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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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        DOCUMENTI CIRCA LA VITA E LE GESTA DI S.CARLO BORROMEO - BIOGRAFIA DI S.CARLO BORROMEO.

      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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        [Photo Album]: Class of 1857 Williams College

      [Massachusetts; Florida]. [circa 1857]. Quarto. Blind-stamped sheep titled in gilt on the spine, marbled endpapers. Two mezzotint engravings by John Sartain: of Rev. Mark Hopkins (President of Williams College), and Rev. Albert Hopkins (Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy). Splits at the top and bottom of the joints, rubbing on the binding, overall very good. The album contains 56 salted paper print portrait photographs, consisting of: a frontispiece with an outdoor group portrait of members of the Society of Natural History, a portrait of Professor Paul A. Chadbourne (who later became President of Williams from 1872-1881), and 54 students in the Class of 1857. Each of the portraits measures approximately 3" x 5". Most are oval in shape. All of the portraits are identified (although in a few cases, the identification is hard to read), some with additional brief biographical information (presumably supplied by one of the classmates), and most are signed by the subjects. The book contains an important frontispiece salt print (5.5" x 7.5") that is a group photograph of a "Florida Expedition" of 15 students led by Paul Chadbourne. This expedition or field trip was undertaken between February and April of 1857. It first went to Georgia and then to the western coast of Florida for the purpose of studying natural history and making collections. It was an effort by the Williams College Lyceum (the first in the nation) to add to the collections of the college. The participants are shown in their field gear with instruments. At least seven of the participants went on to careers in science. An excellent photographic record. Salt prints are by their nature more fugitive than most other then-contemporary photographic processes, and aside from the borders of these images, where the glue affixing them to the pages has interacted with the paper and lightened the borders somewhat, the portraits are expressive and immediate. This is late in the use of salted paper prints (better known as salt prints), which were the first commercially viable print process on paper and which had been introduced by William Henry Fox Talbot around 1841. They had all but faded away by 1860 (in more ways than one, as the images faded badly if exposed to light for extended periods) after the more stable albumen print had been introduced around 1851. A very nice album of salt prints. A complete list of the students is available on request. .

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        Lithographie von Julius Werner bei F. Albers. Rendsburg, 1857/58. 29 x 43,5 cm.,

      1857 - Klose/Martius 75.- Gesamtansicht von Rendsburg ('Von der Nordoestlichen Seite gesehen') mit 11 Randbildern mit Detailansichten von Carlshuette, Altem Holsteinertor, St. Marienkirche, Schützenhof, Paradeplatz, Schlossplatz, Christ- und Garnisionskirche, Rothenhof, Königlichem Zollamt, Schiffbrücke und Altstädter Markt mit Rathaus.- Komplett aufgezogen, etwas knitterfaltig, 5 dezente knapp in die Darstellung reichende Randeinrisse.- Leicht angestaubt und etwas feuchtrandig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America

      Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazard. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. Later Printing. Hardcover. Publication date 1857 on this rare edition of two volumes in one, a hard-to-find version. The title page indicates that it is for Volume 1 of 2, with 150 illustrations, but nothing else indicates separate publication. Wagner Camp 84: 18 indicates that the woodcuts in the Willis P. Hazard two-volume edition are mostly not Catlin's. Blind embossed cloth boards with gilt on illustrated spine. Rubbed and bumped corners and edges, light soil. Binding in very good condition for this large a volume. Soil on edges. Yellow endpapers have soiling with chips on last free endpaper and last pages. Light foxing throughout, browning of some pages including plates. 24 hand-colored plates with tissue and many more woodcuts. Some offsetting of plates. Catlin traveled throughout Eastern North America and the Plains from 1830-1838, having set out with the purpose of documenting Native American culture. He produced hundreds of paintings and created a gallery of them and the artifacts he had collected. He writes of the cultures of many different tribes he spent time with, including High Plains communities relatively untouched by whites at the time. Howes C241. ; Color Illustrations; Thick Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 792 pp .

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        Jardin des Plantes: La M?nagerie et la Vall?e Suisse

