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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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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO JAPAN, KAMTSCHATKA, SIBERIA, TARTARY, AND VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COAST OF CHINA.

      SUPERB EARL PRIMARY RESOURCE London 1859, - Smith. Half red morocco spine over brown cloth,414p., 15 woodcuts & 5 maps: 4 linen-backed maps in superbcondition, 2 text engravings, 7 lithographs, 1 other foldingillustration, a bit of foxing, else solid, complete. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America ?

      New York: W. A. Townsend & Company, 1859. New Edition, Revised and Corrected, with an Ample Supplement by the Author, Together with A Treatise on Fly-Fishing, by "Dinks" (BAL's fourth edition). Illustrations in text. 1 vols. 8vo. Original gilt stamped brick cloth with pictorial upper board. Fine, bright copy, clean and entirely unsophisticated. A fine, fresh copy of a thick book that most commonly shows severe signs of use.

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        ANATOMY, DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICAL

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lee, 1859. Spine lettered in gilt. The volume has been recased, hinges re-inforced, by a master binder. Small area of damp-stain at bottom near the joint, lasting the first few pages. Preliminary pages lightly foxed. A tight, very clean copy of the scarce American first edition, published the year after the English edition. Drawings by H.V. Carter, 363 engravings on wood. 754pp. OCLC shows 13 libraries worldwide holding this edition. Many are in leather bindings, many fewer in this publisher's cloth. APBC has listed 4 American first editions at auction in the past 25 years. Garrison and Morton #418. Henry Gray (1827-1861) was an English anatomist and surgeon. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) at tge age of 25. He died of smallpox at the age of 34 years. . First American Edition. Brown Embossed Cloth. Imperial Octavo.

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        Life and Liberty in America: Or, Sketches Of A Tour In The United States And Canada, In 1857-58

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.. 1859. First. First edition. Two volumes. Octavos. 343; 336pp. Tinted wood-engraved plates. Publisher's green cloth with lighter green horizontal stripes, decorated and titled in gilt. Neat pencil name in each volume, a few small tiny spots at the top of one volume where the cloth is worn away, otherwise an especially nice and fine set. Account of the author's eight-month long lecture tour in North America by an English journalist. Howes M-118. Sabin 43355. A beautiful set. .

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        Seven Years' Travel in Central America, Northern Mexico, and the Far West of The United States.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1859. Orig. full cloth. Blindtooled covers, gilt back. Back with light wear, top and bottom of back frayed. Inner hinges a little loose, but not broken. XIV,(2),587 pp. and 8 wood-engraved plates, textillustration. Light scattered brownspots. A few marginal pencil strokes.. First English edition of his famous work "Aus Amerika" 1867-58. - Sabin 25992

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        Acadia; or, A Month with the Blue Noses

      New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. First edition. 2 engraved frontispieces. 329 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth; spine ends slightly frayed, but sound. With a bookplate on the lower pastedown, inscribed "From Samuel L. Clemens' personal library I Alan Gribben I Austin, Texas 1890;" and with the monogrammed bookplate of William Inglis Morse and his blind stamp on flyleaf. With the Anderson auction bookplate of the sale of the Library of Mark Twain, signed by Albert Bigelow Paine. A fine association copy, linking the name of Twain with that of one of America's most popular humourists of his day, F.S. Cozzens, author of THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS (1856).

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        Schwarzenberggarten", Wien.

