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        The West Indies and the Spanish Main

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The West Indies and the Spanish Main is a travel book by Anthony Trollope. Illustrated with a fold out colour map of the West Indies and the Spanish Main to frontispiece. First edition. Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Shaded by his literary success, his travel works are well informed and this is the first and rarest of them. Bound as expected without the publisher's adverts. Condition: Rebound in quarter morocco with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities and occasional marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional spots andhandling marks the odd slight tidemark andthe odd slight closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Mélange économique : recueil d'articles et d'ouvrages économiques sur le statut des sociétés et les opérations de bourse publiés entre 1859 et 1862.

      Paris, multiples 1859 - in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l'époque titre gravé, dos à 4 nerfs, 410 pages. Sommaire : --- Pétition au sénat. Projet de réforme de la loi du 17 juillet 1856 sur les sociétés en commandite par actions précédé d'une préface par M. J. GOIN. Paris, Paul Dupont, 1861. 28 pages. --- Cour de cassation. Audience de rentrée du 4 novembre 1861. Discours prononcé par M. A. BLANCHE, avocat-général. De la loi commerciale; Paris, Cosse, 1861. 67 pages. --- Étude sur la réforme de la législation commerciale: sociétés. Paris, Dans les Bureaux du conseiller, 1862. 80 pages --- Une réforme de législation commerciale. Les transactions financières. Extrait de la revue des deux mondes, juin 1862. Paris, Claye, 1862. 16 pages --- Le discours de M. Blanche, les agents de change et les jeux de bourse. Du droit de s'associer pour l'exploitation des charges d'agent de change. Etat de la jurisprudence. Paris, au bureau du conseiller, gazette des chemins de fer, 1862. Extraits du journal financier et politique "le conseiller, gazette des chemins de fer" no des 22 et 29 juin 1860, 16 et 23 novembre et 21 décembre 1861, 11 janvier 1862. 54 pages. --- Pétition au Sénat pour modifier et régulariser l'autorisation de négocier en France les titres des sociétés étrangères, adressée le 14 janvier 1862, par M. SOURIGUES. Paris, Castel, 1862. 15 pages. --- Le devoir des agents de change et la compagnie du chemin de fer de Barcelone à Saragosse, par M. SOURIGUES. Paris, Imprimerie centrale des chemins de fer de Napoléon Chaix, 1861. 16 pages. --- Le traité de commerce et le libre échange par Aimé BOUTAREL. Paris, Guillaumin, 1862. 30 pages. --- Influence du traité de commerce avec l'Angleterre sur l'industrie nationale et sur le travail. Lettre à un industriel de l'Aube, par Auguste CASIMIR-PÉRIER. Troyes : impr. de Dufour-Bouquot, 1862. 16 pages. Fils du "grand" Casimir Périer, ayant fait ses études à Grenoble, Auguste-Victor-Laurent Périer dit Casimir-Périer (1811-1876), député de l'Aube à l'Assemblée législative, fut un des opposants au coup d'Etat de décembre 1851. Incarcéré quelques jours au Mont-Valérien, il fut ensuite rendu à la vie privée, mais chercha à retrouver un rôle politique. Conseiller général de l'Aube en 1861, il chercha donc à reconquérir un siège de député. Naturellement, il fut en butte à toutes les manoeuvres gouvernementales et préfectorales (le préfet de l'Isère fit une vigoureuse campagne en faveur de son concurrent). Il dut attendre la fin du Second Empire et les élections de 1871 pour être enfin pourvu d'un siège : il choisit l'Aube. --- Les Deux propriétaires, dialogue en vers par Auguste GALIMARD. Paris, Dentu, 1859. 47 pages. --- Rapport fait au nom de la commission chargée d'examiner le projet de loi portant modification des articles 74, 75 et 90 du code du commerce, par M. LARRABURE, député au corps législatif. Corps Legislatif no 188, session 1862. Paris, imprimerie du corps législatif, Poupart-Davil, 1862. 40 pages. Raymond Larrabure fit son droit à Paris, fut reçu avocat et dirigea des sociétés industrielles. Le 13 mai 1849, il fut élu député des Basses-Pyrénées. Le 25 octobre 1857, « candidat officiel », il fut élu dans la 2ème circonscription des Basses-Pyrénées (Orthez et Oloron) député au Corps législatif. Il prit part à de nombreuses discussions, intervint dans l'examen du budget et se plaignit en 1860 de l'insuffisance des attributions financières du Corps législatif. Il fut réélu le 1er juin 1863 dans la même circonscription. Rapporteur de la commission de l'emprunt de 300 millions de 1864, il signala l'aggravation constante de la dette publique. Il se présenta dans la 1ère circonscription des Basses-Pyrénées (Pau), vacante, et fut élu le 4 novembre 1865. La même année, il devint maire de Pau. La chute de l'Empire le rendit à la vie privée. Il se retira dans son château d'Argagnon, qu'il avait acquis en 1845. Sources : Dictionnaire des Parlementaires Français (1789-1889) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Acadia; or, A Month with the Blue Noses

