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        Little Dorrit

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

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        LITTLE DORRIT.

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

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        THE NORTHWEST COAST; OR THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON TERRITORY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        POEMS

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

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        Two Years Ago

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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        LITTLE DORRIT

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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        Die heilige Familie mit der lesenden Jungfrau".

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

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        Little Dorrit,

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - Frontispiece, engraved title and 38 full page plates by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound from the monthly parts. First state text with 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois', and with the errata slip from Part XVI laid-in at p. 467. Signature BB2 with early misprint (B2). 2 volumes. Contemporary half leather, spines ruled in gilt into 6 compartments. Morocco lettering pieces, gilt; gilt vignettes in remaining compartments. MArbled paper boards. Light rubbing and edgewear to the boards, else the bindings are fine. 4 plates in Vol. I & 2 in Vol. II have a light marginal stain (not affecting images); otherwise the plates are fresh and free from foxing, including the 'dark' plates. The frontispiece has lightly offset onto the engraved title. A fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - Bradbury and Evans, London, Eng., 1857. NEAR FINE. Browne, H.K. (illustrator). First edition in book form. xiv, 625, [1] p.: frontispiece, added engraved title page, and 38 additional leaves of plates; 22 cm. This is the first edition in book form, with the Bradbury & Evans imprint dated 1857 on the added engraved title page. First edition, first issue points include: the 3-line errata statement following the list of plates, the signature on p. 371 misprinted as "B2," and the presence of the name Rigaud where the name Blandois should appear on pp. 469-74, lacking errata on page 467. An attractive 19th-century binding (probably by Bickers & Sons) of half calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Green leather label in the second compartment reading: ¿Little Dorrit.¿ Gilt decoration on bands and in compartments, with ¿Dickens¿ in third compartment and ¿1857¿ in sixth compartment. Gilt-tooled ornamentation in the other four compartments. Gilt top page edges, darkened. Joints, ends of spine, and raised bands show almost no wear. All 38 internal plates are present. Minor foxing on outer edges of illustrations, as typical in Dickens first editions. Overall a beautiful copy for sale at half the price of comparable volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works. Include: The Life of Washington, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Alhambra, etc.

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1857. - The Stuyvesant Edition. 20 volumes bound as 10; 8vo. Contemporary red half morocco with gilt titles and gilt box design to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. With engraved portrait and frontispieces. Waterstain to edges of 1 volume, hardly visible on pages. A sound, decorative set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1857. Folio. Original black wavy-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and front cover together with a central large roundel, blind panelling to both covers and roundel in blind to rear cover, all edges gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic additional title page, two-tint lithographic double-page frontispiece (section from Mons Mithridates to the Golden Mountain) and one other tinted lithographic plate, 8 high-quality chromolithographic plates, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of inscriptions and coins, wood-engravings in the text, 2 full-page maps coloured in outline. A little rubbed and with some skilful restoration to the spine, joints and corners, additional title foxed, some foxing to the other plates, that to the chromolithographs largely verso, and marginal where recto, an excellent copy. First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand … The inks are excellent, with some strong velvety blacks" (Abbey). Macpherson was a surgeon with the Madras army. "Between 1840 and 1842 he served with the 37th grenadier regiment in China, and he was severely wounded at Chuenpe (Chuanbi). He told of his experiences in his Two Years in China. On his return to India he served chiefly with the irregular horse in the Hyderabad contingent, and on the outbreak of the war with Russia in 1855 he was appointed head of the medical staff of the Turkish contingent on the recommendation of his former commander, Lord Gough. During his time on the Bosphorus he prepared his Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus; this contains a sketch of the history and archaeology as well as of the physical and ethnological features of the country" (ODNB). On his return to India he "was promoted to the post of inspector-general of the medical service of Madras … This infraction of the hitherto sacred rule of seniority, together with the feverish activity of the new inspector in the performance of his duties and his large schemes of reorganization, rendered him not a little 'repugnant to the older official class'." Macpherson died in Coorg in 1867.

