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        Narrative of The Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan In the Years 1857, '58, '59 In two volumes

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1859. In 2 volumes. xiv, 492; xi, 496 pp. Brown half morocco over marbled boards. Rebacked with gilt-ruled lines and maroon leather title labels. Slight wear to corners & extremities and boards rubbed. Later endpapers. With a total of 20 full-page colour lithographs, five folding maps (one repaired) and numerous in-text wood engravings in the two volumes. Internally clean and fresh. No ownership names. Bindings firm. In 1857, Lord Elgin was appointed High Commissioner in China and the Far East to assist in the process of opening up China and Japan to Western trade. This narrative was written by Laurence Oliphant, who was private secretary to Lord Elgin, and is a primary source for the mission of the British to the Far East. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1859. 8vo..

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life [Unrecorded Variant Title Page]

      London: John Murray [through 1861], 1859. Early Reprint. Third Edition (seventh thousand) of the "most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier 100 Science) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xix,[1],538pp (including unrecorded variant title page), with single leaf of advertisements and folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, brown clay-coated end papers, edges untrimmed. Variant "b" binding (without full point after "MURRAY" on the spine). An excellent example of this rare issue, recased in the original cloth binding (not rebacked), with spine ends skillfully restored and crease to spine carefully repaired, now barely visible. Minor wear to cloth, corners bumped, original endpapers rehinged with matching vintage paper. Manuscript ex-libris on title page of "John Hitchman M.D." (1815-1893), English physician and superintendent of Mickleover Asylum (later Pastures Hospital) near Derby, where this copy was purchased (bookseller's ticket on front paste-down of J. A. Rowbottom). On page [x] a previous owner (perhaps Hitchman) has written notes on Darwin's death and estate, erroneously naming the author "Charles Erasmus Darwin" (Darwin's middle name was Robert). Minor foxing spots and occasional marks, very slight age toning, no ink marks or notes in text pages but the stray pencil mark and margin note. Regarding the title page, all recorded copies have the year printed beginning with a distorted number "1," while our copy has the number fully intact, raising the possibly that the title page was reset to correct this minor problem. It also suggests there may exist other alterations in the text that close comparison could reveal. Regardless, this issue is rare. Freeman 381. For comments on the Origin's inestimable significance, see: PMM 344b. Dibner 199. Garrison–Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman 593. Grolier 100 Science 23b. Grolier 100 Medicine 70b. The third edition appeared in April,1861, in a run of just 2,000 copies (the second edition print run was 5,000), only 17 months after Darwin had received his advance copy of the first edition. The binding nearly matches that of the two previous editions, differing only in minor details. But the text was extensively altered, so much so that a table of differences between it and the second edition (a table that was updated for each subsequent edition) was added. Darwin also added the full historical sketch, written to satisfy complaints that he had not sufficiently credited his predecessors in presenting the general theory of evolution. (The sketch had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition and in the fourth American printing (both 1860), in which it is called a preface. There also appears for the first time a postscript, on page xii. "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." (PMM). N.B.: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Ceylon An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical, with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859.. THIRD EDITION, revised. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.[2]; xl; 643; [3]; pp.[2]; xvi; 663; [3]. With 2 folding maps to the second volume, and 115 further illustrations including frontispieces, maps, plans and wood engravings by various artists. In fairly contemporary, maybe slightly later, green full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration stamped to spines and boards. Gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Black ink ownership inscription to both flyleaves. Spines lightly sunned and worn. Very good indeed. Supporter of Greek Independence in the 1820s, MP for Belfast, and friend of Charles Dickens, Tennent led a varied and interesting life culminating in his stint as Colonial Secretary in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1845-1850. There followed a series of books on the country, with this title first appearing in 1859. Its popularity is attested by the five editions it had run through by 1860.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles. 4 Bände (komplett).

      London, Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row, - 1859 - Groß-8°. 24,5 cm. IV, 203 Seiten, 60 Blatt, IV, 203 Seiten, 60 Blatt, IV, 247 Seiten, 59 Blatt und XV, 248 (3) Seiten, 59 Blatt. Ockerfarbene Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Ausgabe. Komplett mit 238 farbigen lithografierten Tafeln (180 Vogel- und 58 Eiertafeln). Im 3. Band ist der aufgeführte "Alpine Serin Finch" nicht vorhanden. Im 4. Band sind die gelisteten "Pallas' Pratincole", "Asiatic Plover", "Red-breasted Dotterel", "Charadrius Longipes" und "Least European Sparrow Owl" nicht vorhanden, dafür sind vom "Levant Sparrow-Hawk" 2 Tafeln (Adulte und Young Male and Female) vorhanden sowie der nicht gelistete "Strix-Pusilla" (Identsch mit dem Exemplar der Smithsonian Library). Band 4 mit dem oft fehlenden Vorwort. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einbandecken bestoßen, Namenseintrag auf Schmutzblatt. Gute, innen gute bis sehr gute Exemplare, Tafeln tadellos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les tréteaux

