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        CHAPMAN'S SECTIONAL MAP OF MINNESOTA

      Milwaukee: Dyer & Pasmore, 1856. Large colored folding map, 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. Neatly ex-lib., with small, unobtrusive stamp on verso of map, and old shelf label on spine. Overall a very good copy, with a single straight closed tear without loss, laid into original 16mo. green cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. A slightly later version of this important Minnesota map, drawn by Silas Chapman. The present incarnation, published by Dyer & Pasmore, differs from an earlier version published by Chapman himself, also in 1856. The present copy reflects the boom in Minnesota's population and economy brought on by the lucrative logging trade. The newest western and northern counties are named and drawn, and the logging region along the north shore of Lake Superior is shown in greater detail than in an earlier state of the map. This version not in Rumsey nor in Phillips' MAPS. Rare. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900 (MINNESOTA), p.124.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government, No. XXIV – New Series. Historical and other Information connected with the Province of Oman, Muskat, Bahrein and other Places in the Persian Gulf.

      Bombay: Printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, , 1856. Reports on the Island of Kenn; on Bassadore, the Harbour of Grane and the Island of Pheleechi. The Rise and Progress of and Past Policy of the British Government towards the Arab Tribes of the Persian Gulf their Resources, Localities &c. Chronological Table of Events from 1716 to 1843 connected with the Government of Muskat, and Miscellaneous Information connected with that Government from 1694 1853. Treaties, Engagements &c. with the Imaum of Muskat, &c. Notes of Visit to Zinzibar in the Year 1834. Information connected with the Possessions, Revenues, Families &c. of the Imaum of Muskat, the Ruler of Bahrein, and the Chiefs of the Maritime Arab States in the Persian Gulf. Historical Sketches of the Joasmee, Uttoobee Wahabee, Beniyas, Boo Felasa, Ejamna, and Amulgavine Tribes of Arabs from the Year 1716 to the Year 1853. Memoir Descriptive of the Navigation of the Gulf of Persia, accompanied by Brief Notices of the Manners, Customs, Religion, Commerce, and Resources of the People inhabiting its Shores. Measures adopted by the British Government for the Suppression of the Slave Trade in the Persian Gulf. Octavo. Original green cloth, paper labels to the spine, and front board. Housed in a plush-lined leather-entry marbled paper slipcase. 6 folding lithographic maps including the very large (580 × 922 mm) area map - "Map of Maritime Arabia with the Opposite Coasts of Africa and Persia reduced from an Original Map by T. Dickinson, Chief Engineer, lithographed in the Chief Engineer's Office by Huskeljee E, and Kumroondeen E., Bombay 1st March 1856" - coastline outlined in blue, loose in pocket inside the front board and consequently often lacking; together with the "Sketch of Rasool Khymah [Ras al-Khaimah]", with hand-colour; "Plan of Bassadore Roads by H.H. Hewett, Midshipman", similar "Trigonometrical Plan of the Harbour of Grane or Koweit" and "Sketch of the Island of Kenn", and a large "Reduced Copy of Chart of the Gulf of Persia", uncoloured; and a folding letterpress census table. Some very light shelf-wear, spine sunned to brown, and some differential sunning on the boards, Ex-Bath Public Library with the S. B. Miles legacy bookplate in the map pocket, their discreet blind-stamps to the other maps, light toning, one gathering slightly loose, but overall an exceptional copy, superbly preserved. First edition of this remarkable, historically important digest of information relating to the Persian Gulf, with particular attention paid to the Trucial States, now the United Arab Emirates: "This volume is a collection of reports received by the Government of Bombay and was designed to serve as a reference book for officers working in the area Â… Anyone working on the nineteenth-century history of Eastern Arabia and the Gulf comes across frequent references to it Â… It served as a basic source for Lorimer in his Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia. It contains, however, a great deal more information that Lorimer omitted, presumably for reasons of space. The history of Abu Dhabi which Lorimer dealt with in just over four pages here receives thirty-four" (Robin Bidwell in his introduction to the 1985 reprint). The period covered was key to the historical development to the region. From the early part of the 19th century, the operations of the Wahhabist Qawasim's "holy war by sea" on what the British referred to as the "Pirate Coast" had much hindered the use of the overland "Desert Mail" to communicate vital despatches to and from Britain's burgeoning Indian empire. When a British ship was "captured less than 70 miles from Bombay" in 1818, it was the final straw and a force was sent out to suppress the "pirates" for once and for all. The expedition was a great success, resulting in the capture of Ras al-Khaimah and the other key Qawasim strongholds, and in 1830 with the conclusion of the General Treaty of Peace, binding the local shaikhs to abjure "plunder and piracy". "However, the British realised that the future security of the Gulf would depend less upon a piece of paper than upon the vigour with which they enforced it. A permanent presence would have to be maintained and to act as policemen both topographical and background knowledge have always been required: the papers printed in this volume were designed to provide this for the men on the spot and for their masters in Bombay". In this context, the first paper is of particular historiographical interest being Captain Robert Taylor's compilation of all the then available reliable information on the region, as a sort of "invasion handbook" for the 1819 expedition. Containing as it does information of the greatest political and strategic importance, the volume was intended for highly limited and selective distribution, as remarked by Bidwell: "Although the print run is not known, it must have been very small or much of it must have been lost. In the seventeen years that I have been responsible for the library of the Middle East Centre at Cambridge, I have never known a copy offered for sale despite an assiduous watch on antiquarian booksellers and their catalogues". We can trace just one complete copy at auction, the Burrell copy; Copac locates eight copies (BL, London Library, Oxford, Aberdeen, Exeter, King's College, LSE, and SOAS); OCLC adds Georgetown, Princeton, and Minnesota, of which only six definitely identify the presence of the large map. This copy was part of the bequest of the widow of Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles to Bath Public Libraries. For 14 years, Miles was one of the "men of the spot", serving successively as Political Agent in Turkish Arabia, Consul-General in Baghdad, Political Agent and Consul in Zanzibar, and Political Resident in the Gulf. In his obituary in the Geographical Journal Miles was commended for his "unrivalled knowledge of the Arab Â… few political officers anywhere have brought to their work such a profound knowledge of orientalism and such indefatigable energy and patience in collecting vast stores of information by personal research or observation". An outstanding provenance for what is a superb copy of this highly elusive, foundational text for the study of the Gulf in the modern era. It is difficult to imagine a better copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      Washington, D. C.: Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 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. . First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Fair/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Douze nouveaux travestissements

