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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria La Fenice]
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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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        Papers Relative to the Affairs of British Columbia. Part 1

      London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1859, 1st Edition. () v,83pp. Very good. Folio in original printed blue wrappers with folding map colour in outline. Minor chipping to wrappers at extremities. Scarce in the original wrappers. Lowther 86 (4 parts). - "Contents pt. 1: Copies of despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of British Columbia, and from the Governor to the Secretary of State relative to the government of the colony; also, copies of the act of Parliament to provide for the administration of justice; and instrument revoking ao mucxh of the crown grant of 30th May 1838 to the Hudson's Bay Company for exclusive trading with the Indians as relates to the territories comprised within the colony of British Columbia." Pt 1 Appendix "Handbook to the Gold Regions of Fraser's and Thompson's Rivers, ..." by Alexander C. Anderson, late Chief Trader, Hudson's Bay Company Service, with map "Showing the different Routes of Communication with the Gold Region on Fraser River.". Fraser River Gold Rush.

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: a history, accompanied by figures and dissections, of the algæ of the British Isles Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury

      London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 11, Bouverie Street, 1859-60. 4 vols., half-titles with nature-printed ornament, 221 nature-printed plates printed in colours by Henry Bradbury, wood engraved illustrations in the text, one uncoloured plate, occasional light spotting, with the bookplate of George Seton Veitch, contemporary half morocco, lightly rubbed, joints to vol. I cracked, lacks a title label on vol. I. BM (NH) II, p.939; Fischer Naturselbstdruck 88; Nissen BBI 1002; Stafleu & Cowan 3383.

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        Writing to the man whom he later hired to be stage manager at Ford?s Theatre, Baltimore theatre owner John T. Ford instructs him as to whom he should hire and for how much

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?John T. Ford,? two pages, 6.5? x 7.75?, separate sheets, conjoined pages. Baltimore, June 13, 1859. On lined paper but curiously penned perpendicular to the lines. To ?John.? Docketed ?Ford/June 13th? by John B. Wright, later the stage manager at Ford's Theatre on the night of Lincoln?s assassination. In full, ?The Mail previous to this brought I suppose two letters from me one was written Saturday the other yesterday after receiving your letter this morning. I wrote to Studley declining to conclude with him. Enquire more about Sheridan be satisfied fully that he will do for us. No hurry about ?Soubrette? plenty in the country Would Annie Cruise engage for Leading with when necessary Some singing, chambermaid business if so the Lowest Salary. First however see Gladstone. Do I understand you rightly Mrs Barrow at the Museum $30 ?" for week. What a fall is there my countrymen Engage Mrs Gladstone for three months at fifty pr week and one 1/3 Ben if you cannot do better at much less as possible. See about Sheridan, is he any relation to Richard Brinsley. Will Send on the article probably by this mail.? Mounting traces on verso of second page. At the time of this letter, John T. Ford managed the Holiday Street Theatre in Baltimore. Actor John B. Studley appeared as a leading man in many important companies across the country. A soubrette is generally defined as a coquettish, intriguing maidservant in a play. The May 17, 1858 edition of ?The New York Times? advertises Miss Annie Cruise appearing that evening in ?The Lady of Lyons? at Laura Keene?s New Theatre in Philadelphia. Mrs. Julia Bennett Barrow, the most popular actress of Boston, was billed as Mrs. Barrow. The Boston Museum which boasted one of America?s most noted ensembles frequently employed guest artists. Actress Mary Gladstone was billed as Mrs. Gladstone. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was an English dramatist and politician. Ford inquires if the actor Sheridan is related to the great dramatist."

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        Siege of Sebastopol. 1854-5. [Comprising:] Journal of the Operations Conducted by the Corps of Royal Engineers [and] An Account of the Artillery Operations Conducted by the Royal Artillery and Royal Naval Brigade before Sebastopol in 1854 and 1855.

