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        Autobiography of a Female Slave (First Edition)

      Redfield, New York 1857 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full black pebbled cloth with professionally relaid spine. Reinforcement strip on front and back endpages also professionaly done. Damp staining to first 100 pages. "HEH has author's ALS, dated May 21, 1904, in which she states that only a few copies were struck off 'and then the book died a natural death without accomplishing its object. The Story has one commendable virtue, every and each incident is a recited and well known fact'."; Brignano's Black Americans in Autobiography, No. 679]. 8vo, dark brown cloth, 402 pages [followed by 8 pages of ads]. Although published anonymously in the form of a slave narrative, the book is in fact a work of fiction; the author was "a white Kentuckian and schoolteacher turned, rather ardently, abolitionist" [Jackson's A History of Afro-American Literature, p. 129]. Photos available upon request. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Farina: A Legend of Cologne

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1857 - Hardcover. First Edition of author's second novel. RARE INSCRIBED COPY: "F. Maxse/ from his friend/ GM." George Meredith (1828-1909) was an important author and poet of the Victorian era. He was a friend to many major figures of his time including William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and J.M. Barrie. This book is inscribed to Frederick Augustus Maxse, his dearest friend, who was a hero of the Crimean War. Meredith's book, Beauchamp's Career, was based on the political career of Maxse. In his bibliography of Victorian fiction, Michael Sadleir described Farina as scarce, saying "few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than [this and three others]." Bound in the original apple-green cloth. It has been professionally recased. The binding is rubbed and soiled but still very nice (According to Sadleir, the binding was both unusual and easily soiled.) Interior pages are clean and bright. Includes July 1857 publisher's catalog. With bookplate of the noted book collector, H. Bradley Martin. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box with paper title and author label to spine. An exceptional association copy in the extremely scarce original cloth. 244 pages plus 16 page publisher catalog. LIT/120312. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        James A. Garfield?s signed copy of ?The Poetical Works of John Milton? including ?Paradise Lost.?

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book signed ?J. A. Garfield / Hiram. June 1st 1857? on first free flyleaf. ?The / Poetical Works / of / John Milton. / With Life. ? Complete Edition. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. 523 gilt-edged pages, 4? x 6.5?. ?Copperheads? penciled by Garfield inside back cover. Dampstained at edges of front pastedown, first free flyleaf, and three sheets preceding ?Contents.? Ga

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857.

      Rembrandt Peale, Philadelphia 1857 - Peale, Rembrandt. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857. 8vo., 1 page. To H. P. Beck Esq. Dear Sir. / Learning that you are now at home, Mrs. Peale in returning the pictures you were so kind to lend her, / expresses her sincere thanks for the favor. And I must add that I am sure you will be pleased with the success of her copy. / Respectfully yours / Rembrandt Peale". "Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860) was an American artist and museum keeper, the second son of Charles Wilson Peale, A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties." - wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        EXIL ET CAPTIVITE DE NAPOLEON extraits du Memorial de Saint-Helene par le Comte de Las-Cases [etc.]

      Paris: Renault et Cie.. ND (1857). 1st edition. Royal 8vo, pp. iv, 224. . [Bound together with] "Souvenirs de la Vie Politique et Intime, Anecdotes, Episodes faits et Paroles Memorables du Grand Homme et du Grand Empereur", pp. 90, NP, ND, not illustrated. Originally issued in green illustrated card covers, now recently re-bound, retaining the original wraps, in a beige cloth hard-cover binding, with gilt lettering to the spine. A very scarce item, WorldCat locating only two copies, and no auction records shown. Contents show occasional light foxing, but are otherwise quite bright and unmarked, except for a former owner's name (M. E. Bassett, Bordeaux, 1931), written in red pencil on the side of the title page, and a small (25 cent piece size) circular rubber stamp, also on the title page. The original front cover appears to have been glued to the frontispiece, and the glue has darkened portions of the margins of the latter. The boards are only very slightly soiled. Overall, in good plus, to very good, condition. The text is in French. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        Le Troupiale. (Buffon) Grandeur naturelle--Oriolus icterus (Linne)--AMERIQUE

      Ledot; E. Gambart et. Co., Paris; London 1857 - A selection from Les Oiseaux Plus Remarquables Par Leurs Formes et Leurs Couleurs. Circa 1857. Mild foxing, otherwise a good example. Hand-colored lithograph. Printed by Becquet, Paris. Sheet size: 16 3/4 x 23 1/2". Inventory#: p88pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Capri. München, F. Hanfstaengel (1892). Fol. 5 Bll. (Text von E. v. Wald-Zedtwitz) mit 60 Abbildungen auf 42 Tafeln, Kopfgoldschn., farb. illustr. OLwd.

