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        A Tale of Two Cities.

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo (210 x 132 mm). Bound in modern red half morocco, green morocco label to spine, gilt compartments and raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally fresh with just a little faint sporadic foxing, plates very clean; an excellent copy, attractively bound. First edition in book form, first issue, with page 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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        On the Origin of Species A substantial collection of 45 articles chiefly published between 1839 and 1900 relating to Darwin's most famous works, from the Beagle Voyages through to 1st publication of the Origin and onto Descent

      1859. First Edition. Disbound. Full list and photographs available on request. Includes key articles by William Wilberforce, Richard Owen, Henry Holland, Basil Hall, H. Fawcett, St George Mivart, E.Ray Lancester, George J. Romanes, and others. Four articles from 1859 or earlier (incl. Holland & Hall), four articles from 1860 reviewing the Origin of Species (incl. Wilberforce, Morris & Owen), a further five from the 1860s, and twenty seven from 1871 to 1900 (incl. Froude, St George Mivart, Cook, Wace, Campbell, Newton, Kropotkin, & Romanes), with just five from 1901 or later. All first editions. All disbound from individual journals (40 are 19th century) and not re-bound. Approx. 1080 pages in total. In very clean condition, one or two with a very light library stamp, and no notable foxing, nor browning, nor brittleness. Many are complete gathers and will easily enough re-sew should you choose to re-bind them. Full list and photographs of each item available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 1080 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Darwin Collection; Biology; NOT FOR OTHER ABE; 19th century; Inventory No: 168806. .

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      London, 1859. 20th-century three-quarter black morocco and cloth, spine gilt, leather labels. Minor toning and foxing. Very good. "The author, after four years study of art in Europe, returned to Canada filled with the determination to fulfill an early formed design of executing a series of drawings, of scenes in Indian life. To accomplish this, he traversed, almost alone, the territories of the Red River Settlement; the valley of the Saskatchewan; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River; the shores of Puget Sound, and Vancouver's Island. The book is a transcript of his daily journal, thrown into the narrative form; and the beautiful engravings are copies of the labors of his pencil" - Field. Kane travelled west with Sir George Simpson in 1846 and extensively toured Oregon Territory in 1847, returning to Canada the following year. An accomplished artist, his work is now recognized as including some of the most significant illustrations of North American aboriginal life from this period. The handsome lithographic plates add luster to the book. The map illustrates Kane's route through the Hudson Bay territory.

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        Improved Sanitary arrangement of Receiving Basins and Dumping Stations At the Termini of Sewers at River Fronts

      New York: N. Y. State Senate, 1859. unbound. Diagram. Lithograph. Image measures 9.25" x 14.5". Comes with report and Viele map. This diagram describes the improvements to the sanitary arrangements in New York City. Includes four diagrams featuring receiving basin and dumping stations, including a longitudinal section (with illustration of horse drawn wagon at street level), the end view, plan of receiving basin and top view of dock. This diagram was included in the 1859 N.Y. State Senate's "Report on the Sanitary Condition of the City of New York". In good condition with minor wear along folds. Sold together with the Viele and the N.Y. State senate report.

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      Triest u. Wien, 1859-1871. Zus. 11 S., Kl.-8° u. 8°. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Scherzer beteiligte sich 1857 bis 1859 an der Novara-Expedition als Expeditionsschreiber und (dem Kapitän Wüllerstorff untergeordneter) Handelsdelegierter. Nach seiner Rückkehr wurde er in den Ritterstand erhoben und 1866 zum Ministerialrat im Handelsministerium ernannt. 1869 begleitete er die österreichische Expedition nach Ostasien, von 1872 bis 1875 war er Generalkonsul in Smyrna, von 1875 bis 1878 in London, von 1878 bis 1884 in Leipzig und von 1884 bis 1896 in Genua. Seinen Förderer Erzherzog Ferdinand Max warnte er als guter Kenner des Landes vor dem mexikanischen Abenteuer. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Scherzer, Schrötter, Novara, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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      Saul Solomon and Co. Ptg. Off., Cape Town 1859 - Octavo, blue wrappers, xiii+20 pp. , uncut, extremely fine condition; Original printed blue wrappers. Pages uncut. Extremely fine condition. "REPORT of the SELECT COMMITTEE of the HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, appointed on the 12th April, 1859, to take into CONSIDERATION that portion of the GOVERNOR'S SPEECH which relates to the subject of PROVIDING ADDITIONAL GUARANTEES for the SECURITY of the public against any evils likely to arise from the continued presence of KAFIRS in the COLONY. " ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiii, 20 pages [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Straßburg, Paris u. Jerusalem, 1859-1878. Zus. 51 S., 8° u. 4°. „Alphonse wurde als Sohn einer reichen jüdischen Bankiersfamilie in Straßburg geboren. Nach einem Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und Literatur in Paris arbeitete er als Rechtsanwalt und Bankier in der Firma seines Onkels. Im Jahr 1841 wurde Alphonse Ratisbonne mit der Tochter seines ältesten Bruders verlobt. Die Ehe wurde allerdings, weil das Mädchen erst 16 Jahre alt war, noch aufgeschoben und Alphonse Ratisbonne unternahm eine Reise in den Orient. Sein Weg führte ihn auch in die Stadt Rom, wo er mehr durch Zufall die Kirche St. Andrea delle Fratte betrat und dort in einer Lichterscheinung Maria sah. Nach diesem Erlebnis konvertierte er mit seiner Taufe in einer Jesuitenkirche zum christlichen Glauben. Am 20. Juni 1842 trat er als Novize in die Gesellschaft Jesu in St. Acheul ein. Schon ab dem Jahr 1843 unterstützte er seinen Bruder Théodore Ratisbonne bei der Gründung der Kongregation der Sionsschwestern. In St. Acheul erhielt Alphonse am 20. September 1847 oder 1848 die Weihe zum Priester. Er trat in den Jesuitenorden ein und war als Missionar tätig. Alphonse Ratisbonne trat nach einigen Jahren mit der Erlaubnis Papst Pius IX. wieder aus dem Jesuitenorden aus und wurde Mitglied der Brüder Unserer Lieben Frau von Sion, wo er sich für die Bekehrung der Muslime und Juden mit Hilfe karitativer, geistlicher und erzieherischer Mittel einsetzte. Im Jahr 1855 zog er mit der Kongregation der Sionsschwestern nach Jerusalem um und ließ dort für die Schwestern im Jahr 1856 am Ecce-Homo-Bogen ein großes Klostergebäude errichten, das auch eine Schule und ein Waisenhaus für Mädchen erhielt. Außerhalb der Stadt Jerusalem ließ er im Jahr 1860 das Waisenhaus St. Johann an einem Berg bei En Kerem und eine weitere Kirche errichten. Das später erbaute Waisenhaus St. Peter in der Nähe des Jaffatores war für Jungen bestimmt und hatte eine angeschlossene Schule“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein Brief von Ratisbonnes Bruder Theodore (1802-1884; 4 S., 8°), der, von Alphonse ermutigt, 1843 die Kongregation „Unsere Liebe Frau von Sion“ gründete. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Ratisbonne, Alphonse (auch Marie-Alphonse), Jerusalem, Mislin, Marie Théodore, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        SALT PRINT PHOTOGRAPH.; Pho. by Black & Batchelder, 173 Washington St. Boston. From the Original, taken for Dr. Webb

