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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. First Illustrated edition. Full red morocco gilt with elaborate gilt design compartments, A.E.G. Spine darkened, small spot of damage to the foredge gilt on the last few pages, some light scattered foxing to text, otherwise a nice copy.

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations.

      London, Murray 1857.. 23 x 16 cm. IX, 687 S., 8 S. Verlagsanzeigen. Mit gestochenem Portrait-Frontispiz, zahlreichen Holzstichen im Text und auf Tafeln (zwei gefaltet) sowie 2 Faltkarten (eine in Kartentasche im Rückdeckel). Original-Ganzleinen mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Signaturschild am Rücken, Stempel und montierter Benutzungsordnung. Innengelenke mit Leinen verstärkt. Teilweise etwas stockfleckig. Die Karte von Südafrika mit hinterlegtem Einriss.. Abbey, Travel, 347. Printing and the Mind of Man 341. Czech p97. Mendelssohn I, 908-910. Erste Ausgabe, in der dritten Druckvariante, bei der die beiden Lithographien durch Holzstiche ersetzt worden sind, mit dem Verlagsverzeichnis datiert 1. November 1857. First edition, third state, the lithographs facing pp. 66 and 225 both replaced with black and white wood engravings. Original terracotta sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Library copy with some faults. David Livingstone (1813-1873) "became a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstone's services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. He explored the Zambesi, Shire and Ruyuma rivers and found the salt lake Chilwa and Lake Nyasa The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Mit beiliegendem Kaufbeleg von Blackwells (Oxford), datiert 25.9.73.

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        Little Dorrit / by Charles Dickens ; with illustrations by H.K. Browne

      London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1857 - Physical description; xiv, 625 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo). Originally issued in 20 numbers in 19 parts (numbers 19 and 20 published in one part) between Dec. 1855 and June 1857; first published in one volume on 30 May 1857. Errata: p. xiv. Added engraved t.p., dated 1857. Referenced by: Smith, Walter E. Charles Dickens in the original cloth 12. Sterling Library I,275. Subjects; England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. English fiction - 19th century. Children of prisoners - Fiction. Inheritance and succession - England - Fiction. Issue points covered; Rigaud for Blandois on p. 469 ad passim. Signature BB2 marked B2 on p.371. Scattered marginal foxing, small closed tear to the first 2 leaves. Finely bound in modern calf over green, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. An uncommonly good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 625 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal D'un Missionnaire au Texas et au Mexique...1846-1852

      Paris: Librairie de Gaume Freres, 1857. 8vo., (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches). Half-title. Errata leaf at end. Large engraved folding map "Carte du Texas pour les Missions et Voyages de l'Abbe em Domenech" hand-colored in outline and some areas of pink wash (some occasionally heavy spotting throughout). Contemporary quarter black morocco, black cloth gilt, all edges gilt (extremities a bit rubbed, corners bumped). First edition. "In the spring of 1846, before completing his seminary studies and when not yet twenty years of age, he left France in response to an urgent appeal for missionaries to help develop the Church in the wilds of Texas, then rapidly filling up with American and European immigration. He went first to St. Louis, where he spent two years completing his theological course, studying English and German, and gathering knowledge of missionary requirements. In May, 1848, he was assigned to duty at the new German settlement of Castroville in Texas, from which he was transferred later to Brownsville. The war with Mexico was just concluded; raiding bands of Mexicans and rangers were ravaging on both sides of the Rio Grande, while outlaws from the border States and almost equally lawless discharged soldiers filled the new towns, and hostile Indians hovered constantly in the background. A cholera epidemic added its horrors. Nevertheless, the young priest went bravely to work with such energy that he soon became an efficient power for good throughout all Southern Texas. In 1850 he visited Europe and was received by the pope. Returning to Texas, he continued in the mission field two years longer, when he returned to France with health broken and was appointed titulary canon of Montpellier. When the French troops were dispatched to Mexico in 1861 he was selected to accompany the expedition as almoner to the army and chaplain to the Emperor Maximilian. After the return to France he devoted his remaining years to European travel, study, and writing, and the exercise of his ecclesiastical functions. In 1882-3 he again visited America" (Catholic Encyclopedia online). Graff 1119; Howes D408; Palau 75066; Sabin 20549. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Journal d'un Missionaire au Texas et au Mexique (Journal of a Missionary in Texas and Mexico)

