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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

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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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]

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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]

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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.

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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. Three volumes. First editions with the suppressed bath scene.

      Washington: Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer. 1856 - 4to. Original embossed cloth in the more valuable Senate edition. Private bookplate "Ex Biblioteca Oppenheimer" on front pastedowns. I: 537 pp. and 90 hors texte color and tinted lithographs including the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" facing page. 408, but which is not in the index of plates; II: 414 pp. and 23 hors texte color and tinted lithographs and numerous facsimiles, maps and charts; III: XLIV pp. and 705 pp. "Observations of Zodiacal Light" charts. Some foxing, mainly not visible on the rectos of the plates and/or in the margins. Sabin, 30958. Hill, 1332. Cordier Japonica 513-4; Cordier Sinica 2122-3; Bennett 88; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of letters, instructions, and reports, mainly concerning the cavalry regiments in Constantinople and Bulgaria.

      Sevastopol, Kadikoi, Shumla, Constantinople, Scutari and other places, late 1854 through spring 1856. - Altogether 74 pp. Mostly folio. Interesting collection of original English military correspondence from the Crimean War. The documents, mainly from the cavalry, comprise petitions of officers and veterinary surgeons, instructions for troops and sanitary personnel, reports of sanitary inspections (examinations of newly arrived horses, shooting of injured animals), hygienic conditions and measures (construction of latrines), disciplinary measures (theft, leaving battle without permission, remaining at night on the opposite side of the Bosporus, failure to appear at parade), letters regarding the return to England, etc. Among the signing officers are important commanders such as Sir James Yorke Scarlett (1799-1871), James Bucknall Estcourt (1802-55), Lord George Paget (1818-80), etc. - Occasional small tears; traces of folds; altogether clean. Detailed descriptions upon request.

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        Leçons sur les maladies de la peau

      Paris, Labé, 1856, in-folio, (4), 233, (3)pp, 60pl. (1 à 59 + 25bis), demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné, 60 planches gravées par Choubard, Annedouche, Oudet, Visto, Coupé et Viscot d'après E. Bocourt, Jadin, et coloriées par Gérard. PREMIERE EDITION collective de cet ouvrage paru d'abord en livraison de 1845 à 1856. Alphée Cazenave (1795-1877), médecin de l'hôpital Saint Louis et professeur agrégé de la Faculté de médecine de Paris, étudia les maladies de la peau d'après leurs caractères anatomiques. Il succède à Alibert, fondateur de l'Ecole de Dermatologie Française et à son disciple Biett, qui proposèrent les premières classifications de maladies cutanées. Dans cet ouvrage, Cazenave choisit de répertorier les pathologies selon huit groupes. Pour suppléer à la présence des malades, que les auditeurs pouvaient examiner lors des leçons, Cazenave décide d'accompagner son texte de planches dont les dessins ont tous été pris d'après nature. Dos refait, quelques rousseurs. Exemplaire superbement illustré de planches anatomiques très réalistes. Hirsch I-859.

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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. EA Kat. 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. Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableaux. Moutures. Notes.

      1856-1873. ____ Manuscrit rédigé par un spécialiste de la meunerie, un expert même puisque l'on y trouve le compte-rendu de son expertise pour un tribunal (p. 224-227). Son auteur, Paul Leguay a été employé dans différents moulins, comme conseiller ou directeur, dans l'Ouest de la France (Fougères, Chateaugontier, Port de Guipry, près de Rennes, moulin d'Aubusson, près de Flers, moulin des Fours à Chaux d'Angers, ..) puis de la région lyonnaise. Ce manuscrit, rédigé de 1856 à 1873 donne des descriptions techniques et des observations sur les moulins, leur mécanisme, les meules, les bluteries, les nettoyages, des comptes-rendus des moutures et de ses interventions, des tableaux sur la production de farine, les aspects économiques de la meunerie... Paul Leguay raconte (p. 407) son départ en 1863 du moulin de Fougères, en très mauvais termes avec son employeur. Il a plus tard succédé à son père comme propriétaire du moulin de Saint-Eloi, à Bézu Saint-Eloi, près Gisors (Eure). Des feuillets ont été insérés ici et là dans le volume et ne sont pas pris en compte dans la pagination. Le manuscrit est illustré par de nombreux dessins techniques à la plume. Une table des matières se trouve en fin de volume. Dos frotté, coiffes manquantes. Bon état intérieur. On joint un volume manuscrit du même : - Quelques notes prises dans les Calculs faits de Lenoir (ouvrage épuisé) et dans la Publication industrielle de Armengaud ainé. 1860. In-12 de 520 pp. Demi-basane de l'époque. *-------*. In-folio. Collation : 458, (5) pp. Demi-basane brune. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Trattato dell´ arte del carpentiere. Prima traduzione italiana dell´ingegnere Gio. Antonio Romano con note ed appendice sotto la direzione speciale del Dr. Gustavo bucchia. [2 Teile Text in 1 Bd. u. 1 Tafelteil; zus. 2 Bde.].

