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        The Indian Mutiny of 1857

      London: Seeley & Co, 1857. First. New Leather Spine. VG. 419 pp, ill. From the first mutterings to the spread, march to Delhi, Calcutta and the seige, relief and storming of the country. VG with original covers laid on new gilt stamped simple leather spine.

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        Bad Gleisweiler,das obere Haardtgebirge und die pfälzische Schweiz

      - Ein Führer und Erinnerungsbuch für Kurgäste und Touristen. Vlg.v. A.H.Gottschick s Bh. Neustadt/Haardt. 1857. 71 S. m. 15 Stahlstichen: Wasser- und Molkenheilanstalt, Dorf Gleisweiler vom Curgarten aus gesehen, Aussicht vom Curhause, Landau(Rhein-Pfalz), Ludwigshöhle bei Edenkoben, Edenkoben, Maxburg(Hambacher Schloss), Scharfeneck, Irren-Anstalt zu Klingenmünster, Trifels, Der Jungfernsprung bei Dahn, Altdahn und Grafendahn, Drachenfels, Berwartstein, 1 Situationskärtchen und 1 Stahlst.-Panomrama (160x41 cm Falze etwas geklebt)v. 2 Platt. gedr. farb. Pp. d.Zt. m. Aufdr.(untere Ecke gering bestoßen und insgesamt mit schwachen Flecken, Papier etwas gebräunt. Pp.-2)Insges. gut erh. Selten! Bild einer Tafel. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 2399,95 EUR.

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        Map of the Harbor of New York

      Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1857. unbound. Map. Colored lithograph. Sheet measures 30.75" x 22.5". This beautiful nautical chart of the New York harbor dates to 1857 and was issued to accompany the "Report of the Harbor Commissioners". Features the boroughs of Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and part of the Bronx. Countless depth soundings are noted throughout in feet. The map also identifies various beacons, lighthouses, and coastal features. The report was issued by harbor commissioners George W. Patterson, Preston King, John Vanderbilt and James Bowen in January 1857. Engraved by Julius Bein. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the original fold lines and some spotting. Lower right border extended. Lined with archival paper.<br><br>Julius Bien (1826-1909) was an American lithographic printer and cartographer based in New York City. During the course of the second half of the 19th century, he produced thousands of maps for both public and private publishers. Some of his most notable commissions were for the U.S. government, including many geological maps that redefined the cartographic visualization of geology. Bien's prolific output and contributions to the development of chromolithography make him one of the most significant map printers of his time. This is a great example of his fine work. Scarce.

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        Album chinois.

      N. p. o. d. (but before 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        1857 1ed Christian Missions in CHINA Tibet Abbe Huc HUGE MAP 4v SET Chinese

      Paris, Gaume freres, 1857-1858. - 1857 1ed Christian Missions in CHINA Tibet Abbe Huc HUGE MAP 4v SET Chinese A set of books on Christian missions in China, Tibet, and Tartary. Évariste Régis Huc, C.M., or the Abbé Huc, (1813&#150;1860) was a French missionary Catholic priest and traveller, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet, in his book "A Journey Through the Chinese Empire". Since the travels of the Englishman, Thomas Manning, in Tibet (1811&#150;1812), no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. Main author: Evariste Regis Huc Title: Le christianisme en Chine, en Tartarie et au Thibet. Published: Paris, Gaume freres, 1857-1858. Language: French Notes & content: &#149; 1st edition &#149; Huge folding map of China and India &#149; 4 volumes, complete o t. 1. From the apostolate of St. Thomas until the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope .&#151; o t. 2. Since the passage of the Cape of Good Hope until the establishment of the dynasty tartaremantchoue, China .&#151; o t. 3. Since the establishment of the Tartar-Mantchou dynasty, until the death of the emperor Khang hi .-- o t. 4. Since the death of the Emperor Khang-hi to the Treaty of Tien-Tsing in 1858. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Paris, Gaume freres, 1857-1858. Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $550 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Illustrated Vocabulary for the use of the Deaf and Dumb

      Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb / Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1857. Leather. Used; Good. Leather; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; good condition; *** full bound in burgundy leather with gilt patterns around boards and on spine (which has 5 bands) with gilt tooling around inside of boards and green silk endpapers, all page edges are gilded; binding is by the well-regarded London firm of Edmonds and Remnants; bumping to corners and rubbing along edges of boards; endpapers front and rear are in excellent condition and look stunning; internal hinge cracked at page before frontis but no loose pages; very occasional foxing mark but the vast majority of the pages are very clean and bright; handwritten inscription on one of the endpapers reads 'Pinky &amp; Georgy with Papa &amp; Mamma's Kindest love 1870'. HEAVY BOOK(S) 1.885kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Poems

      Moxon, 1857 First illustrated edition, sumptuously bound in decorated leather, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Galerie Flamande et hollandaise

      - Paris A l'Administrtion Centrale 1857. In-plano relié plein chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre, fiets estampés sur les plats, gardes de papier marbré. 30 pages de texte + 132 planches gravées sur acier sur chine contrecollé. Les gravures sont en très bel état, beau tirage, sans rousseurs, grandes de marges. Reliure un peu frottée, corps de l'ouvrage en très bon état. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two years' cruise off Tierra del Fuego, The Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the river Plate; a narrative of life in the southern seas

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. Good+. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete two volume set. Full tan calf leather bound covers with 5 raised bands have moderate wear at extremities. Spine labels chipped. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and pristine. Marbled page edges and marbled end sheets very good. Former owner's bookplate affixed to front paste downs. Hand colored frontispieces plus color and b&w plates and three folding maps. .

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        Theorie der Abel'schen Functionen. SS. 115-155. In: Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik. Gegründet von A. L. Crelle. Band 054.

