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        Gesamtansicht mit Blick über den Bodensee ('Ile Mainau. Lac de Constance - 2.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Muller gedr. b. Frick Paris aus Les Bords Du Rhin b. Wild in Paris, um 1857, 19 x 23 Nicht bei Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen (Vgl. jedoch 45)

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        The Professor

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1857 - First American edition. Octavo. [1] ad for Bronte novels, 330, [6] ads pp. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Early penciled owner's name ("Smith 1860"), tiny breaks in the cloth at the foot, spine very slightly faded, a handsome and tight near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Reisen in Südwest-Afrika in den Jahren 1850 bis 1854. Aus dem Schwedischen von Dr. Hermann Lotze, 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Otto Purfürst, o. J. (1857). Faszinierende Reisebeschreibung des schwedischen Abenteurers und Forschungsreisenden Karl Johan Andersson (1827 - 1867). Anderssen brach im August 1850 von der südwestafrikanischen Hafenstadt Walfischbucht aus zusammen mit dem Afrikaforscher Francis Galton auf, um das Ovamboland im Norden des Landes und den Weg zum Ngamisee im Betschuanaland zu erkunden. Sie erreichten das Ovamboland 1852, das sie im Folgenden mehrere Monate durchstreiften, und wandten sich 1853 nach Osten Richtung Ngamisee. Andersson fertigte während der Reise zahlreiche Aufzeichnungen zur Flora und Fauna der Region an, die er später in dem zweibändigen Werk "Lake Ngami" (London 1856) veröffentlichte. Andersson gründete später in dem Ort Otjimbingwe eine erfolgreiche Handelsniederlassung, die er mit einer privaten Armee aus Herero-Freiwilligen schützte. Als dort am 15. Juni 1863 eine Kriegerschar des Stammes der Afrikaner erschien, die im Zuge einer Auseinandersetzung mit dem Hererohäuptling Maharero den Ort zu plündern versuchte, schlug Andersson an der Seite Mahareros die Eindringlinge zurück und wurde daraufhin ehrenhalber zum "Befehlshaber aller Herero auf Lebenszeit" ernannt, eine Ehre, wie sie sonst niemals einem Europäer zuteil wurde. Die Bände in gutem, sauberem Zustand, ein deckel des ersten Bandes mit kleiner Stoßstelle (unauffällig), sonst kaum berieben oder bestoßen Seiten partiell leicht fleckig die Tontafeln sehr gut erhalten. Gutes Exemplar dieser frühen, überaus originell illustrierten südwestafrikanischen Reisebeschreibung aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sehr selten! Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Anton-Heinrich]
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        Islamic Prayer book

      1274AH-1857AD 1274 - "A122 Islamic Prayer book Complete Arabic illuminated manuscript on paper, dated 1274 AH. (1857/58 AD.)Leaf dimensions: mm. 182 x 120; written space: mm. 102 x 73. Text in black ink nashi calligraphy as for the first book section, black ink nastaliq writing style as for the second section, both of them on a single 8 (sometimes 9)-lined column. The manuscript contains overall 24 pages.The decoration set includes a double-page illuminated frontispiece garnished in gold and bright colours (sarlawh).The written space is framed by three black and golden wire-like lines; at page 16 we can read a calligraphically elaborate prayer included into a roundel-shaped decoration. The binding is coeval with the manuscript, and shows some tears and other traces of usage.The text of this manuscript is highly heterogeneous, although there is no doubt about its religious orientation and function. It numbers quotations from suras (especially the transcription of the shortest ones), various prayers and the whole list of the 99 names of God. This manuscript is a good item, well preserved. (I.t.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Giuseppe Solmi Studio Bibliografico]
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        Visit to Salt Lake; Being A Journey Across the Plains and a Residence in the Mormon Settlements at Utah

      London: Smith, Elder And Co, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. 346pp Octavo [20.5 cm] Pebbled orange cloth. With a folding map showing the author's route bound in at title page. Very good. Heavy sunning to backstrip. Extremities rubbed. Corners bumped. An early and valuable firsthand account of a journey to the land of the Mormons and a two months' residence there during 1855-1856. The author traveled overland from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, and then on to California only a year prior to the ill-fated Fancher train and their eventual massacre at Mountain Meadows. Flake/Draper 1252. Howes C286. Wagner/Camp 287:1. Scallawagiana 55. Wheat 910.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        A narrative of the Melancholy Wreck of the 'Dunbar', Merchant Ship, on the South head of Port Jackson, August 20th, 1857, with illustrations of the principal localities..

      Sydney: Published for the Proprietors by James Fryer, 1857. Margins neatly strengthened, age-browned and small cut from top of second illustration (no loss).. Octavo,16pp., full-page sketch of locality on the final page and three full-page engravings; original sewn titled-wrappers, preserved in a scarlet cloth folding box. A rare pamphlet recording one of Australia's most notable nineteenth century shipwrecks and still listed as the worst peacetime shipping tragedy in New South Wales. The Dunbar, a magnificent first-class passenger ship catering for wealthy travellers between England and Sydney (named for its owner Duncan Dunbar) under a very experienced commander, was wrecked off South Head just a few miles from Sydney on the night of 20 August 1857. The impact brought down the topmasts while mounting seas stove in the lifeboats. Lying on its side against the cliffs, the ship began to break up almost immediately. One crewman, James Johnson, the sole survivor, found himself hurled onto the rocks where he managed to gain a finger hold. [see Tom Mead, The Fatal Lights. Dolphin Press]. His dramatic rescue is depicted in one of the included engravings. The Dunbar was built in response to increased demand for ships and passage in the wake of the Australian gold-rushes. The publication includes fascinating eye-witness accounts of the tragedy and the loss of 121 lives staggered Sydney. Some 20,000 people lined George Street for the funeral procession on Monday 24 August. The fine full page engravings by W G Mason are from illustrations by George French Angas and Edmund Thomas "it will be at once seen that no expense has been spared" [Foreword]. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        Homes of American Authors; Comprising Anecdotical, Personal and Descriptive Sketches

