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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.

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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..

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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' .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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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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        Chemins de fer de l'Est: Album des vues les plus remarquables de parcours, dessinEes d'apres nature et lithographiEes par

      [Paris: Imp. par August Bry], 1857. (RAILROADS) First edition. Oblong folio. Title page with lithographed vignette, 30 hand-colored tinted lithographs by Maugendre. Publisher's purple morocco-backed boards, recased, preserving original gilt-stamped cloth laid down to covers, moirE endpapers, foxing to title page (not affecting vignette) and sporadic light foxing throughout, generally contained to margins. OCLC: no copies . A stunning series of finely colored lithographed views along the line of the Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est, from Paris northeast to Strasbourg, by Adlophe Maugendre,1809-1895 ("Les albums de Maugendre sont rares et recherchEs" - BEnEzit)

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        NARRATIVE OF EDWARD McGOWAN, INCLUDING A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S ADVENTURES AND PERILS WHILE PERSECUTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO VIGILANCE COMMITTEE OF 1856

      San Francisco. 1857.. 240pp. including seven full-page woodcuts within pagination. 12mo. Original printed paper wrappers. Light soiling and foxing to wrappers. Minor foxing to text, but generally quite clean. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case, spine gilt. McGowan was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of James King of William, but managed to escape the Vigilantes. He published this narrative to vindicate his conduct. When McGowan returned to San Francisco, he edited the weekly newspaper, UBIQUITOUS, in which he was free to rail against the Committee and its actions. "...a prime rascal, one of the truly colorful characters in California during the middle of the last century" - Graff. An intriguing view of the Vigilance Committee. COWAN, p.407. STREETER SALE 2822. GRAFF 2611. GREENWOOD 842. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 653. SABIN 43278. HOWES M103, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 132. ZAMORANO 80, 54. ROCQ 10310.

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        GODFREY'S NARRATIVE OF THE LAST GRINNELL ARCTIC EXPLORING EXPEDITION, IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, 1853-4-5; WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. ELISHA K. KANE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

      J. T. Llloyd & Co, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. Small 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth boards. Gilt lettering on front board. Good binding and cover. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Slight fraying to spine ends. Sunning to spine. Spine is slightly cocked. Minor darkening to inside front board. Owners inscription on upper inside front board. First blank leaf is torn extensively. Profusely illustrated. All illustrations and text are present and remain in tact. A rare find, especially in good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this unique collectible. Ships daily.

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        Traité d'anatomie pathologique generale et special ou description et iconographie pathologique des alterations morbides tant liquides que solides observees dans ls corps humain

      Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4 vols. (including 2 atlases). Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857-1861, large folio (464 x 293 mm), text: ii, 760 pp.; 733 pp., half titles; atlases: 46 pp.; 44 pp., together 200 engraved plates after P. Lackerbauer, most printed in colors and finished by hand. Unobtrusive library stamps to preliminary leaves and one stamp to each plate, often to lower right corner just inside or outside plate impression, very minor spotting and finger-soiling, all edges gilt, uniform contemporary half morocco over cloth, spines gilt (some wear, hinges repaired). Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute. A very beautiful, bright and clean copy. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates, 1803; Garrison-Morton 2297.1; Hirsch-H. III, 706; Goldschmid 198 ff. u. Taf. 40-41. First Edition. Monumental Atlas of pathological anatomy. "Lebert set out to cover both general and special pathology. The superb hand-coloured copperplate engravings of macro- and micropathology in this work are among the finest ever published" (G-M 2297.1). "Lebert's work covers a much wider range than that of Cruveilhier [Anatomie pathologique du corps humain...] or Carswell [Pathological anatomy...] and includes many examples of macroscopic and microscopic anatomy and pathology together with many illustrations of gross specimens. The text volumes provide detailed descriptions of both gross pathology and micropathology, the treatment of some plates amounting to short treatises in themselves. A brief history of pathology dating from the sixteenth century is also included. At the beginning of each atlas volume is a section which conveniently lists and describes each plate. The 200 hand-colored copper engravings are of superb quality and are reminders of the excellence of medical illustration during the nineteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates, 1803). "Eines der umfangreichsten und zugleich bedeutendsten Werke der Abbildungsliteratur. Bei Lebert findet sich farbiger Kupferstich in Mehrplattendruck auf der höchsten Stufe technischer Vollendung; für mazerierte Knochenpräparate auch einfach getönter Punktierstich, weiterhin sehr reichlich Aquatintamanier und fast regelmässiger Pinselretusche" (Goldschmid)..

