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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. Very Good. Light shelf lean. Cloth faded at spine ends edges, worn at corners with repairs made to spine ends, joints and edges. Previous owner name and address to front free end paper, modern bookplate to front paste down. Pages lightly toned and lightly, sporadically foxed throughout.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Odes and Sonnets Illustrated. SPECIALLY BOUND PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE BROTHERS DALZIEL TO MRS. FREDERICK WARNE.

      1859 - George Routledge & Co. London. 1859. First edition. The Pictures in this Book are by Birket Foster. The Ornamental Designs by John Sleigh. Engraved and Printed by The Brothers Dalziel. The poems are by Milton, Spenser, Earl of Surrey, Herrick, Charlotte Smith, Smollett, Shakespeare, etc., etc. This unique copy has been bound in full morocco with decorations in gilt and blind that are found on the ordinary, though still scarce, cloth first edition. All edges gilt. To the reverse of the front free endpaper is the following: "Mrs. Frederick Warne, with best regards of The Brothers Dalziel. December, 1958." Colour ornamental half-title and title page with colour initial letters and decorations throughout. Tinted, very delicately coloured illustrations by Birket Foster, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Very beautifully marbled endpapers. Inner hinge partially visible but sound, front hinge previously repaired along lower half. First gathering is slightly proud from the rest of the text. Occasional foxing. A lovely copy of a unique volume from the family of Frederick Warne, the famous publisher. At only 14 Frederick Warne, who was born in 1925, joined his brother William Henry Warne and his brother-in-law George Routledge, in the retail bookselling business which Routledge had founded in 1836 in Ryder's Court, Leicester Square. Routledge started a publishing business in 1843, and in 1851 Warne became a partner in the firm, which was then styled Routledge & Co. From 1851 to 1865 Warne was largely identified with the success of the firm. In 1865, on the advice of the publisher George Smith, of Smith, Elder & Co., Warne began an independent publishing career. He married on 6 July 1852, Louisa Jane, daughter of William Fruing of Jersey and his three surviving sons were the publishers of the Beatrix Potter books. Norman Warne was engaged to Potter but died before they were married. We acquired this from a descendant of the original family who lived at The Mill, the Warne family home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill,; Author of "Vathek". In two volumes.

      Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, London 1859 - Two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 1859. First edition. 8vo. iv,352pp. (+ publisher's advertisement slip); iv,402pp.(+[4]pp. publisher's ads.). Engraved portrait frontispiece. §Millington p.23. Foxing around edge of portrait. Touch of browning to edge of title and to first page of prelims. In other respects a near fine, bright, and very clean copy, lately handsomely professionally rebound in quarter calf with olive labels, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled boards, olive endpapers. An attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      5. vermehrte u. verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Doppelblatt große Titelseite, 1 Bl., 97 (statt 114) doppelblattgroße, ganzcolorierte u. lithographierte Karten, original Halbledereinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, folio, (Kanten etwas berieben / durchgehend etwas fleckig / eine Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß/es fehlen die Karten Nr. 5, 15, 17, 20, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 95, 103, 104, 106)

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        THE RECOLLECTIONS OF GEOFFRY HAMLYN.

      - In three volumes. Pp. [ii]+vi+276(last blank)+24(publisher's catalogue, dated April 15, 1859)+viii+324+viii+376(last blank)+24(publisher's catalogue, April 1859); dark blue textured cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards with blind rule borders, the edges lightly rubbed and occasionally slightly bruised, spines lightly faded; uncut; bookseller's sticker on upper pastedown and binder's ticket of Burn & Kirby on lower pastedown each volume, hinges cracking Volumes I & III, several leaves faintly creased, a couple of tiny edge chips or splits, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling; Macmillan and Co., Cambridge, 1859. First edition. Miller & Macartney p. 268; Sadleir, 1360; Wolff, 3825. * The author's first and most famous work, 'notable among early works of fiction having their origin in Australian experience' [Miller & Macartney, p. 269]. Henry Kingsley, younger brother of the author of \i The Water Babies , arrived in Australia in 1853 and spent time in the bush and on the Victorian goldfields. He is said to have begun writing \i The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn at the suggestion of Thomas Browne (Rolf Boldrewood). This set is from the collection of the author and literary critic Clement Shorter (1857-1926), whose bookplate, designed by Walter Crane, is on the upper pastedown of each volume. Shorter edited an edition of Kingsley's novels (12 volumes) in the mid 1890s. The later ownership sticker of Australian book collector Rollo Hammet is on the upper pastedown of the first volume. Loosely inserted is an undated ALs from Kingsley to a Mr. Lovejoy: presumably George Lovejoy, whose Subscription Circulating Library in Reading, founded in 1832 and purchased by Miss Eliza Langley in 1884, was said to rival Mudie's library in London. The letter is undated, but probably from the early 1860s, because Kingsley, who edited Macmillan's Globe Edition of Defoe's\i Robinson Crusoe in 1868, asks to be sent a copy of 'Crusoes Island' [sic], being 'very much in want of it'. According to Sadleir [p. 194] Macmillan used the same cloth for the binding of Charles Kingsley's \i Westward Ho and it was known as 'Kingsley style.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Bertrams. A Novel.

