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        Ueber Versilberung und Vergoldung von Glas.

      (München ) 1857 - (21 x 14 cm). SS. (65)-74. Broschur der Zeit. (Sonderdruck aus: Abh. der naturwiss.-techn. Commission bei der Kgl. Bayerischen Akademie). Erste Ausgabe, hier im sehr seltenen Sonderdruck. - "Liebig reduziert zur Versilberung von Spiegeln eine alkalische Silberlösung mit Traubenzucker. Er gibt gleichzeitig eine Methode der Vergoldung von Hohlglaskörpern mit einer Lösung von Goldchlorid in Cyankalium an, die jedoch nur für die Innenseite kleiner Objekte verwendbar ist und nur im böhmischen Glasindustriegebiet gehandhabt wird" (Darmstaedter). - Wohlerhalten. - Paoloni 641; Darmstaedter S. 565 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Canti popolari siciliani raccolti e illustrati da Lionardo Vigo

      Tipografia dell'Accademia Gioenia di C. Galatola, 1857. in 4° - pp.pp 372 + 2nn - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Prima edizione - lievi fioriture

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants

      Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1857.. FIRST EDITION 1857, Volume I of 2, containing: "Fourfooted animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, with 10 elementary plates of miscellaneous objects". Folio, 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, modern half tan leather over original marbled boards, gilt titled spine, original endpapers retained, title page leaf plus 16 pages of description of the plates, 30 beautiful double page hand coloured plates. The first 10 plates are of "furniture, utensils, vessels, tools, instruments, costumes &c." The next 8 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 9 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 3 show snakes, fish and butterflies. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, old marbled boards rubbed, inner paper hinges cracked, binding sound, endpapers browned and foxed, very little pale foxing to 2 facing plates, 50 mm (2") closed vertical tear to final plate at centrefold, not affecting image, occasional small pale mark to margins, plates clean and bright. A very good plus complete copy. Osborne I, page 216. Volume II is by Charlotte Young and covers the Vegetable World. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Rime

      Tipografia Ristori, 1857. 8vo (cm. 15,2), 4 cc.nn., 93(1) pp., 1 c.nn. Legatura ‘800 in marocchino verde oliva. Al centro dei piatti autore, titolo e data impresse in oro. Ds. a cinque nervi con fregi floreali dorati. Dentelle interne e carte di guardia in raso celeste. Numerose postille ms. attribuibili a Pietro Fanfani, come si legge nella nota di possesso (appena leggibile) su una carta bianca iniziale. Alcune pagine leggermente brunite, ma ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione originale stampata in 520 copie. Parenti ‘Rarità bibliografiche dell’800’, II, 58-60.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Revue de l'art chrétien - recueil mensuel d'archéologie religieuse - en 3 volumes

      Librairie de A. Pringuet, Paris - 3 volumes : 1857 - 1858 - 1859 (une année par volume). Dos lisses avec 6 caissons délimités par un double filets dont 2 (par volume)réservé pour le titre et la tomaison. Intérieur frais avec illustrations dans et horstexte, croquis, planches couleurs dont certaines sont dépliables non paginées. 572p, 572p, 572p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Ditta Boniardi-Pogliani di Ermenegildo Besozzi, 1857-1861, Milano - (Codice TM/0983) In 8° grande (cm 26) 4 volumi: 228-458, XCVI-610, XII-534, 843 pp. Opera completa. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Il volume della Biografia è corredato da bel ritratto all'antiporta. In fine otto tavole illustrate, di cui una grande e ripiegata. I tre volumi dei Documenti sono illustrati con 2 ritratti litografici (antiporte dei voll. II e III), e completi delle 12 tavole fuori testo, a colori di cui 3 grandi e ripiegate, e 4 acquerellate, assai belle: costumi ecclesiastici, sigilli e documenti. Vecchi timbri di biblioteche dismesse. Solide legature coeve mezza tela, piatti marmorizzati, titili ai dorsi. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa, pubblicata in tiratura limitata riservata ai sottoscrittori. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 450.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean.

