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2020-07-04 16:58:05
AINSWORTH, William Harrison.
Chapman & Hall. 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sl. dusted, binding split at pp16/17 but remaining firm. Orig. printed cream wrappers; sl. dulled, sl. rubbing. Inscription in Ainsworth's hand on leading f.e.p.: 'For Jas. Hatton Esq. With W. Harrison Ainsworth's respects'. Armorial bookplate of James Hatton on verso of front wrapper; recent bookplate of Frank Seton on leading f.e.p. v.g. Sadleir 6; Wolff 42. A free translation by Ainsworth of Le Combat de Trente Bretons Contre Trente Anglais, a fourteenth century French ballad describing the legendary combat between 30 English and 30 French knights in 1351 in the struggle for the succession to the Duchy of Brittany. Ainsworth adds an introduction which includes the full text of a contemporary manuscript account of the battle written by the French chronicler Jean Froissart, which had been discovered in 1824. Presented to James Hatton, a fellow Lancastrian and resident of Warrington. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-07-04 06:47:34
Chapman, S.H. and H.
Davis & Harvey, Philadelphia, 1859. 4to, modern white linen and boards; upper cover lettered in gilt in original style. 114 pages; 2777 lots; 12 fine tinted photographic plates with tissue guards; prices realized list bound in. Light marginal chipping to price list. Fine. Adams 32, rated A+ overall: "Gold proof sets 1859-1888. 1842-1880 silver proof sets. 1825-1834 $5. MS 1797 50¢, 1804 25¢. Superb in all mint series." One of this country's pioneer numismatists, Cleneay commenced collecting in the 1840s and formed one of the most important early collections of colonials and United states coins, uniformly in top condition and nearly complete in all series. In the preface the Chapmans praised Cleneay as "an ardent lover of the science of Numismatics, and a highly-esteemed citizen," noting that "His aim was to secure specimens of all the United States series (in) either proof or uncirculated condition" and concluding that Cleneay's was "the most nearly complete collection of United States coins ever offered." The plates, tinted in colors to approximate their metallic content, depict the following coins: I-ancient Greek, Roman and foreign gold coins; II-American colonial silver and copper coins; III-United States and pioneer gold; IV-United States silver dollars; V-Gobrecht and later dollars and United States half dollars; VI-United States quarter dollars; VII-United States dimes and half dimes; VIII & IX-large cents; X-large cents and half cents; XI-silver historical medals; XII-copper colonials and foreign coins. Clain-Stefanelli 11940. Davis 185. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers [Gahanna, OH, U.S.A.]
2020-07-04 02:57:02
N.B.
1859. Sewn binding. Brown wraps. Very good. Unpaginated, [8]. This extraordinary love missive, artfully illustrated, given to John Lemson Flagg on his 24th birthday - one year before his marriage to Ellen H. Brown - is inscribed on the front free end paper: John L. Flagg/From N.B./11 of September 1859. The question is, who was N.B.? We would assume a lovelorn lady, or a confidante of Mr. Flagg - the possibilities are endless. What we do know is - John L. Flagg was born on September 11, 1835 and this manuscript was given to him on September 11th, 1859 - a birthday present. Mr. Flagg went on to become a lawyer and mayor of Troy, NY. This story, told in seven captioned pen and ink drawings, is the work of an accomplished amateur, who displays their ingenious talent beginning with the title page; the lettering being created out of male and female figures (and one horse). The narrative that follows is a time-honored tale of a woman's love that is unrequited: Mr. Jones writes to say he is coming, our protagonist then practices Mr. Jones favorite songs, makes his favorite pudding, prepares a room, and takes pains to look splendid. We next see our lady waiting patiently at the window followed by the last drawing and caption stating: Mr. Jones writes to say he can't come! - illustrated by a weeping, crestfallen maiden left alone with a letter. Covers lightly chipped at edges, interior pages lightly toned.
Bookseller: lizzyoung bookseller [United States]
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2020-07-03 16:54:40
HUGO
1859. HUGO Victor - Lettre autographe signée inédite à Jules Hetzel : "Je vous écris ces quatre lignes en toute hâte" HUGO Victor Lettre autographe signée inédite à Jules Hetzel : "Je vous écris ces quatre lignes en toute hâte" 14 août 1859, 9,2x13cm, une feuille. Lettre autographe signée de Victor Hugo adressée à son éditeur Jules Hetzel et datée du 13 mai 1856. 14 lignes sur un feuillet bleu. L'écrivain entretient Jules Hetzel, qui édite la même année La légende des siècles, d'un contrat d'édition ("traité") que possédait la veuve Houssiaux pour la parution d'une édition collective de ses oeuvres."Hauteville House 14 août 1859Mon cher Monsieur Hetzel, je reçois votre lettre et la lettre que Madame Houssiaux vous a écrite. Mon avis est qu'il faut lui accorder un an de prolongation, à la condition qu'elle ne pourrait pas céder son traité qu'à une personne agréee par nous. Je vous écris ces quatre lignes en toute hâte, la poste (?) me presse. Recevez la nouvelle assurance de tous mes sentiments de cordialité" *** [English translation available upon request. Contact us for any information!]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet (livresetgravures) [FRA, France]
2020-07-02 23:27:08
WEBBER, Catherine Mary]
[London: J. B. Goodinge 1859]. Overall dimensions approximately 13 x 322 cm. Folding hand coloured lithographic illustrated panorama, marbled paper boards sometime neatly rebacked, original printed pictorial title label to the upper cover. Wear along some of the folds with old paper repairs to the verso, otherwise a decent copy. A humorous panorama illustrating the comparatively new and topical science of geology, published in the same year as Darwin's "On the Origin of the Species" and in the midst of the welter of books being published on earth sciences by the likes of Lyell and Murchison. A coloured cross section of geological strata runs along the length of the lower edge of the image throughout captioned "1. Gneiss on Granite", "2. Cambrian System" and so forth. Above this sits a series of cartoon illustrations featuring witty word play on the captions below.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]
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2020-07-02 16:09:13
Chapman, S.H. and H.
1859. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, 8211. 4to, modern white linen and boards; upper cover lettered in gilt in original style. 114 pages; 2777 lots; 12 fine tinted photographic plates with tissue guards; prices realized list bound in. Light marginal chipping to price list. Fine. Adams 32, rated A+ overall: "Gold proof sets 1859-1888. 1842-1880 silver proof sets. 1825-1834 $5. MS 1797 50¢, 1804 25¢. Superb in all mint series." One of this country's pioneer numismatists, Cleneay commenced collecting in the 1840s and formed one of the most important early collections of colonials and United states coins, uniformly in top condition and nearly complete in all series. In the preface the Chapmans praised Cleneay as "an ardent lover of the science of Numismatics, and a highly-esteemed citizen," noting that "His aim was to secure specimens of all the United States series (in) either proof or uncirculated condition" and concluding that Cleneay's was "the most nearly complete collection of United States coins ever offered." The plates, tinted in colors to approximate their metallic content, depict the following coins: I-ancient Greek, Roman and foreign gold coins; II-American colonial silver and copper coins; III-United States and pioneer gold; IV-United States silver dollars; V-Gobrecht and later dollars and United States half dollars; VI-United States quarter dollars; VII-United States dimes and half dimes; VIII & IX-large cents; X-large cents and half cents; XI-silver historical medals; XII-copper colonials and foreign coins. Clain-Stefanelli 11940. Davis 185.
