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        Fore-edge painting. 1857 William Cowper, The Poetical Works.

      John Kendrick, London 1857 - A beautiful hidden fore-edge painting decorates this collection of William Cowper's Poetry, showing Cowper imposed in front of the "The Pool" of London, with the Tower of London visible in the background. This fore-edge scene is only visible when the pages are fanned; when the book is closed the fore-edge appears gilt (with only slight traces). Cowper's poetry is enjoyable, I've taken the time to read some of this work and I like it. It reminds me of George Herbert's poetry, but in English we are more familiar with (modern). William Cowper (1731 –1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Possible Provenance - Joseph Frederick Green's name is applied to the free front endpaper; likely the British M.P. Physical Attributes - Measures 18.5 x 12 x 4.5 cm. Leather with stamped gilt decoration, including a central vase and flower motif (attractive). Fore-edge painting. All edges are gilt. Illustrated. 775 numbered pages. Condition - See pictures. Some shelf wear at corners, joints, etc. Slight crazing at spine. Small 1 cm crack at front joint top. Top endband partially cracked but present. A little dust to top-edge. Inscriptions on free front endpaper; also remnants of a removed bookplate. The paper used for the plates (illustrations and title page) are foxed. Text block is free of foxing. 1000 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art hippiatrique. Médecine théorique et pratique vétérinaire réduite à sa plus simple expression, ou Véritable manière de bien connaître et de bien traiter les maladies des animaux domestiques, à l'usage Des Vétérinaires, des Cultivateurs et des Amateurs, etc.

      Troyes, E. Caffé, 1857 - XXV, 575 pages, 4 plates on two sheets (one leporello) W15 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 21,5 cm x 14 cm, 8°, half-leather binding, abrased cover, reinforced corners missing, some foxing in the edges, slight water damage in the first pages, plates slightly dameged, alltogether condition okay.

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        Pictorial Life of George Washington Embracing a Complete History

      LEARY & GETZ, PHILADELPHIA 1857 - bright glistening gilt on cover and spine, all edges gilt, mild edge wear to boards, princeton antiques book plate on front end paper, black and white plattes, pages age toned, some foxing, excellent condition considering age DATE PUBLISHED: 1857 EDITION: 588 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tom Brown's School Days

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1857 First edition of the author's classic novel celebrating the ethos of nineteenth-century English Public Schools. The book's popularity "must be linked to its powerful structuring myth in which Rugby School in England, and the experience of the boy, learning self-reliance so that authority may be delegated to him, symbolizes the experience of the man of the governing class The novel's opening paragraphs constitute one of the great evocations of Englishness Vivid scenes of the trouncing of bullies, and the glories of the cricket and football fields, enliven the narrative, which also has much emphasis on boxing, for Hughes believed passionately in the healthiness and manliness of a fair fight" (ODNB).

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo (212 x 132 mm). Contemporary brown half calf, green morocco label lettered in gilt to spine, spine gilt to compartments within raised bands, red marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Folding frontispiece, 22 plates, illustrations to the text, 1 folding diagram, 2 folding maps to rear. With the bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet of Shrewsbury. Very slight rubbing to extremities, slight bumping to top corner of front cover, some foxing to initial leaves and frontispiece. Lacking advertisements. An excellent copy. First edition, Bradlow variant number 1; Bradlow does not allocate primacy to his variants. The book covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM).

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        The Illustrated History of The War Against Russia. In Two Volumes.

