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        PHANTASMATA OR ILLUSIONS AND FANATICISMS OF PROTEAN FORMS PRODUCTIVE OF GREAT EVILS

      London: T.C.Newby, 1857. Nicely rebacked with original spines retained, endpapers renewed in Vol. I. Corners bumped with some fray, but altogether quite nice, clean, and mostly unopened copies. First edition Two volumes. xlii, 504p; iv, 588p. Engraved frontispiece. Bound in original publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt spine titles Covers a range of topics: Mental disorders, sorcery, dreams, The Inquisition, flagellation, hysteria, Jeanne d'Arc, &c.

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        The Atlas of British Seaweeds, and Synopsis of British Seaweeds, from Professor Harvey's Phycologia Britannica [2 volumes]

      Published by Lovell Reeve, London 1857 - , Atlas - xii, 80 pages of plates with 384 lithographic illustrations in colour, Synopsis - viii, 219 pages including index at rear First Edition , atlas rubbed at corners and spine, part of cloth slightly faded, plates clean and bright, in very good condition; synopsis rubbed at corners and spine ends, front and rear hinges cracked, lower front and rear joint split, firmly bound, previous owner's , Atlas - half maroon leather and cloth, gilt titles and floral decoration to front on calf label, 5 raised bands, gilt ruled, red speckled edges; Synopsis - green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt seaweed vignette to front Quarto, and small octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Frontispiece, engraved title and 38 full page plates by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound from the monthly parts. First state text with 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois', and with the errata slip from Part XVI laid-in at p. 467. Signature BB2 with early misprint (B2). 2 volumes. Contemporary half leather, spines ruled in gilt into 6 compartments. Morocco lettering pieces, gilt; gilt vignettes in remaining compartments. MArbled paper boards. Light rubbing and edgewear to the boards, else the bindings are fine. 4 plates in Vol. I & 2 in Vol. II have a light marginal stain (not affecting images); otherwise the plates are fresh and free from foxing, including the 'dark' plates. The frontispiece has lightly offset onto the engraved title. A fine set.

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        [Asian Fairy Bird and Javan Munia] '53./ [L'Irene vierge. Irena puella & Le Gros bec Maia. Fringilla maia]

      Paris & London: Ledot aine and Gambert, Junin & Co., [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand by Travies, printed by Becquet of Paris. Proof before letters. 20 1/4 x 15 inches. A fine and very rare proof lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes...' published simultaneously in Paris and London circa 1857.

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        Letters from Cannes and Nice

      Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co, 1857. Cloth Bound. Fair. x, 253 p. 22 cm. 10 sepia illustrations of Nice, Grasse, fortress of Ste. Marguerite, Cannes, Mougins, monastery of St. Honorat, Roman gateway at Auribeau, Nismes, etc. Blue cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Chips and tears to spine ends and corners bumped. Endpapers repaired. Half-title, frontispiece and title page heavily foxed. Moderate foxing and thumbing elsewhere. Topics include: the journey from Dover; Paris (Tuileries; Notre Dame; Fontainebleu; French cooking); Avignon; Aix; Mediterranean; Cannes; perfumes; Grasse; Alps; discomforts abroad; orange trees; Nice; Italy; vineyards; Prince of Monaco; Marseilles; Arles, etc.

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        ALS, partially missing, to M.D. Hunter of Anton's Hill, Coldstream, in Berwick

