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        Supplementary despatches and memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G / edited by his son, the Duke of Wellington. [13 volumes]

      London : J. Murray, 1858-1872, 1858, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies bound in modern (ca.1950) title-blocked orange cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Varying degrees of dust-toning to boards. Some scratch marks to the spine cover of volume 5. Volumes 2, 5, 9, 11 and 12 are unread copies with unopened pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: Ministry of Defence / War Office Library, with usual marks remaining. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 15 v. ; 24 cm. Lacking volumes 13 and 15. Contents: v. 1-4. India, 1797-1805 - v. 5. Ireland, 1807-1809 - v. 6. Expedition to Denmark; plans for conquest of Mexico; expeditions to Portugal in 1808 & 1809; and the first advance of the British Army into Spain, 1807-1810 - v. 7. Peninsula, 1810-1813 - v. 8. Peninsula and South of France, 1813-1814 - v. 9. South of France, embassy to Paris and Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815 - v. 10. Waterloo, the campaign in France, and the capitulation of Paris by a military convention with the allied British and Prussian Armies, 1815 - v. 11. Occupation of France by the Allied armies; surrender of Napoleon; and restoration of the Bourbons, 1815-1817 - v. 12. Settlement of claims on France; financial state of France; differences between Spain and Portugal; negotiations respecting the colonies of Spain in America; plot and attempt to assassinate the Duke of Wellington; evacuation of France by the Allied armies, 1817-1818 - v. 14. Appendix, 1812 to end of the military series. Subjects: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 -- Correspondence -- Letters -- Great Britain -- Army -- Officers -- Miltary History -- Sources -- 18th century -- 19th century.

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        Tratado de mecánica elemental / por D. José Balanzat, Coronel graduado, primer Comandante de Artillería, Profesor que fue de la Academia de su arma

      - Madrid: [s.n.] Imp. y Lit. Militar del Atlas, a cargo de D. Antonio Pérez Dubrull, 1858.- 201 p., 3 h.: al final13 láminas grabadas y plegadas; 4º (22,6 x 16 cm.); Plena Piel Chagrén roja, tapas artísticamente doradas a base de castillos y leones dorados, insertados en el centro de trazos romboidales marcados en nego, todo ello recuadrado en los márgenes por 3 filetes dorados, cantos dorados y contracantos con rueda en seco, lomera dorada con cuatro nervios, cortes dorados, guardas en papel moire amarillas.- Magnífica encuadernación de la época, con tan solo algunos roces en las esquinas que han sido debidamente restaurados. PRECIOSO EJEMPLAR. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym.

      Michel Lévy frères 1858 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1858, 11x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin cerise, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets à froid et orné de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Rares et légères rousseurs sans gravité. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CIRCULAR TO THE CITIZENS OF HARRIS COUNTY

      Houston: Printed at the Telegraph Book Office, 1858.. 7pp. Printed on a single folded sheet, unopened. Tanned, some foxing and soiling. Slight separation along one fold, with a bit of paper loss but not affecting text. Good. Rare defense of a public officeholder's honor in antebellum Houston, the only copy that we have been able to locate. Berry, the former Harris County Treasurer, addresses this rare circular "to the Tax Payers of Harris County," giving them an accounting of the receipts, expenditures, and debts of the county for the year ending August 1858. The purpose of the accounting, and of Berry's accompanying text, is to defend himself against the recent "grave charge of fraud, not openly, but insinuatingly and insidiously, alleged against me, by Judge Shearn, in his circular, issued upon the heel of the late election." Judge Charles Shearn (1794-1871) was a major figure in the political and mercantile life of Harris County. A veteran of the Texas Revolution, Shearn was a merchant, a Houston City Councilman, and Chief Justice of Harris County for six years. Berry gives his defense, concluding with thanks to the citizens of the county: "the only apology I have for taxing them with this refutation of a slander, is my desire to wipe out that 'stain,' and, if I have not succeeded in doing so, I have the satisfaction of knowing that the attorney-general of the state, and every chief justice and board of commissioners for Harris county from 1848 to 1856, have fallen into the same error with myself." No copies are located in OCLC, not in Winkler. Rare, possibly unique.

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        Iscrizioni etrusche e etrusco-latine in monumenti che si conservando nell' I.

      E. R. Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze. Edite a fac-simile con tavolo litografiche. Florence, M. Cellini, 1858. 4to. CVIII,+ 300; (4) pp.+ 2 engr. plates,+ 73 lith. plates, partly printed in red. Modern black half linen with all wrappers preserved (Johanna Röjgård). Giancarlo Conestabile della Staffa (1824-77) was professor in archaeology at the university at Perugia, and specialist in Etruscan studies. Besides this work on the Etruscan inscriptions preserved in the Ufficzi galleries in Firenze, is his main work "Dei monumenti di Perugia Etrusca e Romana", published in four volume between 1855 and 1870

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        Istoria civile del Regno di Napoli.

      s.n. 1858 - Naples (?) , s. n., 1858. 5 vol. in 8 de VIII-315pp., 257-3l5pp., 292-VI-227pp., 366-VI-328pp., 382 270-178pp., reliures cartonnées à la bradel, demi toile rouge postérieure, de nombreuses rousseurs éparses, taches d'humidité, mouillures, coins rognés, plats usés, papier jauni, planches en noir hors texte. Dans cet ouvrage, Pietro Giannone, née en 1676 à Ischitella, parcours, en la subdivisant en 40 livres, l'Histoire de l'état Napolitain, de l'époque Romaine jusqu'au début des années 1700, mettant en évidence les luttes qui se sont déroulées entre le pouvoir civil et le pouvoir temporel de l'église. Ce dernier soutint que le pouvoir civil et juridique devrait diriger la cité et non lepouvoir religieu. Pietro Giannone exprime aussi dans son oeuvre le désir de s'affranchir du passé, s'inscrivanten droite ligne dans le mouvement laique et cultivé qui donna naissance à l'illuminisme. La publication de ''l'Istoria civile'' publiée pour la première fois à Naples en 1723vaudra à l'auteur d'être excommunié par l'Archevéque de la ville, l'obligeant à s'exiIer à Vienne, par la suite il retourna en Italie puis fut contraint de nouveau à s'exiler à Genève. enfin il fut invité à se rendre dans le Piémont, se croyant en sécurité, il y fut arrêté et emprisonné, c'est dans cet état qu'il décéda en 1748. Dans le septième chapitre de ''Histoire de la colonne infâme'', Alessandro Manzoni fait la liste des erreurs et plagiats commis par Giannoni, citant certains auteurs copiés tels que Giovan Battista Nani, Paolo sarpi. Le travail de l'historien napolitain fut loué par Edward Gibbon. Il est aussi l'auteur de: ''L'ape ingegnosa'', ''I discorsi storici sopra gli Annali di Tito Livio'', ''Apologia dei teologi scolastici''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Three Clerks

