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        Australien entuorfen und gezeichnet von C.F. Weiland

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

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        Nebraska and Kansas

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

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

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

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        Les fleurs du mal.

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

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        A NEW MAP OF LOUISIANA WITH ITS CANALS, ROADS & DISTANCES FROM PLACE TO PLACE, ALONG THE STAGE & STEAM BOAT ROUTES

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

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        Italië. Reisherinneringen.

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

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

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

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        Damascus

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

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

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

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

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

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        Literary melange

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Das Uenglinger Tor in Stendal. Aquarell und Tuschfeder.

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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        HISTORY OF THE SPIRIT LAKE MASSACRE! AND OF MISS ABIGAIL GARDINER'S THREE MONTH CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS ACCORDING TO HER OWN ACCOUNT

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

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

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

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        REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY, MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Paris: Bailliere, 1857. <p>Morel, Bénédict Augustin (1809-73). Traité des dégénérescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l&#39;espèce humaine. Text and atlas. xix, 700pp. (text); 23pp., 12 lithograph plates. Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857. 210 x 133 mm. (text); 306 x 220 mm. (atlas). Text bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, slightly worn; atlas in quarter calf, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, spine a little worn, small splits in lower hinges mended. Text volume a bit toned, otherwise very good.</p><p>First Edition, complete with the atlas, often not found with the text. "The main support for the theory of mental illness as regression, which dominated psychiatric practice for several decades. Morel described and illustrated the nature, causes and signs of human degeneration. He focused on physical signs but also included various intellectual and moral deviations. This led to the classification of criminals and geniuses as types of degenerates or deviates along with the insane and neurotic. Morel emphasized the hereditary factor and his work helped bring about a de-emphasis on therapeutic work in the psychiatry of his time. The atlas reproduces by lithography some of the earliest photographs of the insane" (Garrison-Morton 4933.1). </p>

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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

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

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

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

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

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

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        New Zealand, or Zealandia, the Britain of the south : with two maps and seven coloured views / by Charles Hursthouse, a New Zealand colonist, and former visitor in the United States, the Canadas, the Cape Colony, and Australia.

      Edward Stanford, London 1857 - London : Edward Stanford, 1857. 2 v. (xv, 328; vii, 329-664 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm. Rebacked in blue leather. Raised spine bands. Gold-stamped rules and titling to spine. Original decorated blue cloth boards retained. New endpapers. Original boards show wear (especially to extremities) and soiling. Text block shows some wear, soiling, and foxing. Plates show foxing and some staining. Historical background, physical features, natural history, the Maori, Government, agriculture, pastoral farming, land regulations and immigration. Bagnall, 2743. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The fairy family: a series of ballads & metrical tales illustrating the fairy mythology of Europe.

      Longmans, Brown [et al.], London 1857 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 283, [1], 4 (ads); engraved frontispiece and title-p., wood-engraved tailpiece, all by Edward Burne-Jones; a little wear and cracking at spine ends, but generally a good, sound copy or better in orig. green cloth, pictorial gilt-decorated spine, spine a little sunned. Burne-Jones's first book appearance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life of George Washington

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Co., 1857-1859., 1857. The Illustrated Edition, with engraved portraits, maps and views throughout. 5 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary mid brown half calf with two black title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Discreet blue ownership stamp to first blank of each volume. Text and plates clean with superb impression of the plates. A very handsome set.

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        Abbildungen österreichischer Rindvieh-Racen. Vienna, Kaiserliche Konigliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1859. With 27 numbered chromo-lithographed plates. Oblong folio text volume (34×46 cm) in original cloth-backed lithographed wrappers, the plates (each 33.5×45.5 cm) loose as issued, preserved together in the original gold- and blind-stamped blue cloth box (36.5×50 cm).

      KVK (5 copies); Nissen, ZBI 4518. Rare and finely produced work on cattle with 27 plates of bovine animals after photographs taken on the Landwirthschafliche Ausstellung in the Augarten (Vienna), held in May 1857. The plates are divided into 9 categories, arranged per species, area or country where they originate from (Pinzgau, Mürztal, Lavanttal, Tyrol, Voralberg, Egerland, Mahren, Hungaria, and foreign species (i.a cattle from Switzerland and Würtemberg, Germany). The text volume supplies each plate with an explanatory text.Spine and edges of box used; library stamp on title-page; some foxing throughout. A fine work on cattle with chromo-lithographed plates.

