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         Science and Art of Chess

      Charles Scribner, New York 1859 - A solid, well-preserved copy of the 1859 1st edition. Tight and VG in its decorative, blindstamped panels. Still-bright gilt-lettering and devices to the spine. 12mo, 281 pgs. Artistic (done with great flourish) former owner name. address and date (1861) to the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         HARPER'S WEEKLY. THE THIRD VOLUMES OF HARPER'S WEEKLY, A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. THE YEAR 1859. (52 ISSUES, BOUND)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1859. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. This volume collates complete; a picture of social history as well world history on the eve of the American Civil War. With parts of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and Wilkie Collins The Woman in White. Covers the Raid on Harper's Ferry and the subsequent trial of John Brown. With wood engraved illustrations throughout, many full and double-page: he Trial of John Brown; A Baseball Match at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken; The New Air-ship [Balloon] "City of New York"; Camp Meeting at Sing-Sing. One leaf has minor loss at the bottom, not affecting any text. Very Good binding.

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         Dissertations and Discussions Political, Philosophical, and Historical. Reprinted chiefly from the Edinburgh and Westminster Reviews. 4 Bände, 4 Volumes

      London, Parker and Longmans, 1859-1875. - VI SS., 1 Bll., 474, 563, 379, 302 SS. gut erhaltene Exemplare Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Moderne Halblederbände mit vergold. Rückentitel, 8°

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         BUCOLICA ET GEORGICA RECENSUIT OTTO RIBBECK

      B.G.TEUBNERI, Lipsiae 1859 - P.VERGILI MARONIS OPERA LATINO A cura di Otto Ribbeck, al frontespizio timbro biblioteca ed appunto numerico, pagine con bruniture ai bordi, numerose fioriture sparse ed alcune piccole gore, rilegatura in mezza pelle, con piatti marmorizzati, con usura ai bordi ed agli angoli e superficiali abrasioni da sfregamento, dorso scolorito, con tassello verde, titoli e cornici d'oro, spellature, strappi e mancanze alla cima

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         The History Of The Indian Revolt And Of The Expeditions To Persia, China, And Japan 1856-7-8. The original cloth in lovely condition.

      W.And R. Chambers, London 1859 - Royal 8vo. There is a tiny bit of rubbing to the headcap but the original red cloth decorated in gilt and blind is in exceptional condition. vii, 634pp.(printed in double-column) Complete with 4 maps and c. 200 woodcut illustrations. cf. Sorsky and Ladendorf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'Art du dix-huitiËme siËcle.

      1859 - Paris?: Dentu, 1859-1875.Les Saint-Aubin (1859), Watteau (1860), Prudhon (1861), Boucher (1862), Greuze (1863), Chardin (1864), Fragonard (1865), Debucourt (1866), La Tour (1867), Les vignettistes?: Gravelot-Cochin-Eisen-Moreau (1868), Notules, additions et errata (1875). Onze volumes in-quarto demi percaline marbrÈe, dos lisse ornÈ de filets dorÈs, piËces de titre sur maroquin rouge, dorÈes en long ou en large, date en pied (reliure de l'Èpoque).40 eaux-fortes hors texte, 15 portraits hors texte gravÈs par Adolphe Varin et 1 double mÈdaillon par FÈlix Bracquemond. Dans chaque volume, quatre eaux-fortes d'aprËs l'artiste + son portrait en mÈdaillon (sauf 2 pour Debucourt). Les eaux-fortes ont ÈtÈ gravÈes par Jules (39) et Edmond (2) de Goncourt (la vocation premiËre des Goncourt a ÈtÈ la peinture et le dessin). Les planches tirÈes par A. Delatre seront effacÈes aprËs le tirage.ReliÈ en tÍte de l'avant-dernier fascicule un bel article de ThÈophile Gautier sur la mort de Jules de Goncourt extrait du Journal officiel du 25 juin 1870. Edition originale tirÈe ? 200 exemplaires sur papier vergÈ. Rare suite complËte, prÈsentÈe dans un trËs fin travail de reliure et de dorure de l'Èpoque. ?Les Goncourt, que possÈdait la passion du XVIIIËme siËcle, qui en avaient, pour une part, hÈritÈ le libre esprit, la gr?ce ÈtudiÈe, le raffinement subtil et parfois un peu sec, les Goncourt ont beaucoup contribuÈ ? son Ètude, et ? le mettre ou le remettre ? la mode.?ª(Alexandre Arnoux, in Grente?: Dictionnaire des lettres franÁaises. XIXËme siËcle . II, p.448). Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Chechnya and the Chechens].

      Tiflis 1859 - 8vo. (20.8 x 14.2 cm). VIII, 140 pp., with a folding lithographed map of Chechnya; small abrasion holes in inner margin of pp. 1-2 not affecting text, occasional underlines in text. Recent full green calf gilt, flat spine gilt. Very rare description of Chechnya detailing its geography and complex ethic composition. The author also looks at the customs and traditions of the Chechens, the structure of their society, folklore, and their justice system, which is based on Sharia law. The text is accompanied by a large folding map of the region. The year this book was published was something of a turning point for Chechnya; in 1859 the Russian Empire succeeded in capturing Imam Shamil, a leader of Chechnya's anti-Russian resistance and the third Imam of the Caucasian Imamate. This essentially ended the war in the Northern Caucasus and allowed the Russian Empire to establish control over the region. Adolph Bergé (1828 – 1886) was an Imperial Russian bureaucrat and an Orientalist, with principal interests in the history and culture of the Caucasus. A St. Petersburg native, Bergé's father was from France and his mother was from Germany. Trained in Oriental Studies at St. Petersburg University, Bergé was dispatched to the chancellery of the Viceroy of the Caucasus, Prince Mikhail Vorontsov, in 1851. He also made two scholarly trips to Persia in 1853 and 1855. From 1864 to his death, Bergé chaired the Tiflis-based Caucasian Archaeographical Commission. Rare. Absent from the collections of NYPL, Library of Congress, Yale and Stanford University libraries and the British Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Saint-Aubin.

