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        Vocabulum; or The Rogue's Lexicon

      New York: George W. Matsell, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Original red cloth, light wear and surface marks, paper spine label a bit chipped. Slight browning to pages, a few clumsily opened, put otherwise unmarked. Three plates and a frontis portrait; 130pp and 3 pages of ads - the final ad page and the rear endpaper both with long tears without loss. Matsell was New York City police chief and the initial aim of The Rogue's Lexicon was for his detectives, but he was not unaware of the works value to linguists. This was for quite some time the first such dictionary published in the U.S. and records hundreds of words for the first time. It was used by Scorsese to inform the patter of the characters in Gangs of New York Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 045932.

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        Fastes Militaires Des Indes-orientales Neerlandaises.

      Noman. Borrani., Zalt-Bommel. Paris. 1859 - xxi, 720pp, 40p-officers list, 20p-index, vi-contents and errata, folding maps to rear, engravings, coloured litographs. Text in FRENCH. The colonialization of Indonesia. Hard wearing University of London binding-few finger marks, bookplate to fep with neat 'withdrawn' stamp, few water stains, not too detrimental (ask for photos), map has misfold crease, otherwise a nice copy. 2.4kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fuei shinsetsu [trans.: Manual of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and the Nursing Care of the Newborn].

      Many woodcut illus. in the text. In Chinese with Japanese reading marks. 47; 27 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (Vol. II with some minor marginal worming), new stitching. Kyoto: 1859. First edition to be published in Japan of a quite fascinating book. Hobson (1816-73), after studying medicine at University College, London, served with the London Missionary Society in China. Hobson arrived in Macao in 1839 and spent about twenty years in China in hospitals in Macao, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. He was a pioneer in proposing the establishment of a medical school in Hong Kong for Chinese students and wrote many books, including an English/Chinese medical dictionary. A serious student of the Chinese language, Hobson also wrote in Chinese a series of four original medical books with two Chinese collaborators: Outline of Anatomy and Physiology (Quanti xin lun, 1850), First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West (Xiyi lüelun, 1857), Practice of Medicine and Materia Medica (Neike xinshuo, 1858), and the present work (1858). These books were not translations of individual European medical works but entirely new and unique distillations of what Hobson considered to be the best in Western medicine. They were widely used within the Chinese missionary medical schools for the rest of the century. Their immediate success caused the present work to be quickly published in Japan as well. A copy had been presented by one of Hobson's Chinese assistants to the Japanese publisher Fukuchi who added the Japanese reading marks and issued it in Tokyo for the Japanese market in 1859. Vol. I deals with conception, pregnancy, and birth. The second volume is concerned with pediatric medicine. The fine woodcuts depict many views of the pelvic girdle, the fetus in utero, and birth positions. Fine set. .

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        A CRUISE IN JAPANESE WATERS.

      Edinburgh 1859, Blackwood. Second Edition. Green blindstamp-. ed cloth, very good, 210p., + adverts, bit of minor foxing,. else solid copy.. AN 1859 EARLY PRIMARY SOURCE FOR A BRITISH VISIT TO JAPAN This early primary source covers the voyage from China to Japan. * Beginning with life in China as a foreigner, the problems of navigation with imperfect information, some American pretensions, Miaco Sima, Gotto Island, Firando, Kiu-Siu, the Japanese scenery, approach to Nangasaki [sic for Nagasaki] batteries, the Japanese government boats, Papenberg, espionage, Decima [sic for Dejima], artillery at Nagasaki, visit to the port. * Comments on Japanese: women, children, clothing, Dutch & Russian bazaar, Japanese shop keepers, manufactures, clocks, intelligence & energy of the people, their enterprise, nude women's open air baths, Simabarra [sic for Shimabara], Japanese pirates. * The Portuguese in Japan, persecution of the Japanese Christians, whales, earthquake at Shimoda, beauty of Shimoda and Mr. Harris & Mr. Heuskin at the American Consul. Japanese treaty with America. * Visit to Yedo, native boats, career of Will Adams, gardens &c... * A wonderful early primary resource faithfully recording an early Japan, before large numbers of foreigners came. * In December 1859 the "Furious," a paddle-wheel frigate, was chosen to convey Lord Elgin to Shanghai and eventually to Yedo with Osborne in charge. A treaty was signed which opened up Japan to Western trade. * REFERENCES: H. Cordier: JAPONICA 541. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: A History, Accompagnied by Figures and Dissections, of the Algae of the British Isles. 4 Bde. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1859/60. Mit 219 (statt 221) Tafeln mit farbigen Pflanzenselbstdrucken von Henry Bradbury, 4 Stahlstich-Titeln m. kl. Naturselbstdruck u. zahlr. Textholzstichen. Lex.-8°. Grüne OLwd.-Bde. mit Gold- u. Blindpräg. (Rücken etw. gebräunt; berieben).

       1859 Nissen ZBI 1002; Pritzel 4460.- Einzige Ausgabe dieses wunderschönen Beispiels für die Qualitäten des Naturselbstdruckes; Bradbury hatte dieses 1851 von Auer erfundene Kupfertiefdruckverfahren bei Auer selbst in Wien gelernt.- Das gesamte Werk lose im Einband; Ränder leicht angestaubt, tlw. leicht stockfleckig. 2 Tafeln stark verschmutzt. Es fehlen die Tafeln 74 u. 75 sowie die Textseiten 23-28 in Bd. II. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Principles of Social Science. In three volumes.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858-1859 - 3 volumes, octavo (215 × 142 mm). Recent dark red half morocco, marbled sides, titles gilt to spines on black ground, edges sprinkled red, blue endpapers. Drexel Institute (Philadelphia) blind-stamp to title- and final pages. A few small spots to prelims, contents slightly toned, small ink-splash to vol. II bottom edge. An excellent copy. First edition. "Carey's economic views were sharply at variance with those of Ricardo and Malthus, and reflect the optimistic characteristic of American conditions favourable to economic expansion. The two leading themes of his writings were protectionism and harmony of interests The scope of Carey's optimistic belief in a harmonious order gradually widened In the Principles of ESocial Science Carey expands his vision of a harmonious order to apply to the universe Carey has been characterized as 'easily the most perverse and the most original American political economist before Veblen' (Conkin)" (The New Palgrave I p. 370). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TWO JOURNEYS TO JAPAN 1856-7.

