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        Encyclopédie moderne (27 Tomes + 3 Tomes d'Atlas - 30 Tomes : Complet). Dictionnaire abrégé des Sciences, des Lettres, des Arts, de l'Industrie, de l'Agriculture et du Commerce.

      Firmin Didot Frères, 1858. Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue et augmentée de près du double, publiée par MM. Firmin Didot Frères, sous la direction de M. Léon Renier, 27 Tomes de texte et 3 Tomes d'Atlas reliés en 17 vol. in - 8 reliure demi - toile bleu, dos lisse orné (fleurons), Firmin Didot Frères, Paris, 1858, près de 800 pp. par volumes ; Atlas I : 132 pl. ; Atlas II : 132 pl. ; Atlas III : 126 pl. Parfaitement complet des 3 Tomes d'Atlas, recueillant l'intégralité des 390 planches annoncées (dont de très nombreuses planches dépliantes). Bon exemplaire (des rouss., bel exemplaire par ailleurs) de cette remarquable encyclopédie : "C'est peut - être la plus considérable et, en somme, la meilleure de toutes les encyclopédies de notre époque" (Larousse, GDU, I, XXXVI). Parmi les nombreux rédacteurs de l'Encyclopédie moderne, on relèvera les noms de Bory de Saint - Vincent, Damiron, Dupaty, Eyries, Hoefer, Mérimée, etc. Français

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        Das Deutsche Gaunerthum in seiner social-politischen, literarischen und linguistischen Ausbildung zu seinem heutigen Bestande.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1858 - 1862. 4 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. Huelke-Etzler 100; ADB XLVI,114: \"Für die Geschichte des Gaunerthums hat dies Buch seine Bedeutung und in Kreisen der Fachleute Beachtung gefunden, die Untersuchungen über die Gaunersprache jedoch und die ethymologischen Erklärungen und Ableitungen...riefen lebhaften und berechtigten Widerspruch hervor.\" - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen Publikation. Die Tle. 3 und 4 mit der umfangreichen Behandlung der Gaunersprache mit einem Jüdisch-Deutschen Wörterbuch sowie einem Wörterbuch der Gaunersprache im Anhang. Ave-Lallement (1809-1892) war 1851-68 in seiner Heimatstadt Lübeck Chef des Polizeiamtes. Er veröffentlichte neben seinem hier vorliegenden Hauptwerk verschiedene Werke über die Polizei und Kriminalromane. - Gelenke stärker berieben. Spiegel mit Spuren von entfernten Exlibris, mehrfach gestempelt, leicht gebräunt, tls. stärker braunfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym

      Michel Lévy frères, 1858. - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1858, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Charles Baudelaire per la quale non è stato redatto documenti di grandi dimensioni. Bound in mezzo marocchino nero, dorso lavorato sollevato cinque cabine doppie d'oro, quando la coda d'oro, carta marmorizzata piatto, e le guardie contreplats ciotola di carta, copertina e dorso conservati (cinque marginali restauri piatti e indietro) , testa dorata, elegante vincolante firmato Bernasconi. Ex libris stampato sul frontespizio, foxing minore rara. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés (cinq restaurations marginales sur les plats et le dos), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Bernasconi. Ex - libris imprimé sur la page de titre, rares rousseurs sans gravité. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Mémoires et Correspondance politique et militaire du Prince Eugène. TOMES 1 à 7 (sur 10)

      1858. MICHEL LEVY FRERES. 1858 - 1860. In-12.Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 484 + 488 + 467 + 452 + 476 + 437 + 470 pages. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre.

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        Oeuvres avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier

      Furne et c.ie, 1858. 6 volumi in - 4°(26 cm), pp. 782 ,775, 784, 732, 653, 127 illustrazioni incise e acquerellate, Legatura in mezza pelle con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Il volume secondo presenta uno strappo al dorso senza mancanze. I volumi sono così suddivisi:vol. I : Matières générales, Théorie de la Terre (ritratto del Buffon e 5 carte ) - vol. II : Matières générales, Théorie de la Terre, Minéraux - vol. III : Mammifères 1 (17 tavv.) - vol. IV : Mammifères 2 (31 tavv.) - Tome V : Oiseaux 1 (44 tavv.) - Tome VI : Oiseaux 2 (30 tavv.).

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym

      Michel Lévy frères, 1858. - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1858, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Charles Baudelaire e perché non è venuto dai grandi giornali. Bound in marrone metà dolore, torna a quattro bande impostate con ornati d'oro matrimoniali scatole nere tratteggiate, bit con restauri testa piccola, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, ex libris incollato sul primo contreplat , vincolante contemporaneo. Copia Praticamente gratuito piacevoli lentiggini. Copia affascinante periodo vincolante, il che è raro, perché la maggior parte delle copie sono state modestamente legati al periodo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos  à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons noirs, mors comportant de petites restaurations en tête, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex - libris encollé sur le premier contreplat, reliure de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur. Exemplaire en charmante reliure d'époque, ce qui est rare, car la plupart des exemplaires ont été modestement reliés à l'époque.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES ILLUSTREES - EN 20 VOLUMES. TOMES I A XX INCLUS / EDITION NE VARIETUR.