      Chapman & Hall, London. 1859 - First edition. Octavo. Three volumes. pp iv, 335 + iv, 344 + iv, 331. Bound by Bayntun in blue three-quarter morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, blue cloth sides. Top edges gilt. The original cloth of the upper cover has been preserved at the rear of each volume. The top band of Vol. I is slightly scuffed. Cloth just a little faded at edges. A very good indeed set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Thomas William Morley (1859-1925) - Signed Watercolour, Village.

      Early 20th Century - Thomas William Morley (1859-1925) - Signed Original Early 20th Century Watercolour. A superb watercolour painting with body colour, painted on artist's board. Signed by the talented British watercolourist, Thomas William Morley. Signed. There is some mild discolouration towards the edges of the page, otherwise in fine condition. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sulis Fine Art]
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        On Liberty 

      First Edition. 8vo. 207, [1], 8, pp. Complete with the publisher's advertisements. Minor paper flaw at the head of title-page. Original publishers ribbed cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, publishers terracotta endpapers (spine lightly faded and bumped at head and tail, boards slightly rubbed). An excellent copy, in much better condition than is usually encountered. London, John W. Parker and Son. 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Logic of Banking : A Familiar Exposition of the Principles of Reasoning, and Their Application to the Art and Science of Banking

      London, United Kingdom: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts(1859). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A rather scarce work by this noted author on banking, successively manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland at Kilkenny and Waterford. Gilbart offered a premium for the best essay submitted on the adaptation of recent inventions, collected at the Great Exhibition, 1851, to the purpose of practical banking. His own writings on banking "are valuable as the work of a man who has a thorough mastery of the subject (and) contain, remarks McCulloch, much useful informat-ion, presented in a clear compendious form." - D.N.B. CONDITION Original blind embossed Brown cloth with bright Gilt spine title (very fresh and clean with sl buffed through cloth to 3 cnrs, spine head has chipped cloth, spine foot sl frayed. Considering age the wear is so minimal could be classed as FINE) nice engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard, pp xi 605 with erata to rear plus 24 page catalogue. Interior is incredibly bright and clean, in nice tight condition and not inscribed.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Cloth. Jacket: N/A

      [Bookseller: Ariel Books]
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        Curry and Rice on Forty Plates Or The Ingredients of Social Life at Our Station in India

      First edition. With a title page vignette and thirty-nine other splendid full-page coloured lithographic plates. 4to. No pagination, but having 2pp descriptions with each plate and 9 preliminary pages. Near contemporary half brown morocco with marbled boards, the spine with raised bands and gilt decorated panels, contrasting label, marbled end papers, a.e.g., a most attractive copy. London, Day & Son, n.d.,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Colony of Natal

      An account of the Characteristics and Capabilities of this British Dependency. Published under the Authority of the Government Immigration Board, for the Guidance and Information of Emigrants. First edition. Coloured folding map. 8vo. Original cloth, blindstamped. v, 229pp. London, Jarrold & Sons, [

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Language

      John Camden Hotten, London 1859 - Original brown pebble-patterned cloth, spine stamped gilt, front panel emblem and ruling in blind. Frontispiece map. 160pp + [2] ads. Full title: "A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, used at the present day in the streets of London; the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; the Houses of Parliament; the dens of St. Giles; and the palaces of St. James. Preceded by a history of cant and vulgar language from the time of Henry VIII . With glossaries of two secret languages, spoken by the wandering tribes of London, the costermongers and the patterers. By a London Antiquary." Book Condition: Fair: Brown cloth, gold gilt lettering to spine. Top quarter inch of binding torn almost loose from spine edge. Small pale spot to lower front cover. Binding cracked at half-title. 4 of 5 binding strings broken at pages 32/33, held together only at bottom binding string. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        A Tale of Two Cities...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      8vo. London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCLIX (1859). 8vo., [ix], [1]-254, 16 etched plates including frontis and title vignette. Full olive green fine-diaper cloth, entirely stamped in blind with a three line border which encloses a rectangular frame within which is is an ornament of leaves and stems in each corner and a chain-like design with each link enclosing a four-leafed flower. Housed in a green cloth slip-case. The head and tail of the backstrip are very slightly bumped with some sun toning; minor scattered foxing mostly near plates and some off-setting; a good clean copy in a beautifully preserved original cloth binding. First edition in the rare secondary green cloth binding. Two of the eight internal flaws identified by Smith as necessary for the first issue have been corrected: "l" and "f" are printed on p.116 and 213 is numbered correctly. Of the latter point Eckel observes "The absence of this error does not invalidate a first edition but it fixes the priority of printing" and Smith concludes "this binding is probably of a later state than the red morocco [cloth] one", i.e. second issue. "When Dickens began the publication of All the Year Round, the successor of Household Words, he realized the necessity of making a strong start. So he began writing A Tale of Two Cities, publishing the first of the serial in the opening number of his new periodical... As a novel of great popularity it probably ranks next to Pickwick and Copperfield" (Eckel 87). This was the last novel in which Dickens worked with "Phiz" after a partnership of 23 years, and was published on commission through the renewed partnership with Chapman & Hall. Podeschi A143. Thomson 89. Smith I, 13.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;