      New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859 - With the Anderson auction bookplate of the sale of the Library of Mark Twain, signed by Albert Bigelow Paine. A fine association copy, linking the name of Twain with that of one of America's most popular humourists of his day, F.S. Cozzens, author of THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS (1856) (CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE) First edition. 8vo. 2 engraved frontispieces. 329 pp. Original brown cloth; spine ends slightly frayed, but sound. With a bookplate on the lower pastedown, inscribed "From Samuel L. Clemens' personal library I Alan Gribben I Austin, Texas 1890;" and with the monogrammed bookplate of William Inglis Morse and his blind stamp on flyleaf. Gribben, I, p. 162; BAL 4001 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. [Founder's Medal. London, presented 23 May 1859]. (THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY PRESENTED TO BURTON ON HIS RETURN FROM TANGANYIKA.)

      London: Royal Geographical Society, 1859. Unique. , The gold medal, housed in the original folding case, lined with velvet as issued. In excellent condition and housed in the original folding box. A SUPERB AND IMPORTANT BURTON ITEM. The Circular Medal (diameter 2.14 in., 54.mm) designed by William Wyon, struck in .9122 (22 karat) gold, 118.44 grams, the obverse displaying the bare head of William IV facing right lettered W Wyon on the bust and Gulielmus iiii D:g: Britanniarum rex mdcccxxx. around and Fundator. Below, the reverse displaying Britannia standing by a sextant and a globe, facing left with a wreath in her right hand outstretched and a map in left lettered Ob terras reclusas. round and W. Wyon. Ara and mint1830[?] below, also lettered Royal Geographical Society of London. in exergue; engraved Capt. Richard F. Burton. 1859. around the edge, pierced at 12:00 probably for suspension. Original(?) maroon leather folding-case, brass clasp, lined with satin and silk. Modern red cloth folding case, black lettering-piece gilt. THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, PRESENTED TO BURTON ON HIS RETURN FROM TANGANYIKA TWELVE DAYS BEHIND SPEKE. The Gold Medals (Founder’s and Patron’s Medals) originated as an annual gift of fifty guineas from King WilliamIV. It was awarded for the first time in 1831, for the encouragement and promotion of geographical science and discovery. RGS records Burton being awarded the medal “for his various exploratory enterprises, and especially for his perilous expedition with Captain. J. H. Speke to the great lakes in Eastern Africa.” It was awarded to him by the President of the society with the following words: — “The Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society has been adjudicated to Captain R. F. Burton, of the Bombay Army, who has explored a vast region of Eastern and Central Africa never before traversed by any geographer; and for the discovery of the great internal lake of Tanganyika-- the more northern lake of Nyanza being discovered by his coadjutor, Captain Spoke. Captain Burton is well known for his most interesting journey, under the auspices of this Society, as an Afghan pilgrim, to the Holy places in Arabia in the autumn of 1853, as recorded in our Journal, vols. xxrv. and xxv., and in the popular account of it published by himself. These volumes showed Captain Burton to be an accomplished Orientalist, and admirably fitted for a traveller among the difficulties of Eastern countries. In the ensuing year he volunteered to explore Eastern Africa from Berbera to Zanzibar, accompanied by Lieutenant Stroyan and Lieutenant Speke, the latter of whom had been for several years collecting the fauna of Little Tibet and the Hiraglaya Mountains. In a preliminary journey, Captain Burton, alone, succeeded in reaching and describing Harar, never before visited by Europeans.” Captain Burton replied:— " Mr. President, —I thank you, Sir, most sincerely for this honour, and for the kind and flattering expressions by which you have enhanced its value. Allow me, at the same time, to embrace the opportunity of expressing my gratitude to this powerful and influential Society for the favours of past years. When comparatively unknown I was enabled, by the generous support of the Royal Geographical Society, to enter upon the field of Arabian exploration. At a subsequent period their interest forwarded me into the Somali country ; and, on the present occasion, to them—and to them only—do I ascribe the success which has attended my last expedition. This valuable gift will remain with me a lasting memorial of my debt of gratitude. "You have alluded, Sir, to the success of the last expedition. Justice compels me to state the circumstances under which it attained that success. To Captain J. H. Spoke are due those geographical results to which you have alluded in such flattering terms. Whilst I undertook the history and ethnography, the languages and the peculiarities of the people, to Captain Spoke fell the arduous task of delineating an exact topography, and of laying down our positions by astronomical observations—a labour to which at times even the undaunted Livingstone found himself unequal. I conclude with the warmest wishes for the prosperity of the Royal Geographical Society, and with expressing my desire that we may have a further opportunity of prosecuting our labours in this good cause." References: RGS Journal 29 (1859) xcvii; RGS Proceedings 3 (1858-59) 217-19, 348-58. Brodie 177-68.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (211 × 134 mm). Early-20th century tan calf by Tout, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with floral tools, brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, triple-line rules and floral cornerpieces to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and half title, 14 plates. Occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First edition in book form, second issue, the list of contents without signature "b" and with page 213 correctly numbered 113. A very handsomely bound copy.