      D. APPLETON & COMPANY, NEW YORK 1857 - fine impressed leather boards, 5 ribbed spine, gilt on edges of pages and spine, black and white illustrations, foxing, pages yellowing, excellent condition considering age DATE PUBLISHED: 1857 EDITION: 374 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Freida the Jongleur. In Three Volumes

      Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, London 1857 - First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's olive green cloth with a decorative design blocked in blind, gilt spine, glaized endpapers. The first volume is inscribed by Hemphill's son Charles H. Hemphill, 1st Baron Hemphill, PC QC (an Irish politician and barrister) to the Duchess of Bedford. Bound in at the back of volume three is a 32-page publisher's "Catalogue of Books" dated February, 1857, followed by a four-page advertisement (with specimen pages from Carlyle's French Revolution and Lever's Harry Lorrequer) dated February 2, 1857. Light sunning to the spines, a bright, near fine set in the original publisher's binding. OCLC locates only 5 copies. Loeber, A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Istoria della Compagnia di Gesù Vol. Quarto: L'Asia. Libri Otto; Vol. Secondo: Il Giappone. Seconda Parte dell'Asia. Libri Cinque. Libro 1° - Parte 2°; Vol. Ottavo: Il Giappone. Seconda Parte dell'Asia. Libri Cinque. Libro 4° - Parte 3°; Vol. Secondo: L'I

      NAPOLI: Uffizio de' libri ascetici e predicabili - Napoli, 1857-1860. Brossura. DISCRETO. 9,4 15,5. Opere del Padre Daniello Bartoli I-II-III-IV-V-VI USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855. Tagebuch seiner im Auftrag der Brittischen Regierung unternommenen Reise. 5 Bände.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes 1857-1858. XLII/638, XII/762, XI/612, XII/688, XII/804 S. mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, insgesamt 15 Faltkarten (von 16, es fehlt die Übersichtskarte in Band I) und 52 farbig lithographierten Ansichten auf Tafeln (von 60, es fehlen Tafeln 3+4 in Band I, Tafel 7 in Band II, Tafel 13 in Band III, Tafeln 13 + 14 in Band IV, Tafeln 1+2 in Band V). 8°., fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halb-Leinen, Bibliotheksexemplar mit kleinen Signaturresten am Einband und Stempeln (entwidmet), insgesamt gebrauchsspurig (Papier teils etwas fleckig / knickspurig, Karten teils fleckig / knickspurig und vereinzelt mit hinterlegten Einrissen, die Falzen der Übersichtskarten in Band V teils mit transparentem Film hinterlegt, einige wenige Seiten aus der Bindung angelöst / gelöst, einige wenige Seiten mit Bleistiftanstreichungen, nur die erste Hälfte von Band III mit etlichen Bleistiftanstreichungen), [Afrika, Sahara, Reiseberichte, Expedition, Erforschung, Centralafrika, Zentral-Afrika, Zentralafrika, britischen], Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Systeme National d'Economie Politique. Traduit par Henri Richelot. Seconde edition. Paris, Capelle

      1857 - Second edition. 8vo, xvi, 556pp, oritinal wrappers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Little Dorrit (First Bound Edition, In A Sangorski And Sutcliffe Binding)

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - 525 Pp. First One Volume Published Edition, With All Points: Three Line Errata On Page Xiv, "William" For "Frederick" On Page 317 Line 27, B2 Instead Of Bb2 On Pp. 371, Lacking Errata On Page 467, And "Rigaud" For "Blandois" On Pp. 469, 470, 472, And 473, Etc. Finely Bound By Sangorski & Sutcliffe In Full Tan Polished Calf, Five Bands, Red And Brown Morocco Spine Labels, All Compartments And Bands Gilt, Covers With Triple Rules At Borders, Gilt Decorations At Corners, And Inner Blind Stamped Rules With One Rule Decorated, Blindstamped Corner Decorations; Double Gilt Rules On Edges; . Elaborately Gilt Turns, Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. Very Near Fine; Pages Clean, No Foxing To Frontispiece, Slight Darkening To Edges Of Plates, With Just A Few Tiny Spots Of Foxing In Margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Gospels, Written in the Negro Patois of English, with Arabic Characters, by a Mandingo Slave in Georgia

      [New York: Ethnological Society of New York, 1857. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 16pp. Printed buff self-wrappers. Later canvas spine, small chips on the brittle wrappers. Paper read before the Ethnological Society of New York on Oct. 13, 1857, on the occasion of the presentation of the manuscript of the Gospels, written by a Mandingo named London, to the Society.

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        The Kafirs of Natal and Zulu Country.

