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        The Virginians

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857. The Virginians by W.M. Thackeray. In original 24 parts, Nos. 1-24, issued monthly, November, 1857 to October, 1859, collates as 2 volumes. Publisher: Bradbury and Evens, London. First edition, early issue with actresses instead of ancestresses on page 207, line 33; and the errors in Part XII, with chapters XLVII-XLVIII, mislabeled XLVIII-XLIX. 32 pages each (plus several ads in front and back). Illustrated with 48 etched plates, plus several woodcut vignettes within the text, all after drawings by Thackeray. 8vo. Pictorial yellow paper wrappers stamped in black, housed together in a custom cloth box. Front and back wrappers intact and in excellent condition. For the spines: some chipping to the paper to many of the spines many complete and as such an above average set of spines. Wonderful set. Inventory #10-339.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century, Parts 1-24, complete

      London: Bradbury and Evans. November 1857-September 1859. Hardcover. Very Good. The complete 24 parts of Thackeray's serialized publication 'The Virginians', illustrated by the author himself. Very good in original yellow wrappers, contained in green cloth chemises, and housed in green full grain morocco slipcases. Slipcases in very good condition with sunning to the spines, but leather still fresh. The original issue in 24 monthly parts, the first of which appeared in November 1857, and last in September, 1859. The print-run of 20,000 for the first number proved to be too optimistic, and was progressively reduced to 13,000 by issue 17. Thackeray was originally to have been paid £300 per number, but the disappointing sales resulted in this being reduced to £250.

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        Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative

      Edinburgh - William P. Nimmo, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative by John Mackay Wilson and others; revised by Alexander Leighton, one of the original editors and contributors. Twenty-four volumes bound in twelve, complete. With both contents pages for each volume bound to front. With an engraved portrait of John Mackay Wilson to frontispiece to volume one and an engraved portrait of Alexander Leighton to frontispiece to volume twelve. Tales of the Borders was originally published in weekly numbers and written by Wilson until his death. Afterwards continued by other hands. These contributors included: Alexander Bethune, John Bethune, Alexander Campbell, Matthew Forster Conolly, Professor Thomas Gillespie, William Hethrington, John Howell, Alexander Leighton, Walter Logan, James Maidment, Theodore Martin, Patrick Maxwell, Hugh Miller, David M. Moir, Alexander Peterkin, Oliver Richardson, John Francis Smith, andR. G. Thomson. With a preface to front of volume one dated, 1857 and with a with a Glossaryand General Index for all the volumes to rear of volume twelve. John Mackay Wilson (1804 - 1835) was a Scottish writer famous for the six volume Tales of The Borders. With 'Little Chiltern Reading and Literary Society' bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Fifteen hinges strained, one slightly strained and three tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in placeswith the odd page loosening or detached and front free endpaper absent to volumes two and six. Bright but with handling marks and spottingand marks to endpapers and the occasional closed tear to gutter of front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        SPEECH OF THE HON. ABRAM [sic] LINCOLN, IN REPLY TO JUDGE DOUGLAS [caption title]

