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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        dessin George SAND

      1859 - dessin à la mine de plomb colorisé - représentant George SAND assise, un livre à la main Chx (chateauroux ?) juillet 1859 - mention figurant en bas du dessin, sous le fauteuil (23 cm x 32 cm) - non signé document original Bon état (trace de pli central horizontal) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Soldier Waving the Flag

      - his splendid watercolor illustration 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. Nast's political leanings were the backbone of his of his work, and so captivated the public (many of whom were illiterate) that he had as much sway as a politician. His drawings were instrumental in the downfall of Boss Tweed, who so feared Nast's campaign that an emissary was sent to offer Thomas Nast a $500,000 bribe to "drop this Ring business" and take a trip abroad. Declining the offer, Nast pressed his attack, and Tweed was arrested in 1873 and convicted of fraud. Nast was born in the barracks of Landau, Germany in the Rhine Palatinate, the son of a trombonist in the 9th regiment Bavarian band. The elder Nast's socialist political convictions put him at odds with the German government, and in 1846 he left Landau, enlisting first on a French man-of-war and subsequently on an American ship. He sent his wife and children to New York City, and at the end of his enlistment in 1849 he joined them there. Thomas Nast's passion for drawing was apparent from an early age, and he was enrolled for about a year of study with Alfred Fredericks and Theodore Kaufmann and at the school of the National Academy of Design. After school (at the age of 15), he started working in 1855 as a draftsman for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper; three years afterwards for Harper's Weekly. Soldier Waving the Flag Watercolor on paper Signed l.l.: ¿Nast¿ Paper size: 8 1/2¿ x 6 1/2¿ Framed size: 20¿ x 18¿

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        Costumes anciens et modernes. Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo di Cesare Vecellio. Précédé d'un essai sur la gravure sur bois par M. Amb. Firmin-Didot.

      FIRMIN DIDOT 1859 - Paris, Firmin Didot, 1859-1860, 2 volumes, percaline rouge, dos avec décor floral, illustrés de nombreuses gravures sur bois avec encadrement, tranches dorées, 496 pp et 556 pp. (rel. de l'éditeur). Reproduction des costumes tirés des trois éditions de Vecellio (peintre né à Cadore en 1530 mort en 1606 à Venise) qui réunit plus de 500 gravures de costumes du 16ème siècle commentées en italien et en français. Figures gravées sur bois par Huyot. (Colas 2980). Livres

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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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        Beiträge zur pathologischen Entwicklungsgeschichte. 3. Abtheilung (von 4). Ein Glückwunsch dem Traugott Wilhelm Gustav Benedict.

      Ferdinand Hirt,, Breslau, 1859 - Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt, 1859. Folio. 55 S. Mit 3 (1 farbigen) lithographierten Tafeln. Originalhalbleinwandband mit bedruckten Deckeln. Hirsch I, 336. - Enthält drei kurze Arbeiten I: Ueber eine Amputatio spontanae foetalis. - II: Ueber eine Graviditas abdominalis. - III: Ueber Hyperoxydatio sanguinis congenita. - Umschlag mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Rand. Sprache: Deutsch Originalhalbleinwandband mit bedruckten Deckeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album du Sacre-C&#156;ur de Jesus : Neuvaine, Prieres et Pratiques pieuses pour chacun de Neuf Jours qui precedent la Fete du Sacre-Coeur / illustre d&#39;Emblemes dessines et graves par L.-J. H

      Paris ; Tournai, 1859. 1st Edition. Desription: 60p. illus with 20 plates ; 27cm. Subjects: Sacred Heart -- Catholicism. Catholic religion -- rites and practices. Language: French. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-titled cloth, with gilt-decorated borders to front and back boards. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some staining to front board. All edges gilt. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        A Treatise on Differential Equations.Cambridge: MacMillan, 1859. First edition.

