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        Reis om de Wereld naar Japan, aan Boord van het Expeditie-Eskader Onder Commodore M.C. Perry,

      (H. Nijgh), Rotterdam, 1856 - in de Jaren 1853, 1854 en 1855, ondernamen op Last van de Regering der Vereenigde Staten. Large 8vo. vi, (2), 10-486, (i)pp. Frontispiece, and engraved title-page. Lacking normal title-page.10 engraved plates. Bound in half leather, worn, rubbed and stained, internally foxed on some pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires

      Michel Lévy frères 1856 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1856, 10,5x17,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi basane bleu marine, dos lisse orné de pointillés et de fleurons à froid, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de basane bleu marine, initiales dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, modeste reliure de l'époque comme généralement. Exemplaire légèrement rogné. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation drawn up by Charles Baudelaire and for which it was not taken from large papers. Binding in navy blue demi-basane, smooth back decorated with dotted lines and cold florets, title piece and name of the author of navy blue tassel, golden initials in tail, marbled paper plates, paper guards and counter tops , Speckled slices, modest Contemporary binding as generally. copy slightly trimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kars and Erzeroum: with the Campaigns of Prince Paskiewitch in 1828 and 1829; and an Account of the Conquests of Russia Beyond the Caucasus, from the Time of Peter the Great to the Treaty of Turcoman Chie and Adrianople

      London: Longman, Bown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. Sole edition. 8vo. xvi, 332 pp. Publisher's brown blindstamped cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, ownership inscription of John & Katherine Pares to the front free endpaper dated 1859, but for a section in the middle the contents are largely unopened. Two tinted lithograph plates and a folding map. Some light wear to the head of the spine and the adjacent upper joint, a lovely unsophisticated copy.

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        Memorandum respecting a new system of roots of unity [offprint from the Philosophical Magazine]

      London, December 1856 - 8vo (212 x 140 mm), pp 2; in original plain wrappers (a bit creased), 'Dupl. T C D' [i.e. Trinity College Dublin] written in pencil on front wrapper.First edition. In this brief but important paper, Hamilton extends the class of non-commutative algebras (as they are called today) from the example of the quaternions he discovered more than a decade earlier. The new algebra, which he called the 'icosian calculus', is still generated by elements i, j and k, but whereas in the case of the quaternions we have i2 = j2 = k2 = 1, ij = k, in the algebra introduced in the present paper we have i2 = j3 = k5 = 1, ij = k. Hamilton was led to these relations by considering the symmetries of an icosahedron (or dodecahedron), and this is indeed the first determination of the group of symmetries of a regular (Platonic) solid. It is also the first time a group had been described by means of generators (i, j and k) and relations (as we say today). Previously a group had been described by its 'Cayley table', an array describing the result of multiplying any two elements of the group. This, however, is usually very cumbersome (the icosahedral group considered by Hamilton would require a 60 by 60 array), and is almost never used today. By contrast, Hamilton's description in terms of generators and relations is both economical and elegant.'? Hamilton at this early date was familiar with the properties of the groups of the regular solids, as generated by two operators or elements, and he proved that these groups may be completely defined by the orders of their two generating operators and the order of their product. His form of statement of these results coincides with that now employed with the exception of the use of certain terms. Hamilton did not use the technical term group, and he evidently was in search of things lying beyond these groups, just as his main interest as regards quaternions was beyond the quaternion group.'Notwithstanding this fact, the great importance of the groups of the regular solids as defined abstractly and the discovery of the first example of a system of numbers whose units constitute a non-commutative group as regards multiplication should secure for Hamilton an important place in the history of abstract groups ?'The commonly accepted date (1854) of the founding of the theory of abstract groups by Cayley is two years earlier than the given paper by Hamilton on the groups of the regular polyhedrons, and it is eleven years later than the discovery of the quaternions ? Cayley was assisted in his study of abstract groups by Hamilton's earlier work and the latter developed some very interesting and fundamental groups without receiving due credit by later writers' (Miller).'[Hamilton] became interested in the study of polyhedra and developed in 1856 what he called the "Icosian Calculus", a study of the properties of the icosahedron and the dodecahedron. This study resulted in an "Icosian Game" to be played on the plane projection of the dodecahedron. He sold the copyright to a Mr. Jacques of Piccadilly for twenty-five pounds. The game fascinated a mathematician like Hamilton, but it is unlikely that Mr. Jacques ever recovered his investment' (DSB).The icosian game was to find a path along the edges of the plane projection of the dodecahedron that passed through each vertex exactly once. Such a path is now known as a Hamiltonian path, and graphs which admit such a path are called Hamiltonian graphs. It is still not known, in general, how to determine whether a graph is Hamiltonian, but in the case of the dodecahedral graph Hamilton was able to construct a Hamiltonian path by means of his icosian calculus. G. A. Miller, Note on William R. Hamilton's place in the history of abstract group theory. Bibliotheca Mathematica, 3 Folge, Bd. 11, 1910-11, pp. 314-15No copy in OCLC

