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        Scènes de la vie mexicaine

      (4),335, (1)pp. Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1856, in-16, (4),335, (1)pp, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque), SECONDE EDITION de cet ouvrage publié à Paris chez Lecou en 1855. Louis de Bellemare (1809-1852) est un écrivain et voyageur français. Il écrivit aussi sous le pseudonyme de Gabriel Ferry, nom d'emprunt qu'utilisa également son fils (1846-19..). Reliure légèrement frottée avec petit manque à la coiffe. Néanmoins très bon et agréable exemplaire

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

      Karlsruhe, Müller, 1856 - VIII, 289 S. Mit farbigem lith. Titelbild u. 10 Ansichten in getönter Lithographie. - Zustand: Privat nachgebunden mit erneuerten Vorsätzen. Die Tafeln tlws. etwas kürzer geschnitten (betrifft nur den weißen Druckrand). Tafeln zum Teil etwas braunfleckig, meist nur im Druckrand oder mit dünnem Wasserrand, der fast nur im weißen Rand zu sehen ist. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 408 kl.8°, priv. Leinen (rot) m. aufgez. Teil d. Orig.-Vorderdeckels u. aufgez. Orig.-Rücken [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Système de gymnastique de chambre médicale et hygiènique ou représentation et description des mouvements gymnastiques n'exigeant aucun appareil ni aide et pouvant s'exécuter en tout temps et en tout lieu Suivi d'applications à diverses affections

      (4), 84pp. 32 pp. de Paris, Victor Masson, 1856, in-8, (4), 84pp. 32 pp. de catalogue de la maison Masson, broché, PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE. 45 figures sur bois dans le texte montrant les exercices à exécuter. Bel exemplaire hormis un léger manque au dos.

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        Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien. Met aanteekeningen, volledige inhoudsregisters, chronologische lijsten, enz. uitgegeven door S. Keijzer.

      - 's Gravenhage, H.C. Susan, C. Hzoon, 1856-1858.3 volumes. 8vo. Original printed boards, spines half cloth. IV, 675; 616; 612 pp.First edition of the re-edition of the parts relating to the East-Indies of Valentijn's extensive work published in 1724-1726. - (Browned).Tiele 1121; Landwehr, VOC, 467 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of England From The Accession of James The Second

      London: Longmans, Green, and Longmans, 1856, 1856. ELEVENTH EDITION. 5 vols., 8-3/4" x 5-7/8". Bound in 1/2 brown calf, raised bands, spine panels tooled in blind, two gilt lettered green morocco spine labels, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine.

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        Nouveau manuel complet du coloriste ou instruction simplifiée et élémentaire pour l'enluminure, le lavis et la retouche des gravures, images, lithographiesÉ cartes géographiquesÉ plans topographiques

      [4]-246 pp., 3pl. Paris, Roret, 1856, in-12, [4]-246 pp, 3pl, demi-velin à coins de l'époque, pièce de titre bleue, Nouvelle édition très augmentée. 3 grandes planches dépl. h.t. dont une aquarellée représentant 40 couleurs d'une gamme allant du blanc léger à l'encre de Chine. Ce traité comprend la description des instruments et ustensiles, l'emploi, la composition et le mélange des couleurs ainsi que les travaux d'enluminure. Quelques rousseurs.

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        Manuel de géologie élémentaire ou changements anciens de la terre et de ses habitants. Cinquième édition considérablement augmentée et illustrées de 750 gravures sur bois

      XVI-492 + VII-520-[4]-60 pp. Paris, Langlois et leclercq, 1856-1857, in-8, XVI-492 + VII-520-[4]-60 pp, demi-basane verte, dos lisses à filets dorés, Traduit de l'anglais sur la cinquième édition par M. Hugard ; avec le Supplément, traduit sur la deuxième édition par le même, Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1857. Nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte. L'ouvrage a paru à l'origine sous le titre d'Elements of Geology en juillet 1838. "Lyell's Elements was the first modern textbook of geology written on the assumption that geological phenomena could be explaned completly in terms of natural and knowable causes". Lyell changea le titre de l'ouvrage pour la publication de la troisième édition en 1851, A Manual of Elementary Geology, avant de revenir au titre original pour la sixième en 1865. Charles Lyell (1797-1875) fut l'un des plus importants géologues britanniques du XIXe siècle ; il s'intéressa également beaucoup à l'évolution biologique. On sait que Charles Darwin emporta ses célèbres Principes of Geology sur le Beagle. Cachets annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris et étiquettes en pied des dos. Quelques rousseurs, dos frottés. DSB VIII, p. 563 et suiv.

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        The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," After Forty Years of Slavery. With an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May; and an Appendix by William H. Furness, D.D.