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        The Museum of Natural History.

      - With introductory essay on the natural history of the primval world. Being a popular account of the Structure, Habits, and Classification of . The Animal Kingdom: Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Shells, and Insects, including the insects destructive to agriculture. I-II. William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London no date. (?). 4:o. Illustrations in the text. Engraved title, (2),vi,48 pp. + 11 plates + engraved title, 447 pages + 65 (34 + 31) plates of which 20 are coloured;engraved title, (2),405,(3) pp. + 69 (8 + 4 + 17 + 11 + 2 + 11 + 4 + 6 + 2 + 2 + 2) plates of which 4 are coloured,xxxviii pp. + 3 plates. Worn contemporary half calf with gold-decorated spine. Slight damage upper part of the front board of vol. II. Spot on lower joint volume II. Owner s signature and owner s stamp. 27 x 20 cm.*Was issued in parts 1859-62.[#26523]

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        Manuel de conchyliologie et de paleontologie conchyliologique.

      Subject: (Malacologia). Paris, 1859/1862, due vol. in-8 bella leg. in m.pelle ep. (un p? stinta al dorso) pp. VII-508 + 327 con 4943 belle inc. n.t. (79 delle quali finemente colorate): bellissima opera in grande legatura.

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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo (195 × 120 mm). Original vertical grain purple cloth, covers with outer border of two thick-and-thin rules, spine lettered gilt and with blind Greek-key roll at head and tail, terracotta endpapers, edges uncut. Minor rubbing, cloth just splitting at foot of back joint, spine lightly faded, with one or two marks. A hint of spotting to title and a few other leaves, a near-fine copy. First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM).

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        Opera ad parisiensem fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta auctiora atque emendatiora in tomos X distibuta. Editio altera pratensis.

      Prati, Ex. Giachetti - Pomba 1859/1871 9 volumi In-8, mezza pelle con titolo in oro. Insignificante menda ad un piatto, usuale brunitura al tomo 8. Opera completa in nove volumi, il nono è l'indice.

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        The Writings

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. , 1859-1900. 33 volumes, octavo (191 × 129 mm). Finely bound in publisher's half morocco, marbled linen sides, title and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, silk ribbon markers, and gilt to top page edge. Hand coloured steel engraved frontispieces to each volume. Spines uniformly and gently toned, a few volumes with slight soiling to outer boards, select volumes with mild rubbing to corners, internal contents fresh, an excellent set. Author's autograph edition. Limited to 63 signed and numbered sets, this being number 48, with a manuscript page bound into one volume. This set with a page from chapter 3 of "Oak Openings". The finest edition of Cooper's writings available.

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        Tarantella di Antonio Gasbaroni.

      Subject: (Brigantaggio). Manoscritto del 1859, 26 marzo, in-4 legatura ottocentesca in mezzo marocchino con angoli (realizzata da Riviere). Ritratto di Gasbaroni a penna, colorato all'acquerello, su foglio applicato all'antiporta. Poema manoscritto in italiano, di 20 pagine, dedicato al celebre brigante di Sonnino. Ex libris inglese al primo piatto. Interessantissimo.

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        Dittatura Farini. Decreti 1859/60.

      Subject: (Risorgimento). Volume in-8 ril. m.pelle coeva, pp. nn. (oltre 300 c.a) contenente tutti (oltre 40) i Decreti ufficiali del Governatorato Farini sulle Provincie Modenesi e Parmensi relativi alla transizione verso il Regno d'Italia. Alcuni anche relativi alle altre zone emiliano/romagnole cos? come delimitazioni delle frontiere con Austria e Francia, il passaggio a quest'ultima di Nizza e Savoia, ecc. Assolutamente eccezionale ensemble di documenti ufficiali.

