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        The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

      George Routedge & Sons, Farringdon Street, London 1857 - Superb Art Nouveau binding by T. Hatchard (signed in front turn-in) in full pebbled dark green morocco with elegant gilt-stamped and heavy gilt stippling on both covers and spine consisting of long flowing stems and stylized petals and blossoms. Spine with five raised bands, one panel with lettering and the other five with a variant but complementary design stamped in gilt. Finely gilt dentelles and edges of boards, original yellow endsheets. A.E.G. Famous Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian work containing poetry by most of the celebrated poets of the day and superb woodcut illustrations engraved by the Dalziels including Millais, Arthur Hughes, Gilbert, Foster, Tenniel, Dalziel, and many, many more. Some foxing internally, especially to early leaves, else fine. Binding is pristine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Atlas de Geographie Commercial et Industriel

      Paris 1857. Atlas mit 7 prachtvollen Karten. Welt, Europa, Amerika Nrod, Amerika Süd, Afrika, Asien und Ozeanien. Alle Karten mit Randansichten und Beschreibung von Flora und Fauna, Einband in Hartkarton mit Goldprägung, koloriert, Stahlstich, 66 x 47. Zustand: Einband mit starken Gebrauchspuren

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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        Travels and Discoveries of North and Central Africa

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857-8.. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,, 1857-8.. Being a journal of an expedition undertaken under the auspices of H. B. M.'s Government, in the years 1849-1855. 5 volumes, octavo (222 x 137 mm). Original dark green straight-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorated panels to boards in blind, cream endpapers in Volumes I, II, and III, red-brown endpapers with advertisements in Volumes IV and V. 61 lithographic plates, all tinted apart from one, drawn by J. M. Bernatz, after sketches by Dr. Barth, and printed by Hanhart, numerous woodcuts in text, and 15 partially coloured folding maps engraved by Edward Weller. Contemporary ownership inscription of George H. Witherle, of Castine in Maine, to front free endpaper in each volume. Spines a little darkened and gently cocked, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, both inner hinges in Volumes I, IV, and V as well as the rear inner hinge in Volumes II and III delicately restored. First editions throughout and unusual thus. Barth studied archaeology, science, and law at the University of Berlin, as well as geography under Carl, graduating in 1844. In 1845, he set out on a journey to Tunisia and Libya, returning to Europe two years later by way of the Sinai Peninsula, travelling through Palestine, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. 'In 1849, on the recommendation of Bunsen and Ritter, and the Prussian ambassador in London, Barth was appointed to an expedition under the direction of the British explorer James Richardson, who had been selected by the British government to open up commercial relationships with the sub-Saharan states of North Africa' (Howgego). During this extraordinary five-year expedition, Barth explored large parts of the region, including the Libyan desert, the Sahara, and the Sudan, as well as becoming 'the first European to penetrate Agades officially' (Carr, The Nomad's Path, p. 30). The resulting five-volume work is one of the key works on North and Central Africa written during the 19th century, providing extensive information on the different languages, traditions, religious practices, and political institutions of the region.

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        The Spendthrift, A Tale

      London - George Routledge and Co., 1857. London - George Routledge and Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Spendthrift,A Taleis a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz) with engraved frontispiece andplates. First edition. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882) was an English artist, famous as Phiz, illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally,sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing andmarks to boards, slight splitting to cloth to joints which are firm. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Brightbut with occasional spots and handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Atlas of the Engravings to Illustrate and Pictorially Explain the Locomotive Engine in all its Phases

      London - John Weale, 1857. London - John Weale, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce illustratedbook with fourteen copper-plate engravings including some fold-out diagrams to describe the workings of the locomotive engine. By G. Drysdale Dempsey C. E. Consisting of examples of engines of the broad and narrow gauge, the link motion, etc. including the History of the Locomotive Engine, Details of the Locomotive Engine and otherplans. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally sound but with slight wear to extremities, slight stains and marks to boards and splitting to cloth to spine. Hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly boundbut with someclosed tears. With slight scattered spotting, marks and marginal tidemarksto pages and ink stains to rear endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

