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

      New York, 1858. No Binding. Very Good. 60 x 56 inches. With original rollers, separate; attractive original color, refreshed; expertly re-mounted on new linen & fully conserved; some usual splitting, relatively minor losses, relatively bright patina, overall excellent of this type. Very scarce and richly informative wall map of these historic islands and the beautiful Cape. As Garver noted, "Walling aimed for a comprehensive, almost encyclopedic, overview of these three counties and their principal population centers." Thus, the map remains a valuable source for an array of historical data: the locations of early industries and the homes of both the familiar and the obscure, early rail lines and roads, and early topographic and shoreline features that have been altered over time. There are also numerous inset plans of towns on the map, 40 in all, and as Garver observed, "each of the forty insets is a map in its own right, and many of these communities were described in detail for the first time." Included are the town of Nantucket; Edgartown, West Tisbury and Holmes Hole (today's Vineyard Haven) on Martha's Vineyard; Chatham, Wellfleet, Provincetown, Hyannis, even Truro Village, and several others including all but the very smallest towns. All of these inset plans provide the names of residents and the locations of their homes. Of the Nantucket plan in particular, Garver said: "The map of the town of Nantucket, for instance, depicts a dense cluster of streets and properties and, in the immediate vicinity of the harbor, numerous candle manufacturers and oil sheds, boat shops, a bank, an inn, a bakery, the customhouse, a bowling alley, and an abattoir-in fact, everything that the properly appointed port should contain in a compact space." Moreover, for certain of the larger towns, again Nantucket and Edgartown included, there are business directories listing the providers of various goods and services. There are seven views on the map including two of Provincetown as seen in 1620 and 1858 respectively, and one of the Pacific Bank in Nantucket. A possible reason for the scarcity of the map is that the relatively small population of this area at the time would have resulted in a small print run to begin with. Also, the moist climate of the area would have deteriorated many copies of a map originally intended as a wall hanging. Garver, J. Surveying the Shore, pp. 102-103.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Lettre autographe signée ("Fétis").

      Bruxelles, 2. II. 1858. - 1p In-8 (11 lignes). Lettre à M Dufour, directeur de la Gazette Musicale. Il est à noter que Fétis avec créé la Revue Musicale, qui fusionna avec la Gazette Musicale pour donner la Revue et gazette musicale de Paris, avant de redevenir Gazette Musicale. Belle lettre à en-tête du Conservatoire Royal. Il s'agit d'une lettre de recommandation de Fétis à Dufour à propos de [Henry] Litolff, compositeur d'une "véritable originalité". Il demande à Dufour de lui faire bon accueil : "Je ne doute pas de votre bon vouloir à son égard ni de la sympathie de la rédaction de la Gazette musicale". La vie de Litolff connaît alors un grand changement: il divorce de sa seconde épouse et quitte les Pays-Bas pour revenir en France. Fétis souhaite donc l'aider à se faire mieux connaître en France, pays dans lequel il avait jusque là peu habité. - Rare Ancienne collection Charles Vincens. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Phantastes: a Faerie Romance for Men and Women

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1858. Octavo. Original olive green cross-grained cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine, sides blocked in blind with foliate panelling, cream endpapers. Half-title present. Bookplate of filmmaker and noted collector Jonathan Gili, and his wife Phillida Gili (née Stone); ownership inscription "Edith L. Stone" presumably a prior relation. Spine sunned as invariably, but with the board edges abnormally fresh, ends and corners rubbed, rear hinge just starting; an exceptional copy in very good condition. First edition, extremely scarce in cloth and especially so in such good condition, of MacDonald's first major book, the first great "adult" fantasy in English, "which takes rank with La Motte-Fouqué's Undine and other classics of its kind … [MacDonald] is [now] known best for his ability - defined by C. S. Lewis - as a mythopoeic writer, that is, one who creates a fantasy hovering between the allegorical and the mythopoeic. He has been credited in this regard with establishing in the nineteenth century a tradition of symbolic fantasy fiction that has many modern admirers and imitators, including writers and artists like C. S. Lewis and Maurice Sendak" (ODNB). The similarity between Phantastes, in which the protagonist stumbles uninvited into a magical parallel world where strange events occur spontaneously, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has long been remarked upon. MacDonald was friend and mentor to Dodgson, and it was to the MacDonald children that Dodgson sent the manuscript of Alice; indeed, it was their delighted approval that finally persuaded him to publish it. A lovely copy of a scarce and seminal fantasy text.

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        Ruskin's Works

      Ten volume set of Ruskin's major works rebound from various editions  (some 1st ed.), published in 1858, 1859 and 1860. New York: John Wiley, 1858, 1859, 1860. Approx. 450 pages per volume. (5.25in.x8in., 135mmx200mm).Rebound in traditional 3/4 tan smooth calf with raised bands. Maroon and black leather labels with gilt titles. Six spine compartments with ornate gilt panels. Marbled boards, fore edges, and end pieces.Contents:Modern Painters in 5 volumes. Vol.I,II, and IV; All stated First American Editions, 1860. Vol.2; Stated second American edition, 1860. Vol.5; No edition stated, 1860. Several plates drawn by Ruskin. Frontispiece plus color plate in Vol. three. Light foxing throughout, mostly to margins, else fine.The Stones of Venice in three volumes. All volumes dated 1860. Several illustrations on wood. Light, unobtrusive foxing throughout, mostly to margins, else fine.Two Paths, 1859, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1859, and The Political Economy of Art, 1858. All titles complete with seperate title pages, etc, bound into one volume. Two Paths includes Iron Work of Bellinzona frontispiece, illustrations, plus tissue guarded plate, "The Grass of the Field".  The Seven Lamps of Architecture includes 14 fold out plates drawn and etched by the author. Mild foxing, mostly to margins, else fine. Plates are fine.Four titles with seperate title pages bound into one volume: Lectures on Architecture and Painting, 1859. Tissue guarded frontis. !5 illustrations drawn by Ruskin. The Elements of Perspective, 1860. Several diagrams and illustrations. Mild foxing else fine. This volume also includes; Pre-Raphaelitism, 1860. Notes on the Construction of Sheepfolds, 1860. The King of the Golden River, 1860.All 10 volumes are uniformly bound into a handsome set, suitable for a fine library. All vols. are straight, tight and clean including hinges and text blocks. Previous owner's signatures, in pencil, to front free end papers. Overall condition of complete set to be fine minus. 