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        Report of Commission appointed by the Governor-in-Chief to inquire into the Loss of the "Admella;" together

      Adelaide,: W.C.Cox, Government printer, 1859.. Foolscap folio, 36, [iv] pp., last blank, large folding map; wrappers thumbed, some browning of the map, overall very good condition. 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.

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        LES MERVEILLES DE LA SCIENCE

      1859. Good. FIGUIER, Louis. LES MERVEILLES DE LA SCIENCE; Ou, Description Populaire des Inventions Modernes. Paris: Furne, Jouvet Et Cie, [1859]. In French. 752 pages. The first 188 pages are devoted to photography while the following 20 focus on stereoscopy. The text is thoroughly illustrated with 612 engravings and diagrams. Small 4to., (purple) marbled paper sides backed in purple calf, all edges speckled. Volume is rubbed and edgeworn, especially at the bottom-edge where there is a short closed tear to the heel and the board paper is worn. Outer fore-corners are bumped. Attractively set two-column text shows some foxing throughout. Good plus.

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        Manuel theorique et pratique de photographie sur collodie et sur albumine.

      Subject: (Fotografia). Paris, Lab?, 1859, 8vo m.tela coeva (piatti con tracce d'uso) titolo al dorso, pp. 302 con 39 fig. n.t. e due tav. f.t. (una di un positivo al carbone, su cartoncino). Dedica autografa frmata dell'A. al frontespizio.

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        Gran dizionario piemontese-italiano.

      Utet 1859 In-4. pp XVI, 1237, legatura recente in mezza pelle con titolo in oro.

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        MARIAN ELWOOD OR HOW GIRLS LIVE, by one of themselves.

      E. DUNIGAN & BROTHER, (JAMES B. KIRKER), BROADWAY 1859 - Libro en buen estado, aunque con algunos roces, algunas páginas con algunas leves manchas, con firma del anterior propietario, encuadernado en tela (fue vuelto a reencuadernar por lo que no se conservan sus cubiertas originales). Probablemente este ejemplar puede que pertenezca a la primera edición de esta novela, cuya autora, Sarah M. Browson (1839-1876), fue una polígrafa y publicista católica. 360 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HUNTED DOWN: A Story. With Some Account of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, the Poisoner.

      John Camden Hotten, (n d), London: - Building vignette to front wrapper. 'Hunted Down' first appeared in 1859, in the NY Ledger, written by Dickens for the princely sum of £1000 as offered by the newspaper's publisher, Robert Bonner. This the first separate UK publication. 'Hunted Down' the 4th Queen's Quorum title [1860]. Bookplate. Minor wear. A VG+ copy. Early 20th C. red full sheep (color touch-up along joints); gilt spine lettering. Marbled eps. Original green wrappers bound in (front wrapper with paper repair to vertical crack along gutter). 16mo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st UK book edition (Eckel, p. 199). Circa 1870. [2], 89, [1] pp. 17 pp publisher catalogue, dated 1871, at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GENERA AND SPECIES OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES. Described and arranged according to the system now adopted in the British Museum - AND - THE GENERA OF BRITISH MOTHS.

      London. Paul Jerrard & Son. no date but 1859 - 2 volumes, tall octavo 10 1/2 x 7 inches, original publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, a bit rubbed. First work - Butterflies, hand coloured engraved title and 32 FINE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPH PLATES OF BUTTERFLIES in decorative settings to show their typical habitats, with accompanying leaves of text. Second work- Moths, 2 volumes in one, with the rare second title, illustrated with 62 FINE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS OF MOTHS also in settings of plants and foliage. Thus in total - ONE HAND COLOURED TITLE AND 94 HAND COLOURED PLATES. The bindings are a little rubbed and both volumes are loose in gutta percha - these bindings were amongst the first to use glue to hold the books together thus with time they invariably become loose. However the plates and text and extremely bright and clean and complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        The Illustrated History of The British Empire in India and The East, from the Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859

      London: James S. Virtue,, [c.1859]. Illustrated with steel engravings and maps. In two volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (250 × 165 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, red morocco label, decoration to bands, cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Portrait frontispieces, vignette title pages, colour maps and mezzotint plates. Some occasional light foxing, boards a little marked, corners slightly bumped, an excellent copy. First edition of this substantial and well illustrated history of the British empire in India and the East.

