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        LA CORSE ET SON AVENIR. Ouvrage dédié à M. Conneau, premier médecin de sa majesté l'Empereur

      - (500) AUTEUR: JEAN DE LA ROCCA. TITRE: LA CORSE ET SON AVENIR. Ouvrage dédié à M. Conneau, premier médecin de sa majesté l'Empereur LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, HENRI PLON, 1857. Rare édition originale. COLLATION: 3 ff. 500 pages (complet) FORMAT: In-8 (14 x 22 cm) RELIURE: Reliure en demi-cuir (chagrin rouge). Dos nervé, doré du titre et de caissons fleuronnés. Ce livre de prix est orné d'un médaillon ex-dono doré au centre du plat supérieur Ecole Professionnelle de Vincennes. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans. 3 tableaux rempliés (1 feuillet: Tableau des analyses des différentes rivières, 3 feuillets: Etat des Forêts au mois de juin 1848, 1 feuillet: Etat des Routes forestières de la Corse). ETAT: Infimes frottements aux coiffes & mors. Coins de plats un peu émoussés. Certaines pages sont un brin roussies. Rousseurs assez éparses sur les pages, lisibilité du texte correcte. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Très rare & intéressant ouvrage dans lequel M. Jean de la Rocca, conseiller général, examine le passé, le présent et l'avenir de la Corse, au point de vue de l'agriculture, de l'industrie, du commerce, des routes, des institutions de crédit, etc., etc. POIDS: 760 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Practical Housekeeper: A Cyclopedia of Domestic Economy

      Stringer & Townsend, New York 1857 - Embraces Domestic education, The house & its furniture, Duties of the Mistress, Duties of the servant, The store room & marketing, Care of children & their food, The table & attendance, The art of cookery.Some minor staining on a few leaves. Lacks one leaf of index, which has been supplied in facsimile. Ex-libris Lucille Fillin Cookbook Collection. Lowenstein 743 Illus. with 500 wood engravings. Small 4to, 599p., handsome modern binding, 3/4 leather over marbled boards, new endpapers. New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1857. A near fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT Of An OPERATION For REMOVING A FOREIGN BODY From BENEATH The HEART. Published by the San Francisco County Midico Chirugical Association as a Additional Paper to its Transactions for the year 1857

      San Francisco:: Whitton Towne & Co., Printers and Publishers,. 1857.. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st printing (Cordasco 50-0405; Cowan II, p. 143; Greenwood 813). 9, [1 (blank)] pp. Old print-out of an ABE book listing laid-in.. Modern marbled paper wrappers.. Light, old faded evidence of damping, mostly in margins. Foxing. A. VG copy.. Cooper a renowned physician of his day, founder of the first medical college on the Pacific Coast, at the University of the Pacific. This paper describes a 'daring' procedure wherein Cooper removed a 'slug of iron' from one B. T. Beal of Springfield, Tuolumne County. Seems Mr Beal, and a few friends, "in a frolicksome mood, resolved to burst an old gun, and accordingly loaded it with about eighteen inches of powder, to which they connected a slow match and then endeavored to seek security by flight." He failed. The 'slug of iron' entered Mr Beal below the left armpit and lodged under his heart 'upon the vertical column', where it remained for 74 days until Dr Cooper removed it. The patient recovered, said improvement in health to such a degree "as not to be recognized by medical men present at the operation". & & No copies at auction these last 30+ years [per ABPC & Am Ex]; we know of one copy sold a couple years ago through the trade. & & A rare item, known as one of the earliest published accounts of a California surgical procedure.

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        Narrative of the Defence of Kars, Historical and Military. From Authentic Documents, and from Notes taken by the Several Officers serving on the Staff of Her Majesty's Commissioner with the Ottoman Army in Asia Minor. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel C. Tees

      London: Richard Bentley, 1857. Pp. xx, 344. five tinted lithographs, folding colour lithographed map, large double folding tinted lithograph view of the town mounted on a tab. Full calf binding, gilt framed, ornate gilt spine, gilt-stamped leather spine label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Inscribed on the front blank from S.K. Mainwaring, Eton Election 1861. Covers very lightly scuffed, foxing to the map, small oval embossed stamp in the white space on both folding plates of the Topographical Statistical Depot, War Department, otherwise a very good copy, handsome on the shelf.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

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        Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot. Presentation copy.