      Paris: Au bureau du journal les modes parisiennes, 1856. Collection de 35 planches coloriées, contenant des images des costumes historiques Album containing 35 coloured plates, depicting several historical costumes. In-4°, recueil de 12 belles planches en couleurs représentant des femmes en robes de théâtre, gravées par Portier. Reliure en toile noire, filets dorés sur les plats. Au milieu du premier plat le titre 'Album' doré. Charnières et coins usés. Dans la même reliure: [DARJOUX], recueil de 20 planches en couleurs contenant un aperçu historique des costumes de dames de 1801 à 1830. Chaque planche avec un texte descriptif + [LACAUCHIE], 3 planches lithographiées et coloriées des costumes historiques du 16- et 17ième siècle. Paris-London, Maison Marinet - Gambart, Junin & Co. 4°, collection of 12 nice coloured plates, depicting women in theatre costumes, engraved by Portier. Binding in black cloth, gilt print frame on boards, in the middle of the upper board title 'album gilt print. Signs of use on joints and corners. In the same binding: [DARJOUX], collection of 20 coloured plates, forming a historical outline of dresses between 1801 and 1830. + [LACHAUCHIE], 3 coloured lithographical plates, heightened with gum, of costumes of the 16th and 17th century. Paris-London, Maison-Marinet - Gambart, Junin & Co

