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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA.

      - Barcelona: Imp. de Tomás Gorchs, 1859, 32x45, 2 tomos: I- XIX,430 págs. 7 láminas grabadas al acero incluyendo el frontis con el retrato de Cervantes. II- IX,469 págs. 7 láminas incluyendo el mapa del viaje de Don Quijote y sitios de sus aventuras. Todas pintadas por reconocidos artistas como Luis de Madrazo, B. Montañes, C. Lorenzale, Murillo, C. L. Ribera, M. Fluyxench, L. Ferrant, R. Marti. Grabadas a su vez por, P. Hortigosa, Estevanillo, A. Roca, A. Fatjó. Preciosa edición, de un gran valor artístico con magníficas letras capitulares con diferentes escenas, y dos grandes cabeceras al principio de cada uno de los tomos. Gran valor tipográfico, impreso en letras grandes en gran papel con amplios márgenes. Encuadernación sólida en holandesa de la época con la lomera en piel bien conservada, con nervios, hierros en lomera, puntas en pergamino, los planos en tela con alguna rozadura y manchita. (52258).

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

      Stringer & Townsend, New York 1859 - Blind stamped red cloth with a magnificent gilt stamped depiction of fish in a stream. Gilt title to full length of spine. Soiling to the covers. Endpapers and paste downs are moderately foxed. Beautiful coloured tissue guarded frontispiece depicting 24 coloured flies ( index identifies all the flies) 1 small drawing, 3 tables describing depths, baits, tackle, weights, etc. 86 pages. Former owner signatures in pencil on the prelims. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

      1859 - [signed by Meredith] A History of Father and Son. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Original blind-stamped greenish-brown cloth. First Edition of Meredith's first full-length novel (preceded only by a volume of verse and two single-volume burlesques). FEVEREL is the tough tale of a father's "system" of raising his son, developed not so much out of concern for his son as out of revenge for the wife who had left him. Meredith wrote FEVEREL during the stressful years of the disintegration of his own marriage to Mary Ellen Peacock (daughter of Thomas Love Peacock). In 1858, in fact, she had left him for another man, whose child she bore while still Meredith's legal wife (she died of renal dropsy in 1861).~FEVEREL was a complete failure upon publication. Periodical reviewers made such comments as "This 'Ordeal' is about as painful a book as any reader ever felt himself compelled to read through.", and suggested that proper matrons would be well-advised to avoid it. Complaints about the novel's "low ethical tone" prompted Mudie's Library to refuse to circulate the 300 copies it had bought, guaranteeing the book's demise (though FEVEREL's reception was much better in other countries); a second edition, revised, was not published until 1878.~This is a very good set. Most of the delicate (original pale yellow) endpapers are cracked, but the volumes remain tight; other than the endpapers, there is little wear other than minor wear at the extremities (one corner bears a discreet repair). We find FEVEREL to be quite scarce today, especially in original cloth: for an author's failed first novel that subsequently became his best-known work, one cannot expect much better condition than this. Housed in an open-backed cloth slipcase. Collie IIIa (citing primrose endpapers -- but every set we have had has had pale yellow endpapers); Sadleir 1701 (including Vol III ads dated July 1859, whereas this copy has no ads), and pp 380-381 (listing FEVEREL as fourth in Meredith scarcity and saying "Few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than those numbered 1 to 4"); Carter BV pp 138-9 (binding "A", the primary one). Provenance (in addition to below): Michael Sadleir (bookplate in each volume); also, loosely inserted is the 1948 shipping label from B. H. Blackwell to the current owner of this set. Housed in an open-backed cloth case.~The front free endpaper of Vol I is SIGNED IN FULL BY GEORGE MEREDITH; just above his name is the additional name Alice Mary Gordon (this appears to be in his hand as well, but it is possible that name is in her own hand). Alice Brandreth first met Meredith in 1867, when she was thirteen -- visiting his home at Box Hill with her three-years-older cousin Jim Gordon, who was part of the Box Hill Gordon family (which later would introduce Robert Louis Stevenson to Meredith). She would marry Gordon ten years later, but by then she had come to know Meredith well -- so much so that she was the model for Cecilia Halkett in his novel BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER (1876), where Meredith describes her as~the handsomest girl, English style, of her time. One can't call her a girl, and it won't do to say Goddess, and queen and charmer are out of the question, though she's both, and angel into the bargain."~In 1919, as Lady Butcher, Alice would write MEMORIES OF GEORGE MEREDITH, which still today is highly regarded as a source book on Meredith's life. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mapa de la Republica de Nicaragua

      G. Kraetzer, New York 1859 - Three inset maps appear in the upper right of the map depicting various towns., Size : 575x735 (mm), 22.625x28.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

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        El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha, compuesto por. (Primera y Segunda parte)

