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        LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS PARIS, LIBRAIRIE MODERNE G.HAVARD 1858

      PARIS, LIBRAIRIE MODERNE G.HAVARD 1858 in 8, legatura edit. con scritte in oro pp.396. Con 20 incisioni al frontespizio e fuori testo di Gavarni. Prefazione di J:Janin. Prima edizione. Pregevole ex libris. Bella copia

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorized Version, with marginal readings, and original and selected parallel references, printed at length, and the commentaries of Henry and Scott. Condensed by John M'Farlane, LL.D., Glasgow, with a series of maps and tinted landscapes illustrative of the lands of the Bible, from original sketches by David Roberts. (The practical and devotional Family Bible)

      William Collins, Glasgow 1858 - Folio (13 3/4" x 10 1/2"). 1276pp. Original blind-stamped leather with gold borders on front and rear cover, gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Blue ribbon marker. Frontispiece. Illustrated title-page. This 1858 edition of the Family Bible was the first to include lengthy parallel passages, which suggest the appropriate meaning of the text. In general, the marginal references simply used to indicate the chapter and verse, here these important notes, "comparing spiritual things with spiritual," are quoted at length. The condensed comments by Matthew Henry and Thomas Scott constitute the principal value of this edition. Illustrated with 31 tinted lithographed landscapes after drawings by David Roberts, 5 maps, 1 plan of ancient Jerusalem and its environs, as well as a family index. Index partly filled-in with handwritten list of names of the "George King" family with birth dates. Lithographed plates protected by tissue guards. Six-page section Alphabetical order of the proper names in the Old and New Testaments with the meaning of the words in the original languages and 28 pages Summary of Biblical Antiquities in rear (that section illustrated with some b/w in-text illustrations). Age wear, scuffing and some staining on binding. Tail of spine bumped and worn, wear to corners and parts of edges. Some fading and scratching on gilt edges. Hinges starting. Name and address of previous owner on blank leaf in front. 3" uneven tear on upper margin of Jericho plate, not affecting image. Sporadic foxing throughout, some pages creased. 5" closed tear on last five leaves (three text and two blank leaves). Binding in good, interior (besides torn leaves) in good+ condition. Complete with all maps and plates. Variant title-page, stating "London: James Sangster & Co., 36 Paternoster Row" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Palm Land; or, West africa, illustrated.

      Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., Cincinnati 1858 - Original cloth gilt, 8vo., pp. xi, (1), 13-456. Dozens and dozens of woodengravings in the text of which many fullpage plus a folding map. Corners and head and tail of spine bumped. Closed tear at the bottom side of the map. One page with a dogear. Further a very clean copy throughout with the spine a little sunned. Original blindstamped and gilt cloth. The gilt on the front board still very bright, the gilt on the spine a bit faded. A very peculiar book in that sense that it seems to be extremely rare. For this 1858 first edition there are no auction records, there are no copies in institutional libraries worldwide, including the British Library and the Library of Congress and there are no bibliographical entries. Most institutional libraries have a copy of the 2nd or 3rd edition, both published in 1859, or of later editions. Hess & Coger 5721 (for one of the 1859 editions). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        British Columbia, and Vancouver Island; Comprising a historical sketch of the British settlements in the North-West coast of America ... Compiled from Official and other Authentic Sources

      London: G. Routledge, 1858. Small octavo (17 cm x 11 cm), pp. viii, 247, publisher's adverts. on endpapers and on tipped-in slip, folding frontis. map, original pictorial boards, complete with half-title. Spine chipped with small 1x1.5 cm. chip lacking, paper covers split at outer joints but inner hinges firm, minor stains else contents fine. Grandson of the great essayist, Hazlitt, 1834-1913, a prodigious bibliographer and compiler of collected works and reference books. Pp. 1-125, history and description; pp. 126-end, new gold discoveries in the Fraser River area from official accounts and reports of the London Times west coast correspondent, with the text of the 1858 Act creating the colony of British Columbia. Contains a vocabulary of 'Chinook Jargons'. Lowther 73; TPL 3818. Very nice copy of scarce, early account of British Columbia.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        [Complete set of her major works in first edition.]