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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        "Curry & Rice," on Forty Plates; or, The Ingredients of Social Life at "Our Station" in India

      London: Day & Son, [1858]. First Edition. 4to. Vignette title page and 39 lithographic plates. Tan cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded, else almost fine. Hiler, p. 52. Schwedt, I, p. 47

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

      Chester and London: Hugh Roberts, Parker, Whittaker and Co., 1858.. FIRST EDITION, 1858. Folio, 370 x 280 mm 14½ x 11 inches, pages: [6], 1- 55; TWENTY FIVE ORIGINAL ALBUMEN MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS. Modern black crushed morocco spine, modern brown cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners bumped, 3 small closed tears neatly repaired to head of title page, 1 closed tear neatly repaired to bottom edge of half title, last 2 pages have tiny chips to edges, a few small white marks to edge of upper cover, damp stain affecting the bottom quarter of all pages, affecting 1 corner of all photographs, on 13 photographs the damp stain is visible, on the rest it is not. 2 photographs have slight silvering to edges, foxing to margins of first 2 plates and last plate, foxing to prelims and occasionally to margins. A stained copy of a very rare photography book. Only 1 copy listed as being sold at auction in American Book Prices Current in over 30 years and 2 copies listed in Copac, held at Oxford and Cardiff. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 26, No.83. Bryans undertook to preserve many fine architectural examples which were disappearing at the time of publication, due to wear or the 'improvements' of modern restoration. The photographs include views of halls (Poole, Lower Huxley, Crewe, Dorfold), castles (Conway, Rhuddlan, Caernarvon), abbeys (Haughmond, Buildwas), and historic streets etc. All 25 images can be sent on request. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Grammaire De La Langue Tibetaine / Par Ph. Ed. Foucaux.

      Paris : Imprimerie Imperiale 1858 - Description: xxxii, 231 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Tibetan language --Grammar. Scattered minor, marginal foxing. Very good copy bound in full contemporary gilt-blocked buckram. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 231 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        VOL. 1) ICHNOLOGY OF NEW ENGLAND. A REPORT ON THE SANDSTONE OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY, ESPECIALLY ITS FOSSIL FOOTMARKS, 1858. VOL. 2). SUPPLEMENT To the Ichnology of New England, a 1863 Report to the Government of Massachusetts

      Boston: Wright, Potter. Good+. 1858 & 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 1. Report On The Sandstone of The Connecticut Valley, Especially Its Fossil Footmarks. Ex-Library. The only markings are a ink stamp on front endpaper & title page. No spine numbers.Complete in two volumes. Original black cloth. Gilt title on spine. Edges lightly rubbed. Small cloth tears on spine ends. A few lightly foxed pages. Illustrated with fold out color maps, engravings & B/W plates. 220 pages. Volume 2. Supplement to the Ichnology of New England. Original black cloth with a ring stain on front cover. Gilt title on spine. Rear covers fore edge has wear. Front cover is gently bowed. Library ink stamp on front endpaper & title page. 96pp. Illustrated with plates. Light foxing on margins of plates. New England; Ex-Library; Color Maps; Plates; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 316 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        1858-59 2vols THACKERAY The Virginians FIRST ISSUE

      - London - Bradbury and Evans, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce and important first issueBound from the parts with actresses on page 207 line 33 and misnumbered chapter 47 and 48. Complete in two volumes and illustrated with frontispieces, extra engraved title pages, in text illustrations andall 44 further plates as called for. Overall very good condition, with the usual toning to the edges of the plates, but unusually clean. Binding could do with smartening up and replacement of spine labels (neither difficult or expensive)Thackeray began as a satirist and parodist, with a sneaking fondness for roguish upstarts like Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair, Barry Lyndon in The Luck of Barry Lyndon and Catherine in Catherine. In his earliest works, writing under such pseudonyms as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitz-Boodle, he tended towards the savage in his attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. Notable among the later novels is The History of Henry Esmond, in which Thackeray tried to write a novel in the style of the eighteenth century. In fact, the eighteenth century held a great appeal for Thackeray. Not only Esmond but also Barry Lyndon and Catherine are set then, as is the sequel to Esmond, The Virginians, which takes place in America and includes George Washington as a character who nearly kills one of the protagonists in a duel. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm although the cords are exposed in a couple of places. All covers are firmly attached. The inner hinges are strained but holding. There is some wear to the extremities including some overall rubbing which has resulted in surface damage to the papers and leather. All spine labels are missing. The corners and top and tails of the spines are slightly bumped with some slight loss to the tail of volume II. Internally the books are generally unusually bright but have some scattered spotting which does affect the plates as expected but much less severe than often seen. There are copperplate signatures to the coloured front end papers and following blank end papers in both volumes..

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        Dr. Thorne [Quite Scarce]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1858. Mixed First and Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of this Trollope classic, rebound in contemporary 3/4 leather with a lovely compartmented spine lettered and decorated in gilt, with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, and with the edges of the closed page block marbled to match the boards, without the advertisements. Volume I and Volume II are the scarce second edition, and Volume III is the prized first edition. in the Publisher's original tan boards Sadleir estimates that only 750 copies of the first edition, and only 250 copies of the second edition, were printed. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." Immensely popular, the first edition sold out in a single fortnight, leading to the the production of the second edition (of only 250 copies) even as the first cheap edition in a single volume was being prepared. The front pastedown of each Volume bears the elegant bookplate and small shelf location sticker of Lord Monteagle of Brandon with the family motto "Fides non Timet" [Faith does not Fear] surrounding the family crest. We speculate, quite reasonably we think, that mixed issues of Dr. Thorne were on the market at the same time and that this set is such a set. Sadleir ranks the first edition of Dr. Thorne as the SECOND SCARCEST OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S NOVELS, ranking in scarcity behind only The Macdermots of Ballycloran (itself one of the scarcest novels in all of Victorian Era literature and, in all practicality, unobtainable), and the second edition, with only one-third as many copies printed, logically should be scarcer still. This copy is in Very Good condition with the leaves trimmed for the rebinding, but with nice margins remaining, shelf wear to the base of each board with the rubbing through to the board where originally covered in cloth, some scuffing to the leather and to the board paper, and a light touch of quite scattered foxing to the leaves). A Very Good set of a remarkably scarce Trollope triple decker, and especially scarce with any of the volumes being in the first edition. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Original illustration for the Marsh King's Daughter