      Sydney,: date missing, but April, 1857.. Single leaf of wove paper, 268 x 208 mm., old folds, torn at seal, comprising the last page of a letter and address panel verso; blue NSW sixpence stamp and other postmarks. Sadly missing the first sheet, this is nonetheless a substantial fragment of an interesting letter written and signed by Donaldson while serving as the treasurer of New South Wales: "the turmoil and harassing wear & tear of political life in a Colony is rather too high a price to pay for the distinction, such as it is."Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson (1812-1867) first arrived in Sydney in 1835 and quickly established himself as one of the exclusives centred around the Macarthur family. A founding member of the Australian Club, a trustee of the Port Phillip Association, and a member of the Senate of the University of Sydney. His great claim to fame, however, is that he was the first Premier of New South Wales, having eventually gained the position after the 1856 election. 'In the first elections under responsible government Donaldson was returned for Sydney Hamlets to the Legislative Assembly... Hitherto he had worked with so many factions that one Sydney paper was at a loss to discover his political principles' (ADB). Donaldson was narrowly able to form government in June 1856, but his position fast became untenable, and the ministry resigned on 25 August. In October he was defeated in the Sydney Hamlets but elected unopposed for the South Riding of Cumberland.The letter is written to Matthew D. Hunter of "Anton's Hill", a property in Coldstream, Berwick (south-east of Edinburgh, near the border with England). The connection to Hunter is not immediately clear (Donaldson's family came from Lancashire, his wife's from Cumberland), but the two men were evidently close as this is an unburdened and personal letter. It starts with a broken off sentence, "... then I shall be perfectly satisfied to 'hang up the fiddle & bow, to lay down the shovel & the hoe' - so far as child begetting is concerned." The letter also discusses with pride Donaldson's political life, noting that "I was Premier (the first) when the speech from the throne was written and delivered by a responsible ministry; and I made the first Budget speech in the Colony as Treasurer, un beau succËs... if I am at home I don't believe I should be satisfied unless I could get into the House of Commons."The letter concludes with this regards to Mrs. Hunter, and also Sir Grey and Lady Douglas, as well as commenting on the sad death of a son of Baily of Mellitain (sp?), "unfortunately drowned by falling (or jumping) overboard from the Hunter River Steamer...".

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        The DEAD SECRET. In Two Volumes

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1857.. 8vo. 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 924; Parrish, pp. 30 - 31; Sadleir 19th C Fiction, 590; Wolff 1349). viii, 303, [1 (blank)]; [4], 329, [1 (blank)] pp.. Riviere & Son full brown calf bindings, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt edge tooling, gilt dentelles & marbled paper eps. TEG. Later maroon leather title label to Vol II. Original purple cloth covers bound-in at rear of Vol. I.. Joints & extremities rubbed. Title leaves reattached. A VG set..

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        Little Dorrit.

      1857 1857 - London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Contp. half calf, spine with gilt decorations. Frontisp. & titlepage foxed, plates marginally foxed. Lacking errata slip. * Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martin Van Buren 1857 Autograph Letter Signed (ALS)

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. 1st Edition. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. (Autographed Documents & Letters) Eighth President of the United States. Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson, a strong political ally. The former President graciously declines a proposal regarding biographical sketches. In part: Absence from home has prevented an earlier acknowledgment of the honor conferred upon me by the National Literary Society... in respect to the sketches you propose to prepare of the histories of the Sect's of State... Lindewald, NY. June 25, 1857. Measures 8 x 10 inches unfolded. Slight toning. Writing on both sides. Intersecting folds and three mounting remnants on verso. Very good condition.

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        The Professor. A Tale

      Smith, Elder, London 1857 - First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners; internally fresh and fine. A lovely copy of Bronte's first novel, published posthumously. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Reproduction des oeuvres de Madame Collard.

      S.t., S.l. 1857 - In 4° (cm. 35 x 53), m. pelle. L'opera è formata da 37 tavv. riproducenti le opere dell'Autrice tra cui ritratti di personaggi noti e diverse scene bibliche.

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        Armorial Neuchatelois: Galerie Historique Du Chateau De Neuchatel Contenant Les Armoiries Des Comtes Et Princes De Neuchatel, Des Governeurs Qui Ont Administre Le Pays En Leur Nom, Ainsi Que Des Quatre Bourgeoisies. Accompagnee De Notes Historiquies Et Heraldiques

      Berne & Neuchatel: Societe Litteraire (F.-.L. Davoine). Very Good; Binding appears to have been pulled off shelf by the top . of spine which left a closed tear in top half inch of hinges and . a crack across the spine, scattered light foxing, this is still a . very attractive copy.. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. tall 8vo ; Dark blue cloth armorial gilt binding, all edges gilt, 36p., plus 44 hand colored lithographed armorial plates. **The binding and the color plates are bright, all yellow tissues are in place, a very attractive copy. This is the first edition of the first work combining the heraldic armes of the most important cantons of Neuchatel. .

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        Map of the Counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure

      Crownlands Department, Toronto 1857 - Size : 655x1200 (mm), 25.75x47.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, minor browning along the fold, folds are worn but repaired. Laid on acid free canvase for long term preservation.

