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        Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique.

      - Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). 15 pp. [numbered (1)-15]. Original printed wrappers.l Original offprint with its wrapper. The beginning of bacteriology as a modern science and biological basis of fermentation, here in a very rare offprint, with its own printed wrapper and pagination. It is Pasteur's first paper on fermentation and 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 a source of microscopic yeasts and other microorganisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation can be traced to a specific microorganism. 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."First demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific micro-organism. This paper is often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (DSB). Also published in "Annales de Chimie et de physique", serie 3 vol. 52, pp. 404-418. This printing is a roughly simultaneous publication in the "Mémoires de la Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille", 2e ser., 1858, 5, 13-25. Uncut. Skilful repairs to outer margins of wrappers, otherwise an excellent clean copy. Dibner, p. 198; DSB 10, p. 363; Garrison and Morton 2472; Horblit, 82; Norman 1653; Osler 1534. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Lucrezia Borgia Melodramma

      NAPOLI 1858 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina mancante le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, il testo ben leggibile

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        The plays of Shakespeare, edited by Howard Staunton, illustrations by John Gilbert

      Routledge, London 1858 - 3 vols, frontispiece portrait, double columns, illustrations, contemporary half tan calf and watermarked green cloth, a handsome copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Atlas universel de géographie Physique, politique, ancienne & moderne.

      Paris Barthelemier 1858 - gest. Tit., gest. Dedic., gest. Inhaltsv., 50 (v. 65) Kst.- Karten (meist grenz- od. flächenkoloriert) auf 45 Bll. (53 x 39 cm), imp.- folio, marm. HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. ( l. ber., besch. u. best. ). Vgl. Philipps 758. - Mehrfach aufgelegter Atlas. Enthält (tls. m. 2 Nummern gezählt) 3 Welt-, 5 Asienkarten, 3 Karten von Ozeanien und Australien, 6 Afrikakarten und 9 Karten von Amerika. Es fehlen die historischen Karten (14) und die Karte von Indonesien (Nr. 48). Innen sauber und frisch erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Franz Joseph I. Francesco Giuseppe oder Francisco José I de Habsburgo-Lorena (Wien-Schönbrunn 18. 08. 1830 - 21. 11. 1916 Wien-Schönbrunn). Kaiser von Österreich. Ganzportrait stehend an einer Konsole, "Franz Joseph I. Kaiser von Österreich .",.

      - altkol. Lithographie ( a. a. China ) v. n. u. v. J. Kriehuber, um 1858, 66 x 48,5 (H) - mit breitem Rand Pauer, Kaiser Franz Joseph I., Nr. 617b und Abb 52; Porträt von Franz Joseph in ganzer Figur in Alpiner Landschaft (wohl Salzkammergut) mit Bergstock in der rechten Hand und seiner Waffe am Rücken; wohl eines der bekanntesten Porträts des jungen Kaisers abseits der öffentlichen Auftritte bei seiner liebsten Freizeitbeschäftigung als Jäger im Ischler Jagdkostüm, laut Pauer um 1858 entstanden und in einer späteren Fassung um 1867 mit ergänztem Vollbart (hier jedoch in erster Fassung vorliegend); auf appliziertem China, das Trägerpapier leicht wellig mit wenigen restaurierten Läsuren, sonst tadellos.

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        Book of Mormon

      New York: Jas. O. Wright & Company, [1858]. First thus. Hardcover. Very good. 380pp. Octavo [20 cm] in blind-embossed brown cloth with gilt-stamped title on backstrip. Rebacked, with substantial portion of original backstrip overlaid. Extremities exposed, rippled dampstain to front board, rubbing and light wear to boards, original backstrip beginning to pull up a bit from area of repair; front hinge cracked (but holding), small bookplate on front pastedown, ink name on front free endpaper, light soiling to textblock edges, occasional light foxing throughout. The first James Wright edition, sometimes known as the "bastard" Book of Mormon. A mostly faithful reprinting of the third American edition (Nauvoo - 1840). Wright printed the work not so much to promote faith, but profit. After the 1842 Nauvoo edition, there was not another LDS-sanctioned edition printed in the United States until the Salt Lake edition of 1871. Wright's two editions are the only 19th-century Books of Mormon not printed by the LDS or RLDS churches. According to Morgan: "This is one of the more curious editions of the 'Book of Mormon.' The copyright on the book being expired, and public attention being focused on Utah in consequence of the Utah Expedition, the James O. Wright firm in New York late in 1858 undertook to place on the market a commercial edition, with an introduction which set forth both Mormon and non-Mormon versions of its origin. The printing was a reasonably faithful one, and the Utah Church at least was pleased." Flake/Draper 604. Morgan III:74.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 6. IV. 1858.

      1858. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Verzeihen Sie, wenn ich Sie diesmal mit zwei Bitten behellige: mit der einen nämlich, mir direct mein Honorar per Februar und März zu senden [...] mit der zweiten ferner, mir gütigst jene Nummer zukommen zu lassen, welche meinen Literaturbrief über Heyse enthält [...]". - Au Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm. - Kuh schrieb Erzählungen und Gedichte, betätigte sich als Herausgeber und wurde 1861 Feuilletonist der "

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        Three papers on the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection.

