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        Voyage pittoresque sur les Bords du Rhin.

      Paris, Morizot, 1858.. 2 Bll., III, 502 SS. m. gest. Frontispiz ( Ansicht - Boppard ), Titelvign.(Hst.) und 23 ( 2 kol.) Stst.- Tafeln m. Ansichten, gr.- 8°, GLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. u. Ganzgoldschnitt ( l. fl. u. best.).. Mit schönen Stst. nach Rouargue von Basel ( Rheinfall ), Baden-Baden, Straßburg, Wiesbaden, Koblenz, Köln, Heidelberg, Mainz, Speyer sowie kleinen Mittelrheinorten. - Nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, die Stahstich frisch und gut erhalten. Gutes Exemplar. - Vicaire VII, 779.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA: A NARRATIVE OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPLORATIONS

      1858 - ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA: A NARRATIVE OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA, MONGOLIA, THE KIRGHIS STEPPES, CHINESE TARTARY, AND PART OF CENTRAL ASIA. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1858. viii + [4] + 598 pp. + folding map. 8vo., full calf with gilt spine labels and decoration, raised bands, gilt rules and dentelles, and marbled edges (to match endpapers). Joints tender, original author name label detached (laid in). Light wear to boards. 19th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Dampstain to first blank page and frontispiece at bottom corner, slightly affecting image, and some interior plates (not text) at edges. Moderate to light foxing to plate edges and versos. B/w engravings in the text; plates tinted or colored. Folding map has a closed 1-inch tear (repaired) at spine edge, otherwise in very good condition with route marked in color.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Map of the United States and their Territories between Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico.

      Selmar Siebert's Engraving and Printing Establishment, Washington DC 1858 - Size : 515x585 (mm), 20.25x23 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Indications théoriques et pratiques sur le travail des vins et en particulier sur celui des vins mousseux.

      Librairie de Victor Masson,, Paris, 1858 - In 8°, pagg. (8), 628, (2) con 90 illustrazioni incise nel testo; legatura in mezza pelle coeva con fregi e titoli oro su tassello al dorso. Fondamentale opera di enologia, con un'ampia parte interamente dedicata alla produzione del vino frizzante. Esemplare in ottimo stato. Prima edizione. Dalmasso III p. 602; Oberlè, pag. 171, n. 332; Simon Vinaria 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anecdotes, Observations and Characters of Books and Men

      London - John Russell Smith, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Spence's literary anecdotes. With engraved frontispiece of the author. Joseph Spence (28 April 1699 20 August 1768) was a historian, literary scholar and anecdotist, most famous for his collection of anecdotes (published in 1820) that are an invaluable resource for historians of 18th century English literature (Augustan literature). Second edition. Condition: In a blindstamped brown cloth binding. Externally smart, aside from some slight wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Library label and institutional ink stamp to the front pastedown, with a second stamp to the title page. Pages are bright, with just the odd instance of light foxing. Overall: VERYGOOD..

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        Légendes Flamandes. Félicien Rops

      Michel Levy, Paris / Bruxelles Meline Cans ,1858. - Bound, Relie, cloth; 13x20cm. 251pp.avec 12 eaux-fortes original. Édition illustrée de douze eaux-fortes sur chine contre collées, par Adolf Dillens, Charles de Groux, Félicien Rops, François Roffiaen, Edmond de Schampheleer, Jules van Imschoot, Otto von Thoren. préface par Èmile Deschanel. imprimerie Delevingne Bruxelles.bon etat. 777 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        Légendes Flamandes. Préface par E. Deschanel.

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris - Meline, Cans et Co, Bruxelles ., Paris. 1858 - Contemporary gilt lettered leather-backed boards, marbled end-papers, the original paper covers, (which have further designs by Rops) bound in. Binding worn and with tear at head of spine. 12 eaux-fortes hors texte sur Chine appliqué dont 3 de Félicien Rops. Adolf Dillens [2], Charles de Groux [2], Félicien Rops [3], François Roffiaen, Edmond de Schampheleer [2], Jules Van Imschoot, et Otto von Thoren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Copies or Extracts of Correspondence Relative to the Discovery of Gold in the Fraser's River District, in British North America. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. July 2, 1858.

      Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London - 1858, 1st . () Good to very good, no dust jacket. 18pp. Folio (33.5 x 21.5 cm.) in original wrappers, sewn as issued with large folding hand coloured map. Covers dust soiled. Eden Colvile's copy with his name on front. Lowther 67. Large folding hand coloured Litho map of "Reconnaissance of Fraser's River from Fort Hope to the Forks" by John Arrowsmith. Eden Colvile (1819-1893) was a land agent, politician, and HBC administrator. In 1849 Colvile was made governor of Rupert's Land during Simpson's absence, then returned to England in 1852 with his wife after the flood, joined the London committee of the HBC in 1854, and was one of only two members to survive the reorganization in 1863. In 1871 he became deputy governor and governor in 1880, making one more trip to Canada before retiring in 1889. Series: Great Britain. Parliament. 1858. Command Papers. Eden Colvile's Copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Thirty-Six Voyages to Various Parts of the World made between the Years 1799 and 1841. Selected from his MS. Journal of Eighty Voyages. In One Volume. Revised, Corrected & Enlarged, with Additional Notes & Explanations.

      New York: Published by and for the Author. Geo. P. Putnam, Agent, 506 Broadway. "Third Edition with Illustrations". 1858 - 6 in. x 9 1/2 in. engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. 583 pp., illustrated with 8 lithographic plates of sailing ships, and 2-page color map of South America at p. 326. The frontispiece and plates show some scattered tan spotting. Brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine, blindstamped covers. Nautical Instrument design bookplate of E. Lee Dorsett, M.D. F.A.C.S., U.S.N.R. on the front paste-down; ink inscription on the front free endpaper: "Presented to Francis George Shaw Esqr with the best respects of the Author. Brooklyn Decr the 14th 1859." Possibly to the Abolitionist, Francis George Shaw (1809-82). Spine ends show chipping, wear to cover corners, some ocassional tan spoting to flyleaves, prelims. Scarce 1858 One Volume Edition. Weight: 2 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        VITE DEGLI UOMINI ILLUSTRI FORLIVESI compilate e descritte dal cononico da Forlì.

