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        Vicariati Apostolici dell' Egitto ed Arabia Egitto per i Copti di Tripoli e dell' Abissinia

      Rome, 1859. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18 7/8" x 24.75". Rare map of north eastern coast of Africa with Libya, Egypt, Chad, Sudan and part of the Arabian Peninsula. Geographical and topographical features are delicately treated in this unusual map showing prominent monasteries and other Catholic centers. Published in "L'Orbe Cattolico ossia Atlante Geografico Storico Ecclesiastico Opera del Commendatore Girolamo Petri Officiale minutante della segreteria di Stato." Minor wear and creasing to margins.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bygone Books]
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        Architectura Numismatica; Or, Architectural Medals of Classic Antiquity: Illustrated and Explained by Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text. One Hundred Lithographs and Woodcuts. by T. L. Donaldson

      London, Day & Son, 1859. 1st Edition. Description: xxxi, [1], 349 p. , 1 l. Illus. , 53 pl. 26 cm. Subjects: Architecture, Ancient. Medals. Half-title repaired; uninked, impresed inst. Stamp to the title. Contemporary gilt-blocked pebbled cloth, very good. Professionally recased in aniline calf with raised bands, gilt-titling and uniform compartment decoration; very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example; scans &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL (Superb Copy, Fine in Original Publisher's Cloth)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Meredith, George. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Three Volumes. First Edition. A Very Fine and exceptionally fresh copy with blazing bright gilt; its original publisher's elaborately ornamented blocked-in-brown cloth is virtually unworn; this is the finest known example of one of the great condition rarities of the Victorian era, remarkably preserved given that 1850s original cloth is, of all the Victorian decades of publisher's bindings, the most ridiculously fragile due to the methods and materials used to create the casings. Michael Sadleir ranked THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL, in his famous list of comparative scarcities, as one of the hardest-to-find Victorian high spots in his entire experience of collecting Victorian fiction. Thus it's little surprise perhaps that this is indeed THE SADLEIR COPY with his familiar bookplate on the front paste-down. George Meredith is still considered one of the Victorian Giants (first designated thus in John Carter's famous 1947 London exhibition catalogue), with talent approaching the same level of genius as Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and William Makepeace Thackeray, especially in terms of his modern forward-thinking viewpoints. Meredith has a unique comic voice and used it to rattle the stuffy Victorian establishment with his convention-defying willingness to overtly describe sexual feelings in creative detail. If he is today probably the least known of the "Victorian Giants" to the general public, it may be because his writing exemplifies the great criticism of typical 19th Century three-decker fiction: it is both long and layered with challenging levels of occasionally so-deep-as-to-be-opaque meaning which has gotten more inaccessible with time. Yet the advanced collector of Victorian fiction will know that this a rare opportunity like no other to capture this book in this condition. In terms of condition, we've not seen better in thirty years of seeking and selling Victorian fiction; and given Michael Sadleir was the very definition of that collector who accepts only the best and nothing less, we feel confident in our assertion that no better copy will ever be available for public sale again. Housed in a new cloth clamshell box with leather labels.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics

      Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859. A near fine 496 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Clean, bright, virtually unworn. Still very tight, feels unread or nearly so. Some very light scattered foxing to margins, text unaffected. Page edges just beginning to tone. Light touch of rub to corners.Green cloth embossed to front, spine & back, with bright gold titling to spine. Erratum slip bound in next to page 445, mentioning an error in line 10. 3 plates. One for your library.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine./No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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        NARRATIVE OF A WALKING TOUR IN BRITTANY. Accompanied by Notes of a Photographic Expedition by Lovell Reeve

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        [The Buffalo Hunt]

      [?Manitoba, Canada: circa 1859-1862]. Watercolour on paper. Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Laid down onto a larger ruled sheet. Unsigned, title and attribution on Kennedy Galleries labels. In excellent condition, with bright colors and sharp detail. Neatly repaired tear. Matted and glazed within a decorated gilt frame. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries; Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A dramatic watercolour of British 'dudes' hunting Buffalo: a superb depiction of the West at an early date. This graphic image of a buffalo hunt, probably near Fort Ellice, Manitoba, in western Canada, was painted by an English nobleman visiting the West on an exotic sporting adventure. A hunter, carrying a buffalo rifle, has dismounted from a horse to inspect a fallen buffalo bull, while behind him three mounted hunters pursue more buffalo, cut from a large herd seen grazing on the horizon, with a mountain range as a backdrop. Close attention is paid to the rather formal attire of the hunters, who sport buckskin jackets, stiff white shirts, and broad-brimmed hats. The buffalo and horses are drawn quite well, with their power and speed clearly delineated. Kennedy Galleries attributed this painting to 'Lord Alfred Dunsmore' [sic], but it was actually executed by the Honourable Alfred Murray, who used the courtesy title Lord Alfred Dunmore. He was the younger brother of the 7th Earl of Dunmore, and first visited Canada with his future brother-in-law of James Carnegie, the ninth Earl of Southesk (1827-1905). 'In 1859 Southesk undertook in search of health a prolonged hunting expedition in Western Canada. He traversed some of the wildest and least known parts of the Rockies about the sources of the rivers Athabasca and Saskatchewan. He returned home in 1860' (DNB), marrying Dunmore's sister Lady Susan Murray on 29 November 1860. 'Lord Dunmore' whose great-grandfather had been the last colonial governor of Virginia, was in his late teens at the time of the expedition with Southesk. That he enjoyed the experience is confirmed by the fact that he was back in Canada again by the end of August 1862. According to Marshall Sprague in A Gallery of Dudes (Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1966), Dunmore delayed the expedition of fellow countrymen Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, first by supposed illness and then by his sporting proclivities: 'It was August 23 when [Milton & Cheadle] … set out finally, up the lovely Assiniboine valley toward Fort Carlton... They dawdled two days later so that Milton could attend a country wedding ... Then Cheadle was summoned off their route by Lord Southesk's brother-in-law, Lord Dunmore, whose messenger said he was dying of jaundice. After two days of fatiguing forced march, Cheadle reached Fort Ellice, near the junction of Assiniboine and Qu'Appelle Rivers, to be told that his lordship felt very much better and was off hunting buffalo.' Cf. James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk. Saskatchewan and the Rocky Mountains (Edinburgh, 1875); Cf. A.G. Doughty & G. Lanctot (editors) Cheadle's Journal of a trip across Canada, 1862-1863 (Ottawa, 1931); cf. William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton & Walter Butler CheadleThe North-West Passage by Land (London:1865); Marshall Sprague A Gallery of Dudes (Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1966), pp. 73.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Illustrations of the Dynamical Theory of Gases

