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        Confidences d'un prestidigitateur EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris,|imprimé à Blois: Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie,|impression et lithographies Lecesne, 1859. Fine. Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie, impression et lithographies Lecesne, Paris, imprimé à Blois 1859, 13,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Original edition with the covers and title pages on the date of 1859, printed in Blois Lecesne, we've had reports some copies to date in 1858 with the same snack. Binders half sorrow maroquiné mint, back with five nerves decorated with fine jewels and gold striping, parts of title and volume number grief maroquiné black, gold friezes heads and tails, golden initials of a bibliophile tails guards dishes contreplats and marbled paper, blankets (slightly soiled) maintained, modern binding. Rare spots. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale avec les couvertures et les pages de titre à la date de 1859, imprimée à Blois chez Lecesne, on nous a signalé certains exemplaires à la date de 1858 avec la même collation. Reliures en demi chagrin maroquiné menthe, dos à cinq fins nerfs ornés de fleurons et de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de chagrin maroquiné noir, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, initiales dorées d'un bibliophile en queues, plats gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures (légèrement salies) conservées, reliure moderne. Rares rousseurs.

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        Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and Various Parts of the Coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta

      Smith, Elder and Company, London 1859 - Octavo, with five folding maps and eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, a few maps with old tape repairs and subsequent browning; spine sunned, one corner bumped, a little shaken but good in original deep red decorated cloth with gilt spine. First edition: a detailed and informative account of the first trade negotiations between Britain and Japan, with commentary by Sir James Stirling, former Governor of the Swan River colony.The author, John Tronson, was one of the earliest Westerners to visit Japan, which had only recently been opened to Western trade after the visits of Commodore Perry's squadron of 1853-1854, and a Russian contingent sent to Nagasaki under Admiral Poutiatine in 1853. Tronson was an officer on H.M.S. Barracouta, a member of a four vessel squadron sent to Japan under the command of Sir James Stirling, then British Commander-in-Chief for China and the East Indies. Stirling had earlier served in western Australia from 1829 to 1839, commanding the party of energetic colonists who laid the foundations of Fremantle and Perth.Stirling's role as British envoy to the Governor of Nagasaki was a difficult one as Western trading intentions were treated with understandable suspicion and hostility by the Japanese. Tronson describes how the British squadron was politely stalled in Nagasaki harbour for several days before securing an appointment with the Governor; further negotiations concluded a treaty between the two nations allowing British merchants access to Japanese markets. This informative book includes a summary of the longstanding Dutch treaty, significantly adding a commentary by Sir James Stirling on the dissolution of the Dutch monopoly enjoyed for so many years.The author's narrative extends beyond diplomatic discourse to include detailed descriptions of the landscape, religion and day-to-day life of mid nineteenth-century Japan; he shows much interest in the vegetation and horticulture of Nagasaki and surrounds. Although the primary focus of the work is on the Japanese treaty, the expedition also visited Hong Kong and the Chinese coast, encountering pirates at Kuhlan before proceeding to Avatska Bay in Kamtschatka. The squadron then sailed further north to asses the extent of Russian naval activity, whaling and trading off Siberia, important information as Britain was at war with Russia in the Crimea at the time.This book contains five finely engraved maps, including a detailed chart of Nagasaki harbour and surrounding islands. Hill, 1716. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Queen of Hearts

      Hurst & Blackett, London 1859 - First edition. [ii], iii, [i], 314; [ii], 359, [1]; [ii], 307, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. A collection of ten short stories connected by a framing narrative. "Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway" features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction. Parrish & Miller pp. 33-35; Sadleir 603; Wolff 1373; Queen's Quorum 3; Glover & Greene 80 Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Light wear to spines, repair to one spine label [ii], iii, [i], 314; [ii], 359, [1]; [ii], 307, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Full leather. 754 pp., no ads. First American Edition. Good condition, with wear commensurate to age. Retains much original character, though several professional repairs evident, such as at edge of boards, base of spine, binding, and replaced headband (in which twine was used). Scuffing and discoloration to leather. Previous owner name in ink to front paste down, erased pencil notations to rear endsheets. Staining to prelims, pages show sporadic foxing. First American edition of this immensely influential work.

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        Laws of the Territory of Oregon, Enacted During the Tenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly, Begun December 6, 1858; Concluded January 22, 1859

      Salem, Oregon.: Asahel Bush.. 1859.. 47+118+7pp, index, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly soiled with short edge tears and small areas of paper loss to edges, loss to upper fore-edge corner of back cover and a little chipping to the upper edge of the last page of the booklet, ink notation on back cover, impressions from circular seals (?) on back cover and last dozen or so pages, faint scattered foxing throughout, otherwise a clean intact volume. A very scarce territorial booklet with laws relating to Territorial Roads, Acts of Incorporation (Oregon City, Cascade Mountain Wagon Road Company, etc.), Convicts and Penitentiary, Bridges, "Tax on Chinamen Mining in Oregon", Divorces, and other matters. This document, listed on OCLC as held only by the University of Michigan Law Library, is an important recording of Oregon Law prior to statehood. The ink notation on the back cover reads: "Filed, May 20th, 1859 R.B. Morford Auditor, A.B. McIlwain J.P." .

