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        FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE. DON JUAN

      [ca. 1850s].. A very fine drawing, pen and black ink over pencil. Image 25 1/2 x 41 inches, wide margins. Ink ruled border. Calligraphic title and mechanical specifications within upper image. Signed lower left: "Z. Colburn, Del." Uniform light age-toning with unobtrusive light scattered foxing. Excellent condition. Impressive carved hardwood frame and gilt liner, French mat. A large and visually impressive schematic drawing of the locomotive engine, Don Juan, stopped on a section of track, probably prepared to illustrate a private report for an American railroad company. This finely detailed drawing of the Don Juan is fully seven times the size, and more sharply delineated, than Colburn's well known railroad lithographs, executed in 1858 by Julius Bien and found in THE PERMANENT WAY AND COAL BURNING LOCOMOTIVES..., a comparative economic and technological analysis of British and European railway systems, with their American counterparts. The mechanical specifications of the powerful Don Juan are finely inked above its smokestacks: "DIAM of CYLINDER, 18 in. STROKE of PISTON, 20 in. DIAM. of DRIVERS, 42 in. WT. of ENGINES, 24 tons. WATER room in boiler, 96 cubic ft. STEAM do. 48 cubic ft. CAPACITY of do. 718 gallons. TUBE SURFACE, 928 sq. ft. FIRE BOX do. 60 sq. ft. AREA OF GRATE, 11-1/12 sq. ft." A rare and eminently displayable piece of 19th- century American railroadiana, this is the first Colburn drawing we have encountered, and a remarkable example of virtuosity in graphics. See Zerah Colburn & Alexander L. Holley, THE PERMANENT WAY AND COAL-BURNING LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS OF EUROPEAN RAILWAYS WITH A COMPARISON OF THE WORKING ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LINES, AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH IMPROVEMENT MUST PROCEED (New York, 1858), passim. Illustrated with fifty- one engraved plates; the frontispiece, of the passenger engine, Canute, is very much in the style of the present drawing.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Landskapsstudier.

      Två laverade pennteckningar på ett och samma blad, var och en omgiven av en tecknad ramlinje. Den ena, i liggande format, signerad "Roselli" på en sten i förgrunden, den andra, föreställande ett vattenfall, i stående format. 14 × 20,5 resp. 19 × 12,8 cm. (Bladet 28 × 21,5 cm.) Bladet något smutsat. Oinramad. Den småländske bondsonen Frans Roselli växte upp vid hemmanet Rosan utanför Eksjö och bildade senare sitt efternamn från gårdsnamnet. Han sattes i lära hos en målarmästare i Eksjö vid 14 års ålder men var ambitiös och blev omkring 1858 elev i Marcus Larsons 'konstskola' i Flenshult vid Vimmerby. I Axel Gauffins skildring av målarskolan omtalas Roselli som trumslagare och när han 1867 kom till Konstakademien i Stockholm skrevs han in i principskolans matrikel som "f. d. hautboist från Småland" (Axel Gauffin, Marcus Larsson, ett svenskt geni (1943), s. 152. Stockholm, Konstakademien. Principskolans matrikel 1849-1870 nr 2637. Inskriven 5 februari och på nytt 1 november 1867).Roselli var i sitt måleri tydligt påverkad av Marcus Larson och "sökte efterfölja sin mästare i ljuseffekternas bravur" (Ewert Wrangel, Smålands konstnärers utställning i samband med Hantverks- och industriutställningen i Nässjö 21 juni-16 juli 1922 (Nässjö 1922), s. 9). Efter sejouren i Stockholm försökte han sälja sina tavlor i Tyskland, men var inte tillräckligt framgångsrik för att ta sig till Rom som han hoppats. Han insjunkade kort senare i en lungsjukdom och dog vid endast 35 års ålder.Av dessa fina skisser framgår att Roselli var en långt mer framstående tecknare än målare. Men källmaterialet är begränsat. Hans teckningar är sällsynta och tycks inte finnas ens i våra större museer, frånsett ett blad med enkla studier av fötter i Nationalmuseum och en likaledes enkel teckning i Teckningsmuseet i Laholm.I dessa teckningar är inflytandet från Marcus Larson märkbart, åtminstone beträffande motivvalet. Mindre larsonsk är deras odramatiska, nästan rofyllda stämning

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        Historiskt-geografiskt och statistiskt lexikon öfver Sverige.

