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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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        Trento - Duomo di Trento.

      I.B. Kuhn, Monaco. 1859 - Vedute tipiche della città di Trento ad opera di Basilio Armani. Il foglio raggruppa due riquadri con una veduta di Trento con la ferrovia in alto e una del Duomo in basso. 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 e 79. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 29,5x19,5 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]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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

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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.

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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.

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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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        St. Vincent's Manual

      John Murphy & Co, Baltimore 1859 - " Prayers and devotional exercises, originally prepared for the use of the Sisters of Charity in the U.S." Revised enlarged edition "adapted to general use, as previously it was used only by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's. Published with the approbation of the Most Rev. Archbishop of Baltimore. Apparently the text is the same as previous edition but it has been made easier to use such as larger type for the devotions in daily use. 966 Pages. Embossed titles and crosses which are front, back, and spine, and name (Kate Young). Leather with brass border and closure (clasp itself is missing) No notes or writing in it of any kind. A few scuffs. Gilted edges, bottom worn off in a section. Additional pictures available on request. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ILLUSTRATED MINERS' HAND-BOOK AND GUIDE TO PIKE'S PEAK, WITH A NEW AND RELIABLE MAP, SHOWING ALL THE ROUTES, AND THE GOLD REGIONS OF WESTERN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA. ILLUSTRATED WITH APPROPRIATE ENGRAVINGS

      St. Louis. 1859.. 75,[37]pp. plus six plates. Lacks the two folding maps. Original cloth, elaborately stamped in blind, with gilt title on front cover. Corners, head and foot of spine moderately worn. Embossed stamp on front flyleaf. Lightly foxed throughout. About very good. One of the best and rarest of the Pike's Peak guides. "...what seems to be the most informative of the 1859 Pike's Peak guides and the one with the most satisfactory map. The unusual extracts of letters giving conditions at the mines are rather brief, but more information is given on all the factors relating to reaching the mines than I have seen elsewhere." - Streeter. The plates include a view of Pike's Peak, mining scenes, the Massasoit House at Atchinson, Kansas, and others. The remarkable advertisements on the final 37 pages represent the range of merchants seeking to supply the prospective gold seeker with transportation, drink, clothing, shelter, mining outfits, guns and knives, etc. A wonderfully useful little book. STREETER SALE 2128. GRAFF 3191. WAGNER-CAMP 339. HOWES P82, "dd." WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST 4, p.172.

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        The Book of the First American Chess Congress

      Rudd & Carleton, New York 1859 - Embossed brown cloth. The corners are lightly bumped and the spine top shows light chipping. The first and last few pages show some spotting and browning. There are slight 1/2" stains on pages 13,14 and 111, as well as minimal creasing at the bottom of pages 79-82. The hinges and binding are firm and the pages are clean and unmarked. The book includes the 67 games in the Grand Tournament of 1857 held in New York with Paul Morphy claiming the first prize. It also covers The Problem Tourney with 53 set-ups and their solutions in the back section of the book. Each problem contains a B/W drawing of the chess board with the pieces stratigically positioned. This book was an early landmark of American chess history. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of The First American Chess Congress

      Rudd & Carleton 1859 - c.1859 1st Edition. Dedicated to Paul Morphy, the winner of the tournament. A clean tight copy with unbroken endpapers. A little very minor scattered foxing confined mostly to first two pages. Remnant of old bookplate on front endpaper. Maroon boards blindstamped on front & rear & lettered in gilt on spine. All spine lettering clear. Very slight spine lean & minor wear to edges & tips. A Near Fine copy. Rare & desirable. Picture at left is of actual book. Photo makes color on book look like it's spotted, this is not the case, color is even. Serious buyers ask to see more pictures inside or out. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laurence Prink Oz & Children's Books]
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        Soleil couchant = [Sunset].

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

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        Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire.