Bookseller: Kolbe & Fanning [United States]
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2020-07-02 01:33:05
Lafuente y Alcántara, Emilio
Imprenta Nacional, Madrid, 1859. First edition. In somewhat later half leather. Spine with gilt embossed title and ornamental decorations. Marbled endpapers. 242 [4] p., and one folding plate. First edition of Emilio Lafuente y Alcantara's influential treatise on the Arabic inscriptions of the Alhambra in Granada, including the poems of Ibn Zamrak. Lafuente y Alcantara wrote his present book on the inscriptions of the Alhambra in Granada, including Palacio Árabe, Puerta Justicia, Puerta del Vino, Torre de la Cautiva, Torre de las Infantas and the royal tombstones, featuring many poems of the Andalusian poet and statesman Ibn Zamrak (1333-1393). Besides the original texts and the Spanish translations of the inscriptions, his work also includes an overview of the history of the Nasrid dynasty, "a period which up until his time had been obscured owing to the lack of sources and the political complication" as well as the genealogy of the Nasrids, the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula, ruling the Emirate of Granada from 1230 until 1492. Spanish Arabist scholar Emilio Lafuente y Alcantara (1825-1868) carried out pioneering work in studying, translating and interpreting Arabic texts. He condemned mediaeval Christian intolerance of Islam, the destruction of Arabic manuscripts during the Inquisition and the damage done to the Alhambra by rebuilding under Charles V. Being among of the firsts to acknowledge the importance of Islamic cultural heritage in Spain, he documented the surviving Arabic inscriptions, many of which have since vanished or got restored and thus, his wo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Földvári Books [Budapest, Hungary]
2020-07-01 18:30:20
GAMBETTA Léon
Charles de Mourgues Frères., Paris 1859, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Charles de Mourgues Frères., Paris 1859, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Originalausgabe in kleinen Stückzahlen auf Velin gedruckt. Bradel Bindung in vollem Pergament, teilweise gebeizter glatter Rücken, Titel, Endstück und Datum im Schwanz in rot und schwarz, konservierte Umschläge. These zum Thema Hypotheken und verteidigt am 19. Januar 1860 von Léon Gambetta, damals 22 Jahre alt. Ein Artikel aus der Rezension "The Intermediary of Researchers and the Curious" über Leutnant Sisco, der die Arbeit widmet, ist an der Spitze der Arbeit verlinkt. Aus der Eugène Richtenberger Bibliothek, Ex-Libris eingraviert, auf die erste Gegenplatte geklebt. Jede Seltenheit. Wertvolle Handschriftliche Widmung-Widmung von Léon Gambetta auf der Titelseite . [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre sur papier vélin. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse partiellement taché, titre, fleuron et date en queue en rouge et noir, couvertures conservées. Thèse ayant pour sujet les hypothèques et soutenue le 19 janvier 1860 par Léon Gambetta alors âgé de 22 ans. Un article de la revue "l'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et des curieux" relatif au lieutenant Sisco dédicataire de l'ouvrage est relié en tête de l'ouvrage. Provenance de la bibliothèque Eugène Richtenberger, ex-Libris gravé de celui-ci encollé sur le premier contreplat. De toute rareté. Précieux envoi autographe de Léon Gambetta sur la page de titre.
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [France]
2020-06-30 22:59:01
DICKENS, Charles. A Tale Of Two Cities. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., 8-5/8" x 5-5/8", page 213 incorrectly numbered 113, no signature mark to list of plate page, frontis additional engraved title, and 14 engraved plates by by H.K. Browne, complete, bound in contemporary full green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, plates clean and bright, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, a VERY GOOD copy. Who we are - D&D Galleries was founded in 1985. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Provincial Bookfair Association of Great Britain (PBFA). So bid and buy with confidence. Our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S.T.C. and Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history, sets and bindings. Terms - Any item(s) may be returned with 7 days for a full refund if found to be not authentic or substantially at odds with our description or pictures. Items returned must be received in the same condition and completeness as sent. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries (dnd-galleries) [Somerville, New Jersey, United States]
2020-06-29 22:56:05
PADELFORD, Jonathan
A. Crawford Greene and Brothers, Printers, Providence (Rhode Island), 1859. Large broadside. Approximately 29.5" x 24". Small tears at the folds and margins, a bit of foxing, very good. Family tree and biographical sketch of the American descendants of the Welsh Padelfords, starting with Jonathan and his wife Mary (who as a widow remarried and was killed in King Philip's War at Sherburn, Massachusetts, along with nine of "her and her husband's children"). *OCLC* locates seven copies. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-29 16:14:06
Americana) ELWYN, Alfred
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1859. First Edition. Cloth. 4 7/8 X 7 1/2 Inches. 122 PP. Very Good +. Item #3208 Important description of AMERICAN BASEBALL, which Elwyn called "Bat and Ball" in his youth. Interestingly, he describes the game as "an imperfect form of cricket," but also clearly states that it was "a Yankee Invention." Alfred Elwyn was a physician, author, philanthropist and pioneer in the care of the mentally ill in the United States. He was a founding officer of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind. This book was intended to show the reader that the vast majority of his included "Americanisms" found their origin elsewhere. Original embossed cloth binding with gilt title-stamping to spine. Spine a bit sunned. A hint of foxing. Book clean, tight and free of any writing, plates, etc... An exceptional copy considering how one normally encounters this often used and often quoted book. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: backintimerarebooks [Jacksonville, Florida, United States]
2020-06-28 19:44:11
HUGO Victor
- 14 août 1859, 9,2x13cm, une feuille. - Lettre autographe signée de Victor Hugo adressée à son éditeur Jules Hetzel et datée du 13 mai 1856. 14 lignes sur un feuillet bleu. L'écrivain entretient Jules Hetzel, qui édite la même année La légende des siècles, d'un contrat d'édition ("traité") que possédait la veuve Houssiaux pour la parution d'une édition collective de ses oeuvres. "Hauteville House 14 août 1859 Mon cher Monsieur Hetzel, je reçois votre lettre et la lettre que Madame Houssiaux vous a écrite. Mon avis est qu'il faut lui accorder un an de prolongation, à la condition qu'elle ne pourrait pas céder son traité qu'à une personne agréee par nous. Je vous écris ces quatre lignes en toute hâte, la poste (?) me presse. Recevez la nouvelle assurance de tous mes sentiments de cordialité" [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 43993 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2020-06-28 15:05:12
