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      - 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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      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.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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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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      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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        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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      - A beautiful large (10-3/8" x 13-1/4") silver print portrait of writer Gertrude Atherton (1857 - 1948) SIGNED by the photographer in pencil "Arnold Genthe/N.Y." below the image on the original 14" x 18" mat. Lovely, soft image of this writer best known for her books on California by a photographer also strongly connected to that state. On the verso of the mat are two small New York Historical Society stamps, one dated 5 May 1943, as well as the penciled date 16 March 1943. Various chips and tears, some large, along the margins of the mat, but none coming close to either the photograph or Genthe's signature. Mat in Good condition, photograph Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Zulu Kafir Dictionary

      Etymologically Explained, With Copious Illustrations and ExamplesFirst Edition. 8vo. Fine in modern half morocco, wrappers bound in. xlii, 417pp. Cape Town,

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        The Lord of The Isles.

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black. 1857 - Full hard grain morocco, 8.25 inches tall. A superb binding by H. Bowie of Edinburgh with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and a fine gilt roll framing the boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with wood engravings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert. A note written by Sir Walter Scott is attached to the free endpaper. In pristine condition inside and out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Playbill. Tuesday, June 2nd, 1857. Equestrian performances, under the direction of Miss Ella.

      R.S. Francis, printer. 1857 Folio playbill, large woodcut illus.; old folds, a few small tears along folds, small tear to lower margin repaired on verso with archival tape. 50 x 25cm.An evening of 16 circus acts performed by the Grand Equestrian American Circus of which 'Miss Ella' was its star. Ella was in fact a boy, born Omar Kingsley in 1840. Having run away from his St. Louis home to join a travelling circus he was allowed to join only if he swore to live the rest of his life as Ella Zoyara. Her performances in front of a rapturous crowds were described later by Edward Stirling. Ella would perform 'her marvellous evolutions on two, three, and four horses running at full speed around the ring. The leaps that fair equestrian took, clearing four horses at a time, astonished large audiences'. On July 1st 1857 Lewis Carroll 'notes having gone with his brother Skeffington to the circus at Drury Lane specifically "to see the little Ella again"' and described her as 'no longer little but as graceful as ever' (Lindsay Smith. Lewis Carroll; photography on the move). Although rumours about Ella's true identity emerged later - he later gave up performing as Ella to become a circus manager - she was accepted by audiences as a woman and even revered for her beauty. She is portrayed in the woodcut as a beautiful and very feminine young woman. The advertised programme begins with a performance by 'Miss Wells --- Clown, Swann', and includes repertoires by the Manchester Boy, Madame Newsome and Madame Schaplin amongst others. Miss Ella, the main act printed in bold, was to perform her 'Steeple Chase Act' and 'Balloon Act'. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Un Été dans le Sahara.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1857 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE du premier livre de Fromentin. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères - 1857 - 294 pages. Belle reliure à la bradel plein maroquin turquoise signée Huser. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins, non rogné. Double filet doré sur les coupes et les chasses. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contreplats. Couverture verte et dos conservés. Étui à liseré légèrement frotté. Rares rousseurs. Très bel exemplaire bien relié. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1857 - Bradbury and Evans, 1857. 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne [Phiz], complete with all advertisements as called for by Hatton and Cleaver, a modicum of foxing to the plates and in the margins of the text, original printed wrappers. An exceptionally good copy. 8” and 625pp. Errata listed after list of plates on xvi. All but one of the Smith first issue points present for the first issue. Namely: •              (ix), Chap XII – p97 - title not hyphenated in text •              xi, Chap VIII – p385 - “It Never Does” not in quotes in text •              xii, Chap. XXIII – “Mrs Flintwinch” here, but “Mistress Affery” in text; also comma after “promise” here but not in text •              (xiii), entry 19 – caption on illustration has dash after “Pensioner” •              35, 5 lines up – some words “struggledtoexpress” are closely spaced •              50, 13 lines up – spacing is be off in “po litical” •              (97) – no headline or page number •              114, line 7 – single quote followed by period (full stop) instead of 2 quotes or double quotes before “Mr” •              197, 14 lines up – capital “W” in “When” •              200, 6 lines up – no end quotes for those preceding “very” •              216, line 26 – initial quotes outside parenthesis •              232, line 1 – line ends with single not double quotes •              265, line 18 – “fidgetty” •              317, line 27 – for “William” read “Frederick” (Dickens errata) •              342, line 30 – “chimnies” •              360, line 6 – “diceing” •              371 – signature 2B2 is printed B2 (corrected in later copies) •              377, 7 lines up – quotes missing before “Because” •              456, 7 lines up “a” missing after “into” •              470, 8 lines up – single end quote rather than double •              467 – 474 – for 'Rigaud' read  'Blandois'. (Dicken’s Errata) •              NO errata slip inserted p481. •              Three line errata footnote of plate list. Not present: •              xii, Chap. XXI – title not hyphenated in text   Size: 8vo.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles and red label. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – many of the plates foxed, first few quite badly. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1857 Binding: Hardback   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missionary Travels