      Syracuse New York and Auburn: William T. Hamilton / Miller, Orton and Muiligan [sic], 1856. First edition. 8vo; 409pp; + 6pp. ads for other publications by Miller, Orton & Mulligan, (including a quote from Lydia Maria Child urging reading ARCHY MOORE, THE WHITE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth, one by Fanny Fern praising MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM, By Frederick Douglass, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Nothrop, a temperance tract and another title, LIVES OF JUDGES, INFAMOUS AS TOOLS OF TYRANNY) frontispiece, engraved half-title, and 2 other plates. Green blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped spine, binding signed in blind on back panel join, "Davies" "& Hand", professionally rebacked, endpapers rehinged; spine skewed, corners bumped, scattered foxing or smudging throughout text, former owner's name on front free endpaper, an acceptable copy housed in custom-made cloth clamshell box.  This is the first edition of the extraordinary slave narrative of Peter Still, kidnapped from his home in New Jersey as a young child and made a slave in Kentucky and Alabama for forty years. Kate Pickard, a teacher at the Female Seminary of Tuscumbia, Alabama, where Peter Still was employed, has written the narrative. Still finally, at age fifty, devised a plan of escape by being purchased by the southern Jewish merchants Isaac and Joseph Friedman. The Friedman's went north and Peter was able to self-redeem his freedom with money the Friedman brothers paid him for his work. Peter Still then returned to the south for his wife and children. His family escaped with the help of Seth Concklin, a white abolitionist, who was captured by slave hunters in the north and, while being taken south, he was either killed or committed suicide at the hopelessness of his plight. Dr. William Furness' appendix is an account of Concklin's life. This slave narrative begins with the Still's kidnapping and, although a serious and traumatizing story, it was also read as an exciting adventure story. It can also be read as a history of the contribution of Jews to the Abolition movement. An unusual feature of the work is explicit mention of miscegenation between white and black - a completely taboo subject at the time. This is a slave narrative of the greatest detail and scope, written from Peter Still's account by a woman of ability who had close knowledge of the subject. Because it is skillfully written, with the use of dialogue, it appears to be a novel. It was so regarded by Wright (II, 1893), but it is not. In fact, correspondence by Peter Still detailing his efforts to purchase his wife's freedom, his account book, and other papers are located at Rutgers and at the Library of Congress. No less a respected figure in the American abolition movement than the Rev. Samuel J. May has written a persuasive argument for reading this account of the horrors of slavery and the generosity of two Jewish merchants. Reprinted by the Negro Publication Society of American in 1941 and the Jewish Publication Society of America in 1970 with an introductory essay on Jews in the anti-slavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman. Blockson 9601 and 9603 respectively. Dumond, Bibliography of Antislavery in America, p. 94. Jackson, A History of Afro-American Literature, I, p. 153. Sabin 62614. Blockson 9602.

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        The Journal of the Photographic Society of London. Containing the Transactions of the Society and a General Record of Photographic Art and Science

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1856. Volume the Second (No. 20, July 21, 1854 - No. 39, February 21, 1856). Cloth. Good. 320 p. 25 cm. B&w figures.Text in double columns. Green cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine faded to brown, spine ends chipped, corners bumped. Hinges cracked internally. Ink inscription on front pastedown and title page. A little foxing. Full run of the second volume of the world's oldest continuing photographic journal. Articles about photographic equipment, processes and techniques, plus correspondence, exhibitions, etc.

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        Le Brésil

      de (4) et 244 pages Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1856, in-8, de (4) et 244 pages, demi-chagrin marron de l'époque, plat de percaline aubergine, Première édition, peu courante, de cette relation historique et sociale du Brésil à partir de son indépendant en 1825 et jusqu'en 1855. Après des chapitres sur la constitution, l'industrie et le développement agricole, Reybaud, y fait surtout l'apologie de la Monarchie et celle d'une colonisation européenne massive. Rousseurs sur l'ensemble du volume. Bibliographia Brasiliana, II, p. 734 ; Sabin 70385.

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        The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," After Forty Years of Slavery. With an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May; and an Appendix by William H. Furness, D.D.

      Syracuse New York and Auburn: William T. Hamilton / Miller, Orton and Muiligan [sic], 1856. First edition. 8vo; 409pp; + 6pp. ads for other publications by Miller, Orton & Mulligan, (including a quote from Lydia Maria Child urging reading ARCHY MOORE, THE WHITE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth, one by Fanny Fern praising MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM, By Frederick Douglass, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Nothrop, a temperance tract and another title, LIVES OF JUDGES, INFAMOUS AS TOOLS OF TYRANNY) frontispiece, engraved half-title, and 2 other plates. Green blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped spine, binding signed in blind on back panel join, "Davies" "& Hand", professionally rebacked, endpapers rehinged; spine skewed, corners bumped, scattered foxing or smudging throughout text, former owner's name on front free endpaper, an acceptable copy housed in custom-made cloth clamshell box. This is the first edition of the extraordinary slave narrative of Peter Still, kidnapped from his home in New Jersey as a young child and made a slave in Kentucky and Alabama for forty years. Kate Pickard, a teacher at the Female Seminary of Tuscumbia, Alabama, where Peter Still was employed, has written the narrative. Still finally, at age fifty, devised a plan of escape by being purchased by the southern Jewish merchants Isaac and Joseph Friedman. The Friedman's went north and Peter was able to self-redeem his freedom with money the Friedman brothers paid him for his work. Peter Still then returned to the south for his wife and children. His family escaped with the help of Seth Concklin, a white abolitionist, who was captured by slave hunters in the north and, while being taken south, he was either killed or committed suicide at the hopelessness of his plight. Dr. William Furness' appendix is an account of Concklin's life. This slave narrative begins with the Still's kidnapping and, although a serious and traumatizing story, it was also read as an exciting adventure story. It can also be read as a history of the contribution of Jews to the Abolition movement. An unusual feature of the work is explicit mention of miscegenation between white and black - a completely taboo subject at the time. This is a slave narrative of the greatest detail and scope, written from Peter Still's account by a woman of ability who had close knowledge of the subject. Because it is skillfully written, with the use of dialogue, it appears to be a novel. It was so regarded by Wright (II, 1893), but it is not. In fact, correspondence by Peter Still detailing his efforts to purchase his wife's freedom, his account book, and other papers are located at Rutgers and at the Library of Congress. No less a respected figure in the American abolition movement than the Rev. Samuel J. May has written a persuasive argument for reading this account of the horrors of slavery and the generosity of two Jewish merchants. Reprinted by the Negro Publication Society of American in 1941 and the Jewish Publication Society of America in 1970 with an introductory essay on Jews in the anti-slavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman. Blockson 9601 and 9603 respectively. Dumond, Bibliography of Antislavery in America, p. 94. Jackson, A History of Afro-American Literature, I, p. 153. Sabin 62614. Blockson 9602.