      Salisbury: printed by James Bennett,, [1859]. [together with] A second physiological attempt to unravel some of the perplexities of the Berkleyan hypothesis. 2 pamphlets, octavo (the first 22 pp, the second 7 pp). Original paper wrappers printed in black, sewn as issued. Lightly browned with some vertical creasing, a little dampstain to extremities and a few ink marks to wrappers, light impression to rear wrapper of first pamphlet from removed postage stamp, both overall in very good condition. First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765–1863) was a British physician who was leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary. His close family friend, Florence Nightingale, teased him for his devotion to his work on sensory impairment: "Nobody has any value now for Dr Fowler unless deprived of one sense at least. My star would be much more on the ascendant with him than it is if I were deaf or dumb or blind or all three" (letter to Julia Ward Howe, 1846). It is likely that Fowler met the antiquarian George Matcham (1789–1877) locally. One year after the publication of these pamphlets Fowler founded the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum; Matcham also lived in Wiltshire and had published a history of the county in 1834. His father was the explorer George Matcham (1753–1833), brother-in-law of Nelson, and in 1861 Matcham the younger published a collection entitled Notes on the Character of Lord Nelson.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rose Almanack. Souvenir for 1860.

      Rock Brothers & Payne, London 1859 - Highly unusual paper fold almanac, shaped when open like a snowflake -- and meant to suggest a rose, obviously. Closing to two shaped panels, loosely approximating triangles, with chromolithograph images of roses. Scarce -- we were unable to locate any other copies of this one, and also more broadly, we are unaware of other such origami-like almanacs. We often enough see such paper as souvenirs for cities, bearing titles such as "The Washington Rose", with views of the city's landmarks on the petals, but not this variant with petals representing the months of the year. Open, 24 cm across (at widest). Closes to 12 cm tall, 7.5 cm wide at widest. Printing on both sides, with two panels with the color chromo, twelve for the months, and two devoted to the seasons. For each month, there is a pretty lithographed vignette of children engaged in some activity might commonly be associated with the particular time of year. In Jaunary we see the children huddled by a fire as they warm their hands. For February a juvenile seraph is blowing a horn to announce Valentine's Day. In March the children are resisting strong winds, and April shows them under an umbrella. And so it goes, with scenes of croquet, hunting, orchard picking, harvesting and other things for the following months. Each month, under the vignette, has a table of days with snippets of information about some of the days, as the norm for almanacs -- a feature that is most basic to an almanac. The two panels covering the seasons have two vignettes each, meaning there is a vignette for each of the four seasons. Included with the folding and shaped almanac is the original envelope which has extremely elaborate rococo decoration resembling intricate lace-work, with raised tracery, and many tiny needle-sized holes such as characterizes fine linen. The envelope, besides the title on its front, has four lines of verse. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        On Liberty.

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo. Original purple cloth, covers with outer border of two thick-and-thin rules, spine lettered gilt and with blind Greek-key roll at head and tail, orange coated endpapers. 8 pp. publisher's adverts at rear. From the library of British colonial administrator and Liberal politician William Patrick Adam (1823–1881) of Blairadam House, Kinross-shire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Head of spine professionally restored, purple dye faded at spine and board edges as it is prone to do; an excellent and unusually nice copy, in far better condition than is typically encountered. First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected in New South Wales and Victoria, circa 1860.

      Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt 'SEA WEEDS', marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder's ticket of 'Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol'; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials 'C-JBW', apparently in a later hand but possibly denoting the early Port Phillip seaweed collector John Bracebridge Wilson; containing 78 pressed marine algae specimens on paper sheets laid in on rectos of [50] leaves watermarked 'T. & J. H. 1859', most accompanied by their scientific names and classifications in manuscript in ink, a number with collection locations indicated in pencil, including 'Shark Beach, Sydney'; 'Parsley Bay, Sydney'; 'NSW'; 'Sydney NSW'; 'Manly Beach, Port Jackson'; 'Rose Bay'; and 'Coolart' [Westernport, Victoria]; the specimens are generally very well preserved, the leaves with some inevitable foxing; an old auction label from Sydney auction house James R. Lawson is loosely inserted at the rear. A superb and rare album, which not only documents a popular collecting genre of the nineteenth century, but is also valuable in terms of its significance for Australian marine science. The specimens with specific field locations - around Sydney Harbour or Westernport, southeast of Melbourne - are interspersed throughout the whole album, which strongly suggests that all of the specimens were collected in either New South Wales or Victoria. The manner in which the locations are worded would seem to confirm that the compiler of the album was a local who resided in one of these Colonies, rather than a visitor from England. Although the album leaves have a watermark date of 1859, the specimens were probably collected and pressed earlier in the 1850s, before being laid into the album around 1860. The collector's handwriting is stylistically typical of the 1850s. It seems plausible that the album was compiled by John Bracebridge Wilson (1828-1895), who arrived in Melbourne from England in 1857. Wilson, who became headmaster of Geelong Grammar, was a keen amateur naturalist and noted collector of seaweed specimens. (For a biographical sketch, see the entry on John Bracebridge Wilson in the ADB online).