      London- George Routledge and Co., 1857. London- George Routledge and Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thomas Percy's collection of old heroic ballads and songs, in a decorative cloth binding, with eight beautifully engraved illustrations. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial detail. F. Jacson's signature on the title page. Textblock edged in gilt. Eightblack and white plates including frontis. Consists of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of a later date - title page. Thomas Percy (17291811) was a writer and Church of Ireland bishop of Dromore, whose most important and influential work was theReliques of Ancient English Poetry. Most of Percy's contemporaries welcomed the Reliques as a powerful blast of fresh air. Poetry has been absolutely redeemed by it, wrote Wordsworth. Several generations of poets felt its influence: Blake, Coleridge, Keats, Rossetti, Morris, Swinburne, and many lesser lights. Scott, both as novelist and ballad-editor, owed a debt to the book, as did figures such as Burger, Herder, and the Grimm brothers in Germany, and by extension European Romanticism in general - DNB. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington, b. 1826, the writer on Spain. He succeeded to the Newton Hall estate and Widdrington name in 1856. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean, with very occasional spots and some foxing to the plates and tissues guards. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated Into Human Nature

      London - W. Kent and Co, 1857. London - W. Kent and Co, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustrated first edition of these famous fables. Featuring twenty-two fables including The Dog and the Wolf and The Hare and the Tortoise. Illustrated throughout by Charles H. Bennett, and engraved by Swain. Charles Henry Bennett was a prolific Victorian illustrator who pioneered techniques in comic illustration. Condition: Rebound in a half cloth binding and paper covered boards. Externally, marks to the boards, and light wear to extremities. Slight damp staining to the rear board. Both hinges are strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with some leaves working loose. Tears and slight loss to the text block edges, not encroaching on text. Marginal tide marks throughout and scattered spotting, although bright. Overall: FAIR..

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        Le Roman D'Une Femme

      Paris - Libraire Nouvelle, 1857. Paris - Libraire Nouvelle, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of Le Roman D'Une Femme by Alexandre Dumas, fils. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Uncommon. Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1824 1895, was a French author and dramatist. He was the illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas, pre, also a writer and playwright. During 1831 his father legally recognized him and ensured that the young Dumas received the best education possible at the Institution Goubaux and the Collge Bourbon. At that time, the law allowed the elder Dumas to take the child away from his mother. Her agony inspired Dumas fils to write about tragic female characters. In almost all of his writings, he emphasized the moral purpose of literature. It was as dramatist that Dumas was most successful. During 1874, he was admitted to the Acadmie franaise and in 1894 he was awarded the Lgion d'honneur. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have some slight browning to the page edges, with intermittent background spotting. There is slightly browned watermarking from page 37 to page 180, that does not affect the visibility of the text. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        1857 CHARLES the FIFTH William ROBERTSON W. Prescott

      London - George Routledge & Co., 1857. London - George Routledge & Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright one volume edition of Charles the Fifth by William Robertson. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. In one volume, complete. With Geo. Robertson's bookbinder's ink stamp on the front free-endpaper. With a prize nameplate from Geelong Ladies College. William Robertson, 1721 1793, was a Scottish historian and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He was educated in Dalkeith and at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied divinity. He became minister at Gladsmuir in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. During his lifetime, Robertson became Royal Chaplain to George III , Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Royal Historiographer. He was also a member of the Poker Club. Robertson was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland. William Hickling Prescott, 1796 1859, was an American historian, known for his books The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic and The History of the Conquest of Mexico. Prescott graduated from Harvard in 1814. He made an extended tour in Europe, and on his return to America he married, and abandoning the idea of a legal career, resolved to devote himself to literature. In all his works Prescott displayed great research, impartiality, and an admirable narrative power. He was a man of amiable and benevolent character, and enjoyed the friendship of many of the most distinguished men in Europe as well as in America. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge is strained and pagesiii-vi are starting to come away, but still firmly attached. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and clean, with some scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. There are ink stamps and signatures on the front free-endpaper and front blank. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Culture de la truffe

