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        Caravan Journeys And Wanderings In Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, And Beloochistan; With Historical Notices Of The Countries Lying Between Russia And India.

      London: John Murray, 1857. - 8vo. pp. xxii, [1 leaf]list of illus. 534, [1 leaf]errata. large folding engraved map & 3 wood-engraved plates. An attractive copy in contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt. Second Edition. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript By Capt. William Jesse and edited By H.D. Seymour. Ferrier had been recruited to organize and drill the Persian army, but his opposition to Russian interests in Persia led to his dismissal. "In Afghanistan he started from Herat for India, intending to travel through Balkh and Kabul, but, being unable to do this, had passed through the Hazara country to the west of Kabul, and had reached Ghur. He was sent back from Ghur, but had at least the satisfaction of exploring an entirely unknown region of Afghanistan." (Baker, A History of Geographical Discovery and Exploration, p. 258). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        The Cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits

      London: Bell & Daldy. 1857. With illustrations. First edition. [iv], 114, [2]pp, [24]pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857), wood-engraved frontis and additional title, 8 other wood-engraved plates after the author's sketches. Original morocco-grained blue cloth, the spine slightly darkened and the extremities a trifle rubbed, lower front corner a little bumped. A very good clean copy. ***Ferguson 13424. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth . . . With an Account of the Emperor's Life after his Abdication.

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1857. - William Robertson's History of Charles the Fifth, with an afterward by William Hickling Prescott. From the library of Edith Wharton, with her Pavillon Colombe bookplate, designed by D. B. Updike, on the front paste-downs. ¦ Edith Wharton left her library to be divided between Wiliam Tyler and Kenneth Clark, in trust for his son Colin. The Colin Clark portion is now at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Mass; the Tyler portion was destroyed in the bombing of London in 1940. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary brown quarter calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait. BAL 16362 (Prescott). Edges a little rubbed; very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY AT BOLARUM IN SEPTEMBER 1855. For the information of Brigadier Colin Mackenzie's family and private friends ; drawn up, from memoranda taken at the time, by an eye-witness. Bound with: THE CRISIS IN INDIA

      Edinburgh, Printed by Murray and Gibb, 1857.. FIRST EDITION 1857, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 62 pages, bound in half brown morocco over marbled sides, raised bands and gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 10 mm (½") chip at top of lower hinge repaired, 60 mm (2½") light brown stain on title page (see image), otherwise contents clean. The author has inscribed the title page: "COUNT ZAMOYSKI (Famous Polish Family) with kind regards from BRIGADIER MACKENZIE". Bound with: THE CRISIS IN INDIA: Its Causes and Proposed Remedies. By a Military Officer of 32 years' experience in India (signing himself Caubulee), second edition with six additional letters. London, Richard Bentley, 1857, pages: (2), vii, (1), 7-111, half-title present, page numbering slightly erratic, no pages missing. Contents clean. A series of letters on the disasters occuring in India in the middle of the century, first published in The Times. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Performed in the Years 1852, 1853 And 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, By Order of the Government of the United States

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1857 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. Includes very rare suppressed bathing scene plate! xviii + 537 pp. 91 plates, most tinted, one full color. Several maps, including fold-out maps. Leather scuffed and wear in corners and along edges. T.e.g. Pages and plates generally clean. Crack in hinge between pp. iv and v. Otherwise tight. Overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de L'ITALIE

      Paris., 1857. A new illustrated map of Italy presenting divisions of provinces, the substantial physical divisions, and the Geographic distribution of cultivated plants. Industrial towns, the major active mines, railways and routes of canals. Size: 600 x 845 mm. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition An interesting view of Italy from a commercial and industrial perspective with numerous decorative embellishments. There is statistical information about various parts of Italy on the top and bottom of the map with 8 attractive vignettes depicting fauna, flora, natural treasures, as well as Italian landscapes and architecture of different regions. These include Italy in general, Lombardy, regions of Parma, Modena, Tuscany, Vatican, region of Naples, and St. Marin. 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, which this map is a taken.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris., 1857. A new illustrated map of the European Turkey and Greece presenting the physical and political divisions, the geographic distribution of vegetables and minerals. The industrial towns, commercial ports, geographical distribution of cultivated plants and the major active mines. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition; a slight tear in the left centrefold. Size: 59.5 x 84 cm. An interesting view of the Balkans from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about all the countries that were incorporated into the Turkish Empire on the top and bottom of the map with 12 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each country. These include Bosnia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Moldavia, Montenegro and Greece among others. The actual map has forts, ports and distribution of vegetables and minerals 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, which this map is a part of.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Garies and Their Friends

