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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Bonn, 3. XI. 1857.. 4 S., 4°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "Nöggerath verbrachte seine Schulzeit an der Ecole centrale in Köln. Er wurde zunächst Bergkommissar im französischen Dienst, wurde dann aber 1814 Königlich Preußischer Geheimer Bergrat. Nöggerath war ab 1818 Professor für Mineralogie und später für Geologie an der Universität Bonn. Ab 1824 schrieb er fast ein halbes Jahrhundert unter dem Namen "Jakob Nöggerath" zahllose wissenschaftliche Artikel für die damals renommierte Kölnische Zeitung. Er pflegte da auch journalistisch sein Hobby: die Erforschung der Hexenprozesse das Mittelalters. 1826 war Nöggerath Rektor der Hochschule [...]. Außerdem wurde auf der Südseite des Mondes der Krater Nöggerath nach ihm benannt" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        The Boscobel Tracts Relating to the Escape of Charles the Second

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the escape of Charles II from England during the Civil War. Second edition. Including an engraved frontispiece and other illustrations throughout. Condition: In half-calf binding. Externally, generally smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink stamp to front pastedown, and ink signature to title page. Pages are very bright and clean, aside from some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Geschichte der Entstehung und Entwicklung der jüdischen Reformgemeinde in Berlin Im Zusammenhang mit den jüdisch-reformatorischen Gesammtbestrebungen der Neuzeit Dargestellt von Dr Sam Holdheim, Rabbiner und Prediger der jüdischen Reformgemeinde in Berlin [BOUND WITH] Hebrew publication of Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860) : Maamar Ha- ISHUT [BOUND WITH] Zulässigkeit und Dringlichkeit der Synagogen-Reformen, begutachtet von vorzüglichen in- und ausländischen Rabbinen [BOUND WITH] Die erste Rabbinerversammlung und Herr Dr Frankel [BOUND WITH] Abschiedspredigt bei dem Scheiden aus seinem Amte als Landesrabbiner des Grossherzogthums Mecklenburg-Schwerin am 28 August 1847 [BOUND WITH] Predigt, gehalten bei Gelegenheit des Riehtfestes des neuen Gotteshauses der jüd Reform Gem (etc) [BOUND WITH] Der glaubensvolle Muth des israelitischen Volkshirten dem Murren seiner Gemeinde gegenüber : Predigt gehalten in der Synagoge zu Schwerin am Sabbath Chuttath (29 Juni 1844) und auf Be

      Berlin / Wien / Schwerin Berlin / Schwerin: Julius Springer / Julius Sittenfeld / Kürschner; In Commission der Plan'schen Buchhandlung / Kürschner / David / Leopold Lassar, 1857 / 1861 / 1845 / 1845 / 1847 / 1853 / 1844 / 1842 / 1841 /1845 / 1850 /. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 inches). Eleven pamphlets published 1841-1861. (1) Reformgemeinde in Berlin, 1857: pp.vii, (i), 254. Text in German. Foxed. (2) Hebrew publication: Maamar Ha- ISHUT: pp.173. Text in Hebrew, browned and water-stained to top edge with water mark diagonally across from top corner to fore-edge. (3) Zulässigkeit und Dringlichkeit der Synagogen-Reformen: pp.93. Text in German, trifle browned. (4) Die erste Rabbinerversammlung: pp.35. Text in German. Browned. (5) Abschiedspredigt bei dem Scheiden (etc): pp:14. Text in German, lightly spotted, browned. (6) Predigt, gehalten bei Gelegenheit des Riehtfestes (etc): pp.16. Text in German. Browned, stained. (7) Der glaubensvolle Muth des israelitischen Volkshirten dem Murren (etc): pp.15. Text in German, a little browned. (8) . . . Paul Friedrich (etc): pp.16. Text in German, a little browned. (9) Die sittliche Reinigung des Menschen (etc): pp.16. Text in German, a little in Hebrew, stained and browned. (10) Das Religiöse und Politische im Judenthum (etc): pp.viii, 95. Text in German, a little tanned. (11) Gemischte Ehen zwischen Juden und Christen: pp.viii, 88. Text in German, unevenly stained and spotted. Half morocoo gilt, raised bands to spine, over marbled boards, browned to spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signed binding: Zaehnsdorf. 11 pamphlets, texts complete, bound without wrappers, in varying condition - tanned, browned, spotted, stained, water-stained. O/w contents clean. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set of uncommon pamphlets in first editions. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Papers Relating to an Expedition recently undertaken for the purpose of Exploring the Northern Portion of Australia

      London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, HMSO, 1857. Foolscap folio, folding lithograph map by John Arrowsmith, 30 pp., excellent condition in half leather, marbled boards; bookplate of Rodney Davidson. Scarce British parliamentary paper comprising the first printed report of the North Australian Exploring Expedition of 1855-6 led by Augustus Gregory. Despite the considerable importance of Gregory's exploration, his work was not published for public distribution in Australia until the 1884 Brisbane edition by the government printer. The Gregory brothers played an important role in the history of exploration in Western Australia, and Augustus also led expeditions further afield into unmapped regions of the continent. In 1855, on Governor FitzRoy's recommendation, Augustus Gregory was selected by the British Government to lead the North Australian Exploring Expedition. The party of eighteen included his brother Henry as second-in-command, the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, and the naturalist and artist Thomas Baines. Starting from the mouth of the Victoria River in August 1855, Gregory covered over five thousand miles in his sixteen-month expedition opening up vast areas for pastoral settlement. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society on his return and is one of the greatest inland Australian explorers. In 1858 Gregory made one further expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party, but was forced by drought to abandon the search. This book includes material related to the search.Of special interest in this edition geographical summary prepared for the Under Secretary by Captain Charles Sturt, and the large handcoloured chart of the route across northern Australia lithographed by John Arrowsmith.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        ASTRONOMIE POPULAIRE / OEUVRE POSTHUME / EN 4 TOMES / TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4.

