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2020-07-02 01:08:46
Emily Bronte
UK: Smith Elder, 1858. New Edition 1858. This is the 3rd Edition of Wuthering Heights. Dated 1858 on the title page. Bound in the original yellow cloth. Two novels in one volume. The Biographical Notice and the Preface to Wuthering Heights, both by Charlotte Brontë (under the name Currer Bell), were first included in the second edition of 1850. A well worn example. Spine joints, hinges and tips skillfully repaired. Internal endpaper gutters reinforced. The book is good++ with quite a darkened/marked dull spine and soiled cover. Contents quite good with usage marks to pages and edges. More images can be taken upon request. Ref . New Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd [Northampton, UK, United Kingdom]
2020-07-01 23:28:04
Gubbins, Martin Richard
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. London: Richard Bentley, 1858 xii, 464 pp plus 31 pp of advertising. Three lithographed plates, two with intact glasine protectors, illustration frontis lacks protector.Four fold-out maps bound in and one 'plan of the locale' in text. Page 25 of the advertisements has been torn in half.Three editions of the book were published in 1858, and as no other editions are mentioned, I believe this to be a first edition. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Boards are dark red elaborately embossed cloth, some bumping to extremities. Bookbinders' sticker on rear endpapers so this is possibly a contemporary re-binding. GUBBINS, MARTIN RICHARD (1812-1863), Anglo-Indian official, born in 1812, went out to India as writer in 1830, and became assistant under the chief commissioner and resident at Delhi 26 April 1831. During the mutiny Gubbins took a prominent part in affairs at Lucknow, and from the beginning managed the intelligence department until the British position was beleaguered. By his advice the residency was garrisoned with European troops in place of the native guard. He urged Sir Henry Lawrence to send a reinforcement to aid Sir Hugh Wheeler, and when this was refused he tried in vain to dissuade Wheeler from entrusting to the Nana Sahib of Cawnpore the protection of the treasury. From the beginning of the mutiny Gubbins urged on Lawrence the disarmament of the native troops at Lucknow. His advice was not taken, and on 30 May 1857 most of the troops rose in revolt. On the following morning the 7th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Catron Grant Books (catrongrantbooks) [Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States]
2020-06-30 19:15:08
Isabel Mortimer
Cincinnati: H. M. Rullison, 1858. "The dark waves laving the margin of the Crescent city, were dotted with graceful sea-gulls, which were only disturbed by the hoarse voices of the boatmen, plying from vessel to vessel with their slight barks laden with the sweet-smelling fruit of the tropics. I had, from my window, marked the beauty of the day, and in spite of the bad passions waking within, I felt a sort of dreamy sympathy with nature...Not far before us, the blue waters of lake Pontchartrain, leaped and dazzled in the sunshine, while at our back, a primeval forest bounded the distant horizon." ISABEL MORTIMER; OR THE SOUTHERNER'S REVENGE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Price, 15 Cents. Anonymous. Cincinnati: H. M. RULISON, NO. 141 MAIN STREET, 1858. First Edition. 8vo, [6]-36 pages, frontispiece, illustrated. Original printed wraps, stitched; exhibiting edgewear, chipping, creasing, spine partially perished; 2 1/2" split at tail hinge of lower wrap; light spotting, else textblock clear and unmarked. Lower cover with advertisement for POPULAR BOOKS PUBLISHED BY U. P. JAMES, 167 Walnut St., CINCINNATI, O. A German edition was also published simultaneously by Rulison. The sensational tale, mostly set in New Orleans, of antebellum high-society girl Isabel Mortimer, who, after being heartbroken and scorned by "a professional gambler, a married man! He had trifled with me, hoping in some covert manner, to obtain possession of my fortune", vowed revenge on all men, "I resolved, like a second Delilah, to shear these proud sons of Adam of their boasted strength, and humiliate them even as I m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: 504antiquariyat [Gretna, Louisiana, United States]
2020-06-28 15:43:05
[African Americana] [Brooklyn] African Civilization Society
New York: African Civilization Society, 1858. Single leaf folded, 4 pp. 8 ¼ x 7 ¾ inches. Good. The African Civilization Society was formed in 1858 by several prominent members of Brooklyn's Weeksville community. The second article of this document, the organization's constitution, states its goals as follows: "The objects of this Society shall be the evangelization and civilization of Africa, and of the descendents of African ancestors in any portion of the earth, wherever dispersed. Also, the destruction of the African slave trade, but the introduction of lawful commerce and trade into Africa; the promotion and growth of cotton and other prodcuts there... the elevation of the colored population of our own country, and of other lands." The group's founding members included Henry Highland Garnet, Martin Delany, Junius Morel and many other prominent members of the African-American community in Brooklyn. With the exception of Theodore Cuyler, the only white founding member, the organization had the distinction of being one of the only organizations of its kind to be organized almost exclusively by African-Americans (a trait that differentiated the group from the African Colonization Society). Frederick Douglass, though friends with many of the organization's founding members, opposed the idea of African colonization and was therefore not a supporter. The constitution lays out thirteen articles of incorporation, many dealing with the logistical concerns of the organization. The preamble lays out the mission of the organization and extols the agricultural potential of Afr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Auger Down Books [United States]
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2020-06-27 05:44:49
Smythe, J.K
1858-63. Rare collection of American Civil War era letters written by American business magnate J. K. Smythe concerning business between Europe and America during the initial years of the war. Quarto bound into two volumes in half-cloth over pebbled boards by Auguste Bellance of Paris, with marbled endpapers and a paper title label with Smythe's signature affixed to the front panel of the first volume. Written by Smythe in Paris between 1858 and 1863, the collection includes several early letters regarding the sale and purchase of lots in New York City including proposals by Smythe to sell his lots in Harlem bordering Central Park and to purchase property on Broadway and in Manheim in addition to a letter concerning a house being built for Smythe in New York by architect Calvert Vaux who had just designed Central Park with Frederick Law Olmsted. Beginning in 1861, the letters contain several comments regarding the excitement in the state of the Union at the outbreak of the American Civil War, including a letter dated May 1961 which reads in part, "You of course get the news of the intense excitement in all the northern States in regard to the War they are inaugurating to put down rebellion - Persons who came over by the last Steamer say the excitement and Patriotism of the people can hardly be described. The Americans here are also very much excited." In very good condition. A fascinating collection. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-27 05:34:21
Smythe, J.K
1858-63. Rare collection of American Civil War era letters written by American business magnate J. K. Smythe concerning business between Europe and America during the initial years of the war. Quarto bound into two volumes in half-cloth over pebbled boards by Auguste Bellance of Paris, with marbled endpapers and a paper title label with Smythe's signature affixed to the front panel of the first volume. Written by Smythe in Paris between 1858 and 1863, the collection includes several early letters regarding the sale and purchase of lots in New York City including proposals by Smythe to sell his lots in Harlem bordering Central Park and to purchase property on Broadway and in Manheim in addition to a letter concerning a house being built for Smythe in New York by architect Calvert Vaux who had just designed Central Park with Frederick Law Olmsted. Beginning in 1861, the letters contain several comments regarding the excitement in the state of the Union at the outbreak of the American Civil War, including a letter dated May 1961 which reads in part, "You of course get the news of the intense excitement in all the northern States in regard to the War they are inaugurating to put down rebellion - Persons who came over by the last Steamer say the excitement and Patriotism of the people can hardly be described. The Americans here are also very much excited." In very good condition. A fascinating collection.