      London: G. Routledge & Co.. 1857. First. First edition. Dark blue publisher's cloth. vi, [2], 392pp. (Also issued simultaneously in a yellowback edition, with a different pagination). Introductory preface by Mrs. Harriet B. Stowe. Modest wear to the bottom of the spine, corners a little bumped, paper over rear hinge just a bit started, a handsome, very good plus copy. Housed in a custom clamshell case. The Garies and Their Friends is the second novel by an African-American, after William Wells Brown's Clotel; or, The President's Daughter, and the first to chronicle the experience of free blacks in the pre-Civil War northeast. Scholars also consider it the first American novel to deal with race relations and colorphobia in the urban north. A family consisting of a white southern man, his mulatto wife (who is a freed slave), and their children migrate from Georgia to the North. According to Maxwell Whiteman (A Century of Fiction by American Negros 1853-1952), it "takes place in Philadelphia prior to the Civil War and concerns itself with race prejudice, violence and miscegenation." Apparently the race riot scenes were particularly impressive to contemporary readers. Although this novel has become required or suggested reading in many African-American literature courses, the first edition has become an exceptional rarity. One of only two copies we've ever seen, and the only one in original cloth. No copies of the first cloth and yellowback editions have been at auction for at least the past 25 years. OCLC locates eight copies of this edition. BAL 19392. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      David Bogue, London 1857 - Finely-bound by M.M. Holloway, London. Covers bordered in gilt chains, French fillets. Elaborate floral designs at corners with swirls and loops , dots and circles just central to the fillets. Central inlaid monogram of owner "F.H.L.". Flower petals of inlaid blue, butterscotch, and red leathers. Spine with six gilt panels, inlaid floral designs, and leather spine label. Inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Ink name on front pastedown, "Frances Howet Loyd" (sic), the obvious owner of the binding. Small book-plate of a later owner as well. Minor rubbing at front hinge. Spine with very minor fading of the leather, slight rub of the label. Corners show minor wear. Pencil notations on verso of front free endpaper, probably from an earlier bookseller. Illustrations by Birket Foster, Harrison Weir, and others. Ornamental headings by Noel Humphreys and Thomas Marquoid. Published by Joseph Cundall with his monogram on the copyright page. Printed by Richard Clay. Quite a lovely binding of this second edition, published in the same year as the first edition. See VBD p.112 and p.150, Gleeson White p.103, McLean, "Joseph Cundall" p.40 and p.82, Cundall, "Birket Foster" p.195. Small Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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      John Murray. London. 1857. Third Edition, Revised, With Additions. The same year as the First edition. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Portrait frontis. Finely bound, by Frost & Co, of Bath, in half tan calf. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt floral wavy role. Compartments decorated with double ruled borders. Within the borders are floral corner decorations and decorative centre pieces. Red and blue labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in a highly attractive fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        An Illustrated Vocabulary, for the use of the Deaf and Dumb. 1857, First Edition. Leather Binding.

      Printed for the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, Old Kent Road,, London 1857 - PAGES: Coloured Frontis, viii, 469. BINDING: Full leather rebacked, with raised bands, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers and all edges gilt. CONDITION: Boards scuffed; old remnance of tape to verso of title page- faintly visible on title page and offsetting to facing page of verso; otherwise a very nice copy. Size: 25.5 X 20.5 Cms. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Ely Books]
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        Works. The Waverley Novels. 50 volumes in full calf.

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1857 - The Household Edition, 50 volumes, 8vo, engraved frontispiece for each volume. Full polished calf, gilt extra backs in six compartments, double gilt lettering pieces, five raised bands, marbled edges & endpapers. Very good complete set with some scuffs, light edge wear, small old paper labels in top panel of each volume, a few volumes with light chipping to head-caps, a few tender joints. Sheet clean, unmarked, complete. H4686 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers]
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        The Roman Wall, and Illustrations of the Principal Vestiges of Roman Occupation in the North of England. Consisting of Plans of the Military Works, the Stations, Camps, Ancient Ways, and other Remains of the Earlier Periods, in the Northern Counties. [bound together with;] The Watling Street. From the Original Surveys made by direction of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland [together with;] Eastern Branch of the Watling Street, in the County of Northumberland, from Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick-upon-Tweed

      London: Printed for Private Distribution [by Standidge,] 1857-64 - 2 volumes, folio (550 × 400 mm). Green pebble-grain half morocco, matching cloth sides, title gilt to spine and to upper board of the first part, to the spine only on the second, gilt rules at spine and corner edges, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, endpapers showing some foxing, light toning, but overall a very good set. Title page and 5 double-sheet maps to each of the three items. First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of the first blank. In 1804 Henry MacLauchlan joined the Royal Corps of Military Surveyors and Draftsmen as a cadet, "He trained as a military surveyor, spending several years in Cork, but along with most other draughtsmen was placed on half pay when the corps disbanded in 1817. In 1823–4 MacLauchlan was employed by the Ordnance Survey in Gloucestershire, south Wales, and Bedfordshire" (ODNB) He continued to work for the OS until his retirement in 1844, when he "returned to Cornwall with the assessionable manors commission, surveying hill forts and linear earthworks By 1848 MacLauchlan was conducting a similar survey of ancient remains in the North Riding of Yorkshire for the keen amateur archaeologist Algernon Percy, Lord Prudhoe, later fourth duke of Northumberland. On its successful completion and publication the duke commissioned MacLauchlan to undertake further field surveys of Watling Street, Hadrian's Wall, the eastern branch of Watling Street, and other remains in Northumberland MacLauchlan recorded with precision details of many ancient monuments, some of which have since been destroyed. His work was accorded little recognition until the 1950s and 1960s, but later scholars working on Roman and prehistoric remains in the north of England freely acknowledge their debt to his draughtsmanship and accuracy." Henry Lawes Long, of Hampton Lodge in Surrey, was a keen antiquary and the author of two publications on the problem of Hannibal's route through the Alps - Hannibal's Passage of the Alps (1830) and The March of Hannibal to from the Rhone to the Alps (1831); a study of Roman remains in the south of England (1836), and A Survey of the Early Geography of Western Europe, as connected with the First Inhabitants of Britain, their Origin, Language, Religious Rites, and Edifices (1859). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Les fleurs animées par J.-J. Grandville. Texte par Alphonse Karr, Taxile Delors et le Comte Foelix, Paris, Martinon s.d. (1857).

