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        KUNST, KUPFERSTICHE ZU RESTAURIREN UND FLECKEN AUS PAPIER ZU ENTFERNEN.|DIE

      Quedlinburg: G. Basse, 1859. contemporary quarter brown calf with red cloth, top edge gilt. small 8vo. contemporary quarter brown calf with red cloth, top edge gilt. iv, 104 pages. Eine Anweisung, schadhafte und beschmutzte Kupferstiche, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle u. von Flecken zu befreien, zu bleichen, zu entfärben, auszubessern und aufzubewahren, sowie Flecken aller Art aus Papier, Pergament, gedruckten Büchern, Papp- und Papierarbeiten u. auf das Sauberste und unfehlbar zu entfernen. Ein Hilfsbuch für Kupferstich-Sammler, Bibliothekare, Zeichner, Maler, Buchbinder, Papparbeter u. Nach dem Französichen bearbeitet. First German edition from the 1858 first edition published in Paris. (Mejer 1642). From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted with the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. This copy has been completely interleaved. The former owner has translated the German text to English on five of the preliminary pages and two pages at the end. Loosely inserted in the back is a note in red ink headed "Memo for Cundall." Covers rubbed with wear at head of spine.

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        Guide du Mecanicien Constructeur et Conducteur de Machines Locomotives

      Paris - Librarie Administrative de Paul Dupoint - Librarie Industriale de Lacroix et Baudry 1859 - A set of guides to the mechanical construction and operation of locomotives. The first volume isof text and the second volume is an extensively illustrated atlas with seventy-seven numbered illustrated plates and diagrams. In two volumes complete. In French. In a new edition, revised and augmented. Tables of facts within the text of first volume, several of which fold-out and with a table of plates contained in the Atlas to front of second volume. Louis Le Chatelier (1815 - 1873) was a Frenchengineer who played a major role in French industry. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1834 to 1836, and became a mining engineer. He contributed to the development of a method for extracting alumina from bauxite and the introduction of the Siemens-Martin processes in the steel industry, and the development of rail transport. Friend and collaborator of Eugene Flachat, it is one of the developers of Railways in France. Flachat Eugene (1802 - 1873), was a French civilengineer. He worked on one of the first lines of French railway French fromParis - Le Pecq inaugurated August 28, 1837, then to that of Paris to Rouen (1840-1842). Remembered today for redesigning the Gare Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris in 1851 and Other railroad related projects. A street in Paris is named after him and his name appears on the Eiffel tower . A street in Paris is named After HIM and His name appears on the Eiffel tower. With an ink inscription to front blank of first volume. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, with slight closed tear to second volume andvery slight loss to paper and occasional marks to boards. Hingesstrained to second volume. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the occasional handling mark and occasional slight foxing to plates in second volume and slight loss to one plate, not affecting diagram. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploration - British North America. Papers Relative to the Exploration by Captain Palliser of That Portion of British North America Which Lies Between the Northern Branch of the River Saskatchewan and the Frontier of the United States; And Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains. [With] Further Papers Relative to the Exploration by the Expedition Under Captain Palliser ... Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains, and Thence to the Pacific Ocean. [With]. The Journals, Detailed Reports, and Observations Relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser, of That Portion of British North America, Which, in Latitude, Lies Between the British Boundary Line and the Height of Land or Watershed of the Northern or Frozen Ocean Respectively, and i

