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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee & New York: Dyer & Passmore (Milwaukee) and A.S. Barnes (New York), 1857. Folding pocket map lithographed by F. Mayer & Co., full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into original brown cloth- covered boards, blocked in blind on covers, lettered in gilt on upper cover. A lovely map, brightly coloured, in very good condition. 35 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches. Rare issue of Chapman's map of Wisconsin and the first to depict the entire state. First issued in 1853, with successive editions in 1855 and 1856, Chapman's pocket map of Wisconsin depicted the southern half of the state, i.e. the area surveyed at the time of the map's publication. In 1857, the present issue was published, extending the map northward via a joined second sheet to depict the entire state. A publisher's advertisement from 1857 shows the map being offered for sale either as just the "south part" (at $.50) or the "whole state" ($1.00). Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. After partnering briefly with the printer Philetus C. Hale, he set up on his own in 1850: it was during this period that his most important maps were published. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 1077 (1853 issue).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden under befäl af C.A. Virgin. Aren 1851-1853. Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser Pa. H. Maj: T.Konung Oscar Den Förstes befallning utgifna af K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien. [Three Volumes in Five]

      Uppsala & Stockholm: Almovist & Wiksells Boktryckeri, 1857 - 1910. First edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good or better mostly unopened (uncut) and untrimmed copies, minor edge wear, scattered foxing, mainly marginal, including a few plates, mostly in the Insecta volume, else plates and maps about fine. 4to. Illus. with 54 lithographic plates and 1 shaded folding map. In Swedish. Three volumes in five parts: Andra Delen. Zoologi.1. Insecta (1858-1910).; Andra Delen. Zoologi. 2. Arachnider (1910); Andra Delen. Zoologi. 3. Annulater (1857-1910). Tredje Delen. Fysik (1858-1910); Första Delen. Botanik (1857-1910). In this voyage, the Frigate Eugenie was the first Swedish vessel to complete a circumnavigation of the Globe. Captained by Rear Admiral Christian Adolf Virgin (1797-1870), and with a crew of 340, the ship left Europe in October, 1851, stopping at Rio Janeiro and La Plata, passed through the Straits of Magellan, then on to Valparaiso, the Gallapagos, Panama, the Sandwich Islands, San Francisco, Otaheite, the Friendly Islands and Sydney, then into the Indian Ocean and from Australia she went to the Caralinas and the Ladrones, Canton, Manila, Singapore, Batavia, and the Mauritius. Nils Johan Andersson (1821-1880) was chief Botanist, the zoological work was directed by Johan Gustaf Hjalmar Kinberg (1820-1908), and the physical science observations were conducted by Anders Jonas Ångström, Karl Johan Johansson, and Carl Skogman. Though much of the material was published in pieces in the nineteenth century, the work did not reach this final form until this edition of 1910.

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        ORIGINAL OVERSIZE SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF GERTRUDE ATHERTON BY ARNOLD GENTHE

      Mat in Good condition, photograph Fine. A beautiful large (10-3/8" x 13-1/4") silver print portrait of writer Gertrude Atherton (1857 - 1948) SIGNED by the photographer in pencil "Arnold Genthe/N.Y." below the image on the original 14" x 18" mat. Lovely, soft image of this writer best known for her books on California by a photographer also strongly connected to that state. On the verso of the mat are two small New York Historical Society stamps, one dated 5 May 1943, as well as the penciled date 16 March 1943. Various chips and tears, some large, along the margins of the mat, but none coming close to either the photograph or Genthe's signature.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Antike Ruinen im Hintergrund die römische Kampagna., Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1857 - Datiert "Rom den 7.ten Mai 1857" und bezeichnet "Torre (".")ave" Papperitz fertigt eine als weites Panorama angelegte Zeichnung. Im Mittelgrund ragen Ruinen in der Ebene auf. Der Betrachter schaut von einem etwas in der Ferne liegenden und erhöhten Standpunkt auf die sich vor ihm ausbreitende reizvolle Landschaftsstudie. - Oberer Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Kleinere Braunfleckchen im Rand, an den Seitenrändern teilweise etwas stärker. Ein winzige Kratzspur im Unterrand, außerhalb der Darstellung. Ganz schwache, nicht störende Knickspuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 20,2 x 57,8 cm. Auf festem Velin.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1852, 1853, AND 1854, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE M. C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      New York.: D. Appleton & Co., 1857. ... [xvii, 537pp]... Black textured leather spine and corners, grey cloth boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, AEG... INCLUDES RARE SUPRESSED BATHING SCENE LITHOGRAPH... Many plates are colored... Lacking lithograph entitled "View of Hong Kong from East Point"... This is one of the most important expiditions to the East led by the very knowledgeable Commodore Perry... Includes index... Heavy volume, additional shipping and handling will apply.... Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior Volume I Only

      Washinigton D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857. Foxing on title page. Foxing on pages in front and throughout. This book is from the library of the McClure Working Men's Institute from Decatur Ind. One map is torn--almost whole way but rest are attached.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 9" By 11 1/2". Government Printed.

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        Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education

      1857. Bruyere, J.M. Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education in Upper Canada, and Rev. J.M. Bruyere, Rector of St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto, On the Appropriation of the Clergy Reserve Funds; Free Schools vs. State Schools; Public Libraries and Common Schools Attacked and Defended. Rev. J.M. Bruyere for the prosecution, Dr. Ryerson for the Defence. To Which is Appended a Letter from the Right Rev. Dr. Pinsoneault, Bishop of London, C.W., to Rev. J.M. Bruyere, on the Subject of the Late Controversy with Dr. Ryerson. Toronto: Leader and Patriot Steam-Press Print, 1857. 108 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to title page, light toning to text, printing flaw to p. 16 (with no loss to legibility), internally clean. * First edition. A church-state controversy involving the use of public funds to finance the common school system to the detriment of Catholic sectarian schools. The Clergy Reserve funds were intended for Catholics and Protestants alike. To avoid dissension the legislature decided instead to devote the funds to educational resources for the common school system and public libraries. Rev. Bruyere, representing Catholic interests, protests the use of Catholic and Protestant money to bolster common schools where religion is "banished ... where the child of Christian parents must be taught practically that all religious systems are equally pleasing ... be he a believer in the immutable decrees of eternal reprobation or a follower of the imposter Joe Smith." OCLC locates 14 copies worldwide, none in North American law libraries. We located 1 copy, however, at Osgoode Hall, York University. See Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:59 for related publications, missing this. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 74551.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Woman's Love; A Romance of Smiles and Tears!