      Paris, 1857. Plaquette in / 8, couverture imprimée, 32 p. L'auteur fut négociant en truffes noires, à Montagnac (Basses Alpes). Il y détaille, l'origine et la nature de la truffe, les variétés, la culture du chêne truffier, terrains et climats propices au chênes truffiers, semis de glands, plans de jeunes chênes. Français relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        'It is Never Too Late to Mend'. A Matter of Fact Romance

      London - Richard Bentley, 1857. London - Richard Bentley, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Reade's nineteenth-century novel, and later play, in a half calf binding. New Edition. With the pictorial bookplate of Henry Stuart Maclean Jack to the front pastedown. Charles Reade (8 June 1814 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. 'It Is Never Too Late to Mend'was first published in 1856, andwas later turned into a play. It tells the story of aruthless squire whobecomes obsessed with a younger woman and conspires to have her lover framed and sent to jail. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Fading to the spine. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although the first and last few pages are detached from the rest of the textblock. Some spots to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean. Small stain to fore-edge. Ink inscription to first blank, dated 1917. Overall: GOOD..

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        Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet / by M. l'Abbe Huc [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857-1858 - Very good copies recased with the original spines laid back. Original contemporary binding of pebble-grained blue cloth, with blind-tooled panel borders. Minor library marks. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Very good copies recased with the original spines laid back. Original contemporary binding of pebble-grained blue cloth, with blind-tooled panel borders. Minor library marks. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Oeuvres de Piron

      Paris - G. Charpentier et Cie, 1857. Paris - G. Charpentier et Cie, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works by Alexis Piron (July 1689 January 1773), a French epigrammatist and dramatist, with an introduction about the author by Louis douard Fournier (18571917), a French painter and illustrator. Includes two of his plays, 'La Metromanie' and 'Arlequin-Deucalon' as well as many of his poems and sonnets. In French. Condition: In a halfmorocco binding with marbled boards. Externally sound with slight rubbing. Internally, generally bright and lightly foxed throughout. Some marginal tidemarks. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Wanderungen durch die mittel-amerikanischen Freistaaten Nicaragua, Honduras und San Salvador. Mit Hinblick auf deutsche Emigration und deutschen Handel.

      Braunschweig, Georg Westermann, 1857.. 21 x 14,5 cm. 516 Seiten und 2 gefaltete Karten. Schlichter Halbleinenband der Zeit.. *Erste Ausgabe. - Vortitel lichtgebräunt, ansonsten sauber und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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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 Wendell 1857 - "Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey" With 346 Plates EMORY, 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Little Dorrit. 2 vols.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Nice clean copy bound in one contemporary halfleatherbinding richly gilt on spine. Plates weakly browning in outer margin (c. 3 mm), otherwise clean.. Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". Lacking errata slip

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        A handsome oil portrait, signed by the artist, of Washington Irving

      In fine condition..27.5 x 21.5 inches in a simple (and probably original) wooden oak frame. On the back of the canvas are the large neat block letters identifying the subject. Charles A. Gray was born in Iowa in 1857. He painted portraits of Presidents McKinley and Garfield and playwright Eugene O'Neil, among others. This copy of the popular image of Irving was undoubtedly made to sell in his gallery. Gray made similar copies of other prominent American literary figures, including Harriet Beecher Stowe. A fine portrait of Irving after a famous photographic portrait that proliferated during the author's final years. The genesis of the photograph is not certain, but it was believed to have been taken circa 1850 by John Plumbe, sometime associate of Mathew Brady. Brady is known to have sold copies of the portrait in various sizes at his studio.