      Berlin Reimer 1857 - (24,5 x 21 cm). IV, 388 S. Mit Abbildungen. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seines Meisterwerkes, in dem er das "Jacobische Umkehrproblem für Abelsche Integrale löst und eine Abschätzung für die Anzahl von Funktionen mit vorgegebenen Eigenschaften auf einer (kompakten) Riemannschen Fläche" gibt (NDB). Die Arbeit entstand aus seinen 1855/56 vor drei Hörern (Dedekind, Schering und Bjerknes) gehaltenen Vorlesungen und "erregte die rückhaltlose Bewunderung aller Fachgenossen" (Klein). - Der Band enthält drei weitere Arbeiten von Riemann, die er seiner großen Abhandlung voranstellt: Allgemeine Voraussetzungen und Hülfsmittel für die Untersuchung von Functionen unbeschränkt veränderlicher Größen (SS. 101-104); Lehrsätze aus der Analysis situs für die Theorie der Integrale von zweigliedrigen vollständigen Differentialen (SS. 105-110) und: Bestimmung einer Function einer veränderlichen complexen Größe durch Grenz- und Unstetigkeitsbedingungen (SS. 111-114). - Stempel auf Titel. Einband gering berieben, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - DSB 11, 447; Poggendorff II, 641; NDB 21, 591; Klein, Vorlesungen über die Entwicklung der Mathematik I, 252 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857 - Folio. Original black wavy-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and front cover together with a central large roundel, blind panelling to both covers and roundel in blind to rear cover, all edges gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, some judicious restoration at the edges and to the bottom of both boards, hinges neatly repaired, some browning throughout, pale foxing, minor hygrosdcopic damping in the margins, overall a very good copy. Tinted lithographic additional title page, two-tint lithographic double-page frontispiece (section from Mons Mithridates to the Golden Mountain) and one other tinted lithographic plate, 8 high-quality chromolithographic plates, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of inscriptions and coins, wood-engravings in the text, 2 full-page maps coloured in outline. First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong velvety blacks" (Abbey). Macpherson was a surgeon with the Madras army. "Between 1840 and 1842 he served with the 37th grenadier regiment in China, and he was severely wounded at Chuenpe (Chuanbi). He told of his experiences in his Two Years in China. On his return to India he served chiefly with the irregular horse in the Hyderabad contingent, and on the outbreak of the war with Russia in 1855 he was appointed head of the medical staff of the Turkish contingent on the recommendation of his former commander, Lord Gough. During his time on the Bosphorus he prepared his Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus; this contains a sketch of the history and archaeology as well as of the physical and ethnological features of the country" (ODNB). On his return to India he "was promoted to the post of inspector-general of the medical service of Madras This infraction of the hitherto sacred rule of seniority, together with the feverish activity of the new inspector in the performance of his duties and his large schemes of reorganization, rendered him not a little 'repugnant to the older official class'." Macpherson died in Coorg in 1867. Abbey Travel 243 Blackmer 1055 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte der Botanik.

      Königsberg, Bornträger 1854 - 1857. - 4 in 2 Bänden. X, 400 S., 1 Bl., X, 430 S., 1 Bl.; XVI, 554 S., VIII, 451 S., 2 Bll. HLwd. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Pritzel 6165. Stafleu-C. 5929. Krieg II, 32. - "Es ist sicher ein höchst unglückliches Ereignis für die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, die so überaus arm ist an zusammenfassender Literatur, dass gerade dieses fundamentale Werk, dessen Autor eine Belesenheit, einen Fleiss und eine Kritikfähigkeit bewies wie keiner auf diesem Gebiet vor und nach ihm, unvollendet blieb; und noch als ein Glück ist es zu bezeichnen, daß Meyer wenigstens den schwierigsten Teil, das Altertum und das Mittelalter, behandeln konnte" (Junk, Rara, 152). - Tls. etwas fleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Wien, 16. VI. 1857. - 1 S. Folio. 4 Notenzeilen. - Der Schüler Simon Sechters war seit 1841 Hoforganist und von 1853 bis 1901 Domkapellmeister an St. Stephan in Wien. Sein kompositorisches Werk umfaßt geistliche und weltliche Werke. - Gefaltet.

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        Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1857. Folio. Original black wavy-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and front cover together with a central large roundel, blind panelling to both covers and roundel in blind to rear cover, all edges gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic additional title page, two-tint lithographic double-page frontispiece (section from Mons Mithridates to the Golden Mountain) and one other tinted lithographic plate, 8 high-quality chromolithographic plates, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of inscriptions and coins, wood-engravings in the text, 2 full-page maps coloured in outline. A little rubbed, some judicious restoration at the edges and to the bottom of both boards, hinges neatly repaired, some browning throughout, pale foxing, minor hygrosdcopic damping in the margins, overall a very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand ? The inks are excellent, with some strong velvety blacks" (Abbey). Macpherson was a surgeon with the Madras army. "Between 1840 and 1842 he served with the 37th grenadier regiment in China, and he was severely wounded at Chuenpe (Chuanbi). He told of his experiences in his Two Years in China. On his return to India he served chiefly with the irregular horse in the Hyderabad contingent, and on the outbreak of the war with Russia in 1855 he was appointed head of the medical staff of the Turkish contingent on the recommendation of his former commander, Lord Gough. During his time on the Bosphorus he prepared his Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus; this contains a sketch of the history and archaeology as well as of the physical and ethnological features of the country" (ODNB). On his return to India he "was promoted to the post of inspector-general of the medical service of Madras ? This infraction of the hitherto sacred rule of seniority, together with the feverish activity of the new inspector in the performance of his duties and his large schemes of reorganization, rendered him not a little 'repugnant to the older official class'." Macpherson died in Coorg in 1867.

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        The Bible

      Oxford: University Press, 1857. Leather_bound. One volume. Octavo. The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer with The Psalter or Psalms of David. A very handsomely leather-bound in fine wooden boards with a good wood grain patina, twin brass clasps with decorative brass design running over the boards in medieval style and a morocco leather back, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. Fine.

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        ????. [Xi yi lue lun]. The First Lines of The Practice of Surgery, In The West.