      [1857]. first edition. Twenty Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting the Species in the Second Oldest Zoological Gardens in the WorldPAUQUET, Jean Louis Charles, illustrator. Jardin des Plantes: La M?nagerie et la Vall?e Suisse. Dessins d'apr?s Nature par Pauquet, Lithographi?s par Bocquin. Texte Illustr? de 140 Vignettes sur Bois. Paris: Am?d?e B?delet, [1857]. First edition. Oblong quarto (9 3/16 x 12 1/4 inches; 234 x 310 mm.). 44 pp. Twenty fine hand-colored lithograph plates (all but one with tissue guard) all marked Bocquin, del et lith. & Imp. Lemercier, Paris. Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text.Original black diaper-grain cloth, covers decoratively stamped in gilt, red, cream, blue, green and blind. Spine decoratively lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Some light marginal foxing, otherwise a very fine copy.The animals depicted include Hyena, Tiger, Lion, Bears, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Camels, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Monkees, Rams, Elan, Antelope, Gazelle, Llama, Flamingo, Emu, Peacock, Owl, Hawk, Parrots, etc., etc.Very scarce. OCLC locates just two other copies worldwide at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Biblioth?que Nationale.La M?nagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the second oldest zoological garden in the world (after Tiergarten Sch?nbrunn). Today it does not have very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.In the beginning the term Jardin des Plantes referred only to a botanical garden of 58 acres, created and built by the royal physicians Jean Herouard and Guy de La Rousse. It therefore became known as the royal herb garden. Created in 1626 and opened for the public in 1635, it is the oldest part of the national research and educational institute for science, the Mus?um national d'histoire naturelle, which was founded in 1793.In the course of the French Revolution the menagerie was founded in 1793. According to a decision of the National Assembly in 1793, exotic animals in private hands were to be donated to the Menagerie in Versailles or killed, stuffed and donated to the natural scientists of the Jardin des Plantes. However, the scientists let the animals (the exact number of which is unknown) live. In due course the Royal Menagerie in Versailles (m?nagerie royale) was dissolved and these animals were also transferred to the Jardin des Plantes. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814) is considered to be the founder of the menagerie. He was committed to the principles of keeping exotic animals in their natural environment, having regard to their needs, placing them under scientific supervision, and allowing public access in the interest of public education. The Jardin was free for all visitors and tourists right from its inception. While the menagerie at first was just provisional it grew in the first three decades of the 19th century to be the largest exotic animal collection in Europe. The Zoo was under the scientific leadership of the former head of the zoological department at the museum, ?tienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772–1844). From 1805 onwards the menagerie was under the leadership of Fr?d?ric Cuvier, who was replaced in 1836 by Geoffroy's son Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.The institutional incorporation of the menagerie within the National Research Institute of the National Natural History Museum facilitated the academic study of the animals by doctors and zoologists. Studies related to systematics, morphology and anatomy were all carried out, notably by Georges Cuvier. Étienne Geoffroy, Frédéric Cuvier (the brother of Georges Cuvier) performed research in the area of behavioral observation. Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Frédéric Cuvier published their results in the quarterly work Histoire des Mammifières. It was first published in 1826 and became one of the foundational books concerning the biology of exotic animals. Furthermore, F. Cuvier's plans regarding the breeding of new domestic animal species were formulated.The expanding range of species was chiefly the result of French traveling researchers, colonial officials and donations from private people, which accounts for the fact that the animals in the Jardine were not limited to local French species.The so-called Rotonde was added to the basic enclosures in 1804, and from 1808 was used to harbour large animals such as elephants. In 1805 the bear ditch followed and in 1821, a so-called Fauverie or predator enclosure. The Volieren enclosure (voleries, birdhouses) for diurnal birds of prey was added in 1825, and two years later a birdhouse specifically for pheasants. A monkey house was set up for the first time in 1837, while reptiles had to wait until 1870 for their enclosure. Most animals were kept in functional, classicist, gallery-like buildings. These buildings and the zoo itself can be seen as an expression of the Imperial Power of France.In another part was the Vallée Suisse which had been built as a romantic garden. Here were several small enclosures which held exotic animals such as antelopes. Some buildings from this period still exist today - the semicircular birdhouse for pheasants (1827), the reptile house and the new pheasants enclosure (1881). At the beginning of the 20th century a hibernation enclosure (1905), a small monkey house (1928), a vivarium (1929), another monkey house (1934) and a reptile house (1932) had been built. A half century passed after this improvement without any further innovations except the restoration of the bear pit and some technical corrections. A new enclosure for diurnal birds of prey was built in 1983. A variety of renovations were carried out in the 1980s. At the beginning of the 21st century the pheasants enclosure from 1881 was renovated. However, as all of the structures are listed buildings, it is almost impossible to create new structures here. However the Jardin des Plantes still exists today and is the second oldest civil zoo in the world.

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        Manuscript transcriptions of two letters from Captain J. Lamont of the "Xulla", regarding the guano deposits on the Khuriya Muriya Islands, ceded to the British by the Imam of Muscat.

