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        The Virginians. a Tale of the Last Century. by W. M. Thackeray . with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author . - [Complete in Two Volumes]

      London, Bradbury & Evans [1858-59] - Description: 2 v. 23 cm. Subjects: Inheritance and succession--Fiction. United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Fiction. Virginia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Fiction. Notes: Added title-pages, engraved and illustrated. Originally appeared serialised in 24 numbers issued monthly, November, 1857, to October, 1859, in illustrated yellow paper covers. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas de Géographie physique, politique et historique [ Exemplaire bien complet des 103 cartes en 52 planches doubles ]

      Librairie Géographique de Aug. Grosselin et Ce, Successeurs de Delamarche 1858 - Atlas de Géographie physique, politique et historique adopté par l'Université, à l'usage des Lycées et des Maisons d'Education, pour suivre les Cours de Géographie et d'Histoire ; publié sous la direction de A. Delamarche, 1 vol. petit in-folio (format 34 x 26 cm) reliure demi-percaline rouge, dos muet, la quasi totalité des cartes rehaussées en couleurs, Librairie Géographique de Aug. Grosselin et Ce, Successeurs de Delamarche, Paris, 1858, 2 ff., 4 pp. et 52 planches doubles. Rare exemplaire parfaitement complet des "cartes et cartons" annoncés, numérotés de 1 à 101 (avec deux cartes A et B pour la géographie physique de l'Europe et de la France, en supplément). L'atlas propose 4 pages pour la cosmographie générale, 29 cartes en 14 planches pour la Géographie Ancienne, 33 cartes en 12 planches pour la Géographie du Moyen-Age, et 37 cartes en 23 planches. Etat satisfaisant (ancienne mouill. en dos et plat sup., 2 petites cartes début XXe contrecollée à titre de complément sur une des cartes, bon état intérieur par ailleurs) pour cet bel atlas aux coloris toujours aussi vifs. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1858 - MACLEOD, George H. B. NOTES ON THE SURGERY OF THE WAR IN THE CRIMEA, WITH REMNARKS ON THE TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS. London: John Churchill, 1858. First edition. Frontispiece map. xii,439 pp. (i.e. 455 pp. because a duplicate of signature 2D is bound-in immediately after the first 2D). Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine, yellow coated endpapers. Backstrip is detached but present, with shallow loss at crown. Some spotting to lower board. Bookblock is overopened at either end and near the center, where one signature is sprung. Text leaves are clean. Ink ownership of George Hinckley Lyman on ffep.: "Geo. H. Lyman | Brigade Surgeon | Porter's Division | Army of the Potomac | 1861," and some neat pencil bracketing of text. After the war, Lyman served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and was a founder of the American Gynecological Society. (Steiner, Physician-Generals in the Civil War, pp. 12 & 142). Despite the apparent wear to this volume, its component pieces are surprisingly clean and fresh looking. During the Crimean War, Macleod was a surgeon in the Civil Hospital at Smyrna and the General Hospital established at Sebastopol. In this book he discusses the geography of and climatology of the Crimea, military hygiene in the field, the use of chloroform as an anesthetic, and the various wounds and injuries common on the battlefied, especially gunshot wounds. (Heirs of Hippocrates 1933, Waller 6120). This book was used by Union and Confederate surgeons during the course of the American Civil War and was issued by both a Union and a Confederate publisher in 1862. Quite Scarce in this first edition [there have been none at auction in the last 25 years].