      GIDE ET J.BAUDRY /T.O. WEIGEL 1857 - R240083484: XII + 557 + 554 + 635 + 854 pages - plats et contre plats jaspés - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - couverture conservée - dos à 5 nerfs - auteur + tomaison dorés sur le dos - quelques figures en noir et blanc dans le texte - quelques planches en noir et blanc - 4 photos disponibles. Publiée d'après son ordre sous la direction de M.J.-A.Barral. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 520-Astronomie et sciences connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A manual of British butterflies and moths. Volumes 1-2. (complete).

      . London, John van Voorst, 1857, 1859. Two volumes in two. 8vo. xii, 5 ll., 2, 338, XI, 480 pp., 18 ll., numerous woodcuts. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards, blind-tooled spine with five raised, gilt-bordered and stippled bands, red morocco label with gilt title.l An interleaved copy with numerous notes also in the text itself. Somewhere it states: "S. denotes that the insect has been taken at Southgate"; "O. denotes... at Oakley, Tubney or neighbourhood". The findings are dated between 1857 and 1875. One loose sheet inserted (dated 1875). One woodcut has been coloured and 25 original hand-coloured drawings mounted on interleaved sections, especially in volume 2. In the second volume it states: "List of moths sent by me to Francis Walker of Highgate, of Wanstead, named by him". The first volume is inscribed: "with all good wishes from Edith Place, June 1926," in a different handwriting. An interesting rare annotated lepidopterological manual of the United Kingdom. Publication dates given are as on the title pages. According to Horn-Schenkling the work was published in parts from 1856 to 1859. Boards rubbed, front inner hinge broken, otherwise a very good set. Cat. BM(NH) p. 1,999; Hagen II, p. 185; Horn-Schenkling, 21107.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The Hasheesh Eater: Being Passages from the Life of a Pythagorean

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1857. First edition. Original publisher's wavy-grained brown cloth with ornate blind-stamped border design both covers, spine with gilt-designed frame motif around title, publisher in gilt at bottom. 371pp. Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870) was a colorful, if not iconoclstic American author, journalist and explorer who wrote about his travels across America on the overland stage to San Francisco, Yosemite and the West Coast, and was the author of many works of fiction, essays and quasi-scientific meanderings. But he best known for his first book, The Hasheesh Eater, which explores in often eloquent as well as lurid detail the altered states of consciousness brought on by cannibis intoxication. The book is the first in Engish about hashish or cannabis. From Wikipedia: "Ludlow became a 'hasheesh eater,' ingesting large doses of this cannabis extract regulary throughout his college years... and found the drug to be a boon to his creativity: "My pen glanced presently like lightning in the effort to keep neck and neck with my ideas... although at last with such terrific speed that I could no longer write at all." He later grew to think of cannabis as 'the very witch-plant of hell, the weed of madness." Interestingly, the book was written by Ludlow on the advice of his physician during his withdrawal. A scarce, iconic and certainly groundbreaking American novel. Near fine copy with minimal browntoning. Cloth covers clean, corners and hinges intact.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Nothing to Do: a Tilt at Our Best Society.

      James French Co., Boston 1857 - Brown/gilt embossed cloth, spine ends lightly bumped. mild foxing. Engraved frontipiece, dark stains margins. Dedicated to William A, Butler Esq., Author of "Nothing to Wear," 45 pgs. Nice copy of Alger's rare second book. OCLC finds 27 copies held. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Professor, a Tale. By Currer Bell

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1857. 2 volumes, octavo (193 × 117 mm). 20th century brown crushed morocco, three-line gilt border on sides, decorative gilt spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Riviere & Son, original cloth bindings bound in at the end of each volume. Bookplates of the American banker Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) and his son-in-law Lynde Selden. Hinges a little worn and partially split but sound. Complete with half-titles and terminal advertisements. First edition, a handsomely bound, tall copy. The Professor was written before Jane Eyre (1847) and originally submitted to publishers along with both Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey, then independently, and rejected many times; eventually it was published posthumously (Charlotte died in 1855).

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        Italië. Reisherinneringen.

      Arnhem, J.W. Swaan, [1857]. Rijk verguld marokijn. xxviii, 404 p. Alle sneden verguld. Met een getinte lithografie als titelpagina en drie getinte lithografische illustraties buiten de tekst. 1e druk. Heel lichte slijtage op hoekjes, maar een blinkend fris exemplaar. Bindersmerkje van J. Herfkens Fz., Utrecht.* De decoratie op beide platten is gelijk: in een sierlijk kader van rococo-versieringen een weelderig poortgebouw waarachter de Sint-Pieter en het Forum te zien zijn, met enkele typische Italianen gestoffeerd. Met in het goud de clichémaker: S.J. de Vries, Rokin. De lithografische titelpagina was kennelijk het voorbeeld van de bandversiering. Na de titel volgt de lijst van intekenaren. De tekst behelst een achtweekse reis naar Italië, doorspekt met fraaie poëzie! Met prenten van de Vesuvius, het Forum Romanum en het Canal Grande, door C.C.A. Last. Prachtige luxeboekband!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      München, 1857-1864.. Zus. 9 S., Gr.-8° u. 4°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Martius bereiste 1817-1820 gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Johann Baptist Spix im Auftrag von König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern Brasilien und war 1840 Begründer und erster Herausgeber der "Flora brasiliensis". Anschließend lehrte Martius seit 1826 als Professor der Botanik an der Universität München und war seit 1832 Direktor des Botanischen Gartens. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        AN ALBUM OF 19TH CENTURY GERMAN SCENERY

