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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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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

      Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1858. Hardcover. Good. Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston 1858. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1858 on the title and copyright pages. Title page in red and black. Vignette title page with 8 plates. Period after the publisher's name on the title page. Binding A with brown cloth and gold gilt lettering at the spine. 3 fleur-de-lis ringed monograms at the spine with the publisher's logo. Endpaper with Works of Permanent Value and Poetry and the Drama. {ref: BAL 8781}. Signed by Oliver Wendell Holmes on a professionally tipped in letter after the vignette title page. The letter is dated November 18 without a year. The inscription says, ""My dear_I will do it. There_a before me forever so long to do it, at_request and it shall be done. _waiting_of the Autocrat is_before_him. To my friend, and yourself_him. Yours faithfully. O.W. Holmes. All underscores indicate illegible words. The Inscription is 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear and rubbing, cracked outer hinge at the spine and front board - binding holding, Brantz Maner's decorative bookplate at the front endpaper, age toned pages, light foxing at the endpaper, all plates present.

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        Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor, for the author, 1858-1875. Folio. 47 hand-colored lithographs after John Gould, H.C. Richter, and W. Hart. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. Second edition, revised and expanded, originally published in three parts ?1836-1838. This new edition contains 11 new plates not included in the first edition. Gould's second monograph in which he introduces 12 species new to science. Trogons (and Quetzels) mostly inhabit tropical rain forests and get their name from the Greek ('Trogon') word for nibbling, referring to the way in which they gnaw holes in trees to make their nests. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET. Anker 171; "Fine Bird Books" (1990) p.101; Nissen 381; Sauer 4; Zimmer p. 253. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        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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        Emigración China para la Isla de Cuba. Contrata de trabajo entre nombre chino ilegible, rectificado como «Nazario», del pueblo de Sontae en China, y el agente de los Señores Pereda Machado y Compañía, de La Habana

      Macao, Marzo 16 de 1858. Folio; 2 hojas con los términos del contrato impresos en español y chino, rubricadas con las firmas autógrafas del agente contratante, el consul español en Macao y la huella dactilar del trabajador contratado. Cubiertas mudas en papel. Un rarísimo documento de las condiciones cuasi de esclavitud en las que se desarrolló la masiva traslación de «contratados» chinos a Cuba en la segunda mitad del Siglo XIX. Duración del contrato: ocho años. «Declaro que me conformo con el salario estipulado [cuatro pesos al mes] aunque sé y me consta es mucho mayor el que ganan otros jornaleros en la Ysla de Cuba...». Y más de lo mismo, exquisitamente legal.

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1858. First edition, second issue. Expertly recased with new endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, some slight rubbing of covers and spine, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Octavo.

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        DICCIONARIO BIBLIOGRAPHICO PORTUGUEZ. [FAC-SIMILE].

      - Estudos de Innocencio Francisco da Silva applicaveis a Portugal e ao Brasil. Na Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. MDCCCLVIII [1858 aliás 1973]. Obra em 26 volumes. In 8.º De 23x15 cm. Encadernações editoriais preservando as sobrecapas decorativas de proteção. Ilustrado. Esta obra monumental não é só extremamente importante para a histótia da bibliografia portuguesa, como também para o estudo das biografias de autores portugueses. Foi continuada por vários autores entre eles destacamos Brito Aranha (in Dic. Bibliogr. Vol. XX, xiv): "Este há-de ser o inventário mais completo da bibliografia de uma nação, e todas as obras, boas ou más, de valor ou sem ele, de maior ou menor tomo, devem ter aqui o seu registo. Quando se estuda um assunto, não se pergunta desde logo: - O que existe de bom e valioso a esse respeito? - Mas: - O que se tem escrito? - Porque ninguém, por mais erudito que seja, por mais afinada que tenha a memória, pode de um momento para o outro acertar com o que existe de melhor. Para as monografias não se escolhe; numeram-se e arrumam-se todas as obras. Ora, em um dicionário bibliográfico devem encontrar-se todos os meios de coligir muitas monografias. Na apreciação especial dos assuntos é que se faz a escolha. Location/localizacao: 6-2-G-1

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        La Biblioteca de Autores Españoles desde la formación del lenguaje hasta nuestros días. Historiadores primitivos de Indias. Colección dirigada é ilustrada. Por Don Enrique De Vedia. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo [Tomo Primero (1858) and Tomo Segundo (1862)], Each Signed; Together With an Autograph Love Poem Signed