      London: Richard Bentley, 1858 - The most autobiographical of Trollope's early novels, based on his years as a junior clerk in the Post Office. Revered by afficionados for the first appearance of the barrister Mr. Chaffanbrass, who was later to resurface in Orley Farm and again in Phineas Redux. One of 1,000 sets printed of the first edition. Sadlier 6, Wolff 6796. A very good set in three-quarter blue morocco over marbled boards. Housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Etoiles Dernière Féerie, Astronomie Des Dames par le Cte Foelix

      Martinon, Paris 1858 - Half calf over marbled boards, wear at edges, corners bumped. In two parts with 14 colored plates. Scattered light foxing and browning, but generally quite clean. A lovely counterpart to Grandville's Fleurs Animées. 252pp, 185pp. Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Illustrator: J.J. Grandville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 044412. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Xenia Orchidacea. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Orchideen.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1858-1900. 3 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. x, 246; vii, 232; vi, 192, with 300 (150 partly hand-coloured) copper engravings. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines (some hinges repaired). One of the rarest works on orchids. Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889) became the foremost German orchidologist of the 19th century, his father being a well-known botanist. H.G. Reichenbach succeeded John Lindley as 'orchid king'. "Orchid specimens from all over the world were sent to him for identification, and these, together with his copious notes and drawings, forms an immense herbarium which rivaled that of Lindley at Kew" (Reinikka, 'A history of the orchid', p. 215). After Reichenbach's death the work was continued by Kraenzlin. The fine plates are after drawings by Reichenbach, Wendland, Giraud and Kraenzlin. The colouring of the coloured plates is confined to the flowers, as in all copies. //Nissen BBI, 1609; Stafleu & Cowan 8894.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Zweiundsechzig Tafeln mit Façaden, Grundrissen, Profilen, theils ausgeführter Gebäude, theils Entwürfe aller Gattungen von Palästen, Schlössern, Hotels, öffentlichen Gebäuden, Stadt- und Landkirchen, Kapellen, Schulgebäuden, kleinen und größeren Schauspiel- und Schützenhäusern, Observatorien, öffentlichen Vergnügungslocalen, Stall- und Wirthschaftsgebäuden, Eisgruben ec. ingleichen von Land-, Gartenhäusern und Villas reichster Auswahl, von Parkgebäuden, Gärtnerwohnungen, Pavillons, Gewächshäusern, Badehäusern und Badezimmern, Cottagen, Schweizerhäusern, Lauben, Bogengängen, Schaukeln, Fontänen, Springbrunnen, Bassins, Brücken, Hängebrücken, Terrassen, Gitterwerk u.s.w. Nebst Vorlagen und Details zu Portiken, Freitreppen, Säulengängen, Colon

      Weimar, Voigt, 1858 - Voigt, Weimar 1858. 25,3 x 21,5 cm. Titel, 53, (3) Seiten und 62 lithographierte Tafeln. Halbleinen der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln, etwas berieben. Innen durchgehend teils gering, teils (vor allem am unteren Rand) stärker gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Halbleinen der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln, etwas berieben. Innen durchgehend teils gering, teils (vor allem am unteren Rand) stärker gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Governayle of Helthe: with the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke. With Introductory Remarks and Notes by William Blades.

      London, Blades, East & Blades, 1858.Reprinted in 1858 from William Caxton's edition of 1490, and LIMITED TO 55 COPIES ONLY. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard is a printed facsimile of the first page of Caxton's book, repeated within, the text consists of a complete reproduction of Caxton's print in gothic type and "an annotated reprint" in roman type, pages: viii, [1], 25, [1], [36], [40], followed by 8 pages of Glossary, plus the prospectus for his Treatise on the Typographical Works of William Caxton, bound in full publisher's black morocco, gilt border to covers, rebacked to match, no lettering or label, all edges red. Small neat repair to fore - edge of upper cover, edges of covers just slightly rubbed, tissue guard browned and with a small chip at fore - edge, new pastedowns, inner hinges and one inner joint at front strengthened with bookbinder's linen cloth, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "An effort has been made, by the use of Types very similar to those employed by Caxton, to give this reprint something of the Appearance of the Original. To effect this still further, the Types were cast expressly in Pewter, which, from its Softness, yields an Impression resembling more the Productions of the early Printers than could be obtained from harder materials. Great care has been taken to make the Text an accurate Reproduction of the Original". (Preface). Fifteenth century books on health are very rare. This is a health maintenance manual focusing on how to keep men (not women) healthy, with occasional notes on ill - health. Both parts were published anonymously and The Governayle of Helthe has been variously attributed to John de Bordeaux and also to Bartholomaeus Montagnana, the younger, the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke has been attributed to John Lydgate. Caxton's edition was not reprinted until our edition of 1858 which is beautifully printed. William Blades the editor and publisher of our edition was deeply interested in Caxton and wrote the Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer, which was published in 1861 - 1863. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre. Zwanzig Vorlesungen.

      Berlin, A. Hirschwald 1858.. Mit 144 Textholzschnitten. XVI, 440 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild.. Eimas 1892; Horblit 99; Osler 1624; Waller 9996; PMM 307 c; Garrison-M. 2299: "One of the most important books in the history of medicine, and the foundation stone of cellular pathology." - "The importance of this work can scarcely be overstated" (Eimas). - "Virchow war der erste, der das heute allgemein anerkannte Axiom 'Omnis cellula a cellula' aufstellte. 'Wo eine Zelle entsteht da muss eine Zelle vorausgegangen sein, ebenso wie das Tier aus dem Tiere, die Pflanze nur aus der Pflanze entstehen kann.' Das Ziel seiner 'Cellularpathologie' bestand darin, dass er eine Beziehung herstellen wollte zwischen der Schleiden-Schwann-Theorie [die Zelle als Grundeinheit des Lebens] und seinem Forschungsgebiet der Pathologie, auf dem er Hervorragendes leistete" (PMM). - Mit Exlibris des Neustrelitzer Dr. med. Georg Scheerbarth, der ab 1927 in Gießen als Homöopath arbeitete. - Gering berieben und bestoßen.