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of Maxwell's greatest and most influential contributions: the creation of the Maxwell distribution of molecular velocities. "In April 1859, Maxwell read a paper by the German physicist Rudolf Clausius, which captured his imagination at once. It was about diffusion in gases-for example, the speed at which the smell from a bottle of perfume will spread through the air when the bottle is opened... In his calculations, Clausius had assumed that at a given temperature all molecules of any one kind travel at the same speed. He knew this could not be exactly true but could not think what else to do. Not, at first, could Maxwell... But now he had an inspiration which, at a stroke, opened the way to huge advances in our understanding of how the world works. "The standard mathematical methods, derived from Newton's laws of motion, were of little use on their own because of the impossibility of analyzing so many molecular motions, one by one. Maxwell saw that what was needed was a way of representing many motions in a single equation, a statistical law. He derived one, now known as the Maxwell distribution of molecular velocities. It said nothing about individual molecules but gave the proportion which had velocities within any given range... This was the first-ever statistical law in physics... He presented his results when the British Association for the Advancement of Science met in Aberdeen in September 1859, and published the paper [Illustrations of the Dynamical Theory of Gases] in two parts the following year" (Basil Mahon, The Man who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell). In The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Vol. XIX, Fourth Series, January-June, 1860, pp. 19-32; and Vol. XX, Fourth Series, July-December, 1860, pp. 21-37. London: Taylor and Francis, 1860. Two complete volumes, containing all the papers for 1860. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy polished calf, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Institutional stamp on two preliminaries of each volume. Bindings scuffed but text clean.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire

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

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        THE COURT OF DEATH. FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTING, BY REMBRANDT PEALE [caption title]. [with:] THE COURT OF DEATH. BY REMBRANDT PEALE [printed receipt for the purchase of the engraving]

      New York: Colton, 1859.. Chromolithographic print: 20 x 30 inches. Receipt: 3 x 7 1/2 inches. Minor toning and soiling, small tear at bottom edge. Very good. Large print of Rembrandt Peale's famous painting, "The Court of Death," lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Rembrandt Peale was the most accomplished son of the great American portrait painter, Charles Willson Peale. The painting, "The Court of Death," was the most ambitious of his works, full 24 by 13 feet in size. Completed in 1820, it was displayed for a number of years at the Baltimore Peale Museum and then toured to other cities up through the time of the Civil War. By 1859 the painting had been sold to Gardiner Quincy Colton, who published it in the present format and sold the prints for the low price of $1. Noted scholar Peter C. Marzio wrote: "Peale himself, normally haughty and querulous, provided a model of understated endorsement of the lithograph, writing shortly before his death [to Tristram Coffin on July 3, 1860], 'The drawing is correct, and the Colouring (considering the difficulty of the process & its cheapness) gives a good general idea of the painting.'" Marzio further adds that this lithograph is among his favorites, due to its importance in Peale's brilliant career not only as an artist, but as a popularizer of art, noting: "The painting is historically important as a very popular touring picture." This example is accompanied by a printed and illustrated receipt for the purchase of one print. The receipt "entitles the holder to an ownership of One Share in the original Painting, valued at $25,000; which will be disposed of, as soon as 100,000 Engravings are taken, in such manner as they, the associated owners, shall determine." The receipt has a portrait of Peale on one end and of George Washington on the other. In a contemporary prospectus for the print, the publisher touts the obvious truth that more profit could be made by selling 100,000 prints at the low price of $1 than could be achieved by selling 5,000 prints at $5. In addition to increasing his profit margins, Colton clearly hoped to sell more prints based on the idea of buying into a share of the painting. A pair of items illustrating the distinct link between art and commerce. Peter C. Marzio, DEMOCRATIC ART, pp.51, 216. GOLDSMITH 23085 (ref). Last, COLOR EXPLOSION, pp.132-33.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

      London: John Murray,, 1859. A New Edition, carefully revised. With numerous engravings illustrative of the scenery, architecture, costume, and fine arts of that country. And a History of the Characteristics of Greek Art, by George Scharf. Quarto (242 × 161 mm). Handsome Harrow price binding of contemporary brown full calf, spine gilt in compartments, sides bordered with a double rule and fleurons gilt, a blind roll, and with a school crest gilt to front board, gilt roll to board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Numerous engraved illustrations on plates and in the text throughout. A few scratches and marks to covers, spine darkened, extremities lightly rubbed, very faint spotting to a few early leaves but otherwise internally fresh. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy of Christopher Wordsworth's comprehensive study of Greece. Nephew of the poet, Wordsworth was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge where he excelled in classics: in 1830 "he won the first chancellor's medal for classical studies and was immediately elected a fellow of Trinity and subsequently an assistant college tutor" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Italy and Greece "and made his mark in the field of inscriptions and exploration: in 1832 he went to Paestum and to Pompeii, where he was the first to decipher the graffiti... During a prolonged visit to Greece and the Ionian Islands he made a conjecture as to the site of Dodona which was later corroborated. He was the first Englishman to be presented to King Otho. Passing over the heights of Mount Parnes in deep snow, he and his party were attacked by brigands; Wordsworth was injured in the shoulder by a stiletto, but managed to escape capture. Two books of a pictorial and descriptive kind... followed his return." Later Bishop of Lincoln and a noted Anglican theologian.