      - [EDICION DE LUJO].- Barcelona: Imp. de Tomás Gorchs, Editor, 1859.- 2 VOLS. (XIX,430 p.; IX,469 p.): El tomo 1º con 7 láminas a pleno folio grabadas al acero, la primera de ellas in frontis con el retrato de Cervantes, y el Tomo 2º con 7 láminas a pleno folio grabadas al acero, la primera de ellas in frontis y la última con el mapa del viaje de D. Quijote y sitios de sus aventuras. Todas pintadas por reconocidos artistas como Luis de Madrazo, B. Montañes, C. Lorenzale, Murillo, C. L. Ribera, M. Fluyxench, L. Ferrant, R. Marti. Grabadas a su vez por, P. Hortigosa, Estevanillo, A. Roca, A. Fatjó. Preciosas letras capitulares grabadas en madera por Mullor, Estevanillo Branguli, Martínez, Carnicero, Moragas, Gironell, etc.: in Gran Folio (43 x 31,5 cm.); Esmerada impresión en letra grande y gran papel con amplios márgenes; Encuadernación artística en Plena Piel pasta antigua, ruedas doradas en ambas tapas o planos, lomo cuajado en oro con tejuelo rojo y 5 finos nervios y filetes dorados, cortes dorados con motivos florales, guardas en papel de aguas en tonos granates. Ejecutada magistramente por el encuadernador inglés "W. HELLER, bookbinder".- ESTADO: Tomo 1º. Encuadernación con pequeños roces restaurados y en la tapa anterior, junto al lomo, pequeña grieta en cabeza y pie, las dos últimas hojas con un mínimo ribete de humedad en el ángulo superior externo. Tomo 2º. Encuadernación con pequeños roces restaurados y en la tapa anterior, junto al lomo, pequeña grieta en cabeza, en la tapa posterior tiene un injerto de piel en el margen externo muy bien hecho, las 7 últimas hojas incluyendo el mapa e índices, tienen una mancha de humedad que empieza por la última y va en disminución hasta desaparecer. PERO EN CONJUNTO LA OBRA SE ENCUENTRA EN UN ESTADO EXCELENTE. Según D. Juan Suñe (Bib. Crítica de Ediciones del Quijote, 147), esta edición monumental, que honra a las prensas catalanas, la más suntuosa y la de mayor lujo de cuantas hasta entonces se habían publicado, impresa en magnífico papel, anchos márgenes y tipos hermosos y clarísimos, es de gran valor tipográfico y literario. Y segun D. Gabriel-Martín del Río y Rico (Catálogo Bibliográfico de las Sección de Carvantes de la Biblioteca Nacional, 150), la carta geográfica está delineada por D. M. A. Rodríguez, según las observaciones históricas de D. J. Antonio Pellicer. Por las láminas y la belleza de la parte tipográfica, es ésta una exquisita edición de lujo, avalorada, además, en su parte literaria por lo bien corregido y depurado de su texto. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins.

      Barlatier-Feissat Et Demonchy 1859 - In-4 ( 335 X 255 mm ) de 547 pages, demi-percaline vert sapin à la bradel, dos lisse janséniste. 21 planches hors-texte lithographiées par SUSINI et coloriées avec soins, la planche du " Cygne de Bewick " absente dans la plupart des exemplaires est ici bien présente. Très bel exemplaire, très pur, quelques très rares rousseurs en marge de certaines planches. Condition rare. Regionalisme provence faune oiseaux ornithologie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bertrams

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing bound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, spines lined, lettered, and dated in gilt, boards lined in gilt, and the top edge of each closed page block gilded as well (some rubbing to the spine extremities and board corners, a touch of surface rubbing to Volume I's spine). Ranked by Sadleir as one of Trollope's scarcest works, surviving copies, when found, tend to turn up rebound, as is this copy. As Sadleir states: "This is a curiously uncommon book; and apart from its actual infrequency in any form it is particularly difficult to get in fine state, as the cloth dulled quickly and faded." According to Sadleir, the initial printing of the novel was "...not large, was clearly taken up quickly, and mainly by the libraries." As the novel did not sell well, and demand faded for it quickly, Sadleir believes that the publisher pulped its remaining three-volume quires to make way for a cheaper single-volume edition "...with the result that first editions of "The Bertrams" are extremely scarce, because the greater part of those produced were 'read to pieces'...." and the remaining quires were, presumably, pulped. A Very Good copy of a scarce Trollope triple-decker novel.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        1859 - 1860 HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review and Magazine for Jewish Literature: The journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical

      London 1859 - On offer the famed HEBREW PERIODICAL: HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review, and Magazine for Jewish Literature. HaMasaef was the journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical New Series; Vol. 1, No. 1 - 48. London, 1859-1860. (i.e., October 1859 to September 1860.) 8vo. An extended run of 48 numbered issues bound in one volume. Individual issues in VERY GOOD condition, original boards, loose and shaken, spine replaced with crude tape. VERY RARE. Copac records only the British Library copy which contains only the first 10 issues [Ref: "Hameasef Breakthrough in Hebrew Periodical Literature: the History, Way and Essence of the First Modern Hebrew Periodical," Hadoar, 79]. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life And Times Of Carey, Marshman And Ward. Embracing The History Of The Serampore Mission - In 2 volumes