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        Science and Art of Chess

      New York, C. Scribner; London, S. Low, Son & Co. 1859 - Description: xiv, [15]-281 p. Illus. 19 cm. Subjects: Chess. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 281 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        All the Year Round

      - London - Chapman and Hall, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon uniiformly bound set of the Victorian periodical All the Year Round. All the Year Round was a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication Household Words, abandoned due to differences with his former publisher. All the Year Round contained the same mixture of fiction and non-fiction as Household Words but with a greater emphasis on literary matters and less on journalism. Nearly 11 per cent of the non-fiction articles in All the Year Round dealt with some aspect of international affairs or cultures. Old tales of crime (especially with a French or Italian setting), new developments in science (including the theories of Charles Darwin), lives and struggles of inventors, tales of exploration and adventure in distant parts, and examples of self-help among humble folk, are among the topics which found a ready welcome from Dickens. These 9 volumes are from the First Series, which spanned fromVol. 1 (30 April 1859) to Vol. 20 (28 November 1868). Each volume was 26 numbers, or half a year,long. Each volume features serialisations of works of fiction, with Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities being in volumes I and II, his Great Expectations in volume IV with the second half absent, as stated below. Other serialisations include Wilkie Collin's The Woman in White and Bulwer-Lytton's A Strange Story. Each even numbered volume also the contains the extra Christmas number to the rear. 9 volumes of 10 with the fifth volume (V) absent. All volumes are first edition. Condition: Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Externally, rather rubbed to boards with some light wear to spines and other extremities. Corners bumped. Some loss to backstrip of volume II. Front hinge of volume II strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright throughout with only the very occasional spot or handlingmark. Neat ink inscription to front pastedown of each volume. Overall: GOOD with VERY GOOD INDEED interiors..

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        LIFE, SCENERY, AND CUSTOMS IN SIERRA LEONE AND THE GAMBIA (2 volumes)

      Richard Bentley, London 1859 - pp. vol. 1: xii, 321; vol. 2: xi, (1), 287; original yellow end papers with adverts; binder's label to rear end paper (Josiah Westley, London). Tinted lithographic frontispiece plates to both volumes, with original tissue guards. Original blue cloth bindings with elaborate decoration to the spines, blind stamped decoration to the boards; very good and bright with a little gentle wear only, cloth to vol. II very slighty nicked to the head of the spine, gilt bright, Contents good and tight, foxing to frontispiece plates with a little transfer to tissue guards and title pages, otherwise minimal spotting; previous owners' signature to the blank recto of the frontispiece plate, end papers slightly worn at hinges but binding remains firm, front paste-downs lightly marked/scuffed from an earlier bookplate. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES MERVEILLES DE LA SCIENCE

      1859. Good. FIGUIER, Louis. LES MERVEILLES DE LA SCIENCE; Ou, Description Populaire des Inventions Modernes. Paris: Furne, Jouvet Et Cie, [1859]. In French. 752 pages. The first 188 pages are devoted to photography while the following 20 focus on stereoscopy. The text is thoroughly illustrated with 612 engravings and diagrams. Small 4to., (purple) marbled paper sides backed in purple calf, all edges speckled. Volume is rubbed and edgeworn, especially at the bottom-edge where there is a short closed tear to the heel and the board paper is worn. Outer fore-corners are bumped. Attractively set two-column text shows some foxing throughout. Good plus.

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        Les tréteaux.

      Poulet-Malassis & De Broise 1859 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris _1859, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés, initiales frappées à froid en pied du dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son photographe et caricaturiste Etienne Carjat. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur par F. Bracquemond en frontispice. Bel exemplaire. Autographes d'exception & Les Classiques [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist;

      London - Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An exciting and very scarce little volume, containing the first dramatisation of Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist and The Cricket on the Hearth. Dickens (1812 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Each playis bound with the paper wraps in which they were originally published for French's Acting Editions. The Cricket on the Hearth is also accompanied by a delightful engraved frontispiece. Each is a first edition thus. In a Mcrrell binding. Condition: In a quarter calf binding over cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with the lightest of wear only, leather a trifle marked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly spotted throughout but otherwise clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Kellys and the O'Kellys

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo. Original linen cloth printed in black and red, complete with the 32-page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Spine darkened, covers generally rubbed, tanned and mottled, dampstain to rear cover, some loss to cloth at spine ends, joints and hinges a little frayed but holding fine, faded titles restored by hand in black ink to spine. First reprint of Trollope's second novel, and the earliest obtainable edition (the first edition, in three volumes in 1848, being placed fourth by Sadleir in his list of comparative scarcities). With the Ingram family armorial bookplate which is likely to denote the ownership of John Henry Ingram (1842-1916), a literary critic, and the biographer and editor of the works of Edgar Allen Poe, about whom Ingram and Trollope shared a correspondence.

