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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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        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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        THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE Author of "Jane Eyre", "Shirley", "Villette", &c.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1857. First edition. First edition. Two volumes. Beautifully by Bayntun of Bath in full red morocco. Each volume with five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine. Gilt ruled borders to the upper and lower panels and double ruled inner dentelles with decorative corners. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a fleece lined red buckram, silk pull slipcase. 8vo. Vol I: 352pp; Vol II: 327pp. Engraved frontispiece and half title to each volume. A lovely fine copy, the bindings clean, square and tight and without fading. The contents with a faded, barely visible ink name to the half titles are otherwise clean and bright throughout. A lovely example of the first edition biography of Charlotte Bronte. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1 S. Qu.-schmal-4to. Vier Takte für zwei Klaviere aus "Cappan's und Friderun's Hochzeitsfest" op. 57. - Als Kind bereits Mitglied des Berliner Domchors, studierte Hofmann seit 1857 bei Theodor Kullak, August Eduard Grell, Siegfried Dehn und Richard Ferdinand Wüerst an der Neuen Akademie der Tonkunst und lebte danach als Pianist und Privat-Musiklehrer in Berlin. "Nach dem großen Erfolg seiner ersten Oper 'Cartouche' 1869 widmete er sich ausschließlich der Komposition, schrieb neben Klavierstücken und Liedern Orchester- und Chorwerke, die bei den 'Bilse-Konzerten' aufgeführt wurden (u. a. 'Frithjof-Symphonie', 1874). Zu Lebzeiten vielbeachtet, wurde Hofmann 1882 Mitglied und 1898 Senatsmitglied der Kgl. Akademie der Künste in Berlin" (DBE). - Ausschnitt aus einem umfangreicheren Notenmanuskript.

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        History of Sammy’s Bed; not of Down, nor a turn down, though it turned out down at last

      1856. [London: T MacLean, 1857] - ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT for: History of Sammy’s Bed; not of Down, nor a turn down, though it turned out down at last. Drawn by himself. November. 1856. Original illustrated manuscript in ink on [ii]26pp; (written on wove paper, measures 5-1/4 x 7-1/8 inches) loose. APPARENTLY PUBLISHED a year later by T MacLean, London 1857 (26ff). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        QUEBEC – SAGUENAY-LAC ST. JEAN REGION: PLAN OF THE RIVER SAGUENAY, CANADA EAST.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some minor wear along original folds, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 96 x 59 cm (38 x 23 inches). - Toronto: MacLear & Co. Lithographers, 1857. The first comprehensive printed scientific survey of the Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac St. Jean Region, taken during a time of transformative change, commissioned by Canada’s Crown Land Office, printed in Toronto in 1857. - This fine, large format map represents the first comprehensive modern survey of Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac St. Jean Region, taken at the beginning of a period of explosive growth and development that transformed the region from a peripheral backwater into a major industrial and natural resource powerhouse. The map was commissioned by Canada’s Crown Land Office to serve as blueprint for the development of the region, and was composed by the draftsman Joseph-François Bouchette, grandson of Quebec’s late legendary survey general, Joseph Bouchette, predicated on the latest trigonometric surveys. The map embraces the large, round expanse of Lac St. Jean, and the massive Saguenay River, which flows though a great gorge, before entering the St. Lawrence Estuary. Tadoussac, the village at the mouth of the Saguenay (founded 1600), is today famous for its beluga whales, but is also significant as the oldest permanently occupied European settlement in North America north of St. Augustine and west of Santa Fe. The map accurately details the region’s topographical features and depicts the newly established townships in advance of waves of settlement, in addition to newly-built roads. Significantly, it depicts Chicoutimi (incorporated 1845), which would grow to become one of Quebec’s major regional centres. Historical Context: The Development of the Saguenay-St. Jean Region. The Saguenay-Lac St. Jean region, home to Tadoussac, is the oldest area of Canada to have been continuously settled by Europeans; however, all the way up through the first half of the 19th Century, it was only very sparsely populated. Tadoussac was a small fishing village and trading post, while the hinterland was inhabited by small number of Montagnais natives and French Canadian trappers. While the shores of the Saguenay and Lac St. Jean had been mapped to a high standard by surveyors working under Samuel Holland, in 1768-9, little additional mapping had been done in the succeeding three generations. During the 1850s, the government of the united Canadas (administering modern Quebec and Ontario), decided to spur the mass European settlement and economic development of the outer regions of the provinces, such as the Saguenay. First, the Windsor-Quebec Corridor had become highly developed, such that there was no more free land available for new settlers. Second, the Crown was eager to exploit the resources in the outer regions, which in the Saguenay-Lac St. Jean consisted of arable farmland, fish, timber, and minerals. The Crown initiated many legislative and taxation changes to enable and incentivize settlement of Saguenay-Las St. Jean. Roads were built from the St. Lawrence, though the wilderness, to the upper Saguenay. Chicoutimi, officially incorporated in 1845, was made the regional center, receiving a large injection of public investment and improved infrastructure in anticipation of dramatic growth. Lac St. Jean, in spite of its harsh winters, was home to fertile farmland that could yield productive crops. New townships were charted, in anticipation of settlers. However, the exiting mapping was inadequate to continue road building projects and to lay-out cadastral grants. Canada’s Crown Land Office sent several teams of skilled surveyors to trigonometrically map the region. In Quebec City, Joseph-Francois Bouchette reduced and refined the resulting manuscripts into the present map, which was lithographed in Toronto by MacLear & Co. The present map was created under the watchful eye of Joseph Édouard Cauchon (1816-1885), who served as the Commissioner of Crown Lands of the united Canadas, from 1855 to 1857. This office was a senior cabinet position, overseeing the government’s largest department, in charge of spea