      Madrid: M. Rivadeneyra - Impresor - Editor, 1858;1862. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + or better copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in elegant tree calf, INTIMATELY SIGNED BY VALLE-INCLAN on the half-title of each Volume to Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente. (Each Volume has rubbing to the outer board corners, the rear joint of Tomo Primero appears to have been expertly repaired, and Tomo Segundo shows a little scuffing to the spine. Tomo primero lacks the first front free endpaper, and a prior owner has darkened what appears to be a prior bookseller's stamp from each half- title --- neither the pastedowns nor the pages show any signs of being ex-library.) Tomo primero is signed "A mi Princesa / x x x / Valle-Inclán" and Tomo segundo is SIGNED, INSCRIBED, DATED, and PLACED BY VALLE-INCLAN as follows: "x x x / A Mi Princesa [underscored twice by Valle-Inclan] / x x x / Valle-Inclán / 11-V-1910 / Buenos Aires." Dramatist, novelist, and a member of the Spanish Generation of 98, Valle-Inclan was a Spanish Literary giant whose works influenced later generations of Spanish dramatists. The books contain Valle-Inclan's history of the conquest of the Aztecs by Hernando Cortes and the conquest of the Incas by Francisco Pizarro González. TOGETHER WITH an ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LOVE POEM BY VALLE INCLAN, loosely laid in to Tomo primero and written on a single sheet of paper titled by him "Para Señorita Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente" which begins as follows: "Hoy me canta en el fecho tu recuerdo, Argentina,/ Con il canto de una alondra matutina...." (The poem is in Near Fine condition and shows some fold lines and a short closed split where the folds meet in the center of the paper.) [As best we can determine, the Poem has never been published.] Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente was a prominent journalist in Argentina and married to a prominent Argentinean lawyer and diplomat. In 1910, Valle Inclan and his wife traveled for 6 months through Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia, and it appears that he particularly enjoyed his time in Argentina. Having a notable Provenance, these items were owned by actor Jack Palance and each bears the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his Personal Property. A remarkable copy of this two-volume work, INTIMATELY SIGNED IN EACH VOLUME BY RAMON MARIA DEL VALLE-INCLAN, TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LOVE POEM FROM VALLE-INCLAN loosely laid in to one of the Volumes. Books signed by Valle-Inclan are exceedingly scarce to the market and original signed Poems written and signed by Valle-Inclan are rare. A collection-distinguishing set and QUITE RARE.

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        MAP OF SUFFOLK CO. L.I., NEW YORK

      Philadelphia: John Douglass, 1858.. Wall map, 49 x 57 1/2 inches, including numerous insets. Backed with linen, trimmed in modern red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Light discoloration in upper right corner. Overall very good. An attractive, large-scale map of Long Island's Suffolk County, featuring the towns of East Hampton, South Hampton, Amagansett, Southport, Sag Harbor, and many more. The map is divided into two major sections, the emphasis being placed on the eastern-most end of the island, with the western portions of Suffolk County taking the form of a large inset. Great Neck and Manhasset aside, a nice antebellum view of Long Island's real Gold Coast. OCLC locates only two copies, at Cornell and SUNY Stony Brook. OCLC 26960792. RISTOW, p.388.

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        Chinese in Australia - Nineteenth Century Government Reports

      A collection of 9 nineteenth century government reports relating to the Chinese in Australia, occasional tears at margins, very good condition. Reports in this collection are: Chinese Immigration. (Petition from Citizens of Sydney) NSW. 1858. 1pp. An Act to Regulate and restrict the Immigration of Chinese. NSW. 1861. 3pp. Chinese Immigration. (Sofala, Western Gold Fields). NSW. 1861. 1pp. A Bill. To regulate and restrict the Immigration of Chinese. Victoria. 1861. 4pp. Chinese Immigration Act (Despatch) NSW 1862. 2pp. An Act to Regulate and restrict the Immigration of Chinese into New South Wales. NSW. 1881.(Tear at upper margin with loss to a single letter of text only). 4pp. A Bill. For the better Protection of Chinese from insult ill-treatment and assault. Victoria. 1881. 2pp. Influx of Chinese. (Correspondence Respecting). NSW. 1893. 8pp. Influx of Asiatics. (Petition from Certain Residents of the Colony, Against). NSW. 1893. 1pp. .

