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        Lexicon Thucydideum

      E. Carey; Kessmann Libraire Geneva: E. Carey; Kessmann, Libraire, 1857. Hardcover. g. 2 volumes. 8vo. 472pp. 522pp. Green cloth over marbled boards. Some age wearing throughout binding. Corners bumped and worn. Vol.I is lacking title page. Sporadic foxing throughout not affecting text. This is a reprint from the original edition which was published between 1843-1847. The author Elie Ami Betant (1803-1871) was a well known scholar on ancient Greek language. Text in Greek. Includes Latin definitions. Tight copies in good condition.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans London: Bradbury and Evans. 1857. First. First edition. Thirty-nine illustrations by H.K. Browne. Rebound in three quarter leather with old marbled boards and new marbled endpapers whose pattern does not match. Endpapers foxed, preliminary pages have owner's name and bookplate offsetting, chipped rear endpaper corner, boards are scuffed, else very good. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Traite des degenerescences physiques, intellectuels et morales de l'espece humaine. Text and atlas

      Paris: Bailliere, 1857. Morel, Bénédict Augustin (1809-73). Traité des dégénérescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l'espèce humaine. Text and atlas. xix, 700pp. (text); 23pp., 12 lithograph plates. Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857. 210 x 133 mm. (text); 306 x 220 mm. (atlas). Text bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, slightly worn; atlas in quarter calf, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, spine a little worn, small splits in lower hinges mended. Text volume a bit toned, otherwise very good.First Edition, complete with the atlas, often not found with the text. "The main support for the theory of mental illness as regression, which dominated psychiatric practice for several decades. Morel described and illustrated the nature, causes and signs of human degeneration. He focused on physical signs but also included various intellectual and moral deviations. This led to the classification of criminals and geniuses as types of degenerates or deviates along with the insane and neurotic. Morel emphasized the hereditary factor and his work helped bring about a de-emphasis on therapeutic work in the psychiatry of his time. The atlas reproduces by lithography some of the earliest photographs of the insane" (Garrison-Morton 4933.1).

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        A collection of 32 plates from Beyer's "Album of Virginia; or, illustration of the Old Dominion"

      Richmond [but Dresden & Berlin, Germany]: Edward Beyer [printed by Rau & Son of Dresden and W.Loeillot of Berlin], 1857-1858. Oblong folio. (15 1/23 x 23 3/8 inches). 32 (of 40) tinted plates after Beyer by Rau & Son or W.Loeillot. (Lacking the tinted lithographic title and 8 plates, some expert restoration). Disbound. A large selection from one of the foremost works of American scenery from the golden age of lithography. "This is a major outstanding item, the rarity of which is by no means fully appreciated" (Bennett) The following plates are included: View from Little Sewell Mountain No.1 / Fayette County Va.; Warm Springs / Bath County Va.; The Drum's...The Tapestry Room... Weyers Cave/ Central R.R. Augusta County Va.; The Little Tunnel near Shawville Va. & T.R.R. / Montgomery County Va.; Red Sulphur Spring / Monroe County Va.; Kanawha Fall / Fayette County Va.; Old Point Comfort. / Hygeia Hotel.; Old Sweet Spr. / monroe County Va.; The Salt Pond from the Salt Pond Knob / Giles County Va. No. 2; Salt Sulphur Spring / Monroe County Va.; Falling Springs / Bath County Va.; Burner's White Sulphur Spr. Shenandoah Co.; Bullard Rock on the New River / near the New River White Sulphur Spr. Giles County Va.; View from Gambles Hill / Richmond Va.; View from Little Sewell Mountain No. II / Fayette County Va.; The high bridge near Farmville; Fauquier White Sulphur Springs / Fauquier County Va.; Blue Sulphur Spring / Greenbier County Va.; Yellow Sulphur Springs / Montgomery County Va.; The Salt Pond from the Salt Pond Knob / Giles County Va. No.1; Harper's Ferry from Jefferson Rock / Jefferson Co. Va.; View from the Hawk's Nest / Fayette County Va.; Viaduct on Cheat River B. & O. R. R. / Preston County Va.; View from the Peak of Otter / Bedford County Va. No. 2.; Rockbridge Alum Spring. / Rockbridge County Va.; Stribling Springs / Central R. R. Augusta County Va.; Rockfish Gap and the Mountain House / Central. R. R. Augusta Co. Va.; Album of Virginia. / Views / of / Wyer's Cave / Augusta Co./ Virginia / taken from Nature / by / Ed. Beyer / 1856; Natural Bridge / Rockbridge County Va.; James River Canal near the mouth of the North River. / Rockbridge County Va.; U.S. Armory in Harpers Ferry / Jefferson County Va.; Red Sweet Springs / Monroe County Va. Edward Beyer was a German artist who visited the United States in the early 1850s. He chose to concentrate his work on Virginia and Kentucky, spending three years in Virginia working on the original drawings for this book. Although the title notes that the copyright was registered by Beyer in the District of Virginia, the book was actually produced in Germany, with the plates being prepared in Dresden or Berlin. The superb tinted lithograph views (printed in black with, generally, two further colours) include beautiful natural scenes, Harper's Ferry, White Sulphur Springs, railroad bridges and tunnels (e.g Highbridge near Farmville), views in Weyer's Cave, and scenes at many of the fashionable spa resorts which nestled amid the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Deak writes of Beyer: "He was taken by the beauty of the Virginia landscape, particularly by the elegant settings of some of the region's watering places. Virginians responded warmly to Beyer's enterprise and often gave him advance access to architectural plans when these could be of help to him. There was probably no Virginia county that Beyer left unvisited in his zeal to present what is, in fact, an affectionate family album of an entire state." Deak praises Beyer's "delicate and precise style" and "characteristic refinement of proportion." Cf. Bennett p.10; cf. Deak Picturing America 721; cf. Howes B413 ("b"); cf. Sabin 5125.

