viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1857

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Hunter?s Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec

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

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      A. Williams and Co. 1857 - Boston, 1857. Oblong quarto, morocco backed pictorial boards. Illustrated with twenty four lithographs. The story of a man who, upon inheriting a fortune, takes up yachting. IAn exceedingly scarce title. The Club of Odd Volumes reprint identifies the artist as Charles Ellery Stedman. Eric Rudd, in an article published in 1974, suggests that the lithographs may have been done by Winslow Homer, though others have disputed that claim. The debate over authorship has not been settled. This copy in good condition. Some foxing to plates, some marginal staining to corners not affecting images, binding split at exterior joints but still holding, marginal stain to front cover. OCLC 8785099, locating seven copies, all at major institutions. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Etudes d'histoire religieuse EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Professor. A Tale

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 8.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 9.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 11.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Petersberg (Saalekreis). - Kloster Petersberg. - 2 Blatt. - "Die Kirche auf dem St. Petersberge bei Halle A/S wiederhergestellt i. d. J. 1853-57".

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

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ALS, partially missing, to M.D. Hunter of Anton's Hill, Coldstream, in Berwick

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Dead Secret

      London: Bradbury & Evans 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. First edition, with half-title in vol. I (not called for in vol. II). viii, 303, [1]; iv, 331, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Near fine, with some light wear to spines. First edition, with half-title in vol. I (not called for in vol. II). viii, 303, [1]; iv, 331, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Parrish & Miller, pp. 30-1; Sadleir 590; Wolff 1349

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A fine nineteenth century example of a hand-painted head-and-shoulders opalotype portrait of an unidentified woman

      - The photograph is mounted behind an oval blood-red matt gilded on the bevelled edge (visible image size 365 x 260 mm); these are surmounted by a second matt with an attractively scalloped inner edge. It is behind glass in an impressive vintage wooden frame - almost certainly of huon pine, 80 mm wide - with a very ornate gilt fillet above the glass. The external dimensions are 680 x 555 mm; the visible surface of the glass is 490 x 360 mm. Opalotypes (also called opaltypes and 'milk glass positives') are photographs printed on sheets of opaque, translucent white glass. The process was patented in 1857, and although it survived until the 1920s, this portrait from the later nineteenth century would have to be considered a very fine example of its type. It is also a credit to both the artistry of the photographer and the craftsmanship of the picture-framer, neither of whom are identified. The item was purchased in Adelaide, so it is highly likely the subject, photographer and framer were local. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Volumes VI and VII

      Washington [D.C.] : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, 1857-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 Volumes, ill. handcolored plates. Volumes VI and VII only. Bound in publishers black cloth. Gilt spine. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Fading to gilt on spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Wagner-Camp 264a, 265. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS WITH LETTERS AND NOTES WRITTEN DURING EIGHT YEARS OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE AMONG THE WILDEST AND MOST REMARKABLE TRIBES NOW EXISTING