      1857. n. Hardcover. With Richly-Colored Mid-19th Century German Scenes. 152 x 241 mm (6 x 9 1/2"). Original blue buckram with charming panels of woven straw resembling embroidered samplers on covers, that on upper cover with pink, blue, and green floral frame and natural-colored floral cornerpieces enclosing the word "ALBUM," that on lower cover with checkerboard frame and large central floral bouquet in pink, blue, green, and white, with pink roses in corners, flat spine, moiré-textured white endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH 23 ATTRACTIVE HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED VIEWS OF GERMAN SCENERY, some highlighted with gum arabic, all mounted on blank leaves; some of the cards with handwritten captions with the date "1857." Very short tears to cloth at head and tail of front joint, cloth a little rubbed, lower panel with half a dozen tiny losses to frame, front hinge beginning to weaken at bottom, isolated minor foxing and thumbing, but still a very well-preserved example of a fragile item. This is a delightful souvenir of a tour of Germany, offered in a binding with delicate handmade decoration that represents a lucky survival. Woven straw bindings are uncommon, both because of the considerable labor necessary to produce them in the first place and because of the fragility that has militated against their survival. An album of holiday pictures would have seen much use, as the owner relived adventures or shared them with friends, and the present item has seen its share of careful handling. Still, the rustic beauty of the meticulously woven straw panels remains intact and retains its Victorian appeal. The British Library has at least one 19th century pictorial woven straw binding (shelfmark c188c4) made in England, where the present binding could have been produced--though it is more likely continental. In any case, the workmanship and design in the BL example are not so fine as what is seen here.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        ROMA DESCRITTA E DIPINTA COI SUOI MINORI STATI VICINI ARRICCHITA DI TAVOLE INCISE IN ACCIAJO SECONDO LE INSPIRAZIONI, LE INDAGINI ED I LAVORI DEI SEGUENTI AUTORI ED ARTISTI .

      PRESSO IL LIBRAJO LUIGI COPELOTTI,, CREMONA, 1857 - In-8 (Cm 26,5 x 17,5), pp. 368-VI, legatura moderna mezza tela rigida con piatti marmorizzati. 85 tavole in acciaio furi testo. All'interno tavole anche su Terni, Spoleto, Foligno, Assisi, Perugia, Ancona, Rimini, Ravenna, Bologna e Ferrara. Frontespizio con piccole macchioline e leggero alone ai margini, quello al margine inferiore riguarda anche 3, 4 carte successive. Controfrontespizio rinforzato ai margini interno ed esterno, la prima tavola che presentava strappetti ed una mancanza e' stata restaurata Ultima pagina dell'indice delle tavole ricostruita nella parte bianca inferiore. Qualche pagina con leggera brunitura, piu' insistente alle pagine 5 e 6, e leggere ingialliture sparse. MOLTO BUONO [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arca dei libri di Lorenzo Casi]
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        Die Pflanzenläuse Aphiden, getreu nach dem Leben abgebildet und beschrieben

      Nürnberg, D. Herrich-Schaeffer, 1857. 8vo. viii, 334 pp., 54 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later half cloth with original printed front wrapper mounted on front board. Printed paper label on spine.l Important early monograph on European Aphidae with beautiful hand-coloured engravings and including many new species described by Koch. The work was edited by Herrich-Schaeffer, who stated, in the preface dated December 1853, that the work would be finished in ten issues with 60 plates, but finally it was completeted in nine issues with 54 plates. Carl Ludwig Koch (born 1778) died in the year it was published. Small private owner's stamp in the title page top margin, otherwise a good clean copy. Horn-Schenkling 12046; Nissen ZBI, 2248.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Sovenir de Nice. 1857. Album mit 12 lith. Tafeln nach der Natur von Guiaud und J. Felon, Paris.

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        Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, K.C.B., D.C.L. Corr. Mem. Inst. France, F.R.S. Hydrographer to the Navy from 1829 to 1855. Mezzotint Portrait

      London: Henry Graves and Comp. 1857. () Very good, no dust jacket. Wonderfull mezzotint portrait of Beaufort sitting at a desk holding his glasses. Image size is 34 X 42 cm. The print is wide margined with a good deep impression of the plate. Other than very minor soiling in very nice bright condition. This is one of the series of Stephen Pearce portraits of famous polar explorers which were engraved into fine mezzotint prints. This image being based on an original presented to Greenwich Hospital..

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        [Broadside song]: Annie Lawrie

      San Francisco: A.T. Dewey, traveling agent. Sold by Chas. W. Tyler. [circa 1857]. One leaf folded into four pages, printed only on the first leaf. A popular Scottish song. OCLC records four copies, all in California, and attributes a date of "1880s," which seems off by about 25 years; the song first made its appearance in the U.S. around 1850, which seems much closer in style with the type of paper and the printing on this sheet; the only other music we could find distributed by Tyler at his San Francisco book store was dated in 1860. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Dead Secret

      two volumes, contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, decorated in gilt, hinges and corners a trifle rubbed, occasional spotting, marbled edges, shelf-wear, a nice set. first edition; 303 and 331 pages Sadleir 590; Wolff 1349 - Bradbury & Evans 1857

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        The Rail Road Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls - Currier & Ives hand-coloured litho print

