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      New York, 1857. In the original 6 x 4-inch green cloth folder, gilt. A few small separations at corner folds, else fine. Color bright and fresh. With the bookplate and penciled annotations of Thomas W. Streeter. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The Streeter copy of this scarce map of Eastern Nebraska, showing the beginning of the Oregon Trail. "This map, showing Nebraska townships to 97.5° and extending to about 98° 20' was evidently issued for J.B. Snow of Otoe, Nebraska, since the 'Great Emigrant rout [sic] to California and Oregon via Ft. Kearney' starts at Otoe, a town no longer in existence, located across the Missouri from the Iowa-Missouri state line. This is an early and good large scale map of eastern Nebraska" - Streeter. Fairly scarce - not in Rumsey or Phillips, and only five copies located in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Frederick Nash (illus.), John Scott (text) & P.B. de la Boissiere (French translation): Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its Environs; consisting of views on the Seine, public buildings, characteristic scenery, &c. With appropriate descriptions.

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820-1823. 4°, Halbleder DETAILS: (London): Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820-3. Contemporary half morocco. 56 (of 57) steel engraved plates, all on india paper and mounted, all (bar two) with tissue guards, and each accompanied by 2-4pp of English and French text. Large folio (10.5in x 14.5in). *This is a heavy item weighing! CONDITION: Very Good to Good (see table below for details). Both volumes: Dirt, rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine, but binding solid. Lacks 1 plate in Volume 2. First two plates in Volume 1 lack tissue guards. Ink inscription facing first title page in Volume 1. A little sunning to pages and plates. Moderate to heavy foxing to a number of plates (about 8 or so plates fall into this category). Many plates have only light foxing to the borders, a few have spots to the engravings themselves, and several have heavier foxing around the edges of the engravings. A number are free from foxing altogether. Offsetting to many tissue guards (they\'ve done they\'re job!). Generally most engravings are in collectable condition. Paper repair to top of one text page in Volume 2 (text unaffected), text also in nice condition, with just a few spots of dirt and finger marks here and there. *Photo(s) given of actual book. CONTENTS: A collection of views of buildings and scenery in and around Paris. This work includes 56 of the 57 original plates (58 are listed, but one of these is two engravings on one plate). There are 50 engravings in the main work, each with typically 2-4 pages of notes, in both English and French, plus a further 7 engravings in a supplementary section at the rear of Volume 2 (these last 7 with a single page of notes covering all 7, again in both English and French).The fine steel engraved plates after Nash include (English titles, though both English and French contents pages are included): Place Vendome; 3 plates of the Palais Royal; 3 plates of the Louvre; Pont des Arts; Fountain Chatelet; 2 plates of Notre Dame; the Church of the Sorbonne; Val de Grace; The Odeon Theatre; the Aqueduct of Arcueil; 3 plates of St Denis; Palace of Saint Cloud; Barrier du Trone; The Catacombs; Burial Ground of the Pere la Chaise; Palace of the Legion of Honour; Hotel de Cluni; Palace of Versailles; Little Trianon, Versailles; Voltaire\'s Monument in the Pantheon; Hospital of the Invalids; 2 plates of the Palace of Justice. The second volume lacks 1 plate - Tombs of Moliere, La Fontaine, and Massena, but includes the accompanying English and French text. Both volumes have a title page, and Volume 1 includes a main title page for the set dated 1820 - the two title pages for each volume are both dated 1823. Aside from some scattered foxing (mostly to the borders), most of the plates are generally in very nice condition, though a number do have moderate to heavy foxing.There is an inscription at the front of Volume 1 stating that this set was purchased from the collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Lawrence (1769-1830) was a notable English painter; the sale of his belongings took place at Christie\'s on May 11th 1830. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Graphik, Reise

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        Nestroy als Willibald mit Schultertasche. Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von M(elchior) F(ritsch). 40,6 x 26,6 cm (Bild im Passepartoutfenster), darunter der Text gleichfalls im Ausschnitt.

      (Wien 1857 - (Wien 1857). Im Bild links unten bezeichnet MF. Auf dem Verlagskarton: Verlags-Eigenthum v. Jos. Bermann in Wien. Gedr. b. Reiffenstein & Rösch. Darunter: Nestroy (als Willibald in der Posse: Die schlimmen Buben). - Am 26. April 1857 teilte Nestroy dem Maler Melchior Fritsch (1826-1889) mit, die Kassa des Carltheaters angewiesen zu haben, Fritsch 'zur Erleichterung seines Vorhabens wegen Herausgabe einer Galerie komischer Costüm-Bilder . beim Besuche des Carl Theaters ohne Karte ins Parterre eintreten zu lassen.' Schwarz 291; Eckl I, 1039 u.a. Außerordentlich guter, frischer Abdruck auf China, so sehr selten. Älterer, schwarzer Rahmen mit vergoldeter Leiste. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Narrative of the Defence of Kars

      London: Richard Bentley, 1857. First. Hardcover. VG. Simpson, William. Historical and military ... from authentic documents and from notes taken by several officers serving on the staff of her Majesty's commissioner with the Ottoman Army in Asia Minor. 344 pp. Pull out folding map in rear pocket. TOGETHER WITH The Fortress of Kars by Col Ushakov and field works by Col Lake. This being a very large linin backed fold out map showing the Fortress of Kars. The map is housed in a full leather gilt titled slipcase. Book is VG in original red blindstamped cloth. Fortress map is VG+ in full leather case. Sold only as a set. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        A lecture on Switzerland / by W. Longman. (Printed for private circulation)

      [London : Printed by Spottiswoode & Co.], 1857, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Author's presentation copy, INSCRIBED. Provenance; from the library of Michael Roberts with his signature. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages; Referenced by: NSTC 2L21129. Physical description; viii, 94 p. ; 20 cm. Printed for private circulation. Subjects; Glaciers - Switzerland. Switzerland - Description and travel - 1850-1900.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Reisen in Nord-Ost-Afrika. Tagebuch einer Reise von Chartum nach Abyssinien, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Zoologie und Geographie unternommen in dem Jahre 1852 bis 1853.

