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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Fresken-Cyklus des Schlosses Runkelstein bei Bozen. Gezeichnet und lithographiert von Ignaz Seelos. Herausgegeben von dem Ferdinandeum Innsbruck

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1857

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Little Dorrit

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        BROADSIDE ADVERTISING SALE OF 122 NEGROES, CHARLESTON, FEB. 18, 1857

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

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        POEMS

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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Madame Bovary

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustre de L'ESPAGNE ET DU PORTUGAL

      GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRIELLE., 1857. PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS POLITIQUES ET PHYSIQUES, LA DISTRIBUTION GÉOGRAPHIQUE DES PLANTES CULTIVÉES. les villes industrielles, les ports commerciaux, les principales mines exploitées, les chemins de fer, les routes et les canaux. A new illustrated map of Spain and Portugal presenting the political and physical divisions, the geographic distribution of cultivated plants. The industrial towns, commercial ports, the major active mines, the railways, the roads and the canals. . Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition; slight tears in the top and bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. Size: 83.5 x 59.5 cm. (33 x 23½ inches) An interesting view of Spain and Portugal from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various regions of the two countries on either side of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area, its landscape, fauna, and flora, as well as inhabitants of the regions and their customs. These include all regions of Spain and Portugal as well as Baleares. The actual map has towns, ports and railways marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, which this map is a part of.

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        Organisations-Statut für die Kaiserlich-Königliche Armee

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

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        MANSFIELD PARK

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

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

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

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

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1857. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition, with the exception of being trimmed a bit close to the image at the top and bottom, cutting into the text slightly at bottom. 14 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches. 14 3/8 x 21 inches. Published in 1857, The Gardens of England was a series of 24 plates depicting the diverse luxuriant gardens of various distinguished English mansions. The mid-nineteenth century was a period during which the traditional aesthetics of garden design underwent a significant change in England, as innovative ideas and concepts were being continually introduced and explored. Brooke's publication embodies the eclectic nature of Victorian garden design and constitutes an important visual survey of the varied styles that were popular among the wealthy and fashionable. Little is known about E. Adveno Brooke, other than that he exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution between 1853 and 1864 and his most significant publication was The Gardens of England. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 392; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 2, p. 842.

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        THE CONFIDENCE-MAN: HIS MASQUERADE (CONFIDENCE MAN)

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

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        GEMME D'ARTI ITALIANE

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

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        New Discoveries

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

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        Barchester Towers

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

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

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map of America

      London: James Wyld, 1857. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20 5/8" x 23 3/8". Beautiful double page map of the Western Hemisphere and the South Pacific. Details major cities, waterways and topographical features. In excellent condition with light toning and expert repair to centerfold.

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        A Report and Treatise on Slavery and the Slavery Agitation. Printed by Order of the House of Representatives of Texas, December, 1857

      Austin, TX: John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857. Complete: Salmon colored cover, 81 pages, 1 blank page, 6-page List of Works on Slavery. Sound binding with intact spine. Clean pages with a few very light smudges. Light wear; owner's information and two ink spots on the front cover. Faint vertical crease to the first half of the pamphlet. In 1857 some members of the Democratic Party in Texas proposed that the African slave trade be re-opened, reasoning that an influx of African slaves would speed the growth of Texas, increase the state's productivity, and broaden slave ownership among the general public. Several Texas newspapers supported the proposal, including Austin's "Texas State Gazette" and Houston's "Tri-Weekly Telegraph". In November, 1857, Representative John Henry Brown of Galveston introduced a series of resolutions in the Texas legislature calling for removing federal restrictions on the African trade which had been officially outlawed in the United States in 1808. The Committee on Slaves and Slavery studied the issue and published its report in this pamphlet, urging Congress to abolish all laws hindering the slave trade but recommending that Texas take no independent action due to the controversial nature of the issue. The Committee also went on record in agreement with the underlying principles of Brown's resolutions that African slavery was just and humane, that importing more Africans would ease the lot of those already enslaved, and an increase in the slave population would be a boon to the Texas economy.. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Edifices de Rome moderne (4 Tomes - Complet). Edifices de Rome moderne ou Recueil des Palais, Maisons, Eglises, Couvents, Et Autres Monuments Publics et Particuliers les plus Remarquables de la Ville de Rome.

      Bance didot 1857 Dessinés, Mesurés et Publiés par Paul Letarouilly, 3 vol. grand in-folio (format en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée, couv. brochée cons., Bance, 1856-1857 (Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1852, sur couv.) et 1 vol. in-4 relié, Bance, Paris, 1857, XXVII-770 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Bien complet des 354 planches, en feuilles, et du volume de texte relié. Avec le Plan topographique de Rome (fort. frotté et rouss.). Brunet, III, 1021 ; Etat satisfaisant (fortes rouss., chemises fort. frottées) pour cette oeuvre impressionnante. "Work on the Edifices marks a turning point from classical and neoclassical veneration of the past (including an interest in its complementary opposite, Gothic architecture) to nineteenth century eclecticism, with its connection with Renaissance and baroques examples. Letarouilly's work is an important link between the efforts of Percier and P. F. L. Fontaine and the later developments of the 19th century ... The Edifices was one of the most important reference books for the architect and the architectural student of the last half of the 19th and the first quarter of the 20th century". Millard, French Books, 102 Français

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        Map of America

      James Wyld London: James Wyld, 1857. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20 5/8" x 23 3/8". Beautiful double page map of the Western Hemisphere and the South Pacific. Details major cities, waterways and topographical features. In excellent condition with light toning and expert repair to centerfold.

