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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 ... (Truncated)

      J. H. Colton and Company, 1856, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated. Full Book Title: 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.. Size: 24mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name in pencil on front free end paper. Gilt stamped and decorated brown cloth over boards, 99 pages, [1], 37 page Catalogue of Maps, Charts, Books, Etc. Published by J. H. Colton & Co., includes Index to Routes, Principal Canals in the Western States, Catalogue includes an Index, color fold-out map (Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa by J. Calvin Smith; published 1855 by J. H. Colton, 25" x 22") tipped in on rear end paper. Covers worn, bumped and worn at spine ends & corners, end papers foxed, scattered foxing throughout; map is complete and color is very good, several archival tape repairs to small separations at fold lines, minor chipping along edges, small area of foxing at the left edge blank margin and right edge blank margin. Cover title: Colton's Western States Guide Book with a Map. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 4 oz. Category: Travel & Places; Books; Inventory No: 009902.

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        The Quorndon Hounds; or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray. By Frank Forester

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1856. Second American edition. With original illustrations by the author. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, front cover detached, portion of spine title detached but present, internally fine, A PRESENTATION COPY. Second American edition. With original illustrations by the author. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare Frank Forester Presentation Copy. Inscribed on verso of front wrapper: "Miles James / The gift of / Henry W. Herbert". Rare. Van Winkle, p. 45

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        NOUVEAU TRAITÉ HISTORIQUE ET ARCHÉOLOGIQUE DE LA VRAIE ET PARFAITE SCIENCE DES ARMOIRIES.

      - Par M. le Marquis de Magny (Claude Drigon), Marquis du Saint-Empire romain. Chambellan intime (Cameriere segreto) du feu pape Gregoire XVI et de S. S. le pape Pie IX; Chambellan de S. A. I. et R. le grand duc de Toscane;Chevalier, par justice, des ordres de Saint-Etienne de Malte; Chevalier du Nombre extraordinaire (Commandeur avec plaque) de l'Ordre de Charles III d'Espagne; Commandeur des Ordres de Christ du Portugal, de Saint-Georges-Constantinien-de-Naples; de Stanislas, de la couronnede Chéne des Pays-Bas, de Saint-Sylvestre-de-Rome, des Guelfes de Hanovre, de Henri le lion de Brunswick, de François Ier de Naples, du Sauveur de Gréce; Chevalier des ordres pontificaux de St-Gregoire le grand et du St-Sepulcre; décoré des grandes medailles d'or accordés aux sciences par LL. MM la reine Victoria, le roi Charles-Albert et l'Empereur d'Autriche, Membre titulaire de l'Academie des sciences de Turin, Fondateur du collége héraldique de France, Auteur des quatre premiers volumes du Livre d'Or de la Noblesse européene. Librairie Ancienne et Heraldique d'Aug. Aubry. Paris. 1856. Dois volumes de 32x25 cm. Com (vii), cviii, 401 págs. Magnífica encadernação do editor em marroquim vermelho, com as pastas profusamente ornamentadas com ferros a ouro alusivos ao conteúdo heráldico da obra. Lombada com nervos, ferros e títulos a ouro. Ilustrado com magníficas portadas douradas, com algumas pequenas gravuras e belas capitulares no texto e 53 pranchas gravadas extratexto, coloridas, com bandeiras e escudos de armas. Claude Drigon, Marquês de Magny (1797-1879) foi um heráldist francês. Depois de se dedicar ao serviço postal, investigou a heráldica e a genealogia. A sua obra foi recompensada pelo papa Gregório XVI com um título de marquesado. Drigon fundou um colégio francês de heráldica e escreveu vários trabalhos sobre heráldica e genealogia, entre os quais os mais importantes foram Archives Nobiliaires Universelles (1843) e Livre d'Or de la Noblesse de France (1844-1852). Raro exemplar desta importante fonte de documentação histórica - impressa em pequena tiragem - e com uma bela encadernação da época. Two volumes. 32x25 cm. With (vii), cviii, 401 pp. Magnificent editor?s binding in full red morocco. Boards richly gilt tools with motifs inspired in the heraldic contents of the work. Raised bands, gilt tools and titles on spine. Illustrated with splendid gilt frames, some small engravings and beautiful capital letters in text. 53 hors text coloured engravings depicting flags and coats of arms. Claude Drigon, Marquis de Magny (1797?1879) was a French heraldic writer, born in Paris. After being employed for some time in the postal service, he devoted himself to the study of heraldry and genealogy, and had his work rewarded by Pope Gregory XVI with a marquisate. He founded a French college of heraldry, and wrote several works on heraldry and genealogy, of which the most important were Archives Nobiliaires Universelles (1843) and Livre d?Or de la Noblesse de France (1844-1852). A rare copy of this important source of historical documentation - which was printed in small numbers - bound with very fine finishing and style. Location/localizacao: feiras