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858. - Domestic Realism, Pathos, and HumorGeorge Eliot’s First Works of FictionELIOT, George. Scenes of Clerical Life. In Two Volumes. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858.First edition in book form of George Eliot’s first works of fiction. Two octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 187 x 117 mm.). [4], 366; [2], 381, [1, blank] pp. Bound without the half-title in Volume I and without the half-title and fly-title in Volume II.Nineteenth-century half dark green hard-grain morocco, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed. Closely trimmed, just affecting last line ("The Right of Translation is reserved.") on title-page of Volume I. Scattered light foxing and soiling. Volume I with leaf H6 (pp. 123/124) poorly opened, not affecting text, a few tiny ink splatters in the inner margin of pp. 198 and 199, and pp. 326/327 slightly browned from an insertion (no longer present). A very good copy.A series of three tales, "The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton," "Mr Gilfil’s Love-Story," and "Janet’s Repentance," which first appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1857. "These at once attracted praise for their domestic realism, pathos, and humour, and speculation about the identity of ‘George Eliot’, who was widely supposed to be a clergyman or possibly a clergyman’s wife" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Baker & Ross A3.2. Parrish, p. 7. Sadleir 818. Wolff 2062. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Scenes of Clerical Life. Volume II only

      William Blackwood and Sons. London. 1858 First edition, in book form. 381pp. Original dark maroon cloth gilt, tooled in blind. Head and tail of spine frayed, spine sl. faded, signs of wear to corners and joints and though the book has a very sl. lean, the binding is sound, apart from one very sl. loose gathering. Two armorial bookplates to front paste-down, another to reverse of half-title, two labels have been neatly removed from rear paste-down. VG+. We have had this odd volume languishing in the stock room for over fifteen years and would like it to be married up with a volume I in similar original cloth.

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        The Unity of Medicine: Its Corruptions and Divisions, as by Law Established in England and Wales; With Their Causes, Effects, and Remedy. By a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

      London H Bailliere 1858. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine darkened. Dust soiling to page edges. Fold out illustration VG. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). ix, 154pp, + 16pp catalogue. Fold out coloured chart. Fold out chart is in two section and measures in total 790mm x 240mm.

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        Mes aventures au Sénégal. Souvenirs de voyage.

      Paris, Librairie Nouvelle, Jaccottet, Bourdilliat et Cie, éditeurs, 1858 - in-8° ; (2)-282 pp.-1 f. de cat. non ch., broché d’époque, couverture jaune imp. noire de l’éditeur, bel exemplaire. Grandidier & Joucla, Biblio. A. O. F., 9261. Édition originale rare. First edition. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kansas Bill. Speech of Hon. J. P. Benjamin, of La., delivered in Senate of the United States on Thursday, March 11, 1858. Slavery Protected by the Common Law of the New World. Guarantied [sic] by Constitution. Vindication of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

      G. S. Gideon, Printer, Washington, D. C. 1858 - It was bound with a pin 150 years ago, and this being very unusual, this very items was the subject of an article by a very prominent bookbinder and book conservators. The article is available upon request. In 1852 Judah P. Benjamin became the first professing Jew to be elected to the United States Senate. Initially a Whig, he became a Democrat in 1856 after the Democratic Party espoused the cause of Southern rights. He was a leading member of the school of Southern politicians who favored succession from the Union as the only safeguard for the Southern survival. To which end, he delivered this major address in the Senate defending slavery. Upon the succession of the State of Louisiana, Benjamin withdrew from the Senate to join, as senior member, President Jefferson Davis' Confederate Cabinet. 32 pages of which 29 are printed. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 4705. LCP 1093. Not in Work, Harv. Law Cat., Singerman, Eberstadt, Decker, Blockson, Marke, BEAL. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Clarks¿ Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

      Philadelphia 1858 - Attached to original wooden rollers; vibrant original color, refreshed; expertly conserved¿re-mounted on new linen, usual separations, minor losses, very good. Richly illustrated wall map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, with 23 inset city and town plans, including ones of Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan, Weston, Wilton, and Fairfield. Both the main map and the insets provide the names and locations of homes throughout the area. Flanking the map are 16 finely engraved views of mansions, factories and schools, such as the Winslow estate in Westport, the Augustus Mead home in Greenwich, and the Rockwell Boarding School for Boys in New Canaan. Thompson 176.

