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        The Quorndon Hounds; or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray. By Frank Forester

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1856. Second American edition. With original illustrations by the author. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, front cover detached, portion of spine title detached but present, internally fine, A PRESENTATION COPY. Second American edition. With original illustrations by the author. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare Frank Forester Presentation Copy. Inscribed on verso of front wrapper: "Miles James / The gift of / Henry W. Herbert". Rare. Van Winkle, p. 45

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Arctic Explorations

      Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson,, 1856. The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. 2 volumes, octavo ( 220 × 140 mm). Original dark brown wave-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative blind frames to boards, enclosing blind ship vignettes to front, brown coated endpapers. With engraved vignette titles, engraved portrait frontispieces of Kane and Grinnell from Brady daguerreotypes, 18 engraved plates with tissue guards, 3 maps, one of them folding, folding isothermal chart, and numerous wood engravings in the text. Boards lightly rubbed, spine of vol. 1 rolled, closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, clean and fresh in the original cloth, with particularly rich impressions of the plates. First edition, first state, the folding map without "Kane Sea" labelling the expanse between Smith Strait and Kennedy Channel: the appellation was inserted only after an American historian of Arctic exploration, Colonel Peter Force, wrote to the publishers demonstrating that Kane's discovery of the strait had been suppressed (see Elder, Biography of Elisha Kent Kane, pp. 229-30); copies also noted in a variant binding with the ship vignettes in gilt. "In a brief life of thirty-six years, mostly in ill health, Elisha Kent participated in two Arctic expeditions and by the time of his death in 1857 was regarded as a true American hero and one of the nation's most popular authors … Little went right in the second expedition [but] there were many notable achievements … The discoveries of Kennedy Channel, the Kane Basin, a record north of 80° 10'N, and the sighting of the Humboldt Glacier were important firsts for Kane … The book became enormously popular (135,000 copies sold within three years), being marketed at trade shows and sold door to door, and often compared to the Bible for wide dissemination on America's bedside reading tables" (Books on Ice). This is an especially handsome copy of one of the great American polar books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Flora Fossilis formationis Oolithicae. Le piante fossili dell\'Oolite descritte e illustrate da Achille De Zigno. Vol. I. Con XXV tavole.

      Padova: Tip del Seminario, 1856-68. XVI, 223 S. Hardcover Band 1 apart. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in GUTEM Zustand. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignatur. Orig.-Pappeinband berieben und bestoßen. Bindung zwischen Text- und Tafelband leicht lädiert, insgesamt jedoch fest. Seiten teilweise randgebräunt und unaufgeschnitten, Text und Illustrationen sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: italienisch. -- Vol. 1 only. Original edition, no reprint. Former library book in GOOD condition. Book cover rubbed and bumped. Some pages still uncut, a few page edges browned. Text and illustrations clean. Further information and pictures on request. Language: Italian. French.petrominera_alt t Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        19de-eeuws Amsterdam.

      19de-eeuws Amsterdam?Amsterdam 1856? ?Naar de natuur geteekend en op steen gegraveerd door Heinrich Dilcher (1824-1855), gedrukt en uitgegeven door Seyffardts Boekhandel te Amsterdam.? Gevouwen plattegrond in kartonnen omslag, 2de uitgave uit of na 1857. Afm. (kaartbeeld) 41 x 66 cm.We zien de stad vanaf een hoog fictief standpunt in Amsterdam Noord. Op dit vogelvlucht gezicht zijn de grotere gebouwen met enorm gevoel voor detaillering weergegeven. De individuele huizen staan er minder nauwkeurig op. De kaart toont onder andere de in 1854 gedempte Goudsbloemgracht en het hoofdgebouw van Artis, dat in 1855 gebouwd werd. Het nationaal monument ?De Eendracht?, beter bekend als ?Naatje van de Dam? en onthuld in augustus 1856, staat echter nog niet ingetekend.Onder deze 2de uitgave zijn zestien kolommen opgenomen met ?Voorname Gebouwen?. De kolommen worden gescheiden door naar boven wijzende pijlen. Als je de lijnen van de pijlen naar boven door zou trekken verdelen ze het kaartbeeld in stroken. De gebouwen die tegen de onderrand in de kolommen genoemd worden, staan ergens in de virtuele stroken daarboven. Sommige kolommen vermelden veel, andere mindere gebouwen. Kolom zestien bleef leeg. Het systeem is te zien als een voorloper van de later veel gebruikelijkere gridvlakken die normaal met A1 beginnen en die een corresponderend straatnamen-/gebouwenregister hebben.Dergelijke 19de-eeuws plattegronden werden in kleine oplages gedrukt. In dit geval een gebruiksvoorwerp op niet erg sterk papier bovendien. Inmiddels zeer zeldzaam geworden omdat bijna alle explaren verloren zijn gegaan.Literatuur: Hameleers ?Kaarten van Amsterdam?, nr. 207Prijs: 1.250,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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      1856. 1856 - Motley, John Lothrop. THE RISE OF THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. London: Harper & Brothers, 1856. 3 vols. lg 8vo. blind-stamped brown cloth. bookplate on front paste down, signature first free vol. 1. Fine bright set with only faint signs of shelf-rubbing, gilt somewhat discolored BAL 14575. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Ange Pitou

