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        [COLLECTION OF SIX LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF ST. CROIX, ST. JOHNS, AND ST. THOMAS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS]

      [Copenhagen: Emilius Baerentzen, 1856. Six tinted lithographs, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Six broadsheets of text, one for each image. Minute dust soiling in margins. Bright and clean. Near fine. Matted to 13 x 16 inches. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Six lovely views of the islands which would become the U.S. Virgin Islands, done while the region was still part of the Danish West Indies. A note indicates that two of the images were lithographed from daguerreotypes. The views are: 1) "Christianssted. (St. Croix)." A panoramic view of the harbor, showing a large church and Danish fort. 2) "St. Jan. (Parti af det Indre)." A wide view of the lush landscape, showing settlers cooking over an open fire in the foreground. 3) "Cruxbay. (St. Jan)." A pastoral scene of activity just outside the settlement walls. 4) "Parti af St. Thomas." A cityscape of the port of St. Thomas, displaying the city's impressive architecture. 5) "Parti ved Frederikssted. (St. Croix)." A river scene, showing five men in a rowboat trolling for fish and a large Danish fort to the far right. 6) "St. Thomas. (Parti af Byen og Havnen)." A close-up view of the harbor, showing a bustling downtown area and a full port, including an early steamer. An attractive and rare set, excerpted from Baerentzen's lithographic tour of the Danish empire, published in 1856 under the title DANMARK. There are very few visual images of the U.S. Virgin Islands from this early date. OCLC locates only three copies of DANMARK. OCLC 40745391 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        COLLECTION OF SIX LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF ST. CROIX, ST. JOHNS, AND ST. THOMAS].

      [Copenhagen: Emilius Baerentzen, 1856]. - Six tinted lithographs, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Six broadsheets of text, one for each image. Minute dust soiling in margins. Bright and clean. Near fine. Matted, 13 x 16 inches. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Six lovely views of the islands which would become the U.S. Virgin Islands, done while the region was still part of the Danish West Indies. A note indicates that two of the images were lithographed from daguerreotypes. The views are: 1) "Christianssted. (St. Croix)." A panoramic view of the harbor, showing a large church and Danish fort. 2) "St. Jan. (Parti af det Indre)." A wide view of the lush landscape, showing settlers cooking over an open fire in the foreground. 3) "Cruxbay. (St. Jan)." A pastoral scene of activity just outside the settlement walls. 4) "Parti af St. Thomas." A cityscape of the port of St. Thomas, displaying the city's impressive architecture. 5) "Parti ved Frederikssted. (St. Croix)." A river scene, showing five men in a rowboat trolling for fish and a large Danish fort to the far right. 6) "St. Thomas. (Parti af Byen og Havnen)." A close-up view of the harbor, showing a bustling downtown area and a full port, including an early steamer. An attractive and rare set, excerpted from Baerentzen's lithographic tour of the Danish empire, published in 1856 under the title DANMARK. There are very few visual images of the U.S. Virgin Islands from this early date. OCLC locates only three copies of DANMARK. OCLC 40745391 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [COLLECTION OF SIX LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF ST. CROIX, ST. JOHNS, AND ST. THOMAS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS]

      [Copenhagen: Emilius Baerentzen, 1856. Six tinted lithographs, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Six broadsheets of text, one for each image. Minute dust soiling in margins. Bright and clean. Near fine. Matted to 13 x 16 inches. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Six lovely views of the islands which would become the U.S. Virgin Islands, done while the region was still part of the Danish West Indies. A note indicates that two of the images were lithographed from daguerreotypes. The views are: 1) "Christianssted. (St. Croix)." A panoramic view of the harbor, showing a large church and Danish fort. 2) "St. Jan. (Parti af det Indre)." A wide view of the lush landscape, showing settlers cooking over an open fire in the foreground. 3) "Cruxbay. (St. Jan)." A pastoral scene of activity just outside the settlement walls. 4) "Parti af St. Thomas." A cityscape of the port of St. Thomas, displaying the city's impressive architecture. 5) "Parti ved Frederikssted. (St. Croix)." A river scene, showing five men in a rowboat trolling for fish and a large Danish fort to the far right. 6) "St. Thomas. (Parti af Byen og Havnen)." A close-up view of the harbor, showing a bustling downtown area and a full port, including an early steamer. An attractive and rare set, excerpted from Baerentzen's lithographic tour of the Danish empire, published in 1856 under the title DANMARK. There are very few visual images of the U.S. Virgin Islands from this early date. OCLC locates only three copies of DANMARK. OCLC 40745391 (ref).