      - Paris, Dentu, 1859. 1 volume grand in-8, reliure à la bradel demi-maroquin grenat à coins, filet doré, couvertures conservées. Reliure début XXème signée Levitzky. [2] ff. ; 22 pp. Édition originale. Le fascicule fait partie de la série sur l’Art du dix-huitième siècle publié par les Goncourt entre 1859 et 1875.Tirage à 200 exemplaires imprimés sur beau vergé par Louis Perrin : "une merveille typographique de Perrin". L'ouvrage est bien complet des 4 eaux-fortes gravées par Jules de Goncourt. Précieux exemplaire de Gavarni, enrichi d’une dédicace autographe des frères Goncourt : "à Gavarni, ses amis. Edmond et Jules". Signature manuscrite de Gavarni sur le 1er plat de couverture. Les deux frères publieront en 1873 la biographie de ce fameux dessinateur et lithographe.Une lettre d’Edmond de Goncourt est reliée en tête, qui remercie le destinataire du prêt de gravures de Saint-Aubin. Ex-libris manuscrit et imprimé Pierre Escoube. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, Through Joseph D. Stiles, Medium, to Josiah Brigham.

      Bela Marsh. Hardcover. Boston, 1859. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 459 pp. A very scarce American spiritualist title. Though this book has been cited by several authors studying nineteenth century American spiritualism, there are no publicly held copies currently in OCLC. Per the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: "American printer who, in the early days of Spiritualism, received through automatic writing remarkable prophecies of the impending Civil War. The story was published under the title Twelve Messages from John Quincy Adams through Joseph D. Stiles in 1859 by Josiah Brigham. The author had met Stiles in June 1854. The messages were written by Stiles in trance from August 1854 until March 1858. They came in John Quincy Adams's handwriting and under his signature. Stiles also produced other remarkable autographs. One prophecy?"I thus boldly prophesy the dissolution of the American Confederacy, and the destruction of slavery"?was signed "George Washington" with every peculiarity of Washington's difficult signature." A very good copy with chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, else near fine. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1859. First Edition.

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         Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1859 5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Ca. 110 Seiten, Halbleder, Imperial-Folio quer, ( Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen/ ganzseitiges Widmung auf Vorsatz/ innen etwas fleckig/ es fehlen die Karten 24, 25, 26, 52 bis 55, 65, 72, 78 sowie vom Supplement die Karten 3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17 bis 29, 44) -Anbei: \"\"General-Karte der europäischen Türkei und des Vladikats Montenegro (4 Karten) \"\"Galizien, Nord-Ungarn und ein Theil von Siebenbürgen\"\", Karte von Kroatien, Slovenien, der Militär-Gränze, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien, und Montenegro\"\" sowie \"\"Post- und Reise- Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar Staaten bis Kopenhagen, Dover, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Ferrara, Ofen, Debrecin, Lublin, Grodno, Tauroggen (mit Eisenbahnstrecken) 6 Karten, dazu \"\"Das Königreich Bayern diesseits des Rhein\"\" - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Atlanten

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         Die Kunst, Kupferstiche zu restaurieren und Flecken aus Papier zu entfernen. Eine Anweisung, schadhafte und beschmutzte Kupferstiche, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle etc. Ein Hilfsbuch .[schöner Privateinband des Prager Buchbinders P. Ruzicka, mit beigebundenem Umschlag]. Vorderseite des ursprünglichen Umschlages vor dem Nachsatzplatz beigebunden. [schöner Privateinband des Prager Buchbinders P. Ruzicka, mit beigebundenem Umschlag].

      Quedlinburg: G. Basse 1859 - Neuerer Priv.-Imit.-PGMt. mit Rückenschildchen und Schuber, gemusterte Deckel; IV+104 Seiten, kl. 8°, Umschlagsdeckel leicht beschmutzt und leicht eingerissen, sonst fast intakt, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de

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         Vollständinger Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming, Glogau, 1859. 75 (von 82) Karten sowie 36 (von 44) des Supplementbandes, außerdem angebunden ist "Post- und Reise-Karte Deutschlands mit Eisenbahnstrecken" (6 Karten) sowie 1 Karte "die Haefen des Schwarzen Meeres an der asiatischen Küste" und 4 Karten "Vorderindien nebst Burmann, Assam etc", als grenzcolorierte Lithografie, kartonierte Mappße, Imperial-Folio, (Karten lose/ fleckig/ Mappe leicht gewölbt/ es fehlen die Karten Nr. 24 bis 26, 63/72/78 und von Supplement die Karten 7 und 38-44)

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         Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Ca. 110 Seiten, Halbleder, Imperial-Folio quer, ( Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen/ ganzseitiges Widmung auf Vorsatz/ innen etwas fleckig/ es fehlen die Karten 24, 25, 26, 52 bis 55, 65, 72, 78 sowie vom Supplement die Karten 3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17 bis 29, 44) -Anbei: "General-Karte der europäischen Türkei und des Vladikats Montenegro (4 Karten) "Galizien, Nord-Ungarn und ein Theil von Siebenbürgen", Karte von Kroatien, Slovenien, der Militär-Gränze, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien, und Montenegro" sowie "Post- und Reise- Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar Staaten bis Kopenhagen, Dover, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Ferrara, Ofen, Debrecin, Lublin, Grodno, Tauroggen (mit Eisenbahnstrecken) 6 Karten, dazu "Das Königreich Bayern diesseits des Rhein" -