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

      London, Bradbury & Evans [1858-59], 1858. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. 23 cm. Subjects: Inheritance and succession--Fiction. United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Fiction. Virginia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Fiction. Notes: Added title-pages, engraved and illustrated. Originally appeared serialised in 24 numbers issued monthly, November, 1857, to October, 1859, in illustrated yellow paper covers. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Virginians

      59 - London - Bradbury and Evans, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Afirst edition, first issueof Thackeray's novel The Virginians. First printing in book form,The Virginianswas originally issued by Thackeray's publishers, Bradbury and Evans, in 24 monthly parts, the first one appearing on November 1, 1857. First edition, first issue, with actresses in line 33 of p. 207 and the misnumbered chapters 47 and 48. Critical reception of the book was on the whole favourable, and the novel has continued to be considered one of the standard works of 19th century fiction. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some slight wear to the extremities. Sunning to the boards of volume I. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and tidemarks throughout volume II. Overall: GOOD..

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        Map of the Territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; Ordered by the Hon. Jeff'n Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the Reports of the Explorations for a Railroad Route ... Compiled from authorized explorations and other reliable data by Lieut. G. K. Warren, Topl. Engrs. ... under the direction of Bvt. Maj. W. H. Emory, Topl. Engrs. in 1854 and of Capt. A. A. Humphreys, Topl. Engrs. 1854-5-6-7-8 ... Drawn by E. Freyhold. Engr. on Stone by J. Bien

      New York: J. Bien, [1858]. Lithographed folding map, printed on two large unjoined sheets. Listing of "Authorities" (i.e. sources) in the lower right. Early (circa 1861) manuscript annotations identifying mineral deposits as well as an outline of Dakota Territory. approximately 48 x 48 inches, if joined. Rare 1858 issue of Warren's seminal map of the American West, with manuscript annotations concerning mineral deposits. "The men who mapped the trans-Mississippi West are among the best known of our national historical figures -- Meriwhether Lewis and William Clark, Zebulon M. Pike, and John C. Fremont, to name a few of the most prominent. But it is the one of the lesser-known mapmakers, Gouverneur Kemble Warren ... who produced the most important map of the American West prior to the Civil War" (Patricia Van Ee, in Mapping the West). The first edition of Warren's landmark map was engraved by Selmar Siebert and published in Vol. XI of the Pacific Railroad Reports. The map was subsequently re-engraved and re-issued in a variety of formats into the 1870s. The first such re- issue is among the rarest and would be the basis for all subsequent revisions. On copies of that edition, as here, the map is entirely re- engraved, with the topographic hachuring much more beautifully accomplished. Edward Freyhold's name is added below the scale of miles and Julius Bien's imprint appears replacing that of Siebert. Also on that issue, the dates of Humphrey's surveys in the title now include 1858, among other minor changes. Various issues of this edition seem to have been published: printed on two large unjoined sheets (as here); linen- backed on four sheets (Library of Congress and Rumsey); and with both uncoloured and coloured versions. All are rare. "Warren's masterpiece was a synthesis of the most reliable information available. Integrated into a single map for the first time were the discoveries of the earliest explorers beginning with Lewis and Clark, the information collected in the course of military actions including the Indian wars, the material generated by scientific expeditions, and the newly assembled data compiled during the Pacific Railroad Surveys of 1853-1855" (Mapping the West). The present copy includes a number of interesting circa 1861 manuscript annotations. The dating of the annotations can be discerned by the outline in blue of the boundaries of the original Dakota Territory (i.e. before being divided into smaller territories). Besides the outline of the territory, across much of the map, the same hand has identified mineral deposits, most notably being gold in present day Montana, Colorado, Washington, and California. Also shown are deposits of coal and silver. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 936 and IV: pp. 84-91 (1857 issue); Rumsey 2750; Mapping the West, pp. 172-175; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 904; Schubert/Koepp, pp. 57-58.

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        Paysages et chasses de Pierre-Paul Rubens,

      Charles Muquardt, Librairie Européenne, Bruxelles, 1858 . In-fol. Reliure en chagrin noir, illustrée d’une grande plaquette dorée, d’après J. Wissaert, Avec 36 dessins par Fourmois et j. van Severdonck in fine condition.

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        Paysages et chasses de Pierre - Paul Rubens,

      publiés par Charles Muquardt, Bruxelles, 1858 . Bound in original editeur cloth. with gold letters. in-folio, avec 36 dessins (lithografieën) par Fourmois et j. van Severdonck bon état.

