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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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      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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      1859 - LESLEY, J. P. THE IRON MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO THE FURNACES, FORGES AND ROLLING MILLS OF THE UNITED STATES. With discussions of iron as a commercial element, an American ore, and a manufactured article, in commerce and in history. With maps and plates. New York: John Wiley, London: Trubner & Co., 1859. First edition. Illustrated with 5 folding maps, including two with color outlines, 1 plate, and text figures. Octavo. 23 cm. [1] publisher's adv. + [2],xxxiv,772 pp. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt-stamped spine title, and sides blocked in blind. Contemporary ink ownership, dated 5 June 1859, of John Simmons of Deepfield, Staffordshire, England, who managed the Ulster Iron Works at Saugerties, NY, where he developed double-puddling, hoop-making, and cold-rolling processes. Except for some very minor wear at heel and crown, and a bit of edgewear to the fore-edge of one folding map which extends a bit beyond the bookblock, this is a truly fine copy, being exceptionally clean and crisp. (Sabin 40187). This is one of J. Peter Lesley's major works, containing information and statistics on ironworks as well as a detailed geological discussion of iron deposits in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The preface is notable for Lesley's attack on Henry Darwin Rogers, who directed the first state survey of Pennsylvania, and for whom Lesley worked on the survey during the years 1838-1841. Lesley accuses Rogers of scientific theft for not acknowledging the work of the young apprentices, like himself, who had assisted him in the survey. In 1873, Lesle became the director of the second state survey of Pennsylvania. (D.S.B.)

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., , 1859. Small octavo. Contemporary brown half calf with marbled boards, burgundy label to spine with titles and decoration to spine gilt. Bookplate to pastedown, boards rubbed with a cigerette burn to front cove. An attractive copy. Fourth edition overall, described as a "New edition", issued as part of the Smith Elder series of Standard Works eleven years after the first.

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        Historia Orgánica de las Armas de Infantería y Caballería Españolas desde la creación del ejército permanente hasta el día. 16 tomos en 8 vols.

      Madrid: González, 1851-1859. - Folio. 16 tomos en 8 vols.Completos de láminas, escudos y grabados litográficos realizados por Lemercier en París. Estos grabados son al acero e iluminados. Encuadernación holandesa en piel con hierros y tejuelos dorados. Ejemplar en muy buen estado, limpio y muy atractivo. El autor nació en Barcelona y se llamaba Serafín María de Soto. Palau 55712.

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        Five watercolour paintings on paper mounted on card

      1859–60. Image size oval 160 x 93mm. Gilt framed and glazed, cream mounts trimmed in gold. Delicate colours still nicely differentiated, all in fine condition. A lovely group of original images, three signed by the artist, two annotated: together they constitute a complete parable. Admonished by a old crone not to eat any of the apples she has stored in her bushel, three little cherubs ignore her. They egg each other on to taste the fruit and suffer consequent stomach ache. Finally the old woman, strangely transformed into a kind of Brunhilda figure, returns to lead the now wiser children home. A charming and attractive group probably done for one of a number of little chapbooks published in England in the 1860s illustrated by Frolich, the Danish artist best known as the original illustrator of Hans Christian Andersen. His early work is monochrome: colour examples like these are deeply uncommon.

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        Map of the Country Between Lake Superior & Vancouver Island.

      John Murray, London 1859 - This map illustrates the exploring expedition under the command of Capt John Palliser 1857-1860, Size : 185x620 (mm), 7.25x24.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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

      Henry G. Langley & Samuel A. Morison,, San Francisco: 1859 - 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. VG (minor extremity wear/usual light foxing & browning to paper). Contemporary black half leather binding with brown cloth boards. Flat back. Gilt spine lettering. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      sp;- London -John Murray 1859 - A scarce first edition of Samuel Smiles' pioneering and influential work on self-improvement. Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright butwith foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall: FAIR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gazzetta di Modena dal n. 1 di Lunedì 20 Giugno 1859 al n. 193 del 31 Dicembre 1859 preceduta dal n. 1 del Messaggere di Modena del 15 Giugno 1859 e dal n. 2. Con supplementi ed avvisi. (manca il n. 6).

      1859 - In folio (cm. 44); legatura dell'epoca in cartone colorato. Eccezionale raccolta della prima annata della Gazzetta di Modena nel momento di passaggio dal Ducato al Regno dÕItalia. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of New York Part VI Paleontology: Volumes I, II and III. (Vol III: Part I: Text. and Part II: Plates)

      New York State, Charles VanBenthuysen, Printer., Albany, NY, 1859. Hardcover First Edition. Language: English. Pages: 532. Condition: Fair/None Four Books: 4to. Brown embossed covers and spine with gilt decoration and titling. Edgeworn and spine cloth is peeling off on Vols III. Spine square and binding sound. Interior clean and unmarked. Pages of Vol. III have horizontal ripples in the text block that appears to be a natural affect of aging. Light foxing throughout, and former owner's name, location, store, and date inked on ffep on Vol. I only. Corners bumped on Vol. II. NOT a reprint, NOT ex-library, NOT print on demand. Additional shipping charges due to weight of books. Volumes I (1847. 337 pp.) and II (1852. 362 pp.) Containing descriptions of the organic remains of the lower division of the New-York system. Volume III (1859. 532 pp.) Containing descriptions and figures of the organic remains of the lower Helderberg Group and the Oriskany Sandstone. 1855-1859.

