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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, 1857-58. - Erstausgabe dieses klassischen Expeditionsberichtes; Bd. 1 wie meist im 2. Abdruck. - „Das Hauptgewicht seiner Forschungen liegt auf historisch-ethnographisch-linguistischem Gebiet, das dank seines außerordentlichen Sprachtalents in ungeahnter Weise bereichert wurde. Fast alles, was er hierin tat, sind Pionierleistungen" (Henze). - „Sein Hauptwerk war der obengenannte Bericht über die 1849 angetretene und erst nach mehr als fünf Jahren abgeschlossene Reise. Alexander von Humboldt, sein Gönner, der als uralter Mann die ersten Bände noch kennenlernte, sagte von ihnen, sie hätten Europa eine neue Welt erschlossen" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 621). - Einbände tlw. etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stock- oder braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sehr schönes, tlw. unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - PMM 341(b); Kainbacher 29; Henze I, 182; Ibrahim/Hilmy I, 54; Abbey 274; Embacher 24; Engelmann II, 1097; Griep/Luber 81; Paulitschke, Erforschung, 131; ADB II, 99; vgl. Thieme/B. III, 449 (Bernatz); nicht bei Borst u. Gay. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Gr.-8°. Mit 152 Textholzstichen, 60 farb. lithogr. Tafeln (von E. Emminger u. J. Wölffle nach Umzeichnungen von Skizzen H. Barths durch J. M. Bernatz), 16 (4 teilkolor.) gefalt. Karten u. einem Holzstichplan. Zus. ca. 3600 S., Blindgepr. OLwd.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. Bradbury and Evans, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1857 on the title page. Vignette title page. Errata on page xiv. With "Rigaud" for Blandois on page 469. "William" for "Frederick" on page 317, line 27. Quotation marks missing before "because" 7th line from bottom on page 377. "B2" on page 371. Illustrated by H.K. Browne (Phiz). Three quarter leather boards, gold gilt lettering at the spine, five raised bands. Marbled endpaper and matching marbled page edges. Book Condition: Very Good+, book is tight and square, light shelf wear. Tight spine, two bumped corners, clean pages. Marked first edition at a front free endpage, mild foxing at the half title page.

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

      First Edition. Blue embossed hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition in original cloth. Cover lightly bumped. Slight darkening to page ends and browning to frontis plate of volume II. Half title missing from volume II. Ex-lib. - Cruising Association. Bookplates and gilt stamp on upper covers and number on spines. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xv, 376pp; vii, 368pp. 3 folding charts and plans and 6 chromolithographed plates. The author was the captain of the vessel 'Allen Gardiner' and recounts his experiences of working for the Patagonian Missionary Society. In addition to the contents on the Falkland Islands, the appendix to volume II contains further details including a section entitled 'Remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement'. Also 'Summary of Geological, Botanical, and other Notes, Falkland Islands'.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      E. Stanford 1857. . E. Stanford 1857. . 1st Ed. x + 403pp. 4 tinted litho. plates, many figures, map. Some marginal browning, sporadic stain to tail of some leaves, ex.-libris G. Carleton Jones, hinges taped, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt figure to upper board, some fading and discolouring, sm. stain to tail of upper board, rebacked with much of original spine laid down. Mendelssohn Vol. 2. pp.315. ‘One of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published upto the middle of the nineteenth century ... a complete account of the personal appearance, mode of life, and the political, social and domestic institutions of the natives with information respecting their superstitions, laws, warfare and manufactures ...’ US$526

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      G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Light rubbing and edge wear. Occasional scattered browning. Heraldic book-plate on fep. Neat inscription on ffep. Aeg. Inner hinge cracked, binding tight [First Illustrated Edition] Red/gilt leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 375pp. With illustrations by W.H. Hunt, D.G. Rosetti, J.E. Millais, C. Stanfield, and engravers T. Williams, W.J. Linton and Dalziel Brothers. Book-plate of James MacKenzie Davidson 'Viget in cinere virtus'.

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        A Legal Review of the Case of Dred Scott, as decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. From the Law Reporter for June, 1857.

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1857.. 62 pp. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. First separate edition. Sabin 78260. LCP Afro-Americana, 4232. Dumond p. 61. Cohen 11882. Work p. 345. Eleven years earlier, Dred Scott sued for his freedom in one of the most famous of all Supreme Court cases, one he lost and which ultimately led to the Civil War. "One of the earliest and best argued legalistic attacks on Chief Justice Taney's opinion in Dred Scott. It first appeared as an article in the June 1857 issue of the Law Reporter, which at that time was edited by Lowell?. Both authors were bright young men in the legal profession. Lowell ultimately became a federal district judge and Gray would spend twenty-one years as an associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Although Gray and Lowell are quite mild in their criticism of Taney, the pamphlet is an excellent example of how conservative Northern lawyers were appalled by the partisan and unjudicial [sic] nature of Taney's opinion. They suggest that his opinion ?is unworthy of the reputation of that great magistrate (p.9). In dissecting Taney's opinion, they present several arguments: (1) They argue that Negroes could be citizens of the U.S. This is primarily a historical argument taken mostly from Justice Curtis? dissent. (2) If Taney is correct in his assertion that the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in the case, because a black man cannot sue in federal court, then he also has no right to examine the merits of the case. (3) Congress has the right to regulate the territories. (4) The Somerset rule is good law in the United States and thus any slave brought into a free jurisdiction by his master becomes free the moment that slaves touches free soil. (5) The U.S. Supreme court does not have to follow the rule on Dred Scott?s status as decided by the Missouri Supreme Court?? Paul Finkelman (Slavery in the Courtroom: an Annotated Bibliography of American Cases, pp. 51-52). ABPC shows only one at auction in the last quarter century. A very good+ copy, wrappers mildly worn, mainly along the spine.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa E.O.