      London 1859, Newby. Green blind stamped cloth, gold decorat-. ions, 2 vols., 340+300p.,2 hand-colored frontispieces,in all. 8 hand colored illustrations by author, very clean & sharp. copy, original publisher's cloth. VERY RARE ! FIRST EDITION. AN 1856 EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN Rare primary account of a British sloop of war. On their second voyage they were allowed ashore in Japan. A most detailed primary account of Shimoda, what they saw, who they met, and their impressions of the people and land. He and a few other passengers stayed about two weeks in Shimoda. Afterwards the crew and passengers visited Hokkaido, Nagasaki and Okinawa. At each place the crew and passengers left the ship to explore the cities, their people, culture and customs. Excellent essays cover the multitude of unusual things observed and recorded in this work. Both the Japanese and the "foreigners" were equally curious and impressed with each other. Reactions were similar and a lot of fun was had by all ! * Such copious and detailed accounts of this early period are very sparse and few found. An excellent primary resource. ALWAYS RARE ! *** THE EIGHT HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES: See images of these posted to our website. . The author drew and hand-colored the eight plates in this fascinating work. All plates are present and accounted for per the list of binding directions below. . All illustrations are lithographs, some are hand-colored, all drawn by the author who was a decent artist. . Vol. 1: Volume 1 has a "Directions to the binder for placing the illustrations, and a list with page numbers. There are two errors in that list. First Governor of Hakodadi [sic Hakodate] is not at page 166 per the list, but at page 165. Second, the Japanese Funereal Procession is not in volume 1, but in volume two at page 252. . a. A SCENE OFF SIMODA [sic Shimoda]. This dramatic view shows a group of three large sea-going Japanese junks in the ocean. . b. A STREET IN SIMODA [sic Shimoda]. This shows the main street with building lining both sides, with a group of horses carrying cargo, while a group of people look on, a dog and a small child who is in the wooden bathtub. . c. THE GOVERNOR OF HAKODADI [sic Hakodate] & SUITE WHILE WITNESSING THE WRESTLING MATCH. This shows a nice posed portrait of the governor in his Hakama & Haori [formal dress consisting of a Jacket and pants], with two retainers and a guard behind them. A stunning work ! . d. THEATRICALS AT NAGASAKI. This shows a lively scene of three Japanese wearing performing costumes. The first in red with a drum looks like an ogre, second in white is a dog or wolf, the third is a kind of Foo-dog in green face & cape, beating a large drum. ... Vol. 2: a. Frontispiece: MY NAGASAKI FRIENDS. This most likely shows the Shogun of Choshu or Satsuma and his consort in elaborate official court Kimono . b. A BUDDHIST TEMPLE AT NAGASAKI. This shows the large temple and associated buildings. . c. JAPANESE FUNERAL PROCESSION NAGASAKI. This shows a procession of musicians leading the way, followed by a palanquin carried by four carriers, followed by a large group of mourners *** WHO WAS THE AUTHOR: Kinahan Cornwallis [born 1839; died 1917] was a British civil servant, poet, writer, world traveler, and Lawyer. . Kinahan Cornwallis was born in London, and attended school in Liverpool. He studied for the ministry and medicine before entering the British Colonial Civil Service. While in the civil service, Cornwallis spent two years in Melbourne, Australia. He also traveled over the years to the Philippines, Singapore, Ceylon, Egypt, Japan, Africa, South America, Canada, and the United States. . In 1860, Cornwallis joined the staff of the New York Herald. He worked for the Herald for about nine years. After leaving the Herald, Cornwallis became editor and owner of the Knickerbocker Magazine and the Albion. In 1886, he assumed control of the Wall Street Daily Investigator. During this time, Cornwallis was also engaged in the practice of law. . He was the author of several other famous travel books. In 1858, Cornwallis wrote "THE NEW EL DORADO" [or British Columbia] with the intent of persuading the British upper class to immigrate to British Columbia. . In 1860, Cornwallis released another book: "ROYALTY IN THE NEW WORLD" [or The Prince of Wales in the New World]. This work features full descriptions of the principal cities and towns, and chief natural features of British North America and the United States, together with accurate geographical and statistical information respecting the country generally, and a traveler's reflections upon the manners and customs of the people. *** . A BRILLIANT SET, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION . The set is brilliantly & beautifully preserved in its original green blind-stamped cloth, with exceptionally bright and vivid gold stamped spine titles with elaborate gold compartment decorations, and gold volume numbers. There is no dullness in this gild stamping ! . The front covers has an embossed "TCN," which are the publisher's initials, and floral pattern blind stamped on all covers as a border. Both volumes have recent end papers. . Volume 1: The title page and hand-colored frontispiece are very clean, no foxing, as are the other four lithographs. . Volume 2: The frontispiece front & back sides has a touch of mild foxing, and the title page has some old foxing spots which continue on the next three leaves but only in the right margin. The balance of the text is very clean, an occasional page or two have a few very minor and tiny foxing spots. . The set is tightly bound and firm in the bindings. There are not other issues. *** NEW WORKS BY KINAHAN CORNWALLIS CATALOGUE AFTER VOL. 2: There is a small catalog of [10] pages of book listings and reviews of the author's works along with some new publications by other writers. *** Errata list found in volume 1. *** REFERENCES For more on the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinahan_Cornwallis_(writer) * KYOTO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES: NIPPONALIA BOOKS ON JAPAN IN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES IN THE LIBRARY OF KYOTO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES: Vol.I, 2006, p.217 * N. FUKUDA: BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCE WORKS FOR JAPANESE STUDIES, p.74, she inverted the date to be 1895 v.s. correct: 1859. *** Color scans can be sent by email Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6,

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government. Senate.. Volume X. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 78.. 1859.. Massive volume, still tightly bound, detailing western exploration for a practicable railroad route between the Mississippi and the Pacific Coast. 400+77pp + plates, 94 black and white plates of reptiles, vertebrates, fish and birds; 28 hand-colored plates of birds, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). A number of black and white plates suffer from damp staining, foxing or toning, while the color plates are in very good condition, bright and clean with exquisite coloring. Spine cracked along one edge and lifting from fabric backing beneath; covers chipped and abraded; corners bumped. The volume, in multiple parts, details exploration for a railroad route in various locations: near the 38th/39th parallels; near the 35th parallel; near the 32nd parallel from the Rio Grande to the Pimas Villages; routes in California to connect with routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels; routes in Oregon and California. Condition issues noted; the very handsome hand-colored bird prints are in very good clean condition. Printed by Beverley Tucker. .

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        REVUE DES DEUX MONDES. Seconde Période.

      Bureau de la Revue des deux Mondes 1859-1867 In - 8, 45 volumi, mz. pelle coeva, titolo oro al dorso, di corca 1000 pp. ogni volume. Disponiamo, di questa celebre rivista quindicinale, la piu? antica in Europa tuttora pubblicata, i volumi dal n. XXIII (settembre - ottobre 1859) al volume LXVII (gennaio - febbraio 1867). Testi complessivamente ben conservati: solo tre volumi hanno la cerniera restaurata.

