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        ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA: A NARRATIVE OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPLORATIONS

      1858. Very Good. ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA: A NARRATIVE OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA, MONGOLIA, THE KIRGHIS STEPPES, CHINESE TARTARY, AND PART OF CENTRAL ASIA. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1858. viii + [4] + 598 pp. + folding map. 8vo., full calf with gilt spine labels and decoration, raised bands, gilt rules and dentelles, and marbled edges (to match endpapers). Joints tender, original author name label detached (laid in). Light wear to boards. 19th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Dampstain to first blank page and frontispiece at bottom corner, slightly affecting image, and some interior plates (not text) at edges. Moderate to light foxing to plate edges and versos. B/w engravings in the text; plates tinted or colored. Folding map has a closed 1-inch tear (repaired) at spine edge, otherwise in very good condition with route marked in color.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers (member of ANZAAB)]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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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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        Highly important collection of more than fifty Pasteur offprints assembled by his assistant Désiré Gernez, including some of the rarest and most important papers by Pasteur: 1) Recherches sur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme cristalline, (1848); 2) Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique (1858); 3) Sur les corpuscules organisés qui existent dans l'atmosphère, examen de la doctrine des générations spontanées (1862); 4) Recherches sur la putréfaction (1863); 5) Méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure (1886); [and numerous further offprints by Pasteur].Paris: 1848-86.

      All first editions, offprint issues. "It is impossible to select a single scientific paper or book to represent adequately the work of Pasteur. This is due less to the recondite nature of his discoveries than to their variety and ramification. Yet all of them are interconnected" (PMM). "His earliest paper [<i>Recherches sur les relations...</i>, 1st paper mentioned above] gave the first scientific explanation of isomerism, a term coined by Berzelius to describe his discovery that two or more compounds of identical composition may display totally different properties. The effects of Pasteur's discoveries in this connection have been far-reaching in chemistry both theoretically and practically, notably in the work of van't Hoff and Lebel on chemistry in space. They are detailed in [<i>Recherches sur la dissymétrie moléculaire des produits organiques</i>, also present in the collection]. Indeed it was the existence of asymmetric molecules that he discovered" (PMM). "Of Pasteur's papers on molecular asymmetry, the most important are <i>Recherches sur le dimorphism</i>; <i>Recherches sur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme crystalline</i>; <i>Recherches sur les proprietes specifiques des deux acides qui composent l'acide racemique</i>; <i>Nouvelles recherches sur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme crystalline</i>; <i>Mémoire sur les acides aspartique et malique</i>." (DSB). These papers are the first five offprints in the collection offered here.<br/><br/> "While engaged in these experiments Pasteur found that when molecules were brought into contact certain mould only the right-handed molecules were destroyed. This led him to the investigation of fermentation" (PMM). In 1858 Pasteur published his epochal paper on lactic fermentation [<i>Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique</i>, 2nd paper mentioned above]. "Considered the beginning of the modern science of bacteriology, it demonstrated the connection between a specific fermentation (lactic) and the activity of a specific living microorganism (lactobacillus)" (Neville). [Norman 1653; ref. Horblit 82; Dibner 198]. <br/><br/> In the beginning of the 1860's Pasteur had completed a series of careful but simple experiments relative to so-called spontaneous generation. "When his conclusions were called in question by Pouchet, who claimed to have repeated his experiments with totally dissimilar results, Pasteur reported in 1861, in [<i>Sur les corpuscules organisés qui existent dans l'atmosphère...</i>, 3rd paper mentioned above], further experiments which demonstrated beyond dispute that fermentation is caused by the action of minute living organisms and that if these are killed fermentation does not occur." (PMM 336c). Pasteur's paper described the series of classic experiments with bent-necked and sealed flasks by which he proved conclusively that fermentation and putrefaction are not the products of spontaneous generation but result from contamination by airborne microorganisms. "The heating process which Pasteur recommended for sterilization was the earliest form of 'pasteurization.' The above paper marks the downfall of the theory of spontaneous generation. Pasteur's researches on fermentation led him to the discovery of the bacteria and yeasts and hence to the germ theory of disease; from all this modern bacteriology and immunology have developed" (Garrison-Morton 2475). "Pasteur's experiments also mark the beginning of microbiology since, by showing how to sterilize a liquid and keep it sterile, he opened up the possibility of culturing and studying a single microorganism in the absence of any others." (Norman 1655; Sparrow 161). <br/><br/> "As a result of these studies Pasteur found many new fields of interest. French winemakers, troubled by the souring of wine, especially in exporting, presented their problem to Pasteur. He found that wine diseases could be controlled by heating the liquid for a definite time at a certain temperature." (Sparrow). "Of Pasteur's papers on wine, the most important are <i>Études sur les vins. Premiere partie: De l'influence de l'oxygene de l'air dans la vinification</i> (1863); <i>Études sur les vins. Deuxieme partie: Des alterations spontanees ou maladies des vins, particulierement dans le Jura</i> (1864)... "These papers form the basis of and were developed into Pasteur's <i>Études sur le vin</i> [Norman 1655; Sparrow 160; Dibner 198n]" (DSB). Offprints of the founding papers mentioned in the DSB article are present in the offered collection. <br/><br/> "He went further and concluded [<i>Recherches sur la putrefaction</i>, 4th paper mentioned above] that putrefaction was also caused by living organisms: an observation that prompted the experiments of Lister and led to modern asepsis (PMM 336d). In this paper "Pasteur was the first to differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic organisms" (Garrsison-Morton 2478).<br/><br/> "At the request of the French government Pasteur investigated the diseases of the silk worms and found their origin to be bacterial. This led to identifying bacteria in anthrax and evolved into methods of inoculation for it and for the dreaded hydrophobia, diphtheria, cholera and yellow fever" (Dibner). "Pasteur's five-year investigation of silkworm blight saved the afflicted French silk industry, which over the preceding twenty years had suffered a sixfold reduction" (Norman). Most collections have Pasteur's 1870 two-volume book on the diseases of silkworms [Norman 1657; Dibner 198n]. Present in this collection are offprints of the much rarer earlier papers from 1866-69 which were worked into the later book.<br/><br/> Present in the collection are also offprints of the famous papers on his rabies vaccine [</i>Méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure</i>, 5th paper mentioned above]. "Pasteur's papers describing his rabies vaccine, and the results he attained with it gave further proof of the value of attenuated virus as a protective inoculum against infective diseases in man and animals. This is considered Pasteur's greatest triumph." (Garrison-Morton 2541).<br/><br/> Please enquire for a full list of titles in the collection.. Three volumes, one 8vo and two 4to's (215 x 132; 262 x 210; 270 x 210 mm mm), bound in uniform red morocco over marbled boards

