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        Missionary Travels

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

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

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

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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

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

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

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

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        LE STRADE FERRATE. Considerate nei rapporti tecnici, amministrativi e commerciali. Lavoro compilato sulle opere di Biot, Polonceau, Perdonnet, Séguin, Minard, Journal des Chemins de Fer, ecc.

      Tipogr. Domenico Salvi 1857-1858 In - 8 gr. (mm. 252x160), 2 voll., tela edit. (con alone, picc. foro a un dorso), pp. 559; 651; con oltre 200 figg. nel t. e 4 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 più volte ripieg.(una con la pianta e il ponte sul fiume Mincio per la strada ferrata in sommità.. e l?altra con il profilo di livellazione e topografia da Verona a Coccaglio). Questo interessante studio è divisto in due parti: la prima fa la storia e statistica delle strade ferrate in Europa, Stati Uniti, Egitto, India, Brasile e Messico. Si occupa dei principi che devono presiedere nello studio dei tracciamenti - dei movimenti di terra e delle opere d?arte - dell?armamento e degli accessori della strada - dei capitali impiegati nelle strade ferrate, spese di costruzione e loro rendita - dei disastri lungo le strade ferrate in Francia, Inghilterra, Prussia, Belgio e Stati Uniti. La seconda è relativa alle stazioni, ai vagoni o vetture impiegate sulle strade ferrate, ai motori, alle maccchine locomotive; ai nuovi sistemi adottati o proposti allo scopo di perfezionare il materiale su le strade ferrate; alla legislazione sulle strade ferrate Lombardo - Venete; alle norme da osservarsi per ottenere la concessione di una strada ferrata; al capitolo d?appalto per la costruzione ed esercizio della strada ferrata da Roma a Bologna, passando per Ancona. "Edizione originale". Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 854. Esemplare ben conservato.

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

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

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        Aurora Leigh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55

      Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co., Philadelphia and London 1857 - First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Neat contemporary gift inscription in each volume, spine lettering and extremities a little rubbed, else a bright, very near fine set. A curious issue, with engraved decorative title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1856; a regular title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1857; and the London imprint on the spine. A lovely set, and scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mansfield Park 1857, leather, Derby & Jackson, NY

      DERBY & JACKSON, NY 1857 - marbled endpages and foredges, pages browning and have spottingcovers rubbed spine is missing a smalll piece from top and almost 2" from the bottom, small piece of scotch tape holding spine to front cover, spine torn along boards on front/back DATE PUBLISHED: 1857 EDITION: 431 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Valley Falls-Virginia

      Currier & Ives, New York - Engraving with hand color, 1857-72. Sheet size: 13 3/8 x 17 5/8". Inventory#: p740pmat. 0

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        Plate 32 - Chrysotis diadema (spix) (Diadem parrot)

      Paris 1857 - Charles de Souance, Prince Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte and Emile Blanchard Illustrated plate from Iconographie des Perroquets non Figures dans les Publications de Levaillant et de Bourjot Saint-Hilaire Paris: 1857-58 Hand-colored lithographs by Emile Blanchard and J. Daverne Sheet size: 21 ¾" x 14" This folio of parrots was produced by the French ornithologist Charles de Souancé (1823-1896) with the co-operation of the famous ornithologist Prince Bonaparte and French naturalist Émile Blanchard. The former contributed the descriptions and the latter the illustrations. It is considered the fourth volume of the work Histoire naturelle des perroquets. The first two volumes had been issued by the French naturalist and explorer François Levaillant (1743-1824) between 1801 and 1805, and the third by Alexandre Bourjot St. Hilaire (1801-1886) in 1837-38. This fourth volume was originally intended to be published in 30 parts, but only 12 were produced.

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        Views of St. Helena; Illustrative of Its Scenery & Historical Associations. From Photographs By G.W. Melliss, Esq. Surveyor-General of the Island, 1857. Presentation copy signed & inscribed by the US Consul at St Helena.