      [Springfield, Il. June 26, 1857].. 7pp. printed in double-column format. Quarto. Single sheet folded twice, uncut. A fine copy, with the bookplate of James Copley on the blank p.8. In a blue half morocco and cloth case. This speech, delivered on June 26, 1857 in Springfield, Illinois, was a defining moment in Lincoln's political career, propelling him toward his famous run for the Senate against Stephen A. Douglas the following year. It came in direct response to a speech Douglas gave two weeks earlier on Kansas and slavery, the Dred Scott decision, and Utah. In it Lincoln replies to the same burning issues. A sympathetic journalist who was present wrote: "There was no rant - no fustian - no bombast, but there was something in it of more force and power than these; the heart-felt...clothed in the eternal maxims of the purest reasons." Historians since have seen the speech as the real beginning of the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the campaign of 1858. Gerald M. Capers observed that those speeches were "...but forensic repetitions of the points they had already made...." David Herbert Donald calls Lincoln's address "powerful," and says that his reaction to the Dred Scott decision marked a significant turning point in his views on constitutional issues: "never again did he give deference to the ruling of the Supreme Court." Lincoln attacked the Dred Scott decision on two bases. First, he claimed it was based on a misunderstanding of historical principles and the intentions of the Founders, asserting that the heavily Southern Supreme Court had bent the meaning of the Constitution to suit their prejudices. He noted that the Court had reversed itself on previous decisions and suggested so ill-founded an argument could not stand. Second, he argued that a decision that went so manifestly against the will of the people could not stand. Taking the opportunity to clarify his position on slavery, Lincoln rails against Douglas' claim that those who argue blacks are covered by the Constitution "do so only because they want to vote, eat, and sleep, and marry with negroes!" Chief Justice Taney had argued in Dred Scott that those imported to be slaves, whether free or not, were not among those envisioned as "equal" in the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln refuted this, but in a qualified form which well demonstrates the evolution of his thought to this point: "I protest against the counterfeit logic which concludes that, because I do not want a black woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. I need not have her for either. In some respects, she certainly is not my equal; but in her natural right to eat the bread she earns with her own hands, she is my equal, and the equal of all others." Lincoln also discusses Douglas' opinions on the Kansas question and the "Mormon War" in Utah. On the matter of Utah, he exposes Douglas' favored revocation of territorial status as a ruse to attach the region to a territory where the slavery question is settled by its inhabitants. On Kansas, he continues to attack Douglas' popular sovereignty principle, arguing that the spread of slavery westward would undermine all of the previous compromises which had held the Union together. Given almost a year before his famous "A House Divided" speech, this marked a dramatic step forward in Lincoln's quest for the Republican Senate nomination. His considerable stage presence and coruscating oratory helped make the speech a tremendous success. The ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL advertised copies of the speech for sale, while at least two papers (the ILLINOIS STATE CHRONICLE and the CLINTON CENTRAL TRANSCRIPT) printed the text in full. This is the first issue of this separate printing, with Lincoln's first name misspelled; Monaghan records a similar later printing, with Lincoln's name spelled correctly in the title. This pamphlet is extremely rare in the market. The only one we know of to sell in the last twenty years is the copy the Eberstadts offered in 1964, which we later sold to a private collector. There are copies at Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown (the John Hay copy), Cornell, Clements, New York State Library, Indiana University, Illinois Historical, Newberry, and the Huntington. None of these seem to have been acquired later than 1974. This is the James Copley copy, with his bookplate. The last copy to appear at auction was at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1967. A seminal document in Lincoln's political career. EBERSTADT 165:356. BYRD 2715. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (http://www.hti.umich.edu/l/lincoln). MONAGHAN 9. OCLC 4397573. MIDLAND NOTES 101:352. David Herbert Donald, LINCOLN (New York, 1995), pp.199-202.

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        To Be or Not to Be?

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1857. A Novel. Octavo. Original purple cloth, boards blocked in blind, titles and decoration to spine gilt, yellow-coated endpapers. Binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. One gathering loosening but stitching intact, joints very lightly rubbed, spine just a touch faded. A very nice copy and scarce in this condition. First edition in English (the Danish version had been published in Copenhagen earlier that year). With the author's signed presentation inscription in Danish on the front free endpaper. A rectangular piece containing the surname of the presentee has been neatly excised from the front free endpaper. A scarce title in any condition and very uncommon indeed with an authorial presentation inscription.

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        The Elements of Drawing; in Three Letters to Beginners. With Illustrations, drawn by the Author. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE

      Smith, Elder, 1857. 8vo., First Edition, with 48 illustrations (3 full-page) in the text; original decorative cloth, elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers mildly age-soiled, back a little faded (but all gilt entirely legible), backstrip lightly frayed at head and tail, else a very good, clean, tight copy now housed in a very handsome custom-made green full Chieftan morocco solander case with gilt back and marbled boards. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN.Complete with 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857) bound in at end and the nineteenth century binder's ticket of Westley of London on rear paste-down.First edition of Ruskin's drawing lessons for children. Intended for those without recourse to a drawing-master, it provides a series of eminently practical exercises supported by illustrations.Ruskin was always greatly interested in the teaching of art. Perhaps his most famous pupil was Alice Liddell (Carroll's 'Alice') to whom he taught drawing and painting, as a result of which he appears in 'Alice in Wonderland' as the 'Drawing Master', an 'old Conger Eel' who attended 'once a week' and 'taught us Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils'.Ruskin's lifelong love of the English Lakes began when he sat by Coniston at the age of eighteen, but it was not until his early fifties that he finally purchased Brantwood, one of the most splendid houses in the Lake District. Although he had not seen the interior he reasoned that any house opposite Coniston 'must be beautiful' and in 1871 secured the freehold from William Linton for the sum of £1,500. He moved in a year later, and the house became not merely a blissfully happy home but a renowned centre of artistic and literary endeavour for Ruskin and his circle. Brantwood remains today a place of pilgrimage for admirers and scholars of one of the greatest Victorian polymaths. . Catalogs: fine art: graphics.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Monuments anciens et modernes, collection formant une histoire de l'architecture des differents peuples a toutes les epoques. (Volumes 1-3)

      Paris: Firmin Didot freres, fils et Cie,, 1857. the first three volumes only, 1. Temps anciens., 2-3. Moyen age. (lacks 4. Periode moderne.); folio (leaves 31.5 cm. tall), unpaginated but very substantial and with numerous plates; library markings, the first two volumes in later quarter leather but the first needs at least rebacking and the second has covers almost detached, the third volume in later cloth that is sound but worn at extremities, age staining and age speckling but mostly in margins, good only. Photos available upon request.