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode 1859-1865, 1st Editions. () 64,[7],75,325,[3],5 folding maps. Very good. 4 parts Folio (approximately 32.5 cm. High) Bound in an attractive full morocco binding. Marbled endpapers. 16 maps, plans, sections, etc. Part 1 with 8 maps, plans by John Arrowsmith (including 1 large folding map with routes indicated in colour and 4 hand colour plans, sections) - Part 2 with 3 folding hand coloured maps, plans, and sections by John Arrowsmith and 5 folding hand coloured maps, plans sections, etc by Edward Stanford in Part 4. A few edges in Part 2 have had a bit of paper repair. Scarce in any condition with the rare Part 4 "Index and Maps to Captain Palliser's Reports" issued separately and containing the cornerstone map of western Canada being "A General Map of the Routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, and 1860. A wonderful copy in an attractive modern binding. Peel 217. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. June 1859. Peel 222. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1860. Peel 238. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863. Index and Maps for Part 3 published separately in 1865. the Palliser Expedition, (1857-60), was initiated by John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Geographical Society a plan to travel from the Red River Colony to and through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary. The society expanded the project into a scientific expedition and applied for a grant of £5000 from the imperial government, which was then facing the problem of the future of the Hudson's Bay Company territories. They were to explore the old North West Company canoe route west from Lake Superior, the plains south of the North Saskatchewan River and the southern passes through the Rockies and find badly needed information about them. DR James Hector was appointed geologist and naturalist, Eugene Bourgear botanical collector and John W. Sullivan secretary and astronomical observer. Magnetical observer Lt. Thomas W. Blakiston brought his delicate instruments by way of the Hudson Bay to join them on the prairies. The explorers amassed astronomical, meteorological, geological and magnetic data, and described the country, its fauna and flora, its inhabitants and its "capabilities" for settlement and transportation. They concluded that to establish communications entirely within British territory from the east to Red River would be difficult and costly and that access through American territory was much easier. Although some semi-arid country (which is now known as Palliser's Triangle) stretched across the American border into the prairies of modern Canada, it was surrounded by a fertile belt well suited for stock raising and agriculture. There were deposits of coal and other minerals. The company traversed 6 passes in the southern Rockies. Some of them feasible for a railway (the CPR later built through one of them - the Kicking Horse Pass, named by Hector), but found the mountains further west a formidable obstacle. Taken from the Ourhistory website. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office..

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        THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE (inscribed to Sarah Josepha Hale)

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

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books (ABAC / ILAB)]
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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Every Man His Own Boswell

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859 - Signed in blue ink and dated May 23, 1930, by then Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. First edition, Large Paper printing. Tall 8vo (8-5/16 x 5-1/2 inches). 8 plates, integral but not reckoned in pagination. Title-page in black and red. [ii], viii, 373 pp. Publisher's beveled maroon pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blindstamped frame to covers, a.e.g. Head of spine repaired, front joint split, inner hinges strengthened with binder's tape. Neat contemporary ownership marks to preliminaries. Internally fine. BAL 9093, binding A; Currier-Tilton pp 73-4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lot très interessant de 17 L.A.S : Lettres Autographes Signées. Correspondances entre Ferdinand Bac et la Famille LADAN BOCKAIRY, le Conseil Municipal, Jean Barberie, le notaire Maître André Vienot, La bibliothèque de L'Arsenal, Jean-Vallery-Radot, conser

      1859 - 17 documents (lettres, cartes.) Objets : Sépulture privée, édification d'un mausolé dans la propriété des Colombières à Menton. Reçus des montants des travaux pour la propriétée de Garavan la " Bethsaîda", don d'ouvrages et de lettres à la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal et à la Bibliothèque

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        On A New Form of Telegraph Cable Intended to Reduce the Effects of Inductive Action

      The Philosophical Magazine,, May 1859. Octavo (217 × 137 mm). Contemporary brown wrappers. In a red cloth chemise. An excellent copy. Offprint from the Philosophical Magazine for May 1859. Jonathan Nash Hearder (1809–1879) was a Plymouth electrical engineer who contributed significantly to the development of the induction coil. In 1850 he was consulted on the Atlantic telegraph cable and proposed several improvements. This paper was read at the Plymouth Institution in 1859 and discusses advancements in submarine telegraph cables.

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        Studies on Pascal by the late Alexander Vinet. Translated from the French with an Appendix of Notes, partly taken from the Writings of Lord Bacon and Dr. Chalmers by the Rev. Thomas Smith. FIRST APPEARANCE OF VINET'S PASCAL IN ENGLISH

      T&T Clark Edinburgh 1859 - 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], some light age-marking to title, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, gilt back, yellow endpapers, uncut, backstrip lightly pulled at extreme headband else a remarkably bright, clean copy. First and only edition in English of Vinet's classic study, written whilst Professor of Theology at Lausanne. The work comprises: I. Part of a course of popular lectures on the French moralists, delivered at Basle in 1832-33; II-VII. From a course of lectures on the literature of the seventeenth century, delivered to the Academy of Lausanne in 1844 and 1845; VIII: a review of two works on the Life and Writings of Jacqueline Pascal; IX: a fragment dictated by Vinet on his deathbed; X: a reprint of three articles published in the Semeur in 1843. Extremely scarce, especially in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama dell'Universo - Russia - Vol 7° Parte prima + Seconda + Crimea