      London: Henry Bohn, 1857/1866.. Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp. 313 handcolored etchings on 180 plates, including three maps (one folding). Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards; spines tooled with gilt devices of Indian heads, tomahawks, and peace pipes; gilt morocco labels; a.e.g. Edges and corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedowns, hinges tender. Light scattered foxing to plates, else very clean. Very good. A deluxe set of the ninth edition of volume one and the tenth edition of volume two, both editions issued especially with the plates printed in outline and colored by hand. The London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the colored plates. According to Sabin (who knew Bohn quite well and was certainly in a position to be aware of the facts), "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well. Such copies are worth $60 a set." In fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. By comparison, a copy of the CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO... sold for only $1.50 at that sale. Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates colored; however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn's advertising material of a more generally available colored issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct, and only about a dozen were produced. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely colored. It is impossible to identify the colorist, but it was quite possibly one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, or are portraits of individual Indians. The book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented herein remain the most important body of illustrative material for wild Indian life in the American West. FIELD 260. HOWES C241, "b." MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 55 (1848 ed). McCRACKEN, CATLIN 8K. CLARK III:141. SABIN 11537. STREETER SALE 4277. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 685. WAGNER-CAMP 84.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Treatise on Gout and Rheumatic Gout (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.. Third Edition - Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Provenance: As an inscription on the endpaper reads, this rare edition comes from the library of Alfred Baring Garrod's son Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (1857-1936). The inscription reads: "Prof. O. Folin from George Graham - received from Sir A.E.Garrod". Very scarce publication !. Third Edition - Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1876. 8°. XVI, 584, 24 pages. Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Provenance: As an inscription on the endpaper reads, this rare edition comes from the library of Alfred Baring Garrod's son Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (1857-1936). The inscription reads: "Prof. O. Folin from George Graham - received from Sir A.E.Garrod". Very scarce publication ! Sir Alfred Baring Garrod FRS (3 May 1819 ?- 28 December 1907) was an English physician. Garrod was born in Ipswich, the son of Robert and Sarah (née Ennew) Garrod. He initially apprenticed at Ipswich Hospital, and later moved to University College Hospital, where he earned his medical doctorate in 1843. Afterwards he was an assistant at West London Hospital and a physician at the Aldersgate Dispensary. In 1849, he was appointed full physician at University College Hospital, and in 1863 became a professor of materia medica and therapeutics at King's College Hospital. In 1874, he left the hospital to become an honorary Fellow and consultant physician to the college. In 1848, Garrod had discovered an abnormal increase of uric acid in the blood of patients with gout, and was the first to propose lithium as a remedy for the disorder. He recommended lithium as a treatment for mental illness, and hypothesized that gout could be a cause of mood disorders such as mania and depression. He is also credited for coining the term "rheumatoid arthritis". In 1858, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1860, he was elected president of the Medical Society of London. In 1887 he was knighted as "Sir Alfred Baring Garrod", and in 1890 was appointed "Physician Extraordinary" to Queen Victoria. On his death in 1907 he was buried in the Great Northern cemetery, Southgate, Middlesex. He had married Elizabeth Ann Colchester of Ipswich; they had six children. Two of his sons were zoologist Alfred Henry Garrod (1846?-1879) and physician Archibald Edward Garrod (1857?-1936). (Wikipedia) ____________________________ Sir Archibald Edward Garrod, KCMG, FRS[1] (25 November 1857 ?- 28 March 1936) was an English physician who pioneered the field of inborn errors of metabolism. He also discovered alkaptonuria, understanding its inheritance. He served as Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford from 1920 to 1927. (Wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Atlas of the United States of North America, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and Jamaica. On a Uniform Scale with Plans of the Principal Cities and Sea-ports

      London: Edward Stanford, 1857-61 - Folio (367 × 248 mm) In the original red zig-zag grained cloth, title gilt to the front board, blind panelling to both boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, light browning throughout, but overall a very good copy. 24 stub-mounted double-page maps, most hand-coloured in outline, some more fully coloured, and 5 two-colour lithograph sheets with 9 plans of ports and harbours, map of the city of Charleston, by the same publisher mounted on the front pastedown. First edition of this superbly executed, and timely atlas showing America on the eve of the American Civil War. David Rumsey describes the work as an "unusual collaboration between a Scot (Johnston), an American (Rogers), and an Englishman (Stanford). The maps are all on a scale of 54.5 miles to one inch, and are very well executed. They are derived from the large Map of the United States, British & Central America from State Documents & Unpublished Materials by Rogers and Johnston of the same year The western U.S. maps show the routes of the proposed Pacific Railroad. Rogers probably wrote the descriptive text. Johnston engraved and drew the maps - these maps are perhaps the best examples of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western territories and states, in the pre-Civil War period". It contains important Western maps and a genuinely noteworthy Texas map, and the maps of the territories of Utah and New Mexico are certainly among the earliest commercial atlas maps which show these territories individually, rather than combining them with other states or territories. A number of the other maps, those of the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Washington, and Oregon for example, are also early representations of short-lived political entities, which would soon be further divided to create the smaller territories from which most of the states West of the Mississippi would eventually be created. This issue of the atlas includes an additional plan of the city of Charleston, published by Stanford in February 1861, and clearly showing Forts Moultrie, Johnson and Sumter which were to become the focus of the first battle of the Civil War. Phillips, Atlases, 3670; Rumsey 3825; Sabin 72699 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Aurora Leigh