      Longman, Brown, Green et al , London 1859 - Two volumes 8vo. Bound in the original brown cloth decorated in blind. the cloth is rubbed and a little worn - a good set of a fairly uncommon work. Volume 1. pp.xxvi, 511, publisher's catalogue 24pp. Volume 2. pp.xiii, Errata Slip for both volumes, 527.(1) Rev. Dr.William Carey (1761-1834) studied Greek, Latin and Hebrew under great privations; joined in forming a Baptist missionary society in Kettering in 1792; sent out as their first missionary to Bengal in 1794; superintendent of an indigo factory in the Malda district for five years; being prevented from forming a missionary society in British territory by the East India Company he and others established a mission in Serampore under the protection of the Danish Governor, Colonel Bie; there he translated the Bible into Bengali and printed it, and it was later translated into 26 other languages; Carey also published many dictionaries and grammars; edited the Ramayana and Roxburgh's Flora Medica. In 1801 he was appointed Professor of Sanskrit, Bengali and Mahratti at Fort William and in 1805 founded the Bow Bazar Mission Chapel in Calcutta; in 1807 he was made a DD by Brown University; d. Serampore June 9 1834. (2)Rev Joshua Marshman (1768-1837)apprenticed to a bookseller and read unceasingly; master of a Baptist school 1794-99; and then went out to the newly established Baptist mission in Bengal; he studied Chinese and devoted much time to native education; made a DD of Brown University 1811; in 1818 along with his son he issued the first Bengali weekly newspaper, the Samachar Darpan and built the Serampur College at a cost of £30,000. Besides Chinese he worked at Sanskrit and the Bengal vernaculars; d. Serampore Dec. 5, 1837. (3) Rev. William Ward (1769-1823). Apprenticed to a printer and later edited several English provincial newspapers; baptized in Hull 1796; sent to India in 1799 with Joshua Marshman; beside preaching, Ward oversaw printing and set the type for the translation of the New Testament into Bengali; he printed translations of the Scriptures in more than 20 languages; the press was burnt in 1812 but reestablished; died of cholera in Serampore March 7, 1823. Wrote " History, Literature and Mythology of the Hindus " (1811) a " Memoir of Krishna-Pal, the first Hindu Convert in Bengal " (1823). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TIV GITTEN [THE DEPTH OF DIVORCE] & YAD EPHRAYIM [THE HAND OF EFRIAM]

      Schrenzel, Lemburg [Lvov] Poland 1859 - On offer: two books by separate authors in one binding bound together. Both books deal with the Jewish laws of divorce. The first book is called Tiv Gittin - The Depth of Divorce (loosely translated), an important book used to this day by Rabbis who serve on Jewish courts and issue Jewish divorces. Research suggests the author is Hayyim Joseph Gottlieb of Stropkov [also known as the Stropkover Rov]. The 2nd book is called Yad Efrayim - The Hand of Ephrayim, authored by early 19th century, Galician Rabbi Efrayim Zalman Margolis. It lists every Hebrew name he could think of, and their accurate Hebrew spelling [a Jewish divorce must be written accurately and precisely on behalf of the parties involved. If their names are inaccurately spelled the divorce is problematic. There are many Jewish, Yiddish, German, Spanish, names whose Hebrew spelling is difficult to determine and hence the purpose of this book.] Covers are rough but overall G. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror. New Series. Volumes I-III. June 1859 to December 1860.

      Published By Bro. Henry George Warren, London 1859 - Volumes I and II are in good condition. Volume III is in fair condition only, with quite heavy old black mould stains to the rear endpaper and the margins of the lower corners of the final 27 leaves. The text is still complete and readable. Volume III also has dampstains and brown tide-marks to the lower quarter of the last 20 leaves, and damp stains and chipping to the marbled paper on the rear board. Volume III has the wrong title page, it has another copy of the title page that was issued for Volume II instead of the proper title page for Volume III. Volume I has damage to the blank margin of the frontis (a long tear with an old paper repair on verso). Quite heavy foxing to frontis of Volume I. Volumes I and II have heavy foxing to the endpapers. Volume I has two detached leaves, pp. 29-32. The leather spines to all volumes have moderate to quite heavy rubbing and scuffing. There is a 1 1/2" split at the top of the rear joint on Volume III, and a 3/4" split to the leather near the tail of the rear joint. The leather joints on Volumes I and II are in good condition with no tears or splits to the leather.; Three volumes. Half-calf and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 278 x 206mm. Volume I (New Series): viii, 512 pages + frontispiece. Volume II (New Series): viii, 512 pages. Volume III: viii, 512 pages.; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Honoré de Balzac.

      Poulet-Malassis |& De Broise 1859 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19cm, relié. - Première édition française en partie originale et postérieure d'un an à l'originale, un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline cerise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin noir frottée, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jules Pelletier, secrétaire général du ministère d'Etat auquel Gautier prêta sa plume. Il l'en remercia en intercédant auprès de l'Empereur qui le fit nommer Officier de la Légion d'Honneur le 7 août 1858. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, du portrait de H. de Balzac tiré sur Chine et gravé à l'eau forte par E. Hédouin ainsi que de ses 3 fac-similés autographes (qui manquent souvent selon Clouzot). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ALS ("J. Ericsson").

