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2009-03-14 23:19:23
Beaufort, Sir Francis; Pearce, Stephen; Scott, James
London: Henry Graves and Comp., 1857. Undetermined. very good. Wonderfull mezzotint portrait of Beaufort sitting at a desk holding his glasses. Image size is 34 X 42 cm. The print is wide margined with a good deep impression of the plate. Other than very minor soiling in very nice bright condition. very good This is one of the series of Stephen Pearce portraits of famous polar explorers which were engraved into fine mezzotint prints. This image being based on an original presented to Greenwich Hospital. 1857
Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC [Calgary, AB, Canada]
2009-03-13 12:11:51
Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863)
London: Bradbury & Evans. Book. Octavo (8vo). English novel; first edition; 24 nos.; 23cm; frontispiece; illustrations; 44 plates; added title pages, engraved and illustrated; red morocco solander case; 24 numbers issued monthly, November, 1857, to October, 1859, in illustrated yellow paper covers; title page, contents, list of plates, etc., for volume 1 at end of number 12; for volume 2 at end of no. 24. Very good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2009-03-12 23:17:28
Fra H.C.Andersens bibliotek. (Maclaren, Archibald)
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts: London 1857 - 279 p. Meget sjælden bog fra HCA's bibliotek. Med signeret indskrift af H.C.Andersen. Inscribed by Hans Christian Andersen. Foræret mig af forfatteren da jeg i 1857 var i England. Signeret H.C.Andersen Hardcover decorated contemporary cloth. Uncut . Binding with waterdamage, probably from weather conditions during his return from England to Denmark. Content with some rubbing and a few spots. Housed in a professional fine canvas bookcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat [Denmark]
2009-03-11 21:22:17
Schmidl, Adolf u. W. F. Warhanek.
Wien, L. C. Zamarski, 1857. 8°. 4 Bll., XXXVIII, 641 (1) S., HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe dieses wichtigen, die ganze Monarchie umfassenden österreichischen Ortslexikons mit Angaben zu den Städten bis zu den kleinen Gemeinden. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Oberes Kapital m. kl. Fehlstelle. Titel gestempelt. Vereinzelt einige Bleistiftanstreichungen. Tlw. gebräunt bzw. (stock-) fleckig. Das letzte weiße Blatt mit Läsuren u. alten Schreibproben. - Wurzbach XXX, 203ff.; Gräffer/C. IV, 556. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Schmidl, Warhanek, Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich. Geografisch, statistisch, topogrtafisch mit alfabetischem Ortslexikon
Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes [Graz, Austria]
2009-03-06 14:13:45
PEALE, REMBRANDT (1778-1860) American Neoclassical painter, the second son of Charles Wilson Peale, Peale is best known for his portraits of such prominent Americans as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
- This fine letter was likely written to Asher B. Durand, one of the founders of the popular Hudson River School of landscape painting. A scarce and desirable letter. To Mr. Durand. "After you left me this morning it occurred to me that possibly in your next number you would give a few words on the Exhibition here - In this case you might say that it contained nothing from my pencil, & that I preferred to send a portrait, my last work in my 80th Year, to the New York Academy. If amiss - excuse me. / Which I have done - That of a Young Man." Nicely signed, ÒRembrandt Peale.Ó
Bookseller: Schulson Autographs
2009-03-05 16:20:02
Trials; Marriage Law. Criminal Conversations
1857. London, c.1857. Criminal Conversation's Influence on Later Divorce Law [Trials]. [Marriage Law]. Crim. Con. Actions and Trials and Other Proceedings Relating to Marriage Before the Passing of the Present Divorce Act. London: N.p, c.1857. [iv], 110, [2] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked retaining portions of original backstrip, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities, offsetting and foxing to endleaves, light toning to text. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $250. * Only edition. With two cases involving Thomas Erskine as counsel. "Actions for what was formerly known...as crim[inal] con[versation] were nominally abolished thirty years ago: that they were not actually got rid of, as will presently be shewn, is evident from the wording of the Divorce Act.... It is a remarkable fact, however, that in spite of the loose wording of the Act, such actions have become of such a rare occurrence as to be virtually at an end, and what the Act was intended to bring about, while failing to do it technically, has yet to come to pass. The object of the following pages is to show the nature of the legal proceedings formerly in vogue as necessary before an injured husband could clear himself of an adulterous wife and marry again, and a number of interesting cases, which attracted a deal of public attention, in their day, are given, from which it may be readily perceived with what facility conspiracy and fraud could be perpetuated.": Preface [iii]. Not in Sweet & Maxwell or the British Museum Catalogue.