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        Miscellanies: prose and verse

      Bradbury & Evans, 1855-, London 1857 - Four volumes, octavo; contemporary green half calf, worn but good. First edition: an attractive four-volume set of Thackeray, collecting the best of his early journalism and writings for the serials, including his The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves, which originally appeared in Punch in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of the Defence of Kars, Historical and Military. From Authentic Documents, and from Notes taken by the Several Officers serving on the Staff of Her Majesty&#39;s Commissioner with the Ottoman Army in Asia Minor. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel C. Tees

      London: Richard Bentley, 1857. Pp. xx, 344. five tinted lithographs, folding colour lithographed map, large double folding tinted lithograph view of the town mounted on a tab. Full calf binding, gilt framed, ornate gilt spine, gilt-stamped leather spine label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Inscribed on the front blank from S.K. Mainwaring, Eton Election 1861. Covers very lightly scuffed, foxing to the map, small oval embossed stamp in the white space on both folding plates of the Topographical Statistical Depot, War Department, otherwise a very good copy, handsome on the shelf.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

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        Theoria Motus - Theory of the Motion of the Heavenly Bodies Moving About the Sun in Conic Sections

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1857 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH; THE MOST IMPORTANT TREATISE ON THE THEORY OF ORBITS IN THE 19TH CENTURY; original brown cloth binding with gold lettering on spine; the pages are clean and unmarked except for staining on the top of the first hundred pages or so going into the page an inch in the worst case (not really that bad); some foxing to the pages otherwise very good; the covers have some wear and soiling yet remain in very good condition; Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nederlandsche Kleederdragten / Costumes des Pays-Bas.

      Naar de natuur getekend door Valentyn Bing en Braet von Ueberfeldt.1e serie, 56 handcol. lithogr.plts.F.Buffa en Zonen, Amsterdam 1857.(53x37cm) w. 14 accomp. textleaves, contemp. gilt mor., large folio. One of the finest costume books published in The Netherlands.

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        Map of Rockingham Co. New Hampshire from Practical Surveys.

      Smith & Coffin, Philadelphia 1857 - Wall map, 56 x 56 inches, in full period hand colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive, detailed wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Chace evidently received at least some of his training with R. P. Smith and J. H. French's survey of New York, the most ambitious and advanced mapping project for any American state up to its time. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace conducted surveys of more than twenty counties in seven northeastern states. Rockingham is New Hampshire's only coastal county. Each township is individually coloured. There are two large inset street plans of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), and seventeen smaller insets for other county towns and villages. The map is ornamented by fifteen finely engraved vignettes that show notable buildings and residences in the county, including the Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. Not in Rumsey who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map. Phillips, America , p.751; Ristow, pp. 387-88. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Virginians. A tale of the last century

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1857-59. "First edition in the original 24 monthly parts, 8vo, 48 plates, illustrations in text, original yellow printed wrappers, a few minor repairs to backstrips, wrapper to vol. I soiled, but generally a very good to fine set with the earliest state of all the adverts, and with virtually all the required inserted slips, except the Straber ad in part 5, the specimen pages of Knight&#39;s Popular History at the back of part 17, the family medicine insert at the back of part 19, the accident slip at the back of part 20, and the publisher&#39;s catalogue in part 24. This set with the bookseller label of John Camden Hotten on four of the parts. Contained in two matching slipcases with chemises. Van Duzer 232"

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        A Monograph of the Birds Forming the Tanagrine Genus Calliste; Illustrated by Coloured Plates of all the Known Species

      John Van Voorst 1857 - Sclater's own copy with his signature on ffep. 45 hand-colored lithographs executed from drawings by OUDART. Colored map of Tropical America frontispiece. First 14 plates have been numbered in ink with plate and page numbers (presumably by Sclater). Lead white discoloration around the images of some of the birds has been professionally cleaned. Original brown cloth with blind-stamped decorations and gilt-stamped title on front cover. Professionally rebacked. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        INAUGURATION DE LA GARE DE RENNES - 1857 -

