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        Scolopendrium vulgare.

      London. Bradbury & Evans. 1855 - 1856. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch abrasion to mid lower edge (outside image and text area); 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]

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        The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The Priority of Encumbrancers

      First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010. Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean copy. Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1856.

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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...Compiled from the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and His Officers...

      New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1856. Black and white engraved plates (steel and wood engravings) and in-text illustrations, 11 folding maps, vii+624pp, index, errata slip bound in, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, decorative gilt embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Rejointed and rebacked with original decorative gilt spine label attached; hinges strengthened. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled; foxing to frontispiece, occasional faint foxed spots to interior, plate opposite page 312 and that page stained (apparently a liquid was spilt over them, but it affects only these two pages and some light and small areas of stain to the fore edge), some faint offsetting, overall good, clean condition. A fascinating collection of images and historical information on the Empire of Japan and adjacent countries at the time of Japan's opening to the West. Amongst the folding maps are a map of Taiwan, and maps of Hakodate and Shimoda harbors. Introductory sections briefly cover "Name, Extent, and Geography", "Origin of the Japanese People", "Government", "Religion", "Natural Productions", etc. Chapters cover "Probabilities of a successful mission from the United States to Japan", "Voyage from the Capes of the Chesapeake to Madeira", "Mauritius, its Discovery", "Singapore", "Arrival at Hong Kong", "Hospitable treatment in Macao", "exploration of Lew Chew", "Visits on the Shore of Japan", "Simoda Temples and Shrines", "Prospects for Christianity", etc. In the introduction, Commodore M.C. Perry states that the work was compiled by "a disinterested third party, who might weave the various materials into a connected narrative of all the important events, uninfluenced by that partiality for his own words or acts..." The folding maps (all in very good condition) are as follows: Chart showing the track of the flagships of the U.S. Japan Expedition to the East.d of the Cape of Good Hope 1853 & 1854; Chart of the Harbor of Napha Lew Chew Is.; Island of Great Lew Chew; Great Lew Chew and its Dependencies; Chart of the Bonin Group of Islands; Map of the Japan Islands; Bay of Yedo; Shimoda Harbor; Chart of the Kuro Siwo or Japan Stream of the Pacific; Hakodadi Harbor; The Island of Formosa. The steel engravings include a sumo match at Yokohama. This is the one volume edition of this momentous expedition, including all included in the narrative section (Volume I) of the original 3 volume edition.

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

      N. Scheuring 1856 - - N. Scheuring, Lyon 1856, 11,5x20cm, relié. - Edition réalisée d'après l'édition originale de 1545, possédant les additions de 1552, un des 125 exemplaires sur Hollande, seul tirage après 2 vélin. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné de glands dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un large fleuron doré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, couvertures et dos conservés, filet doré sur les coupes, superbe reliure signée de Hardy. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les gardes. Bel et rare exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Légende du Juif errant, compositions et dessins par Gustave Doré, gravé par F. Rouger, O. Jahyer et J. Gauchard imprimé par J. Best. Poëme avec prologue et épilogue par Pierre Dupont. Préface et notice par Paul Lacroix, avec la ballade de Béranger misé en musique par Ernst Doré (brother of Gustave)

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1856. First Edition. 12 plates on wood after the designs of Gustave Doré. 1 vols. Folio. Quarter publisher's black morocco and pebbled cloth, small loss at bottom of spine. Doré, Gustave. First Edition. 12 plates on wood after the designs of Gustave Doré. 1 vols. Folio. "Le chef-d'oeuvre de Doré dans le genre fantastique....et puis le format est formdable!" Beraldi. Renonciat p. 92; Leblanc, 217

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        La Légende du Juif errant, compositions et dessins par Gustave Doré, gravé par F. Rouger, O. Jahyer et J. Gauchard imprimé par J. Best. Poëme avec prologue et épilogue par Pierre Dupont. Préface et notice par Paul Lacroix, avec la ballade de Béranger misé en musique par Ernst Doré (brother of Gustave)

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1856. First Edition. 12 plates on wood after the designs of Gustave Doré. 1 vols. Folio. Quarter publisher's black morocco and pebbled cloth, small loss at bottom of spine. Doré, Gustave. First Edition. 12 plates on wood after the designs of Gustave Doré. 1 vols. Folio. "Le chef-d'oeuvre de Doré dans le genre fantastique....et puis le format est formdable!" Beraldi. Renonciat p. 92; Leblanc, 217

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        Childhood and Adolescence].