      [New York]: Currier & Ives, 1857. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Image: 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15.4" x 10.3") Currier & Ives hand-coloured lithograph Titled: 'The Railroad Suspension Bridge, Near Niagara Falls; Length of Bridge 822 Feet, Height Above Water 240 Feet', 1856, John A. Roebling, Engineer (builder of the Brooklyn Bridge). The image was printed from two lithographic stones: a tint stone, in light brown ink; and a key stone in black ink. Watercolour in greens, blues reds and browns was hand-applied over the printed image print and was professionally cleaned and washed along with filling of any paper losses and reinforcing with Japanese tissue, otherwise, very good condition. Opening of the Suspension Bridge in 1855 (which stood from 1855 to 1877). A hand-colored lithograph of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, showing the Niagara Falls in the background and the Maid of the Mist in the waters below. The architecture of the bridge is visible in this picture.This print was copyrighted by Nathaniel Currier in 1856 and was published a year later just after James Ives became Currier's partner. Artist: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910. Signatures and inscriptionsInscribed. Signed. Dated. Inscription: Inscribed in the print, lower border, "John A. Roebling, Esq. Engineer. Entered...1856, by N. Currier ... Southern District of N.Y. C. Parsons [sic] Del. The Railroad Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls. Length of Bridge 822 feet. Height above water 240 feet. New York, Pub'd. by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau Street." The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge Suspension bridge. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. This type of bridge has It spanned and stood downstream of The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, USA to Niagara Falls, Ontario.Conningham: 5056; Gale: 5479; McKinsey: 100; Seibel1: 26."The Great International Railway Suspension Bridge over the Niagara River completed in 1855 by John Augustus Roebling, who later built the Brooklyn Bridge, was the first successful railway suspension bridge in the world. Ferdinand Richardt frequently painted Niagara Falls, but as the engraving after his painting shows, the bridge began to rival the falls as a national icon. "The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge. It spanned 825 feet (251 m) and stood 2.5 miles (4.0 km) downstream of Niagara Falls from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York (the two cities assimilated the towns at the ends of the bridge by 1892), the bridge carried mixed traffic on its two decks across the Niagara River; trains crossed over the river by way of the bridge's upper deck while pedestrians and carriages used the lower. As the bridge was the result of a collaboration of two companies from two countries, it was also known by its American name, the International Suspension Bridge. What is interesting is how small the actual falls are depicted. In fact, the cataract is visible only under the bridge." Wikipedia.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Konstantinopel bzw. Menton (Frankreich), 1857-1874.. Zus. 6 S., 8° bis 4°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "[...] 1831 ging er als Chef des Generalstabs mit der österreichischen Armee nach Bologna. 1833 war er an der Vermittlung eines Friedens zwischen dem Vizekönig Muhammad Ali Pascha von Ägypten und dem Sultan Mahmud II. in Kairo beteiligt, dabei wurde er von Ludwig von Kudriaffsky begleitet. 1834 bis 1849 war er Gesandter in Athen wo er sich auch als Präsident des Kirchen-Administrationsrathes der Katholiken engagierte, 1849 bis 1852 Gesandter in Berlin. 1845 wurde er in den österreichischen Freiherrenstand erhoben. 1853 und 1854 war Prokesch dann Bundespräsidialgesandter in Frankfurt. Während des Krimkriegs isolierte er Österreich im Deutschen Bund, durch die Forderung der Mobilmachung des Bundesheeres gegen Russland, was Bismarck gekonnt zu verhindern wusste. Nach dieser Niederlage verlor er seinen Posten und wurde 1855 zum Internuntius, 1867 zum Botschafter in Konstantinopel ernannt. 1863 wurde er bereits zum Feldzeugmeister befördert. Bei seinem Abschied 1871 wurde er in den Grafenstand erhoben. Er war Mitglied der Berliner und Wiener Akademie der Wissenschaften und besaß eine ausgezeichnete Münzensammlung [...]" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Tlw. leichte Knickspuren. Ein Brief m. kl. Randeinriß. -

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        A NEW MAP OF LOUISIANA WITH ITS CANALS, ROADS & DISTANCES FROM PLACE TO PLACE, ALONG THE STAGE & STEAM BOAT ROUTES

      Published by Charles Desilver, 1857, 1857. First edition. 14 5/8" x 17 3/4" color map of Louisiana with a 4 1/2" x 5" color inset map of New Orleans with references to points of interest. Also information on steam boat routes is provided. Map is in fine condition and housed in a 5 1/4" x 3 3/8" embossed cloth covers with a bookseller's label affixed to the inside front cover and a small cosmetic repair to the lower spine panel. Overall a near fine copy of a beautiful map of Louisiana.

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        COLTON'S TRAVELER AND TOURIST'S GUIDE-BOOK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES, CONTAINING BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH, WITH THE ROUTES AND DISTANCES ON THE GREAT LINES OF TRAVEL

      J. H. Colton and Company, 1857. - First edition.18mo. Original red embossed cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 149 pp. plus 37 pages of J. H. Colton & Company's catalogue of maps, charts, books, etc., publisher's advertisement, index to the routes, introduction, index to catalogue, folding map. Map is in full color, and is a "Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, & Kansas, showing the township lines of the United States Surveys, location of cities, towns, villages, post hamlets, canals, rail and stage roads, by J. Calvin Smith." Included is an Index to the Routes and a description of the Western States and Territories which include The State of Ohio; the State of Michigan; The State of Indiana; The State of Illinois; The State of Missouri; The State of Iowa; The State of Wisconsin; The Territory of Minnesota; The Territory of Nebraska; The Territory of Kansas; Emigrants' Routes From The Seaboard; Routes in the Western States; Routes By Canals; Statistical Tables and Tables of United States and Foreign Monies. Lightly rubbed at spine ends, front interior hinge just starting to show wear, tiny closed tear to top edge of front fly leaf, map is in fine, unused condition, overall a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        XÀTIVA. Memorias, recuerdos y tradiciones de esta antigua ciudad.

