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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Turin, 7. XI. 1856. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An "cher Monsieur et honoré Confrère", zunächst wegen der Beförderung von Büchern nach England (an "Madame Elizabeth Dèane No 66, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent") durch dessen Sohn, sollte dieser noch nicht nach Texas abgereist sein: "[.] le transport doit être payé à L'Angleterre [.]". Im Weiteren über seine Reise nach Nordafrika: "[.] Quand je vous ai quitté au commencement de cet année, je suis allé directement par Marseille à Tunis avec l'espérance de gaigner quelque chose comme Médecin, mais mes idées réligieuses et le Propaganda j'ai cherché à faire pour Israel la, fut la raison que toutes classes des peuples étaient plus au moins préposé contre moi. Malgré cela, j'ai fait quelques bonnes guérison cures, & mes révenues jusqu'à la fin du Mai, ont couvrient tout mes frais de Marseille, à Tunis, jusqu'à Genua, où je me debarquer au commencement du moi du Juin, parceque le chaleur et la situation la plus disagréable, que je connais dans un grande ville semblable, surpasse tout que j'ai experimenté auparavant - la place est le plus dégoutable en tous les considerations, excepte quelques beaux jours & un climat doux dans l'hiver, mais sujet beaucoup à Rheumatisme. Après mon rétour en Italie j'ai passé l'été dans les montagnes, où j'ai atrappé un fievre si grave & malignant que je suis malade à presant deja àpeu près 2 mois [.] Sur l'horizon vers laquelle je dirige toutes mes pensées, est un calme parfaite, par apparance, mais je crois on prépare la, la matérie pour des evènements le plus grâve et étonnant pour tout le monde. Quand vous y verrez, et tout le monde, des exploision extraordinaire, pensez à moi, s'il vous plait, & croyez moi qu'il est un nouveau pas vers l'arrivé du Seigneur [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      1856. First Edition . SNOW, Eliza R. Poems, Religious, Historical and Political. Vol. I. Liverpool and London: F.D. Richards and Latter-Day SaintsÂ’ Book Depot, 1856. WITH: Poems, Religious, Historical and Political. Also Two Articles in Prose. Vol. II. Salt Lake City: Printed at the Latter-Day SaintsÂ’ Printing and Publishing Establishment, 1877. Together, two volumes. 12mo, original green and brown blind- and gilt-decorated cloth. $2200.First editions of both volumes of SnowÂ’s poetry, “words that have become permanently embedded in the Mormon culture,” in original cloth.“Eliza R. Snow, ‘ZionÂ’s Poetess,Â’ was the most influential of all the 19th-century Mormon women. Born in Massachusetts in 1804, she lived her early life in Ohio and in 1835 followed her mother and sister into the Mormon Church. From Kirtland in 1838 she traveled with her family to Missouri, and then into Illinois. In Nauvoo she was the secretary of the first Relief Society, and in June 1842 she became a plural wife of Joseph Smith. Eliza made the overland crossing to Utah in 1847. When the Relief Society was organized throughout all the wards of the Church in the late 1860s, she was called to be the president, a position she held for 20 yearsÂ… All during her life Eliza Snow wrote poems which she published in the Mormon newspapers and magazines in Ohio, Illinois and UtahÂ… Most aspects of the history and ideology of the Latter-day Saints are touched in these works, in words that have become permanently embedded in the Mormon culture” (Crawley 105). Volume II with engraved frontispiece portrait of Snow. Flake 7843, 7844. Sabin 85505, 85506. Volume II with contemporary gift inscription.Occasional light foxing, expert joint and corner repairs in Volume II. Cloth of both volumes with light spotting. A handsome pair of volumes.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Gould, (Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882, American Poet)

      1856 - explaining that "For many years, owing to the bad state of my eyes, and the extreme delicacy of the task, I have declined to sit in judgement on any poems submitted to me. I trust therefore that you will not think it unkind or uncivil in me if I fail to meet your wishes in respect to your 'Asphodels'; a very attractive title, almost sufficient in itself to make me swerve from my purpose ." but saying that if he concedes in one case he "must in another, and so on to the end of an endless chapter ." but sending his best wishes for her success with the volume and that she will find a good publisher and a "sympathetic welcome from the world of readers .", 4 sides 8vo., Cambridge, 7th March

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Grammar of Ornament. Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornamant... Drawn on Stone by F. Bedford. Printed in Colours by Day and Son

      London: Day and Son, 1856. First edition. Folio. Publisher's brown half morocco over matching cloth boards, Egyptianate gilt decoration to the spine and with a matching gilt tooled morocco panel to the upper board, all edges gilt, late 19th century gift inscription to the title page with further inscriptions indicating the volume's descent through the same family. 100 finely printed chromolithograph plates grouped by style, principally architectural, each chapter Some mild wear to the boards, a lovely copy. A beautiful repository of design samples from sources across the world and one of the finest colour printed books of the age.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        L. D. Sine's Twenty-First Grand Mammoth Gift Enterprise!