      - Bleistift, auf gelblichem strukturiertem Papier, rechts unten signiert „T. Blau". 27,3:26,5 cm. Insgesamt etwas stockfleckig. Virtuos-atmosphärischer Ausschnitt einer Parklandschaft, der, wie von der Künstlerin bekannt, von einem mächtigen Laubbaum hinterfangen wird. Die gebürtige Wiener Malerin jüdischer Herkunft wurde in ihrer Geburtsstadt bereits um 1859 von dem ungarischen Maler A. Hanély (1824-1911) unterrichtet, dann 1860 und 1864 von dem Landschaftsmaler A. Schaeffer von Wienwald (1833-1916). 1861 Studienreise nach Mähren, 1865 in Naßwald Schülerin von J.M. Aigner (1818-1886) und 1869-1873 in München Schülerin von W. Lindenschmit d. J. (1829-1895). 1872 lernte sie den Landschaftsmaler E.J. Schindler (1842-1892) kennen, mit dem sie 1873 gemeinsam eine Studienreise nach Ungarn und 1875 eine nach Holland unternahm. 1873 Beteiligung an der Wiener Weltausstellung. 1874 erneute Reise nach Ungarn. 1877 zog sie in ein von Schindler angemietetes Atelier im Wiener Prater, das sie nach dessen Verheiratung 1879 alleine unterhielt. 1877 und 1879 Reisen nach Italien. 1883 erhielt sie einen Prämienpreis anläßlich einer Ausstellungsbeteiligung am Pariser Salon; zu diesem Zeitpunkt malte sie viel in Barbizon und dem Wald von Fontainebleau. Weitere Ausstellungen in München, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig und Hamburg. 1883 konvertierte sie zum Protestantismus und heiratete den Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler H. Lang (1838-1891); die Hochzeitsreise führte das Paar über Griechenland und die Türkei in den Vorderen Orient. Gemeinsamer Umzug nach München, wo die Künstlerin ab 1889 an der Damenakademie des Künstlerinnenvereins als Lehrerin tätig war. 1889 Beteiligung an der Weltausstellung in Paris, wo ihr eine Medaille verliehen wurde, wie sie auch eine Auszeichnung 1893 auf der Weltausstellung in Chicago erhielt. Nachdem ihr Mann 1891 verstorben war, kehrte sie 1894 nach Wien zurück. 1897 gründete sie hier gemeinsam mit der Malerin Olga Prager (1872-1930), der Schriftstellerin, Feministin und Malerin Rosa Mayreder (1858-1938) u.a. die private „Kunstschule für Frauen und Mädchen" und war dort 1898-1915 u.a. Lehrerin am „Curs für Landschaft und Stilleben". 1904-1908 alljährliche Sommeraufenthalte in Holland. Tina Blau zählt zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen Künstlerinnen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts und gilt als Wegbereiterin der Pleinairmalerei in Österreich. Sie schuf meist Landschaften und Stilleben unter Verwendung impressionistischer Stilmerkmale, daneben malte sie auch Porträts. Zudem war sie als Illustratorin tätig.

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        Zwei Ganzfigurenskizzen: links eine sich nach vorne beugende Frau in Rückenansicht, rechts daneben ein Junge beim Angeln im Profil nach rechts.

      - Pinsel in Schwarz und Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, links und rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert „Weggis. 12.7.30 A. / Seewen 9.8.30 / Zürich 12.8.30. M.". 17,8:25,8 cm. Verso zwei Skizzen von mit einem Besen arbeitenden Frauen in Vorder- und Rückensicht, Bleistift, datiert, bezeichnet und signiert „23.7.30 Hertenstein A. Emma Bormann.". Aus einem Skizzenbuch und sicher während einer Reise in die Schweiz entstanden. Die Ortschaft Hertenstein gehört zur Gemeinde Weggis und liegt am Vierwaldstätter See im Schweizer Kanton Luzern. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Durch die Arbeiten L. Michaleks (1859-1942) u. O. Laskes (1874-1951) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Ab 1913 Studium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Michaleks. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a.1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 Paris, 1932 Prag. 1940-1950 in China, Hongkong, Shanghai sowie Japan, Peking und Tokyo. Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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        The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn

      London: Printed for the Society, 1859. Original pebbled cloth, rebacked, some foxing, but quite sound The copy presented by Lincoln's Inn to Chetham's Library, Manchester, with its pictorial bookplate recording the presentation on the front pastedown and its discreet circular ownership stamp elsewhere

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        The Virginians. A Tale of the Last Century

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1859 - Original yellow printed wrappers, slightly soiled, repairs to spines, but overall a very nice set. With most of the ads as called for by Van Duzer, with "actresses" on p. 207. The Virginians Advertiser is present in each part, as are nearly all of the other inserted ads. In half red morocco slipcase with chemise In the original 24 monthly parts. 2 engraved title pages and 46 etched plates after drawings by Thackeray. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, edited by Rev. H.L.Mansel and John Veitch