      Dallo Stabilimento Tipografico Litografico dell'At, Napoli 1859 - Storia e descrizione di tutti i popoli, delle loro religioni dé loro usi dé loro costumi delle loro arti della loro industria & c. - in 8° - pp.584 + 220 + 88 - Mezza pelle - Molte figure litografiche a colori ed in bn - Mancanza del dorso - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Chapman and Hall 1859 - First edition in rare publisher's green cloth variant not mentioned by Smith in his bibliography. Second issue state lacking the "b" signature for the list of plates and the corrected page 213 pp.254. Plates by Browne. . All internal flaws as Smith. . The Cloth is same blindstamped design as Smith pictures for the primary cloth binding of Little Dorrit, bar one small alteration to bottom of spine. Spine is banded in five large sections and one small tail section the second section is gilt lettered "A Tale/of/two Cities" the fourth section "Charles Dicken" and "Chapman & Hall to bottom section". All the printing errors mentioned in Smith are present. The cloth is very bright just exhibiting a little spotting to front board and some rubbing and cloth abrasions to bottom corners bottom front board. The plates are very clean. There is occasional thumbing to some corners of text page extremities and minor endpaper and inner board creasing but one of the brightest unsophisticated cloth copies I have seen [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boz Books]
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        Hunted Down [as published in] The New York Ledger

      New York: R. Bonner,, 1859. Octavo ( 212 × 132 mm). Early twentieth-century dark green half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Contents comprised of cuttings from the New York Ledger neatly inlaid into binder's blanks and with outlines in red ink. Text in only the first third of the book, the remainder of the pages are blank. Frontispiece of editor Robert Bonner taken from the NY Ledger, additional frontispiece depicting "Boz in his study" by Sala, wood engravings throughout. Tiny pencilled numbers to paragraphs. Spine faded, contents lightly tanned. Excellent condition. First appearance of Dickens's only work written specifically for the American market, and his "most important contribution to the detective short story" (Queen's Quorum p. 16). In 1851 an up-and-coming newspaper editor named Robert Bonner, whose portrait appears in this volume, purchased a floundering commercial newspaper. Renaming it The New York Ledger, he changed the paper's focus to literary and domestic matters and began paying large sums for original work by famous authors. This strategy was enormously successful, and by 1880 the paper had more than a million readers. One of Bonner's earliest acquisitions was a short story by Dickens, probably based on the case of the notorious poisoner Thomas Wainewright, whom the author had met following his arrest in 1837. Dickens was paid $1000 for this piece, which ran in the Ledger in three instalments on the 20th and 27th of August and the 3rd of September. This short story is described by Queen's Quorum as "a fascinating tale of realistic detection, still technically rewarding to all students of the genre… the story transforms real life into 'exquisite' Victorian melodrama". The following year the author republished it in his own magazine, Household Words, but it was not published in book form until 1870. This unique copy is comprised of the original clippings from the New York Ledger skilfully inlaid into plain paper and attractively bound in morocco. Copies of this original appearance are rare.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Chapman and Hall 1859 - First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities. [bound with] The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 & [c.1865]. . Two volumes in one. “Tale of Two Cities” first edition, slightly later issue, “Oliver Twist” a “new edition, corrected and revised”. 8vo. viii, (2), 254; viii, 311, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over purple buckram boards, spine with raised bands, red gilt lettered label, all edges and endpapers marbled, the latter with the ticket of the stationers C. Cooper & Co. of Birmingham to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 14 plates by Phiz in the first work, 24 plates by George Cruikshank in the second. Contents generally clean and free of spotting, a very good copy of both works together. Smith, I, 13; this copy presenting the first 5 issue points of the 8 called for. A later, undated edition of Oliver Twist, also bearing the Chapman and Hall imprint, published contemporaneously with the other work.

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        MR. THACKERAY, MR. YATES, And The GARRICK CLUB. The Correspondence and Facts