      (NP), 1857 - First edition, inscribed & signed on the front paste-down endpaper: With the Compliments of Thomas Fitman U.S. Consul at St. Helena, to Miss Susan A. King of New York. St. Helena July 6, 1871. Oblong 8vo 9 5/8" x 5 7/8". Oblong octavo (9½ x 5¾), title sheet, contents sheet, thirteen numbered description sheets for 13 tinted stone lithograph plates. Original gilt stamped cloth over flexible boards. Very good+ clean bright copy with some wear to edges & extremities. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete with scattered occasional light foxing. Abbey Travel 318. H4826 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer Ostjakischen Sprachlehre. [Relié à la suite] Versuch einer jenissei-ostjakischen und kottischen Sprachlehre. [Et] Versuch einer koibalischen und karagassischen Sprachlehre. . herausgegeben von Anton Schiefner.

      1857 - Livre d'occasion 3 ouvrages réunis en un fort vol. in-8 reliure époque demi-basane fauve, petits coins toile brune, dos à 4 faux nerfs soulignés de pointillé et filets dorés, 2pièces de titre chagrin grenat, cotes de bibl. dorées, XIV pp., [2] ff., 125 pp ; XIX pp., [2] ff., 264 pp. ; XIX pp., [2] ff., 210 pp. (Nordische Reisen und Forschungen von Dr. M. A. Castren). Le premier ouvrage (Ostjakischen) est de la 2e édition revue (1858), les suivants en premières éditions, respectivement de 1858 et 1857. Titres complets : 1. Versuch einer Ostjakischen Sprachlehre nebst kurzem Wörterverzeichniss. - 2. Versuch einer jenissei-ostjakischen und Kottischen Sprachlehre nebst Wörterverzeichnissen aus den genannten Sprachen. - 3. Versuch einer koibalischen und karagassischen Sprachlehre nebst Wörterverzeichnissen aus den tatarischen Mundarten des minussinschen Kreises. Condition : Ex. d'une bibliothèque russe, avec étiquette au contreplat sup., cachets et cotes notamment aux titres ; coiffes et mors très lég. frottés, coupes émoussées, reliure solide ; mouillure marginale et claire en tête sur tout le vol., ex. très convenable. 1000g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Fünf Welttheile, dargestellt in Bild und Wort. Landschafts- und Städtebilder, Schilderungen und Charakterzeichnungen aus allen Ländern der Erde. Ein Handbuch der Länder- und Völkerkunde nach den vorzüglichsten geographischen und ethnographischen Werken und den interessantesten Reise-Beschreibungen für Jung und Alt bearbeitet. Illustrirt mit Ansichten, Scenerien und Karten. 4 Bde. [= kplt.].

      Hildburghausen, Vlg. v. Bibliographischen Inst. o. J. [1857-1858].. Gr.-8°. 475(5), 570(6), 572(4) u. 570(6) S. Mit je einem gest. Tit. m. kl. Ansicht in Vignettenform sowie zus. 211 Stahlstich-Ansichten u. 67 grenzkolor. Karten auf Tafeln. Braune Leinenbde. d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. Streicheisenverz. auf Rü. Rücken geblichen, Kapitale u. Ecken z. Tl. leicht bestoßen, Einbde. stellenw. fleckig, Bd. 2 im Falz angeplatzt, im Text braunfleckig, aber sauber.. Sarkowski, BI S. 226. Vollständiges Exemplar des in Lieferungen erschienenen und nur selten komplett angebotenen Handbuches der Länderkunde. Mit zahlreichen, fein gestochenen Ansichten und Karten reich illustriert. - Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten u. a. von Quebec, Boston, Staten Island, New York, Baltimore, Charleston, St. Louis, San Antonio, Lima, Havannah, San Francisco, Sydney, Honolulu, Kalkutta, Delhi, Algier.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée DES ÉTATS DU NORD DE L'EUROPE. RUSSIE D'EUROPE. LA SUÉDE ET LE DANEMARK INDIQUANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES DE CES DIFFÉRENTS É TATS; LA DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE DES PLANTES CULTIVÉES. ainsi que les villes industrielles les ports commerciaux, les chemins de fer et les canaux. A new illustrated map of the states of Northern Europe. European Russia, Sweden and Denmark indicating physical and political divisions of the different states; the Geographic distribution of cultivated plants. Industrial towns, commercial ports, railways and canals. .