      Blackwood 1859 - 4 volumes, first editions, published posthumously, Hamilton's lectures at Edinburgh from 1836 to his death in 1856, Metaphysics, 2 volumes in 1859, Logic two volumes, 1866. xix, 444; x, 568; xiv, 468; x, 510 p., publisher's catalogues in vols.I & III, original brown diaper cloth, blind-stamped decoration (not uniform between the two pairs of volumes), 2 small splits in a hinge of vol.I but a very well preserved set in the original binding. From the library of the philosopher A.C.Lloyd, who perhaps united them: vols.III-IV (only) have the booklabel of a Welsh Baptist college, with no library markings. Hamilton is important as the first professional philosopher to bring German philosophy to Britain, even ifor most present-day philosophers his name will perhaps evoke only the title of John Stuart Mill's least read book, An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy (1865): Mill's vicious attack sets out to show that Hamilton is not only wrong but absurdly so. For an elegant account of the historical importance of the controversy (with arguably a political background) see Alasdair MacIntyre, 'John Stuart Mill’s Forgotten Victory' in London Review of Books, 16 October 1980. 4 volumes, will need extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scientific American: An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science, & Mechanics. NEW SERIES: Volumes 1-31, 54-81 (1859-1899)

      NY: Munn & Co. 1859 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, March 29* volumes 1 to 31 AND 54 to 81 (1859-1899), all complete volume, sub title varies somewhat, each volume is approximately 26 issues and 400 pp., well illustrated, folios, later cloth, ex library, still good-very good, Photos available upon request.

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE

      - HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1859. 8vo., embossed terra-cotta cloth, all edges gilt. First Edition, first issue, large paper issue. [BAL State A, with the illustrations present]. Signed presentation from Holmes on the front endpaper, to his close friend and Harvard classmate Benjamin Robbins Curtis: "B.R. Curtis/ from his friend and classmate/ O.W. Holmes." Curtis, who went on to the U.S. Supreme Court, is best known for his dissenting opinion in the infamous Dred Scott Case, a case which eventually led to his resignation from the nation's high court. A wonderful association copy! Near fine. Enclosed in a custom-made, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with a gilt-worked spine. $4500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      1859. first edition. It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of TimesIt Was The Age Of Wisdom, It Was The Age Of Foolishness…"First Issue of A Tale of Two Cities in the Original Red ClothDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, first issue in the primary binding, with genuine title-page. Octavo (7/8 x 5 1/2 in; 224 x 139 mm). [i-vii] viii,[ix (list of plates), [x, blank], [1] 2-254, [ix-x] pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'], each remarkably fine impressions. All eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Bound without the 32pp catalogue at rear that Smith notes as "bound in [only] some copies".Publisher?'s primary binding of deep red morocco-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Slight surface loss to top left hand corner of front paste-down most probably due to the removal of a booksellers ticket. Short one-half inch split to cloth at top of upper joint. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired, minimal rubbing to cloth extremities, otherwise a superb copy, the text and plates remarkably clean with virtually no foxing. Housed in a full dark green morocco solander case with cloth chemise.Smith notes that "the plates were not duplicated and consequently most copies have poor impressions because of the large printings made from the one set of plates," hence the copy under notice is most unusual.This late novel is one of Dicken's scarcest and even scarcer in the original red cloth.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens?'s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickens?'s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the author?'s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens?'s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Set in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution, Dickens great novel A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. Smith I, 13.

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        Photographs of the Elliot Marbles; and other subjects; in the Central Museum Madras [cover title]