      1858. LIBRAIRIE DE FRANCE. 1858-1931. In-8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable. 20 volumes / Frontispices en couleurs ou en noir et blanc, différents sur chaque tomes. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte, en front-de-chapitre et culs-de-lampe. Nombreuses planches d'illustrations en noir et blanc et en couleurs hors-texte / Certains plats desolisarisés, dos fendus, L'autre moitié des ouvrages sont en etat satisfaisant / L'intérieur des ouvrages est globalement correct. Frontispices en couleurs ou en noir et blanc, différents sur chaque tomes. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte, en front-de-chapitre et culs-de-lampe. Nombreuses planches d'illustrations en noir et blanc et en couleurs hors-texte. Un mors fendu sur le tome 1, sinon bon état général. TOME I (170+125 pages) : Les Amoureuses, précédées de Retour Sentimental vers Alphonse Daudet, par Henri Béraud. TOME II (276 pages) : Le Petit Chose, histoire d'un enfant. TOME III (385 pages) Lettres de mon Moulin. Lettres à un absent. TOME IV (474 pages) : Aventures prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon. Les Contes du Lundi. Les Femmes d'Artistes. TOME V (531 pages) : Fromont Jeune et Risler Aîné. Etudes et paysages Robert Helmont. TOME VI (498 pages) : Jack, moeurs contemporaines. TOME VII (430 pages) Le Nabab, moeurs parisiennes. TOME VIII (294 pages) : Les Rois en Exil, Roman parisien. TOME IX (508 pages) . Numa Roumestan. L'Evangéliste. TOME X (392 pages) : Sapho. Tartarin sur les Alpes. TOME XI (295 pages) : L'Immortel. La Belle-Nivernaise. TOME XII ( 160 pages) : Trente ans de Paris. Souvenirs d'un homme de lettres. TOME XIII (540 pages) : Port-Tarascon. Rose et Ninette. Entre le prises et la rampe. TOME XIV (320 pages) : Vie d'enfant. Le valet de ferme. Oeuvres provonçales de Baptiste Bonnet. TOME XV (400 pages) : La Petite Paroisse. Premier voyage premier mensonge. Le Fédor. TOME XVI (450 pages) : Soutien de Famille. Notes sur la vie. TOME XVII (XI 9O0+65+50 pages) : La Doulou (la douleur). Le trésor d'Arlatan. TOME XVIII (313 pages) : Pages inédites de Critique Dramatique. TOME XIX (686 pages). Théâtre I. TOME XX (569 pages) : Théâtre II / ILLUSTRATIONS DE MARCEL ROCHE, ADRIEN BAGARRY, A DE LA PATELLIERE, RENE PIOT, ETC....

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        Malacca Trogon

      1858-75 1858 - Malacca Trogon. Harpactes rutilus. £348

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        Poetical Works Of Edgar Allan Poe

      J.S.Redfield, New York, 1858 - First illustrated US edition in a beautiful rare binding by W. Bone & Son, 76 Fleet St,London. Some rubbing to the original binding, red with gilt inlay and Gilt to outer text edge. Small presentation inscription to front inner page, ribbon present but detached, small tear to front end page near fold. Clean and tight with light spotting an excellent copy of this rare edition. Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel, Birket Foster, Filex Darley,Jasper Cropsey, P, Duggan, Percival Skelton, and A.M. Madot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Louis Lambert - Les proscrits - Séraphita

      Librairie nouvelle, 1858. - Librairie nouvelle 1858, 11x17cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition, volume seul des oeuvres complètes. Reliure de lecture en demi percaline verte, dos carré, pièces de titre de papier encollées, habiles restaurations aux mors, coins émoussés, modeste reliure de l'époque. Exemplaire présenté soux chemise en demi veau tabac, dos 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, volume seul des œuvres complètes. Reliure de lecture en demi percaline verte, dos carré, pièces de titre de papier encollées, habiles restaurations aux mors, coins émoussés, modeste reliure de l'époque. Exemplaire présenté sous chemise en demi veau tabac, dos 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'Aurélien 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 mœurs de ces contrées étranges. » D'autres critiques relevèrent à la suite les influences balzaciennes 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 tâche, Angelo Sorr vient de publier Les Inutiles dont le style est à nouveau comparé, dans la presse, à son modèle : « On devine une préoccupation 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).   Emouvant envoi de la célèbre 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. 

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        The Floral World and Garden Guide. London. Groombridge and Sons 1872-1879.

      1858. 8 voll., in-8°, bella leg. coeva in mz. pelle bordeaux, titoli e ricchi fregi floreali in oro sul dorso; pp.VIII-376, pp.VII-(1)-376, pp.(2)-378-(4), pp.(2)-378-(4), pp.(2)-378-(4), pp.(2)-378-(4), pp.(2)-378-(4), pp.(2)-378-(4); 96 belle tavv.cromolitografate per lo piu' di fiori, frutti e piante ornamentali (molte ripiegate), numerose inc. in legno nel testo, molte a piena pagina. Ottimo e assai raro esemplare. Nissen BBI, 2252 na. Bella rivista dedicata alla coltivazione dei fiori e al giardinaggio, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1858 (in 2 volumi con sole tre tavole) e terminata nel 1880; in tutto vennero pubblicati 23 voll., solo, pero', a partire dal 1870 comparvero regolarmente volumi, ognuno con 12 tavv. a colori.

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        A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, in 1849-1850; with private correspondence relative to the annexation of Oude to British India,

      Richard Bentley, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. VG, 1st ed, 2 Vols, 1 map. In the original red embossed worn cloth, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Rebacked, old spines laid down, gilt titles. Internally, Vol 1, half title, frontis, [7], (viii-lxxx), [1], 2-337 pp, 1 pl (folding map frontis). Vol 2, [3], (iv-vi), [1], 2-424 pp, most leaves uncut, printed by W Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street, London. Occasional Archaeological Society circular stamp, ink no to fpds & verso feps, small label to verso fep, small binders stamp to epds. (Reeves - Sleeman in Oudh. Bhatnagar - Fermale Infanticide in India). (Folio, 19.5*12.5). Sleeman, army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India. See ODNB.

