech 5 an important work on African hunting in the 19th century.

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        L'art de plumer la poule sans crier. Keulen ( = Nederland), Robert le Turc, 1710.

      12°, gebonden in geheel leer, (12)+216 pag., met gegraveerd frontispice. Iets slijtage aan de hoeken van de band, maar goed exemplaar. Exlibri van Georges Montadou en Robert Joostens. C1473."Graesse I pag. 233; Rahir 3029; Brunet VI 17877; Gay-Lemonnyer pag. 286; Niet in STCN; NCC: 1 ex. Verzameling van 21 satirische verhalen uit de wereld van geld en vrouwen. 'Plume la poule sans le faire crier' staat voor het plukken van een kip zonder dat het dier geluid maakt, maar ook overdrachtelijk: iemands geld stelen zonder dat deze het merkt. Het eerste verhaal gaat over een non die in Reims een kip plukt. Het frontispice toont een scene tijdens een carnaval in Parijs waar een man gekleed als rechter met een geplukt kip in de hand door een groep koks uit een bordeel wordt gedragen. Het boekje werd in 1856 herdrukt als het eerste deel van de 'Bibliotheque de l'amateur Rémois'. Het hier voorhanden exemplaar toont enkele verschillen met het door Rahir beschreven exemplaar. In 1711 verscheen onder het pseudoniem 'Robert le Turc' als drukker een ander satirisch werkje 'La Musique du Diable' over de avonturen in de hel van de , 523, e sopraan Mlle Desmatins."

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        2 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 1854-1856. - An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Magnus „entdeckte ein Platinsalz (Magnus-Salz), stellte die Magnus-Formel auf und lieferte die physikalische Erklärung eines Phänomens, das seitdem ebenfalls mit seinem Namen verbunden ist (Magnus-Effekt). Mit den von Magnus organisierten Kolloquien und sonstigen Lehrveranstaltungen in seinem Haus am Kupfergraben (Magnus-Haus), beginnt die große physikalische Tradition der Humboldt-Universität. Er gilt als Begründer einer der wichtigsten Physikerschulen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Zu seinen Schülern zählen u.a. August Kundt, Emil Warburg und Hermann von Helmholtz" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Letters on Turkey: An Account of the religious, political, social, and commercial Condition of the Ottoman Empire ... Translated from the French ... by Lady Easthope.

      

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