      No place, 22. III. 1859. - 4to. 1 p. To a gentleman: "My Dear Sir: The anticipated breaking of frank's main leer, through the runner, has come and came, as unfortunately must, in every engine doing any thing like maximum work. I am induced to ask what action Msrs. Clute have taken in the matter. You remember my letter of the 13th March, which I sent to you and in which I urged it as an imperative necessity for Msrs. Clute to put wrought levers on the cast rack shafts in every engine cast in the manner complained of? I hope Mrs. Clute, in the face of my letter, has not sent down a new batch of engines without doing what they expressed themselves willing to do. Should the matter have been neglected, then order them at once to send your wrought iron main levers as fast as they can make them and let Banks turn the rack and put the levers online." - In a lengthy postscript, he continues: "Frank's engine is being pushed at Delmatins (?) with all possible speed but quadruple work has been done to which was expected. The engine appears to have been kept at white heat for hours as the vessel in the supply picture was completely burnt out." - The Swedish-born engineer Ericsson made numerous changes to the steam engine. By 1859, Ericsson was working on war ships, and by 1862 he designed and built his famous ship, "The Monitor", inaugurating a new era in warfare by creating vessels capable of launching torpedoes. A superb, scientific letter.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        KUNST, KUPFERSTICHE ZU RESTAURIREN UND FLECKEN AUS PAPIER ZU ENTFERNEN.|DIE

      Quedlinburg: G. Basse, 1859. contemporary quarter brown calf with red cloth, top edge gilt. small 8vo. contemporary quarter brown calf with red cloth, top edge gilt. iv, 104 pages. Eine Anweisung, schadhafte und beschmutzte Kupferstiche, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle u. von Flecken zu befreien, zu bleichen, zu entfärben, auszubessern und aufzubewahren, sowie Flecken aller Art aus Papier, Pergament, gedruckten Büchern, Papp- und Papierarbeiten u. auf das Sauberste und unfehlbar zu entfernen. Ein Hilfsbuch für Kupferstich-Sammler, Bibliothekare, Zeichner, Maler, Buchbinder, Papparbeter u. Nach dem Französichen bearbeitet. First German edition from the 1858 first edition published in Paris. (Mejer 1642). From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted with the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. This copy has been completely interleaved. The former owner has translated the German text to English on five of the preliminary pages and two pages at the end. Loosely inserted in the back is a note in red ink headed "Memo for Cundall." Covers rubbed with wear at head of spine.

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        Guide du Mecanicien Constructeur et Conducteur de Machines Locomotives

      Paris - Librarie Administrative de Paul Dupoint - Librarie Industriale de Lacroix et Baudry 1859 - A set of guides to the mechanical construction and operation of locomotives. The first volume isof text and the second volume is an extensively illustrated atlas with seventy-seven numbered illustrated plates and diagrams. In two volumes complete. In French. In a new edition, revised and augmented. Tables of facts within the text of first volume, several of which fold-out and with a table of plates contained in the Atlas to front of second volume. Louis Le Chatelier (1815 - 1873) was a Frenchengineer who played a major role in French industry. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1834 to 1836, and became a mining engineer. He contributed to the development of a method for extracting alumina from bauxite and the introduction of the Siemens-Martin processes in the steel industry, and the development of rail transport. Friend and collaborator of Eugene Flachat, it is one of the developers of Railways in France. Flachat Eugene (1802 - 1873), was a French civilengineer. He worked on one of the first lines of French railway French fromParis - Le Pecq inaugurated August 28, 1837, then to that of Paris to Rouen (1840-1842). Remembered today for redesigning the Gare Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris in 1851 and Other railroad related projects. A street in Paris is named after him and his name appears on the Eiffel tower . A street in Paris is named After HIM and His name appears on the Eiffel tower. With an ink inscription to front blank of first volume. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, with slight closed tear to second volume andvery slight loss to paper and occasional marks to boards. Hingesstrained to second volume. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the occasional handling mark and occasional slight foxing to plates in second volume and slight loss to one plate, not affecting diagram. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploration - British North America. Papers Relative to the Exploration by Captain Palliser of That Portion of British North America Which Lies Between the Northern Branch of the River Saskatchewan and the Frontier of the United States; And Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains. [With] Further Papers Relative to the Exploration by the Expedition Under Captain Palliser ... Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains, and Thence to the Pacific Ocean. [With]. The Journals, Detailed Reports, and Observations Relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser, of That Portion of British North America, Which, in Latitude, Lies Between the British Boundary Line and the Height of Land or Watershed of the Northern or Frozen Ocean Respectively, and i

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode 1859-1865, 1st Editions. () 64,[7],75,325,[3],5 folding maps. Very good. 4 parts Folio (approximately 32.5 cm. High) Bound in an attractive full morocco binding. Marbled endpapers. 16 maps, plans, sections, etc. Part 1 with 8 maps, plans by John Arrowsmith (including 1 large folding map with routes indicated in colour and 4 hand colour plans, sections) - Part 2 with 3 folding hand coloured maps, plans, and sections by John Arrowsmith and 5 folding hand coloured maps, plans sections, etc by Edward Stanford in Part 4. A few edges in Part 2 have had a bit of paper repair. Scarce in any condition with the rare Part 4 "Index and Maps to Captain Palliser's Reports" issued separately and containing the cornerstone map of western Canada being "A General Map of the Routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, and 1860. A wonderful copy in an attractive modern binding. Peel 217. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. June 1859. Peel 222. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1860. Peel 238. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863. Index and Maps for Part 3 published separately in 1865. the Palliser Expedition, (1857-60), was initiated by John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Geographical Society a plan to travel from the Red River Colony to and through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary. The society expanded the project into a scientific expedition and applied for a grant of £5000 from the imperial government, which was then facing the problem of the future of the Hudson's Bay Company territories. They were to explore the old North West Company canoe route west from Lake Superior, the plains south of the North Saskatchewan River and the southern passes through the Rockies and find badly needed information about them. DR James Hector was appointed geologist and naturalist, Eugene Bourgear botanical collector and John W. Sullivan secretary and astronomical observer. Magnetical observer Lt. Thomas W. Blakiston brought his delicate instruments by way of the Hudson Bay to join them on the prairies. The explorers amassed astronomical, meteorological, geological and magnetic data, and described the country, its fauna and flora, its inhabitants and its "capabilities" for settlement and transportation. They concluded that to establish communications entirely within British territory from the east to Red River would be difficult and costly and that access through American territory was much easier. Although some semi-arid country (which is now known as Palliser's Triangle) stretched across the American border into the prairies of modern Canada, it was surrounded by a fertile belt well suited for stock raising and agriculture. There were deposits of coal and other minerals. The company traversed 6 passes in the southern Rockies. Some of them feasible for a railway (the CPR later built through one of them - the Kicking Horse Pass, named by Hector), but found the mountains further west a formidable obstacle. Taken from the Ourhistory website. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office..

