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        Leipziger Zeitung. Jahrgang 1857, Nr. 1-309 (alles) in 4 Bänden.

      Leipzig Expedition der Leipziger Zeitung 1857 - 6496 S. sowie zahlr. Beilagen. 27,5 x 22,5 cm. Blaugraue Pappbände der Zeit (gering fleckig) mit handschriftlichen Rückentiteln. (045). Unter wechselnden Titeln erschienene Zeitung, deren ab 1650 unter dem Titel "Einkommende Zeitungen" veröffentlichter Vorläufer als erste Tageszeitung der Welt gilt. Das Periodikum erschien ab 1734 unter dem Titel "Leipziger Zeitungen", danach ab 1810 und bis 1921 als "Leipziger Zeitung". - Vollständiger Jahrgang in vier dickleibigen Quartalsbänden. - Enthält weltweite Nachrichten aus Politik und Wirtschaft, Börsenkurse, amtliche Bekanntmachungen, Steckbriefe, Anzeigen etc. - Mitunter gering fleckig. - Insgesamt von schöner Gesamterhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Ostracismo de los Carreras.Los Jenerales José Miguel I Juan José y el Coronel Luis Ca-rrera.Episodio de la Independencia de Sud-América

      Imprenta del Ferrocarril, Santiago de Chile 1857 - 8º. 553 pp. 13 litografías (algunas plegadas). Encuadernación en 3/4 cuero. Lomo con nervios, tejuelo y dorados; cinta señaladora en seda. Personajes casi legendarios de las luchas por la independencia americana, los Carrera, chilenos de nacimiento, tomaron el suelo americano como escenario de sus luchas épicas. Intrigas, manejos, espionajes, siniestros y oscuros designios salpicaron de anécdotas la historia de estos años. Este "Ostracismo de los Carrera" está más cerca de la ficción si atendemos a lo atractivo de su lectura. Un clásico necesario. *Palau 362486 553 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.. Small 8vo. 746, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (with his favorite wolfhound “Maida”), by John Horsburgh after the painting by Sir John Watson Gordon (Scottish painter, 1788-1864), engraved half-title by W. Allan & T. Dobbie, engraved plates. Original full red morocco, tooled in gilt, gilt spine, a.e.g. Ownership inscription of Ellen Davis Browell, October 1859. Fine. With a beautiful fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of “Abbotsford” and an oval inset portrait of Sir Walter Scott, signed by Frost with his initials on the outer left margin. Abbotsford was the home of Sir Walter Scott. Painted by Martin Frost in 1986.

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        EGYPTIAN TRAVELLERS IN 1857

