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        NANCHOU GAISHI BUYUDEN

      - Sadahide, Edo 1856, 10 Vol. (14,5x23cm), cousu. - Prima edizione, rara, illustrato da 35 incisioni, tra cui molti doppia pagina, nero, grigio e bianco (molti in lavaggio di inchiostro nero e grigio). Il titolo può essere tradotto come: Storia della Corte del sud coraggioso. 10 volumi cuciti fisarmonica. 3 cover diversi stampati, la prima serie comprende tre volumi, la seconda e la terza 3 4 attrito. 2 volumi con soppalco alto margine, uno con una galleria nel centro del libro, raggiungendo le incisioni. Molte scene di scontri particolarmente violenti con decapitazioni e geyser di sangue; scene di corte. Il design è estremamente fine Sadahide e ricercato, lavaggio aggiungendo profondità nero e grigio e il contrasto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 35 gravures, dont de nombreuses sur double page, en noir, gris et blanc (nombreuses en lavis d'encre de noir et gris). Le titre peut se traduire : Histoire des braves de la cour du sud. 10 volumes cousus en accordéon. 3 couvertures imprimées différentes, la première série comporte 3 volumes, la seconde 4 et la troisième 3. Frottements. 2 volumes avec galerie de vers en marge haute dont un avec une galerie au centre du livre, atteignant les gravures. Nombreuses scènes de combats particulièrement violentes avec décapitations et geyser de sang ; scènes de cour. Le dessin de Sadahide est remarquablement fin et fouillé, les lavis noirs et gris ajoutant profondeur et contraste.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Göttingen, 17. X. 1856.

      1856. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Chemiker und Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli mit einer umständlichen Entschuldigung, nicht zu einer Versammlung in Wien gekommen zu sein: "[...] Deine freundliche Einladung hatte mich aber verführt [...] und ich war so eitel Dir zu Gefallen zuzusagen, obgleich ich für dergleichen in keiner Hinsicht gemacht bin und meine wackelige Gesundheit eine klare Contra-Indication war. Zu Gastein, in den schönen Bergen, verging mir vollends alle Lust, mich in das ermüdende Getriebe einer großen Stadt und einer Naturforscher-Versammlung zu begeben [...]".

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        Autograph letter signed ("FGrützmacher"). Leipzig, 28. XI. 1856.

      1856. Large 4to. 1 p. Bifolium with integral address panel. To the cellist and composer Georg Goltermann, whose violoncello concerto he plans to stage in the course of this winter.

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        The Pursuit

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1856 - SUPERB CHASE SCENE AT WESTERN FRONTIER 20 ½ x 27 inches visible, 33 x 40 inches framed. Hand-colored lithograph. Plate legend on bottom margin bearing title (toning consistent with age). This superb hand-colored lithograph of A. F. Tait’s "The Pursuit" opens in medias res with a captivating scene of a frontiersman on horseback galloping after a Native American warrior, also on horseback, across a vast prairie. The frontiersman is seen atop his sprinting horse with his arm outstretched in the act of firing his gun at the Native American riding ahead of him. The fleeing Native American appears to have been shot and is in the middle of falling off his horse, with a long spear still clutched in hand. In the background are more horseback figures, apparently engaged in a similar pursuit. An overall sense of violence and suspense permeates the scene, as can be gleaned from the expressions and body language of both the human figures and their accompanying horses. The imagined action here is imbued with all the immediacy and urgency of a real scene due to the artist’s meticulous rendering of every detail. Particularly impressive are the ways motion and speed are conveyed, from the visibly tense musculature and billowing tails of the horses in flight, to the flapping fringes and coattails of the frontiersman, to the subtle effects of light and wind on the grass. The highlights of red and orange that pop out against the otherwise blue and white setting also serve to enhance the striking intensity of the moment. Furthermore, the masterful use of perspective evokes powerfully the seemingly infinite expanses of prairie and sky. This lithograph,drawn from an 1855 oil painting by the notable genre painter Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, was one of a number of Western scenes published by Currier & Ives in the mid to late nineteenth century, a period of Westward expansion when the American public had a great appetite for representations of Western adventure, particularly the challenges faced by trailblazing pioneers as they forged their way through vast, unknown terrains. The present composition features one of the most exciting subjects at the time--armed conflicts with Native Americans, who often resisted violently against the encroachment on their lands. The scene here presents a loose narrative of that struggle which so defined the Westward experience that loomed large in the 19th-century American imagination. Catalogued by Xueli Wang, Columbia University, BA; Courtauld Institute of Art, MA. You are warmly invited to visit our gallery at 1016 Madison Avenue in New York City to view this work whenever it might be convenient.