      London: E. Stanford, 1857 - Octavo (212 x 132 mm). Later 19th-century red calf, spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label, double gilt fillets to sides enclosing dotted blind roll, marbled edges and endpapers, turn-ins hatched in blind. Bound with the half-title. A few small markings to sides, light rubbing to spine-ends and corners, mild toning, a little spotting to endpapers, lithographic plates foxed and offset, a couple with small tide-marks in margins. A very good copy. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, 3 similar plates, wood-engravings to the text, hand-coloured sketch map. First edition of "one of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the 19th century" (Mendelssohn). The author spent four years as a missionary in Albert, Natal, and provides a detailed account of Zulu and Xhosa customs and beliefs, and a history of Shaka Zulu and his successors. His own findings are supplemented by reference to the accounts of Döhne, Isaacs, and the early English settler Henry Francis Fynn. Chidester et al., African Traditional Religion in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography, D90; Mendelssohn II p. 315; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Only Full Report of the Trial of Rev I S Kalloch on Charge of.

      1857 - An Accused Adulterer Defended by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. [Trial]. Kalloch, I[saac] S[mith] [1831-1887], Defendant. Only Full Report of the Trial of Rev. I.S. Kalloch on Charge of Adultery: Complete History of the Affair, Doings of the Church, Kalloch's Pulpit Defence, Arrest, Arraignment, Trial, And Result. With Accurate Portraits of Kalloch and the Beautiful Lady in black, And the Lecture Room of the Lechmere. Boston: Federhen & Company, 1857. 64 pp. 2 woodcuts. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Moderate soiling, a few chips and tears to edges of wrappers. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing. $750. * Only edition. "Isaac Smith Kalloch, accused of adultery in this prosecution, was a Baptist clergyman and was supported by the trustees of his church throughout this affair. (.) The jury could not reach a verdict in the case, which was tried in the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas (Criminal Session) in Cambridge Massachusetts" (Cohen). Kalloch was defended by the eminent lawyer and politician Richard Henry Dana, Jr. [1815-1882]. The trial resulted in a hung jury. Kalloch later moved to San Francisco and became that city's mayor in 1879. The Full Report includes the judge's charge, but not the jury's final verdict. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13700. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Papers relative to the Consulate-General of Constantinople [with] Consulate of Morocco [and] Papers relating to the British Consular Establishments at the Prussian Baltic Ports.: May 1856 to September 1857.

      London 1857 - Confidential papers mostly from ot to The Earl of Clarendon. A very good set bound in contemporary half calf, spine rubbed and worn.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Little Dorrit.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1857 - FIRST EDITION, b.f.t.p. Front., engr. title, & plates by H.K. Browne. Contemp. half black calf, spine with raised gilt bands, maroon leather label; sl. rubbed. v.g. With the scarcer amended reading of Blandois. Plates largely clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Madame Bovary

      first edition featuring all the first show features, including the "Sénart" fault on the dedication sheet.Our copy is presented under shirts in half green morocco, marbled paper plates, green morocco flaps, green paper wrappers and counter tops, case bordered by the same morocco, marbled paper plates and green paper interior, signed by Alain Devauchelle .Exceptional and magnificent copy as published in original brochure. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1857 12x18,5cm 2 volumes brochés sous doubles chemises et étui

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        THÉORIE & PRATIQUE DES OBLIGATIONS ou commentaire des titres III & IV, Livre III, du Code Napoléon, Art. 1101 à 1386: t. I, II, III, IV et V (complet)

      A. Durand, Paris 1857 - 783, 802, 753, 674, 847 p. Ex libris du Fraser Institute. Nom d,anciens propriétaires. Usure à la reliure. Petite mouillure assez pâle en haut des pages près de l'épine (IV). Petite coupure à la page de faux-titre (I). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bermuda: A Colony, a Fortress, and a Prison or, Eighteen Months in the Somers' Islands

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. (With Map and Illustrations). By a Field Officer. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. First Edition. 8vo. x,[2],287,[1] pages, plus publisher's 24-page catalog dated November 1856. Folded color map of Bermuda and 8 tinted lithographed views by W.L. Walton after daguerreotypes taken by Mr. Whittemore of the United States and frequent visitor to Bermuda. Publisher's pebble-grain brown cloth, (binder's sticker on rear pastedown, Wesley's & Co London), brown endpapers, both pastedowns have printed publisher's promotion of The Traveler's Library. Cloth has moderate wear to corners, tiny crack at top of front joint, both cracked hinges stabilized with archival glue. Interior in very good condition, no foxing, faint offset on map and facing title page, all tissue guards intact. Bermuda and Bermudians as viewed by British officer Colonel Whittingham while stationed there in 1856. Sabin 4907. Hallett, Bermuda, p78.$3000; Folded map, 8 tinted lithographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages .

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        Scutari, the Bosphorus and the Crimea.