      London, Willoughby & Co., [1857] - 296p., 6p. adverts. Original purple, blind-stamped cloth, gilt illustration on upper board, gilt illustrations and lettering on spine, frontispiece and 19 other full-page plates by Alfred Crowquill. Previous owner's attractive bookplate on front endpaper, discolouration to lower section of front board, light wear to extremities. An about very good copy of this third edition unrecorded by Sadleir, Miller/Macartney or Ferguson. (F4371 lists the possible and unseen 1846 first edition). Part of the novel is set in New South Wales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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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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        The Fairy Family: A Series of Ballads & Metrical Tales Illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. first edition; xv, 283, 4 (catalog) pp., lacking pages 81-96, as issued; Edward Burne-Jones engraved frontis., half-title page, and circular tailpiece; original blind & gilt stamped decorated green cloth, remnants of an old book plate to the front paste down, slight spine slant, spine slightly faded and chipped at head, else overall near very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ehon Toyotomi kunkoki (The Meritorious Journal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

      The rare volume 7 in 10 books, from the first issue of this classic multi-volume fictional work, complete with the 85 woodblock prints on the exploits of the regent and legendary general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, exclusively designed by Hanzan. Book 1 begins with a suite of 10 full-page, 142 x 184 mm, 5-colors prints in charcoal, gray, black, white and pink, including 8 featuring detailed portraits of Hideyoshi and there are 75 full-sheet, 284 x 184 mm b/w prints, a number showing large-scale troop engagements, with depictions of sieges, troop dispositions, legendary martial encounters, musket fire, and a massive amphibious assault. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean, crisp and fresh except mikaeshi with 2 fore-edge tears, the first few sheets in Book 1 with bottom edge soiling, a few sheets in Books 8 & 9 with minor top corner creasing,. The 10 books are entirely without worming. Many of the woodblock prints are fine impressions: a few exhibit light block wear. Covers: clean, the inkless woodblock prints sharp with fine detail, some wrappers with pale spots, wrappers of volume 1 significantly bowed, other volumes slightly bowed. Bindings: excellent. Title Slips: slight soiling: a few at borders with 1 or 2 small edge chips. SIZE: As issued: Covers: 22.2 x 15.3 cm (8.74 x 6.02 inches). Pages within a single ruled border are 142 x 184 mm or 5.59 x 7.24 inches (size of the color prints). Full sheet prints, (2 facing pages within borders), are 284 x 184 mm or 11.18 x 7.24 inches. FORMAT: Publisher's turquoise wrappers, all decorated with the identical embossed design of repeating flowers and arabesque stems, sewn with violet cord in 4-stab-holes fukuro-toji bindings, corners capped with matching violet kadogire (protective caps). Title Slips (Daisen): Publisher's 29 x 163 mm buff paper slips, printed in black with black borders, mounted on the upper wrapper of each book, its number at the foot of each slip. PAGINATION: Volume 7: 10 books: confirmed complete, 648 pages with 324 sheets, 314 numbered, with yellow mikaeshi (title page) with decorative borders, printed in black with 3 columns (title in central column), introductions to each book in 6 columns decorated with an identical repeating decorative fruit & floral border design, these texts totaling 11 pages, the introduction in Book 4 the only one on numbered sheets, all books stamped with 3 seals in red on rearmost page, afterword on final page in Book 10, illustrated with 85 prints, a suite of 10 full-page color prints in charcoal, gray, black, white and pink following after the mikaeshi in volume 1, (opening with a beautiful, decorative landscape print with repeating botanical elements anchored with lions at the corners and a bird in flight above, (done in a geometric style), followed by 8 prints featuring Hideyoshi, the suite of color prints, ending with a moonlit portrait of a woman), and 75 full-sheet b/w prints, quite a few with portraits of Hideyoshi in situ and many showing armed forays, massed battles, including an amphibious assault, one with use of firearms, one showing the disposition of forces before battle, several showing the enormous human cost of war including the wholesale destruction of villages and the taking of heads as trophies. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 1 copy for the 7 volumes published in 1857 (at Library of Congress). HANZAN: lived and worked in Osaka, specializing in surimono prints, but he was also a distinguished book illustrator [Mitchell, and Brown]. TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI (1536-1598): Oda Nobunaga's most famous general, unified Japan in 1582, ushering in the Momoyama period and became regent (kampaku). Hideyoshi was not born into a noble family or even born samurai and he became a living legend in Japan for his achievements. He set out to conquer China, by first invading Korea, but was repulsed with heavy losses. Hideyoshi had a hand in most of the major events bridging the Sengoku and Edo periods. The character, Nakamura in James Clavell's novel, "Shogun" is based upon him. After Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun and initiated the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600-1868) that ruled from Tokyo, he left in place many of Hideyoshi's decrees, including the establishment of a census, the eradication of slavery, and the disarming of all peasants. PRINTING: The set was such a giant publishing endeavor that Kornicki records there were 42 contributing publishers. The initial production (1857-1860) was 70 books in 10 volumes and it was then expanded. REFERENCE: Waseda University catalog. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        MADAME BOVARY Moeurs de Province

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. 2 volumes. First edition, the first state with the dedication leaf reading 'Senart' rather than 'Senard.' 12mo, in a handsome signed binding by Creuzevault of full crushed blue morocco, lettered in gilt on the spines, original wrappers retained and bound in. The binding is noticeably unadorned, probably intentionally so as to not draw attention to the controversial title within. [8], [5]-232;[ 4],[233]-490 pp. FIRST EDITION AND FIRST STATE of Flaubert's first published work, considered his masterpiece and a masterpiece of 19th century literature. It is a seminal work of Realism and one of the most influential novels ever written. But, When it was first serialized in 'La Revue de Paris' between October and December of 1856, the novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors. The resulting trial, held in January 1857, made the story notorious. After Flaubert's acquittal in February it was published in book form and became a bestseller, but not one without controversy. In style, the book makes a striking impression. The precision and brevity of detail is unexcelled, and the novel has often been described as a "perfect" work of fiction. It is among the most imitated novels ever written, critic James Woods once said, "...[its] influence is almost too familiar to be visible". Henry James once wrote, "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment.

