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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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        Autograph letter signed. Edinburgh, 13. X. [1857].

      1857. 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. envelope. To his solicitor, John Sudlow, at Manchester, on his worries about his youngest daughter Florence (1827-1904), who is married to a British officer serving in India, and who is in great danger through the Indian uprising: "Pardon my abruptness, and pardon also my egotism - which in this case is inevitable. Here is my case, and the one insurmountable excuse for my delay in writing. Two years ago my second daughter married Lt. Col. Baird Smith - favorably known as an Artillery officer, and by his plans of Irrigation for Scinde, Lahore, &c. The station, at which he resided, was a small and obscure one, viz. Rourkee [...] However the Sappers and miners, all natives, that happened to be quartered at Rourkee, were among the earliest Mutineers [...]". Next up the exact description of an "alarming incident" that was completed by his son-in-law, who had captured the insurgents, and was transferred to Delhi afterwards: "There at once my poor Florence was stripped of her special protector; and already in the earliest stage of the tumult she had given birth to a daughter; so that secret escape, in the event of necessity arising, would become 10 times less feasible. After this my anxiety became insupportable [...] This day's second telegraphic report leaves me no other fear than that the Scoundrels will never stand to face us, or give us an opportunity of that vengeance which every just man desires [...]". - Richard Baird Smith died in 1861 of an injury; Florence and her two young daughters returned to England.

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        A Narrative of the Mission sent by the Governor-General of India to the Court of Ava in 1855, with notices of the country, government, and people.

      8vo, pp.vii, [I], 391, [1], 20 tinted or coloured lithographic plates, 6 plain lithographic plates, 3 coloured maps, folding map to rear, 47 textual figures, marbled edges, rebound retaining original calf spine decorated gilt in compartments, wine label, orange cloth.The Preface is dated Fortress of Alahabad, October 3, 1857, as usual, and the final page has the imprint London:- Printed by George Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Square but the title-page implies that Smith Elder must have sent the sheets of the London edition to Calcutta after arriving at some arrangement with Thacker, Spink, & Co.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. B[erlin], "Montag" (24. VII. 1857).

      1857. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an den Kartographen Henry Lange (1821-93): "Ich habe heute erst, mit dem König auf der Eisenbahn von Potsdam kommend, die Möglichkeit gefunden, Hrn. G[eheimen] C[abinets] R[ath] Illaire zu sprechen. Er hat Ihre schöne Karte empfangen und hat meinen Antrag zum R[oten] Adler Orden 4ter Cl[asse] (für Sie) [...] vorgetragen. Der König hat aber vor dem Unterzeichnen es noch für schicklich gehalten, da Sie, theuerster Hr. L., jetzt zum Handelsminist[erium] gehören, den Min[ister] von der Heidt zu befragen. Sie sehen, daß nichts versäumt worden ist. Ich werde aber aus Vorsicht noch heute am Tage Sie schriftlich den Minister empfehlen [...]. Ich hoffe noch immer, daß meine Wünsche werden erfüllt werden, wenn auch der Weg nicht abzukürzen ist, als Geschäftsgang. Ich habe von meiner Seite nichts versäumt [...]". - Am Kopf Empfangsvermerk vom 24. Juli 1857. Am Gegenblatt etwas spätere, nicht durchwegs zuverlässige Transkription in Bleistift.

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        Cahier d'écriture. Auch (Midi-Pyrénées), 1857.

      1857. Folio (433 x 280 mm). 17 ff. Coloured ink on coloured paper. Contemp. half cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Highly original and exceptionally colourful manuscript in elegant calligraphy, written in inks of various colours (mainly white, blue, red, and green) on glossy and silk paper in alternating colours. The writing is surrounded by elaborate calligrams showing birds and penwork. The text itself consists mainly of descriptions of various kinds of birds (such as the magpie, quail, pheasant, peacock, jay, and swallow), but also includes bits on bears and hedgehogs; another page offers two capital blackletter alphabets instead. The calligrapher has succeeded in marrying content, script, and image, achieving a unique and impressive synthesis, undoubtedly penned with a feather quill. - Binding insignificantly rubbed; extremeties bumped. The delicate pages show occasional slight signs of wrinkled; the silk papers are browned. Several pages show ink bleeding or offsetting on the reverse.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Jos. v. Eichendorff"). Neisse, 15. VI. 1857.