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        D'Albert's Album 1857

      London.: Chappell & Co.. 1857.. Gift book, 14 x 10 inches, 136 pp. featuring music by Charles D'Albert and chromolithographic plates by John Brandard. Covers detached; heavy wear to extremities. Leather spine peeling and abraded. Decorative embossed cover with gilt lettering and decorative embellishments (overall light soiling and wear). Volume contains music for eighteen musical compositions by D'Albert with four (of five) chromolithographic plates after Brandard (with possible additional hand coloring) plus title page and gift presentation page also by Brandard; all six of the exquisite plates were printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Contents in good clean condition. The four large color plates in this volume represent illustrations used for cover art when D'Albert's compositions were published and sold individually. Space at the top and bottom of the chromo illustrations, left blank as published in the Album, would have been utilized in the sheet music's solo edition for printing the composition's title at top and, at bottom, publisher details. As preserved in the Album, the four chromolithographic plates (plus title and presentation pages) are in near mint condition. D'Albert's music with Brandard's illustrations are quite scarce in Album format. The four plates illustrate The Queen's Valse (a young Queen Victoria); Estelle (plate not present); St. Petersburg Quadrille (spelled on the Contents page as Petersburgh); The Sybil Valse; the Savoyard Polka. An uncommon publication with condition issues noted. .

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        No. 3 Map of The Counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure

      Crown Lands Department, Toronto 1857 - Size : 655x1190 (mm), 25.75x46.875 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, orginally folded, restoration along the folds, some browning along the folds. Laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London: Smith, Elder, 1857. First Edition. First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners; internally fresh and fine. A lovely copy of Bronte's first novel, published posthumously.

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        Himalayan Journals Tagebuch auf einer reise in Bengalen, dem Himalaya in Sikkim und Nepal, Dem Khasiagebirge etc.

      Dyk'sche 1857 - Leipzig, Dyk'sche, 1857. In 8 de 376pp., reliure en demi toile verte posterieure récente, couverture originale conservée et contrecollée sur une nouvelle page de titre, cachets de bibliotheque universitaire sur plusieurs feuillets et sur le dos de chaque planche dépliante, rousseurs et petites mouillures éparses sans gravité, huit planches dépliantes illustrant les costumes, les habitations, les croyances et pratiques religieuses des peuples visités, bon et bel exemplaire. Le 11 novembre 1847 Joseph Dalton Hookers quitta l'Angleterre pour son périple à travers l'Himalaya qui devait durer 3 ans. Son but en tant que botaniste (passion qu'il tenait de son père) était d'être le premier européen à collecter des plantes et des fleurs dans cette partie du monde. Après avoir parcouru le Nil à bord du Bateau le HMS Sidon, il rejoignit suez afin de prendre un navire l'amenant jusqu'en Inde. Arrivé à Calcutta le 12 janvier 1848 il voyagea jusqu'à Mirzapur à dos d'éléphant, de là il parcourut le Gange en bateau jusqu'a Siliguri et arriva enfin à Darjeeling le 16 avril 1848. Il explora Sikkim et l'extrême est du Népal. Il trouva un passage à travers les montagnes du Tibet qui sera emprunté un demi siècle plus tard par d'autres expéditions britanniques. Ses observations géologiques et météorologiques de Sikkim restent fondamentales, comme son explication scientifique de la création de la vallée suite à la présence d'un glacier et de la fonte, par la suite de celui-ci. En 1851 il retourna en Angleterre avec pas moins de 7000 plantes, la quasi-totalité totalement inconnue en Europe. En particulier il découvrit 25 nouvelles espèces de rhododendrons, les ajoutant à ceux déja connus et répertoriés, et il fut à l'origine de la culture du magnifique rhododendron de Sikkim en Angleterre et en Europe continentale. John Dalton Hookers (1817-1911) fut l'un des plus importants botanistes et explorateurs anglais. Ses nombreux voyages, ses nombreuses découvertes géologiques et botaniques furent rapportés dans des ouvrages tels que: ''Journal of a Tour in Morocco" écrit avec John Ball, ''Principles of Geology'' "The botany o Antartic'', "The rhododendrons of Sikkim Himalaya'', "The flora of British India" en 7 volumes écrits avec des collaborateurs étudiants. L'édition anglaise de ces journaux himalayens fut dédiée à Charles Darwin dont il fut l'un des plus proches amis. La correspondance entre les deux scientifiques est très abondante et très riche par le contenu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Dorrit.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Contp. half calf, spine with gilt decorations. 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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