      London: John Murry, 1857. Full leather. Very good. London: John Murry, 1857. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. First Edition. First Issue. Missionary Travels and Ressearches in South Africa. 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. Illustrated fold-out frontispiece and other etchings. Bound recent in full brown morocco, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, gilt title, leather turn-ins, marbled end paper, all edges gilt.

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      1857-1859. Log of the brig "Surf," 174 pages, 8.25" x 13.5", marbleized covers. The "Surf" was built at the Carleton Norwood and Company shipyard in Rockport, Maine. The entries are from 1857-1859 and begin on February 12, 1857, during a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to New York. William McIntire is the ship's Master. The "Surf" then travels from New York to Cienfuegos (southern coast of Cuba) to Turks Island (southeast of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola) to New York to Salem to Camden in September 1857. The next two pages have no entries but have pencil drawings of ships including an ironclad flying the British Union Jack. The next pages are headed "Journal on Board Brig Surf from Camden towards New Orleans John Mcintire Master" (January-February 1858) with a notation "Brig Surf in Mississipi River" (March). The "Surf" then sailed from New Orleans to Boston to Camden to Charleston (S.C.) to Baltimore to Portland (Me.) to Rockport (home port) to Wilmington (N.C.) to Boston to Rockport to New Orleans to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to Providence (R.I.) to Rockport to Charleston to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to New Orleans (last entry, November 8, 1859). There are pencil doodles on many pages and drawings of two pigs on one page and pencil rubbings of horses on another page. The brig "Surf" was involved in an incident in the Civil War and on January 28, 1862, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine Congressman Samuel C. Fessenden presented a "petition of Carleton Norwood and Company praying indemnity for seizure of the brig Surf." <br /><br />By comparing the handwriting, the Log was kept by at least three different shipmates, some darkly penned, some lightly penned. Most entries track the weather and record the speed of the ship by the hour, occasionally noting significant events and the sighting of other vessels. Excerpts: "the Ship Crystal packet boat come onboard of us. She is from the Sandwich islands 75 days out bond to New Bedford," "there are 24 hours and deck breeze and fine weather all hands employed pinning discharging Cargo and Clearing up the hold for taken cargo," "finished taking in the homeward cargo consisting of 9525 Bushels of Salt in bulk and 4 Pakgs of old copper hoops," "Brig Surf in Mississipi River…Comes in thick of fogg wind ESE and moderate 9 A.M. Breaks up in the river thick outside all day as far as I could see ends same Man forward seemed better so he said was mending clothes A.M. 1/2 4 P.M. was sitting on forecastle whittling fell over and died in about 10 minutes time sent on board Brig O C Clarey for Capt Philbrook to come on board and Capt Cables Brig Joseph they came layed him out & went on shore to get a coffin made could git none was informed could bury him on stake Isle below here close to the light house borrowed a spade to dig a grave for him…Francis Antonio was a native of the Western Islands Aged about 36 Years…went to the S. W. pass light house fogg so thick could not find the way to stake Island got a Man from the Light to show us where we could fin suitable place to bury him, took us to the N.W. of the light house on the opposite side of the Bayou about 3/4 mile on a small Island where others were buried there we dug him a grave and buried him in silence under some brushes set two pieces of Boards at the foot and head of the grave are at the head was an imitation of a cross and returned to our vessels in sadness for we could feel otherwise than sad that has lost friends…" Boards rubbed, minor spotting on some pages, spine heavily worn with small losses. The front cover is loose, but the book is internally sound. Overall, in good condition.

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      Inbunden bok. Librairie Centrale Des Sciences, Paris 1857. XI+823+(2) s.+ 6 litografiska planscher. Samtida halvfranskt band med slitna hörn. 24x16 cm. Inlagan väl sammanhållen men genomgående lagringsfläckad. Fransk text. Med boken följer ett handskrivet brev (1 s.), daterat 1947, från den Londonbaserade svenske fysiologen och spridaren av svensk kunskap på området, Edgar Ferdinand Cyriax (svärson till Jonas Henrik Kellgren), till den svenske gymnastik-ivraren Dr. Gunnar Frostell. Cyriax kommenterar boken i brevet, bl.a. Dallys uppfattning "att Ling hämtade sin metod från Confucius i China".