      Paris: Librairie de Gaume Freres, 1857. 1st edition, an important book by a Catholic missionary describing early Texas. According to 'Texas Online', "He published many repetitious, exaggerated, and self-glorifying accounts of his experiences and travels, but his colorfully detailed narrative of the establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in Texas, amid the tensions of boundary disputes with Mexico and the devastation of an epidemic of cholera, has no counterpart." Vg-; light to moderate foxing sporadically throughout; the first 40 pp. have a sm. stain in the upper left corner. In a nice binding of 1/2 leather, 'leopard-spotted' boards, speckled edges, marbled ep's; the bottom front corner is a bit chewed; other corners are worn. The spine looks fine. 477 pp. + folding map in rear with some hand-coloring. Note: this French edition preceded the English translation by a year.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        PHELPS' STRANGERS AND CITIZEN'S GUIDE to NEW YORK CITY with maps and engravings

      Phelps & Watkins (1857)., NY - Gilt lettered coarse green cloth. Frontis "Bird's Eye View of New York". Hand colored fold out map of New York City. 72pp. Unfolded map measures 29" X 16.5". Unfolds both top & bottom and 9 times left to right. Bright & attractive as new. Phenomenal condition. There are 18 points where vertical and horizontal fold lines intersect and there isn't so much as a single pin hole, let alone a tear. There is one closed 3/8" margin tear. To prevent a single fold line tear in the future the map is stored flat and will be only shipped in its unfolded state, sandwiched between sheets of 1/4" plywood. There are a few tiny foxing spots but ZERO aging, soiling, damp staining or any other kind of stain. The booklet's cover extrems are rubbed but not actually worn. Gilt cover lettering quite clear but no longer bright. Text interior lightly aged & foxed but no tears, marginalia or soiling. Listed in "Maps of America" but with its dimension being the only fact given. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANSFIELD PARK

      G. Routledge and Co. London. 1857. First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.4 x 4.2 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half black calf. The spine is ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain white endpapers. Previous owners neat name and address on the front blank free endpaper. Some rubbing to the spine hinges and board edges but overall this is still an attractive, good quality, early leather binding. Routledge issued all six of Austen's novels, in five books (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion together as usual) in their Railway Library series, starting with Sense and Sensibility and Pride and prejudice in 1852 but waiting five years before issuing the other three books. Austen's works are notoriously difficult to find in any early bindings, whether publishers cloth (or in the case of this volume, coloured paper boards) or, like this volume, bound at the time in leather. Most copies were literally read to bits, resulting in the books needing to be rebound at a later date. ---- Keynes. Jane Austen. A Bibliography. No 108.

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        Map of the Original Grants of Village Lots from the Dutch West India Company to the Inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New York) Lying Below the Present Line of Wall Street.

      Geo. Hayward, New York 1857 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Located by David T. Valentine, Clerk of the Common Council of the City of New-York A. D. 1857. Lith. for D. T. Valentine's Manual, 1857; by Geo: Hayward, 120 Water Street, N.Y. Sheet size: 17 x 21". Inventory#: p1060pmat.

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        A handsome oil portrait, signed by the artist, of Washington Irving

      In fine condition.. 27.5 x 21.5 inches in a simple (and probably original) oak frame. On the back of the canvas are the large neat block letters identifying the subject. Charles A. Gray was born in Iowa in 1857. He painted portraits of presidents McKinley and Garfield and playwright Eugene O'Neil, among others. This copy of the popular image of Irving was undoubtedly made to sell in his gallery. Gray made similar copies of other prominent American literary figures, including Harriet Beecher Stowe. This image is after a photographic portrait of Irving that proliferated during Irvings?s final years. The genesis of the photograph is not certain, but it was believed to have been taken circa 1850 by John Plumbe, sometime associate of Mathew Brady.

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        Colonization, Defence, and Railways in our Indian Empire

      London: John Weale,, 1857. Octavo. Original drab boards, neatly rebacked to style, paper label to front board. Large folding map frontispiece. A little rubber, particularly at the corners, bookplate of Baptist Missionary Society, Mission House Library to the front pastedown, front free endpaper creased, light browning, a few minor splits to the folds of the map, a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, COPAC listing just three locations: BL, NLS, and Oxford. "The following pages are written in the hope of calling public attention, during the present crisis, to the English colonization of India, by showing what has already been done, and what remains to be done. The account here given of the hill stations is the first comprehensive statement of the progress and present condition of English colonization. The question of competition between railway and water carriage is discussed, as likewise the means of providing capital for public works from the resources of India, and the measures to be taken for making the public lands of India available as a national resource" (Preface). Clarke (1815-95) was an English engineer, financier and philologist, the author of a Memoir of the comparative grammar of Egyptian‚ Coptic and Ude; he edited the Railway Register from 1845 to 1847 and founded the London and County Bank; he was a member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and was expelled from the Anthropological Society of London in 1868 in the wake of public allegations he had made relating to the society's accounts. An excellent copy of this timely work.

