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2018-10-29 01:57:16
LIVINGSTONE, David
London: John Murray, 1857. Thick octavo, publisher s decorative brown cloth with gilt lettered spine. First edition, early issue, of Livingstone s first book. Illustrated with 24 full-page engraved plates including folding wood-engraved frontispiece, numerous in-text woodcuts, folding elevation chart and two folding maps with Livingstone s routes hand-colored. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box by the Heritage Bindery. Expertly recased with new endpapers. Interior is very clean and the original cloth is in excellent fresh shape only exhibiting very minor wear. A rare PRESENTATION COPY likely signed in the hand of a John Murray clerk: "Presented to W.H. Wylde from the author" on top of the dedication leaf. W.H. Wylde (1819-1909) was an acquaintance of Livingstone's from the British foreign office. As head of the commercial, consular and Slave Trade Departments of the F.O. from 1859, Wylde received correspondence (and clearly corresponded with) consuls, ambassadors, travelers and diplomats the length and breath of the globe. But it is the West and East Coasts of Africa and in particular the battle to defeat the slave trade (something Livingstone also worked to abolish) and establish legitimate trade in these areas, which dominated Wylde's own career. Durham University has his letter archive which contains correspondence with Livingstone, Layard, Hooker, Burton and other famous explorers. A very ice copy with an excellent presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reginald C. Williams Rare Books [Glendale, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-10-27 02:21:16
LUYS (Jules-Bernard)
Paris, Rignoux, 1857, in-4, 58 pp, couverture d'attente grise de l'époque, pièce de titre papier moderne sur la première, Rarissime thèse inaugurale pour le doctorat en médecine de Luys, présentée le 28 décembre 1857, concernant l'histopathologie de la tuberculose. Le jeune médecin révèle ici sa conception organiciste des maladies en citant, en exergue de son mémoire, Jean Cruveilhier : "Les causes métaphysiques s'évanouiront de la médecine, à mesure que l'anatomie pathologique de texture fera des progrès". Les premiers travaux de Jules-Bernard Luys (1828-1897) ont porté sur les recherches microscopiques, auxquelles il se livra avec assiduité dans le laboratoire de Charles Robin : outre sa thèse, il publia deux communications à la société de biologie en 1855, au sujet d'une ossification de la dure-mère chez une femme de 68 ans et sur des tumeurs multiples du cerveau ; en 1856, il fit paraître un travail sur le microscope et ses applications à l'anatomie pathologique, récompensé par l'Académie de médecine. Luys sera finalement reconnu pour son engagement dans la psychiatrie et la neurologie, en tant qu'émule fervent de Charcot. Nommé médecin-chef de la Charité en 1886, il fondera une école aux pratiques controversées qui jetteront un voile sur la fin de sa carrière. Rousseurs. Cachet du professeur Bogousslavsky. Following Charcot, p. 126. Semelaigne II, p. 138 et suiv. Couverture rigide Bon 58 pp.
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2018-10-26 00:37:17
Molesworth, James Thomas
Bombay printed for Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857. Second edition. Folio, 34 x 26 cm; pp.xxx, 920, [2, errata ]. Later, though not modern, half morocco over cloth, title gilt to spine; corners slightly bumped. Bookplate of Gladstone Library, National Liberal Club, and discreet stamps to title and text; their gilt stamp to upper board. This book is heavy, packed weight 4.5kg, and will incur additional postage.
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-10-24 14:37:28
MESOPOTAMIA]. [Indian Army General Staff].
1857. First edition of a field guide to Mesopotamia (Iraq), published on behalf of the General Staff in India for the use of officers serving in the Mesopotamian campaign during the First World War, stating on the binding and title-page "for official use only". The notes are divided into 8 chapters. The first chapters a recent history of the area, including an account of an expedition to Muhammareh in 1857, describing the political situation in the area and the position of the British. The second chapter describes the geography of the area; the third deals with Iraq's population, listing different tribes and religious groups and the population of several cities; the fourth chapter with the country's resources. The fifth and sixth chapter are the most valuable, dealing with Iraq and Turkey's military and maritime strength. The last two chapters deal with Iraq's administration and communications. Included at the end is a "list of routes", explaining 14 routes from one city to another, an appendix and an index. Appendix A contains a description of Qatar, its "rich and powerful chief" (p. 179) and Doha.With some pencil notes on the title-page. Slightly browned, with a few spots. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2018-10-24 08:20:39
BEECHEY, Frederick William.
Cf. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society I (1857), no. 1, pp. 12-13. Letter by Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), Arctic explorer and from 1855 president of the Royal Geographical Society. The author discusses a paper on the geography of Central Africa which will be read at the Society "tomorrow evening". The paper referred to was James MacQueen's "Notes on the Geography of Central Africa", read on 10 December.The first page of the letter bears the name of "Dr Barth", possibly the German Africa explorer Heinrich Barth. Beechey mentions the possibility of arranging a meeting between the addressee and Sir Roderick Murchison, one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society and Beechey's successor as president. In fine condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2018-10-24 01:11:55
Condition: Acceptable. A Acceptable/Good, very rare, four volume, first edition, hardback books in period, dark red, half-leather binding over combed inked paper covered boards, endpapers and page edges. Amongst other contributions and coloured plates, contains the first published plates of Thomas Rowlandson's illustrations to Willam Coombe's 'Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of the Picturesque' (see pictures). These are the first state plates unobtainable in later publications and some differ from the better known plates in the famous first 'Tour'. This is also the first appearance of Commbe's famous and very popular poem (the poem was written for the pictures and not vice versa). Other plates and works are contained within the volumes. Vol I has a collation sheet tipped in rear listing defects and deviations (see picture). Ex-Wigan Free Public Library reference copies with period library sticker inside front boards and notice of bequeathment from Lieut-Colonel Nathaniel Farington Eckersley, JP (1857-1935) on f.f.e.p.'s (see pictures). Several, small library blind-stamps throughout. Fairly heavy wear to boards, edges, spine ends and corners (see pictures), but tight and bright internally. For all their faults still a very tidy set of very rare publications containing the first edition of Dr. Syntax's first outing. Published by R Ackerman, 1809-11. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: chancebooks2011 [bolton, Lancashire, GB]
2018-10-21 10:18:15
Gounod, Charles, French composer (1818-1893).