      - London, J. van Voorst, 1858. 8vo (22.1 x 14.2 cm). 16 pp. Contemporary embossed red cloth with gilt title on the spine.l Contained in: 'The Zoologist', volume 16. These three papers, published shortly before 'The origin of species', actually introduce the notion of speciation and natural selection independently discovered by Darwin and by Wallace. Darwin had already conceived of his theory in 1839, but because of its expected strong effects upon biological sciences, as well as on ethics, religion and morality, publication was greatly delayed, mainly because Darwin thought it absolutely necessary to collect as much supporting evidence as possible. However, in June 1858, Darwin received a letter from Wallace containing a clear and concise rendering of the concept of natural selection. Darwin, who was not quite ready yet, was forced to publish his ideas, and Wallace, who still was out collecting birds and beetles in the Malay Archipelago, had to be given credits due. Darwin discussed the matter with Charles Lyell and John Hooker, and it was decided that three papers, one by Wallace, being his letter, and two by Darwin (a letter to Asa Gray, and an abstract of Darwin's manuscript), were to be read at the meeting of the Linnean Society of London on June 2, and to be printed in the 'Journal of the Proceedings' of the Society (Volume 3, pp. 45-62, dated August 30, 1858). The reading hardly made a stir. However, the editors of the more popular and much wider-read 'The Zoologist' magazine sensed its importance and published it too (this copy) in the 16th volume, pp. 6293-6308. We offer the entire volume 16, bound in contemporary embossed full cloth. Some wear to spine ends and lower rear joint, armorial college bookplate on the front pastedown, small private owner's stamp on the half-title (F. F. Freeman, a relative of Darwin's bibliographer?), and a vague stamp on the title page verso. Otherwise fine, with clean pages. A really nice copy in very good condition. Freeman, 349. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kansas Bill. Speech of Hon. J. P. Benjamin, of La., delivered in Senate of the United States on Thursday, March 11, 1858. Slavery Protected by the Common Law of the New World. Guarantied [sic] by Constitution. Vindication of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

      Washington DC: G. S. Gideon, Printer, 1858. First Edition. Softcover (clasped wraps). Good +. Octavo, 29pp. A good or better copy in clasped wraps. A unique binding, held together with a small clasp at the top of the front wrap. Front wrap itself is detached, but present, with some chipping. The binding is otherwise intact, and there is some age-toning to the edges of the margins. The text is bright and clean. One thin crease through the middle of the pamphlet, not affecting the legibility of the text. Overall a clean, square example. This is an impassioned defense of slavery as an institution, and of the spread of it into Kansas and the expanding US territory. Benjamin, one of the first prominent American Jewish politicians, was at the time a Senator from Louisiana, and would become in a few years' time the Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America. A scarce and important pamphlet. Sabin 4705.

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        The Virginians. A Tale of the Last Century

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1858 - First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Van Duzer Bound in full crushed blue levant morocco by Riviere and Son, a.e.g., others uncut. A beautiful binding in fine condition Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street. 1858. London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. [1858-59]. First Edition. - Two volumes; 6 in. x 9 in., Volume I: half-title; frontispiece: "The Family Pew;" engraved title-page; printed title-page (1858); contents; list of plates: [i]-viii, [1]-382 pp. + publisher's ad leaf for other Thackeray titles; illustrated with 23 inserted, steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece (all of these show typical, age-related spotting and browning to the margins and the images). Volume II: frontispiece: "Sir George, my Lady, & their Master"; engraved title-page; printed title-page (1859); dedication; contents; list of plates: [i]-viii, [1]-376 pp., illustrated with 23 inserted, steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, (these also show spotting & tanning), both volumes have numerous, smaller, in-text wood enrgraved illustrations, also by Thackeray. Dark blue-green cloth with titling gilt on the spines, elaborate, blindstamped design of leaf forms on the spines and covers, tan endpapers. Loose bookplate of Isabelle Jenks Jones, in the back of the first volume. The spine ends, cover corner, edges show light wear, second volume shows an internal crack at pp. 2-3, partially loosening the text block from the binding. This set is preserved in a sturdy, and handsome slipcase, which features a dark green morocco leather spine and sides, with five raised bands on the spine, and gilt-lettered titling: THE VIRGINIANS W. M. THACKERAY / TWO VOLUMES FIRST EDITION LONDON, 1858, with dark green cloth sides, and a matching chemise with green marbled paper lining, and remains of a green silk ribbon pull. Both volumes show a bookseller's label on the lower back paste-downs: The Kamin Bookshop The Barbizon Plaza 1423 Sixth Ave., N.Y.C. Weight: 4 1/4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Virginians

      Bradbury & Evans 1858 - First edition, first issue, 1858 and 1859, two volumes. Issue points: p. 207, line 33, "actresses"; chapters 47 and 48 are misnumbered. First book edition, originally issued in parts, 1857-1859. Both volumes in very good condition. Each volume has a previous owner's bookplate attached to the front paste-down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full crushed blue levant morocco by Riviere and Son, a.e.g., others uncut. A beautiful binding in fine condition. First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Van Duzer

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        Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the.

      1858 - "Christian Sattler is My Name, I Die a Death of Scorn and Shame" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Detective Thain. [London], S.n., [1858]. 19-1/2" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted on 22-1/2" x 15" thick-paper backing sheet. Text in three columns below headline and large woodcut execution scene within woodcut border. Light browning, minor creases to corners, a few chips to edges touching borders. $1,950. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes a contrite eight-stanza ballad in Sattler's voice. The text is divided into seven sections titled "The Execution," "The Life," "The Murder," "The Trial," "Conduct of the Prisoner," "A Commutation of Sentence" and "A Copy of a Letter." (The commutation was due to a legal technicality relating the nature of Sattler's arrest. "The Letter" is the text of a letter from Sattler's Father). No copies listed on OCLC.

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        Album des deutschen Vereins zur Unterstutzung der Hinterlassenen verdienter Kunstler

      Selbstverlage des Vereins, Wurzburg 1858 - First edition. German. Octavo: viii, 352 pp.; 22 cm. Near fine in full contemporary leather with fine gilt boarders and decorative devices to both boards and the spine, all edges gilt; with some scuffing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and tight in a very fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Mexique, Antilles, États-Unis.

      - Kol. Stahlstich v. Ch. Dyonnet n. A.H. Dufour aus Atlas Universel b. Abel Pilon, Paris, 1858, 55 x 75,5 Zeigt die USA, Mexico und die Antillen. Zwei kleine Detailkarten von Guadeloupe und Martinique auf der rechten Seite. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        Supplemento al Movimento. Raccolta dei supplementi di questa rivista genovese in cui e' ricostruito il processo politico a Felice Orsini.