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        Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet

      London,: Longman, 1857-, 1858.. Three volumes, octavo; a fine set in the original blue cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. The first English edition, not often found complete with the third volume which was published a year after the first two. Huc, a French missionary based at Si-Wang, was charged with examining the nature and extent of the Apostolic Vicariat established by the Pope in 1844. Here he provides a very detailed picture of life in even the remotest parts of China and Tibet based on his extensive travels and, with appropriate zeal, sets out the history of the spread of Christianity in China from the apostleship of St. Thomas to the mid-nineteenth century.

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        The Roman Wall,

      London: Printed for Private Distribution [by Standidge,], 1857-64. and Illustrations of the Principal Vestiges of Roman Occupation in the North of England. Consisting of Plans of the Military Works, the Stations, Camps, Ancient Ways, and other Remains of the Earlier Periods, in the Northern Counties. [bound together with;] The Watling Street. From the Original Surveys made by direction of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland … [together with;] Eastern Branch of the Watling Street, in the County of Northumberland, from Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick-upon-Tweed … 2 volumes, folio (550 × 400 mm). Green pebble-grain half morocco, matching cloth sides, title gilt to spine and to upper board of the first part, to the spine only on the second, gilt rules at spine and corner edges, marbled endpapers. Title page and 5 double-sheet maps to each of the three items. A little rubbed, endpapers showing some foxing, light toning, but overall a very good set. First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of the first blank. In 1804 Henry MacLauchlan joined the Royal Corps of Military Surveyors and Draftsmen as a cadet, "He trained as a military surveyor, spending several years in Cork, but along with most other draughtsmen was placed on half pay when the corps disbanded in 1817. In 1823–4 MacLauchlan was employed by the Ordnance Survey in Gloucestershire, south Wales, and Bedfordshire" (ODNB) He continued to work for the OS until his retirement in 1844, when he "returned to Cornwall with the assessionable manors commission, surveying hill forts and linear earthworks … By 1848 MacLauchlan was conducting a similar survey of ancient remains in the North Riding of Yorkshire for the keen amateur archaeologist Algernon Percy, Lord Prudhoe, later fourth duke of Northumberland. On its successful completion and publication … the duke commissioned MacLauchlan to undertake further field surveys of Watling Street, Hadrian's Wall, the eastern branch of Watling Street, and other remains in Northumberland … MacLauchlan …recorded with precision details of many ancient monuments, some of which have since been destroyed. His work was accorded little recognition until the 1950s and 1960s, but later scholars working on Roman and prehistoric remains in the north of England freely acknowledge their debt to his draughtsmanship and accuracy." Henry Lawes Long, of Hampton Lodge in Surrey, was a keen antiquary and the author of two publications on the problem of Hannibal's route through the Alps - Hannibal's Passage of the Alps (1830) and The March of Hannibal to from the Rhone to the Alps (1831); a study of Roman remains in the south of England (1836), and A Survey of the Early Geography of Western Europe, as connected with the First Inhabitants of Britain, their Origin, Language, Religious Rites, and Edifices (1859).

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        Map of the Environs of London Reduced from the Ordnance Survey

      London, c. 1857. Map. Engraved folding map, 59 x 82 cms, dissected into 32 sheets and laid on linen as issued, folding into original green cloth covers, neatly rebacked. Ownership inscription dated 1861.

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        Farina: A Legend of Cologne

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1857. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of author's second novel. RARE INSCRIBED COPY: "F. Maxse/ from his friend/GM." George Meredith (1828-1909) was an important author and poet of the Victorian era. He was friends with many major figures of his time, including William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and J.M. Barrie. The book is inscribed to Frederick Augustus Maxse, his dearest friend, who was a hero of the Crimean War. Meredith's book, Beauchamp's Career, was based on the political career of Maxse. In his bibliography of Victorian fiction, Michael Sadleir described Farina as scarce, saying that "few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than [this and three others]." Bound in the original apple-green cloth, probably the primary binding. It has been professionally recased. Binding is rubbed and soiled but still very nice (According to Sadleir, the binding was both unusual and easily soiled.). Interior pages are clean and bright. Includes July 1857 publisher's catalog. Bookplate of H. Bradley Martin. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box with paper title and author label to spine. An exceptional association copy in the extremely scarce original cloth. 244 pages plus 16 page publisher catalog. LIT/120312.