      - Auteur(s) : Livingstone, David Titre(s) : Missionary travels and researches in South Africa, including a sketch of sixteen year's residence in the interior of Africa. by David Livingstone Publication : London : J. Murray, 1857 Description matérielle : In-8° , X-688 p., portrait, pl. et carte BEL EXEMPLAIRE 1st print,1/2 rel. à coins, dos lisse [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      John Murray 1857 - . 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. FIRST EDITION, THIRD STATE - with the lithographs opposite pp 66 and 225 black and white. Advertisement ( 8 pp), dated 1, November 1857. Original brown blind stamped boards with gilt spine titles. Two inch closed tear to cloth of verso of spine joint. Bumped and with spine strip crush. Boards somewhat bowed. Brown endpapers. Fold out lithograph of Victoria Falls. Tissue protected portrait of the author by Henry Phillips. All lithographs attached. Fold out map of South Africa prior to advertisements. Fold out map of Livingstone's journey across Africa tucked into the envelope made from the rear endpapers. Binders ticket from Edwards and Remmants, London. A nice example. *** Please email if you have any queries. We will send photos by email on request. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Mosaïques de la cathédrale d'Aoste. Extrait des Annales archéologiques, dix-septième volume.

      Paris, Victor Didron 1857 - in-4 carré, 8 pp., avec deux planches montées sur onglets, dont une à double page, demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid et de lions dorés, pièce de titre bouteille, tranches mouchetées (J. Weber). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale du premier travail archéologique de l'auteur (une édition remaniée sortit en 1859). Antoine-Edouard Aubert (1814-1888), porté par goût naturel vers l'archéologie et les monuments du passé, fit plusieurs séjours dans la vallée d'Aoste, où il prit des croquis de la cathédrale et de ses mosaïques ; et ce fut cette notice qui le fit remarquer par Didron : trois ans plus tard, il publiait sa monographie La Vallée d'Aoste, illustrée par ses propres dessins ; puis il se lança dans l'étude de l'abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, à laquelle il devait consacrer ses meilleurs écrits. Reliées à la suite cinq autres pièces peu communes sur divers aspects de l'archéologie : I. COCHET (Jean-Benoît-Désiré) : Sépultures chrétiennes de la période anglo-normande, trouvées à Bouteilles, près Dieppe, en 1857. Communiqué à la Société des antiquaires de Londres. Londres, J.B. Nichols, 1858, [2]-25 pp., avec planche en couleurs. Frère I, 255. - II. COCHET : Notes on the interment of a young Frankish warrior, discovered at Envermeu, Seine Inférieure, on September 10, 1856. Translated, and followed by some remarks upon the abbé's notes, by W.M. Wylie. Londres, J.B. Nichols, 1857, [2]-13 pp., avec une planche en couleurs. - III. COCHET : Archéologie céramique et sépulcrale, ou L'Art de classer les sépultures anciennes à l'aide de la céramique. Paris, Derache, Rouen, Lebrument, Dieppe, Marais, Londres, John et H. Parker, 1860, 19 pp., avec des figures dans le texte, et 10 planches hors-texte. - IV. [DUSEVEL (Hyacinthe) :] Première lettre à M. le Duc de Luynes sur quelques types de l'art chrétien dessinés par ses soins dans le département de la Somme. Abbeville, Imprimerie de T. Jeunet, 1853, 33 pp. Une seconde lettre suivit, mais n'est pas jointe : c'est Dusevel qui avait été chargé des relevés. - V. [LENORMANT (Charles) :] Anciennes étoffes. De l'étoffe conservée à la Couture du Mans. - De l'étoffe dite de S. Mesme, à Chinon (extrait du tome III des Mélanges d'archéologie). Paris, Poussielgue, Masson, s.d., 28 pp., avec des figures dans le texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Autobiography of a Female Slave (First Edition)

      New York: Redfield, 1857. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full black pebbled cloth with professionally relaid spine. Reinforcement strip on front and back endpages also professionaly done. Damp staining to first 100 pages. "HEH has author's ALS, dated May 21, 1904, in which she states that only a few copies were struck off 'and then the book died a natural death without accomplishing its object. The Story has one commendable virtue, every and each incident is a recited and well known fact'."; Brignano's Black Americans in Autobiography, No. 679]. 8vo, dark brown cloth, 402 pages [followed by 8 pages of ads]. Although published anonymously in the form of a slave narrative, the book is in fact a work of fiction; the author was "a white Kentuckian and schoolteacher turned, rather ardently, abolitionist" [Jackson's A History of Afro-American Literature, p. 129]. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        The North American sylva; or, a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia to which is added a description of the most useful European forest trees with Notes by J. Jay Smith.

