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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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        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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