      Venedig, G Antonelli, 1856 u. 1858 2° (ca. 50 x 34.5 cm), Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 508 Spalten u. Schmutztitel, Titelbl. u. 694 Spalten, 157 gestochene Taf., Textbd.: Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt.; Tafelteil: gestochene Titeltaf. u. 157 lose gestochene Taf. in neuerer Priv.-Kart.-Schachtel, Textbd.: Kanten berieben, Fuss etw. läd., Vorderdeckel oben bestossen, erste Bl. etw. fleckig, randrissig u. knittrig (Titelbl. u. Schmutztitel an den Blatträndern m. Klebbd. verstärkt), Vs. leicht abgelöst, innen selten schwach stock- bzw. fingerfleckig; allg. gutes Ex.; Tafelteil: Titeltaf. m. 2 Wasserflecken, sonst vereinzelt schwach stockfl. (meist an den Stegen), einige Taf. etw. randknittrig. Ital. EA (nach der frz. EA von 1837 - 1841). - «Amand-Rose Emy (1771 - 1851). Colonel du génie. - Commanda à l`École d`artillerie et du génie de Metz. - Participa aux campagnes de l`Empire» (BNF). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Holzbau Architektur - GeschichteNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

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        The Black Brant

      J.B. Lippincott & Co 1856 - Ornithologist, businessman, and accomplished taxonomist, John Cassin named nearly 200 birds during his life as a lithographer and observer of birds in the 19th century. Paper dimensions: 7 ¼” x 10 ½” Medium: Chromolithograph [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le bon jardinier. Almanach pour l'année 1856

      Paris, Librairie agricole de la maison rustique, 1856, in-8, fort volume de 1564 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Exemplaire broché et non rogné, tel que paru. Mouillure claire en tête de l'ouvrage : néanmoins, état très satisfaisant.

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        Preussens Helden im Krieg und Frieden. Eine Geschichte Preußens seit dem großen Kurfürsten bis zum Ende der Freiheitskriege. Komplett mit allen VII (sieben) Bänden! 1) enthaltend den Zeitraum vom großen Kurfürsten bis zum Tode Friedrich Wilhelm I. 2) Friedrich der Große. 3-4): Neuere und neueste Preußische Geschichte. (Seit dem Tode Friedrich II. bis auf unsere Tage.) 5-7): Geschichte der Befreiungs-Kriege ( Befreiungskriege) 1813, 1814, 1915. Dargestellt nach theilweise ungedruckten Quellen und mündlichen Aufschlüssen bedeutender Zeitgenossen, sowie vielen Beiträgen von Mitkämpfern, unter Mittheilung eigener Erlebnisse. Von Elba nach St. Helena.