      1859, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Signed By the AuthorSize: 29cm x 38cm, Seven partially printed and calligraphic pages on four leaves, 11.5" x 15", December 20, 1859. The document bestows the Imperial Austrian Order of the Iron Crown (Orden der Eisernen Krone) on Professor Doctor Franz Pitha. It also grants the title of Ritter (knight) on Doctor Pitha, elevates him to the Austrian nobility, and grants heraldic arms. The document is contained in a magnificent, bright red embossed velvet cover with the detailed Imperial Austrian arms in gold. The inside covers are a very light blue moir? silk. The seal of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph in red wax, and encased in the original 4.5" bronze dor? skippet, is attached to the document by a gold bullion and silk cord. The entire document, including the seal and skippet are contained in a fitted tin case (12.25" x 21.5"). The seven partially printed pages are hand-lettered in black ink with some gold highlights. The document chronicles the life and achievements of Dr. Pitha from his birth in 1810 in Bohemia, through his medical training at the University of Prague, his teaching career as a professor of surgery at Charles University in Prague, and as chair of surgery at Josephs Academy in Vienna. The Emperor honored Pitha for service as chief of field medical services for the Austrian Army in the Italian Wars of Independence. Dr. Pitha dramatically improved Austrian military hygiene and the treatment of battle-related injuries. The document is boldly signed by Emperor Franz Joseph and countersigned by Agenor Goluchowski, Minister of Interior. Excellent. Photos available upon request, Manuscrit

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Apuntes para la historia de las letras, y de la instruction publica de la isla de Cuba [Three Volumes in One].

      Impr. de P. Massana / Impr. del Tiempo 1859-61, Habana - 225, 2 pp.; 220, 4 pp.; 247, 1 pp. 8vo. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Hardback. "The most important work published by Bachiller y Morales and containing valuable information on the literary history of Cuba," Trelles ("es la obra mas importante publicada por Bachiller y contiene preciosos datos sobre la historia literaria de esta Isla"). These articles -on schools, higher education, the press, literature, historiography, theater, music, biographies; and also containing a complete list of books printed in Cuba from 1724 to 1840- were previously published in various Spanish and Cuban periodicals. Antonio Bachiller y Morales (1812-1889) is considered the father of Cuban literature and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. Provenance: Mario Guiral Moreno (1882-1964), essayist and founding member and chairman of the Cuban National Academy of Arts and Letters (his library stamp). Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreño sale 1036. Griffin 905. A very good copy, title page foxed, owner's stamp on margin, a few small holes to top edge, notations on a few pages, leaves browned and edges foxed, more heavily to the first volume, binding quite fine. A handsome copy of a rare and important work with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia, PA: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Carter, H. V. First US edition. With Three Hundred and Sixty-three Engravings on Wood. Has been professionally repaired, but remains in original full leather binding. Boards are scuffed with mild damp stains and heavy wear at extremities. Worn through at corners. Some cracking to leather along joints. Approx one inch of leather is missing at head of front joint, leaving paper exposed, but it has been sealed for protection. Spine banded in gilt with black leather title block. Mild creasing to spine leather. Previous ownership information written at top of front end paper. End papers are tanned at edges with scattered foxing. Pages are generally clean but toned, with occasional creases, smudges, spots or light foxing. A few pages show more wear with chipping and edge tears at extremities. Repaired binding is firm and tight. 754 pages. Profusely illustrated. A handsome copy of this important and influential volume.

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        Confidences d'un prestidigitateur.

      Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie 1859 - - Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie, Paris 1859, 13,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin maroquiné menthe, dos à cinq fins nerfs ornés de fleurons et de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de chagrin maroquiné noir, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, initiales dorées d'un bibliophile en queues, plats gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures (légèrement salies) conservées. Rares rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les Origines Indo-Européennes ou les Aryas primitifs.Essai de Paléontologie linguistique.