      Boston: Black & Batchelder, 1859. 1st printing thus. Facsimile signature of Brown underneath the portrait. Publisher's original deluxe, embossed black full-leather binding. AEG. Pale yellow eps. Photograph yellowed & faded. Mount chipped at top & right edge. Good, at best.. Salt print: 7-1/2" x 5-1/4" (oval). Mount: 12-7/8" x 11" (oval). Brown infamous for the Harper's Ferry raid, ultimately resulting in his capture & execution by hanging, December 2, 1859. Offered here a salt print, three quarter length portrait of John Brown, which reproduces a daguerreotype attributed to Martin M. Lawrence. A prior owner note states this photograph issued by Batchelder was done so with Brown's concurrence & authorization.

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        NEGROES FOR SALE [caption title]

      Lewisburg, Tn., 1859. Old fold lines. Repaired with tissue at folds on verso. Lightly foxed. Some splitting at folds, repaired with tissue, minor losses at fold corners. About very good. A rare slave sale broadside for a sale in Lewisburg, Tennessee, a town directly south of Nashville, about half way to the Georgia border. The broadside reads in part: "By virtue of a decree in Chancery Court at Lewisburg at its February Term 1859, in the case of Moses Thompson et als vs Allen McDaniel et als; I will on the 4th day of April next, (being County Court day) at the Court House door in Lewisburg sell a negro woman and her two children, sold as belonging, to the estate of Francis McDaniel. Full particulars made known on the day of sale." Terms are provided below, offering credit "except 35 or 40 Dollars to be paid in cash." By their very nature, slave sale broadsides are ephemeral and thus scarce. Such pieces were hung in public places and then torn down and discarded when the sale was over. Not in Hummel, and evidently unrecorded.

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        Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a...

      1859. A Case of Arson in Gloucester, Massachusetts [Trial]. Looker-on in Vienna. Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a Systematic Attempt to Mislead the Public Mind, And Create a False Sympathy in Behalf of Convicted Incendiaries. [Gloucester, MA: S.n.], 1859. 20 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling and negligible edgewear, rear wrapper lacking, light toning to text. $650. * Only edition. Marshall and Ross (we are never given their first names) were a tenant and hired hand of a Mr. Niles, a farmer. They were convicted of arson after Niles's barns were destroyed by fire. This verdict seemed unfair and the defense attorney petitioned successfully for an appeal. Published in the weeks leading up to the second trial, this pamphlet offers an argument for their conviction. An interesting case, it is also a fine record of the social setting of criminal law in small-town New England in the mid-nineteenth century. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Missouri). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1140.

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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. Good

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        Glanures entomologiques ou recueil de notes monographiques, descriptions, critiques, remarques et synonymies diverses, 2 cahiers en 1 vol.

      - Deyrolle, Paris, 1859/60 ;; in-12, relié 1 planche N&B en frontispice, 60 pp., pp. 61-164, demi-toile moderne, pièce de titre de cuir noir, couvertures conservées (manque le 2° plat du 1° cahier). Très bon état, hommage de l'auteur à Mr. Chevrolat en page de titre, de toute rareté ! Horn & Schenkling 11054, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COURT OF DEATH FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTING, BY REMBRANDT PEALE [caption title] [with:] THE COURT OF DEATH BY REMBRANDT PEALE [printed receipt for the purchase of the engraving]

      New York, 1859. Minor toning and soiling, small tear at bottom edge. Very good. Large print of Rembrandt Peale's famous painting, "The Court of Death," lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Rembrandt Peale was the most accomplished son of the great American portrait painter, Charles Willson Peale. The painting, "The Court of Death," was the most ambitious of his works, full 24 by 13 feet in size. Completed in 1820, it was displayed for a number of years at the Baltimore Peale Museum and then toured to other cities up through the time of the Civil War. By 1859 the painting had been sold to Gardiner Quincy Colton, who published it in the present format and sold the prints for the low price of $1. Noted scholar Peter C. Marzio wrote: "Peale himself, normally haughty and querulous, provided a model of understated endorsement of the lithograph, writing shortly before his death [to Tristram Coffin on July 3, 1860], 'The drawing is correct, and the Colouring (considering the difficulty of the process & its cheapness) gives a good general idea of the painting.'" Marzio further adds that this lithograph is among his favorites, due to its importance in Peale's brilliant career not only as an artist, but as a popularizer of art, noting: "The painting is historically important as a very popular touring picture." This example is accompanied by a printed and illustrated receipt for the purchase of one print. The receipt "entitles the holder to an ownership of One Share in the original Painting, valued at $25,000; which will be disposed of, as soon as 100,000 Engravings are taken, in such manner as they, the associated owners, shall determine." The receipt has a portrait of Peale on one end and of George Washington on the other. In a contemporary prospectus for the print, the publisher touts the obvious truth that more profit could be made by selling 100,000 prints at the low price of $1 than could be achieved by selling 5,000 prints at $5. In addition to increasing his profit margins, Colton clearly hoped to sell more prints based on the idea of buying into a share of the painting. A pair of items illustrating the distinct link between art and commerce.

