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        The Vermont State House

      [c. 1859] - 5 ½ x 7 ½ in. Salt print on original mount with triple-rule printed border with printed caption "State Capitol---South View / Montpelier, Vt." Minor soiling but generally in very good condition with good contrast. The original Greek Classical Revival Vermont State House in Montpelier was built in 1836. The structure was gutted by fire in 1857, but the front portico survived. The present State House, designed by Thomas Silloway, was constructed on the same site in 1857-58. Silloway's splendid design replaced the old saucer-shaped dome with a tall gold dome supported by Ionic columns. This salt print photograph was taken around 1859 to commemorate the completion of the building. The foreground shows newly planted trees supported by white wooden frames.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. Interessantes Dokument aus der Studienzeit über arabische Sprachlehre zur Regelung der Hamza-Schreibung: "Hemza [recte: Hamza]. Wo Elif [recte: Alif] kein Dehnungsbuchstabe ist, sondern wie ein gelinder['] Hauch' auszusprechen, der konsonant ist, mit (Hemza, Stich[?]) bezeichnet [...]". - Das Kuvert (mit gut erhaltenem Siegel) adressiert an "Herrn Bruno Sparig | hier | abzugeben bei Schunck & Lang Katharinenstraße". - Oscar Becker, Sohn des Direktors des Lyceums in Odessa, studierte seit 1859 in Leipzig Staatswissenschaften, Mathematik und orientalische Sprachen. Im preußischen König ein Hindernis für Deutschlands Einigung erblickend, faßte er den Entschluß Wilhelm I. zu ermorden und setzte dies im Sommer 1861 in die Tat um, begab sich am 12. Juli nach Baden-Baden, wo der König sich zur Kur aufhielt, und feuerte am Vormittag des 14. Juli in der Lichtenthaler Allee beide Läufe seines Terzerols auf ihn ab. Wilhelm überlebte mit einer nur unbedeutenden Verletzung am Hals; Becker wurde vom Schwurgericht in Bruchsal zu 20 Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt, im Oktober 1866 auf König Wilhelms Fürsprache hin jedoch begnadigt. Deutschland verlassend und nach Nordamerika auswandernd, kehrte er 1868 wieder zurück, wanderte kurz darauf erneut aus und verstarb noch im selben Jahr in Alexandria.

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        Fiji and the Fijians. Edited by George Stringer Rowe.

      - New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1859.Original cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 40 woodengraved plates and illustrations (2 in colours). X,551 pp.* First published in London in 1858. - 'One of the outstanding works on Fiji. Reverend Thomas Williams, of Adelaide, Australia, lived as a Wesleyan missionary in Fiji for thirteen years. Reverend James Calvert, considered the 'father' of the Fiji missions, worked there for seventeen years. The preface to the first volume gives a few guidelines to the pronunciation of the Fijian language. The book contains information on the origins of the natives, their warlike tendencies, industrial produce, manners, customs, religion, and language. The enormity of the task attempted and accomplished in Fiji is a tribute to the persistent endeavors of the various missionary societies at work in the South Seas' (Hill 1885). - A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Kaufmann. Zeitschrift für Verbreitung kaufmännischer Kenntnisse unter Handlunsgehilfen und jungen Kaufleuten

      Halle, O. Hendel.. Jgge. 1859-68 in 10 Bdn. 4°. Mit tlw. gefalt. Karten u. zahlr. Warenproben-Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Berieb., Rü. tlw. brüchig.

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        The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman: A Narrative of Real Life

      J.G.K. Truair, Syracuse, NY 1859 - Very good (general wear to cloth, slight foxing to few leaves). 8vo 444 Scarce first issue (without subsequent pages/letters). See Johnson, IV, 22; also Porter (LC) #848. Porter, Dorothy B., ed. The Negro in the United States: A Select Bibliography #848: "Written in the third person, but apparently the work of Loguen." The copy in the Library of Congress (presumably her source) has 454 pages: "Testimony of Rev. E.P. Rogers", pp445-450. Loguen (1813-1872) : fugitive slave; escaped to Canada ca. 1835, settled in Syracuse, NY ca. 1 840 and became manager of the Underground Railroad chapter there; associate of Gerrit Smith and John Brown; ordained bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church in 1868 (Concise DAB, p.580). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogue of Fruit & Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery, Vines, Roses, & C. , cultivated and for sale at the Morris Nurseries, West Chester, Pa

      West Chester, Pa: Printed for the Proprietors, 1859 - The tenth edition of Morris Nurseries' catalogue. In the second half of the 19th-century West Chester, Pennsylvania became known for its nurseries. With easy access from a branch line to the Pennsylvania Main Line, nurseries in the area could service much of the east coast and Canada. Morris Nurseries was founded in 1849, and as of the printing of this catalogue had "70 acres devoted to tree culture". J.L. and Jasper Darlington, proprietors of the Morris Nurseries, were from the distinguished West Chester Darlington family that included famed horticulurist William Darlington An interesting record of the unprecedented abundance and choice of gardening and farming products that railways made available to consumers in the 19th-century (DARLINGTON, J.L. & CO) 8vo. [title page 1, [2, blank, 7-36 pp. Blue printed wrappers; pencil marks to title page, foxing throughout. Romaine p. 325, (Phi). OCLC [1], (EHF, lacking front printed wrapper.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Report of Commission appointed by the Governor-in-Chief to inquire into the Loss of the "Admella;" together with minutes of evidence and proceedings of Commission

