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        Two ALS to Mrs R. Winslow

      , 1858. 1858. 8 pp total. Old folds. 8 pp total. Both of these letters are filled with rich content on Prarie City in Kansas Territory and the California gold rush. In fact, Haven's spends most of the first letter bemoaning his misfortune before discussing "United Brethren have held their annual conference in Prairie City the past week. I have been to Meeting this forenoon nad heard an excellent discounrse delivered by the Bishop ... The Methodists had a Camp Meeting in a grove near Prairie City in September"The second letter is of greater interest as he relays news from a mutual friend of life in California: "All the dangerous places there was on Humbolt [River] & Goose Creek. There had been fifty emigrants killed before they went through and he says that he knew not how many times their company found ... dead men. One train he spoke of was entirely destroyed ... Some of the company have written back that they had one very hard battle with the Indians. [Later at Maryville:] There were hundreds of miners travelling through the mines waiting for the rainy season to set in for good ... I do not know whether all of Kansas will go to California in the spring or not but if one half go that talk of going, there will be quite a turn around"

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp on one sheet of "Gad's Hill Place" stationery, "Saturday" June 19, 1858, with signed envelope

      Referencing Falstaff's ambush at Gad's Hill, our letter is written about two years after Dickens purchased his " little Kentish Summer house" which is his much loved Gad's Hill Place home. Dickens writes to American historian and biographer William Elder who wrote the biography of American arctic explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane. The biography by Elder was published in 1858. "Coming down this summer to my little Kentish Summer house -which stands on the very spot where Falstaff ran away from the men in buckram...I find your letter...." Dickens refers to Falstaff's ambush in "Henry IV" by William Shakespeare, an association Dickens often made since he enjoyed the connection to the greatest English playwright. At Gad's Hill Place, Dickens wrote "A Tale of Two Cities," "Great Expectations," "Our Mutual Friend," "The Uncommercial Traveller" and the unfinished "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." The home at Gad's Hill Place was built in 1780 for Thomas Stephens, former Mayor of Rochester. As a child, Dickens admired the home which he passed on walks with his father. The letter continues, "I have no definable reason for supposing that I have never answered it [his correspondent's letter] and yet there is something in the physiognomy of the letter which has a dubious if not reproachful air about it...." He wonders if he already thanked Elder for having sent his recent book, the "life of Doctor Kane...I have read the book with great interest... your unaffected and vigorous writing in your own person...stands in need of no comment...It would be so deficient of me to tell you with what pleasure I grasp a hand so cordially stretched out to me across the water as yours... rather as I am quite sure you had an instinctive perception of the truth...." Dickens signs with a large signature and paraph noting the name of his correspondent below his signature, "William Elder Esquire." Dickens also signs on the lower left portion of the envelope. The letter is addressed in his hand and in another hand docketed with date on the left edge. The envelope is most likely the transmittal envelope for the letter, however, the color does not match the letter's tone. Condition: Remnants of prior mounting on blank fourth page. Our research indicates the letter has not been published. With engraving "Engraved in Mezzotint" by H. Blackburne Hart, approximate image size is 4.5 x 4 inches.

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        Daily Life in 19th Century India - Manuscript Diary of an English Woman]*....

      [354]pp manuscript diary covering exactly 4 years from January 1st 1858 to December 31st 1861. Each page is written in Arabella Maitland's attractive largely legible handwriting. Although the paper is unlined each entry is meticulously written as though there were visible lines. The manuscript is bound in a contemporary half leather foolscap ledger, marbled paper covered boards, binding is worn in places, with some loss of leather on spine and small 2.5cm split upper joint. 32 x 20.5cm. The text is very clean and overall this is a very handsome diary. Arabella Maitland, the daughter of clergyman Joseph Wright, was born, grew up and married in India, during the last days of the East India Company. In this detailed daily diary she narrates four years of her life in Madras (including a period in Bangalore to escape the summer heat!) with her husband and children. This diary gives us a personal account, at times touching account, of life as it was for those well placed in British India in the mid 19th century. A loving mother, Arabella Maitland was understandably quite focussed on life around the house and she naturally describes her children's health and activities in detail. It is clear that anxiety about illness, her family's and her own, preys on her mind. However her horizon extends beyond the home. She is keenly interested in John Maitland's, her husband, military career and many other facets of their world outside the house. A constant thread running throughout the diary are social activities and news of her friends and neighbours. The diary serves as a view into this world with all of its complications and interest. Arabella mentions the financial situations of others, she tells of a letter which she and John wrote to the secretary of the Retiring Fund Committee regarding their "swindling behaviour", of her work with John to rearrange the rules of his Department and many other occasions and incidents. Snippets of John's professional life appear in the journal. An example of this being the visit of the Department local staff to their home on New Year's Day 1860 at which time John took the opportunity to address the staff to stress to them the importance of education for their children with the aim of expanding their horizons so they might grow up to become Department Collectors.Arabella mixes socially with a range of Europeans including those with military, missionary and church backgrounds. A strong believer herself she never fails to comment on the family's church attendance, sermons and the texts of the day. Apart from church several times a week, she led a busy life teaching her many children, running the household, doing good works (her visits to the Female Asylum are an example) and both visiting and receiving visitors on an almost daily basis. It is interesting to read both the similarities and differences between the social interactions of the time. For example, her reference to the majority of her friends and acquaintances by their title, while in contrast with this apparent formality, she and her friends very frequently call on each other without invitation. There are numerous references to key military and administrative figures including the Governor's of Madras, George Harris, 3rd Baron Harris and Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan. Arabella also details her angst and uncertainty over the changing fortunes of the East India Company "The last day of the old East Indian Co's rule!" and her husband's military career (four regiments of the Madras Light Cavalry and the Madras Artillery batteries disappeared in the post-Mutiny reorganisation).Arabella's husband, Lt Col John R. A. Maitland had a distinguished military career, in particular during his service in the Madras Artillery. There he became the Superintendent of the Gun Carriage Manufactory where he set up a school for his artificers. This led to debate about a College, and the setting up of Madras University (of which he became a fellow). He served as the Governor's aide-de-camp at one point early in his career, which goes some way towards explaining his close relationship to various people in the government of the Madras Presidency. John Maitland ended his days as Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery. Some of his and Arabella's male children were named after those directors of the East India Company who recommended him for entry to the company. Both Arabella and John Maitland had notable lineages. John's maternal grandfather was Sir William Maxwell of Monreith (1715-1771), from a line of Baronets which continues to today. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157268)....

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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung.

      Stuttgart and Tubingen: J.S. Cotta, 1845-1858. Four octavo text volumes and atlas in two volumes; the atlas comprising 42 engraved plates (many handcoloured) and descriptive text; in later nineteenth-century gilt decorated half roan. Paradigm publication of nineteenth-century empirical science: 'the book contains a complete survey of the physical sciences and their relation to each other... He laid the foundation of modern physical geography, meteorology and geography of plants' (Printing and the Mind of Man 320).Destined for government service, Humboldt's aspiration for scientific exploration derived in part from his lively contact with Georg Forster at Gottingen University. The two men later visited England together in 1790.Humboldt intended to accompany the Baudin expedition to Australia and the Pacific, but delays in departure frustrated the eager naturalist and inadvertently led to his extensive travels in South America. Publication of the South American surveys was an epic task, 'but it was Kosmos... which Humboldt really considered his life's work'.The publication of Kosmos established a cohesive framework and method for synthesising the physical and biological sciences, with the ultimate aim of understanding the nature and distribution of life on earth. Rigorously dedicated to empirical process, Humboldt banished the last vestiges of religious and mystical causation in European science.This set comprises first editions of the text volumes, while the atlas volumes are from the later edition prepared by Traugott Bromme with the alternate title Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos (published in Stuttgart by Krais & Hoffmann, 1861). There was an index volume issued posthumourously, not present with this set. Tender hinges and some wear to spine ends of the atlas volumes (one headband frayed), otherwise a very good set.

