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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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        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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        Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados y Publicados Por A.A. BonnaffŽ En Lima 1856 [cover title] .

      [Paris and Lima], 1856. - Folio, orig, cloth, renewed matching spine. 12 lithographed plates, 11 of them hand-colored. A rare costume book depicting the people of Peru. The plates, all of them printed in Paris and bearing the imprints of various lithographers, are captioned as follows: El Cholo Costen›; La Chola Quesera; El Heladero; La Chola Frutera; El Biscochero; La Chola Rabona; La Tapada (de noche); El Indio de la Sierra; La Tapada; La Chola de la Sierra; La Tapada (Saya y Manto); and La Tapada (Saya y Manto), the last two with identical titles but different images. La Tapada or La Tapada Lime–a were elegant and mysterious women who wore a black veil and wrap (Saya y Manto) out of which they would peer with one eye. They were famous for beguiling visitors from around the world and it is not surprising that four of the twelve plates are devoted to this charming fashion. The artist and publisher A.A. BonnaffŽ (1820-1870) was a native of France who appears to have lived for a time in Lima. The city was, of course, a port-of-call for vessels sailing around the Horn. Bonnaffe's vivid color plate books doubtless made splendid souvenirs for visitors. This is the first of two volumes of lithographs of Lima subjects published by REFERENCES: Palau, Manual del librero Hispano-Americano, 32375. CONDITION: Good, old dampstains on upper cover, tissue guards foxed, plates generally clean with the occasional touch of foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JAHRESBERICHT DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS

      Breslau, Seminar, 1856. First edition. Many include original paper wrappers. 8vo. Around 60 pages; 23.5 cm. Written in German with some volumes including an additional Hebrew section. Title translates to

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        Lake Ngami;

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1856. Or, Explorations and Discoveries, during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa. Large octavo. Original brown cloth, skilfully recased and relined, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to spine and covers, hippopotamus vignette gilt to front cover, rhinoceros vignette gilt to rear, edges untrimmed. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 similar plates, folding map, wood-engravings to the text Bookplate of collector Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown. Cloth slightly lifting along a few short sections of front joint, a few repaired splits to cloth at spine-ends, light wear to bumped tips, frontispiece foxed, variable, lighter spotting to other plates and facing text-leaves, short closed tear to map stub touching frame only. A very good copy. First edition of Andersson's first book, a "famous early volume of African sport and travel … a cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century" (Czech). "Few, if any, books 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. Many exciting hunting adventures are depicted by pen and pencil, and the author obtained a great insight into the curious customs of the natives and their rulers" (Mendelssohn). The lively plates depict the pursuit hippopotamus, eland, koodoo, oryx, ostriches, lion, and other big game; the American edition, published the same year, was in a smaller format and reproduced these images as illustrations within the letterpress. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden, travelled to England in 1849, intending to continue to Iceland but instead joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa, "an area which was, at that time, largely unknown to Europeans" (ODNB). The expedition set out in 1850, landed at Walvis Bay, modern-day Namibia, and travelled inland to the Windhoek, the Etosha salt pan and eventually reached Tounobis on the border with Botswana. Galton left in 1851, never to return to Africa, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1853 he set out to cross the desert to Lake Ngami (now no more than a seasonal marsh), taking a circuitous route via Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. After reaching the lake he continued 60 miles further north in search of the Okavango but was obliged to turn back, returning the following year via more settled districts. He published his account during a two-year return visit to England, Galton refusing to provide a loan to cover the costs, possibly because he had already published his own two books on the expedition. By 1857 Andersson was manager of the Walvis Bay Mining Company. His fortunes fluctuated wildly, and in 1864 he sold all his assets to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, receiving a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later.

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        General-Karte des österreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem großen Theile der angrenzenden Länder seiner kaiserl. königl. apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef dem Ersten, Kaser von Österreich, &. &. &. in allertiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet

      Wien: k. k. militärisch-geographisches Institut 1856 HLDr.-Schuber mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, leinenbezogen (21 x 26 cm), enthält 20 auf Leinen gezogene große Karten und eine kleine Übersichtskarte (22,5 x 28 cm), Kupferstiche mit Farbendruck, jeweils in 6 Blättern (50 x 56 cm), Schuber berieben und angeschmutzt, geplatzt, innen etwas fleckig, von der inneren Lade ist eine Klappe abgerissen und fehlt, die Karten sind überwiegend sauber, auf der Vorderseite finden sich ab und zu kleinere braune Flecken bei den Falten, Übersichtskarte hat verbogene Ecken, Hinterseite der Karte leicht fleckig, Kanten angeschmutzt, insgesamt guter Zustand.Alte Landkarten, Österreich-Ungarn

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        General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Länder. Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef dem Ersten, Kaiser von Oesterreich [...] gewidmet.

