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        REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON SO MUCH OF THE MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. JAS. H. ADAMS, AS RELATES TO SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE. [with:] REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF SEVEN

      Columbia, S.C.: Steam Power Press Carolina Times, 1857.. 48; 40pp. Original printed wrappers, rear cover lacking. Front cover heavily worn, contemporary ownership inscription. Light wear and soiling, heavier to outer leaves. Good plus. Pair of reports on the slave trade, usually found separate but issued together. The first report is a rabid defense of slavery and the trade in human lives given by South Carolina governor James H. Adams. The report reads: "And no argument is necessary to show, that this is an essential element in our domestic and social systems, our political government and our foreign power; and hence, is unalterably interwoven with our destiny. With it we survive or perish....With these truths admitted, our system of slavery is believed, by your Committee, to be, not only unavoidable, but really the best form of society under which the resources of our country can be developed, and a healthy operation of our government sustained. That these are very seriously threatened will now be explained." Adams proposes the re-opening of the African slave trade, writing: "The surest inducement for the purchase of slave property is its cheapness, that is to say its cost as compared with its usefulness to the purchaser." The minority report was written by the committee's lone dissenter, James J. Pettigrew, the future Confederate general, killed during the war. The cover bears the ownership inscription of Captain Benjamin F. Pierce of the 35th U.S. Colored Troops, dated at Charleston, S.C. June 17, 1865. SABIN 87521, 61297.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Plates of Maclise's Surgical Anatomy, with the Descriptions. From the English Edition. With an Additional Plate from Bougery

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1857. 1st ed., 1857. 4to. Unpaginated. 36 plates printed in oil colors, after Baxter's process with multi-page descriptive texts. Modern red cloth with printed red leather spinal label. Very small light stain bottom corner (not affecting text) else very good plus. All plates bright.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        The Falls of Niagara. This General View above the English Ferry, Is by Special permission dedicated to Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria

      London: [Rudolph] Ackermann & Co., 1857. No binding. Good. A NOW UNCOMMON AND DESIRABLE AQUATINT ETCHING OF NIAGARA FALLS IN 1857 18" Height x 25" Width. This print is mounted to an acidic cardboard backing and a window mat is adhered to the recto. A long vertical scratch with some loss is present near the right edge. A few other small gouges/scratches are scattered throughout. Some toning/browning to sky region. Overall, good condition.& An aquatint lithographed etching of Niagara Falls titled "This General view from the English Ferry is by Special Permission Dedicated to Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria". This image is taken from a drawing by Lt. Col. Cockburn, and was engraved by Edge and published in London in 1857 by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand. Condition - & These are the second edition of his prints, issued in 1857 and dedicated to Queen Victoria. The first edition prints were published in 1833 and were dedicated to King William IV Edge, John, engraver, active circa 1833-1857., "This excellent view includes both the Horse-shoe Falls and the American Falls, with Goat Island between. The print gives a true impression of the immense size of the falls, of the enormous power of the falling water, and also of the stupefying noise. The `noise of this cataract has often been the object of admiration. We heard it distinctly when crossing the ferry at the distance of eighteen miles; the wind blowing from the north-west almost at right angles with the direction of the sound. Two gentlemen who had lived sometime at York [Toronto], on the north side of Lake Ontario‹ informed me, that it was not unfrequently heard there. The distance is fifty miles." (E.A.Talbot Five Years Residence in the Canadas 1824).& Cockburn, James Pattison, 1778-1847, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery, was posted to Canada from 1826 to 1836 during which time he made a number of drawing of North American scenes including of Niagara Falls. Six of Cockburn's images of the Falls were made into a superb set of large folio aquatints, first issued in 1833 and dedicated to King William IV. These prints were sold in England and North America, including being marketed as souvenirs at Niagara Falls itself. The prints were reissued in 1857, this time dedicated to Queen Victoria. Cockburn's prints are amongst the most desirable and well produced images of this famous scene. & Aquatints. Hand color. Cf. Eland: 127; Seibel: 22a.& "A very fine general view of the one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, taken from `amongst the finest depictions of [the Falls]‹ ever recorded'"(Spendlove).