      - Imp. y Lib. de Blas Bellver. Xàtiva. 1857. XIIpp.+439pp.+(8hh.).+9 láms. 27 x 18 cm. Enc. holandesa piel levemente rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canadian Settler';s Guide: Seventh Edition - Considerably enlarged

      Toronto, C. W.: Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times, 1857. 7th. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo., 4.25 in x 7.5 in, xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1[14], 40, 1(blank), [48]pp. 8vo, original brown boards, 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). Very worn on the Spine with torn paper labels with words Settler's Guide. Insides pages reasonably clean for poor paper and very light foxing in some places. Hinges cracked and splitting. Top and bottom of spine split and cracked. 1 leaf with corner torn away not affecting printed text, spine faded, front hinge starting, clean and very good. Page 17 appendix torn bottom right not affecting text. Cf TPL 3489 which records two 1857 copies, both with different collation. Their second issue is without six of the unpaged plates and port. and with a new appendix [48] at the end. We have three copies and all three are different from TPL's two. After page 218pp the variations seem occur. Classic work aimed at the woman emigrating from Britain to Canada, based upon the experiences of Traill, who by this point had spent over 25 years in 'the backwoods of Canada'. The work provides practical advice on most aspects of emigration, from choosing a ship from Britain, and what luggage to bring, to the finer points of furnishing a log cabin (including how to make an easy-chair from a flour barrel) and the perils of alcohol. The practical advice for the pioneer includes tips on gardening (for food), how to prevent your home burning down, or how to handle a fire if it does arise including those who don't have water to spare ("Women, yes, weak women and children have battled against a wall of advancing fire, and with hoes and other instruments have kept it back till help could be obtained"). It also recommends that every women become an expert at knitting, not only for its use in providing clothing, but in increasing the attractiveness of the unmarried woman ("Every young woman is prized in this country according to her usefulness; and a thriving young settler will rather marry a clever, industrious girl, who has the reputation for being a good spinner and knitter, than one who has nothing but a pretty face to recommend her").There are also several recipes to be made from many readily available food sources, including fruit, vegetables and meats.A fascinating look at the era of expansion in North America, what was expected of the new settlers, and life in the unsettled regions of Canada.

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        CORSO DI GEOGRAFIA STORICA ANTICA, DEL MEDIO - EVO E MODERNA. Esposto in venticinque studi, diviso in cento lezioni. Terza edizione, diligentemente corretta ed in gran parte rifusa dall'Autore.

      Guigoni 1857 Opera completa in quattro tomi di testo + un Atlante. Cm.24,5x16. Pg.2080 complessive. Legature in mz.pergamena con piatti originali applicati alle coperte. Esemplari intonsi, in barbe. Il primo volume, suddiviso in due tomi, concerne la "Geografia storica antica", il secondo riguarda la "Geografia storica del Medio - Evo", il terzo comprende la "Geografia storica moderna". L'Atlante comprende 113 tavole incise da Vajani, così suddivise: 42 carte geografiche in grande formato colorate a mano; 24 tavole a pagina singola, colorate a mano, di "Tipi caratteristici delle varietà e stirpi umane"; 10 tavole in grande formato, colorate a mano, di "Tipi caratteristici e costumanze più notevoli d'alcuni popoli"; 37 (l'indice ne segnala 35) a pagina singola di "Monumenti caratteristici di nazioni antiche del Medio - Evo". L'Opera, di non facile reperimento nella sua completezza, fa parte della assai prolifica produzione del cartografo Francesco Costantino Marmocchi (Poggibonsi, 1805 - 1858), che fu patriotta in gioventù e deputato al Parlamento toscano nel Governo Guerrazzi.

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        Danzigs (Gdansk) alterthümliche Gebäude. In artistischer und historischer Bedeutung dargestellt [Danzig's Historic Buildings. Represented in Artistic and Historical Importance].

      Bertling, Danzig 1857 - Danzig (Gdansk): Bertling, 1857-(1864). First Edition. Quarto. 30 pp. With a wood engraved title vignette, a couple of wood engravings in text and twenty-six tinted lithographs on plates. Original publishers' brown blind stamped gilt cloth, Spine faded, text and plates with some foxing, but overall a very good copy. This important view book of Gdansk was first published in 1857 with twenty plates and then six plates were added to the present 1864 issue. The plates include a beautiful panoramic view of Gdansk, as well as many of the cities most famous landmarks including the Arsenal, Town Hall, English House, Artus' Court, Long Market, St. Mary's Church etc. The current work shows Gdansk during the stewardship of the city's longest serving mayor, Robert von Blumenthal, who held office from 1841 until 1863. Gdansk received a railway link to Berlin as part of the Prussian Eastern Railway in 1852 and in the second half of the 19th century together with Elblag became a center of shipbuilding within Prussia which result in a general economic upswing of region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rail Road Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls - Currier & Ives hand-coloured litho print

