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        A Cruise in Japanese Waters

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. Octavo; a fine copy in the original green cloth. Small, scarce account of Japan at mid-century. Osborn set sail there from China as part of Lord Elgin's mission to Yedo for the signature of a new treaty between Japan and Great Britain, to replace the Stirling treaty of 1854.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 3. + 4. Samling.

      . Kbhvn.: C.A. Reitzel 1859-60. (8) + 79; 82 s. Indbundet i et samtidigt, lidt slidt halvlaederbind rigt dekoreret med guld pa ryggen. Lidt plettet. * Heri blandt andet förstetrykket af "Hvad Vinden fortaeller om Valdemar Daae". <br>BFN 782-787. 794-98..

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        Warverort.

      . Coloured lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 19,2 x 28,3 xm..

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        Lauenburg.

      . Coloured lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 20,1 x 28,5 cm..

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        Hessenstein.

      . Coloured lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 20,5 x 28,3 cm..

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        Böschhuset. - Das Böschhaus.

      . Coloured lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 17,8 x 28,8 cm..

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        Blomenburg.

      . Tinted lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 19,6 x 28,2 cm..

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        Büsum - zur Zeit der Ebbe.

      . Coloured lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 19,5 x 28,5 cm..

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        Blankenese.

      . Tinted lithograph by J. Hellesen after A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 19,4 x 27,5 cm..

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        Rastorfer-Mühle.

      . Tinted lithograph by A. Nay. Copenhagen: Baerentzen 1859. 19,5 x 28 cm..

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        Aufnahmeurkunde der Bayerischen Gartenbau Gesellschaft in München für den Maler Eugen Neureuther

      München, Dezember 1859.. Stahlstich. Im Zierrahmen, mit einer bildlichen Darstellung einer Gartenanlage. Unter den Unterschriften des Vorstands, Sekretärs und Kassiers ein rotes Lacksiegel. Unter Passepartout. 34 x 40 cm. Der Maler, Zeichner und Radierer Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806-1882), Leiter des artistischen Teils der königlichen Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg, ist besonders durch seine vielfältigen Buchillustrationen (Herder, Cid) bekannt. Der ehemalige Skirennfahrer Christian Neureuther ist sein Urenkel. - Tadelloses Exemplar! Wir sind bis 12.01.2015 im Urlaub; der Versand kann erst nach unserer Rückkehr erfolgen. Wir bitten um Verständnis!

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        Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents.

      . In deutscher Bearbeitung von Hermann Hauff. Nach der Anordnung und unter Mitwirkung des Verfassers. Einzige von A. v. Humboldt anerkannte Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache. 4 vols. Stuttgart: Cotta 1859-60. With large folded map. XIII + 403; 415; 403; 444 pp. Bound in 2 contemporary, a little worn halfleatherbindings richly gilt on spines; a few leaves weakly waterstained in upper margin, a few leaves weakly browning..

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858 -

      Chez N. Scheuring et Cie 1859 -, Lyon - 1 volume. In-8 180 pp. Reliure bradel demi-chagrin marron à coins. Dos lisse insolé. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée FAREZ. Intérieur propre avec petites mouillures éparses. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE enrichie d'un bel envoi autographe signé à Fernand Lalanne. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Anwendung bei Krankheiten des Kehlkopfes und seiner Umgebung (pp.107-109, 116-117, 124-128, 133-134, 140-141, 148-149, 158, 164-165, 189-189-190, 195-197, 3 Abb.).

      . Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 4/15-22,25+26. - Wien 1859, Folio, pp.105-168, 185-200, ; beigelegt sind noch 12 weitere Arbeiten; insgesamt 24 original Hefte im Chemise im Schuber mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.. Beilagen - 1.: Ueber die Stellung des Beleuchtungsspiegels bei den Untersuchungen des Kehlkopfs (pp.38-39) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 5/5. - 1860) - 2.: Ueber einige neuere laryngoskopische untersuchte Fälle von Kehlkopfkrankheiten (pp.59-60, 67-68) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 5/8-9. - 1860). - 3.: Ueber eine neue Zungenspatel (pp.100-101, 1 Abb.) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 6/13. - 1861). - 4.: Ueber die catarrhalische Kehlkopfentzündung (pp.402-403-39) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 6/49. - 1861). - 5.: Beobachtungen über syphillitische Geschwüre an den Wänden des Cavum pharyngo-nassale (p.395) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 6/48. - 1861). - 6.: Ueber Perichondritis laryngea (pp.410-411) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 6/50. - 1861). - 7.: Ueber syphilitische Erkrankungen des Kehlkopfes (p.430) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 6/52. - 1861). - 8.: Die Erkrankungen des Kehlkopfes bei Lungentuberkulose (pp.16-17; 26-27) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 7/2-3. - 1862). - 9.: Ein Fall von Verengerung der Luftröhre (pp.52-53) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 7/6. - 1860). - 10.: Aufblähung der falschen Stimmbänder durch den Exspirationsstrom. Laryngoskopisch-klinische Mittheilung, VI.(p.228) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 8/29. - 1863). - 11.: Die syphilitischen Erkrankungen des Kehlkopfes Laryngoskopisch-klinische Mittheilung, IX. (pp.337-339) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 8/43. - 1863). - 12.: Künstliche Herstellung einer Glottisspalte. Laryngoskopisch-klinische Mittheilung, X.(pp.345-346) (Allg. Wien. med. Ztg., 8/44. - 1863)