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        Little Dorrit. 2 vols.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. Bound in one later full polished calfbinding, inner and outer borders gilt, spine richly gilt, top edge gilt. All plates slightly foxed. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Bound together with 6 orig. monthly parts (1-5, December 1855-April 1856, and the double-number 19-20, June 1857; all with frontcovers, adds and backcovers). Inserted before frontisp.: a handwritten slip from Henry Sotheran & Co. stating that this copy was bound from the orig. parts, dated August 31, 1884.. Eckel pp 82. First edition, 1st issue. With signature "BB2" signed "B2". Lacking errata slip

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        Jane Eyre. An Autobiography... A New Edition.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1857.. Small 8vo, (viii), 467, (1) pp. Later 19th century tan half calf over marbled boards by J. Carrs of Glasgow with their ticket to the front pastedown, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered red label, gift inscription to the head of the title page dated 1858, engraved armorial bookplate of Baron Lamington to the front pastedown. The binding mildly rubbed, some spotting to the endpapers, a very good copy overall. First published in 1847 in three volumes.

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        Manuscript bill of sale for "five Certain Negro men" (Ned, Davy, Temple, Lamb, and Tony) for $6550 from Bolton, Dickson & Co to George Wadill in Vicksburg March 13, 1857

      Vicksburg Mississippi march 13th 1857 Vicksburg, [Mississippi], march 13th, 1857. (SLAVERY) 7-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches. . Old folds, one with minor loss . " - rec'd from George Waddill six thousand five hundred and fifty Dollars .The purcahse mony (sic) for five Certain negro men, to wit: Ned aged about 25 years old, Davy about 27 years, Temple aged about 24 years, Lamb aged 28 or 30 years & Tony aged about 23 or 24 year old - We also warrant all the above described negroes sound and healthy in body and mind and slaves for life. Bolton Dickson & Co."George C. Waddill lived in Miliken's Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana, about 15 miles northwest of Vicksburg. In the Civil War he helped raise the 4th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, joined as a Captain and was promorted to Major. He had serving under him Dr. Henry Wirz, another resident of Miliken's Bend, and Major Waddill was responsible for assigning him to duty at the infamous Andersonville Prison. (Wirz was court-martialled and hanged for his action as Comandant there.) Bolton, Dickson & Co. was the largest slave trading firm in the country with markets in Memphis, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Charleston and Richmond, among others

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        Little dorrit. london, bradbury and evans, 11, bouverie street, 1857.

      Cm. 21, pp. xiv, 625 (1). Con antiporta e primo frontespizio illustrati e 38 tavole fuori testo con incisioni di H.K. Browne. Solida ed elegante legatura novecentesca in piena pelle verde, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolori. Piatti inquadrato da doppio filetto e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Entro custodia in cartonato rigido. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, con carte particolarmente pulite. Si tratterebbe della prima edizione e prima tiratura che si distingue per alcuni refusi tipografici segnalati da Smith, tra cui B2 in luogo di BB2 a p. 371; Rigaud"" in luogo di ""Blandois"" alle pagine 469, 470, 472 e 473.

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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 London: Messers. Fores, 1857. 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 . 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

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        The Virginians

      Brandbury & Evans London:: Brandbury & Evans,, 1857.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. 1857-59. The original twenty-four numbered parts in the original yellow wrappers in publisher's crushed morocco solander case. Illustrated yellow paper covers, with the fourty-eight etched plates and woodcut vignettes in the text, all after drawings by the author; the original yellow pictorial wrappers a little soiled and frayed, otherwise very good condition.

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet af H.