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-27 01:17:33
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919). Roosevelt was the Twenty-Sixth President.TLS. 1pg. 6 ¾” x 7 ½”. August 28, 1912. New York. A typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt” on “The Outlook” letterhead when he was running for President in 1912 for the Progressive “Bull Moose” party. He wrote to a famous nurse, Louisa Lee Schuyler of Maine: “I am very deeply touched at getting the two checks from you and Miss Georgina, and I have sent them both to Mr. Elon Hooker, the treasurer. And I am even more touched by your letter. I appreciate it and value it. I particularly like what you say about social and economic justice. What a magnificent battle song that is of Gustavus Adolphus!” Louisa Lee Schuyler, who never married, and her sister Georgina lived together throughout their adult life. Schuyler, a descendant of many prominent families, was an early leader in charitable work, first serving in the Civil War and continuing throughout her long life, including founding America’s first nursing school. The sisters probably sent a campaign contribution to Roosevelt and a letter, asking him to remember the less fortunate. Gustavus Adolphus was a famous and powerful Swedish king. There is a mailing fold and a large autograph. A timely letter today. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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2020-06-26 08:53:05
Meyer's Universum
Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1858. 8 Bände, ca. 1500 Seiten, Zahlreiche Stahlstiche (ca. 300). 8° , Leinen Einbände beschabt, Ecken bestossen, Bd.1 vorderer Deckel lose, Bd. 8 Block gebrochen, Vorsätze u. Titels. braunfleckig, Ränder nachgedunkelt, Stiche in gutem Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Schloss [Germany]
2020-06-26 00:27:12
Charles Meryon
L'Artiste, Paris, 1858. An original etching by Charles Meryon (1821 - 1868) printed in black ink, 1852. Signed and dated in the plate. Ref: Delteil-Wright 31 Eighth State Of Ten. From the Edition of 600 issued by L'Artiste, Nov 1858, being the first published issue for the series Eaux-Fortes Sur Paris. Excellent strong impression on buff Chine Applique on white wove backing sheet as issued with the script signature, title and publication lines in the plate. Plate size 173 x 250 mm. Very fine condition, mounted in museum board and framed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Lott Rare Books [Banstead, SRY, United Kingdom]
2020-06-25 23:26:07
TROLLOPE, Anthony.
Richard Bentley. 1858 [1857]. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Contemp. half maroon morocco, maroon cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments; sl. rubbing to spines & corners. Contemp. stamps of the Torquay Book Society on titlepages. Trollope Society Catalogue 6; Sadleir 6. Trollope's sixth novel, published in November 1857. Set in London, it satirises the world of commerce and finance, with a colourful cast of bankers, stockbrokers, money-lenders, and unscrupulous traders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-25 16:21:58
[Anonymous]
1858. Quarto, album containing 61 photographs, nine of which are loose and laid in, images are mounted on 31 leaves, bound in contemporary ½ roan and brown covered cloth boards, binding worn, front cover detached, but present, portions of back-strip missing, old tape repairs to binding, some foxing to mounting leaves, else very good. The views are largely identified in pencil either on mounting leaves, or in the case of the loose photographs in pencil on the verso of the image. Most of the photographs are large, ranging in size from approximately 9 x 7 inches to 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches at the smallest. Two images are dated 1858, including: "Entrance to Shingodama's Pagoda Kenindine", signed at bottom right corner in red ink "W.S. .58" and "On the Kenindine Road", likely signed by the same individual. Two of the images are dated in pencil "1865," most of the images based on costume styles are clearly from this period. However, several images may be from the 1850s, one image taken in India notes the presence of "Sepoy gardeners," who were undoubtedly fired after the uprising in 1857. Many of the images were probably taken by the unknown compiler of the album. This interesting album contains early photographic views of locations in Burma, India, both southern and northern, Penang, and in the compiler's native England. (see complete inventory below).The views include several of Pagodas in Burma, including the Shouay Dagon and Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, now Yangan, Myanmar. The entrance to "Shingodama's Pagoda, Kenindine," "Lyator Traveller's House - Tennyen," … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC [United States]
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2020-06-25 14:35:06
Pieralisi Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.. Roma, Salviucci, 1858. In folio. (2) cc., 72 pp., (1) c., 7 tavole in rame (5 doppie). Brossura editoriale, titolo al piatto. Esemplare slegato, privo di dorso, pieghe, macchie e pochi strappi al margine del frontespizio e di diverse carte. per informazioni alfio.mazza@libero.it tel 333 9467027 . L'opera sarà accompagnata da ricevuta fiscale o fattura. In cassa o fra libri in alto.