[Phelps, Almira] Mrs. Lincoln Phelps
New York: Charles Scribner, 1859. First edition. Near Fine. Original publisher's cloth binding stamped in gilt and blind. Faint spotting to boards and gentle fraying to extremities, mostly concentrated to the crown of the spine and upper front corner. Binding tight and square. Buff endpapers. Collating xxix, [1, blank], 31-363, [1, blank]: complete. Some staining to pages 312-313 and small marginal stains to pages 349-363, else a surprisingly fresh and clean copy without the typical foxing of the era. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author in the year of publication: "To one of my earliest pupils, Mrs. Martha White Gilbert, with ever affectionate remembrance of Almira H. L. Phelps. Baltimore, MD Oct. 10, 1859." A scarce book institutionally and in trade, it does not appear in the modern auction record and is the only copy currently on the market. A testament to Phelps' lifelong dedication to women's education, the present copy was given to one of the first girls she ever taught. A meaningful association. A pioneer in American women's education, Almira Phelps began her career tutoring students of the all-male Middlebury College in science, mathematics, and philosophy. "This experience illustrated the disparity between education available for men and for women, and Almira spent the rest of her life fighting for more educational opportunities for females" (History of American Women). Joining forces with her sister Emma Willard, the founder of the Troy Female Seminary in New York, Phelps began to teach rigorous humanities and science courses in addition to lectur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-28 11:01:04
McDermott, Edward [Queen Victoria]
William Kent & Co, London, 1859. First edition of McDermott's collection of sketches illustrating "the merrie days of England". Octavo, original publisher's cloth richly decorated in gilt, illustrated with 20 engravings from drawings by Joseph Nash, George Thomas, Birket Foster, and Edward Corbould. Association copy, inscribed by Queen Victoria on the front free endpaper to her cousin in French, "Pour mon cher Cousin Joinville de son affectionee cousine Victoria Noel 1858." The recipient, Francois d'Orleans, Prince of Joinville was the third son of Louis Philippe I, King of the French from 1830 to 1848 and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria's father King George III. In fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey. An exceptional example. Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father. Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe". After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily g … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2020-06-28 07:42:35
Sowerby
Simpkin Marshall & Co. Sowerby's Illustrated Index of British Shells 1859 First edition by G B Sowerby F L S Simpkin Marshall & Co., Paternoster Row, and The Author, 9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, London, 1859. First edition. Quarto. 24 hand coloured plates with blank page guards after each plate, and printed textual descriptions. Red cloth with three edges gilt. Very good condition. Binding is blind stamped except for gold lettering on front cover, which is still bright. Bumped at the corners. A bit darkened due to age or handling. Internally very bright. Hand written notes that are slightly more full than the printed notes bound into some of the pages, some pencil comments written very lightly on the printed pages, with comments about the quality of the plates. Please ask any questions I'm listing several of my father's marine biology and bird books - do take a look at my other listings.
Bookseller: esjnmbooksandstuff [TWICKENHAM, Middlesex, United Kingdom]
2020-06-28 06:04:00
Darwin, Charles
London: John Murray, 1859. First edition of "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), one of 1250 copies. Octavo, bound in contemporary full calf, half-title, one folding lithographed diagram, without advertisements. In near fine condition with the text exceptionally clear. From the Darwin family estate, Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire. Elston Hall became the home of the Darwin family in 1680 when William Darwin of Cleatham in North Lincolnshire married Anne Waring, the stepdaughter of George Lascelles of Elston. The estate remained in the family until it was sold shortly after the end of the Second World War. Its most famous resident was Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin's grandfather. Erasmus was the founder of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, whose members included Matthew Boulton and Benjamin Franklin. A very nice example, with noted provenance. Darwin "revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken" (PMM 344). "Without question a watershed work in the history of modern life sciences, Darwin's Origin elaborated a proposition that species slowly evolve from common ancestors through the mechanism of natural selection. As he himself expected, Darwin's theory became, and continues to be in some circles, the object of intense controversy" (American Philosophical Society). "The five years [of Darwin's voyage on the Beagle] were the most important event i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-27 22:45:13
GONCHAROV, Ivan Aleksandrovich
I. Glazunov for D.E. Kozhanchikov, Skt Peterburg, 1859. The rare first edition of Goncharov’s masterpiece – a landmark of Russian literature. RBH and ABPC record only one other copy having been offered at auction. Oblomov, who spends much of his time in bed or on the sofa, gave a name to the fatalistic attitude of ‘superfluous’ Russian intellectuals and aristocrats: individuals incapable of productive work or of making a meaningful decision. Although much has been said about the value of Oblomov as a critique of Russian society at a time when serfdom was on the wane, Goncharov himself thought of it as a treatise on human nature. Kilgour 359. Four parts in two volumes, twelvemo (208 x 130mm). With the half-titles (lightly browned throughout, as often; tear in the inside margin of the first title; leaf 1.12 of vol. 1 detached and creased but present; leaf 16.3 in vol. 2 with a tear and some wear associated from an adhering tissue leaf). Contemporary Russian half roan, spines gilt in compartments and lettered directly in gilt, black paper sides (extremities rubbed; sides and spines scuffed). Provenance: S. Valisovskaia (signature); Eden Martin, prominent American collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: PY Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-27 01:52:05
MIDDLE EAST.)