      S.l., 1858 - gr. vol. in-8 gr., pp. 504, bella leg. alla bodoniana cart. dec. coevo con tass. al d. Ottima biografia con le vite di 44 personaggi celebri originari di Forlì. [104]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Ask Mamma

      London - Bradbury and Evans, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Aleather boundcopy of Surtees' Ask Mamma, with bright colour illustrations by John Leech. A half leather hardback with marbled paper boards and gilt lettering on the spine. First edition. Robert Smith Surtees (1805 - 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital but had difficulty making his way, and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Most of Surtees's later novels, were illustrated by John Leech. They included Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour (1853); Ask Mamma (1858); Plain or Ringlets (1860)and Mr Facey Romford's Hounds (1865). John Leech (1817 1864) was an English caricaturist and illustrator. The plates to Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843), the broadly humorous etchings in the Comic History of England (18471848), and the still finer illustrations to the Comic History of Rome (1852) are some of his best etchings. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including rubbing to the paper covered boards. Internally there is mild spotting throughout and offsetting from the colour plates only. Overall the condition is good due to the spotting..

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        EMAUX ET CAMEES. Seconde édition augmentée. [avec un poème MANUSCRIT de l'auteur].

      1858 - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1858. In-12 (120 X 184) demi-maroquin bleu pétrole à coins, dos cinq larges nerfs plats ornés d'un quadruple filet doré, caissons à encadrement de double puis triple filets dorés, titre doré, date en queue, plats et coins sertis d'un filet doré, couverture et dos conservés (MERCIER, successeur de Cuzin) ; quatre frontispices, titre imprimé en rouge, 230 pages, un feuillet avec le caducée. TROISIEME EDITION du recueil, les deux premières ayant paru chez Didier en 1852 et 1853. L'édition Malassis, en partie originale, contient 27 poèmes, soit neuf de plus que la première de 1852, sans reprendre les deux inédits de 1853. Les pièces nouvelles sont : "Odelette anacréontique", "Fumée", "Apollonie", "L'Aveugle", "Lied", "Fantaisies d'hiver", "La Source", "L'Art", "Buchers et Tombeaux". Edition tirée à mille exemplaires, cinq sur vergé plus quelques rares exemplaires sur vélin fort. UN DES CINQ RARISSIMES EXEMPLAIRES imprimés sur vergé, contenant le FRONTISPICE de THEROND en deux états, l'un sur Chine, l'autre sur vergé, et auquel on a ajouté un portrait de Gautier sur Chine et un autre sur Japon nacré. Le frontispice dessiné et gravé à l'eau-forte par Emile Thérond (né à Saint-Jean du Gard en 1821) présente Gautier dans un médaillon avec un large encadrement d'orfèvrerie. Au sujet de ce portrait, Boucher écrit, dans son Iconographie de Théophile Gautier (n°65) : « La délicatesse que l'artiste a su mettre dans la composition de ce frontispice mérite éloge, c'est bien de ce genre un des plus heureux portraits de Gautier qu'on ait présenté, plein de finesse, de vérité et charmant à la fois. Pour symboliser l'oeuvre, Thérond a imaginé un cadre formé d'arabesques? dans lesquelles sont serties des pierres précieuses étincelantes et où viennent s'encastrer des émaux d'un ton doux, l'un égyptien, l'autre assyrien? L'artiste a dû s'inspirer pour le portrait d'une des photographies de Nadar? ». Thérond est également l'auteur des nombreux bandeaux, fleurons et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois dans le volume. (Oberlé, Auguste Poulet-Malassis, 498). En tête du volume un POÈME AUTOGRAPHE de Théophile Gautier, sans titre, non signé mais daté « Août 1861 », est contrecollé sur un feuillet blanc. Il s'agit d'un poème intitulé "Fête de nuit" ; il a été publié pour la première fois en 1935 par René Jasinski dans le recueil des "Poésies libertines". Michel Bris, dans son édition critique des "Oeuvres poétiques complètes" de Théophile Gautier précise que le manuscrit, sans titre, est daté « Retour de Russie, août 1861 ». Ce recueil valut à son auteur l'admiration sans réserve de Charles Baudelaire qui le considérait comme un PUR CHEF-D'OEUVRE. BEL EXEMPLAIRE relié par MERCIER, de la plus GRANDE RARETE imprimé sur vergé. (Oberlé, Auguste Poulet-Malassis, 498). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monografia del COMUNE di VICO-EQUENSE. Distinta in sei capitoli con un appendice del Sacerdote Parascandolo

      Stabilimento Tipografico di Vincenzo Priggiobba, Napoli 1858 - In 8°(14 x 23). Pagine 362, (2); Timbro al frontespizio annullato. Splendidida VEDUTA (cm. 38 x 21,5) della Città di Vico Equense presa dalla strada di Castellammare. La veduta è quasi sempre assente nelle copie circolanti (manca anche all'esemplare della Platneriana). Elegante legatura moderna in mezza pelle in stile 800; dorso in cuoio tinto a mano marrone maculato; piatti con angoli in pergamena e carte mamrorizzate, autore, titolo, data, fregi e filetti impressi in oro, capitello. Ad inizio e fine volume è conservata la brossura editoriale originale. Esemplare buono, rarrissimo a trovarsi completo della tavola.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Memoranda and Prospectus of the North-West Transportation and Land Company. An Act of Incorporation Will Be Applied for This Session of Parliament, Due Notice of Which Has Already Been Given

      Toronto: Globe Office 1858, 1st printing. () 12pp. Very good. Octavo. Rebound in a modern half morocco and blue cloth binding by Bayntun. Trimmed a bit close to the top margin. A bit browned on the foredge. A few manuscript corrections in text at an early date. Peel(3) 375. Streeter Sale 3723 made $250.00 in 1969. TPL 3834 Sabin 55735. Rare. The first eight pages are printed in double columns. The author argues against the license of the Hudson's Bay Company being renewed. There is much on the early fur trade in Western Canada including details of trade routes. The Prospectus is for 100,000 pounds in 20,000 shares of 5 Pounds each. Much of the Prospectus deals with the proposal of a railway to the Pacific. This is the only copy of this rare pamphlet that we have ever seen for sale..