Bookseller: antisantangelo (commandoalfio) [Roma, RM, Italy]
2020-06-25 05:33:27
Smythe, J.K
1858-63. Rare collection of American Civil War era letters written by American business magnate J. K. Smythe concerning business between Europe and America during the initial years of the war. Quarto bound into two volumes in half-cloth over pebbled boards by Auguste Bellance of Paris, with marbled endpapers and a paper title label with Smythe's signature affixed to the front panel of the first volume. Written by Smythe in Paris between 1858 and 1863, the collection includes several early letters regarding the sale and purchase of lots in New York City including proposals by Smythe to sell his lots in Harlem bordering Central Park and to purchase property on Broadway and in Manheim in addition to a letter concerning a house being built for Smythe in New York by architect Calvert Vaux who had just designed Central Park with Frederick Law Olmsted. Beginning in 1861, the letters contain several comments regarding the excitement in the state of the Union at the outbreak of the American Civil War, including a letter dated May 1961 which reads in part, "You of course get the news of the intense excitement in all the northern States in regard to the War they are inaugurating to put down rebellion - Persons who came over by the last Steamer say the excitement and Patriotism of the people can hardly be described. The Americans here are also very much excited." In very good condition. A fascinating collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2020-06-22 20:38:01
1858. Great old drafts of French sketches, acts for comedy vaudeville, broadsides and play bills done by Jean Michel Granger from 1858-70 for your collection. See item description and pics below. Theatre Comedy Vaudeville Jean Michel Granger Draft Scripts Playbills Broadsides Scrap Book Journal from 1858-70 Item Description Here is a great collection of theatre vaudeville and comedy scripts, playbills, broadsides, journal, and scrap book pieces in a book of J M Granger for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself! Great old entertainment piece here. J M Granger appears to be the writer of these pieces. In this book the writings are scratched out or words added like being used for the draft of other pieces. The books covers plays from the 1858 to 1870 period. Granger seemed to be involved with the Theatre, based upon a second and third book that we have of his that will be offered separately in our store. What appears to be writing on pages in the book is too perfectly lined, so printed somehow. Any assistance in determining whom J M Granger was would be appreciated. A great mystery to solve here, eh?! Your identity would be kept anonymous. Thanks! The draft Theatre/Playbill/Scrapbook is 9.25" tall, by 6.5" across, by 1.25" wide. Probably about 125 pages, but not numbered, so a best guess. There is also a great leather cover over the book that someone hand tooled in the past. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don't be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions. Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: TimelessTokensDE (hallboys321) [Georgetown, Delaware, United States]
2020-06-22 19:40:03
CHEVIGNÉ (Louis, comte de.)
Paris: 1858. Librairie Koegui 21, rue vieille boucherie 64100 Bayonne Tél. +33 5 59 59 78 74 CHEVIGNÉ (Louis, comte de.) - Contes rémois - 1858 - ill. par E. MEISSONIER 1858 - Illustré par E. MEISSONIER 42732 CHEVIGNÉ (Louis, comte de.) Michel Lévy, - 1858 Reliure plein maroquin vermillon. Dos à nerfs ornés. Filets dorés et pointillés en encadrement sur les plats. Doublures de maroquin bleu roi bordées d?une guirlande florale. Doubles gardes. Toutes tranches dorées. Reliure signée MERCIER Sr. de Cuzin. Premier tirage de l?illustration de E. MEISSONIER: portraits de l?auteur et du dédicataire (S. Lavalette) et 40 vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte. Troisième édition, définitive, augmentée de 12 contes inédits. Ces textes égrillards et piquants sont l??uvre du commandant de la Garde de Reims, gendre de la veuve Clicquot, qui avait publié le recueil sous le voile de l?anonymat.
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI (alphab64) [64100 Bayonne, France]
2020-06-22 19:37:13
ELIOT, George.
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1858. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Half titles. Handsomely bound in sl. later full dark blue crushed morocco by Birdsall of Northampton, spine gilt in compartments, double-ruled borders & gilt dentelles. t.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy. Baker & Ross A3.2; the first book edition, following the serial publication in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1857). Sadleir 818; Wolff 2062. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-21 14:08:03
STEVENS, Abel, James Floy (editors)
Carlton & Phillips, New York. Magazine. A complete set of the entire run of monthly issues from July 1852-December 1858, bound in 13 mostly half calf or full leather volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with wood-engravings. The *National Magazine* was an eclectic and lively journal known for its wide ranging articles encompassing American biography and geography, diverse religious enthusiasms and metaphysical speculations, political reform, exotic birds and animals, and exotic foreign travel. William Cullen Bryant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, and many other important contemporary American literary figures are featured in its pages. Among the articles on religion are many that focus on New England transcendentalism and mystical Christianity, and the travel articles most often feature exotic places and peoples in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Asia, including arctic explorations. The magazine serialized many articles over several months. These include: "Birds; or, Recreations in Ornithology" illustrated with especially fine wood-engravings, and two other illustrated geographical surveys: "Lakes & Legends of Central New York," and "The Valley of the Naugatuck" (the Naugatuck River Valley of Western Connecticut). An ex-library set with bookplates and small ink stamp on most title pages. Most boards are worn and scuffed, with four volumes in full leather lacking part or all of the spine backs, else overall a good only, scarce complete set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-21 11:33:04
1858. In buone condizioni, alcune pagine ingiallite dal tempo. 5 Tomi in 6 volumi ( il 5° ne ha due) 1° vol. Milano e Pavia, pag. 839, con carte ripiegate di Milano (1) e di brocca con piatto (1) (foto) - 1858 2° vol. Venezia, Istria, Belluno, pag. 829 con carte ripiegate di Venezia (2) e di monumenti (1) (foto) - 1858 3° vol. Brescia, Cremona, Como, pag. 1244 - 1858 4° vol. Padova, Verona, Vicenza, pag. 1014 con carta ripiegata di Padova con difetto (foto) - 1859 5° vol. (primo) Valtellina, Mantova, Lodi, Crema , Bergamo, pag. 1091 con carta ripiegata di Mantova (foto) - 1859 5° vol. (secondo) Rovigo, Udine, Treviso, pag. 791 - 1861 Numerosissime ill. nel testo e f.t. + 14 tavole di personaggi illustri e carte a pagina singola di città. A disposizione per ulteriori foto.