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        Catalogue systématique des Lépidoptères de l'Andalouse.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1858. Royal-8vo. pp. (4), 412, ix, (3), with 22 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent cloth, spine with gilt lettered label. A beautifully illustrated monograph and one of the very few illustated works on Spanish butterflies. The superb plates are after drawings by E. Blanchard and engraved by Clergé.//Nissen ZBI, 3276; Horn-Schenkling 17615.

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        The Defence of Cawnpore

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts,, 1858. Octavo. Original red embossed cloth, title gilt to front board, reddish-brown surface-paper endpapers, printed ads to the pastedowns. Folding map frontispiece with dispositions in colour, and one other folding map. A little rubbed and with a couple of nicks, but overall very good. First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his class in 1836. He served in the Crimea " present with the headquarter staff at Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, and throughout the siege of Sevastopol, remaining in the Crimea until June 1856. He was mentioned in dispatches, and made brevet lieutenant-colonel on 12 December 1854 and CB on 5 July 1855. He received the Mejidiye (fourth class) and the Légion d'honneur (third class)" (ODNB). Following the outbreak of the Indian mutiny, Adye was sent to India as assistant adjutant-general of artillery. Arriving at Cawnpore he discovered that Sir Colin Campbell had already left to relieve Lucknow, with the Gwalior contingent advancing on Cawnpore. "He took part in the actions fought there by Major-General Charles Ash Windham … and afterwards wrote The Defence of Cawnpore . He was present at the battle of 6 December, in which the Gwalior contingent was routed by Sir Colin Campbell after his return from Lucknow. His administrative duties then compelled Adye to return to Calcutta, and he saw no more fighting during the mutiny". From early 1859 Adye commanded the Madras artillery; deputy adjutant-general of artillery in India from March 1863 until 1868; "and implemented the amalgamation of the three East India Company regiments of artillery with the Royal Artillery, which required patience and tact". Following his return to England in 1866 he was successively Director of Artillery and Stores, governor of the RMA, Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, and finally Governor of Gibraltar, also serving on Wolseley's staff in Egypt.

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        ANALES DE PRIMERA ENSEÑANZA. Periódico de las Escuelas y de los Maestros. Tomos I al X.

      - Quincenal. Comienza el 15 de julio de 1858. Madrid, Imprenta Victoriano Hernando, 1858-1868, 17x24, 10 tomos de unas 800 págs. aprox. cada uno, correspondientes a los 10 primeros años, se publicó todavía dos años más. (39539).

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        Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche zeewezen. 2e druk. Vermeerderd met de nagelaten aanteekeningen . en uitgegeven onder toezicht van J.K.J. de Jonge.

      - Haarlem, A.C. Kruseman, 1858 - 1862.6 volumes in 5 (including index volume). Original half cloth (rebacked with the original spines mounted), with the original printed wrapper mounted on front. With 5 engraved title-pages, 14 maps and plates (mostly folding) and 45 portraits (foxed as usual).* Second and best edition. - 'The most authentic history of the Dutch marine, founded entirely on documents of the Royal Archives. It is the more important as many of these documents were consumed, after the publication of the work, in the great fire of 1853, which destroyed a part of the Archives. Its value for the American collector needs not to be specified, as it contains very ample material for the history of the West-India-Company, the early expeditions to America, the wars with the Spaniards and Portuguese there, and the transmarine colonies. Many of the fine portraits are taken from old pictures, drawings, and very rare plates, not known before' (Muller, America, p.87).Cat. NHSM I, p.353; Sabin 36635. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson. A New Edition to which is added, a Memoir of Mr. Izaac Walton, by Will: Dowling, Esquire, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, with Illustrative Notes, Engravings, Index, etc., etc.

      London: Henry Washbourne and Co., 1858 - Octavo (175 × 116 mm). Full red morocco "extra gilt" by Mansell, title direct to spine, fleurons gilt to compartments, twined floral rolled panel with dog-tooth borders, foliate edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Very light shelf-wear, some browning throughout, particularly to the plates which have off-set to the facing pages, but overall a very good copy, handsomely presented. Frontispiece and 8 other plates, 5 of them portraits, engraved illustrations to the text, title page in red and black. Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe travelled to South Africa in 1878 and served in the Cape Mounted Riflemen, participating in the Ninth Frontier War and the Basuto War of 1880. Subsequently worked for the Kaffrarian Colonial Bank and as a manager of the Kleinfontein Mine on the Witwatersrand. During the Anglo-Boer War, he raised and trained a volunteer corps in the Eastern Province and was later promoted to colonel in charge of a mobile column of the Western Cape. Crewe became Member of Parliament for Aliwal North in 1902 and acted as Colonial Secretary and later as Minister of Agriculture. He held the office of Member of the Legislative Assembly, Union of South Africa, for East London between 1910 and 1919. He fought in the campaign in German East Africa during the First World War.

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        An Historical Account of American Coinage

      Joel Munsell. Hardcover. Albany, 1858. Quarto, later quarter green crushed morocco over green leatherette, 151 pp. plus five plates. Spine in six compartments. One of 205 copies printed with wide margins. The exceedingly scarce first edition of Hickcox's work on American Coinage. "The first work to lay claims to being an American Numismatic work." - Champa Sale 2356, Davis 510, Howes H463. Measurements: the cover is 9 and 15/16ths inches tall by 7 and 1/4 inches wide. A leaf is 9 and 9/16ths tall by 6 and 1/2 wide. The book (including front & back covers) is 7/8ths of an inch thick. . Very Good. 1858. First Edition.