      Rink. 1-2. Köpenhamn, Andr. Fred. Høst, 1857. 8:o. (2),+ V,+ (1),+ 416,+ 172 s.+ 10 litogr. planscher, varav nio kolorerade,+ 3 utvikbara grav. kartor. De båda titelbladen inbundna i början. Oskuren och delvis ouppsprättad, i välbevarat samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd, guld- och blindpressad rygg, blå marmorerade pärmar. Från Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Saknar preliminärblad och en karta! Del 1: Det nordre inspektorat, eller: "De danske handelsdistrikter i Nord grønland", første og anden deel. Del 2: Det søndra inspektorat med affbildninger, kaart oc naturhistoriske tillæg. De nio naturhistoriska tilläggen är skrivna av J. Reinhardt, J. C. Schiødte, A. L. Mørch, Lütten, J. Lange, och H. Rink. Första upplagan av Rinks viktiga Grönlandsskildring i fint band, men saknar en karta

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        View from the Upper Terrace Walk, in the Gardens at Shrublands

      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. A stunning view of the gardens at Westfield Halll on the Isle of Wight, from the "The Gardens of England." The Italian-style garden at Shrublands was designed by the Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry with later modifications by William Robinson. It is a prime example of the Italian style of garden design that was popular in England during the early nineteenth century, and which was characterized by the use of decorative edifices, classical architectural elements, and stairways. Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable.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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        Boss Rig. The Patent for the BOSS RIG is dated September 23d, 1854, less than six months have passed, and during that very tempestuous season every opportunity has been had to test its merits ... "

      Boston 1857 [Boston], [1857]. (BOSS RIG) 19-1/4 x 12 inches. with 3 illustrations of this rigging. In 2 columns. . With testimonials from a number of New England and Mid-Atlantic brig masters touting the virtues of this rigging

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        Set of 5 volumes of “History of the Great Reformation” from Millard Fillmore’s Library – each signed and dated by Fillmore – adding the date he had all five books rebound!

      Collection of Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V of “History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland &c.” by J.H. Merle D’Aubigné. 299pp, 400pp, 504pp, 480pp, and 518pp respectively, each 4.25” x 7”. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1845, 1843, 1843, 1846, and 1853 respectively. Three title pages are foxed. The joint on Volume III, split at the front inside hinge, has been repaired at the spine. Various foxing. Good condition. Fillmore has penned on each title page “Millard Fillmore / March 26, 1857 / J-5 / Rebound April 16, 1860.” He has crossed out the location of each book on his book shelf in pencil, replacing J-5 with “G-1”. Fillmore had each book attractively rebound in black morocco over olive green boards, spines in compartments with four raised tooled bands, lettered in gilt “D’Aubigne’s / Reformation” and volume number in Roman numerals in two compartments. Spine and cover edges and corners rubbed. Each book has feather-pattern marbled endpapers and text block edges.

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        Victoria and the Australian Gold Mines in 1857; with Notes on the Overland Route from Australia, via Suez. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Smith Elder & Co., 1857. 8vo., First Edition, with large folding map coloured in outline as frontispiece and 2 maps (one folding; one full-page); original green cloth, sides elaborately framed and patterned in blind, backstrip blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, uncut AND LARGELY UNOPENED, primrose endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean, fresh copy IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING.A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOHN O'SHANNASSY WITH THE FORMER'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.With a bookplate on front paste-down and 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated July 1857) bound in at end.This copy was formerly in the holdings of Melbourne Public Library and bears its stamp dated 18 Dec 1888 on frontispiece verso, title and occasionally in text.Westgarth's Notes on the Overland Route comprise pp.376-451. A detailed statistical Appendix occupies pp.453-466.LOVELY COPY OF AN EARLY ISSUE OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF THE COLONY.Ferguson 18418.

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        DICTIONNAIRE D'ORFEVRERIE, DE GRAVURE ET DE CISELURE CHRETIENNES. Ou de la mise en oeuvre artistique des métaux, des émaux et des pierreries.... Publié par l'Abbé Migne.

      In-4 p., mz. pergam. coeva con ang., pp. 1496 (testo e numeraz. delle pagg. su due colonne), con 68 belle inc. su legno in fine al vol. che raffigur.: altari, anelli, croci, reliquiari etc. L?opera comprende: ?1° La description et le symbolisme des instruments du culte (anneaux, autels, calices, chasses, ciboires, cloches, candeliers, lampes, etc.) - 2° L'histoire des travaux artistiques dans les ateliers monastiques - 3° Les Inventaires des principaux trésors et l'histoire critique des plus importantes reliques - 4° Les statuts et règlements des orfèvres laiques - 5. La liste la plus considérable de noms d'orfévres qu'on ait publiée jusqu'a ce jour et des notes sur leurs travaux - 6° La biographie des principaux orfèvres, graveurs en pierres fines et émailleurs de tous les pays. 7° Un glossaire de l'orfèvrerie française au Moyen Age". Qualche arross. interc. nel t., ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        [31 water coulour paintings]

      37 x 27 cm Very nice condition.. Water colours painted on heavy paper depicting historic costumes from the year 237 A.D. up to the 1600s. Explanations in english hand writing below the images. Probably sketched to be used for an (unpublished?) work on historic costumes.The set contains 31 paintings. The first is numbered 1 and the last is numbered 133, which might suggest that at least 102 plates are missing from the run. On the other hand it is not sure since the numbering looks to have been made by a later hand and may have some other meaning. Plates number 3, 72, 81, 82 and 122 are signed by Aglio. The others are not signed. Aglio, an italian, settled in England at the age of twentyfive and stayed there for the rest of his life. He died in 1857. He was a painter, decorator and lithographer. His most well known work "Antiquities of Mexico" (1830-1848), contains a thousand lithographs. Aglio decorated numerous official theatres, churches and estates in England and Ireland

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

      Stockholm:: Norstedt & Soner,. 1857.. 4to. 7-3/4" x 6-3/4". 2nd (1st?) printing. NB. Forbes #2193 notes a date of 1856 [from p. 1?], listing the copy at Hawaii State Archives. Both copies recorded by OCLC note an 1857 imprint date, as here. 27, [1] pp. Text in two columns, Swedish & English.. Lacks wrappers, with last leaf detached.. Age-toning. The odd stain. A VG copy..

