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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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      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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        Venezianische Impression mit Blick nach Santa Maria della Salute.

      . Lithographie, auf JW-Zanders-Bütten, signiert und numeriert. 17:23 cm. Nr. 32 von 100 Exx. - Im breiten Rand etwas unfrisch und mit diagonaler Knickfalte.. Als Graphikerin und Pastellzeichnerin in Berlin tätig. Ausbildung in Dresden bei P. Baum (1859-1932). Studienreisen nach Paris, in der Bretagne und Italien. 1914 Bronze Medaille Bugra Leipzig. Graphik für Mappenwerk des Kunstsalon Hermann Abell 1921; Verleger meist P. Cassirer und J.B. Neumann. Werke von der Künstlerin besitzen u.a. die Kupferstichkabinette in Berlin, Dresden und Stuttgart sowie die Uffizien in Florenz, das British Museum London, die Pinakothek in München und das Städelsche Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main.

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        Architectura Numismatica; or, ARCHITECTURAL MEDALS of Classical Antiquity : Illustrated and Explained By Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text

      Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen, London, 1859. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. Size: Quarto (approx A4). xxxxi, 349, [55]. .. [55] leaves of plates not included in pagination, text ills. Reset in original publishers blind stamped boards with gilt medallion and title on front board. New spine with gilt title and new binders end papers. Sporadic light foxing throughout but no other defects. Donaldson was Professor of Architecture at UCL from 1841-1865. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; 19th century; Inventory No: 10360..

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        An einem gedeckten Tisch sitzende Frau im Profil nach rechts, im Hintergrund Vierwaldstätter See mit Hochgebirgskulisse bei Nacht.

      . Aquarell und Pinsel in Schwarz, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert "Emma Bormann Hertenstein 13.7.30.", verso nochmals signiert. 36,7:25,3 cm. Knickfalte links oben, Oberrand etwas unfrisch. Die Ortschaft Hertenstein gehört zur Gemeinde Weggis und liegt am Vierwaldstätter See im Schweizer Kanton Luzern.. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Durch die Arbeiten L. Michaleks (1859-1942) u. O. Laskes (1874-1951) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Ab 1913 Studium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Michaleks. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a. 1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 Paris, 1932 Prag. 1940-1950 in China, Hongkong, Shanghai sowie Japan, Peking und Tokyo. Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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      Cambridge:: Macmillan,, 1859. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ First Edition First Printing bound in full brown leather rebacked with new leather spine and endpapers. Seal of the University of Aberdeen on the front cover (likely a prize binding--no other markings). Raised bands spine, gilt lettering on black leather spine label, marbled edges. Cover edge wear, scuffs covers. 12mo. 485 pp. With Errata slip and foldout plate, as issued.

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      1859. [complete in Harper's Weekly] In Three Books - Splendidly Illustrated. In: Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization. New York: Harper & Brothers, May 7 - December 3, 1859. All of the weekly issues for 1859, bound up into one volume bound in three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards. First Appearance in America of one of Dickens's best-known tales. In England, this tale appeared weekly in All The Year Round between the end of April and the end of November 1859, and also in eight-in-seven monthly parts from June through December of the same year; the book edition was issued there on 21 November. In the United States, Harper & Brothers paid for the right to issue this novel in Harper's Weekly, where it did appear serially in 31 issues from May 7th through December 3rd 1859; John McLenan prepared 31 chapter vignettes plus 33 other illustrations for this serialization. (T. B. Peterson of Philadelphia in turn bought the illustrations and, by arrangement with Harper's, published A TALE OF TWO CITIES in book form, in numerous formats, upon the end of serialization -- about two weeks after the U.K. book edition.)~This 16-inch-tall volume includes all of the weekly issues for 1859, beginning with that of January 1 and ending with that of December 31. In addition to A TALE OF TWO CITIES, the volume includes the beginning of Wilkie Collins's THE WOMAN IN WHITE (which immediately followed A TALE OF TWO CITIES in All The Year Round). It also includes many other fascinating articles and illustrations of the day, just two years before the commencement of the American Civil War. (For example, there are numerous stirring illustrations from battles of the Second Italian war of Independence, a.k.a. the Franco-Austrian war, then raging -- and in the final issue of the year, there is a great double-page illustration of the the new U.S. Senate chamber in session.) Also included are numerous illustrations by Winslow Homer -- although of course these issues do not include his upcoming wartime ones.~These issues are bound in recent three-quarter dark-brown calf, with much-earlier marbled boards. Condition is near-fine (very minor external wear, a few leaves torn or with pieces lacking but not affecting A TALE OF TWO CITIES).

