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        Ueber Alterthuemer des Ostindischen Archipels, insbesondere die Hindu-Alterthuemer und Tempelruinen auf Java, Madura und Bali. Nach Mittheilungen Brumunds und v.Hoevells aus dem Hollaendischen bearbeitet.

      - Berlin, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1859.Old half cloth, with the original lithographed wrappers preserved. Wth 21 lithographed plates (5 tinted, 10 coloured) by Gebr. Delius. VIII,102 pp.First edition, privately printed. - Very rare description of the Hindu-Javanese antiquities of Java, Madura and Bali. - (Foxed as usual). Cat. KITLV p.538; not in Bastin-Brommer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Trésor de livres rares et précieux ou nouveau dictionnaire bibliographique Milan, G.G. Görlich, 1950. 8 volumes, incl. supplement. Folio. Cloth.

      Reprint of Graesse's monumental 8-volume general bibliography originally published 1859-1869. Good copy.

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        The buk ov Samz in Mikmak.

      Bath [England] : Printed for the Britic and foren Beibel Soseieti, bei E. Pitman, 1859. First edition - 1859 1ed INDIAN BIBLE Book of Psalms MIKMAK Algonquin Nova Scotia Canada RARE From Darlow & Moule: “Micmac belongs to the Algonquian family of languages, and is spoken by a tribe whose members are found chiefly in Nova Scotia. The earlier editions are printed in the character used for I. Pitman’s system of phonetic spelling. Those from 1870 onwards are printed in roman character with diacritical marks.” Silas Tertius Rand was the first to translate any book of the Bible into Micmac, starting with Matthew in 1853. This book is the first edition (1859) of the Book of Psalms translated into Micmac. Beginning with the 1856 printing of the Book of Luke, Isaac Pitman of Bath printed these editions. Pitman was “an ardent advocate of the phonetic system of spelling: for his edition of the English Bible.” ((D&M). Item number: #430 Price: $650 RAND, Silas Tertius (transl.) The buk ov Samz in Mikmak. Bath [England] : Printed for the Britic and foren Beibel Soseieti, bei E. Pitman, 1859. First edition Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 282p • Binding: Hardcover Leather; tight and secure • References: Banks p. 94. Darlow & Moule 6785. Evans 518. Lande S198. Morgan p. 316. Pilling, Algonquian, p. 421. Sabin 67753. TPL 3876. • Language: Mi’kmaq • Size: ~6in X 4in (16cm x 11cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 430 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        hand signierte Autogrammkarte ca 9 x 13 cm original hand signed postcard

      Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Die Marx Brothers waren eine US-amerikanische Komikertruppe, die durch Filme sowie Fernseh- und Theaterauftritte mit musikalischen Einlagen bekannt wurde und ihnen nachfolgende Komiker maßgeblich inspiriert hat. Sie zählten über Jahrzehnte zu den beliebtesten Komikern Amerikas.Sie entstammten einer Familie, die in Yorkville in New Yorks Upper East Side lebte, einem Viertel, das zwischen dem irisch-deutschen und dem italienischen Viertel lag. Die Familie der Mutter Minnie Schönberg war aus Dornum in Ostfriesland eingewandert, der Vater Simon Samuel (Sam) Marx (1859?1933) stammte aus Mertzwiller im Elsass, was ihm später den Spitznamen ?Frenchie? einbrachte.[1]Als Marx Brothers traten auf:Chico (Leonard Marx, 22. März 1887 bis 11. Oktober 1961) Harpo (Adolph Arthur Marx, 23. November 1888 bis 28. September 1964) Groucho (Julius Henry Marx, 2. Oktober 1890 bis 19. August 1977) Gummo (Milton Marx, 23. Oktober 1892 bis 21. April 1977) Zeppo (Herbert Marx, 25. Februar 1901 bis 29. November 1979) (der älteste Sohn Manfred verstarb bereits im Kindesalter, noch vor Chicos Geburt)(Quelle: Wikipedia)

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        hand signierte Autogrammkarte ca 9 x 13 cm original hand signed postcard

      - Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie! Die Marx Brothers waren eine US-amerikanische Komikertruppe, die durch Filme sowie Fernseh- und Theaterauftritte mit musikalischen Einlagen bekannt wurde und ihnen nachfolgende Komiker maßgeblich inspiriert hat. Sie zählten über Jahrzehnte zu den beliebtesten Komikern Amerikas. Sie entstammten einer Familie, die in Yorkville in New Yorks Upper East Side lebte, einem Viertel, das zwischen dem irisch-deutschen und dem italienischen Viertel lag. Die Familie der Mutter Minnie Schönberg war aus Dornum in Ostfriesland eingewandert, der Vater Simon Samuel (Sam) Marx (1859?1933) stammte aus Mertzwiller im Elsass, was ihm später den Spitznamen ?Frenchie? einbrachte.[1] Als Marx Brothers traten auf: Chico (Leonard Marx, 22. März 1887 bis 11. Oktober 1961) Harpo (Adolph Arthur Marx, 23. November 1888 bis 28. September 1964) Groucho (Julius Henry Marx, 2. Oktober 1890 bis 19. August 1977) Gummo (Milton Marx, 23. Oktober 1892 bis 21. April 1977) Zeppo (Herbert Marx, 25. Februar 1901 bis 29. November 1979) (der älteste Sohn Manfred verstarb bereits im Kindesalter, noch vor Chicos Geburt)(Quelle: Wikipedia) Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 30 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PHOTOGRAPHIE AU SPERMACÉTI; PEINTURE À LA CIRE, OU L'ART DE LA MINIATURE RENDU AUSSI FACILE QUE LE COLORIS SUR PLAQUE SANS SAVOIR NI PEINDRE NI DESSINER; PRÉCÉDE D'UN TRAITÉ COMPLET DE PHOTOGRAPHIE, CONTENANT LES PROCÉDÉS NOUVEAUX POUR FAIRE DES FONDS DE PAYSAGES, LES CIELS, ETC., ETC.

      Paris: Desloges, 1859. First edition with this title. 8vo., 167 pp., [1], 8 adverts. Original printed wrappers which are largely eroded at the spine, toned with some chipping at the edges. The text is foxed with a dampstain at the lower blank margin. A good copy. An interesting manual on the technique of making photographic miniatures on ivory or glass to resemble ivory. The basic principle of the Ivorytype was patented by John E. Mayal in England in 1855. A collodion or albumen photographic image was either produced or transferred to the surface of artificial ivory and then hand colored to resemble a painter's miniature. There were several variations upon this process, including this manual which describes the use of spermaceti for a hot wax coating on the paper photograph to transfer the image to the ivory or glass, and then colored. This manual is known by a single copy at the New York Public Library. However, in 1857, Pinot wrote, also published by Desloges, a manual entitled, PHOTOGRAPHIE - IVOIRE; OU L'ART DE FAIRE DES MINIATURES RENDU..., the remainder of the title being the same as the 1859 title. The title page of the 1859 copy is printed on a lightweight stock while the text in printed on a much heavier stock, and the printed wrapper states "2m Édition." This leads this cataloguer to surmise that the 1857 edition, which is listed in Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, as No. 96, and with WorldCat locating seven copies at: the British Library, Imperial College London, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the National Gallery of Canada, et al., sold poorly and was released with a more exciting title two years later. Obviously, given the scarcity of copies extant, the sales of the 1859 edition fared no better.

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        Memoirs of Robert-Houdin: Ambassador, Author and Conjurer

      Philadelphia: George G. Evans, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. 445pp. Original brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Cloth worn away at head and tail, rubbed along edges with boards exposed here and there. Internally Very Good+ with bright pages, very sporadic spots of foxing, former owner's name written on first page in easily erasable pencil. The famous French magician's autobiography.

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        Recueil de factums d'Antoine Furetière de l'Académie Françoise contre quelqu-uns de cette Académie

      Poulet-Malassis & De Broise 1859 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale tirée petit nombre sur vergé de l'introduction et des notes historiques et critiques par Charles Asselineau. Reliures en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, couvertures conservées, têtes dorées. Beaux exemplaires à grandes marges exempts de rousseurs et agréablement établis. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition drawn few laid on the introduction and historical notes and reviews by C. Asselineau. Bindings black half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, preserved covers, gilded heads. Fine copies free of foxing large and pleasantly established margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trésor de livres rares et précieux ou nouveau dictionnaire bibliographique Milan, G.G. Görlich, 1950. 8 volumes, incl. supplement. Folio. Cloth.