      Prats Skt. Peterburg 1856 - Octavo (20 x 12.9 cm). Title, half-title, 306, [2] pp.; title a bit browned with light stain to fore-edge of early ff., a couple of other minor marks, upper fore-corner of early ff. slightly creased, small repair to index. Contemporary plain wrappers; some minor marking and browning. Kept in modern cloth solander box. Fresh example with uncut margins of the rare first edition of Tolstoy's first significant novel, which immediately contributed to his popularity. Pushkin's periodical Sovremennik [The Contemporary] published first Tolstoy's work in issues from 1852 onwards, but the author was not pleased with the editorial corrections introduced to his novel by the writer and poet and head of the periodical Nekrasov. Especially upsetting the writer found the change of the original title to "??????? ????? ???????" [History of my Childhood], which he claimed had distorted the whole idea behind the work. "? ???????? ?????? ???, ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????? ? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ???????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ?? ??????? ??????? ????? ???????, ??????? ?? ?????????????? ??????????? ?? ???, ? ???????????? ?????????? ????? ????????» [The only thing that comforts me is that I have a possibility to publish the complete novel under my name and completely reject "The History of My Childhood", the authorship of which rightly belongs not to me but to an unknown employee of your periodical], wrote Tolstoy to Nekrasov. The present first edition in book form is therefore closer to Tolstoy's thought, and the novel was praised by the public as well as Russian novelists. Ivan Turgenev heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature. He wrote to Tolstoy from Paris in January 1857: "Your "Childhood and Adolescence" makes furor among local Russian ladies; everybody is trying to get hold of the copy you sent me to read it . They are demanding your autographs from me, - in other words you are really in fashion – even more than crinoline " (from I.S. Turgenev, Complete works and letters in 28 vols, 1960—1968, v. 3, pp. 75 - 77). It's early that year 1857 that Tolstoy will publish separately the novel Youth, the follow-up novel to Childhood and Adolescence. There is an ongoing debate about which of the Tolstoy's books should be considered the first published. A censorship permit allowing the publication of the present work was granted only 17 days after the one for «??????? ????????» [Military Stories]; both works were subsequently published the same year, 1856, and both are referred to as a first published book in different sources. It is worth mentioning that the present work was begun in the autumn 1851 (and already published in parts by The Contemporary in 1852) while the first military story was achieved only in December 1852. As its title indicates, Military Stories is a collection of short stories, whereas Childhood and Adolescence was built by Tolstoy as a novel in parts, based on personal memories but experimenting with an expressionistic style to raise an emotional response from the reader. Kilgour 1192; Victor Terras, A History of Russian Literature, p. 354. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A tous les peuples du Monde L'Unitéide ou la Femme-Messie Poème universel en douze chants et en soixante actes, avec choeurs, (chaque chant forme cinq actes), par Paulin Gagne, avocat, homme de lettres, auteur du Suicide, poème, de la Monopanglotte ou Langue universelle, ..., précédé d'un prologue et suivi d'un épilogue par Mme Gagne (Elise Moreau de Rus), ...

      Montélimar, Chez tous les libraires de France et de l'étranger (imp. Bourron)], 1856-1858, in 8°, de 726pp., frontispice et 2 lithos. h.t., percal. verte éditeur, titre au dos, encadrement à froid sur les plats, qq. très rares rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rarissime de "L'oeuvre monumentale et capitale de Gagne... L'idée principale de cette Babel poétique est que l'humanité, détournée de ses voies par Satan, a besoin d'une nouvelle régénération, qui se fera par l'avènement de la Femme-Messie..." (Brugal). Notons que les néologismes abondent: la panarchie, l'ane-archide, l'auri-théocratie, la rathiothéie, la théophobie, la bestialorgie, etc... Cet ancien conseiller municipal ne se remit pas de ses expériences de tables tournantes; interné à l'asile de Picpus puis libéré, il devint alors rimailleur en tous genres et "candidat universel perpétuel, surnaturel et inamovible" à toutes les élections, puis en 1870 il se déclara "Archi-Monarque" et qualifia la République de "Rage-publique". Peu après la "laborieuse gestation de l'Unitéide (25000 vers), Gagne, définitivement fou, devra être interné à la Maison de Santé de Picpus" (Brugal). ¶ Simon Brugal, Paulin Gagne, in Bizarre, Hétéroclites et fous littéraires, avril 1956, p. 92 à 100. - Blavier fous littéraires pp.687 à 713 - Brunet, fous litt., pp. 80 à 83 - Caillet n°4296: "singulier ouvrage d'un aliéné ... les lithographies sont aussi curieuses que le texte..."

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        Mémoire sur le pancréas et sur le role du suc pancréatique dans les phénomènes digestifs, particulièrement dans la digestion des matières grasses neutres

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Supplemént aux comptes rendus hebdomaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Vol. 1. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1856. 4to (28x22,5 cm), pp. 379-563, 5 folding stipple-engraved and aquatint plates by Borromee after Bernard, Lackerbauer and Leveille, 3 hand-colored. Whole volume contains 28 (26 colored, 5 folded) engraved plates, [3], 563 pp. Uncut, original publishers boards and printed label, bookblock broken at page 376, some foxing, pages 369-376 torn at inner margin. ---Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 67B; Garrison-M. 1001.1; see Norman 203 and Waller 964 (offprints). - First edition and first appearance of Bernard's seminal work on the role of the pancreas. "In 1846 Bernard began studying the pancreatic juices and their role in digestion ... By observing the processes of digestion in dogs and rabbits, and by experimentation with pure pancreatic juices collected from temporary pancreatic fistulae, Bernard was able to show that pancreatic juices made fats absorbable by breaking them down into fatty acids and glycerine" (Grolier Medicine). The present work represents the final and most complete statement of Bernard's discoveries concerning the pancreas. It was published in Volume I of the supplement to Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, and also in a small separate issue. The journal volume also contains "Mémoire sur quelques points de la physiologie des algues" by A. Derbès u. A. J. J. Solier with 23 tinted tables as well as "Mémoire sur le calcul des pertubations qu'éprouvent les cometes" by Hansen. Very Good.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Lille, 18 July, 1856, to Charles Alexandre Drion.