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      G.P. Putnam & Co, New York 1856 - Complete set of five large octavo volumes (pp lx, 434; xv, 476; xv, 438; xvi, 539; xv, 558) with all 13 maps and 64 engraved plates. Original blind-stamped cloth with eagle emblem in gilt on upper boards. Spines toned, some edgewear and small tears to cloth, one volume skillfully rebacked. Internally all volumes very clean (no foxing) and sound. Early ownership signature of F.A. Wentworth, Philadelphia, in each volume; otherwise unmarked. The first American naval exploring expedition to the South Seas. Hill (1866): "The aims of the expedition were to survey unfamiliar ocean regions and make scientific discoveries.Aboard [the six] vessels were naturalists, botanists, artists, and others with specialized training in scientific exploration, in addition to the officers and sailors. The chief fields fo exploation were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total, some 280 islands in the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miled of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were charted." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Civita Castellana, and. M.te Soracte. Italy

      1856. Veduta panoramica della città con l'acquedotto in primo piano e sullo sfondo il monte Soratte. Panoramic view of the town with the waterworks in the foreground and Mount Soracte in the background. ? ? 280 125

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        La maiosn de Savoie depuis 1555 jusq'a 1850. Roman historique.

      Perrin 1852-, 1856. Quattro vol. in-8° gr. cm. 26 di pp. 513-3-273-3-552-672 con 239 (su 247) tav. anche a due colori e più colori, tutte litografie impresse da Perrin su disegni dello stesso, di Gonin, Salvatore Mazza, C. Nantueil e altri. Legature in mezza tela coeva con riparazione ad una cerniera.

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        Memorandum.

      Caen, Imp. de A. Hardel, 1856. In-16 carré, faux-titre, titre et 107 pages. Carte de visite de Trébutien collée sur une page de garde, ex-dono manuscrit de Trébutien à Edouard Frère: "Offert par l'Editeur à l'Auteur du Manuel du Bibliographe Normand." Justification manuscrite à l'encre: "exemplaire de mise en train" sous l'inscription imprimée: "Ce volume imprimé à petit nombre ne se vend pas." Maroquin rouge à gros grain janséniste, double filet doré au contreplat, première couverture bleue conservée, non rogné. Rarissime édition originale tirée à 36 exemplaires en tout, sur Wathman et quelques uns sur vergé de Hollande. Le notre est un exemplaire de "mise en route" sur Hollande, avec le chiffre de Trébutien sur le titre mais aussi sur la couverture ce qui est peut-être un essai, car des exemplaires ont un écu avec les deux léopards normands. Journal du séjour que Barbey d'Aurevilly fit à Caen pendant une semaine au mois d'octobre 1856, où plutôt ses souvenirs, des idées et des sentiments qui l'occupèrent pendant ce séjour dans cette ville qu'il n'avait pas revue depuis de longues années. Son ami Trébutien y tient une large place. Carteret I, 108; Vicaire I, 297; Clouzot, 38.

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        Parliamentary Papers Relating to New South Wales Lighthouses and Related Subjects

      a bound folio volume containing nine official papers and reports on New South Wales lighthouses, pilotage, navigation, etc. datyed from 1856 - 1876

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Illinois

      Milwaukee, WI: Dyer and Pasmore. Very Good. 1856. Hardcover. An early sectional map of Illinois in uncommonly good condition. Green blind embossed boards with gilt imprint have very light wear. Clean hand-colored map measures 40 1/2" x 25 1/4". Silas Chapman published many of the early detailed maps of the Midwest and also published newspapers in Milwaukee. ; 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" .

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Silas Chapman. Very Good. 1856. A very early pocket map from Wisconsin. Red cloth blind embossed boards have light rubbing and soil. Gilt imprint. Yellow endpapers with soil have a small bookseller's label on the front pastedown endpaper. The map has light foxing spot, fold wear and toning and measures 35" x 34". Imprint of lithographer F. Mayer of New York. Hand colored, with a few stray marks from the coloring and an ornate border scroll. Shown are railroads completed and not completed, with township and range sections. ; 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" .

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        THE HOLY GOSPELS illustrated in forty original designs

      D. Appleton, New York 1856 - Gran folio (36 x 28). XVI-164 págs., 40 grabados fuera de texto. Algunas páginas algo tostadas. Bella encuadernación renacentista, en plena piel, nervios, lomo y planos adornados con gofrados y dorados. Cortes dorados. Glosas sobre los Santos Evangelios, escritas en prosa y en verso por diferentes autores, ilustradas por el gran artista F. Overbeck, nacido en Lubeck en 1789, que se hizo famoso por su innumerables recreaciones de escenas de la Biblia. Las cuarenta magníficas láminas, impresas sobre papel de gran calidad, están grabadas por Filippo Severati, Franciscus Keller, Franz Messeur, X. Sifried. Judy Barth, Bartolocciini, Teisensand, etc. Las cuatro páginas del prefacio están firmadas por S.O., que parece declararse protestante. Religión. Biblia. Religion. Bible.

