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        Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. I-II.

      London; Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First edition, first issue. 8:o. 21,5x14,5 cm. xiv, 320 & (3), 324-625, (1 blank) pp. + 40 plates (including the vignette title-page). Two volumes in contemporary green half leather with gilt decorations on spines, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges and green endpapers. Bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth on front paste-downs and with the signature ''Lord Lymington'' on front fly-leaf in both volumes. Spines and corners are a bit worn. Some small specks on the title page. There is a small loss in outer margin on pp. 41/42. The text pages are bright and clean, with just a few scattered light stains; there is, for instance, a light soot stain in the inner margin on p. 340 and 341. Most plates are a bit spotted in margins, and a few of the vertical ones have been cut close to the plate's title. A well-preserved copy with the author's errata slip inserted between p. 480 & 481. The novel was originally published in 20 monthly parts 1855-1857. This copy of the first book edition has all first issue points mentioned by Smith (Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth, pp. 91-93).

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. FIRST EDITION BOUND FROM THE PARTS. 1 vol., 5-3/4" x 8-5/8", all first issue points including the 8 "dark" plates, illustrated by H. K. Browne, some minor foxing to the additional engraved title-page otherwise the plates a largely clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary 1/2 maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered brown morocco spine labels, marbled edges, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine.

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

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

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        Un été dans le Sahara.

      EDITION ORIGINALE du premier livre de Fromentin. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères - 1857. Belle reliure à la bradel plein maroquin turquoise signée Huser. Dos lisse avec titre et date en pied dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Double filet sur les coupes. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contreplats. Couverture verte et dos conservés. Etui à liseré (légèrement frotté). Rares rousseurs sur quelques feuillets. Bel exemplaire. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x12).

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        - Un été dans le Sahara. - Une année dans le Sahel.

      P, Michel Lévy 1857, in-12 (18 x 12 cm) de (4)-294 (2) pp. Reliure demi-chagrin vert empire à quatre nerfs soulignés à froid, perlé doré en tête et en queue, titre et fleuron d'entre-nerfs, itou. Édition originale du premier livre de Fromentin, en bel état de conservation (Vicaire III, col. 839, Talvart VI, p. 225 - 1 A). ................. P, Michel Lévy 1859, in-12 (18 x 12 cm) de (4)-349 (3) pp. Reliure demi-chagrin vert empire à quatre nerfs soulignés à froid, perlé doré en tête et en queue, titre et fleuron d'entre-nerfs, itou. Édition originale du second livre de l'auteur, en bel état de conservation (Vicaire III, col. 839, Talvart VI, p. 226 - 2 A). ................. Les deux volumes, en reliure identique. Eugène-Samuel-Auguste Fromentin-Dupeux peintre, voyageur, romancier, critique d'art est né et mort à La Rochelle en 1820-1876. Fromentin apparaît comme une sorte d'aristocrate de l'art et des lettres, styliste élégant et pur, il voie, décrit et fixe les images en peintre; lors de ses trois voyages en Algérie (1846, 1847-48, 1852-53)il en rapportera notes et carnets de croquis des paysages et des habitants qui lui permettront, à son retour, de donner à ses tableaux et à ses récits une exactitude réaliste. (cf-Talvart) - "Monsieur Fromentin trempe un pinceau dans les godets d'une boîte d'aquarelle et lave des phrases que la typographie peut reproduire avec une idéale pureté de ton." (Théophile Gautier - L'Orient) - ( Au cas où vous utiliseriez cette notice, merci d'en citer la source : www.sisyphe.com ) ................ NOUVEAU : nous avons créé une liste de livres de voyages (Afrique, Amériques, Asie, Moyen-Orient, etc...) à télécharger sur notre site principal www.sisyphe.com

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        Drammi di Anton Giulio Barile

      Coi tipi del R. I. De' Sordo Muti, 1857. In 8, pp. 208 + (4). Tipiche fioriture diffuse. Fregio tipografico al frontespizio. Cartonatura muta coeva. Rarissima edizione originale dell'opera prima di Anton Giulio Barrili nella quale ancora si firma con il vero cognome, in seguito mutato in Barrili. L'opera contiene due drammi, Lelia e Ida, che l'autore afferma non esser ancora stati rappresentati, e li dedica all'amico Enrico Gallardi. Barrili nel 1859 entra nella redazione del giornale Il S. Giorgio, diretto da Nino Bixio, in seguito si arruola partecipando alla seconda guerra d'indipendenza. Nel 1866 accorre al seguito di Garibaldi e l'anno dopo viene ferito a Mentana. Nel 1875 fonda il Caffaro. Fu anche deputato per la sinistra e grazie a Carducci si guadagno' la cattedra di letteratura presso l'Universita' di Genova della quale diventera' in seguito rettore. Mori' nella sua villa di Carcare nel 1908 lasciando una termina serie di opere letterarie e giornalistiche. ITA

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        Young America in Wall-Street

      New York, Derby & Jackson, 1857. 406p. Hardcover Bottom end of backstrip chipped and top end frayed; cover corners frayed; top corner of first pages slightly bumped; 3-inch tear at bottom margin of p. 87; rear free endpaper and blank stained; signatures slightly pulled; previous owner's name on front endpaper; otherwise very good condition.

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        Sammlung von 32 Theaterzetteln. Königsberg, 1857-1858.