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      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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      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1857 Thackeray, William Makepeace. THE VIRGINIANS. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. Original Wrappers. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's original yellow wrappers, in an elegant gilt decorated & lettered morocco case with folding chemise. Complete set of 24 pamphlets issued monthly, [November, 1857, to October, 1859] in their original First Published state; each in yellow wrappers with engraved pictorials. An excellent set with the forty-eight etched plates & woodcut vignettes in the text, all after drawings by the author in extremely good condition. All ads present including the "Cork" advertisement. Contents are very clean & unmarked. A bit of use showing on the first number. Very nice indeed. Among the later novels is "The History of Henry Esmond", in which Thackeray tried to write a novel in the style of the eighteenth century. In fact, the eighteenth century held a great appeal for Thackeray. Not only Esmond but also "Barry Lyndon" and "Catherine" are set then, as is the sequel to Esmond, "The Virginians", which is a continuation of "Henry Esmond", exploring the fortunes of Esmond's family, particularly his twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington, who spent time in America & includes George Washington as a character who nearly kills one of the protagonists in a duel.. 1st Edition.

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        Katey's Letter. Irish Song. Sung By Miss Dolby

      Leader & Cock, London. Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - In G. Undated but dated & Signed by Dolby] 1857? Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647002.

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        Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America. 4 Volumes

      Little Brown and Co. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1857. Hard Cover. 4 Folio Volumes. Ex library, with library plates at front and stamps on title pages. Original cloth binding, but volume III has been respined. Foot of spine of vol. I missing chip; all volumes have wear at ends of spine and around edges, with some repairs to worn areas. Many beautiful intricately engraved plates, some colored and almost all bearing a library stamp in the margins, at the rear of volumes 2-4. This set may require an extra shipping fee. Nature. NAT/5093. Good.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      Albermarle Street, London: John Murray, 1857 Including a sketch of sixteen years residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.In brown cloth with lots of decorative blind tooling, edges and corners lightly bumped and worn, couple of small marks. Spine, has been professionally repaired at edges, titles in gilt, blind tooling. Internally, brown endpapers, faint marks of bookplate removal to fpd, hinges strengthened, pull out B&W frontis of the Victoria Falls present with 2 tiny tears at crease, title page with vignette, (ix), [1], 687 pp, [1], 24 pl, 2 maps, portrait, a total of 47 illustrations, printed by W Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London, has the tissue guarded portrait often lacking, 1 map tipped in and the other folded withing the pocket at ep, small binders label to ep, maps by Arrowsmith. A lovely copy, rarely found in its original cloth covers! (see Osler 457. Allibone 1110) Livingstone, explorer and missionary. His Missionary Travels, the first impression, of 12,000, was sold out before publication in November, and 30,000 were sold in Britain by 1863. Livingstone had meant the book to make money; it earned him over £8500. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Oregon: Comprising a Brief History and Full Description of the Territories of Oregon and Washington

      Chicago, IL: Chas. Scott & Co.. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with bumped corners, chipped spine head, rubbed extremities, light scattered soiling, andex-library markings. Original decorative brown cloth, title in gilt; Chicago Pre-Fire Imprints 229. Byrd 2566. Howes A318. Graff 87: "The author was a government surveyor for three years in Oregon." Contains material on the Willamette Valley, coast mountains, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, eastern and middle Oregon, Indian tribes, and the Indian war. Wagner-Camp Becker 283A: "...Armstrong concludes the work with brief vocabularies of Chinook Jargon and the Nootka dialect." ; Ex-Library .

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        HISTOIRE DES NATIONS CIVILISEES DU MEXIQUE ET DE L'AMERIQUE-CENTRALE. Durant les siècles antérieurs à Cristophe Colomb.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 245x158), 4 voll., t. tela, conserv. copp. orig., pp. XCII,440; 616; 692; VI,852; con 1 carta geografica f.t. piu' volte ripieg. L'opera "écrite sur des documents originaux et entièrement inédits, puisés aux anciennes archives des indigènes" è cosi' suddivisa: "Temps héroiques et histoire de l'Empire des Toltèques - Histoire de l'Yucatan et du Guatémala; avec celle de l'Anahuac, durant le Moyen Age aztèque, jusqu'à la fondation de la royauté à Mexico - Histoire des Etats du Michoacan et d'Oaxaca et de l'Empire de l'Anahuac jusqu'à l'arrivée des Espagnols. Astronomie, religion, sciences et arts des Aztèques, etc. - Conquete des Etats du Mexique et du Guatémala, etc. Etablissement du Gouvernement espagnol et de l'Eglise catholique. Ruine de l'idolatrie, déclin et abaissement de la race indigène". "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera. L'A., viaggiatore e scrittore francese (1814-74), fu uno dei pionieri dell'archeologia e della storia precolombiana e a lui si deve la scoperta di importantissimi testi e codici del Messico antico. Cfr. Lorenz,I,362 - Brunet,VI,28597. Con fiorit. ma certam. buon esemplare con barbe.