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Chapman's Sectional Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys and other authentic Sources

      Milwaukee: Dyer & Pasmore, 1857 [lithographed by Ferdinand Mayer & Co., New York]. Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring. Folds into publisher's blindstamped green cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on upper cover, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. 24 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches. Lovely copy of Chapman's Iowa. This large, early map of Iowa shows each county divided into ranges, with the state's principal towns and numerous rivers identified, as well as both completed and proposed railroad routes illustrated. A printed note in the lower right corner, signed in print by Surveyor General Warner Lewis, states that "this Map of the State of Iowa was projected by Major Jas. A. Reid from the original plats on file in this office, and that it has been carefully compared and is correct." Chapman's map was first published in 1856, with this second issue, published by Dyer & Pasmore, published the year following. Later editions were published in the 1860s. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.337 (1856 edition).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Encyclopaedia of practical carpentry and joinery. Comprising the choice, preservation, and strength of materials, explanations of the theory and practical details, a complete system of lines for the carpenter, joiner, & staircase Builder

      Leipzig & Dresden / London: A.H. Payne / J. Hagger, 1857. [Published date c. 1856 / 57]. 4to. (28.5 cm) pp. [2], XIV, 236, [2]. 127 plates, some with color tinting. Numerous illustrations with the text. Scattered foxing and soiling; 2-3 plates age toned or browned; occasional corner crease; inner margin tear on "lines" plate #50 - neatly sealed. Bound in full contemporary black calf; front and rear boards with blind stamped center piece and ornamental attributes inside gilt and blind decorative perimeter frames. Re-backed preserving original spine. Inner hinges strengthened. Outer corner tips to boards neatly repaired.

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        A Pilgrimage Into Dauphine; Comprising A Visit To The Monastery of The Grande Chartreuse; With Anecdotes, Incidents and Sketches From Twenty Departments of France

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

      [Bookseller: Stonechat Editions]
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        The Origin and Progress of Printing. A Lecture delivered at Twickenham, April 8th, and repeated by desire at Richmond, April 21st, 1857

      [London]: Privately printed by the Philbiblon Society [with label on front pastedown], 1857. Thought to have been printed in fewer than 100 copies, with presentation from Bohn to the Rev. G.J. Masten. 8vo. 108 pp. Original brown morocco- backed boards, spine in gilt, uncut. Some rubbing, but very nice. Provenance: Rev. G.J. Masten . PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed and signed by the author first members leaf , "The Rev. G.J. Masten with the comps of Henry G. Bohn August 1859."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        MAP OF ROCKINGHAM CO. NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM PRACTICAL SURVEYS

      Philadelphia: Smith & Coffin, 1857.. Wall map, 56 x 56 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the southeast corner of the state. All the towns and villages of the county are outlined in color and several are shaded. Two large inset maps show details of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), while seventeen other inset maps show details of smaller town centers. Fifteen engraved vignettes show notable buildings and residences in the county, including Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. The map was drawn by the accomplished surveyor, J. Chace, Jr. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace produced some twenty maps of northeastern counties, mainly in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, but also in Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not in Rumsey, who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.751. RISTOW, pp.387-88.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Lettre autographe signée ("Fétis").

      Bruxelles, 9. II. 1857. - 2p In-8 (40 lignes). Longue et belle lettre à une chanteuse [madame Debain?]. Il a cherché à lui trouvé une place dans les "sociétés de Casino et philharmoniques" de Gand et Bruges. Le président du Casino de Gand lui a répondu "que M Henry Herz [compositeur et pianiste] était engagé pour le concert du jeudi [précédent] et qu'on n'aurait pas d'autre artiste étranger pour ce concert, parce que les chanteurs étaient déjà engagés" mais il pourra l'engager pour les concerts après les jours gras du Carnaval. Il n'a pas eu de réponse de Bruges. Il lui demande de dire à M. Debain, inventeur de l'harmonium, qu'il lui répondra "le plutôt (sic) possible". Il a été absent 10 jours et a trouvé 123 lettres sur son bureau et en a trouvé 57 autres en revenant de Paris. Il dit qu'il est parfois "tenté de prendre [sa] pension de retraite et d'aller [se] cacher dans un village où personne ne pourra le trouver" car cette "correspondance [le] tue". - Rare Ancienne collection Charles Vincens.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Boss Rig. The Patent for the BOSS RIG is dated September 23d, 1854, less than six months have passed, and during that very tempestuous season every opportunity has been had to test its merits ... "

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [An original watercolour drawing depicting members of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards]