      Gotha, Perthes,, 1857.. OLwd., X + 136 S., Gr.,8°. * Erste Ausgabe. First Edition. (Henze II, 577 ff) Heuglin (1824-1876) wurde 1852 Sekretär des österreichischen Konsuls K. Reitz in Khartum. Er begleitete ihn auf einer noch im selben Jahr angetretenen Reise nach Äthiopien. Sie fuhren den Blauen Nil bis Abu Haraz hinauf und zogen durch Gedaref und Gallabat nach dem Tana-See. Von dort aus reisten sie nordostwärts über Gondar und die Hochebene von Woggara nach der Provinz Semien am oberen Tacazze. Hier trafen sie mit dem Botaniker W. Schimper zusammen. Der Rückmarsch auf einer südlicheren Route vom Tana-See aus, erschloss neues Gebiet der Provinzen Dagossa und Sarago. In dem Dorf Doka erlag Reitz einer schweren Dysenterie. Heuglin setzte die Rückreise nach Khartum alleine fort. Sein Reisebericht lieferte viele neue Aufschlüsse über Natur und Mensch Nordwest-Äthiopiens. Ein zeitgenöss. Rezensent: "Es ist eins der wichtigsten Bücher, die in neuerer Zeit über Abessinien und die oberen Nil-Länder erschienen sind". ** bestoßen, Vorsatzblatt fachgerecht erneuert, Titelblatt fehlt. ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don´t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++

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        The English Bread-Book for Domestic Use, Adapted to Families of Every Grade: Containing the Plainest and Most Minute Instructions to the Learner; Practical Receipts for Many Varieties of Bread

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Scattered browning. Several leaves with fore edge chips. 1857. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). xii, 204pp; + ads. '... with notices of the present system of adulteration, and its consequences; and of the improved baking processes and institutions established abroad.'. .

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        Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

      - Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (290 x 230mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece heightened with gold and 10 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary black half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides. Probably one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration. It is of remarkable artistic refinement, showing two beetles fighting in a landscape (Combats entre Manticores) amidst ornamental flowers and smaller beetles, high in the sky two cherubs holding a gilt coat-armour. The plates are after drawings of Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun and the excellent colouring is done by Mme Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. An unusual crisp copy.Provenance: Small oval stamp 'Bibliothèque Fleutiaux' on title and bookplate of J. d'Aguilar on inside frontcover.Horn-Schenkling 22014; Nissen ZBI, 4122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 1.Auflage, 16 Bände, Illustrationen

      - Meyers Neues Conversations-Lexikon für alle Stände (ab Band 2: Neues Konversations-Lexikon). 16 Bände, Grundwerk sowie alle Illustrationen des Tafel-/Stahlstichbandes (Städteansichten & Porträts) & des Kartenbandes (Atlas der Geographie). Hildburghausen und New York, Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1857-1861. Alles erschienene der selten erhältlichen ersten Auflage: Grundwerk A-Z in 15 Bänden, dort angebunden das meist fehlende Wort- und Sachregister (s. Bilder 15-17) sowie beide Illustrationsbände (in einem Band gebunden; Bilder 9-16). Original-Halbledereinbände, Rücken mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 23 x 16,5cm. Wie auch den 18 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, zeigen die Bücher eine wunderschöne & einheitliche Rückenansicht. Die Rückenkanten ohne den so oft üblichen Einrissen oder Fehlstellen. Lediglich zwei Außengelenke haben einen kleineren Einriss (trotzdem dort nach wie vor stabil). Der Buchschnitt ist in sehr guter Erhaltung. Außen berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Eine kleine Stelle an einem Deckel sowie an zwei Rücken mit etwas mehr Bereibung, ein Stück schadhafter Deckelbezug an einer Deckelecke, auf einen Deckel hat etwas abgedrückt. Innen alles fest eingebunden. Alle Textseiten & alle Illustrationen vorhanden. Keine Seiten lose, keine Anstreichungen o.ä. (bei den Abbildungen handelt es sich ausnahmslos um repräsentative Originalbilder). Seiten häufiger gebräunt; teils fleckig (mal weniger bis gar nicht, mal mehr, besonders auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten). Illustrationsband durchgehend fleckig & dort auch Seiten braunrandig. Vorsätze angeschmutzt. Bei sieben Bänden ist mittig an je einer Stelle das Fadenband deutlicher zu sehen, bei einem Band sehr stark. Das Vorsatzpapier auf dem Innendeckel ist bei fünf Bänden am Gelenk eingerissen (vom am schlimmsten betroffenen Band s. Bild 18). Überdurchschnittlich erhaltenes Exemplar - in dieser Vollständigkeit einheitlich gebunden ist diese frühe Auflage heute kaum noch erhältlich. 32000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
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        Animaux nouveaux ou rares recueillis pendant l'expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro à Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du Gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 à 1847: LUCAS, M.H. ENTOMOLOGIE.

      - Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857. Large-4to (310 x 235mm). pp. (4), 204, with 20 handcoloured engraved plates. Half green cloth, sides publisher's printed boards. The complete entomological part, comprising also Crustacea, of this famous expedition exploring the natural history, geology and anthropology of a large part of South America. "This monumental work is today still of great scientific value, and sought after not only for its scientific content, but also by bibliophiles because of its very beautiful coloured plates" (Borba de Moraes, p. 168). The fine hand-coloured plates are after drawings by Nicolet. The complete entomological section is scarce.Horn-Schenkling 14145; Nissen ZBI, 837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        The Wonders of Geology; Or a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena. Revised and Augmented by T. Rupert Jones.

      London: Henry G. Bohn -58 1857 - Seventh edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. xxiv, 479, (1); (xvi), 1019, (1) pp. Contemporary black full calf, spines with raised bands, twin gilt lettered labels, gilt to other compartments, all edges and endpapers marbled. Frontispiece by John Martin and 6 full page plates of which 3 are coloured including a geological map of England and Wales, plus 213 woodcuts in the text. Some light rubbing, a very good set. One of Mantell's most popular works. ".none did more to enhance his name among the educated public than successive editions of 'The Wonders of Geology', a much read, widely influential invitation to the science and its latest discoveries." The frontispiece, "The Country of the Iguanadon" by John Martin, is one of the earliest (the first edition appeared a decade earlier) to show a dinosaur supposedly in its natural habitat. "The genre itself. was new, and only a few paleontological localities were sufficiently well investigated to be reconstructed in such detail. [it] therefore became the first well-known attempt to re-create the actual appearance of dinosaurs. It effectively awakened Victorian imaginations to a saurian past that has continued to fascinate us ever since". This was the penultimate edition and included an obituary of Mantell in the first volume. Dean, 131

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Little Dorrit

      First Edition, first printingLondon: Bradbury and Evans, 1857Email for a technical description and photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 1.Auflage, 15 Bände, 1857-1860

      - Meyers Neues Conversations-Lexikon für alle Stände (ab Band 2: Neues Konversations-Lexikon). 15 Bände (A-Z). Hildburghausen und New York, Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1857-1860. Komplettes Exemplar der selten erhältlichen ersten Auflage. Original-Halbledereinbände der Zeit. Rücken mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 23,5x17cm. Wie auch den ersten zehn Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist das Leder rissig & Band 14 hat einen Einriss am Außengelenk mit einem kleinen Fehlstück - dennoch macht die Rückenfront einen guten, ansehnlichen Eindruck (Einrisse am Außengelenk bei fünf weiteren Bänden sind nur minimal). Ecken stärker bestoßen (eine Ecke besonders), ansonsten außen berieben (bei fünf Bänden am Außengelenk auffälliger). Aufgrund einer offensichtlich früheren feuchten Lagerung weisen die Bücher entsprechende Implikationen auf: Der Papierbezug der Deckel hat am Rand zum Außengelenk hin an sechs Stellen kleine Fehlstücke, an vier Stellen größere. Drei Buchdeckel zeigen deutliche Spuren (z.B. etwas wellig, ein Deckblatt mit Löchel; auf Bild 9 ist mit Band 10 der am stärksten betroffene Deckel abgebildet). Die Bücher haben einen leicht muffigen Geruch & sind innen fleckig. Die Bindung ist dennoch intakt; alle Seiten sind fest & vorhanden. Zwei Seiten sind am Rand gebräunt & etwas geknittert. Erwähnenswert ist, daß die Bücher mit Kreisarchiv Kranichhaus 21762 Ottendorf" auffällig häufig gestempelt sind: Auf dem Vorsatz, dem Vortitel sowie in acht Bänden auf dem unteren Rand jeder ca. fünfzigsten Seite. Gegenüber des Titelblattes zudem ein handgeschriebenes Kürzel." 30000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
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        Meyer's] Neues Conversations-Lexikon für alle Stände (Schreibweise ab Band 2: Neues Konversations-Lexikon für alle Stände). In Verbindung mit Staatsmännern, Gelehrten, Künstlern und Technikern. Unter der Redaktion der Herren Dr. L. Köhler und Dr. Krause herausgegeben von H. J. Meyer. [1. Auflage, A-Z komplett in 15 Bänden].

      Hildburghausen und New York : Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts -1860 1857 - EA. Ca. 24x16 cm. Insgesamt IV, 19144 Seiten. In dieser Ausgabe wurden die Zahlstiche mit eingebunden, also keine separater Tafelband. Wir zählten 114 Bildnisse von bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten und 58 Städteansichten. Halbleinen. Die Einbände sind berieben und leicht fleckig. Buchrücken Band 11 mit kleinem Loch, 2 Bände im Gelenk gering angeplatzt. Buchdeckel innen mit Exlibris. Buchdeckel Bd. XV hinten mit ganzseitiger Bleistiftnotiz zu den Stahlstichen. Vorsatzblätter jeweils mit Ziffer (Bleistift) versehen. Alle Bände fest gebunden und stabil. Seiten gebräunt od. braunfleckig, nur wenige stärker. Einge Blatt mit Wasserrand, hiervon auch 2 Tafeln betroffen. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel insgesamt durchaus ordentliche Erhaltung. 28,000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ballmert]
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        Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. I-II.