      I-VII. + Supplement. + Register. Sthlm, (1858)-70. 4:o. (3,1 blank),3-63,(1 blank),1-404 + (3,1 blank),412 + (4),560 + (4),639,(5) + (2),579,560-561,(5) + (2),486,(2) + (4),468 + (4),469-804 + (2),40 + 78,(2),81-144,IV,145-184,V-VIII,185-276,(1,1 blank),281-314 + (4),104 s. Fyra samtida lätt nötta gröna halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och robust blindpräglad och guldpräglad ryggdekor. Pärmarna klädda i mönsterpressad klot. Med några skrapmärken och repor i skinnet. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Med liten fuktrand på s. 236-306 i första delen. Liten bläckanteckning på s. 319 i den andra. Spridda marginalanteckningar i tredje till sjätte delen. Femte delen med småstänk på s. 91-94. Supplementdelen längst bak med liten fuktfläck på s. 188-206. Mycket bra ex. där endast totalt 4 blad saknas.. Redigerades av ett flertal medarbetare där Gustaf Thomée stod för kontinuiteten. Andra medarbetare var Gustaf Hogner, G. P. Westerling, Åke C. V. Hammar, V. G. Granlund och L. Westerberg. Fortfarande ett mycket användbart uppslagsverk, i synnerhet som här där det separat utgivna registret är medbundet. Att små delar av subskribentförteckningen, vissa rättelse- och smutstitelblad etc. saknas får nästan anses som legio i detta verk. Denna svit är ovanligt komplett med både supplement och register. Av de saknade bladen består två, som så ofta, av de två betitlade "Första förteckning öfver sådana ställen..." som trycktes redan 1858. De andra två är ett smutstitelblad och ett fristående registerblad till första volymens inledning, "Allmän öfversigt"

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        Illustration (L?). Journal Universel. Tome XXIX, ornée de 800 vignettes. Janvier, Février, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin 1857. Tome XXX, ornée de 800 vignettes. Juillet, Aout, Septembre, Octob., Novemb. Decembre 1857. Tome XXXI, ornée de 800 vignettes. Janvier, Février, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin 1858. Tome XXXII, ornée de 800 vignettes. Juillet, Aout, Septembre, Octob., Novemb. Decembre 1858.

      Voll. 4, in-4, leg. in mezza tela, titoli in oro (conservate le coperte delle cartonature edit.), pp. 424, 4 - 440, 40 - 416 - 424. Con centinaia di illustrazioni xilografiche e due grande tavole ripiegate in fine ai volumi. Annate complete. (Manca una carta al primo volume e parte di una carta al secondo). Strappi (senza perdite). Alcune pagine mal-posizionate. Vastissimo repertorio iconografico. Ex-libris.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini]
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        Wermland i teckningar efter naturen af A. Winqvist. Lithografierade af J. H. Strömer utgifne af Franz von Schéele.

      First edition. Stockholm. Tr. hos A. J. Salmson. 1858-1867. Oblong folio.Lithographed title page + printed title page + (2) pp. (dedication) + 86 pp. + (2) pp. (index) + 40 lithographed plates. Gilt ornated blind stamped cloth binding. Gilt titlelt at front cover. Beautiful. A few scratches to the front board. Some wear to the spine. A few marginal stains to the plates. 4 plates with a few staines to the image area. A very well preserved and clean copy of an uncommon plate book.. The plates show views of the landscape and towns of the district of Wermland in the west of Sweden. The people of Wermland can be proud that such an ambitious work of their district was produced in the mid 19th. century. The noble man Franz von Scheele (1795-1863) made this possible. He spent his life promoting Wermland and this book was a part of the effort. He died before all the parts of the book were published. The plates were printed by the leading printer in the country at the time - Salmson. Before the book was finished he had to flee the country because of financial problems (just like Almquist a few years earlier). The printing was finished by Abraham Lundquist. At least three different lithographers executed the plates. Only Strömer is mentioned at the title. He lithographed 8 plates, Schöpel 12 and Nay 8. The remaining 12 are not signed. Scarce

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        The Geology and Extinct Volcanos of Central France.