      George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode for the Queen's Stationery Office London 1859 - Three parts in 4 volumes 4to (29.5 x 23.5 cm) including a slipcase. Folding lithograph frontispiece by J. Ferguson after Cowell, Biddulph and a photograph by Robertson, lithographic title by Ferguson after Elphinstone, title, vi, 299, [1] pp., 6 lithographed tables by H. James and 6 numbered plates on 5 folding sheets of stronger paper; repeated lithographic title, title, table of contents, 638 pp., [1] l.; vii including title, 273 pp., [1] l.; atlas of 16 plates on 12 folding sheets of stronger paper, one on thiner -- in all 22 plates plates lithographed by H. James under the direction of Cameron, numbered I-XX with XVIa and including a rarer 'Sheet III' on thiner paper, some with outline hand-colour; light spotting to text, maps with occasional soiling, some folds with short tears. Contemporary red cloth, covers with blind-stamped panel decoration, flat spines lettered in gilt; spines rubbed and faded with shelfmark labels to foot, slipcase strengthened. Provenance: York Public Library (booklabel to upper pastedowns and slipcase, embossed stamped to a few leaves). First edition of this large work: a very good copy, complete with the 3 volumes of text and all maps, plans and views of Sevastopol - despite the slipcase label showing a somewhat inattentive collation by the H.M. Stationery Office stating "Note.-This Volume is incomplete, no perfect copies are available for issue." Sir Elphinstone (1829-90) was born in Livonia (now Latvia) and was awarded the Victoria Cross in June 1855 for fearless conduct during the Crimean War. At the final assault on Sebastopol on 8 September he was wounded by a splinter on the left side of the head and lost an eye. He later became major-general. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Du Canada Depuis Sa Découverte Jusqu’à Nos Jours…Troisième Édition Revue Et Corrigée

      Quebec: P. Lamoureux, 1859. Third Revised Edition of a ?"French-Canadian classic?". ?"In writing the history of the colony, Garneau looked beyond the civil, military, and religious leaders to base his work on the men and women who had pioneered and developed the country; in so doing he provided inspiration and themes for a generation of poets, novelists, folklorists, and writers of memoirs.?" (Story) TPL 2455. Dionne I 362n. Gagnon I p. 198. Sabin 26675. Story p. 309. cfLande 261. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxii, 371; 457; 373. with half-titles. A nice set in contemporary roan, all edges gilt (marginal dampstains to endleaves in Vols. I-II)

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition. First printing with p. 213 numbered 113. Rebound in green quarter-leather with marbled boards, but without the list of plates p [ix] or the publisher's ads (found only in some copies). Binding in excellent condition, internal contents are Very Good with light foxing and marginal tears, mostly around the plates. Published in 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" is considered one of the greatest of Dickens' works. It was originally released in parts in the magazine "All the Year Round," which Dickens owned and founded. "A Tale of Two Cities" is also one of the most widely read novels in history, selling over 200 million copies to date. The book follows events in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution, especially the relationship between Frenchman Charles Darnay and the English lawyer Sydney Carton. One of Dickens rare historical works, he used Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution as both a source and inspiration. The book has inspired countless operas, musicals, and films including a 1935 movie nominated for Best Picture.

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        The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746 in Two Volumes

      James S. Virtue, 1859, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated, Illustrated By: VariousSize: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Heavy foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Scotland; Early (0-1000 AD); History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18566.

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        Veduta di Trento con la ferrovia.

      I.B. Kuhn, Monaco. 1859 - Veduta tipica della città di Trento ad opera di Basilio Armani. Presenti sul lato inferiore della singola stampa le iscrizioni "Gez. v. Armani - Gedruckt bei I.B. Kuhn in München". Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Basilio Armani: panorami del Garda e del Tirolo" a cura di Marina Botteri Ottaviani, schede n. 78. Disponibile copia con cornice Luigi XVI originale per Euro 800. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 10,27x19,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        The STATE REGISTER And YEAR BOOK Of FACTS: For the Year 1859 Published Annually [Second Year of Publication]

      San Francisco:: Henry G. Langley & Samuel A. Morison,. 1859.. 12mo. 7-7/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition thus (Cowan, p 610; Greenwood CALIF IMPRINTS 1173; Sabin 10045). iv, 432 pp. Preliminary 4 pp are adverts @ front, as are the final12.. Contemporary black half leather binding with brown cloth boards. Flat back. Gilt spine lettering.. VG (minor extremity wear/usual light foxing & browning to paper).. The second & final appearance of this interesting compilation, and now fairly uncommon on the commercial market- only one copy at auction the last 25 years.