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        Love Me Little, Love Me Long

      London- Trubner and Co. 1859 - The extremely scarce first edition of this novel from popular Victorian author Charles Reade. Not seen at auction since 1982. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have dramatist stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. Complete in two volumes. Bookplate of John Marinteau to front pastedowns. Condition: Rebound ingreen cloth bindings. Externally sound, though bumped, with some marks. Hinges of volume II strained. Internally, binding slightly strained. Library label to frontpastedown of volume II. Pages are bright and clean to volume I, but with some spotting to volume II. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras completas de Flaxman, grabadas al contorno por Don Joaquín Pí y Margall. 2 VOLÚMENES

      M. Rivadeneyra. Impresor, Madrd 1859 - TOMO I, contiene dedicatoria impresa a D. Federico de Madrazo, por parte del Sr. Pi y Margall. y LA ILIADA DE HOMERO,con 39 grabados + 8 pag., de explicacion, LA DIVINA COMEDIA con 38 grabados + 8 pag., de explicacion de las laminas, LA ODISEA, con 35 laminas + 4 pag., EL PURGATORIO, con 38 laminas + 8 pag. En este tomo, la portada del Purgatorio no esta. TOMO II, contiene: LOS DIAS Y LA TEOGONIA DE HESIODO, con 37 laminas + 7 pag de texto, EL PARAISO DE DANTE, con 32 laminas +8 pag de texto, LAS TRAGEDIAS DE ESQUILO, con 31 laminas + 10 pag., de texto, y 14 laminas varias, acompañadas de 6 pag., de " ligeros datos biograficos sobre Juan Flaxman". Size: 17x27 ( apaisado) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des bohemiens et de leur musique en Hongrie

      Paris; Bourdilliat 1859 - in 16°; pp. 352; leg. in mezza pelle; 1^ ed. Rara ed originale opera (rare tracce di foxing ad alcune pp. - buone condizioni generali)

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        Steam Fire Engine] Built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.

      Charles H. Crosby & Co., Boston 1859 - Hand-colored lithograph, published c. 1859-63. 12.75 x 18.75 inches, image size within ruled border; 17.75 x 22.75 inches, print overall; 21.75 x 26.75 inches, original walnut frame with gilt-wood liner. Colorful advertising lithograph in its original wood frame, showing a horse-drawn steam fire engine manufactured by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. in Manchester, New Hampshire. The one depicted here is labeled "Brooklyn 10" on the lantern on top of the pressure dome and "BFD 10" on the side lantern. The steam engine is shown in a country landscape. A related folio print of this period, published by Rand, Avery & Co. (not available here), shows an Amoskeag steam fire engine surrounded by a vignette of other engines and parts. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. began as a textile mill in 1804 at Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River in New Hampshire. It was incorporated under this name in 1831. The town of Manchester grew rapidly around the mill, and during the 19th century became the largest cotton textile plant in the world. Meanwhile, in 1849 the company manufactured its first steam locomotive, and a decade later, expanded into steam fire engines. Amoskeag produced high quality locomotives and fire engines that sold throughout the world. Fire engine production stopped in 1876 and the factory was sold to Manchester Locomotive Works. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. went bankrupt during the Great Depression and closed in 1936. The company records are in the collection of the Manchester Historic Association. According to an inventory of the collection, Ezekial A. Straw, whose name appears on the print, was an agent with the company from 1859 until 1878. His correspondence related to fire engines is dated 1859 to 1863. This suggests that this print was likely published between 1859 and 1863, but no later than 1878. The engine depicted strongly resembles one in a photograph in the collection of the Maine Historical Society, built in 1863 (see References below). Full publication information: Chas H. Crosby & Co Lith, 46 Water St. Boston. Lower left: Wm. Amory, Treas., 60 State St. Boston, Mass. Lower right: E.A. Straw, Agent. Manchester, N.H. Condition: Generally very good, apparently professionally restored to remove oxidation and discoloration of paper. Still some very faint toning, some possibly from a former mat, is present, but unobtrusive -- mostly indiscernible. Original frame with usual expected wear, shrinkage, etc.

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        Autograph letter,

      1859 - To an unknown recipient, complaining of poor workmanship preventing the engines from attaining maximum speed. Ericsson invented numerous mechanical devices, including the screw propeller, a locomotive engine, and an armored ship with a revolving gun turret. The Monitor, built on this plan, involved the Merrimack in the first naval engagement between ironclad warships (1862). Framed and glazed, together with a contemporary engraved protrait of Ericsson as the Inventor of the Monitor. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Storia delle Indie orientali dalla scoperta dell'Indie fatta dai portoghesi fino ai giorni nostri.