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        Memoir of John Dalton and History of the Atomic Theory up to his Time

      V-[3]-298 pages London, H. Baillière, 1856, in-8, V-[3]-298 pages, percaline mauve de l'éditeur, Portrait de Dalton à sa table de travail en frontispice, gravé par Morton d'après Joseph William Allen, avec fac-similé de son écriture : "The weather is awkward ; but the glass is rising. My best respects to all". Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur, "To Mr Payen with the great respect..." Édition originale de cette bibliographie du célèbre chimiste, météorologue et physicien britannique John Dalton (1766-1844), par son ami Angus Smith (1817-1884). Pages 253-163 : liste des travaux de Dalton. Traduction du titre manuscrite au verso de la première garde blanche. Dos passé, accroc à la coiffe supérieure

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        Voyage à la côte orientale d'Afrique exécuté pendant les années 1846, 1847 et 1848 par le brick Le Ducouëdic sous le commandement de M. Guillain

      atlas en feuilles, (1)f. de Paris, Arthus Bertrand, s.d. [1856-1857], in-plano, atlas en feuilles, (1)f. de titre, (1)f. de table, 54pl, six livraisons en feuilles, sous couvertures d'origine, l'ensemble sous chemise de fort papier gris, Sans les 3 volumes de texte, publiés sous le titre Documents sur l'histoire, la géographie et le commerce de l'Afrique orientale. Atlas en feuilles publié en 6 livraisons, constitué de 54 lithographies remarquablement gravées par Bayot, Ciceri, Jacottet, Sabatier et Vogt (certaines sont en demi-ton). L'ensemble se compose de 44 planches de paysages, de marines, de scènes de vie et de personnages, et de 10 plans et cartes (la carte du voyage est numérotée pl. 1 et 2 dans la table). Album de l'expédition à la côte orientale d'Afrique (1846-1848) à bord du Ducouëdic, commandé par le marin et explorateur français Charles Guillain (1808-1875). Mandaté par le ministre de la Marine à la fin de l'année 1845, Guillain fut chargé d'explorer la côte est du continent africain afin d'enrichir les intérêts commerciaux du gouvernement. Au cours de son voyage, outre des rapports relatifs à sa mission, il rapporta de nombreuses observations sur la géographie, l'hydrographie et l'ethnologie de ces contrées. A son retour, les travaux de l'expédition furent publiés sous le titre de "Documents sur l'histoire, la géographie et le commerce de l'Afrique orientale" (3 vol. in-8, et atlas; Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1856-1857), la relation du voyage occupant les deux derniers volumes. Les plans ont été levés par les enseignes de vaisseau Grasset et Caraguel. Quant aux dessins, ils sont l'oeuvre de ce dernier et de Bridet, lieutenant à bord du brick. Les portraits d'indigènes ont été gravés d'après les daguerréotypes exécutés par Guillain: conservés au musée du Quai Branly à Paris, ces "incunables de l'histoire de la photographie" sont aussi les plus anciens portraits connus faits en Afrique (cf. : catalogue de l'exposition "Camera obscura, premiers portraits au daguerréotype (1841-1851), qui s'est déroulée au musée du Quai Branly du 30/09/2007 au 13/01/2008). Légères déchirures sans manque sur quelques planches, piqûres éparses. Bel et rare exemplaire dans son état de livraison. JOINT : une carte dépliante de l'océan Indien (avec les côtes orientales d'Afrique, l'île de Madagascar, la pointe de l'Inde, et l'Indonésie). 55 x 77 cm environ, marges comprises Brunet II, 1816 ; VI, 19771.

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        L'alchimie et les alchimistes. Essai historique et critique sur la philosophie hermétique

      VII-471 pages, [1] feuillet Paris, L. Hachette, 1856, in-8, VII-471 pages, [1] feuillet de catalogue éditeur in-fine, percaline verte de l'éditeur, Troisième édition, selon Caillet, et non la deuxième comme le mentionne le titre. Ce travail important a paru à l'origine en 1854. Il contient un exposé des doctrines hermétiques, puis une étude historique de l'alchimie ; "ensuite, un résumé des évènements étranges qui ont entretenu si longtemps en Europe la croyance aux doctrine de la science transmutatoire". L'ouvrage se termine par une étude sur l'alchimie au XIXe siècle. Caillet II, n° 3915. Étiquette ex-libris d'une congrégation missionnaire. Rousseurs.

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        ESPLORAZIONE DELLE REGIONI EQUATORIALI LUNGO IL NAPO ED IL FIUME DELLE AMAZZONI

      1856. Milano Centenari 1856 8° Pagine occhietto + ritratto di Osculati protetto da velina + XIV + 344 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Dorso a 4 nervi con titolo e fregi in oro. Piatti marmorizzati con minime abrasioni. Tagli spruzzati. 2 carte geografiche fuori testo di cui 1 ripiegata con un piccolo strappo ma complete. 15 tavole incise e acquarellate coeve fuori testo rappresentanti costumi tribali ed oggetti. Lievissime fioriture. Ottima copia. Rara seconda edizione.