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted.

      London 1856 - Gibson, John (1790-1866). Neoclassical sculptor; creator of famous sculptures such as "Queen Victoria Supported by Justice and Clemency" (in the Houses of Parliament), the statue of William Huskisson in Pimlico Gardens and the monument to the Countess of Leicester; introduced the use of color in statues. 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        The Piazza Tales (contains the first book appearances of several stories, including two of his most famous ones, Bartleby and Benito Cereno)

      Dix & Edwards 1856 - First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with some rubbing and restoration to the spine. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the pages are clean with some soiling. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Description des Plantes Potageres

      Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, Paris 1856 - Presumed first edition as Introduction is dated 1856. 8vo, original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and publisher's device in gilt on rear cover. A couple of dog eared pages and a few pencil notes, otherwise very good. 478 pages. No dust jacket. Very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        [FISHER'S GHOST] Une cause célèbre en Australie. L'esprit.

      IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule, pp 1-404 (last 2 leaves with staining and loss), illustrated, scattered foxing. The legend of Fisher's Ghost is based on a true story, the murder of Frederick Fisher by George Worrell in western Sydney in 1827. Worrell was hanged for the crime. The introduction of Fisher's ghost into the narrative - a plot device which transforms the story into a successful work of fiction - is first evidenced in 1832, when an anonymous version of the story in verse form appeared in the Sydney journal Hill's Life, under the title The sprite of the creek. In 1836 a second version was published in Tegg's Monthly Magazine. It was titled Fisher's Ghost : a legend of Campbelltown, but again the identity of the author remains uncertain. In 1845 John Lang, a barrister considered to be the first Australian-born novelist, published his first version of the story in his Calcutta journal, The Mofussilite, with the simple title A ghost story. Lang's work was later exposed to a much wider reading audience when it appeared in Charles Dickens' literary periodical Household Words, in 1853, although it was published anonymously. The unauthorized French version of Lang's story, Une cause célèbre en Australie : L'esprit, which appeared over two consecutive issues of the Parisian weekly literary magazine, L'ami de la maison, in March 1856, changes the names of the characters and several details in Lang's storyline. It is accompanied by illustrations of Aboriginal trackers, Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, and the ghost of Fisher himself, leaning against (rather than sitting on) the rail. (The most definitive version of the story of Fisher's Ghost is John Lang's slightly later The ghost upon the rail, which appeared in print in 1859 in Botany Bay; or True Stories of the Early Days of Australia). Curiously, authorship of the first part of the French adaptation is credited to 'E. Jonveaux', and that of the second to 'Davésieux'. L'ami de la maison was a shortlived French literary magazine which was in publication for only a year (volume 1, nos. 1-25, January-June 1856; volume 2, nos. 26-52, July-January 1857). Although the French version of Lang's work constitutes a significant stage in the evolution of this very early Australian story, the only copy in Australian collections is contained in the set of L'ami de la maison held in the State Library of New South Wales.

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        The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave; Contains His History of 25 Years in Bondage, and His Providential Escape

      Worcester, 1856. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 143p. Original cloth. 19cm. Relatively minor chipping at ends of backstrip. Thompson was born into slavery in Maryland in 1812. After his escape from slavery, he signed on as steward on a whaling vessel (the "Milwood") sailing out of New Bedford. Pages 107-132 describe the two years (1837-1839) Thompson spent aboard the Millwood.

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        Corpo del diritto corredato delle note di Dionisio Gotofredo e di C.E. Friesleben detto Ferromontano; preceduto dalla cronologia delle Leggi di Roma coll'aggiunzione delle Istituzioni di Cajo, Frammenti di Ulpiano, di Paolo e Vaticani, con sei indici cronologici e alfabetici.

