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        The Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer

      London: E. Newman; W. Kent, 1856-1861. 10 vols, . 8vo. HB. 10 vols bound in 6, cloth, various styles: vols 1-4 in two vols, recent blue cloth, paper title-labels to spines; vols 5+6, 9+10 bound in 2 vols, cont. cloth, faded/stained with some wear; rear inner hinge to vols 9+10 broken with some pages loose ar rear of vol. 10; vol. 7 disbound (no covers); vol. 8 orig. publisher's cloth. Good set. Vol. 8 has the gothic ink stamp of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and is one of the books listed in a catalogue of his library (C. Lovett: Lewis Carroll, Among his Books: A Descriptive Catalogue (2005)). Complete run of 10 volumes (all published). Very rare.[Horn Schenkling 21108].

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Taschenbuch für die vaterländische Geschichte. Herausgegeben von Joseph Freiher von Hormayr. Jahrgänge 1-7, 9-22 und 24 der neuen Folge in 22 Bänden.

      Leipzig u.a., Reimer u.a., 1830 - 1856. - Mit 42 gestoch. Portraits, 5 (2 gefalt.) lithogr. Karten, 3 gestoch., 3 (2 kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln, gefalt. Tabelle und 2 gefalt. faks. Handschriften. OPp., Pp. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rücken- und Deckelvergold. Goed. VI, 344, 20; Lanckoronska/Rüman 24. - Mit Portraits des Adels und politisch brisanter Personen wie z.B. Josef Speckbacher, Ludwig I. von Bayern, u.v.a. - Einbände tls. etwas fleckig. Stellenw. etw. stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Le Rhin de Bâle a Düsseldorf.

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1856.. 3. Aufl. Mit 8 Karten und 10 Plänen. XIV, 260 S. Illustrierter gelber Orig.-Pappband, sog. "Biedermeier-Einband". Hinrichsen F 004c. - Decken etwas beschabt. Rücken sauber mit durchsichtiger Folie bezogen. Recht sauberes Exemplar.

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        The Caucasus and Its People

      London: David Nutt, 1856. First. Hardcover. VG. with a brief history of their wars and a sketch of the achievements of the renowned chief, Schamyl. The book also describes the third ascent (the first by Englishmen) of Mount Ararat. 203 pp. Author spent much of his free time in the region. An interesting little volume. VG in original blindstamped cloth. Some wear at corners and spine tips. INSCRIBED with the author's compliments.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        First Footsteps in East Africa


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        Legacion de Buenos Aires en Montevideo


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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Bernard Shaw, on "Tour 1894" letterhead of the Henry Irving and Ellen Terry theater company stationery, n.p., Sept. 25, 1894

      Friendships and rivalries in the British theater world of the 1890s show through in our letter by Stoker to fellow Irish author and playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) whom he addresses as "My Dear Shaw." "[Johnny] Toole goes to Burg for the days Thursday Friday & Sat., this week - [Henry] Irving wants me to look after him. He will be at the Derby Hotel. Here is his picture [not included] so that you know him...." He signs in full, "Bram Stoker." The stationery is soiled especially on verso and upper margin, with rust stain from clip on upper left edge. Tear above margin fold not affecting text. Stoker was the personal secretary to actor and theater producer Henry Irving at the time of this writing. The character of Count Dracula may have been based on Henry Irving. In his iconic horror story, Stoker incorporated his experience at Irving's Lyceum Theater by referencing plays which Irving put on there in the 1890's and 90's. According to "Bram Stoker and the Creation of Dracula," by Christopher Frayling, some of Irving's plays included, "a misquotation from Hamlet which introduces Harker's waking nightmare and which Irving always insisted on including in his version of the tragedy: 'My tablets! quick, my tablets! 'Tis meet that I put it down'..." In a review, George Bernard Shaw chided, "performing Hamlet with the part of Hamlet omitted'." Through Stoker's long relationship with Irving, Stoker became involved in London's high society, meeting many people including Hall Caine, who became one of Stoker's closest friends and to whom he dedicated "Dracula." Stoker was the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre from 1878-1898, a theater which Irving owned. Also an actor, Irving appeared at the Lyceum, usually with actress Ellen Terry. When Irving took over the management of the theater in 1878, and hired Stoker, he also hired actress Ellen Terry as the company's leading lady - a partnership that lasted 25 years. Stoker and Ellen Terry were both under Henry Irving's sway and had a bond with one another. Since Terry and Shaw had a different kind of bond, it would be probable that Stoker met Shaw at various times over the course of his life.  As Henry Irving's business manager, Stoker wrote many of Irving's letters including letters to Shaw which begin as ours does. George Bernard Shaw was a journalist, book reviewer, art and theatre critic who was just beginning to see success in his playwriting.  His reviews of Henry Irving and the theatre productions at Irving's Lyceum theatre were quite disparaging. Shaw criticized Irving's productions almost to the point of ridicule but not Irving himself as an actor. Irving kept mostly silent about this, but then seemed to get his revenge when Shaw sent him "The Man of Destiny" to produce. Irving paid him a retainer, but never produced the play. Our research indicated that Shaw told Ellen Terry that a production by Irving would establish Shaw. Shaw was outraged when Irving refused to produce the play; hence Irving's revenge. Jealousy may have also played a part in the combative relationship between Shaw and Irving. George Bernard Shaw was enamored with Ellen Terry and jealous of Irving's connection to her which was both professional and personal. Our research shows that Shaw wanted Terry in his own plays and possibly as a love interest. The two of them did have a romance of sorts, what Shaw called a "paper courtship" which began in the 1890s. It was a long, flirtatious correspondence, but mostly likely a relationship only on paper. Other letters are known, some published, from Stoker to Shaw, with Stoker writing on behalf of Irving. This letter was written before the feud between Irving and Shaw, and Stoker's words of welcome on behalf of Irving are surprising given their future. We have not found our letter to be published. John Toole met Henry Irving when they acted together in 1857 in a summer tour in John Poole's farce "Paul Pry." They remained friends for the rest of their lives. In 1879, Toole took over the management of the Folly Theatre, renaming it in 1882 to Toole's Theatre. He retired from the stage in 1893, however, continuing to make occasional appearances. His theatre was demolished in 1895 and his theatre company in 1896.