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE. 1857 - Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Size: 84.5 x 59.5 cm. (33½ x 23½ inches) Very good condition; a slight tear in the bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. An interesting view of the northern Europe, including European part of Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about the countries and their regions on either side of the map with 20 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area, its landscape, fauna, and flora, as well as architecture and inhabitants of the regions. These include northern regions of Norway and Sweden, Sweden proper, Gothland, Faroe Islands, Jutland, Schleswig, Holstein, Baltic Russia, Finland, Poland, and Caucasus region among others. There is also an insert showing the whole Russian Empire in the bottom. The actual map has towns, ports and railways marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, which this map is a part of.

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Dyer & Passmore (Milwaukee) and A.S. Barnes (New York), Milwaukee & New York 1857 - Rare issue of Chapman's map of Wisconsin and the first to depict the entire state. First issued in 1853, with successive editions in 1855 and 1856, Chapman's pocket map of Wisconsin depicted the southern half of the state, i.e. the area surveyed at the time of the map's publication. In 1857, the present issue was published, extending the map northward via a joined second sheet to depict the entire state. A publisher's advertisement from 1857 shows the map being offered for sale either as just the "south part" (at $.50) or the "whole state" ($1.00). Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. After partnering briefly with the printer Philetus C. Hale, he set up on his own in 1850: it was during this period that his most important maps were published. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 1077 (1853 issue). Folding pocket map lithographed by F. Mayer & Co., full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into original brown cloth-covered boards, blocked in blind on covers, lettered in gilt on upper cover. A lovely map, brightly coloured, in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fragments de son journal et correspondance.

      Genève-Paris, Joël Cherbuliez 1857 - in-8, VIII-232 pp., demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Cette correspondance partielle du grand économiste et penseur libéral est fort peu courante : composée essentiellement de missives envoyées à William Channing, Mme Bianca Milesi-Mojon, et Mademoiselle de Saint-Aulaire, elle révèle les préoccupations de l'homme privé et du protestant convaincu, mais sans sectarisme.

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        THE PROFESSOR a Tale

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857 In two volumes, 294pp, 258pp., half-title in volume one, lacking ads, bound in contemporary 3/4 calf over cloth, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels gilt with remaining compartments stamped in gilt; spine tips and corners show wear with light chipping to head, light foxing on title page of volume 1, previous owner's bookplate; a very good set housed in a custom case.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        The Professor. A Tale.

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857. - FIRST EDITION: 8vo., 2 volumes. pp.294 + 2 (advertisements); pp.258 + 16 (advertisements). Elegantly bound in recent tan calf over marbled boards, twin red and black title labels with light gilt to spines; gilt rule to boards. Edges a little dusty, internally spotless. A superb copy . Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but published posthumously in 1857. The 'Professor' of the title escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, regarded as the author's most realistic feminist heroine. This novel endures today as both a harbinger of Bronte's later fiction and a compelling read in its own right. Smith [7], Symington p.40. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Valley of the Tombs of the Kings

      1857. albumen print, 23,4 x 16,2 cm, on mount with description. Signed in the plate. KEYWORDS:egypt / thebe

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        THE PROFESSOR, A TALE.

      Smith, Elder & Company, London 1857 - Two volumes. Signed binding by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Single gilt-ruled cover borders. Panelled spines with gilt titles and panel margins. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Essentially without wear. Bound with half-titles, two pages of advertisements in Volume 1 and eight pages of advertisements in Volume 2. Internally clean and crisp. A finely-bound set of this Charlotte Bronte tale. See Sadlier 347 and Parrish 96. 294-258pp. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Questions diverses, et responces d'icelles. Divisees en trois Livres A Scavoir: Questions d'Amour, Questions Naturelles, Questions Morales & Politiques. Traduites de Tuscan, en Francois.