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        Die Preußische Monarchie

      . Nach den zuverlässigen Quellen geographisch, statistisch, topographisch und historisch ausführlich und übersichtlich dargestellt. Ein Handbuch für Staats- und Communalbehörden, so wie zum Privatgebrauch. Nicolaische, Bln., 1859. XXII S./1006 S., original Halbleder (oberes Rückenkapital mit Klebeband bezogen/bst. u. berieben/Vorsatz erneuert/etwas stockfl.).

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        Atlas de l'histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire.

      Paulin, Paris 1859 - Frontespizio: Dressé et dessiné sous la direction de M. Thiers. Gravé sur acier par Dyonnet. In-folio, pp. 150 ca. n.n. completamente occupate da 66 carte geografiche incise su acciaio di cui 2 a col. e 4 a doppia pag. Leg. post. mz. pl. con tit. e fregi tip. filettati oro impressi al ds., piatti su carta marmorizzata rossa, sguardie su carta da zucchero, bross. orig. non conservate. Fioriture diffuse, lievi spellature alla leg.

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        ON KAIKO YOKOHAMA NO ZU: A PICTURE MAP OF THE OPENING OF YOKOHAMA BAY.

      SUPERB EARLY MAP OF 1859 - YOKOHAMA BAY & THE AMERICAN FACTORY[Japan 1859]. Large single sheet woodblock printed colormap of Yokohama harbour, 67 x 46 cm., very good, a bit ofminor foxing, top margin bit soiled, otherwise the map isvery good, hand-printed by hand-carved woodblocks. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to Translate the Inscription on the Rosetta Stone [SIGNED]

      Philadelphia: Philomathean Society, 1859. Hardcover. Very good. Second edition. Original red cloth with gilt sphinx on front and rear boards. Moderate general external wear, including rubbing to edges, with small loss of cloth at lower spine; corners rubbed and bumped. Binding sound, hinges secure, text clean. One of a small number of copies with original (rather than printed) signatures of all three translators on page 6. The first complete English translation of the Rosetta Stone, the text that provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics. The translation was completed by three undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania, after a cast of the stone was donated to their literary society. The three young men first produced a single illustrated manuscript copy of their work, with each page written in the hand of the translator. Their achievement received immediate acclaim, and they were asked to produce the work in book form. This was accomplished entirely by lithography, which at the time was the only way to reproduce the hieroglyphic and demotic texts and the colored illustrations. The first edition appeared in December 1858, and all 400 copies sold within a few days. Work was begun on a second edition of 600 copies just a month later. Because most of the stones used to lithograph the first edition had already be re-used, the printing of the second edition required the production of more than a hundred new drawings on stone, making it "in its artistic portion, largely a new work (Randolph G. Adams, "The Rosetta Stone," in Bibliographical Essays, A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames. See also Bennett, American Color Plate Books, p. 93).

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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Full leather. 754 pp., no ads. First American Edition. Good condition, with wear commensurate to age. Retains much original character, though several professional repairs evident, such as at edge of boards, base of spine, binding, and replaced headband (in which twine was used). Scuffing and discoloration to leather. Previous owner name in ink to front paste down, erased pencil notations to rear endsheets. Staining to prelims, pages show sporadic foxing. First American edition of this immensely influential work.

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        THE LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF JAMAICA HISTORY WITH MAP

      1859. HILL, Richard. THE LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF JAMAICA HISTORY. Being three lecturs, delivered in aid of the mission schools of the colony. Kingston: Ford & Gall, 1859. 12mo., embossed blue cloth. First Edition. Original fold-out frontispiece map still attached. Very Good (some edgewear but gilt on the front cover is nice & bright; some scattered foxing on title page & endpapers- ottherwise contents clean & tight). $750.00.

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        Kiel 1821 - 1910). Blick auf Waldstück bei Wensin. Bleistiftzeichnung auf braunem Papier. Signiert, bezeichnet 'Wensien' und datiert 'Septbr. 1859'. 29 x 46 cm. Unter Passepartout.,

      1859 - Weite, flache Landschaft mit Laubwäldchen und Feldern im Mittelgrund.- Etwas gebräunt, wenige kleine Randläsionenen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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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

      London.: Bentley & Son.. 3rd Edition. 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. .

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        Manuscript Journal - Sketch Book of Ink Drawings and Watercolours By an Irish Nobleman