      Adelaide: W.C.Cox, Government printer, 1859. Foolscap folio, 36, [iv] pp., last blank, large folding map; wrappers thumbed, some browning of the map, overall very good condition. The tragic wreck of the Admella. Uncommon: official report of the Commission tasked to investigate the appalling loss of the steamship {i Admella} off the coast of South Australia in 1859. The tragedy marks a nadir in Australian maritime history: 'In terms of human suffering, the wreck of the steamship {i Admella }is ranked by historians as one of the worst in human history' writes Jack Loney in his sweeping account of the appalling disaster which claimed 89 lives from a total of 113 passengers and crew. An unusually violent ocean limited the efforts of rescuers, and the 24 survivors owed their lives to the grim heroism of local fisherman and sailors (some of whom drowned in the attempt). This report of the Commission, printed for the benefit of Parliament and other interested parties, collects a wide variety of first hand testimonials from the survivors their rescuers. Of special interest is the large folding map showing the courses steered by the {i Admella }up to the time of her wreckage, and also the track of the {i Bombay }and the {i Havilah }from Melbourne, two vessels nearby at the time the shipwreck.

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        Papers Relative to the Affairs of British Columbia. Parts I and 2. [With] Further Papers Relative to the Affairs of British Columbia. Parts 3 and 4

      Printed by George Edward Eyrne and William Spottiswoode, London - 1859-1962. (Hardcover) Good to very good. vii,83;vii.93;vi,110;v,80pp. 4 Parts Folio bound in recent half speckled calf and marbled boards with 11 maps (9 folding) partly coloured in outline. Institutional handstamps on edges with perforated stamp, institutional handstamp and withdrawn stamp on titlepage of Part I. Map in Part I brittle with tear repaired on back and large folding map in Part II brittle with large 2" chip at fold in blank area, rebacked with tissue. Part II bound out of order. Scarce especially complete in 4 parts. Lowther 86. Contents: pt 1. Copies of despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of British Columbia, and from the Governor of British Columbia to the Secretary of State relative to government of the colony; also, copies of the act of Parliament to provide for the government of British Columbia; Governor's commission and instructions; order in council to provide for the administration of justice; and instrument revoking so much of the crown grant of 30th May 1838 to the Hudson's Bay Company for exclusive tradinng with the Indians as relates to the territories comprised within the colony of British Columbia. Pts 2-4. Copies of despatches . Relative to the governemnt of the colony. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA Y DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA CIUDAD Y DEPARTAMENTO NAVAL DEL FERROL.

      - Dedicatoria autógrafa a José Joaquín de James. 718 pp.+1 vista litográfica plegada del centro de población y arsenales del Ferrol+1 mapa topográfico plegado del puerto de El Ferrol+1 plano plegado de la ciudad+4 láminas con diversas vistas de la ciudad. Enc. en media piel con nervios de época. 21,5x16. Bien conservado. Imp. de Beltrán y Viñas. Madrid, 1859. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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        MEMOIRS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. TWO VOLUMES

      Derby & Jackson, N. Y. ,. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1859 Edition,. 1/4 Leather,. . Published in 1859, this is the Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, written by Franklin himself and continued by his grandson and others. Both volumes have been professionally restored with marbled end papers and one-quarter tan leather and matching cloth binding. Marbled edges on each volume. Illustrated. 6 1/2 in. X 9 1/4 in. Volume I, 624 pages; Volume II, 517 pages. Age foxing to free end papers and to some of the borders of the illustrations. Each volume is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Due to restoration books are in Near Fine condition. ; 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in., .

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        SIX (6) HANDWRITTEN SHIPS' LOGS IN ONE FOLIO VOLUME, RECORDING THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF SIX DIFFERENT SHIPS IN THE FLEET OF THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, 1859-1862