      Première édition illustrée de 27 gravures hors-texte, dont le frontispice par Philippoteaux, Pisan, binding en demi chagrin noir grainé signée Ch. Girard (Angers) à plats de percaline verte grainée. spine à nerfs orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre doré. Petites taches pales et blanchâtres sur le plat inférieur, une plus sombre sur le plat supérieur. Feuillets 351et 355 restauré (coin déchiré). Ensemble frais mais avec de petites brunissures pâles éparses et inégalement réparties. Bien que le papier paraisse propre, il accuse une certaine grisaille uniforme. Titre que l'on rencontre rarement, la série des trois mousquetaires ou du Comte de Monte-Cristo étant plus courante. Chez DufourMulat & Boulanger Paris 1856 Fort in-8 (18x27) relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        View of the State of Europe. WITH: The Constitutional History

      1856. HALLAM, Henry. View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages. Three volumes. WITH: The Constitutional History of England. Three volumes. London: John Murray, 1856, 1854. Six volumes in all. Octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black and tan morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $2200.Later editions of Hallam's classic histories, in beautiful uniform bindings.“Hallam's works helped materially to lay the foundations of the English historical school… [The State of Europe] was probably the first English history which, without being merely antiquarian, set an example of genuine study from original sources” (DNB). Macaulay praised The Constitutional History as “the most impartial book we ever read,” a view seconded by Walter Prescott (Allibone, 769). Prize inscriptions.Fine condition, beautifully bound.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        John Halifax, Gentleman

      Hurst & Blackett, London 1856 - 3 volumes (Triple-decker), Pp. 321, [1 - publ. adverts]; 331, [1 - publ. adverts]; 311. Half green morocco and marbled boards, flat back with gilt rules and gilt lettering, speckled edges, bound by James H. Jackson with his binder's ticket on rear pastedown of each volume. Each volume contains the engraved bookplate of Andrew A. Miller, mild foxing to front and last, covers scuffed, edges lightly rubbed. Overall, a very good set. "John Halifax, Gentleman is unusual because it so thoroughly celebrates its central character and its society. Novelists who write with a social purpose in mind almost invariably do so by showing examples of the evils that need to be corrected. Craik, instead, provided a model to emulate, a vision of the world that should be. She made the book appeal to the reading public by reinforcing their own values, by making an ordinary man into a hero of epic proportions, and by using literary techniques that shape and guide the reader's emotional response." - Prof. Sally Mitchell, A Victorian Web Book. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Piante delle città e Capiluoghi delle Province del Regno Lombardo Veneto. Che mostrano la situazione di principali stabilimenti civili e militari in esse esistenti / Plan der Provinzial Hauptstädte des Lombardisch - Venetianischen königreichs mit augabe der daselbst befindlichen wichtigeren civil und militär etablissements.

      Luigi Ronchi, Milano, 1856. Album in 8vo, XIX piante incise su acciaio, b/n, ripiegate, bross. cartone. Le carte contenute sono: Carta Postale del Regno Lombardo Veneto, Sondrio, Como, I .R. Parco di Monza, Milano, Pavia, Lodi,Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova, Verona, Padova, Venezia, Rovigo, Belluno. Ciascuna delle piante ripiegate è accompagnata da ricca legenda in italiano. Usuali segni del tempo e fioriture sparse. Nell'insieme buona conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Italy, Classical, Historical, and Picturesque, Illustrated in a Series of Views by Stanfield, R.A., Roberts, R.A., Harding, Prout, Leitch, Brockedon, Barnard, with Descriptions of the Scenes.

      Blackie and Son. Hardcover. London, 1856. 4to, full contemporary gilt-ruled calf, 164 pp. With engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 61 engraved plates. A classic work of Italian views in one of its many Blackie printings. A sound and attractive copy, complete with all illustrations. Light foxing to plates and contents, scuffs and wear to binding including a sizable scuff to front board , front inner joint superficially split but still holding. Very good overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1856.

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        An album of ca. 84 folding leaves of drawings, many of which are signed and fully annotated by Okada, plus several folding & inserted drawings. 8vo (262 x 182 mm.), cont. wrappers, stitched

