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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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        Stanford's Library Map of Australasia

      London: Edward Stanford, 1859. Large folding coloured map in four parts, printed area of each measuring 740 x 815 mm, the whole forming a very large map whose total area measures 1.58 x 1.75 m.; dissected and laid down on fine linen, as issued; folding into original cloth case; the case slightly rubbed. Superb coloured large-scale library map. A magnificent large library map, beautifully coloured and in very fine condition, showing Australia and New Zealand as well as Papua New Guinea, large portions of the East Indies as far west as Borneo and covering to the east as far as the Solomons and New Hebrides. (A previous owner has neatly recorded in pencil a two-week voyage from the Gulf of Carpentaria towards Timor). A fine coloured world map appears at lower left for purposes of context. Such maps were issued in various formats, including bound versions. In this form, the map is spread over four sheets, each of which has been dissected into 20 pieces and then mounted on linen; the four sheets then fold to slide into the original library slipcase. This format means that any or all of the four sheets can easily be opened onto a table; or that the four sheets can be assembled to form one very large map for framing. The large format has allowed the inclusion of considerable detail and the map is of particular interest for showing the rapid expansion of Australian settlement, although much of the interior still remains uncharted. However inroads were being made and the tracks of the great explorers of the 1840s and 1850s (Eyre, Kennedy and Gregory) are detailed along with key dates. For example, Sturt's farthest point north of Adelaide is marked September 8 1845 while Eyre's route is finely presented.

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        Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae . Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie

      Typis Lange and Co., 1856-, Batavia 1859 - Six volumes, illustrated with 26 lithographs, mostly depicting spiders and fishes, (including seven ichthyological plates), one fine coloured lithograph of a Hornbill, large folding map of the central Javanese provinces of Kadoe and Bagelen, some water marking affects the rear of volume one, and the pages showing some browning and spotting; but overall a very good set in a recent library binding of dark blue cloth, neat library stamps to front paste-down and title-pages, some with release stamps, sectional title pages bound to rear of last volume. An exceptional collection of Dutch natural history journals printed in Batavia, all published. The series of six volumes is particularly noteworthy for the many species noted here for the first time, many of which are endemic to Indonesia and Australia. The journal is exceptionally important with regards to the scientific description of spiders, crustaceans, and fish of these regions. Although there are countless interesting papers, perhaps the most important contributor is the icthyologist Pieter Bleeker, whose 21 articles on fishes includes dozens of new discoveries, including no fewer than 42 fishes and 7 crustacea from Australian waters. Bleeker (1819-1878) was a Dutch medical doctor stationed in Indonesia from 1842 to 1860, who established a network of contacts among fellow scientists and local fishers, all of whom sent specimens from throughout the region. He is estimated to have collected around 12,000 specimens, many of which are now in the Natural History Museum in Leiden. Bleeker began publishing his Atlas Ichthyologique in 1860, a comprehensive work of 36 volumes, since republished by the Smithsonian. The Acta also include a pioneering paper by the entomologist C.L. Doleschall on Spider Species, which lists and figures many smaller spiders from the region for the first time, including 11 species now recorded in the Australian Faunal Directory. Quite apart from these specifically Australian papers, there are also several important articles on the natural history of Asia, with a natural focus on Indonesia, but also including important contributions on Borneo, New Guinea, and Japan, again with a particular interest in fish species. There is also a small but important paper on a Hornbill from Sumatra by Roosenberg, illustrated with a fine coloured lithograph. An uncommon work, especially complete as here. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        9 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Straßburg, Paris u. Jerusalem, 1859-1878.. Zus. 51 S., 8° u. 4°.. "Alphonse wurde als Sohn einer reichen jüdischen Bankiersfamilie in Straßburg geboren. Nach einem Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und Literatur in Paris arbeitete er als Rechtsanwalt und Bankier in der Firma seines Onkels. Im Jahr 1841 wurde Alphonse Ratisbonne mit der Tochter seines ältesten Bruders verlobt. Die Ehe wurde allerdings, weil das Mädchen erst 16 Jahre alt war, noch aufgeschoben und Alphonse Ratisbonne unternahm eine Reise in den Orient. Sein Weg führte ihn auch in die Stadt Rom, wo er mehr durch Zufall die Kirche St. Andrea delle Fratte betrat und dort in einer Lichterscheinung Maria sah. Nach diesem Erlebnis konvertierte er mit seiner Taufe in einer Jesuitenkirche zum christlichen Glauben. Am 20. Juni 1842 trat er als Novize in die Gesellschaft Jesu in St. Acheul ein. Schon ab dem Jahr 1843 unterstützte er seinen Bruder Theodore Ratisbonne bei der Gründung der Kongregation der Sionsschwestern. In St. Acheul erhielt Alphonse am 20. September 1847 oder 1848 die Weihe zum Priester. Er trat in den Jesuitenorden ein und war als Missionar tätig. Alphonse Ratisbonne trat nach einigen Jahren mit der Erlaubnis Papst Pius IX. wieder aus dem Jesuitenorden aus und wurde Mitglied der Brüder Unserer Lieben Frau von Sion, wo er sich für die Bekehrung der Muslime und Juden mit Hilfe karitativer, geistlicher und erzieherischer Mittel einsetzte. Im Jahr 1855 zog er mit der Kongregation der Sionsschwestern nach Jerusalem um und ließ dort für die Schwestern im Jahr 1856 am Ecce-Homo-Bogen ein großes Klostergebäude errichten, das auch eine Schule und ein Waisenhaus für Mädchen erhielt. Außerhalb der Stadt Jerusalem ließ er im Jahr 1860 das Waisenhaus St. Johann an einem Berg bei En Kerem und eine weitere Kirche errichten. Das später erbaute Waisenhaus St. Peter in der Nähe des Jaffatores war für Jungen bestimmt und hatte eine angeschlossene Schule" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein Brief von Ratisbonnes Bruder Theodore (1802-1884; 4 S., 8°), der, von Alphonse ermutigt, 1843 die Kongregation "Unsere Liebe Frau von Sion" gründete. -