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2009-03-03 23:15:57
Hawks, Francis L.
Washington, A. O. P. Nicholsen, Printer, and Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer (vol. 3), 1856, 1857. 4to. XVII, 537; (8), 414, XI; XLIII, 705 S. Mit 110 (von 113) lith. Tafeln, 3 farb. Faksimiles, 14 Schrifttafeln, 351 (von 352) astronomischen Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 16 lith. Diagrammtafeln, 23 teils gef. lith. Karten und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Geprägte Orig.-Leinwandbände. Erste Ausgabe. - Band 2 mit der Jahreszahl "1856" auf Titel, Vorwort jedoch datiert "1857". - Band 1: fehlen 2 Tafeln (Street in Napha, Lew Chew und Inner harbor and ruins, Timagusko). - Band 2: fehlen die Seiten 257-262 sowieTafel Nr. 6 in der Sektion "Ornithology"). - Band 3: fehlt Tafel Nr. 66. - Einbände berieben und fleckig, Gelenke teils mit Einrissen. Wenige Lagen lose bzw. gelockert. Band 3 gebräunt und teils wasserfleckig.
Bookseller: Manfred Nosbuesch [Kuchenheim, Germany]
2009-02-28 02:16:09
Parent-Duchatelet, A(lexandre)-J(ean)-B(aptiste)
Paris Baillière, 1857. XXIII, 732 S.; 2 Bl., 892 S. Mit Stahlstich-Porträt, 2 gestochenen Faltplänen und gestochener Falttabelle. 8°. Leder der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern, reicher Kanten- und Rückenvergoldung sowie marmoriertem Schnitt. Dritte und beste Original-Ausgabe des Klassikers der Sitten- und Sozialgeschichte, erstmals 1836 aus dem Nachlaß des Pariser Arztes Parent-Duchatelet (1790-1836) herausgegeben. - "Nach jeder Beziehung hin eine vorzügliche Schrift; überraschende Resultate langjähriger mühevoller Untersuchungen" (Hayn/Gotendorf). - Teils etwas stockfleckig, einige schwache Wasserränder außerhalb des Textes, beide Titel mit sauberem Namensstempel. Die sehr dekorativen Einbände minimal beschabt. *Gay/Lemonnyer I, 803 f. Hayn/Gotendorf VI, 91. - Vgl. Garrison/Morton 1607. Hirsch/Hübotter IV, 504. Waller 7195. Gewicht (Gramm): 2200 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel [Germany]
2009-02-17 14:10:50
A.J. Hill
1857 - An extremely rare map of Minnesota. I could only find a few references to this map in over 20 years of recorded sales. Maps published in St Paul during this time period are few and far between.
Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.
2009-02-15 13:15:51
HOMANS, J. Smith, ed
New York: Derby and Jackson, 1857. Illus. 217pp. + ad pages. 8vo, original cloth; (spine ends worn and repaired, corners lightly bumped, cloth lightly soiled, otherwise very good). N.Y. : Derby and Jackson, 1857. This register was published several months before the beginning of the Panic of 1857 which occurred in August of that year. During that economic depression many banks had runs on their deposits. Many also failed. This register provides many statistics on the banking industry right before it was affected by the Panic of 1857. Lists include: Banks in the United States by geography, with the name of their President and amount of Capital; Banks in London; Banks in New York City with the name of the President, amount of Capital, and dividend information. Also contains extensive statistics on the Cotton trade and its production. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-02-13 07:20:00
RONSARD, Pierre de.
chez P. Jannet - A. Franck 1857-1867, Paris. 170x100mm, Percaline rouge, tranches non rognées, couleur du dos passé
Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis [Russy, FR, Switzerland]
2009-02-12 03:12:04
Lissajous, Jules Antoine
Mallet-Bachelier, Paris. Lissajous Figures: Inscribed Presentation Copy of the Very Rare Offprint Lissajous, Jules Antoine (1822-80). Memoire sur l'Etude optique des mouvements vibratoires. Offprint from Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 51 (1857). 8vo. 87, [1]pp. 2 folding plates with tissue guards. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. 223 x 147 mm. Plain green wrappers c. 1857, front wrapper with author's signed presentation inscription: "A Monsieur Vincent de l'Institut, Souvenir affectueux de l'auteur, J. Lissajous." First signature a bit browned, title a little soiled, scattered foxing especially on tissue guards, otherwise fine. 2 sheets ms. calculations laid in, probably by the recipient of the offprint. First Separate Edition. Lissajous's most comprehensive paper on his optical method of studying vibration, which gave rise to the widely used "Lissajous figures," defined mathematically as curves in the xy plane generated by the functions y = a sin (w1t + q1) and x = b sin (w2t + q2) where w1 and w2 are small integers. "Like some other physicists of his time, Lissajous was interested in demonstrations of vibration that did not depend on the sense of hearing. . . . [His] most important research, first described in 1855, was the invention of a way to study acoustic vibrations by reflecting a light beam from the vibrating object onto a screen. . . . Lissajous produced two kinds of luminous curves. In the first kind, light is reflected from a tuning fork (to which a small mirror is attached), and then from a large mirror that is rotated rapidly. . . . The second kin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience [Novato, CA, U.S.A.]