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        La Comtesse de Charny

      Chez Dufour Mulat & Boulanger. Première édition illustrée de 64 gravures sur bois hors-texte dont les 2 frontispices par Philippoteaux, Pisan, Pouget... sur papier fort.binding en demi chagrin noir d'époque grainé signée Ch. Girard (Angers) à plats de percaline verte grainée. spine à nerfs orné de filets à froid et à chaud. Titre doré. Quelques petites taches très pâles et blanchâtres sur les plats. papier très propre et exempt de rousseurs mais cuit, vaguement jaunâtre. un passage de vers en marge intérieure du titre à la page 14 (environ 2,5 cm sans toucher le texte), les marges hautes et droite ont été restaurées de 241 à 272 et de 513 à 528 (quelques parties de mots manquent, sans nuisance de compréhension), un trou de vers de 373 à 528, un travail de ver en partie haute de 374 à 394 (sur quasiment la largeur, manque de texte sans nuisance de compréhension, le haut de page est fragile). Bon exemplaire, sobrement mais bien relié.Titre que l'on rencontre rarement, la série des trois mousquetaires ou du Comte de Monte-Cristo étant plus courante. Le roman porte en sous-titre Mémoire d'un médecin, l'ensemble formant un cycle de 5 romans se faisant plus ou moins suite, ainsi que procède toujours Alexandre Dumas : Le collier de la reine, Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge, Ange Pitou, Joseph Basalmo. Ces romans se situent tous à l'époque de la Révolution française, peu avant, ou peu après. Chez Dufour Mulat & Boulanger Paris 1858 Fort in-8 (16,5x27cm) 544pp. et 636pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Papers relative to the Separation of the Moreton Bay District from New South Wales, and the Establishment of a Separate Government.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1858. Tall quarto, vi, 66pp. (last blank), with a folding handcoloured map measuring 550 x 405 mm., very good condition. Important collection of parliamentary papers detailing the separation of the Moreton Bay district from New South Wales, the precursor to the declaration of Queensland as a discrete colony in December 1859. The papers include a significant Arrowsmith map of the region proposing new border divisions coloured by hand.In 1851 the first Moreton Bay representative was appointed New South Wales parliament; by 1858 nine members represented districts north of the Clarence River. The isolation of the settlement from Sydney brought a sense of neglect alongside serious administration problems, motivating squatters and free settlers towards political self-determination.The large folding map bound into this report was printed by renowned London cartographer John Arrowsmith. It is dated January 1858 and titled Map shewing the proposed boundary between News South Wales and the Moreton Bay Colony, and the proposed division of that Colony into Electoral Districts. The new border between the two colonies is handcoloured red and yellow, and runs along the 29th parallel until following the course of the Barwon and Dumaresq rivers. Electoral districts north of the border are coloured in green, while those in New South Wales are yellow. The map details the entire coastline from the mouth of the Clarence River at Shoal Bay to Cape Gloucester (near present day Bowen) above the 20th parallel.The report presents a rich and varied collection of documents illustrating both sides of a contentious debate. Petitions for and against separation from all the northern districts are included, some of which shed valuable light on local aspirations for political self-determination. The issue of debt features prominently, given the colony of New South Wales carried the considerable burden of £2,234,700; accordingly several of the submissions included in this report discuss how this is to be shared with the nascent Moreton Bay Colony.Likewise, the resumption of transportation is openly broached in the report - an important issue given the history of Moreton Bay as a destination for violent recidivists until abandoned for this purpose in 1839 in favour of Port Arthur. Although the township at Moreton Bay had existed as a free settlement for some years, squatters desired a return of transportation to solve the shortage of labour. Ultimately, the colony of Queensland was formed without a resumption of transportation to the eastern seaboard of Australia.

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        Principles of Social Science.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, 1858-9. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front boards decorated in blind, cream endpapers, top edge brown. Two plates in vol. I. Bookplates and bookseller's tickets to front pastedowns, library stamps to endpapers. Wear and some closed tears to extremities, sunning to spine and boards, light pencil annotations to p. xiii of vol. I and p. i of vol. III, loss to top corner and tear to fore edge of p. 425 of vol. I, loss to top corner of rear free endpaper of vol. I, heavy crease to rear free endpaper of vol. II, blindstamp to p. ix of vol. III, rear pastedown of vol. III cockled, a good set. First edition. Carey is often considered the founder of the American school of economics, notable for his criticism of British classical economic theory, his support of Alexander Hamilton's idea of protectionism in relation to American industry, and for his position as Lincoln's chief economic advisor. This is his second major work, the first being his treatise Principles of Political Economy, published from 1837 to 1840. Principles of Social Science was translated into five European languages as well as Japanese. "Carey's economic views were sharply at variance with those of Ricardo and Malthus, and reflect the optimistic characteristic of American conditions favourable to economic expansion ... In the Principles of Social Science Carey expands his vision of a harmonious order to apply to the universe ? Carey has been characterized as 'easily the most perverse and the most original American political economist before Veblen' (Conkin)" (The New Palgrave I p. 370).

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        Louis Lambert - Les proscrits - Séraphita

      Librairie nouvelle. Nouvelle édition, volume seul des oeuvres complètes.binding de lecture en demi percaline verte, spine carré, pièces de titre de papier encollées, habiles restaurations aux mors, coins émoussés, modeste binding de l'époque. Exemplaire présenté soux chemise en demi veau tabac, spine lisse orné de double filets dorés, date en queue, étui bordé de veau tabac, ensemble signé de Goy & Vilaine.Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Ewelina Hanska "Madame de Balzac, Princesse Hanska" à Angelo de Sorr.Angelo de Sorr, pseudonyme de Ludovic Sclafer est un écrivain bordelais ami d'Aurelien Scholl, Charles Monselet et des frères Goncourt. Il publia en 1855 Les Pinadas qui connut un grand retentissement. Ce premier roman sur les landes de Bordeaux fut encensé, notamment par Théophile Gautier qui déclara : « Son auteur, disciple de Balzac, nous a révélé les superstitions et les moeurs de ces contrées étranges. ». D'autres critiques relevèrent à la suite les influences Balzcienne du roman. Ainsi Paul d'Amby dans l'Artiste: « L'auteur des "Pinadas" s'est vivement préoccupé de la manière de Balzac, et nous l'approuvons dans le choix de son guide. »Lorsque Madame Hanska lui offre cette histoire d'un génie mort à la tache, Angelo Sorr vient de publier les Inutiles dont le style est à nouveau comparé, dans la presse, à son modèle : "On devine une préocupation de la manière de Balzac; la route du maître est la bonne; nous n'en voulons détourner personne et nous estimons le talent de M. de Sorr" (In La Correspondance littéraire, 1858).Précieux envoi de la célébre amoureuse épistolaire et éphémère épouse de Balzac qui cultive ainsi le souvenir de son amant, mort quelques mois à peine après leur mariage. Leur histoire d'amour vécue à distance fut résumée ainsi par Gonzague Saint Bris : « dix-huit ans d'amour, seize ans d'attente, deux ans de bonheur et six mois de mariage ». Huit ans après la disparition du poète, cette émouvante dédicace de la légataire au disciple, témoigne de la force d'un amour qui sut résister à toutes les séparations. Librairie nouvelle 1858 11x17cm relié

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        History of the Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,, 1858-60. With emendations and additions by the Rev. G. R. Gleig. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red morocco-grain cloth, gilt lettered spines, blind ornamental panel on sides, blind scallop shell motif on spines, royal blue coated endpapers. Heliograph portrait frontispiece by Riffaut after Sir Thomas Lawrence, 6 heliograph portraits by Riffaut (printed by Sarazin), 24 maps & plans (some coloured, many folding). Old pale stain to front cover of volume II. An excellent, bright, set in the attractive original cloth bindings. First edition in English - originally published in Paris and Brussels in 1856-57 - of one of the most important biographies of the Iron Duke. The Belgian soldier Henri-Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) was "the most celebrated military architect of his day, [who] achieved international fame by modernizing the fortifications of several major cities, writing several textbooks on military engineering, and by publishing an enormous amount of books, pamphlets, and articles on international affairs, defence policy, history, tactics, and biography... [the life of Wellington] contains a great deal of his early thought on the relationship between the art of building fortresses, the course of major wars, and the fate of small nations. (The verbatim translation of Brialmont's biography of Wellington, which was published in four volumes in 1858-60, should not be confused with the many subsequent condensations and adaptations of the original work that appeared in subsequent years)" (Coetzee & Eysturlid eds., Philosophers of War: The Evolution of History's Greatest Military Thinkers, 2013, I pp. 236-37 & 433). Volumes III and IV relate to the Duke's civil life: "this is entirely new work, based on Wellington's papers and Gleig's personal knowledge [he had served as chaplain with Wellington in the Peninsular]" (Partridge). A very well produced publication - handsomely illustrated with fine portraits and excellent maps - presented here in the very appealing original "regimental red" cloth bindings; distinctly uncommon commercially.

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        A Narrative of the Mission Sent by the Governor-General of India to the Court of Ava in 1855, With Notices of the Country, Government, and People....

      [London]. [Smith, Elder]. 1858. 2 full page colour maps (lacks large folding map and one full page map), plates are all present - 20 full page tinted lithographs, 5 black and white lithographs, many black and white text engravings, 1 full page genealogical chart, 391pp + [8 publisher's advertisements]. Lacks half title and title pages. Tinted lithograph The King is partially detached at gutter. A number of leaves have been amateurly repaired with tape. These repairs are mainly on the margins, though on two pages they are in the text and while not attractive, the tape is browned, the text is still legible. Some marginalia in Burmese and English and some underlining. Leaves have been trimmed causing loss of letters to two columns of text (at outer edge and along gutter) in the List of Words and Their Equivalents in Some of the Languages of Burma and its Borders at rear, one plate trimmed with loss of caption. The plates are generally clean with a little spotting on some. Reading copy. Rebound in half calf. Quarto. Abbey 408. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 152700)....