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        A Gazetteer of the World, or Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, compiled from the most recent authorities, and forming a complate Body of Modern Geography, physical, political, statistical, historical, and ethnographical. 7 volumes complete.

      Edinburgh and Dublin; A Fullarton & co 1856 - Seven volumes, 8vo [text block 250 x 160mm], contemporary brown calf, the boards diced with gilt double fillet with flower-head at corners, the spine with gilt decorated raised bands, one brown and one black lettering piece, the compartments panelled with gilt double fillet, gilt floral centres and corners, board edges gilt decorated, turn-ins blind decorated, marbled endpapers. All volumes with tissue-guarded frontispieces, plus 117 steel-engraved plates, plans and maps (the maps with some hand-colouring; a few double page), numerous wood-engravings in text, printed in two columns. Extremities rubbed but now quite well repolished; lettering piece volume 7 chipped with loss of part of gilt rule but not lettering; some headcaps a little chipped; all volumes with inscription on front fly-leaves; else a very good, sound and attractive set. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        Mediterranean, Black Sea, plans and ports, anno 1856, 103 lithog

      Gauttier Pierre Henri - Mediterranean, Black Sea, plans and ports, anno 1856, 103 lithographs RECUEIL des plans des ports & rades de la Mer Méditerranée, de la mer Noire & de la Mer d'Azof. Nouvelle éd. Bd. II (von 2) in 1 Bd. Marseille, (Maistre, 1856). Qu.-4º. Mit lithogr. Titel und 103 lithogr. Karten. 1 Bl. (Index). Mod. Lwd. (etw. fleckig). Nicht im Katalog des Scheepvaart Museum und bei Phillips. – Seltener Atlas mit Hafen – und Küstenkarten. – Enthalten sind u. a. Pläne der Dardanellen und der Häfen von Otranto, Brindisi, Neapel, Venedig, Split, Rhodos, Smyrna und Sewastopol. – Verlegervermerk und Druckjahr auf dem Titel radiert, Titel gestempelt, letztes Bl. mit angerändertem Eckausriß, stärker fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des Animaux sans Vertèbres découverts dans le Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément à la description des Coquilles Fossiles des environs de Paris comprenant une revue générale de toutes les espèces actuellement connues.

      - Paris, Baillière et Fils, (1856) 1860-1866. 3 text-volumes and 2 atlases. Large-4to (293 x 230mm). pp. (4), 912; (4), 968; (4), 668; (4), 88; (4), 107, with 196 lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary half calf, spines in 6 compartments with red and green gilt lettered labels. One of the rarest works on fossil shells. The last copy we offered was in 1956, a copy from the library of Gustave Dollfus. Gérard Paul Deshayes, born 1796 at Nancy, studied medicine in Strasburg and Paris, but never entered into professional practice. He taught privately, and devoted his leisure to zoological and conchological studies. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Conchology at the Museum in Paris. After his death his splendid collection, containing many new type specimens, was acquired by the State, and is exhibited in the School of Mines in Paris. His most significant works, both superbly produced are 'Desciption des Coquilles Fossiles des environs de Paris' and the present work. "Among the numerous other well-known French workers of the time the name of Gérard Paul Deshayes is pre-eminent. His publications appear almost without intermission from the 1820's to the 1870's, some of them weighty and most of them conchological" (Dance pp. 138-9).The text-volumes have the following sub-titles: I. Mollusques Acéphales Dimyaires; II. Mollusques Acéphales Monomyaires et Brachiopodes Mollusques céphalés. Première Partie; III. Mollusques céphalés, Deuxième Partie. Mollusques céphalopodes. A fine and attractively bound copy.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Cajetani O'Gorman.Nissen ZBI, 1089. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (pp.219-752). In: Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur wissenschaftlichen Medicin.