      [London: circa 1857]. Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, signed lower right with initials 'HM', on paper (sheet size: 12 1/4 x 17 5/8 inches), laid down on early mount. (Some discolouration to edges of drawing, the mount heavily browned). A fine example of Marten's work, depicting the mid-19th century uniforms of the senior regiment in the British army. The Life Guards trace their origins back to four troops of Royalist horse guards raised in the 17th century. These were re-organised into two regiments of Life Guards in 1788. The first regiment served with distinction at Waterloo as part of the Hosehold Brigade, and at many of the major engagements throughout the 19th century. In 1877, the 1st Regiment of Life Guards were re-named the 1st Life Guards, and in 1922 they amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards. They are now part of the Household Cavalry Regiment. Little is known of Henry Martens beyond his work for the famous illustrated book publisher Rudolph Ackermann. Martens worked mainly in watercolour (as here), producing military subjects, and specialising in accurate depictions of the contemporary uniforms of the Army in Britain and India. His best known work Costumes of the British Army was published by Ackermann between 1849 and 1853 and included 44 hand- coloured aquatint plates. He did also exhibit his pictures: between 1828 and 1842 he exhibited 34 water-colours at the Society of British Artists and he also showed his work at the British Institution. A second version of the present image is in the famous Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library. Cf. Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, call number: GB-UO(Martens)-1stLG-1857f-1 (ASK Brown Call No.)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID

      London, Dean and Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857.. Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration occupying 3/4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of a scarce delightful book. The only copies we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      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 Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original terracotta sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. A little rubbed, short split at the head of the spine, , hinges cracked, light toning, some marginal foxing, one plate and the contiguous two leaves of text loose, a binding flaw, but overall a very good copy. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 7, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper, and with the extra leaf present. This copy also has a separately-issued 32-page pamphlet entitled "Index to Livingstone's Journal," loosely inserted. This contains the index paginated in continuation of the existing text, pp. 689-711 - see Bradlow No.8 - and the two corrected leaves "additional to the Third Edition." This supplement is extremely uncommon, COPAC listing Oxford only, OCLC adding just the Smithsonian. Rarely encountered as issued, occasionally bound in to rebound copies. Missionary Travels … covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east. "... perhaps the greatest of the African explorers... Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). A very good copy in the cloth, enhanced by the addition of a highly desirable bibliographic curiosity, and further by a gift inscription from the Quaker abolitionist Esther Sturge to her brother George and his wife; "To my very dear Brother & Sister George & Jane Sturge from their affectionate Sister, Esther Sturge, 1st 1st mo. 1858." The Quaker Sturge family were prominent in their support for a wide range of philanthropic and reformist causes, Esther had close contacts with the American abolition movement, corresponding with Maria Weston Chapman, and donating generously to organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the New England Freedmen's Aid Society; her brother Thomas looked after Robert and Mary Moffat's younger children while they were in Africa, their eldest daughter had married Livingstone in 1845.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      1857. The Missionary Position in AfricaAn Insider's ReportLIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean…With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1857.First edition, third state, with the lithographs facing pp. 66 and 225 both replaced with black and white wood engravings. Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 inches; 220 x 141 mm.). ix, [1, list of illustrations], 8, [2 (numbered 8* and 8[dagger]), 9-687, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. plus 8 pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated November 1, 1857. Folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of David Livingstone by William Holl after Henry Phillips (with tissue guard), twenty-one wood-engraved plates, folding printed table with wood-engraved illustration, two folding lithographed maps by John Arrowsmith with routes colored by hand in red (one in pocket at rear), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one full-page). Original light brown morocco-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Binder’s ticket (“Bound by Edmonds & Remnants. London”) on rear pastedown. Minimal foxing to first and last few leaves (primarily to engraved portrait). Short tear (1/2 inch) to outer blank margin of plate facing p. 588. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Minor rubbing to corners, some very slight discoloration to cloth on rear cover. Early ink signature of Thos. Cockburn, Berwick, on front free endpaper and front flyleaf. An excellent copy.“Livingstone’s contributions to European knowledge of African geography and ethnography remain virtually unequalled. In three major expeditions (1853-1856, 1858-1864 and 1865-1873), he covered a third of the continent, from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, observing and delineating regions previously unknown to white men; he was the first European to explore the Zambesi River, and gave Victoria Falls its present name. Livingstone also brought his powers of observation to bear on the native peoples he encountered, and was inspired by what he saw to entertain not only evangelical notions of their salvation, but political and medican ones as well. He was the first to disclose to the European world the terrible effects of the slave trade upon native populations; the horrors of this ‘running sore of Africa’ moved him to campaign actively for its abolition. He also provided an accurate account of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), along with the disease its bite produced in cattle; at the time the fly’s bite was thought to be (and perhaps was) harmless to man” (Norman Library).“Three states of the first edition have been identified. In the probable first state, the lithographed plates opposite pp. 66 and 225 are tinted brown and pale green respectively; in the second state, the lithograph opposite p. 225 is tinted brown and differs substantially from its counterpart in the first state; and in the third state, both lithographs have been replaced with black and white engravings” (Norman Library).David Livingstone (1813-1873) “became a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary…he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstone’s services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. He explored the Zambesi, Shire and Ruyuma rivers and found the salt lake Chilwa and Lake Nyasa…The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank” (Printing and the Mind of Man).Abbey, Travel, 347. Garrison and Morton 5269. Mendelssohn I, pp. 908-910. Printing and the Mind of Man 341.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Missionary Travels