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      New York, 1859. 16mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, neatly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Cloth lightly rubbed and a bit stained, corners bumped. In five instances page numbers have been neatly written or overwritten in ink. Very clean internally. Very good, with the maps in especially nice condition. In a half morocco box. A rare Colorado gold rush guide book with three important maps of the region. The text contains an account of the Kansas region, descriptions of the various routes, information on the gold discoveries in the Rockies, and advice on outfitting a trip to the gold fields. "Pre- emption" laws relate to land claims and are treated in an appendix. The first two maps, on one sheet and both outlined in color, are "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas. Showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region." The third map is "Military Map of Parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota by Lieut. G.K. Warren from Explorations made by him in 1855-57." The second and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana, and as far west as Salt Lake. "The authors were correspondents for eastern newspapers. Redpath, a rabid abolitionist, came to Kansas Territory soon after it was established. Hinton came in 1856 as a correspondent for the BOSTON TRAVELLER" - Dary. Many of the advertisements at the rear are for rail routes to the Pike's Peak gold region. The Eberstadts describe this guide book as the "original 'Pike's Peak or Bust' overland guide.

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        Gesamtansicht von Stadt und Hafen ('La Rochelle Vue prise du Café Arrigon - La Rochelle Vista tomada del Cafe Arrigon').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. Philippe Benoist & Chapuy aus Ports De Mer D' Europe . b. L. Turgis in Paris, dat. 1859, 40,6 x 74,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and his Companions. First edition.

      London, john Murray, 1859, - lg. in-8vo, frontispiece + XVII + 403 p., illustrated + 4 maps, small legacy stamp ?Guggisberg?, original publisher?s blue pictorial clothbound, spine a bit darkened, light wear at spine ends. Very good copy. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        La Légende des siècles. Première série: Les petites épopées.

      Bruxelles, Editions Hetzel - Meline, Cans et Cie, 1859. - 2 volume in-8°, XIX-272; 270p. Edition originale. Cette édition interdite pour la France est parue selon Michaud en même temps que l'édition de Leipzig, soit avant le tirage effectué pour la France. Rousseurs affectant les premiers et derniers feuillets de chaque volume, coiffe du premier volume abîmée, autrement bon exemplaire. Fort peu courant. Reliures demi-chagrin marron, dos à faux-nerfs, titre doré. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Washington, 1859. Large, thick quarto. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Scattered tanning and foxing, but a clean, very good set. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. 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 150 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," and here present in fine state; as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery. This set is also noteworthy for having the folding colored "Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi River," by James Hall, which is bound between parts one and two in the first volume, and which is not always present. In this set, the first volume is the Senate issue of the Report, while the second volume is the House issue.

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        On the Origin of Species. A substantial collection of 45 articles chiefly published between 1839 and 1900 relating to Darwin's most famous works, from the Beagle Voyages through to 1st publication of the Origin and onto Descent

      1859, Disbound, First Edition. Full list and photographs available on request. Includes key articles by William Wilberforce, Richard Owen, Henry Holland, Basil Hall, H. Fawcett, St George Mivart, E.Ray Lancester, George J. Romanes, and others. Four articles from 1859 or earlier (incl. Holland & Hall), four articles from 1860 reviewing the Origin of Species (incl. Wilberforce, Morris & Owen), a further five from the 1860s, and twenty seven from 1871 to 1900 (incl. Froude, St George Mivart, Cook, Wace, Campbell, Newton, Kropotkin, & Romanes), with just five from 1901 or later. All first editions. All disbound from individual journals (40 are 19th century) and not re-bound. Approx. 1080 pages in total. In very clean condition, one or two with a very light library stamp, and no notable foxing, nor browning, nor brittleness. Many are complete gathers and will easily enough re-sew should you choose to re-bind them. Full list and photographs of each item available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 1080 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Darwin Collection; Biology; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 168806.

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        FORT RANDALL, N.T. [manuscript title]