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Marc Van de Wiele]
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        Circus Renz, Heute Sonntag den 12. October große Vorstellung. - Holzschnitt, ein Straußenrennen darstellend.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1856).Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 44 x 64 cm. Vier Beduinen fliehen auf Strauße vor berittenen und säbelschwingenden Angreifern. Wohl eines der seltensten und originellsten Plakate des bekannten Unternehmens! Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Lâ??Ancien Régime et la Révolution

      Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires - Editeurs 1856 8vo (cm. 21,5), XXI - (1)456 pp., 1 c.nn. di Errata. Legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con piccoli nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro al ds. Carte di guardia e tagli marmorizzati. Firmetta di appartenenza sullâ??occhietto. Sporadiche fioriture, più intense sulle prime carte, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Prima rara edizione. Einaudi, 5631 (con una collazione diversa, probabilmente errata).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Dred : a tale of the great Dismal Swamp [2 Volumes]

      Phillips, Sampson, 1856-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Volume 1: vi, 329, 6p. ads; volume 2: v, 370p. 19.5cm.. First edition and printing. Bound in publisher's black cloth, Binding with holly-like blindstamping on covers. Pale yellow endpapers. First printing of Volume I: in line 3 on page 88, the ascender of the in 'dictatorial' almost directly below the vertical stroke of the 'r' in the line just above it. First printing of Volume II: "the Dicksons are fewer, and have" in the ninth line up from the bottom of page 370. BAL 19389. SABIN 92396. Name to second blank of each volume. Shelfwear. Slight cock to spine to Vol. I. Small stamp on fep of vol II. Clean, unmarked pages.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Rheinischen Missionsgesellschaft. Im Auftrage des Vorstandes der Gesellschaft aus den Quellen mitgetheilt.

      Barmen, Steinhaus, 1856. - Dunkler Halbledereinband der Zeit, 8°, 227 Seiten, altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, Reste eines Papierschildchens auf Rücken, Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel, sonst gutes Exemplar. Gegliedert in zwei Abschnitte: Die Missions-Gesellschaft in der Heimath. Die Stationen in der Heidenwelt. Darin behandelt werden auch: Das Klein Namaqualand (Commaggas, Steinkopf, Richtersveld, Pella). Groß Namaqualand (Bethanien und Bersaba). Jonker's Gebiet (Windhoek, Scheppmannsdorf und die Damrastationen). Oasib's Gebiet (Rehoboth, Hoachanas, Nausannabis). Seltenes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        G. Kreutzberg\'s weltberühmte Menagerie. - Zum ersten Male: 2 große Hauptabrichtungen und Hauptfütterungen ... durch den Thierbändiger G. Kreutzberg, in Verbindung der jungen Dame aus Schweden (erst 16 jahre alt). Dieselben werden in dem eigends dazu erbauten Central-Käfig mit Löwen, Tigern, Leoparden, Hyänen und Bären die schwierigsten Abrichtungen ausführen. Zum Schluss: Der Kampf mit Löwen und Tigern von Herrn G. Kreutzberg. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Eigenthümer der Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 8. Oktober 1856. Plakat mit Holzschnitt (37 x 17 cm; sign. F. Seidler in Berlin). Blattgr.: 66 x 45 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Leipzig, der hier seinen gemeinsamen Auftritt mit einer angeblich Sechzehnjährigen bewirbt. Die allgemein als \"junge Schwedin\" bezeichnete Cäcilie Nicolai, eigentlich eine geborene Dänin, begann ihre Karriere als Sängerin und traf mit Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg anlässlich seiner Tournee in Russland zusammen. Kreutzberg engagierte die junge Schönheit und bildete sie zur Raubtier-Dompteuse aus. Die \"junge Schwedin\" wurde zum Kassenmagneten, beendete ihre Karriere aber bald, nachdem sie von einer Hyäne in den Arm gebissen wurde. - Der schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Kreutzberg mit einem Löwen und einem Tiger. - Am linken Rand oben und unten mit Papierergänzungen. Mit 2 kl. Hinterlegungen. Etwas braunfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen. Geschichte, Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden, Militair- und Civil-Ehrenzeichen, Medaillen etc. Nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme. Neue bis zum Jahre 1855 fortgesetzte Ausgabe.