      - Lipperheide Jbc 29 (irrig 34 Tafeln).- Der deutsche Maler u. Illustrator Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857 - 1915) baute sich 1892 eine Villa auf Capri, wo er viel Jahre lebte.- Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten, Landschaften u. Volkstypen.- Ebd. nur gering berieben od. fleckig, sonst schönes Ex.# With 60 illustrations on 42 plates, top edge gilt, color illustrated original binding.Lipperheide Jbc 29 (wrong 34 plates).- The German painter and illustrator Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857 - 1915) built in 1892 a villa on Capri, where he lived many years.- The plates show views, landscapes and people types.- Binding slightly rubbed or stained, otherwise fine copy.Con 60 illustrazioni su 42 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto magistralmente inciso in nero, a più toni di colore. Celebre figurato ottocentesco interamente dedicato a Capri con disegni riguardanti la vedutistica e la vita popolare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Turquie d'Asie.

      Paris, Armand Le Chevalier, 1857. Lithographed map, coloured, 60 x 84 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 33. Géographie moderne, pl. 24. KEYWORDS:turkey / middle east

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      Kjà benhavn, 1845-1857 - TRE TALER VED TAENKTE.Kjà benhavn, 1845.LILIEN PAA MARKEN OG FUGLEN UNDER HIMLEN. Kjà benhavn, 1854 (2:nd ed.) + YPPERSTEPRAESTEN - TOLDEREN - SYNDEINDEN. Kjà benhavn, 1857 (2:nd ed.) + EN OPBYGELIGE TALE. Kjà benhavn, 1850 (First ed.) + TO TALER.Kjà benhavn, 1851. (First ed.) + GUDS OFORANDERLIGHED. Kjà benhavn, 1855. (First ed.) Four first editions and two second editions bound in one volume. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Morning Prayer.

      New York: Currier & Ives. 1857 - Hand-colored lithograph on a heavy wove rag paper with foxing, oxidizing of red color in curtain. 25.75 x 20 inches sheet size. Image is 25 x 16.75 inches. Gale, 4567.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Thesaurus Conchyliorum, or Figures and Descriptions of Recent Shells: edited and illustrated by G. B. Sowerby, F.L.S . CONUS, Part XV11; XV111; Appendix; XL1V [Supplements]; With . CYPRAEA, Part XXV1; XXV11; XXV111

      Published by the Author 1857-87, London - Two Monographs bound in one. CONUS . (i)-56; (325)-331; (249)-279 pages. 36 HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS with descriptive letterpress. CYPRAEA . (1)-58 pages. 37 HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS with descriptive letterpress. With 5 original printed wrappers bound in at the rear. Finely bound in half blue morocco with matching cloth sides, raised bands and lettered in gilt on the spine. With the bookplate of Francis Hemming. Two complete monographs of this scarce and beautifully illustrated conchology work Size: Royal 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        Recueil et parallele des batiments classiques de tous les temps, de tout les peuples et de chaque style, de J. N. L. Durand. Suivi de l'histoire generale de l'architecture de J. G. Legrand, augmente d'un Supplement de plusieurs bâtiments inédits et de tous ceux récemment publiés par Canina, rusconi, Diedo, Hoffstadt, Heidelhoff, Hope. Textband und 2 Tafelbände.

      Venise, J. Antonelli, 1857 - 2°: Textbd.: 198 S., 1 Bl., 75 S.; Tafelbd. I: Taf. 5- 168.(Taf. 9, 10 zur Hälfte entfernt; Fehlend: 11, 23, 85, 121, 132, 167); Tafelbd. II: 169- 260; Appendice. Taf. I - LXXI., Bibliothekbände (Lwd.), m Rückenschild, Deckel berieben, fleckig, zahlreiche Bibliotheksstempel, etwas finger- und stockfleckig, einige Blätter wurmlöchrig. Tafelbd. I mit Brandspur.; Tafelbd. II: einige Blätter hinterlegt. Insgesamt stark gebrauchspurig, trotzdem brauchbar. Text: ital. u. franz.Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand (1760 ? 1834) franz. Architekt, wichtige Figur des Neoklassizismus. Professor für Architetur an der École Polytechnique. 18000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Vol. 1, Sessions 1855-1856 and 1856-1857. Nos. I to XI.

