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      Paris: Victor Masson, 1857. Hard Cover. Very Good++. Offered is a Very Good++ hardback ex-library Volume XLIX of Annales de Chimie et de Physique in maroon buckram binding with gilt lettering spine. Library stamp and number in ink ffep. No other library markings. 8vo. Noted in DSB Vol. 10 p. 411 as one of Pasteur's most important papers on molecular asymmetry.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Drawings of Maps, Bridges, Profiles, Coal Burning Locomotives, Chairs, Brakes, Splices, &c. Accompanying the Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for 1856

      Albany: Printed by C. Van Benthuysen, 1857. Two folding maps (one outlined in color); 37 plates (many folding) of locomotives, tunnels, rail sections, and profiles of railroad lines. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black pebbled cloth, stamped in blind, title gilt on upper board. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Head of spine chipped, front joint starting, else a very good, tight copy. Two folding maps (one outlined in color); 37 plates (many folding) of locomotives, tunnels, rail sections, and profiles of railroad lines. 1 vols. 8vo. A Visual Archive of Railroad Technology. Includes plates of Roebling's bridge across the Niagara River and the Spuyten Devil Creek bridge.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Voyage a la Côte orientale dAfrique


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        Die Wappen bürgerlicher Geschlechter Deutschlands und der Schweiz. (= J. Siebmacher‘s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen, Bd. 5, Abt. 1-10). 10 Bände.

      Nürnberg, Verlag von Bauer und Raspe, 1857-1916. 4°. Mit 10 kolor. lithogr. bzw. chromolithogr. farb. Titeln u. zahlr. Wappendarstellungen auf 998 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln. Zus. ca. 900 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Einbände berieben u. tlw. etw. bestoßen. Rücken etw. verblasst. Wenige der lithogr. Titel gelockert bzw. gelöst. Vereinzelte kl. Randläsuren (ein lithogr. Titel mit stärkeren u. auch mit Randeinrissen). Textteile etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Die Wappen bürgerlicher Geschlechter Deutschlands und der Schweiz, J. Siebmacher‘s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch, Siebmacher, Wappen, Genealogie, Heraldik

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        The Diamond Atlas. With Descriptions of all Countries: Exhibiting Their Actual and Comparative Extent, and Their Present Political Divisions, Founded on the Most Recent Discoveries and Rectifications ... The Western Hemisphere

      New York: Samuel N. Gaston, 1857. First edition. Engraved title page and 56 hand-tinted engraved map, 240 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Publisher's deluxe binding of full red morocco, elaborately gilt covers and spine, a.e.g., stamped 'Morse & Gaston's Diamond Atlas - American'. Joints split, one inch chip from head of spine, binding rubbed but still bright; internally very good. First edition. Engraved title page and 56 hand-tinted engraved map, 240 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Morse & Gaston's Diamond American Atlas - in Gift Binding.

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        THE NORTHWEST COAST; or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 435 pages of text followed by 4 pages of publisher's advertisement. Original stamped cloth hardcover binding with minor bumping to the corners, and minor shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Contains a frontis, other plates, and a folding map. Previous owner's name V. B. Hogg and bookplate of Robert H. Hay on the inside front cover, and additional previous owner markings on another endpaper. Small crease to page edges. Contains much important information on Indian life, ceremonies, language, and condition. Howes S1164. Field 1526. Loosely inserted is Guy Allison's short biography "Forgotten Great Man of Washington History: James G. Swan," Longview, 1951, 20 pages, portrait.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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      1857 - In 8°, pp.160, brossura editoriale, una tavola fuori testo raffigurante "Il cuoco economico" ."?non ho saputo a chi meglio dedicarlo se non a voi, DONNE GENTILI, in cui si ammira una squisitezza di gusto, ed un desiderio ingenito di tener liete le brigate massime nei conviti.". Benché al frontespizio viene dichiarato trattarsi della Seconda Edizione, questo rispetto al precedente è un volume del tutto nuovo: le pagine da 96 diventano 160 e le 93 ricette diventano 155 e si chiude con il capitolo "Della cucina adatta pei soli bambini". Novità assai rilevante è il contenuto dell'opera, che si distacca nettamente dagli altridell'epoca, esprimendo uno spiccato aspetto regionale. Le ricette di piatti bolognesi sono soprattutto per fritti e per dolci, fra questi sfrappole, crescentine, la tradizionale torta di riso ed ancora "Biscottini all'Africana" e gli "Africanetti" vanto di una famosa ed antica pasticceria della provincia di Bologna. Del tutto ignorate sono le ricette per la pasta intesa come lasagne e tortellini, che le brave bolognesi già conoscevano alla perfezione, mentre si trova la ricetta per il "Risotto alla Milanese" che nella Bologna dell'ottocento era sicuramente uno dei segreti da apprendere. In ICCU vengono segnalate solo due copie anastatiche l'una conservata presso la Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio e l'altra presso la Biblioteca gastronomica Academia Barilla. Estremamente raro, normali segni del tempo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. First state, in two volumes with the tipped in errata at page 467 of volume two referring to the word "Rigaud" for "Blandois" which found in the present volume eight times and with signature mark B2 for 2B2B, bound from the original parts (stab marks present) In two volumes,320, [324]-625pp. illustrated by H.K. Browne. Text mostly clean with some darkening or foxing to plates, bound in contemporary 3/4 tan calf over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments decorated in gilt, red and black contrasting labels gilt, brown endpapers, light chipping to spine ends. A very nice set.

