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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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        A System of Surgery; Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative, 2 vols

      Philadelphia, 1859. First Edition. Original publisher's sheep. A very good set; a trifle bit of damp stain to the extreme margin of the first few leaves of vol. 2. 8vo., The volumes are illus. throughout. Arguably the most important surgical treatise published by an American surgeon in the 19th century. It is a massive compilation of learning and clinical observation. Gross comments on the production of the book in his autobiography. The book has become difficult to find in such nice condition in its original binding. G - M # 5607; Rutkow GS 46.

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        Soldier

      New York AN EVOCATIVE DRAWING BY RENOWNED AMERICAN CARICATURIST THOMAS NAST Pen and watercolor on paper Signed l.l.: "Nast" Paper size: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" Framed size: 20" x 18" This splendid drawing of a soldier victoriously waving an American Flag was created by well-known satirist and cartoonist Thomas Nast, who drew for Harper's Weekly from 1859 to 1860 and from 1862 until 1886. He was known for drawing battlefields in border and southern states during the Civil War, as well as scathingly critical cartoons lambasting Northerners who opposed the war. These attracted great attention, and Nast was called by President Abraham Lincoln "our best recruiting sergeant". In this work, the exhilarated soldier appears to have just won a battle. He is overcome with love for his country, as he wields a flag in one upraised first and his imposing rifle in the other. The image is powerful, and would have worked well to embolden Northerners and possibly encourage enlistment in the armed forces. . Book.

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        "Commercial advertiser directory, for Saint Anthony and Minneapolis; to which is added a business directory, 1859-1860. H.E. Chamberlain, publisher"

      St. Anthony & Minneapolis: Croffut & Clark. 1859. "First edition of the first directory of Minneapolis, 8vo, pp. [6], [15]- 162, [2]; numerous advertisements throughout; later black cloth, with the insertion of 5 postcard photographs (one with the stamp of Edward Bromley) on the endpapers and paste-downs, a number of early pencil annotations throughout, the printed advertisements at the front and the title page have been trimmed (no loss of letterpress), ownership signatures of F.B. Cornell and Edward C. Gale; in spite of defects noted, a good, sound copy of a very scarce directory. & & Contains a brief historical sketch of St. Anthony and Minneapolis, numerous full-p. advertisements for various local businesses, and an alphabetical listing of the city's residents, with addresses. Spear, p. 328 giving the collation as [3], [11]-162, [3] (probably including advertisements on the original paste-downs which are not present here) and locating only 4 copies; Martin, Minnesota Imprints, 244."

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        Ta euriskomena

      1859 Kerkyra Terzaki Antoniou printingshop HERMES 1859 - 22,5 x 15 cm - 78+[2]+445 pgs - half sheep-leather with name of auther goldstamed on back (some wear at edges) - first pages: some stains, last leaf damaged at the bottom, here and there some brownish stains (acid) but in all very acceptable (photos on demand) - first publication after the authers dead, first attempt to publish the 'collected' works of Solomos (only a few poem were published during his life) - part of his poems are written in italian - Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

      James Nichol, Edinburgh, 1859. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 5-volume set (complete). Volume I: xix, 304 pp. Volume II: xxiii, 359 pp. Volume III: xxiii, 355 pp. Volume IV: 318 pp. Volume V: 330 pp. Heavily blind stamped decorated leather binding with spine in 6 compartments with red title label. Boards lightly worn and rubbed and a little sunned at spines. Marbled end papers and red edges. Owner gift inscription dated 1867 in volume I. Very sporadic light foxing mainly to end papers otherwise contents very clean and bright and appears unread. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Britain/UK; 16th Century; Inventory No: 19114..

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        Free franked Jefferson Davis envelope as U.S. Senator with two page discourse ?Plans of the Secessionists,? April 23, 1861, noting ?Remedy? and ?Errors,? handwritten and signed by Davis?s friend, West Point professor Rev. John W. French ? ?By declaring that they mean to attack Washington by a certain time, to draw troops there ? By terrorism applied, to all farmers and Market people, outside of the District and in Maryland??

      Washington/West Point, 1859/1861 Comprises:(1) Jefferson Davis Free Franked Envelope, 5.5? x 3?, franked in upper right ?Jeffer..Davis / U.S.S? as U.S. Senator. Addressed by Davis to ?Revd. J.W. French, / U.S. Mil. Academy / West Point, / N.Y..? Postmarked Washington City Free, MAR 18 1859 Year is very light. Expertly mended diagonal tear through ?r? and ?S.S.? of free frank, else fine.Rev. John W. French (1808-1871) served as Chaplain of the House of Representatives in 1841, the first Episcopalian to hold that post. He was the founding priest of the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., serving from 1842 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. Rev. French was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, West Point, Class of 1828. They remained friends for life. This friendship caused some to question French?

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        South Boston, 1859 To the Citizens of South Boston - This Picture is Most Respectfully Dedicated by the Artist

      Boston, 1859. A CHEERFUL AND INTRICATELY DETAILED VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON IN 1859 Tinted lithograph with additional hand coloring Image size: approx. 22 1/10" x 40 1/5" Framed size: 31 ½" x 40 1/5" Literature: Deák, Picturing America, 749 Joseph Foxcroft Cole's work provides a charming presentation of South Boston in 1859. With painstaking detail, Cole depicts the city, individual portraits of pedestrians, and a large cartouche containing all six of the separate views of South Boston. Cole also demonstrates a masterful eye for color, particularly in his use of greens for the depiction of foliage. . Book.