      Unpublished, , c1924 . Watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil drawing to illustrate The Marsh King's Daughter by Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. Image size: 265x370mm. Presented in a gilt frame. An unpublished illustration for "The Marsh King's Daughter," a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1858, and one of those closest to his heart. In the story, a group of storks acting as a Greek chorus, tell the tale of Helga, daughter of the Marsh King, who is a beautiful and violent girl by day, but a sad and gentle frog by night. She is redeemed after saving the life of a Christian priest doomed to be sacrificed by the Vikings, and here Andersen touches on the themes of faith and immortality so common in his writings. Kay Nielsen spent over 10 years working on his illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales, which was published in 1924. "The Marsh King's Daughter" and hence the painting, were not used in the book.

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

      New York, 1858. No Binding. Very Good. 60 x 56 inches. With original rollers, separate; attractive original color, refreshed; expertly re-mounted on new linen & fully conserved; some usual splitting, relatively minor losses, relatively bright patina, overall excellent of this type. Very scarce and richly informative wall map of these historic islands and the beautiful Cape. As Garver noted, "Walling aimed for a comprehensive, almost encyclopedic, overview of these three counties and their principal population centers." Thus, the map remains a valuable source for an array of historical data: the locations of early industries and the homes of both the familiar and the obscure, early rail lines and roads, and early topographic and shoreline features that have been altered over time. There are also numerous inset plans of towns on the map, 40 in all, and as Garver observed, "each of the forty insets is a map in its own right, and many of these communities were described in detail for the first time." Included are the town of Nantucket; Edgartown, West Tisbury and Holmes Hole (today's Vineyard Haven) on Martha's Vineyard; Chatham, Wellfleet, Provincetown, Hyannis, even Truro Village, and several others including all but the very smallest towns. All of these inset plans provide the names of residents and the locations of their homes. Of the Nantucket plan in particular, Garver said: "The map of the town of Nantucket, for instance, depicts a dense cluster of streets and properties and, in the immediate vicinity of the harbor, numerous candle manufacturers and oil sheds, boat shops, a bank, an inn, a bakery, the customhouse, a bowling alley, and an abattoir-in fact, everything that the properly appointed port should contain in a compact space." Moreover, for certain of the larger towns, again Nantucket and Edgartown included, there are business directories listing the providers of various goods and services. There are seven views on the map including two of Provincetown as seen in 1620 and 1858 respectively, and one of the Pacific Bank in Nantucket. A possible reason for the scarcity of the map is that the relatively small population of this area at the time would have resulted in a small print run to begin with. Also, the moist climate of the area would have deteriorated many copies of a map originally intended as a wall hanging.Garver, J. Surveying the Shore, pp. 102-103.

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        Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küsten der Südsee. Eingeführt von Alexander von Humboldt

      Leipzig, Mendelssohn 1858. 32 cm. (12), 14, (2), 494, (2) Seiten mit 7 chromolith. und 6 getönten farbig lithographiert Tafeln, (meist montiert), 10 Holzschnitten (davon 2 ganzseitig und 1 auf separatem Blatt) und 1 lithographiert Faltkarte. Blindgepr. Original-Verlagseinband, Leineneinband mit Rücken- und Vorderdeckelvergold. - Sabin 49914 - Henze III, 508 - Abbey, Travel 661 (Vgl.) - Erster Druck Erstausgabe mit Subskribentenverzeichnis und Vorwort Alexander von Humboldts (Löwenberg 391). Berühmte Reisebeschreibung der Forschungsreise 1853-54 W. W. Whipples von Fort Smith am Arkansas nach San Pedro in Kalifornien, die Möllhausen (1825 - 1905) als Topograph und Zeichner begleitete. Seine Reisewerke zeichnen sich durch Natur- und Erlebnisschilderungen und Einblicke in die Welt der Indianer aus. Neben Catlin war Möllhausen bedeutend als Indianermaler. Von seinen Bildern blieben jedoch nur wenige erhalten (Henze). Die schönen lithographierten Tafeln zeigen und a. Indianer verschiedener Stämme (Otteo, Kioway, Zuni, Mohave), Pueblos, Naturdenkmäler (versteinerter Wald im Tal des Rio Seco, Mammutbaum). Die Holzschnitte zeigen Hausgeräte und Kultgegenstände der Indianer, Inschriften usw. Buchblock neu eingehängt, Rücken aufgezogen, 2 Tafeln im weißen Rand vereinzelt Stockflecken, im Anfang in den Ecken Feuchtigkeitsränder. -

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        TAGEBUCH EINER REISE VOM MISSISSIPPI NACH DEN KUSTEN DER SUDSEE

      Leipzig. 1858.. [28],494,[2]pp. plus sixteen plates (seven in color, six tinted, and three in black and white) and folding map. Half title. Large, thick quarto. Modern three- quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Moderate age toning, occasional moderate foxing to text, occasional minor foxing to some plates. A very good copy. The most important work of this notable German artist and topographer, who accompanied several of the leading western surveys of the 1850s. This book describes his experiences with the Pacific Railroad survey under Lieut. Amiel Whipple, investigating a potential route along the 35th parallel in 1853, which took the party across northern New Mexico and Arizona. The work is notable for its plates of the Pueblo Indians and Möllhausen's account of them. "...In addition to the account in journal form of his experiences as topographer of Whipple's surveying expedition in 1853, there is an account of his experiences in the West in 1851 on a trip from St. Louis to Laramie with Prince Paul of Wurttemberg" - Streeter. Möllhausen's career and the chronology of these expeditions are described in detail by Taft. The TAGEBUCH... is extremely scarce in the marketplace. HOWES M713, "b." ABBEY 661 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 305:1. GRAFF 2851. SABIN 49914. STREETER SALE 3135. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 955. Taft, ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST, pp.22-35.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Tagebuch einer Reise vorn Mississippi nach den Kusten der Sudsee von ... Möllhausen. Eingeführt von Alexander von Humboldt

      Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1858. Quarto. (12 x 9 1/4 inches). Half- title, title with wood-engraved vignette, 6pp. list of subscribers. Folding lithographed map printed in two colours with the route marked by hand, 14 plates (7 mounted chromolithographs, 6 tinted lithographs, 1 uncoloured wood-engraving), 8 wood-engraved illustrations (2 full page). (Some spotting). Publisher's brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, the upper cover lettered in gilt, spine blocked in gilt, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, modern endpapers. First edition of a south- western American classic. Mollhausen served as the artist of the 1853 Pacific Railroad Survey expedition led by Lt. A. W. Whipple along the 35th parallel through New Mexico and Arizona. "Mollhausen's account is regarded as a more interesting description of the Whipple Expedition than that published in the official Survey Report" (Wagner-Camp). However, the work is best remembered for its beautiful plates, particularly the mounted chromolithographs on card depicting Native Americans and scenery of the Southwest. Graff 2852; Howes M713; Sabin 49914; Siebert Sale 876; Streeter Sale 3135; Wagner-Camp 305:1; Wheat, MTW 955.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare [Works]. Edited by Howard Staunton. The Illustrations by John Gilbert. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel

      London: George Routledge and Co., 1858., 1858. 3 volumes, 4to., superb in contemporary full straight grained dark green morocco with 2 maroon title labels and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Illustrated throughout with full-page and in-text drawings by Gilbert. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I foxed; markings to a couple of boards; slight foxing; corners a little rubbed. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Manual of the Principal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying, Manufactured By W. & L. E. Gurley : Troy N. Y. [ Fourth Edition ]

      Troy NY: W & L. E. Gurley, 1858. First Edition. Stiff Wrappers. Good. [4 - 2 frontispieces], [2-title page], [1]-125, [1-blank], [2-table contents], [I]-XV (supplement to manual, drawing instruments), [5- advertisements]. Original pink (wood-pattern) paper boards, spine mostly perished. Front cover coming detached lower 2 inches. We suspect that there was originally a paper label on the front cover, if so now perished. The Fourth Edition of this reference work about Gurley instruments that was continuously published well past 40 editions into the 1940s. The company finally ceased making surveying instruments in 1980, an impressive accomplishment having lived through many technological changes since its' founding in 1845. Instrument catalogues this early are quite rare and difficult to obtain. This is the earliest Gurley catalogue we've owned in the last 10 years. A very useful reference for the collector, institution, or dealer. Nicely illustrated throughout.

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        Proceedings of the Meeting of the Bar, Third Judicial District, Washington Territory, on the Arrest of the Hon. Edward Lander, Chief Justice of Said Territory, and John M. Chapman, Clerk of the District, by an Armed Force, Under Orders of Governor Isaac I. Stevens. Together with the Proceedings of a Mass Meeting of Citizens of Pierce Co., W. T

      Steilacoom, May 7, 1858. Pamphlet. Octavo. [17]-24; [25]-26; [27]-32pp. Self-wrappers, with titles in black on front cover, stitched at the spine. Light foxing to first and last two leaves, with light previous owner's notes to last page, and a touch of creasing to bottom corners of front cover; else in Very Good+ condition. // A contemporary re-print of the, "the first and rarest of the pamphlets published at Steilacoom and Olympia, Washington in May and June of 1856" and the "Vindication of Governor Stevens..." [May 10, 1856]. These were issued with "A Brief Notice of the Recent Outrages committed by Isaac I. Stevens..." (American Imprints, Washington 15), retaining their own title-pages and given a consecutive pagination. See STREETER 3245; AMERICAN IMPRINTS INVENTORY: Washington, 15, 21 & 26. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Nereis Boreali-Americana: or contributions to a history of the marine algae of

      Smithsonian Institution Press, 1858. Hardcover. very good/none issued. Good book with no dust jacket as issued. 1852-1858. 3 parts bound in one. 150, 258, 140 p., 50 tinted lithographed pls of which 12 are handcoloured, roy. 4to, new hcloth. The original edition, published in the Smithsonian Contributions to Science, of this important monograph on the marine algae (Melanospermeae, Rhodospermeae, Chlorospermeae) of North America. This copy shows wear and soiling to covers. Owner name stamped in. Discoloration to inside front cover. Hinge just starting to split with tear at top of outside of spine. This is an oversized book and will require additional shipping charges for international or expedited shipment.

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        Dr. Thorne [Quite Scarce] WAS $2,850

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1858. Mixed First and Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $2,850. A Very Good copy of this Trollope classic, rebound in contemporary 3/4 leather with a lovely compartmented spine lettered and decorated in gilt, with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, and with the edges of the closed page block marbled to match the boards, without the advertisements. Volume I and Volume II are the scarce second edition, and Volume III is the prized first edition. in the Publisher's original tan boards Sadleir estimates that only 750 copies of the first edition, and only 250 copies of the second edition, were printed. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." Immensely popular, the first edition sold out in a single fortnight, leading to the the production of the second edition (of only 250 copies) even as the first cheap edition in a single volume was being prepared. The front pastedown of each Volume bears the elegant bookplate and small shelf location sticker of Lord Monteagle of Brandon with the family motto "Fides non Timet" [Faith does not Fear] surrounding the family crest. We speculate, quite reasonably we think, that mixed issues of Dr. Thorne were on the market at the same time and that this set is such a set. Sadleir ranks the first edition of Dr. Thorne as the SECOND SCARCEST OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S NOVELS, ranking in scarcity behind only The Macdermots of Ballycloran (itself one of the scarcest novels in all of Victorian Era literature and, in all practicality, unobtainable), and the second edition, with only one-third as many copies printed, logically should be scarcer still. This copy is in Very Good condition with the leaves trimmed for the rebinding, but with nice margins remaining, shelf wear to the base of each board with the rubbing through to the board where originally covered in cloth, some scuffing to the leather and to the board paper, and a light touch of quite scattered foxing to the leaves). A Very Good set of a remarkably scarce Trollope triple decker, and especially scarce with any of the volumes being in the first edition. QUITE SCARCE.

