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      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856.. Four volumes (all published), consisting of volumes 1, 2, 3, and 6. xiii,[3],556pp. plus three maps and eleven plates; ix,[3],300pp. plus two maps and thirty-five plates of natural history subjects and Indian artifacts (many colored); cclxxxviii,492pp. plus one plate; xlviii,420pp. Quarto. First and second volumes in contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, morocco labels, gilt. Third and sixth volumes in original gilt pictorial, blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Bindings generally rubbed and edgeworn, corners bumped. Small library stamp on titlepage of sixth volume. Save for an intermittent tideline in first volume (not affecting plate images), internally very clean, with bright, fresh plates. A very good set. The first volume bears a presentation inscription on the titlepage: "W. Jeffries Wyman with compliments of the author." A full set of this landmark expedition, including the two seldom found volumes of astronomical observations and experiments. The fourth and fifth volumes were never published, and the last two volumes are very scarce. The first volume comprises a detailed account of Chile, covering geography, resources, history, and political situation, and a narrative of the expedition's travels in the country. The second volume contains a variety of reports, mostly on natural history subjects, as well as an account of Archibald MacRae's journey across the Andes and pampas of the Argentine Provinces, including a map of part of the Argentine Republic. The bird plates that illustrate John Cassin's report on birds in the second volume are beautifully colored. The appendices are on zoology, mammals (by Spencer Baird), birds (by John Cassin), reptiles, fishes, plants, and paleontology. The third volume records thousands of astronomic observations in tabular format, conducted at various places, including the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.; in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and in Santiago, Chile. The fourth volume (Volume 6) contains more astronomic observations and experiments, mostly from Chile, but also from other observatories around the world. The first volume includes a remarkable folding panoramic view of the city of Santiago, from the summit of Santa Lucia. "This expedition to South America, led by James Melville Gilliss (1811-65), was the third American Naval Scientific expedition; the first was that of Charles Wilkes to the Pacific and the second that of William Francis Lynch to the Holy Land. These scientific expeditions were notable successes and their published products are much appreciated. This expedition went overland to Panama City and then via the South Pacific to Callao, Valparaiso, and Santiago. A subsidiary expedition was sent to explore northern Chile as far as La Paz, Bolivia" - Hill. HILL 707. SABIN 27419. McGRATH, pp.95, 117.

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      London:: Tavistock House,. 1856.. ALs: 6-1/2" x 8-1/2". Engraving: 7" x 5". Gadshill: 4-1/4" x 6-3/4". Overall Framed size: 16-3/8" x 17-3/4". 30 lines of holograph text, including Dickens' full signature & hallmark flourish.. Matted, and framed in a simple black wood frame, with a red "A. Miller / Picture Frames, Inc." label on reverse [appears pre-WWII].. Age-toning to matt. Overall, an attractive Very Good item.. CD, writing to an unknown correspondent, tells of of his son Charley's stay/schooling in Germany, with one Professor MŸller who supervised "the classical part of his studies." Dickens continues, "I was in all respects well satisfied." though Charley "considered him 'a Dragon in respect of his ardour for work.'" This letter *partially* published by Storey & Tillotson in Volume 8 [p. 206] of the Pilgrim Letters, with their abbreviated text coming from a 1901 Walter M Hill catalogue. The actual letter, here offered, has a concluding 5 line paragraph not previously recorded.

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        The Chess Player's Chronicle

      London -R. Hastings, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of volume VI of the first English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. With numerous diagrams throughout. The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became the Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R. B. Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Pagination starts at page 33. Bookseller's label of T. F. and E. Wood to front pastedown. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and wear to the head and tail of the spine. Both joints starting and tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some handling marks and patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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...Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and His Officers