      A Rouen, Chez Jacques Caillove', dans la court du Palais. Undated (Ca. first half of the seventeenth century). - Size of the binding: 3 inches x 5 1/2 in., title-page with woodcut design; dedication, with woodcut design repeated on p. [6]. 384 pp., some pages are misnumbered (pp. 169-173). French text with early 17th century spellings & typography. Old, full, brown calf with a red morocco title label on the spine, gilt-lettered: Questi D'Amour, and with gilt designs, triple-line gilt borders around the covers, gilt inner leather turn-ins; all edges stained red, light green, silk bookmarker ribbon bound in, marbled endpapers. The spine ends, cover corners and edges show wear, with leather worn off the cover corners; some pages show slightly trimmed top-edges, small stains, spots, light worming to the lower margins of p. 241-257, a few small paper repairs (p. 61), tears in pp. 281-282, a few small, marginal pencil marks, small tears, upper corner creasing to pp. 345-346. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), inserted in this copy. Scarce item. Brunet, Volume 4; column/page: 1015, mentions the undated Caillove printing, and one dated 1635. "Autres Questions enigmatiques fort joyeuses", are at pp. 374-378; "Demandes Gentilles et Responces non asiniques, mais subtiles", are at pp. 379-384. This copy contains an earlier French catalogue entry (possibly for this copy), which has been clipped and pasted to the back of the front marbled free endpaper: "Lando (Hortensius). Questions diverses, et responces d'icelles. Divisees en trois livres A scavoir: Questions d'amour, Questions naturelles, Questions morales et politiques. Traduites de tuscan en francois. Rouen, Iacques Caillove, s.d., in-12, veau fauve, fil. dor., dos plat orne (Rel. anc.). Cet ouvrage a ete traduit de l'italien de Hortensius Lando.", some penciled French bibliographical notes are also present on following flyleaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the Years 1849-1855.

      London: Longman Brown Green Longmans and Roberts -58 1857 - First English edition. Five volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tan full calf, spines with raised bands, original red title labels with sympathetically renewed green author and volume labels, loss of gilt to the other compartments, all edges and endpapers marbled. Gift inscription to the half title of volume I to Lady Florence Norman from George Taubman Goldie with a later inscription in her son Ronald's hand beneath stating that "'These volumes Belonged to [Goldie] founder of Nigeria. It was through reading these, as he told me, that his attention was first directed to Africa". A small nick to the title label of volume I, neat repairs to the joints of each volume, a very good set. 60 lithographed plates, 15 folding maps and 1 folding woodcut plan plus further woodcuts in the text. George Taubman Goldie (1846-1925) was an unconventional character who by circumstance and opportunity developed British commercial and political interests in the Niger region in the 1870s and 1880s. In the scramble for land being contested with the French, Goldie sought and gained chartered status from the British Government for his enterprises, initially as the National African Company and subsequently as the Royal Niger Company. Thus he secured British rule in the area and, for a time, a near commercial monopoly for his company. Goldie's earlier life was somewhat more romantic. After leaving military service he moved to Egypt and on falling in love with an Arab woman he settled in Sudan for several years. At this time he "read most of what was written about the savanna belt of Muslim territory stretching across to the Atlantic" (ODNB), presumably including this important work. Abbey, Travel, 274.

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        Travels And Discoveries In North And Central Africa Being A Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under The Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government- 5 Volumes In The Original Cloth

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, London 1857 - A mixture of first and second editions in uniform original green cloth decorated in blind and gilt lettered. Volumes 1-3 are second editions (1857) and volumes 4 & 5 are first editions (1858). The set has been expertly recased preserving all the original cloth and endpapers.There is some creasing to the cloth and the top corner of the second volume is a little worn on the fore-edge. Complete with all maps and tinted plates. ( Map p. 240 Volume 1 has tear without loss). Collation: Volume 1.pp. xxxvi, 578, with 6 folding maps, 12 tinted and coloured lithographs and 61 wood-cuts in text. Volume 2. pp.xi, 676, with 2 folding maps, 8 lithographs and 33 wood-cuts. Volume 3. pp.xi, 635, with 3 folding maps, 16 lithographs and 6 wood-cuts. Volume 4. pp.xiv, 641, with 2 folding maps, 14 lithographs and 37 wood-cuts. Volume 5. pp.x, (2), 694, Errata; with 2 folding maps, 10 coloured and tinted lithographs and 6 wood-cuts. This set may be viewed by e-mail attachment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICCIONARIO DE LOS DICCIONARIOS DE MEDICINA franceses y estranjeros, tratado completo de medicina y cirujía prácticas. Contiene el análisis de los mejores artículos que han salido á luz hasta el día en los diferentes diccionarios y tratados especiales más importantes. Con un tomo sumplementario, por los profesores de medicina y cirujía, D. Federico Borrell y D. Teodoro Yañez.