      1857. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Fünf Monate vor seinem Tod und aufgrund einer Veruntreuung seines Sedlnitzer Verwalters in materiellen Schwierigkeiten, schreibt Eichendorff an den Leipziger Verlag Voigt und Günther, Inhaber der Rechte seines "Taugenichts", hinsichtlich der laufenden Verlagsklage gegen Otto Wigand, der seinen Raubdruck von 1837 soeben ungeniert wieder aufgelegt hatte: "Hochverehrte Herren! Vor allem anderen muß ich um gütige Entschuldigung bitten, daß ich aus Versehen das mir mitgetheilte u. hier wieder zurückfolgende Schreiben des Herrn Adv. Roux für eine Abschrift gehalten u. meinen Irrthum leider erst bemerkt habe, als ich bereits meine Bemerkungen in margine notirt hatte. Hoffentlich wird dieses Versehen sich eventl. durch eine etwaige nochmalige Reinschrift wieder gutmachen lassen. - Ew. Hochwohlgeboren Meinung, daß diese literarische Freibeuterei wegen der bedrohlichen Folgen für die Zukunft sehr ernst zu nehmen sei, theile ich vollkommen. Ich habe daher in der Anlage Alles, was ich zu einem erwünschten Erfolge meinerseits beizutragen wußte, zusammengefaßt, u. bedaure nur, daß ich in der Sache nicht mehr zu thun u. zu bekunden vermag. Diese Angelegenheit zeigt allerdings wieder recht schlagend, wie unzureichend unser bisheriger Contract ist. Mit Vergnügen sehe ich daher der näheren Feststellung desselben, sowie der neuen Auflage meiner Werke entgegen [...]". - Faltspuren.

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        Little Dorrit.

      Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. Cm. 21, pp. xiv, 625 (1). Con antiporta e primo frontespizio illustrati e 38 tavole fuori testo con incisioni di H.K. Browne. Solida ed elegante legatura novecentesca in piena pelle verde, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolori. Piatti inquadrato da doppio filetto e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Entro custodia in cartonato rigido. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, con carte particolarmente pulite. Si tratterebbe della prima edizione e prima tiratura che si distingue per alcuni refusi tipografici segnalati da Smith, tra cui B2 in luogo di BB2 a p. 371; Rigaud" in luogo di "Blandois" alle pagine 469, 470, 472 e 473.

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        IRSEE/bei Kaufbeuren. 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.

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        Sammlung von 14 eigenh. Wochentagskalenderbögen. O. O., 1857-1873.

      1857. 14 Bll. Verschiedene Formate: 188:108 bis 220:194 bzw. 257:157 mm. Kalendertabellen für die Jahre 1857 und 1858 (recto/verso), 1859-1861, 1862 zweifach, 1864, 1865, 1867-1869, 1870 zweifach sowie 1873. Die Blätter fassen für jeden Monat (Spalten) die Daten unter Wochentage (Zeilen) tabellarisch zusammen, vielfach mit bislang unaufgelösten Farbcodierungen in Buntstift. Unterhalb für jeden Monat Feiertage, Namenstage sowie andere denkwürdige Ereignisse (11. September 1859: "Berl. Bibl. geöffnet", 24. September 1862: "Germanisten", 14. Juni 1873: "50j. Ehrendoctorjubil.") notiert. - Teils mit kl. Randeinrissen, im Ganzen aber wohlerhalten.

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        The Persian Gulf. Persia with the Adjacent Countries of Russia, India & Turkey. London, James Wyld, [1857].

      1857. 495 x 715 mm. Lithographed map with original hand-coloured outlines. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen; marbled paper to the folded end sections. In original cloth slipcase with publisher's label to upper board, handwritten title. Title label to spine. Highly detailed folding map of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent regions from Turkey and the Caucasus down to Aden, to Persia and Central Asia through to north-western India. Two inset maps of the town and bay of Bushire (Bushehr) and the adjacent islands of Karrack and Corgo (now Khark and Kharko). The present-day Emirates are marked "Aymaun", "Sharja", "Debai", "Abothubbee", "Khorefacawn" and "Fidgeerah", with present-day Ras al-Khaimah labelled "Shaum". - A finely preserved example of this map, offering an impressive degree of detail and showing numerous settlements not found in contemporary rival publications. Scarce, the only other copy traced in the British Library. Not in: Sultan bin M. Al-Qasimi, The Gulf in Historic Maps (1st or 2nd ed.).

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        Archivo Portuguez-Oriental. Nova-Goa (Panaji), na Imprensa Nacional, 1857-1867.

