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        Chapman's Sectional Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys and other authentic Sources

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

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        THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources.

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts.. 1857 and 1858.. First edition, in the original, untrimmed and unopened monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in gilt-lettered green-cloth chemise with bookplate of Maude M. Monell and matching green-cloth slipcase. Pale yellow pictorial paperwraps each with woodcut after Cruikshank on front cover and each with two full-page plates at front -- 20 etched plates by Cruikshank in all. Apart from some minor soiling to wrappers an excellent untrimmed set with tissue guards present between all but one set of plates and with all but Part I unopened. Touch of spotting to plates, Part I; old damp stain to plate fore edges, Part VII; and stain to upper corner last several leaves and rear cover, Part VIII. Text on back wrappers corresponding to Cohn's except for Part III ("A List of New Works") and Part IV ("New Books of the Season"). Part VII with 4-page "List of New Works Announced for Publication" dated Nov. 1827 laid in. Cohn 96. .

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        Transformation des propriétés métriques des figures à l'aide de la théorie des polaires réciproques

      Paris, Mallet-Bacheler, 1857, in-8, de XIX, (1), 59 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin à coins marron de l'époque, dos à nerfs, Première édition, rare. "En appliquant la méthode dont je viens d'exposer les principes et que j'ai développée dans le présent ouvrage, on arrive facilement à des rapprochements curieux et intéressants, et à quelques théorèmes nouveaux. Je n'en citerai aucun ici pour ne pas faire perdre de vue que mon but est l'exposition d'une méthode nouvelle et non la découverte de quelques théorèmes." "Mannheim worked in many branches of geometry. His primary interest was in projective geometry, and he was influenced by Chasles's work on the polar recriprocal transformation, which he further investigated with respect to metric properties" (DSB). Bel exemplaire avec des tampons de l'Institut Catholique de Paris

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        2 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      [London u. Paris], 27. IV. 1857 bzw. o. J. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Hofmann ist der Wegbereiter für die Erforschung der Anilinfarbstoffe in England und Deutschland gewesen. Er hat eine Vielzahl wichtiger Umwandlungsmethoden in der organischen Chemie entwickelt und die Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft gegründet. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Knickspuren. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Bonn, 3. XI. 1857. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „Nöggerath verbrachte seine Schulzeit an der École centrale in Köln. Er wurde zunächst Bergkommissar im französischen Dienst, wurde dann aber 1814 Königlich Preußischer Geheimer Bergrat. Nöggerath war ab 1818 Professor für Mineralogie und später für Geologie an der Universität Bonn. Ab 1824 schrieb er fast ein halbes Jahrhundert unter dem Namen „Jakob Nöggerath" zahllose wissenschaftliche Artikel für die damals renommierte Kölnische Zeitung. Er pflegte da auch journalistisch sein Hobby: die Erforschung der Hexenprozesse das Mittelalters. 1826 war Nöggerath Rektor der Hochschule [.]. Außerdem wurde auf der Südseite des Mondes der Krater Nöggerath nach ihm benannt" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Carte particulière des côtes d'Italie (Etats Sardes). Parties comprise entre Arenzano et Portofino.

      1857. Incisione in acciaio di mm 660x995, incisa da Collin su rilevamenti di Darondeau, Delbalat, Boutroux e Manen. Carta nautica che offre un grande dettaglio delle coste tra Arenzano e Portofino. Rara e molto ben conservata, eccettuate alcune lievi fioriture e leggere tracce di sporco superficiale.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        A Series of Pamphlets [BOUND WITH] The Seer [AND WITH] Eight Other Pamphlets on the Gospels

      Franklin D. Richards, Liverpool/ London 1857 - Octavo. 3/4 dark green leather, over dark green cloth boards, with gilt lettering and ruling on the spine. The volume contains 3 titles bound in 1. The first title contains 16 pamphlets that were originally published separately between 1848-1951, bound together. The volume is missing the two "discussions" mentioned in the table of contents at the front. The second title is a full run of the "The Seer" periodical publication, and the third part is an untitled collection of eight additional pamphlets on various subjects in the gospels. Includes an engraved portrait of Orson Pratt on the frontispiece, dated 1849. "A Series of Pamphlets" contains 16 individual pamphlets, collected and bound together. It is divided according to the table of contents at the front into three series. The "first series" consists of 7 parts published between, 1848-1849. The "Second Series" contains six parts published 1850-1851, and the "third series" consists of three parts originally published 1849-1851. All of these were published in Liverpool, during Pratt's mission in Britain. Various paginations. "The Seer" was an official periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published monthly between January 1853 and August 1854. Some sources claim that the publication ceased in June of 1854, but it in fact continued until August, ending after a total of 20 issues (in "two volumes"). The periodical started in 1853, after Orson Pratt was sent by Brigham Young to Washington D.C., were he was to write and publish a magazine defending the practices of Mormonism to the general public, and more specifically addressing the issue of plural marriage. Includes some messages from Brigham Young himself. These issues were mostly written and edited, then reprinted in Liverpool and London. A total of 320pp. of continuous pagination. The final group of eight pamphlets (128pp. total), were originally published 1856-1857, and were brought together in a single volume, sometime shortly thereafter. The work has continuous pagination, and list each pamphlet tile as a different chapter. The original title page to this collection is missing. The titles each discuss various topics from the gospels, with the titles as follows: 1. The True Faith2. True Repentance3. Water Baptism 4. The Holy Spirit5. Spiritual Gifts6. Necessity for Miracles7. Universal Apostacy; or, The Seventeen Centuries of Darkness8. Latter-day kingdom; or, The Preparations for the Second Advent. Binding with the backstrip at the head of the spine missing, and additional splitting along the front hinge of the spine. Some bumping and rubbing to corners and along edges. Library stickers at the top left corner of the front cover and at the tail of the spine. Interior with a library ink stamp at the interior front cover. Starting at the gutter of the interior front cover, and at p.126 of the final title. Foxing to the initial pages, including the frontispiece, the title page and the table of contents. Sporadic light foxing throughout. Ink smudges on on the final page of "The Seer" (p.320). Book block tight overall. Binding in fair, interior in fair to very good+ condition overall. Orson Pratt, Sr. (September 19, 1811 - October 3, 1881) was an American mathematician and religious leader who was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. He became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was a leading Mormon theologian and writer until his death. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Hunter’s Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec.

