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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, and at the office of All the Year Round,, 1859. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, sides blocked in blind, skilfully resewn and endpapers renewed to style. Frontispiece, engraved title, and 14 engraved plates. Spine ends a touch worn, light rubbing, the minor restorations unobtrusive, a very good copy. First edition, second issue, with page 213 correctly numbered and adverts dated February 1860.

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        A Treatise on Differential Equations

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. , 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover edition in very good condition. PO inscription and signature. Small, very mini notations in pencil in the margins, with errata and foldout plate. Text is clean, binding is sturdy, a well preserved copy. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        La cuisinière poétique EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: M. Lévy frères & Hetzel, 1859. Fine. M. Lévy frères & Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1859), 9x13,5cm, broché. - First edition. Contributions by Théophile Gautier, Théodore de Banville, Aurélien Scholl, Emile Deschamps... Copy without foxing, part of the leaves are detached. Rare and sought-after. Printed ex libris imprimé on half title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Contributions de Théophile Gautier, Théodore de Banville, Aurélien Scholl, Emile Deschamps... Exemplaire exempt de rousseurs et en partie débroché. Rare et recherché, ex-libris imprimé sur la page de faux-titre.

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        Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erstes Heft [all published].

      Berlin: Franz Duncker, 1859 - Octavo (223 x 145 mm). Original printed paper wrappers, rebacked. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Front wrapper somewhat damaged and repaired, with partial loss of the printed border, neatly rebacked; occasional light spotting and a little dust soiling, first and last leaves with upper outer corner a little dog-eared, still a very good copy. Blindstamped ownership to title and several other leaves of the Russian feminist lawyer and A. M. Yevreinova. Rare first edition – one of 1000 copies – of the "germ" of Das Kapital. The Kritik was Marx's first attempt at a general statement of his theories, written following several years' research in the British Museum. Marx had initially planned a multi-volume work, but he was dissatisfied with it, and no further parts were written or published. The work is, however, of considerable importance: Marx himself described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (PMM 339). It represents Marx's early attempts at the formulation of his economic theories and contains his treatment of the history of value and monetary theory. The preface outlines his classic formulation of historical materialism, and as such is the major Marxist contribution to the interpretation of history and political economy: "In the social production of their life, men enter into definite relations that are indispensable and independent of their will, relations of production which correspond to a definite stage of the development of their material productive forces. The sum total of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which rises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness. The mode of production of material life conditions the social, political and intellectual life process in general. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness" (Introduction, p. v., translation taken from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works I, 362–4). Die Erstdrucke der Werke von Marx und Engels, p. 23; Menger, col. 251; Rubel 529; Sraffa 3839; Stammhammer, Bibliographie des Sozialismus I, 145. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and Various Parts of the Coast of China; in H M S Barracouta

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1859. Octavo, with five folding maps and eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, a few maps with old tape repairs and subsequent browning; spine sunned, one corner bumped, a little shaken but good in original deep red decorated cloth with gilt spine. First edition: a detailed and informative account of the first trade negotiations between Britain and Japan, with commentary by Sir James Stirling, former Governor of the Swan River colony.The author, John Tronson, was one of the earliest Westerners to visit Japan, which had only recently been opened to Western trade after the visits of Commodore Perry's squadron of 1853-1854, and a Russian contingent sent to Nagasaki under Admiral Poutiatine in 1853. Tronson was an officer on H.M.S. Barracouta, a member of a four vessel squadron sent to Japan under the command of Sir James Stirling, then British Commander-in-Chief for China and the East Indies. Stirling had earlier served in western Australia from 1829 to 1839, commanding the party of energetic colonists who laid the foundations of Fremantle and Perth.Stirling's role as British envoy to the Governor of Nagasaki was a difficult one as Western trading intentions were treated with understandable suspicion and hostility by the Japanese. Tronson describes how the British squadron was politely stalled in Nagasaki harbour for several days before securing an appointment with the Governor; further negotiations concluded a treaty between the two nations allowing British merchants access to Japanese markets. This informative book includes a summary of the longstanding Dutch treaty, significantly adding a commentary by Sir James Stirling on the dissolution of the Dutch monopoly enjoyed for so many years.The author's narrative extends beyond diplomatic discourse to include detailed descriptions of the landscape, religion and day-to-day life of mid nineteenth-century Japan; he shows much interest in the vegetation and horticulture of Nagasaki and surrounds. Although the primary focus of the work is on the Japanese treaty, the expedition also visited Hong Kong and the Chinese coast, encountering pirates at Kuhlan before proceeding to Avatska Bay in Kamtschatka. The squadron then sailed further north to asses the extent of Russian naval activity, whaling and trading off Siberia, important information as Britain was at war with Russia in the Crimea at the time.This book contains five finely engraved maps, including a detailed chart of Nagasaki harbour and surrounding islands.

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        Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erstes Heft [all published].