      St. Louis 1856 - Two broadsheets, both related to the same lottery drawing. The first, printed on both sides in red, describes the prizes offered in the lottery drawing, chances of winning, etc. The second (55x25 cm) is printed in black on one side only and lists the winning numbers that were drawn for that same lottery, along with the prizes associated with those numbers. At the bottom is a note listing the three agents, one each in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, who sold the most tickets for this lottery. From the numbers drawn, it appears that there were 15,000 tickets sold. Short tears at edges of promotional piece, one 2-inch tear along a fold. Measures 17x7.5 inches. Decorative border. An early western lottery promotion.

      [Bookseller: High Ridge Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley: Containing Details of his Conduct as School-Boy, Medical-Student, Racing-Man, and Poisoner; with Original Letters of William and Anne Palmer, and other Authentic Documents.

      Ward and Lock, London. 1856 - First edition. Octavo. 136 pages. Illustrations. Recently bound in full tan leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, original yellow wrappers preserved. One of the most notorious cases of the time.Together with: The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer, for Poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 184 pages. Illustrations. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with The Great Convent Case: Saurin v. Star & Kennedy. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, [1869]. Together with: The Queen v. Palmer, Verbatim Report of The Trial of William Palmer at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London, May 14, and following days, 1856, before Lord Campbell, Mr. Justice Cresswell, and Mr. Baron Alderson. J. Allan, 1856. First edition. Octavo. 326 pages. Bound as above, but without the original wrappers, together with a second copy of the Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley. Three volumes, all fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Printed description in French ("Explication des Planches .") 1596-1645, Russian Tsar, founder of the Romanov dynasty in 1613)]

      1856 - of the 21 ancient paintings in the Archives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, representing Mikhail III's Election and Consecration, his Coronation feast, and the return from Polish capitivity of Mikhail's father Philaret in 1619, pp. i, 23, 8vo., all edges gilt, dark green morocco, small arms of the Russian Imperial house gilt on upper cover, Moscow, Press of the Holy Synod, slight wear to covers The descriptions are an invaluable record of Moscow and other cities in the early 17th century, of clothes and customs, and of the chief actors in the unfolding drama. Mikhail was elected on 21st February 1613, but it was not till 24th March that the delegates of the council discovered the young tsar and his mother Martha at the Ipatievsky monastery near Kostroma. At first Martha protested that her son was too young, but the weeping boyars declared that if he refused they would hold him responsible for the destruction of Muscovy. The original paintings identify many buildings and streets, and their modern equivalents are given in the text where different. With the bookplate in red and black of the Coburg library, bearing the arms of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1844-1900), whose wife Maria Alexandrovna (1853-1920) was the only daughter of Alexander II. From the collection of Grand Duke Kyril & Victoria Melita [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Linesman; or, Service in the Guards and the Line during England's Long Peace and Little Wars.;