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1858-85. 13 works in 30 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, in early 20th-century tan half morocco, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, spines gilt in compartments with two blue morocco labels to each, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece to each volume of the Life. Armorial bookplates of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842–1918). Spines slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, spotting generally to early and late leaves, the leaves of a few works faintly soiled, two works (Scenes of Clerical Life and Romola) with some leaves refurbished including the tipping in of early and late leaves, but always in a way consistent with honest repair; overall, very good. First editions of George Eliot's works, including all of her novels, two collections of poetry, one volume of her posthumously collected essays, and the 3-volume biography by her husband J. W. Cross, comprising: 1. Scenes from Clerical Life, two volumes (1858), 2. Adam Bede, three volumes (1859), 3. Mill on the Floss, three volumes (1860), 4. Silas Marner, one volume (1861), 5. Romola, three volumes (1863), 6. Felix Holt, three volumes (1866), 7. The Spanish Gypsy, one volume (1868), 8. Middlemarch, four volumes (1871-2), 9. Legend of Jubal and Other Poems, one volume (1874), 10. Daniel Deronda, four volumes (1876), 11. Impressions of Theophrastus Such, one volume (1879), 12. Essays and Leaves from a Note-Book, one volume (1884), and 13. George Eliot's Life, three volumes (1885). Half-titles present in the first, third, fourth, sixth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth works, and the errata slip present in the eighth (Middlemarch).

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        A Narrative of the Mission sent by the Governor-General of India to the Court of Ava in 1855, with Notices of the Country, Government, and People.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1858 - Quarto (285 × 198 mm). Modern calf on marbled boards, dark blue morocco label, edges sprinkled blue. Ex-library copy, formerly in the Halifax Literary and Philosophical Society's Library with their small "C Library" stamp at the corners of the plates, which have been laid down on glazed linen, light browning and a scatter of foxing, but overall very good. Three-tint lithographic frontispiece and 3 similar plates, 10 single-tint, and 6 two-tint lithographs, 4 lithographed outline plans and one plate of architectural details, 3 full-page coloured maps, large folding general map at the rear. First edition. Rejecting a career in the law for which "his father had originally intended" him (ODNB), Yule trained at Addiscombe, and the Royal Engineers at Chatham, joining the Bengal Engineers in 1840 and being involved in many major surveying and civil engineering projects. In 1852 after a 3 year sabbatical "Yule returned to service in Bengal. Having fulfilled various tasks, including reports on the relatively inaccessible country between Aracan and Burma, and on the defences of Singapore, he was appointed under-secretary to the newly formed department of public works, with particular responsibility for the development of the railway system. His work on the railways was interrupted by an appointment in 1855 as secretary to Colonel Arthur Phayre's mission to Burma, which resulted in Yule's first widely acclaimed publication, A Narrative of the Mission to Ava, illustrated by his own sketches". Riddick considers that Yule's mixture of "diary entries personal observation describing the negotiations, the countryside, and historical and cultural aspects of Ava established a new level of understanding about Ava" (Riddick). Despite this, Yule is probably will always be best remembered for Hobson-Jobson, his much reprinted dictionary of Anglo-Indian. Abbey 408; Riddick 188 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Colton's General Atlas, Containing One Hundred and Seventy Steel Plate Maps and Plans

      J.H. Colton and Company, New York, 1858. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Original half leather over beige cloth, worn, boards detached, large ink stain to rear cloth, endpapers worn and torn. Lacking the vignette title (listed as Map 1 on the list of maps) but otherwise complete with maps 2-101, many of the numbered maps with multiple maps or plans (thus the 170 count). Light foxing and age toning, generally just in the margins. Light dampstain in the margins of the last few maps, Prussia map with a number of black marks, apparently pencil lead. An attractively copy overall - almost all of the maps with color. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Geography & Maps; Inventory No: 043996. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Der Tempel Der Wahrheit Oder Die Wissenschaft Für Immerdar Fortschreitendar Erkenntniss; Enhaltend Die Grundlage Und Elemente Eines Systemes, Um Zu Absoluter Gewissheit In Allen Dingen Zu Gelangen; Bestehend In Einer Immerdauernden Freudenbotschaft, Und Dem Beharrlichen Herolde Einer Bessern Zeit, an Alle Menschen, Die Eines Guten Willens Sind, Oder Begehren, Eines Solchen Zu Werden

      Canton, OH: Truman & Spofford Und Eggers & Wilde. Very Good. 1858. First Edition. Original cloth. A smart First Edition in Very Good condition bound in original cloth with rubbed extremities, ex-library markings, and bookplate of Herman S. Kaufman (relative of the author?) ; One of the most active members of the Harmony Society was Peter Kaufman, who had signed the revised Harmony constitution and then, soon after, withdrew. He wrote Rapp in 1827 about the great progress of their Society of United Germans and about the new state of Teutonia. Arndt: George Rapp's Harmony Society, pp. 358-377. An important Utopian piece by an associate of Robert Owen; Ex-Library .