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        Two autograph letters signed to [James] Marshall.

      1857 - Sedgwick, Adam (1785-1873). Two autograph letters signed to [James] Marshall. Dent [Yorkshire], Oct. 7, 1857; Trinity College [Cambridge], Oct. 31, 1857. 8pp. total. 186 x 113 mm. Light soiling along folds, but very good.Letters with excellent scientific content from one of the founders of modern geology. Sedgwick was responsible for defining the Devonian and Cambrian ages in the geological time scale, and his immensely popular lecture courses on geology, delivered annually at Cambridge between 1819 and 1870, had an enormous influence on succeeding generations of English geologists. One of his students was Charles Darwin, who began attending Sedgwick's lectures in January 1831 and accompanied Sedgwick on a geological field tour of Wales the following summer. The two men remained friends until Sedgwick's death, even though Sedgwick was never able to accept Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.IIn his Oct. 7 letter to Marshall, Sedgwick discusses the geological researches he was then undertaking in England's Lake District:"I mean D.V. to work my way to Ulverston; & on Saturday or possibly Monday to transfer my head quarters to Broughton. I want to connect our work in all quarries on the east side of the road, with the great open quarries in the Ireleth country; which we failed to do. The beds in the great open quarries strike very differently from those you & I saw; yet the strike of the cleavage (?) is unchanged in direction & from end to end almost perpendicular--I think it highly probable that the bed between the Ireleth slate & the Ulverston estuary are nearly all from the flag or flag & grit--And I suspect that some hard gritty ridges I remember to have seen in a part of Cartmell Fell, are but a repetition (by enormous fault) of the Comiston grits. . . ." Sedgwick also notes his intention to "hear Dr. Livingstone's evening lecture"; this is a reference to David Livingstone (1813-73), famous for his exploration of Africa. Sedgwick later provided a preface to Dr. Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures (1858).In his Oct. 31 letter, Sedgwick touches on his precarious health--"On Monday I ought to have begun my course of lectures but on that day I had a severe relapse of vertigo & was obliged to put off my lectures until Friday (yesterday)"--and continues his discussion of his work:"All the rocks from the Ireleth country to the Comiston Ulverston sands are Comiston flag--But in our final traverse we found the hard Comiston grits in the hills S. W. of Penny Bridge--just where they ought to be--I think there is an enormous break down the valley meeting the complicated faults (which come down from the hill a little North of Seathwaite) at an angle.--In short the country from Ireleth Moor inclusive, to the Sand of Ulverston, has had a shove southwards of about five miles!"The recipient of these letters, James Marshall, was an amateur geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society. A friend of both Sedgwick and John Herschel, Marshall was "a keen advocate of scientific education" (Briggs, Victorian Cities [1993], p. 161). Olroyd, Earth, Water, Ice and Fire (2002), p. 20. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The English Bread Book For Domestic Use

      Longman, brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts. 1857 - vi, 204pp and 24 pages of adverts at rear. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt design of wheat sheafs and text on cover. Slight scattering of foxing through out, cover has slight wear, otherwise a very clean tight copy. Elizabeth David says that Acton " was the first English writer to go into the minutest detail in her recipes and who first used the concise and uniform system of setting them out which was later adapted by Mrs Beeton.Actons suggests other ingredients such as potato and parsnips to make bread with! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE BALTIC CAMPAIGN OF 1854

      UK. Richard Bentley 1857 - Hardcover, Naval campaign in the Baltic, Half Leather, has been rebound at sometime, new endpapers, red boards, page edges may have been trimmed slightly, a very nice clean copy, owners names, 622 pages plus XLVl preface pages etc, very slight rubs to boards, Very Good plus Condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antike Ruinen im Hintergrund die römische Kampagna. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1857.. Datiert "Rom den 7.ten Mai 1857" und bezeichnet "Torre ("...")ave" 20,2 x 57,8 cm. Auf festem Velin.. Papperitz fertigt eine als weites Panorama angelegte Zeichnung. Im Mittelgrund ragen Ruinen in der Ebene auf. Der Betrachter schaut von einem etwas in der Ferne liegenden und erhöhten Standpunkt auf die sich vor ihm ausbreitende reizvolle Landschaftsstudie. - Oberer Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Kleinere Braunfleckchen im Rand, an den Seitenrändern teilweise etwas stärker. Ein winzige Kratzspur im Unterrand, außerhalb der Darstellung. Ganz schwache, nicht störende Knickspuren.