      Ireland, 1859. Ireland, England, 1859-1871. Journal of manuscript drawings and watercolours made by an Irish nobleman, featuring portrait drawings of judicial leaders, barons, viscounts, earls and royals of the British Empire, as well as scenes from travels in Germany, France, and Great Britain. Folio journal. Contains some 250 drawings and watercolours mounted to 46 leaves, plus a scant few loosely placed within. Green cloth boards tooled to front and titled in gilt to spine. Artwork varies in size, the smallest measuring approximately 2,5 x 2,5 cm and the largest approximately 25 x 1,57 cm. A scant few exceptionally skilled works are drawn in a different hand, two of which depict Joan of Arc, are loosely placed in the volume and signed 'H. Wyse'. Volume measures 31 x 36 x 3 cm, wear to boards and spine, otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright, a most intriguing volume. The drawings themselves, together with a later manuscript annotation to front pastedown suggest that the artist is John Woulfe Flanagan of Drumdoe, Corrigeenroe, County Roscommon, (21 August 1815 - 28 September 1869), Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and brother to the distinguished Irish judge Rt. Honorable Stephen Woulfe Flanagan (died 6 January 1891). Loosely placed at the front of the volume is a diagram of the tombstone to Stephen Woulfe (1787-1840), Solicitor-General for Ireland, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and the artist's ancestor. Woulfe Flanagan's role as Deputy Lieutenant certainly afforded him access to royal ceremonies reserved for only a select few privileged guests and participants. In a striking watercolour the artist in present for an inspection of the foot guards a royal courtyard, along with Prince Edward (Later King Edward VII), the Duke of Cambridge (Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge), Inspecting General Sir James Lindsay, Colonel Bruce, and a troop of the Grenadier Guards. [Lieutenant-General Sir James Alexander Lindsay KCMG (1815-1874) was a British Army officer and Conservative Party politician. He also served as inspecting general of the Grenadier foot guards from 1867 to 1868, and inspector general of reserve forces from 1868 to 1870.] [Also in 1868 the Duke of Cambridge was made Privy Council of Ireland.] Evidently the artist also attended the installation ceremony of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, as a member of the Knights of St Patrick, 18 March 1868, Captain Honorable C.C. Molyneux chosen to unfurl the flag, which is illustrated in colour. Albert Edward, HRH Prince of Wales is depicted on horseback in another drawing. The 10th (The Prince of Wales's Own) Hussars appear in a few drawings dispersed throughout. Perhaps most fascinating are a series of sketches which commemorate an evening of dining in February 1868 with Queen Victoria, her close friend and lady of the bedchamber Jane Loftus (née Hope-Vere) Marchioness of Ely (1821-1890), and other nobles. The latter is captioned "Dinner with Lady E." Together with it, another dinner scene captioned "Waiting for Lou" - conceivably referring to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, later wife of John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll. A drawing of an assembly in the Palace of Westminster is captioned "Duke of Argyll in the House of Lords." A well-connected Irish nobleman himself, he sketches several portraits of barons, earls, viscounts, judges, so forth, all of whom are depicted in a most relaxed manner and uncommonly casual setting. Some of these include: • The Earl and Countess of Erne (Rt. Hon. William Willoughby Cole, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen) • Lowry Cole, 4th Earl of Enniskillen, Viscount Crichton (the Earl's heir apparent) • Hon C.C. Molyneux (Lord Sefton) - baronetcy (winner of the Waterloo cup in 1876) • Stephen Catterson Smith (1806-1872), an English-Irish portrait-painter and president of the Royal Hibernian Academy • Cole-Hamilton family women • Major-General Hugh Sutley Gough (1848-1920), British Army officer, member of the 10th Royal Hussars in 1868, Lieut-Governor of Jersey • A Mr. Burkett of the 8th Hussars • Lieutenant -Colonel Robert Spencer Liddell, commander and historian of the 10th Royal Hussars The results of a charmed life of travel, fox hunting, watching regattas, and dining with royalty, in between his aristocratic duties of course, is some lovely scenes of nautical, equestrian, and architectural interest. Celtic symbolism, heraldic arms, and typical satire of the day are also present in the volume. Scenes of his travels to Germany/Prussia, France and Great Britain are often captioned and dated in manuscript, the earliest being in Radley, 1859. In Germany he draws a and the Rheinstein Castle. In France, with pen and paper he captures the magnificent ancient entrance gate to Cologne (September 1862), the Temple of Louisburg built by Napoleon, views of Caen and the Abbey of St. Étienne, the port of Havre and a voyage from there to Rouen (August 1868). Lovely watercolours also illustrate a voyage from Dover and Folkstone, then to Boulogne-sur-Mer in March 1863. In England he draws Lyme Hall, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Peveril of the Peak, Shakespeare Cliff, etc. A visit was made to Buxton, Derbyshire, in 1863, and features watercolours of the Cat & Fiddle Inn, built in 1813 and which is now a pub owned by Robinsons Brewery (due to a border change it is now in Macclesfield.) The Lough Erne Regatta, Ireland?'s oldest event for racing under sail, is elegantly illustrated in panoramic views which include the names of competing sail boats in 1866. [Up the hill from the Lough was the original Ely Lodge built in 1830, seen in the drawing, which was the seat of the marquesses of Ely, the largest landowners in Fermanagh. Lady Ely was first lady to Queen Victoria. Also of nautical interest is a drawing of HMS Dauntless, and especially one of HMS Sappho, a Royal Navy brig that gained public notoriety for causing a diplomatic incident over the slave trade with the United States of America and then went missing off the Australian coast in 1857-58.. Very Good.

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        Das goldne Buch vom Vaterlande oder Sachsen sonst und jetzt, nebst Entstehung und Schicksale seiner Städte und Ortschaften. Ein Buch für Leser aller Stände des sächsischen Volkes. 2 Bände in einem gebunden.

