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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 Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean.

      London: John Murray, 1857 - Octavo (140 × 218 mm). Bound in recent brown morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, boards ruled gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Stub of frontispiece torn, with tape repair, tissue repair to fore edge of frontispiece and plate 5, occasional minor spotting to contents. An excellent copy, attractively bound. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 3, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper, with an extra leaf after p. 8; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. "Missionary Travels covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east . perhaps the greatest of the African explorers. Livingstone's services to African geography. are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). Abbey Travel 347; Bradlow, "The Variants of the 1857 edition " in Lloyd ed. Livingstone 1873-1973; Howgego L39; Mendelssohn I, p.908; Printing and the Mind of Man 341. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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         Les voix de Paris Essai d'une histoire littéraire et musicale des cris populaires de la capitale depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'à nos jours.

      Paris, G. Brandus, Dufour, J. Renouard, 1857, in folio, de VII-136pp., avec 33 planches de musique h.t., demi-basane marron époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, qq. très rares rousseurs. Edition originale rare de cette étude sur les petits métiers du Paris d'autrefois, leurs us et coutumes, particulièrement leur chants et surtout leurs cris fidèlement retranscrits (avec air et paroles). L'ouvrage se termine par " les cris de Paris ", grande symphonie humoristique vocale et instrumentale, la partition de cette oeuvre n'a pas été reliée à l'époque dans cet exemplaire. Georges Kastner est un compositeur et un musicologue alsacien, auteur de nombreux ouvrages érudit en rapport avec la musique.

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        Orang-Utang Pithecus, genannt Mstr. Jessi von der Insel Borneo, der einzige lebende in Europa und grösste der je hier gesehen wurde, ist hier angekommen und dem geehrten Publikum zur Schau ausgestellt. Da der Aufenthalt nur von kurzer Dauer ist, so ladet Unterzeichneter alle wissenschaftlich gebildeten Autoritäten so wie ein geehrtes Publikum ergebenst ein, indem dieses Prachtexemplar so zahm ist, daß es jedem Zuschauer durch sein freundliches Betragen sowohl, als durch sein körperliches Aussehen das höchste Interesse gewähren wird. Zu sehen von Morgens 10 bis Abends 10 Uhr, an der Promenade in Pragers Kaffegarten, parterre. - Stieglitz aus Anvers.

      Leipzig, Druck von Oskar Leiner, (1857)... Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (36 x 47 cm), darunter typographischer Text. Blattgr.: 65,5 x 47 cm. Für mich nur ein weiteres Exemplar im Stadtgeschichtlichen Museum Leipzig nachweisbar. - Der außergewöhnlich Holzschnitt zeigt den als friedlich beschriebenen Jessi wohl noch in seiner Heimat: Verfolgt von mit Beilen und Pfeil und Bogen bewaffneten Einheimischen raubt der recht frei geschaffene Affe eine schwarze Prinzessin. Die Illustration wirkt wie eine Inspiration zu der Szene "King Kong raubt die weiße Frau" in den entsprechenden Hollywood-Filmen. - Die untere Hälfte am linken Rand ca. 1,8 cm beschnitten.

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        Nur vier Tage! . auf dem Paradeplatz Nr. 10 ist zu sehen der einzige in Europa lebende männliche Orang Utang mit Namen Jesi, von der Insel Borneo. Da ich auf einer Durchreise begriffen bin und mein Aufenthalt nur von kurzer Dauer ist, so lade ich alle wissenschaftlich gebildeten Autoritäten sowie ein geehrtes Publikum zu recht zahlreichen Besuche ergebenst ein, indem dieses Prachtexemplar so zahm ist, daß es zu jeder Person gehen, und jedem Zuschauer durch sein freundliches betragen sowohl als durch sein körperliches Aussehen das höchste Interesse gewähren wird. - (Unterzeichner:) A. Kallenbach.

      Frankfurt, Druck von J. G. Müller, 17. September 1857. - Plakat mit typographischem Text auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 81 x 56 cm. Ein weiteres bekanntes Plakat über die Zurschaustellung des Orang Utans annonciert die Vorführung auch 1857 in Leipzig; der Text dort ist ähnlich, aber der Aussteller unterzeichnet als "Stieglitz aus Anvers". - Tadelloses Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildun und Beschreibung des Sehenswertheften und Merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der ganzen Erde Volume 19 only

