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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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        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

      Washington, D C: A O P Nicholson, 1856. 3 volumes: xvii+[1]+537 pages with 90 lithographs plates including the usual expunged bathing plate, many in color, including 3 "facsimiles" of Japanese woodblock prints (2 folding); 6 maps and charts (2 folding); 79 woodcuts in the text; [2]+414+[4]+14-1+xi pages with 4 color lithographs of Chinese scenes; 2 uncolored natural history engraved plates; 6 hand-colored lithographs of birds; 10 hand-colored steel-engravings of fish; 5 lithographs of shells, 2 hand-colored; 16 diagram plates of winds and currents; 14-page facsimile of Japanese language version of the U.S.-Japan treaty; 17 folding charts on 16 sheets; numerous woodcuts in the text; xliii+[1]+705+[1] pages woodcut star charts throughout. Volume III titled "United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, ... by Rev. George Jones, A.M., chaplain United States Navy". Quarto (11½ x8 ¾") bound in the original blind stamped cloth. Volume 1 rebacked with the original cloth spine laid down. (Hill 1332; Sabin 30968) First edition of the House Issue.Detailed and profusely illustrated account of Perry's expedition to open Japan to the West; Upon his return to the U.S., his chief duty for the following year was to compile his reports of the expedition, aided by Francis Hawks. The first volume has the account of the voyage and lithographs of the travel; the second volume has the natural history reports by D.S. Green and others and includes hand-colored plates of Japanese fishes and shells. In addition to the artist W. Heine, from whose drawings a great number of the lithographs were made, the daguerreotypist E. Brown, Jr., went on the expedition, taking what were undoubtedly the earliest photographic images of Japan, many of them reproduced lithographically in this work. This copy with the nude bathing plate, which was not included on the list of plates and not issued in all copies. In advance of his voyage to the Far East, Commodore Perry read widely amongst available books about Tokugawa Japan. His research even included consultation with the increasingly well-known Japanologist Philipp Franz von Siebold, who had lived on the Dutch island of Dejima for eight years before retiring to Leiden in the Netherlands. In 1852, Perry embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan, in command of a squadron in search of a Japanese trade treaty. Aboard a black-hulled steam frigate, he ported Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga, and Susquehanna at Uraga Harbor near Edo (modern Tokyo) on July 8, 1853. His actions at this crucial juncture were informed by a careful study of Japan's previous contacts with Western ships and what could be known about the Japanese hierarchical culture. He was met by representatives of the Tokugawa Shogunate who told him to proceed to Nagasaki, where there was limited trade with the Netherlands and which was the only Japanese port open to foreigners at that time. Perry refused to leave and demanded permission to present a letter from President Millard Fillmore, threatening force if he was denied. Perry ordered his ships to attack several buildings around the harbor to demonstrate US naval power. The Commodore was fully prepared for more hostilities if his negotiations with the Japanese failed, and threatened to use unrestrained fire if the Japanese refused to negotiate. He sent two white flags to them, telling them to hoist the flags when they wished a bombardment from his fleet to cease and to surrender. Perry's ships were equipped with new Paixhans shell guns, capable of wreaking great destruction with every shell. The Japanese military forces could not resist Perry's modern weaponry; the term "Black Ships", in Japan, would later come to symbolize a threat imposed by Western technology. Perry returned in February 1854 with twice as many ships, finding that the delegates had prepared a treaty embodying virtually all the demands in Fillmore's letter. Perry signed the Convention of Kanagawa on March 31, 1854 and departed, mistakenly believing the agreement had been made with imperial representatives. The agreement was made with the Shogun, the de facto ruler of Japan. On his way to Japan, Perry anchored off Keelung in Formosa (modern day Taiwan), for ten days. Perry and crew members landed on Formosa and investigated the potential of mining the coal deposits in that area. He emphasized in his reports that Formosa provided a convenient mid-way trade location. Formosa was also very defensible. It could serve as a base for exploration as Cuba had done for the Spanish in the Americas. Occupying Formosa could help the US to counter European monopolization of the major trade routes. President Franklin Pierce declined the suggestion, remarking such a remote possession would be an unnecessary drain of resources and that he would be unlikely to receive the consent of Congress. When Perry returned to the United States in 1855, Congress voted to grant him a reward of $20,000 in appreciation of his work in Japan. Perry used part of this money to prepare and publish a report on the expedition in three volumes, titled Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan. He was also advanced to the grade of rear-admiral on the retired list (when his health began to fail) as a reward for his services in the Far East.Condition:Wear and fading to cloth, first volume rebacked; large map detached, several others with stub tears and splitting to folds; light foxing else good to very good.

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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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        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. 20 Volumes (complet)

      Hachette, Paris 1856 - Première édition bien établie et fidèle à l'auteur dont le portrait orne en frontispice le premier volume. Demi-chagrin noir, lettre or et décor au dos à nerfs. Bon exemplaire sans rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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        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. 20 Volumes (complet)

      Hachette & Cie, Paris 1856 - 20 volumes in-8 reliure demi chagrin d'époque, dos orné. publiée de 1856 à 1858, étition de référence. Bel ensemble.

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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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