      Enrico Monni,, Genova, 1859 - 4 voll. in-4°, pp. XIX, 696,707, XV, 518, 534, 50 tavole fuori testo in litografia a colori, legature in mezza pelle con titoli in oro ai dorsi.Il secondo volume ha la cerniera superiore quasi staccata, i primi fascicoli risultano dunque slegati, la pagina 7 presenta uno strappo restaurato senza perdita di testo.Purtroppo a causa di un errore editoriale manca il fascicolo comprendente le pagine 453-54 / 455-56 / 457-58 / 459-60 mentre è stato inserito due volte il fascicolo comprendente le pagine tra 461 - 470. I volumi sono così suddivisi: vol. 1 L'Asia ossia descrizione fisica storica politica e commerciale delle regioni asiatiche che ebbero ed hanno relazioni colle Indie e coll'odierno commercio dell'Europa nell'Oriente da servire d'introduzione alla storia delle Indie Orientali per Costantino Mini Vol. 2 : Storia antica delle Indie Orientali dai tempi primitivi fino al secolo X dell'era volgare Vol. 3 : Storia antica delle Indie Orientali da Alessandro Magno fino alla caduta dell'Impero del Mogol Vol. 4: Storia antica delle Indie Orientali dalla scoperta dellIndie fatta dai portoghesi fino ai giorni nostri [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contributions a la flore fossile italienne

      Zurich; Imprimerie de Zurcher et Furrer 1858 - 1859 - 3 tomi in un unico vol.; in 8°; pp. 48 + XIII tavv.; (4), 60 + 2 carte + X tavv.; (4), 20 + IV tavv.; leg. d'epoca in mezza tela con piatti marmorizzati, tassello al dorso. Tomo I: Memoire sur quelques gisements de feuilles fossiles de la Toscane. Tomo II: Second Memoire: Val d'Arno. Tomo III: Troisieme Memoire: Massa Marittima. Tutti e tre i tomi si concludono con una serie di belle tavv. litogr. a colori. Il geologo Gaudin fu insegnante privato di Gabriel de Rumine (1841 – 71), dalla cui famiglia fu finanziata la sua ricerca. Intraprese numerosi viaggi di ricerca geologica e paleontologica in Italia *esemplari con dedica dell'autore (molto buono - lievi arrossature)

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        British Wild Flowers

      James Nelson & Co, London 1859 - Original blind stamped green cloth with gilt flower designs to upper board. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Spine slightly faded. Re-cased preserving the original binding but with the head and tail of spine piece reinforced. 60 hand-coloured plates as called for, all bright and undamaged and with tissue guards. Book and name plate on front paste down. Very attractive copy having clean pages free from foxing and marks. Pp. xvi, 311 + 60 plates. Heavy book which may require additional postal charge at cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bird's Eye View of New Orleans

      1851-1859 (?) - Very rare and early Bird's Eye View map of New Orleans, Louisiana. Shows the city in minute detail with the bending Mississippi River in foreground crowded with steamboats. The outstanding reference on city view maps of the United States (John W. Reps; Views and Viewmakers of Urban America 1825-1925) indicates that the original map here offered is the map drawn and lithographed by Thomas Muller in New Orleans sometime in the 1850's. There are two circa 1850's bird's eye view maps of New Orleans, one of which was drawn and lithographed by J. Bachmann. That map is rare in the original state but has been reproduced in modern times. The Muller map is very similar in appearance to the Bachmann map, but the river traffic of steamboats and sailing vessels is notably different from the Bachman version. Our map, which is number 1160 in Reps, does not appear to have ever been reproduced commercially. There is no doubt this is the Muller map, but the artist and publisher info that would have been present in the lower margin is missing because a previous owner cut down the map for framing. So although the essential elements of the map such as Jackson Square, the French Quarter, the business and garden districts, etc etc are present, there are some missing portions especially at one side and at lower edge. There is a photo of the map (a colorized version) available online at the Mariner's Musuem of Newport News (search using keyword Muller) and it shows that this map was titled "Nouvelle Orleans -- Nueva Orleans." Comparing the Maritime Museum copy with this copy shows that the left side of our map (not the French Quarter side) is the side that was cropped. The dimensions of this copy under the matting were recorded by a previous owner as being 16 by 20 inches. The size of the viewable image as matted is approximately 15 1/4 inches by 19 7/8 inches. The map in its original dimensions would have been 17 7/8 by 24 1/2 inches. There are a few closed tears on the map which are not particularly evident except under close examination. But there are some closed tears at the upper right portion of the sky that are more evident on first viewing, and there is also a tide line of an old damping stain in the clouds near the right side. Still, a quite attractive bird's eye view map as framed. Early bird's eye view maps of American scenes are uniformly desirable, and Reps shows only five holdings of this particular map in United States institutions (Chicago Historical Society, Historic New Orleans Collection, Mariner's Museum of Newport News, Tulane University in New Orleans, and the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans. Library of Congress reportedly has a facsimile example. However, a search of Tulane, Historic New Orleans Collection and LOC did not locate their supposed copies of the map. This map, because of its desirability and rarity, would be worth several thousands of dollars if it was in better condition and uncropped. Our copy priced accordingly. It is nicely toned with age as appropriate for an antique map. Of current interest because of the hurricane Katrina catastrophe. This map shows that there were industrial canals heading into the city from Lake Pontchartrain even in the 1850's, and one of those shown on this map was probably the very one which gave way during Katrina and flooded many sections of the city. This map was professionally matted and framed and will be shipped in its frame. Under plexiglass for better protection of the map. Size: Image Size 16 x 20 Inches [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Volumes)

      Poulet Malassis, 1859-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. French. Bindings are solid and text is clean. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe.