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        Science and Art of Chess

      New York, C. Scribner; London, S. Low, Son & Co., 1859, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 281 pages; Description: xiv, [15]-281 p. Illus. 19 cm. Subjects: Chess.

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        Synspunktet for min Forfatter-Virksomhed. En ligefrem Meddelelse, Rapport til Historien.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1859. [4] + 114 + [1]s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i orig. bogtrykt kartonnage med laerredsryg. Tidligere ejernavn trykt med blindstempel pa titelblad. Enkelte blade let bruneret, forperm lidt nusset.<br>1st edition. Bound in orig. bookprinted boards with clothspine. A few leaves weakly browning, frontboard a little grubby. Blind stamp on title-page. * Himmelstrup 292..

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        Autograph Note Signed on "Office of All the Year Round A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens" " stationery, large 12mo, London, Jan. 20, 1864

      To Marcus Stone, the illustrator of many of Dickens' works, asking if he can "call here tomorrow? Between 10 and 12?" He signs with initials, "CD." Slight break at margin center fold. With carte-de visite size albumen print photograph showing Dickens, full length seated in an ornate chair. Marcus Stone was a painter and illustrator, the son of the artist Frank Stone. Marcus was the illustrator of, among other Dickens' works, Our Mutual Friend. In 1859, Dickens recommended Marcus Stone to Dickens' publishers for a commission for the frontispieces for the cheap editions of "Little Dorritt "and "A Tale of Two Cities "as well as other volumes in the wake of Dickens having dismissed "Phiz" as his official illustrator. Marcus was, according to Philip V. Allingham, contributing editor of Victorian Web (victorianweb.org), "virtually Dickens's adopted son after Frank Stone's death in 1859, staying a month each year at Gad's Hill...." The Morgan Library holds a collection of 32 letters from Dickens to Stone, from February 14, 1864 to September 2, 1865, all related to Marcus Stone's illustrations for Our Mutual Friend, the first installment of which was published in May of 1864. This letter, though slightly earlier, is no doubt suggesting that Stone visit Dickens to discuss this same book. This is further verified by Dr. Sean C. Grass in his Charles Dickens's "Our Mutual Friend: A Publishing History." Dr. Grass states, "But the easy routine of Dickens's correspondence with Stone underscores nevertheless just how difficult and complex his activities were as he worked through the monthly installments of "Our Mutual Friend." At virtually all times from January 1864 to September 1865, besides reviewing Stone's illustrations, Dickens usually was drafting one installment, correcting initial proofs of another, and working through a combination of intermediate and final proofs for one or even two more." Grass continues further by pointing out that all the while Dickens was also working on various issues of All the Year Round. Dickens had worked as a reporter and then editor before he found his success writing novels. He started the weekly magazine, "Master Humphrey's Clock," as a general interest publication, but it failed after a year. However, the magazine succeeded in serializing Dicken's novel, "The Old Curiosity Shop." In 1850, Dickens co-founded the weekly magazine for which he is perhaps best known, "Household Words," and after almost a decade of publication, he replaced it with his last weekly, "All The Year Round." Here he published his great novels, "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Great Expectations." "All the Year Round" began in 1859 and continued until 1895 under the editorship of Dickens eldest son after Dickens' death in 1870. The magazine's title is derived from Shakespeare, "The story of our lives, from year to year," and the quote appears on the journal's decorative cover page.

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        Turner and his Works: Illustrated with Examples from his Pictures, and Critical Remarks on his Principles of Painting. Re-edited by Henry Murray.

      . London: James S. Virtue 1859. 121 pages, includes the Memoir by Peter Cummingham, frontispiece and 10 plates, Catalogue of Turner Collection at the back. Contemporary full cloth, boards with blindstamped decorations, spine repaired..