      [Japan]: ca. 1856-64. Okada (1823-64, who also used the names Tametaka Okada, Tamechika Reizei, Eikyo Kano, or Tamechika Sugawara), was an important figure in the Yamato-e tradition of artists, who preserved traditional subjects and styles of Japanese art. He "copied ancient paintings, sought aristocratic and imperial patrons and actively joined in the contemporary restorationist movements."-Grove Art online. Active in Kyoto, Okada specialized in "painted Buddhist subjects and figures. He first studied Kano style painting before switching to classic Yamato-e. He came under the influence of Ukita Ikkei. He was murdered by a wandering samurai in Tambaichi, Yamato."-Benezit. The manuscript title on the upper cover is "Kamidate zakki; onoborisan no kyomiyage kan jusan" [trans.: "Collection of Notes and Illustrations brought back from Kyoto by a Provincial. Thirteenth Volume" (our translation does not nearly do justice to the wit of this inscription)]. The sketchbook was clearly assembled by Okada, and contains some later additions by his disciples. On the second leaf, Okada has written an index to the album: hairstyles; costumes of the emperor; "kariginu" costumes; costumes and accessories of the aristocrats including brocades and patterns for fabrics; letters and notes; strange occurrences in the Bunkyu era; and extensive personal observations. The first set of illustrations depicts a series of images from the famous "Shinran emaki" and other scrolls and bear Okada's extensive notes stating he copied these as practice. Many types of highly formalized hairstyles are depicted. Some of the images are described as copies of national treasures stored in a temple (whose name we are unable to determine). The next section on the emperor's wardrobe contains Okada's detailed notes stating that he studied certain books to learn about the royal costumes. This set of fine drawings are heightened in orange, red, and grey wash. He describes dyeing techniques and the range of colors. The next section depicts "kariginu" costumes, the daily wear of the nobility. A handsome kicho, a portable multi-panelled silk partition used in aristocratic households in the Heian period, is shown. Following this are sections on brocade patterns (coming from Okada's own collection) and other textile patterns (highly annotated by Okada with his information on the uses of fabrics); and attire for special events. The next section is devoted to the "Tenchugumi Incident" of 1863, a military uprising of conservatives who refused to accept the changes confronting Japan. Three beheaded activists are depicted. This is followed by a series of personal observations. Next are colored patterns for costumes for the "Inuoumono" festival along with men on horseback and details of footgear, swords, etc.; further costumes and patterns; copies of portions of the "Ban dainagon emaki," another national treasure scroll; costumes of the Tale of Genji; copies of portions of the "Kitano tenjin engi emaki," depicting samurai costumes; copies of fine calligraphy of poetry and classic texts along with his illustrations; accounts of royal events with details of who was standing next to whom and wearing what. At the end, there is a large (980 x 550 mm.) folding drawing in brush and wash depicting the royal court, signed by Okada. Also inserted or bound-in are several drawings by students. ❧ See the on-line Mary Griggs Burke Collection website where a signed scroll by Okada is described and illustrated (now at the Minneapolis Institute of Art).

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from J. De Cordova's large Map.

      New York. J. H. Colton & Co. Copyright 1855. [ 1856]. Hand-colored map on sheet size 18 1/2 x 29 inches with central vertical fold. Light toning to margins, overall very good condition. Accompanying the map is a full page text 18 1/2 x 31 inches titled "The State of Texas."There are three inset maps: "Plan of the Northern Part of Texas"; "Plan of Galveston Bay"; "Plan of Sabine Lake." An uncommon edition of this impressive map of Texas. The map is dated along bottom edge below Sabine Lake inset; the last two numerals are not fully formed but appear to establish an 1855 date; this issue was published in Colton's Atlas of the World in 1857. The map is distinguished from later editions by two text blocks, one straddling the fold at the bottom of map titled "Explanations," with images and varying fonts identifying "Railroads," "Common Roads," "Cities," "County Towns," etc. The other appears at the top of the map to the eastern boundary of New Mexico. It reads: "Note: From the head waters of the Red Brazos and Colorado Rivers to the Rio Pecos is a desolate and sterile plain from 100 to 200 miles in width, elevated about 4500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, without water or timber and with a scanty vegetation." The land speculator Jacob De Cordova was hired by the Texas General Land Office to compile a map for promotional purposes; it was first published in 1849, with subsequent editions revised to show new counties, public lands, settlements, etc. De Cordova's map was the basis for this early Colton map.

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        1856 Builder’s Practical Director Construction Manual Architecture Illustrated

      Leipzig ; Dresden : A.H. Payne London : J. Hagger, [ca. 1856]. - 1856 Builder’s Practical Director Construction Manual Architecture Illustrated EXQUSITE Leather BINDING & 139 Color Plates! This mid-19th-century work is a general construction manual that covers a multitude of aspects from buying land, building homes, schools, and churches, building drainage, and even cemetery lodges. The home designs are the most appealing aspect of the 139 illustrations in this work – including cottages and luxury houses and how to fireproof homes! Item number: #250 Price: $750 Anonymous The builder's practical director, or Buildings for all classes, enabling every freeholder to be his own surveyor and builder; containing plans, sections and elevations for the erection of cottages, villas, farm buildings, dispensaries, public schools, &c., with detailed estimates, quantities, prices, &c. . Leipzig ; Dresden : A.H. Payne London : J. Hagger, [ca. 1856]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 264, [2] + 139 plates • Fine leather binding with marbled boards. • Language: English • Provenance: Handwritten – G. Cole • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 22cm) 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! 250 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alpenrozen. Tweede druk, met aanteekeningen vermeerderd en nagezien door B.T. Lublink Weddik en P.H. Witkamp.