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        Original Ink Wash Drawing of Mr. Nick Goodwin

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

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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: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857.. 81,[1],vi pp. Original printed green wrappers. Wrappers worn along edges and with a few small tears; worn along spine. A few scattered light fox marks. Overall, very good. A scarce antebellum Texas report on slavery and the slave trade, including a very early bibliography of printed works on slavery. John Henry Brown was chairman of the committee that produced this report, which urges Congress to abolish all laws hindering the slave trade, with lengthy reasons why it is in Texas' interest to do so. Several arguments are given in favor of the legality and practicality of slavery and the slave trade. Of great interest is a six-page "List of Works on Slavery," which was "compiled by a Southern Editor." This is a very early bibliography of American works on the subject, covering both nonfiction and fiction, and with informed annotations. Almost all the works listed carry a strong pro-South, pro-slavery viewpoint. The last copy of this Texas report that we can find offered for sale was from the Eberstadts in the 1960s. A scarce work on Texan views toward slavery in the years immediately before the Civil War. WINKLER 958. EBERSTADT 165:70.

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        Medicinal Plants Growing or Cultivated in the Islands of Mauritius.

      Printed at the Cernéen Printing Establishment,, Mauritius 1857 - 8vo. xiv, 177p. [ small outer margin worm mark] includes indexes in English and French. half calf marbled boards. Super Copy Rare Title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Souvenirs of Travel / by Octavia Walton Levert - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      Mobile ; New York : S. H. Goetzel, 1857. 1st Edition. References; Sabin 40750. Subject: Europe - Description and travel. Minor browning to the prelims with a small tear to the dedication page. Finely bound in modern green morocco over matching marble boards; title gilt-blocked. An uncommonly good example of a now scarce edition - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Tom Brown's School Days

      Cambridge - Macmillan and Co., 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Tom Brown's School Days, is a a semi-autobiographical work by Thomas Hughes. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s; Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. First edition. Tom Brown's School Days was tremendously influential on the genre of British school novels, which began in the 19th century,it is one of the few still in print from its time. Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896) was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857). A sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, was published in 1861 but is not as well known. Previous owner's ink inscription to front blank. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, smart with justminor wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Front hinge very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling mark with heavier spotting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Tom Brown's School Days: By an Old Boy (First Edition)

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1857. First Edition. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 420 pp., no advertisements at the rear. Contemporary blue morocco, with gilt rule on the front and rear boards, spine with raised bands, gilt titles and design, all page edges gilt. Some wear along the outer hinges, else a Near Fine copy. Hughes' novel about public school life in England during the 1830s, based on the his and his brother's experiences, is perhaps the most influential of early British "school novels," and the one which firmly established the genre that now includes such fictional schools as St. Trinians, Greyfriars, Mr. Chips' Brookfield, and even Hogwarts. Sadleur 1235, Wolff 3332.

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        United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the direction of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Atlas. Botany. Phanerogamia

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1857. 2 volumes, folio. 4pp. 100 engraved plates. (light foxing). Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco over 19th century marbled paper covered boards. A superlatively rare Atlas of the Wilkes Expedition The rare unofficial issue of Asa Gray's botanical atlas issued to accompany the narrative of the Wilkes Expedition. This is one of several separate botanical atlases issued as part of the offical publications, this particular volume devoted to tropical flowering plants. Only one hundred anf fifty copies of the unofficial issue were printed. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842. It is usually known by the name of its commander as the Wilkes Expedition. The United States Exploring Expedition "was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to 'extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge,' and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted" (Forbes). The Expedition represents "the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution.Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas" (DAB). The reports and atlases for the United States Exploring Expedition were published over a long period of time - the Expedition returned in 1842 and the final atlas volume did not appear until 1858. Because of their limited issue and historical importance, all the atlases from the Expedition are highly sought after, though they very rarely appear on the market. This atlas includes one hundred plates beautiful depicting Pacific botanical specimens collected during the course of the voyage. The botanical report, and the atlases to accompany it, were beset by difficulties from the start. Asa Gray was appointed as the expedition's botanist, but long delays in the expedition's departure caused him to resign. He was replaced by William Rich, who had previously been designated the assistant botanist, though his position was cut due to rearrangements within the scientific corps. When it came time to write the report, Wilkes divided the botanical undertaking into several parts, for fear of its never being completed. In 1846, upon completion of his portion of the report, Rich resigned to join the army. Wilkes, unsatisfied with Rich's work, proceeded to find someone else to do it over, finally settling once more on Gray, who began work in mid-1848. Though Gray's report appeared in 1854, the atlas volume was not completed until four years later, owing to delays with the artist. The highlights of Asa Gray's life and career (1810-88) are many and well- known: he was the first professor of botany in America, at Harvard University; he initially signed on to the Wilkes Expedition and, though he did not go with the Expedition, nonetheless wrote many of the botanical reports upon its return; and he was Charles Darwin's most important American correspondent and successful champion of the Origin of Species. An important publication from the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. Haskell 63; Forbes 2203; Rosove 355-6.A2