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        A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

      London: John Murray 1859, 1st Edition.. () xxvii,403pp. + [3]pp. (ads dated january, 1860). Near fine. Octavo. Bound in 19th century full polished calf. Nicely gilt on spine with gilt board decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges to match. 17 plates (including frontispiece), folding facsimile and 4 maps (on 3 folding sheets. Folding map with minor professional repair to tear. A.B. 10558. Inscribed to Honable Henry G. Elliot with Lady Franklin's affect. Rememberance Dec. 16 1859. Elliot was a British Diplomat and probably one of Lady Franklin's many supporters. While copies of McClintock's book are not uncommon, Lady Franklin inscribed copies are now very scarce especially in nice condition. Account of the private British Franklin search expedition, under Francis Leopold McClintock in the 'Fox,' sponsored by Lady Franklin to determine how Franklin and his men had died. During the first season the ship became stuck in the ice in Melville Bay, the second season McClintock was able to successfully navigate the ice of Melville Bay and sailed into Lancaster Sound, visiting Beechey Island. Turned back by ice in Peel Sound, 'Fox' made an attempt to reach King William Island via Prince Regent Island and Bellot Strait, but had to put in for the winter at the eastern end of Bellot Strait. In the spring a number of sledge parties were sent out and conclusive proof of Franklin's fate was found..

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        HAND-BOOK TO KANSAS TERRITORY AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS' GOLD REGION; ACCOMPANIED BY RELIABLE MAPS AND A PRELIMINARY TREATISE ON THE PRE-EMPTION LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1859.. 177pp. plus three maps on two folding sheets, and six pages of ads. 16mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth lightly rubbed and a bit stained, corners bumped. Neatly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down. In five instances page numbers have been neatly written or overwritten in ink. Very clean internally. Very good, with the maps in especially nice condition. In a half morocco box. A rare Colorado gold rush guide book with three important maps of the region. The text contains an account of the Kansas region, descriptions of the various routes, information on the gold discoveries in the Rockies, and advice on outfitting a trip to the gold fields. "Pre- emption" laws relate to land claims and are treated in an appendix. The first two maps, on one sheet and both outlined in color, are "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas. Showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region." The third map is "Military Map of Parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota by Lieut. G.K. Warren from Explorations made by him in 1855-57." The second and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana, and as far west as Salt Lake. "The authors were correspondents for eastern newspapers. Redpath, a rabid abolitionist, came to Kansas Territory soon after it was established. Hinton came in 1856 as a correspondent for the BOSTON TRAVELLER" - Dary. Many of the advertisements at the rear are for rail routes to the Pike's Peak gold region. The Eberstadts describe this guide book as the "original 'Pike's Peak or Bust' overland guide." WAGNER- CAMP 343. HAFEN, PIKE'S PEAK GOLD RUSH GUIDEBOOKS OF 1859, 14. GRAFF 3437. HOWES R120, "aa." SABIN 68526. RADER 2773. STREETER SALE 2131. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 995, 996. EBERSTADT 137:522. DARY, KANZANA 74.

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        Idylls of the King

      London: Edward Moxon, 1859. First edition, first issue, with verso of title leaf blank. 8vo. . Original green cloth, with publisher's 8 pp. catalogue inserted between front endpaper; Melbourne, Australia bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Binding slightly soiled and worn; inner hinges cracked and a little loose in binding. Still, overall a very good copy. Sterling 924; Tinker 2077

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES/ HABITI ABTICHI ET MODERNI DI TUTTO IL MONDO. (2 tomes)

      Paris, Fimrin Didot, 1859.** . Relié, demi-maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos orné de fil. fleurisse doré et titre doré, dos à nerfs (4), dos jauni, 2 frontispices, page de garde marbré, 14,5x23cm, s.p. (+/-1026pp)(37), illustré n/b. Texte français/ italienne. Précédés d'un essai sur la gravure sur bois par Firmin Didot. Illustré avec 513 planches hors-texte de costumes.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. From the discovery of the American Continent to the Declaration of Independence

      George Routledge and Sons. London.,1859-61. NEW EDITION. 7 Volumes. 8vo. (6.7 x 4.5 inches).Very good, clean copies in early bindings of half brown calf, the spines all unifrormly faded to an attractive tan colour. Raised bands with gilt striping. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title labes, gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Small book label of W H Smith, Strand, London, on inner rear board of each volume. All edges marbled. Some rubbing and chipping to spine tops. Three volumes with some old worm damage (the volumes are all clean and free from any bugs) to hinges. All boards and spines are solid and firm. Overall an attractively bound set of this classic work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Narrative of the Earl Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1859. 2 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary half calf, red and green morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Chromolithographic frontispiece to each and 18 other similar plates in all, 5 folding maps, one of them a large general area map, numerous wood-engraved illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, occasional light foxing, but overall a very good set. First edition. Oliphant, first joined the Earl of Elgin's suite in 1853 when the latter was governor-in-chief of British North America, and accompanied him to Washington for the negotiation of a treaty of economic reciprocity with Canada. In 1857 Oliphant was again private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China as high commissioner and plenipotentiary in China and the Far East, charged with the opening of China and Japan, more or less by force, events which became known as the Arrow War, or Second Opium War. "[Elgin] accompanied Elgin to Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton (Guangzhou), and helped to storm Tientsin (Tianjin). He was employed in several minor missions, and visited Japan with the expedition barely eighteen months after the American Townsend Harris had been accredited as the first foreign diplomat to the shogun's government …" (ODNB) Contemporary bookplate, and ownership inscriptions of Lieut. Harry Rich Farquhar, 24th Regiment.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 3pp, Hartford, Conn., April 27, 1857

      This is a beautifully handwritten letter to Mr. Austin. In this letter he refers to a forthcoming trip to South America. Two years after this letter, he produced his painting "Heart of the Andes" (1859), now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York City. He explains how he "attended to" his correspondent's "curiosities". "I had to pack them myself, as nobody else would have done it properly. I found most of the Alcohol evaporated from the jars which I replaced. I secured the stoppers and packed all in a box. I have my doubts about the Eel...I will find some place to store all of your trays safely...Shumway...has taken a new studio...and is doing very well...I am nearly dead with the great amount of work which I have had to do lately...Please tell Judge Skinner that I intend to undertake his pictures simultaneously after my return from South America...." Signed, "F.E. Church."