Bookseller: Visionarium Art (visionarium) [Milano, Italy]
2020-06-21 02:13:07
LOWELL, John, editor
Crosby, Nichols, and Company, Boston, 1858. Tall octavo. 720pp. Copntemporary legal calf with morocco spine labels gilt. .Contemporary handwritten bookplate, faint stain on p. 105-106, spine slightly toned, else a nice, near fine copy. The entire June, 1857 issue (p. [61]-120) save for the final leaf, is the first printing of this important and detailed analysis of the opinions and a rigorous and severe critique of Justice Roger B. Taney and the Dred Scott Decision. In 1865, President Lincoln appointed John Lowell as United States district judge for Massachusetts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-20 06:22:07
Arrowsmith, John
Arrowsmith, London, 1858. Folding map of South Australia, a fine close up view of the new colony, with an inset at the top left Plan of Port Adelaide, with soundings and town layout,1846; and another at the upper right showing South Australia as part of the Australian continent. The nine counties are highlighted in yellow, blue or red and include Flinders, Stanley, Gawler, Light, Eyre, Adelaide, Sturt, Hindmarsh, and Russell. Edward John Eyre's routes are outlined in red, along with Captain Frome's tracks of 1842. The Kapunda Copper mine and a proposed railway link from Adelaide to Port Adelaide are indicated. "Mineral localities colored red" printed at the lower left, below the black rule. This appears to be the 4th updated printing of this map first published in 1843 in Arrowsmith's "London Atlas". It was reprinted the following year as a supplement to Dutton's "South Australia and It's Mines." Then in 1846, it was redesigned, adding the 2 insets. Finally, in this 1858 edition, the mining districts in red. Lithographed map on thin paper with fine outline color, 21 1/2 x 25 1/4". Tooley 1444; National Library Bib ID 101521; Library Australia # 23492738. Very bright and clean color outline map, with period folds.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA [Garrison, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-06-20 06:21:59
Arrowsmith, John
London: Arrowsmith, 1858. Fourth printing with additions. Folding map of South Australia, a fine close up view of the new colony, with an inset at the top left Plan of Port Adelaide, with soundings and town layout,1846; and another at the upper right showing South Australia as part of the Australian continent. The nine counties are highlighted in yellow, blue or red and include Flinders, Stanley, Gawler, Light, Eyre, Adelaide, Sturt, Hindmarsh, and Russell. Edward John Eyre's routes are outlined in red, along with Captain Frome's tracks of 1842. The Kapunda Copper mine and a proposed railway link from Adelaide to Port Adelaide are indicated. "Mineral localities colored red" printed at the lower left, below the black rule. This appears to be the 4th updated printing of this map first published in 1843 in Arrowsmith's "London Atlas". It was reprinted the following year as a supplement to Dutton's "South Australia and It's Mines." Then in 1846, it was redesigned, adding the 2 insets. Finally, in this 1858 edition, the mining districts in red. Lithographed map on thin paper with fine outline color, 21 1/2 x 25 1/4". Tooley 1444; National Library Bib ID 101521; Library Australia # 23492738. Very bright and clean color outline map, with period folds.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [United States]
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2020-06-19 20:53:02
OWEN, David Dale
Johnson & Yerkes, State Printers, Little Rock, 1858. First edition. Small quarto. 256pp., illustrated with one wood-engraved frontispiece plate, six color lithographic plates, and wood-engravings in text (including two full-page). Half-bound in contemporary dark green morocco and marbled paper over boards. Bookseller's ticket: "Bound by John E. Reardon, Book Seller, Little Rock" on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature in light pencil (Jacob Bally) on the front and rear free endpapers, with an additional manuscript note in pencil on the rear free endpaper dated April 26, 1864. Some scuffing to the board edges and corners, toning to intermittent text pages, very good. An historically important report, featuring several fine plates. Scarce in the trade. *OCLC* locates seven copies. *Sabin* 58006. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-19 14:03:08
Paris, Didier, 1858. Condition: Gut. Artikeldetails La Suisse historique et pittoresque description de ses vingt-deux cantons. Ornée de joliesm vues gravées sur acier, de costumes et de cartes. 2 vols. Paris, Didier, 1858. LVI, 208, 261 S. Half leather Sprache: Französisch Bestell-Nr: 622980 Bemerkungen: Good condition. Gilt edge. Leather spine partly discoloured. Corners very mildly bumped. Stamps on front papers. Paper foxed, otherwise clean. With 70 engravings, 3 maps and 17 coloured lithographies. Vol.1: front hinge slightly damaged.EUR 604,87 (inkl. 7,00% MwSt.) Versandkostenfrei innerhalb Deutschlands Aufgenommen mit whBOOK Sicheres Bestellen - Order-Control geprüft! Artikel eingestellt mit dem w+h GmbH eBay-Service Daten und Bilder powered by Buchfreund (2020-04-15).
Bookseller: antiquariat-der-wissenschaften (antiquariat-haker) [Berlin, Germany]
2020-06-19 03:56:30
Meyer's Universum:
Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1858. 8 Bände, ca. 1500 Seiten, Zahlreiche Stahlstiche (ca. 300). Einbände beschabt, Ecken bestossen, Bd.1 vorderer Deckel lose, Bd. 8 Block gebrochen, Vorsätze u. Titels. braunfleckig, Ränder nachgedunkelt, Stiche in gutem Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Schloss [Schwaigern, D, Germany]
2020-06-19 02:25:16
[JOHNSTON, George Liddell; James Albert Buchanan Jay.]