      - London, John Murray, 1857.Contempoary calf, spine gilt (sl. rubbed; one hinge sl. dam. but holding). With folding wood-engraved frontispiece depicting the Victoria Falls by Whymper, engraved portrait (margins foxed), a folding cross section, 2 folding maps and 42 wood-engraved plates and illustrations. X,687pp.First edition, first issue. - An account of Livingstone's first expedition (1853-1856). With the help of the Makololos, a South African tribe, Livingstone planned to explore the whole of southern Africa as far as Angola. The missionary had become an important explorer. As the first European, he traveled on the Zambezi to Kazembe in a pirogue, a fast water vessel made from a tree trunk. In order to escape from the slave traders of Portuguese Africa, Livingstone traveled via Cassange and Bihé to Luanda, a Portuguese port and the capital of Angola, where he arrived completely exhausted on 31 May, 1854. As soon as he had recovered from his fever, he undertook a trek to Lake Dilolo, discovered the source of the Kasai, a left tributary of the Congo, and arrived in Linyanti, the capital of the Makololos. In the course of the major Zambezi expedition that followed he discovered the Victoria Falls, the falls of the middle Zambezi, in 1855 (Waldmann, Ecyclopedia of world explorers, p.226). 'Livingstone's services to African geography. are almost unequalled. he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before' (Printing and the Mind of Man 341). - Some foxing as usual , first fly-leaf missing, otherwise fine.Mendelssohn I, p.908-10; SAB III, p.136; Gordon-Brown p. 190-191; Hess & Coger 3067. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB)]
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        Union College Class of 1857 Yearbook [Henry Rathbone: Lincoln Assassination]

      Schenectady, New York: Union College, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. Large hardcover, 9 1/2 x 8 inches (approx), portraits of faculty and graduates with pages of inscriptions and signatures between, unnumbered pages, commencement address and several other documents in rear; three quarter bound in brown Morocco with four raised bands to spine and gilt decorations and titles, boards rubbed and scuffed, especially at extremities, joints just beginning to crack at ends, marbled end papers, scattered foxing and brown spots throughout, binding sound. Book is large and heavy. The yearbook belonged to Henry R. Lovell, who seemed to be popular with his classmates and who was the recipient of a prize scholarship. The yearbook is most notable, however, because Henry Rathbone was a classmate of Lovell and is included along with an inscription and signature. Rathbone was one of the last people to talk to President Abraham Lincoln on the night of his assassination in 1864. He and his wife Clara were guests of the Lincoln's at the Ford Theatre on the fateful night. Rathbone tried to grab John Wilkes Booth after the assassin fired his derringer at the back of Lincoln's head. He was seriously injured when Booth used a knife to slash his arm, then made his escape. He spent the next twenty years wondering if he could have saved the President. In 1883,after a bout of worsening headaches, and marital discord, he stabbed his wife to death on Christmas day, then tried to commit suicide. He was found insane, and spent the rest of his life in an asylum, where he died in 1911.

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon, 1857.  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15cm (4to), handsomely bound in contemp. dark green morocco w/gilt ruling & borders to covers, gilt decorations & title w/5 raised bands to spine, decorative gilt edges & turn-ins, a.e.g., 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 Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & spine gilt sl. faded); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. foxing).  White 105, Rossetti 2 (p.41), Ashley VII 114, Reid 36-43, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 90.3, Ray 148, Colbeck 26, de Beaumont 374, Woodman A.2-6, Goldman 395.

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        Regimental History [31st Punjabis]

      Printed by Thacker & Co. Ltd. - First edition; 8vo; original cloth, eight mounted silver gelatin-print photographic plates. Presentation copy from the Regiment to the author. The 31st Punjabis was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was raised in 1857, as Van Cortlandt's Levy. The regiment was designated as the 31st Punjabis in 1903 and became 2nd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment in 1922. In 1947, it was allocated to the Pakistan Army, where it continues to exist as 14th Battalion The Punjab Regiment. The regiment was raised during the upheaval of the Indian Mutiny, by General Van Cortlandt at Ferozepur on 22 May 1857. Their class composition was Punjabi Muslims, Sikhs, Dogras, Hill Rajputs and Gurkhas. The regiment took part in the Bhutan War of 1864-66, the Second Afghan War of 1878-80, and the Siege of Malakand in 1895-97. At Malakand, Sir Winston Churchill, who was covering the campaign as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, was temporarily attached to the regiment. The future Prime Minister cut an impressive figure on his grey charger, being in the thick of action everywhere. He, however, was apparently disappointed when he was not allowed to take over the command of the regiment. During the First World War, the 31st Punjabis served in Mesopotamia and Salonika in Greece. It then served at Constantinople, Turkey as part of Allied occupation forces. A preface to the book states that most of the original records were lost in the evacuation at Malakand. The history was therefore re-written after that campaign by Brigadier General Kemball. Extremely rare , no copy on COPAC or Worldcat. Near fine, a little wear to the extremities and corners slightly bumped.

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        Raccolta di no. 40. vedute antiche e moderne della città die Roma e sue vicinanze. Incise da Morel, Aquoroni, Parboni, ed altri celebri bulini.