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        Daily Life in 19th Century India - Manuscript Diary of an English Woman]*....

      [354]pp manuscript diary covering exactly 4 years from January 1st 1858 to December 31st 1861. Each page is written in Arabella Maitland's attractive largely legible handwriting. Although the paper is unlined each entry is meticulously written as though there were visible lines. The manuscript is bound in a contemporary half leather foolscap ledger, marbled paper covered boards, binding is worn in places, with some loss of leather on spine and small 2.5cm split upper joint. 32 x 20.5cm. The text is very clean and overall this is a very handsome diary. Arabella Maitland, the daughter of clergyman Joseph Wright, was born, grew up and married in India, during the last days of the East India Company. In this detailed daily diary she narrates four years of her life in Madras (including a period in Bangalore to escape the summer heat!) with her husband and children. This diary gives us a personal account, at times touching account, of life as it was for those well placed in British India in the mid 19th century. A loving mother, Arabella Maitland was understandably quite focussed on life around the house and she naturally describes her children's health and activities in detail. It is clear that anxiety about illness, her family's and her own, preys on her mind. However her horizon extends beyond the home. She is keenly interested in John Maitland's, her husband, military career and many other facets of their world outside the house. A constant thread running throughout the diary are social activities and news of her friends and neighbours. The diary serves as a view into this world with all of its complications and interest. Arabella mentions the financial situations of others, she tells of a letter which she and John wrote to the secretary of the Retiring Fund Committee regarding their "swindling behaviour", of her work with John to rearrange the rules of his Department and many other occasions and incidents. Snippets of John's professional life appear in the journal. An example of this being the visit of the Department local staff to their home on New Year's Day 1860 at which time John took the opportunity to address the staff to stress to them the importance of education for their children with the aim of expanding their horizons so they might grow up to become Department Collectors.Arabella mixes socially with a range of Europeans including those with military, missionary and church backgrounds. A strong believer herself she never fails to comment on the family's church attendance, sermons and the texts of the day. Apart from church several times a week, she led a busy life teaching her many children, running the household, doing good works (her visits to the Female Asylum are an example) and both visiting and receiving visitors on an almost daily basis. It is interesting to read both the similarities and differences between the social interactions of the time. For example, her reference to the majority of her friends and acquaintances by their title, while in contrast with this apparent formality, she and her friends very frequently call on each other without invitation. There are numerous references to key military and administrative figures including the Governor's of Madras, George Harris, 3rd Baron Harris and Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan. Arabella also details her angst and uncertainty over the changing fortunes of the East India Company "The last day of the old East Indian Co's rule!" and her husband's military career (four regiments of the Madras Light Cavalry and the Madras Artillery batteries disappeared in the post-Mutiny reorganisation).Arabella's husband, Lt Col John R. A. Maitland had a distinguished military career, in particular during his service in the Madras Artillery. There he became the Superintendent of the Gun Carriage Manufactory where he set up a school for his artificers. This led to debate about a College, and the setting up of Madras University (of which he became a fellow). He served as the Governor's aide-de-camp at one point early in his career, which goes some way towards explaining his close relationship to various people in the government of the Madras Presidency. John Maitland ended his days as Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery. Some of his and Arabella's male children were named after those directors of the East India Company who recommended him for entry to the company. Both Arabella and John Maitland had notable lineages. John's maternal grandfather was Sir William Maxwell of Monreith (1715-1771), from a line of Baronets which continues to today. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157268)....

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        L'Illustration Horticole, Journal spécial des Serres et des Jardins , choix raisonné des plantes les plus intéressantes sous le rapport ornemental, comprenant leur histoire compléte. Leur description comparée, leur figure et leur culture; / rédigé par Ch. Lemaire et publié par Ambroise Verschaffelt - Cinquiéme volume

      Gand: Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynck, 1858.-(22), 99p.: 43 estampas; 26cm.-E.Trata-se do quinto volume desta notável publicação de botânica, dedicada ás espécies ornamentais. Para além do interesse científico e informativo do texto, é particularmente apreciada pelas magníficas estampas litográficas a cores, muitas com pormenores aguarelados a mão, todas de bonito efeito estético. Este exemplar está completo com as 43 estampas que lhe competem. Algumas são duplas.Meia-encadernação de pele, da época. Estimado.

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        Report of the Committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Philadelphia to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone.

      Philadelphia, 1858. First edition. 7 1/4 x 8 3/4. 87 leaves, most lithographed on both sides. Half pebbled morocco & marbled boards, matching endpapers, all edges gilt. Rebacked with original spine, hinges reinforced, tips worn through, otherwise very good. This copy belonged to Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Bradley. A remarkable achievement. The transcriptions and translations are ornamented with colorful Egyptian motifs. Produced in 400 copies, the edition sold out immediately. The three student authors translated the Rosetta Stone when a plaster facsimile of the Stone was presented to the university. The hieroglyphics of the original inscription are reproduced with the hieratic and Greek. Each member of the committee wrote his contributions in his own hand. Morton devised all the Eygptian designs & decorations. Bennett p. 93. Reese 91.

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        Beautiful Train-bearer [Crested Quetzal].

      H.C. Richter and J. Gould Beautiful Train-bearer [Crested Quetzal]. An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75. 530 x 360mm approximately. £695

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        Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant...

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1858. Small octavo, 124 pp., all edges gilt; a very attractive copy in plum morocco embossed in blind, lettered in gilt to front board and with royal arms to rear board, spine banded and gilt. First edition in a lovely presentation binding. Liardet was a professional naval officer who served against America in the War of 1812. He had an active and heroic career during which he was nearly blinded, forcing his retirement in 1841. Appointed to Greenwich Hospital, Liardet went on to write three practical naval books, works which concentrated on the technical aspects of sailing and are something of a vade mecum for junior officers. Liardet's informal account of shipboard life presents a wonderful glimpse into Royal Navy vessels at mid-century.Perhaps a testament to its usefulness and readability, this is a scarce work; Worldcat shows only four libraries holding copies.

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        Aventures D'Arthur Gordon Pym [The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym]...

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1858. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Baudelaire's translation of Poe's only novel, the first appearance in French. Baudelaire's translations of Poe were enormously influential in establishing Poe's international reputation. A beautiful copy. Baudelaire's "translations of Poe's fiction, published over a period of sixteen years between 1848 (when Poe was still alive) and 1864, comprise five of the twelve volumes in the standard edition of Baudelaire's works. In addition to sacrificing his own creative work in order to translate Poe, Baudelaire published three essays about him in the 1850s John Weightman has noted that 'no other major figure has ever been known to perform such a sustained act of piety towards a fellow author.' Baudelaire's translations are still considered among the best in any language" (Meyers, Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy).On Arthur Gordon Pym and Baudelaire's influence:"Most developments in Poe and Pym criticism in America have been pioneered in France. This pattern has been remarkably consistent for over a century and a half. Charles Baudelaire's enthusiasm for Poe never produced the cult here [in the USA] that it produced there as a permanent establishment, where Poe has been recognized as a founder, through Baudelaire's own mediate, of modern French symbolist poetics, both by his theory and his original genius" (Harvey, The Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym).Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1858. Octavo, original green printed wrappers. A few spots of soiling to wrappers. An outstanding copy, very rare in such good condition in the original wrappers. Fine....