      1859. Original manuscript. Quarter-leather & cloth. Very Good. About 325pp of holograph entries, inked in a legible hand. Unpaginated. 6 consecutive logs: pp. 195, H.M.S. Mersey; 10pp, H.M.S. Victory; 11pp H.M.S. Fisgard; 13pp H.M.S. Wanderer; 21pp H.M.S. Exmouth; 77pp, H.M.S. Doris. Average four to seven entries per page, some divided into 24 hour periods. Headings tell location of ship (or its destination), and each entry offers “bearing and distance” data, as well as daily “remarks” on sailing progress, technical usage of steam or sail, daily duties and drills and training exercises, and the comings, goings, and meetings with other ships. + 7 pencil sketches and one map in pencil, all hand-drawn on heavy stock and inserted at various points in the book. The sketches are of high quality, demonstrating Caffin’s considerable skill as a draftsman. Titled as follows: (a) 2 ½” x 10 ¼” July 8, 1859, “Hobb’s Nose”, Devonshire, depicting mountain and island at entrance to Torbay. (b) 7 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Peak of Teneriffe” Dec. 25, 1860. (c) 1- ¾” x 7 ½” “Deseria Island” Jan. 1,7, 1861. (d) 5” x 7 ¾” “HMS Wanderer, 4 guns”, depicting fully rigged ship, preceding title page of the "Wanderer” log. (e) 2 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Cape St. Vincent and Lighthouse” (southernmost point of Portugal), Sept. 5, 1861. (f) 4 ¾” x 8 ¾” “View of Acre from the Sea, April 21, 1862. (g) 4 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Town and Yard of Rhodes as Taken from HMS Doris, May 15, 1862. The map, 7 ¾” x 10 ½”, shows the “Track of HMS Wanderer from Plymouth to Malta, Sept. 16th” [1861]--from Southern England through the Mediterranean to Malta (No. Africa depicted below), showing each day’s position at sea. Very nicely drawn. ~~ Bound in quarter leather and cloth with leather cover label, "Log / Kept by / C.C." Spine ends of the volume are worn, joints starting, interior clean and legible.& & Crawford Caffin was the son of Sir James Crawford Caffin (1812-83), an Admiral in the British Royal Navy became a naval-aide-de-camp to the Queen in 1863 after his noteworthy service in the Baltic, then was made a K.C.B. (Knight Commander of Bath) in 1868. The younger Caffin, a midshipman during the time covered by the logs, was later promoted to naval commander for his services in the transport department during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879. ~~ Log #1: H.M.S. Mersey - 40 Guns, Capt. H. Caldwell, C.B. - April 21, 1859-March 23, 1861. This log occupies over half the book (195 pages of entries). The Mersey, a wooden screw frigate carrying 40 guns, was part of the Channel Fleet, and according to a contemporary log penned by a crewman on another vessel of the Fleet (William Loney, of the “James Watt”), she held 560 men, chiefly “young fellows”. Most of the time in the period covered by the log, the Mersey “cruizes” up and down the Channel, usually with other members of “the Squadron”, to Portland Roads, Portsmouth (“Spithead”), Torbay, etc. She also spends periods that can last up to 8 weeks or so at anchor or moored while the ship is refurbished and the men continue their training. She does, however, also cruise also “off Ireland,” and she moors at several places in Ireland and Scotland, and sails all the way to Jamaica (by way of Portugal) at the end of 1860 , with a stop at Bermuda in 1861 on the return journey. ~ Setting the pattern for the following five logs, the Mersey Log, despite its fairly terse language, provides vivid pictures not only of the daily minutiae of maneuvering the various sails and the steam boilers and screw, but also of the daily life of men on duty in the Royal Navy. Caffin not only scrupulously lists the furling and unfurling of various sails and the other ships of England and many other countries that come in or out of port (frigates, flag ships, gun boats, steamers, transport ships, men-of-war, other members of the Squadron, and various yachts---mostly royal ones), but also carefully outlines his daily duties and those of the men. These include “condensing water” (often 3 or 4 tons at a time, making seawater drinkable), “cleansing the ship thoroughly”; taking on provisions, usually “beef and vegetables” (“and spirits”), “swinging the ship to adjust standard compasses”; fitting, repairing, and scrubbing hammocks; “scrubbing and washing” clothes; “coaling” the ship; holystoning (i.e. scrubbing and whitening the decks), scraping, caulking and painting the ship; “placing new screw and stowing old ones [and] fitting new wheel”; scraping the gun carriages, “stowing the hold” etc. There are “divine services” every Sunday. In addition to the sailors (midshipmen, first and second-class “boys”, “ordinary seamen”, and “young gentlemen” i.e. cadets), the ship also houses a variety of craftsmen including sailmakers, ropemakers, carpenters, and “artificers” who do odd jobs. ~ All classes of men are daily “mustered at quarters” or by Division and are “exercised” in gun drill, cutlass drill, rifle drill, knotting and splicing, “practicing heaving the lead”, firing shot and shell at targets set up in the water, etc. There is also much “saluting” with gunfire, for occasions including the arrival of foreign ships bearing dignitaries as well as ships showing the Admiral’s flag or bearing various Admirals, etc.; “royal” salutes for Prince Albert’s birthday, in honor of the Empress of Russia’s birthday, as Her Majesty passes by on another ship, when the Royal yacht is sighted with its standard flying, and more; and occasions