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Repullés, 1839-1856 - Fol. (30 x 21, 2 cm.) 10 vols. magníficamente encuadernados en holandesa puntas de época, lomo con hierros y título en oro, cabeza y cortes dorados. Frontis y portadas en cromolitografía, numerosas litografías a toda plana, y capitulares cromolitografiadas. Ejemplares en perfecto estado, muy limpios. Francisco Javier Parcerisa, pintor y litógrafo, fue miembro de la Comisión Real de los Monumentos Históricos y Artísticos y miembro correspondiente de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi, de Barcelona. Concibió la idea de Recuerdos y Bellezas de España con el fin de compilar y editar una gran obra que recogiera las principales bellezas artísticas de los distintos rincones de España –monumentos, artes y antigüedades– en una serie de volúmenes, cubriendo cada uno de ellos una región distinta del país. Acompañada siempre de textos de los mejores literatos del momento. Parcerisa se inspiró en el francés Alexandre de Laborde, en el escocés David Roberts y otros dibujantes de la época. La envergadura de esta empresa ponía serios impedimentos a su realización. Pero su tenaz voluntad lo hizo posible. Asociado en primer lugar con Piferrer y luego con José María Quadrado, Pí y Margall y Pedro de Madrazo, quienes se encargaron de la parte literaria, se inició este proyecto en el que Parcerisa se encargó de ejecutar la ilustración él mismo con ayuda de Vicente Urrabieta y Ramón Puiggarí y los litógrafos Isla, Molina y Andreas Léopold. Muchas de estas vistas de España fueron tomadas del natural, con una visión original y libre en el tratamiento de la luz y la perspectiva aérea. Se inició su publicación en 1839 ilustrada con 588 litografías. Mientras la obra fue creciendo, se fue publicando por entregas quincenales mediante suscripción. La obra sufrió diferentes carencias y vicisitudes. Parcerisa aceptó la ayuda ajena para terminar los últimos dos volúmenes y aun así le faltó el apoyo necesario, lo cual le hizo dejar el proyecto inconcluso. Comprende este ejemplar: Cataluña (2 vols.), Aragón, Reino de Granada, Castilla la Nueva (2 vols.), Asturias y León, Córdoba, Sevilla y Cádiz, Mallorca. Ejemplar excepcional, muy bien encuadernado, muy limpio. Se publicaron dos volúmenes más, los correspondientes a la entonces denominada Castilla La Vieja, que no están presentes. Palau, 252871. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Application of the Mechanical Theory of Heat to the Steam-engine" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 12 No. 79 pp. 241-265, October 1856

      Taylor and Francis, London - 1856 FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH & IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE PAPER IN WHICH CLAUSIUS FULLY PRESENTS HIS MILESTONE APPLICATION OF THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS, namely, that "Heat can never pass from a colder to a warmer body without some other change, connected therewith, occurring at the same time" (Schweller, Maxwell's Demon, 31). Clausius first published this work in 1854 under the title "Über die Anwendung der mechanischen Wärmetheorie auf die Dampfmaschine" [and we offer that separately]. In 1856, this paper was also published in the American Journal of Science and Arts, however the The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science publication offered here is widely cited as the first in English. In his 1850 paper, the first on this subject, the German physicist and mathematician Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) defined the relationship between work and heat and introduces the concept of "energy of a body" (equivalent to temperature), thus stating the ideas behind the first and second law of thermodynamics. The 1854 paper was the second of his works; and again, in 1856 it was published here in English. In this paper, Clausius first develops the concepts of interior work, i.e. "those which the atoms of the body exert upon each other," and exterior work, i.e. "those which arise from foreign influences which the body may be exposed", which may act on a working body of fluid or gas, typically functioning to work a piston. He then discusses the three types of heat by which Q may be divided: 1. heat employed in increasing the heat actually existing in the body; 2. heat employed in producing the interior work; 3. heat employed in producing the exterior work. Building on this logic, and following his mathematical presentation of the first fundamental theorem, Clausius then presents us with the first-ever mathematical formulation of entropy. The third paper, published in 1865, invents and first uses the word 'entropy. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis., Volume 12, No. 79. October 1856. 4to (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 140mm). Complete. Near fine condition in every way; original printed wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Train: A First-Class Magazine.

      VOLUME ONE NUMBER ONE. THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF LEWIS CARROLL. Bound in the original brown cloth.This volume contains three original pieces by Dodgson: 'Solitude.' 'Ye Carpette Knyghte.' 'The Path of Roses.' Dodgson's use of the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll' is here used for the first time (Solitude).

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        Erste Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen). Die im Bernstein befindlichen organischen Reste der Vorwelt gesammelt [und] in Verbindung mit mehreren bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Dr. Carl Georg Berendt. Zwei Teile mit jeweils zwei Abteilungen in einem Band.

      Berlin, Nicolaische Buchhandlung, 1845-1856. - Folio. Schlichtes Ganzleinen des 20. Jahrhunderts mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. Kollation: 4 Bll., IV, 125 (+1) S., 7 Tafeln; 2 Bll., 123 (+1) S., 17 Tafeln; 4 Bll., 125 (+1) S., 8 Tafeln, jeweils mit eingebundenem Vorderdeckel der Org.-Broschur. Ordnungsgemäß ausgeschiedene Dublette der Harvard-University-Library, mit deren Besitzvermerken und Trockenstempeln im weißen Blattgrund der Tafeln (Darstellungen nicht betroffen). Papierbedingt stellenweise schwach gebräunt, aber insgesamt sehr gutes und vor allem vollständiges Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Selten angeboten. – Nissen, ZBI 319. BMC (Natural History), p. 137. Engelmann, p. 585. – Das Werk stellt die erste umfassende Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen dar und wurde von Berendt, der als Augenarzt in seiner Geburtstadt Danzig praktizierte, vorwiegend anhand seiner umfangreichen Privatsammlung („die größte, je über Bernstein und Bernsteineinschlüsse zusammengebrachte . enthielt 4216 Stück" (ADB) entworfen. Berendet, der ansonsten nur wenig publizierte, erlebte die Fertigstellung des Werkes nicht mehr, die letzten Teile, zu denen er noch intensiv zuarbeitete, wurden von den führenden zeitgenössischen Paläontologen vollendet, darunter Ernst Fr. Germar, Heinrich Göppert, Carl L. Koch und Hermann A. Hagen. 3000 g

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        Autograph letter signed. Naples, 30. III. 1856.

      1856. 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium with integral address panel. A letter of recommendation for the singer Alfons Guercia (1831-1890), written to maestro Luigi Bonzi.

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        G. Kreutzberg’s Große Menagerie (vormals van Acken). Verzeichnis sämmtlicher in dieser Menagerie befindlichen Thiere, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung der merkwürdigeren und ihrer Lebensweise. Görlitz, printed by Julius Köhler, s.d., but printed before October, 9th 1856 (see below, please).