      London: G.W. Hyde, 1856 - 3 volumes octavo. Original red morocco-grain cloth, title gilt to spines, blind floral panel to the boards, cream endpapers. Somewhat rubbed, rebacked with the original spines laid down, hinges repaired, toning, about very good. First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds 6 copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly remarked that no work of fiction can equal in point of interest, one composed of incidents derived from the common occurrences of every-day life. In the following pages I have endeavoured, with the aid of imaginary characters, to illustrate this position, by portraying a few ordinary events in the career of an Officer of the Line " (Preface). Napier was educated at the Royal Military College, appointed ensign in the 46th Regiment in 1825, rising to captain in 1830, "He served with his regiment in India, and was present with the nizam's subsidiary force at the siege of Hyderabad in 1830. The regiment returned home in 1833, and in 1836 Napier entered the senior department of the Royal Military College, but left in 1837, before passing his examination, on the regiment being ordered to Gibraltar. He commanded the light company for several years. While at Gibraltar he frequently visited Spain and north Africa for field sports, and also took a cruise in his stepfather's ship, HMS Powerful (84 guns), in which he visited Constantinople and Asia Minor, and acquired a knowledge of the Levant, which led to his subsequent employment on special service there" (ODNB). Commanded a force of irregular cavalry in Syria during operations in 1840-1; contracted ophthalmia while in Egypt, and retired on half-pay in 1843. "In 1846 Napier was sent to the Cape with other special service field officers to organize the indigenous levies, and ably commanded bodies of irregulars during the Cape Frontier War of 1846–7." During the Crimean War despite the his own best efforts, and those of his step-father Admiral Charles Napier who was in command of the Baltic Fleet, he failed to find employment, but "with characteristic energy he did good work during the first winter [of the war] in collecting funds for warm clothing for the troops, and personally superintending its shipment." The shortcomings of the British military establishment in the context of this campaign are a theme which he covers in his preface, hoping that "the Chelsea Board of Inquiry will prove the death-blow to a system probably more corrupt than ever system was before!" This was not to be the case, and Col. Tulloch, to whom the novel is dedicated, was forced to defend his criticisms of the commissariat to the detriment of his health, and his career. An entertaining and revealing addition to the picture of early Victorian service life, by a military man of "literary and artistic ability." Not in Sadleir or Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        C. PETERS Hamburger Marinemaler (m

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      [Bookseller: Herbst-Auktionen]
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        Report of Explorations for a Railway Route, Near the Thirty-Fifth Parallel of North Latitude, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, (in) Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-4, Volume III, 33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 78

      Beverley Tucker, printer, Washington 1856 - tall 4to; orig. blind emb dk brown bds, rebacked with orig spine laid on; sp title faded; wear to corners and edges, slight rubbing to bds; hinges tight; typical soiling to eps; soiling and fingerprints to some page edges, not affecting text; scattered foxing, some plates affected, usually more at edges; contains all plates, many of them nicely colored, and maps; typical age toning and occ offsetting from plates; mylar cover; pp. 136, 77, 127, 11, 175 +3 large colored geological fold-out maps. One of multiple volumes published for this extensive survey. Most contain very attractive plates of scenery and Native Americans, as does this one. This volume contains much about New Mexico. Unfortunately, due to size of the volumes and handling, there are not many left in really good condition. Many have been broken up for the plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        Punch's Pocket Book (long run of 25 volumes)

      1856. LEECH, John. Punch’s Pocket Book for 1857 [to 1881], Containing Ruled Pages for Cash Accounts and Memoranda for Every Day in the Year; an Almanack; and a Variety of Useful and Valuable Business Information. London: Punch Office (Bradbury & Evans), [1856-1880]. 25 volumes. 12mo, original full wallet-style straight-grain morocco (in various colors), front gusseted pockets, all edges gilt. Housed in two custom-made “book-shelves.” $4500.Lengthy unbroken run of these wonderful 19th-century personal calendars and almanacs, from 1857 to 1881, with hand-colored folding frontispieces, illustrated title pages, and numerous in-text wood-engravings by John Leech and John Tenniel.Twenty-year mainstay artist at Punch and illustrator of Dickens’ Christmas Carol (1843), caricaturist John Leech had studied with George Cruikshank and eventually developed “a convention of social humor that was to last until the 1920s” (Houfe, 207). “He comes, for practical purposes, between Cruikshank and Du Maurier, and in that order plays an indispensable part in the progressive transformation of humorous art from the broad brutalities of the earlier men to the gentler and more subdued satire now in vogue” (DNB). Leech’s collaborator on Punch’s Pocket Book was John Tenniel, who succeeded him upon his death in 1864 and later gained fame as the illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1866) and Through the Looking Glass (1872). He was ably assisted by Charles Keene and Linley Sambourne, both members of the Punch staff. First published in 1846 (with illustrations by Thackeray), the annual Pocket Book “was decidedly a welcome Christmas present, and it had a considerable, though, as it ultimately proved, an insufficient sale. It was a costly affair, as, apart from the expenses of the illustrations, there was a folding frontispiece, done by John Leech in colors; it was neatly bound in morocco, with a tab loop to fasten it; and the honorarium for stories… was at the rate of a guinea a page. ‘Now, gentlemen,’ Mark Lemon [the editor of Punch] used to say to us as we sat round the table at dinner on the penultimate Wednesday in November—’Walk up! Walk up! Stories! A guinea a page! Be in time!” (Sir Francis Cowley Burnand). This is an unbroken run of 25 Punch’s Pocket Books, from 1857 to 1881, in their original bindings and containing some of Leech’s most admirable images, at once broadly humorous and exquisitely graceful. His work for Punch “constitutes the main monument of his genius” (DNB). Occasional bookplate. The 1857 and 1875 issues contain a number of original pencil and pen-and-ink drawings in Leech’s style.Interiors generally quite clean (many with owner annotations), several bindings with moderate rubbing (four with some loss of spine, several with splits near tabs). A very scarce run (even Tenniel’s own set lacked a volume), in very good condition.