      1857. 8vo. 6 parts in 10 vols. (including supplements). Modern half calf with faux marbled covers, double giltstamped red spine labels and gilt armorial spines auf 4 raised bands. Important collection of early historical sources from the Archives of the Portuguese Government of India in Goa, edited at the behest of the Conselho ultramarina of Portugal. Portuguese expansion into the Indian Ocean had begun in the early 16th century following Vasco da Gama's explorations and led to numerous armed conflicts with the Ottoman Empire along the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Here, the Portuguese asserted their suzerainity for more than two centuries: in 1750, Nasir bin Murshid al-Yaribi, Imam of Oman, ousted the Portuguese from Muscat, which Afonso de Albuquerque had conquered in 1507. Until the 18th century, the Portuguese governor in Goa had authority over all Portuguese possessions in the Indian Ocean, from southern Africa to southeast Asia. In 1844 the Portuguese Government of India stopped administering the territory of Macau, Solor and Timor, but only in 1975 did Portugal recognize Indian control over what was formerly Portuguese India. - Joaquim da Cunha Rivara (1809-79), of Arrayolos, came to Goa in 1855 as Secretary General of Portuguese India. "Cunha Rivara lived in Goa twenty-two years, and studied not only the Archives in his charge, but also those of the 'Relacâo' of the old Senate of Goa, of the Revenue Department and others. In 1857, he began the publication [...] of the documents he found, printing them [...] under the title of 'Archivo Portuguez Oriental'. Up till 1877 he succeeded in publishing six small collections and supplements, forming in all ten volumes in octavo containing royal letters to the City of Goa, to the Viceroys and Governors, and many other documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century" (Pope, India in Portuguese Literature [1937], p. 205). - Some browning as usual; some slight worming and repairs, but altogether a fine, complete example of the original set, appealingly bound. OCLC 34992641.

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        Customs and Habits of the Turks. Embellished with Over Forty Elegant Wood Engravings

      Boston: Higgins, Bradley and Dayton. Very Good; 5 x 7 Hardback in Very Good condition. Original embossed and . gilded boards. Minor wear to edges and corners. Minor spots to covers.. 1857. Hardcover. A practical travel narrative of the author's impressions of Turkey, especially Istanbul, geared toward other Western travelers. With an appendix on travel advice including prices of transport, meals, and lodgings as well as the author's packing list and itemized budget, quarantine information and other information the mid-19th century traveler would need to know for their journey over land or sea to Constantinople and its environs. ; viii+192 pp. .

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        Les Voleurs d'Or.

      - Paris, Levy 1857. Octavo contemporary cloth backed mottled boards. Expected browning and spotting, a pretty good copy. First edition, and rare, of this pioneer thriller of the Australian gold fields by the former prostitute, dancer and toast of Paris, now wife of the French Consul in Melbourne. Like who knows how many women writers of the 19th century, Celeste took to novels and plays, starting with this, to climb out of a poverty pit dug by a malevolent or feckless husband. In her case, her blacksheep noble husband - the comte de Chabrillan - was feckless, even careless enough to die in Melbourne in 1858.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi"). Busseto, 28. VIII. 1857.

      1857. Large 8vo. 1½ pp. To Conte Baldini, expressing his gratitude for what Baldini did to make his stay at Rimini agreeable: "[...] Io ho sempre nuovi obblighi verso di lei, e verso i Riminesi. Essi hanno usata tanta cordialità e gentilezza durante il mio soggiorno in Rimini, e mi prodigarono tante onorevoli dimostrazioni per quel poco che io seppi fare, che io ne sarò sempre riconoscente [...]". - Rather spotty, and some tears to folds; tape remnants.

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        The virginians: the tale of the last century

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857-1859 In 24 parts, each part, with the Virginians advertiser, price 1s. With two engraved titles and 46 engraved plates. Plates at beginning of each number except no. 20, in which a note explains that they will appear in no. 21. Parts 1 and 2 dated November, December, 1857; parts 3 to 14 dated January-December, 1858; 15 to 24 January-October, 1859. Original publisher's yellow pictorial wraps, housed in recent custom slipcase. Without upper wrap to parts 1 and 12, slight rubbing and marking to all parts, occasional chipping and some loss to spines and edges, very occasional dust-soiling, plates foxed with browning to edges, short marginal tear to C5 of part 1, part 11 without ads., text block detached from wraps, tear to running-title of p.351-352 and lower wrap. Included is a duplicate of part 11 with the ads. but without wraps, part 15 without ads. with remnants remaining, part 21 without ads. The Virginians was first published in book form in two volumes, dated 1858 and 1859 respectively by Bradbury and Evans in two volumes, and almost simultaneously by the Leipzig firm of Bernhard Tauchnitz in four. . First edition. 8vo.

