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        Histoire de ma vie

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Book of games and sports.

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

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        A Child's History of England

      Boston: Hickling, Swan & Brown. 1856. First American one-volume edition (preceded by two volume editions by both Harper's and Hickling, Swan and Brown editions in 1854). Two volumes in one. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, titled and decorated on the spine in gilt. Some spotting on the front board, and light rubbing and slight fraying at the spine corners, but still a handsome, very good copy, and especially uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        G. Kreutzberg's Große Menagerie (vormals van Acken). Verzeichnis sämmtlicher in dieser Menagerie befindlichen Thiere, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung der merkwürdigeren und ihrer Lebensweise. Görlitz, printed by Julius Köhler, s.d., but printed before October, 9th 1856 (see below, please).

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE GREAT ROSY DIAMOND ..

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

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        British Possessions In The Indian Seas

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

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

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

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        Münchener Album. Mit 44 altkolorierten Stahlstichen.

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

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        Lastrea rigida [Buck Fern]

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

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        Krim-Girai, Khan of the Crimea. Translated from the German of Theodore Mundt.

      London: John Murray, 1856 - Octavo. Original red linen-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, elaborate panelling in blind to boards, light green surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed overall, bumped at the corners, head and tail of the spine crumpled and with minor chipping, pale toning, some light foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition, a very pleasing association copy, inscribed "With the Translator's love" on the first blank and with the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, second baron Raglan, was married to Eliot's cousin, Susan Caroline. His father, recently deceased at the time of presentation, had famously commanded the British forces in the Crimea, being responsible for the victories at the Alma and at Inkerman, and considered by some to be culpable for the disaster at Balaklava. The First baron had died at Sebastopol of a "broken heart" (ODNB) just ten days after the bloody failure of the assault of 18 June 1855, and in 1858 his successor was gifted Cefntilla Court in Monmouthshire by "1623 of the 'friends, admirers, and comrades' of his father as a mark of gratitude and to enable the family to maintain the port of the ennobled" (Newman, Gwent/Monmouthshire; Buildings of Wales series, p. 272). The modern Cefntilla bookplate is mounted beneath Raglan's on the front pastedown. The translator joined the diplomatic service from Eton, and from 1849 to 1859 served as attaché at Hanover, Lisbon, Berlin, Constantinople, and St Petersburg. Subsequent postings took him to Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Lisbon, and finally Washington. He resigned in 1865 and was elected MP for Devonport in 1866, holding the seat until 1868. He entered the House of Lords in 1870, dying in 1881. The association gains poignancy from the fact that Eliot's elder brother, the Hon. Granville Charles Cornwallis Eliot, a captain in the Coldstream Guards, had been killed, shot through the head, at Inkerman. Qirim Giray (d. 1769), was one of the most influential rulers of the Crimean Khanate, a scion of the ruling Giray clan, direct descendants of Genghis Khan, and possessed of distinct geopolitical ambitions. "A clever, affable man with a weakness for practical jokes involving severed heads", he aspired to an alliance with Frederick the Great against the Russians, and conspired to similar ends with the baron de Tott, becoming a "close personal friend", who, under Tott's influence, developed "an enthusiasm for French cuisine (especially its wine-based sauces), and requested that Tartuffe be translated into Turkish for performance by the court buffoons The two spent long evenings talking politics inside the crimson-lined tent, Qirim delivering his 'opinions on the abuses and advantages of liberty, on the principles of honour, or the laws and maxims of government, in a manner which would have done honour to Montesquieu himself'" (Reid, Borderland: A Journey through the History of Ukraine, internal quotations from the Memoirs of the Baron de Tott). The author of this work, Theodor Mundt, was a German philologist and librarian, best known for his writings on aesthetics, and for his advocacy of the emancipation of women, who compiled the memoir "on account of its intrinsic interest as well as the relation it bears to the present war" (Preface). An attractively-provenanced and well-preserved copy of this seldom seen and interesting biography. Uncommon, just eight copies on Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        EVENING TALES FOR THE WINTER; BEING A SELECTION OF WONDERFUL & SUPERNATURAL STORIES. Translated from the Chinese, Turkish and German ... Three volumes in one ...