      London; Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First edition, first issue. 8:o. 21,5x14,5 cm. xiv, 320 & (3), 324-625, (1 blank) pp. + 40 plates (including the vignette title-page). Two volumes in contemporary green half leather with gilt decorations on spines, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges and green endpapers. Bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth on front paste-downs and with the signature ''Lord Lymington'' on front fly-leaf in both volumes. Spines and corners are a bit worn. Some small specks on the title page. There is a small loss in outer margin on pp. 41/42. The text pages are bright and clean, with just a few scattered light stains; there is, for instance, a light soot stain in the inner margin on pp. 340 and 341. Most plates are a bit spotted in margins, and a few of the vertical ones has been cut close to the plate's title. A well-preserved copy with the author's errata slip inserted between pp. 480 & 481. The novel was originally published in 20 monthly parts 1855-1857. This copy of the first book edition has all first issue points mentioned by Smith (Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth pp. 91-93)

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires. Traduction [et note préliminaire] de Charles Baudelaire.

      Michel Levy Frères, Paris 1857 - In-12, xxiv-287(1) pp. couvertures conservées, demi-chagrin brun (reliure ancienne). Quelques rousseurs, fiche de libraire collée sur une garde avec report sur le faux-titre. Bel exemplaire de cette édition originale du premier tirage. Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Surveys of the Roman Wall: The Roman Wall and Illustrations of the Principal Vestiges of Roman Occupation in the North of England + The Watling Street

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne The Duke of Northumberland 1857. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed with some discolouration. Occasional slight foxing First Edition Green hardback half-leather cover 570mm x 420mm (22" x 17"). [24pp], [38pp]. 11 large double plates, 22" x 32", with hand-coloured outlines. Presentation inscription to the Right Honorable Earl Grosvenor with the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments. Consists of the Plans of the Military Works, The Stations, Camps, Ancient Ways, and other remains of the earlier periods in the Northern Counties. From the original surveys made by direction of The Duke of Northumberland KG Patron of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Roman Wall across the counties of Northumberland and Cumbria; Map of Watling Street (Durham and Northuberland).

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        Popular History of the Aquarium of Marine and Fresh Water Animals and Plants

      London:: Lovell Reeve,, 1857.. First printing. Near Fine. Gilt to boards lightly rubbed, corners tipped, otherwise fine. Recased with new endpapers. Royal 16 mo (4.7/8 x 6.25 inches). Brown publisher's ribbed cloth blind-embossed with floral trellis design in quadrangles with gilt tortoise decoration to front board. Gilt floral decoration and lettering to spine. 23 (1) pp. publisher's listing, xvi, 327 pp., frontispiece and nineteen plates (hand-colored lithographs) by Sowerby. With five page listing of current and future natural history publications by Lovell Reeve. A fine illustrated work on the nature, establishment, content and care of the aquarium, with particular care given to the selection of the zoophytes, sea-anemones, corals and sea-urchins. Uniformly bound as with Mary Robert's Popular History of Mollusca. Lovell Reeve; London, 1851.

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        Rhymes and Roundelaes in Praise of a Country Life

      London: David Bogue 1857 - VG+ HB in sumptious deep plum Morocco binding with ornate gilt decor. Bound by Leighton Son & Hodge, London (with their small sticker at base of REP). Deeply beveled boards, all edges gilt and marbled endpapers with no inscriptions. A very bright tight clean copy of 192pp. adorned with numerous b/w ills throughout. (17 x 23cm)

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years Residence in the Interior of Africa

      John Murray, 1857. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Arrowsmith (maps). Book ... and a journey from the Cape of Good hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. FIRST EDITION, THIRD STATE - with the lithographs opposite pp 66 and 225 black and white. Advertisement ( 8 pp), dated 1, November 1857. Original brown blind stamped boards with gilt spine titles. Two inch closed tear to cloth of verso of spine joint. Bumped and with spine strip crush. Boards somewhat bowed. Brown endpapers. Fold out lithograph of Victoria Falls. Tissue protected portrait of the author by Henry Phillips. All lithographs attached. Fold out map of South Africa prior to advertisements. Fold out map of Livingstone's journey across Africa tucked into the envelope made from the rear endpapers. Binders ticket from Edwards and Remmants, London. A nice example. Item Type: Book. No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Arrowsmith (maps). Category: Literature & Literary; Travel & Places. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 015580. .

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        Little Dorrit.