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        Tales of College Life

      London - Charles h Clarke, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully leather bound scarce first edition, with gilt detailing to boards and spine, plus original covers internally. This volume contains the original decorative, thick paper cover internally. Edward Bradley (18271889) was an English novelist and clergyman. He was born in Kidderminster and educated at Durham University (from which he took his pen name). He wrote under the name of Cuthbert M. Bede, B. A. a few novels and tales, Fairy Fables (1858), Glencraggan (1861), Fotheringhay (1885), etc. His most popular book was The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, on the experiences of an Oxford undergraduate. There was a sequel, Little Mr Bouncer and his friend Verdant Green. Tales of College Life (often bound with it), introduces the character of Mr Affable Canary. The celebrated illustrations to the Verdant Green books were the work of the author. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all internal pages securely attached. Apart from some mild cracking to the spine, the extremities are in very good condition. Internally many of the pages are clean and bright, although there are few handling marks and a few minor brown spots onsome pages throughout. The original front cover is slightly grubby as shown. There is a copperplate signature to the dedication page and a bookplate to the front pastedown..

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        Memphis Slave Broadside

      - Large, beautifully framed Memphis Slave Broadside for the sale of Mary and her daughter on the Memphis Courthouse steps in 1857. It was rare for a broadside to be Memphis, for Raliegh was the County Seat of Shelby County. May be the only one with Memphis actually printed in the Broadside [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Chess Monthly

      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.

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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. Modern black cloth. 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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        BROADSIDE ADVERTISING SALE OF 122 NEGROES, CHARLESTON, FEB. 18, 1857

      1857 - [AMERICANA - AFRICAN-AMERICAN] A BROADSIDE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF "122 PRIME NEGROES" AT CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 18, 1857. 17 x 14 inches, printed in black on light blue paper, with two creases from folding into quarters. Advertisement for a sale of the slaves belonging to the estate of C. M. Huguenin, 122 slaves from the estate, along with 18 belonging to the Huguenin children, and 8 belonging to the infant C. J. Huguenin. The "Prime Negroes" are listed by first name, along with age and with occasional mention of type of work description: "field hand," "plantation nurse," "coachman," etc. To be held at the Sales Room of Capers & Heyward, Charleston. Posted by R. J. Davant, Commissioner. This broadside was likely carried to the auction where the sale prices realized along with pencil notes were added. The notes included physical condition, and relations ("Family," "Lame leg,"Mother and children"). Roseland Plantation the home of the Huguenin and the aforementioned slaves was among the largest and most beautiful in South Carolina. Dr. Henry O. Marcy, surgeon with the Union Army described it in his diary as "one of the most lovely spots I have ever seen. Pen would fail to do it justice. It is near the Coosawhatchie River situated on high ground, in a splendid grove of live oaks of a centuries growth. Outhouses and all at a distance bear the look of a country village. Every outhouse was nicely whitewashed. The grounds were beautifully laid and splendidly kept.The slaves had been all removed.From a colored man I learned that the father had died a few years previous and left 9 plantations and several hundred slaves to two sons and two daughters." This broadside exists as evidence of a different side of this southern idyll and is a powerful historical document. A few small closed tears here and there at joints, minimal loss of text. Slave auction broadsides with contemporaneous notations are particularly rare.

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        Contemporary white marble bas-relief of Ralph Waldo Emerson by the prominent Boston sculptor Joseph Carew

      Oval, 20.5 x 15 inches, signed and dated on the edge ?J. Carew SC, 1857.? Minor restorations, including a skillfully executed replacement marble base. In excellent condition. A fine portrait of Emerson, made the same year he voiced his support for the abolitionist cause. Joseph Carew (not to be confused with Thomas Carew, also a sculptor in Boston at the same time), was active between 1840-1870 and exhibited his works frequently at the Boston Anthenæum, with major exhibitions in 1853, 1859 and 1860.

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        Cahier d'écriture.

      Auch (Midi-Pyrénées), 1857. - Folio (433 x 280 mm). 17 ff. Coloured ink on coloured paper. Contemp. half cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Highly original and exceptionally colourful manuscript in elegant calligraphy, written in inks of various colours (mainly white, blue, red, and green) on glossy and silk paper in alternating colours. The writing is surrounded by elaborate calligrams showing birds and penwork. The text itself consists mainly of descriptions of various kinds of birds (such as the magpie, quail, pheasant, peacock, jay, and swallow), but also includes bits on bears and hedgehogs; another page offers two capital blackletter alphabets instead. The calligrapher has succeeded in marrying content, script, and image, achieving a unique and impressive synthesis, undoubtedly penned with a feather quill. - Binding insignificantly rubbed; extremeties bumped. The delicate pages show occasional slight signs of wrinkled; the silk papers are browned. Several pages show ink bleeding or offsetting on the reverse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the direction of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Atlas. Botany. Phanerogamia