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        FUEI SHINSETSU: NEW THERORIES ON GYNECOLOGY. [Pinyin Title: FU-YING XIN-SHUO]

      [Kyoto 1859, Tenkodo]. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., 2 vol.. set, very clean, bright copy, 35+27 double-folded leaves, 41. fine woodcut engravings, 18 x 24. cm., title slips, obscure!. FIRST EDITION. BASED ON THE FAMOUS ENGLISH MISSIONARY-PHYSICAN'S WORK An excellent example of a Western text brought to China, then to Japan. This work addresses midwifery and pediatrics. There are stunning illustrations showing the states of fetal growth, sections of the pregnant uterus with views of the growing child. Various 'presentations' prior to birth of the fetus, and other anatomical views. . This work shows the female pelvis, with measurements from the sacrum to the uterus, and in the pelvic girdle for estimate of fetus size for birthing. . A very good look at the fallopian tubes, uterus, external female organs. Also excellent graphics of a fetus at 2 and 3 months in the uterus, presentation for birth with baby's head down, afterbirth, the progression of the baby down the birth canal, breech, and other presentations, difficult deliveries, twins, the top of the baby's head and the location of the bones. With a very good look at the circulation system. * This work was based on an unnamed English genealogical text imported to China by Hobson. It eventually it made its way to Japan. While in Canton, Hobson, worked in concert with a Chinese to translate this and several other works into Chinese. Hobson's Chinese name was written in this an all of his other works in Chinese characters. See below for his Chinese name. . The features of the baby are clearly [foreign] or English, rather than Asian, thus proving the original work was English or European. *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The fine detail of the illustrations were carefully copied from the original copper etchings, and converted into woodcut examples. The high-quality of these graphics are a tribute to the great skill of Japanese carvers. This excellent illustrated treatise gave Japanese physicians and medical students an early look at European gynecological reference sources. This can be considered an early resource for the Japanese to observe drawings taken from human cadavers. This shows in much fine detail, bones, muscles, ligaments & structures of the female pelvis area, as well as good view and cut-away views of the tissues. . The Japanese were isolated from the world until the 1850's when Perry opened Japan. Before that the Dutch provided the Japanese with rudimentary texts on anatomy and medicine, but these were all in Dutch, and the Japanese had to scramble for several years to learn enough Dutch to correctly read, translate and print Japanese language versions. . What sets this example apart, is that it was already translated into Chinese from English, which was a language the Japanese could read with care. This work is written in Kambun, an old form of Chinese which was understood by educated Japanese physicians. * An excellent illustrated resource, with superbly carved woodcut examples in much detail. *** WHO WAS BENJAMIN HOBSON: Benjamin Hobson [1816-1873] was a Protestant Christian missionary who served with the London Missionary Society during the late Qing [Ching] Dynasty China. He was a medical missionary who arrived in Macao in 1839 and served about twenty years in China in hospitals in Macao, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. After the death of his first wife, Hobson in 1847 married the daughter of Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China. He was also known as Hexin his Chinese name. . CHINESE TITLE & AUTHOR'S NAME: Hobson's Chinese name was Ying-guo I shi Ho Xin Shi Chu. or also known in China as Ho Xin. . This book's Chinese title: Ping-an tian xiang tang tsang-pan. . Works authored or edited, He published five medical books in Chinese with Kuan Mao-tsai in the 1850's. Some of these made their way to Japan, where they were copied and Kambun [Japanese reading of Chinese interposed on the characters]. *** CONDITION: The work is bound in its original yellow blind-stamped swastika pattern. The covers & text is exceptionally clean, bright and with out any old worming or other issues. There is a bit of a mild stain to the top one-quarter of the front covers of volume 2, which penetrates the first few pages at the top margin, no text is affected. Else the set is solidly stitched-bound. By and large an excellent bright copy. *** ALTERNATE PUBLISHER Alternate copies pubished by Yorozuya. *** REFERENCE: . WALRAVENS, Harmut.: CATALOGUE OF CHINESE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE WELLCOME INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, see p.18, #35 II, figure 33ic for details & illustrations. * See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Hobson * http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23553744 * Not in: MESTLER, Gordon E. A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. However, Mestler lists other works by Hobson on pp.306, 127. * Not in: WHITNEY, Willis N. NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN. * Not in: KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS. *** Color scans can be sent by email. 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        Sixteen Years of an Artist\'s Life in Morocco, Spain, and the Canary Islands.

      London, Hurst and Blackett. 1859. In Two Volumes. Vol. I and II. 352 S. ; 344 S., 15 S. Werbeanhang des Verlags. Jeweils mit farbigem Frontispiz (Lithographien): Vol.I: Morocco ; Vol. II: Teneriffe. 8°, O-Leinen mit Goldprägedruck. Einbände berieben, bestoßen, fleckig. Vol. I: vorderer Deckelbug gebrochen. Vorbesitzernamenszug auf Vorsatz. Die ersten Seiten sind leicht fleckig - siehe Bild - ansonsten innen sauber. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten. Äußerst selten ! (British Library) U63 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Englische Literatur, Raritäten, Kostbarkeiten, Mittelmeerländer

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        Birds of the Boundary (ex: United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, under the order of Lieut. Col. W.H. Emory).

      - (Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1859). 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. 32, (2), with 25 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettering (foot of spine chipped). Wood 217: ". beautiful colored plates ." The 25 finely handcoloured plates are accompanied by a list of 226 various bird-species, and an alphabetical index. These illustrations were prepared by the lithographic firm of J.T. Bowen and Company, of Philadelphia, the same firm that produced the octavo edition of Audubon's Birds of America. After the Treaty of Guadalupe, Hidalgo (1848), which ended the war with Mexico, it was necessary to establish a boundary acceptable to both Mexico and the United States. The "Mexican Boundary Survey" was the result and it provided the Americans with the first detailed descriptions of their newly acquired territory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the City of Dublin.