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        Gedachten over vrijheid

      Groningen, Wolters, 1859.. 1859. (10)171(1) pp. Boards with the original prtd front pasted on front-board. Uncut and for the greater part unopened. 1st lf., hftitle a bit & margins a trifle foxed. Bookseller's ticket [Bruining & Wijt of Batavia (Indonesia)] & a nice Exlibris aymbolizing growth & affluence v° first leaf. ¶ First Dutch edition of Mill' s famous "On liberty", published in the same year as the English first edition. Cf.: PMM 345. VERY RARE.

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        The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography; an Extensive Series of Maps, embracing the Most Recent Discoveries and the Latest Political Divisions of Territory in all Parts of the World

      Blackie and Son, London 1859 - [vi] plus 100 plates. Half-bound w green cloth and black leather w gilt titles and ruled lines. Raised bands to spine. Cloth has been knocked away from leading edge of rear panel so that board visible underneath. Marbled eps, attractive contemporary book-plate to the front. Beautiful single and double page maps hand-coloured in outline and around geographical/political boundaries. Some foxing to verso ffep and first blank, title page creased, last few blanks also foxed and dog-eared. Binding tight. A very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medicina domestica omeopatica considerata siccome ramo di educazione

      De Maddalena, Milano 1859 - in 8° - pp.1136 - Cartonata - Incisioni n.t. e qualcuna f.t. - Manca il ritratto dell'Autore, legatura allentata con qualche foglio sciolto, note di appartenenza ad inchiostro a qualche pagina. - Libro usato [Attributes: 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. - 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). 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Eclesiástica de España ó Adiciones a la Historia General de la Iglesia escrita por Alzog.

      Barcelona, Librería Religiosa, 1855-1859. - Cuatro tomos en 4to. mayor; 408 pp. + 550 pp. + 615 pp. + 310 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada con tejuelos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Natur der constitutionellsyphilitischen

      Berlin: Reimer, 1859. <p>Virchow, Rudofl. Ueber die Natur der constitutionellsyphilitischen. 8vo.[2], 120pp.Folding lithographed plate. 228 x 136mm. Half antique morocco, original front wrapper bound in, uncut. Foxing but a very good copy. Signature on title & bookplate.</p><p> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of Garrison-Morton 2385.</p>

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        Lettres sur Le Caucase et la Crimee.

      Gide, Paris 1859 - FROM THE LIBRARY OF TSAR ALEXANDER II. WHO WAS ASSASSINATED ON MARCH 1ST 1881. (1855-1881). ORIGINAL CUSTOM BOUND NAVY FULL HARD GRAIN LEATHER. GILT EMBOSSED CROWN, THE LETTER "A" AND THE ROMAN NUMERAL "II" TO THE FRONT BOARD. Embossed design to the corners of the boards with a single gilt ruled line. Five raised bands to the spine bordered with with gilt ruled lines. Gilt design to the compartments. Red leather title label with gilt lettering. All page edges in gilt. Two small abrasions to the front boards. Attractive dentelles with gilt design. Water silked free end papers and pastedowns. Library book location sticker to the upper left corner of the front pastedown in Russian. Sticker to the centre of the front pastedown with the letters "A" and "H." The letter "H" is translated to "N" in Russian which stands for Tsar Alexander Nikolaevich II. Above these two letters is the Tsar's crown. Attractive bookplate of the Ukrainian writer Skriptchenko to the front free endpaper. Half title. Frontispiece. Errata. A large black and white fold out map. Numerous full page black and white tissue guarded illustrations. An interesting and informative travel book on historical and geographic areas of the Caucases and Crimea of the Russian Empire. A ONE OF A KIND ITEM. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorias de los vireyes que han gobernado el Perú, durante el tiempo del coloniaje español [Six Volumes].