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        A Tale of Two Cities. In Two Volumes. Volume I.

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1859.(). 8vo. 222 pp., Very Good, Black Embossed Cloth with minor staining, rubbing and edge wear; minimal staining in text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers and FFEPs; minor staining on edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Illustrations from Original Designs by John McLenan.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Sammelband: Nervensystem und Allgemeines - Sammelband von 24 Sonderdrucken.

      1859-1909, 8, ca. 700 pp., zum Teil mit den orig. Broschuren gebunden in einem alten Halbleinenband. Sammelband mit 24 Erstdrucken von Arbeiten von Edurad Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger (1829-1910) aus den Jahren 1859-1909.1.: Kritische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven (1865). 2.: Experimentalbeitrag zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven. + Ueber die Bewegungen der Ovarien (1859). 3.: Ueber die tetanisirende Wirkung des constanten Stromes und das allgemeine Gesetz der Reizung (1858). 4.: Über die Veränderungen der Erregbarkeit durch einen constanten elektrischen Storm (1858). 5.: Ueber die Ursache des Oeffnungstetanus (Ein Beitrag zur Lehre vom Gesetze der Zuckung.) (1859). 6.: Disquisitiones de Sensu Electrico (1860). 7.: Zur Geschichte des electropolaren Erregungsgesetzes (1883). 8.: Bemerkungen zur Physiologie des centralen Nervensystems (1877). 9.: Ueber die electrischen Empfindungen (1865). 10.: J.L. Hoorweg und die electrische Nervenerregung (1893). 11.: Ueber den reizbaren und leitenden Bestandtheil, sowie über die angebliche Unermüdbarkeit der Nervenfasern (1908). 12.: Ueber den elementaren Bau des Nervensystems (1906). 13.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen (1866). 14.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen und die Entwicklung der Epithelien (1869). 15.: Die Speicheldrüsen (Handbuch der Gewebelehre von Sticker, 1872). 16.: Wesen und Aufgaben der Physiologie (1878). 17.: Ueber die Kunst der Verlängerungen des menschlichen Lebens (1890). 18.: Die Physiologie und ihre Zukunft (1877). 19.: Die teleologische Mechanik der lebendigen Natur (1877). 20.: Der lebendige Organbrei und die Topographie des physiologischen Chemismus, eine Vertheidigung gegen Dr. Justus Andeer in Würzburg (1880). 21.: Ueber das Wesen der Eiweissstoffe (1909). 22.: Nochmals gegen Ausführungsbestimmung des Fleischbeschaugesetzes vom 30. Mai 1902. Eine Antwort an Herrn Professor R. Ostertag in Berlin (1906). 23.: Ueber die Gesundheitsschädigungen, welche durch den Genuss von Pferdefleisch verursacht werden. (Nebst einem Beitrag über die Resoprtion der Fette) (1900). 24.: Die Ausführungsbestimmung zum Reichsfleischbeschaugesetz vom 30. Mai 1902, betreffend den Nachweis des Pferdefleisches müssen schleunigst geändert werden (1904).

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        Die Freiwilligen-Corps Österreichs im Jahre 1859.

      XXX,47(1)S.,18 Bll., Orig.-Broschur - Erste Ausgabe - UBF Kf 1/40 - Textteil zum Teil unaufgeschnitten, Umschlag und einige Textblätter an einer Ecke gestaucht, Umschlag gebräunt und mit Randläsuren, Kapitale lädiert - Text- und Tafelteil im übrigen weitgehend fleckenfrei

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Josef Müller, Inh. El]
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        Report on the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, and Between the Latter Place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan. (bound with) North-west Territory. Reports of Progress; Together with a Preliminary and General Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition...