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        Manuscript bill of sale for "five Certain Negro men" (Ned, Davy, Temple, Lamb, and Tony) for $6550 from Bolton, Dickson & Co to George Wadill in Vicksburg March 13, 1857

      Vicksburg, [Mississippi], march 13th, 1857 - " - rec'd from George Waddill six thousand five hundred and fifty Dollars .The purcahse mony (sic) for five Certain negro men, to wit: Ned aged about 25 years old, Davy about 27 years, Temple aged about 24 years, Lamb aged 28 or 30 years & Tony aged about 23 or 24 year old - We also warrant all the above described negroes sound and healthy in body and mind and slaves for life. Bolton Dickson & Co." George C. Waddill lived in Miliken's Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana, about 15 miles northwest of Vicksburg. In the Civil War he helped raise the 4th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, joined as a Captain and was promorted to Major. He had serving under him Dr. Henry Wirz, another resident of Miliken's Bend, and Major Waddill was responsible for assigning him to duty at the infamous Andersonville Prison. (Wirz was court-martialled and hanged for his action as Comandant there.) Bolton, Dickson & Co. was the largest slave trading firm in the country with markets in Memphis, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Charleston and Richmond, among others (SLAVERY) 7-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches. . Old folds, one with minor loss

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        EMPLEO, GRADOS Y CONDECORACIONES DE D. MANUEL CASSOLA Y FERNANDEZ, de septiembre de 1857, reinando Isabel II, a noviembre de 1876, reinado Alfonso XII. Junto con carta manuscrita, despachos y haberes. ESQUELA de honras fúnebres celebradas en Murcia.

      Madrid 1857 - 12 diplomas impresos en fol. cumplimentados a mano, firmados, 1 con sello en seco, 1 carta ms (2h 2''5x12'8), 5 despachos, 1 telegrama, 19 recibos de caja firmados y esquela impresa de 3h (doblada por la mitad) de 43x32 cms, con poemas y hª servicios. - Manuel Cassola (Hellín, 1838-1890), distinguidísimo militar que llegó a teniente general y que fue ministro de la Guerra en 1887 con Sagasta. Diplomas firmados por Rafael Mayalde, Serrano, Prim, Fernández de Córdova y Francisco de Ceballos. 1857-1890

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        Odes Funambulesques

      Alençon, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise 1857 - Livre épuisé 18 x 12 cm, demi maroquin vert émeraude à coins, dos à cinq nerfs et cinq fleurons, date en pied, tête dorée, couv. et dos cons., (Laurenchet), xx pp., 243 pp. Publié la même année que "Les Fleurs du Mal", "ce chef-d'oeuvre typographique de l'éditeur-imprimeur Auguste Poulet-Malassis est rare et recherché." (Clouzot). "Le meilleur et le plus recherché des recueils de Banville." (Clouzot). Réf. bibliographiques : Clouzot, 33. Carteret I, 94. Oberlé, Poulet-Malassis, 156. Condition : Edition originale, impression en deux couleurs, rouge et noir, frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Bracquemond (dans le 5e état, comme toujours), complet de la page dépliante de musique, "La chanson de Catinette" a été remplacée en p. 41 par "Méditation poétique et littéraire" comme le plus souvent, couv. ill. deux couleurs conservée. Parfait état. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswerthesten und merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der gantzen Erde. Redaction & Text von Friedrich Hofmannn. Band 19.

      - Hildburghausen und New York, Bibliographischen Institut, 1857.Oblong 8vo. Contemporary half calf. With steelengraved title-page and 46 (of 48) steel-engraved views.* Fine views of Paris, München, Dresden, Mount Jefferson, Mississippi, Missouri, Hudson, New York, Boston, Washington, Cuba, Jerusalem, etc. - (Few blank margins sl. waterstained)Andres p.169.