      Moretti, 1858. 2 voll. in 4, pp. 8 + 138 + (2) + 37 con una tav. all'antip. raff. Felice Orsini; 2 + 37 + 138 + 2 con una tav. all'antip. raff. Felice Orsini. Il primo dei due volumi presenta una mancanza all'angolo est. inferiore del p. ant. che continua alle successive 50 carte con lesione del testo. Mancanza al dorso del I volume e alone ai piatti. Il secondo volume si presenta invece in condizioni ottime, entrambi rilegati in mz. tl. coeva. Raccolta dei supplementi della rivista genovese 'Il Movimento. Giornale quotidiano politico letterario dell'Areopago' fondata nel 1855 come quotidiano politico-letterario genovese della Societa' dell'Areopago, attenta ai ai temi economico-amministrativi e scientifici. Il giornale fu di orientamento democratico ma non mazziniano, inizio' il suo corso editoriale il 26 aprile 1855 e duro' fino al 1866. I supplementi raccolti nei due tomi sono spesso consecutivi (dal 35 al 39, dal 40 al 47, dal 49 al 52...), altre volte mancano alcuni numeri. In ogni caso la trattazione e' completa perche' questa e' la raccolta dei supplementi che trattavano la vicenda del processo politico a Felice Orsini con la puntuale ricostruzione di tutte le sedute e la ricostruzione del dibattimento. ITA

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and the Seige of the Lucknow Residency with Some Observations on the Conition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army

      London: Richard Bentley, 1858 xii, 464 pp plus 31 pp of advertising. Three lithographed plates, two with intact glasine protectors, illustration frontis lacks protector.Four fold-out maps bound in and one 'plan of the locale' in text. Page 25 of the advertisements has been torn in half.Three editions of the book were published in 1858, and as no other editions are mentioned, I believe this to be a first edition. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Boards are dark red elaborately embossed cloth, some bumping to extremities. Bookbinders' sticker on rear endpapers so this is possibly a contemporary re-binding. GUBBINS, MARTIN RICHARD (1812-1863), Anglo-Indian official, born in 1812, went out to India as writer in 1830, and became assistant under the chief commissioner and resident at Delhi 26 April 1831. During the mutiny Gubbins took a prominent part in affairs at Lucknow, and from the beginning managed the intelligence department until the British position was beleaguered. By his advice the residency was garrisoned with European troops in place of the native guard. He urged Sir Henry Lawrence to send a reinforcement to aid Sir Hugh Wheeler, and when this was refused he tried in vain to dissuade Wheeler from entrusting to the Nana Sahib of Cawnpore the protection of the treasury. From the beginning of the mutiny Gubbins urged on Lawrence the disarmament of the native troops at Lucknow. His advice was not taken, and on 30 May 1857 most of the troops rose in revolt. On the following morning the 7th native cavalry also revolted, and in the pursuit which took place Gubbins, with his servant and two followers, took six prisoners. On 9 June Gubbins was appointed head of a provisional council during the absence of Sir Henry Lawrence through ill-health, and proceeded to carry out his scheme of disarmament with the remaining native troops. His orders were, however, countermanded by Lawrence on his return a few days later.Gubbins strongly advised an attack on the rebel troops in the neighbourhood of Lucknow; but when Lawrence consented, the attack was made without proper preparation. The result was the disaster at Chinhut on 30 June, which led to the siege of Lucknow. An account of the mutinies in Oudh which Gubbins prepared during the siege of Lucknow he sent in two parts to England for publication. The steamer conveying one of these parts, which contained an account of Havelock's campaign written by his son, was wrecked, and that part was rewritten by Gubbins on his arrival in England in 1857. 'The Mutinies in Oudh' was published in June 1858, and reached a third edition in October of the same year. Gubbins' centrality to the Seige and Relief of Lucknow make this a definitive account of the events of the summer of 1857.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Miscellanea storica narnese compilata per Giovanni March. Eroli. Volume I ( - II). LEG. CON: Narrazione storica sopra il santuario della Madonna del Ponte di Narni. LEG. CON: Notizie del celebre Ponte rotto di Augusto e di altri antichi e moderni ponti fabbricati sulle vie consolari presso Narni

      Tipografia del Gattamelata, Narni 1858 - 2 volumi legati in 1, in 8, cm 16 x 22,5, pp. 586 + (4); 400 con 6 tavole fuori testo incise all'acquaforte (di cui 2 piu' volte ripiegate) e con molte illustrazioni nel testo; 32 con 1 tavola fuori testo incisa all'acquaforte (Madonna del Ponte di Narni); 58. Mezza pelle coeva. Edizione originale di questo raro testo di storia narnese che raccoglie diversi saggi quali Il sacco dei Borboni; Notizie dei Vescovi di Eroli; Biografia di Cassio Blandolisi; Notizie di Galeazzo Marzio; Carteggio fra l'autore e i celebri archeologi Henzen.; Notizie della gente Arca; Ritratto di S. Giovenale; Discorso sull'eitomologia Nequinum; Notizie sopra F. Cardoli; La lega romana con Perugia e Narni; Idrologia narnese e molti altri. Si aggiungono i 2 saggi sul Santuario della Madonna del Ponte (Roma, Bertinelli, 1856) e le Notizie del celebre Ponte Rotto. e di altri sulle vie consolari presso Narni (1862). Rara questa miscellanea edita tra il 1858 e il 1862 come indicato in Lozzi (nota) '.nel catalogo Kirchhoff e Wigand e' registrata nei due volumi e nelle 2 rispettive date. La Platneriana la cita ne' due volumi ma colla sola data 1858'. Lozzi, I, 3091 ITA

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        Das Königreich Hannover und das Herzogthum Braunschweig (3 Bände in 2 Bänden) dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden, merkwurdigsten Stadte, Badeort, KIrchen, Burgen und sonstigen Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Historisch und topographisch beschrieben von O. v. Heinemann,

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, 1858. 1. Auflage, Originalausgabe, mit 168 (von 174) Original-Stahlstichen, 18x25, schwarzes HLdr, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieses schönes Ansichtenwerks Mit ORIGINAL-STAHLSTICHEN u. a. von:Braunschweig, Celle, Hildesheim, Osnabrück, Hannover, Wolfenbüttel, Lochum, Leer, Norderney, Norden, Verden, Stade, Harburg, Lüneburg, Göttingen, Goslar, Hameln, Herzberg u. v. m., die Buchrücken erneuert, die Tafeln teils etwas gebräunt, teils etwas feuchtigkeitsspurig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lk 43096, Originalgraphik, i

