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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      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. #00003

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Carmina Omnia. Perpetuo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond explicuit Fr. Dubner.

      Parisiis: Ex Typographia Firminorum Didot, 1858 - In-12; [iv], xvi, 470p., [2p.]; titre gravé, disposition typographique dans l"esprit du XVIème siècle avec les commentaires entourant le texte principal, avec encadrements et réglures à l"encre rouge; illustré de 27 photographies albuminées contrecollées -tirages un peu pâles- sous forme de vignettes en tête de chapitres, protégées par des serpentes. Fine reliure de Lortic en plein maroquin chocolat, plats encadrés de filets à froid avec fleurons d"angle dorés, médaillon doré au centre) entrelacs de filets et feuillages, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons, gardes marbrées, dentelle intérieure, coupes ornées, tranches marbrées dorées. Tirages photographiques un peu passés, autrement très bel exemplaire. Bel ouvrage recherché pour son illustration photographique réalisée à partir d"épreuves sur papier albuminé, le procédé n"ayant été inventé qu"en 1850. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Geografico, Estadistico é Historico de la Republica Mexicana.

      Mexico: Imprenta de José Mariano Fernandez de Lara, 1858. - Folio, (22 ¼ x 15 inches). 28 fine double-page lithographed maps, with original hand-color in part; 2 maps from Mesoamerican pictorial manuscripts, one of which is hand-colored (occasional staining and spotting). Modern quarter black calf, marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. "The first great atlas of Mexico, produced by a Mexican and printed in Mexico. Sabin says only 300 copies were printed" (Rumsey). First edition. Map 1 "Carta General Reducida," Map 17 "Mexico (Valle y Distrito de)," and Map 19 "Veracruz" not present. The general map of the republic of Mexico showing the boundaries created by the treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo of 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase of 1853. This is the first official map of Mexico, printed in Mexico and prepared from Mexican sources. 27 maps of states and territories surrounded by letterpress: Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Durango, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mexico, Michoacan, Queretaro, Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California, Colima, Tlaxcala, Tehuantepec, Territorios de Sierragorda, and Isla del Carmen. A few of the maps in this copy are misnumbered or bound out of order with respect to the Table of Contents. " [T]he SMGE's new national map, hastily finished in the aftermath of the War and during the initial phases of the boundary demarcation, appeared in 1850 It included a visual elaboration of the territory lost in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, as well as a demarcation of the new international limits between Mexico and the United States [According to Garcia Cubas in his 'El Libro de mis recuerdos' (p.452)], the image brought an expression of bitterness from General Santa Anna, who for the first time could actually envision the magnitude of the territory Mexico had lost. The map never saw publication because of the government's precarious financial condition after the war. Members of the Comision and [SMGE] sought publishers in the United States and England, but found the prices for publication no more accommodating than Mexico "The need for a published and circulated, Mexican-produced, national map became even more pronounced when in 1854, Mexico lost another portion of its territorial claim as a result of errors in the Disturnell map. . . . Regardless of the role General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and others played in the politics of the [Gadsden] Purchase, Mexican officials and intellectuals were convinced: Mexico needed an accurate and internationally accepted map of its own, published and circulated. "After the war, a new Carta General, constructed by Garcia Cubas, would proffer an iconographic image of the state's new parameters and fill that territory with the ghosts of the past, in the process creating an image of a single national spirit" (Craib, "Cartographic Mexico," pp. 25-27). 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        A.L.S., 4to, n.p., n.d.

      - To Ann Traubel, close friend and wife of intellectual companion Horace Traubel (1858-1919). Horace turned out a biography on Walt Whitman, one of the transcendalist writers with whom Hartley was so enraptured. "Dear Anne Traubel, I am sending you with these the extra plate out of the El Greco book which we got . I have . lately arrived at the office . I reach here feeling so well and happy - you are health and joy to the tired body and peace to the soul - one grows and blooms in the presence of you - one feels like something big & beautiful when you are around - it is too soon to see the real meaning of this visit to Phila. But I know it is big ." Horace and Anne Traubel's daughter, Gertrude, was a contralto singer in Philadelphia who edited her father's work posthumously. " - and I know it would be because I have waited so long, so fine a 'hearsay' for so long . I shall be writing you from the wilds . and it will be good to hear you speak soft . God bless you. God bless Gertrude." Signed, Marsden Hartley." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE DESERET NEWS BEING A WEEKLY JOURNAL FOR THE DIFFUSION OF GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG THE LATTER DAY SAINTS. "TRUTH AND LIBERTY."

      Great Salt Lake City & Fillmore City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1858.. [2]pp. followed by fifty-two issues (March 10, 1858 through March 2, 1859), approximately eight pages each. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Rubbed and scuffed. Occasional minute foxing and browning. Titlepage and preceding blank leaf detached. Very good. An extremely rare complete volume of this important Mormon newspaper, covering the critical second year of the Utah War and the abandonment of Salt Lake City. With Col. Albert Johnston's Army of Utah camped on the outskirts of the city, Buchanan's special envoy, Thomas Kane, worked furiously with the Mormon leadership to negotiate terms for the occupation of Salt Lake City. Though he convinced the Mormons to accept Buchanan's newly appointed governor, Albert Cumming, the defiant Brigham Young declared a massive exodus southward with instructions that, should trouble with the Army develop, the Mormons were to burn all their settlements and abandon the territory. The press of the DESERET NEWS joined what became known as "The Move," the largest of the many Mormon withdrawals. From May to September (nos. 9-26), the DESERET NEWS was printed in Fillmore City, 148 miles south of Salt Lake. Articles from this troubled time include numerous editorials decrying the unfair treatment of Utah, especially in light of more grievous concerns in Kansas and the South. Of particular import is the June 16 issue, which reprints Buchanan's proclamation of April 6 declaring Utah to be in rebellion. It also includes word of the creation of the Department of the Platte, established specifically to protect communications with the Army of Utah from Indian and Mormon raids. On July 7 the DESERET NEWS printed Cumming's June 14 proclamation of universal pardon for participants in the harassment of Johnston's army. With a governor in power proving friendly to Mormon concerns and freedom from federal prosecution ensured, the remaining summer passed peacefully. By September the "Mormon War" was considered over and the DESERET NEWS resumed publication in Salt Lake City. A compelling chronicle of troubles in Utah, and quite rare. Flake locates only five copies of this volume. FLAKE 2822. McMURTRIE (UTAH), pp.21-33, 86.