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        North American Sylva; or a Description of Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia - Vols III, IV, V

      D. Rice & A. N. Hart, Philadelphia 1857 - Set of three volumes, all books are recased. Modern boards with half leather binding and green marbled paper. All edges are gilt, and title is gilt on spine. Vol III is written by Michaux and has 180 numbered pages with 156 color plates. Vol IV is written by Nuttall and has 207 numbered pages with 121 color plates. Vol V is written by Nuttall and has 215 numbered pages and 121 color plates. Boards of all volumes are in fine condition with no wear or soiling. All volumes have light edge wear, light foxing and light to moderate toning throughout text block and original endpapers. Some plates have dampstaining and foxing that affect content. This set contains a wealth of knowledge on trees of North America. Michaux's volume covers trees "with respect to their use in the arts and their introduction into commerce" while Nuttall's volumes cover "forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, down to the shores of the Pacific, and into the confines of California, as well as various parts of the United States." "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle" (Sabin 48695). ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Egyptischer Zauberpalast auf dem Königsplatz. Albert Machotka, Schüler des berühmten Prof. Becker, wird während der Messe täglich mehrere große Kunstvorstellungen aus dem Gebiete der natürlichen Magie, oder: Die Macht der Zauberei, verbunden mit der weltberühmten Somnambule, welche in dieser Weise hier noch nicht gesehen worden ist. (Unterzeichner:) Albert Machotka, Mechanikus aus Berlin.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1857. - Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt (10 x 15,5 cm; sign. Seidler). Blattgr.: 66 x 44 cm. Dekoratives Plakat mit einer Auflistung 20 interessanter Tricks; u. a. werden gezeigt: Faust`s Zwiebel-Experiment; Fisch-tong-kang der Pastetenbäcker, oder der Kranz der Cythee; Das verzauberte Muskatenspiel; Die sonderbare Schrift mit der fliegenden Nummer oder die bezauberte Wachskerze; Die Kristallsäule oder die Kartenfiguren als Polkatänzer; Die fliegende Uhr; Der Wiener Kaffeesider, eine humoristisch-physikalische Scene aus dem Leben, genannt Kaffeedisputationen; Die Verwandlung der Hühnereier in lebende Gestalten. - Zum Schluss: Das unerklärliche Verschwinden einer lebenden Person und die unerschöpfliche Flasche. - Linker oberer und unterer Rand etwas beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship “Resolute” to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery Ships “Erebus” and “Terror”…

      Longmans Brown Green Longmans & Roberts, London 1857 - 8vo modern buckram, publisher’s brown wrappers bound in, illustrated with 8 hand finished tinted lithographed plates, a folding map and wood engravings, 539 [23] pp. Contents somewhat loose in binding, a couple of signatures sprung. Early newspaper clipping pinned in inside wrapper, some foxing at edges, and owner’s signature on title. Under the command of Captain Henry Kellett the ‘Resolute’ was one of a five ship expedition to continue the search for Sir John Franklin. McDougall who was the master on the ‘Resolute’, describes the voyage and the months they spent in the Artic, including commenting on ice conditions, wintering the ship and keeping the crew entertained. Unfortunately after reaching Melville Sound the ship became ice bound and had to be abandoned in May 1854. About a year and a half later the ship was found drifting in the Davis Strait by an American whaling vessel in September of 1855. The appendix of this work includes lots of useful information on temperature, equipment, thickness of ice, and animals. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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        MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA; Including a Sketch of Nineteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa

      London: John Murray. Handsomely bound in contemporary 3/4 leather over marbleds bds. 1857. 1st edition. hb. Thick 8vo, pp. ix, 687. Includes an account of a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, across the continent, down the Zambesi, to the ocean. . With folding lithographed frontispiece of Victoria Falls (signed in the plate by Whymper), a steel engraving of the author facing page 1, (untinted) full-page engravings and line drawings in the text, and two folding maps tabbed-in at the end. Three page 8s, second marked with an asterisk, and third with "dagger". No advertisements at end of book. Three book plates of previous owners: the first, a small (one inch by one inch) armorial leather label, is of Robert Hoe (1839-1909, a New York printing press manufacturer, book collector and founder of the Grolier Club. The second, a more conventional armorial bookplate printed on paper, is of Lewis Montgomery Bond, a Philadelphia tea merchant. The third, a printed label affixed to the inside of the rear board, is of Charles Williston McAlpin (1865-1942), a member of a prominent family involved in the industrial and social development of New York City in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. The extremities of the boards are modertaely rubbed, as is the marbled paper on the front board. The hinges are tight, and the contents tightly bound and free of foxing or soiling. Overall, an interesting association copy of the second state of the first edition in good plus, to very good, condition. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        London Lyrics

      London: Chapmnan and Hall, 1857. First edition, one of 200 copies. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. viii, 90, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in full blue morocco, t.e.g., gilt spine, by Zaehnsdorf in Exhibition binding with gilt stamp on back pastedown. Spine a little dulled, else very nice, original brown cloth cover bound in. Cruikshank, George. First edition, one of 200 copies. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. viii, 90, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cohn 496; Hayward 274

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        A New and Accurate Method of Finding a Ship's Position at Sea, By Projection on Mercator's Chart. First the True Bearing of the Land; Secondly the Errors of Longitude By Chronometer,. Thirdly the Sun's True Azimuth.