      Imp. Nieto y Cía e imp. Española. Madrid, 1857 - -1866. 27,5 cm. 9 vol.: (I) 1 h., 508 pág. (II) 543 pág. (III) 502 pág. (IV) 490 pág. (V) 465 pág. (VI) 575 pág. (VII) 566 pág. (VIII) 564 pág. (IX) Suplemento. 874-XLIII pág. Nueve vol. enc. en media piel. Papel tostado. Señal de óxido. Medicina Medicina general, història de la medicina Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        Omphalos: an Attempt to Untie the Geological Divide

      London: John Van Voorst, 1857. . First edition, later issue. 8vo. (xiv), 376, (6), pp. Publisher’s red cloth, gilt lettered to the spine which also bears a black flower device lower down, black decoration to upper board replicated in blind on lower cover. 56 woodcut illustrations in the text Expertly recased, the cloth covers a little marked and mottled, else very good. Scarce. Printed only once in an edition of 4,000 copies, the book met with general indifference and by 1869 only 600 copies had been sold. From Gosse’s correspondence with his publisher and printer it is clear that “a considerable number” were pulped, possibly as many as 3,000 copies. Freeman and Wertheimer describe five versions of the cloth binding, in differing colours and variously lettered to the spine. The latter amendment was made primarily to accommodate the reworded title “The Natural History of Creation”, an attempt to make the title more comprehensible to the wider public and thereby encourage more sales. A subsequent issue appeared with a cancel title leaf bearing the word “Creation” at its head.& Gosse sought to reconcile religion with science, creating his law of Prochronism to “harmonise the great antiquity of the earth which was demanded by the uniformitarian geologists with the short chronology which seemed to be required by a strict interpretation of the Bible.” The work was “ineffectual in gaining converts or in winning back defectors” (F & W), explaining its lack of commercial success, and the author’s arguments were ultimately overwhelmed by Darwinism and the weight of scientific evidence. Freeman and Wertheimer, 81e.

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        Plate 46 - Tanygnatus Sumatranus (Raffles) (Blue-backed parrot)

      Paris 1857 - Charles de Souance, Prince Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte and Emile Blanchard Illustrated plate from Iconographie des Perroquets non Figures dans les Publications de Levaillant et de Bourjot Saint-Hilaire Paris: 1857-58 Hand-colored lithographs by Emile Blanchard and J. Daverne Sheet size: 21 ¾" x 14" This folio of parrots was produced by the French ornithologist Charles de Souancé (1823-1896) with the co-operation of the famous ornithologist Prince Bonaparte and French naturalist Émile Blanchard. The former contributed the descriptions and the latter the illustrations. It is considered the fourth volume of the work Histoire naturelle des perroquets. The first two volumes had been issued by the French naturalist and explorer François Levaillant (1743-1824) between 1801 and 1805, and the third by Alexandre Bourjot St. Hilaire (1801-1886) in 1837-38. This fourth volume was originally intended to be published in 30 parts, but only 12 were produced.

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        Twelve Months With the Bashi-Bazouks

      Chapman and Hall, London 1857 - 0 220 pp., 4 pp. publisher's advertisements dated 1856. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt spine title. Previous owners names (3) on ffep, title page and page 1. Three hand-coloured plates show an Officer, an Arab soldier and an Arnaout soldier. Cloth on front board has bubbled up in spots. Corners bumped ang rubbed, spine ends worn. Upper inside corner of rear board, rear endpaper stained. Text has a number of passages where last names were identified with initial only, a previous owner has written out the names in the margins the first time they appear. A first-hand account of the Crimean War. Money left England to take part in the war, joining the Bashi-Bazouks in July 1855, a band of mercenary troops fighting as irregulars with the Ottoman army.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustre de L'ESPAGNE ET DU PORTUGAL PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS POLITIQUES ET PHYSIQUES, LA DISTRIBUTION GÉOGRAPHIQUE DES PLANTES CULTIVÉES. les villes industrielles, les ports commerciaux, les principales mines exploitées, les chemins de fer, les routes et les canaux. A new illustrated map of Spain and Portugal presenting the political and physical divisions, the geographic distribution of cultivated plants. The industrial towns, commercial ports, the major active mines, the railways, the roads and the canals. .