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        Paysages et chasses de Pierre - Paul Rubens,

      publiés par Charles Muquardt, Bruxelles, 1858 - Bound in original editeur cloth. with gold letters. in-folio, avec 36 dessins (lithografieën) par Fourmois et j. van Severdonck bon état. 777 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bonifaz Wohlmuth’s Steinmetzten und Baumeister Kaiser Ferdinands I., Grundriss der Stadt-Wien vom Jahre 1547. Gezeichnet von Albert Camesina [.] Herausgegeben durch den Alterthums-Verein zu Wien im Jahre 1857 und 1858.

      Wien, k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856-1858. - Farblithographie in 9 Blättern nach der kolorierten Originalfederzeichnung im Historischen Museum der Stadt Wien, bezeichnet "Alb: Camesina fe: 1856". Auf Leinen als Wandkarte aufgezogen. 188:228 cm. Der von Albert Camesina (1806-1881) lithographierte und in kleiner Auflage gedruckte Plan erschien über zwei Jahre in einzelnen Lieferungen, was - neben dem übergroßen Format der Wandkarte und der verhältnismäßig kleinen Auflage - einen der Hauptgründe für seine Seltenheit darstellt. Der Wienplan des Mitarbeiters Augustin Hirschvogels Bonifaz Wolmut "stellte eine Kombination von ausgeführten und projektierten Festungsanlagen zur Diskussion. Darüber hinaus ergeben die detaillierte Wiedergabe des Grundrisses der Innenstadt [.] und die in freier Perspektive festgehaltenen Vorstadtränder eine grundlegende Dokumentation Wiens (Wien im Mittelalter, Kat. des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, 1975/6, Nr. 364). - Nur zwei der neun Segmente unbedeutend fleckig, am rechten unteren Rand etwas bestoßen, im Ganzen aber von sehr ansprechender Erhaltung. Fischler, Historischer Atlas des Wiener Stadtbildes, 12f. Oppl, Wien im Bild historischer Karten, Tafel 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Femmes Arabes. Avant et depuis l’Islamisme.

      Paris, Librairie Nouvelle. Alger, Tissier, Libraire-Éditeur, 1858 - Gd in-8° ; (3)-611 pp., demi-chagrin à coins marron foncé, dos à nerfs, titre or, tête or, première couv. bleue imp. cons., non rogné, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Hage Chahine, 3641. « Je le dis en vérité, la femme arabe a grandement dégénéré. Sa position dans la famille a été plus nettement et plus sérieusement régularisée par l’Islamisme [.] Aujourd’hui elles n’existent plus guère que comme sexe, ou, si nous voulons être plus courtois, comme beau sexe. Les hommes, c’est le vilain sexe, soit dit sans vanité. » (Exorde). Les conditions particulières faites aux femmes par la Société musulmane ont attiré très tôt l'attention des chercheurs. le Dr Perron en fut l'un des pionniers. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket, Massachusetts

      1858 - With original rollers, separate; attractive original color, refreshed; expertly re-mounted on new linen & fully conserved; some usual splitting, relatively minor losses, relatively bright patina, overall excellent of this type. Very scarce and richly informative wall map of these historic islands and the beautiful Cape. As Garver noted, Walling aimed for a comprehensive, almost encyclopedic, overview of these three counties and their principal population centers. Thus, the map remains a valuable source for an array of historical data: the locations of early industries and the homes of both the familiar and the obscure, early rail lines and roads, and early topographic and shoreline features that have been altered over time. There are also numerous inset plans of towns on the map, 40 in all, and as Garver observed, each of the forty insets is a map in its own right, and many of these communities were described in detail for the first time. Included are the town of Nantucket; Edgartown, West Tisbury and Holmes Hole (today's Vineyard Haven) on Martha's Vineyard; Chatham, Wellfleet, Provincetown, Hyannis, even Truro Village, and several others including all but the very smallest towns. All of these inset plans provide the names of residents and the locations of their homes. Of the Nantucket plan in particular, Garver said: "The map of the town of Nantucket, for instance, depicts a dense cluster of streets and properties and, in the immediate vicinity of the harbor, numerous candle manufacturers and oil sheds, boat shops, a bank, an inn, a bakery, the customhouse, a bowling alley, and an abattoir in fact, everything that the properly appointed port should contain in a compact space. Moreover, for certain of the larger towns, again Nantucket and Edgartown included, there are business directories listing the providers of various goods and services. There are seven views on the map including two of Provincetown as seen in 1620 and 1858 respectively, and one of the Pacific Bank in Nantucket. A possible reason for the scarcity of the map is that the relatively small population of this area at the time would have resulted in a small print run to begin with. Also, the moist climate of the area would have deteriorated many copies of a map originally intended as a wall hanging. Garver, J. Surveying the Shore, pp. 102-103.