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        CARTA CHOROGRAFICA DE PORTUGAL.

      - Redigida e gravado no Instituto Geographico, sob a direcção do Conselheiro Felipe Folque. Publicada [entre 1858 e 1887]. Escala Metrica 1/100.000. Mesquita, Rebello Jor. e Samora grav. In fólio de 67x97 cm. composta por Titulo, Sinais convencionais para as cartas geográficas e corográficas, Quadro de junção das folhas que formam a Carta Corografica de Portugal, e 37 folhas das quais apenas estão presentes 26 folhas, faltando respectivamente as nº. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, [Minho e Trás os Montes] 8, 9, [Beira Alta e Alto Douro] 11, [Beira] 15, [Beira Baixa, Penamacor] 35 [Ourique e Mertola] 37, [Faro]. Encadernação com lombada e cantos em pele, cansada. Eventualmente à data em que foi encadernada a obra, ainda não tinham sido publicadas as folhas em falta? Location/localizacao: Fólios máximos

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        [The Fruits of America, containing a selection of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States

      Boston, New York & London: C.C. Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. (Boston), D.Appleton & Co. (New York) and William Smith (London), [1858]. Vol. III, part 1 only, octavo. (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches). 4 ll. text. 4 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, 4 woodcut illustrations of trees, or fruit. Original wrappers, titled on the upper cover with integral uncoloured vignette, letterpress prospectus on the lower cover. One of the three "woefully difficult to find" (Bennett) parts which made up the abortive final volume of the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The present very rare 'noble fragment' is from a work which was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared between 1847 and 1856 in parts, which were designed to be bound in two volumes with a total of 96 plates. But four parts to a planned vol.III were also published. An idea of how rare these parts are can be garnered from the fact that the work is now generally considered complete without them, and also the view of bibliographers, as exemplified by Bennett's remark that any of these parts are "woefully difficult to find." The plates in this part, as with all the other parts, were executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. Cf. Bennett p.59; cf. Nissen BBI 941(calling for 4 parts in vol.III); cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61; cf. Reese 20.

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        Doctor Thorne [Rare First Printing]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Near Fine copy of the rare first edition, first printing, of this Trollope novel, complete in three Volumes, each rebound in 3/4 brown leather and dark pebbled boards, top edges gilt (bound without the catalogue at the end of Volume I), marbled paste downs and front free endpapers, compartmented spine decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." Sadleir concluded that only 750 copies of the first edition were printed as the then-inexperienced publisher grossly underestimated how strong the demand for the novel would be. Immensely popular, the first edition sold out in a single fortnight and was never reprinted. A second edition, also in three volumes and containing approximately 500 changes from the first -- most of which were corrections to Trollope's English -- was promptly produced, and a cheap single-volume edition was put into production at the same time. Due to the public's large demand for the novel, most copies would have been read to pieces by the eager reading public and few copies survived in their original cloth. Noted collector Carroll Wilson stated that the work was "... an excessively rare book, by far the rarest of the Barchester series, and never found in even passable condition." Sadleir ranks the first edition of Dr. Thorne as the SECOND SCARCEST OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S NOVELS, ranking in scarcity behind only The Macdermots of Ballycloran (itself one of the scarcest novels in all of Victorian Era literature and, for all practical purposes, unobtainable). Writing in 1928, Sadleir stated that the first edition's meager printing was "one reason why Doctor Thorne should now be rarer than Barchester Towers and The Three Clerks. In the book's popularity and continuing reputation lies a second reason. Like Barchester Towers it will appeal to the 'high spot' collector and not only to the Trollopian. Collectors will have trouble over Doctor Thorne." This copy is in Near Fine condition with some aging and light wear to the gilt on the top of the page blocks, some light fading at the board extremities, a few tiny rubs, a very small light spot to the rear board of Volume I and to the front board of Volume II, elegant bookplate of Joseph Spencer Graydon to the front pastedown of each volume, leaves trimmed for the rebinding, but with nice margins remaining, neat prior owner's signature to the upper edge of each title page, two minor tears at the front gutter of Volume I -- presumably due to a bit of excess glue, surprisingly light scattered foxing. An elegant and Near Fine set of the RAREST OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S WORKS REALISTICALLY AVAILABLE, an essential novel both for Trollope collectors and for collectors of Victorian fiction. RARE.

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        NOTES ON THE SURGERY OF THE WAR IN THE CRIMEA

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

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        THE EVIDENCE, GIVEN BY LORD OVERSTONE, BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMON OF 1857, ON BANK ACTS, WITH ADDITIONS

      London. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1858. Hardcover. Stock Market; Banking; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 306 pages; The Evidence, Given by Lord Overstone, Before the Select Committee of the House of Common of 1857, on Bank Acts, with Additions. Limited edition of 100 copies. In publisher's brown cloth . Introduction printed on trimmed papers, balance of volume untrimmed. Signed by Overstone (very faintly) at front blank. Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Bank Acts. Covers intact with text tight. WorldCat locates 4 copies. Provenance- From the notable book collection of collector Alex M Hudnut with penciled shelf notation from him [or his assistant]. ; Signed by Author .

