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        Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle.

      Paris, chez J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1859. Folio (448 x 320mm). pp. 132, with a beautifully engraved frontispiece and 13 plates of which 11 finely coloured by hand. Later half calf. The large charming frontispiece by F. Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun shows a woman studying nature amidst numerous exotic animals and a luxuriant vegetation. 10 (8 coloured) of the plates show coleoptera and belong to the finest portrayal of these insects ever made, painted by Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun, delicately coloured by Mme German or Mme Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. //Nissen ZBI, 41119.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Papers Relative to the Hudson's Bay Company's Charter and Licence of Trade. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, April, 1859

      London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1859, 1st Edition. (Self wrappers) iv,26pp. Very good. Folio, sewn as issued. Lowther 88; Not in TPL. Papers concerning the licence granted by the crown to the Hudson's Bay Company 30 May 1838 for exclusive trading rights with the British Columbia Indians. Includes despatches between the Governor General of Canada, Edmund Walker Head, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Edward Bulwer Lytton (15 Aug. 1858 Apr. 1859. Also includes letters between Lytton and officials of the Hudson's Bay Company (27 July 1858-15 Mar. 1859) Series: Great Britain Colonial Office..

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        Explorations dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique Australe et voyages a travers le continent de Saint Paul de Loanda a l'embouchure du Zambèse de 1840 a 1856. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais avec l'autorisation de l'Auteur par M.me H. Loreau.

      Librairie de L. Hachette,, Paris, 1859 - In-8° grande (248x160mm), pp. (6), 759, (1), brossura editoriale con titolo entro filetti con fregi angolari. All'antiporta, ripiegata, raffigurazione xilografica delle cascate Vittoria da disegno di Charles Whymper. Un ritratto di Livingstone f.t. e numerose tavv. f.t. a piena pagina egualmente incise su legno, quasi tutte dovute ancora al Whymper. In fine, tabelle con "Situation des lieux visités par le Docteur Livingstone", carta litografica ripiegata dell'Africa Australe e altra grande carta litografica, molte volte ripiegata, con l'itinerario dettagliato del viaggio di Livingstone, tracciata da J. Arrowsmith in base a sue osservazioni astronomiche, suoi calcoli ed annotazioni. Alcuni restauri al dorso. In barbe e a fogli chiusi, in ottime condizioni. Prima traduzione francese, autorizzata dall'autore stesso e dovuta a madame Loreau, di "Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa", uno dei libri più celebri di Livingstone, edito a Londra nel 1857. L'opera, cui sono premesse delle rievocazioni autobiografiche, fa il punto sugli straordinari viaggi di Livingstone attraverso il Continente Nero, di cui fu forse il massimo esploratore, con una pletora di notizie geografiche, geologiche ed etnografiche, e narra i suoi sedici anni di permanenza in Africa Australe, con la scoperta, discendendo il corso dello Zambesi, delle cascate che, chiamate dagli indigeni "Moasi a Tunia", egli ribattezzò Vittoria in onore della Regina d'Inghilterra. 'Livingstone's (1813-1873) services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled; he covered about a third of the continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Livingstone.[was] one of the great characters of the nineteenth century, embodying all the virtues of the Victorian ages" (P.M.M., n. 341). Mendelssohn I, p.908-910 (ediz. inglese). S.A.B. III, p.134. Gay p.226. Czech, p. 97. Abbey Travel, 347. Hess and Coger 3073 (ed. of 1877). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Path of Roses

      Charles H. Clarke, London 1859 - 8vo [8 1/8" x 5 1/2"], n.d. [1859],stamped gilt decorative green cloth with paste-on oval color plates to both boards, titling to spine, beveled edges, all edges gilt, illustrated, 225 pp. + 2 p. ads [The Scarlet Letter]. First Edition. Rare. Illustrated by Birket Foster, John Leech, Noel Humphreys, James Danby, Harrison Weir, et al. An early novel of Greenwood's, revised from an earlier version published in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine [1855]. This, undated, but known to be 1859. Condition VG- with light to moderate edgewear, more so the bottom edges, corners worn, slightly rounded and slightly softened, spine ends worn through and chipped, spine lightly tanned. Otherwise good externally (see photos enlarged). Internally sound aside from inner hinges sprung and lacking ffep. Small label to rear pastedown 'Bone & Son, 76, Fleet Street, London' and cursive 'W' in blue pencil at opposite corner of rpd. Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HENRY JENKINS: Evidences of the Great Age of, With Notices Respecting Longevity & Long Lived Persons etc. Together with his Manuscript Epitah.

      Richmond John Bell 1859 - Henry Jenkins "The Modern Methuselah" died in 1670 at, it is claimed, the amazing age of 169. He was a native of Ellerton-upon-Swale near Richmond in Yorkshire & subsisted as a labourer and fisherman. He claimed to have been born around 1501 and to have been involved as a boy in the Battle of Flodden Field and to have been butler to Lord Conyers of which there is some evidence.The facts are laid out in this scarce 32pp pamphlet.by the Vicar of Bolton church where he is buried.The framed orig manuscript is of the inscription to be found in the church yard at Bolton on Swale and is the work of William Farmerie Lincoln. October 2. Anno Domini 1755. A fuller account can be found in volume one of Horsefall Turner's " Yorkshire Folkore Journal 1888 " [ also available ] Together with the rare etched broadside of 1752 by Thomas Worlidge which contains Anne Saville's biographical account of 1696 and the epitaph referred to above. Printed for J.Bowles in St Pauls Churchyard & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Mounted on a canvas stretcher in a fine old oak frame with gilt slip. The three items for. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES CARRELAGES ÉMAILLÉS DU MOYEN-AGE ET DE LA RENAISSANCE précédés de l’Histoire des Anciens Pavages: Mosaiques, Labyrintes, Dalles Incrustées. Paris, A. Morel, et Cle, Editeurs, 1859.