      Berlin: Franz Duncker,, 1859. Octavo (223 x 145 mm). Original printed paper wrappers, rebacked. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Blindstamped ownership to title and several other leaves of the Russian feminist lawyer and A. M. Yevreinova. Front wrapper somewhat damaged and repaired, with partial loss of the printed border, neatly rebacked; occasional light spotting and a little dust soiling, first and last leaves with upper outer corner a little dog-eared, still a very good copy. Rare first edition – one of 1000 copies – of the "germ" of Das Kapital. The Kritik was Marx's first attempt at a general statement of his theories, written following several years' research in the British Museum. Marx had initially planned a multi-volume work, but he was dissatisfied with it, and no further parts were written or published. The work is, however, of considerable importance: Marx himself described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (PMM 339). It represents Marx's early attempts at the formulation of his economic theories and contains his treatment of the history of value and monetary theory. The preface outlines his classic formulation of historical materialism, and as such is the major Marxist contribution to the interpretation of history and political economy: "In the social production of their life, men enter into definite relations that are indispensable and independent of their will, relations of production which correspond to a definite stage of the development of their material productive forces. The sum total of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which rises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness. The mode of production of material life conditions the social, political and intellectual life process in general. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness" (Introduction, p. v., translation taken from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works I, 362–4).

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        ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

      1859 - MEREDITH, GEORGE. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL. A History of Father and Son. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. 3 vols. 8vo., Original brown cloth, light yellow endpapers. This appears to be a variant with a combination not noted by Collie. The copy in hand brown cloth, with blind-stamped variant decorations on the front and back covers and with the publisher's name at the foot of the spine. This copy is also without the ads. There is a little wear to the spines ends; the left sides of the crown of volumes one and two have very short tears. Occasional spotting and staining scattered throughout, but overall a very good pleasing set in the original cloth. The small, leather book plate of the Rupert Brooks' bibliographer, Richard Montgomery Gilchrist Potter, is on the front pastedown of each volume. Housed in a drop-leaf clam shell box. Scarce in original cloth. (Collie IIIa)

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        Lettera autografa firmata dat. 4 d'aout 1859 del pi celebre pittore messicano dell'Ottocento, docente presso l'Accademia di San Carlos di Citt_ del Messico, nella quale chiede al Direttore della R. Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze di concedergli "une permission pour faire quelques esquisses dans les Galeries de l'Academie Royalle des Beaux Arts.". Una pagina in-8, su carta azzurrina.

      - Lettera autografa firmata dat. 4 d'aout 1859 del pi celebre pittore messicano dell'Ottocento, docente presso l'Accademia di San Carlos di Citt_ del Messico, nella quale chiede al Direttore della R. Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze di concedergli "une permission pour faire quelques esquisses dans les Galeries de l'Academie Royalle des Beaux Arts.". Una pagina in-8, su carta azzurrina. 889xD

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        Actualités.

      Maison Martinet 1859 ca, Paris - 66 planches reliées en 1 vol. in-folio demi-chagrin rouge à coins, réhaussé de filet doré, large pièce de titre en maroquin noir dans un encadrement de filets dorés sur le premier plat, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire de ce rare album factice réunissant les caricatures politiques et scènes de moeurs dont 28 en couleurs (Lithographie de Destouches), réalisées par le peintre et illustrateur Jules Pelcoq (1825-1887) pour la fameuse série Actualités à laquelles participèrent Daumier, Cham, Beaumont, et des anonymes. Pelcoq fait partie de ces caricaturistes qui ont illustré les belles pages du Charivari, du Petit Journal pour rire, du Journal Amusant et de nomblreuses publications satiriques. La célébre Maison Martinet (172 rue de Rivoli et 41 rue Vivienne) fut fondée en 1792 par Aaron Martinet (1762-1841), fils de François-Nicolas Martinet, célèbre graveur, illustrateur et éditeur d?estampes. Il s?établit pendant la Révolution, rue du Coq Saint Honoré et se spécialisa dans la représentation de pièces de théâtre à succès ainsi que dans l?édition de caricatures et de planches satiriques concernant la mode, les moeurs et l'actualité politique. En 1822, Martinet s'associa à son gendre Herménégilde-Honorât Hautecoeur (1788-1863) qui en 1843, laissa l'entreprise à ses fils Eugène (1822-1870) et Alfred (1824-1882). Grand-Carteret, Les Moeurs et la caricature en France, p. 664. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ANUARIO ESTADISTICO DE ESPA

      1859. Madrid 1860. Imprenta Nacional. Cartoné, lomo tela. Contiene territorios de ultramar. 598 pp. 28x20. Pequeñas faltas en lomo. Contiene mapa triangulacion geodésica de España.

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        Manuel de conchyliologie et de paléontologie conchyliologique

      1859 - 2 volumes, [4]-VII-508 + Paris, V. Masson, 1859-1862, in-4, 2 volumes, [4]-VII-508 + [6]-327 pp, demi maroquin havane de l'époque, dos à 5 faux nerfs et fleuronnés, Édition originale. Plus de 4000 figures dans le texte, dessinées par Mesnel et gravées par Prédhomme ; quelques-unes au tome premier, notamment la vignette au titre qui représente un couple de gastéropodes, ont été tirées en couleurs selon le procédé de l'imprimeur Rémond, qui exécuta également le tirage des gravures d'oiseaux-mouches pour l'ouvrage de Lesson (Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches, Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1829-1830). Table alphabétique in fine, sur deux colonne : l'une, blanche, devait permettre les additions à la main, rectifications et notes. Jean-Charles Chenu (1808-1879) fut chirurgien et professeur d'histoire naturelle, auteur d'ouvrages de statistique médicale et de traités naturalistes. Il fut bibliothécaire de l'École du Val-de-Grâce. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Nissen ZBI n° 878. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gold Diggers Portfolio Consisting of a Series of Sketches of the Victorian Gold Fields taken by Talented Artists on the spot