[Herefordshire, , c.1858]. Finely executed alphabet book Landscape quarto (260 × 370 mm). Quarter blue skiver commercial album, drab grey-green boards, title and illustrations to front cover in manuscript in black ink, 60 thick stock paper leaves, stitched.Spine a little rubbed, ends and tips slightly worn, front inner hinge split but contents sound, a little foxing to contents, otherwise bright and clean; remarkably well-preserved.A finely executed alphabet book of captioned pen-and-ink drawings, featuring personified letters in the Victorian grotesque tradition. The drawings were executed by a talented amateur artist, carefully copied from a rare, privately-published work, The Alphabet Illustrated, by Reverend George Liddell Johnston, a feature of which is the caricatured, oversized heads of the figures in a similar vein to the illustrations Henry Holliday later produced for Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876). "An artist of extraordinarily grotesque vision", Johnston (1817–1902) was ordained as a minister in 1849, leaving Northumbria to begin his ecclesiastical career in Exeter; he subsequently served as chaplain to the British Embassy in Vienna from 1856 to 1885 before returning to London. In 1969 a sketchbook of his work in Vienna was discovered, filled with drawings "upon which his reputation as an artist almost entirely rests". Just two copies of his Alphabet Illlustrated, published around 1855, are held insitutionally (Princeton and Cambridge). The amateur artist who painstakingly copied the work was James Albert Buchanan "Bertie" Jay (1839-1888). T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 22:20:35
[HUYOT, DUC, DOMMEY, DAUMET],
Paris: 1858. Rare exemplaire, présent seulement à la BnF et à la British Library. Couverture restaurée (couverture recto originelle recadrée et contrecollée sur papier ocre, couverture verso et toile du dos neuves) mais plissée, quelques déchirures marginales sans gravité ni manques, traces de mouillures (saines) en début et fin d'ouvrage (dernière section), affectant les marges de tête, voire partiellement certaines planches, sinon bon état de ce rare ouvrage. Merci de consulter les conditions de vente en fin de description avant tout achat. [HUYOT, JN ; DUC, J-L ; DOMMEY, E-T ; DAUMET, H.] Documents relatifs aux travaux du Palais de Justice de Paris et à la reconstruction de la Préfecture de Police. Planches et légendes. Impression votée par le Conseil municipal, dans sa séance du 1er février 1856; Par le Conseil général, dans sa séance du 5 octobre 1857. Paris, Typographie Charles de Mourgues Frères, successeurs de Vinchon, Imprimeurs de la Préfecture de la Seine, 1858. In-Plano - 49 x 67 cm. Broché sous couverture (restaurée) ocre, dos en toile verte, impression en noir sur le premier plat. 2 p, 34 pl. Atlas comprenant 34 planches, dont certaines dépliantes et en couleurs : 4 plans historiques (Palais de Justice vers 1500, en 1754 d'après Delagrive, en 1772 d'après Jaillot et en 1790 d'après Verniquet), 4 planches pour l'état du Palais en 1838 et 27 planches correspondant aux divers projets de reconstruction et d'agrandissement de la Restauration au Second Empire. Rare exemplaire, répertorié seulement à la BnF et à la British Library. Couverture restaurée (couvertur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie L'Art et la Manière (mj2cbooks) [Montrouge, France]
2020-06-18 21:58:12
Edgar Allan Poe
UK: Sampson Low, Son & Co, 1858. Good to very good condition. [POE, EDGAR ALLAN]. The Poetical Works. With Original Memoir. London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1858. Hardcover. First deluxe edition thus. Leather-bound. Large octavo (230 x 160mm), pp. [xxx], (2), 247. Attractively bound in original deluxe decoratively embossed full-morocco binding signed by W. Bone and Son of Fleet Street, London; highly ornate gilt decoration to boards and spine, bevelled edges, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g., 53 engraved illustrations in the text by F. R. Pickersgill, John Tenniel, Birket Foster, Felix Darley, Jasper Cropsey, P. Duggan, Percival Skelton and A. M. Madot - done under superintendence of Joseph Cundall, engraved head- and tail-pieces and initial letters by W. Harry Rogers. Printed by Richard Clay. Condition: Good to very good. Binding secure and square, hinges intact, some rubbing to spine ends, spine slightly darkened, couple of insignificant marks to covers, contents largely very clean with some foxing to endpapers, contemporary gift inscription to fep. Scarce. Paypal only. International tracked shipping - dispatched promptly and securely. Please view my other books. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, United Kingdom]
2020-06-18 21:06:42
Charles Monselet
Charles Monselet. Rétif de la Bretonne. Sa vie. Bibliographie (1854-1858). 1 des 20 ex. sur papier rose. Portrait avant la lettre et eau-forte. Bel exemplaire relié à l'époque. Envoi autographe de l'auteur. Charles Monselet. [Rétif de la Bretonne] Rétif de la Bretonne. Sa vie et ses amours. Documents inédits - Ses malheurs - Sa vieillesse et sa vie - Ce qui a été écrit sur lui - Ses descendants - Catalogue complet et détail de ses ouvrages suivi de quelques extraits. Avec un beau portrait gravé par Nargeot et un fac-similé. A Paris, chez Aug. Aubry, 1858 [i.e. chez Alvarez, 1854] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 12 cm), frontispice gravé (2 états) + fac-similé de l'écriture de Rétif de la Bretonne. Reliure de l'époque demi-charin marron à coins, tête dorée, non rogné. Coins légèrement usés. Quelques légères marques à la reliure. Intérieur frais. Le fac-similé est tiré sur papier rose également. Les couvertures imprimées n'ont pas été conservées. Edition originale de 1854 avec page de titre et couverture de remise en vente par Auguste Aubry en 1858. Tirage limité à 520 exemplaires. 400 ex. sur vergé. 60 ex. sur vélin. 40 ex. sur papier de Hollande. 20 e. sur papier rose. Celui-ci, 1 des 20 ex. sur papier rose avec le portrait avant la lettre et l'eau-forte. Exemplaire de dédicace offert par Charles Monselet à un ami proche avec cette dédicace : "A mon co-religionnaire en Rétif // A Louis *** (le nom du dédicataire a été soigneusement gratté) // [signé] Charles Monselet." Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. Ouvrage de référence sur Rétif de la Bretonne, sa vie et son oeuvre. Premier ouvrag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-18 21:06:40
Charles Monselet
