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        THE FAIRY FAMILY: A SERIES OF BALLADS & METRICAL TALES ILLUSTRATING THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGY OF EUROPE

      London: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts, 1857.  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green rib-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, pale pink ep.s, 283 [xvi] +4pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/steel engraved frontis, prelim titlepage & wood engraved tailpiece, all after Burne-Jones.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  As in all copies examined, the pagination jumps from p.80 to p.[97]--but the text is nevertheless complete.  Binding Good (rebacked w/two-thirds of the original [darkened] spine laid down, corners sl. bumped, edges of covers moderately discoloured, & hinges mended); contents Near-Fine.  White 175-76, Reid 99 & 274, Osborne 37, Fredeman 92.1, Ray 182, de Beaumont 195, Goldman 305 (see also p.11).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        THE NORTHWEST COAST; OR THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON TERRITORY

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Classic" Early Pacific Northwest History, withAuthorial Inscription and Fine Early Provenance. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). xvi, [ii], 17-435, [1] pp., [2] leaves (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown buckram, flat spine with gilt titling. With 28 illustrations by the author, most showing life on the Northwest frontier, 18 of these full-page, one a folding map. Front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "Mrs. C. W. Philbrick / with compliments of / the Author / James G. Swan / Port Townsend October 13th / 1876"; front flyleaf with neatly stamped signature of Ellen Philbrick; front pastedown with bookplate of Frederick V. Holman (see below). Tweney 74; Howes S-1164. Spine a bit sunned, extremities slightly worn, small patches of water(?) stains to boards, other trivial imperfections, but a really excellent copy, fresh and clean internally, and the original fragile binding still solid and generally well preserved. Described by Tweney as "one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana," this is the first edition of one of the earliest accounts of life in the region, and our copy has direct ties to important early settlers of the territory. James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) was born in Massachusetts, where he grew up fascinated by his seafaring uncle's tales of voyages to the Northwest coast. In 1850, he set sail for Washington Territory, settling in Shoalwater (now Willapa) Bay in 1852 and working there as an oysterman (he later became a trader). This book tells of his life in the years 1852-55, giving an account unlike most frontier memoirs because of the great interest Swan took in the native population of the bay. He became friends with a local chief, Toke, and his wife Suis, and from them collected important ethnographic information on the Indians of the region. According to HistoryLink, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history, "Swan's appreciation of and efforts to record Indian art, technology, history, legends, and language made him a rarity among early Washington settlers," the book containing "detailed descriptions of Indian homes, crafts, hunting and fishing tools and techniques, religious ceremonies, songs, games, vocabularies of the Jargon and Chehalis languages, [and] illustrations by Swan, who was an accomplished artist. The book also describes Swan's travels, often with Indian friends, around the Bay and its tributary rivers, to Chinook and Astoria on the Columbia River, and up the Pacific coast to Grays Harbor and the Quinault River." In addition to its value as an ethnographic and travel book, the work served to encourage the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. Our copy was presented by Swan to Mrs. C. W. (Ellen) Philbrick, wife of the editor and publisher of the Port Townsend newspaper, the "Argus." A subsequent owner was Frederick Van Voorhies Holman (1852-1927), apparently the first white child born in the county now encompassing Pacific City, Oregon, where his parents were early settlers. Swan mentions staying with the hospitable Holmans on his travels (p. 243). The Holman family later moved to Portland, where they became leading citizens.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VOLUMES 1-4

      Boston.: Little, Brown & Company., 1857. ...A COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET, FIRST MONOGRAPH 1857, - VOL. I- li, 452 pgs., VOL. II - 452-643pgs. plus 44 plates(2 plates in full color and a third in partial color); SECOND MONOGRAPH 1860, 1862, VOL.III - xi, 301pgs., plus 26 pg. EXPLANATION OF PLATES, plus 26 pgs. plates(2 in color and 1 fold out), VOL. IV - viii, 380pgs., plus 12pg. EXPLANATION OF PLATES, and 16pgs. plates (1 fold out).,... Brown library binding in very good condition, no call number on spines but other markings present... EXTRA - ILLUSTRATED WITH 86 CLEAN PLATES, 4 OF WHICH ARE IN COLOR, 1 PARTIALLY COLORED, AND 2 FOLD-OUT... ILLUSTRATORS INCLUDE ANTOINE SONREL, JACQUES BURKHARDT AND HENRY JAMES CLARK...Clean interior... Sound binding... MOST ELABORATELY PRODUCED AMERICAN ZOOLOGICAL PUBLICATION OF THE CENTURY... AGASSIZ, A SWISS BORN NATURALIST, WAS THE FOUNDER OF HARVARD'S MOST FAMOUS MUSEUM OF COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY. HE WAS A MAJOR SOURCE FOR CHARLES DARWIN...Blind stamps on title pages... Extra shipping charges apply for multi volume set...ALL IN ALL A VERY CLEAN TIGHT ATTRACTIVE SET.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        The Departure - Second Class; The Return - First Class