      Berlin, Gustav Hempel 4.A. / Vierte Auflage 1860 / 5.A. 1867 / EA 1854 / 7. A. 1864 / 7. A. 1864 / 7.A. 1866 1856 - Gr.-8°. Verschiedene Einbände. Insgesamt eher mäßig erhalten. Die Einbände unterschiedlich stark berieben, im Innenbereich zumeist etwas stockfleckig. Etwas muffig riechend. Komplett wohl selten, leider nur sehr mäßig erhaltene Ausgabe. Erster Band enthaltend den Zeitraum vom großen Kurfürsten bis zum Tode Friedrich Wilhelm I. Vierte Auflage 1856. Älterer Halbleinenband mit gestochenem Frontispiz Friedrich Wilhelm. VI (+I), 616 Seiten mit 19 von 20 Tafeln. Seiten 155-158 und Tafel Huldigung fehlend (In einfacher Kopie ergänzt und somit komplett). // Zweiter Band: Friedrich der Große. Geschildert als Mensch, Regent und Feldherr. Eine wahrheitsgetreue Geschichte seines Lebens und seiner Thaten ( auch: Fr.d.Gr. und seine General). Vierte Auflage 1860. Originalhalblederband mit goldverziertem Rücken und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. X, (4), 548 Seiten mit 130 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und einem lithochromierten Titelbild. // Dritter und Vierter Band: Neuere und neueste Preußische Geschichte. (Seit dem Tode Friedrich II. bis auf unsere Tage.) Fünfte vermehrte Auflage 1867. Originalhalbleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. XII, 911 (+1) Seiten mit 49 Illustrationen von Ludwig Löffler. Dieser Band gut erhalten. - Erste Auflage 1854. Neuerer schmuckloser schwarzer Pappband. XIV (+I), 896 Seiten. Fleckig und gering feuchtrandig // Fünfter bis Siebenter (VII.) Band: Geschichte der Befreiungs-Kriege ( Befreiungskriege) 1813, 1814, 1915. Dargestellt nach theilweise ungedruckten Quellen und mündlichen Aufschlüssen bedeutender Zeitgenossen, sowie vielen Beiträgen von Mitkämpfern, unter Mittheilung eigener Erlebnisse. Komplett in drei Bänden. Der dritte Band mit dem Nebentitel: Von Elba nach St. Helena. Drei Originalhalblederbände, Rücken stark berieben, von Band VI der Rücken lose dabei. 7.A. 1864 / XI (+I), 876, (3) Seiten mit 10 Karten ( farbiges Frontispiz Theodor Körner, 8 Karten und faksimiliertes Manuscript Blüchers) und 38 Holzschnitten. - 7. A. 1864 / XX, 1128 Seiten mit 6 Karten und 61 Holzschnitten. - 7.A. 1866 / XV (+I), 1352 (+2) Seiten mit 2 Karten und 56 Holzschnitten. HKC5250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Preussens Helden im Krieg und Frieden. Eine Geschichte Preußens seit dem großen Kurfürsten bis zum Ende der Freiheitskriege. Komplett mit allen VII (sieben) Bänden! 1) enthaltend den Zeitraum vom großen Kurfürsten bis zum Tode Friedrich Wilhelm I. 2) Friedrich der Große. 3-4): Neuere und neueste Preußische Geschichte. (Seit dem Tode Friedrich II. bis auf unsere Tage.) 5-7): Geschichte der Befreiungs-Kriege ( Befreiungskriege) 1813, 1814, 1915. Dargestellt nach theilweise ungedruckten Quellen und mündlichen Aufschlüssen bedeutender Zeitgenossen, sowie vielen Beiträgen von Mitkämpfern, unter Mittheilung eigener Erlebnisse. Von Elba nach St. Helena.

      Standort: HKC5250 Gr.-8. Verschiedene Einbände. Insgesamt eher mäßig erhalten. Die Einbände unterschiedlich stark berieben, im Innenbereich zumeist etwas stockfleckig. Etwas muffig riechend. Komplett wohl selten, leider nur sehr mäßig erhaltene Ausgabe. Erster Band enthaltend den Zeitraum vom großen Kurfürsten bis zum Tode Friedrich Wilhelm I. Vierte Auflage 1856. Älterer Halbleinenband mit gestochenem Frontispiz Friedrich Wilhelm. VI (+I), 616 Seiten mit 19 von 20 Tafeln. Seiten 155-158 und Tafel Huldigung fehlend (In einfacher Kopie ergänzt und somit komplett). // Zweiter Band: Friedrich der Große. Geschildert als Mensch, Regent und Feldherr. Eine wahrheitsgetreue Geschichte seines Lebens und seiner Thaten ( auch: Fr.d.Gr. und seine General). Vierte Auflage 1860. Originalhalblederband mit goldverziertem Rücken und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. X, (4), 548 Seiten mit 130 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und einem lithochromierten Titelbild. // Dritter und Vierter Band: Neuere und neueste Preußische Geschichte. (Seit dem Tode Friedrich II. bis auf unsere Tage.) Fünfte vermehrte Auflage 1867. Originalhalbleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. XII, 911 (+1) Seiten mit 49 Illustrationen von Ludwig Löffler. Dieser Band gut erhalten. - Erste Auflage 1854. Neuerer schmuckloser schwarzer Pappband. XIV (+I), 896 Seiten. Fleckig und gering feuchtrandig // Fünfter bis Siebenter (VII.) Band: Geschichte der Befreiungs-Kriege ( Befreiungskriege) 1813, 1814, 1915. Dargestellt nach theilweise ungedruckten Quellen und mündlichen Aufschlüssen bedeutender Zeitgenossen, sowie vielen Beiträgen von Mitkämpfern, unter Mittheilung eigener Erlebnisse. Komplett in drei Bänden. Der dritte Band mit dem Nebentitel: Von Elba nach St. Helena. Drei Originalhalblederbände, Rücken stark berieben, von Band VI der Rücken lose dabei. 7.A. 1864 / XI (+I), 876, (3) Seiten mit 10 Karten ( farbiges Frontispiz Theodor Körner, 8 Karten und faksimiliertes Manuscript Blüchers) und 38 Holzschnitten. - 7. A. 1864 / XX, 1128 Seiten mit 6 Karten und 61 Holzschnitten. - 7.A. 1866 / XV (+I), 1352 (+2) Seiten mit 2 Karten und 56 Holzschnitten.

