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         Signed Photo with "Ridi, Pagliaccio" Music Quote 1911

      Italian opera composer and librettist (1857-1919), mostly recognized today for his masterpiece Pagliacci. Beautiful signed photo postcard, with a short music quote from the famous aria "Ridi, Pagliaccio", dated in Brissago, Switzerland, in 1911. Size is 3.4 x 5.4 inches, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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         Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. Written during Eight Years' Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America. Two volume set.

      Philadelphia, PA: Willis P. Hazard, 1857. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. Early edition. Octavo (8vo). Two volume set. Half green calf (leather) bindings with marbled paper-covered boards; new leather spine labels. The bindings are rubbed and worn, with minor cracking to hinges, remaining intact and attractive. Marbled endpapers. Vol. I: (5)-402 pages. Vol. II: ii, (403)-792 pages. Contains 150 black-and-white illustrations. Numerous plates are somewhat foxed, and there are instances of minor soiling to numerous pages of text. Howes C241; Wagner-Camp 84:18..

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         Theory of the Heavenly Bodies Moving About the Sun in Conic Sections: A Translation of Gauss's "Theoria Motus." With an Appendix

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1857. Good. First American edition. (Also the first in English.) xvii, 326, 39pp. tables, list of constants, 8 engraved plates of diagrams. Recent black cloth lettered in gilt. A Good copy. Two naval library stamps to prelims and call numbers written on copyright page but no other institutional markings. A few underlines and discrete, easily-erasable pencil checks in margins. German mathematician C.F. Gauss' classic analysis of the problems in determining the motions of planets and comets, an epochal work in orbit theory.

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         VIENDO LA FLOR DE CEREZO EN LOS RECINTOS DEL TEMPLO DE ASAKUSA

      1857 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación: 1857 Dimensiones: Tríptico cada plancha 36,1 X 25,5 cm. Las tres planchas 36,1 x 76,5 cm. Técnica: Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e. Conservación: Buen estado. UBS1

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         Theory of the Heavenly Bodies Moving About the Sun in Conic Sections: A Translation of Gauss's "Theoria Motus " With an Appendix

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1857. Good. First American edition. (Also the first in English.) xvii, 326, 39pp. tables, list of constants, 8 engraved plates of diagrams. Recent black cloth lettered in gilt. A Good copy. Two naval library stamps to prelims and call numbers written on copyright page but no other institutional markings. A few underlines and discrete, easily-erasable pencil checks in margins. German mathematician C.F. Gauss' classic analysis of the problems in determining the motions of planets and comets, an epochal work in orbit theory.

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         Madame Bovary

      Paris: Michel Lévy 1857 - Two volumes. First edition, first issue with dedicatee's name misspelled ("Senart" for "Senard"). Publisher's green paper wrappers, lettered in black. Near fine, with just a touch of toning to the spins, some light wear to the spine ends, a few faint spots to the otherwise bright wrappers, sturdy spine without any signs of starting. An excellent copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Scarce in this condition. Housed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. Madame Bovary is a novel about the adulterous and increasingly indulgent adventures of a newly married young woman with a lust for passion and luxury. In addition to being his first novel, Madame Bovary is renowned as Flaubert's masterpiece because of its realistic portrayal of bourgeois provincial life. Indeed, as the Encyclopaedia Britannica lauds, "Flaubert took a commonplace story of adultery and made of it a book that has continued to be read because of its profound humanity, ushering in, in the process, a new age of realism in literature." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Recollections of Syria and Palestine.

      [Kilmarnock, James M'Kie] for Joseph Masters and others in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1857. 8vo. Presentation binding of brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, ornamented in black and blind, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. 208; light wear to extremities, light marginal browning; presentation copy with inscription on initial blank Presented to the Glasgow Chess Club for Competition by the Author Jany. 1864. Extremely rare sole edition.~b~ The Scot Edward James Jonas was born in 1825 and taught Hebrew at Oxford. This sometimes amusing diaristic collection of impressions gathered during a journey in the Levant reports on Beirut, Tyre, Sidon, Acre, Mount Carmel, and Palestine. We were not able to trace any copy in any library.~i~

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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         Rare Cabinet Photo with Signed Music Quote

      Famous Russian tenor (1857-1918), creator of the main tenor roles in two of Tchaikovsky operas: The Queen of Spades and Iolanta, together with his wife Medea in the main soprano role. Highly regarded by Tchaikovsky, Figner teamed with his wife Medea in most performances during their 15 years married (1889-1904). Rare, large size cabinet photo of him as Raoul in Les Huguenots, photo has been glued at the bottom with a piece of paper with an autograph music quote (from an aria by Raoul in Les Huguenots), signed by the great tenor. Size is 5.25 x 8.25 inches, in excellent condition

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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         Poems by Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate.