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      1858 - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1858. 115 x 188 mm, 230 pp. Reliure du début du XXème siècle signée Louis Guétant. Plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs richement orné d?encadrements, de fleurons et de trèfles rouges mosaïqués, plat à la Du Seuil, contreplats bordés et richement décorés de roulettes, couverture conservée, étui bordé. Dos passé. Troisième édition, en partie originale, augmentée de 9 poèmes inédits. UN DES 5 EXEMPLAIRES IMPRIMES sur vergé. Exemplaire illustré de 27 AQUARELLES ET PASTELS ORIGINAUX originaux signés de Jean Coulon. Chaque oeuvre à pleine page couvre la page de titre d?un poème. Artiste lyonnais, Jean Coulon participa à l?ouvrage La Vie lyonnaise : Autrefois, Aujourd?hui (1898) avec 650 illustrations en couleurs et enlumina quelques livres précieux à la demande de bibliophiles.Exemplaire bien établi par Louis Guétant, l?un des meilleurs artisans lyonnais du début du XXème siècle.

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      London, 1858. viii,247pp. Folding frontispiece map. Half title. 16mo. Original color pictorial boards, backstrip neatly replaced. Tiny closed tear to the map near the mounting stub. Otherwise a clean, very good copy. Includes descriptions of the gold rush, which had begun the same year as the publication of this work, and radically changed the character of the region, which had until that time been mainly a source of furs for the Hudson's bay Company. Reprinted in the appendix is the act of Parliament dated August 2, 1858, which called for a separate government for British Columbia. Hazlitt also treats the natives of the region, and includes a brief Chinook vocabulary. Hazlitt "[d]rew on primary sources - letters, and reports from the LONDON TIMES correspondent - for his description of the gold fever" - Streeter. TPL 3818 (lacking map). GAGNON I:1635. LANDE 1219. SABIN 31126. WAGNER-CAMP 300b. SMITH 4272. LOWTHER 73. STREETER 3411.

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        Panorma des Alpes Bernoises. Pris sur le Niesen prés de Thoune évélation audessus de la mer 7282 pieds de roi.

      Bern, im Selbstverlag (1858). - 23 x 158 cm. (gefaltet 12 x 23 cm). 2 zusammengesetzte Farblithographien in 15 Seiten als Leporelle gefaltet. In etwas späterer Halbleinwandmappe. Brun 1, 370. - Originalausgabe. - Schönes 360° Farbpanorama mit ausführlicher Namensbeschreibung der Berge. Dill (1808 - 1875) veröffentlichte eine Anzahl von Panoramen aus dem Berner Oberland und dem Wallis. Im Hauptberuf war er Kunstlehrer in der Privatschule von Fellenberg in Hofwyl.

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        DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA] [Part the First and Part the Second] THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ITS POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, REVIEWED AND EXAMINED. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface and Notes by John C. Spencer. Complete in One Volume

      New York A. S. Barnes & Co. 1858 - Two volumes in one. An early issue of the first complete edition issued in America, from the original English translation by Henry Reeve. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of George Washington. Large 8vo, in publisher's original ribbed brown cloth, the boards ruled and stamped with a diamond pattern in blind, the spine ruled in blind and gilt lettered, pale green endpapers, edges marbled. xx, 471; 404, [4 ad] pp. A very good copy, internally surprisingly fresh and clean with no foxing, the cloth and gilt a bit mellowed down at the spine panel, and with a little evidence of shelving at the edges, a solid and very reasonable copy, the rear board at some time creased with evidence showing to the cloth and rear pastedown. A well preserved copy of a book rarely found in pleasing condition. AN EARLY PRINTING OF DE TOQUEVILLE;S CLASSIC, COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CLOTH. COPIES FREE OF FOXING ARE QUITE SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA grew out of a trip to the United States De Tocqueville took as an assistant magistrate, with Gustave de Beaumont, in order to study the American penitentiary system for France. From New York City they traveled as far east as Boston, as far west as Green Bay, as far north as Sault Ste. Marie and Quebec, and as far south as New Orleans. Their analysis was published in 1833, and immediately afterward Tocqueville began to write the work by which he is best remembered. The first volume treats specific aspects of government and politics, including the principal of popular sovereignty, the nature of the states and local government, judicial power, the American Constitution, political parties, freedom of the press, suffrage, the role of the majority and the methods used to ensure against its tyranny, and the present and possible future of the three races making up the population --whites, blacks, and the indigenous peoples. There is also a discussion of the difficulties inhibiting the creation of an aristocracy, and an analysis of the causes of prosperity. The second volume more closely describes American traits and tendencies and examines the influence of democracy on manners, religion, science, and the arts. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA "remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language. More than this is true. Notwithstanding the changes which have occurred in the material and social circumstances of the United States during the last sixty years [written in 1898], the consequent elimination of certain factors in the civilization of this country, and the introduction of new and unforeseen problems,--notwithstanding all this, the student of modern popular government must revert to Tocqueville.When his work appeared, democracy was to some an 'ideal,' a 'brilliant dream;' to others, 'ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.' De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact" (Daniel Gilman, in his introduction to the 1898 edition, quoted by Larned 2807). De Tocqueville's conclusions about the system of government chosen by the young nation, and the implications of that choice, have been reexamined by each succeeding generation since it was originally published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1858 - First Edition. Original publisher's cloth. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life, Trial, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of.

      1858 - Murder at Sea [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Thain the Detective. [London: S.n., 1858]. 19-3/4" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted to 22-1/2" x 25" frame. Text in four columns within woodcut border, large woodcut vignette of execution, featuring a superimposed "close up" of the hanged man, within woodcut border near center of text below headline. Main text preceded by four stanzas of verse. Some toning, minor creases to margins, "February 8: 1858" in small early hand to upper right corner above border. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes an eight-stanza ballad about the crime and eight additional sections titled The Interview, The Letter, Sattler's Last Moments, The Condemned Sermon, The Trial, Verdict, Judge's Address, and The Execution. OCLC locates 2 copies (British Library, UNC-Chapel Hill).