      Roma, Presso Agapito Franzetti, 1857. - Ca. 28,5 x 44 cm. Gestochenes Titelblatt, 40 Kupferstiche mit Ansichten. Die Kupferstiche im Platten-Format von ca. 18,5 x 24 cm. Einband an den Ecken bestoßen, erste Blätter mit stärkerem Wasserrand im breitem weißen Papier, teils etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Blaue, bedruckte Original-Broschur.

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

      London: John Murray, 1857 Colored lithographed folding frontispiece of Victoria Falls, engraved portrait, 23 wood-engraved or lithographed plates, 2 folding maps. Contemporary red half calf and marbled boards. Rebacked preserving spine. Foxed. Cloth case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by the author: "Mrs Clare with the kindest regards of David Livingstone." Livingstone lived many years in South Africa and made three great expeditions, the first described in this book 1853-56, and the others in 1858-64 and 1865-73. "David Livingstone, perhaps the greatest of the African explorers ... discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls" (PMM). Livingstone's accomplishments in African exploration and geography are almost unequaled. He covered about a third of the Continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. This volume describes Livingstone's first and greatest expedition (1853-56) in which, among many other things, he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them Victoria Falls. Europeans had never before seen much of the vast territory that Livingstone covered. "The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank" (PMM). A detailed account of his years of African exploration, during which he "investigated the geology, botany, and natural history of the country he traversed," Livingstone's Missionary Travels "thoroughly reflects the man and is delightful reading" (DNB). Provenance the celebrated collection of Haskell Norman, with his bookplate, Christie's New York, 29 October 1998, lot 1173. Norman 1377. Exhibited: this very copy was exhibited at the original 1963 Printing and the Mind of Man exhibition (IPEX). Printing and the Mind of Man 341.

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        Central Park (A Full Report on the Laying out and improvement of this important public Enterprise) First Annual Report

      Central Park Engineer Dept, 1857. Hardcover. . Light wear to extremities else very good condition. Small damp stain to rear board. /No dust jacket, as issued. . Fold out illustration and tables, map at rear is missing. Previous owner's name.

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        Exil et capticité de Napoléon. Extraits du memorial de Saint-Hélène par le Comte de Las-Cases. Et des mémoires d'o'méara, Montholon, Santini, etc. Vie intime. + Souvenirs, anecdotes, épisodes, faits et paroles mémorables du grand homme et du grand empereur. Ouvrage rédigé et mis en ordre par ...

      Paris, [1857]. 8vo. iv, 224, 90 pp. Private half calf with raised bands. Illustrated with vignettes in text and full page plates. Slightly warped, edges rubbed, a few notes in text, otherwise nice. A number of additional illustrations and newspaper cuttings pasted and bound in.. Fransk. Very scarce!

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        Ambrotype Portrait of John D. Rockefeller

      ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF THE 19TH CENTURY. Sixth-plate ambrotype (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.), with Rockefeller's cheeks hand-tinted. Oval brass mat and ornate brass retainers in decorated thermoplastic case with hidden single clasp; decorated red velvet lining. Old manuscript note reading "J. D. Rockefeller Born July 8, 1839 at Richford, N. Y." Engraved on the retainer is the photographer's imprint: "Wm. C. North Cleveland, O." Minor specking to painted black areas; lacking seal; one large chip and several minor chips to case. Very good condition. This famous portrait of John D. Rockefeller is the earliest known photograph of the greatest titan of American business and industry. When he sat for this photograph in 1857 or 1858, the 18-year-old Rockefeller was working as a bookkeeper in Cleveland. He began his own business in 1859, built his first oil refinery in 1863, and established Standard Oil in 1870, revolutionizing the nascent petroleum industry. Rockefeller was the wealthiest man in history and the first great modern philanthropist. As a percentage of the United States economy, no other American fortune has ever come close to that of Rockefeller. Apart from the immense fortune his amassed (perhaps $1 billion at the turn of the century) and the national economy he helped fuel with Standard Oil and its descendants, Rockefeller established the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and the Rockefeller Foundation, which for almost a century have been leaders in their fields. "The rise of the Standard Oil men to great wealth was not from poverty. It was not meteor-like, but accomplished over a quarter of a century by courageous venturing in a field so risky that most large capitalists avoided it, by arduous labors, and by more sagacious and farsighted planning than had been applied to any other American industry" (Allan Nevins). Rockefeller chose this photograph to be the frontispiece to his autobiography, Random Reminiscences of Men and Events, published in 1909 when he seventy. In that book the portrait appeared with the caption: "Mr. John D. Rockefeller at the age of eighteen." The Rockefeller Archive Center holds a copy of this image printed on paper (presumably created when the ambrotype was unsealed in order to create the frontispiece for Random Reminiscences). This is one of the most valuable 19th-century American photographic portraits and a centerpiece of any collection of capitalism. Provenance: Rockefeller's daughter Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871-1962) and her husband, noted New York Republican Party official Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863-1955), with a cut business card bearing a partial inscription: "... [PARME]LEE PRENTICE / 5 West 53rd Street." Prentice married Rockefeller's daughter Alta Rockefeller Prentice in 1901, and this photograph descended to their daughter Mary Adeline Prentice Gilbert (1907 - 1981) and her husband Benjamin Davis Gilbert (1907 - 1992).