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        Photographs of the Elliot Marbles; and other subjects; in the Central Museum Madras [cover title]

      Bangalore 1859 - Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over original buff paper covered boards, lettered on the upper cover. Housed in a modern black morocco box. An important book by Tripe from the dawn of photography in India: a rare complete example and one of only circa seventy produced. This series of photographs records sculptures from the ruined Buddhist stupa at Amaravati, in Andhra Pradesh, southeastern India, which had been excavated in 1845 by Walter Elliot, an employee of the Madras Civil Service. They were transported to Madras where Tripe photographed them before being shipped to London. The extreme difficulties in producing the album are described in the introduction: "These Photographs were taken by Captain Tripe in the months of May and June [1858], after a wearying tour through Trichinpoly, Madura and Tanjore Districts, during the preceding four months and a half. Many of the subjects being heavy masses, and therefore not to be easily transported into the open air, were taken as they were lying, in the rooms of the Museum. To enable him to attempt them at all he was obliged to use a dry collodion process, with which he had only recently made acquaintance. In printing from the above mentioned negatives, their density, though apparently in their favor, increased the liability to yellowness in the lights, so much complained of in toning a print on albumenised paper with gold." The Madras Government commissioned "seventy positive copies from each of his listed Elliot Marbles negatives, which were to be 'mounted in book form.'", though the order was revised in February 1859 to encompass only the images "'of greatest interest and importance of which possess artistic merit'" (Dewan, p. 609). Printing of the images began in August 1858, and was completed in March 1859, slowed by his whiting out the backgrounds on each negative and difficulties in printing described above. The result was a stunning photographically illustrated monograph and an incunable of photographically illustrated works published in India. Walter Eliott, the archaeologist who discovered the marbles, described Tripe in 1859 as the "ablest artist" in southern India. Tripe's Elliot Marbles is very rare; Dewan cites but 16 extant examples, not including the present. Two further examples have traded at auction in the last decade. Dewan, J. The Photographs of Linnaeus Tripe. A Catalogue Raisonné (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2003). (13 x 17 7/8 inches). 2 leaves of letterpress: introduction (dated June 1859) and index of photographs]. 75 albumen photographs from 76 dry collodion glass negatives (the penultimate print made from two negatives), mounted on 51 leaves, as issued, images measuring from 170 x 60mm. to 260 x 342mm., or the reverse. Tripe's "Photographer to Government" embossed blind stamp on each mount, pagination in ink in upper right corner of each mount, as issued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Western Insurrection in Western Pennsylvania, Commonly Called the Whiskey Insurrection. Extra-illustrated & with letter signed by Gallatin

      Pittsburg: W. S. Haven,. Fine. 1859. First Edition. Half Morocco. Howes B-685. Sabin 7166. Extra illustrated edition including Albert Gallatin 1811 letter signed (archivally repaired at fold with small loss not affecting text): March 19th 1811 to Thomas Thornton, Marshall of Maine: "The treasurer of the United States has been directed to remit to you drs. 4400.38 ... for taking the third census or enumeration of the inhabitants of your district.... Congress having made what is conceived to be an inadequate provision as compensation for taking the amount of manufacturers and manufacturing establishments (thirty thousand dollars in the whole) it is believed that it will be better for the marshals and their assistants that the subject should not be taken up at the treasury until it can be ascertained at the next session whether some further allowance will not be made.... Nine steel engravings, 1 lithograph & 1 etching. Morocco bookplate of Frank Deering at pastedown followed by later owner's. Nicely bound in chocolate morocco with painted paper-covered boards; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Der Schillerfestzug in Hamburg am 13. November 1859. 13 Blätter in getönter Lithographie von Josef Puschkin.

      Hamburg, Ch. Fuchs, 1859.. Blattgröße je 35,0 x 55,0 cm, Originalleinenband mit Goldbeschriftung (Ecken berieben, Rücken mit kleineren Defekten. Mit dem Goldgedruckten Widmungsblatt und dem Subscribentenverzeichnis. Durchgehend teils stark stockfleckig, überwiegend nur im weißen Rand. Buchblock etwas gelockert. Ursprünglich war das Werk auf 30 Blätter konzipiert, es sind aber nur diese 13 Blätter erschienen. Abgebildet sind die einzelne Gruppen beim Zug durch die Stadt, jeweils mit ihren Fahnen, Wagen und Emblemen. Interessant besonders durch die genaue Darstellung der einzelnen Straßen und die vielen naturgetreuen Porträts der Teilnehmer. Dargestellt sind : Das Comite (Eingang zum Festplatz auf dem Heiligengeistfeld), Dep. des Bürger-Militärs ((Große Johannisstraße), Künstler-Verein (Zeughausmarkt), Gelehrtenschule (Graskeller, Großer Burstah), Buchhändler (Große Johannisstraße), Lithographen und Steindrucker (Gr. Neumarkt), Buchdrucker (Ferdinandstraße), Buchbinder (Großer Burstah), Maler (Ferdinandstraße), Tapezierer (Bei dem Steintore), Hamburger Turnerschaft (Großer Burstah) und Allgemeiner Alsterclub (2 Blätter, Glockengießerwall). Nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt nur ein Blatt. Die Abbildung ist aus 2 Bildern zusammengesetzt, der senkrechte farbliche Absatz in der Bildmitte existiert im Original nicht...

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        FINDEN'S GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Being a Series of Highly Finished Steel Engravings, Illustrative of the Character, Beauty, and Costume of Many Lands; With Original Descriptive Tales by Mrs. S. C. Hall, Mrs. Howitt, Laman Blanchard, Charles Swain and Other Popular Authors.