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        QUEBEC – GASPÉSIE: MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF GASPE AND BONAVENTURE, EXHIBITING THE LANDS ADJUDICATED, UNSERVEYED, CLERGY RESERVES, &C. &C. &C.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some minor wear along original folds, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 68 x 121 cm (26.5 x 47.5 inches). - Toronto: MacLear & Co. Lithographers, 1857. An important, gargantuan map of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, predicated on the surveys of the Bahamian-born cartographer Gerald George Dunlevie, published in Toronto for the Canada’s Crown Land Office, serving as the official blueprint for the administration of the region during a generation of transformative change. - This excellent map depicts Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, known in French as ‘La Gaspésie’, a large landmass that juts into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, marking the southern side of the mouth of the St. Lawrence estuary. The map is predicated on surveys conducted in the early 1850s by Gerald George Dunlevie, a Bahamian-born surveyor, working on behalf of Canada’s Crown Land Office. While the most advanced survey of the region to date, as noted upon the map, Dunlevie comprehensively surveyed only the populated southern and eastern parts of the peninsula. Here he conduced precise trigonometric surveys of each of the settled townships (noting the land areas of each), while delineating major reads, the locations of township centers, as well as the lands of the ‘Clergy Reserves’ (which will be discussed later). The Gaspésie’s vast interior, which was almost totally void of European settlement, is left unsurveyed, marked in parts as ‘This Tract yet unexplored’; as is the sparely populated north shore, which is noted as being ‘Occupied, and Proposed to be surveyed’. Importantly, however, in addition to the settled townships, Dunlevie surveyed the Kempt Road, which ran across the neck of the peninsula, and provided the only landward link between New Brunswick and Quebec City. During the 1850s, the government of the united Canadas (Ontario and Quebec) was determined to spur widespread settlement and economic development in areas outside of the densely populated Windsor-Quebec City Corridor, such as the Gaspésie. This entailed a number of legislative and taxation changes to incentivize settlement. Dunlevie was dispatched to the Gaspésie by the Crown Land Office to survey the more promising areas for further development. The present map was published for the Crown Land Office, having been carefully reduced from Dunlevie’s original manuscript, under the supervision of its commissioner, Joseph Édouard Cauchon. It was published in Toronto, in 1857, by the firm of MacLear & Co. Lithographers. Historical Context: Transformative Change in Quebec’s Gaspésie - The Gaspésie region is an immense peninsula that had long been home to European settlers along it southern and eastern shores, but was scarcely populated in its interior, while is northern shore was a region of fleeting development. While a very small number of European fisherman had inhabited Gaspésie’s shorelines during French colonial times, the period following the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution saw waves of settlement of Acadians (exiled from the Maritimes), as well as English-speaking settlers from the Thirteen American colonies. The coasts of the region, particularly the areas of its future southern and eastern townships were first surveyed in 1765, to a very high standard, by teams working under Samuel Holland. Between that time and 1850s, the Crown had simply utilized the Holland template, only adding updated details, as opposed to commissioning new general surveys. The most prominent map from this long era was Joseph Bouchette’s Plan of the District of Gaspe (London: William Faden, 1815). By the 1850s, the government of the united Canadas decided to spur the mass settlement and economic development of the outer regions of the provinces, such as the Gaspésie. First, the Windsor-Quebec Corridor had become highly developed, such that there was no free land available for new settlers. Second, the Crown was eager to exploit the resources in the outer regions, which in the Gaspésie consisted of fish, timer, and minerals. Third, the Crown wanted to ensure that all coastal regions and areas near the U.S. border were settled, i