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

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

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        DAVENPORT PAST AND PRESENT; INCLUDING THE EARLY HISTORY, AND PERSONAL AND ANECDOTAL REMINISCENCES OF DAVENPORT; TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHIES, LIKENESSES OF ITS PROMINENT MEN; COMPENDIOUS ARTICLES UPON THE PHYSICAL, INDUSTRIAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CITY; FULL STATISTICS OF EVERY DEPARTMENT OF NOTE OR INTEREST, ETC

      Davenport: Publishing House of Luse, Lane & Co., 1858., 1858. First edition. 8vo. Three quarter navy blue morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt titles and each panel bordered with a single gilt rule, each panel has corners with minature gilt florals, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, 333 [1] pp., preface, illustrated, eight portraits, plates, tables, appendix, errata. Includes a double page panorama of the city of Davenport, Iowa in sepia. The appendix contains the story told by the captain of the steamboat "Enterprise" about the Black Hawk War. He and his steamboat carried General Gaines and many officers and troops from Jefferson Barracks to Rock Island in 1831 to sit in council with Black Hawk and his chiefs to make a treaty. On page 43 is a lithograph of Black Hawk. It has the biographies of Antoine LeClair, interpreter in 1832 when the treaty was made between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians, and Colonel George Davenport, who played a big part in the Black Hawk War and was one of the proprietors of Davenport, and after whom the city is named. Fine, bright copy housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gilt. GRAFF 4658. BRADFORD 5850. MOFFIT 402. MOTT (IOWA) p.55.

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        Via del Gran Servo di Dio DE. Gennaro Maria Sarnelli Padre Della Congregazione Del SS. Redestore E Di Quella Delle Apostoliche Missioni Sotto il Titolo di REgina Degli Apostoli

      Napoli, Italy: Stamperia E Libreria De Andrea Festa. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1858. First Thus. Original Paper Wraps. Italian Language Text. Two Volumes. Vary Rare! Binding is tight and pages clean. Some pages uncut. Very small amount of foxing in Vol. II. Vol. I - 322 pages. Vol. II - 225 pages. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        Jagd-Zeitung. Erster bis vierter Jahrgang.

      Wien, Wallishauser, 1858 - 1861.. 752, 752, 744, 754 S. Geprägte OLwd.. Hier die ersten vier am Einband durchnummerierten Jahrgänge dieser seltenen Jagdzeitung in den Original-Verlagseinbänden. Albert Hugo lebte von 1810 - 1873 und trat vor allem als Schriftsteller für waidmännische Fragen in Erscheinung. - Schöne, saubere Bände, leicht berieben, innen sauber.

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        The Game of Billiards (Cover title: A Manual of the Game of Billiards)

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

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        Millard Fillmore Signed Religious Book from his Library with penciled notations

      Book, ?Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man? by S.F. Dunlap. 404pp, 6? x 9.25?. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1858. Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Rubbed. Signed vertically on the inside cover ?Millard Fillmore / July 6, 1859 / $5.25?. Inside cover and opposite front free-endpaper are lightly rectangularly soiled. The text block is separated into two sections between pages 208 and 209, and have detached from the spine; a few small sections are loose. This may have been as the result of the publisher?s pasting of a three line addendum in the right margin of page 209. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book?s location on his library shelf ?G-3.? Good condition.Chapters: Spirits; Great Gods; Sun-Worship; Fire-Worship; Light; Cosmogony; Philosophy; The Logos, the Only-Begotten and the King; Genesis and Exodus; The Garden; Polytheism; Brahmanism and Buddhism; and The World-Religions.Millard Fillmore has made pencil notations in the margins: ?Domestic god

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        Biographical and Critical Essays. Seven Volumes; includes First Edition, Second Edition, Third Series and a consecutive series. [Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and Corrections and Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers with Other Essays.],1858-1880

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts 1858 - 3032Pp + appendix. [First Edition Vol. I (1858, 451p.), Vol. II (1858, 436p.)], [Second Edition Vol. III (1873, 434p.), Vol. IV (1873, 416p.)], [Third Series Vol. V (1874, 411p.)], [Vol. VI (1880, 458p.), Vol. VII (1880, 426p.)]. Book description: Full period leather hardbound, (5) raised bands on spine, title gilt stamped/embossed on spine labels, ornate gilt tooled spine compartments/inner dentelles/board edges/board frames, marbled leaf edges and end papers. Dimensions: 8 1/8in. x 5 3/4in. x 1 1/4in. Book Condition: Good; front hinge of Vol. I weak (binding cords intact/appear strong, leather cracked, end paper intact), edge wear at extremities, small chips to crowns of (Vol. I, VI, & VII), a leather tear from heel of Vol. III, sporadic tears at raised bands on spine, hinges of a few books starting to break at front crown hinge (all appear strong), boards lightly rubbed, upper leaf edges moderately darkened, strong square spines, light age toned text pages, clean and bright, tight bindings. A nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRITO ORIGINAL DEL POSIBLE CODIGO CIVIL ESPAÑOL

      1858 - 1958. Holandesa con puntas. 22X16. 389Pág+5h. Promulgación manuscrita del posible Código Civil Español. Obra fundamental para abogados de la dicha disciplina. Nombra entre otras muchas: pag 18 nombra el Decreto de 1852, pag 257 "cuando se trate de promulgar entre nosostros un Código Civil". Raríssimo ejemplar y único. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sct. Mikkelskirke i Slagelse.

      . Maleri. 1858. 44x52 cm. Usigneret. Indrammet i smuk guldramme. * Tidligere i konsul Johan Hansens samling og solgt fra dennes dödsbosauktion..