      On board "Xulla", Al-Qibliyah, Khuriya Muriya Islands, 6th/7th Oct. 1857.. 3 pp. on bifolium (4to) and 1 p. and bifolium (8vo).. Contemporary manuscript copies of two letters written by Captain J. Lamont of the British barque "Xulla" to his masters, Messrs. J. Heald & Co. in Newcastle upon Tyne (sent "Per Amicus to Bombay"), where they were received on 28 November. - On Oct. 6, Captain Lamont communicates that since his arrival two days previously he and "Mr. Hayes and his assistants" have been "all round the Island and have picked out a spot to dig in, but the only difficulty will be labor in carrying it down to the Boats One Bag 1/4 Mile on their backs". Before they bring the guano "down to the beach it has to go through the riddles and the sieves afterwards ready for Shipment". Hayes has sent Captain Ord "down to Muscat for labourage", and if he succeeds Lamont has no doubt he will "get away with the first of them." Also, for "60 days from this date the remainder of the S.W Monsoons have been blowing strong for these last 15 or 20 days at the Islands by the accounts giving [sic] by the 4 Vessels that left Aden". He names the four vessels (from Liverpool and Hartlepool) and contradicts the report of Ord's mate "that there is a great deal of Guano and likewise 40 Caves or more", having "been all round the Island with a pick-axe and shovel on my back and examined every crook and corner on the Island and cannot find any caves except one, and that contains about 1000 tons good Guano, and that the Gredenda of Liverpool is working at. Every one at his own pit." In his opinion there is not enough "Guano sufficient to load one hundred 6 hundred ton ships at this Island and that has to be got with a great deal of labor". - The following day, Captain Lamont states that he has been on shore that day, and has sent "a sample of Guano which will be sent you after going through the process at Liverpool". He hopes it will "prove good and give every satisfaction". - The Kooria Morria Islands off the southeastern coast of Oman were ceded to the British Crown by the Imam of Muscat in 1854, and two years later three merchants named Ord, Hindson and Hayes were licensed to remove guano from the islands for a period of five years. The scheme soon proved disastrous, and a meeting of the masters of 39 vessels held on the islands at the beginning of 1858 called for the merchants to forfeit the amounts of their licences. - In 1868 the islands were attached to the Aden Settlement (now modern Yemen); they remained a British possession until 1967, ultimately administered from Bahrain by the British Chief Political Resident of the Gulf.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien und München, 20. III. 1850 und 16. III. 1857. - Zusammen 3 SS. auf Doppelblättern. 8vo. An einen Freund: "Bey Neumann habe ich einen guten Abguß von der von Holbing gefertigten Büste Sr. Majestät des Kaisers gefunden welche mir zur Benützung bereitwilligst zur Disposition steht [.]" (Br. v. 20. III. 1850). "Mein Aufenthalt in München dauerte viel länger als es anfangs meine Absicht war, ich hatte mir vorgenommen auf jeden Fall einige Zeit vor eintreffen [!] des allerhöchsten Hofes in Wien zu sein, allein verhindern Familieninteressen, darunter die Verheurathung meiner jüngsten Tochter mit einem brafen [!] Mann, auch einige unabweißliche Arbeiten, hielten mich fest biß jetzt [!] [.] Ich erlaube mir Ihnen dieß zu melden mit der Bitte (wenn Sie es für geeignet finden) S. Ex. dem Herrn S.M. L. Grafen von Grünne Kenntnis hievon zu geben [.]" (Br. v. 16. III. 1857). Karl Ludwig Graf von Grünne (1808-84) - seit 1848 Generalmajor und erster Generaladjutant des Kaisers - war zur Zeit der Entstehung des Briefes Leiter der Militärischen Zentralkanzlei. - Nach Studien an den Akademien in Augsburg und München lebte der gelernte Konditor Adam als Hofmaler des italienischen Vizekönigs Eugène de Beauharnais 1809-24 in Mailand und arbeitete anschließend an verschiedenen deutschen Höfen ehe er sich der Darstellungen von Schlachten verschrieb, die er u. a. im Auftrag von Kaiser Franz Joseph, König Ludwig I. und Joseph Wenzel Graf Radetzky ausführte. "Adams Verdienst besteht in der Vielseitigkeit und in der Naturwahrheit seiner Schilderungen [.] Mit Recht gilt er als einer der besten Schlachten- und Pferdemaler seiner Zeit [.]" (Thieme/Becker I, 57f., 57). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        New-York Winter Scene in Broadway - Scene d Hiver dans Broadway

      0 - Lithographie von P. Girardet nach H. Sebron bei M. Knoedler, New York. Verlag Coupil, Berlin. Darst. 59,5 x 86,5 cm. Bl. 74,5 x 100 cm. 1857. - Im Rand fleckig mit 2 Einrissen, unten mittig mit hinterlegtem Riss, kleinere Abriebstellen im Himmel.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, ca. 1857. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Umschlag mit großem roten Lacksiegel. An den Freiherrn Julius von Hügel (geb. 1810), Erster Stallmeister und Kammerherr S. M. des Königs von Württemberg. Er war der Sohn aus der 2. Ehe des württ. Generals und Staatsministers Ernst Eugen von Hügel (1774-1849) mit Louise Ernestine, geb. Freiin von Gemmingen-Guttenberg (? 1834). 1852 löste Julius von Hügel den Freiherrn Philipp von Gemmingen als Leiter des kgl. württ. Gestüts Weil ab. Dies Gestüt (1810-1932) war das erste, dass außerhalb des Orients eine Reinzucht mit Arabern betrieb. Hügel wurde vom König nach Ägypten geschickt, um dort persönlich Pferde für die Zucht einzukaufen. "Es ist mir eine grosse, grosse Freude durch die eignene, so gnädige Zuschrift Ew. Excellenz von Ihrer lang erwarteten Ankunft benachrichtigt worden zu sein. Die Glieder meiner Familie, welche nächst mir Ihnen am anhänglichsten waren, sind leider! längst dahin geschieden. Mir selbst bleibt in diesen Tagen auch nur der schriftliche Ausdruck des innigsten Dankgefühls möglich. Ich bin fast noch bettlegrig, leidend an einem heftigen catharrhatischen Anfalle, doch giebt mir unser vortreflicher Schönlein die Hofnung, dass in 3-4 Tagen es mir gestattet sein wird, im Hotel de Brandenbourg der Frau Generalinn meine persönliche Aufwartung machen zu können ." - Johann Lukas Schönlein (1793-1864), war Humboldts Arzt und betreute als Leibarzt auch Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen. Hügel veröffentlichte 1861 das Buch über "Die Gestüte und Meiereien Seiner Majestät des Königs Wilhelm von Württemberg" in Stuttgart. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Preda del Cagliari. Per la intendenza generale della Real Marina contro la compagnia Raffaele Rubattini e socii di Genova. Discorso sulla legittimita' della preda del piroscafo sardo, il Cagliari ad uso della Commissione delle prede e naufragi sedente -in Napoli