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         Vollständinger Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1859 - Gewicht in Gramm: 3445 Flemming, Glogau, 1859. 75 (von 82) Karten sowie 36 (von 44) des Supplementbandes, außerdem angebunden ist "Post- und Reise-Karte Deutschlands mit Eisenbahnstrecken" (6 Karten) sowie 1 Karte "die Haefen des Schwarzen Meeres an der asiatischen Küste" und 4 Karten "Vorderindien nebst Burmann, Assam etc", als grenzcolorierte Lithografie, kartonierte Mappße, Imperial-Folio, (Karten lose/ fleckig/ Mappe leicht gewölbt/ es fehlen die Karten Nr. 24 bis 26, 63/72/78 und von Supplement die Karten 7 und 38-44)

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         Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1859 - -Anbei: "General-Karte der europäischen Türkei und des Vladikats Montenegro (4 Karten) "Galizien, Nord-Ungarn und ein Theil von Siebenbürgen", Karte von Kroatien, Slovenien, der Militär-Gränze, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien, und Montenegro" sowie "Post- und Reise- Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar Staaten bis Kopenhagen, Dover, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Ferrara, Ofen, Debrecin, Lublin, Grodno, Tauroggen (mit Eisenbahnstrecken) 6 Karten, dazu "Das Königreich Bayern diesseits des Rhein" - Gewicht in Gramm: 3740 5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Ca. 110 Seiten, Halbleder, Imperial-Folio quer, ( Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen/ ganzseitiges Widmung auf Vorsatz/ innen etwas fleckig/ es fehlen die Karten 24, 25, 26, 52 bis 55, 65, 72, 78 sowie vom Supplement die Karten 3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17 bis 29, 44) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         All the Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Volumes I-XX

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859-1868. Hardcover. Twenty volumes; octavos (24cm.); recent two-toned cloth embossed in red and gilt, bound and stamped to approximately match the publisher's binding, of which an original board accompanies the set. Some minor foxing to textblock, discrete tape mends to a few leaves in Vols. XVII and XX, dampstaining along fore-edge of Vol. XIX, otherwise a fresh, internally sound set, albeit in rather utilitarian new binding. The complete first series of Dickens's literary journal, including the original serialized appearances of A Tale of Two Cities (1859) and Great Expectations (1860-1), as well as Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), and The Moonstone (1868).

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         Memoirs of Robert-Houdin: Ambassador, Author and Conjurer

      Philadelphia: George G. Evans, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. 445pp. Original brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Cloth worn away at head and tail, rubbed along edges with boards exposed here and there. Internally Very Good+ with bright pages, very sporadic spots of foxing, former owner's name written on first page in easily erasable pencil. The famous French magician's autobiography.

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         Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, Through Joseph D. Stiles, Medium, to Josiah Brigham.

      Bela Marsh. Hardcover. Boston, 1859. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 459 pp. A very scarce American spiritualist title. Though this book has been cited by several authors studying nineteenth century American spiritualism, there are no publicly held copies currently in OCLC. Per the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: "American printer who, in the early days of Spiritualism, received through automatic writing remarkable prophecies of the impending Civil War. The story was published under the title Twelve Messages from John Quincy Adams through Joseph D. Stiles in 1859 by Josiah Brigham. The author had met Stiles in June 1854. The messages were written by Stiles in trance from August 1854 until March 1858. They came in John Quincy Adams's handwriting and under his signature. Stiles also produced other remarkable autographs. One prophecy?"I thus boldly prophesy the dissolution of the American Confederacy, and the destruction of slavery"?was signed "George Washington" with every peculiarity of Washington's difficult signature." A very good copy with chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, else near fine. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1859. First Edition.

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         The Isizulu A Grammar of the Zulu Language

      Accompanied with an Historical Introduction, also with an appendix.First edition. 8vo. Modern half morocco, gilt. Tear to title-page neatly replaired. Natal, James C. Buchanan,

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         Iron City Commercial College ... Bookkeeping ... Penmanship ... Arithemetic ... Counting House calculations

      [Pittsburgh]: engraved on stone and printed by A. Krebs & Bro., lithographers, 1859. Very large broadside advertising the Iron City Commercial College, approx. 40¼" x 30", the text bordered at the top with angels bearing quills, large ornamental wreath enclosing the text and an image of the college with various busines cards printed in the margins; the whole "written and flourisged by Cowley and Cooper" who had won several awards; central at the bottom is an image of a Commercial College classroom, "the largest and most commercial school in the United States." Previous folds (with occasional smalls splits), but on the whole very good. The institution still exists today as the Everest Institute. It was founded in 1851 by a Scottish immigrant Peter Duff, and was subsequenly known as Duff's Mercantile College, The Pioneer Business College in America, Iron City Commercial College, and Duff's Iron City College. The Institute was acquired by Rhodes Business Group, Inc. on October 17, 1996. In June 2006, the name of the school was changed to Everest Institute. It is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. It was the first business college in the United States. AAS only in OCLC.