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        Dichter (1875-1926): Eigenh. Brief m. U. Paris VI, 29 rue Cassette, 9. X. 1907. Kl.-8. 2 S. a. Doppelblatt. - Mit gesiegeltem (Rilkes Wappen) Kuvert.

      Bedeutender Brief über Rilkes dichterischen Schaffensprozess. - Die von dem Germanisten Berthold Litzmann (1857-1926) und seinem Schüler und Kollegen Carl Enders (1877-1963) gegründete "Literarhistorische Gesellschaft Bonn" (LhGB) veranstaltete bei berühmten Gegenwartsautoren eine Rundfrage über "Ziele und Wege deutscher Dichtung nach Äußerungen ihrer Schöpfer". Die Antworten sollten in Sonderheften der regelmäßig erscheinenden "Mitteilungen der LhGB" erscheinen.- Dass sich zeitgenössische Autoren zur Entstehungsgeschichte ihrer Werke äußern sollten, war in der damaligen Literaturwissenschaft völlig neu. - Im Heft 6. der Mitteilungen der LhGB (Jhg. 1907) war das Referat von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski: "Rainer Maria Rilke. Sein Leben seine Weltanschauung, seine Kunst" erschienen, der Rilke als Neuromantiker deutet. - In seinem Korreferat machte sich Carl Enders zum "Anwalt" Rilkes und verteidigt Rilkes Kunsttheorie [Text auf Anfrage in Kopie]. - Der Vorsitzende Litzmann lobt den Versuch von Enders, "sich die dichterische Persönlichkeit in ihren n o t w e n d i g e n [im Original gesperrt] Äußerungen klarzumachen." (S. 243f.). - // - Unser Brief zeigt, dass Rilke dies gelesen hat. Er bedankt sich für die Übersendung der "Mittheilungen" und den begleitenden Brief von Carl Enders und fährt fort: "[] Ihr Brief erweist mir viel Freundliches Ihrer gütigen Verfassung gegenüber ist es mir besonders lieb zu wissen, daß auch bei Ihnen meine Enthaltung von jeder Einsichtnahme in Ihre Arbeit nicht missdeutet wird besonders dürfte sie nicht mit Gleichgültigkeit gegen Ihr sachliches Interesse verwechselt werden, das ich unwillkürlich zu den Umständen rechne, die mich noch fordernder zur Arbeit verpflichten. // Wenn Sie indessen in einer Reihe von Büchern, mit denen ich mich immer noch sehr im Anfang fühle, schon irgend Wichtiges zu erkennen meinen, so schreibe ich dies Ihrer trefflichen Orientierung zu und, der Thatsache, dass die Dinge, die durch mich zur Aussage kommen wollen, fällig sind und so nothwendig, dass jede reife Erwartung sie auch im noch Unzulänglichen erkennt und erräth. Empfangen sie, Herr Doctor, die ganze Versicherung meiner dankbaren Ergebenheit / Rainer Maria Rilke". - // - DABEI: Das eigenh. adressierte Kuvert mit Poststempeln: Paris Montparnasse (9.10.07) und Bonn (10.10.07) ist auf der Rückseite mit dem grauen, äußerst selten erhaltenen Siegel mit Rilkes Wappenabdruck (aufgerichtete Hunde) versehen.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      First Edition of Livingstone's Travels in South Africa, Signed by the AuthorLIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Yearsí Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean...With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1857.First edition, third state. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 148 mm). ix, [1, list of illustrations], 687, [1, printerís imprint] pp. plus 8 pp. publisherís advertisements, dated November 1, 1857. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. "David Livingstone/ Dec. 18th/1857." Folding lithographed frontispiece and two engraved plates by T. Picken, engraved portrait by William Holl after Henry Phillips, twenty wood-engraved plates, folding printed table with wood-engraved illustration, two folding lithographed maps by John Arrowsmith with routes colored by hand in red (one in pocket at rear), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one full-page).Original light brown morocco-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Expertly recased. With new endpapers. Small newspaper clipping tipped in below signature in front free endpaper. Some very minor wear to head and tail of spine. Small stain to lower part of back board. Internally very clean. A very good and handsome copy of this seminal book. House in a custom cloth slipcase.ìThree states of the first edition have been identified. In the probable first state, the lithographed plates opposite pp. 66 and 225 are tinted brown and pale green respectively; in the second state, the lithograph opposite p. 225 is tinted brown and differs substantially from its counterpart in the first state; and in the third state, both lithographs have been replaced with black and white engravingsî (Norman Library).ìLivingstoneís contributions to European knowledge of African geography and ethnography remain virtually unequalled. In three major expeditions (1853-1856, 1858-1864 and 1865-1873), he covered a third of the continent, from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, observing and delineating regions previously unknown to white men; he was the first European to explore the Zambesi River, and gave Victoria Falls its present name. Livingstone also brought his powers of observation to bear on the native peoples he encountered, and was inspired by what he saw to entertain not only evangelical notions of their salvation, but political and medican ones as well. He was the first to disclose to the European world the terrible effects of the slave trade upon native populations; the horrors of this ërunning sore of Africaí moved him to campaign actively for its abolition. He also provided an accurate account of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), along with the disease its bite produced in cattle; at the time the flyís bite was thought to be (and perhaps was) harmless to manî (Norman Library).David Livingstone (1813-1873) ìbecame a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary...he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstoneís services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. He explored the Zambesi, Shire and Ruyuma rivers and found the salt lake Chilwa and Lake Nyasa...The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance, and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blankî (Printing and the Mind of Man).Abbey, Travel, 347. Garrison and Morton 5269. Mendelssohn I, pp. 908-910. Printing and the Mind of Man 341.HBS 67919.$7,500