      1857. 32 Bll. Ca. 340:420 mm. Gefaltet. Bemerkenswerte Sammlung von Wandanschlägen des Königsberger Stadttheaters, einem der renommiertesten Theater in Preußen und im Deutschen Reich. Die an Höhen wie Tiefen reiche Geschichte des geschichtsträchtigen, im März 1808 erstmals eröffneten Hauses - das schon kurz danach abbrannte und nach seiner Wiederherstellung im Dezember 1809 neueröffnet wurde - zeitigte eine ganze Reihe an bedeutenden Erstaufführungen, darunter Schillers "Wilhelm Tell" (1810) und "Die Jungfrau von Orléans" (1811), die ebenso wie Goethes "Iphigenie auf Tauris" und der "Götz von Berlichingen" (beide 1815) unter der Direktion von August von Kotzebue zur Aufführung gelangten; 1819 wurden Beethovens "Fidelio" und Webers "Freischütz" gegeben, 1830 Kleists "Zerbrochener Krug" und 1832 "Faust" (I). Richard Wagner war 1836/37 in Königsberg als Kapellmeister engagiert und ehelichte dort auch seine erste Gattin, die am Stadttheater engagierte Schauspielerin Minna Planer; 1879 wurde mit Emil Paur am Pult die deutsche Erstaufführung von Bizets "Carmen" gegeben und trat von dort ihren weltweiten Siegeszug an; 1927 fand schließlich die Erstaufführung Strauss' "Rosenkavalier" statt. Mit den schweren Luftangriffen auf Königsberg Ende August 1944, bei denen das Stadttheater bis auf seine Grundmauern niederbrannte, endet die Geschichte des renommierten Hauses. - Unter den hier vorliegenden Theaterzetteln finden sich u. a. die Ankündigungen zu Friedrich von Flotows Oper "Martha", Eduard von Bauernfelds Lustspiel "Die Bekenntnisse", Ferdinand Raimunds Zaubermärchen "Der Verschwender", Albert Emil Brachvogels "Der Sohn des Wucherers", Carl August Görners Zauberposse "Prinz Honigschnabel", Carl Maria von Webers Oper "Abu Hassan" oder Heinrich Laubes Tragödie "Graf Essex". - Einige Doubletten; beiliegend zwei Ansichtskarten und eine Verschlußmarke des Stadttheaters sowie ein Plan von Königsberg aus Meyers Lexikon.

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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.= 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.

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        New Zealand, or Zealandia, The Britain of the South. 2 Volumes

      Edward Stanford, London 1857 - 2 Volumes. Vol 1, pp xv, 328; Vol 2, pp vii, 329-664, 7 plates (coloured) and 2 maps. Original blindstamped cloth boards with gilt globe. Rare. A very nice copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.= 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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        The Monthly Law Reporter. Vol. XX. New Series. Vol. X.

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company. May, 1857 - April, 1858. First. Tall octavo. 720pp. Copntemporary legal calf with morocco spine labels gilt. .Contemporary handwritten bookplate, faint stain on p. 105-106, spine slightly toned, else a nice, near fine copy. The entire June, 1857 issue (p. [61]-120) save for the final leaf, is the first printing of this important and detailed analysis of the opinions and a rigorous and severe critique of Justice Roger B. Taney and the Dred Scott Decision. In 1865, President Lincoln appointed John Lowell as United States district judge for Massachusetts. .

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Fétis"). Bruxelles, 9. II. 1857.

      1857. 2p In-8 (40 lignes). Longue et belle lettre à une chanteuse [madame Debain?]. Il a cherché à lui trouvé une place dans les "sociétés de Casino et philharmoniques" de Gand et Bruges. Le président du Casino de Gand lui a répondu "que M Henry Herz [compositeur et pianiste] était engagé pour le concert du jeudi [précédent] et qu'on n'aurait pas d'autre artiste étranger pour ce concert, parce que les chanteurs étaient déjà engagés" mais il pourra l'engager pour les concerts après les jours gras du Carnaval. Il n'a pas eu de réponse de Bruges. Il lui demande de dire à M. Debain, inventeur de l'harmonium, qu'il lui répondra "le plutôt (sic) possible". Il a été absent 10 jours et a trouvé 123 lettres sur son bureau et en a trouvé 57 autres en revenant de Paris. Il dit qu'il est parfois "tenté de prendre [sa] pension de retraite et d'aller [se] cacher dans un village où personne ne pourra le trouver" car cette "correspondance [le] tue". - Rare Ancienne collection Charles Vincens.

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        Reisen in Südwest-Afrika in den Jahren 1850 bis 1854. Aus dem Schwedischen von Dr. Hermann Lotze, 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Otto Purfürst, o. J. (1857). Erstausgabe. XVI, 288, IX, 288 S.Braune Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie sehr schönem mehrfarbigen Buchschnitt. Mit 15 (v. 16) ganzseitigen Stahlstich-Tafeln in Tondruck sowie zahlreichen, partiell teilkolorierten Holzschnitt-Illustrationen (ohne die im Titel des ersten Bandes genannte Karte). Bd. 2 mit Alphabetischem Register. Faszinierende Reisebeschreibung des schwedischen Abenteurers und Forschungsreisenden Karl Johan Andersson (1827 - 1867). Anderssen brach im August 1850 von der südwestafrikanischen Hafenstadt Walfischbucht aus zusammen mit dem Afrikaforscher Francis Galton auf, um das Ovamboland im Norden des Landes und den Weg zum Ngamisee im Betschuanaland zu erkunden. Sie erreichten das Ovamboland 1852, das sie im Folgenden mehrere Monate durchstreiften, und wandten sich 1853 nach Osten Richtung Ngamisee. Andersson fertigte während der Reise zahlreiche Aufzeichnungen zur Flora und Fauna der Region an, die er später in dem zweibändigen Werk \"Lake Ngami\" (London 1856) veröffentlichte. Andersson gründete später in dem Ort Otjimbingwe eine erfolgreiche Handelsniederlassung, die er mit einer privaten Armee aus Herero-Freiwilligen schützte. Als dort am 15. Juni 1863 eine Kriegerschar des Stammes der Afrikaner erschien, die im Zuge einer Auseinandersetzung mit dem Hererohäuptling Maharero den Ort zu plündern versuchte, schlug Andersson an der Seite Mahareros die Eindringlinge zurück und wurde daraufhin ehrenhalber zum \"Befehlshaber aller Herero auf Lebenszeit\" ernannt, eine Ehre, wie sie sonst niemals einem Europäer zuteil wurde. Die Bände in gutem, sauberem Zustand, ein deckel des ersten Bandes mit kleiner Stoßstelle (unauffällig), sonst kaum berieben oder bestoßen; Seiten partiell leicht fleckig; die Tontafeln sehr gut erhalten. Gutes Exemplar dieser frühen, überaus originell illustrierten südwestafrikanischen Reisebeschreibung aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sehr selten! Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Akrika Südafrika Südwestafrika Südwest-Afrika Deutsch-Südwest Reisebeschreibung

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        Itinerario generale degli Stati di S.M. Sarda in Terraferma.

