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        Illustrations of Furniture, Candelabra, Musical Instruments from the Great Exhibitions of London & Paris with Examples of Similar Articles from Royal Palaces and Noble Mansions.

      London. J. Braund. 1858. 48 black and white engraved plates, 18 x 13 inches, plates loose in later portfolio with ties. Foxing to title page and first and last two plates. The rather crude portfolio (brown paper-covered boards) was evidently fashioned when the original binding of the book disintegrated. In general the plates are very bright and clean. A wonderful compendium of elegant and ornate furntiture including a baby's "Cot", bookcases, desks, tables, chimney pieces, beds, sofas, etc. The Description of Plates identifies the date of each piece, what it is made of, its provenance and the exhibition at which it was displayed. There is also a list of Names of Subscribers. The very fine engravings are by E. Salandri after drawings by J. Braund.

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      ??. [i.e. Tokyo]. ?????.[Yorozuya Hy?shir?].

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        Hundekopf. Hühnerhund.

      - Radierung, auf Velin. 11,5:15,5 cm. Literatur: Stoll 196, II (von II); Andresen 186. Mit der satirischen Anmerkung in der Platte „Den Katzen zum Andenken". Nach Grimms handschriftlichem Werkverzeichnis 1858 entstanden. Sehr guter und vollrandiger Abdruck. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        The Coral Island A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      

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        Musashi Koganei.

      plate 30.

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        Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. xvi+436 pages with frontispiece, folding map, four color plates (one folding), woodcuts and table of itinerary. Octavo (9" x 6") bound half speckled leather with red label lettered in gilt to spine and four raised bands over marbled boards. Edited by J.S. Bell. (Abbey 655, Palau 329979) First edition.Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky was a Prussian adventurer, artist, newspaper correspondent and soldier in New Zealand, Australia, California, Mexico and the Mosquito Coast of Central America. He was also an amateur watercolourist who painted the New Zealand bush and the military campaign. In 1844 he was commissioned into his father's regiment in the Royal Prussian Army, possibly the Garde-Fusilier Regiment in which his brother, Benno Waldemar von Tempsky was a second lieutenant. In 1846, tiring of routine, Tempsky left the regiment after only nine months for the Prussian settlement on the Mosquito Coast of Central America. He accepted a commission to command a force of Mosquito Indians, which had been set up by Britain. In 1850 he went to the new California goldfields, but did not strike gold. In 1853 he returned to the Prussian colony, via Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador, and later wrote a book, Mitla, about his journey.Condition:Some staining to preliminary pages and wood cuts, provenance of Anthropological Society of Berlin with their stamp to plate versos and map, some page crudely opened else a very good copy.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF MISSIONARY SCENES, an Offering to Youth.

      Single volume edition, entitled: 'Twenty Illustrations of Missionary Scenes' on upper board, and priced at Six Shillings. Title and 23 pages of letterpress, plus twenty hand-coloured lithographic plates. Original printed paper-covered boards. Oblong small folio. Lacking front flyleaf; spine worn; crease in title; some browning; else a very good copy. Usually found in two volumes, printed in French, German, and English editions. We have only seen this single volume edition, which is effectively volume one, of the two volume edition, once before. The author was head of the Evangelical Mission at Basel.

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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.

      G. S. Gideon, Printer, Washington DC 1858 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Handbuch des Schachspiels

      Berlin: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1858. vi+541 pages with tables. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original cloth with decorative gilt vignettes and chess board to cover and gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 714) Third edition.Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. It was one of the most important opening references for many decades. The Handbuch had been the project of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, who was with von der Lasa a member of the Berlin Chess Club and the influential group of chess masters later called the Berlin Pleiades. Bilguer died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa completed the project and saw it published, with his friend von Bilguer alone named as author. It contained comprehensive analyses of all opening variations then known, plus a section on the history and literature of chess. Von der Lasa prepared four further editions (1852, 1858, 1864, and 1874). The sixth edition (1880) was by Constantin Schwede; and the seventh edition (1891) was by Emil Schallopp, with the assistance of Louis Paulsen. Carl Schlechter, who had drawn a match for the World Championship with Emanuel Lasker in 1910, prepared the eighth and final edition. Published in eleven parts between 1912 and 1916, it totaled 1,040 pages and included contributions by Rudolf Spielmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Teichmann. International Master William Hartston called it "a superb work, perhaps the last to encase successfully the whole of chess knowledge within a single volume."Condition:Recased in original binding with some stains to cover, previous owner's name and date to tile, corners bumped, spine sunned, new end papers and paste downs,some foxing and damp staining to a few of the early leaves else about very good.