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        A HANDBOOK FOR INDIA Being an account of the three Presidencies, and of the overland route.

      London, Murray, 1859. In-16 (mm. 175x115), 2 voll., tela edit., pp. (6),CXX,240; (4),591 (numeraz. continua) + 64 di pubblicita?' dei Manuali Murray. L?'opera e?' corredata da 3 carte geografiche f.t., di cui 2 più volte ripieg.: ?"Madras and the environs - Environs of Bombay - Town and fort of Bombay?". "Manca" la carta inserita nella tasca al risg. del vol. su Bombay. ?"Murray's Guide to Madras and Bombay Presidencies for 1859 is in many ways the first modern guide book to India. The work encompasses a vast and fascinating range of topics, including meticulous descriptions of acceptable dress codes for European males and females and an exposition on ?"the Manners of the Natives!?" Today, the chief scholarly value of the book lies in its construction of Indian history, politics and culture from a 19th century European frame of reference?". "Rarissima edizione originale" di questa guida dedicata all?'India e di cui furono pubblicate, sotto questo titolo, solo due parti: Madras e Bombay (cosi?' precisa la British Library). Solo il piatto anteriore di un vol. un po?' ammaccato, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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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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        POETICAL WORKS

      London John Murray 1859 - "New and Complete edition". Portrait frontispiece and engraved illustrations. 8vo, period three-quarter green morocco and green pebbled cloth. Spine with raised bands gilt decorated, lettered in gilt in one compartment. x, 825. A very handsome and well preserved copy with occasional light foxing to some plates. An handsomely illustrated edition with a chronology , full index and and appendix with scholarly notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aufnahmeurkunde der Bayerischen Gartenbau Gesellschaft in München für den Maler Eugen Neureuther.

      München, Dezember 1859.. Stahlstich. Im Zierrahmen, mit einer bildlichen Darstellung einer Gartenanlage. Unter den Unterschriften des Vorstands, Sekretärs und Kassiers ein rotes Lacksiegel. Unter Passepartout. 34 x 40 cm.. Der Maler, Zeichner und Radierer Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806-1882), Leiter des artistischen Teils der königlichen Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg, ist besonders durch seine vielfältigen Buchillustrationen (Herder, Cid) bekannt. Der ehemalige Skirennfahrer Christian Neureuther ist sein Urenkel. - Tadelloses Exemplar!

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou Description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins, par MM. J.-B. Jaubert et Barthélemy-Lapommeraye

      Marseille: Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, . Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Tres bon etat. Some signs of foxing. Wonderful provenance From the library of eminent british ornthologist John Henry Guerney with his small library supralibro on front and rear cover "John Henry Guerney" and a subsequent Exlibris of Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall to front pastedown.. Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, 1859-1862. Quarto. 547 pages with 20 coloured plates. Beautiful, original halfleather binding by J. Quinton in Norwich - with gilt lettering on spine. [Reliure de l'epoque]. Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Tres bon etat. Some signs of foxing. Wonderful provenance From the library of eminent british ornthologist John Henry Guerney with his small library supralibro on front and rear cover "John Henry Guerney" and a subsequent Exlibris of Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall to front pastedown. [Anker 230; Nissen, IVB 475; Wood 406] John Henry Gurney (4 July 1819 ?- 20 April 1890) was an English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician of the Gurney family. Gurney was the only son of Joseph John Gurney of Earlham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk. At the age of ten he was sent to a private tutor at Leytonstone near the Epping Forest, where he met Henry Doubleday, and commenced his first natural history collection. From there he moved to the Friends' School at Tottenham, and whilst there met William Yarrell. At the age of seventeen he joined the family's banking business in Norwich. Gurney published a number of articles in The Zoologist on the birds of Norfolk. He also commenced a collection of birds of prey. In 1864 he published Part I. of his Descriptive Catalogue of this collection, and in 1872 he edited The Birds of Damara Land from the notes of his friend Charles John Andersson. Between 1875 and 1882 he produced a series of notes in The Ibis on the first volume of the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, and in 1884 brought out a List of Diurnal Birds of Prey, with References and Annotations. The archives of Cambridge University Museum of Zoology contains five volumes of correspondence between Alfred Newton and Gurney, who was a founding member of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust. For the last twenty years of his life he resided at the family's home at Northrepps, near Cromer. His son, John Henry Gurney Jr., was also an ornithologist, and his great great grandson, Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall has continued the family tradition. The southern African race of the black-necked grebe, Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi, was named by South African zoologist and author Austin Roberts in 1919 in honour of the father and son. John Henry Gurney Jr.'s daughter Agatha Gurney (1881?-1937) married Sir Edward Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet. (Wikipedia) ________________ John Henry Gurney Jr. (1848-1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family. Works: Rambles of a naturalist in Egypt & other countries (1876) / The House Sparrow (1885) / The Gannet: a Bird with a History (1913) / Early annals of ornithology (1921) / (Wikipedia)