      London:: E. Gambart & Co 25 Berners St.,. 1857.. First printing. In fine condition. "The Departure – Second Class" and "The Return - First Class" are a pair of moralistic narrative works, a popular genre in Victorian times, and demonstrate the growing trend towards emigration, particularly to Australia. The Victorian artist Abraham Solomon depicts a family traveling second class to a port where the young boy will go to sea in "The Departure". In "The Return" the boy returns as a successful middle aged squatter in the first class carriage with his son and daughter. Both paintings by Solomon are held in the National Railway Museum UK . Of "The Departure" they write "The painting is a contemporary image of rail travel showing the discomfort of the lower classes traveling in a draughty bench-seated second class carriage. Despite their discomfort this shows how the railways opened up travel to the less wealthy as well as those with money. It also shows how the industry allowed travel nationally and internationally, with the posters in the background advertising passage to Australia highlighting the growing trend of emigration. " (National Railway Museum UK website). The advertising includes ship departures for Port Phillip and Sydney.& & Published 4th April 1857. Engraved by W.H. Simmons. 26 3/4 x 20 3/4" (image & text) on paper 32 1/4 x 25 1/4". Black & white, as issued.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        List of Stones found Chiefly in the Barossa Ranges South Australia"

      Winchester,, 1857.. Three small notebooks, duodecimo, with altogether 84 pages of manuscript notes; one notebook scorched lower right corner with some very minor loss, another loose in its covers but otherwise all in good condition in original decorative coloured paper wrappers. An unusual small collection of geological field work concentrating on the Barossa Valley in South Australia.The geology of the Barossa Valley and elsewhere, as recorded by Henrietta May of Winchester in a clutch of quite charming notebooks, which are inscribed and dated (1857) in a clear hand. Evidently an amateur, she may be seen as representative of the burgeoning group of amateur women geologists in the mid-nineteenth century. Due to the restrictions on women entering the fields of science on a professional basis - the Geological Society of London admitted no women at all, not even as guests! - they were forced to pursue their interests on their own. These notebooks provide a good insight into the working methods of the author.The first two books must have been written during Henrietta May's travels, and slight wear to them is indicative of fieldwork. The script, though entirely legible, confirms this: it is unaffected, and in places irregular. The notebooks provide a systematic classification of minerals and stones collected by the author and identify their localities in detail.The first notebook is devoted chiefly to stones found in Australia, and in particular in the Barossa. Whether Henrietta May actually travelled to Australia is unclear: although a visit is certainly implied by the precise location given, we have found no record of her name in any of the obvious resources. If she did indeed visit the Barossa her presence might understandably have escaped the historical record as she would have been lost in massive crowds of people at the height of the gold rushes.The second notebook lists minerals found across Britain. The final book, clearly written in a different environment and indexed, is a breakdown of minerals and metals in their constituent forms. It is likely that the author used it as a guide on her travels as her fieldbooks are structured accordingly.As a group these notebooks are an attractive survival, and quite poignant evidence of serious investigations being done in geological science, traditionally a male domain, by a woman on her own.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Florigraphia Britannica;.... (4 Vols Complete)

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1857 Or Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain. 4 Volumes complete, uniformly bound in green cloth, decorative blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spines, decorative tooling and titles in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, tegs, all have the ownership stamp of James Almond, Clayton Lodge, Clayton-le-Dale, Nr Blackburn to either front of rear blank pages, pencil name to Vol 1. Volume 1, [36], 460 pp, 86 col pls (each with 6 species per plate a total of 524), [14] index. Vol 2, [30], 461-930 pp, 96 col pls, (525-1076 species images), [14]. Vol 3, [1], 932-1304 pp, 85 col pls, (1077-1566 species images), 80 pp supplement, (xxix), [14]. Vol 4, has its own subtitle page, The Ferns of Britain and their Allies:..... , synopsis of the Genera, [22], 9-136 pp, 29 B&W pls, [4] index,[4] adverts. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848 then reissued in 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered since then. Originally published in fascicles 1841-1848; reissued 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered or naturalized later. Vol. 3 includes suppl.: Synoptical table of the British plants arranged according to the natural orders. Vol. 4 has special t.p.: The ferns of Britain and their allies. An excellent set in wonderful condition, rarely found as such!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Florigraphia Britannica; or, Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain

      London - Groombridge and Sons, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A relatively scarce complete set of Florigraphia Britannica; or, Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain together with Ferns of Britain, and their Allies: Comprising Equisetaceae, Filicaceae, Lycopodiaceae, and Marsileaceae to volume four. Written by Richard Deakin and illustrated with numerous engravings. In four volumes complete. First edition thus. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848, andpublished in book formin 1857 with additional of descriptions of those plants which have been discovered or become naturalisedsince the Parts were published. With synopsises to front andindexes to rear of each volume and a supplement and a glossary to rear of volume three. Volume one has classes I to V; volume two has classes VI to XV; volume threehas classes XVI to XXIII andvolume four has class XXIV. With previous owner's ink annotation to front of volume one. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to volume one. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marksto boards and institutional lettering to spine. Slight splitting to cloth to some joints although generally firm. Two hinges stained, three tender. Internally, binding strained in places with some pages loosening to volume one. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks and institutional stamps. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) 21./ L'oiseau de Paradis. (Buffon) 9/8 de la Grandeur naturelle/ Paradisea Apoda (Linnee)/ Nouvelle Guinee

      Paris & London: E. Savary et Ce. and Gambart Junin et C, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 21 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae. It is native to the Aru Islands a group of about 95 islands in eastern Indonesia, south west of New Guinea. The first published image of this species appeared in 1750 in George Edwards' Natural History of Birds (see vol.III, plate 110). Daniel Elliot, in his A Monograph of the Paradiseidae (1873) writes `For many years the Birds of Paradise have been known to all persons whose avocations called them to the Moluccas; and the earlier voyagers among those islands entertained strange views regarding these attractive creatures. Their beautiful plummage excited the admiration of the most indifferent person; and the strange tales related of them aroused the fears of the more superstitious of even the reckless mariners'. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Israel of the Alps;

      Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York: Blackie and Son,, 1857. A complete history of the Vaudois of Piedmont, and their colonies: prepared in great part from unpublished documents. Translated by the Rev. John Mongomery. With numerous illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo (215 × 132 mm). Finely bound in c.1900 brown full pebble-grained morocco, spines gilt in compartments, sides bordered by double gilt rules, turn-ins florally gilt-rolled, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated title page, folding map, and six engraved illustrations on seven plates (one a two-plate panorama). Ownership inscription. Extremities lightly rubbed, a few faint spots to early and late leaves. Excellent condition. A handsomely bound copy of the first Montgomery edition, telling the history of the proto-Protestant Christian sect the Waldensians, started in Lyons in around 1170, and surviving centuries of persecution in the Swiss Valley of the Vaudois. William Hazlitt's perhaps more sensationalist translation was published as "A History of the Persecutions of the Waldenses" by Ingram, Cook & Co. in 1852.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Letters from Cannes and Nice

      Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co, 1857 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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        The Professor

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857 First edition. Two volumes. 16 pages of ads at the rear of vol II dated June, 1857. Original dark grayish purple cloth. Floral patterns stamped in blind to covers, spines stamped in blind with two sets of small panels, each containing a floral design. Spines sunned with some wear at spine ends, edges lightly rubbed. Vol I: hinges slightly cracked and secure, small paper remnants to upper part of front cover and lower spine, two very small stains to spines. A very clean and tight unsophisticated set without usual restoration or repairs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of Her Majesty's Government, in the Years 1849-1855

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1857-1858, 1857. A magnificent 5-volume work with original endpapers, solid hinges, in near fine condition, with 15 maps, 60 tinted lithograph plates, and numerous woodcuts, mostly in text. A uniform set as issued with the first 3 volumes being Second Printing of the First Edition, the last 2 volumes are First Edition. Original cloth, with all titles to spine lettered in gilt. An important account of a journey into Central Africa, from Tripoli to the hinterland of the Gold Coast, with excursions in the region of Timbuctoo, undertaken on the orders of the British Government. In 1850 Barth joined Overweg and Richardson on an expedition, sponsered by the British Government to establish commercial relations with all states central and western of Sudan. Following the death of his companions, Barth was left to carry out the project alone! He made detailed maps and observations, many times for the first time. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.’s Government, in the Years 1849-1855-58

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman’s and Roberts, 1857. Hardcover. Five Volumes. The first three volumes are 'Second Editions'; Volumes IV & V are 'First Editions'. Octavos. xxxvi, 578, 24pp. of ads; xi, 676; xi, 635; xiv, 641, 24pp. of ads; x, 694pp, [1pp. errata] Appendices, Index. Illustrated with sixty tinted chromolithographs, fifteen folding maps and numerous woodcuts, one folding. Original green cloth with an embossed border design, and the spines lettered in gilt; with the armorial bookplates of a Stephen Allaway. Re-backed with original spines retained; internal hinges reinforced. Volumes II and III lack their half-titles; minor scattered foxing confined to margins and fore-edges; old dampstaining to the top margins of the last volume, affecting a few plates; corners lightly bumped; a Very Good+ set. // "Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, as his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he carefully documented the details of the cultures he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of peoples, and collected many. He established friendships with African rulers and scholars during his five years of travel (1850–1855). After the deaths of two European companions, he completed his travels with the aid of Africans. Afterward, he wrote and published a five-volume account of his travels in both English and German. It has been invaluable for scholars of his time and since.... Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION: 8vo., 2 volumes. pp.294 + 2 (advertisements); pp.258 + 16 (advertisements). Elegantly bound in recent tan calf over marbled boards, twin red and black title labels with light gilt to spines; gilt rule to boards. Edges a little dusty, internally spotless. A superb copy . Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but published posthumously in 1857. The 'Professor' of the title escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, regarded as the author's most realistic feminist heroine. This novel endures today as both a harbinger of Bronte's later fiction and a compelling read in its own right. Smith [7], Symington p.40.

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        Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1857. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 25". Classic double page map of New York City including part of New Jersey and Queens and an extensive portion of Brooklyn. Upper Manhattan is shown as an inset. Map details streets, parks, notable buildings, wards and ferry routes. Light scattered foxing, a few tears. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Preliminary Chart of New York Bay and Harbor

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1857. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 30.25 x 26.5". This beautiful sea chart shows the waters around Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey leading out to the Atlantic Ocean. Produced by the U.S. Coast Survey, the chart includes extensive soundings and sailing directions, as well as substantial supplemental information. Below the title and scale are a note about measurement and two tables listing "Variations of the Magnetic Needle" and abbreviations used on the map. The upper right corner of the map features a table locating light houses and beacons and a table with information about the tides. The map is in very good condition and has been professionally conserved and lined. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which was first established in 1807. Over the course of the 19th century, the survey worked closely with the U.S. Navy to produce sea charts of the country's waters that could serve scientific as well as military functions. This crisp and bright sea chart of the waters around New York City is a beautiful document of this historical effort.