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      [ENGLISH: Wahlbom, Carl (1810-1858): Self-portrait. Pencil. 22,5 x 16 cm. A few contemporary annotations in the lower margin, "C. Wahlbom ritadt af honom sjelf" (C. Wahlbom drawn by himself) and "Prof. Wahlboms porträtt - tecknadt af honom sjel[f]" (Professor Wahlbom's portrait, drawn by himself). Undated, but from the 1830s. Two corners with slight paper loss, small stain from adhesive tape in lower left corner. A lively self-portrait by a very young Carl Wahlbom wearing his glasses. Previously unrecorded. As a painter Carl Wahlbom is especially known for pictures of animals (horses) and scenes from history. Several self-portraits have been preserved, of which this must be one of the earliest. Wahlbom left Sweden in 1838 to study in Paris - Livligt självporträtt av en ung, glasögonprydd Carl Wahlbom sedd nästan rakt framifrån. Fin, detaljerad valörteckning av ansiktet, dräkten återgiven mer summariskt. Tidigare odokumenterad.Wahlbom gjorde sig känd framförallt som djur- och historiemålare. Han har endast målat enstaka porträtt, men hörde till sin generations främsta tecknare och har utfört fina bilder av vänner och konstnärskolleger, däribland Per Henrik Ling (Göteborgs museum) och Per Wickenberg (Nationalmuseum). Flera självporträtt har bevarats, av vilka detta måste vara ett av de allra tidigaste.Wahlbom lämnade Sverige 1838 för studier i Paris och Rom. Såväl akvareller som mästerliga skisser från vardagslivet visar hur mycket hans stil utvecklades, särskilt under tiden i Paris. Under en tid arbetade han med illustrationer till en ambitiös utgåva av Gustav II Adolfs historia, men projektets engelska förläggare drabbades av ekonomiska svårigheter och det hela gick om intet. Efter en tid i Stockholm som lärare vid Konstakademien sökte sig Wahlbom på nytt utomlands 1853. Han hoppades kunna förbättra sin hälsa, men dog slutligen i London vid 48 års ålder och ligger begravd i Woking. Blyertsteckning. Gamla påskrifter nedanför bilden: »C. Wahlbom ritadt af honom sjelf» samt »Prof. Wahlboms porträtt - tecknadt af honom sjel[f]». 22,5 × 16 cm. Odaterad, men rimligen utförd på 1830-talet då Wahlbom var i 20-årsåldern. Två hörn med smärre pappersförlust efter en tidigare montering, liten tejpfläck i nedre vänstra hörnet. Inramad.

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        Canada.Le Courrier de la Nouvelle Calédonie. Journal Politique et Literaire.Organe des Populations Françaises dans les Possessions Anglaises. Rarissime.