      Amsterdam, C.L. Brinkman, n.d. (1856), - in-8vo, partly coloured decor. lithogr. title illustrated with b/w circular "Panorama, genomen op den Kulm van den Rigi + IV + 502 p. + 1 leaf + 12 colour-lithographic plates (views, engraved by Ch. Binger) + 1 engraved map (Zwitserland 1856) with handcoloured borders of the cantons (engraved by D. Veelwaard after P.H. Witkamp), foxing to title and to borders of some of the plates, rarely to the images themselves, some quires in the middle of the volume loosening, red cloth binding, spine richly gold tooled, covers blindstamped, gilt central piece on front cover, top and bottom of spine a bit used, corners bumped. Still a very good copy. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. An interesting relation of travels through Switzerland in Dutch language, Its mountains and other beautiful sites, illustrated with a coloured map and 12 colour lithographic views: Zürich / De plaats waar vroeger Goldau stond. (Goldau before the avalanche)/ Lucern en de Rigi. / Het Rütli aan het Vierwaldstättermeer. / Meyringen. / De aarval aan de Handeck. / Het Weilhorn en het Wetterhorn. / De Val der Salleuche. / Het Klooster op den St Bernhard. / aan den Col de Balme. / Chamouni en de Mont Blanc. / Het conciliegebouw te Constantz. The lithogr. title shows a half page circular panorama (roundview) taken from the Kulm of the Rigi. The first edition was published in 1842, and one other edition, in two volumes in 1883.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber BSL III/-; Perret -. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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. - 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. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Sketch of the Laws relating to Slavery in the Several States.of the United States of America.

      Philadelphia: Henry Longstreth, , 1856. 8vo, gilt embossed red cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, , all edges gilt, 300 pp. Inscription on title page, some chips and wear to spine ends and corners, a little fading, slight separation of early signatures, but still firm; otherwise very good. This copy is inscribed by the author's daughter Susan to L.M. Benson, September 20, 1878, which was three years after the death of her father. Originally published in 1827, Stoud's work was the first comprehensive work on American slave laws. Some 20 years later he updated the book, adding over 100 pages. For the most part, Stroud's work demonstrates the absence of any rights of African Americans in 12 Southern states. Additionally, there is an important section on fugitive slave laws. Work 343 (1827 edition). Afro-Americana (1553-1906) 9947.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Les Refrains du dimanche - Chansons.

      Paris, Coulon-Pineau 1856 - Douze gravures de Gustave Doré, gravées sur bois par Doublet et Sotain (2 états). Exemplaire enrichi d'une SUITE des 12 gravures en épreuve avant la lettre sur papier de CHINE, insérée. Complet & Contrôlé. 50 chansons. Galilée - Jean-Blé-Mûr - Le Vin - L'Homme à la bêche - Les Fils du soleil - Manfred - Frère Jean - La Petite Provence - L'Idée - Le Commis-Voyageur - Exil et Retour - La Paix - Chanson d'Espagne - Christophe Colomb - La Savetier - Les Vers à soie - Les Compagnons, etc., etc. Édition originale et premier tirage des illustrations. Paris, Coulon-Pineau - 1856 - 90 pages. Très belle reliure plein-maroquin à grain long grenat signée A. et J. Langrand 1929. Dos lisse finement orné de fleurons et filets dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Quadruple filets dorés encadrant les plats avec fleurons angulaires (à la Duseuil). Couverture et dos conservés. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eberl, Joseph Wolfgang: Geschichte der Stadt Dingolfing und ihrer Umgebung; 2 Blatt und 201Seiten und 2 Seiten Nachträge; 8 ganzseitige Kupferstiche nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers (davon einer als Frontispiz) originaler schmuckloser Pappeinband (21x14cm)

      - gedruckt bei Franz Datterer in Freising und verlegt von Michael Reiser Dingolfing 1856 [Die äußerst seltene Stadtgeschichte enthält Listen der Pfleger, Kastner, Mautner, Kammerer und Pfarrer. Der Einband abgegriffen, die Seiten zum Teil etwas stockfleckig und die Seite 3/4 am unteren Eck mit 4cm langem Abriß und geringem Textverlust, aber insgesamt in einem noch recht guten Zustand. Zwei Originale der Ausgabe befinden sich in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek. Hier handelt es sich natürlich um die seltene Originalausgabe, nicht um einen Nachdruck.]

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        La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville.