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        Italia :

      Recueil de photographies de tableaux, oeuvres d'art, monuments et vues de villes d'Italie en un volume in-quarto (340x265 mm), plein velin ivoire rigide, dos arrondi décoré et doré d'entrelacs de feuilles et fleurs, plats bisautés décorés d'un large encadrement d'entrelacs dorés sur fond rouge vif de style renaissance, lui-même entouré en extérieur et intérieur d'une large roulette décorative dorée et filets rouges et or, titre "Italia" en lettres peintes et décorées en rouge et or, tranches rouges (étiquette du relieur Giulio Giannini. Firenze). 40 feuilles de carton montées sur onglets avec de nombreuses photographies (fin XIXe - début XXe siècle) de tableaux (41), sculptures (12), vues de Venise (16), de Florence (2), Milan et Bellagio. Les 8 derniers feuillets sont occupés par des cartes postales anciennes. Créé en 1856 à Florence, place Pitti par Pietro Giannini, l'atelier de reliure va vite devenir fort célèbre pour la qualité de ses productions ; il sera ensuite dirigé par Guilio, le fils, qui renforcera cette notoriété en produisant des albums photographiques de luxe comme celui-ci, et en créant un décor connu sous le nom de "style florentin" qui fera de lui "il re della foglia d'oro". Interressant album dans une superbe reliure décorative.

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        Autograph letter signed. Fitzroy St., Tuesday, dated in another hand 10th June 1856.

      1856. Small 8vo. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To his daughter Christine, telling about a party that he has just had: "Mr White left this morning - after a pleasant party, got up for him last night, at last as far and I could judge the party being neither too large or too small, Chas Knight, Joe Arden, Peter Cuningham, Chas Landseer, Solomon Hart & John Leech [...]".

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        Zermatt - C.tn Walles

      1856. Veduta panoramica della cittadina, con il Cervino sullo sfondo mm 153x215

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        Un Romanzo in vapore. Da Firenze a Livorno. Guida storico - umoristica.

      1856. Firenze, Tip. di G. Mariani, 1856. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 16mo (cm. 14,5); buona legatura in mezza pelle blu dell'epoca e carta marmorizzata, titolo e fregi in oro; pp. XIV, 224, (2). Illustrato. Bella copia. ...Per pagare nuovi debiti, in quello stesso anno 1856, il Lorenzini si assunse di compilare per il tipografo Mariani, una guida civile e commerciale di Firenze, Pisa e Livorno... E' un libro di grande rarità che, se non erro, non è mai apparso in cataloghi fino al 1942, quando fu quotato 200 lire; precedentemente, in trattativa privata aveva raggiunto le 150 (1935); ora si valuta dalle 5000 alle 7000 lire. Parenti: Rarità bibliografiche dell'Ottocento. "Un Romanzo in vapore" e il dramma "Gli amici di casa" pubblicati entrambi nel 1856 sono i due primi libri di Collodi. Axs

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        Premi

      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 reli

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        8 (dav. 7 eigenh.) Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Brüssel, 1856-1858. Zus. 25 S., Kl.-8° bis 4°. Baron Goffinet war neben Jules Van Praet und Edward Conway einer der wichtigsten Berater und Vertrauter von König Leopold II. von Belgien. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Goffinet, Mislin, Belgien, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Document signed. No place, 16. IX. 1856.

      1856. Oblong 8vo (96:237 mm). 1 page. Partially printed form. "Register of BURIALS in the Church of Haworth, near Bradford Yorkshire." Patrick Brontë survived all of his children - Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne. After Charlotte's death he wrote her biography with the help of Elizabeth Gaskell. He was also responsible for the posthumous publication of Charlotte's first novel, The Professor. - Some minor stains, otherwise very fine. From the collection of Diana Herzog.

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        THE FERNS OF WALES

      Small folio containing 29pp of text and 29pp of mounted fern specimens, some with two per page. Tissue guards to each page.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Neapel, 30. III. 1856.

      1856. 2 SS. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegelrest. In italienischer Sprache: Empfiehlt dem Maestro Luigi Bonzi in Florenz wärmstens den Sänger Alfons Guercia (1831-1890). - Der Schüler von Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli war von 1827 bis 1830 er in Madrid und anderen Städten Spaniens als Komponist und Dirigent der italienischen Operntheater tätig. Nach Italien zurückgekehrt, wurde er 1833 als Nachfolger von Pietro Generali zum Kapellmeister der Kathedrale von Novara ernannt. 1840 wurde er als Nachfolger Zingarellis Direktor des königlichen Konservatoriums in Neapel, wo er 1870 starb (vgl. MGG IX, 115).

