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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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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        ASTRONOMIE POPULAIRE EN 4 TOMES (1+2+3+4) - OEUVRES POSTHUMES.

      GIDE ET J. BAUDRY 1857 - ROD0109427: 4 TOMES : 1+2+3+4 : (VI+559)+554+635+854 pages. Etiquette collée sur la coiffe en tête. Dos à 5 nerfs. Trace de mouillures sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture. Tampon sur les pages de titre et les pages 25. Epidermures sur le dos. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 520-Astronomie et sciences connexes [Attributes: Hard 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.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Trois dessins originaux avec notes autographes, sur un feuillet portant l’adresse « Monsr Victor Hugo Haute Ville »

      Un feuille de 16 x 10,5 cm sur papier bleuté (dans un cadre spectaculaire en bois flotté). - Au dos d’un fragment de facture, sur la page portant son adresse à Hauteville House, Victor Hugo a tracé au crayon deux esquisses pour la cheminée en faïence en forme de H de la salle à manger de Hauteville House, légendée « creux » et « relief », avec en dessous cette note : « Statuettes en creux et en relief ». En bas de la page, à l’encre noire, d’une plume épaisse, il a dessiné une tortue, avec la légende : « LENTE SED CERTE ». Emouvant document du poête exilé sur l'ile de Guernesey pendant une quinzaine d'années et qui put, grace à son recueil Les Contemplations, acquérir et transformer à son goût Hauteville House qui devient une création hugolienne, "un véritable autographe en trois étages" dira Charles son fils. Suivant les directives d'Hugo et ses croquis détaillés, une équipe dirigée par l'ébéniste guernesiais Mauger mit en place, durant trois ans, le foisonnant décor intérieur, agencement de coffres, de pièces de mobilier, de miroirs, de tapisseries, dénichés dans l'île, et réalisa les immenses bahuts nés de son imagination. Devises et inscriptions abondent. On inaugura la salle à manger le 14 mai 1857. Le décor de carreaux de Delft recouvrant les murs, objet de nombreux projets, culmine avec la cheminée surmontée d'un double H (Hauteville House - Hugo) et couronnée d'une Vierge à l'Enfant. Dans les angles, les carreaux dessinent les initiales VH que l'on retrouve partout dans la maison. Expertisé par M. Thierry Bodin et Alain Nicolas. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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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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        General Map of Australia and Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land shewing the British Colonies as divided into Counties.

      Edinburgh : A. and C. Black ('Drawn by E. Ravenstein ... Lith. and printed in Colours by Schenk & McFarlane, Edinburgh'), 1857 (second edition). Map lithographed in colour, measures 960 x 1200 mm (printed surface), dissected and mounted on linen, a number of pen annotations, folded to approximately 253 x 312 mm, housed in a cloth case lettered in gilt, some edge wear, bookplate from the Ingleton Collection inside front panel. With ten inset maps, including New Zealand, Tasmania, Norfolk Island, the Colony of Victoria, the Mount Alexander gold region, Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne, and Port Jackson, Botany Bay and Sydney.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Aftermath of the explosion of the Mainz powder magazine, 18 November 1857 : three published sketches