such as a salute “in honor of the victories in China” (11/5/60). These usually involve 21 guns, though some require fewer, e.g. 17 guns to salute the Governor of Bermuda. ~ On the more personal side, the Mersey log also records the punishment of various sailors, (names and ranks given) usually with 36-48 lashes “ as per warrant”. These floggings are sometimes unexplained, sometimes described as being for theft or desertion. There are several deaths recorded: “washed overboard, James Hayward…and J. Summers…both being [“drowned” added in pencil]…too great a sea running to lower a boat” (2/27/60) and “John Beattie fell overboard…and was drowned” (4/1/60). Another cause of death: “fell from post mail topsail yardarm Henry Duke…and was killed” (7/1/60). One man even dies a natural (?) death: “Departed this life Mr. James Rusden (Master)…Sent boats away to convey remains of James Rusden to his grave” (7/14/60). When the Mersey is at anchor, “invalids” are taken to the hospital or retrieved from it, men are sent to “gaol” (e.g. five go to Dorchester Gaol on 11/5/60) and sometimes new crew members join, e.g. “joined as 1st Lieutenant Mr. Phipps” (2/7/60) and “received two boys First Class from Cambridge” (10/30/60). The men are paid monthly, and occasionally Caffin mentions giving various subgroups of men shore leave. ~ Log #2: H.M.S. Victory - Capt. R. Cook - March 24, 1861-May 28, 1861. The Victory remains at Portsmouth Harbor for the entire two months of this 9 ½-page log. She seems to be engaged primarily in training and drilling “boys and school apprentices.” “Read prayers” is almost a daily entry. The biggest event is the long-lasting firing of guns “on the occasion of the funeral of the Duchess of Kent”, the Queen’s mother (3/24/61). ~ Log #3: H.M.S. Fisgard - Capt. H.S. Hawker - May 29, 1861-August 8, 1861. A 46-gun frigate, the Fisgard’s chief business at this point, like that of the Victory above, seems to be the training of boys and “novices”. Also like the Victory, she spends the period of the log anchored, in this case “off Woolwich”, though “working parties” are sent back and forth to the dockyards, as well as “church parties”. There are, however, no daily prayer services recorded. This log is 10 ½ pages long. ~ Log #4: H.M.S. Wanderer -& Commander Mr. C. Seymour - August 9, 1861-September 17, 1861. This 13-page log opens when the Wanderer is at Sheerness (a Royal Naval dockyard on the island of Sheppey, in North Kent, at the mouth of the River Medway), and after an inspection by a Vice-Admiral on 8/19, she sails to Plymouth. On 8/31, she starts for Gibraltar, where she arrives on 9/7, and from there goes on to Malta, where she arrives on 9/17 in the final entry. ~ Log #5: H.M.S. Exmouth - 90 guns, Capt. J.A. Paynter - September 16, 1861-February 11, 1862. 21 pages, with about 7 entries/page, as opposed to the usual 4 or 5. Like the two ships above, the Exmouth spends the log either “off Naples” or “moored in the military mode—Naples”. A busy listing of ships arriving and departing, several “medical inspections”, and the usual drills, e.g. “young gentlemen firing at target” (10/29). More striking are the unusual number (4) of deaths : “Fell from aloft and was killed Samuel Light…sent funeral party ashore to bury the remains…”(1/7/62); “Fell from aloft C. Simpson (1/27), who “departed this life” on 1/29; “departed this life G. Hewitt…funeral party sent….” (2/3) and “departed this life James Demage…funeral party sent” (2/8). Also noteworthy are a desertion (William Garicault left ship without leave, ditto returned” (11/12); the “firing of guns in memory of HRH the Prince Consort” (12/24, although Albert died on 12/14); and the observing of “an eruption of Vesuvius (12/8), which was “still throwing up sand and stones” on 12/17. There are also two floggings. ~ Log #6: H.M.S. Doris - 32 guns, Capt. Sir Leopold McClintock - February 12, 1862-November 27, 1862. The second longest log at 77 pages. The ship sails around the Mediterranean, while the men are drilled, e.g. “2nd class boys firing with pistol” (3/26), “ordinary seamen and 1st class boys at seamanship” (3/28), and “put target overboard. Exercises young gentlemen and…gun crews, firing at target with shot and shell, grape and case” (6/16). There is the usual “saluting”, e.g. “saluted the Egyptian flag with 21 guns” (2/29), a royal salute 5/24 in honor of the Queen’s birthday, “a royal salute and hoisted mast head flag in honor of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne”, etc. There is a visit from the Prince of Wales (6/3), and the Doris accompanies the royal yacht from Malta to Marseilles (6/6-6/11), including a “stop while His Royal Highness bathed” (6/9). In October, the Doris tows from Tunis to Malta a yacht “which broke her main shaft” (10/27-30). The many destinations in this log include Corfu, Alexandria, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Tyre, Sidon, “Beyrout”, Tripoli, Rhodes, Paros, Patmos, Smyrna, Sultanieh Castle in the Dardanelles, Cephalonia, Malta, Marseilles, Messina, Palermo, Naples, Civita Vecchia, and Syracuse. ~ In addition to the Prince’s visit and the dealings with the royal yacht, noteworthy events include “divers repairing false keel” (7/7-7/8, 7/10), several floggings, the “disrating of James Jacobs,(ships corporal) to ordinary seaman”, the confinement of “Christopher Warde in cuffs for 4 days as per warrant”, and the day “J. Saunders fell overboard. Stopped and let go life buoy. Lowered cutter and picked man up” (6/16). [Our reading notes will accompany this manuscript.]& & & & & & & & &