      Fort Randall, Nebraska Territory, 1859. Several small chips in the outer margin, not affecting the image. Central vertical fold. Several closed tears, expertly mended on verso. The colors are bright and vibrant. In very good condition overall. Matted. An outstanding depiction of Fort Randall in Nebraska Territory in 1859, painted by the talented German- American artist, Anton Schonborn (d. 1871), while he was touring the area as part of the Yellowstone Expedition of 1859, commanded by Captain William F. Raynolds. The fort was located on the Missouri River, in an area of Nebraska Territory that is just north of the boundary into present- day South Dakota. Schonborn's watercolor is a rare, attractive, and important view of this significant western outpost. The Raynolds Expedition was authorized in April, 1859, and its mission was to explore the area along the Yellowstone River and its tributaries. The party was to ascertain information regarding the Indians dwelling in the region, gauge the agricultural and mineral resources of the area, study its topographical features, and report on its suitability for possible railroad routes and military outposts, and as a route for emigrants. Anton Schonborn was the artist and meteorologist on the expedition. The Raynolds Expedition departed St. Louis in late May, 1859 (which likely explains the inked date at the bottom of this scene), and arrived at Fort Randall on the Missouri River on June 13th. Schonborn may well have preceded the main party, and so spent time waiting at the fort, allowing him to create this fine watercolor. The fort, under the command of Captain C.S. Lovell, was garrisoned by four companies of the 2d Infantry. The Raynolds party, when it arrived, spent a day at Fort Randall before proceeding further up the river. Fort Randall was established on June 26, 1856 to provide protection to settlers and explorers along the Missouri River, in Nebraska Territory. The post also deterred white explorers from trespassing on Indian reservations, and was an Army supply depot for the upper Missouri River. The site for Fort Randall was selected by General William S. Harney, and was named for Colonel Daniel Randall, Deputy Paymaster General of the Army. Construction of the fort began in August 1856 and consisted of twenty-four buildings, housing 500 soldiers. The fort protected lands between the Platte River in central Nebraska and Missouri River to the north - and the area's fur traders - as well as escorting wagon trains of settlers and explorers across the plains. At the time the Raynolds expedition visited Fort Randall, it was the northernmost United States fort on the Missouri River. Schonborn's watercolor is unsigned, though clearly his work, given the style of the image, the German script of the captions, and the time and place at which it was executed. The birds-eye view from the other side of the Missouri River shows that the fort had grown substantially in the three years since its construction. More than three dozen buildings are shown, as well as several other smaller structures. Several of the buildings are identified in manuscript, including the hospital, guard house, quartermaster's stores, and the house of the fort's trader, or sutler. All of these buildings are shown on the periphery of the camp, the main part of which is made up of a series of large buildings (with smaller buildings just outside) forming a long rectangular shape surrounding a flagpole with a fully-colored American flag at full staff. Several of these dwellings are identified with the names of soldiers (almost certainly officers), including Lee, Hendershott, Lord, Lyon, Drake, Davidson, Crawford, Wessells, Long, and Gardner. A row of trees along the Missouri obscures several smaller buildings, and a steamboat is shown on the river. The name of the boat appears to be "Mink," and a steamboat by that name is known to have plied the waters of the Missouri at that time. Possibly it was the boat that brought Schonborn upriver. Anton Schonborn was one of the most impressive topographic artists to work the American western frontier. His first known work was with the Raynolds Yellowstone expedition in 1859, and his last in 1870. He committed suicide in Omaha in 1871. Of his relatively few known works, most are western military posts, made while on inspection tours with top military commanders such as Raynolds (a general after the Civil War), and William Tecumseh Sherman. "Schonborn left invaluable pictorial and social-historic documents of military posts" - Trenton and Hassrick. His pictures involve "no rearrangement of elements...They reflect concern for detail and precision...The use of watercolor wash is subdued and is applied with a skillful tonality...Their charm lies in their directness and immediacy" - Stenzel. Finally, in the official report of the Raynolds Expedition, published in 1868, there is a brief report by First Lieutenant John Mullins, who was a member of the Raynolds party. Mullins praised Schonborn for his efforts in gathering meteorological data and, with regard to Schonborn's art, wrote that "his life-like views of the country speak for themselves." The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, locates a total of fourteen works of art by Schonborn. Our more recent census finds twenty-seven pieces. Fifteen of those works are in the permanent collections of three institutions: Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, Wyoming), and Beinecke Library at Yale University. Within those collections are eleven scenes in the Wyoming Territory, including views of Fort Laramie. The great collector of Western Americana, William Robertson Coe, donated his Schonborn pictures to Yale more than fifty years ago, while the Schonborn watercolors at the Amon Carter Museum were purchased in a single portfolio in the 1960s. The Schonborns owned by the Buffalo Bill Museum were purchased at auction in 1991. This firm handled two very fine Schonborn watercolors of Fort Laramie and Laramie Peak in the late 1990s. Aside from a group of four rather ordinary Schonborn watercolors of Kansas that sold in 2007, those are the only other Schonborns we know of on the market since 1991. An outstanding and beautifully rendered watercolor of an important Western fort on the eve of the Civil War.

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        De Handelingen van Sir James Brooke op Borneo,: getoetst aan de officiele Engelsche Bescheiden en de bestaande Traktaten.

      Haarlem J.J. Weeveringh 1859 - A contemporary and critical account in Dutch of James Brooke's activities in Borneo. A very good copy recently bound in quarter calf, marbled boards. Original front wrapper, a little frayed at edges, bound in.

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        Ansicht von Moers und seinen hervorragendsten Gebäuden'.

      - Lithographie in Brauntönen mit Goldrand v. J.A. Steinkamp in Duisburg b. J.W. Spaarmann in Moers, um 1859, 29 x 39 Knupp-Uhlenhaut; Ansichten von Moers 1590-1990, S. 18. - Mittig Gesamtansicht von der Südostseite ('Mörs von der Südostseite') umgeben vom Seminar, Krankenhaus Bethanien (dat. 1852), kath. Kirche, Filder Erziehungsanstalt, Schloß, Terstegens Geburtshaus, Irren-Anstalt u. Rathaus mit Evangl. Kirche u. Adolfinum (Gymnasium). - Extrem selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The war in Italy with a descriptive narrative by the author of "the times" letters from the allied camp."

      Day and Son,, London, 1859 - Cm. 29, pp. viii, 72. Bell'antiporta figurata, due carte geografiche (Magenta e Solferino) e 39 tavole in litografia a colori (ciascuna protetta da velina). Elegante legatura editoriale in piena percallina rossa con piatto anteriore e dorso interamente decorati in oro. Tagli in oro. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione e con la legatura assai fresca. Classica opera che illustra i fatti del Risorgimento italiano. Le vedute riguardano i luoghi delle principali azioni militari e delle battaglie (Solferino, Magenta, Peschiera, Varese, Fermo, ecc.). Cfr. Cremonini 165. Non comune.