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        Still life with fruit

      Danish 1858 - William Hammer (Danish, 1821-1889) Still life with Fruit Oil on canvas Canvas size: 23” x 29” Framed size: 33” x 39 3/4” Signed and dated l.r.: William Hammer 1858 Provenance: Private Collection, California; with Gerald Peters Gallery, New York; with David Lusk Gallery, Tennessee; Private Collection, Mississippi. The depiction of fruit in painting followed cultural, economic and scientific developments in Europe and dates back to the sixteenth century. Advancements in botanical knowledge, made by such scientists as Clusius, allowed for better fruit farming with new and exotic varieties becoming more readily available. But fruit had always been one of the last courses of the banquet and now with the rise of the merchant classes as well as the continued dominance of the landed gentry, more refined varieties, brought about by hybridization and special methods of cultivation, were demanded at the table. The ability of a host to provide such luxuries increased his standing in society and painters were quick to respond to the demand for depictions of these unusual fruits. In the Netherlands, still lifes were often imbued with a moralistic symbolism, insects and rotting fruit mixed with fresh to allude to vanitas, the transience of life. However, in other parts of Europe fruit still lifes tended towards a strictly objective description. It is in this latter category that the work of William Hammer can be placed. Hammer was born and lived his entire life in the Danish city of Copenhagen. He devoted his painting career to the depiction of flowers and still lifes, his work undoubtedly influenced by the famed Italian painter, Michelangelo di Caravaggio. The realism and luminist quality of his compositions allowed for the full appreciation of color and texture as shown here in the gnarled skin of the melon juxtaposed against the luscious pink interior of both the watermelon and figs. The fruit basket provides a pyramid-shaped composition which provides a beautifully and harmoniously balanced whole. This is an excellent example of the work of William Hammer, showing the very characteristics of his style for which he is best known. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        GOYA

      Schulz et Thuillié, Paris 1858 - In-12, demi chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné, lettre or, tête dorée, couverture conservée. Première publication française sur Goya, que l'auteur a dédié à Eugène Delacroix. In fine, essai de catalogue des peintures, dessins et estampes de l'artiste. Exemplaire en reliure d'époque portant, sur la couverture, un ENVOI autographe signé de Mathéron. L'auteur né à La Réole en 1823, a collaboré à plusieurs périodiques bordelais et a publié entre autres trois ouvrages sur les arts à Bordeaux [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; with some Observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1858 - Octavo (213 × 129 mm) Contemporary red hard-grained morocco Eton gift binding, title gilt direct to the spine, narrow bands with reeded gilt roll, compartments gilt with lozenges, foliate corner-pieces, elaborate concentric panelling with small floral tools at the corners, floral edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner dentelles in blind, pale cream surface-paper endpapers, dark blue silk page-marker. Very slight shelf-wear, pale browning, a very good copy indeed. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 4 other similar plates, 4 folding maps and plans, one part coloured, one full-page plan. Second edition, just two months after the first, and with the addition of two appendices, "a narrative given by one of the Ladies who escaped from Sultanpoor", and Vincent Eyre's account of the relief of Arrah. "Gubbins was the financial commissioner of Oude. He served through the siege at Lucknow Gubbins did not get along well with Henry Lawrence and never forgave him for keeping the command of the Residency from him. The book is quite good though a number of authorities have claimed that it is biased and Gubbins too egotistical. Gubbins returned to India from England in 1858 and became a judge at Agra. There was an enquiry into his actions at Lucknow he again retired to England and in May of 1863 committed suicide" (Sorsky). Eton leaving inscription to W.C.L. Farrer from Herbert E. Smith, dated in 1863 to first blank, modern collector's plate to the front pastedown. Taylor 331

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paar bei der Toilette.

      . Lithographie, auf chamoisfarbenem Japan, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 31,5: 24 cm, Blattgröße 49,8:37,7 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch.. Die gebürtige Wienerin absolvierte erst ein Studium der Kunstgeschichte, um sich dann der künstlerischen Weiterbildung in Florenz und Berlin zu widmen. Dort schloß sie sich dem Kreis um H. Zille (1858-1929) und K. Kollwitz (1867-1945) an, die sie entscheidend beeinflussen sollten. Der ausbleibende Erfolg in Deutschland zwang sie zur Rückkehr nach Wien. Vermutlich ging sie bereits 1927 und nicht erst 1938 nach England, 1965 emigrierte sie in die USA. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen wurde von sozialkritischen Themen bestimmt. Bertha Tarnays Leben war von besonderem Unglück geprägt. Ihr erster Mann, den sie 1914 geheiratet hatte, erschoß ihren Liebhaber, von dem sie schwanger war; auch die zweite Ehe endete in einer Scheidung, die dritte war eine Zweckehe. Dann verstarb sie nach langer Krankheit. Das National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. besitzt einige Werke der Künstlerin.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        NUEVO METODO PARA EMBOCAR BIEN TODOS LOS CABALLOS y tratado sucinto de equitacion

      - **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7 EUR.)** Ed. Imp. de Miguel Gonzalez; Madrid. 1858. Castellano. Holandesa cartone y lomo en piel con decoraciones doradas. 1 vols. 27x19 cm. 109 pags. Tercera edicion corregida y aumentada. Los bordes al igual que los cantos estan levemente desgastados por el roze. Presenta una pequeña falta en la visagra trasera del lomo. El interior, salvo por unos escasos puntos de oxido en las primeras hojas, se encuentra en muy buen estado de conservacion. Letras capitulares. Esta obra fue ricamente ilustrada con preciosos y numerosos grabados dentro del texto, y se acompaño de 8 laminas desplegables originales tambien ilustradas y una con el retrato del autor montando. Tambien contiene algunas tablas explicativas entre el texto. EQUITACION. CABALLOS.