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        GEMME D'ARTI ITALIANE

      COI TIPI DELLO STABILIMENTO NAZIONALE PAOLO RIPAMONTI CARPANO, MILANO-VENEZIA e VERONA 1859 - In 4° Pagine (4)- XXXX/78 (6) Raffinatissima legatura in stile romantico finemente decorata, colorata e dorata ai piatti con inserti di seta e pajettes a decoro. Contenuti 9 titoli arricchiti da nove incisioni finissime dei più insigni maestri dell'epoca. Tutte le incisioni sono marcate a rilievo con lo STEMMA P. RIPAMONTI CARPANO. Illustratori: Cabianca Jacopo, M. Gatta, Macchi Michele, Minelli G. , Odorici Federico, Palma Stefano, G.R. , Toldo L. , Zambelli Stefano, Antonio Zoncada raccoglitore. Lussuosa pubblicazione annuale che iniziò nel 1845, fu sospesa tra il 1849 e il 1851 per riprendere nel 1852 Ottimo esemplare

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Idylls of the King

      London: Edward Moxon 1859 London: Edward Moxon, 1859. First edition, first issue, with verso of title leaf blank. 8vo. . Original green cloth, with publisher's 8 pp. catalogue inserted between front endpaper; Melbourne, Australia bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Binding slightly soiled and worn; inner hinges cracked and a little loose in binding. Still, overall a very good copy. Sterling 924; Tinker 2077

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF LONGFELLOW'S COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH. PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY BRADY

      N Y, N Y: Rudd & Carleton. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong 4to 11" - 13; (BRADY, MATHEW). EHNINGER, JOHN W. Illustrations of Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish. Photographed from the Original Drawings by Brady. First Edition with these illustrations. Original blood-red tooled morocco with gilt lettering at upper cover, a. E. G. , text with eight mounted albumen prints of drawings by Ehninger, all approximately 5 1/4 X 7 1/2" on rectos of plain sheets. Binding strong, darkened at spine and edges with old wear recently treated, text strong with hinges repaired, light marginal dampstain to all leaves but contents clean of foxing, prints in nice condition with good tones; with contemporary engraved bookplate at front pastedown of Erastus Corning (1794-1872) , founder of the New York Central Railroad . Van Haaften 33. A volume frequently overlooked in the history of the photographically illustrated book. This was the first American use of original photographs of illustrations for a literary work. Heretofore, only through various mechanical printing processes could an artist's illustrations be reproduced faithfully, primarily etchings and lithographs, with almost all original illustrations on paper copied by others onto plates for engravings. Unpaginated aprox 40 leaves. Photographic reproductions of paintings had been included in a number of books, but photographs of drawings specific to a particular literary work had not been previously attempted; the hope was a level of reproduction never before achieved. The process was expensive (engravings were far cheaper than hand-mounting photographic prints) , the public yawned, and the concept became an idea before its time, to be resuscitated several decades later when the technique of photoengraving was perfected, enabling publishers to put photographic reproductions of drawings directly onto printing plates. A. E. G. .

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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Volumes)

      Poulet Malassis, 1859-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2.3000 inches 8.8000 inches 5.0000 inches. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. French. Bindings are solid and text is clean. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe.

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        RIFLES AND RIFLE PRACTICE: An Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Riffle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting it. With Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, their Balls and Cartridges

      New York:: D. Van Nostrand,, 1859. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spine and gilt illustration front cover. Paper label front cover, minimal sun spine, cover edge wear, owner name ffep, age darkening endpapers. 8vo. viii, 276 pp. Complete with folding frontispiece chart and 5 folding plates in rear.

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London,: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts 1859-, 1862.. Eight volumes, octavo, marbled endpapers, some light foxing, crisp overall; full polished calf, spines with red and green morocco labels and raised bands, ornately gilt, marbled edges. An attractive mixed set of Catherine Macaulay's History of England.Macaulay (1731-1791), who was known as 'Lord Macaulay' at the time by some of her readers, wrote her History in the years following her first husband's death. Macaulay, not related to Thomas Babington Macaulay. was known as a staunch republican. Macaulay depended largely on primary source material which is quite unusual for the time. Although a popular work in England when it was released and later in America, Macaulay's life was somewhat affected by her scandalous reputation marrying her second husband at 47 (26 years her junior). As a result Macaulay's work has at times, been overlooked. Mary Wollstonecraft, in her Vindication of the Rights of Women, speaks of her as "the woman of the greatest abilities that this country has ever produced, endowed with a sound judgment, and writing with sober energy and argumentative closeness". Justly, Macaulay is now considered one of the first noteworthy and influential female English Historians.A very good set in handsome matching bindings.

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        Narrative of Shipwreck of the "Admella"Ö

      Melbourne,: J.H. Moulines and Co. for the Committee of the 'Admella', November, 1859.. Octavo, frontispiece and folding map; scattered foxing, yet a good sound copy in original blind blocked plum cloth with dramatic gilt vignette to front board bearing the slogan 'Hope to the Last.' Only edition: the harrowing tale of the wreck of the steamship Admella, lost on the South Australian coast.This book was published by a committee appointed to collect funds and care for the survivors: it offers a detailed account of events as they unfolded, interspersed with firsthand testimonies of some of the survivors and their rescuers.'In terms of human suffering, the wreck of the steamship Admella is ranked by historians as one of the worst in human history' writes Jack Loney in his sweeping account of the appalling disaster which claimed the life of 89 of the 113 passengers and crew. Before dawn on the 6 August 1859, the Admella ran aground on a reef near Cape Northumberland on the South Australian coast. The steamer sat uneasily on the crest before violently disintegrating into three sections, leaving the vast majority of the 19 women and 14 children aboard stranded in the bow section with only a handful of crew and male passengers. Only one female passenger survived the tragedy. An unusually violent ocean hindered escape attempts and stopped two passing vessels from recognising the perilous state of the Admella. Eventually desperate crewmen crafted a raft using a meat cleaver to chop wooden sections, eventually crossing the mile of treacherous ocean to shore and alerting the Cape Northumberland lighthouse-keeper.A remarkable series of rescue attempts unfolded as locals, fishermen and sailors from nearby vessels risked all to save the survivors whose numbers diminished daily from cold and exposure. It is remarkable testament to the grim determination of the rescuers that 24 souls were saved in this appalling disaster.Ferguson, 12896; Loney, 'Australian Shipwrecks 1851 to 1871', pp. 104-106.