      D. Rice and A.N. Hart, Philadelphia 1857 - "3 volumes; together and uniformly bound with: Nuttall, Thomas. The North American Sylva not described in the work of F. Andrew Michaux, Philadelphia, 1859, 3 volumes in 2; together 6 volumes in 5, lg. 8vo, portrait frontispiece and 277 hand-colored plates, many after Redouté and printed from the original French copperplates; some toning of the pages, occasional minor spots and stains, but generally a nice copy with attractive coloring; publisher's full brown blindstamped morocco, gilt lettering on spine, a.e.g.; minor rubbing and scuffing but on the whole a very good, and pleasing set. "Few American color plate books had such lasting popularity as this classic work on American trees, or as tangled a publication history . Thomas Nuttall travelled extensively in the South, Midwest, and West between 1815 and 1835. One of his goals was to gather materials to supplement Michaux's work. His work on American trees not covered in Michaux was first issued in 1842-1849 . In 1856 a fire destroyed the premises of the publishers of the joint edition. The Michaux copper plates were saved, but the Nuttal stones were evidently lost, and the later joint editions (as here) used new stones" (Reese). Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 120 & 124; Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 76; Reese, SWANC, 21; Sabin 48695: "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America.""

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        "The North American sylva; or, a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia … to which is added a description of the most useful European forest trees … with Notes by J. Jay Smith."

      Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart. 1857. "3 volumes; together and uniformly bound with: Nuttall, Thomas. The North American Sylva … not described in the work of F. Andrew Michaux, Philadelphia, 1859, 3 volumes in 2; together 6 volumes in 5, lg. 8vo, portrait frontispiece and 277 hand-colored plates, many after Redouté and printed from the original French copperplates; some toning of the pages, occasional minor spots and stains, but generally a nice copy with attractive coloring; publisher's full brown blindstamped morocco, gilt lettering on spine, a.e.g.; minor rubbing and scuffing but on the whole a very good, and pleasing set. & & ""Few American color plate books had such lasting popularity as this classic work on American trees, or as tangled a publication history ... Thomas Nuttall travelled extensively in the South, Midwest, and West between 1815 and 1835. One of his goals was to gather materials to supplement Michaux's work. His work on American trees not covered in Michaux was first issued in 1842-1849 ... In 1856 a fire destroyed the premises of the publishers of the joint edition. The Michaux copper plates were saved, but the Nuttal stones were evidently lost, and the later joint editions (as here) used new stones"" (Reese). & & Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 120 & 124; Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 76; Reese, SWANC, 21; Sabin 48695: ""Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America...."""

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        [Sheet music]: Annie Lawrie

      San Francisco: A.T. Dewey, traveling agent. Sold by Chas. W. Tyler, [circa 1857] San Francisco: A.T. Dewey, traveling agent. Sold by Chas. W. Tyler. [circa 1857]. One leaf folded into four pages, printed only on the first leaf. A popular Scottish song. OCLC records four copies, all in California, and attributes a date of "1880s," which seems off by about 25 years; the song first made its appearance in the U.S. around 1850, which seems much closer in style with the type of paper and the printing on this sheet; the only other music we could find distributed by Tyler at his San Francisco book store was dated in 1860. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("T. Phillipps"), to "My dear Sir Charles" [George Young, Garter King of Arms]

      M[iddle] H[ill], 2 d[ec] 1857 M[iddle] H[ill], 2 d[ec] 1857. 8vo. 2 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet. Light wear, creased from prior folding . A genealogical enquiry, reading in part, "The box & Patent are come safe & I am much obliged to you. I have no fault to find in the matter, except with my FATHER. I enclose you 2 Pedigrees which I have just set up as being possibly my Ancestors - I will give you a Carte, not blanche, but 100£ if you will find the Father of MY William of Wanborough by the undoubted evidence of the Documents -" In the remark that he has no fault to find except with his father, Phillipps is most probably alluding to the delicate question of his own illegitimacy

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        TRAITÊ DES DÉGÉNÉRESCENCES Physiques, Intellectuelles et morales de l’Espèce Humaine des Causes qui Produisent ces Variétés Maladives. Atlas vol. [only]

      Paris Chez J.B. Baillière 1857. . 1st Ed. Thin 4to. 23pp. 12 litho. plates. Institutional ink stamps to verso of t.p., contemporary marbled boards with calf corners, several sm. labels to upper board, wear to edges, rebacked in modern gilt lettered calf. Garrison and Morten 2297.& ‘Benedict-Augustin Morel (1809–1873). Benedict-Augustin Morel’s theory of degeneration dominated French psychiatry for almost a century after its publication in 1857 because it provided psychiatry with a convincing biological explanation about how abnormal mental conditions were acquired. Combining concepts of acquired traits becoming fixed in germ plasm, drug toxicity, and hereditary transmission, Morel described a progressive generational degeneration starting with neurosis in the first generation, mental alienation in the next, and imbecility in the third, culminating in sterility in the fourth and final generation ...’ Ernest L. Abel, Ph.D. Additional postage may be necessary US$523