      J.G. Walde`schen Buchhandlung 1859 - 1861, Löbau - 4°. 510 S. mit 31 (v. 32, es fehlt Tafel 16) colorierten lithogr. Tafeln ; 512 S. mit 32 colorierten lithogr. Tafeln, kräftiges farbenfrohes Colorit, papierbedingt gebräunt und fleckig, Tafeln sauberer Zustand, Hlwd. mit marmorierten Einband, dieser berieben. Populärwissenschaftliches Lieferungswerk mit Schilderungen aus der sächsischen Geschichte. 12, Fr Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apuntes para la historia de las letras, y de la instruction publica de la isla de Cuba [Three Volumes in One]

      Impr. de P. Massana / Impr. del Tiempo, Habana 1859 - Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreño sale 1036. Griffin 905. "The most important work published by Bachiller y Morales and containing valuable information on the literary history of Cuba," Trelles ("es la obra mas importante publicada por Bachiller y contiene preciosos datos sobre la historia literaria de esta Isla"). These articles -on schools, higher education, the press, literature, historiography, theater, music, biographies; and also containing a complete list of books printed in Cuba from 1724 to 1840- were previously published in various Spanish and Cuban periodicals. Antonio Bachiller y Morales (1812-1889) is considered the father of Cuban literature and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. Provenance: Mario Guiral Moreno (1882-1964), essayist and founding member and chairman of the Cuban National Academy of Arts and Letters (his library stamp). A very good copy, title page foxed, owner's stamp on margin, a few small holes to top edge, notations on a few pages, leaves browned and edges foxed, more heavily to the first volume, binding quite fine. A handsome copy of a rare and important work with a distinguished provenance. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpa [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skizzen-Buch für den Ingenieur und Maschinenbauer. Eine Sammlung ausgeführter Maschinen, Fabrik-Anlagen, Feuerungen, eiserner Bau-Constuctionen, sowie anderer Gegenstände aus dem gesammten Gebiete des Ingenieurwesens. (Vorhanden sind lückenlos die Jahrgänge 1859 bis 1890 = 32 Jahrgänge in 16 Bänden; das bedeutet 216 Hefte mit zusammen 1245 Tafeln - es fehlen nur 2 Tafeln aus 1865/1866 und 1 Tafel aus 1887. Alle Bände sind einheitlich in breitem braunen Halbleder neu eingebunden, mit Rücken-Goldprägung)

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn. 1859 (bis 1890). Gr.4° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Halbleder 32 Jahrgänge in 16 Bänden, - Titelblätter gestempelt: "Bibliothek der Polytechnischen Gesellschaft in Berlin", Papier teils minimal, teils leicht bis mäßig stockfleckig / gebräunt; insgesamt nur wenige Gebrauchsspuren; sehr seltene Publikation des ersten Rektors der Technischen Hochschule Berlin (1879 - 1881), außen neuwertig; innen gut - insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhalten. [Dies ist ein Sonderpreis / Gesamtpreis für diese umfangreiche Sammlung - Preis für Einzelbände auf Anfrage].

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        Idylls of the King

      London: Edward Moxon, 1859. First edition, second issue, with verso of title with imprint of Bradbury and Evans. vi, [iv], 261 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green polished calf by Birdsall. Fine. First edition, second issue, with verso of title with imprint of Bradbury and Evans. vi, [iv], 261 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      Chapman and Hall, London 1859 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue point with page 213 miss-paginated. The publisher's catalog is present and dated November 1859. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check dated 1859, the same year this book was published. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [The Lake Regions of Central Africa] The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society. Volume 29

      London: John Murray, 1859., 1859. Thick octavo. Pp.[6], advertisements; ccxxiv; 464; map; [2], advert on green paper; [16], catalogue; [2], blank. Publisher's pale blue printed paperback covers, sewn. Internally fine, being an unopened copy with bolts (folds) uncut. Fragile covers slightly edgeworn, spine cracked in several places but sewing intact. A remarkable survival of an important text, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. A most significant issue of the Journal, containing Burton's earliest account of the RGS-funded expedition to an "inland sea" that had been described by Arab traders and slavers. Accompanied by John Hanning Speke, they were the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile, and both men were beset by tropical diseases during their journey. This proved to be Burton's final expedition but his detailed geographical and cultural notes were invluable to future explorations by led by Speke, Livingstone and Stanley, among others. Penzer 234.

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        Catalogue of the Manuscript Library of the Late Dawson Turner... Comprising the Matchless Collection of Upwards of Forty Thousand Autograph Letters, The Unique Copy of Blomefield's History of Norfolk... Illustrated County Histories of the Highest Character and Importance, Originally Illuminated Missals, etc. Which will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, Monday June 6th, 1859 and Four Following Days

      London. 1859. xix,[i],308,[2]pp., large and fine paper copy with 42 illustrs., and facsimile autographs, etc., (ordinary issue is unillustrated), inner hinges shaken, orig. blind-panelled cloth gilt, head and tail of spine a little chipped, 725 lots. The manuscript library offered a wonderful range of unpublished material in every field of research, described here at considerable length. Included in the autograph letters was a very important collection of royal letters and interesting state papers, chiefly relating to the affairs of Scotland, 1538-1700. The Medieval MSS included the Glastonbury Cartulary, and a 15th Century Histoire de la Bible with 109 miniatures. The BM acquire the famous extra-illustrated Blomefield for £460. The total sum realised was £6,558.8.0.