      [ASHLEY,Maria neé Baillie] Manuscript diary 17th March to 20th April 1857. Bound in diced leather notebook, rubbed but internally clean and easily readable, marbled endpapers. Approx 18cm x 11.5 cm. Pp 69 used with further blanks. Presumed ownership inscription "M Ashley Malta 1857" to ffep. Manuscript entries in ink, in a tidy hand. THE TRAVELS. The travellers leave Florence for Leghorn [Livorno] on March 17th 1857, and arrive just in time to embark on board the "Orante" steam boat. "William" leaves them for England ....and "Schacty" howled. "I felt very disconsolate as I saw William rowing across the port".Despite an " excellent cabin meant for four persons" as" clean and comfortable as a packet can be" the journey was marred by a detour to Corsica and Sardinia because of poor weather. Eventually arriving in Malta the company board the "Indus" an Oriental Company steam boat, bound for Alexandria.The author names her travelling companions at this point: Frederica Hope [neé Kinnaird ,daughter of Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird, now wife of Captain Hope] Olivia Kinnaird, [ Olivia Cecilia Laura Kinnaird daughter of Charles Kinnaird above], Smith their butler, and Saunders, Frederica's maid. The voyage is reasonably comfortable, although the swell makes things difficult;" certainly nothing can be more disagreeable than making one's Toilette at sea in a heavy swell". The party prefer to dine by themselves but most of the other passengers dined together, and later, the ladies worked ( sewing?) 'or drew whilst the men played chess or cards. Fellow passengers include "The gallant Captain Edwards and his bride, and a Mr Lushington. They arrive in Alexandria on April 5th to "a most striking scene ... the confusion was beyond belief. Fortunately for us Mr Bell to whom Capt. Hope had written from Malta sent a gentleman on board to meet us who brought me a letter from Charles Murray and also a Dragoman whom he strongly recommended". [Charles Murray; Consul General in Cairo 1846-53, who had befriended Mehmet Ali Pasha the Ottoman Viceroy. Known as Hippopotamus Murray for his importation to London in 1850 of the first hippo,"Obaysh" since prehistoric times.] "It was an amusing scene, horses, Donkeys & Camels being laden with all the Indian baggage - & people in all costumes down to none at all! running about in every direction." Despite the 85 degree heat, the travellers hire a "very tolerable open carriage driven by a black in a white robe" to see Pompey's pillar , first visiting the tourist office to book their steam passage to Cairo. They see their first groves of palm trees , and arrive at the pillar, situated in an Egyptian village " which at first sight we could not believe was inhabited by human beings being a collection of mud mounds with no windows & holes for doors in and out of which women and children were creeping like ants". They were soon seen, and "Baksheesh" is demanded. They continue to Cleopatra's needles, which " have none of the imposing appearance of the obelisks at Rome or Paris". Later, the party embark on " miserably small steamers" on the " Mahmooduh Canal". [ Mahmoudiyah Canal: a 45 mile long sub-canal from the Nile River which starts at the Nile-port of Mahmoudiyah and goes through Alexandria to the Mediterranean Sea. It was built to supply Alexandria with food and fresh water from the Nile. Named after Sultan Mahmud II, the Sultan of Istanbul, as Egypt then was an Ottoman province.] Their cabins were "wretchedly small with a narrow horse hair seat all round on one side" but on attempting to rest found that "the plagues of Egypt had commenced in the shape of countless fleas which attacked me on all sides!" One fellow traveller "had undressed herself entirely, so naturally found a horsehair sofa very uncomfortable, added to which she had no covering & soon began to complain of the cold. She dragged her gown and petticoat over her, then threw them off, then got up, lay down again, tossed her things about, groaned, complained , and made all the noise and commotion in her power totally regardless of her companions."After a difficult journey, they arrive on a cold and foggy morning and proceed up the Nile with the wind in their favour. They pass minarets and tombs, buffaloes and camels in the river , and frequent villages & " no end of people sitting on the mud or coming for water". At about two o'clock in the morning, they arrive at "Boolak, which is the port of Cairo". The travellers book into "Shepherds Hotel" (see below) which our author describes as "dreadfully dirty" .....with fleas mosquitoes and "bugs actually found on my bed....it is necessary to visit Cairo to form any just idea of the fleas! They swarm , they are in the air apparently , for they blow in at the windows and no cleanliness will keep them out ". Charles Murray calls on them, -they find him "greatly altered and grown very old. They meet Mrs Murray, and American, and are charmed by her ;"she appears most amiable and is very ladylike, not the least American in manner or accent ." They have luncheon with the Murrays and are "waited upon by divers Arabs and Turks with a little Nubian of 8 years old, who walked about with a fly flapper.......C.M. had a factotum called a Janissary whom he consulted about everything." After lunch, the author tries to smoke a pipe "and thought it very pleasant". Upon their return they take a carriage ( with runners bearing whips travelling in front of the carriage) to Shoobra , a Palace and Gardens of Mehmet Ali's, now given over to his Harem. "I have never seen such a lovely garden out of England one one as well kept". The next day, they venture into the Bazaar in Cairo, our author being "amused beyond measure" but her companion ladies O&F "said those of Constantinople were much finer". There is some discussion of eye ailments here- the author comments on the number of Cairo citizens afflicted with eye problems, especially the children. Dining with Charles Murray, they discuss a planned journey into the desert. Murray suggests that they should ride Dromedaries " the difference between a Camel and a Dromedary is pretty much the same as that between a Racer & a Cart Horse." Arrangements are made with Ishmael Moussa the Dragoman " who was to provide us with tents and all eatables, engage the Camels ,attendants & pay all Baikshuish, tribute money &c for 4£ a day for two months certain....We had brought Beds & saddles for horses from Malta or he would have had to provide these also." On driving through Cairo, the author admires the fountains and beautiful latticed windows, which are being replaced with modern windows because of a perceived fire risk. They ascend to the citadel, visiting the mosque," built by Mehmet as his tomb", and as yet unfinished.The nearby palace is also admired, with it's view of the Nile, and pyramids in the distance. A mausoleum, built by Mehmet for his family is also visited, barefoot. " It was well carpeted throughout & contained the Bodies of numerous members of the family, male and female. They were in wooden sarcophagi more resembling the Catafalques erected in Catholic Churches than anything else". At 4 o'clock, the party ride off to Gizeh in carriages, cross the river, and climb on to donkeys to ride to the Pyramids. After a pleasant ride, they arrive at seven in the evening and make camp. They have dinner, by which time the moon is up."The scene was then very beautiful & the Pyramids looked much more imposing .In the course of my walk I came across the Sphinx & have never seen anything so striking as this wonderful figure appeared by the light of the moon. The head only is visible above the sand...we all sat down for some time opposite to it on a bank of sand. The night was lovely, one or two Arabs who had come from the neighbouring village to guard us came and stood near us & their wild and picturesque dress & graceful attitudes, leaning on their guns, added to the general effect of the scene which was one we shall not soon forget." The next day, the party proceeds to " The Great Pyramid , that of Cheops...we proceeded to ascend the large Pyramid.I had not intended attempting it, but as O. began the ascent I thought I might as well follow. We had three Arabs apiece, one took hold of each hand & a third seized me round the waist from behind & lifted me up the highest stones some of which must have been between 4 & 5 feet high * (*perhaps none exceed 4ft) so that it wd. have been impossible for women to reach up to them without assistance.O. Soon took fright, and dreading particularly the descent turned back, but as I had got so far I thought it a pity not to reach the top, so I struggled on & was sitting on the top platform made by the removal of the upper stones/ supposed to have been broken away to the extent of at least 20 feet perpendicular height/ in 20 minutes from the time I started....I wd. advise anyone who is equal to the exertion to ascend as it is the only way to have an idea of the vast magnitude of the building or of the size of the stones. The descent was not difficult & with the assistance of the guides took but a short time. ¼ of an hour. They are indispensable but bore one cruelly by the incessant noise & chatter they keep up." Having climbed the Great Pyramid, the intrepid party set off on donkeys " and rode across a burning plain of sand for 7 miles, passing on our right Aboosir or Abusir .....the heat was intense - poor O. was unwell & we regretted having undertaken to go so far....we stopped at an Ibis mummy Pit which is very curious & bought of the mummies.We also entered a very interesting tomb, beautifully sculptured with hieroglyphics." The next day, the heat and dust in Cairo oppressive ,with a Khamsin wind blowing " so called from it being said to blow for 50 days in the course of the year and Khamsin is the Arabic for 50." The travellers stay inside all day, with the wind increasing at nine at night to a hurricane with some window panes in O's room being blown in, and sand in every room. Rain falls the next day which made everything much fresher , and the party try out their Palanquins- carried between two Camels " made of wood with shutters & in which as a mattress & cushion & room for two people, one sitting back, the other facing. There is a sort of pannier one on each side of the Camel protected from the sun. Freda and I got into these, but nothing can be so unpleasant or I should imagine more fatiguing than it must be after a time, added to which the motion is intolerable when the animal gets up & lies down & we had to hold as tight as possible." In the afternoon the party take a Turkish Bath, " having engaged the whole for ourselves. We undressed in a room sufficiently warm from steam & wrapped sheets around us. We then walked into another room warmer still & finally into an inner one where we sat on stools. The Bathing woman made her appearance , a large fat woman, with a cloth around her waist but nothing else on! She took Olivia in hand, two girls then walked in without a stitch of raiment, one went to Freda, one came to me, they wanted to pull off our sheets, which I would not stand - I thought it altogether most disgusting!.....O&F whose hair was very wet had their heads wrapped up in towels like Turbans.It had a droll effect." The company meet "Mr Lewis the artist and his wife- pretty young woman. He has been ten years in Egypt & wears the Eastern dress." [Probably John Frederick Lewis RA (London 14 July 1804 - 15 August 1876).He was an English Orientalist painter. He specialized in Oriental and Mediterranean scenes in detailed watercolour or oils, very often repeating the same composition in a version in each medium. He lived for several years in a traditional mansion in Cairo, and after his return to England in 1851 he specialized in highly detailed works showing both realistic genre scenes of Middle Eastern life and more idealized scenes in upper class Egyptian interiors with little apparent Western influence.][Wiki] This appears to give new information about the artist, as he is clearly present in Cairo in 1857. Lewis tells the party about the Harem, and the status of women in the Harem and their children. The next day Bhoda Island is the destination, to visit the garden made Tree by Ibrahim Pasha " now quite neglected" but the view of the Nile is beautiful,"here according to tradition Moses was found by Pharaoh's daughter". They visit Joseph's well ,apparently 260 feet deep, and climb a hill to see the sunset. On Wednesday April 16th Maria writes " at last our arrangements are completed & we fairly embark today upon a Desert Life". They " scramble into our Tattomarans - we had been obliged to buy them & had given £11 for them-/ they might have been worth £5/ as no others were to be had we gave what was asked". Freda and her maid Saunders in one Tattomaran,"Olivia and I in the other, Smith on a Camel. Shortly after leaving the gates Mrs Murray & Mr Lockwood Rode after us on their Donkeys. She looked so pretty ,we had all been charmed with her I never saw a more pleasing engaging person. They took leave of us in the course of a short time." Riding into the desert "where all vegetation ceases" they see the Pasha's Palace, and ride on, arriving at their encampment at half past six, " a bleak exposed spot near Heliopolis. The baggage had gone on but our tents were not ready, no one knew exactly what to do.It was cold, a great change after the heat of Cairo." Their first night in the desert was rather disorganised and Maria could not sleep with the cold. " It soon became clear the we had made a great mistake. The Chairs would do very well for a night or do but in a journey of this kind rest is of the utmost importance & we ought to have had camp bedsteads." Breakfast is taken at half past six " but did not start till ½ p.8 as it always took two good hours to pack, load the Camels &c." They walk meanwhile to see an Obelisk, but cannot reach it in time " nor to go to the well where the Holy Family rested?" They skirt the desert, make camp at a village and are off at ½ 8 " tho' Ismail exerted himself to get the Camel drivers to move. The fact is it was their village & they were surrounded by their wives and children who sat in groups staring at us." Their cook was Nubian," by name Abdulabad, a most picturesque man who wore a blue shirt,& a bright red and yellow Hd. over his head but no Turban- he walked a great deal, but when he liked, mounted a Camel.It was our great amusement to watch his operation.....he had an iron sort of trough for charcoal, some pots and pans & a wooden table raised 5 or 6 inches from the ground....he had no covering but slept in the open air...it was wonderful what decent dinners he gave us.... As a general rule we had soup with macaroni or vermicelli roast or boiled fowls, roast or boiled mutton sometimes hashed, sometimes currie, and dressed prunes or apricots as a sweet". The last entry of the journal is made on April 20th, camping near a village "surrounded with Palm Trees, the last civilised spot we are to meet with for some days, as it lies just where the vegetation ceases and the real Desert begins...between 10&11 when I went into Freda's tent I found the heat quite insupportable ,neither she nor I were suffering from it. The thermometer was near 110. I proposed that we shd read under the trees in the Pomegranite Grove near us & proceeded then with O, F.was to follow". A brief storm follows, and the diary finishes - just on the verge of entering the desert. And here we have a puzzle: the dates given for Frederica Hope (neé Kinnaird) have her dying in May 1856, which clearly conflicts with the dates of the diary, which has the party leaving in March 1857, Frederica alive and well. Did Frederica succumb to an illness serious enough to stop Maria writing her diary and which resulted in Frederica's death shortly afterwards in May 1857,( and not in May 1856 as records seem to show) ? Were conditions in the desert impossible for diary writing- indeed, did the party ever make their longer trip into the desert? We have searched in vain for further insights, especially into the death of Frederica, but without enlightenment. If she died abroad, in Egypt, we think it quite reasonable that dates could have become muddled. Like the Sphinx, an enigma! THE TRAVELLERS "William" who sees the party off in Legorn would seem to us to be The Hon. Anthony William Ashley [1803 - 18 April 1877] also known as William Ashley-Cooper, who was an English academic and Master of St Catherine Hall, Regent's Park. He was Member of Parliament for Dorchester from 1826 to 1830. He was the second son of Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his marriage to Lady Anne Spencer, daughter of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. On 8 March 1831 he married Maria Ann Baillie, a daughter of Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie. He died in 1877. The Spencer family here are the late Lady Diana Spencer's ancestors. This would make the author of the manuscript Maria Ashley, [M.Ashley ownership inscription on ffep], the Lady Ashley, born 28 April 1801 died 1 October 1885, making her 56 years of age at the time of writing this travel journal, and an intrepid woman for her times, rather bourne out in contemporary accounts of her as a younger woman: . "Maria Anne Baillie was the daughter of a Scottish soldier ...According to Lady Gower, 30 Jan. 1833: There are sad stories of Mrs. Ashley's temper and conduct: that she behaves in the strangest way to the queen, refusing to drive out with her at Windsor and getting up before other people; the intention being to disgust them out of wishing William to retain his place, as she wishes to live abroad. He mentioned her several times in conversation to me and talked of her cough and her chest. I am sorry for him. Her sister Lady Dover related in reply that she had met Mrs. Ashley 'looking very handsome, but not very pleasing. How she can show so much temper to such a gentle and amiable being, I do not understand. He looks ill and not in spirits, but talks of her, and of love, and of marriage, as if they were not awkward subjects'.He, who was additionally appointed the queen's treasurer in October 1834, continued as Adelaide's vice-chamberlain from the death of William IV in 1837 until hers in December 1849. It was she who appointed him to a sinecure at St. Katharine's Hospital, of which he was the last lay master.Ashley, who had long resided in Stable Yard, St. James's Palace, died at Mentone, France, in April 1877." [Citation: History of Parliament online] The other travellers named by Maria Ashley as her companions are as follows:Frederica Hope [neé Kinnaird ,daughter of Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird. Frederick married a Captain Hope] . Olivia Kinnaird, [Olivia Cecilia Laura Kinnaird daughter of Charles Kinnaird above], Smith their butler, and Saunders, Frederica's maid. We think that Olivia and Francisca are sisters. Our researches also show that the Kinnaird and Baillie [maiden name of the author Maria Ashley] families are related by marriage, which would lend weight to the supposition that they travelled together. Images , [found online] in this description are included in the description for illustration only.