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      - This important manuscript is one of the finest surviving original cartographic artifacts of the Banjarmasin War (1859 – 1863), a conflict during which the Netherlands asserted her colonial power over Southeastern Kalimantan (Borneo). While the map’s author remains anonymous, the carefully drafted manuscript map was based on original reconnaissance conducted by the Dutch East Indian Army during the conflict. Is thus one of the earliest maps to detail the interior of the southeastern portion of the phenomenally rugged interior of the vast island of Borneo. The map was clearly drafted by an officer who had close proximity to the Dutch high command towards the later part of the war, as the map features incredibly detailed and militarily sensitive information, then only available to a well-placed participant in the conflict. The map is clearly a working manuscript intended to be employed for planning military operations in the field during the heady latter days of the conflict. The map is dominated by the Barito River Basin, which flows in a generally southerly direction from deep in the interior of Borneo down into the Java Sea. The region around the basin comprises the traditional territory of the Sultanate of Banjarmasin, a state with which the Dutch had maintained a relationship (of a various nature) for over 250 years. On the map, Banjarmasin is shown divided into various Dutch political jurisdictions (the sultanate was formally annexed and dissolved by the Dutch in 1860), while the various overlaying jurisdictions, labelled with Roman numerals, refer to military sub-districts, with the grater military districts divided by double intermittent red lines. The delineation of the region’s complex river systems is very thorough and broadly accurate, even if not generally based on precise scientific measurements. Numerous towns and villages are labelled, as the Dutch, by this time, had extended their control deep into the interior. The chain of locations hosting a Dutch military presence is distinguished by the appearance the Netherlands’ tricolour flag. Importantly, labelled, in the upper centre of the map, is the route of the decisive operation of the war, Lieutenant-Colonel Verspyck’s march through the jungle to Bayan Begok, which occurred in October-November 1862. The map does not feature a title or legend and is not signed, likely because it was intended to be used in the field by the mapmaker and his associates, who naturally had no need for such information to be added to the map. All original manuscript maps made in what is today Indonesia are extremely rare, and the present map is remarkable in that it contemporarily records an important historical event. It is thus an extraordinary and unique artifact of both Indonesian and Dutch colonial history. Early Relations between the Netherlands and Banjarmasin The Banjarmasin War and the Dutch expansionist policies in Kalimantan must be regarded within their greater historical context. The Dutch East India Company (known as the VOC, or, formally, the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie), was founded in 1602 as a commercial enterprise interested in profit, as opposed to gaining political power in and of itself. Establishing its headquarters in the Indonesian Archipelago at Batavia (Jakarta), in 1619, it attempted to maintain a limited footprint while extracting as great a yield as possible from the islands’ immense wealth in spices, precious woods and minerals. The Company tended to restrict its operations to fortified coastal bases and only fought wars (and preferably those of a limited scope) when they felt that their economic interests were directly threatened (wars were, of course, very expensive). While these operations resulted in sometimes exceedingly aggressive actions on the part of the VOC and their allies, this was usually done in pursuit of treasure, and not territory. Apart from the areas immediately around major VOC settlements, the vast majority of the Indonesian Arch

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        Some Historical Notices of Cochin on the Malabar Coast.

      Cottayam: C.M. Press,, 1859. Octavo (pp. 44). Late 19th century green sand-grain cloth, gilt lettered front cover, blue original printed wrappers bound in. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 2 similar plates, 2 lithographic plans coloured in outline. Wrappers somewhat stained and with some minor chipping, pale dampstain to fore-margin of frontispiece and title. First edition and rare: OCLC locates just 5 copies and the copy at the British Library is the only one in British and Irish institutional libraries; no copy is recorded at auction. Possibly a presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the verso of the front wrapper: "With T.W's best regards". Thomas Whitehouse was a minister of the Government Church at Cochin. He writes in a breezy style, opening his brief history: "In the year A.D. 1500, the good folks living in the cocoanut topes which fringe the sea coast boundaries of the Cochin Rajah's Dominions, had their curiosity excited (so far as the enervating effects of a tropical sun in Lat. 10 degrees N. would admit) by the unusual sight of a fleet of ten or twelve strange looking ships, sailing towards the south, hugging the shore as much as they could with safety, and evidently looking out for a favourable haven". This is also a fragile survival from the Christian Mission Press that was established at Cottayam (or Kottayam) in the 1820s by the Yorkshire-born missionary Benjamin Baily.

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        Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic.

      William Blackwood and Sons 1859-1860, Edinburgh and London - Volume 1: Half-title + Series TP + TP + [vii]-xvi = Preface + [xvii]-xix = Contents + [1]-444 + [445]-[446] = Publisher's Advertisements + [1]-14 = Publisher's Advertisements; Volume 2: Half-title + Series TP + TP + [vii]-x = Contents + [1]-568; Volume 3: Half-title + Series TP + TP + [vii]-ix = Preface + [xi]-xiv = Contents + [1]-468 + [1]-[16] = Publisher's Advertisements; Volume 4: Half-title + Series TP + TP + [v] = Errata + [vii]-x = Contents + [1]-510; Octavo. First Editions. Sir William Hamilton's Most Important Work.Hamilton's most important work, these volumes were posthumously published, the two volumes on Metaphysics appeared in 1859 and the two Logic volumes in 1860. His only other published work was "Discussions on Philosophy and Literature, Education and University Reform" in 1852. Hamilton, the Scottish philosopher and logician, was appointed to the chair of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in 1836. Hamilton - who the Encyclopedia of Philosophy characterizes as "a man of stupendous erudition" - was strongly influenced by Immanuel Kant and Thomas Reid. In his "A History of Philosophy in America", Bruce Kuklick claims a pivotal role for Hamilton: "By the 1830's German ideas were making inroads at the American colleges. Many Germans immigrating to the United States had read German philosophy directly. Additionally, a trickle of American students returned from Germany with Kantian theories, and translations of German works were periodically published. Most important was the philosophy, in English, of Sir William Hamilton. Although Kant and the Scots had a single enemy in Hume, they still disagreed. Was the noumenal world, that of things in themselves, known? Kant said no, the Scots yes. In the middle of the nineteenth century Hamilton adjudicated this quarrel. An erudite Scottish thinker, Hamilton made German thought relevant to British debate. On the East Coast of the United States his reputation lay in joining the German and Scottish positions. But in welcoming Hamilton the Americans took the first step in transforming collegiate philosophy." (Kuklick, pp. 64-5) Original embossed burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spines. The first two volumes identified on the spines a "Metaphysics" and the final two as "Logic". A really lovely and well-preserved set. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Manuel Pratique des Jardins d'Enfants de Frédèric Froebel, A l'Usage des Institutrices et des Mères de Famille; compose sur les Documents Allemands. Avec une Introduction de Madame La Baronne de Marenholtz.