      Melbourne: Cyrus Mason, 1859. The plates in fine condition; titling-wrapper preserved and laid down with old stains and abrasions, repaired tear.. Small quarto, the fourteen lithograph plates in excellent condition with large margins, gathered together with a simple spine and loosely contained in a later leather portfolio binding, with an old typed listing of the plates, and with the original gold-on-white front titling wrapper (somewhat damaged) trimmed to margins and laid down on a blank leaf. A classic illustrated work on the goldfields, combining images by several significant artists. As Wantrup notes, 'Most of these plates are unsigned but are the work of David Tulloch, William Strutt, George Strafford and Thomas Ham himself. A few years later Cyrus Mason, another Melbourne publisher of lithographs, issued the portfolio under the same title and date but with his own imprint and with the plates lithographed on thinner paper of slightly larger size. The images in the two editions are substantially the same, although some of the images were redrawn for the Mason edition. Mason apparently continued to issue the portfolio over a number of years since plates are known with the imprint of the succeeding firm of Stringer, Mason & Co.'Collectors should seek out a copy of this rare plate book in either edition... Because of the fragility of the work many incomplete or made-up copies exist and since Ferguson's description of the book is unusually shoddy these incomplete copies can trick an unwary collector -- indeed, even a dealer or two. A collector should ensure that the copy he is offered is complete with titling-wrapper and fourteen plates and that the imprint on his plates is consistent with the title imprint -- remembering that a copy may quite correctly include plates with either the imprint of Cyrus Mason or of Stringer, Mason & Co. If he is fortunate enough to find such a copy he... would be wise to do so. It is a fine work and an unusual record of the artistic activity of the period in Victoria, a period during which many able professional artists came to the colony in search of gold and left a permanent impression on the cultural life of the Australian colonies. William Strutt, whose work is included in Ham's Gold Diggers Portfolio, is just one of many considerable artists who flocked to the gold diggings, leaving behind them a heritage we still enjoy'.This example is indeed a correct and complete copy of the Cyrus Mason issue of c. 1859, although the wrapper is dated 1854 as usual. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.

      London: Church Missionary House; Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday,, 1859. Octavo (189 × 119 mm) Strictly contemporary calf prize binding, black morocco label, raised bands milled gilt, compartments pleasingly tooled within double fillet panel, both boards with concentric panelling in gilt and blind incorporating an attractive palmette roll, front board with laurel wreath prize supralibros of Chatham House, Ramsgate, as centre tool, milled edge-roll, edges gilt, floral roll gilt to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, red silk page-marker still intact. Folding engraved map. Just a little rubbed, a scatter of light foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Copac, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important market city" in West Africa (Howgego). "The third Niger expedition was not accidental. It was a result of the success recorded in the second expedition of 1854, and the recommendations of Samuel Crowther about the voyage that prompted the British Government to set in motion this third expedition that was later to be labelled the 'New Era of the commercial history of West Africa'" (Adeuyan, The Journey of the First Black Bishop: Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther 1806 - 1891, pp.125-6). Crowther was a Yoruba who was captured as a slave during the civil wars, and freed when the Portuguese slaver he was on was taken by the British Navy. Freed in Sierra Leone in 1821, he was educated by the Church Missionary Society, baptized in 1825, becoming a schoolteacher in 1841. He was sent to England and ordained in 1845, returning to Yorubaland in 1846 as a missionary, baptizing his first convert in 1862. "He became bishop of 'Western Equatorial Africa beyond the Queen's Dominions' in 1864, a post he held until 1890" (Howgego). Prize inscription verso of the front free endpaper recording presentation to G.C Spencer by the headmaster of Chatham House, the Rev. Alfred Whitehead, father of the great mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead.

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        Storia dei dogi di Venezia... Edizione seconda.

      Grimaldo, 1859. Due volumi di cm. 32 con due frontespizi e 120 tavole raffiguranti altrettanti Dogi veneziani. Ciascuna tavola accompagnata da più carte di testo con note biografiche e le incisioni delle medaglie che effigiano il Doge (anche a piena pagina). Esemplare che possiede ulteriori 15 tavole f.t. di medaglie al secondo volume ma è privo della tavola di medaglie n. 116 corrispondente al doge Loredano. Legatura d'inizio '900 in mezza tela color vinaccia. Arrossature e qualche lieve alone limitato ad alcune carte, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in buono stato di conservazione. Opera classica che si traduce in una storia della repubblica veneziana attraverso le vite e l'iconografia dei suoi dogi. Le incisioni sono di A. Nani. Molto importante inoltre dal punto di vista numismatico. Non in Lozzi. Cicogna (I, 2265): "...E' la più completa raccolta che si abbia in questo genere... si ristamparono queste vite colla giunta delle Monete e Medaglie antiche e moderne, false e veridiche spettanti ai Dogi illustrate dal Prof. P. Pasini. Soranzo (3281): "Le brevi e pregevoli biografie sono opera di F. Caffi.".

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        Aphorismes Administratifs. Paris, 1859, Only Edition

      1859 - Paris, 1859. A Rare Collection of French Legal and Political Aphorisms Regnault, Amable [1798-1897]. Aphorismes Administratifs. Paris: Cosse et Marchal, Imprimeurs-Editeurs, 1859. [iv], II, 206 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, light fading to spine, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and following endleaf. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places. A handsome copy. $1,350. * Only edition. Organized by topic, this is a collection of aphorisms on, for the most part, administrative law and political science. Each entry is accompanied by a Latin translation on a facing page. Regnault was an archivist, translator, historian and bibliographer. OCLC locates 4 copies, 1 in North America (U.S. Supreme Court). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cronaca della guerra d?Italia del 1859. [Teil 1 u. 2; zus. 2 Bde.].