      London: John Van Voorst, 1857.. First edition. Fifty-six illustrations on wood. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: xiii:[1]:376:[6, advertisments]. Original blind-stamped dark green pebble-grain cloth. The very tip of the upper fore-corner of the upper cover rubbed, some foxing to title and endpapers, else a beautiful copy of Gosse's rarest work. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper to [ the 3 initials indistinct] "....Kesselmeyer with the compliments of the Author". The ink of the inscription now very faded or almost erased.Gosse's most famous work in which he attempts to explain evidence of the earth's geological age with Creationism. The book was very controversial, sold few copies and had almost no supporters. Charles Kingsley refused to review it, writing to Gosse "I cannot... believe that God has written on the rocks one enormous and superfluous lie for all mankind"; the Natural History Review did "predict that its conclusions will not be accepted as probable by one in ten thousand readers" and his son Edmund, writing in "Father and Son" - "Never was a book cast upon the waters with greater anticipation of success than was this curious, this obstinate, this fanatical volume... He offered it with a glowing gesture to atheists and Christians alike. This was to be a universal panacea; this the system of intellectual therapeutics which could not but heal all the maladies of the age. But alas, atheists and Christians alike looked at it and laughed, and threw it away". So few copies sold that the publisher's, thinking the obscure title was at fault [Omphalos, Greek for navel; Gosse believing that Adam had a navel), rebound the copies with a new title "Creation" but the title was not the problem and the edition was pulped as waste paper.The book gave rise to the term "Omphalos Hypothesis": that the world and everything in it could have been created at any time, even mere moments ago.Very rare.

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        Elementos De La Filosofia Del Derecho O Curso De Derecho Natural

      1857. Bachiller y Morales, Antonio [1812-1889]. Elementos De La Filosofia Del Derecho O Curso De Derecho Natural. Havana: Imprenta del Tiempo, 1857. xiii, 164, [2] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary tree sheep, raised bands, gilt ornaments and red and black lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, minor wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, faint tape residue near foot of spine, front hinge cracked. Moderate browning and light foxing to text, internally clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. This is a thirty-lesson course on the philosophy of law by an essential figure in Cuban culture and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). He studied at the Seminary of San Carlos and earned degrees in civil and canon law at the University of Havana, where he became dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. OCLC locates 13 copies, 8 in North America, 2 of them in law libraries (Harvard and Notre Dame). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Hudson's Bay Company. Speech of Edward Ellice, Esq., M.P./ (St. Andrew's, &C, &C.) In the House of Commons, on Thursday, February 5, 1857. On the Motion of Mr. Labouchere for Appointment of a Select Committee "To Consider the State of Those British Possesions in North America Which Are Under the Administration of the Hudson's Bay Company, or Over Which They / Posses a Licence to Trade."

      [London]: Great Britain. House of Commons 1857. (Broadside) 1 sheet. Fine. Sheet (25.2 x 32cm.) with approximately 180 lines of text in 3 columns. Not in Peel. Edward Ellice (1781-1863) was an English merchant, and politician, who was active in bringing about the union of the NorthWest Company and the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821. An HBC Company executive for whom Fort Ellice was named, states here, that in his opinion the porposed Committee of Inquiry is necessary due to the uninformed opinions of other Members of Parliament. Edited and arranged by Edward Ellice. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office..

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        REPORT Of An OPERATION For REMOVING A FOREIGN BODY From BENEATH The HEART. Published by the San Francisco County Midico Chirugical Association as a Additional Paper to its Transactions for the year 1857.

      Whitton Towne & Co., Printers and Publishers,, San Francisco: 1857 - Cooper a renowned physician of his day, founder of the first medical college on the Pacific Coast, at the University of the Pacific. This paper describes a 'daring' procedure wherein Cooper removed a 'slug of iron' from one B. T. Beal of Springfield, Tuolumne County. Seems Mr Beal, and a few friends, "in a frolicksome mood, resolved to burst an old gun, and accordingly loaded it with about eighteen inches of powder, to which they connected a slow match and then endeavored to seek security by flight." He failed. The 'slug of iron' entered Mr Beal below the left armpit and lodged under his heart 'upon the vertical column', where it remained for 74 days until Dr Cooper removed it. The patient recovered, said improvement in health to such a degree "as not to be recognized by medical men present at the operation". No copies at auction these last 30+ years [per ABPC & Am Ex]; we know of one copy sold a couple years ago through the trade. A rare item, known as one of the earliest published accounts of a California surgical procedure. Light, old faded evidence of damping, mostly in margins. Foxing. A VG copy. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st printing (Cordasco 50-0405; Cowan II, p. 143; Greenwood 813). 9, [1 (blank)] pp. Old print-out of an ABE book listing laid-in. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Oregon: Comprising a Brief History and Full Description of the Territories of Oregon and Washington

      Chicago, IL: Chas. Scott & Co.. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with bumped corners, chipped spine head, rubbed extremities, light scattered soiling, andex-library markings. Original decorative brown cloth, title in gilt; Chicago Pre-Fire Imprints 229. Byrd 2566. Howes A318. Graff 87: "The author was a government surveyor for three years in Oregon." Contains material on the Willamette Valley, coast mountains, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, eastern and middle Oregon, Indian tribes, and the Indian war. Wagner-Camp Becker 283A: "...Armstrong concludes the work with brief vocabularies of Chinook Jargon and the Nootka dialect." ; Ex-Library .

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        COLECCIÓN DE REALES ORDENES Y DISPOSICIONES DE LAS AUTORIDADES SUPERIORES DE LA ISLA DE CUBA.