      [New York]: Currier & Ives, 1857. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Image: 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15.4" x 10.3") Currier & Ives hand-coloured lithograph Titled: 'The Railroad Suspension Bridge, Near Niagara Falls; Length of Bridge 822 Feet, Height Above Water 240 Feet', 1856, John A. Roebling, Engineer (builder of the Brooklyn Bridge). The image was printed from two lithographic stones: a tint stone, in light brown ink; and a key stone in black ink. Watercolour in greens, blues reds and browns was hand-applied over the printed image print and was professionally cleaned and washed along with filling of any paper losses and reinforcing with Japanese tissue, otherwise, very good condition. Opening of the Suspension Bridge in 1855 (which stood from 1855 to 1877). A hand-colored lithograph of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, showing the Niagara Falls in the background and the Maid of the Mist in the waters below. The architecture of the bridge is visible in this picture.This print was copyrighted by Nathaniel Currier in 1856 and was published a year later just after James Ives became Currier's partner. Artist: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910. Signatures and inscriptionsInscribed. Signed. Dated. Inscription: Inscribed in the print, lower border, "John A. Roebling, Esq. Engineer. Entered...1856, by N. Currier ... Southern District of N.Y. C. Parsons [sic] Del. The Railroad Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls. Length of Bridge 822 feet. Height above water 240 feet. New York, Pub'd. by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau Street." The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge Suspension bridge. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. This type of bridge has It spanned and stood downstream of The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, USA to Niagara Falls, Ontario.Conningham: 5056; Gale: 5479; McKinsey: 100; Seibel1: 26."The Great International Railway Suspension Bridge over the Niagara River completed in 1855 by John Augustus Roebling, who later built the Brooklyn Bridge, was the first successful railway suspension bridge in the world. Ferdinand Richardt frequently painted Niagara Falls, but as the engraving after his painting shows, the bridge began to rival the falls as a national icon. "The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge. It spanned 825 feet (251 m) and stood 2.5 miles (4.0 km) downstream of Niagara Falls from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York (the two cities assimilated the towns at the ends of the bridge by 1892), the bridge carried mixed traffic on its two decks across the Niagara River; trains crossed over the river by way of the bridge's upper deck while pedestrians and carriages used the lower. As the bridge was the result of a collaboration of two companies from two countries, it was also known by its American name, the International Suspension Bridge. What is interesting is how small the actual falls are depicted. In fact, the cataract is visible only under the bridge." Wikipedia.

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        Four views of the mosques and other objects of interest occupying the site of the temple at Jerusalem.

      Day & Son London 1857 - First edition. Folio. 4 tinted lithographs drawn and lithographed from photographs taken by A.A. Isaacs, lightly foxed, original printed wrappers (spine repaired), short (1 cm)marginal split to blank margin of 1 plate repaired, an excellent copy. A very scarce depiction of the great mosques of Jerusalem. The views are: "General View of the Great Mosque of the Sakara", "The Mosque of the Sakara and Judgement-Seat of David", "Facade of the Mosque El Aksa", and "The Marble Pulpit and Colonnades".The wrapper says that these are the first published views of the Mosques. Not in Abbey or Tobler. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ATLAS DER SCHLACHTEN, TREFFEN UND BELAGERUNGEN AUS DER GESCHICHTE DER KRIEGE VON 1792 BIS 1815 von J.E. Woerl. Einhundert und vierzig Blätter, verbessert und mit kurzen Erläuterungen begleitet von Ferdinand von Dürrich.

      Freiburg im breisgau, Herder´sche Verlagshandlung, 1857. 94 Seiten Text + Verzeichniss der Pläne und Uebersichtskarten + 140 Karte. Halbleder mit gold. rück.. Text in german. Binding with wear on edges and tear in hinges. The Cards are partly handcolored. Pages brownspotted.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855 (5 Bände).

      Gotha, Perthes, 1857/58.. Tagebuch seiner im Auftrag der Brittischen Regierung unternommenen Reise. Mit 60 farbigen lithographischen Ansichten, 153 Textholzschnitten, 16 gefalteten Karten, Originalleinen, 22 x 15 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben und fleckig, Band 1 neu aufgebunden unter Verwendung des Originalmaterials, Band 3 mit neueren Vorsätzen, innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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        The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: containing an accurate and evangelical history of our glorious redeemer, from his birth to his ascension into heaven ... To which are added, evidences of the Christian Religion, By Beilby Porteus, late Bishop of London ... 4to.

      Thomas Kelly & Co. 1857 Front. port., additional engr. title, plates. Contemp. full brown crushed morocco by Hammond, inlaid with red morocco corner pieces, border & diamond shaped central labels, initialled 'G.J.S.', dec. in gilt, raised bands, compartments in gilt with central floral design in red morocco; loss of red morocco & some gilt to one floral corner piece, sl. rubbing to near edge of front board. a.e.g. A very handsome copy.

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        Married or Single? / by the Author of "Hope Leslie, " "Redwood" ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : Harper, 1857, Hardback, First EditionVery good copies both in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately-blind-tooled pebbled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spines laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 0 pages; Subject: English literature - Fiction - Miscellaneous. Referenced by: Wright, L. H. Amer. Fiction, 1851-1875, 2177. Sabin 78790.

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        "At vaere eller ikke vaere." Roman i tre Dele.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1857. (6) + 295 s. Indbundet i et samtidigt halvlaederbind med stregdekorationer i guld og blindtryk pa ryggen. Ryggen lidt falmet. * Bogen udkom den 20. maj 1857 netop medens forfatteren var Enkedronningens gaest pa Sorgenfri. Man kan i romanens anden del tydeligt se H. C. Andersens optagethed af Goethes "Faust". BFN 762..

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        Hand colored engraving after Herring: Racing, Plate 3: "The Run In", No. 9 of Fores' National Sports Series

      London: Messers. Fores, 1857. 24-1/2 x 44-3/4 inches plus margins. "The Run In", dated 1857, engraved by Harris & Quentery after Herring. Attractively framed and glazed to 30-1/2 x 49 inches overall. Fine condition. Siltzer, p. 152; Lane, British Racing Prints, p. 127 . J. Harris engraved a number of prints after Herring; Siltzer does not mention his collaborators on this one. Siltzer records the print as "Published Sept. 1, 1856" but "The Run In" is dated May 19, 1857. With the characteristic finish, detail, and hand-coloring of original or very early state of this magnificent production

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        Framed Display! Four-language Ships Papers superbly signed by President Buchanan and Secretary of State Lewis Cass

