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      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15cm (4to), in contemp. burgundy morocco w/black ruling to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, 5 raised bands, black ruled turn-ins, a.e.g., green silk ribbon marker, cream ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/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.  Binding Good (extremities rubbed w/upper fr. cover-tip chipped, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (occas. foxing).  "Athenæum" 30 May 1857 p.693, White 105, Dalziels 355, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114, Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 26, de Beaumont 374, Goldman 395.

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        Madame Bovary EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ouvres De Vauvenargues;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Meyers Neues Konversations-Lexikon 1. Auflage, 16 Bände (incl. Karten & Tafeln), 1857-1861

      Bibliographisches Institut 1857-1861, Hildburghausen und New York - Meyers Neues Conversations-Lexikon (Konversations-Lexikon) für alle Stände. 16 Bände: Grundwerk sowie alle Illustrationen des Tafel-/ Stahlstich-Bandes (Städteansichten & Porträts) & des Karten-Bandes (Atlas der Geographie). Alles erschienene der selten erhältlichen ersten (1.) Auflage: Grundwerk A-Z in 15 Bänden, dort angebunden das meist fehlende Wort- und Sachregister & die Tafeln eingebunden. Sowie Kartenband, enthaltend Karten zur physikalischen & mathematischen Geographie (s. Bilder 10 ff.). Somit alle veröffentlichten Textseiten & Illustrationen zu dieser Auflage enthalten. Original-Halbledereinbände, Rücken mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 24,5 x 17 cm, etwa 19.000 S. Wie auch den 16 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, zeigen die Bücher eine sehr schöne & einheitliche Rückenansicht. Die Goldverzierungen noch kräftig. Zwei Bände mit einem kleinen Einriss an der Rückenkante; drei Außengelenke mit einem Einriss von 4 bis 7 cm; Bindung jedoch noch stabil. Einband nur leicht berieben, auch die meisten der Buchecken nur gering bestoßen. Innen ebenfalls in sehr guter Erhaltung. Keine Anstreichungen o.ä. (bei den Abbildungen handelt es sich ausnahmslos um repräsentative Originalbilder). Abklatsch der Lederecken. Seiten teils gebräunt, vier Seiten am Rand etwas geknittert & mit kleinem Einriss. Keine Fleckigkeit, nur gelegentlich mal vereinzelt ein Fleck; eine Ausnahme bilden ein Band mit größeren, hellbraunen Flecken & die Abbildungen mit teils auch größeren Flecken (s. Bilder) sowie auf zwei Seiten eines Bandes ein lila Fleck (nicht auffällig groß). Zwei Tafeln lose. Überdurchschnittlich erhaltenes Exemplar - in dieser Vollständigkeit einheitlich gebunden ist diese frühe Auflage heute kaum noch erhältlich. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. & die genauere Kollation der Abbildungen sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 35000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Atlas der Schlachten, Treffen und Belagerungen aus der Geschichte der Kriege von 1792 bis 1815. Einhundert und vierzig Blätter, verbessert mit kurzen Erläuterungen begleitet von Ferdinand von Dürrich.

      Freiburg i. Breisgau, Herder 1857.. 4°. 94 S. und 140 zum Teil doppelbl.-gr., teilw. kolor. Karten. Karte 12 ist als letzte Karte eingebunden. Ln. d. Zt. Alter Namenstempal am flieg. Vors. u. Vorw. Vereinz. geringf. stockfl. In gutem Zustand.

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

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

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

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

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL MEDINAH AND MECCAH

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

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        L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution. Troisième édition

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

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

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

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        Cicco e Cola Opera buffa in quattro atti

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

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        Il trovatore Dramma tragico

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

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("W M Thackeray"), to Alfred Tennyson

      Onslow Square, London 1857 - Written on the blank verso of the final page of an Autograph Letter Signed of BAYARD TAYLOR to Thackeray, 3 pp, Gotha, May 26, 1857. 1 p, bifolium. 8vo. "welcome the writer if he comes to knock on your door" A warm letter from Thackeray to his friend Tennyson, writing in part to recommend the American poet and travel writer Bayard Taylor, and mentioning Tennyson's poems and family. Written on the blank final page of a letter from Taylor to Thackeray, the letter reads, in full: "My Dear A.T.Cast your i [sic] over this letter, and welcome the writer if he comes to knock on your door. He is one of the noblest young men I ever knew, & the most interesting- a pote [sic], a traveller, a writer of no ordinary distinction, and a devotee of A.T.I'm very sorry we did not meet when you were in London. I was away lecturing. I've done lecturing. I should like my daughter to have seen you & to have heard you- not the naughty poem but the nice poem. Mr. Thoby gives me famous accounts of your little boys and I send very kindly regards to their mother & to you my dear Alfred fromYour Old friendW M Thackeray"Taylor in his letter tells Thackeray, "I thought I should wait until reaching London to tell you how I rolled in the Polar snows last winter and . drank your health on the Arctic Circle, but this morning the thought came into my head, that . I might run across to the Isle of Wight and shake the hand of Tennyson . Would not a line from you be the pass-word to his encampment, which, I have heard, is strongly guarded against foreign intruders?" Thackeray's reply to Taylor is included in his "Letters" (ed. Ray), whehre his letter to Tennyson is noted as untraced.Thackeray enjoyed a long friendship with Tennyson and was a frequent guest at Farringford, Tennyson's home on the Isle of Wight. "When Thackeray died, his two daughters came to live at Freshwater, under the care of Julia Margaret Cameron, and Tennyson took them under his wing. Anne particularly became part of the family, regarding Tennyson as her second father" (Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Tennyson, p 302. Old folding creases, a few faint smudges, centerfold strengthened Written on the blank verso of the final page of an Autograph Letter Signed of BAYARD TAYLOR to Thackeray, 3 pp, Gotha, May 26, 1857. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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