      8vo. London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. 8vo, vi, 403pp. Original green cloth lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, a remarkably good copy with two bookplates, in a quarter red morocco box. First edition, scarce, an interesting association copy inscribed: ?Watts Phillips presents this book the work of a great female poet to Caroline Huskisson who lacks but time and perseverance to become one.? Bookplates of John Thompson Fitz Adam, and Edwin Holden (dated 1894) president of the Grolier Club and a major collector of the time.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Causeries du lundi EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Garnier Frères, 1857. Fine. Garnier Frères, Paris 1857, 11,5x18,5cm, 15 volumes reliés. - Third edition in the original game. Binders half caramel calf corners, back with five bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes richly embellished with decorative golden pieces of cherry morocco title and volume number of rooms morocco fir, light scratches on some caps, cap restored Volume 4 of the top, some split and restored bits, gilt frames on flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners bumped, gilded heads, binders of the time. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to Mrs. Paul Huet, wife of the famous Romantic painter and friend of Victor Hugo. Ex-Donos manuscripts breakfast son of Pierre Jean David d'Angers head of each volume. Some spots, sometimes strong, affecting some slips. --- 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] Troisième édition en partie originale. Reliures en demi veau caramel à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin cerise et pièces de tomaison de maroquin sapin, légères éraflures sur certaines coiffes, coiffe restaurée supérieure du tome 4, certains mors fendus et restaurés, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, certains coins émoussés, têtes dorées, reliures de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Augustin Saint-Beuve à madame Paul Huet, épouse du célèbre peintre romantique et ami de Victor Hugo. Ex-donos manuscrits du petit-fils de Pierre Jean David d'Angers en tête de chaque volume. Quelques rousseurs, parfois fortes, affectant certains feuillets.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Der Telegraph als Verkehrsmittel. Mit Erörterungen über den Nachrichtenverkehr überhaupt.

      Verlag der H. Laupp'schen Buchhandlung,, Tübingen, 1857 - Tübingen, Verlag der H. Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, 1857. 8vo. VIII, 1 Bl., 273 S. Originale Broschur. (kl. überkl. St.a.T., geringfügig stockfl., insgesamt sehr schöner Zustand). Erste Ausgabe der seltenen Arbeit. - Knies (1821-1898) studierte 1841-1845 an der Universität Marburg, promovierte dort 1846, arbeitete danach einen Plan zur Gründung eines Polytechnikums in Kassel aus. 1852 trat er eine Lehrerstelle in Schaffhausen an, 1855 folgte er einem Ruf auf einen Lehrstuhl für Kameralwissenschaften an die Universität Freiburg, 1865 folgte er endlich einem Ruf an die Universität Heidelberg, an der er über 30 Jahre lehrte. Mit seinen Arbeiten zur "Statistik als selbständige Wissenschaft" von 1850 und vor allem mit der "Politischen Ökonomie vom Standpunkt der geschichtlichen Methode" von 1853 erweist sich Knies als ein Hauptvertreter der Historischen Schule. Er ist daneben im Bereich der Ökonomie vor allem mit bahnbrechenden Arbeiten zur Geldtheorie (1871-1876 erschienen 3 Arbeiten: Finanzpolitische Erörterungen, Geld und Kredit sowie Weltgeld und Weltmünze) und zur Verkehrswirtschaft (1853-1862) hervorgetreten. In den letztgenannten Komplex muss auch die vorliegende Arbeit im Sinne einer Kontakt- und Kommunikationsvereinfachung eingerechnet werden, indem der technische Fortschritt die überbrückbaren Entfernungen ausdehnte, gleichzeitig die Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten steigerte. Hier durchdrang Knies, der Zeitgenosse des rasanten technischen Fortschritts war, ein aktuelles Thema und erkannte die Beschleunigung des Handels mit Folgen für eine "Globalisierung". (kl. überkl. St.a.T., geringfügig stockfl., insgesamt sehr schöner Zustand). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Sammlung von 14 eigenh. Wochentagskalenderbögen.