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        DR. KANE AT THE GRAVES OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S MEN. FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEW YORK "ALBION." 1858 [caption title].

      [New York: Printed by R. Dalton, ca. ]. 1858 - Engraving, 26 3/4 x 18 inches. Three very light stains in lower caption, not affecting image. Near fine. Matted and framed. A striking print, presenting the scene of the famous arctic explorer, Elisha Kent Kane, standing before the graves of Sir John Franklin's men. The graves, dating from 1846 and located on Beechey Island, are for three seamen from the Franklin expedition who died. Kane is pictured in the frozen Arctic, looking to the left and standing before three grave markers with the names of the dead explorers. He is dressed head to toe in furs and carries a telescope. Large, dark glaciers rise out of the background and his ship, the Advance, is seen on the left. British explorer Sir John Franklin and his expedition of more than 125 men were lost and died during his third arctic exploration, around 1850. After a few years, several British and American groups set out to find them. Elisha Kane was the senior medical officer of the first United States Grinnell expedition in 1850, and commanded the second Grinnell expedition of 1853-55. His heroism on that expedition and the fame gained from his subsequent book, ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS, and lecture tour, launched him to international stardom. "ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS lay for a decade with the Bible on almost literally every parlor table in America" - DAB. Kane, who was of frail health due to childhood illness and was exhausted by his explorations and touring, died in Havana on his thirty- seventh birthday, in 1857. The present image was originally painted by James Buckingham Wandesforde (1817-1902), a Scottish- born Canadian artist best known for his portraits. He created the image shortly after Kane's untimely death, most likely as a tribute to the heroic explorer. The engraving was executed by D.G. Thompson, and the print was sent out to subscribers of the New York ALBION. DAB X, pp.256-57.

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        Puccini Writes to His Biographer

      - The Italian composer of operas Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) wrote this letter from 4 Verdi Street in Milan to his biographer Arnaldo Fraccaroli. He states in part: "The two writings are all right. Do not forget the ancestors. Before I leave, shall I be able to read the rest?" On 10" x 6" page in Italian (full transcript included). Archivally matted with a photographic portrait. Condition: Very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Roman de la Momie

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1858 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse orné en long, filet doré orné en mors, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie (Typ. Ch. Lahure et Cie), Paris, 1858, 1 f. blanc, 3 ff. n .ch. (faux-titre, titre et dédicace à Ernest Feydeau), 302 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Edition originale. Bel exemplaire de l'édition originale d'un des plus remarquables et célèbres romans de Théophile Gautier (lég. rouss.). Bien conforme à la collation fournie par Vicaire. (Vicaire, III, 920) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Monde en estampes types et costumes des principaux peuples de L´Univers

      Paris 1858 - Around the world, describing costumes in lithographs. N.d. [c.1858]. Paris. Amedee Bedelet, Libraire Editeur. In 4to oblong (310 mm x 232). 1 [blank] + 52 + 1 [blank] + 24 lithographed plates. Editor´s morocco backed stamped cloth, front boards with title stamped in gilt, elaborate fillet blind stamping and cornerpieces, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, slightly rubbed. A good copy, with scattered foxing spots as often, wide margins, faint water staining to last leaves, plates in sepia. First edition[?]; a rare work. Intended for children´s education, the work contains a short description on the different costumes showed, lithographed by Boquin after the original designs by Leloir and Fossey. Every plate is accompanied by explanatory text and represent costumes from Europe, Turkey, China, Algeria, Brazil, Mexico, Polynesia, Australia, Sonde Islands, a North American fur trade stands out. ¿Albums like this are sought after in ´romantic´ cloth bindings¿ (Borba de Moraes). Borba de Moraes, 600. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Guepes revue philosophique et litteraire des evenements contemporains, anno XIX

      Imprimerie Nationale - Canis Freres 1858-1859, Nice - in 16°, opuscoli, pp. 32 a fascicolo. Anno XIX della rivista, pubblicato nel 1858-1859 con numerazione progressiva. Numeri disponibili: Anno 1858: nn. 1-10 (manca il n. 7). Anno 1859: nn. 11-18, 23, 25-38, 40-44, 46-52. Fascicoli appositamente privi di legatura, fogli in buonissime condizioni. Alcuni esemplari riportano, alla copertina anteriore, il timbro 'Librairie europeenne Louis Beuf a Genes Cabinet Litterrarie'. Tre numeri con articolo dedicato a Garibaldi, al n. 33 è applicata una fotografia originale di Giuseppe Garibaldi.- Supplemento, a parte, di 4 pp. (da pp. 33 a 36) ai numeri: 11, 15, 17.- Lieve mancanza al dorso, lievi macchie d'inchiostro al n. 12.- Lieve macchia d'inchiostro al n. 15.- Segni di piega, mancanze e strappi marginali ai numeri: 1, 23, 40, 52.- Numeri privi di copertina: 3, 6, 11, 14, 25, 33, 35, 41, 42, 49.- Tracce d'uso alla copertina dei nn. 26, 27, 28, 29.- Macchia alla copertina anteriore del n. 37.- Lievi fioriture alla copertina anteriore del n. 38.- Ampia mancanza alla copertina anteriore del n. 46.

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        L'Inferno di Dante Alighieri disposto in ordine grammaticale e coreedato di brevi dichiarazionu da G. G. Warren Lord Vernon.

      Londra: Thommaso e Guglielmo Boone 1858-1862 - 2 volumes (of 3), the complete text but missing the atlas of plates), folio (slightly shorter than 39 cm.); lxxxii, [2], 539, [1], [2] (indice) pp. + [612] (the last page is misnumbered as 126) pp., folding facsimile, folding engraved map of Florence, folding engraved map of Italy in the time of Dante, a few plates, mostly of coats of arms, are included in the pagination, additional coats of arms in text; no limitation stated but issued in a small number for private circulation; DNB Vol. 20, p. 276 - "It includes the text of the 'Inferno,' with a grammatical ordo and many notes and tables; the second volume is an encyclopedia of history, geography, topography, and heraldry relating to Dante and Florence, with many unpublished documents ."; library book lables, hand stamps including some on edges , cloth bindings with leather spines scuf. Photos available upon request.