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

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        Souvenirs d?un voyageur.

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

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        Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of Madeira in the collection of the British Museum.

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

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        Wells' Pocket Hand-Book of Iowa; Past, Present, and Prospective

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

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        Les Fleurs du Mal (Presentation copy)

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

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        Atlas der evangelischen Missions-Gesellschaft zu Basel. Nach den Angaben der Missionäre Lorcher, Plessing, Kies, Albrecht, Weigle, Dr. Gundert, Lechler & Winnes, unter Mitwirkung des Ingenieur-Topographen Rudolf Gross.

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

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        A Visit to Salt Lake; Being A Journey Across the Plains and a Residence in the Mormon Settlements at Utah

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1857. First edition. Hardcover. 346pp Octavo [20.5 cm] Pebbled orange cloth. With a folding map showing the author's route bound in at title page. Very good. Backstrip sunned. Corners bumped. Folding map at front in very good condition with no tears. 19th century ex-lib. with the usual contemporary marks. An early and valuable firsthand account of a journey to the land of the Mormons and a two months' residence there during 1855-1856. The author traveled overland from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, and then on to California only a year prior to the ill-fated Fancher train and their eventual massacre at Mountain Meadows. Flake/Draper 1252. Howes C286. Wagner/Camp 287:1. Scallawagiana 55. Wheat 910

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        The Walworth Tragedy

      1857. "He Slew His Infants and His Mother, Monster in the Shape of Man" [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Bacon, Thomas Fuller (d.1855)]. The Walworth Tragedy. [London?: S.n., 1855]. 10" x 7-1/4" broadside. Two-column nine-stanza verse (with refrain), text separated by typographical border, large woodcut portrait of Bacon at head of left-hand column. Moderate toning and soiling, horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few minor stains, some edgewear and few small chips. $500. * Bacon was charged and acquitted of the murder of his children, but convicted for the poisoning and subsequent murder of his mother, Ann, on May 15, 1855. The first verse reads: "Throughout the land what consternation, At present is both far and near, About the wretched Thomas Bacon, The murderer of his children dear, There was seldom such another, Villain base throughout the land, He slew his infants and his mother, Monster in the shape of man." No copies located on OCLC.

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

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

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        The Runic and Other Monumental Remains of the Isle of Man.

      London Chiswick Press Printed by C. Whittingham. Chancery Lane Bell and Daldy. no date 1857 - FIRST EDITION. 4to, 284 x 218 mms., pp. vii [viii "Tabular View"], 44 [45 - 48 subscribers, including half-title, engraved title-page, 15 full-page engraved plates at end, recent boards, with copy of title-page pasted on front cover, paper label on spine; a very good to fine copy, with the bookplate of the collector of anastatic printings, Edward J. Law on the front paste-down end-paper. The geologist and Church of England clergyman Joseph George Cumming (1812 - 1868) began his studies of the geology and history of the Isle of Man when he became Vice-Principal of King William's College in 1841. He published The Runic and Other Monumental Remains in 1848. The present book seems to be intended as a supplement to that work, as the author implies in his "Prefatory Note": "I think it right to state that the following work is primarily an endeavour to exhibit in its rude character the ornamentation on the Scandinavian Crosses in the Isle of Man. An artist will no doubt find fault with the roughness and want of finish of the illustrations. They have not been got up to please his eye, but I believe the book will be found not any the less to give a corrrect idea of thing as they are, and this is all at which aim in its publication." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of Two Years in Persia, Ceylon, etc. TWO VOLUMES.