      "Printed Document Signed ?James Buchanan? as President and ?Lew Cass? as Secretary of State, 1 page, 21.75? x 16.75?, affixed with transparent picture corners to a matte, ornately framed to 30? x 24.5?. Four language Ships Papers signed in blank. Washington, DC., [1857-1860]. Usual folds, left portion toned. Superb signatures of Buchanan and Cass. Fine condition. Excellent 2.25? diameter Seal of the United States, with serrated edge, affixed with red wax in blank lower portion. This document was signed in blank in Washington, D.C., by Buchanan and Cass and was sent to a United States port to be filled out, signed, and issued from there by the Collector of the Port. The Collector, or an assistant, would fill in the name of the ship and all the required information. Most probably signed in the latter years of the Buchanan administration. After Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861, Ships Papers signed in blank by Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward were forwarded to the Collectors of the Port. Some collectors continued to use the Buchanan/Cass documents they still had, others replaced them with the new Lincoln/Seward Ships Papers. From State.gov: ?President Buchanan appointed Cass Secretary of State with hopes he would unify the Democratic Party then riddled with sectional tensions. Cass successfully negotiated a final settlement of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with the British Government. The treaty limited both U.S. and British control throughout Latin America. The British also relinquished their claim to the right to search U.S. vessels under Cass?s tenure. With the election of Abraham Lincoln and the rise of the new Republican Party, Cass began to voice his long-held disagreements with the Buchanan administration, specifically his protests related to sectional differences.? On November 6, 1860, Republican Lincoln defeated Northern Democratic candidate Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, Southern Democratic candidate (and Buchanan?s Vice President) John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky, and Constitutional Union Party candidate John Bell of Tennessee whose running mate was Edward Everett of Massachusetts. Secretary of State Lewis Cass (1782-1866) resigned on December 16, 1860, ending 47 years of government service: Governor of Michigan Territory (1813-1831), Jackson?s Secretary of War (1831-1836), U.S. Minister to France (1836-1842), campaigned for 1844 Democratic presidential nomination finishing second to Polk, U.S. Senator from Michigan (1845-1848), 1848 Democratic nominee for President (lost to Zachary Taylor), U.S. Senator from Michigan (1849-1857), Buchanan?s Secretary of State (1857-1860)."

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        Bladartikler, med Bilag samlede efter Forfatterens Död, udgivne som Supplement til hans övrige Skrifter af R. Nielsen.

      . Kbhvn. 1857. 296 s. Samt. hlvldr. Stempel p.fbl. Contp. halfleather. * Himmelstrup 272..

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        Missionary Travels & Researches In South Africa

      London: John Murray, 1857. First Edition - The most complete Livingstone. Thick 8vo, 711 pages with the all-important index. Publisher's original brown blindstamped cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. With the woodcut folding frontispiece, engraved portrait, 2 folding maps and one in rear pocket, a folding diagram and 42 black and white illustrations. Very Good Condition, internally bright, with original endpapers, ads dated November 1857, and complete with the exceedingly scarce index, which was issued separately several months later by the publisher, John Murray. Almost all copies were bound without the index as a result. This First Edition comprises the original index. This is the account of Livingstone's first great expedition (1853-56), during which he explored the Zambesi and its Victoria Falls. One of the most important of all 19th century books on African exploration. David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary, is known to history as the greatest explorer of his age and a dedicated humanitarian who devoted his life to the eradication of the African slave trade. He was a national hero to his contemporaries and time has confirmed his reputation as one of the greatest of the eminent Victorians, both in his achievement and in his influence. . Very Good.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, 11 Bouverie Street, London 1857 - Half brown leather and brown cloth boards, gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt title stamped direct, top edge gilt, comb-marbled endpapers, bound by J & J.P. Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen with their little ticket on lower edge of front pastedown. Pp. xiv, [1]-625. Illustrated with 40 engravings in total (includes frontispiece, and engraved title-page). First edition, first state with all points. Browning to plates primarily around margins, with heavier browning on the frontispiece and engraved title-page and offsetting, previous owner's signature and date of 1872 to front blank, else text pages clean and bright. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Ink Wash Drawing of Mr. Nick Goodwin

      n.d. - Original Illustrations. An original ink wash drawing by Beerbohm of Mr. Nick Goodwin. Inscribed with name of subject and signed by Max. Not dated, but from the early 1900s. Nathaniel Goodwin (1857-1919) was a leading American actor and vaudevillian, also known for his colorful personal life. (He was married five times and was engaged again at the time of his sudden death from apoplexy.) He was the subject of Beerbohm's radio broadcast, "Nat Goodwin - and Another," published in the Radio Times, accompanied by a reproduction of this caricature. The drawing shows an unsmiling profile of Goodwin in white tie, smoking a cigar. Done in black and white wash on dark cream colored paper. In near fine condition, in a gold frame with white matte. This came from the collection of Douglas Cleverdon, who produced Max's broadcasts. Drawing measures 7 x 10.5 inches. In the frame it is 13 x 17.5 inches. Near Fine. ORIG/092111. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Legal Review of the Case of Dred Scott, as decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. From the Law Reporter for June, 1857