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        Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book Through The Western States and Territories Containing Brief Descriptions of Each, With the Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied by a Map, Exhibiting the Township Lines of the U. S, Surveys, The Boundaries of Counties, Position of Cities, Villages, Settlements, Etc.

      New York: J. H. Colton and Company, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. (6" x 3.75") [1], 100pp., 36pp publishers catalog. Approx. 25" x 22" color folding map of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped illustration, floral patterns and title on front cover. Blind stamped illustrated rear cover. Light scattered foxing to contents. Map has approx. 6.5" chip on the left margin with no loss of map illustration. The section on the left margin of the map that was chipped is stuck on the rear paste down sheet. A couple of very small folding tears on edges. Map is nicely folded and laid inside back cover.

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        The Complete Works of Shakespeare, From the Original Text: Carefully collated and compared with the editions of Halliwell, Knight, and Collier: With historical and critical introductions, and notes to each play; and A Life of the Great Dramatist, by Charles Knight. 3 VOLUME SET

      New York: Johnson, Fry and Company. (1856). Quarto. 1725pp. 3 volume set of Shakespeare's works, entitled "Comedies," "Dramas," and "Tragedies." Gilt along borders of front and rear boards and spines, full black-and-white steel engravings throughout. Owner's name on front flyleaf of each volume, light chipping to bottoms of spines on volumes one and three, some foxing to title page and frontispiece, else near fine. Gilt is bright, bindings are tight, name "J.E. Streeter" on bottom of spine. .

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        Lastrea rigida [Buck Fern]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 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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        Principles of Geology; or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its Inhabitants

      New York: D. Appleton & Co.. 1856. New and entirely revised edition. Illustrated with maps, plates and woodcuts. Brown cloth with blind stamp decorations. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary gift inscription on half-title, loss to the spine and board edges, cloth faded and worn, thus good only. "Library of Sandford Fleming" stamped on title page. Sandford Fleming, best known for inventing Standard Time. .

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        Bushman's Hut

      Melbourne: Hamel & Ferguson, 1856. Very good overall. Chromolithograph with S.T.G. at the lower left corner, the initials of the famous illustrator S.T. Gill (1818-1880). Chromolithograph printed on thick wove paper and depicting a man in western attire leaning against the hut door frame, flanked by his dog and conversing with two seated Aborigines, as another approaches carrying firewood on his shoulder. From Gill's scarce work "The Australian Sketchbook", a series of 25 views of Australian life, with handsome color lithographs. Ferguson 9924f; Wantrup 251. Light fox spotting, mostly at margins. OCLC: 220667963 locates only one institution holding this print.