      London Bradburry and Evans EA 1857 - Halbleder, Ecken u. Kanten beschabt, Rückenkanten bds. eingerissen, Einband lose, Frontispiz und Titelbild, (I-V) VI-VII (VIII-IX) X-XII (XIII) XIV, (1) 2-320 (321-323) 324-625 (626) Seiten mit 38 Illustrationen auf Tafeln von H. K. Browne, Seiten und Tafeln ohne Stockflecken, Papier z. T. zeitbedingt wenig gebräunt, Errata auf Seite XIV, "Rigaud" anstatt von "Blandois" Seite 469-473, 8°. First Edition with Rigaud for Blandois on pp. 469-73, without foxing. Book-block solid, but separated from cover. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      2 volumes in 3. Volume I, parts I and II: xvi+258 pages with frontispiece, 72 maps (1 folding) and illustrations engraved on steel, map and meteorological engraved on copper diagram, 12 engravings on stone, 20 wood cuts and errata; vii+174+[21 plates] with folding map in color, 26 maps and illustrations and errata. Volume 2, part I: 270+[75 plate] pages with index; Volume II, part II: 62+[27 plates] pages with index, 33+[25 plate] pages with index, 35+[41 plate] pages with index, 85+[ii]+[41 plate] pages with index. Quarto (11 ½" x 9") bound in quarter leather with raised spine bands and lettering in gilt with marbled boards. House of Representatives, 34th Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 135 First edition with the scarce color geological map (not issued in all copies).The Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey has been called "one of the masterworks of Western and American history." Published in the years 1857 to 1859, it was the official report of the U.S. Boundary Commission upon completing its work of surveying and mapping the United States-Mexico boundary. The boundary survey was a consequence of the U.S.-Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which concluded the war on February 2, 1848. The treaty transferred to the United States nearly half of the territory of Mexico and delimited the boundary. Some of the land was settled by Mexican ranchers and farmers, but much of the territory was unexplored and to Americans, it was an unknown land. Commissions from both the U.S. and Mexico began the survey and demarcation of the line in 1849. In 1853, through negotiation of the Gadsden Treaty, the United States purchased additional territory that now forms the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The boundary survey was completed in 1855, and the U.S. and Mexican commissions finished their maps in 1857, while work on the U.S. final Reportcontinued for another two years. The U.S.-Mexico boundary Report was published in two massive volumes, sometimes in three, and its contents make up an encyclopedia of the Southwest. It presents not only the results of the boundary survey, but also the results of the scientific investigations connected with the survey. Major William H. Emory, a Topographical Engineer, Chief Astronomer, and fourth U.S. Boundary Commissioner, oversaw production of the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Although the title page bears his name, the Report is the work of many contributors. In all of the essays, the illustrations are closely tied to the text. The geological reports in Volume I, Part II contain twenty-two drawings and diagrams that illustrate the features discussed. The authors of the geological chapters are Charles C. Parry and Arthur C. V. Schott, who both participated in the field survey, and James Hall, the influential state geologist of New York. The geological reports include a catalog of fossils collected during the survey. Most of the fossils are shells, and they were collected mainly by Schott and Emory. Timothy A. Conrad, a paleontologist at the Smithsonian Institution, identified and described the fossils. Twenty-one full-page, black-and-white plates were drawn by paleontologist Fielding B. Meek and engraved by John E. Gavit to illustrate the descriptions. The main chapter, "Botany of the Boundary," is by Princeton University botanist John Torrey, who identified and classified the plants of the borderlands, naming and describing many new genera and species. St. Louis physician and botanist George Engelmann was dedicated to one group of plants, the cacti. Similar to Torrey?s chapter, it lists and describes the cacti of the borderlands and names many new species. The chapter on fishes by Smithsonian zoologist Charles F. Girard contains forty-one full-page, black-and-white plates. Some of the plates indicate that they were drawn by John H. Richard of the Smithsonian Institution and engraved by William H. Dougal of Georgetown, D.C. They depict specimens that were collected by boundary survey naturalists. Spencer F. Baird, assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, prepared the chapter on "Reptiles of the Boundary." It is illustrated with forty-one full-page, black-and-white plates, some of which are signed by Richard and Dougal. The report on "Mammals of the Boundary" was also written by Baird, with illustrations drawn by J. H. Richard and R. Metzeroth and engraved by Dougal and Metzeroth. There are twenty-seven full-page, black-and-white plates showing the mammals. The chapter on birds, also by Baird, contains some of the most appealing illustrations in the Report. There are twenty-five full-page plates, all in color, drawn by Baird and lithographed by Bowen & Company of Philadelphia. The pictures of Indians have often been reproduced. They are full-page, color illustrations, nine of them altogether. All are by Schott, engraved on stone by Sarony, Major & Knapp of New York. The nine drawings complement the discussions of Indian culture in the chapters on geography. Views of cities and forts built by Spanish and Anglo settlers further reveal border life. Ten of these illustrations appear in Emory?s geographical essays. Most of them have no artist?s signatures but at least two are by Schott and one is by boundary commission draftsman Augustus de Vaudricourt. The remaining ninety-seven illustrations are topographical drawings or landscapes, the largest subject category. They appear throughout the geographical and geological reports. Most were drawn by Schott or by John E. Weyss, although many are unsigned. They were reproduced by a variety of techniques, including engraving on steel, engraving on stone, and woodcut. Several different individuals or firms were responsible for the reproductions. Made while the surveys were in progress, the views by Weyss and Schott and the final boundary maps are correlated. They offer parallel representations of the topography, the boundary monuments, and the location of the line. Trained as scientists and engineers, the officers of the Topographical Corps regarded scientific observation as an important purpose of their work. Exploration of the new lands acquired in the U.S.-Mexican War and discovery of their resources were goals as important as marking the boundary. Scientific discovery was the first step in the process of incorporating the region into the United States. Condition:Rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Some foxing through out, tear at fold of map else a very good set.

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        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 Vs. John F. A. Sandford. December Term 1856

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in brown cloth boards with black and gilt title label. Spine cocked. Speckled edges with soil on top edges. No wrappers. The title page is the first original page. Light soil and foxing on a few pages, with chips on last original pages. Benjamin Howard was the reporter of Supreme Court decisions and arranged for this New York D. Appleton publication. It has the same pagination as the Washington report. Both 1857 editions are scarce. This pro-slavery decision of the Supreme Court, in which Dred Scott sued for his freedom and lost, ruled the 1820 Missouri compromise unconstitutional and ruled that blacks of slave descent could never be citizens. Howes S218; Sabin 33240.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Aden - a Coaling Station in the Red Sea, 16.9.57

      Aden: , 1857. Original sketch in pencil, water- and body-colour (170 × 250 mm), neatly trimmed and mounted on card, initialled "DSG" in pencil, and titled as above in ink on the mount. Window-mounted with wash-line, framed and glazed in handmade maple frame with gilt sight-line. Greene (1826-1892), served with the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of Major-General. This striking and characteristic view was taken during his voyage out to India to take part in the Indian Mutiny, services recorded in his Views in India, from Drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny, published 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent.