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        Narrative of Shipwreck of the "Admella"

      Melbourne: J.H. Moulines and Co. for the Committee of the 'Admella', November, 1859. Octavo, frontispiece and folding map; scattered foxing, yet a good sound copy in original blind blocked plum cloth with dramatic gilt vignette to front board bearing the slogan 'Hope to the Last.'. Only edition: the harrowing tale of the wreck of the steamship Admella, lost on the South Australian coast. This book was published by a committee appointed to collect funds and care for the survivors: it offers a detailed account of events as they unfolded, interspersed with firsthand testimonies of some of the survivors and their rescuers. 'In terms of human suffering, the wreck of the steamship 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 the life of 89 of the 113 passengers and crew. Before dawn on the 6 August 1859, the Admella ran aground on a reef near Cape Northumberland on the South Australian coast. The steamer sat uneasily on the crest before violently disintegrating into three sections, leaving the vast majority of the 19 women and 14 children aboard stranded in the bow section with only a handful of crew and male passengers. Only one female passenger survived the tragedy. An unusually violent ocean hindered escape attempts and stopped two passing vessels from recognising the perilous state of the Admella. Eventually desperate crewmen crafted a raft using a meat cleaver to chop wooden sections, eventually crossing the mile of treacherous ocean to shore and alerting the Cape Northumberland lighthouse-keeper. A remarkable series of rescue attempts unfolded as locals, fishermen and sailors from nearby vessels risked all to save the survivors whose numbers diminished daily from cold and exposure. It is remarkable testament to the grim determination of the rescuers that 24 souls were saved in this appalling disaster.

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        Lettera autografa firmata dat. 4 d'aout 1859 del più celebre pittore messicano dell'Ottocento, docente presso l'Accademia di San Carlos di Città del Messico, nella quale chiede al Direttore della R. Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze di concedergli "une permission pour faire quelques esquisses dans les Galeries de l'Academie Royalle des Beaux Arts...". Una pagina in - 8, su carta azzurrinA


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        Holsteen & Lauenborg.

      Em. Bærentzen & Co. Lith.Inst., København 1859. Tværfolio. Komplet med 30 tonede (adskillige i farver) litografier med tilhørende beskrivelsesblad + litograferede titelblad. Indbundet i et pænt samtidigt halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning og punktforgyldning på læderoverslaget. De udvendige false lidt skrammede og hjørnerne let stødte. Én planche (Blomenborg) løs. Let gulplettede i kanterne og især på tekstbladene, men ellers et meget fint eksemplar.Oblong folio. Complete with 30 litographed views along with the textpages with text in Danish and German. In contemporary halfleather bindig with richly gilt decoration on the spine. Outer hinges and corners with slight wear and with minor foxing throughout, especially on the text pages. One plate (Blomenborg) is loosely inlaid. A nice copy indeed.. Complete set of the scarce collection of litographs with views from Holstein and Lauenburg, done in Copenhagen in 1859, while the Duchies still were parts of the Danish Monarchy

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        Zwei Ganzfigurenskizzen: links eine sich nach vorne beugende Frau in Rückenansicht, rechts daneben ein Junge beim Angeln im Profil nach rechts.