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        NARRATIVE OF A WALKING TOUR IN BRITTANY. Accompanied by Notes of a Photographic Expedition by Lovell Reeve.

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1859.FIRST EDITION 1859, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5 inches, 90 mounted half stereographs with list giving position of appropriate descriptive note in the book, folding map with routes hand coloured in blue and pink, pages: xvi, 352 including index, bound in modern quarter dark blue morocco with new blue marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers, publisher's tipped in notice on the Stereographs present at page 1. Neat name and date 1871 at top of title page, map lightly foxed, some plate mounts lightly foxed, not affecting plates, faint offsetting from mounts onto facing text pages, very small pale damp mark to lower edge of a few mounts, image 20 has a tiny unexplained white spot to sky, some plates very slightly faded at the edges, most very bright, small repair to inner margin of page 351. A very good copy of a scarce book. Most copies of this work were issued with the first sterograph only (as frontispiece) costing 1 guinea and with a box containing 90 stereographs which had to be bought separately for 5 guineas. Some copies were issued as ours with the 90 half stereographs bound in, price unknown. Presumably there was insufficient take - up of the box and it was decided to issue copies with the spare stereographs bound in. Gernsheim, Incunabula, No. 111, does not mention our edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Greece: Pictorial Descriptive and Historical

      London John Murray 1859. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps. Cover bumped on lower corners. Slight darkening to page ends. Aeg New edition carefully revised Full leather decorative binding with heraldic shield motif 250mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). xxiv, 452pp. Profusely illustrated with full page steel engravings and wood engravings throughout the text. Christopher Wordsworth was a nephew of the poet William Wordsworth. Includes a section on 'A History of the characteristics of Greek art' by George Scharf.

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      FRATELLI CAMMELLI EDITORI-LIBRAI, FIRENZE 1859 - Volume in-8° 18x11 cm., legatura in piena tela rossa con titoli in oro al dorso, pp. [6]219, buon esemplare con qualche leggera brunitura. Vera rarità , l'opera originale che contiene i canti patriottici del Risorgimento italiano tra cui " Il Volontario " ( Addio mia bella addio). [Attributes: Hard 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

      W.C.Cox, Government printer, Adelaide 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 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 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 Admella up to the time of her wreckage, and also the track of the Bombay and the Havilah from Melbourne, two vessels nearby at the time the shipwreck. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems of William Wordsworth

      London - George Routledge & Co., 1859. London - George Routledge & Co., 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful edition of the Poems of William Wordsworth. William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years which he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem to Coleridge. Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Condition: In a gilt embellished red cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There is some minor damage to the top and tail of the spine. Corners are worn. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge is tender. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a bookseller's stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Des bohemiens et de leur musique en Hongrie.