      New York.: D. Appleton and Company.. 1856.. Black and white engraved plates (steel and wood engravings) and in-text illustrations, 11 folding maps, vii+624pp, index, errata slip bound in, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, decorative gilt embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Rejointed and rebacked with original decorative gilt spine label attached; hinges strengthened. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled; foxing to frontispiece, occasional faint foxed spots to interior, plate opposite page 312 and that page stained (apparently a liquid was spilt over them, but it affects only these two pages and some light and small areas of stain to the fore edge), some faint offsetting, overall good, clean condition. A fascinating collection of images and historical information on the Empire of Japan and adjacent countries at the time of Japan's opening to the West. Amongst the folding maps are a map of Taiwan, and maps of Hakodate and Shimoda harbors. Introductory sections briefly cover "Name, Extent, and Geography", "Origin of the Japanese People", "Government", "Religion", "Natural Productions", etc. Chapters cover "Probabilities of a successful mission from the United States to Japan", "Voyage from the Capes of the Chesapeake to Madeira", "Mauritius, its Discovery", "Singapore", "Arrival at Hong Kong", "Hospitable treatment in Macao", "exploration of Lew Chew", "Visits on the Shore of Japan", "Simoda Temples and Shrines", "Prospects for Christianity", etc. In the introduction, Commodore M.C. Perry states that the work was compiled by "a disinterested third party, who might weave the various materials into a connected narrative of all the important events, uninfluenced by that partiality for his own words or acts..." The folding maps (all in very good condition) are as follows: Chart showing the track of the flagships of the U.S. Japan Expedition to the East.d of the Cape of Good Hope 1853 & 1854; Chart of the Harbor of Napha Lew Chew Is.; Island of Great Lew Chew; Great Lew Chew and its Dependencies; Chart of the Bonin Group of Islands; Map of the Japan Islands; Bay of Yedo; Shimoda Harbor; Chart of the Kuro Siwo or Japan Stream of the Pacific; Hakodadi Harbor; The Island of Formosa. The steel engravings include a sumo match at Yokohama. This is the one volume edition of this momentous expedition, including all included in the narrative section (Volume I) of the original 3 volume edition. .

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        L'Ancien Régime et la Revolution.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1856. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with a bit of wear to spine and to hinges. Ffront inner hinge a bit weak. Very minor accasional brownspotting. A very light marginal dampstaining to first and last leaves. Otherwise internally nice and clean. Bookplate to inside of front board ("Escourt Library"). XXI, (1), 456, (1, -errata) pp.. First edition of Tocqueville's highly influential and thorough study of the French Revolution - a work, which has done a great deal for the understanding of the Revolution, both in France and abroad. With its amazing exposition of the destiny of the French society, this work came to influence much later writing on the French Revolution and significantly affected a general view of, not the history of the French Revolution but, how the Revolution came about and how it should be understood. "The book I now publish is not a history of the French Revolution; that history has been written with too much success for me to attempt to write again. This volume is a study on the Revolution." (Avant-propos, p. VII)

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

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

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        PAROISSIEN ROMAIN. Contenant les offices de tous les Dimanches et des principales fêtes de l´année. En latin et en francais.

      Paris, Morizot, 1856. 668 pp. + b/w illustrations. Bound with beautifully carved front ivory spine and back on blue velvet. All edges blue with gilt stars. With one steelclasp.. Text in french. A wonderful bookbinding. Inner front hinge restored and rear loose. Measurement: 8x11,5 cm

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        The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The Priority of Encumbrancers

      First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010. Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean copy. Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1856.

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

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        Diccionario Juridico-Commercial

      1856. Borges, Jose Ferreira [1786-1838]. Diccionario Juridico-Commercial. Porto: Typographia de S.J. Pereira, 1856. viii, 423 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over original marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Slight rubbing to boards with moderate edgewear. Some toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing in places. Early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Second and final edition. A highly regarded dictionary dealing with commercial law, commerce and political economy. According to the preface, it was intended to be a companion to the author's Codigo Commercial Portuguez (1836). It was originally published in 1839. Both editions of this dictionary are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley), 1 of the second (at the Library of Congress). Catalogo da Livraria de Azevedo-Samodaes 1204.

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        Pangeometrie, oder die auf einer allgemeinen und strengen Theorie der Parallelen gegründeten Hauptsätze der Geometrie.Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1858.