      1858 - Nous avons en notre possession le premier journal en langue française paru au Canada .Nous avons 7 numéros. Le numéro 1 : Victoria le 18 Septembre 1858 ; le numéro 2 le 9 Octobre 1858 ; le numéro 3 le 17 Septembre 1858 ; le numéro 4 le 20 Septembre 1858 ; le numéro 6 le 1 Octobre 1858 ; le numéro 7 le 4 Octobre 1858 ; le numéro 8 le 6 Octobre 1858. Pour une raison indéterminée les dates ne correspondent pas au numéro car ce journal devait paraitre 3 fois par semaine et s'arrête le 9 Octobre 1858.Paul de Garro imprime le premier journal en Français en Colombie Britannique et doit cesser la parution faute de moyens financiers. Dans l'ensemble état trés correct . Document Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Monde illustré. Journal Hebdomadaire. 19 Bände: 6 Jahresbände: 1870, 1873, 1874, 1879, 1885, 1890 mit je 52 Heften. 13 Halbjahresbände: 1858 [2], 1860 [2], 1861 [2], 1862 [1], 1863 [1,2], 1864 [2], 1866 [1], 1867 [1], 1867 [2], 1868 [2], 1871 [2], 1888 [2] mit je 26 Heften.

      Paris 1858 - 1858- 1890. 19 Bände. HLdr. Mit sehr zahlreichen (oft ganz- und doppelblattgroßen) Holzstichillustrationen. beim Jahrgang 1874 fehlen die Seiten 417-420, beim Jahrgang 1890 die Seiten 493-512, einige Einbände etwas stärker berieben, beim Band 1890 die Gelenke angeplatzt, gute Exemplare dieser üppig illustrierten Zeitschrift 60000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomy descriptive and surgical

      London: John W. Parker and Son, 1858 With half-title and 363 text illustrations by Henry Vandyke Carter. Without the leaf of publisher's advertisements sometimes found in this copy. Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down, boards show some wear; the text is lightly browned throughout, still generally an excellent copy from the library of Arthur W. Atwood, with his signature dated 1870; other signatures in memory of Arthur Lee Barlee and J. Tucker of Guy's (Hospital). First edition of probably the best-known medical book in the English language. "Gray's treatise was distinguished for the lucid and logical arrangement of a mass of detailed descriptions; clear new drawings based on dissections by the surgeon-author and the artist; and sections on the surgical anatomy of defined areas, such as the axilla, the elbow, the popliteal space, the perineum, and the laryngotracheal region" (Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, 211).& & Gray (1827-61), a celebrated English physician, was chiefly engaged in anatomical research and teaching at St. George's Hospital in London. This work has become quite scarce in a first edition.&

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        SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE (One of Eight Recorded Presentation Copies)