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        Manuscript - Slave Trade Suppression on the Congo River

      Congo, 1859. Slave Trade Suppression on the Congo River Manuscript Log of Commander's Orders Royal Navy West Africa Squadron With USS Portsmouth African Slave Trade Patrol 1859 River Congo, 17 February - 20 December 1859. Manuscript log of directives given by Royal Navy Commander Richard William Courtney, for the West Africa Squadron (or Preventative Squadron), during a long-standing and highly active slavery suppression campaign, in conjunction with the American Slave Trade Patrol. addressed to various subordinate Lieutenant Commanders who are each running a vessel on the Congo River to capture slave ships. Folio. 28 pages in manuscript, 52 commander's orders penned in ink by his second in command, hand ruled in red and occasionally annotated in margin, bound in recent green cloth boards titled in gilt to front. Rare primary source material in Near Fine condition. Between 1808 and 1860 the West Africa Squadron captured 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans. Between 1819 and 1861 the American Patrol captured 100 slave ships. Together the two nations freed thousands of slaves. Specific and authoritative commands for suppression of slaving activities in the Congo reveal the necessity of covert manoeuvres, strategic positioning, and timeliness, in order to defeat the nefarious human trafficking trade, and further provide a mini roster of lesser known British anti-slave ships and their captains, each mentioned by named. Collaborating with the US Navy, which formed a squadron for their African Slave Trade Patrol, and which included the important wooden sloop of war "USS Portsmouth" thousands of slaves were freed. Excerpt from the manuscript: To: Lieutenant commander Simpson: HMS Pluto. "16 November 1859. You will leave the River tomorrow and look into Cabenda for the 'Portsmouth' United States Corvette. You will give the enclosed letter to Commander Colhoun." [Only nine weeks before this communication, on 21 September 1859 near Loango, USS Portsmouth seized a slave ship named "Emily." USS Portsmouth returned to Boston in May 1848 after participating in the American-Mexican War, and departed on 29 August for West Africa coast to suppress the slave trade together with Royal Navy ships. Mastered by John Colhoun, she patrolled there until 1 February 1849, and then again from September 1849 and May 1851.] As Commanding Senior officer of the West Africa Squadron South Division, on 29 August 1857 Courtney took command of Her Majesty's Steam Sloop "Conflict" and ventured out for an important mission in the abolition of slavery. The first part of this volume contains 25 directives communicated by him from onboard the "Conflict" while on the Congo River, to the commanders of other ships serving under his leadership, dating from 17 February to 27 May 1859. Subsequently changing vessels, continuing the mission as commander of the corvette "HMS Archer" 27 letters are dated from 8 September to 20 December 1859. The text contains instructions relating to two slave ship captures made in this period. Both flying under American colours, the barque "Lillie Mills" was taken on 20 September 1859, and the Chilean or Brazilian "Eloisa" was captured only 4 days later. A notorious American slave ship named "J.J. Cobb" was also monitored, and inspected by the commander of the Viper, though with legitimate papers and also some cargo on board, the clever slaver Captain Vent would not be stopped until circa 1860. All directives letters are written from onboard the Commander's vessels whilst leading a fleet of at least 6 other ships patrolling the River Congo and freeing slaves mostly bound for Cuba at the time. As well as delineating specific cruising regions for patrolling and critical positioning of the ships, the Commander also provides specific instructions for victualling, new crew training, collecting mail for England, transferring certain officers from one ship to another, health concerns, investigating Portuguese passports, and procedures for conveying captured slave ships and landing freed slaves in St. Helena. Following are the officers addressed by Courtney, and their vessels: Lieutenant commander Cortland Herbert Simpson: HMS Pluto Lieutenant commander Austin Bissell Hodgkinson: HMS Viper Lieutenant commander