      Dublin. JamesMcGlashan. 1854-1859. - 8vo, 22cm, first edition, in 3 volumes(complete), xvi,437 & vi,335,xix,viii & 382,xii,pp., errata leaf, foldingcity plan, appendices, volume bibliographies, index, in the originalblind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt-embossed city crests on front boards,gilt titles, coated yellow endpapers, some slight staining on the rearendpapers of volume two & three, early expert restoration, a very goodsound set. (ids) ~ Irish antiquarian, Sir John Thomas Gilbert(1854-1859) was librarian of the Royal Irish Academy for 34 years. TheGilbert Library in Dublin's Pearse Street is named for him. He decriesthe lack of a significant and accurate history of Dublin and these threevolumes are an attempt to rectify this. The "History" is impeccablyresearched and grew from the author's series of historic papers entitled"The Streets of Dublin". The frontis map is John Speed's plan of"Dubline" dated 1610. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wild Flowers Drawn And Colored From Nature

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1859. First Edition . Fine as a result of a 20th, mid-century, professional rebacking in leather with new end sheets. This artistic and highly skilled work preserved the original beautifully decorated gilt and embossed leather covered boards. All edges of the text block are gilt. A folio measuring 13 3/8" by 10 3/8" with a dated 1938 gift inscription and notation by the repairing binder at the upper edge of the title page. Containing vii pages of preliminaries, 44 pages of text and illustrated with a hand-colored frontispiece and 25 hand-colored plates of wild-flowers. One of these plates has been reinforced and backed to repair two closed tears. This title contains an introductory poem by Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Lydia Huntley Sigourney, a famous 19th century poet from Hartford, Conn. who at the time was called the "Sweet Singer of Hartford".) The remaining 21 poems are by the author, An extremely handsome, tight and clean copy contained within a very good+, paper covered slip case. This slip case is lined and is covered with the original free end sheets from this copy of the book.

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

      Washington: Cornelius Wendell, printer, 1859. 2 volumes bound in 3, large thick quarto. (10 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches). Vol. 1, part 1: Large folding map, single page map, 12 hand-finished colour lithographs, 42 engraved plates, folding profile, folding chart, numerous illustrations. Vol. 1, part 2: large hand-coloured folding geological map, 21 conchological plates, illustrations. Vol. 2, part 1: 61 botanical plates, 76 cactus plates. Vol. 2, part 2: 27 zoological plates, 25 hand-coloured ornithological plates, 41 reptilian plates, 41 ichthyological plates. Senate issue. (Scattered foxing and browning as usual). Contemporary sheep, tooled border, spines with semi-raised bands in five compartments, red and black morocco labels in the second and fourth compartments Emory's famed Mexican Boundary survey: a southwestern Americana cornerstone. Here complete with the rare folding hand-coloured geological chart, apparently not issued with all copies. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 145 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in Spencer Baird's report, "Birds of the Boundary"; as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery. The large and important folding geological map, present here, was apparently not issued with all copies. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexico border. Deák Picturing America 649, 650; Howes E146; Raines, p.76; Reese Stamped with a National Character 31; Wagner-Camp 291; Wheat Transmississippi 916.

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        Recherches sur la circulation du sang à l'état physiologique et dans les maladies

      1859 - 119 pp., quelques figures Paris, Rignoux, 1859, in-4, 119 pp, quelques figures dans le texte, cartonnage souple moderne, Rarissime thèse du grand physiologiste Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904) qui fut professeur d'histoire naturelle au Collège de France. C'est le premier texte important de cet auteur qui n'avait jusqu'alors publié que quelques mémoires dans des revues scientifiques. Marey perfectionna et généralisa l'emploi des appareils graphiques pour l'étude des phénomènes physiologiques. Ses recherches l'amenèrent à des découvertes qui lui permirent de faire avancer considérablement les essais d'animation des images. En médecine, plus particulièrement en cardiologie, son nom reste attaché à certaines lois qui régissent l'excitabilité du myocarde : loi de l'inexcitabilité périodique du cœur. Le texte présenté ici sera repris et augmenté dans son ouvrage "La circulation du sang" qui paraîtra en 1881 (cf. Morton, 783). Exemplaire rogné, enrichi d'un envoi de Marey à l'un de ses collègues au Collège de France, qui avait été découpé et qui a été ici restitué à la reliure. Normann Coll, 1437. DSB IX, 101. Hirsch IV, 795. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theater in São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos ('Grand Theâtre de Bahia').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Sisson, 1859, 27 x 32 (Probedruck vor der Schrift!) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone.

      [Philadelphia: The Philomathean Society] Small 4to (23 cm; 9"). 152 pp., [4] ff., 6 plates.. copyright 1859 [also bound in] Catalogue of members of the Philomathean Society ... Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Co, 1859. Small 4to. 24 pp.; and tipped-in lithographed copyright notice. Probably the most famous => American all-lithographed book of the 19th century, with => chromolithographic illustrations and embellishments that lavishly enhance the whole. In his already classic study of 19th-century American color plate books, Stamped with a National Character, William Reese writes of this work: "The first full translation of the Rosetta Stone, undertaken by three members of the University of Pennsylvania . . . [student body], provided the basis for a notable display of chromolithographic book illustration by the Philadelphia lithographer, Louis Rosenthal. The entire book was lithographed, presumably to better accommodate the hieroglyphs, but Rosenthal went far beyond necessity. He created hundreds of crude but exuberant chromolithographs intermingled with the text, showing scenes from Egyptian life or elaborate borders in quasi-Egyptian motifs. It is one of the few American books printed entirely by lithography" (p. 99). The genesis of the work was the arrival at the Philomatheans' building of a donated cast of the Rosetta Stone. Three Philomatheans — Henry Morton, Charles R. Hale, and Samuel Huntington Jones — worked out a plan to translate the stone and produce the book here offered. Hale undertook to transcribe and translated the Greek and Demotic texts, Jones produced the historical introduction, and Morton supplied the hieroglyphic inscriptions, drawings, and other illustrations. The first edition of the finished work appeared just before Christmas, 1858, in an edition of 400 copies and sold out immediately. In late January 1859, the Society wished to print a second edition of 600 copies; but because no lithographic establishment could afford not to reuse lithographic stones, all stones save those for the last 20 or so pages of their work had been ground down. Thus in the second edition, i.e., the edition offered here, the artistic embellishments are "largely a new work," in the words of Randolph G. Adams ("The Rosetta Stone," in Bibliographical Essays, A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames, p. 234). In some very few copies of this second edition, p. 6 bears the signatures of the three Philomatheans who produced the book. This is, unfortunately, not one of those few, hence the lower price. But this copy does have the oft-missing copyright notice at the rear. Provenance: Signature on endpaper of "Wm. Randolph Taylor," with later gift inscription beneath. Taylor was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, a professor of botany there, and later at the University of Michigan. Publisher's dark green cloth, covers stamped in blind with a gilt center device of a sphynx; spine also stamped in blind but with two gilt-stamped vertical lozenges and the title in gilt. About six small areas of loss of cloth on spine or board, some probably silverfish damage. Bookseller's description of a different copy pasted to rear pastedown. A good++ copy well worth having.

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        Exploration — British North America. [Part I]: Papers relative to the exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion of British North America which lies between the northern branch of the River Saskatchewan and the frontier of the United States; and between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains. [Part II]: Further papers relative to the exploration by the expedition under Captain Palliser .... [Part III]: The journals, detailed reports, and observations relative to the exploration, by Captain Palliser .... [Part IV]: Index and maps to Captain Palliser's reports.