      Ventnor: John Lavars,, 1857. Twenty Four Sketches in Aid of the Irish Church Missions, the Moravian Church Missions, the Vaudois Schools, the Turkish Missions. 2 volumes, large folio (54.5 × 37 cm). Original cloth-backed drab paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery. Tinted lithographic title to each volume, 19 similar plates of which 5 are folding panoramas, folds of panoramas linen-backed as issued. Corners bumped, wrappers slightly marked in places, with a few nicks and short closed tears, two small perforations to each wrapper of the second volume, touching lithographic title and final plate, now repaired, browning along edges of plates 1 and 9, plates 9–11 with pale tide mark at top edge, similar markings to top and fore edges of 20–21, stronger in the latter, the images never affected. A very good copy. First and only edition of this rare collection of Crimean War views, dedicated to Florence Nightingale, under whom the artist worked in Scutari. A handful of copies traced in commerce, and five only in libraries worldwide (Oxford, National Library of Ireland, Newberry Library, New York Public Library, and Brigham Young); the Wellcome Institute has a fragmentary collection of six individual lithographs. Blackwood (1818–1913) and her husband were active members of the Evangelical Alliance; they travelled to Turkey after learning of the fall of Sevastopol and the terrible situation following the Battle of Inkerman. "When Florence Nightingale was convinced that Lady Alicia was in earnest and willing to work she was asked to take charge of 200 women sheltering in appalling conditions in the foul basements of the great barrack hospital at Scutari … Lady Alicia quickly demonstrated her energy and resourcefulness. Initially she took responsibility for 280 women and infants … While sympathetic to the women's plight, Florence Nightingale regarded them as hindrances to the major task of caring for military casualties. With supplies brought from England, charitable gifts, supplemented with goods bought locally, Lady Alicia set up a women's hospital in a rented house" (ODNB). She also took charge of a lying-in ward, an invalid hospital, and set up a small infants' school, and estimated that by she eventually had some 500 women working for her. When peace was proclaimed in March 1856 Blackwood and her husband travelled visited Balaklava, Inkerman, Chernaya valley, and Cathcart's Hill. Her sketches, which were reprinted in octavo format in her memoir (1880), include impressive folding panoramas of Constantinople, the Inkerman, and the barrack hospital at Scutari, together with views of Bahçesaray, Sevastopol, and more.

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        Euterpe - eine Musik-Zeitschrift (Musikzeitschrift) für Deutschlands Volksschullehrer, sowie für Cantoren, Organisten, Musiklehrer und Freunde der Tonkunst überhaupt. Jahrgänge 16(1857) - 43(1884), gebunden in 5 Bänden (Jahrgang 34 / 1875 fehlt).

      Carl Merseburger, Leipzig 1857-1884. - ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Schnitt teils fleckig, Papier altersbedingt gebräunt, teils stock-/braunfleckig, teils mit altem Wasserrand, einige wenige Läsuren meist vom Buchbinder fachmännisch hinterlegt, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Gr.-8°., ordentlich neu gebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen,

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        HUMOROUS LETTER TO A STUDENT AT THE CLINTON LIBERAL INSTITUTE FEATURING A DRAWING OF HIM WHEELBARROWING BACK TO SCHOOL; Letter with a hand-illustrated envelope sent to a student at the Clinton Liberal Institute by John P. Cannod

      Mohawk, New York, 1857. Unbound. Very good. This envelope is illustrated with a hand-drawn pen illustration of a young man trudging along a road, pushing a wheel-barrow with a large crate addressed to "James Johnson, Clinton Liberal Institute, Clinton, N.Y." It is franked with a 3-cent, plum or deep claret, Type III or possibly Type IV Washington stamp (Scott #26) that is tied to the cover with a circular Mohawk, N.Y. postmark. The envelope is lightly soiled. The three-page, humorous letter to the Clinton student is from a friend in nearby Mohawk. It reads in part: "Having closed the crib I now squat myself excuse the expression to answer your epistle. . . . I was glad to hear you arrived at the Institution all sound. I hope that Society you have lately entered will flourish and keep its name in unblemished reputation. I hope you will raise the D-l as high as he can be raised by a party of boys full of the devil. I would like to be with you a week to aid you to the extent of my ability. . . . I hope also you will enjoy your last visit to the Ladies Seminary. . . . Last night I was out and had some fun raising hell and chuck full of Tod We have got a new lager Beer Saloon here down were Harvey Lyman used to keep market . . . and a person are provided with all the Lager and bologny sausage they may kneed at New York prices. . . . I suppose you know the Mohawk dam Liberal Institute (no such academy existed) is about up the term this week. The boys are getting up an expedition when Rodney Mat & Juce [drawing of a shoe]maker will take active parts in sustaining the expectations of the Institute if has got any. . . . I will bring this thing to termination." The Clinton Liberal Institute was a coeducational preparatory school established by the Universalist Church in 1831 "not only for general purposes of science and literature, but with a particular view of furnishing with an education for young men designed for the ministry of reconciliation [as other academies were] "hostile to the doctrine of Universalism." (See Eddy's History of Universalism.) The Institute was housed in four-story, gray stone building of four stories tall with a base 96 by 52 feet and a separate, two-story women's building measured 40 by 25 feet. The Institute relocated to Fort Plain, New York, in 1878 and became a military academy in 1893. It was destroyed by fire in 1900. An interesting take on mid-19th century advanced education and an unusual usage of this stamp that is rather scarce on cover.

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        The Professor

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1857. Near Fine. First American edition. Octavo. [1] ad for Bronte novels, 330, [6] ads pp. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Early penciled owner's name ("Smith 1860"), tiny breaks in the cloth at the foot, spine very slightly faded, a handsome and tight near fine copy.

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        KINDER UND HAUSMÄRCHEN gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. (2 volume set, complete)

      Dieterich, Göttingen 1857 - 2 volume set, complete. Text in German. 1857 edition. Seventh edition (Siebente Auflage). Large edition (Große Ausgabe). 16mo., [Vol.1] xxiv, 431 [Vol.2] vi, 483 pp., illustrated with an engraved frontispiece in volume 1. Uniformly bound in the publisher's blue cloth, with the title and elaborate decoration on the spine in gilt. All edges marbled. Some very light wear at the spines' crowns and tails. Spines lightly sunned. Front paste down of vol. 1 has some lightly penciled notes (the brothers date of birth and death). Internally clean and bright. An exceptional set, Near Fine. *** This seventh edition, the last to be published by the brothers, is the "Large" edition (Große Ausgabe), intended to be used for scholars, it being heavily annotated and with notes from the authors. The "Smaller" (Kleine Ausgabe) was intended for children. Volume 1 (Erster Band) contains stories numbered 1-86; volume 2 (Zweiter Band) contains stoeis 87-200, plus the 10 Children's legends (Kinderlegenden ). Both frontispieces were done by the third brother, L. Emil Grimm. This final version is the basis for most editions and translations published after the Grimms' death*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rime