      ??.(Shanghai).: ????. [Ren ji yi guan].. ???? [1857].. Complete, three volumes bound in one, in modern paper wrappers, housed in cloth clamshell box with English title, [7] + 158 leaves, 28 leaves of black and white illustrations throughout showing surgical procedures and medicinal plants, on double leaves oriental style, list of contents in volume one in both English and Traditional Chinese. A little light foxing mainly on first and last leaves, one leaf evenly browned, two leaves separating along the fold, a little erratic pagination in one place. Copies of this work seem to be frequently rather eratic in their contents and occasionally pagination. This copy conforms with three other copies we have examined which at first glance appear to be incomplete. Although the list of contents of the third volume lists sections on "Tonics, Depressants, Astringents, Miscellaneous Class and External Remedies" and "Solution of Sulphate Copper" and "Solution of Cloves"; these are not included in the text. However in volume three includes a section titled "Tincture of Toothache Treatment" which is not included in the list of contents but is present in the text. We have compared this copy with three other copies of the Chinese edition and in each of these the list of contents and the contents itself match this copy suggesting that these "missing" sections were, in fact, never included. Hobson's English preface, which seems to be more common in its absence than its inclusion, has not been included in this copy. A good copy of the Chinese edition of this important work. ???? "The First Lines of The Practice of Surgery, In The West" by English missionary Benjamin Hobson(1816-1873) and his Chinese translator and assistant ??? [Guan Maocai] (also known as ??? [Guan Sifu]). The book covers a wide range of medical subjects, discussing various medical problems and their remedies. The second of the five medical textbooks in Chinese written by Hobson between 1881 and 1858, this is regarded as his best. According to Hobson himself in an article (1861) published in Medical Times & Gazette, he says "These five works were not translations of any one English work in particular but rather selections from many works on the same subject, adapted to use." However, Hobson did use Robert Druitt's "The Surgeon's Vade Mecum" as his main reference for this book. In the preparation for writing this book, Hobson was introduced by the Rev. J. Edkins to the Chinese scholar Guan who played a huge role in the publication of this work. At the time Guan met Hobson, Guan was a Nanking refugee from Taiping rebellion. Guan worked hard both as the translator and also to balance the ideas of Western and Chinese medicine in the book. This "balancing of the text" was not always a happy leading to some friction between author and translator, however Guan's elegant and immensely readable style meant that the book was widely read and appreciated. Confucian traditional education had included medical learning as part of the elite education from the Song dynasty onwards so Guan, who was highly educated in the Confucian tradition, had a real understanding of the subject. With the purpose of establishing a solid foundation for Western medical study in China, Hobson's writing tended to over emphasise the advantage of Western medicine and surgical procedures over that of traditional Chinese medicine. He could be openly critical of Chinese medicine stating for example in his article previously mentioned, "So between the ignorance of Physicians and the poor quality of the medicine administered, the sick in China stand but a poor chance of drawing much benefit on medical skills." ???? "The First Lines of The Practice of Surgery, In The West" had an unprecedented impact on the introduction of Western medicine in China and also was greatly appreciated in Korea and, most particularly, in Japan. The first Japanese edition was issued in 4 volumes and published in 1858. Interestingly, both Chinese and Japanese editions were reprinted rapidly. The policy of Renji hospital, the publisher of the Chinese edition, might have some contribution to this situation, as the hospital "had a policy allowing anyone who wanted to read these books to make a copy from the original printing plates, which were stored in the hospital: if the carries his own paper and ink...the hospital will not charge a penny." Renji Hospital is today part of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr Benjamin Hobson's second wife was the only daughter of The Rev. Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China. (Journal of Chinese Studies No. 56 - January 2013; Chinese translation of English textbooks on internal medicine from the 1850s to the 1940s - Hong Chuang-Ye and Wang Fu-Mei .

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        Les fleurs du mal

      Poulet-Malassis & De Broise 1857 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1857, 122x195mm, relié sous étui. - Édition originale imprimée sur vélin d'Angoulême, bien complète des six pièces condamnées. Reliure janséniste en plein maroquin grenat foncé, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les contreplats en plein maroquin noir, gardes de soie moirée violine, couvertures et dos conservés (premier plat et dos comportant des traces de restauration), filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées; étui bordé de maroquin grenat foncé, plats recouverts de papier à la cuve, intérieur de feutrine marron, superbe ensemble signé de Semet & Plumelle. Rarissime exemplaire de première émission comportant en plus des habituelles fautes typographiques de l'édition originale ("Feurs du mal", erreur de pagination.), la faute d'impression de la p. 12 "s'enhardissent" pour "s'enhardissant". Corrigée dès le début du tirage, cette coquille ne subsiste que dans un nombre infime d'exemplaires. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une correction manuscrite de Baudelaire qui a biffé le « e » et ajouté le « a » en marge, comme dans ses corrections d'épreuves. Cette coquille, absente des épreuves corrigées conservées à la BN, est le fait des imprimeurs qui ajoutèrent sur ce premier cahier de nombreuses erreurs dont la plupart furent notifiées avant impression par Baudelaire, comme en témoigne cette lettre à Poulet-Malassis : « Je viens de recevoir la première feuille. J'espère qu'elle n'est pas tirée, car vos ouvriers y ont introduit des fautes nouvelles, telles que points pour poings, etc. ». La faute à « s'enhardissant » dut échapper, dans un premier temps, à sa vigilance et elle ne fut corrigée qu'après le début du tirage. C'est, comme à son habitude, au crayon, que Baudelaire corrigea immédiatement cette coquille sur les premiers exemplaires qu'il eut en main, avant de faire modifier l'impression. Après la fin du tirage, il découvrit successivement sept autres fautes qu'il corrigera également à la main sur quelques exemplaires, au fur et à mesure de ses découvertes. Les bibliographes annoncent généralement la rectification de « s'enhardissant » comme la seule réalisée en cours de tirage, or notre exemplaire présente d'autres particularités qui n'apparaîtront plus sur la plupart des 1300 exemplaires de l'édition originale. Ainsi, au revers de la page de faux-titre, quatre éléments présents dans notre exemplaire vont disparaitre successivement pendant le tirage : - « Les Editeurs » porte un accent sur le « E ». - Un espace sépare « Ils poursuivront » de la virgule qui le suit. - « toutes contrefaçons et toutes traductions » deviendra par la suite « toutes contrefaçons et traductions ». - « Les traités » ne prend pas encore de capitale. Les corrections typographiques n'apparaîtront pas toutes en même temps. Ainsi certains exemplaires présentent toutes ces caractéristiques sauf l'espace avant la virgule, d'autres sont entièrement corrigés mais cet espace est réapparu et un autre espace est ajouté après « Lois » (ce qui homogénéise la charte typographique de la page). De même la page de titre présente plusieurs variantes plus ou moins nettes : - L'absence de point et de parenthèse fermante après « Les tragiques, liv.II » qui caractérise notre exemplaire sera corrigée sur beaucoup d'exemplaires. - L'espace entre le « 4 » et la virgule de l'adresse de Poulet-Malassis n'est pas encore présent sur ce premier tirage, mais apparaitra indépendamment de la correction précédente sur d'autres exemplaires. - Enfin l'espacement des caractères du nom de l'éditeur diffère selon les pages de titre. Sur la nôtre, « libraires-éditeurs » s'achève au niveau de la fin du « B » de « Broise ». Tandis que sur d'autres pages de titre il s'achève avant le « B », ou, au contraire au milieu du « R ». Les autres exemplaires que nous avons pu consulter ne présentent pas une homogénéité des corrections, et l'on constate plusieurs états de la page de titre [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        On the Nature of the Motion we call Heat"