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        The Marsh King's Daughter

      Watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil on paper. 14-7/8 x 10 in. Framed. Watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil on paper. 14-7/8 x 10 in. An unpublished illustration for "The Marsh King's Daughter," a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1858, and one of those closest to his heart. In the story, a group of storks acting as a Greek chorus tell the tale of Helga, daughter of the Marsh King, who is a beautiful and violent girl by day, but a sad and gentle frog by night. She is redeemed after saving the life of a Christian priest doomed to be sacrificed by the Vikings, and here Andersen touches on the themes of faith and immortality so common in his writings. Kay Nielsen spent over 10 years working on his illustrations to Andersen's Fairy Tales, which was published in 1924. "The Marsh King's Daughter" and hence the painting, were not used in the book.

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        Bosquejo historico de Goa escripto em inglez. Nova - Goa 1858.

      1858. Pp. viii, 5 - 199, index 200 - 203. Modern boards. Old ownership signature on title (dated 1882). First edition in Portugese translated from "An historical sketch of Goa", Madras 1831. A detailed description of the history of Goa including information about the language, religions, trade and industry. The translation also includes an account about St. Francis Xavier's tomb and Francisco Pirard's 1628 description of Pagim during it's golden era. Cottineau de Kloguen was a French missionary born in Nantes. Innocêncio vi, 251; xvii, 69. Gonçalves 57.

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        Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: with a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution [2 volumes]

      Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1858. Hardcover. Very Good. Third Edition. 2 volumes: xxxiii, [3], 735, [1] p.; [2], 702 p.; 24 cm. Modern (20th-century) off-white cloth with gilt-tooled leather spine labels. Spine title: Story on the Constitution. Light blue endpapers. Misbound: vol. 1: Preface (pp. vii-x) bound between pp. xxii and xxiii (Article I of the Constitution of the United States). In Very Good Condition: spines are slightly sunned; archival repair of one page corner; occasional minor foxing; pages slightly browned; a few marginal pencil notations; otherwise, clean and tight.

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        Le canotage en France

      Paris, Jules et Alphonse Taride, 1858. de 296 pages, puis 16 pages de publicité de la librairie Taride cartonnage rouge de l'éditeur imprimée or, tête dorée 1858, 1858, in - 16, de 296 pages, puis 16 pages de publicité de la librairie Taride, cartonnage rouge de l'éditeur imprimée or, tête dorée, Exceptionnel exemplaire offert par Hippolyte Duchesne au Prince de Joinville "en souvenir de sa descente en Canot dans les grands ponts de Paris ; et du Voyage des cendres de Napoléon 1er". Le Prince de Joinville est connu pour ses études critiques sur la marine française. Première édition, très rare. Malgré quelques rousseurs, précieux exemplaire

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        De la justice dans la révolution et dans l'Eglise

      Garnier frères, 1858. - Garnier frères, Paris 1858, 11x18,5cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Rara prima edizione, pubblicata 22 aprile 1858, è stato sequestrato e distrutto il 28 dello stesso mese, costringendo Proudhon in esilio in Belgio per sfuggire alla prigione. Leganti shagreen mezzo rosso, torna liscio decorato con reti dorate e, piatti di carta marmorizzata freddi, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, i bordi cosparsi, tre angoli urtato, le associazioni del tempo. Alcuni foxing minore. Copia disegnato in un affascinante vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale qui, parue le 22 avril 1858, fut saisie et détruite le 28 du même mois, contraignant Proudhon à s'exiler en Belgique pour échapper à la prison.  Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, trois coins émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure.

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        Voyage pittoresque sur les bords du Rhin

      Mrizot, 1858. - Mrizot, Paris 1858, Grd. in - 8 (17,5x27cm), 502pp., relié. - Prima edizione, illustrata con 24 incisioni in acciaio di fratelli Rouargue, 2 legno con colorata a mano. Bound in metà periodo navy dolore. Torna con falsi nervi ornati con scatole d'oro. Piatti percaline lesa con reti fredde. Bordi dorato. Shimmering guardie bianche. Bellissimo esemplare, un fresco perfetta, gratuitamente foxing e mantiene la sua Serpentes. Questo libro di visitare tutte le città lungo il Reno è apparso nel periodo di massimo splendore del suo turismo; località termali del Reno erano allora di moda, così come le città svizzere e tedesche. Il libro è fatto di descrizioni, aneddoti attuali e storici e le note sulle buone maniere. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 24 gravures sur acier par les frères Rouargue, dont 2 bois coloriés à la main. Reliure en demi chagrin marine d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Plats de percaline chagrinée avec filets à froid. Tranches dorées. Gardes moirées blanches. Bel exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur, exempt de rousseurs et ayant conservé ses serpentes. Ce livre qui visite toutes les villes le long du Rhin parut à la grande époque de son tourisme ; les villes thermales du Rhin étaient alors à la mode, ainsi que les villes suisses et allemandes. L'ouvrage est fait de descriptions, d'anecdotes actuelles et historiques et de notes sur les moeurs.

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        D« Apres nature par Gavarni.

      Artist: Lemercier after Gavarni; Issued in: Paris; date: 1858 - Artist: Lemercier after Gavarni; Issued in: Paris; date: 1858; - Condition: Very good; Book shows in 4 Bd., onn 40 Lithographies scetches from people of "normal life"

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        THE PERMANENT WAY AND COAL-BURNING LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS OF EUROPEAN RAILWAYS; WITH A COMPARISON OF THE WORKING ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LINES, AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH IMPROVEMENT MUST PROCEED