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        Correspondence respecting insults in China. Presented to the House of Commonsby command of Her Majesty, 1857.

      London Harrison and Sons 1857 - First edition. viii, 228pp., original printed blue wrappers, rebacked, light stains to covers, corner wear, a very good copy. Scarce parliamentary paper dealing with the Second Opium War. Includes papers by Sir Henry Pottinger, Sir John Davis, the Earl of Aberdeen, and Viscount Palmerston. Amongst the subjects covered are distrbances at Canton and the burning of factories; persecution of Chinese in British employ at Amoy; attacks on British at Foo-chow; affray between Americans and Chinese at Whampoa; etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

      2 volumes. John Murray. London. 1857. Octavo. xx, 480pp.; vii, (1), 428pp. Text illus. Full contemporary calf, elaborately gilded to spine, in six compartments, leather labels in red and olive with gilt lettering. Double gilt border rules to boards, with floral stops, edge tooling in gilt. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Slight discolouration to area of upper board of Volume I. Minor shelf wear and rubbing to corners. Bookplate stamp A.H.R. to ffep of each volume. Inscription to ffep of Volume I. "Arthur H. Robinson from his friend James Oswald on his leaving Eton Easter 1862" added note "James Oswald only son of O of Auchincruive Ayrshire d. Dec. 1865"[James Oswald born on 31 May 1848. He was the son of Alexander Haldane Oswald of Auchincruive and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Frederica Craven. He died on 17 December 1865 at age 17.]

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        Mr. Hardy Lee, His Yacht. Being XXIV Sketches on Stone, by Chinks.

      A. Williams and Co.. Hardcover. Boston, 1857. Oblong quarto, morocco backed pictorial boards. Illustrated with twenty four lithographs. The story of a man who, upon inheriting a fortune, takes up yachting. An exceedingly scarce title. The Club of Odd Volumes reprint identifies the artist as Charles Ellery Stedman. Eric Rudd, in an article published in 1974, suggests that the lithographs may have been done by Winslow Homer, though others have disputed that claim. This copy with some amateur hand coloring to the cover and the first three and final lithograph. Some marks to versos, ownership marks on preliminary page. Contents otherwise excellent. Boards are still attached, though the binding has chipped in sections. Quite good overall despite the flaws. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. OCLC 8785099, locating seven copies, all at major institutions. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1857. First Edition.

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        The Professor, 2 Volumes

      Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 2 volumes rebound in 3/4 red leather with marbled covers and gilt edging. 5 raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and lettering. Gilt top page edge. Some scuffing on edges and light wear at side page edge. Marbled endpapers. Some foxing on the first few pages and back pages. Volume 1 has 2 pages of ads in back. Vol 2 has 8 pp of book ads. Page 21 of Vol. 2 has points on first and second line.8x5.25. More photos on request.

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        The Kafirs of Natal and the Zulu Country

      1857 - First edition. Coloured map, frontispiece, 4 plates (3 lithographs) & 11 woodcuts. 8vo. Original illustrated cloth, gilt, spine sunned. x, 403pp. London, E. Stanford, ?One of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The volume contains a history of Chaka and his successors, togther with a complete account of the personal appearance, mode of life, and the political, social, and domestic institutions of the natives, with information respecting their superstitions, laws, warfare, and manufactures? (Mendelssohn). In presenting an accurate ethnography of these tribes, Shooter's work lay the foundation on which Doehne and others built. The appendix includes a grammar of the Kaffir langage. Theal, p271; Mendelssohn, p315. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Kafirs of Natal and Zulu Country.

      London: E. Stanford,, 1857. Octavo (212 x 132 mm). Later 19th-century red calf, spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label, double gilt fillets to sides enclosing dotted blind roll, marbled edges and endpapers, turn-ins hatched in blind. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, 3 similar plates, wood-engravings to the text, hand-coloured sketch map. Bound with the half-title. A few small markings to sides, light rubbing to spine-ends and corners, mild toning, a little spotting to endpapers, lithographic plates foxed and offset, a couple with small tide-marks in margins. A very good copy. First edition of "one of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the 19th century" (Mendelssohn). The author spent four years as a missionary in Albert, Natal, and provides a detailed account of Zulu and Xhosa customs and beliefs, and a history of Shaka Zulu and his successors. His own findings are supplemented by reference to the accounts of Döhne, Isaacs, and the early English settler Henry Francis Fynn.