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        Jane Austen THE NOVELS Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion FINE SIGNED LEATHER BINDINGS bound by RAMAGE of London

      Published in London by Richard Bentley in 1856 this is a lovely early English edition of the Novels of Jane Austen. The Set Comprises SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - EMMA - MANSFIELD PARK - NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION - The books are beautifully bound in quality hand crafted SIGNED HALF LEATHER BINDINGS bound by the famous London bookbinders run by John Ramage with hand marbled paper covered boards, Morocco Leather with raised bands titled and decorated in gilt, with the 1856 date embossed on base of spines, the bindings have some general edge rubbing, with wear to the marbled paper on the boards else are in good solid condition, leather joints in good condition to all volumes with no cracking, internally fitted with marbled endpapers, all books retain the half title pages as well as the main titles, and feature extra engraved title pages and steel engraved frontispieces which carry the original 1833 date of the Bentley edition, some minor foxing to some page edges, light offsetting to the engraved title pages, else contents are in nice condition, no inscriptions or bookplates. A HANDSOME SET OF THIS EARLY ENGLISH EDITION BOUND IN FINE HALF LEATHER BINDINGS BY ONE OF THE MOST REKNOWNED LONDON VICTORIAN BOOKBINDERS'

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        New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois

      New York: J. H. Colton & Co.. Very Good. 1856. Map. An early detailed pocket map of Illinois. Red cloth blind embossed boards with rubbed surfaces and gilt imprint. Somewhat blackened discolored area on rear lower corner, spine head worn off. The brightly hand-colored map sheet has light soil, edge fold splits and fold corner holes and measures 41" x 27 1/2". Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, was a Methodist minister who roamed the state preaching and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of Illinois. ; 5 3/4" x 4" .

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        Autograph letter signed ("Bettine"). [Frankfurt a. M.], n. d.

      1856. Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To her sister Lulu Desbordes (Rozier des Bordes), asking her to move Théophile Gautier ("Gauthier"), a friend of her son Siegmund and now in Francfort, to undertake a visit to Berlin: "Da Siegmund hört daß sein guter Freund Gauthier in Frankfurt ist der ihm versprochen hat, nach Berlin zu kommen, daß er jetzt aber dies le[t]ztere Projekt aufgegeben, so läßt er Dich bitten, durch Deine Überredungskunst ihn dahin zu bewegen, seinem Versprechen nachzukommen, er bittet ihn ein Zimmer in unserer Wohnung anzunehmen [...] Alles ist hier wohl, wir hatten einen Augenblick die brillante Idee Du würdest unsern Wünschen entgegen kommen, nehmlich hierher; Berlin ist ein Katzensprung von Frankfurt; indessen kann man mit gutem Gewissen den Aufenthalt von Berlin wen nicht wissenschaftliches Interesse anregt, nicht empfehlen, nur daß die Vier Schwestern [d. s. Gunda von Savigny, Bettina, Lulu und Meline von Guaita] beisammen wären. Meline besucht mich recht oft und recht gern wie sie sagt, obschon ich sehr wenig Mittel habe ihr Unterhaltung zu gewähren, auch Guaita ist sehr freundlich gegen mich [...] Die Zeiten vergehen und ehe wir dran denken, wird der Reisewagen für die gute Meline vorfahren. Dann wird meine Dichte Einsamkeit nicht mehr unterbrochen werden, denn ich hab mich so zimlich gegen allen menschlichen Umgang verschanzt und komme nicht aus dem Hause, jedoch vergeht mir die Zeit sehr schnell, ob es mir auch ein Räthsel ist mit was ich sie verbringe; ich könnte wohl sagen mit nichts; die Zeit muß sein wie ein Fluß wenn er Berg ab strömt so ist er reißend [...]". - In 1856, Théophile Gautier's like-named son published a translation of "Contes bizarres par Achim d'Arnim" (with a preface by his father). - Slightly browned due to paper, small defect on f. 2 from opening the letter (no loss to text); somewhat wrinkled and with small creases in the centerfold.

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        Camoëns. [ Dramma lirico in tre atti - Opera en trois actes ] [ Manuscrit vénitien 1856 - 1857 ]

      1856 - 3 vol. in-folio (28 x 40 cm) cartonnage recouvert de papier imitation veau raciné, papier au filigrane à Aigle à deux têtes couronnées et initiales D. V. C., Venezia, 1856 - 1857, 134 ff. ; 142 ff. ; 96 ff. Impressionnant manuscrit musical, vraisemblablement rédigé sous la direction et peut-être de la main de Luigi Farina. Certaines parties paraissent inachevées, et l'écriture semble de plusieurs mains ; on relève deux dates, la première située à "Venezia" le 25 avril 1856 (Acte I, scène 6), la dernière le 6 février 1857 (fin de l'acte III). Les paroles correspondent précisément à celles du livret imprimé vers juin 1857 à Padoue (Tipografia Crescini) dans le "Camoens. Dramma lirico in tre parti. Musica espressamente scritta da Luigi Farina pel Teatro Nuovo di Padova nell'occasione della Fiera del Santo". L'argument, souvent repris par les compositeurs italiens au XIXe siècle, est celui des amours de Camoëns et de "Donna Catterina di Atayde" (Domenico Bolognese en proposera une version en 1873 et précisera en préface : ". molti autori italiani e stranieri han trattato prima di me il medesimo soggetto, seguendo la cronaca tradizionale degli amori et delle sventure del poeta portoghese."). Bon état général (accrocs en coiffes, qq. mouill. et cahiers faibles) Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Caravan to Mecca. The Halt in the Desert. Vienna, M. Trentsensky / London, A. N. Myers & Co., [before 1856].