Philadelphia: James Challen & Sons, 1859. Duodecimo. Original purplish morocco-grain cloth, spine gilt lettered within an ornamental cartouche, blind fillet border to sides enclosing a blind mauresque stamp, primrose yellow endpapers. Neat contemporary presentation inscription to front free endpaper, spine sunned, a little wear to extremities, very slight burn mark to title page, some pale foxing. A very good copy, with the publisher's single leaf of advertisements at the end. Wood-engraved frontispiece view of Petra, letterpress printed with paired rule borders. Rare early edition apparently unrecorded, the third overall, following the first of 1847, issued under the title The Arab and His Country (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union) and under this title in 1857 (by Challen). All early iterations are very scarce. This is an attractive little guide in seven chapters, describing the flora and fauna, principal sites (Muscat, Bediah (Bidiyah), Mecca, Medina, Petra), the "Splendor of Bagdad", literature and science, language, and Wahhabism. Chapter VI is given over to the Bedouin, their "physical character", manners and customs, dress, hospitality (quoting on this the contemporary American missionary Eli Smith), "their love of music", and more.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-26 16:23:02
Robert Chambers
Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1859. THIS COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY HOPKINS IN FULL POLISHED INLAID CALF WITH BRIGHT GILT RULE AND DETAILS TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RAISED BANDS TO SPINES WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. SOME FADING TO LEATHER AS SEEN IN PHOTOS. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS. NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND MINIMAL FOXING. ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD CUTS. BOOKS MEASURE 9.25"x6.25". 161 YEARS OLD. A BEAUTIFUL SET IN GREAT CONDITION. Rare 1859 Domestic Annals of Scotland Fine Leather Bound by Hopkins Illustrated Rare 1859 Domestic Annals of Scotland Fine Leather Bound by Hopkins Illustrated Description RARE!!! 1859 BOUND BY HOPKINS FINE LEATHER BINDINGS 161 YEARS OLD ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD CUTS THIS COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY HOPKINS IN FULL POLISHED INLAID CALF WITH BRIGHT GILT RULE AND DETAILS TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RAISED BANDS TO SPINES WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. SOME FADING TO LEATHER AS SEEN IN PHOTOS. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS. NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND MINIMAL FOXING. ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD CUTS. BOOKS MEASURE 9.25"x6.25". 161 YEARS OLD. A BEAUTIFUL SET IN GREAT CONDITION. !!!CLICK HERE!!! Visit My eBay Store TO SEE ALL THE BOOKS WE HAVE FOR SALE!!! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE THAN SAVE US TO YOUR FAVORITES BY CLICKING HERE. Add me to your Favorite Sellers RARE ANTIQUA … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, United States]
2020-06-26 05:43:04
Castro, Casimiro (1826-1889) artista; Joseph Antoine Decaen , litografo, muerto 1866.
Mexico City: Joseph Antoine Decaen, circa 1859. Original tinted lithograph. 28.5 x 42cm. image on 32.8 x 49cm. sheet. Very rare. Mexico. Imp. Litog. de Decaen. Dorothy Sloan: Lithographs were produced in Mexico as early as 1826 and by the mid-nineteenth century books depicting Mexico in that medium had been produced as well. However, with the appearance of México y sus alrededores in 1855, Joseph Antoine Decaen set a new standard for the Mexican publishing world.. Casimiro Castro (1826, Tepetlaoxtoc a 1889, Ciudad de México) fue un dibujante, litógrafo y pintor mexicano. Es considerado cronista gráfico y paisajista de gran fama en el México del siglo XIX. Casimiro nació en un México recién independizado. Vivió una época de inestabilidad política y social marcada por guerras, invasiones extranjeras y diversos conflictos. Murió en el tercer período de gobierno de Porfirio Díaz. Todo lo anterior permitió que su obra sea un importante testimonio gráfico de esta significativa etapa de México.. Emmanuel Rodríguez Baca escriba: El general Leonardo Márquez fue uno de los personajes más polémicos y repudiados de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX mexicano. Por haber colaborado con el gobierno conservador, la intervención francesa y el imperio de Maximiliano, se le ha impuesto el epíteto de traidor. Sus contemporáneos lo describieron como cruel, sanguinario y vengativo, aunque, por contradictorio que parezca, también reconocieron en él a un militar sagaz, valiente hasta la temeridad, de prestigio inmenso, irrefutable talento y vasta instrucción; en fin, un hombre de guerra por vocación.. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-25 09:16:05
[VIEW - UTRECHT]. BOS, Jan and Pieter Wilhelmus van de WEIJER.
Panorama van Utrecht vervaardigd in het etablissement van P.W. van de Weijer.Utrecht, widow of Herfkens and son, 1859. Oblong concertina-fold book (9 x 18.5 cm). With 32 wood-engraved views, each measuring 7.5 x 18 cm, coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary gold-blocked red cloth. Rare first edition of a charming hand-coloured panoramic view of the city of Utrecht, consisting of 32 separate leaves hinged together like an accordion, a so called "leporello" or "concertina-fold" book. The panoramic view starts at the "Witte-vrouwen-barrière" and shows, among other things, the Willemskazerne, Wolvenplein, Plompetorengracht, Begijnen bolwerk, Barthelomeus Gasthuis, Geertekerk, Diakonessenhuis, Tolsteeg, Sterrenkundig observatorium, Lepelenburg, and more. The illustrations are drawn from the opposite side of the city's canal, providing a 360-degree view of the centre of the city, depicting both public and private buildings as well as the parks designed by the famous architect Zocher, replacing the former city walls which had been demolished in the 1830's and 1840's. The total length of the panorama is almost 5.8 meters.Separated at one hinge, breaking the panorama in half, slightly browned. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, but still in very good condition. WorldCat (4 copies).
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-24 10:38:58
Martineau, Harriet
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1859. First edition. Original red cloth, carefully rebacked preserving the spine, stamped in gilt and blind. Spine darkened, foot and corners gently bruised, extremities rubbed, inner hinges expertly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Ernest Martineau, West Hill, Edgbaston to front pastedown; contemporary clipping from The Times on the health of the British army laid-in; binder's ticket, Westleys & Co. of London, to rear pastedown. Complete, with 3 folding mortality diagrams, of which 1 coloured and 26 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. Diagrams and facing pages foxed, short closed tear to fold of third plate. Together with a 4-page autograph letter signed (leaf size: 238 x 188 mm) laid in from Sidney Herbert to Harriet Martineau, dated July 1859 at head of first page in ink in another hand, addressed by Sidney from 49 Belgrave Square. Letter creased from folding, with just a couple of tiny nicks. Both book and letter in very good condition. Author's own copy of her collaboration with Florence Nightingale, signed by her on the half-title, "H. Martineau." In the DNB Leslie Stephens described England and Her Soldiers, a literary account of the Crimean War, as "written to help Miss Nightingale," but her link to the work is far stronger than his comment suggests. "Although Martineau appeared as the book's sole author, she and Nightingale were in effect collaborators. The latter solicited her help on the issue of sanitary reform, and supplied the data, including printer's plates for statistical graphs. In a letter to Nightingale dated 20 September 186 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-06-23 20:06:14
[COLOUR-PLATE BOOK - CATTLE].