      London:: Printed for Private Circulation [by Taylor and Greening],. 1859.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 830 & 1083). PRESENTATION copy from the author, INSCRIBED at the top of the t.p., 'Edward Bradley / from the author". 15, [1 (blank)] pp. Binder's blanks at rear of volume.. Late 19th C. 3/4 blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG.. Modest binding wear at extremities. Bookplate. A handsome VG+ copy.. The notorious quarrel between two of England's most popular authors began with Yates' critical review, in Town Talk, of Thackeray's English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. Thackeray, as might be expected, was a bit affronted at what he viewed as a slanderous insult by this fellow member of the Garrick Club; believing much of Yates' information came from club meetings, he took his grievance to the club committee. The committee sided with Thackeray and instructed Yates to apologize; Yates refused & was forcibly barred from club premises, subsequently bringing charges against the club Secretary. Dickens, absent from London as this brouhaha was brewing, returned to find all in full force. He offered to mediate, though primarily siding with Yates, which Thackeray viewed as treachery. The ill feelings between the two did not abate for years, until shortly before Thackeray's death in 1863. Herein Yates recounts the history & evidence of the disagreement, with, not unexpectedly, a bias to his own case. This copy presented to Edward Bradley, presumed to be the Victorian novelist, who wrote under the pen name, Cuthbert M. Bede. Known in Wise facsimiles (cf Todd 425c), the first edition, as here, just twice at auction in the last 30+ years, the last being 1977. A rare piece of Dickensiana; the first time we've ever been able to offer the item.

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        A Tale of Two Cities. In Two Volumes. Volume I

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1859. 8vo. 222 pp., Very Good, Black Embossed Cloth with minor staining, rubbing and edge wear; minimal staining in text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers and FFEPs; minor staining on edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Illustrations from Original Designs by John McLenan.

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        Des Bohémiens et de leur musique en Hongrie.

      - Paris .1859 .A. Bourdillat et Cie Ed. Un volume; In 18 .Demi-basne cotemporaine. Dos à nerfs; Petite déchirure en marge de la page 313, sans gravité. Intérieur trés frais. 348pp; Bel Etat. E. O.

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        Des Bohémiens

      Librairie Nouvelle, Paris 1859 - et de leur musique en Hongrie. In-12 de (2) ff., 348 pp.: demi-percaline marron à la Bradel, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, couverture conservée. Édition originale peu commune. L'ouvrage ne paraître que deux ans plus tard en Allemagne et en Hongrie. Ecrit en français, cet essai devait répandre la légende romatnique selon laquelle la musique magyare est issue de la tradition tzigane. Il n'en demeure pasmoins que Liszt a révélé à l'Europe une musique dont l'influence ne se borna pas à l'auteur lui-même. Agréable exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs comme toujours. Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens, Supplément, II, p. 117.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Benoît Forgeot]
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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Volumes)

      Poulet Malassis 1859 - Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. French. Bindings are solid and text is clean. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe. B001B3W166 1859-01-01 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GUERRE D' ITALIE. MDCCCLIX. France et Sardaigne.

      S.l.n.d., 1859 - in-folio, pp. 208, elegante leg. in t. p. azzurra con riquadri in oro ai piatti, fregi e tit. oro al d. Con 5 ritratti (Napoleone III, l' Imperatrice Eugenia etc.) e 265 belle inc. xilog. raff. battaglie avvenute in vari campi fra cui Palestro, Lecco, Laveno, Como, Arona, Magenta, Pavia, Milano, Melegnano, Treviglio, Cassano, Trevigliano, Roma, Travagliato, Bergamo, Brescia, Ponti, Lonato, Salò, Solferino, Montichiari, Monzambano, Valeggio, Livorno, Firenze, Mantova, Ferrara, Peschiera, Sommacampagna, Torino, ecc. [211]

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        Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire.

      1859 - Seven partially printed and calligraphic pages on four leaves, 11.5" x 15", December 20, 1859. The document bestows the Imperial Austrian Order of the Iron Crown (Orden der Eisernen Krone) on Professor Doctor Franz Pitha. It also grants the title of Ritter (knight) on Doctor Pitha, elevates him to the Austrian nobility, and grants heraldic arms. The document is contained in a magnificent, bright red embossed velvet cover with the detailed Imperial Austrian arms in gold. The inside covers are a very light blue moiré silk. The seal of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph in red wax, and encased in the original 4.5" bronze doré skippet, is attached to the document by a gold bullion and silk cord. The entire document, including the seal and skippet are contained in a fitted tin case (12.25" x 21.5"). The seven partially printed pages are hand-lettered in black ink with some gold highlights. The document chronicles the life and achievements of Dr. Pitha from his birth in 1810 in Bohemia, through his medical training at the University of Prague, his teaching career as a professor of surgery at Charles University in Prague, and as chair of surgery at Josephs Academy in Vienna. The Emperor honored Pitha for service as chief of field medical services for the Austrian Army in the Italian Wars of Independence. Dr. Pitha dramatically improved Austrian military hygiene and the treatment of battle-related injuries. The document is boldly signed by Emperor Franz Joseph and countersigned by Agenor Goluchowski, Minister of Interior. Excellent. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La légende des siècles. Première série.

