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        Scraps from Indian and other journals.

      Cheltenham: printed by R. Edwards 396 High Street. ca. or 1858 1857 - 8vo., caption title, 24pp. excluding several blank leaves, headings printed in red, contemporary crushed red morocco, fully gilt, the sides with extravagant gilt panelling, spine fully gilt with raised bands, all edges gilt, cream silk doublures, a superb, but frustratingly, unsigned, binding, lettered in gilt 'Lady Ford'* on upper cover.> An almost certainly unique privately printed record of mostly Indian press reports, all referring to the work of Lieutenant, later Captain, St. Clair Ford, bound perhaps as a special family keepsake. Loosely retained with this volume are three autograph letters written and signed by Sir Henry Frere, each addressed to Ford and written in terms of friendly intimacy. The reports, here reprinted, derive variously from the Cheltenham Journal> (May 6, 1854), Bombay Gazette> (July 9, 1854, and Dec. 12, 1856), the Sindian> (March, 1856, May 1856, Dec. 1856, April 1857, May 1857 and Dec. 1857), the Annual Report of the Larkhana Municipal Commission,> and the Delhi Gazette> (Jan. 17. 1857). They all refer, always in a positive way, to the work being done in Larkhana, Sind, by St. Clair Ford, who held the post of Deputy Collector and Deputy Magistrate. Ford seems to have been personally responsible for a whole range of improvements in the locality, including new and improved roads, a new bridge over the River Charr, a public garden ('The town and its environs are now neater, more picturesque, and more civilized looking than any in Sind'). One major infrastructure development - a new canal for irrigation and navigation - was called locally the 'Ford Wah'. In an April 1857 issue of the Sindian,> St. Clair Ford's administration of Larkhana was reported in glowing terms. 'Larkhana is an exception to the rule in Sind. It is the only district, Jacobabad excepted, which has shewn any signs of progress; but for these we are indebted to Lieut. Ford, personally, and his Zemindars. Lieut. Ford is one of the very few officers who have worked energetically and intelligently for the improvement of their charge.'. The three A.L.S.s (some 12 closely-written pages) from Sir Henry Frere (i.e. Sir Henry Bartle Frere, 1815-1884), who was the Commissioner of Sind province - and thus Ford's boss - show a relationship of mutual esteem for a junior officer, particularly as Ford, like Frere himself, showed respect for the local Indian population. The letters, dated from Jacobabad on various dates in 1858-59, were written just after the Indian Mutiny. They include this observation, on October 10th 1858: 'You will see by the papers that India is not yet at peace within herself, & you may be assured that within & without her frontier are many elements of strife & bloodshed still ready for mischief. I trust all will tend, through God's grace, to His Glory, but I am sometimes amazed & almost discouraged by the rampant folly I see & hear around.' All three letters were written to Ford when he was home in England on sick leave. * Presumably St.Clair Ford's mother, probably the widow of Sir Francis Ford, 2nd baronet (1787-1839). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A REPORT OF THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE OPINIONS OF THE JUDGES THEREOF, IN THE CASE OF DRED SCOTT VS. JOHN F. A. SANDFORD. DECEMBER TERM 1856

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1857 - Printed wraps lacking the front cover; complete, pages 393-633 [240 pages]. Grolier American 68; Howes S218; Sabin 33240. One of two simultaneous printings, the other in Washington D.C., for which no precedence has been established. The opinion of the court in this case constitutes the contents of this very important document. Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom in 1846 because he lived for a time in free states before returning with his owner to Missouri, a slave state. He won the initial case but lost on appeal and then filed suit in federal court. The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, voted 7-2 against Scott's appeal, declaring that all blacks, slaves or free, were not and never could become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories. This decision was the catalyst of a fierce debate in American society and is often considered to be one of the underlying causes of the start of the Civil War. Paper age toned, stitching a bit loose resulting in several detached pages; front wrapper lacking, rear detached, with some chipping to the edges. A Good copy only but complete and original with no library markings [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Class of 1857 Williams College