      A fascinating letter with significant scientific content, providing material for an article in the French newspaper La Revue. Pasteur begins by providing Drion with a curriculum vitae up to the end of 1854: - Louis Pasteur was born in Dole (Jura) on the 27th of December1822 - Commenced studies at the University on the 27th of December 1840 and served as teaching assistant at the Royal High School of Besançon - Attended the prestigious school for higher education in Paris École Normale Supérieure from 1843-1846 - Became an Associate Professor of Physical Science in September 1846 - On the 1st of October 1846, appointed Tutor in Chemistry at the Ecole Normale Supérieure - Earned an PhD in Physical Science on 23rd August 1847 - Appointed Professor of Physics at the High School of Dijon on 16th September 1848 - Made responsible for the chemistry courses at the Faculty of Sciences of Strasbourg on the 29th of December 1848. - Appointed Professor of Chemistry on the 9th of November 1852 - Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science of Lille on the 9th of December 1854. - Appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour on the 12th of August 1853. Next, Drion is given a summary of Pasteur's method of working: Discoveries in molecular chemistry led to the most favourable academic reports. What distinguishes the work from the results is the scientist's method. He debated the difficult problems of the molecular constitution of natural organic products by taking the chemical studies of the resources of physics and crystallography into consideration. Pasteur then summarizes his work on asymmetry and optical activity, which was his principal area of research in the period 1847-57: All objects are grouped into two large categories depending on their shape. The objects in the first category have a shape that is stackable. The objects in the second category are not stackable. They do not fit each other, just like a glove for the right hand is not suitable for the left hand. However, Mr Pasteur has recognised that the shape of all the natural substances, meaning those which have been developed under the influence of plant life, are asymmetrical like a hand or a spiral staircase. According to scientific research, asymmetry certainly occurs. The elementary atoms form groups within the individual molecule, but this asymmetry of organic individuals is not a necessary condition of the existence of the molecule. You can make it disappear or turn it into the opposite of what it is, almost as if the steps of a spiral staircase were replaced by a straight staircase or one in the opposite direction. One of the most important discoveries in Mr Pasteur's research is the discovery of the remarkable relations that exist between the phenomenon of the rotatory polarisation and the asymmetric constitution of the organic molecules. "In Pasteur's early work as a chemist, beginning at the École Normale Supérieure, and continuing at Strasbourg and Lille, he examined the chemical, optical and crystallographic properties of a group of compounds known as tartrates. He resolved a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid (1848). A solution of this compound derived from living things (specifically, wine lees) rotated the plane of polarization of light passing through it. The mystery was that tartaric acid derived by chemical synthesis had no such effect, even though its chemical reactions were identical and its elemental composition was the same. Pasteur was able to show not only that optical activity related to the shape of the crystals, but also that an asymmetric internal arrangement of the molecules of the compound was responsible for twisting the light. The (2R,3R)- and (2S,3S)- tartrates were isometric, non-superposable mirror images of each other. This was the first time anyone had demonstrated molecular chirality, and also the first explanation of isomerism" (Wikipedia). "Pasteur rose to the status of a national hero during his lifetime. However, perhaps surprisingly, Geison, a historian who has made a detailed study of Pasteur's life and work, is able to state: 'His contributions to basic science were extensive and very significant, but less revolutionary than his reputation suggests. Pasteur's most profound and most original contributions to science [i.e. these are the ones in the field of molecular chirality and crystallography] are also the least famous, and they came at the very outset of his career.' Bernal, a crystallographer, concurs ' . . . his first and in some ways his greatest scientific discovery'" (Flack, p. 371). Charles Alexandre Drion (1827-63) was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, graduating in 1847. From 1854 to 1859 he was Professeur de Physique at the Lycée de Versailles. He earned his doctorate in 1859 with a thesis entitled 'Recherches sur la dilatabilité des liquides volatils.' The following year he was appointed Chargé de Cours at the University of Besançon, rising to professor in 1862. Flack, 'Louis Pasteur's discovery of molecular chirality and spontaneous resolution in 1848, together with a complete review of his crystallographic and chemical work,' Acta Crystallographica A65 (2009), 371-89. One leaf (209 x 268 mm) vertical folded, just over 2½ pages of writting. Very well preserved. Full transcription and English translation of the letter is included.

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        D'Albert's Album 1856.

      London. Chappell & Co. 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.

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        The Plays. Accurately printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone, with Mr. Malone's various Readings. A selection of Explanatory and Historical Notes, from the most eminent Commentators. A History of the Stage, and a Life of Shakespeare, by Alexander Chalmers. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Printed for Longman and Co., Rivington, ... 1856. 8 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf boards with gilt rule, later respined in light calf with twin, red and maroon title labels, and gilt tooling to spines; marbled end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare to volume I. Corners rubbed; a little marking to boards; extremities rubbed. A handsome, sound set.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Lille, 25 December, 1856, to Charles Alexandre Drion.