      - Napoli, 1856-62, volumi 10, in-4, bella legatura in piena pergamena con fregi in oro al dorso, titoli e numeri di volume sempre in oro su doppi tasselli. Bellissimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vocabolario Parmigiano-Italiano accresciuto di più che cinquanta mila voci compilato con nuovo metodo da Carlo Malaspina. Giunte e correzioni al Vocabolario Parmigiano-Italiano. Unito: Aggiunte e correzioni inediti al vocabolario parmigiano-italiano

      Tipografia Carmignani 1856-1859 - Parma, Parma - 8°, mz.pergamena, titoli al dorso, 6 tomi uniti in due volumi, pp.516, 407, 453, 472-40, 104, piccola mancanza a pagina 419 del quarto volume che lambisce il testo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amateur Performance in aid of .. the Benevolent Asylum ... June 4th 1856. The Melbourne Garrick Club

      have the honor to announce that they will give a Dramatic Entertainment, at the Olympic Theatre, on Wednesday Evening, 4th June, in Aid of the Funds of the Benevolent Asylum, Upon which occasion the Performances will commence with John O'Keeffe's celebrated Comedy, in Five Acts, entitled Wild Oats ... Previous to the rising of the Curtain a prologue from the pen of R.H. Horne, Esq., President of the Club, will be spoken by Mr. G.H. Ireland. To conclude with the Amusing Farce of Boots at Hockin's. ... ... At head of text: Coppin's Olympic. Melbourne : Printed at the "Auction Mart Daily Advertiser" Office, 23, Collins Street, East, 1856. Broadside with original cream silk and fine lace border, 310 x 280 mm (including lace border); the broadside itself with old vertical and horizontal fold lines and water stains; framed. An apparently unrecorded broadside from the very early days of Melbourne theatre, advertising a charity performance staged by the Garrick Club at George Coppin's Olympic Theatre.

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        Catalogus sanctorum & gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus: ... (Colophon: Strasbourg, printed by Martin Flach, 1513). Folio (22.2 x 32 cm). Title-page with a woodcut decorated initial and a 4-piece woodcut border by Hans Wechtlin, 1 full-page woodcut by Urs Graf, hundreds of woodcut decorated uncial initials. Set mostly in rotunda gothic types. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, in a panel design, with 2 brass clasps on leather straps with brass catchplates and anchorplates.

      Adams N45; BMC STC German, p. 644; Ritter 1856; VD 16, P1881. Early edition of an influential collection of lives of the saints, first published in Vicenza in 1493, the principal work of Petrus de Natalibus (ca. 1350 or earlier-ca. 1400/06), Venetian Bishop of Equilio. "A very valuable work with a wide circulation. In his arrangement of the various lives he follows the calendar of the Church. The splendid woodcut (19 x 15.5 cm) by Urs Graf (ca. 1485-1528?) in Switzerland shows Christ's Ascension, with the Apostles before him, attributes of the four Evangelists in the corners, and God at the head. He gives an extremely expressive rendering of the faces of Christ and the Apostles in the tradition of Albrecht Dürer.With a 1596 owner's inscription and ca. 1700 engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down and ca. 1800 library stamps on the title-page, all from the Waldaufstiftung in Hall (near Innsbruck in Tirol): "Waldaufficæ fundationis/A[nn]o 1596 Halae", "Fundationis Baldauficæ" and "Ritte v. Baldauf'sche Stifts-Bibliothek". Binding rather severely rubbed, but the rolls and lettering can still be made out. Some worming in the first and last few leaves; occasional browning and water stains. Fine Strasbourg print; Urs Graf's splendid woodcut shows the Ascension of the Christ.

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        Album des voyages anciens et modernes.

      Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1856.Small folio, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208pp., 23 hand coloured plates of races of the world, including the Americas,Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific, scattered foxing.A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. The expeditions of Columbus, Cook, Wallis, Bougainville and La Perouse are included, amongst others, and illustrated is a plate of an aboriginal inhabitant of New Holland. A fine copy

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        Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries, During Four Years Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa

      Hurst and Blackett 1856 - *** BOOK in very good condition, recased at some time in brown buckram board with gilt title on spine. On the upper board is pasted in the original covering of the upper board with a gilt hippo. New endpapers. This is a large heavy book and is structurally sound. 546 pages including index, and a fascinating publisher's 24 page catalogue. 16 lithographs, as called for, all of which except the frontispiece, are tissue guarded. One plate has marginal tear. 40 wood engravings in the text. Large fold out map of the area. (mainly present day Namibia and Botswana). Small marginal tear. There is virtually no foxing in the whole text block. This is the scarce first edition of this very readable Africana classic. Please note this heavy book will be sent at default rate within the UK and at Royal Mail rates overseas. Size: 255x165mm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dogo-graphy: The Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Dog Tiger, Comprising a Variety of Amusing and Instructive Examples, Illustrative of the Happy Effects of the Appropriate Training and Education of Dogs