      - 2 vol. grand in-8° rel. demi-chagrin rouge, plats de toile chagrinée rouge, dos à nerfs, titre et pièce de tomaison dorés, caissons décorés, petites épidermures et traces de frottement sur les dos, rousseurs éparses souvent concentrées sur le dos des planches et sur les planches, toutes tranches dorées. Tome 1 : 2 f.nchf. + 1 frontispice couleurs + 260 p. + 28 pl. ht en couleurs. Tome 2 : 1 pl. couleurs frontispice + 238 p. (Botanique des dames pp. 111 à 238 + 22 pl. couleurs ht + 2 pl. noir et blanc pour la botanique des dames + 3 f.nchf. (Tables). COMPLET DE SES PLANCHES. tome 2 la planche du Dahlia insérée en début de volume au lieu d'être en regard de la page 12. Bel état d'ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Including . With a memoir of the author. Illustrated by engravings.

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh: 1857 - 1 With a beautiful fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of "Abbotsford" and an oval inset portrait of Sir Walter Scott, signed by Frost with his initials on the outer left margin. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott. Painted by Martin Frost in 1986. Small 8vo. 746, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (with his favorite wolfhound "Maida"), by John Horsburgh after the painting by Sir John Watson Gordon (Scottish painter, 1788-1864), engraved half-title by W. Allan & T. Dobbie, engraved plates. Original full red morocco, tooled in gilt, gilt spine, a.e.g. Ownership inscription of Ellen Davis Browell, October 1859. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet (Three Volumes) Vol. I: From the Apostleship of St. Thomas to the Discover of the Cape of Good Hope. Vol. II From the Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope to the Establishment of the Mantchoo-Tartar Dynasty in China. VolII: From the Establishment of the Mantchoo-Tartar Dynasty in China to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century.

      Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts 1857, 1858, London - Harccovers. 8vos. Three volumes (complete). viii + 422pp (ii adverts) & viii & 406pp. & viii & 420pp. Original blue patterned cloth decorated in blind w/ spine titled in gilt. A fascinating account of the adventures and tribulations of the early Catholic emmissaries and missionaries to China and Tibet. Spine a bit darkened, corners & spine ends a little bruised with just a bit of light fraying, corners and edges bumped, paper lightly browned. Still overall a tight, unmarked better than VG example of this scarce set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Della Città di Napoli dal tempo della sua fondazione sino al presente. Memorie storiche.

      Napoli 1857 - In 8vo; pp.806, 68, 4n.nn. Tavola spieghevole a colori raffigurante la pianta della Città di Napoli. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND , from the Accession of James the Second , IN FOUR VOLUMES

      - London , Longman . Brown . Longman's & Roberts . 1857 - 1858 . Quatre volumes in-8 reliés plein cuir , dos à 5 nerfs richement orné , guirlande sur les platssous deux filets , guirlande sur les coupes , guirlande intérieure , toutes les tranches dorées . Tome I : 1858 , XII + 685 pp / Tome II : 1858 , XIII + 686 pp / Tome III : 1857 , XI + 764 pp / Tome IV : 1857 , XII + 836 pp . Des frottements nombreux sur les nerfs , les mors et aux bords des plats . Très belle dorure des tranches , un ensemble trés décoratif . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barchester Towers

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. - A Remarkably Nice Copy In The Original ClothTROLLOPE, Anthony. Barchester Towers. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857.First edition, first issue (with "tattooed" for "tabooed" on page 269, line 24 in the second volume). Three octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 inches: 196 x 121 mm.) [i-vii]viii, [1]2-305[-308]; [i-iii]iv,[1]2-299[300]; [i-iii]iv, [1]2-321[-324]. No half-titles called for in Vols. ll and lll. Advertisement leaf for The Warden preceding half-title and two pages of publisher's ads at end of vol. 1; One leaf of publisher's advertisements at end of vol. 3; half-title in vol. 1 only, as called for.Publishers first issue binding of original light brown cloth, uniform with The Warden, decoratively panelled in blind on the boards, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Original brick red endpapers with the requisite advertisements on the front and back paste-downs as per the first binding-up of the sheets. Small tear (just over one inch) to the upper margin of the advertisement leaf in vol. 1 for The Warden (not affecting text). The inner hinges on all three volumes have been expertly repaired and the spine ends strengthened (not repaired). A few corners lightly bumped, some with the board just showing through. The spines are very slightly and uniformly faded.Overall, a near fine and remarkably nice copy of this very early and extremely important Trollope novel, the second of the Barsetshire novels, the series which established and defined his early career. Rare in the original cloth, particularly so in the first issue binding. Sotheby's New York sold the Frederick R. Jones; Michael Sadleir; Bradley Martin copy in May 1990 for $18,700. The set was near fine and un-touched -but it was in the 'secondary binding' with 'brown' endpapers, no advertisement for The Warden, and a 24-page publisher's catalog at the end dated October 1860.The second novel in Trollope's Barsetshire series, only his fifth novel overall, and his best known novel. Not all the copies were initially bound up. The earliest ones can be distinguished by the brick-red endpapers and presence of the publisher's ads, all present here. In later issues the advertisement for The Warden in volume one was often excised, and the endpapers were brown. The endpapers in this copy are all brick-red with advertisements for "Books on Natural History, Botany, &c." on the front paste-downs and advertisements for "Works on the Arts, Manufactures, and Architecture" on the rear paste-downs. The rear paste-down of volume 1 on this set bears the binder's ticket of well known firm of Westleys Co., London. Barchester Towers (1857) is the second in the series of novels known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which include The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1861), The Small House at Allington (1864), and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867). Barchester Towers is possibly Trollope's best known work. Among other things it satirizes the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents.Sadleir, Trollope, 5; Wolff 6766: NCBEL III, 882 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Little Dorrit. 2 vols.