      London: John Murray 1858.. Second edition, 8vo, xviii, 258 pp, bound without half title and advertisement leaves. 17 plates on 15 leaves - 9 folding, plus 2 coloured folding maps in a pocket at the end, light foxing to endpapers, engraved King's College Prize label to paste down. Finely bound in contemporary purple full morocco, blind stamped decoration, gilt arms to upper cover, gilt spine, a.e.g., a handsome copy. First published in 1827 and instrumental in establishing the Uniformitarian doctrine as a result of its influence upon Charles Lyell. "...though two or three of his contemporaries... attained a higher eminence in the science, not one of them ever surpassed him in closeness and accuracy as an observer or in soundness of induction..." (DNB).

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        RIVISTA CONTEMPORANEA - 1858 - ANNO SESTO (due volumi), Torino, Tip. Economica diretta da Barerra, 1858

      cm. 16,5 x 25, rilegatura mz. pelle con titoli in oro sui dorsi con tracce d'uso. Importante ed autorevole rivista piemontese che ha attraversato anni del Risorgimento e dell'Unità d'Italia (fondata nel 1853 cessa nel 1870) Citiamo nel dettaglio alcuni degli importanti scritti : in questa annata notevole l'intervento di DE SANCTIS (Schopenauer e Leopardi) e le canzoni popolari di COSTANTINO NIGRA (qui in prima edizione a volume) ------------------------------------- VOLUME XII (PAGINE 1-528) gennaio, febbraio, marzo 1858 Tra gli altri importanti scritti, in questo volume compaiono : F. DE SANCTIS "Carattere di Dante e la sua utopia" COSTANTINO NIGRA " Donna Lombarda, Clotilde" L'editore ringrazia Nigra che gli ha permesso di pubblicare in questo straordinario fascicolo alcune delle "Canzoni popolari del Piemonte" che fanno parte della sua collezione privata. GUERRAZZI "la storia di un moscone" VOLUME XIII (PAGINE 1-528) da questo volume la tipografia diventa Cerutti, Derossi e Dusso di Torino (aprile, maggio, giugno 1858) Tra gli altri importanti scritti, in questo volume compaiono ODDONE DI CASTELVETRO "esercito pontificio" COSTANTINO NIGRA "il testamento del marchese di Saluzzo" G.B. CERESETO " Giovanni Milton" GALLENGA "Savelli" VOLUME XIV (PAGINE 1-450) Luglio, agosto, settembre 1858 Tra gli altri importanti scritti, in questo volume compaiono : CHIALA "Chateaubriand - La Tribune moderne" P. MAESTRI " industria manifatturiera in Italia" PEPOLI : il debito pubblico Pontificio A. MAGNI "esposizione al Castello del Valentino" VOLUME XIV (PAGINE 1-450) Ottobre, novembre, dicembre 1858 Tra gli altri importanti scritti, in questo volume compaiono : CARUTTI : La guerra dei 7 anni e i diritti sopra Piacenza. RICOTTI : La battaglia di S. Quintino COSTANTINO NIGRA : L'assedio di Verrua, La Guerriera DE SANCTIS F,SCO " Schopenauer e Leopardi SCRITTO IMPORTANTISSIMO. ARRIVABENE "dell''educazione dei comuni in Inghilterra" I quattro volumi sono rilegati in due tomi cartonati con difetti ai dorsi (uno è mancante) L'annata completa in due tomi viene offerta a

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        LES ARTS SOMPTUAIRES. Histoire du costume et de l?ameublement et des arts et industries qui s?y rattaquent... Paris, chez Hangard-Maugé, 1858.