      Bangalore, 1859. Oblong folio. (13 x 17 7/8 inches). 2 leaves of letterpress: introduction (dated June 1859) and index of photographs]. 75 albumen photographs from 76 dry collodion glass negatives (the penultimate print made from two negatives), mounted on 51 leaves, as issued, images measuring from 170 x 60mm. to 260 x 342mm., or the reverse. Tripe's "Photographer to Government" embossed blind stamp on each mount, pagination in ink in upper right corner of each mount, as issued. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over original buff paper covered boards, lettered on the upper cover. Housed in a modern black morocco box. An important book by Tripe from the dawn of photography in India: a rare complete example and one of less than twenty surviving examples.This series of photographs records sculptures from the ruined Buddhist stupa at Amaravati, in Andhra Pradesh, southeastern India, which had been excavated in 1845 by Walter Elliot, an employee of the Madras Civil Service. They were transported to Madras where Tripe photographed them before being shipped to London.The extreme difficulties in producing the album are described in the introduction: "These Photographs were taken by Captain Tripe in the months of May and June [1858], after a wearying tour through Trichinpoly, Madura and Tanjore Districts, during the preceding four months and a half. Many of the subjects being heavy masses, and therefore not to be easily transported into the open air, were taken as they were lying, in the rooms of the Museum. To enable him to attempt them at all he was obliged to use a dry collodion process, with which he had only recently made acquaintance. In printing from the above mentioned negatives, their density, though apparently in their favor, increased the liability to yellowness in the lights, so much complained of in toning a print on albumenised paper with gold."The Madras Government commissioned "seventy positive copies from each of his listed Elliot Marbles negatives, which were to be 'mounted in book form...'", though the order was revised in February 1859 to encompass only the images "'of greatest interest and importance of which possess artistic merit'" (Dewan, p. 609). Printing of the images began in August 1858, and was completed in March 1859, slowed by his whiting out the backgrounds on each negative and difficulties in printing described above.The result was a stunning photographically illustrated monograph and an incunable of photographically illustrated works published in India. Walter Eliott, the archaeologist who discovered the marbles, described Tripe in 1859 as the "ablest artist" in southern India.Tripe's Elliot Marbles is very rare; Dewan cites but 16 extant examples, not including the present. Two further examples have traded at auction in the last decade. Dewan, J. The Photographs of Linnaeus Tripe. A Catalogue Raisonné (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2003).

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        Two Autograph Documents, signed ("P.J. Albritton"), to Hon. Zo. S. Cook

      Alabama, Wilcox County, 1859. 2 pp. total pen and ink on paper. 4to. Fine, in brown custom cloth chemise. Documents presented to Judge Cook of the Court of Probate by the administrator and administratrix of the estate of Samuel Smoke. Among the possessions to be settled were mules, horses, hogs, cattle, a buggy and harness, fodder "& some other articles of trifling value ... also a negro man named Jack, who is about 75 years old & who is of little or no value - & whom it is necessary to sell for the purpose of division among the widow, one of your Petitioners, and the children of said intestate ..." The second document reads in part, "By virtue of an order of the Hon Probate Court of said County, I did expose to sale at public auction at the late resid. of Samuel Smoke ... the negro man Jack a slave belong[ing] to said estate and on such sale Mrs. Eliza Smoke became the purchaser thereof for the price & sum of ten dollars, that being the highest & last bid for the same. Said negro was sold as a credit till 1st day of March 1860".

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

      E. Dentu, Paris 1859 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

      London, England: Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859. original embossed cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine. 8vo. original embossed cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine. viii, 496 pages. First edition (Cole 436). Reprinted from Philosophical Transactions, The Journal of the Royal Institution, and The Philosophical Magazine. Preface, table of contents, index. Three plates, including one foldout, follow text. Spine torn at top extremity. Corners bumped. Inside hinges cracked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.

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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. 1st Edition. 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. 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.

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        A Complete Set of the Christmas Numbers of All Year Round

      Office of All The Year Round / Chapman & Hall, London 1859 - First Editions in the original parts. Includes several "Extra Christmas Numbers" All the wrappers are ORIGINAL. A nice set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bildnis eines Mädchens. Aquarell.

      1859.. Bildgrösse: 36x27 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 40x30 cm..

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        History of the Western Insurrection in Western Pennsylvania, Commonly Called the Whiskey Insurrection. Extra-illustrated & with letter signed by Gallatin

      Pittsburg: W. S. Haven,. Fine. 1859. First Edition. Half Morocco. Howes B-685. Sabin 7166. Extra illustrated edition including Albert Gallatin 1811 letter signed (archivally repaired at fold with small loss not affecting text): March 19th 1811 to Thomas Thornton, Marshall of Maine: "The treasurer of the United States has been directed to remit to you drs. 4400.38 ... for taking the third census or enumeration of the inhabitants of your district.... Congress having made what is conceived to be an inadequate provision as compensation for taking the amount of manufacturers and manufacturing establishments (thirty thousand dollars in the whole) it is believed that it will be better for the marshals and their assistants that the subject should not be taken up at the treasury until it can be ascertained at the next session whether some further allowance will not be made....Nine steel engravings, 1 lithograph & 1 etching. Morocco bookplate of Frank Deering at pastedown followed by later owner's. Nicely bound in chocolate morocco with painted paper-covered boards; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Household Words (19 Volumes) including a last Volume Selection from Household Words , James Miller, N.Y.(last issue dated May, 28, 1859)