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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.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857

      Philadelphia: Rembrandt Peale, 1857 Peale, Rembrandt. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, November 6th 1857. 8vo., 1 page. To H. P. Beck Esq. Dear Sir. / Learning that you are now at home, Mrs. Peale in returning the pictures you were so kind to lend her, / expresses her sincere thanks for the favor. And I must add that I am sure you will be pleased with the success of her copy. / Respectfully yours / Rembrandt Peale". "Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860) was an American artist and museum keeper, the second son of Charles Wilson Peale,. A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties." - wikipedia. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Rose Garden. Nuneham, The Seat of G.G. Harcourt Esqre. M.P

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph, heightened with touches of gum arabic. Very good condition apart from some light foxing. Top of sheet trimmed practically to image. 14 x 17 3/8 inches. 14 1/4 x 21 inches. A stunning view of the rose garden at Nuneham Park, from the "The Gardens of England." Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates with accompanying text depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable.Situated near Oxford, Nuneham Park was the chief residence of the First Earl Harcourt, nobleman, Privy Councillor, and courtier of George III. The lavish Palladian Villa was built in 1756, and the expansive landscaped park, with its scenic vistas and classical gardens, was constructed in the 1760s according to the Earl's designs. The eminent English landscape designer Lancelot "Capability" Brown enhanced the grounds in his signature "serpentine" style, and William Mason designed its various flower gardens. 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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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, n.p., May 15, 1857

      To Mr. Durand. "After you left me this morning it occurred to me that possibly in your next number you would give a few words on the Exhibition here - In this case you might say that it contained nothing from my pencil, & that I preferred to send a portrait, my last work in my 80th Year, to the New York Academy. If amiss - excuse me. / Which I have done - That of a Young Man." Nicely signed, ?Rembrandt Peale.?

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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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        RACCOLTA E PARALLELO DELLE FABBRICHE CLASSICHE DI TUTTI I TEMPI, D'OGNI POPOLO E DI CIASCUNO STILE. Con l'aggiunta della storia generale dell?architettura di J.G. Legrand. Per cura e studio di Francesco Zanotto.

      In-folio gr., 3 voll. (di cui 2 di tavv.), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. 198,(2) + (8),75 di "Appendice". Titolo e testo in italiano e francese, con la descriz. delle tavole. L'opera è "arricchita ora di un Supplemento di parecchie fabbriche inedite e di tutte quelle pubblicate novellamente dal Canina, dal Rusconi, dal Diedo, dall'Hoffstadt, dall'Heideloff, dall'Hope.. e da altri molti architetti, non che dalli progetti architettonici premiati dalle Accademie". Questa importante opera iconografica contiene 266 tavv. inc. in rame (36 sono a doppia pag.), tutte con numerosiss. figg. - il Supplemento o "Appendice" ne raccoglie 71. Vi sono rappresentati: templi, moschee, pagode, chiese, basiliche, piazze, palazzi privati ed edifici pubblici, tombe, archi di trionfo, monumenti, terme, castelli, case di campagna, dettagli architettonici, ecc., di tutte le epoche. Il francese Jean Nicolas-Louis Durand (1760-1834), professore al Politecnico di Parigi dalla fondazione, ebbe parte importante nello sviluppo dell'architettura dell'800. Cfr. Brunet,II,904 - Graesse,II,450. Vol. di testo fiorito, 5 cc. brunite e altre arross. per la qualità della carta. Delle compless. 337 tavv., solo 15 sono brunite, 1 con strappi, 1 con ang. inf. manc., altrimenti con fioriture più o meno lievi.

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        Original Ink Wash Drawing of Mr. Nick Goodwin

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

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

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

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

      Washington: Cornelius Wendell, printer, 1857-1859. 2 volumes bound in 3, large thick quarto. (10 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches). Vol. 1, part 1: Large folding map, single page map, 12 hand-finished colour lithographs, 42 engraved plates, folding profile, folding chart, numerous illustrations. Vol. 1, part 2: large hand-coloured folding geological map, 21 conchological plates, illustrations. Vol. 2, part 1: 61 botanical plates, 76 cactus plates. Vol. 2, part 2: 27 zoological plates, 25 hand-coloured ornithological plates, 41 reptilian plates, 41 ichthyological plates. Senate issue. (Scattered foxing and browning as usual). Contemporary sheep, tooled border, spines with semi-raised bands in five compartments, red and black morocco labels in the second and fourth compartments. Emory's famed Mexican Boundary survey: a southwestern Americana cornerstone. Here complete with the rare folding hand-coloured geological chart, apparently not issued with all copies. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 145 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in Spencer Baird's report, "Birds of the Boundary"; as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery. The large and important folding geological map, present here, was apparently not issued with all copies. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexico border. Deák Picturing America 649, 650; Howes E146; Raines, p.76; Reese Stamped with a National Character 31; Wagner-Camp 291; Wheat Transmississippi 916.