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        The Garies and their Friends.

      G. Routledge, London. 1857 - First edition. Small octavo. pp vi, 298. Two-page Preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Only the second novel by an African-American and the first to deal with the lives of free blacks in the north rather than with slavery. BOUND WITH: The Old Dower House, a Tale of Bygone Days, by Mrs. Grey, J. & C. Brown, London, N.D. Period binding of quarter black leather with gilt decoration to spine, cloth sides.Front inner hinge cracked. Covers rubbed at the edges. Internally very good. Rare: Copac lists only two copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Florigraphia Britannica;. (4 Vols Complete)

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1857 - Or Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain. 4 Volumes complete, uniformly bound in green cloth, decorative blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spines, decorative tooling and titles in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, tegs, all have the ownership stamp of James Almond, Clayton Lodge, Clayton-le-Dale, Nr Blackburn to either front of rear blank pages, pencil name to Vol 1. Volume 1, [36], 460 pp, 86 col pls (each with 6 species per plate a total of 524), [14] index. Vol 2, [30], 461-930 pp, 96 col pls, (525-1076 species images), [14]. Vol 3, [1], 932-1304 pp, 85 col pls, (1077-1566 species images), 80 pp supplement, (xxix), [14]. Vol 4, has its own subtitle page, The Ferns of Britain and their Allies:. , synopsis of the Genera, [22], 9-136 pp, 29 B&W pls, [4] index,[4] adverts. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848 then reissued in 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered since then. Originally published in fascicles 1841-1848; reissued 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered or naturalized later. Vol. 3 includes suppl.: Synoptical table of the British plants arranged according to the natural orders. Vol. 4 has special t.p.: The ferns of Britain and their allies. An excellent set in wonderful condition, rarely found as such! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 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 Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original reddish-brown sand-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants) to rear pastedown. Folding frontispiece, engraved portrait of Livingstone with tissue-guard, 22 further plates, folding geological cross section, 2 folding maps, of which one in end-pocket, wood-engravings to the text. With 8 pages of publisher's advertisements dated 1 November 1857 to rear. Ownership inscription, "Lizzie Henderson, Jany 1906" to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, slightly bumped at foot, front inner hinge cracked but firm, light spotting to edges, frontispiece foxed and offset, quire 2E starting. A very good copy. First edition, Bradlow's variant 2: the frontispiece and plates facing pages 66 and 225 are all tinted lithographs by T. Picken, and the extra leaf after page 8 is absent. Frank R. Thorold called this the first issue, and Gaston Renard believed it to be the second, but as many as 11 variants of the first edition are known and a reliable order of precedence has never been established: it is now accepted that "the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the issue with the extra leaf numbered 8* and 8+ is not the first issue" (Bradlow). The extra leaf contains information on Moffat's mission at Kuruman and on Livingstone's marriage and the upbringing of his children, and Bradlow could only speculate as to the reasons for the interpolation: "Why did Livingstone decide to have the extra leaf after page 8 inserted? Did he feel that he had neglected his wife by not mentioning her in this way in the first place? All these questions and a host of others will occur to trained bibliographers and it may well be, that, in the future, some indefatigable researcher will find the answers." Missionary Travels is one of the emblematic accounts of African exploration in the 19th century and the foundation of the Livingstone legend. It describes the first of his three major expeditions, "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). Provenance: from the noted travel collection of Humphrey Winterton, with his monogram book-label to the front pastedown.

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        Glasgow and its Clubs: or Glimpses of the Condition, Manners, Characters, and Ottities of the City. Second edition. London, Richard Griffin