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        the soliloquy of the soul and the garden of roses

      VG full leather. 2nd edition. very rare. Joseph Masters 1859. Small hardcover. Very rare, 2nd edition, lovely blind-stamped fill leather with gilt decorations, silk ribbon, all edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Book is tight, covers are clean with light edge wear and rubbing, no markings inside, pages clean

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - DOYLE Arthur Conan (1859-1930), écrivain et médecin écossais. L.A.S. adressée à Ronald Barnes, 3ème baron Gorell. Lyndhurst, « 12 juillet ». 1 p. in-8. À l'en-tête imprimé de son adresse de Bignell Wood. En anglais. « Oui, nous avons publié pour Miss Puxley. (.) Il y a eu 3 éditions limitées, et je pense que la dame a eu 10£ ou 12£ en royalties ce qui représente une bonne affaire pour un livre à un shilling. Je vous l'explique car j'ai comme le sentiment que, comme tant de dames dans les affaires, elle se sent lésée. Elle ne l¿a pas vraiment dit, mais je le ressens. ». Ronald Barnes, 3ème baron Gorell, était à lépoque le rédacteur en chef du célèbre Cornhill Magazine.

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        Great Fight between Tom Sayers adn [sic] Benjamin! for the Championship & £400

      London: Printed and Published at SUCH'S Song Mart, 123, Union Street, Borough, [1859]. 4to, 253 x 191mm, single sheet printed on one side only, woodcut of Sayers and Benjamin sizing up to each other in the ring, text in two columns with a divisional line. Thomas Sayers, also known as Tom Sayers (25th May 1826 - 8th November 1865), was an English pugilist. Sayers was born in a one-bedroom cottage in the deprived slum district of Pimlico, Brighton, the youngest of the five children of James and Maria Sayers. During his career as a bare-knuckle fighter, at the time illegal, he was only once defeated. At 5 feet 8 inches in height with a fighting weight of under 11 stone, he was the first boxer to be declared the World Heavyweight Champion. His fighting career lasted from 1849 until 1860, when a match billed as the contest for the "World Championship" ended in disarray. An unprecedented public collection funded his comfortable retirement, but he died only five years later at age 39 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery, London. Such was his fame that his burial at Highgate Cemetery was attended by ten thousand people. William Benjamin, English pugilist; born at Northleach, Gloucestershire, England, in 1826. Benjamin's first match was with Tom Sayers, in 1858 which he lost in the 3rd round, and a second bout took place in 1859 with Sayers triumphant yet again. The song relates to the second of the two fights, which lasted for 11 rounds. It took place on 5th April 1859, for a purse of £400, at the Isle of Grain, Kent. "Come all you gallant sporting blades, of high and low degree Sayers has boldly beat his man, and gained the victory. With his hit away, my boys, huzza! & fibing up & down, He done the trick right manfully, and won £400..." Not in Hartley, Copac or OCLC.

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        Wanderings Of An Artist Among The Indians Of North America From Canada To Vancouver Island And Oregon Through The Hudson’s Bay Territory And Back Again.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859. - 8vo. pp. xvii, [1], 455, [1]blank, [8]appendix. with half-title. folding coloured engraved map. 8 coloured lithographed plates with tissue guards. 13 wood-engraved text illus. original blind-stamped cloth (small stain on spine otherwise a fine copy). modern quarter calf clamshell box with inner cloth folder. First Edition of this fascinating record of the western travels of one of the most famous nineteenth century Canadian painters. Inspired by George Catlin, whom he met during a visit to Europe, Kane determined to sketch and paint a series of pictures illustrative of North American Indians and scenery. He set out for the west in June of 1845, “with no companions but [his] portfolio and box of paints, [his] gun, and a stock of ammunition”, spending the season in the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan region, chiefly among the Ojibway. For the next three years, he travelled further westward, mostly in company with Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade brigades, through the territories of the Red River settlements and the valley of the Saskatchewan, across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia to Puget Sound, and north to Vancouver Island. Kane brought back hundreds of detailed sketches: portraits of Indian chiefs, warriors, and medicine men, buffalo hunting and fishing scenes, portrayals of native dances and secret ceremonials, views of Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Of the paintings which he executed from his sketches, the most important was the series of one hundred canvases commissioned by prominent Canadian financier and politician, George William Allan of Toronto. Eight of these, which are now in the Royal Ontario Museum, are reproduced as coloured lithographs in this narrative. Cowan pp. 126-27. Field 811. Graff 2262. Howes K-7. Jones 1412. Lande 1258. Peel 212. Sabin 37007. Smith 5392. Strathern & Edwards 290 (7 plates). Streeter VI 3727. TPL 2911. Wagner-Camp 332:1. DCB X pp. 389-393. Story p. 398. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rev. J.W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman. A Narrative of Real Life

      J.G.K. Truair and Printers, Office of the Daily Journal, Syracuse, N.Y. 1859 - Brown cloth, with wear and some loss Frontispiewce portrait by Glover. 451 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [The Lake Regions of Central Africa] The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society. Volume 29

      London: John Murray, 1859., 1859. Thick octavo. Pp.[6], advertisements; ccxxiv; 464; map; [2], advert on green paper; [16], catalogue; [2], blank. Publisher's pale blue printed paperback covers, sewn. Internally fine, being an unopened copy with bolts (folds) uncut. Fragile covers slightly edgeworn, spine cracked in several places but sewing intact. A remarkable survival of an important text, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. A most significant issue of the Journal, containing Burton's earliest account of the RGS-funded expedition to an "inland sea" that had been described by Arab traders and slavers. Accompanied by John Hanning Speke, they were the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile, and both men were beset by tropical diseases during their journey. This proved to be Burton's final expedition but his detailed geographical and cultural notes were invluable to future explorations by led by Speke, Livingstone and Stanley, among others. Penzer 234.