[Paris?], 3. IV. 1857. Folio. 4¾ pp. on 4 ff. A fine clean copy for voice and piano with underlined text: "Mes doigts ont flétri ces roses qui tombent en s’effeuillant [.]". - Slightly browned due to paper and small damage to edges.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-10-21 06:32:15
Carvalho, S.N. (Solomon Nunes) (1815-1897)
New York, Cincinnati: Derby & Jackson; H.W. Derby & Co., 1857. New York, Cincinnati: Derby & Jackson; H.W. Derby & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. xvi, 17-250, 130, [iv]. First American edition, first issue with frontispiece and 2 plates. Publisher's ads at rear, dedication page to Mrs. Fremont is present. In Good condition. Brown blind-stamped cloth with some rubbing at corners and edges, elaborately gilt spine, top and bottom of spine a bit rubbed. Yellow end papers with owner inscript in two places (Merrill O. Luce of Middlesex, VT, a Civil War veteran), some moderate foxing throughout, frontis and 2 plates are browned, pg 41/42 has a vertical crack in the top margin, pg 170-171 has dark mark at top gutter (soot?). Section on Mormonism starts new pagination. with pgs 105-119 having a small bump at the fore-edge, otherwise strong and clean. Scarce 1st edition. OCLC 123250640. Carvalho was a city-bred Sephardic Jew who had never ridden a horse, an artist and daguerreotype photographer of Fremont's expedition of 1853 that explored the Rockies for a possible railroad route; the expedition included Mexicans, seasoned explorers and Delaware Indians, and nearly came to tragedy while trying to cross the Rockies in the dead of winter -- Fremont made the group promise they would not resort to cannabalism. Carvalho lost 1/3 of his weight, but survived and eventually made it to Los Angeles where he had to work to get the money to go home. There is a great deal on the Mormons, of course, but also descriptions of a buffalo hunt, muc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Leaf and Stone Books [Canada]
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2018-10-20 10:49:19
MATTHEW C. PERRY
A one-volume contemporary abridgment of the three-volume narrative written by Commodore Mathew C. Perry and his officers describing their 1852-1854 expedition to China and Japan.MATTHEW C. PERRY.Book. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States. Compiled by Francis L. Hawks. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Profusely illustrated, including 68 woodcuts and 11 folding maps. Thick 4to, contemporary calf, rubbed, some foxing, soiling, etc. (Sabin 30958) 624 pp.Historic BackgroundFrom the middle of the 17th to the middle of the 19th century, the empire of Japan remained closed to trade with European nations but for single Dutch ship per year allowed in Nagasaki. In 1852, President Millard Fillmore sent Commodore Matthew C. Perry to Japan to accomplish three objects: protection of American ships and sailors wrecked on or driven by weather to the Japanese islands, permission for American vessels to enter Japanese ports to obtain supplies and make repairs, and permission for American vessels to enter one or more Japanese ports to trade.Perry sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, aboard the USS Mississippiin November 1852 and arrived in Hong Kong in April 1853, when he rendezvoused with the rest of the East India Squadron. In July, Perry took the USS Susquehanna, USS Mississippi, USS Saratoga, and USS Plymouthinto Edo (Tokyo) Bay. He delivered a letter from the President an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller, Inc. [US]
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2018-10-19 23:36:25
McDougall, George F.
London, 1857. xl,530,[1]pp. plus eight color-lithographed plates and folding map. Half title. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Moderate shelf wear. Tiny embossed ownership stamp on front free endpaper. Small ink ownership signature on titlepage, moderate foxing. Very good. Partially unopened. McDougall's narrative of his experiences as master of Kellett's Resolute on the five-ship expedition led by Sir Edward Belcher to continue the Franklin search by way of the Barrow Strait. Eventually the Resolute became icebound and abandoned in 1854. "The author describes the voyage and subsequent months in the Arctic, gives useful description of the ice conditions, the process of wintering the ship and keeping the crew entertained; the sledge journeys, encounters with musk oxen, polar bear, lemmings, ptarmigan and other game, and remarks on the dogs and harness" - ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY. Rarely encountered in the original cloth. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 10603. TPL 3452. SABIN 43183. HILL 1124.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-10-19 08:58:13
MATTHEW C. PERRY
A one-volume contemporary abridgment of the three-volume narrative written by Commodore Mathew C. Perry and his officers describing their 1852-1854 expedition to China and Japan. MATTHEW C. PERRY.Book. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States. Compiled by Francis L. Hawks. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Profusely illustrated, including 68 woodcuts and 11 folding maps. Thick 4to, contemporary calf, rubbed, some foxing, soiling, etc. (Sabin 30958) 624 pp.Historic BackgroundFrom the middle of the 17th to the middle of the 19th century, the empire of Japan remained closed to trade with European nations but for single Dutch ship per year allowed in Nagasaki. In 1852, President Millard Fillmore sent Commodore Matthew C. Perry to Japan to accomplish three objects: protection of American ships and sailors wrecked on or driven by weather to the Japanese islands, permission for American vessels to enter Japanese ports to obtain supplies and make repairs, and permission for American vessels to enter one or more Japanese ports to trade.Perry sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, aboard the USS Mississippiin November 1852 and arrived in Hong Kong in April 1853, when he rendezvoused with the rest of the East India Squadron. In July, Perry took the USS Susquehanna, USS Mississippi, USS Saratoga, and USS Plymouthinto Edo (Tokyo) Bay. He delivered a letter from the President … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc. [White Plains, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-10-19 06:24:21
ANDRÁSY, Emmanuel, Count and others.