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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. .

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        The Parting Look.

      London. George Baxter. 1858. Baxter color print, 25 x 18 1/2 inches, Glued to thick board which has browning from earlier wood backing (not affecting picture), light foxing at upper right corner. Baxter stamp at lower right corner. This is No. 363 as illustrated in 'The Price guide to Baxter Prints' by A. Ball and M. Martin. "This print and No. 335 are the two largest prints produced by Baxter and this is one of his most popular productions." The printing process that Baxter patented (in 1835) involved color printing from wood blocks. "From 1843 onwards, till the time he discontinued business in approximately 1860, Baxter produced mainly reproductions of paintings for decorative purposes, and this is the period in which we find not only the finest subjects, but also his finest work."

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        DR Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures Together with a Prefatory Letter by the Rev. Professor Sedgwick, M.A. F.R.S. & C.

      Cambridge Deighton, Bell and Co. 1858 - 1st Edition. [vii], 181, [8]pp. Octavo. Original blind and gilt stamped blue cloth. Original coated brown endpapers. Inscription in ink on front free endpaper. B/W frontispiece portrait of David Livingston. 2 folding maps. Contemporary notes on the blank endpapers. Quite a bright clean copy. First edition, very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pangeometrie, oder die auf einer allgemeinen und strengen Theorie der Parallelen gegründeten Hauptsätze der Geometrie.

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1858. First German edition of Lobachevskii's last publication on non-Euclidean geometry (first published in Kazan 1856). The work was dictated by Lobachevskii, who was by then blind, in French, the previous year for the commemoration proceedings planned for February 1855, but publication was delayed by the Tsar over a disagreement over the date of the University's founding. In the meantime, the Russian version was prepared and published, more or less simultaneously with the French. This German edition is little known: it is not mentioned in Friedrich Engel's 'Zwei geometrische Abhandlungen' (1898) and Heinrich Liebmann claims in his own German translation (1902) that it is the first. With the title Pangeometrie Lobachevskii emphasizes the universality of his 'imaginary geometry' and gives his most concise formulation of a geometry free of the parallel postulate. In this work Lobachevskii applies differential and integral calculus to non-Euclidean geometry and develops important refinements of his earlier works. "Numerous deductions, notably that of the fundamental equation of hyperbolic geometry, are given in other forms: until his last days, despite his precarious health, Lobachevskii sought to perfect the geometry he had constructed" (Kagan). The work ends with Lobachevskii discussing the geometry of nature and the necessity of experimentally determining if space is in fact non-Euclidean. "In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevskii himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid's axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system imaginary geometry, proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevskii's merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid's geometry and to consider it a special case of a more general system" (B.A. Rosenfeld in DSB). 8vo (228 x 139 mm), in: 'Archiv für wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland', Volume 17, no. 3, pp 397-456, the complete issue (pp [2:title] 341-498) offered here in the original green printed wrappers, uncut and unopened a very fine copy. Rare as the single issue in wrappers.

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        Teoria della prova nel processo penale del Dr. C. G. A. Mittermaier. Traduzione italiana eseguita sull'originale tedesco dal Dr. Filippo Ambrosoli. Con molte aggiunte inedite dell'Autore e con note del traduttore sulla legislazione austriaca

      Libreria di Francesco Sanvito, Milano 1858 - XIV + 578 p. in-8 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157329)....