      Pregev. ril. orig. in cart. rivestito in rosso, dorso in pelle con nerv., tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, cm 28x23, 2 voll.: Planches du Ve au XIVe siècle e Planches du XVe au XVIIIe siècle, 322 splend. tavv in cromolitogr. con veline di protez.; 2 voll.: Expliatif, pp compless. 624. Qualche contenuta spellat. ai bordi dei dorsi, veline un po? brunite ma colori meravigliosam. conservati.

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton

      Henry Washbourne, London, 1858. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: John Martin. Attractively bound in half brown leather over marbled boards; a bit of wear at corners, front hinge slightly cracked at bottom, paper boards a little rubbed. Martin's Paradise Lost remains one of the singular visions of Milton's epic poem. 24 mezzotint plates, offsetting onto guards, otherwise unmarked. 373pp. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: John Martin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042636. .

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        Ystads historia, efter flera äldre tryckta och otryckta anteckningar, samlad och utgifwen.

      Wid slutet af denna bok följa åtskilliga plancher m.m. Ystad, J. J. Petzold, 1858. 8:o. (16),336,(2) s. & 13 litograferade plr, varav 6 är utvikbara, & 1 litograferad utvikbar karta. Hfrbd från 1900-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett i skinn (C. P. Nilsson & co., Lund). Stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och lite fläckig. Inlagan bitvis lätt lagerfläckig. Det solkiga titelbladet med förstärkning i innermarginalen och samtida namnteckning överst. Lagad reva i plansch 18-20.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5909. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 99. Sällsynt då stora delar av upplagan enligt uppgift förstördes. Komplett trots hopp i planschnumreringen. Fem av de tänkta 20 planscherna utgavs nämligen aldrig och planscherna 18-19 räknas endast som en plansch då de återfinns på samma blad

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        [Six Sporting Novels]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, [Mixed editions, 1858-88]. Very minor fading to spines and very minor rubbing to bands, all quite sound and attractive. Six volumes. Illustrated, including 87 hand-colored plates by John Leech. Bound by Hatchards in full brown morocco, the spines with gilt titles and sporting ornaments in each panel surrounded by triple rules with dotted rules on the bands, the upper covers with gilt vignette of a fox head and with triple ruled frames Titles: Ask Mamma, Mr. Sponges Sporting Tour, Plain and Ringlets, Hillingdon Hall, Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange

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        FIRST REPORT OF A GEOLOGICAL RECONNOISSANCE OF THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF ARKANSAS, MADE DURING THE YEARS 1857 AND 1858

      Johnson & Yerkes state printers Little Rock, AR: Johnson & Yerkes, state printers, 1858. Small 4to. 256pp. Illustrated, 6 color tinted lithographed plates. Contemporary black half-leather (joints and extremities rubbed) and marbled boards; some foxing, but very good. First edition. With a contemporary Arkansas binder's ticket affixed to the front pastedown: "Bound by / John Reardon, / Book Seller, / Little Rock.

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        Diary of a Journey From the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858.. Volume 1 only of a two volume set: Translated by Mrs Percy Sinnett, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, Original red blind stamped decorated boards, gold lettering to spine, some minor chipping to top and bottom of spine, a few shadowy marks to the background colour but generally clean and bright taking into the account the material used and the age of the book, a little bumping to corners, publisher's advertisement to front and back paste-down, on the front paste-down there is a neat fixed book plate showing the crest and name of a previous owner Albany Hawke Charlesworth (member of Parliament for Wakefield 1892), brown endpapers, 352 pages, illustrated with 6 chromo-lithographs, one woodcut, fold-out map. A very good tight and clean copy.