      1857 1857 - London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Bound in one later full polished calfbinding, inner and outer borders gilt, spine richly gilt, top edge gilt. All plates slightly foxed. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Bound together with 6 orig. monthly parts (1-5, December 1855-April 1856, and the double-number 19-20, June 1857; all with frontcovers, adds and backcovers). Inserted before frontisp.: a handwritten slip from Henry Sotheran & Co. stating that this copy was bound from the orig. parts, dated August 31, 1884. * Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". Lacking errata slip. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Journal of the Movements and Actions of the 2d Battn Rifle Brigade During The Indian Mutiny. Kept By Frederick Edward Sotheby, Rifle Brigade. An Original Manuscript Journal

      Manuscript Diary 1857 - 25 pages of diary written in black ink covering the period Novemeber 20th 1857 to March 4th 1860. 14 of the facing pages have route details with the dates and number of miles marched each day. 6 of these pages include small neat maps. There is a manuscript title page, the following blank with Sotheby's signature. The last text page is followed by a summary of the Battalion's achievement showing proudly that it marched 1745 miles between Dec 11 1857 & June 27 1859."All Regt Officers walked the whole distance, except one who was lame. All Officers of other Regts I met rode ponies". This is followed by a fold out hand drawn map backed with linen. The journal is written in a contemporary commercial note book bound in stiff card with stamped black paper covers, all edges red, a quantity of unused blanks follwing the map, very minor rubbing and wear, old shelf numbers in red and blue pencil at top margin of title page, internally the paper is clean and fresh. We can find no evidence that this diary has ever been fully researched or copied, let alone printed. Sotheby's medals were sold in December 2002 at DNW in London and most of his papers are in a public collection. This journal has aan armorial bookplate on the front pastedown of the family of Cope [Lt Col Sir Anthony Cope, 13th bart, was a colleague of Sotheby in the Rifle Brigade during the Ashantee campaign later in his career. Sotheby had served in the Crimea and was to serve later in China and Ashanti, retiring with the rank of Major General. During the Mutiny he was a company commander in the 2nd Rifle Brigade. Numerous other officers of the regiment are mentioned in the journal, including company commanders Glyn, Thynne, Fremantle, Dillon, Baillie, Fyers, and Nixon. The journal entries are written in the brief and at times perfunctory way one might expect of a ssrving officer under pressure but they give a very immediate view of events from his position and sometimes provide more information than is printed in standard histories. He shows a high regard for his colleagues in the 7th Hussars who were alongside his battalion for most of the time. Of some of the Irregulars, especially the Sikh CAvalry he holds more disparaging views. He is often frustrated by the failure of the enemy to stand and fight even though they often seem to have "bolted" leaving behind their guns. Numerous officers and some ncos and soldiers are mentioned from his own battalion, the 3rd Rifles, 7th Hussars, Bays, Punjab Rifles, Bengal Fusiliers, 38th Foot, and others. Occasionally there is quite a detailed account of an encounter as is the case of a battle near Chinhute a few miles from Lucknow on June 1st 1858. Here he was serving with a large force under Grant and came upon a force of some 2,000 enemy with 17 gunes. "some of them [the enemy] fought right well. We afterwards counted 900 killed, our own loss about 60 killed. The 3rd Batt did capitally, also the 7 Hussars. I can't say as much for some of the Seikh Cavalry as they refused to charge when led up by some off icers [of] 7 Huss; their oen Chief being killed. It was an awfully hot day & a great many sunstrokes." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY AT BOLARUM IN SEPTEMBER 1855. For the information of Brigadier Colin Mackenzie's family and private friends ; drawn up, from memoranda taken at the time, by an eye - witness. Bound with: THE CRISIS IN INDIA

      Edinburgh, Printed by Murray and Gibb, 1857.FIRST EDITION 1857, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 62 pages, bound in half brown morocco over marbled sides, raised bands and gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 10 mm (½") chip at top of lower hinge repaired, 60 mm (2½") light brown stain on title page (see image), otherwise contents clean. The author has inscribed the title page: "COUNT ZAMOYSKI (Famous Polish Family) with kind regards from BRIGADIER MACKENZIE". Bound with: THE CRISIS IN INDIA: Its Causes and Proposed Remedies. By a Military Officer of 32 years' experience in India (signing himself Caubulee), second edition with six additional letters. London, Richard Bentley, 1857, pages: (2), vii, (1), 7 - 111, half - title present, page numbering slightly erratic, no pages missing. Contents clean. A series of letters on the disasters occuring in India in the middle of the century, first published in The Times. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Chess Monthly

      P Miller & Son and Trubner & Co, New York and London 1857 - v+390 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x6 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards. From the library of James J Barrett. Volume I. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6389) (Hagedorn: 36) First edition. This periodical was edited by Daniel Willard Fiske and Paul Morphy. The Problem Department by E B Cook. This was one of the first magazines published in America. It was started in 1857 and lasted until 1861. It was published at the height of Morphy's popularity and presence. James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine being on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine’s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ‘I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games. Condition: Bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. Old institutional embossed stamp to title, corners bumped and heavily rubbed, hinges rubbed, some occasional pencil notations and checks through out, book plate of Barrett on front end paper and another plate to front pastedown else a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The memoirs of the Duke of Saint Simon on the reign of Louis XIV and the regency.