      nbsp;London -John Murray, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very beautiful copy of one of the most famous exploration books in history, by the medical missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. First editionCollated completeFeaturing two fold out maps to the rear, a frontispiece of David Livingstone, a fold out plate to the front of Victoria Falls, and 47 illustrations in total. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, European maps of Africa were still largely blank. Yet, over the course of the latter half of the century in particular, these empty spaces were gradually filled in as a host of European explorers sought to shine light on the 'dark continent'. The motivations of these explorers were diverse, with exploration being associated, often simultaneously, with science, literature, religion, commerce and empire. Many would become famous and a few infamous as a result of their endeavours abroad. David Livingstone stands out as the most famous of all those nineteenth-century explorers that ventured into Africa. It is also no coincidence that Livingstone's first published narrative was one of the nineteenth century's best selling books. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa of 1857 created Livingstone's reputation as a heroic-explorer who made contributions to geography, medicine and science, the abolition of the slave trade, missionary endeavours as well as a whole range of other causes. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with only very minor rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with only the odd mark to pages and spotting to the first few pages. Alsowith a copperplate inscription to the titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

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

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        1857 TRAVELS South AFRICA David LIVINGSTONE First Ed

      London - John Murray, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition, second state, of one of the most popular travel works ever published in the English language, written by British Victorian hero, David Livingstone, explorer extraordinaire. With forty-seven illustrations, collated complete. Including twenty-four plates,nineteen in-text engravings, two maps, a portrait, and a frontis. With no lithographs. Withthe portrait of the author facing page 1, and the Victoria Falls fold-out frontispiece, from J. W. Whymper. 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. The title, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, evokes earlier accounts of southern Africa, notably by Philip and Moffat, but Livingstone's book stands out from these by reason of its intellectual breadth. . . When he came to write his book, he enriched a stirring narrative, told in conversational style, with insights acquired by informed eyes and ears, as well as with shafts of caustic humour -DNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked. Externally, firmly bound, with a little edgewear and marksto the original boards. With marginal spots or marks, prominent around the maps and plates. There are occasional tidemarks. Overall: VERY GOOD. An excellent copy of a work hard to find in acceptable condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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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        A Two Year's Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, The Falkland Islands, Patagonia and in the River Plate: A Narrative of Life in the South Seas. 2 volume set

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. G : in Good condition in original cloth. Cover lightly bumped. Slight darkening to page ends and browning to frontis plate of volume II. Half title missing from volume II. Ex-lib. - Cruising Association. Bookplates and gilt stamp on upper covers and number on spines. 1857. First Edition. Blue embossed hardback cloth cover. xv, 376pp; vii, 368pp :: 3 folding charts and plans and 6 chromolithographed plates :: 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5") :: The author was the captain of the vessel 'Allen Gardiner' and recounts his experiences of working for the Patagonian Missionary Society. In addition to the contents on the Falkland Islands, the appendix to volume II contains further details including a section entitled 'Remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement'. Also 'Summary of Geological, Botanical, and other Notes, Falkland Islands' .

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        Autograph telegram draft with initials.

      [Udine, 7 March 1857]. - Large 4to. ¾ p. Informing his mother Sophie of their safe arrival at Udine. - Slightly browned due to paper and some small defects to edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast:;Thence across the continent, down the river to Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London, John Murray. 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp. (x) + 687 + 8 adverts. Illustrated with 47 plates, line-drawings in text, folding frontispiece and folding maps. The folding map of Dr. Livingstone's Route Across Africa secured in inside pocket of rear board. Beautifully bound in recent half speckled calf with twin, maroon and green, title labels and gilt to spine, marbled boards, edges rough trimmed. A little browning to edges, occasional creasing, fingermarking and spotting. In all a lovely copy.