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        [Works.] Christiern Pedersen danske skrifter, udgivne af C. J. Brandt og A. Th. Fenger. Forste bind. Postillens winterpart...Andet bind. Postillens sommerpart. Tidebogen. Bogen om messen...Tredie bind. Det nye testamente...Fjerde bind. Davids psalter og smaaskrifter 1531-33...Femte bind...Kejser Karl Magnus. Kong Olger Danske. Danske kroniker (efter haandskrifter)

      Kjobehavn: J. Gyldendalske, 1856. First edition, 5 volumes, 8vo; presentation copy from the editor to the runic archaeologist George Stephens; leaf from Pedersens' Alle Epistler oc Evangelia... (1518) laid in, original tan and blue paper-covered boards, paper labels on spines; mss. labels by Stephens on spines, joints, cracked, pages occasionally dog-eared, else good or better. Christiern Pedersen (c. 1480-1554) was the first man of letters in Denmark and considered the father of Danish literature. First a cathedral canon, later a Reformation convert, he published Saxo Grammaticus' Historica Danica in Paris. Pedersen is best known for his translation of the Bible into Danish, known as "Christian III's Bible," a landmark in Danish literature and still in use today. Brandt's and Fenger's collection of Pedersen's works is comprised of his Danish writings (1518-1533), and is of interest to historians, literary scholars and philologists. Volumes I and II include sermons for the entire church season along with texts for the day, breviaries and masses. Volume III is the New Testament, based on Luther's version. Volume IV includes the Psalms and other short writings. Volume V has Pederson's Danish versions of Charlemagne, the legend of Ogier the Dane, and a chronicle of Danish history. Volumes IV and V are edited by Brandt only.

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        A Tonic Dictionary of the Chinese Language in the Canton Dialect.

      Canton , printed at the Office of the Chinese Repository, 1856. - 8vo. XXXVI, 832 pp. (irregular pagination, but complete). 20th century auburn half calf preserving the upper original wrapper bound within, spine gilt in five compartments. First edition. - S. W. Williams (1812-84) was a linguist, official, missionary and sinologist from the U.S. during the early 19th century. "Tonic" in Chinese linguistics denotes the syllable within a tone group that has the greatest prominence because it carries the main change of pitch. - Slight worming to front flyleaves (not concerning book). Bound at the Sam Ying Co. in Hong Kong with the bookbinder's stamp to inside front cover. Pencil ownership of "J. J. Gough" to title page; signature of the English medallist Allan Wyon, F.S.A. (1843-1907; cf. DNB 1912, 716f.) above the red woodcut stamp in Chinese on the upper wrapper cover. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gildet paa Solhoug. Skuespil i tre Akter.

      Christiania 1856. 88 s. Fraktur. Et blankt bl. foran tbl. [S & R s. 87]. Samt. skinnbd. uten ryggtittel. Permkanter slitt, n. på blankt ark, liten fuktskj. i margen av de første bl.