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1857. 8vo, 66, (4, ads)pp. Huge folding panorma at the front that extends out almost 12 feet, and several illustrations from woodcuts in the text, some full-page. Original red cloth, pictorial gilt upper cover. Neatly restored, a very good copy rare with the folding panorama undamaged. First edition, scarce thus, (also found in green cloth). An important Canadian book illustrated by Waud, an English artist who did a lot of work for American periodicals. As a Canadian imprint, one should not be surprised to see “Cleaveland” spelled thus on the engraved title. Sabin 33938. Hamilton 1260.

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        Rapport sur l`Exposition universelle de 1855, présenté à l`Empereur [Texte imprimé] / par S. A. I. le prince Napoléon,?

      Paris : Imprimerie impériale 1857. 4°. 511 S. Mit 2 gefalteten Plänen. Grüner Orig.-Halblederband mit Einbandgoldpräg., umlaufender Goldschnitt. Rücken fachgerecht restauriert (unterlegt), Vorsatzbll. erneuert. Titelbl. Mit altem Bibl.-Stemp.Versand D: 15,00 EUR Weltausstellung, Paris 1855

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Experimental Relations of Gold (and other Metals) to Light.

      

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        Leaves from the Diary of a Law-Clerk By the Author of 'Recollections of a Detective Police Officer,' &c

      London: J. & C. Brown, Ave-Maria Lane, 1857. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary mulberry cloth, leather spine label. Spine faded, slightly cocked, else fine. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Sadleir 3525; Glover/Green 455 (pp. 116-7)

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        Atlas der Schlachten, Treffen und Belagerungen aus der Geschichte der Kriege von 1792 bis 1815. Einhundert und vierzig Blätter, verbessert mit kurzen Erläuterungen begleitet von Ferdinand von Dürrich.

       Freiburg i. Breisgau, Herder 1857. 4°. 94 S. und 140 zum Teil doppelbl.-gr., teilw. kolor. Karten. Karte 12 ist als letzte Karte eingebunden. Ln. d. Zt. Alter Namenstempal am flieg. Vors. u. Vorw. Vereinz. geringf. stockfl. In gutem Zustand.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Militaria, Karten und Pläne

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        MANSFIELD PARK.

      First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.4 x 4.2 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half black calf. The spine is ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain white endpapers. Previous owners neat name and address on the front blank free endpaper. Some rubbing to the spine hinges and board edges but overall this is still an attractive, good quality, early leather binding. Routledge issued all six of Austen's novels, in five books (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion together as usual) in their Railway Library series, starting with Sense and Sensibility and Pride and prejudice in 1852 but waiting five years before issuing the other three books. Austen's works are notoriously difficult to find in any early bindings, whether publishers cloth (or in the case of this volume, coloured paper boards) or, like this volume, bound at the time in leather. Most copies were literally read to bits, resulting in the books needing to be rebound at a later date. ---- Keynes. Jane Austen. A Bibliography. No 108.

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        Archives manuscrites de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

      1857 - 1- Une lettre autographe de Laurent Marie Émile Beauchamp, gouverneur de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon au Ministre des colonies. Il commande un dictionnaire des communes françaises. Il sera muté à la Réunion en 1897. (20 juillet 1895) - - 2- Une lettre autographe du Comte de Saint-Phalle commandant en chef de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon au Ministre des colonies sur la prison de l'île. 3- Une lettre autographe de Gervais commandant en chef de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon au Ministre de la Marine, 4 pages manuscrites (16 janvier 1857) il dresse la liste des nécessiteux à qui il convient de porter secours dans l'Archipel. 4- Une lettre du même, 4 pages (février 1860) toujours sur la question de l'Assistante Publique à Saint-Pierre et Miquelon 5- Une lettre 4 page du Comte de la Rouciere portant établissement de deux commissions d'assistance publique dans l'Archipel 6- Une lettre de Gervais (novembre 1859) sur les secours alimentaires apportés aux indigents pendant l'hiver, fort rude, cette année la, à Miquelon [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der Begleiter. Wissenschaftliche Tabellen und Notizen mit vier kolorirten Karten. Eine Gedächtnisshife für Jedermann.

      - München, Friedrich Hohe, 1857. Small 8vo (12.3 x 9.3 cm). viii, 240. Original ruled half cloth over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. l A peculiar pocket-sized compendium on geographical-geological topics as diverse as human migration, volcanology, and the solar system. Each with a double-sized hand-coloured plate. The fourth plate is a map of the Earth, and its highest mountains. It also includes timelines and short biographies of historical rulers, philosophers, scientist, etc., and tables with the principle properties of planets, moons and planetoids, weights and measures, demographic data and much more. The author and publisher is the German painter Friedrich Hohe (1802-1870) "Born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, in 1802, his first painting teacher was his father, who was himself a painter. In 1820 he entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (also known as the Munich Academy). Thereafter, from 1823 till near the end of his life, he devoted himself to lithography. In 1826 Hohe visited Italy with landscape painter Carl Rottmann. Two years later, he undertook publication of the Leuchtenberg Gallery (1831), and subsequently collaborated with Hanfstängl in the production of the Dresden Gallery (1864-1869). Late in life, Hohe attempted landscape painting but was not very successful in it." (Wikipedia). Boards slightly rubbed Inscription, in an old hand, on the front pastedown, otherwise very good, clean. Rare. Benezit 4, p. 732. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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 Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

      

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        Fru Inger til Østeraad. Historisk Drama i fem Akter.

      København 1857. Liten 8vo. 159 x 102 mm. 148 s. Nær samtidig sjirtingbd. ,. gullskr. på ryggen. I foret helskinnskassett. Anelse plettet på tittelbl., siste s. litten plettet og med svak brett. Pen materie. Ibsens sjeldneste bok / Ibsen's most rare book.

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        Recherches expérimentales sur la résistance et les diverses propriétés de la fonte de fer par Eaton Hodgkinson. [Relié à la suite de : ] De l'application de la fonte du fer et de la tôle dans les constructions par William Fairbairn

      Paris, Victor Dalmont, 1857, in-8, 2 parties en 1 vol, VIII-220-VIII-144 pp, 3 pl. depl, demi-chagrin prune de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Nouvelles éditions de ces ouvrages destinés aux ingénieurs. Les traductions sont de Pirel et de Perret-Porta. Chaque partie a son titre propre. Le faux-titre de la seconde partie porte : "Extrait des Annales des ponts et chaussées". Nombreuses figures dans le texte. L'ouvrage d'Eaton Hodgkinson (1789-1861) a paru à l'origine en 1846 sous le titre Experimental Researches on the Strenght and other Properties of Cast Iron (London, John Weale). Hodgkinson put mener à bien ses travaux grâce au soutien financier de son ami, l'ingénieur écossais William Fairbairn (1789-1874), dont le propre ouvrage sur la fonte est relié en tête de du présent recueil ; Fairbairn mit en effet à disposition son établissement à Manchester afin de réaliser des recherches sur la résistance et le point de rupture de la fonte. Hodgkinson "examined the flexual characteristics of cast iron and showed that the tensile ans comprenssive strenghts of that material are unequal (...) [His] publications covered a variety of problems in structural mechanics, incliding dynamical loading of beams, column theory, structural characteristics of wrought iron, ang hollow girders. In general, his researchs was releavant to many engineering problems encountered in the rapidly developing railroad industry (...)". DSB VI, p. 452. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos.