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        Œuvres complètes par ordre de production. Traduction de Goupy

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot, 1857. XVIII-341 pages, 3 photographies tirées sur papier salé 3 clichés tirées sur papier salé contrecollés et sous serpents toile chagrinée de l'éditeur 1857, 1857, in-12, XVIII-341 pages, 3 photographies tirées sur papier salé 3 clichés tirées sur papier salé contrecollés et sous serpents, toile chagrinée de l'éditeur, L'une des toutes premières oeuvres littéraires illustrées par la photographie. Ce petit livre peu courant est, par surcroît, l'un des rares ouvrages non dédiés à la documentation qui utilisent, avant l'introduction du procédé de photogravure, la photographie comme moyen d'illustration. Cette dernière consiste en clichés de statues : le buste d'Horace en frontispice [4,5 x 6,5 cm], un putto tenant une grappe de raisin et un amour avec son arc [2 x 5,6 cm]. Ils sont tirés sur papier salé : le procédé, très à la mode en France des années 1840 à 1860, apporte à l'image un aspect mat et doux, ainsi que des tonalités naturellement chaudes. Coiffes un peu usées. Néanmoins, bon exemplaire dans sa reliure d'origine

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        Manuel Entomologique. GENERA des COLEOPTERES d'EUROPE comprenant leur classification en familles naturelles, la description de tous les genres, des tableaux dichotomiques destinés à faciliter l'étude, le catalogue de toutes les espèces, de nombreux dessin

      A. Deyrolle, Naturaliste Paris 1857 - 1868 8 tomes reliés en 6 volumes grand in-8 ( 270 X 175 mm ), 4 volumes de texte de CCLXXVI-140 285 463 et 295 pages + 284 pages de catalogue - 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes d'atlas de 15-43 67 100 et 78 planches, demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs richement ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, triple filet doré sur les plats et les coins, tranches décorées en couleurs à "la queue de paon" ( Reliures de l'époque ). Edition originale et premier tirage des 303 planches dont 292 en couleurs de Jules MIGNEAUX et Théophile DEYROLLE. Ces splendides planches sont certainement parmi les plus belles que l'on puisse trouver sur les coléoptères, les coloris ont été disposés à la main avec une rare délicatesse par Madame MIGNEAUX. Très bel exemplaire finement relié, bien complet de l'important catalogue de 284 pages qui manque souvent. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. v. Humboldt"). Berlin, 7. IV. 1857.

      1857. 4to. 1 p. To the Austrian vice admiral Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, captain of the frigate "Novara": a letter of farewell but a few weeks before the ship's departure for the Austrian Navy's first circumnavigation of the globe, praising the daring enterprise and offering his calculations, which he hopes will assist the explorers. The "Novara" sailed from Trieste on April 30th and would not return until three months after Humboldt's death. In full: "Ew. Hochwohlg. wollen, als Befehlshaber Sr. Maj. Fregatte Novara, die zu einem grossen, edelen, das deutsche Vaterland und die Wissenschaft ehrenden Unternehmen durch kaiserliche Huld bestimmt ist, den Ausdruck meiner Verehrung nachsichtsvoll empfangen, in dem ich von der Zeit naher Abfahrt in halber Genesung bedrengt es wage Ihnen einige physikalische und geognostische Erinnerungen ganz gehorsamst vorzulegen, von denen Einiges vielleicht den ausgezeichneten Gelehrten die die Expedition zu begleiten das Glück haben, von Nutzen sein kann. Ich würde dies Wenige nicht angeboten haben wenn eine so gnädige und liebenswürdige Aufforderung Sr. kaiserl. Hoheit des Herrn Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian mich nicht dazu bestimt hätten. Was ich nautisches über Richtung und Temperatur der Meeresströmungen, über die magnetischen Curven eingeflochten habe, muss ich besonders Ihrer Nachsicht empfehlen. Wenn man erinnert, scheint man belehren zu wollen, und von dieser Anmaßung bin ich weit entfernt. Da kein Entwurf, keine Abschrift meiner wenigstens fleißigen mit Zahlen überladenen Arbeit existirt, so wäre es vielleicht vorsichtig, sie von Jemand, der der behandelten Gegenstände kundig ist, abschreiben zu lassen. Meine gelehrten und mir lieben Freunde Dr. Ferdinand Hochstätter, Dr. Karl Scherzer und Dr. Robert Lallemant, der mich bei seiner letzten Durchreise durch Berlin, um mir sein wichtiges Werk über das Gelbe Fieber in der Tropenzone zu geben, verfehlt hat, wage ich dringend Ihrem besonderen Schutze und Wohlwollen zu empfehlen. Mit der innigsten Verehrung und den heißesten Wünschen für den Erfolg eines so schön vorbereiteten Unternehmens / Ew. Hochwohlgeb. / gehorsamster / A. v. Humboldt". - Slight edge defects. Published in: Scherzer/Wüllerstorf, Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, vol. 1, appendix I (facsimile and transcription).