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1857. First separate edition. Stitched paper wrappers. A very good+ copy, wrappers mildly worn, mainly along the spine. 8vo. Eleven years earlier, Dred Scott sued for his freedom in one of the most famous of all Supreme Court cases, one he lost and which ultimately led to the Civil War. "One of the earliest and best argued legalistic attacks on Chief Justice Taney's opinion in Dred Scott. It first appeared as an article in the June 1857 issue of the Law Reporter, which at that time was edited by Lowell.... Both authors were bright young men in the legal profession. Lowell ultimately became a federal district judge and Gray would spend twenty-one years as an associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Although Gray and Lowell are quite mild in their criticism of Taney, the pamphlet is an excellent example of how conservative Northern lawyers were appalled by the partisan and unjudicial [sic] nature of Taney's opinion. They suggest that his opinion ?is unworthy of the reputation of that great magistrate (p.9). In dissecting Taney's opinion, they present several arguments: (1) They argue that Negroes could be citizens of the U.S. This is primarily a historical argument taken mostly from Justice Curtis? dissent. (2) If Taney is correct in his assertion that the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in the case, because a black man cannot sue in federal court, then he also has no right to examine the merits of the case. (3) Congress has the right to regulate the territories. (4) The Somerset rule is good law in the United States and thus any slave brought into a free jurisdiction by his master becomes free the moment that slaves touches free soil. (5) The U.S. Supreme court does not have to follow the rule on Dred Scott?s status as decided by the Missouri Supreme Court...? Paul Finkelman (Slavery in the Courtroom: an Annotated Bibliography of American Cases, pp. 51-52). ABPC shows only one at auction in the last quarter century. Sabin 78260. LCP Afro-Americana, 4232. Dumond p. 61. Cohen 11882. Work p. 345.

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        LE STRADE FERRATE Considerate nei rapporti tecnici, amministrativi e commerciali. Lavoro compilato sulle opere di Biot, Polonceau, Perdonnet, Séguin, Minard, Journal des Chemins de Fer, ecc.

      Milano, Tipogr. Domenico Salvi, 1857-1858, In-8 gr. (mm. 252x160), 2 voll., tela edit. (con alone, picc. foro a un dorso), pp. 559; 651; con oltre 200 figg. nel t. e 4 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 più volte ripieg.(una con la pianta e il ponte sul fiume Mincio per la strada ferrata in sommità.. e l?'altra con il profilo di livellazione e topografia da Verona a Coccaglio). Questo interessante studio è divisto in due parti: la prima fa la storia e statistica delle strade ferrate in Europa, Stati Uniti, Egitto, India, Brasile e Messico. Si occupa dei principi che devono presiedere nello studio dei tracciamenti - dei movimenti di terra e delle opere d?'arte - dell?'armamento e degli accessori della strada - dei capitali impiegati nelle strade ferrate, spese di costruzione e loro rendita - dei disastri lungo le strade ferrate in Francia, Inghilterra, Prussia, Belgio e Stati Uniti. La seconda è relativa alle stazioni, ai vagoni o vetture impiegate sulle strade ferrate, ai motori, alle maccchine locomotive; ai nuovi sistemi adottati o proposti allo scopo di perfezionare il materiale su le strade ferrate; alla legislazione sulle strade ferrate Lombardo-Venete; alle norme da osservarsi per ottenere la concessione di una strada ferrata; al capitolo d?'appalto per la costruzione ed esercizio della strada ferrata da Roma a Bologna, passando per Ancona. "Edizione originale". Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 854. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Wild Adventures in Australia and New South Wales, Beyond the Boundaries, With Sketches of Life at the Mining Districts

      London: James Blackwood, 1857. Small octavo, tinted lithograph frontispiece and one other plate; bound in later calf and marbled boards, bookplate of James Edge Partington. Firsthand account of the gold rush. An eventful narrative of adventures in Australia with rich descriptions of Aboriginal life in north Queensland, including a glossary of native words and phrases.By his own account Frederic Cooper was a roustabout in who travelled Australia in search of work. His account begins with a description of a gale and subsequent wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. After reaching the shore in a long boat, Cooper worked variously as a cedar cutter and stockman in the north before travelling south seeking quick fortune on the Victorian goldfields, described in two fulsome chapters.Cooper recounts conflicts with Aboriginal tribes around Maryborough and the Burnett River region, stressing the warriors he met 'are not the spiritless, crushed beings that may be supposed from the descriptions that have hitherto been drawn of the natives.' Although often engaged in armed confrontations, Cooper nonetheless records many aspects of Aboriginal life, including cooking, camp organisation and ceremonies. Significantly, a rudimentary glossary of the "Neungir" dialect is provided in an appendix of eight pages (Cooper describes Neungir as the lingua franca of the tribes dwelling between Moreton Bay, the Gwyder River and Port Essington).

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        Antiquities of Kertch, and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus; with remarks on the ethnological and physical history of the Crimea

      London: Smith, Elder & Company. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Later three quarter calf over brown cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration to spine, corners lightly bumped and some rubbing to lower edges of boards, lower joint started from top edge, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, inner hinges cracked, double page litho frontis, additional litho title, illustrated with 2 maps, 8 coloured litho plates and 3 b/w plates, numerous in-text wood cut illustrations, contents clean and bright. , Folio 13" - 23" tall, xvi + 130 [ii] pp .

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        Synnøve Solbakken.

      Christiania, Dahl 1857. 141 s. Fraktur. Enkelt, sort sjirtryggbd. Tekst på forperm. Bindet slitt i kantene, materien pen.. S & R s. 22. Debut

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        Bad Gleisweiler, das obere Haardtgebirge und die pfälzische Schweiz. Ein Führer und Erinnerungsbuch für Kurgäste und Touristen. Neustadt an der Haardt, A. H. Gottschick's Buchhandlung (E. Witter),

      . 1857, 8°, 71 S., mit gefaltetem Stahlstich-Panorama von L. Hoffmeister (41 x 162,5 cm), gefalteter Stahlstichkarte und 15 Stahlstichtafeln, Original-Pappeinband (dieser berieben und bestoßen, am Rücken etwas beschädigt) *Das Panorama mit. zahlreichen kleinen Ansichten (etwas fleckig, ein großer Einriss hinterlegt). Die Tafeln (teils fleckig) zeigen u.a. Landau, Edenkoben, Madenburg, Irrenanstalt Klingenmünster, Berwartstein. Die Karte reicht von Neustadt im Norden bis Bergzabern im Süden.

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