      Holley & Colburn; Privately Published, New York 1858 - This book was published just twenty-nine years after the first common carrier railroad in America became operational. Most new railroad mechanical and operational designs and methods were still coming from Europe. "In comparing our [United States] railways in these respects [Roadbed and Superstructure and Locomotives], with those of Europe, we find that while the first cost of roadbed and superstructure of those of the latter is but little greater, [however] their expenses per mile run, for Maintenance of Way, is but two-fifths that in this country, while their consumption of fuel for equal mileage, is less than 60 percent, of the quantity burned in our locomotives." Clearly, improvements in American railroading needed to be made. 168 pages with chapters on "Comparative Working of European and American Lines," "Earthwork and Drainage," "Ballast," "Sleepers," "Rails," "Rail Joints," "Coal-Burning Boilers; English and American Coal," "Combustion of Coal," "Coal-Burning Boiler of London and South Western Railroad," "McConnell's Boiler," and "Coal-Burning Boilers With Inclined Grate." All fifty-one engraved plates by J. Bien, plus two maps are present. Plates feature engravings of standard sections of roadbed, drainage, earthwork, creosoting sleepers, standard rail sections, rail joints, combustion, coal-burning locomotive boilers, etc. Bound in original brown cloth with design and border on the covers stamped in blind, and lettering on the spine stamped in gilt. Professionally rebacked with original cloth spine pressed on. Gilt lettering dulled. Occasional, seldom, small spots of foxing throughout. A handsome, very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orchester Eduard Stumpff. Soirée Champêtre

      Amsterdam, 12.9. 1858. Farb. typographisches Plakat mit angesetztem Rahmen. Blattgr.: 141 x 104 cm. Neben der Sonntagsvorstellung werden Konzerte an jedem Abend während der Kirmes im Amsterdamer Frascati-Theater angekündigt. U. a. tritt auch Herr Böttger, Erster Komiek van Berlijn, auf. - Mit 4 kleinen Steuerstempeln. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        DIARY OF A JOURNEY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE COASTS OF THE PACIFIC WITH A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION

      London, 1858. Two volumes. xxx,[2],352; x,[2],397,[1]pp., plus seventeen plates (six chromolithographs), frontispieces (one of which is a chromolithograph), and a folding map. Half titles. Contemporary polished calf, spines elaborately gilt, gilt leather labels. Minor edge wear, slight chipping to one label. Bookplates. Mild offsetting from some of the pages facing chromolithographs, but an overall very clean text. Very good. The first English edition, translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnet, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, of one of the most important accounts of the American West. "...One of the best travel books of [the] age" - Goetzmann. Möllhausen accompanied Whipple's expedition to survey a route to the Pacific, serving as the party's naturalist and artist. The text is devoted largely to excellent descriptions of Indian life and aboriginal antiquities, with additional material on the expeditions of Col. Fremont. The handsome chromolithographed plates depict the landscape and natives of the areas traversed. The map illustrates the route of the party from Fort Smith up the Canadian River, across northern Arizona and New Mexico to Los Angeles. "The map is beautifully drawn and engraved....It is a highly important and decorative map" - Wheat. Goetzmann, ARMY EXPLORATION, p.310. GRAFF 2849. FIELD 1080 MINTZ 582. SABIN 49915. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 268. HOWES M713. ABBEY 661. WAGNER-CAMP 305:2. STREETER SALE 3134. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 956.

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        Würzburg",

      1858 - Gesamtansicht von Osten auf Höhe des "Letzten Hiebes". Lithographie nach August Christian Geist von J. Woelfle bei Hanfstaengl in München, 1858. 36,6 x 55,4 cm. - Unter Glas mit Seidenpassepartout und Goldvorstoß staubdicht neu gerahmt. Rahmung im Preis ingebriffen. Das Blatt etwas gebräunt, dazu sind einige Knicke erkennbar. - Seltene Lithographie nach dem Original-Ölgemälde von August Christian Geist, dass dieser 1856 im Auftrag der Medizinisch-Physikalischen Gesellschaft als Abschiedsgeschenk für Prof. Rudolf Virchow fertigte. Dieses Bild verbrannte 1945 in der Sammlung Virchow in Berlin. Die Lithographie wurde als Jahresgabe des Würzburger Kunsvereins 1858 aufgelegt. - Die Darstellung stellt einen künstlerischen Höhepunkt der Stadtansichten Würzburgs dar. Vor allem Luft- und Lichteffekte, sowie die Mauerversatzstücke und die im Licht aufstaubende Straße erinnern an italienische Landschaftsdarstellungen des 19. Jahrhunderts. S. Mainfränkisches Museum, Gesamtansichten, Nr. 121. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEA

      London: G. Routledge & Co., 1858. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Frontispiece portrait, four plates, and ten folding maps and plans, including four housed in the rear pocket. London: G. Routledge & Co., 1858. 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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        A Personal Narrative of The Siege of Lucknow

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts. 1858.. First edition. 8vo. 380pp. Publisher's orange embossed cloth titled in gilt to spine. Bright and sharp, slight bumping to spine ends and corners, minor edgewear, very good indeed, a very pretty copy. Internally clean, brown, glazed endpapers with ads to pastedowns, Edwards and Remnants bindery label to rear pastedown, evidence of the removal of a similar label to the front pastedown. Portrait frontispiece of Sir Henry Lawrence looking somewhat grim, perhaps unsurprisingly. Minor offsetting to title page. With folding map of the Residency and surrounding city. An eyewitness account by a civilian present in the Residency for the duration of the siege, or sieges if you wish to be more picky, and its subsequent liberation. Often viewed as a measurement of British fighting resolve during the enormous blow that was what is referred to as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 (also referred to as the First Indian War of Independence); the city was held, taken, lost and retaken at a cost of 2500 men, the final day's fighting of the lifting of the siege created no less than 24 Victoria Cross recipients, more than any other action in British military history. A handsome copy of a book more usually seen looking rather more mutinous.

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        Voyages. 3 Volumes.

