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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Little Dorrit

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

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

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

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

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

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        TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL AFRICA: BEING A JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE AUSPICES OF H. B. M.'S GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1849-1855

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province.

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

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        [Famille Hommey]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Victoria Illustrated

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

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        Document Signed as President, August 19, 1865

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

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        Victoria Illustrated

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

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

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

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        Victoria Illustrated.

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

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        General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

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

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

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

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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast: Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

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

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        General Map of Australia and Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land shewing the British Colonies as divided into Counties.

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

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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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        Aftermath of the explosion of the Mainz powder magazine, 18 November 1857 : three published sketches

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

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

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

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

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

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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast: Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

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

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        A Map of the United States & Their Territories Between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean, & Part of Mexico

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

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

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

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        The Amateur Gardener's Calendar

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Including ... With a memoir of the author. Illustrated by engravings.

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

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        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&hellip;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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