      Libreria Central de Felipe Bailly, Lima 1859 - xxx, 379, 2 l.; pp. 428; 391; 540; 392, 1 blank l., pp. 17, 1 l.; pp. 394 pp. 4to. Original publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, ruled in blind, gilt titles on spine and front board with armorial device. Illus. with one folding map and 12 plates. Gift copy with note on official letterhead dated 1867 tipped-in from Felipe Masías, Director of Administration of the Ministerio de Hacienda and later Finance Minister of Peru to Diego Henry, who was appointed to serve with him in 1867 on the High Council of Finance during the Prado administration's far reaching program of constitutional reform. "A work of extreme interest," Sabin. These memoirs, prepared by ten of the viceroys, were intended to apprise each successor of the nature and duties of his post, of the distribution of offices and presidencies, of the privileges of the natives, their hereditary customs and character?"in short, statistics of everything that could be needed. The work forms a glorious monument of statesmanship; and it may be conjectured that if the Spaniards had always formed their conduct according to these Memorias, they would never have lost their colonies in the New World" (Bibliotheca Geographico-Linguistica #321 part III, 1879, 12235). The series was edited under the direction of the Ministerio de Hacienda by M.A. Fuentes. Contents: t.1. J. de Mendoza y Luna, marqués de Montesclaros [1615]; F. de Borja y Aragon, principe de Esquilache [1621]; Baltasar de la Cueva, conde de Castellar [1681]; M. de Liñan y Cisneros [1681]; t. 2. M. de Navarra y Rocaful, duque de la Palata [1689]; t. 3. Armendaris, marqués de Castel-Fuerte [1736]; J. A. de Mendoza, marqués de Villagarcia [1745]; t. 4. J. A. Manso de Velasco, conde de Superunda [1761]; M. Amat y Yunient [1773]; t. 5. Teodoro de Croix [1790]; t. 6. F. Gil de Taboada y Lemos [1796]. Palau 95426. Sabin 26119. Ticknor p. 458. Spain & Spanish America II, 452. Griffin 2980. Good or better, boards rubbed, a few joints split but quite solid, corners heavily worn, spines chipped, especially at the heads with repairs, cloth separating from boards on one volume, free endpapers heavily offset, pencil notations in last volume, otherwise contents clean and very good, plates sharp, and map fine but for a tiny marginal tear along a crease line. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paulin, Lheureux et Cie, Paris 1859 - RO40185849: 66 planches (cartes) en noir et blanc. Couverture muette. Bords des plats frottés. Dressé et dessiné sous la dir. de M. Thiers. Carte de la Souabe, de la Suisse et du Piémont. Plan du Kaire. Plan de la baie d'Algésiras. Plan des champs de bataille d'Iéna et d'Awerstaedt. Plan des environs de Vienne. Plan du champ de bataille de Waterloo. In-Folio Relié. Etat d'usage. 2ème plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 944.05-Premier Empire, 1804-1815 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aus dem Memoiren eines Russen.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1855-1859. - 4 Bde. VIII, 258 SS. VIII, 192 SS. VIII, 250 SS. VIII, 304 SS. Bedr. Originalbroschuren. 8vo. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Erinnerungen, "persönliches Bekenntnis, Zeitgeschichte und politisches Testament in einem, von Anfang an als Kampfschrift gedacht" (KLL I, 2001). - Bindung stellenweise gelockert, der dritte Band innen etwas braunfleckig bzw. wasserrandig; sonst schönes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar im orignalen Auslieferungszustand. Stammhammer I, 104. Steinbrink 181, 6. Cat. Russica H 702-705. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Edition : PARIS, DELAGRAVE, 1859 - Supplément de Musée des familles. Lectures du soir - Porte en tête : Musée des familles. Complément - Reliure de 7 années consécutives de la revue, 83 numéros de octobre 1853 à septembre 1860 (il manque une seule livraison, février 1854) - 554 pages, 75 gravures de modes en couleurs sont présentes sur les 84 - Seuls défauts à signaler : Une fente sur une gravuyre de janvier 1859, une page de texte déchirée avec manque sur la livraison de janvier 1859 - Le reste en très bon état, très rares petites rousseurs - La revue a paru de 1850 à 1877 - Demi-reliure cuir rouge, dos lisse orné, légèrement frottée 554 pages, 83 livraisons, 28 cm, relié. Bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FRASER RIVER GOLD RUSH & GADSDEN PURCHASE]. [Important Autograph Letter Signed from Samuel Ten Eyck to O.B. Throop, giving a Description of Guaymas, Mexico, his Impressions of Mexicans, and Briefly Relating his Experiences During the Fraser River Gold Rush].

      Guayamas 1859 - Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico: April 27th, 1859. On a folded double quarto leaf. [4] pp. Brown ink on bluish paper. Blind stamp of a papermaker (Rolland Freres, Bordeaux) in the upper left corner. Housed in a later custom made blue quarter morocco clam shell box with gilt lettered spine. Old fold marks, otherwise a near fine letter. In this letter Samuel Ten Eyck writes to his friend, Origin B. Throop, back home in Schoharie, New York, offering a description of the Mexican port city of Guaymas, Sonora, giving his assessment of Mexican attitudes toward Americans, and describing his experiences in the Fraser River Gold Rush. Samuel Ten Eyck came from a prominent family in New York's Schoharie County. He left Schoharie in the early 1850s, went to California in search of gold, took part in the Fraser River Gold Rush in British Columbia of 1858-1859, and then arrived in Guaymas, Mexico in the spring of 1859. He apparently went to Sonora in anticipation of that state and the surrounding Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa being annexed to the United States. The Gadsen Purchase Treaty, ratified in 1854, brought a part of northern Sonora into the United States, and there appears to have been some agitation for the United States to take more territory in the region. Such a thing did not occur, and it is unknown for how long Ten Eyck stayed in Guaymas waiting for it to happen, or where his travels took him next. The letter begins by Ten Eyck asking Throop to make discreet inquiries to some of his friends as to why they have not corresponded with him. "I suppose you will be astonished to learn I am in this God-forsaken country. I must confess, I am astonished to find myself here, but here I am and what is still more pleasant, have a mighty fine prospect of, as it is termed in California, making my pile. I have been here but a month. On my arrival I found the country all excitement, and a revolution going on in the three states, 'Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa,' they being, I think, the tail end of creation, but they are full of silver mines and in saying that I say all that can be said in their favour. The Mexicans are the most hostile people in the world and think no more of killing an American than of taking a drink and as this is the scene of Walker's exploits and also where the unfortunate H.A. Crabb & followers were massacred, I am obliged to keep a pretty sharp look out. The women, however, are very kind & affectionate, and in case of difficulty invariably give you a warning and find a place of concealment for you. At least I have found it so on two occasions. Guaymas, the seaport of Sonora & an old city, contains perhaps eight thousand inhabitants and being an earthquake country the houses are but one story high and mostly built of adoby [sic], which is the building material of mostly all houses in Mexico and on entering one is reminded more of a large brickyard than of a large city. I would not have come here but that the three states above named will without doubt be annexed to the U.S. - if so your humble servant is all right. I have had five years experience in California and any chance that may offer here I am on hand, in fact the pioneer." Ten Eyck also briefly describes his experiences in British Columbia during the recent Fraser River Gold Rush: "It is as hot as blazes [in Guaymas]. I feel it more perhaps than others just having come from a northern country, as the year past I have been at Vancouver's Island & British Columbia. You of course heard of the Fraser River excitement. I was almost the first of the many thousands that rushed to that cold country. It did not prove as profitable as was anticipated, still it paid me very well, as I was able after nine months hard work to leave with a five hundred more than I took with me." A very interesting important letter, with provocative views on Mexico and a bit of information on one American's experiences in the Fraser River Gold Rush. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CRONICA DE LA GUERRA DE AFRICA. Ilustrada con láminas por D. JOSE VALLEJO