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym

      Michel Lévy frères. First edition in French, translated by Charles Baudelaire, of which there were no large paper copies. Elegant half black morocco over marbled paper boards by Bernasconi, spine in six compartments with double gilt frames, gilt date to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved (five marginal repairs to covers and spine), top edge gilt. Printed ex libris to title, occasional spotting, not serious. A very good copy in a nice binding. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1858 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        ??????. Sketches by Kitajima T?en. Kitajima T?en funpon

      Collection of five funpon ?? or artists' sketches by Kitajima T?en in ink on Japanese paper. Sheet sizes vary: Sketch of a Chinese Merchant and his Wife. Neat notes on the woman's clothing indicate the colours of her clothes. Small red ink stains. Signed with chop. 53 x 39cm. Sketch of a Dutch Sea Captain. Signed with chop. 24.5 x 23cm. On this sketch the artist has written "shitae ?? [preliminary sketch]” which indicates he intended to produce a painting with using this image in the near future. Sketch of a Chinese Merchant. Some highlights in an ochre coloured ink. 39.5 x 27cm. Signed with chop. Sketch of a Chinese Merchant Reading. 34 x 12cm. Sketch of a Dutchman's Servant. 33.5 x 12.5cm. An interesting collection in good condition. Funpon ?? or artists' sketches were used by Japanese artists as references for future works. As Japanese artists rarely worked from life, artists would collect as many funpon as possible so when called upon to paint a picture of a particular subject they would have images from which to work from, in a manner similar to building a reference library. We have not found a reference to the artist who made these sketches, Kitajima T?en ????. It seems likely he was a minor artist in Nagasaki who had observed the Dutch and Chinese merchants and would likely have received commissions to paint scenes depicting foreigners. These sketches were almost certainly based on earlier Japanese paintings showing Chinese and Dutch merchants. The sketches in this group depict a Dutch Sea Captain and Chinese merchants reflecting the situation in Japan at the time. In the Edo period, only the Dutch and Chinese were allowed to trade with Japan in Nagasaki. The Chinese merchants lived in the Chinese quarter in Nagasaki and had relative freedom to go around the town, whereas the Dutch merchants were confined on a small artificial island called Deshima or Dejima. Due to Japan's isolation from the world at that time Japanese people were especially fascinated by the exotic appearance and culture of foreign people. Pictures of foreigners were always in good demand, and in the late Edo period, especially after Japan opened up to the West in 1858, a lot of prints and paintings depicting foreigners were produced by ukiyo-e artists and traditional painters. .

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        Sketches by Kitajima T?en. Kitajima T?en funpon

      - Collection of five funpon ?? or artists' sketches by Kitajima T?en in ink on Japanese paper. Sheet sizes vary: Sketch of a Chinese Merchant and his Wife. Neat notes on the woman's clothing indicate the colours of her clothes. Small red ink stains. Signed with chop. 53 x 39cm. Sketch of a Dutch Sea Captain. Signed with chop. 24.5 x 23cm. On this sketch the artist has written "shitae ?? [preliminary sketch]? which indicates he intended to produce a painting with using this image in the near future. Sketch of a Chinese Merchant. Some highlights in an ochre coloured ink. 39.5 x 27cm. Signed with chop. Sketch of a Chinese Merchant Reading. 34 x 12cm. Sketch of a Dutchman's Servant. 33.5 x 12.5cm. An interesting collection in good condition. Funpon ?? or artists' sketches were used by Japanese artists as references for future works. As Japanese artists rarely worked from life, artists would collect as many funpon as possible so when called upon to paint a picture of a particular subject they would have images from which to work from, in a manner similar to building a reference library. We have not found a reference to the artist who made these sketches, Kitajima T?en ???? It seems likely he was a minor artist in Nagasaki who had observed the Dutch and Chinese merchants and would likely have received commissions to paint scenes depicting foreigners. These sketches were almost certainly based on earlier Japanese paintings showing Chinese and Dutch merchants. The sketches in this group depict a Dutch Sea Captain and Chinese merchants reflecting the situation in Japan at the time. In the Edo period, only the Dutch and Chinese were allowed to trade with Japan in Nagasaki. The Chinese merchants lived in the Chinese quarter in Nagasaki and had relative freedom to go around the town, whereas the Dutch merchants were confined on a small artificial island called Deshima or Dejima. Due to Japan's isolation from the world at that time Japanese people were especially fascinated by the exotic appearance and culture of foreign people. Pictures of foreigners were always in good demand, and in the late Edo period, especially after Japan opened up to the West in 1858, a lot of prints and paintings depicting foreigners were produced by ukiyo-e artists and traditional painters. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Manuscript Compendium of Biblical Doctrines, Notes on Methodist Episcopal Church Polity and History, and Lectures on Temperance kept by New York Methodist Minister William Laur Tisdale].

      Jordan, New York, June 10th 1858. Very good antiquarian condition. Notebook. Octavo. 8½ x 5½ inches. 144 ruled leaves, partially foliated 1?282 containing approx. 137pp. of ink gall, black, and violet manuscript. Full reddish-brown sheep; gilt ruled spine with raised bands; decorative gilt border on both boards; all edges marbled; Spine faded; lightly rubbed. Suitable for exhibition and research. Interesting American Methodist manuscript notebook, created by a Methodist preacher at the outset of his ministry in New York state, citing contemporary sources, and with much on temperance. The title and ownership inscription "A Compendium of Bible Theology Arranged with Strict reference to Brevity & truth by W. L. Tisdale, Jordan N. Y. June 10th 1858." Just six days earlier, Tisdale had entered into "full connection" with the Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The present notebook contains his outline notes on basic topics of theology, philosophy, and church history along with a biblical defense of the sacraments of baptism and the eucharist. Tisdale's manuscript notes, as here kept, therefore, would have acted as a helpful digest of church doctrine useful to him in his new ministerial role. William Laur Tisdale was the third son of Ephraim and Mary Monroe Tisdale. Although born in Canada in 1828, William L. Tisdale was descended from John Tisdale (1614-1675) of Taunton, Massachusetts. William emigrated to the United States and in 1851, at Buffalo, New York, he was granted a license to exhort by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was licensed to preach the following year. Other advancement followed until he was fully admitted by the church on June 4, 1858. For more than 40 years Tisdale preached throughout the Northern New York Conference. In 1857, William married Eunice L. Morehouse and, after her death, married Fanny Davidson in 1872. With them, he had six children. In addition to the Bible, other sources of religious authority cited by Tisdale in his compendium include John Wesley and pioneering American Methodist preacher and author, George Peck. Tisdale's notebook contains extended notes on Peck's book The Scripture Doctrine of Christian Perfection. Tisdale's notes on M[ethodist] E[piscopal] Church Government (page 54 ff.) appear to follow from Methodist minister Abel Stevens? An Essay on Church Polity. The concluding 29 pages of Tisdale's manuscript comprise two lectures promoting Temperance, a topic much approved by Methodists. These concluding lectures, distinctively written in violet ink, may be of Tisdale's own composition, inviting further textual research to confirm this. LITERATURE: Official Minutes and Historical Register, Twenty-Eighth Session of the Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, (Boonville NY, 1895). Tisdale, Meet the Tisdales, (Baltimore, 1981).

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        åŒ—島桃園粉本. Sketches by Kitajima Tōen. Kitajima Tōen funpon...

      Collection of five funpon 粉本 or artists' sketches by Kitajima Tōen in ink on Japanese paper. Sheet sizes vary:Sketch of a Chinese Merchant and his Wife. Neat notes on the woman's clothing indicate the colours of her clothes. Small red ink stains. Signed with chop. 53 x 39cm. Sketch of a Dutch Sea Captain. Signed with chop. 24.5 x 23cm. On this sketch the artist has written "shitae 下画 [preliminary sketch]” which indicates he intended to produce a painting with using this image in the near future. Sketch of a Chinese Merchant. Some highlights in an ochre coloured ink. 39.5 x 27cm. Signed with chop.Sketch of a Chinese Merchant Reading. 34 x 12cm.Sketch of a Dutchman's Servant. 33.5 x 12.5cm.An interesting collection in good condition. Funpon 粉本 or artists' sketches were used by Japanese artists as references for future works. As Japanese artists rarely worked from life, artists would collect as many funpon as possible so when called upon to paint a picture of a particular subject they would have images from which to work from, in a manner similar to building a reference library. We have not found a reference to the artist who made these sketches, Kitajima Tōen 北島桃園. It seems likely he was a minor artist in Nagasaki who had observed the Dutch and Chinese merchants and would likely have received commissions to paint scenes depicting foreigners. These sketches were almost certainly based on earlier Japanese paintings showing Chinese and Dutch merchants. The sketches in this group depict a Dutch Sea Captain and Chinese merchants reflecting the situation in Japan at the time. In the Edo period, only the Dutch and Chinese were allowed to trade with Japan in Nagasaki. The Chinese merchants lived in the Chinese quarter in Nagasaki and had relative freedom to go around the town, whereas the Dutch merchants were confined on a small artificial island called Deshima or Dejima. Due to Japan's isolation from the world at that time Japanese people were especially fascinated by the exotic appearance and culture of foreign people. Pictures of foreigners were always in good demand, and in the late Edo period, especially after Japan opened up to the West in 1858, a lot of prints and paintings depicting foreigners were produced by ukiyo-e artists and traditional painters. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157329)....

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        MÜNCHEN. - Oberföhring. Blick über die Isar auf Oberföhring, auf der Holzbrücke links eine Bäuerin.