Budapest: Armand Geibel. Imprimerie de Jean Herz, 1857. Folio. (63 x 44 cm).Title + 26 leaves of text printed in double column. Without half-title. Original printed wrappers. Later half red morocco over marbled paper boards. A very good copy Chromolithographed frontispiece and 12 plates, 12 chromolithographed vignettes, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic, wood-engraved illustrations. The coloured plates on separate paper and mounted on the pages (except 6 of the full page plates which are printed direct). 'a magnificent book which illustrates every form of sport as practised by the Hungarian nobility in this unrivalled corner of pre-war Europe'. Schwerdt I, 31; cf. Westwood & Satchell p.59. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-18 02:18:39
USED. 1857 Imperial Russia EMPEROR NICHOLAS I ACCESSION TO THE THRONE Russian Book Корф, барон. Восшествие на престол Императора Николая I-го. Третье издание (первое для публики) СПб.: Типография II отделения Собственной Е.И.В. Канцелярии 1857г. Russian Language 236 Pages Size approx. 17 x 26 cm ( 6,8 x 10 Inch) Tittle page with signs of restoration. Please see sample photos for conditions. PAYMENT PayPal SHIPPING & HANDLING ( registered airmail with tracking number). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: PIXSTOCK [Tallinn, Harjumaa, EE]
2018-10-15 01:31:33
BELL, Currer (pseud. Charlotte Bronte)
London: Smith, Elder. Condition: 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. A lovely copy of Bronte's first novel, published posthumously. First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners; internally fresh and fine. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: joehillstrom [Winchester, Virginia, US]
2018-10-14 05:38:42
JACQUELIN DU VAL Camille & FAIRMAIRE Léon
- A. Deyrolle, Paris 1857-1868, 18x28cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Originale.Reliure Edition completa cartoncino nero, retro liscio decorato con le reti, cornici fredde filetti di freddo sul carter, le protezioni e contreplats carta per completare cuve.Ouvrage ornate con 293 piatti finemente colorate, che rappresentano circa 1.600 tipi di coleotteri, disegnati e dipinti per lo più da Jules Migneaux il cui paziente lavoro è stato fatto da Teofilo Deyrolle.Pareillement, il testo è stato completato da Leon Fairmaire.Une lacrima sapientemente restaurata sul frontespizio della prima e rara volume.Très rousseurs.Rare bella copia completa in quattro volumi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage noir, dos lisses ornés de filets à froid, encadrements de filets à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Ouvrage complet orné de 293 planches finement coloriées, représentant près de 1600 types de coléoptères, dessinées et peintes pour la plupart par Jules Migneaux dont le minutieux travail fut terminé par Théophile Deyrolle. Pareillement, le texte fut achevé par Léon Fairmaire. Une déchirure habilement restaurée sur la page de titre du premier volume. Très rares rousseurs. Rare et agréable exemplaire complet en 4 volumes.
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-10-13 02:16:46
Wells' Pocket Hand-Book of Iowa; Past, Present, and Prospective
Condition: Good. New York: John G. Wells. Good. 1857. An early guide and map to Iowa. Red stamped cloth boards with gilt imprint. Split cloth at joints, sunning of spine, light soil, and rubbed and bumped corners. Light soil on edges and endpapers. Pages have light foxing and margin marks. The title page has a few small strips neatly excised and a few holes from a perforated stamp, not seeming to affect the title page text but with loss of a few words on the verso copyright page. Pages 101-102 also have small strips excised and the perforated stamp in the bottom fore corner, with a few lost words. The fragile hand-colored folding map measures 12" x 16" and has a four-inch archival tape repair, chips and some soil. The guide contains many details on settlement laws for prospective immigrants, chapters on mineral and water resources, travel route distances, rail routes, economic statistics and more, with testimonies from actual Iowans. Howes W 250, Graff 4583. 6" x 4"; 136 pp.
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, US]
2018-10-12 21:26:05
Auer, A.
Wien, Auer, 1857. Large 4to (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 24. 188 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, in different (colour) printing techniques, including six in nature printing. 24 original printed wrappers with numbers in pencil. Very rare complete volume in original printed wrappers, which is really exceptional. All the plates, even including the very rare, peculiar round plate Die Poesie-which is near impossible to bind in and thus often lacking. Included are several nature printed plates, including one "vereint mit der lithographie", which looks like a very early pochoir print. Also included is a fine, large portrait of Alexander von Humboldt and one of Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. Multiple views and buildings of Constantinopel. Further it includes an 8vo-sized parallel series on pink paper, titled "Poetisches Damen-Album. Blumenlese aus der neuesten Dichtererscheinungen". Three plates with line engravings (Das Vogelnest, Das Schifflein and Der Trinker) partly foxed, a few others with one or two small spots; all the other plates, including all the coloured plates, pristine-a very rare condition indeed. Loosely inserted: the single leaf, Prospectus und Einladung zur Pränumeration auf den fünften Jahrgang (1858) in two copies. Wrapper to the first, fourth and last installment partly chipped, mainly at edges, the others only a bit frayed at edges, wrapper to the first issue with a small tape repair. In all an excellent copy, with the very rare wrappers. Fischer, 200 Jahre Naturselbstd … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-10-11 09:26:44
Rev SHIELDS 1857
* * * Rare ephemeral Kane funeral booklet * * * FUNERAL EULOGY ON THE OBSEQUIES OF DR. E. K. KANE DELIVERED IN THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA By Rev. Charles W. Shields First & Only Edition Published in Philadelphia by Parry and McMillan Publishers, 1857 Contents * Original black cloth over card covers, title in gold to front cover with blind-stamped borders, paper label on spine with handwritten title (Item measures 4.5" x 7") * Original pale-yellow endpapers * Title Page, 34 + ii Pages (all pages with black marginal rules) * Facsimile Kane Badge of Mourning .Condition * Some mild chipping to spine ends & cover edges; light gray freckling to outer margins of pages; Essex Institute bookplate on front paste-down but no other institutional signs; owner name in light pencil on flyleaf dated "1858", otherwise a clean, near very good copy of this fragile ephemeral item, which is now exceedingly rare. Description Ephemeral memento associated with two of the saddest events of the Victorian era---the tragic fate of Sir John Franklin, England's greatest arctic explorer, and the sudden death of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, America's first arctic explorer. This little booklet was probably printed before Kane's funeral train arrived in Philadelphia and handed out to grieving citizens as they filed into the church, along perhaps with the Kane Badge of Mourning which proclaimed "His Memory Shall be Immortal." After Kane's burial, the Badge took on a somewhat morbid quality, and most were probably burned. The only original example of the Badge known to be extant is now in the Kane- … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: burri2 [New York, New York, US]