      - Ril. in tela recente, tagli marmorizz., cm 31x25, pp XIX, 170, 210 di t., 90 pregev. tavv a colori f.t. di cui alcune ripieg. e numer. inc. b/n nel t., lettera autografa dell’Autore all’antip., rare fiorit. peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        From Reservoir Hill, Santa Barbara, California

      - George Elbert Burr (1859-1939) From Reservoir Hill, Santa Barbara, California Watercolor on paperboard Image size: approx. 9.8” x 13.7” Framed size: 18.2” x 21.5” Signedl.l.: George Elbert Burr Santa Barbara Calif. his is an exquisite watercolor of Santa Barbara, California, fully expressive of the town's tranquil character and stunning seaside beauty. Depicted from the vantage point of Reservoir Hill, George Elbert Burr’s (1859-1939) composition illustrates a magnificent sweep of the Pacific coastline. Ultimately, this is a superb illustration of "America's Riviera," created by an exceptionally gifted landscape artist of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        NARRATIVE OF A WALKING TOUR IN BRITTANY. Accompanied by Notes of a Photographic Expedition by Lovell Reeve.

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1859.FIRST EDITION 1859, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5 inches, 90 mounted half stereographs with list giving position of appropriate descriptive note in the book, folding map with routes hand coloured in blue and pink, pages: xvi, 352 including index, bound in modern quarter dark blue morocco with new blue marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers, publisher's tipped in notice on the Stereographs present at page 1. Neat name and date 1871 at top of title page, map lightly foxed, some plate mounts lightly foxed, not affecting plates, faint offsetting from mounts onto facing text pages, very small pale damp mark to lower edge of a few mounts, image 20 has a tiny unexplained white spot to sky, some plates very slightly faded at the edges, most very bright, small repair to inner margin of page 351. A very good copy of a scarce book. Most copies of this work were issued with the first stereograph only (as frontispiece) costing 1 guinea and with a box containing 90 stereographs which had to be bought separately for 5 guineas. Some copies were issued as ours with the 90 half stereographs bound in, price unknown. Presumably there was insufficient take - up of the box and it was decided to issue copies with the spare stereographs bound in. Gernsheim, Incunabula, No. 111, does not mention our edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les mystères du désert. Souvenirs de voyages en Asie et en Afrique.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1859. - 2 vols. 12mo. XXXIV, (2), 492 pp. (4), 484 pp. With 2 folding maps. Contemp. marbled red half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Marbled endpapers. First edition. - The French traveller L. du Couret (1812-67) is said to have made his first journey to the East in 1836, joining the Egyptian army in Syria and visiting Nubia, Senner, Kordofan, and Darfur. He states that he embraced Islam and made the pilgrimage to Mecca. He remains a dubious character, and some critics have even doubted his existence, attributing his works to the imagination of Alexandre Dumas père, author of the "Three Musketeers", who at least contributed a preface to du Couret's 1854 "Voyage au Pays des Niam-Niams". Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 6. OCLC 10196303. Cf. Gay 29. NYPL Arabia coll. 166 (1860 ed.). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Originaltuschzeichnung. "Frauenporträt".

      0 - Bildgrösse: 12x11 cm. Auf Unterlage montiert. Unten links monogramiert, hinten mit Nachlass-Stempel. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen 1859-1923, zeichner Radierer, Lithograph und Maler, geboren in Lausanne, seit 1882 in Paris (wird 1901 Franzose). Erfolgreicher Zeichner für die Zeitschriften "Chat Noir", "Le Mirliton", "Le Croquis", "La Revue Illustrée", "Le Rire" u.v.a., zahlreiche Werke befinden sich in europäischen Museen. - Lit: Thieme-Becker, Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz u.a. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte der deutschen Höfe seit der Reformation. 48 Bände in 22 Büchern (vollständig). (Erschienen 1851 - 1859).

      Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg - Geschichte des preußischen Hofs und Adels und der preußischen Diplomatie (Band 1-6). Geschichte des östreichischen Hofs und Adels und östreichischen Diplomatie (Band 7-17). Geschichte der Höfe des Hauses Braunschweig in Deutschland und England (Band 18-22). Geschichte der Höfe der Häuser Baiern, Würtemberg, Baden und Hessen (Band 23-27). Geschichte der Höfe des Hauses Sachsen (Band 28-34). Geschichte der kleinen deutschen Höfe (Band 35-48). Bände erschienen 1851 - 1859. Einbände z. T. minimal bis leicht berieben. Einbandecken z. T. minimal bis leicht bestoßen. Schnitt und Seiten z. T. minimal bis schwach fleckig bzw. stockfleckig. Bei drei Bänden (43-44, 45-46, 47-48) vorderes Vorsatzblatt fehlend. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los Reyes, la iglesia y el pueblo ó Los tres Napoleones y la guerra de Italia, empezada en 1859. Vida política y militar de Napoleón el grande, del Duque de Reichstadt y de Napoleón Luís Bonaparte. Historia de un siglo .

      J. Oliveres, Barcelona 1859 - 4º mayor, 2 vols. (doble frontis muy decorados, 3 retratos de Napoleón, 766 págs. y 772 págs. con más de 1000 grabados, 1 mapa pleg., 89 láminas). Texto dentro de doble recuadro. Bella encuadernación. Media piel, lomo muy decorado con adornos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Muy buen ejemplar. Obra muy bien editada y bellamente decorada con profusión de excelentes ilustraciones, acompañada de láminas de gran calidad con los retratos de Napoleón I, Napoleón II, y Napoleón III, de la emperatriz Eugenia y de Pío IX. Con dos grandes mapas plegados de Europa y del teatro de la guerra entre el Mincio y el Adigio en las campañas de Italia de 1796 y 1859. Historia de Francia. Biografías. Italia. History of France. Biographies. Italy.

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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre. Zwanzig Vorlesungen gehalten während der Monate Februar, März, April 1858 imn pathologischen Institute zu Berlin.