      - Frankfurt, Verlag von Meidinger Sohn & Comp., 1856, 8°, XIV, 1024 pp., mit 45 Holzschnitten und 3 lith. (1 farb.) Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt. Erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiche Sammlung der zum Teil versteckt erschienen, früheren Abhandlungen Rudolf Virchows aus den Jahren 1846-1853. Der wichtigste und größte Beitrag, von insgesamt 513! Seiten ist dem Thema "Thrombose und Embolie" gewidmet. - Virchows erste direkte Untersuchungen über die "Phlebitis" betrafen den Verschluss der Pulmonalarterie. Er konnte nachweisen, daß die Tromben nicht in der Lunge gebildet wurden, wie noch seine Zeitgenossen meinten, sondern aus den Venen der unteren Extremität und des Becken stammten. Dies war Virchows erste große Entdeckung. Es wird stets ein Ruhmestitel Virchows bleiben, das Fundament der ganzen Lehre von der Thrombose und Embolie entwickelt zu haben. - Heirs of Hippocrates No.1012: This work covers a wide spectrum of clinical pathology based on Virchow's experience as pathologist in Berlin und Würzburg. - - Garrison & Morton No.3006: Thrombose und Embolie. Gefässentzündung und septische Infektion (S.219-732). - Virchow gave the first clear description of thrombosis and embolism (see especially Beitr. exp. Path., 1846, 2, 227-380). - Garrsison & Morton No.3064: Ueber farblose Blutkörperchen und Leukämie (S.147-218). - Includes his paper on "weisses Blut" (see No.3062) and three later papers on leukaemia. - Osler 1629; Waller 1005; see - Alfred P. Fishmann & Dickinson W.Richards: Circulation of the Blood. Men and Ideas (1964), pp.263 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history of the United States of North America; from the discovery of the western world to the present day; vol. 1: From the earliest period, to the installation of Washington as first president; vol. 2: From the administration of Washington to that of Madison; vol. 3: From "The Second War" to the present times. By W.H. Bartlett, continued by B.B. Woodward

      New York, George Virtue & Co., [ 1856]. Three volumes, separately paged. Illus. Frontispiece in two volumes. Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Covers rubbed and edge-worn; several small white spots on front cover of vol. 3; backstrips rubbed; backstrip of vol. 3 separating; previous owner's intials on preliminary blanks; handwritten presentation on chapter page of two volumes. Pages adjacent to plates with no tissue guard (about half) are browned; nearly all plates are free of foxing or have only unobtrusive foxing. Dampstain at top margin on all plates of vol. 3, and top and outside margins on all plates of vol. 2, not affecting engravings. A complete set, with all of the 84 in-text plates called for, the tinted folding map of North America (in very good condition), and 2 of the 3 frontispiece plates (lacks the plate of The Pilgrims Embarkening from vol. 1). In addition, this copy includes three plates not called for: Trenton Falls; The Narrows, Lake George; John Hancock. The plate of James Polk, called for in volume 3, is in volume 1. A total of 89 engraved plates and one map. Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards.

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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, 1856. Rear cover moderately rubbed, touch of foxing affects the preliminaries.. 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.

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        Histoire et fabrication de la Porcelaine chinoise (King-te-tchin-thao-lou)

      Mallet-Bachelier 1856 - Red cloth. Octavo. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Fold out map + 14 illustrations. viii, cxxiii, 320 pages plates, 25 cm. First translation into a European language of the Ching te chen t?ao lu (King-te-chin-thao-lou). Pu Lan; T?ing-keui Cheng; Stanislas Julien; Louis Alphonse Salvetat; Johann Joseph Hoffman; Kenkado Kimura [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Silas Chapman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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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        Udel'noe ob'emoe [Russin, i.e. Specific Volumes].