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        Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro. Ukiyo-e

      Edo, Japan: Tsuta-ya Kichizo, 1858. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji Sanju-Rokkei) is the title of two series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. The 1852 series are in landscape orientation; the 1858 series are in portrait orientation. The print being offered is from the 1858 series, apparently number 10 in the series. Artist: Hiroshige, 1797-1858. Title: Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro in the Eastern Capital. Series: Fuji sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Fuji). Medium: Ukiyo-e. Woodblock Print. Date seal: nengetsu 1858 horse, month 4. From the last year of the master's life. This is believed to be an early pull of an early {?} edition, and not a later reprint or a reproduction. Later printings tend to lack the date seal. Size (HxW):14.25" x 9.75" oban tate-e. Signature: Hiroshige. Publisher's mark of Tsuta-ya Kichizo. Condition: Very good impression, almost no soiling, colors very little faded, almost no creasing, a paper strip and thin paper to right edge, partially attached to thin backing paper, margins mostly intact. Superb color choices. Light ochre grounds, with medium blue stream, trees with autumn reddish-brown leaves plus green evergreen needles, blue-gray hills with purple-tinged skyline above and blue-tinged sky at the top. A notably serene image, with a few leaves floating down from the two red maple trees and farmers returning from the fields to their village in Meguro. Meguro-ku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, the former Edo.. Signed by Illustrator. Presumed First Edition. Very Good. Illus. by Hiroshige. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      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. #00003

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        King of Oude's Palace, Kaiser bagh , Lucknow.

      c. 1858 - Albumen print, fair tonal range and in good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 280mm. (8.5 by 11 inches).

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        The Defence of Cawnpore.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858 - Octavo. Original red embossed cloth, title gilt to front board, reddish-brown surface-paper endpapers, printed ads to the pastedowns. A little rubbed and with a couple of nicks, but overall very good. Folding map frontispiece with dispositions in colour, and one other folding map. First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his class in 1836. He served in the Crimea " present with the headquarter staff at Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, and throughout the siege of Sevastopol, remaining in the Crimea until June 1856. He was mentioned in dispatches, and made brevet lieutenant-colonel on 12 December 1854 and CB on 5 July 1855. He received the Mejidiye (fourth class) and the Légion d'honneur (third class)" (ODNB). Following the outbreak of the Indian mutiny, Adye was sent to India as assistant adjutant-general of artillery. Arriving at Cawnpore he discovered that Sir Colin Campbell had already left to relieve Lucknow, with the Gwalior contingent advancing on Cawnpore. "He took part in the actions fought there by Major-General Charles Ash Windham and afterwards wrote The Defence of Cawnpore . He was present at the battle of 6 December, in which the Gwalior contingent was routed by Sir Colin Campbell after his return from Lucknow. His administrative duties then compelled Adye to return to Calcutta, and he saw no more fighting during the mutiny". From early 1859 Adye commanded the Madras artillery; deputy adjutant-general of artillery in India from March 1863 until 1868; "and implemented the amalgamation of the three East India Company regiments of artillery with the Royal Artillery, which required patience and tact". Following his return to England in 1866 he was successively Director of Artillery and Stores, governor of the RMA, Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, and finally Governor of Gibraltar, also serving on Wolseley's staff in Egypt. Jain 371; Ladendorf 507; Sorsky 8; Taylor 3 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron [with an autograph letter signed by Mary Shelley]

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1858. Octavo (195 × 123 mm). Finely bound in c.1900 tan full calf, spine gilt in compartments with detailed floral tooling and two olive morocco title labels, sides bordered with a double gilt rule and fleuron corner-pieces, "M.D.S." initials gilt stamped to front board, gilt rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Autograph letter signed tipped in before the half-title. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shelley by Clint, and three engraved plates, one showing the Villa Magni and the boat, the Don Juan, in which Shelley was wrecked, one a portrait of Trelawny by Kirkup, and the last showing Mount Parnassus. Extremities very lightly rubbed, very small dark stain to spine near tail, some faint scratches to covers, minor offsetting to half title from the residual wax seal of the envelope, otherwise internally clean, attractive and in excellent condition. The letter itself with folds from postage, with some offset marks and a small perforation, but in very good condition. First edition, with a tipped-in autograph letter signed by Mary Shelley, of this biographical memoir of Shelley and Byron by Edward Trelawny (1792-1881), the adventurer and Romantic tagalong who involved himself in the lives and deaths of both Byron and Shelley, and subsequently wrote several biographical memoirs such as this that helped to shape posterity's perception of the people involved. This copy bears, tipped-in before the half title, an autograph letter signed from Mary Shelley, addressed to Charles Ollier Esq, at 8 New Burlington St., concerning the manuscript of Trelawny's nautical memoirs which she was editing and soliciting in 1830-31 (whereby we date the letter, though the franking is not decisively readable): "My dear Sir, When you come to the last, will you be so good as to send me the last of the proofs of Mr Trelawny's book - I have been in daily expectation of seeing you - but - - - alas! Yours truly, Mrs Shelley, Thursday". Charles Ollier was Percy Bysshe Shelley's publisher, described by Trelawny himself (in a 1880 letter to Buxton Forman remembering their encounter in 1820-21) as "the only one of the tribe of bibliophiles who would publish Shelley's writings". This, unlike some of Trelawny's statements, is substantially true; excepting Alastor (1816) and any earlier works, all of Shelley's works published in England during his lifetime, from Laon and Cythna (1818) to Hellas (1822), were published by Ollier. He also published Mary and Percy's jointly-written History of a Six Weeks Tour in 1817, and had been offered Frankenstein, though he turned it down. After her husband's death in 1822, Mary was a frequent correspondent with Ollier, often trying, to no avail, to get him to publish more works, including her own novels Valperga and Lodore, or acting as agent for the works of others, including Trelawny. At this time, Mary, as well as being unpaid editor and agent to Trelawny's naval memoirs ("Adventures of a Younger Son", Mary's title, Trelawny's first book, was published not by Ollier but by Colburn and Bentley in 1831), was on the verge of a romantic association with Trelawny. In an awkward exchange of letters in the summer of 1831, Trelawny and Mary bandied uncertain suggestions and innuendoes back and forth until Mary's nerve eventually broke and she replied "My name will never be Trelawny... & Mary Shelley will never be yours." Part of the awkwardness in their relationship stemmed from their continual jostling for the ownership of Shelley's love, when alive, and for his reputation when dead, and though there had been genuine mutual fascination and affection, this eventually subsided into bitter enmity. It was Trelawny who, in this title and more so in its rewriting and retitling in 1878 as Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author, contributed to the sense of Mary as a cold, low-minded, society-obsessed curse on her angelic husband, and a leaden weight on his poetic inspiration ("the chains of lead upon its flight of fire", to misleadingly co-opt Shelley's lines at the end of Epipsychidion). Miranda Seymour, Mary's biographer, paraphrases Trelawny's vitriolic effect on Mary's reputation: "Frankenstein was the work of Shelley's brain, not hers; widowed, she had sunk back to her 'natural littleness'". Whatever one thinks of the assessment, the inclusion in this Trelawny memoir of this Mary Shelley letter (which sees Mary soliciting with dogged altruism on behalf of a delusionally ungrateful friend - the man who, in commissioning the unseaworthy boat Don Juan, had been partially responsible for her husband's death) offers an appealingly complex picture of those left behind after the early deaths of these Romantic poets.