      Tip. Ristori, San Miniato 1857 - In 16°, legatura cartone rigido tardo 800, cop. originali applicate ai piatti, (4ccnn),93-(1bnn) (1cnn) con indice e giustificazioni della tiratura,edizione originale estremamente rara, opera prima del Carducci ventunenne stampata a spese dell’autore in 520 esemplari, lievi fioriture ad alcune pp. 1 volume in 16°, hard late 1800 cardboard binding, original covers , (4cnn), 93- (1bnn) (1cnn) with index and justification of the printing, a very rare original edition, first work by Carducci at the age of 20 printed at the expense of the author in 520 copies, marginal ruststains to some pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States.

      1857 - Volume of 27 Items Concerning the Admission of Kansas to the Union as Either a Slave or Free State, Includes a First Edition of the Dred Scott Report and 2 Items with the Signature of Stephen A. Douglas [Slavery]. [Kansas]. [Hopkins, James Herron [1832-1904]. Howard, Benjamin C., Reporter. Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F.A. Sandford. December Term 1856. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. 289 pp. First edition. [Bound with] "Minority Report of Hon. William H. Welsh, From the Select Committee to Which was Referred the Resolutions Relative to the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case," Daily Legislative Record, No. 99, [Harrisburg]: Published by Geo. Bergner & Co., For the Legislature of Pennsylvania, May 11, 1857. pp. 1-6 [And] 25 Speeches and Articles on Issues Relating to the Admission to Kansas to the Union. 27 items in all. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets and newspaper articles bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine (reading Howard, Report of the Decision of Supreme Court in Dred Scott Case). Light rubbing to extremities, light toning to contents, somewhat heavier in places, occasional clean tears, a few repaired with archival tape. Some items have annotations. A few clipped signatures, including those of Stephen Douglas and Simon Cameron, tipped-in. Ex-library. Location number to spine, small stamps to front endleaves, embossed stamp to title page of the Dred Scott Report. $3,500. * First edition. Later re-bound, this volume was compiled by Hopkins, a prominent Pittsburgh lawyer and businessman, later a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represented the district surrounding Pittsburgh in 1875-1877 and 1883-1885. The contents relate to the debate over the admission of Kansas to the Union as either a slave of free state. It includes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott Case, which invalidated the Missouri Compromise, the act intended to balance the number of slave and free states. Dred Scott's precedent enabled the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which declared that the people of Kansas should decide whether to enter the Union as a free or slave state. (This act led to se. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus with Remarks on the Ethnological and Physical History of the Crimea

      First edition. Double-page lithograph frontispiece and engraved title, 12 plates (9 of these coloured lithographs) and 2 maps (coloured in outline). With 28 wood-engravings in the text (one of these being the vignette on the title page. Large 4to. Original blind embossed cloth with bright gilt lettering and vignette on upper board. Spine lettering dull, with tears to head and tail of spine. Some very minor spotting to a few of the plates, interior otherwise fine, with all edges gilt. xiv, (ii), 130pp. plus 2pp. list of subscribers and 4ads.pp. London, Smith, Elder,

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        Atto d' accusa contro 16 carbonari per attentato a Carlo III.1857 Importante

      1857. Atto d' accusa contro 16 carbonari e Setta Segreta per attentato a Carlo III. Condannati a morte per attentati a Carlo III e allo Stato. Importante documento. In-4°, 8 pp. di cui 7 scritte con firme. In ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        El ostracismo de los Carreras. Los jenerales José Miguel i Juan José y el Coronel Luis Carrera. Episodio de la Independencia de Sud-América

      Imprenta del Ferrocarril 1857 - Encuadernación de época con nervios y tejuelos dorados. Guardas de color celeste. 13 láminas mas el mapa de la República Argentina. Personajes casi legendarios de las luchas por la independencia americana, los Carrera, chilenos de nacimiento, tomaron el suelo americano como escenario de sus luchas épicas. Intrigas, manejos, espionajes, siniestros y oscuros designios salpicaron de anécdotas la historia de estos años. Este "Ostracismo de los Carrera" está más cerca de la ficción si atendemos a lo atractivo de su lectura. Un clásico necesario. *Palau 362486 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LADIES' EQUESTRIAN GUIDE; OR, THE HABIT AND THE HORSE: A TREATISE ON FEMALE EQUITATION

      London: Day and Son, 1857. Bevelled boards. Gilt borders, vignette, and lettering front cover. Rear cover in blind-stamp. Corners worn. Spine extremities frayed. Marginal water-stain to frontispiece and top corner of plates, none affecting the image. Six full-page color plates and three diagrams in black and white. Frontispiece of "The Habit" protected by a tissue-guard which has browned. The lovely illustrations were lithographed by Messrs. Day and Son, from photographs by Robert Watkins. Other plates include",Mounting, Dismounting, The Seat, Side Saddle on Horse's back, Malpositions, The Walk, The Canter, and The Circle. Wide margins with double line bordering. This book was also published under the title, "The Habit and the Horse" in 1857 and 1860. 216pp. + 3 pages of adverts. See photos.. First Edition. Purple Embossed Cloth. Moderate Corner and Edge Wear/No Dust Jacket. Quarto.