      - Edward Moxon & Co., London 1857. Large 8vo. XIII+375 pages. Litographed frontispiece portrait under protective tissue paper. 54 woodcut illustrations (2)+IV+261 pages. Bound untrimmed, with gilt top-edge, in a fine full leather binding of green morocco with richly gilt ornamentation on spine and boards, both inside and outside (Zaehnsdorf, London). A perfect, absolutely unharmed, copy in box covered with matching green morocco and mabled paper matching the endpapers of the book. * Excellent copy of the famous Moxon Tennyson in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. with this important edition, notable because of its mix of Pre-Raphaelite illustrations along with more traditional one. 30 of the woodcut illustrations were designed by Pre-Raphaelites (Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Millais and William Holman Hunt), whereas the rest were done by other Victorian artists (Thomas Creswick, J C Horsley, William Mulready and Clarkson Stanfield). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der Vesuv und die Umgebung von Neapel. Eine Monographie von J. Roth. Mit Tafeln und Holzschnitten.

      Berlin, Wilhelm Hertz, 1857. XLIV, 539 S., 9 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 2 doppelblattgross), einige Holzschnitten im Text Gr.-8° gold und blindgeprägter Originalganzleinenband. Erste Ausgabe der maßgeblichen Monographie zu diesem Thema. Ehelmaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel auf dem Titel, Buchblock etwas gelockert, insgesamt aber gut. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Le Trouvère Grand Opéra en quatre actes Représenté sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra Imperial Traducion Française de Mr. Emilien Pacini... Partition in 8o Piano et Chant Prix net 20f. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Léon Escudier [PN L.E. 1648], 1857. First Edition, second issue of the revised version. Hopkinson 54B (citing two issues, the first of which is engraved and the second lithographed). Including ballet music newly-composed for the Paris production by Verdi to pp. 155-202. l trovatore, to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano with additions by Leone Emanuele Bardare after Antonio García Gutiérrez's play El trovador, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Apollo on January 19, 1853 and in a revised version (as La trouvère) in Paris at the Opéra on January 12, 1857. "Il trovatore, though without doubt one of the two or three most popular Verdi operas, has until recently fared rather badly with critics and commentators, mostly because of its unabashedly formalistic exterior in comparison with the works on either side of it, Rigoletto and La traviata. This attitude at last shows signs of changing, perhaps as our criteria for judging Verdi's musical dramas alter with time. Indeed, many of the most important stages in the critical rehabilitation of this opera have concentrated attention on just those aspects that were earlier castigated. The libretto, for example, with its immovable character types and 'unrealistic' stage action, has recently been seen as one of the work's great strengths, its economy of dramatic means and immediacy of language forming the perfect basis on which to build Verdian musical drama. Similarly, the extreme formalism of the musical language has been seen as serving to concentrate and define the various stages of the drama, above all channelling them into those key confrontations that mark its inexorable progress." "But if one trait can be singled out that best accounts for the opera's success, it is probably the sheer musical energy apparent in all the numbers. Time and again we find a relentless rhythmic propulsion in the accompaniment, and a tendency for the melodic lines to be forced into a restrictive compass, freeing themselves rarely but with consequent explosive power." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Dark brown morocco-backed brown textured paper boards, upper with initials "C.G." gilt, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (recto title within decorative border incorporating the names of various Verdi operas, verso blank), Lithographed. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower outer corner of title. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; front endpaper with small chip to outer edge. Slightly foxed.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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         Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence Across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.  2 folding maps, folding frontispiece & 21 other plates, with numerous illustrations in the text. First edition, later issue. 8vo, original cloth, re-backed, the original back laid-down, with some loss, in a cloth drop-back box. London, John Murray.