      1858. MAYNARD, Felix. Voyage et Aventures au Chili. [4], 308 pp. Paris: Libraire Nouvelle, 1858. WITH: -----. De Delhi à Cawnpore: Journal d'une Dame Anglaise: Pages de l'Insurrection Hindoue. [4], 301 pp. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1859. -----. Un Drame dans les Mers Boréales: Souvenirs du Kamtschatka. [4], 307 pp. 18mo., 178 x 110 mm, uniformly bound in contemporary French beige quarter-morocco, marbled paper boards, black spine labels, comb-marbled edges. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1859. |~||~||~||~| First Editions. Scarce collection of nineteenth-century nautical expeditions through Russian and South American waters (the "Delhi" voyage is in fact a fictional account). Maynard (1813-1858) was the surgeon of a French whaling ship and in this capacity he circled the globe, recalling his adventures and observations clearly and soberly. Several of his works were edited by his friend Alexandre Dumas (Père), who contributed a Preface to Les Baleiniers (translated in 1937 as "The Whalers"). Attractive copies, minor wear to hinge of the "Delhi" volume. Sabin 47163.

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        DIARY OF A JOURNEY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE COASTS OF THE PACIFIC WITH A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION.

      London. 1858. - Two volumes. xxx,[2],352; x,[2],397,[1]pp., plus seventeen plates (six chromolithographs), frontispieces (one of which is a chromolithograph), and a folding map. Half titles. Contemporary polished calf, spines elaborately gilt, gilt leather labels. Minor edge wear, slight chipping to one label. Bookplates. Mild offsetting from some of the pages facing chromolithographs, but an overall very clean text. Very good. The first English edition, translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnet, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, of one of the most important accounts of the American West. ".One of the best travel books of [the] age" - Goetzmann. Möllhausen accompanied Whipple's expedition to survey a route to the Pacific, serving as the party's naturalist and artist. The text is devoted largely to excellent descriptions of Indian life and aboriginal antiquities, with additional material on the expeditions of Col. Fremont. The handsome chromolithographed plates depict the landscape and natives of the areas traversed. The map illustrates the route of the party from Fort Smith up the Canadian River, across northern Arizona and New Mexico to Los Angeles. "The map is beautifully drawn and engraved.It is a highly important and decorative map" - Wheat. Goetzmann, ARMY EXPLORATION, p.310. GRAFF 2849. FIELD 1080 MINTZ 582. SABIN 49915. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 268. HOWES M713. ABBEY 661. WAGNER-CAMP 305:2. STREETER SALE 3134. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 956.

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        Gebetbuch f?r Israelitische Reform-Gemeinden (Olat Tamid)

      New York: Printed by M. Thalmessinger, 1858. (F?nfte Auflage) Fifth edition. Hardcover. g. 8vo. viii, 492 pp. Blind-embossed brown leather with gold-stamped floral design on spine. All gilt edges. Decorative endpapers. Bottom of title page reads "For sale at the office of the Sexton of the Congregation Temple Beth El, Corner 63rd St. and Lexington Ave., New York." Rare edition of a late 19th century Reform Jewish Prayer book. Age wear and some abrasions on binding. Top half of spine is missing, tail of spine chipped. Pages 55-60 slightly creased. Text in German, Gothic script and Hebrew. Binding in fair, interior in very good condition. Singerman #1534.

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        Cosmos, a sketch of a physical description of the Universe. 5 Volumes, Complete

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1849/1858 - Text Englisch. Fünf Bände. ERSTE VOLLSTÄNDIGE ENGLISCHE AUSGABE. Alle Bände: pappbezogene Hartkarton-Einbände, Leder-Ecken mit leichten Stoßspuren, goldgeprägte Lederrücken mit Titel/Band-Nummerierung Schildchen, 5 Bünde, sehr gut erhalten trotz minimaler Gebrauchsspuren. Buchschnitt rundum marmoriert. Marmoriertes Vor-/Nachsatz-Papier. Kaum Stockflecken. ERSTER BAND (VOLUME I): 1849. Widmung von 1859 auf Vorsatzblatt. Portrait von Humboldt als Frontispiz, mit Seidenpapier-Schutz. XVII ( Author's preface + contents), IX (Summary), 369 paginierte Seiten , weiterhin Index 18 Seiten. +++ ZWEITER BAND (VOLUME II): 1849. XXI, paginiert von Seite 370 bis 742. Weiterhin Index 16 Seiten. +++ DRITTER BAND (VOLUME III): 1851. 289 paginierte Seiten, Index (8 Seiten). +++ VIERTER BAND (VOLUME IV): 1852. XV, paginiert von Seite 291 bis 601. Dazu Index 7 Seiten. +++ FÜNFTER BAND (VOLUME V): 1858. VIII, 500 Seiten inkl. Index. Eine schöne bibliophile Ausgabe in sehr gutem Zustand! +++ FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE TRANSLATION OF THE 4 GERMAN VOLUMES. A beautiful set in 5 volumes, published from 1849 up to 1858. Each book adorned with guilded leather spine, leather-corners very slightly bumped, marbled edges, marbled end-papers, clean, minimal wear-marks (Volume 4: very little chipping on spine top, front-edge with small pressure-mark). With portrait- frontispiece of Alexander von Humboldt in 1st volume. Altogether VERY GOOD CONDITION. +++ Kosmos (usually referred to in English as "Cosmos") is an influential treatise on science and nature written by the German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) +++ 11,8 x 18,3 cm. 2,1 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Rarität Rara Geographie Geography Bibliophilie Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Fugue on a Subject by Rossini" - Autograph Musical Quotation