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table Every Man His Own Boswell

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. First edition, Large Paper printing. Tall 8vo (8-5/16 x 5-1/2 inches). 8 plates, integral but not reckoned in pagination. Title-page in black and red. [ii], viii, 373 pp. Publisher's beveled maroon pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blindstamped frame to covers, a.e.g. Head of spine repaired, front joint split, inner hinges strengthened with binder's tape. Neat contemporary ownership marks to preliminaries. Internally fine. BAL 9093, binding A; Currier-Tilton pp 73-4 . Signed in blue ink and dated May 23, 1930, by then Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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        Allerunterthänigste Ergebenheits-ADRESSE der ehrfurchtsvollsten Direction des oberösterreichischen Industrie- und Gewerbevereines in Linz / EUERE kaiserl. königl. apostolosche MAJESTAET Allerdurchlauchtigster Kaiser und Herr!".

      Linz, 1859 - Linz, 5. Mai 1859. 40 x 27 cm. 3 Bl. Prächtige Handschrift (schwarze Tusche mit Gold, Rot und Blau) auf Pergament, vom Präsidenten, dem ersten österreichischen Großindustriellen auf dem Textilsektor, Johann Grillmayr [1809-1881], von seinem damaligen Stellvertreter, dem Apotheker Johann Ernst Vielguth (1792-1874, dem Johann van Beethoven 1816 die Apotheke 'Zur goldenen Krone' ['Wasserapotheke'] verkauft hatte - im 2. Stock des Hauses hat Ludwig van Beethoven in den Jahren 1812, 1814 und 1815 bei seinem Bruder Johann gelebt), weiters von Friedrich von Pflügl (Staatskanzlei), dem Verleger Johann Brunthaler u.a. unterzeichnet. Der sardinische Krieg, auch 'Zweiter Italienischer Unabhängigkeitskrieg' mit den für Österreich bitteren Niederlagen in den Schlachten von Magenta, Solferino u.a. führte zusammen mit Garibaldis Zug der Tausend zur Gründung des italienischen Nationalstaates. Angestaubt und etwas wellig, Lagerspuren. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        De Vogels van Nederland. Beschreven en afgebeeld.

      Leiden, D. Noothoven van Goor, (1859-1861). 3 volumes (1 text- & 2 atlas-volumes). 8vo (170 x 130mm). pp. viii, 699, (1, errata), with 362 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering and lines, marbled sides. A fine copy of this beautifully produced work on the avi-fauna of the Netherlands, illustrated by the author. "A general work on the birds of Holland, with short descriptions, synonymy and an account of the distribution of each species... The figures are well-drawn and pleasing. The work was originally issued in 45 parts from 1854 to 1858 under the title 'Fauna van Nederlands vogels', by H. S. Schlegel and J.H. Herklots, being intended as part of a comprehensive work on the fauna of the country. The plan was discontinued before more than the birds were treated, and the original publisher, Trap, sold the entire edition to van Goor who issued it (according to Carus and Engelmann) in 1859 with a new title-page (as above) and with a preface by Schlegel dated December 24, 1858" (Zimmer p. 555). According to a letter of Mr. Trap in the possession of the Leyden Natural History Museum the birds were drawn by Schlegel, the landscapes however by G. J. Bos, an artist from Leyden. Hermann Schlegel was director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and famous ornithologist. He published some 163 publications of which about two thirds concern birds.//Provenance: Jorge Casares with his armorial bookplate; Jan Allex de Roos with his bookplate and the signature of J.G. Verdoorn.//Fine Bird Books, 105; Nissen IVB, 830; Zimmer II, 555.

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        Saggio di ditterologia Messicana.

      . Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1859-1862. Three parts in three. 4to. 207 pp., five fine lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.* Includes the supplement, and treats 266 species of Mexican Diptera of which no less than 176 species are new. Uncut, text unopened. Rare. Horn-Schenkling, 1083..

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        Antecedentes de la Carta Magna. Discurso Leido en la Universidad Central en el Acto Solemne de Recibir la Investidura de Doctor en la Facultad de Filosofia. (Seccion de Admnistracion.)

      Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1859 -

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        Guingamp. Études pour servir à l'Histoire du Tiers-État en Bretagne. Deuxième édition, entièrement refondue d'après un très-grand nombre de pièces inédites.

      Saint-Brieuc, Prud'Homme, Paris, Durand, 1859, - 2 vol. in-8, XVI-304 pp. et 332 pp., frontispice au tome II, plan dépliant, 4 pl. de 48 blasons en couleurs, demi-chagrin aubergine, dos à nerfs, couv. cons. (reliure postérieure). Dos passé, rousseurs. Cachet.Sacher, 184. Vachon, 4260.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York 1859

      New York: D.T. Valentine. 1859. First. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. 610, (2)pp. Illustrated with duotone and engraved plates. Many foldout maps and facsimiles. Gift inscription to William Cushing, the inscriber's name is difficult to make out, lacks front fly, tears to a couple of the foldouts, and a few small tears to the cloth, else a fresh, very good copy. .

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        Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1859 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xiv, 492; xi, [1], 496; 5 folding maps, 20 colored lithographs, plus a number of wood-engraved illustrations in the text; contemporary 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; spines slightly sunned; very good and sound. "In 1857 Oliphant became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China. He went with Elgin to Calcutta when the outbreak of the mutiny made it necessary to change the destination of the Chinese force. He then accompanied Elgin to Hongkong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin" (DNB). Cordier, Sinica, 2376; Japonica, 546. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 1850-1859 - 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 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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FIRST RIPE FRUIT GATHERED: A PASTORAL SKETCH OF A YOUNG LAWYER (1859)

      Portland, Maine: Sanborn & Carter. Very Good+. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean dark brown cloth, front cover decorated with gilt. Text tight, clean & intact. Old Portland, Maine imprint. First Edition. Faint inscription on free front endpaper, dated August 3,1861. Pages very lightly foxed. Religion; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 72 pages .

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (210 × 136 mm). Early-20th century red half morocco, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled sides with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, half-title, and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. Light rubbing to boards and spine tips, the occasional spot to contents. A bright copy in excellent condition. First edition in book form, second issue, the list of contents without signature "b" and with page 213 correctly numbered. A handsomely bound copy.

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        Gran Dizionario Piemontese - Italiano.

      Dalla Società l'Unione Tipografico - Editrice,, Torino, 1859 - In-4° (293x200mm), pp. XVI, 1237, legatura del tempo m. pelle verde cupo con titolo e fregi a catenella in oro al dorso. Sguardie azzurre. Testo su due colonne. Esemplare molto ben conservato, salvo consuete ingialliture dovute al tipo di carta. Prima edizione, assai poco comune, di questo celebre repertorio lessicografico del dialetto piemontese, ricchissimo e nel suo genere per molti versi ancora insuperato. Esso contiene anche moltissimi curiosi modi di dire, locuzioni ed espressioni provebiali. Per la sua scarsa reperibilità l'opera è stata riedita in anastatica nel 1964 dalla Bottega d'Erasmo. Il Sant'Albino (1787-1865) fu alto funzionario del Regno Sardo. Clivio, 3145. Bacchi Della Lega, Bibliografia di vocabolari ne'dialetti italiani raccolti e posseduti da Gaetano Romagnoli, 49. Prati, Vocabolari delle Parlate Italiane, 213. Cfr. Alessandro Bianco, Vittorio Righini di Sant'Albino (1787-1865). La fortuna di un filologo dilettante, in Studi Piemontesi, XXXII, 2003, p. 449. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Fruchtbringender Himmelsthau zur Erquickung der Herzen. Oder: Geist- und lehrreiche Predigten auf die Sonn- und Festtage des Kirchenjahres (8 Teile in 6 Bänden) - Festtagspredigten (4 Teile in 2 Bänden) und Sonntagspredigten (4 Teile in 4 Bänden),

      Verlag von Georg Manz; 1859 - 1864. - je Teil/ Jahrgang ca. 400 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 6 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1300

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        L'ami des sciences journal du dimanche tome 5, 6 et 7 de 1859 à 1961