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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55

      Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co. Philadelphia and London: Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co.. 1856 / 1857. First. First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Neat contemporary gift inscription in each volume, spine lettering and extremities a little rubbed, else a bright, very near fine set. A curious issue, with engraved decorative title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1856; a regular title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1857; and the London imprint on the spine. A lovely set, and scarce in this condition. .

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        The Book of the First American Chess Congress: containing the procedings of that celebrated assemblage, held in New York, in the Year 1857, with the papers read in its sessions, the games played in the grand tournament, and the stratagems entered in the p

      xii+[13]-563+[15 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and bibliography. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") in original cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embosed logo to front and back covers and ruled edges. (Betts:1-1; Betts:5-2; Betts:25-3) First edition.Includes 67 games from the first American tournament. The first American Chess Congress (1) was held in New York City from October 6th to November 10th, 1857. Organized by Daniel Willard Fiske, the tournament was designed as a knockout format similar to the one seen at London in 1851, with the provision that draws did not count and had to be replayed. The first prize was $300. The sixteen best American chess masters were invited to participate in the event, including Paul Morphy and Louis Paulsen. Morphy dominated the event, sweeping each of his opponents until Paulsen in the final. Despite dropping one game in the final match, Morphy finished the tournament with an astounding 14 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss. Not one to accept money for chess, Morphy turned down the cash prize in exchange for a silver tray, pitcher, and four goblets in its place. His victory cemented him as one of the best players in the world (if not the best), and prompted his tour across the Atlantic where he faced the best Europe had to offer in a series of matches, winning each and every one of them. Not long after his return to America, Morphy would retire from chess. Included is "The History of the Automation Chess-Player" by George Allen, "Incidents in the history of American Chess", "Introductory sketch of the History of Chess", "Paul Morphy", "Chess life of Benjamin Franklin", "Lewis Rou: the Rou Manuscript", "Chess in Philadelphia", "Chess in Boston", "Lowenthal's visit to American", "Chess in New York", "Chess in New Orleans". Also contains 53 problems with solutions, a bibliography of chess works published in the Untied States to 1859 and a general account of the tournament proceedings.Condition:Spine heavily soiled and rubbed with the gilt truly dulled, previous owner's name on front end paper, some rippling to cover with corners rubbed through

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        Sectional map of the Territory of Kansas compiled from the field notes in the Surveyor General's Office

      St. Louis: John Halsall, 1857. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, upper cover titled in gilt, Colton ad for the front pastedown. With period pencil additions showing roads (or railroads?) principally between Kansas City and Louisville and with new boundaries to the Delaware Indian Reserve in Leavenworth County. 29 x 22 1/2 inches. Rare pocket map of Kansas Territory issued during the Bleeding Kansas conflict. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the region's settlers would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro- slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka and Lawrence (both identified on this map), with the border ruffians establishing their capital at Lecompton (prominently displayed on this map and labelled in all capital letters). This map depicts the eastern half of the territory, extending as far west as the Principal Meridian. Thirty-seven counties are names, along with numerous locations of Indian lands and reservations. Numerous towns and forts are shown, along with the principal roads and waterways. "Large detailed map showing the Indian Lands and Reservations, the Forts, Towns, Rivers; with accurate sections as surveyed to that date" (Eberstadt). This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Halsall's map, published in St. Louis, is considerably more rare than its Free Soil counterpart, issued by Whitman and Searl and printed in Boston. This is Heaston's third issue of the map, with the Kansas Indian Reservation identified, and the counties of Washington, Clay, Dickinson and Pottowottomie added. Eberstadt 113:273; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 346; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 9.

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        The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, According to the Improved Text of Edmund Malone, Including the Latest Revisions with a Life, Glossarial Notes and Index

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1857. In 15 volumes edited by A.J. Valpy, illustrated with 170 illustrations by various English artist, bound in 3/4 black polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, brown and green contrasting morocco labels gilt raised bands gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, small chip to head of volumes 11 & 15, scattered foxing throughout, contemporary owner's name within various volumes, some spots of rubbing. A very good set.. 12mo.

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        MEMOIRE SUR LA FERMENTATION APPELÉE (APPELEE) LACTIQUE. (Extrait par l'auteur) In Comptes Rendus Acad. des Sciences. Volume 45 (1857) pp. 913-916 THE BEGINNING OF BACTERIOLOGY AS A MODERN SCIECNE

      Paris:: Mallet-Bachelier,, 1857. First Edition. Near Fine. First Edition. Offered is the entire Near Fine volume 45 in early twentieth century marble boards and half-cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Scattered mild foxing. 4to. 1160 pp.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

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

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. The Household Edition. Half Leather. 12mo. finely bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards. All edges are marbled to match. A lovely edition. Very Good+ binding.