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        HISTORY OF THE AFGHANS. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Capt. William Jesse.

      London John Murray 1858 - First edition in English. A copy with good provenance being the Eton leaving present for Edmund Hartoff dated 1864. With finely engraved large folding map. 8vo, contemporary full tan calf, spine in compartments with raised bands ruled and bordered in gilt, gilt-stamped decorative device in each compartment, black morocco label lettered in gilt; covers bordered in blind and gilt, gilt-tooled on edges, marbled endpapers. xxi, 491 pp. A very handsome copy, clean throughout, fresh and especially well preserved. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Ferrier was a French officer seconded to the Persian Army and was removed from his post through Russian intrigues in 1843. In 1845 he left Baghdad in order to seek his fortunes in Lahore, where several of his countrymen were serving under Runjeet Singh. He was one of the earliest Europeans to give an account of the parts of Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries through which he passed in his book CARAVAN JOURNEYS AND WANDERINGS IN PERSIA, AFGHANISTAN, TURKISTAN, AND BELOOCHISTAN. In this much anticipated follow-up, Ferrier expands upon the narrative of his journeys and creates a volume which relates the factual information and history he learned through his travels among the Afghans. He gives an interesting French perspective on the activities of the British in that region, as acknowledged by the English translator: "The Translator wishes to mark his sense of the frank and generous manner in which General Ferrier has spoken of the arduous services of the Anglo-Indian army in Afghanistan. The Author’s criticisms, when unfavourable, are generally well-founded; and though, no doubt, inaccuracies are to be met with in some portions of the ‘History of the Afghans,’ it is evident that they proceed from defective misinformation, and not from any ignoble desire to write disparagingly of the British Empire or our gallant soldiers." A rare and intriguing work from an unusual point of view. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1858 - Ricardo, John Lewis (1812-62). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. [Illegible place-name], April 1, 1858. 4pp. 201 x 129 mm. Remains of mounting present, small paper flaw affecting place name on first page. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Ricardo, the nephew of economist David Ricardo, founded the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 together with William Fothergill Cooke; this was the world's first public telegraph company. In 1856 the Electric Telegraph Company merged with the International Telegraph Company, becoming the Electric and International Telegraph Company; Latimer Clark worked as an engineer for this company until its annexation by the British government in 1870. Ricardo's letter to Clark mentions the second attempt to lay the first Atlantic cable, which took place in June 1858. He also refers to the first unsuccessful attempt in 1857: "I hear that the United States cable has not even yet been tested in the water. I am sorry that I can anticipate no other result this year than the disappointment of the last." Origins of Cyberspace 184.

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        Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.

      Lovell Reeve, 1858. - 8vo. pp. xvi, 451, 23[publisher's catalogue], [1]; map, 20 mounted photo-stereoscopes. Original cloth, a little discolured on the rear cover, inner joints slightly tender but a Very Good copy. 1000 copies were published in January 1858, with a further 1000 in July; this copy has adverts dated January so a presumed 1st printing. The first book published with stereoviews. The original negatives were taken by the author in 1856 and the original images arranged for publication by Lovell Reeve of Negretti & Zambra ith the assistance of James Glaisher of the Greenwich Observatory and J.A. Melhuish of Blackheath who was responsible for their printing. Gernsheim 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indische Alterthumskunde.

      Verlag von L.A.Kittler, 1858-67. - I: Geographie, Ethnographie und Alteste Geschichte. II: Geschichte von Buddha bis zu dem Ende der alteren Gupta-Dynastie. Nebst Umriss der Kulturgeschichte dieses Zeitraums. III: Geschichte des Handels und des Griechisch-Romischen Wissens von Indien und Geschichte des Nordlichen Indiens von 319 Nach Chhristi Geburt bis auf die Muhammedaner. IV: Geschichte des Dekhans, Hinterindiens und des Indischen Archipels von 319 nach Christi Geburt bis auf die Muhammedaner und die Portugiesen. Nebst Umriss der KulturGeschichte und der Handelsgeschichte Dieses Zeitraums. 2nd ed. 8vo. 4 vols. 1 large folding map. Contemporary half morocco, slightly rubbed, internally spotted & water stained. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

      Henry G. Bohn 1858 - 2 vols. From the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries. Red leather. Heavily decorated with gilt on covers and spine. All Edges Gilt. Gilt dentelle. Foxing on endpapers. Corners bumped. Edge wear. Top and bottom of spines are rubbed. Books are in beautiful condition. Illuminated plates are in wonderful condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaflet Titled]: Court of British Columbia. Order of Court. Whereas, by a Proclamation under the public seal of the said Colony, issued at Victoria, V.I., the 24th day of December, I, Matthew Baillie Begbie, Judge in the said Court, am authorised, while resident in Victoria, Vancouver Island, to make general Rules and Orders of Court in the same manner and of the same force and validity as if I were resident in British Columbia

      Victoria 1858 - [Victoria B.C.]: 24 December, [1858]. On a folded double folio leaf (ca. 28x39,5 cm or 11 x 15 ½ in) with the Royal Arms of the British Empire. 4 pp. The leaflet has a mild stain on the first page, minor creases on corners, otherwise a very good copy. Rare B.C. Incunabula with only thirteen copies found in Worldcat. Matthew Begbie's establishment of the Court of the newly formed Colony of British Columbia (since August 2, 1858). The document contains 14 paragraphs and three forms of declarations by barristers, attorneys or solicitors, and attorneys on temporary rolls. "Begbie reached Fort Victoria on November 16, 1858. He was sworn into office in Fort Langley on November 19, as the new Colony of British Columbia was proclaimed. Given the influx of prospectors and others during Fraser Canyon Gold Rush and the following Cariboo Gold Rush of 1861, Begbie played a crucial role in the establishment of law and order throughout the new colony" (Wikipedia). "Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie was the first Chief Justice of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in colonial times and in the first decades after confederation of Canada. Begbie served as the first Judge of the Supreme Court, Colony of British Columbia 1858 to 1866 and then, in the same capacity in the Supreme Court, the United Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia from 1866 to 1870. He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Colonies from 1870 to 1871 and, following British Columbia joining confederation in 1871, he served as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the new Province of British Columbia until his death on June 11, 1894. In the years after his death, Begbie came to be known as the Hanging Judge. However, it appears that he does not deserve this reputation. The death penalty was mandatory in murder cases in those days unless the government approved a judge's recommendation for clemency. Indeed, Begbie successfully argued for clemency in several cases" (Wikipedia).