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        The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq., of the Kingdom of Ireland. Containing an Account of his Extraordinary Adventures; Misfortunes: his Sufferings in the Service of his Late Prussian Majesty: his Visits to Many of the Courts of Europe .

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856 - Octavo (182 x 121 mm). Near-contemporary tan half calf, titles to red sheep label to spine, raised bands gilt, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Boards slightly bowed, light rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. Vignette to title page. First edition in book form of Thackeray's first novel (additionally published in the same year as part of Vol. 3 of Thackeray's four volume Miscellanies, again published by Bradbury & Evans). Originally published serially in 1844 in Fraser's Magazine as The Luck of Barry Lyndon, it was intended to expose "the real unlikeable greed, cruelty, lack of conscience, and vulgarity of the criminal mind", however, "readers' understandable dislike of the narrator, Barry himself, extended inappropriately to the author, and the magazine's editors asked Thackeray to shut the story down after ten instalments" (ODNB). Uncommon edition, traced at auction just 10 times in the last 108 years. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Inventorium Sepulchrale: An Account of Some Antiquities Dug Up at Gilton, Kingston, Sibertswold, Barfirston, Beakesbourne, Chartham, and Crundale, in the County of Kent, from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1773.

      London: Printed for the Subscribers Only, 1856. ASSOCIATION COPY WITH MS LETTER. Large Quarto, pp.lvi, 230. With 24 illustrated plates to rear, the first eight being four pairs, each with a colour and a line-drawn version of the same objects. Also with frequent in-text engravings and a frontispiece portrait of Joseph Mayer. Including an MS LETTER SIGNED BY JOSEPH MAYER, original owner of the manuscript and dedicatee of the published book. In contemporary half green morocco with gilt titles to spine and marbled boards and end-papers. Top edge gilt.Dampstain and spotting to the introduction; occasional spotting elsewhere. Light external wear. Very good overall. A rare tome concerning early excavations in Kent, complete with sketches of the objects found, mainly from the Late Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. Published many years after Rev. Faussett's sudden early death by a consortium of concerned Antiquarians. Fewer than 350 subscribers listed.

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        Golden A.B.C.

      London: TrŸbner & Co., 1856. - Oblong octavo, 5.8 x 8.1." [26] leaves, each with a mounted decorative initial with an accompanying scriptural verse. Each letter of the alphabet is represented except J and X. Designed by Gustav Koenig and engraved by Julius Caesar Thater. Original dark green cloth with cover decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Spine extremities and corners starting to fray, lightly foxed throughout. Otherwise a remarkably fine, bright copy. First edition in English, a translation of the German GŸldenes A.B.C. OCLC records only two copies at the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution

      Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires-Editeurs, 1856. 8vo (cm. 21,5), XXI-(1)456 pp., 1 c.nn. di Errata. Legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con piccoli nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro al ds. Carte di guardia e tagli marmorizzati. Firmetta di appartenenza sull’occhietto. Sporadiche fioriture, più intense sulle prime carte, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Prima rara edizione. Einaudi, 5631 (con una collazione diversa, probabilmente errata).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Theoria do Direito Penal Applicada ao Codigo Penal Portuguez: Comparado com o Codigo do Brazil, Leis Patrias, Codigos e Leis Criminaes dos Povos Antigos e Modernos 8 Volumes in 4

      Typographia Universal 1856 - FIRST EDITION. Capa dura na cor marrom com o título, autor e o volume grafados em dourado. Algumas página amareladas e oxidadas pelo tempo. Volumes I e II: lxxv + 313 p.; Volumes III e IV:350 p.; Volumes V e VI: 352 p.; Volumes VII e VIII: 237 + xviii p. Levando-se em conta a data da publicação, os livros encontram-se em muito bom estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dihputiro]
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        L'Illustration Horticole, Journal spécial des Serres et des Jardins , choix raisonné des plantes les plus intéressantes sous le rapport ornemental, comprenant leur histoire compléte. Leur description comparée, leur figure et leur culture; / rédigé par Ch. Lemaire et publié par Ambroise Verschaffelt - Troisiéme volume