      An important letter (in fact, two letters in one), with significant scientific content. Pasteur begins: Mr Guiraudet has given me your letter. I think you will benefit well from the following method: saturate - or oversaturate - the acid residues diluted by secrete of lime. The liquor will remain clear. Bring it to the boil and it will precipitate a neutral malate of grainy and crystalline lime. If there are more organic acids that are insoluble in lime salt, perhaps they will precipitate at the time of saturation before boiling. Examine if there is a way to cause them to separate. What is the validity of this method? I have neglected that. It would be easy to find out by dissolving malic acid or a malate alkaline in a large amount of nitric acid and then proceed as above. Pasteur is here drawing upon his knowledge of malic acid and its salts (malates) which played an important role in his studies of isomerism and optical activity in certain molecules, which was his principal area of research activity from 1847 to 1857 (see below). In the second part of the letter, Pasteur responds to an apparently different question from Drion, but also relating to isomers: The fact that you point out the production of glycolic acid in the preparation of nitrous ether is interesting. Note that in fact we have this formula: C4H5OA2O3 = C4H5A2O4 = C4H4A2O41HO Nitrous etherglycineasparagine Perhaps you might benefit from these findings. Moreover, you know that asparagine treated by nitrous acid produces malic acid and that glycine with nitrous acid produces benzoyl glycolic acid [sic] (which divides into benzoic acid and glycolic acid). So look for benzoic acid. By isomeric transformation, you should be able to turn nitrous ether into glycine etc. "In Pasteur's early work as a chemist, beginning at the École Normale Supérieure, and continuing at Strasbourg and Lille, he examined the chemical, optical and crystallographic properties of a group of compounds known as tartrates. He resolved a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid (1848). A solution of this compound derived from living things (specifically, wine lees) rotated the plane of polarization of light passing through it. The mystery was that tartaric acid derived by chemical synthesis had no such effect, even though its chemical reactions were identical and its elemental composition was the same. Pasteur was able to show not only that optical activity related to the shape of the crystals, but also that an asymmetric internal arrangement of the molecules of the compound was responsible for twisting the light. The (2R,3R)- and (2S,3S)- tartrates were isometric, non-superposable mirror images of each other. This was the first time anyone had demonstrated molecular chirality, and also the first explanation of isomerism" (Wikipedia). "Pasteur rose to the status of a national hero during his lifetime. However, perhaps surprisingly, Geison, a historian who has made a detailed study of Pasteur's life and work, is able to state: 'His contributions to basic science were extensive and very significant, but less revolutionary than his reputation suggests. Pasteur's most profound and most original contributions to science [i.e. these are the ones in the field of molecular chirality and crystallography] are also the least famous, and they came at the very outset of his career.' Bernal, a crystallographer, concurs ' . . . his first and in some ways his greatest scientific discovery'" (Flack, p. 371). Charles Alexandre Drion (1827-63) was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, graduating in 1847. From 1854 to 1859 he was Professeur de Physique at the Lycée de Versailles. He earned his doctorate in 1859 with a thesis entitled 'Recherches sur la dilatabilité des liquides volatils.' The following year he was appointed Chargé de Cours at the University of Besançon, rising to professor in 1862. Flack, 'Louis Pasteur's discovery of molecular chirality and spontaneous resolution in 1848, together with a complete review of his crystallographic and chemical work,' Acta Crystallographica A65 (2009), 371-89. One leaf (209 x 136 mm), just over 1½ pages of writting. Very well preserved. Full transcription and English translation of the letter is included.

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        Stello

      Lib. nouvelle. Seventh edition, first for some parts, as corrected and reviewed. Contemporary half black shagreen over black paper boards, spine in five compartments with slender bands and double blindruled compartments, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Rare autograph inscription signed and dated by Alfred de Vigny to abbé Huc, who was one of the great missionaries to China and for whom Alfred de Vigny bore a great admiration: " témoignage de vénération et d'attachement / Alfred de Vigny [testimony of [my] veneration and attachment / Alfred de Vigny]."A little light foxing.% Lib. nouvelle Paris 1856 13x21,5cm relié

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        The Alphabet of Wild Flowers Addressed to Her Young Daughter. Illustrated by Lady Strange

      [no place] 1856. Oblong album. A superb museum-quality manuscript wild flower alphabet, with text by Louise Thomas of Eyhorne House, Hollingbourne, Kent, with calligraphy and illumination by Lady Strange. Contents feature a title page illuminated in gold, with indents, followed by fourteen leaves of manuscript illuminated with fine watercolours, elegant calligraphy and golf leaf decoration. Final leaf states 'Lady Strange fecit 1868', which would coincide with her daughter, Mary, coming of age. Bound in an ornate covers of dark green velvet with intricate gold brocade decoration to upper, red watered silk endpapers, contained in a green watered silk chemise and dark green slipcase. Internally fine, fragile binding worn at joints but holding, case and box rubbed to extremities. It would appear that Louise Thomas commissioned Lady Strange to execute these works for at least two of her daughters, one being held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The V and A example is dated to coincide with daughter Charlotte reaching adulthood.