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Interesting AMQS of a short fugue penned by the influential German conductor and composer, mounted together with a reproduction photograph. The fugue, "Sopra un soggetto di fuga da Rossini" for three voices, begins with the whimsical chromatic subject in the bass and a countersubject above, continues through a complete statement of the subject in a third voice, and then comes to a sudden (but harmonically logical) conclusion after twelve measures - clearly demonstrating Hiller's tremendous compositional skill, while paying hommage to a composer with whom he was closely associated. He has signed below and dated Colonia [Cologne], June 3, 1858. Mounted together with the AMQS is a small reproduction photograph portrait of the composer. Heavy toning and some creases and spots of damage, but very legible and overall in very good condition. AMQS 7 x 6 inches (18.1 x 15.5 cm); photograph 2.75 x 4 inches (6.7 x 10 cm); total size 8.25 x 11.75 inches (20.9 x 29.6 cm).<br style=""><br style="">Perhaps best remembered today as the dedicatee of Schumann's Piano Concerto and Chopin's Nocturnes, op. 15, Hiller was an extremely important figure in the musical world of nineteenth-century Germany. During his long career, he conducted the orchestras of Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Dresden, founded the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, composed six operas, three piano concertos, four symphonies, and a large body of chamber music, and taught pupils such as Max Bruch (whom he introduced to the melody of the Kol Nidrei, as he was Jewish). He was also an important lecturer and writer.  Hiller had been encouraged by Rossini in his earlier years and they met again in Normandy in 1855.  His close musical associates also included Mendelssohn, whom he met when they were both boys, Schumann, Schubert, and Wagner, with whom he worked closely in Dresden.

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        Narrative of the Mission sent by the governor general of India to the Court of Ava in 1855

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1858. First Edition. Full Leather. VG+. with notices of the country, government and people. Large format. 391 pp. 29 plates, 1 folding map inserted in rear. Eighteen months after the end of the Burmese War the King of Ava sent a mission to England and His Lordship promised that the compliment be returned. Yule was named secretary to the Mission leader. On his return, this exhaustive description of the entire and lengthy trip to Burma was published. Scarce. Full plain leather Thick) boards, blindstamped boards, raised spine bands, gilt rules in bands. VG+, internally near fine.

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        Villarancidio (con perdon del plagio) ó asesinato de un poema en once cantos mortales, que, con el titulo de Victoria de la Palma.

      Lima, Typografia Nacional de N.N. Corpancho, por J.H. del Campo, 1858. - 4°, Original peach printed wrappers (some wear). Steel engraved vignette of a bat on title page [symbol representing the anonymous author]. In very good condition. (1 l.), 61. (3) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION [?] of this rare pamphlet in verse with commentary in prose. This satirical work reproduces a poem praising President Ramón Castilla's 1855 triumph at the Battle of La Palma in Arequipa written by the magistrate Manuel V. Villarán (1812-1860) and originally published in Lima, 1856, now with extensive commentary by Fuentes in prose below the text of the poem. The commentary provides a biting indictment of Villarán's admiration for Castilla. Fuentes? wordplays and his mockery of the formality of juridical language throughout the commentary reveal an incisive political critique. Castilla, who had served as president of Peru from February 17 to December 11 1844, and from 1845 to 1851, had become president again during a bloody civil war, in which Fuentes had spent time in exile. In 1856 Fuentes had published from exile in Valparaíso a hostile biography of Castilla. In 1858, with Fuentes back in Lima, a constitutional convention enacted a new constitution greatly weakening the powers of the presidency. Shortly after this pamphlet appeared Fuentes switched sides, becoming a supporter of Castilla. This change in sympathies may account at least in part for the rarity of the present work. In 1860 Castilla arranged to have a new convention approve yet another constitution which restored presidential dominance, and remained in force until 1920. Manuel Atanasio Fuentes (1820-1889), born in Lima, studied law at the University of San Marcos in his native City, and was graduated in 1841, but soon began to concentrate more on journalism. He contributed to the @Heraldo of Lima, and afterward successively established @E1 Monitor de la Moda, @La Crónica, and @Semanario de los Niños. His most successful newspaper was @El Murciélago, founded in 1855. The name was taken from a pseudonym under which Fuentes had been writing [thus the bat vignette on the title page of the present work]. This newspaper, by its trenchant wit and its fearlessness, soon became known throughout Peru. As Fuentes never temporized, the journal was often suppressed and its editor exiled. Of his numerous works on law, statistics, public health and literature, among the most noteworthy are @Estadistica de Lima; @Elementos de Higiene Privada; @Higiene de la Infancia; @Medicina Legal; @Tratado de Higiene Publica y Aplicada; @Manual de Autópsias y Exhumaciones Formulario de Jueces de Paz; @Derecho Constitucional Universal; @Reglas parlamentarias; @Guía del Viajero en Lima; and @Aletazos del Murciélago.*** Palau 95425 (without citing any copy, and giving place and date of publication as Lima, 1856 [almost surely in error; in 1856 Fuentes was in exile, and publishing outside Peru]). See the chapter "Manuel Atanasio Fuentes, @El Murciélago, y el derecho civil" in Carlos Ramos Núñez, @História del derecho civil peruano, especially pp. 51-3. Not located in the online catalogue of the Biblioteca Nacional, Lima. Not located in Copac (an author search produced 37 "hits", none earlier than the present work). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Hollis, where an author search produced 32 "hits" (and only 1 earlier work). Not located in Library of Congress Online Catalogue, where an author search produced 50 "hits". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Italian valleys of the Pennine Alps. A tour trough all the romantic and less frequented ‘Vals’ of nothern Piedmont, from the Tarentaise to the Gries

      John Murray 1858 8vo (cm. 20,5), VIII - 558 pp. con ill.ni n.t., 10 tavv. f.t. e 4 carte geografiche rip. f.t. Bella legatura inglese coeva in vitello biondo con fili oro ai piatti. Dorso con nervi e ricchi fregi oro. Titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera. Tagli marmorizzati nei colori delle carte di guardia. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione.

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        The Three Clerks. A novel.