      Thomas Groom & Co., Boston 1857 - Gilt stamped engraving front board, spine bumped, slight edgewear, ow clean, 6 foldout colored charts. 92 pgs, fullpage engraved publishers ads rear. V. Currents in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Stream. plate IX 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Die Malereien der Katakomben Roms.. Text u. Tafelband (2 Bde., compl.).

      2, XIX (1) 596 S.., 54 Textabb. 2 Bl., 267 teilw. farb. Abb., Kart. u. HLwd.-Mappe, Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken. Titelbl. m. Stempel u. Sign., min fingerfleckig, jede Tafel ebenfalls gestempelt, einige Taf. mit kleine Randläsuren, insgesamt gebrauchspurig, min. fingerfleckig - gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen und bis heute nicht überholten Grundlagenwerks. - Joseph Wilpert (1857-1944 in Rom), Priester, Christlicher Archäologe. Schon zu Beginn seiner Arbeit in den Katakomben erkannte Wilpert die Unzulänglichkeit der bis dahin umlaufenden Abbildungen, die er als Ursache der von ihm als falsch angesehenen Deutungen ausmachte. So stellte er sich die Veröffentlichung zuverlässiger Abbildungen als eine seiner Lebensaufgaben. In der Folgezeit nahm er daher über Jahre hinweg alle Strapazen auf sich, um in den engen Gängen der Katakomben vor den Originalen Fotografien und zuverlässige Kopien der Malereien herzustellen. Nachdem er eine Reihe von Einzeluntersuchungen, Fallstudien und grundsätzlichen Überlegungen vorab veröffentlicht hatte, konnte er 1903 das Ergebnis in zwei Foliobänden mit Abbildungen in einer bis dahin unerreichten und auf lange Zeit nicht übertroffenen Qualität, gleichzeitig in einer deutschen und einer italienischen Ausgabe, vorlegen. Wilpert hat sich stets um eine Deutung der Darstellungen bemüht, die sich streng an die erkennbaren Spuren hielt. Hierin hat er gegenüber seinen Vorgängern beachtliche Fortschritte erzielt. Doch blieb seine Interpretation frühchristlicher Kunstwerke als unmittelbare Verbildlichungen von kirchlichen Glaubensvorstellungen, die er wohl schon aus dem Unterricht an der Innsbrucker Universität mitgenommen hatte, davon unberührt. Dies und seine mit dem Gros der damaligen Christlichen Archäologen geteilte Tendenz, auch alltägliche Szenen einer biblischen Erzählung oder einem kirchlichen Brauch zuzuordnen, wurde schon zu seinen Lebzeiten von vielen Forschern abgelehnt. Seine viel zu frühe Datierung vor allem der Katakombenmalereien hatte ihn zu der Überzeugung gebracht, dass der Ursprung aller christlichen Kunst in Rom zu suchen sei. Diese Überzeugung führte ihn zu einer Abwertung der Kunsterzeugnisse der östlichen Reichshälfte, die, wie seine Datierungen auch, schon von manchen seiner Zeitgenossen korrigiert wurde.

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        Espinhos e flores, drama original

      Porto, 1857. J.A. de Freitas Junior. Recent calf, original blue printed wrappers bound in.. A fine copy of the very rare first edition of Camilo Castelo Brancos play, first performed in February 1857 at the Teatro de São João in Porto.

      [Bookseller: Judith Hodgson Antiquarian Books]
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        Il giorno del solenne ingresso delle loro Maestà l'Imperatore e l'Imperatrice.

      Milan, tipi della Gazzetta Ufficiale, 1857. - Imperial folio (427 x 620 mm). (8) pp.: title page, lithographic portrait frontispiece, 3 pp. of text, colophon on verso of final leaf. Printed in blue throughout, with title border printed in red; frontispiece printed in black and brown. Special commemorative issue of the "Gazzetta Ufficiale di Milano" in honour of the Austrian Imperial couple's visit to Milan during their tour of Northern Italy in the winter of 1856/57. Empress Elisabeth had insisted that their little daughter Sophie, a toddler of not yet two years of age, accompany them. The grand entrance to Milan took place on 15 January 1857. In spite of the luxurious special edition and the flowery ode (by the Gazetta's editor G. B. Menini) which makes up the first page of the text, the reception was cold, even hostile: most of the Italian noblemen failed to appear; in outrageous defiance, they even sent their domestics to occupy the aristocratic boxes during the special performance given at the Scala. The Italian hopes of indepence, dashed in 1849, would once more flourish in the Austro-Sardinian War of 1859, which would leave Austrian influence in Italy severely weakened. - Traces of folds; slight duststaining to margins; some edge flaws.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co., London and New York 1857 - Front cover has illustration of sleeping child holding a doll as a fairy comes into the room through the window. Pictorial endpapers. Front hinge is partially exposed. Binding is shaken. One text page and one colour illustration page has come loose. No chips, tears, creases on pages. Boards have some light edge wear and rear board has som scuffing. Contains 12 full colour illustrative plates and numerous monochromatic drawings. Unpaginated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bibliodditiques, IOBA]
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        Phantasmata or Illusions and Fanaticisms of Protean Forms Productive of Great Evils

