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        New Bedford Fifty Years Ago Lithograph

      Very Good. 1857. Lithograph. A lithograph with watercoloring based on an 1857 oil painting by New Bedford artist William Allen Hall. Mounted on a backing board, with a lighter spot on the right margin and a dampstain on the lower edge. 18" x 25 1/2" with an image area of 14 3/4" x 17 3/4". This variant print has no lithographer or artist listed, and the title is stenciled differently than in known 1858 prints by lithographer Charles Taber. The date 1857 is stenciled under the title by hand. There is one major difference in the background details between this copy and later lithographs. On the left side two horses are next to a mound of some sort, and in this print the fence around the mound is absent. No other copies are found with the fence absent. Other details appear the same, with differences in the water coloring and toning of the paper. We are guessing that this may have been from the original lithographic plate, possibly an early proof, with the fence detail added in after this printing, making this a very rare pre-production issue. The 1858 lithograph itself is not common, with only two copies found on OCLC, one at the Boston Athanaeum and one in Australia. William Allen Hall (1801-1885) made a living painting portraits and later the landscapes of New Bedford for which he is best known. Wall depicted New Bedford as it would have looked in 1808, and he named all of the early historical figures he portrays in the scene, showing the corner of Union and Water streets. On buildings are the business names of J. Boswerth Boot and Shoemaker and L. Macomber Boots and Shoes. On the back of the mount is some writing in orange including the street names and the name Jahaziel Jenney. Jahaziel Jenney's store is labeled, and he is the iron-footed man in front of it. Three African-Americans are in the foreground, with abolitionist and whaling captain Paul Cuffee among them. Wall himself is portrayed as the driver of a cart. Included for reference is the book Whale Fishery of New England (Boston 1915) , which contains a section on New Bedford and the painting. ; .

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        Poetical Works

      1857 - CHURCHILL, Charles, SOUTHEY, Robert, and THOMSON, James. The Poetical Works. Boston: Little Brown, 1854-60. Fifteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black and tan morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. $1500.19th-century editions of the collected works of three well-known British poets, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt.With frontispiece portraits of Churchill and Thomson. Pencil owner signature.Text generally clean and fine, light rubbing to bindings. A lovely set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Münchener Album. Mit 50 Stahlstichen (vollständig) von J. Poppel, J. Riegel, M. Kolb, E. Rauch. 4° (ca. 21,5 x 29 cm), OLwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Deckentitel. Mit Inhaltsverzeichnis der Stichen am Anfang des Buches.

      München, Georg Franz Verlag, 1857 - 4° (Querformat: ca. 21,5 x 29 cm), OLwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Deckentitel. Mit Inhaltsverzeichnis der Stichen am Anfang des Buches. Zustand: Buchrücken und Innenfalzen unfachmännig überklebt, die breitrandigen Ansichten durchgehend unterschiedlich stockfleckig u. am rechten Unterrand wasserspurig, jedoch ohne Beeinträchtigung der Bilder, insgesamt noch ordentlich erhaltenes und seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bergknappen in ihrem Berufs und Arbeitsleben bildlich dargestellt und von erläuternden Worten begleitet von Eduard Heuchler Professor an der K. Bergacademie zu Freiberg

      Verlagsbuchhandlung von Rudolf Kuntze, Dresden 1857 - orig. Lwd.mit goldgepr. Fronttitel, 41 x 30 cm quer, Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und unsauber, 12 S. Einleitung und 48 lithographierten Tondrucktafeln, diese komplett, Tafel 15 gelöst und an den Seiten ca. 0,5 - 2 cm beschnitten, durchgehend stockfleckig ab Tafel 37 am unteren Rand etwas wasserfleckig (siehe Foto), insgesamt recht ordentliches Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of The Queens of England.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Roberts,, 1857. From the Norman Conquest. Now first published from official records & other authentic documents, private as well as public. A New Edition, revised and greatly augmented. Embellished with portraits of every Queen. 8 volumes, octavo (192 x 120 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spines richly gilt with titles direct, raised bands, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispieces, title vignettes and portraits of the Queens throughout. Bindings a little rubbed, light foxing to plates. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England, which was first published in 1840?-8. The biographies were "among the most popular of all Victorian historical publications, and remain important landmarks in the development of the biographical genre... They were undoubtedly key figures in the development of writing on women's history, playing a role in creating a tradition of female worthies which can be seen as the first step towards fuller scholarly investigation" (ODNB).

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        THE AMERICANS IN JAPAN: An Abridgment of the Government Narrative of the U.S. Ex

      New York 1857, Appleton. Green blind stamped cloth, 415p.,. appendix, many b.w. text illustrations, very good, corners,. spine bit scuffed, paper browned,complete, usual old foxing,. "as is only," else a solid copy. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE. A PRIMARY WORK BY A CREW MEMBER WITH THE PERRY EXPEDITION Outlining the motives of the Expedition, the U..S.S. Mississippi sails to Japan, first view of Lew Chew, exploration of the Island, cordial welcome, the inhabitants, meeting with the Regent, shyness of the people, Regents feast on board. Then a visit to the Bonin Islands, and on to the first visit to Japan. Anchorage in Uraga, view of Fuji. Ordered to Nagasaki. Interview with Japanese officials at Gorihama, delivery of the President's letter, results of the first visit to Japan. Return to Lew Chew, & Hong Kong, the suspicious movements of the French and Russians, return to Lew Chew and the second visit to Japan. Return to Edo bay, Sam Patch's letter Yokuhama [sic] appointed the conference site, signing of the treaty. * Delivery of Perry's gifts: the railroad & telegraph, the delight of the Japanese. Celebrations in honor of the treaty. Departure for Simoda. A careful description of each place the squadron visited, nicely done, loaded with notes. * Visits to Singapore, Macao, Formosa, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, earthquake and volcanoes in Japan, much on Okinawa, Shimoda, Hakodadi and the Japanese. To Hokkaido & visit with the Ainu. * Robert Tomes was a member of the Perry Expedition to Japan, therefore an early and very excellent useful primary resource. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        View from the Upper Terrace Walk, in the Gardens at Shrublands

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition, with the exception of being trimmed a bit close to the image at the top and bottom, cutting into the text slightly at bottom. A stunning view of the gardens at Westfield Halll on the Isle of Wight, from the "The Gardens of England." The Italian-style garden at Shrublands was designed by the Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry with later modifications by William Robinson. It is a prime example of the Italian style of garden design that was popular in England during the early nineteenth century, and which was characterized by the use of decorative edifices, classical architectural elements, and stairways. Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England . Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 2, p. 842.

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        Arabischer Circus auf dem Paradeplatz, von der rühmlichst bekannten Gesellschaft des Rudolph Knie.

      (Frankfurt) Druck von Rudolf Baist, (1857).Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt - Illustration, zwei tanzende Artistinnen im Kostüm zeigend (14 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 41 x 27 cm. In insgesamt 8 Abteilungen wurden u. a. aufgeführt: Tänze auf dem englischen Seile; Die Leiter - Promenade; Böhmische Polka, Slowaken - Tanz getanzt von Frl. Knie und Frl. Brask (dazu wohl die Illustration), Herr Hesselbach auf der rollenden Kugel und Die französischen Trapeze, aufgeführt von Herrn Samson. Bücher de

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        Atlas öfver svenska krigshistoriens märkvärdigaste fältslag, med text innehållande berättelser om samma fältslag (Here only the plate-vol.)