      St. petersburg, 1856. 8vo. Contemporary half cloth with gilt title-labels to spine. First and last leaves slightly browned, but otherwise unexpectedly fine. Only minor wear. (2), 224, C pp.. The exceedingly rare first edition of Mendeleev's first book, the work in which he lays the foundation for the discovery that leads him to establish the periodic table. The "Specific Volumes" is Mendeleev's master's dissertation, defended at St. Petersbug University in 1856. It deals with the concepts of both isomorphism and specific volumes, which lead directly to the discovery of the periodic law. He himself called the concept of specific volume "one of the most striking examples of periodicy", and it is exactly this urge and interest in classifying natural phenomena in terms of an underlying regularity that leads him to the pattern of the periodic law and the establishing of the periodic table. Whereas isomorphism - which he had also dealt with in a paper (in "Mining Journal") the same year - was a typical property of the elements of the same chemical group, specific volume - which he deals with in this his first book - illustrates the recurrence of similar chemical qualities in simple bodies arranged in order of their atomic weights. Specific volume is a manifestation of a limited "periodicy" of a natural phenomenon and suggests a regularity that exists on a higher and more general level. There is no doubt that his early studies on these regularities are decisive steps in the theoretical interest of periodicy which leads him to his greatest discovery. This foundational work, which Mendeleev wrote at the age of 24, is of the utmost scarcity. Not a single copy can be located at neither OCLC nor at auction

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        Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker

      Haddam Neck, CT, 1856. 142 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Contemporary calf spine and corners and boards, covers rubbed and soiled, hinges cracked, internally very good. 142 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and prolific Connecticut clan, along with various Clarks, Arnolds, Russels, Seldens, Roots, Brookses, and Buckleys. He also farmed, earned two dollars for "two days work loading stone in the quarry" (respectable pay, when he could buy beef or veal for five cents a pound, pasture his cow for 25 cents a week, pay 65 cents for ten pounds of cheese and 92 cents for a gallon of rum), and supplemented his income in other ways. His major costs were hides for his repair business, and expenses involved in building his house, which he seems to have done largely by himself, except for plastering and the construction of a chimney, at a cost of something over a hundred dollars An evocative record of a Nutmeg State craftsman's busy career.

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification (Two Volumes)

      John Van Voorst, London 1856 - 531 pages, plus 145 (and two additional) colored plates, in two volumes. Half bound in dark green polished leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and decoration. Pebbled cloth over the boards. Marbled end leaves and edges. Heraldic book plate on front paste down of volume I. A little very light foxing and a few very light scuffs. A lovely set! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1856 and 1866 Honolulu Documents Signed by Missionary Asa Thurston

      No Binding. Good. Two documents regarding land at Pualoalo, Honolulu, Hawaii, both documents 12 1/2 and 8 inches. One is dated 1856, December 17 and the other 1866, December 18. Both documents have Royal Stamp (green).

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        Plakat zu einer Vorstellung mit der Hauptattraktion: "Die beiden arabischen Hengste Emir und Negus, beide zu gleicher Zeit von E. Renz vorgeführt, werden zum Schluß einen Walzer tanzen".

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 17. Oktober 1856.Mit großem Holzschnitt, Ernst Renz bei seiner Dressur zeigend. Blattgr.: 66 x 47 cm. Unter den verschiedenen Programmpunkten ist der Auftritt der Käthchen Godefroy - Renz (geb. 1840) besonders bemerkenswert; die Nichte des damaligen "Zirkusgiganten" Ernst Renz brannte 1860 mit dem Clown, Voltigeur und Zirkusdirektor Louis Godefroy durch und heiratete ihn wider Willen des mächtigen Onkels. Bücher de

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        Meine zweite Weltreise. - 4 Teile in 2 Bänden - 1.Theil: London. Das Cap der guten Hoffnung. Singapore. Borneo. Java. 2.Band: Sumatra. Java. Celebes. Die Molukken. 3.Theil: Kalifornien. Peru. Ecuador. 4.Theil: Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika.

      Wien, Gerold Verlag, 1856 - x, 222, 280, 207, 192 Seiten mit 4 Titelbilder, Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, Exlibris am Vorsatz, etwas stockfleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Die Wienerin Ida Pfeiffer (1797 - 1858) war eine der ersten Frauen, die alleine Weltreisen unternahm. Mit bescheidenen Geldmitteln unternahm sie in den Jahren 1842-58 fünf große Reisen. Vorliegend der Bericht ihrer zweiten Weltreise unternommen in den Jahren 1851-55 (mit Stationen Kap der Guten Hoffnung, Singapur, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, die Molukken, Kalifornien, Peru, Ekuador und schließlich die Vereinigten Staaten ). "Die Bücher, die I. Pfeiffer über diese Reisen publ. begeisterten und belehrten durch treffsichere und fesselnde darstellung ein ungewöhnlich großes Publikum" (ÖBL). "Als Naturaliensammlerin hat sie Entomologie und Konchyliologie durch mehrere neue Arten bereichern können" (Henze IV, 94). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 820 8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reise um die Erde vermittelst der schwedischen Fregatte Eugenie in den Jahren 1851 bis 1853. Aus dem Schwedischen, nach den durch Anton von Etzel gelieferten Uebersetzungen, für die Jugend bearbeitet von Hübner-Trams. Mit 8 colorirten Bildern.