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        Scraps from Indian and other journals.

      8vo., caption title, 24pp. excluding several blank leaves, headings printed in red, contemporary crushed red morocco, fully gilt, the sides with extravagant gilt panelling, spine fully gilt with raised bands, all edges gilt, cream silk doublures, a superb, but frustratingly, unsigned, binding, lettered in gilt 'Lady Ford'* on upper cover.Publisher: [Cheltenham: printed by R. Edwards, 396, High Street.Year: ca. 1857 or 1858]Edition:

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        Madame Bovary

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, 11x18cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - edizione originale che contiene tutte le caratteristiche prima questione la cui colpa "Senart" dedizione a scivolare. Binding metà pecora in bronzo, di nuovo liscia decorata con reti dorate triple, oro coda fregio, come parte della pelle di pecora arancione, piatti, carta marmorizzata contreplats e le guardie hanno fatto di carta, rilegatura contemporanea. Un nome scritto a penna conduce il foglio stampato dedizione come un ex libris, pieghe marginali sul foglio dedica stampata.     - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale comportant toutes les caractéristiques de première émission dont la faute à "Sénart" au feuillet de dédicace. Reliure en demi basane bronze, dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés, frise dorée en queue, pièce de titre de basane orange, plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Un nom inscrit à la plume en tête du feuillet de dédicace imprimée en guise d'ex-libris, pliures marginales sur le feuillet de dédicace imprimée.    