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        Autograph manuscript. No place, 10. VIII. 1857.

      1857. 4to. 1½ pp. on 3 ff. Notes on silkworm disease. Pasteur compiled the present notes in the Swiss Alps in 1857 with the help of observations made by a silkworm breeder. They contain comparative information on the disease afflicting silkworms and diseases of vineyards and mulberry trees: "Note sur les éducations de vers à soie destinée à la confection de la graine, faite en 1857 dans la Suisse, les montagnes des Basses-Alpes et d'autres localités où l'épidémie n'a pas paru ; par M. Guérin [illegible]. [...]". Undoubtedly, Pasteur relied on these notes and other accounts when he travelled to the south of France in 1865 to investigate the diseases among silkworms wreaking havoc in the French silk industry, as he had no prior knowledge of the silkworm disease he was comissioned to investigate. Within three years he succeeded in isolating the bacilli of two distinct diseases and in finding a procedure to prevent contagion as well as in detecting diseased stock. - Slight marginal soiling, otherwise in mint condition.

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        Le Nouveau Testament de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Revu sur le texte grec par David Martin. Avec des parallèles.

      Bruxelles, au dépôt de la Société Biblique britannique et étrangère, M DCCC LVII. (1857). 1857 1 vol. in-16° (147 x 95 mm.) de : [2] ff. (Titre, « Noms de tous les livres du Nouveau Testament »), 606 pp., [1] p. (Imprimatur). Plein maroquin rouge dépoque, dos à cinq nerfs, titré en lettres dorées, plats ornés dun double filet dencadrement estampé à froid, roulette dorée sur les coupes, frise intérieure dorée, tranches rouges ornées détoiles dorées, fermoirs et renforts des coins en argent (Gruel, signature en lettres dorées en queue). Ouvrage religieux à la reliure signée par le célèbre Léon Gruel (1840-1923), qui fut lun des rares relieurs à signer son travail pour ce type douvrage. Auteur d'un « Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliures » (1887 et 1905), il est de la troisième génération de cette famille de relieurs. En 1811, Isidore Desforges fonde latelier qui sera repris à sa mort par Paul Gruel, son gendre, graveur de formation. A la mort de Paul Gruel en 1846, sa veuve lui succède brillamment, participant aux expositions, notamment celle de 1849 où elle remporte une médaille de bronze. En 1850, elle se remarie avec le lithographe Jean Engelmann, et latelier devient Gruel-Engelmann. A la mort de ce dernier, elle forme avec ses trois fils (Léon, né en 1840 de son premier mariage et à qui lon doit les deux présents ouvrages, Edmond et Robert, nés de son second mariage) lun des ateliers de reliure les plus importants de la capitale. Léon en devient lunique propriétaire en 1891, et son fils, Paul Gruel, qui reprend latelier à la mort de son père en 1901, en fait la première maison de reliure de Paris. Paul Gruel est également réputé pour sa collection de livres anciens, quil lègue au Musée Carnavalet. Le présent ouvrage, édition belge de 1857 du Nouveau Testament, publié sur un papier bible très fin, présente une très jolie reliure en maroquin rouge, ornée de fermoirs en argent raffinés en forme de croix. Les tranches rouges sont piquées d'étoiles dorées. Très séduisant ouvrage. 1 vol. 16mo. Contemporary full red morocco with metallic clasps, red edges with golden stars (signed Gruel). Belgian edition of the New Testament, beautifully bound by Gruel. Léon Gruel (1840-1923) one of the scarce binders who signed his works for these religious books. He is the author of a famous "Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliure". Very attractive book.

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        Sur le climat de la Belgique. Première partie: Rayonnement solaire et températures de l'air et du sol. 1845. - Deuxième partie: Direction, intensité, durée et caractères distinctifs des vents. 1848 - Trosième partie: De l'électricité de l'air. 1849. - Quatrième partie: Pressions et ondes atmosphériques. 1851. - Cinquième partie: Des pluies, des grels et des neiges. 1852. - Sixième partie: De l'hygrométrie. 1854. - Septième partie: De l'état du ciel en général. 1857. - Tableaux généraux no. 1-15 sur 115 pages.