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        The laws of contrast of colour : and their application to the arts of painting, decoration of buildings, mosaic work, tapestry and carpet weaving, calico printing, dress, paper staining, printing, illumination, landscape and flower gardening, &c

      London ; New York : G. Routledge & Co, 1857. 1st Edition. Physical description: xv, 237, [1] p : col. front., 3 plates (incl. diagrs.) ; 17 cm. Subjects: Colour -- Studies. "Translated from the French by John Spanton. Illustrated with designs" --title page. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Blind-tooled border and gilt title to front panel. Light waer and nicks to spine extremities, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        WASHINGTON IN DOMESTIC LIFE. FROM ORIGINAL LETTERS AND MANUSCRIPTS

      Philadelphia. 1857.. 85pp. extra-illustrated with four plates and four manuscript letters. Narrow quarto. Green morocco, elaborately gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Internally quite clean. Near fine. A collection of letters from Washington regarding mostly personal or domestic matters, addressed to his private secretary, Tobias Lear, during Washington's presidency, and later to a close friend. This copy is extra-illustrated with portraits of - and autograph letters signed by - the compiler, Richard Rush, and Tobias Lear. The two letters from Rush total three pages; the first concerns Rush's use of the name "John Dickinson" in signing some letters, while the second is a two-page presentation of condolences to Dolley Madison upon the death of her illustrious husband, President James Madison. Two letters written by Tobias Lear make this volume particularly desirable. The first manuscript letter is from Lear to Charles Cox, the U.S. Chargé d'Affairs in Tunis, and was written aboard the ship Allegheny after Lear was told that all Americans would have to leave Algiers; it contains his warning to all U.S. consuls in the Mediterranean as to the events taking place (dated July 25, 1812). The second letter, dated August 6, 1789, congratulates Revolutionary War general Benjamin Lincoln on his new appointment as collector for the Port of Boston and reiterates his gratitude for his own "flattering and desirable situation [as George Washington's secretary] which I owe to you." Tobias Lear was Washington's personal secretary from 1784 to 1799 and later served as President Thomas Jefferson's peace envoy in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars, during which time he was responsible for concluding a peace that ended the first Barbary War. In a beautiful morocco binding from the famous New York Club Bindery, in fine condition, with wonderful autograph letters from the principals involved. SABIN 74278.

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        The Illustrated London News. 1857 - (01 - 06). January 10 to June 20. ONE VOLUME

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume XXX.. 06- 1857.. Bound volume, January through June 1857 year of The Illustrated London News. Color plates, black and white illustrations, 652pp, 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, decorative gilt cloth covered boards and spine (hardbound). Cover extremities and spine rubbed with some faint soiling, two areas of cloth loss to spine. Interior tight with ink notation and decorative nameplate to front pastedown, large color folding illustration of Queen Victoria has some mended tears and foxing, soft creases to a few pages, scattered light foxing throughout. Overall good to very good condition with clean tight text block. VOLUME XXX FEATURES: Large folding color portrait of Queen Victoria, color plate of The Lord Chancellor (Cranworth), supplement "Victoria Cross the New Order of Valour" with decorative color border, extensive coverage of the Second Opium War, both in articles and illustrations, the war with China, and articles on Western Australia, the Great Eastern, and The Desert Route: Cairo to Gaza. Coverage of the War With China including: Text: Resumption of the Adjourned Debate: The War in China 224/227. Numerous Illustrated Articles including views of Hong Kong and Canton, Bombardment of Canton: two images each page, including city views 4/5, Bombardment of Canton: front page includes Plan of the City of Canton 31, The War With China: two images each page, including Chinese Soldiers 38/39, 74/75, 86, 134, 170/171, Chinese Pirate Boat at Canton: front page 79, Chinese Mandarin and Soldiers: front page 151, Sketches in China: two images including silk culture 179, Merchant Lorchas on the Canton River (front page) 231, Hong Kong: Central Portion of the Town of Victoria 239, Canton & Part of the Suburbs 250, Victoria, Hong Kong: Queen's Road West 262, Hong Kong, etc: four images 347, Singapore (city view) and Tombs at Ningpo (two images) 402, Two Images: Fleet of Chinese Pirates and View of Shanghai 283, Conflagration in Canton 250/251, Two Images: Chinese Modern Junk of War and Chinese Rebels 259, Destruction of Piratical Junks: two images 426, Chinese Tortures: three images 306, Gun Boats for China 359. Articles on Australia with Emphasis on Western Australia: Fremantle, Western Australia with Rottnest Island in distance (proposed new convict establishment) 147, York, in Western Australia (front page) 175, Western Australia: Bunbury and Aborigines: two images 178, Western Australia: Culam, in Upper Valley of Swan and Kangaroo Hunt Sketches in Australia: two images 71. Scenes in the Desert: (An illustrated narrative of the Desert Route: Cairo to Gaza) two or more images each page 58, 82, 115, 143, 155, 194. The Great Eastern Steam-ship Building on the Stocks (double page) 518-519, The Great Eastern Steam-Ship (double page) drawn by Weedon 582/3 and sectional diagram 590, Construction of the Great Eastern Steam-Ship (front page) 558. Map Showing the Toll-Gates and Principal Bars Within Six Miles of Charing-Cross 554/555. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Sketches of Irish Life: two images including The Irish Schoolmaster 66, En Route to China: two images: becalmed on the Red Sea 538, Skating in Hyde Park drawn by John Leech 146, Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable 242/243. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Singapore: short article with half page illustration 402; Sketches in Persia: two images each page, including Grand Mosque at Ispahan 20/21; Master Walter, The Physician: A Tale of Old London (An Attack on the Jewry) 96; French Occupation of Algeria 131; Screw Engines of the Great Eastern Steam-ship; The War in Persia; the United States Steam Corvette Niagara; New Reading Room: British Museum 430; Sketches in Borneo two half page illustrations including view of Bruni, the Capital of Borneo Proper 642. AN EXCEPTIONALLY INTERESTING ISSUE WITH ASIAN INTEREST. .