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1858. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original maroon morocco-grain cloth, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, light brown coated endpapers. Housed in a book-form morocco folding case, lettered and decorated in gilt. Contemporary bookseller's tickets on rear pastedowns of E. Charlton, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle; neat contemporary ownership inscriptions "Bainbridge, 1859", to titles; bookplates and Brackenburn labels of the novelist Sir Hugh Walpole (1884–1941). A trace of wear to extremities, but an exceptional copy, bright and fresh. First edition in book form of George Eliot's first published novel, three stories that had previously been serialized in Blackwood's Magazine. The tales, centering around three provincial clergymen, focus less on theological issues than on the ethical problems faced by them in their daily lives. This theme of persons diffusing great moral energy into inconspicuous provincial channels foreshadows much of what would concern Eliot in her later masterpiece Middlemarch. Given the Newcastle bookseller's tickets, the ownership inscriptions are conceivably those of Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge (1817–1892), proprietor of Bainbridge's of Newcastle upon Tyne, probably the first department store in the world. Bainbridge became rich and built a library at Eshott Hall, Northumberland. A Methodist lay preacher, Bainbridge would have found Eliot's subject matter fascinating. A possible north-eastern connection is that in 1898 Hugh Walpole's father became principal at Bede College in Durham, and Hugh become a day boy at Bede College for four years, where he was a precocious and voracious reader – whence perhaps his acquisition of the book.

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        The Coral Island: a Tale of the Pacific Ocean. With Illustrations by the Author

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1858. 12mo., 438 pp., Very Good-, Blue Cloth, Gilt-stamped on cover and spine; sun-staining, rubbing, minor stains, & edge wear on boards; foxing and staining throughout, on end papers & edges of text block; pencil scribbles on end papers; splitting along gutters of end papers and a few places within the text block; p.111 with small tears & losses; shelf wear. Appears that p.303 has been tipped in from a more recent edition. Six full color plates. Provenance: John Ruyle; previous owner's dated signature on FFEP. First Edition. Mylar Jacket.

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      T. Nelson & Sons, London 1858 - Octavo. With eight colour plates by the author. . The Coral Island is the story of Ralph, Jack and Peterkin, three young English boys who are shipwrecked on a deserted island in the Pacific. In a Robinson Crusoe way, these three young men manage to create an idyllic society. They build they own house, make fire, gather fruits, build a boat to explore the neighbouring islands . After many varying and formative experiences, they are eventually rescued by an English missionary. When they return to civilization, they are wiser and more mature, for their adventures were coming of age experiences.R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894), the son of a newspaper editor and nephew of the Ballantyne brothers, was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy (1835-37) and privately. Bad financial investments caused the family's ruin and Ballantyne's life changed thoroughly. Between the ages of 16 and 22 he was employed in Canada by the Hudson Bay Company, trading with local Indians in remote areas. In 1847 he returned to Scotland. He was a clerk at the North British Railway Company in Edinburgh for two years, and worked then for the paper-makers Alexander Cowan and Company. From 1849 to 1855 he was junior partner of Thomas Constable and Company, a printing house.In 1848 appeared Ballantyne's Hudsons Bay, or, The Life in the Wilds of North America. The autobiographical work depicted his youth and adventures in Canada. From 1856 he devoted himself entirely to free-lance writing and giving lectures. Ballantyne's first stories depicted the life in Canada, later works dealt with adventures in Britain, Africa, and elsewhere. The Coral Island which Robert Louis Stevenson acknowledged as the formative influence of his own love of the South Seas has not been out of print since it first appeared.Annoyed by a mistake he made in The Coral Island, Ballantyne travelled widely to gain first-hand knowledge and to research the backgrounds of his stories. He spent three weeks on Bell Rock to write The Lighthouse (1865), and was for a short time a London fireman (Fighting the Flames, 1867), for Deep Down (1868) he lived with the tinminers of St. Just for over three months. Experiences as a fireman on board the tender of the London-to Edinburgh express and weeks on the Gull Lightship also gave material for his subsequent novels. Ballantyne was especially careful with the details of local flora and fauna, giving his dramatic adventures, capture and escape, shipwrecks and other colorful events and believable settings.During his career Ballantyne wrote over 80 books. In 1866 he married Jane Dickson Grant; they had four sons and two daughters. Ballantyne died in Rome, Italy, on February 8, 1894. [Lilly List II. Lewis, Books of the Sea, pp. 19824. Sadlier, XIX Century Fiction, #103] Expertly recased with new endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, some slight rubbing of covers and spine, occasional foxing, a very good copy original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and pictorially stamped in gilt on cover and spine, lettered in gilt on spine, in custom blue cloth and lined in felt clamshell case [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Toscane et le midi de l’Italie. Notes de voyage, études et récits.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, Éditeur, s. d., 1858 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-IV-476 pp./(2)-495 pp., demi-maroquin vert Empire à coins, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, filets or, fleurons or, filets or pointillés, lieu d’édition frappé or en pied [Paris], couvertures éditeur grise imp. encad. cons., rel. de l’époque, superbe exemplaire. Fossati Bellani I, 562. Édition originale. First edition.Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. - 3 vols., 8vo (8.75 x 5.75 inches). Full calf, with twin red and green labels, gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to panels, marbled edges and endpapers, blind dentelles. Armorial bookplates. Slightly sunned at spine. The binder has had to correct the volume number on two of the three volumes. A very good set. A very handsome copy of Macaulay's famous Essays in three volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne de L'Architecture Francaise du XI au XVI Siecle (10 Volumes)