      - Habana, 1857. Imprenta del Gobierno y Capitanía General por S.M. 511pp. 22x16cm. Plena piel con riveteado y dorados. Disposiciones generales 1854 y 55. HISTORIA

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit". First edition, first state. Published by Bradbury & Evans, London, 1857. Illustrated by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). First edition point BB2 marked "B2" (p. 371). Measures 5.5" x 8.5", 625 pp. The book is in fair to good condition. Rebound in contemporary calf over marbled boards with new endpapers and paste-downs. Wear and scuffing to the boards with edges worn to the cardboard. Previous owner's signatures on the front endpaper and paste-down with sticker remnant on paste-down. Toning and scattered spotting throughout the book. The plate at pages 36-7 is loose. The binding is cracked at numerous points throughout. Charles Dicken's "Little Dorrit" is a satirical commentary on society and government in England. Centering on debtor's prisons and rigid social structure, it is the fictional account of Amy Dorrit and her family's struggles and triumphs. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D8-36) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1857-58 13 Vols Works of THOMAS CARLYLE

      58 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A great collection of Carlyle's works, including his famous political text on the French Revolution. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. In Thirteen Volumes. Several of the Volumes have unopened pages. Several of the Volumes have a Bone & Son bookbinder's label to the rear pastedown. This set includes The French Revolution, Critcal and Miscellaenous Essays, Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, Chartism, Past and Present, Translations from the German, Musaeus, Tieck, Richter, Sartor Resartus, Lectures on Heroes, Friedrich Schiller, andJohn Sterling. With the armorial bookplate of S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedowns. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington (17871856) the writer on Spain. He inherited his estates and name. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Several of the hinges are just starting, but still firm. The rear hingeof volume 1 of the French Revoution israther weak. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping,and slight marks. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot, prominent to the first and last few pages only. With slightly browned tidemarks to the first four leaves of volume 2 of Miscelleaneous Essays only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Ernst der Fromme, Herzog von Gotha, nach seinem Leben und Wirken dargestellt in Wort und Bild

      Leipzig, Weigel 1857. 27 cm. 8, (2), 102 Seiten mit 32 Holzstichtafeln nach Zeichnungen von Johann Gottfried Flegel. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Rümann, 19. Jh. 388 - BBKL I, 1537ff - Volkstümliche Lebensbeschreibung des für seine Zeit vorbildlichen Regenten, dessen Leistungen in den Nachfolgerstaaten seines Territoriums noch bis ins 19. Jahrhundert spürbar waren (NDB IV, 623). Schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Königin Maria von Hannover, geb. von Sachsen-Altenburg, Ehefrau Georgs V. von Hannover. Auf dem Vorderdeckel goldgeprägtes Wappen-Supralibros "M. R." (Maria Regina), bekrönt. Auf der Titelrückseite Allianz-Wappenstempel von Hannover und Sachsen-Altenburg. -

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        LA COCINA MODERNA, SEGUN LA ESCUELA FRANCESA Y ESPAÑOLA. Estudios prácticos sobre este arte, según los adelantos de la época. Obra dedicada a la Excma. Sra. Condesa de Campo de Alange, Marquesa de Villa-Campo. Ilustrada con profusión de planchas litografiadas, representando algunos utensilios y trabajos cuyos dibujos son tomados a la vista de objetos hechos por los autores para el mismo fin

      - Madrid, Imp. de El Blasón, 1857-58, 2 tomos de 30x21 cm., encuadernados en 1 volumen en holandesa, 270 págs.+ 1 h.+ 18 láminas y 356 págs.+ 21 láminas. (Muy buen ejemplar, solo con ligeras manchas de óxido en la 1ª y tres últimas hojas)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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        JESSIE PHILLIPS.

      - A tale of the present day. Pp. viii+352, engraved frontispiece portrait [by J. Browne] with tissue guard, plus 11 plates by Leech; red cloth, boards decorated in blind, slightly soiled, corners a trifle bruised, rebacked, with all but the extremities of the original gilt lettered and decorated spine laid down; top edges uncut, a few leaves carelessly opened; hinges strengthened, book of German artist Fritz Reiss (1857-1915) on upper pastedown, plus his inked signature (dated 1883) on the upper free endpaper, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling, a few small edge chips or splits; Henry Colburn, London, 1844. First book edition in one volume, variant cloth. Sadleir 3223b [calling for sage green cloth]; Wolff 6814a. *Lacking the sixteen pages of advertisements at end called for by Wolff. Originally published in three volumes in 1843. Wolff notes that the sub-title of the book edition differs from that of the part edition (which was sub-titled 'A tale of the new poor-law'). He adds that 'There may well be some significance in this deliberate broadening of the social attack away from the enactment toward conditions generally'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Diamond Atlas... The Eastern & The Western Hemisphere. 2 volumes

      New York: Gaston, 1857. hardcover. very good. With Descriptions of All Countries: Exhibiting their Actual and Comparative Extent, and their Present Political Divisions, Founded on the most Recent Discoveries and Rectifications. Extra engraved title pages. Illustrated with 85 hand colored engraved maps, 2 double-page. Short thick 4to (7.5 x 7 inches), original gilt-stamped decorative red leather, a.e.g. (leather is a bit worn at edges; neat repairs to hinges and joints on both volumes; light dampstains in margins on Western volume with some occasional staining). New York: Samuel N. Gaston, 1857. A very good copy in the original charming binding.