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        Monographia. El Sepulcro de Moore

      Corunna: Domingo Puga,, 1857. Monography. The Tomb of Moore. Translated from the Spanish by Anthony Garcia Fuertes, Professor of English in the Commercial Institute of Corunna. Landscape octavo. Original green cloth, blind panelling to both boards, gilt device of Moore's tomb to the upper board, marbled endpapers. 5 single-tint lithographs, and a folding lithographic map of the battle of Coruña. Cloth a little mottled, single worm track in the prelims., light spotting, a very good copy. First edition, uncommon, just two copies - BL and Biblioteca Nacional de España - on OCLC and an 1890 reprint at BNE. Attractive souvenir with dual language text, a portrait, plates of the house where Moore died, his dying moments and tomb, and a view of the city and harbour.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The English Constitution in the Reign of Charles The Second

      London/Cambridge: V. And R. Stevens/ Deighton Bell, 1857 Book. Good+. Full-Leather. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The book measures 8 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. I could be mistaken in asserting this as first edition, it shows no later printings and I surmise was not reprinted in this era. It is X-library, showing marks from the time of it's making thru 1951 of this staus. Ribbed at spine with title done in gilt on red, balance tan leather. Ribs and boards edges have gilt work. First pastedown has seller and xlibrils labels. Text edges have Law Library stamps. 328 pages w/ a good bit of text darkening, binding holding beautifully. No restorer has been used on it and it is now stored air tight. Should one wish to read it I'd suggest Fredelka or lanolin based treatment to preserve leather suppleness. We do not use these based on archivist recommendation.There is exterior hinge abrasion and board edge chipping. Endsheets have traces foxing and the title page and last endsheet have small, light pencil marks. Corners have much abrasion and shaping to text. Foto will follow shortly..

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        Geological Survey of Oregon and Washington. January 31, 1857. Mr. Thorington, from the Committee on Public Lands, made the follow report. [To accompany bill H.R. No. 800.].

      [Washington]: n.p., 1857.. 4 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. White: Plains & Rockies, 120 additions to Wagner-Camp: Q72. 34th Congress, 3d Session. House of Representatives. Report No. 171. "Thorington offered a tantalizing glimpse into one of the most daring, most extensive, but most obscure scientific explorations of the West, " (White: Plains & Rockies, p. 146). Dr. John Evans (1812-1861) was a geologist and physician who, after leading a party in exploration of Minnesota and the Dakotas, traveled almost entirely alone to Oregon. "With appropriations from the General Land Office he pursued his 12, 000 miles of exploration in Oregon-Washington through the Indian wars into 1856. Congress refused to reimburse him for the necessary expenditures and did not support either preparation or publication of his report. The manuscript reportedly languishes to this day in the Smithsonian, " (White p. 147). Evans died on a geological survey of Panama. Quite scarce. None listed in OCLC. Not in NUC, though White lists a copy at the LOC. A very good copy with tear to lower corner of first leaf, small chip to top edge.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        Cooper's Sea Tales (Complete in 10 volumes: The Pilot, Red Rover,Water Witch.Wing & Wing,Two Admirals, Afloat & Ashore, Wallingford, The Crater, Jack Tier, Sea Lions)

      New York: W. A. Townsend & Company, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. The ten, beautiful books are clean, tight, square and internally unmarked, But each has a name stamped and a blind stamp on a front fly leaf. Volume I also has a pencil gift inscription on the fly leaf. They are rubbed at the corners. The three-quarter binding with dark brown leather on the corners and spines gives them a rich dark look. The spine have five raised bands with gilt titles against lighter brown in a couple of the panels. The boards are covered in red/brown marbled paper. The end papers and page edges are similarly marbled. They have 561, 534, 505, 440, 481, 581, 426, 459, 459, 432, minimally toned pages. The publication dates are 1857, 1859, 1860 about evenly distributed across the books.

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1857. First illustrated edition of Tennyson's collected poems.. Leather. Good/The first appearance of the celebrated Moxon edition of Tennyson's poems, with 54 wood-engraved illustrations designed by 8 artists, including the Pre-Raphaeilites John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The Wiltshire-based art blogger "Hermes" informs us that Moxon conceived the project for the Christmas gift season of 1856, but Rossetti was late with his designs. Consequently, Hermes writes, "the book missed the Christmas market when its high cost would have been more acceptable, and therefore sold very slowly from February 1857. The financial consequences are said to have led to Moxon’s early death." In addition to the Pre-Raphaelites, members of the Royal Academy, such as Daniel Maclise, John Horsley and William Mulready, contributed many designs. In an academic article on the volume's wood engravings, Prof. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra of the University of Toronto wrote, "The Pre-Raphaelite illustrations for the Moxon Tennyson appalled and delighted Victorian readers for all of thesereasons. Collectively, they established an entirely new approach to the art of literary illustration, one thatinfluenced book artists for the remainder of the century and well into the twentieth.. 23cm; xiii, 375 pages. Bound in publisher's red pebbled morocco, with gilt-stamped floral scroll borders on boards. Spine titled and decorated in gilt. Edges gilt. Lower hinge reinforced with cloth tape, and lower joint split. Upper joint tender but holding. Spine somewhat creased. Occasional light scattered foxing. Ex-libris signed in ink by British artist Louis Ginnett (1875-1946)

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        Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden under befl af C.A. Virgin. Aren 1851-1853. Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser Pa. H. Maj: T.Konung Oscar Den Frstes befallning utgifna af K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien.