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        The Lake Regions of Central Africa] The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society. Volume 29.

      London: John Murray, 1859. - Thick octavo. Pp.[6], advertisements; ccxxiv; 464; map; [2], advert on green paper; [16], catalogue; [2], blank. Publisher's pale blue printed paperback covers, sewn. Internally fine, being an unopened copy with bolts (folds) uncut. Fragile covers slightly edgeworn, spine cracked in several places but sewing intact. A remarkable survival of an important text, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. A most significant issue of the Journal, containing Burton's earliest account of the RGS-funded expedition to an "inland sea" that had been described by Arab traders and slavers. Accompanied by John Hanning Speke, they were the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile, and both men were beset by tropical diseases during their journey. This proved to be Burton's final expedition but his detailed geographical and cultural notes were invluable to future explorations by led by Speke, Livingstone and Stanley, among others. Penzer 234. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A remarkable Pacific whaling journal with illustrations of ships, whale tales, porpoises, and even pigs!

      Various, April 7, 1859 - April 30, 1861. 8.5" x 13.5". "Manuscript Journal, 186 pages (approx.), 8.5"" x 13.5"", [various places], April 7, 1859 to April 30, 1861, kept by James H. Orr, the sixteen-year old harpooner aboard the New Bedford whaler, Napoleon and subsequently the Cossack also of New Bedford, aboard which he returned home to Massachusetts. Pages bear some light foxing and occasional soiling (one page bears some glue remnants), pages 95-96 but are generally clean and bright, expertly rebound in marbled boards, blue pastedowns and endpapers with a leather titled spine. Orr's journal begins in the South Pacific as the Napoleon sailed northward in sight of ""the island of Juan Bernandes [Juan Fernandez Islands]."" On April 10, 1859, the crew make their first kill of [with original spellings retained with minimal comment]: ""fore Blackfish [Orca are variously called blackfish or 'killers']."" On May 2, they sighted their first sperm whale, ""about ½ past 4 AM raised sperm Whales A Breacher . . . More of the Whales to day."" Two days later, May 4, he begins a typical description of the chase, kill, and processing of the whales over a course of two days: ""Comenced to cut in the whale this morning Parted one cutting fall & lost one Block & blubber hook, Straped another and got the whale cut in by 6 AM, Middle part [of the day] clearing up the Boddy & head . . . 3 boats in chase and laboard boat got one & watch Boat got another . . . [May 5] commenced to try [to boil] the first whale we got and latter part [of the day] cutting in Whales and trying out . . . [May 6] busily cutting & trying Whales . . . Latter part Boiling blubber."" The Napoleon arrived in the Galapagos Islands in Mid May 1859 and cruised the area islands the month of June, after which they sailed eastward to the north coast of Peru where they made repairs to the ship at Tumbus. There, our journalist took a shore leave ""on Liberty,"" where the ship's steward fell from his horse and fractured his arm, ""one man in Tumbus drunk... A small fight between A African and Creole Africa came of best..."" Two days later, two crew members deserted including the ship's blacksmith, ""one man drunk A Portuguese, one other not far from it..."" After the captain secured replacements, the Napoleon sailed westward, where she spotted a ""light w[h]ich proved to Be a Volcano, that has broak out afresh..."" (The volcano was likely in the Galapagos as the ship's course appears to have been following the Equator). The journal also records entertainments given by and for the crew. On September 1, ""the starbd Watch gaves us A serennade, the leading musision had fore his instrument A stick then yoused his mouth fore A fife Next came the bones then the Coopers horse Then A Washtub. Next drum, then A long Pole with An old Shirt hanging from the End fore the Collors of the Company, to wind up with A small and rather dark African brough[t] up the rear with the Coocks Saw horse After marching A number of times around... they halted at the winless and concluded the Evening entertainment With a variety of Comic Songs; or Niger Melodes..."" By the end of September the Napoleon was passing near Tahiti, and by the end of October she was ""Cruising off New Zealand,"" nearing the north coast by January 1860 stopping at Bay of Islands to gather supplies. The Napoleon then sailed southward to the Chatham Islands where she cruised for some time before returning to the north of New Zealand at Bay of Islands in early March 1860 where he took leave of the ship and transferred to the ""the bark Cossack"" which sailed the Vasquez Grounds for some time before sailing westward loaded with sperm oil. In June, the Cossack sailed into the Vanuatu Archipelago where she stopped to trade, describing the natives who immediately came aboard as ""A hard loocking Set they are thay where no Close at all wimmin ore men; and there hair is never cut I think fore thay have A monstreous larg[3] whad on tehere head it loocks like A basket of wool..."" The ship remained in the region hunting humpback whales. By October 1860, the Cossack was again anchored off the north coast of New Zealand, and began sailing to the east. At this juncture, Orr has began drawing whale tails as the bark moved through the South Pacific toward Cape Horn as well as a lovely pair of stamped markings of a three-masted whaler. On November 12, 1860, one of the sows aboard the Cossack ""gave birth to 19 pigs,"" which Orr proceeded to sketch below the entry. While still en route to Cape Horn, another sow gave birth ""to six young strangers..."" again drawing the piglets below with their mother. Another sow delivered 12 only a few days later. Other drawings include porpoises as well as the occasional fish. Orr makes it home on April 30, 1861, his final entry. He returns two weeks after the fall of Fort Sumter and finds his home in the throes of civil war, which he records in part: ""This Day The 30th of April /61 . . . the war is all the talk here now, and the rage Also, So, Good by for my sea fareing life, and three cheers, for the wars n and Unncle Abe Lincoln."" The final fourteen leaves are filled with expenses for his home. Following its return, the Cossack was taken into Federal service as part of the Union's Stone Fleet where it was sailed south and beached on Typee Island, Georgia."