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Harper's New Monthly Magazine [Volume XI September -November 1855; Volume XII December 1855-May 1856]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1856. Illustrated throughout by Benjamin Lossing, Richardson, Anderson, Bellew and many other notable American illustrators, the fashion plates in each issue in black and white. 2 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary publisher's red morocco gilt extra, with name "M. Monell" on upper cover and bookplate of Maude M. Monell. Joints restored, some chipping to head of spine of one volume, some rubbing, browning of endpapers, erasures on titles else very good. Illustrated throughout by Benjamin Lossing, Richardson, Anderson, Bellew and many other notable American illustrators, the fashion plates in each issue in black and white. 2 vols. 8vo. Monell Copy in Special Morooco Extra Binding. With illustrated contributions on numerous subjects, historical, editorial and literary including the first appearance in America by "Little Dorritt " appearing in the January 1856 issue a month after its first appearance in England. The February 1856 carries a short biography and portrait of Dickens to accompany the work (which is complete through chapter XVIII). There are two reports of Commodore Perry's visit to Japan, and a discussion of whaling and whale attacks, including reports of "Mocha Dick." There is also an extended satiric sketch of life on January First, A.D. 3000, with fanciful illustrations of Paris in ruins, air travel by balloon, childrearing, and fashion.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        The States and Territories of The Great West; Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska; Their Geography, History, Advantages, Resources, and Prospects; Comprising Their Local History, Institutions, and Laws

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

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        Circus Renz, Heute Sonntag den 12. October große Vorstellung. - Holzschnitt, ein Straußenrennen darstellend.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1856). - Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 44 x 64 cm. Vier Beduinen fliehen auf Strauße vor berittenen und säbelschwingenden Angreifern. Wohl eines der seltensten und originellsten Plakate des bekannten Unternehmens!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Carta topografica del Regno Lombardo Veneto costrutta sopra misure astronomico - trigonometriche ed incisa a Milano nell'Istituto Geografico Militare Dell'I.R. Stato Maggiore Generale Austriaco

      Lombardo Veneto 1856 - Carta geografica in 24 fogli intelati e ripiegati, custoditi in tre cofanetti dell'epoca, raffiguranti il territorio Lombardo del Regno Lombardo-Veneto, incisa a Milano nell'Istituto Geografico Militare dell'I. R. Stato Maggiore Austriaco. Per la realizzazione di questa carta murale vennero utilizzati i punti trigonometrici ricavati dalla triangolazione eseguita dagli Astronomi di Brera che, dalla base misurata nelle vicinanze di Somma, presso il fiume Ticino, si estendeva per tutto il Regno. L'esemplare è caratterizzato da una coloritura coeva che evidenzia brughiere, pascoli, prati, risaie, banchi di sabbia, strade ferrate e vie di comunicazione di primo e secondo ordine. Seconda edizione della carta del 1833 rettificata nel 1856.Bibliografia: Mori, La cartografia ufficiale in Italia e l'Istituto Geografico Militare, p. 43 mm 2640x3250

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        Flora Fossilis formationis Oolithicae. Le piante fossili dell'Oolite descritte e illustrate da Achille De Zigno. Vol. I. Con XXV tavole.