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        Tenth Annual Report Of The Board Of Regents Of The Smithsonian Institution As Presented to The United States Senate, 34th Congress, 1st Session, 1856

      RARE. Exlib. 10,000 copy run. Published by Smithsonian Institution 1856. GOOD- CONDITION. Black embossed paper boards. ANTIQUARIAN.

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        The Piazza Tales [Thomas J. Van Alstyne's copy]

      New York: Dix & Edwards, 1856. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's purple blind-embossed "T" cloth, gilt spine, yellow endpapers; [4],431,[1],[7](ads)pp. Spine sunned and gilt quite faded, light mottling to cloth, else a Very Good or better, unrestored copy. Contemporary ownership bookplate accomplished in manuscript of New York Representative and mayor of Albany Thomas J. Van Alstyne (1827-1903). BAL 13669.

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        The Russian Empire

      London Chapman and Hall 1856 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxvii, 432; viii, 463pp., bound as an Eton College leaving present, contemporary polished calf gilt, covers with gilt borders, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled edges, a fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HUNTER'S OTTAWA SCENERY, in the Vicinity of Ottawa City, Canada

      Second edition. Folio, 33.5 cm, original dark brown cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered within a gilt circle on front cover, all edges gilt. pp 19 text (in double columns) + frontispiece and illustrated title + 13 other lithographed plates (mostly tinted) with tissue guards + folding map. Small cloth chips to spine tips, minor damp spotting to covers; small ink blot to fore edge of tissue guard at title leaf, map creased but not torn, small evidence of removed bookplate inside front cover, else a fine, lovely copy, text and plates very clean, no foxing, hinges and joints not cracked, no owner names, plates a clear strike. TPL 3563, Lande 1861, Sabin 33937. The lithographs were from Hunter's own drawings and were printed in Boston by J.H. Bufford, who also worked with Nathaniel Currier. "Probably the first book to include lithographs drawn by Winslow Homer, who was apprenticed to Bufford's of Boston at the relatively late age of eighteen, for a period of two years. The present work includes the apprentice's first substantial published lithograph (the third plate, View of the Locks, Entrance of Rideau Canal) which is initialed by Homer, and the large title vignette and five other plates that are attributable to him on grounds of style". - Tatham, Winslow Homer and the Printed Book (1992). " 'Ottawa scenery' first appeared in ... a small initial printing of ... a few hundred copies. A second edition ... still carrying the year 1855 on its title page, followed, probably in mid-1856... In the second edition the letterpress has been entirely reset, though the contents of Hunter's essay are virtually the same. In the first edition the signature marks on the gatherings of pages are numerals; in the second edition they are letters. Hunter altered the folding map for the second edition chiefly to show additional rail lines around Chicago. Bufford's shop redrew three of the lithographic views for the second edition. The need for a second edition seems to have arisen in the spring of 1856, when the Canadian Legislative Assembly ordered 140 copies of the book, one for each of its members. Presumably this was to inform the legislators about the town that had just become a contender in the consideration of sites for the new capitol. Because Hunter had apparently not forseen a need for a second printing, he had made no arrangements to keep standing either the type or the stones from which the first edition had been printed." - Tatham. The plates include: (1) Bird's Eye View of Chaudière Falls; (2) Rideau Falls; (3) View of Locks; (4) View from Barrack Hill - Looking Down the Ottawa; (5) View from Barrack Hill; (6) Junction of the Gatineau with the Ottawa river; (7) The Approach of the Suspension Bridge; (8) Suspension Bridge over Chaudière Falls; (9) The Big Kettle; (10) A Portion of the Chaudière Falls, from the North; (11) The Chasm, Chaudière Falls; (12) View from Interior of Chasm; (13) Timber Slide; (14) Natural Curiosity Ottawa River. An excellent copy of the first, largest, and best view book of Canadian artist and designer William Stanley Hunter, Jr. Binding: Hardcover .

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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.