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      Edward Moxon, London 1857 - Superbly bound in full crushed green morocco with bold gilt embossed strapwork and floral design on both covrers and ornately on spine, by "J. Wright." John Wright was an accomplished bookbinder in the mid 19th Century whose bindings were described by Ramsden "a binder of the highest order." The Moxon Tennyson is heralded as containing the very first wide selection of art by the Pre-Raphaelites, only seven years after the publication of the Germ. With over 60 superb woodcut illustrations, the edition was reprinted many times in following years, but the original 1857 edition, with a medallion portrait of Tennyson by Thomas Woolner as frontispiece, remains the book of choice for any PRB collector. A superb fine copy with no browntoning or wear to any of the pages. Binding is also fine, with very minimal wear to top and bottom of spine. Scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Little Dorrit. 2 vols.

      1857 1857 - London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Nice clean copy bound in one contemporary halfleatherbinding richly gilt on spine. Plates weakly browning in outer margin (c. 3 mm), otherwise clean. * Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". Lacking errata slip. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Chronik oder geschichtliche, ortskundige und statistische Beschreibung des Kantons Bern, alten Theils, in alphabetischer Ordnung, von den ältesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart: nach den zuverlässigen Quellen verfasst.

      Bern, Stämpflische Verlagsbuchhandlung und Zürich, Friedrich Schluthess, 1857.. XVII, 12 Seiten Subkribentenverzeichnis, 712 Seiten, 6 Aquatintatafeln mit den Ansichten von Bern, Aarwangen, Burgdorf, Nidau, Thun und Laupen. Späterer stabiler Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Schnitt und Seiten wie immer gebräunt und teilweise fleckig, Ansichten von Aarwangen, Laupen, Burgdorf und Thun mit Bleistift auf Rückseite bekritzelt, Burgdor, Nidau mit Flecken, Thun randliche Rissstelle 1.5 cm. Rücken berieben. Block stabil, dem Alter entsprechend sonst gut erhalten. Für Versand im Ausland Zuschlag Paketpost 2 kg..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hanfgarten]
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        Little Dorrit. 2 vols.

      . London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Nice clean copy bound in one contemporary halfleatherbinding richly gilt on spine. Plates weakly browning in outer margin (c. 3 mm), otherwise clean. * Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". Lacking errata slip..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., [nach 1857].. 1 ½ SS. Gr.-8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. Wohl kurz nach ihrer Hochzeit an ihren Schwiegervater Erzherzog Franz, dem sie zum Geburtstag gratuliert: "Il est bien triste que vous ne soyez pas avec nous votre jour de naissance mais j'essaies de vous souhaiter votre fete en Allemand pour vous faire plus de plaisir et j'espere que je reussirai; quoique je ne connaisse pas encore l'ecriture Allemande vous pourrez toujours lire ma lettre [...] Adieu Mon cher Papa je vous embrasse de tout mon coeur, et je suis pour la vie Votre affectionnee et respectueuse fille | Charlotte". - Auf Briefpapier mit schwarzem Trauerrand, verso Montagespuren. - Beiliegend eine Auflistung mehrerer Bücher mit detailierten Anweisungen für den Buchbinder.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN EVELYN, Esq. F.R.S. Author of the Sylva. To which is subjoined, The Private Correspondence between King Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas and between Sir Edward Hyde and Sir Richard Browne. Edited from the original Mss at Wotton by William Bray. New Edition, Corrected, Revised and enlarged

      Henry Colburn & Co. London. 1857. Henry Colburn & Co. London. 1857. NEW EDITION. Four volumes. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 inches). Portrait frontispieces in volumes one and two. A fine clean set in contemporary leather bindings of half plum morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with diagonal gilt bands. Compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on the boards. Marbled endpapers. Previous owners neat bookplate on the front paste down endpapers of each volume. All edges marbled. Some rubbing to the boards and all four spines showing uniform fading but still an attractive little set.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        16 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, Jerusalem u. Beirut, 1857-1861.. Zus. 64 S., 8° bis 4°.. Dequevauviller, der neben seiner Muttersprache Französisch auch noch Latein, Griechisch, Persisch, Arabisch und Kurdisch sprach, lernte in Persien, wo er 25 Jahre unterrichtete, Bischof Valerga, den Patriarchen von Jerusalem kennen, dessen Generalvikar er später werden sollte. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Tlw. Knickspuren bzw. kl. Randläsuren. -