Charles Monselet. Rétif de la Bretonne. Sa vie. Bibliographie (1854-1858). 1 des 40 ex. sur Hollande. Portrait avant la lettre. Bel exemplaire broché. Charles Monselet. [Rétif de la Bretonne] Rétif de la Bretonne. Sa vie et ses amours. Documents inédits - Ses malheurs - Sa vieillesse et sa vie - Ce qui a été écrit sur lui - Ses descendants - Catalogue complet et détail de ses ouvrages suivi de quelques extraits. Avec un beau portrait gravé par Nargeot et un fac-similé. A Paris, chez Aug. Aubry, 1854 [i.e. chez Alvarez, 1854] 1 volume in-8 (18,5 x 11,2 cm), broché de 212 pages + frontispice gravé + fac-similé de l'écriture de Rétif de la Bretonne. Couvertures imprimées. Edition originale de 1854 avec page de titre et couverture de remise en vente par Auguste Aubry en 1858. Tirage limité à 520 exemplaires. 400 ex. sur vergé. 60 ex. sur vélin. 40 ex. sur papier de Hollande. 20 e. sur papier rose. Celui-ci, 1 des 40 ex. sur papier fort de Hollande avec le portrait avant la lettre. La quatrième de couverture annonce que les 40 ex. sur Hollande possèdent aussi le portrait à l'eau-forte, qui n'a pas été broché dans notre exemplaire. Bel état de conservation. Légères salissures aux couvertures. Le dos est intact, non fendu. Intérieur très frais imprimé sur beau papier de Hollande épais. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. Ouvrage de référence sur Rétif de la Bretonne, sa vie et son oeuvre. Premier ouvrage du genre publié en 1854 (remis en vente en 1858) et qui précède de 20 ans la bibliographie du Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix) publiée en 1875 chez le libraire Auguste Fontaine. Ce … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-18 19:06:45
COOLIDGE, Henry Dingley
A collection of 11 unpublished playscripts by Henry Dingley Coolidge (1858-1922). The scripts are all individually bradbound in wrappers and laid into a tan cloth chemise. All are near fine with some wear at the extremities and a bit of toning, in a near fine lightly rubbed chemise. Coolidge, a direct descendant of *Mayflower* pilgrim William White, served as clerk for the Massachusetts Senate for 33 years. His interest in literary pursuits was well known, and noted in a senate resolution upon his sudden death in 1922, but during his lifetime he published just two books: *Manual for the Use of the General Court* and *Dead Reckoning: A Farce*. The one-act playscripts offered here are unpublished and were preserved by Coolidge's son, whose name and address are written on a paper label on the front pastedown of the chemise along with a list of titles. Though most of the plays are straightforward dramas and comedies, several venture into the supernatural, such as: *Mary, Be You a Witch?*, based on the Salem witch trails; *Haunted?*, a story on spiritual possession that ends tragically; and *The House of Fearsome Peril*, about a homicidal hypnotist. An interesting collection of unpublished plays from the turn of the century. Further details available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-18 17:46:29
IMRAY, James & Son
London: James Imray & Son, 89 & 102 Minories, 1858. Map no binding. Very good +. 40" X 74" within the neat line; three sheet blue-back chart; lighthouses indicated with red and yellow hand-coloring; light damp staining to the edge and a few scattered light stains; cleaned, conserved, and infill to areas of loss at upper and lower edges, mostly outside the neat line, new blue back lining by Green Dragon Binder, Shrewsbury, MA; very good plus. Edition of 1870 held at The British Library, St. Pancras, London; no WorldCat libraries hold this edition. Scarce. From a local Maine coastal barn, this uncommon nautical chart has been professionally conserved. The chart labels the U.S states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and both East and West Florida. West Florida was an independent republic for several months during 1810, and a curious addition to this chart. A working chart, small light notations in pencil with dates remain, showing progress in navigation.
Bookseller: Sandra L Hoekstra Bookseller [United States]
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2020-06-18 17:46:29
IMRAY, James & Son
James Imray & Son, 89 & 102 Minories, London, 1858. 40" X 74" within the neat line; three sheet blue-back chart; lighthouses indicated with red and yellow hand-coloring; light damp staining to the edge and a few scattered light stains; cleaned, conserved, and infill to areas of loss at upper and lower edges, mostly outside the neat line, new blue back lining by Green Dragon Binder, Shrewsbury, MA; very good plus. Edition of 1870 held at The British Library, St. Pancras, London; no WorldCat libraries hold this edition. Scarce. From a local Maine coastal barn, this uncommon nautical chart has been professionally conserved. The chart labels the U.S states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and both East and West Florida. West Florida was an independent republic for several months during 1810, and a curious addition to this chart. A working chart, small light notations in pencil with dates remain, showing progress in navigation.
Bookseller: Sandra L. Hoekstra Bookseller [Thomaston, ME, U.S.A.]
2020-06-15 20:55:19
KÖLN:
1858. Lithographie v. Francois Stroobant (ausgeführt im lith. Inst. Von Arnz & Co. In Düsseldorf) n. Prof. C.E. Conrad b. Arnz & Co. in Düsseldorf, um 1858, 57 x 62,5 Antizipierte Darstellung mit dem vollenden Dom. - Im Himmel restaurierte Stellen. - Seltene Ansicht!
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2020-06-15 20:40:38
MORRIS, William.
Bell & Daldy. 1858. FIRST EDITION. Half title, text vignettes. Orig. wavy-grained brown cloth, ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt; sl. rubbed, small expert repairs to head & tail of spine. A newspaper cutting headed 'A visit to William Morris' has been tipped onto leading pastedown; ink inscription on half title has faded & is nearly invisible. v.g. The first edition of Morris' first book, and the first volume of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published. Morris largely funded the publication of these poems by himself, but it was not a commercial or critical success and he would wait over nine years to publish another work. Many of the poems were inspired by medieval myths or events, including The Haystack in the Floods, which is set during the Hundred Years War. The volume is dedicated to Morris's friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-15 16:15:44
SCROPE, George Julius Poulett.