      New York: Published by Francis Butler, 205 Water-Street, 1856. 111, [1] pp. Printed by D. Fanshaw 35 Ann Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Some chipping. Good plus. 111, [1] pp. Printed by D. Fanshaw 35 Ann Street. 1 vols. 8vo. NEVER SEEN. The charming first-person (or rather, first-mammal) story of a loyal and adventurous bull terrier, Tiger, and his escapades rat hunting, wolf hunting in the Pyrenees, shooting and coursing, and other adventures on both sides of the Atlantic. Henderson, American Sport, p. 74

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        EXPLORATIONS IN THE DACOTA DAKOTA COUNTRY, In the Year 1855.

      A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington 1856 - [ii], 79 pages, [i] blank, [vi] pages of index, followed by three folding maps. Bound in simple thick paper, which is worn with some chipping. One page is scuffed with a small perforation, and there is minor soiling and creasing to final few pages of text/index. The largest fold-out map has a small tear, and the margins of the maps have minor foxing. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 76. Field 1630. Wheat IV:871. Wagner-Camp 283: "The Sioux Expedition under the Command of Gen Wm. S. Harney was organized in 1855 to chastise the Sioux for killing of Lt. John Grattan and his command of 29 men in the summer of 1853. Howes "aa" W118. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BRAZIL AND LA PLATA: THE PERSONAL RECORD OF A CRUISE

      Inbunden bok. G.P. PUTNAM & CO., 321 BROADWAY. NEW YORK. 1 uppl. 1856. 428 s. Inbunden. Mycket gott skick. Frakt tillkommer med 39 SEK. Betalas mot faktura. Engelsk text. If You order outside the Kingdom of Sweden we demand payment in advance. For sure an extraordinary rare book by an american author!

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

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

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        Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature

      / texte par Munerelle, dessins par Lemaitre. Strasbourg : Derivaux, 1856. Large quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (upper and lower boards marked), spine with raised bands and gilt ornament and lettering, all edges gilt, silk lining papers, mild foxing to preliminaries,[74] pp, [37] spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, printed by the Strasbourg lithographer Lemaitre, fixed with gum arabic, the plates striking and vibrant, text printed in blue ink throughout, internally fresh and clean, binding firm, a very good copy.Gumuchian 4546. Among the graphic scenes depicted in this beautifully illustrated work are an earthquake; an avalanche; a flood; Mount Vesuvius; a submarine volcano; a tidal wave; the Aurora Borealis; Chimborazo and Niagara Falls; unusual geological formations such as the Giant's Causeway and Fingal's Cave; an Icelandic geyser; a waterspout, and ships navigating through pack ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. Scarce. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Memoir on the cholera at Oxford, in the year 1854,

      4to., with a very large (50 x 70 cms) folding map of Oxford (one repaired tear but no loss), and four other maps and plates including an extensive coloured bar chart, (4) + 172pp., with an errata slip tipped in to the final text leaf, original brown cloth panelled in blind with the title in gilt on upper cover and spine, neat cloth repairs to head and foot of spine. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink by the author to "The Rt. Honble Gathorne Hardy from the author Nov. 1866".Publisher: London: John ChurchillYear: 1856Edition: First edition.

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        A Topographical Map Essex County Massachusetts based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State