      First edition on ordinary paper. Half black shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with gilt fillets, blindstamped initials to foot of spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved, top edge gilt. Handsome autograph inscription from Charles Monselet to his photographer and caricaturist Etienne Carjat.With a frontispiece portrait of the author by F. Bracquemond.A very good copy. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise Paris 1859 12,5x19cm relié

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        Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse. (2 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      4, XI, 286 S., 1 Falttaf., XI, 206 S., Textabb., 7 tlw. gefaltete u. farb. Taf., Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Stempel a. erstem Titelblatt die geologischen Tafeln des ersten Teils fehlen!, min. beschienen, Papier min. gebräunt, 1 Taf. im Falz getrennt u. hinterlegt. Jew. EA. Mit Widmung von L. Rollier auf den Titelblättern. Enth.: Huitième livraison, premier supplément (joint à la deuxième édition de la feuille VII): Structure et histoire géologiques de la partie du Jura central comprise entre le Doubs (La-Chaux-de-Fonds), le val de Delémont, le lac de Neuchâtel et le Weissenstein Deuxième supplément à la description géologique de la partie jurassienne de la feuille VII. L. Rollier (1859 - 1931), Konservator der geologischen Sammlung, später Privatdozent für Stratigraphie und Petrefaktenkunde an der ETH Zürich.

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY THE REV. S. MORAIS MINISTER OF THE CONGREGATION. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY

      Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street 1859 - 1st edition. 5619. Original printed wrappers, 8vo 15, [1 blank] pages. Singerman 1593. Mickve Israel [Hope of Israel], one of the oldest Philadelphia synagogues, was founded in the 1740s by Sephardic Jews. Known as the 'Synagogue of the American Revolution, ' its early members included Haym Solomon and the Gratz family. Benjamin Franklin contributed to its first building fund. This was its third building, constructed on 7th Street, north of Arch. Isaac Leeser presided over the congregation from 1829 to 1850; Sabato Morais succeeded him. Morais was its Rabbi for 46 years. The list of corner-stone and door- post purchasers included A. S. Wolf, who purchased the North door-post of the north door for fifteen dollars, in honor of H. Polock. Other luminaries of Philadelphia Jewry participated in the ceremonies. Wolf was treasurer and Gabay of the Congregation. Articles deposited in the cornerstone are listed, including newspapers, coins and tokens dated 1859, "A gold quarter dollar of California mintage, being deposited by Clarence A. Hart, aged 9 years. " The Committee of Arrangement consisted of Edwd. S. Mawson, Joseph L. Moss, and Isaac J. Phillips. Rabbi Morais's discourse is printed. Morais, an abolitionist and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, counsels, "If there be pride in us, if the vanity of exhibiting a more sightly structure than others possess, impelled us to designate this place as our future Synagogue.let us then bury first such unholy feelings in the bosom of the earth. " Also printed is a prayer in Hebrew, composed by Morais. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide [Penn, JTS, YU, NYPL, HUC) Light wear, Very Good Condition (KH-6-63) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century

      Bradbury and Evans, 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. 1857-1859 Bound in half calf. Riviere binding with 'Bound by Riviere & Sons' stamp on front free endpapers. Published in 24 installments and bound together in two volumes with original wraps and adverts. First edition. Front of the wraps are published to the front, with the adverts and rear of the wraps bound to the rear in sequence of publication. (24), viii, 382, (1), 24, (16), 12, 3, (3), 16, (5), 16, (12), 8, (3), (5), 8, (6), 8, (4), 8, 3, (10), 8, 2, 8, 2, (4), 8, 3, (3), 8, (8), 12, (4); (24), viii, 376, 12, 3, (5), 12, (5), 12, (2), 4, (3), 12, 3, (1), 16, (2), 8, 2, (4), 8, (12), 8, 3, (3), 8, 4, (9), 8, (6), 8, (2), 3, (3), 8, 4, (6), 8, 4, (6)pp. 46 plates including frontis, plus engraved title page and numerous vignettes. William Henry Smith armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903=1948) was a British peer and descendant of the founders of stationery group W H Smith. Errata slip opposite page 224 in volume two. "'The Virginians '(1857-9) is a sequel to 'Esmond', and recounts the adventures of Henry Esmond's grandsons in the period of the American War of Independence. Condition: Good due to joints. Front joint of volume one is cracked with the rear joint and front joint of volume two just starting. Some rubbing and bumping. Intermittent scattered foxing throughout. Occasional thumb mark. James S. Virtue publisher's catalogue from issue III has half a leaf missing. Half a leaf missing from cod liver oil advert from issue 18. Small pencil inscriptions to endpapers and front blank. Small closed tear measuring approx 2cm to front wrap of issie 19.