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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Hybridisation", a commentary on polluting blood lines.

      - Original pen and ink signed cartoon by the French political cartoonist "Caran D'Ache", whose real name was Emmanuel Poire (1858 - 1909). Poire was a satirist who developed "stories without words", considered a precursor to comic strips. Caran D'Ache spoofs appear to be of French Colonial Empire building during the later part of the 19th century, a time when France cloaked its acquisitions in Africa as a moral mission to lift the world up "to French standards by bringing Christianity and French culture". In 1884 the leading exponent of colonialism, Jules Ferry declared; "The higher races have a right over the lower races, they have a duty to civilize the inferior races." Full citizenship rights - assimilation - were offered, although in reality "assimilation was always receding [and] the colonial populations treated like subjects not citizens."[Wikipedia]. In this cartoon we see the results of mixing or hybridizing people of different social status and race, and of attempting to modify human and animal traits.The cartoon has four illustrations in two rows, starting at the upper left. The top row depicts three pairs of mismatched people: a young woman is fondled by an older man as she reads; a scruffy poor man drapes his arm around a man in suit and tie; and a prosperous black man drawn in racist manner is depicted smoking a cigar wraps his arm around a startled looking white man. In the bottom row is a single image in which an old nag with disheveled Pegasus-like wings runs behind the rider who runs with her on a tether, as a muscular man runs by with an angry eagle strapped to his back. 22 x 15 1/2". Drawn on tissue laid down on heavier stock, with small crescent missing at bottom edge and upper right corner, not affecting the illustration.Caran D'Ache's work appeared in Le Chronique Parisienne, Le Figaro, and Le Rire. In his later years he began a series of "Albums", booklets of cartoons devoted to current fads and social & political issues. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1858.  First edition, first issue (with the smaller spine ornament w/tail turned to left, & lacking the adverts & Errata slip), 17 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/blind borders to covers & gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-248 pp.  One of 500 copies printed by Charles Wittingham at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, cloth sl. soiled, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (sewing sl. loose between pp.144 & 145, & occas. lt. foxing).  Slater 1, Scott 2, Vaughan 7, Ashley III 162, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Fredeman 43.11 ("in many respects the most Pre-Raphaelite volume of poetry which the movement produced.... In all that he later accomplished Morris never quite equalled his achievement in 'The Defence of Guenevere'" [p.162]), Colbeck 2 (altho' his has the adverts).

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        Stati e Territorii Occidentali della Unione Americana

      Genoa:: Paolo Rivera,. 1858.. Map of the Western United States in an interesting configuration. California, Oregon, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Utah are oversized, totally eclipsing Washington, Idaho, North & South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma & Colorado, who are not named. "Arrisssonia" is on the Mexican side of the border. The eastern border of the map shows Minnesota (slightly out-size), Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas & Louisiana more or less to current borders. Louisiana named "Luigiana". With the lakes shown oversize, including Gran Lago Salato". Some cities noted, but more often Forts - Fort Leavenworth, Connci, St. Vrains, Laramie, Mackenzie. From the "Geografia Commerciale". Steel engraving with attractive original outline color, printed on thick paper with wide margins, 33 x 28 cm (hxw). Very good condition.

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        Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro. Ukiyo-e

      Edo, Japan: Tsuta-ya Kichizo, 1858. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji Sanju-Rokkei) is the title of two series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. The 1852 series are in landscape orientation; the 1858 series are in portrait orientation. The print being offered is from the 1858 series, apparently number 10 in the series. Artist: Hiroshige, 1797-1858. Title: Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro in the Eastern Capital. Series: Fuji sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Fuji). Medium: Ukiyo-e. Woodblock Print. Date seal: nengetsu 1858 horse, month 4. From the last year of the master's life. This is believed to be an early pull of an early {?} edition, and not a later reprint or a reproduction. Later printings tend to lack the date seal. Size (HxW):14.25" x 9.75" oban tate-e. Signature: Hiroshige. Publisher's mark of Tsuta-ya Kichizo. Condition: Very good impression, almost no soiling, colors very little faded, almost no creasing, a paper strip and thin paper to right edge, partially attached to thin backing paper, margins mostly intact. Superb color choices. Light ochre grounds, with medium blue stream, trees with autumn reddish-brown leaves plus green evergreen needles, blue-gray hills with purple-tinged skyline above and blue-tinged sky at the top. A notably serene image, with a few leaves floating down from the two red maple trees and farmers returning from the fields to their village in Meguro. Meguro-ku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, the former Edo.. Signed by Illustrator. Presumed First Edition. Very Good. Illus. by Hiroshige. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Lettre autographe signee.