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        Die Bauwerke der Herzoglich Braunschweigischen Südbahn von Börssum bis Kreiensen

      Herzoglich Braunschweigisch-Lüneburgische Eisenbahn und Postdirection Braunschweig 1858 ( Ohne Verfasserangabe ) Mit zweifarbig getöntem lithographierten Titelblatt sowie 43 lithographischen doppelblattgroßen Tafeln mit zahlreichen Einzeldarstellungen auf den großfomatigen Tafeln.( Strecke, Gleisanlagen, Brückenbauwerke, Stationsgebäude, Lokomotiven, Personenwagen, Güterwagen, technische Detailansichten etc. ). Ohldr mit marmorierten Einbanddeckeln und rotem, goldgeprägten Original-Leder-Titelschildchen auf dem Vorderdeckel, Folio ( ca. 45 x 36 cm ). Der Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, etwas fleckig. Innen das Titelblatt mit der schönen Vignette etwas fleckig, fingerfleckig - die Tafeln teils etwas fingerfleckig, teils leicht stock- oder braunfleckig. Die Einbandeckel innen stärker fleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand diese umfassenden Bandes über die Braunschweigische Südbahn. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht ca. 2800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Eisenbahn, Eisenbahnen, Braunschweig, Südbahn, Braunschweigische, Börssum, Kreiensen, Google

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        History of the Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington. With emendations and additions by the Rev. G. R. Gleig.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858-60 - 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. Old pale stain to front cover of volume II. An excellent, bright, set in the attractive original cloth bindings. Heliograph portrait frontispiece by Riffaut after Sir Thomas Lawrence, 6 heliograph portraits by Riffaut (printed by Sarazin), 24 maps & plans (some coloured, many folding). 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. Partridge, Wellington, 298 ("generally discreet, but coloured by Gleig's admiration for the Duke"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        'The Council propose to celebrate the Entrance upon the New Building by a Dinner of the Members and Friends of the Institute, to be held in the Music Hall, after the Annual Meeting on the 10th of January [1859], at which Lord Ward will preside ...'

      1858 4pp 4to, printed in sloping script on first two pages only; several light folds. Paper watermarked Joynson 1858. v.g.A formal invitation to a celebratory dinner, to mark the inauguration of the Birmingham & Midland Institute's new purpose-built building. The invitation lists the five Officers of the Institute, which include Lord Ward as president and Arthur Ryland as vice-president, and beneath these names two Honorary Members: The Right Honorable Lord Brougham, and Charles Dickens Esquire. Charles was invited to become one of the first Honorary Members of the Institute in late September 1857, a position he accepted with 'honor and pleasure', declaring himself 'highly gratified'. (Pilgrim Letters

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        The Virginians

      Bradbury and Evans, 1858, Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: no dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: The Author. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, 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, Collectible & Signed

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        A compendium of Kafir laws and customs,

      8vo., vii(1)168pp., with three folding tables, original green cloth with printed spine label (the label largely defective, however), with an old light stain on upper cover. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink by Maclean to Robert Vigne*, and with a coy note in a contemporary hand at head of title: "Not altogether fit for ladies".Publisher: Mount Coke: Wesleyan Mission Press. Printed for the Government of British Kaffraria.Year: 1858Edition: First edition. Mendelssohn I, p.960. Work, A bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America, p.59.

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        Die Cellularpathologie in Ihrer Begründung auf Physiologische und Pathologische Gewebelehre.

      Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1858. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (222x138 mm). xvi, 440 pp. including half-title, title with copyright on verso, 144 wood engravings in the text, of which one full-page and several white-on-black. Later half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, ownership stamp to half title, occasional mild spotting (half title stronger). Provenance: Prof. Hueppe, Dresden. ----PMM 307c; Dibner, Heralds of Science 132; Garrison-Morton 2299; Grolier/Horblit 99; Grolier Medicine 69; Heirs of Hippocrates 1892; Norman 2156 - FIRST EDITION OF THE FOUNDATION WORK OF CELLULAR PATHOLOGY AND 'ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE', (Garrison-Morton). In this work, an almost verbatim transcription of a series of 20 lectures delivered at the new Pathological Institute in Berlin in February-April 1858, Virchow set forth the now universally accepted concept of disease as a state of conflict between healthy and diseased cells. Virchow's research into the function, structure and development of cells was made possible by technical improvements in the microscope and in biochemical techniques. 'For Virchow the microscope became the central tool for reducing pathological processes to alterations occurring at the cellular level. Hence, the cell became the fundamental living unit in both health and disease--a biological rather than a mechanical entity. Virchow's notion of cellular pathology implied that all the manifestations of disease could be reduced to disturbances of living cells. Moreover, according to Virchow's famous principle, 'omnis cellula e cellula,' all cells originated from other cells. Cellular function, in turn, depended on intracellular physiochemical changes which were reflected in the varying morphology' (DSB). 'Every morbid structure therefore consists of cells, which, according to this axiom themselves come from pre-existing cells. The seat of any disease must therefore be in the cell. On this basis, Virchow analysed disease and diseased tissue and proposed the idea that disease is a conflict between healthy and morbid cells. This was the beginning of modern pathology...' (Grolier Medicine). Near Fine.