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        Trient.

      Zamarski-Dittmarsch e Co., Vienna, 1859. Cromolitografia di dimensioni 18x25,8 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Lievissimi segni di foxing. Luminosa cromolitografia con veduta panoramica della città di Trento. Contenuta nel volume "Zur Erinnerung an die Eröffnung der Eisenbahnstrecke von Verona nach Bozen im Jahre 1859", celebra l'apertura del tratto ferroviario Verona-Bolzano e infatti appare qui per la prima volta la nuova stazione ferroviaria. Litografata da J. Boyer von Berghof. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Trento nelle Stampe d'Arte" di Aldo Chemelli, scheda n. 51 pagg. 206 e 207. Disponibile in cornice.

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        Numismatique des Arabes avant l'Islamisme.

      Paris, C. Rollin and Druand; London, J. Curt (colophon and reverse of half-title: printed by Pommeret and Moreau, Paris), 1859. - 4to. With 4 numbered engraved plates and 1 lithographed "bis" plate. Publisher's letterpress printed paper wrappers. First edition of a monograph on the pre-Islamic coinage of the Arabs by the French historian, orientalist and numismatist Victor Langlois (1829-1869). The book is divided into five chapters, treating the coins of Nabataea, Characene, Palmyra, Edessa and Hatra, and is followed by an appendix on the Arab colonies, including the rare coins from Abyssinia. Unfortunately the spine is split, almost separating the book in two, but otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed with all bolts unopened and in the original printed wrappers. Gay 3581. Hage Chahine 2621. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Geological Map of the British Isles and Part of France. Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, Railways and Principal Roads, and Sites of the Minerals...

      A fine folding geological map of the country with bright original handcolouring illustrating the geological strata, an inset map of the Shetland and Orkney Islands to the upper right of the north east sheet plus 9 sections from around the country beneath also coloured, the map printed over four parts, each measuring c. 76 x 65.5 cm, i.e. 152 x 131 cm if joined, each part dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to each of the folded end sections with miniature outline maps to one side of each part, publisher's green morocco slipcase, gilt ruled and lettered to the spine, gilt arms of Prince Albert (to whom the map is dedicated) to the upper board. The foldover flap of the slipcase wanting, some scuffing to the extremities, a little offsetting to the map, a very good example overall.

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        DIE JUDENFRAGE IM PREUSSISCHEN VOLKSHAUSE : ABDRUCK DER VERHANDLUNG DES HAUSES DER ABGEORDNETEN ÜBER DIE PETITION DES RABBINER SUTRO ZU MÜNSTER

      Berlin : Falckenberg, 1859 - 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 67 pages ; 17 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, "The Jewish question in Prussia: Reflections on the Negotiations in the House of Representatives Concerning the Petition of Rabbi Sutro of Munster. " Abraham Sutro (1784–1869) , was a German rabbi. "He was appointed by the Kassel consistory as a teacher in Reichenbach in 1811, and became one of the first rabbis to preach in German. In 1815 he became rabbi of Muenster, and in 1828 of Paderborn. An opponent of Reform, Sutro objected to the introduction of the organ into the synagogue. However, he supported vocational training for Jews and persuaded A. Haindorf to found a pedagogical institution bearing his name in Muenster. In 1853 he began to organize petitions to the Prussian authorities against discrimination in the appointment of Jews to governmental, particularly juridical, offices. (Jewish Encyclopedia, 2016) OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. (JTS, Theologische Univ Kampen, British Library) Spine rebacked. Ex-library. Good+ Condition. (HOLO2-130-7) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Egypt and Palestine. Photographed and described.