      [Massachusetts; Florida] 1857 - Quarto. Blind-stamped sheep titled in gilt on the spine, marbled endpapers. Two mezzotint engravings by John Sartain: of Rev. Mark Hopkins (President of Williams College), and Rev. Albert Hopkins (Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy). Splits at the top and bottom of the joints, rubbing on the binding, overall very good. The album contains 56 salted paper print portrait photographs, consisting of: a frontispiece with an outdoor group portrait of members of the Society of Natural History, a portrait of Professor Paul A. Chadbourne (who later became President of Williams from 1872-1881), and 54 students in the Class of 1857. Each of the portraits measures approximately 3" x 5". Most are oval in shape. All of the portraits are identified (although in a few cases, the identification is hard to read), some with additional brief biographical information (presumably supplied by one of the classmates), and most are signed by the subjects. The book contains an important frontispiece salt print (5.5" x 7.5") that is a group photograph of a "Florida Expedition" of 15 students led by Paul Chadbourne. This expedition or field trip was undertaken between February and April of 1857. It first went to Georgia and then to the western coast of Florida for the purpose of studying natural history and making collections. It was an effort by the Williams College Lyceum (the first in the nation) to add to the collections of the college. The participants are shown in their field gear with instruments. At least seven of the participants went on to careers in science. An excellent photographic record. Salt prints are by their nature more fugitive than most other then-contemporary photographic processes, and aside from the borders of these images, where the glue affixing them to the pages has interacted with the paper and lightened the borders somewhat, the portraits are expressive and immediate. This is late in the use of salted paper prints (better known as salt prints), which were the first commercially viable print process on paper and which had been introduced by William Henry Fox Talbot around 1841. They had all but faded away by 1860 (in more ways than one, as the images faded badly if exposed to light for extended periods) after the more stable albumen print had been introduced around 1851. A very nice album of salt prints.A complete list follows:1. [Frontispiece:] Mounted salted paper print (captioned in pencil): "Florida Expeditionists"-[Mezzotint portrait:] Rev. Mark Hopkins, D.D.-[Mezzotint portrait:] Rev. Albert Hopkins, A.M.Mounted salted paper prints:2. [Captioned in pencil:] "Prof. P.A. Chadbourne"3. [Signed in ink:] "Henry M. Alden"4. [Signed in ink:] "Rufus Apthorp"5. [Signed in ink:] "Yours truly Henry C. Allen" (with pencil note: "Died Jan. 2, 1905")6. [Signed in ink:] "Merrill Barber" (with pencil note: "Brig. Gen. U.S.A., retired, died 1906?")7. [Signed in ink:] "Nath'l J. Barlett (with pencil note: "Died at Andover, Mass., May 3, 1902")8. [Signed in ink:] "Fred. W. Beecher"9. [Signed in ink:] "Lyman Beecher"10. [Captioned in pencil:] "George Blodget"11. [Captioned in pencil:] "Lysander F. Burbank"12. [Signed in ink:] "Yours truly S.H. Calhoun" [?]13. [Signed in ink:] "Israel Carleton"14. [Signed in ink:] "V.B. Chamberlain" (with pencil note: "Capt. 7th Conn. Vols. Inf'y")15. [Captioned in pencil]: "Benton W. Cole / Died Apr. 14th 1860")16. [Signed in ink:] "Fred. W. Cole"17. [Signed in ink:] "James Deane" (with pencil note: "Capt. 2nd Conn. Vol. Inf'y Bvt. Major U.S.")18. [Captioned in pencil:] "John S. Doughty"19. [Captioned in pencil:] "Samuel E. Elmore"20. [Captioned in pencil:] "George W. Fay"21. [Singed in ink:] "Bentley [?] Foster"22. [Signed in ink:] "G.D. Goodrich"23. [Signed in ink:] "James Guthrie"24. [Captioned in pencil:] "Fred. S. Haight" (with pencil note: "Died March, 1883")25. [Signed in ink:] "W.G. Harding"26. [Signed in ink:] "James M. Hawley"27. [Signed in ink:] "Henry R. Hoisington, Jr."28. [Signed in i

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        Excursions sur les bords du Rhin en Hollande et en Belgique. Descriptions et curiosités du Pays-Rhénan, du Palatinat, des Duchés de Bade, de Hesse-Darmstadt, de Nassau, de la Prusse occidentale et des Pays-Bas [...], Limoge: Barbou Frères, [ca. 1857]. Op , 523, e titel: “Excursions sur les bords du Rhin, récits de 1855”.