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        Chemins de fer de l'Est: Album des vues les plus remarquables de parcours, dessinEes d'apres nature et lithographiEes par

      [Paris: Imp. par August Bry], 1857. (RAILROADS) First edition. Oblong folio. Title page with lithographed vignette, 30 hand-colored tinted lithographs by Maugendre. Publisher's purple morocco-backed boards, recased, preserving original gilt-stamped cloth laid down to covers, moirE endpapers, foxing to title page (not affecting vignette) and sporadic light foxing throughout, generally contained to margins. OCLC: no copies . A stunning series of finely colored lithographed views along the line of the Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est, from Paris northeast to Strasbourg, by Adlophe Maugendre,1809-1895 ("Les albums de Maugendre sont rares et recherchEs" - BEnEzit)

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        NARRATIVE OF EDWARD McGOWAN, INCLUDING A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S ADVENTURES AND PERILS WHILE PERSECUTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO VIGILANCE COMMITTEE OF 1856

      San Francisco. 1857.. 240pp. including seven full-page woodcuts within pagination. 12mo. Original printed paper wrappers. Light soiling and foxing to wrappers. Minor foxing to text, but generally quite clean. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case, spine gilt. McGowan was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of James King of William, but managed to escape the Vigilantes. He published this narrative to vindicate his conduct. When McGowan returned to San Francisco, he edited the weekly newspaper, UBIQUITOUS, in which he was free to rail against the Committee and its actions. "...a prime rascal, one of the truly colorful characters in California during the middle of the last century" - Graff. An intriguing view of the Vigilance Committee. COWAN, p.407. STREETER SALE 2822. GRAFF 2611. GREENWOOD 842. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 653. SABIN 43278. HOWES M103, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 132. ZAMORANO 80, 54. ROCQ 10310.

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        GODFREY'S NARRATIVE OF THE LAST GRINNELL ARCTIC EXPLORING EXPEDITION, IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, 1853-4-5; WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. ELISHA K. KANE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

      J. T. Llloyd & Co, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. Small 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth boards. Gilt lettering on front board. Good binding and cover. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Slight fraying to spine ends. Sunning to spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Minor darkening to inside front board. Owners inscription on upper inside front board. First blank leaf is torn extensively. Profusely illustrated. All illustrations and text are present and remain in tact. A rare find, especially in good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this unique collectible. Ships daily.

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        Traité d'anatomie pathologique generale et special ou description et iconographie pathologique des alterations morbides tant liquides que solides observees dans ls corps humain

      Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4 vols. (including 2 atlases). Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857-1861, large folio (464 x 293 mm), text: ii, 760 pp.; 733 pp., half titles; atlases: 46 pp.; 44 pp., together 200 engraved plates after P. Lackerbauer, most printed in colors and finished by hand. Unobtrusive library stamps to preliminary leaves and one stamp to each plate, often to lower right corner just inside or outside plate impression, very minor spotting and finger-soiling, all edges gilt, uniform contemporary half morocco over cloth, spines gilt (some wear, hinges repaired). Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute. A very beautiful, bright and clean copy. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates, 1803; Garrison-Morton 2297.1; Hirsch-H. III, 706; Goldschmid 198 ff. u. Taf. 40-41. First Edition. Monumental Atlas of pathological anatomy. "Lebert set out to cover both general and special pathology. The superb hand-coloured copperplate engravings of macro- and micropathology in this work are among the finest ever published" (G-M 2297.1). "Lebert's work covers a much wider range than that of Cruveilhier [Anatomie pathologique du corps humain...] or Carswell [Pathological anatomy...] and includes many examples of macroscopic and microscopic anatomy and pathology together with many illustrations of gross specimens. The text volumes provide detailed descriptions of both gross pathology and micropathology, the treatment of some plates amounting to short treatises in themselves. A brief history of pathology dating from the sixteenth century is also included. At the beginning of each atlas volume is a section which conveniently lists and describes each plate. The 200 hand-colored copper engravings are of superb quality and are reminders of the excellence of medical illustration during the nineteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates, 1803). "Eines der umfangreichsten und zugleich bedeutendsten Werke der Abbildungsliteratur. Bei Lebert findet sich farbiger Kupferstich in Mehrplattendruck auf der höchsten Stufe technischer Vollendung; für mazerierte Knochenpräparate auch einfach getönter Punktierstich, weiterhin sehr reichlich Aquatintamanier und fast regelmässiger Pinselretusche" (Goldschmid)..

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        A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage; With Numerous Incidents of Travel and Adventure During Nearly Five Years' Continuous Service in the Arctic Regions While in Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers 1857, 1st Edition. () xxii,(2),616pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in the original pebbled blue cloth. Original yellow coated endpapers. A nice clean copy internally. Folding map with a few old repairs. Tinted frontis. The rear of the front endpaper was used for a signout sheet for a contemporary bookclub! An attractive copy. Arctic Biblio. 682. Personal narrative of the surgeon on board HMS "Investigator" (Captain R. M'Clure) on the search for the missing Franklin expedition, 1850-1854. Having reached the Arctic Islands via Bering Strait, the ship became solidly beset at Mercy Bay, northern Banks Island and had to be abandoned there. Her crew hiked across the ice of M'Clure Strait to Dealy Island, where HMS "Resolute: and "Intrepid" were wintering; thereafter these ships wintered yet again off Cape Cockburn, Bathurst Island and in the spring of 1854 were in turn abandoned in the ice. Their crews (and those of "Investigator") hiked across the ice to the depot ship "North Star" at Beechey island; the latter vessel and the supply ships "Phoenix" and "Talbot" then brought them back to England. On the basis of this complicated journey M'Clure and his crew were recognized as having discovered the Northwest Passage. Very scarce in this condition..

