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        Cactaceae of the Boundary (United States and Mexican Boundary Survey under the order of Lieutenant Colonel W. H Emory)

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1859. First edition.. Mild offsetting from the frontispiece only onto the facing page of text, scattered foxing to the title page and to the last six plates, the remainder of the text and plates are generally bright and clean except for a few that show light marginal foxing, the binding is bright with no signs of wear; a tight copy in very good condition.. Pp. 1-78; 76 monochrome steel engraved plates including the frontispiece plate of the Gila cactus (Cereus giganteus). Early one-half black polished leather over the original black pebble-cloth-covered boards, lg 4to. From the series: Emory, W.H. - Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey made under direction of the Department of the Interior, Part I - Botany of the Boundary. Engelmann was a German-American botanist who was instrumental in describing the flora of the west of North America, then very poorly known; he was particularly active in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico (from Wiki). This monograph provides the first thorough descriptions with illustrations of many cacti species. Small ink name stamp of W. E. Skinner on front endpaper.

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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) Information in English and more .jpgs are available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eight Sermons by the Rev. Charles Marsden Betts.

      Canterbury 1859 - Octavo; in original cloth, lacks front endpaper. Published as a memorial from the parishioners of Goulburn to their curate who was drowned age twenty-four when the Wollondilly river flooded in 1857. This volume was printed at St Augustine's College Press, Canterbury where Reverend Betts had been educated for the ministry. The volume begins with a brief memoir by the Rev. James Carter, Minister of Picton, a fellow student and brother-in-law of the deceased.There are two manuscripts also enclosed. The first, dated January 1, 1884 is a handwritten note by James Carter, mourning the loss of his wife in the previous year. The second is a letter from James Carter to George Robertson, the publisher, dated February 7, 1893. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia delle Indie Orientali. L'Asie ossia descrizione fisica, storica, politica, e commerciale delle Regioni Asiatiche che ebbero ed hanno relazioni colle Indie e coll'odierno commercio dell'Europa nell'oriente da servire d'introduzione alla Storia delle Indie Orientali.

      Genova: Enrico Monni. -63 1859 - 4 vols. large 8vo. (28 x 18 cm.). pp.xix+696; 707 (lacking pp.587-590); xv+518; 530[+1]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards (first two vols blue marbling, three and four green). Some intermittent browning mainly to the text. 50 (16, 24, 6, 4) full page hand coloured and tinted lithographed plates. The first two volumes "Geografia" and "Tempi Antichi" are written by Mini, the third and fourth "Tempi Storici" are by Fioretti [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Urkunde- Oberstens-Patent: zur Beförderung des "Oberstlieutenant Wilhelm Herzog zu Würtemberg" durch Kaiser Franz Joseph I. von Österreich. - Handschriftlich unterzeichnet von (Kaiser) "Franz Joseph" und weiter (für mich nicht lesbarer) Unterschrift.

      - ausgestellt: Residenzstadt-Wien, 28. April 1859.. - 1 Blatt einseitige, kalligraphische Urkunde mit gold-braun-rot-blau- Hervorhebungen im Namen und Titel. - Querformat, Imperial-Folio- ca. 64 x 81 cm.. Textauszug: ...daß Wir den Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten Unsern des oesterreichisch kaiserlichen Leopold Ordens Ritter, Oberstlieutnant des Unsern höchsten Namen führenden Linien-Infanterie-Regiments No. 1 lieben getreuen Wilhelm Herzog von Württemberg in huldreichster Erwägung der von Demselben Uns und Unserem Durchlauchtigsten Kaiserhause bisher geleisteten und noch ferner zu erwartenden guten Dienste, sowie zum Beweise unseres höchsten Vertrauens zu seinen Einsichten und seiner Diensterfahrung zu unserem wirklichen kaiserlichn königlichen >Obersten zu Fuss< mit dem Range vom siebzehnten Mai 1859 gnädigst ernannt, bestellt und erhoben haben.... - Fünffach gefaltet (später geglättet und gerollt), Randbereiche teils etw. bestossen, Ränder teils leicht fingerfleckig, 6 kleine Einrisse in den Kreuzpunkten der Falze (ohne Papierverlust je max. ca. 1 cm.), teils gering angestaubt bzw. lagerspurig. - insg. gut erhaltenes und sauberes Dokument.

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        1859 George Meredith ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL - 3 Volume Set - First Edition

      London: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL - A History of Father and Son, by GEORGE MEREDITH. THREE VOLUME SET - Complete in these Three Volumes. LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, Piccadilly, 1859. FIRST EDITION. This was George Meredith's first full-length novel (preceded only by a volume of verse and two single-volume burlesques). When it first came out, in 1859, it was a critical and financial failure, considered both "unreadable" and of "low ethical standards". It was not, therefore, reprinted until 1878. Then, all of a sudden, the critics began raving about the book to such an extent that it became required reading at many English schools. That is why the 1859 first edition of what became the author's best known work is scarce. Half-leather (leather spine and corners) and pebbled cloth covered boards, five raised spine bands, embossed gilt titling to spine, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 4.5x7.5". Pagination: iv, 303; iv, 348; iv, 395. Bookplate of STEPHEN EATON ELAND on the front pastedown of each volume. Condition: Covers are rubbed and scraped at the spine ends, corner tips and edges of the leather, and are sunned at the margins, but remain sturdy and handsome; the top page edges have darkened; Volume I is lacking a blank prelim page (blank prelim page before the title page), otherwise all volumes are complete; there is substantial foxing to the first and last few pages of each volume, otherwise there is only a bit of foxing here and there; other than the foxing on the first and last few pages, the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This 1859 First Edition Three Volume Set of George Meredith's First full-length Novel is VERY SCARCE.