      Three original sketches for wood engravings published in the Illustrated London News; charcoal and chalk on paper, on individual sheets, 185 x 270 mm; 158 x 240 mm; 160 x 245 mm; each sketch is captioned beneath the image but not signed; versos with descriptions by the artist of each scene; original fold lines; small loss at some corners from where the sheets were removed from an album at some point; otherwise in good condition. The city of Mainz was something of a military fortress in the nineteenth century, with a strong garrison ofAustrian, Prussian and Bavarian troops constantly at the ready to defend the German Confederation against a potential French invasion. In the afternoon of 18 November 1857, a huge explosion rocked the city when its powder magazine, the Pulverturm, exploded. Approximately 150 people were killed and at least 500 injured; 57 buildings were destroyed and a similar number severely damaged. The suite of sketches we offer here was executed in situa short time after the explosion by an unnamed artist working as a correspondent for the Illustrated London News. He despatched his sketches by post to London (hence the fold lines), where the journal's staff artists made wood engravings from the images. They were printed on page 557 of the December 5 1857 issue. It is likely that the anonymous correspondent also provided the text for the article on the disaster which the engravings accompanied. The artist's descriptions on the versos were intended as a guide to the engravers, providing them with more contextual information. The sketch titled St. Stephen's Church Mayence from the Powder Magazine (185 x 270 mm)is described thus: 'The foreground of this is very imperfectly made out - but if the picture be of any use, the artist who makes use of it can easily supply a foreground of debris and Austrian & Prussian uniforms - A uniform white layer of lime (from the stone) covers everything, and the weather beyond is fine & frosty. The site of the explosion is to the left - the foreground the slope of the crater formed by it - the trees shattered - St. Stephen's in front, & some of the Cathedral towers behind - the Taunus hills behind all.' A more grim description accompanies Street called the Old Kästrich(160 x 245 mm): 'Small old houses - walls of higher ones behind - are in the smash - the survivors hunting for bodies & effects among them - Austrian sentries - fatigue party of Prussians.' The third sketch is titled Site of the Powder Magazine(158 x 240 mm) and is described: 'The angle of the Boniface bastion in front - the Explosion crater with the ramparts behind.' The sketches are a significant eyewitness record of a calamitous event in Mainz's history.

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        A Collection of five Historic Acts and Declarations. Collection consists of five individually bound volumes: Vol.1: An Act for the Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland. (1657) / Vol. 2: A Declaration of His Highness The Lord Protector and the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, for a Day of Solemn Fasting and Humiliation in the Three Nations. (1656) / Vol. 3: An Act for an Assessment at the Rate of Five and Thirty thousand Pounds by the moneth upon England, Six thousand Pounds by the Moneth upon Scotland, and Nine thousand pounds by the Moneth upon Ireland, For Three Years from The Twenty fourth of June 1657. / Vol. 4: An Act and Declaration Touching several Acts and Ordinances made since the Twentieth of April 1653. and before the Third of September 1654. and Other Acts. / Vol. 5: An Additional Act for the Better Improvement and Advancing the Receipts of the Excise and New-Impost (1657).

      Five Volumes. London, Henry Hill and John Fields, 1857, Vol. 1: (2), 24 pages, (50 blank pages) / Vol. 2: (2), 5 pages, (74 blank pages) / Vol. 3: (2), 28 pages, (50 blank pages) / Vol. 4: (2), 40 pages (not consistently numbered), 50 blank pages) / Vol. 5: (2), 61 pages (2). Vol. 1-4: Modern three-quarter dark blue leather with blue cloth boards. Some gilt line decorations to boards. Gilt titel and decorations on spine. (Bindings by Period Binders, Bath, England) / Vol. 5: Modern half-leather with pale blue cloth. Gilt line decorations on boards. Gilt titel and decorations on spine. Very good condition. Bindings for vol.1-4 as new. Binding for vol. 5 with some shelf wear, some staining and discoloration to boards. The actual acts show age darkening, browning and occassional foxing. Edges are darkened. Pages have small tears and small amount of paper loss, but not affecting the actual text. A few pencil lines. A very handsome collection in tasteful bindings.

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        THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HORSE: WITH ANATOMICAL AND QUESTIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Company. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Containing, also, a series of Examinations on Equine Anatomy and physiology with instructions In Reference to Dissection and the Mode of Making Anatomical Preparations. To Which is Added, Glossary of Veterinary Technicalities, Toxicological Chart and Dictionary of Veterinary Science. Clean embossed brown cloth, slightly color faded from sunlight. Gilt title on spine. Skeletal horse on front cover. Mild cover wear at spine ends. Text's interior is tight, clean & intact. Illustrated with/20 suburb Anatomical tissue protected plates of the horse, from a great French Work. Tissue paper covering Fig. 16 is torn. 1857, (c: 1856). Agriculture, Nature, Horse ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 291 pages .