      London, Edward Stanford, 1857.. Halbledereinband mit Rückenschildchen, 8°, 538 Seiten. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar, Einband berieben, gutes Exemplar. Inhaltl u.a.: Livingstone: Explorations from Interior of Africa, Macqueen: Views on Geography of Central Africa, Erhardt: On an inland sea in Central Africa; Anderson: Search for Remains of the Franklin Expedition, Humboldt: Letter to Mr. Kelley, Vogel: Ivory-trade in Africa..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        THÉORIE & PRATIQUE DES OBLIGATIONS ou commentaire des titres III & IV, Livre III, du Code Napoléon, Art. 1101 à 1386 : t. II, III, IV et V (mq. t. I : art. 1101 à 1167)

      Paris A. Durand 1857 - , 4 vol. in-8, demi-basane rouge cerise, tit. & tom. dorés sur dos à 4 faux nerfs et orné de fers à froid, dos aux armes de Ch. Delord, tr. finement mouchetées, (plats et dos lég. frottés, coupes et coins faiblement émoussés, qq. infimes mouillures) .

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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        Hong Kong (Gambling Houses)

      [London].: House of Commons.. 9 August1869.. 93pp. Original wrappers, quarto. String tie. Good copy. These voluminous papers on government-licensed gambling houses in Hong Kong in the 1860s contain the stirring exchanges between the colony's governor, Sir Richard Graves McDonnell, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Earl of Buckingham and Chandos. This was a subject of major importance, given the marked proclivity of the Chinese for gambling and the associated problems to which it gave rise for the prevention of crime and the good government of the Colony. McDonnell's despatches reveal an able and strong-minded governor who did not agree with the view being taken by the Colonial Office of this subject, which, he felt, was being unduly influenced by the English lobby, spear-headed by the influential Standing Committee of the Social Science Association at the instigation of two disgruntled Hong Kong personalities, the Colony's former Attorney-General, T. Chisholm Anstey, and Edward Murrow, the editor of a Hong Kong newspaper. Both these men had been involved in the acrimonious public disputes following allegations of questionable behaviour made on each other by senior officials in the Colony of the late 1850s. Macdonnell considered that they were unduly biased, and should not be allowed to injure the case for continuing the system of licensing gambling houses which was, in his view, the lesser of two evils, and brought some tangible benefits to the maintenance of law and order. [The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), often known as the Social Science Association, was a British reformist group founded in 1857 by Lord Brougham. It pursued topics in public health, industrial relations, penal reform, and female education. It was in existence for about 30 years, being dissolved in 1886: from Wikipedia]. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      London - John Murray 1857 - A first edition of one of the most famous exploration books in history, by the medical missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. Secondimpression with eight pages of the original publishers' advertisements dated November 1st 1857. Complete with twenty-seven plates,four of which are folding, and two maps- one that is tucked into a compartment to the rear pastedown. Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: that of Protestant missionary martyr, that of working-class rags to riches inspirational story, that of scientific investigator and explorer, that of imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. The title, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, evokes earlier accounts of southern Africa, notably by Philip and Moffat, but Livingstone's book stands out from these by reason of its intellectual breadth. . . When he came to write his book, he enriched a stirring narrative, told in conversational style, with insights acquired by informed eyes and ears, as well as with shafts of caustic humour -DNB. Condition: Rebacked in a cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, light rubbing to extremities and small marks to the front board. Internally, firmly bound and bright with instances of light spotting throughout. Copperplate ink signature to the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square,. 1857. 12mo, pp. [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xiv [15] 16-365 [366: blank] [367]-371: appendix [372 blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers.. As is often the case with books from Lovecraft's library, the. physical condition is rather poor. Shallow chipping to cloth at spine. ends, small chip from spine near title lettering, several signatures. strengthened. (#129190). First edition. Formerly, H. P. Lovecraft's copy, signed "H. P. Lovecraft" and dated "1925" on front free endpaper; above this is the note, in HPL's hand, "From Samuel Loveman, Esq." and, opposite, on the front paste-down, is written out in the same hand the book's title and author. One of the classics of drug literature, by an interesting figure of mid-nineteenth- century Bohemian New York, his first book, published anonymously when he was 21. Sam Loveman, a minor turn-of-the-century poet who became a NYC bookseller, was a longtime friend of Lovecraft and also a friend of Hart Crane. The double association here adds a special perspective on the book. Loveman was born on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. Lovecraft died on its eightieth. In a 1927 letter to Bernard Austin Dwyer, HPL notes proudly his possession of this special copy of a special book. "Have I read Fitzhugh Ludlow's Hasheesh-Eater? Why, Sir, I possess it upon mine own shelves; and wou'd not part with it for any inducement whatever! I ... have frequently reread those phantasmagoria of exotic colour, which proved more of a stimulant to my own fancy than any vegetable alkaloid ever grown and distilled ... The reeling panoramas out of space and time have an unmistakable tinge of authenticity, and even the metaphysical speculations were far from arid." Later, in the same letter, he acknowledges the gulf between his politics and Loveman's, while affirming their friendship. "Great Scott -- if Loveman and I judged each other by our ideas, we'd have long ago suffered the fate of the Kilkennny cats. According to my social and political theories, he ought to be shot or in gaol, whilst according to his, I ought to be guillotined! But since we deal in art and not in ideas, we get along with the utmost cordiality" (Selected Letters, II, pp. 118-19). Some years after Lovecraft's death, in the bitter context of the Holocaust, Loveman felt unable to look the other way at HPL's frequently-voiced anti-Semitic views (however cordial he may have been in person with Jewish friends), and burnt all of his letters, a not insignificant holocaust of his own, leaving this as one of the few testimonials to their friendship. Joshi, Lovecraft's Library: A Catalogue, Revised & Enlarged (2002) 556. Wright (III) 1592.