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        Journal of the Constitutional Convention, of the Territory of Minnesota, Begun and Held in the City of Saint Paul, Capital of Said Territory, on Monday, the Thirteenth Day of July, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-seven

      St. Paul: Earle S. Goodrich State Printer, Pioneer and Democrat Office, 1857 - 209 p. Appendixes include the Enabling Act; Legislative Act Providing for the Expenses of the Constitutional Convention; the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, an Amendment to the Constitution, approved March 9, 1858; Vote upon Constitution, with tallies by county, and the volume also has an Analytical Index to the Constitution of Minnesota. H.H. Sibley, later a governor of the state, was elected president pro tem. This is the journal of the Democrats' Constitutional Convention. Theodore C. Blegen, author of Minnesota: A History of the State (University of Minnesota Press, 1963), explained "., Minnesota had two constitutional conventions [one Democrat, the other Republican], both functioning at the same time in the same building." The two never met as a single body, but eventually the two official, signed, constitutions were produced and still exist separately. However, a joint committee worked out a compromise that still serves the state, with some amendments agreed to by the populace. Original buckram [?] cover with pasted label, very good with a few light spots, small dent in upper edge of back cover, three very tiny worm or moth holes at back spine. The first 64 pages are browning, but not brittle; the remaining pages are very, very good. There are two spots and some light foxing at endpapers. An inscription is clearly written but a little hard to decipher, but it may have said , "Mr Wilford J. Whitefield from [or to?] his daughter Mrs. John H. Law," with additions indicating that the volume was presented to the Minnesota Historical Society, with the penciled date 12 Oct. 35. The seller offering this book purchased it some years ago as part of a large lot for which MHS took bids from booksellers. Not listed in Library of Congress catalog [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        XXXI. Memoir on the Resultant of a System of two Equations; XXXII. On the Symmetric Functions of the Roots of certain Systems of two Equations; XXXIII. A Memoir on the Conditions for the Existence of given Systems of Equalities among the Roots of an Equation; XXXIV. Tables of the Sturmian Functions of the Second, Third, Fourth snd Fifth Degrees. Received December 18,1856, - Read January 8, 1857.

      (Ldn.,Royal Society 1857).. Ausgebunden aus: [The Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 147 (1857)]. kl.4°. 33 S. (S.703-736). Okart., Einband etwas fleckig mit einem kleineren sauber geklebten Einriss, hs. Notiz mit Bleistift (Nummerierung) auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie eine weitere Notiz auf dessen Innenseite, durchgänige Knickspur in der Mitte des Blattes, Seiten stellenweise stock- und fingerfleckig, eine Seiten mit hs. Anmerkungen mit Bleistift am Seitenrand, insgesamt trotz einiger Mängel gut erhalten. Angebunden:: Addition to Memoir on the Resultant of a System of two Equations. [The Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 158 (1868)]. S. 173-180 - mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers an Ernst Eduard Kummer..

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        "Harzlandschaft bei Rabensberg" originales Aquarell über Tuschfeder ca. 33x42cm; links unten signiert, bezeichnet "Rabensberg" und datiert "27.Jul. 1857"

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        Photographic Views of Lewes. Accompanied by brief descriptions

      Lewes: J.T. Case, (1857). . Lewes: J.T. Case, (1857). . Sole edition, one of 7 copies, small 4to, being a 4 page printed booklet with a vignette albumen photograph to the title, and 13 albumen photographic plates, held loose in the original gilt titled cloth folder. Some foxing to the photographs, spine of the folder with some wear. A exceedingly scarce collection of some of the earliest photographs of Lewes. Case was encouraged by Mark Anthony Lower to publish this work, who provides an introduction and suggests that a second series might appear if it proved a success. This never happened, but Case did become a professional photographer with his wife producing cartes des visite. Gernsheim 66. Only seven copies are known to have been produced, of which two are incomplete.

