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        NUEVO METODO PARA EMBOCAR BIEN TODOS LOS CABALLOS y tratado sucinto de equitacion

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

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

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

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        Puccini Writes to His Biographer

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

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        Le Roman de la Momie

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

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        ALBUM OF VIRGINIA; OR, ILLUSTRATION OF THE OLD DOMINION.

      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.

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

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

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        REID'S TRAMP; OR, A JOURNAL OF THE INCIDENTS OF TEN MONTHS TRAVEL THROUGH TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, SONORA, AND CALIFORNIA. INCLUDING TOPOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, SOIL, MINERALS, METALS, AND INHABITANTS; WITH A NOTICE OF THE GREAT INTER-OCEANIC RAIL ROAD.

      Selma, Al.: John Hardy & Co., 1858. - 237pp. Original blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Spine bit faded and shaken, rear inner hinge cracked and separated. Front free endpaper and fly leaf excised; bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional fox mark. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of the great classic rarities of Southwest Americana, this is Reid's account of the journey to explore the Gadsden Purchase and his overland journey to California by the southern route. He left Marion, Alabama in September 1856 with a party of travellers known as the Mesilla Valley Company, whose main purpose was to explore the newly acquired territory in the Southwest known as the Gadsden Purchase. The group travelled through Mobile and New Orleans, then by ship to Galveston, then on land to San Antonio, Castroville, El Paso, Tucson, San Diego, and San Francisco. In the beginning of 1857, Reid joined a failed filibustering expedition into Sonora and Chihuahua led by Henry Crabb, but left for California by April of that year. He stayed only a short time in California before returning via Panama, Havana, and New Orleans. The book contains a wealth of brief and entertaining descriptions of life in the Mexican cession, including the towns and hamlets visited along the way, German immigrants, the agricultural promise of the region, desert flora and fauna, and speculation on the future of the Indians of the Southwest. The description of Reid's association with Crabb's filibusters is most interesting. "Reid's work is one of the genuine classics relating to the Southwest; his descriptions of mines and miners, the natives, in fact all the country through which he passed, are vivid" - Decker. A most important Southwest rarity, accorded a "d" rating by Howes. HOWES R172, "d." WAGNER-CAMP 307. STREETER SALE 176. RADER 2776. RAINES, p.172. CLARK III:490. COWAN, p.528. GRAFF 3450. DECKER 36:339.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

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

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

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

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        Indische Alterthumskunde.

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

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

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

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

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

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

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

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

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

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A FINE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR BOTANICAL DRAWINGS

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

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        The Three Clerks. A novel.

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

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems.

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

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        Six Sporting Novels].

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

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        The Chess Monthly

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

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        Handbuch des Schachspiels

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Berlin 1858 - vi+541 pages with tables. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original cloth with decorative gilt vignettes and chess board to cover and gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 714) Third edition. Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. It was one of the most important opening references for many decades. The Handbuch had been the project of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, who was with von der Lasa a member of the Berlin Chess Club and the influential group of chess masters later called the Berlin Pleiades. Bilguer died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa completed the project and saw it published, with his friend von Bilguer alone named as author. It contained comprehensive analyses of all opening variations then known, plus a section on the history and literature of chess. Von der Lasa prepared four further editions (1852, 1858, 1864, and 1874). The sixth edition (1880) was by Constantin Schwede; and the seventh edition (1891) was by Emil Schallopp, with the assistance of Louis Paulsen. Carl Schlechter, who had drawn a match for the World Championship with Emanuel Lasker in 1910, prepared the eighth and final edition. Published in eleven parts between 1912 and 1916, it totaled 1,040 pages and included contributions by Rudolf Spielmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Teichmann. International Master William Hartston called it "a superb work, perhaps the last to encase successfully the whole of chess knowledge within a single volume." Condition: Recased in original binding with some stains to cover, previous owner's name and date to tile, corners bumped, spine sunned, new end papers and paste downs, some foxing and damp staining to a few of the early leaves else about very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE

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

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        History of the Indian tribes of North America: with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs; embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits¿

      D. Rice and A. N. Hart, Philadelphia 1858 - Royal 8vo. [26.5 x 16.5 cm] in 3 vol. I: (1) ff. frontispiece, (1) ff. title-page, (1) ff. dedication lithograph, (i)-iv, (3)-333 pp., and with (39) ff. of lithographed portraits. II: (1) ff. frontispiece, (i)-xvii, (9)-290 pp., and with (47) ff. of lithographed portraits. III: (1) ff. frontispiece, (i)-iv, (17)-392 pp., and with (31) ff. of lithographed portraits. Total (120) ff. of lithographs finished in fine contemporary color. Uniformly bound in contemporary gross-grained morocco, with decorative panels on covers, spine with raised bands and title gilt. Spines slightly scuffed at extremities. Some mild scattered foxing to text leaves; lithographs clean and finished in fine color. Excellent. Royal octavo edition in a luxurious (and appropriately!) American morocco binding of this work of Native American history and ethnography, ¿one of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians¿ (Field), containing ¿the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed¿ (Howes). The work was wildly popular, printed in folio from 1836-1844 and then in royal octavo from 1848-1850; though the latter was reissued numerous times (see below), for printing quality and plate-color the present edition remains unsurpassed in its fidelity to the original folio. As the publisher¿s preface states, McKenney and Hall also incorporated new material, including a portrait of the Winnebago chief Red Bird. The project was widely acknowledged as a successful attempt to preserve¿on paper¿what had already become a rapidly vanishing group of cultures. The work was issued in several standard bindings, but this one is the most luxurious. Most of the volume¿s 120 hand-colored lithographs were based on oil paintings by Charles Bird King, employed by the War Department to paint Indian delegates visiting Washington (the paintings were later destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865). The authors open with a portrait and 20-page biography of Red Jacket, a New York Seneca chief. A full 23 of the portraits depict Indians from tribes such as the Sauk, Ojibway and Chippeway that originally dwelled along the St. Lawrence River, including longer narratives of chiefs Black Hawk and Keokuk. The volume otherwise focuses primarily on the Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee of the southeast, no doubt because it was with these the Federal Army had been fighting the so-called ¿Removal Wars¿ of the 1830s and 1840s, especially in Florida. Interestingly, McKenney and Hall also include a few portraits and stories of the Sioux¿for the Yankee reader, a word that still conjured all the glamour and danger of the western frontier. Thomas L. McKenney (1785-1859) was Superintendent of Indian Trade and later of the Federal Office of Indian Affairs (1824-1830). He was an avid supporter of the policy of relocation, and to this end he traveled widely among the tribes described in his book. His partner, the lawyer James Hall (1793-1868), had written extensively about the west. The work first appeared in folio format in 1836-44. The first octavo edition dates from 1848-50 and had a number of reprints, of which this is the fourth. * Field 992; Howes M129; Sabin 43410a (1836-1844 folio). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Complete Set of George Eliot First Editions.

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

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        Complete set of her novels in first edition.

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

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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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        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]

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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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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym.

      Michel Lévy frères 1858 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1858, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons noirs, mors comportant de petites restaurations en tête, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé sur le premier contreplat, reliure de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur. Exemplaire en charmante reliure d'époque ce qui est rare car la plupart des exemplaires ont été modestement reliés à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        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 - The author's intention was to sketch the scenery of Siberia, but by virtue of a special passport granted by Czar Nicholas the First, he was able to expand his itinerary, observing the peoples, topography and resources of Central Asia (SIBERIA) First Edition. 4to. Chromolithographs, map, and other illustrations. viii, [1, plates list] f., 611pp. Lacking final leaf of preface with details of illustrations. Original green cloth, elaborate gilt devices on upper cover and spine, covers slightly rubbed, else near fine. Abbey 530; Czech (Asia) p.15; Yakushi (1994) A293 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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