      Paris: Théodore Lefèvre, circa 1856. Oblong album measuring 245 x 335 mm., title-page and twelve tinted plates, fine in original decorated papered boards. Unusually attractive mid-nineteenth century French lithographic album with five skilfully executed scenes of naval engagements during the Crimean War. As the title boasts, Louis Lebreton served as illustrator of the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville to the Pacific and southern ocean regions during 1837-1840, his depictions of the native peoples of the Marquesas and other outlying islands are well regarded. The album comprises thirteen lithographic plates, including the romantic pictorial title-page depicting mariners wrecked upon the rocks. Five scenes depict the French and British at sea during Crimean War engagements of 1854; namely Friedland in consort with a British warship entering the Bosphorus, the arrival of the Anglo-French fleet at Kalamita, bombarding the defences of Sevastopol, and the British gunboat Agamemnon tackling a gale in Sevastopol harbour. The last Crimean lithograph is an especially dramatic rendition of the port of Balaclava viewed from the clifftops with archaic ruins in the foreground.Other marine scenes of interest include Galilée, a fully rigged naval paddle-steamer, Brasilian clipper l'Impératrice rounding the Cape, an American barque at La Havre and the enormous gunboat Napoleon half rigged at resting at anchor. Rear cover moderately rubbed, touch of foxing affects the preliminaries.

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        Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid'. Translated from the German by Miss H.C. Sterling with illustrations by A. Maynard.

      Boston? 1856. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: 'To my mother from H.C.S.'. A significant manuscript as it is possibly the first American translation of ˜The Little Mermaid'. Hans Christian Andersen is the most translated author of all time so the discovery of this early American translation is exciting. The fourteen illustrated leaves in ˜The Little Mermaid' are by a skilled unrecorded female artist, stated as 'A. Maynard' on the title-page. The fine steel-point drawings are executed with balance and competence in a neoclassical style. Original illustrated manuscript dated 1856, 36 pages, frontispiece and decorated title-page with 12 original illustrated leaves, oblong quarto, bound in beautiful nineteenth-century gilt tooled limp green morocco, some darkening at the gutter edge, in exceptionally fine condition.

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        A Child's History of England

      Boston: Hickling, Swan & Brown. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Italy, Classical, Historical, and Picturesque, Illustrated in a Series of Views by Stanfield, R.A., Roberts, R.A., Harding, Prout, Leitch, Brockedon, Barnard, with Descriptions of the Scenes.

      Blackie and Son 1856 - London, 1856. 4to, full contemporary gilt-ruled calf, 164 pp. With engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 61 engraved plates. A classic work of Italian views in one of its many Blackie printings. A sound and attractive copy, complete with all illustrations. Light foxing to plates and contents, scuffs and wear to binding including a sizable scuff to front board , front inner joint superficially split but still holding. Very good overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Russian Empire It's People Institutions, and Resources Vol I & II

      London: Chapman & Hall , 1856 Three quarter red morocco leather binding with marbled boards, Good. Wear to edges, chipping to spine. Complete two volume set. Marbled end papers, bookseller label (R. M. Johnson Chester, PA). Translated by Robert Farie. Includes several black and white illustrations. Chapters include The Plotnik, Artisan Communes, Monastic Life, The Corvee System, Colonization, Sevastopol, The Mir, Corporal Punishment.. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1856, 10,5x17,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Charles Baudelaire e per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Binding metà blu navy pelle di pecora, di nuovo liscia decorata con gli ornamenti punteggiato e freddi, parte del titolo e nome dell'autore blu navy pelle di pecora, le iniziali dorate di coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano , bordi spruzzato, modesto contemporaneo di legame come di solito. Copia leggermente ritagliata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi basane bleu marine, dos lisse orné de pointillés et de fleurons à froid, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de basane bleu marine, initiales dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, modeste reliure de l'époque comme généralement. Exemplaire légèrement rogné.  

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        Quellen und Erörterungen zur bayerischen und deutschen Geschichte. Herausgegeben auf Befehl und Kosten seiner Majestät des Königs Maximilian II. 9 Bände.

      München Franz 1856 - 1864. 9 Bde. (in 10) [komplett] zus. ca. 5000 S. in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. 23,5 cm, Bibliotheksexemplare mit Stempeln und Rückenschildern. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Nur ggfg. berieben. Marmorierter Schnitt. Innen weitgehend fleckenfrei. Schöne Exemplare. Inhalt: I. Schenkungsbücher von St. Emmeram, Obermünster und Berchtesgaden sowie Annales Schefftlarienses. Herausgegeben von Wittmann, Muffat und Rudhart; II/III. Quellen zur Geschichte Friedrich\'s des Siegreichen. Herausgegeben von Conrad Hofmann; IV. Correspondenzen und Aktenstücke zur Geschichte der politischen Verhältnisse der Herzoge Wilhelm und Ludwig von Bayern zu König Johan von Ungern. Herausgegeben von Karl August Muffat; V/VI. Monumenta Wittelsbacensia. Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte des Hauses Wittelsbach. Herausgegeben von Franz Michael Wittmann; VII. Drei Formelsammlungen aus der Zeit der Karolinger. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Rockinger; VIII. Eduard Schürstab\'s Beschreibung des Ersten Markgräflichen Krieges gegen Nürnberg. Herausgegeben von Joseph Bader; IX. Briefsteller und Formelbücher des eilften bis vierzehnten Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Rockinger. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        3 autograph letters signed. Padua and Venice, 1856 to 1861.