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        THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS:

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1859. Minor wear to upper joint, else fine. The Thirteenth Edition, Including The Poetry Hitherto Omitted xxxvi, 476p. Illustrated woodcuts in the text and frontispiece, title page, and 16 steel-engraved plates by Stothard. Bound by Root in full speckled calf with silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with title labels in red and black and with elaborated panel ornaments, the covers in panels with corner ornaments Quite a nice illustrated edition.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6,

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government. Senate.. Volume X. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 78.. 1859.. Massive volume, still tightly bound, detailing western exploration for a practicable railroad route between the Mississippi and the Pacific Coast. 400+77pp + plates, 94 black and white plates of reptiles, vertebrates, fish and birds; 28 hand-colored plates of birds, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). A number of black and white plates suffer from damp staining, foxing or toning, while the color plates are in very good condition, bright and clean with exquisite coloring. Spine cracked along one edge and lifting from fabric backing beneath; covers chipped and abraded; corners bumped. The volume, in multiple parts, details exploration for a railroad route in various locations: near the 38th/39th parallels; near the 35th parallel; near the 32nd parallel from the Rio Grande to the Pimas Villages; routes in California to connect with routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels; routes in Oregon and California. Condition issues noted; the very handsome hand-colored bird prints are in very good clean condition. Printed by Beverley Tucker. .

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        Album der Westbahn von Wien bis Linz nebst Ausflügen in den Wienerwald, das Oetschergebiet, das Ennsthal und den grossen Priel. Ansichten nach der Natur von J. Varoni

      Wien, Tendler & Co. 1859.. qu.-gr.-8°. Tit., 101 (1) S. Mit 15 (dav. 4 doppelblattgr.) Tafeln nach Varoni in getönter Lithographie. OLn. m. Gold- u. Blindprägung. Vereinz. schwach stockfl. Tit. m. Stempel u. Widm. EA. Nebehay-W. 810 - Mit den hübschen Ansichten, darunter die doppelblattgroßen Panoramen von Wien, Schönbrunn, St. Pölten und Linz, weiters Hütteldorf, Purkersdorf, Pressbaum, Reckawinkel (2), Neulengbach, Melk, Kemmenbach, Haag, Enns, Ebersberg-Kleinmünchen

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        The Scouring of the White Horse

      London: Macmillan, 1859. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with exquisite cover illustration stamped in bright gold consisting of figures wrapped around and climbing up vines, spine gilt lettering. Exquisite double spread wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Richard Doyle. A fine copy of a thoroughly enchanting Victorian book.

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        Dictionnaire Universel Theorique et Pratique du Commerce

      1859. [Guillauman, Gilbert-Urbain (1801-1864), Editor]. Dictionnaire Universel Theorique et Pratique du Commerce et de la Navigation: Marchandises: Produits Naturels et Produits Fabriques, Description, Verietes, Caracteres Specificiques, Provenances et Debouches, Transactions dont Elles Sont l'Object, Comptes Simules d'Achet. Geographie Commerciale: Etat, Nature et Mouvement du Commerce de Chaque Place; Importations et Exportations, Designation et Importance de la Valeur des Echanges, Relations, Voies de Communication, Cours des Changes, Etablissements de Credit, Usages Commerciaux, Foires et Marches. Metrologie Universelle: Monnaies Reelles, Monnaies de Compte, Papier-Monnaie, Poids et Mesures, Leurs Valeurs Comparees, Leur Conversion en Unites Francaises. Comptabilite: Tenue des Livres, Arithmetique Commerciale. Droit Commercial Terrestre et Maritime: Legislation, Jurisprudence, Usages du Commerce, Formules d'Actes, Etc. Navigation: Description des Ports, Droits Divers, Usages Locaux. Marine Marchande: Son Developpement, Son Etat Actuel Chez les Principales Nations. Douanes: Droits d'Entree et de Sortie, Enrepots, Primes, Drawbacks, Prohibitions, Formalities de Toute Nature. Economie Politique Applique. Paris: Libraire de Guillaumin et Cie, 1859-1861. Two volumes. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over textured cloth, recently rebacked in period style. Rubbing with some wear to corners, faint early owner stamp to fore-edge and front pastedown of each volume. Toning, light foxing in some places, internally clean. A very handsome copy. * First edition. The rapid expansion of international commerce during the nineteenth century had a profound effect on the development of maritime, commercial and international law. These changes are reflected in the commercial dictionaries published at this time, such as those of Azuni in Italy, McCulloch in Great Britain and Montefiore in the United States. Guillauman's equally comprehensive dictionary was the most important French contribution to this bibliography. An important and well-respected reference work, it had a second edition in 1863 that was reissued in 1873. KVK locates 15 copies of the first edition. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:262.

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        The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn

      Macmillan and Co., Cambridge 1859 - Three volumes. vi, [276]p., [viii], 324p., [viii], 276p. Contemporary half leather with grained calf, gilt lettering to spines with raised bands, attractive armorial bookplates, neat previous owner signature on ffep, slightly trimmed pages with no loss of text. Miller/Macartney, p268. Scarce triple decker. The younger brother of the English writer Charles Kingsley, the author migrated to Australia in 1853 where he spent approximately a year on the Victorian goldfields. The novel was started at Langi Willi station near Skipton and completed after his return to England. Very minor foxing. A superb set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Very Good. The Brothers Dalziel. 8vo. xx, 506 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. First edition with the half-title. Contains facsimile drawings etched upon wood by the Brothers Dalziel. Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped gilt-decorated cloth. Gilt figures of animals, musicians and people dancing adorn the front cover and spine. Handsome modern cloth dust jacket and slipcase. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with light toning. Page edges are uncut. Please see our pictures.<br><br>The author, Henry Morley, was Professor of English Literature at University College London. He wrote the book as a history of the Bartholomew Fair, which, as he points out in the Preface, is the first serious history written of any fair. In the book he describes the attractions of the event, in particular the oddities, such as the disfigured or those with extraordinary talents. The fair occurred annually from 1133 to 1855 to fund the Priory of St. Bartholomew. By 1641 the fair had become an international event, featuring sideshows, wild animals, acrobats, etc. (Toole Stott 867) Ships daily.