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        THE (SCOTTISH) GARDENER, A MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE AND FLORICULTURE

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons. Very Good. 1857-1871. First Edition. Hardcover. A first edition run of 15 volumes (1857 to 1871) , (No. VI through No. XV) .1857-1866 published by David Guthrie and John Menzies. 1867-1871 published by William Blackwood & Sons & edited by William Thomson. Condition of 15 volumes: 3 rated G+ (2 due to scuffing on boards & 1 due to rubbing at spine head) . The other 12 volumes are VG & have light scuffing. Each annual volume of the Gardener Magazine contains an index and 12 monthly issues . Charts, tables & engraved illustrations. Half leather over various clean marbled paper covered boards with leather labels and gilt decoration. Page edges dyed red. Bindings solid. Some volumes are foxed mostly on the first or last few pages. Original owners initials & numbers inside front cover on upper cornera. Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture; Engraved Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 7582 pages .

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        Alte Marienkirche mit Blick auf Dom und Rathaus ('Vordere Ansicht der Votivkirche zur Ehre der unbefleckt empfangenen Jungfrau und Gottesmutter Maria in Aachen').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Vincenz Statz in Köln b. Weber & Deckers in Köln, dat. 1857, 36 x 38,5 Zwischen 1858 und 1863 wurde die Kirche nach Plänen des Kölner Dombaumeisters Vincenz Statz im Baustil der Neugotik erbaut. - Durch starke Beschädigung im Zweiten Weltkrieg, wurde die Kirche 1978 abgerissen. - Heute steht an gleicher Stelle eine neu gebaute Marienkirche.

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        Ocean and river gardens: a history of the marine and fresh-water aquaria, with the best methods for their establishment and preservation. With twenty coloured plates from life. Part I. Ocean gardens. Part II. River gardens. [Complete].

      London, Sampson Low, Son, 1857. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.9 x 13.1 cm). Three title pages (general; and, with engraved vignette, to each part), 235 pp. [viii, 112; vii, 108, (iv)]; 20 hand-coloured engraved plates [12; 8]. Later gilt-bordered burgundy morocco over burgundy linen boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined borders and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.= A rare and finely illustrated work, published at the height of the mid-Victorian "aquarium craze", and characterized by the outstanding plates of aquarium life of both salt water and freshwater aquaria. The British polymath Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-1879) was known as an accomplished illustrator (the illustrations are his), naturalist, entomologist, and numismatist. "Humphreys, who studied medieval manuscripts in Italy as a young man, became an accomplished scholar in numerous subjects. In addition to his many entomological (lepidopterological) texts, Humphreys wrote works on ancient Greek and Roman coins, archaeology, and the art of writing and printing" (Wikipedia). He also published on medieval illumination and missal paintings. Strangely, his work on aquaria is not mentioned. The freshwater part is in the rear, with pagination and plate numbering starting anew. Plate V of part I acts as frontispiece. The binding, though later, is attractive. A very good copy. Dean I, p. 611; Nissen ZBI, 2055.

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        Summer Months Among the Alps: With the Ascent of Monte Rosa

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Inscribed by Author. Rebound by Edmonds & Remnants, London, with original spine and cloth covers laid on to new boards. Advertisement pages to pastedowns have been preserved. Faint inscription to front end paper appears to read, "Lionel G. Robinson, from the author." Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff (5 December 1825 – 8 May 1882) was an English mountaineer, traveller, and author, from 1875 to 1877 the seventh President of the Alpine Club. 'Summer Months Among the Alps' was referred to in Mark Twain's 'A Tramp Abroad' as "Hinchliffe's book". Contains frontispiece, 3 illustrations and 3 fold-out maps, one of which has some repairs and is partially torn at fold. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. xviii + 312pp. Internally clean. Binding firm, spine slightly cocked. Hinges reinforced with binding tape. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Edges browned. Covers slightly marked. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mountaineering; Europe; 19th century; Travel & Places. Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 20658. .

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        A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal.

      Cairo, Egypt, July 9, 1857. - - Four pages, each 8-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Well over 1,060 words densely penned in a neat hand, with wide left margins, on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture". There is some minor darkening along the edges. The letter is folded several times, both horizontally and vertically, for mailing. There are two minuscule holes from a straight pin along the lower portion of the left margin. Very good.A very important letter written from Cairo by Stanislas d'Escayrac de Lauture to Ferdinand de Lesseps. De Lesseps had previously, on January 23, 1856 to be precise, written to d'Escayrac in an attempt to persuade him to explore the source of the Nile. D'Escayrac was subsequently appointed to lead the Nile expedition by the Viceroy of Egypt. According to J.W. Heldring, who wrote about the exploration of the Nile in "The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher": "On the Egyptian side, a number of Egyptian army officers were appointed to take command of the military aspect of the project. The expedition never left Cairo. Internal bickering between d'Escayrac and the officers made it impossible to get anything done. It was a complete disaster and the expedition was dissolved." In the midst of this debacle, a beleagured d'Escayrac penned this letter. He, at first congratulates de Lesseps for his triumphs in England, two years before the founding of the Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez and then provides an extensive account of his disappointments with the expedition. "Je suis toujours en Egypte, je ne demande plus rien mais j'espere toujours qu'on me rendra justice" [I am still in Egypt, I no longer ask for anything but always hope that I will be done justice] writes the Marquis d'Escayrac to Ferdinand de Lesseps in the opening sentence of this substantial letter. Congratulating de Lesseps on his triumphs in England, he comments on the losses suffered by Britain as indigenous Indian troops yet again revolt. He observes that the British have lost some of their political credit overseas and he points out that when British troops traverse through Egypt the Viceroy has expressed his intent that he will not pay the costs of this passage. D'Escayrac's expedition has been plagued by disagreement and bickering between him and Egyptian army officers who are to accompany him on the voyage. Others in Europe want to see a reorganization of this expedition which has cost him so much: "On espere et on desire en Europe la reorganisation de cette expedition qui m'a coute tant de soins et tant d'epreuves." One can only guess whether he means that they would see the expedition through despite rumors spread by those who would seek to oust him or whether he's implying that they would like to see the expedition reorganized under different leadership. He expresses the hope that the Egyptien government acknowledge that he has conducted himself with fidelity and dedication: ".le Gouvernement Egyptien dont en meme tems [sic] reconnaitre que je me suis condiut aver fidelite et dedication." as he is presently obliged to defend himself against slanderous accusations printed in newspapers which likely originate from those members of the expedition who disagreed with him and wish to take it over: "J'ai bien de croire qu'un instigant qui voulait me supplaner il y a quelques mois et dont les journeaux racontraient alars la petite conspiration.". D'Escayrac feels betrayed by his second in command in whom he had placed much trust and who approved everything he, d'Escayrac, proposed only to repudiate him later on. The bickering and disagreement between d'Escayrac and the Egyptian officers, not to mention the scandalous accusations, resulted in delays which were discouraging to the European backers of the expedition and jeopardized the project. D'Escayrac writes of being beset by foolish expectations and tactless monetary requests: "je luttais contre les pretentions les plus folles et les reclamations d'argent l [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Evidence Taken Before Her Majesty's Commissioners Of Inquiry Into The Endowed Schools In Ireland, Volume I & 2