      Paris: A. Morel 1858 - 10 Volumes. 8vo. Hardcover. Rebacked. Green marbled boards. Green leather spine with 7 printed gilt bands. Light rubbing, chipping, and bumping to extremities. Brown marbled end pages. All volumes have foxing throughout. All volumes have clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. French architect and theorist, Viollet-le-duc , created a ten volume study of french architecture from the 11th through the 16th century. The tenth volume, the index volume, was created with blank pages intended for the reader's notes. Numerous illustrations and restorations of medieval buildings. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN FUYSTONE IN THE COUNTY OF YORK IN THE YEAR 1621. FROM THE ORIGINAL WRITTEN WITH HIS OWN HAND. COMMUNICATED BY R. M. MILNES.

      PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY, LONDON 1858 - 303 Pp. 'COMMUNICATOR' RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER, POLITICIAN, AND STATESMAN. IN 1863 HE WAS CREATED FIRST BARON HOUGHTON. THE PRESENT WORK, BETTER KNOWN UNDER "DEMONOLOGIE" OR DAEMONOLOGIA" IS A RECOUNTING BY FAIRFAX OF THE TRANCE VISIONS OF HIS DAUGHTERS. PROVENANCE: MILNE'S CREWE HALL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTEDOWN ENDPAPER. BOOK DESCRIPTION: (8VO) ORIGINAL PERIOD CLOTH, SPINE GILT. DIMENSIONS: (8 7/8 x6 1/2 x 1 1/4"). CONDITION: VERY GOOD; SPINE ENDS FRAYED, SOME EDGE WEAR, HINGES CRACKED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A FINE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR BOTANICAL DRAWINGS

      1831-1858. - 223 fine original watercolour botanical drawings (11 5/8 x 9 inches), each inscribed by the artist with their Latin name, common name, and where and when the specimen was collected. Preserved in 5 modern vinyl folders with pockets. Provenance: with correspondence to and from the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson and the British Museum (Natural History), Department of Botany, dated 1962; with correspondence to and from Mrs D.M.P. Phillips and the Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries regarding an exhibition of the watercolours in 1974. An exceptionally fine and comprehensive collection of original watercolour drawings of British flowers by Elizabeth Twining, the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772-1857) the celebrated tea-merchant and banker. A carte de visite signed by Twining and dated 1886 is enclosed, as is a complete index, hand and type-written. "She was a talented portraitist of plants and flowers as well as being a competent botanist. The two-volume folio edition of her 'Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants' (2 vols., 1849) is considered to have a place among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century. The 'natural order' is that of Alphonse de Candolle, who rejected the Linnaean or 'artificial' classification. The emphasis on the appearance of mature plants and their habitat rather than their physiology is echoed not only in her art but also in her lectures on plants, which as well as having a strong geographical theme also discussed how plants were used, particularly by women. She believed botany had a place in the education of women of all social classes and her approach was that of 'mother educator', whether she was encouraging the poor to grow plants for flower shows or promoting the cultivation of window boxes in institutions such as workhouse wards, where the glory of plants could be shared by sick inmates and staff alike" (Theresa Deane for DNB). Twining's original watercolours for the "Natural Orders of Plants" are held in the extensive collection of botanical art at the Natural History Museum in London. They were gifted to the Museum in 1962 by the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department

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        The Three Clerks. A novel.

      Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London 1858 - First Printings, complete in three volumes, one of only 1,000 sets. 8vo's: iv,340; iv,322; iv,334pp. Three-quarter blue morocco over French blue cloth, spines in six compartments paneled in gilt (four with central gilt ornament, two lettered directly in gilt), top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Provenance: bookplates of bibliophile Joseph Spencer Graydon to front paste downs. An excellent set, Near Fine or better (spines sunned, but gilt still bright; modest edge wear). Sadleir, Trollope, 6. NCBEL III, 882. Wolff 6796. Trollope's sixth novel, written, according to the Trollope Society, "mostly in railway carriages, since his work for the Post Office [Trollope joined the London post office at age 19 and worked there in various capacities for the next 33 years] still entailed a good deal of travelling . . . The story is drawn from his memories of his work (as a clerk) at the GPO in St Martin-le-Grand, and Richard Mullen has called it the most autobiographical of Trollope's novels. The plot concerns three civil servants, Henry Norman and the cousins Alaric and Charley Tudor. They are involved with the three daughters of a clergyman's widow, Mrs Woodward. . . . The third of the clerks, . . . [t]he character of Charley Tudor, has long been claimed as an autobiographical portrait of Trollope, 'in his hobbledehoy days'. . . Trollope sent the novel to his mother in Italy, and from there it made its way to the home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; she read it with great enjoyment, but reported in a letter that the grave illness Katie Woodward faces in the third volume of the novel 'wrung [her] to tears'. (Trollope himself always cried when he read this particular section). She concluded: 'My husband, who can seldom get a novel to hold him, has been held by this . . . what a thoroughly man's book it is!'" In fact, Trollope considered this "certainly the best novel I had yet written . . . the work has a more continued interest, and contains the first well-described love-scene that I ever wrote" (Trollope, Autobiography). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. - Longfellow's famous account of the story of Miles Standish, told in verse. Neat ownership signature of Mary S. Dwight, dated October 1858, on the title-page. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Eleven pages of publisher's terminal ads dated October, 1858. BAL 12122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Sporting Novels].