      O. O., 1857-1873.. 14 Bll. Verschiedene Formate: 188:108 bis 220:194 bzw. 257:157 mm.. Kalendertabellen für die Jahre 1857 und 1858 (recto/verso), 1859-1861, 1862 zweifach, 1864, 1865, 1867-1869, 1870 zweifach sowie 1873. Die Blätter fassen für jeden Monat (Spalten) die Daten unter Wochentage (Zeilen) tabellarisch zusammen, vielfach mit bislang unaufgelösten Farbcodierungen in Buntstift. Unterhalb für jeden Monat Feiertage, Namenstage sowie andere denkwürdige Ereignisse (11. September 1859: "Berl. Bibl. geöffnet", 24. September 1862: "Germanisten", 14. Juni 1873: "50j. Ehrendoctorjubil.") notiert. - Teils mit kl. Randeinrissen, im Ganzen aber wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Atlas of the United States of North America,

      London: Edward Stanford,, 1857-61. Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and Jamaica. On a Uniform Scale … with Plans of the Principal Cities and Sea-ports … Folio (367 × 248 mm) In the original red zig-zag grained cloth, title gilt to the front board, blind panelling to both boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. 24 stub-mounted double-page maps, most hand-coloured in outline, some more fully coloured, and 5 two-colour lithograph sheets with 9 plans of ports and harbours, map of the city of Charleston, by the same publisher mounted on the front pastedown. Somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, light browning throughout, but overall a very good copy. First edition of this superbly executed, and timely atlas showing America on the eve of the American Civil War. David Rumsey describes the work as an "unusual collaboration between a Scot (Johnston), an American (Rogers), and an Englishman (Stanford). The maps are all on a scale of 54.5 miles to one inch, and are very well executed. They are derived from the large Map of the United States, British & Central America from State Documents & Unpublished Materials … by Rogers and Johnston of the same year The western U.S. maps show the routes of the proposed Pacific Railroad. Rogers probably wrote the descriptive text. Johnston engraved and drew the maps - these maps are perhaps the best examples of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western territories and states, in the pre-Civil War period". It contains important Western maps and a genuinely noteworthy Texas map, and the maps of the territories of Utah and New Mexico are certainly among the earliest commercial atlas maps which show these territories individually, rather than combining them with other states or territories. A number of the other maps, those of the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Washington, and Oregon for example, are also early representations of short-lived political entities, which would soon be further divided to create the smaller territories from which most of the states West of the Mississippi would eventually be created. This issue of the atlas includes an additional plan of the city of Charleston, published by Stanford in February 1861, and clearly showing Forts Moultrie, Johnson and Sumter which were to become the focus of the first battle of the Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Cloth. Smith 12 Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine darkened, covers a little rubbed and faded; plates with usual darkening at margins, title and frontispiece slightly foxed and darkened -- still, quite a good copy and infrequently seen in publisher's cloth Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Little Dorrit With Illustrations by H K Browne