      Michel lévy frères 1859 - - Michel lévy frères, Paris 1859, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (15x23cm), relié. - Edition originale. La publication de La légende des Siècles s'est étalée sur 24 ans, suivant ainsi le rythme d'écriture de l'auteur, les deux premiers volumes ont paru en 1859, les deux suivants en 1877 et le dernier volume en 1883. On trouve rarement réuni de ce fait l'ensemble. Demi chagrin marine. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de filets. Papier de garde marbré bleu et vert. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges, sur un papier bien blanc. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Khina/Hong-Kong (China/Hong Kong)

      Budapest 1859 - Lithograph in color. Cte. Andrasi del. J. Laurents lith. Imp. Lemercier, Paris. Sheet size: 16 3/4 x 23 3/8". Inventory#: p1305pmat.

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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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        Poésie : Sisina. - Le voyage. - L'albatros.

      In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année. 1859 - - In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année., Paris 10 Avril 1859, 16x24,5cm, broché. - Edition pré-originale de ces poèmes qui parurent en 1861 dans la seconde édition, en partie originale, des "Fleurs du mal". Petites taches sur les plats, deux pâles mouillures angulaires affectant en tête tout le corps de l'ouvrage. Revue d'une insigne rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859 - Octavo. Original red cloth, covers blindstamped, spine gilt-lettered, pale yellow endpapers. Red morocco-backed folding case, spine lettered in gilt, by the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Spine very lightly rubbed, inner hinges skilfully repaired, etched title detached, else a very good copy. 32-page publisher's advertisement at end dated November 1859. Etched frontispiece, title and 14 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Contemporary ownership inscription of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall (near Penrith), on front free endpaper and title; engraved bookseller's ticket of Charles Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle, on front pastedown. First edition in book form, first issue, the list of contents with signature "b" and with page 213 misnumbered 113. The novel was published in book form on 21 November 1859. Eckel, p. 90; Smith I:13; Yale/Gimbel A143. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. - True First EditionA Spectacular Copy In Original Green Cloth With 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'].Publisher’s secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original ‘green’ cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the ‘secondary binding’, it’s superlative condition really does justify it’s addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the 'third' issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickens’s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the author’s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens’s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bertrams. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      Chapman and Hall. London 1859 - First edition. Three volumes. Scarce. iv, 335; iv, 344; iv, 331pp. Original brown cloth gilt, rebacked with original spines laid down. Original e/ps retained. Sl. lean to all vols. Cloth rubbed and sl. soiled and label removed from upper bd of vol. III. Pages browned, neat ownership signature to each volume. generally a clean and sound set. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES. Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo di. précédés d’un Essai sur la gravure sur bois par M. Amb. Firmin Didot.

      Firmin Didot,, Paris, 1859 - 2 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 10, (468), 18; (558), 20, leg. t. tela edit. con tit. e fregi impressi a secco e in oro ai piatti e ai d. Con 513 tavv. inc. raffiguranti uomini e donne in costume, accompagnate da una pagina descrittiva dove il testo è incorniciato da bel fregio con racemi e grottesche. Celebre e monumentale trattato sui costumi del vecchio e nuovo Mondo: vi sono raffigurati abiti maschili e femminili di varie epoche e paesi, il primo vol. è interamente dedicato all’Italia. Il Vecellio era pittore allievo di Tiziano, nonché suo nipote. Bell’esempl. [027]

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        Médecine et hygiène des pays chauds et spécialement de l'Algérie et des colonies. Topographie, clomatologie, pathogénie, pathologie, prophylaxie, acclimatement et colonisations. Avec zbe carte de k'Algérie.

      Challamel Ainé,, Paris, 1859 - Paris, Challamel Ainé, (1859). 21,5x14,5 cm. 2 Bl., VIII, 532 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalt. Karte und 7 Textfig. Späterer Halbleinwandband mit Papierrückenschild und marmor. Bezugspapier. (Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Vereinzelte Anstreichungen in Blau. Karte etwas eselsohrig). Avec une grande carte dépliante (cornée). Rousseurs, quelques soulignements en bleu. Späterer Halbleinwandband mit Papierrückenschild und marmor. Bezugspapier.