      George P. Putnam, New York 1857 - Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco over 19th century marbled paper covered boards A superlatively rare Atlas of the Wilkes Expedition. The rare unofficial issue of Asa Gray's botanical atlas issued to accompany the narrative of the Wilkes Expedition. This is one of several separate botanical atlases issued as part of the official publications, this particular volume devoted to tropical flowering plants. Only one hundred and fifty copies of the unofficial issue were printed. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842. It is usually known by the name of its commander as the Wilkes Expedition. The United States Exploring Expedition "was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to 'extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge,' and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted" (Forbes). The Expedition represents "the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas" (DAB). The reports and atlases for the United States Exploring Expedition were published over a long period of time - the Expedition returned in 1842 and the final atlas volume did not appear until 1858. Because of their limited issue and historical importance, all the atlases from the Expedition are highly sought after, though they very rarely appear on the market. This atlas includes one hundred plates beautiful depicting Pacific botanical specimens collected during the course of the voyage. The botanical report, and the atlases to accompany it, were beset by difficulties from the start. Asa Gray was appointed as the expedition's botanist, but long delays in the expedition's departure caused him to resign. He was replaced by William Rich, who had previously been designated the assistant botanist, though his position was cut due to rearrangements within the scientific corps. When it came time to write the report, Wilkes divided the botanical undertaking into several parts, for fear of its never being completed. In 1846, upon completion of his portion of the report, Rich resigned to join the army. Wilkes, unsatisfied with Rich's work, proceeded to find someone else to do it over, finally settling once more on Gray, who began work in mid-1848. Though Gray's report appeared in 1854, the atlas volume was not completed until four years later, owing to delays with the artist. The highlights of Asa Gray's life and career (1810-88) are many and well-known: he was the first professor of botany in America, at Harvard University; he initially signed on to the Wilkes Expedition and, though he did not go with the Expedition, nonetheless wrote many of the botanical reports upon its return; and he was Charles Darwin's most important American correspondent and successful champion of the Origin of Species. An important publication from the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. Haskell 63; Forbes 2203; Rosove 355-6.A2. 4pp. 100 engraved plates. (light foxing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Professor

      The First Edition of BrontÃ?'s First NovelBRONTÃ?, Charlotte. The Professor. A Tale. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857.First edition of the authorís first novel (although the last of her major works to be published). Two octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 5 inches; 198 x 129 mm). viii, 294 plus 2 pp. advertisements; [4], 258, [1, printerís imprint, [1, blank] plus 8 pp. advertisements and 16 pp. publisherís catalogue dated June, 1857.Original dark grayish purple morocco-grain cloth elaborately stamped in blind in a floral pattern. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Original yellow coated endpapers. Binderís ticket (ìBound by Westleys & Co. Londonî) on rear pastedown of Volume I. Very slightly skewed, minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, some slight discoloration to covers, spines slightly faded, hinges just starting. Small dampstain to upper corner of front endpapers of Volume I. A few leaves roughly opened. Early ink ownership inscription on half-title and at head of title of Volume II. Pencil erasures on endpapers of Volume II. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Overall, a very good copy. Housed in a quarter maroon morocco clamshell case.Parrish, p. 96. Sadleir 347. Smith, BrontÃ?, 7.HBS 66276. $7,500

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        Manuel entomologique : Genera des coléoptères d'Europe comprenant leur classification en familles naturelles, la description de tous les genres, des tableaux dichotomiques destinés à faciliter l'étude, le catalogue de toutes les espèces.

      A. Deyrolle 1857 - - A. Deyrolle, Paris 1857-1868, 18x28cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage noir, dos lisses ornés de filets à froid, encadrements de filets à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Ouvrage complet orné de 293 planches finement coloriées, représentant près de 1600 types de coléoptères, dessinées et peintes pour la plupart par Jules Migneaux dont le minutieux travail fut terminé par Théophile Deyrolle. Pareillement, le texte fut achevé par Léon Fairmaire. Une déchirure habilement restaurée sur la page de titre du premier volume. Très rares rousseurs. Rare et agréable exemplaire complet en 4 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WELLS' NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF NEBRASKA FROM THE LAST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS.