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 19th-century tan polished calf, rebacked with gilt spine and contrasting red and green leather labels, new endpapers. Occasional spotting to text, usual slight darkening of plates, but overall a handsome copy. Smith 12

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        GAMBLING EXPOSED. A FULL EXPOSITION OF ALL THE VARIOUS ARTS, MYSTERIES, AND MISERIES OF GAMBLING. By the "Reformed Gambler," Jonathan H. Green

      Philadelphia. [1857].. 312pp. plus 8pp. publisher's ads and six plates. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities worn. Light scattered foxing and soiling. About very good. One of the classics in American gambling literature, written by Jonathan H. Green (1813-87), renowned professional gambler and, later, reformer. Green is the most important figure in the early literature of American gambling - a gambler who became a crusader against illegal gambling, and wrote many works devoted to exposing crime, cheating, and vice. "A reformed gambler's adventures among brother card-sharps, counterfeiters, etc., along the lower Mississippi, from Kentucky to Louisiana" - Howes. This is probably the third edition of Green's work originally published in 1844 as GAMBLING UNMASKED.... Green's works are some of the most elusive and important devoted to early American gambling. HOWES G365.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books

      Harper & Brothers. Hardcover. Four volumes library rebound by Whitman College in red over boards. Ex-academic library markings, few minor markings from previous owner "F.H. Churchill" (?). Published in 1857 by Harper & Brothers, clean texts, illustrations, fold-outs, internally sound, tight bindings. Set is oversized and heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. . Good. 1857.

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        BERMUDA. A COLONY, A FORTRESS, AND A PRISON; OR, EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN THE SOMERS' ISLANDS. (WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.)

      London. 1857.. x,[2],287,[1]pp. plus a folding map, eight plates, and 24pp. of publisher's ads. Original publisher's cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down, stamped in blind and gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light to moderate soiling. Minor toning and foxing. Good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A narrative of Bermuda written by a British officer, and one of the few works entirely devoted to the island and life there. "Col. Whittingham was stationed in Bermuda in 1856 and wrote this somewhat satirical account of Bermuda and Bermudians as seen by a garrison officer" - Hallett. It is illustrated with eight color plates, showing various views of the island. SABIN 4907. HALLETT, BERMUDA, p.78.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de L'AFRIQUE

      Paris., 1857. A new illustrated map of Africa presenting the substantial physical divisions, the geographic distribution of vegetables and minerals. The centres of commerce, industrial towns in fortification of the different states. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition; a slight in the bottom of centrefold, not affecting the image. Size: 84.5 x 59.5 cm. (33½ x 23½ inches) An interesting view on Africa from industrial perspective, with numerous decorative embellishments. There is statistical information about a number of African countries on either side of the map with 18 attractive vignettes depicting native inhabitants, fauna, and flora, as well as architecture, customs, and industry native to each area. They include Canary Islands, Madeira, Madagascar, and Seychelles. There are also images of a few African plants and fruits, which could be of commercial interest, in down corner inserts. The actual map has forts, ports and towns 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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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1857 London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 19th-century tan polished calf, rebacked with gilt spine and contrasting red and green leather labels, new endpapers. Occasional spotting to text, usual slight darkening of plates, but overall a handsome copy. Smith 12

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        MA BIOGRAPHIE OUVRAGE POSTHUME, MUSIC DE CHANSONS, CORRESPONDANCE DE BERNAGER, OUVRES ANCIENNES CHANSONS, CHANSONS DE BERANGER (EROTIQUES)

      Various. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1857-1865. Hardcover. Music; POETRY; Engravings; Decorative Binding; FINE Binding; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Béranger, Pierre Jean de1780–1857, French lyric poet. He was a protégé of Lucien Bonaparte and a friend of some of the most eminent men of his day. His first collection of songs, published in 1815, was immediately popular. He fitted his verse to popular melodies, and he used his poems largely to express Republican and Bonapartist ideas, for which he was twice imprisoned. Songs includes both words and music. French language text. Numerous often comic engravings. 10 collected volumes uniformly rebound in Black and Gilt Morocco leather over marbled. Boards, marbled end papers, armorial bookplate Van (A) est . Tome quatrieme with detached front board, limited rubbing along gutters (external hinges) , very occasional scattered foxing and darkening- top edge gilt, generally contents VG or better. Plates generally very clean. . MA BIOGRAPHIEOUVRAGE POSTHUME BERANGER, 1857 +++MUSIC DE CHANSONS DE BERANGER , circa 1865 +++DERNIERES CHANSONS DE BERANGER de 1834 a 1854 , 1866 +++CORRESPONDANCE DE BERNAGER PAR PAUL BOITEAU. TOME DEUXIEME, 1860 +++CORRESPONDANCE DE BERNAGER PAR PAUL BOITEAU. TOME PREMIER, 1860 +++CORRESPONDANCE DE BERNAGER PAR PAUL BOITEAU. TOME TROISIEME, 1860 +++CORRESPONDANCE DE BERNAGER PAR PAUL BOITEAU. TOME QUATRIEME, 1860 +++OUVRES ANCIENNES CHANSONS DE BERANGER, TOME DEUXIEME, 1865 +++OUVRES ANCIENNES CHANSONS DE BERANGER, TOME PREMIER, 1865 +++CHANSONS DE BERNAGER (EROTIQUES) SUPPLEMENT 1866 +++. These books make a stunning appearance on any shelf. .