      1857 - un volume, reliure bradel pleine toile beige in-folio (cloth-bound in-folio), dos long (spine without raised band), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets or (gilt lines), titre frappé or (gilt title), pièce de titre sur fond noir avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), orné de 10 lithographies en noir sur fond jaune par Paillard et E. Vaumort, légers trous de vers en marge des gravures (wormhole isolated), 7 pages, 1857 Rennes Editions Oberthur Editeur, Recueil de 10 lithographies imp. par Oberthur au format in-folio représentant les fêtes données les 26, 27 & 28 Avril 1857 à l'occasion de l'inauguration de la gare de Rennes., précédé d'un compte-rendu de 7 pages par A.-G. de la Guistière.TRES RARE.INTROUVABLE.bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Lower Canada Shewing the Proposed Land Agencies and the Townships distinct from the Seigniories

      Crown Lands Office, Toronto 1857 - Size : 535x1485 (mm), 21x58.375 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, browning along the folds, joints reinforced. Laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de la SUISSE PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES, LES ROUTES ET LES CHEMINS DE FER, LES VILLES INDUSTRIELLES, LES LIEUX REMARQUABLES PAR DES CURIOSITÉS NATURELLES. les principales mines exploitées et les établisemments d'eau minerale A new illustrated map of Switzerland presenting the physical and political divisions, the roads and railways, the industrial towns, remarkable places of natural curiosities. The major active mines and mineral water establishments. .

      Paris. 1857 - Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Size: 84 x 59.5 cm. Very good condition An interesting view of Switzerland from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various Swiss cities and regions on both sides of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area as well as its architecture and landscape. These include Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich among others. The actual map has industrial centres, mines, major roads and railways, and places of interest 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, from which this map is taken.

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        The Virginians. A tale of the last century.

      Bradbury & Evans 1857-59, London - First edition in the original 24 monthly parts, 8vo, 48 plates, illustrations in text, original yellow printed wrappers, a few minor repairs to backstrips, wrapper to vol. I soiled, but generally a very good to fine set with the earliest state of all the adverts, and with virtually all the required inserted slips, except the Straber ad in part 5, the specimen pages of Knight's Popular History at the back of part 17, the family medicine insert at the back of part 19, the accident slip at the back of part 20, and the publisher's catalogue in part 24. This set with the bookseller label of John Camden Hotten on four of the parts. Contained in two matching slipcases with chemises. Van Duzer 232 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De zending van graaf van Elgin naar China en Japan in 1857, 1858, 1859.Utrecht, Nolet and son, [1860]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 5 full-page chromolithographed plates, 3 lithographed maps (2 folding), some letterpress tables in text. Contemporary blue calf, purple textured cloth sides.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 547; Cordier, Sincia, col. 2376; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); NCC (same 3 copies). Very rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of an account of Lord Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857 to 1859, written by the diplomat, traveller and secretary to Lord Elgin during the Washington negotiations of the reciprocity treaty with Canada in 1846, Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888). The plates depict a reception tent of the Royal commissioner at Tahkoo, the signing of the Tientsin treaty, a view of Mount Fuji, tea gardens in the vicinity of Yedo (Tokyo) and a Japanese funeral. The maps show the course of the rivers Yangtze, Pei ho (Hai), Woosung (Suzhou Creek) and Ningpo (Yong).In very good condition, with some foxing. Bindings worn and cracked at the hinges and corners. Dutch translation of Elgin's mission to China and Japan.

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        THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID.

      London, Dean and Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857.Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration occupying 3 / 4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of a scarce delightful book. The only copies we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Flora von Salzburg (Skizzen zu einer naturhistorischen Topographie des Herzogthumes Salzburg, Erster Band).

      Salzburg, Mayr'sche Buchhandlung, 1857.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. VIII + 243 Seiten + 4 Porträt-Tafeln + 1 gefaltete Landkarte. Ca. 21 cm x ca. 14,5 cm. Leineneinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel. - 1. Abtheilung: Geschichte der botanischen Forschungen in Salzburg von Heinrich Reithenbeck. / 2. Abtheilung: Systematische Ãœbersicht der Familien, Gattungen und Arten der Flora von Salzburg von Franz Storch. / 3. Abtheilung: Die Vegetationsverhältnisse des Kronlandes Salzburg von Anton El. Sauter. / Anhang: Hilfsmittel zum Studium der Pflanzenkunde, botanische Vereine, Pflanzensammlungen und Literatur zur Flora von Salzburg. - Stafleu, Cowan: Taxonomic Literature 13.212 (... Sauter (1858) states that he should not have been cited as the author of parts; Storch did most of the work...) - Sehr selten.. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, durchweg mehr oder weniger braunfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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