      London: Virtue and Co., Limited, [1857] - 2 volumes, quarto. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped illustrations and gilt double fillets, gilt vignette centrepiece to front covers within blind-stamped floral panel, yellow endpapers, top edge untrimmed. Volume I slightly shaken, head and foot of spine slightly bumped, corners slightly worn and lightly soiled, slight splitting to hinges of endpapers, many unopened pages, some foxing. A very good set. Portrait frontispieces and vignette title pages with tissue-guards between them, 64 uncoloured steel engravings with tissue-guards, 6 hand-coloured steel-engraved maps. First edition, two volume issue. One of the finest contemporary histories of the Crimean War, lavishly illustrated with depictions of sea and land battles, portraits of the major individuals, and maps of the region. The edition was also issued as an eight volume set. With the bookplate of Sir Basil Liddell Hart, military theorist and historian, to pastedown, alongside the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire chemist and bibliophile. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Little Dorrit (in original parts)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855 - 1857. First issue in twenty parts (volume 19 in two parts), with the errata slip in volume XVI, and forty illustrations by Browne ("Phiz"). First issue points present, with these exceptions: a) lacking last page of ads at the rear of volume I; b) volume II: "The Eclectic Review" ad at the rear bound p 3, 4, 1, 2; c) volume V: with "Parasols" ad at the front; d) volume VII: lacking "The Morisonian Monument" ad at the rear, and plates bound No. 14, 13; e) volume VIII: with "Parasols" ad at the front, and "The Morisonian Monument" ad bound at the rear; f) volume IX: plates bound No. 18, 17; g) volume XIII: lacking the two slips following the plates; h) volume XV: plates bound No. 30, 29; i) volume XVII: plates bound No. 34, 33; j) last volume: with "Persian Parasols" ad at the front, rear wrapper headed "The Best Show of Iron Bedsteads." Published from December 1855 to June 1857, preceding a cloth edition. Publisher's original blue illustrated paper wrappers. All volumes in Very Good or better condition with light repairs to the spines, as usual, and light scattered foxing. The spine of volume 19 restored. "Little Dorrit is deeply serious on levels that have not at all dated and are as relevant to our time as to his. We are reminded constantly that Dickens began his career as a reporter in a court of law. In his great novels, the merry journalist has become an acid critic, a coldly sardonic social analyst that no amount of "entertainment" can disguise. If Shakespeare is a greater psychologist than Freud, then Dickens is at least as ruthless a critic of capitalist greed and self-serving bureaucracy as Marx" (Stevenson). A handsome set, housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box by Root and Son. Hatton and Cleaver pp 305-30.

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        Orang Utang Pithecus genannt Mstr Jessi von der Insel Borneo der einziger lebende in Europa und grÖsste der je hier gesehen wurde ist hier angekommen und dem geehrten Publikum zur Schau ausgestellt Zu sehen von Morgens 10 bis Abends 10 Uhr an der Promenade in Pragers Kaffeegarten parterre Preise Erster Platz 5 Ngr Zweiter Platz 2 12 Ngr Kinder zahlen 2 12 Ngr

      single sheet (640 x 460mm. 25.5 x 18" (image) ) mounted, framed and glazed   Leipzig: Oskar Leiner

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the eastern ocean.

      London Murray 1857 - First edition. 8vo., Inscribed presentation copy. ix, 687pp., 25 plates (comprising one engraved, 3 lithographed by Day and Son after T. Picken, and 21 wood-engraved), illustrations in the text, contemporary half calf over green cloth by Lewis, rebacked and re-cornered by Aquarius, modern leather edged slipcase, a fine example. Presentation copy, inscribed "To Dr James Risdon Bennett with the kindest salutations of his affectionate friend David Livingstone 26 Octr 1857 London". Inscribed presentation copies are scarce. "Perhaps the most famous of all African exploration books, this recounts Dr. Livingstone's travels through South Africa, with the discovery of Lake Ngami, while accompanied by his wife and William Cotton Oswell. Oswell and the author continued their journey, discovering the Zambesi River, and, eventually, the Victoria Falls." - Czech. James Risdon Bennett (1809-1891), taught Livingstone medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and became President of the Royal College of Physicians of England in 1876. This is a very early presentation copy, before the publication date of 10 November 1857. Clendennen (David Livingstone, a catalogue of documents) records no earlier presentation inscription, but notes a number of others on the same day, 26th October, including one to Sir Richard Owen. The following day the directors of the London Missionary Society learnt that Livingstone had left the Society. In the period between 1849 and 1856, his explorations took him to Lake Ngami across the Kalahari Desert, to the Zambezi River, and from there west to the Atlantic Ocean at Loanda (today's Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola). He turned down a chance to return to England, but entrusted his reports, maps, and letters for transport. The ship went down with all hands except one, and all of Livingstone's papers were lost, forcing him to re-create everything. He followed his track back to Linyanti (in Botswana) and then decided to assess the possibilities of the Zambezi as a highway into the heart of Africa by following it to the Indian Ocean. He reached Victoria Falls in 1855, confirming what he had heard from natives for many years. "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight," he wrote. It was the only site in Africa that he named with English words. Livingstone reached Quilimane on the coast of Mozambique on 20 May 1856, but he got there by cutting across a loop of the Zambezi to Tete, inadvertently missing the Kebrabasa Rapids, a drop of about six hundred feet. Hence, he was unaware that the river was not navigable when he arrived in London at the end of the year to promote its potential to the British government. In the meantime, the LMS had informed him that his expeditions were not the kind of gospel work it expected of him, and he resigned the next year. In England, he was feted as a national hero. The present book, written in six months, became an immediate best-seller, with seven editions published in rapid succession." (Delaney). Czech p97; Mendelssohn I, 908-910; PMM 341. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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