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        Madame Bovary Moeurs de Province

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857. First edition. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL NOVELS. A MAGNIFICENT COPY. "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone: it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment" (Henry James). Madame Bovary "first appeared in installments in the Revue de Paris from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 1856. Flaubert took a commonplace story of adultery and made of it a book that has continued to be read because of its profound humanity, ushering in, in the process, a new age of realism in literature. But upon the story's release, the French government accused Flaubert of obscenity. The ensuing trial, and Flaubert's acquittal, only heightened interest in the story upon its release in book form in 1857" (Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Britannica). First issue: with "Senart" on the dedication leaf. Complete with dedication, half-titles, and ads. 
 Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857. Octavo, original wrappers; glassine. Housed in custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Only a little soiling to wrappers. An outstanding copy, exceptionally rare in such fine condition.

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        Mitchell & Croasdale, Dealers in Sperm, Whale, Lard & Tanners Oil, Candles, Rice &c.

      Philadelphia, ca. 1857. sep 22 2017. Color lithograph, 18 x 14 inches This advertising broadside is a copy of the first whaling print made in America. It was printed by William H. Rease, Philadelphia's leading trade card artist. The firm being advertised, Mitchell & Croasdale, sold whale products in Philadelphia between 1857 and 1860. A copy of this print sold at Swann's in 2010 for $2400. See Ingalls 295. Lightly tanned, else in excellent condition. Mounted on board and matted. Unframed.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. With portrait; maps by Arrowsmith; and numerous illustrations.

      London John Murray 1857 - First Edition of Livingstone's Travels in South Africa, Signed by the Author LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.With Portrait; Maps by Arrowsmith; and Numerous Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1857. First edition, third state. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 148 mm). ix, [1, list of illustrations], 687, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. plus 8 pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated November 1, 1857. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. "David Livingstone/ Dec. 18th/1857." Folding lithographed frontispiece and two engraved plates by T. Picken, engraved portrait by William Holl after Henry Phillips, twenty wood-engraved plates, folding printed table with wood-engraved illustration, two folding lithographed maps by John Arrowsmith with routes colored by hand in red (one in pocket at rear), and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one full-page). Original light brown morocco-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Expertly recased. With new endpapers. Small newspaper clipping tipped in below signature in front free endpaper. Some very minor wear to head and tail of spine. Small stain to lower part of back board. Internally very clean. A very good and handsome copy of this seminal book. House in a custom cloth slipcase. "Three states of the first edition have been identified. In the probable first state, the lithographed plates opposite pp. 66 and 225 are tinted brown and pale green respectively; in the second state, the lithograph opposite p. 225 is tinted brown and differs substantially from its counterpart in the first state; and in the third state, both lithographs have been replaced with black and white engravings" (Norman Library). "Livingstone’s contributions to European knowledge of African geography and ethnography remain virtually unequalled. In three major expeditions (1853-1856, 1858-1864 and 1865-1873), he covered a third of the continent, from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, observing and delineating regions previously unknown to white men; he was the first European to explore the Zambesi River, and gave Victoria Falls its present name. Livingstone also brought his powers of observation to bear on the native peoples he encountered, and was inspired by what he saw to entertain not only evangelical notions of their salvation, but political and medican ones as well. He was the first to disclose to the European world the terrible effects of the slave trade upon native populations; the horrors of this ‘running sore of Africa’ moved him to campaign actively for its abolition. He also provided an accurate account of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), along with the disease its bite produced in cattle; at the time the fly’s bite was thought to be (and perhaps was) harmless to man" (Norman Library). David Livingstone (1813-1873) "became a missionary and was sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840. From then onwards his life was devoted to the exploration of central Africa. Although a missionary.he regarded himself more as a pioneer explorer opening up the country for others. Livingstone’s services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He made three great expeditions; in 1853-6 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before. Hie first discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventu [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poems of the Late Francis S. Key, Esq. [Star Spangled Banner]