      Uppsala & Stockholm: Almovist & Wiksells Boktryckeri, 1857 - 1910.. (ii), 142; (vi), 617; (iv), 36; (iv), 78; (ii), 153; (viiii), 77 pp. 4to. Original paper wrappers. First edition. Illus. with 54 lithographic plates and 1 shaded folding map. In Swedish. Three volumes in five parts: Andra Delen. Zoologi.1. Insecta (1858-1910).; Andra Delen. Zoologi. 2. Arachnider (1910); Andra Delen. Zoologi. 3. Annulater (1857-1910). Tredje Delen. Fysik (1858-1910); Frsta Delen. Botanik (1857-1910). In this voyage, the Frigate Eugenie was the first Swedish vessel to complete a circumnavigation of the Globe. Captained by Rear Admiral Christian Adolf Virgin (1797-1870), and with a crew of 340, the ship left Europe in October, 1851, stopping at Rio Janeiro and La Plata, passed through the Straits of Magellan, then on to Valparaiso, the Gallapagos, Panama, the Sandwich Islands, San Francisco, Otaheite, the Friendly Islands and Sydney, then into the Indian Ocean and from Australia she went to the Caralinas and the Ladrones, Canton, Manila, Singapore, Batavia, and the Mauritius. Nils Johan Andersson (1821-1880) was chief Botanist, the zoological work was directed by Johan Gustaf Hjalmar Kinberg (1820-1908), and the physical science observations were conducted by Anders Jonas ngstrm, Karl Johan Johansson, and Carl Skogman. Though much of the material was published in pieces in the nineteenth century, the work did not reach this final form until this edition of 1910. Very good or better mostly unopened (uncut) and untrimmed copies, minor edge wear, scattered foxing, mainly marginal, including a few plates, mostly in the Insecta volume, else plates and maps about fine.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs From September 1678 to April 1714

      Oxford: The University Press, 1857 - 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. Full calf by Hayday with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt panels. Armorial bookplate of Edward Bensley Gardner. Some light foxing to the preliminaries and some rubbing and scuffing and light soiling to the boards but overall a handsome set of this rare title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Saint Paul city directory for 1856-7

      Saint Paul: Goodrich & Somers. 1857. "Small 8vo, pp. viii, 194, [2]; printed endpapers and pastedowns, without the rare folding map (lacking in most copies); printed on yellow, blue, white and green paper, original printed paper-covered boards backed in black morocco, lettered in gilt; boards soiled, top and bottom of spine chipped away, otherwise a sound and reasonably clean copy. This is Saint Paul's second city directory, substantially augmented over the first of the previous year, which contained 76pp. only. Martin, Minnesota Imprints 175; Spear, p. 333."

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        The Persian Gulf. Persia with the Adjacent Countries of the Russia, India & Turkey.

      London, James Wyld, [1857]. - 495 x 715 mm. Lithographed map with original hand-coloured outlines. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen; marbled paper to the folded end sections. In original cloth slipcase with publisher's label to upper board, handwritten title. Brief title label to spine. Highly detailed folding map of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent regions from Turkey and the Caucasus down to Aden, to Persia and Central Asia through to north-western India. Two inset maps of the town and bay of Bushire (Bushehr) and the adjacent islands of Karrack and Corgo (now Khark and Kharko). The present-day Emirates are marked "Aymaun", "Sharja", "Debai", "Abothubbee", "Khorefacawn" and "Fidgeerah", with present-day Ras al-Khaimah labelled "Shaum". - A finely preserved example of this map, offering an impressive degree of detail and showing numerous settlements not found in contemporary rival publications. Scarce, the only other copy traced in the British Library. Not in: Sultan bin M. Al-Qasimi, The Gulf in Historic Maps 1492-1931 (1996). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Henry Thomas Buckle in 7 volumes: Civilzation in England (2vols.), The Life of Henry Thomas Buckle (2 vols.), and Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works (3 vols.)

      London: Parker, Longmans, Sampson Low. 1857 - 1880. Hardcover. Near Fine. 7 volumes. Hardcover 8vo's, various paginations. Uniformly bound in half red morocco with marbled boards and endpapers. Upper edges gilt. All in near fine condition with most minor shelfwear. 'Civilization of England' in 2 volumes, published by John W. Parker in 1857 and 1861. 'Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works' in 3 volumes published by Longmans, Green, and Co. in 1872. 'The Life of...' in 2 volumes, published by Sampson Low et al., 1880. A beautiful set. Multiple volumes, will require additional shipping fees.

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        Mémoires du Maréchal Marmont Duc de Raguse de 1792 à 1841 imprimés sur le Manuscrit original de l'auteur.