      F. Claassen,, Bruxelles, 1859 - Cm. 22,5, pp. 204 + 14 di partiture musicali. Bell'antiporta illustrata, tre tavole che illustrano varie attività infantili e 78 tavole (numerate da 1 a 78) con innumerevoli esempi e pattern per bambini. Il tutto in litografia (di cui 12 stampate in blu). Legatura coeva in mezza tela con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, senza difetti. Edizione originale, rara, di quest'opera che tratta delle teorie e dei metodi educativi di Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel (1782-1852), da considerare il creatore dell'asilo infantile come forma educativa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opere. Riordinate ed illustrate da Alessandro De Giorgi. Con annotazioni la vita dell'autore l'indice delle definizioni e dottrine comprese nelle opere ed un saggio critico e analitico sulle leggi naturali dell'ordine morale per servire d'introduzione ed analisi nelle medesime. Vol. I - Scritti filosofici. Vol. II - Scritti storico-filosofici e letterari. Vol. III - Condotta e ragione civile delle acque. Vol. IV - Economia politica e statistica. Voll. V e VI - Scritti su il diritto filosofico. Vol. VII - Scritti sul diritto penale. Vol. VIII - Scienza delle costruzioni e saggio sulle leggi naturali dell'ordine morale

      Salvatore Di Marzo (poi Palermo Giuseppe Pedone Lauriel e Napoli Giuseppe Marghieri) 1859-1877, Palermo - Tagli spruzzati. Abrasioni ai dorsi e lungo i margini dei piatti difetto ad alcune cerniere con naturali fioriture e bruniture sparse Le diverse opere dei primi 3 volumi sono illustrate con belle incisioni a piena pagina nel testo o in tavole fuori testo di cui molte grandi ripiegate riproducenti (a seconda dell'opera) dimostrazioni geometriche saggi di calligrafia del Romagnosi carte geografiche reperti archeologici simboli e divinità delle antiche civiltà indiana e messicana lo zodiaco indiano piantine di questioni inerenti ai corsi d'acqua. XIV + 1060 + 6 tavv. grandi ripiegate f.t. 994 + 14 tavv. f.t. di cui 6 grandi ripiegate 1078 con 36 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 grandi ripiegate 846 + (1) 1265 1408 1080 742 p. 8 voll in-8 m.pelle titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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      Published by Virtue, Emmins & Co. [Savage & McCrae, Stereotypers], [1859], New York: - Three volumes: each with original, separately published issues of 32pp. Each issue is stitched in original printed, pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Fifty consecutively numbered Parts, LACKING Parts 16, 21, 29, 32, and 48. Pagination: 516 [Colonial and Revolutionary Battles, ending in Part 17]; 512 [Revolutionary Battles and the War of 1812, ending in Part 33]; 560, [12] pages [War of 1812 and the Mexican War, ending in Part 50], Bound in at the end of Part 50 are title and contents pages for the three separate volumes. The section on Revolutionary Battles begins on page [137] of Part 5. The section on the War of 1812 begins in Part 30, page 413. The section on the Mexican War begins in Part 41, page 267. Occasional wrapper wear [the first Part has a good-sized tear in the rear wrapper]. Very Good. Rare in its separately-issued parts, this is a comprehensive military history of America from Colonial and Revolutionary times through the Mexican War. The original Parts offered here were "Sold Only to Subscribers." With biographies of the important naval and military commanders. The steel engravings are after original designs by F.O.C. Darley, Alonzo Chappel, and others.Not in Sabin, Nicholson, Eberstadt, Decker. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ripetizioni scritte sopra i tre esami del Codice Napoleone contenenti l'esposizione dei principj generali i loro motivi e la soluzione delle quistioni teoriche. Prima versione italiana degli avvocati G. Puglisi e P. Verber. Con annotazioni relative alla legislazione delle Due Sicilie

      Stabilimento Tipografico-Librario dei Fratelli Pedone Lauriel 1859-1863, Palermo - Tassello cartaceo di collocazione ai dorsi, timbro di provenienza ai frontespizi 894 VII + 896 780 p. 3 voll in-8

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        THE VIRGINIANS. A Tale of The Last Century. 24 monthly issues (parts)

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1859 - Yellowish printed wraps. 24 parts. A nice set, despite the described condition impediment. This set is tight, fairly crisp and shows little sign of wear from use. VG-, slight wear to extremities, some pinkish discoloration to the base of about half the issues at the spine base, very light [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE VIRGINIANS A Tale of The Last Century 24 monthly issues (parts)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859. Softbound. VG-, slight wear to extremities, some pinkish discoloration to the base of about half the issues at the spine base, very light. Yellowish printed wraps. 24 parts. A nice set, despite the described condition impediment. This set is tight, fairly crisp and shows little sign of wear from use.

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      BASED ON THE FAMOUS ENGLISH MISSIONARY-PHYSICAN'S WORK [Kyoto 1859, - Tenkodo]. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., 2 vol.set, very clean, bright copy, 35+27 double-folded leaves, 41fine woodcut engravings, 18 x 24. cm., title slips, obscure!FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics. reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1821-1857; The Journal of the Royal Institution; The Philosophical Magazine, and other publications.

      London Richard Taylor and William Francis 1859 - First edition. 8vo. viii, 496pp., 3 engraved plates. One section a little shaken, but otherwise a very good copy in original cloth. --- Regular catalogues are available in the History of Science & Medicine. Please email to receive these. --- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Paris - Dédié á S.M. Napoléon Empereur des Francais.').