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        Mémoire sur la Fermentation appelée lactique. WITH: Mémoire sur la Fermentation alcoolique

      Paris: Victor Masson. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. First printings in original wrappers of the full versions of Pasteur's landmark papers, "often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison-Morton, citing the abridged version). "Fermentation, when Pasteur began to study it, was widely considered a purely chemical process... But Pasteur now stepped forward to claim that 'lactic yeast,' comprised of living organisms, was responsible for the transformation of sugar into lactic acid--of which sour milk and yogurt are common products. He published an audacious paper, 'Memoire sue la fermentation appelee lastique' ('Note on So-called Lactic Fermentation'), in 1857. Pasteur went on, in 1860, to treat of alcoholic fermentation, showing that all the various types and processes involved the presence of 'organic beings.' Control of the fermentation process, an enormous advance for industry, was the practical result of this work" (Simmons, Doctors and Discoveries). NOTE: A four-page abridged version of each paper appeared in 1857 in Comptes Rendus. Garrison-Morton 2472 and Dibner 198 (abridged edition). Norman 1653 (this edition). IN: Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 52 (1858), pp 404-18; and Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 58 (1860), pp. 323-426. Paris: Victor Masson, 1858; 1860. Octavo, original wrappers rebacked. Beautiful, fine copies in original wrappers.

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        The Fairy Family: a Series of Ballads and Metrical Tales Illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. Frontis. and title page by Burne-Jones - his first published work. Inside hinges cracking but still tight, spine faded and neatly repaired at extremities; cloth lightly spotted and worn at edges, still a very attractive copy with fine interior.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        THE FAIRY FAMILY: A SERIES OF BALLADS & METRICAL TALES ILLUSTRATING THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGY OF EUROPE

      London: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts, 1857.  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green rib-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, pale pink ep.s, 283 [xvi] +4pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/steel engraved frontis, prelim titlepage & wood engraved tailpiece, all after Burne-Jones.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  As in all copies examined, the pagination jumps from p.80 to p.[97]--but the text is nevertheless complete.  Binding Good (rebacked w/two-thirds of the original [darkened] spine laid down, corners sl. bumped, edges of covers moderately discoloured, & hinges mended); contents Near-Fine.  White 175-76, Reid 99 & 274, Osborne 37, Fredeman 92.1, Ray 182, de Beaumont 195, Goldman 305 (see also p.11).

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        THE NORTHWEST COAST; OR THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON TERRITORY

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Classic" Early Pacific Northwest History, withAuthorial Inscription and Fine Early Provenance. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). xvi, [ii], 17-435, [1] pp., [2] leaves (ads). FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown buckram, flat spine with gilt titling. With 28 illustrations by the author, most showing life on the Northwest frontier, 18 of these full-page, one a folding map. Front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "Mrs. C. W. Philbrick / with compliments of / the Author / James G. Swan / Port Townsend October 13th / 1876"; front flyleaf with neatly stamped signature of Ellen Philbrick; front pastedown with bookplate of Frederick V. Holman (see below). Tweney 74; Howes S-1164. Spine a bit sunned, extremities slightly worn, small patches of water(?) stains to boards, other trivial imperfections, but a really excellent copy, fresh and clean internally, and the original fragile binding still solid and generally well preserved. Described by Tweney as "one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana," this is the first edition of one of the earliest accounts of life in the region, and our copy has direct ties to important early settlers of the territory. James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) was born in Massachusetts, where he grew up fascinated by his seafaring uncle's tales of voyages to the Northwest coast. In 1850, he set sail for Washington Territory, settling in Shoalwater (now Willapa) Bay in 1852 and working there as an oysterman (he later became a trader). This book tells of his life in the years 1852-55, giving an account unlike most frontier memoirs because of the great interest Swan took in the native population of the bay. He became friends with a local chief, Toke, and his wife Suis, and from them collected important ethnographic information on the Indians of the region. According to HistoryLink, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history, "Swan's appreciation of and efforts to record Indian art, technology, history, legends, and language made him a rarity among early Washington settlers," the book containing "detailed descriptions of Indian homes, crafts, hunting and fishing tools and techniques, religious ceremonies, songs, games, vocabularies of the Jargon and Chehalis languages, [and] illustrations by Swan, who was an accomplished artist. The book also describes Swan's travels, often with Indian friends, around the Bay and its tributary rivers, to Chinook and Astoria on the Columbia River, and up the Pacific coast to Grays Harbor and the Quinault River." In addition to its value as an ethnographic and travel book, the work served to encourage the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. Our copy was presented by Swan to Mrs. C. W. (Ellen) Philbrick, wife of the editor and publisher of the Port Townsend newspaper, the "Argus." A subsequent owner was Frederick Van Voorhies Holman (1852-1927), apparently the first white child born in the county now encompassing Pacific City, Oregon, where his parents were early settlers. Swan mentions staying with the hospitable Holmans on his travels (p. 243). The Holman family later moved to Portland, where they became leading citizens.