      Perrotin, Paris 1857 - 9 volumes in-8 ( 220x140 mm ) demi chagrin vert bronze, dos à 4 nerfs ornés d'un filet perlé doré, filets et fers dorés dans les caissons, titre et tomaison dorés.Avec le Portrait du Duc de Reischstadt, celui du Duc de Raguse et 4 fac-similé de Charles X, du Duc d'Angoulème, de l'Empereur Nicolas et du Duc de Raguse.Cartes dépliantes hors-texte.Ex libris manuscrit en pages de garde de l'Abbé MIRZA.- Tome I. 454 pages. Avis de l'éditeur. Livre premier 1774-1797 à livre livre troisième 1798-1799.Portrait du Maréchal Duc de Raguse en frontispice. Fac similé d'une lettre du Duc de Raguse.- Tome II. 413 pages. Livre quatrième 1799-1800 à livre neuvième 1805-1806.- Tome III. 520 pages. Livre dixième 1806-1807 à livre quatorzième 1810.- Tome IV. 481 pages. Livre quinzième 1811-1812 à livre quinzième bis 1811-1812.Une carte dépliante pour suivre les opérations de l'Armée de Portugal sous les Ordres du Duc de Raguse Mai 1811-Juillet 1812.- Tome V. 400 pages. Livre seizième 1813 à livre dix-huitième 1813.- Tome VI. 462 pages. Livre dix-neuvième 1814 à livre vingtième 1814. Notice sur le Général Klébert. Notice sur le Prince Schwarzenberg. Notice sur le Prince de Metternich. Ordre de formation et de réorganisation de l'Armée française arrêté par l'Empereur le 7 Novembre 1813. Errata. Documents produits par la famille du Prince de Beauharnais et insérés en exécution d'un jugement du tribunal civil de la Seine en date du 24 juillet 1857, de nature à rectifier les allégations émanées du duc de Raguse sur la conduite du prince dans les années 1813 et 1814. Note relative au Prince Eugène. Un plan dépliant de l'Ordre de bataille de l'armée française devant Paris le 30 mars 1814.- Tome VII. 419 pages. Livre vingt-et-unième 1814-1815 à Livre vingt-deuxième 1815-1824.Une carte dépliante des Provinces Illyriennes pour l'intelligence du Tome III des Mémoires du Duc de Raguse.- Tome VIII. 441 pages. Livre vingt-troizième 1824-1829 à livre vingt-quatrième 1830-1834. Une lettre fac-similé en frontispice.- Tome IX et dernier. 428 pages. Livre vingt-cinquième 1835-1838 à livre vingt-septième 1841. Mélanges.Portrait en cromocalcographie en frontispice.2 lettres en fac-similé, dépliantes avant le texte.Dorure frottée et mouillure claire et ancienne sur les premières pages du tome I. Léger manque en coiffe inférieure tome V. Un mors fendu et restauré tome IV. Petit accros en marge basse de plusieurs pages tome VII. Histoire. Mémoires

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        Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States

      New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1857. First edition. 2 vols., Large 8vo. With 14 steel-engraved portraits of celebrated horses, wood engraving in text. 552, 576 pp. Modern green cloth, gilt leather labels. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Some light offsetting from plates, else quite clean. Very good. Van Winkle p. 57; Podeschi 192; BAL 8159

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      London Edward Moxon 1857. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Light rubbing and edge wear. Occasional scattered browning. Heraldic book-plate on fep. Neat inscription on ffep. Aeg. Inner hinge cracked, binding tight [First Illustrated Edition] Red/gilt leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 375pp. With illustrations by W.H. Hunt, D.G. Rosetti, J.E. Millais, C. Stanfield, and engravers T. Williams, W.J. Linton and Dalziel Brothers. Book-plate of James MacKenzie Davidson 'Viget in cinere virtus'.

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        Galeria de Actualidades de El Eco Hispano-Americano [núms. 1-27].

      París, Henrique Plon, 1855-1857. - Gran folio. 44X30cm. 27 números de 8 páginas cada uno, de Julio de 1855 a Septiembre de 1857. El número 23 tiene un defecto marginal que afecta un poco. Cartón de la época con el lomo dañado. Rara colección de esta publicación hispanoamericana aparecida en la capital francesa, de la que no hemos encontrado noticia en bibliografía alguna. Profusamente ilustrada con grabados a plena y doble página mayoritariamente de Gustavo Doré. Textos y poesías de Ramón de la Sagra, Fernando Garrido, Coll y Vehí, etc. En los últimos números aparecen varias láminas impresas por el recientemente inventado procedimiento de paniconografía, ejecutadas en los talleres de Fermín Guillot, su creador. Este sistema graba químicamente en relieve con destino a la tipografía, sin necesidad de la cooperación fotográfica. Muy probablemente es la primera publicación española en la que aparecen láminas impresas por este procedimiento. No en Palau.