      Hauteville House [a Guernesey], "7 juillet" [probablement 1858].. 1 p. in-8.. "Je prends l'interet le plus vif aux grandes questions indiquees par vous et vaillamment abordees dans votre interessant journal. Nous sommes en desaccord, pourtant, non sur le but, la liberte ; mais sur le moyen, le protestantisme. Je le vois en Angleterre, helas, etroit et intolerant, et profondement ennemi du progres. Tenons-nous-en a la philosophie. Une lettre est necessairement ecourtee et incomplete. Vous etes un esprit eleve. Je serai heureux s'il m'est jamais donne de causer avec vous de ces hautes questions. Croyez a ma cordialite [...]". - Lettre sans doute adressee en 1858 a l'historien Edgar Quinet qui publia cette annee-la un ouvrage a caractere autobiographique, Histoire de mes idees, dans lequel il associait notamment le protestantisme a l'idee de progres. Victor Hugo depuis 1851, denoncait au contraire le role conservateur de la religion protestante, en prenant l'exemple de Angleterre. Les deux hommes, republicains convaincus, vivaient alors en exil loin de la France imperiale.

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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begrndung auf physiologische und pathologische. Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1858

      - FIRST EDITION of Virchow's seminal and profusely illustrated Die Cellularpathologie, "one of the most important books in the history of medicine, and the foundation stone in cellular pathology" (Garrison-Morton 2299). "He set in motion the now familiar idea that the body may be regarded 'as a state in which every cell is a citizen.' Disease is a civil war, a 'conflict of citizens brought about by the action of external forces' (Singer: History of Biology). "Virchow was the first to state the now universally accepted axiom 'Omnis cellula a cellula,' 'Where a cell originates it must have been preceded by another cell, just as animals are produced only by other animals and plants by other plants' (Printing and the Mind of Man, 307). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: A. Hirschwald. 8vo (8.75 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 138mm). [xvi], 440 pp., [4]. Ex-libris (Boston University); bears new endpapers with the conservator saving the BU armorial bookplate, original endpapers, card, and even the original binder's stamp (Ives & Smith). ILLUSTRATION: 144 in-text illustrations. Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled paper boards that are scuffed and rubbed a bit at the edge tips with a small area missing from the marbled paper on the rear (see photo). Tightly and very solidly bound. Occasional toning and very light foxing, all very minor. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Geografico, Estadistico e Historico de la Republica Mexicana

      Mexico Imprenta de Jose Mariano de Lara 1858 - The First Great Scientific Atlas of All of Mexico GARCIA Y CUBAS, Antonio. Atlas Geografico, Estadistico e Historico de la Republica Mexicana. Mexico: Imprenta de Jose Mariano de Lara, 1858. First edition of the first atlas of Mexico written by a Mexican and printed in Mexico. Folio (21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 553 x 370 mm.). 18, [2], [4], [2] pp. plus all thirthy-three double-page hand-colored ltihoragph maps and plates (one of the double-page spreads is comprised of two of the maps listed). Contemporary quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering and devices. Small and old paper label on upper front cover. Small stamp on upper blank margin of title page (not offensive). Sinaloa plate browned. Some minor foxing but over all a wonderful copy of the first great scientific atlas of all of Mexico. This early lithographed atlas of Mexico includes the work of Mexican pioneer lithographers Iriarte, Decaen, and Salazar. The illustrations are signed "Muñ ozguren" and come from the lithographic shop of Iriarte & Cia., while the letterpress typography is by Lara. The atlas was created during the Golden Age of Mexican lithography (see Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 17-32). The design and execution of the atlas are handsome, with the middle of each double-page spread being occupied by the map of a specific state or territory, surrounded by statistical and historical information about the region, including subjects of borderlands interest, such as Native American tribes and incursions. The large and fine general map of Mexico by Salazar is one of the finest maps of Mexico created in the nineteenth century, with a spirited Mexican eagle atop cactus at top center, and especially beautiful lithographed views on either side (Popocatepetl, Orizava, Cascada de Regla, Palenque, Mitla, Uxmal, etc.). The maps of the states that border with the United States are especially interesting for clearly delineating the changing boundaries over time. For instance, the map of Sonora shows the demarcation of the Treaty of Mesilla in 1853 (Gadsden Purchase). The map of Chihuahua shows the boundary line before and after the Gadsden Purchase. The Tamaulipas map shows the new boundary at the Rio Grande, as well as the older line of demarcation at the Nueces. The plates from Mapa Sigüenza and Códice Boturini are accompanied by the notes of José Fernando Ramírez of the Museo Nacional. Palau 98721. Phillips, Atlases, 2683. Sabin 26554. HBS 66945. $13,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomie chirurgicale homalographique

      Paris: Bailliere, 1858. Folio. 25 lithographed plates of cross-sectional anatomie. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Bookplate of Richard M. Wegner, historian of anatomical sections, and author of Garrison-Morton 459.