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        Twelve Months With the Bashi-Bazouks

      London: Chapman and Hall. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Cloth. 220 pp., 4 pp. publisher's advertisements dated 1856. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt spine title. Previous owners names (3) on ffep, title page and page 1. Three hand-coloured plates show an Officer, an Arab soldier and an Arnaout soldier. Cloth on front board has bubbled up in spots. Corners bumped ang rubbed, spine ends worn. Upper inside corner of rear board, rear endpaper stained. Text has a number of passages where last names were identified with initial only, a previous owner has written out the names in the margins the first time they appear. A first-hand account of the Crimean War. Money left England to take part in the war, joining the Bashi-Bazouks in July 1855, a band of mercenary troops fighting as irregulars with the Ottoman army.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        SWENSK FORFATTNINGS - SAMLING. 1856. No. 78. Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands done and concluded at Honolulu the the 1 July 1852, ratified at Stockholm the 22 July 1853 and at Honolulu the 5 April 1855. [Drop title]

      Stockholm:: Norstedt & Soner,. 1857.. 4to. 7-3/4" x 6-3/4". 1st printing (cf. Forbes #2193, incorrectly noting an 1856 publication date). 27, [1] pp. Text in two columns, Swedish & English.. Lacks wrappers, with last leaf detached.. Age-toning. The odd stain. A VG copy.. Forbes #2193 notes a date of 1856, listing the copy at Hawaii State Archives. We have checked that copy, which also has the 1857 date on p. 28. Both copies recorded by OCLC note an 1857 imprint date, as here.

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        The Canadian Settler's Guide

      The Office of the Toronto Times, Toronto C.W.(Canada West) 1857 - Bound in new brown morocco gilt lettered on spine. New endpapers. 218 pp. Appendix 40 pp and 48 pp additonal appendix. 5 illustrations, 2 full page. This the seventh edition considerably enlarged with a preface by Traill dated January 1st 1857. Ink name to front blank. Some minor foxing to title page and rear pages o/w a remarkably clean copy in new fine leather. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canadian Settler's Guide: Seventh Edition - Considerably enlarged

      Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times" Toronto, C. W.: Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times", 1857. 7th. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo., 4.25 in x 7.5 in, xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1[14], 40, 1(blank), [48]pp. 8vo, original brown boards, 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). Very worn on the Spine with torn paper labels with words Settler's Guide. Insides pages reasonably clean for poor paper and very light foxing in some places. Hinges cracked and splitting. Top and bottom of spine split and cracked. 1 leaf with corner torn away not affecting printed text, spine faded, front hinge starting, clean and very good. Page 17 appendix torn bottom right not affecting text., Cf TPL 3489 which records two 1857 copies, both with different collation. Their second issue is without six of the unpaged plates and port. and with a new appendix [48] at the end. We have three copies and all three are different from TPL's two. After page 218pp the variations seem occur., Classic work aimed at the woman emigrating from Britain to Canada, based upon the experiences of Traill, who by this point had spent over 25 years in 'the backwoods of Canada'. The work provides practical advice on most aspects of emigration, from choosing a ship from Britain, and what luggage to bring, to the finer points of furnishing a log cabin (including how to make an easy-chair from a flour barrel) and the perils of alcohol. The practical advice for the pioneer includes tips on gardening (for food), how to prevent your home burning down, or how to handle a fire if it does arise including those who don't have water to spare ("Women, yes, weak women and children have battled against a wall of advancing fire, and with hoes and other instruments have kept it back till help could be obtained"). It also recommends that every women become an expert at knitting, not only for its use in providing clothing, but in increasing the attractiveness of the unmarried woman ("Every young woman is prized in this country according to her usefulness; and a thriving young settler will rather marry a clever, industrious girl, who has the reputation for being a good spinner and knitter, than one who has nothing but a pretty face to recommend her").& There are also several recipes to be made from many readily available food sources, including fruit, vegetables and meats.& A fascinating look at the era of expansion in North America, what was expected of the new settlers, and life in the unsettled regions of Canada.

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        The engineer and machinist's assistant : being a series of plans, sections, and elevations of steam engines, spinning machines, mills for grinding, tools, &c. taken from machines of approved construction at present in operation [complete in 2 volumes] With descriptions and instructions for drawing machinery (by D. Scott,) also, an introduction and essays on various departments of machinery

      Glasgow : Blackie & Son, 1857. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2 v. ; 38 cm. Contents: [1]: Text. - [2]: Plates. Subjects: Mechanical engineering -- Machinery -- Mechanical drawing. Notes: Vol. 2 has engraved title page. Good copies bound leather-backed, marbled paper-covered boards. Spine bands worn, with wear and rubbing to the panel edges. Lacking spine title labels. Front panel of volume 2 is lacking marbled paper covering. Some surface wear and scuffs to spine covers and boards as with age. Minor, marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. and scattered through plates volume. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        The Canadian Settler's Guide: Seventh Edition - Considerably enlarged

      Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times" Toronto, C. W.: Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times", 1857. 7th Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo., xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1, [14], 40,14pp., 1(blank), [44]pp. 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). The brownish red cloth cover looks like it was replaced 50 odd years ago, and is in VG& condition. The first few pages inc. title page are messy and suffering from browning. complete with 2 plates (1 incl. in the pagination), 4 illustrations (incl. 1 diagram), There is occasional browning& throughout. Pen inscription title page, a few light pencil study marks in text (minimal) A little wear on edges, one page& has very small tear plus p219 has 1/2" triangle not effecting the illustration (on the next page) . Most of the text is really clean and the whole book is readable and presentable with tight binding. & The overall condition even with issues noted is very good., Cf TPL 3489 which records two 1857 copies, both with different collation. Their second issue is without six of the unpaged plates and port. and with a new appendix [48] at the end. We have three copies and all three are different from TPL's two. After page 218pp the variations seem occur., Classic work aimed at the woman emigrating from Britain to Canada, based upon the experiences of Traill, who by this point had spent over 25 years in 'the backwoods of Canada'. The work provides practical advice on most aspects of emigration, from choosing a ship from Britain, and what luggage to bring, to the finer points of furnishing a log cabin (including how to make an easy-chair from a flour barrel) and the perils of alcohol. The practical advice for the pioneer includes tips on gardening (for food), how to prevent your home burning down, or how to handle a fire if it does arise including those who don't have water to spare ("Women, yes, weak women and children have battled against a wall of advancing fire, and with hoes and other instruments have kept it back till help could be obtained"). It also recommends that every women become an expert at knitting, not only for its use in providing clothing, but in increasing the attractiveness of the unmarried woman ("Every young woman is prized in this country according to her usefulness; and a thriving young settler will rather marry a clever, industrious girl, who has the reputation for being a good spinner and knitter, than one who has nothing but a pretty face to recommend her").& There are also several recipes to be made from many readily available food sources, including fruit, vegetables and meats.& A fascinating look at the era of expansion in North America, what was expected of the new settlers, and life in the unsettled regions of Canada.

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        The Life Of Sir John Falstaff With A Biography Of The Knight, From Authentic Sources, by Robert B. Brough, Esq

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1857-1858. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. illustrated yellow/brown wrappers. Very good. 10 issues./No Dust Jacket. 25.5 x 17 cm. In the ten original parts, two etchings in each issue, total of twenty. Brough notes, "It may be stated, fairly, that no pains have been spared by the artist to make his work conscientiously complete. Every locality indicated by the poet has been carefully studied either from personal observation or reference to the most authentic records." COHN 96. Issues 2,5,7,8, 9 blind stamped "Presented by the Publisher." Two issues partly unopened. Backstrip of first issue reinforced with archival tape, last issue back cover clean tear repaired with archival tape. Plates of No.6 dampstained at margins. Last issue carries complete Contents and List of Plates, plus Preface to the first book edition. Issue one toned, balance reasonably fresh and bright.

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        Caravan Journeys And Wanderings In Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, And Beloochistan; With Historical Notices Of The Countries Lying Between Russia And India

      London: John Murray, 1857. Second Edition. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript By Capt. William Jesse and edited By H.D. Seymour. Ferrier had been recruited to organize and drill the Persian army, but his opposition to Russian interests in Persia led to his dismissal. "In Afghanistan he started from Herat for India, intending to travel through Balkh and Kabul, but, being unable to do this, had passed through the Hazara country to the west of Kabul, and had reached Ghur. He was sent back from Ghur, but had at least the satisfaction of exploring an entirely unknown region of Afghanistan." (Baker, A History of Geographical Discovery and Exploration, p. 258). 8vo. pp. xxii, [1 leaf]list of illus. 534, [1 leaf]errata. large folding engraved map & 3 wood-engraved plates. An attractive copy in contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee & New York: Dyer & Passmore (Milwaukee) and A.S. Barnes (New York), 1857. Folding pocket map lithographed by F. Mayer & Co., full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into original brown cloth- covered boards, blocked in blind on covers, lettered in gilt on upper cover. A lovely map, brightly coloured, in very good condition. 35 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches. Rare issue of Chapman's map of Wisconsin and the first to depict the entire state. First issued in 1853, with successive editions in 1855 and 1856, Chapman's pocket map of Wisconsin depicted the southern half of the state, i.e. the area surveyed at the time of the map's publication. In 1857, the present issue was published, extending the map northward via a joined second sheet to depict the entire state. A publisher's advertisement from 1857 shows the map being offered for sale either as just the "south part" (at $.50) or the "whole state" ($1.00). Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. After partnering briefly with the printer Philetus C. Hale, he set up on his own in 1850: it was during this period that his most important maps were published. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 1077 (1853 issue).

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        Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden under befäl af C.A. Virgin. Aren 1851-1853. Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser Pa. H. Maj: T.Konung Oscar Den Förstes befallning utgifna af K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien. [Three Volumes in Five]

      Uppsala & Stockholm: Almovist & Wiksells Boktryckeri, 1857 - 1910. First edition. Original paper wrappers. 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. 4to. 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); Första 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 Ångström, 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.

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        ORIGINAL OVERSIZE SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF GERTRUDE ATHERTON BY ARNOLD GENTHE

      Mat in Good condition, photograph Fine. A beautiful large (10-3/8" x 13-1/4") silver print portrait of writer Gertrude Atherton (1857 - 1948) SIGNED by the photographer in pencil "Arnold Genthe/N.Y." below the image on the original 14" x 18" mat. Lovely, soft image of this writer best known for her books on California by a photographer also strongly connected to that state. On the verso of the mat are two small New York Historical Society stamps, one dated 5 May 1943, as well as the penciled date 16 March 1943. Various chips and tears, some large, along the margins of the mat, but none coming close to either the photograph or Genthe's signature.