Abbildungen österreichischer Rindvieh-Racen. Vienna, Kaiserliche Konigliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1859. With 27 numbered chromo-lithographed plates. Oblong folio text volume (34×46 cm) in original cloth-backed lithographed wrappers, the plates (each 33.5×45.5 cm) loose as issued, preserved together in the original gold- and blind-stamped blue cloth box (36.5×50 cm). XII, 24 pp. Rare and finely produced work on cattle with 27 plates of bovine animals after photographs taken on the Landwirthschafliche Ausstellung in the Augarten (Vienna), held in May 1857. The plates are divided into 9 categories, arranged per species, area or country where they originate from: Pinzgau, Mürztal, Lavanttal, Tyrol, Voralberg, Egerland, Mahren, Hungaria, and foreign species (including cattle from Switzerland, and Würtemberg, Germany). The text volume supplies each plate with an explanatory text. In the 1850s, the Imperial printing office in Vienna pioneered many new printing techniques.Spine and edges of box slightly worn; library stamp on title-page; some foxing throughout. A fine work on cattle with chromo-lithographed plates. KVK (5 copies); Nissen, ZBI 4518.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-22 10:28:03
(EASTWICK Edward)
London,: Murray, 1859. London, Murray, 1859. In-16 (mm. 175x115), 2 voll., tela edit., pp. (6),CXX,240; (4),591 (numeraz. continua) + 64 di pubblicita’ dei Manuali Murray. L’opera e’ corredata da 3 carte geografiche f.t., di cui 2 più volte ripieg.: “Madras and the environs - Environs of Bombay - Town and fort of Bombay”. "Manca" la carta (inserita nella tasca al risg. del vol.) su Bombay. “Murray's Guide to Madras and Bombay Presidencies for 1859 is in many ways the first modern guide book to India. The work encompasses a vast and fascinating range of topics, including meticulous descriptions of acceptable dress codes for European males and females and an exposition on “the Manners of the Natives!” Today, the chief scholarly value of the book lies in its construction of Indian history, politics and culture from a 19th century European frame of reference”. "Rarissima edizione originale" di questa guida dedicata all’India e di cui furono pubblicate, sotto questo titolo, solo due parti: Madras e Bombay (cosi’ precisa la British Library). Solo il piatto anteriore di un vol. un po’ ammaccato, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.
Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni [Italy]
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2020-06-20 07:08:03
HUGHES, Thomas.
Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1859. FIRST EDITION. Half title, front., engr. title, vignette illus., 16pp cata., Christmas 1858. This is in the special 'author's binding' of original brown morocco cloth by Burn, bevelled boards, both boards & spine decorated in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. The boards have a central TH monogram. Inscribed by Thomas Hughes to the wife of his publisher: 'Author's presentation copy. Mrs Macmillan with the author's kindest regards'. Not in Sadleir; see Wolff 3330 for the first edition in the usual blue morocco cloth. The clerk, Richard, spends a summer cleaning the chalk outline of the White Horse carved into a hillside in Berkshire, and discovers a personal vision of an ideal England. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-20 03:37:11
Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930)
Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) - Autograph letter signed regarding Tennis - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Autograph letter signed "A. Conan Doyle". 1p, 4.5 x 7.0 inch, Undershaw, n.d., embossed letterhead. To Mrs. Whitaker refusing an invitation. In full: "I fear the rain & wind will make tennis impossible and I have some work which should be done - but many thanks none the less for your most kind invitation." Mounting residue on verso, else good condition. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs [Kelkheim, Germany]
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2020-06-19 19:59:09
CHANNEL ISLANDS) PAYNE, J. Bertrand.
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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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2020-06-19 17:35:06
Bull, Ephraim W.
Conc6rd, Ma, 1859. Illustrated broadside, 19 x 13 1/2 inches. A few small chips and tears in the edges, neat tape repairs on the verso. Old stains and tidelines. Good overall. A striking and persuasive broadside singing the praises of the Concord grape, illustrated with a handsome, large woodcut of a bunch of dark, ripe grapes. This broadside was issued by Ephraim Wales Bull, the New England farmer who developed the Concord grape around 1849. It quickly grew in popularity for its ability to withstand the chilly climes of New England, and for its versatility as a table and juice grape. Here, ten years after his initial cultivation of the Concord, Bull attempts to reclaim his share of the market for his grape, by offering direct bulk sales of the vines. The upper half of the broadside is dominated by the illustration of a bunch of Concord grapes, and text touting its virtues - including its ability to withstand the cold climate of the Northeast, the size of its bunches; the color, taste, and juiciness of its fruit; its imperviousness to mildew, rot, or drop-off, and its earlier ripening and superior taste to rival varieties, the Isabella and the Diana. The lower half of the sheet consists of testimonials from growers and nurserymen as to the fine qualities of the Concord grape, especially as compared to the Isabella. Finally, costs of the vines - individually or by the dozen - are given, with orders to be directed to Ephraim Bull in Concord. We find no copies of this broadside listed in OCLC. A significant artifact of the marketing of a staple American grape, issued by … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-19 03:34:02
Harvey, William Henry.
Lovell Reeve, 1859. Australian Algae. 4 Bände (Bände 2 bis 5, ohne Band 1). Mit 240 farbig lithographierten Tafeln (einige gefaltet). Seltene, einzige Ausgabe. - Nissen, BBI 805. - Umfassendes und reich illustriertes Werk über die Algen Australiens. - 010
Bookseller: Antiquariat Torsten Skubski [Germany]
2020-06-19 02:25:15
COOPER, James Fenimore.
New York: W. A. Townsend & Co.,, 1859. 32 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound in recent burgundy half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue morocco labels, marbled sides. Illustrated title pages and frontispieces, illustrations throughout the set. Some light toning of contents. An excellent set. An early and very handsomely bound set of the works of James Fenimore Cooper.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2020-06-19 02:25:13
COOPER, James Fenimore.
New York, James G. Gregory, 1859-64. New York, James G. Gregory,, 1859-64. 32 volumes, octavo (200 x 136 mm). Contemporary dark blue pebble-grained half morocco, titles and rules to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece and half-title to each volume. Some minor damp staining to a few leaves and light browning to page edges, some light chipping to spine tips, boards a little rubbed, a handsome set in very good condition. Includes his famous novel, "The Last of the Mohicans".
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2020-06-19 01:23:21
Tennyson, Alfred [1809 - 1892]
London: Edward Moxon & Co, Dover Street, 1859. 1st edition, 1st issue (NCBEL III, 415). [8], 261, [1 (blank)] pp. 8 page publisher insert tipped-in prior to ffep [dated July 1859]. Title leaf without publisher imprint to verso. 7" x 4-3/8". Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Yellow eps. A bit cocked, backstrip sunned. Bookplates. Occasional spot of foxing. Very Good. Item #48628. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-18 23:41:47
Antique leather Braille Bible For Blind 1859 American Bible Society New York New Testament Estate. This is an amazing piece of history in "as found" condition - "Bible for the Blind" by Bible House, New York dated April 7th, 1859 - New Testament - huge volume - rough condition but all pages are "readable". Measures 15-1/2 x 12 x 5 inches. Please see photos and please let us know if you have questions - thanks!!