      Gebonden in originele stempelband, versierd met enkele kleuren, 314 p., ill. Boekblok los in de band."Uitgebreidere versie van de ‘Voyage en Hollande et en Belgique'. De pagina's 155 t/m 314 zijn identiek aan de pagina's 7 t/m 166 van de ‘Voyage...'. Slechts de katernaanduidingen zijn veranderd, het zetsel is gelijk. De ‘Excursions...' bevatten vier getinte litho's van Poussin: Coblentz, Bacharach, het stadhuis te Brugge en een strandgezicht te Ostende."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Xi yi lue lun [= First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West]

      Shanghai: Ren ji yi guan. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Flexible cloth. Tone, some soiling and light foxing, light dampstaining largely in margins, many folded leaves opened, original wraps enclosed in worn burlap wrapper with largely peeled suede covering. Solid sewn text in flexible cloth binding. ; First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West. First Western medical texts to be translated and printed in Chinese. Three volumes-in-one; includes over 400 illustrations. Not first issue, since lacks 8 page bilingual table of contents. Treatise written by British medical missionary Benjamin Hobson with substantial assistance by Maocai Guan in reinterpreting Hobson's Western medicine for Confucian readers. While I do not read Chinese, this copy contains the entire 384 text and illustration pages contained in the National Library of Medicine digital copy viewable at: http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-8108251-bk NLM pages 369/370 are bound between pages 380/381; illustration page 210 has 3" tear, there are some additional blank pages bound with illustrations. Provenance: 1882 ownership inscription of Dr Horace R Smith, when briefly a medical missionary in China. Smith opened the American Presbyterian Medical Mission at Weixian, Shandong. 1916 gift inscription from Dr Smith to another medical colleague resident in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Quite uncommon and significant work in the transmission of Western surgical practice to Chinese practitioners. ; [113] double leaves in 1 case pages .

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        Canal Maritime de Suez. A collection of papers printed in Paris 1857-1863

      Paris 1857 - One volume in 8vo; 16; 31, (1); 24; 28 and one folding table; 72; 19th century green half morocco over marbled boards, very little bumped, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, inside clean and crisp, a fine copy. This volume contains the following papers: 1. Ferdinand de Lesseps: Circulaire à Messieurs les actionnaires du Canal de Suez, Paris, 31.octobre 1863, avec la resolution du Conseil d’Administration de la Companie du Canal Maritime de Suez, séance extraordinaire du 29 octobre 1863. 2. Ferdinand de Lesseps: Conférence sur les travaux du Canal de Suez et le sort des ouvriers en Égypte, Paris 1862. 3. Mougel-Bey: Rapport du Directeur Général des Travaux, 1er mai 1860. 4. Conseil supérieur des travaux: Procès-verbaux des séances du Mois de Novembre 1858. 5. M. le baron Charles Dupin: Rapport à l’Académie des Sciences au nom d’une commision compose de MM. Cordier, Élie de Beaumont, Dufresnoy, Vice-Admiral du Petit-Thouars et baron Ch. Dupin, mars 1857. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir de Dordrecht. Dordrecht, lithographie de F. Boger, [1857].

      Omslag in schuifhoesje, met daarin 18 losse blaadjes, 9x13 cm. Dordracum Illustratum 235. Het mapje bevat: titelpagina op porseleinpapier in zwart en goud, plattegrond van Dordrecht, 16 sepia getinte litho's van: Kraan, Vismarkt, Vriesepoort, Stadhuis, Marktplein, Rietdijk, Nieuwbrug, Botermarkt, Tribunaal, Harmonie, Blaauwpoort, Spuipoort, Aardappelmarkt, Vuilpoort, Groothoofdpoort, Hoog. Naar tekeningen van J.H. v.d. Heyden.