      Gand: Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynk, 1856.-(12), 118p.: 42 estampas; 26cm.-E.Trata-se do terceiro volume desta notável publicação de botânica, dedicada ás espécies ornamentais. Para além do interesse científico e informativo do texto, é particularmente apreciada pelas magníficas estampas litográficas a cores, muitas com pormenores aguarelados a mão, todas de bonito efeito estético. Este exemplar está completo com as 42 estampas que lhe competem. Algumas são duplas.Meia-encadernação de pele, da época. Embora no final do índice refira 45 estampas como numero total, pensamos que é engano e que deverão ser apenas 42.

      [Bookseller: Livraria Luis Burnay]
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        Melanges religieux, historiques, politiques, et litteraires. + Dernieres melanges. Series 1 - 4 (22 Bände, komplett!)

      Paris: Vives; Lethielleux, 1856 - ca. 11500 S. 22 Bände in 4 Reihen (veröffentlicht zwischen 1856 und 1909), in dieser vollständigen Form sehr seltenes Exemplar der "Melanges" von Louis Veuillot. Altersgemäß noch SEHR GUTER Zustand! Einheitliche private braune Halblederbände, leicht berieben und bestoßen. Innen sehr gepflegt - Seiten altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, Text sauber. Sprache: französisch. -- 22 vols. in 4 series (published between 1856 and 1909), rare complete copy of Louis Veuillot's "Melanges". Still in VERY GOOD condition. Books bound in coherent brown half leather book covers, slightly rubbed and bumped. Bindings tight, pages slightly browned, text clean. Language: French. mbx atx Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Erstes mittelrheinisches Musikfest zu Darmstadt, Sonntag, 31. August und Montag, 1. September 1856.

      16 S. 22 cm, rosa OBrosch, Heft und Beileige in hervorragendem praktisch druckfrischem Zustand. AUSSERORDENTLICH SELTENER GELEGENHEITSDRUCK. mit beiliegendem Original-Programm für den 31.8. und 1.9. 1856. dieses mit Besitzerstempel des Prinzen Josef Clemens von Bayern. (*25. Mai 1902 - +8.1.1990)

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        98 Bände in 49 Bänden (von 102 Bänden)

      Bibliographisches Institut 1856 Bibliographisches Institut, Hidburghausen, (1853-1856). Zusammen ca. 22.000 S. mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 14 in Stahl gestochenen Porträttafeln, 69 gefaltete Stahlstichtafeln sowie 25 mehrfach gefaltete, teils grenzkolorierte Karten, einheitliche Leinen-Einbände mit aufgezogenen Rückenschildchen, duodez, (etwas berieben und bestoßen/teils fleckig/1 Tafel eingerissen/einige angegebene Tafeln fehlen) - Umfangreiches Geographisches Werk des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die seltenen Landkarten, wie von Indien, Brasilien, Petersburg, Ägypten, Amerika, Saudi-Arabien und Syrien etc. sind vorhanden - folgende Bände sind vorrätig: Bände 1 - 76 / 79 - 90 / 94 - 101 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Geographie,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        General-Karte des oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einem grossen Theile der angrenzenden Lander.

      Wien: K. K. Militarisch-Geografischen Institute, 1856. Engraved title page followed by 19 engraved maps. Three quarter leather binding with minor to moderate shelfwear. This is a large folio, measuring over 25 inches wide by over 21 inches in height. Marbled boards and endpapers. The maps are moderately foxed in the margins, with light foxing scattered in the image area. The final two maps are the most affected by foxing. The maps are black & white. This is an unusual edition in that it is unfolded, retaining the full sheet size. Two previous owner bookplates on the inside front cover, as well as an extra map affixed there. The text is unmarked. Titel und 19 Karten in Kupferstich. Imper.-folio. ABD LIII 737: "Alle karthographischen Arbeiten Schedas zeichnen sich durch die bis dahin unerreichte Schonheit, aber auch durch die grosse Gewissenhaftigkeit aus". Am Rand etwas stockfleckig. Ein Europa-Karte auf den Innendickel montiert. Exlibris.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Imperial Folio.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854. Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers, at his request and under his supervision, by Francis L. Hawks. Large 8vo.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1856 Front., errata leaf, 11 folding charts & 75 further plates. Internally v.g. & clean. Orig. blue cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt with elaborate blind borders; a little rubbed & dulled, wear to 1 inch of lower edge of front board with sl. loss of cloth. Signed by James Lawson, July 1856 in pencil on leading blank. Overall, a good copy.First published in Washington by order of the Congress of the United States, 1856. Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794-1858, was instrumental in the opening of Japan to the West. Setting sail for Japan in 1852 he demanded, using the threat of force, that the Japanese sign a trade agreement with the United States. On March 31, 1854, the Convention of Kanagawa was concluded between Perry and the Tokugawa shogunate. It was ratified on 21 February 1855.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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        Legacion de Buenos Aires en Montevideo