      - Aquarell von Ludwig Meixner, links unten signiert und dat. 1858, 19 x 33 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIV, S. 351. - Der Landschaftsmaler und Radierer wurde 1828 in München geboren. Er war Schüler von Bernhard Stanges. Meixner starb 1885 in München. - Die Ansicht zeigt Oberföhring in gewittriger, windiger Stimmung. Durch die Wolken bricht die Sonne und hebt das Isarhochufer und die Dorfkirche hervor. - Auf festem Aquarellkarton. - Gerahmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CAPTIVITY OF THE OATMAN GIRLS: BEING AN INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF LIFE AMONG THE APACHE AND MOHAVE INDIANS

      New York: Published for the Author..., 1858. 290pp. including map and illus., plus five plates (including frontispiece) and advertisements. Frontispiece portrait. Original cloth, spine gilt. Spine extremities and corners worn, boards lightly rubbed. Somewhat tanned, with scattered foxing and an occasional ink stain. About very good. Third edition (designated "fourteenth thousand" on the title page) enlarged, of this popular Indian captivity. The Oatman family was attacked while en route to California via the Old Santa Fe Route in 1851. Six members of the family were murdered, one of the sons left for dead, and Mary and Olive were hauled away by the Apaches. Mary died in captivity, and Olive was ransomed in 1856. She was extensively tattooed, and went on tour to describe her experiences and display her decorations. The book was tremendously popular in its time, and a bestseller. The first edition is extremely rare, and the second only slightly less so. HOWES S1068. WAGNER-CAMP 294:4. AYER 284. SABIN 92742. FIELD 1515 (ref). RITTENHOUSE 542 (ref).

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        Cartes statistiques des Eaux et des Egouts de la Ville de Paris]. Plan statistique dressé sur la demande du Conseil Municipal par Mr. l'Ingénieur en chef Emmery, continué par ses successeurs, étendu jusqu'aux fortifications par ordre de Mr le Baron Haussmann Sénateur Préfet de la Seine. 1858.

      Imprimerie Lemercier, Paris 1858 - 4 feuilles entoilées de 226 x 165 cm sous chemise, pièces de titre papier contrecollée au verso. Tracé en noir. Titre précédé de la mention Service Municipal ; dans un cartouche, en bas et à gauche du plan : Tableau comparatif des Hauteurs d'Eau dans les Reservoirs et dans les Cuvettes de Distribution ; en haut et à gauche, Armes de la Ville de Paris. Carte statistique des égoûts de la Ville de Paris. Entrées d'eau : Grilles et bouches sous trottoirs ; Trappes de service. Lignes de faîtes ; Divisions du Sol par Bassins. Reproduisant à l'échelle d'un millimètre et demi pour dix mètres les Plans-Archives dressés par lignes d'Egouts, sur l'Echelle de la Voirie de Paris et déposés à la Ville. Les dites Archives fondées, les dits Plans relevés à partir de 1833 et la présente carte exécutée : sous les Ordres et par les Soins de Mr. Emmery. Gravée sur la demande du Conseil Municipal et suivant arrrêté du 4 avril 1837. De Mr le Comte de Rambuteau, Pair de France Prédet de la Seine. Complétée jusqu'au 31 décembre 1857. Dressée par Achin, gravée par Dormier, Ecritures par Lale, dirigée par Monvoisin. Imprimerie Lemercier, Paris, 1857. 1 carte entoilée de 130 x 92 cm. Carte chromolithographiée par Avril frères. Tracé en couleurs. En haut à gauche : Ville de Paris. Service municipal. Ensemble 2 plans en 5 feuilles sous chemise et étui de l'époque, percaline verte, titre doré « Eaux - Egouts - Bois de Boulogne ». Le premier plan statistique établi sous la direction de l'ingénieur Emmery fut publié en 1839 (avec indication des aqueducs de ceinture, rigoles d'embranchement, conduites maîtresses et branchements, galeries, réservoirs, fontaines etc.) puis régulièrement mis à jour et complété. « (Sous la Monarchie de Juillet) le domaine de l'eau et des égouts fut marqué par le rôle de l'ingénieur Henry-Charles Emmery de Sept-Fontaines (1789-1842). Formé à l'École Polytechnique puis à l'École des Ponts et Chaussées, il fut actif de 1832 à 1839 au sein du service municipal dont il fut nommé « ingénieur en chef directeur » en octobre 1835. À une époque où la ville hésitait à concéder la distribution des eaux, celui-ci, animé de fortes convictions sociales, obtint que cela reste la prérogative de la ville, le seul moyen à ses yeux pour garantir de l'eau à tous. Outre le lancement d'une vaste campagne de travaux, il mit en place une réorganisation du travail visant à coordonner les réseaux d'égout, les conduites d'eau et le tracé des rues ainsi que des enquêtes statistiques et cartographiques, outils indispensables aux ingénieurs pour synchroniser leurs activités. Ainsi il fut le premier à établir une vision transversale de la ville, par le biais d'un travail en commun avec le service du pavé : ce rapprochement eut d'importantes incidences dans la mesure où la question de l'écoulement des eaux - parce qu'il se faisait traditionnelement au centre de la chaussée - fut longtemps un frein à l'établissement des trottoirs. L'action d'Emmery qui instaura des conférences entre les ingénieurs des services des eaux, des égouts et du pavé conduisit en 1848 à la réforme du « service municipal » qui rationalisa de façon extraordinaire l'organistaion des interventions sur les réseaux puisqu'elle réunit le service du pavé à celui des eaux et égouts et établit que les ingénieurs au lieu d'être en charge d'une question (l'eau, les égoûts ou la rue) avaient la responsabilité transversale d'un secteur géographique. »[Alice Thomine-Berrada, Histoire des politiques d'urbanisme à Paris in Livret-annuaire 21 de l' Ecole pratique des hautes études] L'année 1858 du Plan statistique des Eaux manque à la B.N.F. qui possède strictement sous ce même titre les années 1861 et 1868. Bel exemplaire signé et daté du 15 mai 1860 par l'Inspecteur général Michal, directeur du service municipal des travaux publics de Paris. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical. The drawings by H. V. Carter, M.D. lecturer on anatomy at Saint George's Hospital. The dissections jointly by the author and Dr. Carter.

      London: John W. Parker and Son, 1858 - Royal octavo. Original brown bead-grain cloth neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, sides panelled in blind, brick-red endpapers. From the library of the Lords Elphinstone, with their armorial bookplate and Carberry Tower Library label. A particularly attractive copy, unopened in places, and with the publisher's single advertisement leaf at end. 363 line-drawings in the text. First edition of the medical text which has been more widely used by successive generations of medical students and doctors than any other: "This lasting and monumental work, produced by a young man who dies young, must be compared to the Fabrica of Vesalius, who produced his great work before the age of thirty years" (Heirs to Hippocrates). "The success of the book was not due to an absence of rivals. There were already several texts on anatomy Gray's Anatomy, however, eclipsed all others, partly for its meticulous detail, partly for its emphasis on surgical anatomy, but most of all perhaps for the excellence of the illustrations, based on drawings by H. V. Carter, who assisted Gray with the dissections, and engraved by Messrs Butterworth and Heath with remarkable skill. The design of the book, and the skill with which the illustrations were interpolated in the text, could hardly have been improved" (ODNB). This is a point highlighted by Garrison in his appendix to Ludwig Choulant's History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration: "the drawings. are of unusual merit and of great didactic value". Gray (1826/7–1861) himself was "already working on the second edition when he caught smallpox from his nephew, developed the confluent form of the disease, and died at his residence, 8 Wilton Street, Belgrave Square, London, on 12 June 1861, aged thirty-four. It is a measure of Gray's single-minded devotion to anatomy and authorship that Gray's Anatomy continued to be not only an important book of reference but virtually a household phrase" (ibid). Copies in such collectable condition are notably uncommon. Garrison-Morton 418; Heirs to Hippocrates 1914; Norman 939. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NAVY SHIPS EXPENSES 1848 TO 1863.

      London -1863 1858 - Small folio; Unique bound volume comprising a number of "Blue" parliamentary papers relating to the building converting and repairing of shjiper of Her Majesty's Navy in the early to mid Victorian period. Comprising : Copy of Report of the Surveyor of the Navy respecting the alleged unneccessary Alterations of Her Majesty's Ships during the last Eleven Years and on the Votes and Expenditure under Votes Nos. 8,9, and 10 of the Navy Estimates during the same period.London 1859. 8pp. BOUND WITH: An Account, showing the Expenses incurred on Her Majesty's Ships Building, Converting, Repairing, Fitting, &c, during the Financial Year 1859-60. London 1861. 29pp. BOUND WITH : An Account, showing the Expenses incurred on Her Majesty's Ships Building, Converting, Repairing, Fitting, & c., during the Financial Year 1860-61. London 1862. 43pp. BOUND WITH : Annual Account "of Expense of Ships, 1861-62". London 1863. 83pp. BOUND WITH : Annual Account "of Expense of Ships, 1862-63". London 1864. 90pp. Each section bears a manuscript foredge index tab, attractively done in either red or black ink. Contemporarily bound in half calf, marbled sides, red lettering piece to upper board, black lettering piece to the plain spine. Slight wear or rubbing. G-VG condition. Six reports bound togther, all are scarce, and containing a mine of information on an aspect of the Royal Navy not available elsewhere.