      1856. Folio (387 x 242 mm). 49 hand-coloured illustrations on 6 plates and hand-coloured folding lithogr. backdrop (desert scene; c. 580 x 224 mm). Original blue wrappers with lithogr. cover label. Charming Mignon Theatre of the kind popularized by the Viennese publisher Trentsensky around the mid-19th century and distributed throughout England by their London agent Myers, & Co. on the corner of Oxford and Berners Street. The desert landscape backdrop is to be populated by the pilgrims, camels, resting horses, etc., with plants, a large tent, a cooking fire, and many other details, all to be cut out from the present set of plates. Issued as "Exercises in Colouring", this set was clearly coloured by a trained contemporary artist rather than a dilettante. - The front cover is stained, spine splitting, but the plates are clean and well-preserved. Rarely encountered complete, well-coloured, and in the original state. - Another example, prominently featured in the 2012 Hajj exhibition at the British Museum was cut and mounted. Hajj. Journey to the heart of Islam. London, British Museum 2012, 125 (fig. 125).

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        Leyla ve Mecnun. [Tabriz?], 'Askar ibn Husayn?, H 1273 (= 1856 CE).

      1856. 8vo. 114 ff. Lithographed throughout with numerous illustrations in the text. Contemp. calf with blindstamped cover fillets and central ornament. Lithographic edition. Fuzuli's treatment of the popular tale of Leyla and Majnun (Qais), the "Romeo and Julia" of Persian literature, is the author's best-known work and a classic of Turkish poetry. - The scribe identifies himself at the end as "'Askar ibn Husayn Bik"; his origin in the West Persian/Azerbaijan area suggests Tabriz as possible place of printing. - Binding slightly loosened near beginning; spine-ends damaged.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JAMES P. BECKWOURTH, Mountaineer, Scout, and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation Of Indians.

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY 1856 - 537 pages. Illustrated. This copy has the bookplate of F. Hopkinson Smith, a novelist and short story writer. Spine shifted; covers faded; rear free endpaper missing. Internally, text is clean and tight. Good plus. (114) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Phénomènes et les Curiosités de la Nature. Texte par Munerelle, dessins par Lemaitre.

      Derivaux, P., Arthus-Bertrand, Martinon,, Strasbourg, 1856 - In 4° (306 x 240); 78 cc. nn. di cui 37 sono bellissime tavv. litografiche a piena pagina con coloritura coeva. Legatura coeva in peina tela con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro e a secco al piatto anteriore e al dorso. Al piatto posteriore fregi in oro e a secco. Tagli dorati. Ogni tavola protetta da velina. Testo stampato in colore blue. Celebre opere di storia naturale che illustra, con bellissime tavole alcuni dei più spettacolari eventi della natura come vulcani, arcobaleni, valanghe, grotte, montagne di sale, cascate (Niagara), Montagne, Ghiacciai, paesaggi polari ecc. ecc. Il testo è curato da Munerelle mentre i disegni solo dei celebre illustratore francese Lemaitre. Contiene le tavole: Lever de soleil – Orage – Arc-en-ciel – Tremblements de terre – Trombe – Clair de lune – Inondation– Avalanches – Simoun – Aurore boréale – Flux et reflux – Mer et ses courants – Pôle arctique – Pôle antarctique – Vésuve – Volcans sous-marins – Forêts vierges – Déserts – Mines – Terrains aurifères – Glaciers – Sources du Rhin – Puits salants et puits de feu – Geysers – Niagara – Cataractes – Andes – Nil – Grotte d’Antiparos – Ponts naturels – Peter Bot – Chaussée des Géants – Grotte de Fingal – Montagnes de sel – Perle du Rhône – Baume des demoiselles ou Grotte des Fées – Pic d’Adam. Rif. Bibl.: Gumuchian 4546 – 4547.

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Picturers for Little Children.

      Leipsig, Friedrich Volckmar, and London at the Agency of the German Literary Society, circa 1856.. NINTH ENGLISH EDITION circa 1856 after the 19th German edition, 245 x 200 mm, 9¾ x 7¾ inches, original buff (or cream?) card covers, wide decorative border on both covers, vignette on lower cover of 2 old people and 3 children, lettered on upper cover only. 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations in the design of the original edition: Peter's hair hangs down over his face (but no chamber pot under Frederick's bedside table). Recased long ago with 19th century dark roan reback, first 4 pages mounted on thin linen. Corners worn with 20 mm (¾") chips to surface paper, boards grubby along edges, a few small water marks to boards, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers spotted, large closed tear to front endpaper repaired with archival tape. Small piece cut from top margin of first page, inscription below it dated April 1856, minute wormhole to top corner of first 2 pages, margins slightly fingermarked, occasional light margin soiling. A previous owner or his/her parent has tried to wash the blood which drips from Conrad's mutilated hand, resulting in a bit of a smear across the top of the page, smudging the tailor's trousers also. Still a decent bright copy of a very scarce early English edition. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, as found in the reprints of today, none of it over his face. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collection of watercolours showing Indian Navy ships in the Arabian Gulf. Includes Collingwood's original surveying telescope. [Mostly Arabian Gulf], 1856-1858.