      London And Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine And Journal Of Science, volume 14, fourth series 1857 - 1857, printed by Richard and John Taylor, and edited by David Brewster, Richard Taylor, Richard Phillips, Robert Kane. 21x13cm, vii, 560pp. Pp 108-127. **The is the first appearance in English of Clausius' major paper in kinetic theory, &#147;Ueber die Art der Bewegung, welche wir Warmenennen,&#148; Annalen der Physik, 100 (1857), 497&#150;507, which was foundational in the areas of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics.**Bound in half calf and marbled boards; front board detached, half of spine covering missing, some foxing to plates; the text is fresh and crisp, and the binding tight. Good copy. $950 Other papers in this volume include Plateau "Experimental and Theoretical Research on the Figures of Equilibrium of a Liquid." parts II and III of a three-part paper; the great W.S. Jevons "On the Cirrous Form of Cloud" and "On a Sun Gauge"; Draper "On the Measurement of the Chemical Action of Light"; Joule "On Heat and the Constitution of Elastic Fluids"; Huxley "On teh Structure of Glacial Ice"; Waterston "On the Deviation from the Primary Laws of Elastic Fluids.", and numerous others. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography discusses the 1857 paper beginning with the appraisal of JC Maxwell (in reference to his Theory of Heat): Maxwell.hailed Clausius as the founder of a new science. Clausius&#146; first venture into the kinetic theory was &#147;Ueber die Art der Bewegung, welche wir Warmenennen and his image of molecular motion went far beyond the &#147;billiard ball&#148; model of such previous writers as Kronig. He ascribed rotatory and vibratory, as well as translational, motion to the molecules, a complexity that led to an important conclusion. The conservation of translational kinetic energy in collision could no longer be assumed, because collisions might cause transformations of one form of motion into another. Quite obviously, Clausiusargued, the idea of a constant equal velocity for all molecules must be untenable. By supposing that translational velocities would vary among the molecules, Clausius offered an explanation for the evaporation of a liquid. Since only molecules with higher than average velocities possess sufficient kinetic energy to escape the attractive forces of the liquid temperature.In his discussion of the complexity of molecular motions, Clausius did not merely suggest that motions other than translational were a possibility; he demonstrated that such motions must exist by showing that translational motion alone could not account for all of the heat present in a gas." "This 1857 paper also marked another important beginning in physical theory, for it presented the first physical argument in support of Avogadro&#146;s hypothesis that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules. Clausius argued that if it were assumed that all types of molecules possess the same translational energy at equal temperatures, then, since all gases have the same relationship between pressure, volume, and temperature and pressure, volume and temperature, they would necessarily contain equal numbers of molecules in equal volumes at the same temperature and pressure. Avogadro&#146;s hypothesis, therefore, found support in the mechanical theory of heat, independently of the usual chemical arguments."--DSB, volume 3, pp306-7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DES ARTS GRAPHIQUES DESTINÉS A MULTIPLIER PAR L'IMPRESSION; CONSIDÉRÉS SOUS LE DOUBLE POINT DE VUE HISTORIQUE ET PRATIQUE

      Joël Cherbuliez; Paris: Même Maison, Geneva 1857 - 12mo., xii, 489 pp. Light scattered foxing, else very good, t.e.g. Newly bound in quarter morocco and marbled paper; gilt-title within raised bands on spine. Considered one of the best and most comprehensive descriptions of all forms of graphic arts printing to date. It includes descriptions of the heliographic process of Nicéphore Niepce, the Daguerreotype process, through the photolithographic process of Alphonse Poitevin. Not listed in Roosens and Salu. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALMANACH-MANUEL DU PHOTOGRAPHE POR 1857

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. Second edition. 16mo., 72 pp., 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth and marbled paper over boards. Early owner's initials on the title page; light wear to the foredge of the last plate with only a few tiny tears and no loss; stamped in ink on the blank reverse of the terminal plate, "Bibliothéque Société Francaise de Photographie - Double." Very good. From p. 4 - 27, listed chronologically, are the saint's days, sunrise, sunset, moonrise and setting, positions of the planets, etc. The next 20 pages are definitions of photographic terms and chemicals, with the remainder being a procedural manual for making daguerreotypes, and various other processes, including making of wet collodion plates and albumen papers. The 3 folding plates illustrate the required equipment. The final leaf is misnumbered 7 rather than 72; this is the only textural difference between the first and second editions. OCLC locates ony 9 copies of both editions. Roosen and Salu fail to list this work by Latreille but do list an 1855 manual on paper processes, and 2 works from 1858 which are general treatises on the various process of the day.

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        "Le Concert" - Annotated Trial Proof

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Original etching engraved by Henri Guerard, with autograph edits for the publication of the print in brown ink by Corot, including the addition of his name "C. Corot " with a cancelation mark, and title beneath the image "Le Concert / appartient à M. Jules Dupré", and approved by him upper right corner "Bon à tirer " with his autograph paraph. 28 x 20 cm. <br><br><br />Le Concert Champêtre, on which this engraving is based, was painted by Corot in 1857 and is currently housed in the Musée Condé of Chantilly, France. A reworking of a composition exhibited by Corot in the Salon of 1844, the painting was shown in the Salon of 1857 and depicts three women, one with a cello, in the foreground of a forest landscape. The work "is interesting for the new directions it signals in Corot's work. The subject, neither mythic nor biblical, is essentially an eighteenth-century motif reinterpreted by a modern sensibility. The painting brought to life a serene Arcadia with no specific historical or literary referent, removed equally for antiquity and from the nineteenth century." (Gary Tinterow, "Corot: Exhibition Metropolitan Museuem of Art, NY 1996," p. 147)

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        The Professor, A Tale

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1857 - Format: Octavo (7 5/8" x 4 7/8", 195mm x 124mm). Vol. I: 2 binder&#146;s blanks, A4 B-T8 U4, 2 binder&#146;s blanks [$1]. 152 leaves, pp. i-v vi-viii, 1 2-294, 21 22. Collated perfect with Bodleian copy (OC) 249 v.142 (v. 1)) but with a different set of advertisements at end. Vol. II: 2 binder&#146;s blanks, A2 B-R8 S6, 2 binder&#146;s blanks [$1]. 136 leaves, pp. [4], 1 2-258, [2], 21 22-8. Collated perfect with Bodleian copy ((OC) 249 v.142 (v. 2)) except for publisher&#146;s advertisements at end (dated June, 1857). Two volumes. Bound in contemporary half red crushed morocco over red buckram with gilt double-fillets at edges of buckram. On the spine, five raised bands with gilt fillets. Panels with gilt double-fillet borders. Title in second panel gilt with gilt single-fillet border. Number in third panel same. Date at tail same. Marbled end-papers. Top-edge of text-block gilt. Very faintest cracking to hinges of vol. I. Tight, square, strong binding. Text fresh. Excellent copies. The Professor was Charlotte Brontë&#146;s first novel, though it was not published until after her death in 1855. She had submitted the manuscript to Smith, Elder before Jane Eyre but it was rejected, and they showed interest in something longer (which was Jane Eyre). Brontë&#146;s widower, Arthur Bell Nicholls, subscribes to Brontë&#146;s preface that he consented to its publication despite some material overlap with Villette; this is dated September 22nd, 1856. The novel was published on 6 June 1857, and the present item is the first printing, as can be discerned by the following points: (1) the final letters of the first two lines of body text on p. 21 of vol. I are transposed (foggn introductioy); in the present item, these have been corrected by an early hand. (2) The first letter of the third line of body text on p. 99 of vol. II is missing ( lace for place); in the present item, this is supplied in pencil. (3) The headline of p. 221 of vol. II is missing a period (THE PROFESSOR for THE PROFESSOR.); some call for a missing period similarly on p. 58; in the present item I can make out a trace of a period. "First, after leaving Eton, I had an interview with my maternal uncles, Lord Tynedale and the Hon. John Seacombe. They asked me if I would enter the Church, and my uncle the nobleman offered me the living of Seacombe, which is in his gift, if I would; then my other uncle, Mr. Seacombe, hinted that when I became rector of Seacombe-cum-Scaife, I might perhaps be allowed to take, as mistress of my house and head of my parish, one of my six cousins, his daughters, all of whom I greatly dislike. "I declined both the Church and the matrimony. A good clergyman is a good thing, but I should have made a very bad one. As to the wife&#151;oh how like a night-mare is the thought of being bound for life to one of my cousins! No doubt they are accomplished and pretty; but not an accomplishment, not a charm of theirs, touches a chord in my bosom. To think of passing the winder evenings by the parlor fire-side with one of them&#151;for instance, the large and well-modelled statue, Sarah&#151;no; I should be a bad husband, under such circumstances, as well as a bad clergyman." Vol. I, pp. 4-5. Sadleir 347, Smith 7 (esp. n. 3), Symington 116, Wolff 827. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah 2nd ed