2018-10-10 20:54:39
Key, Francis Scott with Introductory by Chief Justice Taney
NY, 1857 Published by ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS Binding: HARD BACK RED Size: 4.50X6.50 203 Pages Overall Condition is: FAIR ORIGINAL TEXT BLOCK TIGHT SOME PENCILING READING COPY contains the poem: The Star Spangled Banner with Introductory by Chief Justice Taney. Binding is starting to separate. Reading Copy Only. died 1843 The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from Defence of Fort McHenry ,[1] a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, To Anacreon in Heaven, to celebrate America's recent victory over the British. However, only in 1931, following a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress, was a law finally signed proclaiming The Star Spangled Banner to be the national anthem of the United States. The Star-Spangled Banner was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. 301), which was signed by President Herbert. presently in the Library of Congress a copy, one of only five known to have been made by Key, is the earliest of four dating from the period 1840-1842 near the end of his life. Scarce I believe this to be one of the earliest books printed cont … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop [Atlantic City, New Jersey, US]
2018-10-10 04:05:57
Richard F Burton
See Description. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah. In Two Volumes. By Richard F. Burton. Published by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. London. 1857 Second Edition. Bound in full brown calf with gilt spine decoration & title labels. Each measures approx 7 1/2 x 5 inches. xiv, (1), 418pp; iv, (1), 422pp. With tinted & colour lithograph plates, maps & text illustrations (all complete). Condition: Unfortunately Vol 1 has a detached front board, with some loss at the head of the spine. Vol 2 is firm & solid with slight edge scuffs/wear. Internally, marbled endpapers & page edges. The text block to Vol 1 is sound. Light foxing to the endpapers, an owner's inscription dated 1864. Pages, plates & maps are all clean & bright. Please check my other items for more Antiquarian & Travel Books. Postage is combined for multiple purchases where possible. Please wait for a combined invoice before paying. Purchases may be returned up to 30 days. Where there has been a fault not mentioned or mistake with the description the shipping will also be refunded. In the case of change of mind the buyer pays the return shipping.
Bookseller: stanblives [Sheffield, GB]
2018-10-10 04:05:57
Burton, Richard F.
London.: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts., 1857. xiv, (1), 418pp; iv, (1), 422pp. With tinted & colour lithograph plates, maps & text illustrations (all complete). Bound in full brown calf with gilt spine decoration & title labels. Unfortunately Vol 1 has a detached front board, with some loss at the head of the spine. Vol 2 is firm & solid with slight edge scuffs/wear. Internally, marbled endpapers & page edges. The text block to Vol 1 is sound. Light foxing to the endpapers, an owner's inscription dated 1864. Pages, plates & maps are all clean & bright. . Second Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: N. G. Lawrie Books [sheffield, United Kingdom]
2018-10-10 02:51:27
David Livingstone
London: John Murray. Second impression with eight pages of the original publishers' advertisements dated November 1st 1857. Complete with twenty-seven plates, four of which are folding, and two maps- one that is tucked into a compartment to the rear pastedown. Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: that of Protestant missionary martyr, that of working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, that of scientific investigator and explorer, that of imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. "The title, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, evokes earlier accounts of southern Africa, notably by Philip and Moffat, but Livingstone's book stands out from these by reason of its intellectual breadth... When he came to write his book, he enriched a stirring narrative, told in conversational style, with insights acquired by informed eyes and ears, as well as with shafts of caustic humour" -DNB. CONDITION Rebacked in a cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, light rubbing to extremities and small marks to the front board. Internally, firmly bound and bright with instances of light spotting throughout. Copperplate ink signature to the title page. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-08 21:46:46
Andrew, William Patrick
London Wm. H. Allen & Co., et al 1857-69. First editions, 8vo, seven works bound in one volume; pp. xvi, 249, [1, blank], 2 folding maps, coloured in outline; 20, 7, [1, blank]; 36; 32, 1 folding map; 12; 46, [2]; 7. Bound in contemporary red morocco, boards elaborately gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, and title; white moire endpapers; all edges gilt; small area of discolouration to lower board. Gilt tughra of Sultan Abdulaziz (1830-1876) to upper board. A comprehensive set of works promoting the construction of a railway along the Euphrates to the port at Basra, as an alternative route to India, almost certainly bound for the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz in 1869 at the behest of William Patrick Andrew, chairman of the Scinde Railway Company. Andrew was a staunch supporter of the Euphrates route, but the proposed railway never received consistent support from the British government, and was doomed by the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869. The Euphrates route was first proposed in the 1830s as a more direct route between India and Britain. An initial British expedition in 1836 suggested that the Euphrates was navigable by steamship, but a subsequent expedition in 1841 established that seasonal fluctuations of the river's depth made it an impractical course. Advocates of the Euphrates route, such as Francis Chesney, turned to rail as an alternative. A concession for the railway had been obtained from Sultan Abdulmecid I by 1857, but the British government would not fund the scheme and it collapsed. This bound set accompanied Andrew's final efforts to revive th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-10-08 05:44:13
[Hawaii History]. Kamehameha IV.