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        QUEBEC: MAP OF LOWER CANADA SHEWING THE PROPOSED LAND AGENCIES AND THE TOWNSHIPS DISTINCT FROM THE SEIGNIORIES.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some minor wear along original folds, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 53 x 148 cm (21 x 58 inches). - Montreal: George Matthews, 1857. A historically important, gargantuan map of Canada East (Quebec), commissioned by the Canada’s Crown Land Office as a strategic blueprint to manage the government’s numerous infrastructure, settlement and economic development. - This massive map of Quebec was commissioned by Canada’s Crown Land Office, and is predicated on the latest scientific surveys. Importantly, it was made to serve as strategic overview for administrators managing intense and transformative economic, settlement and infrastructure development. The map embraces all of the province of Canada East (formerly Lower Canada; from 1867, Quebec), dividing the territory into counties and townships. It shows that the old areas of settlement in the Montreal –Quebec City Corridor were intensely developed, while areas inland and the outer regions (such as Saguenay-Lac St. Jean, the Ottawa Valley, and the Gaspésie) were in incipient states of development. To mange the sale of lands, the Crown Land Office was in the process of setting up land agency districts, the boundaries of which are demarcated on the map. Of particular note, the map features both the already realized and projected lines of the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR). Founded in 1852, by 1856, it connected Montreal with Toronto, and had expanded as far east as St. Thomas, on the lower St. Lawrence, with branches to the south connecting Quebec with New England. The railway had a transformative impact upon the development of Canada and was one of the factors that enabled Canadian Confederation a decade after the present map was issued. Historical Context: Quebec on the Eve of Confederation - By the 1850s, the government of the united Canadas (administering modern Quebec and Ontario), had to mange both major opportunities and major challenges. The long settled areas in the Montreal-Quebec City Corridor, hugging the St. Lawrence were experiencing rapid economic development, spurred in part by the growth of the railways. At the same time, a high birth rate and mass inward migration ensured that the Crown had long run out of free land for new homesteads. The Crown thus decided to develop the province’s outer regions; however, this required mass investment in infrastructure and administrative systems. Beyond providing new, civilised living space, the expansion into the outer regions would unlock vast wealth in agriculture, fish, timber, and minerals. The Crown initiated many legislative and taxation changes to enable and incentivize settlement. Canada’s Crown Land Office sent several different teams of skilled surveyors to trigonometrically map the province’s various regions. In Quebec City, the draftsman Joseph-Francois Bouchette, the grandson of the legendary late Surveyor-General of Quebec, Joseph Bouchette, reduced and refined the resulting manuscripts into the present map, which was published in Montreal by George Matthews. The present map was created under the watchful eye of Joseph Édouard Cauchon (1816-1885), who served as the Commissioner of Crown Lands of the united Canadas, from 1855 to 1857. This office was a senior cabinet position, overseeing the government’s largest department, in charge of spearheading all designs to manage lands and infrastructure. The present map was published as part of a series of 8 large-format ground-breaking maps of Canadian regions published to accompany the Appendix to Cauchon’s Report of the Commissioner of Crown Lands. Part II (Toronto, 1857). The maps included (short title): 1. Lower Canada (the present map); 2. Upper Canada; 3. Gaspe and Bonaventure; 4. The Saguenay; 5. The St. Maurice Territory; 6. The Ottawa & Huron Country; 7. The North Shore of Lake Huron; and 8. Canada, Indian Territories, and Hudson’s Bay. While the maps were sometimes bound into a volume, the marquis examples were mounted upon limp linen and folded separately within a portfolio (such as the present example). The present map remained highly influential and served as the b

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        ONTARIO: MAP OF UPPER CANADA SHEWING THE PROPOSED LAND AGENCY DIVISIONS.

