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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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      Philadelphia: Smith & Coffin, . 1857 - Wall map, 56 x 56 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the southeast corner of the state. All the towns and villages of the county are outlined in color and several are shaded. Two large inset maps show details of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), while seventeen other inset maps show details of smaller town centers. Fifteen engraved vignettes show notable buildings and residences in the county, including Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. The map was drawn by the accomplished surveyor, J. Chace, Jr. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace produced some twenty maps of northeastern counties, mainly in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, but also in Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not in Rumsey, who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.751. RISTOW, pp.387-88.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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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        Causeries du lundi.

      Garnier Frères 1857 - - Garnier Frères, Paris 1857, 11,5x18,5cm, 15 volumes reliés. - Troisième édition en partie originale. Reliures en demi veau caramel à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin cerise et pièces de tomaison de maroquin sapin, légères éraflures sur certaines coiffes, coiffe restauréesupérieure du tome 4, certains mors fendus et restaurés, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, certains coins émoussés, têtes dorées, reliures de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à madame Paul Huet, épouse du célèbre peintre romantique et ami de Victor Hugo. Ex-donos manuscrits du petit-fils de Pierre Jean David d'Angers en tête de chaque volume. Quelques rousseurs, parfois fortes, affectant certains feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        Les fleurs du mal.

      Poulet-Malassis et de Broise 1857 - - Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, Paris 1857, 12x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, exemplaire de premier tirage, bien complet des 6 pièces condamnées, et comportant la faute "Feurs du Mal" aux pages 31 et 108 et l&#39 erreur de pagination de la page 45 (marquée 44), très rare premier ou deuxième état de la couverture (cf. Clouzot). Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de triples caissons estampés à froid, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d&#39 un jeu de quintuples filets estampés à froid sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle dorée et doubles filets dorés en encadrement des contreplats, gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, très élégante reliure signée de Devauchelle. Premier et principal recueil poétique de Baudelaire, l&#39 ouvrage fut en partie censuré dès sa parution pour "offense à la morale publique, à la morale religieuse et aux bonnes moeurs". Les quelque 200 exemplaires non vendus furent saisis et amputés de six poèmes. Ouvrage fondateur de la poésie moderne, "Les Fleurs du Mal" préfigure les oeuvres de Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Verlaine et Mallarmé. Superbe exemplaire établi dans une parfaite reliure janséniste du XXeme siècle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 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.

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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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        "The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come ... containing his authenticated third part, ""The Travels of the Ungodly"" ... with illustrative notes by Thomas Scott ... containing, also, an essay on the life and writings of Bunyan, by Josiah Conder..."

      Philadelphia: Leary & Getz. 1857. "First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 668, [32] Leary & Getz ads; wood-engraved presentation leaf, wood engraved frontispiece portrait and 15 wood- engraved plates, chromolithograph plate preceeding title page; publisher's full red morocco with elaborate pictorial gilt stamping on spine and both covers, a.e.g.; near fine, and bright. An excellent example of an super- delux American publisher's binding."

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      Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Four parts in two volumes. Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857-[1859]. First edition, the House of Representatives issue. Illustrated with the large folding geographical map (the folding geological map of the West is not present; it was not issued in all copies), folding geological profile, folding meteorological chart, 44 textual wood engravings, and 345 full-page plates of landscapes, inhabitants, flora and fauna, including 12 lithographs printed in color and 24 of 25 hand-colored ornithological plates. There is a duplicate of Fishes - Plate 17. Rarely found complete. "This is one of the most significant of all government reports . The cause of Emory's appointment was the Gadsden Purchase. The surveys made under Bartlett had been controversial, and many of the military engineers refused to accept Bartlett's proposed boundary line, as it left to Mexico the only known area capable of supporting a southern transcontinental railroad. The Gadsden Purchase settled the question politically, and the task was given to Emory of actually performing the surveys" (Jenkins). That the boundary Emory suggested remains largely unchanged 150 years after its delineation is a strong testament to the accuracy and foresight with which he compiled this landmark survey. The report includes sections on the geology, zoology, botany, ichthyology, and ornithology, and is perhaps the most complete scientific description ever made of the lands, the people, and the border country. The front flyleaf in each volume bears an ink presentation inscription from the Honorable Aaron Harrison Cragin (1821-1898), a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Cragin was serving in the House at the time this report was issued. The recipient, Mrs. Abbot Frazier of New Hampshire, presented these volumes to The Public Library of Brookline in May 1922. The minimal library markings include an embossed stamp to each title page, a bookplate to each front flyleaf, and the remnants of removed pockets and labels to the rear endpapers. Thick quartos. The original decoratively blind-stamped brown cloth binding has been expertly rebacked at The Heritage Bindery in Pasadena, California in full brown morocco with gilt titles. The original spine cloth of the second volume is laid down on the rear flyleaf of that volume. The contents are uncommonly crisp and clean, with only some very occasional foxing and browning. Some creasing to the front flyleaf of the second volume. The cloth is faded just a touch, with expert consolidation and repair to the corners; otherwise very good. Howes E146; Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, 57; Sabin 22538; Wagner-Camp 291; Wheat, Transmississippi, Volume Three..

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

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London, 1857. - 8vo. orig. cloth hardcovers. pp.376,368. colour frontis' colour plates with tissue guards, 2 folding maps at rear of volume 1, folding map at rear of volume 2. Very good set, some foxing mainly to prelims and verso of plates, small tear on one map. Small tear to cloth at top of spine on volume 1. Small news clipping pasted in on top edge, at end of volume 2. Title on spine."Snow's Voyages to the South Seas and Tierra del Fuego.