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857,, 1857. FIRST EDITION in book form. With 39 illustrations plus vignette title-page. Bound from the original parts in attractive recent half dark brown calf over original cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of Lister to pastedown with his ownership inscription to first blank, Some browning to prelims and plates as usual, text relatively clean, boards with some age-related marking. With First Issue text points present;"William" for "Frederick", p.317, line 27, p.371 signature noted as B2 not BB2, error on page 469 "Rigaud for Blandois". A presentable copy. Dickens' great satire on the shortcomings of Victorian government and society, focusing upon the institution of debtor's prisons, represented her by Marshalsea Gaol, where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Little Dorrit is a masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment and is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A141]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913) [ p132-134]. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Madame Bovary EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, 10,5x17cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Original edition. Binding open eggplant sorrow, back with four nerves purposes set with triple gilt fillets decorated with cold boxes, cold rollers on caps and cuts, framing quintuple gold striping and a wide net on the cold dishes, lace golden framing of contreplats, guards and contreplats silk moiré cream, light freckles on minor contreplats and guards, all edges gilt, bookplate pasted on a contreplat a clear wetting minor in the first foot slips the book, elegant contemporary binding (which occurs just as Clouzot). Very rare autograph signed by the author Alfred Guerard, close friend of Bouilhet which is dedicated to the book: "Alf. Guerard Remember friendship Gustave Flaubert " (The last letters of the word friendship and Flaubert's name was trimmed by the bookbinder). Autographs shipments are rare on Flaubert Madame Bovary. (See Clouzot). Alfred Guerard was with Gustave Flaubert closest friend Bouilhet. This large industrial Rouen was also a friend of the arts and a true patron Bouilhet who dedicated several works. Flaubert, as evidenced by his correspondence, was not wanting to invite him to his literary or artistic dinners. It will include, in 1863, one of the very few listeners Castle hearts, magic aborted knew that this "solemn reading before an Areopagus" Flaubert selects among his friends from high society: "We wanted to have a bourgeois public to judge the effect of the naive work "(see the letters to his niece Caroline in December 1863). Nice copy with autograph sending richly established contemporary binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en plein chagrin aubergine, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons à froid, roulettes à froid sur les coiffes et les coupes, encadrement de quintuples filets dorés et d'un large filet à froid sur les plats, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée crème, légères taches de rousseurs sans gravité sur les contreplats et les gardes, toutes tranches dorées, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat, une mouillure claire sans gravité en pied des premiers feuillets de l'ouvrage, élégante reliure de l'époque (ce qui se rencontre peu selon Clouzot). Très rare envoi autographe signé de Gustave Flaubert à Alfred Guerard, proche ami de Louis Bouilhet à qui est dédié l'ouvrage : « à Alf. Guerard souvenir d'amitié Gustave Flaubert » (Les dernières lettres du mot amitié et du nom de Flaubert ont été rognées par le relieur). Les envois autographes de Flaubert sont fort rares sur Madame Bovary. (cf. Clouzot). Alfred Guerard fut avec Gustave Flaubert le plus proche ami de Louis Bouilhet. Ce grand industriel rouennais était également un ami des arts et un véritable mécène pour Bouilhet qui lui dédia plusieurs ouvrages. Flaubert, comme en témoigne sa correspondance, ne manquait pas de l'inviter à ses dîners littéraires ou artistiques. Il sera notamment, en 1863, l'un des très rares auditeurs du Château des cœurs, féerie avortée qui ne connut que cette « lecture solennelle devant un aréopage » que Flaubert sélectionne parmi ses amis de la haute société : « Nous avons voulu avoir un public de bourgeois pour juger de l'effet naïf de l'œuvre » (voir les lettres à sa nièce Caroline décembre 1863).   Bel exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe, richement établi en reliure de l'époque.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Little Dorrit With Illustrations by H K Browne

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857,, 1857. FIRST EDITION in book form. With 39 illustrations plus vignette title-page. Bound from the original parts in attractive recent half dark brown calf over original cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of Lister to pastedown with his ownership inscription to first blank, Some browning to prelims and plates as usual, text relatively clean, boards with some age-related marking. With First Issue text points present;"William" for "Frederick", p.317, line 27, p.371 signature noted as B2 not BB2, error on page 469 "Rigaud for Blandois". A presentable copy. Dickens' great satire on the shortcomings of Victorian government and society, focusing upon the institution of debtor's prisons, represented her by Marshalsea Gaol, where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Little Dorrit is a masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment and is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A141]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913) [ p132-134]. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. 4th ed. 10 volumes.