      T.C. Newby, London - 1857. First edition. Two large octavo volumes rebound in simple half black calf over green cloth-covered boards. Spines lettered in gilt. Very light foxing to preliminaries, else a fine set. Laid into volume one is the author's autograph presentation of this copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Explication de los Pesos y Medidas [Bound with Three Related Titles]

      1857 - Mexico Adopts Decimal Coinage [Mexico]. [Currency]. [Weights and Measures]. Ministerio de Fomento. Explication de los Pesos y Medidas por el Sistema Metrico Decimal. Guadalajara: Tipografia del Gobiernbo, A Cargo de Ignacio Gutierrez Cortes, 1857. 53 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). [Bound with] Sistema Metrico-Decimal: Tablas que Establecen la Relacion que Existe Entre los Valores de las Antiguas Medidas Mejicanas y las del Nuevo Sistema Legal, Formadas en el Ministerio de Fomento, Conforme a la ley de 15 Marzo de 1857. Guadalajara: Tip. del Gob., A Cargo de Ignacio Gutierrez Cortes, 1857. xx, 40, [1] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). [And] Banda, Longinos. Explicacion del Nueva Sistema Decimal de Pesos y Medidas. Guadalajara: Tip. Economica de Vidaurri, 1865. 14 pp. 12mo. (6" x 3-1/2"). [And] Sierra, Esteban. Coleccion de Tablas para Facilitar los Calculos Aritmetico-Comerciales. Guadalajara: Tip. Economica de Luis P. Vidaurri, 1865. 43 ff. Folding table. Quarto (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Pamphlets bound into later quarter reversed calf over paper-covered boards. Typewritten title label and owner label to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling to boards, corners bumped. Light browning, early notes in pencil to a few leaves, early owner stamp to front free endpaper. Ex-library. Location label to spine, stamps to title pages, annotations to their versos. Attractive copies of four rare titles. * Only edition. Mexico devised a system of decimal coinage in 1857 and began to introduce decimal-denominated currency during the 1860s. This was a gradual process that was not completed until 1897. The four pamphlets in this volume relate to legal, commercial and practical aspects of that transition. No copies of any title in this volume listed on OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Gesamtansicht von Cambridge mit der Harvard University; darunter 5 Teilansichten vom Harvard College ('Bird's Eye View Of Harvard College, And Old Cambridge. - Residence Of Prof. Longfellow. - Oservatory. - Law School. - Divinity Hall. - Residence Of Prof. Agassiz. - Published by Prang & Mayer, Lithographers, 34 Merchants Row, Boston. - Julius Kummer del. and Lith.').

      - Farblithographie v. Julius Kummer b. Prang & Mayer in Boston, 1857, 47,5 x 65,8 Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899, Vol. I (Text), S. 497, Nr. 731 u. Abb. Vol. II (Illustrations), Plate 731. - Das Souvenirblatt (Sammelblatt) zeigt 6 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt der ältesten Universität (seit 1636) der USA: Die obere Vedute zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Cambridge mit der Harvard University; darunter 5 Teilansichten vom Harvard College: Residence of Prof. Longfellow (formerly Genl. Washington's Headquarters), Observatory, Law School, Divinity Hall u. Residenz of Prof. Agassiz. - Seltene Vedute; das Blatt bis an den Plattenrand beschnitten und angerändert. Oldcoloured lithograph from the important New England institut. - The margins restored.

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        Geografia storica moderna universale. Corografica, politica, statistica, industriale e commerciale . Scritta sulle tracce di Adriano ed Eugenio Balbi, Marnocchi, Ritter, Roon, Maltebrun, ...

      Pagnoni, 1857. 3 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, pp. 1123 + 1095 + 1270. L'opera è arricchita da 150 inc. molte a colori, di cui 35 stemmi tutti in cromolitografia. Antiporte con inc. a tutta pag. Front. figurati. Tagli spruzzati blu. Collazionati, le pp. da 235 a 238 (comprese) del primo vol., risultano sciolte, risulta sciolta anche l'inc. a pag. 742 del terzo vol., sempre nel terzo vol. risultano mancanti 4 inc. e precisamente:Forte settentrionale di Rodi a pag. 275 - Rovine di Laodicea, a pag. 297 - Damasco, a pag. 300 - Ritratto Vittorio Emanuele II, a pag. 1251. Le antip. e i front. presentano dei piccoli restauri sommari che tuttavia non li ledono.

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        Xi yi lue lun [Brief Notes on Western Surgery]

