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        DE LA PROSTITUTION DANS LA VILLE DE PARIS, CONSIDEREE SOUS LE RAPPORT DE L'HYGIENE PUBLIQUE, DE LA MORALE ET DE L'ADMINISTRATION ; Ouvrage appuyé de documents statistiques puisés dans les archives de la Préfecture de police.

      - Paris, J.-B. Baillière et Fils, Londres New-York et Madrid, 1857. 13x22 cm. Ouvrage en 2 forts volumes : 732 et 892 pages. Ensemble enrichi de 1 portrait de l'auteur en tête du premier volume, de 1 carte de la provenance départementale des prostituées de Paris, de 1 carte de la distribution des maisons de prostitution à Paris, et de 1 tableau dépliant. Reliures de l'époque en demi-basane brune foncée. Plats recouverts de papier marbré bleu et noir. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées. Nom de l'auteur et tomaison en lettres dorées. Minimes et discrètes traces d'usage sur les reliures et les tranches, cependant ensemble en excellent état. Papier extrêmement frais. Analyse monumentale de la prostitution sous différents angles, de ses causes, des moyens d'y remédier, etc.

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        View from the Upper Terrace Walk, in the Gardens at Shrublands

      Published by T. McLean, London 1857 - A stunning view of the gardens at Westfield Halll on the Isle of Wight, from the "The Gardens of England." The Italian-style garden at Shrublands was designed by the Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry with later modifications by William Robinson. It is a prime example of the Italian style of garden design that was popular in England during the early nineteenth century, and which was characterized by the use of decorative edifices, classical architectural elements, and stairways. Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England . Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 2, p. 842. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition, with the exception of being trimmed a bit close to the image at the top and bottom, cutting into the text slightly at bottom.

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        The Diamond Atlas: The Western Hemisphere (Hand Watercolored Map | Maps | North America | California | Texas)

      Samuel N. Gaston, New York 1857 - Small square 4to (7"x6"). Full modern dark brown morroco leather with two green morocco leather labels with gilt lettering on spine. Top text block has a black smudge. A couple pages in middle have black smudges in top right corner. This book has 55 hand watercolored maps of the World, the Americas and all the American states as of 1850, rare maps of the Western territories, and maps of South America. Overall EXCELLENT condition. Just excellent. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BOURDALOUE DE LA COMPAGNIE DE JESUS - 5 TOMES - DE 1 à 5.

      LOUIS VIVES 1857 - RO20165904: 5 TOMES: XVI + 723 + 728 + 727 + 726 + 736 pages - 1 annotation sur la page de titre. TOME 1. AVENT-CAREME-ANALYSES - TOME 2. CAREME-DOMINICALES-ANALYSES - TOME 3. DOMINICALES-MYSTERES-PANEGYRIQUES-ANALYSES - TOME 4.PANEGYRIQUES-ORAISONS FUNEBRES-EXHORTATIONS-ANALYSES - TOME 5.EXHORTATIONS-PENSEES DIVERSES-ESSAI D'AVENT-ESSAI D'OCTAVE DU SAINT-SACREMENT- ANALYSES. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. Bd. 2 (af 2): Det søndre Inspectorat.

      1857 1857 - Kbhvn. 1857. Illustr. med 10 litografier (9 i farver) og 3 udfoldelige kort. V + 416 + 172 s. Samt. hlvlrd. med svage brugsspor. Bind løst. With 10 lithograps (9 in colour) and 4 folding maps. Contp. half cloth, hinges weak. Binding loose. Stamp on title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATHENAEUM!...MURDOCH DRAMATIC CLUB. GRAND REVIVAL. FIRST NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE. THE PUBLIC ATTENTION IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO THE BEAUTIFUL NAUTICAL PLAY OF BLACK-EYED SUSAN...[caption title]

      Atlanta, Ga. 1857.. Broadside, 24 x 9 1/2 inches. A few tiny holes, minute edge wear. Very good. Expertly matted, and protected with mylar sheet. Attractive broadside advertising the opening night of the popular play, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, at the Athenæum in Atlanta. The title character was played by Miss Fanny Millons, and the second lead, "Dolly Mayflower," was played by Miss Susan Wall. A group of local performers, referred to as "native talent," rounded out the cast. The evening concluded with the performance of a drama called "State Secrets." Not on OCLC, nor in Hummel or De Renne. Rare.