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        The Three Clerks. A novel

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

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        Oriental and Western Siberia: a Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Advenutres in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia

      London: Hurst and Blackett, , 1858. Large octavo (244 × 149 mm) Contemporary calf, brown morocco label, narrow bands, spine gilt in compartments, double fillet gilt panel with small floral tools at the corners enclosing dotted panel in blind, floral edge-roll, milled roll to the turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. Coloured lithographic frontispiece and 19 further tinted lithographic plates, 3 of them in colour, 32 text illustrations, and a folding lithographic map, route inked in red. A little rubbed, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg …There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits of an explorer and topographical artist. Between March and November 1847 he travelled to the Urals, the Kirgiz steppes, and Altai Mountains …Between 1848 and 1853 he travelled extensively in the Russian orient, gathering much geographical and geological information. During this time he produced over 500 water-colours of the landscapes and peoples, some of them 5 or 6 feet square …After his return to Britain, an exhibition of Atkinson's Siberian and Chinese Tartar scenes was held in 1856 at Colnaghi's Gallery, London. Some of these were lithographed and published in his narratives of his travels." (ODNB) He died in 1861, the Athenaeum describing him in their obituary as "the type of an artistic traveller, thin, lithe, and sinewy, with a wrist like a rock and an eye like a poet's; manner singularly gentle, and air which mingled entreaty with command." Bookplate presenting this copy "honoris causa" from James Hornby to John Barrington Trapnell Chevallier, Eton 1875.

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        Report of the Committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to Translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania / Philomathean Society, 1858 n.p. 23 cm. Includes the hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek inscriptions, with translations of each text. New spine in cotton, new head bands, some scuffing and minor staining on boards. Original spine tucked inside. Wear to edges of boards. Some staining to bottom corners. An amazing example of early American printing technology, "The Report" was one of the first books printed in American using the chromolithographic colour printing process. Printed by Philadelphia lithographer Louis Rosenthal, based on sumptuous designs by Henry Morton, the book is one of very few ever printed in America entirely by lithography, ie. all text as well as illustration is lithographed rather than letter-pressed. The stones were destroyed after the first edition of 400 was printed, and entirely new ones were made for the second edition in order to correct pagination errors. Also of interest, Morton states at the end of the book that the pages were "folded into their present form, not by human hands, as one would suppose they must be, but by the iron fingers of a machine, and that too with a rapidity and accuracy which defies the most expert human manipulation." Less than 30 of these machines, recently invented by Cyrus Chambers, were in use across the country at the time. Chromolithography, invented in 1796 but not seen in America until 1840, was the first printing process able to mass-produce coloured art. Using a chemical process of grease on limestone, the image was transferred to paper one colour at a time, sometimes passing through the press up to 25 times to compose one print. Registration of the image was key, and in good quality images the colours line up perfectly, while in lesser quality, mass produced items such as the greeting cards and advertisements which were so popular, the uneven registration is visible around the edges. The process, used in fine art prints, book illustration, advertisements, cards and announcements, brought colourful images into people's homes at affordable prices. It was used prolifically until the 1930s when it was replaced by the cheaper offset printing. The Rosetta Stone is considered one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Unearthed in 1799 by explorers excavating in the Nile Delta, it is a fragment of basalt containing inscriptions in Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek text. In 1822, French Egyptologist Jean Francois Champollion was able to decipher the Hieroglyphic and Demotic versions by comparison with the Greek, thereby unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt to the modern world. A plaster cast of the Stone given to the Philomathean Society at the University of Pennsylvania inspired the study and subsequent publication of the findings of Chas. R. Hale, S. Huntington Jones, and Henry Morton, resulting in this extraordinary book.

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        DE IMITATIONE CHRISTI, LIBRI QUATUOR

      Impressum Parisiis: Cura Edwini Tross, 1858. Fine in edge-worn slipcase of marbled boards. First Tross edition Miniature book (2 3/4" x 1 3/4"). [iv], 155p. Frontispiece. Bound by Amand in full morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and elaborate panel ornaments, triple fillets on the covers, single on the board edges, gilt dentelles & Amazingly small 2 1/2 point type of Guiraudet et Jouaust. & An important and rare miniature book. & Brunet III, 416 states that the type was cast by Henri Didot.& Welsh 1858; Spielmann 479; Bondy. Miniature Books, p. 93.