      Rom, Tipografia Tiberina, /1860 1859 - 8°, 504 m. 25 lithogr. Taf. (Porträts u. Karten; davon 9 gefaltet) u. 603 S. m. 16 lithogr. Taf. (davon 1 gefaltet), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Rücken u. Deckel etw. fleckig bzw. berieben, marmorierte Schnitte verblasst, jew. Exlibris a. Innendeckel, Vs. leimfleckig, tlw. etw. stockfl., 1 Faltkarte m. hinterlegtem Riss, innen sonst tadellos. Jeweils EA. Der Zweite italienische Unabhängigkeitskrieg in Berichten, Briefen, Verordnungen, Erlassen etc., von den «atti preliminari» und der «violazione del territorio piemontese da alcuni soldati austriaci» vom März 1859 bis zu den Verhältnissen im April 1860. - 2 Bände des Werks, das als Gesamtwerk in 7 Bänden den Zeitraum von 1859 bis 1866 abdeckt. 1800 gr. Schlagworte: Militaria-KriegsgeschichteItalienGeschichte - 19 Jht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rambles in India, China, &c. A Journal:: in Three Parts. Part I.- A voyage to India. Part II.- The City of Palaces. Part III.- China and the Chinese.

      [London]: printed for private circulation 1859 - Description of Singapore at pp.128-30, and reference to jellyfish in Singapore waters. With aditty (p.187): When off a far distant shore we talked of Portuguese men-of-war; But now let's use that term no more, And name them after Singapore. The China section is on pages137-161. COPAC shows 3 copies only A very good copy in lightly dust-soiled original cloth. Minor wear to extremities. Pages35-42 torn in margin.

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        Dajacksch-Deutsches Worterbuch.: Bearbeitet und herausgegeben im auftrage und auf kosten der Niederlandischen Bibelgesellschaft.

      Amsterdam Frederik Muller 1859 - August Hardeland, b.1814, was a German protestant missionary in the service of the Rheinische Mission. He served twice in Kalimantan, from 1839 to 1845, and again in the 1850's, engaged in translating the bible into Ngaju, as well as his everyday work. This dictionary is on the Ngaju as spoken at Pulopatek. Cense & Uhlenbeck, Critical Survey of Studies on the Languages of Borneo, 299. A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter morocco. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society on title.

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        Letters of Colonel Sir Augustus Simon Frazer, K. C. B. Commanding the Royal Horse Artillery.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,, 1859. In the army under the Duke of Wellington. Written during the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns. Edited by Major-General Edward Sabine of the Royal Artillery. Octavo. Original red straight-grain cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, cannon vignettes to spine and front cover gilt, frame blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers, adverts to pastedowns. Frontispiece portrait with facsimile signature and 3 maps, of which 1 is folding. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Head of spine restored, inner hinges starting to crack but holding, spine faded, slight wear to extremities; a very good copy. First edition. Frazer (1776–1835), was gazetted second lieutenant, Royal Artillery aged 17 on 18 September 1793 and quickly rose through the ranks of the Army. He "soon became a favourite with Wellington, and was well rewarded for his services" (ODNB). This work includes 104 letters from the Peninsula and 41 from France and Belgium in 1815. In these letters Frazer describes both his military prowess, "in ten minutes the enemy was driven from the wood", and the effect of the war on the local populations, "there were at least ten women to one man". With the contemporary ownership inscription of John Edward Maunsell to the front pastedown. Maunsell served for the Royal Horse Artillery in Major G. Beane's troop, the Light 6-Pounders, at the Battle of Waterloo, having been promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 June 1806 and to Second Captain on 24 March 1807. In a letter to H. T. Siborne in 1834 Maunsell describes the movements of his troop during the battle; "Major Bean's Troop, under my command, was formed on the ridge a good deal to the right of the Brussels road, immediately in front of the Imperial Guards, and continued firing on the advancing Columns ... after this the Troop advanced to where the Duke of Wellington and his Staff took post". Maunsell retired on half pay in 1826 and died in 1869 having avoided the fate of his fellow officers, "Major Bean having been killed, Captain Webber wounded, and Lieut. Cromie, having had both his legs taken off". Frazer mentions Major Bean and his troops a number of times in this work, recording his death in a letter wriiten at 11pm on June 18th, "I am now so tired that I can barely hold my pen ... I know not of the losses of other corps, nor hardly of our own; but Bean, Cairnes, and Ramsay, are among the horse artillery dead". The editor, Edward Sabine (1788–1883), began his military at fourteen and "was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in December 1803" however "with the end of fighting in North America and of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, Sabine, like many British officers, turned his attention to science and exploration" (ODNB). This copy additionally with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to the front free endpaper, heir to a successful chain of dispensing chemists: "A collector of books ... acquired slowly and with discrimination over the years" (The Chemist and Druggist, 7 September 1957).