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        CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VOLUMES 1-4

      Boston.: Little, Brown & Company., 1857. ...A COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET, FIRST MONOGRAPH 1857, - VOL. I- li, 452 pgs., VOL. II - 452-643pgs. plus 44 plates(2 plates in full color and a third in partial color); SECOND MONOGRAPH 1860, 1862, VOL.III - xi, 301pgs., plus 26 pg. EXPLANATION OF PLATES, plus 26 pgs. plates(2 in color and 1 fold out), VOL. IV - viii, 380pgs., plus 12pg. EXPLANATION OF PLATES, and 16pgs. plates (1 fold out).,... Brown library binding in very good condition, no call number on spines but other markings present... EXTRA - ILLUSTRATED WITH 86 CLEAN PLATES, 4 OF WHICH ARE IN COLOR, 1 PARTIALLY COLORED, AND 2 FOLD-OUT... ILLUSTRATORS INCLUDE ANTOINE SONREL, JACQUES BURKHARDT AND HENRY JAMES CLARK...Clean interior... Sound binding... MOST ELABORATELY PRODUCED AMERICAN ZOOLOGICAL PUBLICATION OF THE CENTURY... AGASSIZ, A SWISS BORN NATURALIST, WAS THE FOUNDER OF HARVARD'S MOST FAMOUS MUSEUM OF COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY. HE WAS A MAJOR SOURCE FOR CHARLES DARWIN...Blind stamps on title pages... Extra shipping charges apply for multi volume set...ALL IN ALL A VERY CLEAN TIGHT ATTRACTIVE SET.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Departure - Second Class; The Return - First Class

      London:: E. Gambart & Co 25 Berners St.,. 1857.. First printing. In fine condition. "The Departure – Second Class" and "The Return - First Class" are a pair of moralistic narrative works, a popular genre in Victorian times, and demonstrate the growing trend towards emigration, particularly to Australia. The Victorian artist Abraham Solomon depicts a family traveling second class to a port where the young boy will go to sea in "The Departure". In "The Return" the boy returns as a successful middle aged squatter in the first class carriage with his son and daughter. Both paintings by Solomon are held in the National Railway Museum UK . Of "The Departure" they write "The painting is a contemporary image of rail travel showing the discomfort of the lower classes traveling in a draughty bench-seated second class carriage. Despite their discomfort this shows how the railways opened up travel to the less wealthy as well as those with money. It also shows how the industry allowed travel nationally and internationally, with the posters in the background advertising passage to Australia highlighting the growing trend of emigration. " (National Railway Museum UK website). The advertising includes ship departures for Port Phillip and Sydney.& & Published 4th April 1857. Engraved by W.H. Simmons. 26 3/4 x 20 3/4" (image & text) on paper 32 1/4 x 25 1/4". Black & white, as issued.

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        List of Stones found Chiefly in the Barossa Ranges South Australia"

      Winchester,, 1857.. Three small notebooks, duodecimo, with altogether 84 pages of manuscript notes; one notebook scorched lower right corner with some very minor loss, another loose in its covers but otherwise all in good condition in original decorative coloured paper wrappers. An unusual small collection of geological field work concentrating on the Barossa Valley in South Australia.The geology of the Barossa Valley and elsewhere, as recorded by Henrietta May of Winchester in a clutch of quite charming notebooks, which are inscribed and dated (1857) in a clear hand. Evidently an amateur, she may be seen as representative of the burgeoning group of amateur women geologists in the mid-nineteenth century. Due to the restrictions on women entering the fields of science on a professional basis - the Geological Society of London admitted no women at all, not even as guests! - they were forced to pursue their interests on their own. These notebooks provide a good insight into the working methods of the author.The first two books must have been written during Henrietta May's travels, and slight wear to them is indicative of fieldwork. The script, though entirely legible, confirms this: it is unaffected, and in places irregular. The notebooks provide a systematic classification of minerals and stones collected by the author and identify their localities in detail.The first notebook is devoted chiefly to stones found in Australia, and in particular in the Barossa. Whether Henrietta May actually travelled to Australia is unclear: although a visit is certainly implied by the precise location given, we have found no record of her name in any of the obvious resources. If she did indeed visit the Barossa her presence might understandably have escaped the historical record as she would have been lost in massive crowds of people at the height of the gold rushes.The second notebook lists minerals found across Britain. The final book, clearly written in a different environment and indexed, is a breakdown of minerals and metals in their constituent forms. It is likely that the author used it as a guide on her travels as her fieldbooks are structured accordingly.As a group these notebooks are an attractive survival, and quite poignant evidence of serious investigations being done in geological science, traditionally a male domain, by a woman on her own.