      . Pinsel in Schwarz und Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, links und rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Weggis. 12.7.30 A. / Seewen 9.8.30 / Zürich 12.8.30. M.". 17,8:25,8 cm. Verso zwei Skizzen von mit einem Besen arbeitenden Frauen in Vorder- und Rückensicht, Bleistift, datiert, bezeichnet und signiert "23.7.30 Hertenstein A. Emma Bormann.". Aus einem Skizzenbuch und sicher während einer Reise in die Schweiz entstanden. Die Ortschaft Hertenstein gehört zur Gemeinde Weggis und liegt am Vierwaldstätter See im Schweizer Kanton Luzern.. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Durch die Arbeiten L. Michaleks (1859-1942) u. O. Laskes (1874-1951) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Ab 1913 Studium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Michaleks. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a. 1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 Paris, 1932 Prag. 1940-1950 in China, Hongkong, Shanghai sowie Japan, Peking und Tokyo. Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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        Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. Full leather. 754 pp., no ads. First American Edition. 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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        Handbuch der Photographie auf Collodion. Positive und Negative auf Glas. Positive auf Papier. 3. umgearb. Auflage. Berlin, T. Grieben 1861. 8°. VIII, 168 S., 6 Bll., mit 14 Textillustrationen u. einem eingeklebt. Muster eines "albuminirten" Papieres, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Heidtmann 2508.- Erstmals 1859 erschienen; sehr selten mit dem Musterpapier.- Paul Eduard Liesegang (26.06.1838 Elberfeld - 06.09.1896 Düsseldorf) studierte in Jena Physik und stieg anschließend in das photographische Atelier seines Vaters ein, wo er Fotokameras und Albuminpapier herstellte.- Titel gestempelt, tls. etw. fleckig, meist leicht wasserrandig, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Hagada veseder shel Pesah Form of Service for the two first nights of the Feast of Passover with English translation. New Illustrated edition. [Passover Haggadah she Pesach]

      Hebrew Publishing Company [undated], 632-34 Broadway, New York, New York - Book block detached in binding. The verso of the title page lists the copyright date as 1859, by L. H. Frank, but since the publisher on the title page is Hebrew Publishing Co., this is surely a later reprint. Hebrew and English in parallel columns on each page. The Hebrew text is in large letters and is vowelized (with nikud). The instructions in Hebrew are in rashi script. The last page has the Adir Hu in Judeo German, unvowelized, in the thin font known as the Tzur letting, that is the lettering often used in Tseena Ureena. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ein Blatt aus dem Inselleben, 1859

      1859. Bleistift und Aquarell auf Papier, unten rechts monogrammiert (ligiert): "JN 59.", unten mittig bezeichnet: "Ein Blatt aus dem Inselleben" und "Heinlein", verso bezeichnet: "Heinlein im Kreise seiner Freunde", 19,6 x 26,4 cm. Ganz anders als Heinrich Heinlein oder sein Lehrer Johann Gottfried Steffan hat sich Julius Noerr in seinem Werk auf die bayerische Landschaft ruhigeren Charakters konzentriert. Die wilde Natur der Berge tauschte er gegen die sanften Ufer- und Seenlandschaften und schloss sich damit eher an Eduard Schleich und Adolf Lier an. Unsere Zeichnung vermittelt etwas von dieser Idee, Natur als Zufluchtsort des Menschen zu verstehen. Gerade in Zeiten der immer weiter voranschreitenden Industrialisierung und "Verstädterung" der Landschaft wurde der naturbelassene Flecken Erde zum Kontrapunkt des Stadtlebens. Julius Noerr schildert hier eine solche "Fluchtsituation": Drei Männer und vier Frauen haben sich im Schatten eines Baumes versammelt. Die zentrale Figur, in der man anhand der rückseitigen Aufschrift Heinrich Heinlein erkennen darf, wird mit allerlei Blattwerk bekränzt und überhäuft. Allerdings entbehrt die Zeichnung nicht einer Brise Spott: Die huldvolle Geste der Dame links sowie die Ãœberfülle an Bekränzungsmaterial legen die Skurrilität der Szene offen. Aber gerade dies macht die Zeichnung als Zeugnis aus dem Künstlerleben so interessant.