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        MR. THACKERAY, MR. YATES, And The GARRICK CLUB. The Correspondence and Facts.

      Printed for Private Circulation [by Taylor and Greening],, London: 1859 - The notorious quarrel between two of England's most popular authors began with Yates' critical review, in Town Talk, of Thackeray's English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. Thackeray, as might be expected, was a bit affronted at what he viewed as a slanderous insult by this fellow member of the Garrick Club; believing much of Yates' information came from club meetings, he took his grievance to the club committee. The committee sided with Thackeray and instructed Yates to apologize; Yates refused & was forcibly barred from club premises, subsequently bringing charges against the club Secretary. Dickens, absent from London as this brouhaha was brewing, returned to find all in full force. He offered to mediate, though primarily siding with Yates, which Thackeray viewed as treachery. The ill feelings between the two did not abate for years, until shortly before Thackeray's death in 1863. Herein Yates recounts the history & evidence of the disagreement, with, not unexpectedly, a bias to his own case. This copy presented to Edward Bradley, presumed to be the Victorian novelist, who wrote under the pen name, Cuthbert M. Bede. Known in Wise facsimiles (cf Todd 425c), the first edition, as here, just twice at auction in the last 30+ years, the last being 1977. A rare piece of Dickensiana; the first time we've ever been able to offer the item. Modest binding wear at extremities. Bookplate. A handsome VG+ copy. Late 19th C. 3/4 blue morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 830 & 1083). PRESENTATION copy from the author, INSCRIBED at the top of the t.p., 'Edward Bradley / from the author". 15, [1 (blank)] pp. Binder's blanks at rear of volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exploration - British North America. Papers Relative to the Exploration by Captain Palliser of That Portion of British North America Which Lies Between the Northern Branch of the River Saskatchewan and the Frontier of the United States; And Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains. [With] Further Papers Relative to the Exploration by the Expedition Under Captain Palliser . Between the Red River and Rocky Mountains, and Thence to the Pacific Ocean. [With]. The Journals, Detailed Reports, and Observations Relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser, of That Portion of British North America, Which, in Latitude, Lies Between the British Boundary Line and the Height of Land or Watershed of the Northern or Frozen Ocean Respectively, and i

      Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode, London - 1859-1865, 1st Editions. () Very good. 64,[7],75,325,[3],5 folding maps. 4 parts Folio (approximately 32.5 cm. High) Bound in an attractive full morocco binding. Marbled endpapers. 16 maps, plans, sections, etc. Part 1 with 8 maps, plans by John Arrowsmith (including 1 large folding map with routes indicated in colour and 4 hand colour plans, sections) - Part 2 with 3 folding hand coloured maps, plans, and sections by John Arrowsmith and 5 folding hand coloured maps, plans sections, etc by Edward Stanford in Part 4. A few edges in Part 2 have had a bit of paper repair. Scarce in any condition with the rare Part 4 "Index and Maps to Captain Palliser's Reports" issued separately and containing the cornerstone map of western Canada being "A General Map of the Routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, and 1860. A wonderful copy in an attractive modern binding. Peel 217. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. June 1859. Peel 222. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1860. Peel 238. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863. Index and Maps for Part 3 published separately in 1865. the Palliser Expedition, (1857-60), was initiated by John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Geographical Society a plan to travel from the Red River Colony to and through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary. The society expanded the project into a scientific expedition and applied for a grant of £5000 from the imperial government, which was then facing the problem of the future of the Hudson's Bay Company territories. They were to explore the old North West Company canoe route west from Lake Superior, the plains south of the North Saskatchewan River and the southern passes through the Rockies and find badly needed information about them. DR James Hector was appointed geologist and naturalist, Eugene Bourgear botanical collector and John W. Sullivan secretary and astronomical observer. Magnetical observer Lt. Thomas W. Blakiston brought his delicate instruments by way of the Hudson Bay to join them on the prairies. The explorers amassed astronomical, meteorological, geological and magnetic data, and described the country, its fauna and flora, its inhabitants and its "capabilities" for settlement and transportation. They concluded that to establish communications entirely within British territory from the east to Red River would be difficult and costly and that access through American territory was much easier. Although some semi-arid country (which is now known as Palliser's Triangle) stretched across the American border into the prairies of modern Canada, it was surrounded by a fertile belt well suited for stock raising and agriculture. There were deposits of coal and other minerals. The company traversed 6 passes in the southern Rockies. Some of them feasible for a railway (the CPR later built through one of them - the Kicking Horse Pass, named by Hector), but found the mountains further west a formidable obstacle. Taken from the Ourhistory website. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morphy's Games of Chess and Frère's Problem Tournament