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        FIRST RIPE FRUIT GATHERED: A PASTORAL SKETCH OF A YOUNG LAWYER (1859)

      Sanborn & Carter, Portland, Maine 1859 - Clean dark brown cloth, front cover decorated with gilt. Text tight, clean & intact. Old Portland, Maine imprint. First Edition. Faint inscription on free front endpaper, dated August 3,1861. Pages very lightly foxed. Religion; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 72 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPORT ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT etc

      Toronto: Canada, Legislative Assembly. 1859. hb. 4to, Unpaginated In extraordinarily nice condition, having regard to age and delicacy of the maps. The nicest copy we've had in twenty years . This item was published in 1859 as Appendix 4 to the Seventeenth Volume of the Journals of The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (as it was then called). It had previously been published by Dawson in 1858. This version also includes a letter by Bishop Tache (the bishop of St. Boniface) on the Red River settlement and the "half-breeds" in the settlement. See Peel #207. It contains a coloured map showing "the Route by Road & Navigation for Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans", as well as two very long folding maps; one showing the "Profile of Route by the Grand Portage and Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake", and the other being a "Plan Shewing the Region Explored by S. J. Dawson and his party between Fort William and the great Saskatchewan River". The maps are in surprisingly nice condition, with usual creasing but no significant defects. Bound with this scarce item is Henry Youle Hind's "REPORTS OF PROGRESS; together with A Preliminary and General Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition etc....". also printed in 1859 as Appendix no. 36 of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly, Canada. See Peel #211. It contains six folding maps (four coloured), two plates and a number of engraved illustrations. Condition throughout is excellent. Both these items are bound together in contemporary black cloth. .

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit kolor. lithogr. Titel und 30 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Qu.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.,

      1859 - Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a. in sorgfältigem, feinem Kolorit . Im Handel sind nur unkolorierte Exemplare bekannt.- Der kolorierte lithographierte Titel mit einer Ansicht von Preetz.- Leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Esquisses parisiennes.

      Poulet-Malassis |& De Broise 1859 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Dos légèrement passé, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrativa de serviços no libertar-se o Brazil da dominação portugueza.

      James Ridgway, Londrés 1859 - xv, 321 pp. 8vo. (23 cm). Blue pebbled cloth paneled in blind, gilt titles on spine, yellow endpapers. The Portuguese translation of the second volume of "Narrative of services on the liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil" by Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860), the commander of the Chilean navy from 1818-1823, and of the Brazilian navy from 1823-1825. "Arrogant, ill-tempered, cantankerous, bellicose, Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful frontline frigate captains of his day. [and he] and other British naval officers, entirely unofficially, had made a note inconsiderable contribution to the cause of Brazilian independence and, more important, Brazilian unity," Leslie Bethell, Brazil: Empire and Republic 1822-1930 (Cambridge Univ Press, 1989) p. 35-36. See Sabin 21274 (English Version). Phillips p. 34. Borba de Moraes I, 235. Boards lightly rubbed, nick to rear edge, else a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, scattered foxing, bookseller label on rear pastedown, one removed from front pastedown. A beautiful bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harvard Class of 1859 Photographic Yearbook

      [Cambridge: University Press, 1859]. (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) Folio. 93 oval albumen bust portraits (5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.) of class of 1859 and selected faculty and administration, most SIGNED in ink by sitter beneath image with date and place of birth. Some portraits second generation. Full gilt-paneled black morocoo; a.e.g. Titled in gilt to spine "Harvard College. James Schouler" and front cover, "Class of 1859." Spine chipped with loss to title, covers detached . Notables included here are US Congressman William H. Perry; and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, all of whom SIGNED have signed their portraits. The faculty portraits include professor of zoology and geology Louis Agassiz, who also SIGNED. Probably the most notable graduate of the class of 1859, from a modern perspective, was the philosopher and mathematician, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), who has been called the founder of American pragmatism.  It is a rare image of the thinker of whom Paul Weiss wrote in the DAB: "This much is now certain; he is the most original and versatile of America's philosophers and America's greatest logician" Peirce has signed his photo, with his place and date of birth, beneath: "Charles S. Peirce / 1839 September 10 Cambridge"

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        SIX (6) HANDWRITTEN SHIPS' LOGS IN ONE FOLIO VOLUME, RECORDING THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF SIX DIFFERENT SHIPS IN THE FLEET OF THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, 1859-1862