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        Les Légendes Flamandes. Félicien Rops

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

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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. 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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        CHARMED FAWN

      1858. Paperback. 1. McLOUGHLIN PUB. THE STORY OF THE CHARMED FAWN. The title page reads NY: Elton & Co.. The front and rear covers read NY: John McLoughlin Publisher, no date, circa 1858. 12mo (5 1/8 x 6 1/2"), blue pictorial wraps, [24]p., nearly As New. Illustrated by Harrison Wier with 6 full page hand colored wood engravings, this was a title in the Pleasure Book series. John McLoughlin, Jr. had worked for R.H. Elton as a young man and he went on to work for his father, John Sr.. By then, John Sr. was in business with Elton. After a major fire, John Jr. set out on his own. "When he did he also bought out the stock, wood blocks and other materials of the firm Robert Elton.... Under the imprint of Elton & Company he [Elton] and McLoughlin began issuing toy books for children... (from a thesis on McLoughlin Brothers written by Julian Lapides). So this title is an example of the transitional books published before 1855 when John's brother came into the firm with name changing to McLoughlin Brothers. This copy comes from a 19th century shop whose contents were found intact. Rarely found in this condition.

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        POEMS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. A New Edition

      London: Edward Moxon, 1858. An early collected edition of Wordsworth's poetry. With a handsome engraved portrait and engraved vignette titlepage [dated 1847] of Rydal Mount. Thick 8vo, finely bound in full contemporary pebbled maroon morocco by Hayday with rich and elaborate gilt panel decorations in the compartments of the spine between raised bands, one compartment lettered in gilt, both covers richly gilt paneled with a wide pattern with large corner-pieces and multiple rules and elaborate roll tooling all in gilt, gilt decorated edges and turn-ins, a.e.g. xxiv, 704. A very fine copy, beautifully bound and extremely well preserved. SUPERBLY BOUND BY HAYDAY. A beautiful and very handsome edition of Wordsworth’s great poetical works choicely bound by Hayday to exquisite taste. Printed double column and ruled, with appendixes, prefaces to earlier editions, notes and an index to first lines. A fitting publication and binding for the great master of English Romantic Poetry.

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        Reise-Kalender. Ein ausführliches Reisehandbuch und Führer durch Deutschland, Oesterreich, Belgien, Holland, Frankreich, Ober-Italien, die Schweiz, nach London, Kopenhagen, Stockholm, Warschau und die deutschen Bäder

      Hamburg, Berendsohn 1858.. Titelbl., 8 Bll., 799, XXXIV S., 3 Bll. (Register), 40 S. (Inserate). Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte (Die Eisenbahnen Mitteleuropa's). OLn. m. Gold- u. Blindpräg. Rü. restaur. Als Eisenbahn-Begleiter und Führer. Text zweispaltig. - Selten.

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        DOCTOR THORNE

      1858. In Three Volumes. [In Vols II & III: Second Edition.] London: Chapman & Hall, 1858. Bound in 3/4 red morocco with black spine labels, and with marbled boards and endpapers. Mixed edition (first edition of Vol I, "Second Edition" of Vols II & III) of this early Trollope novel -- the third of the six "Barsetshire Novels," centering upon Frank Gresham and his love for Mary Thorne, whose past is a mystery. Of this title Wal­pole said, "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."~The first edition was issued in late May 1858, and it is estimated to have consisted of only 750 copies (Sadleir devotes considerable effort trying to deduce why Chapman & Hall paid Trollope so much for this title and then produced so few copies). The book was a big hit and sold out in a fortnight, and 250 more copies were printed by early June, at about the same time the first "cheap" one-volume edition was being prepared for readers to buy (rather than rent, as with these three-deckers). Yet this was not your typical "second printing" masquerading as a so-called "Second Edition": this really was a second edition...~What a second edition! The printer's reader simply went at the text with a scalpel. Practically every signature in the three volumes was reset, and the total number of changes is upwards of 500. [Carroll Wilson quoted in Sadleir]~There would be no other three-volume editions after this one.~This set is bound in 3/4 red morocco with black spine labels and marbled boards (and endpapers); there are no ads (the original set would have had a catalogue at the end of Vol I), and there are no half-titles but there never were any for this title. Condition is just about fine. DOCTOR THORNE is ranked by Sadleir as the second-scarcest of all of Trollope's first editions (behind only THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN). See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 7, & also pp. 265-266 & Addenda p. 2. All three volumes bear the penciled signature of Trollope bibliographer Walter E. Smith.