      . Zweite, neu durchgesehene Aufllage. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1859, 8°, XVIIII, (2), 444 pp., mit 144 Holzschnitten, feiner Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Das Konzept der neuen wissenschaftlichen Medizin der "Cellular-Pathologie" war ursprünglich das Stenogramm einer Reihe von Vorlesungen, die Anfang 1858 vor einer Hörerschaft von Berliner praktischen Ärzten gehalten worden waren und die dazu bestimmt waren, sie mit den Grundansichten und den Entdeckungen des neuen Pathologie Professors bekanntzumachen." Ackerknecht - "Während der ersten Vorlesung entwickelte Virchow seine Zellenlehre und beschrieb die Morphologie der Tierzellen, wobei er darlegte, daß die Zelle die strukturelle Grundlage aller Lebenserscheinungen und den einzig möglichen Ausgangspunkt aller biologischer Lehren darstellte. Darüber hinaus hielt er es für notwendig, die Pathologie auf histologischen Untersuchungen aufzubauen; und setzte der Humoral- bzw. Solidarpathologie seiner Zeit die "Cellular-Pathologie" entgegen. Nach der Feststellung, daß "jedes Thier als eine Summe vitaler Einheiten erscheint, von denen jede den vollen Charakter des Lebens an sich trägt", wandte sich Virchow der Frage nach dem Charakter des Lebens zu. In einem später berühmt geworden Absatz erklärt er: - Der Charakter und die Einheit des Lebens kann nicht an einem bestimmten Punkte einer höheren Organisation gefunden werden, z.B. im Gehirn des Menschen, sondern nur in bestimmten, constant wiederkehrenden Einrichtung, welche jedes einzelne Element an sich trägt. Daraus geht hervor, dass die Zusammensetzung eines grösseren Körpers immer auf eine Art von gesellschaftlicher Einrichtung herauskommt, eine Einrichtung socialer Art, wo eine Masse von einzelnen Existenzen auf einander angewiesen ist, aber so, dass jedes Element für sich eine besondere Thätigkeit hat, dass jedes, wenn es auch die Anregung zu einer Thätigkeit von anderen Theilen empfängt, doch die eigentliche Leistung von sich ausgehen lässt"." Mazzolini - Als wichtigstes medizinisches Ergebnis seiner speziellen histologischen Forschungen betrachtete Virchow selbst den Schritt von einer vaskulären zu einer Zellulartheorie der Entzündung: - "Doch die Entzündung als solche braucht weder Nerven noch Gefäße, weder Schmerzen noch Exsudation. Sie kann als einfacher nutritiver und formativer Prozeß vorkommen, der sich von anderen ähnlichen Prozessen nur durch seine Heftigkeit und Gefahr unterscheidet". -cf.Ackerknecht - Die Zellular-Pathologie wurde, obgleich sie nicht leicht zu lesen ist, ein unerwarteter Publikumserfolg. Sie fand nach ihrem Autor "zahlreiche Freunde und lebhafte Feinde". Innerhalb eines Jahres wurde bereits dieses hier vorliegende Neuauflage erforderlich. Der Autor war nicht allein in seinem Verlangen nach einer Synthese gewesen, und es war ihm schließlich gelungen eine gedankliche Grundlage, auf der man sich einigen und wirken konnte, für die gesamte medizinischen Welt zu formulieren. -cf.Ackerknecht - - "Virchow was the greatest figure in the history of pathology. His best work 'Die Cellularpathologie' is one of the most important books in the history of medicine, and the foundation stone in cellular pathology." G/M - "He set in motion the now familiar idea that the body may be regarded 'as a state in which every cell is a citizen.' Disease is a civil war, a 'conflict of citizens brought about by the action of external forces'. Singer: History of Biology. - "Virchow's theory that the seat of disease as well as any developed tissue could be traced back to the cell prompted his dictum "Omnis celluls e cellula" ("Every cell from a cell") to be added to Harvey's "Omne vivum ex ovo" ("Every living thing from an egg") and Pasteur's "Omne vivum e vivo "("Every living thing from a living thing"). Although after later research the concept had to be somewhat modified, "cellular pathology" is a term which belongs to Virchow alone." - -cf. Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1013; Garrison & Morton No. 2299

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        Soleil couchant = [Sunset]

      Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1859. Etching. Delteil II/IV.

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        Bataviaasch album. Verzameling van een tiental gezigten van den hoofdstad van Nederlandsch Indie. Geteekend door C. T. Deeleman. Opgedragen aan zijne excellentie den minister van staat J. J. Rochussen.

      . Batavia, G. Kolff & cie., 1859-1860. Oblong folio (47,5 x 37.0 cm). Original pictorial wrappers.* Large paper, uncut copy with the widest possible margins. The plates depict street scenes in Batavia (now Jakarta). Original pictorial blue wrappers well preserved, interior very fresh and clean. Very rare, especially in this condition. Bastin-Brommer 602..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        NARRATIVE OF A WALKING TOUR IN BRITTANY. Accompanied by Notes of a Photographic Expedition by Lovell Reeve

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1859.. FIRST EDITION 1859, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5 inches, 90 mounted half stereographs with list giving position of appropriate descriptive note in the book, folding map with routes hand coloured in blue and pink, pages: xvi, 352 including index, bound in modern quarter dark blue morocco with new blue marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers, publisher's tipped in notice on the Stereographs present at page 1. Neat name and date 1871 at top of title page, map lightly foxed, some plate mounts lightly foxed, not affecting plates, faint offsetting from mounts onto facing text pages, very small pale damp mark to lower edge of a few mounts, image 20 has a tiny unexplained white spot to sky, some plates very slightly faded at the edges, most very bright, small repair to inner margin of page 351. A very good copy of a scarce book. Most copies of this work were issued with the first stereograph only (as frontispiece) costing 1 guinea and with a box containing 90 stereographs which had to be bought separately for 5 guineas. Some copies were issued as ours with the 90 half stereographs bound in, price unknown. Presumably there was insufficient take-up of the box and it was decided to issue copies with the spare stereographs bound in. Gernsheim, Incunabula, No. 111, does not mention our edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fastes Militaires des Indes-Orientales Néerlandaises. [PRESENTATION COPY TO MARÉCHAL COMTE RANDON, MARSHALL OF FRANCE.]