      New-York: Published by Richard Marsh, 138 William Street,. 1856. original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. Professionally recased with original cloth spine preserved, a very. good copy. (#151897). Later edition, expanded. An expanded edition of TALES OF TERROR; OR, THE MYSTERIES OF MAGIC. A SELECTION OF WONDERFUL AND SUPERNATURAL STORIES, TRANSLATED FROM THE CHINESE, TURKISH, AND GERMAN ... (1833). A collection of Gothic and Romantic stories, most of which are fantastic. Includes "The Magic Dice" by Thomas de Quincey, "The Boarwolf" by J. Apel, and "Peter Rugg, the Missing Man" by William Austin. The 1856 edition adds nine stories: "Old Adventures," "Love and Authorship," "The Magdalen," "An Old House in the City," "Nina Dalgarooki," "Sir Hurry Skurry: A Character," "Marie Marnet," "The Prophecy" and "The Baronet's Bride." "... an excellent selection for its day, with much material that is not generally available elsewhere." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1427. Bleiler (1978), p. 173. Reginald 15858A. See Wright (I) 2266-2268.

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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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        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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        Geschichte der Türkei vom Sieg der Reform 1826 bis zum Pariser Tractat 1856. In zwei Theilen. ZWEI (2) Teile in einem Band.

      XII, 303 VIII, 262 Seiten. 22 cm. Halblederband der Zeit. Staatengeschichte der neuesten Zeit, Band 11 und 12. Teil 1: Von der Vertilgung der Janitscharen bis zum Tode Machmuds II., Teil 2: Von der Thronbesteigung Abdulmedjids bis zum Pariser Tractat von 1856. - Kanten berieben, Lederecken und Rücken deutlich beschabt. Vorderes Rückengelenk brüchig. Vorsätze in den Ecken mit Leimschatten, vorn mit Besitzerstempel. Eine Seite mit wenigen Tintenfleckchen im Text (wenige Buchstaben unleserlich). Seiten papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar der ERSTAUSGABE, komplett in ZWEI Bänden (in einem Band). - Georg Rosen, deutsch-jüdischer Iranist, Turkologe und Diplomat. Seit 1844 Dragoman bei der preußischen Gesandtschaft in Konstantinopel, seit 1853 preußischer Konsul in Jerusalem, seit 1867 Generalkonsul des Norddeutschen Bundes, später des Deutschen Reichs in Belgrad (bis 1875).

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        Grand Traité dInstrumentation et dOrchestration modernes. Oeuvre 10me. Contenant: Le tableau exact de létendue, un appercu du mécanisme et létude du timbre et du caractère expressif des divers instrumens [sic !], accompagné dun grand nombre dexemples en partition, tirés des Oeuvres des plus Grands Maitres, et de quelques ouvrages inédits de lAuteur. Nouvelle Edition revue, corrigé, augmentée de plusieurs chapitres sur les instruments récemment inventés, et suivie de lArt du chef dOrchestre.

      2. 5 w. Bll., Gest. Tit. m. Vign. u. 312 gest. S., 3 w. Bll. HLdr.bd. d. Zt. m. Streicheisenverz. u. Tit. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Sprengschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einband berieben, an den Kanten bestoßen Rü. geblichen u. stellenw. rissig kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Stempel des Verlagshauses Schonenberger u. alter Namenszug auf Tit., im Text vereinz. gebräunt u. abgegriffen, die tlw. schlecht leserliche Pag. beinahe durchgeh. vom Vorbesitzer m. Bleistift ergänzt beiliegend 2 Bll. m. Anmerkungen von alter Hand. Hopkinson 30 B (S. 61 f.) Riemann I, 150 f. (hier 1856). EA. der maßgeblichen zweiten Ausgabe von Berlioz erstmals 1844 erschienenener Instrumentationslehre. Erweitert um die Anhänge Lart du chef dorchestre u. les nouveaux instruments. B.s ausführliche theoretische Behandlung der Instrumentierung war das erste Schulwerk dieser Art und wurde 1905 von Richard Strauss überarbeitet. Sie enthält vor allem eine ausführliche Instrumentenkunde, die Tonumfang, Klang und Charakter der Orchesterinstrumente und ihrer einzelnen Register abhandeln, und befasst sich mit der Problematik unterschiedlicher Besetzungen und der Anzahl der Spieler in den einzelnen Gruppen. - B. widmete sein Instrumentations-Lehrwerk dem König v. Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

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        Broadside: Farm Lands for Sale: The Illinois Central R R Company is now prepared to sell about Two Million of Acres of Farming Lands...

      Buffalo, NY: Reese & Co.'s Steam Power Press, 1856. Broadside printed on both sides 12 ¼ x 9 ¼. A little wear and very minor chipping around the edges, old creases, letter R faded a little in title, one tine hole; very good. Very interesting early railroad broadside outlining the sale of land in Illinois, which was originally granted by the government for the construction of a railroad. According to the broadside the land is among the richest and fertile in the state, and the cost will vary between $5-$25 an acre. If you need to borrow to pay for the land, the interest rate would be only 3% a year, even by present standards that's a very low rate! Additionally, "Ready Framed Farm Buildings" which can be set up in a few days, can be obtained from Responsible Persons."