      1856. Three hand-drawn watercolours showing the "Coromandel" (148 x 225 mm), the "Tigris" (178 x 240 mm), and the "Georgiana" (142 x 240 mm), mounted on backing paper, separately matted. With a presentation leather-cased 1½-inch three-draw leather-covered surveying telescope and compass compendium by Andrew Ross, London, contained in 29 cm leather carry case with lid enclosing a lacquered-brass compass, collapsed length 25 cm, expands to 71 cm. A striking collection of original watercolours drawn by Lieutenant William Collingwood, civil engineer in the Royal Indian Navy, during his surveying mission to the Middle East in the mid-1850s. The three ships, all built for the "Honourable [East India] Company", are the H.C. Screw Troop Ship "Coromandel" ("1112 Tons. Commander C. D. Campbell I.N. London to Madras Aug. to Nov. 1856"), the H.C. Brigantine "Tigris" ("Persian Gulf. Entering "Cheroo" Bay. August 1857"), and the H.C. Schooner "Georgiana" ("Lieut. Collingwood Comd. off 'Karack', Feb. 1858"). While the exact location of the "Coromandel" at the time of sketching is not identified (though Collingwood was undoubtedly in the Arabian area at the time), the other two ships are clearly sailing the Arabian Gulf. The "Tigris" is shown entering Cheroo Bay (Chiruyeh, Bandar-e Chiru), on the south coast of Persia, opposite Inderabi Island; the bay was popular with navigators in the region for offering safe shelter from western and northwestern winds, with regular soundings of up to ten fathoms quite near the shore. The "Georgiana" is pictured farther north off Kharg Island, 16 miles from the coast of Bushehr province. Kharg is mentioned in the 10th-century "Hudud al-'alam" as a good source for pearls and was visited by Jean de Thévenot in 1665, who recorded trade with Isfahan and Basra. After the Dutch Empire established both a trading post and a fort on the island in 1753, the Dutch fort was captured in 1766 by Mir Mahanna, the governor of Bandar Rig. The island was briefly occupied in 1838 by the British to block the 1838 Siege of Herat but was soon returned. - Slight loss to upper left corner of all three sheets; some brownstaining and traces of folds, but well-preserved on the whole. The ensemble is neatly complemented by Collingwood's presentation surveying telescope and compass compendium, the telescope being signed and inscribed: "From Comr. Selby, Surveyor in Mesopotamia, to Lieut. W. Collingwood, Asst. Surveyor, in kind remembrance of Services together in Babylonia & Irak Arabia". Commander W. B. Selby, who dedicated this fine telescope-cum-compass set, began his distinguished surveying career in 1837 when, as a midshipman, he embarked on the expedition first to lay navigation buoys in the mouths of the Indus River and then to chart some coastal areas in the "Horn of Africa". By 1846 he was back working off the mouths of the Indus, having made his reputation in Mesopotamia (in 1840-41), and thereafter achieved considerable acclaim for his numerous other surveys, including those during the military expedition to Persia in 1856, before returning to England at the end of 1862. He was succeeded as Surveyor of Mesopotamia by his protégé, Lt. William Collingwood (a distant cousin of the Admiral), who had already done much valuable work in the region, including the large-scale, though surreptitious, mapping of Baghdad in 1855, described by him as follows: "The survey of the city of Baghdad was completed entirely by myself and under very unpleasant restrictions [...] The Turkish Government were not to know anything about it [...] and I was left to survey the town as best I could, and under such difficulties that at times I had to note bearings and paces all over my white shirt, where best I could get the pencil at the time [...]". During this same expedition, Collingwood also surveyed the Shatt-ul-Arab, the city of Bussorah (also by stealth) and much of the country between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and was undoubtedly one of the most gifted and productive R.I.N. surveyors of his day.

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        Jérusalem. Etude et reproduction photographique des monuments de la ville sainte depuis l'époque judaïque jusqu'à nos jours. Planches. Paris, Gide & Baudry, 1856.