      London, Murray, 1856-, 1857. - circa 17,3 x 12,6 cm. Together more than 4000 pages Contemporary raspberry red polished calf with richla gilt spines and covers, two gilt labels, covers with the arms of Exeter College, marbled endpapers and fore-edge (bound by Evans in Oxford) A very decorative set, here with a dedication for William Henry Quarrell, student of jurisprudence, by the "Rector and socii" 1883. The bindings are by J. R. Evans in Magdalen Street, Oxford. - Old newspaper cutting about the author Campbell tipped in at beginning of volume 1, minor browning, mostly crisp, just slightly rubbed, very beautiful. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Les fleurs du mal EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. Fine. Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, Paris 1857, 12x19,5cm, relié. - First edition, first printing copy, although full of 6 pieces convicted and having fault "Feurs Evil" on pages 31 and 108, and page fault on page 45 (marked 44), very rare first or second state coverage (see Clouzot). Bound in full black morocco, spine with five nerves adorned with triple boxes stamped cold day golden tail, golden wheels on the caps, framing a set of nets quintuple cold stamped on covers, gilt fillet on turns, wide gold lace and gilt double in coaching contreplats, guards handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, all gilded, elegant binding signed by Devauchelle. First and largest collection of poetry by Baudelaire, the book was partly censored upon its release for "offending public decency, morality and religious morality." The 200 unsold copies were seized and six amputees poems. Books founder of modern poetry, "Les Fleurs du Mal" foreshadows the works of Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Verlaine and Mallarmé. Superb copy set in a perfect binding of the twentieth century Jansenist. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, exemplaire de premier tirage, bien complet des 6 pièces condamnées, et comportant la faute "Feurs du Mal" aux pages 31 et 108 et l'erreur de pagination de la page 45 (marquée 44), très rare premier ou deuxième état de la couverture (cf. Clouzot). Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de triples caissons estampés à froid, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'un jeu de quintuples filets estampés à froid sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle dorée et doubles filets dorés en encadrement des contreplats, gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, très élégante reliure signée de Devauchelle. Premier et principal recueil poétique de Baudelaire, l'ouvrage fut en partie censuré dès sa parution pour "offense à la morale publique, à la morale religieuse et aux bonnes mœurs". Les quelque 200 exemplaires non vendus furent saisis et amputés de six poèmes. Ouvrage fondateur de la poésie moderne, "Les Fleurs du Mal" préfigure les oeuvres de Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Verlaine et Mallarmé. Superbe exemplaire établi dans une parfaite reliure janséniste du XXeme siècle. Merci de nous contacter 24 heures à l'avance si vous souhaitez voir cet ouvrage à la librairie.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Madame Bovary EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, 12x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition includes all the features of the first issue of which the fault "Sénart" dedication to the sheet. Half morocco bindings plum corners, back with five nerves adorned with triple boxes cold enriched with a golden floral pattern in their centers, in golden tails, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl dates, wrappers preserved and bound in head gilt bookplate glued backs to the first flat binding, elegant binding signed George Huser. Work well complete catalog of the publisher at the end of the first volume. Beautiful and desirable copy, connected with its rare covers, perfectly prepared by George Huser. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale comportant toutes les caractéristiques de première émission dont la faute à "Sénart" au feuillet de dédicace. Reliures en demi maroquin prune à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de triples caissons à froid enrichis d'un motif floral doré en leurs centres, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorées, ex-libris encollés aux versos des premiers plats de reliure, élégante reliure signée de Georges Huser. Ouvrage bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur à la fin du premier volume. Très bel et désirable exemplaire, relié avec ses rares couvertures, parfaitement établi par Georges Huser.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine darkened, covers a little rubbed and faded; plates with usual darkening at margins, title and frontispiece slightly foxed and darkened -- still, quite a good copy and infrequently seen in publisher's cloth. First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Cloth. Smith 12

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        TOM BROWN’S SCHOOL DAYS. By An Old Boy

      Cambridge: J. Palmer for Macmillan & Co. 1857. First edition, first printing. With an ALS. Beautifully bound in full blue morocco by Bayntun Rivière of Bath. Titles in gilt and five raised bands to the spine. Gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Half title present. Bound without the ads. A fine copy, housed in a purpose made blue cloth slipcase. The two page autograph letter, on House of Commons notepaper is bound in before the blank front endpaper and is signed Thos Hughes. A tremendously influential novel that introduced the genre of British School Stories to a much wider audience. P. G. Wodehouse, Terry Pratchett, Frank Richards, George Macdonald Fraser and J. K. Rowling have all acknowledged it's influence in their own writing. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, In-12 (11,5x18,5cm), relié. - first edition. Binding half vintage black shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with gilded caissons. Gilt. Some spots on some leaves circumscribed, if not all fresh and well connected. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre doré. Quelques rousseurs circonscrites sur quelques feuillets, sinon ensemble bien frais, et bien relié, dans une sobre et élégante reliure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les arts somptuaires. Histoire du costume et de l'ameublement et des arts et industries qui s'y rattachent.