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        British Moths and their Transformations, 2 volumes

      London: William Smith, 1857. Slight edge wear to cloth, some uniform age-toning to the text leaves with a touch of scattered foxing, the fine hand-colored plates are bright and clean with no browning or foxing; an attractive copy in very good condition.. Pp. xiv, 258; xix, 268, 124 fine hand-colored lithographed plates. Publisher's original wine red pebble cloth, spine gilt-lettered and with elaborate gilt floral decorations, front covers with gilt-pictorial image of moths, 4to. The fine hand-colored plates display the moths next to the plants and flowers they inhabit.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857

      Philadelphia: Rembrandt Peale, 1857 Peale, Rembrandt. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857. 8vo., 1 page. To H. P. Beck Esq. Dear Sir. / Learning that you are now at home, Mrs. Peale in returning the pictures you were so kind to lend her, / expresses her sincere thanks for the favor. And I must add that I am sure you will be pleased with the success of her copy. / Respectfully yours / Rembrandt Peale". "Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860) was an American artist and museum keeper, the second son of Charles Wilson Peale,. A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties." - wikipedia. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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

      London: James Wyld, [1857]. . Map dimensions 49.5 x 68.5 cm, 52 x 71.5 cm. Folding map of the region from Turkey and the Caucasus down though the whole of the Arabian peninsula, Persia and Central Asia through to north western India. Two inset maps of the town and bay of Bushire (Bushehr) and the the adjacent islands of Karrack and Corgo (now Khark and Kharko). Original colour in outline. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper tot he folded end sections, folds into the original cloth slipcase with the publisher's label to the upper board bearing a handwritten title, a brief title label to one spine. A very good example. Scarce, the only other copy traced in the British Library.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de PLANISPHÉRE Elémentaire et Illustrée

      Paris., 1857. An illustrated world map indicating the geographical description of the known parts of the Earth. Indicating the time of great discoveries and the name of the navigators. The Colonies of the various nations as well as the course of steamers, the times departure and the duration of the journies... Size: 845 x 620 mm. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Good condition; a slight tear on the top and a tear in the bottom of centrefold, slightly affecting the image. A magnificent map of the world by French cartographer Alexandre Vuillemin. It depicts the world in extraordinary detail with numerous decorative embellishments and prolific notations. Nautical routes between major cities are noted. There are also innumerable historical and textual notations throughout the map. Bottom portion of the map has two engravings depicting the traditional consumes of the various world cultures, as well as statistical information on the worlds rivers, mountains, and climate. All text is in French. 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, which this map is a part of.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée DES ÉTATS DU NORD DE L'EUROPE

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE., 1857. RUSSIE D'EUROPE. LA SUÉDE ET LE DANEMARK INDIQUANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES DE CES DIFFÉRENTS É TATS; LA DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE DES PLANTES CULTIVÉES. ainsi que les villes industrielles les ports commerciaux, les chemins de fer et les canaux. A new illustrated map of the states of Northern Europe. European Russia, Sweden and Denmark indicating physical and political divisions of the different states; the Geographic distribution of cultivated plants. Industrial towns, commercial ports, railways and canals. . 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. (33½ x 23½ inches) An interesting view of the northern Europe, including European part of Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about the countries and their regions on either side of the map with 20 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area, its landscape, fauna, and flora, as well as architecture and inhabitants of the regions. These include northern regions of Norway and Sweden, Sweden proper, Gothland, Faroe Islands, Jutland, Schleswig, Holstein, Baltic Russia, Finland, Poland, and Caucasus region among others. There is also an insert showing the whole Russian Empire in the bottom. The actual map has towns, ports and railways 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, which this map is a part of.

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        Manuscript bill of sale for "five Certain Negro men" (Ned, Davy, Temple, Lamb, and Tony) for $6550 from Bolton, Dickson & Co to George Wadill in Vicksburg March 13, 1857

      Vicksburg, [Mississippi], march 13th, 1857. (SLAVERY) 7-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches. . Old folds, one with minor loss . " - rec'd from George Waddill six thousand five hundred and fifty Dollars .The purcahse mony (sic) for five Certain negro men, to wit: Ned aged about 25 years old, Davy about 27 years, Temple aged about 24 years, Lamb aged 28 or 30 years & Tony aged about 23 or 24 year old - We also warrant all the above described negroes sound and healthy in body and mind and slaves for life. Bolton Dickson & Co." George C. Waddill lived in Miliken's Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana, about 15 miles northwest of Vicksburg. In the Civil War he helped raise the 4th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, joined as a Captain and was promorted to Major. He had serving under him Dr. Henry Wirz, another resident of Miliken's Bend, and Major Waddill was responsible for assigning him to duty at the infamous Andersonville Prison. (Wirz was court-martialled and hanged for his action as Comandant there.) Bolton, Dickson & Co. was the largest slave trading firm in the country with markets in Memphis, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Charleston and Richmond, among others