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        Catalogue d'une riche et importante Collection d'Objets d'Art et Curiosités, Porcelaines anciennes…dont la Vente aura lieu après décès de Mme la Maréchale Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello. En son Hôtel à Paris, rue de Varennes, 73

      142 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo, cont. morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Maulde & Renou, 1857. In 1800, Louise Antoinette Scholastique de Guéhéneuc (1782-1856), married one of Napoleon's most successful generals, Jean Lannes (1769-1809), the future first duc de Montebello. Following her husband's death from battle wounds received at the battle of Aspern-Essling, she was appointed Mistress of the Robes to Empress Marie Louise. Louise de Lannes was well-known for her beauty and domestic values and she was a favorite of the empress. This catalogue is charmingly assembled. The collections were sold in five sales. While the catalogue is paged continuously, each sale - 2-5 February, 16-19 February, 2-5 March, 16-19 March, 30 March-3 April - has an inserted printed divisional title, each printed on a different color of paper (pale green, grey, pink, yellow, and blue). I have never quite seen something like this. 1644 lots including Japanese and Chinese porcelains, Bohemian glass, ornate Louis XV and XVI and Empire furniture, bronzes, candelabras, Japanese lacquerware, Japanese and Chinese bronzes, porcelains from Sèvres, Venetian glass, "bijoux divers," "un violon signé Amati, à Crémone," etc. etc. Bound-in at the end are two further auction catalogues: 1. Ménager, ancien Architect de la Ville de Paris. Catalogue des Livres, Estampes (Paris: 1864. 62 pp., one blank leaf. 2. [Jamin], Le Général ***. Catalogue des Objets de la Chine et du Japon ([Paris]: 1868. 48 pp. Engraved armorial bookplate of the library of the des Courtils family of the Château de Merlemont.

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        Peter Quack. - Ein lustiges Bilderbuch.

      mit reichem Bildschmuck und 8 ganzseitigen farb. Tafeln von Louis MOE. farb. ill. OHLn., 18 nn. S., Gr.8 quer. * Erste Ausgabe des recht seltenen Bilderbuches illustriert von Louis (Maria Niels Peder Halling) Moe (1857-1945) / gereimt vonFriedrich Fabrizius Max Karl Freiherr von Ostini (* 27. Juli 1861 in München 1. Juni 1927 in Pöcking) deutscher Redakteur, Schriftsteller, Humorist und Lyriker. ** best., Einbanddeckel berieben und angeschmutzt, 1 Eckabriß S. 2 fachgerecht restauriert. ANY QUESTIONS ??Please dont hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++ 7

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        Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 20 chromolithographed plates, 50 wood-engravings in text and 5 engraved folding maps. Contemporary gold-tooled green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2376; Wang, Chopsticks, pp. 150-151. First edition of a highly entertaining combination of travel writing and diplomatic history. It describes the diplomatic missions of the Earl of Elgin to China and Japan in 1857-1859, which ended in various treaties opening the countries to the British. In his capacity as private secretary to Lord Elgin, Oliphant was present at all the major events and published his account of the brazen gunboat diplomacy immediately after his return to Great-Britain. Besides witnessing the bombardment of Canton and the siege of Tientsin, Oliphant also gives vivid accounts of life and events in China and Japan, including his delights in eating with chopsticks. With an owner's stamp "Joseph O. Buch" at the back of the first flyleaf in both volumes. Minor foxing in the plates and a tear in the frontispiece of vol. 1 repaired with tape. Binding chafed at the extremities, hinges with some cracks and tops of the spines damaged. Otherwise in good condition. A beautifully bound edition of a highly entertaining travelogue.