      Padova: Tip del Seminario, 1856-68. - XVI, 223 S. Band 1 apart. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in GUTEM Zustand. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignatur. Orig.-Pappeinband berieben und bestoßen. Bindung zwischen Text- und Tafelband leicht lädiert, insgesamt jedoch fest. Seiten teilweise randgebräunt und unaufgeschnitten, Text und Illustrationen sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: italienisch. -- Vol. 1 only. Original edition, no reprint. Former library book in GOOD condition. Book cover rubbed and bumped. Some pages still uncut, a few page edges browned. Text and illustrations clean. Further information and pictures on request. Language: Italian. French.petruminera_alt t Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1856 Lillywhite Guide. 9th Edition. One of the hard to find editions. It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers or half blue slip or pink inserts other wise it is complete , excellent drawing of Lillywhite. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed just a small oddity to the first page as it is bound in well but has a crease right next to the spine. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK PROCURED IN HOLLAND, ENGLAND AND FRANCE

      Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, Albany - Eleven volumes (ten volumes plus General Index), uniformly bound in black ribbed cloth with decorative stamping on both covers. Dates range from 1856 in volume I to 1861 in the General Index. 12 by 9 inches. These have had the backstrips and endpapers professionally and beautifully replaced. All volumes but one (the index) have either some or all of the original backstrips laid in. The new backstrips are glossy black leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Interiors: foxing varies from volume to volume, from only intermittent to quite heavy in places to practically none. A few volumes have some notations in the margins. The color frontispiece foldout map in Volume I has a short tear at one edge, many of the foldouts are heavily foxed, along with adjacent leaves, and a few have tears. Generally speaking, as a set, the foxing is intermittent and for the most part, light. Exterior: Some scuffing to the covers. They are all very tightly bound. The backstrips, of course, are lovely, bright and "as new," so the set is quite stunning on the shelf. One would be hard-pressed to find a better set than this, both eminently useable and extremely attractive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. ELEVEN (11) VOLUMES INCLUDING INDEX.

      Weed and Parsons, Albany 1856 - .FIRST EDITION.10 VOLUMES PLUS INDEX."DOCUMENTS RELATING.PROCURED IN HOLLAND, ENGLAND AND FRANCE BY J.R. BRODHEAD AND PREPARED BY E.B. O'CALLAGHAN." VOL.'S I-II HOLLAND DOCUMENTS, VOL.'S III-VIII LONDON DOCUMENTS AND VOL.'S IX-X PARIS DOCUMENTS. VOL. XI IS A GENERAL INDEX TO VOL.'S I-X.Although volumes contain maps, plans, and facsimiles, a complete collation of the maps has not been done.Original brown decoratively stamped cloth boards with gilt lettering and design on spines.Condition is "AS IS".Lacking frontis color map in Vol. I.Faults include chipped spine ends as well as chipped spines, corners bumped, some hinges cracked, occasional toning. Front cover is detached on vol. XI and spine cover is missing on vol. X. A READABLE AND USABLE SET.Set weighs just under 80lbs., extra shipping and handling charges apply for multiple volume set. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harper's New Monthly Magazine [Volume XI September -November 1855; Volume XII December 1855-May 1856]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1856. Illustrated throughout by Benjamin Lossing, Richardson, Anderson, Bellew and many other notable American illustrators, the fashion plates in each issue in black and white. 2 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary publisher's red morocco gilt extra, with name "M. Monell" on upper cover and bookplate of Maude M. Monell. Joints restored, some chipping to head of spine of one volume, some rubbing, browning of endpapers, erasures on titles else very good. Illustrated throughout by Benjamin Lossing, Richardson, Anderson, Bellew and many other notable American illustrators, the fashion plates in each issue in black and white. 2 vols. 8vo. Monell Copy in Special Morooco Extra Binding. With illustrated contributions on numerous subjects, historical, editorial and literary including the first appearance in America by "Little Dorritt " appearing in the January 1856 issue a month after its first appearance in England. The February 1856 carries a short biography and portrait of Dickens to accompany the work (which is complete through chapter XVIII). There are two reports of Commodore Perry's visit to Japan, and a discussion of whaling and whale attacks, including reports of "Mocha Dick." There is also an extended satiric sketch of life on January First, A.D. 3000, with fanciful illustrations of Paris in ruins, air travel by balloon, childrearing, and fashion.