Robert Heron Burton: HMS Triton Commander Lord Edward Cecil: HMS Surprise Lieutenant commander William Nathan Wrighte Hewett: HMS Viper Lieutenant commander Constantine O'Donnel Allingham: HMS Spitfire The Congo River was an important source of slaves for Cuba and Brazil in the nineteenth century. The waterway provided perfect cover for slave ships hiding until the cruisers were out of sight. The river's fast current facilitated a quick escape to the coast. Slave merchants also became proficient at loading their victims very quickly. Abolition missions had to become equally shrewd in their tactics, having spies on shore for example. Communication and collaboration between vessels was critical. The Royal Navy established the West Africa Squadron (or Preventative Squadron) at substantial expense in 1808 after Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The squadron's task was to suppress the Atlantic slave trade by patrolling the coast of West Africa. With a home base at Portsmouth, it began with two small ships, the 32-gun fifth-rate frigate HMS Sol and the Cruizer-class brig-sloop HMS Derwent. At the height of its operations, the squadron employed a sixth of the Royal Navy fleet and marines. Between 1808 and 1860 the West Africa Squadron captured 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans. The United States Navy assisted the West Africa Squadron, starting in 1820 with the USS Cyane, which the US had captured from the Royal Navy in 1815. Initially the US contribution consisted of a few ships, but the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 formalised the US contribution into the Africa Squadron. Richard William Courtenay, Vice Adm., R.N., 1820-1904 entered the Royal Navy in 1833. After serving in the Mediterranean for several years, he became Commander and Senior Officer of the West Africa Squadron's South Division, leading a small fleet to suppress the slave trade, first commanding the "Conflict" from August 1857 to August 1859, then "HMS Archer" from September 1859 until 4 April 1860 when he was invalided. He returned to service in September 1863, serving in China as Captain of "Scylla" until 7 August 1867. On 1 December 1869 he was made Commodore of "Aboukir" a Receiving ship in Jamaica. Courtenay resigned from the Royal Navy in 1874. Wood screw sloop, HMS Archer, was launched in 1849, she was commissioned on the 21st of May 1858 at Woolwich. Commanded by Captain John Sanderson, she was sent to the West Coast of Africa. The captain died on the 17th of August 1859. He was replaced by Commander Richard William Courtenay, who on the 4th of April 1860 was invalided. Due to the abolitionist movement in the United States, a squadron of American Navy warships was also assigned to catch slave traders in and around Africa. The African Slave Trade Patrol was part of the Suppression of the Slave Trade between 1819 and the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861. The Patrol captured some 100 suspected slave ships. A few ships were sent by the US Navy sent as early as 1819, beginning in with the USS Cyane which the US had captured from the Royal Navy in 1815. The 1842 Webster-Ashburton Treaty which called for a final end to the slave trade on the high seas, among other things, formalised the US contribution into the Africa Squadron and increased the number of participating vessels. USS Portsmouth (1843), an important wooden sloop-of-war in the United States Navy, designed on the lines of a French-built privateer, and having just returned from her blockading position on the Mexico's west coast during the Mexican-American War, was chosen to participate in the slave trade suppression mission. Returning to Boston in May 1848 she departed again on 29 August and sailed east to the African coast. There until 1 February 1849 she patrolled with Royal Navy ships to suppress the slave trade. Between September 1849 and May 1851 she again cruised off the West African coast, returning to Boston on 26 June. During this time she captured at least three slave ships. Sir Henry Verey Huntley (1795-1864) was an English naval officer and colonial administrator, especially revered for his knowledge of African custom and favourable relations with various tribes. He was Lieutenant Governor for The Gambia from 1840-1841, and in 1850 he published, "Seven years' service on the Slave Coast of Western Africa." . Near Fine.