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury & Evans, London, 1857 - First bound edition: octavo; hardcover, half-bound in marbled boards with a gilt spine title on a morocco label, blind-stamped spine decorations between four gilt-decorated raised bands, and gilt rules; 625pp., all edges dyed red, with an engraved frontispiece (with loose tissue guard), a decorated half-title page, and 39 engraved plates. Boards well-rubbed and some wear to the spine head; some wear to the lower board edges; some offset to the plates; and mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Very good.

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        Scènes de la nature dans les Etats-Unis et le nord de l'Amérique. Ouvrage traduit d'Audubon par Eugene Bazin

      Bertrand, 1857. Due volumi in 8°, pp. [6] 458 [2]; [4] 512. Brossure editoriali a stampa originali. Timbro privato di catalogazione sugli occhietti. Cop. del secondo volume sgualcita, qualche fioritura ma esemplare in buono stato di genuinità. Prima edizione francese di una selezione dei testi di Audubon. Raccoglie le descrizioni delle avventure di Audubon nell'entroterra nord-americano, insieme alle descrizioni di uccelli e a episodi dei suoi viaggi. Tra i resoconti anche le sue esperienze in Florida, lungo il Mississippi, in Louisiana e Kentucky nel 1820 e '30. Edizione estremamente rara. Cfr. Sabin 2371; Brunet I, 553.

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        Kyoka hyakunin isshu [alternative title: Kyoka Momochidori] [trans.: Crazy Verses or Light Verses. A Chorus of Birds]

      108 finely color-printed woodcut illus. (mostly two-thirds of a page). 55 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. speckled wrappers (a bit worn & somewhat rubbed, eleven folding leaves with some worming in gutter, extending into images, neatly repaired), orig. title label on upper cover, modern stitching. N.p.: 1857 or 1858. First edition of this finely illustrated work by Hiroshige. Each page is divided into three sections: the top contains two poems, the central panel has a poem and a poet's portrait, and the bottom panel is blank. "Among artists of the popular school who were uncultured, although not actually illiterate, Hiroshige was an exception because of his literary knowledge and tastes. He was a man of facile pen, for in the diaries are apt descriptions and occasional snaps of cynicism, all of them delightful because they are casual and informal. Had he pursued literature with the assiduity that he espoused art, he would undoubtedly have become a writer or poet. Although, as, with any phraseology or puns which are ephemeral, and therefore difficult to translate into English, the following poems from 'Kyoka Momo-chidori' will indicate his usual vein: Putting aside the moon and snow, How delightful it is to live roundly, With a head more round, Than a dumpling round and round! The verse alludes to the common saying, Hana yori dango, meaning literally 'A dumpling is better than a flower.' Of course it treats with both satisfaction and mockery the author's own shaven head. Utashige was Hiroshige's name as a humorous poet. He sometimes signed this name to Harimaze-ye (mixed prints of small size) or Sensha-fuda (visiting cards to shrines or temples) or illustrated books of lyrical drama. Also, some of the famous view-prints produced after 1839 bear the name of Utashige."-Prof. Yone Noguchi, "Life of Hiroshige," on-line. Very good copy. Some light dampstaining in lower portion of gutter. The worming does not touch any of the colored portraits. ❧ Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 195. See Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 847.

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 16cm (4to), in publisher's green ribbed-morocco grain cloth w/gilt urns & elaborate embossed decorations to covers, gilt decorations & title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, pale yellow ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Inscribed "Colbeck Cusquesties[?] Walker, Lissel:n Cr, May 30 1857" to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & spine & outer edges of rear cover sl. sunned); contents Very Good (frequent lt.-to-moderate foxing). "Athenæum" 30 May 1857 p.693, White 105, Dalziels 355, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114, Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 26, de Beaumont 374, Goldman 395.

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        Madame Bovary EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1857, 10,5x17cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Original edition. Binding open eggplant sorrow, back with four nerves purposes set with triple gilt fillets decorated with cold boxes, cold rollers on caps and cuts, framing quintuple gold striping and a wide net on the cold dishes, lace golden framing of contreplats, guards and contreplats silk moiré cream, light freckles on minor contreplats and guards, all edges gilt, bookplate pasted on a contreplat a clear wetting minor in the first foot slips the book, elegant contemporary binding (which occurs just as Clouzot). Very rare autograph signed by the author Alfred Guerard, close friend of Bouilhet which is dedicated to the book: "Alf. Guerard Remember friendship Gustave Flaubert " (The last letters of the word friendship and Flaubert's name was trimmed by the bookbinder). Autographs shipments are rare on Flaubert Madame Bovary. (See Clouzot). Alfred Guerard was with Gustave Flaubert closest friend Bouilhet. This large industrial Rouen was also a friend of the arts and a true patron Bouilhet who dedicated several works. Flaubert, as evidenced by his correspondence, was not wanting to invite him to his literary or artistic dinners. It will include, in 1863, one of the very few listeners Castle hearts, magic aborted knew that this "solemn reading before an Areopagus" Flaubert selects among his friends from high society: "We wanted to have a bourgeois public to judge the effect of the naive work "(see the letters to his niece Caroline in December 1863). Nice copy with autograph sending richly established contemporary binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en plein chagrin aubergine, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de triples caissons à froid, roulettes à froid sur les coiffes et les coupes, encadrement de quintuples filets dorés et d'un large filet à froid sur les plats, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée crème, légères rousseurs sans gravité sur les contreplats et les gardes, toutes tranches dorées, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat, une mouillure claire sans gravité en pied des premiers feuillets de l'ouvrage, élégante reliure de l'époque (ce qui se rencontre peu selon Clouzot). Très rare envoi autographe signé de Gustave Flaubert à Alfred Guérard, proche ami de Louis Bouilhet à qui est dédié l'ouvrage : « à Alf. Guérard souvenir d'amitié. Gustave Flaubert. » Les dernières lettres du mot amitié et du nom de Flaubert ont été rognées par le relieur. Les envois autographes de Flaubert sont fort rares sur Madame Bovary (cf. Clouzot). Alfred Guérard fut avec Gustave Flaubert le plus proche ami de Louis Bouilhet. Ce grand industriel rouennais était également un ami des arts et un véritable mécène pour Bouilhet qui lui dédia plusieurs ouvrages. Flaubert, comme en témoigne sa correspondance, ne manquait pas de l'inviter à ses dîners littéraires ou artistiques. Il sera notamment en 1863 l'un des très rares auditeurs du Château des cœurs, féerie avortée qui ne connut que cette « lecture solennelle devant un aréopage » que Flaubert sélectionne parmi ses amis de la haute société : « Nous avons voulu avoir un public de bourgeois pour juger de l'effet naïf de l'œuvre » (voir les lettres à sa nièce Caroline de décembre 1863). Bel exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe, richement établi en reliure de l'époque. 