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        The Canadian Settlerís Guide: Seventh Edition - Considerably enlarged

      Printed at the Office of the ìToronto Timesî, Toronto, C. W. 1857 - 12mo., xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1, [14], 40,14pp., 1(blank), [44]pp. 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). The brownish red cloth cover looks like it was replaced 50 odd years ago, and is in VGcondition. The first few pages inc. title page are messy and suffering from browning. complete with 2 plates (1 incl. in the pagination), 4 illustrations (incl. 1 diagram), There is occasional browningthroughout. Pen inscription title page, a few light pencil study marks in text (minimal) A little wear on edges, one pagehas very small tear plus p219 has 1/2î triangle not effecting the illustration (on the next page) . Most of the text is really clean and the whole book is readable and presentable with tight binding. The overall condition even with issues noted is very good., 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 TPLís 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Victoria and the Australian Gold Mines in 1857; with Notes on the Overland Route from Australia, via Suez. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Smith Elder & Co 1857 - 8vo., First Edition, with large folding map coloured in outline as frontispiece and 2 maps (one folding; one full-page); original green cloth, sides elaborately framed and patterned in blind, backstrip blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, uncut AND LARGELY UNOPENED, primrose endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean, fresh copy IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOHN O'SHANNASSY WITH THE FORMER'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With a bookplate on front paste-down and 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated July 1857) bound in at end. This copy was formerly in the holdings of Melbourne Public Library and bears its stamp dated 18 Dec 1888 on frontispiece verso, title and occasionally in text. Westgarth's Notes on the Overland Route comprise pp.376-451. A detailed statistical Appendix occupies pp.453-466. LOVELY COPY OF AN EARLY ISSUE OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF THE COLONY. Ferguson 18418. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        MEDICINA DOMÉSTICA HOMEOPÁTICA. Arreglada para la Isla de Cuba. Contiene además una tabla por órden alfabético de los alimentos, bebidas y condimentos permitidos y prohibidos en la dieta homeopática, y unas instrucciones para que los enfermos puedan consultar por escrito con un médico homeópata, por el Dr. 2ª edición corregida

      - "Habana. Imprenta y Librería de A. Graupera (aunque impreso en Barcelona, en la imprenta el El Porvenir, de Buenaventura Bassas, Riera de S. Juan, 29). 1857. 8º menor, 201pp-3h para catálogo editorial. Impresionante encuadernación mosaico época plena piel sobre tabla ejecutada en relieve, hierros, florones y dobles filetes dorados en ambos planos, nervios, lomera cuajada, cantos, contracantos, interior realizado a modo de marco también en piel con ruedas, hierros y filetes dorados, guardas enteladas en seda, charnelas de piel, cortes cincelados y decorados geometricamente al oro y en varios colores, cinta punta de lectura en seda, está firma por E. Walker and Sons - New York, la encuadernación está dedicada en cubierta y reza: "Al Exmo. Sor Capitán General D. Francisco Serrano y Domínguez, Conde de San Antonio. El Editor". Firma antigua en guarda delantera. Muy buen ejemplar. El libro es raro, la materia muy interesante para la época y nuestro ejemplar enriquecido con ésta excepcional encuadernación de arte del siglo S. XIX. BGE.MDNM6433134-B. CCPB000342816-8, para la primera de 1853. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur le commerce maritime de Rouen depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la fin du XVIe siècle.