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        The Works. Include: The Life of Washington, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Alhambra, etc

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1857., 39. The Stuyvesant Edition. 20 volumes bound as 10; 8vo. Contemporary red half morocco with gilt titles and gilt box design to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. With engraved portrait and frontispieces. Waterstain to edges of 1 volume, hardly visible on pages. A sound, decorative set.

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        Fresken-Cyklus des Schlosses Runkelstein bei Bozen. Gezeichnet und lithographiert von Ignaz Seelos. Herausgegeben von dem Ferdinandeum Innsbruck

      (Innsbruck, 1857).. Mit lithograph. Titel mit getönter lithograph. Vign. (Ansicht), 1 lith. Ansicht, 1 Plan u. 20 teils getönten bzw. farb. lithograph. Taf. von Ignaz Selos. 12 Bll. Lose in bedrucktem Orig.-Umschlag, 36 x 52 cm. Wurzbach LX, 147. - Umschlag tls. mit Randeinrissen. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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

      New York: Chas W. Baker, 1857. First. hardcover. very good(+). 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. 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.

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        Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857,, 1857. First Edition, First Issue, with error on page 469, "Rigaud for Blandois" and other points called for by Smith. With 39 illustrations plus vignette title-page. Original olive green cloth, faded to spine panel and extremities, gilt titles, decorative blank tooling to spine and boards. Internally clean, ink ownership to front flyleaf. A few gatherings a trifle shaken. Foxing to prelims and plates although less significant than that seen in many first edition copies. Only one or two plates badly affected, others marginal. A handsome, solid copy in unrestored cloth.

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        Little Dorrit

      1857. first edition. A Complete Set of the Original PartsDICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: 1857 [i.e., December 1855-June 1857].First edition, in the original monthly parts: twenty numbers bound in nineteen; first issue, folllowing all points in Hatton & Cleaver. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 11/16 inches: 224 x 145 mm.). [ i-v]vi-vii[viii-ix]x-xii[xiii] xiv, [1]2-625[626]. Forty inserted plates by "Phiz."Collates complete with all wrappers correct, all "Advertisers," all back ads, and all slips with the following exceptions: Lacks Dorrit Advertiser at front of part II; Part V lacks Dorrit Advertiser at front + slip "Re-Issue of Cassells Popular Educator"; Part Xlll lacks Dorrit Advertiser at front + slip after the plates "New Serial Work"; Part XlV lacks first leaf of Dorrit Advertiser and Part XVlll lacks 2 pp advertisements at end "English Cyclopaedia/Knight's Cyclopaedia".First state text in XV with "Rigaud" for "Blandois." Original blue printed wrappers. Expert restoration to tips of a few backstrips, a few plates with varying degrees of foxing or toning. But still an excellent set. Housed in a red cloth clamshell case."Originally issued in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts [December 1855 - June 1857], price one shilling per number, except the last two (19 and 20) which formed a double-number, priced at two shillings. Blue paper wrappers were again employed; the design for the front wrapper beig executed by Hblot K. Browne, who also etched the forty plates. Circulation figures were abnormal, equal almost to the record-breaking numbers of 'Bleak House'" (Hatton & Cleaver). Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 305-333.

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        BROADSIDE ADVERTISING SALE OF 122 NEGROES, CHARLESTON, FEB. 18, 1857

      1857. [AMERICANA - AFRICAN-AMERICAN] A BROADSIDE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF "122 PRIME NEGROES" AT CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 18, 1857. 17 x 14 inches, printed in black on light blue paper, with two creases from folding into quarters. Advertisement for a sale of the slaves belonging to the estate of C. M. Huguenin, 122 slaves from the estate, along with 18 belonging to the Huguenin children, and 8 belonging to the infant C. J. Huguenin. The "Prime Negroes" are listed by first name, along with age and with occasional mention of type of work description: "field hand," "plantation nurse," "coachman," etc. To be held at the Sales Room of Capers & Heyward, Charleston. Posted by R. J. Davant, Commissioner. This broadside was likely carried to the auction where the sale prices realized along with pencil notes were added. The notes included physical condition, and relations ("Family," "Lame leg,""Mother and children"). Roseland Plantation the home of the Huguenin and the aforementioned slaves was among the largest and most beautiful in South Carolina. Dr. Henry O. Marcy, surgeon with the Union Army described it in his diary as "one of the most lovely spots I have ever seen. Pen would fail to do it justice. It is near the Coosawhatchie River situated on high ground, in a splendid grove of live oaks of a centuries growth. Outhouses and all at a distance bear the look of a country village. Every outhouse was nicely whitewashed. The grounds were beautifully laid and splendidly kept....The slaves had been all removed...From a colored man I learned that the father had died a few years previous and left 9 plantations and several hundred slaves to two sons and two daughters...." This broadside exists as evidence of a different side of this southern idyll and is a powerful historical document. A few small closed tears here and there at joints, minimal loss of text. Slave auction broadsides with contemporaneous notations are particularly rare.