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        Le Passe-temps, journal hebdomadaire, tête de collection du n°1 du 3 mai 1856 au n°611 du 20 février 1864

      Le Passe-Temps, Ernest Bazard. Originale.bindings Edition half black sheepskin, flat spines decorated with fillets stamped cold, cover pages of handmade paper, binders époque.Nombreuses the contributions of Alexandre Dumas (The Page of the Duke of Savoy and Memoirs a policeman), Emile de Nangis, Henry Kock, Paul de Kock, Jules Janin, Charles Maquet, Luc Chardall Frank Munzel, Elie Berthet, Louis Chazerain Leon Beyne, Adrien Robert, Victor Percival, A. Gondrecourt, E. Gonzales, E. Bazard Xavier Montépin Ms. Ancelot Beauvallet Leon E. Douzens Gustave Aimard, Marquis of Foudras Edward Devicque Louis Digy Philibert Audebrand Albert Blanquet, Mortonval Paul Duplessis.Ce newspaper will end 1893.Chaque number of features a beautiful woodcut on the front page and other text in. At the end of each issue we find the "contemporary slippers" which describes through the years almost all the personalities of the time. Tables of contents and index of manuscripts pasted on contreplats biographies of each rare volume.Très set of this popular newspaper in a remarkable state of preservation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Le Passe-Temps, Ernest Bazard Paris 1856-1864 22,5x32cm 8 volumes reliés

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        Dean's Sixpenny Cold. Picture English Struwwelpeters. FUNNILY PICTURED FOOLISH BOYS & GIRLS.

      7 leaves printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers as issued; the first a blank Illustrated with 6 hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers. 23.5 x 16.7 cm. Spine expertly repaired; else an excellent copy of a rare title, being part of a series of Struwwelpeter's published by Dean, all of which are rare. Not in Baumgartner.

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        Portrait of Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy.

      London: Henry Graves, 1856. Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 795 mm., (plate size), framed. Large and impressive full-length portrait of Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, tenth Governor of New South Wales between 1846 and 1855. The aristocratic FitzRoy was also the half-brother of Robert FitzRoy, commander of the Beagle on which Charles Darwin served as naturalist.Charles Fitzroy was born in 1796 and received his first military commission at the age of sixteen. He fought at Waterloo and served in the colonial administration of the Cape Colony, South Africa, and elsewhere before his appointment as Governor of New South Wales in August of 1846. FitzRoy was renowned for his conciliatory temperament: he replaced the staunch and often unpopular Sir George Gipps who retired amidst massive public disagreement on land allocation to powerful squatters. FitzRoy appeased the squatters with the assistance of new Secretary of State, Earl Grey. He was later commended for maintaining law and justice during the massive upheavals in Australian society following the discovery of gold in 1851, and oversaw the end of convict transportation to Australia. He departed Australia in 1855, learning later in that year that his eldest son had lost his life in the Crimean War.This portrait is dated August 1856 and depicts Sir Charles FitzRoy in the full dress and regalia of a Colonial Governor, complete with the decorations earnt while an infantry officer earlier in his career. Some expert paper repairs, a little chipped at lower margin.

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        LJUBLJANA: LAIBACHER ZEITUNG. FEST-AUSGABE. BEI DER ALLERH CHSTEN ANWESENHEIT IHRER KAISERL K NIGL. APOST. MAJEST€TEN IN LAIBACH. AM. 19. NOVEMBER 1856

      Ljubljana: Ignaz von Kleinmayr Ð Wien: Reiffenstein 1856 - 1 text sheet printed from both sides and attached toned lithography (light foxing, small tears in margins, otherwise in a good condition), 43.5 x 30.5 cm. Extremely rare folding one sheet pamphlet issued at the time of a visit of the emperor Franz Joseph I to Ljubljana on Novemeber 19th 1856. The pamphlet was issued by a Ljubljana newspaper Laibacher Zeitung, founded by family Kleinmeyer and published between from 1778 to 1918. The attached lithography shows 9 views including Ljubljana, Tivoli, bridge by Borovnica, Kranj, Kamnik, BLed etc. The lithography was printed in Vienna by the Reiffenstein -Ršsch printing office and transported with an attached blank page to Ljubljana, where text was added. We could not trace any other examples of this rare pamphlet in any library worldwide.

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        First Footsteps in East Africa

      

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        Mémoires complets et authentiques sur le siècle de Louis XIV et la Régence, collationnés sur le manuscrit original par Chéruel et précédés d'une notice par Sainte-Beuve

      The standard edition, as established by Chéruel, with a steel-engraved portrait of the author by Colin after Fath, printed on chine collé paper. One of 100 large paper copies on Superfin paper.Contemporary half light brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with gilt compartments and fleurons, gilt fillet to covers, top edge gilt. Some corners very slightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. From the collection of Henri Bordes (ex libris). Another ex libris from the Bibliotheca Brendanense. Spine of some volumes a little faded, but otherwise an attractive copy, very nicely bound. Light spotting. Hachette et Cie Paris 1856-1858 16x25cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Les contemplations

      Michel Lévy frères & Pagnerre. First Edition.Bound in half black sheepskin back adorned with garlands romantic irons bird and flowers, rubbing on covers, scattered spots, binding signed B. Dinnat.Fine copy in a lovely binding signed at the time. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Michel Lévy frères & Pagnerre Paris 1856 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (14x22,5cm) relié

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      first edition.Binding to bradel full paper recalling the grid or cover of the book, back smooth, flat, as red morocco label, fragile preserved covers, gilded head, binding signed Thomas Boichot.Rare autograph signed Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam to the Marquis of Monthec.Beautiful copy perfectly set in modern binding with covers and back. N. Scheuring & Cie Paris 1888 10x16cm relié

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        First and Second Report from the Select Committee on Transportation...