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        REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON SO MUCH OF THE MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. JAS. H. ADAMS, AS RELATES TO SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE. [with:] REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF SEVEN

      Columbia, S.C.: Steam Power Press Carolina Times, 1857.. 48; 40pp. Original printed wrappers, rear cover lacking. Front cover heavily worn, contemporary ownership inscription. Light wear and soiling, heavier to outer leaves. Good plus. Pair of reports on the slave trade, usually found separate but issued together. The first report is a rabid defense of slavery and the trade in human lives given by South Carolina governor James H. Adams. The report reads: "And no argument is necessary to show, that this is an essential element in our domestic and social systems, our political government and our foreign power; and hence, is unalterably interwoven with our destiny. With it we survive or perish....With these truths admitted, our system of slavery is believed, by your Committee, to be, not only unavoidable, but really the best form of society under which the resources of our country can be developed, and a healthy operation of our government sustained. That these are very seriously threatened will now be explained." Adams proposes the re-opening of the African slave trade, writing: "The surest inducement for the purchase of slave property is its cheapness, that is to say its cost as compared with its usefulness to the purchaser." The minority report was written by the committee's lone dissenter, James J. Pettigrew, the future Confederate general, killed during the war. The cover bears the ownership inscription of Captain Benjamin F. Pierce of the 35th U.S. Colored Troops, dated at Charleston, S.C. June 17, 1865. SABIN 87521, 61297.

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        The Plates of Maclise's Surgical Anatomy, with the Descriptions. From the English Edition. With an Additional Plate from Bougery

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1857. 1st ed., 1857. 4to. Unpaginated. 36 plates printed in oil colors, after Baxter's process with multi-page descriptive texts. Modern red cloth with printed red leather spinal label. Very small light stain bottom corner (not affecting text) else very good plus. All plates bright.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Falls of Niagara. This General View above the English Ferry, Is by Special permission dedicated to Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria

      London: [Rudolph] Ackermann & Co., 1857. No binding. Good. A NOW UNCOMMON AND DESIRABLE AQUATINT ETCHING OF NIAGARA FALLS IN 1857 18" Height x 25" Width. This print is mounted to an acidic cardboard backing and a window mat is adhered to the recto. A long vertical scratch with some loss is present near the right edge. A few other small gouges/scratches are scattered throughout. Some toning/browning to sky region. Overall, good condition.& An aquatint lithographed etching of Niagara Falls titled "This General view from the English Ferry is by Special Permission Dedicated to Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria". This image is taken from a drawing by Lt. Col. Cockburn, and was engraved by Edge and published in London in 1857 by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand. Condition - & These are the second edition of his prints, issued in 1857 and dedicated to Queen Victoria. The first edition prints were published in 1833 and were dedicated to King William IV Edge, John, engraver, active circa 1833-1857., "This excellent view includes both the Horse-shoe Falls and the American Falls, with Goat Island between. The print gives a true impression of the immense size of the falls, of the enormous power of the falling water, and also of the stupefying noise. The `noise of this cataract has often been the object of admiration. We heard it distinctly when crossing the ferry at the distance of eighteen miles; the wind blowing from the north-west almost at right angles with the direction of the sound. Two gentlemen who had lived sometime at York [Toronto], on the north side of Lake Ontario‹ informed me, that it was not unfrequently heard there. The distance is fifty miles." (E.A.Talbot Five Years Residence in the Canadas 1824).& Cockburn, James Pattison, 1778-1847, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery, was posted to Canada from 1826 to 1836 during which time he made a number of drawing of North American scenes including of Niagara Falls. Six of Cockburn's images of the Falls were made into a superb set of large folio aquatints, first issued in 1833 and dedicated to King William IV. These prints were sold in England and North America, including being marketed as souvenirs at Niagara Falls itself. The prints were reissued in 1857, this time dedicated to Queen Victoria. Cockburn's prints are amongst the most desirable and well produced images of this famous scene. & Aquatints. Hand color. Cf. Eland: 127; Seibel: 22a.& "A very fine general view of the one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, taken from `amongst the finest depictions of [the Falls]‹ ever recorded'"(Spendlove).

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys and other authentic Sources

      Milwaukee: Dyer & Pasmore, 1857 [lithographed by Ferdinand Mayer & Co., New York]. Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring. Folds into publisher's blindstamped green cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on upper cover, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. 24 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches. Lovely copy of Chapman's Iowa. This large, early map of Iowa shows each county divided into ranges, with the state's principal towns and numerous rivers identified, as well as both completed and proposed railroad routes illustrated. A printed note in the lower right corner, signed in print by Surveyor General Warner Lewis, states that "this Map of the State of Iowa was projected by Major Jas. A. Reid from the original plats on file in this office, and that it has been carefully compared and is correct." Chapman's map was first published in 1856, with this second issue, published by Dyer & Pasmore, published the year following. Later editions were published in the 1860s. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.337 (1856 edition).