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 16cm (4to), in publisher's dark blue ribbed-morocco grain cloth w/gilt urns & elaborate embossed decorations to covers, gilt decorations & title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Binding Very Good (recased w/new cream ep.s, & extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (1st & final few leaves foxed, w/occas. spotting elsewhere).  "Athenæum" 30 May 1857 p.693, White 105, Dalziels 355, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114, Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 25, de Beaumont 374, Goldman 395.

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        Madame Bovary

      Paris: Michel Lévy,, 1857. Moeurs de Province. 2 volumes, octavo (175 × 105 mm). Bound without the wrappers in contemporary brown quarter morocco, marbled boards, titles to spines gilt, raised bands with ruling in blind, speckled edges. In a marbled paper, leather entry slipcase. Bindings a little rubbed at extremities, some spotting to title pages and early leaves of volume I, but overall a clean and fresh set in excellent condition. First edition, trade issue. With the dedicatee's name misspelt (Senart for Senard) as called for. A pretty copy of one of the greatest novels of its epoch and Flaubert's masterpiece.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustre de L'ESPAGNE ET DU PORTUGAL

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE., 1857. PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS POLITIQUES ET PHYSIQUES, LA DISTRIBUTION GÉOGRAPHIQUE DES PLANTES CULTIVÉES. les villes industrielles, les ports commerciaux, les principales mines exploitées, les chemins de fer, les routes et les canaux. A new illustrated map of Spain and Portugal presenting the political and physical divisions, the geographic distribution of cultivated plants. The industrial towns, commercial ports, the major active mines, the railways, the roads and the canals. . Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition; slight tears in the top and bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. Size: 83.5 x 59.5 cm. (33 x 23½ inches) An interesting view of Spain and Portugal from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various regions of the two countries on either side of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area, its landscape, fauna, and flora, as well as inhabitants of the regions and their customs. These include all regions of Spain and Portugal as well as Baleares. 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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        Organisations-Statut für die Kaiserlich-Königliche Armee

      Wien, 1857. 28 cm. (4), 330, 4 Seiten mit zahlreichen Tabellen. Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Bestimmungen über den Stand und die Formation der Truppen, der Behörden, Anstalten, z. B.: Waffengattungen, Militärbehörden, Armee-Stab, etc. Angebunden: II. Gebühren-Reglement für die Kaiserlich-Königliche Armee. 2. Auflage. Wien 1858. 233, (1), 12, (8), 23, (1) Seiten mit Tabellen. Gebühren der Generalität, der Offiziere, der Militärbeamten, Mannschaften, Armee-Diener, z. B.: Diätenklassen der Offiziere, Fourage, Pferd-Pauschale, Marschzulage, Schiffszulage, Feldgeräte, Munition, Dienstreisen, Kriegsgefangene, Invalide, Pensionen, Tarife der Unterkunftskosten in den einzelnen Kronländern usw. III. Reglement für die Kaiserlich-Königlichen Militär-Bildungs-Anstalten. Wien 1859. 240 Seiten Enthält unter anderem: Ausbildung, Artillerieschule, Militär-administrative Lehranstalt, Militär-Tierarznei-Institut, Inhalt der Lahrpläne, Speise-Ordnung für kranke Zöglinge. IV. Novák, Adolf: Das Öconomie-System und die Gebühren der kaiserlich-königlichen österreichischen Armee. 2 Teile. Wien 1859. 14, 146; 140 Seiten -

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        MANSFIELD PARK

      G. Routledge and Co. London. 1857. First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.3 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half dark red calf, raised bands. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the spine hinges and board edges but overall this is still an attractive, good quality, early binding. Routledge issued all six of Austen's novels, in five books (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion together as usual) in their Railway Library series, starting with Sense and Sensibilty and Pride and prejudice in 1852 but waiting five years before issuing the other three books. Austen's works are notoriously difficult to find in any early bindings, whether publishers cloth (or in the case of this volume, coloured paper boards) or, like this volume, bound at the time in leather. Most copies were literally read to bits, resulting in the books needing to be rebound at a later date. ---- Keynes. Jane Austen. A Bibliography. No 108.