      New York. 1857. - Pocket map, 31 x 23 inches, in a 6 x 4 cloth folder. Handcolored. Original green cloth folder, gilt. A few small separations at corner folds, else fine. Color bright and fresh. With the bookplate and penciled annotations of T.W. Streeter. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The Streeter copy of this scarce map of Eastern Nebraska, showing the beginning of the Oregon Trail. "This map, showing Nebraska townships to 97.5° and extending to about 98° 20' was evidently issued for J. B. Snow of Otoe, Nebraska, since the 'Great Emigrant rout [sic] to California and Oregon via Ft. Kearney' starts at Otoe, a town no longer in existence, located across the Missouri from the Iowa-Missouri state line. This is an early and good large scale map of eastern Nebraska" - Streeter. Fairly scarce - not in Rumsey or Phillips, and only five copies located in OCLC. STREETER SALE 2003.

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        MADAME BOVARY MŒURS DE PROVINCE

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1857.. Two volumes. [8],[5]-232;[4],[233]-490pp. plus final blank and 36pp. publisher's catalogue dated "Mars 1857." Octavos. Full brown crushed levant, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, plum morocco doublures, silk moiré endsheets and decorated paper liners, top and fore-edges gilt, lower edges untrimmed and gilt on the rough, by Noulhac, with the original printed wrappers bound in. Slight rubbing to joints, otherwise a fine set. First edition in book form (ordinary issue) of Flaubert's first novel, preceded by serial publication in the REVUE DE PARIS. This copy exhibits the first state of the dedication leaf, with 'Senart' rather than 'Senard.' There were also seventy-five copies printed on thick papier vélin, which are very rare. Upon its serial publication, Flaubert and the proprietors of the REVUE... were prosecuted on the grounds of offences against public morals, but after a sensational trial, were acquitted, leaving the way open for the book publication of what endures as one of the highpoints of 19th century world literature. A choice set. TALVART & PLACE (FLAUBERT) 1a. CARTERET I:263.

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de Province.

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1857 - 2 volumes, octavo (175 × 105 mm). Bound without the wrappers in contemporary brown quarter morocco, marbled boards, titles to spines gilt, raised bands with ruling in blind, speckled edges. In a marbled paper, leather entry slipcase. Bindings a little rubbed at extremities, some spotting to title pages and early leaves of volume I, but overall a clean and fresh set in excellent condition. First edition, trade issue. With the dedicatee's name misspelt (Senart for Senard) as called for. A pretty copy of one of the greatest novels of its epoch and Flaubert's masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Eventful Voyage Of HM Discovery Ship 'Resolute' To The Arctic Regions In Search Of Sir John Franklin And The Missing Cruise Of HM Discovery Ships 'Erebus' And 'Terror', 1852, 1853, 1854

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, London 1857 - 'To which is added an account of her being fallen in with by an American Whaler after her abandonment in Barrow Straits, and of her presentation to Queen Victoria by the Government of the United States.' Recent navy half leather morocco gilt. Marbled paper covered boards. New end papers. Eight colour lithograph plates (as listed) but lacks folding map (not mentioned in index). Spotting throughout and minor marginal damp stains (spine side). 530pp. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1029g. (YBP Ref: 3510/49 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GODFREY'S NARRATIVE OF THE LAST GRINNELL ARCTIC EXPLORING EXPEDITION, IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, 1853-4-5; WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. ELISHA K. KANE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE.

      J. T. Llloyd & Co. 1857 - Small 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth boards. Gilt lettering on front board. Good binding and cover. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Slight fraying to spine ends. Sunning to spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Minor darkening to inside front board. Owners inscription on upper inside front board. First blank leaf is torn extensively. Profusely illustrated. All illustrations and text are present and remain in tact. A rare find, especially in good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this unique collectible. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopaedia of practical carpentry and joinery. Comprising the choice, preservation, and strength of materials, explanations of the theory and practical details, a complete system of lines for the carpenter, joiner, & staircase Builder.