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        Set of 15 Original Stereoviews of Early Travels in Egypt and Nubia by Francis Frith , 1859-60

      1859. A lovely set of 15 original stereoscopic views from the early travels of Francis Frith to Egypt in 1859-60. English caption and publisher&#39;s explanatory text to verso, with the exception of 5 which are blank at verso. 3 Stereoviews with manuscript title. Photographs measure approximately 3.25 inches x 7 inches (8,5cm x 17,5cm), contained in a nice polished period oak box, measuring approximately 7.5 x 3 x 4 inches (19 x 7.5 x 10cm) (LxWxH). Very mild foxing to a few, otherwise an early set of stereoviews in original condition, well preserved. Stereoviews include the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid near Cairo; The Temple of Abou Simbel in Nubia; Nile Boats on the Beach of Assouan (Aswan) ; Trajan&#39;s Kiosk in Philae; Views of the Karnak Temple at Thebes; the Rock Temple of Gerf Hossayn (or Gyrche), in Nubia; the Temple Palace of Goorneh at Thebes; Belzoni&#39;s Pyramid (Second Pyramid) at Geezeh (Giza); and the Pyramids of Sakkara (Saqqara) Showing Djoser&#39;s Step Pyramid and the Pyramid of Userkaf..

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        Candide ou l&#39;optimisme

      Académie des Bibliophiles, 1859. plein veau raciné trois petits chocs sur le plat discrtetset sans gravité. très belle reliure réalisée par Chabert à Marseille. Un petit manque sur la tranche inférieur discret aussi. Ouvrage numéroté sur papier vergé numéro 232 sur 300 exemplaires. 5 nerfs. titres et fleurons dorés. tres bel ouvrage.

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        Le Monde - Histoire de tous les peuples. Depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu&#39;a nos jours [Pittoresque, Anecdotique, Politique et Militaire], 10 Bände (= alles), Illustree de trois cent quarante gravures sur acier, Collaborteurs: MM. Saint-Prosper, de Saurigny, Duponchel, le baron Korff, Belloc et l&#39;abbe Martin, revue et continuee par N. E. de Lostalot-Bachoue,

      Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne, o.J. [1859],. Edition conforme a l&#39;exemplaire de la Bibliotheque Imperiale, gr.8°, insg. über 5.230 S. mit 340 ganzseitigen Stahlstich-Illustrationen, diese zeigen Stadt- und Landschaftsansichten, Monumente, Militätgerätschaften, Schiffe, Eingeborene, Kostüme, Uniformen und Trachten etc., Text zweispaltig, Sprache: Französisch, neuere Halbleder-Einbände mit 4 Rückenbünden, grünen Deckelbezügen, Lederdecken sowie Lederrückenschildern mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Bandnummerierung, innen nur zart altersfleckig, sonst aber schöne, saubere Exemplare und vor allem: vollständig mit allen Stahlstichen! (Ho ob) Tome 1: Histoire de la Terre Sainte ou Palestine --//-- Tome 2: Histoire de la France 1 --//-- Tome 3: Histoire de la France 2 --//-- Tome 4: Histoire de L&#39;Angleterre --//-- Tome 5: Histoire de L&#39;Allemagne et de L&#39;Autriche et la Prusse et de la Suisse --//-- Tome 6: Histoire de la Russie, de la Pologne et de la Suede et du Danemark --//-- Tome 7: Histoire de L&#39;Espagne et du Portugal et des Pays-Bas (Belgique et Hollande) --//-- Tome 8: Histoire de la Grece et de L&#39;Italie --//-- Tome 9: Histoire de la Chine (incl. Thibet) et du Japon et de la Perse et des Arabes et de la Turquie et de L&#39;Inde et Histoire ancienne de L&#39;Egypte et Histoire d&#39;Alger --//-- Tome 10: Histoire de L&#39;Amerique (Etats-Unis, Antilles, Mexique, Bresil, Perou, Bolivia, Colombie, Equateur, Chili, Rio-de-la-Plata, Paraguay) et Histoire de L&#39;Oceanie (incl. Malaise, Australie, Polynesie)

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        Four Autograph Letters by William Holman Hunt

      1859-1874: Tor Villa and Wilton Street, Campden Hill. Offered here is a nice group of four autograph letters signed by William Holman Hunt, founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and J. E. Millais. A total of 8 pages, two to his fellow painter and associate Alfred William Hunt and his wife; one to the widely known art dealer, Ernest Gambart and a fourth to an unnamed gentleman. The letters to Alfred Hunt are warm and chatty, accepting their ofer of a studio ("I have been suffering....FILL IN) and thanking Hunt&#39;s wife for her letter concerning his second, controversial engagement to his deceased wife&#39;s sister). The letter to Gambart asks about "one Rothschild"...FILL IN) The fourth letter Hunt discusses an interesting commissiion ("... The poemf o &#39;Temujin at once recommends itselft to me as offering some good points for illustration and I wlll undertake to do a drawing for it as soon as I get a quit few hours. I shall take a perculiar pleasure in htis task as the Author [Thoby Prinse] is a much esteemed friend of mine hose assistance I can make sure of to get the est authority of appropriate costume. The prose tale I fel I can also undertake. The poem called teh Betrayal I do not feel so certain about.." 8 pages, a few fox marks, very good or beter. Tor Villa and Wilton Street, Cmpden Hill, 13 December 1859, 3 June 1864, 24 June 1873 and 20 August 1874, respectively.

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        Studies on Pascal by the late Alexander Vinet. Translated from the French with an Appendix of Notes, partly taken from the Writings of Lord Bacon and Dr. Chalmers by the Rev. Thomas Smith. FIRST APPEARANCE OF VINET&#39;S PASCAL IN ENGLISH

      T&T Clark, Edinburgh, 1859. 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], some light age-marking to title, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, gilt back, yellow endpapers, uncut, backstrip lightly pulled at extreme headband else a remarkably bright, clean copy. First and only edition in English of Vinet&#39;s classic study, written whilst Professor of Theology at Lausanne. The work comprises: I. Part of a course of popular lectures on the French moralists, delivered at Basle in 1832-33; II-VII. From a course of lectures on the literature of the seventeenth century, delivered to the Academy of Lausanne in 1844 and 1845; VIII: a review of two works on the Life and Writings of Jacqueline Pascal; IX: a fragment dictated by Vinet on his deathbed; X: a reprint of three articles published in the Semeur in 1843. Extremely scarce, especially in this condition. . Catalogs: philosophy.

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        The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.