      Joël Cherbuliez, Paris 1859 - 2 volumes in-4 ( 275x170 mm ) demi chagrin vert bouteille, titre et tomaison dorés sur dos à 4 nerfs, caissons encadrés de filets à froid.- Tome I. VIII, 547 pages.avant propos. Introduction. La Méthode.Ethnographie et Géographie : Le nom primitif des Aryas. Hypothèses géographiques. Données ethnographiques. Comparaison des termes relatifs au climat.Histoire naturelle : Minéraux. Plantes. Végétal et ses parties. Arbres spontanés. arbres à fruits. Plantes cultivées pour leur utilité. Plantes spontanées. Animaux. Animaux domestiques. Animaux parasites. Animaux sauvages.- Tome II. VIII, 781 pages.Avant propos. La civilisation matérielle des Anciens Aryas : Genre de vie. Les Arts et Métiers. Les produits de l'Inustrie. L'état social : Observations préliminaires. La famille. La propriété. Le Droit social. Les Moeurs et Coutumes. La vie intellectuelle, morale et religieuse : Observations préliminaires. Psychologie primitive. La numération. L'astronomie et les Divisions du temps. La Religion. Ethnologie. Esotérisme.

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON STREET OR HORSE-POWER RAILWAYS: THEIR LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT; WITH GENERAL PLANS AND RULES FOR THEIR ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION; TOGETHER WITH EXAMINATIONS AS TO THEIR COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OVER THE OMNIBUS SYSTEM;

      Philadelphia, PA: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1859 The lengthy title is continued: "And Inquireies as to Their Value for Investment; Including Copies of Municipal Ordinances Relating Thereto." A very early and important book on street railways when the construction of such was in its infancy in the US. 148 pages including 24 engravings of horse drawn rail cars, street rail cross sections, accessories and track laying details, and nine pages of ads in the rear. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border and design stamped in blind. Light foxing throughout. Light staining between first few pages, text not affected. Spine professionally replaced with old cloth laid on. Hinges professionally repaired. A very good copy.. First edition.. Hardcover.

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        Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a.

      1859 - A Case of Arson in Gloucester, Massachusetts [Trial]. Looker-on in Vienna. Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a Systematic Attempt to Mislead the Public Mind, And Create a False Sympathy in Behalf of Convicted Incendiaries. [Gloucester, MA: S.n.], 1859. 20 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling and negligible edgewear, rear wrapper lacking, light toning to text. * Only edition. Marshall and Ross (we are never given their first names) were a tenant and hired hand of a Mr. Niles, a farmer. They were convicted of arson after Niles's barns were destroyed by fire. This verdict seemed unfair and the defense attorney petitioned successfully for an appeal. Published in the weeks leading up to the second trial, this pamphlet offers an argument for their conviction. An interesting case, it is also a fine record of the social setting of criminal law in small-town New England in the mid-nineteenth century. OCLC locates 14 copies in North America, 5 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Missouri). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1140. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Birds of the Boundary

      1859. Buckram. Used: Very Good. The bird section from the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (Washington, 1859) with notes by the naturalists of the survey. Twenty-five hand-colored plates with loosely inserted tissue guards. Bound in green library buckram.

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        Galignani’s Messenger. Country and Foreign Edition, containing the latest news received to the moment of going to Press.

      Printed and published in Paris. 1853-1859 - 1853: Saturday evening, January 1 to Saturday evening, December 31. Nos. 11.827-12.138, 11.827 - 11.831 and 12.116 - 12.138 damaged. 1854: Sunday, January 1 to Sunday, December 31. Nos. 12.139-12.451 lacking 12.182. 12.139-12.142 damaged. 1855: Monday & Tuesday January 1-2 to Sunday December 30. Nos. 12.452-12.763 lacking 12.755. 1856: Tuesday January 1 to Wednesday December 31. Nos. 12.706-13.076. 12.764-12.765 damaged. 1859: Saturday January 1 to Saturday December 31. Nos. 13.703-14.015. 13.703-13.713 and 14.005-14.015 damaged. Elephant folio, 26 x 17½ ins., five volumes, each daily issue of four page text. Over 1,500 issues. Very occasional foxing, ink marks and discolouration. Overall in very good condition, however the damaged issues at the front and rear of four volumes is caused by damp but only affects the few issues mentioned, otherwise the contents are very good, bound in original cream paper covered boards, worn, torn and generally poor. These volumes are very heavy indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Offas Dyke Books]
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