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        Recueil de dessins de L'ART DE LA DECORATION chez tous les peuples et aux plus belles epoques, Paris, Librairie d'architecture A. LEVY FILS, 1858

      .... destines a servir de motif et de materiaux aux peintres décorateurs, peintres sur verre et aux dessinateurs de fabriques....... Due tomi rilegati in unico volume, mz. pelle rossa con fregi in oro al dorso e sui piatti con angoli, interno in ottime condizioni a fogli (tavole) di dimensioini diverse anche sfalsati e non rifilati. Ex libris "Nil temere, nil timide" di Karl Richelt. I soggetti sono per stoffe pregiate e ricami - broderies. Tome premier (premiere serie) : 20 tavole a colori - I-XX - (ogni tavola ha al suo interno più figure) (la tav. n. 2 è mancante) e poi 13 - I- XIII - tavole in b/n di cui alcune anche a doppia pagina. Tome second : 16 tavole a colori - XXI-XXXVI - e poi 29 - XIV-XLII - tavole in b/n di cui alcune anche a doppia pagina. I procedimenti tipografici erano assai validi (chromolithographiques) Straordinaria raccolta.

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Anatomie chirurgicale homalographique

      Bailliere Paris: Bailliere, 1858. No Dust Jacket. Folio. 25 lithographed plates of cross-sectional anatomie. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Bookplate of Richard M. Wegner, historian of anatomical sections, and author of Garrison-Morton 459.

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        Encyclopaedia Cambrensis. Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig

      Dinbych: Thomas Gee, 1858 10 Vols complete, small 4t0, VG, full two tone morocco. Uniformly bound in brown and blue morocco, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, some marks. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt, edges slightly bumped and worn. Internally, red marbled endpapers, each has an ink owner stamp to ffep (John E Edwards, Sinet, Llanfair DC, Ruthin), all edges marbled. Vole 1, AAB-BLA, 1875, tissue guarded portrait frontis, (xxxviii), [2], [1], 2-734 pp, 1 pl, 3 maps (coloured folding), numerous illustrations. Vol 2, BLA-CYN, 1858, coloured folding map frontis, [2], (viii), [1], 2-752 pp, 2 maps (coloured and folding), illustrations. Vol 3, CYN-DUW, 1866, map frontis, [2], (vi), [1], 2-730 pp, 2 maps (coloured folding) illustrations. Vol 4, DUW-GAL, 1866, portrait frontis, (vi), [1], 2-762 pp, 1 pl, 1 map (col folding), illustrations, hinge paper cracked. Vol 5, GAL-IET, 1866, col folding chart frontis, (ix), [1], [1], 2-726 pp, 1 chart, illustrations, upper hinge paper cracked. Vol 6, IET-LLE, 1868, 2 folding coloured plans as frontis, (vi), [1], 2-730 pp, 2 maps (folding coloured), 2 plans (folding coloured), illustrations. Vol 7, LLE-NER, 1872, folding coloured plan frontis, [2], (vii), [1], [1], 2-760 pp, 1 plan (col folding), 1 map, (col folding, illustrations. Vol 8, NEO-RIC, 1874, map frontis, (vii), [1], [1], 2-744 pp, 1 map (coloured folding), illustrations. Vol 9, RIC-UZZ, 1877, 2 map frontis, (v), [1], [1], 2-746 pp, 4 maps (coloured folding), illustrations. Vol 10, VAL-Diwedd, 1879, 5 map frontis, (vi), [1], 2-844 pp, [2], 10 maps (coloured folding), illustrations, upper cover joint cracked. Minimal foxing browning. A lovely set. (Heavy 15kg) PARRY, Calvinistic Methodist minister, college tutor, and editor, who, when Thomas Gee, the printer and publisher (in 1853), started the Welsh encyclopaedia Y Gwyddoniadur, was persuaded to undertake the editorship, and though he died long before the work was finished, it was his connection with it that won him national fame. See NLW WBO.