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        An executor of an estate complains to a lawyer later killed at Gettysburg, that "a Negro man sold by our agent" was never paid for

      Lauderdale County, Alabama, October 3, 1857. 6.25" x 7.75". "Autograph Letter Signed "Pugh Houston Exr / Jo Thompson decd," 1.5p, 6.25" x 7.75", front & verso. Mr. Trott's [Lauderdale County, Alabama], October 3, 1857. With original 3¢ George Washington embossed stamped envelope, 5.5" x 3.25". Addressed by Houston to "Hon. Hugh R. Miller / Pontotoc / Miss. / Favor of} / Mr. Trott}" Docketed at left, probably by Miller, "1857 / Pugh Houston." Fine condition.Hugh R. Miller of Pontotoc was a lawyer, Mississippi State Representative (1841-1843) and Circuit Judge (1845-1853) who, in the Civil War, commanded the Pontotoc Minute Men (Company G, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment) from January 1861 until April 1862 and the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment from May 1862 until July 3, 1863, when he was mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pickett's Charge.In full, "If not compeled to be absent I would like to see you at your office in Pontotoc Thursday evening the 15th inst. I am now a going to Panola & will come up alone on my return. I enclose to you a note of Jack Moore of Carroll Co. Miss for $1175.00 Given March 13th 1855 & due March 1st 1856 to Pugh Houston & J C Posey. We wish you to bring first at the next term of the Federal Court at Pontotoc. This note was given for a Negro man sold by our agent to Mr Moore, said Negro was the property of Estate of Joseph Thompson decd of Lauderdale Co Alabama; Judge Posey & myself are the Executors of said Estate & reside in Lauderdale Ala. I write this morning to Mr. Chisholm who was our agent in selling said Negro, to forward to you at Pontotoc, the names of witnesses in Carroll Co Miss. and to say to you what we expect to prove by them. This information will probably reach you, by the time I return."Pugh Houston (1803-1871) was a physician. He was graduated from the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania. He married Lucinda Chisholm (1807-1871) in 1830 in Lauderdale County. Joseph Thompson (1788-1849) died in Lauderdale County, Alabama, on January 25, 1849. His younger brother George S. Houston (1808-1879) represented Alabama in the U.S. Congress from 1841-1849 and 1851-1861 when he withdrew. He later served as Governor of Alabama (1874-1878) and as U.S. Senator from March 4, 1879 until his death on December 31, 1879."

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        The Tent and the Khan. A Journey to Sinai and Palestine.

      

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        The Northwest Coast; three years' residence in Washington Territory

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. First edition, 8vo, pp. 435, [1], plus 4-page publisher's catalogue; frontispiece illustration with original tissue guard, title-page vignette, 25 illustrations throughout text (many full-page), and a folding map; original blindstamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine; binding faded, the gilt dull, but fading is the major fault: remarkably little wear to extremities, the textblock is crisp and firm, and the map is free from tears and chips; a very good copy. Tweney, upon illustrating the title-page of this work, describes it as "now recognized as one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana." Tweney 74; Howes S1164.

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        Du lait

      Paris, Chez Bouchard Huzard, 1857, in-8, [4]-111-[2]-210 pages, demi-chagrin vert, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, Premier et deuxième fascicules de cette étude parue à l'origne dans le Répartoir de pharmacie (juillet et août 1856) : Introduction sur l'essai et l'analyse du lait (chimie légale du lait) ; Du lait en général. Des laits de femme, d'ânesse, de chèvre, de brebis, de vache en particulier. Cachet de la bibliothèque de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos passé, quelques rousseurs.

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        Tulloch & Brown's map of the Colony of Victoria :

      comprising part of New South Wales, the boundaries, counties, also seaport & inland townships, the gold fields with the latest discoveries, roads, tracks, &c. &c. Compiled from drawings in the Survey Office and correctly revised till 1857. Melbourne : Tulloch & Brown, 1857. Engraved map with original hand colouring (foxed), 550 x 860 mm, laid on linen and folded into original cloth case with paper title label (somewhat worn). A rare separately issued map from the Victorian gold fields, first issued in 1856, this edition from 1857..