      Paris Librairie Nouvelle, 1859. 8°. (4), 348 S., (1) Bl. (Errata) Etwas späterer Leinenband, Orig.-Umschlag miteingebunden.. MGG XI, 281. - Erste Ausgabe. - Liszt beschreibt die Volksmusik der Roma und der Juden in Ungarn und Russland. - Berieben. (Sprache: Französisch / Francais / French)

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        Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Information

      London - S. O. Beeton, 1859. London - S. O. Beeton, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this fascinating encyclopedia by Samuel Orchart Beeton. With a number of fold-out maps and charts, including a full-colour table showing the world's chronology. Samuel Orchart Beeton (2 March 18316 June 1877) was an English publisher, best known as the husband of Mrs Beeton (Isabella Mary Mayson) and publisher of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. He launched The English Woman's Domestic Magazine, a pioneering serial for middle-class women, in 1852. His Boy's Own Magazine, published in the UK from 1855 to 1890, was the first and most influential boys' magazine. With numerous in-text illustrations. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and rear hinge tender. Internally, firmly bound, though half title is starting. Closed tears to fold out map and chronological table. Generally bright with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish

      London - W. Kent and Co., 1859. London - W. Kent and Co., 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, including the 1858 narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish. Set against the backdrop of a fierce Indian war, the tale focuses on a love triangle between three Pilgrims: Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullens, and John Alden. Longfellow claimed the story was true, but the historical evidence is inconclusive. Nevertheless, the ballad was very popular in nineteenth-century America, immortalizing the Mayflower Pilgrims. With numerous engraved vignette illustrations throughout. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally sound,though with some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, generallyfirmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages haveome scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        A History of the Birds of Europe Not Observed in the British Isles. 4 volumes in 2

      London Groombridge & Sons 1859. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine rubbed and scuffed. Scattered browning First Edition Half-leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iv, 206pp; iv, 107pp; [Volume I], iv, 247pp; xv, 250pp. [Volume II]. 237 colour plates. Volume II published in 1860, volume III in 1862 and volume IV in 1863. Volume IV includes List of European Birds, Bibliography, Abbreviations and Index. N.B.: Heavy set-shipping supplement applies-please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        Romans Parisiens

      Paris - Ferdinand Sartorius, 1859. Paris - Ferdinand Sartorius, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceanthology of short stories, originating from Paris. The shortfictional workscomprise ofLe Vertu de Rosine, Le Repentir de Marion, Le Valet de Coeur et la Dame de Carreau, Mademoiselle de Beaupreau and Le Treizieme Convive. By the French novelist, poet and writer of La Couronne de bluets and La Pcheresse. Condition: In half green cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with rubbed extremities and spine. Light fading to the head of both boards. Both joints are starting. Internally, firmly bound. Spotting to end papers and title page. Light marginal spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Kellys and the O'Kellys [Rare Stated Second Edition]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 . First issue in one Volume. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good (for this title) copy of the second edition of this rare Trollope title bound in the Publisher's original buff linen wrappers (mildly askew, spine darkened with wear at each, surface wear to the boards, rubs to the board corners, some splitting to spine edges). Illustrating the way in which Trollope's works (as well as those of other authors of the day) the book's front board hosts Lending Library labels, here being a Morrow's Lending Library label with a Cavan Library label atop the Morrow's label -- The Cavan Library was a Branch of Morrow's Dublin, Ireland Lending Library, an interesting label locating this copy to Ireland where the novel is set and where Trollope spent his most transformative years). Originally Published in three volumes by Henry Colburn (1848), more as a favor Anthony Trollope's mother, the successful author Frances Trollope -- whose works Colburn published -- than due to the publisher's perception of the novel's merits, the book sold a scarce 140 copies in the book's first six months and Trollope reacquired the copyright and conveyed an interest therein to Chapman and Hall. As Trollope had gained notice due to the publication of The Warden, Barchester Towers, The Three Clerks, and Doctor Thorne, in November, 1859 Chapman and Hall reissued the book in a single volume, such one-volume issue being the book's second edition. As noted by Sadleir, the volume's title page declares this copy to be a "A New Edition". However, this copy's front board states that the book is the "Second Edition", a matter not noted by Sadleir. As Sadleir was a careful searcher for, and observer of, Trollope's works, we conclude that Sadleir had not seen a copy declaring itself not only to be "A New Edition" but also to be the "Second Edition". The work's first edition is rarely encountered on the market, and any issue of the second edition is quite scarce in its own right. This is the only copy we have seen in over 30 years of diligent searching for Trollope's works that declares itself to be the rare work's "Second Edition". (We have seen handled one other copy of which the front board was dated "1860" -- with a consistently dated catalogue to the rear, and with the title page dated 1859 -- what we think to be the second issue of the second edition.) Here then is an uncommon opportunity to obtain the second edition sheets of an early Trollope novel virtually unobtainable in the first edition. A Very Good copy and the earliest printing of the work likely ever to be available to most collectors. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1859. 176Pag+1h. 15X11. Holandesa. Obra a favor del Sombrero Hongo con los siguientes autores: D. Antonio Ferrer del Rio, D. Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, D. Manuel del Palacio, D. Ramon R. Corres, D. Juan Perez Calvo, D. Cayetano Rosell, D. S. Catalina, D. Manuel Ortiz de Pinedo, D. Ventura de la Vega, D. Juan Antonio Viedma, D. Pio Gullon, D. Antonio Hurtado, D. M. Ossorio, D. Antonio Garcia Negrete, D. Eugenio de Olavarria, D. Antonio de Trueba, D. Narciso Serra, D. Antonio Ribot y Fontsere, D. Eusebio Asquerino, D. Joaquin Maldonado Macanaz, D. Pedro Antonio de Alarcon, D. Manuel Canete, D. Raimundo Fernandez Cuesta, D. Federico Hope, D. Manuel Lasala, D. Jose Selgas, D. Luis Rivera, D. Fernando San Julian, El Solitario, D. Eduardo Asquerino, etc., etc. Rarissima Obra y dificil en comercio. Ref 9.4 Biblioteca A.