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        Acts of the Legislatures of the States of Pennsylvania and New York Relating to the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Company; also The Acts Incorporating The Cayuga and Susquehanna, the Lackawanna and Bloomsburg, and the Warren Railroad Companies, and The General Laws of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Relative to Railroads

      John T. Trow (printer) 1856 - Leather covered boards, 93 pages. Cracked spine, joints and hinges, boards and interior pages holding by binding threads, browning and chipping to end papers, previous owners name on front free end paper, browning and foxing to pages, light pencil marginalia to a few pages, some page margins rough cut. Complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted.

      London 1856 - Actor; son of the great tragedian Edmund Kean. 1858. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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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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        ENCYCLOPÉDIE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PAPIER, COLLODION, VERRE NÉGATIF ET POSITIF ET SUR TOILE; DAGUERRÉOTYPE SUR PLAQUE D'ARGENT, STÉRÉOSCOPE, IVOIRE NATUREL OU FACTICE.... TRAITÉ COMPLETE DU COLORIS PARTICULIER À CES DIFFERENTS PROCÉDES À L'AQUARELLE, À L'HUILE ET AVEC LES COULEURS SÈCHES EN POUDRE. PROGRÈS, AMÉLIORATIONS, PERFECTIONNEMENTS APPORTÉS JUSQU'ÀNCE JOUR DAN LES DIFFÉRENTES BRANCHES INDIQUÉES CI-DESSUS, SUIVI D'UN ABRÉGÉ À L'USUAGE DES PERSONNES QUI DÉSIRENT APPRENDRE SEULES L'UN DE CES PROCÉDÉS

      Paris: Se trouve tous les principaux libraires de France et de l'éntranger... et chez l'auyeur, 1856. First edition. 8vo., 333 pp. Bound in a contemporary morocco gilt and marbled paper over boards; the original printed paper rear wrapper is bound-in. A fine and bright copy. Adolphe Legros was a early practitioner of the daguerreian process and the subsequent paper processes. He wrote several manuals, including a daguerreian manual in 1849, and one on the collodion process in 1852. This 1856 "Encyclopedia" is actually a very well written manual on all aspects of the daguerreian, and collodion prosess, with details on handcoloring prints, cameras and lenses, and various subsets of the paper processes, i.e, printing on silk and glass. WorldCat locates nine copies worldwide with U. S. holdings at: New York Public Library, National Gallery of Art, George Eastman House, University of Arizona, University of California - Riverside, University of Texas - Ransom Center. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 92. Roosens and Salu No. 4237.

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        Revised Statutes of the Territory of New Mexico - to Which Are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Organic Law of the Territory - Revised and Arranged by Order of the Legislative Assembly

      Santa Fe, NM: Printed in the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette Office. Good. 1856. Hardcover. This book contains the revised statutes of the Territory of New Mexico, is prefixed with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Organic Law of the Territory and was published in 1856. Content is in both English and Spanish. Text block has English on verso and Spanish translation on recto. Modern boards, rebound in quarter leather binding with brown cloth. Title is in black on spine. Boards have light rubbing to top and bottom edges, and corners are slightly bowed inward and have light wear. All edges have moderate wear and soiling. Top edge of some leaves have light chipping. Title pages and text block have light to moderate foxing, and light soiling. Title page has been repaired near bottom edge and has light pen marginalia. A dampstain is located on the bottom right corner and affects almost all leaves in text block but does not affect content on most leaves. Contemporary stamp of "Felipe Delgado, Santa Fe, N. M." on title page and a few leaves. Living in Santa Fe in the mid-19th century, Felipe Delgado was a wealthy merchant operating a general store and owning many mule and ox trains freighting over the Santa Fe Trail. The statutes of the Territory of New Mexico were revised, arranged and codified into one volume in 1856 by James Deavenport, who was at that time the Chief Justice of the Territory. Last auction record is in 1966. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 563 pp .

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        Reports Of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable And Economical Route For a Railroad From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean. Volume V.