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        Antike Ruinen im Hintergrund die römische Kampagna., Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1857 - Datiert "Rom den 7.ten Mai 1857" und bezeichnet "Torre (".")ave" Papperitz fertigt eine als weites Panorama angelegte Zeichnung. Im Mittelgrund ragen Ruinen in der Ebene auf. Der Betrachter schaut von einem etwas in der Ferne liegenden und erhöhten Standpunkt auf die sich vor ihm ausbreitende reizvolle Landschaftsstudie. - Oberer Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Kleinere Braunfleckchen im Rand, an den Seitenrändern teilweise etwas stärker. Ein winzige Kratzspur im Unterrand, außerhalb der Darstellung. Ganz schwache, nicht störende Knickspuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 20,2 x 57,8 cm. Auf festem Velin.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1852, 1853, AND 1854, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE M. C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      New York.: D. Appleton & Co., 1857. ... [xvii, 537pp]... Black textured leather spine and corners, grey cloth boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, AEG... INCLUDES RARE SUPRESSED BATHING SCENE LITHOGRAPH... Many plates are colored... Lacking lithograph entitled "View of Hong Kong from East Point"... This is one of the most important expiditions to the East led by the very knowledgeable Commodore Perry... Includes index... Heavy volume, additional shipping and handling will apply.... Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior Volume I Only

      Washinigton D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857. Foxing on title page. Foxing on pages in front and throughout. This book is from the library of the McClure Working Men's Institute from Decatur Ind. One map is torn--almost whole way but rest are attached.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 9" By 11 1/2". Government Printed.

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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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        Twelve Months With the Bashi-Bazouks

      London: Chapman and Hall. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Cloth. 220 pp., 4 pp. publisher's advertisements dated 1856. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt spine title. Previous owners names (3) on ffep, title page and page 1. Three hand-coloured plates show an Officer, an Arab soldier and an Arnaout soldier. Cloth on front board has bubbled up in spots. Corners bumped ang rubbed, spine ends worn. Upper inside corner of rear board, rear endpaper stained. Text has a number of passages where last names were identified with initial only, a previous owner has written out the names in the margins the first time they appear. A first-hand account of the Crimean War. Money left England to take part in the war, joining the Bashi-Bazouks in July 1855, a band of mercenary troops fighting as irregulars with the Ottoman army.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        The Fairy Family: A Series of Ballads & Metrical Tales Illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. first edition; xv, 283, 4 (catalog) pp., lacking pages 81-96, as issued; Edward Burne-Jones engraved frontis., half-title page, and circular tailpiece; original blind & gilt stamped decorated green cloth, remnants of an old book plate to the front paste down, slight spine slant, spine slightly faded and chipped at head, else overall near very good. Photos available upon request.

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        THE FAIRY FAMILY: A SERIES OF BALLADS & METRICAL TALES ILLUSTRATING THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGY OF EUROPE

      London: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts 1857 - First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green rib-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, pale pink ep.s, 283 [xvi] +4pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/steel engraved frontis, prelim titlepage & wood engraved tailpiece, all after Burne-Jones. Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London. As in all copies examined, the pagination jumps from p.80 to p.[97]--but the text is nevertheless complete. Binding Good (rebacked w/two-thirds of the original [darkened] spine laid down, corners sl. bumped, edges of covers moderately discoloured, & hinges mended); contents Near-Fine. White 175-76, Reid 99 & 274, Osborne 37, Fredeman 92.1, Ray 182, de Beaumont 195, Goldman 305 (see also p.11). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ehon Toyotomi kunkoki (The Meritorious Journal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