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         The North Pacific Surveying and Exploring Expedition: My Last Cruise. Where we went and what we saw: Being an account of Visits to the Malay and Loo-choo Islands, the Coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the Mouth of the Amoor River

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1857 Gilt lettering and 'bear attack' scene, and borders on spine, and blind stamped borders and ship design on front cover. (See: Photos.) Two title pages: "My Last Cruise..." and "The North Pacific..." the first , more whimsical title, has six scenes and two figures, Chinese and a Japanese. It has frontis drawing "women admiring a watch - in Japan", with tissue over it. 507 pages + iv Notices. There are several versions of this edition, and this, the first, includes a nude scene in a bath house in Japan, before it was removed for the sake of modesty. Illustrated throughout with a number of full-page plates. First title is foxed, and just a bit of foxing to a few more preliminary pages. Binding is tight and strong, but spine strip is partly detached along one side. Tiny label from former owner's private library, on front pastedown and first two endpapers include a newspaper article: 'The Hairy Ainu - the Strangest People in the World', by A.H. Savage Landor. Rare!

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         APPENDICE alla RACCOLTA E PARALLELO DELLE FABBRICHE CLASSICHE. Durand. 1857

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         Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an interesting narrative of life among the Apache and Mohave Indians: containing also an interesting account of the massacre of the Oatman family, by the Apache Indians in 1851 .

      Whitton, Towne & Co.'s Excelsior Steam Power Press, San Francisco 1857 - (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). 231pp. Wood-engraved map, portrait of Olive Oatman, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. Housed in a later brown chemise and slipcase. The earliest obtainable edition of the most famous California Indian captivity: lovely example in publisher's cloth. The Oatman family belonged to a sect of Mormons called the Brewsterites, after their leader James C. Brewster. The group followed Brewster to California, which he believed was the proper location for Zion. Along the way the party split into two groups; the Oatman family took a southern route which led them through what is now present day Arizona. They were attacked by members of either the Tolkepayas or Western Yavapais about midway between Pima Village and Yuma. Most of the family was killed except for brother Lorenzo, who was left for dead, and sisters Mary Ann and Olive, who were taken captive. The sisters were soon traded to the Mohaves and brought to what is now Needles, California. Mary Ann died there of starvation and Olive was finally released after three years captivity. "[Olive's] adventures were vividly recounted by Royal Stratton and became a best-seller of the time" (Wagner-Camp). The very rare first edition was published in San Francisco in 1857, under the title Life Among the Indians. Only the Siebert copy of that great rarity has appeared on the market in the last quarter century. The present second edition quickly followed later in the same year and is the earliest obtainable edition. Later, more commonly found editions were published in Chicago and New York. Ayer, Supplement I:121; Graff 4006 (first edition); Howes S1068; Wagner-Camp 294:2; Sabin 92742. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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         Oeuvres Completes 92 volumes

      Paris Gustave Barba !835- 1857 - Complete works of Ch. Paul de Kock. 92 volumes.Slim volumes ( 10 by 17 cms ) Bound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt decorated spines with black labels, titles in gilt. A bright, very attractive set. Images available [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 625 pp. Half bound in green leather over marbled cloth, spine with 4 gilt raised bands and gilt lettering and decorations, light yellow endpapers and pastedowns, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). All is as called for in Smith (including signature 2B2 printed as B2). Smith I, 12; Gimbel A 141. A bit of scattered foxing on the plates and preliminary matter, but most leaves and plates are quite clean; small hairline crack to the bottom of the front joint, otherwise very attractive and sound.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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         Signiertes Photo / Autograph / Autogramm / Signed / Signée

      - Echtphoto mit rückseitigem Postkartenaufdruck, bildseitig von Papst Pius XI mit schwarzer Tinte handsigniert.- Wikipedia: Pius XI. (* 31. Mai 1857 in Desio (Lombardei); † 10. Februar 1939 in Rom) – bürgerlicher Name Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti – war Papst von 1922 bis 1939. Pius XI. widmete sich nach Leo XIII. der Soziallehre und prägte diesen Begriff. In der Enzyklika Quadragesimo anno widmete er sich der Frage der Sozialbindung des Eigentums.- Sein bedeutendstes Konkordat ist neben den Lateranverträgen (Benito Mussolini) wohl das Reichskonkordat mit dem Deutschen Reich (Adolf Hitler) vom 10. September 1933. Oft wird Pius XI. und auch seinem Nachfolger Pius XII. vorgeworfen, sich nicht deutlich genug gegen den Nationalsozialismus gewandt zu haben. Früh wurde er von Edith Stein auf die Judenverfolgung hingewiesen. Verteidiger weisen jedoch darauf hin, dass die 1937 erschienene auf Deutsch verfasste Enzyklika Mit brennender Sorge (lat. Ardente cura), die in Deutschland im Geheimen verteilt werden musste, sehr wohl die nationalsozialistische Ideologie verurteilte /// Standort Wimregal Ill-Umschl2017-7 m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         A Zulu-Kafir Dictionary