      Toronto: John Lovell, 1859. sep 22 2017. Tall 4to, unpaginated (45 pp.) b/w and color folding maps. (with) Unpaginated (about 200 pp.) b/w maps and plates. The first report contains seven maps, some with coloring. The second volume contains four maps and three plates. These are part of the seventeenth volume of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly. Some of the maps in the first volume fold out to considerable length - nearly six feet. One of them (Pigeon River) has a tear at the top resulting in the loss of a couple of letters. All the rest are in good condition. Streeter 3725 and 3726. Sabin 18958 and 31937. Graff 1893. Handsomely bound in half calf over marbled boards with spine labels.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall 1859 - Original red cloth (first binding). Joints very slightly tender, light soiling. A very handsome copy in original, unrestored condition. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, FIRST PRINTING (with page 213 mis-numbered 113 and sig. b present on the list of illustrations, points that were corrected in later copies of this edition). A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens’s greatest and most-quoted novels. “The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens’s real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny . . . this is what emerges most clearly from one of his shortest and most powerful novels” (Ackroyd). Dickens was emotionally vested in this great novel. He wrote, “It has had complete possession of me; I have so far verified what is done and suffered in these pages as that I have certainly done and suffered it all myself.” The quality and strength of the prose is some of the finest he was ever to produce, for example, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” This is the best copy we have seen. The novel’s serialization in Dickens’s weekly All the Year Round reduced the demand for the book and parts issues, and thus collectible copies are scarce. Provenance: Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Sotheby’s, New York, 3 December 2004, lot 140. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1859 5. vermehrte u. verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Doppelblatt große Titelseite, 1 Bl., 97 (statt 114) doppelblattgroße, ganzcolorierte u. lithographierte Karten, original Halbledereinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, folio, (Kanten etwas berieben / durchgehend etwas fleckig / eine Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß/es fehlen die Karten Nr. 5, 15, 17, 20, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 95, 103, 104, 106)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Atlanten

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        La cuisinière poétique

      First edition.Contributions by Théophile Gautier, Théodore de Banville, Aurélien Scholl, Emile Deschamps...Copy without foxing, part of the leaves are detached.Rare and sought-after. Printed ex libris imprimé on half title. M. Lévy frères & Hetzel Paris s.d. (1859) 9x13,5cm broché

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        Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliotheque de feu M. J. Fr. Boissonade…Dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 3 mars 1859 et jours suivants

      lxiv, 655 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in later blue cloth & marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: B. Duprat, 1859. The vast library - 6920 lots - of the celebrated Hellenist Boissonade (1774-1857), editor of Philostratus and numerous other Greek authors, and contributor of almost innumerable articles to learned journals. He also edited Voltaire's correspondence with Frederick the Great. The preliminary matter contains a 25-page biography of Boissonade by the historian and archaeologist Philippe Le Bas, followed by a list of Boissonade's articles comprising some 500 entries. Fine copy. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 420-"Helléniste de premier ordre et bibliophile zélé"-(& see Brunet's long note on the sale and its most notable books).

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        An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts; [together with] A second physiological attempt to unravel some of the perplexities of the Berkleyan hypothesis.

      Salisbury: printed by James Bennett, [1859] - 2 pamphlets, octavo (the first 22 pp, the second 7 pp). Original paper wrappers printed in black, sewn as issued. Lightly browned with some vertical creasing, a little dampstain to extremities and a few ink marks to wrappers, light impression to rear wrapper of first pamphlet from removed postage stamp, both overall in very good condition. First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765–1863) was a British physician who was leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary. His close family friend, Florence Nightingale, teased him for his devotion to his work on sensory impairment: "Nobody has any value now for Dr Fowler unless deprived of one sense at least. My star would be much more on the ascendant with him than it is if I were deaf or dumb or blind or all three" (letter to Julia Ward Howe, 1846). It is likely that Fowler met the antiquarian George Matcham (1789–1877) locally. One year after the publication of these pamphlets Fowler founded the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum; Matcham also lived in Wiltshire and had published a history of the county in 1834. His father was the explorer George Matcham (1753–1833), brother-in-law of Nelson, and in 1861 Matcham the younger published a collection entitled Notes on the Character of Lord Nelson. Jessop, A Bibliography of George Berkeley, p. 78. See Lynn McDonald (ed.), Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, vol. 6 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2004), p. 513. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte der Stadt Triest. 2 Bände.

      Triest, Lloyd, 1857-, 1859. - circa 23,3 x 15,6 cm. 2 Bll., VI SS., 1 Bl., 247 SS.; VIII SS., 1 Bl., 205 SS. (und 6 weisse Bll.), mit 1 gestochenen Ansicht und 1 gest. Stadtplan Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel und Stehkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt "Grosse Monographie über die Stadt und ihre Geschichte bis ins 19. Jahrhundert. Erster Theil: Triest von der ältesten Zeit bis zum Jahre 1780. Zweiter Theil. Von der Regierung des Kaisers Joseph II bis zum Jahre 1820. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Jakob Löwenthal (1807-1882) lebte selbst lange in Triest, wo er für den Lloyd arbeitete und verschiedene Zeitschriften, darunter auch die "Triester Zeitung" herausgab. "Er verfaßte nationalökonomische, kulturhistorische und historische Schriften, Darstellungen der österreichischen Küstengebiete, die seine Vielseitigkeit zeigen und von denen vor allem seine ?Geschichte der Stadt Triest? bedeutend ist." (ÖBL V, 292f.). - Hier in besonders schönen Bänden, vermutlich vom Autor oder Verleger den Herzögen in Bayern geschenkt. Der erste Band ist in rotbraunem, der zweite in grünem Leder, beide reich geprägt und vergoldet, am Rücken unten jeweils das kleine Etikett der Bibliothek in Schloss Tegernsee. " "- Erster Band wenig gebräunt und vereinzelt leicht stockig, zweiter Band meist sauber, beide mit etwas Leimschatten an den hübschen Glanzpapiervorsätzen. Einbände wenig berieben, etwas geblichen, sehr dekorativ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ceylon