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        Appletons' Railway and Steam Navigation Guide.

      New York. D. Appleton & Co. 09- 1856. No. III. Black and white maps throughout, large black and white folding map, xii+24pp, 7 x 5 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Paper wraps in fair condition only; spine exposed, rear cover detached. Pages i thru xii reinforced with tape with resulting staining. An extraordinary compendium from the early days of the American love affair with railroads. A Guide to Railways in "the United States and Canadas"; a general Steamboat Directory; a Guide to the Principal Hotels. Large folding map at front, plus numerous internal maps depicting the routes of regional railroads with time tables. Numerous advertisements. This volume predates the completion of the first transcontinental railroad by more than a dozen years. The folding map depicts railroads east of the Mississippi and extending south to Savannah; there is an inset of the railroads of New England. This is a very early copy of a series that was issued for a great many years. It is a valuable documentation of US railroads at a very early stage of development.

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        D'Albert's Album 1856.

      Chappell & Co. London. 1856. - Gift book, 14 x 10.25 inches, 131 pp. featuring music by Charles D'Albert and chromolithographic plates by John Brandard. Pebbled cover with gilt lettering; covers loose; corners bumped; spine cracked with substantial loss of covering. Text block remains tightly bound. Volume contains five chromolithographic plates after Brandard (with possible additional hand coloring) plus title page also by Brandard. The six exquisite plates were printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Volume contains music for eighteen compositions by D'Albert. Contents in good clean condition. The five large color plates in this volume represent illustrations used for cover art when D'Albert's compositions were published and sold individually. Space at the top and bottom of the chromo illustrations, left blank as published in the Album, would have been utilized in the sheet music's solo edition for printing the composition's title at top and, at bottom, publisher details. As preserved in the Album, the five chromolithographic plates (plus title) are in near mint condition. (The Presentation page is printed in monochrome and is unattributed.) D'Albert's music with Brandard's illustrations are quite scarce in Album format. The five plates illustrate musical compositions entitled Angelina; The Mountain Daisy; Geneva; The Queen of Gipsies; The Bacchante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TUNIS'S TOPOGRAPHICAL AND PICTORIAL GUIDE TO NIAGARA. Containing, also, a Description of the Route through Canada, and the Great Northern Route, from Niagara Falls to Montreal, Boston, and Saratoga Springs. Also, Full and Accurate Tables of Distances...

      Niagara Falls, NY: W. E. Tunis, 1856. [6], [9]-138, [2] pages of advertisement. Original blue cloth binding measuring 15.8 cm; minor to moderate shelfwear and soiling, remaining intact and attractive. The rear endpaper (blank) has been removed. Illustrated with 11 plates including a frontis of which 5 are fold-out and one is a railroad map, one large folding map, and numerous in-text vignettes. All of the folding plates, except for the large folding map, are enhanced by an early hand-colored wash. Copyright page states: J. & C.E. Felton, Stereotypers, Buffalo. The large folding map and several folding plates have been repaired or strengthened at the folds, with some loss to the large folding map; there are numerous mis-folds are subsequent creases, also, but for the most part they are now properly re-folded and in place. There are several small stains and soiling scattered throughout the text. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper: William B. Peggs Sen. Rome N.Y. 1857. Title continues "...on all Railroads running to and from Niagara Falls." Early edition.. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Genealogia Cavriani. Illustrata da Giovanni Zucchetti in Occasione delle Auspicatissime Nozze del Nob. Massimiliano de` Marchesi Cavriani colla Nob. Contessa Isabella Lucchesi-Palli.