Stockholm: Norstedt & Soner, 1857. 1st printing (cf. Forbes #2193, incorrectly noting an 1856 publication date). 27, [1] pp. Text in two columns, Swedish & English. 4to. 7-3/4" x 6-3/4". Lacks wrappers, with last leaf detached. Age-toning. The odd stain. A VG copy. Item #37152 This treaty between Hawaii & Sweden apparently one of the first, if not the first, international treaties ratified by Kamehameah IV [reigned 1855 - 1863]. NB. Forbes #2193 notes a date of 1856, listing the copy at Hawaii State Archives. We have checked that copy, which also has the 1857 date on p. 28. Both copies recorded by OCLC note an 1857 imprint date, as here. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-07 08:08:10
David Livingstone
I am selling this rare 1857 1st Ed. ?Missionary Travels and Researches inSouth Africa? by David Livingstone It was published by John Murray, Albemarle Street,London. Thebook is clean and the bindings and covers intact. It appears that the book is in its original condition andnever been read. There are nosigns of previous ownership. The book measuresapproximately 8 3/4? x 6? x 2? and includes 687 pages, a folding frontispieceand 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps (one of them inan end-pocket). Shipping includes insurance. Ifyou live in Illinois you have to pay 6.25% sales tax. I will invoice you. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: triphoturus [Berwyn, Illinois, US]
2018-10-07 00:16:47
Benedetto MARZOLLA (Brindisi, 1801 - Napoli, 1858)
1857. Dovuta a Samuel Morse, risale agli anni quaranta dell'800. Nel giro di pochi anni il sistema di comunicazione si diffuse in tutta Europa soppiantando i più antichi telegrafi ottici, di portata limitata. In Italia il sistema telegrafico venne introdotto nel 1849, nel Lombardo-Veneto, con la linea Innsbruck-Verona, che giungeva sino a Vienna e quindi, da Verona, a Milano e a Venezia. In meno di un decennio tutti gli stati italiani avevano introdotto la telegrafia elettrica e tutto il territorio, soprattutto quello settentrionale, ne era servito. Nel Mezzogiorno la prima tratta fu tra Caserta e Capua nel 1851 e, come risulta dalla carta di Marzolla, si estese subito verso nord e verso sud, raggiungendo la Calabria e la Sicilia. Nel 1858 risultano in progetto i tratti da Capua verso L'Aquila e Pescara, e da Ariano verso Brindisi. Nello Stato Pontificio si stava lavorando al tratto tra Roma e Siena, per congiungersi con Firenze e il nord. Sono segnalati anche i cavi sottomarini, la cui prima posa avvenne, nel 1850, tra Dover e Calais. Quello nello Stretto di Messina, il primo italiano, fu posto nel 1851, seguito da quello tra Sarzana, la Corsica e la Sardegna (1854). Si tratta di un documento di straordinaria importanza in quanto restituisce in un solo sguardo un complesso di dati e di informazioni oggi difficilmente reperibili e sparse in pubblicazioni e fonti archivistiche di non immediato reperimento. La carta fu realizzata nel 1857, nello Stabilimento Geografico di Benedetto Marzolla (1801-1858), cartografo e geografo brindisino formatosi nell'Officio Topografico di Na … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2018-10-06 22:19:49
Benjamin Hobson
Shanghai: Ren ji yi guan, 1857. Condition: Good. Tone, some soiling and light foxing, light dampstaining largely in margins, many folded leaves opened, original wraps enclosed in worn burlap wrapper with largely peeled suede covering. Solid sewn text in flexible cloth binding. First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West. First Western medical texts to be translated and printed in Chinese. Three volumes-in-one; includes over 400 illustrations. Not first issue, since lacks 8 page bilingual table of contents. Treatise written by British medical missionary Benjamin Hobson with substantial assistance by Maocai Guan in reinterpreting Hobson's Western medicine for Confucian readers. While I do not read Chinese, this copy contains the entire 384 text and illustration pages contained in the National Library of Medicine digital copy, NLM pages 369/370 are bound between pages 380/381; illustration page 210 has 3" tear, there are some additional blank pages bound with illustrations. Provenance: 1882 ownership inscription of Dr Horace R Smith, when briefly a medical missionary in China. Smith opened the American Presbyterian Medical Mission at Weixian, Shandong. 1916 gift inscription from Dr Smith to another medical colleague resident in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Quite uncommon and significant work in the transmission of Western surgical practice to Chinese practitioners. ; [113] double leaves in 1 case pages. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: MikesLibraryCom [Plymouth, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-06 21:42:02
Maclaren, Archibald]
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman's & Roberts, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Burne-Jones, Edward. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Contemporary green cloth binding quarter bound with rebacked spine. xv, 283 p.p., 4 p.p. ads. First appearence of illustrations by engraver Edward Burne-Jones work on frontis and tailpiece. Rubbed edges and extremities, boards slightly stained, corners of edges have been chipped. Deckled edges, small tear to xiii, xv but text unaffected, loose thread on p.p. 152. Otherwise in good condition.Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was an influential Victorian artist during the Pre-Raphelite movement, and worked together with William Morris.
Bookseller: Minotavros Books [Whitby, ON, Canada]
2018-10-06 14:31:26
SCRIBE, Eugène 1791-1861
Paris: Vialat et Cie. 1854[-1857]. 12 volumes bound in 6. Large quarto. Quarter mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling and numbering gilt. With steel engravings illustrating various scenes throughout. Vol. 1: Piquillo Alliaga. 395 pp. Vol. 2: Carlo Brosci; La Prix de la Vie; La Maitresse Anonyme; La Conversion; Le Jeune Docteur; Maurice; Judith; Un Ministre sous Louis XV; Le Tête-a-Tête; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrète; La Grand'Mère; Rodolphe; Le Haine d'une Femme; Vatel. 320 pp. Vol. 3: Adrienne Lecouvreur; Les Contes de la Reine de Navarre; La Colomnie; L'Ambitieux; Le Café des Variétés; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Véridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valérie; Les Indépendents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Après; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohémienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champêtre; La Jarretière de la Mariée; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premières Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Héritiere; Le Chateau de la Poularde; Farinelli; La Lune de Miel; La Demoiselle a Marier; Le Diplomate; Le Mariage de Raison; Le Marraine; Coraly; Le Solliciteur; Malvina; Madame de Sainte-Agnès. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Théobald; L'Oncle d'Amérique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mère; Le Médecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J and J Lubrano Music Antiquarians [Syosset, New York, US]
2018-10-06 08:09:48
SAND George (DOUCET Camille)