      Zalt-Bommel, Noman & Fils; Paris, Borrani, 1859.. Crown quarto. Pp. (vi), iv, vii, (i), iv, (ii), 720, 40, 20, viii, ii. Half-title, title, dedication, preface, introduction. Plus extra title-page, richly illustrated with allegorical motifs, printed in tinted lithograph. Plus 2 handsome plates in tinted lithographs, depicting battle scenes, and 3 fine lithograph portraits, all with facing tissue guards. Plus one full-page lithograph ordnance map with additional colour added by contemporary hand. Plus 6 large folding lithograph maps, one with additional colours added by contemporary hand, representing troop positions, all bound at rear. With 2 engraved maps, printed in letterpress, to the text. Footnotes, appendices, bibliography, index. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and pebbled cloth, spine richly decorated in gilt, cloth inner hinges, red ribbon signet; scattered foxing, corners rubbed, bumped. In about fine condition. Some leaves still unopened. A very handsome copy. ~ First edition. This copy is a Presentation Copy from the Author to Maréchal Comte Randon, Marshall of France. With an Autograph Letter, signed, hand-written in ink in a very neat hand by Gerlach, signed by himself and dated March 2, 1860, addressed to the Maréchal. It comprises a large leaf of paper folded into a four-page document (last page blank), with 47 lines of text, date, and signature. ?I request Your Excellency to be willing to accept this copy of the Military annals of the Dutch East-Indies,? Gerlach opens his letter, written in French. Expressing his appreciation to Randon's military achievements, he begs that the book will be presented to His Majesty the Emperor of the French, continuing, ?Voilà monsieur le Maréchal ce qui me porte à vous offrir ce travail et à vous prier d'être mon interprète auprès de l'Auguste chef du peuple français pour que Sa Majesté daigne accepter un exemplaire de mon livre.? The letter, in exceptionally fine condition though a bit foxed, is preserved in pH-balanced, acid-free archival paper. Jacques Louis César Alexandre, Maréchal Comte Randon, born 25 March, 1795 in Grenoble, died 16 January, 1871 in Geneva. A French general and statesman, Marshal of France during the Second Empire. Began his military career at an early age. In 1838 he was appointed Commander of the African Jagers, and fought for ten years against the Arabs, becoming in 1847 a Lieutenant General. In 1851 he became Governor-General of Algeria, a position he held until 1858. On 18 March, 1856 he became Marshal of France. From 1859 to 1867 he served as Minister of War. Retired from public life in 1870, and died a year later. The author, Abraham Jean Arnaud Gerlach, was born in 1871 in Groningen. He received his education at the Koninklijke Militaire Academie, graduating as Lieutenant of the Artillery. As Colonel he later had a long teaching career at the same academy, and contributed regularly to military studies and publications. He translated his ?Fastes militaires des Indes...? into Dutch, and published it in Zalt-Bommel and Paris in 1874-75 as the three-volume set ?Neerlands heldenfeiten in Oost-Indië?. He died in 1906. The importance of this work is remarkable: OCLC lists no less than 20 major North American libraries who keep a copy, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Washington, Princeton, and Columbia university libraries, as well as NYPL. A rare copy with fine provenance.

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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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        PRE-RAPHAELITISM. BY THE AUTHOR OF "MODERN PAINTERS" [bound with:] NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY: 1855. [bound with:] NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, AND THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS. NO. II. - 1856 [bound with: same] .THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, AND THE FRENCH EXHIBITION. NO. IV. - 1858 [bound with: same] .NO.V. - 1859 [bound with:] NOTES ON THE TURNER GALLERY AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE. 1856 [bound with:] CATALOGUE OF THE SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS BY J.M.W. TURNER, R.A. EXHIBITED AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE IN THE YEAR 1857-8, ACCOMPANIED WITH ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co [and, the last work]: Spottiswoode and Co., 1851 through 1859. - vi,[7]-68;30;48;64;56;[4],88;53,[1]pp. Seven pamphlets bound up in contemporary three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards, half-titles preserved where called for, but without wrappers (where called for) or ads. Corners a bit rubbed, foxing to binder's endleaves, title of last work darkened, but a very good lot. First editions, or, in the case of the last work, first published edition. A sympathetic, and not unusual, contemporary nonce volume of these works. Wise characterizes the second pamphlet, in typical Wisean hyperbole, "one of the scarcest of the 'first editions' of Mr. Ruskin's books." WISE 27, 34, 37, 45, 46, 57 and 64. FREDEMAN 66.1 and 45.1.

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        THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1859 - "The Thirteenth Edition, Including The Poetry Hitherto Omitted" xxxvi, 476p. Illustrated woodcuts in the text and frontispiece, title page, and 16 steel-engraved plates by Stothard. Bound by R. Davis, Birmingham (with his bookseller's ticket) in full embossed red morocco, a.e.g. and heavily gauffered in crosshatch design, the spine with gilt title and simple panel ornament, the covers nicely embossed with a large panel design, the upper cover with stylized gilt titles. Quite a nice illustrated edition in a special binding with the bookplate of The earl of Portsmouth. Title-page and frontispiece rather heavily foxed, reaminder fne, slight fade to spine The Thirteenth Edition, Including The Poetry Hitherto Omitted [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: Descendants of Jonathan Padelford 1628 - 1858

      Providence (Rhode Island): A. Crawford Greene and Brothers, Printers. 1859. First. Large broadside. Approximately 29.5" x 24". Small tears at the folds and margins, a bit of foxing, very good. Family tree and biographical sketch of the American descendents of the Welsh Padelfords, starting with Jonathan and his wife Mary (who as a widow remarried and was killed in King Philip's War at Sherburn, Massachusetts, along with nine of "her and her husband's children"). OCLC locates no copies. .

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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo. Original purple vertical-ribbed cloth rebacked with the original spine laid down, covers with border blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt and with Greek key roll in blind at top and bottom, brick red endpapers. 4 page bookseller's catalogue at rear. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Cloth at head of spine chipped, boards rubbed, wear to edges and corners, bumps and some spots to boards, a little spotting to contents. A very good copy. First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM).

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

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

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        VOYAGE DANS LA PENINSULE ARABIQUE, DU SINAI, ET DE L'EGYPTE MOYENNE

      GIDE ET CIE 1859 - RO40087175: 355 Pages + 1 carte dépliante. Titre doré sur pièce de titre verte. Relié Dos toilé /papier à la cuve. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petit tampon en page de titre. Histoire, géographie, épigraphe publié sous les auspices de S.E.M Le ministre de l'instruction publiques et des cultes. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 962-Egypte et Soudan [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. Part 3

      London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1859-1860, 1st Editions. () v,83;vii,93;vi,110pp. Very good. 3 parts Folio in original printed blue wrappers with seven maps (5 folding) 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." pts. 2-3. Copies of despatches ...". 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 and additional map in Part 2 on the Fraser River. Fraser River Gold Rush.