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        The Virginians

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Copyright date is 1858 and 1859, 2 volumes. Autograph letter, signed, by Thackeray mounted to front free endpaper. Illustrations by the author. Early half brown morocco and cloth, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition, first issue With 'actresses' on page 207, line 33, and chapters 47 & 48 misnumbered as 48 & 49. Bindings rubbed; heavily foxed; very good. No jackets. Bindings secure, a solid collectible SIGNED two volumes . Signed by Author. First Edition. Leather. Very Good/no dust Jacket. Illus. by The Author. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

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        Correspondance de Napoléon Ier publiée par ordre de l'Empereur Napoléon III. 32 Bände.

      Paris Plon und Dumaine -1870 1858 - Ca. 340 bis 680 S. je Band. 8° (22 x 14,5 cm). Halbleder um 1900 mit montiertem Universitätssignet auf den Vorderdeckeln. Originaldruck der französischen Briefausgabe, komplett in 32 Bänden! Die Bände 29-32 enthalten die "Oeuvres de Napoléon Ier à Sainte-Hélène", dazu Kircheisen: "Cette édition des oeuvres de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène doit être considerée comme definitive et la seule précise". - Leicht gebräunt, wenige Vortitel etwas eingerissen, alle Titel mit sauberem Trockenstempel "New University Club Library", sonst innen schön. Die Einbände deutlich berieben und bestoßen, alle Rückenschilder abgeplatzt, Gelenke brüchig, einige Deckel lose. - Ex Library (dry stamp on all title pages), no further markings. Inside moderate browning, few tears to half titles, otherwise good. Bindings rather used, spine labels lost, joints cracked, some boards came loose. *Kircheisen 3960 und 3915. Vicaire VI, 32. Gewicht (Gramm): 24000

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; with some observations on the condition of the province of Oudh, and on the causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1858 - Octavo (220 x 138 mm). Attractive later 19th-century tan half calf tooled with single fillets and floral cornerpieces gilt, and floral, vine-leaf and ropework rolls in blind, lettered section of original spine laid down, marbled sides, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Inscribed "The Governesses' Home, from N. W. Ford 1890" Complete with the errata slip. Spine relined with new endbands, lettering refurbished, occasional mild soiling to lower margins, short closed tear to bottom edge sig. I6 not affecting text. A very good copy. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 3 similar plates including after Vincent Eyre, folding map and 3 folding plans, one full-page plan. A handsome copy of the second edition, just two months after the first, and with the addition of two appendices, "a narrative given by one of the Ladies who escaped from Sultanpoor", and Vincent Eyre's account of the relief of Arrah. "Gubbins' reminiscences of the Indian mutiny in Oudh and the Siege of Lucknow offer cogent insights into the background of the mutiny, the consequent defence of Lucknow, and his guide of intelligence operations. As the financial commissioner of Oudh, Gubbins' extensive dealings with the native population led him to assert that fundamental threats to Indian religion and caste formed the basis of the mutiny which [were] subsequently sparked by the appearance of the greased cartridge. With the inception of the Siege of Lucknow, Gubbins commanded an important segment of the Residency's perimeter and took charge of intelligence operations. His comments on the conduct of the siege are uncommonly candid while also being sympathetic to the terrible loss of life" (Riddick). Riddick, Glimpses of India, 219; Taylor 331.

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        Vollständiges Bibelwerk für die Gemeinde in drei Abtheilungen

      9 Bde. (Bd. 4 u. 6 - 9 hrsg. v. Heinrich Julius Holtzmann). Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1858-70. Lex.-8vo. (Rückenhöhe 25 cm). Zus. ca. 6200 S. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln u. etw. Rückenvergoldung Rücken stärker beschabt. Vollständiges Exemplar von Bunsens monumentalem "Bibelwerk" sehr selten. Das Werk zerfällt in drei Abteilungen: I. Die Bibel. Übersetzung und Erklärung (= Bd. 1 - 4) II. Bibelurkunden (= Bd. 5 - 8) III. Bibelgeschichte. Das ewige Reich Gottes und das Leben Jesu (= Bd. 9). Bunsens Absicht war es eine umfangreich kommentierte Neuübersetzung der Bibel auf Basis des Luther-Textes nach dem neuesten Stand der Forschung zu geben und diese durch urkundliches Quellenmaterial zu ergänzen. "Fortgesetzter methodischer Entstellung des richtigen geschichtlichen Sinnes entgegenzutreten, der Gemeinde die echten und gesicherten Resultate der fortgeschrittenen Wissenschaften auf sprachlichem und sachlichem Gebiet aufzuschließen: das war von Anfang an der Zweck des Bibelwerks" (Vorwort zu Bd. 4). Bunsen erlebte den Abschluss seines Werks nicht mehr. Nach seinem Tod (1860) übernahmen Adolf Kamphausen und Heinrich Julius Hoffmann die Herausgabe. - Als Ergänzung zum Bibelwerk erschien noch ein kleiner Atlas mit 10 Karten sowie eine Würdigung durch Baehring. - Papier gebräunt u. teils auch stockfleckig. Die Bibel mit gelegentlichen Anmerkungen in Bleistift.

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        Works of Charles Dickens [Library Edition]

      London / Boston: Chapman & Hall / Ticknor & Fields, 1858-1859. First Library Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No DJ as issued. Complete set of 22 octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 221 x 141 mm). Bound in contemporary full tan polished calf. Covers with gilt single fillet border, spines elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments with five gilt-dotted raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Titles include The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Old Curiosity Shop, Reprinted Pieces, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Pictures from Italy, American Notes, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books. Dedication leaf in Vol. I of The Pickwick Papers reads, This best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life. Only illustrations are frontispieces in all volumes except Old Curiosity Shop (two volumes), Barnaby Rudge (two volumes), and Oliver Twist, which were bound without them. Scare first issue of the Library Edition. Overall, set is in very good condition for its age. All volumes inscribed on title page by early owner, Wickliff E. Baldwin. Some rubbing to extremities. Two volumes have some damage... David Copperfield, Vol. I: spine and front board separated from block. Oliver Twist: ffep missing, spine and front board separated from block, front hinge torn halfway up from tail to 1-inch closed tear in calf facing of front board. The Library Edition came about largely because of the suggestion of Forster that while Dickens's works were available in volumes in the Cheap Edition and in reprints of the serial parts, there was no high-quality edition that would appeal to the wealthy. Dickens eventually came round to the idea that an elegant edition could raise the stature of his writings. He faced a complication, in that the rights to the works were divided between Chapman and Hall and Bradbury and Evans. Consequently, the volumes contained the imprints of both publishers. With a dedication to Forster, the Library Edition appeared in 22 volumes in 1858-9 at 7s 6d per volume. Titles included Pickwick, Nickleby, Chuzzlewit, Old Curiosity Shop, Reprinted Pieces, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey, Copperfield, Pictures from Italy, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books. The only illustrations were the frontispieces. Between 1861 and 1874 this edition was reissued in 30 volumes with the addition of Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Uncommercial Traveller, A Childs History of England, Christmas Stories, and Drood. (Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens, pp. 205-206). ~ ~ ~ Shipped from a real bricks-and-mortar bookstore. Books are securely packaged to prevent damage in transit. Within the U.S., we ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance against loss or damage. Tracking number provided. Please note: This is a heavy set. Additional shipping charges will be incurred.