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        Notes on the Flordian Peninsula

      Philadelphia: Joseph Sabin, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. [1], viii, 202pp., [2]. Blue cloth hardcover stamped in blind on front and back. Gilt stamped title on spine. Old institutional label on front paste down, blue stamped number line on preface page, old card pocket on rear end sheet. The dedication page and preface page are clipped with about 1.5" loss at top. There is no loss of text. Light scattered foxing. Covers and text in very good condition. According to Howes, "Contains the first attempt at a Florida bibliography; only 100 copies said to have been printed."& & Howes B 779.

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        "Schwarzenberggarten", Wien.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem strukturiertem Papier, rechts unten signiert "T. Blau". 27,3:26,5 cm. Insgesamt etwas stockfleckig. Virtuos-atmosphärischer Ausschnitt einer Parklandschaft, der, wie von der Künstlerin bekannt, von einem mächtigen Laubbaum hinterfangen wird.. Die gebürtige Wiener Malerin jüdischer Herkunft wurde in ihrer Geburtsstadt bereits um 1859 von dem ungarischen Maler A. Hanely (1824-1911) unterrichtet, dann 1860 und 1864 von dem Landschaftsmaler A. Schaeffer von Wienwald (1833-1916). 1861 Studienreise nach Mähren, 1865 in Naßwald Schülerin von J.M. Aigner (1818-1886) und 1869-1873 in München Schülerin von W. Lindenschmit d. J. (1829-1895). 1872 lernte sie den Landschaftsmaler E.J. Schindler (1842-1892) kennen, mit dem sie 1873 gemeinsam eine Studienreise nach Ungarn und 1875 eine nach Holland unternahm. 1873 Beteiligung an der Wiener Weltausstellung. 1874 erneute Reise nach Ungarn. 1877 zog sie in ein von Schindler angemietetes Atelier im Wiener Prater, das sie nach dessen Verheiratung 1879 alleine unterhielt. 1877 und 1879 Reisen nach Italien. 1883 erhielt sie einen Prämienpreis anläßlich einer Ausstellungsbeteiligung am Pariser Salon; zu diesem Zeitpunkt malte sie viel in Barbizon und dem Wald von Fontainebleau. Weitere Ausstellungen in München, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig und Hamburg. 1883 konvertierte sie zum Protestantismus und heiratete den Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler H. Lang (1838-1891); die Hochzeitsreise führte das Paar über Griechenland und die Türkei in den Vorderen Orient. Gemeinsamer Umzug nach München, wo die Künstlerin ab 1889 an der Damenakademie des Künstlerinnenvereins als Lehrerin tätig war. 1889 Beteiligung an der Weltausstellung in Paris, wo ihr eine Medaille verliehen wurde, wie sie auch eine Auszeichnung 1893 auf der Weltausstellung in Chicago erhielt. Nachdem ihr Mann 1891 verstorben war, kehrte sie 1894 nach Wien zurück. 1897 gründete sie hier gemeinsam mit der Malerin Olga Prager (1872-1930), der Schriftstellerin, Feministin und Malerin Rosa Mayreder (1858-1938) u.a. die private "Kunstschule für Frauen und Mädchen" und war dort 1898-1915 u.a. Lehrerin am "Curs für Landschaft und Stilleben". 1904-1908 alljährliche Sommeraufenthalte in Holland. Tina Blau zählt zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen Künstlerinnen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts und gilt als Wegbereiterin der Pleinairmalerei in Österreich. Sie schuf meist Landschaften und Stilleben unter Verwendung impressionistischer Stilmerkmale, daneben malte sie auch Porträts. Zudem war sie als Illustratorin tätig.