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        La Sainte-Chapelle de Paris apres les restaurations. Commencees par M. Duban, terminees par M. Lassus. Ouvrage execute sous la direction de M. V. Calliat.

      Paris, Bance 1857.. 2°. 6 Bll., 77 Taf. auf 48 Bll. in Stahlstich (die letzten 6 Bll. in Chromolithogr.). HLn. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Rü. retaur., Vors. erneuert. Stellenw. leicht stockfleckig.. Guilhermy, Ferdinand de (1809-1878)

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      [Boston: Published by Ticknor and Fields, 1857]. [Boston: Published by Ticknor and Fields, 1857]. (TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD) 8vo. Engraved title to second volume only. Two volumes bound in one. Nineteenth century brown cloth, leather label with gilt letters at foot of spine of Y[oung] M[en's] M[ercantile] L[ibrary] A[ssociation] [of Cinncinnati]. Label quite rubbed, cloth frayed and rubbed along joints and extremities, shaken, lacking leaves preceding dedication leaf other than blank, marginal browning, ex-library with lettering on spine, bookplate removed, stamp on a leaf, else a good copy . With "Wm. Howard Taft Sept. 1873" on the blank at front with a notation underneath "A reward for carelessness." This would have been his last year at Woodword High School in Cincinnati prior to his admission to Yale

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        Dictionnaire francais-arabe. Qamus firansawi arabi.

      Beirut, Imprimerie Catholique, 1857.. (4), 714, (2) SS. Blindgeprägter roter Lederband der Zeit. Marmorvorsätze. 8vo.. Recht früher Druck aus der von der Beiruter Jesuitenmission 1848 gegründeten, seit 1854 tätigen Katholischen Druckerei (vgl. Le livre et le Liban 335). - Leicht gebräunt. Aus der Sammlung des jüdischen Philologen David Simon Blondheim (1884-1934) mit dessen Exlibris am Spiegel. - OCLC 255376703.

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        Autographed Letter Signed about his "caloric" engine invention

      , 1857. 1857. unbound. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, no place, August 8, 1857. Rare and early autographed letter signed by the Swedish-born American engineer and inventor of advances in ship-building, regarding his "caloric" (steam) engine invention, in part: "...Of course we cannot test our obion system unless we have a boat that will float in open water and, if we fail, you then meant, a tight boat to put the caloric engine into..." Blind-stamped in the upper left corner. Blue wax-crayon checkmark through the date; light glue stain on the back; natural folds. Very good(-) condition.

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        Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet / by M. l'Abbe Huc [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857-1858. London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857-1858, 1857. 1st Edition in this form. Very good copies recased with the original spines laid back. Original contemporary binding of pebble-grained blue cloth, with blind-tooled panel borders. Minor library marks. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.. Very good copies recased with the original spines laid back. Original contemporary binding of pebble-grained blue cloth, with blind-tooled panel borders. Minor library marks. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Light tanning to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. First edition. Trifling rub to upper joint, else very fine and bright. Slipcase a might sun faded. First edition. Imperial 8vo. xx, 196p. Illustrated by Cruikshank with a woodcut after the title and twenty brilliantly hand-colored plates. Bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and gilt framed panels, the upper cover with a series of geometric gilt frames and a very large central figure of Falstaff done in ten colors of onlays, dentelle frames with corner pieces. Original cloth covers with gilt vignette and facsimile of Cruikshank's signature bound in rear. Housed in cloth slipcase. A stunning example of hand-colored Cruikshank etchings and Bayntun onlaid bindings.& Cohn 96.

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        Un été dans le Sahara.

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères 1857 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Michel Lévy frères - 1857 - 294 pages. Reliure demi chagrin vert de l'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs orné et doré. Signet. Pales rousseurs sur la page de titre uniquement. Très bon état. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bergknappen in ihren Berufs- und Familienleben...