      London, New York 1859 - FINDEN'S GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Being a Series of Highly Finished Steel Engravings, Illustrative of the Character, Beauty, and Costume of Many Lands; With Original Descriptive Tales by Mrs. S. C. Hall, Mrs. Howitt, Laman Blanchard, Charles Swain and Other Popular Authors. No Date; Circa 1859; Presumed First Edition. Brown/Green Leather Boards; Gilt Titles Front And Spine; Raised Spine Bands; Cream Watered Silk Endleaves; All Edges Gilt. 62 Plates All With Tissue Guards. Very Light Spotting Throughout; No Other Markings. Small Closed Tear Along Hinge Of Half Title. Binding Is Firm. Minor Rubbing And Scratches To Boards. Two Volumes In One. 66;66pp. Very Rare Particularly In This Very Good Plus Condition. A heavy Book Requiring Additional Postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. January 1 thru December 24, 1859

      New York.: Harper & Brothers.. First Edition.. 1859.. Bound volume of Harper's Weekly newspaper for the year 1859; 16 x 11 inches; 844 pp. Also included in the bound volume, at rear, is a 24 pp copy of the Illustrated London News (September 17, 1859) that focuses chiefly on the Great Eastern, including a double-page view of the ship at sea. The front cover of the bound volume is detached; the spine is essentially perished; the text block remains tight; centerfolds are not tipped in. Some issues may have chips at the free edge or very light spotting; two or three issues show surface soiling on the front page, presumably present when the volume was bound. A lithographic portrait of George Washington (water stained; dated 1860) has been bound into the volume in front of the January 1 issue. It is inscribed "dedicated by the Carriers of the Baltimore Sun to their Patrons." Contents overall in good condition. Volume contains the first American edition (illustrated) of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," serialized between May 7 and December 3, 1859. Beneath the novel’s printed title in the weekly installments the publisher states: "Printed from early proof-sheets for which Messrs. Harper & Brothers pay the author Five Thousand Dollars." The volume also includes 9 wood engravings by Winslow Homer, overall very good condition: ("Skating at Boston" March 12; "March Winds" with "April Showers" April 2 (light toning from placement of bookmark in vicinity of date in top margin); "May Day in the Country "April 30; "August in the Country" August 27; "A Cadet Hop at West Point" September 3; the double page "Grand Review at Massachusetts" September 24; "Fall Games-The Apple Bee" November 26 (very small light spot at center of print); and the double page "Happy Christmas" December 24. Other attractions include the uncommon 16 pp illustrated "Great Eastern Supplement" dated October 1859 and featuring full-page illustrations of the ship. Also included in the volume are various articles dealing with the Second Italian War of Independence, well-illustrated (featuring both Garibaldi and Napoleon III) and including several large detailed maps. Additional illustrated articles of interest include John Brown’s raid at Harper's Ferry and its aftermath, the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, an American Minister (Mr.Ward) in Pekin, the Airship "New York," and much more. Contents in good condition with issues noted. .

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        The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn [with] John Nicholson (comp.), Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library . . . of Lincoln's Inn. Supplementary Volume, Containing the Additions from 1859-1890

      The last two major catalogues of the library's holdings of printed books (excluding its pamphlets collection) when "it was the largest law library in the English-speaking world", its foundation in 1497 earlier than any other library in London. Original brown pebbled cloth, gilt, occasional light foxing and pencil checkmarks, else very good copies. Printed for the Society [etc.], London, 1859 & 1890.

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        FORT RANDALL, N.T. [manuscript title]