      Dublin, Ireland: Her Majesty's Stationery Office., 1857. Ex-Library Volumes I & 2. No dust jackets. Ex-library with usual markings. Some scuffed marks to the front and back covers. Some shelf wear and bumps to the edges and ends of the cover. Sunning to the spines. Pages are bright and tigh. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Nederlandsche Kleederdragten naar de Natuur Geteekend . Costumes des Pays-Bas

      Frans Buffa en Zonen, Amsterdam 1857 - (20 x 14 inches). Text in two columns in Dutch and French. On guards throughout. 56 hand-coloured tinted lithographed plates, on stone by Descuerrois & Co. and R. de Vries Jr. (Minor marginal foxing). Nineteenth century black morocco backed marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt With lovely hand coloured costume plates. Rare folio work illustrated with hand coloured plates on the costume of the Low Countries, originally issued in fourteen parts. Although the title identifies this volume as the first series, no further parts were published. "It is the most variegated costume book of the Low Countries" (Landwehr). Colas 333; Landwehr 242. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, Ballads, and other Poems.... Edited by his widow. With a memoir of the author.

      London:: Richard Bentley, 1857.. 2 volumes in 1. Small 8vo. vi, [4], 300; 304 pp. Index. The second part is bound without the preliminaries [starting with signature �B�]. Original full deep green morocco, with red and black inlays, gilt-stamping, framing both upper and lower covers, raised bands, massed gilt-stamped spine, gilt title, all edges gilt; slightly rubbed. Near fine. Colorful binding. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING, with two nautical views of: (1) �The Clipper Anglesey�; (2) �Homeward Bound�. The first scene is painted after the work of William Foster: �Print entitled �The Clipper Ship �Anglesey�, 1150 Tons. To Captain J. N. Thorne and The Officers of the Ship...�. The ship was built in London, probably by Green's, in 1852 and for their London to Australia run. Here she flies their Green Blackwall line house flag at the main and is shown bound up-Channel off Dover. She also has a blue and white signal pennant at the mizzen, possibly in answer to a cutter yacht seen under her bows, which also flies the Green flag and a signal. There is a small British cross-Channel steamer under her stern apparently flying both the Union at the fore and French tricoleur at the main.� � Royal Museums Greenwich collection [hand-colored lithograph print]. Based on this description of the original drawing, the fore-edge painting imitates the ship itself, but the signal flags differ and the surrounding sea does not match the original. And, though the cliffs are seen in both views to the right, the choppy sea in the lithograph is now calmly depicted in the fore-edge painting. The second scene, �Homeward Bound� seemingly cannot be identified.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bok. 1. ed., London, Bradbury and Evans, 1857. xiv, 625 s., med 40 graverade planscher av H. K. Browne (Phiz). Med den treradiga rättelsen på s. xiv som visar att det är den allra första utgåvan. Inlaga och planscher ngt lagerfläckade. Lätt nött, gulddekorerat halvfranskt band, 5 upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt. 15x23 cm.

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        Atlas en couleurs des orchidées cultivées.Paris, E. Orlhac, [1911-1926]. Folio. With ca. 1000 coloured figures on 30 chromo-lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth, publisher's front wrapper laid down on front board.

      - Cf. Cat. Lindley Libr., p. 97. Complete first edition of a richly illustrated botanical work depicting nearly all species of orchids and their hybrids, by the French botanist and mycologist Julien Noël Costantin (1857-1936). The work was published in 10 instalments of 3 coloured plates each, plus a supplement (pages 93-106), which is often lacking. The text treats the different variations of orchids, the use of orchids (in perfume for example), their origins and the different climates in which they grow, and how to cultivate them. The coloured plates depict numerous variations of orchids. Textleaves browned, some slightly creased, plates in very good condition. Binding somewhat rubbed along the extremities. Overall a good copy.

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        Abbildungen österreichischer Rindvieh-Racen. Vienna, Kaiserliche Konigliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1859. With 27 numbered chromo-lithographed plates. Oblong folio text volume (34×46 cm) in original cloth-backed lithographed wrappers, the plates (each 33.5×45.5 cm) loose as issued, preserved together in the original gold- and blind-stamped blue cloth box (36.5×50 cm).

      KVK (5 copies); Nissen, ZBI 4518. Rare and finely produced work on cattle with 27 plates of bovine animals after photographs taken on the Landwirthschafliche Ausstellung in the Augarten (Vienna), held in May 1857. The plates are divided into 9 categories, arranged per species, area or country where they originate from (Pinzgau, Mürztal, Lavanttal, Tyrol, Voralberg, Egerland, Mahren, Hungaria, and foreign species (i.a cattle from Switzerland and Würtemberg, Germany). The text volume supplies each plate with an explanatory text.Spine and edges of box used; library stamp on title-page; some foxing throughout. A fine work on cattle with chromo-lithographed plates.