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        Explorations by Mr. S. Hack. ... Appointment and Instructions to Mr. S. Hack, and Reports, &c., by him of an Exploring Expedition into the North-Western Interior. [Together with] HARRIS, W.G.: North-Western Explorations

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1857 and 1857. Foolscap folio, two Parliamentary Papers, 11 pages plus 2 folding maps (267 x 190 mm and approximately 220 x 385 mm [printed surface]), and 2 pages plus a large folding map (510 x 715 mm). Both items are bound together in modern cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; in fine condition. Hack's instructions were to travel by sea to Port Lincoln, overland to Streaky Bay, then travel 'as nearly due north as the features of the country will allow ... as far as the northern boundary of this province.... Every endeavour is to be made to conciliate and win the goodwill of such natives as may be encountered during the journey; and you are to urge upon each individual of the party the great desirability of impressing the aborigines favourably towards Europeans, by keeping good faith with them, and by not offending against their natural habits and prejudices'. The northerly route in fact commenced about 40 miles east of Streaky Bay; the return route from their furthest north was basically south-east around the bottom of Lake Gairdner to Port Augusta. The bulk of the paper comprises various progress reports from Hack during the course of the expedition (from June to September, accompanied by the two maps), plus two lengthy summary reports after the event. The second paper comprises a report from Harris, the surveyor on the expedition, and a detailed route map of the entire area covered. It includes the tracks of Warburton, who also conducted 'his first notable journey in 1857 to the dry country south and west of Lake Gairdner.... [Hack] did not follow Warburton's tracks, but rather supplemented and extended his examinations' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). South Australian Parliamentary Papers Number 156 and Number 189 of 1857-58. McLaren 9482 and 9483.

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        Noticias biograficas de la enana alemana Doña Elena Briggs, la muger mas chiquita del mundo

      Havana, 1857. Wraps. Good. 8vo. 32 pp. The biography of Ellen Suter Briggs, which the booklet asserts was the smallest woman in the world. Briggs was born in Germany in 1821 and immigrated with her father to Ohio in 1830, soon afterward embarking on a career as a touring circus attraction. The Spanish language pamphlet describes her friendship with Major Stevens and Tom Thumb and concludes with several pages of translated press notices from American newspapers. The curious thing about Briggs is that we have been unable to find any record of her career in English or other sources. The pamphlet is manifestly scarce, with no copies turning up on OCLC, Palau or other references. With an inserted photograph of Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton. Lacking front wrapper, with rear worn. Soiling to the title page. Moderate dampstaining. The bottom corner, final leaf, cut out, with slight loss of text.

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        Theorie der Abel'schen Functionen. Offprint from Journal fur die reine und angewandte Mathematik, Bd. 54.