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        Rambles at the Antipodes: A Series of Sketches of Moreton Bay, New Zealand, the Murray River and South Australia, and the Overland Route

      London: W. H. Smith and Son, 1859. Small octavo, two folding maps and 12 tinted lithographs after S. T. Gill; finely bound by Sangorski in gilt tooled half green morocco. Irreverent plates by S.T. Gill. First edition.Illustrated account of Australasian travel by Edward Wilson, radical democratic owner-editor of the "Argus". The story is based on extensive firsthand travel throughout Australasia in the later 1850s. The twelve plates by S. T. Gill (the well-known goldfields illustrator who died impoverished on the front steps of the Melbourne Town Hall) were especially commissioned for this book. They represent one of the few examples of his work illustrating the narrative text of another writer.

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        Memoires de L?Imperatrice Catherine II

      ondon Trubner and Co. 1859 - The first French edition of Catherine II of Russias memoirs, with a preface from Aleksandr Herzen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. In French. With a bookseller label for E. Charlton to the rear pastedown. Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796. Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen, 1812 1870, was a Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the father of Russian socialism, and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The cloth to the rear hinge is split. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping. Internally the pages have some browning and occasional foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward Embracing the History of the Serampore Mission Two Volumes (complete)

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Both volumes rebacked with original cloth spines laid down. Original blind-stamped cloth boards. Brown endpapers with printed advertisements. Cloth rubbed on front board of Volume I. A couple of gatherings protruding a litte from text block, with rubbing and short tears to margins of some leaves. ; Volume I: xxvi, 511, [1] pages + 24 pages advertisements. Volume II: xiii, [1], 527, [1] pages. Both volumes: Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth. Dimensions: 9 1/8" by 5 3/4". Pencil notes on rear endpapers of both volumes. Very occasional pencil marginalia to text. Owner's signature "[?] Hodgkinson N.Z. 1862" on front endpaper of both volumes. ; 8vo .

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        The Magistrate's Pocket Book. The Magistrate's Pocket Book

      Sydney: J. Moore, 1859. Duodecimo, a little contemporary marginalia, good in original brown cloth with paper titling label. Important Sydney legal book. A very scarce Sydney-printed Australian legal text by Justice John Plunkett, an Irish Catholic lawyer who emigrated to New South Wales in 1832 to serve as solicitor-general of the colony. Within three years of his arrival Plunkett published his first legal text, a work tailored for the unique conditions he encountered in Australia where convicts mingled freely with settlers. This was The Australian Magistrate, an essential reference work that was republished in 1840. The text of The Magistrate's Pocket Book was originally intended as an appendix to a further edition but was eventually published as a separate work.Plunkett initiated significant legal reform during his career, championing the rights of those persons denied freedom and autonomy in early colonial Australia. He extended the protection of the law to convicts and assigned servants, curbing significant abuse that had previously gone unpunished. Famously, in 1838 Plunkett condemned seven white men to death for the murder of Aboriginals at Myall Creek in a contentious trial generating considerable public hostility. Nonetheless, Plunkett won a reputation as a fair and impartial magistrate who applied the law without fear of prejudice or disfavour.Not in Ferguson, perhaps surprisingly, but no doubt testament to the work's scarcity. Four copies are now recorded in Australian collections.

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou Description methodique de tous les oiseaux observes en Provence et dans les departements circonvoisins, par MM. J.-B. Jaubert et Barthelemy-Lapommeraye.

      Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, 1859-1862.. Quarto. 547 pages with 20 coloured plates. Beautiful, original halfleather binding by J. Quinton in Norwich - with gilt lettering on spine. [Reliure de l'epoque]. Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Tres bon etat. Some signs of foxing. Wonderful provenance From the library of eminent british ornthologist John Henry Guerney with his small library supralibro on front and rear cover "John Henry Guerney" and a subsequent Exlibris of Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall to front pastedown.. [Anker 230; Nissen, IVB 475; Wood 406] John Henry Gurney (4 July 1819 - 20 April 1890) was an English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician of the Gurney family. Gurney was the only son of Joseph John Gurney of Earlham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk. At the age of ten he was sent to a private tutor at Leytonstone near the Epping Forest, where he met Henry Doubleday, and commenced his first natural history collection. From there he moved to the Friends' School at Tottenham, and whilst there met William Yarrell. At the age of seventeen he joined the family's banking business in Norwich. Gurney published a number of articles in The Zoologist on the birds of Norfolk. He also commenced a collection of birds of prey. In 1864 he published Part I. of his Descriptive Catalogue of this collection, and in 1872 he edited The Birds of Damara Land from the notes of his friend Charles John Andersson. Between 1875 and 1882 he produced a series of notes in The Ibis on the first volume of the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, and in 1884 brought out a List of Diurnal Birds of Prey, with References and Annotations. The archives of Cambridge University Museum of Zoology contains five volumes of correspondence between Alfred Newton and Gurney, who was a founding member of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust. For the last twenty years of his life he resided at the family's home at Northrepps, near Cromer. His son, John Henry Gurney Jr., was also an ornithologist, and his great great grandson, Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall has continued the family tradition. The southern African race of the black-necked grebe, Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi, was named by South African zoologist and author Austin Roberts in 1919 in honour of the father and son. John Henry Gurney Jr.'s daughter Agatha Gurney (1881-1937) married Sir Edward Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet. (Wikipedia) ________________ John Henry Gurney Jr. (1848-1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family. Works: Rambles of a naturalist in Egypt & other countries (1876) / The House Sparrow (1885) / The Gannet: a Bird with a History (1913) / Early annals of ornithology (1921) / (Wikipedia)