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. 2nd ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. bound in 1. folding map, 3 plans (2 folding), 14 plates (5 colored), index, xv, 418, v, 422p. Original blind stamped red cloth, rebacked in red leather with most of original backstrip mounted. Small oasis scene in gilt at center of front cover and on lower portion of mounted backstrip. 19cm. Bookplate. All edges gilt. New endpapers. Minor soiling and wear. Some chapters or notes were expanded, moved or added for this second edition; a new five-page appendix on "The Tribes of El Hejaz" was added. Most copies of the second edition were published in 2 volumes (and not as 2 vols bound in 1). The three folding maps and plans are located at the end of the volume in this copy rather than as located on the plate lists.

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        Friedrich der Große in der Schlacht bei Leuthen den 5. Dezember 1757. Gedenkblatt mit 16 Teilansichten der Schlachten des Preußenkönigs 1741 - 1762. Stahlstich von Carl Deucker ( Frankfurt) nach C. F. Schulz (Berlin) 42 x 47 cm.

      Darmstadt G G Lange um 1857 - - tadellos! 1.100 gr.

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        Arena des H. Weitzmann auf dem Paradeplatz. Vierte grosse Vorstellung. Erste Abtheilung. Akrobatische Lufttänze. Zweite Abtheilung. La boule Indianne ... Herkulische Kraftproduktionen. Zum Schluß: Darstellung optischer Nebelbilder und Chromatropen.

      Frankfurt, J. G. Müller, 29. August 1857.. Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 35 x 25,5 cm. Mit einer Auflistung der 12 gezeigten Nebelbilder.

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        Arena des H. Weitzmann auf dem Paradeplatz. Vierte grosse Vorstellung. Erste Abtheilung. Akrobatische Lufttänze. Zweite Abtheilung. La boule Indianne ... Herkulische Kraftproduktionen. Zum Schluß: Darstellung optischer Nebelbilder und Chromatropen.

      Frankfurt, J. G. Müller, 29. August 1857. Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 35 x 25,5 cm. Mit einer Auflistung der 12 gezeigten Nebelbilder. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Arena des H. Weitzmann auf dem Paradeplatz. Vierte grosse Vorstellung. Erste Abtheilung. Akrobatische Lufttänze. Zweite Abtheilung. La boule Indianne . Herkulische Kraftproduktionen. Zum Schluß: Darstellung optischer Nebelbilder und Chromatropen.

      Frankfurt, J. G. Müller, 29. August 1857. - Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 35 x 25,5 cm. Mit einer Auflistung der 12 gezeigten Nebelbilder.

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        Eleven Volumes Descended Through the Aldrich Family; works by Thomas Bailey Aldrich and books from his library

      - Consisting of the following: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey: Daisy's Necklace: And What Became of It. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857. First Edition. Publisher's red cloth; very good. The author's mother's copy, signed twice and initialed once by her. The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1858. First Edition; first state. Publisher's red cloth; fine. Inscribed on the front endpaper (but not signed) by the author, "For Mother." The Ballad of Babie Bell. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859. First Edition. Publisher's brown cloth; very good or better. With the author's bookplate. Pampinea and Other Poems. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1861. First Edition. Publisher's brown cloth; fine. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author "For Mother" and signed by him on the first blank. The Little Violinist. Cambridge: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1880. First Separate Edition; issued three years earlier in another volume; publisher's wrappers; a little soiled; very good or better. XXXVI Lyrics and XII Sonnets. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881. First Edition (BAL State 2 - no priority is mentioned); publisher's wrappers; very good. At the top of the front wrapper, Aldrich has written "First Edition." From Ponkapoag to Pesth. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883. First Edition; first printing. Apparently the author's own copy; Aldrich has written "First Edition" on the title page and corrected in ink the mistake on page 265 that distinguishes the first two printings. The business card of the guide and interpreter from Tangier mentioned in the book is mounted on the front free-endpaper. XXXVI Lyrics and XII Sonnets. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892. Later edition. Publisher's wrappers; some soiling; very good; gift inscription; signed and dated by the author in 1892. Judith and Holoferness. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1896. First Edition; large-paper issue; some pages unopened; very good. The Sonnets of John Milton. London: Kegan, Paul Trench, 1883. Very good. With Aldrich's signature and a two line note in his hand in the text. De Quincey, Thomas: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1856. Publisher's cloth; some splitting and chipping; good to very good. With Aldrich's ownership signature, dated 1851 (presumably 1857). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Atlas de G&#142;ographie Commercial et Industriel

      Artist: Vuillemin Alexandre; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1857 - Artist: Vuillemin, Alexandre; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1857; - Condition: Binding some damages because of age; Atlas with 7 splendid maps showing the world, Europe, America north, America south, Asia, Africa and Oceania. All maps with side pannels describing the floran and fauna of the continents.

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        BUFFON, Oeuvres complètes [.] avec la nomenclature linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier revues sur l'édition in-4° de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens [.]. Nouvelle édition.