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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre. Zwanzig Vorlesungen

      Berlin, A. Hirschwald 1858.. Mit 144 Textholzschnitten. XVI, 440 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Eimas 1892; Horblit 99; Osler 1624; Waller 9996; PMM 307 c; Garrison-M. 2299: "One of the most important books in the history of medicine, and the foundation stone of cellular pathology." - "The importance of this work can scarcely be overstated" (Eimas). - "Virchow war der erste, der das heute allgemein anerkannte Axiom `Omnis cellula a cellula` aufstellte. `Wo eine Zelle entsteht da muss eine Zelle vorausgegangen sein, ebenso wie das Tier aus dem Tiere, die Pflanze nur aus der Pflanze entstehen kann.` Das Ziel seiner `Cellularpathologie` bestand darin, dass er eine Beziehung herstellen wollte zwischen der Schleiden-Schwann-Theorie [die Zelle als Grundeinheit des Lebens] und seinem Forschungsgebiet der Pathologie, auf dem er Hervorragendes leistete" (PMM). - Mit Exlibris des Neustrelitzer Dr. med. Georg Scheerbarth, der ab 1927 in Gießen als Homöopath arbeitete. - Gering berieben und bestoßen.

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        L'Architecture du Ve au XVIIe siecle et les arts qui en dependent: la sculpture, la peinture murale, la peinture sur verre, la mosaique, la ferronnerie, etc., publies d'apres les travaux inedits des principaux architectes francais et etrangers [Architecture in the Fifth to the Seventeenth Century...]

      Paris: Gide, Editeur. 1858. First. First edition. Four volumes. Quarto. Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth. Joints of a couple of volumes a little stressed but holding, spine ends a bit worn, and slight foxing to the plates, mostly confined to the margins, a very good set. Born into a wealthy family of textile merchants, Gailhabaud (1810-1888) devoted his life to the study of architecture, art, and archeology, and spent eight years compiling this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. He attempted to make his works both authoritative and accessible to laymen, but his enthusiasm got the better of him and by the 1860s he had lost much of his fortune attempting to publish a monumental history of art. He was compelled to sell his personal library to the City of Paris for a large sum and a lifetime curatorial position, but the library was destroyed in a 1871 fire. Although his legacy suffered considerably from this reversal in fortune, his works on medieval churches and cathedrals are still in print to this day. .

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        Levantamiento y Guerra De Cataluña, En Tiempo De Don Juan II. Documentos Relativos á Aquellos Sucesos. 9 Vols. De Un Total De 13. Faltan Los 4 Últimos. Colección De Documentos Inéditos De l Archivo De La Corona De Aragón.

      Imprenta Del Archivo., Barcelona 1858 - 496 - 503 - 506 - 502 - 511 - 498 - 496 - 507 y 505 pp. En perfecto estado de conservación. Size: 9 Vols.en 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ur svenska flottans minnen. Dikter.

      - Prisbelönta af Svenska Akademien. Stockholm 1858. P. A. Norstedt & Söner. 8:o. 114 s. Skinnband i grön saffian. Helt guldsnitt. Rygg med rik gulddekor. Pärmar med förgylld ram och hörnstämplar samt inre romboid ram med girlanger, våglinjer samt stämplar. Inre förgyllda denteller. (Inbundet hos B. Willms i Kongsberg). Etikett på främre pärms spegel. Liten lagning vid ryggens huvud med liten skinnförlust. Tillskrift på verso av främre blanka försättsblad. 20 x 13 cm. *B. Willms i Kongsberg nämns ej i Astrid Schjoldager. Bokbind og bokbindere i Norge inntil 1850. [#\7448]

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        Josef Smith och Mormonismen

      Linkoping: C.F. Ridderstad, 1858. First edition. 98pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Original green printed wrappers with decorative floral borders on front and rear panel. Near fine. Minor bumping to the extremities other wise fine. Many of the pages are uncut. We are only able to locate four institutional copies. An uncommon Swedish work in nice condition. The title in English is 'Joseph Smith and Mormonism'. Flake/Draper 6338 (misidentified as a Danish pamphlet)

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        THE INDIAN EMPIRE: HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, GEOLOGYÂ…WITH A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE BENGAL ARMY

      London Printing and Publishing Company Limited LONDON, [1858?-1861?] First Edition. 3 volumes in 8 divisions, in the original cloth parts. With 117 engraved plates, 2 double-page maps, 3 engraved title pages, and 3 frontispieces. Minimal foxing throughout. A clean and tight set, with just the spines a bit dulled. Rare in the original 8 parts and in this condition. A very nice set. . First Edition. Very Good++.

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        The Governayle of Helthe: with the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke. With Introductory Remarks and Notes by William Blades

      London, Blades, East & Blades, 1858.. Reprinted in 1858 from William Caxton's edition of 1490, and LIMITED TO 55 COPIES ONLY. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard is a printed facsimile of the first page of Caxton's book, repeated within, the text consists of a complete reproduction of Caxton's print in gothic type and "an annotated reprint" in roman type, pages: viii, [1], 25, [1], [36], [40], followed by 8 pages of Glossary, plus the prospectus for his Treatise on the Typographical Works of William Caxton, bound in full publisher's black morocco, gilt border to covers, rebacked to match, no lettering or label, all edges red. Small neat repair to fore-edge of upper cover, edges of covers just slightly rubbed, tissue guard browned and with a small chip at fore-edge, new pastedowns, inner hinges and one inner joint at front strengthened with bookbinder's linen cloth, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "An effort has been made, by the use of Types very similar to those employed by Caxton, to give this reprint something of the Appearance of the Original. To effect this still further, the Types were cast expressly in Pewter, which, from its Softness, yields an Impression resembling more the Productions of the early Printers than could be obtained from harder materials. Great care has been taken to make the Text an accurate Reproduction of the Original". (Preface). Fifteenth century books on health are very rare. This is a health maintenance manual focusing on how to keep men (not women) healthy, with occasional notes on ill-health. Both parts were published anonymously and The Governayle of Helthe has been variously attributed to John de Bordeaux and also to Bartholomaeus Montagnana, the younger, the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke has been attributed to John Lydgate. Caxton's edition was not reprinted until our edition of 1858 which is beautifully printed. William Blades the editor and publisher of our edition was deeply interested in Caxton and wrote the Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer, which was published in 1861-1863. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Illinois Central Railroad Company offers for sale over 1,500,000 acres selected farming and wood lands in tracts of forty acres and upwards, to suit purchasers on long credits and at low rates of interest : situated on each side of their railroad, extending all the way from the extreme north to the south of the state of Illinois

      Illinois Central Rail Road Office, Chicago 1858 - 8vo, 5 p.l., p. 5-80; full-p. map of Illinois, double-p. map of the guide to the Illinois Central Railroad Lands, wood-engraved frontispiece, 6 wood- engraved illustrations in the text; slight nibble out of the fore-margin of the first 3 leaves, else a near fine copy in original yellow pictorial wrappers.Another edition, with same text, has imprint: Boston, G.C. Rand & Avery, printers, 1857. Byrd 2683; Ante-Fire Imprints, 263. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettre Autographe Signée de Giacomo Meyerbeer.