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        Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Kusten der Sudsee

      Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1858. Two volumes in one vols., large, thick 4to. [2],viii,222,[20],[223]- 494,[2]pp. plus fourteen plates (seven in color, six tinted, and one in black and white) and folding map after Henry Lange. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary black leather, spine gilt. Boards and extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplates on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing, a few leaves toned. Very good. Howes M713, "aa"; Abbey 661 (ref); Wagner-Camp 305:1; Graff 2851; Sabin 49914; Streeter Sale 3135; Wheat Transmissippi 955; Taft, ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST, pp.22-35; Mintz 582; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 268; Smith 6909 . The second issue, issued the same year as the first, of the most important work of this notable German artist and topographer, who accompanied several of the leading western surveys of the 1850s.€ This book describes his experiences with the Pacific Railroad survey under Lieut. Amiel Whipple, investigating a potential route along the 35th parallel in 1853, which took the party across northern New Mexico and Arizona.€ The work is notable for its plates of the Pueblo Indians and Mþllhausen's account of them.€ "...In addition to the account in journal form of his experiences as topographer of Whipple's surveying expedition in 1853, there is an account of his experiences in the West in 1851 on a trip from St. Louis to Laramie with Prince Paul of Wurttemberg" - Streeter.€ Mþllhausen's career and the chronology of these expeditions are described in detail by Taft.€The TAGEBUCH... is extremely scarce in the marketplace

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        "Curry & Rice," on Forty Plates; or, The Ingredients of Social Life at "Our Station" in India

      London: Day & Son 1858 London: Day & Son, [1858]. First Edition. 4to. Vignette title page and 39 lithographic plates. Tan cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded, else almost fine. Hiler, p. 52. Schwedt, I, p. 47

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton

      Henry Washbourne, London, 1858. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: John Martin. Attractively bound in half brown leather over marbled boards; a bit of wear at corners, front hinge slightly cracked at bottom, paper boards a little rubbed. Martin's Paradise Lost remains one of the singular visions of Milton's epic poem. 24 mezzotint plates, offsetting onto guards, otherwise unmarked. 373pp. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: John Martin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042636. .

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        A NEW MAP OF THE WESTERN STATES

      New York. 1858.. Folding pocket map, 26 x 33 1/2 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Very good. This map shows the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota; and more importantly, the recently established western territories of Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota. It is one of the best commercial maps of the period for the northern Great Plains, and one of the earliest maps to show Dakota. Kansas extends west to include present- day eastern Colorado. Nebraska includes much of the present-day Dakotas, Wyoming, and eastern Montana. Indian tribes are located throughout. Quite scarce. Not in Phillips or Rumsey.

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        Pangeometrie, oder die auf einer allgemeinen und strengen Theorie der Parallelen gegründeten Hauptsätze der Geometrie

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1858. First German edition of Lobachevskii&#146;s last publication on non-Euclidean geometry (first published in Kazan 1856).<br/><br/> & & The work was dictated by Lobachevskii, who was by then blind, in French, the previous year for the commemoration proceedings planned for February 1855, but publication was delayed by the Tsar over a disagreement over the date of the University&#146;s founding. In the meantime, the Russian version was prepared and published, more or less simultaneously with the French. This German edition is little known: it is not mentioned in Friedrich Engel&#146;s &#145;Zwei geometrische Abhandlungen&#146; (1898) and Heinrich Liebmann claims in his own German translation (1902) that it is the first.<br/><br/>& & With the title <i>Pangeometrie</i> Lobachevskii emphasizes the universality of his &#145;imaginary geometry&#146; and gives his most concise formulation of a geometry free of the parallel postulate. In this work Lobachevskii applies differential and integral calculus to non-Euclidean geometry and develops important refinements of his earlier works. &#147;Numerous deductions, notably that of the fundamental equation of hyperbolic geometry, are given in other forms: until his last days, despite his precarious health, Lobachevskii sought to perfect the geometry he had constructed&#148; (Kagan). The work ends with Lobachevskii discussing the geometry of nature and the necessity of experimentally determining if space is in fact non-Euclidean. <br/><br/>& & &#147;In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevskii himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid&#146;s axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system imaginary geometry, proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevskii&#146;s merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid&#146;s geometry and to consider it a special case of a more general system&#148; (B.A. Rosenfeld in DSB).& 8vo (228 x 139 mm), in: &#39;Archiv für wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland&#39;, Volume 17, no. 3, pp 397-456, the complete issue (pp [2:title] 341-498) offered here in the original green printed wrappers, uncut and unopened a very fine copy. Rare as the single issue in wrappers.

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        THE FLORAL KEEPSAKE a selection of forty-eight accurately coloured figures of tender and hardy useful and ornamental plants

      George Willis, 1858. hardback. Fair. hardback, 4to, blue cloth badly stained and largely lifted from boards, extremeties of covers rubbed, loss to head and tail of spine, upper hinge cracked and front free endpaper torn at top and bottom corners, staining from upper board penetrating to front pastedown, the scarce hand coloured chromo-lithographic plates are however in largely very good condition, two or three of the forty-eight have minor foxing, colours bright and clear, pages unpaginated but all present. Externally as a binding or breaking copy, internally as plates, very good

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        The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1858. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Hard Cover. Cloth Boards. FIRST EDITION. Author&#39;s first book, published when William Morris was only twenty-four years old. It reflects the influence of medievalism and the Arthurian legends on Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites. It was dedicated to his friend, the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. An exceptional copy of a book usually found in poor shape, this copy is beautiful. Original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Tiny piece of bookcloth missing from the foot of spine. Very minor bubbling and light rubbing to front board and some wear to spine ends and corners. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Interior is overall very clean with bright text, though there are very occasional light spots of foxing to some pages. Tight binding. With tipped-in errata slip. Housed in modern brown cloth slipcase with black leather and gilt title pastedown to spine. Very Good Plus in a Fine Slipcase. 248 pp. MOR/042304.

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        Atlas Geografico, Estadistico E Historico De La Republica Mexicana

      Mexico City, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio.Contemporary marble-papered boards re-backed. 31 lithographed maps with original hand color, 2 plates, one in color. A few minor stains, else excellent.Very rare: "Three hundred copies printed." (Sabin).The first national atlas of Mexico printed in Mexico by a Mexican. The attractively lithographed and richly informative work follows the model of the Carey and Lea atlas, in which maps are surrounded by text panels. Particularly beautiful is the general map of Mexico that is illustrated with delicately rendered scenes. There are also two plates, one in color, illustrating Aztec writing with a lengthy commentary. An important and rare atlas in an attractive copy.Sabin 26554; Phillips 2683.