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         A TALE OF TWO CITIES [with Autograph Letter Signed]

      1859. [w/ A.L.s. to owner of this copy] With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Bound in three-quarter dark morocco, with paneled spine lettered in gilt, and with marbled boards, marbled page edges and marbled endpapers. First Edition of Dickens's famous novel sited during the French Revolution. This copy has the first-issue point of p. 213 being improperly paginated "113", and it also has the signature mark "b" present on the List of Plates. There is no ad catalogue at the rear (some copies have one; either this copy never had one, or it was excluded when the volume was rebound). This copy is bound in three-quarter morocco (see circumstances below); condition is very good-plus, with minor chafing at the joints.Smith I pp 94-98; Podeschi A143; curiously not in Carr (VanderPoel collection at Texas). Housed in a handsome full-morocco clamshell case.~THIS WAS THE COPY OF DICKENS'S CLOSE FRIEND HENRY WHITWORTH JONES, with his bookplate, and with both an Autograph Letter Signed to him from Dickens, and a photograph of Dickens, tipped in. The letter (two pages, on Dickens's Gad's Hill stationery) is dated "Wednesday Thirty First October 1860 and is addressed to "My Dear Whitworth Jones," and reads~I had the pleasure of meeting a relation of yours at a neighbour's here last night, who told me you had been very unwell. I wish you would come and see us here, and you shall have quiet -- good air -- and all peaceable helps toward recovery; above all, your own way. I am going into Cornwall tomorrow, but shall be home again at the end of next week. It would give us all real pleasure to see you again; and Mary charges me with all sorts of kind messages. Ditto Georgina. Imagine them and Believe me always Faithfully Yours, [signed with flourish] Charles Dickens~Henry Whitworth Jones (1817-1891) was a well-known bass-baritone singer of opera and the stage, who began in London in 1843 but a year later moved to Italy, where for several years he performed under several names including Enrico Whitworth. In late 1847 he moved back to England, where in April 1849 he performed in a concert for Queen Victoria. It was during these years (1847-1853) that Whitworth and Dickens became well-acquainted, through their mutual love of the stage; he is among those listed by Forster as frequent visitors to Dickens's home during the years 1848-1851. After a year in Rio de Janeiro (1853-1854), Whitworth returned to England and in 1855 retired professionally. During the years 1855-1857 he and Dickens communicated about Jones having a part in "The Frozen Deep," which Dickens and Wilkie Collins were preparing for production -- which did come to pass, even if, initially, he had only a part as a mute seaman! There is a famous 1857 photograph of the "Dickens Circle" of writers and performers -- which includes Whitworth Jones.~At the time of this letter, October 1860, Dickens had recently seen his new novel A TALE OF TWO CITIES receive great acclaim -- and was hard at work on his next, GREAT EXPECTATIONS. He was also working on another "All The Year Round" Christmas story with his frequent co-author Wilkie Collins, and in fact this letter mentions that he and Collins were just about to head off to Cornwall together.~The importance of this letter is that it exemplifies Dickens's sincere empathy and his readiness to assist actors and writers in need; his 1850 creation of The Guild of Literature and Art, to benefit such people in financial or medical distress, is well-documented. Here he is offering his house and home for the benefit of his artistic colleague -- for the peace and quiet, "your own way," that Dickens knows he needs. He even pledges the support of the women of the house -- his daughter Mary and his sister-in-law Georgina -- who years later would together edit the first collection of his letters. (Due to the "Ternan affair," since 1858 Dickens had been separated from his wife Catherine -- Mary's mother and Georgina's sister.)~We do not know for certain whether Whitworth took Dickens up on this specific offer, and came for a relaxing visit; however we do know that about four months later Dickens followed up with another letter regarding Whitworth's health. It is tempting to speculate that not only did Whitworth visit in response to this letter, but also that upon that visit, Dickens presented him with a copy of his latest novel -- namely, this copy of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, which bears Whitworth Jones's bookplate. (Incidentally there are other books bearing Jones's bookplate that are in this identical binding -- so it is safe to presume that it was Jones himself who had this book, and the others, put into this leather binding.)~The letter is in fine condition (originally folded in thirds for mailing), now affixed by its back page to the flyleaf; opposite the letter, Jones also affixed a contemporary photograph of his friend Dickens.

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         An Armorial of Jersey, being an account, heraldic and antiquarian, of its chief native families, with pedigrees, biographical notices, and illustrative data; to which are added, a brief history of heraldry, and remarks on the mediæval antiquities of the island. With plates of arms and seals from designs by the author, original, or copied from the best existing examples. Folio.

      Subscribers' Private Issue. (Printed by A.H. Jack.) [1859]-1865 Part V wrapper as titlepage (torn, with careful repairs), plates & full-page illus. throughout; occasional wear to plates, with some neat repairs using archival tape. Six parts bound together in full dark brown crushed morocco, gilt dentelles. Orig. wrappers (V and VI printed in red & black) & ads bound in at end. Booklabel of J.G. Le Quesne. a.e.g.Four copies listed on Copac. Scarce in retail; Part II only, sold at auction in 2001 for £750. A very handsomely produced account of the 'chief native families' of Jersey, profusely illustrated with engraved coats-of-arms and heraldic insignia. The numbered pages reach 347, but with illustrations the number of pages is closer to 600. Bound in at the end is a note showing that at least some of these parts were originally bought by Dr John Lee, Hartwell House, Bucks; parts one and two bear his signature. Lee, 1783-1866, was a prominent lawyer, astronomer, mathematician, and antiquarian. The Le Quesnes are one of the families described in this work.

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         Gli Adoratori del Fuoco

      Libreria alla Minerva - Verona, VERONA 1859 - ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà del XIX secolo in 16°, stato discreto, coperta in carta, delicata cornice tipografica e timbro a secco della Casa Editrice su piatto anteriore, dorso, bordo e punte molto consumati, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, legatura allentata. Su frontespizio timbro ex libris "Dott. Angelo Troisi". Nota e traduzione del Cav. Andrea Maffei.