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        The Encyclopaedia of practical carpentry and joinery. Comprising the choice, preservation, and strength of materials, explanations of the theory and practical details, a complete system of lines for the carpenter, joiner, & staircase Builder

      Leipzig & Dresden / London: A.H. Payne / J. Hagger, 1857. [Published date c. 1856 / 57]. 4to. (28.5 cm) pp. [2], XIV, 236, [2]. 127 plates, some with color tinting. Numerous illustrations with the text. Scattered foxing and soiling; 2-3 plates age toned or browned; occasional corner crease; inner margin tear on "lines" plate #50 - neatly sealed. Bound in full contemporary black calf; front and rear boards with blind stamped center piece and ornamental attributes inside gilt and blind decorative perimeter frames. Re-backed preserving original spine. Inner hinges strengthened. Outer corner tips to boards neatly repaired.

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        The Origin and Progress of Printing. A Lecture delivered at Twickenham, April 8th, and repeated by desire at Richmond, April 21st, 1857

      [London]: Privately printed by the Philbiblon Society [with label on front pastedown], 1857. Thought to have been printed in fewer than 100 copies, with presentation from Bohn to the Rev. G.J. Masten. 8vo. 108 pp. Original brown morocco- backed boards, spine in gilt, uncut. Some rubbing, but very nice. Provenance: Rev. G.J. Masten . PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed and signed by the author first members leaf , "The Rev. G.J. Masten with the comps of Henry G. Bohn August 1859."

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        MAP OF ROCKINGHAM CO. NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM PRACTICAL SURVEYS

      Philadelphia: Smith & Coffin, 1857.. Wall map, 56 x 56 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the southeast corner of the state. All the towns and villages of the county are outlined in color and several are shaded. Two large inset maps show details of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), while seventeen other inset maps show details of smaller town centers. Fifteen engraved vignettes show notable buildings and residences in the county, including Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. The map was drawn by the accomplished surveyor, J. Chace, Jr. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace produced some twenty maps of northeastern counties, mainly in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, but also in Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not in Rumsey, who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.751. RISTOW, pp.387-88.

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Fétis").

      Bruxelles, 9. II. 1857. - 2p In-8 (40 lignes). Longue et belle lettre à une chanteuse [madame Debain?]. Il a cherché à lui trouvé une place dans les "sociétés de Casino et philharmoniques" de Gand et Bruges. Le président du Casino de Gand lui a répondu "que M Henry Herz [compositeur et pianiste] était engagé pour le concert du jeudi [précédent] et qu'on n'aurait pas d'autre artiste étranger pour ce concert, parce que les chanteurs étaient déjà engagés" mais il pourra l'engager pour les concerts après les jours gras du Carnaval. Il n'a pas eu de réponse de Bruges. Il lui demande de dire à M. Debain, inventeur de l'harmonium, qu'il lui répondra "le plutôt (sic) possible". Il a été absent 10 jours et a trouvé 123 lettres sur son bureau et en a trouvé 57 autres en revenant de Paris. Il dit qu'il est parfois "tenté de prendre [sa] pension de retraite et d'aller [se] cacher dans un village où personne ne pourra le trouver" car cette "correspondance [le] tue". - Rare Ancienne collection Charles Vincens.

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        Boss Rig. The Patent for the BOSS RIG is dated September 23d, 1854, less than six months have passed, and during that very tempestuous season every opportunity has been had to test its merits ... "

      [Boston], [1857]. (BOSS RIG) 19-1/4 x 12 inches. with 3 illustrations of this rigging. In 2 columns. . With testimonials from a number of New England and Mid-Atlantic brig masters touting the virtues of this rigging

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        [An original watercolour drawing depicting members of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards]

      [London: circa 1857]. Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, signed lower right with initials 'HM', on paper (sheet size: 12 1/4 x 17 5/8 inches), laid down on early mount. (Some discolouration to edges of drawing, the mount heavily browned). A fine example of Marten's work, depicting the mid-19th century uniforms of the senior regiment in the British army. The Life Guards trace their origins back to four troops of Royalist horse guards raised in the 17th century. These were re-organised into two regiments of Life Guards in 1788. The first regiment served with distinction at Waterloo as part of the Hosehold Brigade, and at many of the major engagements throughout the 19th century. In 1877, the 1st Regiment of Life Guards were re-named the 1st Life Guards, and in 1922 they amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards. They are now part of the Household Cavalry Regiment. Little is known of Henry Martens beyond his work for the famous illustrated book publisher Rudolph Ackermann. Martens worked mainly in watercolour (as here), producing military subjects, and specialising in accurate depictions of the contemporary uniforms of the Army in Britain and India. His best known work Costumes of the British Army was published by Ackermann between 1849 and 1853 and included 44 hand- coloured aquatint plates. He did also exhibit his pictures: between 1828 and 1842 he exhibited 34 water-colours at the Society of British Artists and he also showed his work at the British Institution. A second version of the present image is in the famous Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library. Cf. Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, call number: GB-UO(Martens)-1stLG-1857f-1 (ASK Brown Call No.)