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        The Book of 500 Curious Puzzles: Containing a Large Collection of Entertaining Paradoxes, Perplexing Deceptions in Numbers, and Amusing Tricks in Geometry

      Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. A handsome book of whimsy. 116 p. Numerous illustrations. 19 cm. Original publisher's pictorial boards. Minor rubbing to extremities. Internally fine. Good binding. Clean, unmarked pages. 10 pages of ads on pink paper.

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        Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum (8 vols. cpl/ 8 Bände KOMPLETT) - Vol. I - III: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygian Fishes in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vols. IV: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. V: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Siluridae, Characinidae, Haplochitonidae, Sternoptychidae, Scopelidae, Stomiatidae in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. VI: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae/ Vol. VII: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhync

      Printed by Order of the Trusters; 1859 - 1870. - insgesamt ca. 4000 Seiten; teilweise ungeschnitten; Bei der hier vorliegendem Ausgabe des GESAMTWERKS handelt es sich um eine Erstausgabe/Originalausgabe. Diese ist wohl in einer viel zu geringen Stückzahl gedruckt worden und ungemein selten. Speziell durch das regelmäßige Fehlen der Bde. I-III und VI, von denen wohl noch weniger gedruckt wurden als von den übrigen Bänden, sind komplette Reihen faktisch unauffindbar. In dieser Vollständigkeit und diesem Zustand ist das Werk daher sehr selten und kostbar! Desweiteren befindet sich in jedem einzelnen Band ein seltenes Ex-libris (Vermutlich ein Ritterorden) des Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart (Arms of Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart)!! Die Bände selbst stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! in ENGLISCHER Sprache!!! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Papers Relative to the Hudson's Bay Company's Charter and Licence of Trade. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, April, 1859.

      Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London - 1859, 1st Edition. (Self wrappers) Very good. iv,26pp. Folio, sewn as issued. Lowther 88; Not in TPL. Papers concerning the licence granted by the crown to the Hudson's Bay Company 30 May 1838 for exclusive trading rights with the British Columbia Indians. Includes despatches between the Governor General of Canada, Edmund Walker Head, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Edward Bulwer Lytton (15 Aug. 1858 Apr. 1859. Also includes letters between Lytton and officials of the Hudson's Bay Company (27 July 1858-15 Mar. 1859) Series: Great Britain Colonial Office. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama, in Three Acts. Adapted from the Celebrated Novel, by Mr. Charles Dickens.

      Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand. [1859], London: - Frontispiece by Findlay, a re-engraving of Cruikshank's original "Oliver's reception by Fagin and the boys." The first title in a sammelband volume including 16 other 19th C. dramatic works. Price is for the entire volume of 17 titles. Modern brown quarter calf over marbled paper boards. Black leather author & title labels to spine ["Oliver Twist" "Dickens"]. Volume with 17 August 1921 Maggs Brothers receipt tipped-in to volume's front eps. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus (cf. Bolton 2; Kitton 460). 48 pp. With leaf bound-in after p. 4 providing cast for "performance at the Queens Theatre Edinburgh, 5 Sept, 1859". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics

      London: Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x141 mm). viii, 496, [2] pp., including half title, 3 plates (1 folding). Publisher´s dark green cloth, boards with frames in blind, title gilt to spine (ends of spine land corners bumped), untrimmed and partially unopened, very minor foxing in places. Fine copy. ---- <br><br> Norman 765, D.S.B., Duveen p.208, Jeffreys 458, Ball pp. 74-81. - Uncommon first edition of compilation of Faraday&#39;s pioneering work in Chemistry. Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1821-1857; the Journal of the Royal Institution; the Philosophical Magazine, and other publications. Includes over fifty scientific articles. Among its highlights, it contains "Thoughts on ray-vibrations" [electromagnetic theory of light] Considered one of the most influential books of 19th century scientific investigation..

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        The Museum of Natural History.

      With introductory essay on the natural history of the primval world. Being a popular account of the Structure, Habits, and Classification of ... The Animal Kingdom: Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Shells, and Insects, including the insects destructive to agriculture. I-II. William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London no date. (?). 4:o. Illustrations in the text. Engraved title, (2),vi,48 pp. + 11 plates + engraved title, 447 pages + 65 (34 + 31) plates of which 20 are coloured;engraved title, (2),405,(3) pp. + 69 (8 + 4 + 17 + 11 + 2 + 11 + 4 + 6 + 2 + 2 + 2) plates of which 4 are coloured,xxxviii pp. + 3 plates. Worn contemporary half calf with gold-decorated spine. Slight damage upper part of the front board of vol. II. Spot on lower joint volume II. Owner´s signature and owner´s stamp. 27 x 20 cm.. Was issued in parts 1859-62

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses application.