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        Lecons sur la physiologie et la pathologie du systeme nerveux, and, Lecons sur les proprietes physiologiques ... liquides de l'organisme

      J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1859. J.-B. Bailliere et Fils. Good. 1859. Good. (Binding: Paper, Jacket: No Jacket) Wrappers. Each title is represented in two volumes. The two sets, totaling four volumes, are being sold as a set. All volumes in this set are fine in the publishers wraps, completely uncut. As new Fine . .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        De Stad Utrecht.

      Album bevattende afbeeldingen harer voornaamste gebouwen en gezichtspunten met historische bijschriften. 1e print. With col.lithogr.titleplt..and 25 col.lithogr.plts of P.W. van de Weijer. Utrecht by J.G.Broese,1859-1860. (112) pp.

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        Die Preußische Monarchie

      - Nach den zuverlässigen Quellen geographisch, statistisch, topographisch und historisch ausführlich und übersichtlich dargestellt. Ein Handbuch für Staats- und Communalbehörden, so wie zum Privatgebrauch. Nicolaische, Bln., 1859. XXII S./1006 S., original Halbleder (oberes Rückenkapital mit Klebeband bezogen/bst. u. berieben/Vorsatz erneuert/etwas stockfl.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ampio ed interessante carteggio costituito da circa 30 lettere indirizzate al canonico e archeologo - datate tra il 1840 e il 1860 - provenienti da ecclesiastici ed eruditi, in gran parte concernenti lo scultore tabiese Salvatore Revelli (1816 - 1859). Di seguito alcuni passi a titolo di esempio. 'Era io ben persuaso che la perdita del nostro Carissimo Amico e valentissimo Scultore Revelli sarebbe stata un colpo terribile pel di lei cuore. Pregai l'ottimo D. Bernardino Lombardi ad incaricarsi di farle pervenire l'infausta notizia e so che lo fece nel miglior modo che poteva' (G. Gambaro, Roma 1 luglio 1859). 'Di riscontro al di lei pregiatissimo foglio mi affretto a farle conoscere che il di lei busto esiste soltanto in gesso. Veramente a quest'ora poteva essere eseguito anche in marmo, come quello di Mons. Gambaro della cognata, e Nipote. In quell'epoca m'assicurava (passeggiando in Piazza di S. Marcello al Corso) che ad imitazione del Cav. Poletto architetto della basilica di S. Paolo, avea intenzione di formare col tempo un piccolo museo in Taggia di tutti i suoi lavori in gesso fra i quali primeggia il Colombo e L'Isaia' (Domenico Arrigo, Civitavecchia 18 ottobre 1859).


      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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        Ausgewählte Werke. Übersetzt von C. G. Lemcke, Hedwig Wolf und Ludwig Clarus. 9 in 8 Bänden.