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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

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857-59. 3 volumes. First American edition. With a folding map in color and over 200 full page and textual wood engravings. Thick 8vo, in handsome Harmattan bindings of three quarter morocco over marbled boards in correct period style, the spines with simple yet elegant blind ruled raised bands and gilt lettering in three compartments, marbled endpapers, handsewn endbands and flies renewed. xxvii, 30-657; xiii. 16-709 adverts; xvi, 18-800 pp. A very handsome set of this scarce work, the bindings as pristine, fine and fresh internally with no foxing and only the slightest of mellowing, the plates also very bright and clean. SCARCE EARLY FIRST EDITION ISSUANCE OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AFRICANA.This is the detailed account of "one of the most fruitful expeditions ever undertaken in inner Africa. In addition to journeys across the Sahara, Barth traversed the country from Lake Chad and Bagirmi on the east to Timbuktu on the west and Cameroon on the south... he studied minutely the topography, history, civilizations and resources of the countries visited... for accuracy, interest, variety and extent of information Barth's 'Travels' have few rivals among works of the kind. It is a book that will always rank as a standard authority on the regions in question..." -Ency. Brit. He was the first European to enter Yola and describe the Fulani kingdom of Adamana; he charted the Benue river and disproved the theory that it flowed into Lake Chad...he was the first European to truly submerse himself in African culture and bring back scientific results of lasting value. The condition of this set is quite remarkable in that most American printings of this era suffered significantly from foxing. This set is a pleasant exception to the rule as the text-block and plates are in very pleasing condition.

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        Missionary Travels and Research in South Africa Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years in the Interior of Africa.

      Murray, London 1857 - First edition. Lithographed folding frontispiece, some damage. 44 plates of 45 (lacks portrait). Two folding maps, 1 loosely enclosed. Contemporary half calf. A goop copy in a very handsome binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESCRITURA Y LENGUAJE DE ESPAÑA, ESTEVAN PALUZIE 1857, PRIMERA EDICION

      Paluzie 1857 - Barcelona. 1857. XII+96Pág+1h. 15X11. Muy buen estado. Clasica Obra de Paluzie. Primera edicion, extremadamente rara obra. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pianta della Baia di Rio-Janeiro su quella Levata dal Barral e accompagnata dalle ulteriori osservazioni del Sig.r Iehenne

      Napoli 1857 - "Grande carta nautica della baia di Rio de Janeiro pubblicata nella "Guida generale / della / navigazione per le coste settentrionali ed orientali / dell'America del Sul dal Rio della Plata al Parà OPERA CORREDATA / DI DISEGNI, TAVOLE, VEDUTE DE' PRINCIPALI ANCORAGGI, DELLE COSTE E DELLE ISOLE DELL'ATLANTICO / E D'UNA COLLEZIONE / delle migliori e più recenti piante de' porti, delle rade e degli atterraggi / per facilitare la navigazione delle coste e de' principali fiumi ". L'opera è il resoconto di un viaggio verso il Brasile, effettuato nel 1844 dal capitano di fregata Eugenio Rodriguez della Marina napoletana. L'opera si compone di due volumi e di un atlante, stampati a Napoli presso la Reale Tipografia Militare nel 1854 e nel 1857 (l'atlante). Le carte dell'atlante, così come le vedute, furono incise presso l'Officio Topografico di Napoli. Litografia, ripiegata, completa di ampli margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni del foglio: 550x797" "Large nautical map of the bay of Rio de Janeiro published in "Guida generale / della / navigazione per le coste settentrionali ed orientali / dell'America del Sul dal Rio della Plata al Parà OPERA CORREDATA / DI DISEGNI, TAVOLE, VEDUTE DE' PRINCIPALI ANCORAGGI, DELLE COSTE E DELLE ISOLE DELL'ATLANTICO / E D'UNA COLLEZIONE / delle migliori e più recenti piante de' porti, delle rade e degli atterraggi / per facilitare la navigazione delle coste e de' principali fiumi ". The work is the report of a voyage to Brazil, carried out in 1844 by Eugenio Rodriguez, Captain of the Neapolitan Navy. The work includes two volumes and an atlas, printed in Naples, Royal Military Typography, in 1854 and in 1857 (the atlas). The maps of the Atlas, as well as the views, were engraved at the Topographical Office of Naples. Lithography, folded, complete with wide margins, in excellent condition." Dimensioni 550 797mm

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        A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal.