      - Madrid, Imp. V. Matute y B. Compagni, 1859, folio holandesa, 62 págs.+ 1 h.+269 págs.+ 1 h. + 40 láminas litográficas

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        Beglückwunschungs-Adresse der k. Stadt Znaim [zum "fünfzigjährigen Dienst-Jubiläum" Kempen von Fichtenstamms].

      Znaim, 1. V. 1859. - Dt., kalligraph. Handschrift in schwarz und gold auf Papier. (6) SS. auf 2 Doppelbögen, locker auf Seidenband geheftet und eingehängt in goldgepr. karminroter Samtmappe mit Goldfiletenauflage und weißem Moiréebezug an den Innendeckeln. Rote Seidenbindebänder. Folio. "Ein halbes Seculum ist an dem heutigen Tage in den Strom der Vergangenheit gesunken, an welchem Euer Excellenz die erste Stuffe in der gloreichen k. k. Armee betraten. Die ausgezeichneten und hervorragenden Eigenschaften, welche Euer Excellenz im Laufe dieser Fünfzig Jahre als Held und Staatsmann dem Vaterlande, und unserem angestammten Landesfürsten und Herrn in den schwierigsten Verhältnissen mit unermüdeten Eifer zum Opfer brachten, und die Euer Excellenz eine der höchsten militärischen und Civil- Staatswürden erreichen liessen, erschienen als Anerkennung der hohen Verdienste im schönsten Lichte [.] Erlauben daher Euer Excellenz, dass auch die Repraesentanz der aller Zeit getreuen k. Stadt Znaim, welche sich so vielfacher Beweise der huldvollen Berücksichtigung Euer Excellenz erfreut, ihre ungeheuchelten Glückwünsche zu dieser so seltenen Feier darbringet [.]". Unterzeichnet vom Bürgermeister von Znaim, Anton Glasner, den Stadträten, dem Sekretär und allen Ausschussmitgliedern. - J. F. Kempen von Fichtenstamm (1793-1863) war am 5. Mai 1809 als Fähnrich ins Infanterieregiment Graf Bellegarde Nr. 44 eingetreten. Als er 1836 zum Obersten befördert wurde, "steigerte die taktische Ausbildung seines Regiments zu einer solchen Höhe, daß dasselbe bald als Musterregiment in der Armee galt [.] 1848 commandirte er bei Beginn des ungarischen Feldzuges eine Division im Corps des Banus, machte die Erstürmung der St. Marxer-Linie und das Treffen bei Schwechat mit, wurde am 5. November zum Feldmarschalllieutenant befördert und übernahm das Districtscommando von Preßburg [.]. Ende 1849 wurde Kempen zur Organisirung der gesammten Landesgendarmerie berufen. Gleichzeitig [wurde er] zum Generalinspector der Gendarmerie ernannt, [wo] sich das oft dargethane Organisationstalent in derart eminenter Weise [bewährte], daß innerhalb denkbar geringster Zeit dieses ebenso wichtige als wohlthätige Institut, in allen Theilen gegliedert, seine Wirksamkeit in den Provinzen der Monarchie entfalten konnte. Seine Majestät der Kaiser lohnte diese ausgezeichneten Verdienste [.] durch die Verleihung der geheimen Rathswürde, 1852 durch den Orden der eisernen Krone I. Classe, welcher Verleihung statutenmäßig im J. 1854 die Erhebung in den Freiherrnstand folgte, und 1859 durch das Großkreuz des Leopold-Ordens. Kempen trat am 21. August 1859 als Feldzeugmeister in den Ruhestand. Aber auch auf anderen Gebieten als auf jenem seines ernsten Berufes begegnen wir dem erfolgreichen Wirken Kempen's. So verdankt die Neustädter Akademie seinen Bemühungen und Anregungen das im J. 1855 hergestellte Kinsky-Denkmal; Znaim und Iglau verdanken ihm die Errichtung humanistischer Wohlthätigkeitsanstalten, zweckmäßiger Bauten, freundlicher Anlagen und schöner Plätze; die Stadt Iglau errichtete ihm selbst ein Denkmal im Stadtparke; viele Städte wie Wien, Erlau, Debreczin verliehen ihm das Ehrenbürgerrecht" (ADB LI, 100f.). - Die Filetenauflage der Deckel an drei Stellen etwas abgeplatzt, das prachtvolle Dedikationsstück ansonsten tadellos erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Ex Typis Francisci Ferrante, Neapoli 1859 - RO40169537: 4 tomes d'env. 700 pages chacun et 1 tome de 369 pages. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Epidermures sur le dos du tome II. Editio Prima Neapolitana, Corrector Aliis et Auctior Multiplici Indice. Tripartitum Pluribus et Exquisitis Argumentis in Singula Evangelia Dominicarum, et Festorum Totius Anni, Instructum Omnibus Verbi Dei Ecclesiastis Utilissimum. Pars Prima, Dominicas Hyemales Complectens. Pars Secunda, Dominicas Aestivales Complectens. Pars Tertia, De Festis Sanctirum Totius Anni. Conciones Funebres et Nuptiales. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine long Autograph Letter Signed in French with translation, to her governess Mme. Rollande ('Rollet'), (Maud Mary, 1843-1878, Princess, Daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & mother of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia)