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

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859 - Signed in blue ink and dated May 23, 1930, by then Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lot très interessant de 17 L.A.S : Lettres Autographes Signées. Correspondances entre Ferdinand Bac et la Famille LADAN BOCKAIRY, le Conseil Municipal, Jean Barberie, le notaire Maître André Vienot, La bibliothèque de L'Arsenal, Jean-Vallery-Radot, conser

      1859 - 17 documents (lettres, cartes.) Objets : Sépulture privée, édification d'un mausolé dans la propriété des Colombières à Menton. Reçus des montants des travaux pour la propriétée de Garavan la " Bethsaîda", don d'ouvrages et de lettres à la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal et à la Bibliothèque

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        On A New Form of Telegraph Cable Intended to Reduce the Effects of Inductive Action

      The Philosophical Magazine,, May 1859. Octavo (217 × 137 mm). Contemporary brown wrappers. In a red cloth chemise. An excellent copy. Offprint from the Philosophical Magazine for May 1859. Jonathan Nash Hearder (1809–1879) was a Plymouth electrical engineer who contributed significantly to the development of the induction coil. In 1850 he was consulted on the Atlantic telegraph cable and proposed several improvements. This paper was read at the Plymouth Institution in 1859 and discusses advancements in submarine telegraph cables.

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        Studies on Pascal by the late Alexander Vinet. Translated from the French with an Appendix of Notes, partly taken from the Writings of Lord Bacon and Dr. Chalmers by the Rev. Thomas Smith. FIRST APPEARANCE OF VINET'S PASCAL IN ENGLISH

      T&T Clark Edinburgh 1859 - 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], some light age-marking to title, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, gilt back, yellow endpapers, uncut, backstrip lightly pulled at extreme headband else a remarkably bright, clean copy. First and only edition in English of Vinet's classic study, written whilst Professor of Theology at Lausanne. The work comprises: I. Part of a course of popular lectures on the French moralists, delivered at Basle in 1832-33; II-VII. From a course of lectures on the literature of the seventeenth century, delivered to the Academy of Lausanne in 1844 and 1845; VIII: a review of two works on the Life and Writings of Jacqueline Pascal; IX: a fragment dictated by Vinet on his deathbed; X: a reprint of three articles published in the Semeur in 1843. Extremely scarce, especially in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hunted Down [as published in] The New York Ledger

      New York: R. Bonner,, 1859. Octavo ( 212 × 132 mm). Early twentieth-century dark green half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Contents comprised of cuttings from the New York Ledger neatly inlaid into binder's blanks and with outlines in red ink. Text in only the first third of the book, the remainder of the pages are blank. Frontispiece of editor Robert Bonner taken from the NY Ledger, additional frontispiece depicting "Boz in his study" by Sala, wood engravings throughout. Tiny pencilled numbers to paragraphs. Spine faded, contents lightly tanned. Excellent condition. First appearance of Dickens's only work written specifically for the American market, and his "most important contribution to the detective short story" (Queen's Quorum p. 16). In 1851 an up-and-coming newspaper editor named Robert Bonner, whose portrait appears in this volume, purchased a floundering commercial newspaper. Renaming it The New York Ledger, he changed the paper's focus to literary and domestic matters and began paying large sums for original work by famous authors. This strategy was enormously successful, and by 1880 the paper had more than a million readers. One of Bonner's earliest acquisitions was a short story by Dickens, probably based on the case of the notorious poisoner Thomas Wainewright, whom the author had met following his arrest in 1837. Dickens was paid $1000 for this piece, which ran in the Ledger in three instalments on the 20th and 27th of August and the 3rd of September. This short story is described by Queen's Quorum as "a fascinating tale of realistic detection, still technically rewarding to all students of the genre… the story transforms real life into 'exquisite' Victorian melodrama". The following year the author republished it in his own magazine, Household Words, but it was not published in book form until 1870. This unique copy is comprised of the original clippings from the New York Ledger skilfully inlaid into plain paper and attractively bound in morocco. Copies of this original appearance are rare.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Chapman and Hall 1859 - First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities. [bound with] The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 & [c.1865]. . Two volumes in one. “Tale of Two Cities” first edition, slightly later issue, “Oliver Twist” a “new edition, corrected and revised”. 8vo. viii, (2), 254; viii, 311, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over purple buckram boards, spine with raised bands, red gilt lettered label, all edges and endpapers marbled, the latter with the ticket of the stationers C. Cooper & Co. of Birmingham to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 14 plates by Phiz in the first work, 24 plates by George Cruikshank in the second. Contents generally clean and free of spotting, a very good copy of both works together. Smith, I, 13; this copy presenting the first 5 issue points of the 8 called for. A later, undated edition of Oliver Twist, also bearing the Chapman and Hall imprint, published contemporaneously with the other work.