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        Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 20 chromolithographed plates, 50 wood-engravings in text and 5 engraved folding maps. Contemporary gold-tooled green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2376; Wang, Chopsticks, pp. 150-151. First edition of a highly entertaining combination of travel writing and diplomatic history. It describes the diplomatic missions of the Earl of Elgin to China and Japan in 1857-1859, which ended in various treaties opening the countries to the British. In his capacity as private secretary to Lord Elgin, Oliphant was present at all the major events and published his account of the brazen gunboat diplomacy immediately after his return to Great-Britain. Besides witnessing the bombardment of Canton and the siege of Tientsin, Oliphant also gives vivid accounts of life and events in China and Japan, including his delights in eating with chopsticks. With an owner's stamp "Joseph O. Buch" at the back of the first flyleaf in both volumes. Minor foxing in the plates and a tear in the frontispiece of vol. 1 repaired with tape. Binding chafed at the extremities, hinges with some cracks and tops of the spines damaged. Otherwise in good condition. A beautifully bound edition of a highly entertaining travelogue.

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        Pleasures Of The Water Cure: By A Patient Who Has Been Well Drench'd And Wrench'd And Restored To Health. Portraits Of Celebrated Water Doctors

      Unpaginated [12 pp.]. Original oblong cream-coloured paper wrappers with engraved illustration and title. Six leaves, each with two humourous engravings with captions beneath. Caricatures of the popular Victorian revival of hydrotherapy. Wrappers slightly marked, but remarkably fresh and complete. Foxing throughout, affecting images. Only two copies found, at Wellcome and Oxford. Scarce item

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        De zending van graaf van Elgin naar China en Japan in 1857, 1858, 1859.Utrecht, Nolet and son, [1860]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 5 full-page chromolithographed plates, 3 lithographed maps (2 folding), some letterpress tables in text. Contemporary blue calf, purple textured cloth sides.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 547; Cordier, Sincia, col. 2376; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); NCC (same 3 copies). Very rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of an account of Lord Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857 to 1859, written by the diplomat, traveller and secretary to Lord Elgin during the Washington negotiations of the reciprocity treaty with Canada in 1846, Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888). The plates depict a reception tent of the Royal commissioner at Tahkoo, the signing of the Tientsin treaty, a view of Mount Fuji, tea gardens in the vicinity of Yedo (Tokyo) and a Japanese funeral. The maps show the course of the rivers Yangtze, Pei ho (Hai), Woosung (Suzhou Creek) and Ningpo (Yong).In very good condition, with some foxing. Bindings worn and cracked at the hinges and corners. Dutch translation of Elgin's mission to China and Japan.

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        PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PAPIER SEC, GLACES ALBUMINÉES, COLLODION, PLAQUES MÉTALLIQUES.; DIVERS PROCÉDÉS PAR MM. E. BACOT, BAILLIEU D'AVRINCOURT, BAYARD, ARTHUR CHEVALIER, A. FESTEAU. DESCRIPTION D'UNE NOUVELLE CHAMBRE OBSCURE POUR OPERER EN PLEINE LUMIÈRE. AVANTAGES DE L'OBJECTIF A VERRES COMBINÉS INVENTÉ PAR CHARLES CHEVALIER, INGÉNIEUR OPTICIEN

      Paris: Palais-Royal, 158. Dépot chez les Libraires: Bailliére, Roret, etc., 1857. First edition. 12mo., iv, 5 - 75, [1] pp., 1 folded engraved plate. Original printed wrappers which are moderately toned. The text has a few instances of light scattered foxing, mild toning and a soft crease to the top blank margin of a few leaves. A very good copy, housed in a paper over boards clamshell box with printed paper labels. Charles Chevalier (1804-1859) was the leading French manufacturer of the camera obscura, lenses and optical instrument. In 1826, he furnished Niépce with a camera and lens of his own design for his early experiments in reproducing images through the agency of light. He told Niépce of the similar experiments of Daguerre, for whom he also made lenses and cameras, as well as advised him on his experiments. It is Chevalier who made the introduction which lead to the partnership between Niépce and Daguerre. Further, Chevalier supplied lenses and camera equipment for William Henry Fox Talbot. In this manual, Chevalier offers the latest improvements to collodion plates, albumenized paper, the daguerreian and other processes, written by himself, Hippolyte Bayard, Arthur Chevalier, among others. He describes a new advancement in darkroom construction and usage, and he touts the superiority of his Photographe àverres combinés, the first double, or portrait lens made for photography; it was also the first variable focal length lens, consisting of lens components that could be reassembled to obtain different formation and focal lengths for portraits, landscapes and other requirements. WorldCat locates five copies with Arkansas State University and Wayne State University as the only North American Holdings. Roosens and Salu No. 6530. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 94.

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        LE STRADE FERRATE. Considerate nei rapporti tecnici, amministrativi e commerciali. Lavoro compilato sulle opere di Biot, Polonceau, Perdonnet, Séguin, Minard, Journal des Chemins de Fer, ecc.

      Milano, Tipogr. Domenico Salvi, 1857-1858, In-8 gr. (mm. 252x160), 2 voll., tela edit. (con alone, picc. foro a un dorso), pp. 559; 651; con oltre 200 figg. nel t. e 4 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 più volte ripieg.(una con la pianta e il ponte sul fiume Mincio per la strada ferrata in sommità.. e l’altra con il profilo di livellazione e topografia da Verona a Coccaglio). Questo interessante studio è divisto in due parti: la prima fa la storia e statistica delle strade ferrate in Europa, Stati Uniti, Egitto, India, Brasile e Messico. Si occupa dei principi che devono presiedere nello studio dei tracciamenti - dei movimenti di terra e delle opere d’arte - dell’armamento e degli accessori della strada - dei capitali impiegati nelle strade ferrate, spese di costruzione e loro rendita - dei disastri lungo le strade ferrate in Francia, Inghilterra, Prussia, Belgio e Stati Uniti. La seconda è relativa alle stazioni, ai vagoni o vetture impiegate sulle strade ferrate, ai motori, alle maccchine locomotive; ai nuovi sistemi adottati o proposti allo scopo di perfezionare il materiale su le strade ferrate; alla legislazione sulle strade ferrate Lombardo-Venete; alle norme da osservarsi per ottenere la concessione di una strada ferrata; al capitolo d’appalto per la costruzione ed esercizio della strada ferrata da Roma a Bologna, passando per Ancona. "Edizione originale". Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 854. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Ouvres De Vauvenargues;