      Boston: Smith and Morley, 1856. Map. Good. Large folding, linen backed map. Blueish marbled paper covers. Unfolded map is approx. 60" tall by 62" wide. 36 dissected, colored squares measuring approx. 10" x 10". Illustrated with vignettes of Salem Court House and City Hall of Lawrence. Edge wear to folds. Minor loss of content at various folds. There is a closed split of approx. 6" in length at the right edge center fold. Some of map sections and color are rubbed with minor loss.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      Overview Details & Condition Later impression of the second edition, and an unusually lovely copy of this lavish colour plate book on the nests and eggs of British birds. The author, Reverend F. O. Morris was, like many 19th-century Church of England clergymen, a natural historian in his spare time. Morris edited The Naturalist from 1856 to 1860 and wrote tracts and books on a large number of subjects, including evolution (which he did not support), nature preservation, vivisection, and butterflies and moths. But he was most fond of birds, and his most successful works were this series, originally published between 1853 and 1856 (several impressions of the second edition appeared in the 1860s and 70s), and his six-volume History of British Birds (1850-57). "He also supported the causes of bird protectionism... in a rare absence from his parish he travelled to London to give evidence before the select committee on wild birds protection on 26 June 1873. He was instrumental in establishing the Plumage League in 1885, and he was one of the earliest members of the Selbourne League, which was created in December of the same year. In 1888 the government acknowledged his work as a naturalist with the award of a civil-list pension of £100 per annum" (ODNB). This set combines 232 colour illustrations of birds' eggs and nests with short text descriptions of each species' reproductive habits. Among the birds included are favourites such as the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, goshawk, snowy owl, blue tit, kingfisher, raven, magpie, swift, goldfinch, starling, nightingale, wren, pheasant, capercaillie, bittern, puffin, and even the great auk, which was already extinct at the time of publication. It is unusual to find this book in such nice condition in the original publisher's cloth. The gilt birds' nest designs to the spines and covers are particularly attractive, and the plates in all three volumes are clean and fresh. A wonderful set that would make an excellent gift for a birder. London: George Bell and Sons, 1875. 3 volumes, large octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth elaborately blocked in gilt and blind with bird's nest and foliage decoration, yellow coated endpapers. Colour frontispiece to each volume and 229 plates with tissue guards. 8-page bookseller's catalogue at rear of each volume. Small ownership ink stamps to front free endpapers. Spines a little rolled, minor rubbing at the extremities, two spots to lower board of volume I, small split in the cloth at the lower joint of volume III, occasional light spots to contents, but overall a bright, fresh set, the gilt sharp and the plates clean. Very good condition.

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        Civita Castellana, and. M.te Soracte. Italy

      ? 1856 - Veduta panoramica della città con l’acquedotto in primo piano e sullo sfondo il monte Soracte. Fine dipinto eseguito a olio su cartoncino, datato Aprile 1856. Panoramic view of the town with the waterworks in the foreground and Mount Soracte in the background. Fine oil painting on cardboard, dated April 1856 Dimensioni 280 125mm

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        First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an exploration of Harar

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.. 8vo. xl, 590, [595]-648 pp. 2 engraved maps, 4 chromolithographed plates, 7 figs., index. Early navy blue gilt-stamped calf, brownish/red spine label, all edges marbled. Bookseller's labels: R.J. Bush, 32 Charing Cross; Jake Zeitlin, Los Angeles [ca. 1932]. Inscribed: “Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864.” FIRST EDITION. The appendix skips section IV as usual, due to its discussion of female circumcision, and thus omitted during the print run. ¶ PROVENANCE: Pryor and Hanbury owned a brewery in England: Inscribed: “Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864.” Arthur Vickris Pryor, JP, DL, Leics (1846-1927), 1s. Arthur, of Wandsworth, Surrey, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 18 May, 1864, aged 17; B.A. 1867, a partner in Truman and Hanbury's brewery. See Eton School Lists. From Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 and Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892 (ancestry.com). Robert Pryor and his brother Thomas Marlborough Pryor were members of a family which ran a brewery and malting operation in Baldock, in Hertfordshire. “On July 10 1866 the Brick Lane brewery was visited by the 25-year-old Prince of Wales, who was met by a delegation of three Hanburys, three Buxtons, one Pryor, the brewery manager, Alexander Fraser, and Henry Villebois, who still owned a substantial slice of the business, as the great-great grandson of Sir Benjamin Truman.” – “When Brick Lane was home to the biggest brewery in the world,” by Martyn Cornell, 2013. ¶ Penzer pp. 60-63.

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        WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES

      London: Longman, Brown and Green. Very Good. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. In original embossed blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Bound by Wesley & Co. 1856, 1st edition. Illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece & fold out map professionally mounted on white paper. Salmon colored endpapers. (xvi) 95pp, 24 pages of publishers advertisements. Free front end paper has narrow vertical strip where something was glued near hinge and removed. A few front pages lightly foxed. Original owner's signature "Howard Simcox 1856". Mont Blanc is on the French and Italian border. Western Europe, Mountaineering, Travel Guide. Nice copy. ; Engraving & Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages .

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

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

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        NOTES ON SOME JAPANESE FISH (VOLUME 2)

      Washington D. C.: S. N. (Unknown). Very Good. 1856. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "EXTRACTED FROM THE NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND AND JAPAN IN 1852, 53 AND 54, BY COMMODORE M. C. PERRY, U. S. NAVY". Japanese fish taken from Recent Specimens by the Artists of the U. S. Japan Expedition, 10 hand coloured engraved plates numbered III- XII with 36 pages of text. Clean brown publishers cloth with lightly rubbed/chipped spine head and rubbed spine heel. Gilt title on spine. Front lower corners slightly bumped. Light foxing on a few text pages with all plates clean. Bookplate of George Page Ely who was the husband of bookbinder Caro Weir Ely of Connecticut. Fish, Asia, Japan; Color Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 36 pages .

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        Traité complet de la fabrication des bières, et de la distillation des grains, pommes de terre, betteraves, topinambours, etc., contenant la description des divers procédés, machines et appareils usités dans différents pays; suivi d'un Abrégé de quelques législations qui régissent ces industries, et de considérations sur l'influence qu'excercent les lois sur leur développement et la nature de leurs produits. Nouvelle édition augmentée de 'L'art du Vinaigrier' et enrichie des découvertes et perfectionnements faits depuis la publication de la première édition.

      Bruxelles, Paris, Librairie Polytechnique d'Aug. Decq, Librairie de Mme Ve Bauchard-Buzard, 1856. 2 vols. Large 8vo (25x17,5 cm). Contemporary half morocco, spines gilt and blindstamped, with ribbons; with morocco cornerpieces; covers marbled paper; marbled endpapers (some defects: of backcover first vol. small piece gone; leather a bit rubbed; lower parts hinges vol. 2 damaged; corners bumped (partly dam.) but on the whole an acceptable binding). Vol. 1:(iv),(ii:'à Monsieur Dumas'),ii:'Avertissement sur la nouvelle édition', vi:'Préface',534 pp. and 9 folding plates. Vol. 2:(iv),680 pp. and 14 folding plates. - Together with 23 large, folding lithographs by Vandendaelen (21) and Decleermaeker (2). - Very fine, spotless interior condition and bindings on the whole in good condition. - Rare set

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        Banditti of the Prairies or the Murderer's Doom! A Tale of the Mississippi Valley

      Chicago: D. B. Cooke & Co.. Poor. 1856. Third Edition. Hardcover. Modern green hardback binding with gilt on spine. Missing back wrapper. Front wrapper trimmed and included as a pastedown on modern endpaper. Textblock is lightly foxed; edges are soiled. Front leaves have moderate corner wear with several fore edges of leaves showing short perpendicular closed tears. 4 leaves noted with previous archival repairs to fore edge. 18 pages of text are missing! We are including a modern re-print to complete missing text. Includes 13 block prints portraying murder and mayhem. Howes (B-606) calls this a "sensational account of the tracking down of these confederated criminals--mostly Mormons--who murdered Colonel Davenport at Rock Island and terrorized the upper Mississippi valley from 1843 to 1848. Flake (590) says, "Includes the Mormon's unlawful activities in Nauvoo." Today we would call this a historical novel. Nonetheless, a rare book last seen in this edition at auction in 1957 and rarely seen in commerce. First published in 1850, followed by an 1853 edition with this, the 1856 edition reportedly printed in "25th thousand" which Howes feels is publisher's hyperbole. Condition is poor but a chance to own a rare title of Americana. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pp .

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.. 8vo. xl, 590, [595]-648 pp. 2 engraved maps, 4 chromolithographed plates, 7 figs., index. Early navy blue gilt-stamped calf, brownish/red spine label, all edges marbled. Bookseller

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        Rules, Orders, and Ordinances for the Fisheries in Thames and Medway

      Printed by Arthur Taylor, 39, Coleman Streetr, Printer to the Honourable City of London, London 1856 - 36 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. This edition not noted in COPAC or WorldCat. Sage p 197 (this copy) Half green calf over marbled boards, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Very Good

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        Leçons sur les maladies de la peau