       1857. 12 double leafes S. Pappband Folio. (30x48 cm) Only the Atlas-volume. Cover heavely worn, title with spot, the plates itself in excellent condition, binding tight. The plates show lithographed and very detailled maps with hand-coloured battle plans in accurate and beautiful finish. Plan 1: Werben (1631) . Plan 3: Lech (1632). Plan 2: Leipzig (1631), Plan 4: Nürnberg (1632), Plan 5: Alte Feste (1632), Plan 2 recte 6: Lützen (1632),, Plan 7: Nördlingen (1634), Plan 8: Wittstock (1636), Plan 9: Leipzig (1642), Plan 10: Jankowitz (1645), Plan 11: Warschau (1656) july 19th,, Plan 12 Warschau (1656) july 20th, Plan 13: Lund (1676), Plan 14: Landskrona (1677). The plans on at all 12 double leafes. Would presumably be hard to find an other offer of this rare work in this condition during the next decades. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good Versand D: 3,00 EUR handcoloured plates

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat]
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        Künstliche Hühnerbrüterei im Grossen. Der Unterzeichnete hat während der Dauer der Messe einen künstlichen Hühner - Apparat zur Ansicht des Publikums ausgestellt, wo man von Anfang bis zu Ende das Ganze dieser interessanten Erfindung beobachten kann. Mit diesem Apparat, welcher unter Glas zu sehen ist, werden in kurzer Zeit mehrere hundert Küchlein erzeugt, welche gleichzeitig auch in demselben erzogen werden. - D. E. Schmitz.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1857.Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 65 x 45 cm. Eine besonders verrückte Jahrmarkt - Attraktion, die aber wohl nicht sehr langlebig war. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Egyptischer Zauberpalast auf dem Königsplatz. Albert Machotka, Schüler des berühmten Prof. Becker, wird während der Messe täglich mehrere große Kunstvorstellungen aus dem Gebiete der natürlichen Magie, oder: Die Macht der Zauberei, verbunden mit der weltberühmten Somnambule, welche in dieser Weise hier noch nicht gesehen worden ist. (Unterzeichner:) Albert Machotka, Mechanikus aus Berlin.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1857. - Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt (10 x 15,5 cm; sign. Seidler). Blattgr.: 66 x 44 cm. Dekoratives Plakat mit einer Auflistung 20 interessanter Tricks; u. a. werden gezeigt: Faust`s Zwiebel-Experiment; Fisch-tong-kang der Pastetenbäcker, oder der Kranz der Cythee; Das verzauberte Muskatenspiel; Die sonderbare Schrift mit der fliegenden Nummer oder die bezauberte Wachskerze; Die Kristallsäule oder die Kartenfiguren als Polkatänzer; Die fliegende Uhr; Der Wiener Kaffeesider, eine humoristisch-physikalische Scene aus dem Leben, genannt Kaffeedisputationen; Die Verwandlung der Hühnereier in lebende Gestalten. - Zum Schluss: Das unerklärliche Verschwinden einer lebenden Person und die unerschöpfliche Flasche. - Linker oberer und unterer Rand etwas beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Große Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferdedressur.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (17 x 29 cm) und 2 kl. Holzschnitten (je 8 x 8 cm). Blattgr.: 68 x 45 cm Die Höhepunkte des Programms waren u. a.: Die 4 jährige Anna Hüttemann in ihren Exercitien zu Pferde; Das Schulpferd Preciosa in Freiheit vorgeführt von Herrn Clement; Große Vor - und Rückwärts - Elevationen. Zuletzt der außerordentliche Sprung durch 8 Reifen, beendet mit dem Cours des fliegenden Merkur, executirt auf ungesattelten Pferde von Heinrich Gautier. - Weiterhin aufgetreten sind Hermann Hüttemann selbst, Madame Suhr, Rosa Gautier, Josephine Gautier u. a., geboten wurden diverse Kunstreiter - Nummer, "Indianisch - chinesisch - olympische Spiele auf dem casanatischen Drahtseile" und das "Tableaux oriental, aufgeführt von 26 Damen und Herren der Gesellschaft". - Der große Holzschnitt zeigt dazu eine bewegte Szene mit den 26 Artisten in der Manege: Ein Ballon steigt, Voltigeure, Messerwerfer, menschliche Pyramide usw. Die kleinen Holzschnitte eine Voltige - Nummer und ein rechnendes Pferd. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Uferlandschaft mit spielenden Kindern. [Original-Ölbild auf Leinwand / original oil on canvas].

       Paul Riess, geboren 1857 in Fichtwerder, gestorben 1933 in Dessau. Original-Ölbild auf Leinwand, gerahmt, von Paul Riess signiert. Maße Abbildung: 23,0 x 35,5 cm. Rahmen mit geringen Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood canvas, framed, signed by Paul Riess. Measure image: 23,0 x 35,5 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original Ölbild / original oil painting; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Nouvelle Carte illustre de la France.

      Artist: Vuillemin Alexandre; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1857 - Artist: Vuillemin, Alexandre; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1857; - Condition: Very good; Map shows total France with 86 views at the border with the former provinces and a description of their structure and population, on a seperate map showing Corsica

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer KG]
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        Größte naturhistorische Seltenheit. Das nackte arabische Volblut - Pferd (neue Race) aus l`Arabie pétrée. Unterzeichneter, der die hohe Ehre hatte, seine großen Naturseltenheiten Sr. Maj. dem Kaiser, sowie der Kaiserin und allen Erzherzogen von Oestreich in der k. k. Burg vorzuführen, sowie Sr. Maj. dem König und der Königin von Sachsen, sowie dem ganzen Hofstaat, Prinzen von Wales und mehr denn 100,000 Personen aller Stände in Wien, Dresden u. Frankfurt a. M. in Augenschein genommen worden. (Unterzeichner:) Stieglitz aus Anvers.

      Leipzif, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 66 x 44 cm. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Asiatische Vorstellung von der Familie Hirsch auf dem Fleischerplatz im Gothischen Kunst-Palast. Mit hoher obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung wird Heute und folgende Tage der Unterzeichnete mit seiner Asiatischen Lufttänzer-Gesellschaft und seinen sieben Wunderkindern verschiedene große Asiatische Kunst-Productionen und eine Reihe von akademischen Künsten, Lufttänzen, Schlangen und Wirbeln der Wüste Sahara hier ausführen. (Unterzeichner:) M. Hirsch, akademischer Künstler.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857). - Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 66 x 44 cm. Der in der Literatur nicht besonders bekannte Circus Hirsch bietet einige Seiltanz-Nummern, "Die Diaphan-Bewegung, die neueste patentirte Erfindung der Herrn Buck und Carter in London", sowie an jedem Auftrittstag 5 oder 6 Lebende Bilder.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Grösste Naturseltenheit! Noch nie gesehen: Ein lebender Hund ohne Vorderfüße, ohne obere Schenkelbeine und ohne Schulterblätter, in Frankreich geboren, dieser Hund ist 11 Wochen alt und in Paris von Sr. Majestät dem Kaiser und den höchsten Herrschaften mit dem größten Interesse besehen worden, daher denke ich auch hier in Leipzig von geehrten Naturfreunden mir Beifall zu erwerben. Schauplatz auf dem Fleischerplatz neben der braunen Blech-Bude am Circus. (Unterzeichner:) A. Bührlen.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857). - Plakat mit typographischem Text. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr: 63 x 44 cm. Bührlen war Glas- und Landschaftsmaler in Ulm, dies scheint eine berufliche Neuorientierung darzustellen. - Am linken Rand unten und oben ca. 1 cm beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Großer gedeckter Circus auf dem Fleischer - Platz. Jeden Tag zwei große Vorstellungen in der höhern Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferdedressur.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit typographischem Text und kl. Holzschnitt (6,5 x 9,5 cm). Blattgr.: 47 x 32 cm. Die Höhepunkte des Programms waren u. a.: Die 4 jährige Anna Hüttemann in ihren Exercitien zu Pferde; Das Schulpferd Preciosa in Freiheit vorgeführt von Herrn Clement; Die Spiele der Kirgisen, Heroen, Malabresen und Chinois ausgeführt von Herrn Suhr. Heinrich Gautier führt zwei Voltigier - Nummern vor, zum Schluss sind "5 vorkommende ganz neue Tableaux" zu sehen: Die Toilette der Juno; Die Ringer von Troja; Der Nymphen - Tanz; Artemise mit ihren Nympfen im Bade und Der Raub der Sabinerinnen. - Offensichtlich Lebende Bilder für das männliche Publikum, der Holzschnitt gibt einen Vorgeschmack! Bücher de

