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        THE COURT OF DEATH. FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTING, BY REMBRANDT PEALE [caption title]. [with:] THE COURT OF DEATH. BY REMBRANDT PEALE [printed receipt for the purchase of the engraving].

      New York: Colton, 1859. - Chromolithographic print, 20 x 30 inches. Receipt, 3 x 7 1/2 inches. Minor toning and soiling, small tear at bottom edge. Very good. Large print of Rembrandt Peale's famous painting "The Court of Death," lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Rembrandt Peale was the most accomplished son of the great American portrait painter Charles Willson Peale. The painting "The Court of Death" was the most ambitious of his works, full 24 by 13 feet in size. Completed in 1820, it was displayed for a number of years at the Baltimore Peale Museum and then toured to other cities up through the time of the Civil War. By 1859, the painting had been sold to Gardiner Quincy Colton, who published it in the present format and sold the prints for the low price of $1. The noted scholar Peter C. Marzio wrote, "Peale himself, normally haughty and querulous, provided a model of understated endorsement of the lithograph, writing shortly before his death [to Tristram Coffin on July 3, 1860], 'The drawing is correct, and the Colouring (considering the difficulty of the process & its cheapness) gives a good general idea of the painting.'" Marzio further adds that this lithograph is among his favorites, due to its importance capturing Peale's brilliant career not only as an artist, but also as a popularizer of art, noting that, "The painting is historically important as a very popular touring picture." This example is accompanied by a printed and illustrated receipt for the purchase of one print. The receipt also entitled the bearer to a share of ownership in the original painting, valued at $25,000. The receipt has a portrait of Peale on one end and of George Washington on the other. In a contemporary prospectus for the print, the publisher touted the obvious truth that more profit could be made by selling 100,000 prints at the low price of $1 that could be achieved by selling 5,000 prints at $5. In addition to increasing his profit margins, Colton clearly hoped to sell more prints based on the idea of buying into a share of the painting, as each receipt notes that it "entitles the holder to an ownership of One Share in the original Painting, valued at $25,000; which will be disposed of, as soon as 100,000 Engravings are taken, in such manner as they, the associated owners, shall determine." A nice set of items, illustrating the distinct link between art and commerce. Peter C. Marzio, DEMOCRATIC ART, pp.51, 216. GOLDSMITH 23085 (ref). Last, COLOR EXPLOSION, pp.132-33.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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      Edinburgh & London. . 1859 - 210pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, leather label, raised bands. Bit rubbed, covers bit faded. Pencil corrections in the text, possibly by the author. A very good copy. The author was a captain in the Royal Navy. Osborn describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery at Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as the customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan. CORDIER, BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 541.

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      1859 - [ENTOMOLOGY] ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, INTERRUPTED RUN 1859 - 1920, BOUND VOLUMES AND ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Societe Entomologique de France. Over 150 color plates, hundreds morte monochrome/tinted plates. Offered as a lot. 24 bound volumes, the rest in parts in original wrappers. Condition good to excellent. A few covers are detached or spines split in the paper issues, and spines of a few of the bound volumes are chipped (and backstrip is detached, 1859 volume). Very few plates are flawed: a few may have partial dampstaining. Overall the color plates are delicate and vivid, in excellent condition. As follows: Series 3, 1859-60, 2 volumes Series 4, 1861-67, 1869-70, 9 volumes Series 5, 1872-1879, 8 volumes Series 6, 1883-1890, 8 volumes 1891-1895, 1897- 1899, 1902-1903, 1906, 1909, 1913-1920 (LX - LXXXIX), 20 volumes (1895 vol LXIV lacks part 3). Complete list available upon request. [Attributes: Soft 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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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.

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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’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'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'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'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'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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        Falconry: Its Claims, History, and Practice

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859, 1859. Half-Leather. Used: Like New. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859. 352 pp. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Shelf wear. Tobacco odor. A very nice copy of a rare title.

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        Glaucus, or Wonders of the Shore

      Cambridge - Macmillan and Co., 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Victorian work by Charles Kingsley on anemones and other creatures of the shoreline. Fourth edition corrected and enlarged, with coloured plates. The basis of this work was an article which appeared in the North British Review for November 1854. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with just some slight wear to the extremities and some light rubbing. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Ex-library bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD..

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      - 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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      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]

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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.