      Berlin: G. Reimer, 1857. First edition of Riemann's paper on Abelian functions, "one of the most notable masterworks of mathematics" (DSB), which develops much further the methods of his dissertation (Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse, 1851), using them to give the general solution of the Jacobian inversion problem (solved in a special case by Karl Weierstrass in 1854) and to establish an early version of the famous Riemann-Roch theorem. Stillwell (p. 310) considers Riemann's 1857 paper "perhaps his greatest work, which did for algebraic geometry what his Habilitationsvortrag [Ueber die Hypothesen, welche die Geometrie zu Grunde liegen, 1854] did for differential geometry." Scholz has shown that the concept of a manifold, one of the most important innovations introduced in the 1854 Habilitationsvortrag, grew out of an attempt to find a satisfactory conceptualization of the Riemann surfaces that he had begun to employ in 1851 and developed fully in 1857. "The papers [Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen & Theorie der Abel'schen Functionen] have become famous for several reasons. They introduced what are now called Riemann surfaces, in the form of domains spread out over the complex plane. They presented enough tools to classify all compact orientable surfaces, and so gave a great impetus to topology. They provided a topological meaning for an otherwise unexplained constant which entered into Abel's work on Abelian integrals, and more generally gave a geometric framework for all of complex analysis. They are thus the first mature, obscure, papers in the study of the topology of manifolds and are equally decisive for the development of algebraic geometry and the geometric treatment of complex analysis" (Gray, p. 21). No copy of this offprint has appeared at auction since 1974. No copies listed on COPAC. "The year 1857 was what we should call, in the language of current celebrity biography, Riemann's "breakout year." His 1851 doctoral dissertation is nowadays regarded as a classic of nineteenth-century mathematics, but it drew little attention at the time in spite of having been enthused over by Gauss. His other written papers of the early 1850s were not widely known and were published in an accessible form only after his death. To the degree that he had become known at all, it was mainly through the content of his lectures; and much of that content was too far ahead of its time to be appreciated. In 1857, however, Riemann published a paper on analysis that was at once recognized to be a major contribution. Its title was "Theory of Abelian functions." In it he tackled topical problems by ingenious and innovative methods. Within a year or two his name was known to mathematicians all over Europe. In 1859 he was promoted to full professor at Göttingen ..." (Derbyshire, p. 31). "Riemann's function theory, known through an 1857 paper on Abelian functions, was the basis for the renown he enjoyed during his lifetime. That work was an outstanding feat, for it attempted to offer a general solution of the Jacobian inversion problem for integrals of arbitrary algebraic functions. The topic emerged from the fascinating competition that Abel and Jacobi sustained in the late 1820s on the subject of elliptic functions (the inverses of elliptic integrals). As for the importance that was attached to it, suffice it to say that Weierstrass became a rising star with his solution of the inversion problem for hyperelliptic integrals in 1854 and 1856. Riemann was tackling a much more general problem and his work, in spite of gaps in the proofs, aroused enormous excitement" (Ferreiros, p. 53). "The depth of originality in Riemann's remarkable paper can be measured by the fact that on reading it no less an authority than Weierstrass withdrew a paper of his own on the same subject, preferring to wait until he had assimilated what Riemann had to say... While Weierstrass had successfully treated integrals on a curve with equation y2 = f(x), the so-called hyperelliptic case, Riemann dealt with integrals on any algebraic curve whatever... To accomplish this feat, Riemann showed how his ideas of 1851 could be extended to provide a remarkable theory of complex functions on almost any surface" (Bottazzini & Gray, p. 286).  In his 1857 paper "Riemann found it almost indispensable, in order to study Abelian and related functions, to resort to topological considerations. He developed new methods that enabled him to define the "order of connectivity" of a surface - the Euler characteristic - and, later, what Clebsch would call the "genus" of the surface... In the 1851 dissertation he studied connected surfaces with a boundary, and analysed their topological properties by means of dissection into simply-connected components.... In 1857 he analysed closed surfaces, since he was now considering the complex plane completed by a 'point at infinity'... The most astounding example of the intimate relations between topological notions and properties of functions was the Riemann-Roch theorem, which determines the number of linearly independent meromorphic functions on a Riemann surface, having a given number of poles, as a function of the genus of the surface" (Ferreiros, p. 56). In the first half of his 1857 paper, Riemann made use of what he called 'Dirichlet's principle (he had learned it from Dirichlet's lectures in Berlin): this asserts that the harmonic functions are exactly those which minimize the value of a certain integral.  He used a version of Dirichlet's principle to define algebraic functions in terms of their branching behaviour and their poles. The most important result here is 'Riemann's inequality,' which states that the number of linearly independent meromorphic functions (i.e. quotients of analytic functions) with poles of order not greater than n1, n2, ..., nm at m distinct points of a surface of genus g is not greater than n1 + n2 + ... + nm - g + 1. In 1864, Riemann's student Gustav Roch was able to strengthen this result, obtaining a formula for the exact number of meromorphic functions − this is the famous Riemann-Roch theorem. In this part of the paper Riemann also discovered that there is a whole class of transformations that do not change the genus of the surface, and hence its topology, but which lead to different functions - these are called 'birational transformations.' Riemann showed that there exists a (3g - 3)-dimensional family of birationally inequivalent surfaces of genus g. These 'moduli spaces' of Riemann surfaces continue to be an object of intensive study today.  In the second half of the 1857 paper, Riemann generalized Jacobi's theory of theta functions to functions of several variables and showed that quotients of products of the new theta functions represented algebraic functions. Riemann reduced the solution of the Jacobian inversion problem to the problem of determining the zeros of the theta functions. The answer depends on the conditions under which a theta function is not identically zero on the Riemann surface. Riemann was able to obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for the vanishing of theta functions that gave a complete solution to the problem of inverting Abelian integrals. As a by-product of this study, Riemann derived a number of important identities involving theta functions. These 'Riemann theta-relations' play a vital role in modern research in the theory of Riemann surfaces, for example, in the solution by Shiota in 1986 of the Schottky problem.  DSB XI 449-451; U. Bottazzini & J. Gray, Hidden Harmony - Geometric Fantasies - The Rise of Complex Function Theory, 2013; J. Derbyshire, Prime Obsession, 2003; J. Ferreiros, Labyrinth of Thought: A History of Set Theory and its Role in Modern Mathematics, 2010; I. Grattan-Guiness, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, Chapter 34; J. Gray, Linear Differential Equations and Group Theory from Riemann to Poincaré, 1996; A. N. Kolmogorov & A. P. Yushkevich (eds.), Mathematics in the 19th century, Vol. II, 1996; D. Laugwitz, Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866, 1998; E. Scholz, Geschichte des Mannigfaltigkeitsbegriffs von Riemann bis Poincaré, 1980; J. Stillwell, Mathematics and its History, 3rd edition, 2010. 4to (250 x 194 mm), pp. [4], [1] 2-55, stamped out of German lilbray: rubber stamps to recto and verso of title; some minor spotting throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. 20th century marbled boards with gilt pine label.

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        The English bread book for domestic use, adapted to families of every grade .

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. Book measures 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Collation, xii, 204pp, 24pp catalogue, complete with illustrated half title. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, with gilt title lettering on spine, gilt design on top board, coloured endpapers. Cloth very lightly rubbed, bumped on head and tail of spine, minor abrasion wear, slightly age darkened. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, probably period previous owners name on first blank, crossed-out. Pages in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in original publishers cloth. . First Edition. Publishers Gilt Cloth. Very Good. Small 8vo.