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        Cystopteris fragilis [Bladder Fern]; C.regia [Royal Bladder Fern]; C.montana [Mountain Bladder 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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        Ojishin rekinenko [Thoughts on the Year of the Earthquakes]

      Title-page with woodcut illus., seven double-page color-printed woodcuts (in grey & blue), & one woodcut in the text. 33 folding leaves. Small 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (block-printed title label gone), new stitching. Edo: Ishizaka Jinjuro, 1856. First edition of a rare book; WorldCat locates a 1996 reprint only. This book was written just after the Ansei Edo earthquake, one of the greatest natural disasters of the late-Edo period. Yamazaki (1797-1856?), who came from a family of pharmaceutical merchants, was a writer on various scientific and literary subjects. In the present work, Yamazaki speculates on the causes of the earthquake and describes a method to predict earthquakes (rising temperatures, magnetic anomalies, the stars are particularly clear, etc.). He provides a history of the most important earthquakes to occur in Japan and the woodcuts depict scenes during and following an actual earthquake, including an enormous tsunami. There are references to earthquakes in Italy and some of the leading European and Chinese geologists on the causes of earthquakes. Most importantly, there is a double-page woodcut depicting what we believe to be the first earthquake resistant-building plan published in Japan. Because electricity was considered to be the force behind both earthquakes and lightning, the proposed design model would defend against both. The house had a central metal pole, sunk into the ground, and protruding above the roof, with a lightning rod at the top. Four large jars were sunk into the earth like wells, one on each side of the structure. Iron chains were attached from the top of the pole to each well. The system would conduct electricity from storms and stablize the building at the same time. Fine copy. Some minor worming carefully mended.

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        MEMORIA HISTORICO DESCRIPTIVA DEL NUEVO PALACIO DEL CONGRESO DE LOS DIPUTADOS

      - 1856 Aguado, Madrid Planos e il. en b/n. 66+15 p. + 18 lám. 46x31 cm. Enc. media piel holandesa. Contralomo dorado. Algo fatigado. Exterior fatigado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Zweite Weltreise, Band 1 - 4. Band 1: London, Das Cap der guten Hoffnung, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Band 2: Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Die Molukken, Band 3: Kalifornien, Peru, Ecuador, Band 4: Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika.

      Carl Gerold, Wien 1856 - 4 Bände, schlichte, etwas spätere HLn., 8°, X, 222 S., 2 Bll., 280 S., 2 Bll., 207 S., 2 Bll., 192 S., mit 4 getönten Titelholzschnitten, gut erhaltene Bibliotheksexemplare (Stempel, Inventarnummer, Rückenschild), die Tafeln am oberen Rand gestempelt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prof. Hedrick's Defence [caption title, followed by three columns of dense text, separated by thin rules]. Signed in type at the end "B.S. Hedrick / Chapel Hill, Oct. 1, 1856."; [From the North Carolina Standard of Oct. 8, 1856.]

      North Carolina Standard, [Raleigh, NC] 1856 - First separate edition (?). Printed broadside, 19 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, the headline printed in bold capitals. A forceful defense by Hedrick of both his own personal integrity and of the position of preventing the institution of slavery's expansion into the western territories. "Response by Benjamin S. Hedrick, professor at the University of North Carolina, to accusations that he endorsed antislavery views. Hedrick's opinions and conduct subsequently led to his dismissal by the university on October 11, 1856" (OCLC). Not in Hummel (possibly printed in the North). Apparently not in Thornton. OCLC locates five copies (Cornell, New York Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, Peabody Essex Institute), none of those in North Carolina. A little soiling and some browning to the top margin, else very good. Folded. (8682). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        First footsteps in east Africa; or, an exploration of Harar