      London Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street 1858 First Printings, complete in three volumes, one of only 1,000 sets. 8vo's: iv,340; iv,322; iv,334pp. Three-quarter blue morocco over French blue cloth, spines in six compartments paneled in gilt (four with central gilt ornament, two lettered directly in gilt), top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Provenance: bookplates of bibliophile Joseph Spencer Graydon to front paste downs. An excellent set, Near Fine or better (spines sunned, but gilt still bright; modest edge wear). Sadleir, Trollope, 6. NCBEL III, 882. Wolff 6796. Near Fine

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        FRA DIAVOLA&#146;. An opera in three acts by &#145;Auber&#146; - text by &#145;Scribe&#146;. First produced in Paris in 1830 with Boulanger, Prevost, Chollet, Fereol and Moreau-Santi.

      M. & N. Hanhart ca. 1858 - Each 30 x 24 cm. Small tear repaired. Two lithographs in vibrant original colour by John Brandard from a photo by Herbert Watkins, most probably inspired by the first performance in Italian at the Lyceum Theatre, London in 1857. Zerlina was played by the then famous soprano Angiolina Bosio and the title role by Italo Gardoni. Fra Diavolo&#146;s two robber companions were sung by Zalgar and Taglianco. Herbert Watkins was one of the most significant photographers in the nineteenth century but today remains largely unknown. Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782-1871) was a French composer. Fra Diavolo, was his most successful opera.

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        Mazas

      Edition illustrated with 9 original lithographs by Maximilien Luce, one of 10 numbered copies on laid Holland paper and justifés by illustrator, deluxe edition.Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his double suite on ancient Japan.Three tiny gaps in the margins of the first flat.These are portraits of friends imprisoned, including three "gray eminence of symbolism," the anarchist journalist and art critic Félix Fénéon. Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) was himself imprisoned at Mazas. The writer worker has continued in his work vigorously assert its socialistic conceptions, not without sympathy for the anarchist movement.Rare copy and pleasant.  L'Estampe originale Paris s.d. (1894) 29,5x36 en feuilles retenues par un lacet

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        Orchester Eduard Stumpff. Soirée Champêtre

      Amsterdam, 12.9. 1858. - Farb. typographisches Plakat mit angesetztem Rahmen. Blattgr.: 141 x 104 cm. Neben der Sonntagsvorstellung werden Konzerte an jedem Abend während der Kirmes im Amsterdamer Frascati-Theater angekündigt. U. a. tritt auch Herr Böttger, Erster Komiek van Berlijn, auf. - Mit 4 kleinen Steuerstempeln. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten!

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        Topographischer Atlas der kgl. Haupt- und Residenzstadt München ... die Stadtviertel und Vorstädte einzeln im 2500theiligen Maßstabe in 22 Blättern dargestellt und bearbeitet.

      Mchn., Carl Stücker, 1858. 57 x 77 cm. Ohne Titel, mit 22 grenzkolorierten Lithographien (Übersichtsplan in 2 Bl. und 20 Einzelpläne). Mit OUmschlag in mod. Leinwandkassette. Maillinger IV, 3557. - Der großformatige Atlas gibt die Altstadtviertel und die neuangelegten Vorstädte Münchens detailgetreu wieder und ist eine der großen Monacensia-Seltenheiten. Er erschien zum 700jährigen Stadtjubiläum und basiert auf den Messungsergebnissen des Katasterbüros. Sektionsweise werden die im Burgfrieden erhaltenen Straßen, Plätze und Gebäude wiedergegeben. Mit den erst im Jahre 1854 eingemeindeten Vororten Giesing, Haidhausen und Au. Nicht nur die unvermuteten Einzelheiten, sondern auch die unbebauten oder eben erst erschlossenen Randgebiete machen diesen seltenen Atlas zu einem wichtigen Dokument für die baugeschichtliche Entwicklung Münchens (z.B. Kleinbebauung rechts der Isar). Die Kartenbezeichnungen im Einzelnen: Übersichtskarte (2 Bl.), Graggenauer-, Anger-, Hacken-, und Kreuz- Viertel, Schönfeld- Vorstadt (2 Bl.), St. Anna Vorstadt (2 Bl.), Isar- Vorstadt (3 Bl.), Ludwigs- Vorstadt (2 Bl.), Max- Vorstadt (4 Bl.), Au, Haidhausen, Giesing und Trudering. - Die beiden Übersichtspläne knapprandig, sonst sehr sauber und frisch. - Eine einmalige Quelle für die Topographie und die Baugeschichte Münchens in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Architektur, München, Oberbayern, Stadtpläne, Stadtplanung

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        Mémoires et correspondance politique et militaire du Prince Eugène. Publiés, annotés et mis en ordre par A. du Casse.

      Michel Lévy Fréres, 1858-1860., Paris, - 10 volumes in-8°, Edition originale de ce recueil de lettres et de documents intéressant la période de 1781 à 1814. (Tulard, 510).Reliure frottée. Intérieur frais. Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bildliche Naturgeschichte aller drei Reiche,

      - mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der für das allgemeine Leben wichtigeren Naturproducte. Neue Ausg. 3 Bände. Hartleben, Pest 1858. 1 Bl., 364 S.; 1 Bl., 519 S.; 1 Bl., X, 307 S., 1 Bl., 80 S. mit getöntem beikolor. lithogr. Titel und 107 (1 ungezählte, 102 handkolor.) lithogr. Tafeln. Gr.-8°. Etwas späteres schlichtes Hln. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Etwas gebräunt u. fleckig. Eine Taf. auf dem Kopf eingebunden. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit schönem Kolorit. &#150; Zweite Ausgabe. &#150; Vgl. Nissen 2286. &#150; Enthält: I. Säugetiere und Vögel.; II. Reptilien, Fische und wirbellose Tiere.; III. Botanik und Mineralogie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Delivered in Springfield, Saturday Evening, July 17, 1858

      Very Good. 1858. First Edition. Pamphlet. A scarce pamphlet of a speech by Abraham Lincoln just prior to the Lincoln-Douglas debates, called the Great Debates of 1858. Loose leaves with chipped lower edge and light creasing and dampstains. Abraham Lincoln discusses various Supreme Court decisions and Douglas' Kansas-Nebraska act, and clarifies his stand on slavery and abolition, stating that "all men are equal in some respects; they are equal in their right to to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' " Lincoln references the speech Judge Stephen Douglas had delivered the night before in Springfield. Byrd 2960. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 8 pp .