      * 1858 - Lettre Autographe Signée de Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864). D'origine allemande, ses œuvres sont considérées comme fondatrices du « Grand opéra français ». Joint un portrait de Giacomo Meyerbeer, par Delpech mort en 1825. Le portrait datant certainement d'avant 1825 est signé par Giacomo Meyerbeer. Nice le 4 mars à Madame Célérier, il a bien reçu l'exemplaire du Figaro qu'elle lui a envoyé mais il pense qu'elle s'est trompée de numéro, car il n'y est pas mentionné. Il a su par Scudo qu'elle a eu la bonté de faire la commission dont il l'avait chargée. "Ma pauvre femme le troisième jour de son arrivée à Berlin a dû se mettre au lit, et ne l'a pas pu quitter pendant cinq semaines. Maintenant elle commence à aller mieux". Sa fille Blanche et "son petit bambin" se portent au mieux. LAS 1 page de format in-4°(25x19). Portrait de format in-4°(27x18). Très bon état. Dédicacé par l'auteur

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        HARPER'S WEEKLY.Journal of Civilisation. 1858. Vol. II.,

      NEW YORK: HARPER'S WEEKLY, 1858 - ca. 360 S. mit zahlreichen tls. ganzs. Stichen. (es fehlen im Heft 72 die SS. 311-314 und im Heft 79 die SS. 423-426) in englischer Sprache. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 499 41 x 29 cm, priv. HLn. wenige Blätter von alter Hand mit halbdurchsichtigem Seidenpapier restauriert. Dadurch dort Beeinträchtigungen beim Lesen des Textes, sonst in sehr gutem Gesamtzustand. 24 Hefte in Privatband gebunden. 1.Heft: dass.: Telegraph Supplement 4.Sept. 1858, dann die Nrn: 56, 58, 60, 63, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 91, 93, 95, 96. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS ON MECHANICAL SUBJECTS.

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts., London. 1858 - .viii, 183, 24 pp. Modern leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. "Whitworth was a mechanical engineer known for his innovations in machine tool manufacture and mechanical construction. He also made notable advances in firearms production, to which he devoted much of his attention following the Crimean War". Contents include chapters on 'A Paper n Plane Metallic Surfaces or True Planes', 'A Paper on an Uniform System of Screw Threads, read at the Institution of Civil Engineers, in 1841', 'Rifled Fire-arms', etc. ILLUSTRATED WITH 2 COLORED PLATES. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyer's Universum. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst. Octavausgabe in 5 Bänden (und: Neue Folge, 5 Bände).

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut 1858-1861.. 10 in 5 Bänden. Gross-8° (24 x 16,5 cm). Mit 10 gestochenen Titeln u. 412 Stahlstich-Tafeln (komplett) sowie erläuterndem Text (jeweils ca. 180 Seiten). Halbleder-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenblind- u. -goldprägung (Rücken von Band 3-4 im oberen Teil beschädigt: ca. 7 cm des Rückenbezuges fehlen). Blätter teils stockfleckig, einige stark gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Deckel teils beschabt u. etwas fleckig, Einbandecken u. -kanten bestossen.. Statt des Stahlstichs von Battina hier enthalten: Lago d'Averno (Neapel), außerdem Schloss Nymphenburg, Erlangen, Wittenberg, Breslau, Königsberg, Asperg, München, Lübeck, Bremen, Stettin, Bayreuth, Heilbronn, Kiel, Schleswig, Rendsburg, Elberfeld, Rom, Paris, New York, San Francisco und viele andere - SW: Oktavausgabe

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        Der Kehlkopfrachenspiegel und die Methode seines Gebrauches (Nr. 26: pp.401-409). + Sitzungsbericht: ... Ludwig Türck: ... über die Verwendung des Kehlkopfspiegels (Vorläufige Mitteilung) (Nr.17: p.271).

      . Z. k.k. Ges. Ärzte, 14/17+26. - N.F., 1. - Wien, Gerold, 26.April 1858 und 28.Juni 1858, 4°, pp.257-272; 401-416, in zwei verlagsfrische original Hefte in feiner Chemise; beigelegt zwei weitere Hefte mit Arbeiten zum Thema.. First Edition - very fine copy! - "Ludwig Türck (1810-1868), at first sceptical of Garcia's laryngoscope, later adopted it and claimed from Czermak priority in its clinical employment; these two gentelment fought one another bitterly for some years over this point." - Further "Über die Verwerthung des Kehlkopfspiegels zur Diagnostik und Therapeutik der Krankheiten der Zunge" von Dr. semeleder (Nr.28, 12. Juli 1858, pp.431-438, 1 Abb.) and "Zur Verwerthung des Kehlkopf-Rachenspiegels" von Dr. Carl Störck (Nr.51, 20.Dec. 1858, pp.797-801, 2 Fig.). - - Garrison & Morton No.3330

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        Physiologische Untersuchungen mit Garcia's Kehlkopfspiegel (pp.557-584, 3 Taf.).

      . S.ber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, 29/12. - Sitzung vom 29. April 1858. - Wien, Karl Gerold & Sohn, 1858, 8°, (8), pp.529-594, (6), 3 lith. Taf., OBrosch.. First edition - of the first major publication of Laryngology! - Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1873) "was the first to demonstrate the utility of the laryngoscope invented by Garcia. He substituted artificial light for sunlight and made other improvements". - Garrison & Morton No.3331; Waller 2260

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        Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