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        The Panama Massacre. A Collection of the principal evidence and other documents, including the report of Amos B. Corwine, Esq., U.S. Commissioner, the official statement of the governor and the depositions taken before the authorities, relative to the massacre of American citizens at the Panama Railroad Station, on the 15th of April, 1856

      Panama, New Granada: Printed for Private Circulation ... Printed at the Office of the Star and Herald, 1857. Quarto. (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches). Extra-illustrated with a loosely-inserted 4pp. related autograph letter from Corwine. Original yellow thin paper wrappers, the upper cover with a faint but legible impression taken from the same setting of type used to print the title page, modern brown morocco-backed cloth box. A very rare pamphlet printed in Panama, the official American report on the 1856 Watermelon Massacre. Amos B. Corwine was appointed "United States Special Commissioner relative to the Massacre of American Citizens at the Panama Railroad Station" in the immediate aftermath of what was known as the Watermelon War, a riot in Panama City on April 15, 1857, in which 17 people died. The incident was sparked by a drunken American, named Jack Oliver, who refused to pay a Panamanian vendor for a slice of watermelon; the vendor pulled a knife, Oliver pulled a gun, a struggle involving a bystander ensued and violence against the Americans in port escalated. The official tally at the time reported 15 American dead, and 16 wounded. There were 2 Panamanians dead and 13 wounded. Underlying this incident were class and racial tensions between local citizens and Americans, with roots to the latter displacing the local population from employment in the building of a transcontinental railroad. This very rare, privately- printed pamphlet starts with a 21pp. publication of Corwine's official report dated July 18, 1856. Corwine's first four conclusions all relate directly to the events of the day, but with the fifth he goes a stage further, declaring that the "Government of New Granada [i.e Panama] is unable to enforce order and afford adequate protection to the transit ... I feel it a duty incumbent on me to recommend the immediate occupation of the Isthmus, from Ocean to Ocean, by the United States, unless New Granada ... can satisfy us as to her ability and inclination to afford proper protection and make speedy and ample atonement." This is followed by 49pp. of "Documents relative to the events", i.e. reprints of the various sworn depositions taken from witnesses and participants from both sides of the conflict. This copy is extra-illustrated with a fine autograph letter signed by the author, from Panama while investigating the incident. The interesting, and lengthy letter, addressed to "My Dear Capt.[ain]," is dated June 27, 1857, before the publication of his official report. In the letter, Corwine acknowledges the receipt of the Captain's letter, commenting that he hoped that ex-commercial agent for the United States in Samoa, Aaron Van Camp would not be able to find any other appointments; sympathizing with ex-U.S. Consul in Samoa James S. Jenkins who had recently been arrested on the steps of the State Department in Washington on charges of piracy (filed by Van Camp and connected to Jenkins' actions when in Apia in Samoa). The main body of the letter contains the author's speculations that William Ruschenberger was the author of a letter that had recently been published in the National Intelligencer, a letter which "to a certain extent took the native side of the controversy respecting" the Panama Massacre. Corwine concludes by asking the help of the correspondent over a share deal that Corwine had entered into with Commodore William Mervine. Sabin 16986 and 58408; Eberstadt 165:658.

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        WELLS' NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF NEBRASKA FROM THE LAST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS

      New York. 1857.. Pocket map, 31 x 23 inches, in a 6 x 4-inch cloth folder. Handcolored. Original green cloth folder, gilt. A few small separations at corner folds, else fine. Color bright and fresh. With the bookplate and penciled annotations of Thomas W. Streeter. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The Streeter copy of this scarce map of Eastern Nebraska, showing the beginning of the Oregon Trail. "This map, showing Nebraska townships to 97.5° and extending to about 98° 20' was evidently issued for J.B. Snow of Otoe, Nebraska, since the 'Great Emigrant rout [sic] to California and Oregon via Ft. Kearney' starts at Otoe, a town no longer in existence, located across the Missouri from the Iowa-Missouri state line. This is an early and good large scale map of eastern Nebraska" - Streeter. Fairly scarce - not in Rumsey or Phillips, and only five copies located in OCLC. STREETER SALE 2003.

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

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

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        THE VIRGINIANS

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

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        The Virginians

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857. The Virginians by W.M. Thackeray. In original 24 parts, Nos. 1-24, issued monthly, November, 1857 to October, 1859, collates as 2 volumes. Publisher: Bradbury and Evens, London. First edition, early issue with actresses instead of ancestresses on page 207, line 33; and the errors in Part XII, with chapters XLVII-XLVIII, mislabeled XLVIII-XLIX. 32 pages each (plus several ads in front and back). Illustrated with 48 etched plates, plus several woodcut vignettes within the text, all after drawings by Thackeray. 8vo. Pictorial yellow paper wrappers stamped in black, housed together in a custom cloth box. Front and back wrappers intact and in excellent condition. For the spines: some chipping to the paper to many of the spines many complete and as such an above average set of spines. Wonderful set. Inventory #10-339.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century, Parts 1-24, complete

      London: Bradbury and Evans. November 1857-September 1859. Hardcover. Very Good. The complete 24 parts of Thackeray's serialized publication 'The Virginians', illustrated by the author himself. Very good in original yellow wrappers, contained in green cloth chemises, and housed in green full grain morocco slipcases. Slipcases in very good condition with sunning to the spines, but leather still fresh. The original issue in 24 monthly parts, the first of which appeared in November 1857, and last in September, 1859. The print-run of 20,000 for the first number proved to be too optimistic, and was progressively reduced to 13,000 by issue 17. Thackeray was originally to have been paid £300 per number, but the disappointing sales resulted in this being reduced to £250.