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        Unglaublich und doch Wahr. Hier sieht man 3 Wilde Menschen aus drei verschiedenen Welttheilen; 2 Albinos - Damen, eine von 17, die andere von 20 Jahren. Auch einen Wilden Mann aus der Wüste Sahara, 18 Jahr alt. - Auf dem Fleischerplatz.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text und kl. Holzschnitt, die 3 "Wilden Menschen" darstellend. Blattgr.: 22 x 17 cm. Der Name des "Wilden Mannes" handschriftl. eingefügt: Baruba Hongria. Bücher de

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        Heute und alle Tage während der Messe ist auf dem Fleischer - Platz an der Rosenthalbrücke in einer Bude zu sehen: Ein wilder Eber, genannt Porzel, schön, gross und zahm, derselbe hat 2 Jahr in den Waldungen des Herzogs von Anhalt als Hund gedient. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Kahle.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 66 x 44,5 cm. Bücher de

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province. 2 Bände in einem Buch gebunden.

      Michel Levy Freres, Paris 1857 - 2. Auflage Kl.8°, ca. 17,6 x 10,5 cm, 2 Bl., 232 S., 2 Bl., 490 S. durchpaginiert, privater Halbleinenband (Collection Michel Levy). Paris, Typ. de Madame V. Dondey-Dupre, Rue Saint-Louis, 46. KLL V. R.:"Für Maupassant, Zola, Proust, Heinrich Mann u.a. wurde 'Madame Bovary' zum absoluten Maßstab des eigenen Schaffens, für alle Späteren - auch für Kritiker wie Sartre - zu einem Bezugspunkt, an dem die Entwicklung des modernen Romans gemessen wurde." Lang: französisch 1100 g. Schnitt und Seiten gebräunt, überwiegend im Randbereich, 1 Blatt mit Eckabriss, 4 Blätter mit Einriss

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        WELLS' NEW RAIL ROAD AND TOWNSHIP MAP OF MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS FROM THE LATEST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS

      New York, 1857. In original green cloth folder, stamped in gilt. Light wear to folder. Separation at some folds. Very lightly toned, a few small stains in top left corner. Very good. A rare and handsome map of Missouri and the eastern edge of Kansas, with each county highlighted in color. This map does not appear in Modelski's railroad bibliographies or other standard sources. In the late 1850s railroads became increasingly important to the Great Plains region and the West. Most of the rail lines shown on this map emanate from St. Louis - the "Gateway to the West" - connecting her to Jefferson City and other smaller cities, with the future route of the line delineated. Several proposed lines are indicated, such as one from Jefferson City to Kansas City, and another from Keosauqua, Iowa to Kansas City. Tooley lists cartographer J.G. Wells (1821-80), but notes only one map (Ohio) by him. The front pastedown bears an advertisement for Wells' latest publications, including eighteen maps and fourteen books, for a total of almost forty items. Wells' cartographic output was short-lived but vigorous, and all his maps are very rare. This map is not located in OCLC, though an 1858 edition does appear in one copy, at the University of Virginia.

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        [Ansicht des Hilmteiches].

      Graz, 1857. Orig.-Aquarell. Blattgröße 9 x 14,7 cm; Darstellung 6,5 x 11,2 cm. Hübsche und detaillierte Ansicht des Hilmteiches mit einigen Booten. Links ist die kleine Gastwirtschaft zu sehen, die erst im Jahr darauf (1858) zum „Hilmteichschlössl“ ausgebaut wurde. Im Hintergrund der Schöckel. - Auf der Rückseite ein eigenh. 5-zeiliges Gedicht, sign. „Jacob Dirnböck“ u. dat. „Graz am 29. October 1857“. - Der Buchhändler, Verleger u. Schriftsteller Jakob Dirnböck (1809-1861) schuf u.a. den Text der steirischen Landeshymne. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Graz - Hilmteich, Dirnböck, Ansicht des Hilmteiches, Aquarell

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Während der Dauer der Messe: Zauber-Theater auf dem Gutenbergsplatz in der Bude Nr. 1 von Georg Fritz aus Mainz mit ganz neuen Darstellungen. Geheimnissvolle Sitzung oder eine Stunde der weisen Magie.

      Mainz, Gottsleben (1857).. Plakat mit typographischem Text. Auf rosa Papier. Blattgr.: 62 x 41 cm. Der Zauberer Fritz führt sein ganzes Repertoire auf, aus denen dann die Vorführungen gewählt werden, u. a. hatte er zu bieten: Das Füllhorn, aus welchen Bonbons, Blumen und komische Albums entspringen; Die cabalistische Wäscherin; Die Krystallbombe; Der Porzellantellereregen; Der elektrische Schlag u. v. m. - Zum Schluss wird bemerkt: "Der Ueberraschung wegen enthält er sich der Beschreibung der einzelnen Experimente, welche gewiß in jedem Zuseher das höchste Staunen über so viel in den Händen eines Sterblichen vereinigte Wunderkraft zurücklassen werden".

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        THE VIRGINIANS. A Tale of The Last Century. 24 monthly issues (parts)

      Bradbury & Evans, 1857-1859, Softbound, Book Condition: VG-, slight wear to extremities, some pinkish discoloration to the base of about half the issues at the spine base, very light. Yellowish printed wraps. 24 parts. A nice set, despite the described condition impediment. This set is tight, fairly crisp and shows little sign of wear from use.

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        ANSEI FUBUNSHU: NATURAL DISASTERS DURING THE ANSEI PERIOD [1854-59]: The Flood,