      T W Strong, New York 1859 - 144 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4") issued in decorative blind stamped boards with gilt-decorated and lettered spine. (Hagedorn: 51) 1st edition. The second part of this book contains many clever problems selected from those which competed in a tournament arranged by Frère, the chess editor of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The first part was published without the sanction or approval of Morphy, and comprises games with notes copied form the Chess Monthly, The Era and other sources, without any special acknowledgment. The collection was evidently hurriedly and incompetently made to take advantage of the demand created by Morphy's success in Europe. (Hadgedorn). Condition: Spine head lightly chipped, corners rubbed else a very good copy of an early American chess title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Werken.

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

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        IL POLIZIANO, studi di letteratura (1859) fondata e diretta da GIOSUE' CARDUCCI - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO - , Firenze, Co' tipi di M. Cellini e C., 1859

      - Questa prestigiosa rivista fiorentina è strettamente legata alla crescita culturale ed all'affermazione nel mondo letterario di GIOSUE' CARDUCCI (Valdicastello-Versilia 1835-Bologna 1907) che qui pubblicò alcuni importanti lavori critici che lo misero rapidamente in luce ed ai quali si deve l'offerta da parte del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione (Terenzio Mamiani) della nomina alla cattedra di eloquenza presso la universit? di Bologna. Su questa rivista comparvero poi alcuni suoi scritti interessanti (in particolare vanno citati i sonetti sulla guerra di Indipendenza- sul fascIcolo di aprile - che lo schierarono sull'ideologia repubblicana) Nello stesso 1859 Carducci si sposò con Elvira Menicucci ed ebbe inizio la grande collaborazione con l'editore Barbera. Tutti fascicoli sciolti (15 x 23,5) in buone condizioni (qualche macchiolina) VOLUME PRIMO - gennaio - pp.1-64 Con scritti di Carducci, G. Chiarini, Antonio Gussalli. VOLUME SECONDO - febbraio - pp. 65-128 Con scritti di Carducci, Antonio Gussalli, G, Chiarini (lettere tra P. Giordani e Gussalli), Targioni Tozzetti. VOLUME TERZO - marzo - pp., 129-192 Con scritti di Alessandro Tassoni "Sonetto sopra aI parenti), Carteggio P. Giordani-Fornaciari, Lezione di R. Fornaciari. VOLUME QUARTO - aprile - pp. 193-256 Scritti di F. Pelosini, R. Fornaciari, G. Carducci, Montanari, Felice Tribolati, Targioni Tozzetti. VOLUME QUINTO - maggio - pp. 257-320 Scritti di Pelosini, F. Tribolati, Eugenio Branchi, G. Puccianti, G, CARDUCCI "Sonetti sulla guerra di indipendenza italiana", G. Procacci, L. Biamonti, F.C.Buonamici, Targioni Tozzetti- MANCA IL VOLUME SESTO (giugno) con il quale cessa la raccolta (Bibliografia Righini vol. primo-. periodici Fiorentini n. 2114 pag. 406) La collezione viene offerta a

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        Sloan's Constructive Architecture; A Guide to the Practical Builder and Mechanic. In Which Is Contained A Series Of Designs For Domes, Roofs And Spires, etc.

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1859 - 148 pp. 4to, with sixty-six plates, 32 are colored or tinted lithographs. Glossary. Geometrical Definitions. KARPEL B295. "Before this work appeared in 1859, the standards for carpentry and building construction were largely set by foreign publications, most notably those of Peter Nicholson and Thomas Tredgold. Sloan filled a great need by documenting current American developments, many of which have made contemporary European practices obsolete. He covers domes, roofs, spheres, carpentry, joinery, and the five orders. HITCHCOCK 1198. A lovely copy, clean throughout., but with one caveat; discrete ex-library stamp at lower margin of the Preface page -- no other ex-library marking. Orig. publisher's cloth rebacked; decorated in blind with front cover gilt decoration bright and clean. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Soldier

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

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        Society of California Pioneers