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        A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons

      London: published by the Author, [1858]-1875. Folio. (21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). 47 hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by John Gould and W. Hart; and John Gould and H.C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Period full dark brown crushed morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Revised and expanded second edition of Gould&#39;s monograph on trogons, including the most beautiful depictions of these colourful tropical birds. As Gould states in his preface, this revised and expanded edition was "in reality a new publication, the plates having been redrawn, and many (i.e. 12) new species figured for the first time." The depiction of the birds is more elaborate than the first edition of 1838, with artfully arranged perches of tropical plants and occasional background landscapes. "The Trogons may dispute the palm of beauty with the Hummingbirds. Their plumage in certain parts shines with metallic brilliancy, and exhibits all the colours of the rainbow" (Introduction).The trogons depicted within this monograph are largely species resident of the Americas, including Mexico, Panama, Columbia, and Brazil. Anker 171; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 101; Nissen IVB 381; Wood p. 365; Zimmer p. 261; Sauer 21.

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        Le Temple Protestant a Bahia

      An extremely attractive lithograph of a Protestant Church in Brazil. 1858. Paris. Made by Aubron and published by Lemercier. Striking lithograph plate of a Protestant Church in 19th century Brazil. Foxing spots, mainly in margins, a few marginal tears far away from image, extremely large margins, excellent condition overall. 640 mm x 505 mm. A striking lithograph by Lemercier, after Frond´s photograph; the plate shows a Protestant Temple in Bahia, standing behind a colonial fence and with local flora. Magnificent colour, unrivalled in size and beauty, Ribeyrolles ?Brazil Pittoresco. Album de Vistas, panoramas, paisgens...? has swiftly become one of the most sought after and scarce works on Brazil. ?This album of magnificent engravings is an excellent iconographic document and is very rare? (Borba de Moraes). Borba de Moraes, p. 737.

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. In eight volumes

      - London - Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Macaulay&#39;s popular History. Portrait frontispiece of Macaulay with tissue-guard to volume VIII. Binder&#39;s ink stamps of Morrell, London, to versos of front free-endpapers. Complete in eight volumes. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 28 December 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. He also held political office as Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841 and Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (1848) covers the period from 1685 to 1702, encompassing the reign of James II, the Glorious Revolution, the coregency of William and Mary, and up to William III&#39;s death. The Liberal historian Lord Acton read Macaulay&#39;s History of England four times, and in 1880 classed Macaulay (with Burke and Gladstone) as one of the three greatest Liberals. The History is famous for its brilliant ringing prose and for its confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history. According to this view, England threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second was begun in 1840. Macaulay published the first two volumes in 1848. At first, he had planned to bring his history down to the reign of George III. After publication of his first two volumes, his hope was to complete his work with the death of Queen Anne in 1714. The third and fourth volumes, bringing the history to the Peace of Ryswick, were published in 1855. However, at his death in 1859, he was working on the fifth volume. This, bringing the History down to the death of William III, was prepared for publication by his sister, Lady Trevelyan, after his death. Condition: In decorative half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally excellent, very attractive with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean within but with heavyspotting to the endpapersand titles, and the odd handling mark. Heavy spotting to the frontispiece in volume VIII, and staining to two pages of volume IV. Ink signaturesto endpapers in allvolumes. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a

      1858. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. [Bennett, E.H., Editor]. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1858. Two volumes. (Volume I has eight-page publisher catalogue.) Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands, retaining original red morocco lettering pieces, endpapers renewed. Light to moderate toning, negligible foxing to a few leaves, some offsetting to margins of Volume I title page, internally clean. A nice copy in a handsome binding. * Third edition. First published in 1833, this work is probably the most important work written on the American Constitution. Though overshadowed by Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court, Story had no peer as a teacher or writer. Comparing the Commentaries to The Federalist, James Kent observed that Story&#39;s treatise was "written in the same free and liberal spirit, with equal exactness and soundness of doctrine, and with great beauty and eloquence of composition. Whoever seeks for a complete history and exposition of this branch of our jurisprudence, will have recourse to the above work, which is written with great candor, and characterized by extended research, and a careful examination of the vital principles upon which our government reposes" (cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography [1847] 669-670). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2917.

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        Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3rd Ed. 2 Vols

      1858. Commentaries on the Constitution Published Before the Civil War Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. [Bennett, Edmund Hatch, Editor]. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1858. Two volumes. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary law calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Some rubbing to extremities and spines, minor scuffing, front board of Volume II slightly bowed. Offsetting to endleaves, toning, light browning in places, occasional faint dampspotting, faint dampstaining to portions of Volume II. Early owner signatures to front free endpapers, interiors otherwise clean. A nice set. * Third edition. First published in 1833, this work is generally considered to be the most important work written on the American Constitution. Dedicated to John Marshall, it presented a strongly Federalist interpretation. It is divided into three books. Book I contains a history of the colonies and discussion of their charters. Book II discusses the Continental Congress and analyzes the flaws that crippled the Articles of Confederation. Book III begins with a history of the Constitution and its ratification. This is followed by a brilliant line-by-line exposition of each of its articles and amendments. Comparing it to The Federalist, James Kent said Story&#39;s work was "written in the same free and liberal spirit, with equal exactness and soundness of doctrine, and with great beauty and eloquence of composition.... Whoever seeks...a complete history and exposition of this branch of our jurisprudence, will have recourse to [this] work, which is written with great candor, and characterized by extended research, and a careful examination of the vital principles upon which our government reposes.": cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 669-670. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2917.

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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: &#147;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&#146;s criticisms, when unfavourable, are generally well-founded; and though, no doubt, inaccuracies are to be met with in some portions of the &#145;History of the Afghans,&#146; 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.&#148; A rare and intriguing work from an unusual point of view.