      Lithograph, mounted upon original limp linen (Very Good, some minor wear along original folds, a couple of small holes at fold vertices, some light areas of toning, overall a fine example), 89 x 108 cm (35 x 42.5 inches). - Montreal: George Matthews, 1857. A historically important, large format map of Canada West (Ontario), commissioned by Canada’s Crown Land Office as a strategic blueprint to manage the government’s multiple infrastructure, settlement and economic development projects. - This large format map of Ontario was commissioned by Canada’s Crown Land Office, and is predicated upon the latest scientific surveys. Importantly, it was made to serve as a strategic overview for administrators overseeing transformative projects of economic, settlement and infrastructure development. The map embraces all of what is now known as Southern Ontario and the Near North regions, up to just beyond Sault Ste. Marie and Lake Nipissing. It shows that the southern areas were intensely developed, divided into counties and townships, while the areas beyond (the Ottawa & Huron Country and the North of Huron region) were in incipient states of development. To manage the sale of lands, the Crown Land Office was in the process of setting up land agency districts, the boundaries of which are demarcated on the map. Critically, the map shows the new roads that were being built into the Near North, the lifelines for development. Historical Context: Ontario on the Eve of Confederation - By the 1850s, the government of the united Canadas (administering modern Quebec and Ontario), had to manage both major opportunities and major challenges. The long settled areas in the Windsor-Toronto-St. Lawrence Corridor were experiencing rapid economic development. At the same time, a high birth rate and mass inward migration ensured that the Crown had long run out of free land for new homesteads. The Crown decided to develop the outer regions of the province; however, this required mass investment in infrastructure and administrative systems. Beyond providing new, civilised living space, the expansion into the outer regions would unlock vast wealth in agriculture, fish, timber, and minerals. The Crown initiated many legislative and taxation changes to enable and incentivize the settlement and development of the outer regions. The present map was created under the watchful eye of Joseph Édouard Cauchon (1816-1885), who served as the Commissioner of Crown Lands of the united Canadas, from 1855 to 1857. This office was a senior cabinet position, overseeing the government’s largest department, in charge of spearheading all designs to manage lands and infrastructure. Cauchon dispatched several different teams of skilled surveyors to trigonometrically map the province’s various regions. The resulting manuscripts were edited and refined into the present map, which was lithographed in Montreal by George Matthews. The present map was issued as part of a series of 8 large-format ground-breaking maps of Canadian regions published to accompany the Appendix to Cauchon’s Report of the Commissioner of Crown Lands. Part II (Toronto, 1857). The maps included (short title): 1. Lower Canada; 2. Upper Canada (the present map); 3. Gaspe and Bonaventure; 4. The Saguenay; 5. The St. Maurice Territory; 6. The Ottawa & Huron Country; 7. The North Shore of Lake Huron; and 8. Canada, Indian Territories, and Hudson’s Bay. While the maps were sometimes bound into a volume, the marquis examples were mounted upon limp linen and folded separately within a portfolio (such as the present example). The present map remained highly influential and served as the basis for the administrative management of Ontario during the critical Pre- and Early Confederation periods. References: OCLC: 624490238.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. A first edition, first printing, first issue with the issue points of the first impression, including the three line Errata on page xiv; William instead of Frederick on page 317 line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371; and Rigaud for Blandois on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. THIS VOLUME WITH THE INSERTED ERRATA SLIP and very rare as such. A very good half leath colume. Name and address faintly to the title page. Rare with the slip.

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        Log of Barque Washington Allston from Portland for Calcutta via Buenos Aires by Arthur Goodwin. 1857-1858

      Folio. Unpaginated (about 200 pp. manuscript entries). This is a complete log of the voyage, from departing Portland January 20, 1857 to approaching Boston January 22, 1858. Her captain was Edward Graves. They arrived in Calcutta July 10 and departed Sept. 12. The 10 page port log is quite detailed regarding cargo, ship repairs, activities of coolies, etc. I can find no mention of this vessel in Fairburn, but the Marine Intelligence newspaper for Jan. 23, 1858 notes her arrival in Boston on Jan. 22. In the back of the book Goodwin has kept some astronomical notes - the observed distance of the moon from Jupiter and Venus at various times between June and October 1857 - as well as an abstract log of the bark's passage. Quite possibly Goodwin was a carpenter since, along with an abstract log of the voyage and numerical signals for eighteen messages -"How Many Days Out?" etc., he also appended a list of hand tools carried aboard the ship. Binding broken, text clean and legible.

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        Chronik oder geschichtliche, ortskundliche und statistische Beschreibung des Kantons Bern, alten Theils, in alphabetischer Ordnung.

      Bern u. Zürich, 1857, - in-4to, XVII + 1 Bl. + 1 S. + 712 S. + 6 Aquatinta-Ansichten. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, Stempel auf Titelbl. ?Bibliothek Dr. Marcus Bourquin Biel?, Einf. Pbd. d. Zt. (Gebrauchssp.). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 18723. Wäber 118 (gibt irrtümlich 8 Tafeln an). [Attributes: Hard 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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        Frühe Abschrift des Testaments vom 13. 6. 1857.