      - London, Murray, 1856. 8vo. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, richly ornamented in gilt, gilt-stamped black morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers and edges; pp. [iii]-xvi, 456, frontispiece, folding plan of the ship, folding map, vignette on title; minor rubbing to binding, a very good, clean and fresh copy. First edition. Baikie was surgeon and naturalist of the government-sponsored Niger expedition of 1854. One of the main objectives, which they failed to accomplish, was to make contact with Heinrich Barth, who had reached the upper Niger from the Sahara. After the death of the leader of the expedition, Baikie took command of the exploring vessel. The steamship Pleiad made the first successful voyage up the Niger and its main tributary, the Benue, travelling over two hundred and fifty miles of previously uncharted water. 'On October 20 they reached the confluence again. Baikie had the satisfaction of knowing that he had reached a point several hundred miles higher than that previously attained. . . .[the book's] conclusion contains proposals for exploitation of his success. . . The brightest page which Baikie wrote was relegated to an appendix. This was his demonstration of the prophylactic value of quinine by the fact that not one of the Europeans on board the Pleiad died of fever'. (Lloyd, The Search for the Niger). National Maritime Museum I, 232 (erroneous collation). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Lichnowsky").

      Verona, 9. März 1856. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. An Feldmarschalleutnant Graf Woyna betr. dessen "Gesuch um Pensions Erhöhung". - Wilhelm Graf von Lichnowsky nahm 1809 als Fähnrich am Feldzug gegen Napoleon teil und kämpfte im Feldzug von 1813/14 als Hauptmann "bei dem neuaufgestellten Savoyisch-österreichischen Berg-Jäger-Korps mit. 1831 kam er zum Infanterieregiment 60, dessen Kommando er ab seiner Ernennung zum Oberst (1834) führte" (ÖBL V, 183). Nach einigen weiteren Stationen in Kaschau, Wien und Verona trat Lichnowsky als Feldzeugmeister in den Ruhestand. - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Die Nester der geselligen Wespen. Beschreibungen neuer Nester- und einiger neuen Wespen-Arten des naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg, nebst Betrachtungen über den Nesterbau im Allgemeinen.

      Hamburg, Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg, 1856. 4to (27.6 x 21.8 cm). 51 pp., 19 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.= Perhaps the first publication entirely devoted to the nests of wasps. With excellent coloured illustrations. Rare, separately printed monograph from the Abhandlungen. Karl August Möbius (1825-1908) was a German entomologist and director of the zoological museum in Berlin. Dedication by the author on the first blank. Library stamp in the lower margin of the title page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Horn-Schenkling, 15250; Nissen ZBI, 2849.

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        The Piazza Tales

      Dix & Edwards 1856 - First Edition, First Printing. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with some repair. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear. Overall, a collectable copy. We buy Melville First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1856 TRUE 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map

      Philadelphia : Childs & Peterson : J.P. Lippincott ; Boston : Phillips, Sampson, 1856. First edition. - 1856 TRUE 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map The Arctic Exploration, or ‘Advance,’ led by Elisha Kent Kane, was financed to find Sir John Franklin and his ship which was missing. While Franklin was never found, Kent and his explorers were able to gather a lot of information about people, geography, and natural history of the Arctic region, a relatively unknown region of the world. The discoveries found on this voyage include the Humboldt Glacier, Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, and reaching the farthest north of any exploration at the time. This first edition book was immensely popular shortly after it was first published and was “often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination of America’s bedside reading tables” (Books on Ice 3.9). This book includes 18 engraved plates, 3 maps, and many in-text illustrations of icebergs, ship scenes, animals, and portraits. Item number: #987 Price: $750 KANE, Elisha Kent Arctic explorations : the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 Philadelphia : Childs & Peterson : J.P. Lippincott ; Boston : Phillips, Sampson, 1856. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 464, 467 o Illustrated with 18 full-page engravings + engraved frontispieces and titles • Binding: Fine leather; tight & secure • References: Sabin 37001; not in Howes; Arctic Bibliography 8373; • Edition point: map does not include “Kane Sea” label, and thus is the true 1st printing • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 987 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Report of the Trial of Edward O Coburn, And Benjamin F.

      1856 - A Botched Robbery Leads to Manslaughter [Trial]. Coburn, Edward O., Defendant. Dalton, Benjamin F., Defendant. Complete Report of the Trial of Edward O. Coburn, And Benjamin F. Dalton, For the Manslaughter of William Sumner. Boston: Burnham, Federhen, 1856. 58 pp. 4 woodcut portrait plates. Includes 4 pages of advertisements. Text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Light soiling to wrappers, some edgewear, light browning and faint dampstaining to wrappers and text. $650. * Only edition. Coburn and Dalton encountered Sumner when they were attempting to rob his house. They attacked Sumner and escaped. After Sumner died as a result of the assault, Coburn and Dalton were charged with manslaughter and tried at the Boston Municipal Court. They were acquitted of manslaughter, but convicted on a charge of assault and battery. This case was published by the Boston Daily Times and reported by that paper's court reporter. OCLC locates 7 copies in law libraries (Columbia, Essex Law Library, Library of Congress, Harvard, Social Law, University of Minnesota, Washington University). Not in McDade. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12438. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Potter.