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., , 1857. Small octavo. Original orange cloth printed with titles, borders and advertisements in black, advertisement endpapers. 4 pages of advertisements at the rear. Spine rolled, creased and faded, cloth rubbed at sides and corners, rear hinge just starting, but still a good sound copy. Issued as a 'New edition', part of the Smith Elder series of 'Standard Works' ten years after the first edition.

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        View in the Gardens of Eaton Hall. The Seat of the Most Noble the Marquis of Westminster

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition, with the exception of being trimmed a bit close to the image at the top and bottom, cutting into the text slightly at bottom. 14 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches. 14 3/8 x 21 inches. Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates 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. 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 CONFIDENCE-MAN: HIS MASQUERADE (CONFIDENCE MAN)

      Dix, Edwards & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. LITERATURE; American Literature; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 394 pages; Includes two front and one rear blank leaves. 1st edition. BAL 13670. Original blindstamped brown cloth, modern dark brown leatherette back with gilt stamping, new (white) endpapers. Portion of board edges worn, small light stain front cover. Occasional light stains to text block, library rubbed stamp to lower margins of page 23 and 191. A satire and the last book published during Melville's life. Scarce . OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. All points as per BAL which notes it was probably issued simultaneously with the London edition. .

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        GEMME D'ARTI ITALIANE

      COI TIPI DELLO STABILIMENTO NAZIONALE PAOLO RIPAMONTI CARPANO, MILANO-VENEZIA e VERONA 1857 - In 4° Pagine (4) 5 C.N.N.- XXXIII/128 (4) Raffinatissima legatura in stile romantico finemente decorata e colorata e dorata ai piatti. Serie di 3 frontespizi di cui 2 in CARTA LUCIDA CON LITOGRAFIA A COLORI e a caratteri diversi, uno riporta la dedica a "SUA ECCELLENZA IL DUCA LODOVICO MELZI DI ERIL CAVALIERE GEROSOLIMITANO CONTINUATORE SAPIENTE DEGLI ESEMPI AVITI". Testo inserito in cornice. Contenuti 9 titoli arricchiti da nove incisioni finissime dei più insigni maestri dell'epoca (Alfieri, 4 di Gandini, Barni, Clerici, Gandini e Zuliani, Charbuin), tutte le incisioni sono marcate a rilievo con lo STEMMA P. RIPAMONTI CARPANO Illustratori: Carlo Cajmi, A. Zoncada, M. Gatta, Andrea Zambelli, G.R., X.X., Michele Macchi, S. Palma e Lodovico Gatta. In coda l'articolo dal titolo "Cenni sull'Esposizione delle Opere di Belle Arti per l'Anno 1856" - Pittura storica - Pittura di genere - Paesaggi, Marine, Animali, Fiori - Ritratti - Scultura Lussuosa pubblicazione annuale che iniziò nel 1845, fu sospesa tra il 1849 e il 1851 per riprendere nel 1852 Ottimo esemplare

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        New Discoveries

      Australia? America?,: circa, 1857.. Single sheet of wove paper, 205 x 190 mm., ink stain to left margin but very good. Very interesting and ephemeral hand-bill printing the latest dangers to shipping, including notice of reefs in the Torres Strait.Such hand-bills must be among the rarest of survivals relating to the dangers to shipping at mid-nineteenth century. Around 1800 many of the now familiar policies regarding the centralised recording and printing of hydrographic details were developed by Alexander Dalrymple in the process of establishing the Admiralty Chart office. By mid-century the basic principles of recording such information were accepted procedure, and hand-bills with the latest information represent the cutting edge of navigation.Listed here are some 22 recent sightings of shoals, rocks and reefs, each with precise longitude and latitude and most with some details regarding how and when the sightings were made. Among the dangers listed is a rock off the coast of Borneo, a shoal west of Fiji, and a sunken rock near Cracatoa struck by a Dutch ship in 1853. A "dangerous Shoal" is listed in the waters off Irian Jaya, a reef to the west of New Caledonia "not laid down on charts" is noted, while the Ocean Queen, Captain Hale, records a "rock in the Gulf Stream" of the South Indian Ocean (the Ocean Queen called in Sydney in May 1855 - might this be a hint regarding where this broadside was published?).All of the recorded locations are in the Indian Ocean, the East Indies, or the southwest Pacific, which might suggest that this sheet was printed in the region, perhaps in Australia or one of the British colonies of Asia. Equally, the presence of at least one American vessel might be the clue that the hand-bill was in fact printed in the United States.