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        Noticias biograficas de la enana alemana Doña Elena Briggs, la muger mas chiquita del mundo

      Havana 1857 - 8vo. 32 pp. The biography of Ellen Suter Briggs, which the booklet asserts was the smallest woman in the world. Briggs was born in Germany in 1821 and immigrated with her father to Ohio in 1830, soon afterward embarking on a career as a touring circus attraction. The Spanish language pamphlet describes her friendship with Major Stevens and Tom Thumb and concludes with several pages of translated press notices from American newspapers. The curious thing about Briggs is that we have been unable to find any record of her career in English or other sources. The pamphlet is manifestly scarce, with no copies turning up on OCLC, Palau or other references. With an inserted photograph of Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton. Lacking front wrapper, with rear worn. Soiling to the title page. Moderate dampstaining. The bottom corner, final leaf, cut out, with slight loss of text. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury and Evans, London., 1857. First edition in book form. Octavo. pp xiv, 625. Forty plates by H.K. Browne, including the frontispiece and the extra title-page. Period binding of half leather with marbled, raised bands, gilt decoration on spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Has the first issue points: the three line errata on page xiv; "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on page 371; lacking errata on page 467; "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp 469, 470, 472, and 473. Two early but slightly messy gift inscriptions on verso of front free endpaper. Some foxing to the plates. Covers marked in places and rubbed at joints and edges. Very good.

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        MANUEL DE LA VERTU ANGÉLIQUE

      BEAU Jne éDITEUR/a. Bray Libraire, VERSAILLES / PARIS 1857 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque con abundantes manchas de óxido en las páginas, con una rotura en las páginas del índice, rozado y fatigado en la encuadernación, en holandesa, en lengua francesa. Se trata de una especie de guía cristiana para jóvenes sobre como vivir cristianamente en el mundo. 275 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scraps from Indian and other journals.

      [Cheltenham: printed by R. Edwards, 396, High Street. ca. 1857 or 1858]. 8vo., caption title, 24pp. excluding several blank leaves, headings printed in red, contemporary crushed red morocco, fully gilt, the sides with extravagant gilt panelling, spine fully gilt with raised bands, all edges gilt, cream silk doublures, a superb, but frustratingly, unsigned, binding, lettered in gilt 'Lady Ford'* on upper cover.> An almost certainly unique privately printed record of mostly Indian press reports, all referring to the work of Lieutenant, later Captain, St. Clair Ford, bound perhaps as a special family keepsake. Loosely retained with this volume are three autograph letters written and signed by Sir Henry Frere, each addressed to Ford and written in terms of friendly intimacy. The reports, here reprinted, derive variously from the Cheltenham Journal> (May 6, 1854), Bombay Gazette> (July 9, 1854, and Dec. 12, 1856), the Sindian> (March, 1856, May 1856, Dec. 1856, April 1857, May 1857 and Dec. 1857), the Annual Report of the Larkhana Municipal Commission,> and the Delhi Gazette> (Jan. 17. 1857). They all refer, always in a positive way, to the work being done in Larkhana, Sind, by St. Clair Ford, who held the post of Deputy Collector and Deputy Magistrate. Ford seems to have been personally responsible for a whole range of improvements in the locality, including new and improved roads, a new bridge over the River Charr, a public garden ('The town and its environs are now neater, more picturesque, and more civilized looking than any in Sind'). One major infrastructure development - a new canal for irrigation and navigation - was called locally the 'Ford Wah'. In an April 1857 issue of the Sindian,> St. Clair Ford's administration of Larkhana was reported in glowing terms. 'Larkhana is an exception to the rule in Sind. It is the only district, Jacobabad excepted, which has shewn any signs of progress; but for these we are indebted to Lieut. Ford, personally, and his Zemindars. Lieut. Ford is one of the very few officers who have worked energetically and intelligently for the improvement of their charge......'. The three A.L.S.s (some 12 closely-written pages) from Sir Henry Frere (i.e. Sir Henry Bartle Frere, 1815-1884), who was the Commissioner of Sind province - and thus Ford's boss - show a relationship of mutual esteem for a junior officer, particularly as Ford, like Frere himself, showed respect for the local Indian population. The letters, dated from Jacobabad on various dates in 1858-59, were written just after the Indian Mutiny. They include this observation, on October 10th 1858: 'You will see by the papers that India is not yet at peace within herself, & you may be assured that within & without her frontier are many elements of strife & bloodshed still ready for mischief. I trust all will tend, through God's grace, to His Glory, but I am sometimes amazed & almost discouraged by the rampant folly I see & hear around.' All three letters were written to Ford when he was home in England on sick leave. * Presumably St.Clair Ford's mother, probably the widow of Sir Francis Ford, 2nd baronet (1787-1839).