      First edition, 1856. Published by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (London). Rebound with red bookcloth transferred. Color illustrations.JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from E.M. Lawson & Co. Additional photos available.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Not published, Rockhills, England 1856 - Three page letter written entirely in the hand of English architect and gardener Sir Joseph Paxton, and signed by him. An excellent letter of political content. Dated March 4 1856, it reads "My dear Lemon [quite likely Mark Lemon, editor of Punch magazine and co-founder of The London Illustrated News], I fully intended to go down tonight to Boston but Sir Wm Clay's motion on which my constituents are very strong comes on tomorrow. So that I cannot carry out my intention - On finding however the nomination fixed for Thursday, I [am] determined to be there on that day on which I think I can do our friend Ingram [quite likely Herbert Ingram, co-founder of The London Illustrated News (1843)] more good, than on any other either in the mob orator way or whatever part he wishes me to play. I will go down tomorrow night by the mail or if I can get so early from the house by the train which leaves here at 5PM. In either case I will go direct to the Peacock where I trust to you to procure me a room. I am dear Lemon, yours faithfully [signed] Joseph Paxton." Paxton is noted for his use of glass and iron in a proto-modern manner. Beginning his career as a gardener and estate manager, he then built two greenhouses at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, for the Duke of Devonshire. The first was the Great Conservatory (1836-1840); the second was a smaller building, designed to protect the Victoria Regia water lily. This work served as a model for the Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He was knighted for the success of this design. Autograph, Manuscript. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph STURGE (Richard, 1804-1865, Statesman)

      1856 - (1793-1859, Quaker Philanthropist), regretting that he "cannot give any information respecting Mr Schwabe in the Manilla trade. My late friend Salis Schwabe made his own fortune. None of the family had anything to begin with. Is not the person about whom you inquire a brother of Mrs Schwabe who was a cousin of her husband . I do not know anything about the circumstances of any of the family, excepting Salis Schwabe who left a large property to his wife and children. It is singular that I had almost added to my last note a suggestion that you should not go to St Petersburg, or see any of the Russian high officials if you would wish to create a sufficient sympathy to raise a Jubilee subscription for the poor Finns on your return home. I cannot help thinking that if you see the Emperor it will be misconstrued. That of course need not influence you unless you think it will interfere with the main object of your journey ." and sending his best wishes for the trip, 4 sides sm. 8vo., Bognor, 7th Joseph Sturge was active in many fields, not least the movement to give immediate freedom to the slaves. In 1838 he was instrumental in the abolition of unpaid apprenticeship, by which the Government had tried to implement 'gradual' emancipation. Later he bought an estate in Montserrat to show that free, humane labour was possible. In 1854 he famously travelled with other Quakers to Russia and saw Nicholas I in person, in the hope of averting the Crimean War. Now in 1856 he was planning to visit Alexander II about alleviating the famine in Finland, caused by the destruction of property there by the British Fleet during the same war, but Cobden counsels him to remain independent of officialdom. Cobden had known Salis Schwabe, (1800-1853, German-born Calico Printer and Philanthropist), since the 1830s, when they had both been in the printed cottons business near Manchester. Schwabe's grew into the largest such in Britain, with works covering 31 acres. Both were prominent in the Anti-Corn Law League, and Schwabe accompanied Cobden on his tours of Europe during the 1848 agitation for reform in Prussia and elsewhere. Like Sturge he believed in free competition coupled with mutual respect between employee and employer. Salis's wife Julie Schwabe, (1818-1896), was indefatigable, not only in England, but all over Europe, in the 1860s giving particular support to Garibaldi and looking after him personally. Her lasting memorial is her work for education in the slums of Naples. 'Mr Schwabe in the Manilla trade' was the enormously wealthy Gustav Christian Schwabe, (1813-1897, Shipowner & Financier, a relative though not her brother), In the 1840s he built up a business with Manila and Singapore, importing raw cotton and silk and exporting printed calico, and was also involved in shipping. He was one of the backers of Harland (a relation of his wife's) & Wolff (his nephew) and was responsible for their setting up in Belfast from its nearness to Liverpool.

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        The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq., of the Kingdom of Ireland.

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1856. 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 ... 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. Vignette to title page. Boards slightly bowed, light rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. 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.