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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&#39;s Harmony Society, pp. 358-377. An important Utopian piece by an associate of Robert Owen; Ex-Library .

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        Le Roman de la Momie

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

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        MANUEL DU CABOTEUR CONTENANT L'EXPOSE' DES OPERATIONS LES PLUS UTILES AUX MARINS, SUIVIS DES PRINCIPALES TABLES ASTRONOMIQUES NECESSAIRES AUX NAVIGATEURS

      Edito nel 1858 a Paris , : In 8¯, legatura in brossura edit. a stampa. Approfondita e valida opera nella quale ogni aspetto dell'arte marinaresca viene affrontato: calcolo delle latitudini e longitudini, correnti maree, carte nautiche... 4 belle tav. pió volte ripiegate, illustrano strumenti per la navigazione, bussole, fari, carte marittime. Buon esemplare.

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        Vicariati Apostolici della Micronesia Isole Marchesi Sandwitch e Tahiti

      Carta geografica raffigurante le legazioni ecclesiastiche. L'opera proviene dal "L'Orbe Cattolico ossia Atlante Geografico Storico Ecclesiastico Opera del Commendatore Girolamo Petri Officiale minutante della segreteria di Stato" rarissimo atlante stampato a Roma nel 1858/59. Di grandissima rarità. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in perfette condizioni. A very rare map showing the branches of Catholic organization, taken from "L'Orbe Cattolico ossia Atlante Geografico Storico Ecclesiastico Opera del Commendatore Girolamo Petri Officiale minutante della segreteria di Stato" published in Rome 1858/59. Copperplate with original hand colour. Unknown!! Roma Rome 585 450

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        SAN FRANCISCO ALMANAC For the Year 1859. Containing A Business Directory of San Francisco, Sacramento, Marysville and Stockton. Also Public Buildings and Engine Houses in San Francisco, Statistics, etc

      San Francisco:: Published by W. F. Herrick and Octavian Hoogs,. [1858].. 16mo. 5-9/16" x 3-1/4". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 10; Drake 91; Greenwood 905; Norris 478; Quebedeaux 80; Rocq 11784; Sabin 76088). [8 (adverts, printed in blue ink)],176 pp. Adverts interspersed.. Original publisher&#39;s bright blue cloth binding with gilt-stamped title lettering to front board.. Rebacked, with 75% of original spine laid down. Map with two tears,. along fold-lines [no loss]. Withal, a VG - VG+ copy.. Per Norris [paraphasing the 1923 American Art catalogue]: "Of extreme rarity and great historical interest. Contains the pictures of fifty-two public buildings in San Francisco, among them being the only known illustration of the famous Barry and Patten Saloon. Also an historical sketch of Stockton." According to AmEx, only one copy has come to auction in the last 4+ decades, and that back in 1979; Quebedeaux adds a second, in 1988. Per Quebedeaux, "Very rare." . Frontis folding map, with San Francico, Marysville, Sacramento & Stockton depicted. T.p. cut. Illustrated.

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        Album des heiligen Landes. 50 ausgewählte Original Ansichten - Album of the Lands of the Bible. 50 original views of important places mentioned in scripture - Album de la Terre Sainte. 50 vues originales des lieux principaux de la sainte écriture.