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        Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative

      Edinburgh - William P. Nimmo, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland: Historical Traditionary, and Imaginative by John Mackay Wilson and others; revised by Alexander Leighton, one of the original editors and contributors. Twenty-four volumes bound in twelve, complete. With both contents pages for each volume bound to front. With an engraved portrait of John Mackay Wilson to frontispiece to volume one and an engraved portrait of Alexander Leighton to frontispiece to volume twelve. Tales of the Borders was originally published in weekly numbers and written by Wilson until his death. Afterwards continued by other hands. These contributors included: Alexander Bethune, John Bethune, Alexander Campbell, Matthew Forster Conolly, Professor Thomas Gillespie, William Hethrington, John Howell, Alexander Leighton, Walter Logan, James Maidment, Theodore Martin, Patrick Maxwell, Hugh Miller, David M. Moir, Alexander Peterkin, Oliver Richardson, John Francis Smith, andR. G. Thomson. With a preface to front of volume one dated, 1857 and with a with a Glossaryand General Index for all the volumes to rear of volume twelve. John Mackay Wilson (1804 - 1835) was a Scottish writer famous for the six volume Tales of The Borders. With 'Little Chiltern Reading and Literary Society' bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Fifteen hinges strained, one slightly strained and three tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in placeswith the odd page loosening or detached and front free endpaper absent to volumes two and six. Bright but with handling marks and spottingand marks to endpapers and the occasional closed tear to gutter of front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        SPEECH OF THE HON. ABRAM [sic] LINCOLN, IN REPLY TO JUDGE DOUGLAS [caption title]

      [Springfield, Il. June 26, 1857].. 7pp. printed in double-column format. Quarto. Single sheet folded twice, uncut. A fine copy, with the bookplate of James Copley on the blank p.8. In a blue half morocco and cloth case. This speech, delivered on June 26, 1857 in Springfield, Illinois, was a defining moment in Lincoln's political career, propelling him toward his famous run for the Senate against Stephen A. Douglas the following year. It came in direct response to a speech Douglas gave two weeks earlier on Kansas and slavery, the Dred Scott decision, and Utah. In it Lincoln replies to the same burning issues. A sympathetic journalist who was present wrote: "There was no rant - no fustian - no bombast, but there was something in it of more force and power than these; the heart-felt...clothed in the eternal maxims of the purest reasons." Historians since have seen the speech as the real beginning of the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the campaign of 1858. Gerald M. Capers observed that those speeches were "...but forensic repetitions of the points they had already made...." David Herbert Donald calls Lincoln's address "powerful," and says that his reaction to the Dred Scott decision marked a significant turning point in his views on constitutional issues: "never again did he give deference to the ruling of the Supreme Court." Lincoln attacked the Dred Scott decision on two bases. First, he claimed it was based on a misunderstanding of historical principles and the intentions of the Founders, asserting that the heavily Southern Supreme Court had bent the meaning of the Constitution to suit their prejudices. He noted that the Court had reversed itself on previous decisions and suggested so ill-founded an argument could not stand. Second, he argued that a decision that went so manifestly against the will of the people could not stand. Taking the opportunity to clarify his position on slavery, Lincoln rails against Douglas' claim that those who argue blacks are covered by the Constitution "do so only because they want to vote, eat, and sleep, and marry with negroes!" Chief Justice Taney had argued in Dred Scott that those imported to be slaves, whether free or not, were not among those envisioned as "equal" in the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln refuted this, but in a qualified form which well demonstrates the evolution of his thought to this point: "I protest against the counterfeit logic which concludes that, because I do not want a black woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. I need not have her for either. In some respects, she certainly is not my equal; but in her natural right to eat the bread she earns with her own hands, she is my equal, and the equal of all others." Lincoln also discusses Douglas' opinions on the Kansas question and the "Mormon War" in Utah. On the matter of Utah, he exposes Douglas' favored revocation of territorial status as a ruse to attach the region to a territory where the slavery question is settled by its inhabitants. On Kansas, he continues to attack Douglas' popular sovereignty principle, arguing that the spread of slavery westward would undermine all of the previous compromises which had held the Union together. Given almost a year before his famous "A House Divided" speech, this marked a dramatic step forward in Lincoln's quest for the Republican Senate nomination. His considerable stage presence and coruscating oratory helped make the speech a tremendous success. The ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL advertised copies of the speech for sale, while at least two papers (the ILLINOIS STATE CHRONICLE and the CLINTON CENTRAL TRANSCRIPT) printed the text in full. This is the first issue of this separate printing, with Lincoln's first name misspelled; Monaghan records a similar later printing, with Lincoln's name spelled correctly in the title. This pamphlet is extremely rare in the market. The only one we know of to sell in the last twenty years is the copy the Eberstadts offered in 1964, which we later sold to a private collector. There are copies at Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown (the John Hay copy), Cornell, Clements, New York State Library, Indiana University, Illinois Historical, Newberry, and the Huntington. None of these seem to have been acquired later than 1974. This is the James Copley copy, with his bookplate. The last copy to appear at auction was at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1967. A seminal document in Lincoln's political career. EBERSTADT 165:356. BYRD 2715. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (http://www.hti.umich.edu/l/lincoln). MONAGHAN 9. OCLC 4397573. MIDLAND NOTES 101:352. David Herbert Donald, LINCOLN (New York, 1995), pp.199-202.

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        To Be or Not to Be?

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1857. A Novel. Octavo. Original purple cloth, boards blocked in blind, titles and decoration to spine gilt, yellow-coated endpapers. Binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. One gathering loosening but stitching intact, joints very lightly rubbed, spine just a touch faded. A very nice copy and scarce in this condition. First edition in English (the Danish version had been published in Copenhagen earlier that year). With the author's signed presentation inscription in Danish on the front free endpaper. A rectangular piece containing the surname of the presentee has been neatly excised from the front free endpaper. A scarce title in any condition and very uncommon indeed with an authorial presentation inscription.