The geology and extinct volcanos of central France. ... Second edition, enlarged and improved.London, John Murray, 1858. Large 8vo (22 x 14 cm). With 17 lithographed plates printed in brown (including the frontispiece), mostly folding and including one in colour, two folding chromolithographed maps inserted in a pocket at the back paste-down, and many woodengraved illustrations in text. Contemporary green half morocco, gold-tooled spine, bound by J. Adams. XVII, [1 blank], 258 pp. Enlarged and revised second edition of an important geological work on volcanoes in France by the English geologist George Julius Poulett Scrope (1797-1876), "the first scientist to devote most of his life to the study of volcanic activity" (Lockwood). Fascinated with volcanoes from his early youth, he extensively studied volcanoes in France, Italy and Germany, and witnessed the eruption of the Vesuvius in 1822. "Scrope put forward the theory that the earth was hot, cooling and alive with geological movements that produced earthquakes, tectonic plate shifting, volcanoes and huge waves" (Hamilton). In the present work he describes the geology and extinct volcanoes of central France, and area known for its unusual geologic formations, like gorges and cone shaped hills, which according to Scrope was caused by "waves" of volcanic activity.Slightly browned, with only a few small spots. Binding rubbed along the extremities, slightly worn around the corners and the upper part of hinges. Overall in very good condition. J. Hamilton, Volcano: nature and culture, p. 109; J.P. Lockwood, Volcanoes: global pers … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
1858-75. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 560 x 385 mm.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
Richter after Gould
1858-75. Harpactes fasciatus 510 x 310 mm approx An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
H.C. Richter and J. Gould
1858-75. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 560 x 385 mm.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
1858-75. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 560 x 385 mm.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
1858-75. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 560 x 385 mm.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 16:01:27
H.C. Richter and J. Gould
1858-75. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 560 x 385 mm.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-06-15 15:26:32
John Beeson
New York: 1858. Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon John Beeson. Third Edition New York: John Beeson. Good. 1858. Third Edition. Softcover. Original tan wrapper and first several pages have chips and wear at corners. Binding tight. Light soil on wrappers and edges. Outspoken advocate for Native Americans John Beeson wrote this plea after the Rogue River Wars of the 1850s. Wagner-Camp 284. Howes B 314.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 143 pp. [Thumbnails Below] Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon Author: Beeson, John Publication: New York: John Beeson, 1858 Edition: Third Edition Binding: Softcover Condition: Good Description: New York: John Beeson. Good. 1858. Third Edition. Softcover. Original tan wrapper and first several pages have chips and wear at corners. Binding tight. Light soil on wrappers and edges. Outspoken advocate for Native Americans John Beeson wrote this plea after the Rogue River Wars of the 1850s. Wagner-Camp 284. Howes B 314.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 143 pp. Ref#: 008597 Back of Beyond Books Moab, UT We operate an open shop and specialize in books of the southwest including guide books, environmental writing, natural history writing and out-of-print regional books of the 4-corners region. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and adhere to the organization's strict code of ethics. Guarantee All books are guaranteed genuine as described, and are returnable for any reason during the 30 days after receipt. Please notify us as soon as possible if an item is b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 11:18:03
COTTINEAU DE KLOGUEN, Denis Louis and Miguel Vicente d'ABREU (translator).
Bosquejo historico de Goa escripto em inglez ... vertibo em Portuguez, e accrescentabo com algumas notas, e rectificações ...Nova-Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1858. 8vo. With a small illustration of one of the gates of Goa. Later half red morocco. VII, [1 blank] 5-"202" [=203], [1] pp. First and only edition of a translation in Portuguese of a description and history of the Portuguese colony in India. It describes the history of Goa and gives an overview of the religious establishments, population, government, religion, language, trade and industry, as well as on the behaviour and dress of the inhabitants. Several notes and excerpts from other authors were added by the translator and include a more recent description of Goa, as well as a list of publications on the revolution of 1821, descriptions of the activities of the inquisition and a description of the tomb of St. Francis Xaverius.Written by a French priest who had visited Goa in 1829, it was originally published in Madras in 1831 as An historical sketch of Goa. With the colony surrounded by the much larger British possessions in India, the Goan elite tried to mimic the British model of empire. The belief that better knowledge led to better administration of the colony increased the need for studies such as those by Cottineau. "Despite the prevalence of detailed critical studies of the impact of the Portuguese on Goa in the form of economic histories or pamphlets, it was works such as Cottineau de Kloguen's text that were said to represent the empiricist splendour achieved by the English academia, which Portuguese and Goan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 11:18:00
EFFENDI, Mahmoud.
Mémoire sur le calendrier arabe avant l'Islamisme, et sur naissance et l'age du prophète Mohammad.[Brussels, 1861?]. 4to. Modern paper wrappers. 45, [1 blank] pp. Offprint, with new title-page, page numbers and quire signatures, of an article on the Arabic calendar before Islam, by the Egyptian astronomer Mahmoud Effendi or Mahòmûd Ahòmad Hòamdî al- Falakî (1815-1885). Trying to reconstruct the calendar and chronology in use before the introduction of the Islamic Hijri calendar, Effendi studies the dates given for Muhammad's birth, the death of Muhammad's son Ibrahim, and the Hijra.In very good condition, untrimmed with most of the bolts unopened. Cook, Islamic scholarly tradition, p. 45.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 10:57:28
BLUME, Karl Ludwig.
Collection des orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke (back of title-page: printed by A.W/ Sythoff, Leiden), 1858[-1859]. Large folio (44.5 x 29 cm). With hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 70 lithographed plates (numbered 1-66, 9b, 9c, 9d and 12b, including 1 double-page plate), 56 hand-coloured. Contemporary brown half sheepskin, decorated paper (embossed flower pattern) sides. [8], VI, 190 pp. First edition, separate issue, of a beautifully illustrated study of the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan. "This work was elaborately illustrated by some of the most beautiful colored plates and most meticulous floral analyses to be found among the literature of the Old World orchids ... indispensable aid to investigators of the orchids of the entire East Indies." (Reinikka). It was simultaneously issued as a supplement to Blume's Flora Javae. Most of the species described are from Indonesia, but 17 are native to Japan (all but two depicted). The German-Dutch botanist Blume (1796-1862) was director of the Buitenzorg botanic garden and had befriended Von Siebold, who sent him original drawings of Japanese orchids. Some offsetting to the plates, occasional spots (most notably to the title-page) and slightly rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise in very good condition. Bastin & Brommer 212; Cordier, Japonica, col. 538; NCC (3 copies); Nissen, BBI 175; Reinikka, History of orchids, pp. 147-148; Stafleu & Cowan 569; cf. GFB, p. 50.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 10:56:18
LEUPE, Pieter Arend.