      By George Mac Donald, Author of “Within and Without.” London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1858. (The right of Translation is reserved). Pp.[iv]+323+[i (blank)]; publisher’s inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated September, 1858, headed “Works in the Press”, and including this title as the seventh entry; olive green near horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark cream; binder’s ticket of ‘Westleys / & Co / London’ (Ball, 103 C) on back paste-down. Almost invisibly re-cased without disturbing the front end-papers; back end-papers neatly strengthened at hinge with matching paper (visible only on the paste-down); cloth of spine a trifle faded and showing slight wear at extreme head and tail; faint damp-streak to cloth of front cover; one gathering slightly proud, but not loose; removable light pencilled notes on margins of one page; otherwise a very nice copy. The first issue, with the earliest advertisements, and the probable first issued state of the binding. Wolff, 4296d, records a presentation copy sent direct from the publisher in this binding, though he also records an anomalous copy in blue-green ripple-grain cloth differently blocked and lettered, but with the same catalogue, which may have been a binding trial. Locke, ‘Spectrum’, p.146, recording a copy similar to this; Sadleir, 1479, recording a copy with advertisements dated July 1859. Both note the extreme scarcity of this title in good, or even acceptable condition - the Locke copy having the joints repaired and being otherwise only ‘fairly good’. Gatherings Q and R are here signed also with a dagger, which may perhaps indicate substitutions, revisions having possibly been made during the course of printing. Macdonald’s best known book, which may have had influence both on ‘The Night Land’ and some of the writings of Lord Dunsany. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        GOUERNAYLE OF HELTHE: WITH THE MEDECYNE OF YE STOMACKE.|THE

      London, England: Blades, East & Blades, 1858. rebound leather with original spine, covers gilt-ruled, spine with gilt title and title box. Caxton, William. 8vo. rebound leather with original spine, covers gilt-ruled, spine with gilt title and title box. viii, 25, (3), (36), 109+(1) pages. Limited to 55 copies. Blades's first publication (W. Turner Bailey (compiler), Catalogue of an Exhibition in Commemoration of the Centenary of William Blades (1924), 12). Reprinted from William Caxton's edition (1491). Frontispiece, by G.I.F. Tupper, is a facsimile of the first page of the original book. Includes an introduction by Blades, a facsimile of Caxton's edition, an annotated reprint, a glossary, and a prospectus for Blades's Treatise on the Typographical Works fo William Caxton, bound in. For citation of Caxton's original work, see Painter 214. In the introduction, Blades deals with matters of authorship, manuscripts and printed editions, and medical theory. The reprint itself is printed from movable types designed after the original, and is cast in pewter. In the preface, Blades noted that "Gread Care has been taken to make the Text an accurate Reproduction of the Original." With presentation A.L.s from Blades, dated 1859, tipped-in on front free endpaper. Slight bow to front cover. Corners scuffed. Slight evidence of bookplate on front pastedown.

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        American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype: Giving the Most Approved and Convenient Methods for Preparing the Chemicals, and the Combinations Used in the Art. Containing the Daguerreotype, Electrotype, and Various Other Processes Employed in Taking Heliographic Impressions

      New York: S.D. Humphrey, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. Fifth edition. 5" x 7.5", pp xii, 2-214, [5] ads. Original red cloth stamped in gilt. Boards soiled, binding sound, text clean. One of the earliest American works on the daguerreotype, first published in 1853, and here considerably enlarged.

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        The BORDEAUX WINE And LIQUOR DEALERS' GUIDE. A Treatise on the Manufacture and Adulteration of Liquors.

      Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, No. 18 Ann Street, (1858), New York: - "This book was written for a group of 'chemists' involved with the adulteration and imitation of wines and liquors. It is prefaced: 'In this book not one article in the smallest degree approximating to a poison is recommended, yet it teaches how Cognac, Brandy, Scotch and Irish Whiskey, Foreign and Domestic Rum, all kinds of wines from the choicest to the commonest, can be imitated to the perfection that the best judges cannot detect the method of manufacture." (Gabler). Rare in the trade. Modest wear to binding (rubbing to edges, sunning to spine and boards). Endpapers age-toned & stained. Previous owner's inscription to front fly-leaf. Damp staining to bottom right corner beginning at front fly-leaf and continuing (albeit faintly & unobtrusive) throughout text. Appendix pages age-toned. An About VG - VG copy. Purple blind-stamped cloth binding, gilt stamped lettering to front board. 7-1/2" x 5-1/8". 1st edition thus (Gabler G9890), i.e., by this publisher. 1st published by Mabie & Co., 1857. xvii, [1], 146, [4 (adverts & blanks)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de Belgrano [Two Volumes].

      Libreria de la Victoria / Impr. de Mayo 1858-1859, Buenos Aires - 644 pp.; 553, 4 [ads] pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Historia de Belgrano was the expansion of an article that originally appeared in Galeria, and it subsequetly went through four editions, the last in 1887, each one much augmented. "Mitre gathered and studied the books of America history, he submitted them to critical testing, he classified them according to what precipiated from them, and tried to contrast the results of his personal reseach among unpublished sources with what was already published," (Romulo D. Carbia, Historia critica de la historiografia agentina, p. 166-7). "Despite the impressive bibliographical apparatus supporting his work, however, Mitre's Historia de Belgrano provoked an enduring polemic regarding his basic premise: that a history of Belgrano, a great man, and the enlightened minority in Buenos Aires could somehow be a history of Argentine independence," (Nicolas Shumway, The Invention of Argentina, p. 208). Sabin calls it "a masterly work." Palau 173451. Spain & Spanish America I, 459. Sabin 49758. Leclerc 1915. Conde Montero 25. Very good copies with restored wrappers; Vol. I has nick to first few leaves, last few leaves unopened (uncut); Vol. II has publisher's error with earlier extra title (dated 1858) bound upside-down before half-title and also inserted correctly at rear; binding near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Florae Javae et insularum adjacentium nova series. Tomus primus: ORCHIDEAE.

      Leiden, by the author/ Amsterdam, Sulpke, 1858. Folio (425 x 265mm). pp.(8), vi, 162, with 70 lithographed plates of which one double-page and 56 finely handcoloured. Contemporary half calf gilt. The rare supplement to Rumphius' 'Flora Javae'. It was the only supplement published of this important work on the botany of Java and the only volume to appear also in French. The first major work on the orchids of Indonesia. Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862) was a German-born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java, where he was the first director of the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden. He later became director of the Leiden Rijksherbarium. Most of the beautiful illustrations are done after drawings by A.J. Wendel; all are lithographed by the well-known Belgian artist G. Severeyns. The plain plates are of botanical details and were never coloured.//Blume saw himself as continuing Rumpf's pioneering work and indeed was acknowlegded as his spiritual disciple with the cognomen 'Rumphius'.//Stafleu & Cowan 568; Nissen BBI, 174; Great Flower Books p. 50.