      Rouen, Le Brument, Paris, Auguste Durand 1857 - 2 vol. in-8, XXXV-401-[2] et [4]-552 pp., demi-chagrin maroquiné bouteille à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, double filet doré sur les plats, têtes dorées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale et intégrale, aux frais de la ville de Rouen, de ce Mémoire rédigé depuis 1846, couronné la même année par l'Académie de Rouen et dont un extrait était paru déjà dans la Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Chartes. Charles-Ernest de Fréville de Lorme (1811-1855), archiviste-paléographe, fut l'un des fondateurs de la même Bibliothèque. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Little Dorrit (First UK Edition, in nineteen volumes)

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition. First Edition. First issue in twenty parts (volume 19 in two parts), with the errata slip in volume XVI, and forty illustrations by Browne ("Phiz"). First issue points present, with these exceptions: & & a) lacking last page of ads at the rear of volume I; & b) volume II: "The Eclectic Review" ad at the rear bound p 3, 4, 1, 2; & c) volume V: with "Parasols" ad at the front; & d) volume VII: lacking "The Morisonian Monument" ad at the rear, and plates bound No. 14, 13; & e) volume VIII: with "Parasols" ad at the front, and "The Morisonian Monument" ad bound at the rear; & f) volume IX: plates bound No. 18, 17; & g) volume XIII: lacking the two slips following the plates; & h) volume XV: plates bound No. 30, 29; & i) volume XVII: plates bound No. 34, 33; & j) last volume: with "Persian Parasols" ad at the front, rear wrapper headed "The Best Show of Iron Bedsteads." & & Published from December 1855 to June 1857, preceding a cloth edition. & & Publisher's original blue illustrated paper wrappers. All volumes in Very Good or better condition, light scattered foxing and a few faint notations throughout, with the spine of volume 19 neatly worn, and a few tiny closed tears to the wrappers. & & A handsome set, housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Hatton and Cleaver pp 305-30.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans. 1857. First. First edition, first state with signature BB2 marked "B2" (p. 371). Forty illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title, by H.K. Browne (aka, "Phiz"). Thick octavo. Rebound in three-quarter dark red calf and marbled papercovered boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Bookplate of F. Piggott, some light offsetting and foxing in the text, some rubbing to the boards, else a fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First edition, first issue with the points as called for including: the three line errata on page xiv, "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371, lacking errata on page 467, and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. With 40 engraved illustrations by H.K. Browne [Phiz] including the frontispiece and vignette title-page. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter dark plum-brown calf over textured cloth boards, the spine with gilt tooled lightly raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments richly gilt in ornamented panel designs and with a red morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt. xiv, 623 pp. A very nice copy, much better then one would typically find in contemporary bindings, the leather with only very minor rubbing and mellowing, sturdy and strong with firm hinges, internally solid, the text very clean. A bit of minor and all but inevitable spotting to the plates, a bit more so to the frontis but still less then is common. FIRST EDITION WITH EARLIEST ISSUE POINTS IN A HANDSOME BINDING OF UNCOMMON PLUM-BROWN CALF. Little Dorrit was published in 19 monthly installments, each two illustrations by Phiz. Each installment cost a shilling, with the exception of the last, a double issue, which cost two shillings. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period.<br>Much of Dickens&#39; ire is focused upon the institutions of debtors&#39; prisons&#151;in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author&#39;s own father had been imprisoned.

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        Little Dorrit.

      Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street,, London, 1857 - Cm. 21, pp. xiv, 625 (1). Con antiporta e primo frontespizio illustrati e 38 tavole fuori testo con incisioni di H.K. Browne. Solida ed elegante legatura novecentesca in piena pelle verde, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolori. Piatti inquadrato da doppio filetto e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Entro custodia in cartonato rigido. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, con carte particolarmente pulite. Si tratterebbe della prima edizione e prima tiratura che si distingue per alcuni refusi tipografici segnalati da Smith, tra cui B2 in luogo di BB2 a p. 371; Rigaud" in luogo di "Blandois" alle pagine 469, 470, 472 e 473. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Staats-Wörterbuch. In Verbindung mit deutschen Gelehrten. 11 Bände.