      London - Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1859 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A work on Ceylon, now known as Ceylon. Frontispiece and three maps (one folding) to volume I. Frontispiece and one folding map to volume II. Collated, complete. The first edition of this work. A thorough work,written by James Emerson, a British politician and traveller born in Ireland. Emerson was colonial secretary of Ceylon and wrote several works on the island. Condition: In full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with small patches of rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spines. Minor bumping to the extremities. Prior owner's inscription to the title pages, dated 1860. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some gatherings are beginning to loosen in places. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Folding map to the front of volume Ihas been repaired with tape to the rear of frontispiece. Occasional scattered spots. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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        The Campaign in India, 1857-58. From Drawings made during the eventful period of the Great Mutiny. Illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood.

      London: Day & Son, 1859 - Folio. Original dark red half roan professionally restored (inner joints strengthened), red pebble-grain cloth sides (with decorative blind-stamped panels), front cover gilt lettered and with a large gilt pictorial stamp. Marginal closed-tears to plates and letterpress skilfully repaired, letterpress foxed but overall a very good copy. Tinted lithograph vignette title and 25 plates (on 19 sheets) by Simpson, Walker, Bryson, McCulloch, Needham, Jones, Laby or Picken after Atkinson. First and only edition of this superb, but notoriously fragile, pictorial record of the Mutiny. The illustrations, genuinely spirited and exhibiting an eye for the telling detail, are based on the very accomplished sketches made by Atkinson (1822-1859) while he was serving as a captain with the Bengal Engineers (Ambala Division). He is better known for Curry and Rice (1858), his satirical view of social life in India during the Raj - also illustrated with lithographs - which was enormously popular and went through many editions. Abbey, Travel 486 (listing the scarce coloured issue); Sorsky 136. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lessons on Trees in Water Colours, From Drawings made expressly for this work by M'Kewan.

      Published by W. Dufour, London 1859 - , [8], 18 coloured chromo-lithograph plates with tissue guards plus detailed instructions on how to paint them. First Edition , small tears to top and tail and side of spine, corners rubbed, foxing to title page and tissue guards, front and rear hinges cracked, rear board marked, plates clean, good condition , green cloth, blindstamped decoration partially inlaid with gilt to front, gilt titles to front board, coloured endpapers , 28.5 cm x 39 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter of Introduction Signed "N. Card. Wiseman" to John Bridge Aspinall Q.C. on behalf of Charles Russell

      London, 1859. 3 pp., single fold, pen and ink on Cardinal Wiseman's letterhead. 8 x 5.25 inches. Old folds, crease at upper corner, minor toning, else fine. Accompanied by signed receipt of the late, renowned autograph dealer, Paul C. Richards, dated September 21st, 1967. 3 pp., single fold, pen and ink on Cardinal Wiseman's letterhead. 8 x 5.25 inches. TWO OF ENGLAND'S MOST PROMINENT POST-REFORMATION ROMAN CATHOLICS. An important letter of introduction written by England's foremost Roman Catholic Cardinal on behalf of a young, Charles Russell, who had just been accepted to the Bar, but would go on to become the Third Lord Chief Justice of England. Reading: "Dear Mr. Aspinall, I am sure I can rely on your kindness, when I introduce you to a promising young aspirant in the profession wherein you have yourself been so immensely distinguished & successful. I allude to the Bearer Mr. Charles Russell, nephew of the Very Rev. D. Russell, President of Maynooth, one of my best friends. Mr. Russell, by passing a brilliant examination at Lincoln's Inn was dispensed with some terms of -- and has just been called to the Bar. The Northern Circuit and the Liverpool Sessions have been recommended to him as the field of his future exertions and I feel no scruple in warmly recommending him to you, who while you can feel no jealousy of a young candidate, can do much to promote his future success. I am ever your affectionate - N. Card. Wiseman" Born to Irish parents in the old Jewish quarter of Seville, Spain, Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman (1802-1865) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, who was the first cardinal resident in England since the Reformation and was appointed by Pope Pius IX as the first archbishop of Westminster. Fluent in many languages with a doctoral degree in theology, Wiseman was respected as a scholar and for his informed opinions on science, as well as his views on art and history. His historical novel, Fabiola, has been translated in almost every European language and has been adapted for film three times. Charles Arthur Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen (1832-1900), was the oldest son of Arthur Russell of Killowen, County Down, Ireland and Margaret Mullin. When his father died in 1845, Russell was raised by his mother and his uncle, Dr. Charles William Russell, a Roman Catholic Clergyman and the President of St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, Ireland, who was a close friend and correspondent of Nicholas Wiseman. Educated at St. Malachy's and Castleknock College, in Dublin, Russell was a highly successful solicitor in Ireland. In 1856, he pursued further study at Lincoln's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London, and was called to the Bar in 1859. His further success as a barrister on the Northern circuit, led to his appointment as a Queen's Counsel in 1872. Knowledgeable, eloquent, and persuasive, he was regarded by many as the "first advocate of his age" and would go on to become Attorney General for England, a Member of Parliament, and the first Roman Catholic Lord Chief Justice of England since the Reformation.