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        Elements of Navigation acquired by R. M. Robertson during his education in the Royal Math[ematical] School of Christ's Hospital, founded by His Late Majesty King Charles II. Revd. W. Webster, M.A., Head Master

      London ca 1857 - 4to [31x24cm]. ppxiv 673. illustrated with a finely executed mariner's compass and many geometrical drawings in the text. a superb example of a mid-19th century Victorian school work navigation manuscript, beautifully written in a clear copper plate script and bound in the original Christ's Hospital full leather binding with the royal coat-of-arms in gilt to the front board. the work is set out under the following headings: Plane Sailing, Traverse Sailing, Compound Courses, Oblique Sailing, Windward Sailing, Current Sailing, Parallel Sailing, Middle Latitude Sailing, Mercator's Sailing, Compound Courses corrected by Longitude, Spherics, Nautical Astronomy, Problems on the Globe, Problems on the Sphere, Various Problems for Finding the Latitude, Problem of Equal Alts., Problem of Double Alts., Greenwich Dates, Meridian Altitudes, Double Altitudes, Chronometers, Lunars, Variations of the Compass, Tides, Days Work. some surface abrasion to the leather and a bit of damage to the spine. title-page and following leaf working loose, but still secure, otherwise in excellent condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education

      1857. Bruyere, J.M. Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education in Upper Canada, and Rev. J.M. Bruyere, Rector of St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto, On the Appropriation of the Clergy Reserve Funds; Free Schools vs. State Schools; Public Libraries and Common Schools Attacked and Defended. Rev. J.M. Bruyere for the prosecution, Dr. Ryerson for the Defence. To Which is Appended a Letter from the Right Rev. Dr. Pinsoneault, Bishop of London, C.W., to Rev. J.M. Bruyere, on the Subject of the Late Controversy with Dr. Ryerson. Toronto: Leader and Patriot Steam-Press Print, 1857. 108 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to title page, light toning to text, printing flaw to p. 16 (with no loss to legibility), internally clean. * First edition. A church-state controversy involving the use of public funds to finance the common school system to the detriment of Catholic sectarian schools. The Clergy Reserve funds were intended for Catholics and Protestants alike. To avoid dissension the legislature decided instead to devote the funds to educational resources for the common school system and public libraries. Rev. Bruyere, representing Catholic interests, protests the use of Catholic and Protestant money to bolster common schools where religion is "banished ... where the child of Christian parents must be taught practically that all religious systems are equally pleasing ... be he a believer in the immutable decrees of eternal reprobation or a follower of the imposter Joe Smith." OCLC locates 14 copies worldwide, none in North American law libraries. We located 1 copy, however, at Osgoode Hall, York University. See Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:59 for related publications, missing this. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 74551.

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        Saul, in Three Parts

      Montreal: Henry Rose, 1857. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo, iv, [5]-315 p. 21 cm. original blind stamped cloth with gilt titles, ex library with a few marks, 2 blind stamps and a rubber stamp and spine with area covered. New end papers and tight binding. The text is very clean and tight, the cloth exterior is almost bright showing only faint wear. Very uncommon and difficult to find this first edition in any condition., HEAVYSEGE, 2 May 1816 Ð 14 July 1876) was a Canadian poet. Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, Heavysege emigrated to Montreal in 1853 where he worked as a carver. He later became a reporter for the Montreal Daily Witness. His first published work was The revolt of Tartarus, a poem in six parts, published between 1852 and 1856. He published Sonnets in 1855, Saul: a drama in three parts in 1857, Count Filippo; or, the unequal marriage in 1860, and Jephthah's daughter in 1865. In Fiction Solly Bridgetower, a character in Robertson Davies' The Salterton Trilogy, is an associate professor of English at the fictional Waverley University, and is urged by his department chair, Dr. Sengreen, to stake out a claim in the emerging field of "Amcan" (American-Canadian literature) by editing a scholarly edition of Heavysege's collected works, in order to earn tenure and make a name for himself (Leaven of Malice, 1954).

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      London: T.C.Newby, 1857. Nicely rebacked with original spines retained, endpapers renewed in Vol. I. Corners bumped with some fray, but altogether quite nice, clean, and mostly unopened copies. First edition Two volumes. xlii, 504p; iv, 588p. Engraved frontispiece. Bound in original publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt spine titles Covers a range of topics: Mental disorders, sorcery, dreams, The Inquisition, flagellation, hysteria, Jeanne d'Arc, &c.

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        The Atlas of British Seaweeds, and Synopsis of British Seaweeds, from Professor Harvey's Phycologia Britannica [2 volumes]

      Published by Lovell Reeve, London 1857 - , Atlas - xii, 80 pages of plates with 384 lithographic illustrations in colour, Synopsis - viii, 219 pages including index at rear First Edition , atlas rubbed at corners and spine, part of cloth slightly faded, plates clean and bright, in very good condition; synopsis rubbed at corners and spine ends, front and rear hinges cracked, lower front and rear joint split, firmly bound, previous owner's , Atlas - half maroon leather and cloth, gilt titles and floral decoration to front on calf label, 5 raised bands, gilt ruled, red speckled edges; Synopsis - green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt seaweed vignette to front Quarto, and small octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Frontispiece, engraved title and 38 full page plates by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound from the monthly parts. First state text with 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois', and with the errata slip from Part XVI laid-in at p. 467. Signature BB2 with early misprint (B2). 2 volumes. Contemporary half leather, spines ruled in gilt into 6 compartments. Morocco lettering pieces, gilt; gilt vignettes in remaining compartments. MArbled paper boards. Light rubbing and edgewear to the boards, else the bindings are fine. 4 plates in Vol. I & 2 in Vol. II have a light marginal stain (not affecting images); otherwise the plates are fresh and free from foxing, including the 'dark' plates. The frontispiece has lightly offset onto the engraved title. A fine set.