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        Histoire Politique et Litteraire de La Presse en France

      61 - Paris - Pulet-Malassis et de Broise 1859 - A eight volume set of this French-language history of the press in France, in attractive half-morocco bindings. Written by Eugene Hatin, a noted French historian, journalist and bibliographer of the Nineteenth Century, the volumes make for a comprehensive and detailed history of French journalism, and were considered to have little foreign equivalent at the time. Including sections on the origins of newspapers in France and the use of political posters, the work generally takes a chronological approach, detailing the impact that the press would have on the French Revolution, The French Empire and the Bourbon Restoration, and up until the political upheavals of 1848. Includes the institutional bookplate of Bibliotheque Guille-Alles to boards, a Frenchlibrary in Guernsey, as well as a folding library label of the same establishment to pastedown of volume seven. Condition: In decorative leather bindings with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally quite smart, there is some wear to the joints, backstrips and extremities, as well as minor rubbing to certain volumes. There are insitutional bookplates adhered to boards, with inkinscriptions on each,and labels adhered to backstrips. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are largely bright and clean, although there are instances of spotting and foxing throughout. There is a folding library label to pastedown of volume seven, and institutional labels to each of the other volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de Maurice (ci-devant Ile-de-France) Contenant la Situation des Principales Sucreries, les Routes & les Limites des Divers Quartiers de l'He

      1859 - Single sheet map, 25½ x 21 inches. Old folds, some minor loss at folds, including in center of sheet. Several small losses at edges. Contemporary ink doodles on verso, resulting in some small instances of loss due to ink burn. A remarkable, locally produced map of the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Africa, showing sugar plantations, roads, terrain, the city of Port Louis, and the several other small villages that dot the coast. The scale and quality of the map are a tribute to the remarkable local culture of books and printing which flourished on the island in the 19th century. James Pope-Hennessy, in his biography of his grandfather, at one time the Governor of the island, describes the many local bookstores and libraries. The French colonized the island, naming it "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British seized the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Toussaint notes a second edition in 1848 but does not list this particular edition of the map, styled the fifth in a caption. Toussaint, F67 (ref).

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        Guide to the Central Park

      New York: A. O. Moore and Company,, 1859. With a map of the proposed improvements. By an Officer of the Park. Octavo, pp. 24. Original wrappers lettered in black, vignettes to the front wrapper in black. Housed in a blue linen chemise. A fold-out map. Front wrapper partially separated from spine, chip to head of front wrapper, slight creasing to tips, some nicks to extremities, a few minor stains to contents. A very good copy. An early guidebook to the nascent and partly-developed Central Park, on which work had begun the year prior to this publication. The first Central Park Commission (1857-1870) was set up in response to lobbying by local wealthy residents hoping to establish New York as an international city on a par with London and Paris. They argued that the city required a park "for the amusement and healthful exercise of the people" (p. 1). The pamphlet includes chapters on the rationale for the Park's creation, a description of the plans and designs, the regulations for visitors and park-keepers, and a guide to viewing the park by car, carriage, and horseback, together with a map of walks and ornamental water features which had been already developed. The vignettes to the front wrapper reflect the planned recreational aspects of the park, with picnickers, promenading couples, ice-skaters, and a game of cricket underway. Ice-skating was planned for the park's largest lake, and matches between ball and cricket clubs were planned for the open area opposite Seventh Avenue (see pp. 13-14). Interestingly, in 1859, the year of publication, a team of leading English cricketers visited North America on their first overseas tour, in which the home team suffered a series of defeats, possibly contributing to loss of support for the game in the US.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. "(Schlechtendal").

      Halle (Saale), 24. IX. 1859. - 2 SS. Gr.-8vo. Wohl an Adolph Senoner, Bibliothekar an der k. u. k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt in Wien. ". Ich beeile mich Sie zu beachrichtigen, daß ich heute der Eisenbahn ein großes Colli an Sie übergeben habe, in welcher sich zwei Exemplare der Linnaea Bd 11-29 incl. befinden, als Tausch gegen die schon erhaltenen 'Mittheilungen' d. k. k. geographischen Gesellschaft, für welche ich bestens danke u. für die noch zu erhaltenden Memorie des Instituts der Wissenschaften in Venedig. Von der Zeitung hatte ich kein Exemplar mehr disponibel . Von den früheren Bänden der Linnaea kann ich auch noch einige liefern, aber nicht die 4 ersten . Wenn Sie irgend etwas zur Anzeige bringen wollen, so bin ich sehr gern erbietig, dies in die Botanische Zeitung ohne Bezahlung aufzunehmen .". - Schlechtendal gab seit 1826 die Zeitschrift "Linnaea" und seit 1843 die "Botanische Zeitung" heraus. Seine ab 1840 erschienene 24bändige "Flora von Deutschland" wurde ein Standardwerk, das, schließlich auf 30 Bände erweitert, fünf Auflagen erlebte. - Gering fleckig; kleine Randläsuren.

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        Eastman's Treatise on Counterfeit, Altered and Spurious Bank Notes,

      - Eastman, H.G. Eastman's Treatise on Counterfeit, Altered and Spurious Bank Notes, with Unerring Rules for the Detection of Frauds in the Same.and other Valuable Information as to Money, with Hints to Business Success. M. Niedner, St. Louis 1859, Third Edition - Enlarged. Slim 8vo, 54pp, 5pp ads, endpapers lt. foxed. Orig. red cloth blind stamped "Money" on the front board (faintly rubbed). Boards a bit marked, 2 sml. ink marks, slt. overall marking, spine the faintest bit worn at head and foot, overall good+ binding. An early work by Eastman, with ads at the back for his commercial schools in St. Louis and Oswego, New York. After the Civil War, Eastman relocated to Poughkeepsie, NY where he founded yet another business school. This treatise discusses the history of money, gold, banking, and then discusses counterfeiting- the paper, engraving, plates, lathe work, parallel ruling, signatures, imprints, landscapes, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker & Son, 1859. First edition. 207, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf over green moire cloth, upper cover stamped in blind Board of Trade Library (ink stamp and release at head of title). Beautifully rebacked to style retaining the endpapers, spine gilt with contrasting title label. First edition. 207, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought have never been improved on" On Liberty "represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine ... Mill realized that the 'greatest good' of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual ... Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy" (PMM). Mill is generally regarded as the most influential nineteenth century English philosopher, a great proponent of utilitarianism and liberalism. His eminence in the field comes as little surprise. His father, James, was an economist, philosopher and political theorist. Furthermore, his father's great friend, Jeremy Bentham, was a constant presence in John's young life. This copy formerly belonged to the Board of Trade, which King James I first established in 1621. By the latter half of the nineteenth century its main function was to advise on the economic interests of the British Empire. MacMinn, p. 92; PMM, 345

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France ou description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence.

      Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, Marseille 1859 - Grand in-quarto relié avec dos à nerfs rouge, mors fragiles et coins émoussés. Rousseurs éparses comme toujours. Ouvrage illustrée de 21 lithographies ht par Susini, coloriées à la main, certaines à deux ou trois sujets, représentant les oiseaux du midi de la France. Seuls quelques ex. ont 21 planches, comme celui-ci, dont le "Cygne de Bewick" qui manque la plupart du temps. Size: 23x30

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        Thèse pour la licence soutenue par Léon Gambetta EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charles de Mourgues Frères., 1859. Fine. Charles de Mourgues Frères., Paris 1859, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - First edition printed in small numbers on vellum paper. Binding to bradel in full vellum, smooth spine partly stained, title, date and flagship tail in red and black, wrappers preserved and bound in. Thesis with the subject mortgage and sustained January 19, 1860 by Léon Gambetta at the age of 22 years. An article in the magazine "Intermediate researchers and curious" on the lieutenant Sisco dedicatee of the book is linked at the top of the structure. Precious autograph dedication of the author on the title page. From the Eugene library Richtenberger, ex-libris engraved thereof pasted on the inside cover first. Any scarcity. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre sur papier vélin. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse partiellement taché, titre, fleuron et date en queue en rouge et noir, couvertures conservées. Thèse ayant pour sujet les hypothèques et soutenue le 19 janvier 1860 par Léon Gambetta alors âgé de 22 ans. Un article de la revue "l'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et des curieux" relatif au lieutenant Sisco dédicataire de l'ouvrage est relié en tête de l'ouvrage. Précieux envoi autographe de Léon Gambetta sur la page de titre. Provenance de la bibliothèque Eugène Richtenberger, ex-Libris gravé de celui-ci encollé sur le premier contreplat. De toute rareté."

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        La légende des siècles Première série EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel lévy frères, 1859. Fine. Michel lévy frères, Paris 1859, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (15x23cm), relié. - First Edition. The publication of The Legend of the Centuries was spread over 24 years, and following the rhythm of writing the author, the first two volumes appeared in 1859, the next two in 1877 and the last volume in 1883. Were found thereby rarely met all. Half shagreen Navy. Back to nerves decorated with gilded boxes and nets. Paper blue and green marbled guard. Some foxing pale scattered mainly in the margins, on a very white paper. Good copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. La publication de La légende des Siècles s'est étalée sur 24 ans, suivant ainsi le rythme d'écriture de l'auteur, les deux premiers volumes ont paru en 1859, les deux suivants en 1877 et le dernier volume en 1883. On trouve rarement réuni de ce fait l'ensemble. Demi chagrin marine. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de filets. Papier de garde marbré bleu et vert. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges, sur un papier bien blanc. Bon exemplaire.

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        Inscripciones arabes de Granada, precedidas de una resena historica y de la genealogia detallada de los reyes Alahmares.

      Madrid, Imprimerie nationale, 1859. - Large 8vo. XIII, (1), (15)-242, (2) pp. With folded genealogical table. Contemp. fawn hard-grained morocco, raised bands on gilt and blind decorated spines, gilt frames on covers, leading edges gilt, inner dentelle. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Unique edition of this study of Arabic inscriptions found in Granada, with the Arabic texts. The Arabist Emilio Lafuente y Alcantara (1825-68) was a disciple of Jose Moreno Nieto. His brief career did not enable him fully to develop, but was one of the most promising oriental scholars of the Iberian peninsula. - Fine, sumptuously bound copy from the library of Marie Christine of Bourbon-Sicily (1806-78), regent of Spain from 1833 to 1840 for her daughter Isabel II, with her crowned initials on the upper cover. Palau 129.800. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monumentos arquitectonicos de Espana.

      Madrid, Calcografia Nacional, 1859[-1886].. 89 instalments. 1mo (74.5 x 60 cm). With 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and several printed in a single colour. Text in Spanish and French in parallel columns, with decorated chromolithographed initials. Each instalment in its original publisher's printed palladian blue paper wrapper.. First edition, in its 89 original instalments, of a monumental series giving an overview of classical Spanish architecture, heavily influenced by Spain's Islamic past. Besides accompanying text in Spanish and French, each part contains 2 to 4 very large plates giving views, plans and details of the architectural monuments and its artistic decorations and ornaments, all of great artistic quality. The monuments include: the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz, the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, the Mosque of Tornerias, the Complutense University of Madrid, the Alhambra Complex, the Santiago Archpriestal Church in Villena, etc. Even the architectural styles of "Christian" buildings like cathedrals and churches, are heavily influenced by Islamic architecture, this symbiosis of Christian and Islamic architecture is known as the Mudejar style. The text accompanying the plates is divided over several non-consecutive instalments, occasionally skipping instalments or combining texts, so production of the instalments could happen simultaneously. Several copies are found with the chapters and accompanying plates bound following the correct order of the texts instead of the order of the original instalments. Nonetheless the publishing took decades and was for a long time put on hold and later continued under the direction of Jose Gil Dorregaray, whose dead in 1882 would lead to the end of the series in 1886, leaving several of the texts unfinished. With embossed library stamp on plates. The text and plates with some foxing, but otherwise good. Most of the wrappers are separated along the spine and have some small tears along the edges, but are also still good. - Calcografia Nacional: Cat. General II (2004), pp. 578-613, nos. 4774-5038 (listing all illustrations and artists); Cat. lib. Clarence H. Clark (1888), pp. 1038-1046 (giving descriptions of texts and plates); Palau 179936; not in Atabey; BAL; Blackmer; Millard, Italian and Spanish Books.