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        History of the Afghans. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Captain William Jesse.

      London: John Murray, 1858 - Octavo (217 × 133 mm). Recently bound in half calf, to style, marbled boards and edges, red morocco label, low bands with milled gilt roll, floral lozenges to compartments, double rule in blind to spine and corner edges, grey-brown endpapers. Light browning, else very goodArmorial book plate of Cyril Flower, Baron Battersea, reimposed to front pastedown, that of Monier Williams, noted orientalist, Boden Professor of Sanskrit facing on the front free endpaper, and the attractive collector's plate of Gerald Sattin to the first blank. Light browning, else very good. . Folding engraved map at the rear, full-page map. First edition. "This book concentrates attention on the period from about 1700 until 1850 and includes critical comments on British policy. Travelling extensively from Iran across Afghanistan and Central Asia into India Ferrier developed a masterly knowledge of the history, geography, and languages of the area" (Yakushi). Joseph Philippe [or Pierre, but not Pierce pace Yakushi] Ferrier, author, "diplomat", explorer, and soldier of fortune (1811–1886), served with the chasseurs d'Afrique in the late 1830s, being invalided back to France around 1837. "In 1839, while being prosecuted by his creditors, he developed a feeling for adventure" (Encyclopaedia Iranica) and signed up to serve as an instructor with the Persian army. A rather ramshackle, unofficial mission to Persia was formed, which in the way of such freelance adventures imploded. "Only Ferrier had learnt Persian, and he imposed himself on the remaining officers Ferrier was appointed adjutant-general and 'chef d'état major' with an eight-year contract. He was sent to Zanjan to train cavalry battalions and was awarded with the Order of the Lion and Sun. His military mission soon revealed itself purposeless". Ferrier returned disappointed to France to only discover that Franco-Persian diplomatic relations had been reopened offering the chance of further service, and he immediately took himself to Baghdad. Receiving a meagre subsidy from the French government, he decided to undertake the perilous overland journey through Persia and Afghanistan to join the group of French officers at Lahore in the service of Ranjit Singh's burgeoning Sikh empire. "After the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838–42, conditions in Afghanistan were much disturbed. Having reached Herat with many difficulties, Ferrier was suspected by Yar Mohammed to be an English spy. After a long and perilous itinerary in Afghanistan, where he fell prey between rival local rulers [sic], he would return to Herat and reach Tehran. During his voyage, and particularly at the end, he sent reports on the British in Central Asia to Henry Rawlinson at Baghdad and to Justin Sheil at Tehran. He brought to Sheil a manuscript from Alexander Burnes. He also reported to Sartiges on the political situation in Afghanistan". An account of his trip was published in an English translation in 1857, only being issued in French in 1870. He subsequently served similarly ill-fated results in Persia, France and finally India, having in between times bankrupted himself with an agricultural project on Rhodes. He died in Marseilles in 1886. In his preface Jesse makes the point that Ferrier's writings "can be more thoroughly appreciated here [in England] than in France; and that they must prove of real value in England is evident when we consider how great are the interests involved in the development – commercial, social, and religious – of that vast continent which Providence has permitted to fall under our rule". Uncommon, and a well-presented copy. Yakushi F32. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Game of Billiards [A Manual of the Game of Billiards]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company 1858. xii, 13-267 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration & lettering to front board & spine. Spine lettering dulled with slight wear to extremities. Endpapers darkened. Stain to fore-edge affecting margins of leaves (but not affecting text). Frontis portrait engraving. With 28 full-page diagrams and additional illustrations. Binding firm. . Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 1858. 8vo..

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        Vue Gènèrale de Rome prise du Mont Janicule

      Parigi 1858 - Bella e rara veduta panoramica di Roma presa dal monte Gianicolo. La litografia, come il disegno, è opera di C. Fichot. La veduta di Fichot compare nel Catalogue de fonds et d’assortiment dell'editore francese François Delarue, datato 1858 . Il nostro esemplare reca l'indirizzo dell'editore Lemercier. Litografia originale, finemente acquarellata, qualche piccolo strappo e qualche alone nei margini bianchi, senza interessare l'immagine, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Nice large perspective view of Rome from Gianicolo, drawned and lithographed by C. Fichot. These Fichot litho is listed in the Catalogue de fonds et d’assortiment of the French editor François Delarue, dated 1858 . Our copy bears the Lemercier address. Orignal litho, finely hand-colored, some tears and soiling in the white margins, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition. Dimensioni 680 510mm

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        Trial of Hon Frederick A Tallmadge, General Superintendent of...

      1858. 1858 Trial of the Head of New York City's Police Department for Neglect of Duty [Trial]. Tallmadge, Frederick A. [1792-1869], Defendant. Gerry, Elbridge T. [1837-1927], Reporter. Trial of Hon. Frederick A. Tallmadge, General Superintendent of Metropolitan Police, Before James W. Nye, Esq., President and Hon. James S.T. Stranahan, Thomas B. Stillman, Esq., And James Bowen, Esq., Commissioners of Police, Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor of the City of New York, And Hon. Samuel S. Powell, Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, Ex-Officio Commissioners of police: With the Argument of His Counsel. New York: Baker & Goldwin, Printers, 1858. 88 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Spine abraded, covers detached, lightly soiled and moderately edgeworn. Light toning to text, small chips to fore-edges of a few leaves, presentation inscription from Gerry to upper corner of front wrapper. * Only edition. "Frederick Tallmadge, general superintendent of the Metropolitan (New York City) Police, was charged with neglect of duty in a hearing before the Board of Police Commissioners. He allegedly did not respond to a call from the Quarantine Station on Staten Island where several hospitals had been set on fire by a mob. He was cleared of one charge, censured on another, and restored to duty" (Cohen). OCLC locates 8 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, New York University, Northwestern, Social Law, University of Minnesota, US Supreme Court, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14665.

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        Tales of Blackwood

      , 1858. 1858. (BLACKWOOD MAGAZINE). Tales of Blackwood. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons (1858-61). Twelve volumes. Small octavo, later three-quarter black calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, speckled edges. $1500.Finely bound set of stories and essays from

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        Engagement with the Tae-Ping rebels at Nanking, by Her Majesty's ships Furious, Retribution, Cruizer, Dove and Lee: on the 20th of November 1858, during their passage up the Yang-Tse-Kiang. Conveying to Han-Kan his excellency the right honourable the earl of Elgin . H.M's minister plenipotentiary'.