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        The Tenant - House, or Embers from Poverty's Hearthstone

      Robert M. De Witt, Publisher, New York 1857 - Faded brown brocade cloth. BAL 4880. Some wear to corners & spine edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Köln bis an's Meer (= Dritte Abteilung), 1 Section : In malerischen Original-Ansichten von L Rohbock & WI Cooke In Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb im Vereine mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Historisch topographisch beschrieben von J.W. Appell & A. Henninger.

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, (1855) 1857. - gr8° (24x16), XXIV, 248 S., mit illustriertem Vortitel, typograph Titelblatt und 34 Stahlstichtafeln (so komplett), brauner Oln Verlagseinband mit reicher floraren goldPräg (Weinranken) und goldTitel, farbVorsätze, kleiner Namensstempel auf Titelblatt, sonst nahezu ungelesen, fest sauber und gepflegt, Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Cöln bis an's Meer in malerischen Original-Ansichten von L. Rohbock & W.I. Cooke : Historisch topographisch beschrieben von J.W. Appell & A. Henninger: III.Abtheilung (Cöln bis ans Meer), 1.Section], enthält Ansichten von Emmerich (2) Cleve (5) Krefeld (1) Düsseldorf (7) Duisburg (1) Elberfeld / Barmen (3) Gerresheim (1) Kaiserswerth (1) Kevelar / Kevlaer (1) Moyland bei Calcar (1) Neuss (2) Rees (2) Ruhrort (1) Wesel (3) Xanten (4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoire sur l'etude optique. Signed presentation copy of the very rare offprint.

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1857 - Lissajous Figures: Inscribed Presentation Copy of the Very Rare OffprintLissajous, Jules Antoine (1822-80). Memoire sur l'Etude optique des mouvements vibratoires. Offprint from Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 51 (1857). 8vo. 87, [1]pp. 2 folding plates with tissue guards. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. 223 x 147 mm. Plain green wrappers c. 1857, front wrapper with author's signed presentation inscription: "A Monsieur Vincent de l'Institut, Souvenir affectueux de l'auteur, J. Lissajous." First signature a bit browned, title a little soiled, scattered foxing especially on tissue guards, otherwise fine. 2 sheets ms. calculations laid in, probably by the recipient of the offprint. First Separate Edition. Lissajous's most comprehensive paper on his optical method of studying vibration, which gave rise to the widely used "Lissajous figures," defined mathematically as curves in the xy plane generated by the functions y = a sin (w1t + q1) and x = b sin (w2t + q2) where w1 and w2 are small integers. "Like some other physicists of his time, Lissajous was interested in demonstrations of vibration that did not depend on the sense of hearing. . . . [His] most important research, first described in 1855, was the invention of a way to study acoustic vibrations by reflecting a light beam from the vibrating object onto a screen. . . . Lissajous produced two kinds of luminous curves. In the first kind, light is reflected from a tuning fork (to which a small mirror is attached), and then from a large mirror that is rotated rapidly. . . . The second kind of curve, named the 'Lissajous figure,' is more useful. The light beam is successively reflected from mirrors on two forks that are vibrating about mutually perpendicular axes. Persistence of vision causes various curves, whose shapes depend on the relative frequency, phase, and amplitude of the forks' vibrations. . . . If one of the forks is a standard, the form of the curve enables an estimate of the parameters of the other. As Lissajous said, they enable one to study beats (the ellipses rotate as the phase difference changes). 'Lissajous figures' have been, and still are, important in this respect" (DSB). Lissajous figures are sometimes used in graphic design as logos. Examples include the logos of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (a = 1, b = 3, d = p/2) and the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT (a = 4, b = 3, d = 0).Prior to modern computer graphics, Lissajous curves were typically generated using an oscilloscope. Two phase-shifted sinusoid inputs are applied to the oscilloscope in X-Y mode and the phase relationship between the signals is presented as a Lissajous figure. Lissajous curves can also be traced mechanically by means of a harmonograph. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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