      Torino, Tip. Franco, 1857, in-4 brossura originale, pp. XVI-507 + 1 foglio di errata, 40 carte f.t. (anche ripiegate) dei mandamenti e dei comuni delle provincie degli Stati Sardi di terraferma del regno di Piemonte e Sardegna. In fine, grande tavola piu' volte ripiegata "Specchio dimostrativo delle Strade Ferrate in esercizio, in costruzione e concesse nei Regii Stati con indicazione delle Stazioni e delle distanze fra le stesse". Le localita' citate sono : Acqui, Alba, Albenga, Albertvile, Alessandria, Annecy, Aosta, Asti, Biella, Bobbio, Boneville, Casale, Chambery, Chiavari, Cuneo, Domodossola, Genova, Ivrea, Mondovi', Mortara, Moutiers, Nizza, Novara, Novi, Oneglia, Pallanza, Pinerolo, Moriana, Saluzzo, San Remo, Savona, Levante, Susa, Chiablese (Thonon), Torino, Tortona, Valsesia (Varallo), Vercelli, Voghera. Tabelle delle distanze e tavola poliometrica dei mandamenti per ogni singola provincia. In fine, elenco dei comuni e poliometrica generale.

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        Verhandlungen der St. Gallisch Appenzellischen Gesellschaft an der Hauptversammlung in Wyl. Angebunden: Verhandlungen der St. Gallisch - Appenzellischen gemeinnützigen Gesellschaft an der Hauptversammlung in Lichtensteig, Dinstags, den 21. September 1858.

      St. Gallen, Scheitlin 1857 /1858 - 17,5 x 11,5 cm, XIV, 113 S. mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte der geplanten Eisenbahnlinie zwischen Rorschach und Winterthur, XXI, 219 S. mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte der Toggenburger - Bahn, 2 Stempel, geb. (berieben und bestossen)

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        Deutsches Staats-Wörterbuch, in Verbindung mit deutschen Gelehrten und unter Mitredaktion von Karl Brater herausgegeben.

      Stuttgart und Leipzig, Expedition des Staats-Wörterbuchs, 1857-70. 11 Bde. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 9080 S. Zeitgenössische Halbleinenbände mit Buntpapierbezug. (Bd. 11 angleichend neu gebunden, St.a.T.). Bluntschli (1808-1881), aus Zürich stammend, studierte die Rechtswissenschaften in Zürich, Berlin und Bonn. In Bonn wurde er zum Dr. jur. promoviert. Nach einem Pariser Interludium kehrte er zunächst nach Zürich zurück, wo er ab 1833 an der Universität lehrte. Im Jahre 1848 folgte er einem Ruf nach München, im Jahre 1861 nach Heidelberg. In seiner Heidelberger Zeit engagierte sich Bluntschli ab 1864 in der Loge \"Ruprecht zu den fünf Rosen\", wo er als Meister vom Stuhl die Loge prägte. Bluntschlis Freimaurerei unterstreicht seine liberalistische Grundgesinnung, die auch in einem offenen Antwortbrief an Papst Pius IX. auf dessen apostolisches Schreiben \"Multiplices inter\" zu Tage tritt. Das Staats-Wörterbuch, das er gemeinsam mit Karl Ludwig Theodor Brater (1819-69) verfasste, atmet den Geist der Liberalität und avancierte so zum zusammenfassenden literarischen Bezugspunkt des deutschen Liberalismus. - Einbände ausgebessert, Vorsätze tlw. erneuert, St. a. Titelblättern und Titelblattrückseiten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Der Nachsommer. Eine Erzählung. (Erstausgabe, 3 Bde.).

      Pesth: Heckenast, 1857. 483, 420, 444 S. Leinen. Erstausgabe. 3 Stahlstichtitel von Jos. Axmann nach P.G. Geiger. Dunkelgraue Leineneinbände mit Deckelprägung und Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt, Lesebändchen. Einbände etwas angestaubt und an den Ecken ganz wenig bestoßen, minimal schiefgelesen, innen mit kleinem privatem Stempel auf Titelblatt. Insgesamt sehr schön erhaltene, frische Exemplare. Versand D: 3,99 EUR

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        Causeries du lundi.

      Paris, Garnier frères, sd (1857-1872), 16 volumes, in-12, reliés, 474 p. / 565 p. / 548 p. / 587 p. / 545 p. / 540 p. / 537 p. / 549 p. / 536 p. / 503 p. / 536 p. / 517 p. / 464 p. / 480 p. / 462 p. / 448 p.. Troisième édition, édition originale pour le tome 16 (table générale et analytique), la mention "revue et corrigée" n'est indiquée que jusqu'au tome 4. Le tome 16 porte le titre "Causeries du lundi, portraits de femmes et portraits littéraires" l'auteur en est Ch. Pierrot. Reliure d'époque, demi chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs avec titres et tomaisons dorés, tranches marbrées assorties aux gardes, dos des huit premiers volumes très légèrement décolorés, très rares rousseurs. Première édition parue avec la table générale. Très bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        die pflanzenläuse aphiden getreu nach dem leben abgebildet und beschrieben.