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        A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage; With Numerous Incidents of Travel and Adventure During Nearly Five Years' Continuous Service in the Arctic Regions While in Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers 1857, 1st Edition. () xxii,(2),616pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in the original pebbled blue cloth. Original yellow coated endpapers. A nice clean copy internally. Folding map with a few old repairs. Tinted frontis. The rear of the front endpaper was used for a signout sheet for a contemporary bookclub! An attractive copy. Arctic Biblio. 682. Personal narrative of the surgeon on board HMS "Investigator" (Captain R. M'Clure) on the search for the missing Franklin expedition, 1850-1854. Having reached the Arctic Islands via Bering Strait, the ship became solidly beset at Mercy Bay, northern Banks Island and had to be abandoned there. Her crew hiked across the ice of M'Clure Strait to Dealy Island, where HMS "Resolute: and "Intrepid" were wintering; thereafter these ships wintered yet again off Cape Cockburn, Bathurst Island and in the spring of 1854 were in turn abandoned in the ice. Their crews (and those of "Investigator") hiked across the ice to the depot ship "North Star" at Beechey island; the latter vessel and the supply ships "Phoenix" and "Talbot" then brought them back to England. On the basis of this complicated journey M'Clure and his crew were recognized as having discovered the Northwest Passage. Very scarce in this condition..

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        Twelve Months With the Bashi-Bazouks

      London: Chapman and Hall. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Cloth. 220 pp., 4 pp. publisher's advertisements dated 1856. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt spine title. Previous owners names (3) on ffep, title page and page 1. Three hand-coloured plates show an Officer, an Arab soldier and an Arnaout soldier. Cloth on front board has bubbled up in spots. Corners bumped ang rubbed, spine ends worn. Upper inside corner of rear board, rear endpaper stained. Text has a number of passages where last names were identified with initial only, a previous owner has written out the names in the margins the first time they appear. A first-hand account of the Crimean War. Money left England to take part in the war, joining the Bashi-Bazouks in July 1855, a band of mercenary troops fighting as irregulars with the Ottoman army.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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

      Stockholm:: Norstedt & Soner,. 1857.. 4to. 7-3/4" x 6-3/4". 1st printing (cf. Forbes #2193, incorrectly noting an 1856 publication date). 27, [1] pp. Text in two columns, Swedish & English.. Lacks wrappers, with last leaf detached.. Age-toning. The odd stain. A VG copy.. Forbes #2193 notes a date of 1856, listing the copy at Hawaii State Archives. We have checked that copy, which also has the 1857 date on p. 28. Both copies recorded by OCLC note an 1857 imprint date, as here.

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        The Canadian Settler's Guide

      The Office of the Toronto Times, Toronto C.W.(Canada West) 1857 - Bound in new brown morocco gilt lettered on spine. New endpapers. 218 pp. Appendix 40 pp and 48 pp additonal appendix. 5 illustrations, 2 full page. This the seventh edition considerably enlarged with a preface by Traill dated January 1st 1857. Ink name to front blank. Some minor foxing to title page and rear pages o/w a remarkably clean copy in new fine leather. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times" 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 engineer and machinist's assistant : being a series of plans, sections, and elevations of steam engines, spinning machines, mills for grinding, tools, &c. taken from machines of approved construction at present in operation [complete in 2 volumes]: With descriptions and instructions for drawing machinery (by D. Scott,) also, an introduction and essays on various departments of machinery

      Glasgow : Blackie & Son 1857 - Physical description: 2 v. ; 38 cm. Contents: [1]: Text. - [2]: Plates. Subjects: Mechanical engineering -- Machinery -- Mechanical drawing. Notes: Vol. 2 has engraved title page. Good copies bound leather-backed, marbled paper-covered boards. Spine bands worn, with wear and rubbing to the panel edges. Lacking spine title labels. Front panel of volume 2 is lacking marbled paper covering. Some surface wear and scuffs to spine covers and boards as with age. Minor, marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. and scattered through plates volume. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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