      1856 - (4), 233, (3)pp., 60pl. (1 à 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stello EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Lib. nouvelle, 1856. Fine. Lib. nouvelle, Paris 1856, 13x21,5cm, relié. - Seventh edition, first for some parts, as corrected and reviewed. Contemporary half black shagreen over black paper boards, spine in five compartments with slender bands and double blindruled compartments, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Rare autograph inscription signed and dated by Alfred de Vigny to abbé Huc, who was one of the great missionaries to China and for whom Alfred de Vigny bore a great admiration: " témoignage de vénération et d'attachement / Alfred de Vigny [testimony of [my] veneration and attachment / Alfred de Vigny]." A little light foxing.% - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Septième édition en partie originale car revue et corrigée. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre fins nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe daté et signé de Alfred de Vigny à l'abbé Huc qui fut l'un des grands missionnaires de Chine et pour qui Alfred de Vigny avait une grande admiration : " témoignage de vénération et d'attachement / Alfred de Vigny." Quelques petites rousseurs.

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        ESQUISSES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES: A PROPOS DE L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET DE LA GUERRE D'ORIENT. HISTORIQUE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE- DEVELOPPEMENTS-APPLICATIONS-BIOGRAPHIES ET PORTRAITS

      Paris: Grassart; A. Gaudin et Frère, 1856. First edition. 12mo., vii, 220 pp., a.e.g. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated in blind on the covers and spine. The binding shows blistering and fading from dampness, with a faint and diminishing tidemark through p. 11 and again on the last 30 pages, primarily to the blank upper margin. Tipped-in, between the half-tile and title page is a decoratively printed leaf for F. Cantel, Libraire, Rue Hautefeuille, 5. In all, this remains a good copy. Ernest Lucan (1828 - 1879) trained as a painter and became one of the most influential editors and critics of the international photographic community during the second half of the nineteenth century. As a founding member of the Sociéte Héliographique, Lucan and Jules-Claude Ziégler started their weekly journal in 1851, LA LUMIÈRE, the first European journal of photography. The ownership of the journal changed hands and Lucan was appointed editor-in-chief, a postion he held through 1860. His associates were, Baron Gros, Édouard Baldus, Hippolyte Bayard, Henri Le Secq, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Nègre, Abel Niépce de Saint-Victor, Edmond Becquerel, Eugène Delacroix, Champfleury, Charles Chevalier, N.P. Lerebours, Comte L. de Laborde, Prince de Montléart, and Baron de Montesquieu, among others, and his reviews of their photographs and technical accomplishments were glowing. In 1856, Lucan published ESQUISSES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES... "The most crucial single-volume source for the study of early French photography, Lacan's text is a thoroughly critical examination of the state of the art at that time. The editor of La Lumiere, Lacan treats the history of photography's invention, its various applications to the Fine Arts and to science, and its extensions into photogravure and photolithography" (text from Arno Press in the series The Sources of Modern Photography). A large portion of this volume is taken up with his review of the 1855 Exposition Universelle, with lenghty comments on the images of Levi L. Hill, Henri Le Secq, Édouard Baldus, the Bisson brothers, Roger Fenton, and others. WorldCat locates a total of thirteen copies worldwide, with Columbia University, University of Texas, University of Maryland - Baltimore, Smithsonian, New York Public Library and George Eastman House as the only U.S. holders. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 154, in the section of Expositions et Critiques. Roosens and Salu fail to locate this title.

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        NOTES ON SOME JAPANESE FISH (VOLUME 2)

      S. N. (Unknown), Washington D. C. 1856 - "Extracted from the Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and and Japan in 1852, 53 and 54, by Commodore M. C. Perry, U. S. Navy". Japanese fish taken from Recent Specimens by the Artists of the U. S. Japan Expedition, 10 hand coloured engraved plates numbered III- XII with 36 pages of text. Clean brown publishers cloth with lightly rubbed/chipped spine head and rubbed spine heel. Gilt title on spine. Front lower corners slightly bumped. Light foxing on a few text pages with all plates clean. Bookplate of George Page Ely who was the husband of bookbinder Caro Weir Ely of Connecticut. Fish, Asia, Japan; Color Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 36 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yaganawa Gafu. Sansui no bu

      First edition, rare. Illustrated with 44 plates including a double page, totaling 110 enhanced color figures of the time by Yanagawa Jushin. Vintage brochure, original binding embossed green cold cloud patterns paper. Excellent condition. The author has published five volumes of its kind addressing a different theme each time, animals, flowers; this is the mountains and rivers of Japan represented in prints by the artist. Shubundo Edo [Tokyo] 1856 12x18cm 50p. cousu

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        La Contrainte par Corps. - The Naughty Boy. - Körperlicher Zwang - Schulhaus'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Thielley n. Edouard Girardet b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, Berlin & New York, dat. 1856, 47 x 37,5 Mutter bringt ihre Kinder zur Schule. - Am Eingang weigert sich ihr Junge in die Klasse einzutreten. - Der Lehrer schaut aus dem Klassenzimmer heraus.