      Berlin, Verlag von Otto Janke, 1856. - Roter und orangefarbener Ledereinband mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette und, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher Goldverzierung auf dem Rücken, dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 15 x 11 cm, 379 Seiten, eingeklebtes Ex-Libris auf Deckelinnenseite, minimaler Einriß an der Rückenkante, Seiten sauber, Bindung sehr fest, sehr schönes Exemplar. Zusätzlich zu den 8 auf dem Titel genannten Bildern sind auf Freiblätter aus gleichem Papier 16 weitere handkolorierten Bilder und 2 kolorierte chinesische Papierminiaturen aus der gleichen Zeit zum Text passend sauber miteingebunden. Selten! Textinhalt: I. Die Ausrüstung. II. Fahrt von Karlskrona nach Portsmuth und Aufenthalt daselbst. III. Fahrt von England nach der afrikanischen Insel Madeira. Stadt Madeira. Die Sonnenlinie. Das Neptunfest. IV. Aufenthalt in Rio Janeiro, der Hauptstadt Brasiliens. V. Fahrt zum La- Plata- Strome und Aufenthalt in Montevideo und Buenos- Ayres. VI. Fahrt durch den Magalhaens- Sund nach Valparaiso. VII. Aufenthalt in Valparaiso. Fahrt nach Callao und Aufenthalt daselbst. VIII. Fahrt nach Puna und Aufenthalt daselbst. Fahrt nach Panama. IX. Aufenthalt in Panama und bei den Perl- Inseln. X. Fahrt nach den Galapagos- Inseln, Aufenthalt auf denselben und Fahrt nach Honolulu. XI. Honolulu, Hauptstadt der Sandwichs- oder Havaischen Inseln. XII. Fahrt nach San Franzisko und Aufenthalt daselbst, Fahrt nach Tahiti. XIII. Aufenthalt in Tahiti, Fahrt nach Sydney. XIV. Aufenthalt in Sydney, Fahrt nach Hongkong und Ansegelung von Pouyepet und Guam. XV. Aufenthalt vor Hongkong. Fahrt nach Whampoa. Ausflug nach Canton. Rückkehr nach Hongkong und Fahrt nach Manilla. XVI. Landung zu Manilla. Ausflug in das Innere der Insel Luzon. Fahrt nach Singapore. XVII. Singapore. Batavia. Die Keelinginseln. Isle de France. Ankunft vor dem Cap der guten Hoffnung. XVIII. Die Capstadt nebst Umgebung. Fahrt nach St. Helena und Rückkehr in die Heimath. Auf Wunsch schicken wir gerne weitere Bilder.

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        Where there's a will there's a way: an ascent of Mont Blanc by a new route and without guides.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1856 - First edition. xvi, 95, + 24 p. catalog, Lithograph frontispiece; color folding map. 20 cm. Bound in publisher's blue cloth. Hardcover. Mylar dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Gilt spine mostly faded. Front hinge cracked. Tear to folding map, with first folds mostly torn, almost detaching the first third of the map. Early signature on fep. Clean, unmarked pages. "Hudson was the leading amateur mountaineer of his day. He made the first ascent of the highest point of Monte Rosa and the first guideless ascent of Mont Blanc." Neate H126. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Organization of the Free State Government in Kansas with The Inaugural Speech and Message of Governor Robinson; and 37 Other Speeches Pertaining to the Admission of Kansas as a State in 1856

      Buell & Blanchard, Printers, Washington, D. C. 1856 - Collection of 38 speeches pertaining mostly to the admission of Kansas to the Union in 1856. All papers are bound in a single volume appearing contemporary to the time of publication. Leather over spine and corners is worn, as is marbled paper over boards. Leather spine label with gilt stamped lettering "Pamphlets" remains good. Moderate to partially heavy foxing scattered throughout. Occasional wrinkles and small tears. One, two leaf, pamphlet bound near center of volume is mis-folded and shows wear and paper loss along lower edges, though with no loss of text. Volume remains tight and all text appears clear and legible. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Svizzera pittoresca e suoi dintorni. Quadro generale descrittivo, istorico e statistico dei 22 cantoni, della Savoja, d'una parte del Piemonte e del paese di Baden. Prima versione italiana.