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table ( 1st/1st - Signed )

      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 (illegible name) I will do it. There (illegible) a before me forever so long to do it, at (illegible name's) request and it shall be done. (Illegible) waiting (illegible) of the Autocrat is (illegible) before (illegible) him. To my friend, and yourself (illegible) him. Yours faithfully. O.W. Holmes. 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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        The English Lakes: Illustrated with Steel Engravings, Woodcuts by W. J. Linton. Outlines of the Mountains, And a Map Coloured Geologically, By John Ruthven. To Which is Added an Appendix Containing the Meteorology of the Lake District; An Account of Its Flowering Plants, Ferns, And Mosses; An Outline of Its Geology and Mineralogy; And a Table of the Heights of the Mountains

      Windermere and London: John Garnett, Whittaker and Co, Longman and Co, Hamilton Adams and Co and Simpkin and Co, 1858. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardback. Very Good: A generally sound copy. All notable faults: Light pulling of the upper hinge, moderate wear at the head and foot of the backstrip, some light wear on the corners and edges, minor sunning on the spine, light to moderate browning on the pages, some light foxing, some creasing of the fold-out map, contemporary previous owner&#39;s inscription on the free front endpaper and previous owner&#39;s bookplate on the front endpaper. 17170. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, Second Issue [[Bicknell 159a]].

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

      Philadelphia: Published by D. Rice & A.N. Hart, No. 27 Minor Street, 1858. Fourth Octavo edition. 3 vols., 8vo (10-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). With 120 lithographic plates by J. T. Bowen after paintings by Charles Bird King and James Otto Lewis, all with contemporary hand-coloring many highlighted with gouache; and with original tissue guards. Bound in three quarter brown publisher&#39;s morocco and marbled boards, a.e.g. Some traces of rubbing, plates exceptionally clean. Field 992; Howes M129; Sabin 43411

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        The Powers of the Creator Displayed in the Creation

      London - John van Voorst, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this study of the evidence for Creationist theory in nature, from Sir John Graham Dalyell. The volumes were published seprately over a number of years and are normally found individually, if at all. All volumes are very scarce. With twenty-seven coloured plates, and a monochrome frontispiece of the author. Sir John Graham Dalyell (1775-1851) was a Scottish antiquary and naturalist. The first volume of his last and great work, The Powers of the Creator displayed in the Creation, or Observations on Life amidst the various forms of the humbler Tribes of Animated Nature, was published in 1851. The second volume, after the author&#39;s death, was brought out in 1853, under the superintendence of his sister, Miss Elizabeth Dalyell, and Professor John Fleming, D. D. , while the third volume was delayed until 1858. Dalyell became an enrolled member of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland in 1807, and in 1817 was presented by his fellow members with a piece of plate for the invention of a self-regulating calendar. Volume III only, see above. Condition: Disbound, with only rear board present. Internally, pages are firmly bound together. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Some offsetting from frontispieceto title page and endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to being disbound..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Paul Morphy verses Johann Jacob Loewenthal Stereoview

      Light gray mount stereoview of Paul Morphy and john Jacob Lowenthal seated at the chess board probably before one of their matches in 1858 with a short biography of both players on the verso of the card.Löwenthal was born in Budapest, the son of a Jewish merchant. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native city. In 1846, he won a match against Carl Hamppe in Vienna (+5 -4 =0). He received a civil appointment under the administration of Lajos Kossuth in 1848. On the downfall of the latter, Löwenthal was expelled from Hungary, and he emigrated to America (1849). In 1851 he went to London, and thenceforward resided permanently in England. At the Manchester tourney of 1857 Löwenthal defeated Adolf Anderssen for first place. In his visit to New Orleans, Löwenthal played Paul Morphy on two separate occasions, losing a total of three games straight. He was one of the first masters to play a match against Morphy after the latter's arrival in London in 1858. Morphy won with a score of nine wins, three losses and two draws. "...I am convinced that I was vanquished by superior strength," Löwenthal said about the match, as reported by the Englishman Frederick Edge. No doubt aware that chess was Löwenthal's only source of livelihood, and conscious to not be considered a professional player himself, Morphy after winning the match stakes of £100, presented Löwenthal with a gift of furniture valued at £120 for his new house. Just days after being defeated by Morphy, Löwenthal had his greatest success by winning the British Chess Association Congress knockout tournament in Birmingham, England on 27 August 1858. His prize was £63. In 1860 Löwenthal took advantage of Morphy's extreme popularity to create a collection of the American master's games titled Morphy's Games of Chess. According to Morphy's biographer David Lawson, Morphy was friendly to Löwenthal and therefore agreed to sign his name to material in the book, that was purported to be written by Morphy but in fact was not. For a time, Löwenthal served as club secretary of the St. George's Chess Club in London. He taught chess, and invented the first demonstration board. He helped organize an international tournament in 1862, and then published a tournament book.Condition:Overall bright and clear with soiling to the mount and wear at the corners and at the lower left face of the corner by the blindstamp.