      First German edition of Lobachevskii's last publication on non-Euclidean geometry (first published in Kazan 1856).<br/><br/> The work was dictated by Lobachevskii, who was by then blind, in French, the previous year for the commemoration proceedings planned for February 1855, but publication was delayed by the Tsar over a disagreement over the date of the University's founding. In the meantime, the Russian version was prepared and published, more or less simultaneously with the French. This German edition is little known: it is not mentioned in Friedrich Engel's 'Zwei geometrische Abhandlungen' (1898) and Heinrich Liebmann claims in his own German translation (1902) that it is the first.<br/><br/> With the title <i>Pangeometrie</i> Lobachevskii emphasizes the universality of his 'imaginary geometry' and gives his most concise formulation of a geometry free of the parallel postulate. In this work Lobachevskii applies differential and integral calculus to non-Euclidean geometry and develops important refinements of his earlier works. "Numerous deductions, notably that of the fundamental equation of hyperbolic geometry, are given in other forms: until his last days, despite his precarious health, Lobachevskii sought to perfect the geometry he had constructed" (Kagan). The work ends with Lobachevskii discussing the geometry of nature and the necessity of experimentally determining if space is in fact non-Euclidean. <br/><br/> "In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevskii himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid's axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system imaginary geometry, proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevskii's merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid's geometry and to consider it a special case of a more general system" (B.A. Rosenfeld in DSB).. 8vo (228 x 139 mm), in: 'Archiv für wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland', Volume 17, no. 3, pp 397-456, the complete issue (pp [2:title] 341-498) offered here in the original green printed wrappers, uncut and unopened a very fine copy. Rare as the single issue in wrappers

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        4 autograph letters to Dr. Harley on scientific subjects

      Brighton & London, 1856. No Dust Jacket. Hall, Marshall (1790-1857). Four A.L.s. to George Harley (1829-96). The first letter dated March 13, 1856, from 11 Princes Street, Hanover Square, London; the remaining letters dated December 24, 26 and 27 from 37 King's Road, Brighton. 8vo. 12pp. total. 191 x 117 mm. Creased where previously folded, light soiling along folds, otherwise very good. A series of letters on medical and scientific subjects from the British neurologist Marshall Hall, author of seminal works on reflex action and epilepsy (Garrison-Morton 1359 & 4812), to Dr. George Harley, who published the classic description of paroxysmal hemoglobinuria ("Harley's disease"; G-M 4171) in 1865. The letters refer to Harley's physiological experiment on a cat and what appears to be a course of investigations on the nerves using the poison woorali (a source of one of the constituents of curare); Hall agreed to supply Harley with woorali, and posed many questions and suggestions as to how Harley might proceed. Also mentioned are Claude Bernard's investigations of the pneumogastric [i.e., vagus] nerve, the work of the French physiologist Charles Brown-Sequard, and the investigations of Regnault and Reiset on respiration (G-M 932). The letters read as follows: (March 13, 1856): I have long looked for you, hoping you would one day call on me. I was much pleased with your experiment. It was doubtless an Epileptoid affection induced by a morbid condition of incident nerves. Many such cases in the human subject are on record. Have you seen the (English) work of M. Brown-Sequard published in the United States? [possibly a reference to G-M 1322, Brown-Sequard's paper, "Experimental researches applied to physiology and pathology," Med. Exam. 8 (1852): 481-504] May I publish your experiment omitting the part respecting the cat's death by worrying-with?-or without?-your name? When did you last see Dr. Marcot? Pray make my kind remembrances to Prof. Sharpey. I trust his health is improved. _____________ (December 24, 1856): You are quite welcome to the Woorali; but how to get it [to] you I know not, until I return to London, which is uncertain as to date. All my goods & chattels are in a hired room in Wandsworth. I wrote you a third note. Did you receive it? I have procured Reid. Has [Claude] Bernard changed his opinion since 1855? I fancy not. I mean the opinion that the pneumogastric ends [illeg.] in the lungs, [illeg.] thro' the medulla [illeg.] in a reflex route. _____________ (December 26, 1856): I heard of your kind inquiries after me the other day at Mr. Bullock's. For an idea of my malady I may refer you to the Lancet for Nov. 22, p. 560 where you will find a series of [illeg.] which confirm my symptoms. I am certainly not worse since I came to Brighton seven weeks ago. But the cold, fog and north wind are very trying to me. How does your [illeg.] proceed? Pray write fully and tell me all about it. I have been reading your paper sur le Diabete. One idea has occurred to me: Could the Ether act in the lung, carried thither by the vena cava, right side of the heart and [3 words, illeg.]? What would be the corresponding effect of injecting it into the jugular vein? What are the precise effects of dividing 1. [illeg.] pneumogastris; 2. both; 3. the right; 4. the left? But you will say-Ohe, jam satis! Let me hear from you at great length and be informed that I shall always take great interest in your proceedings. _____________ (December 27, 1856): It has occurred to me that on leaving London, I gave the vial containing the Woorali poison to Mr. Lloyd Bullock (15 Hanover Street) for safe keeping. Pray call on him and ask if this be so and then it is very much at your service. Mr. Bullock will give it to you on showing him this poisons document! When you see Mr. Bullock pray kindly ask him about the degree of trouble to him of once more repeating my last four experiments, and then ask yourself whether you would kindly join him in making them less [illeg.] as to their results. A young friend of mine recently from Paris would be present. What I was to know is whether Bernard has changed his opinion as expressed in his 8vo volume p. that the excitation of the pneumogastric by [illeg.] air in the lung is a cause of the formation of sugar in the liver. Where is Regnault and Reiset's paper on respiration? What was the [illeg.] in your investigation? I am much obliged to Dr. Marcot. Why did I never see him recently when in London? Pray give him one of the inclosed, accept one yourself, and place the third on the Library Table at University College. DSB (Hall).