      Many woodcut illus. in the text. Printed in Chinese. 61; 113; 19 folding leaves. Three vols. in one. 8vo, orig. wrappers (a bit of worming), new stitching. Shanghai: Ren ji yi guan, 1857. First edition of an extremely rare and fascinating book; this is the first book on Western surgery to be published in China. Hobson (1816-73), after studying medicine at University College, London, served with the London Missionary Society in China. Hobson arrived in Macao in 1839 and spent about twenty years in China in hospitals in Macao, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. He was a pioneer in proposing the establishment of a medical school in Hong Kong for Chinese students and wrote many books, including an English/Chinese medical dictionary. A serious student of the Chinese language, Hobson wrote, with two Chinese collaborators, a series of four original medical books,: Outline of Anatomy and Physiology (Quanti xin lun, 1850), the present work (Xiyi lüelun, 1857), Practice of Medicine and Materia Medica (Neike xinshuo, 1858), and the Manual of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and the Nursing Care of the Newborn (Fuei shinsetsu, 1858). These books were not translations of individual European medical works but entirely new and unique distillations, written in Chinese, of what Hobson considered to be the best in Western medicine. They were widely used within the Chinese missionary medical schools for the rest of the century. Vol. I is a general review of Western surgical techniques and the kinds of illnesses which require surgery, including burns and gun shot wounds. Hobson also compares the Eastern and Western practices of medicine. Vols. II deals with surgery of the head, hand, foot, and bones in general; eyes, nose, mouth, chest and abdomen; various dermatological growths; and general orthopedic surgery. The final volume is concerned with herbal medicine and pharmaceutical preparations and their applications in treating diseases. Hobson's medical works were quickly translated into Japanese and published in Tokyo or Kyoto; these editions are rather common. The Chinese first editions are distinctly rare. The fine woodcuts depict numerous Western surgical procedures and instruments. Minor marginal worming but a fine set. One plate with a long tear carefully mended. ❧ Heirs of Hippocrates 1830.

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        Briefe aus Presburg [Letters from Bratislava]

      Bratislava 1857 - Sewn pamphlet with paper spine strip (19 × 12 cm); illustrated title page with black ink frame; 24 pages of holograph text and small drawings in ink. About very good; title page lightly stained; spine strip tearing at extremities; internally very good. Unique and unpublished manuscript of this satirical epistolary text, ostensibly addressed to the author's father and the remaining family while on a stay in Bratislava. The text is remarkable for its use of linguistic puns and humorous descriptions, and composed throughout in a parodic dialectal form, possibly in the style of "Böhmakelns" or another imitation of Slavic speakers of German, and includes the conscious use of false orthography and other mistakes: "Verörder Fader! Endlich bin ich da. Ehe ühr verörder Fader mainen Prief aufmachd, rufed alle meine Beganden und Wreinde zusammen und löset ihnen mainen Prief for. So, jezt sözt aich alle nieder und pferdenehmed mit gesbandheit des Keistes und der Ohren die Benachrichdigungen, Erlöbnisse, Abend- und Morgendeier aires Sohnes und spekrective Wraindes an. Also, jetzt kenen wir anfanken. Also, ich bin da. Nun here ich aich alle fraken, wo, wo bin ich da? - - - - - - - Und ich gebe aich zur Andword, so wie es in der h. Srifd stöhd: "ich bin, der ich bin", ebenso sage ich, ich bin da, wo ich bin. - Wo ich aber bin, wördet ihr schwertlich erradden. Um nur aich ferörder Fader und draie Baganden nicht in Gifdighait und Unruhigkeit über mein geistliches und laiberliches Voll und Fehe zu ferzusetzen, so fermölde ich aich ich bin in Brösspurk." The author goes on to derive the German name of today's Bratislava, Pressburg, from the term "Presswurst". With numerous accomplished small ink and water color drawings, a few of which signed "P.K." The name of the fictive authorial persona "Fenzel Pepitzko Hawliczek" is not documented. "Böhmakeln" -- a unique dialect created by Bohemian immigrants in Vienna, who received no formal instruction in German -- as well as similar forms of speech from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, are increasingly attracting the interest of researchers. See, for instance, the project underway at Universität Bamberg since 2013. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Life Of Charlotte Bronte (Third Edition, Revised And Corrected)

      London: Smith, Elder, And Co., 1857. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece, Plates. 1st Printing Viii, 359; Viii, 336 Pp. Half Very Dark Green Morocco (Almost Entirely Faded To Brown), Morocco Tips Over Marbled Paper Boards, Spine Gilt, 5 Compartments, Marbled Endpapers, Top Edges Gilt. The Third, New;Y Corrected And Revised Edition. Spine Gilt Brilliant, Lightly Used, Leather Recently Refreshed. Hinges Tight, Contents Immaculate, Small Presentation Inscription On Front Blank Endpaper Of Vol I, No Other Marks, No Stains Or Other Damage.

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        Un rappel de chanteuse, scene de haute comedie

      Daumier, Honore. Un rappel de chanteuse, scene de haute comedie. Paris: Martine, 1857. Original lithograph on paper, newspaper print on verso as issued. D2905 iii (of 3). HD 1427; D2905. 10 3/4 x 8" with margins. Matted. Very good condition. From Croquis Dramatiques. Printed by Destouches.

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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, VOLUME 1

      D. Appleton and Co, New York 1857 - Volume 1 only. 1857, First American edition, printed for distribution in the US from the British sheets of Longman. Hardcover, rebacked in slightly later green cloth with the original spine cloth laid-down, gilt title (no publisher imprint on the spine), new endpapers. 578 pp. Illustrated -- complete with 6 fold-out maps, 12 chromolithograph plates and over 50 woodcuts. The map of the Route through the Mountainous Region of Tripoli is complete, but in 2 pieces. Includes half-title and 1 page of ads; lacks original endpapers. Good. Ex-library sticker on the spine and front pastedown; small ink stamp on title page; envelope affixed to the rear pastedown. The contents are in excellent condition, especially the color plates which are still clean and bold. Binding worn at the corners. Volume 1 of the desirable Appleton issue with the chromolithographs that were not included in the Harper edition of the same year. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Odes Funambulesques, suivi de Odelettes, suivi de Pastiches critiques des Poètes contemporains par Lemercier de Neuville.