      Fort Randall, Nebraska Territory. 1859.. Watercolor, pen, and ink on a sheet of very lightly-ruled paper, 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Captioned in ink in upper margin, dated in lower margin. Several small chips in the outer margin, not affecting the image. Central vertical fold. Several closed tears, expertly mended on verso. The colors are bright and vibrant. In very good condition overall. Matted. An outstanding depiction of Fort Randall in Nebraska Territory in 1859, painted by the talented German- American artist, Anton Schonborn (d. 1871), while he was touring the area as part of the Yellowstone Expedition of 1859, commanded by Captain William F. Raynolds. The fort was located on the Missouri River, in an area of Nebraska Territory that is just north of the boundary into present- day South Dakota. Schonborn's watercolor is a rare, attractive, and important view of this significant western outpost. The Raynolds Expedition was authorized in April, 1859, and its mission was to explore the area along the Yellowstone River and its tributaries. The party was to ascertain information regarding the Indians dwelling in the region, gauge the agricultural and mineral resources of the area, study its topographical features, and report on its suitability for possible railroad routes and military outposts, and as a route for emigrants. Anton Schonborn was the artist and meteorologist on the expedition. The Raynolds Expedition departed St. Louis in late May, 1859 (which likely explains the inked date at the bottom of this scene), and arrived at Fort Randall on the Missouri River on June 13th. Schonborn may well have preceded the main party, and so spent time waiting at the fort, allowing him to create this fine watercolor. The fort, under the command of Captain C.S. Lovell, was garrisoned by four companies of the 2d Infantry. The Raynolds party, when it arrived, spent a day at Fort Randall before proceeding further up the river. Fort Randall was established on June 26, 1856 to provide protection to settlers and explorers along the Missouri River, in Nebraska Territory. The post also deterred white explorers from trespassing on Indian reservations, and was an Army supply depot for the upper Missouri River. The site for Fort Randall was selected by General William S. Harney, and was named for Colonel Daniel Randall, Deputy Paymaster General of the Army. Construction of the fort began in August 1856 and consisted of twenty-four buildings, housing 500 soldiers. The fort protected lands between the Platte River in central Nebraska and Missouri River to the north - and the area's fur traders - as well as escorting wagon trains of settlers and explorers across the plains. At the time the Raynolds expedition visited Fort Randall, it was the northernmost United States fort on the Missouri River. Schonborn's watercolor is unsigned, though clearly his work, given the style of the image, the German script of the captions, and the time and place at which it was executed. The birds-eye view from the other side of the Missouri River shows that the fort had grown substantially in the three years since its construction. More than three dozen buildings are shown, as well as several other smaller structures. Several of the buildings are identified in manuscript, including the hospital, guard house, quartermaster's stores, and the house of the fort's trader, or sutler. All of these buildings are shown on the periphery of the camp, the main part of which is made up of a series of large buildings (with smaller buildings just outside) forming a long rectangular shape surrounding a flagpole with a fully-colored American flag at full staff. Several of these dwellings are identified with the names of soldiers (almost certainly officers), including Lee, Hendershott, Lord, Lyon, Drake, Davidson, Crawford, Wessells, Long, and Gardner. A row of trees along the Missouri obscures several smaller buildings, and a steamboat is shown on the river. The name of the boat appears to be "Mink," and a steamboat by that name is known to have plied the waters of the Missouri at that time. Possibly it was the boat that brought Schonborn upriver. Anton Schonborn was one of the most impressive topographic artists to work the American western frontier. His first known work was with the Raynolds Yellowstone expedition in 1859, and his last in 1870. He committed suicide in Omaha in 1871. Of his relatively few known works, most are western military posts, made while on inspection tours with top military commanders such as Raynolds (a general after the Civil War), and William Tecumseh Sherman. "Schonborn left invaluable pictorial and social- historic documents of military posts" - Trenton and Hassrick. His pictures involve "no rearrangement of elements...They reflect concern for detail and precision...The use of watercolor wash is subdued and is applied with a skillful tonality...Their charm lies in their directness and immediacy" - Stenzel. Finally, in the official report of the Raynolds Expedition, published in 1868, there is a brief report by First Lieutenant John Mullins, who was a member of the Raynolds party. Mullins praised Schonborn for his efforts in gathering meteorological data and, with regard to Schonborn's art, wrote that "his life-like views of the country speak for themselves." The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, locates a total of fourteen works of art by Schonborn. Our more recent census finds twenty-seven pieces. Fifteen of those works are in the permanent collections of three institutions: Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, Wyoming), and Beinecke Library at Yale University. Within those collections are eleven scenes in the Wyoming Territory, including views of Fort Laramie. The great collector of Western Americana, William Robertson Coe, donated his Schonborn pictures to Yale more than fifty years ago, while the Schonborn watercolors at the Amon Carter Museum were purchased in a single portfolio in the 1960s. The Schonborns owned by the Buffalo Bill Museum were purchased at auction in 1991. This firm handled two very fine Schonborn watercolors of Fort Laramie and Laramie Peak in the late 1990s. Aside from a group of four rather ordinary Schonborn watercolors of Kansas that sold in 2007, those are the only other Schonborns we know of on the market since 1991. An outstanding and beautifully rendered watercolor of an important Western fort on the eve of the Civil War. AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART. CATALOG OF THE COLLECTION 1972 (Fort Worth, 1972), see figures 457-467. Franz Stenzel, ANTON SCHONBORN WESTERN FORTS (Fort Worth, 1972), passim. A CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS IN THE COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA FOUNDED BY WILLIAM ROBERTSON COE, YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, 1952), p.215. Patricia Trenton and Peter Hassrick, THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS - A VISION FOR ARTISTS IN THE 19TH CENTURY (Norman, 1983), pp.110,112,133. Chappell, Phillip E., "Listing of Steamboats Operating on the Missouri River," from Chappell's HISTORY OF STEAMBOATING ON THE MISSOURI RIVER: http://www.kchsoc.org/cultural/boatinfo/steamboating_onmiss ouririver_encrypted.pdf

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859.  First illustrated edition, second issue, 21.5 x 15.5cm (4to), in modern ½ brown calf over marbled boards w/gilt trim & burgundy/gilt title label to spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s w/original publisher's red & decorative gilt fr. cover cloth (designed by Albert Warren) laid to fr. pastedown, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Due to the incongruous nature of the designs in the 1857 edition, some sheets remained unsold & were issued w/cancelled titlepages in 1859--the difference between this & the 1859 reprint is determined by the fr. cover's design.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final few leaves, w/only occas. spotting elsewhere).  Ball 164.

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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859-01-01 Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. Full leather. 754 pp., no ads. First American Edition. In Good condition, with wear commensurate to age, and professional repairs evident. Pages are toned and show age related spotting, with pencil marking throughout and a few tears. Page 13 is torn horizontally in half. Former owner ink inscription at front, and pencil notes on rear end paper. Insect nibbling to page 448 at margin. Glue residue from recent repairs on top edge of page block. New, glaringly white end papers. Rubbing to edges of boards, spine professionally recased. First American edition of this immensely influential work.

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        CARTE DE MAURICE (CI-DEVANT ILE-DE-FRANCE) CONTENANT LA SITUATION DES PRINCIPALES SUCRERIES, LES ROUTES & LES LIMITES DES DIVERS QUARTIERS DE L'HE

      Port Louis: J. Maisonneuve, 1859.. Single sheet map, 25 1/2 x 21 inches. Old folds, some minor loss at folds, including in center of sheet. Several small losses at edges. Contemporary ink doodles on verso, resulting in some small instances of loss due to ink burn. Good. A remarkable, locally produced map of the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Africa, showing sugar plantations, roads, terrain, the city of Port Louis, and the several other small villages that dot the coast. The scale and quality of the map are a tribute to the remarkable local culture of books and printing which flourished on the island in the 19th century. James Pope- Hennessy, in his biography of his grandfather, at one time the Governor of the island, describes the many local bookstores and libraries. The French colonized the island, naming it "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British siezed the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Toussaint notes a second edition in 1848 but does not list this particular edition of the map, styled the fifth in a caption. TOUSSAINT F67 (ref).