      Braunschweig und Paderborn, Westermann (Bände 1 u. 2) und Schöningh, 1859-1860.. 8°. Halb-Kalbsleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Die spanische Novellistin Fernan Caballero (1796-1877) war die Tochter des deutschen Kaufmanns und Konsuls Böhl von Faber. In der Schweiz geboren, folgte sie 1813 ihrem Vater nach Spanien, wurde zweimal Witwe und begann 1849 mit ihrer literarischen Tätigkeit. Da sie befürchtete, als Autorin nicht ernst genommen zu werden, benutzte sie das Pseudonym Caballero Fernan. Ihr gesamtes literarisches Schaffen ist zwischen Romantik und Realismus einzuordnen. Schon früh wurde sie als die Schöpferin des modernen realistischen Romans in Spanien angesehen, wobei sie jedoch eine streng katholische und extrem konservative Richtung verfolgte. - Aus der Bibliothek der Marie von Hannover, Gemahlin des letzten Hannoverschen Königs Georg V., Tochter des Herzogs Josef von Sachsen-Altenburg. Titel verso mit Allianzwappenstempel von Hannover und Sachsen-Altenburg. - Schöne, saubere Exemplare. Sehr dekorative Reihe der Hofbuchbinderei Ermold, Hannover.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        A History of the Birds of Europe Not Observed in the British Isles

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1859. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1859. 1859-1863, 4 volumes, 25.0 x 16.0 cm. 238 hand coloured plates, 180 of birds, 58 of eggs. Contemporary 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Extremities rubbed, 3 leaves torn but without loss, sporadic light foxing. Plates are not always as listed but overall total is correct. A heavy set, additional postage will apply for delivery outside the UK. . 1st Ed. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket.

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        Geological Map of England & Wales

      London: Edward Stanford, 1859. . London: Edward Stanford, 1859. . Map dimensions 93 x 80 cm, overall 98 x 85 cm. Folding map with bright geological hand colouring and with coloured cross sections to the left edge and a key to the upper right, dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen, folds into the original blue cloth slipcase, gilt lettered to the upper board and a contemporary handwritten lavel to one spine, publisher’s advertisements to the folded end sections, one with the ownership inscription of the original owner (“Ths. Wilson”) which also appears on the upper right corner of the map. A little wear to one of the advertisement panels, otherwise an extremely well preserved copy. The first edition of this important map by one of the pre-emiment geologist of the day.

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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.

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        Bound volume containing 25 original drawings by M. Press for Punch Magazine

      mostly 1859-69], [London - Small 4to, the mounted pen & ink drawings each approx. 6" x 4½", all but the first fully captioned; contemporary full green polished calf, gilt- paneled spine, a.e.g.; some rubbing but externally very good; internally fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, Gambart & Co., 1859.. Engraving in original hand-colour. 673 x 495 mm. Painted and engraved by Charles Hunt & Son.. "In 1856, when 3 yrs. old, won 23 races - in 1857, won 21 races - in 1858, won 22 races. The Property of Mr. T. Parr." - Matted.

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        Hood's Own: or, Laughter from Year to Year

      London -Edward Moxon and Co, 1859. London -Edward Moxon and Co, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of British humorist and poet Thomas Hood's (23 May 1799 3 May 1845) amusing works, 'being former runnings of his comic vein, with an infusion of new blood for general circulation'. With a portrait frontispiece. Numerous illustrations in the text throughout, including a vignette title. Armorial label of A. R. to front pastedown. Ink binders stamp of Leighton, Brewer Street to verso of front free-endpaper. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, though rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with just the odd spot, with heavier spotting to the first few pages including the frontispiece. Label of Mentmore Library to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Card. Wild Rover

      This 1859 clipper card presents an iconic “sail beats steam” image - an increasingly desperate illusion propagated by the clipper ship industry. A fleet horseman (representing a speedy clipper ship) outpaces and even lassos the driver of a lumbering coal wagon (symbolizing a coal-fired steamship). Alas, the voyage advertised here was anything but speedy. Four times the Wild Rover passed Cape Horn, only to be blown back and forced to try again. She finally arrived in San Francisco almost six months after leaving New York. This card measures 6 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and is printed by Nesbitt & Co. of New York. Save for a minor spot of discoloration in the upper left margin, it is in fine condition. &

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        The Life of Robinson Crusoe in Short Words