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        Barchester Towers

      1857. first edition. A Remarkably Nice Copy In The Original ClothTROLLOPE, Anthony. Barchester Towers. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857.First edition, first issue (with "tattooed" for "tabooed" on page 269, line 24 in the second volume). Three octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 inches: 196 x 121 mm.) [i-vii]viii, [1]2-305[-308]; [i-iii]iv,[1]2-299[300]; [i-iii]iv, [1]2-321[-324]. No half-titles called for in Vols. ll and lll. Advertisement leaf for The Warden preceding half-title and two pages of publisher's ads at end of vol. 1; One leaf of publisher's advertisements at end of vol. 3; half-title in vol. 1 only, as called for.Publishers first issue binding of original light brown cloth, uniform with The Warden, decoratively panelled in blind on the boards, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Original brick red endpapers with the requisite advertisements on the front and back paste-downs as per the first binding-up of the sheets. Small tear (just over one inch) to the upper margin of the advertisement leaf in vol. 1 for The Warden (not affecting text). The inner hinges on all three volumes have been expertly repaired and the spine ends strengthened (not repaired). A few corners lightly bumped, some with the board just showing through. The spines are very slightly and uniformly faded.Overall, a near fine and remarkably nice copy of this very early and extremely important Trollope novel, the second of the Barsetshire novels, the series which established and defined his early career. Rare in the original cloth, particularly so in the first issue binding. Sotheby's New York sold the Frederick R. Jones; Michael Sadleir; Bradley Martin copy in May 1990 for $18,700. The set was near fine and un-touched -but it was in the 'secondary binding' with 'brown' endpapers, no advertisement for The Warden, and a 24-page publisher's catalog at the end dated October 1860.The second novel in Trollope's Barsetshire series, only his fifth novel overall, and his best known novel. Not all the copies were initially bound up. The earliest ones can be distinguished by the brick-red endpapers and presence of the publisher's ads, all present here. In later issues the advertisement for The Warden in volume one was often excised, and the endpapers were brown. The endpapers in this copy are all brick-red with advertisements for "Books on Natural History, Botany, &c." on the front paste-downs and advertisements for "Works on the Arts, Manufactures, and Architecture" on the rear paste-downs. The rear paste-down of volume 1 on this set bears the binder's ticket of well known firm of Westleys Co., London. Barchester Towers (1857) is the second in the series of novels known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which include The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1861), The Small House at Allington (1864), and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867). Barchester Towers is possibly Trollope's best known work. Among other things it satirizes the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents.Sadleir, Trollope, 5; Wolff 6766: NCBEL III, 882

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        Autograph Document Signed, 4to, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, September, 18, 1857

      ?This is to certify that Thomas Davis whose signature is attached to the above letters of administration granted to James Ross was, at the time of granting and signing of the same, Judge of the District Court of Talequah at District and put forth and credit is due to this official act as such Given under my hand and private seal (there being no seal of office at Park Hill this 19th day of September 1857.? Signed, next to his hand drawn seal, ?J. Ross, Prin. Chief Cherokee Nation?.

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        Little Dorrit

      First Edition, first issue in book form by Bradbury and Evans, London: 1857. Very good- in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles which have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. Although the hinges are strong the upper joint attaching the front board is very tender and is beginning to fail. The leather on the spine is somewhat tanned. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the same owner's stamped name and address on the first free end page. Both boards are a slightly bowed. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" deep containing 625 pages of text. This is the first Issue of the publication identified by "Rigaud" rather than "Blandois" on pages 469, 470, 472, and 473 and with the signature mark "B2" on page 371. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A141; Smith, 91-93; Eckel, p83)

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        The Instructive Picture Book, or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas 1857. . First edition, small folio, 18 pp, followed by 30 fine double page hand coloured plates, contemporary inscription on fly leaf, internally a fine copy. Original boards, edges and spine chipped and a little worn, some marking, upper cover with title and a surrounding display of cherubs. The last 20 plates show an array of animals and insects, from brightly coloured butterflies and birds to snakes and mammals. The first 10 show costumes, household objects, musical instruments and buildings. An excellent bright copy of one of the best Victorian picture books for young children. Osborne I p216. Gumuchian I p419.

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants

      Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1857.. FIRST EDITION 1857, Volume I of 2, containing: "Fourfooted animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, with 10 elementary plates of miscellaneous objects". Folio, 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, modern half tan leather over original marbled boards, gilt titled spine, original endpapers retained, title page leaf plus 16 pages of description of the plates, 30 beautiful double page hand coloured plates. The first 10 plates are of "furniture, utensils, vessels, tools, instruments, costumes &c." The next 8 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 9 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 3 show snakes, fish and butterflies. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, old marbled boards rubbed, inner paper hinges cracked, binding sound, endpapers browned and foxed, very little pale foxing to 2 facing plates, 50 mm (2") closed vertical tear to final plate at centrefold, not affecting image, occasional small pale mark to margins, plates clean and bright. A very good plus complete copy. Osborne I, page 216. Volume II is by Charlotte Youing and covers the Vegetable World. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Map of America

      London: James Wyld, 1857. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20 5/8" x 23 3/8". 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.

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