      Dresden, Kuntze, 1857.. (29,5 x 40,5 cm). (2) 12 S. Mit getöntem lithographiertem Frontispiz und 47 lithographierten Tondrucktafeln. Original-Leinwandband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration.. Erste Ausgabe seines künstlerisch ansprechenden Tafelwerkes mit Darstellungen aller bergmännischen Tätigkeiten unter und über Tage sowie der weiteren Verarbeitung der Erze. - Heuchler (1799-1879), Professor für Zeichenkunst an der Bergakademie in Freiberg, hat sich "als kunstsinniger Architekt um die künstlerische Entwicklung Freibergs hochverdient gemacht" (Schiffner). - Text stockfleckig, Tafeln wenig betroffen. Einband gering bestoßen und fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Schiffner, Aus dem Leben alter Freiberger Bergstudenten I, 110

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        Synnøve Solbakken.

      Chra., Forlagt af Johan Dahl. 1857. Liten 8vo. Nyere elegant marmorert kartonasjebind med tittel i svart skinn på fordekkelen. 141 s.. Debut. Bindet signert Hanne Jensen, Kbh. Materien med noen bruksspor

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        Ambrotype Portrait of John D. Rockefeller

      Cleveland, Ohio: Wiliam C. North, c. 1857-1858 - ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF THE 19TH CENTURY. Sixth-plate ambrotype (3 3⁄4 x 3 1⁄4 in.), with Rockefeller?s cheeks hand-tinted. Oval brass mat and ornate brass retainers in decorated thermoplastic case with hidden single clasp; decorated red velvet lining. Old manuscript note reading ?J. D. Rockefeller Born July 8, 1839 at Richford, N. Y.? Engraved on the retainer is the photographer?s imprint: ?Wm. C. North Cleveland, O.? Minor specking to painted black areas; lacking seal; one large chip and several minor chips to case. Very good condition. This famous portrait of John D. Rockefeller is the earliest known photograph of the greatest titan of American business and industry. When he sat for this photograph in 1857 or 1858, the 18-year-old Rockefeller was working as a bookkeeper in Cleveland. He began his own business in 1859, built his first oil refinery in 1863, and established Standard Oil in 1870, revolutionizing the nascent petroleum industry. Rockefeller was the wealthiest man in history and the first great modern philanthropist. As a percentage of the United States economy, no other American fortune has ever come close to that of Rockefeller. Apart from the immense fortune his amassed (perhaps $1 billion at the turn of the century) and the national economy he helped fuel with Standard Oil and its descendants, Rockefeller established the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and the Rockefeller Foundation, which for almost a century have been leaders in their fields. ?The rise of the Standard Oil men to great wealth was not from poverty. It was not meteor-like, but accomplished over a quarter of a century by courageous venturing in a field so risky that most large capitalists avoided it, by arduous labors, and by more sagacious and farsighted planning than had been applied to any other American industry? (Allan Nevins). Rockefeller chose this photograph to be the frontispiece to his autobiography, Random Reminiscences of Men and Events, published in 1909 when he seventy. In that book the portrait appeared with the caption: ?Mr. John D. Rockefeller at the age of eighteen.? The Rockefeller Archive Center holds a copy of this image printed on paper (presumably created when the ambrotype was unsealed in order to create the frontispiece for Random Reminiscences). This is one of the most valuable 19th-century American photographic portraits and a centerpiece of any collection of capitalism. Provenance: Rockefeller?s daughter Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871-1962) and her husband, noted New York Republican Party official Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863-1955), with a cut business card bearing a partial inscription: ? [PARME]LEE PRENTICE / 5 West 53rd Street.? Prentice married Rockefeller?s daughter Alta Rockefeller Prentice in 1901, and this photograph descended to their daughter Mary Adeline Prentice Gilbert (1907 ? 1981) and her husband Benjamin Davis Gilbert (1907 ? 1992).

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        "Das Neue Palais".

      . Lithographie mit zwei Tonplatten von Lindemann-Frommel bei Sachse, dat. 1857, 21 x 27,5 cm.. Vgl. Drescher/Kroll Nr. 30; Bötticher, Lindemann-Frommel, II, Nr. 9: Blatt 18 aus der Folge: "Skizzen und Bilder aus Potsdam und der Umgegend". - Sehr breitrandig.