      Reale Tip. Militare, Napoli 1857 - In 4, pp. 71. 1 tav. f.t. piu' volte rip. Br. ed. con d. e p. post. rifatti. Carte del processo che oppose la Marina Militare alla compagnia dell'armatoreÂRaffaele Rubattini. Carlo Pisacane, giunto a Ponza durante la nota spedizione, si impossesso' della nave Cagliari facendo prigioniero l'equipaggio. Dopo aver sbarcato Pisacane e i suoi a Sapri, il Cagliari riprese la rotta verso Genova ma fu fermata dalla Marina Militare di Napoli che se ne approprio' dichiarandola 'buona e legittima preda'. Ne sorse quindi una vertenza legale dopo il ricorso dell'armatore Rubattini, che si concluse con la restituzione del piroscafo al legittimo proprietario. ITA

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        Quand j'étais étudiant ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1857, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Second edition published a year after the first edition. Bound in half shagreen fir wedge, back with five set with black nets nerves decorated with double black boxes adorned with jewels golden light scratches without gravity on a bit, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, all gilt edges. Signed autograph from the author to Mrs. Dufay. Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition parue un an après l'édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons noirs agrémentés de fleurons dorés, légères éraflures sans aucune gravité sur un mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Envoi autographe signé de Nadar à madame Dufay. Agréable exemplaire.

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        SHINA REKIDAI ENKAKU ZU: HISTORICAL ATLAS OF CHINA THROUGHOUT THE SUCCESSIVE DYNASTIES. Pinyin: ZHI XIN ZHI DAI YU GE TU.

      A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTED MAP OF CHINESE DYNASTIES [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 woodblockprinted maps, map 2 has ca. 20 x 10 cm missing @ top center. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE AMERICANS IN JAPAN: An Abridgment of the Government Narrative of the U.S. Expedition to Japan, Under Commodore Commodore Perry.

      A PRIMARY WORK BY A CREW MEMBER WITH THE PERRY EXPEDITION 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 Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE FAIRY FAMILY. A Series of Ballads and Metrical Tales Illustrating The Fairy Mythology of Europe

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones, his first attempt at book illustration, with a Steel engraved title-page and frontispiece, and a woodcut tailpiece. Pp. xv, 283 [i.e. 277 - error in pagination: page 80 skips to page 97, however register is continuous without loss], 4 - publ. catalogue. Blind-stamped green, ribbed cloth, gilt spine title and design, light salmon coloured endpapers. Very good, very clean and square, with the spine only lightly sunned. Highly collectible copy. Fredeman 92.1; Houfe p.82/3. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Tavistock House Theatre, under the Management of Mr. Charles Dickens. On Twelfth night, Tuesday, January 6th, 1857 ... The Frozen Deep

      London, 1857. Printed in red and black, measuring 15-1/8 x 11 in. folio. A little sunburned and chipped (not affecting text), close tear repaired. Very good. Printed in red and black, measuring 15-1/8 x 11 in. folio. ANNOUNCING THE FIRST OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE. An unusual piece of Dickensiana and an Arctic rarity. This broadside advertises the first official performance of The Frozen Deep at Tavistock House Theatre. The play was a collaborative effort between Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. Although Collins is named as the play's author, it was guided substantially by Dickens who was an avid supporter of Lady Franklin. The Frozen deep was written and staged in part as a response to John Rae's report of the first news of the fate of John Franklin and his expedition. Relying on information obtained from Inuits at Pelly Bay, Rae's report suggested that the lost party had been reduced to cannibalism, which was hardly welcomed by Lady Franklin. Nor by Dickens, as it turned out. He published a furious response to the news in Household Words, denying that "... any of the members [of the Franklin expedition] prolongued their existence by the dreadful expedient of the eating the bodies of their dead companions..." He took the matter one step further in The Frozen Deep. "Dickens collaborating with Wilkie Collins, transformed Rae's story into a romantic allegory. It became a tale of murder and revenge over a failed love affair - there was no reference to cannibalism or to Inuit involvement, and the Rae charcter was turned into a suspicious, power-hungry nursemaid who predicted the expedition's doom in her effort to ruin the happiness of the delicate heroine" (Elce, p25). A dress rehearsal was performed the night before, but the performance on the 6th was for friends of Dickens and Collins and included politicians and judges. There followed three other performances of the play on January 8, 12 and 14, each of these semi-public occasions drew an audience of ninety or so. The collaboration was taken through to its logical conclusion with both Dickens and Collins acting in this performance. They are named on the broadside: Dickens playing Richard Wardour and Collins Frank Aldersley. They also performed in the other play staged that night Mrs Inchbald's Animal Magnetism. Dicken's promoted Tavistock House Theatre as "The Smallest Theatre in the World." It was in fact the schoolroom in his home converted into a theatre for the occasion. As such, only a handful of copies of this broadside were ever likely to have been printed. The play was revived in August that year as a means to provide support for the family of Dickens's friend Douglas Jerrold, who died suddenly on 8 June. These later performances were at the Gallery of Illustration and also in Manchester. Podeschi H867; Erike Behrisch Elce (ed) As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin... Montreal, 2009

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        Life of George Washington

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Co., 1857-1859., 1857. The Illustrated Edition, with engraved portraits, maps and views throughout. 5 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary mid brown half calf with two black title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Discreet blue ownership stamp to first blank of each volume. Text and plates clean with superb impression of the plates. A very handsome set.