2009-02-12 00:19:53
Lando, Ortensio (Landi; 1512-53).
A Rouen, Chez Jacques Caillove', dans la court du Palais. Undated (Ca. first half of the seventeenth century). - Size of the binding: 3 inches x 5 1/2 in., title-page with woodcut design; dedication, with woodcut design repeated on p. [6]. 384 pp., some pages are misnumbered (pp. 169-173). French text with early 17th century spellings & typography. Old, full, brown calf with a red morocco title label on the spine, gilt-lettered: Questi D'Amour, and with gilt designs, triple-line gilt borders around the covers, gilt inner leather turn-ins; all edges stained red, light green, silk bookmarker ribbon bound in, marbled endpapers. The spine ends, cover corners and edges show wear, with leather worn off the cover corners; some pages show slightly trimmed top-edges, small stains, spots, light worming to the lower margins of p. 241-257, a few small paper repairs (p. 61), tears in pp. 281-282, a few small, marginal pencil marks, small tears, upper corner creasing to pp. 345-346. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), inserted in this copy. Scarce item. Brunet, Volume 4; column/page: 1015, mentions the undated Caillove printing, and one dated 1635. "Autres Questions enigmatiques fort joyeuses", are at pp. 374-378; "Demandes Gentilles et Responces non asiniques, mais subtiles", are at pp. 379-384. This copy contains an earlier French catalogue entry (possibly for this copy), which has been clipped and pasted to the back of the front marbled free endpaper: "Lando (Hortensius). Questions diverses, et responces d'icelles. Divisees en tro … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2009-02-01 17:10:21
ERICSSON, John (1803 - 1889)
1 page, 10 x 8 inches, no place, August 8, 1857. Rare and early autographed letter signed by the Swedish-born American engineer and inventor of advances in ship-building, regarding his "caloric" (steam) engine invention, in part: "...Of course we cannot test our obion system unless we have a boat that will float in open water and, if we fail, you then meant, a tight boat to put the caloric engine into..." Blind-stamped in the upper left corner. Blue wax-crayon checkmark through the date; light glue stain on the back; natural folds. Very good(-) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2009-01-29 05:13:02
ROYAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN ANTIQUITIES
Thiele; Leipzig: Lorck; London: Williams & Norgate, Copenhagen, 1857. Folio, 10pp. of text descriptive of the 21 steel engraved plates; plates primarily of coins and medals, plates, shields, and spears, at least 200 examples all told. Nice copy in contemporary quarter tan sheep over speckled paper-covered boards, red morocco label on spine. With 2 title-pp. and parallel text in double column. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
2009-01-26 11:15:15
Walpole Horace (ed. Peter Cunningham)
Richard Bentley, London, 1857-1859, 1sts, in eight volumes expanded to nine, large 8vo, illustrated, in original gilt-decorated and embossed cloth, sunned at spines, corners occasionally bumped, but a very nice set..
Bookseller: Glenbower Books [Dublin, Ireland]
2009-01-23 12:12:20
JUVENILE
(1857). (JUVENILE). JACK, THE GIANT KILLER. Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazard, 1857. Seven full-page wood-engravings, plus one illustration to each cover, are printed in color. 16pp. 8vo., illustrated flexible cloth covers, printed entirely on cloth. This book is advertised on its front cover as being one of Hazard's everlasting and indestructible toy books, and it is true. This book appears to have received a great deal of attention, as it is rather heavily soiled throughout, with a medium-size stain to the fore-edge of the covers and a few of the leaves; yet it remains firmly bound and is easy to read.
Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2009-01-18 22:13:42
A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
Bradbury, Evans and Co. London n.d. (1857). 5 ½ in. x 8 ½ in. Two volumes. Vol. I—xviii, 320 pp; Vol. II—304 pp. Illustrated in both color and b/w drawings. Plate No. 1 in Vol. I is re-mounted. Dark blue morocco leather with gilt titling on spine. Top edges gilt. Bindings show light wear and slight rubbing. Bookplate of William G. Mather (1857-1951), a Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector. Vol. I shows early inscriptions in ink on fly leaf and half-title: F. A. Graham (New York) from L. Gilbert. Total weight is 3 lbs. Postage may be extra for this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc. [Brecksville, OH, U.S.A.]
2009-01-10 04:14:56
BELL, CURRER. (CHARLOTTE BRONTE)
London: Smith, Elder & Company , 1857. Two volumes. Signed binding by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Single gilt-ruled cover borders. Panelled spines with gilt titles and panel margins. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Essentially without wear. Bound with half-titles, two pages of advertisements in Volume 1 and eight pages of advertisements in Volume 2. Internally clean and crisp. A finely-bound set of this Charlotte Bronte tale. See Sadlier 347 and Parrish 96. 294-258pp.. First Edition.. Full Forest-Green Morocco. Nearly Fine./No Jacket. Octavo.
Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB [Prairie Vlg, KS, U.S.A.]
2009-01-03 17:44:56
Cousins, Samuel, Kupferstecher (1801-1887).
Camden Square [London], 9. X. 1857.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An I. N. Robinson: "Pray accept my best thanks for the trouble you have taken to solve the question of my friend Mr. Cotton. I had not the last idea that I was asking so much of your nature for my memory would not serve me to recall more than half a dozen Sir Joshuas, and, it appears there are no less than twentyseven! Mr. Cotton will now be satisfied I trust. My sisters inform me that you will be coming to Town about the end of this month [...] we will do our best to make you comfortable - I may mention that we can prepare a dressing room to the Bedroom you have [...]". - Die Arbeiten Samuel Cousins', Schüler des großen Mezzotintstechers S. W. Reynolds, zeichnen sich "durch große Zartheit und Mannigfaltigkeit der Behandlungsweise [aus] und repräsentieren - [...] höchst raffinierte und getreue graphische Übersetzungen der malerischen Struktur ihrer Originalvorlagen" (Thieme/B. VIII, 599f. Cousins schuf u. a. Reproduktionen von Werken von Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, John Millais und Sir Edwin Landseer. - Bl. 1 (recto) und Bl. 2 mit unbedeutenden Montageresten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2009-01-03 11:11:53
Loeve-Weimars (baron) François Adolphe 1801 1854
1 manuscrit autographe signé 11 In-8 15/07/1857 Ratures et corrections. déchirure au coin inf. droit du premier feuillet. Article signé Loeve, intitulé "Théâtre du Lyceum. Fra Diavolo". (Depuis sa création, en 1830, le succès de l'opéra d'Auber, Fra Diavolo, ne se dément pas. En 1856-1857, Auber le traduit en italien et le transforme en opéra bouffe. La version est donnée pour la première fois à Londres, au Théâtre du Lyceum, le 9 juillet 1857, par le Royal Italian Opera). L'auteur de cet article fait un compte rendu élogieux de la nouvelle version. «C'est, je le répète, une admirable idée d'avoir ajouté au répertoire des opéras bouffes de Donizetti et de Rossini, un ouvrage du compositeur français qui, après Boieldieu, écrit le mieux pour les voix [.]». Journaliste et historien. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Traces Ecrites [Paris, France]
2008-12-31 23:10:37
[GASKELL, E[lizabeth] C.]
D. Appleton & Co, 1857. First American edition, 2 vols., sm. 8vo, viii, 285; viii, 269; engraved frontis portrait plus one engraved plate; bound without ads or half-titles in contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, green and black morocco labels on spines; very good set. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [US]
2008-12-28 03:11:28
DICKENS, CHRRLES
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. Recently rebound , marbled boards. New green endpapers. Spine in five panels, gilt designs and lettering. Thirty-nine full-page illustrations by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Engraved title-page facing the frontispiece with slight off-setting on each page. All plates are fresh and clean with almost no foxing or peripheral browning. Two books in one, issued with no half-title preceding the first book "Poverty". Half-title is present preceding the second book, "Riches" at p. (321). Three-line errata note at foot of p. xiv. First issue points are present including B2 for BB2 on p.371, use of Rigaud for Blandois on pp. 467-74, spelling and punctuation mark flaws as called-for in Smith. A kindly rebound copy, bound from the original parts with stab holes present. 625pp. See Eckels pp.82-85, Smith 1:12, Podeschi A141. . First Edition.. 1/4 Brown Morocco. Essentially No Wear to Binding/No Jacket. Octavo.
Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB [Lake Quivira, KS, U.S.A.]
2008-12-06 23:18:32
DUFOUR, A. H.
Paris, Paulin & Le Chevalier, 1857. Engraved map in 4 sheets, coloured in outlines, 117 x 158 cm, with 5 insert maps of the most important towns, engraved by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 13-16. Géographie moderne, pl. 4-8. KEYWORDS:france/maps.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Hoofddorp, Netherlands]
2008-12-06 23:18:32
DUFOUR, A. H.
Paris, Paulin & Le Chevalier, 1857. Engraphed map, coloured in outlines, 75 x 55 cm, engraved by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 24. Géographie moderne, pl. 15. KEYWORDS:italy/maps.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Hoofddorp, Netherlands]
2008-12-06 23:18:32
DUFOUR, A. H.
Paris, Paulin & Le Chevalier, 1857. Engraved map, coloured in outlines, , 75 x 55 cm, engraved by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 37. Géographie moderne, pl. 28. KEYWORDS:united states/north america/maps.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Hoofddorp, Netherlands]
2008-12-05 16:35:40
DICKENS, CHARLES:
London: Bradbury & Evans 1857. With 40 plates by H.K. Browne. XIV + 626 pp. Bound in one later full polished calfbinding, inner and outer borders gilt, spine richly gilt, top edge gilt. All plates slightly foxed. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Bound together with 6 orig. monthly parts (1-5, December 1855-April 1856, and the double-number 19-20, June 1857 all with frontcovers, adds and backcovers). Inserted before frontispiece: a handwritten slip from Henry Sotheran & Co. stating that this copy was bound from the orig. parts, dated August 31, 1884. First edition, 1st issue. With signature BB2 signed B2. Lacking the little white errata slip. Eckel pp. 82.
Bookseller: Grosells Antikvariat [DK]
2008-12-05 12:17:19
Snow, W Parker
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - xv, 376pp; vii, 368pp. 3 folding charts and plans and 6 chromolithographed plates. The author was the captain of the vessel 'Allen Gardiner' and recounts his experiences of working for the Patagonian Missionary Society. In addition to the contents on the Falkland Islands, the appendix to volume II contains further details including a section entitled 'Remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement'. Also 'Summary of Geological, Botanical, and other Notes, Falkland Islands'. G : in Good condition in original cloth. Cover lightly bumped. Slight darkening to page ends and browning to frontis plate of volume II. Half title missing from volume II. Ex-lib. - Cruising Association. Bookplates and gilt stamp on upper covers and number on spines Blue embossed hardback cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd
2008-12-05 12:17:19
Snow (W.Parker)
London, 1857 - FIRST EDITION, 3 charts, plan and 6 coloured lithograph plates, 2 vols, sm. 8vo, contemporary half calf, green letter-pieces, Sabin 85559, Spence 1141.The appendix contains remarks on the Falkland Islands as a Penal Settlement and a summary of their geological and botanical plants. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Reg & Philip Remington ABA ILAB
2008-12-03 18:16:37
MacDonald, George
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London, 1857. 12mo, HB, 395pp. Good condition. Green cloth, cream leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Green cloth lifting lightly in two places on front edge. Bumped and rubbed at edges and at corners, teg, other edges uncut, spine a bit grubby, marbled eps, cover a little soiled, owner's name on title page. A very nice copy of this rare volume by George MacDonald, published just two years after 'Within and without', and a year before 'Phantastes'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: City Basement Books [Melbourne, VIC, Australia]
2008-12-02 05:15:01
Bianchi Nicomede
Dai Tipi di Luigi Sambolino, Savona, 1857. Perdita dell'angolino basso delle primissime pagine XII + 603 p. in-8
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare [roma, ROMA, Italy]
2008-11-27 16:07:46
Maury, Alfred, Francis Pulszky, J Aitken Meigs, J C Nott, Geo R Gliddon
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1857, First edition. Hardcover, large 4to., in handsome 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards, gilt title and raised bands on spine. Large fold-out, plus color lithograph plates. 656 pp., clean and unmarked text, illustrated (including fold-outs). Near Fine, with slight rubbing to leather, a bit of wear to edges, some scuffing to boards, bookplate to front pastedown. Tight binding. Digital images available upon request.
Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB
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2008-11-26 16:14:07
Morse, Charles W., Samuel N. Gaston, Charles Colby.
