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      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]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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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 ( 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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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      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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      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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      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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      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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      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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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 35 S., Kl.-8. u. 8. Damas war Militärkaplan während des Krim-Krieges im Jahre 1856 (u.a. bei der Belagerung von Sewastopol) und war danach im Orient (u.a. Syrien) tätig. Er verfasste zahlr. Schriften, darunter Souvenirs religieux et militaires de la Crimée (1857) En Orient. Voyage à Jérusalem (1864) Souvenirs de guerre et de captivité (1874) Voyages en Orient : La Judée (1882) u.a. 1908 erschien eine Biographie von J. Burnichon, Un jésuite, Amédée de Damas. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Corso di Geografia Universale sviluppato in cento lezioni e diviso in tre grandi parti -

      S. E. I. Società Editrice Italiana - Torino, TORINO 1856 - ITALIANO Quattro volumi della metà del XIX secolo in buono stato, coperta in mezza pelle, dorso in pelle con finti nervi, caselle, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, leggermente scolorito, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato, tracce di sporco e qualche macchia, bordo leggermente consumato, tracce di fioritura sparsa, pagine ben conservate. IV edizione. Opera completa.

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      1856?], [Chicago.: 1856 - Folio sheet, folded to 8" x 10". [1], [3 blank] pp. Signed in type at the end by Jas. M. Davis, President; and Benj. T. Ingraham, Agent and Secretary. At the bottom is a list of 'References': Stephen A. Douglas, Senator Jesse Bright, James Shields, Sidney Breese, Congressman Washburne of Galena, and other luminaries. A bit of shallow edge wear, Very Good. The Company is discussed in the Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal for April 23, 1856: The President, James M. Davis, "is widely known in Illinois, and having been for years, the Register of the Land Office at Vandalia, he possesses rare qualifications for the direction of such a company." Benjamin Ingraham "is precisely the man for the place," having worked at the U.S. Land Department in Washington and as Secretary of the Land Department at the Illinois Central Railroad. The Journal touts the Company's expertise, "having agents in every County in the Western and North-Western States" who are "kept apprised of desirable cultivated or choice Government lands." The Company advises, "There are millions of acres of fine Land yet in market, quite as desirable for farms or for speculation as any which has yet been sold-- in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska." The Company is available "to associations or individuals , who wish to purchase lands in large quantities, for a Colony, or for a site for a Town." Not in Byrd, Graff, Ante-Fire Imprints. Not located on OCLC, or the online sites of the Newberry, U Chicago, U of IL, AAS, Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, as of June 2015. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LE PAYS LATIN. Inscribed copy

      Michel Levy Freres, Paris, France 1856 - [vi], 353 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] table. Maroon hardcover cloth binding (later, circa 1900) with leather spine label; moderate shelfwear and soiling, including slightly bumped corners. Inscribed by author on half-title "A A. C. Martel, Tu Souvenir et Cordiale Sympathie [signed] Henry Murger." Inscription page is somewhat foxed, and remainder of text contains minor soiling to page edges. Text is in French. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Message From the President of the United States

      United States 34th Congress, 1st Session, 1856 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. First edition.. A work published relating to the first session of the thirty-fourth congress. This volume is a collection of maps and plansto accompany the reports from the meeting at congress. The first edition of this work. Collated,complete with all maps and plans. The illustrations include those accompanying 'The Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office', 'The Report of the Government Hospital for the Insane', 'The Report form the Bureau of Topographical Engineers', 'Report of the Quartermaster General', 'Report of Doctor E K Kane to theSecretary of the Navy' and 'Report of theBoard of Examiners of the Naval Academy'. Condition: In full cloth binding with blind stamping and gilt stamping to front board. Externally, loss to the spine and to the extremities loss to spine is more severe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. A few chips to the bottom of the first map as well as to map 13 from Report from the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. The same map also is quite creased and has several small closed tears. Other maps with small closed tears at the folds include 'Map of Public Surbery in California', 'Survey of Entrance of Little Sodus Bay. . 'and 'Plat exhibiting the State of surveys in the State of Florida'. Small amount of loss at the outer edge (when unfolded) of'Diagram of Tampa Land District, Florida'. In general maps are in a very good condition with a small amount of spots. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding,.

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        See encyclopedia or Google

      Inbunden bok. £600, LONDON Routledge 1856-75. Inbunden. First class half leather see picture Upphöjda bindningar Guldornament och guldsnitt. Nära nyskick. history. AS NEW!

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        The Environs of London.

      1856 - New York, c.1856. Original colour. 330 x 405mm. A plan of Victorian London, showing Richmond to the west and Barking to the east; Southgate to the north and Bromley to the south.

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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

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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.

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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,-.

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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]

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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

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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.

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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]

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