      Brüssel / Gent / Leipzig, Carl Muquardt, 1856 4°, handkoloriertes Frontispiz, 422 S. u. 107 handkolorierte Taf., OLwd. m. Blind- und Goldpräg., Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel tlw. berieben, u. abgegriffen, Gelenke angeplatzt, Titelbl. gebräunt, tlw. min. stockfl. (meist an den Stegen; erste Bl. stärker stockfl.), selten feine Anstreichungen in Bleistift; die Farben sehr frisch, allg. gutes Ex. 2. erweiterte Auflage des Monumentalwerks mit den vorzüglich handkolorierten Orden und Medaillen: Gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1848 wurden hinzugefügt die «in den Jahren 1848 bis 1855 neugestifteten Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen» von: Herzogthümer Anhalt. Baiern. Belgien. Brasilien. Dänemark. Frankreich. Grossbritannien. Haïti. Hannover. Fürstenthümer Hohenzollern. Kirchenstaat. Luxemburg. Mexiko. Modena. Montenegro. Niederlande. Norwegen. Österreich. Parma. Portugal. Preussen. Russland. Sachsen. Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Spanien. Toscana und Türkei. - Carl Johann Muquardt (1813-1863) Verleger in Leipzig und in Brüssel. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - Heraldik Militaria-Kriegsgeschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Anatomie comparée. Recueil des planches de myologie dessinées par Georges Cuvier ou exécutées sous ses yeux par M. Laurillard et Mercier

      Dusacq, (1849-1856), Paris - ______ Format : In-plano. Collation : (4), VI, (2) pp., (41) ff. , 336 planches. En feuilles, sous portefeuille demi-toile de l'époque. ___ "Seeking to produce one great 'Anatomie Comparée', Cuvier spent his life gathering some 13,000 items for the museum's public gallery and collecting drawings and documents; 336 plates made according to his drawings and those of Laurillard appeared between 1849 and 1856, with the title 'Anatomie comparée, Recueil de planches de myologie'." DSB III, 524 This copy is complete of the 336 lithographed plates published. It lacks 12 explanatory text leaves. Published in livraisons during 7 years, this book is of utmost rarity. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France has an incomplete copy with 211 plates only. Nissen ZBI 1005. ____ Première édition. Les dessins de cet ouvrage "étaient destinés par M. Cuvier à accompagner l'édition d'un grand traité d'Anatomie comparée, dont les cinq volumes de ses "Leçons d'anatomie comparée" n'étaient considérés par lui que comme un abrégé, et qu'il se proposait de publier après avoir terminé l' "Histoire naturelle des poissons". Un grand nombre de ces dessins ont été faits par lui même; les autres ont été exécutés par moi sous ses yeux." (Note préliminaire de Laurillard). La publication de cet ouvrage monumental a été longtemps ajournée, aucun éditeur ne voulant prendre le risque de le publier. Une subvention du Ministère de l'Instruction publique l'a permis, bien après la mort de Cuvier, mais il n'a jamais été achevé: les planches 309-310 et 324-325 n'ont jamais publiées, ni le texte accompagnant les planches 336-340. Paru en livraisons sur 7 ans, on en connaît très peu d'exemplaires complets. Cet exemplaire est COMPLET DES 336 PLANCHES parues, mais il manque 12 feuillets d'explication des planches : [pl. 129-142 (Hyène), 240 à 242 (Cabiai) et pl. 259 à la fin]. L'exemplaire de la BNF est incomplet, 211 planches seulement ; celui de la bibliothèque de Strasbourg a 167 planches. De toute rareté. Quelques rousseurs.

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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].

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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