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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. Full leather. 754 pp., no ads. First American Edition. In Good condition, with wear commensurate to age, and professional repairs evident. Pages are toned and show age related spotting, with pencil marking throughout and a few tears. Page 13 is torn horizontally in half. Former owner ink inscription at front, and pencil notes on rear end paper. Insect nibbling to page 448 at margin. Glue residue from recent repairs on top edge of page block. New, glaringly white end papers. Rubbing to edges of boards, spine professionally recased. First American edition of this immensely influential work.

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        La Legende des siecles.

      Paris, Michel Levy freres, Hetzel & Cie [puis] Calmann Levy, 1859-1883.. 5 volumes grand in-8, pleine percaline aubergine a la Bradel, piece de titre de maroquin havane, date en pied, couverture et dos conserves, non rogne (rel. V. Champs) Edition originale, bien complete des trois series parues respectivement en 1859 ("premiere serie", 2 vol.), en 1877 ("Nouvelle serie", 2 vol.) et en 1883 ("Tome cinquieme et dernier"). "Oeuvre monumentale portee par un talent poetique sans egal ou se resume tout l'art de Hugo", la 'Legende des siecles' est consideree, suivant le jugement de Baudelaire, comme la "seule epopee moderne possible". (Carteret, I, 419. Vicaire, IV, 322-325). Envoi autographe signe a de Victor Hugo a Hyppolite Hostein (1814-1879) sur le faux-titre du premier tome de la Nouvelle serie. D'abord secretaire de Philarete Chasles, celui-ci occupa diverses fonctions au Theatre-Francais, puis au Theatre de la Renaissance, cree a l'initiative d'Hugo et Dumas et inaugure par 'Ruy Blas' en 1838, puis devint directeur successivement des plus important theatres parisiens de la periode. De la bibliotheque Pierre Brunet, avec ex-libris. Petite decoloration a un dos. Bel exemplaire, imprime sur papier fort, tres frais sans rousseur, non rogne, tous les dos et couvertures imprimes conserves, bien relie en percaline a la Bradel de Victor Champs..

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        La Vie et les Mystères de la Bienheureuse Marie Mère de Dieu

      Paris & Nantes: Henri Charpentier. Very Good. 1859. Inlaid Leathers. Magnificent example of chromolithography sumptuously bound in red leather with hunter green inlaid morocco cartouches and vignettes; heavy gilt embossing; a.e.g.; gilt inner dentelles, moiré pastedowns; c. 94 full page tissue-guarded chromolithographs in the Gothic style. ; Elephant Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        First appreciation and application of the Coriolis Force in meteorology] THE MOTIONS OF FLUIDS AND SOLIDS RELATIVE TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE [Complete in Seven Parts] In The Mathematical Monthly, Vol. I. 1859 pp. 140-148, 210-216, 300-307, 366-373, 397-406 and The Mathematical Monthly, Vol. II 1860 pp. 89-97, 339-346, 374-390.

      John Bartlett, Cambridge 1859 - dated 1859-1860. TWO VOLUMES. Offered are two Near Fine entire volumes of The Mathematical Monthly for 1859 and 1860 in modern brown leather spines and cloth boards with raised bands spines, gilt lettering spines, new endpapers. 8vos. In a series of papers published in his colleague J. D. Runkle's "Mathematical Monthly" in 1858 and 1859, then collected to form a separate pamphlet published in New York and London in 1860, Ferrel developed a general quantitative theory of relative motion on the earth's surface and applied it to winds and currents. His result, now known as Ferrel's law, was "That if a body is moving in any direction, there is a force, arising from the earth's rotation, which always deflects it to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern" (1858). Ferrel's treatment was remarkable for its clarity and generality, and by continuing to develop his ideas in a series of publications extending over thirty years, he pioneered in the development of meteorology from a descriptive science to a branch of mathematical physics.Yet Ferrel had led in bringing sound physical principles, expressed with the tools of mathematical analysis, to bear on the largest problems of oceanic and atmospheric motion: thus at his death he was called "the most eminent meteorologist and one of the eminent scientific men that America has produced." This eminence came to Ferrel for "having given to the science of meteorology a foundation in mechanics as solid as that which Newton laid for astronomy." (DSB Vol. 4 p. 592). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1859. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown coated endpapers, Edmonds & Remnants binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Housed in a green morocco-backed folding case (spine sunned). Folding diagram. Binding variant a (no priority); without the inserted advertisements usually but not always found, clearly as issued. Ink ownership inscription of G. W. H. Taylor, Helsington Parsonage, Kendal, Westmorland dated June 1860 on front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, head and foot of spine and corners a bit bumped, front joint worn through in two small areas, front hinge with superficial cracks, overall an excellent copy in the original cloth. First edition of "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" (Horblit) and "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman); one of 1,250 copies.

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        The Museum of Science and Art. Illustrated by Engravings on Wood. 12 vols.

      London, Walton and Maberly, 1859. Bound in 6 cont. hcalf with tome-and titlelabels in leather on backs. Top of spines lightly worn, backs lightly rubbed. Very richly illustrated with woodcuts. Internally fine and clean.. The work, splendid illustrated, deals with the whole spectrum of science, technology, arts and crafts, having e.g. detailled descriptions of railways and telegraphs

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        The Friend

      Honolulu, 1859-1860. b/w wood engravings. Various paginations. Volumes 8 and 9 in the New Series - about 180 pages of news and information of missionary activities, whaling, and commerce in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Includes arrivals and departures in various Hawaiian ports, general news items and wonderful vintage advertisements for Hawaiian firms. Volume 9 only runs through no. 11 - November 1860, but contains the 8 page “Supplement” by Titus Coan regarding the Marquesan Mission. Minor stains and wear, but generally in very good condition. Bound in original marbled boards with new cloth backstrip.