      Edo 1857, Hakuaido. Stitched stiff striped wrs., 3 vol. set,. very good, covers bit dusty, soiled, contents clean, solid,. 9+13+15 double page Japanese text leaves, 34 color print. illustrations, 10 double page. FIRST & ONLY BANNED EDITION. STUNNING LOOK AT THE GREAT ANSEI FLOOD A most unique & unusual set of 3 volumes, with two-four page color panoramic views. Each of these two panoramic views have opening pages that have extra pages on each end. Thus folding out from the center to make two pages on each side for a total of four page prints in all. * This set was nicely and skillfully illustrated by:Yoshitsuna [worked 1848-1868] pupil of Kuniyoshi; Kunichika [1835-1900] pupil of Toyokuni III [aka Kunisada]. The work discusses and illustrates some of the natural disasters of the period. * Ansei was the period when Commodore Perry returned to Yokohama and got a treaty of commerce with the reluctant Japanese. Perry's first arrival to Japan in 1852 caused a civil war to erupt. The factions were divided between allow- ing Westerners to establish diplomatic and commercial relat- relations versus those against allowing any foreigners into Japan. Those who were against use the motto was "Sono Joi" or "repel the foreigners." * It was believed that the eventual allowing of the American Commodore Perry & other Western powers to establish official relations with Japan during this period was the cause of "Mappo." "Mappo" is the Buddhist term to explain nature's revenge for man's wrong-doing and immoral actions. Thus, the profusion of natural disasters during this period were attributed to Perry's arrival and the buckling of the Shogun government to allow official relations with foreigners to begin. * Per Toda, "This book describes the great storm and flood that struck the city of Edo in the autumn of Ansei 3 [1856]. It was probably a private publication." What Toda missed, was that this and another similar book of the period was banned by the Shogunate [see more below]. The entry just above this book in Toda: ANSEI KENBUNSHI by Hattori was also banned, and Toda states: "...this [set] is a record of the great Ansei flood & earthquake of Edo in 1855. According to a note attached to this book, for some reason the sale was prohibited after its publication." Thus, this book does NOT have the usual, standard and required colophon, which should cite imprint, nor any censor's seal ! What this means, is that this set of books were never sanctioned by the Shogun- ate's censors, therefore the imprint meaning: place, date & publisher was purposely omitted by those who published this work. Obviously this was banned & suppressed by the Shogun- ate & publication was not allowed. Clearly the Shogunate government didnt want people throughout Japan to learn of the great & profuse amount of natural disasters, because the people would know that "Mappo" had begun and the country was to be punished for its immoral acceptance of foreigners upon the sacred land of Japan. This could cause insurrection so the Shogunate banned any publications that would hint of disasters to avoid this situation. * * DETAILED CONTENTS: The first volume begins with commentary about natural disasters and why they strike Japan. It continues with illu- strations, which shows a flood scene, with a kind of Bird- God looking down on a drowning old lady, which is a symbolic portrait of the "Mappo" theme. The next is double panel view of a lucky villager who opens his Tansu [dresser] to find a Tai or seabream [a kind of red snapper, indicating good fortune] which is an ironic image, along with an octopus caught and hung on a hook, an eel, abalone along with edible sea weed are strewn about the floor. This is an omen of good fortune for a man with a "Pure heart" ! Followed by a four panel view of the tremendous flood & damage to the village, its houses, people and how some drowned, others are being rescued, household objects are floating down the main street from the deluge. Another night scene shows a man being pull- ed from the raging torrent by a fleeing villager as they head for high ground. Another shows the great deluge of rain fall, as animals and household furniture and objects are being rescued as people try to save their dwellings. The last picture shows wrecked ships along the coast. * Volume two continues with a night scene and lightning bolts across the black sky as the rain continues to pour down, villagers flee for their life. Followed by one that shows the reconstruction of the Buddhist temple roof, as the community collects & hands up roof tiles. Next is a double view is of a coast line, a broken bridge and the wreckage of many boats. This opens into the second four-panel panoramic view of a great river flowing through the town as houses crumble, large boats crash into buildings, others on boats attempt to rescue the floating furniture and assorted house- hold goods. Yet another night view of people clinging to trees & roof tops as animals and furniture flow by in the wild torrent. The last shows a tremendous wind that has blown a poor villager off a hill into the air in flight. * Volume three shows a bewildered bird with its feathers quite ruffled. Next shows a flock of dead black birds or crows as villagers collect them for burial. The last shows a big and strong man as he braves the white-water waves to cut a great rope, as he wealds a Japanese sword. The true magnitude of this great disaster becomes crystal clear from the superb images. * It can be understood, that the Shogunate wanted to suppress this sort of catastrophic disaster from the common people. This work also pointed out, that there was absolutely no Shogunate government policy to provide any kind of financial assistance to villages. This lack of recognition by the government was just one more issue which caused unrest, rebellion and insurrection among the masses. * Works of this subject nature with such vivid graphics are truly RARE ! The complete work, a banned book was some how illegally published & distributed in very small and limited numbers. Its a wonder that it survived to inform us of the true disasters of those times. The wrok was co-compiled by Kangaki Robun [1829-1868]. * REFERENCES: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE BOOKS, p.295. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS,p.5, item #12 for more bibliographic details. * For biographical information on the artists, see L. Roberts DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, pp. 95, 204. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        SHINA REKIDAI ENKAKU ZU: HISTORICAL ATLAS OF CHINA THROUGHOUT THE SUCCESSIVE DYN

      [Osaka 1857, Suharaya]. Grey stiff paper covers, very worn,. but contents intact,large size 24 x 37 cm.,accordion folded,. [14] double-folded leaves, consists of 13 color woodblock. printed maps, map 2 has ca. 20 x 10 cm missing @ top center.. A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTED MAP OF CHINESE DYNASTIES The other maps are fairly clean, minor center folds mended covers lacking cover papers, solid, else complete. * THE AUTHOR: Ninomiya Seiken was the compiler and also wrote the preface. It is interesting that Ninomiya did a private publishing of this book which was by and largely copied from NAGAKUBO Sekisui's work on the same subject. Actual production of the maps are: Maps 1 -3 drawn by NAGAKUBO Sekisui's original title: MOROKOSHI REKIDAI SHU GUN ENKAKU CHIZU. Maps 4 -6, NINOMIYA Seiken imitated NAGAKUBO's MOROKOSHI REKIDAI SHU GUN ENKAKU CHIZU. *** SUBJECTS OF THE MAPS: As an historical atlas, this work shows each of the dynasties beginning with the Great Ch'in, Western Ch'in, Eastern Han, Three Kingdoms, Northern & Southern Dynasties, T'ang, Ming, with a final map of Western Pacific region, it shows the West coast of North America with "Night Country" island at the top, all of Japan, Hokkaido all of Okinawa, down to the Malacca straits, Cambodia, Annam [Vietnam], Hainan Island, Guandong, Korea, Siberian and Tartary, with parts of the Great Wall, Peking and what a unified Ming Dynasty China looked like. Also other maps of the Yuan Mongol, Later Chou, Warring States, Thirty-six Provinces of Ch'in &c. This is essentially a Japanese impression of a Chinese map. * Each map shows the degrees for both latitude and longitude, as well as a Japanese compass, key to symbols. The ocean is skillfully colored in a pastel blue for the depths, fading and lighter blue effect near the coast lines. Each province, or country is a different color & properly named, with copious notes on the various islands, and inland waterways, mountains, cities, and the Gobi desert noted. Mongolia, Manchuria, Tartary is at the top, with a very large ocean above named 'Mizuumi' or Lake but this joins the Pacific ocean, leaving one the impression that this is part of the Pacific. Other period maps get more complicated as time passes into modern ages. * The earlier maps show fewer names, but still have considerable detail, with a several waterways from Japan to various destinations in China in red. Internal or land roads within China are also in red. As more political control over wider areas and the unification of China expanded, the provinces shifted, changed in size. What makes this set of maps fascinating, is they are all from a similar key block, with subtle variations in the coast line & of course the ever changing administrative areas. * An-nan [old Viet-nam or the 'Pacified South'] is always shown, as are all of the 'outer' areas or tributary areas that paid respect to the Chinese Emperors, thus the need to show these lands. Many of the maps clearly show the central or unified China area in a single color, with the outer areas of tributary lands & tributary kingdoms shown in separate and different colors. By the Han period [221 B.C.], the Chinese clearly knew themselves to be people of "Han" in contrast to other outlying ethnological people. * Very rare and unusual item and fascinating resource. * WOODBLOCK COLOR PRINTED: Entirely color printed by woodblocks on hand-made Washi paper. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: George H. Beans: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, Supplement C, p.20 as entry: 1855. In fact this map was published in Ansei 4 [1857] and the colophon shows that date, but Beans entered this by the introduction date of Ansei 2nd year. Four entries later in the same volume on p.21 Beans lists [1877.2] MAP OF CHINA UNDER THE TS'ING [Qing] DYNASTY, which looks much more like this item, thus the confusing dates. This work was authored by Mito Sekisui per the colophon, so we think Beans has two errors. * Color scans can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        A REPORT AND TREATISE ON SLAVERY AND THE SLAVERY AGITATION. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TEXAS. DECEMBER, 1857

      Austin, 1857. Original printed green wrappers. Wrappers worn along edges and with a few small tears; worn along spine. A few scattered light fox marks. Overall, very good. A scarce antebellum Texas report on slavery and the slave trade, including a very early bibliography of printed works on slavery. John Henry Brown was chairman of the committee that produced this report, which urges Congress to abolish all laws hindering the slave trade, with lengthy reasons why it is in Texas' interest to do so. Several arguments are given in favor of the legality and practicality of slavery and the slave trade. Of great interest is a six-page "List of Works on Slavery," which was "compiled by a Southern Editor." This is a very early bibliography of American works on the subject, covering both nonfiction and fiction, and with informed annotations. Almost all the works listed carry a strong pro-South, pro-slavery viewpoint. The last copy of this Texas report that we can find offered for sale was from the Eberstadts in the 1960s. A scarce work on Texan views toward slavery in the years immediately before the Civil War.