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne de L&#39;Architecture Francaise du XI au XVI Siecle (10 Volumes)

      Paris: A. Morel, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 Volumes. 8vo. Hardcover. Rebacked. Green marbled boards. Green leather spine with 7 printed gilt bands. Light rubbing, chipping, and bumping to extremities. Brown marbled end pages. All volumes have foxing throughout. All volumes have clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. French architect and theorist, Viollet-le-duc , created a ten volume study of french architecture from the 11th through the 16th century. The tenth volume, the index volume, was created with blank pages intended for the reader&#39;s notes. Numerous illustrations and restorations of medieval buildings. Ships daily.

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne de L&#39;Architecture (10 Volume Set Plus Table Analytique)

      Paris, France: B. Bance. 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete ten volume set (incl. Table Analytique supplement) of the works of Viollet-Le-Duc, the greatest 19th century French architect and theorist. Set is very good, bound in full morocco, embossed rules. Gilt titles to spine with five plain raised bands. Top edge gilt, other edges red. Publication dates from 1858 - 1889. Bindings secure with deep brown endpapers. Copies show some rubbing and edgewear. Some pages contain foxing, but text and illustrations are bright and unmarked.

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        Complete Set of George Eliot First Editions

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood/ Smith, Elder and Co., 1858-85.. First editions. Octavo, 30 volumes, octavo. Contemporary brown full morocco, titles and decoration to spines in gilt. All edges gilt. A very nice complete set of first editions.

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        Complete set of her novels in first edition

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons / Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1858-85. 30 volumes, octavo (190 mm × 123 mm). Near-contemporary dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Light toning to fore-edge and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. All first editions. All half-titles present with the exception of Romola. Includes her seven novels, poetry, essays and other literary works, as well as the three volumes of her life written by her husband John Cross. Eliot&#39;s novels were popular for their political views and depiction of rural society for which she drew on her own early experience. However Eliot did not confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola is a historical romance set in late 15th century Florence and The Spanish Gypsy, a poem she wrote after a visit to Spain in 1867, both reflecting her wider reading and interests. Whilst Eliot&#39;s verse was not so well received, the popularity of her novels has endured. Middlemarch is still considered one of the greatest English novels and has been described by Virginia Woolf as "the magnificent book that, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.

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      Selma, Al.: John Hardy & Co., 1858.. 237pp. Original blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Spine bit faded and shaken, rear inner hinge cracked and separated. Front free endpaper and fly leaf excised; bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional fox mark. Still, very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of the great classic rarities of Southwest Americana, this is Reid&#39;s account of the journey to explore the Gadsden Purchase and his overland journey to California by the southern route. He left Marion, Alabama in September 1856 with a party of travellers known as the Mesilla Valley Company, whose main purpose was to explore the newly acquired territory in the Southwest known as the Gadsden Purchase. The group travelled through Mobile and New Orleans, then by ship to Galveston, then on land to San Antonio, Castroville, El Paso, Tucson, San Diego, and San Francisco. In the beginning of 1857, Reid joined a failed filibustering expedition into Sonora and Chihuahua led by Henry Crabb, but left for California by April of that year. He stayed only a short time in California before returning via Panama, Havana, and New Orleans. The book contains a wealth of brief and entertaining descriptions of life in the Mexican cession, including the towns and hamlets visited along the way, German immigrants, the agricultural promise of the region, desert flora and fauna, and speculation on the future of the Indians of the Southwest. The description of Reid&#39;s association with Crabb&#39;s filibusters is most interesting. "Reid&#39;s work is one of the genuine classics relating to the Southwest; his descriptions of mines and miners, the natives, in fact all the country through which he passed, are vivid" - Decker. A most important Southwest rarity, accorded a "d" rating by Howes. HOWES R172, "d." WAGNER-CAMP 307. STREETER SALE 176. RADER 2776. RAINES, p.172. CLARK III:490. COWAN, p.528. GRAFF 3450. DECKER 36:339.