      1859 - sending her "A thousand thanks for the dear letter I received two or three days ago. I . never forget what I owe to you . my time has been very full getting ready for yesterday the 10th, dear Papa and Mama's wedding anniversary, and as three of us were away we tried to do all we could to make our dear Parents forget that some of us were absent. I made them a drawing to go with Schiller's fine piece 'The Bell' which I learnt . We also played a quintett together, Helena, Louise and myself on the piano, Arthur on the drum, and Leopold on the triangle . In the evening there was a big concert in St. George's Hall . I have not put your request myself to Grandmama", The Duchess of Kent, "as I do not believe she likes these questions coming from me, but if you write to Sir George Cowper I am sure she will be only too happy to do it . All my letters to you are written by me alone and I am sure I make plenty of mistakes, but I beg you not to let anyone see them. The Archbishop was here the day before yesterday and came to see us with Papa and the Dean, but I have not passed my examination probably not until we go back to London after our return from Osborne in March; I hope I will answer well but I am sure I will make a lot of mistakes. - We keep getting excellent news of our dear Vicky and her little son", the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, "As the post leaves for Rome tomorrow morning and as we can only write by messenger to Bertie", the Prince of Wales, who was visiting Italy and Spain, "once a fortnight and it is already late I will say goodbye with . a thousand affectionate wishes. Always your grateful and devoted pupil", 8 sides 8vo with embossed edges and a wavy frame of red and green, Windsor Castle, 11th February With Vicky married and Bertie away, organising family celebrations fell on Alice, now nearly 16. She nursed Prince Albert in his last illness, the soldiers in Germany in the wars of 1866 and 1870, and her own husband and daughters in 1878 before succumbing to diphtheria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes? Geographischer Anstalt über wichtige neue erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie. 1855 à 1896, 1898, 1899. 44 premières années.

      - Suppléments dans les volumes 1859 à 1877,(n° 1 à 52), suppléments n° 61 à 70 reliés en 1 volume séparé, l?année 1898 est en fascicules et le fascicule 8 manque.1855-1862 et l?année 1890, reliures en percaline de l?éditeur, encadrement à froid et titre doré sur le plat supérieur, titre doré au dos, année 1859, charnière et coiffe supérieurs abimés, année 1857, tache sur le plat supérieur. 1863 à 1880 reliés demi cuir, titre et ornementations dorés au dos, plats papier marbré, tranches marbrées, reliures de l?époque, année 1867 coiffe supérieure abimée, cuir frotté par endroit, 1881 à 1889, reliés demi toile brun clair, étiquette de titre au dos noir. 1891 à 1896, reliés demi toile, étiquette de titre manuscrite et étiquette de cotation au dos, cachet de bibliothèque à tous les volumes.Il manque une planche (pl.1.) dans le volume 1861, et une planche (pl.11), dans le volume 1872, dans celui de 1863 il y a une planche supplémentaire. Au total la série contient 943 planches, principalement des cartes géographiques.

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: A History, accompanied by Figures and Dissections, of the Algae of the British Isles (Four Volume Set)

      London: Bradbury and Evans. (1859-1860). First. First edition. Four volumes. Octavos. Four engraved additional titles each with a nature-printed vignette in color, 220 nature-printed plates in color, one hand-colored plate, and one plate in black and white. Complete. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate of Jonathan Rashleigh of Menabilly on the front pastedowns. The joints have been professionally repaired, light scattered foxing (less than usual), very good. Volumes 1 and 2 are Signed and dated in pencil by American poet Edward Dahlberg on the front fly leaves (Dublin, 1964), with his very light scattered pencil annotations in the margins. A masterpiece of color printing, achieved by embedding the plant into lead plates which were subsequently inked and printed in one or more colors. A handsome set from the library at Menabilly, the Rashleigh family seat in Cornwall. The estate was restored by the author Daphne du Maurier, who lived there during the second world war. .