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        The Elements of Drawing; in Three Letters to Beginners. With Illustrations, drawn by the Author. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE

      Smith, Elder, 1857. 8vo., First Edition, with 48 illustrations (3 full-page) in the text; original decorative cloth, elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers mildly age-soiled, back a little faded (but all gilt entirely legible), backstrip lightly frayed at head and tail, else a very good, clean, tight copy now housed in a very handsome custom-made green full Chieftan morocco solander case with gilt back and marbled boards. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN.Complete with 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857) bound in at end and the nineteenth century binder's ticket of Westley of London on rear paste-down.First edition of Ruskin's drawing lessons for children. Intended for those without recourse to a drawing-master, it provides a series of eminently practical exercises supported by illustrations.Ruskin was always greatly interested in the teaching of art. Perhaps his most famous pupil was Alice Liddell (Carroll's 'Alice') to whom he taught drawing and painting, as a result of which he appears in 'Alice in Wonderland' as the 'Drawing Master', an 'old Conger Eel' who attended 'once a week' and 'taught us Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils'.Ruskin's lifelong love of the English Lakes began when he sat by Coniston at the age of eighteen, but it was not until his early fifties that he finally purchased Brantwood, one of the most splendid houses in the Lake District. Although he had not seen the interior he reasoned that any house opposite Coniston 'must be beautiful' and in 1871 secured the freehold from William Linton for the sum of £1,500. He moved in a year later, and the house became not merely a blissfully happy home but a renowned centre of artistic and literary endeavour for Ruskin and his circle. Brantwood remains today a place of pilgrimage for admirers and scholars of one of the greatest Victorian polymaths. . Catalogs: fine art: graphics.

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        Monuments anciens et modernes, collection formant une histoire de l'architecture des differents peuples a toutes les epoques. (Volumes 1-3)

      Paris: Firmin Didot freres, fils et Cie,, 1857. the first three volumes only, 1. Temps anciens., 2-3. Moyen age. (lacks 4. Periode moderne.); folio (leaves 31.5 cm. tall), unpaginated but very substantial and with numerous plates; library markings, the first two volumes in later quarter leather but the first needs at least rebacking and the second has covers almost detached, the third volume in later cloth that is sound but worn at extremities, age staining and age speckling but mostly in margins, good only. Photos available upon request.

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        Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet

      London,: Longman, 1857-, 1858.. Three volumes, octavo; a fine set in the original blue cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. The first English edition, not often found complete with the third volume which was published a year after the first two. Huc, a French missionary based at Si-Wang, was charged with examining the nature and extent of the Apostolic Vicariat established by the Pope in 1844. Here he provides a very detailed picture of life in even the remotest parts of China and Tibet based on his extensive travels and, with appropriate zeal, sets out the history of the spread of Christianity in China from the apostleship of St. Thomas to the mid-nineteenth century.

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        The Roman Wall,

      London: Printed for Private Distribution [by Standidge,], 1857-64. and Illustrations of the Principal Vestiges of Roman Occupation in the North of England. Consisting of Plans of the Military Works, the Stations, Camps, Ancient Ways, and other Remains of the Earlier Periods, in the Northern Counties. [bound together with;] The Watling Street. From the Original Surveys made by direction of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland … [together with;] Eastern Branch of the Watling Street, in the County of Northumberland, from Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick-upon-Tweed … 2 volumes, folio (550 × 400 mm). Green pebble-grain half morocco, matching cloth sides, title gilt to spine and to upper board of the first part, to the spine only on the second, gilt rules at spine and corner edges, marbled endpapers. Title page and 5 double-sheet maps to each of the three items. A little rubbed, endpapers showing some foxing, light toning, but overall a very good set. First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of the first blank. In 1804 Henry MacLauchlan joined the Royal Corps of Military Surveyors and Draftsmen as a cadet, "He trained as a military surveyor, spending several years in Cork, but along with most other draughtsmen was placed on half pay when the corps disbanded in 1817. In 1823–4 MacLauchlan was employed by the Ordnance Survey in Gloucestershire, south Wales, and Bedfordshire" (ODNB) He continued to work for the OS until his retirement in 1844, when he "returned to Cornwall with the assessionable manors commission, surveying hill forts and linear earthworks … By 1848 MacLauchlan was conducting a similar survey of ancient remains in the North Riding of Yorkshire for the keen amateur archaeologist Algernon Percy, Lord Prudhoe, later fourth duke of Northumberland. On its successful completion and publication … the duke commissioned MacLauchlan to undertake further field surveys of Watling Street, Hadrian's Wall, the eastern branch of Watling Street, and other remains in Northumberland … MacLauchlan …recorded with precision details of many ancient monuments, some of which have since been destroyed. His work was accorded little recognition until the 1950s and 1960s, but later scholars working on Roman and prehistoric remains in the north of England freely acknowledge their debt to his draughtsmanship and accuracy." Henry Lawes Long, of Hampton Lodge in Surrey, was a keen antiquary and the author of two publications on the problem of Hannibal's route through the Alps - Hannibal's Passage of the Alps (1830) and The March of Hannibal to from the Rhone to the Alps (1831); a study of Roman remains in the south of England (1836), and A Survey of the Early Geography of Western Europe, as connected with the First Inhabitants of Britain, their Origin, Language, Religious Rites, and Edifices (1859).

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        Map of the Environs of London Reduced from the Ordnance Survey

      London, c. 1857. Map. Engraved folding map, 59 x 82 cms, dissected into 32 sheets and laid on linen as issued, folding into original green cloth covers, neatly rebacked. Ownership inscription dated 1861.

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        Farina: A Legend of Cologne

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1857. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of author's second novel. RARE INSCRIBED COPY: "F. Maxse/ from his friend/GM." George Meredith (1828-1909) was an important author and poet of the Victorian era. He was friends with many major figures of his time, including William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and J.M. Barrie. The book is inscribed to Frederick Augustus Maxse, his dearest friend, who was a hero of the Crimean War. Meredith's book, Beauchamp's Career, was based on the political career of Maxse. In his bibliography of Victorian fiction, Michael Sadleir described Farina as scarce, saying that "few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than [this and three others]." Bound in the original apple-green cloth, probably the primary binding. It has been professionally recased. Binding is rubbed and soiled but still very nice (According to Sadleir, the binding was both unusual and easily soiled.). Interior pages are clean and bright. Includes July 1857 publisher's catalog. Bookplate of H. Bradley Martin. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box with paper title and author label to spine. An exceptional association copy in the extremely scarce original cloth. 244 pages plus 16 page publisher catalog. LIT/120312.