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        LIFE AMONG THE MINERS. No. 2 [caption title]

      San Francisco: Published by Hutchings & Rosenfeld, [nd, ca. 1858].. Double-sheet pictorial letter sheet, 16 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, on blue ruled paper. With thirteen pictorial vignettes. [with, written on the verso:] Porter, E.L.: [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM E.L. PORTER AT DEVILLS HILL MINING CAMP, TO A RELATION BACK HOME]. Devills Hill [Ca.]. Sept. 3, 1859. [2]pp. autograph letter. Edge wear. Minor splits at a few cross-folds, some stains. In good condition. A scarce and attractive California pictorial letter sheet, crowned with a lovely scene of a mining camp in the mountains, and containing an autograph letter home from a miner on the verso. This large letter sheet is in an uncommon double-sheet format, and features an engraving of a mining camp in the mountains, measuring 2 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, at the top. The rest of the sheet is taken up by a dozen smaller engraved vignettes, with a few lines of poetry describing each, illustrating the miner's daily life. Included are illustrations of a log cabin, miners at work, washing their clothes, recovering from illness, cooking, gambling, weighing out their gold, receiving letters from home, and strolling the streets of the city in their finery. James Mason Hutchings, the publisher of this letter sheet, was the major early promoter of Yosemite, editor and publisher of HUTCHINGS' ILLUSTRATED CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, and an active publisher of pictorial letter sheets. He often used the same illustrations in a variety of media. The sheet was printed by S.H. Wade at 151 Clay Street. E.L. Porter's letter, written on the verso of this sheet, is addressed to "Commodore J.B. Porter Esq." (apparently his brother) back home. Porter notes that he had previously sent to "Major General Captain Esquire Franklin Porter" a letter "on a sheet that told all about the way the Californians mined out the chunks," indicating that he sent home a letter sheet with scenes of mining. On this pictorial letter sheet he writes, "now as you survy [sic] how that is done I send the description of the gold mining opparations [sic] so you can have an idea of how we live and how we fare." Baird locates a total of only six copies of this engaging and attractive California pictorial letter sheet. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 131. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 138. KRUSKA, JAMES MASON HUTCHINGS 38.

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        CALIFORNIA AND ITS RESOURCES. A WORK FOR THE MERCHANT, THE CAPITALIST, AND THE EMIGRANT

      London: Trubner and Co., 1858.. [4],168,[1]pp., plus eighteen plates (seven colored or tinted, one folded), two folding maps, and ads. Tinted lithographic frontispiece. Original black pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt. Cloth quite rubbed, worn at spine ends, corners bumped. Internally fresh and clean. Overall, very good. "One of the best early surveys of the natural resources of California" - Currey & Kruska. A thorough and lively work on California, with much on the state's natural resources, history, and economy, as well as its gold fields and agricultural prospects. The tinted frontispiece showing Yosemite Falls and another tinted plate showing Yosemite Valley were derived from sketches made in 1855, and appear to be the first views of Yosemite Valley to be published in a book. Other illustrations show buildings in San Francisco, forest scenes, and mining operations. Wheat says the illustrations "are of much Gold Rush significance." One map shows all of California, while the other shows several routes to California from England and Europe, including overland from New York or New Orleans, across the Isthmus of Panama, or around the Horn. "Scarce....One of the best books on the resources of California, with much historical material on the Vigilance Committee" - Howell. COWAN, p.577. ROCQ 17136. CURREY & KRUSKA 296. HOWELL 50:832. HOWES S310, "aa." SABIN 79633. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 181. ABBEY 662.

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1858. and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; with some Observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army. Octavo (213 × 129 mm) Contemporary red hard-grained morocco Eton gift binding, title gilt direct to the spine, narrow bands with reeded gilt roll, compartments gilt with lozenges, foliate corner-pieces, elaborate concentric panelling with small floral tools at the corners, floral edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner dentelles in blind, pale cream surface-paper endpapers, dark blue silk page-marker. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 4 other similar plates, 4 folding maps and plans, one part coloured, one full-page plan. Very slight shelf-wear, pale browning, a very good copy indeed. Second edition, just two months after the first, and with the addition of two appendices, "a narrative given by one of the Ladies who escaped from Sultanpoor", and Vincent Eyre's account of the relief of Arrah. "Gubbins was the financial commissioner of Oude. He served through the siege at Lucknow … Gubbins did not get along well with Henry Lawrence and never forgave him for keeping the command of the Residency from him. The book is quite good though a number of authorities have claimed that it is biased and Gubbins too egotistical. Gubbins returned to India from England in 1858 and became a judge at Agra. There was an enquiry into his actions at Lucknow he again retired to England and in May of 1863 committed suicide" (Sorsky). Eton leaving inscription to W.C.L. Farrer from Herbert E. Smith, dated in 1863 to first blank, modern collector's plate to the front pastedown.