      Cairo, Egypt, July 9, 1857., 1857.. Very good. - Four pages, each 8-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Well over 1,060 words densely penned in a neat hand, with wide left margins, on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture". There is some minor darkening along the edges. The letter is folded several times, both horizontally and vertically, for mailing. There are two minuscule holes from a straight pin along the lower portion of the left margin. Very good.<p>A very important letter written from Cairo by Stanislas d'Escayrac de Lauture to Ferdinand de Lesseps. De Lesseps had previously, on January 23, 1856 to be precise, written to d'Escayrac in an attempt to persuade him to explore the source of the Nile. D'Escayrac was subsequently appointed to lead the Nile expedition by the Viceroy of Egypt. According to J.W. Heldring, who wrote about the exploration of the Nile in "The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher": "On the Egyptian side, a number of Egyptian army officers were appointed to take command of the military aspect of the project. The expedition never left Cairo. Internal bickering between d'Escayrac and the officers made it impossible to get anything done. It was a complete disaster and the expedition was dissolved." In the midst of this debacle, a beleagured d'Escayrac penned this letter. He, at first congratulates de Lesseps for his triumphs in England, two years before the founding of the Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez and then provides an extensive account of his disappointments with the expedition. <p>"Je suis toujours en Egypte, je ne demande plus rien mais j'espere toujours qu'on me rendra justice" [I am still in Egypt, I no longer ask for anything but always hope that I will be done justice] writes the Marquis d'Escayrac to Ferdinand de Lesseps in the opening sentence of this substantial letter. Congratulating de Lesseps on his triumphs in England, he comments on the losses suffered by Britain as indigenous Indian troops yet again revolt. He observes that the British have lost some of their political credit overseas and he points out that when British troops traverse through Egypt the Viceroy has expressed his intent that he will not pay the costs of this passage. D'Escayrac's expedition has been plagued by disagreement and bickering between him and Egyptian army officers who are to accompany him on the voyage. Others in Europe want to see a reorganization of this expedition which has cost him so much: "On espere et on desire en Europe la reorganisation de cette expedition qui m'a coute tant de soins et tant d'epreuves...." One can only guess whether he means that they would see the expedition through despite rumors spread by those who would seek to oust him or whether he's implying that they would like to see the expedition reorganized under different leadership. He expresses the hope that the Egyptien government acknowledge that he has conducted himself with fidelity and dedication: "...le Gouvernement Egyptien dont en meme tems [sic] reconnaitre que je me suis condiut aver fidelite et dedication..." as he is presently obliged to defend himself against slanderous accusations printed in newspapers which likely originate from those members of the expedition who disagreed with him and wish to take it over: "J'ai bien de croire qu'un instigant qui voulait me supplaner il y a quelques mois et dont les journeaux racontraient alars la petite conspiration....". D'Escayrac feels betrayed by his second in command in whom he had placed much trust and who approved everything he, d'Escayrac, proposed only to repudiate him later on. The bickering and disagreement between d'Escayrac and the Egyptian officers, not to mention the scandalous accusations, resulted in delays which were discouraging to the European backers of the expedition and jeopardized the project. D'Escayrac writes of being beset by foolish expectations and tactless monetary requests: "je luttais contre les pretentions les plus folles et les reclamations d'argent les plus indelicates, je souffrais cruellement de tous cela...." He then expresses his fears that he's now viewed by the German government as an adventurer, a thief and an imbecile: "...je suis devenu dans les gouvernement Allemand un aventurier, un voleur et un imbecile". He feels that the Egyptian government certainly owes him an encouraging word, but they have been silent. He confides his despair to de Lesseps: "...depuis un an j'ai assiste a la ruine de toutes mes esperances et presque perdu le [ ] de 10 ans de travaux et de fatigue...." He begs his friend to remember that he is a man of heart and honor, a resolute man who is devoted to him and who has been ill judged. He goes on to declare that he is ready to make any sacrifice to overcome the malice which pursues him and to come out victorious. Though he indicates his belief that the Viceroy is likely discouraged by the delays and scandals, he still continues to hope for his support and help: "Le vice roi en a trop de l'expedition, je le sais, mais d'autres le tourmenteront encore pour l'obtenir, qu'il me la reserve seulement, s'il me rendrait l'hiver prochain je la preparerais pour 7oct 1858, je ne lu demanderais ni soldat, ni cargoe, ni armes, ni vivres, mais une somme de 300,000 francs..." [The viceroy has had enough of the expedition, I know, but others will pressure him to obtain it... if he should come back to me next Winter I would prepare it [the voyage] for the 7 oct. 1858, asking him not for soldiers, nor cargo, nor weapons, nor rations, but for a sum of 300,000 francs...]. He feels that with this sum he could have a steamship built as he'd first planned and be ready to navigate the Nile. He could hire a crew which he could pay himself and thus avoid conflict with those who would, as has happened, try to displace him as the leader of the expedition. He alternately outlines a proposal by which the Egyptian government itself could save the expedition by providing barges, finances and putting together a crew eliminating those with whom he is now engaged in a power struggle "... ainsi l'expedition aurait lieu, l'opinion publique serait satisfaites, j'aurais acquis une liberte entiere ainsi que le gouvernement et j'aurait obtenue la justice qui m'est due" [...thus the expedition would take place, public opinion would be satisfied, I would have acquired full freedom as would the government, and would have obtained the justice which I am due]. Concerned that there is yet an effort to replace him he reminds his correspondent that to choose another to lead the expedition, in light of the fact that de Lesseps had judged him the most capable and that his name is now so closely associated with the expedition, would do him great injustice. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture".<p>The French diplomat Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI (1805-1894) was the developer of the Suez Canal which, in 1869, joined the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The Canal subustantially reduced sailing distances between Europe and East Asia, saving precious time. In the 1880's, de Lesseps later unsuccessfully attempted to build the Panama Canal at sea level. Beset by Malaria, Yellow Fever and financial difficulties, de Lesseps' Panama Canal was never completed and the project was eventually bought out by the United States which changed the design to a canal with a series of locks.<p>The 19th Century French explorer and geographer Stanislas d'Escayrac de Lauture (1826-1868) was called by the Viceroy of Egypt to lead an 1856 expedition to look for the sources of the Nile. Despite the failure of the expedition, which never left Cairo, he was awarded the cross of officer of the Legion of Honor by Napoleon III as a worthy representative of French science abroad. During the Second Opium War in 1860, d'Escayrac led an expedition of scientists and explorers who accompanied the soldiers. Falling into a trap, he was captured and tortured as a hostage of the Mandarins. Mutilated during his captivity , he was eventually released and returned from his captivity in China and dictated his "Memoirs of China" to his brother.<p>A RARE and significant letter.

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province.

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1857. - Deux volumes in-18 avec pagination continue. Sans le catalogue du libraire. Exemplaire frais, sans rousseurs intérieures, non rogné. Demi-chagrin aubergine légèrement postérieur, filets dorés, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, date en pied, têtes dorées. Couvertures et dos conservés. Edition originale du premier tirage avec la faute à Senart. (feuillet de dédicace) Agréable exemplaire en reliure du temps, ayant la particularité d'avoir dans le second volume des traits de crayon en marge et le terme "rétabli" face à certains passages (pp. 345, 426 et 468) qui avaient été censurés dans la Revue de Paris parue un an plutôt, et que Flaubert avait réintégrés dans cette édition originale après avoir gagné son procès grace à la plaidoirie de Maître Senard, au quel il devait dédier son roman. Les passages qui avaient été censurés dans la Revue de Paris sont en fait beaucoup plus nombreux que ceux ici soulignés. Vicaire. Un petit livret de 2007 sur la censure de Madame Bovary est joint. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [Famille Hommey]