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        L'Italie confédérée. Histoire politique, militaire et pittoresque de la Campagne de 1859. Illustré de portraits et batailles gravées sur acier et de types militaires coloriés des armées française, piémontaise et autrichienne.

      Garnier Frères,, Paris, 1859 - Quattro volumi legati in due di cm. 27, pp. 1200 ca complessive. Con 20 tavole in litografia finemente colorate raffiguranti costumi militari austriaci, piemontesi e francesi; 8 tavole incise in rame e 6 carte geografiche ripiegate (di cui una di grandi dimensioni). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie superiori dei due volumi, poche fioriture, peraltro complessivamente esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera assai documentata e non comune a reperirsi completa nella parte iconografica come nel presente esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Explication theorique et pratique du Code Napoleon contenant l'analyse critique des auteurs et de la jurisprudence et un traite resume apres le commentaire de chaque titre

      Cotillon, Paris 1859 - Mancante frammento delle prime 60 pagine del volume quarto con parziale perdita di testo su 40 pagine piccole imperfezioni alle copertine n.d. p. 6 voll in-8

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        TO THE VOTERS OF THE 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT/ [followed by dense text, printed in five columns on both sides of a single sheet]

      Palestine, Texas, July 9th, 1859. Printed broadsheet, 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, the title in a single small (3/8 inch) display type. This political circular prints Judge Reagan's response to election-campaign disagreements with his opponent Judge William B. Ochiltree (1811-1867). The two were candidates for Congress from Texas's First Congressional District. Ochiltree apparently made claims in a circular of his own that Reagan supported re-opening the slave trade, that he had denounced states rights and filibustering, having supported the arrest of William Walker and his men, had voted both for the appropriation that would have paid for returning the "cargo" of the slave ship Echo to Africa and against the pension bill for War of 1812 veterans, as well as other issues. Reagan's defense of his positions on various issues given here are reasoned and relatively free of campaign vitriol. A short paragraph, signed in type by B. Graham and W.G.W. Jowers, follows the text and attests that the two candidates have agreed to correct the record in their campaign literature regarding Ochiltree's claims that Reagan was "appealing to anti-slavery sentiment in the northern counties." The incumbent, Reagan (1818-1905; U.S. House of Representatives, 1857-1861 and 1875-1887, U.S. Senator, 1887-1891, Postmaster General of the C.S.A., 1861-1865), won re-election handily; during the Civil War he served as Postmaster General of the Confederate States, and, after the war, he played a large role in helping Texas regain admission to the Union. Winkler 1202 (Texas-Austin only): "Appended to the circular is a statement by B. Graham and W.G.W. Jowers, dated July 14, 1859, to the effect that that amicable relations had been established between John H. Reagan and W.B. Ochiltree." Apparently not recorded on OCLC. One archival repair at the center, affecting a few words, some printing imperfections, but a very good copy of a rare ante-bellum Texas political broadsheet. Folded. (#6219)

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        Map of the City of New York from the Battery to 80th St. Original Topography of Manhattan Island

      New York: N. Y. State Senate, 1859. unbound. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 18.5" x 32.5". This unusual map depicts New York City from lower Manhattan or the Battery to 80th street. Includes the city's street grid plan and parks along with topographical details such as canals, rivers, ponds, drainage, etc. Central Park unplanned at the time, is also noted. This map is considered to be a precursor to Viele's famous "water map". Indeed, it is presented in a similar style and contains some of the same notations as the larger plan. Viele's two-panel "water map," typically referred to as the "Viele's Map," depicts the original waterways of Manhattan, both above and below ground. The map shows all of the city's original watercourses, along with natural springs, marshes, and meadowlands. A commissioner's grid plan is superimposed on top. A civil engineer, Viele first published his map in 1865 to expose how landfills and other obstructions of natural drainage were negatively influencing the sanitation and hygiene of the city. He believed that the epidemics of cholera, malaria, and other diseases rampant in New York bred in waterways which persisted beneath the ground. The overlaid levels of his map - natural waterways and man-made streets - expose how incongruous the city's plan was with its underlying topography. He proposed that the city construct future street and sewage systems in accordance with the island's watercourses, which he was convinced would greatly improve the city's health. Today, the Viele Map is a standard reference for contractors and architects, who use it to locate former riverbeds that could flood foundations; in fact, the New York Times has referred to it as "the bible for many of the city's structural engineers." This map, created in 1859 shows the early work building up to the large Viele Plan and accompanied the "Report on the Sanitary Condition of the City of New York". The map is in good condition, and lined with some wear along the folds. A tear near the left margins has been repaired on verso. Egbert L. Viele (1825-1902) served in the Civil War before becoming a civil engineer and mapmaker, becoming the chief engineer of Central Park and developing plans for the first subway system. Even with wear, this map is still a fascinating part of New York's history and present. Scarce.

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        Geschichte der Preußischen Post von ihrem Ursprunge bis zur Gegenwart ( Reprint ! )

      Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober - Hofdruckerei Berlin Erscheinungsjahr des Originals 1859 , Reprint von 1987 - Format Groß8° 816 S., Originalhalbleder mit Rückentitel , minimal unfrisch , Erhaltung 1 //

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        RENDSBURG. "Rendsburg von der nordoestlichen Seite gesehen". Gesamtansicht (16 x 27,5 cm), umgeben von 11 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie mit brauner Tonplatte von Julius Werner bei F. Albers, Rendsburg, dat. 1859, 30,5 x 44 cm. Klose-Martius 75. - Die Randansichten zeigen Schuetzenhof, Paradeplatz, Schlossplatz, Christ & Garnisonskirche, Rothenhof, Zoll-Amt, Schiffbruecke, Altstadtmarkt mit dem Rathhause, Carlshuette, Alt Holst. Thor, St. Marienkirche. - Die Zeichnungen entstanden lt. Datierung des Künstlers 1857/58. - Sehr seltenes Souvenirblatt in perfektem, breitrandigem Zustand.