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode Folio (34 cm; 13.5"). 4 parts in one vol. 64 pp., 8 maps; 75 pp., 3 maps; 325 pp.; 3 pp., 5 folding maps.. 1859–65 Sole editions of all parts of Palliser's British "Blue Book" of the British North American Exploring Expedition which explored and surveyed the prairies and wilderness of western Canada from 1857 to 1860. The expedition had a many-fold purpose: to explore possible routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway; discover new species of plants; amass scientific measurements (astronomical, meteorological, geological); describe the land, its fauna, flora, and inhabitants; make detailed maps; and topographically delimit the boundary between British North America and the United States. This last was accomplished from Lake Superior to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. As a result of the survey's findings, the government ended the Hudson's Bay Company's ownership of Rupert's Land. Palliser was Irish and a captain in the Waterford Militia at the time of his tramping the Canadian Rockies and prairies. The large folding map "General Map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860" is "a valuable record of the geography of the Prairies before any substantial European settlement" (Hayes, Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps, p. 209). Provenance: Signature of George Vaux, Jr., noted Philadelphia collector of minerals, commissioner for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners, and frequent visitor to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies; the Vaux family were early explorers of Rogers Pass and the Yoho region. Evidence of readership: Typed daily itinerary of the expedition tipped in at the front, based on part III. Parts I, II, III bound in early 20th-century half brown morocco with tan linen sides, original blue wrappers bound in; joints starting to crack but binding sound. Part IV laid in at rear, original wrappers, all maps separated, chipping to edges of wrappers. Texts clean, with limited foxing only. Maps with varying degrees of handcoloring; some have minor spotting, most are clean, and many, including the large one, are additionally present for quick and ordinary use in good facsimile. => A significant gathering of a work significant in multiple ways, bearing evocative provenance and with all maps and plans present.

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        Le Monde - Histoire de tous les peuples. Depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu`a nos jours [Pittoresque, Anecdotique, Politique et Militaire], 10 Bände (= alles), Illustree de trois cent quarante gravures sur acier, Collaborteurs: MM. Saint-Prosper, de Saurigny, Duponchel, le baron Korff, Belloc et l`abbe Martin, revue et continuee par N. E. de Lostalot-Bachoue,

      Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne, o.J. [1859], Edition conforme a l`exemplaire de la Bibliotheque Imperiale, gr.8°, insg. über 5.230 S. mit 340 ganzseitigen Stahlstich-Illustrationen, diese zeigen Stadt- und Landschaftsansichten, Monumente, Militätgerätschaften, Schiffe, Eingeborene, Kostüme, Uniformen und Trachten etc., Text zweispaltig, Sprache: Französisch, neuere Halbleder-Einbände mit 4 Rückenbünden, grünen Deckelbezügen, Lederdecken sowie Lederrückenschildern mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Bandnummerierung, innen nur zart altersfleckig, sonst aber schöne, saubere Exemplare und vor allem: vollständig mit allen Stahlstichen! (Ho ob) Tome 1: Histoire de la Terre Sainte ou Palestine --//-- Tome 2: Histoire de la France 1 --//-- Tome 3: Histoire de la France 2 --//-- Tome 4: Histoire de L`Angleterre --//-- Tome 5: Histoire de L`Allemagne et de L`Autriche et la Prusse et de la Suisse --//-- Tome 6: Histoire de la Russie, de la Pologne et de la Suede et du Danemark --//-- Tome 7: Histoire de L`Espagne et du Portugal et des Pays-Bas (Belgique et Hollande) --//-- Tome 8: Histoire de la Grece et de L`Italie --//-- Tome 9: Histoire de la Chine (incl. Thibet) et du Japon et de la Perse et des Arabes et de la Turquie et de L`Inde et Histoire ancienne de L`Egypte et Histoire d`Alger --//-- Tome 10: Histoire de L`Amerique (Etats-Unis, Antilles, Mexique, Bresil, Perou, Bolivia, Colombie, Equateur, Chili, Rio-de-la-Plata, Paraguay) et Histoire de L`Oceanie (incl. Malaise, Australie, Polynesie)Versand D: 5,00 EUR 19. Jahrhundert Jahrhunderts; illustrierte Bücher; Länder Region Regionen Gebiete ; Orts- und Landeskunde; Stahlstich Stahlstiche Stahlstichtafeln; Weltgeschichte

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        A CRUISE IN JAPANESE WATERS

      Edinburgh & London, 1859. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, spine with raised bands, leather label. Bit rubbed, covers bit faded. Pencil corrections in the text, possibly by the author. Very good. The author was a captain in the Royal Navy. He describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery at Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as the customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan.

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        Trois ans en Asie

      1859 - 526 pp. Paris, Hachette, 1859, in-8, 526 pp, reliure de l'époque à dos à nerfs de maroquin rouge sombre, chiffre doré au bas du dos, Édition originale de ces impressions et souvenirs d'un monde envers lequel Gobineau éprouva la plus vive séduction et qui fut sans doute à l'origine des théories qui avaient nourries son essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines puis les religions de l’Asie centrale. L'auteur décrit la traversée de Buscir à Téhéran en passant par Malte, Alexandrie, le Caire, Suez, Aden, Mascat, Sciraz et Ispahan. La seconde partie du livre est une analyse des documents anciens sur l'histoire, les religions et les mœurs de la Perse. Exemplaire en élégante reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins.

      Barlatier-Feissat Et Demonchy 1859 - In-4 ( 325 X 250 mm ) de 547 pages, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs janséniste. 21 planches hors-texte lithographiées par SUSINI et coloriées avec soins, la planche du " Cygne de Bewick " absente dans la plupart des exemplaires est ici bien présente. Très bel exemplaire, très pur. Condition rare. Régionalisme Provence Faune Ornithologie Oiseaux

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        Historical and Descriptive Memoir on the Town and Environs of Jerusalem To Accompany the Ordnance Survey

      John W. Parker, 1859, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First. Cloth embossed boards, gilt cover design, spine lettering. 1/2" of spine paper professionally restored. Binding tight, inner pages unmarked. Library bookplate of Newton Theological Seminary to inner pastedown, Bookplate from London publisher Sampson Low, Son & Co. Please contact for international shipping information. ; 164 pages; This document follows the first official ordnance survey of Jerusalem conducted by Sir Charles William Wilson and released in 1865. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Middle East; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 41851.