      S.n. Nürnberg 1857 In-8 ( 215 X 150 mm ), demi-chagrin vert, dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, de VIII 334 pages et 54 planches lithographiées trés finement mises en couleurs, representant 396 sujets. Edition originale et premier tirage de l'une des plus ancienne études sur les aphidiae. Dos passé de couleurs, bel état interieur, les planches sont trés fraiches. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Jean TIMON DAVID le célèbre entomologiste ( monogramme en queue et tampon sur la page de titre ). D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 21. VI. 1857.

      1857. 2 ½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihre mir gestern zugekommenen erfreulichen Zeilen beantworte ich ohne Aufschub. Mein Sohn ist Anfang Novembers 1855 nach Rom gekommen, hatte sich auf 2 Jahre verpflichtet und wird diese Zeit halten, wenn ihm nicht die zeitige Ankunft seines Nachfolgers erlaubt, etwas früher abzugehen, und sich noch während einiger Wochen weiter in Italien umzuschauen. Er hat sich übrigens seinem Amte als Hülfsprediger oder Stellvertreter und als Hauslehrer des Herrn Gesandtschaftspredigers Heintz, den er ungemein hoch schätzt [...] Ich wüsste daher durchaus nichts 'Abmahnendes' hinzuzufügen. Einem Gerücht zufolge sind Sie vor Jahr und Tag abermals in Italien, und dann auch wohl in Rom gewesen, und haben vielleicht auch Fortunato Lanci's de' spiritali tre regni cantati da Dante Alighieri etc. Roma 1855, das er mir als Geschenk zugesendet hat, aus den Händen des Verfassers empfangen, und ich habe immer gehofft [...] eine Beurtheilung desselben von Ihnen zu lesen, jetzt aber meinen Sohn aufgetragen, sich zu erkundigen, ob der Verf. in Rom lebt, und ihm [...] meinen Dank zu überbringen [...] Meine Übersetzung von Metastasio's la morte d'Abelle (behülfs einer musikalischen Ausführung) überschickte ich Ihnen [...]". - Neben literaturwissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen verfasste Kannegiesser eigene Epen und Dramen und gab 1810 zusammen mit Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching drei Bände der Zeitschrift "Pantheon" heraus. Sein Hauptverdienst liegt in der Vermittlung fremdsprachiger Literatur. Seit 1803 trat Kannegiesser als Übersetzer aus dem Griechischen, Lateinischen, Englischen, Dänischen, Schwedischen, Französischen und vor allem aus dem Italienischen hervor. 1809-21 erschien seine Übersetzung von Dantes Göttlicher Komödie.

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        Der Nachsommer. Eine Erzählung. (Erstausgabe, 3 Bde.).

      Pesth: Heckenast, 1857 - 483, 420, 444 S. Erstausgabe. 3 Stahlstichtitel von Jos. Axmann nach P.G. Geiger. Dunkelgraue Leineneinbände mit Deckelprägung und Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt, Lesebändchen. Einbände etwas angestaubt und an den Ecken ganz wenig bestoßen, minimal schiefgelesen, innen mit kleinem privatem Stempel auf Titelblatt. Insgesamt sehr schön erhaltene, frische Exemplare. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1369 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les arts somptuaires. Histoire du costume et de l'ameublement et des arts et industries qui s'y rattrachent...

      Hangard-Maugé, 1857-58. Quattro parti in quattro volumi di cm. 26,5. Di cui due volumi di testo di pp. (8) 344; (4) 280, entrambi preceduti da un'antiporta a colori e due volumi di tavole di pp. 16 + 322 splendide tavole, quasi tutte in cromolitografia. Sontuosa legatura coeva in pelle rossa decorata e secco e con eleganti fregi in oro. Dorso a nervi con titoli ed ornamentazioni. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una delle prime e più importanti opere di un genere che ebbe larga diffusione in Francia e Germania nella seconda metà dell'800. Senz'altro uno dei migliori esempi nell'utilizzo dell'arte cromolitografica. Per quanto concerne l'aspetto contenutistico, vi si traccia un panorama storico artistico che interessa prevalentemente il periodo medievale. Le tavole illustrano scene storiche, costumi, manufatti, gioielli, stoffe, armi ed armature ed i principali elementi che abbellivano la vita del tempo. Cfr. Colas 1910 e Lipperhide. Copia da grande collezione, impreziosita da una legatura assai decorativa.

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        Boston

      1857. Acquaforte ed acquatinta colorata a mano, 1857 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un dipinto di J. Hill. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta coeva, con ampi margini, perfetto stato di conservazione. Magnifica veduta del porto e della baia di Boston. Il punto di vista rivela un porto occupato con navi di tutte le nazioni e tipologie che solcavano le acque. In primo piano pescatori e lavoratori portuali, sullo sfondo il Bunker Hill Monument e campanili vari chiaramente visibili. Charles Mottram è stato incisore inglese ad acquatinta e maniera nera attivo nel 19° secolo, molto attivo nell'uso delle lastre acciaiate. Il suo lavoro comprende un vasto corpus di vedute e illustrazioni, molte tratte da dipinti. Dimensioni 990 x 685. "An extremely attractive panoramic view of Boston Harbor by J. Hill and Charles Mottram. The view reveals a busy harbor with ships of all nations and types plying the waters. In the foreground fisherman and dockworkers ply their trade. In the background the Bunker Hill Monument as well as various church steeples are clearly visible. Charles Mottram was an English steel plate, aquatint, and mezzotint engraver active in the 19th century. His work includes a vast corpus of views and illustrations ranging from engraved issues of famous paintings to unique city views. Mottram's work is admired application to steel plates of ""sky tints"" with the use of a ruling machine. Size 990x685." New York New York

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        Abstrakte Komposition. Oel auf Papier.