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        A Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United

      1858. Bouvier, John [1787-1851]. A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, And of the Several States of the American Union; With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law. Revised, Improved, and Greatly Enlarged. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1858. Two volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Publisher catalogue at the beginning of each volume. Signatures containing pp. 369-400 in Volume I bound in reverse order. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, raised bands, red and black lettering pieces and early owner labels to spines, hinges reinforced. Light rubbing to extremities, some darkening to spines, offsetting to margins of endleaves, light toning to text, clean tear to text leaf repaired with archival tape. Early owner name to foot of each spine, embossed stamps to title pages, other stamps and small signatures to margins in a few places. A well-preserved set. * Eighth edition. Includes preface to first edition and advertisements for the third and fourth editions. This classic American dictionary went through fifteen editions during the nineteenth century, the final appearing in 1886. "During his years of study [Bouvier] had discovered the handicap under which the student and lawyer labored at that time due to the lack of a dictionary containing legal information logically and conveniently compiled. He began work on a great dictionary and indefatigably applied himself to it, in spite of increasing duties...Nevertheless, in 1839, he was able to give his completed dictionary to fill the need of the profession. [In it] he sought to cover all legal subjects and terms arising under such a title, giving citations from federal and state courts.": Dictionary of American Biography I:490. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5440.

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        Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum

      ou iconographie de toutes les espèces et variétés d'arbres fruitiers cultivés dans cet établissement avec leur description, leur histoire, leur synomymie, etc. Vol. 1-7 (of 9). Paris: Libr. Firmin Didot Freres, fils et Cie 1858-66. With 336 handcoloured lithographies (2 double). 4to. Contp. halfleather, bindings weakly worn. Stamp on titlep

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        TENERIFFE, AN ASTRONOMER&#39;S EXPERIMENT: or, Specialities of a Residence above the Clouds

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1858.. FIRST EDITION 1858. 8vo,190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 20 mounted photo-stereographs each with tissue guard except the frontispiece, a map of the island with cross sections of the peak, pages xvi, 451, plus 42 pages of publisher&#39;s adverts dated January 1858, bound in original publisher&#39;s purple wavy patterned cloth, gilt vignette of telescope and blind stamped border to upper and lower covers, gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, original brown endpapers, small binder&#39;s ticket to bottom of last pastedown, (Westley&#39;s). Binding rubbed, corners bumped and showing slight wear, small nicks to the top and bottom of both hinges, margin of frontispiece has pale age-browning, occasional tissue guard lightly foxed and occasional odd fox spot to margins, but overall a very good copy of the first book to be illustrated with stereographic photographs, still in the original cloth. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 25, No. 79. The Truthful Lens, A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated book 1844-1914, by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 220, No.,152. The book tells the story of an expedition organised by the author, Her Majesty&#39;s Astronomer for Scotland, to Tenerife &#39;to ascertain how far astronomical observation can be improved, by eliminating the lower third part of the atmosphere&#39;. (Preface). To do this the members of the expedition climbed a dormant volcano with their instruments and carried out two months&#39; observations at heights of 8900 and 10,700 feet. The author took photographs during the ascent and the negatives of these were used by his publisher to produce the photo-stereographs in the book. The photos are of the scenery, the peak, the rock formations, members of the expedition, several of dragon-trees, a couple show the islanders. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London: Lovell Reeve, 1858. First ed. Small 8vo., xvi, 451 pp., 20 mounted albumen stereographs with tissue guards, engraved map and errata. Faint foxing, primarily on the tissue guards, occasional light soil, and slight crimping to the blank foredge of the last three leaves. Owner&#39;s bold signature in pencil on the half title-page. Contemporary full crimson calf with spine compartments decorated in gilt, exhibiting moderate wear. The albumen stereo photographs have rich tonal values. A good or better copy. The first attempt to use stereograms in a book, which serves as a scientific report. Rare and important. Boni, PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE, p. 145; TRUTHFUL LENS #152 & &#39;"the book was issued in an edition of 2000 copies.