      Hildburghausen & New York: Bibliographischen Institut, 1857. 45 steel plates with tissue guards. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Half modern crimson pebbled morocco with marbled boards. Slight rubbing on extremities, some foxing, else FINE. 45 steel plates with tissue guards. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Twenty-three Great American Views. 23 American plates, including 2 of Cuba; 1 of Central America; 1 of Mexico; and Mt. Jefferson; Wall St.; St. Louis on the Mississippi; The Palisades; Harper's Ferry; St. Charles on the Mississippi; Independence Court House (Missouri); Urkwald-Landschaft am Leigh (PA); Kansas; Cascade Bridge (Erie Railroad); Wa-Ra-Sha Prairie on Mississippi; Prairie am Kansas; Boston LIghthouse; Washington D. C.; Astor House, NY; Missouri; Louisville; and 2 of New York Bay.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original brown sand-grained cloth, titles gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine faded, spine ends and tips a little worn, boards a little bumped to edges, hinges cracked but holding, light foxing to contents. A very good copy. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 3, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper, with an extra leaf after p. 8; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. With the bookplate of Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker to the front pastedown, his signature to front free endpaper, and Admiral Library inkstamp to title page. Walker was responsible for the Royal Navy's warship construction programme during the 1850s naval arms race; the HMS Warrior and HMS Black Prince were built at his instigation. "Missionary Travels … covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east ... perhaps the greatest of the African explorers... Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („JFWHerschel").

      O. O., [vor 1857]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An J. Hudson von der Royal Society: „I left my papers at the RS Apartmt. the other evening – may I beg the favour of you to let the Porter bring them here as soon as convenient [.]". – Der Sohn des Astronomen Wilhelm Herschel übernahm von diesem dessen Sternwarte, „entdeckte, daß die Magellanschen Wolken aus Sternen bestehen, gab verschiedene Sternen-Kataloge heraus und führte das Julianische Datum in die Astronomie ein [.] Seine Vielseitigkeit beweist auch die Anwendung der Lichtempfindlichkeit bestimmter Eisensalze zu damals neuen photographischen Verfahren. Er verbesserte die Cyanotypie. 1842 entdeckte er den photographischen Prozeß zum Belichten von Papierbildern auf der Basis von kolloidalem Gold, den er Chrysotypie nannte" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 17. IX. 2009). – Nach Herschel wurden eine Insel in der kanadischen Beaufortsee und ein Mondkrater benannt. – Mit Siegel und leicht angestaubt.

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        HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE HISTORY, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co. [vols. 2, 5, 6], 1857. Quarto. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco and period purple cloth, spines gilt. Very good. Provenance: Dennis R. Alward (1830-92, recipient of the manuscript letters bound in). A fine set of the first edition of Henry Schoolcraft's masterpiece. This is the most extensive work on American Indians published in the 19th century, containing "a vast mass of really valuable information" (Field), and a cornerstone of any collection of ethnological studies on America. This copy is extra-illustrated with original manuscript material as well as photographs and engravings related to the Indians of Brantford, Ontario. The first edition of one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a foundation stone of ethnological studies in America. Schoolcraft, the general editor, was commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years, and in an unparalleled position to assemble the data presented herein. Field, while criticizing the general layout of the work, says it contains "a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations and theories of their origin, are all related and blended...a very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work...." In fact, the volumes contain some 336 illustrations, many of them steel engravings after artist Seth Eastman, most of which do not appear elsewhere. "No two people will probably agree which plates, among several hundred, are to be regarded as colored because the use of tinting is very skillful and most varied. The editor feels that only about 70, more than half in the first volume, are truly colored plates but he freely admits that the effect of coloring (as distinct from specific color) is very general throughout, though the black and white illustrations probably outnumber the others. It is said that the comparatively numerous colored plates of the first volume are all to be found, in colored state, in only a few copies" - Bennett. The copy in hand would appear to be one of the few colored copies. Only fourteen illustrations in the first volume of this set have no color or tint. There are many plates (and some maps in the second through sixth volumes) which have been handsomely and expertly colored (often by hand, some partially so) throughout the set, but most frequently in the first volume. This set has been extra-illustrated in the second volume by Dennis R. Alward, the recipient of three of the tipped- in letters. The two photographs show monuments of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, and are mounted on cards from the Park & Co. studio in Brantford, Ontario. The engravings show related persons (including a portrait of Red Jacket) and places. The letters include a lengthy one from William C. Bryant, discussing Eva Johnson, daughter of Mohawk Chief George Johnson, as well as the Mohawk Indian Loft sisters (Sa-sa-na and You-we-ga), the elder of whom was tragically killed by a runaway freight train in 1852. Also included are letters from Eva Johnson written from Brantford, Ontario in 1887 concerning the two Indian sisters, as well as a letter by their brother, George Loft, with a return address of "Six Nations P.O., Haldimand Co., Ont[ario]." The final letter, written by W.H. Beauchamp and dated 1884, discusses the archaeological excavation of the possible site of Champlain's fort.