SAND George (DOUCET Camille) - Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Camille Doucet SAND George (DOUCET Camille) Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Camille Doucet Nohant 13 février 1857, 20,6x12,9cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. Lettre autographe signée de George Sand adressée à Camille Doucet, 23 lignes écrites à l'encre bleue. Quelques ratures de la main de George Sand.Tampon des "Archives et collections de J.L. Debauve".Pliures causées par l'envoi postal, un petit trou restauré à l'aide d'une pièce de papier sur le second feuillet vierge, une très pâle mouillure en marge droite.George Sand écrit cette lettre à l'écrivain Camille Doucet pour le remercier de son "aimable indiscrétion". Ce dernier est en effet intervenu auprès du "ministre" pour qu'un parent de George Sand obtienne un poste "comme receveur à Chateau-Chinon". George Sand est très enthousiaste et remercie son correspondant : "vous savez que c'est bien, puisque vous me dites que c'est ce que nous désirions, et que vous avez du plaisir à me l'annoncer, ce qui est bon et aimable comme tout ce que vous faites".Le "parent et ami" dont il est question ici est Charles de Bertholdi. Cet émigré polonais est le mari de la "fille adoptive" de George Sand, Augustine Brault.George Sand apparaît ici comme une figure régente, prête à user de ses relations littéraires pour assurer le bonheur de sa famille. *** [English translation available upon request. Contact us for any information!]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-10-05 06:44:52
SCRIBE, Eugène 1791-1861
Paris: Vialat et Cie. 1854[-1857]. 12 volumes bound in 6. Large quarto. Quarter mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling and numbering gilt. With steel engravings illustrating various scenes throughout. Vol. 1: Piquillo Alliaga. 395 pp. Vol. 2: Carlo Brosci; La Prix de la Vie; La Maitresse Anonyme; La Conversion; Le Jeune Docteur; Maurice; Judith; Un Ministre sous Louis XV; Le Tête-a-Tête; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrète; La Grand'Mère; Rodolphe; Le Haine d'une Femme; Vatel. 320 pp. Vol. 3: Adrienne Lecouvreur; Les Contes de la Reine de Navarre; La Colomnie; L'Ambitieux; Le Café des Variétés; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Véridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valérie; Les Indépendents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Après; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohémienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champêtre; La Jarretière de la Mariée; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premières Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Héritiere; Le Chateau de la Poularde; Farinelli; La Lune de Miel; La Demoiselle a Marier; Le Diplomate; Le Mariage de Raison; Le Marraine; Coraly; Le Solliciteur; Malvina; Madame de Sainte-Agnès. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Théobald; L'Oncle d'Amérique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mère; Le Médecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS [USA]
2018-10-05 01:54:00
JAMES G SWAN
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. First edition, 8vo, pp. 435, [1], plus 4-page publisher's catalogue; frontispiece illustration with original tissue guard, title-page vignette, 25 illustrations throughout text (many full-page), and a folding map; original blindstamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine; binding faded, the gilt dull, but fading is the major fault: remarkably little wear to extremities, the textblock is crisp and firm, and the map is free from tears and chips; a very good copy. Tweney, upon illustrating the title-page of this work, describes it as "now recognized as one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana." Tweney 74; Howes S1164. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:58
Condition: Good. New York: John G. Wells. Good. 1857. An early guide and map to Iowa. Red stamped cloth boards with gilt imprint. Split cloth at joints, sunning of spine, light soil, and rubbed and bumped corners. Light soil on edges and endpapers. Pages have light foxing and margin marks. The title page has a few small strips neatly excised and a few holes from a perforated stamp, not seeming to affect the title page text but with loss of a few words on the verso copyright page. Pages 101-102 also have small strips excised and the perforated stamp in the bottom fore corner, with a few lost words. The fragile hand-colored folding map measures 12" x 16" and has a four-inch archival tape repair, chips and some soil. The guide contains many details on settlement laws for prospective immigrants, chapters on mineral and water resources, travel route distances, rail routes, economic statistics and more, with testimonies from actual Iowans. Howes W 250, Graff 4583. 6" x 4"; 136 pp.
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:58
Henry Barth
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 3 volumes, 8vo, folding hand-colored map, numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout, a number full-page; a nice set in green morocco-backed green cloth, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines; fine. Barth, a German linguist and antiquarian, was attached to the British expedition to Central Africa led by James Richardson. After Richardson's death in 1851, Barth completed the expedition himself. His travels extended to Lake Chad in the east, Cameroon in the south and Timbuktu in the west. He was the first European to use the oral traditions of the local tribes for historical research, learning several African languages, and studying the history, resources and civilizations of the people he encountered. In large part because of Barth's scientific thoroughness, the journey was a success. The explorer brought back a vast amount of information and was the first man to make reliable maps of huge areas of Africa and to study the customs of the Negro tribes he encountered. Howgego III, B-18.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-04 06:04:17
ARMSTRONG, Alexander.
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1857. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt; pp. xxii, [2], 616, 23 (advertisements); pp. 128-45 mispaginated as usual; tinted lithographic frontispiece of the Investigator in the ice, one folding map; wear to extremities, neatly restored to head and tail of spine, inner hinges re-inforced. Light toning, occasioanl spotting, else a good copy of a rare item. First edition. Armstrong joined McClure's Franklin Search expedition of 1850-4 as surgeon and naturalist. The expedition hoped to find Franklin and his men by sailing from Bering Strait eastwards. In the course of the search they were able to confirm without doubt the existence of a North West passage. As it progressed eastwards, the Investigator became fast in the ice and the crew finally abandoned her in April 1853 when they were rescued by a sledging party under B.C.T. Pim from another Franklin Search expedition aboard the Resolute. By completing their journey over the ice, the crew of the Investigator became the first men to negotiate the North West passage. (The first successful passage using the same ship was made by Amundsen fifty years later.) Armstrong's account offers a first-person narrative of the expedition and its completion. Arctic Bibliography 682; Sabin 2017; Chavanne 1540. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-03 23:12:52
McDougall, George F.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #26420 xl, 530pp + 1p of publisher's advertisement. Original red pebble grain cloth decorated in blind and gold on the front panel and on the spine panel, yellow endpapers. With eight inserted lithographed plates in color with tissue guards, twenty-four in-text woodcut engravings, and a hand-colored large foldout map. The journal of the Master of the H. M. Resolute, published upon the insistence of "numerous influential friends." Light chipping to spine ends, mild fading to spine panel, scattered foxing throughout. The corner of one leaf is torn (does not affect text). A very good copy. Uncommon. Arctic Bibliography 10603. Sabin 43183. ; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Parigi Books [Schenectady, New York, US]
2018-10-03 22:08:18
Henry Hallam