      Chapman & Hall 1857 - 4 volumes in-12 plein veau nervé.Dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, pièce de tomaison noir, titre et tomaison dorés.Roulette dorée en tête et queue, filets perlés dorés sur nerfs, fleurons doré entre nerfs encadrés de dorures.Date en queue.Doubles filets dorés sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches marbrées.Manque de cuir sur pièces de titre et de tomaison du volume II.Bel Ex-Libris de Hugh Blair sur les 4 volumes.Volume I. 377 pages.My birth and Family, The King's natural children, Death of my father, Prince of Orange, Luxembourg, Quarrels of the Princesses, Harlay, Fénélon, etc. Mme des Ursins, Appointment of the Duke of Berwick.Volume II. 395 pages.An honest courtier, Naval Battle of Malaga, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Death of M. De Duras, etc. Du Mont, A rumour reaches Versailles.Volume III. 390 pages.State of Court at death of Monseigneur, Warnings to the Dauphin and Dauphine, Certainty of poison, etc. Death of Duchesse de Lisdiguières, Personal appearence of the Czar.Volume IV ( et denier ). 419 pages.Courson in Languedoc, Policy and Scheme of Alberoni, etc.Lausun regrets his former favour, Health of the Regent.Très bel exemplaire, très frais dans une reliure de grande qualité malgré l'accros au dos du Volume II. angleterre. histoire. saint-simon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barchester Towers

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (with "tattooed" for "tabooed" on page 269, line 24 in Volume II) in three Volumes, rebound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, spines lined, lettered, and dated in gilt, boards lined in gilt, and the top edge of each closed page block gilded as well, showing some edge rubbing to each Volume - particularly to the leading edges of Volumes I and III, complete with the half-title to Volume I (no half-title is called for in Volumes II and III) and bound without the advertisement of "The Warden" at the front of, and without single leaf of Publisher's advertisements at the rear of, Volume I. (Sadleir mentions that some copies contain a 32 page catalogue at the end of Volume I and that some copies were bound without such a catalogue -- this copy has no such catalogue.) "Barchester Towers" is Trollope's fifth book and the second title in his famed Barchester series of six books [The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1861), The Small House at Allington (1864), and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)]. Set in Trollope's fictional town of Barchester, itself lying within his fictional Barsetshire, the novel provides a delightful satire of clerical life. Of the novel, Trollope wrote in his Autobiography: "In the writing of Barchester Towers I took great delight. The Bishop and Mrs. Proudie were very real to me, as were also the troubles of the archdeacon and the loves of Mr. Slope." Walpole said of the work: " remains as perhaps the [in italics] type of novel of all the Trollope family. It is the one book of them all that you would give to someone who said to you, 'Now what is Trollope really like [in italics]? What is [in italics] the point about Trollope?' This book introduces and exults over one of the greatest figures in the Barsetshire Chronicles - Mrs. Proudie....The one eternally attractive - the theme of the bitter bit, the bully bullied, the war between tyrants." A Very Good copy of the first edition of one of Trollope's most important and lasting novels.

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        Theorie der idealen Primfaktoren der complexen Zahlen, welche aus den Wurzeln der Gleichung n = 1 gebildet sind, wenn n eine zusammengesetzte Zahl ist

      Berlin, 1857. First Edition. Wrappers. Very good. First Edition. Wrappers. 4to (290 × 235 mm), pp. 47, [1]; spotting to title-page and occasionally to edges, otherwise a bright, clean text; unopened; very good in plain brown wrappers.

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        The Fairy Family: A series of Ballas & Metrical Tales illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - First Edition. 8vo, original blindstamped green cloth, with spine lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page, and wood-engraved tailpiece, all by Edward Burne-Jones, constituting his first book appearance. Spine ends very slightly bumped, spine faded to brown. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, front free endpaper, frontispiece and engraved title page loose but could be easily glued back, otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sectional Map of the Territory of Kansas Compiled from the Field Notes in the Surveyor General's Office Published by John Halsall

      St. Louis: John Halsall, 1857. A RARE POCKET MAP OF KANSAS CREATED AT A CRITICAL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE TERRITORY Hand colored lithograph with ornate border 25 1/2" x 21" Folded into pocket covers, original brown cloth, "Sectional Map of Kansas J. H. Colton & Co. New-York" lettered in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower cover. As it reads in the lower right: The above Map is correct, So far as the field notes have been reported to this Office. Surveyor Generals Office 1856 Robt. L. Ream Chief Clerk, Surveyor Genls. Office. St. Louis, 1857. This map shows the creeping development that was intruding into eastern Kansas at the time. Although showing only roughly the eastern third of the Territory east of the principal meridian, considerable development is already taking place in the southeast quadrant along the Missouri River, with lesser development spreading out west of there along the Kansas River. Shown are platted townships, existing towns, roads, streams, military posts (including Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, etc.), and several fairly large Native American reservations and land (e.g., Cherokee, Ottawa, Shawnee, etc.), "Santa Fee Road," "Fort Laramie Road," etc. Kansas City, Kansas, does not yet exist.. Book.