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        DIZIONARIO DI IGIENE PUBBLICA E DI POLIZIA SANITARIA ad uso dei medici e dei magistrati dell'Ordine Amministrativo.:

      Favale, 1857-1860, Torino - (Codice DT0851) Repertorio alfabetico completo in 4 grandi volumi in 8° (23,5 cm) XXIV-1140, 996, 1036, 1160 pp. Prima edizione e unica edizione, Cfr. Paleari-Henssler, Bibliografia Latino-Italiana di Gastronomia, I/309. Curiosissime e dettagliate notizie relative alle condizioni e abitudini di vita in Italia alla metà dell'800: cibi e alimentazione, commerci, abbigliamento, abitazioni, medicamenti, produzioni industriali ecc. ecc. Completo con una tavola ripiegata a colori. Quattro bellissime legature d'amatore uniformi in mezza pelle, tasselli e fregi oro, piatti marmorizzati, brossure originali conservate. Splendido esemplare da grande bibliofilo. Euro 520 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1857 - Original yellow illustrated wrappers, in the original twenty-four monthly parts (November 1857-October 1859), bound in hardcover. First edition, as descriped by Van Duzer, except the slip for Byron's works not present in no. 14, the 20 pp of inserted ads "Grace Aguilar's Works" in no. 24 are not present. The last leaf of inserted ads in no. 10 is partly defective. Illustrated with engraved plates and small woodcuts by the author. In a blue cloth covered four fold wrapper and slipcase. Four-fold wrapper has leather title label on spine, label is chipped and worn, but readable, and spine is faded. Slipcase is worn a little at corners, but generally in very good shape. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WORKS: comprising: Farina: A Legend of Cologne. London, 1857; The Ordeal of Richard Feverel. London, 1859. 3 volumes; Evan Harrington. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1861. 3 volumes; Emilia in England. London, 1864. 3 volumes; Rhoda Fleming. London, 1865. 3 volumes; Vittoria. London, 1867. 3 volumes; The Adventures of Harry Richmond. London, 1871. 3 volumes; Beauchamp's Career. London, 1876. 3 volumes; The Egoist. London, 1879. 3 volumes; The Amazing Marriage. 2 vols., 1892; Jump to Glory Jane, London, 1892 and many others

      London, vd [1857-1892]. First Editions. 30 works in 56 Volumes vols., 8vo. . Bound in full green morocco, t. e.g., with many original covers bound in at the back, by Birdsall London and Northampton. All fine, one of two binding slightly rubbed . An amazing assemblage of the works of one of England's major 19th century novelists all in magnificent full green morocco bindings with the original covers bound in at the back. We have never had such a complete collection. Sadleir (pp. 380-381) says; "Few Victorian fictions are more seldom sen than Numbers 1 to 4 below." 1. Rhoda Fleming. 2. Farina-Harry Richmoond. 3. Evan Harringtonn. 4. Richard Feverel. All are present here 1.The Shaving of Shagpat. An Arabian Entertainment. London, Chapman and Hall, 1856. 384 pp. Original cloth bound in at end. First Edition. 2. Farina: A Legend of Cologne. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. 244 pp. First Edition. 3. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel. A History of Father and Son. In Three Volumes. London, Chapman and Hall, 1859. First Edition. Original cloth bound in at end. 4. Evan Harrington.In Three Volumes. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1861. First Edition. Original cloth bound in 5. Emilia in England. In Three Volumes. London, Chapman and Hall, 1864. First Edition. Original cloth bound in. (republished as Sandra Belloni in 1887) 6. Rhoda Fleming. A Story. In Three Volumes. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1865. First Edition. With original cloth bound in 7. Vittoria. London, 1867. 3 volumes. First Edition. Original cloth bound in

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        Colonies and Colonization. A Lecture... [with] A Letter to His Excellency Colonel Thomas Gore Browne

      Auckland: Phillip Kunst, 1857. Two octavo pamphlets, 27 & 28 pp. respectively; both in excellent condition, stitch-sewn as issued, housed in a red quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Two rare Busby pamphlets. Two separately-issued pamphlets in fine original condition. Any works by Busby are of course of some significance, and these New Zealand printed works are known to be quite scarce. James Busby emigrated to New South Wales in 1824 where he pioneered Australian winemaking and published three detailed treatises on the subject. Increasing contact between Europeans and Maoris during the 1820s led to a spate of violence and lawlessness, and Busby was dispatched to New Zealand as the Official Resident in April 1833 with instructions to report to Sir Richard Bourke, the Governor of New South Wales. His duties included protecting lawful British settlers, detaining escaped convicts and curbing abuse of the Maori by Europeans. Through his early and dedicated involvement, Busby became a key figure in the early government in New Zealand. The first and perhaps more interesting work is a lecture Busby delivered in Auckland on the future of New Zealand. In the lecture, Busby openly draws on his earlier experience in New South Wales, discussing for example the importation of sheep, the growing of hops (not grapes! Busby even notes that he himself grew a small plantation of hops in Sydney 30 years earlier), the importance of flax, the "floating palaces" on board which new emigrants sail, and the sale of land. The second prints Busby's quasi-official thoughts on "responsible government" addressed to the serving Governor, and with broad-ranging notice of Wakefield, George Grey, Gladstone and the Bank of New South Wales.