      Shelton, printed for the Central Committee of Operative Potters, by Robert Hopkinson, No.33, John-street. [1856-1857] [colophon]. 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]. Apparently all published. A weekly periodical published each Saturday from May 31, 1856 to Nov. 21, 1857, each priced at one halfpenny. The journal was clearly intended to be read by working potters in the Potteries, the emphasis throughout being on workers' right, wages, hours of work, the cost of living, mutual support, and all the trials and tribulations of the operative potter and his family. This weekly half-penny journal of the CCOP was conducted from John Street Shelton by Robert Hopkinson for an unspecified period. It had been preceded by a folio sized newspaper of the Printers' Union in the 1840s, copies of which are in the BL, but this smaller format weekly journal is a quite separate publication, dealing with both general and local issues of working class life and socialism amongst the workers of the Potteries in the Midlands. This workforce constituted the most militant trade union activity of the period, and has often been written about, the Transfer Printers being the largest and most vocal group. Their specific interests were pursued through this publication which had an extensive provincial circulation of, it claims, 1250, however none of the institutional libraries we were able to consult on-line had any issues of it at all. This set, bound up at the period, lacks six issues (as noted by the original binder - they have not been removed), viz. 5, 36, 44, 45, 63 & 65. The volume was given to the library of Lincoln Baptist Chapel in the 19th century as part of the Thomas Cooper Memorial, and there can be little doubt that these are the bound-up copies of Thomas Cooper, the great Chartist poet. Whether he himself contributed to the periodical in either poetry or prose we are not aware.

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

      In fine condition.. 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.

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        Leaves of Grass.

      Brooklyn, New York: Fowler and Wells, 1856. Rare second edition of Leaves of Grass with an additional twenty poems not found in the first edition as well as a new section of correspondence and reviews entitled "Leaves-droppings" that begins with the famous letter from Emerson containing the salutation "I greet you at the beginning of a great career." Small octavo, original green cloth. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Walt Whitman. One of a 1,000 copies. In very good condition with some toning to the spine and overall light wear. Bookplate of Barrett Wendell to the inside gutter. Barrett was an American academic and a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and he was also elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers. Bookplate of William Whitwell Greenough. Greenough was a Boston merchant and politician, trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1856-1888, President of the Board of Trustees, 1866-1888. A nice example of this rarity with noted provenance. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy In a sense, it is America

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        Observations addressed, at the last anniversary, to the president and fellows of the Royal Society . . .

      John Murray, London 1856 - Babbage, Charles (1791-1871). Observations addressed, at the last anniversary, to the president and fel- lows of the Royal Society, after the delivery of the med- als. 10, [2]pp. London: John Murray, 1856. 213 x 127 mm. Disbound.Tiny stab-holes in left margin, small chip in last leaf but very good. Ownership stamp of Dr. A. Nardecchia on title. First Edition. In 1853 the Swedish engineers Georg and Edvard Scheutz constructed their first successful working Difference Engine, a calculating and printing machine based on Babbage’s designs and research. Babbage applauded the Scheutzes’ efforts and did his best to publicize their machine, as he did in this address to the Royal Society in which he gave a brief summary of the Scheutz machine’s construction, noted that it had won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition, and chided the Royal Society for failing to honor the Scheutzes in similar fashion."Sweden has thus secured for herself the glory of having been the first nation practically to produce a machine for Calculating Mathematical Tables by Differences, and Printing the Results. Wealthier and more powerful nations will regret that the coun- try of Berzelius should thus have anticipated them, in giving effect to an invention which requires for its perfection the tools of nations more highly advanced in mechanical science. But there is still left to them the honor of acknowledging the services of a foreigner, from which the richest and most commercial countries will derive the greatest advantage" (p. 8).Rare on the market. Van Sinderen,"The printed papers of Charles Babbage,"73. Not in Origins of Cyberspace. [Attributes: First Edition]

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