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        Aurora Leigh

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1857 First edition. Publisher's green cloth, with decorative vine and floral border stamped to the boards in blind, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Very good or better, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, bright spine gilt, spine cracked and secure inside the rear cover, otherwise sturdy spine and solid binding, former owners' bookplates to the front endpapers, lacking the half-title, former owner's inscription to the verso of the title page, bright and fresh pages. Overall, a tight and clean copy, free of any repairs or restorations. Housed in a custom red slipcase with maroon morocco spine, with matching chemise. Widely considered Browning's masterpiece, Aurora Leigh is an epic poem written in blank verse and organized into nine books. The poem tells the story of Aurora Leigh, an orphan and aspiring poet, who rejects her cousin Romney's marriage proposal and moves to London as a single woman in order to purse her dreams of becoming a poet. After she succeeds in establishing herself as a talented poet and he is humbled by a series of misfortunes, Aurora and Romney find themselves in a more balanced relationship and decide to finally get married. One of the first full-length portraits of a female writer in English literature, Aurora Leigh challenges the Victorian disbelief in the importance of educating women and their potential to success in the arts. Notably, while Aurora Leigh focuses on the upper-class woman's unequal opportunities, Browning also addresses the plight of the lower-class woman in the character Marian Erle, who has even fewer opportunities than Aurora Leigh and receives, overall, much more abuse from contemporary society. Although Browning drew her inspiration from multiple sources, Aurora Leigh's relationship with Romney bears some resemblance to her own relationship with her husband, poet Robert Browning, who, while an established poet in his own right, never quite achieved the same level of success as his wife.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Australien entuorfen und gezeichnet von C.F. Weiland

      1857 - Weimar, 1823. Original outline colour. 490 x 630mm. Australasia, extending to Japan and the Sandwich Islands Australia showing the divisions of De Witts Land, Carpentaria Land, Nuyts Land, Lowin Land, Van Diemens Land, Edels Land, Eendrachts Land, Arnheims Land, Flinders Land. Sydney is still called Port Jackson.

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        Nebraska and Kansas

      New York: Joseph Colton, 1857. J.H. COLTON'S MAP OF NEBRASKA AND KANSAS SHOWING THE GADSDEN PURCHASE OF 1854 Lithograph with watercolor wash Paper size: 31" x 23" Framed size: 40" x 32" This decorative map is representative of the maps prepared by the Colton firm of New York City, a rival of S. Augustus Mitchell. Beginning with large wall maps of the United States, Joseph H. and George W. Colton expanded their operations to include gazetteers and atlases and were a major force in map publishing from 1847 to 1884. Their maps are characterized by borders embellished with interweaving vines. . Book.

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under The direction of the Secretary of the Interior

      Washington: Cornelius Wendel, Printer, 1857. 4to, two volumes in one. Xvi, 259; viii, 174 pp. + 21 plates of conchological engravings at rear, two folding maps and one folding plate, and numerous engravings, some colored. Original black cloth (rebacked preserving the original backstrip). First edition, second issue, 34th Congress, First Session, HED 135. In 1838 Emory joined the army as first lieutenant in the newly formed Corps of Topographical Engineers. He was responsible for the publication of two important maps connected with the annexation treaty: "Hydrological Basin of the Upper Mississippi River, from Astronomical and Barometric Observations and Surveys," published by the U.S. Senate in 1843 and "Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent, Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Engineers for the State Department." These maps, which indicated the area claimed by the United States from Mexico on the basis of expansion of U.S. settlement to Texas and beyond, and a report by Emory, "Memoir to Accompany the Map of Texas," were transmitted, along with the annexation treaty, to the U.S. Senate on 29 April 1844. When war broke out between the United States and Mexico in 1846, Emory was appointed chief engineer officer and acting assistant adjutant general of the Army of the West under Colonel (later Brigadier General) Stephen Watts Kearny. "Emory was in charge of a reconnaissance party that extended Nicollet's observations in St. Louis through fifty-two astronomically determined points of latitude, and of longitude from Greenwich westward to the Pacific Ocean. This was accomplished on a line of march by way of Santa Fe and the Gila River Valley to San Diego, California, from 26 June to 11 December 1846. Emory was present when Santa Fe was taken by the Americans on 18 August, and after the army crossed the Colorado River, Emory saved Kearny's life during the battle of San Pasqual, California.The cartographic work of Emory and his surveying party resulted in a map, "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte [Rio Grande] and Rio Gila" (1847). Prior to this instrumental survey, no point on the surface of the earth between the upper Rio Grande and the Pacific Ocean had been determined with any precision.In 1848 Emory was appointed chief astronomer on the U.S. commission to determine the boundary resulting from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) between the United States and Mexico. Emory began surveying a line from south of San Diego eastward. During this assignment Emory was promoted to major. When the work was completed in January 1857, the United States had gained a route where a railroad, suggested by Emory, was later built--the Southern Pacific" (ANDB). Bennett, page 41; Howes E146; Sabin 22538; Wagner-Camp 291; Wheat Transmississippi 916. Catalogued description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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

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        Italië. Reisherinneringen.