      A very fine copy of this classic which includes much of Boole's original work on symbolical actions. "Boole's scientific writings consist of some fifty papers, two textbooks, and two volumes dealing with mathematical logic. The two textbooks, on differential equations (1859) [the offered volume] and finite differences (1860), remained in use in the United Kingdom until the end of the century. They contain much of Boole's original work, reproducing and extending material published in his research papers. In the former book, so much use is made of the differential operator <i>D</i> that the method is often referred to as Boole's, although it is in fact much older than Boole." (DSB) <br/><br/> "The well-known <i>Treatise on Differential Equations</i> appeared in 1859, and was followed, the next year, by a <i>Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences</i>, designed to serve as a sequel to the former work. These treatises are valuable contributions to the important branches of mathematics in question. To a certain extent these works embody the more important discoveries of their author. In the sixteenth and seventeenth chapters of the <i>Differential Equations</i> we find, for instance, an account of the general symbolic method, the bold and skilful employment of which led to Boole's chief discoveries, and of a general method in analysis, originally described in his famous memoir printed in the <i>Philosophical Transactions</i> for 1844. Boole was one of the most eminent of those who perceived that the symbols of operation could be separated from those of quantity and treated as distinct objects of calculation. His principal characteristic was perfect confidence in any result obtained by the treatment of symbols in accordance with their primary laws and conditions, and an almost unrivalled skill and power in tracing out these results." (Stanley Jevons).<br/><br/> "A standard text-book on Differential Equations, including original matter on integrating factors, singular solutions, and especially on symbolical actions" (Cajori). <br/><br/> &#10087; Origins of Cyberspace 225. <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: Bookplate of Scottish physicist Sir Andrew Nobel (1831-1915); front free end paper and title with large signature of Earl L. Thompson.. 8vo (182 x 121 mm), pp. xv, [1], 485, [1], errata slip, [18:adverts] and 1 lithographed folding plate. Fine contemporary half calf, spine in six panels, decorated in gilt, red and green leather labelig pieces; marbled edges and marbled en papers. Internally clean, a very fine copy

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        KYO^KA RYU^KA TAWAMUREGUSA-SHU^

      1859. [EHON] Ryukatei Shojaku, artist and poet. KYOKA RYUKA TAWAMUREGUSA-SHU. [Ansei 6 (1859)]. 21.8 x 15.1 cm. Green, original blind-patterned covers with printed paper title labels. There are 2 double page and 9 single page charming color woodblock illustrations for the poems in a simple Shijo style. 3 copies are located in KSSM 2, 502. An unusual book of late Edo.

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        This is to certify that D. Hoffman Burrows who arrived in California November 1st 1849 is a member of the Society of California Pioneers No. 73

      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, SutterÕs 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, ÒCharles Christian Nahl: Artist of the Gold Rush, 1818-1878Ó: #80. ÒA contract for the certificate was signed on 21 December 1858, which would make the date of publication sometime in 1859.Ó Peters, American on Stone, plate 106; Peters, California on Stone, p. 173.

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        A Treatise on Maritime Law: Including the Law of Shipping, the law

      1859. Parsons, Theophilus [1797-1882]. A Treatise on Maritime Law: Including the Law of Shipping, the Law of Marine Insurance, and the Law and Practice of Admiralty. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859. Two volumes. Volume I includes eight-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6" x 9-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spines, endpapers renewed. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. This impressive treatise was a breakthrough because it was the first to consider the law of shipping, the law of marine insurance and the law and practice of admiralty as interconnected aspects of maritime law. Parsons also includes an extensive list of United States statutes relating to commercial and maritime matters and the rules of practice for United States Courts of Admiralty and Maritime jurisdiction. Taken together, he offers an unparalleled contemporary overview of the subject by one of the most important American legal scholars of the period. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1604.

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        The Song Of Hiawatha

      Ticknor And Fields, 1859. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; 1859 forty-fifth thousand; brown embossed boards with 316 pages; a little fraying to top edge of spine-cover and front endpaper paritally removed otherwise a firm copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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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 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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.