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        Schloß Leutstätten." Blick über die Würm auf das Schloß, seitlich Baumbewuchs, vorne ein Kahn und eine Frau.

      - Sepiaaquarell über Bleistift, mit Weiß gehöht, signiert und datiert "Al(ois) Flad 1857", 13 x 17,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S.63. - Frisches, reizendes Aquarell in fein abgestimmten Tönen. Der Künstler war in München ansässig und schuf neben Aquarellen von München und Bayern auch Lithographien. - Aus einem adeligen Album. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

      Smith, Elder, and Co, London, 1857. A New Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. In original publisher's orange covers with black lettering and publisher's catalogue at rear. Covers are darkened and are sunned at edges and on spine, paper is split across front inner hinge - binding is otherwise sound, end-papers are darkened, front end-paper has previous owner's name in purple over text and penciled previous price, clean pages are slightly darkened and have a light aroma of tobacco smoke. No dust-jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Inventory No: 10115090065. .

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Berlin, 20. XI. 1857. - 8vo. 1 p. An den namentlich nicht genannten Komponisten Joachim Raff [rückseitig ist der Empfängername mit Bleistift vermerkt]: „[ ] ich erlaube mir, Ihnen beifolgend eine erfreuliche Antwort des Herrn M.D. Neithardt an mich, Ihren Psalm betreffend, zuzusenden, um deren - gelegentlich - Reournirung ich ergebenst bitten würde. Ich füge dem nur mein Bedauern zu, daß Herr M.D. Stern nicht ebenfalls die von mir erwartete Theilnahme and en Tag gelegt hat. Vielleicht wird er sich nach dem wichtigeren Vorgange später doch noch anschliessen. Dar ich Sie ersuchen mich Herrn Dr. Brendl zu empfehlen und ihm mitzutheilen, daß ich mir vorbehalte, ihm in nächster Zeit einige Beiträge z.b. über Tauberts Macbeth zu senden, für welche er mir seine Spalten offen halten möge [ ]"

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast:;Thence across the continent, down the river to Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London, John Murray. 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp. (x) + 687 + 8 adverts. Illustrated with 47 plates, line-drawings in text, folding frontispiece and folding maps. The folding map of Dr. Livingstone's Route Across Africa secured in inside pocket of rear board. Beautifully bound in recent half tan calf,spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled boards, original cloth covers preserved at rear. Light and occasional spotting; a near fine copy.

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        Jardin des Plantes: La Ménagerie et la Vallée Suisse

      [1857]. first edition. Twenty Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting the Species in the Second Oldest Zoological Gardens in the WorldPAUQUET, Jean Louis Charles, illustrator. Jardin des Plantes: La Ménagerie et la Vallée Suisse. Dessins d'après Nature par Pauquet, Lithographiés par Bocquin. Texte Illustré de 140 Vignettes sur Bois. Paris: Amédée Bédelet, [1857]. First edition. Oblong quarto (9 3/16 x 12 1/4 inches; 234 x 310 mm.). 44 pp. Twenty fine hand-colored lithograph plates (all but one with tissue guard) all marked Bocquin, del et lith. & Imp. Lemercier, Paris. Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text.Original black diaper-grain cloth, covers decoratively stamped in gilt, red, cream, blue, green and blind. Spine decoratively lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Some light marginal foxing, otherwise a very fine copy.The animals depicted include Hyena, Tiger, Lion, Bears, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Camels, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Monkees, Rams, Elan, Antelope, Gazelle, Llama, Flamingo, Emu, Peacock, Owl, Hawk, Parrots, etc., etc.Very scarce. OCLC locates just two other copies worldwide at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Bibliothèque Nationale.La Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the second oldest zoological garden in the world (after Tiergarten Schönbrunn). Today it does not have very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.In the beginning the term Jardin des Plantes referred only to a botanical garden of 58 acres, created and built by the royal physicians Jean Herouard and Guy de La Rousse. It therefore became known as the royal herb garden. Created in 1626 and opened for the public in 1635, it is the oldest part of the national research and educational institute for science, the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, which was founded in 1793.In the course of the French Revolution the menagerie was founded in 1793. According to a decision of the National Assembly in 1793, exotic animals in private hands were to be donated to the Menagerie in Versailles or killed, stuffed and donated to the natural scientists of the Jardin des Plantes. However, the scientists let the animals (the exact number of which is unknown) live. In due course the Royal Menagerie in Versailles (ménagerie royale) was dissolved and these animals were also transferred to the Jardin des Plantes. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737?-1814) is considered to be the founder of the menagerie. He was committed to the principles of keeping exotic animals in their natural environment, having regard to their needs, placing them under scientific supervision, and allowing public access in the interest of public education. The Jardin was free for all visitors and tourists right from its inception. While the menagerie at first was just provisional it grew in the first three decades of the 19th century to be the largest exotic animal collection in Europe. The Zoo was under the scientific leadership of the former head of the zoological department at the museum, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772?-1844). From 1805 onwards the menagerie was under the leadership of Frédéric Cuvier, who was replaced in 1836 by Geoffroy's son Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.The institutional incorporation of the menagerie within the National Research Institute of the National Natural History Museum facilitated the academic study of the animals by doctors and zoologists. Studies related to systematics, morphology and anatomy were all carried out, notably by Georges Cuvier. Étienne Geoffroy, Frédéric Cuvier (the brother of Georges Cuvier) performed research in the area of behavioral observation. Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Frédéric Cuvier published their results in the quarterly work Histoire des Mammifières. It was first published in 1826 and became one of the foundational books concerning the biology of exotic animals. Furthermore, F. Cuvier's plans regarding the breeding of new domestic animal species were formulated.The expanding range of species was chiefly the result of French traveling researchers, colonial officials and donations from private people, which accounts for the fact that the animals in the Jardine were not limited to local French species.The so-called Rotonde was added to the basic enclosures in 1804, and from 1808 was used to harbour large animals such as elephants. In 1805 the bear ditch followed and in 1821, a so-called Fauverie or predator enclosure. The Volieren enclosure (voleries, birdhouses) for diurnal birds of prey was added in 1825, and two years later a birdhouse specifically for pheasants. A monkey house was set up for the first time in 1837, while reptiles had to wait until 1870 for their enclosure. Most animals were kept in functional, classicist, gallery-like buildings. These buildings and the zoo itself can be seen as an expression of the Imperial Power of France.In another part was the Vallée Suisse which had been built as a romantic garden. Here were several small enclosures which held exotic animals such as antelopes. Some buildings from this period still exist today - the semicircular birdhouse for pheasants (1827), the reptile house and the new pheasants enclosure (1881). At the beginning of the 20th century a hibernation enclosure (1905), a small monkey house (1928), a vivarium (1929), another monkey house (1934) and a reptile house (1932) had been built. A half century passed after this improvement without any further innovations except the restoration of the bear pit and some technical corrections. A new enclosure for diurnal birds of prey was built in 1983. A variety of renovations were carried out in the 1980s. At the beginning of the 21st century the pheasants enclosure from 1881 was renovated. However, as all of the structures are listed buildings, it is almost impossible to create new structures here. However the Jardin des Plantes still exists today and is the second oldest civil zoo in the world.