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        "Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties, Massachusetts"

      Boston: D.R. Smith & Co., 1858. A MONUMENTAL WALL MAP OF CAPE COD, MARTHA&#39;S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET Lithograph with original hand color Paper Size: 59" x 64" This fantastic large scale map of the counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket, Massachusetts, is based on details from actual surveys under the direction of Superintendent Henry F. Walling. It was published in Boston by D.R. Smith & Co. in 1858 and features Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha&#39;s Vineyard. It is the first complete view to show who lived in each of the 20 towns of the three counties, showing all private homes with names of property owners, as well as sites of businesses, schools, churches, cemeteries, and industries. Boat builders and masters of vessels are also listed. Town and village maps are displayed throughout the work, such as insets of Hyannis, Wellfleet, Falmouth, Provincetown Village, and Nantucket among many others. Statistical tables are given as well as directories, pictorial illustrations of prominent sites, and geological insets. Relief off of the coastline is shown by hachure. Rare and exceptionally hard to come by, examples of this incredible wall map can be found at the Harvard University Library and the Dukes County Historical Society in Edgartown, Massachusetts.. Book.

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      In-8, tela edit., ricca decoraz. dorata alle armi al piatto e al dorso (aloni al piatto post. decorato a secco), tagli dorati, pp. VII,411,23,15 (pp. pubblicitarie), con 99 belliss. tavv. colorate a mano e numer. da 2 a 100. Vi sono raffigurati, in fac simile, insegne, placche, croci, nastri, colliers, e in generale le decorazioni di tutti i vecchi e nuovi ordini cavallereschi europei (inclusi: Regno delle Due Sicilie, Stati della Chiesa, Lucca, Parma, Sardegna e Toscana) e del Brasile, Persia, Turchia, Terra Santa, Tunisi. Nell'opera "an historical account of each Order, military, naval, and civil, from the earliest to the present time, with lists of the Knights and Companions of each British Order". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 1.-4. Samling.

      Kbhvn. 1858-60. 88 + 67 + 79 + 82 s. Indbundet med samtlige titel- og smudstitelblade i 4 samtidige blå hellærredsbind med stregdekoration i guld samt forfatter og titel trykt i guld på forpermerne På bagperperne er trykt, med samme typografi, F.Hall.. Heri førstetrykket af bl.a. "Pen og Blækhuus - Vinden fortæller om Valdemar Daae og hans Døttre - Dynd - Kongens Datter.".Eksemplaret har tilhørt Frederikke Hall, der har skrevet sit navn i 2 af bindene og at hun har fået dem af A.M. ( Augusta Marie ) Hall , der var datter af P.O. Brøndsted og gift med politikeren C.C. H. Hall. H.C. Andersen skriver i sin dagbog 3. marts 1861. " Forærede Fru Hall (ligesom Fru Læsse) et Exsemplar af de nye Eventyr. Hall glædede sig over Friskheden og synes disse overgik de foregaaende". BFN 767, 774, 782, 794

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

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

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        LA SACRA BIBBIA SECONDO LA VOLGATA. Tradotta in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarata da Mons. Antonio Martini, illustrata da 100 tavole.

      In-4 p., 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. XIII,(5),926; 888; 1017,(3); 982 + LIV,XI di Indici generali del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Questa ediz. della Bibbia, dedicata a Ferdinando II del Regno delle Due Sicilie, è molto ben illustrata da: un occhietto, 4 belle antiporte in cromolito e 100 tavv. f.t. di cui 6 in cromolitografia e 94 incise su acciaio (sono copie di dipinti di celebri artisti di tutte le epoche). Le tavole sono protette da velina con didascalia. Solo le tavv. talvolta con fiorit. margin., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Petrus Arretinus accerrimus virtutum ac vitiorum demostrator. From a rare proof in the British Museum. Photographed by R. Fenton. [A photograph depicting an engraving of Peter Aretine]

      London. Published by the trustees of the British Museum. 1858. Photograph 22 x 15,5 cm. Mount paper 52 x 40 cm. Salt paper or modified salt paper. The photograph is mounted to a large heavy paper. Original mounting with British Museum text. Short tears and creases and htree corners with losses at the mount paper. One corner with brakes. Stains, browning and some dirt to the mount paper. The photograph in nice condition.. Roger Fenton the famous Crimean War photographer was also the official photographer of the British Museum, as well as co-founder of what would become the Royal Photographic Society. He spent several years photographing the collections of the British Museum. He wanted to do it in natural light and therefore built a studio on the roof of the Museum. Some currators were not very happy that he brought precious objects to his roof studio. The present photograph depicts a portrait engraved by Marc Antoni after an original by Titian. The satirical writer Aretine was so hated by the italian clergy that most prints had his name obliterated. This proof has survived and made its way into the British Museum where it was subsequently photographed by Roger Fenton. The photograph we have here is in itself a rarity. The text below the photo translates into "Peter Arretine, of vices and virtues the satirical exhibitor". The photo is exposed on a salt paper which often was preffered for artistic photography since the paper gave the objects a softer apperance than the albumen paper with its glossy surface. Most of Fentons British Library photographs are exposed on salt paper or modified salt paper