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        Sammelband: Nervensystem und Allgemeines - Sammelband von 24 Sonderdrucken.

      - 1859-1909, 8°, ca. 700 pp., zum Teil mit den orig. Broschuren gebunden in einem alten Halbleinenband. Sammelband mit 24 Erstdrucken von Arbeiten von Edurad Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger (1829-1910) aus den Jahren 1859-1909. - 1.: Kritische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven (1865). - 2.: Experimentalbeitrag zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven. + Ueber die Bewegungen der Ovarien (1859). - 3.: Ueber die tetanisirende Wirkung des constanten Stromes und das allgemeine Gesetz der Reizung (1858). - 4.: Über die Veränderungen der Erregbarkeit durch einen constanten elektrischen Storm (1858). - 5.: Ueber die Ursache des Oeffnungstetanus (Ein Beitrag zur Lehre vom Gesetze der Zuckung.) (1859). - 6.: Disquisitiones de Sensu Electrico (1860). - 7.: Zur Geschichte des electropolaren Erregungsgesetzes (1883). - 8.: Bemerkungen zur Physiologie des centralen Nervensystems (1877). - 9.: Ueber die electrischen Empfindungen (1865). - 10.: J.L. Hoorweg und die electrische Nervenerregung (1893). - 11.: Ueber den reizbaren und leitenden Bestandtheil, sowie über die angebliche Unermüdbarkeit der Nervenfasern (1908). - 12.: Ueber den elementaren Bau des Nervensystems (1906). - 13.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen (1866). - 14.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen und die Entwicklung der Epithelien (1869). - 15.: Die Speicheldrüsen (Handbuch der Gewebelehre von Sticker, 1872). - 16.: Wesen und Aufgaben der Physiologie (1878). - 17.: Ueber die Kunst der Verlängerungen des menschlichen Lebens (1890). - 18.: Die Physiologie und ihre Zukunft (1877). - 19.: Die teleologische Mechanik der lebendigen Natur (1877). - 20.: Der lebendige Organbrei und die Topographie des physiologischen Chemismus, eine Vertheidigung gegen Dr. Justus Andeer in Würzburg (1880). - 21.: Ueber das Wesen der Eiweissstoffe (1909). - 22.: Nochmals gegen Ausführungsbestimmung des Fleischbeschaugesetzes vom 30. Mai 1902. Eine Antwort an Herrn Professor R. Ostertag in Berlin (1906). - 23.: Ueber die Gesundheitsschädigungen, welche durch den Genuss von Pferdefleisch verursacht werden. (Nebst einem Beitrag über die Resoprtion der Fette) (1900). - 24.: Die Ausführungsbestimmung zum Reichsfleischbeschaugesetz vom 30. Mai 1902, betreffend den Nachweis des Pferdefleisches müssen schleunigst geändert werden (1904). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Combat of the Thirty. From a Breton lay in the fourteenth century.

      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]

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        Opera ad parisiensem fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta auctiora atque emendatiora in tomos X distibuta. Editio altera pratensis.

      Prati, Ex. Giachetti - Pomba, 1859. 9 volumi In-8, mezza pelle con titolo in oro. Insignificante menda ad un piatto, usuale brunitura al tomo 8.

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        Bilder-Geschichtchen für kleine Kinder mit 47 fein colorirten von verstorbenen Maler Johannes Voltz in Nördlingen componirten Bilder nebst kindlichen Reimen von Karl Thienemann. Zweite Auflage.