      Stuttgart & Leipzig, Steinkopf, 1858. 1858 In-4° oblungo (205x275mm), pp. 114 nn. di testo, legatura originale p. percallina con illustrazione in oro al centro del piatto anteriore. Filettature plurime a secco ai piatti, tagli dorati. Un'antiporta incisa, frontespizio trilingue e testo egualmente trilingue, tedesco, inglese e francese, disposto su due colonne. 50 tavv. in litografia a colori f.t. protette da velina, disegnate dal vero ed incise dal Bernatz (Speyer, 1802-1878), di cui 48 a pagina intera, una su doppia pagina con panorama del Sinai e, in fine, una grande pianta più volte ripiegata della Palestina e dell'Arabia Petrea; le restanti vedute raffigurano, fra l'altro, Eliopoli, le piramidi di Ghiza, il Sinai e il convento di Santa Caterina, i luoghi della vita di Mosé, Gerusalemme, Sion, Betania, il Giordano, il Mar Morto, Jaffah, le rovine di Samaria, Nazareth, il Monte Carmelo, il Monte Tabor, Cana, Tiberiade, Magdala, Damasco, il Libano, Efeso, Smirne, Patmos, Atene. Ottimo esemplare con qualche minima fioritura. Seconda edizione di questo magnifico albo di metà Ottocento volto a illustrare i luoghi più significativi della narrazione biblica. I testi esplicativi sono dovuti a Gotthilf Heinrich Schubert e a J. Roth. Oblong 4to (205x275mm), pp. 114 of text, original binding in full percaline with gilted illustration to the plate. Engraved frontispiece; trilingual text in german, in english and in french. 50 lithographic plates out of text drawn and engraved by Bernatz (Speyer, 1802-1878) - of whom 48 are on full page and one is on double page with a panorama of Sinai - and a great folded map of Palestina and of Arabia Petrea. A very good copy with some insignificant foxing. Second edition of this magnificent album of the half of the Nineteenth Century, an illustration of the most remarkable places of the Bible. The views represent: Eliopolis, the pyramid of Giza, the Sinai, the St. Catherine's Convent, the places of the life of Moses, Jerusale, Sion, Betania, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, Jaffah,the ruins of Samaria, Nazareth, the Mount Carmel, the Mount Tabor, Cana, Tiberias, Magdala, Damascus, Lebanon, Ephesos, Smyrne, Patmos, Athens.

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        OPERE

      STAMPERIA DE'CLASSICI LATEdito nel 1858, a Napoli, 7 tomi in 4 volumi in 8°, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con riquadri a secco e titoli in oro. Buon esemplare.

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        Paysages et chasses de Pierre - Paul Rubens

      , publiés par Charles Muquardt, Bruxelles, 1858 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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        Paysages et chasses de Pierre-Paul Rubens

      , Charles Muquardt, Librairie Européenne, Bruxelles, 1858 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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        Storia della Rivoluzione Francese

      Tipografia di Francesco Lao 1858 Preceduta da un compendio dell'Istoria di Francia sino al Regno di Luigi XVI e seguita da un'appendice - Nuova versione italiana di F. Perez - in 8° - pp.XLII + 504 + 2nn; 614 + 2nn - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con tasselli - 2 Volumi - 18 + 22 incisioni a piena pagina di G. Di Giovanni divise in un ritratto ed una scena - Testo su due colonne, tagli dipinti - Ingialliture, per il resto i volumi si presentano in ottimo stato di conservazione - Rara edizione palermitana di questo classico storico

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        Il Dante di Lord Vernon Accademico corrispondente della Crusca.

      Londra, per Tommaso e Guglielmo Boobe, New Bond Street, Stampato a Firenze da T. Baracchi e Figlio, 1858. Tre volumi in folio (cm. 39); legature originali in mezza pelle con titoli in oro; pp. LXXXII, (2), 539, (5); 612, con l?albero genealogico della famiglia Alighieri su doppia pagina fuori testo, una grande carta d?Italia secondo le divisioni politiche al tempo di Dante (più volte ripiegata), una mappa di Firenze ripiegata e con tavole di illustrazioni araldiche contenenti le armi della Repubblica di Firenze e armi delle famiglie toscane; XIX, 250, con un ritratto di Dante, un ritratto di Lord Vernon, l?albero genealogico della famiglia Alighieri e 112 incisioni fuori testo (vedute di Pistoia, Lucca, Mantova, Cattolica, Fano, Rimini, Ravenna...). Mambelli, Gli Annali delle Edizioni Dantesche, p. 140, n. 308: Splendida edizione in numero limitato di copie, stampata a Firenze da T. Baracchi e F., con l?assistenza di G. F. ... eseguita sul testo Riccardiano. Il primo volume (1858) contiene il testo con le note; il secondo (1862) i documenti con la vita di Dante; il terzo (1865) l?album di 112 tavole (incisioni originali) con spiegazioni. Una descrizione minuziosa di questa edizione trovasi nel Catalogue of the Dante collection of the Corneil University Library, compilated by TH. W. Koch, parte I pp. 27/8. Esemplari di questa edizione posti in vendita nel 1924 (Olschki) a franchi svizzeri 300; nel 1928 (Lubrano) a lire italiane 750. Rarissimo. Axs

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