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        SHU ZO FUKUSHU IWAMI EI YU ROKU: THE LEGEND OF THE IWAMI HERO'S REVENGE.

      [Osaka 1857, Buneido]. Orange stiff wrs., very good, covers. bid soiled, solid, 7 vols. bound in 3, complete,[138] double. folded leaves, 22 fine woodblock illustrations, entirely. woodblock printed on hand-made paper, title slips, complete.. THE STORY OF REVENGE, MURDER AND CONVERSION TO BUDDHISM BY A START HOKUSAI PUPIL: This strange and violent story was illustrated by a star Hokusai pupil Isai, [1821-1880] who was originally named Shimizu. He was an Ukiyo-E painter, printmaker, born in Edo. He lived and studied in Hokusai's house. . In the 1860's he made several prints designed to sell to foreigners. He specialized in genre works & portraits, his style is very close to that of Hokusai. * THE STORY: The story outlines the escapades of the hero as he takes revenge on his mortal enemies. The graphics excellent, and some show dramatic and great motion as the hero defends himself against would-be attackers, one looses his head as the hero delivers it from his shoulders, in another he suppresses his enemy with a Naginada cut to the throat. . In the end the hero takes the Buddhist path for his sins against humanity by killing, he becomes a wandering priest, as he is seen taking leave of his mother. The story was written by Tamamo no Urahito. * THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The set is nicely illustrated, with 22 pages of stunning images. The excellent illustrations and composition are reminiscent of the work by Hokusai, the artist's master. Excellent examples of very nice sword fight action. If the work was not signed one would assume it was the work of Katsushika Hokusai. . Illustrations copied by Mizuhara Gyoku-so, alternate title is: KOKYU EI YU ROKU. * THE BINDING: The book is 7 volumes, bound in three, as issued, with matching title slips. The breakdown of the bindings are: volumes 1,2 = part 1; vols. 3,4,5 = part 2; vols. 6,.7 = part 3. . The pagination is: vol.1: 16p.; vol.2: 21p.; vol.3: 21p.; vol.4: 21p.; vol.5: 22p.; vol.6:24p.; vol.7: 24p. . The size is 15.4 x 21.8 cm., and * CONDITION: The blind-stamped orange covers are solid, and tightly stitched. There is some discoloration to the front and back covers, most likely oxidation of the original iron-based orange color. The contents are free from any old worming, there is a mild stain in the last vol., at the leading and upper edges, text is not very affected. A bit of the usual edge/corner wear. * A NOTE: Its amazing to think this excellent item has eluded the scrutiny of both Kerlen and Toda. One would fully expect that the star pupil of Katsushiki Hokusai would get listed in most any bibliography of E-hon ! *** REFERENCES: Laurance P. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.55 for notes on Isai. * Not listed in: KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, he lists 3 items by Katsushika, this title nor Kokyu Ei Yu Roku are not listed. * Not listed in: TODA, Kenji. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO * Color scans can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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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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        Während der Messe täglich: wird der Unterzeichnete in dem elegant und bequem eingerichteten, so wie vor jedem Unwetter geschützten Gothischen Kunst-Palast mit seiner Gesellschaft mehrere Vorstellungen, bestehend in mimisch-athletischen, bioplastischen Darstellungen, in eienr Gallerie Tableaux der neuesten lebenden Bilder und in Schlangen der Wüste, verbunden mit donischen japanischen und asiatischen Spielen und amerikanischen Lufttänzern zu geben die Ehre haben. - M. Hirsch, akademischer Künstler.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857). Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (13,5 x 17 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 33,5 x 23 cm. Nach den amerikanischen Lufttänzen führte Louis Hirsch das indische Balkenspiel vor, wobei er mit einem 14 Fuß langen und 30 Pfund schweren Balken mehrere Ballett-Tänze zeigt. Danach kamen die Lebenden Bilder, deren reiche Auswahl aus der römischen und griechischen Mythologie hier auch aufgeführt wird. Dem Holzschnitt nach zu schließen, der barbusige Schönheiten bei einem bacchanalischen Fest zeigt, richtete sich dieser Programmpunkt wohl an historisch interessierte Familienväter. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        MAP OF ROCKINGHAM CO NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM PRACTICAL SURVEYS

      Philadelphia, 1857. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the southeast corner of the state. All the towns and villages of the county are outlined in color and several are shaded. Two large inset maps show details of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), while seventeen other inset maps show details of smaller town centers. Fifteen engraved vignettes show notable buildings and residences in the county, including Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. The map was drawn by the accomplished surveyor, J. Chace, Jr. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace produced some twenty maps of northeastern counties, mainly in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, but also in Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not in Rumsey, who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map.

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        XXXI. Memoir on the Resultant of a System of two Equations; XXXII. On the Symmetric Functions of the Roots of certain Systems of two Equations; XXXIII. A Memoir on the Conditions for the Existence of given Systems of Equalities among the Roots of an Equation; XXXIV. Tables of the Sturmian Functions of the Second, Third, Fourth snd Fifth Degrees. Received December 18,1856, - Read January 8, 1857.

      (Ldn.,Royal Society 1857). Ausgebunden aus: [The Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 147 (1857)]. kl.4°. 33 S. (S.703-736). Okart., Einband etwas fleckig mit einem kleineren sauber geklebten Einriss, hs. Notiz mit Bleistift (Nummerierung) auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie eine weitere Notiz auf dessen Innenseite, durchgänige Knickspur in der Mitte des Blattes, Seiten stellenweise stock- und fingerfleckig, eine Seiten mit hs. Anmerkungen mit Bleistift am Seitenrand, insgesamt trotz einiger Mängel gut erhalten. Angebunden:: Addition to Memoir on the Resultant of a System of two Equations. [The Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 158 (1868)]. S. 173-180 - mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers an Ernst Eduard Kummer.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mathematik

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        \"Annie\",

       1857/58. Portrait der stehenden Nichte Whistlers, seitlich von rechts mit gedrehtem Kopf, den weit aufbauschenden Rock an einer Stelle mit den Fingern leicht anlupfend. Radierung von James McNeill Whistler, in der Platte sign. u. bez., bei Delatre in Paris, 1857/58. 11,8 x 8,0 cm. - Das Papier sauber, glatt und frisch; der Druck gleichmäßig mit sauberen Konturen. Mit dem Wasserzeichen (bzw. Schrift) von \"Durham & Co). Wahrscheinlich 6. Zustand von 7. S. Whistler etching project der University of Glasgow (Hunterian Art Gallery Nr. 46666). - James McNeill Whistler: Lowell (Massachussets) - 11.7.1834 - 17.7.1903 Chelsea (London). Aufgewachsen in den USA und in St. Petersburg zog es den jungen James Whistler nach Paris, wo er seine künstlerische Ausbildung im Atlelier von Charles Gleyre fand, wie auch u.a. Renoir, Monet und Sisley. Verhaften blieb er dann aber im Realismus, er war befreundet und wurde entsprechend beeinflußt von Courbet. Ab 1858 wandte er sich intensiv der Radierung zu. Tätig war er aber in allen malerischen Formen. Sein Leben war geprägt von zahlreichen privaten Beziehungen und der Anmeldung der Insolvenz in London 1879. Durch zahlreiche Reisen entfloh er dem und sammelte stets neue Eindrücke. Er hinterließ ein umfangreiches Oeufre. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Graphik, Künstlergraphik, Whistler

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        Während der Messe täglich: wird der Unterzeichnete in dem elegant und bequem eingerichteten, so wie vor jedem Unwetter geschützten Gothischen Kunst-Palast mit seiner Gesellschaft mehrere Vorstellungen, bestehend in mimisch-athletischen, bioplastischen Darstellungen, in eienr Gallerie Tableaux der neuesten lebenden Bilder und in Schlangen der Wüste, verbunden mit donischen japanischen und asiatischen Spielen und amerikanischen Lufttänzern zu geben die Ehre haben. - M. Hirsch, akademischer Künstler.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (13,5 x 17 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 33,5 x 23 cm. Nach den amerikanischen Lufttänzen führte Louis Hirsch das indische Balkenspiel vor, wobei er mit einem 14 Fuß langen und 30 Pfund schweren Balken mehrere Ballett-Tänze zeigt. Danach kamen die Lebenden Bilder, deren reiche Auswahl aus der römischen und griechischen Mythologie hier auch aufgeführt wird. Dem Holzschnitt nach zu schließen, der barbusige Schönheiten bei einem bacchanalischen Fest zeigt, richtete sich dieser Programmpunkt wohl an historisch interessierte Familienväter. Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016!