      [1858?], London: lithographed by T. G. Dutton, published by Day & Son, 1858 - Although the British used force against the Chinese government to secure a commercial treaty, they had no wish to overthrow the government itself. Therefore, they chose not to support the Taiping rebels, who had captured Nanking in 1853, and were prepared to take action against them, as in this vividly depicted incident during the second Opium War. The artist was a British naval officer. Morrison II, p. 547 Slight crease in lower side of mount. In a modern window mount. First edition Coloured lithographed print, 340 x 464 mm, on its original mount with caption, 480 x 740 mm.

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        The Gouernayle of Helthe: with the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke. With Introductory Remarks and Notes by William Blades.

      London, Blades, East & Blades, 1858. Reprinted in 1858 from William Caxton's edition of 1490, and LIMITED TO 55 COPIES ONLY. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard is a printed facsimile of the first page of Caxton's book, repeated within, the text consists of a complete reproduction of Caxton's print in gothic type and "an annotated reprint" in roman type, pages: viii, [1], 25, [1], [36], [40], followed by 8 pages of Glossary, plus the prospectus for the Treatise on the Typographical Works of William Caxton, bound in full publisher's black morocco, gilt border to covers, rebacked to match, no lettering or label, all edges red. Small neat repair to fore-edge of upper cover, edges of covers just slightly rubbed, tissue guard browned and with a small chip at fore-edge, new pastedowns, inner hinges and one inner joint at front strengthened with bookbinder's linen tape, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "An effort has been made, by the use of Types very similar to those employed by Caxton, to give this reprint something of the Appearance of the Original. To effect this still further, the Types were cast expressly in Pewter, which, from its Softness, yields an Impression resembling more the Productions of the early Printers than could be obtained from harder materials. Great care has been taken to make the Text an accurate Reproduction of the Original". (Preface). Fifteenth century books on health are very rare. This is a health maintenance manual focusing on how to keep men (not women) healthy, with occasional notes on ill-health. Both parts were published anonymously and The Governayle of Helthe has been variously attributed to John de Bordeaux and also to Bartholomaeus Montagnana, the younger, the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke has been attributed to John Lydgate. Caxton's edition was not reprinted until our edition of 1858 which is beautifully printed. William Blades the editor and publisher of our edition was deeply interested in Caxton and wrote the Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer, which was published in 1861-1863. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Three (3) Typed Letters Signed.

      Secretary of the Nebraska Territory (1858-61); secretary of agriculture (1893-97); originator of Arbor Day (1872). In 1894 a motion was made to set aside one million dollars to help farmers in eradicating the Russian thistle -- a proposal so ludicrous it outraged many. A flurry of newspaper articles across the country then reported a humorous exchange of letters between a Dayton, Iowa "farmer" who nominated himself for the position of chief thistle exterminator for that state and the tongue-in-cheek replies of the then-Agriculture Secretary. Offered here are three of the several letters from Morton that were the subject of these articles; the letters from the "farmer," one Edward Peterson of Dayton, Iowa, that occasioned these replies do not survive. First is a TLS, 2pp, 8" X 10", Washington, DC, 1894 April 3. Addressed to Edward Peterson. Near fine. On "Department of Agriculture" letterhead, Morton replies, in part: "I am... glad to see that you thoroughly appreciate my sympathetic efforts in behalf of the 'infant industry' of thistle destroying by Government appropriations. The Hansbrough Bill will never be perfect, until paternalism has so amended it as to have the Government not only weed, but plow, cultivate, and garner all crops for the people of the United States. The circulation of pint, quart, and gallon packages of the Kentucky antidote for snake bites, gratuitously, under Government franks, through the mails, ought to begin as soon as serpents open up for summer business. There is no crop so dangerous to mankind (as Adam's experience in the Garden of Eden shows us) as a snake crop...." Second is a TLS, 2pp, dated 1894 April 21. Reads in part: "...we so thoroughly agree as to the humbuggery of the government attempting to do all kinds of business for all kinds of people, and to help everybody get rich out of every other body. It will interest you to know that I have received from Lakeview, Lake Co., Oregon, under date of April 7, 1894, a communication signed by Mr. Thos. C. Little, requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture send him some Russian Thistle seed for sowing upon 'eaten out ranges of Oregon.' He says: 'Our trouble is to get a plant that will grow on the dry land and in our dry climate. If the Russian Thistle will stand our soil and climate, it will be a God-send to stockmen.' Possibly you can work up a letter, addressed to the Department, asking... that an experimental Russian Thistle farm be established, and that you be appointed to conduct it at a liberal salary. We had sorghum cane farms, sugar-beet farms, and grass farms, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture ran at large expense, until they were abolished by the present administration; and all of the people were taxed to support them, while a few of the people only could be benefited by the experiments which they carried on. Why, then, should we not the few men who want Russian Thistle to grow on the arid lands of worn-out ranges in Oregon, be furnished by the Government with Russian Thistle seed from an experimental Russian Thistle farm. Be kind enough to take this matter up in your own inimitable way, and write, seriously, for the establishment of a Russian Thistle Farm -- having given up the idea of being appointed Chief Mogul of the thistle extermination...." And third is a TLS, 1p, dated 1894 May 12. Reads in part: "The readiness with which you foresee the changes thus foreshadowed in the probable attitude of the Government toward the Russian thistle and adjust your application to suit the altered circumstances is worthy of all admiration. I have allowed your letter to find its way into the hands of a few newspaper correspondents as I think its publication ought surely to open the eyes of that surprisingly large number of American journalists who failed to see the point of your first letter. Your last letter cannot, I think, fail to indicate to the most opaque mind the fact that no one appreciates more thoroughly than yourself the absurdities which unrestrained paternalism in legislation must result in...." All letters are signed boldly in full, and all three original envelopes are present. Also present are original clippings from half a dozen different newspapers quoting this unique exchange. A delightful grouping showing off Morton's intolerance of government chicanery.