      Tipografia della Minerva Ticinese,, Mendrisio, 1856 - Mendrisio, Tipografia della Minerva Ticinese, 1856. 2°. 296 S., (1) Bl. Mit 70 Tafeln in Stahlstich mit je 4, 3 oder 2 Abbildungen, gest. von Joliot, Schroeder, Aubert père, Sauvage et al. Orig. illustr. Pappbd. Wäber 68; cf. Barth 17352 (franz. Ausg. 1835). - Ausführliche Beschreibung der sehenswürdigen Orte der Schweiz und des nahen Auslandes. Die Abbildungen zeigen die berühmten Städte, Gebäude, Monumente, Ansichten sowie Kostüme. - Vorwiegend sauber, einige wenige unbedeutende Flecken. Einband berieben und gebräunt, Ecken bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch / German [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Graphic Scenes in the Japan Expedition.


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        A hand-made book without a title page consisting of various printed extracts from the Bible in 103 languages

      "n.p., n.d.". [ca. 1856]. "8vo, 106 leaves onto which are pasted 103 extracts from Bibles printed by the British & Foreign Bible Society publications (3 are double-page, 1 folding); contemporary diced black calf, gilt lettered on upper cover and spine; some rubbing, but generally very good and sound. With the ownership signature on the front flyleaf of George Honnor, and the date of 1856. Among the languages represented are Maori, Bohemian, Hindu, Chinese, Manchurian, Polish, Armenian, Chaldee, Coptic, Mongolian, Irish, Slavonian, Telagu, Malayalim, Piedmontese, Javanese, Negro-English, Russian, Greenlandish, Sanscrit, Welsh, Georgian, Chippeway, Mohawk, Mandingo, as well as many others."

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        The Ship-Builder’s Manual, and Nautical Referee

      NY: by the Author, 1856. Two vol. in one. iv, 200; 188, 2,2, pp. Sepia frontispiece, b/w plates. This is a rare work, not to be confused with the earlier (1850) and more common “Treatise on Marine Architecture.” In this book Griffiths concentrates less on the theoretical and more on the technical “nuts and bolts” aspects of construction. He includes material on timbers and timbering, scantlings, fastenings, spars, ground tackle, sails and rigging, and much more of the kinds of information that would be useful to an actual shipwright. This book also contains 17 sets of lines and diagrams. Brewington says, “Griffiths works of great value. Contain many plates of lines, details, masting rules, tables of off-sets, etc.” Brewington Bib. NYPL list p. 315. This is the second, expanded, edition (first was 1853), with new material and four index pages. Bound in original quarter leather over boards with gold spine lettering. Title page lightly foxed, with private owner’s embossed stamp in lower right. Scattered light foxing, with occasional text pages more heavily foxed. A very good copy of a very scarce book. Worldcat shows only six American libraries holding copies.

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        La Habana. Vista general tomada desde la entrada del puerto.

      Havana Mercantil n.d 1856 - 83.5 x 57 cm, tinted lithograph within ruled borders, on heavy paper, captioned above image "Isla de Cuba Pintoresca, lower left "Vue generale de la Havane", centre below image as titled, lower right "General view of Havana". A large and decorative view of the city of Havana from the sea, showing ships at harbour in the foreground, the dock and city beyond. The lighthouse is on the left side of the image. Edouardo Laplante was born in France in 1818. He came to Cuba in 1848. Cuba's mid-19th-century boom in printmaking was due to the packaging and advertising needs of its tobacco industry and there was a great demand for printmakers. Within a short time he established himself as the best artist/lithographer in Cuba, travelling throughout the island, making a valuable documentary record of the people and customs of Cuba. Working with Leonardo Baranano (1837-1858), they drew and printed the series of views titled Isla de Cuba Pintoresca. Laplante died in 1860. Apart from these fine large-scale views, Laplante is most famous for his collection of twenty-eight lithographs, Los ingenios de Cuba (1857), which provides detailed views of both the external appearances and internal social conditions in Cuba's major sugar plants.

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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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        Panorama von Constantinopel in 5 Blättern.

      Wien, Auer 1855 - 1856. - Fünf Lithografien in Sepia nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel. Bildgr. je 19,5 x 27,5 cm, Blattgr. je 26,5 x 35 cm. Dekoratives und seltenes Panorama von Istanbul in fünf Blatt nach Fotografien von Franz Würbel (1822-1900) aufgenommen in etwa vom Dach des Großen Basars. Das Panorama zeigt auf dem ersten Blatt die Süleymaniye-Moschee, Teile des Goldenen Horns und Teile des heutigen Stadtteils Beyoglu, Blatt 2 zeigt auch das goldene Horn mit dem dahinter liegenden Stadtteil Galata und den Galata-Turm, Blatt 3 zeigt die Yeni-Moschee und den Bosporus, Blatt vier zeigt die Umgebung des Topkapi-Palastes und Blatt 5 die Hagia Sophia, die Nuruosmaniye-Moschee und die Sultan-Ahmed-Moschee; Beilage zu der von Michael Auer, dem Bruder von Alois Auer (Erfinder des Naturselbstdrucks) mit dem er gerne verwechselt wird, zwischen 1854 und 1861 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift "Faust. Poligrafisch-illustrierte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie und Unterhaltung", die vor allem wegen der unterschiedlichen grafischen Drucktechniken interessant war. Die hübschen Tafeln mit goldener Umrahmung; Tafel III links unten spiegelverkehrt von Würbel signiert. - In den Rändern etwas fleckig, das erste Blatt leicht wasserrandig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl [...] herausgegeben vom Oesterreichischen Lloyd in Triest.