      . San Francisco: Nahl Bros. Lith. L. Nagel Print, Sept. 20th 1859. Broadside 26 x 20 inches; lithograph on India paper laid onto thin linen. Paper worn at top left and top right outside the image, slight foxing and spotting, in very good condition. Signed in ink by Alexdr. Abell President, and Wm. R. Wheaton Secretary. Rare and desirable printing of some of the earliest views of San Francisco and the Bay area, that have since become iconic. From the top left, clockwise, we see gold miners panning for gold, Sutter?s Fort, Yosemite valley, the Big Trees grove at Yosemite (or Calaveras?), the Golden Gate, California natives in front of the Mission. a view of San Francisco, a Vaquero roping a steer; and in the centre, a hunter and a California bear on the left, a miner and his tools right, and between them the Bear Flag raising. Peters, California on Stone, 175, mentioned this extremely rare lithograph many of which were held by the Society and destroyed in 1906. Moreland L. Stevens, ?Charles Christian Nahl: Artist of the Gold Rush, 1818-1878?: #80. ?A contract for the certificate was signed on 21 December 1858, which would make the date of publication sometime in 1859.? Peters, American on Stone, plate 106; Peters, California on Stone, p. 173.

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

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

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        Ta euriskomena

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

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        FORT RANDALL, N.T. [manuscript title].

      Fort Randall, Nebraska Territory. 1859. - Watercolor, pen, and ink on a sheet of very lightly-ruled paper, 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Captioned in ink in upper margin, dated in lower margin. Several small chips in the outer margin, not affecting the image. Central vertical fold. Several closed tears, expertly mended on verso. The colors are bright and vibrant. In very good condition overall. Matted. An outstanding depiction of Fort Randall in Nebraska Territory in 1859, painted by the talented German- American artist, Anton Schonborn (d. 1871), while he was touring the area as part of the Yellowstone Expedition of 1859, commanded by Captain William F. Raynolds. The fort was located on the Missouri River, in an area of Nebraska Territory that is just north of the boundary into present- day South Dakota. Schonborn's watercolor is a rare, attractive, and important view of this significant western outpost. The Raynolds Expedition was authorized in April, 1859, and its mission was to explore the area along the Yellowstone River and its tributaries. The party was to ascertain information regarding the Indians dwelling in the region, gauge the agricultural and mineral resources of the area, study its topographical features, and report on its suitability for possible railroad routes and military outposts, and as a route for emigrants. Anton Schonborn was the artist and meteorologist on the expedition. The Raynolds Expedition departed St. Louis in late May, 1859 (which likely explains the inked date at the bottom of this scene), and arrived at Fort Randall on the Missouri River on June 13th. Schonborn may well have preceded the main party, and so spent time waiting at the fort, allowing him to create this fine watercolor. The fort, under the command of Captain C.S. Lovell, was garrisoned by four companies of the 2d Infantry. The Raynolds party, when it arrived, spent a day at Fort Randall before proceeding further up the river. Fort Randall was established on June 26, 1856 to provide protection to settlers and explorers along the Missouri River, in Nebraska Territory. The post also deterred white explorers from trespassing on Indian reservations, and was an Army supply depot for the upper Missouri River. The site for Fort Randall was selected by General William S. Harney, and was named for Colonel Daniel Randall, Deputy Paymaster General of the Army. Construction of the fort began in August 1856 and consisted of twenty-four buildings, housing 500 soldiers. The fort protected lands between the Platte River in central Nebraska and Missouri River to the north - and the area's fur traders - as well as escorting wagon trains of settlers and explorers across the plains. At the time the Raynolds expedition visited Fort Randall, it was the northernmost United States fort on the Missouri River. Schonborn's watercolor is unsigned, though clearly his work, given the style of the image, the German script of the captions, and the time and place at which it was executed. The birds-eye view from the other side of the Missouri River shows that the fort had grown substantially in the three years since its construction. More than three dozen buildings are shown, as well as several other smaller structures. Several of the buildings are identified in manuscript, including the hospital, guard house, quartermaster's stores, and the house of the fort's trader, or sutler. All of these buildings are shown on the periphery of the camp, the main part of which is made up of a series of large buildings (with smaller buildings just outside) forming a long rectangular shape surrounding a flagpole with a fully-colored American flag at full staff. Several of these dwellings are identified with the names of soldiers (almost certainly officers), including Lee, Hendershott, Lord, Lyon, Drake, Davidson, Crawford, Wessells, Long, and Gardner. A row of trees along the Missouri obscures several smaller buildings, and a steamboat is shown on the river. The name of the boat appears to be "Mink," and a steamboat by that n

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