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        Little Dorrit.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Contp. half calf. Frontisp. & titlepage foxed, plates marginally foxed. Lacking errata slip.. Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2"

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        White Lies

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

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        ROMPIMIENTO DEL ISTMO DE SUEZ

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

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        The Philosophy of History (Proof Copy)

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

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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

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

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de L'AMÉRIQUE DU SUD

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

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        The Diamond Atlas. The Eastern & The Western Hemisphere. 2 volumes.

      Gaston, New York 1857 - A very good copy in the original charming binding. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Diamond Atlas

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

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        New York City Map

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

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        WELLS' NEW RAIL ROAD AND TOWNSHIP MAP OF MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS FROM THE LATEST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS

      New York: J.G. Wells, 11 Beekman Street, 1857.. Folding pocket map, 24 x 30 inches; folded to 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary color. In original green cloth folder, stamped in gilt. Light wear to folder. Separation at some folds. Very lightly toned, a few small stains to top left corner. Very good. A rare and handsome map of Missouri the eastern edge of Kansas, with each county highlighted in color. This map does not appear in Modelski's railroad bibliographies, or other standard sources. In the late 1850s, railroads became increasingly important to the Great Plains region and the West. Most of the rail lines shown on this map emanate from St. Louis - the "Gateway to the West" - connecting her to Jefferson City and other smaller cities, with the future route of the line delineated. Several proposed lines are indicated, such as one from Jefferson City to Kansas City, and another from Keosauqua, Iowa, to Kansas City. Tooley lists cartographer J.G. Wells (1821-1880) but notes only one map (Ohio) by him. The front pastedown bears an advertisement for Wells' latest publications, including eighteen maps and fourteen books, for a total of almost forty items. Wells' cartographic output was short-lived but vigorous, and all his maps are very rare. This map is not located in OCLC, though an 1858 edition does appear in one copy, at the University of Virginia.

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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.

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        Sveriges historia under Gustaf II Adolphs regering.

      1-6. Stockholm, Joh. Beckman, 1857-72. 8:o. (6),+ 490; (8),+ 576; (14),+ 615,+ (1); (16),+ 708,+ (2); (6),+ 443,+ (2); (6),+ 368,+ III; (8),+ 412,+ XII,+ (6),+ 509,+ VIII,+ (2) s.+ 5 utvikbara tabeller. Ren inlaga. Åtta uniforma samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. De fyra första något blekta. "Westerwiks läroverk" i bläck på pärmarnas insida. Första volymen med pappersetikett på ryggen. Bilagt: (CRONHOLM, Abr.). Svar på en uti Svensk tidskrift, (1875, första häftet), införd kritik öfver "Det senaste arbetet om Gustaf II Adolf". Stockholm, 1875. 8:o. 15,+ (1) s. Häftad. Sista sidan med reklam för arbetet. Detta stora arbete innehåller enligt Bring en stor mängd värdefulla fakta, men lider brist på kritik och reda i framställningen. Här komplett med de ofta saknade två sista delarna (V:1-2 samt VI:1-2), som utkom på eget samt på F. G. Bejers förlag nästan 10 år efter de förra

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        Mémoires du Duc de Raguse de 1792 à 1832 , Imprimés sur le manuscrit original de l'auteur, avec le portrait du Duc de Reichstadt, celui du Duc de Raguse, et quatre fac-simile de Charles X, du Duc d'Angoulème, de l'empereur Nicolas et du Duc de Raguse.

      Perrotin, Paris 1857 - in-8°, 9 volumes de plus de 400 pages chaque,cartes, portraits et fac-simile, reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titres dorés, bel exemplaire dans une reliure très décorative, quasiment sans rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saint Paul city directory for 1856-7.

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

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de la SUISSE

      Paris., 1857. PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES, LES ROUTES ET LES CHEMINS DE FER, LES VILLES INDUSTRIELLES, LES LIEUX REMARQUABLES PAR DES CURIOSITÉS NATURELLES. les principales mines exploitées et les établisemments d'eau minerale A new illustrated map of Switzerland presenting the physical and political divisions, the roads and railways, the industrial towns, remarkable places of natural curiosities. The major active mines and mineral water establishments. . Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition Size: 84 x 59.5 cm. An interesting view of Switzerland from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various Swiss cities and regions on both sides of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area as well as its architecture and landscape. These include Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich among others. The actual map has industrial centres, mines, major roads and railways, and places of interest marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, from which this map is taken.

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        DELLA CITTA' DI NAPOLI DAL TEMPO DELLA SUA FONDAZIONE SINO AL PRESENTE. MEMORIE STORICHE.

      In 8vo; pp.806, 68, 4n.nn. Tavola spieghevole a colori raffigurante la pianta della Città di Napoli. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso.