Bookseller: For Old Times Sake Antiques (wffdfirefamily) [Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States]
2020-06-18 23:19:42
J M Peck
1859. New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois J M Peck. New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1859. Hardcover. An early detail pocket map of Illinois, a very rare find in such good condition. Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt imprint. Some rubbing of corners and wear on gilt. The map measures 40" x 29" and has only one scuffed thin paper area about a half-inch long on the left margin. Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, was a Methodist minister who roamed the state preaching and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of Illinois. Only one copy from this year found on OCLC.; 5 3/4" x 3 1/4". [Thumbnails Below] New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois Author: Peck, J. M.; John Messenger; A. J. Mathewson Publication: New York: J. H. Colton, 1859 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very Good Description: New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1859. Hardcover. An early detail pocket map of Illinois, a very rare find in such good condition. Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt imprint. Some rubbing of corners and wear on gilt. The map measures 40" x 29" and has only one scuffed thin paper area about a half-inch long on the left margin. Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, was a Methodist minister who roamed the state preaching and wrote comprehensive early … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, United States]
2020-06-18 21:55:16
Call, Eliza A.
Syracuse [N.Y.]: J.G.K. Truair & Co., printers, Journal Office, 1859. Octavo ( x cm.), 76 pages. Evident FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An unusual cookbook with a focus on dairying. The author is identified as being from Fabius, a small town in Onondaga County, New York. Andrew Smith has done us the favor of providing a profile of the author. He describes her as, "a 46 year old widow, who owned a farm in Fabius, a small community about twnety miles from Syracuse, New York. Dairy farming had been well established in the county. She is reported that she had been a housekeeper for 25 years". Smith goes on to describe the recipes are mostly "unremarkable... The exceptions are the seventeen pages related to milk, butter, and eggs, which comes as no surprise as Call was a dairy maid all her adult life" (Smith, "Origins of the New York State Dairy Industry" (Milk: Beyond the Dairy, Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium, 2000, page 321). The Young Housekeeper stayed in publication for at least a few years. The Genessee Farmer of 1961 advertises the book at twenty-five cents and uses the periodical's mailing address as a contact. A short review and sample recipes appear in The Country Gentleman of 1863 and again in 1864, and in the same year in The Cultivator and in The Canada Farmer. The publisher produced just a handful of titles between 1958 and 1960, and later continued in a variety of partnerships. Text block soiled and edgeworn. Chip out of final leaf effecting the ornament, but not text, in the index. Tan wrappers soiled and worn, especially at spine, but print not effected. In custo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink [United States]
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2020-06-18 19:30:28
Ruttenber, E. M.
E. M. Ruttenber & Co, Newburgh, 1859. An account of this Hudson River town, with much information including Native American history, the founding of the town, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, principal institutions, the ferry, military organizations, churches, public schools, societies, and prominent families. Manuscript inscription, signed by Katherine Wallace Kitts, "Presented to me by Eleanor Beekman Gordon (Mrs. Gurdon W. Gordon) in Springfield, Massachusetts in her home at 90 Dartmouth Street, November 1926. Mrs. Gordon, an unusually charming woman, to a Pawling- De Witt descendant". 4to, frontispiece, engraved half title, vi, 322 pp, [2] pp, Appendix viii, Index xi, all edges gilt. Illustrations and maps printed in text. Dark brown blind and gilt stamped leather, slightly rubbed, top hinge cracked but holding, text and illustrations bright and clean. OCLC: 57259362. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA [Garrison, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-06-18 19:04:55
Dean & Son
[MOVABLE BOOK]. DEAN'S MOVEABLE DOGS PARTY. Dean & Son: London: 1859. Early moveable toy book. Complete with 8 mechanical plates. Publisher s key to the rear board dates this from March of 1859 and lists it as one of 4000 from that printing. This is a hardcover title in illustrated paper covered boards with the original green cloth backstrip. Inside are eight hand colored copper engraved movable illustrations ( two diptych images for a total of eight movable plates) activated via a pull tab mechanism at the bottom of each. A few (maybe 2) headless dogs, overall mostly complete. One of the earliest titles by Dean & Son. Dean & Son Moveable Dog s Party was one of the early productions of Dean and Son, this book and The Puppies Visit to His Friends were printed letterpress and then hand colored using a "pouchoir," or stencil, method, using simple tab devices to make the dogs' heads move. This copy is very good or better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Weinstein-Perez Rare Books [Studio City, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-18 17:27:43
CANESTRINI (Giuseppe)
Paris: 1859. Canestrini (Giuseppe) - Negotiations Diplomatic of France With The Tuscany The description of this item has been automatically translated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Koegui Bookstore 21, rue vieux boucherie 64100 Bayonne Phone. +33 5 59 59 78 74 CANESTRINI (Giuseppe) - France's diplomatic negotiations with Tuscany - 1859-1875 1859-1875 3420 CANESTRINI (Giuseppe) Imperial printing house - 1859-1875 Documents collected by Giuseppe Canestrini and published by Abel Desjardins. Collection of unpublished documents on the history of France published by the Ministry of Public Instruction. Publisher's full beige cardboard binding. Interior with scattered foxing. Paper burnished but not at night when reading. Uncut and uncut. Damaged caps. Volume 5 burnished.
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI (alphab64) [64100 Bayonne, France]
2020-06-18 17:15:10
Daniel Harvey Hill
1859. Offered for sale is a first edition copy of The Crucifixion of Christ, by Daniel H. Hill. Philadelphia, PA: William S. and Alfred Martien, 1859, 345 pp., original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth with title and author's name in gilt on the spine, yellow endpapers. The gilt lettering is very faint but still legible. The spine ends are a little frayed, corners are bumped, There is some overall discoloration on the front and back covers. No bookplates or ownership names. Still, with the defects noted, a VG copy. Rare. The author, Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889), was born in York District, South Carolina, and distinguished himself as a Confederate lieutenant general. He also served as the superintendent of the North Carolina Military Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at the time of the publication of this book he was late brevet major in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, ranking 28 out of 56 cadets, and was appointed to the 1st United States Artillery upon graduation in 1842. He distinguished himself during the Mexican War as an infantry officer and brevetted to captain for bravery at the Battle of Contreras and Churubusco. In February 1849, Hill resigned his commission and became a professor of mathematics at Washington College (Washington & Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, where his future brother-in-law, Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, was also teaching. While there he wrote a college textbook, Elements of Algebra, in addition to his teaching duties. In 1854, he joined the faculty of Davidson College, in North Carol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: booksalot336 [Lexington, North Carolina, United States]
2020-06-18 15:13:23
BROSSELARD, Charles.