      Bruxelles, M. Hayez, Imprimeur de l'Académie Royale, 1845-1857. - 7 " Parties" and "Tableaux" bound in 2 thick volumes, preceded by "Phénomènes périodiques des plantes" (: Chapitre IV de 'Sur le climat de la Belgique' (les Chapitres I-III ont paru dans Annales de l'Observatoire). Large 4to (31x25 cm). Contemporary halfcloth, with gilt titles on spines, covers with marbled paper (sl. rubbings to the borders). 1re partie: (iv),208 pp. and 4 lithographed plates (1 folding). - 2e partie: (iv), 76 pp. - (iv)pp. incl. general title "Tome Premier". - 3e partie: (iv),78 pp. including tables. - 4e partie: (iv),106 pp. incl. tables , with 8 folding maps on 6 leaves and 2 plates (1 folding). - 5e partie: (iv),156 pp. incl. tables. - 6e partie: (iv,110 pp. incl. tables. - (vi) pp., incl. general title "Tome second". - 7e partie: 56 pp. - Tableaux généraux no. 1-15 sur 115 pp., p.116-120: "Table des Matières". - The preceding part: "Phénomènes ., Chapitre IV: (iv),188 pp. with 1 folding map and 1 folding plate Good set, the numbers 1 and 2 on spines are in a reverse order; 2 very small tears in 2 textleaves repaired. With autograph dedication by the author in each volume. 4000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        List of the Names, with the Nativities, Ages, Time of Emigration, Residences, Occupations and Post Offices, of the Senators and Representatives of the Seventh Legislature of Texas?1857??58.

      N. P.: N. P.. Very Good. [1857]. Hardcover. 29 7/8? x 11 ¾?. Broadside. Very good: creased at three old folds; toned with a few closed tears and tiny areas of loss (neither affecting text). 15? x 3? vertical strip of offsetting starting at top middle margin. The Seventh Texas legislature met from November 2, 1857 to February 16, 1858. Hardin Richard Runnels, the only man ever to defeat Sam Houston in a political contest, was governor. As Governor, Runnels tried to get the legislature to officially support reestablishment of the African slave trade. He also had the legislature?s support in commissioning John ?Rip? Ford as senior captain of the Texas Rangers in the state?s attempt to secure and protect the frontier. This large broadside, nearly 3 feet in height, lists each elected official?s occupation, the state from which he emigrated, and the year he settled Texas. A rare and special piece of Texana: OCLC reveals no holdings, though a google search shows a holding at the Briscoe Center in the University of Texas System; 88 of the 124 legislators listed merit at least one paragraph in the Handbook of Texas online. Winkler, Checklist of Texas Imprints 1846-1860 927 (not seen). .

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        Sectional map of the Territory of Kansas compiled from the field notes in the Surveyor General's Office

      John Halsall, St. Louis 1857 - Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, upper cover titled in gilt, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Minor wear to spine of covers, map in excellent condition. Rare pocket map of Kansas Territory issued during the Bleeding Kansas conflict. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the region's settlers would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro-slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka and Lawrence (both identified on this map), with the border ruffians establishing their capital at Lecompton (prominently displayed on this map and labelled in all capital letters). This map depicts the eastern half of the territory, extending as far west as the Principal Meridian. Thirty-seven counties are named, along with numerous locations of Indian lands and reservations. Numerous towns and forts are shown, along with the principal roads and waterways. "Large detailed map showing the Indian Lands and Reservations, the Forts, Towns, Rivers; with accurate sections as surveyed to that date" (Eberstadt). This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Halsall's map, published in St. Louis, is considerably more rare than its Free Soil counterpart, issued by Whitman and Searl and printed in Boston. This is Heaston's third issue of the map, with the Kansas Indian Reservation identified, and the counties of Washington, Clay, Dickinson and Pottawatomie added. Eberstadt 113:273; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 346; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 9. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Denkwürdigkeiten des Marschalls Marmont, Herzogs von Ragusa, von 1792 bis 1841 nach dessen hinterlassenem Original-Manuscript. 9 Bände.