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        Statutes of the Province of Canada [and] Statutes of Canada

      1857. [Province of Canada]. [Canada]. Statutes of the Province of Canada. Toronto: Printed by Stewart Derbishire and George Desbarats [and other cities and publishers], 1857-58, 1861, 1862 (Pt. 1 , 25 Vict., only), 1863-67. [And] Statutes of Canada. Ottawa: Printed by Malcomb Cameron [and other cities and publishers], 1867, 1869-85, 1888-96, 1899, 1901-1905, 1907-38. 81 books in all. Octavo (9" x 6"). 1857-1896: Contemporary quarter calf over cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spines; 1899-1905: quarter sheep over cloth, printed paper title labels to spines; 1907-1938: contemporary quarter cloth over contrasting cloth boards, paper spine labels. Moderate to heavy shelfwear to 1857-1905 volumes, backstrips lacking from 12 volumes with several loose or detached boards, some shelfwear and moderate soiling to 1907-38 volumes, all internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. A nice set. * With indexes. The Province of Canada (or United Province of Canada) was a British colony that existed from 1841 to 1867. It was located on the east coast and region above the Great Lakes and its main cities were Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec and Ottawa. The Province was dissolved when it joined with the colonies of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to form the Dominion of Canada. The books in this set span the later years of the province and its transition into a unit of the dominion. No print copies on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:13-14.

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        Minnen från ett tre-årigt vistande i engelsk örlogstjänst 1857-1859:

      - Anteckningar. Med 27 plancher i stålstick och lithografiskt färgtryck samt 4 kartor. Tvenne delar i ett band. Adolf Bonnier. Tryckt på Hörbergska Boktryckeriet, Stockholm 1860. 8:o. (14),214;(2),215-468 sid. Senare brunt skinnband med fem upphöjda bind, helt guldsnitt. Rygg dekorerad med blindpressningar. Pärmar med blindpressade ramar. Inre denteller. (Nils Linde Göteborg). Ex libris (Falk Simon). 23 x 15,5 cm.[#29436]

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        SANSUI KARA-E SHINAN

      1857. Very Good. [EHON] Kumasaka TEKIZAN, artist. SANSUI KARA-E SHINAN Suharaya Mo^hei, et al., Ansei 4-5 [1857-8]. 2 volumes [Shohen, Ni-hen] Small format string- bound fukuro-toji binding in paper covers with a printed paper title label, 17.6 x 12 cm. Nanga-style color illustrations throughout. Mitchell refers to one volume in the BM. [Mitchell pp. 185, 460] Pleasant and gentle one page landscape studies. The condition is about very good, as are the colors and printing. Nanga works are by no means common and this is a particularly lovely example of the genre. 2 volumes.

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        Hand colored engraving after Herring: Racing, Plate 3: "The Run In", No. 9 of Fores' National Sports Series

      London: Messers. Fores, 1857 - J. Harris engraved a number of prints after Herring; Siltzer does not mention his collaborators on this one. Siltzer records the print as "Published Sept. 1, 1856" but "The Run In" is dated May 19, 1857. With the characteristic finish, detail, and hand-coloring of original or very early state of this magnificent production 24-1/2 x 44-3/4 inches plus margins. "The Run In", dated 1857, engraved by Harris & Quentery after Herring. Attractively framed and glazed to 30-1/2 x 49 inches overall. Fine condition. Siltzer, p. 152; Lane, British Racing Prints, p. 127

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        Ocean Gardens: The history of the Marine Aquarium and best methods adopted for its establishment and preservation

      SAMPSON LOW, LONDON 1857 - Contains 11 color illustrations. General shelf wear, cover is well rubbed, text block is cracked, binding poor, pages are loose but present, unmarked text, clear pages, gold gilt lettering and design is visible on cover, title page has soil spot, somewhat tanned pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1857 EDITION: 111 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continen

      Subject: (Africa). London, John Murray, 1857, 8vo leg. originale percal. titolo in oro al dorso, pp. X-687 con inc. n.t. tav. rip. in antip. (Victoria Falls), ritr. di L. all'inizio e due carte rip. f.t. oltre a num. tavole f.t.

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        Itinerario generale degli Stati di S.M. Sarda in Terraferma.

