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        The Harbor of Wood's Hole Massachusetts

      New York 1857 - Size : 321x444 (mm), 12.625x17.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, the upper fold has been reinforced

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        Storia Dell'architettura in Italia Dal Secolo IV Al XVIII.

      Modena, Regio Ducal Camera 1857/1860 3 volumi In-8, pp. 630 (2), 681, (3); 823, (1), bella legatura recente in mezza pelle con filetti e titolo in oro. Conservata la copertina orginale. Rara edizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Baduel]
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        La Sainte-Chapelle de Paris après les restaurations. Commencées par M. Duban, terminées par M. Lassus. Ouvrage exécuté sous la direction de M. V. Calliat.,

      Paris, Bance 1857. - 2°. 6 Bll., 77 Taf. auf 48 Bll. in Stahlstich (die letzten 6 Bll. in Chromolithogr.). HLn. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Rü. retaur., Vors. erneuert. Stellenw. leicht stockfleckig. pp. Guilhermy, Ferdinand de (1809-1878) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The works of Shakespeare / edited by Howard Staunton ; the illustrations by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel

      London : George Routledge and Sons [1857-60], 1860. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 3 v. : frontis., plates., illus. ; 25 cm. Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Collected works -- Illustrations -- Engravings. Notes: "... the present work was begun in Nov. 1857, and has been published in parts up to the first of May, 1860" --preface, xiv. Very good copies bound in contemproary leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather title labels to spines, with raised bands and compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands slightly dulled and rubbed, with some surface wear evident to spine covers. Sun fadig to spines. Slight wear to panel edges, with surface wear also evident. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Some light, scattered foxing to prelims and terminal leaves. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION, Publisher's original cloth; the second binding (i.e two volumes bound as one), following the two volume purple cloth. This copy including both catalogues bound at rear; the 8-page adverts for the Uniform Edition, plus the publisher's 16-page April 1859. Scarce. Binding blocked in gilt to spine, tooled in blind to upper, yellow coated endpapers, bookseller ticket to rear. Showing only light wear, with a little fraying to cloth at tips, discreet owner name to flyleaf. A near fine copy, housed in a collector's leather-spined clamshell box. Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but her last to be 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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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION, Publisher's original cloth; the second binding (i.e two volumes bound as one), following the two volume purple cloth. This copy including both catalogues bound at rear; the 8-page adverts for the Uniform Edition, plus the publisher's 16-page April 1859. Scarce. Binding blocked in gilt to spine, tooled in blind to upper, yellow coated endpapers, bookseller ticket to rear. Showing only light wear, with a little fraying to cloth at tips, discreet owner name to flyleaf. A near fine copy, housed in a collector's leather-spined clamshell box. Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but her last to be 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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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA ; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa.

      London. John Murray 1857 - Classic First Edition. Most attractive copy. Complete with folding black & white Frontis., plates & folding Maps (large one in end pocket) vi + 711pps. + 8pps. (Some mild foxing) Thick Demy 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered gilt (small spine nick otherwise a truly striking example !) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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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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        Map of America.

      James Wyld, London 1857 - Beautiful double page map of the Western Hemisphere and the South Pacific. Details major cities, waterways and topographical features. In excellent condition with light toning and expert repair to centerfold. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20 5/8" x 23 3/8".