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        Anthrophologie der Naturvölker, 6 Bände. Mit einer Einleitung herausgegeben von Bernhard Streck

      Olms Verlag, Leipzig - 1874. Reprint: Hildesheim 2007. 1859 - CXXXIV/3320 S. mit 7 Abbildungen und 6 Faltkarten HISTORIA SCIENTIARUM Die Absicht, die der Marburger Philosoph, Psychologe und Pädagoge Theodor Waitz (1821-1864) mit seinem großen Spätwerk (1859-72) verfolgte, war auf klärerisch und galt der Bekämpfung verbreiteter Vorurteile, insbesondere bio logistischer und rassistischer Art. Das macht die Aktualität der sechs Bände aus, die Waitz selbst nicht mehr fertigstellen konnte, sondern von seinem Freund und Schüler, dem Geographen Georg Gerland (1833-1919) zu Ende geführt wurden. Es handelt sich um die erste wirklich quellenkritische Zusammenstellung des ethnographischen Wissens um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, mit einer Fülle von Detailbeobachtungen, die infolge des oft erst danach einsetzenden rapiden Kulturwandels durch Kolonialismus, Mission und Weltwirtschaft auch heute noch eine unschätzbare Fundgrube darstellen. Waitz begriff seine Anthropologie als Zusammenführung von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften, die ein gemein sames Ziel der Gesamtmenschheit im Auge hatte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In the U.S. Senate in 1859, Louisiana?s Judah P. Benjamin, later Secretary of State and War of the Confederacy, speaks in favor of the bill ?Making appropriation to facilitate the acquisition of the Island of Cuba by negotiation,? pointing out that because the African slave-trade is flourishing in Cuba, after annexation, ?the southern laborers are more than doubled??

      Printed Speech, 16p, 6? x 9.5?. Titled: ?Speech / of / Hon. J.P. Benjamin, of La., / on the / Acquisition of Cuba. / Delivered in Senate U.S., Friday, February 11, 1859.? Four folded 12? x 9.5? sheets, front & verso, bound at the centerfold with a straight pin. Split expertly mended on last sheet. Unevenly cut and folded. Very Good condition.Accompanied by the original envelope, 7.25? x 3.75?, free franked in the upper right ?Jn Thomson / USS.?

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        Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described

      London: James S. Virtue, 1859. 1st Edition. Boards. Very good. 1st Edition. 2 folio volumes. 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (binding dimensions) Vol 1: [6], followed by 37 images, each of which is a mounted albumen photograph, preceded by a tissue, and followed by a leaf explaining the image. Vol 2: [6], [notice sheet tipped in], followed by 39 images, each of which is a mounted albumen photograph, preceded by a tissue, and followed by a leaf explaining the image. A total of 76 images, complete as issued. Most mounts have some foxing at the extremes (to the outside of the plate mark, about an inch into the mount). Beyond that, the mounts have light to moderate foxing on average. Only 6 of 76 plates have any indication of damage to the photographs themselves, and those are very minor. Tonality averages between 6 and 7 of 10 - some stronger, some weaker as is normal with this large a grouping of images. Spine and corners in leather over marbled boards. One small and one large piece of marbled paper missing from front cover of Volume 1. Volume 2's marbling shows minor signs of moisture exposure. Bindings are both quite sound but the joints show the beginnings of cracking (mostly at top and bottom inch or so) and have some minor retouching. Corners worn, endpapers creased. Originally published in 25 monthly parts, these images were also issued in a 2 volume set in 1859 (as here), with Vol 1 containing 37 images, and Vol 2 containing 39 photographs. Boards. Frith was among the best known European photographers of the 1850s. His three trips to Egypt, Palestine and surrounding areas throughout 1856-58 were conducted on the model of the European Grand Tour. An amateur photographer at the beginning, Frith's work eventually became so popular that he built one of the largest photography businesses in England - eventually purchasing entire negative inventories from other photographers and marketing them under the Frith house name. The images in these 2 volumes are the first that Frith made in that area, and are pivotal to his eventual success as a businessman, as well as being an excellent representation of the places visited at the time. The technical challenges of taking and developing photographs in that period, and in those conditions were formidable. For a detailed analysis of his trips, Frith's evolution as a photographer during these trips, as well as the Victorian age of photography, see 'Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine, A Victorian Photographer Abroad' by Douglas R. Nickel. A detailed image by image estimation of foxing and tonality is available to serious customers. Additional reference: Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 #88.