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        Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. (Volumes III-VII. For the Years 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862 and 1863) [Five Volumes]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859-1863. First edition. Cloth. Bindings fair to good+, contents good+ to very good or better; boards detached on most volumes, spine missing from one, partially present on two, most contents crisp and clean, a few leaves in one or two volumes loose or worn at the edges except for the opening index of 1859 which has loss to corner of two index leaves. Textblocks and illustrations solid and clean. All plates present. Folio. Numerous b/w illustrations. From the first American appearance of a Tale of Two Cities, novels by Wilkie Collins, numerous illustrations by Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, to the lead up to the Civil War, Lincoln's election, the first battles, the hard middle years. An invaluable record in a significant run.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      4pp. on folded sheet dated March 31, 1859 (with blindstamped seal) and signed twice by D. G. Rossetti. Blackfriars Bright, Thrusday. A superb and personal letter to Sir John Simeon discussing his painting 'the Paolo" which might make a successful photograph as well as a discussion on whether Ruskin has finished a preface "or introductory essay" which will "add incalcuably to its value in every way." And ending with, "I heard Tennyson read the 'Maid of Astolat' the other day- a glorious piece of work is it not? More I think than Morte d'Arthur I fancy." A fascinating letter perhaps responding to a query regarding making a reproductiion of Rossetti's Paolo and Francesca painting, but providing a good deal of meandering and opining. Signed at end "D.G. Rossetti" and also at top of first page in darker pen, "D. G. Rosetti./ March 31./59." One minor smudge, else very good.

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        Glossary of supposed Americanisms

      J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1859 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xi, [12]-122; original brown cloth, spine faded, text foxed, else good and sound. Mencken, in his The American Language, writes: "[It] was chiefly devoted to showing that most of the 465 terms it listed were English provincialisms or archaisms, but he also listed a few words and phrases picked up in Pennsylvania. Elwyn, under ball, offered one of the early descriptions of baseball, He called it bat and ball, said that it was played in his youth, and hazarded the guess that it might be 'an imperfect form of cricket,' though calling it, in the same breath, 'a Yankee invention'."Kennedy 11394; Vancil, p. 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Urschweiz. Klassischer Boden der Tellssage den Saengertells F. Schiller. Die Urkantone

      Basel: Chr. Krüsi, 1859 - Superb steel-engraved views of Swiss landscapes First edition. 4to. 60 Steel Engraved Plates by C. Huber and others, tissue guards. Quarter contemporary blue morocco and cloth boards. Touch of rubbing to spine, else fine, bright copy. Not in OCLC [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Comte de Raousset-Boulbon Et L'Expedition de La Sonore: Correspondance--Souvenirs Et Oeuvres Inedites

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1859. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Leather backed marbled boards, wear at edges, hinges a little rubbed; a bit of foxing, mostly early on. 318pp with an attractive folding map of California at the rear with a small crease and light foxing. Howes M198, Sabin 38700. Aristocrat, connoisseur of colonialism, gambler, possible pirate. The Count set sail for San Francisco after failing to make a go of it in Algeria and France. He fell in love with Sonora and mounted an expedition to secure its independence that ended with him meeting a firing squad in 1854. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; History. Inventory No: 045071.

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

      James Nichol, 1859, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedSize: Octavo (standard book size). 5-volume set (complete). Volume I: xix, 304 pp. Volume II: xxiii, 359 pp. Volume III: xxiii, 355 pp. Volume IV: 318 pp. Volume V: 330 pp. Heavily blind stamped decorated leather binding with spine in 6 compartments with red title label. Boards lightly worn and rubbed and a little sunned at spines. Marbled end papers and red edges. Owner gift inscription dated 1867 in volume I. Very sporadic light foxing mainly to end papers otherwise contents very clean and bright and appears unread. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Britain/UK; 16th Century; Inventory No: 19114.

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        A dictionary of modern slang, cant and vulgar words used in the present day in the street of London; .; preceded by a History of cant and vulgar language from the time of Henry VIII . / by A London Antiquary [i.e. John Camden Hotten]

      London : John Camden Hotten, Antiquarian Bookseller, Piccadilly 1859 - Physical description: x, lxxxvi, 160p. : ill. ; 17cm. Subjects: English Language -- England -- Slang -- Dictionaries -- 19th century. Notes: With a 2-page catalogue after main text. Full title: A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, used at the present day in the streets of London; the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; the Houses of Parliament; the dens of St. Giles; and the palaces of St. James. Preceded by a history of cant and vulgar language from the time of Henry VIII . With glossaries of two secret languages, spoken by the wandering tribes of London, the costermongers and the patterers. By a London Antiquary. Very good copy in contemporary gilt-blocked, pebble-grained cloth. Sun-toning evident around spine cover panel edges. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Scattered foxing, mainly around prelims, with some marginal dust-toning also evident. There is a small uninked embossed bookseller's stamp to ffep. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 160 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts On Parliamentary Reform

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Contemporary half calf, red morocco label, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, and marbled edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Joints tender, boards slightly scuffed, minor foxing to endpapers. First edition, in which Mill advocates for universal suffrage with plurality of voting based on education, proposes representation in government of minorities and condemns the secret ballot.