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        Finely executed large 19th century original lithograph depicting a quartet of male musicians (a pianist, violinist, and two singers) making music while five men (three seated) listen to the performance. Signed and dated Wien [18]56 by the artist in the stone at lower left corner, with the notation "Natur..." presumably indicating that the drawing was done from life

      Vienna: Artist Aust. v. Reiffenstein & Rösch, 1856. Neustätter was a German portrait and genre painter. He studied first under the copperplate engraver Peter Latz, then at the Munich Polytechnicum and the Munich Academy (entered 1847) and in 1850 with the portrait painter Bernhard. He was in Vienna from 1854-1864, where he painted a large number of portraits. He then lived in Munich, moving to Tutzing in 1879, "which he was largely instrumental in making a place of popular resort." He was recognized for his efforts to improve and beautify the town; he and his brother were the only resident Jews. Both King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the emperor Franz Joseph of Austria conferred high orders upon him. See The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906 and the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie Vol. 52, 1906, pp. 614-615. We have, unfortunately, not been able to identify any of the subjects depicted. A very attractive image.. 448 x 636 mm. Printed on china paper and laid down to publisher's card mount. Two of the seated listeners are attired in what appears to be traditional Hungarian dress and smoke pipes, one of which is unusually long. Three of the other three men, including both the pianist and the violinist, smoke cigars. One of the listeners (perhaps the artist Neustätter?) stands sketching the performers. Both singers hold sheets of music; a score is open on the grand piano. Some foxing and browning; minor edge tears and stains; small portion of lower left blank corner of mount lacking.

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

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1856 546 pages. Tan boards with red leather spine and corners; gilt ornamentation on spine. Fold-out map at back; illustrations thoughout. Rebound by Baytun, Binder, Bath, ENG. JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from a UK dealer.Additional photography available

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        Finely executed large 19th century original lithograph depicting a quartet of male musicians (a pianist, violinist, and two singers) making music while five men (three seated) listen to the performance. Signed and dated Wien [18]56 by the artist in the stone at lower left corner, with the notation "Natur..." presumably indicating that the drawing was done from life

      Vienna: Artist Aust. v. Reiffenstein & Rösch, 1856. Neustätter was a German portrait and genre painter. He studied first under the copperplate engraver Peter Latz, then at the Munich Polytechnicum and the Munich Academy (entered 1847) and in 1850 with the portrait painter Bernhard. He was in Vienna from 1854-1864, where he painted a large number of portraits. He then lived in Munich, moving to Tutzing in 1879, "which he was largely instrumental in making a place of popular resort." He was recognized for his efforts to improve and beautify the town; he and his brother were the only resident Jews. Both King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the emperor Franz Joseph of Austria conferred high orders upon him. See The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906 and the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie Vol. 52, 1906, pp. 614-615. We have, unfortunately, not been able to identify any of the subjects depicted. A very attractive image.. 448 x 636 mm. Printed on china paper and laid down to publisher's card mount. Two of the seated listeners are attired in what appears to be traditional Hungarian dress and smoke pipes, one of which is unusually long. Three of the other three men, including both the pianist and the violinist, smoke cigars. One of the listeners (perhaps the artist Neustätter?) stands sketching the performers. Both singers hold sheets of music; a score is open on the grand piano. Some foxing and browning; minor edge tears and stains; small portion of lower left blank corner of mount lacking.

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        Vestigi delle antichita di Roma, Tivoli, Pozzuolo et altri luochi. Stampati in Praga. si stampano adesso in Roma. Rom, G. G. de Rossi 1660. Quer 4°. Mit gest. Titel u. 50 num. Kupfertafeln, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - Brunet V, 23 - Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1856 - Thieme-B. XXIX, 299 - Olschki 18018.- Zweite Ausgabe.- Erstmalig 1606 in Prag erschienenes, prachtvolles Ansichtenwerk von Egidius Sadelers (1570-1629), vermutlich von Rudolph II. in Auftrag gegeben. "Egidius ist ein ausgezeichneter Meister und führte den Titel ,Phönix der Kupferstecher' mit voller Berechtigung. Seine Blätter sind mit außerordentlicher Zartheit behandelt." (Wurzbach).- Taf. I mit einer gest. Widmung an Johann Matthäus Wacker von Wackenfels; die anderen Tafeln zeigen zumeist antike Bauwerke mit figürl. Staffage von Rom und Umgebung.- Titel gestempelt, etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig.# Second edition.- For the first time in Prague published in 1606, magnificent viewbook of Egidius Sadeler (1570-1629), presumably ordered by Rudolph II. The first edition was itself a reduced version of Du Perac`s views published in 1575.- With engraved title page and 50 numbered engraved plates.- Title stamped, slightly brown spotted, contemp. vellum somewhat spotty. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SNOWFLAKES AND SUNBEAMS; or, The Young Fur Traders. A Tale of the Far North. With illustrations by the author.

