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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.

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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]

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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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        The Professor. A Tale

      Smith, Elder, London 1857 - First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners; internally fresh and fine. A lovely copy of Bronte's first novel, published posthumously. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Reproduction des oeuvres de Madame Collard.

      S.t., S.l. 1857 - In 4° (cm. 35 x 53), m. pelle. L'opera è formata da 37 tavv. riproducenti le opere dell'Autrice tra cui ritratti di personaggi noti e diverse scene bibliche.

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        Armorial Neuchatelois: Galerie Historique Du Chateau De Neuchatel Contenant Les Armoiries Des Comtes Et Princes De Neuchatel, Des Governeurs Qui Ont Administre Le Pays En Leur Nom, Ainsi Que Des Quatre Bourgeoisies. Accompagnee De Notes Historiquies Et Heraldiques

      Berne & Neuchatel: Societe Litteraire (F.-.L. Davoine). Very Good; Binding appears to have been pulled off shelf by the top . of spine which left a closed tear in top half inch of hinges and . a crack across the spine, scattered light foxing, this is still a . very attractive copy.. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. tall 8vo ; Dark blue cloth armorial gilt binding, all edges gilt, 36p., plus 44 hand colored lithographed armorial plates. **The binding and the color plates are bright, all yellow tissues are in place, a very attractive copy. This is the first edition of the first work combining the heraldic armes of the most important cantons of Neuchatel. .

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        Map of the Counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure

      Crownlands Department, Toronto 1857 - Size : 655x1200 (mm), 25.75x47.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, minor browning along the fold, folds are worn but repaired. Laid on acid free canvase for long term preservation.

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        D'Albert's Album 1857

      London.: Chappell & Co.. 1857.. Gift book, 14 x 10 inches, 136 pp. featuring music by Charles D'Albert and chromolithographic plates by John Brandard. Covers detached; heavy wear to extremities. Leather spine peeling and abraded. Decorative embossed cover with gilt lettering and decorative embellishments (overall light soiling and wear). Volume contains music for eighteen musical compositions by D'Albert with four (of five) chromolithographic plates after Brandard (with possible additional hand coloring) plus title page and gift presentation page also by Brandard; all six of the exquisite plates were printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Contents in good clean condition. The four large color plates in this volume represent illustrations used for cover art when D'Albert's compositions were published and sold individually. Space at the top and bottom of the chromo illustrations, left blank as published in the Album, would have been utilized in the sheet music's solo edition for printing the composition's title at top and, at bottom, publisher details. As preserved in the Album, the four chromolithographic plates (plus title and presentation pages) are in near mint condition. D'Albert's music with Brandard's illustrations are quite scarce in Album format. The four plates illustrate The Queen's Valse (a young Queen Victoria); Estelle (plate not present); St. Petersburg Quadrille (spelled on the Contents page as Petersburgh); The Sybil Valse; the Savoyard Polka. An uncommon publication with condition issues noted. .

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        No. 3 Map of The Counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure

      Crown Lands Department, Toronto 1857 - Size : 655x1190 (mm), 25.75x46.875 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, orginally folded, restoration along the folds, some browning along the folds. Laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London: Smith, Elder, 1857. First Edition. First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners; internally fresh and fine. A lovely copy of Bronte's first novel, published posthumously.

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        Himalayan Journals Tagebuch auf einer reise in Bengalen, dem Himalaya in Sikkim und Nepal, Dem Khasiagebirge etc.