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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. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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      Paris, Fimrin Didot, 1859.** - Relié, demi-maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos orné de fil. fleurisse doré et titre doré, dos à nerfs (4), dos jauni, 2 frontispices, page de garde marbré, 14,5x23cm, s.p. (+/-1026pp)(37), illustré n/b. Texte français/ italienne. Précédés d'un essai sur la gravure sur bois par Firmin Didot. Illustré avec 513 planches hors-texte de costumes. 2000 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo.

      Firmin-Didot,, Paris, 1859 - Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. 9 + 513 tavole incise raffiguranti personaggi in costume + pp. 18 e 20 d'indici. Ogni tavola racchiusa da elegante cornice ed accompagnata da una pagina di testo con la spiegazione del soggetto. Solida ed elegante legatura di coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Rade fioriture, ma ottima conservazione. Manca (come quasi sempre accade) l'allegato opuscolo sull'origine dell'incisione xilografica annunciato dal frontespizio. Bell'edizione ottocentesca di questa classica opera che illustra e descrive i costumi e gli abiti di tutti i popoli del mondo. Cfr. Colas II, 2980. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die vorzüglichsten Rüstungen und Waffen der k.k. Ambraser Sammlung in Original Photographien von Andreas Grull. . Mit historischem u. beschreibendem Text von Dr. Ed. Freih. v. Sacken. Bd. 1: Deutsche Fürsten und Herren; 88 S. Text mit 72 Salzpapierabzügen auf. Taf.; Bd. 2: Italiener, Spanier und einzelne Waffenstücke; 6 Bl., 69 S. Text mit 33 Salzpapier- und 23 Albuminabzügen auf Tafeln.

      Braumüller., Wien. 1859 - 2 Bände. Wien. Braumüller. 1859-62. 32 x 37 cm. Späteres Kunstleinen mit aufkaschiertem Originaltitel. Komplettes Ex. des außerordentlich seltenen Werkes. In gutem Zustand. Bei Band. 2 Text scheinbar in der Reihenfolge des Erscheinens und nicht nach Paginierung eingebunden. Eine der ersten österreichischen Buchpublikationen, die mittels Fotografien illustriert wurde. Andreas Groll gehört zu den Pionieren der Fotografie in Österreich. Komplettes Ex. des außerordentlich seltenen Werkes. In gutem Zustand. Bei Band. 2 Text scheinbar in der Reihenfolge des Erscheinens und nicht nach Paginierung eingebunden. Späteres Kunstleinen mit aufkaschiertem Originaltitel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löwenstein]
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        Adam Bede.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood And Sons, 1859. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 325; 3 p.l., 374; 3 p.l., 333 + [12]ads. complete with half-titles. Untrimmed in original cloth, recased with new endpapers (extremities trifle frayed). First Edition of Eliot&#146;s first novel. Sadleir 812. Parrish p. 12. NCBEL III 900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages

      Furne et Cie 1859 - 4 volumes grand in-8 relié demi chagrin roug, dos à nerfs, caissons, les deux premiers volumes contiennent le voyage autour du monde de Dumont-d'Urville. Le troisième Alcide d'Orbigny : voyage dans les deux Amériques. Puis un volume pour Eyriès et A Jacobs : voyage en Asie et en Afrique. [2]-XI-[1]-550-[1]; [2]-542-[1]; [2]-IV-614 et [2]-IV-692 pages, frontispices, illustré de hors-texte, cartes repliées ; rousseurs sur certaines des planches dépliantes, en début et fin d'ouvrage, intérieur frais, beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      LACOMBE 1859 - R320009658: 576 + 608 + 644 + 608 + 623 pages - Plats intérieurs marbrés - TRanches rosés - 5 volumes illustrés chacun d'un frontispice . Héloïse - La Reine de Navarre - Louise Labé - Mademoiselle de Scudéri - Madame de la Fayette - Mademae de Villedieu - Mademoiselle Descartes - Madame d'Aulnoy - Madame Durand - Madame de Tencin - Mademoiselle de Lussan - Madame de Staal - Madame de Grafigny - Madame de Villeneuve etc. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 809-Histoire, littérature [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Black and Armstrong nd circa 1850s 8vo Soft wrappered copy. pp. 554. Lacks front wrapper. Chipped and slightly creased back pages. Thomas Hardy&#39;s copy. Signed but partially erased. Signed again at end of Aeneid book two "T Hardy Octo 1859" Noted above in pencil "I have finished the 2nd book x" There are numerous pencil crosses throughout the first two books of the Aeneid and several pages in book one with pen and pencil annotation in Hardy&#39;s hand. Contained in a purpose made slip case with receipts and letters from the Hardy Scholar C.J.P Beatty. This copy was unknown for round 50 years. Virgils Aeneid influenced Hardy&#39;s Poetry and also his first novel Desperate remedies, a character is named Aeneas Marston.. This book belonged to Hardy when he was 19 years old. Millgate suggests that much of Hardy&#39;s annotation in the classic books is possibly later but it appears from this copy that Hardy was working through translating the Aeneid from latin at a fairly slow pace and as there is no annotation after Chapter 2 perhaps he found it too hard going

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