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        On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 41, 1896, pp. 237-276

      BOUND FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF A SEMINAL WORK ON GLOBAL WARMING, the first forecast of the climatic effects of man-made carbon dioxide production on the surface temperature of the earth. Arrhenius's paper is "the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect and to speculate about whether variations in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have contributed to long-term variations in climate" (Royal Society of Chemistry). Printed the same year as the original in German. Svante August Arrhenius (1859 -1927) was a Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. In this paper, Arrhenius built on Joseph Fourier's earlier work, completing laborious numerical computations that brought "together Högbom's calculations of carbon dioxide produced by human activities and Langley's measurements of the infrared absorption of the atmosphere and used them to forecast the effects of increased CO2 levels on atmospheric temperature. Arrhenius' intellectual breakthrough was to assume that even though CO2 is a much less important greenhouse gas than water vapor, any small warming effect it caused would be magnified by the increased water absorption into the atmosphere required to maintain a constant relative humidity" (Wenner Collection). Throughout this paper, Arrhenius refers to carbon dioxide as "carbonic acid" in accordance with the convention at the time he was writing" (RSC). Though he considered volcanoes, not coal burning, to be the chief source of CO2 for the atmosphere, Arrhenius' calculations led him to project that that a doubling of CO2 levels could lead to a 5 to 6 degree warming of the earth's atmosphere. Arrhenius published his work in 1896 in the paper entitled "Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche" in Bihang till K. Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar 22, Afd I No. 1, 1896. This first publication was printed in only 130 copies. Though considerably more expensive, we are lucky to also have for sale a fine original offprint of "Ueber den Einfluss". CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 536, [4]. 2 plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Arrhenius paper pp. 237-276. Ex-libris bearing a discreet stamp on the title page. Solidly and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Very slight age toning within; bright and clean. Near fine condition.

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        Adam Bede

      William Black and Sons, Edinburgh 1859 - Handsomely-bound copy of the author's first novel. BAKER & ROSS A4.1; SADLEIR 812. One of 2,101 copies printed. Three crown octavo volumes (20cm); re-bound in full tan calf by Brentano's; spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt floral devices, contrasting morocco spine labels, and gilt turn-ins; top edges gilt; sample of original cloth bound in at rear of each volume (Baker & Ross's variant 'A'); [viii], 325; [viii], 374; [viii], 333pp; publisher's 16pp ads conforming to first edition (paginated), but bound into Vol.1 instead of Vol.3 by binder. Light wear along lower board edges, with small circular stain to lower right corner of front board of Vol.3; clean throughout, and complete with all half-titles - very Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        2 lettres autographes signées

      - DEMACHY Robert (1859-1936), photographe. 2 L.A.S. adressées à Georges POTONNIÉE. Paris, 8 mai 1925 et 22 février 1926. 2 et 3 p. in-8, à en-tête Demachy & Cie. Intéressantes lettres sur certains procédés photographiques à l¿occasion d¿une exposition et d¿un livre que prépare Potonniée sur l¿histoire de la photographie. Demachy a trouvé des exemples réussis du procédé par ozotypie, « procédé basé sur l¿insolubilisation par contact de la gélatine "procédé Manly" (.) les premiers essais de report sur pierre lithographique que j¿ai faits il y a une vingtaine d¿années ainsi que ceux obtenus en 1914 en collaboration avec Santeul. Cela vous intéresserait-il de les avoir pour le centenaire ? ». Quelques mois plus tard, il adresse à Potonniée ses remerciements : « Je n'ai travaillé en somme que sur les années fournies par le fécond Poitevin d'où sont sorties la gomme bichromie, la collographie sur papier gélatiné et son corollaire le report ».

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        United States and Mexican Boundary Survey: Birds

      Unknown, 1859. Buckram. Used: Very Good. The bird section from the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (Washington, 1859) with notes by the naturalists of the survey. Twenty-five hand-colored plates with loosely inserted tissue guards. Plates stubbed in. Bound in green library buckram. The 25 finely hand colored plates are accompanied by a list of 226 various bird-species, and an alphabetical index. These illustrations were prepared by the lithographic firm of J.T. Bowen and Company, of Philadelphia, the same firm that produced the octavo edition of Audubon's Birds of America. After the Treaty of Guadalupe, Hidalgo (1848), which ended the war with Mexico, it was necessary to establish a boundary acceptable to both Mexico and the United States. The 'Mexican Boundary Survey' was the result and it provided Americans with the first detailed description of their newly acquired territory.

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        Servicios Navales que en Libertar al Chile y al Peru de la Dominacion Espanola

      James Ridgeway, London 1859 - Photographic portrait of Don Bernardo O'Higgins as frontis. Blue blind stamped cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. A sound copy.; 8vo ; xiv, 312 pages

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        Histoire militaire du Piémont. 2. ed. revue, augm. et ornée de plans

      Chez T. Degiorgis libraire 1859 - 5 voll. in-8 (207x135 mm.), pp. (4), 448, 466, 314, 415, 500. 5 tavv. litogr. ripieg. f.t. (battaglia di Marsaglia, battaglia di Torino e i suoi dintorni, la battaglia di Guastalla, la battaglia dell'Olmo, la battaglia dell'Assietta). Legat. in mezza pelle verde, dorso con tit. e filetti in oro. Ottimo esemplare. Opera assai nota (il migliore fondamento storiografico per lo studio delle milizie piemontesi e degli eventi militari dal secolo XI al 1748), venne premiata dalla Reale delle Scienze come «la migliore dissertazione che illustri un punto rilevante della storia del Piemonte». Questa seconda edizione (e.o. 1818) fu aumentata di annotazioni di una certa ampiezza, poste in fine e in lingua italiana, della vita dell'autore (di anonimo autore, sempre in lingua italiana) e delle 5 belle tavole topografiche, mancanti all'edizione originale. Bibliogr.: Manno-Promis, I, 3846. Sticca, Gli scrittori militari italiani, pp. 199-200. Muston, p. 65, n. V. Hugon & Gonnet, n. 273. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL FÜR PRAKTISCHE CHEMIE. Hrsg. v. Otto Linné Erdmann und Gustav Werther.

      Lpz., Barth.. Bd. 77 (1859) - Bd. 97 (1865);Bd. 99; Bd. 101 - 104; Bd. 107 (1869); Bd. 110 (1870) (= Neue Folge Bd. 2); N.F. Bd. 14; N.F. Bd. 16 - 39 (1889); 159. Bd. N.F. Bd. 51 (1859) - 68 (1903); N.F. Bd. 75 - 90 (1914); N.F. Bd. 92 - 94; N.F. Bd. 101 - 106 (1923) = Bd. 214 d. Gesamtreihe. In zusammen 106 Bdn. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Dazu Einzelhefte: N.F. Bd. 112 (1926): Hefte 1-12; N.F. Bd. 113: Hefte 1-12; N.F. Bd. 114: Hefte 9-12; N.F. Bd. 115 (1927): Hefte 1-12; N.F. Bd. 116: Hefte 1-12; N.F. Bd. 117: Hefte 1-12.