      (Wien), Im k. k. militärisch-geografischen Institute, 1856. 4°. Grenzkolor., auf Lwd. aufgezogene Kupferkarte in 20 Teilen zu je 6 Segmenten sowie einem gefalt. Übersichtsblatt, lose in OLwd.-Umschlag u. rotem OHLdr.-Schuber m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Die Karte (Gesamtgröße ca. 200 x 280 cm; mit großer figuraler Titelkartusche, Zeichenerklärung, einer tabellarischen Übersicht sowie einer ornamentalen Randbordüre auf jedem Teil) reicht von Frankfurt a. M. im Nordwesten bzw. Lemberg im Nordosten sowie bis Korsika im Südwesten bzw. Bukarest im Südosten. - „Die ‚General-Karte‘ [...] zeichnet sich vor allem durch große Genauigkeit und Plastizität aus. Der gekonnte Stich und die Einheitlichkeit in Konzept und Ausführung verhalfen diesem Werk zu Klarheit und guter Lesbarkeit“ (Austria Picta). - Schuber etw. berieben, bestoßen u. an den Kanten tlw. fachm. restauriert. Die Segmente verso schwach stockfleckig u. alt gestempelt. - Austria Picta, S. 347, Nr. 44,1; Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie II, 703f.; Wurzbach XXIX, 146. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Scheda, General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Länder. Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef dem Ersten, Kaiser von Oesterreich [...] gewidmet, Österreich, Monarchie, Karte, Karten, Landkarte, Landkarten

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        General-Karte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Länder. 1:576000. Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostolischen Majestät Franz Josef dem Ersten, Kaiser von Oesterreich [...] gewidmet.

       [Wien], Militär-Geogr. Inst. 1856. gr.-8°. 20 lithgor. Karten auf Leinen (jew. 49 x 56 cm. Gesamtgröße ca. 200 x 280 cm). Mit Übersichtsbl. in OHLdr.-Schuber. Mit Rückengoldpräg. In gutem Zustand. EAKat. Austria Picta, S. 347, Nr. 44,1; Kretschmer-D.-W. II, 703; Wurzbach XXIX, 146; ÖBL X, 56f. - Erste Ausgabe dieser wegen ihrer Genauigkeit berühmten und geschätzten Karte. \"Die `General-Karte` [...] zeichnet sich vor allem durch große Genauigkeit und Plastizität aus. Der gekonnte Stich und die Einheitlichkeit in Konzept und Ausführung verhalfen diesem Werk zu Klarheit und guter Lesbarkeit\" (Austria Picta). - Josef von Scheda (1815-1888), General, Geograph und Kartograph. Vorstand der Abt. für Lithographie am Militärgeographischen Institut in Wien veröffentlichte die ab 1856 erschienene Karte des österreichischen Kaiserstaates, die bis zur Jahrhundertwende grundlegend blieb. Er war der Pionier der Einführung geologischer Zusammenhänge bei der Wiedergabe der Geländeverhältnisse. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Karten und Pläne, Austriaca

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        General-Karte des oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Länder. Seiner kaiserl.königl.apostolischen Majestät Franz Joseph dem Ersten ... gewidmet.

      F. Bruckl / J. Haselwander: Wien, Militärgeograph. Institut 1856 . Kupferstich. u. grenzkolorierte Federlithographie-Karte in 20 Teilen und einem Übersichtsblatt., 20 Teile (je ca. 49 x 56 cm) mit je 6 Segmenten auf Leinen aufgezogen u. kleine Übersichtskarte Austria Picta 347, Nr.44.1; Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie II,703 f.; Erste Ausgabe der legendären Karte. Josef (von) Scheda (1815 - 1888) bekleidete höchste Stellen im k.k. Militärgeographischen Institut. Die Karten der von Scheda geschulten Mitarbeiter zeichneten sich insbesondere durch außerordentliche Klarheit und Schärfe und durch bemerkenswerte Plastik der Geländedarstellung aus. Die hier vorliegende Karte zeigt die Monarchie von Korsika, Basel, Frankfurt, Breslau, Lemberg, Bukarest und der Adria bis Albanien. Sie wurde später (1871) um 27 Blätter vermehrt zu einer \"\"General-Carte von Europa in 47 Blättern\"\". - Der originale Schuber an den Kanten berieben und auf der Rückseite repariert. Die Karten sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, Kartographie,

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        Album malerischer Donau-Ansichten.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd o. J. [1856]. - Die Blätter in frischen, kräftigen Abzügen, vollkommen fleckenfrei, lediglich Schnitt minimal staubrandig.- Enthält Darstellungen von Ulm, Regensburg (2), Walhalla, Straubing, Passau, Engelhardszell, Aschach, Linz, Mauthausen, Grein, Wirbel, Strudel, Persenbeug, Melk, Krems, Dürnstein, Greifenstein, Klosterneuburg, Leopoldsberg, Wien (2), Theben, Pressburg, Gran, Wissegrad. - Gestochen nach Rudolf v. Alt (25), J. Mayer, F. Eibner v. J. Riegel, W. Lang, L. Oeder, P. Ahrens, J. Falkner, J. Richter, W.v. Abbema, A. Fesca, Witthoeft, Willmann, F. Hablitschek. - Nebehay-W. NW I/10. Quer-folio. 27 kolorierte Stahlstiche in bedruckter OHLn.-Mappe. Diese etwas bestoßen u. berieben.