      Subject: (Piemonte, Liguria, Val d'Aosta). Torino, Tip. Franco, 1857, in-4 br. originale, pp. XVI-507 + 1 foglio di errata, 40 carte f.t. (anche ripiegate) dei mandamenti e dei comuni delle provincie degli Stati Sardi di terraferma del regno di Piemonte e Sardegna. In fine, grande tavola piu' volte ripiegata di *****Spechio dimostrativo delle Strade Ferrate in esercizio, in costruzione e concesse nei Regii Stati con indicazione delle Stazioni e delle distanze fra le stesse. Le localita' citate sono : Acqui, Alba, Albenga, Albertvile, Alessandria, Annecy, Aosta, Asti, Biella, Bobbio, Boneville, Casale, Chambery, Chiavari, Cuneo, Domodossola, Genova, Ivrea, Mondovi', Mortara, Moutiers, Nizza, Novara, Novi, Oneglia, Pallanza, Pinerolo, Moriana, Saluzzo, San Remo, Savona, Levante, Susa, Chiablese (Thonon), Torino, Tortona, Valsesia (Varallo), Vercelli, Voghera. Tabelle delle distanze e tavola poliometrica dei mandamenti per ogni singola provincia. In fine, elenco dei comuni e poliometrica generale.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857 First edition, first printing. A near fine copy in contemporary marbled boards, covers very slightly bowed, front and rear panels slightly rubbed, spine with four raised bands, decorated with blind tooling and gilt, slight chipping to the spine, minor spotting on the end pages and throughout, overall a very attractive copy. Contains 40 full page sur blanc illustrations, including a frontispiece and vignette title page, by H.K. Browne. "Little Dorrit," originally a serial publication, is divided in to two books: "Book the First: Poverty" and "Book the Second: Riches." The story tells of Little Dorrit, who grew up in a prison, the main location in this novel, because of her father's inability to pay his debts. Smith I 12.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight.

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        The Practical Housekeeper: A Cyclopedia of Domestic Economy

      New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1857. hardcover. near fine. 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. 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

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean.

      London: John Murray, 1857 - Octavo. Original terracotta sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, small ink-splash to the upper board, minor snag to the upper joint, short split at the tail of the spine, hinges started, short split to the flap of the end-pocket, light toning, some foxing to the fore-edge, but overall a very good copy. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 7, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. "Missionary Travels covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east . perhaps the greatest of the African explorers. Livingstone's services to African geography. are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). Contemporary armorial bookplate of John Lupton to the front pastedown. Abbey Travel 347; Bradlow, "The Variants of the 1857 edition " in Lloyd ed. Livingstone 1873-1973; Howgego L39; Mendelssohn I, p.908; PMM 341. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

      North Bridge, Edinburgh.: Adam and Charles Black, 1857 Including His Great Metrical Romances Copyright Lyrical Pieces Miscellaneous Poems and Ballads. With a memoir of the Author. Illustrated by many engravings on steel and wood. Bound in full morocco by H Bowie of Edinburgh, with blind embossed patterns on both boards, rounded edges, minimal shelf wear. Spine with raised bands, decorative blind tooling, titles in gilt, edges brushed. Internally, marbled endpapers, all text block edges in gilt and goffered, ink name to fep (Reginald Bligh Wall), half title, tissue guarded B&W portrait frontis and the additional engraved title page with the vignette by Turner all present, titles to title page within single ruled border, [7], 8-746 pp, [2], 8 plates (including 1 folding) and 32 illustrations (many of which are full page). A reissue of the edition of 1853, and the Memoir of the author is P [7]-19, to base of spine, in gilt, "Author's Edition Illustrated". A lovely copy, nicely bound! (Allibone 1975. Lowndes 2226) Scott, poet and novelist. See ODNB.

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        Dragon Fountain, in the Gardens at Eaton Hall

      - London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from a small chip in the lower right corner of the frame. 12 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches. 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches. 22k gold-leaf frame. Frame size: 22 x 27 3/8 inches. A stunning night view of the gardens at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, from the "The Gardens of England." Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Designed under the guidance of the Duke of Westminster, the picturesque garden of Eaton Hall, with its geometric parteres, medieval statues of knights and maidens, and Gothic arches, combined elements of the English formal garden with features of the medieval garden, the latter of which complemented the neo-Gothic castle in which the Duke resided. His gardens are pictured here in a dusky light that imbues the scene with an aura of romanticism and theatricality. The dramatic reflection of the moon's brilliant light in the waters of the dragon fountain, emphasizes the fountain's importance as the dominant visual centerpiece of the garden. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 2, p. 842.