      1857 - Etymologically Explained, With Copious Illustrations and ExamplesFirst Edition. 8vo. Fine in modern half morocco, wrappers bound in. xlii, 417pp. Cape Town, Rare. ?By far the most comprehensive work of this description issued up to this period. The author was engaged in the compilation whilst pursuing his missionary labours in Kaffraria and Natal, over a period of a bout twenty years? (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn 1, p. 476. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits.

      Bell & Daldy, London 1857 - With illustrations. First edition. [iv], 114, [2]pp, [24]pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857), wood-engraved frontis and additional title, 8 other wood-engraved plates after the author's sketches. Original morocco-grained blue cloth, the spine slightly darkened and the extremities rubbed, especially the joints. The front free endpaper and frontis have a short clean tear to the head edge neatly closed, as is a similar break in the fore-edge of the blank leaf between the frontis and engraved title. Pages 82-95 have a few reasonably heavy spots of foxing, otherwise a good clean copy. Contemporary owner's name on front endpaper. ***Ferguson 13424. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID.

      London, Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857.. Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration on 3/4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of an uncommon version of a delightful popular tale, first issued for children with 12 illustrations by Benjamin Tabart in 1807. The only copies of our version we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

      New York: Dix, Edwards & Co. 1857 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's purple T cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, lettered in gilt to spine, olive-coated endpapers. A very good copy with some wear and sunning to extremities, especially to spine, as well as with some small areas of loss to spine ends, some light spotting to first few leaves, otherwise tight and clean in a sturdy, unsophisticated binding. BAL 13670. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. Melville's ninth and final novel, The Confidence Man takes place on a steamboat travelling down the Mississippi River and tells the intertwined stories of several different characters as they attempt to gain the trust - or confidence - of the other passengers on the boat. Largely con-artists and scammers, the passengers represent what Melville believed was a major problem in the United States as capitalism grew in popularity. Interestingly, some of Melville's characters are alleged satires of prominent literary figures of the time, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         OMPHALOS AN ATTEMPT TO UNTIE THE GEOLOGICAL KNOT

      JOHN VAN VOORST ; PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON 1857 - First edition/First issue 8vo (19.5cm) viii 376pp, 56 text woodcuts, adverts. brown publisher's cloth, glit. Freeman 81 CONDITION: VERY GOOD. The covers are in good condition with no restoration. Some wear to head of spine and extremities. Small area of wear to rear joint. No serious nicks. Tiny bit of loss to head of spine. Original endpapers cracked but binding very secure - slightly rolled. A few minor marks and smudging only. Ownership blind-stamp of "Nathaniel Buckley, MD, FLS": Buckley was a doctor from Rochdale in Manchester and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. A very, unrestored copy of a scarce 1st edition, which is particularly hard to find in unrestored original cloth. It seems that only 600 copies of the first issue were sold before the title page was re-set (to include the word "CREATION" to make the book's subject clearer) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen Age et à la Renaissance .

      Paris, Librairie archéologique de Vor Didron, 1855 - 1857. - Deux volumes grands in-4, V-176 pp. et 239 pp., complet des 114 planches gravées hors texte et nombreuses figures in texte. Intérieur frais. Demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés de filets et caissons dorés, têtes dorées. Minime amorce de fente à un mors, très légers frottements. Reliure de l'époque. L'Architecture civile et domestique au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance a été écrite en collaboration avec le docteur en médecine et archéologue François Cattois ; les dessins en sont conservés à la bibliothèque de la direction de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (ministère de la Culture). En 1850, Aymar Verdier est architecte diocésain d'Amiens pour le palais épiscopal et le séminaire et fini par être désigné comme diocésain de Beauvais. Parmis ces principales réalisations on note la restauration de la Cathédrale de Beauvais et l'Hôtel de Ville de Compiègne. Bel exemplaire en demi-maroquin de l'époque.

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         The Geology of New Zealand: In Explanation of the Geographical and Topographical Atlas of New Zealand.