      juin à juillet 1857, juin à juillet 1857, , in-8 oblong, 38 dessins à la plume et à la mine de plomb, toile chagrinée noire industrielle, de l'époque, Album de dessins réalisé dans un carnet oblong destiné à cet usage, avec le mot "Album" en lettres dorées frappé sur le plat supérieur : il est dédié "à mon tendre et cher neveu", daté de juin-juillet 1857 et signé Alph. [illisible ]. Joli ensemble de dessins à la plume, centré sur le quotidien fantasque de la famille Hommey, installée à Alexandrie, où le chef de famille est inspecteur du remorquage sur le Nil. A la fin, deux dessins (n° 35 et 36), exécutés à la mine de plomb sur papier teinté vert, représentent des paysages : l'un est légendé "sechoires tuques [sic] sur le Bosphore" (n° 36), l'autre (n° 35) semble représenter une scène de navigation, peut-être sur le Bosphore, avec en arrière plan le dôme d'une mosquée et le profil de minarets. Le trait à la plume est vif et nerveux. Il se superpose à des dessins préparatoires à la mine de plomb, à peine effacés. Le style, qui confine à la caricature, semble puiser son influence dans les dessins de Daumier, Gavarni ou Henry Emy. Le protagoniste principal, Mr Alphonse, qui n'est autre que le dessinateur lui-même, est représenté en tant que joueur de cornet à pistons, accompagnant toute la famille Hommey au cours d'un voyage musical fantaisiste. Il se désigne à plusieurs reprises comme l' "oncle Alphonse". Le récit commence par la réception d'une caisse venant de Marseille, adressée à "Mr Hommey, inspecteur du remorquage sur le Nil", contenant des instruments de musique pour toute la famille, des costumes et "une balle de coton à la disposition du public pour se boucher les oreilles". Tous s'en vont joyeusement, chantant, dansant et jouant, "aux sons harmonieux de la musique Hommey, les pyramides s'écroulent"... L'auteur s'intéresse au quotidien de Mr et Mme G.., couple de jardiniers qui gravite autour des Hommey, puis narre ses propres aventures ; il donne une représentation burlesque à la cour du vice-roi, fait danser les beautés d'Alexandrie, s'aventure dans le désert et se fait dépouiller de ses vêtements par des Bédouins ; toujours, il joue de son cornet à piston, qu'il déjeune, qu'il dorme, qu'il soit dans les lieux d'aisance... Jusqu'à son apothéose, où il se représente dans les nuées célestes, émergeant d'un gigantesque cornet, son instrument de prédilection à la bouche. Dans le dernier dessin à la plume M. Alphonse se représente en costume militaire, saluant son lecteur, après avoir reçu, dans une image précédente, l'album sur lequel il se destine à réaliser les dessins dont nous venons de décrire une partie. Joint : une petite carte volante dessinée à la mine de plomb [137 x 167 mm], peut-être de la même main, dédicacée "à Mr Hommey de la part de son ami", caricaturant un personnage à moustaches et pantalon à carreaux fumant le cigare. La famille Hommey est établie dans l'Orne et le Perche. Plusieurs de ses membres ont fait partie de la Société historique et archéologique de l'Orne fondée en 1882 : Joseph, docteur à Sée, Charles, notaire à Alençon, des banquiers dans la même ville (Achille et Léon) et, toujours à Alençon, un prêtre. Nous connaissons un autre album, probablement de la même main et figurant la même famille, réalisé à Nogent-le-Rotrou une dizaine d'années après. Bel album aux dessins charmants, émouvant témoignage d'une famille bourgeoise du Second Empire

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        Summer Months Among the Alps: With the Ascent of Monte Rosa

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Inscribed by Author. Rebound by Edmonds & Remnants, London, with original spine and cloth covers laid on to new boards. Advertisement pages to pastedowns have been preserved. Faint inscription to front end paper appears to read, "Lionel G. Robinson, from the author." Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff (5 December 1825 - 8 May 1882) was an English mountaineer, traveller, and author, from 1875 to 1877 the seventh President of the Alpine Club. 'Summer Months Among the Alps' was referred to in Mark Twain's 'A Tramp Abroad' as "Hinchliffe's book". Contains frontispiece, 3 illustrations and 3 fold-out maps, one of which has some repairs and is partially torn at fold. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. xviii + 312pp. Internally clean. Binding firm, spine slightly cocked. Hinges reinforced with binding tape. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Edges browned. Covers slightly marked. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mountaineering; Europe; 19th century; Travel & Places. Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 20658.

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        DOCUMENTI CIRCA LA VITA E LE GESTA DI S.CARLO BORROMEO - BIOGRAFIA DI S.CARLO BORROMEO.

      Besozzi, 1857. (Codice TM/0983) In 8° grande (cm 26) 4 volumi, XCVI-610, XII-534, 843, 458 pp. Opera completa. Fondamentale studio storico del dotto canonico, archivista della Curia Arcivescovile (Predari, 264), PRIMA EDIZIONE. I tre volumi dei Documenti sono illustrati con 2 ritratti litografici (antiporte dei voll. II e III), e completi delle 12 tavole f.t. a colori di cui 3 grandi e ripiegate, e 4 acquerellate, assai belle: costumi ecclesiastici, sigilli e documenti. Il volume della Biografia è corredato da bel ritratto all'antiporta. In fine otto tavole ill. di cui una grande e ripiegata. Timbri ex-biblioteche. Solide legature coeve m.tela muta, piatti marmorizz., etichette ai d. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa, pubblicata in tiratura limitata riservata ai sottoscrittori. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 950.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Ocean and river gardens: a history of the marine and fresh-water aquaria, with the best methods for their establishment and preservation. With twenty coloured plates from life. Part I. Ocean gardens. Part II. River gardens. [Complete].

      - London, Sampson Low, Son, 1857. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.9 x 13.1 cm). Three title pages (general; and, with engraved vignette, to each part), 235 pp. [viii, 112; vii, 108, (iv)]; 20 hand-coloured engraved plates [12; 8]. Later gilt-bordered burgundy morocco over burgundy linen boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined borders and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.= A rare and finely illustrated work, published at the height of the mid-Victorian "aquarium craze", and characterized by the outstanding plates of aquarium life of both salt water and freshwater aquaria. The British polymath Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-1879) was known as an accomplished illustrator (the illustrations are his), naturalist, entomologist, and numismatist. "Humphreys, who studied medieval manuscripts in Italy as a young man, became an accomplished scholar in numerous subjects. In addition to his many entomological (lepidopterological) texts, Humphreys wrote works on ancient Greek and Roman coins, archaeology, and the art of writing and printing" (Wikipedia). He also published on medieval illumination and missal paintings. Strangely, his work on aquaria is not mentioned. The freshwater part is in the rear, with pagination and plate numbering starting anew. Plate V of part I acts as frontispiece. The binding, though later, is attractive. A very good copy. Dean I, p. 611; Nissen ZBI, 2055. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Victoria Illustrated

      Melbourne & Sydney: Sands & Kenny, 1857. Light foxing to first few pages, otherwise clean; binding a little rubbed.. Oblong quarto, with illustrated title and 45 full-page steel engravings; later half red morocco binding. The original printing of Gill's famous views of Victoria, including many scenes of the prosperous and energetic city of Melbourne, Geelong and the Victorian goldfields, with four goldfields scenes and numerous vistas of gold townships such as Ballarat, Bendigo and Sandhurst: Gill's charming collection of views 'has a place in any collection' (Wantrup).The publisher John Sands commissioned Gill to prepare this series of views, which were then sent to England to be engraved on steel, and the work was so successful that a number of pirated versions appeared in England and Germany. The suite of 45 plates, with scenes of stylish Melbourne alongside bush scenes and the goldfields, forms a detailed and accurate record of Victoria during an important era of unprecedented growth and prosperity. Gill travelled frequently to the goldfields at Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine on horseback, becoming known as "the artist of the goldfields" for his evocative sketches and watercolours which captured the rapid changes and the bustle and excitement of the times. In this respect the numerous vistas of the large gold towns are of special significance as a historical record of settlements in the midst of very rapid expansion.Gill played an important role in the development of a uniquely Australian artistic style during the mid-nineteenth century. Wantrup notes "Gill was the first - and for a long time the only - significant artist whose works embody a distinctively Australian approach to his subject. In his work we see for the first time the characteristic egalitarianism, ironic humour coupled with sombre realism, irreverent disregard for authority and mockery of pretension that are so often identified in later Australian art."