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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

      John Murray, London 1857 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        A Map of the United States & Their Territories Between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean, & Part of Mexico

      1857 - Sheet Dimensions: 22.75 x 25.75 in. Engraving. A detailed map of the Western Territories in the United States, including geographical information prior to the western state surveys.

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        Christianity in the Kitchen. A Physiological Cook Book, By Mrs. Horace Mann

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1857 - First edition, first printing, neatly re-backed, publishers blue/gray cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Scattered mild foxing and age toning to interior, mild soiling and shelf wear to covers. 189pp plus 16pp of ads. Cagle/Stafford 514, Bitting 306 (the 1858 edition). An interesting little book, reprinted in 1858 and 1861 that takes on both the adulterations of food question and abstinence in cookery. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Cooking, Wine & Dining. Inventory No: CAT000024. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Amateur Gardener's Calendar

      Overview Details & Condition First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title, "Mrs. J. Campbell Foster from her sincere friend J. W. Loudon, Bayswater Nov. 12th 1857". Author Jane Loudon (1807-1858) began writing to support her family after her father's death. "In addition to Prose and Verse (1824) she published anonymously The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827), a pioneering work of science fiction that brought together political commentary, Egyptomania, and interest in technology. References to a steam mowing device, telegraph, and other innovations led John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843) to review the book favourably and to seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male. They met in February 1830, and on 14 September of that year Jane Webb married Loudon, then forty-six, who was an indefatigable landscape designer... Jane Loudon worked closely with her husband on his Gardener's Magazine. Embarrassed about how little she knew about plants when they married, she attended lectures in London given by the botanist John Lindley, and wrote up her notes as articles. During the 1830s and early 1840s she accompanied her husband on tours through England and into Scotland. She served as his amanuensis, recording his observations about kitchen gardens, conservatories, and great houses and their grounds, as he recommended improvements and endeavoured to promote a taste for gardening as art. When production of her husband's Arboretum (1838) saddled the family with debts of £10,000, Jane Loudon turned again to authorship, and tapped the ready Victorian market for books popularizing horticulture, botany, and natural history. Instructions in Gardening for Ladies (1840) was hugely successful; 1350 copies were sold on the day of publication alone. The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals (1840), the first in a much-reprinted series of informative illustrated books, was followed by others about bulbs, greenhouse plants, and perennials." (ODNB). The present volume covers each month of the year, offering advice about must be done for the garden, flower beds, fruit trees, greenhouse, and nursery. Information is provided about choosing and cultivating plants, fighting pests, and gathering and preserving fruits and vegetables. It is illustrated throughout with attractive and detailed engravings. First editions in the original cloth in such nice condition are uncommon, as are inscribed copies. A lovely presentation copy by this significant female writer. ...Being a monthly guide as to what should be avoided, as well as what should be done, in a garden in each month... With numerous illustrations... London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847. Octavo. Original green vertically ribbed cloth blocked elaborately blocked in blind with floral patterns, titles to spine gilt, patterned endpapers. Engravings throughout the text. 32 page publisher's ads are rear. Spine tanned, short split in the upper hinge at the head of the spine, a few small bumps to the edges of the boards, contents faintly toned at the extremities. An excellent copy.

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        Chronique de la Régence et du Règne de Louis XV (1718-1763) ou Journal de Barbier avocat du Parlement de Paris. Première édition complète conforme au manuscrit autographe de l'auteur, accompagnée de notes et éclaircissements, et suivie d'un index. Comple

      Charpentier, 1857. Demi-veau glacé à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Elégante reliure dans un bel état de conservation. Le tome 8 contient un index. Première édition complète établie par La Villegille après celle expurgée qu'il avait  donné en 1847-49 pour la Société de l'Histoire de France (4 vol. in-8). De rares rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Including ... With a memoir of the author. Illustrated by engravings.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857. Edinburgh:: Adam and Charles Black, 1857.. Small 8vo. 746, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (with his favorite wolfhound

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