      Alençon, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857 ; Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1856 ; Paris, Dentu, 1856, 3 vol. reliés en 1 in-12° (174 x 105), 1/2 veau glacé, dos lisse orné de filets gras et fins et roulette aux pointillés dorés, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque, de (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - XX pp. (préface) - 243 pp. - (1) p. (achevé d'imprimer au XVII février M DCCC LVII et marque d'imprimeur) ; 56 pp. (faux-titre et titre compris) - (1) f. (table) ; 36 pp. (faux-titre, titre et table compris).Papier de Odelettes bruni, parfait exemplaire en belle reliure d'époque par ailleurs. - Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Bracquemond d'après un dessin de Charles Voillemot. Edition originale parue sans nom d'auteur. C'est le plus recherché de tous les livres de l'auteur. " Cette première édition, magnifiquement imprimée en italique, avec titres et ornements en rouge, est devenue assez rare " (Fuchs, 178).Les Odes Funambulesques ont été tirées à 525 exemplaires, le nôtre étant un des 400 sur papier d'édition, bien complet du frontispice et de la planche de musique dépliante.Le feuillet [41-42] est titrée la Méditation poétique et littéraire comme pratiquement toute la production (seuls 5 exemplaires seraient cartonnés avec Chansons de Catinette).Ont été reliés à la suite de notre exemplaire les Odelettes de Banville en édition originale, ainsi que Pastiches critiques des Poètes contemporains de Lemercier de Neuville, aussi en édition originale ouvrant sur un pastiche de Théodore de Banville.Réf. biblio. : Vicaire, I-262 ; Talvart & Place, I-201, Carteret, I-94 : " Ouvrage capital de Banville ", Oberlé, fiches 153 à 155. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quand j'étais étudiant

      Second edition published a year after the first edition. Bound in half shagreen fir wedge, back with five set with black nets nerves decorated with double black boxes adorned with jewels golden light scratches without gravity on a bit, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, all gilt edges. Signed autograph from the author to Mrs. Dufay. Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Michel Lévy Paris 1857 11,5x18cm relié

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      Wm. H. Allen and Co. 1857. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xii + 433pp. + vii + [i] Errata slip + 437pp. With approximately 20 ‘Government LibraryÂ’ ink stamps, some light browning, sl. cropped across head, bound in sheep with some cracking and sl. wear, some loss to joints although firm, gilt devices and lettered title labels to spines. Scarce. Robert Blair Munro Binning (1814-1891) Member of the Madras Civil Service. ‘He was an enthusiastic linguist in Arabic, Persian and Hindi, in the pursuance of which he collected historic manuscripts and other examples of the use of these languages, and published "A grammar, with a selection of dialogues and familiar phrases ..." edited by Fletcher Hayes, in 1849. He travelled in the Cape of Good Hope and in Syria, the Holy Land, Arabia and Egypt in 1845-1847, but had to quit his post for health reasons in 1850. For the next two years he travelled again, in Ceylon and Persia, which he described in his published work above.Â’ US$1331

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        Les voix de Paris Essai d'une histoire littéraire et musicale des cris populaires de la capitale depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'à nos jours.

      Paris, G. Brandus, Dufour, J. Renouard, 1857, in folio, de VII-136pp., avec 33 planches de musique h.t., demi-basane marron époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, qq. très rares rousseurs. Edition originale rare de cette étude sur les petits métiers du Paris d'autrefois, leurs us et coutumes, particulièrement leur chants et surtout leurs cris fidèlement retranscrits (avec air et paroles). L'ouvrage se termine par " les cris de Paris ", grande symphonie humoristique vocale et instrumentale, la partition de cette oeuvre n'a pas été reliée à l'époque dans cet exemplaire. Georges Kastner est un compositeur et un musicologue alsacien, auteur de nombreux ouvrages érudit en rapport avec la musique.

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        Biblioteca Classica Italiana Opera di Lodovico Ariosto v 1

      Artistica del lloyd austriaco, 1857. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1857. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Leather spine original grey boards. Title pages present but loose, no other prelims. 462 p + 134 pp. The textblock is cracked in many places with some loose pages and segments. A few pencil annotations within. Inner hinges to front and rear are cracked and so the boards have considerable give. An old tape repair to the front and rear. Heavy rubbing to board edges and surface wear to front and rear.

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        Constitution for the Government of the New-York Yacht Club. 1857.

      New York: John W. Amerman,, 1857. Duodecimo (148 × 93 mm). Original red linen over light card wraps, title gilt to upper panel. Folding coloured plate of yacht flags. Ex-Connecticut State Library with their bookplate inside lower panel of the wraps, embossed stamp through the first few leaves, inked accession number to the upper wrap. First edition. Uncommon, just a handful of copies of these early handbooks to the club have survived. The New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844, probably the third such club - after the Narrangansett Boat Club (1838) and the Detroit Boat Club (1839) - founded in the United States, the earliest date for a copy of the constitution that we have been able to trace is 1854. 1857 was a significant year in the history of the club, being the year that the One Hundred Sovereign Cup, won by the NYYC's yacht America at the Royal Yacht Squadron's annual regatta in 1851, was donated to the club to serve as a challenge cup for sportsmanlike competition between nations, the beginning of the famous America's Cup Races.

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        Die ländlichen Wohnsitze, Schlösser u. Residenzen der ritterschaftlichen Grundbesitzer in der Preussischen Monarchie, Rheinland 2. (Deckeltitel).