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        Armée autrichienne 1859 (Rückentitel)

      O. O., ca. 1859.. 35 kolorierte lithograph. Tafeln, tlw. eiweißgehöht. Spätere HLwd. 50,5 x 40,5 cm. Nicht bei de Ridder. - Interessante Folge von Uniformen der österreich-ungarischen Armee, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. Die Tafeln tlw. im Stein signiert Willibald Hauschild; ein Hauptmann 2. Klasse Willibald Hauschild diente laut Militärschematismus 1854 in der Monturs-Oekonomie-Haupt-Commission zu Stockerau. Gezeigt werden Soldaten verschiedener Waffengattungen, auch der Marine, in ihren Uniformen, pro Tafel zwischen 1 und 3 Abbildungen. Diese sind abteilungsweise in Goldfarbe nummeriert, jedoch tlw. nicht durchgehend. Eventuell nicht alle Tafeln vorhanden, es könnte sich aber auch um ein nicht fertiggestelltes Werk handeln. Interessant auch, dass zu den lithographierten deutschen Bezeichnungen handschriftliche in arabischer Schrift hinzugefügt wurden. - Einband berieben, Innengelenke gebrochen. Tls. stockfleckig und vereinzelt wasserrandig; Ãœberschriften tlw. angeschnitten, 2 Tafeln stark beschnitten; vereinzelt mit Randeinrissen, davon 1 bis ins Bild und hinterlegt.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe, Not Observed in the British Isles 4 Vols. (with) Manuscript Ornithological Annotations By Captain (Philip) Savile G. Reid, FZS of the Royal Engineers

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1859. In four volumes, dated 1859 (but Preface dated 1863), 1860, 1862, 1863; xv + 206 + iv + 203 + iv + 247 + vi + 250 + (1) errata pages; useful index at back of Vol. IV; we count 183 bird plates + 57 egg plates for a total of 240; color plates of various birds & bird eggs; PLEASE NOTE - the published number of plates according to Nissen and others indicates 238 plates as the appropriate count - in this set, according to the plate list found at the front of each volume, there are 2 additional plates at one listing, showing varieties of an observed bird and another listing with 1 additional plate; here, 2 plates are lacking, the frontis to Vol. II and one other, according to strict adherence to the list, which does not give a plate count for the bird egg plates; the author's Preface states "...I have at least, I think, accomplished a work which will be useful to my brother naturalists, and not entirely without influence in promoting the advancement of European ornithology..."; this set made especially interesting by the running commentary, notes and tipped-in materials of Captain (Philip) Savile G. Reid (1845 - 1915), whose ownership signature appears on all front endpapers with the date of 1870. He was a member of the British Ornithological Union, a Fellow of the Zoological Society and author of several publications concerning the birds of Bermuda, of Natal in South Africa as well as reports from Morocco and Teneriffe; he was a contributor to the British Museum collections and their publications and was a very respected and well-liked field researcher (see the Ibis obituary, Vol. 57 No. 2 for further commentary); he has corrected the volumes according the errata with his own markings in a neat black ink - along with adding marginalia in which he quotes other authors, offers his own observations of birds, habits, their eggs, especially from areas in which he is familiar - for instance, his posting to Gibraltar and work with ornithologist Col. Irby in 1871 - 1873 offered him much opportunity for accurate observation, which he details in these volumes; occasionally, he will dispute the authors' findings, as in noting a variation of bird coloring or size of egg, due to his own or colleague's findings; there are a couple of tipped- in articles from newspapers of the time as well, which relate to birding news of interest to Capt. Reid, as in this observation found in the section on the Lesser Kestrel, which he was familiar with from Gibraltar: "(found) In the ruins of the watch-towers along the sea-coast and also inland . A great many also build yearly on the Rock of Gibraltar itself, in the precipitous cliffs on the Mediterranean side..."; his notes and asides detail his passionate involvement in the ornithological world via his field work and personal observation and add a level of personal interactivity for the reader of Bree's work; front endpapers also with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; volumes approx. 6 1/2" x 10" approx. size; bound in dark green watered silk cloth, brown calf spines and corners, spines with simple gilt rules, red and green leather labels, gilt titled; edge, tips and spine ends wear, rubbing to boards; Volume I especially with soiling and cloth staining on back and leather chips & scrapes; Vol. II contents page with an old re-margining with paper at gutter and bottom edge, probably as the result of extensive use; some spotting and foxing, usually to endpapers; text and plates generally very clean and in very good condition; the set with good, solid appearance and utility.. First Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle edition. Precedee d'une etude litteraire sur Chateaubriand par Sainte-Beuve. 12 volumes set.,

      Paris, Garnier, (1859-1861). - 24 x 15 cm. *Added: "Les Memoires d'Outre-Tombe", volumes 2-6 (of 6) ebda. - The main work complete min 12 volumes, for the addition "memoires" is the first volume missing. - All volumes in overall good condition (see photos). [Oversized weight]. / Das vollständige Grundwerk der französischen Werkausgabe von Chateaubriand in 12 Bänden, begleitet mit einer Einführung von Saint-Beuve. Dazu: Bände 2-6 (von 6) der Memoiren. Schönes Exemplar in hochwertig gebundenen zeitgenössischen bibliophilen Halbfranzbänden. - Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 Contemporary French half marocco bindings, gilt spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscrit autographe de 3 feuillets in-4 (20cm X 31cm) de Henri Léon Emile LAVEDAN