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE CHATEAUBRIAND - 19 VOLUMES - NOUVELLE EDITION PRECEDEE D'UNE ETUDE LITTERAIRE SUR CHATEAUBRIAND PAR M. SAINTE-BEUVE - tome II (2 parties) + tome III 2ème partie + tome IV + V + VI + VII + IX + X + XI + XII (2 p).

      GARNIER FRERES 1859 - RO20181761: 19 VOLUMES: 384 + 352 + paginé de 385 à 749 + 320 + paginé de 321 à 604 + 288 + paginé de 289 à 560 + 304 + paginé de 321 à 589 + 320 + paginé de 321 à 646 + 336 + paginé de 337 à 679 + 304 + paginé de 305 à 591 + 416 + paginé de 417 à 800 + 352 + paginé de 353 à 685 pages - fortes rousseurs sur le tome III 1ere partie - dos partiellement manquant sur le tome XI 1er partie. tome II (2 parties) + tome III 2ème partie + tome IV + V + VI + VII + IX + X + XI + XII (2 p). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dampfpflug" originales Aquarell auf festem Malpapier ca. 33x45cm; oben rechts monogrammiert "TvE" betitelt, bezeichnet und datiert "Gr. Wustrow 1.Aug.1900."

      - 1859/60 nahm Themistokles von Eckenbrecher Unterricht beim Potsdamer Hofmaler Carl Gustav Wegener. Von 1861-67 lebte die Familie in Düsseldorf, wo der Sohn von 1861 bis 1863 Privatschüler bei Oswald Achenbach wurde und bald zu einem seiner Lieblingsschüler avancierte. Seinem Lehrer folgt er in der Brillanz der Farbe, in den Lichteffekten und den glanzvollen Szenerien der Komposition seiner Gemälde, ohne jedoch den Reiz seiner Staffage zu erreichen. Der Maler bereiste ganz Europa, v.a. Norwegen und den Vorderen Orient. Von seinen Reisen brachte er stets neue Motive mit nach Hause. 1892 unternahm er eine Reise in die Kolonien und bereiste u.a. Afrika und die Philippinen. 1919, zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod, zog er von Berlin, wo er seit 1889 ansässig war, nach Goslar. In Goslar befindet sich auch das Grab von Eckenbrecher.

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        Idylls of the King

      1859. first edition. Identical to Another Binding in The British LibraryTENNYSON, Alfred Lord. WOOD, A.P., binder. Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859. First edition, later issue. Small octavo (6 3/8 x 4 inches: 162 x 102 mm.). [viii], 261, [3, blank] pp. Bound by A.P. Wood of Barnstaple (with his ticket on rear paste-down) in contemporary brown hard-grained morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt surrounding a central lyre. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Very fine.This is a later issue of the first edition, with the printers' names on the verso of the title. There is no half-title or advertisements. There is a newspaper cutting about the poem pasted to the blank leaf following the title. The binders ticket names A.P. Wood, designating him as a bookseller in Barnstaple. We are aware of a copy of Tennyson's The Princess (1865) in an identical binding, with A.P. Wood's ticket as a bookbinder, which resides in the British Library. Spawn and Kinsella (Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth-Century Britain cite an 1851 binders ticket "Wood, / Bookbinder, Etc. / Wiveliscombe. Barnstaple is just over 30 miles from Wiveliscombe and it is most likely that this is the same Wood who possibly moved to Barnstaple in the 1850's.Idylls of The King contains Enid; Vivien; Elaine and Guinevere.Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains today one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as Break, Break, Break, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Tears, Idle Tears and Crossing the Bar. Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and fellow student at Trinity College, Cambridge, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died from a brain hemorrhage before they could marry. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King and Tithonus.

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        Historia y descripcion de la Ciudad y Departamento Naval del Ferrol

      Beltrán y Viñas, Madrid 1859 - holandesa época rozada, interior bien conservado 7 láminas, algunas de ellas plegadas. . 701 págs.

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        Portrait photographique du philosophe dédicacé et signé

      - BERGSON Henri (1859-1941), philosophe. Portrait photographique du philosophe dédicacé et signé par lui-même : « A Monsieur Henri Bujard, bien cordialement, H. Bergson ». Photographe : Gerschel, imprimé au recto et au verso du carton. Date probable : 1927. Tirage argentique d¿époque (sépia) au format carte cabinet (16,5 x 10,7 cm).