      Görlitz, printed by Julius Köhler, s.d., but printed before October, 9th 1856 (see below, please). - Octavo. Publisher’s wrappers with xylographic illustrations to front and rear wrapper. 24 pp., with 6 xylographic illustrations. Printed on very thin paper. Spine internally and externally reinforced (a contemporary ‘repair’). Front wrapper with manuscript entry in pencil on date and place of purchase by the hand of Duke Max of Bavaria: "In der Menagerie gekauft in der Herbstmesse zu Leipzig, den 9. Oktober 1856". The provenance can with absolute certainty be drawn from the purchase history, but is not verified by a personal signature or stamp. Minor browning in a few places. A fine copy. Very rare handout brochure for visitors of the menagerie to be sold at the site. Describes 55 animals of the menagerie, which a.o. included lions from Arabia and Africa, a cougar and a tiger, and a considerable number of other big cats, hyaenas, a polar bear, an asian and a ‘dwarf’ elephant, many different birds (of prey, and exotic), monkeys, a crocodile from the river Nile and a number of other reptiles, such as an anaconda. The brochure is undated ; libraries though date it from ‘around 1835’ to 1870. But the correct date should be in the early 1850s: Since Kreutzberg claims that his menagerie has become the largest in Europe by acquisition of several other menageries, and since it is known (and in general terms also stated on the title) that he bought the menagerie of Wilhelm van Aken (misspelled Acken here) in 1837 and that of his brother Anton van Aken in 1849, it appears reasonable, that the brochur can be dated after the purchase of the latter. The manuscript entry on the front wrapper then makes clear that the brochure cannot have been published later than 1856. 1001 g

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        Grand Traité dInstrumentation et dOrchestration modernes. Oeuvre 10me. Contenant: Le tableau exact de létendue, un appercu du mécanisme et létude du timbre et du caractère expressif des divers instrumens [sic !], accompagné dun grand nombre dexemple

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

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan; performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C.Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States. Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request, and under his supervision

      Washington DC: Published by order of the Congress of the United States, 1856. Cloth. Good. Minor foxing and offsetting throughout all three volumes.4to. Volume 1: xvii, [1], [1]-537 pages. 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Original pale green cloth with blindstamped decorations front and rear panels. Worn at extremities, crude repair job and dampstaining to rear panel and hinge. Marginal dampstaining to some plates and text at foreedge extending approximately 6 inches long and about an inch into the margin area. Text generally bright and clean. Binding cracked in a few places but holding. Some child's pencilled marks throughout. Minor damage to plates opposite page 130 (mnor surface sticking to opposite page), and 407 (marginal tear). Bathing plate is not present at page 408 but is replaced by another plate. Plate at page 256 is actually opposite page 272. Plate at 281 is "Lew Chew" rather than the "Inner harbor and ruins, Timagusko". Plate opposite 355 is actually at 354. Plate at page 451 is opposite page 453. Lastly, plates at pages 90 (Jamestown, St. Helena) and the second Japanese print at page 462 are lacking. Several short edge tears or scuffs to a few pages (375, 389, 407) and old paper repair to page 461. Page 469 has tear extending into the text. Maps present at pages 151 (damaged), 186, 197, 242, 483, and 512. Otherwise complete as called for on the list of illustrations and generally clean. Many, many nice lithgraphed plates. Good. Volume 2: [8], [1]-414, [20 - facsimile treaty], [ii]-xi (index), [1 - list of charts], 17 folding charts. Original black cloth with decorative blindstamping on front and rear panels. 40 total plates present plus 2 folding maps and the charts. Very good.Plates 1 and 2 appear to be lacking at page 257 (where 7 of 9 plates are present). Volume 3: xliii, [1-blank], [1]-705 pages. Original black cloth with decorative blindstamping on front and rear panels. Very good. Cloth. An important set documenting Perry's expedition. There was also a one volume edition published in the same year by Appleton. There appear to have been at least 2 printers contracted to perform the binding work on this set. We've seen both both Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer and A. O. P. Nicholson Printer on sets listed for sale. In the set offered here, Tucker printed Vol 1, and Nicholson printed both Vols 2 and 3. A fascinating read and view into this expedition. With a non-authorial presentation on the second blank flyleaf of Volume 1. Sabin pages 159-160.

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        Transactions of the Acamedy of Science of St. Louis, Volumes I to XVI (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI)

      Nixon-Jones Printing Company Co. 1856 - Dates range from 1856 to 1906.Pebbled green cloth bindings. All volumes are in excellent shape, very clean and very sharp, with just a hint of wear to tips of corners. Overseas shipping would be prohibitive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Fische. Nach den neuesten Systemen zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauche entworfen und mit Berücksichtigung für den Unterricht der Jugend bearbeitet von H. R. Schinz. Textband und Atlasband.

      Weidmann Leipzig / Brodtmann Schaffhausen (Lith.) 1856. 2 Bände (in 1) 312, VIII + 97 Bl. mit lithographischen Tafeln. 34 x 24 cm, HLdr. d. Zt. mit vergoldetem Rückenschild. EB und Rücken stark berieben, Rücken an den Gelenken in der oberen Hälfte aufgeplatzt. Bindung fest. Farbschnitt (gelb). Textteil weitghend fleckenfrei. Tafeln teilweise ggfg. stockfleckig. Bi.Expl. mit Rückenschild und StaT. Äußerlich nicht mehr sehr ansehnliches, jedoch innen gutes Exemplar.Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Neues Universal-Lexikon der Tonkunst. Fur Kunstler, Kunstfreunde und alle Gebildeten. Unter Mitwirkung der Herren . Frz. Liszt . H. Marschner . C. G. Reissiger . L. Spohr . bearbeitet und herausgegeben von E. Bernsdorf. Mit Stahlstichen. [The foreword to Bd. 1 signed: J. Schladebach.] - Complete in 3 volumes

