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        Fabricants de Jacás (Paniers)

      An extremely attractive Frond lithograph. 1858. Paris. Made by Jacottet and published by Lemercier.  Remarkably clean, wide margined and fresh, only lightly soiled on margins. 547 mm x 360 mm; 283 mm x 230 mm. Striking lithograph after Frond´s photograph; shows two natives creating ?Jacás?. The print is beautifully colored and unrivalled in size and beauty; Ribeyrolles ?Brazil Pittoresco. Album de Vistas, panoramas, paisgens...? has swiftly become one of the most sought after and scarce works on Brazil. ?This album of magnificent engravings is an excellent iconographic document and is very rare? (Borba de Moraes). Borba de Moraes, p. 737.

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

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

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        Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a

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

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

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

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        HISTORY OF THE AFGHANS. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Capt. William Jesse

      London: John Murray, 1858. First edition in English. A copy with good provenance being the Eton leaving present for Edmund Hartoff dated 1864. With finely engraved large folding map. 8vo, contemporary full tan calf, spine in compartments with raised bands ruled and bordered in gilt, gilt-stamped decorative device in each compartment, black morocco label lettered in gilt; covers bordered in blind and gilt, gilt-tooled on edges, marbled endpapers. xxi, 491 pp. A very handsome copy, clean throughout, fresh and especially well preserved. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Ferrier was a French officer seconded to the Persian Army and was removed from his post through Russian intrigues in 1843. In 1845 he left Baghdad in order to seek his fortunes in Lahore, where several of his countrymen were serving under Runjeet Singh. He was one of the earliest Europeans to give an account of the parts of Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries through which he passed in his book CARAVAN JOURNEYS AND WANDERINGS IN PERSIA, AFGHANISTAN, TURKISTAN, AND BELOOCHISTAN. In this much anticipated follow-up, Ferrier expands upon the narrative of his journeys and creates a volume which relates the factual information and history he learned through his travels among the Afghans. He gives an interesting French perspective on the activities of the British in that region, as acknowledged by the English translator: “The Translator wishes to mark his sense of the frank and generous manner in which General Ferrier has spoken of the arduous services of the Anglo-Indian army in Afghanistan... The Author’s criticisms, when unfavourable, are generally well-founded; and though, no doubt, inaccuracies are to be met with in some portions of the ‘History of the Afghans,’ it is evident that they proceed from defective misinformation, and not from any ignoble desire to write disparagingly of the British Empire or our gallant soldiers.” A rare and intriguing work from an unusual point of view.

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems

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

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

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

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

      London: James Blackwood, [1858]. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher crimson cloth, elaborate, oval front cover gilt motif frames bright gilt title with back cover decorated similarily in blind. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Bartlett, W.H. 24 pages in text. 26 x 18 cm. Ten engraved full page color plates (with tissue guards) from drawings by W.H. Bartlett with descriptive letterpress -- Bethlehem, The Dead Sea, Mount Lebanon, Mount of Olives from the Wall, Solomon'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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        Reize Van Maarten Gerrisz.

      Frederik Muller,, Amsterdam, 1858 - Vries in 1643 naar het Noorden en Oosten van Japan. Met Kaart en fac-similes van Jonkheer P.FL. von Siebold. First ed. 8vo. 440pp. 1 plate of fac-simile signatures & 1 large folding hand-colored map, slightly torn. Half leather, marbled boards, rebacked, slightly rubbed. Cordier Japonica 356 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        History of the Indian tribes of North America: with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs; embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits

      Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.. N. Hart, 1858. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Royal 8vo. [26.5 x 16.5 cm] in 3 vol. I: (1) ff. frontispiece, (1) ff. title-page, (1) ff. dedication lithograph, (i)-iv, (3)-333 pp., and with (39) ff. of lithographed portraits. II: (1) ff. frontispiece, (i)-xvii, (9)-290 pp., and with (47) ff. of lithographed portraits. III: (1) ff. frontispiece, (i)-iv, (17)-392 pp., and with (31) ff. of lithographed portraits. Total (120) ff. of lithographs finished in fine contemporary color. Uniformly bound in contemporary gross-grained morocco, with decorative panels on covers, spine with raised bands and title gilt. Spines slightly scuffed at extremities. Some mild scattered foxing to text leaves; lithographs clean and finished in fine color. Excellent. Royal octavo edition in a luxurious (and appropriately!) American morocco binding of this work of Native American history and ethnography, "one of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians" (Field), containing "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). The work was wildly popular, printed in folio from 1836-1844 and then in royal octavo from 1848-1850; though the latter was reissued numerous times (see below), for printing quality and plate-color the present edition remains unsurpassed in its fidelity to the original folio. As the publisher's preface states, McKenney and Hall also incorporated new material, including a portrait of the Winnebago chief Red Bird. The project was widely acknowledged as a successful attempt to preserve-on paper-what had already become a rapidly vanishing group of cultures. The work was issued in several standard bindings, but this one is the most luxurious. Most of the volume's 120 hand-colored lithographs were based on oil paintings by Charles Bird King, employed by the War Department to paint Indian delegates visiting Washington (the paintings were later destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865). The authors open with a portrait and 20-page biography of Red Jacket, a New York Seneca chief. A full 23 of the portraits depict Indians from tribes such as the Sauk, Ojibway and Chippeway that originally dwelled along the St. Lawrence River, including longer narratives of chiefs Black Hawk and Keokuk. The volume otherwise focuses primarily on the Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee of the southeast, no doubt because it was with these the Federal Army had been fighting the so-called 'Removal Wars' of the 1830s and 1840s, especially in Florida. Interestingly, McKenney and Hall also include a few portraits and stories of the Sioux-for the Yankee reader, a word that still conjured all the glamour and danger of the western frontier. Thomas L. McKenney (1785-1859) was Superintendent of Indian Trade and later of the Federal Office of Indian Affairs (1824-1830). He was an avid supporter of the policy of relocation, and to this end he traveled widely among the tribes described in his book. His partner, the lawyer James Hall (1793-1868), had written extensively about the west. The work first appeared in folio format in 1836-44. The first octavo edition dates from 1848-50 and had a number of reprints, of which this is the fourth. * Field 992; Howes M129; Sabin 43410a (1836-1844 folio).

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        National Palace from the Top of Government Building, Honolulu

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

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        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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      - 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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