      Reprint of Graesse's monumental 8-volume general bibliography originally published 1859-1869. Good copy.

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        Manuscript letter by John Gladstones, an early photographer on the Victorian goldfields, 1858

      Entire letter addressed to James H. Gladstones, care of Messrs. Jones Loyd & Co. 43 Lothbury, London, bearing 1/- light blue octagonal imperforate Queen's head, cancelled with barred numeral "4" and with circular handstamp SANDHURST VICTORIA DC 14 58 in black; transit mark of MELBOURNE OC 16 58, and endorsed 'Per "Columbian" via Marseilles'; arrival marking in orange LONDON FE 5 59; manuscript in ink, written on 2 sides of one folded quarto sheet (apparently lacking the first letter sheet); signed at the foot 'Your most affectionate Brother, John Gladstones'; address panel on the outer side; original folds; clean and legible. An important letter written by John Gladstones, one of the earliest known professional photographers to work in Sandhurst (Bendigo) on the goldfields of central Victoria. The DAAO gives the following biographical information: 'John Gladstone, also known as John Gladstones, professional photographer, was listed as a photographic artist of Burrowes Buildings, Pall Mall, Sandhurst (Bendigo), in the Bendigo Directory for 1859. By 1862 his studio had been taken over by John Ness.' The present letter shows that the correct spelling of John's surname was in fact Gladstones; and, furthermore, that he was working as a professional photographer in Sandhurst prior to 1859. Gladstones was not Sandurst's first photographer: another English-born photographer, Alexander Fox, was working in the township in 1856 and 1857; but he was certainly working there before the most famous early Sandurst photographer, American-born Benjamin Batchelder, who did not arrive on the goldfields until 1860. In his letter, Gladstones confides to his brother that he is utterly disillusioned with his attempts to strike it rich through gold mining investments: the amount of capital required has simply drained away the decent income he manages to earn as a photographer, an occupation which is hard work and constantly demanding. Gladstones complains about the exasperating procedure of taking children's portraits in his studio on a hot summer's day. The difficulty of this task would have been compounded by the long exposure times of ambrotypes (the photographic process Gladstones was almost certainly using), which could require children to sit perfectly still for a considerable length of time, depending on the strength of the light source. Gladstones also provides some valuable insights into the process of hand colouring his ambrotypes, and discusses his continued experimentation with various tints in order to achieve satisfactorily "lifelike" results. Extract: '... I now seem to have given up all hopes of accomplishing it. Shall try and get as out of all the others as I can, stick to the Surrie [Surrey?] & the Devonshire & go into no more. It's no use working hard to spend the money in sinking holes, I never have any money by me however successful in business. We had our Chapel [the Congregationalist Church in Forest Street] opened up on Sunday 28 Novr., had Mr. Binney to preach & the place crowded. It is a very pretty place & we are getting a first rate Congregation - Mr. Fletcher asked me to take charge of some hymn books we had just got up[from Melbourne] - his father presented them next Sunday & much to my astonishment gave out that the hymn books could be obtained at Mr. Gladstones' Photographic Establishment, Pall Mall; it put me in mind [that] the disconsolate widow still continues [a reference to the story The disconsolate widow. A Christmas tale]. But I must shut up for it's a 1/4 to 2 & I must be up very early. I've given you a rare epistle I think ... Pall Mall, Tuesday. Mail is kept open until 9 this evening; have had a very busy day again, & heaps of children, a regular nuisance they are. A hard day's work with the thermometer in my room (always in shade) at 93, makes one feel to have had enough of it ... I've been trying those flesh colors, they are better than I had thought, good of the kind, but not what I so much want, colors suitable for checks[underlined]. More of a brown tinge; you might also send me if you please another bottle of the dark flesh color, same as just rec'd.'