      Ausgefertigt nach dem 16 7 1857 - 6 1/2 pp, in-4. - "Für den Fall daß Gott mich aus diesem Leben abruft, errichte ich bei voller Ueberlegung mit Nachstehendem meinen letzten Willen .". Das auch biographisch interessante Dokument enthält u. a. ein detailliertes Verzeichnis des Vermögens des Komponisten (von ihm selbst auf etwa 100.000 Gulden geschätzt), Verfügungen über seine gedruckten und ungedruckten Kompositionen sowie über die beiden in seinem Besitz befindlichen Originalmanuskripte seines Lehrers Beethoven (Violinkonzert op. 61 und Ouverture op. 114). - Etwas fleckig, kleine Bug- und Randmängel. Das einen Monat vor Czernys Tod verfasste und am Tag nach seinem Tod beim Bezirksgericht der Inneren Stadt Wien eröffnete Testament wurde in der "Niederrheinischen Musik-Zeitung" vom 1. 8. 1857 publiziert (Kopie beiliegend).

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        Oeuvres de Vauvenargues -

      Furne et Cie 1857 -, Paris - 2 tomes. Grand in-8 Tome 1: XXXVIII + 500 pp. Tome 2: 370 pp. Reliure plein maroquin tabac aux armes dorées sur les plats. Dos à nerfs avec fleurons dorés. Tranches marbrées. Reliure signée BOURLIER. Intérieur propre. Portrait frontispice sur tome 1. Bel ensemble bien relié. Le tome 2 rassemble les oeuvres posthumes et oeuvres inédites de Vauvenargues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London Lomngmans 1857 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 204 pp., original brown cloth gilt, upper cover pictorial gilt, a little worn, a very good copy. Scarce. The first book in English devoted to bread making. Alongside recipes, this contains a scholarly history of bread-making, which includes Acton's strong opinions on some contemporary baking practices. Acton (1799-1859) was notable for producing her cookery books for ordinary families rather than professional cooks. They feature precise instructions and exact measurements. This approach made her a big influence on Mrs. Beeton. Axford p134; Bitting p3; Cagle 537. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Climatology of the United States

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1857 - 1st edn, excellent condition, many f/o climate maps, first book of this kind published in America, thick 4to, 534pps + index, inscribed by railroad investor and financier Jay Cooke to J. Gregory Smith (his bookplate on pastedown), president of the Vermont Central Railroad after father died in 1858, soon to extend firm into Canada, later president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company (1866) in which this book may have been a contributing factor in his plans. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years residence in the interior of Africa, 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., ix, 687pp., folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 2 folding maps (1 in pocket at end), 22 full-page wood-engraved plates, folding plan, illustrations in the text, light foxing to plates, contemporary calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece, rebacked preserving spine, an attractive example. "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. 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; Hard Cover]

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        NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA POPOLARE ITALIANA OVVERO DIZIONARIO GENERALE DI SCIENZE, LETTERE, ARTI, STORIA, GEOGRAFIA, ECC Opera compilata sulle migliori in tal genere, inglesi, tedesche e francesi

      TORINO: dalla Società l' Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1857-1870. rilegato. BUONO. 20 29,5. 31 USATO

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        Madame Bovary

      first edition featuring all the first show features including the fault at "Sénart" on the dedication sheet. Bronze half bronze binding, smooth back decorated with triple golden fillets, golden frieze in tail, piece of orange tassel title, marbled paper plates, counterplates and paper warehouses in the vat, Contemporary binding. A name written in the pen at the head of the dedication sheet printed as an ex-libris, marginal folds on the printed dedication sheet. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1857 11x18cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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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). 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], Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6400 8°., fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halb-Leinen,

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        Carte particuliËre des cÙtes d'Italie (Etats Sardes). Parties comprise entre Arenzano et Portofino.

      Parigi, 1857 - Incisione in acciaio di mm 660x995, incisa da Collin su rilevamenti di Darondeau, Delbalat, Boutroux e Manen. Carta nautica che offre un grande dettaglio delle coste tra Arenzano e Portofino. Rara e molto ben conservata, eccettuate alcune lievi fioriture e leggere tracce di sporco superficiale. cartografia.