      A.H. Payne / J. Hagger, Leipzig & Dresden / London 1857 - [Published date c. 1856 / 57]. 4to. (28.5 cm) pp. [2], XIV, 236, [2]. 127 plates, some with color tinting. Numerous illustrations with the text. Scattered foxing and soiling; 2-3 plates age toned or browned; occasional corner crease; inner margin tear on "lines" plate #50 - neatly sealed. Bound in full contemporary black calf; front and rear boards with blind stamped center piece and ornamental attributes inside gilt and blind decorative perimeter frames. Re-backed preserving original spine. Inner hinges strengthened. Outer corner tips to boards neatly repaired. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seder Haggadah shel Pesach} SERVICE FOR THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER, Hebrew and English

      Henry Frank, printer and publisher, No. 3 Cedar Street, New York 1857 - Illustrated bi-lingual edition with the English page facing the Hebrew on most pages. The Hebrew is pointed, or vowelized. There are 9 full page illustrations plus a fontispiece. Pages 64-66, 68-69 are in Hebrew only. Page 67 has the Adir Hu in Yiddish, facing the Hebrew version on page 66. Last page is unpaginated page 72 and is in English. So pagination is: [1], 71, [1] pages [9] plates. All edges gilt. Original boards with expertly repaired spine. Partly illegible embossement on title page. Boards have an acid free mylar jacket. Yudlov 1043. Yaari 772 Front blank pastedown has a signature and inscription of very early, perhaps the first, owner. P. A. Phillips, who may have died March 30th 1885 (born 1843). Some wine stains. In the first page, which precedes te title page, it gives the copyright date as 1859. This is apparently a typo since on the title page the date is listed as 1857. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Rime.

      Tipografia Ristori,, San Miniato, 1857 - 2 opere in un vol. in-16° (150x100mm), pp. (8) [tra cui una di errata preliminare], 93, (3). Legatura moderna in p. pelle rossa con titolo oro al piatto e dorso a nervetti con fiorellini e filetti dorati. Conservate le brossure originali verdi. Qualche brunitura lieve. Ottimo esemplare. Rarissima edizione originale dell'opera prima del Carducci allora appena ventiduenne, impressa a spese dell'autore in sole 520 copie. La raccolta, dedicata a Giacomo Leopardi e Pietro Giordani, contiene 25 sonetti e 13 canti, poi modificati e in parte raccolti nei "Juvenilia" e nei "Levia Gravia". Parenti, Rarità, II, pp. 58-60: "Edizione originale, rarissima". Parenti, p. 127. Salveraglio, n. 12. Righi, n. 33. Segue: Giosue Carducci, A Giovan Battista Niccolini, Firenz, Tip. di F. Bencini, 1858, pp. 8. Edizione originale in forma a se stante, assai rara, estratta da "Lo Spettatore", n. 39, anno IV. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1857 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants.

      Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas 1857 - FIRST EDITION 1857, Volume I of 2, containing: "Fourfooted animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, with 10 elementary plates of miscellaneous objects". Folio, 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, modern half tan leather over original marbled boards, gilt titled spine, original endpapers retained, title page leaf plus 16 pages of description of the plates, 30 beautiful double page hand coloured plates. The first 10 plates are of "furniture, utensils, vessels, tools, instruments, costumes &c." The next 8 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 9 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 3 show snakes, fish and butterflies. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, old marbled boards rubbed, inner paper hinges cracked, binding sound, endpapers browned and foxed, very little pale foxing to 2 facing plates, 50 mm (2") closed vertical tear to final plate at centrefold, not affecting image, occasional small pale mark to margins, plates clean and bright. A very good plus complete copy. Osborne I, page 216. Volume II is by Charlotte Youing and covers the Vegetable World. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        No. 7 Reduction of Mr. Salter\\\\\\\'s Plan of Exploration of the North Face of Lake Huron

      Crown Lands Department, Canada 1857 - An important detailed early depiction of the settlements, types of wood for forestry, and Indian reserves on the Northern shore of Lake Huron. Also shown are districts of Nipissing, Algoma and Thunder Bay., Size : 440x1260 (mm), 17.25x49.625 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation