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        LECONS ELEMENTAIRES DE BOTANIQUE FONDEES SUR L'ANALYSE DE 50 PLANTES VULGAIRES ET FORMANT UN TRAITE' COMPLET D'ORGANOGRAPHIE ET DE PHYSIOLOGIE VEGETALE

      Edito nel 1857 in Paris , in 8°, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro, pagg. 558 , con 50 raffigurazioni di piante in silografia e testo esplicativo. Buon esemplare.

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        CHRONICA? Parmensis Ordinis Minorum ex Codice Bibliothecae Vaticanae nunc primum edita.

      Fiaccadori 1857 gr. vol. in-4, pp. XIV, (2), 424, leg. m. pelle coeva con fregi e tit. oro al d. Titolo della collana "Monumenta historica ad provincias Parmensem et Piacentinam pertinentia", come si evince dall'occhietto. Bell'esempl. [129]

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        REPORT Of An OPERATION For REMOVING A FOREIGN BODY From BENEATH The HEART. Published by the San Francisco County Midico Chirugical Association as a Additional Paper to its Transactions for the year 1857

      San Francisco:: Whitton Towne & Co., Printers and Publishers,. 1857.. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st printing (Cordasco 50-0405; Cowan II, p. 143; Greenwood 813). 9, [1 (blank)] pp. Old print-out of an ABE book listing laid-in.. Modern marbled paper wrappers.. Light, old faded evidence of damping, mostly in margins. Foxing. A. VG copy.. Cooper a renowned physician of his day, founder of the first medical college on the Pacific Coast, at the University of the Pacific. This paper describes a 'daring' procedure wherein Cooper removed a 'slug of iron' from one B. T. Beal of Springfield, Tuolumne County. Seems Mr Beal, and a few friends, "in a frolicksome mood, resolved to burst an old gun, and accordingly loaded it with about eighteen inches of powder, to which they connected a slow match and then endeavored to seek security by flight." He failed. The 'slug of iron' entered Mr Beal below the left armpit and lodged under his heart 'upon the vertical column', where it remained for 74 days until Dr Cooper removed it. The patient recovered, said improvement in health to such a degree "as not to be recognized by medical men present at the operation". No copies at auction these last 30+ years [per ABPC & Am Ex]; we know of one copy sold a couple years ago through the trade. A rare item, known as one of the earliest published accounts of a California surgical procedure.

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

      Toronto, C. W.: Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times", 1857. 7th. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo., 4.25 in x 7.5 in, xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1[14], 40, 1(blank), [48]pp. 8vo, original brown boards, 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). Very worn on the Spine with torn paper labels with words Settler's Guide. Insides pages reasonably clean for poor paper and very light foxing in some places. Hinges cracked and splitting. Top and bottom of spine split and cracked. 1 leaf with corner torn away not affecting printed text, spine faded, front hinge starting, clean and very good. Page 17 appendix torn bottom right not affecting text., 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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        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).

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        RIME.

      Tip. Ristori 1857 In-16 p. (mm. 153x105), cartonato coevo, copertina orig. verde con fregio tipografico applic. al piatto anter., pp. (6),93,(3). "Edizione originale" di grande rarità. Opera prima del Carducci, dedicata a Giacomo Leopardi e Pietro Giordani; contiene 25 Sonetti e 13 Canti e fu impressa in 520 esemplari di cui XX in carta distinta a spese dell?Autore. Il ns. appartiene alla tiratura di 500 su carta comune. Cfr. Parenti ?Rarità bibl. dell?800?,II, pp. 58-60: ?Delle otto pp. preliminari, le prime due sono bianche.? - Salveraglio, n. 12. Alla ns. copia mancano le prime 2 pp. bianche. Esemplare ben conservato.

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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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        Little Dorrit

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

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        STERLING SILVER SUGAR SIFTER. Fiddle Pattern by William Chawner [London], with Dickens' 'CD' Monogram Engraved to Spoon Handle

      Gads Hill:. 1857 - 1870.. Tray: 5-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1". Spoon: 6" in length; 1-3/4" bowl. Cf. Sothebys, July 24, 1978, #385.. Usual dark patina found on sterling siver. A VG good item.. This personal artifact from the Inimitable's table accompanied by a card with holograph note by Dickens' Sister-in-Law, Georgina Hogarth, attesting to the item's use by Dickens, and his family: "I certify that the silver sugar sifter was used in the sitting-room, at Gads Hill by my brother-in- law, Charles Dickens, from the time of his going there to live until his death on 9th June, 1870."

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        Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. Bd. 2 (af 2): Det søndre Inspectorat.

      Kbhvn. 1857. Illustr. med 10 litografier (9 i farver) og 3 udfoldelige kort. V + 416 + 172 s. Samt. hlvlrd. med svage brugsspor. Bind løst. With 10 lithograps (9 in colour) and 4 folding maps. Contp. half cloth, hinges weak. Binding loose. Stamp on title

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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

      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 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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        The Virginians

      First Edition. 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. Original Wraps. Book condition: Very Good

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