      - Stahlstich v. Eduard Willmann b. Brebant in Paris, dat. 1859, 66 x 101 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXXVI, S. 32. (E. Willmann 1820 - Karlsruhe 1877, war Kupferstecher und Schüler von C.L. Frommel. - Nach vorübergehendem Aufenthalt in Darmstadt und London, war er in Paris tätig. - Dort bekam er für das vorliegende Baltt als Anerkennung 1860 die goldene Medaille. Großformatige Vogelschauansicht von Paris. - Im Vordergrund die Kathedrale Notre-Dame. - Unter dem Blatt Dedikation an Napoleon III. - Sehr guter Zustand! Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXXVI, S. 32. (E. Willmann 1820 - Karlsruhe 1877, was an engraver and pupil of C.L. Frommel - After a temporary stay in Darmstadt and London, he worked in Paris - There he got the gold medal for the present view. Elephant folio bird-eye view from Paris. - In the front the Notre Dame cathedrale. - At the bottom dedication to Napoleon III. - Perfect condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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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        Ein Besuch in San Salvador, der Hauptstadt des Königreichs Congo.

      - Ein Beitrag zur Mythologie und Psychologie. Strack, Bremen 1859 (Afrikanische Reisen). XVII, 1 Bl., 365 S., 2 nn. S. Dunkelblaues Originalleinen mit hübscher Gold- und Blindprägung. Teils etwas stockfleckig, Gutes Exemplar. – Im Juni 1857 reiste Bastian nach Kapstadt, wo sich ihm die Gelegenheit zum Besuch der portugiesischen Besitzungen an der Westküste Afrikas bot. Von Ambriz aus drang er nach San Salvador vor, der halbvergessenen Hauptstadt des ehemals berühmten Negerkönigreiches Kongo, wo noch Steinmauerreste von den Kirchen der portugiesischen Missionare zeugten. Bastian gab den ersten neueren Bericht über diese Stadt und sehr brauchbare Daten vom Kongo. – M'banza Kongo ist heute eine Stadt mit etwa 25000 Einwohnern. Sie war die Hauptstadt des Kongoreiches; ihr Name bedeutet 'Königshof Kongo'. Nach der Schlacht von Ambuila, der daraus resultierenden Zerschlagung des Kongoreiches durch Portugal und den darauf folgenden Bürgerkrieg wurde M'banza Kongo 1678 verlassen, 1705 aber von Kimpa Vita und ihren Anhängern wieder besiedelt. Ab 1709 bis zum Ende der portugiesischen Kolonialherrschaft 1975 hieß die Stadt dann San Salvador do Congo . – Henze I, 191 ff.; NDB I, 626 f.; Embacher 26 f.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      St. Petersburg, 6./18 Décembre 1859 - 8vo. 2 Seiten. Schöner Brief an sein Tochter „chère fillette" Pélagie (genannt: Paulinette): „[ ] Je ne t’écris que deux mots aujourd’hui: 1°) Pour t’accuser réception de ta lettre qui, malheureusement, à du faire le détour par Spasskoïe – ce qui l’a retardée de beaucoup.2°) Pour t’annoncer que Viardot (Louis Viardot) est chargé par moi de te remettre 250 francs pour tes étrennes et autres dépenses; et que ta pension mensuelle est portée à 25 francs.3°) Pour te prier de remettre le billet ci-joint - que tu pourras lire – à M. Nicolas Tourguéneff.4°) Pour t’annoncer que ma maladie fait enfin mine de me quitter et que je commence à sortir.5°) Pour te remercier de ta lettre à laquelle je répondrai plus au long, ce que je ne puis faire maintenant, étant accablé de besogne.6°) Pour t’embrasser bien cordialement sur les deux joues et te souhaiter la bonne année – et te dire: à revoir au printemps, Si Dios quiere.[ ]"

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        An einem gedeckten Tisch sitzende Frau im Profil nach rechts, im Hintergrund Vierwaldstätter See mit Hochgebirgskulisse bei Nacht.

      - Aquarell und Pinsel in Schwarz, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert „Emma Bormann Hertenstein 13.7.30.", verso nochmals signiert. 36,7:25,3 cm. Knickfalte links oben, Oberrand etwas unfrisch. Die Ortschaft Hertenstein gehört zur Gemeinde Weggis und liegt am Vierwaldstätter See im Schweizer Kanton Luzern. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Durch die Arbeiten L. Michaleks (1859-1942) u. O. Laskes (1874-1951) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Ab 1913 Studium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Michaleks. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a.1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 Paris, 1932 Prag. 1940-1950 in China, Hongkong, Shanghai sowie Japan, Peking und Tokyo. Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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      Quedlinburg: G. Basse, 1859. contemporary half brown calf with marbled paper covered boards, six raised bands, top edge gilt. small 8vo. contemporary half brown calf with marbled paper covered boards, six raised bands, top edge gilt. iv, 104 pages. Eine Anweisung, schadhafte und beschmutzte Kupferstiche, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle u. von Flecken zu befreien, zu bleichen, zu entfärben, auszubessern und aufzubewahren, sowie Flecken aller Art aus Papier, Pergament, gedruckten Büchern, Papp- und Papierarbeiten u. auf das Sauberste und unfehlbar zu entfernen. Ein Hilfsbuch für Kupferstich-Sammler, Bibliothekare, Zeichner, Maler, Buchbinder, Papparbeter u. Nach dem Französichen bearbeitet. First German edition from the 1858 first edition which was published in Paris. (Mejer 1642). From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Spine faded.

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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. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 - Querformat, Imperial-Folio- ca. 64 x 81 cm.

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        Album de Las Misiones ó Colección Pintoresca de pintura, de costumbres, de reflexiones morales, de aventuras y narraciones interesantes, de cosas curiosas.