      London or New York, 1859. A mixed set some with London imprints. Volumes I-IV & XIII (Office, 16, Wellington Street) and some with New York, Dix and Edwards (Vols. VI & VII) New York: McElbrath and Barker (Vol. VIII) etc.. 20 vols. 8vo. Original green blind-stamped pebbled cloth. One volume slightly split, rest very fresh. Bookplate of St. Paul's School, ex dono plate of Mr. Francis F. Randolph, small unobtrusive blind stamp on title pages. Household Words was considerably more popular in England than America and its publishing history in America is "almost absolutely dark, as is the whole subject of periodical printing and 'arrangements' ... The 1850's were years of copyright agitation in America, and certainly no legally protective arrangements were possible to the English publishers before the journal was discontinued in 1859. And it is not surprising that the course of Household Words was not so brilliant in American as was that of its successor All the Year Round ... It was partially a local work and not quite so interesting to an America as to an English reader; it had changed publishers too often; there was no legitimate arrangement between the English proprietors and the American publishers; it was sold at too high a price; it had been published by inexperienced people and therefore had not received proper publicity and promotion; and its lack of pictorial illustration made it unpopular with the masses" (Buckler, William E., "'Household Words' in America," in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 45, pp. 160-66.)Household Words was published every Wednesday from March 1850 to May 1859.

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        "J.H. Bump's atmospheric attempering churn. The subscriber calls the attention of dairymen and all other persons interested in the art of butter making, to this improved atmospheric churn, patented by James H. Bump, of Morris, Otsego County, New-York, the 26th October 1858 ... "

      "Morris, N.Y.": "A.S. Avery, job printer, n.d.". [1859]. "Broadside, approx 48"" x 17½"" (61 x 45 cm.), a few small creases and short tears at extremities, but in all a very good example. NY Historical Soc., AAS, Library Co., and Huntington in OCLC."

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        Répertoire Général de Photographie pratique et théoriquecontenant les procédés sur plaque, sur papier, sur collodion, sur albumine, etc. Troisième édition avec atlas composé de dix planches

      1859 Paris A. Gaudin et frère 1859 - 22,5 x 14 cm et 22,7 x 14,5 cm pour l'atlas - 600 pgs et 10 planches pour l'atlas - relié ensembles dans une sorte de toile simili avec auteur et titre estampés en or sur le dos (reliure d'amateur), la couverture originale du livre et de l'atlas conservées SAUF LE DOS - éditions pauvres, couvertures restaurées mais l'intérieur très acceptable - cachets - tache sur les pages 168-169 - témoins non coupés - en tout très acceptale exemplaire d'un livre édité d'une façon pauvre - rare, seulement quelques copies sur OCLC (photos sur demande) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Göteborg med dess omgifningar framställdt i taflor. - Gothenburg und seine Umgebung in Bildern. - Gothenburg and its environs in pictures.

      Göteborg, Meyer & Köster, 1859.. 18 getönte Lithogr. m. Ansichten und einem lithogr. Titelblatt u. 19 Bll. ( Text ), qu.-gr.-4°, Or.- GLwd.. Die hüb. Tafeln ( lithogr. v. G. Berger ) zeigen Gesamt- und zum Teil seltene Detailansichten der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung ( z.B. Stora Nygatan mit Synagoge ). Der in drei Sprachen ( schwedisch - deutsch - englisch ) wiedergegebene Text stammt von G. Björklund. Durcghgängig mehr oder weniger stark stockfleckig, einige Textseiten gebräunt.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 20. II. o. J.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Unserer gestrigen Besprechung gemäß erlaube ich mir Ihnen 10 Sitze zu meinem Concerte zu übersenden [...]". - Heinrich Röver war Mitglied des Hofoperntheaters und der Wr. Hofmusikkapelle. 1859 übernahm er den Cellopart im Hellmesberger-Quartett und blieb diesem viele Jahre treu. "Röver, der zu den besten Cellisten seiner Zeit zählte, wurde auch als Komponist geschätzt" und "schrieb mehrere Werke für sein Instrument" (ÖBL IX, 211). Zudem verfaßte er Transkriptionen von Opernmelodien sowie von beliebten Kompositionen Schuberts für Violoncello und Klavier. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.