      - Henri Léon Emile LAVEDAN. Henri Léon Émile Lavedan est un journaliste et auteur dramatique français né à Orléans (Loiret) le 9 Avril 1859 et mort à Paris le 3 Septembre 1940. Directeur du Correspondant, Henri Lavedan débuta lui-même comme journaliste, collaborant au Figaro, au Gil Blas ou à L'Écho de Paris. Il donna de très nombreux articles à ces périodiques ainsi que des contes et des dialogues sur la vie parisienne, dont beaucoup furent ensuite réunis en volumes. Il fut élu à l'Académie française le 8 décembre 1898 en remplacement d'Henri Meilhac. Manuscrit autographe de 3 feuillets in-4 (20cm X 31cm). Manuscrit ayant pour titre: Causerie [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London, John Murray, 1859. 8vo, ix, 502; 32 (publisherÕs advertisements, dated June 1859) pp. with a folding diagram facing p. 117. A remarkably good copy in the original publisherÕs blindstamped green cloth, backstrip lettered and decorated in gilt, binderÕs ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on rear paste-down, hinges invisibly repaired, title-page with vertical crease as usual, one or two very minor tears in text margins, preserved in a cloth box. First edition, a very good copy, with slight wear to the cloth as usual, of the single most important scientific book ever published. Ã’The publication of [On the Origin] ushered in a new era in our thinking about the nature of man. The intellectual revolution it caused and the impact it had on manÕs concept of himself and the world were greater than those caused by the works of Copernicus, Newton, and the great physicists of more recent times. . . . Every modern discussion of manÕs future, the population explosion, the struggle for existence, the purpose of man and the universe, and manÕs place in nature rests on DarwinÓ (Ernst Mayr). Dibner 199. Freeman 373. Garrison and Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman Library I, 594. Printing and the Mind of Man 344b. Note: 1250 copies were printed; they occur in various binding variants with no priority established and with various states of the adverts also with no priority established (June 1859 is generally seen as the earliest). Provenance: bookplate of P.W. Phipps (family name of the Barons Mulgrave): private collection Canada. This copy has never been sold at auction or through the trade.

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        The South Australian System of Conveyancing by Registration of Title

      Adelaide: Register and Observer General Printing Office, 1859. Octavo, occasional pen and ink annotations, becoming a bit loose in the binding; but a very good copy in the original green printed wrappers with cloth spine, rubbed. An Australian on real estate (plus ça change). Uncommon Adelaide-printed work by Torrens on his ground-breaking work relating to land title. This was the first major exposition of Torrens Title, the design of which he had been working on in the late 1850s, leading to the publication of this work which not only "explained the system" (ADB), but also proposed Torrens' claim to sole authorship of the system. For four shillings, the work also included an index prepared by another Adelaide identity, Robert Gawler, then serving as solicitor for the Lands Titles Commissioners. This copy has a small run of marginalia, probably related to the book's early use in the "Reeds Titles Office" (as noted in ink on the front cover). Ferguson comments that the preface states how Torrens' 'interest in the question of a simpler system of conveyancing had been aroused', and it is amusing to note that the first major annotation changes "English gentleman" to "Irish & English" in the book's dedication to Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell.

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        OBRAS RIMADAS DE RAMON LLULL, escritas en idioma catalan-provenzal, publicadas por primera vez con un artículo biográfico, ilustraciones y variantes. Y seguidas de un glosario de voces anticuadas.

      Imp. Pedro José Gelabert. Palma, 1859 - . 25,5 cm. 771 pág. Enc. en media piel reciente, nervios, dorados en el lomo, corte superior dorado. Marcas de anterior poseedor. Leve señal de óxido. Palau 279014. Literatura Catalana. Lulismo. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830

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        The Friend

      Honolulu, 1859-1860. b/w wood engravings. Various paginations. Volumes 8 and 9 in the New Series - about 180 pages of news and information of missionary activities, whaling, and commerce in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Includes arrivals and departures in various Hawaiian ports, general news items and wonderful vintage advertisements for Hawaiian firms. Volume 9 only runs through no. 11 - November 1860, but contains the 8 page “Supplement” by Titus Coan regarding the Marquesan Mission. Minor stains and wear, but generally in very good condition. Bound in original marbled boards with new cloth backstrip.

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        The Holy Bible

      London: William Tegg and Co.,, [c.1859]. containing The Old and New Testaments. 6 volumes, quarto (260 x 175 mm). Contemporary brown calf,red morocco labels to spines, gilt to compartments, raised bands, single rule gilt to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait to volume one. Light wear to extremities, occasional spotting to pages, volume 1 with faint stain to frontis, a very good set. A New Edition with the Author's final corrections. A handsomely bound set.

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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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        The autocrat of the breakfast table.

      Phillips, Samson & Co., Boston 1859 - "First edition, large paper issue, BAL's state 'B' (without illustrations), BAL's binding 'A'; 8vo, pp. viii, 373; orig. brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a.e.g.; some minor rubbing, one central signature starting, else a very good, sound copy. "According to contemporary evidence Holmes was displeased with the illustrations and ordered them excised." BAL 9093." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta di Pontalto. (Ponte Alto).

      Reiffenstein & Rösch, Vienna. 1859 - Veduta del ponte Alto sul torrente Fersina, sulla strada per la Valsugana. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Dal Lago Veneri Brunamaria e Loner Arnaldo, scheda n. 89 pagg. 208 e 209. Si vende in cornice. Disponibile altra copia rifilata per euro 160. Formato: Litografia a colori di dimensioni 21,3x29 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Five years' residence in New Zealand ; or, Observations on colonization / by Francis Fuller, Esq., (late Captain 59th Regiment), a resident in the Province of Canterbury.