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        Florigraphia Britannica;.... (4 Vols Complete)

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1857 Or Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain. 4 Volumes complete, uniformly bound in green cloth, decorative blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spines, decorative tooling and titles in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, tegs, all have the ownership stamp of James Almond, Clayton Lodge, Clayton-le-Dale, Nr Blackburn to either front of rear blank pages, pencil name to Vol 1. Volume 1, [36], 460 pp, 86 col pls (each with 6 species per plate a total of 524), [14] index. Vol 2, [30], 461-930 pp, 96 col pls, (525-1076 species images), [14]. Vol 3, [1], 932-1304 pp, 85 col pls, (1077-1566 species images), 80 pp supplement, (xxix), [14]. Vol 4, has its own subtitle page, The Ferns of Britain and their Allies:..... , synopsis of the Genera, [22], 9-136 pp, 29 B&W pls, [4] index,[4] adverts. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848 then reissued in 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered since then. Originally published in fascicles 1841-1848; reissued 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered or naturalized later. Vol. 3 includes suppl.: Synoptical table of the British plants arranged according to the natural orders. Vol. 4 has special t.p.: The ferns of Britain and their allies. An excellent set in wonderful condition, rarely found as such!

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        Florigraphia Britannica; or, Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain

      London - Groombridge and Sons, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A relatively scarce complete set of Florigraphia Britannica; or, Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain together with Ferns of Britain, and their Allies: Comprising Equisetaceae, Filicaceae, Lycopodiaceae, and Marsileaceae to volume four. Written by Richard Deakin and illustrated with numerous engravings. In four volumes complete. First edition thus. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848, andpublished in book formin 1857 with additional of descriptions of those plants which have been discovered or become naturalisedsince the Parts were published. With synopsises to front andindexes to rear of each volume and a supplement and a glossary to rear of volume three. Volume one has classes I to V; volume two has classes VI to XV; volume threehas classes XVI to XXIII andvolume four has class XXIV. With previous owner's ink annotation to front of volume one. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to volume one. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marksto boards and institutional lettering to spine. Slight splitting to cloth to some joints although generally firm. Two hinges stained, three tender. Internally, binding strained in places with some pages loosening to volume one. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks and institutional stamps. Overall: GOOD.

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        Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) 21./ L'oiseau de Paradis. (Buffon) 9/8 de la Grandeur naturelle/ Paradisea Apoda (Linnee)/ Nouvelle Guinee

      Paris & London: E. Savary et Ce. and Gambart Junin et C, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 21 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae. It is native to the Aru Islands a group of about 95 islands in eastern Indonesia, south west of New Guinea. The first published image of this species appeared in 1750 in George Edwards' Natural History of Birds (see vol.III, plate 110). Daniel Elliot, in his A Monograph of the Paradiseidae (1873) writes `For many years the Birds of Paradise have been known to all persons whose avocations called them to the Moluccas; and the earlier voyagers among those islands entertained strange views regarding these attractive creatures. Their beautiful plummage excited the admiration of the most indifferent person; and the strange tales related of them aroused the fears of the more superstitious of even the reckless mariners'. 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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        The Israel of the Alps;

      Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York: Blackie and Son,, 1857. A complete history of the Vaudois of Piedmont, and their colonies: prepared in great part from unpublished documents. Translated by the Rev. John Mongomery. With numerous illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo (215 × 132 mm). Finely bound in c.1900 brown full pebble-grained morocco, spines gilt in compartments, sides bordered by double gilt rules, turn-ins florally gilt-rolled, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated title page, folding map, and six engraved illustrations on seven plates (one a two-plate panorama). Ownership inscription. Extremities lightly rubbed, a few faint spots to early and late leaves. Excellent condition. A handsomely bound copy of the first Montgomery edition, telling the history of the proto-Protestant Christian sect the Waldensians, started in Lyons in around 1170, and surviving centuries of persecution in the Swiss Valley of the Vaudois. William Hazlitt's perhaps more sensationalist translation was published as "A History of the Persecutions of the Waldenses" by Ingram, Cook & Co. in 1852.