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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] - 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. 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. 6 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EXPLOITS AND TRIUMPHS IN EUROPE OF PAUL MORPHY THE CHESS CHAMPION

      D.Appleton & Co.: New York 1859 - First edition. Very good. Original cloth with some shelf wear. Back yellow free endpaper missing. Illustrated. Frontispiece illustrated of Paul Morphy. Preface v and vi. 203pps with 4 pages of advertisements in the back. Tight clean copy. Scattered page foxing. (5 FL) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dean & Son's Moveable Book of The Royal Punch & Judy as Played Before the Queen at Windsor Castle & The Crystal Palace,

      Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, London 1859 - 4to. Bound in thin card with covers printed in color. 16 pp., printed on one side only, with eight full page hand-colored illustrations showing Punch and Judy, et al., in the upper portion with text and drummer below. Each plate has moveable parts operated by a lever at the foot which operates the movement in the upper window; in addition 3 of the drummers move when the tabs are activated. This is a very good copy of a truly rare item. There is general soil from use; several tabs have been strengthened or replaced, but all of the moveable scenes are operative. Montanaro, p. 69.The dating of this item is problematic, but likely about 1859. Montanaro suggests a date of 1860, but the Cotsen copy in the Diana Rexford Tillson collection has an inscription dated March, 1859. It is probably safe to ascribe a date of 1858 or early 1859, then. Dean and Son was the first publisher to produce movable books on a large scale. In the late 1850's, the firm can be credited with inventing another first: the use of a mechanism that moved or was animated by pulling a tab. Housed in a custom made protective portfolio.

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        London in the Reign of Queen Victoria.

      Lloyd Brothers & Co., 96 Gracechurch Street, January 1st, 1859., London, - A birds-eye view Long tinted lithographic panorama marked as Proof in the stone, wide margins; restorations to folds. Proofs, early impressions on better paper, were priced at £2 2s, double the price of an ordinary print. Nathaniel Whittock made the drawings for this panoramic birds-eye view as from above Southwark. 'Though by what means could in that locality have attained such an elevation that enabled him to draw his plan,we are at a loss to conceive' marvelled a contemporary writer in the Art Journal (vol. V, p. 128). Edmund Walker transferred Whittock's drawing onto stone and the leading lithographers of the day printed it.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vermont State House

      [c. 1859] - 5 ½ x 7 ½ in. Salt print on original mount with triple-rule printed border with printed caption "State Capitol---South View / Montpelier, Vt." Minor soiling but generally in very good condition with good contrast. The original Greek Classical Revival Vermont State House in Montpelier was built in 1836. The structure was gutted by fire in 1857, but the front portico survived. The present State House, designed by Thomas Silloway, was constructed on the same site in 1857-58. Silloway's splendid design replaced the old saucer-shaped dome with a tall gold dome supported by Ionic columns. This salt print photograph was taken around 1859 to commemorate the completion of the building. The foreground shows newly planted trees supported by white wooden frames.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. Interessantes Dokument aus der Studienzeit über arabische Sprachlehre zur Regelung der Hamza-Schreibung: "Hemza [recte: Hamza]. Wo Elif [recte: Alif] kein Dehnungsbuchstabe ist, sondern wie ein gelinder['] Hauch' auszusprechen, der konsonant ist, mit (Hemza, Stich[?]) bezeichnet [...]". - Das Kuvert (mit gut erhaltenem Siegel) adressiert an "Herrn Bruno Sparig | hier | abzugeben bei Schunck & Lang Katharinenstraße". - Oscar Becker, Sohn des Direktors des Lyceums in Odessa, studierte seit 1859 in Leipzig Staatswissenschaften, Mathematik und orientalische Sprachen. Im preußischen König ein Hindernis für Deutschlands Einigung erblickend, faßte er den Entschluß Wilhelm I. zu ermorden und setzte dies im Sommer 1861 in die Tat um, begab sich am 12. Juli nach Baden-Baden, wo der König sich zur Kur aufhielt, und feuerte am Vormittag des 14. Juli in der Lichtenthaler Allee beide Läufe seines Terzerols auf ihn ab. Wilhelm überlebte mit einer nur unbedeutenden Verletzung am Hals; Becker wurde vom Schwurgericht in Bruchsal zu 20 Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt, im Oktober 1866 auf König Wilhelms Fürsprache hin jedoch begnadigt. Deutschland verlassend und nach Nordamerika auswandernd, kehrte er 1868 wieder zurück, wanderte kurz darauf erneut aus und verstarb noch im selben Jahr in Alexandria.

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        Fiji and the Fijians. Edited by George Stringer Rowe.

      - New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1859.Original cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 40 woodengraved plates and illustrations (2 in colours). X,551 pp.* First published in London in 1858. - 'One of the outstanding works on Fiji. Reverend Thomas Williams, of Adelaide, Australia, lived as a Wesleyan missionary in Fiji for thirteen years. Reverend James Calvert, considered the 'father' of the Fiji missions, worked there for seventeen years. The preface to the first volume gives a few guidelines to the pronunciation of the Fijian language. The book contains information on the origins of the natives, their warlike tendencies, industrial produce, manners, customs, religion, and language. The enormity of the task attempted and accomplished in Fiji is a tribute to the persistent endeavors of the various missionary societies at work in the South Seas' (Hill 1885). - A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Kaufmann. Zeitschrift für Verbreitung kaufmännischer Kenntnisse unter Handlunsgehilfen und jungen Kaufleuten

      Halle, O. Hendel.. Jgge. 1859-68 in 10 Bdn. 4°. Mit tlw. gefalt. Karten u. zahlr. Warenproben-Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Berieb., Rü. tlw. brüchig.

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

      Syracuse, NY: J.G.K. Truair. 1859. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. S hardcover/bds. Good. Very good (general wear to cloth, slight foxing to few leaves). 8vo 444 Scarce first issue (without subsequent pages/letters). See Johnson, IV, 22; also Porter (LC) #848. Porter, Dorothy B., ed. The Negro in the United States: A Select Bibliography #848: "Written in the third person, but apparently the work of Loguen." The copy in the Library of Congress (presumably her source) has 454 pages: "Testimony of Rev. E.P. Rogers", pp445-450. Loguen (1813-1872) : fugitive slave; escaped to Canada ca. 1835, settled in Syracuse, NY ca. 1 840 and became manager of the Underground Railroad chapter there; associate of Gerrit Smith and John Brown; ordained bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church in 1868 (Concise DAB, p.580).