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        The Practical Housekeeper: A Cyclopedia of Domestic Economy

      Stringer & Townsend New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1857. hardcover. near fine. 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. 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

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        New York City

      New York: 1857. Folding map, full period hand-colouring. Street indexes along the left side and in the lower right corner. Advertisement for a men's clothing store in the upper right corner. (Flattened, separations at folds repaired). Decorative and colorful map of Manhattan, depicting the city as far north as 131st Street, with an early depiction of Central Park. This colorful map by Phelps appeared in several guides to New York, including his own Stranger's and Citizens Guide of 1857. The map depicts the city divided into wards and fire districts, with an early layout of Central Park. Parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey are shown, and the numerous ferry lines crossing the rivers are identified. This copy a rare variant, with an advertisement for a men's clothing store in the upper right corner, in place of the word "Map" found on the other issue. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 535; Haskell, Manhattan Maps 1044 and 1045.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1857 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with "B2" printed on the bottom of page 371. A beautiful copy that includes 40 illustrations and a vignette title by H.K. Browne. This copy is bound in the brown leather with marbled boards. The binding is tight with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. Includes an acetate cover to protect the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE DORRIT. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1857.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". 1st book edition. 2 volumes. In Volume I, Preface bound-in after List of Plates [normally precedes].. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. Minor extremity wear. A. handsome VG - VG+ set.. 39 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). The copy extra-illustrated with 86 additional plates [Vol I: 53; Vol II: 33], primarily from later editions with images by F. O. C. Darley, Frederick Barnard, et al. Additionally, at the rear of Vol II are bound-in 15 [of 19] front wrappers from the parts issue.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1857.

      Chas W. Baker, New York 1857 - The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "A View of City Hall, Park Theatre, Broadway & Chatham St. 1822", Equestrian statue of George Washington in Union Square, Remains of Fort Washington, "The old store House at Turtle Bay, 1852", Kings College, Old Reynold's Beer House, the residence of Peter Stuyvesant, and the Dining Room at Fraunce's Tavern. Maps include "Plan of the City of New-York and its environs" by John Hills, 1782, "Plan of the City of New York from the Original Copy published 1789" and "Map of the Original Grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam.1857". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 581 pp. with 3 fold out maps and 33 diagrams and lithographed views. Cloth binding with official city seal in gold. 12mo. Stamp inside from New York Public Library (1896). Maps, illustrations and text in excellent condition. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1855. First edition, extraordinarily rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dragon Fountain, in the Gardens at Eaton Hall

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from a small chip in the lower right corner of the frame. 12 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches. 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches. 22k gold-leaf frame. Frame size: 22 x 27 3/8 inches. A stunning night view of the gardens at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, from the "The Gardens of England." Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Designed under the guidance of the Duke of Westminster, the picturesque garden of Eaton Hall, with its geometric parteres, medieval statues of knights and maidens, and Gothic arches, combined elements of the English formal garden with features of the medieval garden, the latter of which complemented the neo-Gothic castle in which the Duke resided. His gardens are pictured here in a dusky light that imbues the scene with an aura of romanticism and theatricality. The dramatic reflection of the moon's brilliant light in the waters of the dragon fountain, emphasizes the fountain's importance as the dominant visual centerpiece of the garden. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 2, p. 842.

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        Ingenious La Amistad. Propiedad del Sor Dn. Joaquin de Ayestaran.

      Laplante y Marquier, Havana, 1857. Coloured lithograph with full margins with embossed publisher's stamp below title. Fine. 14 x 11" From 'Los Ingemos de Cuba.'

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        Climatology of the United States

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1st edn, excellent condition, many f/o climate maps, first book of this kind published in America, thick 4to, 534pps + index, inscribed by railroad investor and financier Jay Cooke to J. Gregory Smith (his bookplate on pastedown), president of the Vermont Central Railroad after father died in 1858, soon to extend firm into Canada, later president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company (1866) in which this book may have been a contributing factor in his plans..

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        Fresken-Cyklus des Schlosses Runkelstein bei Bozen. Herausgeber: Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck

      Innsbruck, Wagner 1857. 36 x 52 cm. (22) Seiten mit lithographiertem Titel (mit getönter lithographierter Vignette), 1 lithographierten Plan und 21 lithographierten Tafeln (7 farbig, 14 getönt) von Ignaz Seelos (Selos). Festeinband, Halbleineneinband der Zeit - ADB 45, 318 - Thieme / Becker 30, 433 (Seelos) - Beschreibung der berühmten Wandmalereien aus dem 14. Jahrhundert mit Darstellungen überwiegend aus "Tristan und Isolde". Einband geringfügig berieben, durchgängig Feuchtigkeitsrand, stellenweise stockfleckig -

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        Married or Single? / by the Author of "Hope Leslie, " "Redwood" ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : Harper, 1857. 1st Edition. Subject: English literature - Fiction - Miscellaneous. Referenced by: Wright, L. H. Amer. Fiction, 1851-1875, 2177. Sabin 78790. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately-blind-tooled pebbled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spines laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        CATEDRAL DE SEVILLA. PUERTA DEL PERDON.

      - 1857. FOTOGRAFÍA: (SEVILLA). 26,7 x 20,5 cm. Papel Salado. Firma en el negativo J. Pedrosa X 1857. Pequeñas faltas periféricas. Buena conservación.

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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.

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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]

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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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