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        Geschichte der ehemaligen freien Reichsritterschaft in Schwaben, Franken und am Rheinstrome, nach Quellen bearbeitet. 2 Bände.

      Tübingen, H. Laupp, 1859-1871. Gr.-8°. VIII, 670 S., 1 Bl.; VI, 649 S., HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Bd. 1: „Die Entstehung der freien Reichsritterschaft bis zum Jahre 1437“; Bd. 2: „Vom Jahre 1437 bis zur Aufhebung der Reichsritterschaft“. Der Berichtszeitraum endet mit dem Wiener Kongress 1815. - Einbände leicht berieben bzw. fleckig. Exlibris a. den Innendeckeln. Kl. alter Besitzvermerk auf den Vorsatzblättern. Kopfschnitt des zweiten Bandes mit einigen kleinen mont. Blattweisern. Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Dahlmann/W. 2416; vgl. Heyd 1662. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Roth von Schreckenstein, Geschichte der ehemaligen freien Reichsritterschaft in Schwaben, Franken und am Rheinstrome, nach Quellen bearbeitet, Ritter, Reichsritter, Mittelalter

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        [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!

      Part Ist. The Grove Farm, at Farnborough ... The Emigrant. Part 2 Mr Merton's Cottage. Part 3. The Log Hut in Australia ... Tom Robinson, a Ticket-of-Leave man ... Black Jem and Red Ned, Bushrangers ... The Inundation in the Wilds of Australia and the Discovery of Gold ... Part 4. Bar Parlour, at the King's Head, Newborough ... The Return. The Robbery and Restitution. Playbill, single sheet (740 x 245 mm), lithograph printed on thin paper, advertising a performance at the Queen's Theatre, Hull, on Thursday, September 22nd, 1859, horizontal fold across centre, in fine condition. The English dramatist and novelist Charles Reade wrote several successful plays in the 1850s. Never too late to mend (1856) was his first novel, and was based on his play Gold (1853), which was set on the Australian goldfields. Never too late to mend is an attack on the harsh and abusive English prison system. This playbill is for an early dramatic adaptation of Reade's novel. The National Library of Australia holds a copy of a playbill for a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, on Thursday, November 3, 1859 - a mere two weeks after this performance at Hull's Queen's Theatre. Two playbills from much later productions are also held in Australian collections: the State Library of Victoria holds a playbill from a production at the Adelphi Theatre, London (1881); and the National Library of Australia holds a playbill from a production at the Theatre Royal and Opera House, Brighton (1883).

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        THE PRAIRIE TRAVELER. A HAND-BOOK FOR OVERLAND EXPEDITIONS WITH MAPS, ILUUSTRATIONS, AND ITINERARIES OF THE PRINCIPAL ROUTES BETWEEN THE MISSISSIPPI AND THE PACIFIC