      Halle Heynemann 1857 - [komplett] Dritte Auflage. 424 S. + Frontispiz + 1 gef. Faksimile / 322 / 434 + 1 gef. Karte / 388 S + 1 gef. Karte + 1 gef. Faksimile / 324 S. / 355 S. + 1 gef. Schlachtordnung / 348 S. / 352 S. / 376 S. 17 cm, HLn, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln und handschr. Rückenschildern. Marmorierter Schnitt, handschr. Bibl. eintrag an den Vorsätzen, insgesamt EBs nur wenig berieben, innen sehr frisch, wenn auch gelegentlich alterbed. etwas fleckig. Insgesamt mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand. KOMPLETT AUSGESPROCHEN SELTEN. Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de Marmont, Herzog von Ragusa (Dubrovnik), (* 20. Juli 1774 in Châtillon-sur-Seine; † 2. März 1852 in Venedig) war französicher Marschall und Colonel général der Jäger zu Pferde. Als Sohn eines adligen Offiziers trat er, 15 Jahre alt, als Sous-lieutenant in die Infanterie ein, ging aber bald zur Artillerie über, machte bei der Belagerung von Toulon die Bekanntschaft Napoleon Bonapartes, dem er sich mit Begeisterung anschloss. Er war treu an Nopoleons Seite bis zum Frankreichfeldzug. 1814 wurde Marmonts Korps wieder aufgestellt, doch er vereitelte Napoleons letzte Hoffnungen auf den Sieg, indem er aufgrund eines Geheimabkommens mit Schwarzenberg kapitulierte und damit die Verteidigungslinie des Kaisers aufbrach. Nach der Niederlage Napoleons bestätigte ihn Ludwig XVIII. als Gegenleistung für diesen Treuebruch in seinen Würden und Ämtern und ernannte ihn zum Pair von Frankreich und Kapitän der Garde du corps du roi, am 20. März 1815 aber zum Chef der königlichen Haustruppen, die den König daraufhin auf seiner Flucht nach Gent begleiteten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOUSEHOLD WORDS. A Weekly Journal. CONDUCTED BY CHARLES DICKENS. from VOLUME I March 30 to Volume XV. JUNE 27, 1857 (plus Volume XIX) (16 volumes)

      BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS, London 1857 - 16x24cm. Cote et ex libris de bibliothèque. usure à la reliure souvent défectueuse (plat, dos ou coiffe détachés. Intérieur en très bon état, sauf une page déchirée mais complète. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ouvres De Vauvenargues;

      Paris - Furne Et Cie 1857 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres medicales sur l'Italie, comprenant l'histoire medicale du corps d'occupation.

      Librairie De Victor Masson, Paris, 1857. Volume in 8°, elegante legatura coeva in marocchino rosso con ricche decorazioni oro sui piatti e al dorso. Stemma borbonico impresso al centro del piattoi, dent. int., tagli dor. Attenta analisi sulla situazione sanitaria in Italia a meta' Ottocento, in particolar modo negli Stati Romani occupati dai Francesi. Opera monografica rara, pregevole e di grande valore. Ottime condizioni.

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        PIANTA DELLA CITTA' DI VENEZIA. Nuovamente disegnata. Pubblicata da Gius. Ant. Habnit, Editore, Negoziante di Stampe, d'Oggetti di Belle Arti e di Cancelleria in Piazza S. Marco, Procuratie Vecchie al Tiziano Vecellio ed in Trieste sul Corso n. 702.

      Habnit, 1857. Bella pianta di Venezia, litografata a colori da B. Linassi in Trieste, di cm. 53 x 79,5, telata e divisa in 21 riquadri. La pianta è circondata (su 3 lati) dall'elenco di: Chiese - Traghetti principali del Canal Grande - Alberghi principali - Elementi che formano la città - Divisione dei Sestieri - Oggetti rimarchevoli - Teatri - Distanza dalla città alle Isole della Laguna - Stabilimenti (civili, militari, caserme) - Dimensioni della città - Popolazione. La pianta, contenuta in astuccio edit. in cartoncino (cm. 18x11,8), è ben conservata.

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        Le Pays d'Israel. Collection de cent vues prises d'après nature dans la Syrie et la Palestine par C. W. Van de Velde pendant son voyage d'exploration géographique de 1851 et 1852. Dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume III Roi des Pays-Bas. 1 Volume de texte et le premier volume de planches (de 2).

      Paris, Ve Jules Renouard 1857, 585x400mm,VIII- 88pages,1 carte dépliante à la fin du volume de texte, l'atlas comporte 1 frontispice et les 50 premières planches lithographiées, dont de nombreuses en couleurs, certaines comportent des rousseurs.Demi-basane noire à coins, coiffes endomagée et dorure passée au volume de texte.

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        Heraldisches A.B.C.-Buch : das ist: Wesen und Begriff der wissenschaftlichen Heraldik, ihre Geschichte, Literatur, Theorie und Praxis

      Druck Wolf Commission Finsterlin, München 1857 - Halblederband der Zeit, 4°, XV, 523 Seiten, mit 100 Holzschnitten im Text, und 66 lithographierten Tafeln nämlich1 Frontispiz, Titelblatt auch als Lithographie ausgeführt und 64 teils farbige Lithographien, altersgemäß berieben, Vorsatz mit zeitgen. Namenszug, durchgängig etwas, die Tafeln etwas stärker stockfleckig, komplettes solides Exemplar Mayerfels, Karl Mayer Ritter von Heraldiker (1825-1883) vgl. ADB XXI, S. 132 f. de 2500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Science sociale