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        Hunter?s Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1857. 8vo, 66, (4, ads)pp. Huge folding panorma at the front that extends out almost 12 feet, and several illustrations from woodcuts in the text, some full-page. Original red cloth, pictorial gilt upper cover. Neatly restored, a very good copy rare with the folding panorama undamaged. First edition, scarce thus, (also found in green cloth). An important Canadian book illustrated by Waud, an English artist who did a lot of work for American periodicals. As a Canadian imprint, one should not be surprised to see ?Cleaveland? spelled thus on the engraved title. Sabin 33938. Hamilton 1260.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Qu.-schmal-4to. Vier Takte für zwei Klaviere aus "Cappan’s und Friderun’s Hochzeitsfest" op. 57. - Als Kind bereits Mitglied des Berliner Domchors, studierte Hofmann seit 1857 bei Theodor Kullak, August Eduard Grell, Siegfried Dehn und Richard Ferdinand Wüerst an der Neuen Akademie der Tonkunst und lebte danach als Pianist und Privat-Musiklehrer in Berlin. "Nach dem großen Erfolg seiner ersten Oper 'Cartouche' 1869 widmete er sich ausschließlich der Komposition, schrieb neben Klavierstücken und Liedern Orchester- und Chorwerke, die bei den 'Bilse-Konzerten' aufgeführt wurden (u. a. 'Frithjof-Symphonie', 1874). Zu Lebzeiten vielbeachtet, wurde Hofmann 1882 Mitglied und 1898 Senatsmitglied der Kgl. Akademie der Künste in Berlin" (DBE). - Ausschnitt aus einem umfangreicheren Notenmanuskript.

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

      A. Williams and Co. 1857 - 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. IAn 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. The debate over authorship has not been settled. This copy in good condition. Some foxing to plates, some marginal staining to corners not affecting images, binding split at exterior joints but still holding, marginal stain to front cover. OCLC 8785099, locating seven copies, all at major institutions. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etudes d'histoire religieuse EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, 14x23cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel full percaline olive, smooth spine, date and net golden tail, part of title shagreen head negro, preserved covers (flat with small and discrete restorations their backs with adhesive patches) , top edge gilt, binding signed A. Mertens. Precious autograph signed Ernest Renan in Sainte-Beuve in the first flat head cover. Virtually free copy pleasant freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline olive, dos lisse, date et un filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin tête de nègre, couvertures conservées (plats comportant de petites et discrètes restaurations en leur versos à l'aide de pièces adhésives), tête dorée, reliure signée de A. Mertens. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Ernest Renan à Sainte-Beuve en tête du premier plat de couverture. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur.

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION: 8vo., 2 volumes. pp.294 + 2 (advertisements); pp.258 + 16 (advertisements). Elegantly bound in recent tan calf over marbled boards, twin red and black title labels with light gilt to spines; gilt rule to boards. Edges a little dusty, internally spotless. A superb copy . Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but published posthumously in 1857. The 'Professor' of the title escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, regarded as the author's most realistic feminist heroine. This novel endures today as both a harbinger of Bronte's later fiction and a compelling read in its own right. Smith [7], Symington p.40.