      Dyk'sche 1857 - Leipzig, Dyk'sche, 1857. In 8 de 376pp., reliure en demi toile verte posterieure récente, couverture originale conservée et contrecollée sur une nouvelle page de titre, cachets de bibliotheque universitaire sur plusieurs feuillets et sur le dos de chaque planche dépliante, rousseurs et petites mouillures éparses sans gravité, huit planches dépliantes illustrant les costumes, les habitations, les croyances et pratiques religieuses des peuples visités, bon et bel exemplaire. Le 11 novembre 1847 Joseph Dalton Hookers quitta l'Angleterre pour son périple à travers l'Himalaya qui devait durer 3 ans. Son but en tant que botaniste (passion qu'il tenait de son père) était d'être le premier européen à collecter des plantes et des fleurs dans cette partie du monde. Après avoir parcouru le Nil à bord du Bateau le HMS Sidon, il rejoignit suez afin de prendre un navire l'amenant jusqu'en Inde. Arrivé à Calcutta le 12 janvier 1848 il voyagea jusqu'à Mirzapur à dos d'éléphant, de là il parcourut le Gange en bateau jusqu'a Siliguri et arriva enfin à Darjeeling le 16 avril 1848. Il explora Sikkim et l'extrême est du Népal. Il trouva un passage à travers les montagnes du Tibet qui sera emprunté un demi siècle plus tard par d'autres expéditions britanniques. Ses observations géologiques et météorologiques de Sikkim restent fondamentales, comme son explication scientifique de la création de la vallée suite à la présence d'un glacier et de la fonte, par la suite de celui-ci. En 1851 il retourna en Angleterre avec pas moins de 7000 plantes, la quasi-totalité totalement inconnue en Europe. En particulier il découvrit 25 nouvelles espèces de rhododendrons, les ajoutant à ceux déja connus et répertoriés, et il fut à l'origine de la culture du magnifique rhododendron de Sikkim en Angleterre et en Europe continentale. John Dalton Hookers (1817-1911) fut l'un des plus importants botanistes et explorateurs anglais. Ses nombreux voyages, ses nombreuses découvertes géologiques et botaniques furent rapportés dans des ouvrages tels que: ''Journal of a Tour in Morocco" écrit avec John Ball, ''Principles of Geology'' "The botany o Antartic'', "The rhododendrons of Sikkim Himalaya'', "The flora of British India" en 7 volumes écrits avec des collaborateurs étudiants. L'édition anglaise de ces journaux himalayens fut dédiée à Charles Darwin dont il fut l'un des plus proches amis. La correspondance entre les deux scientifiques est très abondante et très riche par le contenu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit.

      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"

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        White Lies

      London - Trubner and Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by Charles Reade. Charles Reade (8 June 1814 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. No half titles required for this work. White Lies started as a translation of Auguste Maquet's play Le Chteau de Grantier. After managers declined the manuscript, Reade adapted the story, weaving it into a novel which was serialised in The London Journal and published in three volumes the same year. He produced an adaptation of this on stage as The Double Marriage in 1867. Reade's novels were popular, and he was among England's highest-paid novelists. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In red buckram bindings. Externally smart, with just some light bumpings and the remains of labels to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamps to title page. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      Imprenta Nacional, Madrid 1857 - "Memoria que acerca de la unión del mar Rojo al Mediterráneo por medio de un canal marítimo, presenta al gobierno de S.M." Conserva las cubiertas originales. Portada + VIII + 636 págs. + 1 cuadro desplegable en pág.534 (Cuadro de los buques entrados y salidos de los puertos de la Península e islas Baleares en 1855). 2 estados fuera de texto, grabados y litografiados por J.M.Torres: Mapa del Istmo de Suez y croquis del puerto; Perfil del Istmo. Encuadernación en media piel con nervios y dorados, de color rojo, con planos de tela. Papel en buen estado, sin cortar. Ref. Palau 178965. Cipriano Segundo Montesino y Estrada (1817-1901), ingeniero y político español fue ingeniero civil por la Escuela de Artes y Manufacturas de París y antes había sido catedrático de Mecánica y Física en el Conservatorio de Artes. Además fue Miembro de varias sociedades científicas nacionales y extranjeras y director general de Obras Públicas. Fue condecorado con la Gran Cruz de Carlos III. Fue miembro por parte de España de la Comision Internacional del Canal de Suez. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophy of History (Proof Copy)