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        Etudes sur la grammaire vedique. Praticakhya du Rig-Veda. (Premiere [-troisieme] lecture .)

      Paris, Imprimerie imperiale 1857 - multiple pagination. 1857-59. Text with French translation and commentary. 3 v. in 2. 21 cm. 315,145 & 299pp. black boards with wear to edges. some foxing to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Die Aussicht vom Brauhausberge". Panoramaansicht mit insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern.

      . Lithographien mit zwei Tonplatten von Lindemann-Frommel bei Sachse, dat. 1857, je 16,5 x 30 cm.. Vgl. Drescher/Kroll Nr. 30; Bötticher, Lindemann-Frommel, II, Nr. 9: Blätter Nr. 19 und 20 aus der Folge "Skizzen und Bilder aus Potsdam und der Umgegend". - In der Ferne Commune, Neues Palais, Belvedere, Neue Orangerie, Windmühle, Sanssouci, Friedenskirche, Ruinenberg, Mühlenberg, Pfingstberg, Pfaueninsel, Brücke von Glienicke und Schloß Babelsberg, im Mittelgrund das Königliche Schloß, die Nikolaikirche und die Dampfmaschine. - Sehr breitrandig.

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        Die Kunstwerke vom Alterthum bis auf die Gegenwart. 120 Stahlstichen. Ein Wegweiser durch das ganze Gebiet der bildenden Kunst.1.Textband, 2. Bildband ( mit Abb. von Kunstwerken aus der ganzen Welt. z.B. Pyramiden, Moscheen, Kirchen, Ausgrabungen) 2 Bände

      Triest Österreichischer Lloyd 1857. 4° 202+1 S.Text mit 1. ganzs. Stahlstich / 120 Tafeln nur mit Stahlstichen, eine farbig. Komplett. Ohldr. Rücken mit vier Bünden u. Goldschrift. Deckelkanten berieben. Innen kaum Flecken marm. Schnitt, schöne feste Bindung . Insgesamt sehr schöne Bände in gutem, nahezu sehr gutem Zustand.. 11

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        Reisen in Südwest-Afrika bis zum See Ngami in den Jahren 1850 bis 1854. Aus dem Schwedischen von Dr. Hermann Lotze. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, Purfürst, o.J. (1857). Dt. Erstausgabe.. XVI, 288 S.; IX, 293 S. Mit Frontispiz und 7 Stahlstichtafeln in Tondruck sowie 20 Holzschnitten im Text (Band 1) und 8 Stahlstichtafeln in Tondruck, 20 Holzschnitten im Text und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte (Band 2). Die Tafeln bis auf das Frontispiz von Bd. 1 jeweils am Schluß eingebunden. Einbände erneuert in Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückengoldprägung, 5 unechten Bünden und Lederecken. Marmoriertes Bezugspapier und marmorierter Schnitt. Gr.-8°. - Band 2 durchgehend mit schwachem, halbrunden Wasserfleck im oberen weissen Rand und kleinem Braunfleck am unteren Rand der letzten beiden Tafeln und am Rand der Karte. Papier an den Rändern schwach gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltene Exemplareder deutschen Erstausgabe in dekorativen Einbänden.. 'Dieser vorliegende Bericht über die Forschungen und Entdeckungen während vierjähriger Wanderungen in den Wildnissen Südwest-Afrikas umfaßt zwei Expeditionen innerhalb der Jahre 1850 und 1854. Auf der ersten dieser Expeditionen wurden die Länder der Damaras und der Ovambos besucht, die beide bis jetzt in Europa fast als terrae incognitae zu betrachten waren; die zweite Expedition erreichte den vor kurzem entdeckten See Ngami auf einem Wege, den zu bereisen bisher als Unmöglichkeit angesehen wurde ' (a.d.Vorwort des Verfassers). - Henze I, 71 ff.; Embacher, 9; Kainbacher I,12; Dinse 598;

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