      Robert Carter and Brothers 1857 - New York, 1857. 8vo, publisher's black cloth, xii, (13)-203 pp. First edition. The first edition of the Star Spangled Banner in book form. It had been printed only as a broadside in 1814. A BAL 11093 binding B, with no sequence noted. A good plus to very good minus copy with excellent contents. Lean to spine, chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, contemporary ownership signature to title page, light normal shelfwear. Remains well preserved. "'The Star-Spangled Banner' has been in recent times censured for its awkward melodic line, but its lyrics are now so much a part of the popular patriotic imagination that any attempt at literary analysis would perhaps seem unusual. (The second and third stanzas of the original song are often omitted in public ceremonies as a gesture of courtesy to the British; the words "hireling and slave" of stanza three refer to the common British practice of using mercenary soldiers.) It is interesting that the critic Charles F. Richardson, writing in American Literature, mentions the "bald, rude rhymes" in the work. He goes on to say that the song, along with "Adams and Liberty" and "Hail Columbia," is "so closely enshrined in the patriotic heart . . . that no one stops to think of . . . [its] literary poverty" (vol. 2 [1889] p. 26). Richardson's comments seem a just assessment of a work that had not yet become a national symbol." - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Sabin 37669. BAL 11093. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the Knight, from Authentic Sources by Robert B. Brough, Esq.

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts.. 1857--1858.. First edition, in the original monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in cloth chemise and leather top-loading slipcase. Each part with two full-page illustrated plates at front, twenty etched plates in all; and woodcut illustration after Cruikshank replicated on front of each wrapper. Original front covers, all but one with publisher's presentation blindstamp; lacking original rear covers (each with plain tan wrap at rear instead) and without the tissue guards between the plates. Each part appears to have been trimmed at top and bottom, Part X front cover darkened, else all are very good with only minor soiling to covers and with plates themselves near fine to fine. Housed together in green-cloth chemise and full leather, marbled-paper lined, top-loading double slipcase with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Cohn 96. .

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        Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones IN  Steam Trip to the North of Baghdad in April 1846 with notes of various objects of interest en route  Journey for the purpose of determining the tract of the ancient Nahrwan canal undertaken in 1848  Journey to the Frontier of Turkey and Persia through a part of Kurdistan Researches in the Vicinity of the Median wall of Xenophon and along the old course of the River Tigris and the discovery of the site of the Ancient Opis  Memoir on the Province of Baghdad etc  Compiled and Edited by R Hughes Thomas Assistant Secretary Political Department

      First edition. With a folding table, 5 folding maps (3 of which are loose in the front and back pockets) and 25 lithographed views, plans and plates. Many of the maps and plates are hand-coloured. Large 8vo. Original brown cloth, as issued, neatly repaired, retaining the original paper labels to spine and upper board. Endpapers browned and slightly fragile, interior very good otherwise. xxiii, 500, [1] [folding appendix sheet] pp. Bombay, Printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government No. XLIII, New Series,

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        Nouvel Album Gothique. [ORNEMENT - ARCHITECTURE - MOBILIER - DECORS]