      London: by order of Parliament, 1856. Two volumes, tall quarto, both copies in recent blue polished half calf, original printed wrappers bound in. Two of the most important reports on transportation to Western Australia, and perhaps the most detailed public accounting of the aftermath of the convict system in the eastern colonies. Written while the gold rush was well under way, the reports are effectively a capstone on the whole system, relating the closure of transportation to New South Wales in 1850 followed shortly afterwards by Van Diemen's Land in 1852.Both reports provide detailed historical and anecdotal information on the transportation of convicts to Western Australia, then the only remaining Australian colony willing to take felons from Britain. Other options and possibilities for prison building and penal reform in Great Britain were explored at depth by the Committee given the vast reduction in convicts that could be sent to the eastern Australia.The Minutes of Evidence drawn upon a range of testimonials, including that of Horatio Waddington, then Under Secretary State for the Home Department. Waddington describes the final years of transportation to eastern Australia in a succinct yet evocative manner. He begins with the 1838 Committee report chaired by Sir William Molesworth, a damming incitement of the convict system that strengthened local popular movements against transportation in both New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. In furnishing his evidence Waddington summarised the importance of the 1838 Report as a moral compass for future policy, with transportation deemed 'also as a bad punishment in itself, failing to deter criminals at home, or reform them abroad; in fact it is impossible to have a report more decidedly adverse to it.'Nonetheless, an astonishing deluge of some 17,000 convicts were sent to Van Diemen's Land between 1840-1845 with disastrous consequences. There were far too many to be gainfully employed by free settlers, resulting in immense numbers set to work in chained gangs upon public projects. Crime, lawlessness and fear followed in due proportion, and although transportation was suspended for a few years following 1845, public sentiment had hardened and the last transport sailed for Van Diemen's Land in 1852.Interestingly, these reports of 1856 coincide with the gold-rushes in Australia. This factor played an important part in closing convict era as newfound wealth has gave the colonies greater confidence and political self-determination. Ironically, it was feared that the existence of so much gold may actually act as an incentive to commit crimes and receive transportation to Australia free of charge. By this stage 'ticket-of-leave' men from Van Diemen's land were considered a dangerous scourge on the Victorian goldfields. In fine condition.

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        Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons...

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1856. Large octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision createdJebb, a former officer of the Royal Engineers who served as Surveyor-General of Prisons from 1838, was a proponent of bigger and better gaols, and his report emphasises the importance of novel architecture and design. He is credited with the successful completion of several British prisons, asylums and similar institutions (significantly, Jebb played a central role in the design and construction of the Pentonville model prison).Of particular interest in this report are the large and detailed folding plans of Chatham prison. These plates show: the overall plan of the penitentiary, ground plans and elevations of the compound itself, transverse and longitudinal sections, the punishment cells and infirmary, the chapel and finally the Warder's quarters and family residences.

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        NANCHOU GAISHI BUYUDEN

      Sadahide. First edition, rare, illustrated by 35 engravings, including many double-page, black, gray and white (many in ink wash of black and gray). The title can be translated as: History of the brave Southern Court.10 volumes stitched accordion. 3 different covers printed, the first set includes three volumes, the second and third 3 4 Friction. 2 volumes with gallery to high margin, one with a gallery in the center of the book, reaching the engravings.Many scenes of particularly violent fights with decapitations and geysers of blood; court scenes. The design is remarkably Sadahide end and searched, black and gray wash adding depth and contrast. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Sadahide Edo 1856 10 Vol. (14,5x23cm) cousu

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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

      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

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        La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville.

      Paris: Théodore Lefèvre, circa 1856. Oblong album measuring 245 x 335 mm., title-page and twelve tinted plates, fine in original decorated papered boards. Unusually attractive mid-nineteenth century French lithographic album with five skilfully executed scenes of naval engagements during the Crimean War. As the title boasts, Louis Lebreton served as illustrator of the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville to the Pacific and southern ocean regions during 1837-1840, his depictions of the native peoples of the Marquesas and other outlying islands are well regarded. The album comprises thirteen lithographic plates, including the romantic pictorial title-page depicting mariners wrecked upon the rocks. Five scenes depict the French and British at sea during Crimean War engagements of 1854; namely Friedland in consort with a British warship entering the Bosphorus, the arrival of the Anglo-French fleet at Kalamita, bombarding the defences of Sevastopol, and the British gunboat Agamemnon tackling a gale in Sevastopol harbour. The last Crimean lithograph is an especially dramatic rendition of the port of Balaclava viewed from the clifftops with archaic ruins in the foreground.Other marine scenes of interest include Galilée, a fully rigged naval paddle-steamer, Brasilian clipper l'Impératrice rounding the Cape, an American barque at La Havre and the enormous gunboat Napoleon half rigged at resting at anchor. Rear cover moderately rubbed, touch of foxing affects the preliminaries.

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        The British essayists: With prefaces, historical and biographical, by A Chalmers.