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        A Map of the Theatre of War In Italy.

      1859 - London: James Wyld, c.1859. Original colour. Lithograph, sheet 650 x 850mm, dissected and laid on linen, original blind-decorated cloth boards with gilt title. Ownership inscription, "Captain Acton, Dublin 20th May 1859", on front pastedown. A map of northern Italy, published to illustrate news reports about the Second War of Independence, 1859, with the Kingdom of Sardinia allied with the France of Napoleon III against the Austrian Empire. The war was short and inconclusive, as both France and Austria had reasons to call it off. Wyld published a similar but map for the First War of Independence, 1848: this map is larger and has the names of the various states and railways overprinted.

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        Russia] Panorama dell' universo sroria e descrizione di tutti i popoli .

      Napoli 1859 - 3 parts in 2 volumes, 8vo., 579, [v]; 224; 87; 104pp, 126 lithograph plates (127 listed but apparently plate 1 not published), including 10 hand-coloured, contemporary dark blue morocco-backed marbled boards gilt, an excellent copy. 95 plates on Russia, with the appendix volume on Armenia (4 plates), The Crimea (8 plates), Caucasus (7 plates). At the end of the appendix is a 104-page section on Switzerland with 12 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or a Few Attractive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals.

      Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1859.THIRD EDITION 1859 with many new illustrations by J. B. (Jane Blackburn), J. Stewart, and others. Folio, 330 x 210 mm, 12¾ x 8¼ inches, red cloth backed cream boards, hand coloured full page illustration of Solan geese on upper cover, yellow endpapers, engraved black and white extra title page repeating the cover illustration, 62 pages of description of the plates, 29 beautiful double page hand coloured plates, 3 page Classified Index of the subjects of the animal kingdom, figured or alluded to in this book, tipped onto the verso of the rear endpaper. The first 14 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 11 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 4 show snakes, sharks, fish and butterflies. Very small splits at top of hinges, 1 tiny split on upper hinge, margins slightly discoloured on upper cover, lower corners of both covers have a slight crease and are slightly worn, lower cover slightly stained, final text page lightly browned, very slight signs of handling to margins of some plates, otherwise plates clean and bright. A very good complete copy. First published in 1857 with 30 double page plates with slightly different content and only 18 pages of description. 10 of the plates in the first edition are not related to natural history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan , Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and Various Parts of the Coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1859. Octavo, with five folding maps and eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, a few maps with old tape repairs and subsequent browning; spine sunned, one corner bumped, a little shaken but good in original deep red decorated cloth with gilt spine. First edition: a detailed and informative account of the first trade negotiations between Britain and Japan, with commentary by Sir James Stirling, former Governor of the Swan River colony. The author, John Tronson, was one of the earliest Westerners to visit Japan, which had only recently been opened to Western trade after the visits of Commodore Perry's squadron of 1853-1854, and a Russian contingent sent to Nagasaki under Admiral Poutiatine in 1853. Tronson was an officer on H.M.S. Barracouta, a member of a four vessel squadron sent to Japan under the command of Sir James Stirling, then British Commander-in-Chief for China and the East Indies. Stirling had earlier served in western Australia from 1829 to 1839, commanding the party of energetic colonists who laid the foundations of Fremantle and Perth. Stirling's role as British envoy to the Governor of Nagasaki was a difficult one as Western trading intentions were treated with understandable suspicion and hostility by the Japanese. Tronson describes how the British squadron was politely stalled in Nagasaki harbour for several days before securing an appointment with the Governor; further negotiations concluded a treaty between the two nations allowing British merchants access to Japanese markets. This informative book includes a summary of the longstanding Dutch treaty, significantly adding a commentary by Sir James Stirling on the dissolution of the Dutch monopoly enjoyed for so many years. The author's narrative extends beyond diplomatic discourse to include detailed descriptions of the landscape, religion and day-to-day life of mid nineteenth-century Japan; he shows much interest in the vegetation and horticulture of Nagasaki and surrounds. Although the primary focus of the work is on the Japanese treaty, the expedition also visited Hong Kong and the Chinese coast, encountering pirates at Kuhlan before proceeding to Avatska Bay in Kamtschatka. The squadron then sailed further north to asses the extent of Russian naval activity, whaling and trading off Siberia, important information as Britain was at war with Russia in the Crimea at the time. This book contains five finely engraved maps, including a detailed chart of Nagasaki harbour and surrounding islands.