      Triest, Literarisch-artistische Abtheilung des österreichischen Lloyd, 1856. 4°. Mit 29 (statt 31) Stahlstichtafeln von N.-M.-J. Chapuy u. einer mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte. 264 S., Blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Mit Ansichten von Mödling, Baden, Kapfenberg, Bruck an der Mur, Graz, Marburg, Cilli, Markt Tüffer, Laibach u.a.; es fehlen die beiden letzten Tafeln „Nabresina“ u. „Barcola“, die hier nie beigebunden waren. Die mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte zeigt die „Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen“. - Einband gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 388. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mandl, Die Staatsbahn von Wien bis Triest mit ihren Umgebungen geschildert von August Mandl. Eingeleitet und poetisch begleitet von J. G. Seidl, Eisenbahn, Ansichtenwerke

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

      Théodore Lefèvre, Paris 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Express Passenger Locomotive

      A. Brett, Philadelphia 1856 - An early and scarce large chromo-lithograph in very good condition. The margins have eraser marks in the lower right corner and light soil spots, with a few chips. Image is clean and measures 11 3/4" x 16 3/4". Spot mounted to mat on verso. The Imprint reads "Printed in Colors by A. Brett, 6 South Seventh St. Phila. Drawn from Nature & Executed on Stone by L. Haugg" with title captions "Express Passenger Locomotive. Richard Norris & Son, Locomotive Builders, Philadelphia." The locomotive has the name S. Meredith and Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad Co on it. Richard Norris & Sons was the largest locomotive manufacturer in the United States at the time, producing over one hundred a year at its three-story Philadelphia factory. Louis Haugg (1826-1903) was a German-born lithographer working with printer and chromolithographer Alphonse Brett. The locomotive shows fine detail, with the vibrant colors of the train standing out from the pastoral background. No records found on OCLC. ; 14 3/4" x 18 1/2" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Basilica San Marco.

       Venezia, Giovanni Brizeghel editore, Tip. Lit. Calc. e Libraio, Procuratie Vecchie N.° 137, 1856. Kolor. Lithogr. 36 x 55 cm. (Bildgr.); 45 x 60 cm. (Blattgr.) Ger. Kl. unbed. Flecke im unt. Rand. In sehr schönem Zustand.Aus: Venezia prospettica, monumentale, storica, artistica... con sessanta tavole litografiche disegnate da Marco Moro e da Giuseppe Rebellato... Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Italien

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        3 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Venedig, 1856. Zus. 4 S., 4°. „Nato a Bergamo (allora facente parte della Repubblica Serenissima) il 10 settembre 1775, fu ordinato prete presso l\'Ordine di San Benedetto il 21 dicembre 1799, in un\'epoca difficile vista la invasione napoleonica e le conseguenti spoliazioni e censure nei confronti degli ordini religiosi in quegli anni. Il 14 dicembre 1840 fu nominato vescovo di Verona. Verrà consacrato il 17 luglio dell\'anno successivo. Il 15 marzo 1852 fu elevato patriarca di Venezia, ruolo che manterrà fino alla morte, che lo coglierà appena cinque anni dopo, il 9 aprile 1857“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch 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 Mutti, Mislin, Venedig, 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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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted.

      London, 1856. Frith, William Powell (1819-1909). Most successful, popular and highly paid artist of the Victorian era, described as the “greatest British painter of the social scene since Hogarth” (“William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age.” Harrogate Borough Council. N.p., 2007. Web. Accessed 09 Aug. 2013). 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        Die Insel Philae mit dem Isis-Tempel bei Assuan in Oberägypten" originales Aquarell/watercolour im Oval ca.45,5x62,5cm; unten rechts signiert und datiert "1856"

      - Das großformatige und stimmungsvolle Aquarell auf Pergamentpapier montiert.