      1857 - 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, Having trained in medicine at Edinburgh, Macpherson (1812-1867) joined the the army in Madras as a surgeon in 1836. He served with the 37th grenadier regiment in China during the First Opium War, before returning to India to work in the Hyderabad contingent. With the Crimean War came his appointment to ?head of the medical staff of the Turkish contingent? (ODNB). While performing that role he travelled in the Kerch Peninsula, where he became interested in the wealth of antiquities present either side of the Cimmerian Bosphorus (today called the Kerch Strait). At around the same time in the mid 19th century, Russian-led archaeological digs in Kerch commenced, which began the process of unearthing the ancient city ? its history stretching back to the 7th century BC, when Greek settlers chose Mount Mithridat as the site for the city-state Panticapaeum ? that carries on today. After the war, Macpherson turned his notes into the present book, published in 1857. His text is complemented by particularly fine coloured lithographs, to which Abbey pays specific compliment: ?An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand.? Abbey Travel, 243; Blackmer 1055. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orang-Utang Pithecus, genannt Mstr. Jessi von der Insel Borneo. der einziger lebende in Europa und grÖsste der je hier gesehen wurde, ist hier angekommen und dem geehrten Publikum zur Schau ausgestellt. Zu sehen von Morgens 10 bis Abends 10 Uhr, an der Promenade in Pragers Kaffeegarten, parterre. Preise: Erster Platz 5 Ngr. Zweiter Platz 2 1/2 Ngr. Kinder zahlen 2 1/2 Ngr

      [1857] 1857 - single sheet (640 x 460mm. 25.5 x 18? (image) ) mounted, framed and glazed Leipzig: Oskar Leiner The exhibition of and interest in exotic animals in the modern world goes back to the time of DÜrer, who famously drew a rhinoceros (see Tim H. Clarke The Rhinoceros from Durer to Stubbs 1515-1799 (1986)), and indeed to the ancient world when exotic beasts were hunted, displayed in the Circus, and frequently reproduced in mosaics (see M. Mackinnon 'Supplying exotic animals for the Roman amphitheatre games etc. Mouseion Series III, vol. 6 (2006)). In the 18th and 19th centuries such exhibitions, organised on a European scale attracted huge crowds and made fortunes for their owners and exhibitors who shewed many different types of animal. Stieglitz, for example, at around the same time shewed a fine Arabian horse. They still continue today but under very different auspices and in zoos. In Germany particularly there was a tradition of such single sheet publications, not necessarily for publicity purposes (see Ingrid Faust.Zoologische Einblattdrucke & Flugschriften vor 1800.Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1998-). This splendid animal (The Orang Utang is first mentioned in English in a work of 1653 and Lord Monboddo (1714-99) in the 18th century believed that the Orang Utang was in fact a species of human, but lacking language) is here depicted against a background of a battle between armed natives and equally armed animals, was taken on a European tour by an impresario from Antwerp (where a Stieglitz gallery still exists) and was here shewn in Leipzig in the Prager Kaffeegarten. The animal named 'Master Jessi from the Island of Borneo the only Orang Utang living in Europe and the largest hitherto seen., is arrived here and put on exhibition for the distinguished public.'. The price for tickets in the front and second row is given, and children were admitted at half-price. There is a copy of the poster in the Leipzig local history museum (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum).

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        Katey's Letter. Irish Song. Sung By Miss Dolby

      Leader & Cock, London. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - In G. Undated but dated & Signed by Dolby] 1857? Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Music; Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6647002.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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        Die Fünf Welttheile, dargestellt in Bild und Wort. Landschafts- und Städtebilder, Schilderungen und Charakterzeichnungen aus allen Ländern der Erde. Ein Handbuch der Länder- und Völkerkunde nach den vorzüglichsten geographischen und ethnographischen Werken und den interessantesten Reise-Beschreibungen für Jung und Alt bearbeitet. 4 Bände.