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858 First edition, first printing. Near fine book with light wear to spine ends and very slight dulling of spine gilt. Former presentation inscription to second endpaper and former owner signature to title page. A very tight, clean and sharp copy seldom found in this condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        The Indian Empire; History, Topography, Geology, Climate, Population, Chief Cities and Provinces ... Religion, Education, Crime; Land Tenures Staple Products; Government, Finance, and Commerce. With a Full Account of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army; of the Unsurrection in Western India ... Illustrated with Maps, Portraits and Views

      London: The London Printing and Publishing Company, [1858-61]. 3 volumes, small 4to. (10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches). Text in two columns. Three illustrated titles, 2 double-page engraved maps by J. Rapkin (hand-coloured in outline), 120 steel-engraved plates after drawings by Prout, Purser, Turner, Harding, Roberts and others.Contemporary half brown morocco over cloth boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, marbled endpapers. A well-illustrated mid- 19th century history of India by a noted member of the East India Company, with an important account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Martin served as a member of the Court of Directors of the East India Company and travelled much of the world, including in India, as a surgeon, botanist, naturalist and historian. His comprehensive history is particularly valuable for its inside account of the commercial aspects of life in India and his account of the "Indian Mutiny". The work is admirably illustrated with numerous steel-engraved views of the principal cities and sites in India, including Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad, etc., as well as views in the Himalayas and portraits of various Indian princes and notables. Cf. Dictionary of Indian Biography, p. 277

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        Bible Scenes Of Interest And Beauty A Series Of Ten Views In Palestine

      London: James Blackwood, [1858]. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher crimson cloth, elaborate, oval front cover gilt motif frames bright gilt title with back cover decorated similarily in blind. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Bartlett, W.H. 24 pages in text. 26 x 18 cm. Ten engraved full page color plates (with tissue guards) from drawings by W.H. Bartlett with descriptive letterpress -- Bethlehem, The Dead Sea, Mount Lebanon, Mount of Olives from the Wall, Solomon&#39;s Pools, Nain, Tiberias, Caesarea, Hills of Samaria and Plain of Jericho. Tissue guards toned, Nain plate repaired, scattered light spotting, and remarkable Victorian calligraphic presentation dated 1860 on front flyleaf.

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        The North-West Passage and the Plans for the Search for Sir John Franklin. A Review. And a Sequel to the North-West Passage, and the Plans for the Search for Sir John Franklin. A Review

      London: E. Stanford 1858, 1860, 1st Edition. () xiii,463,64,(4) pp.. Near fine. Octavo. Frontis illustration. 2 folded maps. Original blindstamped blue pebbled cloth, gilt image of the arctic medal on front board. Coated yellow endpapers. The sequel has a single page map as the frontispiece and a single folding facsimile. A very clean crisp copy. Arctic Bibl. 2302 and 230 -"History of expeditions to arctic North American waters, 17th-19th centuries, and a review of opinions concerning the Northwest Passage..." the sequel volume was issued as a separate and sometimes bound with the first work as in this case. Very scarce in this original condition..

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        Ramsay&#39;s History of South Carolina, From its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808 (SCARCE FIRST EDITION - REBACKED)

      Newberry, SC: W.J. Duffie, 1858. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (History-American) RAMSAY, David. Ramsay&#39;s History Of South Carolina, From Its First Settlement In 1670 To The Year 1808. Newberry, SC: W.J. Duffie, 1858. First Thus (First combined edition) 2 Volumes in one. Folding map of &#39;Charles Town&#39; in Near Fine Condition. Rebacked and new endpapers. Retains original palmed boards. Octavo. Good. $1000.00

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

      Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London - 1858, 1st edition. () Very good, no dust jacket. 18pp. Folio (33.5 x 21.5 cm.) in original wrappers, sewn as issued with large folding hand coloured map. Lowther 67. Large folding hand coloured Litho map of "Reconnaissance of Fraser's River from Fort Hope to the Forks" by John Arrowsmith. Series: Great Britain. Parliament. 1858. Command Papers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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

      Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.. N. Hart, 1858. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;Removal Wars&#39; 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).

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        National Palace from the Top of Government Building, Honolulu

      Lorrin Andrews Thurston (1858-1931), editorFramed photogravure from Vistas of Hawaii: The Paradise of the PacificChicago: W.F. Sesser, 1891PhotogravuresPaper size: 22 ¼" x 28 ½"Framed size: 30" x 36 ½"Lorrin Andrews Thurston was a lawyer, politician, and businessman born and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. The grandson of two of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaii, Thurston played a prominent role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom that replaced Queen Liliuokalani with the Republic of Hawaii, dominated by American interests. Lorrin Andrews Thurston was born on July 31, 1858 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was fluent in the Hawaiian language, giving himself the Hawaiian nickname Kakina. In 1898 Thurston purchased the Pacific Commercial Advertiser newspaper (forerunner of the present-day Honolulu Advertiser). As principal owner and publisher after 1900, he promoted the sugar and pineapple industries. He headed the Hawaiian Promotion Committee (which evolved into the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau), but his conservative values objected to the hula which he called ?suggestive? and ?indecent.? His fortunes rose considerably as a result of the 1898 annexation of Hawaii by the United States, since it removed all duties from shipments to the largest market. Thurston is credited with promoting the development of Hawaii?s sugar cane plantations and railroads and bringing the first electric street cars to Honolulu. Thurston was also a volcano enthusiast and spent his childhood exploring Haleakala on Maui. He would act as an informal tour guide for visitors to the summit, and used oral history to estimate the time of its last eruption. In 1891, he bought and expanded the Volcano House hotel at the rim of the active Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Soon after purchasing the Volcano House hotel, Thurston commissioned these photogravure (a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper) views of Hawaii, which depict the volcano of Kilauea on the Big Island, the National Palace in Honolulu and Hawaiian navigation.These large-scale prints were produced for Thurston to display at the World Columbia Exposition (Chicago, 1893) or the San Francisco Midwinter Fair (1894) to promote tourism to Hawaii (and his hotel).

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