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        Traite des degenerescences physiques, intellectuels et morales de l'espece humaine. Text and atlas

      Bailliere, Paris 1857 - Morel, Bénédict Augustin (1809-73). Traité des dégénérescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l'espèce humaine. Text and atlas. xix, 700pp. (text); 23pp., 12 lithograph plates. Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857. 210 x 133 mm. (text); 306 x 220 mm. (atlas). Text bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, slightly worn; atlas in quarter calf, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, spine a little worn, small splits in lower hinges mended. Text volume a bit toned, otherwise very good.First Edition, complete with the atlas, often not found with the text. "The main support for the theory of mental illness as regression, which dominated psychiatric practice for several decades. Morel described and illustrated the nature, causes and signs of human degeneration. He focused on physical signs but also included various intellectual and moral deviations. This led to the classification of criminals and geniuses as types of degenerates or deviates along with the insane and neurotic. Morel emphasized the hereditary factor and his work helped bring about a de-emphasis on therapeutic work in the psychiatry of his time. The atlas reproduces by lithography some of the earliest photographs of the insane" (Garrison-Morton 4933.1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life of George Washington

      New York, G. P. Putnam & Co.,, 1857–9. 5 volumes, large octavo (265 × 176 mm) Finely bound c.1900 in crimson crushed morocco by Affolter, titles gilt to spines, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments, French fillet gilt to the boards, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. 118 engraved plates and maps, numerous wood-cut illustrations to the text, extra illustrated with 130 etched, lithographed and photographic plates, some of them eighteenth-century. Bookplates of James W. Ellsworth, coal-mining magnate, banker and numismatist to the front pastedowns, subsequent plate of M. & J. Moore, and book label of Abel E. Berland to the front free endpapers. Three bookplates to front pastedowns and endpapers in each volume, light restoration to endpapers and front fly-leaf, minor repair to hinges, overall a handsome set in excellent condition. First illustrated edition, "issued in [68] semi-monthly paper-covered parts." (BAL) Dates on the typographical and engraved half-titles vary from the listing provided by Blanck; "The publication history of this work is involved." Sabin suggests that "to meet the wishes of the "Illustrators", one hundred and ten copies were put forth" with portraits and plates, it can be presumed that by this he means Grangerizers and this set has been extensively extra-illustrated by the addition of numerous eighteenth- and nineteenth-century plates and portraits. Irving had begun work on this biography of his namesake - "the stupendous life of Washington …this boyhood impulse" (DAB) - in 1825, but completed the last volume just months before his death, it has always been "a popular book; being Irving it could not be otherwise." (Sabin) An attractive set.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de L'OCÉANIE PRÉSENTANT LES GRANDES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES, LA DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE DES VÉGÉTAUX ET DES MINÉRAUX les ports de commerce en les possessions coloniales des Européens. A new illustrated map of Oceania indicating the substantial physical divisions, the Geographic distribution of vegetables and minerals. The ports of commerce and European colonies. .

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE. 1857 - Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Size: 84.5 x 59.5 cm. Very good condition; slight tear in the bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. An interesting view of Oceania from industrial perspective, with numerous decorative embellishments. There is statistical information about the islands on either side of the map with 14 attractive vignettes depicting native inhabitants, fauna, and flora, as well as customs, religious beliefs and industry native to each area. These include islands in Dutch, Spanish, English and French possession as well as independent regions. There are also images of a few plants and fruits of Oceania, which could be of commercial interest, in down corner inserts. The actual map has forts, ports and mines marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle.

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        Amérique du Nord.

      Paris, Armand Le Chevalier, 1857. Lithographed map, coloured, 60 x 84 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 37. Géographie moderne, pl. 28. KEYWORDS:united states / north america

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        The Life of Charlotte Bronte. Two Volumes.

      Smith, Elder & co.,, London: 1857 - First edition. One-half maroon morocco by Bayntun simply titled in gilt and with central floral device to remaining compartments and with original cloth bound in at rear. Spines very slightly faded, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior Volume I Only

      Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washinigton D.C. 1857 - Foxing on title page. Foxing on pages in front and throughout. This book is from the library of the McClure Working Men's Institute from Decatur Ind. One map is torn--almost whole way but rest are attached. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Vol.I.