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        Mémoires de duc de Raguse de 1792 a 1841 imprimés sur le manuscrit original de l'auteur avec le portrait du duc de Reichstadt celui du duc de Raguse et quatre fac - simile de Charles X, du duc d'Augouléme, de l'empereur Nicolas et du duc de Raguse

      Paris, 1857. 9 vol. in 8° (230 x 150 mm), pp. n 456, 1 f. rip., 1 ritr. in antip.; 413; 520; 481, 1 c. geo. rip.; 400; 431, 1 f. rip.; 419, 1 c. geo. rip.; 441, 1 f. rip; 456, 2 f. rip; 1 ritr. in antip. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo, fregi e volume impressi in oro su tasselli color arancio, dorso con greche impresse in oro. Marca al fr. Il 3° vol. dalla p. 241 alla p. 256 contiene pagine bianche, non stampate. Il dorso del 5° vol. è scollato. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Memorie del duca di Ragusa, Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont duca di Ragusa (1774 ?" 1852) generale francese e maresciallo dell'Impero durante le guerre napoleoniche. Il 7° vol. contiene una c. geogr. intitolata "Carte de Provinces Illyriennes pour l'intelligence du tome III des mémoires du duc de Raguse", il 4° vol. una carta geogr. Intitolata "Carte pour souivre les Opérations de l'armée de Portugal sous les ordres du duc de Raguse. Mai 1811 - Juillet 1812.

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        Etwas ganz Neues! - Alle Menschenracen und ihre Abarten der ganzen Erde. - Um dem verehrlichen Publikum einen weitläufigen Begriff zu geben sind einige Arten mit angegeben: Ein Chinesenpaar aus Peking, Perser, Sibirier, Abyssinier, tätowirtes Mädchen von Saracus, Hottentottin, Neger aus Sudan ... grünlich - schwarzer Neger, tätowirter Nukahawa ... (Unterzeichner:) A. Bührlen, Besitzer der Sammlung.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit typographischem Text. Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 63 x 44 cm. Bührlen weist explizit daraufhin, das es sich hier nicht um Gemälde, sondern um lebensgroße Büsten der zahlreichen exotischen Menschen handle. Sie sollen eine Illustration zu Beantwortung der Frage über die Abstammung des Menschen darstellen; Bührlen bezieht sich auf den Gelehrtenstreit zwischen Carl Vogt und dem Göttinger Professor Rudolph Wagner über Fragen der Vererbung und des göttlichen Wirkens auf die menschliche Entstehungsgeschichte. - Bührlen war Glas - und Landschaftsmaler in Ulm, dies scheint eine berufliche Neuorientierung darzustellen. Bücher de

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        Grösste Naturseltenheit! Noch nie gesehen: Ein lebender Hund ohne Vorderfüße, ohne obere Schenkelbeine und ohne Schulterblätter, in Frankreich geboren, dieser Hund ist 11 Wochen alt und in Paris von Sr. Majestät dem Kaiser und den höchsten Herrschaften mit dem größten Interesse besehen worden, daher denke ich auch hier in Leipzig von geehrten Naturfreunden mir Beifall zu erwerben. Schauplatz auf dem Fleischerplatz neben der braunen Blech - Bude am Circus. (Unterzeichner:) A. Bührlen.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1857).Plakat mit typographischem Text. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr: 63 x 44 cm. Bührlen war Glas - und Landschaftsmaler in Ulm, dies scheint eine berufliche Neuorientierung darzustellen. - Am linken Rand unten und oben ca. 1 cm beschnitten. Bücher de

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        TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL AFRICA: BEING A JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE AUSPICES OF H. B. M.'S GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1849-1855

      London [and] New York: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts [and] D. Appleton and Co., 1857-1858. 5 volumes. First Edition of each volume, with both UK and U.S. slugged title-pages, not uncommonly encountered. All volumes printed in the U.K. by Spottiswoode for Longman, and for U.S. distribution with only the title-page publisher's slug differing from the UK issue, noting Appleton as the publisher. Volumes I to III with the Appleton imprint, volumes IV and V with the Longmans. impressively illustrated with 60 colour-tinted lithographic plates, 15 maps, several of which are folding, and numerous woodcuts, mostly in text but one large and folding. 8vo, in the publisher's handsomely blind decorated textured dark green cloth, the spines lettered in gilt, the bindings are completely uniform between the two imprints but for small lettering at the tale of the spines reading 'Longman & Co.' on volumes IV and V. xxxvi, 578, 2 (Longman's ads); xi, 676, xii, 635; xiv, 641, 24 (Longman's ads); xi, 694, errata. A very fine and bright, the text unusually clean and fresh, the plates fine and vivid with tissues intact, a few of the folding maps with small closed tears along the mounting edge with no loss whatsoever, the green cloth very bright and attractive with only highly sensitive, expert and essentially invisible beautifying along some extremities and shoulders, in all an uncommonly attractive and very desirable set. A VERY HANDSOME SET ON ONE OF THE EARLIEST GIANTS OF EUROPEAN EXPLORES OF AFRICA. Barth spent five years ranging widely and freely over northern, central, and western Africa (as you will see on the included maps) and returned with a vast bounty of information on the region's culture, geography and economy. He was able to do all this because he spent the years there brilliantly disguised as a Muslim scholar. These impressive illustrated volumes are the detailed account of ?one of the most fruitful expeditions ever undertaken in inner Africa. In addition to journeys across the Sahara, Barth traversed the country from Lake Chad and Bagirmi on the east to Timbuktu on the west and Cameroon on the south... he studied minutely the topography, history, civilizations and resources of the countries visited... for accuracy, interest, variety and extent of information Barth?s ?Travels? have few rivals among works of the kind. It is a book that will always rank as a standard authority on the regions in question...? -Ency. Brit. He was the first European to enter Yola and describe the Fulani kingdom of Adamana; he charted the Benue river and disproved the theory that it flowed into Lake Chad...he was the first European to truly submerse himself in African culture and bring back scientific results of lasting value. "Fluent in Arabic and already a veteran of several years' Middle East and northern Africa travel experience, Barth was teaching in Berlin in 1849 when he was offered the chance to join a British government - sponsored expedition aimed at establishing commercial contacts and suppressing the slave trade in the area around Lake Chad (today's Niger, Chad, and Nigeria). British antislavery activist James Richardson and German geologist Adolf Overweg were his two European companions. However, both men succumbed to African conditions and died: Richardson from heat exhaustion and fever in March 1851 and Overweg from malaria in September 1852. Alone, Barth continued the mission with several Arabs he had hired along the way, including two slaves freed by Overweg. Among Barth's noteworthy achievements in West Africa was his stay for more than nine months in Timbuktu. When he returned to London on 6 September 1855, he was warmly received but not formally recognized by the British government for his services."- Delaney The appendices contain tables of meteorological data for his five years of travel, chronologies of history for certain areas, vocabularies, descriptions of routes, and lists of towns.