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        Correspondance de Napoléon Ier, publiée par ordre de l'empereur Napoléon III.

      Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1858 - 1869. ____ Edition originale. Collection complète. Chaque volume de 700 à 800 pages. Les 4 derniers volumes sont consacrés aux oeuvres de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène. Couleur du dos de la reliure un peu passée. *****. 32 volumes in-4. [290 x 215 mm] Collation : Demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Meyer`s Universum. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst. Octavausgabe in 5 Bänden. Mit zusammen 5 gestochenen Titeln und 205 Stahlstich-Tafeln (= komplett).

       \"Meyer`s Universum. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst. Octavausgabe in 5 Bänden. Stich, Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts. Hildburghausen 1858-1860. VI, 184 (1) S.; 179 S.; 170 (1) S.; 167 S.; 159 S. Mit zusammen 5 gestochenen Titeln und 205 (43; 41; 41; 40; 40) Stahlstich-Tafeln (= komplett) sowie erläuterndem Text. (Gold)geprägtes Original-Ganzleinen mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Zustand: Einbände etwas berieben und angestaubt/angeschmutzt. Vorsätze stark gebräunt und leimschattig. Die meisten (circa 137) der Stahlstiche sind in gutem (Ränder teilweise, nicht das Bild, leicht braunfleckig) oder sehr gutem Zustand. Einige (circa 48) Stahlstiche sind leicht stockfleckig (Ränder, nicht das Bild, leicht braunfleckig) und nur wenige (circa 20) sind in schlechtem Zustand (Papier ist stark gebräunt/Blatt ist stark stockfleckig). Trotz der aufgeführten Mängel insgesamt eine gut erhaltene, vollständige Erstausgabe des fünfbändigen Werkes. Eines der erfolgreichsten verlegerischen Unternehmen im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts. Nach der ursprünglichen Konzeption ist diese Ausgabe so vollständig, wurde jedoch später mit weiteren Bänden fortgeführt.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        On Chloroform and other Anaesthetics: their Action and Administration

      1858. 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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        Mémoire sur la Fermentation appelée lactique. WITH: Mémoire sur la Fermentation alcoolique

      1st Edition Paris: Victor Masson, 1858. First printings in original wrappers of the full versions of Pasteur's landmark papers, "often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison-Morton, citing the abridged version). "Fermentation, when Pasteur began to study it, was widely considered a purely chemical process... But Pasteur now stepped forward to claim that 'lactic yeast,' comprised of living organisms, was responsible for the transformation of sugar into lactic acid--of which sour milk and yogurt are common products. He published an audacious paper, 'Memoire sue la fermentation appelee lastique' ('Note on So-called Lactic Fermentation'), in 1857. Pasteur went on, in 1860, to treat of alcoholic fermentation, showing that all the various types and processes involved the presence of 'organic beings.' Control of the fermentation process, an enormous advance for industry, was the practical result of this work" (Simmons, Doctors and Discoveries).NOTE: A four-page abridged version of each paper appeared in 1857 in Comptes Rendus. Garrison-Morton 2472 and Dibner 198 (abridged edition). Norman 1653 (this edition).IN: Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 52 (1858), pp 404-18; and Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 58 (1860), pp. 323-426. Paris: Victor Masson, 1858; 1860. Octavo, original wrappers rebacked; custom silk box. Beautiful, fine copies in original wrappers. Fine.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Livraria Luis Burnay]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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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