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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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      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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        Handbook to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains' Gold Region; Accompanied by Reliable Maps and a Preliminary Treatise on the Pre-emption Laws of the United States

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1859. - 12mo., (6 x 4 inches). Preliminary publisher's advertisement leaf and 4 leaves publisher's advertisements at end. Folding hand-colored engraved dual map of Nebraska and Kansas by Colton (sheet size, 29 x 18 inches) and folding engraved military map of Kansas ((17 2/8 x 30 4/8 inches to the neat line) (military map with a few short separations and some pale spotting along folds). Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover (slightly faded); brown quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider on the inside of the chemise, his sale "Collection of Historical Americana" 21st June 2005, lot 293. First edition, and a FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY. The first part is a handbook on Kansas Territory, probably written before the discovery of gold. The second part comprises an appendix that also is directed to the settler and to preemption laws on public lands. The hand-colored dual map depicts "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region". The second (on the same sheet as the first) and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana and as far west as Salt Lake. Many of the advertisements at end are for rail routes to the Pike's Peak gold region. "The authors were correspondents for eastern newspapers. Redpath, a rabid abolitionist, came to Kansas Territory soon after it was established. Hinton came in 1856 as a correspondent for the Boston Traveller (Dary Kanzana 74). The handbook provides a good overview of Kansas: informing the reader on how to get there; and what supplies to bring. There is a broad description of natural resources and individual chapters on towns such as Leavenworth and Topeka. The second part of the book features the gold regions of the Rocky Mountains, reflecting the current Colorado Gold Rush, 1858-1861. In July of 1858 a party lead by William Russell prospected 622 grams of gold in the present day Denver suburb of Englewood. When news reached east of this discovery the gold rush began in earnest. Approximately 100,000 people went west to participate in the gold rush under the motto "Pikes Peak or Bust!". The gold rush meant the entry of the first substantial European American population in this area. "In 1855 Redpath moved to Kansas Territory, where he reported on events for the 'St. Louis Missouri Democrat', the 'Chicago Tribune', the 'New York Tribune', and other northern papers. In 1857 he briefly edited his own newspaper, the 'Doniphan (Kans.) Crusader of Freedom'. During these years, Redpath became a close associate of John Brown in the campaign to make Kansas Territory a free state. In 1858 Brown encouraged Redpath to move to Boston to help rally support for Brown's plan to incite a southern slave insurrection. After the failure of Brown's attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Redpath participated in unsuccessful efforts to rescue captured raiders. Soon after, Redpath wrote the first biography of the executed abolitionist, 'The Public Life of Capt. John Brown' (1860). This work was uncompromisingly sympathetic toward its subject and helped secure for Brown a lasting reputation as a martyr for freedom" (John R. McKivigan for ANB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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      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 (inscribed to Sarah Josepha Hale)

      Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston 1859 - The large paper printing. Octavo, original brown bevel edge cloth, sides with decorative border in blind. Spine gilt lettered (AUTOCRAT/OF THE/BREAKFAST TABLE/ [rule] / HOLMES). All edges gilt. Grey endpapers. Letterpress title page in red and black. pp [4], viii, 373, [3] (including an Index) + 8 plates by Augustus Hoppin, with tissue guards. Recased, with backstrip laid down but only loss is about 1/8 inch across the foot; horizontal split at centre of spine scarcely noticeable; front inner hinge cracked but firm; short and very shallow chip to middle fore edge of second blank at front; otherwise a VG or better clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, spine gilt bright. BAL 9093. State A, with the plates present (Holmes didn't like them and had them removed from some copies). Blanck notes three binding states, but not this one, which lacks any spine imprint (but is otherwise like state A). The 1858 first edition (at least two printings, also with no author on the title page) was issued in mid-November. BAL notes copies of this large paper printing inscribed for Christmas by Holmes. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO SARAH JOSEPHA HALE (on the second blank, in ink) "Miss Sarah J. Hale from her old friend and fellow-border O.W. Holmes". Sarah Josepha (Buell) Hale (1788-1879), from Newport, New Hampshire, was an influential American editor, poet, and novelist who penned the famous nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Her popular novel NORTHWOOD advocated the removal of the slaves to Liberia. From 1828-36 she edited the Ladies' Magazine from Boston, and from 1837-77, Godey's Lady's Book. She was mostly responsible for the adoption of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday as well as being a staunch advocate for higher education for women, being one of the founders of Vassar College. She was also one of the earlier proponents of the publication of American literature, instead of British imports, in popular periodicals . When Hale was brought to Boston by the Rev. John Lauris Blake, she stayed at the same boardinghouse as Holmes, along with her youngest son. Dr Holmes, important physician, professor and author, moved into the boardinghouse in 1830 to study medicine at Harvard. During this time he wrote two essays about life as seen from the boardinghouse breakfast table, which were published in 1831 and 1832. They were the seed of this collection of essays, his most famous book, and its two sequels. Hale herself was the model for one of the boarders seated at the breakfast table and has been identified as "The Lady in Black Bombazine." A terrific American association copy of one of the great classics of 19th century American literature. Grolier Club American 100. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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      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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