      Mit 43 (st. 50) Farblithographien, die auf Karton mit Rahmen u. Titel in Golddruck montiert sind. Von 1857 bis 1883 veröffentlichte Duncker 960 Ansichten der Burgen, Schlösser und Herrensitze des Königreich Preußen. Die jährlich erscheinenden Ansichten, deren Vorlagen zum überwiegenden Teil eigens angefertigt worden waren, berücksichtigten alle Landesteile gleichermaßen. Alle Tafeln sind auf den zugehörigen Textblättern in doppelter Folge nummeriert: als Gesamtfolge und als Teilfolgen nach Provinzen. Der vorliegende Band vereinigte die Tafeln 51-100 der Ansichten der preußischen Rheinprovinz aus den Regierungsbezirken Köln, Düsseldorf, Aachen und Koblenz. Enthalten sind 51. Burg Argendorf. - 52. Haus Horst. - 54. Haus Diesdonk. - 55. Rurich. - 57. Volkardey. - 58. Altenhof. - 59. Muffendorf. - 60. Schloss Arff. - 62. Wammen. - 63. Burg Hemmerich. - 64. Leerodt. - 65. Velbrueggen. - 66. Stolzenfels. - 67. Wolfsburg. - 68. Rheineck. - 69. Peppenhoven. - 70. Ehrenstein. - 71. Schloss Sayn. - 72. Türnich. - 73. Rheinstein. - 74. Schloss Krickenbeck. - 76. Schloss Braunfels. - 77. Schloss Frankenberg. - 78. Schloss Freusburg. - 79. Dreiborn (nur Textblatt). - 80. Flamersheim. - 81. Ahrental. - 82. Schloss Neuwied. - 83. Bergerhausen. - 84. Schloss Vlatten. - 85. Schloss Gracht. - 86. Ehreshofen. - 87. Schloss Breill. - 89. Heiligenhoven. - 90. Hemmersbach - 91 St. Matthias - 92 Haus Öfte - 93 Schloss Coblenz - 94 Burg Frentz - 95 Elsum - 96 Zweibrüggen - 97 Haus Linzenich (nur Textblatt) - 98 Hohensolms - 99 Buslar - 100 Rübenach. - Einband an Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, etwas angeshcmutzt und fleckig,. Die Tafeln und Textseiten anfangs stark stockfleckig, ab Tafel 57 leicht bis mäßig stockfleckig, zumeist im Randbereich mit abnehmender Tendenz, die letzten Tafeln nur noch gering fleckig. Die Ansichten seblbst sind nur gering bis gar nicht betroffen. 7 Tafeln wurden entfernt.

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        Little Dorrit

      1857. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. Thick octavo, contemporary three-quarter vellum, red morocco spine label, marbled boards and edges. $1750.First edition in book form, first issue, of one of DickensÂ’ most outspoken and outstanding novels, with 40 illustrations by Hablôt Knight Brown (“Phiz”), including frontispiece and vignette title page.“In Little Dorrit Dickens mounts his single most ferocious onslaught against England and English society; against its government, against its financiers, against its artists and even against its ordinary citizens who, at least in Bleeding Heart Yard, believed that ‘foreigners were always immoralÂ… that foreigners had no independent spirit” (Ackroyd, 758). Perhaps unsurprisingly, many reviewers reviled the book upon its publication. DickensÂ’ friend Hans Christian Andersen advised the author to ignore the critics: “They are forgotten in a week, and your book stands and lives” (Ackroyd, 780). And indeed, Little Dorrit does: not only a commercial success in its day (poor press notwithstanding) but also esteemed now as a “wonderfully rich novel— rich in ideas, rich in characterization, rich in incident, and written in a richly imaginative proseÂ… Many [modern] critics regard it as DickensÂ’ masterpiece” (Watts, 108). First issue, still retaining signature “B2” on page 371 and “Rigaud” mistakenly substituted for “Blandois” on pages 469-74. Eckel, 82-85. Smith I:12. Gimbel (Podeschi) A141. Armorial bookplate of Sir John Whittaker Ellis, onetime Lord Mayor of London and Member of Parliament. Dealer description tipped in.Plates generally darkened at edges (as often). An extremely good copy.

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        Catalogue des cephalopodes fossiles des Alpes Suisses avec la description et les figures des especes remarquables : 1ere Partie: Cephalopodes Acetabuliferes + IIIeme Partie: Cephalopodes Tentaculiferes, Nautilides + IIeme Partie: Cephalopodes D'ordres Incertains + Atals des petrifications remarquables. Explication des Figures + IVeme Partie: Cephalopodes Tentaculiferes Ammonitides + Veme Partie: Cephalopodes Tentaculiferes Ammonitides, G. Scaphites, Ancyloceras, Crioceras, Toxoceras, Hamites, Ptychocers, Baculites, Heteroceras, Turrilites, Anisoceras.

      Verlag: Zürich : Zürcher & Furrer, 1857, 1858, 1860. - 34 pages + 19 pages + 32 pages + VIII. + 160 pages + XXX. 61 planches. 6 Teile in einem Band. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. -- -- Original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. Q-053. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Istituzioni di Gajus commentarj quattro. Testo, versione e note. Con introduzione e appendici. Volume primo e secondo. Biblioteca giuridica teorico-pratica pubblicata per cura dell'avv. Giuseppe Tedeschi

      Verona, Libreria alla Minerva Editrice 1857 - In 8, pp. XXXVIII+200, VIII+205. Rilegatura coeva m. tela con impressioni in oro sul dorso. Testo latino a fronte. Rare fioriture sperse. Un alone all'angolo inf. delle prime 58 pagine e delle ultime 20 del vol. 2. Timbro di possesso sul frontesp. del vol. 1. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1200 euro.