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE. 1857 - Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Size: 83.5 x 59.5 cm. (33 x 23½ inches) Very good condition; slight tears in the top and bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. An interesting view of Spain and Portugal from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various regions of the two countries on either side of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area, its landscape, fauna, and flora, as well as inhabitants of the regions and their customs. These include all regions of Spain and Portugal as well as Baleares. The actual map has towns, ports and railways marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, which this map is a part of.

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        Rapport sur l'Exposition Universelle de 1855 présenté à l'Empereur par S.A.I. le Prince Napoléon, président de la Commission.

      - P., Imprimerie Impériale, 1857, in-5, demi-chag. noir, dos orné, tr. dorées, 504 pp. Rapport de cette première Exposition Universelle Française consacrée aux Beaux-Arts, à l'Industrie et à l'Agriculture, divisée en quatre parties. La première partie est consacrée à la Législation et à l'Organisation de l'Exposition, la seconde partie traite de l'Installation et de l'arrangement des Oeuvres d'Art, la troisième partie comprend les travaux relatifs à l'appréciation et aux Récompenses du Jury, la quatrième partie parle de la cloture de l'Exposition, enfin la cinquième et dernière partie conclut ce rapport. Petites rousseurs et brunissures en encadrement des pages. Livres

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        The History of the Baltic Campaign of 1854

      London, Richard Bentley, , 1857. From Documents and other Materials furnished by... Edited by G. Butler Earp. Octavo, original Navy blue wavy-grained cloth with title gilt to the spine, blind panels to the boards and Admiralty fouled anchor device gilt to the upper board. Errata slip tipped in at the title page. Armorial bookplate Light shelf-wear, very mild foxing, mainly at the fore-edge, front hinge just a touch cracked, but overall an exceptionally nice copy. First edition. Napier's apologia for the Naval conduct of the Crimean War. Napier directed the blame at the Admiralty, whilst most looked to him blaming "...his capricious humour or want of nerve, which - there were people who said - had been destroyed by too liberal and too long continued potations of Scotch whisky; while others referred to his own words: 'Most men of sixty are too old for dash and enterprise... When a man's body begins to shake, the mind follows, and he is always the last to find out.'" (DNB) A very sharp copy, uncommon thus.

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        Les Ouvriers des deux mondes. Etudes sur les travaux, la vie domestique et la condition morale des populations ouvrières des diverses contrées et sur les rapports qui les unissent aux autres classes publiées sous forme de monographies par la Société Internationale des Etudes Pratiques d'Economie Sociale.

      - Paris, Société Internationale, 1857-1862. 4 volumes in-8, demi-basane bleu nuit de l'époque, dos jansénistes à nerfs, 464 p., 504 p., 470 p. et 500 p. Edition originale de ce recueil de 37 monographies publiées entre 1857 et 1862, rédigées par F. Le Play et ses disciples, formant l'une des oeuvres fondatrices de la sociologie expérimentale moderne. Un cinquième et dernier volume devait paraître en 1885. L'avertissement, en tête du premier volume, non signé, est rédigé par Frédéric Le Play. (B. Kalaora, A. Savoye, M. Marié, 'Les inventeurs oubliés, Le Play et ses continuateurs', p. 274). Provenance : Le médecin et député hollandais Carel Victor Gerritsen (1850-1905) avec son petit cachet à son nom. Avec son épouse, Aletta Jacobs, ils avaient constitué une très importante collection consacrée à la femme et à la condition féminine, conservée à la Western Illinois University Library. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autobiography of a Female Slave (First Edition)

      Redfield, New York 1857 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full black pebbled cloth with professionally relaid spine. Reinforcement strip on front and back endpages also professionaly done. Damp staining to first 100 pages. "HEH has author's ALS, dated May 21, 1904, in which she states that only a few copies were struck off 'and then the book died a natural death without accomplishing its object. The Story has one commendable virtue, every and each incident is a recited and well known fact'."; Brignano's Black Americans in Autobiography, No. 679]. 8vo, dark brown cloth, 402 pages [followed by 8 pages of ads]. Although published anonymously in the form of a slave narrative, the book is in fact a work of fiction; the author was "a white Kentuckian and schoolteacher turned, rather ardently, abolitionist" [Jackson's A History of Afro-American Literature, p. 129]. Photos available upon request. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANSFIELD PARK.