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        Die im Bernstein befindlichen organischen Reste der Vorwelt gesammelt in Verbindung mit mehreren bearbeitet und herausgegeben.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1845 - 1856. - 2 Bände mit je zwei Abteilungen in einem Band. Mit insgesamt 32 (davon 6 kolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln. 4 Bl., IV, 125 S., 2 Bl., IV, 124 S., 2 Bl., 125 S. HLwd. d. Zt.39,5 x 29,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe. – Nissen, ZBI 319 – BMC (Natural History), S. 137 – Engelmann, S. 585. – Sehr seltene und erste umfassende Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen, basierend auf der Privatsammlung des Danziger Augenarztes Georg Carl Berendt (1790-1850). Nach seinen Tod wurde das Werk von den Paläontologen Ernst Fr. Germar, Heinrich Göppert, Carl L. Koch und Hermann A. Hagen fertiggestellt. - Kapitale gering angeplatzt, Kanten beschabt, Hinterdeckel kratzspurig. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, einige Tafeln auf flaueren Abzügen auf bräunlichem Papier, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Linesman;

      London: G.W. Hyde,, 1856. or, Service in the Guards and the Line during England's Long Peace and Little Wars.; 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 Â…" (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 Â… 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.

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        Les Contemplations Volumes 1 et 2

      Librairie Alphonse Lemerre Paris - 6.25" x 3.75" Nice, very old books. Volume 1 and 2 of Victor Hugo's Les Contemplations - not sure of dates but volume 1 may be 1856? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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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.

      J. H. Colton and Company, New York 1856 - Size: 24mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name in pencil on front free end paper. Gilt stamped and decorated brown cloth over boards, 99 pages, [1], 37 page Catalogue of Maps, Charts, Books, Etc. Published by J. H. Colton & Co., includes Index to Routes, Principal Canals in the Western States, Catalogue includes an Index, color fold-out map (Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa by J. Calvin Smith; published 1855 by J. H. Colton, 25" x 22") tipped in on rear end paper. Covers worn, bumped and worn at spine ends & corners, end papers foxed, scattered foxing throughout; map is complete and color is very good, several archival tape repairs to small separations at fold lines, minor chipping along edges, small area of foxing at the left edge blank margin and right edge blank margin. Cover title: Colton's Western States Guide Book with a Map. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 4 oz. Category: Travel & Places; Books; Inventory No: 009902. [Attributes: Hard 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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        Osmunda regalis [Buckthorn Brake]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition apart from a small tear and mild crease in the top left corner of the sheet. 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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        Edition pré-originale de Madame Bovary

      Revue de Paris 1856 - Paris, aux bureaux de la Revue de Paris , 1856 , 1857 , 1858. 12 volumes en reliure d’époque demi chagrin vert. Tomaison des 6 premiers: 1 à 6, correspondant à la période du 1 février 1856 à janvier 1857 (inclus). Tomaison des 5 suivants: 1 à 5, pour la période allant de mars 1857 à décembre 1857. Le dernier volume n’a pas de tomaison et couvre le mois de janvier 1858. On trouve, au sein de 3 des volumes de cet ensemble, d’une part l’édition préoriginale complète de Madame Bovary dans les 6 livraisons du 1er et du 15 des mois d’octobre, novembre et décembre 1856 , d’autre part, dans un plus petit format que celui des feuillets, la publication du décret ordonnant la suppression de cette revue (daté du 23 janvier 1858). Concernant la période de publication du roman de Flaubert, les feuillets suivants ont été reliés: le faux titre, le titre et la table des matières du tome XXXIX, qui correspond aux livraisons d’octobre et novembre et de même, le faux titre, le titre et la table des matières du tome XL, qui correspond aux livraisons de décembre et janvier (autrement dit, rien ne manque). Quelques très petits frottements négligeables aux reliures. Intérieur d’une grande fraicheur, en excellent état à l’exception des 3 premiers feuillets du tome XL -surtout le faux titre, qui est identique à celui des autres volumes (donc: possibilité d’en remonter un autre)- un peu effrangés (voir photo) et d’un tout petit manque à une page. Hauteur des feuillets: 23,5 cm. Seuls les 3 volumes concernés ont été photographiés (les autres sont dans le même état). Le jaune qui apparaît sur des photos n’est dû qu’à l’éclairage. Prévoir des frais supplémentaires pour la livraison. Remise en mains propres possible sur Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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