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        The States and Territories of The Great West; Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska; Their Geography, History, Advantages, Resources, and Prospects; Comprising Their Local History, Institutions, and Laws

      xii+[13]-352+[12 ad] pages with 1 folding map, plates, tables and Illustrations. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in publisher's original brown cloth with gilt design and lettering to spine with pictorial in gilt on cover, decorative cover blind stamped cover with ruled edges. First edition."Far West" in the United States in 1856 was generally meant the states east of the Mississippi River. The only states west of the river were Texas and California, the rest were still territories. It was around this time period that the lumbering was taking a foothold in Michigan that spiraled into a lumbering boom that last for about four decades.Map drawn by E.F. Beadle and published by Miller, Orton & Mulligan. This map, interesting and infrequently offered, extends from Ohio to the Rocky Mountains, north of the Ohio River and shows Nebraska Territory (created in 1854), west of Minnesota and north of Kansas. Kansas extends to the Rocky Mountains and includes the regions allocated to the Arapahos & Cheyennes. The Indian Territory is indicated for the Cherokees. Original outline color with red showing railroad detail extending west to Iowa City.Condition:Some sunning and staining on covers, a bit of wrinkling to cloth on lower edge of front cover. Corners and extremities bumped with some wear. Minor loss on head and tail. Ink ownership signature on front free endpaper. Damp-staining on preliminary sheets, including folding map. Map with tears, creasing, cellophane tape repairs, and some fold separations. A good copy which is very good internally.

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        The Northern Sea Eagle

      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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        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).

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        Kinder und Hausmärchen gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. Dritter Band (von 3) apart.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1856. Große Ausgabe. Dritte Auflage. 418 S. 16 x 13 cm, Leinen Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt und fleckig. Schnitt fleckig und angeschmutzt. Durchgehend gebräunt und fleckig. Waren den Märchen der Erstauflage noch Kommentare direkt beigegeben, erschienen diese ab der zweiten Auflage 1822 separat und wurden erst mit der hier vorliegenden dritten Auflage erneut aufgelegt. Der Band enthält neben diesen Anmerkungen auch Bruchstücke, Zeugnisse und Literatur. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Catalogus sanctorum & gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus: ... (Colophon: Strasbourg, printed by Martin Flach, 1513). Folio (22.2 x 32 cm). Title-page with a woodcut decorated initial and a 4-piece woodcut border by Hans Wechtlin, 1 full-page woodcut by Urs Graf, hundreds of woodcut decorated uncial initials. Set mostly in rotunda gothic types. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, in a panel design, with 2 brass clasps on leather straps with brass catchplates and anchorplates.

      Adams N45; BMC STC German, p. 644; Ritter 1856; VD 16, P1881. Early edition of an influential collection of lives of the saints, first published in Vicenza in 1493, the principal work of Petrus de Natalibus (ca. 1350 or earlier-ca. 1400/06), Venetian Bishop of Equilio. "A very valuable work with a wide circulation. In his arrangement of the various lives he follows the calendar of the Church. The splendid woodcut (19 x 15.5 cm) by Urs Graf (ca. 1485-1528?) in Switzerland shows Christ's Ascension, with the Apostles before him, attributes of the four Evangelists in the corners, and God at the head. He gives an extremely expressive rendering of the faces of Christ and the Apostles in the tradition of Albrecht Dürer.With a 1596 owner's inscription and ca. 1700 engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down and ca. 1800 library stamps on the title-page, all from the Waldaufstiftung in Hall (near Innsbruck in Tirol): "Waldaufficæ fundationis/A[nn]o 1596 Halae", "Fundationis Baldauficæ" and "Ritte v. Baldauf'sche Stifts-Bibliothek". Binding rather severely rubbed, but the rolls and lettering can still be made out. Some worming in the first and last few leaves; occasional browning and water stains. Fine Strasbourg print; Urs Graf's splendid woodcut shows the Ascension of the Christ.

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