      Dresden ; Robert Schaefer 1856 - Previous owner's inscription to the title. Finely bound all in gilt-blocked aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. An exceptional set; of presentation quality. Physical description; 3 Bd. ; 8vo. Portrait illustrated. Other names; Marschner, Heinrich 1795-1861. Reissiger, Carl Gottlieb 1798-1859. SCHLADEBACH, Julius.Spohr, Louis 1784-1859. 6 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ancient régime et la révolution

      Michel Levy frères, 1856. In-8°, pp. XXI, 456, (2), legatura in mezza pelle con fregi a secco e titolo in oro al dorso. Rara prima edizione in prima tiratura di questa opera scritta da uno dei più importanti storici del pensiero liberale. Lieve alone alle prime carte ma nel complesso buon esemplare fresco.

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston & New York: [vol.I] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co, 1856. 2 volumes, octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual). Contemporary green (vol. 1) and dark brown (vol 2) morocco, bound by Copeland of Boston, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind and with a central floral device, expertly rebacked to styleProvenance: Henry W. Dutton (signature in vol. 1)The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese).The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower.Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates.Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20.

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        RECOLLECTIONS OF A DETECTIVE POLICE-OFFICER

      London: J & C. Brown & Co., [1856]., 1856. First edition. First edition. First edition of this Queenâ??s Quorum title (#2, preceded only by Poeâ??s Tales in the history of the detective short story. A rare book to find in the original yellowback format; original covers laid down, lacking the spine, former owner's small name stamp on front pastedown sheet and a small inked number on the front fly leaf, else a very good copy with interior clean. "Waters" is identified as a detective in the Metropolitan police and many of his cases are reported in this book, which is quite readable. This book is a result of the publicity and public relations of the new Metropolitan Police which had been established in the 1820s. An interesting and early historical book in the early days of crime and mystery fiction. Also an early Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery title and a rare book. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in red on the spine and front cover of the book reproduced on the front of the case.

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        Teilansicht, Basilius Kirche ( Wassili Blaggennoi ), i. Vgr. der Rote Platz.

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) n. Ferdinand Thieme b. Bachmann in Moskau, um 1856, 23,5 x 33

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      [vol.I] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co, Boston & New York 1856 - (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual). Contemporary green (vol. 1) and dark brown (vol 2) morocco, bound by Copeland of Boston, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind and with a central floral device, expertly rebacked to style Provenance: Henry W. Dutton (signature in vol. 1) The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      - Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries, during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa. 1856. Brown cloth with blinds stamped borders, gilt vignette to front and rear, gilt titles to spine. First Edition. 16 lithographs and a fold-out map at rear, plus wood engravings in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Naples, 30. III. 1856. - 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium with integral address panel. A letter of recommendation for the singer Alfons Guercia (1831-1890), written to maestro Luigi Bonzi.

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        Yaganawa Gafu. Sansui no bu

      - Shubundo, Edo [Tokyo] 1856, 12x18cm, 50p., cousu. - Prima edizione, rara. Illustrato con 44 piatti tra cui una doppia pagina, per un totale di 110 figure avanzate colori del tempo Yanagawa Jushin. Brochure Vintage, originale legame rilievo verde nube fredda modelli di carta. Ottime condizioni. L'autore ha pubblicato cinque volumi del suo genere affrontando un tema diverso ogni volta, animali, fiori; questo è le montagne ei fiumi del Giappone rappresentati stampe dell'artista. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Illustrée de 44 planches dont une à double page, totalisant 110 figures rehaussées en couleurs de l'époque par Yanagawa Jushin. Brochure d'époque, reliure d'origine en papier gaufré à froid vert à motifs de nuages. Excellent état. L'auteur a publié 5 volumes de ce genre abordant chaque fois un thème différent, les animaux, les fleurs ; il s'agit ici des montagnes et rivières du Japon représentées en estampes par l'artiste.

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        Engraved Mezzotint Three Quarter Length Portrait with rifle on theshoulder, telescope under his left arm, and horizon Arctic scene(ship, tents on the ice, etc) in the background. From a Painting byS. Pearce. Engraved by J. Scott. 55x 42cm (21.5"x 16.5"),

      London. Published by Henry Graves& Company, February 15th, 1856.. Printsellers to the Queen.Engraved signature on the bottom left corner, Yours Sincerely, F.L.McClure, a fine bright clean copy, tastefully framed, very rare.() With small blind stamped monogram, "Printsellers, XJX,Association", on the bottom right margin. Among the 25 portraitsof Arctic explorers painted by Stephen Pearce during this period,only four were the larger 3/4 length portraits with illustratedbackgrounds. The subjects were McClure, McClintock, Penny andNares. (McClintock was done twice, the half portrait in 1856 andthe large in 1859). "It is clear that Pearse's portraits constitutea primary source of the greatest importance. The accuracy of hiswork is attested to by the contemporary naval biographer W.R.O'Bynre and they enable a clear impression to be gained of thepersonalities being dealt with. . Pearce's achievement was thathe put the flesh upon the bones of the subject, and for that hisworks have placed polar historians in his debt". I.R. Stone, PolarRecord, 1988. Between 1851 and 1877, Stephen Pearce (1819-1904),painted, among other subjects, portraits of most of thedistinguished 19th century British Arctic explorers. The ArcticCouncil discussing a plan of search for John Franklin is his mostfamous painting. The National Portrait Gallery catalogues 25 ArcticPortraits. .

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        Alpine (Lilienfelder) Skifahr-Technik. Eine Anleitung zum Selbstunterricht. Elfte, methodisch umgearbeitete Auflage mit 30 Vollbildern und einigen Skizzen. Photographische Aufnahmen von Theodor Mark in Scheibbs, Nieder-Österreich.