      1856. 4to and large 8vo. Altogether 3½ pp. on 6 ff. To an unnamed friend in Vienna. - 1 (Pavia, 27. s.m. 1856) ancora vescovo di Pavia in previsione di un viaggio nella capitale austriaca: "Carissimo, il mio cuore ti ringrazia delle replicate premure. Giacché sei tanto buono da volerti interessare anche per trovarmi l'abitazione per il caso che io venga chiamato a codesta capitale, ti pregherò a trovarmi se è possibile alloggio presso qualche casa religiosa. Ad ogni modo lascio la cura di ciò al tuo buon cuore. Devo però dirti schiettamente, che i vescovi qui e per amore e per forza son professori di esimia povertà: io poi che ho fatta offerta di una somma vistosa per la continuazione dei lavori di queste cattedrale e che in due anni devo pagare una somma non vistosa! Ma da esprimersi con una parola dell'istessa desinenza e colla premessa di tutti insieme i densi del corpo se fossero ventiquattro e che di più ho una delle migliori possessioni di questa mensa che si lascia mangiar mezza dal Po per mangiar me con l'altra metà, potrei venire a Vienna anche a piedi senza il minimo tradimento della verità! Ad ogni modo vi verrei volentieri anche con un piede solo quando vi fossi chiamato per il Concordato, tanto ne son contento. Ti prego di dire al Sig. Consigliere Noy che mi farò un dovere di esprimergli i miei ringraziamenti quando verrò come spero a fargli una visita. Ancor io desidero molto di rivederti. Ti prego de' miei rispetti alla tua Signora moglie e con piacere mi dico tuo affezionatissimo amico, + Angelo vescovo". - 2 (Pavia, 28 febbraio 1858) in un momento in cui, indicato a rivestire la carica di patriarca di Venezia, sembra agitato da dubbi in proposito: "Carissimo amico, in questi giorni nei quali il mio cuore è assai commosso, mi è caro avere anche lontano un amico al quale possa aprirlo con confidenza questo mio cuore benedetto. Io mi trovo in quello stato che ti puoi immaginare. Temo, spero vorrei andando a Venezia farvi del bene, ... ma se quella invece fosse una sede dove Dio riservasse un po' d'onore mondano, ma sterilità d'opere buone ad un povero vescovo, che fu inerte nell'operar il bene dove il campo era più opportuno ... ! Io ho rimessa la decisine di quello che devo fare al Santo Padre. Questo però non impedisce che il mio cuore senta con viva riconoscenza tutto l'amore e la fedeltà che io devo al mio Sovrano anche per questo nuovo tratto della sua bontà verso di me. Mi raccomando alla carità anche delle tue preghiere e di quella della tua degna Signora Moglie, alla quale presenterai i miei rispetti. Credimi quale di cuore mi dico tuo affezionatissimo, + Angelo vescovo. Le notizie che ho finora del giovine Claudio Chiesa sono buone. Assumerò altre informazioni. Lo ho veduto solamente quando è venuto a [presentarmi] la tua lettera". - 3 (Venezia 4 aprile 1861) in vista di un viaggio a Vienna prega l'amico di cercargli alloggio presso un istituto religioso: "Carissimo, siccome sarà bene che anch'io venga a Vienna per la prossima riunione del Consiglio dell'Impero, quantunque e per la mancanza della cognizione della lingua tedesca e per la mancanza di qualunque altra cognizione io veda benissimo che vi potrò far ben poco di bene. Così ti prego di andare a parlare al Superiore dei P.B. Redentoristi a Ligoriani per vedere se vorrebbero aver la bontà di darmi alloggio. Ti prego di dimandare se avrebbero posto anche per qualche altro vescovo. Spero che mi risponderai presto. Rispetti alla tua Signora. Tuo affezionatissimo amico + Angelo patriarca".

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        Histoire de ma vie

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1856, 11,5x18,5cm, 10 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione nel-12 dopo un anno nel rarissima edizione originale. Leganti mezzo fecce di vino pecora, levigare leggermente scolorito e diluito arabeschi dorati romantici, un piccolo strappo in mezzo Volume 1, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, piccoli graffi senza gravità alcuni bit, coperte conservati, attacchi moderni nel gusto romantico. Piacevoli esemplare praticamente liberi di lentiggini e ha istituito un pastiche romantica uniforme vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-12 postérieure d'un an à la rarissime édition originale. Reliures en demi basane lie-de-vin, dos lisses légèrement décolorés et éclaircis ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, un petit accroc au milieu du tome 1, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, petites éraflures sans gravité sur certains mors, couvertures conservées, reliures modernes dans le goût romantique. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur et établi dans une reliure uniforme pastiche romantique.

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        Book of games and sports.