London: John Murray, 1857. Consisting of the complete three volumes of his Constitutional History of England and A View of The State of Europe During The Middle Ages as well as four volumes of his Introduction to Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. This set is the ninth edition of Constitutional History, the sixth edition of Literature and the twelfth edition of Middle Ages. Collated, complete. Henry Hallam was a barrister before he formed his historical writing career. His first published book was his View of the State of Europe During The Middle Ages which he described himself as a series of historical dissertations from the 5th to the 15th century. To this work he gives the history of several empires and countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany in addition to the Greek and Saracenic empires. Hallam also reflects on the social history of medieval times through discussions on the feudal, the ecclesiastical and political systems of England. Hallam's Constitutional History of England is a continuation from the end of his Middle Ages, starting with the accession of Henry VII. His constitutional history ends with the accession of George III as Hallam was apprehensive with involving his works in contemporary politics, in case of an accusation of bias. His Introduction to the Literature of Europe continues a topic briefly broached in his Middle Ages. The work gives an analysis of the state of literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century. The work begins with an introductory overview sketching the state of literature … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-03 08:12:57
Michaux, F Andrew
Condition: Very Good. Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart. Very Good. 1857. Hardcover. Set of three volumes, all books are recased. Modern boards with half leather binding and green marbled paper. All edges are gilt, and title is gilt on spine. Vol III is written by Michaux and has 180 numbered pages with 55 color plates, table of contents calls for 58 plates. Vol IV is written by Nuttall and has 207 numbered pages with 60 color plates. Vol V is written by Nuttall and has 215 numbered pages and 61 color plates. Both volumes IV and V have all plates called for. Boards of all volumes are in fine condition with no wear or soiling. All volumes have light edge wear, light foxing and light to moderate toning throughout text block and original endpapers. Some plates have dampstaining and foxing that affect content. This set contains a wealth of knowledge on trees of North America. Michaux's volume covers trees "with respect to their use in the arts and their introduction into commerce" while Nuttall's volumes cover "forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, down to the shores of the Pacific, and into the confines of California, as well as various parts of the United States." "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle" (Sabin 48695). 4to 11" - 13" tall.
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, US]
2018-10-03 07:22:35
Thomas Hughes - Tom Brown's School Days - 1857 UK first edition published by Macmillan & Co. From the library of Richard Adams, with his suitably lagomorphic bookplate to the front endpaper. The book is bound by Bayntun Riviere in full blue leather, with gilt titles and tooling, marbled endpapers and gilt to all edges of the text block, the boards are slightly bowed and the spine is a little faded. The text block is slightly toned and foxed, but free from inscriptions. An attractive association copy of Hughes' archetypal English public school story, famous for introducing to the world, albeit fleetingly, the character of the surprisingly loveable bully and braggard, Flashman. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: frost555uk [Liverpool, GB]
2018-10-02 20:57:43
United Kingdom: Shakespeare, Six Vols - 1857, Presented to Virginia Senator Involved in the "Trent Affair". There is historical American Civil War significance with both the owner and presenters of this set. It was given to former Virginia Senator James M. Mason who served as a Confederate States representative to Britain. More information is in the paragraphs below. The Works of William Shakespeare. Text Revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. London: Edward Moxon, 1857, six volumes. 8vo, full leather, 5 spine bands, red and black spine labels, with extensive gilt decorations in the other four panels, gilt border on boards and edges of boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, stylized floral designs on doublure. I am offering free shipping via USPS Media Mail. This will be a heavy set, estimated shipping weight is 20 pounds. Insurance is provided. On second front endpaper of Vol. I is a gift inscription from the family of Sir A.J.B. Beresford Hope, a British author and Member of Parliament, and a prominent supporter of the Confederacy during the American Civil War: "To The Honble J.M. Mason as a token of affection and regard from" followed by the signatures of six members of the family: "Etheldreda Beresford Hope, Mildred Beresford Hope, Maragaret Beresford Hope, Catharine Beresford Hope, Agnes Beresford Hope, Maragaret Beresford Hope, Catharine Beresford Hope, Agnes Beresford Hope, and Henrietta Hope," and dated "April 29th 1866. Bedgebury Park / Kent / England." James Murray Mason (1798-1871) was a descendant of one of the early settlers in Virginia. He was born on Analsota … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: buckturgidson [Lee's Summit, Missouri, US]
2018-10-01 08:58:33
Emmons
"The Spirit Land by S.B. Emmons, Boston and Chicago: L.P. Crown & Company...1857" A very rare book, one of the earliest American publications devoted to discussions of ghosts, clairvoyance, supernatural phenomena, and other paranormal activities. Chapters include subject matter on superstitions, fairies, false prophets, miracles, fortune telling, witch craft and much more. By Samuel Bulfinch Emmons. Pretty blue cover shows wear and soiling (see photos), but gilt floral design surprisingly bright and beautiful. Same for gilt text/design on spine. Damp staining on edges/bottom of pages throughout - see photos. Small middle section of pages somewhat loose at binding, but rest of book is secure. Still, amazing condition for a rare 160+ year-old 1st edition on this subject. Approximately 7" x 5". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ps2001 [Kelton, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-01 07:02:07
Bemjamin C. Howard
Washington DC: Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F. A. Sandford. **First Edition** December Term, 1856 By Benjamin C. Howard, From the Nineteenth Volume of Howard's Reports. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, Printer 1857 239 pages Modern half calf and marbled boards. Moderate foxing on end matter, light dust soiling internally. Faint ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Very Good (as determined by William Reese Company). **NOTE darker areas in photos are shadows** The Washington printing, apparently issued at the same time as the New York edition, of the decision in the landmark case, Dred Scott vs. Sandford. This case demonstrated the extreme pro-slavery position of the Court and helped to precipitate the Civil War. Dred Scott, a slave who lived in Rock Island, Illinois and Fort Snelling, Wisconsin, both places where slavery was prohibited, sued for his freedom in 1846. The Supreme Court's decision against Scott exacerbated feelings between the North and South and seriously diminished the Court's credibility in the North. A major event in American history that is especially relevant today. This book was purchased directly from William Reese Company, New Haven, Connecticut by a family member. Receipt from purchase is shown in pictures. I am not a book collector or expert on such matters. All information provided in this listing was taken directly from the description from William Reese that was included with the book. I do guarantee the book is authentic. I a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: savjoskyjo [Gainesville, Georgia, US]