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        Die Preußische Monarchie

      unbekannt 1859 Nach den zuverlässigen Quellen geographisch, statistisch, topographisch und historisch ausführlich und übersichtlich dargestellt. Ein Handbuch für Staats- und Communalbehörden, so wie zum Privatgebrauch. Nicolaische, Bln., 1859. XXII S./1006 S., original Halbleder (oberes Rückenkapital mit Klebeband bezogen/bst. u. berieben/Vorsatz erneuert/etwas stockfl.)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Genealogie Heraldik, Preußen

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        Rachel et La Tragédie

      Amyot, Paris 1859 - Large heavy 4to, full pebbled leather, spine banded and gilt-lettered and ornamented. Armorial binding with gilt arms of the kingdom of Württemberg and corner ornaments. Back cover with large gilt image of Rachel in her role of Monime. Large paper copy in an imposing binding. Light marginal waterstain throughout. Rachel (Elisabeth Rachel Félix 1821-1858) , known for her tragic roles, revived the French tragedies of Racine and Corneille in a classical style different from the exaggerations of the Romantic Movement. From a humble beginning as a street performer and daughter of itinerant Jewish peddlers, she became the star of the Comédie Française and the Théâtre Français. Prominent in society, she was the mistress of Napoleon III and many others.She is buried in the Jewish section of Père Lachaise Cemetery where her funeral service was recited by the Chief Rabbi of France. Text by the French critic, Jules Janin, discusses her principal roles. Ten original mounted photographic plates by Henri de la Blanchère, photographer and author of "L'Art du Photographe", published the same year, and other books on photography. WITH a ten line manuscript letter by the actress with tiny label "Coll. René Coursager", critic who wrote on the contemporary theater. Size: Large Heavy 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La légende des siècles

      Edition Hetzel, Meline, Cans et C, Bruxelles 1859 - 22 cm, copertina originale, titolo al dorso e incorniciato al piatto, p. v, 335. Si tratta probabilmente della edizione originale, mai messa in commercio, Raro Molto buono [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dajacksch-deutsches wörterbuch. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben im auftrage und auf kosten der Niederländischen bibelgesellschaft

      Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, druck von C. A. Spin & Sohn 1859 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // Folio, (267x180mm.); VIII, 638 p.; portadilla; texto a dos columnas.- // Encuadernación original en cartón con el lomo restaurado conservando las etiquetas originales. Planos rozados.- // Proc.: Procedente de biblioteca, expurgado, con dos sellos de tampón en portada. Exlibris manuscrito en segunda guarda delantera, M. S. Grunweirs.- // En 1836, dentro del proyecto mundial de las Sociedades bíblicas de llevar la palabra de la Biblia a todos los pueblos del mundo y para ello editarla en tantas lenguas como fuera posible, la Nederlandsch Bijbelgenootschap (Sociedad biblica neerlandesa) instaló una de sus misiones en Rheinesche, Kalimantan, Borneo central. Hacia 1839 fue enviado como misionero August Hardeland, quien con el tiempo fue convirtiéndose en lingüista, publicando en 1858 una gramática del Dayak y en 1859, este fantástico diccionario y las traducciones al Dayak del viejo y del nuevo testamento.La lengua que estudió Hardeland ya no es denominada Dayak, puesto que las lenguas Dayak son múltiples, formando una familia lingüistica con muchas diferencias. De este modo, la que estudió Hardeland es la hoy denominada Ngaju, la hablada por el pueblo del mismo nombre. Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. Very Good. Light shelf lean. Cloth faded at spine ends edges, worn at corners with repairs made to spine ends, joints and edges. Previous owner name and address to front free end paper, modern bookplate to front paste down. Pages lightly toned and lightly, sporadically foxed throughout.

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        Ph. Fr. von Siebold's letzte Reise nach Japan 1859-1862 . von seinem ältesten Sohne.Berlin, Kisak Tamai, 1903. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm). With title-page in Japanese and German, 2 half-tone plates showing photographic portraits of Philip von Siebold (1 with his son Alexander) and 3 photographic views in the text. Original publisher's printed cloth-covered paper wrappers, with publisher's advertisements printed on paste-downs.

      - Cordier, Japonica, col. 477; not in Nipponalia. Rare first edition of the account of Siebold's second and final journey to, and stay in, Japan, from 1859 till 1861, written by his eldest son, Alexander von Siebold (1846-1911), who accompanied his father Philip Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) on the trip and gives a lively account of their experiences. They travelled first to Batavia and then to Japan, where they stayed in Von Siebold's home Narutaki near Nagasaki. Von Siebold practised medicine there as he had in the 1820s, and many of his old patients and students came to visit him. Von Siebold also continued to search for material for his botanical collection. Alexander's account informs the reader about religious customs and literature, his own experiences in learning to speak Malayan and Japanese, and mastering the difficult art of writing Japanese using the Chinese "kan" (kanji) characters, also discussing the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary systems. Besides the four pages of advertisements (by Kisak Tamai and Foek) following the main text, the paste-downs contain further Kisak Tamai advertisements.Slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Wrappers slightly soiled.

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        NOTES On HOSPITALS: Being Two Papers Read Before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, at Liverpool, in October, 1858. With Evidence Given to the Royal Commissioners on the State of the Army in 1857

      London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1859. Second Edition [Bishop & Goldie 100 (iv)]. Cf. Garrison - Morrison 1611, for the 1st edition, also published in 1859. Later brown buckram binding with gilt stamped maroon leather title label to spine. Pale yellow eps. General wear. Ex-lib, with the occasional oval stamp. Very Good.. [8], 110 pp. Charts, including one fold-out, 5 intra-textual figures & 4 fold-out plates at rear. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8" Per B & G, "One result of the publication of Notes on Hospitals was to bring upon Miss Nightingale requests for advice on the building of hospitals and infirmaries from all over the world. She devoted much time and endless trouble to dealing with such requests ..." Somewhat uncommon title in the trade.