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        MR. THACKERAY, MR. YATES, And The GARRICK CLUB. The Correspondence and Facts

      London:: Printed for Private Circulation [by Taylor and Greening],. 1859.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 830 & 1083). PRESENTATION copy from the author, INSCRIBED at the top of the t.p., 'Edward Bradley / from the author". 15, [1 (blank)] pp. Binder's blanks at rear of volume.. Late 19th C. 3/4 blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG.. Modest binding wear at extremities. Bookplate. A handsome VG+ copy.. The notorious quarrel between two of England's most popular authors began with Yates' critical review, in Town Talk, of Thackeray's English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. Thackeray, as might be expected, was a bit affronted at what he viewed as a slanderous insult by this fellow member of the Garrick Club; believing much of Yates' information came from club meetings, he took his grievance to the club committee. The committee sided with Thackeray and instructed Yates to apologize; Yates refused & was forcibly barred from club premises, subsequently bringing charges against the club Secretary. Dickens, absent from London as this brouhaha was brewing, returned to find all in full force. He offered to mediate, though primarily siding with Yates, which Thackeray viewed as treachery. The ill feelings between the two did not abate for years, until shortly before Thackeray's death in 1863. Herein Yates recounts the history & evidence of the disagreement, with, not unexpectedly, a bias to his own case. This copy presented to Edward Bradley, presumed to be the Victorian novelist, who wrote under the pen name, Cuthbert M. Bede. Known in Wise facsimiles (cf Todd 425c), the first edition, as here, just twice at auction in the last 30+ years, the last being 1977. A rare piece of Dickensiana; the first time we've ever been able to offer the item.

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        A Tale of Two Cities. In Two Volumes. Volume I

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1859. 8vo. 222 pp., Very Good, Black Embossed Cloth with minor staining, rubbing and edge wear; minimal staining in text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers and FFEPs; minor staining on edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Illustrations from Original Designs by John McLenan.

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        Des Bohémiens et de leur musique en Hongrie.

      - Paris .1859 .A. Bourdillat et Cie Ed. Un volume; In 18 .Demi-basne cotemporaine. Dos à nerfs; Petite déchirure en marge de la page 313, sans gravité. Intérieur trés frais. 348pp; Bel Etat. E. O.

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        Des Bohémiens

      Librairie Nouvelle, Paris 1859 - et de leur musique en Hongrie. In-12 de (2) ff., 348 pp.: demi-percaline marron à la Bradel, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, couverture conservée. Édition originale peu commune. L'ouvrage ne paraître que deux ans plus tard en Allemagne et en Hongrie. Ecrit en français, cet essai devait répandre la légende romatnique selon laquelle la musique magyare est issue de la tradition tzigane. Il n'en demeure pasmoins que Liszt a révélé à l'Europe une musique dont l'influence ne se borna pas à l'auteur lui-même. Agréable exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs comme toujours. Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens, Supplément, II, p. 117.

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

      Poulet Malassis 1859 - Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. French. Bindings are solid and text is clean. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe. B001B3W166 1859-01-01 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GUERRE D' ITALIE. MDCCCLIX. France et Sardaigne.

      S.l.n.d., 1859 - in-folio, pp. 208, elegante leg. in t. p. azzurra con riquadri in oro ai piatti, fregi e tit. oro al d. Con 5 ritratti (Napoleone III, l' Imperatrice Eugenia etc.) e 265 belle inc. xilog. raff. battaglie avvenute in vari campi fra cui Palestro, Lecco, Laveno, Como, Arona, Magenta, Pavia, Milano, Melegnano, Treviglio, Cassano, Trevigliano, Roma, Travagliato, Bergamo, Brescia, Ponti, Lonato, Salò, Solferino, Montichiari, Monzambano, Valeggio, Livorno, Firenze, Mantova, Ferrara, Peschiera, Sommacampagna, Torino, ecc. [211]

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

      1859 - 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 moiré silk. The seal of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph in red wax, and encased in the original 4.5" bronze doré 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La légende des siècles. Première série.