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        Travels and Discoveries of 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: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857-8. - 5 volumes, octavo (222 x 137 mm). Original dark green straight-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorated panels to boards in blind, cream endpapers in Volumes I, II, and III, red-brown endpapers with advertisements in Volumes IV and V. Contemporary ownership inscription of George H. Witherle, of Castine in Maine, to front free endpaper in each volume. Spines a little darkened and gently cocked, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, both inner hinges in Volumes I, IV, and V as well as the rear inner hinge in Volumes II and III delicately restored. 61 lithographic plates, all tinted apart from one, drawn by J. M. Bernatz, after sketches by Dr Barth, and printed by Hanhart, numerous woodcuts in text, and 15 partially coloured folding maps engraved by Edward Weller. First editions throughout and unusual thus. Barth studied archaeology, science, and law at the University of Berlin, as well as geography under Carl, graduating in 1844. In 1845, he set out on a journey to Tunisia and Libya, returning to Europe two years later by way of the Sinai Peninsula, travelling through Palestine, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. 'In 1849, on the recommendation of Bunsen and Ritter, and the Prussian ambassador in London, Barth was appointed to an expedition under the direction of the British explorer James Richardson, who had been selected by the British government to open up commercial relationships with the sub-Saharan states of North Africa' (Howgego). During this extraordinary five-year expedition, Barth explored large parts of the region, including the Libyan desert, the Sahara, and the Sudan, as well as becoming 'the first European to penetrate Agades officially' (Carr, The Nomad's Path, p. 30). The resulting five-volume work is one of the key works on North and Central Africa written during the 19th century, providing extensive information on the different languages, traditions, religious practices, and political institutions of the region. Abbey Travel 274; Gay 207; Howgego IV B18; Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 53. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Op. 140]. Vom Pagen und der Königstochter. Vier Balladen von E. Geibel für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester. Op. 140 (No. 5 der nachgelassenen Werke.). [Full score]

      Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann [PN 35]. [October 1857]. Folio. Modern quarter tan calf with marbled boards and gilt titling to spine. 1f. (elaborate pictorial lithographic title by Friedr[ich] Krätzschmer), [iv] (text within decorative border), 3-114, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved. Publisher's handstamp, "J. Rieter-Biedermann Leipzig," to foot of title. Printer's note "Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" to foot of last page of text. Annotation in pencil to upper right corner of p. 93, "3 Schläge" (3 beats). Parentheses in pencil to part of second trombone to pp. 107- 8. Minor foxing; title slightly trimmed at outer edge; final blank leaf lacking; other minor defects. . First Edition, first issue. McCorkle p. 581 (identifying Johannes Brahms as editor) and 583. Hofmann p. 307. Hirsch IV, 919.

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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.

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        The Life of Robert Owen: Written by Himself, With Selections from his Writings and Correspondence; A Supplementary Appendix to the First Volume of The Life of Robert Wilson: Containing a Series of Reports, Addresses, Memorials, and Other Documents, Referred to in that Volume. 1808-1820

      London: Effingham Wilson,, 1857-58. 2 volumes, octavo (212 × 132 and 215 × 138mm). Vol I: Contemporary blue half calf and marbled boards, red morocco label, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. Vol Ia: Original purple cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, decorative border blindstamped to boards, yellow endpapers. One folding engraved plate in supplement. Vol I: Boards rubbed and scuffed, endpapers foxed. Vol. IA: loss to lower edge of front endpapers, spine and board edges discoloured. First edition. Volume I and the appendix (all published), by the Robert Marcus Owen (1771?-1858), a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of the cooperative movement.

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        Map of the United States and Their Territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico, the general map from "Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey "

      Washington DC:: Selmar Siebert,. 1857-8.. Otherwise good+ condition. Wonderful early map of the Western United States, with numerous areas designated as "unexplored territory". Includes Mexico, Utah, Texas, Oregon. Paper beautifully conserved and flattened, faint watermark evident, lower corners added affecting the rule line, barely noticeable. Steel engraving, 23 x 20".

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        The Eventful Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ship "Resolute" to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H. M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror," 1852, 1853, 1854. To Which Is Added an Account of Her Being Fallen in with by an American Whaler After Her Abandonment in Barrow Straits, and of Her Presentation to Queen Victoria by the Government of the United States

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. xl, 530pp + 1p of publisher's advertisement. Original red pebble grain cloth decorated in blind and gold on the front panel and on the spine panel, yellow endpapers. With eight inserted lithographed plates in color with tissue guards, twenty-four in-text woodcut engravings, and a hand-colored large foldout map. The journal of the Master of the H. M. Resolute, published upon the insistence of "numerous influential friends." Light chipping to spine ends, mild fading to spine panel, scattered foxing throughout. The corner of one leaf is torn (does not affect text). A very good copy. Uncommon. Arctic Bibliography 10603. Sabin 43183. ; Octavo .

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        Autograph manuscript.

      No place, 10. VIII. 1857. - 4to. 1½ pp. on 3 ff. Notes on silkworm disease. Pasteur compiled the present notes in the Swiss Alps in 1857 with the help of observations made by a silkworm breeder. They contain comparative information on the disease afflicting silkworms and diseases of vineyards and mulberry trees: "Note sur les éducations de vers à soie destinée à la confection de la graine, faite en 1857 dans la Suisse, les montagnes des Basses-Alpes et d'autres localités où l'épidémie n'a pas paru ; par M. Guérin [illegible]. [ ]". Undoubtedly, Pasteur relied on these notes and other accounts when he travelled to the south of France in 1865 to investigate the diseases among silkworms wreaking havoc in the French silk industry, as he had no prior knowledge of the silkworm disease he was comissioned to investigate. Within three years he succeeded in isolating the bacilli of two distinct diseases and in finding a procedure to prevent contagion as well as in detecting diseased stock. - Slight marginal soiling, otherwise in mint condition.