      N.D. Kauffman, sans date (circa 1857)., A Paris, - 34 Planches gravées. COMPLET. Album de toute rareté, aucune référence trouvée, aucun exemplaire dans les bases de bibliothèques (y compris la bnf). Album gravé par Adolphe Varin, héritier avec son frère, Amédée, de la célèbre famille Varin, dynastie d’artistes depuis le XVIe siècle [connus comme potiers et d’étain et graveurs au XVIIIe dont Joseph Varin (1740-1800) et Charles Nicolas (1741-1812)]. Elève de Charles Geoffroy, Edouard et Paul Girardet et du graveur Jean Geoffroy, Adolphe Varin a eu une production importante et a gravé, entre autres, des portraits dont des « Suites pour l’art au XVIIIe siècle » des frères Goncourt. Les gravures des frères Varin furent régulièrement exposées aux Salons. Livres Infimes traces de frottements sur la reliure, second plat très légèrement gondolé dans l'angle supérieur, sinon bel exemplaire, aux gravures très fraîches. Reliure de l’époque en demi-chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fers dorés, « E. Bettend » doré en queue, filets à froid en encadrement des plats, tranches mouchetées.

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        Architektonisches Skizzen-Buch. Eine Sammlung von Landhäusern, Villen, ländlichen Gebäuden, Gartenhäusern, Gartenverzierungen, Gittern, Erkern, Balkons, Blumenfenstern, Brunnen, Springbrunnen, Hofgebäuden, Einfassungsmauern, Candelabern, Grabmonumenten u

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1857, Heftes n. 3 - 12 - 13 - 18 -. 19 - 20 - 21 - 26, tutti di n. 1/6 belle tavole litografiche in gran parte a colori. Otto fascicoli nelle cartelle originali per 48 tavole di cm. 36 x 26. Tutte :

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        Blick auf die auf einem Hügel liegende Kirche, daneben ein Bauernhaus, im Vordergrund Hüterjunge mit drei Kühen.

       Öl auf Pappe, dat. 1857, 22,5 x 31 cm. Stimmungsvolle, reizend staffagierte Ansicht. In der aufwendigen Originalrahmung mit Blumendekor. - Dabei: Ölbild vom gleichen Motiv aus anderer Perspektive. Beschädigt und nicht gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Gemälde, Schwaben

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        Signed Photo with "Ridi, Pagliaccio" Music Quote 1911

      Italian opera composer and librettist (1857-1919), mostly recognized today for his masterpiece Pagliacci. Beautiful signed photo postcard, with a short music quote from the famous aria "Ridi, Pagliaccio", dated in Brissago, Switzerland, in 1911. Size is 3.4 x 5.4 inches, in excellent condition.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. Written during Eight Years' Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America. Two volume set.

      Philadelphia, PA: Willis P. Hazard, 1857. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. Early edition. Octavo (8vo). Two volume set. Half green calf (leather) bindings with marbled paper-covered boards; new leather spine labels. The bindings are rubbed and worn, with minor cracking to hinges, remaining intact and attractive. Marbled endpapers. Vol. I: (5)-402 pages. Vol. II: ii, (403)-792 pages. Contains 150 black-and-white illustrations. Numerous plates are somewhat foxed, and there are instances of minor soiling to numerous pages of text. Howes C241; Wagner-Camp 84:18..

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        Theory of the Heavenly Bodies Moving About the Sun in Conic Sections: A Translation of Gauss's "Theoria Motus " With an Appendix

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1857. Good. First American edition. (Also the first in English.) xvii, 326, 39pp. tables, list of constants, 8 engraved plates of diagrams. Recent black cloth lettered in gilt. A Good copy. Two naval library stamps to prelims and call numbers written on copyright page but no other institutional markings. A few underlines and discrete, easily-erasable pencil checks in margins. German mathematician C.F. Gauss' classic analysis of the problems in determining the motions of planets and comets, an epochal work in orbit theory.

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        Recollections of Syria and Palestine.

      [Kilmarnock, James M'Kie] for Joseph Masters and others in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1857. 8vo. Presentation binding of brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, ornamented in black and blind, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. 208; light wear to extremities, light marginal browning; presentation copy with inscription on initial blank Presented to the Glasgow Chess Club for Competition by the Author Jany. 1864. Extremely rare sole edition.~b~ The Scot Edward James Jonas was born in 1825 and taught Hebrew at Oxford. This sometimes amusing diaristic collection of impressions gathered during a journey in the Levant reports on Beirut, Tyre, Sidon, Acre, Mount Carmel, and Palestine. We were not able to trace any copy in any library.~i~

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        Rare Cabinet Photo with Signed Music Quote

      Famous Russian tenor (1857-1918), creator of the main tenor roles in two of Tchaikovsky operas: The Queen of Spades and Iolanta, together with his wife Medea in the main soprano role. Highly regarded by Tchaikovsky, Figner teamed with his wife Medea in most performances during their 15 years married (1889-1904). Rare, large size cabinet photo of him as Raoul in Les Huguenots, photo has been glued at the bottom with a piece of paper with an autograph music quote (from an aria by Raoul in Les Huguenots), signed by the great tenor. Size is 5.25 x 8.25 inches, in excellent condition

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        Der Vesuv und die Umgebung von Neapel. Eine Monographie von J. Roth. Mit Tafeln und Holzschnitten.