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

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

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        CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS, CONTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBURGH REVIEW

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. 229 x 152 mm (9 x 6"). Three volumes. Ninth Edition. LOVELY CONTEMPORARY HONEY BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, BY MORRELL (signed on front turn-in), covers with double gilt rule frame, raised bands, spine gilt in a charming Arts and Crafts design of interlacing flowers and leaves, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt floral roll, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 122 ENGRAVED PLATES, primarily portraits. Upper cover of third volume with one one-inch and two three-inch scratches (all shallow and well masked with dye), thin band of offsetting to free endpapers from gilt turn-ins (as usual), some of the plates with minor foxing and a bit offset onto facing pages, otherwise QUITE A HANDSOME SET IN FINE CONDITION, the text fresh and clean, and the bindings very lustrous, and with virtually no wear to joints or extremities. Although best remembered as an historian, Macaulay (1800-59) was also a progressive politician, an orator, and a prominent literary critic. His first published literary essay, on Milton, appeared in the "Edinburgh Review" in 1825, and its reception was so positive that he became a frequent and popular contributor; in fact, booksellers complained that issues of the "Review" only sold well if they contained an article by Macaulay. While considering these essays as ephemeral works, Macaulay felt compelled to collect and reissue 36 of them in book form, as here, because of unauthorized reproduction of the pieces in the United States. His writing, which perfectly reflects the Victorian Whig worldview, was renowned for its clarity and eloquence. The bindings here are handsomely designed, made with top quality morocco, and executed with considerable skill.

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language, combining explanation with etymology, and illustrated with quotations from the best authorities.

      Bell & Daldy, London 1858 - New edition. Two volumes. 4to. Volume I: A-K. [xxxviii], 1184, 60pp. Volume II: L-Z. [iv], 1185-2222, 61-126pp (the additional pagination being a Supplement). Contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards, spine title labels and raised bands; edges and endpapers marbled. The extremities are a little rubbed and worn, the spines slightly faded, but in good to very good condition, and very clean inside. Owner's name at head of each title-page, short gift inscription on preliminary blank of Vol II. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Coral Island A Tale of the Pacific Ocean. [With tipped in envelope addressed by author to his mother]

      London: T Nelson and Sons. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and edgeworn with wear to corners and spine. Gilt to front and spine faded. Tipped-in envelope adressed by Ballantyne to his mother to fep. 1858. First Edition first issue. Green hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 438pp. Colour frontis plate and illustrated title page and six colour plates within. .

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        MEMOIR AND LETTERS OF THE LATE THOMAS SEDDON, ARTIST: BY HIS BROTHER

      James Nisbet & Co., 1858. First edition, 17 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green bead-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt title to spine, pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Edmunds & Remnants) to rear pastedown, [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-208 pp. w/frontis portrait engraving by Vincent Brooks & numerous in-text wood-engraved sketches after the artist. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London. Association Copy inscr. to fr. pastedown: "Richard Holmes from his sincere friend T.F. Stooks..., July 1858" ("through his kind friend and minister, the Rev. T.F. Stooks, he was enabled to apprehend and accept God's pardoning mercy" [p.15]); also w/the sig. of F.W. Williamson to recto of frontis & bookseller's ticket of W.H Dalton to fr. pastedown. Binding Very Good (spine sl. darkened & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains). Fredeman 57.2.

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        The History of King Arthur

      London: John Russell Smith, 1858. Three volumes bound in full light brown leather by F. Bedford. Fine gilt work and lettering to the spine with red and green leather labels. All edges gilt. Dentelles and marbled endpapers inside. A fine set with edgewear only. Nice edition of the classic.. 1st of This Edition. Full Gilt Decorated Leather. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Butterfly Vivarium; Or, Insect Home: Being An Account Of A New Method Of Observing The Curious Metamorphoses Of Some Of The Most Beautiful Of Our Native Insects

      London: William Lay, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. Late 19th century three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 288 pages. 18.5 x 14.5 cm. Eight colored engravings. The author, a British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist and numismatist took advantage of the Victorian craze for aquariums, providing practical instruction for creating them at home, and doing so in a straightforward yet scholarly manner. Enthusiastic nature lovers had a resource and instructions to collect insects, nurture their growth to maturity. Exceptionally clean and bright copy in every regard. Bookplate.