      1856. Folio (335 x 432 mm). 3 ff. of letterpress matter (half-title, title and list of plates). With 40 mounted calotypes. Contemp. marbled half morocco on five raised bands with gitstamped spine title; marbled endpapers. Rare original edition: the plate volume of the reduced version of this magnificent work, containing 40 calotypes. Wishing to support L. F. J. Caignant de Saulcy in the controversy concerning the dating of the wall of Jerusalem that followed his journey to the Dead Sea, Auguste Salzmann set out for the Holy Land on 12 December 1853. With the help of his assistant Durheim, he prepared some two hundred waxed-paper negatives of the Jerusalem monuments during his four-month stay. While his findings were first published in a monumental volume in 1854 (the copy of the Duke de Luynes commanded 463,500 Euros at Sotheby's Paris in 2013), the present reduced edition, with prints by Blanquart-Evrard, is the better known. "It was an expensive book, a livraison, or fasicle of three prints costing 24 gold francs. A single print was 10 francs [...] Salzmann was acutely attentive to both patina and pattern in attempting to define the architectural strata of a city in which building was built upon building, thus leaving a vertical record of the various cultures that had occupied the city and left their remains on the foundations built by earlier conquerors [...] Salzmann himself described his pictures as having 'a conclusive brutality', but to modern eyes their poetic aspect seems paramount. It would appear that Salzmann was at one and the same time both expert and layman, dispassionate observer and enthusiast. His pictures have this dual quality, flickering rapidly between documentary and poetry. This, one might suggest, is the ideal goal for any photographer". - Binding slightly rubbed and chafed in places. Marginal foxing throughout, affecting only a few photographs; insigficant waterstain to edge; old ownerships erased from title, leaving slight traces. Parr/Badger, The Photobook I, 25. Tobler 181f, Röhricht 440f. Baier, Geschichte der Fotografie 452f. Gernsheim, History of Photography 186. Witkin/London, Photograph Collector's Guide 86f.

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        Autograph letter signed (AVHumboldt"). Berlin, 6. IX. 1856.

      1856. 4to. 3½ pp. on double leaf. Fine, interesting letter to Wilhelm von Haidinger (1795-1871), the famous Austrian mineralogist, geologist and physicist; on Haidinger's scientific achievements, his own life-long research, and on colleagues and friends like Wildenow, Buch, Bonpland, Gay-Lussac, Arago and Boussingault. - Somewhat dusty and spotty; minor damage to edges; foldings slightly torn.

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        Autograph letter signed. Weimar, 1856.

      1856. 4to. 3 pp. To the music publisher Carl Haslinger, asking him to have a look at "the arrangement for two pianofortes" on which he has spent three days annotating and editing so as "to propose a new version, with many annotations to the piano and fewer parts for instruments" (transl. from the German original). He also sends his Hungarian Rhapsody "properly instrumented" and asks Haslinger "to prepare a similar edition." Moreover, he reports that he visited Zurich with his friend Wagner. - Inserted in Robert Bory's book "La vie de Franz Liszt par l'image" (Editions du journal de Genève, 1936, 1st numbered copy on Holland Van Gelder paper, bound in burgundy leather). - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist. Together with several autograph letters signed by Alfred Cortot (2), Daniela Thode, Winifred Wagner, Bladine Gravina, and Daniel Ollivier.

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        Zwei grosse Vorstellungen. (Unterzeichner:) E. Renz, Director.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 6. Oktober 1856.. Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 45 x 33 cm. Angekündigt wird u. a. "Der wirkliche Herr Admiral Tom Pouce, welcher durch seine überraschende Erscheinung, sein elegantes Benehmen, sein höchst ausdrucksvolles Spiel und seine allerliebste Pantomime, die höchste Bewundern erregen wird". - Der hier als "Admiral Tom Pouce" angekündigte kleinwüchsige Darsteller ist besser bekannt als "General Tom Thumb" (eigentl. Charles Sherwood Stratton, 1838-1883), der unter dem amerikan. Zirkuspionier P. T. Barnum zu großem Ruhm gelangte. Nach dem Tode seines Vaters 1855 reiste er auf eigene Faust durch die USA und Europa, hier hatte er offensichtlich ein kurzes Engagement bei dem ungekrönten Zirkuskönig Ernst Renz. - Mit einer kl. Hinterlegung.

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        Modern Society in Rome. A Novel. 3 volumes.

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1856 - [BG2-2] First edition 3 volumes, 1. Auflage, 3 Bände, original blue cloth, original Leinenbände, mit Rückenprägung und Vergoldung, 8°, VI, 359, 334, 299 pages, Seiten, former library copy, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar, gestempelt, stamped, Einbände mit Signaturetiketten der Bibliothek, ursprünglich aus der Bibliothek des Philipp von Schoeller, jeder Band mit Exlibris Bibliothek Philipp von Schoeller, Einbände angestaubt und etwas berieben de 1300 Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Astronomie populaire en tableaux transparents.

      Hall, Wurtemberg, librairie de W. Nitzschke ; Bruxelles, Kiessling et Comp. , s.d. [circa 1856] ; in-4 (planches 29x23,8 cm) en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée en percaline, plats à grand décor rocaille à froid et titre doré sur le premier, cordons de fermeture (chemise éditeur) ; 12 planches lithographiées en noir ou en couleurs. Edition originale rare de ce recueil pédagogique sur l'astronomie, la moitié des planches ont des découpes avec du papier translucide de couleur derrière, de façon à donner un effet lumineux si la planche est placée devant une source de lumière, le résultat a un petit côté magique ; chaque planche porte son texte explicatif. Une deuxième édition sera faite en 1858, au format in-12 ou in-16. Petite usure et légères décolorations à la chemise, planches en bel état.