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        Der Zauberer von Rom. Roman in neun Büchern. 9 in 5 Bdn.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1858 - 1861.. Zus. über 3500 S. Etwas spätere Hlnbde mit je 2 goldgeprägten Rückenschildern (leicht berieben, Vorsätze erneuert, durchgehend etwas, stellenweise auch stärker u. stark braunfleckig, 1 Lage am Falz stabilisiert).. Erste Ausgabe des nach den "Rittern vom Geiste" zweiten, "ebenso gewaltigen und poetisch noch höher stehenden" (Houben) "Romans des Nebeneinanders". Karl Gutzkow schildert in dieser "grandiosen Dichtung" (Houben) "die religiösen Zustände im (katholischen) Westen und Süden Deutschlands und in Österreich in ihrem innigen Zusammenhang mit Rom ... und (versucht) die schwierige Frage des deutschen Ultramontanismus poetisch zu lösen" (Houben). Die katholische Idee und ihre Organisation, ihre Stärke und ihre Schwächen, ihre inneren Spannungen und äußeren Machtansprüche werden von Gutzkow vor dem Hintergrund des "Kulturkampfes" zwischen Preußen und der katholischen Kirche im Rheinland, des Konkordats von Staat und "Ultramontanismus" in Österreich sowie der Auseinandersetzungen der Einigungsbewegung in Italien mit dem Kirchenstaat und dem ultramontanen Papsttum eines Pius IX behandelt. Vergangenheit und Gegenwart und die zahlreichen Schauplätze sind in dem Monumentalroman zu einem komplizierten "Nebeneinander" verschlungen, in dessen Zentrum der Mönch Bonaventura, der zum Reformator der katholischen Kirche aufsteigt, und eine Frau, die nicht zufällig nach Schlegels Emanzipationsroman Lucinde heißt und sich vom Zimmermädchen zur Gräfin in Rom emanzipiert. Zu bewundern ist die strikte Objektivität Gutzkows, mit der er, der Protestant, "frei von einseitig protestantischem Gesichtspunkt" (Houben) die katholische Kirche durchleuchtet, "die ultramontane Fata morgana in allen ihren Farbenschattierungen" (Houben) schildert und die Zeitprobleme in zahlreichen Diskusssionen der verschiedenen Parteien abhandelt. Der "Zauberer von Rom" ist nach dem Urteil Arno Schmidts die unvergleichlich beste Schilderung der katholischen Welt.- Goed. Fortführung 3/925,98; Wilpert/Gühring 62; Borst 2690; Bibliothek Arno Schmidt 200.9; Houben I,309 (der Roman wurde in Österreich verboten!); Houben, Vorwort zur 9. Auflage, Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1911.

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        Der Zauberer von Rom. Roman in neun Büchern. 9 Bände. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1858-61. Kl.-8°. Halbleinenbände d. Zt. mit vergold. Rückentitel. - Schlechter Erhaltungszustand.

      . . W./G. 62. - Rasch 2.34. - Bibl. Arno Schmidt 200.9. - Erste Ausgabe. - Band 1: Rückengelenk mit Riss und innen zwei Blätter angerändert. Band 3 Buchblock gelockert. Band 5 Fußsteg mit geringen Abriss. Band 7 zu Beginn leicht wasserrandig. 8 Vorderes Innengelenk geplatzt, Buchblock fixiert. 9 zwei Blätter mit grobem Riss (1 geklebt) und Innengelenke geplatzt. 6-9 etwas knapp beschnitten, Buchhöhe etwas geringer und Rückenvergoldung zu den vorhergehenden Bänden leicht abweichend. - Rücken oben, an den Kapitalen teils geklebt. Innen meist stock- bzw. braunfleckig, teils stärker. Exlibris.

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        Atlas Geografico, Estadistico e Historico de la Republica Mexicana

      The First Great Scientific Atlas of All of MexicoGARCIA Y CUBAS, Antonio. Atlas Geografico, Estadistico e Historico de la Republica Mexicana. Mexico: Imprenta de Jose Mariano de Lara, 1858.First edition of the first atlas of Mexico written by a Mexican and printed in Mexico. Folio (21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 553 x 370 mm.). 18, [2], [4], [2] pp. plus all thirthy-three double-page hand-colored ltihoragph maps and plates (one of the double-page spreads is comprised of two of the maps listed).Contemporary quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering and devices. Small and old paper label on upper front cover. Small stamp on upper blank margin of title page (not offensive). Sinaloa plate browned. Some minor foxing but over all a wonderful copy of the first great scientific atlas of all of Mexico.This early lithographed atlas of Mexico includes the work of Mexican pioneer lithographers Iriarte, Decaen, and Salazar. The illustrations are signed "Mu?? ozguren" and come from the lithographic shop of Iriarte & Cia., while the letterpress typography is by Lara. The atlas was created during the Golden Age of Mexican lithography (see Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 17-32). The design and execution of the atlas are handsome, with the middle of each double-page spread being occupied by the map of a specific state or territory, surrounded by statistical and historical information about the region, including subjects of borderlands interest, such as Native American tribes and incursions. The large and fine general map of Mexico by Salazar is one of the finest maps of Mexico created in the nineteenth century, with a spirited Mexican eagle atop cactus at top center, and especially beautiful lithographed views on either side (Popocatepetl, Orizava, Cascada de Regla, Palenque, Mitla, Uxmal, etc.). The maps of the states that border with the United States are especially interesting for clearly delineating the changing boundaries over time. For instance, the map of Sonora shows the demarcation of the Treaty of Mesilla in 1853 (Gadsden Purchase). The map of Chihuahua shows the boundary line before and after the Gadsden Purchase. The Tamaulipas map shows the new boundary at the Rio Grande, as well as the older line of demarcation at the Nueces. The plates from Mapa Sig¸enza and CÃ?dice Boturini are accompanied by the notes of JosÃ? Fernando RamÃ?rez of the Museo Nacional.Palau 98721. Phillips, Atlases, 2683. Sabin 26554.HBS 66945.$13,500

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE. Every man his own Boswell.

      Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston 1858 - 1st edition. 12mo., viii, 373, (2)pp., illustrated with engraved title page, and 8 plates. Bound in brown cloth (BAL's binding 'A'), with decorations on boards in blind, and spine decorated with 3 fleur-de-lis ringed monograms and the publisher's logo below the title and author's name, all in gilt. The cloth's diced pattern remains very fresh, with sharp edges. Wear at the head and tail of the spine. Tips rubbed. The front end papers are headed "Works of Permanent Value"; the rear end papers are headed with "Miscellaneous". Engraved title page. The printed title page is in both red and black ink, with a period after "Company" in the publisher's name. All 8 plates have their tissue guards. Generally very clean inside, with some light foxing, usually found on the tissue guards, and the plates and pages in contact with the guard. Housed in a brown quarter morocco and cloth slipcase with folding cloth over boards wrapper, with a fabric pull tab. The slipcase is titled on the spine, with date and author, all in gilt. Minor wear to the slipcase. Two pages of ads of the publisher's 'Valuable Books" after the index. A Very Good copy, housed in an attractive mid 20th century slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tirolische Monatsbla tter 1858 enthaltend: Reisen, Novellen, lustige Schwa nke, Sagen und Lieder aus Tirol.