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        IL GIAMBATTISTA VICO, GIORNALE SCIENTIFICO, 4 VOLUMI, 1857

      Giuseppe Dura, Libraio, Napoli 1857 - RO40191454: 455 pages pour le tome I, 462 pages pour le tome II, 478 pages pour le tome III, et 478 pages pour le tome IV. Illustrés de quelques rares gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Titres et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Molto raro. Giornale scientifico fondato e pubblicato sotto gli auspici di Sua Altezza Reale Il Conte di Siracusa. Indice del volume I: Storia, Dante e il secolo XIX, D. Carlo M. de Vera. Filosofia, Sopra alcune quistioni le più importanti della filosofia, Ottavio Colecchi. Botanica, Descrizione di talune crittogame osservate nel R. di Napoli, O. Costa. Zoologia, Osservazioni sugl'insetti che rinvengonsi morti nelle fumarole del Vesuvio, A. Costa. Paleontologia, Cenni intorno alle scoperte paleontologiche fatte nel Regno nell'anno 1856, O. Costa. Medicina, Due opere e due medici Salernitani finora sconosciuti, Cav. Salvatore de Renzi. Archeologia, Ercole e le Amazzoni (memoria prima), Giulio Minervini. Matematica, Formole e tavole numeriche per la soluzione del problema di Keplero, Cav. Annibale de Gasparis. Chimica, Sull'arsenico ed antimonio ricercati ne'casi di tossicologia, con reazioni precise e con metodo semplice e pronto, Raffaele Napoli. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 450-Italien, roumain, rhéto-romain [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter signed (as "John W. Turk" , before he changed his name) to Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson requesting orders for "the first frigate or larger class of vessel that may be commissioned for sea service"; [with} with 3 letters to Livingston from the U.S. Navy, including Commander THOMAS A CONOVER; and Acting Secy of the Navy, CHAS. W. WELSH

      Washington, D.C., 1837; the letters to him are dated aug. 6, 1832; april 25, 1855 (welsh); aug. 25, 1857 (conover) - John W. Livingston (1804-1885) naval officer from New York City, was the son of a naval surgeon, William Turk [in 1843, Turk and his wife Mary Livingston Turlk changed their name to Livingston]. Livingston rose throught the service and untimately became Commodore during the Civil War, and was promoted rear admiral in 1868. (See DAB) The earliest letter here is a grant of one month's leave of absence to "Lieut. John W. Turk." In the form letter fromthe Dept. of Navy of 1855, the Acting Secretary of the Navy, Charles W. Welsh, summons Livingston to appear at a General Court Martial on board the "Receiving ship North Carolina, at New York, on the 28th day of April" (1855); and the letter from Captain Thomas A. Conover ("Flag Officer Comdg U.S. Armed Force, Coast of Afroca") conveys orders to Livingston, then in command of the U.S.S. St. Louis , to "proceed with all despatch to Cape Palmas on the West Coast of Africa and look after our interests in that quarter." 4to. In all, 4pp. Livingston letter stained, and separated at fold, others very good

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        GALERIE FLAMANDE ET HOLLANDAISE.

      A L'ADMINISTRATION CENTRALE. 1857 - GRAND IN-FOLIO (33 X 44 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 32 PAGES ET 132 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE SOUS SERPENTE, RELIURE D'EPOQUE, SANS DOUTE DE L'EDITEUR, 1/2 CHAGRIN VERT, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE ET TETE DORES. ILLUSTRE DE 132 PLANCHES GRAVEES SUR ACIER, SUR CHINE MONTE, D'APRES BAMBOCHE, CORNILLE BEGA, BERGHEM, BLOEAMERT, FERDINAND BOL, BOTH ET BAUDOIN, BOTH ET BERGHEM, BRACKENBURG, BRAUWER, SALOMON DE BRAY, BREDAEL, BREUGHEL DE VELOURS, PAUL BRIL, ROGER DE BRUGES, BUYS, PHILIPPE DE CHAMPAGNE, GONZALES COQUES, G. DE CRAYER, ALBERT CUYP, DECKER, DIEPENBECK, KAREL DUJARDIN, ALBERT DURER, G. V. ECKHOUT, A.-V. EVERDINGEN, F.-P. FERG, BERTHOE FLEMAEL, G. FLINCK, HACKERT, DIRCK HALS, FRANZ HALS, HOBBEMA, GERARD HOET, HOLBEIN, HOOGE, HOOGSGRAATEN, HUYSMANS, J. JORDAENS, G. KALF, GERARD DE LAIRESSE, LE DUC, J. LIEVENS, LINGELBACH, LOUTHERBOURG, GODEFROY MAES, V. MEER, QUENTIN METZIS, G. METZU, MICHAU, S. MIERIS, KARL DE MOOR, MOUCHERON, E.-V. NEER, NETSCHER, OSCHTERVELT, OTTO-VENIUS, GERARD D'OW, PERCELLIS, POELENBURG, PAUL POTTER, F. POURBUS, PYNACKER, REMBRANDT, RISBRAECK, HENRI ROOS, ROTTENNAMER, RUBENS, SALOMON RUYSDAEL, CORNILLE SCHUT, SEGHERS, SNEYDERS ET RUBENS, RUYSDAEL, JEAN STEEN, DAVID TENIERS, HABRAHAM TENIERS, TERBURG, CORNILLE TROOST, VAN ASCH, H. VAN-BALEN, VAN-DER-DOES, VAN-DER-NEER, VAN-DEN-WELDE, VAN DICK, HUBERT VAN EYCK, VAN GOYEN, VAN HAGEN, VAN HUYSUM, JEAN VAN LOO, VAN MOOL, A. VAN OSTADE, ISAAC VAN OSTADE, VAN-ROMEYN, L. VAN UDEN, VERKOLIE, ARY DE VOIS, WEENINX, P. WOUWERMANS, WYNANS, ZORG. (VICAIRE. IV. 183). PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT PETITE DECHIRURE AU NIVEAU DE LA PARTIE HAUTE DE LA CHARNIERE DU PLAT SUPERIEUR, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE, SURTOUT COMPLET DE TOUTES SES PLANCHES.