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        Ko nga Waiata Maori he mea hokikohi Mai

      Pike's Machine Printing Co., Capetown 1857 - Pp. (2 blank), 57. Early Maori language edition, beginning of a volume with 48 Maori Songs. Red cloth boards, gilt spine titles. Printed in 1857 but only published in 1950. RARE. Ref: Williams: 283, Bagnall: G860. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CANADA – ONTARIO – LAKE HURON (NORTH CHANNEL) / SUDBURY / SAULT STE. MARIE: REDUCTION OF MR. SALTER’S PLAN OF EXPLORATION OF THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE HURON. BY T. DEVINE C. L. O.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some minor wear along original folds, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 45 x 126 cm (18 x 49.5 inches). - Toronto: MacLear & Co. Lithographers, 1857. The first scientific survey of the corridor between Lake Nipissing and Sault Ste. Marie (modern Ontario), including the future Sudbury region and the mainland shore of Lake Huron’s North Channel, after the pioneering mapping of Albert Salter, drafted by Thomas Devine for the Canada’s Crown Land Office, lithographed in Toronto in 1857. - This fine frontier survey depicts the corridor between Lake Nipissing and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, including the modern locations of Sudbury, Eliot Lake and North Channel of Lake Huron. It is based on surveys conducted by Albert Pellew Salter during his expedition to the region in 1855-6. The Huronian coastal areas had been known to Europeans for centuries, along with some of the river routes; however, much of the interior of the region remained a complete enigma, only sparsely populated by Ojibwa tribes. Salter conducted his expedition as part of Canada’s Crown Land Office’s overarching agenda to open new regions to settlement and economic development. There was no more free land to grant to settlers in the densely populated Windsor-Quebec City corridor, so new regions had be opened up. Moreover, there was also a need to buttress the Anglo-Canadian presence in regions near the U.S. boundary, as ‘Manifest Destiny’ sentiments were prevalent in America. The Crown was also eager to exploit the region’s supposedly vast mineral resources and to extend the Great Northern Road from Parry Sound to Sault Ste. Marie (which was accomplished between 1857 and 1865). The map embraces an east-west strip of territory extending from Lake Nipissing, along the northernmost shore of Lake Huron (the North Channel), through the Ste. Marie River, and concluding with the depiction of the easternmost shores of Lake Superior. The rugged territory of the interior, dominated by the Precambrian Shield, is revealed for the first time, featuring the courses of major rivers, the delineation of key lakes and the marking of a critical surveying baseline through what is today the Sudbury region. Notes throughout describe the quality of the land and the species of trees that make up the vast Sub-Boreal forests. The only major European settlement in the entire region is Sault Ste. Marie, which straddles the Canada-U.S. Boundary, and which, on the American side, is home to the canal that linked Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Elsewhere are noted numerous Indian Reserves, along with a few European trading posts and mining concessions. While the region was already known to possess great mineral wealth, the immense mineral deposits of the interior were yet undiscovered. Mining was hitherto confined to the coastal areas and, between 1846 and 1856 the Crown issued 78 mining concessions in the region. The phenomenal wealth of the interior was portended when Salter’s compass was sent into a tizzy due to extreme magnetic abnormalities. However, it would only be in 1883, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was cut through the Canadian Shield at what is today Sudbury, that the world’s largest motherlode of nickel was discovered. The area subsequently became one of the Americas greatest mining centres, . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Scutari, the Bosphorus and the Crimea. Twenty Four Sketches in Aid of the Irish Church Missions, the Moravian Church Missions, the Vaudois Schools, the Turkish Missions.

      Ventnor: John Lavars, 1857 - 2 volumes, large folio (54.5 × 37 cm). Original cloth-backed drab paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery. Corners bumped, wrappers slightly marked in places, with a few nicks and short closed tears, two small perforations to each wrapper of the second volume, touching lithographic title and final plate, now repaired, browning along edges of plates 1 and 9, plates 9–11 with pale tide mark at top edge, similar markings to top and fore edges of 20–21, stronger in the latter, the images never affected. A very good copy. Tinted lithographic title to each volume, 19 similar plates of which 5 are folding panoramas, folds of panoramas linen-backed as issued. First and only edition of this rare collection of Crimean War views, dedicated to Florence Nightingale, under whom the artist worked in Scutari. A handful of copies traced in commerce, and five only in libraries worldwide (Oxford, National Library of Ireland, Newberry Library, New York Public Library, and Brigham Young); the Wellcome Institute has a fragmentary collection of six individual lithographs. Blackwood (1818–1913) and her husband were active members of the Evangelical Alliance; they travelled to Turkey after learning of the fall of Sevastopol and the terrible situation following the Battle of Inkerman. "When Florence Nightingale was convinced that Lady Alicia was in earnest and willing to work she was asked to take charge of 200 women sheltering in appalling conditions in the foul basements of the great barrack hospital at Scutari Lady Alicia quickly demonstrated her energy and resourcefulness. Initially she took responsibility for 280 women and infants While sympathetic to the women's plight, Florence Nightingale regarded them as hindrances to the major task of caring for military casualties. With supplies brought from England, charitable gifts, supplemented with goods bought locally, Lady Alicia set up a women's hospital in a rented house" (ODNB). She also took charge of a lying-in ward, an invalid hospital, and set up a small infants' school, and estimated that by she eventually had some 500 women working for her. When peace was proclaimed in March 1856 Blackwood and her husband travelled visited Balaklava, Inkerman, Chernaya valley, and Cathcart's Hill. Her sketches, which were reprinted in octavo format in her memoir (1880), include impressive folding panoramas of Constantinople, the Inkerman, and the barrack hospital at Scutari, together with views of Bahçesaray, Sevastopol, and more. Abbey Travel 242; Atabey 113; Blackmer 148. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: John Murray, 1857. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. First edition, presentation copy, in secretarial hand, inscribed on front free endpaper. '' G.M. Stewart from the author, June 1864 '' Collation, ix,[1],711pp, 8pp publishers catalogue, folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 23 plates, 2 folding maps. Bound in original publishers embossed brown cloth, with gilt lettering, brown endpapers. Cloth very lightly rubbed, some fading. Binding in good clean firm condition.Internally, pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy.. Signed by Author. Very Good. 8vo.

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