      Michel lévy frères 1859 - - Michel lévy frères, Paris 1859, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (15x23cm), relié. - Edition originale. La publication de La légende des Siècles s'est étalée sur 24 ans, suivant ainsi le rythme d'écriture de l'auteur, les deux premiers volumes ont paru en 1859, les deux suivants en 1877 et le dernier volume en 1883. On trouve rarement réuni de ce fait l'ensemble. Demi chagrin marine. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de filets. Papier de garde marbré bleu et vert. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges, sur un papier bien blanc. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sixth Memoir upon Quantics," extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90

      - First edition of the seminal paper (extracted from the 1859 Philosophical Transactions) in which Arthur Cayley laid "the foundations of non-euclidean geometry" (Pierpont, "Cayley's Definition of Non-Euclidean Geometry," American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 1931, 117). In order to unite 'Metrical Geometry' and 'Projectice Geometry,' Cayley introduced metrics into projective geometry by means of a fixed, embedded conic called the absolute; in other words, he introduced 'imaginary' element to metrical properties. Cayley "he set himself the task of "establishing the notion of distance upon purely descriptive principles." He showed that, with the ordinary idea of distance, it can be rendered projective by reference to the circular points and a line at infinity -- and that the same is true of angles. Not content with this, he suggested a new definition of distance, as the inverse sine or cosine of a certain function of the coordinates; with this definition, the properties usually known as metrical become projective properties, having reference to a certain conic, called by Cayley the Absolute. (The circular points are, analytically, a degenerate conic, so that ordinary Geometry forms a particular case of the above.) He proves that, when the Absolute is an imaginary conic, the Geometry so obtained for two dimensions is spherical Geometry" (Russell, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry). "The fundamental notions in metrical geometry are the distance between two points and the angle between two lines. Replacing the concept of distance by another, also involving "imaginary" elements, Cayley provided the means for unifying Euclidean geometry and the common non-Euclidean geometries into one comprehensive theory" (Bell in Men of Mathematics). CONDITION & DETAILS: Cambridge: The Royal Society, 1859. Extracted from The Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90. Clean, bright, and in near fine condition.

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        Poésie : Sisina. - Le voyage. - L'albatros.

      In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année. 1859 - - In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année., Paris 10 Avril 1859, 16x24,5cm, broché. - Edition pré-originale de ces poèmes qui parurent en 1861 dans la seconde édition, en partie originale, des "Fleurs du mal". Petites taches sur les plats, deux pâles mouillures angulaires affectant en tête tout le corps de l'ouvrage. Revue d'une insigne rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859 - Octavo. Original red cloth, covers blindstamped, spine gilt-lettered, pale yellow endpapers. Red morocco-backed folding case, spine lettered in gilt, by the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Spine very lightly rubbed, inner hinges skilfully repaired, etched title detached, else a very good copy. 32-page publisher's advertisement at end dated November 1859. Etched frontispiece, title and 14 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Contemporary ownership inscription of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall (near Penrith), on front free endpaper and title; engraved bookseller's ticket of Charles Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle, on front pastedown. First edition in book form, first issue, the list of contents with signature "b" and with page 213 misnumbered 113. The novel was published in book form on 21 November 1859. Eckel, p. 90; Smith I:13; Yale/Gimbel A143. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. - True First EditionA Spectacular Copy In Original Green Cloth With 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'].Publisher’s secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original ‘green’ cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the ‘secondary binding’, it’s superlative condition really does justify it’s addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the 'third' issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickens’s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the author’s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens’s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bertrams. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      Chapman and Hall. London 1859 - First edition. Three volumes. Scarce. iv, 335; iv, 344; iv, 331pp. Original brown cloth gilt, rebacked with original spines laid down. Original e/ps retained. Sl. lean to all vols. Cloth rubbed and sl. soiled and label removed from upper bd of vol. III. Pages browned, neat ownership signature to each volume. generally a clean and sound set. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES. Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo di. précédés d’un Essai sur la gravure sur bois par M. Amb. Firmin Didot.

      Firmin Didot,, Paris, 1859 - 2 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 10, (468), 18; (558), 20, leg. t. tela edit. con tit. e fregi impressi a secco e in oro ai piatti e ai d. Con 513 tavv. inc. raffiguranti uomini e donne in costume, accompagnate da una pagina descrittiva dove il testo è incorniciato da bel fregio con racemi e grottesche. Celebre e monumentale trattato sui costumi del vecchio e nuovo Mondo: vi sono raffigurati abiti maschili e femminili di varie epoche e paesi, il primo vol. è interamente dedicato all’Italia. Il Vecellio era pittore allievo di Tiziano, nonché suo nipote. Bell’esempl. [027]

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        Médecine et hygiène des pays chauds et spécialement de l'Algérie et des colonies. Topographie, clomatologie, pathogénie, pathologie, prophylaxie, acclimatement et colonisations. Avec zbe carte de k'Algérie.

      Challamel Ainé,, Paris, 1859 - Paris, Challamel Ainé, (1859). 21,5x14,5 cm. 2 Bl., VIII, 532 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalt. Karte und 7 Textfig. Späterer Halbleinwandband mit Papierrückenschild und marmor. Bezugspapier. (Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Vereinzelte Anstreichungen in Blau. Karte etwas eselsohrig). Avec une grande carte dépliante (cornée). Rousseurs, quelques soulignements en bleu. Späterer Halbleinwandband mit Papierrückenschild und marmor. Bezugspapier.

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        MR. THACKERAY, MR. YATES, And The GARRICK CLUB. The Correspondence and Facts.