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        The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds, and Wild Fowl of America

      Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co, 1857. Second edition. Frontispiece aquatint. Engraved aquatint title page and numerous text illustrations. 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown half publisher's brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Fornt joint tender. Second edition. Frontispiece aquatint. Engraved aquatint title page and numerous text illustrations. 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy, Inscribed to Junius Spencer Morgan. With the contemporary inscription from the author, "J.S. Morgan, Esq / with regards of the author / E.J. Lewis M.D. / Dec 6th 1858". The recipient, of course, was the financier and father of J.P. Morgan; four years earlier, in 1854, he had taken his first big step into international banking as a partner in the firm of George Peabody & Co., and it is to be hoped that this volume provided an impetus for his interest in more recreational pursuits. Phillips p. 225; Henderson pp. 162-163; Heller 2:703

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        BERMUDA. A COLONY, A FORTRESS, AND A PRISON; OR, EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN THE SOMERS' ISLANDS. (WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.)

      London. . 1857 - x,[2],287,[1]pp. plus a folding map, eight plates, and 24pp. of publisher's ads. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Light to moderate soiling. Rebacked, with original spine laid down. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor toning and foxing. In a cloth clamshell case. Good. A narrative of Bermuda written by a British officer, and one of the few works entirely devoted to the island and life there. "Col. Whittingham was stationed in Bermuda in 1856 and wrote this somewhat satirical account of Bermuda and Bermudians as seen by a garrison officer" - Hallett. It is illustrated with eight color plates, showing various views of the island. SABIN 4907. HALLETT, BERMUDA, p.78.

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        A TRIP THROUGH THE LAKES OF NORTH AMERICA; EMBRACING A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, TOGETHERWITH ALL THE PRINCIPAL PLACES ON ITS BANKS, FROM ITS SOURCE TO ITS MOUTH: COMMERCE OF THE LAKES, ETC. FORMING ALTOGETHER A COMPLETE GUIDEFOR THE PLEASURE TRAVELER AND EMIGRANT

      Published by J. Disturnell, 1857., 1857. First edition. 12mo. Original blindstamped light green cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, rear cover blind stamped the same as the front cover without the gilt, xi, 12-386 pp., plus 6 pp. of advertisements, frontis., preface, illustrated, plates, maps, appendix, advertisements. One large folding map affixed to the rear pastedown sheet. A trip that begins at Niagara Falls or Toronto, situated on Lake Ontario, and then in succession Lake Simcoe, the Georgian Bay and North Channel, and arriving at Saut Ste Marie, the gateway of the Lake Superior country. A description of Lake Superior is provided along with means of travel to reach it such as steamships starting from Chicago, Buffalo, Cleveland, and Detroit. Much information is provided on the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and the St. Lawrence River, including tables of distances by steamship, railroad, commerce of the lakes, magnitude of the lakes, extent of lake and river navigation, and much more. The folding map is in very good condition, showing minor wear with a few small tears. An important and informative book on the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and surrounding bodies of water. Very good copy.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Boston').

      - altkolorierter Stahlstich v. C. Mottram n. J.W. Hill b. Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. in London, Smith Brothers in New and Boston, Delarue in Paris, dat. 1857, 68 x 98 Not in Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America! - Zeigt Boston von der Seeseite mit vielen Segelbooten und Dampfern im Vordergrund. - Unter der Ansicht kleine Vignette mit Ansicht "Bostonia Condita 1630". (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Indian Mutiny. Small Archive of Documents with 6 Commissions of Capt Wm David Dickson, 3rd Bombay NI, 1841 to 1877.

      Government of India, Bombay 1857 - This small archive comprises: A manuscript letter of commendation addressed Capt W D Dickson, 3rd Bombay NI from the Secret Department, Political Agent's Office, Belgaum 19th September 1857 congratulating him on "the commendation of the Government for the great assistance I received from you in the course of the enquiries which ended in the conviction and execution of the Conspirator Mahomed Hoosein." It is signed G B Seton Karr, Magistrate of Belgaum and Political Agent. This is written ona folio sheet of writing paper with three horizontal and one vertical fold, some short tears without loss to edges of folds. A small cutting is attached showing that Dickson has passed the examination in the Canarese language. Documents mentioning individual mutiny convictions and trials are most unusual. Another copy of this manuscript, signed and certified as a true copy by G B Seton Karr on a folio sheet of blue paper but this with an additional note stating that "the Magistrate and Political Agent has much pleasure in stating that Captain Dickson's skill in reading Persian and Hindoostanee manuscripts was of the greatest advantage to the public service during the disturbances of 1857." Pinned to this letter is another cutting about Dickson's language skills and a later letter on a smaller quarto bifolium dated Commander in Chief's Office, Camp near Mhow, Jan 30th 1866 written in his own hand and signed by the Military Secretary, Lt Col Martin Dillon informing Major Dickson that he has been too late in applying for the command of his regiment but that Sir Robert Napier has received good reports of his service from the AG's office and will bear this in mind when the issue of command next arrises. Dickson's completed application form to join the Staff Corps, dated Agra 30th May 1861, with a further ms note on the reverse requesting further confirmation of some aspects of his service, signed by a DAG. Together with an extract form General Orders signed by Capt C T Aitchison, Acting DAG appointing Dickson a Major from 2nd March 1861. Three commissions on parchment from Governors of Bombay dated between 1841 [Ensign] and 1856 [Captain]. These are all in good condition with embossed paper wafer seals of the East India Company. They are signed, amongst others, by George William Anderson, Lt Gen Sir Thos McMahon, James Henry Crawford [1841], Lestock Robert Reid, John Pollard Willoughby, Sir Thos MacMAhon [1845], Lord Elphinstone, James Grant Lumsden, A Malet [1856]. The earliest of these commissions is somewhat yellowed but perfectly sound. . A certified manuscript extract from Station Orders, Neemuch commending Colonel Dickson for his service as Magistrate and Political Agent in Neemuch. A Church of Scotland certificate for Dickson's marriage, in Banff 1855, to Mary Stuart Souter. A child's baptism certificate at Agra, a furlough note, a cabinet portrait of Dickson in civilian clothes, another vey faded, a faded and damaged group photograph of three gentlemen and an officer at a table. An interesting group of material Size: Folio and Smaller