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. This essential guide for hopeful pioneers seeking their fortune in the American West--replete with information on routes, equipment, and survival skills--was a bestseller that changed and saved many lives in 19th century America. As more and more people sought to improve their lives by moving west, this work provided the key information they would need to undertake such a journey and complete it successfully. A graduate of West Point and a career army officer, Marcy (1812-87) was tapped by the War Department to prepare this guidebook because of his experience serving on the frontier and leading successful expeditions through hostile terrain. He had established the Marcy Trail from Fort Smith to Santa Fe, and had explored the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the Southwest. The quality of his reports to Congress on his exploits proved his ability as a writer of clear, concise, and readable prose. Marcy begins this vade mecum by discussing the merits and drawbacks of the various routes to California and Oregon, and outlining the equipment and supplies necessary for the trip. He gives detailed advice on marching and wagon trains, fording rivers and scaling mountains, treating injuries and snakebites, setting up camp, finding food and water, and dealing with Indian encounters or attacks. At the end of the book, he gives itineraries for the various routes, recommending the distance to travel on each day and noting places where supplies could be replenished. Reading tthese chapters in the comfort and convenience of modern life, one is struck with admiration for the incredible difficulties and dangers faced by our pioneer ancestors, and for the man whose instructions helped them to survive and thrive.. 175 x 107 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 340 pp. Publisher's embossed dark brown cloth, gilt titling on spine. With large folding map and 30 illustrations. Top inch of title page neatly trimmed away (to remove ownership signature?); front pastedown with reprint of two pictures of western travel laid on. Howes M-279. Spine chipped at head and tail exposing bands, corners lightly bumped, boards a little chafed, gutter open at flyleaf but no looseness, otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, clean and fresh WITH AN ESPECIALLY WELL-PRESERVED MAP. This essential guide for hopeful pioneers seeking their fortune in the American West--replete with information on routes, equipment, and survival skills--was a bestseller that changed and saved many lives in 19th century America. As more and more people sought to improve their lives by moving west, this work provided the key information they would need to undertake such a journey and complete it successfully. A graduate of West Point and a career army officer, Marcy (1812-87) was tapped by the War Department to prepare this guidebook because of his experience serving on the frontier and leading successful expeditions through hostile terrain. He had established the Marcy Trail from Fort Smith to Santa Fe, and had explored the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the Southwest. The quality of his reports to Congress on his exploits proved his ability as a writer of clear, concise, and readable prose. Marcy begins this vade mecum by discussing the merits and drawbacks of the various routes to California and Oregon, and outlining the equipment and supplies necessary for the trip. He gives detailed advice on marching and wagon trains, fording rivers and scaling mountains, treating injuries and snakebites, setting up camp, finding food and water, and dealing with Indian encounters or attacks. At the end of the book, he gives itineraries for the various routes, recommending the distance to travel on each day and noting places where supplies could be replenished. Reading tthese chapters in the comfort and convenience of modern life, one is struck with admiration for the incredible difficulties and dangers faced by our pioneer ancestors, and for the man whose instructions helped them to survive and thrive.

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        Stanford's Library Map of Australasia constructed by A. Keith Johnston F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S. &c.

      Cover title: Stanford's map of Australasia. London : Edward Stanford, 1859. First edition. Steel engraved map with hand colouring, total 1550 x 1740 mm, dissected into 48 sections, laid onto linen edged with blue silk, folding to 255 x 215 mm, within original embossed brown morocco boards with gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed, spine frayed at head and tail), engraved by W. &​ A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, a near fine example of this truly monumental map (scale ca. 1:4 200 000), the original colouring still strong and vibrant. Housed in a sympathetic glazed frame. The latest explorer's track shown in this first edition of Stanford's celebrated map is that of A.C. Gregory (1858). The map also indicates railways, roads, submarine telegraph lines. Relief is shown by hachures. The eastern part of the Malay archipelago, New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, the Solomons, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia are included. Three copies of the 1859 edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; University of Queensland Library).

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        The Rose Almanack. Souvenir for 1860.

      London: Rock Brothers & Payne, 1859. First printing. NA.. Fine. Highly unusual paper fold almanac, shaped when open like a snowflake -- and meant to suggest a rose, obviously. Closing to two shaped panels, loosely approximating triangles, with chromolithograph images of roses. Scarce -- we were unable to locate any other copies of this one, and also more broadly, we are unaware of other such origami-like almanacs. We often enough see such paper as souvenirs for cities, bearing titles such as "The Washington Rose", with views of the city's landmarks on the petals, but not this variant with petals representing the months of the year. Open, 24 cm across (at widest). Closes to 12 cm tall, 7.5 cm wide at widest. Printing on both sides, with two panels with the color chromo, twelve for the months, and two devoted to the seasons. For each month, there is a pretty lithographed vignette of children engaged in some activity might commonly be associated with the particular time of year. In Jaunary we see the children huddled by a fire as they warm their hands. For February a juvenile seraph is blowing a horn to announce Valentine's Day. In March the children are resisting strong winds, and April shows them under an umbrella. And so it goes, with scenes of croquet, hunting, orchard picking, harvesting and other things for the following months. Each month, under the vignette, has a table of days with snippets of information about some of the days, as the norm for almanacs -- a feature that is most basic to an almanac. The two panels covering the seasons have two vignettes each, meaning there is a vignette for each of the four seasons. Included with the folding and shaped almanac is the original envelope which has extremely elaborate rococo decoration resembling intricate lace-work, with raised tracery, and many tiny needle-sized holes such as characterizes fine linen. The envelope, besides the title on its front, has four lines of verse.