      Printed for Private Circulation [by Taylor and Greening],, London: 1859 - The notorious quarrel between two of England's most popular authors began with Yates' critical review, in Town Talk, of Thackeray's English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. Thackeray, as might be expected, was a bit affronted at what he viewed as a slanderous insult by this fellow member of the Garrick Club; believing much of Yates' information came from club meetings, he took his grievance to the club committee. The committee sided with Thackeray and instructed Yates to apologize; Yates refused & was forcibly barred from club premises, subsequently bringing charges against the club Secretary. Dickens, absent from London as this brouhaha was brewing, returned to find all in full force. He offered to mediate, though primarily siding with Yates, which Thackeray viewed as treachery. The ill feelings between the two did not abate for years, until shortly before Thackeray's death in 1863. Herein Yates recounts the history & evidence of the disagreement, with, not unexpectedly, a bias to his own case. This copy presented to Edward Bradley, presumed to be the Victorian novelist, who wrote under the pen name, Cuthbert M. Bede. Known in Wise facsimiles (cf Todd 425c), the first edition, as here, just twice at auction in the last 30+ years, the last being 1977. A rare piece of Dickensiana; the first time we've ever been able to offer the item. Modest binding wear at extremities. Bookplate. A handsome VG+ copy. Late 19th C. 3/4 blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 830 & 1083). PRESENTATION copy from the author, INSCRIBED at the top of the t.p., 'Edward Bradley / from the author". 15, [1 (blank)] pp. Binder's blanks at rear of volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Morphy's Games of Chess and Frère's Problem Tournament

      T W Strong, New York 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 Frère, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Werken.

      - Amsterdam, Wed. G. Hulst van Keulen, 1859 - 1865.3 volumes. Original printed boards (spines damaged). * I. Handleiding tot de kennis van het schip. With 10 folding plates. XXXIII,(1),455 pp.II. Handleiding tot de kennis van het tuig, de masten, zeilen, enz. van het schip; door J.C. Pilaar. 3e druk, aanmerkelijk verbeterd, vermeerderd en geheel omgewerkt door G.P.J. Mossel. With 10 folding plates. XXXVI,535 pp.III. Manoeuvres met zeil- en stoomschepen. Gedeeltelijk naar 'De scheepsbesturing' van J.P.L. Groeneyk. With folding map and 5 folding plates. XXVIII,439 pp.Standard manuel on naval architecture and navigation. - A rare complete set.Cat. NHSM II, p.696. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL POLIZIANO, studi di letteratura (1859) fondata e diretta da GIOSUE' CARDUCCI - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO - , Firenze, Co' tipi di M. Cellini e C., 1859

      - Questa prestigiosa rivista fiorentina è strettamente legata alla crescita culturale ed all'affermazione nel mondo letterario di GIOSUE' CARDUCCI (Valdicastello-Versilia 1835-Bologna 1907) che qui pubblicò alcuni importanti lavori critici che lo misero rapidamente in luce ed ai quali si deve l'offerta da parte del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione (Terenzio Mamiani) della nomina alla cattedra di eloquenza presso la universit? di Bologna. Su questa rivista comparvero poi alcuni suoi scritti interessanti (in particolare vanno citati i sonetti sulla guerra di Indipendenza- sul fascIcolo di aprile - che lo schierarono sull'ideologia repubblicana) Nello stesso 1859 Carducci si sposò con Elvira Menicucci ed ebbe inizio la grande collaborazione con l'editore Barbera. Tutti fascicoli sciolti (15 x 23,5) in buone condizioni (qualche macchiolina) VOLUME PRIMO - gennaio - pp.1-64 Con scritti di Carducci, G. Chiarini, Antonio Gussalli. VOLUME SECONDO - febbraio - pp. 65-128 Con scritti di Carducci, Antonio Gussalli, G, Chiarini (lettere tra P. Giordani e Gussalli), Targioni Tozzetti. VOLUME TERZO - marzo - pp., 129-192 Con scritti di Alessandro Tassoni "Sonetto sopra aI parenti), Carteggio P. Giordani-Fornaciari, Lezione di R. Fornaciari. VOLUME QUARTO - aprile - pp. 193-256 Scritti di F. Pelosini, R. Fornaciari, G. Carducci, Montanari, Felice Tribolati, Targioni Tozzetti. VOLUME QUINTO - maggio - pp. 257-320 Scritti di Pelosini, F. Tribolati, Eugenio Branchi, G. Puccianti, G, CARDUCCI "Sonetti sulla guerra di indipendenza italiana", G. Procacci, L. Biamonti, F.C.Buonamici, Targioni Tozzetti- MANCA IL VOLUME SESTO (giugno) con il quale cessa la raccolta (Bibliografia Righini vol. primo-. periodici Fiorentini n. 2114 pag. 406) La collezione viene offerta a

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        Sloan's Constructive Architecture; A Guide to the Practical Builder and Mechanic. In Which Is Contained A Series Of Designs For Domes, Roofs And Spires, etc.

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1859 - 148 pp. 4to, with sixty-six plates, 32 are colored or tinted lithographs. Glossary. Geometrical Definitions. KARPEL B295. "Before this work appeared in 1859, the standards for carpentry and building construction were largely set by foreign publications, most notably those of Peter Nicholson and Thomas Tredgold. Sloan filled a great need by documenting current American developments, many of which have made contemporary European practices obsolete. He covers domes, roofs, spheres, carpentry, joinery, and the five orders. HITCHCOCK 1198. A lovely copy, clean throughout., but with one caveat; discrete ex-library stamp at lower margin of the Preface page -- no other ex-library marking. Orig. publisher's cloth rebacked; decorated in blind with front cover gilt decoration bright and clean. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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