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        Goto oku no hosomichi [trans.: The Narrow Road of Oku].

      Eleven double-page & three single-page finely color-printed woodcuts. 29; 26 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. orange wrappers, title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Osaka: 1858. A picture scroll created in 1770 by Yosa Buson, the great Nanga painter and haiku poet, entitled "Oku no hosomichi emaki" (today an "important cultural object" at Kyoto National Museum) was based on a travel journal -- entitled "The Narrow Road to the Interior" -- kept by Matsuo Basho, written in the late 17th century. Basho's diary is considered one of the major texts of classical Japanese literature. This picture scroll is part of the genre called "haiga" (sketches used to illustrate the themes of haiku and haikai) and a number of books in this style followed by well-known artists in the "Narrow Road" tradition. The present work is one of the rarest in the genre (WorldCat locates only the 1983 reprint). It is illustrated by eleven double-page and three single-page illustrations, all delicately color-printed, of Matuso Basho and his travelling companion Kawai Sora. The woodblock calligraphy throughout is of the highest quality. In fine and fresh condition with excellent coloring. The first two leaves of Vol. I slightly soiled. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Die Bauwerke der Herzoglich Braunschweigischen Südbahn von Börssum bis Kreiensen zusammengestellt von der Herzoglich Braunschweigische-Lüneburgischen Eisenbahn- und Postdirection 1858. Tafelband.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg, 1858. - Doppelseitiger Titel mit Farblithographie und 43 lithographierte Doppelblätter. 45,5 x 32,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Mit zahlreichen Einzeldarstellungen: Pläne, Streckenführung, Gleisanlagen, Brückenbauten, Stationsgebäude, Lokomotiven, Personenwagen, Güterwagen, technische Details, Querschnitte, Aufrisse u.v.a. - Einband gering bestoßen, Rücken am oberen Kapital leicht beschädigt. Innen sehr gut und sauber erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The MINER'S OWN BOOK, Containing Correct Illustrations and Descriptions of the Various Modes of California Mining, Including All the Improvements Introduced from the Earliest Days to the Present Time

      San Francisco: Published by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomfry [sic] Street, 1858. 1st Edition (Cowan I, p. 154; Cowan II, p. 431; Graff 2813; Greenwood 967; Howes M639; Kurutz 444a; Norris 547; Rocq 15965; Streeter 2839; Wheat 141). Publisher's original printed brown paper wrappers, sewn. Image of miner with pick to center front wrapper. Some age-toning & staining to paper. A few leaves with short horizontal splits to fore-edge, no doubt from 'thumbing'. At top of front wrapper, ownership signature of Matthew Leggett, who is presumed to be the individual employed with Bayley & Cramer, San Francisco photographers, during this period. A VG copy.. 32 pp. Illustrated with 30 cuts [1 to front wrapper, 2 adverts, 27 intratextual] by Charles Christian Nahl. this copy with the p. 23 cut, "Washing the Blankets", correctly oriented. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4" Published by Hutchings, and thought to be by him the "first book of its kind", and presumed to have been issued for the Fraser river miners [per Cowan]. Much of the material first appeared in his Illustrated California Magazine for 1856 & 1857. The illustrations by Nahl, considered California's first significant artist, are "now recognized as classics." [Kurutz]. Regarding the inverted cut 'point', we quote a 1939 Midland catalogue on this issue, "A point without a point; for the book bears ample evidence of having been printed direct from type. In which case it is a safe assumption that the woodcut was correctly set in the first place; dropped out while in use, and was replaced up-side-down; the error not being discovered until a number of sheets had been run. As evidence of priority of issue we would suggest that the printed line, above the woodcut in the present copy, is coincident with the edge of the block, and thus demonstrates that the block was out of place---probably loose---at the time the sheet in this copy was printed. Anyway we’ll take our illustrations standing up, and we resent the intrusion of these half-baked typographical 'points' into the glorious field of Americana. So there! Mr. Cowan." In our opinion, Midland has a point about this point. ABPC shows no copies to auction these last 30+ years, with RBH showing their last in 1957, as offered by Goodspeed. Curiously enough, RBH does not record the Streeter copy, sold in 1968. Even so, given this track record, we feel comfortable saying, "Quite rare in the trade."

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        Narrative of the Mission sent by the governor general of India to the Court of Ava in 1855

      Smith, Elder and Co, London 1858 - with notices of the country, government and people. Large format. 391 pp. 29 plates, 1 folding map inserted in rear. Eighteen months after the end of the Burmese War the King of Ava sent a mission to England and His Lordship promised that the compliment be returned. Yule was named secretary to the Mission leader. On his return, this exhaustive description of the entire and lengthy trip to Burma was published. Scarce. Full plain leather Thick) boards, blindstamped boards, raised spine bands, gilt rules in bands. VG+, internally near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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". "This volume, the results of the author's efforts to form a compilation of facts concerning the native races, is regarded as one of the best in the subject, and contains many valuable papers by the Rev. H.H. Dugmore, and Messrs. Warner, Brownlee, and Ayliff. The geography, government, laws, and customs of the natives are fully described, and the mass of information thus presented is extremely useful to students of the habits of the aborigines of South Africa. The genealogical tables assist in explaining the somewhat complex system of the Kaffir laws of inheritance and descent, and a census of British Kaffraria in 1857 is appended." [Mendelssohn, loc.cit.] * Robert Vigne was one of the magistrates in British Kaffraria.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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