2018-09-30 00:45:47
Condition: Acceptable. A Acceptable/Good, very rare, four volume, first edition, hardback books in period, dark red, half-leather binding over combed inked paper covered boards, endpapers and page edges. Amongst other contributions and coloured plates, contains the first published plates of Thomas Rowlandson's illustrations to Willam Coombe's 'Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of the Picturesque' (see pictures). These are the first state plates unobtainable in later publications and some differ from the better known plates in the famous first 'Tour'. This is also the first appearance of Commbe's famous and very popular poem (the poem was written for the pictures and not vice versa). Other plates and works are contained within the volumes. Vol I has a collation sheet tipped in rear listing defects and deviations (see picture). Ex-Wigan Free Public Library reference copies with period library sticker inside front boards and notice of bequeathment from Lieut-Colonel Nathaniel Farington Eckersley, JP (1857-1935) on f.f.e.p.'s (see pictures). Several, small library blind-stamps throughout. Fairly heavy wear to boards, edges, spine ends and corners (see pictures), but tight and bright internally. For all their faults still a very tidy set of very rare publications containing the first edition of Dr. Syntax's first outing. Published by R Ackerman, 1809-11. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: chancebooks2011 [bolton, Lancashire, GB]
2018-09-30 00:09:18
NADAR Félix Tournachon dit
- Michel Lévy, Paris 1857, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Seconda edizione pubblicata un anno dopo l'edizione originale. Bound in mezzo dolore cuneo abete, torna con cinque set con reti nere nervi decorati con doppie scatole nere ornate con gioielli di luce dorata graffi senza gravità su un po ', piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, tutte le bordi dorati. Firmato autografo dall'autore alla signora Dufay. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition parue un an après l'édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons noirs agrémentés de fleurons dorés, légères éraflures sans aucune gravité sur un mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Envoi autographe signé de Nadar à madame Dufay. Agréable exemplaire.
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-09-29 08:21:08
GEORGE F M'DOUGALL
Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good Condition; Dustjacket: No Dust Jacket. George F M'Dougall The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship "Resolute"to the Arctic Regions in Seach of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror" 1852, 1853, 1854 etc. First Edition Hardcover Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,1857 Good Condition For more pictures of this item scroll down to bottom .... Book Publishing Details Author: George F M'Dougall Full title: The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship "Resolute"to the Arctic Regions in Seach of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror" 1852, 1853, 1854 etc.Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857Edition: First EditionBinding: HardcoverISBN: No ISBNBook ID: 61116031316 Comments & Item Features First Edition. Category: Arctic & Antarctic, naval, naval history, maritime, ships, boats. Language: English. ISBN: No ISBN. Full Title: "The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship "Resolute" to the Arctic Regions in Seach of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror" 1852, 1853, 1854. To which is added An Account of Her Being Fallen In with by an American Whaler after Her Abandonment in Barrow Straits, and of Her Presentation to Queen Victoria by the Government of the United States." Ex-public library copy in orange quarter-leather library binding with replaced end-papers, spine ends are rubbed and covers are darkened. binding is sound. Large pasted library label on inside of front cover, stamps … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bailgate Books Ltd [Doncaster, GB]
2018-09-29 08:21:08
McDougall, George F.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. Please read below. The Eventful Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ship "Resolute" to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H. M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror," 1852, 1853, 1854. To Which Is Added an Account of Her Being Fallen in with by an American Whaler After Her Abandonment in Barrow Straits, and of Her Presentation to Queen Victoria by the Government of the United States. by George F. McDougall. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. 1st Edition. Octavo. xl, 530pp + 1p of publisher's advertisement. Original red pebble grain cloth decorated in blind and gold on the front panel and on the spine panel, yellow endpapers. With eight inserted lithographed plates in color with tissue guards, twenty-four in-text woodcut engravings, and a hand-colored large foldout map. The journal of the Master of the H. M. Resolute, published upon the insistence of "numerous influential friends." Light chipping to spine ends, mild fading to spine panel, scattered foxing throughout. The corner of one leaf is torn (does not affect text). A very good copy. Uncommon. Arctic Bibliography 10603. Sabin 43183. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Parigi Books [Schenectady, New York, US]
2018-09-29 07:50:57
BAUDELAIRE Charles
Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts [France, FR]
2018-09-28 20:54:57
Great, especially considering it's 161 years old. London: Read & Co., 1857. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition-hinges intact, the works. 8 lithographs. 79 pgs. Blue marbled boards with navy blue cloth corners and spine cloth with gilt stamped title along the spine. Lightly rubbed along the edges of the boards. Corners bumped very slightly. Previous owner's name stamped to front; pencil marks above. Foxed endpapers & lightly toned pages. Binding tight. Includes 8 lithographs.
Bookseller: freshestfigs1 [Marshall, North Carolina, US]
2018-09-28 10:04:42
I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 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, (1813-1860) 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 (1811-1812), no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. Main author: Evariste Régis Huc Title: Le christianisme en Chine, en Tartarie et au Thibet. Published: Paris, Gaume frères, 1857-1858. Language: French Notes & content: · 1st edition · Huge folding map of China and India · 4 volumes, complete o t. 1. From the apostolate of St. Thomas until the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope .-- o t. 2. Since the passage of the Cape of Good Hope until the establishment of the dynasty tartaremantchoue, China .-- 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 frères, 1857-1858. Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antique Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-09-28 05:45:58
Queen Kapiolani To King Kalakaua
1857. Good condition with termite damage. Autographed by Queen Kapiolani to King Kalakaua, British Empire by Sir Bernard Burke Ulster King of Arms Nineteenth edition. 1190 pages, Approximately 9 1/2 x 7 inches. Very important book given to her husband. A massive dictionary. Can you imagine owning a book the Queen of Hawaii gave to her King. Very cool to have in your own Library. Provenance..Charles Lambert who's uncle was Andrew Lambert who was Kapiolani Kawananakoa's First Husband.
Bookseller: hawaiianislandsstampandcoin [Honolulu, Hawaii, US]
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