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        REVUE AGRICOLE DE L'ANGLETERRE Tome Premier, Deuxieme & Troisieme

      Paris: De Firmin Didot Freres, Fils. Very Good+. 1859- 61. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean red leather, covers decorated with gilt borders and inner dentelle. Backstrips have raised bands and are tooled with arabesque gilt designs. All edges bright gilt. The three volumes have tissue protected frontispieces; engraved illustrations, many of farm implements. Volume #1, published 1859, 480pp. Vol. # 2, 1860, 416pp. +24 pp ads Vol. #3, 1861, 424pp + 32pp ads, small scuff mark on rear cover. Each copy inscribed to the queen of Greece by the author. Agriculture; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1312 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Ueber Alterthuemer des Ostindischen Archipels, insbesondere die Hindu-Alterthuemer und Tempelruinen auf Java, Madura und Bali. Nach Mittheilungen Brumunds und v.Hoevells aus dem Hollaendischen bearbeitet.

      Berlin, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1859.Old half cloth, with the original lithographed wrappers preserved. Wth 21 lithographed plates (5 tinted, 10 coloured) by Gebr. Delius. VIII,102 pp.First edition, privately printed. - Very rare description of the Hindu-Javanese antiquities of Java, Madura and Bali. - (Foxed as usual). Cat. KITLV p.538; not in Bastin-Brommer.

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France ou Description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins.

      Barlatier-Feissat Et Demonchy, Marseille 1859 - In-4 ( 315x240 mm ) demi chagrin bleu nuit, titre doré sur dos à 4 nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, guirlandes dorées en tête et queue, filets dorés dans les caissons, et ex-libris doré en queue ( G. Davin ). Plats de percaline bleue encadrés de filets à froid.547 pages.Envoi Autographe Signé de l'Auteur en page de garde ( A mon ami le Dr Davin. ).Orné de 20 planches hors-texte lithographiées par Susini, et coloriées.Note des auteurs. Introduction. Les Migrations. Richesses ornithologiques.Tableau synoptique de la Classification suivie dans cet ouvrage relié après le texte.Table des matières avec les noms provençaux des espèces, in fine.A noter que la planche du " Cygne de Bewick " parfois ajoutée, n'est pas présente dans cet exemplaire. Ornithologie. Provence

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        Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Translated into English Verse.

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1859 - Octavo. Original grey paper wrappers, title printed black to front cover. Housed in a blue linen cloth chemise and blue morocco pull-off case by Riviere & Son. From the library of Natalie Knowlton Blair (1887–1951), with her bookplate to the front pastedown. Some light spots to covers, faint mark to front cover. An excellent copy. First edition, one of a print-run of 250 copies only, made at FitzGerald's expense, and with his correction in manuscript to page 4. Early in 1858 FitzGerald had sent 35 of the "less wicked" verses he had translated from Omar to Fraser's Magazine. Fraser's would not publish them, however, so in 1859, after adding 40 more verses, FitzGerald issued the collection of 75 as a book published anonymously at his own expense. FitzGerald "made a present" to Quaritch of 200 of the 250 copies he had printed, and the publisher later reported that he sold "nearly the whole of them" from his penny box "not being able to get more" for them (Prideaux, p. 17). Ironically, in 1901 Quaritch was to find himself in the position of buying a fine, unopened copy at Bang's rooms in New York for $260, or 20 guineas. Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet, author of about a thousand quatrains. The fact that Omar Khayyám is the most famous poet of the East in the West is entirely due to FitzGerald's celebrated adaptations, which would prove to be the "most popular verse translation into English ever made" (Decker, p. xiv). FitzGerald himself referred to his work on the Rubáiyat as a "transmogrification" rather than translation, describing how he "mashed up" several stanzas into one, and calling the result "A pretty little Eclogue tessellated out of [Omar's] scattered quatrains". It is reasonable to suggest that in its own way the lyrical agnosticism of FitzGerald's Rubáiyat was to be every bit as influential on the advent of as modernism as Darwin's Origin of Species published in the same year. Many of FitzGerald's phrases have entered the common stock of English quotations and allusions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Age of Chivalry. Part I. King Arthur and His Knights. Part II. The Mabinogeon; or, Welsh Popular Tales