      Milano, P. Ripamonti Carpano, 1856. 4°. XIV + 51 + 2 S. Illustr. OPp. In ital. Sprache. Mit zwei Tafeln und einer gefalteten Stammbaumtafel, alles altkoloriert. Deckel mit eingesetzter Lithographie. - Tlw. stockfleckig, Stammbaum wasserrandig u. Rückseite fleckig (Vorderseite etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig), angestaubt, Gbrsp. Im ganzen gutes Exemplar. - `Sehr selten! Versand D: 7,00 EUR Genealogie

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      The first edition of this work was issued without a title-page. 3 leaves of music; 1 leaf of lyrics; text finishing on page 24. Eight full-page coloured illustrations in total. Original red ripple-grain pictorial cloth gilt. 4to. There are two issues of the first edition, neither of which were issued with a title-page. This copy is a first issue. See Quayle [6a]. Loosely laid in is an original watercolour by Ballantyne for one of the illustrations. Contemporary inscription [May 1857] on front free endpaper; few light marks; else an excellent copy of the rare first edition, first issue. The watercolour shows signs on the verso of being removed from an album. It was purchased together with other Ballantyne originals at a Bonhams auction in 2001..

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        Histoire de ma vie

      First 12-mo edition, published a year after the extremely rare first edition.Near contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards by Grandjean, spine in five compartments with blindruled fillets and double blindruled compartments with a gilt fleuron to centre, small tears to spine of volume 7, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, small insignificant tears to some corners and edges of some covers.A good copy with practically no spotting in a uniform binding by Grandjean.Michel Lévy frères Paris 1856 11x17,5cm 10 volumes reliés

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        Ryme de gentille et vertueuse dame D. Pernette du Guillet lyonnoise

      Edition carried out according to the first edition of 1545 with the additions of 1552, one of 125 copies on Holland paper, one draw after 2 vellum. Bound in full red morocco, back with five nerves decorated with golden tassels, gold wheels on the caps, boards hit their centers in a broad golden finial, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, frame with golden lace on contreplats, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, net gilded on the cuts, superb signed binding Hardy. Some foxing mainly affecting the guards. Beautiful and rare copy perfectly established. N. Scheuring Lyon 1856 11,5x20cm relié

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        Notice sur J.M. Audin auteur des histoires de Luther, de Calvin, de Léon X et de Henri VIII

      First edition, printed in a small number of copies.With a frontispiece portrait of J.M. Audin by A. Salmon. Slight spotting on the upper cover, small scattered foxing.Rare. Lib. de L. Maison Paris 1856 14x22,5cm broché

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        The Gardener's Shed; [together with] Hollyhocks. 275.

      George Baxter Patentee, 1856 - 2 works. Baxter prints. Size: 26.5 x 37.5 cm (10½ x 15 inches). Framed size: 44.5 x 57 cm. Very good condition. Pair of prints signed to the lower left. Baxter stamp and title beneath image. After paintings by V. Bartholomew. George Baxter Colour Printer His Life and Work. C.T Courtney Lewis. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        El Archivo Mexicano. Colección de leyes, decretos, circulares y otros documentos

      Imprenta Vicente G. Torres, México 1856 - It is about law, decrees, Mexican government. 5 volumes. ~ Tomo I: 828 + XXIII págs. F. E: 1856, Tomo II: 745 + XXVI págs. F. E: 1856, Tomo III: 1055 págs. F. E: 1857, Tomo IV: 420 págs. F. E: 1861, Tomo V: 889 págs. F. E: 1861. Huellas de uso en tapas y lomo. 5 volumen(es)/volume(s) varias páginas

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        Primer informe anual de la Junta Directiva del Ferro-Carril del Sur presentado a los accionistas de esta empresa. (Setiembre 16 de 1856.)

      Santiago de Chile, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. - Large 8°, disbound. Small wood engraving of the arms of the Republic of Chile on title page. Good to very good condition. Early manuscript foliation in ink. 31 pp., large folding map, large folding table, 7 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Report on progress of the Ferrocarril del Sur, established in 1855 to build a railroad from Santiago south to the Rio Maule. It includes deliberations on the exact course of the line, orders of railroad ties from Chile and other materials from abroad, choice of the location for the depot in Santiago, financial status of the company, and letters by administrators and engineers. The large folding map (82 x 32 cm.) shows the railroad's route from Santiago to Maipú, including stations, geographical features, and property owners' names.The folding table at the end is a form for bidding on very specific parts of the railroad construction, such as grubbing and clearing, embankments, and culvert and bridge construction of various materials. At the end, with separate caption title and pagination, is a 7-page @Ferrocarril del Sur. Acta del 12 de Setiembre de 1856 (not listed separately in Briseño), with several more letters from administrators and engineers.*** Briseño I, 263-4: calling for only 31 pp. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Lastrea dilatata glanulosa.