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        1859 George Meredith ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL - 3 Volume Set - First Edition

      CHAPMAN AND HALL, London 1859 - THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL - A History of Father and Son, by GEORGE MEREDITH. THREE VOLUME SET - Complete in these Three Volumes. LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, Piccadilly, 1859. FIRST EDITION. This was George Meredith's first full-length novel (preceded only by a volume of verse and two single-volume burlesques). When it first came out, in 1859, it was a critical and financial failure, considered both "unreadable" and of "low ethical standards". It was not, therefore, reprinted until 1878. Then, all of a sudden, the critics began raving about the book to such an extent that it became required reading at many English schools. That is why the 1859 first edition of what became the author's best known work is scarce. Half-leather (leather spine and corners) and pebbled cloth covered boards, five raised spine bands, embossed gilt titling to spine, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 4.5x7.5". Pagination: iv, 303; iv, 348; iv, 395. Bookplate of STEPHEN EATON ELAND on the front pastedown of each volume. Condition: Covers are rubbed and scraped at the spine ends, corner tips and edges of the leather, and are sunned at the margins, but remain sturdy and handsome; the top page edges have darkened; Volume I is lacking a blank prelim page (blank prelim page before the title page), otherwise all volumes are complete; there is substantial foxing to the first and last few pages of each volume, otherwise there is only a bit of foxing here and there; other than the foxing on the first and last few pages, the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This 1859 First Edition Three Volume Set of George Meredith's First full-length Novel is VERY SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inscripciones arabes de Granada, precedidas de una resena historica y de la genealogia detallada de los reyes Alahmares.

      Madrid, Imprimerie nationale, 1859.. Large 8vo. XIII, (1), (15)-242, (2) pp. With folded genealogical table. Contemp. fawn hard-grained morocco, raised bands on gilt and blind decorated spines, gilt frames on covers, leading edges gilt, inner dentelle. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.. Unique edition of this study of Arabic inscriptions found in Granada, with the Arabic texts. The Arabist Emilio Lafuente y Alcantara (1825-68) was a disciple of Jose Moreno Nieto. His brief career did not enable him fully to develop, but was one of the most promising oriental scholars of the Iberian peninsula. - Fine, sumptuously bound copy from the library of Marie Christine of Bourbon-Sicily (1806-78), regent of Spain from 1833 to 1840 for her daughter Isabel II, with her crowned initials on the upper cover. - Palau 129.800.

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        The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Thoughts for Little Children

      No publication details, About 1859 or before. Hardback. 4to. (9 x 7.75 inches). pp.24 (printed to one side only). Profuse hand-coloured illusts, early versions: see Opie and Alderson, Treasures of Childhood p.106 for an illustration of 'Shock-Headed Peter' in his first manifestation, before the later stylised version. Some of the coloured illustrations are off-set onto the blank opposing page, suggesting the book was made up when the colours were still wet. Contemporary full calf, ruled in gilt, much rubbed, scuffed, stained. Blue endpapers, with binder's ticket to front pastedown: 'Punjabee Press / Lahore'. Blank flyleaf, creased, with gift inscription in ink, dated 1859. Flyleaf nicked to edges and both it and the front free endpaper are split at the lower edge (about 1.5 inches). Flyleaf to rear. Small stab mark affecting leaves numbered 18 onwards. A few scribbles, not affecting plates. Fingermarks. Lacks publication details. Possibly a curious history before being bound in calf in Lahore, and given as a gift in 1859. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Text in English. Used. A Very Good copy. Uncommon early edition. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Friedrich von Schiller's Bibliothek. Mit einem Facsimile aus seinem eigenhändigen Bücherverzeichnisse. Zum 10. November 1859

      One large folding facsimile plate. 16 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, stitched as issued and bound in modern wrappers. Berlin, J.A. Stargardt, 1859. One of a very few surviving copies of this bookseller's catalogue of a significant portion of the library of Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), the German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. In 1851, the bookseller and auctioneer Stargardt acquired this part of Schiller's library from his son Karl. It proved difficult to sell, and in 1859 he produced the present catalogue, selling the collection in 1860 to the Hamburg bookseller I.S. Meyer. Meyer also had difficulties selling the collection, and in 1862 he held a lottery, which was won by a merchant named Helmcke, who received the 156 books and the manuscript list as his prize. Helmcke gave the collection to the Hamburger Stadtbibliothek in 1867, where it was absorbed into the general collections and the duplicates dispersed. In 1905 the remaining 114 volumes were reassembled and shelved separately. The engraved folding plate is a facsimile of a manuscript list of the books in Schiller's hand. Fine copy preserved in a green morocco slipcase. ❧ Roland Folter, Deutsche Dichter- und Germanistenbibliotheken, 664. .

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        ON LIBERTY. [Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 345]

      London:: John W. Parker,, 1859. Near Fine. A Near Fine hardback bound in red half leather and cloth covered boards with raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt, red cloth paste-downs and endpapers. Mild stain lower edge. 8vo. 207 pp. From the library of entrepreneur Marshal Field (1834-1906) with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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        Rachel et la tragédie EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Amyot, 1859. Fine. Amyot, Paris 1859, 27x37cm, relié. - Edition illustrated with 10 photographs of Henri Blanchère representing the great actress in her leading roles. Binding in full black shagreen, back with five nerves set of black nets decorated with double black boxes decorated with golden florets, golden tail date on castors golden headdresses, small traces of rubbing a bit, quadruple frame on black nets spandrels boards enriched with gold finials, ornate first board in the center of a golden figure, framing a golden lace on contreplats, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilt edges, double nets gilded on the cuts, elegant Binding signed Petit successor Simier tail back. Some spots affecting the pricipalement serpentes protecting photographs and pages in their eyes. Provenance: the Jacques Félix library with its golden initials hit the center of the first flat. Copy drawn in perfect binding signed by Charles Petit who succeeded Simier, bookbinder King in 1847. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 10 photographies de Henri de la Blanchère représentant la grande tragédienne dans ses principaux rôles. Reliure en plein chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs serti de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons noirs agrémentés de fleurons dorés, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, petites traces de frottements sur un mors, encadrement de quadruples filets noirs sur les plats enrichis en écoinçons de fleurons dorés, premier plat ornementé en son centre d'un chiffre doré, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches dorées, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, élégante reliure signée de Petit successeur de Simier en queue du dos. Quelques rousseurs affectant pricipalement les serpentes protégeant le photographies et les pages en leur regard. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Jacques Félix avec son initiales dorées frappées au centre du premier plat. Exemplaire établi dans une parfaite reliure signée de Charles Petit qui succéda à Simier, relieur du Roi en 1847.