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        On Liberty

      John W. Parker, London 1859 - 207pp. Slim 8vo, 3/4 burgundy morocco (top half inch of front hinge slightly dry). London: John W. Parker, 1859. First edition. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CEYLON: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of its Natural History,

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE ISLAND London 1859, - Longman. Green gilt-stamped cloth, 2 vols., 643+663p., 2 frontispieces, 31+55 b.w. plates, 1+5 b.w. photos,7+10 charts, 6+3 maps, 1 color, 2 folding, neatly rebacked,sound, tight copy. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hauteville House, 25 Jan. [1859].. 8vo. 1 p.. In French, to Jules Noirit: "In my solitude, I often receive some verse. I am not saying so out of pride, since I am nothing but a quiet soldier of duty, but as a tribute to the cause for which I have been exiled as well as to all the poets in my country. Well, sir, your stanzas are among the most beautiful verses I have received in seven years. Your poems have the innate nobleness of the ideal; they come from a deep, generous heart, which gives them wings. I thank you very much, and I congratulate you even more warmly. Your soul sings in you. I shake your hand, poet". - By 1859 Hugo had adopted a new lifestyle, prompted by ill health, in which he spent the summers away from his island home on Guernsey. Although he avoided France, he would have been able to return home and end his now voluntary exile. - With integral address leaf attached; browning with some water staining.

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        Alterthümer und Kunstdenkmale des erlauchten Hauses Hohenzollern. Neue Folge. Erster Band.

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1859. - Ca. 52 x 41,5 cm. Chromolithographischer Titel, 43 nn. Blatt, mit 43 Textabbildungen und 36 meist chromolithographierte Tafeln. Der erste Band umfasst die Lieferungen I bis VI. Es erschien 1867 noch ein 2. Band. Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk zur Geschichte der Hohenzollern. Die Tafeln zeigen Urkundenfaksimiles, Porträts, Grabmale, genealogische Tafeln, Wappen, Siegel usw. aber auch Ansichten der Münsterkirche zu Heilsbronn, jeweils mit den Abhandlungen dazu. Einband leicht berieben, Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig. Dekoratives und vollständiges Exemplar. Halblederband der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

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        ALL THE YEAR ROUND [BOUND EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES] Including a Tale of Two Cities

      Occasional foxing. Comtemporary binding in brown cloth; All The Year Round was Charles Dickens' own literary magazine. The first appearance of A Tale of Two Cities is serialized here, from April - November 1859. These three volumes contain all the issues from April 1859 to October 1860. Besides literature there are a number of articles on scientific matters and national and international affairs; 8vo; 624,568 (48),620 pages

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        Traite de Mineralogie

      Complete with all errata and half titles present. Woodcut printer?s device on each title. Text volumes bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, with vellum corners, gilt spine with morocco labels, hinges slightly tender with the exception of volume 2 which has been rebacked; interiors exceptionally clean, some pages unopened. Approbation leaf in volume 1 signed ?Louie? in a contemporary hand. The atlas is bound in original thick paper boards, faded, with minor but expertly administered repairs; untrimmed, very occasional light foxing, otherwise an extremely well preserved and clean copy. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate in each volume. Tucked into one of the volumes is a letter intended for a ?Monsieur Cloez,? written on the letterhead of the École Imperiale Polytechnique and dated 1859. The recipient was probably the French chemist François Stanislas Cloez (1817 - 1883), founder of the Chemical Society of France and an important player in the development of analytical chemistry in the nineteenth century. The inclusion of this letter may indicate the set?s provenance, though there are no other markings to substantiate it. First edition of the author?s first major work, ?the author?s most important work, containing his discovery of the geometrical law of crystallisation, known by his name, and of piezo - electriciy? (Zeitlinger). The first volume of text presents Haüy?s crystal theory, followed by its application on mineral classification in the ensuing three volumes. ?The basic idea of his theory is that the primitive form of crystals of a certain species results as a nucleus from the cleavage of all their secondary forms. If mechanical division proves to be impossible, there are other phenomena - particularly striation - that reveal the nucleus? (DSB). The atlas, often lacking from the set, visually demonstrates Haüy?s groundbreaking work on the molecular structure of crystals in an elegant arrangement of 86 plates showing hundreds of geometric figures. The painstaking work presented here prompted the Secretary of the Académie des Sciences at the time to credit him with raising mineralogy to a science as precise and methodological as astronomy (DBG). An extremely attractive and well preserved example of this important work. Haüy (1743 - 1822), considered the founder of crystallography, is chiefly remembered for his contributions to mineralogy. He wrote several works on physics, one of which, the Traité de physique, earned him an appointment to the Legion of Honor. During the Revolution he was thrown into prison for refusing to take the oaths required of priests, but was saved by the intercession of Geoffroy Saint - Hilaire. Under Napolean he became professor of mineralogy at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle.

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        Seder Haggadah Shel Pesach: Service for the Two First Nights of Passover

      Printed and sold by H. Abrahams, 35, St. Mary Axe, City [of London] 1859 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 4. This is a reprint of the 1855 edition, Yudolv 1107. Modern three quarter leather. 44 leaves = 88 pages. First 6 leaves are un-paginated. Last leaves are paginated as pages instead of leaves. All edges gilt. Adir Hu appears in Hebrew and in a Yiddish Translation, "Almachtiger Gott nun boiye dein Tempel". . . and there is one line of instructions in Yiddish. Its translation is, "After the four cups [of wine] one may only drink water, coffee or tea. Additional scans available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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