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, o. J. (1857-1858). Gr.-8°. Mit 4 gest. illustr. Titeln, 209 (statt 210) Stahlstichtafeln (Ansichten) u. 66 (statt 67) grenzkolor. gest. Karten. Zus. ca. 2200 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Band 1: Asien und Afrika; Bände 2 u. 3: Europa; Band 4: Amerika und Australien. - „Es enthält im wesentlichen Texte aus dem ‚Universum‘, der ‚Volksbibliothek‘ und aus geographischen Werken der Zeit“ (Sarkowski). - Mit Ansichten von Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Berlin, Bremen, Brüssel, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Friedrichshafen, Graz, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Konstanz, Leipzig, London, Mailand, Mainz, München, Paris, Salzburg, Stockholm, Straßburg, Stuttgart, Wien, Albany, Boston, Buenos Aires, New Orleans, New York, Peking, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, Sydney usw. - Es fehlt die Ansicht von Frankfurt/Oder sowie die Karte der Argentinischen Staaten. - Einbände (bes. Kanten) berieben u. bestoßen. Unterschiedlich, tlw. stärker gebräunt bzw. stock- u. braunfleckig. - Andres 51; Sarkowski 36, 78. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Reiser, Die Fünf Welttheile, dargestellt in Bild und Wort. Landschafts- und Städtebilder, Schilderungen und Charakterzeichnungen aus allen Ländern der Erde. Ein Handbuch der Länder- und Völkerkunde nach den vorzüglichsten geographischen und ethnographischen Werken und den interessantesten Reise-Beschreibungen für Jung und Alt bearbeitet, Ansichtenwerke

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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 - Colored lithographed folding frontispiece of Victoria Falls, engraved portrait, 23 wood-engraved or lithographed plates, 2 folding maps. Contemporary red half calf and marbled boards. Rebacked preserving spine. Foxed. Cloth case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by the author: “Mrs Clare with the kindest regards of David Livingstone.” Livingstone lived many years in South Africa and made three great expeditions, the first described in this book 1853-56, and the others in 1858-64 and 1865-73. “David Livingstone, perhaps the greatest of the African explorers discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls” (PMM). Livingstone’s accomplishments in African exploration and geography are almost unequaled. He covered about a third of the Continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. This volume describes Livingstone’s first and greatest expedition (1853-56) in which, among many other things, he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them Victoria Falls. Europeans had never before seen much of the vast territory that Livingstone covered. “The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank” (PMM). A detailed account of his years of African exploration, during which he “investigated the geology, botany, and natural history of the country he traversed,” Livingstone’s Missionary Travels “thoroughly reflects the man and is delightful reading” (DNB). Provenance the celebrated collection of Haskell Norman, with his bookplate, Christie’s New York, 29 October 1998, lot 1173. Norman 1377. Exhibited: this very copy was exhibited at the original 1963 Printing and the Mind of Man exhibition (IPEX). Printing and the Mind of Man 341. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Professor, a tale. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Smith, Elder, & Co. 1857 Half titles, final ad. leaf vol. I, 16pp cata. vol. II. 2 vols in 1 in orig. publisher's remainder binding; dark green morocco-grained cloth, borders in blind, spine with decorated gilt bands at head & tail, lettered in gilt: THE / PROFESSOR / BY / CURRER BELL. / LONDON / SMITH, ELDER & CO. Some expertly executed minor repairs, but overall a v.g. well-preserved copy in a scarce format.Smith (p.162) mentions that 719 copies were bound up thus 'on or before 30 June 1859'. The grain on this copy is vertical (rather than diagonal or horizontal as described by Smith), and it has pale yellow endpapers. The Professor was Charlotte's first completed novel but last published, posthumously.

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        CARDIGAN James Brudenell 7th Earl 1797 1868 General led the Charge of the Light Brigade

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Cardigan") to an unidentified correspondent, a strong letter of recommendation for Dr. [E.H.] Nolan, author of the History of the War with Russia.4 pages 8vo, Portman Square, 20 April 1857.