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        The Compleatest Angling Booke, That Ever Was Writ

      [Newcastle: Joseph Crawhall, 1859]. First edition, limited to 40 copies. 4to. Engraved title page, 32 engraved plates (most on india-proof paper, several hand-colored), other wood- engraved plates, music and illustrations, many hand-colored, original double-page watercolor of a trout, woodcut device at end. Contemporary green half morocco gilt, titled on the spine Angling, t.e.g. Minor rubbing, else fine. Bookplate of Henry A. Sherwin. Westwood and Satchell, p. 69-70 . "A very curious and original work and one of the chief rarities of the angling bibliophile's collection. It was both printed and illustrated by the author ... only forty copies were struck off for private circulation" (Westwood & Satchell)

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        Autograph letter

      1859. Very good. 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.

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        Le mystère de la Croix, affligeante et consolante, mortifiante et vivifiante, humiliante et triomphante de Jésus-Christ et de ses membres. Ecrit au milieu de la Croix au-dedans et au-dehors. Par un disciple de la croix de Jésus. Achevé le 12 d'août, 1732. On y a adjouté quelques poésies latines sur divers sujets, composées aussi dans la solitude de Sonnenstein. [ Hortulus sacer varii floris, coloris, odoris.]

      C. J. Stewart, King William st. strand., Londres 1859 - in-8° cartonnage pl. percaline émeraude de l'éditeur, décor à la Du Seuil, frappée d'une croix au centre d'un losange, titre doré, frontispice représentant une vue de Sonnenstein, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, viii, 308 pp. en grande partie non-coupé, les quelques feuillets découpés on été assez grossièrement coupés [une déchirure sans manque pp.11 et 12], sinon exemplaire très frais. Ex-libris Kilmorie library, édition tiré à un nombre restreint d'exemplaires, tout aussi rare que les 2 éd. du XVIIIème. collationné. Dorbon 1335, cf. la recension de Chacornac in Etudes Traditionnelles 1963(3-4) sur cette édition. Assurément un des plus importants livres d'alchimie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne De L'Architecture Francaise Du XI Au XVI Siecle - 10 Volume Set

      Paris , France: Imprime Chez Bonaventure Et-Ducessois , 1859. 10 volume set. Volume 1 1854 and has leather spine with the boards being green / black marbled paper over boards. . The remaining 9 volumes are a matched set and are brown marbled cloth over board with the spines being leather. The 9 matched volumes are dated from 1859 to 1868 . All of the books have gold gilt lettering on the spines and 5 gold gilt bands . Volumes 2-10 have gold gilt top edges. NOT ex library books. Volume 1 has a small chip off of the front corner. All the volumes are tightly bound and square. All the volumes have numerous illustrations and show some rubbing ann scuffing to the exterior. Most of the volumes are 500 pages plus. Volume 1 shows light foxing on some of the pages - the volumes 2-10 show nearly no foxing. I did not see any notations in any of the volumes, but I did not look at every page of every volume. The 9 volumes have a book plate inside the front cover of Paul Wesley Nakazawa. This is a tightly bound very good condition set. I have seen this set listed with B. Bance as the publisher , but B. Bance was the editor of the earlier volumes and Morel was the editor for the later volumes. Reasonably price for the edition and the condition. Text is in French. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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