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        La Biblioteca de Autores Españoles desde la formación del lenguaje hasta nuestros días. Historiadores primitivos de Indias. Colección dirigada é ilustrada. Por Don Enrique De Vedia. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo [Tomo Primero (1858) and Tomo Segundo (1862)], Each Signed; Together With an Autograph Love Poem Signed

      Madrid: M. Rivadeneyra - Impresor - Editor, 1858;1862. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + or better copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in elegant tree calf, INTIMATELY SIGNED BY VALLE-INCLAN on the half-title of each Volume to Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente. (Each Volume has rubbing to the outer board corners, the rear joint of Tomo Primero appears to have been expertly repaired, and Tomo Segundo shows a little scuffing to the spine. Tomo primero lacks the first front free endpaper, and a prior owner has darkened what appears to be a prior bookseller's stamp from each half- title --- neither the pastedowns nor the pages show any signs of being ex-library.) Tomo primero is signed "A mi Princesa / x x x / Valle-Inclán" and Tomo segundo is SIGNED, INSCRIBED, DATED, and PLACED BY VALLE-INCLAN as follows: "x x x / A Mi Princesa [underscored twice by Valle-Inclan] / x x x / Valle-Inclán / 11-V-1910 / Buenos Aires." Dramatist, novelist, and a member of the Spanish Generation of 98, Valle-Inclan was a Spanish Literary giant whose works influenced later generations of Spanish dramatists. The books contain Valle-Inclan's history of the conquest of the Aztecs by Hernando Cortes and the conquest of the Incas by Francisco Pizarro González. TOGETHER WITH an ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LOVE POEM BY VALLE INCLAN, loosely laid in to Tomo primero and written on a single sheet of paper titled by him "Para Señorita Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente" which begins as follows: "Hoy me canta en el fecho tu recuerdo, Argentina,/ Con il canto de una alondra matutina...." (The poem is in Near Fine condition and shows some fold lines and a short closed split where the folds meet in the center of the paper.) [As best we can determine, the Poem has never been published.] Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente was a prominent journalist in Argentina and married to a prominent Argentinean lawyer and diplomat. In 1910, Valle Inclan and his wife traveled for 6 months through Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia, and it appears that he particularly enjoyed his time in Argentina. Having a notable Provenance, these items were owned by actor Jack Palance and each bears the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his Personal Property. A remarkable copy of this two-volume work, INTIMATELY SIGNED IN EACH VOLUME BY RAMON MARIA DEL VALLE-INCLAN, TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LOVE POEM FROM VALLE-INCLAN loosely laid in to one of the Volumes. Books signed by Valle-Inclan are exceedingly scarce to the market and original signed Poems written and signed by Valle-Inclan are rare. A collection-distinguishing set and QUITE RARE.

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        cotton-goods lane odenma-cho 100 famous views of edo original holzschnitt

      1858 - ando hiroshige 1797 bis 1858 cotton-goods lane odenma-cho 100 famous views of edo, datiert 1858, signatur hiroshige, publisher uoei , woodblock print, binding holes on the upper margin, slightly soiled , a horizontal crease in the middle one pin size worm hole middle, loewer margin lighly soiled, a missing part on the left lower margin, blattgröße 24,7 mal 36,8 cm , oban tate-e, Utagawa Hiroshige 1797 in Edo Tokio bis 1858), zusammen mit Kuniyoshi und Kunisada einer der drei stilbildenden Meister des japanischen Farbholzschnitts am Ende der Edo-Zeit. Seine besondere Bedeutung liegt in einer völlig neuartigen Komposition des Landschaftsdruckes seiner Zeit und seinem maßgeblichen Einfluss auf die Entwicklung des europäischen Impressionismus. Im Westen unter dem Namen Andō Hiroshige bekannt, einer fälschlich gebrauchten Kombination seines bürgerlichen Familiennamens Andō und dem ihm von seinem Lehrer verliehenen Künstlernamen Hiroshige, zu dem zwingend der Name der Schule Utagawa hinzugefügt werden muss. Utagawa Hiroshige wurde 1797 als Andō Tokutarō im Stadtviertel Yayosugashi (heute Marunouchi im Stadtbezirk Chiyoda) in Edo, dem heutigen Tokyo geboren. Seine Rufnamen in späteren Jahren waren Jūemon, Tokubei und eine Zeit lang Tetsuzō Übersetzungen: "meisdho edo hyakkei" odenma cho momendana wholesalers of cotton fabrics at odenma street

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        Historia de Belgrano [Two Volumes].