      First American edition thus, reprinting the 1823 London edition of this extensive collection compiling material from the Tatler, Guardian, Spectator, Adventurer, Rambler, World, Connoisseur, Idler, Mirror, Lounger, Observer, and Looker-On periodicals. Chalmers, a prolific journalist and editor, is now best remembered for his General Biographical Dictionary, a massive undertaking which occupied years in its original preparation and subsequent revisions; the DNB lists some of his other publications with the comment that "No man ever edited so many works as Chalmers for the booksellers of London." An early purchaser has recorded the cost of binding the set (60 pence per book) in a pencilled note on the front fly-leaf of vol. I: "Aug. 15th 1864 in 38 vol bound in fine 1/2 moroco [sic] per vol c/60 d."=> The essays and authors here were all once fashionable as well as interesting; they are no longer at all fashionable, but they are interesting in ways that their authors and original readers never imagined. Bindings: Contemporary half morocco over attractive marbled paper-covered sides, each spine with gilt-stamped title, volume number, and elegant arabesque decorations. Top edges gilt.

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        PUNCH or The London Charivari. Volumes II - XXXI.

      1st edition thus. London: Published for the Proprietors, 1842 - 1856. 15 books, with each containing 2 volumes of approximately 270 pages per volume [i.e., 540 pp / book]. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. 4to. 11" x 8-1/2" The occasional binding rub. Amorial bookplate of William Wrixon Leycester. Shelf sticker to base of 1842 volume. A VG - Nr Fine set.

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        [Op. 52]. A Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang) Symphonia Cantata, No. 1... Op. 52. [Piano-vocal score]

      London: J. Alfred Novello [PN 1025], [1852-1856]. Folio. Modern marbled boards. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-39 (instrumental no. 1, "Sinfonia," for piano four hands, with Primo to recto and Secondo to verso pages), 40-111 (piano-vocal score of no. 2, "Chor," to no.), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Printed header to title: "Novello's Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Op. 52." Addresses to imprint: "69, Dean St. Soho, 24, Poultry. & 389, Broadway, New York." Price list above imprint: "Reduced Prices P.F. score 14s,- Separate Vocal parts 4[s]- Separate Orch. Strings 25[s], 6[d] Separate Orch. Wind 48[s],- Full score 42[s],-." Handstamp of Llanelly Public Library to head of title and p. 3; round embossed stamp, "Corporation of Llanelly Public Library," to outer margin of title, p. 57, and final page of music. Rehearsal letters and other markup in pencil to pp. 40-53 and 74-86, in two different hands. Slightly foxed; smudges to pp. 6-7; minor paper imperfection to pp. 107-108. A very good copy overall. Probable First Edition, later issue. Rare. MWV A18. Not in Hoboken or Hirsch. WorldCat (8 copies, 4 in North America: University of Toronto; Yale University; Westminster Choir College; Stanford University (no distinctions among issues). Dated according to addresses in imprint: Novello's address at 24 Poultry Street was current from 1845 to May 1856; the New York address on Broadway was used from August 1852 and no later than 1859 (see Humphries & Smith p. 246). Novello's edition supposedly precedes Breitkopf & Härtel's (first advertised in June 1841), but the present copy does not. Not to be confused with Novello's regular piano-vocal score (PN 1869), which was reprinted many times and in high print runs. "With the 'Lobgesang' Symphony, composed in 1840 and published as Symphony no.2 in 1841, Mendelssohn... produced a symphony extending into the realm of religious music. Also, by introducing texted elements into the work, he took up an equally daunting challenge, that of responding to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony... Mendelssohn's solution, as he explained to Klingemann, was to attempt a hybrid symphony-cantata: a three-movement, through-composed orchestral sinfonia attached to a nine-movement vocal cantata, with biblical texts celebrating mankind's progress from darkness to enlightenment (the agent of this process was the word of God, as disseminated by the Gutenberg Bible). Linking the symphony and cantata is a recurring motto-like intonation... initially announced by the trombones and then given verbal meaning in the cantata by the addition of the text 'Alles was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn'." R. Larry Todd in Grove Music Online.

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        Histoires extraordinaires

      Michel Lévy frères. First edition of the French translation by Charles Baudelaire and why he did not come from large papers.Bound in half roan blue contemporary. Smooth spine decorated with romantic four irons and a set of nets. Light areas of depigmentation on the back. Friction at the corners. Rare and pale foxing on first pages, copy fresh and nicely connected, which is unusual for this edition, connected mostly modestly.Poe's first book translated by Baudelaire, with his preface His life, his work, the first link in the conquest by Baudelaire its dual literary prose, designed to definitively establish the name of Charles Baudelaire alongside Poe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Michel Lévy frères Paris 1856 11x18cm relié

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        Armée Russe [??????? ?????].