      vi, 429 pages. Seven full-page illustrations, plus the pictorial title. Original red cloth with image of a hunter on snowshoes in gilt on the spine. Octavo. First edition. Gift inscription on front endpaper; some light browning and foxing - this title being particularly susceptible; worn at heel of spine; else a very good copy. Accompanied by five of the original watercolour illustrations by R. M. Ballantyne, including the frontispiece, the backs of which show signs of having been removed from an album at some time. Quayle [5a].

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        Die Insel Mainau und der Badische Bodensee. Mit Berücksichtigung der angrenzenden Gebietstheile.

      Karlsruhe, Müller, 1856. VIII, 289 S. kl.8°, priv. Leinen (rot) m. aufgez. Teil d. Orig.-Vorderdeckels u. aufgez. Orig.-Rücken Mit farbigem lith. Titelbild u. 10 Ansichten in getönter Lithographie. - Zustand: Privat nachgebunden mit erneuerten Vorsätzen. Die Tafeln tlws. etwas kürzer geschnitten (betrifft nur den weißen Druckrand). Tafeln zum Teil etwas braunfleckig, meist nur im Druckrand oder mit dünnem Wasserrand, der fast nur im weißen Rand zu sehen ist. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        [three words in Hebrew, romanized as] Torah, Nevi'im u-Khetuvim, [then] seu Biblia Hebraica secundum editiones Joh. Athiae, Joannis Leusden, Jo. Simonis aliorumque, imprimis Everardi van der Hooght, ... Henrici Opitii et Wolfii Heidenheim, cum additionibus clavique Masoretica et rabbinica Augusti Hahn.

      Philadelphiae: sumptibus Joannis W. Moore ... typis L. Johnson et Soc. Philadelphiae, 1856. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). xx, [2], 1416 pp. The first Hebrew Bible printed in America edited by an American Jewish scholar here in its fourth edition; the first had appeared in 1848. This landmark of American Jewish scholarship is from thepen of Isaac Leeser (1806–68), a Prussian-born rabbi and educator who established the first rabbinical seminary in the United States (Maimonides College) and also founded The Occident, the first American Hebrew periodical. Leeser was aided by Joseph Jaquett (1794–1869), a Philadelphia-based Episcopalian minister.    Leeser took as his basic text the Tauchnitz "Editio stereotypa" of 1831, which enjoyed the cumulative scholarship of Johannes Leusden (1624–99), Johann Simonis (1698–1768), Everardus van der Hooght (1642?–1716), and August Hahn (1792–1863). This text is also stereotyped and is printed with the points (i.e., vocalized).         Beyond scope of Singer, Judaica Americana; too late for Rosenbach, Jewish. Mid-19th-century half black roan, interestingly gilt-tooled round spine without raised bands; stone-pattern marbled paper over boards and all edges red, with joints (outside) lightly rubbed as are the boards. Light discoloration of pastedowns; text clean. A good++ copy, neat and solid.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814.

      London: Thomas and William Boone, 1856. 6 volumes, 8vo. Bound in original half red morocco with gilt titles and raised bands to spine, marbled boards and e.p.s., all edge marbled. A little darkening and mottling to morocco, occasional signs of handling, near fine. Illustrated with several maps and diagrams. A superb set; This... "...work steadily grew in popularity, and has become a classic of the English language..." and "...is commended to the general reader no less by its impartial admiration for the heroes on both sides than by the spontaneity of its style. Its accuracy was the more firmly established by th e inevitable attacks of actors in the scenes described, who thought the parts they had played undervalued." DNB.

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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 [.]".

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        Poems

      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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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