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        Gesamtansicht von Nordwesten mit Blick auf den Bodensee ('Constance - 3.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Muller gedr. b. Frick Paris aus Les Bords Du Rhin b. Wild in Paris, um 1857, 18,5 x 23,5 Konstanz in alten Ansichten, Nr. 2.3.24.

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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]

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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).

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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

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        [Pre-Raffaellitism- Association Copy] Pre-Raffaellitism, E. T. Cook's Copy, biographer of John Ruskin

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1857. First edition. Original light peach cloth with superb black-stamped design on both covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, brick red endsheets. E. T. Cook's Copy, the biographer of Ruskin who edited the 39 volume editioin of his writings, from 1902-1911. Written in pencil on front pastedown, "E.T. Cook," and a later bookseller's notation on next page with an arrow labeled "Assn. Copy." 317pp with copious ads at end. Covers slightly faded, a very nice copy of one of the earliest critiques on the burgeoning movement and a great rarity; seldom found in presentable conditon.

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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]

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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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        1857 1st ed George Catlin Letters on Native American Indians Sioux Illustrated

      Philadelphia, Pa. : W.P. Hazard, 1857. First edition. - 1857 1st ed George Catlin Letters on Native American Indians Sioux Illustrated Originally published in 1841, George Catlin’s ‘Letters and Notes on American Indians’ covers the lives, customs, hunting cultures, and societies of Plains Indians. Catlin, a painter and author, was the first white man to depict these Indians in their native territories, whilst on his travels to the American West. This 1857 edition of ‘Letters and Notes’ was the first published by Hazard and features 150 brilliant in-text and full-page engravings of Indian battles, chiefs, expeditions to the American West, and homes and villages. These illustrations were published as a collection later following the success and popularity of this work. It also includes vocabulary of Mandan, Blackfoot, Riccaree, Sioux, and Tuscarora Indians. (Smithsonian 687). Item number: #1745 Price: $950 CATLIN, George Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians : written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America Philadelphia, Pa. : W.P. Hazard, 1857. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volume set: o Continuously paginated: 792p o 150 illustrations throughout on both steel and wood. • References: Howes C 241; Sabin 11536; Annual Report of Smithsonian Institution; • Provenance: o Handwritten – William Gilmore, July 4, 1857. William Harrison Gilmore (October 17, 1839 – April 18, 1910) was a Vermont political and military figure. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives, the Vermont State Senate and as Adjutant General of the Vermont Militia both during and after the Civil War. o Stamp – Robert Black Robert Black (1829–1915) was a British author of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a journalist and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his works on horse racing and for a translation of François Guizot's Popular History of France, his most successful work. • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1745 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Der Nachsommer. Eine Erzählung.

      Pesth, Heckenast. 1857 - 3 Bände. Kl. 8°. Jeweils Vortitel, gedruckter Titel und gestochener Titel, 483, 420 und 444 S. Blaues Leinen mit Goldprägung um 1900. Die außerordentlich seltene 1. Ausgabe des Hauptwerks von Stifter. Die gestochenen Titel von J. Axmann nach P.G. Geiger zeigen 1. Frh. von Risach bei der Rosenkulturpflege - 2. Mathilde im Lehnstuhl im Garten - 3. Natalie neben Tisch mit Zither. Mit dem Exlibris des Grazer Bibliophilen Karl Gerbert von Hornau (entworfen von Else Unger-Holzinger, 1873-1939, einer bei Köchert beschäftigten Schülerin von Josef Hoffmann). - Eisenmeier 161; Heck W 1; Rabenlechner I, 75; WG 11. Schönes, festes Exemplar, wie meist etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        Mitchell & Croasdale, Dealers in Sperm, Whale, Lard & Tanners Oil, Candles, Rice &c.

      Philadelphia: , ca. 1857. Philadelphia, ca. 1857. sep 22 2017. Color lithograph, 18 x 14 inches This advertising broadside is a copy of the first whaling print made in America. It was printed by William H. Rease, Philadelphia's leading trade card artist. The firm being advertised, Mitchell & Croasdale, sold whale products in Philadelphia between 1857 and 1860. A copy of this print sold at Swann's in 2010 for $2400. See Ingalls 295. Lightly tanned, else in excellent condition. Mounted on board and matted. Unframed.

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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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