      Expedition des Staats-Wörterbuchs 1857-1870, Stuttgart - Leipzig, - Goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Guter Zustand.

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      London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street,. 1857. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [1] 2-625 [626: blank], 40 inserted plates with illustrations by H. K. Browne,. rebound in three-quarter nineteenth century black pebbled morocco and blue marbled cloth, spine panel lettered and richly tooled in gold, front and rear panels ruled in gold, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers.. Half title not called for, errata slip at page 467 found in some. copies not present here. Morocco rubbed at spine ends and corners,. the usual darkening to margins of plates, but text block remarkably. clean. A nice tight copy in an attractive period binding. (#102784). First edition in book form. An early copy with errors noted by Smith (signature mark "BB2" misprinted "B2;" "Rigaud" for "Blandois" not corrected, page 467 passim, etc.) Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-32. Smith 12.

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        Deutsches Staats-Wörterbuch. In Verbindung mit deutschen Gelehrten herausgegeben von J.C. Bluntschli und Karl Brater (Band 1: Unter Mitredaktion von Karl Brater).

      Stuttgart und Leipzig, Expedition des Staats-Wörterbuchs. 1857-1870.. 11 Bände + 1 Nachtragsband. 8°. Halbleinwandbände der Zeit mit goldeprägten Rückentiteln.. Komplett mit dem Nachtrag zum Deutschen Staats-Wörterbuch Band I-XI. - Uniform gebunden, das Braun der Leinenrücken jedoch leicht abweichend. - Kanten berieben. Anfangs jeweils stockfleckig. Seitenränder leicht gebräunt.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857 First edition, first state with signature mark B2 for 2B2 and "Rigaud" instead of "Blandois" in pp. 467-74. Half burgundy morocco over burgundy cloth boards, all edges gilt. Thick octavo. Forty engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne, including frontispiece and vignette title. Top corners bumped, light wear to joints. Some light foxing to plates. A very good copy. This was one of Dickens's most popular novels. Circulation figures almost equaled the record breaking numbers of Bleak House. (Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 307-330).