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        [Asian Fairy Bird and Javan Munia] '53./ [L'Irene vierge. Irena puella & Le Gros bec Maia. Fringilla maia]

      Paris & London: Ledot aine and Gambert, Junin & Co., [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand by Travies, printed by Becquet of Paris. Proof before letters. 20 1/4 x 15 inches. A fine and very rare proof lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes...' published simultaneously in Paris and London circa 1857.

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        Letters from Cannes and Nice

      Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co, 1857. Cloth Bound. Fair. x, 253 p. 22 cm. 10 sepia illustrations of Nice, Grasse, fortress of Ste. Marguerite, Cannes, Mougins, monastery of St. Honorat, Roman gateway at Auribeau, Nismes, etc. Blue cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Chips and tears to spine ends and corners bumped. Endpapers repaired. Half-title, frontispiece and title page heavily foxed. Moderate foxing and thumbing elsewhere. Topics include: the journey from Dover; Paris (Tuileries; Notre Dame; Fontainebleu; French cooking); Avignon; Aix; Mediterranean; Cannes; perfumes; Grasse; Alps; discomforts abroad; orange trees; Nice; Italy; vineyards; Prince of Monaco; Marseilles; Arles, etc.

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        ALS, partially missing, to M.D. Hunter of Anton's Hill, Coldstream, in Berwick

      Sydney,: date missing, but April, 1857.. Single leaf of wove paper, 268 x 208 mm., old folds, torn at seal, comprising the last page of a letter and address panel verso; blue NSW sixpence stamp and other postmarks. Sadly missing the first sheet, this is nonetheless a substantial fragment of an interesting letter written and signed by Donaldson while serving as the treasurer of New South Wales: "the turmoil and harassing wear & tear of political life in a Colony is rather too high a price to pay for the distinction, such as it is."Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson (1812-1867) first arrived in Sydney in 1835 and quickly established himself as one of the exclusives centred around the Macarthur family. A founding member of the Australian Club, a trustee of the Port Phillip Association, and a member of the Senate of the University of Sydney. His great claim to fame, however, is that he was the first Premier of New South Wales, having eventually gained the position after the 1856 election. 'In the first elections under responsible government Donaldson was returned for Sydney Hamlets to the Legislative Assembly... Hitherto he had worked with so many factions that one Sydney paper was at a loss to discover his political principles' (ADB). Donaldson was narrowly able to form government in June 1856, but his position fast became untenable, and the ministry resigned on 25 August. In October he was defeated in the Sydney Hamlets but elected unopposed for the South Riding of Cumberland.The letter is written to Matthew D. Hunter of "Anton's Hill", a property in Coldstream, Berwick (south-east of Edinburgh, near the border with England). The connection to Hunter is not immediately clear (Donaldson's family came from Lancashire, his wife's from Cumberland), but the two men were evidently close as this is an unburdened and personal letter. It starts with a broken off sentence, "... then I shall be perfectly satisfied to 'hang up the fiddle & bow, to lay down the shovel & the hoe' - so far as child begetting is concerned." The letter also discusses with pride Donaldson's political life, noting that "I was Premier (the first) when the speech from the throne was written and delivered by a responsible ministry; and I made the first Budget speech in the Colony as Treasurer, un beau succËs... if I am at home I don't believe I should be satisfied unless I could get into the House of Commons."The letter concludes with this regards to Mrs. Hunter, and also Sir Grey and Lady Douglas, as well as commenting on the sad death of a son of Baily of Mellitain (sp?), "unfortunately drowned by falling (or jumping) overboard from the Hunter River Steamer...".

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        The DEAD SECRET. In Two Volumes

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1857.. 8vo. 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 924; Parrish, pp. 30 - 31; Sadleir 19th C Fiction, 590; Wolff 1349). viii, 303, [1 (blank)]; [4], 329, [1 (blank)] pp.. Riviere & Son full brown calf bindings, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt edge tooling, gilt dentelles & marbled paper eps. TEG. Later maroon leather title label to Vol II. Original purple cloth covers bound-in at rear of Vol. I.. Joints & extremities rubbed. Title leaves reattached. A VG set..

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        Little Dorrit.

      1857 1857 - London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Contp. half calf, spine with gilt decorations. Frontisp. & titlepage foxed, plates marginally foxed. Lacking errata slip. * Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martin Van Buren 1857 Autograph Letter Signed (ALS)

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. 1st Edition. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. (Autographed Documents & Letters) Eighth President of the United States. Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson, a strong political ally. The former President graciously declines a proposal regarding biographical sketches. In part: Absence from home has prevented an earlier acknowledgment of the honor conferred upon me by the National Literary Society... in respect to the sketches you propose to prepare of the histories of the Sect's of State... Lindewald, NY. June 25, 1857. Measures 8 x 10 inches unfolded. Slight toning. Writing on both sides. Intersecting folds and three mounting remnants on verso. Very good condition.

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