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        Letters from Cannes and Nice

      Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co, 1857 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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        The Professor

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857 First edition. Two volumes. 16 pages of ads at the rear of vol II dated June, 1857. Original dark grayish purple cloth. Floral patterns stamped in blind to covers, spines stamped in blind with two sets of small panels, each containing a floral design. Spines sunned with some wear at spine ends, edges lightly rubbed. Vol I: hinges slightly cracked and secure, small paper remnants to upper part of front cover and lower spine, two very small stains to spines. A very clean and tight unsophisticated set without usual restoration or repairs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of Her Majesty's Government, in the Years 1849-1855

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1857-1858, 1857. A magnificent 5-volume work with original endpapers, solid hinges, in near fine condition, with 15 maps, 60 tinted lithograph plates, and numerous woodcuts, mostly in text. A uniform set as issued with the first 3 volumes being Second Printing of the First Edition, the last 2 volumes are First Edition. Original cloth, with all titles to spine lettered in gilt. An important account of a journey into Central Africa, from Tripoli to the hinterland of the Gold Coast, with excursions in the region of Timbuctoo, undertaken on the orders of the British Government. In 1850 Barth joined Overweg and Richardson on an expedition, sponsered by the British Government to establish commercial relations with all states central and western of Sudan. Following the death of his companions, Barth was left to carry out the project alone! He made detailed maps and observations, many times for the first time. . First Edition.

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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.’s Government, in the Years 1849-1855-58

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman’s and Roberts, 1857. Hardcover. Five Volumes. The first three volumes are 'Second Editions'; Volumes IV & V are 'First Editions'. Octavos. xxxvi, 578, 24pp. of ads; xi, 676; xi, 635; xiv, 641, 24pp. of ads; x, 694pp, [1pp. errata] Appendices, Index. Illustrated with sixty tinted chromolithographs, fifteen folding maps and numerous woodcuts, one folding. Original green cloth with an embossed border design, and the spines lettered in gilt; with the armorial bookplates of a Stephen Allaway. Re-backed with original spines retained; internal hinges reinforced. Volumes II and III lack their half-titles; minor scattered foxing confined to margins and fore-edges; old dampstaining to the top margins of the last volume, affecting a few plates; corners lightly bumped; a Very Good+ set. // "Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, as his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he carefully documented the details of the cultures he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of peoples, and collected many. He established friendships with African rulers and scholars during his five years of travel (1850–1855). After the deaths of two European companions, he completed his travels with the aid of Africans. Afterward, he wrote and published a five-volume account of his travels in both English and German. It has been invaluable for scholars of his time and since.... Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Professor. A Tale

      London, Smith Elder and Co, 1857., 1857. FIRST EDITION: 8vo., 2 volumes. pp.294 + 2 (advertisements); pp.258 + 16 (advertisements). Elegantly bound in recent tan calf over marbled boards, twin red and black title labels with light gilt to spines; gilt rule to boards. Edges a little dusty, internally spotless. A superb copy . Charlotte Bronte's first completed novel, but published posthumously in 1857. The 'Professor' of the title escapes from a humiliating clerkship in a Yorkshire mill to find work as a teacher in Belgium, where he falls in love with an impoverished student-teacher, regarded as the author's most realistic feminist heroine. This novel endures today as both a harbinger of Bronte's later fiction and a compelling read in its own right. Smith [7], Symington p.40.

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        Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1857. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 25". Classic double page map of New York City including part of New Jersey and Queens and an extensive portion of Brooklyn. Upper Manhattan is shown as an inset. Map details streets, parks, notable buildings, wards and ferry routes. Light scattered foxing, a few tears. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.

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        Preliminary Chart of New York Bay and Harbor

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1857. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 30.25 x 26.5". This beautiful sea chart shows the waters around Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey leading out to the Atlantic Ocean. Produced by the U.S. Coast Survey, the chart includes extensive soundings and sailing directions, as well as substantial supplemental information. Below the title and scale are a note about measurement and two tables listing "Variations of the Magnetic Needle" and abbreviations used on the map. The upper right corner of the map features a table locating light houses and beacons and a table with information about the tides. The map is in very good condition and has been professionally conserved and lined. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which was first established in 1807. Over the course of the 19th century, the survey worked closely with the U.S. Navy to produce sea charts of the country's waters that could serve scientific as well as military functions. This crisp and bright sea chart of the waters around New York City is a beautiful document of this historical effort.

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