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         CAUCASUS: ASLAN DER ABREK. EIN LEBENSBILD AUS DEN KAUKASISCHEN GEBIRGEN. VON EINEM DEUTSCHRUSSEN.

      Jeglava (Mitau), Latvia: Reyher . 1859 - Small 8ø, 132 pp., [1] advertisement, original grey wrappers with printed title (Very Good, minor staining, wrappers slightly stained, with old hand-written remarks, spine renewed). [Aslan the Abrek. A Story from the Caucasian Mountains. By a German-Russian] This rare book is the first European, non-Russian, story on a Caucasian abrek (a North Caucasian Christian soldier) and was published in German language in Jeglava, today in Latvia. This is the first recorded story, printed in Europe outside Russia, on an abrek, a North Caucasian rebel soldier, fighting against Russians. Abrek is a North Caucasian term for a soldier fighting against the Russian invasions in 16th-19th centuries. It originates from the Bible meaning in Hebrew "to kneel" or "prostrate in front of the God". In 20th Century abreks were fighting against the Russian opression. In Chechen or Ingush the word abrek has the meaning as "avenger", in Cherkess or Karachai the word has the meaning as "brave man?, but in Russian it has a derogatory meaning as "bandit". The book, which was published in Jeglava, today a city in Latvia, was printed in Leipzig and passed the censorship on March 27, 1859, in Riga. Only two examples are known in the libraries worldwide (Berlin State Library, OCLC: 251359367, and the British Library (with wrongly transcribed title Aolan der Abrek, OCLC: 560105724). References: Allgemeine Zeitung Mnchen: 1861, 12, p. 5851; Bibliographisches Jahrbuch fr den deutschen Buch-, Kunst- und Landkarten-Handel, Leipzig 1860, p. 42; Rebecca Ruth Gould, Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus, 2016, p. 252.

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         Mexico. Landscapes and Popular Sketches

      Trubner & Co., London 1859 - 11 x 8 1/2 inches, vi, [ii], 202 pages, contemporary pebbled maroon binder's cloth, Not included in pagination are engraved title-page, frontispiece and 16 steel-engraved plates. Leaf 2 of gathering 13 (pages 93-4) is a cancel. Palau 302686. edition. Very good: rebacked preserving original spine, resewn, light spotting and silverfishing to cloth; light marginal browning, restored 1 x 5-inch strip of loss to outer margin of plate facing page 7, lower margin of pages 9-10 frayed. Very good: rebacked preserving original spine, resewn, light spotting and silverfishing to cloth; light marginal browning, restored 1 x 5-inch strip of loss to outer margin of plate facing page 7, lower margin of pages 9-10 frayed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Letters From Alabama, (U.S.) Chiefly Relating to Natural History

      London: Morgan and Chase, 1859. First Trade Edition. Cloth. Good +. xii, 306 p. 17 cm. 29 b&w in-text wood engravings. Green cloth hardcover with blank impressing, gilt on spine. Repaired spine head. Bottom corners bumped. Some label residue on endpapers and small ink stamp on front pastedown. Stain on inner margins pp. 126-7 and some light soiling to pp. 96-7. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) was an English naturalist and popularizer of natural science. Based in part on a diary Gosse kept during a year-long sojourn in Alabama in 1838, this book has many hunting stories as well as descriptions of flora and fauna. Its chief interest lies in the fact that Gosse lived for many months in areas seldom visited by other travellers.

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         Council Journal on the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Nebraska, Fifth Session, Begun and Held at Omaha City, September 21, A. D. 1858

      Omaha City: Thomas Morton (of "Nebraska City News"); Theodore H. Robertson (of the "Omaha Nebraskian"). Public Printers for the Territory, 1859. First Edition. Wraps. Good +. 8vo. 290 pages. Printed, stitch bound gray wraps. Title on outer wrap. Light discoloration to front wrap. Light/faint damp-stains to lower edges of contents. Light edge wear head and base of spine. Early Nebraska Territorial imprint. Apparently this session not recorded in OCLC. OCLC locates 1 copy of the first and second session (1855); 2 copies of the third session (1857); 1 copy of the fourth session (1857); no copies of the fifth and sixth sessions; and 1 copy of the seventh session (1860). Although the Fifth session journal is recorded in the Nebraska State library Collection.

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         A Tale of Two Cities

      Chapman and Hall, London 1859 - First edition, first issue with page 213 being incorrectly numbered. A very good copy in contemporary half calf, with minor rubbing at the extremities. Some minor foxing to the plates. The first few leaves are a bit rubbed at the edges at the edges, repair to the margin on page 18/19, no markings or inscriptions. Overall a very good copy of one of Dickens¿s most enduring works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Confederate General] William H. Hardee’s Tactical Formations Autograph Letter Signed to General Townsend