      Paris - Furne Et Cie, 1857 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. The works of Luc de Clapiers, the marquis de Vauvenargues, attractively presented ina Niedree binding. This copy previously belonged toUstazade Silvestre de Sacy, of the Academie Francais, and was inscribed to him by the editor, D. - L. Gilbert. Ustazade was the son of the famous Antoine Isaac, the French linguist and orientalist. Ustazade was a literary and political contributor to Journal des Dbats. He became a curator at the Bibliothque Mazarine in 1836 and became its administrator in 1848. He was elected to the Acadmie franaise on 18 May 1854, and became a senator in 1865. Bound by Niedree of Paris in half morocco. The bookbinder's stamp can be found to the front blanks. Vauvenargues was a minor French noble, who, prior to his death from ill-health at 31, published a collection of essays and aphorisms at the encouragement of his friend Voltaire. While almost inevitably fairly obscure due to the brevity of his literary career, his works have attractedadmirers and interest ever since. Schopenhauer favorably quoted several of Vauvenargues sayings, including: la clart est la bonne foi des philosophes [clarity is the good faith of philosophers], from Reflections and Maxims, 729], and: personne n'est sujet a plus de fautes que ceux qui n'agissent que par reflexion [none are so prone to make mistakes as those who act only on reflection]. Condition: In a half morocco Niedree binding, with marbled boards. Externally excellent withonly some very light marking to the boards and very slight rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are untrimmed, and the foredge of he first volume is lightly spotted. Internally with the bookbinder's stamp to the front blank of both volumes. The first volume has a contemporary ink inscription to the halftitle page. Both volumes are clean and bright throughout, with only a hint of cockling. Firmly bound. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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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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        WALKER'S EXPEDITION NACH NICARAGUA und der centralamerikanische Krieg nebst der vollstandigen diplomatischen Correspondenz. Aus dem Englischen.

      Braunschweig: Schulbuchhandlung, 1857. x, 217 pages of text. Original half leather binding with paper-covered boards is moderately worn and rubbed, with an added paper spine label faded to blank. Illustrated with a frontisportrait and a fold-out map. The portrait and many pages of text are moderately foxed. The map has minor foxing/soiling. Previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper. Howes W256. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Departur. (Second class)" and "The return ( First Class ). 2 Blatt.

      - altkol Aquatinten v. W.H. Simmons n. A. Solomon b. Gambart & Co, dat. 1857, je 47 x 68 Blatt 1 "The Departure" zeigt eine Familie in einem Abteil der 2. Klasse. Sie bringt ihren Sohn zu einem Schiff, das diesen zu den Australischen Goldfeldern bringen soll. Blatt 2: "The Return" zeigt ( Jahre später) den nun sehr erfolgreichen Mann mit seinen Kindern in einem Abteil der 1. Klasse. Die Vorlagen waren die Gemälde von Abraham Solomon ( 1824 - 1862), die heute in der australischen Nationalgalerie hängen.

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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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        Bruchstücke aus den Begebenheiten eines unbekannten Beherrschers der verborgenen Obern der höhern Illuminaten und höhern Propagande.

      3 in 1 Band. Mit einer gest. Titelvign. 192, 192, 160 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Kloss 3971 Wolfstieg 41538: "Selten" Taute, Bundesromane 100 Wohl sehr zu Recht nicht bei Hagen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Das Werk wird immer wieder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe zugeschrieben selbst einige Bibliotheken über den KVK geben ihn als Verfasser an. In der von Lothar Baus veranstalteten Neuausgabe (Homburg (Saar) "Asclepios-Ed.") wird diese These auch vertreten der bearbeitende Antiquar kann sich dem allerdings nicht anschließen. - Mit Exlibris des bekannten Freimaurers F. G. Irwin (18281892 seit 1857 Mitglied in der Gibraltar Lodge no325, später Mitglied mehrerer Rosenkreuzer-Vereinigungen in Großbritannien). - Berieben und bestoßen. Am unteren weißen Rand fast durchgehend tintenfleckig.

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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.

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        F. C. Schlossers Weltgeschichte für das deutsche Volk. Unter Mitwirkung des Verfassers bearbeitet von Dr. G. L. Kriegk. Hier: 19 Bände in 9 Büchern.

      Frankfurt/M., Barrentrapp. 1844-1857. - Gr.8°. Insgesamt ca. 9500 Seiten (XXVI/480, XVI/500, 566, 604, XXII/442, 465, IV/492, VIII/589, 480, 506, 480, 486, 482, 513, 628, XVI/499, 504, 475, 277 Seiten). Frakturdruck. Schwarze Halblederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. (Leder gering und unauffällig berieben. Wenige Anfangsblätter in einigen Bänden etwas stockfleckig. Einzeilenstempel). - Im übrigen gut erhaltene, dekorative und saubere Exemplare in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: I. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Orientalische Völker. Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. II. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. III. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit / Geschichte der Römer. IV. Geschichte der alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. V. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VI. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VII. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VIII. Geschichte des Mittelalters. IX. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. X. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XI. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XIII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XIV. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts. XV. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts. XVI. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. XVII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. XVIII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte der ersten Zeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. XIX. Vollständiges Namen- und Sachregister.

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        Report to the General Assembly on the Condition of the Railroads in Tennessee

      G.C. Torbett and Co., Printers, Nashville 1857 - 36 pp.+ large folding table as frontispiece. The first report on Tennesse railroads then under construction, operating, and / or proposed, with details of their ownership, investments, contracts, miles of track, etc.,made by Railroad Commissioner Robert Garnett Payne (1812-1861), who had been appointed to the position a year earlier in 1856. Later reports are sometimes on the market but this first has apparently not appeared in any sales since 1964. OCLC locates nine copies under two accession numbers: NY Hist. Soc., Emory, N. Carolina, Cinn. Hist. Lib., Lib. Co. Phila., Brown, Knox Cnty Lib., Virginia (24895613) and Newberry (67540327). Sabin 59291. Removed from a larger volume, lacking wrappers, tears to folding table repaired on verso, still a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL MEDINAH AND MECCAH

      London Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts 1857 - 2 volumes. The second edition overall, the first edition in two volumes and the first with an additional appendix on the tribes of El Hejaz. With the folding map and plans, and the tinted and colour lithographs. This edition retains all the colour lithographs of the first edition and was the last edition to do so. 8vo, in the publisher's original scarce variant binding of maroon pebbled cloth, with the elaborate all-over designs on the spines and covers in gilt rather then in black, t.e.g. Now protected in a custom slipcase covered in maroon cloth. xiv, 418; 422 pp. A very bright and handsome set, especially clean and attractive for a book rarely found in the original cloth or in such well preserved condition, fine with just a little light wear to the spine tips and extremities, hinges are all firm and fully intact, the text is especially clean and fresh with the colour plates very bright and vivid. AN UNUSUALLY PLEASING COPY OF ONE OF BURTON'S GREATEST BOOKS AND A CORNERSTONE BOOK IN THE OUEVRE. RARE IN THIS CONDITION AND THIS BINDING STATE. According to Penzer, and to countless readers since, this is "one of the greatest works of travel ever published." Burton was one of the first westerners to enter the Arab holy cities; to accomplish this he had to assume the character and costume of a Persian Mirza, a wandering Dervish, and a "Pathan." Mrs. Burton said of his feat that " It meant .living for nine months in the hottest and most unhealthy climate, upon repulsive food; it meant complete and absolute isolation from everything that makes life tolerable, from all civilisation, from all his natural habits; the brain at high tension, but the mind never wavering from the role he had adopted; but he liked it, he was happy in it, he felt at home in it, and in this book he tells you how he did it, and what he saw." Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. He spent much of his childhood in Italy and France and was educated eclectically. In 1840, he began studies at Trinity College, Oxford and distinguished himself through his eccentric behavior. Two years later, he joined the 18th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry at Baroda, in order to study "Oriental" life and languages. He had already studied some Arabic in London and learned Gujarati, Marathi, Hindustani, Persian and Arabic while in India. He eventually took on a position that allowed him to mix more freely with the indigenous peoples, especially the lower classes, and began to dress like them. Burton’s seven years in India allowed him to become familiar with the languages, customs and geography of the East. This preparation paved the way for his famous trip to Mecca. At this time, there were areas of the Middle East that were still unknown to Westerners and thus, represented grey areas on the world map. Rumor and second hand information about the inner workings and holy sites of one of the largest religions in the world was all that was available to European scholars. Burton’s decision to go to Mecca was approved by the Royal Geographical Society in order to fill this void. He passed himself off as an Indian Pathan and was required to know the rituals of a pilgrimage as well as the exigencies of manners and etiquette. Discovery of his deception would all but certainly have met with execution, this alone should indicate the importance both Burton and the R.G.S. placed on this mission. His publication of the journey--The Pilgrimage to Al-Medinah and Meccah--allowed European readers to experience new cultures, traditions and history. Burton’s writing was accessible to the general reader and provided an intimate and well-documented portrayal of the Middle East. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution. Troisième édition