      The rare volume 7 in 10 books, from the first issue of this classic multi-volume fictional work, complete with the 85 woodblock prints on the exploits of the regent and legendary general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, exclusively designed by Hanzan. Book 1 begins with a suite of 10 full-page, 142 x 184 mm, 5-colors prints in charcoal, gray, black, white and pink, including 8 featuring detailed portraits of Hideyoshi and there are 75 full-sheet, 284 x 184 mm b/w prints, a number showing large-scale troop engagements, with depictions of sieges, troop dispositions, legendary martial encounters, musket fire, and a massive amphibious assault. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean, crisp and fresh except mikaeshi with 2 fore-edge tears, the first few sheets in Book 1 with bottom edge soiling, a few sheets in Books 8 & 9 with minor top corner creasing,. The 10 books are entirely without worming. Many of the woodblock prints are fine impressions: a few exhibit light block wear. Covers: clean, the inkless woodblock prints sharp with fine detail, some wrappers with pale spots, wrappers of volume 1 significantly bowed, other volumes slightly bowed. Bindings: excellent. Title Slips: slight soiling: a few at borders with 1 or 2 small edge chips. SIZE: As issued: Covers: 22.2 x 15.3 cm (8.74 x 6.02 inches). Pages within a single ruled border are 142 x 184 mm or 5.59 x 7.24 inches (size of the color prints). Full sheet prints, (2 facing pages within borders), are 284 x 184 mm or 11.18 x 7.24 inches. FORMAT: Publisher's turquoise wrappers, all decorated with the identical embossed design of repeating flowers and arabesque stems, sewn with violet cord in 4-stab-holes fukuro-toji bindings, corners capped with matching violet kadogire (protective caps). Title Slips (Daisen): Publisher's 29 x 163 mm buff paper slips, printed in black with black borders, mounted on the upper wrapper of each book, its number at the foot of each slip. PAGINATION: Volume 7: 10 books: confirmed complete, 648 pages with 324 sheets, 314 numbered, with yellow mikaeshi (title page) with decorative borders, printed in black with 3 columns (title in central column), introductions to each book in 6 columns decorated with an identical repeating decorative fruit & floral border design, these texts totaling 11 pages, the introduction in Book 4 the only one on numbered sheets, all books stamped with 3 seals in red on rearmost page, afterword on final page in Book 10, illustrated with 85 prints, a suite of 10 full-page color prints in charcoal, gray, black, white and pink following after the mikaeshi in volume 1, (opening with a beautiful, decorative landscape print with repeating botanical elements anchored with lions at the corners and a bird in flight above, (done in a geometric style), followed by 8 prints featuring Hideyoshi, the suite of color prints, ending with a moonlit portrait of a woman), and 75 full-sheet b/w prints, quite a few with portraits of Hideyoshi in situ and many showing armed forays, massed battles, including an amphibious assault, one with use of firearms, one showing the disposition of forces before battle, several showing the enormous human cost of war including the wholesale destruction of villages and the taking of heads as trophies. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 1 copy for the 7 volumes published in 1857 (at Library of Congress). HANZAN: lived and worked in Osaka, specializing in surimono prints, but he was also a distinguished book illustrator [Mitchell, and Brown]. TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI (1536-1598): Oda Nobunaga's most famous general, unified Japan in 1582, ushering in the Momoyama period and became regent (kampaku). Hideyoshi was not born into a noble family or even born samurai and he became a living legend in Japan for his achievements. He set out to conquer China, by first invading Korea, but was repulsed with heavy losses. Hideyoshi had a hand in most of the major events bridging the Sengoku and Edo periods. The character, Nakamura in James Clavell's novel, "Shogun" is based upon him. After Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun and initiated the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600-1868) that ruled from Tokyo, he left in place many of Hideyoshi's decrees, including the establishment of a census, the eradication of slavery, and the disarming of all peasants. PRINTING: The set was such a giant publishing endeavor that Kornicki records there were 42 contributing publishers. The initial production (1857-1860) was 70 books in 10 volumes and it was then expanded. REFERENCE: Waseda University catalog. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        MADAME BOVARY Moeurs de Province

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. 2 volumes. First edition, the first state with the dedication leaf reading 'Senart' rather than 'Senard.' 12mo, in a handsome signed binding by Creuzevault of full crushed blue morocco, lettered in gilt on the spines, original wrappers retained and bound in. The binding is noticeably unadorned, probably intentionally so as to not draw attention to the controversial title within. [8], [5]-232;[ 4],[233]-490 pp. FIRST EDITION AND FIRST STATE of Flaubert's first published work, considered his masterpiece and a masterpiece of 19th century literature. It is a seminal work of Realism and one of the most influential novels ever written. But, When it was first serialized in 'La Revue de Paris' between October and December of 1856, the novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors. The resulting trial, held in January 1857, made the story notorious. After Flaubert's acquittal in February it was published in book form and became a bestseller, but not one without controversy. In style, the book makes a striking impression. The precision and brevity of detail is unexcelled, and the novel has often been described as a "perfect" work of fiction. It is among the most imitated novels ever written, critic James Woods once said, "...[its] influence is almost too familiar to be visible". Henry James once wrote, "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment.

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        Original Ink Wash Drawing of Mr. Nick Goodwin

      n.d.. Original Illustrations. Near Fine. Original Illustrations. An original ink wash drawing by Beerbohm of Mr. Nick Goodwin. Inscribed with name of subject and signed by Max. Not dated, but from the early 1900s. Nathaniel Goodwin (1857-1919) was a leading American actor and vaudevillian, also known for his colorful personal life. (He was married five times and was engaged again at the time of his sudden death from apoplexy.) He was the subject of Beerbohm';s radio broadcast, "Nat Goodwin - and Another," published in the Radio Times, accompanied by a reproduction of this caricature. The drawing shows an unsmiling profile of Goodwin in white tie, smoking a cigar. Done in black and white wash on dark cream colored paper. In near fine condition, in a gold frame with white matte. This came from the collection of Douglas Cleverdon, who produced Max';s broadcasts. Drawing measures 7 x 10.5 inches. In the frame it is 13 x 17.5 inches. Near Fine. ORIG/092111.

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        A REPORT AND TREATISE ON SLAVERY AND THE SLAVERY AGITATION. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TEXAS. DECEMBER, 1857

      Austin: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857.. 81,[1],vi pp. Original printed green wrappers. Wrappers worn along edges and with a few small tears; worn along spine. A few scattered light fox marks. Overall, very good. A scarce antebellum Texas report on slavery and the slave trade, including a very early bibliography of printed works on slavery. John Henry Brown was chairman of the committee that produced this report, which urges Congress to abolish all laws hindering the slave trade, with lengthy reasons why it is in Texas' interest to do so. Several arguments are given in favor of the legality and practicality of slavery and the slave trade. Of great interest is a six-page "List of Works on Slavery," which was "compiled by a Southern Editor." This is a very early bibliography of American works on the subject, covering both nonfiction and fiction, and with informed annotations. Almost all the works listed carry a strong pro-South, pro-slavery viewpoint. The last copy of this Texas report that we can find offered for sale was from the Eberstadts in the 1960s. A scarce work on Texan views toward slavery in the years immediately before the Civil War. WINKLER 958. EBERSTADT 165:70.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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