      Auckland: T. Delattre, 1864. An English translation by Dr. C. F. Fisher, from the Scientific Publications of the Novara Expedition, comprising important and fascinating observations and survey work by German-Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter at the onset of British settlement in the region. 8vo. 113 pages, plus table of contents, title page. Red cloth boards titled in gilt to front. Volume measures approximately 14 x 21 cm. An early work presenting discoveries made in New Zealand, specifically in Auckland and Nelson, during the Austrian Imperial Novara Expedition. It includes two important lectures delivered by esteemed geologist and expedition leader Ferdinand von Hochstetter. A principal member of the expedition, Hochstetter was involved in its planning from the onset. His surveys were used in the making of the first geological map of New Zealand, created the bases for future geological research. The Novara Expedition (1857-1859) was the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial navy. Seven scientists were onboard, led by geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter and zoologist Georg von Frauenfeld. As well as the notable geological and topographical observations, important botanical research was performed. The first coca plant investigations, in New Zealand and on other islands, resulted in the first use of pure cocaine for medicinal purposes. In 1859, during the expedition, Hochstetter was funded by the government of New Zealand to make a rapid geological survey of the islands. Over 150 years later, his work is regarded as an authoritative primary source still today. In his diaries kept on this expedition, he penned detailed descriptions which were consulted and found invaluable in 2011 when scientists set out to locate the silica terraces on Lake Rotomahana, which had been buried in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. As recent as 2017 his work has been found practical, when his survey of old Lake Rotomahana and the Pink and White Terraces was reverse engineered to provide the coordinates of the Pink, Black and White Terraces. Following eight pages on the "Chartography of New Zealand" by renowned German cartographer August Heinrich Petermann, the volume's content centers largely on Hochstetter's survey of Auckland, beginning with his lecture on the region's geology. Subjects further include its extinct volcanos, Lake Rotomahana and its hot springs [Te Tarata thermal springs], and three inlets on North Island - Whaingaroa [now known as Raglan], Aotea, and Kawhia. Approximately one quarter of the text is devoted to his geological work in the Province of Nelson. Dating to the earliest years of British emigration, not long after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 by the British Crown and various Maori chiefs, Hochstetter observed a little-populated New Zealand, providing most fascinating secondary observations. For example, of the environs of Lake Rotomahana, Hochstetter writes: "The Lake District... is almost exclusively inhabited by the natives, who have selected the most beautiful and fertile banks of Rotorua and Tarawera as their settlements. The Mission Station at Temu (the Rev. Mr. Spencer's residence) is at present the only European habitation, and is the resort of many travellers and naturalists..." "... Hot water bubbles up everywhere... wherever a hole is made... hot steams bursts forth, which we used for cooking our potatoes and meat, spreading them on ferns... native custom." "Some of the basins are so large that a person can swim in them... the celebrated Te Tarata spring... The natives assert that the whole water in the principal basin is sometimes ejected suddenly with vast force, and that it is possible to look into the empty basin, thirty feet deep, which fills again speedily." Of the extinct volcanos of Auckland, Hochstetter reminisces: "The name Rangitoto, which signifies 'Sky of Blood'... the reflection of streams of lava in the nightly sky... Transformed through the diligence and enterprise of the European settler into fertile cultivated districts, the Auckland volcanos are but monuments of a remarkable history of the Maori race. On their summits were the fortified pas of the chiefs, while at the foot of the hills were distributed the huts and kumera cultivations of the slaves. ... the Maori feudal castles have decayed; the terraces and holes are the only remaining monuments of a brave people which were annihilated in the bloody, cannibal wars of Hongi... in the years 1820 and 1830, and whose deeds live only in song and tradition. " The Novara Expedition (1857-1859) was the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial navy. Authorized by Archduke Maximillian, the journey lasted 2 years 3 months, from 30 April 1857 until 30 August 1859. The expedition was accomplished by the frigate Novara, under the command of Kommodore Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, with 345 officers and crew, plus 7 scientists aboard. Preparation for the research journey was made by the "Imperial Academy of Sciences in Vienna" and by specialized scholars under direction of the geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter and the zoologist Georg von Frauenfeld. The first coca plant investigations, in particular on St. Paul Island, the Nicobar Islands, and on New Zealand, created the bases for future geological research. In 1865, James Hector would produce the first geological map of New Zealand, based on local surveys by Ferdinand Hochstetter at Auckland and Nelson, together with surveys made by others in various regions. The expedition's introduction of coca plant leaves made it possible to isolate cocaine in its pure form for the first time in 1860. The collections of botanical, zoological (26,000 specimens), and cultural material brought back enriched the Austrian museums, in particular the natural-history museum. They were also studied by Johann Natterer, a scientist who collected Vienna museum specimens during 18 years in South America. The geomagnetic observations made throughout the whole expedition significantly increased the scientific knowledge in this field. The oceanographic research, in particular in the South Pacific, revolutionized oceanography and hydrography. The results of the voyage were compiled into a 21-binder report of the Viennese Academy of Sciences, titled "Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde (1861-1876)" ("Journey of the Austrian Frigate Novara Around the Earth"). Also published were many woodcuts under the same title (in 3 volumes, by K. Scherzer 1864-1866). Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884) was a German-Austrian geologist with an illustrious career in his field of expertise. In 1852 he joined the staff of the Imperial Geological Survey of Austria and was engaged until 1856 in the Bohemian Forest, and in the Fichtel Hills and Karlsbad mountains. His excellent reports earned him great acclaim, and he was subsequently selected as geologist to the Novara expedition (1857-1859), during which he made numerous valuable observations. In 1859 he was employed by the government of New Zealand to make a rapid geological survey of the islands. On his return he was appointed in 1860 professor of mineralogy and geology at the Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute in Vienna, and also became the tutor of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria. In 1876 he was made superintendent of the Imperial Natural History Museum. In these later years he explored portions of Turkey and eastern Russia, and he published papers on a variety of geological, paleontological and mineralogical subjects. New Zealand's endemic Hochstetter's frog, Leiopelma hochstetteri, is named after him. Several other species bear his name in their scientific names, including the Takahe, Porphyrio hochstetteri, and Powelliphanta hochstetteri, a species of New Zealand's giant carnivorous land snails. New Zealand geography also carries his legacy. Hochstetter Peak on Trinity Peninsula in Antarctica is named after Hochstetter, as are New Zealand's Mount Hochstetter (West Coast Region) and the Hochstetter Dome and Hochstetter Icefall close to the Tasman Glacier.