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; With some observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army.

      Bentley & Son., London. 1859 - 3 folding maps, 1 in colour, 1 folding plan, 3 full page plates, xx + 570pp, rebound in a half leather binding retaining the original boards, occasional marginalia in pencil and spotting, spine a little faded. "This is a valuable source book, particularly for Oude [Awadh] before and during the initial stages of the struggle, and for details of the Residency siege. Martin Gubbins and the Officer in charge of the garrison after Sir Henry Lawrence's death, Colonel Inglis, detested each other, with the result that the story of the siege is not told with any respect for the official 'line'. Gubbins was the Financial Commissioner in Oude. The book has a useful appendix, giving the names of all the officers, their families, civilians and merchants who were in the Residency and their fate." From 'What Really Happened During the Mutiny' - P.J.O. Taylor number 331. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poésie : Sisina - Le voyage - L'albatros EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année., 1859. Fine. In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année., Paris 10 Avril 1859, 16x24,5cm, broché. - Pre-First edition of these poems appeared in 1861 in the second edition in the partly original of the "Flowers of Evil" .Petites stains on covers, two pale angular foxing affecting the head of the whole body of ouvrage.Revue a badge rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition pré-originale de ces poèmes qui parurent en 1861 dans la seconde édition, en partie originale, des "Fleurs du mal". Petites taches sur les plats, deux pâles mouillures angulaires affectant en tête tout le corps de l'ouvrage. Revue d'une insigne rareté.

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        Esquisses parisiennes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, 1859. Fine. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of the few ex on Holland paper only leading copies with 2 China. Back slightly past few minor foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Dos légèrement passé, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare.

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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!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Chimie pyrotechnique on traite pratique des feux colores.

      Dumaine-Lacroix, Paris 1859 - In 8, pp. XIV + 438. Usuali fioriture della carta. Legatura in p. tl. coeva con danno nella parte sup. del d. Firma di possesso al fr. Ed. orig. di questo trattato di pirotecnica. Argomenti: Des matieres servant a la preparation des feux d'artifice; Matieres minerales. Poudres et limailles metalliques; Produits chimiques proprement dits; Acides; Bases; Composes binaires; Sels metalliques; Sulfures; Azotates; Chlorates; Sulfates; Sulfites; ecc.; Substances diverses tire'es du regne vegetal et du regne animal; ecc. Guttmann, II, p. 424. ITA

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        Oeuvres Choisies de Chateaubriand

      Paris - J. Poulain 1859 - A scarce set of fictional anthologies containing the works of French writer, Franois-Ren Chateaubriand, who is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. New edition, in French. Containing; Atala, Ren, Le Dernier des Abencerages, Le Genie du Christianisme, Les Martyrs, L'Itineraire de Paris a Jerusalem, Les Natchez, Le Paradis Perdu, Les Quatre Stuart, Les Voyages en Amerique et an Italie, Les Melanges Litteraires, and Moise et Les Poesies. Adorned with six beautifully engraved plates to volume one, five to volume two, six to volume three, five to volume four, five to volume five- one of which that is a folding map, seven to volume six, a frontispiece to volume seven, and three to volume eight. When the French Revolution broke out, Chateaubriand was initially sympathetic, but as events in Paris became more violent he decided to journey to North America in 1791. This experience would provide the setting for his exotic novels Les Natchez (written between 1793 and 1799 but published only in 1826), Atala (1801) and Ren (1802). His vivid, captivating descriptions of nature in the sparsely settled American Deep South were written in a style that was very innovative for the time and spearheaded what would later become the Romantic movement in France. Each volume features its original half title. For his talent as much as his excesses, Chateaubriandis considered the father of French Romanticism. His descriptions of Nature and his analysis of emotion made him the model for a generation of Romantic writers, not only in France but also abroad. For example, Lord Byron was deeply impressed by Ren. The young Victor Hugo scribbled in a notebook, To be Chateaubriand or nothing. Even his enemies found it hard to avoid his influence. Stendhal, who despised him for political reasons, made use of his psychological analyses in his own book, De l'amour. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Rebound in quarter calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, all volumes are lightly rubbed, with some minor bumping and wear to the extremities. Some sunning to the spines. Evidence of past worming to the front board of volume three and six,and both boards to volume five. Front hinge to volume four is very slightly starting. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright, although with some scattered foxing (which is usual for French works of this era). Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalouge of Orthopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Phasmidae

      London: British Museum, 1859. (4), 195, 48 plain plates. 4to. HB. Orig. cloth, with minor wear to spine. Some foxing to first 40 plates. Vg. Rare and important work on Phasmatodea (Stick Insects). Includes many new species descriptions. Plates I-XL are lithographs, supplementary plates I-VIII are engravings.[Horn Schenkling 24010; Nissen ZBI 4379].