      Bradbury and Evans [Mixed editions, 1858-88], London - Six volumes. Illustrated, including 87 hand-colored plates by John Leech. Bound by Hatchards in full brown morocco, the spines with gilt titles and sporting ornaments in each panel surrounded by triple rules with dotted rules on the bands, the upper covers with gilt vignette of a fox head and with triple ruled frames Titles: Ask Mamma, Mr. Sponges Sporting Tour, Plain and Ringlets, Hillingdon Hall, Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange Very minor fading to spines and very minor rubbing to bands, all quite sound and attractive [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

      William C Miller and Trubner & Co, New York and London 1858 - vi+398 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x6 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of James J Barrett. Volume II. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6389) (Hagedorn: 36) First edition. This periodical was edited by Daniel Willard Fiske and Paul Morphy. The Problem Department by E B Cook. This was one of the first magazines published in America. It was started in 1857 and lasted until 1861. It was published at the height of Morphy's popularity and presence. James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine begining on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine’s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ‘I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games. Condition: Bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. Corners bumped and heavily rubbed, hinges rubbed, some occasional pencil notations and checks through out, book plate of Barrett on front end paper and another plate to front pastedown else a good copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the First American Chess Congress: containing the procedings of that celebrated assemblage, held in New York, in the Year 1857, with the papers read in its sessions, the games played in the grand tournament, and the stratagems entered in the P

      Rudd and Carleton, New York 1858 - xii+[13]-563+[15 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and bibliography. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") in original cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embosed logo to front and back covers and ruled edges. (Betts:1-1; Betts:5-2; Betts:25-3) First edition. Includes 67 games from the first American tournament. The first American Chess Congress (1) was held in New York City from October 6th to November 10th, 1857. Organized by Daniel Willard Fiske, the tournament was designed as a knockout format similar to the one seen at London in 1851, with the provision that draws did not count and had to be replayed. The first prize was $300. The sixteen best American chess masters were invited to participate in the event, including Paul Morphy and Louis Paulsen. Morphy dominated the event, sweeping each of his opponents until Paulsen in the final. Despite dropping one game in the final match, Morphy finished the tournament with an astounding 14 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss. Not one to accept money for chess, Morphy turned down the cash prize in exchange for a silver tray, pitcher, and four goblets in its place. His victory cemented him as one of the best players in the world (if not the best), and prompted his tour across the Atlantic where he faced the best Europe had to offer in a series of matches, winning each and every one of them. Not long after his return to America, Morphy would retire from chess. Included is "The History of the Automation Chess-Player" by George Allen, "Incidents in the history of American Chess", "Introductory sketch of the History of Chess", "Paul Morphy", "Chess life of Benjamin Franklin", "Lewis Rou: the Rou Manuscript", "Chess in Philadelphia", "Chess in Boston", "Lowenthal's visit to American", "Chess in New York", "Chess in New Orleans". Also contains 53 problems with solutions, a bibliography of chess works published in the Untied States to 1859 and a general account of the tournament proceedings. Condition: Spine heavily soiled and rubbed with the gilt truly dulled, previous owner's name on front end paper, some rippling to cover with corners rubbed through else a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendium des quatre branches de la photographie. Traité complet théorique et pratique des procédés de Daguerre, Talbot, Niepce de Saint-Victor et Archer. Applications diverses. Précédé des annales de la photographie et suivi d'éléments de chimie et d'optique appliqués à cet art.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, 1858. - (IV)+460 pp., incl. author's catalog & pricelist of photographic products. Hardcover. Later half calf with marbled boards. Fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE

      Blackwood 1858 - First edition. Two volumes, bound in original publisher's maroon-brown cloth, titled in gilt to the spine and decorated in blind. A little wear to the cloth at the head of volume I, but an exceptionally clean bright set with tight hinges and bright gilt to the spines. Housed in a custom made full morocco clamshell case. The author's first book, collecting her first works of fiction. At 38 George Eliot was a latecomer to the world of fiction and was particularly self-conscious about publishing creative and original writing. It took considerable encouragement from her partner, G. H. Lewes, to get her stories written and published. It was he who arranged for John Blackwood to publish her first tentative efforts at literary work, Scenes of Clerical Life, claiming it to be the work of a 'friend' called George Eliot. The three stories first appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine throughout 1857 and were published in book form in January 1858. The popularity of the book caused much speculation as to the author's identity. The work prompted no less a literary figure than Charles Dickens to write to Blackwood regarding the book, "Will you, by such roundabout ways and methods as may present themselves, convey this note of thanks to the author of Scenes of Clerical Life: whose to first stories I can never get enough of. I think them so truly admirable. But if those two volumes, or a part of them, were not written by a woman - then I should begin to believe that I am a woman myself." The author's rarest book and very rare in the original cloth, particularly in such nice condition. Sadlier 818 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Complete Set of George Eliot First Editions.

      William Blackwood/ Smith, Elder and Co. 1858-85., Edinburgh & London - First editions of each George Eliot work. Octavo, 30 volumes. 19th century full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. All edges gilt. A very nice complete set of first editions. From Adam Bede to The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, Eliot presented the cases of social outsiders and small-town persecution. Felix Holt, the Radical and The Legend of Jubal were overtly political, and political crisis is at the heart of Middlemarch, in which she presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832; the novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits. The roots of her realist philosophy can be found in her review of John Ruskin's Modern Painters in Westminster Review in 1856. Readers in the Victorian era particularly praised her books for their depictions of rural society, for which she drew on her own early experiences, and she shared with Wordsworth the belief that there was much interest and importance in the mundane details of ordinary country lives. Eliot did not, however, confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola, an historical novel set in late 15th century Florence and touching on the lives of several real persons such as the priest Girolamo Savonarola, displays her wider reading and interests. Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete set of her novels in first edition.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons/Smith, Elder and Co., 1858-85 - 30 volumes, octavo (190 mm × 123 mm). Near-contemporary dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Light toning to fore-edge and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. All first editions. All half-titles present with the exception of Romola. Includes her seven novels, poetry, essays and other literary works, as well as the three volumes of her life written by her husband John Cross. Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and depiction of rural society for which she drew on her own early experience. However Eliot did not confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola is a historical romance set in late 15th century Florence and The Spanish Gypsy, a poem she wrote after a visit to Spain in 1867, both reflecting her wider reading and interests. Whilst Eliot's verse was not so well received, the popularity of her novels has endured. Middlemarch is still considered one of the greatest English novels and has been described by Virginia Woolf as "the magnificent book that, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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