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        Catalogue of Fruit & Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery, Vines, Roses, & C. , cultivated and for sale at the Morris Nurseries, West Chester, Pa

      West Chester, Pa: Printed for the Proprietors, 1859 - The tenth edition of Morris Nurseries' catalogue. In the second half of the 19th-century West Chester, Pennsylvania became known for its nurseries. With easy access from a branch line to the Pennsylvania Main Line, nurseries in the area could service much of the east coast and Canada. Morris Nurseries was founded in 1849, and as of the printing of this catalogue had "70 acres devoted to tree culture". J.L. and Jasper Darlington, proprietors of the Morris Nurseries, were from the distinguished West Chester Darlington family that included famed horticulurist William Darlington An interesting record of the unprecedented abundance and choice of gardening and farming products that railways made available to consumers in the 19th-century (DARLINGTON, J.L. & CO) 8vo. [title page 1, [2, blank, 7-36 pp. Blue printed wrappers; pencil marks to title page, foxing throughout. Romaine p. 325, (Phi). OCLC [1], (EHF, lacking front printed wrapper.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Report of Commission appointed by the Governor-in-Chief to inquire into the Loss of the "Admella;" together with minutes of evidence and proceedings of Commission

      Adelaide: W.C.Cox, Government printer, 1859. Foolscap folio, 36, [iv] pp., last blank, large folding map; wrappers thumbed, some browning of the map, overall very good condition. The tragic wreck of the Admella. Uncommon: official report of the Commission tasked to investigate the appalling loss of the steamship {i Admella} off the coast of South Australia in 1859. The tragedy marks a nadir in Australian maritime history: 'In terms of human suffering, the wreck of the steamship {i Admella }is ranked by historians as one of the worst in human history' writes Jack Loney in his sweeping account of the appalling disaster which claimed 89 lives from a total of 113 passengers and crew. An unusually violent ocean limited the efforts of rescuers, and the 24 survivors owed their lives to the grim heroism of local fisherman and sailors (some of whom drowned in the attempt). This report of the Commission, printed for the benefit of Parliament and other interested parties, collects a wide variety of first hand testimonials from the survivors their rescuers. Of special interest is the large folding map showing the courses steered by the {i Admella }up to the time of her wreckage, and also the track of the {i Bombay }and the {i Havilah }from Melbourne, two vessels nearby at the time the shipwreck.

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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

      Printed by George Edward Eyrne and William Spottiswoode, London - 1859-1962. (Hardcover) Good to very good. vii,83;vii.93;vi,110;v,80pp. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA Y DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA CIUDAD Y DEPARTAMENTO NAVAL DEL FERROL.

      - Dedicatoria autógrafa a José Joaquín de James. 718 pp.+1 vista litográfica plegada del centro de población y arsenales del Ferrol+1 mapa topográfico plegado del puerto de El Ferrol+1 plano plegado de la ciudad+4 láminas con diversas vistas de la ciudad. Enc. en media piel con nervios de época. 21,5x16. Bien conservado. Imp. de Beltrán y Viñas. Madrid, 1859. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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        MEMOIRS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. TWO VOLUMES

      Derby & Jackson, N. Y. ,. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1859 Edition,. 1/4 Leather,. . Published in 1859, this is the Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, written by Franklin himself and continued by his grandson and others. Both volumes have been professionally restored with marbled end papers and one-quarter tan leather and matching cloth binding. Marbled edges on each volume. Illustrated. 6 1/2 in. X 9 1/4 in. Volume I, 624 pages; Volume II, 517 pages. Age foxing to free end papers and to some of the borders of the illustrations. Each volume is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Due to restoration books are in Near Fine condition. ; 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in., .

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        SIX (6) HANDWRITTEN SHIPS' LOGS IN ONE FOLIO VOLUME, RECORDING THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF SIX DIFFERENT SHIPS IN THE FLEET OF THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, 1859-1862