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        Paul Morphy's Match Games; being a Full and Accurate Account of his most astounding successes abroad, defeating in almost every instance the Chess Celebrities of Europe

      New York: Robert M. De Witt, 1859. First edition. Frontispiece engraving after the portrait photo by Brady. 108 pp. 12mo. Original limp gilt-stamped cloth, small chip at head, a bit shaken, small tears to upper joint at top and bottom, gilt slightly dulled, and text a bit browned, but overall a very good, sturdy copy of a fragile and important book. "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess": Morphy's Triumphs in Europe The stunning achievements of Paul Morphy (1837 - 1884) in Europe in 1858, in games recorded here for the first time in book form, estabished him as the reigning world champion of his day, and one of the greatest chess players of all time. The book is edited, with commentary and preface (dated May, 1859) by the first U.S. Champion, Charles Stanley, who lost that title to Morphy in 1857. Although Stanley's book - now rare in the market - was preceded by Frederic Edge's account of Morphy's triumph in Europe, Edge's book did not include the actual moves of Morphy's games. Stanley's book was the first to do so. Included are his games with Lowenthal, Harrwitz, Anderssen, as well as his simultaneous blindfold matches in Paris and Birmingham. Strangely, soon after his return to the U.S., Morphy began to show a marked aversion to the game of chess, refusing to play or even discuss the game, and began to exhibit, according to some, ever increasing signs of mental instability. He died in New Orleans in 1884. A rare and important book, documenting for posterity the achievements of one of America's legendary geniuses.

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        Facsimile of the Sketch-Book of Wilars de Honecort [Villard Honnecourt], an Architect of the Thirteenth Century; with Commentaries and Descriptions by M.J.B.A. Lassus and by M.J. Quicherat: Translated and Edited with Man

      London John Henry and James Parker 1859. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner wear. Spine rubbed with two small nicks on front and rear joint. Title preface and rear index pages loose otherwise contents tight. Scattered foxing throughout. Bookplate on paste-down First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 320mm x 230mm (13" x 9"). xii, 243pp. 65 facsimile plates and 43 woodcuts. Wilars de Honecort [c1175-1240] was a French master mason. Includes descriptions and commentary on the thirteenth century architectural drawings. The drawings include sacred or emblematic figures, secular figures, animals, architecture and construction, drawings, practical geometry, masonry, carpentry machines and receipts. This volume was the only source in English of the Villard manuscript for a century.

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        Philadelphia and its Manufactures; a Hand-Book

      1859. FREEDLEY, Edwin T. Philadelphia and its Manufactures; a Hand-Book, exhibiting the Development, Variety and Statistics of the Manufacturing Industry of Philadelphia in 1857, together with Sketches of Remarkable Manufactories; and a List of Articles now made in Philadelphia. [2], 21-504 pp. Illustrated with ten lithographic plates including one coloured. Philadelphia: Edward Young, 1859.Third Edition, the "Merchants' Edition." A comprehensive survey of commercial activity in Philadelphia on the eve of the Civil War. The book was written in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of Philadelphia as a commercial and manufacturing center and the tremendous amount of information contained in it attests to its achieving that goal. Despite erratic numbering at the beginning, this copy is complete as published. A fine copy.

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        L'Art du Dix-Huiti?me Si?cle