      Innsbruck, Rauch, 1858.. Gr- 8°, circa 22,5 x 15 cm. 1 Bl., 462 SS., 5 getönte lith. Tafeln, 2 Bll. Leinen d. Zt.. Seltene, hübsch illustrierte Sammlung von literarischen und landeskundlichen Beiträgen zu Tirol, herausgegeben von dem Mäzen und Schriftsteller Johann Nepomuk von Alpenburg (1806-1873). Die Tafeln zeigen das Denkmal der Kupferschmiede in Kitzbühel, die Ötzthaler Ferner (getönte Landkarte), den Eingang zum Rittersaal und das Portal an der Kapelle von Schloss Tirol sowie eine Karte der Eisenbahnlinie von Innsbruck nach München. - ANGEBUNDEN sind ferner noch sehr seltene Gelegenheitsdrucke: 1. Drei ganz neue Lieder... Hildesheim, Gerstenberg o.J. 2 Blatt - 2. Text der gesänge der wirklichen Tyroler National-Sänger... Bremen, Wulff, o.J. 4 Blatt. - 3 Prinzinger, August. Höhen-Namen in der Umgebung von Salzburg und Reichenhall : ein Beitrag zur Orts-, Sprach- und Volks-Kunde. Salzburg 1861. 23 Seiten. - Gering gebräunt, wenig fleckig, Einband berieben, Bezug des vorderen Gelenkes eingerissen, aber solide, Bindung fest.

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        Bunken Edo oezu. Kan.Tokyo, Subaraya Mohe, [Ansei 5 (1858)?]. 166 x 189 cm. Accordian folded (horizontally and vertically) between two contemporary paperboards with covered with blue paper, each embossed with 5 large decorations, woodcut title-label on front board (board size 32 x 21 cm).

      http://www.davidrumsey.com/japan/xmaps1007.html (dated "[1858]"); WorldCat (3 copies, dated "[1865]" and possibly a 4th, dated "(1864)". A large and very detailed woodcut map of Edo (since 1868 Tokyo) and surrounding areas by Mori Fusai, coloured by hand in blue, red, green and yellow. It covers an area to about 4 kilometes from the centre, including the coast of the harbour, and follows in the tradition of Kanamaru Hikogoro, who produced maps of Edo with a similar lay-out beginning in 1778. The map is printed from woodblocks on 15 sheets of Japanese (mulberry bark?) paper (each about 56×38 cm) and assembled with 5 across and 3 down to form one large folding map at a scale of about 1:9000. As assembled it measures nearly two meters in each direction. We have found no printed date on the map, but the East Asian Library of the University of California at Berkeley has what appears to be an identical map and dates it Ansei 5 (1858). With some tears along the folds, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding shows only minor wear. A magnificent large Japanese map of Edo (Tokyo), a decade before the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate.

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        TRATADO PRACTICO DE ANALISIS QUIMICA DE LAS AGUAS MINERALES

      Imprenta de Manuel Alvarez. - Madrid. 1858. 475Pág. 23X16. Pasta española. Magnífica Obra en el campo de la hidroterapia por tratarse de la práctica de análisis de aguas minerales. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Hybridisation", a commentary on polluting blood lines

      . Very good condition. Original pen and ink signed cartoon by the French political cartoonist "Caran D'Ache", whose real name was Emmanuel Poire (1858 - 1909). Poire was a satirist who developed "stories without words", considered a precursor to comic strips. Caran D'Ache spoofs appear to be of French Colonial Empire building during the later part of the 19th century, a time when France cloaked its acquisitions in Africa as a moral mission to lift the world up "to French standards by bringing Christianity and French culture". In 1884 the leading exponent of colonialism, Jules Ferry declared; "The higher races have a right over the lower races, they have a duty to civilize the inferior races." Full citizenship rights - assimilation - were offered, although in reality "assimilation was always receding [and] the colonial populations treated like subjects not citizens."[Wikipedia].In this cartoon we see the results of mixing or hybridizing people of different social status and race, and of attempting to modify human and animal traits.The cartoon has four illustrations in two rows, starting at the upper left. The top row depicts three pairs of mismatched people: a young woman is fondled by an older man as she reads; a scruffy poor man drapes his arm around a man in suit and tie; and a prosperous black man drawn in racist manner is depicted smoking a cigar wraps his arm around a startled looking white man. In the bottom row is a single image in which an old nag with disheveled Pegasus-like wings runs behind the rider who runs with her on a tether, as a muscular man runs by with an angry eagle strapped to his back. 22 x 15 1/2". Drawn on tissue laid down on heavier stock, with small crescent missing at bottom edge and upper right corner, not affecting the illustration.Caran D'Ache's work appeared in Le Chronique Parisienne, Le Figaro, and Le Rire. In his later years he began a series of "Albums", booklets of cartoons devoted to current fads and social & political issues.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 1.-4. Samling.

      . Kbhvn. 1858-60. 88 + 67 + 79 + 82 s. Indbundet med samtlige titel- og smudstitelblade samt titelblad og indholdsfortegnelse for alle 4 bind, trykt 1860. Indbundet i et samtidigt halvlaeder med gulddekorationer pa ryggen. Bindet med brugsspor. * Heri förstetrykket af bl.a. "Pen og Blaekhuus - Vinden fortaeller om Valdemar Daae og hans Döttre - Dynd - Kongens Datter".<br>BFN 767, 774, 782, 794..

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        Penha D'Aguia.

      1858 - Düsseldorf: Arnz & Co., 1858. Colour lithograph, printed area 350 x 415mm. Two repaired marginal tears. Eckersberg, a Norwegian painter, visited Madeira in 1852-54. His book, Views in Maderia, was published with text in English and German. The Penha d'Águia is an outcrop of rock 580 metres high.