New York: Samuel N. Gaston, 1857. Small square 4to (7"x6"). Full modern dark brown morroco leather with two green morocco leather labels with gilt lettering on spine. Top text block has a black smudge. A couple pages in middle have black smudges in top right corner. This book has 55 hand watercolored maps of the World, the Americas and all the American states as of 1850, rare maps of the Western territories, and maps of South America. Overall EXCELLENT condition. Just excellent.. Full Morocco Leather. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.
Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries [Frontenac, MO, U.S.A.]
2008-11-26 13:56:52
Harvey, William Henry
London: Published by Lovell Reeve, , 1857. Published by Lovell Reeve, London, 1857 First Edition. Hardback. , atlas rubbed at corners and spine, part of cloth slightly faded, plates clean and bright, in very good condition; synopsis rubbed at corners and spine ends, front and rear hinges cracked, lower front and rear joint split, firmly bound, previous owner's bookplate and neat inscription at front, in good+ condition. Quarto, and small octavo. , Atlas - xii, 80 pages of plates with 384 lithographic illustrations in colour, Synopsis - viii, 219 pages including index at rear , Atlas - half maroon leather and cloth, gilt titles and floral decoration to front on calf label, 5 raised bands, gilt ruled, red speckled edges; Synopsis - green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt seaweed vignette to front
Bookseller: Keoghs Books [Stroud, United Kingdom]
2008-11-24 23:11:14
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris & London: Ledot ainé & E. Gambart & Co, April 1857. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Becquet of Paris. 23 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' This dramatic scene shows a male Kestrel battling with a grass snake amongst the ivy on top of an old wall, a pine tree behind. Uniquely, Traviès produced two versions of this plate: the present image, and then a slightly smaller version with the scene reversed. The two versions have different printers and publishers. The male Kestrel can be identified by the blue-gray head and a tail with a black tip which develop when they are a year old, the females remain a fawn and black colour. This scene is unusual, and the Kestrel would not have attacked the snake as prey: the usual diet of the Kestrel is beetles, worms and the occasional small mouse. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-24 23:11:14
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris & London: Berrieux and E. Gambert & Co, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 21 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' The Great Grey Shrike, or Butcher Bird, is here shown perched on the ivy-clad branch of an oak tree defending his recently- killed prey (a female Yellowhammer [Emberiza citrinella). The Shrike frequents heathlands across northen Europe into Russia, often favouring silver birch trees, and feeds on small birds, voles and insects. The Shrike gained the alternative name `Butcher Bird' from its habit of hanging dead prey from thorns in thorn trees. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-11-24 23:11:14
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris & London: Berrieux and Gambert, Junin & Co, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 14 9/16 x 20 13/16 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' A male Chaffinch looks warily at the viewer as his mate comes in to land beside him in a small clearing surrounded by bluebells, violets, wild strawberries and the lower branches of an oak sapling. A butterfly, possibly a Gatekeeper, suns itself on the stalk of a bluebell flower Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes...' published simultaneously in Paris and London circ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-11-24 23:11:14
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris & London: Berrieux and Gambert, Junin & Co, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 21 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' Along with the Swallow and Swift, the House Martins are harbingers of summer. Here the birds, having made the incredible journey from southern Africa, are shown in amongst the urban roofs of a French town or city. In the foreground, an individual skims the top of a Horse Chestnut in its search for insects, behind securely attached to the eaves a young bird looks out from a mud nest to be fed by its parent. The feeling of heat, the strong summer light and the evocative wheeling cry of these accomplished fliers are all suggested in this gentle scene. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-11-24 23:11:14
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris: Ledot ainé, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès. 24 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' In this lively scene, full of movement, a male blackbird is shown presenting a caterpillar to his hungry brood of four young . Blackbirds often produce two broods a year, the first in about April and a second in June. To judge from the age of the hatchlings and the state of the surrounding foliage, this is probably a summer brood. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone, and the present lithograph is his own work. It comes from what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes...' published simultaneously in Paris and London circa 1857.