      1857 - 1857. Blattgrösse: 52x67 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert. In schmalem Glasrahmen. Mit Farbrissen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken under the Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the Years 1849-1855 [Volumes. I-III only (of 5)]

      New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1857. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Vols. I-III Only (of 5). 11 folding maps, 36 tinted litho plates, xi, 635, xi, 676, xxxvi, 578p. plus [2]p. publisher's advertisements at end of Vol. III. Green cloth. Vols. I and III have new endpapers and have been rebacked, with almost all of the original backstrips mounted. 23cm. Ex church library with oval red stamp of upstate New York church on each title-page and a few other library markings including evidence of removal of a small label toward base of backstrips, above which "Ta." has been imprinted in gilt on each backstrip. Contents have a little age-toning around edges but are otherwise quite sound and clean. An important account of African exploration and discovery. While the three volume Harper edition of 1857-1859 is often described as the first American edition, we believe that this much scarcer and far more appealing Appleton edition is the true first American edition. This Appleton edition mimics the London edition of 1857-1858 except that the title-page in these volumes lists Appleton as the publisher and New York as the place of publication. A small diamond-shaped sticker ("Bound by Westleys & Co London") preserved and mounted in a corner of the new rear endpaper suggests that these volumes were bound in England.

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        Our Oriental Kingdom or Tales about India

      Darton and company 1857 - Darton and Co., London, undated first edition, circa 1857: publisher's blue board hardcover heavily embossed with gilt to front and spine: approximately 5 x 7.5" tall: 280 gilt edged pages: 34 illustrations in black and white, with seven full page hand finished colour plates including frontispiece. Synopsis: An extensively illustrated volume detailing the history, geography, social and political structure of India during the mid-1800 period of the British Raj. Aimed at younger readers by the author, William Martin writing under the pseudonym of Peter Parley, 19 detailed chapters include descriptions of natural features, flora and fauna, the early histories of the Afghan and Mogul dynasties, the British involvement and influences, Indian resistance, the First Afghan War; and Indian social, religious and legal structures and customs. Condition: gilt decoration to cover very worn: edges slightly rubbed: some division to front endpaper hinge: occasional sporadic foxing: discolouration to small section of pages 110 /111: overall clean, acceptable and collectable. Please note: a similar volume is listed in the University of Minnesota Libraries, Ames Library of South Asia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans l'Amérique centrale, l'Ile de Cuba et le Yucatan [Two Volumes]

      Paris: Gide et J. Baudry, 1857. First edition. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, three compartments decorated in gilt, two compartments with red morocco labels titled in gilt. Very good copies with minor wear to boards, spine tips rubbed, small bookseller's label on free front endpaper, foxing, rear blanks clipped at corner; two small tears to map with old tape repairs on verso, otherwise map quite sharp.. [4], 337, [2]; [4], 323, [2] pp. Illus. with 22 engravings, 2 plates of music,and 1 large folding color map (70.5 x 31.6 cm.). "A very attractive and valuable work," (Bandelier: Notes on the Bibliography of Yucatan and Central America). Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892) was a French naturalist and expert on molluscs. In 1846 and 1847 he undertook a self financed expedition to Central America but with input from the Academie de Sciences in Paris where he published its results shortly after his return. It was only a decade later in 1857 that he could be convinced to publish a narrative that would appeal to a wider audience (it was translated in 1871 as 'Travels in Central America', absent the part on Cuba). Morelet "belongs to that group of writers whose approach to nature and its beings is still guided by a humanistically-inspired reverence for creation…." (Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography). Morelet wrote in a entertaining style filled with "anecdotes of picaresque adventures whose literary effect is heightened by the frequent inclusion of dialogues with his uneducated but witty companions- his French servant and native guides [but] his text also offers serious and extremely well-written descriptions of the natural world he encounters, which betray his scholarly expertise." Rarely at auction; only two in the last half century. Palau 181582. Sabin 50591. Bandelier: p.13.

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        L'Année scientifique et industrielle, ou exposé annuel des travaux scientifiques, des inventions et des principales applications de la science à l'industrie et aux arts, qui ont attiré l'attention publique en France et à l'étranger. Années 1856 à 1886.

      Paris: Hachette, 1857 - 1887. 33 volumes in-8; tête de série de cette publication annuelle, comprenant tous les volumes parus de la première année (1856) à la trentième année (1886), dont 2 volumes de Tables recensant les sujets jusqu'à l'année 1877. Chaque volume, d'environ 500 pages, est généralement orné d'un frontispice (embâcle de la Loire à Saumur le 10 juin 1880, expérience téléphonique de Bell en juin 1877...), et contient occasionnellement quelques illustrations (cartes dépliantes en couleurs de l'isthme de Suez et du tunnel sous la Manche). Reliure d'époque en demi-basane ou chagrin vert pour les 19 premiers volumes (reliures un peu différentes en trois séries), les 14 derniers volumes brochés (couverture défraîchie à un volume). Ensemble en bon état général. Excellente revue de l'actualité scientifique et industrielle de 1856 à 1886. On suit les travaux de percement du canal de Suez, les inondations de 1856, le projet d'un tunnel sous la Manche, les éclipses solaires, le tremblement de terre en France de 1866, les découvertes paléontologiques près d'Abbeville, les Expositions universelles, la traversée de l'Atlantique en ballon, les voyages de Burton ou de Nordenskiold, une étude sur l'abus des boissons alcooliques en Angleterre, l'invention du briquet électrique, les progrès de la médecine, de la chimie, de la physique... et mille autres sujets ! Excellentes tables par matières et par noms des principaux auteurs. La publication survécut à la mort de Figuier en 1894 (38ème année), et fut continuée par Emile Gautier jusqu'en 1913.

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        RECORDS OF THE INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTH - WEST PROVINCES OF INDIA DURING THE MUTINY OF 1857 including correspondence with the Supreme Government, Delhi, Cawnpore, and other places.

      Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1902, 1857. FIRST EDITIONS 1902, 2 volumes, complete set, large 8vo, approximately 250 x 155 mm, 9¾ x 6 inches, pages: (6), 559; vi, 398, contents: Volume I, Introduction: Family Life in Fort Agra during the Mutiny, and private correspondence; Records of Intelligence, series 1 - 8; Index; Volume II, Records of Intelligence, series 9 - 13; Appendices I - IV; Index, bound in original publisher's burgundy cloth, double blind ruled border to covers, 4 gilt rules and gilt lettering to spines. Slightest rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, pencil name on front endpapers. A very good clean tight set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

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        Archaeologia Scotica: or transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Volume 1, 1792 [to] Volume IV, 1857. [With] SMELLIE (William). Account of the institution and progress of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland. [and] Account and institution and progress of the Society. Part second.

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Society , 1792- 1857. [The transactions]; Edinurgh: Sold at the Museum of the Society., 1782, 1784. [The Account]. - 5 vols., 4to, the 'Transactions' with 69 engr. & litho. plates and plans, (some fldg., some coloured), 1 fldg. table, illus. in text, the two parts of Smellie's 'Account' at the beginning of the fifth volume with 'Vol. III - Appendix' of the 'Transactions' following the 'Account' as it contains a continuation of Smellie's account by S. Hibbert and David Laing. Bound at the end of volume 3 is 'Report relative to the state of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries, read 11th December 1826, at the first meeting of the Society in their new apartments, and directed by that meeting to be printed for distribution among the members.' pp. [7], [1] blank. The five volumes finely bound in full 19th C. tan calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments with red and black leather labels, turnovers gilt, occasional spotting of the text, some browning and offset from a few plates, A very attractive set of these transactions which cover a huge variety of subjects on Scottish history and archaeology. [Lacking volume 5 which was published in three parts between 1873 and 1890.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maryland reports, containing cases adjudged in the Court of Appeals of that state (1851-1948) (188 volumes)

      Annapolis : Robert F. Bonsall; Baltimore: M. Curlander; State of Maryland; Michie Company 1857 - A massive 188 volume set that shows the evolution of Maryland's judiciary. Contains Reports of the Maryland Appeals Court for: 1851 - 1948 (with gaps). Additional volumes, 1961, 1967, 1968. Missing volumes: 25, 32, 76, 85, 90, 91, 93, 169, 172, 175, 177, 190 This collection contains the Maryland Court of Appeals decisions during the mid-19th century to mid-20th century. Vols. 1-8 (1851-1855), and vols. 32, (1869-1870), 41 (1874), 56 (1880-1881) are the Peterson reprint, printed circa 1896. Volumes are bound in tan legal cloth with red and black spine labels. Good binding and covers. Internally, clean, unmarked pages. Some of the early volumes have restoration work where the paper has torn at the margins. Scattered State of Maryland stamps. The set appears to have been from the Court's library. An important legal reference of the supreme court of Maryland. Opinions are arranged chronologically. Each volume has a table of cases, a list of the judges of the court, an index of petitions for certiorari, a table of statutes cited, and an index digest. According to Judge Bond, the Court was reformed in the 1851 Maryland Constitution which required a written opinion to be printed. For this reason, the Reports begin in 1851. Many of the early Reports deal with slavery and "negroes". A few of the more interesting cases include: Northern Central Company vs. Mary Ann Scholl (1860), where the Court ruled that a railway company was liable for the loss of a slave owner of a slave who escaped into free soil Pennsylvania via a train ticket. Adeline Brown vs. Maryland (1865). Brown was accused of encouraging a negro apprentice to flee their servitude. Slavery was abolished in the 1864 Maryland Constitution. To sidestep this inconvenient liberation, an apprenticeship scheme was constructed by Maryland to keep black children in bondage, involuntary indenture, i.e. slavery by another name. The rationale behind this law was that blacks needed to be taught "the habits of industry" and that this was in the best interest of the child. In practice this meant that black children were forced to be servants without pay to their former masters, without the right of their parents to have a say. It gave the Court the ability to make this contractual "binding" of master to apprentice until the age of 21. The legislature, in keeping with past practices, made it illegal to encourage "apprentices" to abscond. In Coston v. Coston, 25 Md. 500 (Md. 1866), Leah Coston, a recently freed slave, attempted to gain her children, who were being held in this apprenticeship program by her former master. (Maryland's apprenticeship program was appealed to the US Supreme Court in Re Turner, where Justice Samuel P. Chase ruled decidedly against it.) [See, Zachary S. Schultz's, Coston v. Coston, 25 Md. 500 (Md. 1866): The Plight of One Family Out of Many Fighting Apprenticeship in Reconstruction Maryland.] Other landmark cases include, In re Taylor, 1877, where the court ruled African Americans didn't have the right to practice law (not changed until 1888). In re Etta H. Maddox, 1901, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Women could not practice law in Maryland. (This decision was overturned in 1902, when Maddox became the first female attorney in Maryland.) In Murray v. University of Maryland, Donald Murray, a black Marylander, successfully sued for admission to the University of Maryland School of Law based on the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Baltimore NAACP attorneys Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall (the future Supreme Court Justice) argued for Murray. In Weyler v. Gibson, 110 Md. 636 (1909), the Court ruled in favor of the state taking private property for the expansion of the Maryland State Penitentiary. The case featured the right of the state to use eminent domain and condemnation against a private property owner. In totality, the Reports of the Maryland Court of Appeals show the gradual and hard-fought advancement of the rights of all [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four views of the mosques and other objects of interest occupying the site of the temple at Jerusalem. London, Day & Son, 1857.

      1857. Folio. 4 tinted lithographs drawn and lithographed from photographs taken by A. A. Isaacs. Original printed wrappers. First edition. A very scarce depiction of the great mosques of Jerusalem. The views are: "General View of the Great Mosque of the Sakara", "The Mosque of the Sakara and Judgement-Seat of David", "Facade of the Mosque El Aksa", and "The Marble Pulpit and Colonnades". The wrapper states that these are the first published views of the Mosques. - Lithographs lightly foxed, spine repaired. Short (1 cm) marginal split to blank margin of 1 plate repaired, an excellent copy. Not in Abbey or Tobler.