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        PHANTASTES: A FAERIE ROMANCE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1858.  First edition, 19 x 12cm (tall 16mo), in contemp. ¾ dark red calf over red moire-patterned cloth boards w/gilt ruling to covers, black & gilt design & title to spine, marbled ep.s, [i-iv], 323 [324-28 blanks] pp.  Printed in London by the publishers.  Inscribed "Mary Parton from Lony Lane" to fr. pastedown; also signed by the latter in pencil to fr. pastedown & titlepage.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, & cloth a bit bubbled); contents Very Good (1st 14 leaves sl. creased).  Bulloch 709, Sadleir 1479, Wolff 4296a, Shaberman 8.

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        GILLETTE'S MAP OF ONEIDA CO. NEW YORK FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF J.H. FRENCH

      Philadelphia: John H. Gillette, 1858.. Wall map, 66 1/2 x 64 inches, in full period color. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, on contemporary rollers. Chip at left end of upper roller. Evenly toned, some minor staining in upper portion. Very good. A handsome map of Oneida County, New York, famous in the 1820s and '30s as a hotbed of religious revivalism, and vitalized by the construction of the Erie Canal. The route of the Erie Canal is shown, as are several railroad lines. The major cities of the county are outlined in color, with Rome and several others tinted a light green. Utica is shown in a large inset map measuring 17 by 27 1/2 inches, giving much detail of the town and buildings, accompanied by an extensive business directory. Rome is also shown in an attractive inset map, with a business directory. More than thirty smaller insets show the towns of Knox Corners, Delta, Trenton Falls, Deerfield Corners, Remsen, Waterville, Durhamville, Vernon, Camden, New Hartford, and Clinton, among others. Seven engravings along the border show prominent homes and buildings in the region, including the Court House in Rome, Utica City Hall, and the residences of Stanton Park in Waterville and Gen. Lyman Curtiss in Camden. Silas N. Beers and Frederick W. Beers were cousins and well-known mapmakers. Along with the young D. Jackson Lake, they produced several important New York county maps. This map of Oneida County is the first project on which they collaborated, under the leadership of the eminent surveyor, J.H. French. Ristow hypothesizes that French used the Oneida project as a "training ground" for the three young talented mapmakers. Not in Rumsey nor in Phillips MAPS. Scarce and quite notable. RISTOW, pp.393- 94.

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        Gillette's Map of Oneida Co. New York from actual surveys under the direction of J. H. French

      Philadelphia: John H. Gillette, 1858. Wall map, 66½ x 64 inches, full period colour. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, on contemporary rollers. Chip at left end of upper roller. Evenly toned, some minor staining in upper portion. Very good. Scarce and quite important. This handsome map was the largest and best for Oneida County, New York, in the nineteenth century. Each township is individually coloured, with every rural property owner located and identified by name. The route of the Erie Canal is shown, as are several railroad lines. There is a large inset street plan of Utica (17 x 27½") that shows virtually every existing building in the town. It is accompanied by an extensive business directory. More than thirty smaller insets show the towns of Rome, Knox Corners, Delta, Trenton Falls, Deerfield Corners, Remsen, Waterville, Durhamville, Vernon, Camden, New Hartford, and Clinton, among others. Seven surrounding engravings show prominent homes and buildings in the region, including the Court House in Rome, Utica City Hall, and the residences of Stanton Park in Waterville and Gen. Lyman Curtiss in Camden. Silas N. Beers and Frederick W. Beers were cousins and well-known mapmakers. Along with the young D. Jackson Lake, they had studied under J. H. French at Newtown Academy in Newtown, CT. When French left the Academy in 1855 to become head of the New York State mapping project, French enlisted his former students as associates. This project was the most ambitious and accomplished for any American state to its time. The map of Oneida County is the first joint project on which the Beers and Lake collaborated. Ristow hypothesizes that French used the Oneida project as a "training ground" for the three young talented mapmakers. Not in Rumsey, nor in Phillips's America. Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, pp.393-94.