      Buenos Aires: Libreria de la Victoria / Impr. de Mayo, 1858-1859.. 644 pp.; 553, 4 [ads] pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Palau 173451. Spain & Spanish America I, 459. Sabin 49758. Leclerc 1915. Conde Montero 25. Historia de Belgrano was the expansion of an article that originally appeared in Galeria, and it subsequetly went through four editions, the last in 1887, each one much augmented. "Mitre gathered and studied the books of America history, he submitted them to critical testing, he classified them according to what precipiated from them, and tried to contrast the results of his personal reseach among unpublished sources with what was already published, " (Romulo D. Carbia, Historia critica de la historiografia agentina, p. 166-7). "Despite the impressive bibliographical apparatus supporting his work, however, Mitre's Historia de Belgrano provoked an enduring polemic regarding his basic premise: that a history of Belgrano, a great man, and the enlightened minority in Buenos Aires could somehow be a history of Argentine independence, " (Nicolas Shumway, The Invention of Argentina, p. 208). Sabin calls it "a masterly work." Very good copies with restored wrappers; Vol. I has nick to first few leaves, last few leaves unopened (uncut); Vol. II has publisher's error with earlier extra title (dated 1858) bound upside-down before half-title and also inserted correctly at rear; binding near fine.

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        RARIORA.

      - Being notes of some of the printed books, manuscripts, historical documents, medals, engravings, pottery, etc. etc., collected (1858-1900) by John Eliot Hodgkin, F.S.A. In three volumes. Pp. xx+124+[x]+iv+298(last blank)+xiv+162+viii+92+12(last blank), 69 plates with tissue guards (a few coloured or tinted, some printed in red & black, several double page or folding), numerous text illustrations and facsimiles (some coloured), several pages (including the decorative endpapers and title pages) printed in dull gilt, indices; wide demy 4to; beige cloth, lettered in brown, slightly soiled and flecked, corners bruised; t.e.g., others uncut; small piece torn from bottom fore-corner pp. 87/8 Volume II, occasional light foxing and offsetting; Sampson Low Marston, London, n.d.[1900-1902.] First edition. *The second volume contains a detailed catalogue of incunabula. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Nye Eventyr og Historier, Anden Samling.

      C.A. Reitzels Forlag, København 1858. (8)+67 sider, med smudstitelblad. Samtidigt blåt halvlærredsbind. Bindet med ganske lette brugsspor. Indvendig lidt plettet. Samtidigt navn på fribladet (Martensen). BFN 774. Førsteudgave. Indeholder eventyrene "Dynd-Kongens Datter", "Hurtigløberne" og "Klokkedybet".** Med dedikation fra H.C. Andersen på smudstitelbladet, sandsynligvis til en boghandlermedhjælper i Reitzels Boglade Henrik Martensen. Lidt tæt beskåret, så den sidste, næsten ubetydelige del, af dedikation er bortskåret

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        Ionica

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1858 - Original green fine-ribbed cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Published anonymously, this book of delicate poems has been said heralded as the first book of what is now called Uranian Poetry, a small group of pederastic poets who published works between 1858 and 1930. Cory, as many other Uranian poets, was steeped in Latin and Greek and his early poems show a remarkable, lyrical quality esteemed by his peers. Spine sunned with small tear, worn at extremities, hinges cracked. A very good copy of what is now an exceedingly scarce and historically significant book. No other copies located at time of research. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Norske Folkelivsbilleder efter Malerier og Tegninger af Adolf Tidemand m. Fl., ledsagede med oplysende Text af forskjellige Forfattare. Udgivne av Chr. Tönsberg. Ny Raekke + 3 Raekke.

      Christiania. Paa Udgiverens Forlag. Trytkt af H. J. Sörum. 1858. + 1861. Titelblad + 11 textblad + Litograferat titelblad daterat 1854 + 12 Litograferade planscher + 4 textblad och 4 litograferade planscher. Tvär folio. Samtida skinnryggsband med dekorerade pärmar (förlagsband?). Sammanbundna i en volym. Ryggen nött och med några centimeter falssprickor vid huvud och fot. Cirka 10 planscher med liten svag fuktfläck i nedre marginalen. Centimeterlång reva i nedre marginalen på det graverade titelbladet. Planscherna hela och rena för övrigt. Bra exemplar.. Inget titelblad till 3 Raekke

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        DRESSES AND DECORATIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1858.

      2 voll. Bella ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso, taglio superiore in oro, cm 28x20, pp 396 non numer., 94 splendide tavv a colori (molte delle quali colorate a mano), numerosissimi capilettera colorati a mano. Ottimo esemplare di straordinaria qualità cromatica. Colas 2720; Hiler p.796 2 v.

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1858. First edition, second issue. Expertly recased with new endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, some slight rubbing of covers and spine, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Octavo.

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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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