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        Life of Charlotte Brontë, Author of 'Jane Eyre,' etc

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1857., 1857. 2 vols., 8vo., engraved frontispieces. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, decorative broders stamped in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers, edges untrimmed, bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Internally fine, some lean to spine, contents shaken within case, volume 2 recased with replacement endpapers, some general wear to cloth; backstrips worn and frayed to extremities. Shows well nonetheless; a very good pair, now uncommon in the original cloth. Housed in a custom-made slip-case. FIRST EDITIONS.The great biography of the Nineteenth Century. This copy formerly belonging to Eric Quayle [1921-2001], the noted collector and bibliographer of Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction, with his pencil notes to first blank, and was sold as part of his library [lot 246] at auction through Bonhams in March and April 2004 [sale 14473], which attracted a great deal of interest from collectors and dealers alike. Mr. Quayle may have gone, but the books that he spent his lifetime preserving and describing are still circulating, and will do so for a very long time.

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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. DICKENS, Charles. LITTLE DORRIT. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition in book form, with all the major Smith first issue points, bound from the original monthly parts, with stab-holes present in the inner margins of gatherings. Original publisher's primary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth. Covers stamped in blind with a thin double-rule border enclosing a rectangular frame which contains a loop-scroll design in each corner and a string of sixteen beads along its inner edge; a globe-shaped design is stamped in the center of each cover. Original pale yellow endpapers. Forty engraved plates including frontispiece and vignette title. With the exception of the front inner hinge which has had expert and invisible restoration, this EXCEEDINGLY FINE copy is virtually faultless (cloth stunningly fresh and unworn with only a few minor spots, pages and illustrations remarkably unfoxed and in exemplary condition with just a little offsetting to a few of the illustrations, gilt bright and untarnished, all despite being nearly 155 years old), a remarkable and somewhat astonishing survival given its easily abused, always fragile, original publishers' cloth casing. LITTLE DORRIT, Dickens' second outraged literary visitation to the institution of debtors' prison (in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they had satisfied their creditors) is set in the Marshalsea where Dickens' own father had been imprisoned. One part social criticism and satire, one part poignant and heartbreaking love story, one part mystery and murder tale, LITTLE DORRIT contains a great blossoming of Dickens' deepest-felt writing and its fame, although inarguably enduring, lags behind that of his other many masterpieces in terms of recognition due to the initial unfair contemporary critical response it received from the press (despite its wildly enthusiastic reception by the public) as it exposed certain prickly holes in England's claim of a fairer society than yesteryear: industrial safety for workers, the hypocritical exclusionary class codes, and especially the notorious blunders of the British Treasury (portrayed in this novel as the astonishingly inept "Circumlocution Office") which did, for example and in fact, cause hundreds of "deaths by bureaucracy" for the soldiers at the Battle of Balaclava. LITTLE DORRIT has been adapted for the screen five times, the last two versions being the 1988 film starring Alec Guinness and Derek Jacobi and the 2008-2009 BBC/PBS award-winning adaptation by Andrew Davies. This particular copy is not only the FINEST KNOWN first edition of LITTLE DORRIT in original publisher's cloth, it is also without any doubt the possessor of the most distinguished provenance as it is THE BRETT-PARRISH-STARLING-SELF copy with the bookplates of Oliver Brett, 3d Viscount of Esher (1881-1963); Morris L. Parrish (1867-1944); Kenyon Starling (1905 -1983); and William E. Self (1921-2010), each the most distinguished collector of Dickens of their generation. With Oliver Brett's penciled initials and date, Aug 1923, to page 625 at the novel's end. Now housed in a new purple cloth clamshell case with black leather labels. Eckel, pp. 82-85; Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 307-330. Smith, Dickens, I, 12. . First Edition. Fine.

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      London: W.A. Mansell & Co., ca.1857-90.  Print of Rossetti's study for his Oxford Union Mural, from the photograph by Mansell, 8 x 11cm on thick paper mounted on 20 x 23cm card w/pencilled border, in original glazed wooden frame.  With Christie's stencil (CUS79) & label of the Ruskin Galleries, Birmingham, both to the frame's backboard.  Frame Good (mount stained from backboard bleedthru, & some marks to the wooden surround); print Near-Fine.