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        Povesti i Razskaz'i. I.S. Turgeneva. S 1844 G. Po 1856 G. Cast' III

      Tipografii Eduarda Praca, 1856. in 16°, mezza pelle, pp. (6)-385-(1). Esemplare privo del dorso, tracce d'uso ai piatti. Bruniture e fioriture al testo. Numeri manoscritti a penna all'angolo superiore di 199 pagine (al testo 'Rudin', pp. da 119 a 318). Brevi annotazioni e brevi sottolineature a matita a 50 pp. Rinforzo di carta al margine interno dell'occhiello.Testi: Perepiska, Jakob Pasynkov, Rudin, Faust.

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        THE UNDEVELOPED NORTHERN PORTION OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT. A LECTURE DELIVERED IN THE COURSE BEFORE BELL'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE, FEBRUARY, 1856

      Chicago, 1856. 20pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine stamped in brown and gilt. Text trimmed close at fore-edge, costing portions of words throughout. Good. A rare and important polemic "written in bitter hostility to the Hudson's Bay Company, and exposing their operations on the Pacific Coast and among the Indian tribes and fur traders from the earliest times" - Eberstadt. "Scripps, author of an official life of Lincoln, visited the Lake Superior Country in 1855 and upon his return, made an extensive study of the region from the Great Lakes westward with special reference to the fur companies, the inhabitants, Hudson's Bay Company, water courses and minerals. He also points out the economic advantages of the Northern region for the United States" - Decker. "Scripps, who was editor and publisher of the DEMOCRATIC PRESS, had visited the Lake Superior country in 1855. He discusses here primarily the area of western Canada from Lake Superior to the Pacific, with comments on the Minnesota region south of the international boundary. He has a good deal to say about the fur trade and the Hudson's Bay Company. 'There can be little doubt but that the sole reason why the company maintains its posts in Oregon and Washington is to induce brother Jonathan to "shell out" liberally for them'" - Streeter. EBERSTADT 114:690. DECKER 39:360. STREETER SALE 3721. CHICAGO ANTE-FIRE IMPRINTS 221. GRAFF 3717. HOWES S248, "aa." SABIN 78485.

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        Essai sur les substances albuminoïdes et sur leur transformation en urée. Thèse présentée à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg et soutenue publiquement le mercredi 27 août 1856, à midi, pour obtenir le grade de docteur en médecine.

      18560827 1 demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. -Page de titre de la thèse salie, mouillure claire importante sur les 4 derniers ff. de la thèse, qq. rousseurs claires, envois autographes signés sur les pp. de garde des 2 premiers ouvrages. soit 3 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-4 ; Strasbourg, G. Silbermann, 1856, (4)-51 pp. ; (suivi de). -2) BÉCHAMP (Pierre Jacques Antoine). Mémoire sur les matières albuminoïdes. S.l.n.d. [Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1884], 516 pp. ; (suivi de). -3) Rapport sur le mémoire relatif aux matières albuminoïdes, présenté à l'Académie par M. A. Béchamp. [Commissaires : Milne Edwards, Peligot, Fremy, Cahours ; rapporteur : Dumas]. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, s.d. [1882], 6 pp. ; 1) Edition originale. Rarissime.2) Mémoires présentés par divers savants à l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut national de France. Tiré à part du tome XXVIII, n° 3. -Envoi autographe signé de Béchamp à E. Baltus.3) Tiré à part des comptes-rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, séance du 8 mai 1882.

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        Chapel and Church Architecture, with Designs for Parsonages

      15 pp. introd. text, chromolithographic title page, 47 fine plates, most of them chromolithographic reproductions of church designs, the others showing plans, with accompanying explanatory text. Folio. Orig. gilt-stamped boards, expertly rebacked, edges very slightly rubbed. Boston (Jewett) 1856. Hitchcock 206. The only edition of this rare volume, with its charming title page and illustrations for 17 churches and 5 parsonages.

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        La Touraine. Histoire et Monuments.

      1856. MAME Ad et Cie. 1856. In-Folio.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs. Superbe ouvrage de 610 pages. 15 planches, collationnées, de gravures sur acier en noir et blanc, avec serpentes + une planche illustrée d'une carte en couleurs. 4 planches (dont le frontispice), collationnées, illustrées de chromolithographies, avec serpentes. Nombreuses gravures sur bois en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Tranches dorées. Plats décorés aux Armoiries. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos en chagrin, à 6 nerfs. Pages de garde moirées. Epidermures présentes sur le dos et les nerfs, en coiffes et sur les bords de couverture.

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        C. PETERS Hamburger Marinemaler (möglicherweise der Kolonialpolitiker CARL PETERS, 1856-1918 ?)

      - ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE in schwerem Goldstuckrahmen (92 x 114 cm, kl. Mängel u. Gebrauchsspuren, kl. Einriß im oberen Bildteil), vom Künstler eigenhändig signiert m.O. Hbg. --- Imposanter 5-Mastschoner in bewegter blauer See. (Vermutlich der 5-Master PREUSSEN, ein Hamburger Vollschiff). Im Hintergrund ein weiteres Schiff. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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