      London. Bradbury & Evans. 1855 - 1856. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxing to outer edges, light foxing spot to right of image; still overall very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...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 the plates record 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." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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        Unique Display of George Washington's Hair with Impeccable Provenance

      n.p., n.d.. .5" x .25". "Strands of George Washington's hair braided and housed in an ornate lamp-like image in a half-inch by quarter-inch gilt frame within a gilt-edged locket, a rectangular frame, 1"" x 1.25"". Monogrammed on verso.ProvenanceAutograph Document Signed ""Elizabeth Lee,"" 1 page, 4"" x 6.25"", lower left [blank[ rectangular corner cut off. In full, ""22d of February 1856. The Birth day of the Man from whose Head the Enclosed Hair was cut - 56 years ago - and sent to Mr R B Lee by his Widow. I know you will value it. Acept [sic] then my dear Sir with the love of Fannies Grand Mother. Have it set in such pin as you would like to were [sic, wear] - plain, unassuming as the taste and character of the great George Washington. Elizabeth Lee aged 88 years."" Addressed on verso ""To Major Reding (sic Reading).""Elizabeth Lee (1768-1858) was the wife of R.B. Lee (Richard Bland Lee). Their daughter Ann Matilda Lee (1790-1881) married Bailey Washington (1787-1854). Their daughter Fannie Washington (1831-1918) married Pierson Barton Reading (1816-1868) on March 12, 1856, three weeks after his wife Fannie's grandmother Elizabeth Lee presented Major Reading (pronounced red-ding, hence the misspelling) with George Washington's hair here offered. Major Reading served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican WarLight Horse Harry Lee (1756-1818) was a close personal friend of George Washington. Lucy Ludwell Lee (1734-1830), sister-in-law of Light Horse Harry, mother of Richard Bland Lee (1761-1827), and mother-in-law of Elizabeth Lee, cherished a locket containing a lock of George Washington's hair, which was given to her by Martha Washington (1731-1802); it’s on display at Sully Plantation, R.B. Lee's home. The hair here offered was given to Richard Bland Lee (Elizabeth Lee's husband) by Martha Washington.Ex-Leon H. Becker Memorabilia, Ltd., Robert Batchelder, Scott Winslow, and Guiness Book record holder for largest collection of historical hair, John Reznikoff."

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        Melanges religieux, historiques, politiques, et litteraires. + Dernieres melanges. Series 1 - 4 (22 Bände, komplett!)

      ca. 11500 S. Hardcover 22 Bände in 4 Reihen (veröffentlicht zwischen 1856 und 1909), in dieser vollständigen Form sehr seltenes Exemplar der "Melanges" von Louis Veuillot. Altersgemäß noch SEHR GUTER Zustand! Einheitliche private braune Halblederbände, leicht berieben und bestoßen. Innen sehr gepflegt - Seiten altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, Text sauber. Sprache: französisch. -- 22 vols. in 4 series (published between 1856 and 1909), rare complete copy of Louis Veuillot's "Melanges". Still in VERY GOOD condition. Books bound in coherent brown half leather book covers, slightly rubbed and bumped. Bindings tight, pages slightly browned, text clean. Language: French. mbx atx

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        Erstes mittelrheinisches Musikfest zu Darmstadt, Sonntag, 31. August und Montag, 1. September 1856.

      Darmstadt : Bekker 1856. 16 S. 22 cm, rosa OBrosch, Heft und Beileige in hervorragendem praktisch druckfrischem Zustand. AUSSERORDENTLICH SELTENER GELEGENHEITSDRUCK. mit beiliegendem Original-Programm für den 31.8. und 1.9. 1856. dieses mit Besitzerstempel des Prinzen Josef Clemens von Bayern. (*25. Mai 1902 - +8.1.1990) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Ephemera Gelegenheitsdrucke Musik

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        Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels in siebzig Blättern.

      Weimar, Geographisches Institut, [1856?]. - 57 x 38 cm, 70 Kartenblätter, gestochen u. größtenteils handkoloriert Einband stark berieben u.bestoßen, Blätter auf d. unbedruckten Seite tlws. angeschmutzt, Karten vollständig, Bindung fest. Gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Gr.-Fol., Halbleder, marmorierter Einbanddeckel, nachgebunden [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bläschke]
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