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        [Large broadside certificate]: American Seaman's Friend Society Life Member

      New York: (no publisher). 1858. Large engraved certificate with harbor scene. Original framed engraving. Fine. Matted and framed. Commemorative life membership document to Reverend Jeremiah S. Lord of the Reformed Dutch Church, Harlem, for his donation to the American Seaman's Friend Society. The document is signed by the President of the Society, William A. Booth, and dated September 1, 1858. The engraving at the top depicts a harbor scene with sailors disembarking from their ships. The engraving is by William Wade, an engraver and designer, who worked in New York City in the mid-nineteenth-century. A wonderful image. .

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        Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de douleur, de température et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moelle épinière ( 6 (1863): pp.124-145; 232-248, 581-646).

      - In: Journal de la Physiologie de l'Homme et des Animaux. Vol.1-6 (all publ.). - Paris, J.-Baillière et Fils, . , 1858-1863, 8°, 848; 699, (4) 735; (4), 751, (1); (4), 683; (1); 721, (3) pp., 6 HLdrBde d.Zt; im Schnitt etwas fleckig. First Edition! - "Among Charles Edouard Brown-Séquard (1817-1894) best work was his study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord." - - The complete first run of the 'Journal de la Physiologie de l'Homme et des Animaux, publié sous la Direction, Du Docteur E. Brown-Séquard" containing numerous other contributions of this founder of modern physiology. - - Garrison & Morton No.1465 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de douleur, de temperature et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moelle epiniere ( 6 (1863): pp.124-145; 232-248, 581-646).

      . In: Journal de la Physiologie de l'Homme et des Animaux. Vol.1-6 (all publ.). - Paris, J.-Bailliere et Fils, ... , 1858-1863, 8°, 848; 699, (4) 735; (4), 751, (1); (4), 683; (1); 721, (3) pp., 6 HLdrBde d.Zt; im Schnitt etwas fleckig.. First Edition! - "Among Charles Edouard Brown-Sequard (1817-1894) best work was his study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord." - - The complete first run of the 'Journal de la Physiologie de l'Homme et des Animaux, publie sous la Direction, Du Docteur E. Brown-Sequard" containing numerous other contributions of this founder of modern physiology. - - Garrison & Morton No.1465

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        The Parting Look

      London.: George Baxter.. 1858.. Baxter color print, 25 x 18 1/2 inches, Glued to thick board which has browning from earlier wood backing (not affecting picture), light foxing at upper right corner. Baxter stamp at lower right corner. This is No. 363 as illustrated in 'The Price guide to Baxter Prints' by A. Ball and M. Martin. "This print and No. 335 are the two largest prints produced by Baxter and this is one of his most popular productions." The printing process that Baxter patented (in 1835) involved color printing from wood blocks. "From 1843 onwards, till the time he discontinued business in approximately 1860, Baxter produced mainly reproductions of paintings for decorative purposes, and this is the period in which we find not only the finest subjects, but also his finest work." .

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        Diary of a Journey From the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition.

      London: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts 1858 - Volume 1 only of a two volume set: Translated by Mrs Percy Sinnett, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, Original red blind stamped decorated boards, gold lettering to spine, some minor chipping to top and bottom of spine, a few shadowy marks to the background colour but generally clean and bright taking into the account the material used and the age of the book, a little bumping to corners, publisher's advertisement to front and back paste-down, on the front paste-down there is a neat fixed book plate showing the crest and name of a previous owner Albany Hawke Charlesworth (member of Parliament for Wakefield 1892), brown endpapers, 352 pages, illustrated with 6 chromo-lithographs, one woodcut, fold-out map. A very good tight and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAROISSIEN ROMAIN D'APR?S LES IMPRIM?S FRAN?AIS DU XVME SI?CLE

      Paris: Gruel et Englemann, 1858. n. Hardcover. 162 x 95 mm (6 3/8 x 3 3/4"). 703, [1] pp. EXQUISITE TAN ELABORATELY INLAID MOSAIC MOROCCO BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU, GILDED BY MARIUS MICHEL (with both binders' names stamp-signed on the front doublure, along with the date "1868"), COVERS WITH gilt-rule and dogtooth borders enclosing A FIELD OF DIAPERED INLAYS, each comprised of an ogival centerpiece of gilt-tooled black morocco with a four-petaled flower of red morocco; raised bands, spine compartments similarly gilt and inlaid, black morocco label, SCARLET MOROCCO DOUBLURES framed by a decorative gilt roll with a distinctive bird motif, heraldic device at center, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt. In a (lightly rubbed) black morocco-trimmed slipcase. With printer's device, wood-engraved title page, full-page section headings, an elaborately historiated and compartmented border to each page, 33 engraved plates, and A GRACEFUL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF THE CRUCIFIXION ON VELLUM.Except for a hint of darkening to the spine, A MAGNIFICENT COPY, entirely clean and fresh internally, and in an absolutely sparkling binding. This is a splendid dated mosaic binding, a dazzling collaboration executed by three of the greatest 19th century French names in the field. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius-Michel père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru, and later formed a partnership with him. Duncan & De Bartha says that this collaboration began "at some point" and suggests that the partnership was formed after Chambolle established a premises at 20 rue de Savoie in 1873, but the date of our binding seems to indicate that the two binders had worked together, at least for a period, before that time. Chambolle's son continued the business when his father retired in 1898, and although the firm "showed a cautious recognition of the . . . preoccupation with Art Nouveau," classical work was always the mainstay of the Chambolle bindery. (Duncan & De Bartha) In "Modern Bookbindings," Sarah Prideaux says of her contemporary, "Chambolle most worthily continues the traditions associated with the name of his father. As an interpreter of the past, he has a place apart and almost untouched by the main revolutionary movement that has penetrated nearly every atelier in Paris, and modified, if not overturned, its inherited traditions. To him are confided the classics of former times, which he clothes in the styles appropriate to them, keeping to a simplicity of ornamentation which reveals great taste and feeling for composition." Gilder Marius Michel the younger and his father were responsible for some of the most beautifully gilded French bindings produced between the 1850s (when Michel the elder was the chief doreur for Capé) and the early part of the 20th century. Our binding is a testament to the glory of Chambolle-Duru and a glimpse of the younger Marius Michel early in his career. While the binding is the story here, the illustrations--especially the original watercolor on vellum and the page frames done in the style of late 15th and early 16th century printed Books of Hours--are a pleasing feature worth acknowledging. For a discussion of the origins and early development of the mosaic binding, see item #52, above.