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        Autograph letter, Signed

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

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        Beiträge zu einer Militärischen Kostüm-Kunde oder Abbildungen der Kostüme und Uniformen des Württembergischen Militärs von der Zeit des 30jährigen Krieges bis auf unsere Tage.

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

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        Die Schweiz in Bildern.

      Quer-folio. (45) Bl., 8 S. Mit 1 gest. Titel, 45 Stahlstichtafeln und zahlr. gest. Textvignetten von Kaspar Ulrich Huber nach Johann Jakob Ulrich. Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. Lonchamp 2432. - Barth 17316. - Wäber 84. - Erste Ausgabe. Schönes seltenes Ansichtenwerk "mit den Zeichnungen zu dem großen und heute noch beachtenswerten Ansichtenwerk wollte Ulrich dem Vertrieb minderwertiger Schweizeransichten entgegenwirken" (Brun III, 347 ff), gestochen von Kaspar Ulrich Huber (1825-1882) nach Johann Jakob Ulrich (1898-1877), der das Werk im eigenen Verlag publizierte, die Tafeln mit dessen Blindprägestempeln. Die ausfrührlichen Beschreibungen zu den Tafeln und der "ergänzende Anhang" vom Zürcher Redaktor und Journalist Johann Jakob Reithard (1805-1857). "Auch schrieb er als Freund der Natur und Kunst den Text zu dem vortrefflichen - gleichfalls nicht genug verbreiteten - Werke seines Freundes Ulrich: Bilder aus der Schweiz" (Pestalozzi, Ludwig: J.J. Reithard "Zürcher Taschenbuch" S. 47, Zürich, 1882). Enthält neben den Ansichten von Baden, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Genf, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, Neuenburg, Solothurn und Zürich auch einige selten gezeigte Ansichten wie Mesocco, Klosters, Hausen, Teufen etc. - Durchgehend stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen

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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856. No Dust Jacket. Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 253 mm. Small tear in one margin, slight soiling, but very good. Photograph of Peter Mark Roget, best known as the compiler of Roget's Thesaurus (first ed. 1852), which has remained in print since its first publication. He is also known for having invented the log-log slide rule (1815), and for his 1824 paper entitled "Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel when seen through vertical apertures," which dealt with persistence of vision in regard to moving objects; this paper is one of the foundation works in the history of cinema. Roget trained as a physician, and helped to found both the School of Medicine at the University of Manchester, and the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, which later became the Royal Society of Medicine. He was the author of the fifth Bridgewater Treatise, Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1834).