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        NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      1858. Paperback. 2. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS; Or kriss kringle's visit by Clement C. Moore WITH OTHER CHRISTMAS POEMS. Phil.: Willis P. Hazard [1858]. Large 8vo (7" wide x 10 1/2" high), pictorial wraps, [16]p. including covers, lacks outer wrap, last leaf has 2 triangular pieces off inner edges (no loss of text), spine worn, corners rounded, some soil and chipping, G-VG. This edition is important because it marks the first use of the "Night Before Christmas" as the title which we've all come to use, as opposed to "A Visit From St. Nicholas." It is illustrated by Nick with 3 full page wood engravings plus a large engraving on the cover that isn't repeated in the text. The illustration of Santa going down the chimney is a copy by R. Roberts of Charles Ingham's drawing that was first printed in 1841 for the January issue of the New York Mirror. The remainder of the book contains 2 Christmas poems: "The Night After Christmas" which is a parody of Moore's poem, illustrated with 2 full page engravings and "Christmas and Children" illustrated with 1 large engraving. Rare.

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        MILLER'S DAUGHTER

      1858. 2. HAND-COLORED. MILLER'S DAUGHTER by Alfred Tennyson. Lond.: W. Kent (late Bogue) [1858]. 4to, original full gilt leather, some rubbing and foxing, few signatures sprung but tight, VG+. Illus. by A.L. Bond with very beautiful hand-colored engravings printed on rectos only. Rare in the original unrestored binding.

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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.

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        Tagebuch einer Reise vorn Mississippi nach den Kusten der Sudsee von ... Möllhausen. Eingeführt von Alexander von Humboldt

      Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1858. Quarto. (12 x 9 1/4 inches). Half- title, title with wood-engraved vignette, 6pp. list of subscribers. Folding lithographed map printed in two colours with the route marked by hand, 14 plates (7 mounted chromolithographs, 6 tinted lithographs, 1 uncoloured wood-engraving), 8 wood-engraved illustrations (2 full page). (Some spotting). Publisher's brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, the upper cover lettered in gilt, spine blocked in gilt, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, modern endpapers. First edition of a south- western American classic. Mollhausen served as the artist of the 1853 Pacific Railroad Survey expedition led by Lt. A. W. Whipple along the 35th parallel through New Mexico and Arizona. "Mollhausen's account is regarded as a more interesting description of the Whipple Expedition than that published in the official Survey Report" (Wagner-Camp). However, the work is best remembered for its beautiful plates, particularly the mounted chromolithographs on card depicting Native Americans and scenery of the Southwest. Graff 2852; Howes M713; Sabin 49914; Siebert Sale 876; Streeter Sale 3135; Wagner-Camp 305:1; Wheat, MTW 955.

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        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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        French Lessons book bearing a 28 word quote about Cicero in James Garfield&#146;s hand and the signature of his future wife Lucretia Rudolph. Envelope free franked, "J. A. Garfield / M. C." laid in to book