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        Letters of Colonel Sir Augustus Simon Frazer, K. C. B. Commanding the Royal Horse Artillery. In the army under the Duke of Wellington. Written during the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns. Edited by Major-General Edward Sabine of the Royal Artillery.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1859 - Octavo. Original red straight-grain cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, cannon vignettes to spine and front cover gilt, frame blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers, adverts to pastedowns. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Head of spine restored, inner hinges starting to crack but holding, spine faded, slight wear to extremities; a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait with facsimile signature and 3 maps, of which 1 is folding. First edition. Frazer (1776–1835), was gazetted second lieutenant, Royal Artillery aged 17 on 18 September 1793 and quickly rose through the ranks of the Army. He "soon became a favourite with Wellington, and was well rewarded for his services" (ODNB). This work includes 104 letters from the Peninsula and 41 from France and Belgium in 1815. In these letters Frazer describes both his military prowess, "in ten minutes the enemy was driven from the wood", and the effect of the war on the local populations, "there were at least ten women to one man". With the contemporary ownership inscription of John Edward Maunsell to the front pastedown. Maunsell served for the Royal Horse Artillery in Major G. Beane's troop, the Light 6-Pounders, at the Battle of Waterloo, having been promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 June 1806 and to Second Captain on 24 March 1807. In a letter to H. T. Siborne in 1834 Maunsell describes the movements of his troop during the battle; "Major Bean's Troop, under my command, was formed on the ridge a good deal to the right of the Brussels road, immediately in front of the Imperial Guards, and continued firing on the advancing Columns . after this the Troop advanced to where the Duke of Wellington and his Staff took post". Maunsell retired on half pay in 1826 and died in 1869 having avoided the fate of his fellow officers, "Major Bean having been killed, Captain Webber wounded, and Lieut. Cromie, having had both his legs taken off". Frazer mentions Major Bean and his troops a number of times in this work, recording his death in a letter wriiten at 11pm on June 18th, "I am now so tired that I can barely hold my pen . I know not of the losses of other corps, nor hardly of our own; but Bean, Cairnes, and Ramsay, are among the horse artillery dead". The editor, Edward Sabine (1788–1883), began his military at fourteen and "was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in December 1803" however "with the end of fighting in North America and of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, Sabine, like many British officers, turned his attention to science and exploration" (ODNB). This copy additionally with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to the front free endpaper, heir to a successful chain of dispensing chemists: "A collector of books . acquired slowly and with discrimination over the years" (The Chemist and Druggist, 7 September 1957). Bruce 3565; Sadler 1327; Charles J. Esdaile, Women in the Peninsular War p. 267; John Kane, List of officers of the Royal regiment of artillery p. 39; Charles Dalton, The Waterloo Roll Call, p. 221; H. T. Siborne, Waterloo Letters, pp. 225-226. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Very light edge wear and shelf wear, light . foxing to the text block, small book store stamp on rear paste down -- . binding is sound. 1859. early british; First Printing. Hardcover. Full Leather Stamped in Gilt With Strong Gilt Titling on Spine All Edges Gilt ~ Five Raised Bands on Spine Numerous Woodcut Illustrations ; Woodcuts; 8vo; 375 pages; Beautifully bound, gilt stamped design, gilt edges, all clean and bright, very minor edge scuffing .

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        The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.

      London: Church Missionary House; Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1859 - Octavo (189 × 119 mm) Strictly contemporary calf prize binding, black morocco label, raised bands milled gilt, compartments pleasingly tooled within double fillet panel, both boards with concentric panelling in gilt and blind incorporating an attractive palmette roll, front board with laurel wreath prize supralibros of Chatham House, Ramsgate, as centre tool, milled edge-roll, edges gilt, floral roll gilt to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, red silk page-marker still intact. Just a little rubbed, a scatter of light foxing, but overall a very good copy. Folding engraved map. First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Copac, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important market city" in West Africa (Howgego). "The third Niger expedition was not accidental. It was a result of the success recorded in the second expedition of 1854, and the recommendations of Samuel Crowther about the voyage that prompted the British Government to set in motion this third expedition that was later to be labelled the 'New Era of the commercial history of West Africa'" (Adeuyan, The Journey of the First Black Bishop: Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther 1806 - 1891, pp.125-6). Crowther was a Yoruba who was captured as a slave during the civil wars, and freed when the Portuguese slaver he was on was taken by the British Navy. Freed in Sierra Leone in 1821, he was educated by the Church Missionary Society, baptized in 1825, becoming a schoolteacher in 1841. He was sent to England and ordained in 1845, returning to Yorubaland in 1846 as a missionary, baptizing his first convert in 1862. "He became bishop of 'Western Equatorial Africa beyond the Queen's Dominions' in 1864, a post he held until 1890" (Howgego). Prize inscription verso of the front free endpaper recording presentation to G.C Spencer by the headmaster of Chatham House, the Rev. Alfred Whitehead, father of the great mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead. Henze,I, p.756; Howgego, IV, B6(B). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémorial de Fribourg. Recueil périodique. En 6 volumes.