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        Document Signed as President, August 19, 1865

      While his signature is authentic, the rest of his writing is very difficult to decipher. His history of arm trouble from the railroad accident in 1857 and the physicians decision to correct it by rebreaking it is as was standard when healing was not taking place; however, it did not improve. Although he did use a stamped signature as well as have his son sign some documents for him, this is his signature on what appears to be one of the pardons he issued in late August of 1865. For further information on these signings, see the New York Herald, August 20, 1854, page. 1.

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        Victoria Illustrated

      Sands & Kenny, Melbourne & Sydney 1857 - Oblong quarto, with illustrated title and 45 full-page steel engravings; later half red morocco binding. The original printing of Gill's famous views of Victoria, including many scenes of the prosperous and energetic city of Melbourne, Geelong and the Victorian goldfields, with four goldfields scenes and numerous vistas of gold townships such as Ballarat, Bendigo and Sandhurst: Gill's charming collection of views 'has a place in any collection' (Wantrup).The publisher John Sands commissioned Gill to prepare this series of views, which were then sent to England to be engraved on steel, and the work was so successful that a number of pirated versions appeared in England and Germany. The suite of 45 plates, with scenes of stylish Melbourne alongside bush scenes and the goldfields, forms a detailed and accurate record of Victoria during an important era of unprecedented growth and prosperity. Gill travelled frequently to the goldfields at Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine on horseback, becoming known as "the artist of the goldfields" for his evocative sketches and watercolours which captured the rapid changes and the bustle and excitement of the times. In this respect the numerous vistas of the large gold towns are of special significance as a historical record of settlements in the midst of very rapid expansion.Gill played an important role in the development of a uniquely Australian artistic style during the mid-nineteenth century. Wantrup notes "Gill was the first - and for a long time the only - significant artist whose works embody a distinctively Australian approach to his subject. In his work we see for the first time the characteristic egalitarianism, ironic humour coupled with sombre realism, irreverent disregard for authority and mockery of pretension that are so often identified in later Australian art." Light foxing to first few pages, otherwise clean; binding a little rubbed.

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        A narrative of the Melancholy Wreck of the 'Dunbar', Merchant Ship, on the South head of Port Jackson, August 20th, 1857, with illustrations of the principal localities...

      Sydney: Published for the Proprietors by James Fryer, 1857. Octavo,16pp., full-page sketch of locality on the final page and three full-page engravings; original sewn titled-wrappers, preserved in a scarlet cloth folding box. A rare pamphlet recording one of Australia's most notable nineteenth century shipwrecks and still listed as the worst peacetime shipping tragedy in New South Wales. The Dunbar, a magnificent first-class passenger ship catering for wealthy travellers between England and Sydney (named for its owner Duncan Dunbar) under a very experienced commander, was wrecked off South Head just a few miles from Sydney on the night of 20 August 1857. The impact brought down the topmasts while mounting seas stove in the lifeboats. Lying on its side against the cliffs, the ship began to break up almost immediately. One crewman, James Johnson, the sole survivor, found himself hurled onto the rocks where he managed to gain a finger hold. [see Tom Mead, The Fatal Lights. Dolphin Press]. His dramatic rescue is depicted in one of the included engravings. The Dunbar was built in response to increased demand for ships and passage in the wake of the Australian gold-rushes. The publication includes fascinating eye-witness accounts of the tragedy and the loss of 121 lives staggered Sydney. Some 20,000 people lined George Street for the funeral procession on Monday 24 August. The fine full page engravings by W G Mason are from illustrations by George French Angas and Edmund Thomas "it will be at once seen that no expense has been spared" [Foreword]. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). Margins neatly strengthened, age-browned and small cut from top of second illustration (no loss).

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        Victoria Illustrated.

      Sands & Kenny., Melbourne 1857 - 45 engraved full page plates. Lacks title page vignette, so 45 of 46 plates. Has foxing. Ferguson 15440C [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

      Melbourne : Picton Hopkins & Son Pty. Ltd., 1920s. Oblong quarto, pressed boards (split along front joint), pp. xxvi; [2]; 159; [4], illustrated throughout, ownership name of Bruce C. Stewart, Architect to title page and firm's name and telephone number inscribed to front free endpaper. A stunning art deco period catalogue of plaster moldings and finishes from the firm of Picton Hopkins & Son, one of Australia's oldest architectural businesses, founded in Melbourne in 1857 and still in operation. Many significant Melbourne buildings plastered by the firm (such as the Melbourne Town Hall; Regent Theatre; University of Melbourne etc.) are illustrated.

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        The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number XIII. July, 1857.

      Melbourne : George Slater, Publisher, 94 Bourke Street East, 1857. Bifolium, 260 x 205 mm, cover sheet and [2] blank sides, printed on thin writing paper, wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled 'View on the Yarra. - Hodgson's Punt', signed in the image at lower right; below the image 4 lines of letterpress describing the scene; lacking the second printed sheet; edges roughened and cover sheet with small marginal loss at bottom right; the blank sheet is lightly hinged to a backing card; very scarce. Ferguson, 13330. The first issue of the News Letter of Australasia was published in July, 1856, and the following notice regarding this new and innovative publication appeared in The Argus, 23 June, 1856: 'On July 2nd will be Published, No. 1, price 6d.. "THE NEWS LETTER OF AUSTRALASIA," an Impartial Summary. "The News Letter of Australasia," printed on superfine thin letter paper, with pages three and four blank for private correspondence. Price 6d. Sold by all booksellers and newsagents. Letters are not so liable to be lost as news-papers in transmission by post. Send to friends at home "The News Letter of Australasia," a monthly record and bird's eye view of the events and state of these countries. "The News Letter of Australasia" will contain a narrative without comment, most emphatically indicating and marking the spirit of progress of the times, and the natural characteristics of these countries. "The Newsletter of Australasia," printed on superfine thin letter paper. Sold by all booksellers. Price 6d. Published by GEORGE SLATER, 94 Burke-street east.'

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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 Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. Hinges professionally repaired. ; Livingstone's travel descriptions is the primary work of Africana. Original brown boards with blindstamped decoration and gilt spine lettering. Numerous b&w illustrations and fold out color illustration in front (lightly foxed). Steel engraved tissue guarded frontispiece with a reproduction of Livingsone's signature. ; 8vo; 687, 8 pages .

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