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        [3 letters and a visiting card]. Amsterdam, [ca. 1900-1910]. 2 letters in ink on folded paper (17 x 13 & 21 x 13.5 cm), a letter in ink on a paper card (9 x 11) in original addressed envelope with 2 Dutch postage stamps of 1,5 cents, and a simple printed visiting card (5.5 x 9.5 cm). All three letters one-sided, in Dutch and signed by Breitner.

      For Breitner: BWN II, pp. 63-65; for Brusse: BWN II, pp. 81-83. Three letters and a visiting card of the well-known Dutch artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857- 1923), best known for his paintings and his photographs of Amsterdam around the turn of the century. All are short formal letters of gratitude, including one regarding an art study addressed to J. Brusse, Breestraat 124 Amsterdam, most likely the journalist Joseph Brusse (1873-1941), who moved in the same circles as Breitner. Only one letter is clearly dated: "Amsterdam 3 maart 1906", the other: "Amsterdam 10 november 1[?]", while the letter to Brusse is not dated at all.Slightly browned and a few minor stains, otherwise in good condition.

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

      Paris: Bailliere, 1857. <p>Morel, Bénédict Augustin (1809-73). Traité des dégénérescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l&#39;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.</p><p>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). </p>

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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

      Paris, Poulet-Malassis & de Broise, 1857.. 8vo. (4), 248, (4) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Original wrappers bound in, with two flyleaves inserted before and after wrapper covers. Black full morocco on five bands with inner covers done in red mororcco; gilt title to spine; gilt inner rules. Bound by "G. Mercier Sr de son pere 1939" for Jose Peraya (giltstamped binder's signature and ownership on front inner cover). Black silk and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.. First edition, first printing on fine paper, including the six suppressed poems and containing several autograph ink corrections in Baudelaire's own hand. The first correction attempts to rescue the ungrammatical dedication to Theophile Gautier, "au parfait magicien es langue francaise". Here, Baudelaire noticed the erroneous singular and marked the words "langue francaise" with slashes, in the margin prescribing this to be amended to "langues francaises". However, he erased most of this change, obviously unhappy with the result. Later editions would show "es lettres francaises". On p. 43, "errants sur le rivage" is amended to "errant sur les rivages"; on p. 110, "Sort au parfum" is amended to "Sort un parfum". Clearly, these corrections were made almost immediately after the first press run was issued, as Baudelaire had not yet discovered the composition errors on pp. 29 and 217. The first correction corresponds to one made by the author in a copy now in the Bibliotheque Mazarine: "La bibliotheque Mazarine possede un exemplaire de la 1re edition des 'Fleurs du Mal', portant sur un feuillet de garde la note suivante ecrite au crayon par Charles Baudelaire: 'Ouvrage tire a 1.300 exemplaires. Quelques exemplaires sur beau papier [...]' [S]ur la page ou se trouve la dedicace a Theophile Gautier, Baudelaire a fait les corrections suivantes: au mot 'langue' et au mot 'francaise' il a ajoute un 's' a la fin" (Vicaire, 341f.). - Due to the court order of 20 August 1857, a new issue had to be released with six pieces excised. This present first issue, however, contains the six "notorious" poems for which Baudelaire was prosecuted and fined for offenses against public decency. The poems suppressed in the second issue are "Les Bijoux" (pp. 52f), "Le Lethe" (pp. 73f.), "A celle qui est trop gaie" (pp. 91-93), "Lesbos" (pp. 187-190), "Femmes damnees" (pp. 196f.), and "Les Metamophoses du vampire" (pp. 206f.). The French ban on these poems was not officially lifted until 1949, although they were commonly printed as an appendix in posthumous editions of the work. - A beautiful copy in excellent state of preservation, in a private luxury binding with the original wrappers bound within. - Charles Baudelaire: Souvenirs - Correspondences - Bibliographie (Paris 1872), pp. 151ff. Vicaire 341.

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        Selection from the Records of the Bombay Government. Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones, I.N.

      Bombay, for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857.. 8vo. xxii, (1), 500, (folding leaf of appendix) pp. 30 (of 32) maps & plates, mostly folded, many wholly or partly coloured. With the coloured plan of Baghdad (128 x 75.5cm) - later mounted on linen and contained in a separate folder. Original maroon cloth, paper labels to spine and upper cover.. First edition, very rare. The volume includes seven important historical, archaeological and geographical essays covering Baghdad, the Nahrwan canal and large parts of Kurdistan, the topography of Nineveh and the old course of the River Tigris. Also included are some 30 maps and plates, many in colour, most notably the ground-plan of Baghdad. Felix Jones first saw service in the Palinurus, surveying the northern part of the Red Sea, whilst a later commission found him engaged on the Arabian survey under Haines. In 1839 he surveyed the harbour of Graine of Kuwait and this led to an almost continuous period of service in Mesopotamia and the Gulf, ending in 1862 as Political Agent in the Persian Gulf, in which capacity he planned the British invasion of Persia. - Lacks the large maps of the Katul es Kesrawi and River Tigris. Labels to spine chipped, spine faded, occasional blue pencil markings between pages 259 & 288, and between pages 364 & 368. Generally text and plates very clean and fresh, map at page 136 torn at fold with no loss.

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

      "Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey" With 346 PlatesEMORY, William. H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857.First edition. Three thick quarto volumes bound in two. Illustrated with 346 plates, many lithographed in color, plus charts, two map (one folding) and profiles.Publisher's original brown cloth, rebacked perserving the original spine with newer leather labels, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good.One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 125 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in the report "Birds of the Boundary" by Spencer Baird, and here present in fine state, as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery.Howes E146. Raines, p. 76. Wagner-Camp 291. Wheat Transmississippi 916.HBS 66998.$4,000

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