      London Trübner and Co 1859 - 19 x 13 cm. XII, 194 p. Original Cloth with rich gilt back and rich gilt decoration on both cover with gilt edges. Library label on spine of the book. Very nice Binding. Forrester, Alfred Henry, artist, best known under the name of Alfred Crowquill (1804-1872), younger brother of Charles Robert Forrester, was born in London on 10 Sept. 1804, and educated at a private school in Islington. Although connected with his brother in business for many years, he was never a sworn notary, and in 1839 took the earliest opportunity of retiring from his connection with the city. He next applied himself to the study of drawing and modelling, as well as to wood and steel engraving. The two brothers were always on the most intimate and friendly terms, and the elder`s novel, "Castle Baynard ", published in 1824, bore the following inscription, "To Alfred, this little volume is dedicated by his affectionate brother, the author". A. H. Forrester furnished the illustrations to his brother`s "Absurdities " in 1827, and to his contributions to Bentley`s Miscellany " in 1840-1, when the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill was conjointly used by the writer and the artist. The best of Forrester`s illustrative work, mostly designs on wood, were executed for Bentley, and afterwards reappeared in the "Phantasmagoria of Fun". He was also the writer of burlesques, drew pantomimic extravaganzas for the pictorial papers, and exhibited pen-and-ink sketches in the miniature room of the Royal Academy in 1845 and 1846.; - With nine nice coloured Wood Engravings and one Portrait as Frontispiece. - Paper lightly bronzy, in partly lightly blotchy, Engravings clean, Coverhinge partially fractured. Very nice copy. 1.100 gr. Original Cloth with rich gilt back and rich gilt decoration on both cover with gilt edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bertrams. A Novel

      three volumes, contemporary-style half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, leather labels, a handsome set. same year as the first edition; 353, 344 and 331 pages; keywords: fiction; Sadleir pages 25-26 - Chapman & Hall 1859 (second edition)

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        Handbook to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains&#39; Gold Region; Accompanied by Reliable Maps and a Preliminary Treatise on the Pre-emption Laws of the United States

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1859. 12mo., (6 x 4 inches). Preliminary publisher&#39;s advertisement leaf and 4 leaves publisher&#39;s advertisements at end. Folding hand-colored engraved dual map of Nebraska and Kansas by Colton (sheet size, 29 x 18 inches) and folding engraved military map of Kansas ((17 2/8 x 30 4/8 inches to the neat line) (military map with a few short separations and some pale spotting along folds). Publisher&#39;s brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover (slightly faded); brown quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider on the inside of the chemise, his sale "Collection of Historical Americana" 21st June 2005, lot 293. First edition, and a FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY. The first part is a handbook on Kansas Territory, probably written before the discovery of gold. The second part comprises an appendix that also is directed to the settler and to preemption laws on public lands. The hand-colored dual map depicts "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region". The second (on the same sheet as the first) and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana and as far west as Salt Lake. Many of the advertisements at end are for rail routes to the Pike&#39;s Peak gold region. "The authors were correspondents for eastern newspapers. Redpath, a rabid abolitionist, came to Kansas Territory soon after it was established. Hinton came in 1856 as a correspondent for the Boston Traveller (Dary Kanzana 74). The handbook provides a good overview of Kansas: informing the reader on how to get there; and what supplies to bring. There is a broad description of natural resources and individual chapters on towns such as Leavenworth and Topeka. The second part of the book features the gold regions of the Rocky Mountains, reflecting the current Colorado Gold Rush, 1858-1861. In July of 1858 a party lead by William Russell prospected 622 grams of gold in the present day Denver suburb of Englewood. When news reached east of this discovery the gold rush began in earnest. Approximately 100,000 people went west to participate in the gold rush under the motto "Pikes Peak or Bust!". The gold rush meant the entry of the first substantial European American population in this area. "In 1855 Redpath moved to Kansas Territory, where he reported on events for the &#39;St. Louis Missouri Democrat&#39;, the &#39;Chicago Tribune&#39;, the &#39;New York Tribune&#39;, and other northern papers. In 1857 he briefly edited his own newspaper, the &#39;Doniphan (Kans.) Crusader of Freedom&#39;. During these years, Redpath became a close associate of John Brown in the campaign to make Kansas Territory a free state. In 1858 Brown encouraged Redpath to move to Boston to help rally support for Brown&#39;s plan to incite a southern slave insurrection. After the failure of Brown&#39;s attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Redpath participated in unsuccessful efforts to rescue captured raiders. Soon after, Redpath wrote the first biography of the executed abolitionist, &#39;The Public Life of Capt. John Brown&#39; (1860). This work was uncompromisingly sympathetic toward its subject and helped secure for Brown a lasting reputation as a martyr for freedom" (John R. McKivigan for ANB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Report of the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, and Between the Latter Place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan

      Toronto, John Lovell, 1859. . Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly. Bound (rebacked) in half black morocco and red cloth with a white paper label stamped in black pasted onto the front cover and the spine is stamped in gilt. Folding map of North America, folding profile of the route by Grand Portage and the Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake, and folding map of the region between Fort William on Lake Superior and the Great Saskatchewan River at rear. Book condition: Very good condition

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859.  First illustrated edition, second issue, 21.5 x 15.5cm (4to), in publisher's navy ribbed-morocco grain cloth w/elaborate gilt title & design to covers & spine (designed by Albert Warren, w/his gilt monogram to spine), a.e.g., cream ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Due to the incongruous nature of the designs in the 1857 edition, some sheets remained unsold & were issued w/cancelled titlepages in 1859--the difference between this & the 1859 reprint is determined by the fr. cover's design.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final few leaves, fore-edge of frontis a bit chipped, & lt. tidemarks to lower corners of final 50 leaves).  Ball 164.