      Paris Auguste Bry et Lemercier 1856 - Two parts in one volume large folio (61.8 x 44 cm). First part: 23 leaves numbered I-XXIX (3rd leaf = III, IV, 4th = V, VI, 7th = IX, X, XII (XI not used), 9th = XIV, XV, XVI, plate XXI i & XXI ii) being title, chromo-lithographed dedication, plates of weapons etc, and text; Second part: 56 lithographed plates of costumes printed in colour by Godard and finished by hand; occasional marginal spotting. Contemporary green half morocco, flat spine with compartments decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Luxurious hand coloured edition of this monumental record of all Russian army uniforms. A fresh example of a work which very rarely appears on the market. When published in 1856, the edition was sold for 125 Fr., but because of the book's scarcity, a purchaser would have to pay 200 fr. for it. In his famous catalogue of rarities Solovev priced the book at an impressive 275 rub.: "????????? ??????? [.] ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ????" [Luxurious edition [.] a great rarity complete"] Dedicated to the Russian "Empereur", the book begins with a series of five plates of portraits of Tsar Nicholas I and his four sons. Then the plates show a wide variety of topographical scenes, pleasing variations in the posture of the figures, and fine hand-colouring, all combined to good effect. The whole work contains a certain irony because Pajol commanded the French cavalry in the Crimea (against Russia), while his father, Comte Claude-Pierre Pajol (1772-1844), was a Napoleonic general who led the French advance guard into Moscow. Although Colas follows Vinet in stating that the 29 numbered plates, which include the title and dedication, are on 22 leaves, the fact that there is a plate 21bis brings the actual total to 23 leaves. Brunet IV, 311; Colas 2260 (giving incorrect details of the pages in part 1); Hiler p. 683 (8 plates only); Lipperheide Qo12 (incomplete copy); Vinet 2328; Bobins 208; Solovev kat. 105, No96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RORSCHACH. Blick von einer Anhöhe auf Ort und See, im Vordergrund der Bahnhof und Hafen, im Hintergrund Thurgauer Hügellandschaft.

      - Farblithographie von Jacottet nach Federle, um 1856, 16 x 26,5 cm. Der Bodensee in alten Ansichten 1.8. - Seltene und gesuchte Ansicht; breitrandig und frisch erhalten.

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        First Footsteps in East Africa;

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

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        THE KANZAS REGION: FOREST, PRAIRIE, DESERT, MOUNTAIN, VALE, AND RIVER...

      New York, 1856. 192pp. plus advertisements. Map. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Bookplate on front pastedown, institution stamp on title, library label on spine. Very good. "This work provides a good account of the prairie and mountain region featuring many incidents from the author's own experiences from 1850 to 1855. It also contains a history of the Santa Fe trade and descriptions of the Santa Fe trail" - Wagner-Camp. The author, it has been suggested, was a tramp printer sent west by a Pennsylvania newspaper. The map illustrates the Kansas area. WAGNER-CAMP 276. HOWES G383. GRAFF 1650. RITTENHOUSE 253. STREETER SALE 1821. SABIN 28607.

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        JAHRESBERICHT DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS

      Breslau, Seminar, 1856. First edition. Many include original paper wrappers. 8vo. Around 60 pages; 23.5 cm. Written in German with some volumes including an additional Hebrew section. Title translates to

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        JAHRESBERICHT DES JÃœDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS ?FRAENCKELSCHE STIFTUNG? [1866-1838], (LACKING ONLY 14 VOLUMES OUT OF 82) : 1866-1869, 1872-1875, 1877-1922, AND 1924-1938.

      Breslau, Seminar. 1856-1938. Paperback. First edition. Many include original paper wrappers. 8vo. Around 60 pages; 23.5 cm. Written in German with some volumes including an additional Hebrew section. Title translates to ?Annual Report of the Jewish Theological Seminary (Fraenckelsche Stiftung) . ? A nearly complete run of the journal including the editions printed from 1866-1869, 1872-1875, 1877-1922, and 1924-1938 (only missing 14 out of 82) . Some volumes bound separately in a limited run and some include duplicates. The Judisch-Theologischen Seminars, Breslau was the ?first modern rabbinical seminary in Central Europe. Founded in 1854 with the funds which Jonas Fraenkel, a prominent Breslau businessman, had willed for the purpose, the seminary became the model for similar colleges set up in Europe and the U. S?. The seminary?s basic aim was to teach ?positive historical Judaism. ? The ?positive? stood for a faithful adherence to the practical precepts of Judaism, while ?historical? permitted free inquiry into the Jewish past, including even Bible criticism, though with some self-imposed limitations? (JewishVirtualLibrary.org, 2016) . Every year, the seminary published an annual report with scholarly work by the professors at the seminary, up until the Nazis destroyed the seminary in 1938. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish religious education, Positive Historical Judaism, Jewish Theological Seminary- Breslau. Overall, the condition is good-very good with some volumes more fragile and chipped. (GER-51-42) .

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        Leipziger Bank AG 250 Thaler Leipzig, 01.03.1856, plus Talon

      Auflagenhöhe in Stück etwa 6000 1856 - Nummer 10790 leicht fleckig, kleiner Ausriss am Rand, 4 Stempel de 1 S. 1001 g

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

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

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        Descripzione di alcuni fuchi fossili della Calcaria del monte Spilecco nella provincia Veronese. Con sei tavole. Estratta dalla Rivista periodica dei lavori dell? I. R. Academia de Scienze, Lettere ed Arti di Padova, Trim. III-IV. dell?anno 1855-56.

      - Padova, Angelo Sicca, (1856). 8vo. 29 pp.+ 6 handcoloured lith. folding plates. Minor foxing. Sewn as issued, uncut, in printed red wrapper. Dedication to the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and with its library stamp. From the library of Nils Fries. Stafleu 5612. Fine copy. Abramo Bartolommeo Massalongo (1824-60) was an Italian paleobotanist and lichenologist, high school teatcher at Verona and together with G. W. Koerber the founder of the "Italian-Silesian" school of lichenology. The receiver of the offprint in Uppsala was probably Elias Fries, also a lichenologist.

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