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        Journal de la physiologie de l'homme et des animaux.

      Paris, Baillière, Masson, 1858-1863. ____ Tout ce qui a paru de cette revue, dirigée par Brown-Séquard. Il y a publié de très nombreux mémoires originaux dont : "Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de douleur, de température et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moelle épinière." (Garrison-Morton 1465 : "Among Brown-Séquard's best work was his study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord." Ont collaboré à la revue par des mémoires originaux : Claude BERNARD ("Sur les variations de couleur dans le sang veineux des organes glandulaires."; "Sur une nouvelle fonction du placenta." ; "De la matière glycogène considérée comme condition de développement de certains tissus chez le foetus..."; "Recherches expérimentales sur les nerfs vasculaires et calorifiques du grand sympathique.") Paul BROCA ("Sur l'hybridité en général, sur la distinction des espèces animales..."); CHARCOT ("Note sur quelques cas d'affection de la peau dépendant du système nerveux...") Jules MAREY ("Du pouls et des bruits vasculaires." ; "Recherches sur l'état de la circulation, d'après les caractères du pouls fournis par un nouveau sphymographe." L. OLLIER ("Recherches expérimentales sur la production artificielle des os au moyen de la transplantation du périoste..."; "De la moelle des os et de son rôle dans l'ossification normale et pathologique.") VULPIAN ("Sur la racine sensitive ou ganglionnaire du nerf hypoglosse.") et d 'autres mémoires de CHAUVEAU, Charles ROBIN, Charles ROUGET... Dos frottés. Quelques mouillures claires et des rousseurs. DSB, 2, 524.*-------*. 6 volumes in-8. [226 x 142 mm] Collation : 848 / (4), 735 / (4), 751, (1) / (4), 683, (1) / 700 / 721, (3) pp., 53 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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      London: Bell & Daldy, 1858.  First edition, w/Errata slip sewn in facing p.viii but w/no adverts, & w/the smaller spine ornament w/tail turned to left which Colbeck accepts as the earliest issue, 17 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/embossed borders to covers & gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-248 pp.  The printed Dedication (p.[v]) is to Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  One of 500 copies printed by Charles Wittingham at the Chiswick Press, London.  With the decorative bookplate of Montgomery Evans II & ornate circular bookseller's ticket of Pickering (Piccadilly) both to fr. pastedown, & w/decorative leather bookplate of W. Van R. Whitall to recto of fr. ep.; but far more importantly signed "CL Dodgson, Ch. Ch." (Christ Church College Oxford, where he lived & taught) to head of half-title, & w/brief autograph notes to pp.51 & 119 which according to pencil notes in another hand under the signature & to recto of rear ep. were made by Dodgson.  This book is listed as item 1404 in Lovett's "Descriptive Catalogue of the Private Library of Charles L. Dodgson" (McFarland, 2005).  Dodgson knew most of the Pre-Raphaelites & admired their works, & this book is a prime example of his connections w/the group.  Enclosed in its custom-made red cloth slipcase w/½ red morocco spine bearing gilt title.  Slipcase Very Good (small stains to rear & top, & extremities sl. rubbed); binding Good (several small chips to spine cloth, corners sl. bumped, small ink spot to fr. cover, & fr. hinge cracked w/rear starting); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. thumbing).  Slater 1, Scott 2, Vaughan 7, Ashley III 162, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Fredeman 43.11 ("in many respects the most Pre-Raphaelite volume of poetry which the movement produced.... In all that he later accomplished Morris never quite equalled his achievement in 'The Defence of Guenevere'" [p.162]), Colbeck 2 (altho' his has the adverts), LeMire A-2.01.

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        Directorium Anglicanum

      London: Joseph Masters, 1858 Directorium Anglicanum; Being A Manual of Directions for The Right of the Holy Communion... According to Ancient Uses of the Church of England. With Plan of Chancel and Illustrations. PP: [xxxii], 245, [12 plts]. Vellum binding, gilt lettered, (rubbed, hand printed title inscribed on backstrip), yapp edges, text block clear & clean, a very good edition.

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        Illustriertes Gedicht des Justinus Kerner: Graf Asper 1858

      - Technik: Zwei Aquarelle auf Papier, aufgezogen auf ein Blatt mit kalligraphischem Text in schwarzer Tusche und farbigen Initialen. Beschriftung: Links unten in der linken Darstellung signiert und datiert mit "H Lossow 1858", verso von fremder Hand bezeichnet mit "H. Lossow". Provenienz: Gesammelte Graphik von Dr. F.W. Denzel, München. Grösse: 13 x 21 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 22,2 x 23,2 cm. Beschreibung: Wunderschön illustriertes Gedicht nach Justinus Kerners (1786 Ludwigsburg - 1862 Weinsberg) Gedicht "Graf Asper". Die acht Strophen des märchenhaften Gedichts sind in kunstvoller Kalligraphie mittig aufgeschrieben und werden seitlich von zwei Illustrationen gerahmt. Links ist der junge Graf Asper zu sehen, der von einer Heerfahrt zurückkehrend an einem Brunnen im Wald steht. Mit dem Eimer des Brunnens zieht er einen Zwerg herauf, der ihn dazu verleitet in den Eimer zu steigen und hinabzufahren. Rechts ist die Klosterjungfrau gezeigt, die an selbigem Brunnen steht und den Eimer hinaufzieht. Darin befindet sich das Skelett des toten Grafen, das sie sehr erschreckt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Overland Route to India and China

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1858, 1858. First edition. OCLC records three copies (Peabody Essex, National Library of Scotland & BL). Upper wrapper smudged with blue ink, with a marbling effect; very good copy.. 12mo, original printed wrappers, 48 pages. Five illustrations in the text, but without the additional 12 chromolithographed plates, as called for in OCLC. A rare travel guidebook by sea - not as the title states by land - from England to China, with stops and short descriptions of Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, India, Ceylon, Hong Kong, Singapre and Shanghai.