Reize van Maarten Gerritsz. Vries in 1643 naar het noorden en oosten van Japan.Including: SIEBOLD, Philipp Franz Balthasar von. Aardrijks- en volkenkundige toelichtingen tot de ontdekkingen van Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, met het fluitschip Castricum a[nn]o. 1643.Amsterdam, Frederik Muller; [The Hague], Koninklijk instituut voor taal-, land en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indië, 1858. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With lithographed folding plate with reproductions of six signatures and a folded lithographed reproduction of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries's original map , coloured in outline. Contemporary half cloth. [4], 440 pp. First edition of a transcription of the original 17th-century manuscript ship's log of the ship Castricum under the command of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries, on its journey to the north of Japan to discover the coast of Tartary. Included is a geographical and anthropological commentary written especially for this publication but also separately published in the same year, by the well-known Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (1796-1866), a German physician and botanist, sent to Dejima (Japan) in service of the Dutch and the first European allowed to teach Western medicine to the Japanese. The editor Pieter Arend Leupe also added transcriptions of several 17th-century documents related to the voyage.With bookplate. Some spots throughout, especially in the preliminaries, title-page browned and slightly soiled, the map somewhat thumbed and with a minor tear along a fold, still a good copy. Corners of the binding a bit bumped and the spine slightly damaged. Cat. NHSM, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 10:15:52
MÖLLHAUSEN, Heinrich Baldwin (Balduin).
Reis van den Mississippi naar de kusten van den Grooten Oceaan.Zutphen, A.E.C. van Someren, 1858-1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 double-page page tinted lithographed plates and a folding tinted lithographed map (29 x 47 cm) tracking Möllhausen's journey. Near contemporary blue half cloth. XIX, [1 blank], 360, 3, [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], 369, [6], [1 blank] pp. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a travel account by the German traveller, artist and writer Heinrich Baldwin Möllhausen (1825-1905) translated by Hendrik Carel Michaëlis (1818-1896). ''Möllhausen, in the capacity of artist and naturalist, accompanied the expedition sent out under Amiel Weeks Whipple ... for the preliminary survey of a railway route to the Pacific Ocean. He particularly devoted himself to a study of the Indians and their antiquities. The route followed was from Forth Smith in Arkansas across New Mexico and the Indian territories to the California coast at San Pedro'' (Hill). The preface is written by Alexander von Humboldt, a friend and patron of Möllhausen. The plates show views of buffalo around column-like sandstone buttes in the northwest Texas prairie and hunters with mules in the petrified forest in New Mexico's Rio Secco valley. The views (drawn by the author) and map (drawn by Henry Lange) were printed for the German edition and retain their German captions.Modern bookplates on paste-downs. With some mostly marginal foxing in the plates and adjacent leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding with minor traces of wear. Dutch edition of the ''experienc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 09:36:49
SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred.
Log of H.M.S. Cumberland [commanded by] Captain J.B. Dickson bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Provo W.P. Wallis, ... commencing 5th April 1857, ending 30th April 1858.With:(2) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Log of H.M.S. Siren . 16 guns, commanded from May 1st to May 8th 1858 by Captain J.H. Selwyn, from May 9th 1858 to [27th July 1858] by Com[ande]r G.M. Balfour.(3) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Journal of T.A. Sneyd Kynnersley acting mate H.M.S. Siren, 16 [guns], commencing July 28 1858, ending [11 April 1860].[In the Atlantic, along the European, African and especially the South American coasts, 1857-1860]. Small folio (32 x 20.5 cm). Three English manuscript ships' logs written in a single album in black ink on laid paper with a blue cast, with 3 hand-lettered title-pages, 2 sea charts showing the routes and 8 colour views (in watercolour, coloured pencil and sepia and black ink, mostly ships on the South American coast, but also camps) are drawn on 9 separate leaves, and 6 sea charts showing the routes and about 15 views drawn directly on the album leaves, mostly in black ink, but including a colour plan of one of the ships. Contemporary black half sheepskin. [215 (including 5 blank)], [117 blank] pp. A manuscript log book and journal of voyages to, from and along the coast of South America in the British navy ships Cumberland and Siren, all kept in a single album by the midshipman Thomas Alfred Sneyd-Kynnersley (1839-1874) in the years 1857 to 1860. The first voyage sailed from Cornwall to Rio de Janeiro, while others sailed along the South American coast, includ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 09:22:56
TRONSON, John Mortlock.
Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.London, Smith, Elder & Co. (colophon: printed by Bradbury and Evans), 1859. 8vo. With 2 woodcuts in text, 8 lithographic plates (4 tinted) 5 lithographed folding maps. Modern half morocco. XV, [1 blank], 414 pp. First and only edition of the adventures of a small British squadron in the Western Pacific in 1854-1856. The ships, under the command of Sir James Stirling took part in various actions against the Russians, with whom Great-Britain had been at war since 1853 (the Crimean War). Their main objective was to obstruct the Russians in getting the upper hand in Japan, since that country had opened itself to the West in 1853. After negotiating a treaty which opened Japanese ports to the British, the fleet travelled to China to battle pirates and later "captured" the almost deserted Russian harbour of Ayan. Besides giving his own colourful descriptions of Japan and the Japanese, Tronson also visited Korea, then an isolationist country under the Joseon dynasty. With a repaired tear in the first map and some minor foxing, mostly near the plates. In very good condition. Cordier, Japonica, col. 543; Cordier, Sinica, col. 2124; Hill, pp. 293-294.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 09:10:20
[BINGHAM, Minerva Clarissa (née Brewster)].
[Kingsmill primer]. [Ponape Island (Micronesia), Mission Press, 1858]. 4to (24 x 20 cm). Set in roman type with rules dividing the page into 5 compartments. [1] leaf. A rudimentary one-page primer for the language of the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific, printed in "a few copies" for the missionary Hiram Bingham junior (stationed on Apaiang Island), whose wife had prepared it, and produced by the printing office of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) at their mission on Ponape Island. It was intended as an aid to teach the natives the alphabet and take the first steps toward teaching them to read. The language, very close to that of the Caroline Islands where it was printed, is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, which includes Maori. The Gilbert Islands were often called "Kingsmill" in the 19th-century, hence the title "Kingsmill primer" in the manuscript note on the copy in the ABCFM collection at Harvard College Library, which continues: "printed at Ponape, Sept. 1858". With the upper right corner torn off, not approaching the printed letters or rules, a couple small marginal tears, 1 small hole in a blank area and a few small spots, but still in very good condition. An ephemeral teaching aid and one of the earliest examples of printing in Micronesia: an extraordinary survival. J.E. Alden, "A press in paradise: the beginnings of printing in Micronesia", in: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 38 (1944), pp. 269-283, item 14.
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