      Berlin, Wilhelm Hertz, 1857. XLIV, 539 S., 9 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 2 doppelblattgross), einige Holzschnitten im Text Gr.-8° gold und blindgeprägter Originalganzleinenband. Erste Ausgabe der maßgeblichen Monographie zu diesem Thema. Ehelmaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel auf dem Titel, Buchblock etwas gelockert, insgesamt aber gut. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Le Trouvère Grand Opéra en quatre actes Représenté sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra Imperial Traducion Française de Mr. Emilien Pacini... Partition in 8o Piano et Chant Prix net 20f. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Léon Escudier [PN L.E. 1648], 1857. First Edition, second issue of the revised version. Hopkinson 54B (citing two issues, the first of which is engraved and the second lithographed). Including ballet music newly-composed for the Paris production by Verdi to pp. 155-202. l trovatore, to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano with additions by Leone Emanuele Bardare after Antonio García Gutiérrez's play El trovador, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Apollo on January 19, 1853 and in a revised version (as La trouvère) in Paris at the Opéra on January 12, 1857. "Il trovatore, though without doubt one of the two or three most popular Verdi operas, has until recently fared rather badly with critics and commentators, mostly because of its unabashedly formalistic exterior in comparison with the works on either side of it, Rigoletto and La traviata. This attitude at last shows signs of changing, perhaps as our criteria for judging Verdi's musical dramas alter with time. Indeed, many of the most important stages in the critical rehabilitation of this opera have concentrated attention on just those aspects that were earlier castigated. The libretto, for example, with its immovable character types and 'unrealistic' stage action, has recently been seen as one of the work's great strengths, its economy of dramatic means and immediacy of language forming the perfect basis on which to build Verdian musical drama. Similarly, the extreme formalism of the musical language has been seen as serving to concentrate and define the various stages of the drama, above all channelling them into those key confrontations that mark its inexorable progress." "But if one trait can be singled out that best accounts for the opera's success, it is probably the sheer musical energy apparent in all the numbers. Time and again we find a relentless rhythmic propulsion in the accompaniment, and a tendency for the melodic lines to be forced into a restrictive compass, freeing themselves rarely but with consequent explosive power." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Dark brown morocco-backed brown textured paper boards, upper with initials "C.G." gilt, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (recto title within decorative border incorporating the names of various Verdi operas, verso blank), Lithographed. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower outer corner of title. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; front endpaper with small chip to outer edge. Slightly foxed.

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

      including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence Across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.  2 folding maps, folding frontispiece & 21 other plates, with numerous illustrations in the text. First edition, later issue. 8vo, original cloth, re-backed, the original back laid-down, with some loss, in a cloth drop-back box. London, John Murray.

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        The North Pacific Surveying and Exploring Expedition: My Last Cruise. Where we went and what we saw: Being an account of Visits to the Malay and Loo-choo Islands, the Coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the Mouth of the Amoor River

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1857 Gilt lettering and 'bear attack' scene, and borders on spine, and blind stamped borders and ship design on front cover. (See: Photos.) Two title pages: "My Last Cruise..." and "The North Pacific..." the first , more whimsical title, has six scenes and two figures, Chinese and a Japanese. It has frontis drawing "women admiring a watch - in Japan", with tissue over it. 507 pages + iv Notices. There are several versions of this edition, and this, the first, includes a nude scene in a bath house in Japan, before it was removed for the sake of modesty. Illustrated throughout with a number of full-page plates. First title is foxed, and just a bit of foxing to a few more preliminary pages. Binding is tight and strong, but spine strip is partly detached along one side. Tiny label from former owner's private library, on front pastedown and first two endpapers include a newspaper article: 'The Hairy Ainu - the Strangest People in the World', by A.H. Savage Landor. Rare!

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        APPENDICE alla RACCOLTA E PARALLELO DELLE FABBRICHE CLASSICHE. Durand. 1857

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 625 pp. Half bound in green leather over marbled cloth, spine with 4 gilt raised bands and gilt lettering and decorations, light yellow endpapers and pastedowns, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). All is as called for in Smith (including signature 2B2 printed as B2). Smith I, 12; Gimbel A 141. A bit of scattered foxing on the plates and preliminary matter, but most leaves and plates are quite clean; small hairline crack to the bottom of the front joint, otherwise very attractive and sound.

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