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1859. First edition. Title and 38 eau-forte engravings by Jules de Goncourt, most after drawings in the Goncourt brothers' private collection, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an additional 159 plates, some hand-colored, mostly 18th- and 19th-century, and 2 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("Jules de Goncourt," "Edmond de Goncourt"), hinged to mounts and bound-in. 4to. Full red morocco, gilt, green morocco doublures, green silk moir? endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut, by Pomey. Light sporadic foxing, else fine. In morocco-edged slipcases (slipcases somewhat edgeworn). First edition. Title and 38 eau-forte engravings by Jules de Goncourt, most after drawings in the Goncourt brothers' private collection, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an additional 159 plates, some hand-colored, mostly 18th- and 19th-century, and 2 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("Jules de Goncourt," "Edmond de Goncourt"), hinged to mounts and bound-in. 4to. Presentation Copy, Extra-Illustrated With 2 Autograph Letters. PRESENTATION COPY of the first edition of the Goncourt brothers' pioneering survey of 18th-century French art, inscribed to fellow collector, art critic, and salonist, Comte Louis Cl?ment de Ris, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 159 engravings and 2 autograph letters.L'Art du Dix-Huiti?me Si?cle was published in 10 fascicles over the course of 16 years in an edition of 200 copies. Each fascicle was dedicated to a specific artist or grouping - Les St. Aubin, Watteau, Fragonard, Prudhon, Boucher, Greuze, Chardin, Debucourt, La Tour and "Les Vignettistes" (Eisen, Moreau, Gravelot and Cochin) - and each fascicle was issued with original eau-forte engravings by Jules de Goncourt, many after drawings in the brothers' own collection. This set gathers all of the first edition fascicles and engravings, with an additional 159 plates after each of the respective artists, and is bound in a beautiful restrained binding by Pomey. The set is inscribed, once by Edmond ("A monsieur Clément de Ris / hommage et souvenir de l'auteur / Edmond de Goncourt") and again by Jules on the Watteau fascicle. The recipient, Comte Louis Clément de Ris (1820-1882), was a curator, collector and art critic. He formed an important collection of French ceramics and was curator of sculpture at the Louvre and later curator of the château Versailles. Like the Goncourt brothers, Clément de Ris attended the fashionable Parisian salons of the time, including those of Mathilde Bonaparte.The present set includes two autograph letters, presumably addressed to Clément de Ris. Edmond's letter (dated February 19, 1873) concerns a planned volume of art criticism by Duplessis and asks Clément de Ris for a favor concerning a collector of Gabriel de St. Aubin. Jules' letter is full of gossip and name-dropping. He regrets that he cannot attend a diner with Clément de Ris as he has already made plans with Princess Mathilde (i.e. Mathilde Bonaparte, Napoleon's niece, and a renowned saloniste). He fears canceling his engagement with the princess as he hopes she will finally provide a resolution to "l'affaire de Gavarni" (a reference to Gavarni's portrait of the princess or the Goncourt's monograph on the artist?). Jules admits he has gone to Flaubert for advice, who suggested that Clément de Ris simply change the date of his party from Wednesday to Friday, advice that Jules finds too rude to pursue.A highly desirable copy of one of the landmark works of art criticism.

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        Book of Mormon

      New York: Jas. O. Wright & Company, 1859. Second issue. 380pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Original 3/4 leather over marbled boards with raised bands, gilt rules and the title gilt on the backstrip. Near fine. A nice copy of this uncommon work. A mostly faithful reprinting of the third American edition (Nauvoo - 1840). This is the second issue of the James Wright edition. Wright printed the work not as a faith promoting exercise, but a profit promoting exercise. After the 1842 Nauvoo edition there was not another LDS sanctioned edition printed in the United States until the Salt Lake edition of 1871, and this is the only 19th century Book of Mormon not printed by the LDS or RLDS churches. There are two issues of the Wright edition. The second, also called the "Brooks Huntley," has an introduction by Zadoc Brooks. Brooks was a leader of a schismatic LDS group in Kirtland, Ohio that was opposed to polygamy. According to Morgan: "This is one of the more curious editions of the 'Book of Mormon.' The copyright on the book being expired, and public attention being focused on Utah in consequence of the Utah Expedition, the James O. Wright firm in New York late in 1858 undertook to place on the market a commercial edition, with an introduction which set forth both Mormon and non-Mormon versions of its origin. The printing was a reasonably faithful one, and the Utah Church at least was pleased." Flake/Draper 605. Morgan III:74. Sabin 83048

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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. 1st Edition. Near 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. 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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Petersburg, 30. V. 1859. - 4 SS. 8vo. Beiliegend eigenh. adress. Kuvert. An den kaiserl. russischen Kammerschauspieler Ignaz Vojaceck (1825-1916) zu Wsetin in Mähren: "Indem Sie so freundlich waren, mir aus Warschau Ihre Ankunft und Erlebnisse daselbst anzuzeigen, bin ich später vielseitig in Kontribution gesetzt, über Ihre neuesten Nachrichten zu berichten. Gestern Abend glücklicherweise erhalte ich Ihren Brief aus Wsetin, woraus ich vernehme, daß Sie noch nicht - strangulirt worden, wie wir überhaupt, Ihren Nachrichten zufolge, beruhigt seyn können, daß Ihnen auch ferner etwas Außergewöhnliches über den Weg laufen werde [.]". - Beiliegend alter Sammlungsumschlag. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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