      Esslingen, Druck und Verlag von J.F. Schreiber (vormals Schreiber und Schill). (Ca. 1859). - Quer-8°. Titel, 1 Bl. Text und 12 Blatt kolorierte Federlithographien mit 47 Darstellungen. Originalhalbleinwand mit koloriter Deckellithographie. Thieme Becker 34, 538 (für Voltz). - Zweite Auflage, erstmals mit den Namen des Verfassers und des Illustrators. Erschien erstmals 1847 anonym bei Schreiber und Schill. Johann Michael Voltz (1874-1858) veröffentlichte mehrere Bilderbücher. Das vorliegende ist im Zusammenhang mit der erstmaligen Verwendung des Begriffes "Bildergeschichten" auf dem Sprung zum bewegten Bild. "Das bislang älteste Bilderbuch das die Bezeichnung "Bildergeschichte" im Titel führt (.) versammelt eine Reihe von Tier- und Kinderszenen, welche mit jeweils zweizeiligen Verstexten unterlegt und auf jeder Seite mit einer den übergeordneten Kontext herstellenden Überschrift versehen sind. Gleichwohl nimmt dieses Werk noch eine Übergangsstellung ein zwischen dem Bilderbuch im eigentlichen Sinn, wie dem Hoffmann'schen Struwwelpeter" Bernd Dolle-Weinkauf in 'Auf dem Sprung zum bewegten Bild. Köln, 2014. S. 92. - Das einzig bekannte Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Sammlung wurde von der TU Braunschweig digitalisiert. Das älteste sonst bekannte Exemplar mit der Auflagenbezeichnung "Fünfte Auflage" und dem (falschen) Erscheinungsjahr 1855 findet sich in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin. - Einband leicht fleckig und an der unteren Ecke des Vorderdeckels bestossen. Stellenweise fleckig. Neu geheftet.

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        Les voix de l'avenir dans le présent et dans le passé ou Les oracles et les somnambules comparés

      Chez Dentu 1859 - Esotérisme. Magnétisme. Portrait en frontispice. Les voix de l'avenir dans le présent et dans le passé ou Les oracles et les somnambules comparés précédé d'une lettre de M. Edouard Fournier et suivi d'un appendice par le Docteur Amédée Moure. In Dorbon aîné. Bibliotheca esoterica: catalogue annoté et illustré de 6707 ouvrages anciens et modernes, qui traitent des sciences occultes, comme aussi des sociétés secrètes. Librairie Dorbon-Aîné, 1940, Notice 3129. RARE ! L'auteur, plus connu sous le nom de la "Sibylle moderne" jouit à l'époque d'une vogue extraordinaire et fut consultée par les sommités du monde entier. In Albert Louis Caillet. Manuel bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes. Volume 3, M-Z, 2012, Notice 7663. De l'érudition quant à l'histoire du somnambulisme, les oracles et les prophéties d'autrefois ; des certificats en faveur de l'auteur, une des plus jolies femmes de Paris, connue sous le nom de la "Sibylle moderne". Plaquette rare ! 15x22. 104p. in-8° Etat moyen. Couverture défraîchie avec petits manques. Manques au dos qui a été réparé à une époque. Quelques rousseurs sans conséquence. Petites taches marginales sur quelques pages : voir photo ou me demander svp ! Vendu en l'état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geognostische Übersichts-Karte von Deutschland, Frankreich, England und den angrenzenden Laendern. Nach den grösseren Arbeiten von L. v. Buch, E. de Beaumont und Dufrenoy, G.B. Greenough, zusammengestellt von H. v. Dechen, große altkolorierte Landkarte Europas in 48 Segmenten. Berliner Lithographisches Institut, 2te Ausgabe, 1869

      Berlin: Simon Schropp et Companie Lithographie und Farbendruck des Berliner Lithographischen Instituts 1859 - große Original-Lithographie des Berliner Lithographischen Instituts (im Stein signiert), sehr großformatige Landkarte in 48 auf braunes Leinen montierten Teilen, Imperialfolio-Doppelblatt, bildliche Darstellung ca. 64 x 68 cm, Kartengröße (ausgefaltet) ca. 74 x 97 cm, überaus prächtig in 29 Farben im Berliner Lithographischen Institut gedruckt, sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, vollständig einschließlich des mit dunkelgrünem Leinen bezogenen Original-Pappschubers 10,5 x 17,5 cm mit verblichenem Deckel-Schildchen, sehr selten und in dieser Ausgabe für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar 2100 gr.

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        A Tale of Two Cities.

      Chapman & Hall. 1859 - FIRST EDITION, 1st issue. Front., engr. title & plates by H.K. Browne, 32pp cata. (Nov. 1859); cata. with expertly executed minor repairs to corners. Handsomely bound in full scarlet crushed morocco by Bayntun-Rivière of Bath, gilt spine, single-ruled borders & dentelles. a.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy. With the uncorrected pagination showing ?113? on p213. An exceptionally bright and clean copy, without any staining or spotting to text or plates. One plate, ?Congratulations?, has a tiny, almost imperceptible, tear in the outer margin, which has been professionally repaired with archival tape. With occasional unobtrusive pencil underlining in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Author's American Edition

      T. B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia - Tall Octavo. Complete in One Volume. Dated on Copyright Page 1859. Author's American Edition [1867]. Bound in green cloth with author's profile, stamped in gold front board, blind stamped rear board. A very good+ copy with mild spine tip and corner wear, owner inscription ffep. 14 pages of ads at rear. 160 pp. +14 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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