      W.H. Allen, London 1857 - xii, 433 pp., / vii, 437 pp., original covers with gold and blind embossing (edges slightly worn, covers rubbed especially on vol. 1 and on spine); advertising end papers, small ex owner’s stamp on top of front end paper. "MR. BINNING is a Madras official, who has devoted many years to the study of Mahometan languages and literature, and the character of the Mahometans. It was this taste probably that induced him, in 1850, to avail himself of two years' leave of absence on medical certificate to pay a visit to Ceylon, and to make a rather long sojourn in Persia ; having turned householder at the older capitals 'Shiraz and Ispahan, and resided some time at the modern capital Tehran. Of his travels and their results he sent home pretty copious accounts in the form of letters ; which he has been advised by Dr. Duncan Forbes, Professor of Oriental languages in King's College, to publish, owing to the new interest recently excited in regard to Persia. The Doctor also undertook to shape and revise the manuscript, as well as to see it through the press. The book bears strong testimony to the benefits of residence for the collection of the material of books of travel. Ceylon indeed was no more than the flying trip home tourists pay to France or Rhineland when they can spare the time. Nearly the whole of the tour is superficial, and in substance not very new ; Mr. Binning apparently not being aware of the many excellent works that have been published on the island, for besides Knox he only mentions the somewhat Trollopian sketches of Mr. Sirr and the compilation of Mr. Pridham. Mr. Binning's Indian experience furnishes him with a comparative test of some things that other writers have only spoken of positively. Government is one of these ; for the mere report that Ceylon was to be taken from the Queen's Colonial rule and handed over to the Company caused "no small alarm to the planters and burghers of Ceylon" ; and though an Indian official himself, Mr. Binning admits that "if any such prospect really impended, there would undoubtedly be sufficient cause for apprehension." The climate of the island, though lying nearer the Line, struck him with its greater coolness and healthiness, even in the lowlands ; and he found Newara Ellie actually cold [.] Even in Persia the great advantages of residence are obvious. The journeys from Bushire to Shiraz, Ispahan, and Tehran, and back, are often dry or monotonous. The country is for the most part mountainous or else barren or bare' the peasantry having been driven from the neighbourhood of the highroads to out-of-the-way places on account of the extortion and pillage they were subject to from the passage of troops and men in authority. The pen of Mr. Binning is not very graphic • and indeed, pure description of the most striking scenery soon piles upon the reader. The numerous antique sites, including Persepolis, that are found along his route, have been already described, and in a measure depicted by professed antiquarians or draughtsmen, and with greater fulness and elaboration than by Mr. Binning. One thing his Persian travels serve to impress upon the mind—the state of degradation and decay that distinguishes the country. The farmers fly from frequented lines of route, to avoid robbery and duties by persons claiming a little brief authority, giving to the real decline of population an appearance greater than it actually is. The roads and bridges, the palaces and gardens of former rulers, especially of Abbas the Great, are suffered to perish from neglect, or are wantonly destroyed, to be converted to the meanest purposes. The nature of the soil aggravates the evils of fiscal oppression and irregular pillage for the greater part of Persia being arid, can only be cultivated by artificial irrigation; an expensive process, which will only be largely carried out where there is some security for property and life [.] His sojourn at the two former capitals of Ispahan and Shiraz enable him to exhibit [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arabischer Circus auf dem Paradeplatz, von der rühmlichst bekannten Gesellschaft des Rudolph Knie.

      (Frankfurt) Druck von Rudolf Baist, (1857). - Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt-Illustration, zwei tanzende Artistinnen im Kostüm zeigend (14 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 41 x 27 cm. In insgesamt 8 Abteilungen wurden u. a. aufgeführt: Tänze auf dem englischen Seile; Die Leiter-Promenade; Böhmische Polka, Slowaken-Tanz getanzt von Frl. Knie und Frl. Brask (dazu wohl die Illustration), Herr Hesselbach auf der rollenden Kugel und Die französischen Trapeze, aufgeführt von Herrn Samson.

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        Han Ola Natteløber

      Christiania 1857(P. T. Mallings Bogtrykkeri). 8vo. 4 s. Nyere privatbind. Meget sjelden. Ikke i Skougaard. Åtte-linjede vers. I tillegg er det syv andre Moe-trykk i lotten. Alle bundet inn i hvert sitt privatbind. - Nordens kvinner. Rørås uten år. (Senere trykk?) 4 s. - Hilsen til de svenske, danske og norske Studenter. Den 18de Juni 1869, Drammen 1869. 4 s. - Ved Alette Wilhelm Bredeers jordfæstelse den 16de September 1870. 4 sider. - Velkommen til de svenske og danske studenter den 8de juni1851. 4 sider. Christiania 1851. pen, men noe plettet. - Nordens kvinder. 4 sider. Christiania 1851. - Hilsen til Sverige fra de norske Studenter. Studentermødet 1875. 4 sider. - På Kleven. Til de svenske og danske studenter. 1851. 4 sider. Noe plettet.

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        Exemples De Decoration Appliques a L'Architecture Et a La Peinture Depuis L'Antiquite Jusqu'a Nos Jours

      Paris : Bance 1857 - Finely bound quarter morocco over marble boards, and with marble end papers. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 120 pages; Description: 6 p. L. , front. , 120 plates ; 36 x 30 cm. Subjects: Decoration and ornament --Architecture --Details. 5 Kg. 120 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Storia dell' architettura in Italia dal secolo IV al XVIII

      Pei tipi della Regio-Ducal Camera, 1857. Tre voll. in 8°, pagg. 630; 681, (2); 823, leg. m. pergamena moderna con angoli, tit. al dorso. Edizione originale di quest'opera dedicata esclusivamente all'architettura italiana. Lievissime bruniture sparse ad alcune pagine, ma ottimo esemplare.

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