      1859. Original manuscript. Quarter-leather & cloth. Very Good. About 325pp of holograph entries, inked in a legible hand. Unpaginated. 6 consecutive logs: pp. 195, H.M.S. Mersey; 10pp, H.M.S. Victory; 11pp H.M.S. Fisgard; 13pp H.M.S. Wanderer; 21pp H.M.S. Exmouth; 77pp, H.M.S. Doris. Average four to seven entries per page, some divided into 24 hour periods. Headings tell location of ship (or its destination), and each entry offers “bearing and distance” data, as well as daily “remarks” on sailing progress, technical usage of steam or sail, daily duties and drills and training exercises, and the comings, goings, and meetings with other ships. + 7 pencil sketches and one map in pencil, all hand-drawn on heavy stock and inserted at various points in the book. The sketches are of high quality, demonstrating Caffin’s considerable skill as a draftsman. Titled as follows: (a) 2 ½” x 10 ¼” July 8, 1859, “Hobb’s Nose”, Devonshire, depicting mountain and island at entrance to Torbay. (b) 7 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Peak of Teneriffe” Dec. 25, 1860. (c) 1- ¾” x 7 ½” “Deseria Island” Jan. 1,7, 1861. (d) 5” x 7 ¾” “HMS Wanderer, 4 guns”, depicting fully rigged ship, preceding title page of the "Wanderer” log. (e) 2 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Cape St. Vincent and Lighthouse” (southernmost point of Portugal), Sept. 5, 1861. (f) 4 ¾” x 8 ¾” “View of Acre from the Sea, April 21, 1862. (g) 4 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Town and Yard of Rhodes as Taken from HMS Doris, May 15, 1862. The map, 7 ¾” x 10 ½”, shows the “Track of HMS Wanderer from Plymouth to Malta, Sept. 16th” [1861]--from Southern England through the Mediterranean to Malta (No. Africa depicted below), showing each day’s position at sea. Very nicely drawn. ~~ Bound in quarter leather and cloth with leather cover label, "Log / Kept by / C.C." Spine ends of the volume are worn, joints starting, interior clean and legible.& & Crawford Caffin was the son of Sir James Crawford Caffin (1812-83), an Admiral in the British Royal Navy became a naval-aide-de-camp to the Queen in 1863 after his noteworthy service in the Baltic, then was made a K.C.B. (Knight Commander of Bath) in 1868. The younger Caffin, a midshipman during the time covered by the logs, was later promoted to naval commander for his services in the transport department during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879. ~~ Log #1: H.M.S. Mersey - 40 Guns, Capt. H. Caldwell, C.B. - April 21, 1859-March 23, 1861. This log occupies over half the book (195 pages of entries). The Mersey, a wooden screw frigate carrying 40 guns, was part of the Channel Fleet, and according to a contemporary log penned by a crewman on another vessel of the Fleet (William Loney, of the “James Watt”), she held 560 men, chiefly “young fellows”. Most of the time in the period covered by the log, the Mersey “cruizes” up and down the Channel, usually with other members of “the Squadron”, to Portland Roads, Portsmouth (“Spithead”), Torbay, etc. She also spends periods that can last up to 8 weeks or so at anchor or moored while the ship is refurbished and the men continue their training. She does, however, also cruise also “off Ireland,” and she moors at several places in Ireland and Scotland, and sails all the way to Jamaica (by way of Portugal) at the end of 1860 , with a stop at Bermuda in 1861 on the return journey. ~ Setting the pattern for the following five logs, the Mersey Log, despite its fairly terse language, provides vivid pictures not only of the daily minutiae of maneuvering the various sails and the steam boilers and screw, but also of the daily life of men on duty in the Royal Navy. Caffin not only scrupulously lists the furling and unfurling of various sails and the other ships of England and many other countries that come in or out of port (frigates, flag ships, gun boats, steamers, transport ships, men-of-war, other members of the Squadron, and various yachts---mostly royal ones), but also carefully outlines his daily duties and those of the men. These include “condensing water” (often 3 or 4 tons at a time, making seawater drinkable), “cleansing the ship thoroughly”; taking on provisions, usually “beef and vegetables” (“and spirits”), “swinging the ship to adjust standard compasses”; fitting, repairing, and scrubbing hammocks; “scrubbing and washing” clothes; “coaling” the ship; holystoning (i.e. scrubbing and whitening the decks), scraping, caulking and painting the ship; “placing new screw and stowing old ones [and] fitting new wheel”; scraping the gun carriages, “stowing the hold” etc. There are “divine services” every Sunday. In addition to the sailors (midshipmen, first and second-class “boys”, “ordinary seamen”, and “young gentlemen” i.e. cadets), the ship also houses a variety of craftsmen including sailmakers, ropemakers, carpenters, and “artificers” who do odd jobs. ~ All classes of men are daily “mustered at quarters” or by Division and are “exercised” in gun drill, cutlass drill, rifle drill, knotting and splicing, “practicing heaving the lead”, firing shot and shell at targets set up in the water, etc. There is also much “saluting” with gunfire, for occasions including the arrival of foreign ships bearing dignitaries as well as ships showing the Admiral’s flag or bearing various Admirals, etc.; “royal” salutes for Prince Albert’s birthday, in honor of the Empress of Russia’s birthday, as Her Majesty passes by on another ship, when the Royal yacht is sighted with its standard flying, and more; and occasions such as a salute “in honor of the victories in China” (11/5/60). These usually involve 21 guns, though some require fewer, e.g. 17 guns to salute the Governor of Bermuda. ~ On the more personal side, the Mersey log also records the punishment of various sailors, (names and ranks given) usually with 36-48 lashes “ as per warrant”. These floggings are sometimes unexplained, sometimes described as being for theft or desertion. There are several deaths recorded: “washed overboard, James Hayward…and J. Summers…both being [“drowned” added in pencil]…too great a sea running to lower a boat” (2/27/60) and “John Beattie fell overboard…and was drowned” (4/1/60). Another cause of death: “fell from post mail topsail yardarm Henry Duke…and was killed” (7/1/60). One man even dies a natural (?) death: “Departed this life Mr. James Rusden (Master)…Sent boats away to convey remains of James Rusden to his grave” (7/14/60). When the Mersey is at anchor, “invalids” are taken to the hospital or retrieved from it, men are sent to “gaol” (e.g. five go to Dorchester Gaol on 11/5/60) and sometimes new crew members join, e.g. “joined as 1st Lieutenant Mr. Phipps” (2/7/60) and “received two boys First Class from Cambridge” (10/30/60). The men are paid monthly, and occasionally Caffin mentions giving various subgroups of men shore leave. ~ Log #2: H.M.S. Victory - Capt. R. Cook - March 24, 1861-May 28, 1861. The Victory remains at Portsmouth Harbor for the entire two months of this 9 ½-page log. She seems to be engaged primarily in training and drilling “boys and school apprentices.” “Read prayers” is almost a daily entry. The biggest event is the long-lasting firing of guns “on the occasion of the funeral of the Duchess of Kent”, the Queen’s mother (3/24/61). ~ Log #3: H.M.S. Fisgard - Capt. H.S. Hawker - May 29, 1861-August 8, 1861. A 46-gun frigate, the Fisgard’s chief business at this point, like that of the Victory above, seems to be the training of boys and “novices”. Also like the Victory, she spends the period of the log anchored, in this case “off Woolwich”, though “working parties” are sent back and forth to the dockyards, as well as “church parties”. There are, however, no daily prayer services recorded. This log is 10 ½ pages long. ~ Log #4: H.M.S. Wanderer -& Commander Mr. C. Seymour - August 9, 1861-September 17, 1861. This 13-page log opens when the Wanderer is at Sheerness (a Royal Naval dockyard on the island of Sheppey, in North Kent, at the mouth of the River Medway), and after an inspection by a Vice-Admiral on 8/19, she sails to Plymouth. On 8/31, she starts for Gibraltar, where she arrives on 9/7, and from there goes on to Malta, where she arrives on 9/17 in the final entry. ~ Log #5: H.M.S. Exmouth - 90 guns, Capt. J.A. Paynter - September 16, 1861-February 11, 1862. 21 pages, with about 7 entries/page, as opposed to the usual 4 or 5. Like the two ships above, the Exmouth spends the log either “off Naples” or “moored in the military mode—Naples”. A busy listing of ships arriving and departing, several “medical inspections”, and the usual drills, e.g. “young gentlemen firing at target” (10/29). More striking are the unusual number (4) of deaths : “Fell from aloft and was killed Samuel Light…sent funeral party ashore to bury the remains…”(1/7/62); “Fell from aloft C. Simpson (1/27), who “departed this life” on 1/29; “departed this life G. Hewitt…funeral party sent….” (2/3) and “departed this life James Demage…funeral party sent” (2/8). Also noteworthy are a desertion (William Garicault left ship without leave, ditto returned” (11/12); the “firing of guns in memory of HRH the Prince Consort” (12/24, although Albert died on 12/14); and the observing of “an eruption of Vesuvius (12/8), which was “still throwing up sand and stones” on 12/17. There are also two floggings. ~ Log #6: H.M.S. Doris - 32 guns, Capt. Sir Leopold McClintock - February 12, 1862-November 27, 1862. The second longest log at 77 pages. The ship sails around the Mediterranean, while the men are drilled, e.g. “2nd class boys firing with pistol” (3/26), “ordinary seamen and 1st class boys at seamanship” (3/28), and “put target overboard. Exercises young gentlemen and…gun crews, firing at target with shot and shell, grape and case” (6/16). There is the usual “saluting”, e.g. “saluted the Egyptian flag with 21 guns” (2/29), a royal salute 5/24 in honor of the Queen’s birthday, “a royal salute and hoisted mast head flag in honor of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne”, etc. There is a visit from the Prince of Wales (6/3), and the Doris accompanies the royal yacht from Malta to Marseilles (6/6-6/11), including a “stop while His Royal Highness bathed” (6/9). In October, the Doris tows from Tunis to Malta a yacht “which broke her main shaft” (10/27-30). The many destinations in this log include Corfu, Alexandria, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Tyre, Sidon, “Beyrout”, Tripoli, Rhodes, Paros, Patmos, Smyrna, Sultanieh Castle in the Dardanelles, Cephalonia, Malta, Marseilles, Messina, Palermo, Naples, Civita Vecchia, and Syracuse. ~ In addition to the Prince’s visit and the dealings with the royal yacht, noteworthy events include “divers repairing false keel” (7/7-7/8, 7/10), several floggings, the “disrating of James Jacobs,(ships corporal) to ordinary seaman”, the confinement of “Christopher Warde in cuffs for 4 days as per warrant”, and the day “J. Saunders fell overboard. Stopped and let go life buoy. Lowered cutter and picked man up” (6/16). [Our reading notes will accompany this manuscript.]& & & & & & & & &