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        History of the Russian Empire: from its Foundation , by Ruric the Pirate

      London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1859. Engraved vignette title, frontispiece, 3 maps (colored in outline), and 29 steel-engraved plates. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Bound in later half green morocco and cloth. Some minor waterstaining affecting the final six plates at outer margin. Attractive copy. Engraved vignette title, frontispiece, 3 maps (colored in outline), and 29 steel-engraved plates. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. George Kennan's Copy. Explorer, journalist, and author George Kennan's (1845-1924) copy, signed by him on the flyleaf and title page in pencil. The association is particularly interesting, as Kennan was a lifelong student of Russia whose books, articles and lectures were among the most admired and widely respected of his time. "Kennan became an accomplished Russian scholar and spoke and read Russian fluently. His study of Russian affairs and his contributions to world knowledge on the subject constituted his greatest achievement ... " (DAB).

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        Mémoires de l'Impératrice Catherine II écrits par elle-même EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|& Londres: A. Bohné & Trüner & Cie, 1859. Fine. A. Bohné & Trüner & Cie, Paris & Londres 1859, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Second edition, partly original, plus eight letters of Peter III and Catherine II a letter to Count Poniatowski. Bound in half navy shagreen, smooth spine tooled with triple gilt, gilt floral motifs and golden lace at the bottom, traces of wear on the joints and so mopins pronounced on the boards, corners bumped, bookplate of Viscount Begouen glued to the back of the first flat binding, Contemporary binding. Quasi-free rare copy of foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, en partie originale, augmentée de 8 lettres de Pierre III et d'une lettre de Catherine II au comte Poniatowsky. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos lisse orné de triple filets dorés, de motifs floraux dorés et de dentelles dorées en pied, traces d'usure sur les mors et de manière mopins prononcée sur les plats, coins émoussés, ex-libris du vicomte Begouen encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure, reliure de l'époque. Rare exemplaire quasi-exempt de rousseurs.

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        The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward,

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, , 1859. embracing the History of the Serampore Mission. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered spines, decorative blind blocking on sides, grey endpapers. Bookplate of J. W. Marsden on front pastedowns; spines rumpled, corners bumped, nicks to head and tail of spines, but a good set in the original cloth, with the publishers' terminal advertisements in volume I. First edition, uncommon, of this interesting account of the Baptist mission at Serampore, Bengal, by the journalist and historian John Clark Marshman (1794-1877). "In 1800 [Marshman] went to Serampore with his father and from 1812 directed activities of the Serampore Mission; established a paper mill, founded with his father a Bengali language newspaper, Sumachar Durpun, established also with his father the English language journal, Friend of India, and published a series of law books; accepted position with the [East India] Company as a Bengali translator" (Riddick). Carey and Ward, with Joshua Marshman, also established the Serampore Mission Press. "The impact of the Serampore Mission Press was far reaching. Not only did it print translations of the Bible into different languages and text-books... but also published literary journals and newspapers and edited classics of earlier centuries" (Das, A History of Indian Literature, 1800-1910, Western Impact: Indian Response, 2005, p. 33).

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        The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward, embracing the History of the Serampore Mission.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1859 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered spines, decorative blind blocking on sides, grey endpapers. Bookplate of J. W. Marsden on front pastedowns; spines rumpled, corners bumped, nicks to head and tail of spines, but a good set in the original cloth, with the publishers' terminal advertisements in volume I. First edition, uncommon, of this interesting account of the Baptist mission at Serampore, Bengal, by the journalist and historian John Clark Marshman (1794-1877). "In 1800 [Marshman] went to Serampore with his father and from 1812 directed activities of the Serampore Mission; established a paper mill, founded with his father a Bengali language newspaper, Sumachar Durpun, established also with his father the English language journal, Friend of India, and published a series of law books; accepted position with the [East India] Company as a Bengali translator" (Riddick). Carey and Ward, with Joshua Marshman, also established the Serampore Mission Press. "The impact of the Serampore Mission Press was far reaching. Not only did it print translations of the Bible into different languages and text-books. but also published literary journals and newspapers and edited classics of earlier centuries" (Das, A History of Indian Literature, 1800-1910, Western Impact: Indian Response, 2005, p. 33). Riddick pp. 244-45.

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        Gazzetta di Modena dal n. 1 di Lunedì 20 Giugno 1859 al n. 193 del 31 Dicembre 1859 preceduta dal n. 1 del Messaggere di Modena del 15 Giugno 1859 e dal n. 2. Con supplementi ed avvisi. (manca il n. 6).

      In folio (cm. 44); legatura dell?epoca in cartone colorato. Eccezionale raccolta della prima annata della Gazzetta di Modena nel momento di passaggio dal Ducato al Regno d?Italia. Axs

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        Self-help; with illustrations of character and conduct

      London: John Murray, 1859. 8vo., xii + 343 + (1)pp., followed by 4pp. of publisher's advertisements, light marking or spotting of first few leaves, original publisher's maroon blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt and lettered, with very slight rubbing to extremities, uncut, else a very good copy. First edition. Printing and the Mind of Man 346. The classic expression of the Victorian ethic with its emphasis on self-reliance and practical morality. It was to become one of the most popular English books of the latter half of the 19th century. Self-Help> was published in the same year as Darwin's Origin of Species> and Mill's essay On Liberty>, and between them these three books established the Victorian view of the world. Smiles popularity was perhaps in part influenced by a reaction to the determinism inherent in Darwin's thesis: for according to Smiles a man can rise in the social milieu by the exercise of his own will, not negatively by the 'survival of the fittest'. The doctrine of self-help is taught by example, the lives of scientists, engineers and statesmen. Chapter I is headed with a quotation from J.S. Mill: 'The worth of a state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it'.

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        IL POLIZIANO. Studi di letteratura. Tutto il pubblicato.