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         REVUE DE L'ART CHRETIEN. Recueil Mensuel d'Archéologie Religieuse. Années 1857 à 1914. 65 volumes.

      1857 - 1914, Librairie De A. Pringuet 1857 - 65 volumes totalisant plusieurs dizaines de milliers de pages. Superbe et abondante iconographie dans et hors-texte. ( il manque les tomes 10, 11, 18 et 32 3 volumes: 13, 22 et 29 sont des rééditions modernes ). Malgré les manques, EXCEPTIONNELLE SERIE complète de ses planches dépliantes et de ses volumes de tables. DE TOUTE RARETE.- 64 volumes in-8 ( 250 X 170 mm pour les premiers volumes, puis le format change en 285 X 230mm ), demi-chagrin bleu-nuit, dos à nerfs jansénistes, têtes dorées ( sauf le tome 64 qui est en cartonnage de l'éditeur ).- 3 volumes de supplément in-8 ( 285 X 230mm ) demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs jansénistes, têtes dorées.- 1 volume de TABLE METHODIQUE des articles publiés depuis l'origine ( janvier 1857 ) jusqu'au 31 décembre 1881. Suivie de la TABLE GENERALE DES DESSINS. Librairie du Pas-de-Calais à Arras et D. Dumoulin et Cie à Paris, 1882. In-8 ( 250 X 160 mm ) de 56 pages, demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs jansénistes.- 2 tables reliées en 1 volume in-8 ( 285 X 230mm ) demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs jansénistes, têtes dorées.: TABLE ANALYTIQUE GENERALE de la REVUE DE L'ART CHRETIEN des années 1883 à 1885. Lille - Paris, Desclée de Brouwer et Cie, S.D.( 1895 ). 47 pages. - REVUE DE L'ART CHRETIEN, TABLE ALPHABETIQUE 1883-1909. Lille - Paris, Desclée de Brouwer - Edouard Champion, 1914. 112 pages.*****ATTENTION, vu le poids élevé de l'ensemble ( + de 80 kg ), une expédition hors de l'Union Européenne n'est pas envisageable. Pour les amateurs de l'U.E. merci de se renseigner sur les frais de port avant de passer commande.***** Beaux-Arts Religion Antiquité Archéologie Architecture [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID.