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        Recueil factice de travaux d'Amédée Mannheim

      1858. , 1858-1875, in-4, , demi-chagrin aubergine à coins, dos à cinq faux nerfs, Important recueil, mis en oeuvre par le bibliophile Henri Viellard, de travaux du mathématicien Amédée Mannheim (1831-1906). Il comprend en tout 37 pièces, extraits et tirés à part. Amédée Mannheim fut capitaine d'artillerie, avant d'entrer à l'École Polytechnique en 1859, où il enseigna la géométrie descriptive et la stéréotomie de 1864 à 1901. Il s'intéressa à plusieurs branches de la géométrie. "His primary interest was in projective geometry, and he was influenced by Chasles's work on the polar recriprocal transformation, which he further investigated with respect to metric properties. He applied these studies in his work to kinematic geometry, which he defined as the study of motion, independent of force, time, and any elements outside the moving figure." DSB IX, 80. Étiquette annulée de l'Institut catholique au contreplat et étiquette en pied du dos. Ex-libris d'Henri Viellard (1840-1886), ancien élève de l'École Polytechnique et ingénieur en explosifs, à l'origine de cette réunion. Les pièces sont reliées dans l'ordre suivant : 1. Notice sur les travaux mathématiques de Am. Mannheim. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1870. 30 pp. 2. Notice sur les travaux mathématiques de M. Mannheim (à l'appui de sa candidature à l'Académie des sciences). Paris, Gautier-Villars, 1875. 33 pp. 3. Constructions du centre de courbure de la courbe, lieu des points dont les distances à deux courbes données sont dans un rapport constant, Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata 1 (1858), pp. 364-369. 4. Construction des centres de courbure des lignes décrites dans le mouvement d'une figure plane qui glisse sur son plan, Journal de l'École Polytechnique 21 (1858), pp. 179-190. 5. Note de Géométrie infinitésimale, Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata 2 (1859), pp. 208-213. 6. Recherches géométriques relatives au lieu des positions successives des centres de courbure d'une courbe qui roule sur une droite, Journal de Mathématiques Pures et appliquées 4 (1859), pp. 93-104 7. Remarque à l'occasion d'une communication récente de M W Roberts, Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 53 (1861), pp. 921-922. 8. Sur les arcs des courbes planes on sphériques considérées comme enveloppes de cercles. 15 pages. Tiré à part, avec sa pagination propre ; extrait du Journal de Mathématiques Pures et appliquées (VII, 1862 pp. 121-135). 9. Recherches géométriques sur les longueurs comparées d'arcs de courbes différentes. 26 pages. Tiré à part. Extrait du Journal de l'École Polytechnique (1863, pp. 205-230). 10. Transformation par polaires réciproques des propriétés relatives aux rayons de courbure, Journal de Mathématiques Pures et appliquées 11 (1866), pp. 193-210. 11. Sur le déplacement continu d'un corps solide; nouvelle méthode pour déterminer les normales aux lignes ou surfaces décrites pendant ce déplacement, Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences LXII (1866), 1386-1390. 12. Sur le déplacement d'un corps solide ; nouvelle méthode pour déterminer les normales aux lignes ou surfaces décrites pendant ce déplacement, Journal de Mathématiques Pures et appliquées 11 (1866), pp. 273-279. 13. Détermination géométrique, pour un point de la surface des ondes, de la normale, des centres de courbure principaux et des directions des lignes de courbure, Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences LXIV (1867), pp. 170-174. 14. Construction géométrique, pour un point de la surface des ondes, de la normale, des centres de courbure principaux et des directions des lignes de courbure, Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences LXIV (1867), pp. 268-269. 15. Étude sur le déplacement d'une figure de forme invariable, Nouvelle méthode des normales. Applications diverses, Journal de l'École Polytechnique 26 (1870), pp. 57-121. 16. Quelques résultats obtenus par la considération du déplacement infiniment petit d'une surface algébrique. 4 pp. Tiré à part

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        On Chloroform and other Anaesthetics: their Action and Administration

      One woodcut illus. in the text. xliv, 443 pp., 28 pp. of Churchill's ads dated September, 1858 bound in at end. 8vo, modern red half-morocco and cloth, t.e.g. London: J. Churchill, 1858. First edition. Snow, the first specialist in clinical anesthesiology, placed the administration of ether and chloroform on a scientific basis with the publication of the present treatise. Snow was the first to perform experimental research on the physiology of the anesthetized state, and the information obtained during the course of his investigations influenced the construction of the first regulating inhaler for clinical use. He experimented on animals to practice endotracheal anesthesia and the technique of carbon dioxide rebreathing, described intercostal paralysis, determined anesthetic concentrations in air and blood, experimented with dozens of anesthetic agents (including amylene, which he was the first to administer), and defined the five stages of anesthesia. Snow's On Chloroform appeared shortly after his untimely death from cerebral hemorrhage; it includes a definitive biography of Snow by his friend Benjamin Ward Richardson, and a large index. Deeply concerned by the frequent misapplication of chloroform that resulted in numerous deaths, Snow set out to provide extensive information on proper use of the drug, which was much more fast-acting than ether. He devotes an entire section to cases, some in the United States, which resulted in the death of the patient. A nice copy, preserved in a slipcase, with the ownership inscription: "E. Blackwell 355 Lexington Ave. N.Y. City Oct. 18 1883" on the free front endleaf. ? Duncum, Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, pp. 17-22. Garrison-Morton 5666.

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        Correspondance.

      Imprimerie impériale, Paris, 1858-69 - 32 volumes in-4 (304 x 235 mm). Demi-maroquin rouge janséniste à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et tomaison dorés, tête dorée. Première édition. Cette monumentale entreprise éditoriale, publiée par ordre de l'empereur Napoléon III, demanda douze années d'efforts aux Archives. Cette première édition ne fut pas mise dans le commerce. Cet exemplaire fut celui du duc de Montebello, comme en témoigne une note à l'encre conservée du relieur. Celle-ci donne la nature de la commande (demi-maroquin rouge), le nombre de volumes à faire (32) et le nom du propriétaire (Duc de Montebello). Le titre de duc de Montebello et de l'Empire a été créé le 19 mars 1808 par Napoléon Ier au profit de Jean Lannes (1769-1809), maréchal d'Empire (1804). Mortellement blessé en 1809 à la bataille d'Essling, son fils aîné, Louis Napoléon Lannes, fut le second duc de Montebello. Né à Paris le 30 juillet 1801 et mort au château de Mareuil-sur-Ay (Marne) le 18 juillet 1874, il fut diplomate et homme politique. Son fils prit à son tour le titre et son petit-fils à la suite Bel exemplaire. Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, VI, col. 30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEA

      London: G. Routledge & Co, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. 629 p. Frontispiece portrait, four plates, and ten folding maps and plans, including four housed in the rear pocket. First edition thus, a much expanded revision of Russell's The War (1856). The collected letters to The Times by its famous correspondent, covering the period from March 6, 1854 to June 29, 1856. Russell (1820-1907) left with the troops from Southampton, witnessed the unopposed landing at Evpatoriia on September 14, 1854, and reported all subsequent events until the proclamation of peace, bringing home to the British public the horrors of the war, the military mismanagement, and the heroism of the soldiers. Russell was knighted in 1895 for services to journalism and is described on his monument in St. Paul's as "the first and greatest of war correspondents." This copy bears the armorial bookplate of General Sir William John Codrington GCB (1804-84), a British general and politician who served in the Crimean War, on the front flyleaf. Codrington distinguished himself at the Battle of Alma, and again at the Battle of Inkerman, after which he assumed command of the light brigade as senior brigadier. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some mild wear to the extremities; else very good.

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        Études sur le métamorphisme des roches

      [4]-VIII-472 pp., 3 pl. dépl. Paris, Dalmont et Dunod, 1858, in-8, [4]-VIII-472 pp, 3 pl. dépl, demi basane, dos lisse, pièces de titre rouge et verte, Tiré à part : ce travail a paru à l'origine en 1857 dans les Annales des Mines (série 5, volume 12). Achille Delesse (1817-1881) fut successivement professeur à l'École des Mines, maître de conférences à l'École Normale supérieure, membre de la Société nationale d'Agriculture, président de la Société géologique de France et de la Commission centrale de la Société de géographie, et inspecteur général des Mines. En 1879, il est nommé à l'Académie des Sciences, où il succède à Delafosse. Ses études ont porté sur le métamorphisme et la lithologie. Cachet annulé de la bibliothèque de l'Université catholique de Paris. Feuillets brunis, dos passé.

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        >Meyer\'s Universum<. Octavausgabe in 5 Bänden. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst.

      Erschienen in Hildburghausen bei: Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, in den Jahre 1858 bis 1860. 1. Auflage, dieser Ausgabe, siehe Sarkowski Bibliographie 1826 bis 1976, Nr. 13, c, 33, Seite 226. Insgesamt VI+ 184+ 1 Seiten (43 Stiche + 1 Frontispiz) und 176 Seiten (40 Stiche + 1 Frontispiz) und 170+ 1 Seiten (41 Stiche + 1 Frontispiz) und 167 Seiten (39 Stiche + 1 Frontispiz) und 159 Seiten (40 Stiche + 1Frontispiz), alle Stahlstiche durch Seidenpapier geschützt. Gr.8°(Groß- Oktav- Format bis 25 cm.) Torfbraune Original- Halbleder- Einbände mit goldgeprägter und gold- verzierter Rückenbeschriftung, schwarzbraune Deckelüberzüge mit Lederecken, moosgrüner umlaufender Buchschnitt. Inhalt: >Meyer´s Universum<, ein Name, so weit bekannt als die deutsche Zunge klingt, ist ein Buch das unsere Erde schildert in getreuen und anmuthigen Bildern alles dessen, was Natur und Menschenhand, Schönes, Liebliches, Merkwürdiges, oder durch Beziehungen auf bedeutsame Ereignisse, Interessantes auf ihr umhergestreut haben. In loser Ordnung, wie in der Wirklichkeit, reiht sich Bild an Bild, und jedes ist begleitet von einer so lebendigen, plastisch wahren und künstlerisch vollendeten Darstellung, dass vor des Lesers Auge die Gegenstände sich mit der Farbenpracht eines glänzend beleuchteten Gemäldes schmücken und seine Phantasie ihn behende an Ort und Stelle trägt, wo er in Wirklichkeit zu schauen wähnt, was der gedruckte Buchstabe ihm vorgezaubert und der blanke Stahlstich ihm verdeutlicht, etc., (der Herausgeber im August 1858). Zustand: Einbände mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren, leicht berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen: Seiten teilweise leicht finger- fleckig, und etwas gebräunt, sonst sauber, wohl gepflegt und tadellos erhalten. (Sammlerexemplar). Versand D: 6,50 EUR Illustrierte Bücher; Original- Stahlstiche; Original- Graphik; Erdkunde; 19. Jahrundert; Kulturgeschichte.