      Paris Didot 1857 Bestel. In8. 5 volumes reliés en 3 tomes VIII,408; [IV],392; [IV],400; [IV],398; [IV],690p. Demi basane rouge de l'époque. Bon état d'usage quelques rousseurs,plus aux titre , une auréole angulaire aux 22 premiers feuillets du tome 3 sans gene ni altération papier. Edition très rare comme tous les ouvrages de Colins en Edition originale. Colins sociologue et philosophe Belge est cité à plusieur reprise dans le capitale de Marx, il est le père du socialisme rationnel... «En réalité, le socialisme rationnel de Colins se veut un libéralisme véritable, c'est-à-dire un système accordant aux hommes, mais à eux seuls et jamais aux sociétés de capitaux, la liberté de penser, de bouger, de s'associer, de contracter, d'entreprendre, de commercer, de thésauriser et d'élire au suffrage universel des gouvernants qui ne soient plus inféodés aux puissances d'argent, puisqu'il n'y en aura plus.» Ivo Rens Les spécialistes aprécieront, d'autre éditions rares de Colins dans mes ventes

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        Etudes de Théologie de Philosophie et d'Histoire, publiées par les PP. Charles Daniel et Jean Gagarin de la Compagnie de Jésus, avec la collaboration de plusieurs autres Pères de la même compagnie. Tomes 1 à 25, 1857 à 1870. Tête de collection, complète avec la Table.

      "Paris, Julien, Lanier et Cie, Editeurs, puis Au Bureau de la Revue, chez Joseph Albanel, Libraire, 1857 à 1870. Soit 25 volumes de plus de 400 pages chacun, reliures en état moyen : frottées pour certaines, quelques coiffes manquantes etc...L'état intérieur est fort satisfaisant : propre, pas ou peu de rousseurs... Très rare tête de collection de cette revue des Pères de la Compagnie de Jésus (qui continue à paraître de nos jours sous le simple titre de ""Etudes""...). Petit tampon sur chacun des volumes. (D'autres volumes peuvent être disponibles). Nous joignons à cette série une ""Table Générale"" des vingt-cinq premières années 1856 à 1880, 1 vol broché. Rare ensemble."

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        An autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone"), to "My Dear Sir" [the master of the Ragged School, Stockport], thanking him for the message from his boys.

      4 pages, 4to, Mission House, Blomfield Street, London, 23 January 1857.Livingstone writes thanking the master for the message from his boys "who so generously expressed their approbation of my labours in Africa" and assuring him that "that nothing has delighted me more since my return to England than their honest spontaneous deed"; he gives them his warmest thanks "from a heart overflowing with emotion and wishing that God may abundantly bless them with his favour and love". Livingstone continues his letter: "I have very little time to write to any one as I am engaged in the preparation of a narrative of my late explorations and must keep my word with one hundred and ten poor naked Africans who accompanied me from the centre of the country to the East coast and now await the fulfillment of my promise at Tete. I ought to be back to them in April but fear after all I can do I must be about 2 months later than my appointed time in April. Were it not for this I should try and visit the boys and speak with them". He concludes by commending his boys to "the care of our Blessed Lord Jesus" and by asking them "to try him as their friend and guide through life they may make him their confidant for he listens to every prayer wafted up to him from the lowliest bosom", for "In Him we live and move and have our being and he is as tender and compassionate to everyone of them and knows all their cases and cares as if they were the only persons in the world"; concluding with a paraphrase of Coleridge's prayer: "He prayeth best who loveth best all things both great & small for the dear Lord to whom we pray he made and loveth all"; inscribed at the head in another hand "Dr D Livingstone". The promise he refers to in this letter was one made to his Makololo followers upon leaving them behind at Tete in April 1856 that he would return a year later and lead them back to their own country; a timetable he still thought possible when he set down to write the book in late January. In the event it took him six months to write - in itself a remarkable achievement for a book of some 300,000 words - and came out that November.

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        The Scenery of Greece and its Islands, Illustrated by Fifty Views, Sketched from Nature, Execute on Steel, and Described en Route, with a Map of the Country, Presentation copy from the Artist,

      1857 The Artist, St John's Wood 1857 - 1857 1st edition, The Artists, St John's Wood, 4to., vii,99pp., engraved frontis, map, 50 other full tissue guarded engraved plates, a little foxing but plates generally nice and clean, professionally re-cased and sewn in original embossed green cloth, original spine re-laid, original endpapers. Inscribed by the artist on the front endpaper. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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