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2008-11-17 19:58:06
Scott, Sir Walter
1857 Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black. 1st Thus Half-Leather. For those who are interested in the works of Sir Walter Scott, this set is a real find. The poetical works of Scott are more important than those of many authors because poetry is how he began his career and he never really stopped telling stories in verse. His fascination with his own country's native poetry led him to compile and publish his first work, The Minstrelsy of the Southern Border. After this he began to write full length books in verse such as The Lay of the Last Minstrel and The Lady of the Lake. Scott was a true scholar of literature as well as poetry and these twelve volumes contain all of his notes and introductions along with various readings and the editor's notes. There is much information and pleasure to be found in this set. The books are bound in half-leather over marbled boards. They are 12mo in size. The endpapers are also marbled. there is some normal shelfwear to the books that has occurred over the years. The spines are very nicely decorated in gilt and each separate volume has a frontispiece as well as a pictorial title page. In four of the volumes the tissue guard (small piece of tissue paper between the frontispiece and the title page) is not present. Most volumes show some shelfwear such as a bit of wear to the top and bottom of the spines and extremities. Volume eight shows particular wear to the spine. All of the bindings are very tight and the textblocks are clean with no foxing. All edges are nicely marbled and within the texts there is also printed the musical scores to the r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Geoffrey's Rare Books [Mesquite, TX, U.S.A.]
2008-11-16 16:38:14
Dahn, Felix, Schriftsteller (1834-1912).
O. O. u. D, 1857. 1/2 S. Qu.-8vo. "Wahre Schönheit ist schöne Wahrheit". - Der Sohn des Schauspielers Friedrich Dahn studierte in München Rechtswissenschaft und Philosophie, habilitierte 1857 an der Univ. München für Deutsches Recht und wurde Mitglied der "Gesellschaft der Krokodile". Seit 1863 a.o.Prof. an der Univ. Würzburg, wechselte er 1872 als Lehrstuhlinhaber an die Univ. Königsberg, 1888 nach Breslau. D. war seit 1872 Mitglied des Gelehrtenausschusses des Germanischen Museums in Nürnberg. Zunächst Autor wissenschaftlicher Literatur, schrieb er später überwiegend historische Romane, darunter den Bestseller "Ein Kampf um Rom". Zu Dahn vgl. Kosch I, 310f.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2008-11-16 09:59:32
TRAVIÈS, Edouard (1809-1865)
Paris & London: E. Savary et Ce. and Gambart Junin et C, [circa 1857]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Traviès, printed by Lemercier of Paris. 21 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches. A fine lithograph by one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, from his finest work 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.' The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae. It is native to the Aru Islands a group of about 95 islands in eastern Indonesia, south west of New Guinea. The first published image of this species appeared in 1750 in George Edwards' Natural History of Birds (see vol.III, plate 110). Daniel Elliot, in his A Monograph of the Paradiseidae (1873) writes `For many years the Birds of Paradise have been known to all persons whose avocations called them to the Moluccas; and the earlier voyagers among those islands entertained strange views regarding these attractive creatures. Their beautiful plummage excited the admiration of the most indifferent person; and the strange tales related of them aroused the fears of the more superstitious of even the reckless mariners'. Edouard Traviès was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviè … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-11-15 20:45:27
EMORY, William H.
A.O.P Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1857. EMORY, William H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, made under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Volume I. [Parts I and II]. Senate. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Ex.Doc. No.108. Washington : A.O.P Nicholson, Printer, 1857. Pp [i]-[xvi],[1]-258,frontis.+ 40 plates (steel engravings) + map + 3 fldg.plans/maps/tables + 5 of 12 colour plates; [i]-viii,[1]-174,+ 21 plates (steel engravings). 4to, rebacked with original blindstamped cloth boards and spine laid on. Part I consists of a description of the country of the boundary area. Part II consists of Geological Reports of C.C. Parry and Arthur Schott; Notes by W.H. Emory; Palaeontology and Geology of the Boundary by James Hall; Description of Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils by T.A. Conrad. Foxing and soiling to endpapers and some plates, else a very good copy. Lacking 7 of the 12 coloured plates and the map from Pat II. 1,000.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.) [Dartmouth, NS, Canada]
2008-11-10 21:45:44
JASMIN, Florencio
- **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4-6 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7-9 EUR.)** Ed. Imp. de La viuda de Sauri e hijo; Barcelona. 1857. Castellano. Pasta española con decoraciones y letras doradas en el lomo. 14x10 cms. 189 pags. Leves puntos de oxido. Mancha que no impide la lectura en pagina 11. Marcas de lapiz en paginas de cortesia del anterior propietario. Por lo demas en muy buen estado de conservacion. POESIA.
Bookseller: Crapze Libros
2008-11-06 08:35:38
DUFOUR, A. H.