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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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        HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE HISTORY, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Gambo & Co. [vols. 1, 3, 4] or J.B. Lippincott & Co. [vols. 2, 5, 6], 1851-1857. - Six volumes. Half titles. Steel-engraved additional titles in volumes I-V; steel-engraved portrait of Schoolcraft in front of volume VI; folding letterpress table; 329 engraved or lithographed plates, plans, and maps after Seth Eastman and others (including the "Map of Kansas River," plate 43, p.159, vol. I, not found in later issues), some tinted, handcolored, or chromolithographed. Volume II extra-illustrated with four engravings of Joseph Brant, ten engravings or woodcuts of places and individuals connected with the Mohawks, two photographs and four manuscript letters. Quarto. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. Provenance: Dennis R. Alward (1830-1892, recipient of the manuscript letters bound in). A fine set of the first edition of Henry Schoolcraft's masterpiece. This work is the most extensive work on American Indians published in the 19th century, containing "a vast mass of really valuable information" (Field), and a cornerstone of any collection of ethnological studies on America. This copy extra- illustrated with original manuscript material as well as photographs and engravings related to the Indians of Brantford, Ontario. The first edition of one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a foundation stone of ethnological studies in America, and by far the most extensive single work on the American Indian issued in the 19th century. Schoolcraft, the general editor, was commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years, and in an unparalleled position to assemble the data presented herein. Field, while criticizing the general layout of the work, says it contains "a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations and theories of their origin, are all related and blended.a very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work." In fact, the volumes contain some 336 illustrations, many of them steel engravings after artist Seth Eastman, most of which do not appear elsewhere. "No two people will probably agree which plates, among several hundred, are to be regarded as colored because the use of tinting is very skillful and most varied. The editor feels that only about 70, more than half in the first volume, are truly colored plates but he freely admits that the effect of coloring (as distinct from specific color) is very general throughout, though the black and white illustrations probably outnumber the others. It is said that the comparatively numerous colored plates of the first volume are all to be found, in colored state, in only a few copies" - Bennett. The copy in hand would appear to be one of the few coloured copies. Only fourteen illustrations in the first volume of this set have no color or tint. There are many plates (and some maps in the second through sixth volumes) which have been handsomely and expertly colored (often by hand, some partially so) throughout the set, but most frequently in the first volume. This set has been extra-illustrated in the second volume by Dennis R. Alward, the recipient of three of the tipped in letters. The two photographs show monuments of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and are mounted on cards from the Park & Co. studio in Brantford, Ontario. The engravings show related persons (including a portrait of Red Jacket) and places. The letters include a lengthy letter from William C. Bryant, discussing Eva Johnson, daughter of Mohawk Chief George Johnson, as well as the Mohawk Indian Loft sisters (Sa-sa-na and You-we-ga), the elder of whom was tragically killed by a runaway freight train in 1852. Also

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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]

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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]

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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.

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        Quand j'étais étudiant.

      Michel Lévy 1857 - - Michel Lévy, Paris _1857, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Deuxième édition parue un an après l'édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons noirs agrémentés de fleurons dorés, légères éraflures sans aucune gravité sur un mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à madame Dufay. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A Pilgrimage Into Dauphine; Comprising A Visit To The Monastery of The Grande Chartreuse; With Anecdotes, Incidents and Sketches From Twenty Departments of France

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1857 - Two Volumes. Hardcover, bound in light brown cloth. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Blind stamped decoration to front and back boards. Vol I: xviii, 14 chapters, 320pp, followed by 24 pages of advertisements. Frontispiece plate of ¿Verdun¿ and eight text cuts throughout. Some light pencil notes have been made on p.300 and small pencil marks on front paste down. Slight chipping to head and tail of spine with light wear to extremities, with minor bumping to corners. Vol II: ix, 11 chapters, 320pp, followed by 14pp of publishers other works. Frontispiece plate of ¿la Grande Chartreuse, Monastery¿ with protective tissue still intact. Six text cuts throughout. Light chipping to head and tail of spine and bumping to corners. Pencil mark to front paste down. Bindings of both volumes still very good. Overall in very good condition, a nice, bright copy of this rare set. George Musgrave (1798-1883), divine and topographer, born in the parish of St. Marylebone, London. He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford with a B.A. and M.A in classics in 1822, he was also ordained deacon 1822, and priest 1823. During his retirement from 1854 he travelled frequently to France and lectured at local institutes on his tours and antiquarian studies. He published seven books narrating his leisurely experiences in France including; A Pilgrimage into Dauphine, 1857. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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