      Fribourg, Joseph-Louis Piller, 1854-1859, - in-8°, environ 2800 pages, 1 planche lithographiée, reliures en beau papier marbré ?Annonay? blanc et noir, étiquette en papier au dos, très bel ensemble. Rempli de curiosités et d'histoires sur le canton et le diocèse de Lausanne, antiquités, chroniques (e.a. d'Éverdes et de Vuippens), glanures, des courses historiques (e.a. des environs de Berne à Montbovon), la paroisse de Villarepos (ou l'église se construit de 1572 à 1584, rasée en 1985, sous les yeux des contestataires), la planche lithographiée montre les ?Antiquités de Tronchebélon à Riaz?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Notes on the Flordian Peninsula

      Philadelphia: Joseph Sabin, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 12mo. [1], viii, 202pp., [2]. Blue cloth hardcover stamped in blind on front and back. Gilt stamped title on spine. Old institutional label on front paste down, blue stamped number line on preface page, old card pocket on rear end sheet. The dedication page and preface page are clipped with about 1.5" loss at top. There is no loss of text. Light scattered foxing. Covers and text in very good condition. According to Howes, "Contains the first attempt at a Florida bibliography; only 100 copies said to have been printed." Howes B 779.

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        ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

      1859. Very Good. MEREDITH, GEORGE. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL. A History of Father and Son. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. 3 vols. 8vo., Original brown cloth, light yellow endpapers. This appears to be a variant with a combination not noted by Collie. The copy in hand brown cloth, with blind-stamped variant decorations on the front and back covers and with the publisher's name at the foot of the spine. This copy is also without the ads. There is a little wear to the spines ends; the left sides of the crown of volumes one and two have very short tears. Occasional spotting and staining scattered throughout, but overall a very good pleasing set in the original cloth. The small, leather book plate of the Rupert Brooks' bibliographer, Richard Montgomery Gilchrist Potter, is on the front pastedown of each volume. Housed in a drop-leaf clam shell box. Scarce in original cloth. (Collie IIIa)

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        Corographia histórica, chronographica, genealogica, nobiliaria e politica do Imperio do Brasil

      1859/60, Brasil 1859 - (Falta Nº 1) 3vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

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        IL CODICE PER LO REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE COL CONFRONTO DEL CODICE FRANCESE, DELLE LEGGI ROMANE E DELLE ANTICHE LEGGI DEL REGNO parte V leggi di eccezione per gli affari di commercio I LE LEGGI DI ECCEZIONE PER GLI AFFARI DI COMMERCIO MESSE IN COMPARAZIONE MOTIVATA COL CODICE DI COMMERCIO DI FRANCIA ANNOTATE CON GLI ATTI SOVRANI E MINISTERIALI PUBBLICATI FIN'OGGI. II LE LEGGI DI PROCEDURA NEI GIUDIZI CIVILI

      Giuseppe Marghieri, 1859. ITALIANO 0,85 Due volumi in un tomo, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione con sporadica fioritura e qualche angolo piegato, fioritura e piccola traccia umidità ai bordi, coperta rigida con piatti marmorizzati usurati ai bordi, agli angoli ed al piatto posteriore, traccia umidità a quello anteriore, dorso in pelle on titoli d'oro, con segni di usura al piede ed alla cima e con alcuni fori di tarlo USATO

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        Ceylon. An Account Of The Island, Physical, Historical, And Topographical, With Notices Of Its Natural History, Antiquities And Productions. Sumptuously bound.

      Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, London 1859 - Third Edition revised. Two volumes octavo lavishly bound in green hard-grain morocco, elaborately gilt; bevelled boards; inner dentelles, gilt; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. The binding is not signed but is of the highest quality and contemporary, or very close to being so. There is a little rubbing, a small nick to the headcap of Volume 1 and some of the raised bands have been knocked a little but , all in all, the book is in excellent condition. (2), xl, 643, (3); (2), xvi, 663, (3). Complete with 2 folding maps and 115 other illustrations, maps and plans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ph. Fr. von Siebold's letzte Reise nach Japan 1859-1862 ... von seinem ältesten Sohne.Berlin, Kisak Tamai, 1903. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm). With title-page in Japanese and German, 2 half-tone plates showing photographic portraits of Philip von Siebold (1 with his son Alexander) and 3 photographic views in the text. Original publisher's printed cloth-covered paper wrappers, with publisher's advertisements printed on paste-downs.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 477; not in Nipponalia. Rare first edition of the account of Siebold's second and final journey to, and stay in, Japan, from 1859 till 1861, written by his eldest son, Alexander von Siebold (1846-1911), who accompanied his father Philip Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) on the trip and gives a lively account of their experiences. They travelled first to Batavia and then to Japan, where they stayed in Von Siebold's home Narutaki near Nagasaki. Von Siebold practised medicine there as he had in the 1820s, and many of his old patients and students came to visit him. Von Siebold also continued to search for material for his botanical collection. Alexander's account informs the reader about religious customs and literature, his own experiences in learning to speak Malayan and Japanese, and mastering the difficult art of writing Japanese using the Chinese "kan" (kanji) characters, also discussing the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary systems. Besides the four pages of advertisements (by Kisak Tamai and Foek) following the main text, the paste-downs contain further Kisak Tamai advertisements.Slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Wrappers slightly soiled.

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        Cronaca della guerra d´Italia del 1859. [Teil 1 u. 2; zus. 2 Bde.].