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        Signed Album Lichfield Photographs

      This is a unique and fascinating Victorian Album of Photographs of Theological Students from Lichfield Theological College the college was founded in 1857 to train Anglican clergy to serve in the Church of England. this album contains photographs of the Theological students who were ordained from 1857 to 1877 in the first twenty years of the life of the college the college was located on the south side of Cathedral Close in Lichfield on Shrewsbury Road, and was eventually closed in 1970 the large leather bound album with brass closure clasp measures 12.5 inches by 10 inches approx., with the embossed arms of the college in gilt to both boards, page edges gilded all-round, internally the album contains One Hundred and Forty Four Cabinet Photographs, the majority of which are identified with name labels, and a good many of those are named with actual autographs of the individual Ministers. There is a note fixed into the front endpaper of the album by its then owner, a F. A. Coley dated 1965-66. Possibly he may have been a staff member of the college or student in the final few years before the college closed in 1970 on the label he has written that the album was mentioned in accounts of the history of Lichfield Theological College, that account mentions that the albums leather binding was then covered in a black canvas material at that time there is very obvious signs of the removal of this black canvas to the endpapers, as the endpapers have some noticeable surface damage, with signs also to the leather at the spine ends, it is also obvious that a few of the photographs have been removed or have got lost over the years with a few noticeable gaps, however it still remains a fascinating primary source document of many of the students who passed through the college in the first twenty years of its existence, along with many autographs of those ministers, one photograph has been defaced with the head scratched out apart from the obvious signs of the removal of the black canvas from the leather binding, and the noted loss of some of the photographs, the album is in good general condition AN IMPORTANT AND INVALUABLE RECORD OF MANY OF THE STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED LICHFIELD THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE IN ITS FIRST TWENTY YEARS AND WERE ORDAINED THERE

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        Edifices de Rome Moderne, 4 vols.; Ou Recueil des Palais, Maisons, Eglises, Couvents, et autres Monuments Publics et Particuliers les plus Remarquables de la Ville de Rome, dessines, mesures et publies

      Paris: Bance, Editeur, 1857. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Four volumes published in 1857, 1860, 1860, and 1868. Three Folio voumes and one Quarto volume, all vols. bound in library buckram, heavily illustrated, 770 pp. + many plates, clean unmarked text, Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (stamps, pocket, etc.), soiling to some of the pages, creasing and wear to the edges of some of the pages, wear to the covers of the books. No stamps on the plates themselves. Text in French. These volumes are large and heavy and will most likely require an additional shipping charge.

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        Selection from the Records of the Bombay Government. Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones, I.N. Bombay, for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857.

      1857. Large 8vo. xxii, (2), 500, (folding leaf of appendix) pp. With 27 (of 32) plates, mostly folded and coloured. Modern half calf with marbled paper boards. Red morocco label to gilted spine. First edition, very rare. The volume includes seven important historical, archaeological and geographical essays covering Baghdad, the Nahrwan canal and large parts of Kurdistan, the topography of Nineveh and the old course of the River Tigris. Also included are some 30 maps and plates, many in colour, most notably the ground-plan of Baghdad. Felix Jones first saw service on the Palinurus, surveying the northern part of the Red Sea, whilst a later commission found him engaged on the Arabian survey under Haines. In 1839 he surveyed the harbour of Graine of Kuwait and this led to an almost continuous period of service in Mesopotamia and the Gulf, ending in 1862 as Political Agent in the Persian Gulf, in which capacity he planned the British invasion of Persia. - Lacks the large maps of the Katul es Kesrawi and River Tigris. Labels to spine chipped, spine faded, occasional blue pencil markings between pages 259 & 288, and between pages 364 & 368. Generally text and plates very clean and fresh, map at page 136 torn at fold with no loss. - No pocket is present in the rebinding nor are the 3 maps which the pocket should contain. Paper slightly browned, otherwise in good condition.

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        Zur Erinnerung an die Eröffnung der Staats-Eisenbahn von Laibach bis Triest unter der Allerhöchsten Auspicien Seiner k. k. apost. Majestät der Kaiser Franz Josef I. am 27. Juli 1857.

      S.l.n.m.e.,1857. 355 X 550 mm. en feuilles. sous portefeuille relié toile rouge avec titre et encadrement dorés et attaches. 1 p. de titre, 10 pp. de texte suivies de 14 planches lithographiées en couleurs d'après Jan Novopacky, Gottf. Seelos et J. Varoni et de 2 plans dépliants. Bel exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs et mouillures dans les marges des planches (la planche 1 n'est pas épargnée par une rousseur), portefeuille défraîchi.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      London: No Publisher, 1857. One and a half page A.L.S. by Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). First page lightly browned, with small smudge to writing (not affecting sense), blank with small pin holes to head, probably attaching the form mentioned in the letter (the form is not present). Written on J. Whatman watermarked paper dated 1856, and with the stamped receipt of the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea to head of first page. The letter, dated May 1857, and sent from her address where she was still living in the 1861 Census, 30 Old Burlington Street states, "My Dear Sir, I enclose you the Form of Petition filled up by Cook and signed by the C.O. of the Grenadiers, and the Certificate of Marriage and Birth for the boy Cook. I have just seen the boy who is in a very unfortunate position. I should be very much obliged, therefore, if you could tell me the period when the boy will be likely to be admitted, if admitted, into your Asylum. With many thanks for the kind interest you have taken in the matter. Believe me very faithfully yours, F. Nightingale". The Royal Military Asylum was founded by Frederick, Duke of York, (he of ten thousand men, who marched them up a hill and marched them down again!), in 1801 as a home / school for the children of fallen rank and file soldiers, and "from its inception, the Asylum provided the country with the first large scale system of education of working class children" (Gilbert, 'Duke of York's Royal Military School'). It seems this letter pleading Cook juniors case was successful, as the admission ledgers of the RMA record that William Cook, aged 8, son of a Grenadier Guard, was admitted on the 15th of June, 1858 and discharged on September 15th 1863. Signed by Author. First Edition. Unbound. Good. 12mo. Letter.