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        Dragon Fountain, in the Gardens at Eaton Hall

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from a small chip in the lower right corner of the frame. A stunning night view of the gardens at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, from the "The Gardens of England." Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Designed under the guidance of the Duke of Westminster, the picturesque garden of Eaton Hall, with its geometric parteres , medieval statues of knights and maidens, and Gothic arches, combined elements of the English formal garden with features of the medieval garden, the latter of which complemented the neo-Gothic castle in which the Duke resided. His gardens are pictured here in a dusky light that imbues the scene with an aura of romanticism and theatricality. The dramatic reflection of the moon's brilliant light in the waters of the dragon fountain, emphasizes the fountain's importance as the dominant visual centerpiece of the garden. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England . Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 2, p. 842.

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        [An original watercolour drawing depicting members of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards]

      [London, 1857. Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, signed lower right with initials 'HM', on paper (sheet size: 12 1/4 x 17 5/8 inches), laid down on early mount. (Some discolouration to edges of drawing, the mount heavily browned). A fine example of Marten's work, depicting the mid-19th century uniforms of the senior regiment in the British army. The Life Guards trace their origins back to four troops of Royalist horse guards raised in the 17th century. These were re-organised into two regiments of Life Guards in 1788. The first regiment served with distinction at Waterloo as part of the Household Brigade, and at many of the major engagements throughout the 19th century. In 1877, the 1st Regiment of Life Guards were re-named the 1st Life Guards, and in 1922 they amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards. They are now part of the Household Cavalry Regiment. Little is known of Henry Martens beyond his work for the famous illustrated book publisher Rudolph Ackermann. Martens worked mainly in watercolour (as here), producing military subjects, and specialising in accurate depictions of the contemporary uniforms of the Army in Britain and India. His best known work Costumes of the British Army was published by Ackermann between 1849 and 1853 and included 44 hand-coloured aquatint plates. He did also exhibit his pictures: between 1828 and 1842 he exhibited 34 water-colours at the Society of British Artists and he also showed his work at the British Institution. A second version of the present image is in the famous Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library. Cf. Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, call number: GB-UO(Martens)-1stLG-1857f-1 (ASK Brown Call No.).

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      München, 1857-1864. Zus. 9 S., Gr.-8° u. 4°. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Martius bereiste 1817-1820 gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Johann Baptist Spix im Auftrag von König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern Brasilien und war 1840 Begründer und erster Herausgeber der „Flora brasiliensis“. Anschließend lehrte Martius seit 1826 als Professor der Botanik an der Universität München und war seit 1832 Direktor des Botanischen Gartens. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Martius, Schrötter, Botanik, Brasilien, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Report On The United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior, by William H. Emory . 34th Congress, 1st Session, Executive Documents Nos. 135, House of Representatives

      Cornelius Wendell 1857, 1859, Washington D.C. - Four volumes: One copy of volume I (parts I&II)Senate version, one copy of volume I (parts I&II)Congress version, Volume II, parts I and II Quarto. Volume I (Senate) rebacked, original marbled boards, Volume I (Congress) original blindstamped maroon cloth, Volume II, parts I and II rebound in brown library cloth. Illustrated. The pastedown in volume I (Senate) has two old ink inscriptions; one probably inscribed by an aide to General Sumner "S. Cabot Jr. 17 Winter St. from Hon. Charles Sumner U.S.S." and the other "William H. Burges El Paso, Texas, May 1895" in purple ink. Burges (1867-1946) was a civic leader and attorney in El Paso, who represented Tillie Howard, famous El Paso Madam, and was a great friend of Mar Ben Chew, a local Chinese leader, and often traveled to the federal court in San Antonio to defend El Paso citizens charged under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also handled various Rio Grande boundary suits and legal disputes growing out of the Mexican Revolution. After 1897 he was associated with William W. Turneyqv in the law firm of Turney and Burges, and became a dominant figure in the small group that controlled the politics of El Paso. [Senate vol. I] Volume I, Washington D. C. : A. O. P. Nicholson, 1857. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Executive Document No. 108, Senate. This set is uniqur in that it has both versions of volume I.Volume I Congress version is complete with all maps, charts and plates, including 10 coloured full page plates, except for "Rio Grande, near Frontera" at p. 46. and the large folding coloured map, both of which are present in the Senate version of volume I, which is complete with no plates or maps lacking; in fact it has an extra plate at p. 96 "View of Monument Mountain".George P. Merrill, 1906, Contributions to the History of American Geology, p. 461: "This has the distinction of being the earliest coloured geological map of the region published by the Government. It is, moreover, of historical interest as showing how little was definitely known of the region." 5,000 copies were printed for the Senate and 5,000 for the House, altogether 10,000 copies of volume I, and only 3,000 copies each of volume II (parts 1 and 2). According to Jenkins: "Alarmed at the high cost of the first volume, Congress ordered much smaller printings of the last two volumes, making a complete set difficult to obtain." Some of the artists who contributed to the illustrations are Arthur Schott, John E Weyss, Augustus de Vaudricourt, and a map by Lt. Michler.The 25 coloured plates of birds are magnificent included in the report by Spencer Baird are also present. [Wagner-Camp, 291. Howes, E146. Raines, p. 76. Dobie, p. 86. Wheat, Transmississippi West 826-7]. Some wear to volume I (Senate), library stamps on edges and terminal pastedown; volume I (Congress) cloth with some fading, some damp staining and browning of interior, 1 pae loose but present, library stamps on edges and several pages; Volume II with some age toning The pastedown in volume I (Senate) has two old ink inscriptions; one probably inscribed by an aide to General Sumner "S. Cabot Jr. 17 Winter St. from Hon. Charles Sumner U.S.S." and the other "William H. Burges El Paso, Texas, May 1895" in purple ink. Burges (1867-1946) was a civic leader and attorney in El Paso, who represented Tillie Howard, famous El Paso Madam, and was a great friend of Mar Ben Chew, a local Chinese leader, and often traveled to the federal court in San Antonio to defend El Paso citizens charged under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also handled various Rio Grande boundary suits and legal disputes growing out of the Mexican Revolution. After 1897 he was associated with William W. Turneyqv in the law firm of Turney and Burges, and became a dominant figure in the small group that controlled the politics of El Paso [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Report On The United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior, by William H. Emory ... 34th Congress, 1st Session, Executive Documents Nos. 135, House of Representatives

      Washington D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, 1857, 1859. First edition. Volume I (Senate) rebacked, original marbled boards, Volume I (Congress) original blindstamped maroon cloth, Volume II, parts I and II rebound in brown library cloth. Some wear to volume I (Senate), library stamps on edges and terminal pastedown; volume I (Congress) cloth with some fading, some damp staining and browning of interior, 1 pae loose but present, library stamps on edges and several pages; Volume II with some age toning. Quarto. Four volumes: One copy of volume I (parts I&II)Senate version, one copy of volume I (parts I&II)Congress version, Volume II, parts I and II Illustrated The pastedown in volume I (Senate) has two old ink inscriptions; one probably inscribed by an aide to General Sumner ?S. Cabot Jr. 17 Winter St. from Hon. Charles Sumner U.S.S.? and the other ?William H. Burges El Paso, Texas, May 1895? in purple ink. Burges (1867-1946) was a civic leader and attorney in El Paso, who represented Tillie Howard, famous El Paso Madam, and was a great friend of Mar Ben Chew, a local Chinese leader, and often traveled to the federal court in San Antonio to defend El Paso citizens charged under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also handled various Rio Grande boundary suits and legal disputes growing out of the Mexican Revolution. After 1897 he was associated with William W. Turneyqv in the law firm of Turney and Burges, and became a dominant figure in the small group that controlled the politics of El Paso [Senate vol. I] Volume I, Washington D. C. : A. O. P. Nicholson, 1857. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Executive Document No. 108, Senate. This set is uniqur in that it has both versions of volume I. Volume I Congress version is complete with all maps, charts and plates, including 10 coloured full page plates, except for ?Rio Grande, near Frontera? at p. 46. and the large folding coloured map, both of which are present in the Senate version of volume I, which is complete with no plates or maps lacking; in fact it has an extra plate at p. 96 ?View of Monument Mountain?. George P. Merrill, 1906, Contributions to the History of American Geology, p. 461: ?This has the distinction of being the earliest coloured geological map of the region published by the Government. It is, moreover, of historical interest as showing how little was definitely known of the region.? 5,000 copies were printed for the Senate and 5,000 for the House, altogether 10,000 copies of volume I, and only 3,000 copies each of volume II (parts 1 and 2). According to Jenkins: ?Alarmed at the high cost of the first volume, Congress ordered much smaller printings of the last two volumes, making a complete set difficult to obtain.? Some of the artists who contributed to the illustrations are Arthur Schott, John E Weyss, Augustus de Vaudricourt, and a map by Lt. Michler. The 25 coloured plates of birds are magnificent included in the report by Spencer Baird are also present[Wagner-Camp, 291. Howes, E146. Raines, p. 76. Dobie, p. 86. Wheat, Transmississippi West 826-7].