      Libreria de Rosa y Bouret, Paris 1859 - In-4 gr. (275x180 mm.), pp. 192. Con 24 tavv. f.t. incise su pietra e finite a mano all'acquerello. Esemplare stupendo impresso su carta forte conservato in una legatura in pieno marocchino rosso a grana fina firmato da Adolphe Bertrand, piatti inquadrati da un triplice ordine di filetti in oro, dorso a nervi con scomparti riccamente dorati, bordura e dentelle alle unghie, tagli in oro. Conservato in custodia. Opera non co­mune che comprende l'attività missionaria dell'autore nel vecchio e nel nuovo mondo. La parte preponderante è dedicata all'America, con relazioni dettagliate di usi, costumi, flora, fauna, organizzazione sociale, economia delle regioni presso New Orleans, montagne rocciose, baia di Hudson, Texas, Kansas, Canada, Patagonia, Brasile. Ampie relazioni si trovano inoltre riguardo a Oceania, Marquesas, Fiji e Tahiti, Africa, Madagascar, Cina, Tibet e Bengala. Bibliogr.: Palau, IV, 137. O' Reilly-Reit­man, 7126. Manca a Forbes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Collectie van 12 pamfletten, deels geillustreerd, betrekking hebbende op de moord op 7 december 1724 op oud-burgemeester G. Rösner en anderen te Thorn in Polen. Voorts drie originele tekeningen betr. de moord op Ds H.J.Hahn te Dresden in 1726.].

      4°, gebonden in leren, met goud bestempelde, band."Knuttel 16641, '42, '45, '46, '47, '48, '49, '50, '52; de overige niet in Knuttel. De problemen in Thorn ontstonden door het feit dat Protestantse kinderen niet wilden knielen voor een processie van de Jezuiten. Deze collectie werd eerder aangeboden door antiquaar Fred. Muller in diens in 1859 verschenen catalogus 'Essai d'une bibliographie Neerlando-Russe' (nr. 343). De band bevat: 1) Getrouw en naauwkeurig verhaal van 't schrikkelijk Treurspel onlangs uytgevoert tot Thorn in Pools Pruissen door het overleg en aanstoken der Jezuiten,... Waar agter is gevoegt het tractaat van vrede den 3 May 1660 tusschen den Koning en de Republicq van Polen ten eenre en de Koning en 't Rijk van Sweeden, ter andere zijde, tot Olivia geslooten. Amsterdam, Joh. de Ruyter, 1725. Met portret, gevouwen kaart en 5 gravures. (Kn. 16642, 80, 24 pp.). 2)Omstandig verhaal van 't plunderen der Jesuite Kerk binnen de stad Thoorn, als mede de wreede sententie die daarop is gevelt,... (Amsterdam) 1725. Den twede druk veel vermeerdert. (Kn. 16641, (8), 36 pp.). 3)Wieruszewski, Petrus Casimirus: De Inwyings Predicatie van de St. Marienkerke te Thorn, Gedaan den 8 December 1724. Amsterdam, Matthys Neuman, 1725. (Kn. 16652, (8), 14 pp.). 4) Lauwerkrans, gevlogten om het hoofd der Godzalige Martelaren, door de woede der Jesuiten omgebragt binnen Thoorn, den 7den van Wintermaand, 1724. Amsterdam, Johannes van Leeuwen, (1725). (Kn. 16648, 24 pp.). 5) Aanspraak aan de Protestante Mogentheden, Tot bescherming van hunne onderdrukte Geloofsgenoten in Polen, En de ellendige Ingezetenen der Stad Thoorn. Amsterdam, Johannes van Leeuwen, (1725). (Kn. 16649, 24 pp.). 6) De Jesuiten en verdere Roomse Geestelyken, In hun eigen aard en wezen ontdekt, en ten toon gesteld op het Toornse Moordschavot. Amsterdam, Johannes van Leeuwen, (1725). (Kn. 16650, 24 pp.). 7) Uitlegging vande Plaat, genaamt: Het Toneel van 't schrikkelijk Treurspel, Uitgevoert door de Jesuiten tot Thoorn, op den 7 December 1724. Utrecht, 1725. Met 1 gevouwen gravure. (niet in Kn., (8) pp.). 8) Agt Afbeeldingen van het bloedigh Treurspel, vertoont binnen Thoorn op 7 December 1724. 8 gravures. 9) Uitgelezene Aanmerkingen over het Thornse Bloedbad of Bedenkingen over het schrikkelyke gevolgen van 't onderdrukken der Protestanten in Polen, In twee Zamenspraken verhandeld tuszen Theophilus en Philometor. Amsterdam, Johannes van Leeuwen, 1725. (niet in Kn., 16 pp.). 10) De Onschuldige Bloetdruypende Voetstappen Op de eerste aankomste van de Hr. Johann: Gottfried Rösner, gewesene hoogloflyke President Burgemeester der Stad Thorn. (Op den 7. December 1724... Onthalst,) in het Ryk der Dooden En deszelfs aanmerkelyke t'Samenspraak met Doctr. Martin Luther... Amsterdam, J. de Ruyter, 1725. (Kn. 16645, 24 pp.). 11) Nieuw Aangekomen en Noodig Vervolg Tot de in het Ryk der Dooden... Amsterdam, J. de Ruyter, 1725. (Kn. 16646, 22 pp.). 12) De Derde Afzending Van de, in het Ryk der Dooden... Amsterdam, J. de Ruyter, 1725. (Kn. 16647, 22 pp.). 13) Drie afbeeldingen vertonende het vermoorden van magister Herman Joachim Hahn, te Dresden 21 mei 1726... 2. Het lyk van Hahn. 3. De grootte van het mes, waermede Hahn doorstoken wiert. 3 originele tekeningen, waarvan 1 gevouwen. De onder 13 genoemde drie pentekeningen zijn gedateerd october, november en december 1726 en zijn gesigneerd R.A.H. wellicht R.A.H(ahn), een zoon? Ze tonen de moord op de predikant H.J. Hahn van de Kruiskerk te Dresden op 21 mei 1726 door de roomsgezinde Frans Laubler, waardoor een oproer ontstond (vergelijk Knuttel 16682). Hierbij: B. Duhr, Jezuiten-gruwelen. Een bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der beschaving, Amsterdam 1900, met op pag. 289-301: Het bloedbad van Thorn."

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 200000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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