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        The Museum of Natural History; being a popular account of the structures, habits, and classification of the various departments of the animal kingdom, quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, shells, and insects ... Complete in 8 Volumes

      Glasgow ; William MacKenzie [1859-62], 1859, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionNear fine copies all in the original, elaborately gilt-decorated and blind-ruled pebble-grain cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; V. 1 & 2 - Mammalia. V. 3 & 4 - Birds. V. 5 - Reptiles. V. 6 - Fishes. V. 7 - Insects. V. 8 - Mollusca and Radiata. Each chiefly illustrated with many tissue guarded, full color plates. All edges gilt. Physical description; 8 volumes, ill., plates (part col.) ; 29 cm. Subjects; Zoology.

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

      Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy 1859 In 4° (cm 31x24), pp. 547, 20 tavv.; m / pelle con angoli, ds. (restaurato) con nervi, tit. in oro su tass., tagli rossi; opera ill. da 20 splendide tavv. (disegnare e litografate da J. Susini) e finemente acquerellate, l?ultima delle quali è il bellissimo ?Cygne de Bewick?, difficile da trovare; lieve alone al margine inf. che interessa quasi tutte le pp. del testo ma non le tavv. che sono poste in fine; qc. lieve fior., rinforzi alle sguardie, strappi riparati a 2 tavv. ma buon esemplare. 129 / 29 127

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        A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin.

      John Murray, London 1859 - Octavo, plates and folding maps including one in rear pocket; bookplate of Convent of Our Lady of Mercy Melbourne, fine in original gilt decorated blue cloth. The search to determine the fate of Franklin's party on board the Erebus and Terror was one of the most extensive in maritime history. In all, twenty-nine separate expeditions were mounted up to and including that of McClintock in the Fox of 1857-9.This expedition was almost entirely funded by Franklin's wife, Lady Jane Franklin. McClintock, who had served with Ross in the Arctic, succeeded where the others had failed and discovered numerous skeletons and relics from the ships. Most importantly he found an official form, completed by the doomed men, describing the death of Franklin and the loss of ships. McClintock was able to complete the story from the eyewitness accounts of the native people, and to establish beyond doubt that Franklin had indeed been the discoverer of the Northwest Passage.Sir John Franklin, the cousin of Matthew Flinders, had begun his distinguished naval career as a midshipman on the Investigator, after which he stayed on in Sydney working as an assistant in the small observatory which Flinders had established. After two polar expeditions, and many other noteworthy exploits, Franklin was appointed lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land, a post he held with great distinction for seven years from 1837. From the Collection of Robert Edwards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papers Relative to the Affairs of British Columbia. Parts I and 2. [With] Further Papers Relative to the Affairs of British Columbia. Parts 3 and 4

      London: Printed by George Edward Eyrne and William Spottiswoode 1859-1962. (Hardcover) vii,83;vii.93;vi,110;v,80pp. Good to very good. 4 Parts Folio bound in recent half speckled calf and marbled boards with 11 maps (9 folding) partly coloured in outline. Institutional handstamps on edges with perforated stamp, institutional handstamp and withdrawn stamp on titlepage of Part I. Map in Part I brittle with tear repaired on back and large folding map in Part II brittle with large 2" chip at fold in blank area, rebacked with tissue. Part II bound out of order. Scarce especially complete in 4 parts. Lowther 86. Contents: pt 1. Copies of despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of British Columbia, and from the Governor of British Columbia to the Secretary of State relative to government of the colony; also, copies of the act of Parliament to provide for the government of British Columbia; Governor's commission and instructions; order in council to provide for the administration of justice; and instrument revoking so much of the crown grant of 30th May 1838 to the Hudson's Bay Company for exclusive tradinng with the Indians as relates to the territories comprised within the colony of British Columbia. Pts 2-4. Copies of despatches ... Relative to the governemnt of the colony..

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        British Columbia, Vancouver Island & c

      London 1859 - An important early pre confederation map of British Columbia., Size : 315x380 (mm), 12.375x15 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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