Paris, Paulin & Le Chevalier, 1857. Engraved map, coloured in outlines, 55 x 75 cm, engrav. by Ch. Dyonnet. Atlas Universel, pl. 33. Géographie moderne, pl. 24. KEYWORDS:turkey/middle east/maps.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Hoofddorp, Netherlands]
2008-10-21 15:37:03
Cloquet, Jules
Cloquet, Jules (1790-1883). Autograph letter signed to [Jean-Pierre] Dantan jeune (1800-1869). 1 page plus integral address leaf. Paris, 20 March 1857. 208 x 134 mm. One corner of address leaf torn away (not affecting text), minimal foxing, but very good. [With:] Genty, Maurice. Jules-Germain Cloquet (1790-1883). Les biographies médicales 7, no. 9 (September 1933). 261-276pp. 2 plate leaves. Paris: J.-B. Baillière. 257 x 170 mm. Original printed wrappers. Very good. From physician and anatomist Jules Cloquet, author of Anatomie de l'homme (Garrison-Morton 409), the first anatomical atlas illustrated by lithography. His correspondent was French sculptor Jean-Pierre Dantan, called "le jeune" (to distinguish him from his older brother Antoine-Laurent, also a sculptor), best known for his portrait sculptures and his sculptural caricatures. Dantan's marble bust of Cloquet, done in 1866, is illustrated in Genty's biographical notice of Cloquet, a copy of which accompanies this letter. Cloquet was initially trained as an artist; he entered medical school after working as a wax modeler for the Paris Faculty of Medicine. The letter can be translated in part as follows: "My dear friend, I own a certain number of busts, figurines, medallions in plaster, which time, smoke and most of all handling by servants have blackened . . . I would like to have them bronzed by a man who is skilled and honest. You must be well informed on this subject and I beg you to send me his name and address via a word sent through the post . . ." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience [Novato, CA, U.S.A.]
2008-10-15 21:43:18
GENTHE, Arnold (ATHERTON, Gertrude)
(), 1857. A beautiful large (10-3/8" x 13-1/4") silver print portrait of writer Gertrude Atherton (1857 - 1948) SIGNED by the photographer in pencil "Arnold Genthe/N.Y." below the image on the original 14" x 18" mat. Lovely, soft image of this writer best known for her books on California by a photographer also strongly connected to that state. On the verso of the mat are two small New York Historical Society stamps, one dated 5 May 1943, as well as the penciled date 16 March 1943., Photograph, Various chips and tears, some large, along the margins of the mat, but none coming close to either the photograph or Genthe's signature. Mat in Good condition, photograph Fine
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [Fleetwood, PA, UNITED STATES]
2008-10-15 16:57:36
Halsall, John
St. Louis: John Halsall, 1857. A RARE POCKET MAP OF KANSAS CREATED AT A CRITICAL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE TERRITORY Hand colored lithograph with ornate border 25 1/2" x 21" Folded into pocket covers, original brown cloth, "Sectional Map of Kansas J. H. Colton & Co. New-York" lettered in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower cover. As it reads in the lower right: The above Map is correct, So far as the field notes have been reported to this Office. Surveyor Generals Office 1856 Robt. L. Ream Chief Clerk, Surveyor Genls. Office. St. Louis, 1857. This map shows the creeping development that was intruding into eastern Kansas at the time. Although showing only roughly the eastern third of the Territory east of the principal meridian, considerable development is already taking place in the southeast quadrant along the Missouri River, with lesser development spreading out west of there along the Kansas River. Shown are platted townships, existing towns, roads, streams, military posts (including Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, etc.), and several fairly large Native American reservations and land (e.g., Cherokee, Ottawa, Shawnee, etc.), "Santa Fee Road," "Fort Laramie Road," etc. Kansas City, Kansas, does not yet exist.. Book.
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2008-10-11 18:05:13
Kekule, August
C.F. Winter, Leipzig und Heidelberg, 1857. 8°, 4 Bll., 395 S. HLederband d. Zeit. Einband bestoßen und beschabt; Rücken stärker beschabt; kleine Bezugsfehlstelle am oberen Kapital; vorderes Rückengelenk am unteren Kapital ca. 4 cm angeplatzt und hier mit kleinen Fehlstellen; Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Bezugspapierfehlstelle; Ecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; erste Bll. gering fingerfleckig; Papier leicht gebräunt; Stempel auf dem Titel. Erstdruck dieser Pionierarbeit zur organischen Strukturchemie (chemischen Strukturtheorie). Kekule erkennt hier die Vierwertigkeit des Kohlenstoffatoms und entwickelt die Grundzüge der Wertigkeitstheorie (Valenztheorie). Poggendorff I, 1237f. 1100 Gramm.
Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek [Aachen, Germany]
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