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1859 - 8vo (210x132 mm), ix, (1), 176, 4, 4 pp., 1 folding engraved plate. Bound at the end are two journal extracts by the author, I. From: Journal de Pharmacie et de Chimie, August 1858, and II. From: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 53, August 2, 1858. Foxed, first and last pages waterstained at outer margins. Ownership stamp (Grandeau) on half title. Contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands, spine gilt. Author's dedication copy to Louis Grandeau, French chemist and professor at Nancy University; inscribed and signed by the author on first flyleaf. Interesting association copy. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science 173; Duveen 524; Russo, p. 131; Bolton, I, 795; Poggendorf, II, 737; En français dans le texte, n¡ 279. - First edition. Both Oersted and Wöhler had attempted to develop a new light metal - possibly aluminum. Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, a French chemist, also undertook the task and after many experiments actually produced aluminum by laboratory methods (Sparrow). - PREMIERE EDITION. Très rare. Grande planche dépl. h.t. gravée sur métal et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traité des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Nature Printed British Ferns. Vols I & II

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859 A fair copy of the first octavo edition, complete in 2 volumes. Classed as &#39;fair&#39; because the half (morocco) leather bindings are unprepossessing and worn. The contents are in good to very good condition. This work was issued in part in folio form in 1855-6. This is the first full edition with 122 nature printed plates. Henry Bradbury pioneered the nature printing process with superb, if expensive, results. Vol I: Polypodium to Lastrea; half title; vignette title page; title page; preface; contents; text 254pp; with 51 tissue-guarded plates. Vol II: Athryium to Ophioglossum; half title; vignette title page; title page; contents; plate list; text with addenda, glossary and index 368pp; 71 tissue-guarded plates (numbering includes 8 bis plates). The contemporary morocco leather and buckram bindings have extensive wear to corners and joints and are scuffed. The front board to volume I is detached. The stitching however is sound and tight. The original marbled endpapers are present with the armorial bookplate of Francis Roper Larken to the reverse of the fep in both volumes. Top page edges are marbled to match the endpapers. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The plates have occasional spotting to page edges which can affect the side of the plate but not generally the image itself. There is some spotting and marking to tissue guards. Plate III in volume I has a small repaired tear to the top margin.

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        Apuntes para la historia de las letras, y de la instruction publica de la isla de Cuba [Three Volumes in One]

      Habana: Impr. de P. Massana / Impr. del Tiempo, 1859-61. First edition. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very good copy, title page foxed, owner's stamp on margin, a few small holes to top edge, notations on a few pages, leaves browned and edges foxed, more heavily to the first volume, binding quite fine. A handsome copy of a rare and important work with a distinguished provenance. 8vo. The most important work published by Bachiller y Morales and containing valuable information on the literary history of Cuba," Trelles ("es la obra mas importante publicada por Bachiller y contiene preciosos datos sobre la historia literaria de esta Isla"). These articles -on schools, higher education, the press, literature, historiography, theater, music, biographies; and also containing a complete list of books printed in Cuba from 1724 to 1840- were previously published in various Spanish and Cuban periodicals. Antonio Bachiller y Morales (1812-1889) is considered the father of Cuban literature and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. Provenance: Mario Guiral Moreno (1882-1964), essayist and founding member and chairman of the Cuban National Academy of Arts and Letters (his library stamp). Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreño sale 1036. Griffin 905.

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        ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, INTERRUPTED RUN 1859 -

      1859. Paperback. Good. [ENTOMOLOGY] ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, INTERRUPTED RUN 1859 - 1920, BOUND VOLUMES AND ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Societe Entomologique de France. Over 150 color plates, hundreds morte monochrome/tinted plates. Offered as a lot. 24 bound volumes, the rest in parts in original wrappers. Condition good to excellent. A few covers are detached or spines split in the paper issues, and spines of a few of the bound volumes are chipped (and backstrip is detached, 1859 volume). Very few plates are flawed: a few may have partial dampstaining. Overall the color plates are delicate and vivid, in excellent condition. As follows: Series 3, 1859-60, 2 volumes Series 4, 1861-67, 1869-70, 9 volumes Series 5, 1872-1879, 8 volumes Series 6, 1883-1890, 8 volumes 1891-1895, 1897- 1899, 1902-1903, 1906, 1909, 1913-1920 (LX - LXXXIX), 20 volumes (1895 vol LXIV lacks part 3). Complete list available upon request.