      8. 98, (2) Seiten. Softcover - Originale, illustrierte Broschur. Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe wird auf dem antiquarischen Buchmarkt nicht häufig angeboten und ist in diesem sehr guten Zustand von grösster Seltenheit. Ganz kleiner Einriss auf Seite 49. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. Enthält u.a.: Tragen der Skier, Anschnallen, Falscher Stand, Richtiger Stand (Grundstellung), Vorspreizstellung, Schrittstellung, Falsche Schrittstellung, Aufstehen, Gehen: Wenden 1.-5.Phase: Rückspreizstellung, Vorhochspreizen, Zwangsstellung, Stockumsetzen, Bogennachspreizen / Wenden - Fahrstellung, Fahren geradeaus, Stehenbleiben 1.-3.Phase - Stemmstellung, Stemmlage, Schlußstellung / Stehenbleiben, Stemmfahren, Schnellfahren und Hindernisse a. Bodenneigung, b. Schneebeschaffenheit (Schneewörterverzeichnis), c. Fremdkörper / Bogenfahren - Bogen 1.-7.Phase - Schrägfahren, Schrittstellung, Stemmstellung, Zwangsgrätschstellung, andersnamige Stemmstellung und Stockumsetzen, Stemmlage und Stockeinsetzen, Schlußstellung / Bogenfahren, Querfahren, Schenkelsitzbremsen, Absturzhalt, Rettungshalt, Stemmlage rückwärts, Stemmstellung rückwärts, Norwegischer Anhang (Norwegische Technik) : Sprung, Telemarkschwung, Christianiaschwung etc. Mathias Zdarsky ['zdarski] (* 25. Februar 1856 in Kozichowitz bei Trebitsch 20. Juni 1940 in St. Pölten) war einer der ersten Skipioniere und gilt als einer der Begründer der alpinen Skilauftechnik. Außerdem war er als Lehrer, Maler und Bildhauer tätig. Mathias Zdarsky war das zehnte Kind eines Sägemüllers in Kozichowitz. Zdarsky war in der Kindheit auf einem Auge erblindet, maturierte im Jahr 1878 an der Lehrerbildungsanstalt in Brünn und arbeitete bis 1883 als Lehrer. Anschließend studierte er in München und Zürich Malerei, Bildhauerei, aber auch Technik. Während seines Studiums absolvierte er zahlreiche Reisen entlang der Donau sowie nach Bosnien, Italien und Nordafrika, wo er überall auch zahlreiche Skizzen und Bilder anfertigte. Der begeisterte Turner interessierte sich unter anderem auch für das Fliegen. Während dieser Zeit des Studiums erwarb er in Lilienfeld eine Landwirtschaft. Angeregt von Fridtjof Nansens Durchquerung Grönlands interessierte er sich, wie viele andere auch, für die Jahrtausende alte nordische Skifahrtechnik. Zdarsky stellte jedoch bald fest, dass sie für den Alpenraum ungeeignet war, weil die damals übliche Rohrbügelbindung dem Fuß zu wenig Halt gab. 1890 entwickelte er die seitenstabile, stark gefederte Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung, die den Ski lenkbar machte, weil die Ferse nicht mehr seitlich abrutschen konnte, zudem verkürzte er den Ski und machte so erstmals das Befahren von Steilhängen und Torläufe möglich. Er patentierte seine Bindung 1896 und sie wurde die Grundlage moderner Skibindungen. Wie bei den altnorwegischen Skifahrtechniken benutzte er nur einen Skistock. Die von Zdarsky entwickelte Alpine (Lilienfelder) Skifahr-Technik (Vorlagestemmschwung) war die erste alpine Schwungtechnik, weshalb Zdarsky als Begründer des alpinen Skilaufs gilt. Auch seine Gegner konnten es nicht vermeiden, seine Bindung zu kopieren und aus seiner Fahrtechnik einzelne Elemente herauszugreifen, um ihre Pflugtechnik zu verbessern. 1898 gründete Zdarsky den Lilienfelder Skiverein, 1900 den Internationale Alpen Ski-Verein (später umbenannt in Alpen Ski-Verein), der mit seinen 1889 Mitgliedern vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg der größte Skiverein Mitteleuropas war. Im Jänner 1905 erfolgte durch Mathias Zdarsky die erste Steilabfahrt. Um die Überlegenheit seiner Skitechnik zu beweisen, lud er sowohl Freunde der norwegischen als auch der von ihm entwickelten Skifahrtechnik zu einer Vergleichsfahrt auf die Breite Ries am Schneeberg ein, bei der sich die Anhänger der norwegischen Technik geschlagen geben mussten. Am 19. März 1905 organisierte er am Muckenkogel bei Lilienfeld unter der Bezeichnung Wettfahrt den ersten Torlauf der Skigeschichte, an welchem sich 24 Teilnehmer beteiligten. Der Kurs ähnelte einem modernen Riesentorlauf. Es wurden sowohl Schnelligkeit, als auch sturzfreies Fahren gewertet. Im Ersten Weltkrieg bildete Zdarsky Gebirgstruppen im Skilauf aus und war als Lawinenexperte tätig. Bei einer Bergung nach einem Lawinenabgang im Niedergailtal erfasste ihn im Februar 1916 eine Nachlawine und er erlitt zahlreiche Knochenbrüche. Zdarsky konnte seine Beweglichkeit jedoch durch eisernen Willen wiederherstellen und noch im Alter von achtzig Jahren schifahren. Die von ihm entwickelte Skifahrtechnik beschrieb er im Buch Die Lilienfelder Skilauf-Technik, das 1897 erschien und in gekürzter und veränderter Form bis 1925 in 17 Auflagen veröffentlicht wurde. Er gilt außerdem als Erfinder des Biwaksacks. (Wikipedia)

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        Autograph letter signed ("Meyerbeer").