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        Virginians, a Tale of the Last Century

      1857. First Edition . THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century. London: Bradbury and Evans, 185759. Octavo, 24 original parts in original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and occasionally unopened. Housed in custom clamshell box. $1500.First edition in original parts, first issues, complete with all plates and advertisements, of ThackerayÂ’s tale of brethren divided during the American Revolution, the last book the author himself illustrated.Like his contemporary (and rival) Charles Dickens, Thackeray visited the United States (first in 1852-53, again in 1855-56); unlike his fellow novelist, however, Thackeray “had on the whole a happy timeÂ… He was willing, as Dickens had not been, to see the greatness of the country and recognize that the promise of the future atoned for the shortcomings of the presentÂ… Impressions of the second tour were worked into The Virginians,” ThackerayÂ’s continuation of the family saga he began in The History of Henry Esmond (1852) (Baugh et al., 1358-59). Here, the author traces the fortunes of Henry EsmondÂ’s grandsons as the Revolutionary War divides them. With 48 engraved plates and several small in-text woodcuts by Thackeray—the last book he himself illustrated. First issue, with the first word on page 207, line 15 from the bottom (in No. 7) misprinted “actresses” (corrected in later editions to “ancestresses”); in part 12, chapters XLVII-XLVIII misnumbered XLVIII-XLIX. All ads present, including the tipped explanatory slip in part 20, regarding omitted plates; an additional advertising leaf present in No. 1. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the bibliographerÂ’s copy, which has a publisherÂ’s catalogue at rear, may be anomalous. Afterward published in book form (two clothbound volumes, dated 1858 and 1859). Van Duzer 232. No. 14 with previous ownerÂ’s initials to front wrapper, pencil notations to rear of advertising slip. Nos. 21 and 22 with previous ownerÂ’s signature to front wrapper.Closed tear to first plate in No. 6; modest foxing to the plates in Nos. 7, 8,16 and 17; minor loss to lower corners of plates in No. 23. Interiors with scattered light foxing and marginal soiling, light age-wear and soiling to wrappers; minor creasing to final few leaves of No. 13; small closed tear to front wrapper of No. 24, repaired. An excellent copy in near-fine condition.

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        Poetical Works

      , 1857. 1857. CHURCHILL, Charles, SOUTHEY, Robert, and THOMSON, James. The Poetical Works. Boston: Little Brown, 1854-60. Fifteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black and tan morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. $1500.19th-century editions of the collected works of three well-known British poets, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt.With frontispiece portraits of Churchill and Thomson. Pencil owner signature.Text generally clean and fine, light rubbing to bindings. A lovely set.

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        Substantial autograph Manuscript Fragment, unsigned, in French, with translation (Alexandre, 1824-1895, fils, French Novelist, Playwright and Writer on Morals and Society)

      1857 - and transcription, of an unused portion of his comedy 'L'Ami des Femmes', first produced in 1860, a dialogue between J[ane de Simerose] and de M[ontègre], with many corrections in the text, between the lines, or in the margin, made at the time of writing, Dumas explores as many as four versions of a sentence before continuing, Jane passionately asks Montègre whether, if her husband has broken his word, that is a reason to break hers, "So long as I am to keep his name, I must respect it", if a wife gave herself to another, "each of the two would have this right to despise her, for you would despise me in spite of yourself if I were to believe you . Who do you take me for ? To put me in a web of lies, terrors, insults, adulteries . to lower myself in the esteem of others and my own - Never", 2 sides folio on blue paper, old identification of the handwriting in French, no place, no date but watermark 'Towgood's Extra Super' dated very light mending of short side tears This passage may have been a trial for part of Act IV. In the published play, Act I introduces de Royes, the 'friend' of the title, who claims to be an expert on women, and de Montègre, who has briefly met Jane two or three times before. She loved but is separated from her husband, who was unfaithful after a month of marriage. Meeting Montègre again, she wistfully thinks he might be someone she could trust and writes a note asking him to meet her 'tomorrow - I love you'. However, her husband turns up near the end of Act III, with adoption papers for a young orphan, whom he hopes Jane will bring up with his support, and Jane is given pause. In Act IV she is trailed by Montègre to Paris, where she gives him the slip. On returning home she upbraids him for following her in secret rather than declaring himself openly, and refuses to trust him. At the end of Act V Montègre arranges for Jane's note of assignation to be put in the hands of the husband as if from Jane herself, Royes' 'expert' knowledge is counfounded, and Jane and her husband are reconciled. (See Dumas' Théâtre Complet, vol. 4). The present fragment suggests an alternative which Dumas could not use, possibly because it seemed too final at this stage of the play.

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        Donauübergang - Linz-Urfahr?].

      München, Wolf u. Sohn 1857 - Tonlithographie. ca. 28,5 x 41 cm. Leichte Gbrsp., Ränder etw. knapp beschnitten. - Eine Abbildung/ Ausschnitt finden Sie unter: .

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