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols and Company, 1859. First edition, with frontispiece inserted and both printer and stereotyper's names on copyright page. Illustrated with Chromolithographic frontispiece & 5 other chromolithographic plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth. Shaken, spine ends worn with small loss. Good copy, internally fresh. First edition, with frontispiece inserted and both printer and stereotyper's names on copyright page. Illustrated with Chromolithographic frontispiece & 5 other chromolithographic plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Peter Parley to Penrod pp. 14-15

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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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        A COMMITTEE OF PROMINENT TEXANS FINDS THOMAS MOORE "COMPETENT AND QUALIFIED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE DISTRICT AND INFERIOR COURTS OF THIS STATE."

      October 6, 1859, Burnet County, Texas: - Single-page manuscript, 23 lines plus signatures, on pale blue paper 8" x 12". Light old folds, a few minor spots, Near Fine. Burnet County, in central Texas, was created as a separate entity in 1852. The Committee, appointed by Hon. Edward H. Vontress, Judge of the 17th Judicial District, included John Henry Brown, Alexander Stuart Walker, Thomas Proctor Hughes, William C. Wiseman, prominent and powerful Texans all. Brown [1820-1895] was evidently not a lawyer; a newspaper editor, politician, and historian, he was among the earliest writers of Texas histories. Brown would chair the committee that prepared Texas's articles of secession; during the Civil War he was on Ben McCulloch's staff and fought at Palmito Ranch, the last battle of the War. After the War, along with other disaffected Texans, he moved to Mexico for several years. Hughes [1826-1899] was born in Kentucky and settled in Texas around 1850. A member of the Texas Secession Convention, he voted against secession but then joined the Confederate Army. Walker studied law with David Burnet, after whom the County is named; and served in the Confederate Army and as a Confederate judge. Wiseman was Texas Reconstruction Governor A.J. Hamilton's appointee as Chief Justice of Guadalupe County. Edward H. Vontress [1825-1864] was an attorney, judge, state representative for Texas, and Confederate officer. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Texas and opened a law firm with Thomas P. Hughes. He represented Williamson and Burnet Counties in the Fifth Texas Legislature from 1853-54. When the Seventeenth Judicial District was created in 1856 he was elected its first district judge. He fought under Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston; returned to Texas and was elected Captain of Co. A, Morgan's Regiment, 18th Texas Cavalry; and was killed in June 1864 while on his way to deliver a message to Gen. Richard Taylor. [Online Handbook of Texas]. Alexander Stuart Walker [1826-1896] was born in Virginia and settled in Texas in 1852. A lawyer, he was elected district judge while serving in the Confederate Army in 1862 . He was removed as judge by the U.S. military in 1865 for being an "impediment to Reconstruction."

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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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        L'elisir d'amore Melodramma giocosa in due atti

      Giuseppe D'Ambra, NAPOLI 1859 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta presenta aloni e iscrizioni le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto

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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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        Album Pittoresque Des Jardins Ameublements et Décors Rustiques

      Au Bureau Du Journal Le garde-Meuble, Paris 1859 - Publisher's red cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. Fine copy of a ravishing book with chromolithograph title page and 23 chromolithograph plates. Désiré Guilmard (1810-1885) , the founder of the journal Le Garde-Meuble Ancien et Moderne, which specialized in ornament and furniture, was closely connected to the Parisian design community and an influential purveyor of taste in a fifty year period of economic growth and changing tastes. His various albums and books on design and interior decoration appear in OCLC, but there is only one listing of this book on garden furniture and rustic architecture - at the Musée Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Pretty decorative title page with border design of leaves and ornamental twisted twigs. Sixteen plates of rustic benches, chairs and tables of rough timere, rattan, and/or painted wood. Three plates of small bark cottages, two plates of highly decorated thatched roof kiosks, all with elevations and plans; one plate of a bark bridge; and one plate of a lay-out of a small garden of flowers, turf, and trees to surround a rustic house. Rare. Size: Oblong Small 4to [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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