      Bureaux, 1859. in4 Relié

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        The STATE REGISTER And YEAR BOOK Of FACTS: For the Year 1859 Published Annually [Second Year of Publication]

      San Francisco:: Henry G. Langley & Samuel A. Morison,. 1859.. 12mo. 7-7/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition thus (Cowan, p 610; Greenwood CALIF IMPRINTS 1173; Sabin 10045). iv, 432 pp. Preliminary 4 pp are adverts @ front, as are the final12.. Contemporary black half leather binding with brown cloth boards. Flat back. Gilt spine lettering.. VG (minor extremity wear/usual light foxing & browning to paper).. The second & final appearance of this interesting compilation, and now fairly uncommon on the commercial market- only one copy at auction the last 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Trento e i suoi dintorni].

      I.B. Kuhn, Monaco. 1859 - Vedute tipiche della città di Trento ad opera di Basilio Armani. Il foglio raggruppa sei riquadri raffiguranti la chiesa di S. Pietro, il castello del Buonconsiglio, Palazzo Tabarelli, Fontanasanta, Palazzo Galasso e il cimitero. Descrizione tratta da "Basilio Armani: panorami del Garda e del Tirolo" a cura di Marina Botteri Ottaviani. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 30,5x30,5 cm. Angolo superiore sx. leggermente rifilato. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1000.00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        L'oeuvre de Rembrandt décrit et commenté, catalogue raisonné de toutes les eaux-fortes du Maître orné de bois gravés et de quarante eaux-fortes tirées à part et rapportées dans le texte

      Paris, chez Gide, 1859., 1859. Demi-maroquin tête de nègre (Champs), dos à cinq nerfs, titre, filets et fleurons dorés, date en queue, tranche supérieure dorée.. 19/27,5 cm. (in-4), 3 ff., 392pp., 2 ff., 472 pp.. Exemplaire sur grand papier (Brunet 1-962), les eaux-fortes sont tirées sur chine et contrecollées, belle reliure de Champs. Très bon état, pâles rousseurs aux deux derniers feuillets.

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        Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennyslvania

      UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANA, PHILADELPHIA 1859 - Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennyslvania to Translate the Inscription on the Rosetta Stone. Includes the hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek inscriptions with translation of each text. One of the First books printed in American using Chromolithographic colour printing. Printer by Philadelphia lithographer Louis Rosenthal, based on designs by Henry Morton. The Rosetta Stone is considered one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Unhearted in 1799 by explorers excavating in the Nile Delta, it is a fragment of basalt containing inscriptions in Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek text. In 1822, French Egyptologist Jean Francois Champollion was able to decipher the Hieroglyphic and Demotic versions by comparison with the greek, thereby unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt to the modern world. A plaster cast of the Stone given to teh Philomathean Society at the University of Pennsylvania inspired the Stufy and subsequent publication of the findings of Chas. R. HAle, S. Huntington Jones,a nd Henry Morton, resulting in this extraordinary book. Spine detached. Rubbed cover. Tears and chipped on the cover. Gold gilt symbol on cover. Bookplat eon fep. Few pages detached. Previous owner dedication on fep. Browned pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1859 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morphy's Games of Chess and Fr?re's Problem Tournament

      New York: T W Strong, 1859 144 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4") issued in decorative blind stamped boards with gilt-decorated and lettered spine. (Hagedorn: 51) 1st edition. The second part of this book contains many clever problems selected from those which competed in a tournament arranged by Fr?re, the chess editor of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The first part was published without the sanction or approval of Morphy, and comprises games with notes copied form the Chess Monthly, The Era and other sources, without any special acknowledgment. The collection was evidently hurriedly and incompetently made to take advantage of the demand created by Morphy's success in Europe. (Hadgedorn). Condition: Spine head lightly chipped, corners rubbed else a very good copy of an early American chess title. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Duodecimo.

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

      London: John Murray, 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.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York 1859

      New York: D.T. Valentine. 1859. First. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. 610, (2)pp. Illustrated with duotone and engraved plates. Many foldout maps and facsimiles. Gift inscription to William Cushing, the inscriber's name is difficult to make out, lacks front fly, tears to a couple of the foldouts, and a few small tears to the cloth, else a fresh, very good copy. .

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