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        Dictionary of Greek and Roman geography. I. Abacaenum - Hytanis. - II. Iabadius - Zymethus. Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood.

      Londres, Walton et Maberly, John Murray, 1854-1857, - 2 forts vol. in-8, XI-1108 et VIII-[2]-1383 pp., texte sur deux colonnes, avec de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte et trois cartes dépliantes hors-texte, typographie en petit corps, index, demi-veau violine, dos lisses ornés de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison brique, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Dos uniformément insolés, rousseurs. Il s'agit de l'un des trois grands répertoires sur l'histoire ancienne qui illustrèrent la réputation de William Smith (1813-1893), et demeurent d'incomparables instruments de travail.

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        A comprehensive collection of Parliamentary Papers pertaining to the explorations in South Australia of Benjamin Herschel Babbage (1815-1878), 'engineer, scientist and explorer ... son of Charles Babbage, Cambridge professor of mathematics [and the first computer pioneer], and his wife Georgina, sister of W.W. Whitmore, a founder of South Australia.... In 1856 Babbage was sent north to search for gold as far as the Flinders Ranges. He found none, but discovered the MacDonnell River, Blanchewater and Mount Hopeful

      He was the first to dispel the current idea of the impassability of the Lake Torrens 'horseshoe'... [In late 1857 he was] appointed leader of a northern expedition. Babbage left in February 1858 to explore the country between Lakes Torrens and Gairdner, and further to the north and west. His concept of exploration was based on thorough survey, mapping and examination of the country, ideals with which Francis Dutton, commissioner of crown lands, agreed in his instructions and early correspondence. With cumbrous and ingenious equipment Babbage carried out the first part, hampered by bad terrain and lack of water. But he had no sense of urgency and was thus completely out of tune with the current concept of opening up new country for quick exploitation. His slowness led to public and parliamentary clamour, to which Dutton later succumbed and sent Peter Egerton Warburton to supersede him. Meanwhile Babbage had moved north from the Elizabeth River, discovered Hermit Hill and delineated the western shores of Lake Eyre South. There Warburton relieved him on 5 November. Based on his experiences of 1856, Babbage also believed in a gap in the "horseshoe" and at Hermit Hill confirmed his belief. He had actually crossed the gap, but Warburton was the first to traverse it completely. On grounds of unfair treatment Babbage successfully petitioned for a parliamentary inquiry. In 1858-59 voluminous evidence was taken but no report issued.... [He then withdrew from public life until 1866.] In 1870-72 Charles Todd employed Babbage as an assistant in planning and plotting the Overland Telegraph line, and as a supervisor of contractors.... His achievements as an explorer were notable but the accompanying controversy tended unduly to overshadow them and his attainments in other fields' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Indeed, 'the reports from the expedition were ... a significant prelude to Stuart's successful crossing of the continent from south to north' in 1861-62 (The Davidson Collection, Third Sale, July 2007, lot 565). This lengthy preamble should help explain the connection between the following eleven foolscap folio Parliamentary Papers relating to Benjamin Babbage, published in Adelaide by the Government Printer in 1858 and 1859. (1) Northern Exploration.... Reports, &c, of Explorations into the Interior, by Messrs. Babbage, Warburton, Geharty, and Parry. SAPP25/1858; 51 pages plus 2 large folding maps. (2) Northern Exploration.... Further Correspondence respecting the Exploring Party under Command of Mr. Babbage. SAPP25*/1858; 6 pages. (3) Cost of Northern Exploration. SAPP36/1858; 1 page. (4) Northern Exploration.... Correspondence between the Hon. the Commissioner of Crown Lands and the Commissioner of Police [Major Peter Egerton Warburton], relative to the Progress of the Northern Exploring Parties. SAPP127/1858; 4 pages. (5) Northern Explorations.... Reports from Messrs Babbage and Warburton, and Police-Trooper Burtt, on Exploration into the North and North-Western Interior of South Australia. SAPP151/1858; 19 pages plus 3 maps (2 folding). (6) Petition of B.H. Babbage. SAPP154/1858; 1 page. (7) Northern Exploration.... Letter, with Enclosure, from Major Warburton, relative to Exploration in the Neighborhood of Lake Torrens. SAPP159/1858; 3 pages. (8) Northern Exploration.... Correspondence between the Honourable the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Major Warburton, relative to the Northern Exploration. SAPP166/1858; 6 pages. (9) Cost of Northern Explorations. SAPP20/1859; 1 page. (10) Minutes of Evidence taken by the Select Committee appointed to enquire into and report on the Petition of B.H. Babbage. SAPP21/1859; 63 pages. (11) Northern Exploration.... Correspondence between the Government and Messrs. Babbage and Warburton, relative to Northern Explorations. SAPP37/1859; 2 pages. As often with these Parliamentary Papers relating to expeditions, the maps are a constant source of pleasure. The best one in this group is one of the large folding maps in SAPP25/1858: 'Sketch of the Country North of the Gawler Ranges' (324 x 485 mm). It is a lithographed map printed in two colours, in an unusual manner (blue on the left, red on the right): 'The portion in Blue is taken from a Plan supplied by Major Warburton. The portion in Red is taken from a Drawing supplied by Mr Babbage'. Recently bound in two matching volumes (according to year of publication) in cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; all Parliamentary Papers (printed on blue stock) are in uniformly fine condition. South Australian Parliamentary Papers Numbers 25, 25*, 36, 127, 151, 154, 159 and 166 of 1858 [and] 20, 21 and 37 of 1859 (McLaren 4981-4983, 16481, 4984-4986, 16485, 16486, 4987, and 4988 respectively). Items 16481, 16485 and 16486 are listed under Warburton only, and not Babbage as well. We suggest they should be there; we have called them 4983A, 4986A and 4986B in our annotated copy of the bibliography. Offered together with a related item, Victorian Parliamentary Paper Number 1 of 1859, 'Report on the Plants collected during Mr Babbage's Expedition into the North-Western Interior of South Australia in 1858' by Ferdinand Mueller (foolscap folio, 21 pages, stab-sewn and uncut as issued; a fine copy, albeit with minor infill to the bottom corner of the first two leaves). McLaren 13749. The complete suite of Parliamentary Papers relating to Babbage's 1858 Northern Exploring Expedition and its aftermath is very rare; for example, the exceptional collection of Rodney Davidson contained only six of the above twelve items (which sold in four lots to the one buyer for $5360 in 2007).