      London, Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857. Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration on 3/4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of an uncommon version of a delightful popular tale, first issued for children with 12 illustrations by Benjamin Tabart in 1807. The only copies of our version we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Pierers Universal-Lexikon, Encyclopädisches Wörterbuch 4. Auflage, 19 Bände, 1857-1865

      H. A. Pierer 1857-1865, Altenburg - Selten. Pierers Universal-Lexikon der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart oder Neuestes encyclopädisches Wörterbuch der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe. Vierte (4.) umgearbeitete und stark vermehrte Auflage. 19 Bände (komplett). In schönen Original-Halblederbänden, Rücken für die Zeit mit üppigen Goldprägungen. Format ca. 24 x 16 cm. Mehr als 18.000 S. In Band 1 ein Stahlstich von H. A. Pierer (s. Bilder 6+7). Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist die dekorative Rückenfront sehr einheitlich, die Goldverzierungen noch kräftig. Zwei Rückenkanten etwas ausgefasert, eine (Band 18) mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle. Die Bände einschließlich Buchdeckel & -kanten nur etwas berieben; von einer bzw. vier beriebenen Stellen am Buchrücken (Band 8 & 10) abgesehen. An zwei Außengelenken (4 bzw. 2 cm vom Rand entfernt) eine aufgeplatzte Stelle von ca. 7 cm, in der Rückenansicht nicht zu sehen. Oberer Buchschnitt gedunkelt. Innen vollständig, keine losen Seiten, keine Anstreichungen. Alles fest eingebunden, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den Innendeckeln. Seiten teils gebräunt; die vorderen & hinteren Seiten mit Fleckigkeit, ansonsten nur vier Bände etwas & fünf Bände durchgängig fleckig, die restlichen Bände ohne weitere Flecke. Eine Seite in einem Band mit kleinem Einriss; in einem weiteren Band vier Seiten eingerissen & ein Fehlstück von 1 x 1 cm; die Schrift dabei jeweils nicht betroffen. Auf einem Innendeckel Spuren einer wegradierten, handschriftlichen Widmung sowie ein Stempel (ausgesondert). Auf dem Titelblatt (sowie einem Schmutzblatt) ein Stempel (Bibliotheca Carmeli Straubingani). ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Pierer-Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 35000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Barchester Towers. In Three Volumes

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. First edition, first printing, 1857, with "tatooed" for "tabooed" in volume II. Three volumes in custom cloth case by Riviere, bearing the signed bookplate of noted film actor Jean Hersholt inside. Original brown cloth bindings with gilt spine lettering, 8" tall. Volume I has brick red endpapers advertising Mrs. Jameson's Works and An Introduction to the Holy Scriptures, advertisement for The Warden at front, half-title, viii, 305p, [1], 2p publisher's ads. Volume II has brick red endpapers advertising Treasury of Geography and The Life and Epistles of St. Paul, iv, 299p, [1], no half-title or ads. Volume III: same endpapers as first volume, iv, 321p, [1], 2p publisher's ads. The books have some wear including a trace of fraying to corners and spine ends, some general shelf soil and a slightly lighter color rectangle at the top of each front cover where there may have been a label at some point (no damage from removal if that was the case), all the hinges are internally cracked but text blocks sound, endpapers rubbed with some spots showing from the old glue to the pastedowns, pages have some finger soil from use and a few corner creases, no names or other markings, good overall. The protective case - in green cloth with gilt spine lettering - is in very good condition with some minimal shelf rubbing, Jean Hersholt (1886-1956) bookplate inside left side with original signature, additional Hersholt label on inside portion of spine. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good Case. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      1857 - including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence Across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. 2 folding maps, folding frontispiece & 21 other plates, with numerous illustrations in the text. First edition, later issue. 8vo, original cloth, re-backed, the original back laid-down, with some loss, in a cloth drop-back box. London, John Murray. Inscribed on the front free endpaper 'Mrs. Dr. Bates with kind salutations from David Livingstone 28th feby 1858 Glasgow'. Livingstone, who trained as a doctor after enduring real hardships as a boy, was eventually to become the most famous name in the story of African exploration in the nineteenth century. He did not set out as an explorer, but a missionary, hoping to convert the native africans to Christianity. He failed almost completely, there being only one person converted in his entire time on the continent. What he did achieve was bringing the horrors of the slavery movement to public attention, and his extraordinary feats of exploration, from crossing the Kalahari desert to finding a route from the upper Zambezi to the coast, which contributed a great deal towestern knowledge of central and southern Africa. In 1855, Livingstone discovered a vastwaterfall which he named 'Victoria Falls'.From 1866 to 1873 he attempted to find the source of the Nile, but in May 1876 he died after years of ill health. The rear pocket empty, the map included with its companion by the binder, corners bumped, frontispiece and one folding map torn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

      John Murray, London. 1857 - First edition. Octavo. pp [x], 687, 8 adverts. Illustrations, including folding frontispiece, tissue-guarded portrait of the author, two folding maps at rear one of which is in a pocket. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Some staining to rear cover, some wear to the rear hinge and tail of spine a little rubbed. Corners bumped. Five early leaves creased at upper corners. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         On the pathology, symptoms, and treatment of ulcer of the stomach.