      - This letter about tactical formations was written in October 31, 1859 to Hardee's friend, then Adjutant General of New York, Frederick Townsend. William H. Hardee had become quite famous in military circles in the 1850s, after the 1855 publication of his Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen. This book, known colloquially as "Hardee's Tactics," was the most widely used drill manual of its time. It was updated at the turn of the decade and was used by both sides during the American Civil War. In this letter from the Military Academy, West Point, William Hardee writes to General Townsend about tactical formations, how companies are “forted” according to the rank of the Captains. He explains how each Captain is assigned a different company, as “In line of battle the most important points are the right, left and center, and the line being always formed into columns with the right, left or center (double columns) in front. One of the three senior Captains by this arrangement will always command the leading division.” The first page of the letter illustrates this formation. Hardee later explains that that such deployment is maintained, so that in the absence of the Captain, the 1st Lieutenant or a Junior Captain can command the company: “He takes the place between the companies not to exercise command but to preserve the continuity of the line and to be in position to spring to the fence when the division [is] broken.” He adds in “unavoidable” cases, “A good soldier while preferring to be commanded by his . . . officers should be none the less ready to obey any officer who shall be appointed over him by the proper authority.” The letter is signed “With . . . respect Your Friend, W. H. Hardee.” In a postscript, he adds “If [he has not] made [him]self understood” that he would be happy to give more information. William J. Hardee (1815-1873) graduated from West Point in 1838 and spent a career of nearly 30 years in the army. Between the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War, he studied military tactics in France, at the behest of the US Army. In 1853, he returned to West Point as a tactics instructor and wrote his famous tactics manual. Hardee also invented the "Hardee Hat," used on both sides of the War, during his tenure at West Point. When his home state of Georgia seceded from the Union, Hardee joined the Confederate Army. Promoted to Lieutenant General, he fought in a number of major battles, including Perryville and Stones River in 1862, where he fought against his old friend, Frederick Townsend. Frederick Townsend (1825-1897) was an attorney and gold prospector before beginning his military career in the New York militia. He was named Adjutant General of New York in 1857. He was appointed a Major in the 18th US Infantry in 1861 and fought in several significant battles, including those mentioned above. Written in ink on four sides of a folded white stationery with an embossed crest of a soldier on top left corners; approximately 10” x 15” when unfolded. Condition: Some stains along the perimeter. A larger darker stain on the last page, but text is readable. A thumbnail-size paper loss suggests a rodent bite and affects a few letters of text. Even with faults a great letter. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Five watercolour paintings on paper mounted on card.

      1859–60 1859 - Image size oval 160 x 93mm. Gilt framed and glazed, cream mounts trimmed in gold. Delicate colours still nicely differentiated, all in fine condition. A lovely group of original images, three signed by the artist, two annotated: together they constitute a complete parable. Admonished by a old crone not to eat any of the apples she has stored in her bushel, three little cherubs ignore her. They egg each other on to taste the fruit and suffer consequent stomach ache. Finally the old woman, strangely transformed into a kind of Brunhilda figure, returns to lead the now wiser children home. A charming and attractive group probably done for one of a number of little chapbooks published in England in the 1860s illustrated by Frolich, the Danish artist best known as the original illustrator of Hans Christian Andersen. His early work is monochrome: colour examples like these are deeply uncommon. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         All The Year Round A Weekly Journal Part[s] 3-5, 9, 11-15 No[s] 10-22, 37-40, 45-66

      London: 26, Wellington Street, Strand, W.C.; Chapman & Hall...[July - Sept. 1859; Jan., March - July, 1860]. Original parts as issued, 8vo., 12 ads, [217]-336, [4 ads], 4 ads; 12 ads, [337]-432, [4 ads], 4 ads; 12 ads, [433]-528, [4 ads], [2 ads]; 8 ads, [237]-332, [2 ads], [4 ads], [8 ads]; 12 ads, [429]-548, [2 ads]; 8 ads, [1 errata], [549]-568, [1]-72, [2 ads], [2 ads], [4 ads], [4 ads]; 8 ads, [73]-168, 4 ads; 8 ads, [169]-288, [2 ads]; 8 ads, [289]-384, [2 ads] pp. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrapper, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Some chipping and minor foxing to extremities, otherwise good. First edition in original parts. Contributions by Dickens include first appearance in print of A Tale of Two Cities (Book Two: Chapters 9-24, and Book Three: Chapters 1-2), "Five Points of Criminal Law," "The Shipwreck," and "The Uncommercial Traveller [first series]." Distinctive titles were not given to the individual sketches of "The Uncommercial Traveller" until it was reprinted in book form in 1861, but the titles are as follows: "His General Line of Business," "Poor Mercantile Jack," "Refreshments for Travellers," "Travelling Abroad," "The Great Tasmania's Cargo," "City of London Churches," "Shy Neighborhoods," "Tramps," "Dullborough Town," and "Night Walks." These parts also include portions of Wilkie Collins' The Woman In White, and No Name, and many other works my contemporary authors. Kitton 137-149. Eckel 142-145, 219-220.

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         On Liberty.

      1859 - First Edition. 8vo. 207, [1], 8, pp. Complete with the publisher's advertisements. Minor paper flaw atthe head of title-page. Original publishers ribbed cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, publishersterracottaendpapers (spine lightly faded and bumped at head and tail, boards slightly rubbed). An excellent copy, inmuch better condition than isusuallyencountered. London, John W. Parker and Son. First edition of Mill?s most widely read book, a cornerstone of modern liberalism and one of the few indisputably classic texts in the history of political philosophy. On Liberty was infamous in its time for the many apparent contradictions of significant aspects of Mill's earlier works, in particular Utilitarianism - an intellectual reorientation that owed much to the influence of Harriet Taylor Mill, to whom the book is dedicated. It constituted the ?final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine, and its central point is one which had escaped both Mill?s father and Bentham. Mill realised that the ?greatest good? of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual? (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 209). MacMinn, Hainds & McCrimmon, p. 92;PMM 345. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon Through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again.