      - Arnhem, J.W. Swaan, [1857]. Richly gilt full morocco. xxviii, 404 pp. All edges gilt. With a full-page tinted lithograph as title page. First edition. Very slight wear on some edges, but an almost fine copy.* Decoration on upper cover identical to the one on lower cover. Reportedly from a 19th century Dutch royal collection, that was sold by Queen Emma (1858-1934) or from her estate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ?Desirous of reading? it, Millard Fillmore asks Hamilton Fish for a copy ?of the Opinions of the Supreme Court in the case of Dred Scott??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Millard Fillmore,? 1p, 5? x 8?, Buffalo, March 28, 1857. To Hon. Hamilton Fish. Integral leaf, docketed on verso, tipped to a card. Fine condition.In full, ?Perceiving that the Senate ordered some extra copies of the Opinions of the Supreme Court in the case of Dred Scott to be printed & being desirous of reading the whole, may I ask the favor of a copy if you have one to spare.?Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri. From 1833-1843, he resided in Illinois (a free state) and in an area of the Louisiana Territory, where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise of 1820. After returning to Missouri, Scott sued unsuccessfully in the Missouri courts for his freedom, claiming that his residence in free territory made him a free man.The Supreme Court decision, Dred Scott v. Sandford, was issued on March 6, 1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, the 7-2 opinion declared that slaves were not citizens of the United States and could no

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      Damascus: Edward Lear, 1857. AN EXCEPTIONAL WATERCOLOR OF DAMACUS BY THE FAMED BRITISH WRITER AND PAINTER EDWARD LEAR Watercolor heightened with white on light brown paper Paper size: 7" x 14 3/4"; framed size: 14 1/2" x 21 7/8" Signed with monogram and dated l.l.: EL/ 1864; inscribed l.r.: Damascus 1857 Edward Lear is best remembered for his books of nonsense and for popularizing the limerick, but he was also a prolific watercolorist, who as a young man earned his livelihood and achieved recognition as an illustrator of birds and animals, and who later pictorially documented his many journeys throughout the Mediterranean and India. . Book.

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        Barn Owl (Tyto alba) `24./ L'Effraie ou la Fressaie. (Buffon) 2/3 nature/ Strix Flammea (Gmelin)/ Europe'

      E. Savary & Cie and Gambert, Janin & Co, Paris & London 1857 - A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' The slow, gentle, silent, gliding and swooping flight of the Barn Owl at dusk is one of the unforgettable sights of the bird world. Here an adult owl prepares to take flight with a field mouse grasped in one powerful talon, in the background the fading colours of the sunset and the muted image of a large church, perhaps the owl's nesting place. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes.' published simultaneously in Paris and London circa 1857. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris.

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        Information, respecting the History, Conditions and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

      Lippincott, Gambo & Co. [vols. 1-4] or J.B. Lippincott & Co. [vols. 5 and 6], Philadelphia 1857 - Publisher's uniform purple (vols. 1 and 3), green (vol. 2) or blue (vols. 4-6) cloth, covers with borders decoratively stamped in blind and a central image of an Indian in gilt, flat spines divided into compartments in blind, lettered in the first compartment and with the seal of the U.S. in gilt in the lower compartment Provenance: Captain Amiel Weeks Whipple (presentation inscription to Whipple in vols. 1-5 by Schoolcraft [vols. 1-3], Charles Nix [vol. 4] and George Manypenny [vol. 5]) A presentation set of Henry Schoolcraft's masterpiece inscribed by the author to a noted western explorer and Captain of the Corps of Engineers, with manuscript corrections. This work is the most extensive work on Native Americans published in the 19th-century containing "a vast mass of really valuable information" (Field), and a cornerstone of any collection of ethnological studies on America. Born near Albany, N.Y., Schoolcraft took part in a number of important early surveying expeditions before being appointed commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1822. With his headquarters at Sault Sainte Marie, he married the half-Ojibwa daughter of a local fur-trader, learnt the Ojibwa language and began his ethnographical researches in earnest. He retained his position for almost twenty years and made full use of the unequalled opportunites it provided him. A change in government in 1841 resulted in him losing his position and moving back to the East, but he continued his Native American studies and the first volume of the present work was published in 1851. The work was completed with the publication of the sixth volume in 1857. Field notes that the work as a whole "contains a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historic data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations, and theories of their origin, are all related and blended in an extraordinary. manner". The other aspect of the work that gives it immense additional value is the large body of art work by Seth Eastman (1808-1875). Eastman, a serving officer in the U.S. Army, had trained as a topographical artist: a discipline which necessitated a rigourous almost photographic approach to the subject and is ideally suited to the task of recording landscape, objects and individuals as accurately as possible. His work as a whole has ensured that he is now viewed as the foremost pictorial historian of Native American history and culture. The vast majority of the plates in the present work are either from his original drawings or from copies by him of others work. "A very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work, but the most valuable of its illustrations are the drawings of weapons, domestic utensils, instruments of gaming and amusement, sorcery and medicine, objects of worship, their sculpture, paintings, and fortifications, pictograph writing, dwellings, and every form of antiquities" (Field). This set with important provenance to Captain Amiel Weeks Whipple (1818-1863). During the 1850s, Whipple became one of the most accomplished surveyors in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, leading explorations for the transcontinental railroad. From 1855 to 1857, Whipple published his findings in Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean . Significantly, in volume two (pages 99-121), includes a lengthy extract from Whipple's diary, accomplished while surveying the boundary between St. Diego and the mouth of the Gila River in 1849 and giving great detail on the Diegunos and Yumas Indian tribes of southern California. This section has been annotated and corrected throughout in manuscript by Whipple. The publication history [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Literary melange

      Gloucester: printed at the Advertiser Office. 1857-8. "Small folio, pp. [56]; consisting of vol. I, no. 1 to vol. I no 13 (all published), covering the period May, 1857 to May 1858; pencil ownership signature at the top of the title-p. of a Mary Stickney; contemporary black morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine; some rubbing, else very good. ""Published semi-occasionally by the Young Men's Debating Club [and] published whenever the convenience of the Club and public necessity shall demand it ... All articles prepared for this paper are original."" The articles include essays on topics such as Temperance, Sorrow, Snobs, Amusements, The Fourth of July, Reading, the Order of Nature, Astronomy, etc., as well as local current events, an obituary of John Quincy Adams, translations from the classics, acrostics, poetry, letters to the editor, etc. Not in the Union List of Serials or Supplements; not in OCLC."