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1858. Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans). SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE. In Two Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1858. First Edition, 8vo. Very Good in original publisher's dark maroon morocco cloth decorated in blind and gilt, both volumes well-read and worn yet eye appeal remains. Some expert and subtle repair was required (only as absolutely needed) to strengthen the set and to allow for handling. There is intermittent light foxing throughout. The half-title and contents pages in Volume One are both tipped-in single inset leaves (as per Sadleir 818) and are slightly loose but holding. One of only 1,050 copies of the first edition printed in January 1858. SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE was George Eliot's brilliant debut work of fiction (a collection of three stories which first appeared in Blackwood's Magazine in 1857: "Amos Barton" "Mr. Gilfil's Love-Story" and "Janet's Repentance") and this title remains her rarest first edition in original cloth (ranked #1 on Michael Sadleir's scale of comparative scarcities). ONE OF EIGHT RECORDED PRESENTATION COPIES GIFTED BY THE AUTHOR UPON PUBLICATION, with "From The Author" on its Vol. 1 half-title either in George Eliot's hand, that of a publisher's secretary, or perhaps that of the recipient himself. Despite efforts, because the inscription is so short, there is no way we can make a definitive declaration as to who actually penned the presentation inscription. However, this IS the copy that belonged to Albert Richard Smith (1816-1860), with his bookplate on the front paste-down, his inked signature on the front free endpaper, and his marginal notes in pencil. According to her Journals, George Eliot received her author's copies of SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE on January 5th, 1858 ("Today the Clerical Scenes came in their two-volume dress, very handsome…") and on the 8th she had the eight review copies delivered to Albert Smith, Charles Dickens, W. M. Thackeray, John Ruskin, William Froude, Sir Arthur Helps, Jane Welsh Carlyle, and Alfred Tennyson. Of the group, only Dickens correctly guessed that "George Eliot" was a woman. While Albert Smith (the playwright who adapted Dickens' stories to the stage and arranged Dickens' 1858 public readings) may seem in exalted company as a gift recipient of Eliot's first novel, it was Smith who was Eliot's first fan, the earliest reviewer to compliment her after reading "Amos Barton" (the first of the three tales) in Blackwood's Magazine. In Eliot's Journals, a letter is cited that she wrote to John Blackwood: "Albert Smith has gratified me more than anything else in connection with the effect of Amos." Previously in her Journals, she had written: "Albert Smith wrote to Blackwood that he had never read anything that affected him so much as the death of Milly." Indeed, in this very copy of the first edition of SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE, Smith has penciled a note adjacent to Milly's death scene in "Amos Barton" which reads, simply: "Oh! How good." While the author of SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE went on to make literary history with ADAM BEDE, MILL ON THE FLOSS, SILAS MARNER, MIDDLEMARCH, and DANIEL DERONDA, this seminal work of fiction, with its darkly realistic and unflattering portraits of England's clergy, was the stunning fictional debut that launched both her reputation and her extraordinary career as one of the greatest literary figures of all time. Unfortunately for the collector of great Victorian fiction, George Eliot-inscribed first editions of her novels are virtually unobtainable today. Sadleir 818. Wolff 2062. . Signed. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Cours d'agriculture et d'hydraulique agricole. Comprenant les principes généraux de l'économie rurale et les divers travaux d'amélioration du régime des eaux dans l'intérêt de l'agriculture tels que Curages, Élargissements, Redressements, Endiguements, Desséchements des marais et terres inondées, Assainissement des terrains humides ou détériorés par des filtrations, Drainage, Irrigations, Limonages, etc. par Nadault de Buffon Ingénieur en chef, Professeur à l’École impériale des ponts et chaussées, Membre de la Société centrale d’Agriculture, Ancien chef de division au ministère des travaux publics, Correspondant de l’Académie royale des sciences de Turin. Avec figures intercalées dans le texte. Dessin de Mm. Hadamart et Guiget, gravure de

      - Tre tomi in quattro voll. in-8°, pp. (6) 480 con 89 incisioni in nero n.t. + Pp. 481-974 con 102 incisioni in nero n.t. + pp. 508 con 2 incisioni in nero n.t., 1 cartina in nero n.t. e 9 tavv. lit. b/n rip. in fine + pp. 606 (1) con 80 incisioni in nero n.t. e 9 tavv. lit. b/n incise da Dulos rip. in fine. Leg. coeva mz. marocchino verde scuro a grana piccola, tit., fregi fil. e num. del vol. impressi al ds., nervi, piatti in carta marmorizzata verde, sguardie in carta marmorizzata, bross. orig. non conservate. Annotazioni a matita a margine, macchie n.t. ai voll. 2, 3 e 4, in antip. del vol. 1 è stata legata una lettera con timbro a secco del Ministero dell’Agricoltura, del Commercio e dei Lavori pubblici francesi datata 1858 e che attesta il dono dell’opera al sig. Kreinzlin da parte del Ministro in carica. Dedica a Napoleone III. Cfr. Catalogue of the Library of the Institution of Civil Engineers, p. 43 e Lorenz, Jordell & Stein, Catalogue générale de la librairie française, III, p. 564 che attesta la presenza delle 9 tavv. f.t. Brunet, Manuel du libraire et de l’amateur des livres, VI, 6365, cita solo l’edizione del 1857-1859. ICCU registra la presenza di questa edizione presso la sola Biblioteca centrale Giovanni Boaga della Facoltà di ingegneria dell'Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza, mentre la Bibliothèque Nationale de France indica la stessa edizione del nostro esemplare, ma mutilo dell’ultimo volume. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. Lancellotti