      London Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & 1859 - 1st Edition. xvii,[1],455pp. + [7]pp. (appendix)pp. Octavo, in original burnt ochre stamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. Eight colour lithographed plates (including frontispiece) complete with tissue guards, woodcut illustrations in text, and folding map (partly coloured with route indicated in red) A very clean copy with the original plate tissues and without the usual foxing on the plates. Peel 253; TPL 2911; Wagner-Camp 332:1. Daily journal of Kane's three years travelling across the continent, studying and painting Indians as he went. Inspired by George Catlin, who he met in Europe, Kane left in June 1845 and spent the first season chiefly among the Ojibway around Lake Huron and Michigan. The following season he made his way via the Red River Settlement and the valley of the Saskatchewan to Fort Edmonton where he spent the winter of 1847-48, before continuing on to Puget Sound, via the Columbia then north to Vancouver Island. Scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A TALE OF TWO CITIES [with Autograph Letter Signed]

      1859. [with A.L.s. to owner of this co] With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Bound in three-quarter dark morocco, with paneled spine and marbled boards. First Edition of Dickens's famous novel sited during the French Revolution. This copy has the first-issue point of p. 213 being improperly paginated "113", and it also has the signature mark "b" present on the List of Plates. There is no ad catalogue at the rear (some copies have one; either this copy never had one, or it was excluded when the volume was rebound). This copy is bound in three-quarter morocco (see circumstances below); condition is very good-plus, with minor chafing at the joints. Smith I pp 94-98; Podeschi A143; curiously not in Carr (VanderPoel collection at Texas). Housed in a handsome full-morocco clamshell case.~THIS WAS THE COPY OF DICKENS'S CLOSE FRIEND HENRY WHITWORTH JONES, with his bookplate, and with both an Autograph Letter Signed to him from Dickens, and a photograph of Dickens, tipped in. The letter (two pages, on Dickens's Gad's Hill stationery) is dated "Wednesday Thirty First October 1860 and is addressed to "My Dear Whitworth Jones," and reads~I had the pleasure of meeting a relation of yours at a neighbour's here last night, who told me you had been very unwell. I wish you would come and see us here, and you shall have quiet -- good air -- and all peaceable helps toward recovery; above all, your own way. I am going into Cornwall tomorrow, but shall be home again at the end of next week. It would give us all real pleasure to see you again; and Mary charges me with all sorts of kind messages. Ditto Georgina. Imagine them and Believe me always Faithfully Yours, [signed with flourish] Charles Dickens~Henry Whitworth Jones (1817-1891) was a well-known bass-baritone singer of opera and the stage, who began in London in 1843 but a year later moved to Italy, where for several years he performed under several names including Enrico Whitworth. In late 1847 he moved back to England, where in April 1849 he performed in a concert for Queen Victoria. It was during these years (1847-1853) that Whitworth and Dickens became well-acquainted, through their mutual love of the stage; he is among those listed by Forster as frequent visitors to Dickens's home during the years 1848-1851. After a year in Rio de Janeiro (1853-1854), Whitworth returned to England and in 1855 retired professionally. During the years 1855-1857 he and Dickens communicated about Jones having a part in "The Frozen Deep," which Dickens and Wilkie Collins were preparing for production -- which did come to pass, even if, initially, he had only a part as a mute seaman! There is a famous 1857 photograph of the "Dickens Circle" of writers and performers -- which includes Whitworth Jones.~At the time of this letter, October 1860, Dickens had recently seen his new novel A TALE OF TWO CITIES receive great acclaim -- and was hard at work on his next, GREAT EXPECTATIONS. He was also working on another "All The Year Round" Christmas story with his frequent co-author Wilkie Collins, and in fact this letter mentions that he and Collins were just about to head off to Cornwall together.~The importance of this letter is that it exemplifies Dickens's sincere empathy and his readiness to assist actors and writers in need; his 1850 creation of The Guild of Literature and Art, to benefit such people in financial or medical distress, is well-documented. Here he is offering his house and home for the benefit of his artistic colleague -- for the peace and quiet, "your own way," that Dickens knows he needs. He even pledges the support of the women of the house -- his daughter Mary and his sister-in-law Georgina -- who years later would together edit the first collection of his letters. (Due to the "Ternan affair," since 1858 Dickens had been separated from his wife Catherine -- Mary's mother and Georgina's sister.)~We do not know for certain whether Whitworth took Dickens up on this specific offer, and came for a relaxing visit; however we do know that about four months later Dickens followed up with another letter regarding Whitworth's health. It is tempting to speculate that not only did Whitworth visit in response to this letter, but also that upon that visit, Dickens presented him with a copy of his latest novel -- namely, this copy of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, which bears Whitworth Jones's bookplate. (Incidentally there are other books bearing Jones's bookplate that are in this identical binding -- so it is safe to presume that it was Jones himself who had this book, and the others, put into this leather binding.)~The letter is in fine condition (originally folded in thirds for mailing), now affixed by its back page to the flyleaf; opposite the letter, Jones also affixed a contemporary photograph of his friend Dickens.

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         A Cruise in the Mediterranean. [Cover title: Smith?s Wanderings; Mediterranean].