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        The laws of contrast of colour : and their application to the arts of painting, decoration of buildings, mosaic work, tapestry and carpet weaving, calico printing, dress, paper staining, printing, illumination, landscape and flower gardening, &c

      London ; New York : G. Routledge & Co, 1857. 1st Edition. Physical description: xv, 237, [1] p : col. front., 3 plates (incl. diagrs.) ; 17 cm. Subjects: Colour -- Studies. "Translated from the French by John Spanton. Illustrated with designs" --title page. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Blind-tooled border and gilt title to front panel. Light waer and nicks to spine extremities, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        WASHINGTON IN DOMESTIC LIFE. FROM ORIGINAL LETTERS AND MANUSCRIPTS

      Philadelphia. 1857.. 85pp. extra-illustrated with four plates and four manuscript letters. Narrow quarto. Green morocco, elaborately gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Internally quite clean. Near fine. A collection of letters from Washington regarding mostly personal or domestic matters, addressed to his private secretary, Tobias Lear, during Washington's presidency, and later to a close friend. This copy is extra-illustrated with portraits of - and autograph letters signed by - the compiler, Richard Rush, and Tobias Lear. The two letters from Rush total three pages; the first concerns Rush's use of the name "John Dickinson" in signing some letters, while the second is a two-page presentation of condolences to Dolley Madison upon the death of her illustrious husband, President James Madison. Two letters written by Tobias Lear make this volume particularly desirable. The first manuscript letter is from Lear to Charles Cox, the U.S. Chargé d'Affairs in Tunis, and was written aboard the ship Allegheny after Lear was told that all Americans would have to leave Algiers; it contains his warning to all U.S. consuls in the Mediterranean as to the events taking place (dated July 25, 1812). The second letter, dated August 6, 1789, congratulates Revolutionary War general Benjamin Lincoln on his new appointment as collector for the Port of Boston and reiterates his gratitude for his own "flattering and desirable situation [as George Washington's secretary] which I owe to you." Tobias Lear was Washington's personal secretary from 1784 to 1799 and later served as President Thomas Jefferson's peace envoy in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars, during which time he was responsible for concluding a peace that ended the first Barbary War. In a beautiful morocco binding from the famous New York Club Bindery, in fine condition, with wonderful autograph letters from the principals involved. SABIN 74278.

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        The Illustrated London News. 1857 - (01 - 06). January 10 to June 20. ONE VOLUME

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume XXX.. 06- 1857.. Bound volume, January through June 1857 year of The Illustrated London News. Color plates, black and white illustrations, 652pp, 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, decorative gilt cloth covered boards and spine (hardbound). Cover extremities and spine rubbed with some faint soiling, two areas of cloth loss to spine. Interior tight with ink notation and decorative nameplate to front pastedown, large color folding illustration of Queen Victoria has some mended tears and foxing, soft creases to a few pages, scattered light foxing throughout. Overall good to very good condition with clean tight text block. VOLUME XXX FEATURES: Large folding color portrait of Queen Victoria, color plate of The Lord Chancellor (Cranworth), supplement "Victoria Cross the New Order of Valour" with decorative color border, extensive coverage of the Second Opium War, both in articles and illustrations, the war with China, and articles on Western Australia, the Great Eastern, and The Desert Route: Cairo to Gaza. Coverage of the War With China including: Text: Resumption of the Adjourned Debate: The War in China 224/227. Numerous Illustrated Articles including views of Hong Kong and Canton, Bombardment of Canton: two images each page, including city views 4/5, Bombardment of Canton: front page includes Plan of the City of Canton 31, The War With China: two images each page, including Chinese Soldiers 38/39, 74/75, 86, 134, 170/171, Chinese Pirate Boat at Canton: front page 79, Chinese Mandarin and Soldiers: front page 151, Sketches in China: two images including silk culture 179, Merchant Lorchas on the Canton River (front page) 231, Hong Kong: Central Portion of the Town of Victoria 239, Canton & Part of the Suburbs 250, Victoria, Hong Kong: Queen's Road West 262, Hong Kong, etc: four images 347, Singapore (city view) and Tombs at Ningpo (two images) 402, Two Images: Fleet of Chinese Pirates and View of Shanghai 283, Conflagration in Canton 250/251, Two Images: Chinese Modern Junk of War and Chinese Rebels 259, Destruction of Piratical Junks: two images 426, Chinese Tortures: three images 306, Gun Boats for China 359. Articles on Australia with Emphasis on Western Australia: Fremantle, Western Australia with Rottnest Island in distance (proposed new convict establishment) 147, York, in Western Australia (front page) 175, Western Australia: Bunbury and Aborigines: two images 178, Western Australia: Culam, in Upper Valley of Swan and Kangaroo Hunt Sketches in Australia: two images 71. Scenes in the Desert: (An illustrated narrative of the Desert Route: Cairo to Gaza) two or more images each page 58, 82, 115, 143, 155, 194. The Great Eastern Steam-ship Building on the Stocks (double page) 518-519, The Great Eastern Steam-Ship (double page) drawn by Weedon 582/3 and sectional diagram 590, Construction of the Great Eastern Steam-Ship (front page) 558. Map Showing the Toll-Gates and Principal Bars Within Six Miles of Charing-Cross 554/555. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Sketches of Irish Life: two images including The Irish Schoolmaster 66, En Route to China: two images: becalmed on the Red Sea 538, Skating in Hyde Park drawn by John Leech 146, Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable 242/243. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Singapore: short article with half page illustration 402; Sketches in Persia: two images each page, including Grand Mosque at Ispahan 20/21; Master Walter, The Physician: A Tale of Old London (An Attack on the Jewry) 96; French Occupation of Algeria 131; Screw Engines of the Great Eastern Steam-ship; The War in Persia; the United States Steam Corvette Niagara; New Reading Room: British Museum 430; Sketches in Borneo two half page illustrations including view of Bruni, the Capital of Borneo Proper 642. AN EXCEPTIONALLY INTERESTING ISSUE WITH ASIAN INTEREST. .

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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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