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        The Virginians a tale of the last century

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858-, 1859. Two volumes, octavo, plates thoughout; original stab holes, a nice set in half morocco, marbled paper sides (different pattern on each volume). A fine set bound from the original parts. After Vanity Fair, this was Thackeray&#39;s most famous work, continuing the story of the Esmond family through the history of their American descendants, the Warringtons. The novel traces the lives of the brothers George and Harry, their upbringing in Virginia, their experiences in England, and their involvement in the American Revolution, on opposing sides. Its survey of the effects of the Revolution, and of antebellum slavery, as famously depicted in the caricature of &#39;Gumbo&#39;, indentured to Harry, means that it is regarded as a valuable primary source in American social history. When it was first published, Thackeray&#39;s mild portrait of George Washington outraged some Americans by not displaying enough epic patriotism.

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        Mitla. A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855

      Longman & Co, London, 1858. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). xvi, 432 pp. Edited by J S Bell. Green leather binding (Bickers) with gilt frame to boards and detailed gilt tooling to spines. Spine in 6 compartments with leather title label. Gilt frames to boards. Marbled end papers with matching edges. Boards lightly worn with a few minor blemishes. Spine faintly sunned with very slight damage to extreme edge at head. Owner gift inscription on free end paper. Colour frontispiece and 4 other coloured plates including one fold-out. 10 pages of woodcut illustrations. Colour fold-out map at end of book in very good, undamaged condition. Paper very faintly toned with some light foxing to prelims otherwise an excellent clean, crisp example of this book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fine Binding; 19th century; Inventory No: 19227..

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        MITLA: A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855, with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Edited by J.S. Bell. Five chromolithographs, including one folding, with several textual woodcuts and a folding map. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. First edition. Tempsky (1828-68), a Prussian adventurer and talented artist, was educated at the Berlin Military Academy and served many years in the army and later as a mercenary. His wife, Emilia Bell, was born in Greytown, Nicaragua. This work is an interesting account of Tempsky&#39;s journey in Mexico, Tehuantepec, and Central America, and his attempt to portray the inhabitants "in a life-like manner." The text begins with an 1853 sea voyage aboard the French brig Independance from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Mexico. The author had spent the three previous years in California (he has been described as John Sutter&#39;s personal bodyguard). Later, Tempsky immigrated to Australia and then went on to New Zealand, where he was killed in bush fighting against the Maoris. Octavo. The period full calf binding has been expertly rebacked in matching tan calf, with five raised bands and decorative gilt stamping. An ink inscription dated 1861 appears on a prefatory blank leaf. Some dust staining to the top edge. A few minor nicks and scuff to the leather; else very good..

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        Mitla. A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, , 1858. With Observations on the Modes of Life in those Countries. Edited by J.S. Bell. Octavo. Contemporary calf by Bickers & Son, red morocco label, low bands with dotted helical twist, compartments gilt, double fillet panel to the boards, small rosette corner-pieces, milled gilt edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, blind milling to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 4 other similar plates, one of them folding, 9 wood-engraved plates, 2 wood-engravings to the text, folding map, coloured in outline, at the rear. Lightly rubbed, lightly browned, some foxing to the plates and offsetting from them, overall very good. First edition. Coming from a Prussian military family von Tempsky (1828&#150;1868) was destined for the army, but on leaving cadet school in Berlin he served in his father&#39;s old regiment for just 9 months before heading out to the Mosquito Coast in search of adventure among the German colonists there. "The Mosquito Kingdom had been established with British support before the arrival of the Prussian colonists, and when it came under attack from Nicaraguan forces Tempsky saw action for the first time as an officer in the local militia" (The Encyclopedia of New Zealand). Hearing of the Gold Rush in California von Tempsky set out for San Francisco, arriving in July 1850. He signally failed to make his fortune and in July 1853, "Tempsky decided to return to Bluefields through Mexico, Guatemala and San Salvador &#133; [experiencing] a number of exciting adventures on the 18 month journey. Tempsky kept a record of these events, which later formed the substance of his book, Mitla, published in London in 1858 and illustrated with his own watercolours". He later emigrated to Australia, drifting eventually to New Zealand where he died serving in the Maori War. Despite his brief time there, Tempsky established himself as "one of the most colourful characters of nineteenth century New Zealand". An attractive copy with a contemporary prize bookplate of Billericay Grammar School to the front pastedown.

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        Collection des orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858[-1859]. Large folio (44.5 x 29 cm). With hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 70 lithographed plates, 56 hand-coloured. Contemporary brown half sheepskin.

      Bastin & Brommer 212; Cordier, Japonica, col. 538; NCC (3 copies); Nissen, BBI 175; Pritzel 847; Stafleu & Cowan 569; cf. GFB, p. 50 (Latin edition); Haks & Maris, p. 37. Elaborately illustrated work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan, with a double-page plate showing the exuberant Iridorchis gigantea. The plates were produced by such eminent artist as Severeyns and Lauters after drawings by Bik, Blume, Latour, Van Raalten and Wendel. The work, also published in Latin as Flora Javae et insularum adjacentium nova series, was the fruit of Blume's meticulous research conducted in the Dutch East Indies where he was director of the Botanical Garden of Bogor, Java. "This amateur draughtsman and author has been of great significance for his publications ..." (Haks & Maris). Issued in 12 separate parts, 1858-1859. Spine slightly chafed. Otherwise a fine coloured copy of an impressive and beautifully illustrated botanical work.

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      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. Stock # 00003

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        Analysen zu den natürlichen Ordnungen der Gewächse und deren sämmtlichen Familien in Europa I. Phanerogamen. Tafelband.

      Erlangen, Palm und Enke, 1858. Titelblatt und 70 kolorierte, lithographierte Tafeln mit 2500 Figuren, 1 Blatt Verbesserungen. 47,5 x 30 cm, Original-Pappband.. Einband fleckig, bestoßen und an den Rückenkanten etwas beschädigt. Bemerkenswert frisch erhaltene Tafeln in schönem Altkolorit. Mit gekröntem Stempel "Marie Therese" auf dem Vorsatz.

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

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

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