      Williams and Norgate, London and Edinburgh 1859 - London and Edinburgh : Williams and Norgate, 1859. xvi, 266 p. ; 21 cm. Rebacked in blue leather. Raised spine bands. Applied black compartment label. Gold-stamped fleurons, rules, and titling to spine. Original decorated blue cloth boards and endpapers retained. Original boards show some wear (especially to extremities) and soiling. Text block shows some wear, soiling, and foxing. A nice copy. Land prices, investment of capital, squatting, commercial affairs and something on Canterbury problems although, as Hocken points out, very little about Canterbury where the author settled. Bagnall, 2071. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Self-Help;

      The First Self-Help Book, And A ìPrinting And The Mind Of Manî TitleSMILES, Samuel. Self-Help;. With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London: John Murray, 1859.First edition of this scarce PMM title. Small octavo. xii, 343, [1, blank], [4, publisherís ads] pp.Original purple cloth, covers paneled and ruled in blind, with blind floral central motifs. Original brown coated endpapers. Skilfully rebacked to style in the nineteenth-century (with period booksellerís label on rear pastedown), later booksellerís sticker on front pastedown, many pages roughly opened (with no loss of text, the worst being on the bottom of pp.167/168), and four pages with minor staining near gutter (215-218) pp. Overall, a near fine copy of a real rarity; only one other copy appeared at auction in the last twenty-five years (Bloomsbury, October 27, 1983, lot 66), and that copy had a marking that it had been in the PMM exhibition.Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) ìauthor, businessman, journalist and social reformer, is the epitome of that energetic probity which characterizes the best side of Victorian society... in 1859 his publisher, John Murray, issued the first of the innumerable editions of Self-Help. Its success was immediate and then unequalled: twenty thousand copies were sold in the first year, fifty-five thousand by 1864 and two hundred and seventy thousand by the end of the century. It was translated into almost every foreign language, but the proof of its success which most delighted Smiles was the number of letters attesting to its usefulness which he received from artisans - the class to whom it was directed - all over the world.î (PMM, p. 346)Printing and the Mind of Man 346.HBS 66787.$2,500

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        On Liberty.

      London, 1859. 8vo. Uncut in the original full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very neatly rebacked, preserving the original spine with gilt lettering. A small stamp to title-page and an old label removed, causing a bit of wear to the paper, far from affecting imprint. A very nice copy. 207, (1) pp. + 8 pp. advertisements.. First edition of Mill's radical and enormously influential work on liberty, which "remains his most widely read book. It represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine, and its central point is one which had escaped both Mill's father and Bentham." (PMM 345)."On Liberty" constitutes one of the most important documents of political liberalism. The ideas presented in this hugely influential work have remained the basis of much liberal political thought ever since its appearance, and the work has remained in print continuously ever since its initial publication. To this day, a copy of On Liberty has been passed to the president of the British Liberals, and then Liberal Democrats, as a symbol of office and succession from the party that Mill helped found.In "On Liberty" Mill famously supports the individual's sovereignty over himself and presents the basis for liberty. It is here that one of the most fundamental statements of liberal thought is presented for the first time, namely "over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign". "On Liberty" constitutes a defense of the rights of the individual against the state, a justification of the freedom of the individual in opposition to what Mill calls the "tyranny of the majority". It is also in this work that the famous "Harm principle", or the principle of liberty, which stands at the very core of all liberal thought, is presented for the first time. "In "On Liberty" (1859) Mill defended the importance of individual freedom of thought and action, arguing that the individual is the best judge of his or her own good and that society benefits from the experimentation that occurs in an atmosphere of liberty." (" International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences". Ed. William A. Darity, Jr.. Vol. 8. 2nd ed., 2008. p 553)."Mill realized that the "greatest good" of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual. Hitherto, liberty had always been considered relative, in relation to tyranny or oppression: Mill extended tyranny to include a custom-ridden majority, and declared that "the sole end for which mankind is justified in interfering with liberty of action is self-protection". [...] His arguments for freedom of every kind through speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority, and his warning against it has a contemporary ring: "We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and, if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still"." (PMM 345). "Mill's son was to prove Britain's preeminent, or at least most famous, political philosopher of the nineteenth century, less for his writings on utilitarianism than for his System of Logic and his essay On Liberty, still today liberalism's chief manifesto." (Robert Wokler, in: "Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire". Ed. John Merriman and Jay Winter. Vol. 5. 2006. p. 2393)

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        Mongolischer Reiter tränkt sein Pferd an einer Furt. Im Hintergrund reiten zwei Soldaten in die Furt ein.

      . Bleist., geschabt v. A. A. v. Kotzebue, dat. 1859, 12,4 x 14,9 im Oval. Filigran ausgeführte Reiterszene aus dem militärischen Bereich. Bleistiftzeichnung, geschabt u. od. gekratzt, auf grün-blauem (Wasser) bis gelblichem (Himmel) Kreidetongrund. Rechts unter der Zeichnung monogrammiert AK und datiert 1859. Aus einem Album des Max von Eelking. Auf 2 Untersatzkartons alt montiert. Auf dem 2. handschriftlich von Eelking beschrieben: "v. Kotzebue, Kaiserl. Hof= (Schlachten) Maler, Sohn des Dichters, den die Mutter auf den Armen hatte, als der Gatte von Sand ermordet wurde." - zu Kotzebue: s. Thieme/B. u.a.a.O. zu Eelking: s. Allg. Dtsch. Biographie, 1877, Bd.5, S.653/54

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