      London - James Hogg and Sons, 1859. London - James Hogg and Sons, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this fictitious biography exploring the life of renowned castaway character, Robinson Crusoe. Featuring several captioned and beautifully illustratedplates in colour. Bound by Burn. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt design to the front board. Externally, rubbed, with fading to the front board and spine. Backstrip is very slightly lifting to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound, although lacking the front free endpapers. Pages are lightly age toned, with only the odd spot. Binder's label to the rear pastedown, as well as a bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Iconographie ophthalmologique ou description, avec figures coloriées, des maladies de l'organe de la vue, comprenant l'anatomie pathologique, la pathologie et la thérapeutique médico-chirurgicales.

      Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1852-1859. - Text- und Tafelband in 2 Bänden. 80 meist kolorierte Kupfertafeln, XIX, 823 S. - (2 Bl.), 80 S. ca. 24x32 cm Halblederbände im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe in einem vollständigen Exemplar. - Waller 8910; Goldschmid, Entwicklung und Bibliographie der pathologisch-anatomischen Abbildung 190; Garrison/Morton 5868; Hirschberg III, § 567, S. 104-110 (ausführlich über dieses Werk). - "This work and that of Ammon remain the greatest preophthalmoscopic atlases of ophthalmology" (G./M.). - Das Lebenswerk des berühmtesten deutschen Ophthalmologen, der seit seinem 30. Lebensjahr in Paris praktizierte. "Ich wollte, dass ein Arzt, der die Figuren und die Beschreibungen vergleicht, die dargestellte Krankheit, wenn er sie in der Praxis anträfe, zu diagnosticiren und heilen vermöchte" (Sichel). "Der Maler Emil Beau, der mehrere Jahre hindurch seine Begabung ausschließlich in den Dienst seines Werkes gestellt, hat Bilder geschaffen, die nicht nur die treue Nachahmung, sondern 'fast das Äquivalent' der Natur darstellen" (Hirschberg). "In einer lesenswerten Vorrede macht Sichel genaue Angaben, weshalb er zur angewandten Technik zurückgekehrt ist: da ihn weder die Lithographie noch die anderen Methoden befriedigten, ließ er mit der Nadel radieren, mit 2 Kupfertafeln drucken und retouchierte schließlich noch mit dem Pinsel. Der Atlas enthält 80 Tafeln in farbigem Punktierstich, von denen eine große Anzahl von besonderer Schönheit sind" (Goldschmid). - Breitrandiges Exemplar. Textband hin und wieder etwas stockfleckig, Tafelband nahezu fleckenfrei. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 50-52 Eldridge Street, New York, New York - 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. Boards and a few leaves are detached. 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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        Hand- und Lehrbuch für angehende Naturforscher und Naturaliensammler oder gründliche Anweisung die Naturkörper aller drei Reiche zu sammeln und zu beobachten, in Naturaliensammlungen aufzustellen und für die Dauer aufzubewahren. 3 Bände.

      Weimar, Voigt, 1859-61.. (18 x 11 cm). XXXX, 354 S./ XXXII, 474 S./ XII, 465 S. Mit 12 lithographierten Tafeln. Leinwandbände um 1900.. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen Werkes über das Sammeln und Präparieren von Pflanzen, Mineralien und besonders von Tieren. Die Tafeln zeigen die Tierpräparation und die dazu notwendigen Instrumente. - Exlibris. Gering gebräunt. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Insgesamt schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        [A Complete Set of the Nine Extra Christmas Numbers of ALL THE YEAR ROUND.]