      London, Edinburgh and New York, T. Nelson and sons 1856 - Rare English children's book, describes and illustrate several games and sports, like archery, see-saw, marbles, tops, foot-ball, hand-ball, cricket, snow-giant, hoops, blind man's buff, ships and boats, leap-frog, kites, touch, I spy, dolls, hop-scotch, soap-bubbles, skipping-rope, battle-door and shuttle-cock, hide-and-seek. The illustrations, fine colored. - Isolated few spotted, otherwise in good condition; back cover restored frontispiece, 17 counted pages with numerous ornamental colored lithographs Original-boards with colored and gilt lithograph, small-4° (21 x 17,5 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Child's History of England

      Boston: Hickling, Swan & Brown. 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. .

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        G. Kreutzberg's Große Menagerie (vormals van Acken). Verzeichnis sämmtlicher in dieser Menagerie befindlichen Thiere, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung der merkwürdigeren und ihrer Lebensweise. Görlitz, printed by Julius Köhler, s.d., but printed before October, 9th 1856 (see below, please).

      Görlitz, printed by Julius Köhler, s.d., but printed before October, 9th 1856 (see below, please).. Octavo. Publisher's wrappers with xylographic illustrations to front and rear wrapper. 24 pp., with 6 xylographic illustrations. Printed on very thin paper. Spine internally and externally reinforced (a contemporary ‘repair'). Front wrapper with manuscript entry in pencil on date and place of purchase by the hand of Duke Max of Bavaria: “In der Menagerie gekauft in der Herbstmesse zu Leipzig, den 9. Oktober 1856”. The provenance can with absolute certainty be drawn from the purchase history, but is not verified by a personal signature or stamp. Minor browning in a few places. A fine copy. Very rare handout brochure for visitors of the menagerie to be sold at the site. Describes 55 animals of the menagerie, which a.o. included lions from Arabia and Africa, a cougar and a tiger, and a considerable number of other big cats, hyaenas, a polar bear, an asian and a ‘dwarf' elephant, many different birds (of prey, and exotic), monkeys, a crocodile from the river Nile and a number of other reptiles, such as an anaconda. The brochure is undated ; libraries though date it from ‘around 1835' to 1870. But the correct date should be in the early 1850s: Since Kreutzberg claims that his menagerie has become the largest in Europe by acquisition of several other menageries, and since it is known (and in general terms also stated on the title) that he bought the menagerie of Wilhelm van Aken (misspelled Acken here) in 1837 and that of his brother Anton van Aken in 1849, it appears reasonable, that the brochur can be dated after the purchase of the latter. The manuscript entry on the front wrapper then makes clear that the brochure cannot have been published later than 1856.

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        The Crime Against Kansas. The Apologies Fro the Crime. The True Remedy. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner In the Senate of The United States, 19th and 20th May, 1856

      Buell & Blanchard, Printers, Washington DC 1856 - 9.5" x 6" printed stitched wraps. 32 pages. Untrimmed. Old damp stains to lower page corners towards the back of pamphlet. Sumner's speech denounced southern efforts to expand slavery into the Kansas Territory and rebuked Southern politicians such as Andrew Butler of South Carolina. Two days after the speech, South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks, in response to Sumner's insult to Butler, attacked Sumner with a cane leaving Sumner unconscious and bleeding. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856 - Octavo (210 × 130 mm). Recent dark red half morocco by Trevor Lloyd, spine richly gilt in compartments, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Contents toned, a few trivial spots. An excellent copy with bright plates. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 3 similar plates, 7 illustrations to the text and 2 full-page maps. First edition, second issue, without Appendix IV on infibulation as usual. Following his "pilgrimage" to Mecca, instead of returning to Britain where he was guaranteed a hero's welcome at the Royal Geographical Society, Burton "lingered in Cairo until November 1853 Even as he completed the manuscript of his Personal Narrative after returning to Bombay, he was planning the penetration of another forbidden city. This time his objective was Harar, an important religious centre and notorious base for the slave trade in Somalia" (ODNB). The expedition was enthusiastically supported by the Bombay Council, and the party of four, Stroyan, Burton's companion from Sind; Herne, a skilled photographer and surveyor; and John Hanning Speke, a young officer who was taken on at the last minute following the death of Assistant-Surgeon J. E. Stocks, assembled at Aden in October 1854. Burton revised his plans in response to the misgivings of the political resident James Outram, reserving the inland trip to Harar for himself. Speke was forced to return early to Aden from his trip to Wadi Nugal by the treachery of his guide; Burton spent ten days in Harar, where he was "spied upon constantly, but learnt much from local scholars" (Howgego), meeting up with the other two party-members at Berbera. Once back in Aden, Burton planned a further trip, a trek up the Nile from the Somali coast. But on their return to Berbera in April their camp was attacked by Somali tribesmen, Stroyan being killed by a spear thrust, Burton receiving his famous facial wound, the party barely escaping. An account of the skirmish is included in the Postscript. Abbey 276; Casada 35; Gay 2714; Howgego, II, B95; Penzer pp. 60-3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1856.. Octavo, pp.[1-6] 7-168 [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, four inserted plates with drawings by Hammatt Billings engraved on wood by John Andrew, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, pale yellow endpapers. First edition. A children's fantasy about shape-changing elves whose kingdom, Innerland, is in the hollow Earth. Wendeline, a young girl, accompanies Robin Goodfellow, an elf, on several trips into the inner world, including a journey to Centralia, the capitol of Innerland. The Great Rosy Diamond is part of a huge crystal-like gem which has been made into homes for the elves as well as a palace for their king. The nectar from underground flowers turns into a great variety of gems. "An interior world of floating islands. Life forms that combine mineral & vegetable. Little people that can change shape." - Locke and Teitler (2013) 227. Hammatt Billings (1818-1874) was a prolific American illustrator and architect who illustrated many books, including the first edition of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. This book was on the wants list of legendary lost race fiction collector Stuart Teitler for decades. Although a children's fantasy, it is a genuine hollow Earth story and it is imaginative, as well as a bit didactic (the main theme being don't be naughty or selfish). Allibone Supplement I, p. 296. Hamilton 421. Not in Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses. Early gift inscription on the front flyleaf dated December 1868. Cloth worn at edges, mainly spine ends, corners, bottom edges, and fore-edge of front cover, a bit of a spine lean, some soiling to front cover, scattered foxing throughout, lacks front free endpaper, water stained throughout, especially noticeable on endpapers and plates. not a nice copy but a rare book. COPAC reports British Library copy only. OCLC adds one copy in America (Connecticut Historical Society). There is no copy at AAS. A great rarity, published nine years before another young girl followed a bunny down a rabbit hole into a fantastic underground world. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#156814)