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858. First Edition. Very Good. Octavo. Original maroon morocco-grained cloth, stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt; two volumes, brown coated endpapers. Easily, a very good, unsophistocated copy of the author's first book, now quite scarce in the original cloth. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; volume I with bookplate or label removed from front pastedown, leaving evidence of it's removal, rear outer hinge starting. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of volume I. Housed in an excellent quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise.

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        Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the..

      1858. "Christian Sattler is My Name, I Die a Death of Scorn and Shame" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Detective Thain. [London], S.n., [1858]. 19-1/2" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted on 22-1/2" x 15" thick-paper backing sheet. Text in three columns below headline and large woodcut execution scene within woodcut border. Light browning, minor creases to corners, a few chips to edges touching borders. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes a contrite eight-stanza ballad in Sattler's voice. The text is divided into seven sections titled "The Execution," "The Life," "The Murder," "The Trial," "Conduct of the Prisoner," "A Commutation of Sentence" and "A Copy of a Letter." (The commutation was due to a legal technicality relating the nature of Sattler's arrest. "The Letter" is the text of a letter from Sattler's Father). No copies listed on OCLC.

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        The Kitab-I-Yamini,: Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, early conquerors of Hindustan, and founders of the Ghaznavide Dynasty. Translated from the Persian Version of the contemporary Arabic chronicle of Al Utbi, by the Rev. James Reynolds, B.A.

      London Oriental Translation Fund. 1858 - An English translation from the Persian of this contemporary history of the Ghaznavid dynasty with, inter alia, chapters on the capture of Multan and on the construction of the Jama Mosque at Ghazni. A near fine copy in original cloth, spine label. First edition pp.xxxvi, 511, [1, errata].

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Including a History of the Old Township of Dartmouth and the Present Townships of Westport, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven ... [bound with:] The Old Colony Railroad: its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places ... by Burleigh. (Folding map; illustrated. 32pp. Boston: Rand, Avery, 1875)

      New Bedford, Mass: Published by the Author, 1858. First edition. 412 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century half green morocco and marbled boards and endpapers, marbled edges. Small closed tear to map, otherwise a beautiful copy, from the library of J.B. VOORHEES of Brooklyn. Inserted before the title page is the Schedule for the Old Colony Railroad, Fall River Line ... between Boston and New York". First edition. 412 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Including a History of the Old Township of Dartmouth and the Present Townships of Westport, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven . [bound with:] The Old Colony Railroad: its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places . by Burleigh. (Folding map; illustrated. 32pp. Boston: Rand, Avery, 1875)

      Published by the Author, New Bedford, Mass 1858 - First edition. 412 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century half green morocco and marbled boards and endpapers, marbled edges. Small closed tear to map, otherwise a beautiful copy, from the library of J.B. VOORHEES of Brooklyn. Inserted before the title page is the Schedule for the Old Colony Railroad, Fall River Line . between Boston and New York" [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Plays of Shakespeare (3 Vols.)

      London: George Routledge & Co, 1858. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. John Gilbert (Brothers Dalziel). A handsome copy of this 1858 London edition of the Plays, complete in 3 volumes and published by the venerable George Routledge & Co. of London. All 3 volumes solid and VG+ in their half-leather over marbled boards. Mild darkening along the spines, outer hinges and tips. Former owner armorial bookplate at each front pastedown as well. Thick quartos, matching marbled endsheets, pastedowns and edges. Nicely illustrated thruout by John Gilbert, the engraving process by Brothers Dalziel.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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      Paris: Garnier Férers, 1858. [4],344pp. Half title. 12mo. Contemporary green quarter leather and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor foxing. Very good. A captivating account of the failed socialist utopian community at Reunion, written by the group's physician. "In 1853 Victor Considerant and Albert Brisbane journeyed by horseback through Texas, and Considerant returned to Europe full of plans for creating a utopian socialist colony there. He raised over a million francs and purchased 47,000 acres in Texas. In 1855 he returned with colonists and established the settlement of La Reunion near Dallas. Subsequently, close to 500 colonists settled there. These included writes, musicians, artists, artisans, and free spirits, but only two farmers. As might be expected, a couple of years of utopian bickering and successive Texas droughts brought the experiment to a speedy collapse. The colony was abandoned, and Considerant moved to San Antonio, where he lived until 1869 when he returned to France. Many of the colonists at La Reunion were well-educated, and Julie Considerant organized a salon in a cedar brake along the banks of the Trinity, where the colonists met to discuss the ideas of Fourier, Proudhon, Cabet, Sue, Hugo, and other writers and philosophers. Some colonists brought with them extensive libraries, several of which have found their way into university libraries in Texas" - Jenkins. The experiment at Reunion was to be one of the first exercises in practical communism. Considerant, well known in European progressive circles, was an intimate of Marx and some have suggested the latter may have even plagiarized from Considerant's work. Regardless, Considerant was among the first to establish a community on what could be called Marxist principles, and he was widely successful at convincing others to join him. Among the subscribers was Dr. Augustin Savardan, who became the leading physician of the colony and its chief magistrate. But his stay in the colony was brief, and by 1857 several significant conflicts with Considerant prompted him to leave the venture and return to France. In 1858 he published this exposé, lambasting Considerant for his shoddy preparation and overall inadequacy as a leader. "This book is the only detailed record by a colonist of the day-to-day life in La Réunion" - HANDBOOK OF TEXAS. An essential Texas item. Extremely rare. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 33 (ref). HANDBOOK OF TEXAS (online). HOWES S127, "aa." SABIN 77268.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Lovell Reeve, 1858. First edition. 8vo., 451 pp., approx. 45 pp. advertisements, including the catalogue of one hundred stereoscopic views of Egypt and Nubia, published by Negretti & Zambra; 20 mounted albumen stereographs with tissue guards, engraved map. Gilt-decorated textured cloth, t.e.g. Lightly rubbed on extremities, head and foot-cap rebuilt, owner's name in pencil on endpaper, and light foxing to several tissue guards; else a very good copy. This is the first book to contain original mounted stereographs; the exposures were made by Smyth on Teneriffe in the mid 1850s, and serves as an important astronomical report. TRUTHFUL LENS No.152. Gernsheim - INCUNABULA No. 79. Roosens and Salu No. 9814.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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