      , 1859. 1859. London: Office of All The Year Round / Chapman & Hall, 1859-1867. Original self-wrappers (first four) and blue printed wrappers (last five) -- as issued. 9 volumes. First Editions of all nine "Extra Christmas Numbers" of this periodical that Charles Dickens founded, and edited for its nine years of existence. (Previously he had likewise founded Household Words, which likewise lasted nine years -- and which has nine Extra Christmas Numbers as well.) In addition to editing these tales, Dickens also wrote a portion of them -- specifically (per Eckel):~Christmas 1859: THE HAUNTED HOUSE. Dickens wrote "The Mortals in the House," "The Ghost in Master B's Room," and "The Ghost in the Corner Room," as well as most of the other opening paragraphs.~Christmas 1860: A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA. Dickens wrote Chapters I, II and V, plus passages in the others; the rest is by Wilkie Collins.~Christmas 1861: TOM TIDDLER'S GROUND. Dickens wrote Chapters I, VI and VII.~Christmas 1862: SOMEBODY'S LUGGAGE. Dickens wrote "His Leaving It Til Called For," "His Boots," "His Brown-Paper Parcel," "His Wonderful End" plus part of "His Umbrella."~Christmas 1863: MRS. LIRRIPER'S LODGINGS. Dickens wrote Chapters I and VII.~Christmas 1864: MRS. LIRRIPER'S LEGACY. Dickens again wrote Chapters I and VII.~Christmas 1865: DR. MARIGOLD'S PRESCRIPTIONS. Dickens wrote Chapters I, VI and VIII.~Christmas 1866: MUGBY JUNCTION. Dickens wrote "Barbox Brothers," "Barbox Brothers and Co.," "Main Line" and "No. 1 Branch Line."~Christmas 1867: NO THOROUGHFARE. Dickens wrote the Overture, Act III, plus parts of Act I and Act IV; Wilkie Collins wrote the rest.~As for condition, all nine issues are near-fine (just some very minor wear to the edges); the fourth and eight annual issues still have unopened leaves. The last one includes the loosely-inserted ad leaf for the Grand Christmas Number of the periodical "London Society." It is very tough to assemble all nine of these in this condition. Podeschi (Yale) E11 + E13-E20.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST BOOK EDITION, FIRST STATE, IN RARE ORIGINAL CLOTH of Dickens's historical masterpiece. An exceptional unrestored copy. "A Tale of Two Cities (serialized from 30 April to 26 November 1859)…was inspired by the story of the self-sacrificing lover Richard Wardour (Dickens's role) in The Frozen Deep. In this novel, the second half of which takes place during the French Revolution, Dickens set himself the task, he told Forster, 'of making a picturesque story, rising in every chapter with characters true to nature, but whom the story itself should express, more than they should express themselves, by dialogue', glossed by Forster as meaning that Dickens would be relying 'less upon character than upon incident' (Forster, 730, 731). In its tightly organized and highly romantic melodrama and the near-absence of typical 'Dickensian' humour and humorous characters, A Tale of Two Cities certainly stands apart from all his other novels, although-as in his earlier historical novel-one of the great set pieces of the book is the anarchic destruction of a prison, an event to which Dickens's imagination responded with powerful ambiguity" (Dictionary of National Biography).Complete with sixteen plates (including frontispiece and vignette title) by Phiz, and 32-page publisher's catalog. First state: with p.213 misnumbered 113, "affetcionately" on p.134 (line 12), et al.London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Octavo, original publisher's red cloth (first binding); early custom box. With royal bookplate of the Earl of Normanton on front pastedown and neat early signature (dated 1874) on front free endpaper. First gathering a little loose (as often), toning to spine and bottom edge of front board. Text and plates extremely clean. A bright, fresh copy in the rare original red cloth.

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      NY: W.A. Townsend & Co., 1859. NY: W.A. Townsend & Co., 1859. First ed. Johnson, Eastman. Folio, (10) pp., with 12 mounted cliché-verre, on albumen paper, each with an accompanying leaf of poetry, and tissue guard; a.e.g. Bound in the publisher's original gilt-titled cloth. Slight chipping at the spine ends and tips, which has been expertly restored. Endpapers have a few spots of soiling. A superior copy. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth with printed labels. This is the first published collection of American examples of the cliché-verre process; the use of drawing or painting on glass which was then used as a negative to make positive photographic prints. This process was popularized in France by Corot, and later used by other artists including Paul Klee. In the first three pages, the author outlines, in detail, his process, with his own improvements for rendering detail in skies and distant backgrounds. The photographic printing was performed by P.C. Duchochois. Facing each print is a complimentary selection of poetry by F.S. Cozzens, J.G. Whittier, J.R. Lowell, W.C. Bryant, T. Buchanan Read, Bayard Taylor, H.W. Longfellow, et al. The prints are THE POOL by Asher B. Durand; THE PURITAN by Emmanuel Leutze; AUTUMN by J.F. Kensett; NOON by F.O.C. Darley; THE LAKE by J.W. Casilear; THE WIGWAM by Eastman Johnson; SPRING by S.R. Gifford; CHILDHOOD by G.C. Lambdin; WINTER by George Boughton; THE SEA-SHORE by W.P.W. Dana; THE TROPICS by L.R. Mignot, and THE EXILES by J.W. Ehninger.

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