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        ITALIAN LITERARY, RELIGIOUS, AND HISTORICAL CLASSIC WORKS (18 Volumes) (Vellum Bindings)

      Firenze: G. Barbera. Very Good. 1859-96. Hardcover. 17 Titles (18 Vols) , mostly Italian literary authors, but also some religious works and historical treatises. Thick 16mo. Matching contemporary limp vellum, gilt-decorated spines, with sewn-in ribbon page markers. Red, pink, and white marbled endpapers. Gilt top edges. Very good, covers a little bowed. Blue pencil/crayon notation to titles (sometimes also to frontis margins or tissue guards). Minor foxing in some volumes. Includes: ++ POESIE DI FRANCESCO REDI con le Annotazioni al Bacco in Toscana. Firenze: Barbera, Bianchi E. C. , 1859. ++ LIRICI DEL SECOLO XVIII. G. Carducci compiler. 1871. ++ NOVELLE DI AGNOLO FIRENZUOLA Seguita Dai Discorsi Delle Bellezze Delle Donne e dai Discorsi degli Animali. A cura di O. Guerrini. 1886. ++ DRAMMI SCELTI DI PIETRO METASTASIO&#133; 2 Vols. 1887. ++ RIME E LETTERE DI VITTORIA COLONNA Marchesana di Pescara. 1860. ++ VIAGGI IN TERRA SANTA di Lionardo Frescobaldi e d Altri del Segolo XIV. 1862. ++ IL CATALINARIO E IL GIUGURTINO di C. Crispo Sallustio. Translated (to Italian) by Fra Bartolommeo. 1863. ++ Vittorio Alfieri. SATIRE E POESIE MINORI. 1863. ++ Giovanni Boccacci. LA FIAMMETTA. 1864. ++ ORZIONI ED ELOGI DI PIETRO GIORDANI. Compiled by Adolfo Borgognoni. 1890. ++ Guido Mazzoni (editor). EPIGRAMMI ITALIANI. 1896. ++ SAGGIO STORICO SULLA RIVOLUZIONE DI NAPOLI [1799] di Vincenzo Coco Premessavi la Vita dell&#146; Autore scritta di Mariano d&#146;Ayala. 1865. ++ VIAGGI DI FRANCESCO CARLETTI a lui Raccontati in Dodici Ragionamenti e Novamente Editi da Carlo Gargiolli. 1878. ++ Torquato Tasso. LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA. 1887. ++ Thomas a Kempis. DELLA IMITAZIONE DI CRISTO di Tommaso Kempis libri Quattro. Translated to Italian by Antonio Cesari. 1896. ++ Cornelius Tacitus. LE STORIE LA GERMANIA, LA VITA D&#146;AGRICOLA E IL DIALOGO DELLA PERDUTA ELOQUENZA di C. Cornelio Tacito. Translated (to Italian) by Bernardo Davanzati. ++ Niccolo Machiavelli. DISCORSI SOPRA LA PRIMA DECA DI TITO LIVIO. 1864. .

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        Self-Help;

      sp;- London -John Murray, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Samuel Smiles&#39; pioneering and influential work on self-improvement. Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles&#39; most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder&#39;s label to rear pastedown. Publisher&#39;s catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright butwith foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall: FAIR.

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        Map of Orange and Rockland Co.s New York

      Philadelphia:: Corey & Bachman,. 1859.. Very good condition. Very striking large detailed early wall map on its original wood rollers, of two important Hudson River counties of New York, with many insets of town plans, and 6 steel plate engraved views of residences of notable citizens, including Cliffside, the residence of D. Carson Jr. of Cornwall, and Washington&#39;s Headquarters in Newburgh. Showing towns along the Hudson River from Snedens Landing in the south to Danskammer in the north. With numerous insets of town plans, including a very large plan of Newburgh, most with Business Directory. Other town insets include Port Jervis, Middletown, Montgomery, Newburgh, Warren, Bellvale, Buttermilk Falls, New Windsor, Warwick, Spring Valley, North Haverstraw, Edenville, Piermont, Nyack, Washingtonville, Canterbury, Denton, Sugar Loaf, Goshen, Garnerville, Tappantown, Monroe, Walden, Upper Nyack, Chester, West Point, and Cornwall Landing.& Mounted on linen, with a small approximately one inch flap at the top of the Piermont inset; about normal surface cracking for a map of this age, usual toning to varnish. 62 x 64". & & For its detailed up-to-date information on these New York counties, and its decorative appeal, this is one of the more striking pre-Civil War maps of the Hudson River region.

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        Narrative of the Earl of Elgin&#39;s mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, &#39;58, &#39;59

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1859. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xiv, 492; xi, [1], 496; 5 folding maps, 20 colored lithographs, plus a number of wood-engraved illustrations in the text; contemporary 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; spines slightly sunned; very good and sound. "In 1857 Oliphant became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China. He went with Elgin to Calcutta when the outbreak of the mutiny made it necessary to change the destination of the Chinese force. He then accompanied Elgin to Hongkong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin" (DNB). Cordier, Sinica, 2376; Japonica, 546.

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        A CRUISE IN JAPANESE WATERS

      Edinburgh & London. 1859.. 210pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, leather label, raised bands. Bit rubbed, covers bit faded. Pencil corrections in the text, possibly by the author. A very good copy. The author was a captain in the Royal Navy. Osborn describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery at Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as the customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan. CORDIER, BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 541.

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        "A Sixth Memoir upon Quantics," extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90

       First edition of the seminal paper (extracted from the 1859 Philosophical Transactions) in which Arthur Cayley laid ?the foundations of non-euclidean geometry? (Pierpont, ?Cayley?s Definition of Non-Euclidean Geometry,? American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 1931, 117). In order to unite ?Metrical Geometry? and ?Projectice Geometry,? Cayley introduced metrics into projective geometry by means of a fixed, embedded conic called the absolute; in other words, he introduced ?imaginary? element to metrical properties. Cayley ?he set himself the task of ?establishing the notion of distance upon purely descriptive principles.? He showed that, with the ordinary idea of distance, it can be rendered projective by reference to the circular points and a line at infinity -- and that the same is true of angles. Not content with this, he suggested a new definition of distance, as the inverse sine or cosine of a certain function of the coordinates; with this definition, the properties usually known as metrical become projective properties, having reference to a certain conic, called by Cayley the Absolute. (The circular points are, analytically, a degenerate conic, so that ordinary Geometry forms a particular case of the above.) He proves that, when the Absolute is an imaginary conic, the Geometry so obtained for two dimensions is spherical Geometry? (Russell, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry). ?The fundamental notions in metrical geometry are the distance between two points and the angle between two lines. Replacing the concept of distance by another, also involving ?imaginary? elements, Cayley provided the means for unifying Euclidean geometry and the common non-Euclidean geometries into one comprehensive theory? (Bell in Men of Mathematics). Extracted from The Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90). CONDITION & DETAILS: Clean, bright, and in near fine condition.

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