      PARIS, GARNIER FRÈRES, [ 1855-1857]. - 12 vol. gr. in-8°; 142 pl. (rousseurs aux ff. liminaires, qqs ff. déreliés, qqs traces de crayon et déchirures dans les gardes du t. III). Relié , demi-chagrin brune, dos lisses fleuronnés dorés, plats de percaline fleuragée (dos, mors et coupes frottés). . Portrait, front., 2 cartes et 138 planches coloriées et gommées d'après des dessins d'Édouard Traviès et Henri Gobin. deel 1: huistoire de la terre / hjistoire des animaux deel 2: l?homme / le quadrupèdes deel 3: les quadrupèdes deel 4: les quadrupèdes deel 5: les oiseaux deel 6/ les oiseaux deel 7: les oiseaux deel 8: les oiseaux deel 9: minéraux / époque de la nature deel 10: les minéraux deel 11: les minéraux deel 12: vegetaux / arithmétique morale & table analytique 0 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kyoka hyakunin isshu [alternative title: Kyoka Momochidori] [trans.: Crazy Verses or Light Verses. A Chorus of Birds].

      108 finely color-printed woodcut illus. (mostly two-thirds of a page). 55 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. speckled wrappers (a bit worn & somewhat rubbed, eleven folding leaves with some worming in gutter, extending into images, neatly repaired), orig. title label on upper cover, modern stitching. N.p.: 1857 or 1858. First edition of this finely illustrated work by Hiroshige. Each page is divided into three sections: the top contains two poems, the central panel has a poem and a poet's portrait, and the bottom panel is blank. "Among artists of the popular school who were uncultured, although not actually illiterate, Hiroshige was an exception because of his literary knowledge and tastes. He was a man of facile pen, for in the diaries are apt descriptions and occasional snaps of cynicism, all of them delightful because they are casual and informal. Had he pursued literature with the assiduity that he espoused art, he would undoubtedly have become a writer or poet. Although, as, with any phraseology or puns which are ephemeral, and therefore difficult to translate into English, the following poems from 'Kyoka Momo-chidori' will indicate his usual vein: Putting aside the moon and snow, How delightful it is to live roundly With a head more round Than a dumpling round and round!The verse alludes to the common saying, Hana yori dango, meaning literally 'A dumpling is better than a flower.' Of course it treats with both satisfaction and mockery the author's own shaven head. Utashige was Hiroshige's name as a humorous poet. He sometimes signed this name to Harimaze-ye (mixed prints of small size) or Sensha-fuda (visiting cards to shrines or temples) or illustrated books of lyrical drama. Also, some of the famous view-prints produced after 1839 bear the name of Utashige."-Prof. Yone Noguchi, "Life of Hiroshige," on-line http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/hiroshige/noguchi/01_life_of_hiroshige.htm. Very good copy. Some light dampstaining in lower portion of gutter. The worming does not touch any of the colored portraits. &#10087; Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 195. See Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 847. .

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. 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 Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Near-contemporary red morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Folding frontispiece, 22 plates, illustrations to the text, 1 folding diagram, 2 folding maps to rear. Armorial bookplates to front endpaper of Edgar March Crookshank (1858-1928), English physician and microbiologist, and Caesar Litton Falkiner (1863-1908), historian, Irish Unionist Party politician, and barrister. Covers a little scuffed, minor wear to board edges, a little light foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First edition. The book covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east ... During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). This copy conforms to Bradlow's Variant No. 2: the frontispiece and plates 8 and 16 are tinted lithographs by T. Picken.

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        Madame Bovary

      Edition containing all the first issue of characteristics as fault "Senart" dedication to slip. Michel Lévy frères àParis 1857 11,5x18,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1857. - 2 vols, 12mo, pp. [4], 232, 36 [publisher's catalogue dated April 1857]; [4], [233]-490, [2, blank]; with a half-title in each volume; a fine copy, untrimmed, in early half dark green morocco by Canape, preserving the original green printed wrappers.First edition in book form of Flaubert's first and most famous novel and one of the most iconic works of the nineteenth century. This is the first issue, with the dedication leaf reading 'Senart' rather than 'Senard'.The serialization of Madame Bovary in La Revue de Paris in October-December 1856, resulted in Flaubert's prosecution for obscenity in January 1857. And his subsequent acquittal in February assured the book's lasting fame.'Flaubert was prosecuted for his supposedly obscene and blasphemous handling of a tale of provincial adultery ending in suicide. He was acquitted thanks to a defence lawyer who demonstrated that Emma Bovary was a moral warning rather than an object of admiration. In retrospect it seems that the nihilistic quality of the writing, more perhaps than the plot as such, lay behind the prosecution's focus on such phrases as "les souillures du mariage et la désillusion de l'adultère". The novel is a devastatingly negative account of both marriage and adultery' (New Oxford companion to literature in French).This is the regular issue; a small number of copies appeared on papier vélin fort with continuous signatures, omitting the second title-page. Talvart & Place,1a; Carteret, I, 263; En Français dans le texte, 277. Language: French

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        Les trois mousquetaires

      Dufour et Mulat 1857 - - Dufour et Mulat, Paris 1857, Grd. in-8 (17x26,6cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, réimpression de la première illustrée parue en 1846. 33 hors-texte par Beaucé et Phillipoteaux sur bois. Nombreuses et belles lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Reliure en demi basane havane d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. Titre doré. Ensemble frotté. Coins émoussés. Brunissures pâles éparses sur un papier relativement teinté dans l'ensemble. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, reprint published the first illustrated in 1846 by 33 inset Beaucé Phillipoteaux and wood. Many beautiful initials and tail-lamp. Binding half Havana contemporary sheepskin. Back smooth decorated with nets. gilt. Rubbed together. Corners bumped. Brunissures pale scattered over a relatively brown paper overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archive - Documents & Photographs of Respected Scottish Maritime Pilot at Karachi Harbour