Les khouan. De la constitution des ordres religieux musulmans en Algérie.Algiers, A. Bourget, August 1859. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. 36 pp. First edition of a work on the khouan, the brothers of Islamic "religious orders" in Algeria, written by Charles Brosselard (1816-1889). He describes the origin, hierarchy, organization and (initiation) rituals of seven influential Sufi brotherhoods. "A work of great learning and value" (Playfair).With author's presentation inscription to the French general Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao (1796-1878), who served as a cavalry officer in Algeria, on half-title. With an armorial bookplate on paste-down. Overall in very good condition, binding only very slightly rubbed along the extremities. Levtzion & Pouwels, The history of Islam in Africa, pp. 170, 184; Playfair, Bibliography of Algeria, 2099.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 13:03:09
Call, Eliza A.
Syracuse [N.Y.]: J.G.K. Truair & Co., printers, Journal Office, 1859. Octavo ( x cm.), 76 pages. Evident FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An unusual cookbook with a focus on dairying. The author is identified as being from Fabius, a small town in Onondaga County, New York. Andrew Smith has done us the favor of providing a profile of the author. He describes her as, "a 46 year old widow, who owned a farm in Fabius, a small community about twnety miles from Syracuse, New York. Dairy farming had been well established in the county. She is reported that she had been a housekeeper for 25 years". Smith goes on to describe the recipes are mostly "unremarkable... The exceptions are the seventeen pages related to milk, butter, and eggs, which comes as no surprise as Call was a dairy maid all her adult life" (Smith, "Origins of the New York State Dairy Industry" (Milk: Beyond the Dairy, Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium, 2000, page 321). The Young Housekeeper stayed in publication for at least a few years. The Genessee Farmer of 1961 advertises the book at twenty-five cents and uses the periodical's mailing address as a contact. A short review and sample recipes appear in The Country Gentleman of 1863 and again in 1864, and in the same year in The Cultivator and in The Canada Farmer. The publisher produced just a handful of titles between 1958 and 1960, and later continued in a variety of partnerships. Text block soiled and edgeworn. Chip out of final leaf effecting the ornament, but not text, in the index. Tan wrappers soiled and worn, especially at spine, but print not effected. In custo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink [United States]
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2020-06-15 11:51:45
WRIGHT, William.
A grammar of the Arabic language, translated from the German of Caspari, and edited, with numerous additions and corrections, ... vol. I[-II]. London, Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate (back of title-page: printed by Friedrich Nies (Karl Berend Lorck), Leipzig), 1859. 8vo. Set in roman, italic and Arabic type. Contemporary half mottled, tanned sheepskin. XVI, 257, [1 blank]; VI, [1], [1 blank], XVI, 327, [1 blank] pp. First edition of what immediately became the standard English-language grammar of Arabic and one of the most important in any language, still frequently reprinted and remaining in general use. Although the title-page calls it a translation of Karl Paul Caspari's German edition, Wright's claims that he expanded and improved on his model are fully justified. His knowledge of languages extended far beyond Arabic, and his comparative linguistics in the present grammar are one of its remarkable features, offering comparisons not only with Hebrew, but also with Aramaic, Ge'ez and Phoenician, all Semitic languages. In spite of the depth of his scholarship and the grammar's 550-page length, Wright aimed it at beginners.With the stencilled owner's name Kjörbo-Smidth. In very good condition, with only occasional minor foxing and almost untrimmed. The binding is slightly scuffed and worn around the extremities, but still good. First edition of a standard Arabic grammar including comparisons with other Semitic languages. J. Fück, Arabischen Studien in Europa (1955), pp. 205-209.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 11:51:42
AL-ZAMAKHSHARI and Jens Peter BROCH.
Al-Mufassal, opus de re grammatica Arabicum.Oslo, W.C. Fabritius, 1859. 8vo. Near contemporary cloth with title in gold on spine, covered with protective plastic. 229, [5] pp. First edition of Jens Peter Broch's dissertation on al-Zamakhshari's Al-Mufassal (Arabic grammar), and the first book with Arabic type printed in Norway. The Persian scholar Al-Zamakhshari (1075-1144) was one of the most important commentators on the Arabic languages. His major work, the Al-Mufassal is "celebrated for its concise but exhaustive exposition" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The text in the present publication was based on various Arabic manuscripts collected by Broch himself, and is here printed together with Broch's commentary on the text, which gained him international fame. Broch (1819-1886) was an orientalist and linguist from Norway, who promoted at the University of Oslo under Christopher Andreas Holmboe (d. 1882).Title-page slightly smudged and restored at the gutter, otherwise in very good condition. I. Goldziher, On the history of grammar among the Arabs, p. 136.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 11:18:00
LANGLOIS, Victor.
Numismatique des Arabes avant l'islamisme.Paris, C. Rollin and Druand; London, J. Curt (colophon and back of half-title: printed by Pommeret and Moreau, Paris), 1859. 4to. With 4 numbered engraved plates and 1 lithographed "bis" plate. Publisher's letterpress printed paper wrappers. XII, 158 pp. First edition of a monograph on the pre-Islamic coinage of the Arabs by the French historian, orientalist and numismatist Victor Langlois (1829-1869). The book is divided into five chapters, treating the coins of Nabataea, Characene, Palmyra, Edessa and Hatra, and is followed by an appendix on the Arab colonies, including the rare coins from Abyssinia. Spine slightly discoloured, but otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed with all bolts unopened and in the original printed wrappers. Gay 3581; Hage Chahine 2621; "La numismatique musulmane" at: Cosmovisions.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 10:56:20
GERLACH, Abraham Jean Arnaud.
Fastes militaires des Indes-Orientales Néerlandaises, ... avec cartes, portraits et planches.Zaltbommel and Paris, Jean Noman and son, C. Borrani, 1859. 8vo. With tinted lithographic frontispiece title, 1 full-page and 6 large folding lithographic maps and battle plans (some colour-coded), 3 lithographic portraits, 1 tinted and 1 double-tinted lithographic view, and 2 plans in the text. Contemporary half morocco by B. Alipin(?), Gendingan, Semarang (Java, Indonesia). [9], [1 blank], IV, VII, [1], IV, [2], 720, [1], [1 blank], 40, 20, VIII, II pp. First edition of an extensive and detailed military history of the Dutch East Indies from 1595 to 1856, with very detailed maps and plans. The maps include an excellent general map of the Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia), more detailed maps of the southwest coast of Sumatra, the middle third of Java, and maps and plans of smaller regions, individual forts, battles, etc. Gerlach (1811-1906) taught at the Royal Military Academy at The Hague. With a contemporary owner's name on the half-title. The binding, though entirely European in style, has the stamp of a binder on the island of Java: "B. Alipin (?)/Boekbinder/Gendingan/Semarang." With small tears in three of the folding maps, one affecting the cartographic image, but otherwise good, with occasional foxing and with some reinforcing in the gutter margin. Binding worn at the edges. Cat. NHSM, p. 513; Landwehr, Coloured Plates 280 (2 copies).