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        British Possessions In The Indian Seas

      Edinburgh: Fullarton, Archibald, 1856. unbound. Map. Color engraving. Image measures 18.75" x 13" This beautifully detailed map by Archibald Fullarton from 1856 depicts the territories possessed by the British in the Indian Seas. Centered on a map Ceylon or Sri Lanka, insets below the title include maps of Malacca, Penang, Malay Peninsula, the Island of Singapore, the town and harbor of Singapore, and the Island of Labouan. Like many Fullarton maps, this map includes illustrations featuring the scenes depicting the period, indigenous people, fauna and flora from the region. Some of the illustrations included in this map are a Malay Chief, a scene of a Boar Hunt, an elephant hunt, a view of Colombo, a Malay female, Cingalese, Kandian and Malabar females, Cingalese nobleman and priest of Buddha, and birds. From Fullarton's "Royal Illustrated Atlas", considered the last highly decorative atlas published in England. The map is in good condition with some foxing, especially near the edges. Left edge of print features a joint, as issued. Archibald Fullarton was a prominent Glasgow-based publisher who worked under the firm of A. Fullarton & Co. This is a fine example of his work.

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        La Ligue et Henri IV: Histoire De France Au Seizieme Siecle

      Chamerot, Libraire-Editeur, Paris 1856 - 492 pages. Handsomely tooled red leather spine with gilt. Bookplate of Lord James Butler inside front board. Unmarked. Narrow openings along each hinge. Binding sound. Significant but not excessive external wear to corners and edges. A book cover has been removed, leaving several tape discolourations to endpapers. Varying degrees of foxing throughout, primarily near edges of textblock, more near endpapers. A sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Münchener Album. Mit 44 altkolorierten Stahlstichen.

      München (G. Franz) (ca. 1856). - 44 Tafeln, jeweils mit kl. Blindprägestempel des Verlags. 21 x 26 cm, Original-Leinen mit goldgepr. Titel (die Blätter am Rand teils etw. (finger-) fleckig) * Augenscheinlich komplettes Album mit Stichen von Poppel, J. Riegel, Meermann, Hablitschek, Kolb und Hoffmeister. Es zeigt: München von der Ostseite, Allerheiligenhofkirche, neue Pfarrkirche der Vorstadt Au, Basilika St. Bonifacii, Bahnhof, Eisenbahnhalle, Erzgießerei, Frauenkirche, Feldherrenhalle und Theatinerkirche, Glyptothek, Glasmalerei, das neue Gebärhaus, das K. Hof- u. Nationaltheater, Halle der Industrieausstellung in München 1854, Isarbrücke bei Großhessellohe, Isartor, Kunst-Ausstellungs-Gebäude, Königsbau, Ludwigsstraße, Ludwigskirche, Hofkirche zum Heil. Michael, Nymphenburg, Carolinenplatz und Obelisk, beide Pinakotheken, die Propyläen, Protestantische Kirche, der neue Flügel der K. Residenz gegen den Hofgarten, Ruhmeshalle bei München, der große Saal im Rathaus, Siegestor, Schwanthalers Tusculum, Thronsaal im K. Festsaalbau, Universität, Wittelsbacher Palast, Wittelsbacher Platz mit der Statue des Churfürsten Maximilian I., Umgebungen Münchens (13 Kleinansichten) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lastrea rigida [Buck Fern]

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1856 - Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore's "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore's important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England's first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. The plates were produced ". by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made" (Blunt). As a result, they recorded the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna. His interest in printing extended to ". the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty-nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n.

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