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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]

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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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        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

      1857 - First editions throughout. 5 vols. 15 folding maps & 53 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, inside joints repaireddiscreetlyxxxvi, 578, [24]ads.; xi, 676; xi, 635; xiv, 641, [24]ads.; xii, 694pp. London, A very good stset. Barth made his name both as a traveller and historian. In 1850 he joined James Richardson's expedition to Lake Chad. Departing from Tripoli, this was one of several expeditions designed to disrupt the slave trade by way of promoting legitimate commerce. On Richardson's death in March 1851, Barth assumed leadership of the expedition and became the first European to visit Adamawa. Including notes on economics, linguistics, topography and cultural history, his account is of a much greater scopethan many traveller's accounts produced in the era. Abbey Travel 274. Gay 207. Hilmy i, p. 53 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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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        The Residency Lucknow and its Relief.:

      [1857], Lucknow Imperial Printing Press 1857 - A broadsheet poem by W.T.H.F., celebrating the bravery of the defenders and relievers of Lucknow. Now think ye gallant sons of Mars - in khaki or in red Of those who at their country's call, their life-blood nobly shed Beneath the scorching, burning rays of India's torrid sun They step by step advanced and held positions they had won! Those gallant Sons of Britain's soil, did nobly bear their share In fighting for old England's rights - theirs was to do and dare!

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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

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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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        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]

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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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        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]

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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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        Tom Brown's School Days

      Macmillan & Co, Cambridge 1857 - First edition, attractively rebound in full blue morocco. Gilt double ruled borders to boards. Raised bands, gilt titles and decorative gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt. Original blue cloth covers bound in to the rear. Spine sunned, a few light marks to boards but still presents well overall. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Previously in the library of Brent Gration-Maxfield, small note to verso of the ffep. 'Baron Pennefather' neat signature to half title. Complete with original description to a managers compliments slip when previously sold in 1957. Contents in excellent clean condition. A wonderful example, with interesting provenance. viii + 420pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa

      John Murray, London 1857 - Book measures 9 x 6 inches. First edition, presentation copy, in secretarial hand, inscribed on front free endpaper. '' G.M. Stewart from the author, June 1864 '' Collation, ix,[1],711pp, 8pp publishers catalogue, folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 23 plates, 2 folding maps. Bound in original publishers embossed brown cloth, with gilt lettering, brown endpapers. Cloth very lightly rubbed, some fading. Binding in good clean firm condition.Internally, pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Noticias biograficas de la enana alemana Doña Elena Briggs, la muger mas chiquita del mundo

      Havana, 1857. Wraps. Good. 8vo. 32 pp. The biography of Ellen Suter Briggs, which the booklet asserts was the smallest woman in the world. Briggs was born in Germany in 1821 and immigrated with her father to Ohio in 1830, soon afterward embarking on a career as a touring circus attraction. The Spanish language pamphlet describes her friendship with Major Stevens and Tom Thumb and concludes with several pages of translated press notices from American newspapers. The curious thing about Briggs is that we have been unable to find any record of her career in English or other sources. The pamphlet is manifestly scarce, with no copies turning up on OCLC, Palau or other references. With an inserted photograph of Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton. Lacking front wrapper, with rear worn. Soiling to the title page. Moderate dampstaining. The bottom corner, final leaf, cut out, with slight loss of text.

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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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