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        The Handbook of Dining; or, How to Dine, Theoretically, philosophically, and Historically Considered. Based chiefly on upon The Physiologie du Gout of Brillat- Savarin

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1859. Small octavo, 244, 24 pages. First UK edition, and the first edition of the English language translation of Leonard Francis Simpson. The first English language translation was that of Fayette Robinson, published in Philadelphia in 1854. Simpson's translation here is quite unfaithful to the original, admitting in the Introduction that "Many parts are, however, condensed, others omitted, as not suited to the present tone of society." Subsequent editions of Simpson's translation strayed even further, with emphasis placed on a rejection of gourmandise, even changing the title to, The Handbook of Dining; or, Corpulence and Leanness Scientifically Considered Comprising the art of dining on correct principles consistent with easy digestion, the avoidance of corpulency, and the cure of leanness. Quite a departure from Brillat-Savarin's original. But the translator did have high hopes for this book to affect a change upon Britain. The Translator's Preface takes the form of a discussion among Olympians, where the goddess Gasterea speaks up to Jupiter, informing him that, "There is a race... of bold sea-girt islanders who worship me well in their way; indeed, mighty fires of coal never cease to burn in my honour; but it a melancholy fact, that London does not know 'How to Dine!'" proposing a Reform movement starting with this book. A lovely copy, in gilt-titled clue cloth, with a pattern of pink polka-dots. With previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, and a binder's ticket to the rear pastedown. Near fine. [Bitting, page 437; Cagle 580; Craig 14].

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        Handbuch der Photographie auf Collodion. Positive und Negative auf Glas. Positive auf Papier. 3. umgearb. Auflage. Berlin, T. Grieben 1861. 8°. VIII, 168 S., 6 Bll., mit 14 Textillustrationen u. einem eingeklebt. Muster eines "albuminirten? Papieres, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Heidtmann 2508.- Erstmals 1859 erschienen; sehr selten mit dem Musterpapier.- Paul Eduard Liesegang (26.06.1838 Elberfeld - 06.09.1896 Düsseldorf) studierte in Jena Physik und stieg anschließend in das photographische Atelier seines Vaters ein, wo er Fotokameras und Albuminpapier herstellte.- Titel gestempelt, tls. etw. fleckig, meist leicht wasserrandig, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        TA., Schloßkirche, "Die neue Schlosskirche in Neu Strelitz".

      - getönte Lithographie v. Hagelberg n. Josephson ( Photograph ), dat. 1859, 27 x 30 Unter der Ansicht gedruckte Widmung an Großherzog Georg anläßlich seines 80. Geburtstags, zugleich Einweihungstag der Neuen Kirche ( 12. August 1859 )

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        HEADLONG CAREER AND WOEFUL ENDING OF PRECOCIOUS PIGGY

      - HOOD,THOMAS. THE HEADLONG CAREER AND WOEFUL ENDING OF PRECOCIOUS PIGGY. Boston: Thornton and Moffitt, 1859. 12mo (5 3/8 x 7 3/8"), pictorial wraps, 19 leaves (plus endpapers and covers), spine paper worn and strengthened, edge stain on covers, some soil and fraying, a Good solid copy. First American edition, the same year as the British. The story originated as a tale that Hood told to his children. After he died his son Tom wrote down the story and illustrated it (his original manuscript is at the Huntington Library). Each page of text faces a full page black and white illustration unevenly hand-colored, depicting the ultimately sad tale of this dandified pig. Printed on one side of the paper, each leaf has at least one illustration. The preface is by Frances Freeling Broderip, the author's daughter and a children's writer as well. The first American edition is rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cochinchine et Le Tonquin, La

      White Lotus, Paris 1859 - Cochinchine et Le Tonquin, La [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kiel. - Ansicht mit Kieler Förde. - "Kiel".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie, aquarelliert, 1859. Von Friedrich Wilhelm Alexander Nay. 19,4 x 28,7 cm (Darstellung) / 29,7 x 38,3 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig betitelt und mit den Angaben des Künstlers links "A. Nay del. & lith.", der Druckanstalt "Em. Baerentzen & C. lith. Inst.", sowie des Verlages "Em. Baerentzen & Co. Forlag, eneberettiget" unterhalb des Titels versehen. - Das Blatt zeigt die Stadt nebst Kieler Förde. Im Hintergrund liegen in der Bucht Segelschiffe vor Anker. Im Mittelgrund auf der linken Seite ist Kiel selbst zu sehen. Deutlich hervor sticht der Turm der St. Nikolaikirche. In der rechten Bildhälfte befinden sich Gebäude der Vororte. Im Vordergrund ist eine ländliche Szene zu sehen mit Kühen und einem bäuerlichen Paar, eine Frau melkt. Das Blatt wurde nach dem Druck mit sanften Aquarellfarben koloriert, mit kräftigen Rot und Blau wurden Akzente in der Kleidung der Staffage-Figuren und bei den Dächern gesetzt. - Blattränder minimal gebräunt. Linke Kante stauchspurig. Insgesamt im gutem Erhaltungszustand. Friedrich Wilhelm Alexander Nay (1822 Magdeburg - 1883 Stockholm). Deutscher Zeichner und Lithograf. Schuf zahlreiche Ortsansichten Norddeutschlands, Dänemarks und Schwedens. U.a. erschien in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Lithographischen Institut des dänischen Verleger Emilius Ditlev Bærentzen im Jahre 1859 das Album "Holsteen & Lauenborg (Holstein & Lauenburg)", bestehend aus 64 Lithografien mit Begleittexten in dänischer und deutscher Sprache.

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        A Tale Of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne. First edition, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered, signature "b" present on the List of Plates (ix), and all other first issue points called for by Smith. Beautifully bound in 19th century three-quarter dark green morocco and green boards, with five raised bands to the spine, decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, pale pink marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with light toning to the spine, some rubbing to the extremities, bright gilt, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, spine very lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy binding, spotting to the endpapers, frontispiece and vignette title page, some light and scattered spotting to the otherwise clean pages, bright plates lacking the usual toning. Overall, a handsome copy. Smith I 13. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy does indeed have these points in the earliest state. A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens' most popular novels and begins with the iconic opening line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." It tells the intertwined stories of several families in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution of 1788-1789; in his preface, Dickens explains his choice of the Revolution as a backdrop to his tale: "it has been one of my hopes to add something to the popular and picturesque means of understanding that terrible time." Prior to the publication of this first book edition, A Tale of Two Cities was published in Dickens' weekly journal All the Year Round from April-November 1859 and issued in eight monthly parts from June-December 1859. Notably, A Tale of Two Cities was the final collaboration between Dickens and his popular illustrator H. K. Browne (Phiz), whose collaboration spanned nearly a quarter of a century and produced ten major novels.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo (205 x 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Henry Sotheran in modern red morocco, titles to spine gilt, gilt cartouche of Dickens to front board, marbled endpapers, all edges and turn-ins gilt. Engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. A fine copy, handsomely bound. First edition in book form, first issue, with the following issue points: p. 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and the signature "b" in the contents list. The novel was originally serialised in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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        Contributions à la flore fossile italienne. (6 Teile in 1 Bd.; alles was erschienen).