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      Bradbury and Evans, London 1857 - Recently rebound , marbled boards. New green endpapers. Spine in five panels, gilt designs and lettering. Thirty-nine full-page illustrations by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Engraved title-page facing the frontispiece with slight off-setting on each page. All plates are fresh and clean with almost no foxing or peripheral browning. Two books in one, issued with no half-title preceding the first book "Poverty". Half-title is present preceding the second book, "Riches" at p. (321). Three-line errata note at foot of p. xiv. First issue points are present including B2 for BB2 on p.371, use of Rigaud for Blandois on pp. 467-74, spelling and punctuation mark flaws as called-for in Smith. A kindly rebound copy, bound from the original parts with stab holes present. 625pp. See Eckels pp.82-85, Smith 1:12, Podeschi A141. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Harper & Brothers, New York 1857 - "Classic" Early Pacific Northwest History, withAuthorial Inscription and Fine Early Provenance. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). xvi, [ii], 17-435, [1] pp., [2] leaves (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown buckram, flat spine with gilt titling. With 28 illustrations by the author, most showing life on the Northwest frontier, 18 of these full-page, one a folding map. Front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "Mrs. C. W. Philbrick / with compliments of / the Author / James G. Swan / Port Townsend October 13th / 1876"; front flyleaf with neatly stamped signature of Ellen Philbrick; front pastedown with bookplate of Frederick V. Holman (see below). Tweney 74; Howes S-1164. Spine a bit sunned, extremities slightly worn, small patches of water(?) stains to boards, other trivial imperfections, but a really excellent copy, fresh and clean internally, and the original fragile binding still solid and generally well preserved. Described by Tweney as "one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana," this is the first edition of one of the earliest accounts of life in the region, and our copy has direct ties to important early settlers of the territory. James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) was born in Massachusetts, where he grew up fascinated by his seafaring uncle's tales of voyages to the Northwest coast. In 1850, he set sail for Washington Territory, settling in Shoalwater (now Willapa) Bay in 1852 and working there as an oysterman (he later became a trader). This book tells of his life in the years 1852-55, giving an account unlike most frontier memoirs because of the great interest Swan took in the native population of the bay. He became friends with a local chief, Toke, and his wife Suis, and from them collected important ethnographic information on the Indians of the region. According to HistoryLink, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history, "Swan's appreciation of and efforts to record Indian art, technology, history, legends, and language made him a rarity among early Washington settlers," the book containing "detailed descriptions of Indian homes, crafts, hunting and fishing tools and techniques, religious ceremonies, songs, games, vocabularies of the Jargon and Chehalis languages, [and] illustrations by Swan, who was an accomplished artist. The book also describes Swan's travels, often with Indian friends, around the Bay and its tributary rivers, to Chinook and Astoria on the Columbia River, and up the Pacific coast to Grays Harbor and the Quinault River." In addition to its value as an ethnographic and travel book, the work served to encourage the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. Our copy was presented by Swan to Mrs. C. W. (Ellen) Philbrick, wife of the editor and publisher of the Port Townsend newspaper, the "Argus." A subsequent owner was Frederick Van Voorhies Holman (1852-1927), apparently the first white child born in the county now encompassing Pacific City, Oregon, where his parents were early settlers. Swan mentions staying with the hospitable Holmans on his travels (p. 243). The Holman family later moved to Portland, where they became leading citizens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES 5 vol. : CHANSONS T. I & T. II ( 1859) Edition revue par l'auteur contenant 53 gravures sur acier d'après Charlet, A. de Lemud, Johannot, Grenier, Jacques, Pauquet, Penguilly, de Rudder, Raffet, Sandoz - Les dix chansons publiées en 1847 et le fac-simile d'une lettre de Béranger -o- DERNIERES CHANSONS (1857) de 1834 à 1851 avec une lettre et une préface de l'auteur et 14 gravures sur acier (A. de Lemud) -o- MUSIQUE DES CHANSONS DE BERANGER (1858) Airs notés anciens et modernes - 7e édition augmentée de la musique des chansons publiées en 1847 et de trois airs avec accompagnement de piano par Halévy et Mme Mainvielle-Fodor / Album Béranger par Grandville (80 pl.) -o- MA BIOGRAPHIE (1858) Ouvrage posthume de P.-J. de Béranger, avec un

      - Perrotin Editeur, 1857, 1858 & 1859 - Cinq vol. in-8° reliés, reliures uniforme plein maroquin havane monogrammés richements ornés (encadrement des plats par filets et roulettes dorés, fers dorés à chaque coin encadrant une pièce ovale de maroquin noir portant le monogramme CCS doré), caissons ornés de motifs floraux dorés encadrant le monogramme selon le même principe, titre doré, date d'édition en pied, toutes tranches dorées, roulettes et filets sur les contreplats - Belle série, ouvrages en bon état, très propres (rousseurs claires dans le vol. des DERNIERES CHANSONS), néanmoins quelques piqûres sur les plats et très menus frottements. xxv + 407 & 397 pp. + 53 pl., 380 pp. + 14 pl., 292 pp. (dont partitions) + 80 pl. (dont frontispice), 399 pp. + 10 pl. (dont frontispice) - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FESTE RAVENNATI nel Luglio dell'anno MDCCCLVII per la venuta e soggiorno in Ravenna del sommo Pontefice Pio IX, felicemente regnante.

      Tip. del Seminaio,, Ravenna, 1857 - in-4, pp. 95, leg. m. pelle con tit. oro al d. Con 7 belle tavv. litogr. in seppia al fine raff. monumenti di Ravenna: arco, porta Adriana, loggia, la Darsena, la Rotonda, mausoleo di Dante, edificio gotico. Raro. [295]

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        Dizionario della Economia Politica e del Commercio così teorico come pratico [.]. Volume primo [- quarto].

      Sebastiano Franco e Figli e Comp. Editori, 1857-1861., Torino, - 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 27), solide legature di poco successive in m. pelle con filetti e titolo in oro ai dorsi (lievi abrasioni); pp. XX, 746; 688; 770; 582; con alcune tavole di tabelle ripiegate f.t. al terzo tomo; lievissime fioriture sparse e leggerissime bruniture. Prima edizione di questo capolavoro di consultazione del Boccardo (1829-1904), celebre economista genovese. Cfr. Einaudi 550. Buon esemplare.