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        ANTIQUITIES OF CHESHIRE IN PHOTOGRAPH, with short descriptive notes: to which are added views of several Ancient Buildings in Shropshire and North Wales

      Chester and London: Hugh Roberts, Parker, Whittaker and Co., 1858.. FIRST EDITION 1858. Folio, 370 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, pages: [6], 1- 55; TWENTY FIVE ORIGINAL ALBUMEN MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS. Modern black crushed morocco spine, modern brown cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners bumped, 3 small closed tears neatly repaired to head of title page, 1 closed tear neatly repaired to bottom edge of half-title, last 2 pages have tiny chips to edges, a few small white marks to edge of upper cover, damp stain affecting the bottom quarter of all pages, affecting 1 corner of all photographs, on 13 photographs the damp stain is visible, on the rest it is not. 2 photographs have slight silvering to edges, foxing to margins of first 2 plates and last plate, foxing to prelims and occasionally to margins. A stained copy of a very rare photography book. Only 1 copy listed as being sold at auction in American Book Prices Current in over 30 years and 2 copies listed in Copac, held at Oxford and Cardiff. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 26, No.83. Bryans undertook to preserve many fine architectural examples which were disappearing at the time of publication, due to wear or the 'improvements' of modern restoration. The photographs include views of halls (Poole, Lower Huxley, Crewe, Dorfold), castles (Conway, Rhuddlan, Caernarvon), abbeys (Haughmond, Buildwas), and historic streets etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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      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.

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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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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      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]

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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

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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.

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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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      [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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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      Richmond [but actually Dresden & Berlin]: Edward Beyer [but printed by Rau & Son of Dresden and W. Loeillot of Berlin], 1858. - Lithograph titlepage (with five vignettes) plus forty tinted lithograph plates. Oblong folio. Original gilt cloth boards bound onto larger modern three-quarter morocco and cloth. Titlepage lightly soiled and edgeworn. A few plates with closed marginal tears, expertly repaired; titlepage and each plate backed by tissue. [with:] [Beyer, Edward]: DESCRIPTION OF THE ALBUM OF VIRGINIA: OR THE OLD DOMINION, ILLUSTRATED. VOL. I [all published]. Richmond: Enquirer Book and Job Printing Office, 1857. [79]pp. Original half calf and cloth boards, gilt title on front board. Text volume very clean internally. Overall a very good, handsome copy of a book very difficult to find in clean condition, here with the scarce accompanying text volume. Both volumes housed in folding cloth box. The Beyer album is one of the foremost American view books created in the 19th century. "This is a major outstanding item, the rarity of which is by no means fully appreciated" - Bennett. Edward Beyer was a German artist who visited the United States in the early 1850s. He chose to concentrate his work on Virginia and Kentucky, spending three years in Virginia working on the original drawings for this book. Although the titlepage asserts Richmond was the place of printing, the book was actually produced in Germany, with the plates being prepared in Dresden and the letterpress in Berlin. The superb tinted lithograph views include beautiful natural scenes, Harpers Ferry, White Sulphur Springs, railroad bridges and tunnels (e.g. Highbridge near Farmville), views in Weyer's Cave, and scenes at many of the fashionable resorts which were nestled amid the mountains of Southwest Virginia. "He was taken by the beauty of the Virginia landscape, particularly by the elegant settings of some of the region's watering places.Virginians responded warmly to Beyer's enterprise and often gave him advance access to architectural plans when these could be of help to him. There was probably no Virginia county that Beyer left unvisited in his zeal to present what is, in fact, an affectionate family album of an entire state" - Deák. Deák praises Beyer's "delicate and precise style" and "characteristic refinement of proportion." It is one of the foremost works of American scenery. This copy of Beyer is notable for being accompanied by the small volume of explanatory text, separately published in Richmond in 1857. This volume is quite rare and almost never found with the album. HOWES B413, "b." SABIN 5125. BENNETT, p.10. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 721.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: HS Rare Books]
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