      1859. Original manuscript. Quarter-leather & cloth. Very Good. About 325pp of holograph entries, inked in a legible hand. Unpaginated. 6 consecutive logs: pp. 195, H.M.S. Mersey; 10pp, H.M.S. Victory; 11pp H.M.S. Fisgard; 13pp H.M.S. Wanderer; 21pp H.M.S. Exmouth; 77pp, H.M.S. Doris. Average four to seven entries per page, some divided into 24 hour periods. Headings tell location of ship (or its destination), and each entry offers “bearing and distance” data, as well as daily “remarks” on sailing progress, technical usage of steam or sail, daily duties and drills and training exercises, and the comings, goings, and meetings with other ships. + 7 pencil sketches and one map in pencil, all hand-drawn on heavy stock and inserted at various points in the book. The sketches are of high quality, demonstrating Caffin’s considerable skill as a draftsman. Titled as follows: (a) 2 ½” x 10 ¼” July 8, 1859, “Hobb’s Nose”, Devonshire, depicting mountain and island at entrance to Torbay. (b) 7 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Peak of Teneriffe” Dec. 25, 1860. (c) 1- ¾” x 7 ½” “Deseria Island” Jan. 1,7, 1861. (d) 5” x 7 ¾” “HMS Wanderer, 4 guns”, depicting fully rigged ship, preceding title page of the "Wanderer” log. (e) 2 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Cape St. Vincent and Lighthouse” (southernmost point of Portugal), Sept. 5, 1861. (f) 4 ¾” x 8 ¾” “View of Acre from the Sea, April 21, 1862. (g) 4 ¾” x 11 ¼” “Town and Yard of Rhodes as Taken from HMS Doris, May 15, 1862. The map, 7 ¾” x 10 ½”, shows the “Track of HMS Wanderer from Plymouth to Malta, Sept. 16th” [1861]--from Southern England through the Mediterranean to Malta (No. Africa depicted below), showing each day’s position at sea. Very nicely drawn. ~~ Bound in quarter leather and cloth with leather cover label, "Log / Kept by / C.C." Spine ends of the volume are worn, joints starting, interior clean and legible. Crawford Caffin was the son of Sir James Crawford Caffin (1812-83), an Admiral in the British Royal Navy became a naval-aide-de-camp to the Queen in 1863 after his noteworthy service in the Baltic, then was made a K.C.B. (Knight Commander of Bath) in 1868. The younger Caffin, a midshipman during the time covered by the logs, was later promoted to naval commander for his services in the transport department during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879. ~~ Log #1: H.M.S. Mersey - 40 Guns, Capt. H. Caldwell, C.B. - April 21, 1859-March 23, 1861. This log occupies over half the book (195 pages of entries). The Mersey, a wooden screw frigate carrying 40 guns, was part of the Channel Fleet, and according to a contemporary log penned by a crewman on another vessel of the Fleet (William Loney, of the “James Watt”), she held 560 men, chiefly “young fellows”. Most of the time in the period covered by the log, the Mersey “cruizes” up and down the Channel, usually with other members of “the Squadron”, to Portland Roads, Portsmouth (“Spithead”), Torbay, etc. She also spends periods that can last up to 8 weeks or so at anchor or moored while the ship is refurbished and the men continue their training. She does, however, also cruise also “off Ireland,” and she moors at several places in Ireland and Scotland, and sails all the way to Jamaica (by way of Portugal) at the end of 1860 , with a stop at Bermuda in 1861 on the return journey. ~ Setting the pattern for the following five logs, the Mersey Log, despite its fairly terse language, provides vivid pictures not only of the daily minutiae of maneuvering the various sails and the steam boilers and screw, but also of the daily life of men on duty in the Royal Navy. Caffin not only scrupulously lists the furling and unfurling of various sails and the other ships of England and many other countries that come in or out of port (frigates, flag ships, gun boats, steamers, transport ships, men-of-war, other members of the Squadron, and various yachts---mostly royal ones), but also carefully outlines his daily duties and those of the men. These include “condensing water” (often 3 or 4 tons at a time, making seawater drinkable), “cleansing the ship thoroughly”; taking on provisions, usually “beef and vegetables” (“and spirits”), “swinging the ship to adjust standard compasses”; fitting, repairing, and scrubbing hammocks; “scrubbing and washing” clothes; “coaling” the ship; holystoning (i.e. scrubbing and whitening the decks), scraping, caulking and painting the ship; “placing new screw and stowing old ones [and] fitting new wheel”; scraping the gun carriages, “stowing the hold” etc. There are “divine services” every Sunday. In addition to the sailors (midshipmen, first and second-class “boys”, “ordinary seamen”, and “young gentlemen” i.e. cadets), the ship also houses a variety of craftsmen including sailmakers, ropemakers, carpenters, and “artificers” who do odd jobs. ~ All classes of men are daily “mustered at quarters” or by Division and are “exercised” in gun drill, cutlass drill, rifle drill, knotting and splicing, “practicing heaving the lead”, firing shot and shell at targets set up in the water, etc. There is also much “saluting” with gunfire, for occasions including the arrival of foreign ships bearing dignitaries as well as ships showing the Admiral’s flag or bearing various Admirals, etc.; “royal” salutes for Prince Albert’s birthday, in honor of the Empress of Russia’s birthday, as Her Majesty passes by on another ship, when the Royal yacht is sighted with its standard flying, and more; and occasions such as a salute “in honor of the victories in China” (11/5/60). These usually involve 21 guns, though some require fewer, e.g. 17 guns to salute the Governor of Bermuda. ~ On the more personal side, the Mersey log also records the punishment of various sailors, (names and ranks given) usually with 36-48 lashes “ as per warrant”. These floggings are sometimes unexplained, sometimes described as being for theft or desertion. There are several deaths recorded: “washed overboard, James Hayward…and J. Summers…both being [“drowned” added in pencil]…too great a sea running to lower a boat” (2/27/60) and “John Beattie fell overboard…and was drowned” (4/1/60). Another cause of death: “fell from post mail topsail yardarm Henry Duke…and was killed” (7/1/60). One man even dies a natural (?) death: “Departed this life Mr. James Rusden (Master)…Sent boats away to convey remains of James Rusden to his grave” (7/14/60). When the Mersey is at anchor, “invalids” are taken to the hospital or retrieved from it, men are sent to “gaol” (e.g. five go to Dorchester Gaol on 11/5/60) and sometimes new crew members join, e.g. “joined as 1st Lieutenant Mr. Phipps” (2/7/60) and “received two boys First Class from Cambridge” (10/30/60). The men are paid monthly, and occasionally Caffin mentions giving various subgroups of men shore leave. ~ Log #2: H.M.S. Victory - Capt. R. Cook - March 24, 1861-May 28, 1861. The Victory remains at Portsmouth Harbor for the entire two months of this 9 ½-page log. She seems to be engaged primarily in training and drilling “boys and school apprentices.” “Read prayers” is almost a daily entry. The biggest event is the long-lasting firing of guns “on the occasion of the funeral of the Duchess of Kent”, the Queen’s mother (3/24/61). ~ Log #3: H.M.S. Fisgard - Capt. H.S. Hawker - May 29, 1861-August 8, 1861. A 46-gun frigate, the Fisgard’s chief business at this point, like that of the Victory above, seems to be the training of boys and “novices”. Also like the Victory, she spends the period of the log anchored, in this case “off Woolwich”, though “working parties” are sent back and forth to the dockyards, as well as “church parties”. There are, however, no daily prayer services recorded. This log is 10 ½ pages long. ~ Log #4: H.M.S. Wanderer -Commander Mr. C. Seymour - August 9, 1861-September 17, 1861. This 13-page log opens when the Wanderer is at Sheerness (a Royal Naval dockyard on the island of Sheppey, in North Kent, at the mouth of the River Medway), and after an inspection by a Vice-Admiral on 8/19, she sails to Plymouth. On 8/31, she starts for Gibraltar, where she arrives on 9/7, and from there goes on to Malta, where she arrives on 9/17 in the final entry. ~ Log #5: H.M.S. Exmouth - 90 guns, Capt. J.A. Paynter - September 16, 1861-February 11, 1862. 21 pages, with about 7 entries/page, as opposed to the usual 4 or 5. Like the two ships above, the Exmouth spends the log either “off Naples” or “moored in the military mode—Naples”. A busy listing of ships arriving and departing, several “medical inspections”, and the usual drills, e.g. “young gentlemen firing at target” (10/29). More striking are the unusual number (4) of deaths : “Fell from aloft and was killed Samuel Light…sent funeral party ashore to bury the remains…”(1/7/62); “Fell from aloft C. Simpson (1/27), who “departed this life” on 1/29; “departed this life G. Hewitt…funeral party sent….” (2/3) and “departed this life James Demage…funeral party sent” (2/8). Also noteworthy are a desertion (William Garicault left ship without leave, ditto returned” (11/12); the “firing of guns in memory of HRH the Prince Consort” (12/24, although Albert died on 12/14); and the observing of “an eruption of Vesuvius (12/8), which was “still throwing up sand and stones” on 12/17. There are also two floggings. ~ Log #6: H.M.S. Doris - 32 guns, Capt. Sir Leopold McClintock - February 12, 1862-November 27, 1862. The second longest log at 77 pages. The ship sails around the Mediterranean, while the men are drilled, e.g. “2nd class boys firing with pistol” (3/26), “ordinary seamen and 1st class boys at seamanship” (3/28), and “put target overboard. Exercises young gentlemen and…gun crews, firing at target with shot and shell, grape and case” (6/16). There is the usual “saluting”, e.g. “saluted the Egyptian flag with 21 guns” (2/29), a royal salute 5/24 in honor of the Queen’s birthday, “a royal salute and hoisted mast head flag in honor of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne”, etc. There is a visit from the Prince of Wales (6/3), and the Doris accompanies the royal yacht from Malta to Marseilles (6/6-6/11), including a “stop while His Royal Highness bathed” (6/9). In October, the Doris tows from Tunis to Malta a yacht “which broke her main shaft” (10/27-30). The many destinations in this log include Corfu, Alexandria, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Tyre, Sidon, “Beyrout”, Tripoli, Rhodes, Paros, Patmos, Smyrna, Sultanieh Castle in the Dardanelles, Cephalonia, Malta, Marseilles, Messina, Palermo, Naples, Civita Vecchia, and Syracuse. ~ In addition to the Prince’s visit and the dealings with the royal yacht, noteworthy events include “divers repairing false keel” (7/7-7/8, 7/10), several floggings, the “disrating of James Jacobs,(ships corporal) to ordinary seaman”, the confinement of “Christopher Warde in cuffs for 4 days as per warrant”, and the day “J. Saunders fell overboard. Stopped and let go life buoy. Lowered cutter and picked man up” (6/16). [Our reading notes will accompany this manuscript.] 