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

      Sanborn & Carter, Portland, Maine 1859 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPORT ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT etc

      Toronto: Canada, Legislative Assembly. 1859. hb. 4to, Unpaginated In extraordinarily nice condition, having regard to age and delicacy of the maps. The nicest copy we've had in twenty years . This item was published in 1859 as Appendix 4 to the Seventeenth Volume of the Journals of The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (as it was then called). It had previously been published by Dawson in 1858. This version also includes a letter by Bishop Tache (the bishop of St. Boniface) on the Red River settlement and the "half-breeds" in the settlement. See Peel #207. It contains a coloured map showing "the Route by Road & Navigation for Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans", as well as two very long folding maps; one showing the "Profile of Route by the Grand Portage and Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake", and the other being a "Plan Shewing the Region Explored by S. J. Dawson and his party between Fort William and the great Saskatchewan River". The maps are in surprisingly nice condition, with usual creasing but no significant defects. Bound with this scarce item is Henry Youle Hind's "REPORTS OF PROGRESS; together with A Preliminary and General Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition etc....". also printed in 1859 as Appendix no. 36 of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly, Canada. See Peel #211. It contains six folding maps (four coloured), two plates and a number of engraved illustrations. Condition throughout is excellent. Both these items are bound together in contemporary black cloth. .

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit kolor. lithogr. Titel und 30 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Qu.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.,

      1859 - Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a. in sorgfältigem, feinem Kolorit . Im Handel sind nur unkolorierte Exemplare bekannt.- Der kolorierte lithographierte Titel mit einer Ansicht von Preetz.- Leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Esquisses parisiennes.

      Poulet-Malassis |& De Broise 1859 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Dos légèrement passé, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrativa de serviços no libertar-se o Brazil da dominação portugueza.

      James Ridgway, Londrés 1859 - xv, 321 pp. 8vo. (23 cm). Blue pebbled cloth paneled in blind, gilt titles on spine, yellow endpapers. The Portuguese translation of the second volume of "Narrative of services on the liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil" by Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860), the commander of the Chilean navy from 1818-1823, and of the Brazilian navy from 1823-1825. "Arrogant, ill-tempered, cantankerous, bellicose, Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful frontline frigate captains of his day. [and he] and other British naval officers, entirely unofficially, had made a note inconsiderable contribution to the cause of Brazilian independence and, more important, Brazilian unity," Leslie Bethell, Brazil: Empire and Republic 1822-1930 (Cambridge Univ Press, 1989) p. 35-36. See Sabin 21274 (English Version). Phillips p. 34. Borba de Moraes I, 235. Boards lightly rubbed, nick to rear edge, else a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, scattered foxing, bookseller label on rear pastedown, one removed from front pastedown. A beautiful bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harvard Class of 1859 Photographic Yearbook

      [Cambridge: University Press, 1859]. (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) Folio. 93 oval albumen bust portraits (5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.) of class of 1859 and selected faculty and administration, most SIGNED in ink by sitter beneath image with date and place of birth. Some portraits second generation. Full gilt-paneled black morocoo; a.e.g. Titled in gilt to spine "Harvard College. James Schouler" and front cover, "Class of 1859." Spine chipped with loss to title, covers detached . Notables included here are US Congressman William H. Perry; and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, all of whom SIGNED have signed their portraits. The faculty portraits include professor of zoology and geology Louis Agassiz, who also SIGNED. Probably the most notable graduate of the class of 1859, from a modern perspective, was the philosopher and mathematician, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), who has been called the founder of American pragmatism.  It is a rare image of the thinker of whom Paul Weiss wrote in the DAB: "This much is now certain; he is the most original and versatile of America's philosophers and America's greatest logician" Peirce has signed his photo, with his place and date of birth, beneath: "Charles S. Peirce / 1839 September 10 Cambridge"

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