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        Espinhos e flores: drama original. Editor A. Moutinho de Souza.

      Porto, Na Typ. de J.A. de Freitas Junior, 1857. - 8°, mid-twentieth-century quarter morocco over marbled boards (minor wear to corners; outer joints rubbed), spine richly gilt with raised bands in five unequal compartments (middle compartment much larger than others, gilt author and title in second and fourth compartments, decorated endleaves, top edges gilt, original pink printed wrappers bound in. Wood-engraved vignette of roses on front wrapper and title page. Some foxing. Overall in very good condition. Old ink signature in lower margin of front wrapper. Small blindstamp on title page of J.[osé] C.[aetano] Mazziotti Salema Garção (1886-1961) of Porto, noted collector and wolfram magnate, and rubberstamp of E. Franco. Engraved armorial bookplate of Salema Garção. Lithographic frontisportrait, 65 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST EDITION of this play dedicated to Alexandre Herculano. A second edition was published the same year by Cruz Coutinho, who also published a third edition in 1864. It was performed for the first time at the Teatro São João, Porto, in 1859. The book illustrated with a lithograph of Camilo at age 31, including a facsimile of his signature. Camilo [Ferreira Botelho] Castelo Branco (1825-1890, created 1.º Visconde de de Correia Botelho in 1885) was one of the two greatest Portuguese novelists of the nineteenth-century, as well as a playwright, poet and polemical writer, the most prolific author in the Portuguese language and the first to be able to live from the income of his writing. See Bell, @Portuguese Literature, pp. 295-9, @et paassim; Saraiva & Lopes, @ História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed.), pp. 813-32, @et paassim; José-Augusto França in Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 112-5; Aníbal de Castro in @Biblos, I, 864-79; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portuguese, II, 112-8: "O nosso maior prosador do século XIX e porventura também o nosso maior ficcionista de todos os tempos, Camilo Castelo Branco é possívelmente o mais lido dos escritores portugueses ?." *** Innocêncio II, 15. Manuel dos Santos, @Revista Bibliografica Camiliana 438. Almeida Marques 434. Porbase locates only a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Hollis cites a copy in the Houghton Library. Not located in Copac, which only cites a single copy of the second edition at British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase of this first edition, a single copy of the second edition at Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, and a single copy of the third edition, at Bibliothèque nationale de France. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        New York City

      New York, 1857. Folding map, full period hand-colouring. Street indexes along the left side and in the lower right corner. Advertisement for a men's clothing store in the upper right corner. (Flattened, separations at folds repaired). Decorative and colorful map of Manhattan, depicting the city as far north as 131st Street, with an early depiction of Central Park. This colorful map by Phelps appeared in several guides to New York, including his own Stranger's and Citizens Guide of 1857. The map depicts the city divided into wards and fire districts, with an early layout of Central Park. Parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey are shown, and the numerous ferry lines crossing the rivers are identified. This copy a rare variant, with an advertisement for a men's clothing store in the upper right corner, in place of the word "Map" found on the other issue. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 535; Haskell, Manhattan Maps 1044 and 1045.

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        ELEMENES de la GRAMMAIRE CHINOISE, ou principes generaux du Kou-Wen ou style antique, et du Kouan-Hoa, c'est-a-dire, de la langue commune generalement usitee dans l'empire chinois [together with] M.A. Bazin's GRAMMAIRE MANDARIN ou Principes generaux de la Langue Chinoise Parlee. [together with] Pliny Earle Chase's CHINESE & INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS AND ANALOGUES, First Number [1861]. TOGETHER THREE WORKS.

      Paris & London: Maisonneuve et Cie; L'Imprimerie Imperiale;Sampson & Low. Very Good. 1857,1856,1861. Half morocco. A beautiful copy of three important works in half red morroco & silk covered boards; top edge gilt. Moisture mark to bottom of Grammaire Mandarin. ; 8vo ; xxxii,240; xxx,122;48,16,2 pages .

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        Wanderings in the Crimea; or twelve months with the Bashi-Bazouks. By Edward Money, Lieut-Colonel Imperial Ottoman Army, and late Captain Bashi-Bazouks

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. iv and 220 pages. 3 hand coloured lithographs. Publisher's red cloth with a vignette device in gold on the front board and decorative hatching in gold on the spine. Edward Money served with Beatson's Horse aka The Osmanli Irregular Cavalry for a year from July 1855. (For other books about the Crimean War please search my stock using the keyword crimean.)

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. v. Humboldt").

      Berlin, 7. IV. 1857. - 4to. 1 p. To the Austrian vice admiral Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, captain of the frigate "Novara": a letter of farewell but a few weeks before the ship's departure for the Austrian Navy's first circumnavigation of the globe, praising the daring enterprise and offering his calculations, which he hopes will assist the explorers. The "Novara" sailed from Trieste on April 30th and would not return until three months after Humboldt's death. In full: "Ew. Hochwohlg. wollen, als Befehlshaber Sr. Maj. Fregatte Novara, die zu einem grossen, edelen, das deutsche Vaterland und die Wissenschaft ehrenden Unternehmen durch kaiserliche Huld bestimmt ist, den Ausdruck meiner Verehrung nachsichtsvoll empfangen, in dem ich von der Zeit naher Abfahrt in halber Genesung bedrengt es wage Ihnen einige physikalische und geognostische Erinnerungen ganz gehorsamst vorzulegen, von denen Einiges vielleicht den ausgezeichneten Gelehrten die die Expedition zu begleiten das Glück haben, von Nutzen sein kann. Ich würde dies Wenige nicht angeboten haben wenn eine so gnädige und liebenswürdige Aufforderung Sr. kaiserl. Hoheit des Herrn Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian mich nicht dazu bestimt hätten. Was ich nautisches über Richtung und Temperatur der Meeresströmungen, über die magnetischen Curven eingeflochten habe, muss ich besonders Ihrer Nachsicht empfehlen. Wenn man erinnert, scheint man belehren zu wollen, und von dieser Anmaßung bin ich weit entfernt. Da kein Entwurf, keine Abschrift meiner wenigstens fleißigen mit Zahlen überladenen Arbeit existirt, so wäre es vielleicht vorsichtig, sie von Jemand, der der behandelten Gegenstände kundig ist, abschreiben zu lassen. Meine gelehrten und mir lieben Freunde Dr. Ferdinand Hochstätter, Dr. Karl Scherzer und Dr. Robert Lallemant, der mich bei seiner letzten Durchreise durch Berlin, um mir sein wichtiges Werk über das Gelbe Fieber in der Tropenzone zu geben, verfehlt hat, wage ich dringend Ihrem besonderen Schutze und Wohlwollen zu empfehlen. Mit der innigsten Verehrung und den heißesten Wünschen für den Erfolg eines so schön vorbereiteten Unternehmens / Ew. Hochwohlgeb. / gehorsamster / A. v. Humboldt". - Slight edge defects. Published in: Scherzer/Wüllerstorf, Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, vol. 1, appendix I (facsimile and transcription).

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