      Coi Tipi di M. Cellini, Firenze 1859 - Disponibile la raccolta completa dei primi sei fascicoli, unici pubblicati, dal Gennaio al Giugno 1859. Cm.23,5x15,2. Pg.64 per fascicolo. La rivista comprende: N°1 (Gennaio 1859): "Proemio; Lettera di Francesco Ambrosoli ad uno dei compilatori del "Poliziano"; "Di un migliore avviamento alle lettere italiane moderne al proprio loro fine. Discorso d'introduzione a questi "Studi" di Giosuè Carducci (segue nel n°2); "Il Tumulto dei Poggi, parte del Libro XIV degli Annali lucchesi del P. Bartolomeo Beverini", e la Legge Martiniana, fine del libro ultimo, volgarizzati da Antonio Gussalli" (segue nel n°2); "Avvertenza" di Giuseppe Chiarini; "Sezione X d'Amore inedite di Angelo Poliziano, pubblicate da G. Carducci". N°2: "Degli scritti editi e postumi di Pietro Giordani pubblicati da Antonio Gussalli, Milano, 1856-1858" di Giuseppe Chiarini; "Della espressione degli affetti né poemi d'Omero, e di un luogo dell'Iliade meno felicemente tradotto da Vincenzo Monti", lezione di Raffaello Fornaciari (segue nel n°3); "Trattato sopra il tôrre moglie o no secondo Teofrasto sommo filosofo, scrittura del sec.XIV" pubblicata per cura di G. Targioni Tozzetti (oltre alla continuazione e fine dei saggi iniziati nel precedente fascicolo). N°3: "Carteggio di Pietro Giordani e Luigi Fornaciari concernente gli studi de Giordani sulla storia lucchese del sec.XVI"; "Saggio di un glossario etimologico di voci proprie della Versilia - Preambolo" (segue nel n°4); "Saggio" di F.D. "Sopra a' parenti", sonetto di Alessandro Tassoni (oltre alla continuazione e fine del saggio di Fornaciari iniziato nel precedente fascicolo). N°4: "La Gioventù", carme di N.F. Pelosini; "Ebe"; "Sopra gli ammaestramenti di letteratura di Ferdinando Ranalli", discorsi due di Raffaello Fornaciari; "Tre sonetti sopra la guerra dell'indipendenza italiana" di Giosuè Carducci; "Cenni di alcuni libri recentemente pubblicati"; "Saggio del Valerio Massimo, volgarizzato nel secolo XIV", pubblicato per cura di G. Targioni Tozzetti (oltre alla continuazione e fine del saggio iniziato nel precedente fascicolo). N°5: "Discorso intorno alle Istorie fiorentine di Niccolò Machiavelli" di N.F. Pelosini (segue nel n°6); "Commento alla novella VII della giornata VIII del Decamerone: diporto letterario scritto innanzi il 27 aprile dell'anno 1859" di Felice Tribolati"; "Lettera al Sig. Giuseppe Chiarini"; "Commento"; "Sulla lettera di Frate Ilario del Corvo a Uguccione della Faggiuola, lettera a Pietro Fraticelli" di Eugenio Branchi; "Degli Ufficii coi due dialoghi dell'Amicizia e della Vecchiezza e i Paradossi, opere di M. Tullio Cicerone volgarizzate da Giuseppe Del Chiappa" di G. Puccianti; "Su la guerra dell'Indipendenza italiana", sonetti di Giosuè Carducci; "La razza latina e germanica, per l'anno 1859, sonetto di G. Procacci; "I morti a Montanara e Curtatone", sonetto di Raffaello Fornaciari; "Delle Olimpiche di Pindaro, ode prima a Gerone Siracusano, volgarizzata da G.L. Biamonti; Una lettera di Giuseppe Giusti ad Alessandro Torri, con la replica di questo" di F.C, Bonamici; "Altro saggio del Valerio Massimo, volgarizzato nel secolo XIV" di G. Targioni Tozzetti; "Saggio"; "Ricordo delle nozze di G. Chiarini con E. Bongini"; "Dodici cose per le quali lo matrimonio dè essere laudato". N°6: "Di alcuni versi inediti di Giovanni della Casa" di Felice Tribolati; "Ioannis Casae, In Cosmum Mediceum"; "Di una commedia attribuita a Giacomo Leopardi" di Felice Tribolati; "Della più retta distribuzione delle scritture del divino Platone" di Eugenio Ferrari; "A Marietta Morelli fanciullina carissima morta a 9 anni", ode di G. Procacci; "Di Angelo Poliziano, Rispetti d'amore e Stanze IV" di Giosuè Carducci; "Una canzone inedita di Giuseppe Borghi" di Giuseppe Rigutini (oltre alla continuazione e fine del saggio iniziato nel precedente fascicolo). Raccolta in eccellenti condizioni di conservazione, solo con fisiologiche, minime bruniture alle coperte. Importante foglio ottocentesco, sia pure di vita brevissi

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        Autograph musical quotation signed "Giacomo Meyerbeer"

      - Le pardon de Ploërmel, to libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on April 4, 1859. "The work. was planned as a one-act opéra comique and enlarged to three acts at Meyerbeer&#146;s request. The composer converted the original spoken dialogue into recitatives for performances in other countries, where the opera often became known as Dinorah. The most famous number is the heroine&#146;s coloratura waltz aria in Act 2, &#145;Ombre légère qui suis mes pas&#146;, during which she dances with her own shadow. The overture is innovatory in that it features participation of the chorus, a prayer to the Virgin sung behind the curtain that alternates with procession and storm music in the pit." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.Meyerbeer was "the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Matthias Brzoska in Grove Music Online.An attractive musical quotation by "The Father of Grand Opera." 1 page (ca. 106 x 116 mm.). No date. In black ink on hand-ruled paper. Four measures from the overture of Meyerbeer's opéra-comique, Le pardon de Ploërmel. Notated in treble clef on 2 staves. In 6/8 time with a key signature of two sharps. With a tempo marking ("Presto") not found in published sources (which read "Allegro animato"). "With Mr. Engel's compliments" to verso.Creased at central fold; trimmed, not affecting quotation or signature; verso with occasional light soiling and staining.Together with:A bust-length cabinet card photograph of Meyerbeer by Th. Prümm, being a lithographic portrait based on a photograph by Pierre Petit, published in Berlin by E.H. Schroeder Hermann Kaiser. Ca. 167 x 108 mm. Slightly worn.

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