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        ANNALS OF THE CITY OF KANSAS: EMBRACING FULL DETAILS OF THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THE GREAT WESTERN PLAINS

      Kansas City. 1858.. 111pp. plus seven plates. Original cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Light fraying at head and toe of spine. Foxed, plates generally clean. Overall just about very good. In a cloth case. A key book in Western Americana, both in regard to its importance as a summary and projection of the history and prospects of Kansas Territory to date, and to the interesting view it affords of the incidents of western migration: the Santa Fe Trade, routes of travel and trade in New Mexico, the exodus to California, etc. Also included is some mention of many of the men who were then playing key roles in the westward movement. The development of industry and railroads in Kansas and the region west to the Rockies is scrutinized, as is the status of Kansas City as the hub of the Texas cattle trails. Two of the plates depict the Catholic Church. It has been suggested that this work may have been the first book bound in Kansas City. WAGNER-CAMP 309. HOWES S805, "c." GRAFF 3918. SABIN 88862. BRADFORD 5145. STREETER SALE 1870.

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        Osservazioni sul Musaico di Palestrina. [Observations on the Palestrina Mosaic]

      Rome: Salviucci, 1858. Large Folio, measuring 56cm x 39cm (15.5 inches x 22 inches). Original printed wrappers. Text is in Italian. [6], 72, [2] pages, plus 7 engraved plates, 5 of which are double-page. Wrappers chipped at extremities, occasional foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Scarce valuable resource on Ptolemaic Egypt. A scarce account, rarely seen in original wrappers, Pieralisi's treatise is a noteworthy study of the late Hellenistic Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, which depicts Ptolemaic Egypt and dates to circa 100 B.C. The author, Don Sante Pieralisi, was a librarian of the Barberini Library in Rome with access to many early scholars' works. The mosaic's history and construction are described, followed by a presentation of some early and compelling theories of interpretation and dating, by such scholars as Barthelemy, Antonio Nibby, Carlo Fea, and Cassiano dal Pozzo (secretary to Francesco Barberini who was largely responsible for its restoration). Much history of ancient Egyptian life can be drawn from the mosaic scenes, including the Nile's yearly flooding, Nubian hunters, mythical or extinct creatures, Egyptian-Roman trade, contrasts between peasant dwellings and palatial life, the rise of magnificent walled cities guarded by Egyptian soldiers, etc. Remarkable engravings reproduce details of the historic masterpiece. The celebrated Nile mosaic dates to circa 100 B.C. during rule of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the last dynasty of Ancient Egypt (305 BC to 30 BC) and forms an interesting connections between ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations, and the its essence of its design has, for several centuries, been the center of much speculation. Shortly after publication, the observations by Don Sante Pieralisi accompanied the mosaic on display in the Palazzo Barberini, where it had been placed by Prince Barberini after restoration mid-seventeenth century. Equally interesting is a chapter dedicated to the Rosetta Stone, the ancient stele decree issued at Memphis, also during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The author relates details of the French expedition to Egypt which uncovered it in 1799, and the controversial repossession and transfer to England following the Capitulation of Alexandria. He further presents important details of the temples of Apis, Serapis, and Venus at Memphis, other hidden tombs of Memphis, and pertinent Egyptian rulers..

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        Eric, or Little by LittleA Tale of Roslyn School

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarcefirst editionof this highly sought after fictional work from Frederic Farrar. The book deals with the descent into moral turpitude of a boy at a boarding school. The prefacereadsThe story of Eric was written with but one single objectthe vivid inculcation of inward purity and moral purpose, by the history of a boy who, in spite of the inherent nobility of his disposition, falls into all folly and wickedness, until he has learnt to seek help from above. I am deeply thankful to knowfrom testimony public and private, anonymous and acknowledgedthat this object has, by Gods blessing, been fulfilled. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, light rubbing to the boards, with minor rubbing to extremities, and slight fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with occasional instances of light marginal foxing. Copperplate ink inscription to the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Der Pilger und Tourist nach dem Wallfahrtsorte Maria-Zell Nebst Ausflügen auf den Schneeberg, die Raxalpe, den Semmering, etc. EA