      G. Routledge and Co. London. 1857 - First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.3 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half dark red calf, raised bands. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the spine hinges and board edges but overall this is still an attractive, good quality, early binding. Routledge issued all six of Austen's novels, in five books (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion together as usual) in their Railway Library series, starting with Sense and Sensibilty and Pride and prejudice in 1852 but waiting five years before issuing the other three books. Austen's works are notoriously difficult to find in any early bindings, whether publishers cloth (or in the case of this volume, coloured paper boards) or, like this volume, bound at the time in leather. Most copies were literally read to bits, resulting in the books needing to be rebound at a later date. ---- Keynes. Jane Austen. A Bibliography. No 108. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farina: A Legend of Cologne

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1857 - Hardcover. First Edition of author's second novel. RARE INSCRIBED COPY: "F. Maxse/ from his friend/ GM." George Meredith (1828-1909) was an important author and poet of the Victorian era. He was a friend to many major figures of his time including William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and J.M. Barrie. This book is inscribed to Frederick Augustus Maxse, his dearest friend, who was a hero of the Crimean War. Meredith's book, Beauchamp's Career, was based on the political career of Maxse. In his bibliography of Victorian fiction, Michael Sadleir described Farina as scarce, saying "few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than [this and three others]." Bound in the original apple-green cloth. It has been professionally recased. The binding is rubbed and soiled but still very nice (According to Sadleir, the binding was both unusual and easily soiled.) Interior pages are clean and bright. Includes July 1857 publisher's catalog. With bookplate of the noted book collector, H. Bradley Martin. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box with paper title and author label to spine. An exceptional association copy in the extremely scarce original cloth. 244 pages plus 16 page publisher catalog. LIT/120312. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James A. Garfield?s signed copy of ?The Poetical Works of John Milton? including ?Paradise Lost.?

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book signed ?J. A. Garfield / Hiram. June 1st 1857? on first free flyleaf. ?The / Poetical Works / of / John Milton. / With Life. ? Complete Edition. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. 523 gilt-edged pages, 4? x 6.5?. ?Copperheads? penciled by Garfield inside back cover. Dampstained at edges of front pastedown, first free flyleaf, and three sheets preceding ?Contents.? Ga

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        Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857.

      Rembrandt Peale, Philadelphia 1857 - Peale, Rembrandt. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857. 8vo., 1 page. To H. P. Beck Esq. Dear Sir. / Learning that you are now at home, Mrs. Peale in returning the pictures you were so kind to lend her, / expresses her sincere thanks for the favor. And I must add that I am sure you will be pleased with the success of her copy. / Respectfully yours / Rembrandt Peale". "Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860) was an American artist and museum keeper, the second son of Charles Wilson Peale, A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties." - wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        EXIL ET CAPTIVITE DE NAPOLEON extraits du Memorial de Saint-Helene par le Comte de Las-Cases [etc.]

      Paris: Renault et Cie.. ND (1857). 1st edition. Royal 8vo, pp. iv, 224. . [Bound together with] "Souvenirs de la Vie Politique et Intime, Anecdotes, Episodes faits et Paroles Memorables du Grand Homme et du Grand Empereur", pp. 90, NP, ND, not illustrated. Originally issued in green illustrated card covers, now recently re-bound, retaining the original wraps, in a beige cloth hard-cover binding, with gilt lettering to the spine. A very scarce item, WorldCat locating only two copies, and no auction records shown. Contents show occasional light foxing, but are otherwise quite bright and unmarked, except for a former owner's name (M. E. Bassett, Bordeaux, 1931), written in red pencil on the side of the title page, and a small (25 cent piece size) circular rubber stamp, also on the title page. The original front cover appears to have been glued to the frontispiece, and the glue has darkened portions of the margins of the latter. The boards are only very slightly soiled. Overall, in good plus, to very good, condition. The text is in French. .

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