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. Demi-cuir à coins. Très bon. Signé par l'auteur. In-8. 479 pages. Troisième édition. Dos restauré de façon professionnelle. Rousseurs. Sous boîtier de conservation. Dédicace au faux-titre à Edward Everett, avec son ex libris. / Third edition. Spine expertly restored. Foxings. Recent clamshell box. Inscribed on the half-title to Edward Everett, with his ex libris. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Homme politique, recteur de l'Université Harvard, Edward Everett (1794-1865) a été le premier à publier un compte rendu de De la Démocratie en Amérique en 1836. Avec Abraham Lincoln, il a fait le premier discours lors du Gettysburg Address en 1863. / Politician, Principal of Harvard, Edward Everett (1794-1865) was the first to publish a review of De la démocratie en Amérique in 1836. With Abraham Lincoln, he did the first speech of the Gettysburg Address in 1863. Important Association Copy.

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        Antiquités celtiques et antédiluviennes. Mémoire sur l'industrie primitive et les arts à leur origine.

      Paris, Treuttel, Wurtz, Derache, Dumoulin, 1857. ____ Première édition. Tome 2 seul. La publication de cet ouvrage s'est étalée sur 13 ans. L'ouvrage fondateur de la préhistoire n'a connu aucun succès en son temps et a complètement été ignoré des milieux scientifiques. "Je ne crois pas à la possibilité d'un changement subit dans la conformation d'une espèce, mais je crois à une modification successive, car tout se modifie dans la nature : tout croît ou décroît, et il ne peut y avoir d'immobilité que dans la matière inerte. Ainsi, les types de forme et d'espèce ne sont pas invariables, seulement leurs variations sont excessivement lentes." (T. II, p. 91.) Illustré par 26 planches hors-texte. Le dos a été recouvert de papier plus tardivement, quelques accrocs au dos et à la couverture. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), xvi, 511 pp., 26 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Cicco e Cola Opera buffa in quattro atti

      NAPOLI 1857 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta mostra aloni e pieghe, le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate visibili tracce di umidità, il testo ben leggibile, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto e fori di tarlo, legatura malferma, manca il quarto atto

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        Il trovatore Dramma tragico

      NAPOLI 1857 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina mancante del piatto anteriore le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, il testo ben leggibile

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        THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c.

      Smith Elder & Co 1857 - First edition. Two volumes, finely bound in early twentieth century half red morocco. Raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering and vignettes. Top edge gilt. Marbled bards, endpapers and page edges. A handsome set. Engraved frontispiece to each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Oeuvres Complètes de Buffon : Histoire naturelle des Minéraux, Animaux, Oiseaux. Planches coloriées, 7 volumes/9+ 1er tome/2 de Lacépède

      Paris, Adolphe Delahays, Libraire 1857 - Voir nos visuels, 7 tomes sur 9 (manque les 5 et 8) + 1er tome/2 de Lacépède, Paris, Adolphe Delahays, Libraire, 585 + 663 + 692 + 493 + 804 + 744 + 752 + 654 , 1857. 1 frontispice de Buffon, plusieurs cartes et environ 47 planches coloriées pour l'Histoire des Animaux, environ 29 pl. pour les oiseaux et plusieurs pl. pour les Cétacés, poissons, serpents. 8 Petits in-4 (17X26cm), solides reliure demi-cuir (frottements, coins rognés), dos à nerfs, titres et filets dorés, gardes marbrées, intérieurs propres, quelques petites rousseurs et brunissures. Incomplet mais très bel et rare ensemble (12 kg). Envoi rapide et soigné! (Z11) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachricht von des berüchtigten Cagliostro Aufenthalte in Mitau, im Jahre 1779, und von dessen dortigen magischen Operationen.

      XXXII, 168 S. - Angebunden: Keller, Wilhelm: Geschichte des eklektischen Freimaurerbundes mit einer Einleitung in die Allgemeingeschichte der Freimaurerei . Gießen, Ricker 1857. VIII, 180 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. I.: Raabe, Kat. Nicolai 259 Becker, Kat. Nicolai 54 Caillet 9194 Ackermann V/67 Hayn, Cagliostro, 86 Goed. V, 456, 8, 3 Wolfstieg 14372. - Erste Ausgabe der berühmten Schrift, mit der Frau v. d. Recke öffentlich gegen den berüchtigten Hochstapler, Glücksritter, Spieler und Betrüger (1743-1795) auftrat und die in ganz Europa Aufsehen erregte. Elisabeth v. d. Recke war anfänglich ebenso wie halb Europa von dem Abenteurer fasziniert, der es trotz zahlreicher Schwierigkeiten und Verfolgungen immer wieder schaffte, an anderen Orten Fuß zu fassen und bewundernde Gemeinden zu bilden. Doch sie distanzierte sich von ihm, als einige von unsittlicher Lebensauffassung zeugende Aussprüche ihr Misstrauen weckten. Ihr Bericht von seinem Aufenthalt am Mitauer Hof im Jahr 1787 und von der betrügerischen Natur seiner dort erfolgten magischen Operationen trug maßgeblich zum endgültigen Sturz Cagliostros bei, der sich von diesem Schlage nicht wieder zu erholen vermochte." (ADB). Die Nachricht ... ist in zwei Teilen gedruckt: Dem Aufsatz vom Jahre 1779 links stehen auf der rechten Seite die Anmerkungen und Erläuterungen ... geschrieben nach erlangter besserer Kenntniß von 1787 gegenüber. Das Buch ist auch ein entschiedenes Fanal gegen die Rosenkreuzer und die aufklärungsfeindlichen Kräfte vor allem in Süddeutschland. Friedrich Nicolai als Herausgeber ergänzte das Buch durch eine Vorrede und die Widmung an ihre Schwester, die regierende Herzogin von Kurland. ---- II.: Wolfstieg 8085 Taute 445 (zur 2. Auflage des gleichen Jahres): "Eine gediegene Monographie.... - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Souvenirs d?un voyageur.