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 09:55:21
DEELEMAN, Charles Theodore.
Bataviaasch album. Verzameling van een tiental gezigten van de hoofdstad van Nederlandsch Indië. Opgedragen aan Zijne Exellentie den Minister van Staat J.J. Rochussen.Batavia, G. Kolff & Co., [1859-1860]. Large oblong folio (33.5 x 44 cm). With 10 beautiful tinted lithographs (ca. 18.5 x 26 cm). Modern half calf, with original blue printed paper wrappers bound in. Beautiful collection of 10 views of the capital of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia, drawn by Charles Theodore Deeleman (1823-1884), lithographed by G.J. Bos and printed by P.W.M. Trap at Leiden. The 10 views depict the harbour of Batavia, the gate of the former castle of Batavia, the Chinese camp nearby Pintoe Kitjil, Molenvliet en Rijswijk with the building of the Union 'De Harmonie', the post office at Weltevreden, the Waterloo-square, the official residence of the general of the army, view of the north side of the cemetery of Batavia, the military school at Meester Cornelis, Goenong Sahari and the road to Jakarta.Title-page pasted on larger leaf of blue paper; some occasional foxing and staining. Good copy. Bastin & Brommer 602; Haks & Maris, p. 69; Landwehr, Coloured plates 267.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 09:10:19
EGERSTR?M, Carl Axel.
Borta är bra, men hemma är bäst. Berättelse om en färd till Ostindien, Nord-Amerika, Kalifornien, Sandwichs-Öarna och Australien åren 1852-1857.Stockholm, (back of title-page: Söderköping, 1859). 8vo. With wood-engraved view showing the bay of Sydney on page 312. Slightly later boards. VI, 326 pp. Narrative of travels in North America, the Hawaiian Islands, and Australia by the Swedish traveller and adventurer Carl Axel Egerström (1829-1900). "In 1849 Egerström enlisted as a company officer in the Swedish army, but three years later, after a disagreement, he went to England to offer his services to the British army. When his application was rejected he set out for India in the hope of joining the British forces in the Burmese War. He arrived in Calcutta in October 1852, only to find that his services were not required there either, so instead he proceeded to North America, arriving at Boston early in 1853. From Boston he sailed to San Francisco via Cape Horn to seek his fortune in the goldfields. In California he tried gold digging, farming, and gold digging again, but reaped little reward for his labours'' (Howgego).In very good condition. Binding rubbed and spine faded. Rare narrative of travels in South America, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Australia. Forbes 2304; Howgego, 1850-1940 (The Oceans), E3; Judd 58a; not in Ferguson; Kroepelien.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 08:55:11
OLIPHANT, Laurence.
Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 20 chromolithographed plates, 50 wood-engravings in text and 5 engraved folding maps. Contemporary gold-tooled green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine. XIV, 492; XI, [1 blank], 496 pp. First edition of a highly entertaining combination of travel writing and diplomatic history. It describes the diplomatic missions of the Earl of Elgin to China and Japan in 1857-1859, which ended in various treaties opening the countries to the British. In his capacity as private secretary to Lord Elgin, Oliphant was present at all the major events and published his account of the brazen gunboat diplomacy immediately after his return to Great-Britain. Besides witnessing the bombardment of Canton and the siege of Tientsin, Oliphant also gives vivid accounts of life and events in China and Japan, including his delights in eating with chopsticks. With an owner's stamp "Joseph O. Buch" at the back of the first flyleaf in both volumes. Minor foxing in the plates and a tear in the frontispiece of vol. 1 repaired with tape. Binding chafed at the extremities, hinges with some cracks and tops of the spines damaged. Otherwise in good condition. A beautifully bound edition of a highly entertaining travelogue. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2376; Wang, Chopsticks, pp. 150-151.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 08:55:11
LOOMIS, Elias (Alexander WYLIE & LI Shanlan, translators).
Dai weiji shiji [= Series of differential and integral calculus].Shanghai, Mohai Shuguan [= the printing office of the London Missionary Society], early summer in Xianfeng Yiwei [= 1859]. Preliminaries plus 18 numbered parts bound in 5 volumes (29.5 x 18 cm) as intended. A book in traditional Chinese form, with a brief letterpress introduction in English, including an English-Chinese lexicon of technical terms, a woodcut title-leaf (printed on both sides) and the Chinese text printed letterpress (from movable type). With occasional woodcut diagrams in the text. Bound in traditional Chinese style in contemporary yellow silk. The whole in a richly embroidered wrap-around case in yellow. 7, [1 blank] pp., [1], 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 8, 16, 7, 12; 21, 23, 8, 8; 30, 11, 16; 18, 19, 12, 13; 38, 23 ll. Rare first Chinese edition of Elements of analytical geometry and of the differential and integral calculus by the American mathematician Elias Loomis (1811-1889). The translation, nominally by the British Protestant missionary Alexander Wylie (1815-1887) but with much help from Li Shanlan (1811-1882), who was to become "the greatest Chinese mathematician of the 19th century" (O'Connor & Robertson), is a landmark in the introduction of Western mathematics into the Far East in general and China in particular, setting the stage for advances in Chinese technology. Wylie gives the English title in a heading as Algebraic geometry ... but in the text more correctly as Analytical geometry .... After the English-language preliminaries (1 page of text, a 5-page English-Chinese lexicon of technical t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 06:44:18
MANN, George Combe
1859. A single octavo leaf (approximately 6" x 7.75") written on both sides from the Diary of George Combe Mann. One margin a little irregularly cut, affecting a few letters but not affecting the readability of the leaf, old folds, near fine. Both Horace, Jr. and George were the sons of Horace Mann (died 1859), the Father of American Education, and Mary Peabody Mann, one of the illustrious Peabody Sisters, a reformer, teacher, and founder of a successful school for young children (her sister Elizabeth Putnam Peabody was a reformer and pioneer in the creation of kindergartens, and her other sister Sophia Peabody was a painter, and the wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne). Horace and Mary Mann had three sons: Horace Mann, Jr., George Combe Mann, and Benjamin Pickman Mann. The eldest, Horace Mann, Jr. was an accomplished botanist who studied and traveled with Henry David Thoreau. Mann also studied zoology with Louis Agassiz and was responsible for discovering over 100 plants species in Hawaii. Mann was named to head the botanical gardens at Harvard, but died of tuberculosis at age twenty-four before he could fill the position. His personal herbarium of approximately 12,500 sheets was purchased in 1869 by Andrew Dickson White as the first accession into the Cornell University Herbarium. The diary leaf in the 22-year-old George Mann's hand, covers two sides of one leaf, begins on November 11, 1868, the day of his brother's death, and continues on the other side, with entries through November 18th (the entry for the 18th may be incomplete). Mann's entry for November 11th, in a clear and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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