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        THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID

      London, Dean and Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857.. Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration occupying 3/4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of a scarce delightful book. The only copies we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original terracotta sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. A little rubbed, short split at the head of the spine, , hinges cracked, light toning, some marginal foxing, one plate and the contiguous two leaves of text loose, a binding flaw, but overall a very good copy. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 7, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper, and with the extra leaf present. This copy also has a separately-issued 32-page pamphlet entitled "Index to Livingstone's Journal," loosely inserted. This contains the index paginated in continuation of the existing text, pp. 689-711 - see Bradlow No.8 - and the two corrected leaves "additional to the Third Edition." This supplement is extremely uncommon, COPAC listing Oxford only, OCLC adding just the Smithsonian. Rarely encountered as issued, occasionally bound in to rebound copies. Missionary Travels … covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east. "... perhaps the greatest of the African explorers... Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). A very good copy in the cloth, enhanced by the addition of a highly desirable bibliographic curiosity, and further by a gift inscription from the Quaker abolitionist Esther Sturge to her brother George and his wife; "To my very dear Brother & Sister George & Jane Sturge from their affectionate Sister, Esther Sturge, 1st 1st mo. 1858." The Quaker Sturge family were prominent in their support for a wide range of philanthropic and reformist causes, Esther had close contacts with the American abolition movement, corresponding with Maria Weston Chapman, and donating generously to organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the New England Freedmen's Aid Society; her brother Thomas looked after Robert and Mary Moffat's younger children while they were in Africa, their eldest daughter had married Livingstone in 1845.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      1857. The Missionary Position in AfricaAn Insider's ReportLIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean…With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1857.First edition, third state, with the lithographs facing pp. 66 and 225 both replaced with black and white wood engravings. Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 inches; 220 x 141 mm.). ix, [1, list of illustrations], 8, [2 (numbered 8* and 8[dagger]), 9-687, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. plus 8 pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated November 1, 1857. Folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of David Livingstone by William Holl after Henry Phillips (with tissue guard), twenty-one wood-engraved plates, folding printed table with wood-engraved illustration, two folding lithographed maps by John Arrowsmith with routes colored by hand in red (one in pocket at rear), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one full-page). Original light brown morocco-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Binder’s ticket (“Bound by Edmonds & Remnants. London”) on rear pastedown. Minimal foxing to first and last few leaves (primarily to engraved portrait). Short tear (1/2 inch) to outer blank margin of plate facing p. 588. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Minor rubbing to corners, some very slight discoloration to cloth on rear cover. Early ink signature of Thos. Cockburn, Berwick, on front free endpaper and front flyleaf. An excellent copy.“Livingstone’s contributions to European knowledge of African geography and ethnography remain virtually unequalled. In three major expeditions (1853-1856, 1858-1864 and 1865-1873), he covered a third of the continent, from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, observing and delineating regions previously unknown to white men; he was the first European to explore the Zambesi River, and gave Victoria Falls its present name. Livingstone also brought his powers of observation to bear on the native peoples he encountered, and was inspired by what he saw to entertain not only evangelical notions of their salvation, but political and medican ones as well. He was the first to disclose to the European world the terrible effects of the slave trade upon native populations; the horrors of this ‘running sore of Africa’ moved him to campaign actively for its abolition. He also provided an accurate account of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), along with the disease its bite produced in cattle; at the time the fly’s bite was thought to be (and perhaps was) harmless to man” (Norman Library).“Three states of the first edition have been identified. In the probable first state, the lithographed plates opposite pp. 66 and 225 are tinted brown and pale green respectively; in the second state, the lithograph opposite p. 225 is tinted brown and differs substantially from its counterpart in the first state; and in the third state, both lithographs have been replaced with black and white engravings” (Norman Library).David Livingstone (1813-1873) “became a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary…he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstone’s services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. He explored the Zambesi, Shire and Ruyuma rivers and found the salt lake Chilwa and Lake Nyasa…The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank” (Printing and the Mind of Man).Abbey, Travel, 347. Garrison and Morton 5269. Mendelssohn I, pp. 908-910. Printing and the Mind of Man 341.

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        Missionary Travels

      nbsp;London -John Murray, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very beautiful copy of one of the most famous exploration books in history, by the medical missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. First editionCollated completeFeaturing two fold out maps to the rear, a frontispiece of David Livingstone, a fold out plate to the front of Victoria Falls, and 47 illustrations in total. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, European maps of Africa were still largely blank. Yet, over the course of the latter half of the century in particular, these empty spaces were gradually filled in as a host of European explorers sought to shine light on the 'dark continent'. The motivations of these explorers were diverse, with exploration being associated, often simultaneously, with science, literature, religion, commerce and empire. Many would become famous and a few infamous as a result of their endeavours abroad. David Livingstone stands out as the most famous of all those nineteenth-century explorers that ventured into Africa. It is also no coincidence that Livingstone's first published narrative was one of the nineteenth century's best selling books. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa of 1857 created Livingstone's reputation as a heroic-explorer who made contributions to geography, medicine and science, the abolition of the slave trade, missionary endeavours as well as a whole range of other causes. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with only very minor rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with only the odd mark to pages and spotting to the first few pages. Alsowith a copperplate inscription to the titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original terracotta sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. A little rubbed, small ink-splash to the upper board, minor snag to the upper joint, short split at the tail of the spine, hinges started, short split to the flap of the end-pocket, light toning, some foxing to the fore-edge, but overall a very good copy. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 7, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. "Missionary Travels … covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east ... perhaps the greatest of the African explorers... Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). Contemporary armorial bookplate of John Lupton to the front pastedown.