      India, 1857. Karachi, India [now Pakistan], 1857-1889. Archive of 21 original photographs, approximately 17 manuscript letters, 3 official Merchant Marine documents, and a scant few personal papers of Robert Henry Mason, a respected Scotland born mariner and pilotage expert, and one of the first Port Officers at Karachi Harbour after its development. Documents and letters range in size, most being octavo or folio. Photographs of India also range in size, the smallest measuring 26 x 18 cm, the largest measuring 28 x 21 cm. Photographs are mostly placed within an album measuring approximately 20 x 33 cm, inscribed by a Keith Arkell, whose scant few papers are also found herein. (The connection remains to be ascertained.) Documents and photographs creased and chipped, album showing wear, otherwise good condition, a fascinating nautical archive, both visual and informative, warranting further research. Robert Henry Mason was born in Dundee, Scotland, 1833. He received his Mariner's Register Ticket for Merchant Seamen at the Port of Calcuta on 30 May 1857, his first assignment evidently being onboard a ship called 'Avalanche' associated with the port of Fraserburgh in South Africa. Only two years after the Indian Mutiny of 1857, Mason began his service at Karachi, under the port's first Master, George Parker. His wife Emily gave birth to their daughter Lucy Isabella, in Karachi, in 1864, and a photograph suggests that they also previously had a son. Pertaining to Mason's marine service at the Port of Karachi, which had then just been developed by the British for commerce and shipping before his arrival, the archive summarizes his 30-some years of dedication and highlights some momentous rescues made by him. Included in the papers, are his original Mariner's Register Ticket from 1857, the printed and signed instruction leaf for his first post as a maritime pilot, a further manuscript instructional notice from the Commander-in Chief in 1858, a medical report describing a bout of dysentery in 1871 and naming Mason Senior Pilot of Karachi and Manora Island. Approximately eight letters confirming completion of various posts and commend Mason for his most excellent years of service. Two of the letters are by engineer George Parker who was responsible for the construction projects which converted the harbour into a notable commercial port. Parker also signs an event card for the opening of Erskine Wharf in 1887. One brief letter from Parker is written to Mason himself. A letter from the Commissioner of Sind to George Parker, Master Attendant (afterwards called Port Officer), states that Mason had rescued four horses from drowning in the harbour as a vessel capsized... The photographs are particularly striking views captured during the British Raj, showing cities with dirt streets, horse-drawn carts for transportation, and finely dressed citizens. Scenes include a funeral procession for a man of the Indian Army, a fire being extinguished with a steam-powered cart, women filling large clay water jars, a hospital building, and assortments of ships large and small at growing port towns. Most photographs are placed within a large album; seven are mounted to the leafs. (Three additional photographs appear to be taken on the Suez Canal and in Egypt.) Excerpts from the manuscript letters: Sydney, 2 February 1859. "This is to certify that the bearer Mr. R. H. Mason has sailed with me on board the Brigantine Comet of the Port of Sydney for the period of nine /9/ months as Chief Officer... Alex. Barnack, Master." Bombay, 17 February 1875. "... Mr. R. H. Mason served under my orders at Kurrachee [Karachi] from June 21st 1859 until May 8th 1873 when I quitted the Station. Mr. Mason first joined the station as Senior Pilot... during the last few years performed the dutoes of Master of the Tug Vessel Manord in addition to those of his own office... acted in my absence as Master Attendant of the Port of Kurrachee... a steady Seaman and trustworthy and zealous Officer... [Signed] L. Gibb. " 1 September 1875. "Mr. Mason, I was very glad to see the mail steamer brought in so well last night... Yours truly, [signed] Geog. Parker." Karachi, 7 October 1882. "Mr. Mason, holds excellent testimonials granted by officers of the Indian Army under whom he has served during a long and faithful career extending over some 26 years." End excerpts. The area of Karachi in Sindh, Pakistan, has a natural harbor and has been used as fishing port by local fisherman belonging to Sindhi tribes since prehistory. In 1838, the British launched their campaigns against the Russian Empire in Central Asia and Afghanistan from Karachi. The British occupied Karachi during the First Anglo-Afghan War in 1839, and after annexation in February, the city developed rapidly. The town was later annexed to the British Indian Empire when Sindh was conquered by Charles James Napier in Battle of Miani on February 17, 1843. Karachi was made the capital of Sindh in the 1840s. On Napier's departure it was added along with the rest of Sindh to the Bombay Presidency, a move that caused considerable resentment among the native Sindhis. The British recognized the importance of the city as a military cantonment and as a port for exporting the produce of the Indus River basin, and rapidly developed its harbour for shipping. The foundations of a city municipal government were laid down and infrastructure development was undertaken. From circa 1850, Karachi was the first port of call for some. In 1856 the British government saw it fit to improve the port, hiring James Walker to propose hydraulic and engineering plans, based on already existing surveys made by the British East India Company. Upon receiving a favourable report, the Government of Bombay appointed Captain George Parker as Master Attendant to implement Walker's engineering recommendations, effectively creating the foundation for Karachi's future prosperity. In 1857, the Indian Mutiny broke out in South Asia and the 21st Native Infantry stationed in Karachi declared allegiance to rebels, joining their cause on 10 September 1857. Nevertheless, the British were able to quickly reassert control over Karachi and defeat the uprising. In 1864, the first telegraphic message was sent from India to England when a direct telegraph connection was laid between Karachi and London. In 1878, the city was connected to the rest of British India by rail. Public building projects such as Frere Hall (1865) and the Empress Market (1890) were undertaken. In 1876, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was born in the city, which by now had become a bustling city with Temples, mosques, churches, courthouses, markets, paved streets and a magnificent harbour. By 1899 Karachi would become the largest wheat exporting port in the east. [A "Maritime Pilot" or "Pilot of the Port" is a mariner who guides ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbours or river mouths. Pilotage is one of the oldest professions, as old as sea travel itself, and it is one of the most important in maritime safety. The oldest recorded history dates back to about the 7th century BC. In English Law, Section 742 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 defines a pilot as "any person not belonging to a ship who has the conduct thereof".] . Very Good.

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        A New General Biographical Dictionary

      London: Fellowes, Rivington et al. 1857 - 12 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and most attractive floral gilt tooling to the panels. An exceptionally handsome set of this great work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arena des H. Weitzmann auf dem Paradeplatz. Vierte grosse Vorstellung. Erste Abtheilung. Akrobatische Lufttänze. Zweite Abtheilung. La boule Indianne ... Herkulische Kraftproduktionen. Zum Schluß: Darstellung optischer Nebelbilder und Chromatropen.

      Frankfurt, J. G. Müller, 29. August 1857.Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 35 x 25,5 cm. Mit einer Auflistung der 12 gezeigten Nebelbilder. Bücher de