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        Guide du peintre-coloriste comprenant l'enluminage des gravures et lithographies, le coloris du daguerréotype, des vues sur verre pour stéréoscope et la retouche de la photographie à l'aquarelle, la gouache et à l'huile

      de 61 et (3) pages Paris, Desloges, 1858, in-8, de 61 et (3) pages, demi-toile rouge moderne à la bradel, Première édition, rare. Cet ouvrage présente les techniques de coloration des différents supports de reproduction : les gravures et les lithographies, les épreuves sur verre pour stéréoscope, les daguerréotypes sur plaque et sur verre, et les papiers photographiques. Manuel particulièrement intéressant en ce qui concerne la retouche des reproductions photographiques (daguerréotype et calotype), puisque cette pratique coïncida presque avec la naissance de la daguerréotypie et de l'impression sur papier négatif. On connait peut de choses sur l'auteur si ce n'est qu'il a publié d'autres ouvrages sur la peinture et la photographie comme "La photographie pour tous apprise sans maître" (1860) et "Peinture sur porcelaine: décoration et impression de toutes les couleurs d'un seul coup. Suivie de La peinture sur verre, émail, stores, écrans, marbre et de l'art e' exécuter la vitraux-manotypie; ou, Manière de faire soi-même les vitraux factices" (1882). Rousseurs sur l'ensemble de l'exemplaire.

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        LEVELEI EJSZAKAMERIKABOL...

      Peste [i.e. Budapest, 1858. 175,[1]pp. plus twelve tinted plates including frontis. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Plates somewhat foxed, contemporary ink note on titlepage, margin trimmed on couple of plates slightly affecting caption, else quite good. Janos Xantus was one of the pioneering ornithologists of California. Involved in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, he came to the U.S. at the end of 1851 and worked as a topographer on the Pacific Railroad Survey and then as a member of the U.S. Coast Survey. He was stationed in California during the coastal survey, and while there made valuable collections of birds for the Smithsonian Institution, including many new species, some of which were named after him. Later he was attached to the U.S. navy and commanded an expedition to make meteorological observations in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean. During the latter service, which concluded in 1861, he discovered eighty-nine islands and sand banks. He was appointed U.S. consul at Manzanillo, Mexico, and led a scientific research party into the Sierra Madre before permanently returning to his native Hungary in 1864. The present book is one of two Hungarian publications by Xantus, providing an account of his travels in the U.S. The other volume, UTAZAS KALIFORNIA DELI RESZEIBEN, was published in Pest (i.e. Budapest) in 1860. Xantus undertook the journey across North America to California recorded herein in 1856. This volume includes letters written in Nebraska, Fort Laramie, New Orleans, Fort Riley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc., with notices of Marcy's expedition to the Red River and a rare 19th century account of Hungarians in Texas. Although many bibliographers claim that this work was taken from Marcy's narrative, the borrowed material would appear to be limited primarily to three plates. Contains Wichita and Comanche vocabularies, and plates illustrating a Wichita Indian village and dance, the San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles, various Indians, and New York's Union Square. Cowan lists this title under the name of the editor, Istvan Prepost. Streeter calls this an "unauthorized" edition of Xantus's letters, asserting that the "authorized" edition is the 1860 title noted above. Not in Pilling or Ayer, despite the linguistic content. HOWES X1, "aa." GRAFF 4784. COWAN, p.500. SABIN 105715. WAGNER-CAMP 316. STREETER SALE 3066. DAB XX, pp.589-90.

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        La médecine traditionnelle et l'homoeopathie, procés intenté au journal L'Union Médicale par douze homoeopathes, précédé des mémoires et des notes diverses publiés par les parties au cours des débats

      de 282 pages Paris, L'Union médicale et Tribune judiciaire, 1858, in-8, de 282 pages, bradel moderne (convertures d'origines conservées), Unique édition, rare. Intérieur propre.

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        Blütenkranz aus Dschamis zweitem Diwan. Bei der XVIII. General-Versammlung der D. M. G. den hochverehrten deutschen Gästen zu Begrüssung in der Kaiserstadt dargebracht. Wien, 25. September 1858.

      43 S. OBrosch. In persischer und deutscher Sprache. - Fachmännisch restauriert, neuaufgebunden, St. a. erster S., Gbrsp., leicht stockfleckig, etw. wasserrandig.

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        Les chasses de la Somme

      [4]-130 pages, un plan hors Paris Bouchard-Huzard & Amiens Lenoel-Herouart, 1858, in-8, [4]-130 pages, un plan hors texte, broché, couverture de l'éditeur, Édition originale de cet ouvrage très peu courant, tiré seulement à 300 exemplaires : celui-ci est dans son tout premier état, en majeure partie, non coupé et sous couvertures vertes de l'éditeur. Bien complet du plan de la forêt de Crécy. Entre autres chasses, l'auteur consacre un chapitre à celle du phoque en baie de Somme : il narre notamment une partie de chasse au Crotoy en baie de Somme, à laquelle il participa en compagnie de Porphyre Labitte, lui-même auteur d'une importante et rare monographie sur le sujet, publiée la même année (Chasses exceptionnelles. Des phoques sur les côtes de la Manche. Paris, de l'Imprimerie de T. Tinterlin, 1858). Les pages 109 a 128 contiennent une traduction en vers des Cynégétiques du poète latin Némésien. Couverture fanée, légères rousseurs. Thiebaud, 758 ("devenu rare").

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        Chasses exceptionnelles. Des phoques sur les côtes de la Manche

      plaquette in-8 de [2]-34 Paris, de l'Imprimerie de T. Tinterlin, 1858, , plaquette in-8 de [2]-34 pages et une carte, demi-parchemin postérieur, pièce de titre en long, couverture conservée, Plaquette de toute rareté, sur un sujet non moins rare, tirée à part du Journal des chasseurs (livraisons des 15 et 30 juin 1858) ; non citée dans la Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse de Thiébaud. Son auteur, l'abbevillois Porphyre Labitte (1823-1885), député puis sénateur de la IIIe République et maire de Blangermont, étudia les sciences et l'histoire naturelle ; il fut préparateur au Muséum, au Collège de France et à l'École de Médecine. Il fut l'un des organisateurs du musée Orfila, et il administra les musées d'Abbeville. En 1869, il publia un Mémoire sur la bibliothèque et les musées de cette ville. Ce mémoire sur les chasse aux phoques relève à la fois de ses aptitudes en histoire naturelle, de sa connaissance de sa région d'origine et surtout de ses expériences propres de chasseur, au Crotoy : après quelques considérations sur l'animal, Labitte nous plonge dans une partie de chasse, depuis ses préparatifs et la mise en place de pochons sur les bancs, l'examen des traces - laires - laissées par les phoques sur le sable, jusqu'à la dégustation de la chaire de l'animal. Michelet, déjà à l'époque où Labitte narre ses exploits, se désolait de cette pratique : "Cruelle ignorance de l'homme : comment les phoques, qui sont si rapprochés de lui, ont-ils été tués sans horreur". Labitte se charge de lui répondre : "Que ceux que toucheront les plaintes et la sensibilité du poétique historien n'entreprennent pas nos chasses et nous pardonnent nos meurtres". L'auteur reconnait néanmoins le problème du dépeuplement de la baie : "(...) on pouvait compter par centaines les phoques de la baie ; je suis content maintenant quand je peux en compter une trentaine, les petits de l'année compris". La chasse aux phoque en baie de Somme fut interdite en 1972. Sans le frontispice représentant la Chasse aux Phoques dans la baie de la Somme, mais bien complet de la carte de la Somme à mer basse. Petits accrocs au dos. Rousseurs, planche jaunie. Bibliothèque Cynégétique d'un Amateur, p. 118.

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