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        PAROISSIEN ROMAIN D'APRÈS LES IMPRIMÉS FRANÇAIS DU XVME SIÈCLE

      Paris: Gruel et Englemann, 1858. n. Hardcover. 162 x 95 mm (6 3/8 x 3 3/4"). 703, [1] pp. EXQUISITE TAN ELABORATELY INLAID MOSAIC MOROCCO BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU, GILDED BY MARIUS MICHEL (with both binders' names stamp-signed on the front doublure, along with the date "1868"), COVERS WITH gilt-rule and dogtooth borders enclosing A FIELD OF DIAPERED INLAYS, each comprised of an ogival centerpiece of gilt-tooled black morocco with a four-petaled flower of red morocco; raised bands, spine compartments similarly gilt and inlaid, black morocco label, SCARLET MOROCCO DOUBLURES framed by a decorative gilt roll with a distinctive bird motif, heraldic device at center, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt. In a (lightly rubbed) black morocco-trimmed slipcase. With printer's device, wood-engraved title page, full-page section headings, an elaborately historiated and compartmented border to each page, 33 engraved plates, and A GRACEFUL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF THE CRUCIFIXION ON VELLUM. Except for a hint of darkening to the spine, A MAGNIFICENT COPY, entirely clean and fresh internally, and in an absolutely sparkling binding. This is a splendid dated mosaic binding, a dazzling collaboration executed by three of the greatest 19th century French names in the field. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius-Michel père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru, and later formed a partnership with him. Duncan & De Bartha says that this collaboration began "at some point" and suggests that the partnership was formed after Chambolle established a premises at 20 rue de Savoie in 1873, but the date of our binding seems to indicate that the two binders had worked together, at least for a period, before that time. Chambolle's son continued the business when his father retired in 1898, and although the firm "showed a cautious recognition of the . . . preoccupation with Art Nouveau," classical work was always the mainstay of the Chambolle bindery. (Duncan & De Bartha) In "Modern Bookbindings," Sarah Prideaux says of her contemporary, "Chambolle most worthily continues the traditions associated with the name of his father. As an interpreter of the past, he has a place apart and almost untouched by the main revolutionary movement that has penetrated nearly every atelier in Paris, and modified, if not overturned, its inherited traditions. To him are confided the classics of former times, which he clothes in the styles appropriate to them, keeping to a simplicity of ornamentation which reveals great taste and feeling for composition." Gilder Marius Michel the younger and his father were responsible for some of the most beautifully gilded French bindings produced between the 1850s (when Michel the elder was the chief doreur for Capé) and the early part of the 20th century. Our binding is a testament to the glory of Chambolle-Duru and a glimpse of the younger Marius Michel early in his career. While the binding is the story here, the illustrations--especially the original watercolor on vellum and the page frames done in the style of late 15th and early 16th century printed Books of Hours--are a pleasing feature worth acknowledging. For a discussion of the origins and early development of the mosaic binding, see item #52, above.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Flußlandschaft mit einer Frau in einem Nachen.

      . Bleistift, auf Kreidegrundpapier, rechts unten signiert und datiert "CvP. / 1858". Darstellungsgröße 25,2:28,7 cm, Blattgröße 29,2:37,6 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Gustav Schleicher (1887-1973). "Die oben aufgeführte Zeichnung ist typisch für das Werk Karl Theodor Pilotys in den fünfziger Jahren des 18. Jahrhunderts. Einer Zeit, in der er noch stark der lithographischen Anstalt verpflichtet war. In dieser Zeit entstanden feinzeichnerische Illustrationen. Bekannt sind auch Landschaftszeichnungen, die an Arbeiten von Georg von Dillis erinnern, wie es auch bei diesem Blatt der Fall ist." (zit. aus dem beigefügten Gutachten von Dr. Claudia Härtl-Kasulke, vom 9. Februar 1996).. Karl Theodor von Piloty entstammte einer Künstlerfamilie. Seine Ausbildung begann bei seinem Vater Ferdinand d.Ä. (1786-1844) und wurde weitergeführt 1840 an der Münchner Akademie bei J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872). Nach dem Tod seines Vaters wurde er 1844 Leiter der lithohraphischen Anstalt P. & Löhle. 1847 reiste er nach Venedig, 1852 nach Antwerpen und Paris, 1858 nach Italien.1855 hatte er großen Erfolg mit dem Gemälde "Seni an der Leiche Wallensteins", der ihm eine führende Rolle im Münchner Kunstleben verschaffte. Ein Jahr darauf wurde er als Professor an die Münchner Akademie berufen, 1874 wurde er deren Direktor. 1860 wurde ihm der Adelstitel verliehen. Als Genremaler beginnend, fokussierte er sich seit dem Erfolg des "Seni" 1855 auf Historienstücke, in denen er die realistisch-detaillierte Wiedergabe der historischen Szenen, Gewänder etc. anstrebte. Zu seinen Schülern, seine Lehrtätigkeit war bedeutend, zählten u.a. Fr. von Lenbach (1836-1904), Fr. Defregger (1835-1921), H. Makart (1840-1884) und W. von Diez (1839-1907).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Game of Billiards (Cover title: A Manual of the Game of Billiards)

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1858. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Revised, Enlarged, and Richly Embellished with Engravings." Complete with 267 pages and tissue-protected frontispiece showing the author. 28 full-page diagrams with in-text illustrations throughout. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages; front free endpaper has a faint corner crease. Light cover wear; the gilt cover decoration is in nice shape. The spine is sunned and the lettering is faded but still legible. Includes information or the game's origin, tables, cues, cushions, balls, rules, techniques, shots, jargon, playing rooms, as well as sections on billiards humor and Shakespeare as a billiard player. This was the second book on billiards published in the U.S. The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame notes that "Michael Phelan is considered by many to be the Father of American Billiards as a player, inventor, manufacturer and tireless popularizer of billiards. He played in and won the first billiard stakes match in 1859, and holds many patents for table designs and cushions. He is credited as being the first to put diamonds on tables. He authored "Billiards Without A Master" (1850), the first American book on billiards, and set the trend for lavish billiard rooms through his New York room on Broadway."

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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