      Spa, 25. VIII. 1856. - 4to. 1¾ pp. To an unnamed addressee about some deadline difficulties concerning the performance of his opera "Le prophète" in Paris. Opposite to a prior notification, he has been now informed that it will be postponed until his arrival in Paris.

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        A Topographical Map Essex County Massachusetts based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State

      Boston: Smith and Morley, 1856. Map. Good. Large folding, linen backed map. Blueish marbled paper covers. Unfolded map is approx. 60" tall by 62" wide. 36 dissected, colored squares measuring approx. 10" x 10". Illustrated with vignettes of Salem Court House and City Hall of Lawrence. Edge wear to folds. Minor loss of content at various folds. There is a closed split of approx. 6" in length at the right edge center fold. Some of map sections and color are rubbed with minor loss.

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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 2300g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert; with an Account of Her Marriage with H. R. H. the Prince of Wales

      Richard Bentley, London 1856 - Extra-Illustrated with 25 portraits (10 of which are hand-colored). 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, strapwork gilt design on upper and lower covers, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Bayntun Binders, Bath, England. In cloth open-faced slipcase Extra-Illustrated with 25 portraits (10 of which are hand-colored). 1 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        LES REINES D'ESPAGNE, SUIVIES DES REINES DE PORTUGAL

      Lehuby Libraire, Paris 1856 - 4º mayor. V-278-361 págs., acompañadas de 16 bellos retratos, grabados por Lemercier. Bella encuadernación original, con escudos dorados en lomo y planos, cortes dorados. Buen ejemplar. Conjunto de biografías de las reinas de España, acompañadas de bonitas láminas con los retratos de las biografiadas. En apéndice, algunas notas sobre reinas de Portugal. Historia de España. Portugal. Biografías. History of Spain. Biographies.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Teilansicht, Dom, "Mailand, den 18. May 1856".

      - gouachierte Lithographie, dat. 1856, 15 x 21 In leuchtendem Gouachenkolorit. Die Ansicht ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und auf einem alten Albumblatt montiert. Rechts unten von alter Hand mit bezeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        STRAY LEAVES FROM FAIRY LAND

      Philadelphia: H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1856. This antique hardcover book of Grimm's Fairy Tales is bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped cover emblem and decorative gilt spine lettering and motif which matches the cover. This edition features five full-page engravings, including a tissue-faced frontispiece, by Van Ingen and Taylor, depicting Snow White and the Prince, the old woman from "The Goose-Girl at the Well," the Sorrowful Maiden of the same story, the eldest brother from the "Prodigal Son," and the King's daughter from "The Drummer". Stories included in this English-language edition are as follows: Bruin and the Dwarf [also known as Snow White and Rose Red]; The Cat and the Mouse; Thumbling's Travels; The Owl; The Nix in the Mill-Pond; The Dwarf in the Bottle; The Six Swans; The Hedgehog and the Hare; The Goose-Girl at the Well; Clever Alice; The Knapsack, the Hat and the Horn; The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean; The Miller's Lad and the Kitten; The Spindle, the Shuttle and the Needle; The Three Elves in the Wood; The Two Brothers; The Dragon and his Grandmother; Lazy Heinz; The White Serpent; The Porridge Pot; Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes; Doctor Knowall; The Three Brothers [known also as The Prodigal Son]; The Pink; The Drummer; The House in the Wood; The Gold Children; The Good Bargain; Dummling and the Toad; The Hare and his Wife; The True Bride; The Giant and the Tailor; The King of the Birds; Violet; Fritz and his Friends; and The Little Earth-Man. There is also an extensive Notes section at the rear of the book which provides background folklore information for each of these fairy tales. Owner's name on front endpaper; no other known markings. Foxing, mostly towards beginning of book; most inner pages very white and clean; edgewear; faded spine and cover soil. 376 pages; approx. 5"x8".. 6th Edition/3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Van Ingen and Taylor.

      [Bookseller: Popeks Books, IOBA]
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        Poppenbüttel an der Alster. Altkolorierter Doppeltondruck ( Lithographie ) von Wilhelm Heuer um 1856. Druck von Charles Fuchs.

      Gassmann Hamburg 1856 ( vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon, hier unter der laufenden Nummer 44a verzeichnet aus der Serie *Hamburg und seine Umgebungen* ). Dargestellt ist die Bäcker- oder auch Puppenbrücke über die Alster, im Hintergrund des Schleusenhaus. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,7 x 22,9 cm, im Außenrand mit floraler Bordüre. Alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 29,5 x3 37,5 cm ). Das Blatt im Außenrand gering fleckig, der Rahmen etwas berieben, gering bestoßen. Insgesamt guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Poppenbüttel, Charles Fuchs, Wilhelm Heuer, Lithographie, Altkoloriert, Google, Bäckerbrücke, Alster

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Voyennyie rasskazy [i.e. The War Stories]

      St. Petersburg: Tipografiya glavnogo chtaba e.i.v. po voenno-uchebnym zavedeniyam, 1856. [4], 382, 1 pp. 19,5x13 cm. Contemporary quarter leather. Raised bands, the title, author's name and previous owner's initials gilt on the spine. The first book by the author. Rare. According to N. Smirnov-Sokolskii it took him 'quite a while' to find this book for his collection. The collection of stories were written by Tolstoy when he was serving in Sevastopol during Crimean War. The short story Sebastopol in December of 1854 quickly became popular among the readers in Russia and even Emperor Nicolas I asked to «take care of the talented officer». That was the beginning of recognition on national level for 28-year-old author. Tolstoy's impressions during this war later were used in 'War and Peace'. The roots of the pacifist and anti-patriotic ideas that he formulated later in his life also lie in this book. The last copy that was sold at auction went for 34850 GBP (Christie's, Nov 21, 2012). Smirnov-Sokolskii. 1190; not in Kilgour.

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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