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        The Instructive Picture Book, or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Exceptionally clean copy; 30 hand-colored plates; includes names in neat close hand outside plate border; "Vol.I. LESSONS FROM THE ANIMAL WORLD--FOURFOOTED ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISHES, REPTILES, WITH 10 ELEMENTARY PLATES OF MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS." ; ThinFolio .

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        The Purgatory of Prisoners: Or an Intermediate Stage Between the Prison and the Public

      London: Joseph Masters, 1857. Octavo, x, 150 pp., a little foxing but very good in quarter rich brown morocco by Sangorski, original brown printed front cover bound in. Prisons at mid-century, in the wake of transportation. Published shortly after the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land (when only a trickle of convicts continued to be sent to Western Australia), the Reverend Shipley's account describes new systems for the discipline and moral reformation of prisoners in Britain in the wake of transportation. Shipley primarily describes the working of the new system in Ireland (although one chapter concerns the results of the so called 'Intermediate System' in England). Separate chapters detail the former condition of Irish prisons and steps taken to improve them, and detailed reports on the 'Intermediate Establishments' newly formed to handle the large numbers of prisoners left in Ireland as a result of the close of transportation (after all, a disproportionately high number of convicts sent to Australia originated from Ireland during the harsh famine years). Of some interest to the history of criminology, an appendix of 15 pages describes the scale of 'marks' or incentives provided to prisoners for good behaviour and moral improvement. This copy is inscribed 'Lady Valsamachi, with the author's love Cudderdon, Oxon Nov. 10 1857'. Lady Valsamachi was the widow of Bishop Herder who remarried an Ionian Greek nobleman in 1848.

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        Russia After the War. The Narrative of a Visit to That Country in 1856. 2 volume set

      London Hurst and Blackett 1857. G : in Good condition. Cover soiled. Spine darkened. Some light dust soiling. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 326pp; 385pp, + catalogue.

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        ?The Kansas and Utah question seems to fill everybody?s mind ? I see no one who does not seem to feel anxious about our territorial affairs ? Mr. Davis takes pains to assure the speaker be he who he may, that the Dreadful Doctrine of Squatter Sovereignty had shaded and protected the ignorant??

      Comprises two ALsS to West Point Chaplain and Professor John W. French. Jefferson Davis served as President Franklin Pierce?s only Secretary of War until he was sworn in as Mississippi?s new U.S. Senator on March 4, 1857, the day President James Buchanan was inaugurated. John W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. He was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.(1) Concluding four pages of at least an eight page Autograph Letter Signed ?V. Davis,? 4p, 5? x 7.75?, front & verso of two conjoined sheets. [Washington, 1857]. Fine condition.In part, ?The Kansas and Utah question seems to fill everybody?s mind, excepting those who desire to serve their country in the new Regiment a

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        Das Uenglinger Tor in Stendal. Aquarell und Tuschfeder.

      1857.. Rechts am Unterrand signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "Nach der Natur gezeichnet v. E. Hallier (18)57". Auf leichtem Karton. 28,8 x 23 cm.. Bildhaft ausgeführte Arbeit des Hamburger Architekten Eduard Hallier. Er wurde zuerst Tischler und besuchte dann das Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe. Ab 1860 folgten Studienreisen nach Rom. Die blattfüllende, detailliert gezeichnete Architekturvedute des Uenglinger Tores zeigt früh ein Interesse an der Architektur. Links im Hintergrund ist die St. Marien Kirche mit der markanten Doppelturmfassade zu sehen. - Minimale Fleckchen.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1857. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo, bound from the original parts (223 × 120 mm). Recent brown half calf, marbled sides, red morocco spine label, raised bands,cream endpapers, marbled edges. black and white illustrations throughout. Occasional spotting to pages, ownership stamp to top edge of title page, an excellent copy. First edition, bound from the original parts.

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      L. P. Lee, Publisher, 1857., 1857. First edition. 8vo. Original light green pictorial wrappers, 47 [1] pp., a few woodcut illustrations, appendix. This rare narrative is "According to her own account, as given to L.P. Lee". Spirit Lake is located in northwestern Iowa, near the Minnesota border. On March 8, 1857 the Sioux massacred more than 40 settlers around the shores of Spirit Lake. Miss Gardiner and three other women, all survivors of murdered families, were taken captive. Two of the women were killed by the Indians and another was traded away. Miss Gardiner alone was eventually ransomed back to civilization. At the time she was ransomed, her captors presented her with a war bonnet with 36 eagle feathers as a token of respect for her bravery. This rare and fragile work was published shortly after Miss Gardiner's ordeal. Almost 30 years later, in 1885, Abigail wrote her own expanded version under her married name of Abigail Gardiner Sharp. A remarkably fine, bright copy.

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