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        THE PROFESSOR

      1857 - [two volumes, original cloth] A Tale. By Currer Bell. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. 2 pp undated Vol I ads; 8 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated June 1857 Vol II ads. Original blind-stamped greyish-purple cloth. First Edition of Charlotte Brontë's first novel written -- but last to be published. Although the publication of the three Brontë sisters' POEMS, in 1846, had failed miserably (selling just two copies in its first month), they were each encouraged enough to try writing a novel. Anne ("Acton Bell") wrote AGNES GREY and Emily ("Ellis Bell") wrote WUTHERING HEIGHTS, while Charlotte wrote THE PROFESSOR -- an intensely autobiographical tale, recalling her own experience of teaching at a school in Brussels, where she unhappily fell in love with her employer "the professor." Although it was Charlotte who made the rounds of the publishers, pushing the three novels, only her two sisters' novels were accepted for publication (together in three volumes, in 1847). Encouraged by Smith Elder's rejection letter of THE PROFESSOR, Charlotte quickly worked up another tale, which came to be published as JANE EYRE, also in 1847. Several years later, Charlotte re-worked THE PROFESSOR into a somewhat similar tale titled VILLETTE (the city of "Villette" being a fictional Brussels) -- which, with her pseudonymous fame from Jane Eyre, was readily published by Smith Elder in 1853, the year before her death. Three years after her death, Smith Elder (with the blessing of her husband, who wrote a brief Preface here) published the original THE PROFESSOR, which they had rejected ten years earlier.~This copy is in the primary binding of blind-stamped greyish-purple cloth (there was a secondary binding, two-volumes-in-one in green cloth, within which the remaining sheets were bound beginning in 1858 or 1859).~These two volumes were at some point (unnecessarily) re-cased and perhaps re-backed, preserving the intact cloth casings and the original pale-yellow endpapers. There is very little external wear -- just a peek of wear at the Vol I spine ends and a faint crease across a corner of the Vol I front board; the endpapers of course are cracked at the gutter, but the volume is tight. It is not easy to find a better-looking set. Smith 7 (pp 162-166); Sadleir 347; Wolff 827; Parrish p. 96. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth . . . With an Account of the Emperor's Life after his Abdication

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1857, 1857. First American Edition. BAL 16362 (Prescott). Edges a little rubbed; very nice set.. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary brown quarter calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait. William Robertson's History of Charles the Fifth, with an afterward by William Hickling Prescott. From the library of Edith Wharton, with her Pavillon Colombe bookplate, designed by D. B. Updike, on the front paste-downs. Edith Wharton left her library to be divided between Wiliam Tyler and Kenneth Clark, in trust for his son Colin. The Colin Clark portion is now at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Mass; the Tyler portion was destroyed in the bombing of London in 1940.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Madame Bovary

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first trade issue with "Senart" for "Senard" on the dedication page. Two volumes, in contemporary half leather binding with a bit of restoration, bound without publisher's catalog at rear. Owner names at front of each volume, sporadic age spotting to pages. A charming copy of the author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hunter's Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec.

      - Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1857. 8vo, 66, (4, ads)pp. Huge folding panorma at the front that extends out almost 12 feet, and several illustrations from woodcuts in the text, some full-page. Original red cloth, pictorial gilt upper cover. Neatly restored, a very good copy rare with the folding panorama undamaged. First edition, scarce thus, (also found in green cloth). An important Canadian book illustrated by Waud, an English artist who did a lot of work for American periodicals. As a Canadian imprint, one should not be surprised to see "Cleaveland" spelled thus on the engraved title. Sabin 33938. Hamilton 1260. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Schafstall auf Silk am Flusse der Bille (Reinbek). Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1857 - Monogrammiert "C M" und datiert. Rücks. auf einem Klebeetikett von alter Hand bezeichnet "Schaafstall auf Silk am Flusse der Bille". Blattfüllende, bildhaft ausgeführte und detailliert gezeichnete Landschaft. Die kleine Fachwerkscheune ist im Mittelgrund von hohen Bäumen umgeben, im Vordergrund grasen Schafe. Weiter hinten sind Menschen bei der Arbeit auf dem Feld zu sehen. - Die oberen Ecken sind gerundet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        THE PROFESSOR

      1857. [two volumes, original cloth] A Tale. By Currer Bell. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. 2 pp undated Vol I ads; 8 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated June 1857 Vol II ads. Original blind-stamped greyish-purple cloth. First Edition of Charlotte Brontë's first novel written -- but last to be published. Although the publication of the three Brontë sisters' POEMS, in 1846, had failed miserably (selling just two copies in its first month), they were each encouraged enough to try writing a novel. Anne ("Acton Bell") wrote AGNES GREY and Emily ("Ellis Bell") wrote WUTHERING HEIGHTS, while Charlotte wrote THE PROFESSOR -- an intensely autobiographical tale, recalling her own experience of teaching at a school in Brussels, where she unhappily fell in love with her employer "the professor." Although it was Charlotte who made the rounds of the publishers, pushing the three novels, only her two sisters' novels were accepted for publication (together in three volumes, in 1847). Encouraged by Smith Elder's rejection letter of THE PROFESSOR, Charlotte quickly worked up another tale, which came to be published as JANE EYRE, also in 1847. Several years later, Charlotte re-worked THE PROFESSOR into a somewhat similar tale titled VILLETTE (the city of "Villette" being a fictional Brussels) -- which, with her pseudonymous fame from Jane Eyre, was readily published by Smith Elder in 1853, the year before her death. Three years after her death, Smith Elder (with the blessing of her husband, who wrote a brief Preface here) published the original THE PROFESSOR, which they had rejected ten years earlier.~This copy is in the primary binding of blind-stamped greyish-purple cloth (there was a secondary binding, two-volumes-in-one in green cloth, within which the remaining sheets were bound beginning in 1858 or 1859).~These two volumes were at some point (unnecessarily) re-cased and perhaps re-backed, preserving the intact cloth casings and the original pale-yellow endpapers. There is very little external wear -- just a peek of wear at the Vol I spine ends and a faint crease across a corner of the Vol I front board; the endpapers of course are cracked at the gutter, but the volume is tight. It is not easy to find a better-looking set. Smith 7 (pp 162-166); Sadleir 347; Wolff 827; Parrish p. 96.

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        Letters from High Latitudes; being Some Account of a Voyage in the Schooner Yacht ''Foam,'' 85 O.M. to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856.

      John Murray, London. 1857 - First edition. Octavo. pp xx, 424. Illustrations and three folding maps. Period binding of full green calf with raised bands, gilt rules, marbled edges and endpapers. A groundbreaking comic travelogue which quickly went into several editions, this, the first, being quite scarce. Tim Moore in his recent book, Frost on my Moustache, retraces Dufferin's travels and subjects them to his own brand of humour.Rebacked with original spine relaid and new spine label. On the verso of the front free endpaper is a contemporary gift inscription (to Richard Hugh Cholmondeley). On the front pastedown is the travel-themed pictorial bookplate of Beekman Pool. A bit of foxing here and there. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Little Dorrit.

      8vo, sometime bound by Gilbert Brothers in full dark blue calf gilt, boards with elaborate floral borders within triple-ruled gilt fillets enclosing blind roll-tooled floral borders within triple-ruled blind fillets, spine gilt in compartments, one with contrasting morocco lettering piece, others richly decorated in gilt, gilt roll-tooled board edges, gilt roll-tooled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page and engraved plates by H.K. Browne; a handsome copy. First edition. No half-title, but not called for by Smith (Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth).

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Waverley Novels.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1857-9. 48 volumes, small octavo (164 x 99 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, green and dark red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispieces and vignettes. Pages a little browned and some mild scattered foxing, spines and boards just a little rubbed, an excellent set. A handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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