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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'Italia. Prima Parte dell'Europa.

      Uffizio de' libri ascetici e predicabili - Napoli 1857-1860, NAPOLI - Opere del Padre Daniello Bartoli ITALIANO Cinque volumi, in parte intonsi, della seconda metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, bella cornice su piatto anteriore, alcuni segni del tempo, Vol. Ottavo con piatto anteriore staccato dalla legatura, mancante quello inferiore, Vol. Italia privo del piatto anteriore. Mentre il vol. sesto è privo del piatto piatto posteriore e del dorso legatura lenta. vari segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli, irregolari e con barbe, leggermente bruniti, pagine in buono stato, diverse con becca. Vol. XXX, XXXVI, XLII , LXIX e LXIIdella collana Opere del Padre Daniello Bartoli.

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        Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55

      Philadelphia, PA: Childs and Peterson, 1857.. SECOND EDITION, finely bound. In two volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.[2] 464 [2]; pp.[2] 467 [3]. With 19 steel engraved plates, including portrait frontispieces, each with a tissue guard, as well as decorated title pages and three maps, two folding. Frequent in-text wood engravings. In contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels to spines and marbled boards. All edges and and endpapers marbled. Browning around some plates. Moderate outer wear; corners bumped. Very good. First published by Childs and Peterson in 1856, this second edition is somewhat expanded.

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