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        EARLY HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, AS CONTAINED IN THE LETTERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JOSEPH C CABELL, HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1856. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. This copy signed with a personal inscription John H. McCue by the author Nathaniel F. Cabell. McCue attended Washington College as well as the University, served in the Confederate Army, and became a Judge in 1870. A rebacked copy in the publisher's brown cloth, with almost the entirety of the original spine laid down. The titling on the spine is quite faded. Very Good binding.

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        Instruction sur l'emploi du lacto-butyromètre

      Paris, Clech et Deroche, 1856, in-8, 12-32-32 pp, 1 planche en noir, un tableau dépliant, demi-basane bleu foncé de l'époque, dos lisse et fileté, Multiples planches en noir représentant instruments et tableaux scientifiques. Une planche dépliable. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Bon état.

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        Fragments sur l'appareil dentaire

      Montpellier, L. Cristin et Cie, 1856, in-8, 72 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Envoi signé de l'auteur à Édouard Carrier en première de couverture. Thèse présentée à la Faculté de médecine de Montpellier le 2 mai 1856. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Albert Carrier de Lyon. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Dos muet, refait.

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        Jottings in Australia: or, Notes on the flora and fauna of Victoria

      : with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], [1], 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the catologue section includes a nineteenth century pressed specimen of Halorageae, R. Brown (facing p.47); a very good copy. Ferguson, 10211.

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        Where there is a will there is a way: an ascent of Mont Blanc by a new route without guides.

      London, Longman 1856 - In 8° (cm. 20 x 13); pagg. XVI, 95, XXIV di pubblic. editoriale; con 1 carta a colori ripiegata f.t. 1 tavola f.t. all’antiporta; tela originale blu con titoli oro al dorso e impressioni a secco. VG. ** Prima edizione. Nava H/2, Neate H126, Perret 2292, Meckly 96. "Il Reverendo Hudson era un uomo di notevole forza fisica Aveva 27 anni quando, con Kennedy, Charles Ainslie, Cristopher e Grenville Smith, effettuò il 14 agosto 1855 la prima ascensione del Monte Bianco con partenza da Saint Gervais. In questa occasione il Monte Bianco fu raggiunto per la prima volta senza l’aiuto delle guide." (Nava)

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

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856 - Large octavo. Original brown cloth, skilfully recased and relined, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to spine and covers, hippopotamus vignette gilt to front cover, rhinoceros vignette gilt to rear, edges untrimmed. Bookplate of collector Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown. Cloth slightly lifting along a few short sections of front joint, a few repaired splits to cloth at spine-ends, light wear to bumped tips, frontispiece foxed, variable, lighter spotting to other plates and facing text-leaves, short closed tear to map stub touching frame only. A very good copy. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 15 similar plates, folding map, wood-engravings to the text First edition of Andersson's first book, a "famous early volume of African sport and travel a cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century" (Czech). "Few, if any, books 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. Many exciting hunting adventures are depicted by pen and pencil, and the author obtained a great insight into the curious customs of the natives and their rulers" (Mendelssohn). The lively plates depict the pursuit hippopotamus, eland, koodoo, oryx, ostriches, lion, and other big game; the American edition, published the same year, was in a smaller format and reproduced these images as illustrations within the letterpress. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden, travelled to England in 1849, intending to continue to Iceland but instead joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa, "an area which was, at that time, largely unknown to Europeans" (ODNB). The expedition set out in 1850, landed at Walvis Bay, modern-day Namibia, and travelled inland to the Windhoek, the Etosha salt pan and eventually reached Tounobis on the border with Botswana. Galton left in 1851, never to return to Africa, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1853 he set out to cross the desert to Lake Ngami (now no more than a seasonal marsh), taking a circuitous route via Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. After reaching the lake he continued 60 miles further north in search of the Okavango but was obliged to turn back, returning the following year via more settled districts. He published his account during a two-year return visit to England, Galton refusing to provide a loan to cover the costs, possibly because he had already published his own two books on the expedition. By 1857 Andersson was manager of the Walvis Bay Mining Company. His fortunes fluctuated wildly, and in 1864 he sold all his assets to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, receiving a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later. Czech pp. 6-7; Howgego IV A19; Mendelssohn I p. 41; SABIB I p. 65; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        English Traits

      Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston 1856 - 8vo, 312pp; brown cloth. First issue, with damaged type in the first word of the last line on p. 230 and "(1)" on the half-title. A presentable copy. 1856 ownership inscription; shallow chip to top of spine; light shelf-rubbing; gilt stamping slightly dulled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Recherches sur le dégagement de l'électricité dans les piles voltaïques

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1856, in-8, de 88 pages et 1 planches, exemplaire broché, sous couverture d'attente, exemplaire non coupé, Tiré à part, avec pagination nouvelle, extrait des Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Le mémoire fut lu devant l'Académie des Sciences le 16 juin 1856. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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