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        The Indian Chief and the Little White Boy

      H. C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Hardcover, no DJ, 1857. From the library of American artist and illustrator Leonard Baskin (1922 - 2000), with his personal bookplate to front pastedown (see The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin: A Catalogue Raissone 1948 - 1983, Fern & O'Sullivan, Little Brown & Co, 1984; pg 37, image 79). Also includes small circular sticker on front pastedown, with image of a porcupine printed in red; this is also an image by Baskin. Full bound red cloth boards, blindstamped designs to front and rear boards, gilt stamped lettering and design to spine. 1/16th inch loss of fabric at top of spine, corner rounding with tiny spots of wear through to underlying board. Binding is solid. Pencilled note on front free endpaper: "From Leonard Baskin library". On the second blank page is another pencil inscription: "1856 / A Present to Oliver Kendall / By J A Bruce / Boylston, Mass". A scarce collection of five stories for children: The Indian chief and the little white boy; The little flower girl; The drowned boy; Story of the petrel; A fox and her young ones. The title story tells the tale of the Howard family who settle in Indian territory in New York, and gain the trust and friendship of a powerful Indian chief by entrusting him with their young son for three days. The story perpetuates many stereotypes of Native American culture, and it fails to even recognize the plurality of cultures that existed. But notably for the time, this narrative also portrays many noble characteristics of the Indians, including loyalty, kindness, honor, and parental love. Other stories in this collection include morality and animal tales. Includes 11 full page engravings, and seventeen partial page engravings. Originally published in 1855.

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15cm (4to), bound in black morocco spine over faux-vellum boards w/gilt decorations & title & 5 raised bands to spine, metal clasps, red & white head-&-tail bands, a.e.g. w/gauffered edges, chocolate ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/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.  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "Sarah H. Brofden from Richard, Sale 1857."  Binding Near-Fine (ep.s chipped at edges); contents Very Good (1st & final few leaves foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing elsewhere, & a few sections sl. proud).  "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 26, de Beaumont 374, Goldman 395.

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        "La dictature de Sylla" : Manuscrit autographe complet inédit

      s.l.: S.n., 1857. Broché. 20x31cm. Précieux manuscrit autographe complet de 6 pages in-4, inédit, évoquant cet épisode de l'histoire de Rome. Ce récit, très documenté, semble autant une compilation de notes historiques que l'élaboration d'une toile de fond au destin épique de Sylla. Flaubert y évoque succinctement, bien qu'avec précision, les événements majeurs de l'Histoire et s'attarde plus volontiers sur les épisodes moins significatifs mais plus évocateurs de la démesure du personnage. Ainsi remarque-t-on, dès le début, une attention prêtée aux déplacements géographiques des différents protagonistes et la mise en exergue de leurs fins tragiques : "Catilina (…) lui creva les yeux, lui arracha la langue, les oreilles, les mains, lui rompit les bras et les jambes et lui coupa la tête enfin qu'il porta toute sanglante à Sylla puis il se lava les mains dans l'eau lustrale d'un temple voisin. Le cadavre du vainqueur des Cimbres fut exhumé, livré aux outrages et jeté dans l'Anio." Plusieurs références bibliographiques : "Mr D. n'a pas remarqué cela" ; "Selon Pline XXXVI 186" ; "v. p. 296 est-ce cela ? " soulignent la réflexion de l'auteur au-delà de la simple relation des événements. Il conclue d'ailleurs ainsi : "Sylla homme du passé voulant rétablir une société morte (...) se mit lui-même au dessus des lois (…) caractère commun à tous les acteurs de ce même rôle." Le manuscrit évoque bien évidemment l'intérêt de Flaubert pour l'Antiquité après le procès de Mme Bovary, "le besoin de sortir du monde moderne, où ma plume s'est trop trempée et qui d'ailleurs me fatigue autant à reproduire qu'il me dégoûte à voir" (lettre à Mlle Leroyer de Chantepie, 18 mars 1857). L'absence totale de mention de Carthage dans ce texte semble plutôt témoigner d'un écrit antérieur aux recherches historiques qu'il effectua pour Salammbô, d'une recherche encore ouverte, mais l'intérêt porté au potentiel "tragique" de personnages hors norme, aux antipodes de la "dramatique" actualité de Mme Bovary évoque son grand roman orientaliste. Depuis longtemps, le personnage exerçait une fascination certaine sur Flaubert : "Nous remarquerons d'abord le crime grand, politique et froid, dans la personne de Sylla : il accomplit sa mission fatalement, comme une hache, puis il abdique la dictature et s'en va au milieu du peuple ; c'est là un orgueil plein de grandeur, ce sont là les crimes d'un homme de génie." (Rome et les Césars, 1839). Paul Bourget évoque également cette passion de l'auteur : "Ses amis se rappellent encore avec quel frémissement il récitait tel morceau de prose, le dialogue de Sylla et d'Eucrate, par exemple : « Sylla, lui dis-je...» puis, s'arrêtant là de sa citation, il ajoutait : « Toute l'histoire romaine est là dedans...» et il l'y voyait, tant l'ensorcellement des syllabes agissait sur ses nerfs tendus." (Journal des débats politique et littéraire, 10 février 1884). Mais aussi épique fut-elle, l'histoire de Sylla manquait sans doute, à l'instar du manuscrit, d'une figure essentielle aux grandes œuvres de Flaubert : une femme. - S.n., s.l. _s.d., 20x31cm, 6 pages en feuilles. - 6 pages en feuilles

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