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        Petersberg (Saalekreis). - Kloster Petersberg. - 2 Blatt. - "Die Kirche auf dem St. Petersberge bei Halle A/S wiederhergestellt i. d. J. 1853-57".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Getönte Lithografie, 1857., nach A. Stark. 33 x 50,7 cm (Darstellung) / 54 x 72,7 cm (Blatt). Gesamtansicht unterhalb betitelt, "Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot in Berlin", außerdem Widmung des Bauführers Stark an den König von Preußen. - Detailansichten oberhalb betitelt mit "Beilage zur perspect. Ansicht des St. Petersberges", Bezeichnungen unter den jeweiligen Ansichten, unten links "A. Stark gez". - Malerische Ansicht der Klosterkirche auf dem Petersberg bei Halle mit einem Detailansichtenblatt als Beilage: das Innere des Querschiffes und h Chors vor dem Ausbau, Situationsplan, Innere des Langhauses nach d. h. Chor zu nach dem Ausbau, Südseite vor dem Ausbau mit der i. J. 1567 eingebauten Kirche, Ostseite nach dem Ausbau, Laengenprofil nach dem Ausbau. - Beide Blätter minimal fleckig und knickspurig. Detailansichtenblatt unten mit 2 cm langem hinterlegten Einriss. Insgesamt zwei schöne und interessante Ansichten. A. Stark

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
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        ALS, partially missing, to M.D. Hunter of Anton's Hill, Coldstream, in Berwick

      date missing, but April, Sydney 1857 - Single leaf of wove paper, 268 x 208 mm., old folds, torn at seal, comprising the last page of a letter and address panel verso; blue NSW sixpence stamp and other postmarks. Sadly missing the first sheet, this is nonetheless a substantial fragment of an interesting letter written and signed by Donaldson while serving as the treasurer of New South Wales: "the turmoil and harassing wear & tear of political life in a Colony is rather too high a price to pay for the distinction, such as it is."Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson (1812-1867) first arrived in Sydney in 1835 and quickly established himself as one of the exclusives centred around the Macarthur family. A founding member of the Australian Club, a trustee of the Port Phillip Association, and a member of the Senate of the University of Sydney. His great claim to fame, however, is that he was the first Premier of New South Wales, having eventually gained the position after the 1856 election. 'In the first elections under responsible government Donaldson was returned for Sydney Hamlets to the Legislative Assembly? Hitherto he had worked with so many factions that one Sydney paper was at a loss to discover his political principles' (ADB). Donaldson was narrowly able to form government in June 1856, but his position fast became untenable, and the ministry resigned on 25 August. In October he was defeated in the Sydney Hamlets but elected unopposed for the South Riding of Cumberland.The letter is written to Matthew D. Hunter of "Anton's Hill", a property in Coldstream, Berwick (south-east of Edinburgh, near the border with England). The connection to Hunter is not immediately clear (Donaldson's family came from Lancashire, his wife's from Cumberland), but the two men were evidently close as this is an unburdened and personal letter. It starts with a broken off sentence, "? then I shall be perfectly satisfied to 'hang up the fiddle & bow, to lay down the shovel & the hoe' - so far as child begetting is concerned." The letter also discusses with pride Donaldson's political life, noting that "I was Premier (the first) when the speech from the throne was written and delivered by a responsible ministry; and I made the first Budget speech in the Colony as Treasurer, un beau succès? if I am at home I don't believe I should be satisfied unless I could get into the House of Commons."The letter concludes with this regards to Mrs. Hunter, and also Sir Grey and Lady Douglas, as well as commenting on the sad death of a son of Baily of Mellitain (sp?), "unfortunately drowned by falling (or jumping) overboard from the Hunter River Steamer?". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast:;Thence across the continent, down the river to Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London, John Murray. 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp. (x) + 687 + 8 adverts. Illustrated with 47 plates, line-drawings in text, folding frontispiece and folding maps. The folding map of Dr. Livingstone's Route Across Africa secured in inside pocket of rear board. Beautifully bound in recent half tan calf,spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled boards, original cloth covers preserved at rear. Light and occasional spotting; a near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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