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        1857 TRAVELS South AFRICA David LIVINGSTONE First Ed

      London - John Murray, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition, second state, of one of the most popular travel works ever published in the English language, written by British Victorian hero, David Livingstone, explorer extraordinaire. With forty-seven illustrations, collated complete. Including twenty-four plates,nineteen in-text engravings, two maps, a portrait, and a frontis. With no lithographs. Withthe portrait of the author facing page 1, and the Victoria Falls fold-out frontispiece, from J. W. Whymper. Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa. And a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. The title, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, evokes earlier accounts of southern Africa, notably by Philip and Moffat, but Livingstone's book stands out from these by reason of its intellectual breadth. . . When he came to write his book, he enriched a stirring narrative, told in conversational style, with insights acquired by informed eyes and ears, as well as with shafts of caustic humour -DNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked. Externally, firmly bound, with a little edgewear and marksto the original boards. With marginal spots or marks, prominent around the maps and plates. There are occasional tidemarks. Overall: VERY GOOD. An excellent copy of a work hard to find in acceptable condition..

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      Albermarle Street, London: John Murray, 1857 Including a sketch of sixteen years residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.In brown cloth with lots of decorative blind tooling, edges and corners lightly bumped and worn, couple of small marks. Spine, has been professionally repaired at edges, titles in gilt, blind tooling. Internally, brown endpapers, faint marks of bookplate removal to fpd, hinges strengthened, pull out B&W frontis of the Victoria Falls present with 2 tiny tears at crease, title page with vignette, (ix), [1], 687 pp, [1], 24 pl, 2 maps, portrait, a total of 47 illustrations, printed by W Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London, has the tissue guarded portrait often lacking, 1 map tipped in and the other folded withing the pocket at ep, small binders label to ep, maps by Arrowsmith. A lovely copy, rarely found in its original cloth covers! (see Osler 457. Allibone 1110) Livingstone, explorer and missionary. His Missionary Travels, the first impression, of 12,000, was sold out before publication in November, and 30,000 were sold in Britain by 1863. Livingstone had meant the book to make money; it earned him over £8500. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. 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. 1857. First Edition. Blue embossed hardback cloth cover. xv, 376pp; vii, 368pp :: 3 folding charts and plans and 6 chromolithographed plates :: 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5") :: 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' .

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        Autograph telegram draft with initials.

      [Udine, 7 March 1857]. - Large 4to. ¾ p. Informing his mother Sophie of their safe arrival at Udine. - Slightly browned due to paper and some small defects to edges.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast:;Thence across the continent, down the river to Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London, John Murray. 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp. (x) + 687 + 8 adverts. Illustrated with 47 plates, line-drawings in text, folding frontispiece and folding maps. The folding map of Dr. Livingstone's Route Across Africa secured in inside pocket of rear board. Beautifully bound in recent half speckled calf with twin, maroon and green, title labels and gilt to spine, marbled boards, edges rough trimmed. A little browning to edges, occasional creasing, fingermarking and spotting. In all a lovely copy.

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        Mémoire sur la Fermentation appelée lactique. WITH: Mémoire sur la Fermentation alcoolique

      Paris: Victor Masson. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. First printings in original wrappers of the full versions of Pasteur's landmark papers, "often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison-Morton, citing the abridged version). "Fermentation, when Pasteur began to study it, was widely considered a purely chemical process... But Pasteur now stepped forward to claim that 'lactic yeast,' comprised of living organisms, was responsible for the transformation of sugar into lactic acid--of which sour milk and yogurt are common products. He published an audacious paper, 'Memoire sue la fermentation appelee lastique' ('Note on So-called Lactic Fermentation'), in 1857. Pasteur went on, in 1860, to treat of alcoholic fermentation, showing that all the various types and processes involved the presence of 'organic beings.' Control of the fermentation process, an enormous advance for industry, was the practical result of this work" (Simmons, Doctors and Discoveries). NOTE: A four-page abridged version of each paper appeared in 1857 in Comptes Rendus. Garrison-Morton 2472 and Dibner 198 (abridged edition). Norman 1653 (this edition). IN: Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 52 (1858), pp 404-18; and Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 58 (1860), pp. 323-426. Paris: Victor Masson, 1858; 1860. Octavo, original wrappers rebacked. Beautiful, fine copies in original wrappers.

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        The Fairy Family: a Series of Ballads and Metrical Tales Illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. Frontis. and title page by Burne-Jones - his first published work. Inside hinges cracking but still tight, spine faded and neatly repaired at extremities; cloth lightly spotted and worn at edges, still a very attractive copy with fine interior.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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