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        Cartografía Hispano - Científica, ó sea, Los Mapas Españoles en que se representa a España bajo todas sus diferentes fases. Tomo Segundo (de dos)

      Madrid, Imprenta de Don Ramón Ballone, 1857. Folio; portada, 379 pp., 4 hs. y 16 mapas coloreados, litografíados por Bachiller. Encuadernación de época en media piel.

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        Elegías de Varones Ilustres de Indias

      Madrid, Manuel Rivadeneyra, Impresor-Editor, 1857 [«Biblioteca de Autores Españoles»]. 4to. mayor; VI-567 pp. Encuadernación en media piel, de la época.

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        Suplemento al Diccionario de Teología del Abate Bergier, en su segunda version al castellano, hecha por una Sociedad de Eclesiasticos de esta Corte en el año 1846 y 1847, bajo la direccion del Presbitero y Doctor en Teologia y hoy canonigo de Toledo Antolin Monescillo

      Madrid, José Lorente Editor, 1857. 4to. mayor; 3 hs., 961 pp., 2 hs. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación de época en piel.

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        Tratado de la Prueba en Materia Criminal. Traducido al castellano con un Apéndice sobre la legislación criminal de España relativa a la Prueba

      Madrid, Imprenta de la Revista de Legislación, 1857. 4to.; 470 pp. Primera edición en español. Encuadernación de época, en pasta española, con lomera ornada.

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        Machinery for Raising Water, Giving Motion to Mills, &c. (+) Extension. Machinery for Raising Water, Giving Motion to Mills, &c. [British patent, No.:] 356, Year 1698.

      London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1857 + 1861. Lex 8vo. In the original blue printed front wrappers. Inner margins on both patents with nicks, not affecting text. 'Extension'-patent with traces after white paper on inner margin, not affecting text. A very fine and clean set. 4 pp. + 2 pp.. Rare original printed patent for what is arguably one of the most important patents ever taken in the Western world: Thomas Savery's landmark invention of the steam engine with which he laid the foundation for the entire Industrial Revolution and the eventual British hegemony. Over the following 100 years, the steam engine was continuously improved upon and perfected, but Savery's is the very first functioning and economically feasible steam engine ever to be produced and patented. "Though not a steam engine in the modem sense of the word, embodied the first practical application of the force of steam to mechanical purposes" (DNB). His device, patented in 1698 and demonstrated before the Royal Society in 1699, "was a condensing type engine in which the steam was caused to condense within a receiver, thereby creating a vacuum and raising water to be pumped up within connected pipes." (Dibner).Savery's idea behind the engine was simple and was initially designed to function as a water-pump: "A vessel, called a receiver, was fixed at a height of not more than 22 to 26 feet above the level from which the water was to be pumped. Steam was fed to the receiver until it was full. The steam supply was then cut off and the steam in the receiver condensed by a spray of cold water; the consequent reduction of pressure in the receiver would cause water to be drawn into it through pipes leading downwards. This water would later be forced upwards through other pipres when steam was once again allowed into the receiver" (Baker, New and Improved)."In 1698 Thomas Savery invented a steam pump which he protected with a broad patent that covered all "vessells or engines for raiseing water or occasioning motion to any sort of millworks by the impellent force of fire." (DSB)Savery's patent of July 1698 gave 14 years' protection; the next year, 1699, an Act of Parliament was passed which extended [hence the publication of the 'Extension'] his protection for a further 21 years. This Act became known as the "Fire Engine Act". Savery's patent covered all engines that raised water by fire, and therefore played an important role in shaping the early development of steam machinery in the British Isles.Thomas Newcomen, English inventor, improved on Savery's design in 1712 and created a more efficient steam engine. Due to Savery's patent Newcomen was forced to go into partnership with him. By 1712, arrangements had been made between the two men to develop Newcomen's more advanced design of steam engine, which was marketed under Savery's patent:"Newcomen was motivated by prospective commercial gain. What was that gain? The object of the engine was to drain mines, so the demand for the technology was determined by the size of the mining industry. In 1700, England's lead was immense: It produced 81% of the tonnage in Europe and 58% of the value. Germany, which had been Europe's mining centre in the late middle ages, produced only 4% of the tonnage and 9% of the value in 1700. The change was all down to coal. Servicing the drainage needs of England's coal industry is one reason why steam engine research was carried out in England." (Allen, The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective: How Commerce Created The Industrial Revolution and Modern Economic Growth).When Savery died his patent rights were bought up by a consortium of business men who extracted royalty payment on the Newcomen engines. This original patent was taken out in 1698, but it was not printed until 1857 (the extension in 1857). In fact, until 1852, all British patents only existed in hand-written versions, and we owe the printed prodution of them to one man: Bennet Woodcroft. Woodcroft (1803 - 1879) was an English textile manufacturer, industrial archaeologist, pioneer of marine propulsion, and a leading figure in patent reform. He was the first clerk to the commissioners of patents.Upon the passing of the Patent Law Amendment Act of 1852 Woodcroft was chosen for the post of superintendent of specifications, and in 1864 he was appointed clerk to the commissioners of patents, with sole charge of the department. His administration was marked by remarkable ability and liberality, and he may be said to have originated and carried out the whole existing system. In the space of five years (i.e. from 1852-57), he printed and published the whole of the specifications from 1617 to 1852 - 14,359 in number, meaning that all British patents up until 1852 were first printed in this period. Copies of these printed patents were presented to all larger towns in the country.Subsequently after the present patent went taken in 1698 two works describing his invention were published; A short paper published in 1699 in Philosophical Transactions and the extended exposition of his invention was published in book-form in 1702 (The Miner's Friend). Both are of the utmost scarcity and are very rarely being offered on the market. It is, however, the first time within the last 50 years that the patent (and the extension) is being offered on the market. Baker, New and Improved, no. 297.(Honeyman 2677 [the Miner's friend]).(Norman 1895 [The Miner's friend]).(Dibner 177 [Philosophical Transactions])