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        IRON MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO THE FURNACES, FORGES AND ROLLING MIL

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

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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

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

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

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        Five watercolour paintings on paper mounted on card

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

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        Map of the Country Between Lake Superior & Vancouver Island.

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

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

      Henry G. Langley & Samuel A. Morison,, San Francisco: 1859 - The second & final appearance of this interesting compilation, and now fairly uncommon on the commercial market- only one copy at auction the last 25 years. VG (minor extremity wear/usual light foxing & browning to paper). Contemporary black half leather binding with brown cloth boards. Flat back. Gilt spine lettering. 12mo. 7-7/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition thus (Cowan, p 610; Greenwood CALIF IMPRINTS 1173; Sabin 10045). iv, 432 pp. Preliminary 4 pp are adverts @ front, as are the final12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Self-Help;

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

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

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

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

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

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        Love Me Little, Love Me Long

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

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

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

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        Des bohemiens et de leur musique en Hongrie

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

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        Steam Fire Engine] Built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.

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

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        Autograph letter,

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

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

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

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        Contributions a la flore fossile italienne

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

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        British Wild Flowers

      London: William Smith; printer: Bradbury and Evans, 1859. Quarter Morocco. Very Good . 4to, xvi, 311 pp + 60 hand-colored floral plates. Nissen 1233. Indistinguishable from the 1st ed. issued a decade prior. The floral illustrations are consistently well-composed and delightful, and their size and careful definition actually make them more informative as a visual reference than more modern photographic compilations of wild flowers. The accompanying text is concise and helpfully supplements the visual presentation. Very clean copy with de minimus soil marks. Text pages have some light age toning. Plates are bright and fresh. Most tissue guards survive and crisp; one has half missing. Some wear to red morocco. Cloth has soiling. Dimensions: 12 by 9.5 inches, 30 by 24 cm.

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        Bird's Eye View of New Orleans

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

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. From the discovery of the American Continent to the Declaration of Independence.

      George Routledge and Sons. London.,1859-61 - NEW EDITION. 7 Volumes. 8vo. (6.7 x 4.5 inches).Very good, clean copies in early bindings of half brown calf, the spines all unifrormly faded to an attractive tan colour. Raised bands with gilt striping. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title labes, gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Small book label of W H Smith, Strand, London, on inner rear board of each volume. All edges marbled. Some rubbing and chipping to spine tops. Three volumes with some old worm damage (the volumes are all clean and free from any bugs) to hinges. All boards and spines are solid and firm. Overall an attractively bound set of this classic work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: Books Renewed]
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        Gedachten over vrijheid

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Kenyon]
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        Medicina domestica omeopatica considerata siccome ramo di educazione

      De Maddalena, Milano 1859 - in 8° - pp.1136 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta, incisioni n.t. e qualcuna f.t. - Ottimo stato di conservazione - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        Histoire Du Canada Depuis Sa Découverte Jusqu’à Nos Jours Troisième Édition Revue Et Corrigée.

      Quebec: P. Lamoureux, 1859. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxii, 371; 457; 373. with half-titles. A nice set in contemporary roan, all edges gilt (marginal dampstains to endleaves in Vols. I-II). Third Revised Edition of a "French-Canadian classic". "In writing the history of the colony, Garneau looked beyond the civil, military, and religious leaders to base his work on the men and women who had pioneered and developed the country; in so doing he provided inspiration and themes for a generation of poets, novelists, folklorists, and writers of memoirs." (Story) TPL 2455. Dionne I 362n. Gagnon I p. 198. Sabin 26675. Story p. 309. cfLande 261. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT etc.

      Canada, Legislative Assembly, Toronto 1859 - 4to, Unpaginated In extraordinarily nice condition, having regard to age and delicacy of the maps. The nicest copy we've had in twenty years This item was published in 1859 as Appendix 4 to the Seventeenth Volume of the Journals of The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (as it was then called). It had previously been published by Dawson in 1858. This version also includes a letter by Bishop Tache (the bishop of St. Boniface) on the Red River settlement and the "half-breeds" in the settlement. See Peel #207. It contains a coloured map showing "the Route by Road & Navigation for Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans", as well as two very long folding maps; one showing the "Profile of Route by the Grand Portage and Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake", and the other being a "Plan Shewing the Region Explored by S. J. Dawson and his party between Fort William and the great Saskatchewan River". The maps are in surprisingly nice condition, with usual creasing but no significant defects. Bound with this scarce item is Henry Youle Hind's "REPORTS OF PROGRESS; together with A Preliminary and General Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition etc.". also printed in 1859 as Appendix no. 36 of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly, Canada. See Peel #211. It contains six folding maps (four coloured), two plates and a number of engraved illustrations. Condition throughout is excellent. Both these items are bound together in contemporary black cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        Historia Eclesiástica de España ó Adiciones a la Historia General de la Iglesia escrita por Alzog.

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

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        Ueber die Natur der constitutionellsyphilitischen

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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