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      London: Edward Moxon 1857 - First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15cm (4to), bound in black morocco spine over faux-vellum boards w/gilt decorations & title & 5 raised bands to spine, metal clasps, red & white head-&-tail bands, a.e.g. w/gauffered edges, chocolate ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc. Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London. Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "Sarah H. Brofden from Richard, Sale 1857." Binding Near-Fine (ep.s chipped at edges); contents Very Good (1st & final few leaves foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing elsewhere, & a few sections sl. proud). "Athenæum" 30 May 1857 p.693, White 105, Dalziels 355, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114, Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 26, de Beaumont 374, Goldman 395. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Years Ago

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A relatively scarce set of Two Years Ago a novel by Charles Kingsley. With half titles to all volumes. First edition. In three volumes complete. With publishers advertisements dated 1857 to rear of volumes two and three and undated advertisements to rear of volume one. With a separately paginated&#39;Introductory&#39; to front of volume one. Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscriptions to front free endpapers dated 1857. Previous owner&#39;sbookplates to front pastedowns. Publisher&#39;s blindstamp to front free endpaper. Condition: In a clothbindings. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards and with slight splitting to cloth to joints in places. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot andhandling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1857 - First edition, first state with signature BB2 marked "B2" (p. 371). Forty illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title, by H.K. Browne (aka, "Phiz"). Thick octavo. Rebound in three-quarter dark red calf and marbled papercovered boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Bookplate of F. Piggott, some light offsetting and foxing in the text, some rubbing to the boards, else a fine copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London Bradbury and Evans 1857 - First edition, first issue with the points as called for including: the three line errata on page xiv, "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371, lacking errata on page 467, and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. With 40 engraved illustrations by H.K. Browne [Phiz] including the frontispiece and vignette title-page. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter dark plum-brown calf over textured cloth boards, the spine with gilt tooled lightly raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments richly gilt in ornamented panel designs and with a red morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt. xiv, 623 pp. A very nice copy, much better then one would typically find in contemporary bindings, the leather with only very minor rubbing and mellowing, sturdy and strong with firm hinges, internally solid, the text very clean. A bit of minor and all but inevitable spotting to the plates, a bit more so to the frontis but still less then is common. FIRST EDITION WITH EARLIEST ISSUE POINTS IN A HANDSOME BINDING OF UNCOMMON PLUM-BROWN CALF. Little Dorrit was published in 19 monthly installments, each two illustrations by Phiz. Each installment cost a shilling, with the exception of the last, a double issue, which cost two shillings. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon the institutions of debtors' prisons&#151;in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author's own father had been imprisoned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1857 - Two volumes - Volume One - xiv, 320pp and Volume Two - [2], 321-625pp, [1]. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, remaining panels with gilt volute and flower decoration, covers with triple fillet border and flower head corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, all edges marbled, combed marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed externally, internally some light browning and foxing, plates slightly oxidised (as usual), though the image is generally quite clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedowns (Frederick Perkins of Chipstead Place, whose library was sold by Sothebys in the late nineteenth century). With engraved frontispiece and title and thirty-eight plates, letterpress title bound in to volume two. Binding is by Clyde. Smith 12, Sadleir 691, Wolff 1802 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die heilige Familie mit der lesenden Jungfrau".

      0 - Radierung. 21,3 x 14,6 cm (etw. fleckig, nur leicht Alters- u. Gebrauchssp., sonst gut). B. 5, TIB (Commentry).005 S2 - Thieme/Becker VI, 50-51 - Ausgezeichneter Druck mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante, noch vor der Nummer, mit Strich rechts v. Josephs Kopf. - Giulio Carpioni, Historienmaler u. Kupferstecher war Schüler v. Alessandro Varolani und nahm sich Simone Cantarini genannt Pesarese zum Vorbild. Gilt als Vorläufer Tiepolos, schuf zahlr. Gemälde f. Kirchen u. Palazzi. In d. Dresdener Gemäldegalerie, in d. Uffizien in Florenz, wie auch in d. Galerie d. belvedere in Wien u. vielen anderen großen Sammlungen, so in Budapest, mailand, Hannover ,befinden sich mehrere seiner Werke . Unser Blatt gehört neben "Christus am Ölberg", "Der Hl. Antonis v. Padua" und "Maria mit dem Rosenkranz" zu seinen besten u. bekanntesten Radierungen. (s. Friedr. Mülller: Die Künstler aller Zeiten u. Völker. 1857). (etw. fleckig, nur leicht Alters- u. Gebrauchssp., sonst gut). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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