      Rom, Tipografia Tiberina, 1859/1860 8°, 504 m. 25 lithogr. Taf. (Porträts u. Karten; davon 9 gefaltet) u. 603 S. m. 16 lithogr. Taf. (davon 1 gefaltet), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Rücken u. Deckel etw. fleckig bzw. berieben, marmorierte Schnitte verblasst, jew. Exlibris a. Innendeckel, Vs. leimfleckig, tlw. etw. stockfl., 1 Faltkarte m. hinterlegtem Riss, innen sonst tadellos. Jeweils EA. Der Zweite italienische Unabhängigkeitskrieg in Berichten. Briefen. Verordnungen. Erlassen etc.. von den «atti preliminari» und der «violazione del territorio piemontese da alcuni soldati austriaci» vom März 1859 bis zu den Verhältnissen im April 1860. - 2 Bände des Werks. das als Gesamtwerk in 7 Bänden den Zeitraum von 1859 bis 1866 abdeckt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Militaria-Kriegsgeschichte Italien Geschichte - 19 Jht.

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        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrikas 1905-1906. EA. 22 Abteilungen in 3 Bänden (= alles).

      Zus. 2328 S.. Mit 87 (davon 4 farbigen) Tafeln, 1 Karte und zahlr. Textabbildungen. Gr.4 (30,8 x 25 cm). Rote Maroquinbände auf 4 falschen Bünden, mit Deckelblindprägung, goldgepr. Rückentiteln, dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Min. berieben. Vorliegende Meistereinbände stammen von dem Königlichen Hofbuchbinder Gustav Hedberg (*1859), sein Zeichen findet sich jeweils auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Yngve Sjöstedt (1866-1948), schwedischer Biologe, Professor und Kurator am Schwedischen Museum für Naturgeschichte, leitete die Expedition, die insges. 59000 Tiere aus 4300 Arten nach Europa brachte, von denen 1400 sich als neue erwiesen (vgl. Vorwort). Kainbacher 396 Nissen ZBI 3859.

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        Faust Opéra en Cinq Actes, de MMrs. Jules Barbier & Michel Carré... Partition Piano & Chant, Arrangée par Léo Delibes Prix: 15 F. net. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 664.], 1859. First Edition. "The very rare first edition in opéra-comique form with dialogue was published in the middle of May 1859 according to an advertisement in Le Ménestrel and was the only one to appear thus. It was only on sale for a few months." Hopkinson: Notes on the Earliest Editions of Gounod's Faust, p. 246. Fuld p. 510. Faust was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on March 19th 1859 in a version with spoken dialogue; recitatives were added in 1860, and a ballet in 1869. The libretto by Barbier and Carre is based on Goethe, but focuses on the love story between Faust and Marguerite. "The historical importance of Faust is that it sounded a new note in French music. The conventional pomposities of the grand opera which then dominated the stage were superseded by a more intimate and poetic approach. The fashion Gounod set was one of conversational exchange rather than declamation." James Harding, Gounod, p. 114.. Large octavo. Quarter modern brown morocco with patterned boards. 1f. (recto decorative lithographic title by P. de Grauzat printed in black, with portraits of Marguerite, Faust, and Méphistophélès, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents), 224 pp. Named cast includes Earbot, Balanqué, Reynald, Cibot, Carvalho, Faibre, and Duclos. With publisher's small oval handstamp to lower right corner of title. Spine slightly abraided. Occasional light foxing and intralinear marks in pencil; title very slightly trimmed at lower margin. An attractive copy.

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        [Offprint]: Descriptions of New Fossil Mollusca, found with the bones of Hadrosaurus Foulkii, in the Cretaceous Formation at Haddonfield, New Jersey

      [Philadelphia: (Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.. circa 1859]. First. One leaf folded to make four pages. Some chipping at the extremities, slightly browned, a good copy of this rare little pamphlet. In 1858, hobbyist William Parker Foulke was the first to find a nearly complete dinosaur skeleton in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He was accompanied by Joseph Leidy and Isaac Lea from the Academy of Natural Sciences, who he invited along to evaluate the find. OCLC locates one copy, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. .

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        TO THE PUBLIC. FACTS AGAINST ASSERTIONS--- PROOF AGAINST DENUNCIATIONS.

      [Galveston?]: 1859 - Folio sheet, folded to 8-3/8" x 11-1/4". [4]pp, each page printed in three columns. Toned. Old fold lines, a couple of short tears [no text loss] and a few pinholes [no text loss]. A rare, apparently unrecorded imprint. Good+. Signed in type by Andrew Neill at the end and dated, also in type, "August 5th '59." Neill was a Texas lawyer who had fought in its War of Independence. Engaged also in politics, he lost his election for Lieutenant Governor in 1855. His papers are at the University of Texas. Neill opposed Thomas Waul's run for Congress against Andrew Hamilton in 1859. Waul, a lawyer and plantation owner, would become a Confederate Congressman and a soldier for the Confederacy. [See, Handbook of Texas]. Neill says that Waul's "conduct has been illiberal, ungentlemanly, and cowardly." Buttressing his charges with documentation from newspaper accounts, Neill charges that Waul had pillaged an estate "of which he was trustee," taking for himself "some of the slaves, that belonged to the estate." Some of those slaves were the subject of sales transactions between Waul and Robert E. Lee. Neill expands on the evidence supporting his assertions, and denounces Waul's chicanery.Not in Eberstadt, Sabin, Decker, Raines, Rader, Graff. As of March 2016 we do not locate this rarity on OCLC or the online sites of AAS, Yale, Harvard, SMU, U TX., NYPL, Newberry, Library of Congress.

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