      Dentu, Paris 1857 - In-8 de (4)-252 pp., chagrin bleu nuit, dos fleurdelisé à nerfs, armes royales sur les plats, fleurs de lys dorées en écoinçons, dentelle intérieure, doublures en soie moirée, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale de ce recueil de poésies, réhaussée d'un envoi autographe signé sur le feuillet de dédicace : Au Roi respectueux hommage de son très humble, très obéissant et très fidèle serviteur et sujet, Charles Nugent. Henri d?Artois (1820-1883) prince de la famille royale de France connu sous son titre de comte de Chambord, fut le prétendant à la Couronne de France de 1844 à sa mort. Bel exemplaire aux armes de Charles X dont le comte de Chambord son petit-fils, utilisa parfois les armes poussées sur ses propres livres. L?exemplaire porte l?étiquette : « De la bibliothèque du Comte de Chambord (Henri V de France, duc de Bordeaux) né en 1820. Acquise par Maggs Bros Ltd de Londres ». Olivier-Hermal-Roton, pl. 2498.3 et 2500. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of Madeira in the collection of the British Museum.

      - London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1857. 8vo (22.0 x 13.8cm). xvi, 234, 8 pp.; one lithographed plate. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.l The first thorough work on the insects of Madeira, Porto Santo and some adjacent islets. The material was mostly collected by the author. As could be expected from rather isolated island-faunas most species described in this work are endemic. Thomas Vernon Wollaston (1822-1878) FLS published a series of eight island faunal studies, the others being on the insects of Madeira (published in 1854), the Coleoptera of Madeira in the British Museum (1857), those of the Cape Verde Islands (1867), on the beetles of the Canaries (1864), on the landshells of the Atlantic islands (1878), and on the variation of species, with especial reference to the Insecta (1858). The last mentioned paper in particular is an important contribution to evolution. However, Wollaston, concluded from his researches that species were created under a divine plan to best suit local circumstances. Published in the year previous to Darwin's "On the origin of species", it was kindly received by Darwin. In turn, Wollaston, who could not shed his religious beliefs, published quite a negative review of Darwin's work. Thereafter sympathy between both men although working on much the same subject deteriorated slowly but steadily. The present work includes new species. The plate shows species of the genera Stereus, Autocera and Orthoperus. Former owner's inscription in the margin of the half-title, cancelled stamp on the title page, otherwise a very good clean, near mint copy. Rare. Cat. BM(NH) V, p. 2, 350; Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 453. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Wells' Pocket Hand-Book of Iowa; Past, Present, and Prospective

      New York: John G. Wells. Good. 1857. An early guide and map to Iowa. Red stamped cloth boards with gilt imprint. Split cloth at joints, sunning of spine, light soil, and rubbed and bumped corners. Light soil on edges and endpapers. Pages have light foxing and margin marks. The title page has a few small strips neatly excised and a few holes from a perforated stamp, not seeming to affect the title page text but with loss of a few words on the verso copyright page. Pages 101-102 also have small strips excised and the perforated stamp in the bottom fore corner, with a few lost words. The fragile hand-colored folding map measures 12" x 16" and has a four-inch archival tape repair, chips and some soil. The guide contains many details on settlement laws for prospective immigrants, chapters on mineral and water resources, travel route distances, rail routes, economic statistics and more, with testimonies from actual Iowans. Howes W 250, Graff 4583. ; 6" x 4"; 136 pp .

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        Les Fleurs du Mal (Presentation copy)

      Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, Paris 1857 - First issue with the running title misprint "Feurs" on p. 31 and 108, p.45 misnumbered 44, and the misprint "captieux" on p. 201. It is complete with the six pièces condamnées whose removal was ordered only six weeks or so after publication (Les Bijoux, Le Léthé, A celle qui est trop gaie, Femmes damnées, Lesbos and Les Métamorphoses du vampire). Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "à M. Hostein, en lui demandant encore un peu de patience, Ch. Baudelaire." Ink a bit faded. Hippolyte Hostein was a writer and the director of the Théâtre de la Gaîté in Paris from 1849 to 1858. Baudelaire had proposed a play to Hostein, a melodrama based on his poem Le Vin de l'assassin, where a worker kills his wife so that he can descend into drink without interruption or criticism. The part of the wife was meant for Marie Daubrun, an actress at the Gaîté with whom Baudelaire had fallen in love. Baudelaire never wrote the play, and perhaps he sent this book as an apology for still not producing his text (see F.W.J. Hemmings, Baudelaire the Damned, 2011).12mo (189 x 122mm.), half-title, later crushed brown morocco by L. Peeters of Antwerp, top edge gilt, others uncut, original yellow printed wrappers in their second state (with the five typographical faults uncorrected and with the price of 3F. on the backstrip) bound in, marbled paper slipcase, small area of loss to lower corner of upper wrapper. This copy has bound at the end two facsimiles of the lower wrapper, in state A and state B, together with a printed note regarding Vicaire's research into the two states (now superseded by Carteret's bibliography).Important association copies have brought much more (including a large paper copy inscribed for Delacroix at Sothebys in 2007 for 603,000 euro), but these appear to be the closest comps from the auction record going back the last 15 years (and after parsing through the French descriptions): 127,000 euro in 2012 at Piasa (for Edmond About); 168,000 euro in 2011 at Vernator and Hanstein (for Edmond Texier); 169,000 euro in 2007 at Sothebys (for Philarete Chasles); and $102,000 in 2004 at Sothebys (for Monsieur Fowler). Many of these copies bound without wrappers (and many sold when the euro was much higher than it is today). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Atlas der evangelischen Missions-Gesellschaft zu Basel. Nach den Angaben der Missionäre Lorcher, Plessing, Kies, Albrecht, Weigle, Dr. Gundert, Lechler & Winnes, unter Mitwirkung des Ingenieur-Topographen Rudolf Gross.

      Basel, Comptoir der evangelischen Missions-Gesellschaft, s.d. (1857), - in-4to, gestoch. mit Schnörkeln verzierter doppelblattgr. Titel, illustriert mit 3 Ansichten (Missions- Voranstalt, Missionshaus, Missions-Kinder-Haus) + 1 einseitig bedr. Doppelblatt (Vorwort) + 5 gefaltete doppelseitig bedr. Bl. (Missions-Statistik) + 13 gefalt. lithogr. Karten: 11 teils farbige Karten (haupts. nur gewässer- und grenz-koloriert) davon 9 einmal gef. doppelblattgr. und 2 zweimal gef. dreiblattgr. + 1 zweimal gef. dreiblattgr. teils farb. Weltkarte + 1 gef. fast doppelblattgr. Uebersichtskarte (auf dünnerem Papier), Halblederband, Kanten und Rücken leicht berieben oder beschabt, obere Kapitale leicht geknickt und mit winz. Fehlstelle. Die lithographierten und handkolorierten Tafeln zeigen: Afrika / Weltkarte der Mission (2 Halbkugel) / Mittel-West-Afrika / Uebersichtskarte von der Goldküste (nicht kolor.) / Die Goldküste und westl. Sklavenküste sowie das westl. Asante-Reich / Südliches Wolta-Gebiet / Vorder-Indien / Süd-Mahrhatta / Nord-Kanara / Süd-Kanara / Malabar und die Nilagiri / China / Der Sinon od. Sanon-Kreis.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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