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        Indian Good Book, Made by Eugene Vetromile, S. J., Indian Patriarch, for the Benefit of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, St. John's, Micmac, and other Tribes of the AbnakiI Indians. This Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Seven. [separate title page in Abnaki]

      New York: Edward Dunigan & Brother (James B. Kirker,) 371 Broadway, 1857 - Prayer book in the Abnaki dialect, edited and with notes by Vetromile (1819-81), who was born at Gallipoli and educated at Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. His missionary work was almost exclusively done in Maine, and he wrote extensively on the Abnaki peoples. Several Abnaki dialects are employed in this volume, including Penobscot, Mareschite or St.John's, Passamaquoddy, and Micmac. The plates are: Present State of the Monument of the Rev. Sebastian Rale, S.J.; The Death of Father Sebastian Rale of the Society of Jesus, Old Point on the Kennebec, Maine, Site of Ancient Abnaki mission; Engraving "Mater Dolorosa"; Grave of Brother du Thet; Penaubsket Alnambay Udenek, Old Town Indian Village; Sibayk Alnambay Udenek, Pleasant Point Indian Village and Lewis Island, Indian Village on the Schoodic Lakes. A particularly lovely little book, with its s wonderful lithographs, in a contemporary gift binding Second edition. 12mo. 8 tinted lithographs (by T. Strong Nassau St., N.Y.), an engraving, and many illustrations in the text. Second title page in Abnaki. 12,[2],[13]-449, [1] pp. Text in Abnaki. Original gilt stamped full red morocco with central motif of cross on upper cover and the Virgin Mary on lower cover, 4 corner gilt stamped religious motifs and 4 line fillet border. Fine copy. Field 1601; TPL 8626; Pilling Algonquin, p. 508; Field 1601; Ayer, Indian Linguistics (Abnaki) 19 (For 1858 edition) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Drawing; in Three Letters to Beginners. With Illustrations, drawn by the Author. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE

      Smith Elder 1857 - 8vo., First Edition, with 48 illustrations (3 full-page) in the text; original decorative cloth, elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers mildly age-soiled, back a little faded (but all gilt entirely legible), backstrip lightly frayed at head and tail, else a very good, clean, tight copy now housed in a very handsome custom-made green full Chieftan morocco solander case with gilt back and marbled boards. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN.Complete with 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857) bound in at end and the nineteenth century binder's ticket of Westley of London on rear paste-down.First edition of Ruskin's drawing lessons for children. Intended for those without recourse to a drawing-master, it provides a series of eminently practical exercises supported by illustrations.Ruskin was always greatly interested in the teaching of art. Perhaps his most famous pupil was Alice Liddell (Carroll's 'Alice') to whom he taught drawing and painting, as a result of which he appears in 'Alice in Wonderland' as the 'Drawing Master', an 'old Conger Eel' who attended 'once a week' and 'taught us Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils'.Ruskin's lifelong love of the English Lakes began when he sat by Coniston at the age of eighteen, but it was not until his early fifties that he finally purchased Brantwood, one of the most splendid houses in the Lake District. Although he had not seen the interior he reasoned that any house opposite Coniston 'must be beautiful' and in 1871 secured the freehold from William Linton for the sum of £1,500. He moved in a year later, and the house became not merely a blissfully happy home but a renowned centre of artistic and literary endeavour for Ruskin and his circle. Brantwood remains today a place of pilgrimage for admirers and scholars of one of the greatest Victorian polymaths. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits

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

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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth . . . With an Account of the Emperor's Life after his Abdication.

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

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