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        GAMBLING EXPOSED. A FULL EXPOSITION OF ALL THE VARIOUS ARTS, MYSTERIES, AND MISERIES OF GAMBLING. By the "Reformed Gambler," Jonathan H. Green

      Philadelphia, 1857. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth lightly faded, tail of spine scuffed. Mild foxing to plates, else very clean. Very good plus. One of the classics in American gambling literature, written by Jonathan H. Green (1813-87), renowned professional gambler and, later, reformer. Green is the most important figure in the early literature of American gambling - a gambler who became a crusader against illegal gambling, and wrote many works devoted to exposing crime, cheating, and vice. "A reformed gambler's adventures among brother card-sharps, counterfeiters, etc., along the lower Mississippi, from Kentucky to Louisiana" - Howes. This is probably the third edition of Green's work originally published in 1844 as GAMBLING UNMASKED.... Green's works are some of the most elusive and important devoted to early American gambling.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855. Tagebuch seiner im Auftrag der Brittischen Regierung unternommenen Reise. 5 Bände.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1857-58. Gr.-8°. Mit 152 Textholzstichen, 60 farb. lithogr. Tafeln (von E. Emminger u. J. Wölffle nach Umzeichnungen von Skizzen H. Barths durch J. M. Bernatz), 16 (4 teilkolor.) gefalt. Karten u. einem Holzstichplan. Zus. ca. 3600 S., Blindgepr. OLwd.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe dieses klassischen Expeditionsberichtes; Bd. 1 wie meist im 2. Abdruck. - „Das Hauptgewicht seiner Forschungen liegt auf historisch-ethnographisch-linguistischem Gebiet, das dank seines außerordentlichen Sprachtalents in ungeahnter Weise bereichert wurde. Fast alles, was er hierin tat, sind Pionierleistungen“ (Henze). - „Sein Hauptwerk war der obengenannte Bericht über die 1849 angetretene und erst nach mehr als fünf Jahren abgeschlossene Reise. Alexander von Humboldt, sein Gönner, der als uralter Mann die ersten Bände noch kennenlernte, sagte von ihnen, sie hätten Europa eine neue Welt erschlossen“ (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 621). - Einbände tlw. etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stock- oder braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sehr schönes, tlw. unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - PMM 341(b); Kainbacher 29; Henze I, 182; Ibrahim/Hilmy I, 54; Abbey 274; Embacher 24; Engelmann II, 1097; Griep/Luber 81; Paulitschke, Erforschung, 131; ADB II, 99; vgl. Thieme/B. III, 449 (Bernatz); nicht bei Borst u. Gay. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Barth, Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855. Tagebuch seiner im Auftrag der Brittischen Regierung unternommenen Reise, Afrika, Nordafrika, Zentralafrika

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        Manuel Entomologique. Genera des Coléoptères d'Europe comprenant leur classification en familles naturelles, la description de tous les genres, des tableaux dichotomiques destinés à faciliter l'étude, le catalogue de toutes les espèces, de nombreux dessins au trait de caractères.

      - Paris, A. Deyrolle, 1857-1868. 4 volumes. 4to (275 x 175mm). With 303 (292 fine handcoloured) engraved plates. Recent red cloth, spines with gilt lettering. The rare coloured issues of this fundamental handbook on Coleoptera published some 20 years after Dejean & Boisduval's work on the Coleoptera of Europe. The plates of the present work are probably the finest ever made for a work on coleoptera. They were engraved after drawings by Jules Migneaux and splendidly coloured by Madame Mignaux and can hardly be surpassed in beauty and exactness by any other work of the period. Jacquelin du Val died at the early age of 34 and the work was continued by Fairmaire. Our copy contains the 'Catalogue de la Famille des Carabides' which is sometimes lacking. The plates are exceptionally clean. A fine complete copy.Nissen ZBI, 2083. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four offprints of important papers on number theory, as follows:

      1857 - Theorie der idealen Primfaktoren der complexen Zahlen, welche aus den Wurzeln der Gleichung w/n = 1 gebildet sind, wenn n eine zusammengesetzte Zahl ist. [Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1856] Berlin, 1857. 4to, pp [2] 47 [1, blank]Einige Sätze über die aus den Wurzeln der Gleichung (Alpha hoch-Lambda) = 1 gebildeten complexen Zahlen, für den Fall, dass die Klassenanzahl durch (Lambda) theilbar ist, nebst Anwendung derselben auf einen weiteren Beweis des letzten Fermatschen Lehrsatzes. [Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1857] Berlin, 1857. 4to, pp [2] 41-74Über die allgemeinen Reciprocitätsgesetze unter den Resten und Nichtresten der Potenzen, deren Grad eine Primzahl ist. [Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1859] Berlin, 1859. 4to, pp [2] 19-158 [2]Zwei neue Beweise der allgemeinen Reciprocitätsgesetze unter den Resten und Nichtresten der Potenzen, deren Grad eine Primzahl ist. [Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1861] Berlin, 1862. 4to, pp [2] 81-1224 vols, ca 29 x 23 cm; original printed wrappers, very slight wear. £1450First editions of four major papers on Kummer's theory of ideal prime factors in relation to Fermat's Last Theorem. Kummer 'formulated his theory of ideal prime factors. It permitted unambiguous decomposition into general number fields and with its help Kummer was able to demonstrate Fermat's theorem in a number of cases' (DSB).Kummer had realised that attempts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem broke down because the unique factorisation of integers did not extend to other rings of complex numbers. Therefore he sought to restore the uniqueness of factorisation by introducing 'ideal' numbers. Not only has his work been most fundamental in work relating to Fermat's Last Theorem, since all later work was based on it for many years, but the concept of an ideal allowed ring theory, and much of abstract algebra, to develop. The Paris Academy of Sciences awarded Kummer the Grand Prize in 1857 for the second paper. In fact the prize of 3000 francs was offered for a solution to Fermat's Last Theorem but when no solution was forthcoming, even after extending the date, the Prize was given to Kummer even though he had not submitted an entry for the Prize.The third paper develops general reciprocity theory and prime factorisation. The last paper presents two new proofs of the general reciprocity theory.

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        New Discoveries

      Australia? America: circa, 1857. Single sheet of wove paper, 205 x 190 mm., ink stain to left margin but very good. Very interesting and ephemeral hand-bill printing the latest dangers to shipping, including notice of reefs in the Torres Strait.Such hand-bills must be among the rarest of survivals relating to the dangers to shipping at mid-nineteenth century. Around 1800 many of the now familiar policies regarding the centralised recording and printing of hydrographic details were developed by Alexander Dalrymple in the process of establishing the Admiralty Chart office. By mid-century the basic principles of recording such information were accepted procedure, and hand-bills with the latest information represent the cutting edge of navigation.Listed here are some 22 recent sightings of shoals, rocks and reefs, each with precise longitude and latitude and most with some details regarding how and when the sightings were made. Among the dangers listed is a rock off the coast of Borneo, a shoal west of Fiji, and a sunken rock near Cracatoa struck by a Dutch ship in 1853. A "dangerous Shoal" is listed in the waters off Irian Jaya, a reef to the west of New Caledonia "not laid down on charts" is noted, while the Ocean Queen, Captain Hale, records a "rock in the Gulf Stream" of the South Indian Ocean (the Ocean Queen called in Sydney in May 1855 - might this be a hint regarding where this broadside was published?).All of the recorded locations are in the Indian Ocean, the East Indies, or the southwest Pacific, which might suggest that this sheet was printed in the region, perhaps in Australia or one of the British colonies of Asia. Equally, the presence of at least one American vessel might be the clue that the hand-bill was in fact printed in the United States.

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        WELLS' NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF NEBRASKA FROM THE LAST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS

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

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

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

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        Nestroy als Willibald mit Schultertasche. Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von M(elchior) F(ritsch). 40,6 x 26,6 cm (Bild im Passepartoutfenster), darunter der Text gleichfalls im Ausschnitt.

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

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        Narrative of the Defence of Kars

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

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        A lecture on Switzerland / by W. Longman. (Printed for private circulation)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 1.Auflage, 16 Bände, Illustrationen

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

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

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

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        The Wonders of Geology; Or a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena. Revised and Augmented by T. Rupert Jones.

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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

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

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

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

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        Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. I-II.

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

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        Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires. Traduction [et note préliminaire] de Charles Baudelaire.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rhymes and Roundelaes in Praise of a Country Life

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

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

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

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        Little Dorrit.

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

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        Report on the United States and Mexican boundary survey: made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior

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

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        Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott Vs. John F. A. Sandford. December Term 1856

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

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        Aden - a Coaling Station in the Red Sea, 16.9.57

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

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        Travels and Discoveries of North and Central Africa. Being a journal of an expedition undertaken under the auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the years 1849-1855.

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

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

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

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