      1857 - Second edition. 8vo, viii, 496pp, original boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit (in original parts)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First issue in twenty parts (volume 19 in two parts), with the errata slip in volume XVI, and forty illustrations by Browne ("Phiz"). First issue points present, with these exceptions: a) lacking last page of ads at the rear of volume I; b) volume II: "The Eclectic Review" ad at the rear bound p 3, 4, 1, 2; c) volume V: with "Parasols" ad at the front; d) volume VII: lacking "The Morisonian Monument" ad at the rear, and plates bound No. 14, 13; e) volume VIII: with "Parasols" ad at the front, and "The Morisonian Monument" ad bound at the rear; f) volume IX: plates bound No. 18, 17; g) volume XIII: lacking the two slips following the plates; h) volume XV: plates bound No. 30, 29; i) volume XVII: plates bound No. 34, 33; j) last volume: with "Persian Parasols" ad at the front, rear wrapper headed "The Best Show of Iron Bedsteads." Published from December 1855 to June 1857, preceding a cloth edition. Publisher's original blue illustrated paper wrappers. All volumes in Very Good or better condition with light repairs to the spines, as usual, and light scattered foxing. The spine of volume 19 restored. "Little Dorrit is deeply serious on levels that have not at all dated and are as relevant to our time as to his. We are reminded constantly that Dickens began his career as a reporter in a court of law. In his great novels, the merry journalist has become an acid critic, a coldly sardonic social analyst that no amount of "entertainment" can disguise. If Shakespeare is a greater psychologist than Freud, then Dickens is at least as ruthless a critic of capitalist greed and self-serving bureaucracy as Marx" (Stevenson). A handsome set, housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box by Root and Son. Hatton and Cleaver pp 305-30.

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        The Professor, a tale.

      Smith, Elder, & Co. 1857 - FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Half titles, final ad. leaf vol. I, 8pp ads & 16pp cata. (June 1857) vol. II. Orig. purple morocco-grained cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; faded, expertly repaired. Smith p.162 - the primary binding. Sadleir 347, Wolff 827. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Valley of the Tombs of the Kings

      - 1857. Original photograph, albumen print, 16,2 x 23,4 cm, on mount with description. Signed in the plate. KEYWORDS:egypt/thebe/photo

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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1857 - Good in boards. Toning and scuffing throughout. Chips, fading, and wear to panels. Soiling to pastedowns and endpages. Complete in 5 volumes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States..

      1857. Volume of 27 Items Concerning the Admission of Kansas to the Union as Either a Slave or Free State, Includes a First Edition of the Dred Scott Report and 2 Items with the Signature of Stephen A. Douglas [Slavery]. [Kansas]. [Hopkins, James Herron [1832-1904]. Howard, Benjamin C., Reporter. Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F.A. Sandford. December Term 1856. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. 289 pp. First edition. [Bound with] "Minority Report of Hon. William H. Welsh, From the Select Committee to Which was Referred the Resolutions Relative to the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case," Daily Legislative Record, No. 99, [Harrisburg]: Published by Geo. Bergner & Co., For the Legislature of Pennsylvania, May 11, 1857. pp. 1-6 [And] 25 Speeches and Articles on Issues Relating to the Admission to Kansas to the Union. 27 items in all. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets and newspaper articles bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine (reading Howard, Report of the Decision of Supreme Court in Dred Scott Case). Light rubbing to extremities, light toning to contents, somewhat heavier in places, occasional clean tears, a few repaired with archival tape. Some items have annotations. A few clipped signatures, including those of Stephen Douglas and Simon Cameron, tipped-in. Ex-library. Location number to spine, small stamps to front endleaves, embossed stamp to title page of the Dred Scott Report. $3,500. * First edition. Later re-bound, this volume was compiled by Hopkins, a prominent Pittsburgh lawyer and businessman, later a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represented the district surrounding Pittsburgh in 1875-1877 and 1883-1885. The contents relate to the debate over the admission of Kansas to the Union as either a slave of free state. It includes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott Case, which invalidated the Missouri Compromise, the act intended to balance the number of slave and free states. Dred Scott's precedent enabled the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which declared that the people of Kansas should decide whether to enter the Union as a free or slave state. (This act led to se.

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        Washington in Domestic Life: From Original Letters and Manuscripts

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1857 - 1st printing. Wear to spine ends and front corners. Binding tight; pages clean; Inscribed on forward blank page: "Mrs. Elwin. With the kind compliments and remembrances of Richard Rush. Syndenham, near Phila. July 1857." Rush, second son of Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Rush, led an incredible life: U.S. attorney general, comptroller, secretary of the treasury, John Quincy Adams' VP running mate, acting secretary of state, and minister to England and France. Rush died two years after this book's publication. "The manuscript or paper here published was prepared from a collection of original letters from General Washington on mattters for the most part purely domestic and personal, addressed to Colonel Tobias Lear, his private Secretary for a part of the time he was President." A great inscription and a truly uncommon book signed. 85 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Morning Prayer.

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1857.(). Hand-colored lithograph on a heavy wove rag paper with foxing, oxidizing of red color in curtain. 25.75 x 20 inches sheet size. Image is 25 x 16.75 inches. Gale, 4567.

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