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        Memorias de los vireyes que han gobernado el Perú, durante el tiempo del coloniaje español [Six Volumes]

      Lima: Libreria Central de Felipe Bailly, 1859. First edition. Original publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, ruled in blind, gilt titles on spine and front board with armorial device. Good or better, boards rubbed, a few joints split but quite solid, corners heavily worn, spines chipped, especially at the heads with repairs, cloth separating from boards on one volume, free endpapers heavily offset, pencil notations in last volume, otherwise contents clean and very good, plates sharp, and map fine but for a tiny marginal tear along a crease line. 4to. Illus. with one folding map and 12 plates. Gift copy with note on official letterhead dated 1867 tipped-in from Felipe Masías, Director of Administration of the Ministerio de Hacienda and later Finance Minister of Peru to Diego Henry, who was appointed to serve with him in 1867 on the High Council of Finance during the Prado administration's far reaching program of constitutional reform. "A work of extreme interest," Sabin. These memoirs, prepared by ten of the viceroys, were intended to apprise each successor of the nature and duties of his post, of the distribution of offices and presidencies, of the privileges of the natives, their hereditary customs and character?"in short, statistics of everything that could be needed. The work forms a glorious monument of statesmanship; and it may be conjectured that if the Spaniards had always formed their conduct according to these Memorias, they would never have lost their colonies in the New World" (Bibliotheca Geographico-Linguistica #321 part III, 1879, 12235). The series was edited under the direction of the Ministerio de Hacienda by M.A. Fuentes. Contents: t.1. J. de Mendoza y Luna, marqués de Montesclaros [1615]; F. de Borja y Aragon, principe de Esquilache [1621]; Baltasar de la Cueva, conde de Castellar [1681]; M. de Liñan y Cisneros [1681]; t. 2. M. de Navarra y Rocaful, duque de la Palata [1689]; t. 3. Armendaris, marqués de Castel-Fuerte [1736]; J. A. de Mendoza, marqués de Villagarcia [1745]; t. 4. J. A. Manso de Velasco, conde de Superunda [1761]; M. Amat y Yunient [1773]; t. 5. Teodoro de Croix [1790]; t. 6. F. Gil de Taboada y Lemos [1796]. Palau 95426. Sabin 26119. Ticknor p. 458. Spain & Spanish America II, 452. Griffin 2980.

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        Brook Farm: The Amusing and Memorable of American Country Life

      London - Wertheim, Macintosh and Hunt, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this mid nineteenth-century account of American country life. Very detailed and a unique source. Featuring an engraved frontispiece. With a bookseller&#39;s label for J. B. Brown, &#39;Bookseller to Her Majesty&#39;, Castle Street, Windsor, to the front pastedown. The rear pastedown has a bookbinder&#39;s label for Edmonds and Remnants, London. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally,bumped and rubbed to extremities, with marks. The spine is faded, with loss to the top and tail. Hinges weak. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places, with a number of pages working loose. The penultimate gathering is held by two cords only. Generally bright, with intermittent light foxing prominent to the margins and endpapers, and the odd handling mark. There are some tidemarks to the endpapers, and a copperplate ink inscription to the front pastedown. A scarce and interesting item. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        LES CARRELAGES ÉMAILLÉS DU MOYEN-AGE ET DE LA RENAISSANCE précédés de l?Histoire des Anciens Pavages: Mosaiques, Labyrintes, Dalles Incrustées... Paris, A. Morel, et Cle, Editeurs, 1859.

      Ril. in tela recente, tagli marmorizz., cm 31x25, pp XIX, 170, 210 di t., 90 pregev. tavv a colori f.t. di cui alcune ripieg. e numer. inc. b/n nel t., lettera autografa dell?Autore all?antip., rare fiorit. peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Les carrelages émaillés du Moyen-Age et de la Renaissance, précédés de l'Histoire des anciens pavages, mosaique, labyrinthes, dalles incrustées, par M. Émile Amé.

      - Paris, Morel, 1859. Fort in-4, (6)-XIX-(1)-210 p., demi-chagrin vert bouteille (quelques rousseurs). Tirage à 300 exemplaires numérotés. Illustré de 90 planches hors-texte lithographiées en couleurs (dont une triple page dépliante et deux double page) et de vignetttes en noir dans le texte. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Premières poésies *

      Scheuring, Lyon 1859. - Reliure signée de Jean-Luc Honegger, demi chagrin havane foncé, titre et tête or, couvertures conservées. Premier ouvrage de l'auteur, qui en fit effectuer le tirage en nombre restreint à ses frais. Forcément peu courant, notre exemplaire bénéficiant de surcroît d'une bonne provenance.F

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