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        CartaEsferica del Gran Banco De Bahama

      Madrid, 1858. Large engraved chart showing some of the Bahama Islands including New Providence, part of Cuba and the Florida coastline. 23.5 x 36" Very scarce.

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        Hærmændene på Helgeland, Skuespil i fire Akter.

      Orig. udg. / 1st edit. Chria. 1858. 115 s. Indb. ubesk. med guldsnit i smukt priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. Side 94 med pletter. Uncut copy bound with topedge gilt in later half leather. Binding signed Anker Kyster. Page 94 stained.. This was not published in decorated cloth

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        Mémoire sur la Fermentation appelée Lactique.

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. Large8vo. Unopened and uncut in the original printed wrappers. Ex-libris [Meyer Friedman] pasted on to verso of front wrapper. In pristine, near mint, condition. 15 pp. Housed in a half calf clamshell box with gilt lettering to spine.. First printing, in the extremely scarce off-print (separately paginated), of this landmark paper which founded scientific bacteriology, immunology and microbiology in general. The work constitutes "[t]he first demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific microorganism ... the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison & Morton). "In this epochal paper [Pasteur] first published his research on lactic fermentatiom [...] A great milestone in biochemistry" (Neville , vol. II, p. 274).Until the publication of the present paper, fermentation had been described in all the textbooks as a chemical process, but Pasteur had now shown it to be caused, in the case of lactic acid fermentation, by a living organism. Skeptical also of the chemical theory of alcoholic fermentation, he went on to disprove the theory by demonstrating that yeast is the living agent of the process. Furthermore, he established that specific microorganisms are responsible for specific biological processes and, by inference, that specific germs may be the agents of specific diseases. Pasteur thus laid the foundation for the germ theory of disease.This paper "contains most of the central theoretical and methodological features of his biological theory of fermentation, in particular the concept of fermentation as a product of the growth of yeast, the idea that air is source of microscopic yeasts and other micro-organisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation could be traced to a specific micro-organism. Pasteur was able to isolate, observe and propagate the yeast responsible for lactic fermentation, and to demonstrate that its activity was dependent on its environment. Pasteur's concept of fermentation as a biological process challenged the chemical theory of fermentation put forth by Liebig, which Pasteur was able to disprove with his experiments on alcoholic and acetic fermentation." (Norman 1653).The consequences of Pasteur's discovery was wide reaching and did not only revolutionize the field of medicine: "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." (Milestones of Science). He also helped the silk industry by pointing out a silkworn decease; the French beer brewers were helped by Pasteur's knowledge on fermentation in their competition with the German brewers.The paper was first published in Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Third Series, Vol. 52. Almost simultaneously in the Annales de Chimie et de Physique and the Mémoires de la Societé des Sciences, De l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille and Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences.Norman 1653.(Garrison-Morton 2472; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 198; One Hundred Books Famous in Science 82 - none of them referring to the offprint, merely the periodical-issues)

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        Breve Discorso sella Instituzione di un Principe e Compendio della Scienza civile di Francesco Piccolomini. Com Otto Lettere e Nove Disegne delle Macchie Solari di Galileo Galilei, pubblicata la prima volta [first printing of eight letters by Galilei and new drawings of the sunspots].

      Roma, TipografiaSalviucci, 1858. Lex 8vo. Original printed boards. Upper part of spine replaced, with title written in hand, Wear along upper part of front hinge, otherwise fine, with just a bit of soiling and some fading to the delicate pink colour. Some occasional brownspotting. (12), VI, 216 pp. + 9 plates (depicting sunspots).. The very rare first edition of this beautifully printed work, which is a treatise on the work of Piccolomini to which is added 8 hitherto unpublished letters from Galilei, from the years1619-24, here published for the first time. Furthermore we here have 9 plates made after drawings by Galilei to document his observations of sunspots between the 3rd and 11th of May 1612

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

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

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