      - London, J.Churchill, 1857, 8°, XX, 2812, (1) pp., Leinenband d.Zt.; St.a.Tit. First Edition! "A comprehensive account of peptic ulcer; includes a review of the results of than 7.000 post-mortems." First Edition. Williasm Brinton (1823-1867) lectured on physiology and forensic at St. Thoma's Hopital." Garrison & Morton No. 3454 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CARDIGAN, James Brudenell, 7th Earl (1797-1868). General; led the Charge of the Light Brigade

      - Autograph Letter Signed (?Cardigan?) to an unidentified correspondent, a strong letter of recommendation for Dr. [E.H.] Nolan, author of the History of the War with Russia.4 pages 8vo, Portman Square, 20 April 1857. ?I beg to state that I became acquainted with Doctor Nolan in consequence of his being the Author of the History of the War with Russia, being anxious to point out to him that he had received erroneous information with regard to some details of the conduct of the Cavalry. The publication of the volume . . . written by himself is a proof of his literary acquirements, and I found Doctor Nolan remarkably courteous in his manner and very obliging. I believe therefore that he would be particularly well qualified to fill the situation which he is anxious to obtain.?E.H. Nolan's two-volume illustrated history of the Crimean War was published in 1857. There is no doubt that safeguarding the reputation of the cavalry was of paramount importance to Cardigan. Bitter accusations had flown between Cardigan and his brother-in-law Lord Lucan over the responsibility for the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade, the culmination of their enmity. Cardigan was later to challenge Lucan to a duel for supporting a writer who cast aspersions on his courage; the duel never took place due to a series of misunderstandings and missed encounters. Other writers on the Crimean war endured numerous letters in Cardigan's very difficult hand. Doctor Nolan was evidently fortunate to have, eventually, earned Cardigan's approbation. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA POPOLARE ITALIANA OVVERO DIZIONARIO GENERALE DI SCIENZE, LETTERE, ARTI, STORIA, GEOGRAFIA, ECC. Opera compilata sulle migliori in tal genere, inglesi, tedesche e francesi

      dalla Società l' Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1857. ITALIANO 63 Opera composta da 23 volumi, 1 Atlante e 7 supplementi dei vol. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 e 9, macanti il volume 1 e 15. Tutti con mezza legatura, pergamena al dorso con titoli e fregi incisi e piatti rivestiti di cartone decorato. All' interno numerose illustrazioni derivate da incisioni in legno e tavole in rame. Fioritura sparsa alle pagine e ai tagli, usura del tempo alle coperte, le tavole dell' atlante sono integre ma sono presenti aloni e tracce di precedente umidità.Possibilità di vendita singola USATO

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         Der Spahlenschwibogen (Spalentor).

      Gemalt: Basel Aug.: 57., 1857, - 19x25 cm (Bild), Original Aquarell auf grauem Papier mit schwarzem Tuscherand, 1 Blatt, in Passepartout, in Ubereckvergoldeter Rahmen. (68.5x44.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Signiert links unten: "Gez: : .Gemalt: v Louis Dubois?, u. rechts unten: ?Basel Aug: 57? [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Little Dorrit. With illustrations by H. K. Browne.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857 - Octavo (220 x 147 mm). Contemporary half morocco, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Wear to sides and spine, scuffing to tips, plates slightly foxed with occasional offsetting, light foxing to text block. A very good copy. Frontispiece, engraved title, 38 plates, 8 of which are "dark plates", all by H. K. Browne (Phiz). First edition, first impression, in book form with all points of first issue, as per Smith. Originally published in monthly parts from December 1855 to June 1857, this edition is bound from parts and there is some evidence of stab-marks in gutter-margins. Smith I, 91-3; Hatton & Cleaver 307-330; Podeschi 136-7. [Attributes: First Edition]

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