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 21. VI. 1857.. 2 ½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihre mir gestern zugekommenen erfreulichen Zeilen beantworte ich ohne Aufschub. Mein Sohn ist Anfang Novembers 1855 nach Rom gekommen, hatte sich auf 2 Jahre verpflichtet und wird diese Zeit halten, wenn ihm nicht die zeitige Ankunft seines Nachfolgers erlaubt, etwas früher abzugehen, und sich noch während einiger Wochen weiter in Italien umzuschauen. Er hat sich übrigens seinem Amte als Hülfsprediger oder Stellvertreter und als Hauslehrer des Herrn Gesandtschaftspredigers Heintz, den er ungemein hoch schätzt [ ] Ich wüsste daher durchaus nichts Abmahnendes' hinzuzufügen. Einem Gerücht zufolge sind Sie vor Jahr und Tag abermals in Italien, und dann auch wohl in Rom gewesen, und haben vielleicht auch Fortunato Lanci's de' spiritali tre regni cantati da Dante Alighieri etc. Roma 1855, das er mir als Geschenk zugesendet hat, aus den Händen des Verfassers empfangen, und ich habe immer gehofft [ ] eine Beurtheilung desselben von Ihnen zu lesen, jetzt aber meinen Sohn aufgetragen, sich zu erkundigen, ob der Verf. in Rom lebt, und ihm [ ] meinen Dank zu überbringen [ ] Meine Übersetzung von Metastasio's la morte d'Abelle (behülfs einer musikalischen Ausführung) überschickte ich Ihnen [ ]". - Neben literaturwissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen verfasste Kannegiesser eigene Epen und Dramen und gab 1810 zusammen mit Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching drei Bände der Zeitschrift "Pantheon" heraus. Sein Hauptverdienst liegt in der Vermittlung fremdsprachiger Literatur. Seit 1803 trat Kannegiesser als Übersetzer aus dem Griechischen, Lateinischen, Englischen, Dänischen, Schwedischen, Französischen und vor allem aus dem Italienischen hervor. 1809-21 erschien seine Übersetzung von Dantes Göttlicher Komödie.

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      Besozzi 1857-1861 (Codice TM / 0983) In 8° grande (cm 26) 4 volumi, XCVI - 610, XII - 534, 843, 458 pp. Opera completa. Fondamentale studio storico del dotto canonico, archivista della Curia Arcivescovile (Predari, 264), PRIMA EDIZIONE. I tre volumi dei Documenti sono illustrati con 2 ritratti litografici (antiporte dei voll. II e III), e completi delle 12 tavole f.t. a colori di cui 3 grandi e ripiegate, e 4 acquerellate, assai belle: costumi ecclesiastici, sigilli e documenti. Il volume della Biografia è corredato da bel ritratto all'antiporta. In fine otto tavole ill. di cui una grande e ripiegata. Timbri ex - biblioteche. Solide legature coeve m.tela muta, piatti marmorizz., etichette ai d. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa, pubblicata in tiratura limitata riservata ai sottoscrittori. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 950.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1857. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, decoration to spine and boards in blind, partly unopened, no half-title as issued. Engraved frontispiece, additional illustrated title and 37 plates (including 8 "dark" plates) by H. K. Browne. Spine faded to brown, a few short splits to joints, extremities a slightly worn, edges of boards lightly faded, plates oxidised as usual, chiefly at edges, the frontispiece, title and last plate a little heavier than the others. A very good copy. First edition in book form, first state of text with all the internal flaws identified by Smith, including "Rigaud" instead of "Blandois" pp. 469?-74, variant binding with "London, MDCCCLVII" lettered in gilt at foot of spine. From the library of Australian politician John Lane Mullins (1857?-1939), founder of the Australian Ex Libris Society and the Australian Limited Editions Society. With Mullins's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, facing a woodcut bookplate which reads: "John Lane Mullins M. A. gave this book to St Sophia's Library".

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        Tom Brown's School Days

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co,, 1857. Octavo (184 x 123 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in crushed blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments with gilt titles direct, boards with fillet borders and corner-pieces, gilt rolls to turn-ins, top edge gilt, brown coated endpapers, original cloth backstrip and sides bound in at rear. Housed in a black cloth solander box. Early library stamp to title page verso, finder mark to two binder's blanks, box a little rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy. First edition of the author's classic novel celebrating the ethos of ninteenth-century English Public Schools. The book's popularity "must be linked to its powerful structuring myth in which Rugby School is England, and the experience of the boy, learning self-reliance so that authority may be delegated to him, symbolizes the experience of the man of the governing class (...) The novel's opening paragraphs constitute one of the great evocations of Englishness (...)Vivid scenes of the trouncing of bullies, and the glories of the cricket and football fields, enliven the narrative, which also has much emphasis on boxing, for Hughes believed passionately in the healthiness and manliness of a fair fight." (ODNB).

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