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book &#147;A New Method of Learning the French Language embracing both the Analytic and Synthetic Modes of Instruction being a Plain and Practical Way of Acquiring the Art of Reading, Speaking, and Composing French on the plan of Woodbury&#146;s Method with German&#148; by Louis Fasquelle. Twentieth Edition. Ivison & Phinney, 1854. Impressed ornate &#147;I&P&#148; design on covers; chipped spine, upper portion missing, with gilt lettering &#147;Fasquelle&#146;s / French Course / on the Plan of / Woodbury&#146;s / Method with German.&#148; Back hinge torn. Pages soiled, some foxing; portions of text block loose. Boards and spine professionally restored to good condition. Envelope addressed in manuscript, free franked, "J. A. Garfield / M. C." laid in. In a presentation folder with inside flaps, housed in a custom brown-cloth covered slipcase with &#147;New Method / of Learning / the French / Language / Fasquelle&#148; stamped in gilt on a black leather label at the top of the spine and, on lower portion, also in gilt, &#147;James Garfield&#146;s / Copy / 1854.&#148; From JamesGarfield.org: &#147;In 1849, Garfield&#146;s mother persuaded him to enter Geauga Academy in Chester, Ohio, which was about ten miles from his home. During his vacations he learned and practiced carpentry and helped at harvest, he taught and did anything and everything to get money to pay for his schooling. After his first term, he needed no aid from home, he had reached the point were he was self-sufficient. While at Chester, he met a Miss Lucretia Rudolph, his future wife. He was attracted at first by her interest in the same intellectual pursuits, and he quickly discovered sympathy in other tastes and a congeniality of disposition, which paved the way for the one great love of his life &#133; On November 11, 1858, James A. Garfield married Lucretia Rudolph, his fellow student at Geauga Academy.&#148; On the first free flyleaf, James Garfield has written in pencil &#147;Chapsal Noël.&#148; The principal work of French grammarian Charles Pierre Chapsal (1787&#150;1858) was &#147;Nouvelle Grammaire Française&#148; (1823) in which he collaborated with French humanist François Noël (1756-1841). Signed beneath this in light pencil: &#147;Lucretia Rudolph. / Hiram.&#148; On the inside back cover, Lucretia as written in pencil ten full names, possibly classmates or friends. Beneath Lucretia&#146;s signature are six lines written in pencil by James A. Garfield: &#147;It was no fault of Ciceros / that treason had eaten / into the hearts core of / the Commonwealth and / that men were now / willing to be Slaves.&#148; The blank lower right corner of this page is missing. Affixed opposite this page, inside the front cover, is a 2.75&#148; x 1.5&#148; label imprinted &#147;Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield.&#148; From &#147;The Life of James A. Garfield&#148; by Charles Carleton Coffin (Boston: James H. Earle, 1880): &#147;He had been three years at Chester, two at Hiram &#133; He pushed the plane and worked as carpenter, shingled houses, &#151; doing anything in that line that he could turn his hand to. Many of the houses in the village of Hiram were covered with boards, which were planed and nailed upon the joists by this student, with a great purpose in view. When he was making the shavings fly in the early morning before breakfast, he was going over his lessons for the day. When making the welkin ring with his pounding, he was at the same time hammering away at Cicero or Sallust [Roman historian]&#133;&#148; Cicero&#146;s &#147;On the Commonwealth and On the Laws&#148; was his ?rst attempt to adapt Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. James Garfield refers to Cicero and Commonwealth in his notation.

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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..

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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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        REID&#39;S TRAMP; OR, A JOURNAL OF THE INCIDENTS OF TEN MONTHS TRAVEL THROUGH TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, SONORA, AND CALIFORNIA. INCLUDING TOPOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, SOIL, MINERALS, METALS, AND INHABITANTS; WITH A NOTICE OF THE GREAT INTER-OCEANIC RAIL ROAD

      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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        TENERIFFE, AN ASTRONOMER&#39;S EXPERIMENT: OR, SPECIALITIES OF A RESIDENCE ABOVE THE CLOUDS

      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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        THE BOOK OF ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD AND DECORATIONS OF HONOUR OF ALL NATIONS.

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

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

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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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        A.L.S., 4to, n.p., n.d

      To Ann Traubel, close friend and wife of intellectual companion Horace Traubel (1858-1919). Horace turned out a biography on Walt Whitman, one of the transcendalist writers with whom Hartley was so enraptured. "Dear Anne Traubel, I am sending you with these the extra plate out of the El Greco book which we got . I have . lately arrived at the office . I reach here feeling so well and happy - you are health and joy to the tired body and peace to the soul - one grows and blooms in the presence of you - one feels like something big & beautiful when you are around - it is too soon to see the real meaning of this visit to Phila. But I know it is big ." Horace and Anne Traubel's daughter, Gertrude, was a contralto singer in Philadelphia who edited her father's work posthumously. " - and I know it would be because I have waited so long, so fine a 'hearsay' for so long . I shall be writing you from the wilds . and it will be good to hear you speak soft . God bless you. God bless Gertrude." Signed, Marsden Hartley."

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

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

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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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