      McLean, 1859. - Oblong folio. pp. [2, 30, [2]. Original blind stamped pebble grained cloth, a little worn on the spine and with new end papers. Presentation copy inscribed ?Lady Codrington(?) from the Author.? An account of a cruise undertaken by Smith and his friends in the schooner ?Mary.? It includes views in Alicante, Naples, Corfu, Malta, etc. Rare, not on Copac; Worldcat lists a copy at Princeton only which appears to be incomplete, lacking the final numbered page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Adam Bede. 2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1859 - Half titles; occasional light foxing. Contemp. half dark green morocco, green cloth boards, spines with raised & gilt bands. A v.g. attractive copy. Baker & Ross A4.2; completely re-set, as the type for the first edition was required and had been 'taken down'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Pathologie und Therapie der Psychosen. Nebst Anhang: Ueber das gerichtsärztliche Verfahren bei Erforschung krankhafter Seelenzustände

      Berlin Hirschwald, 1859 - EA. - Gewidmet dem Psychiater Peter Jessen (1793-1875) als "eine Gegengabe" für seinen 1855 erschienenen "Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Begründung der Psychologie". Flemming (1799-1880) war Gründer der mustergültigen Anstalt Sachsenberg bei Schwerin. Er setzte bei dem Neubau durch, dass er nicht in der Einöde, sondern in der Nähe von Schwerin erfolgte, und leitete die Anstalt von 1830 bis 1854. Dies Buch schrieb er, nachdem er (laut Vorwort) durch "die Ungunst der Verhältnisse" ausgeschieden war. Die Behörden hatten während der Jahre der Reaktion nach 1848 gegen seinen Willen die Amtswohnung eines Geistlichen in die Anstalt verlegt. Neben Jacobi, Nasse und Roller war Flemming Hauptvertreter der sog. Somatiker. Mit Roller und Damerow begründete er die "Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie". - Mit den Vorbesitzersignaturen von (Friedrich) Jolly (Direktor der psychiatrischen Klinik in Strassburg und zuletzt Berlin-Charite), Kurt Schneider (dat. [19]38) und Gerhard Schmidt (Assistent bei Kurt Schneider an der psychiatrischen Klinik München-Schwabing und Autor des Werkes "Selektion in der Heilanstalt"; dat. 1942) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 596 22 x 14cm, zeitgen. Pappband, rotes Rückenschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel, berieben und bestoßen, Rotschnitt, drei Vorbesitzersignaturen auf Vorsatz; XXIV, 487 S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire des Ducs et des Comtes de CHAMPAGNE depuis le VIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XIe.

      Paris, Auguste Durand, librairie, 1859-1866 - 7 vol. forts vol. in-8, reliure du XIXe siècle, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés d'un filet à froid, titre doré, couvertures conservées, XVI-520, 432-CXXXIII-[6], 487-50, 456, 457-931, 515, 457, 416 pp. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, bel ex. Ouvrage de référence rare complet d'autant plus que cet exemplaire comporte bien à la fin du tome III. le supplément publié seulement en 1863 et qui manque le plus souvent. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Part[s] 3-5, 9, 11-15. No[s] 10-22, 37-40, 45-66.

      London: 26, Wellington Street, Strand, W.C.; Chapman & Hall...[July - Sept. 1859; Jan., March - July, 1860]. Original parts as issued, 8vo., 12 ads, [217]-336, [4 ads], 4 ads; 12 ads, [337]-432, [4 ads], 4 ads; 12 ads, [433]-528, [4 ads], [2 ads]; 8 ads, [237]-332, [2 ads], [4 ads], [8 ads]; 12 ads, [429]-548, [2 ads]; 8 ads, [1 errata], [549]-568, [1]-72, [2 ads], [2 ads], [4 ads], [4 ads]; 8 ads, [73]-168, 4 ads; 8 ads, [169]-288, [2 ads]; 8 ads, [289]-384, [2 ads] pp. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrapper, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Some chipping and minor foxing to extremities, otherwise good. First edition in original parts. Contributions by Dickens include first appearance in print of A Tale of Two Cities (Book Two: Chapters 9-24, and Book Three: Chapters 1-2), “Five Points of Criminal Law,” “The Shipwreck,” and “The Uncommercial Traveller [first series].” Distinctive titles were not given to the individual sketches of “The Uncommercial Traveller” until it was reprinted in book form in 1861, but the titles are as follows: “His General Line of Business,” “Poor Mercantile Jack,” “Refreshments for Travellers,” “Travelling Abroad,” “The Great Tasmania’s Cargo,” “City of London Churches,” “Shy Neighborhoods,” “Tramps,” “Dullborough Town,” and “Night Walks.” These parts also include portions of Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White, and No Name, and many other works my contemporary authors. Kitton 137-149. Eckel 142-145, 219-220.

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         The Child's Anti-Slavery Book: Containing a Few Words About American Slave Children and Stories of Slave-Life

      New York: Carlton & Porter, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Likely first edition, with ten engraved illustrations (as called for) as opposed to eight in contemporary editions. De Rosa places this edition before the Boston edition of Walker and Fuller, as well (Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865 p. 31). All illustrations present. 158 + 2pp. Original dark brown pebbled cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Very Good with some foxing and staining to text, small stain to front board, bumped and slightly worn tips. An unusually well-preserved, unsophisticated copy of a scarce book. Five fictional stories of the wrongs of slavery, reputedly based on real narratives, written by abolitionists for young readers. Scholars of antebellum children's literature have noted the boldness with which this book humanizes African-Americans and portrays slavery as a thoroughly anti-American and anti-Christian institution before such sentiments were common.

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        Memoir of William Wells Brown, An American Bondman. Written by Himself

      Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1859. First Edition. Paperback. Good. First edition. (An abbreviated autobiography for abolitionists following his 1847 Narrative, and accounts of his life summarized in periodicals.) 36pp. Stringbound wraps. Good with front and back wraps separated, most of string binding gone and pages loose but all present. Creasing to corners, light staining to front cover. An ex-slave memoir by the author of Clotel, the first novel written by an African American. Quite scarce, much more so than Brown's Narrative, in fact: an OCLC search shows a single institutional copy.

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