      - Wien, Albert A. Wenedikt, 1858., Kl.-8° Der Pilger und Tourist nach dem Wallfahrtsorte Maria-Zell. Nebst Aufslügen auf den Schneeberg, die Raxalpe, den Semmering etc., einem Abstecher nach Eisenerz und Graz, und einer Darstellung der Donaufahrt von Ybbs nach Wien, Ein Handbuch für Reisende und ein Führer für andächtige Pilger von Rafael Hellbach mit 19 Illustrationen (ohne die im Titelbl. angefürte Karte), hrsg. Wien 1858, Verlag von Albert A. Weneditk (EA, Hlwd (Original Deckel u. Rücken fachgem. ersetzt); kl 8°, 248 S ber. u. best. Vorsatz m. Papierstr. bef. 1 Stempel auf Titelbl. sehr rare Ausgabe!!!!! Best.nr.20935 Erstausgaben

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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begrndung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre...

      Berlin, A. Hirschwald, 1858. xvi, 440 p., 144 illus.; 23 cm. Title continues: "Zwanzig Vorlesungen gehalten whrend der Monate Februar, Mrz und April 1858 in Pathologischen Institute zu Berlin, von Rudolf Virchow." GM 2299; PMM 307c. First edition of Virchow's acclaimed treatise on cellular pathology. His discovery that every morbid structure consisted of cells derived from pre-existing cells revolutionized the concept that any developed tissue can be traced back only to a cell. Using improved microscopic and biochemical techniques, Virchow succeeded in reducing pathological processes to alterations and disturbances occurring at the cellular level. "He advanced the notion that the body is a co-operative state in which every cell is a citizen and in which disease is a civil war brought on by action of external forces" (Dibner, Heralds of Science 132). Printing and the Mind of Man 307c. Bound in contemporary half-cloth and marbled boards; minor wear to edges & corners; an excellent copy. Stock#OB576.

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        To the Central African Lakes & Back

      Joseph Thomson (1858-1895) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played a role in the European Race for Africa.  Thomson's Gazelle is named for him.  In 1878 Thomson was appointed geologist and naturalist to Alexander Keigh Johnston's Royal Geographical Society expedition to establish a route from Dar es Salaam to Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika. Johnston died early in the journey and Thomson assumed leadership. This two-volume work is very good overall in the striking, original, and unrestored decorated cloth bindings.  The bindings are very good with only light wear, nicely rounded spines, and excellent shelf appearance.  The only significant binding appearance issue to note is a rectangular section of moderate fading to the lower third of both front covers.  The contents are clean and crisp with age-toning at the untrimmed page edges.  No spotting.  All illustrations and maps are intact.  Previous ownership marks are limited to a discreet private lending library ink stamp on the blank title page verso.  The structural flaws in the sets are gutterbreaks - a break at page 48 of Volume I with the binding cords still holding and a front hinge break at the Vol. II pastedown with the mull still intact. From the Preface: "I, who had been selected only as an assistant, found myself unexpectedly in a position of difficulty and responsibility which I felt myself far from being competent to fill.  But I remembered I was the countryman of Livingstone, and my Scottish blood would not allow me to retreat till I had performed my duty to the best of my ability."  Thomson successfully led the expedition over 3000 miles in 14 months.  His explorations and observations are recorded in this book.  The Royal Geographic Society continued to support his explorations and a later expedition and subsequent book by Thomson, Through Masai Land, become a bestseller.

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        Autographed Document Signed

      Austin, 1858. unbound. very good. Rare autographed document signed in full by the Confederate general who routed Union forces at Bayou Borbeau and met his demise attacking Federal gunboats at Blair's Landing during the Red River Campaign. This document issued by the Texas Supreme Court and signed by Green as a Clerk of the Court, grants admittance to one Lucius Loring as an Attorney and Counselor in the state of Texas. 1 page on parchment with printed Supreme Court of the State of Texas seal in the lower left corner as well as soaring imprinted eagle at the top. Includes signatures of Oran M. Roberts, future governor of Texas and James H. Bell, who gained fame while serving on the Somerville Expedition as well as the recipient's signature on verso. Signatures slightly faded. Measures 10" x 12". Austin, Dec. 20, 1858.

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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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        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]

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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]

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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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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