      Washington, D.C.: Beverley Tucker.. Volume V.. 1856. Volume V.. 26 color tinted lithographs, 18 black and white botanical plates with botanical details, black and white in-text illustrations, color and black and white maps and diagrams (many folding) as called for; 43, xvi + 370 pages + xiii +15 + appendices (14pp), 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound). The binding is in poor condition with boards exposed at extremities, backstrip splitting, rear board split but not yet detached; volume is ex-library with perforation stamp to title page and a few other pages, bookplate to front pastedown, no other library markings. Text block is loose, but still largely holding; one folding plate is loose and a couple of plates starting to detach. As is common with these plates there is some foxing and toning, in general light to moderate; one plate (a tree) is very toned. Dampstaining in margin of one plate. Condition of the most significant plates: Los Angeles: very clean, just one tiny light foxing spot at right edge of image and a couple of tiny spots in margins. Mission of San Diego: plate is clean with some foxing to margins U.S. Military Post Benicia (light overall foxing) Mission and Plain of San Fernando (overall light foxing into plate). One folding color diagram is almost detached and has a 2 inch split to fold, one black and white folding diagram detached, otherwise diagrams and maps in very good condition. Contents of this volume V described as "Report of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Upon the Routes in California to Connect with the Routes Near the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Second Parallels". Folding color diagrams: "Geological Section of the Coast Mountains and Sierra Nevada" and 'Geological Section of the Bernardino Sierra". Full page color maps include: "Geological Map of the Vicinity of San Francisco", Geological Map of the Tejon Pass & Canada de las Uvas and the Vicinity", and "Geological Map of the Country Between San Diego and the Colorado River California". Black and white folding map: "Map and Profile of the Route of the Construction of a Ship Canal Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans". Large handcolored folding map: "Geological Map of a Part of the State of California". .

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        Balkangreuel. 12 Bilder in Licht- und Kupferdruck nach Originalen von Archibald Smith. Mit einer Einleitung von Herbert Stone. (= Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen. Stück 17).

      35 x 28 cm. 7(1) S. (Titel u. Einl.), 12 Tafeln m. Illustr. unter betitelten Seidenhemdchen. Lose in neuer Flügelmappe m. aufgez. Deckel der OBrosch. Teile des OEinbandes angeschmutzt, rissig u. abgerieben, Schnitt stockfl., Titelei u. Tafeln abgegriffen u. z.Tl. an den Rändern u. Ecken bestoßen. Englisch, Irrgarten 81,16 Hayn-Got. VII, 721 Bilder-Lex. IV, 808. - Nr.229 von 550 num. Exemplaren einer einmaligen, nicht im Handel erhältlichen Auflage. Von Gottfried Sieben unter einem beabsichtigt sehr englisch klingenden Pseudonym in der vom Wiener Verleger imaginierten Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen gegründeten Reihe veröffentlicht. - Gottfried Sieben (1856-1918) war österreichischer Zeichner u. Graphiker. Er studierte an der Wiener Akademie und arbeitete als Karikaturist u. Illustrator für zahlreiche österreichisch-ungarische Zeitschriften. "1888 bereiste er Rußland, den Kaukasus und den Balkan. Zu jener Zeit entstanden auch seine hocherotischen, ziemlich sadistischen, aber ganz unpersönlichen Zeichnungen, die er unter dem Titel Balkangreuel unter dem Namen Smith in Mappenform herausgab" (Bilder-Lex.). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Histoire de ma vie

      First edition in-12 posterior of one year to the rarissime first edition.Binders in demi-basane lie-de-vin, smooth backs slightly discolored and lightened adorned with gilded romantic arabesques, a small snag in the middle of volume 1, marbled paper plates, guards and paper countertops to the vat, small scratches without gravity On some bits, preserved covers, modern bindings in the romantic taste.Pleasant copy almost free of all freckles and established in a romantic pastiche uniform binding. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1856 11,5x18,5cm 10 volumes reliés

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        Pictorial Advertising Broad Sheet: Coleman's California Line

      California, 1856. Striking chromolithographic image of one of the ships of the line (generic) plowing through calm waters with its pennant on the main mast and the American flag flying from the stern. Besides the Line name printed on one of the main sails, there is no other text. The realistic image is bordered in red with gold decoration and the border itself is white and lace like. William Tell Coleman (1824-1893) moved to San Francisco in 1849 where he became involved with the shipping and commission business. In 1856 he established his own shipping line to cater to the demand of the east coasters who wanted to travel to the gold diggings. the Line ran until 1864. Coleman is best remembered for setting up the "Committee of Vigilance" to quell the riots in San Francisco which occurred due to anti-Asian sentiment, which according to Wikipedia, had the aim of stopping the formation of a Workingman's Party. The vigilante force with their pick handle weapons were effective for a time but ultimately a People's Party was formed and took control of San Francisco in 1867. This was followed in 1882 with Senator Kearney being able to pass the Chinese Exclusion Act. Small chip from the top right corner only in the white. There has been damp which has left a tide mark over most of the sheet, visible only from the rear. One 1/2" brown spot appears in the red border, otherwise good+ condition. 12 1/2 x 9"

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