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        Fr. Magendie. Lecon d'ouverture du cours de medecine du College de France. Inscribed presentation copy

      Bailliere Bailliere, 1856. No Dust Jacket. Bernard, Claude (1813-73). Fr [ancois] Magendie. Le? d'ouverture du cours de m?cine du Coll? de France. . . . 8vo. [4] 36pp. Paris: Bailli?, 1856. 222 x 143 mm. Original printed wrappers. Light marginal dampstaining, but very good. Bernard's autograph presentation inscription on the front wrapper: "Monsieur le Docteur Amed?Latour, hommage de l'Auteur." First Edition. Bernard's longtime mentor Fran?s Magendie died in 1855, and Bernard, who had succeeded Magendie as professor of medicine at the Coll? de France, opened his winter series of lectures with the present obituary notice, which includes a bibliography of Magendie's publications. "What Bernard found to say in this lecture of the man of whom he speaks in the French manner as 'my master,' is testimony to his profound respect for the older man's intellectual distinction and the contribution he had made to physiology and medicine, especially through his sponsorship of the experimental method. . . . [Bernard] was especially proud to be numbered in the legacy of experimenters which Magendie had bequeathed to physiology. Before Magendie, Bernard said, the experimenters could be counted; after him, it was the physiologists who did not experiment who could be counted and who needed to justify their existence" (Olmsted & Olmsted, pp. 90-91). Bernard presented this copy to the French physician Amed?Latour (1805-82), editor-in-chief of L'Union m?cale and author of works on pathology and phthisis. Grmek, p. 315. Hirsch (for Latour). Scarce, with only five copies in North American libraries cited in NUC and OCLC (Yale, Columbia, NLM, Coll. Phys. Phila., & Mary Washington College in Virginia).

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        Sverige framstäldt i taflor.

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

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        The Fruits Of America, Containing Richly Colored Figures, And full descriptions On All The Choicest Varieties Cultivated In The United States

      D. Appleton NY: D. Appleton, 1852-1856. First edition. leather_bound. Modern three quarter brown calf and marbled boards. 2 vols. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 100 & 96 pages. 8vo, 26 x 18 cm. Ninety-six chromolithograph plates [with tissue guards] by Boston's William Sharp & Son, plus a plethora of woodcuts of fruit, flowers and trees. "He published also two complete volumes and part of a third entitled FRUITS OF AMERICA, purposing to give `richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States.' This work was issued in parts from 1847 to 1856, though the title page of the first complete volumes bears the date 1852. The volumes are handsomely printed printed and contain plates.......sketched from nature by Hovey himself." [see: DNB, Vol. 9, p.272]. Hovey also made the greatest single contribution to horticulture in the origination of the Hovey strawberry -- the first North American variety produced by a definite plan of breeding. NISSEN 941. REESE #20. Ex-library, no exterior marks, perforated library stamp title page, plates with circular library stamp in margins at lower corners. Vol. I plates and text clean and bright. Vol.II scattered text age-toning, plates affected mostly at margins. Lovely modern binding, raised bands, red leather spine label lettered in gilt.

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        Rural Architecture: a Series of Designs for Ornamental Cottages and Villas; exemplified in plans, elevations, sections and Details. With Descriptions

      Glasgow, Edinburgh & London: Blackie and Son, 1856.. Second Edition. Folio Half green leather (worn) over matching buckram with gilt decoration to spine, 84 engraved plates showing detailed plans and elevations , 100pp. End papers split at front joint, some browning. Heavy book which will require extra shipping.

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