      Paris, 1857 - Opera suddivisa in tre volumi di cm. 29,5. I primi due di testo di pp. (8) 344; (4) 280 con un'antiporta illustrata in cromolitografia per ciascun volume. Il seguente dedicato alla parte iconografica di pp. (6) + 322 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia (ciascuna protetta da velina). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione le cui tavole hanno mantenuta intatta la freschezza della cromolitografia. Si tratta di una delle prime e più importanti opere di un genere che ebbe larga diffusione in Francia e Germania nella seconda metà dell'800. Senz'altro uno dei migliori esempi nell'utilizzo dell'arte cromolitografica. Per quanto concerne l'aspetto contenutistico, vi si traccia un panorama storico artistico che interessa prevalentemente il periodo medievale. Le tavole illustrano scene storiche, costumi, manufatti, gioielli, stoffe, armi ed armature ed i principali elementi che abbellivano la vita del tempo. Cfr. Colas 1910 e Lipperhide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 37.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Aurora Leigh.

      - London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. 8vo, vi, 403pp. Original green cloth lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, a remarkably good copy with two bookplates, in a quarter red morocco box. First edition, scarce, an interesting association copy inscribed: ÒWatts Phillips presents this book the work of a great female poet to Caroline Huskisson who lacks but time and perseverance to become one.Ó Bookplates of John Thompson Fitz Adam, and Edwin Holden (dated 1894) president of the Grolier Club and a major collector of the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION, Publisher's original cloth; the second binding (i.e two volumes bound as one), following the two volume purple cloth. This copy including both catalogues bound at rear; the 8-page adverts for the Uniform Edition, plus the publisher's 16-page April 1859. Scarce. Binding blocked in gilt to spine, tooled in blind to upper, yellow coated endpapers, bookseller ticket to rear. Showing only light wear, with a little fraying to cloth at tips, discreet owner name to flyleaf. A near fine copy, housed in a collector's leather-spined clamshell box. Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but her last to be published, posthumously in 1857. The 'Professor' of the title escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, regarded as the author's most realistic feminist heroine. This novel endures today as both a harbinger of Bronte's later fiction and a compelling read in its own right. Smith [7], Symington p.40.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 39.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Les Ouvriers des deux mondes - études sur les travaux, la vie domestique et la condition morale des populations ouvrières des diverses contrées et sur les rapports qui les unissent aux autres classes

      Société internationales des études pratiques d'économie sociale 1857 - Paris, Société internationales des études pratiques d'économie sociale, 1857- 1862 - 4 volumes reliure demi-bradel, dos à nerf 16 cm x 25 cm, 464 pages+504 pages + 470 pages + 500 pages. bon état. Un travail fabuleux d'enquête sociale réalisé sous la direction de F. le Play – Textes de F. Le Play, A. Focillon, E. Delbet, A. de Saint-Léger, U. Peduzzi, E. Avalle, E. F. Hebert, Narcisse Cotte, J. Dauby, Charles Robert, Augustin Cochin, L. Simonin, P. A. Toussaint , A. Roguès, F. Blanchard, A. F. Badier , L. Goguel , S. Coronel et F. Allan - Ce sont les quatre premiers volumes parus comprenant 37 monographies. Définitions des termes à employer, liste des membres de la société. 37 monographies – Quelques rousseurs sinon très bon état Liste des monographies Tome I :Enquêtes sur un charpentier de Paris Compagnon du Devoir, un manœuvre agriculteur de la Champagne Pouilleuse, les paysans en communauté du Lavedan, un paysan du Labourd, un métayer de la banlieue de Florence, un nourrisseur de vaches de la banlieue de Londres, un tisseur en châles de Paris, un manœuvre-agriculteur du Comté de Nottingham, un pêcheur côtier maître de barque de Saint Sébastien Tome II : Enquêtes sur un ferblantier couvreur et vitrier d’Aix-les-Bains, un carrier des environs de Paris, un menuisier de Tanger, un tailleur d’habits de Paris, un compositeur-typographe de Bruxelles, un décapeur d’outils en acier de la fabrique d’Hérimoncourt, un monteur d’outils en acier de la même fabrique, un porteur d’eau de Paris, les paysans en communauté et en polygamie de Bousrah (Syrie), un débardeur et piocheur de craie de Port-Marly Tome III :Enquêtes sur une brodeuse des Vosges, un paysan et savonnier de Basse-Provence, un mineur des placers de Mariposa Californie, un manœuvre-vigneron de l’Aunis, une lingère de Lille, un parfumeur de Tunis, un instituteur primaire d’une commune rurale de Normandie, un manœuvre à famille nombreuse de Paris, un fondeur de plomb des Alpes Apuanes Tome IV : Enquête sur un paysan d’un village du Laonnais, les paysans en communauté du Ning-Po-Fou (Chine),un mulâtre affranchi de la Réunion, un manœuvre-vigneron de Basse-Bourgogne, un compositeur-typographe de Paris, un auvergnat-brocanteur en boutique à Paris, un mineur de la Maremme de Toscane, un tisserand des Vosges, un pêcheur-côtier maître de barques de Marken (Pay-Bas) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Sedon]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior

      Washington, D. C.: A. O. P. Nicholson / Cornelius Wendell. Very Good. 1857, 1859. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. William H. Emory was appointed commissioner of the United States and Mexico Boundary Survey following John Russell Bartlett, who was MIA from the survey upon Emory's arrival to assume his appointment. Emory was left to scrap together an effective survey party and obtain an accurate survey of the border after previous errors had ceded the Mesilla Valley, important in constructing a trans-continental railroad, to Mexico. The Gadsden Purchase had corrected this, but also added new territory to be surveyed. In addition to helping to clear up the boundary controversy, Emory's accounts were important in noting that the deserts of the southwest were not an agrarian paradise, and his team assembled a wealth of natural history and anthropological observations. This report is also notable for the illustrations, with many plates of scenery, plants, animals, and in particular color plates of the native inhabitants and birds. Two volumes bound in three, half Morocco on marbled paper with bright gilt text on spine, custom slipcase. First volume from the Senate report, second from the House. Volume I contains the personal narratives, correspondence, meteorology, geology, ethnology, and paleontology. First part of Volume II is botany; second zoology. Includes the Hall and Lesley geologic map that is often missing and was superimposed on the topographic map. Hall and Lesley's map differed from other geologic maps of the 1850s in that they preferred to base their interpretations on field-truthed observations, hence some missing spots on the map including the Colorado River. Boards of all volumes are rubbed on surfaces and edges, near foot of spine in particular. Besides a split front hinge in the first volume, bindings are sound. Creasing and one small tear to topographic map near where it is bound in, no tears to profile, geologic map has a 1-2" tear near the binding and is creased along edges. Missing bird plate 22 from the third part. A few pencil markings, faint residue on pastedowns from previous bookplates, moderate foxing and offsetting throughout. First volume has some dampstaining to bottom right corner, text on pp. 70-71 blurry due to printing error. Wagner-Camp 291, Howes E-146.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Sophie Arnould d'après sa correspondance et ses mémoires inédits.

      Paris, Poulet-Malassis et De Broise 1857 - Edition originale. Paris, Poulet-Malassis et De Broise - imprimé 1858 (en fait 1857)- 197 pages. Très belle reliure à la bradel plein maroquin fauve signée Huser. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contreplats. Couverture jaune et dos conservée. Étui à liseré. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Freida the Jongleur. In Three Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1857. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's olive green cloth with a decorative design blocked in blind, gilt spine, glaized endpapers. The first volume is inscribed by Hemphill's son Charles H. Hemphill, 1st Baron Hemphill, PC QC (an Irish politician and barrister) to the Duchess of Bedford. Bound in at the back of volume three is a 32-page publisher's "Catalogue of Books" dated February, 1857, followed by a four-page advertisement (with specimen pages from Carlyle's French Revolution and Lever's Harry Lorrequer) dated February 2, 1857. Light sunning to the spines, a bright, near fine set in the original publisher's binding. OCLC locates only 5 copies. Loeber, A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.