      Printed by R. Clay Bread Street Hill London: Printed by R. Clay, Bread Street Hill. 1857. Not Published. 12mo. Professionally bound in period style quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards, leather spine label. Frontispiece portrait engraved by D.J. Pound, publisher's ads on the last page. Inscribed by Gilbart on the title page: "To W.D. Asperne, Esq., with the Author's best regards." Signed by Asperne on the tissue guard of the frontispiece plate. The edges of the frontispiece plate and tissue guard have a few small chips and light professional repair with Japan paper, else near fine. An eminent Victorian, Gilbart was General Manager of the London and Westminster Bank (one of the first joint-stock banks in London), fellow of the Royal Society, and connected with the Union Club (a debating society founded by J.S. Mill). He wrote the influential Practical Treatise on Banking (1827), and several other important works on the history, principles, and practice of banking. A very scarce proof copy of: The Philosophy of History his only unpublished work, in a handsome period style binding. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857 - Folio. Original black wavy-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and front cover together with a central large roundel, blind panelling to both covers and roundel in blind to rear cover, all edges gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed and with some skilful restoration to the spine, joints and corners, additional title foxed, some foxing to the other plates, that to the chromolithographs largely verso, and marginal where recto, an excellent copy. Tinted lithographic additional title page, two-tint lithographic double-page frontispiece (section from Mons Mithridates to the Golden Mountain) and one other tinted lithographic plate, 8 high-quality chromolithographic plates, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of inscriptions and coins, wood-engravings in the text, 2 full-page maps coloured in outline. First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong velvety blacks" (Abbey). Macpherson was a surgeon with the Madras army. "Between 1840 and 1842 he served with the 37th grenadier regiment in China, and he was severely wounded at Chuenpe (Chuanbi). He told of his experiences in his Two Years in China. On his return to India he served chiefly with the irregular horse in the Hyderabad contingent, and on the outbreak of the war with Russia in 1855 he was appointed head of the medical staff of the Turkish contingent on the recommendation of his former commander, Lord Gough. During his time on the Bosphorus he prepared his Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus; this contains a sketch of the history and archaeology as well as of the physical and ethnological features of the country" (ODNB). On his return to India he "was promoted to the post of inspector-general of the medical service of Madras This infraction of the hitherto sacred rule of seniority, together with the feverish activity of the new inspector in the performance of his duties and his large schemes of reorganization, rendered him not a little 'repugnant to the older official class'." Macpherson died in Coorg in 1867. Abbey Travel 243.

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      Paris., 1857. A new illustrated map of South America indicating the substantial physical divisions, the Geographic distribution of vegetables and minerals. The centres of commerce, industrial towns in fortification of the different states. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition; a slight tear in the bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. Size: 84.5 x 59.5 cm. An interesting view of South America from a commercial and industrial perspective with numerous decorative embellishments. There is statistical information about the countries on either side of the map with 14 attractive vignettes depicting native inhabitants, fauna, and flora, as well as customs and industry native to each area. There are also images of a few plants and fruits of South America, which could be of commercial interest, in down corner inserts. There is also an insert showing both Americas, Europe and parts of Africa in the bottom. The actual map has forts, ports and mines marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, from which this map is taken.

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        The Diamond Atlas

      Samuel N. Gaston, New York 1857 - Hardcover. Red decorative cloth. Extremities and corners bumped and rubbed. Boards and spine stained. Hinges cracked. Previous owner's bookplate on paste-down endpaper, endpapers discolored. Paper rubbed and torn near spine on front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New York City Map

      New York: 1857. Folding map. Street indexes along the left side and in the lower right corner. (Flattened, separations at folds repaired). Decorative map of Manhattan, depicting the city as far north as 131st Street, with an early depiction of Central Park. This map by Phelps appeared in several guides to New York, including his own Stranger's and Citizens Guide of 1857. The map depicts the city divided into wards and fire districts, with an early layout of Central Park. Parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey are shown, and the numerous ferry lines crossing the rivers are identified. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 535; Haskell, Manhattan Maps 1044 and 1045.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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