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        The Monthly Law Reporter. Vol. XX. New Series. Vol. X.

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company. May, 1857 - April, 1858. First. Tall octavo. 720pp. Copntemporary legal calf with morocco spine labels gilt. .Contemporary handwritten bookplate, faint stain on p. 105-106, spine slightly toned, else a nice, near fine copy. The entire June, 1857 issue (p. [61]-120) save for the final leaf, is the first printing of this important and detailed analysis of the opinions and a rigorous and severe critique of Justice Roger B. Taney and the Dred Scott Decision. In 1865, President Lincoln appointed John Lowell as United States district judge for Massachusetts. .

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        Odes Funambulesques

      Alençon, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857 18 x 12 cm, demi maroquin vert émeraude à coins, dos à cinq nerfs et cinq fleurons, date en pied, tête dorée, couv. et dos cons., (Laurenchet), xx pp., 243 pp. Edition originale. Impression en deux couleurs, rouge et noir, frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Bracquemond (dans le 5e état, comme toujours), complet de la page dépliante de musique, "La chanson de Catinette" a été remplacée en p. 41 par "Méditation poétique et littéraire" comme le plus souvent, couv. ill. deux couleurs conservée. Bel exemplaire. Clouzot, 33. Carteret I, 94. Oberlé, Poulet-Malassis, 156. Publié la même année que "Les Fleurs du Mal", "ce chef-d'oeuvre typographique de l'éditeur-imprimeur Auguste Poulet-Malassis est rare et recherché." (Clouzot). "Le meilleur et le plus recherché des recueils de Banville." (Clouzot). Clouzot, 33. Carteret I, 94. Oberlé, Poulet-Malassis, 156.

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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 Murray 1857 - First edition. 8vo., Inscribed presentation copy. ix, 687pp., 25 plates (comprising one engraved, 3 lithographed by Day and Son after T. Picken, and 21 wood-engraved), illustrations in the text, contemporary half calf over green cloth by Lewis, rebacked and re-cornered by Aquarius, modern leather edged slipcase, a fine example. Presentation copy, inscribed "To Dr James Risdon Bennett with the kindest salutations of his affectionate friend David Livingstone 26 Octr 1857 London". Inscribed presentation copies are scarce. "Perhaps the most famous of all African exploration books, this recounts Dr. Livingstone's travels through South Africa, with the discovery of Lake Ngami, while accompanied by his wife and William Cotton Oswell. Oswell and the author continued their journey, discovering the Zambesi River, and, eventually, the Victoria Falls." - Czech. James Risdon Bennett (1809-1891), taught Livingstone medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and became President of the Royal College of Physicians of England in 1876. This is a very early presentation copy, before the publication date of 10 November 1857. Clendennen (David Livingstone, a catalogue of documents) records no earlier presentation inscription, but notes a number of others on the same day, 26th October, including one to Sir Richard Owen. The following day the directors of the London Missionary Society learnt that Livingstone had left the Society. In the period between 1849 and 1856, his explorations took him to Lake Ngami across the Kalahari Desert, to the Zambezi River, and from there west to the Atlantic Ocean at Loanda (today's Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola). He turned down a chance to return to England, but entrusted his reports, maps, and letters for transport. The ship went down with all hands except one, and all of Livingstone's papers were lost, forcing him to re-create everything. He followed his track back to Linyanti (in Botswana) and then decided to assess the possibilities of the Zambezi as a highway into the heart of Africa by following it to the Indian Ocean. He reached Victoria Falls in 1855, confirming what he had heard from natives for many years. "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight," he wrote. It was the only site in Africa that he named with English words. Livingstone reached Quilimane on the coast of Mozambique on 20 May 1856, but he got there by cutting across a loop of the Zambezi to Tete, inadvertently missing the Kebrabasa Rapids, a drop of about six hundred feet. Hence, he was unaware that the river was not navigable when he arrived in London at the end of the year to promote its potential to the British government. In the meantime, the LMS had informed him that his expeditions were not the kind of gospel work it expected of him, and he resigned the next year. In England, he was feted as a national hero. The present book, written in six months, became an immediate best-seller, with seven editions published in rapid succession." (Delaney). Czech p97; Mendelssohn I, 908-910; PMM 341. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Album chinois. N. p. o. d. (but before 1857).

      1857. 4to. Lithographic title page, 41 albumen prints with captions pasted below the images. Contemporary black buckram with gilt cover title and blindstamped borders. All edges gilt. The first book illustrated with photographs to depict Chinese subjects. An important document for the re-emergence of the Jesuit missions in China in 19th century. The album is composed of 41 albumen prints, 17 of which reproduce original photographic portraits taken by the missionaries: eight portraits of Jesuits and eight portraits of striking Chinese types (the others being reproductions of engravings or paintings illustrating the Chinese history). Only two copies are referenced by World Cat (BnF and Getty). The BnF dates their copy "between 1850 and 1870", but another copy is known to have been in the library of a collector who died in 1857. One of the portraits in the set, that of Father Borgniet, who was bishop of Shanghai between 1856 and 1862 and who appears here as bishop, permits us to date this publication even more precisely between 1856 and 1857. - Occasional insignificant foxing to backing paper, but very well preserved altogether. Not in Parr/Badger, The Photobook I.

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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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        Le protecteur, le législateur et l'ami des animaux journal mensuel deuxième année complète 1857

      Paris, Librairie Scientifique 1857 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin bleu, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, plats conservés, 431 pages. Exemplaire non rogné de cette rarissime revue dans un état parfait. Alexis Godin, avocat à la cour impériale est l'inventeur de la notion de protection animale en France. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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