      A.O.P Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1857, - EMORY, William H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, made under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Volume I. [Parts I and II]. Senate. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Ex.Doc. No.108. Washington : A.O.P Nicholson, Printer, 1857. Pp [i]-[xvi],[1]-258,frontis.+ 40 plates (steel engravings) + map + 3 fldg.plans/maps/tables + 5 of 12 colour plates; [i]-viii,[1]-174,+ 21 plates (steel engravings). 4to, rebacked with original blindstamped cloth boards and spine laid on. Part I consists of a description of the country of the boundary area. Part II consists of Geological Reports of C.C. Parry and Arthur Schott; Notes by W.H. Emory; Palaeontology and Geology of the Boundary by James Hall; Description of Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils by T.A. Conrad. Foxing and soiling to endpapers and some plates, else a very good copy. Lacking 7 of the 12 coloured plates and the map from Pat II. 1,000.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, And a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London: John Murray, 1857. First edition. First Issue. Folding engraved coloured frontispiece, 44 black and white illustrations, 2 maps. 8vo, attractively bound in full tan calf, gilt tooled edges, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, red morocco lettering label, marbled end papers and edges. x, 687 pp. A handsome copy, slight foxing on some pages, binding very well preserved with light age-wear, overall, quite bright and clean throughout. SCARCE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL BOOKS ON THE EXPLORATION OF AFRICA. This is the account of Livingstone&#146;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 by one of the greatest explorer/missionaries of all time.<br> "...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, if not the greatest, of the eminent Victorians, both in his achievement and in his influence." - George Myrtle<br> This is a very pleasing copy of the rare first issue with coloured frontispiece

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        Missionary Travels

      nbsp;London -John Murray 1857 - A very beautiful copy of one of the most famous exploration books in history, by the medical missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. First editionCollated completeFeaturing two fold out maps to the rear, a frontispiece of David Livingstone, a fold out plate to the front of Victoria Falls, and 47 illustrations in total. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, European maps of Africa were still largely blank. Yet, over the course of the latter half of the century in particular, these empty spaces were gradually filled in as a host of European explorers sought to shine light on the 'dark continent'. The motivations of these explorers were diverse, with exploration being associated, often simultaneously, with science, literature, religion, commerce and empire. Many would become famous and a few infamous as a result of their endeavours abroad. David Livingstone stands out as the most famous of all those nineteenth-century explorers that ventured into Africa. It is also no coincidence that Livingstone's first published narrative was one of the nineteenth century's best selling books. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa of 1857 created Livingstone's reputation as a heroic-explorer who made contributions to geography, medicine and science, the abolition of the slave trade, missionary endeavours as well as a whole range of other causes. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with only very minor rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with only the odd mark to pages and spotting to the first few pages. Alsowith a copperplate inscription to the titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years&#39; residence in the interior of Africa

      London: John Murray, 1857. Large octavo, engraved portrait and 23 plates (including folding frontispiece view), two folding maps by Arrowsmith (one in pocket at rear), numerous wood engraved illustrations through the text; a very good copy in original brown cloth. Unequalled contribution to African geography. The most famous account of African exploration, recording three years spent in the wilderness between 1853-1856. &#39;Livingstone, one of the great characters of the nineteenth century, embodying all the virtues of the Victorian age, is often remembered more for his qualities as a man than for his achievements as an explorer. Born with no social advantages, it was his courage and boldness of conception, his deep religious feelings and his great powers of endurance that carried him through the trials and hardships of a dedicated life and eventually gained him the honour of burial in Westminster Abbey&#39; ({i Printing and the Mind of Man}, 341). This is a later issue of the first edition, well preserved in the original publisher&#39;s cloth with chalked endpapers and folding Arrowsmith map in a sleeve at the rear.

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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

      John Murray, London 1857 - 1 Vol. de IX-(3)-687-(1)-(6) pp. Encadernação editorial um pouco cansada, Frontispicio com litografia desdobrável das Cataratas Victoria, retrato de Livingstone e 45 ilustrações a preto e branco, 3 mapas desdobráveis das rotas de Livingstone entre 1849 e 1856 baseadas nas suas observações astronómicas. Primeira edição desta famosa obra de exploração e viagens. In 4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States, and the opinions of the judges thereof, in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford : December term, 1856

      Washington, D.C. : C. Wendell, printer, 1857-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Fine modern leather. Black leather spine label, gilt ruled. Clean, unmarked pages. Perforated library stamp on title and first page. Title page has some loss to gutter, professionally restored. Marginal loss to final page and bottom edge. No loss of text. No wrappers present. Howes S218; Sabin 33240. 1st edition. One of two 1857 printings. "This case was brought up by writ of error, from the Circuit court of the United States for the district of Missouri. It was an action of trespass vi et armis instituted in the Circuit court by Scott against Sandford." 3 p.The points considered in the Supreme court were: Negro citizenship, jurisdiction of the Circuit court and the Missouri compromise act.