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        HERODIAS

      Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts, n.d.. Fine. A stunning production. Limited to 20 copies, nine for America with plates in two and three states. Printed on Japon vellum Quarto. xxxvii, [38]-118p. Lengthy preface by Anatole France. Illustrations by Georges Rochegrosse. The text illustrations are repeated with plates in two and three states hors texte: one hand-colored, one a mounted engraving, one a blue tinted engraving. Sumptuously bound in full very dark green morocco, t.e.g., with watered silk endpapers and additional marbled endpapers, the spine in five uneven panels with gilt titles and ornaments of flowers and fleur-de-lis with colored onlays, the covers with large central stylized fleur-de-lis in gilt with maroon onlays surrounded by profuse gilt with large borders of flower and trailing vines with many onlays in maroon, green and white. Wide dentelles of gilt flowers and areas of built up dots. The doblures are of green morocco, the front doblure with oval central white onlay with hand-colored vignette & George&#39;s Antoine Rochegrosse - Benezit listed artist - 1859-1938.

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        The Kelly and the O'Kellys

      London: Chapman & Hall 1859 London: Chapman & Hall, [1859]. New edition. The first reprint of Trollope's second novel. 8vo. [v]-viii, 394 pp. Bound in full straight-grained brown morocco, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Minor rubbing. Very scarce

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        The Voyage of the &#39;Fox&#39; in the Arctic Seas A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

      VG+. London: John Murray, 1859. First English Edition. 8vo, [xxvii], 403pp., five appendices, publisherÕs advertisements at rear; four maps including three fold-outs, fold-out facsimile of record found of FranklinÕs Expedition; 14 wood engraved b/w illustrations including front piece. PublisherÕs de-bossed dark-blue textured cloth boards with bright gilt image of the Fox, bright gilt spine lettering on spine, untrimmed page edges, decorative spine with raised bands and bright gilt, original terra cotta clay end leaves. Slight wear to extremities of cover, beginning foxing to preliminaries, attractive script inscription on ffe dated 1860. Large rear fold-out map in rear pocket. An attractive Very Good+ copy of this Scarce narrative. Ñ Sabin 43043; Hill p. 483; Arctic Bibliography 10555.& & McClintock commanded this private expedition sponsored by Lady Franklin in 1857 to search for her husband, Sir John Franklin, and his crew missing since 1845. This account details his thorough search of the area between the Boothia Peninsula and King William Island, and the final discovery of the Franklin relics, including the sole written record of the ill-fated expedition and second hand accounts from local Eskimo groups. The narrative is a very important part of the Franklin Search puzzle.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad...

      Washington, D.C., Beverley Tucker, 1859. Title continues: from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume X. 33d Congress, 2nd Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No 78. 93 plates, of which 18 are hand colored. This contains the zoological reports of all three expeditions; the erratic pagination treats the units individually. [1] Part III. Reptiles, 16 p., 13 plates; Part IV, Fishes, xiv, 400 p., 13 plates; [2] Beckwith Report: 9 p., 3 plates; 2) Birds, 16 p., 7 color plates; 3) Reptiles, [17]-20 p., 4 plates; 4) Fishes, [23]-27 p., 6 plates; index, 1 p.; [3] Whipple Report; 2) Mammals, 18 p., 6 plates; 3) Birds, [21]-35 p., 10 color plates; 4) Reptiles, [37]-45 p., 3 plates; 5) Fishes, [49]-55 p., 14 plates, index, pp. [61]-64; [4] Parke Report, 1) Birds, 21 p., 3 plates; 2) Reptiles, [23]-24 p., 1 plate; [5] Williamson Report, [8] p.; 1) Reptiles, 27 p., 8 plates; 2) Birds, [29]-80 p., 7 color plates; 3) Mammals, [81]-91 p., 10 plates; Index, [93]-97 p.; [6] Williamson, Sacramento Valley, 13 p., 4 plates. Important for the natural history of the American West. This beautifully printed book has been rebacked by Dragonfly Bindery and is in excellent condition. Stock#OB680.

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        Perris's Map Of New York City.

      Lang & Laing, New York 1859 - Folding plan, decorative border, hand coloured sections, complete, but seperated from, the blind stamped red cloth hard covered case. Bearing signature of F.G.A.Perris, Chippenham, August 1877. Printed by Lang & Laing, 117 fulton St, N.Y. 1859. Measures approximately 26 inches by 38 inches when unfolded, 6 inches by 4 inches folded. Some small, mostly marginal splits at the folds, one old repair. Very minor loss to the left margin, not affecting the image. In general very clean, some occasional browning, a little staining to the extremities. A very scarce item. Images available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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