      Zürich, Zürcher & Furrer, 1859 - 1862 4°, 47S.; 59 S. m. 2 Taf. (1 farb.); 20 S.; 30 S.; 11 S.; 31 S.; im Anhang 41 lithogr. Taf. m. unzähl. Abb., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel berieben, Nummer u. Stempel a. Vs., Stempel a. erstem Titelbl.; innen tadelloses, und nur vereinzelt etw. unfrisches bzw. gebrauchsspuriges Ex. (Teile 3 u. 4 = Extrait du Tome XVIII des nouveaux mémoires de la Société Hélvetique des sciences naturelles; Tl. 5 = Extrait du XXe volume des Mémoires de la Société [etc.]). Enthält: [Première Mèmoire:] Mémoire sur quelques gisements de feuilles fossiles de la Toscane; Second Mémoire: Val d`Arno. Troisième Mémoire: Massa Marittima; Quatrième Mémoire: Travertins Toscans. Cinquième Mémoire: Tufs volcaniques de Lipari; Sixième Mémoire: [Ohne Titel]. Poggendorff III. 496. Gaudin (1822-1866) war Privatlehrer von Gabriel de Rumine. dessen Familie seine Forschungen finanzierte. Er unternahm ausgedehnte geologisch-paläontologische Forschungsreisen in Italien. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Biologie - BotanikItalien

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        Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone.

      [also bound in] Catalogue of members of the Philomathean Society ... Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Co, 1859. Small 4to. 24 pp.; and tipped-in lithographed copyright notice. Probably the most famous => American all-lithographed book of the 19th century, with => chromolithographic illustrations and embellishments that lavishly enhance the whole.In his already classic study of 19th-century American color plate books, Stamped with a National Character, William Reese writes of this work: "The first full translation of the Rosetta Stone, undertaken by three members of the University of Pennsylvania . . . [student body], provided the basis for a notable display of chromolithographic book illustration by the Philadelphia lithographer, Louis Rosenthal. The entire book was lithographed, presumably to better accommodate the hieroglyphs, but Rosenthal went far beyond necessity. He created hundreds of crude but exuberant chromolithographs intermingled with the text, showing scenes from Egyptian life or elaborate borders in quasi-Egyptian motifs. It is one of the few American books printed entirely by lithography" (p. 99). The genesis of the work was the arrival at the Philomatheans' building of a donated cast of the Rosetta Stone. Three Philomatheans -- Henry Morton, Charles R. Hale, and Samuel Huntington Jones -- worked out a plan to translate the stone and produce the book here offered. Hale undertook to transcribe and translated the Greek and Demotic texts, Jones produced the historical introduction, and Morton supplied the hieroglyphic inscriptions, drawings, and other illustrations. The first edition of the finished work appeared just before Christmas, 1858, in an edition of 400 copies and sold out immediately.In late January 1859, the Society wished to print a second edition of 600 copies; but because no lithographic establishment could afford not to reuse lithographic stones, all stones save those for the last 20 or so pages of their work had been ground down. Thus in the second edition, i.e., the edition offered here, the artistic embellishments are "largely a new work," in the words of Randolph G. Adams ("The Rosetta Stone," in Bibliographical Essays, A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames, p. 234). In some very few copies of this second edition, p. 6 bears the signatures of the three Philomatheans who produced the book. This is, unfortunately, not one of those few, hence the lower price. But this copy does have the oft-missing copyright notice at the rear. Provenance: Signature on endpaper of "Wm. Randolph Taylor," with later gift inscription beneath. Taylor was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, a professor of botany there, and later at the University of Michigan.

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        La légende des siècles. Première série

      Michel Lévy frères 1859 - - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1859, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles caissons agrémentés en centres de motifs floraux dorés, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage aubergine, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées. Auréoles claires affectant certains feuillets du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binders half black shagreen, back with four nerves set with ornate golden double dotted boxes decorated with golden floral centers, cold frame nets on cartoning eggplant boards, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges. Clear halos affecting certain pages of the first volume, a few minor foxing. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte und Leistungen der chemischen Technologie.,

      Lpz., Wigand. - 5. Jg. (1859) - 68. Jg. (1922). In zusammen 93 Bdn. 8°. Mit zahlr. Holzschnitten. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldprägung. Titelbll. gestemp. Dabei: Generalregister f. Bd. 1- 50 in 5 Bdn.- Generalregister f. d. Berichte 1877 - 1886, 2. Tl. Sachreg. 2. Hälfte A-K (ap.). - Durchgehende Folge v. 1859 - 1922! Gewicht in Gramm: 58000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sepoy’s daughter: A true tale of the Indian war.

      By An eye witness. London: Henry Lea, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1859]. Roy.8vo in half-sheets, printed in double columns; half-title not called for; 107 wood-engraved illustrations in text; contemporary green half-roan, green and white marbled sides. Small hole in roan over front joint, not due to weakness (apparently a scrape); marbled paper a little chipped over front board, and marbling also a little rubbed; front end-paper and binder?'s blank both strengthened at fore-margin with matching paper; extreme blank fore-margins of first three leaves unobtrusively strengthened also with matching paper; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy. Scarce. A ?'Penny Dreadful?', issued 109 numbers in 107, the first and last numbers apparently being double ones, since numbers 2 and 109 are without woodcuts. The title leaf was issued with the last number. Dated from an ownership inscription on the front end-paper subscribed ?'Decbr 24th 1859?', by which time the volume had already been bound. Summers, p.500, recording a copy dated 1860, which is obviously later; Block, p.212, giving the date as [c.1845], which is self-evidently wrong since the story is set during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. We would guess from the inscription in the present copy that it commenced issue in October or November 1857 and was completed in November or early December 1859. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Wreck of the Mail Steam Packet " Express ", Off the Corbiere, Jersey September, 20th 1859

      ( Jersey ): Day & Son, Lithographers., 1859. Magnificent tinted lithograph of the wreck of the steam packet, the " Express." Original coloured lithograph, shows the wreck prior to it breaking up, passengers are shown being taken off in small boats, then making there way inland on foot. Painted by the distinquished Jersey marine painter Philip John Ouless.Framed & glazed. PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING POSTING.. Fine. 410 x 285 Mm. Print.

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