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa;: Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa

      John Murray, London 1857 - B0061MX3BY 1857, half leather bound, front upper 1/3 repair of spine,have of frontis engraved page missing, otherwise fair condition and complete with maps, 1857complete with maps Livingstone, David (1813-1873) African explorer and doctor, from Blantyre, Scotland. He attended medical lectures at Charing Cross Hospital and became a licentiate in medicine. His first journey to Africa was in 1841, which lasted 15 years. On his return he published Missionary Travels in 1857 giving the first illustration of the tse-tse fly 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      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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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL MEDINAH AND MECAH (2nd Edition)

      Longman, Brown, Green 1857 - A very good plus to near fine two volumes in original bindings. 2nd Edition with two additional appendices and alterations from the first ed. of 1855-56. Includes five chromolithographs, eight tinted lithotints. One folding map in excellent condition, three plans, two folding. Light edgewear and rubbing to corners with chips and small tears to top and bottom of spine. Bookplate removed at one time to volume one. Endpapers are cracked on both volumes, but are still attached. Archival repair has been used to mend tears to front free endpapper. Copies are very tight. Otherwise, a very nice set in this the scarce original bindings. = WE SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. = WE HAVE BEEN SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 32 YEARS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aurora Leigh

      Chapman and Hall, 1857 - Small stain to upper cover, otherwise a very nice copy. With the armorial bookplate, shelf-label and marks of Nathaniel Barton Wise pp.90-91; Barnes A11; Tinker 402 Described by the author as "the most mature of my works, the one into which my highest convictions of work and art have entered". "The poem is full of beauty from the first page to the last. The opening scenes in Italy, the impression of light, of silence, the beautiful Italian mother, the austere father with his open books, the death of the mother, who lies laid out for burial in her red silk dress, the epitaph, &#145;Weep for an infant too young to weep much, when death removed this mother;&#146; Aurora's journey to her father&#146;s old home, her lonely terror of England, the slow yielding of her nature to its silent beauty, her friendship with her cousin, Romany Leigh, their saddening, widening knowledge of the burden and sorrow of the life around, and the way this knowledge influences both their fates, all is described with that irresistible fervour which is the translation of the essence of things into words &#150; of their very soul into common life." (DNB). Nineteenth-century vellum, spine gilt with red morocco label. Advertisement leaf and half-title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States, and the opinions of the judges thereof, in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford : December term, 1856

      Washington, D.C. : C. Wendell, printer 1857 - Fine modern leather. Black leather spine label, gilt ruled. Clean, unmarked pages. Perforated library stamp on title and first page. Title page has some loss to gutter, professionally restored. Marginal loss to final page and bottom edge. No loss of text. No wrappers present. Howes S218; Sabin 33240. 1st edition. One of two 1857 printings. "This case was brought up by writ of error, from the Circuit court of the United States for the district of Missouri. It was an action of trespass vi et armis instituted in the Circuit court by Scott against Sandford." 3 p.The points considered in the Supreme court were: Negro citizenship, jurisdiction of the Circuit court and the Missouri compromise act. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Two Year's Cruise off Tierra Del Fuego, The Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate, a Narrative of Life in the Southern Seas,

      London, 1857 - FIRST EDITION, 3 charts, plan and 6 coloured lithograph plates, 2 vols, sm. 8vo, contemporary half calf, green letter-pieces, Sabin 85559, Spence 1141.The appendix contains remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement and a summary of their geological and botanical plants. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Two Year's Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, The Falkland Islands, Patagonia and in the River Plate: A Narrative of Life in the South Seas. 2 volume set

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - xv, 376pp; vii, 368pp. 3 folding charts and plans and 6 chromolithographed plates. The author was the captain of the vessel 'Allen Gardiner' and recounts his experiences of working for the Patagonian Missionary Society. In addition to the contents on the Falkland Islands, the appendix to volume II contains further details including a section entitled 'Remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement'. Also 'Summary of Geological, Botanical, and other Notes, Falkland Islands'. G : in Good condition in original cloth. Cover lightly bumped. Slight darkening to page ends and browning to frontis plate of volume II. Half title missing from volume II. Ex-lib. - Cruising Association. Bookplates and gilt stamp on upper covers and number on spines Blue embossed hardback cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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