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      San Francisco: Printed by Monson, Valentine & Co., 1856. Original half sheep and printed green boards, spine gilt. Boards rubbed, stained, and edgeworn. Bookplate on front free endpaper. A touch of occasional foxing or tanning, but generally quite clean and neat internally. A very good copy. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A very nice copy, in original condition, of an early and rare Sacramento directory. This is the fourth and last of Colville's annual Sacramento directories (the first was published in 1853) and only the fifth Sacramento directory overall. Why Colville referred to this 1856 directory as "Volume VI" on the titlepage is unknown. It is the most substantial Sacramento directory to date, and the first to feature biographical sketches of notable residents, as well as descriptions within the directory of certain businesses, fire companies, churches, etc. The directory is prefaced by a lengthy description of the city, its civic structure, public utilities, and private businesses. The front board is taken up by an advertisement for Wells Fargo's banking and express services, and a multitude of ads appear throughout the text. Included are notices for druggists, hotels, theatres, stone cutters, attorneys, machinists, stage and steam companies, bakeries and ice vendors, booksellers, and more. Prominent among the ads is a full-page notice for Stanford Brothers merchants, operated by Leland Stanford, who would become one of the "Big Four" railroad barons, serve as governor of California, and found Stanford University. "Rare" - Quebedeaux. QUEBEDEAUX 49. ROCQ 6522. GREENWOOD 730. GRAFF 843. SPEAR, p.327. COWAN, p.171.

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        Yaganawa Gafu. Sansui no bu

      Shubundo 1856 - - Shubundo, Edo [Tokyo] 1856, 12x18cm, 50p., cousu. - Edition originale, rare. Illustrée de 44 planches dont une à double page, totalisant 110 figures rehaussées en couleurs de l'époque par Yanagawa Jushin. Brochure d'époque, reliure d'origine en papier gaufré à froid vert à motifs de nuages. Excellent état. L'auteur a publié 5 volumes de ce genre abordant chaque fois un thème différent, les animaux, les fleurs ; il s'agit ici des montagnes et rivières du Japon représentées en estampes par l'artiste. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, rare. Illustrated with 44 plates including a double page, totaling 110 enhanced color figures of the time by Yanagawa Jushin. Vintage brochure, original binding embossed green cold cloud patterns paper. Excellent condition. The author has published five volumes of its kind addressing a different theme each time, animals, flowers; this is the mountains and rivers of Japan represented in prints by the artist. 50p. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Popular History of England: an IllustratedHistory of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to Our OwnTimes.

      London. Bradbury and Evans. 1856-1862.. 1st Edition. 8vo, 22cm, First Edition,complete in 8 volumes, over 4000 pages, Illustrated with several hundredplates and text illustrations from engravings, tan fine grain linenboards, marbled end-papers, t.e.g., a fine set attractivelybound.(bh) .

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        A Narrative of the Siege of Kars.

      London: John Murray,, 1856. And of the six months' resistance by the Turkish garrison under General Williams to the Russian Army: together with a narrative of travels and adventure sin Armenia and Lazistan; with remarks on the present state of Turkey. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind panelling to covers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, green coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, folding plan of Kars and folding area map to rear. Bookplate to front pastedown. 2 laid-in letters, lightly creased from folding, the first dated with light damp-staining to verso not affecting text, still very good condition, the second in excellent condition. Rubbed, light fraying to spine-ends, a few short sections of wear along front joint, small (12 mm) tear to head of rear, extremities bumped, light foxing towards front and rear, hinges between quires D & E and H & I superficially cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition. This copy with an interesting autograph letter signed by the author, apparently a response to an inquiry after his unusual servant from one Gerald Ponsonby, written on Athenaeum Club stationery with their blind-stamp, and dated 20 July 1856, the year of publication: "the name of my servant is Matteo Thomas. He is an Armenian, a native of Constantinople & subject of the Sultan of Turkey. I have dictated him to obtain a passport at his embassy - Believe me"; in another letter, headed 18 Duke Street, St James, 16 February 1836, Sandwith politely declines an invitation from an unnamed female recipient. Sandwith travelled to Turkey in 1849 having failed to establish himself as a doctor in London, and by 1851 was appointed to run the British hospital in Constantinople. "At the outbreak of war in 1854 he joined the irregular force organized by General Beatson as staff surgeon and upon its disbandment he became the chief military officer for British and Turkish forces at Kars. His medical and organizational skills were pushed to the limit when the Russian siege of Kars led to starvation and rampant cholera among the besieged troops. After the fall of Kars in 1855 Sandwith was the sole British captive to be released by the Russians, in appreciation of his services to the sick and wounded among their forces as well as to his own. With little to cheer about in the Crimean campaign, the British welcomed Sandwith as a hero. He found himself the toast of the country on his return in 1856: he had a private interview with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; was made CB and received an honorary degree from Oxford University; lectured before the Royal Geographical Society; and was elected a member of the Athenaeum" (ODNB).

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

      1856 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1856 , 9th Edition (Smith 9/24)

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

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