      London, James S. Virtue, [1858-1859]. - 2 vols. Folio (328 x 447 mm). (8) pp.; (4) pp. of text; a total of 76 photographs on plates by Francis Frith (sizes ca. 145-165 x 215-230 mm), each with a separate leaf of text. Contemporary red morocco, spines and covers gilt. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. First edition of this important and early photobook on the Near East. During the years 1856-59, Frith (1822-98) made three visits to Egypt and the Holy Land; this selection of his photographs, from wet-collodion 9 x 7 negatives taken with an 8-by-10 inch camera, was published in 25 fascicles of 3 prints each, a work hailed as "one of the most renowned nineteenth-century photobooks" (The Photobook). Most of these images are dated 1857 either in the plate or the printed caption. They include a portrait of the artist in oriental costume folgen and views of Abu Simbel, Aswan, Baalbek, Bethlehem, Damascus, Giza, Hebron, Jerusalem, Karnak, Luxor, Nazareth, Philae, Tiberias, Wadi Kardassy etc. The preliminaries of vol. 1 include title, introduction, table of contents, and subscribers, those of vol. 2 encompass title and contents. Each plate is accompanied by a full-page letterpress description. "Francis Frith is undoubtetly one of the best-known photographers to work in the Near East. His trips to the Levant were a brilliant commercial success as well as an artistic one" (Perez 163). - Some foxing to blank margins, as well as to a few photographs. Modern bookplate of the German anthropologist Jasper K

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        Autograph inscription signed in:) Nye Eventyr og Historier. Tredje Samling.

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1859. - 8vo. (8), 79 pp. Bound with both original giltstamped cloth-structured wrappers in later half cloth. First edition. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf to Therese Henriques (1833-83), in whose home Andersen was a frequent visitor during the last 15 years of his life: "Fru Therese Henriques som fra Pjanoet forstaaer at fort

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      London: Chapman and Hall 1859. First edition, first issue. First edition, first issue. Handsomely bound in full polished tan calf by Riviere. Five raised bands to the spine ornately tooled compartments, the titles in gilt on contrasting labels. Upper and lower boards with triple-ruled gilt borders, inner dentelles tooled in gilt. All edges gilt. An excellent near fine example, the binding firm and the contents clean throughout. With all of the internal first issue printing flaws (signature b at the bottom of the plate page, page 213 mis-numbered 113). [Smith: Part I 96-98] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        7 eigenh. Briefe mit U. London und Oxford, 1859 bis 1871.

      1859. Zusammen 7½ SS. auf 14 Bll. An den Astronomen Wilhelm Förster: "In the 'Astronomische Nachrichten' No. 1157 is an ephemeris of Nysa computed by you, which unfortunately does not give the distances of the planet from the earth. As it is probable that you have these distances in your manuscript, the Astronomer Royal would be much obliged by your having the goodness to furnish him with them from 1858, Sept. 13 to October 2, for the purpose of computing the parallaxes in the reduction of some observations made at Greenwich [...]" (7. VI. 1859).

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        Mather's Historical Oil Region Views of Western Pennsylvania. Part I. Mather's Historical Photographs

      14 leaves, 2 pages of text, 1 engraving, and 11 original gelatin linen-backed photographs regarding the drilling of the Drake Well by Col. Edwin L. Drake in 1859, the first oil well ever drilled in the United States, scenes and figures depicted in the photographs include a portrait of Edwin Drake, Drake at the well, oil traders, and the surrounding areas of "Oil Creek" including Foster Farm, Funkville, John Wait Farm, and John Benninghoff Run. Spine slightly shaken. Oblong 4to. Black cloth boards. Titusville, Pennsylvania (John A. Mather) 1895. Ink inscription on front endpaper "Miss Margaret Bond from Mrs E. Mather, Christmas 1905" Edwin Drake was hired by the Seneca Oil Company in 1858 to investigate suspected oil deposits in the Titusville region of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, petroleum oil was known of, but there was not yet a market for it. Drake began drilling, with pipe and steam, but progress was slow and the Seneca Oil Company had pulled their backing. Using his own money and that of friends, Drake perservered and on the morning of August 28th, after months of drilling at the rate of approximately three feet per day, Drake's driller looked into the hole and saw crude oil. The Drake Well prompted the first big investments in the petroleum industry and additional drilling in the area that became known as Oil Creek, ushering in the Pennsylvania oil rush. John A. Mather was the pioneer photographer of Pennsylvania's Oil Region. Hearing of the exploding activity in the Oil Creek Valley, Mather and his wife moved to Titusville in 1860 where he began working with a series of makeshift traveling darkrooms/studios. He transported his equipment through the oil fields by ox-pulled wagon or flatboat, and sold his photographs to a local audience. During his years photographing the Pennsylvania oil rush, he amassed a collection of over 20,000 glass plate negatives. However, due to damage from floods and fires, only 5,000 have survived to this day, preserved in the collections of the Drake Well Museum. Scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat locates only three holdings in North America.

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        La légende des siècles. Première série

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1859, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti zigrino metà nera, torna con quattro nervi set con ornati d'oro matrimoniali riquadri tratteggiati decorate con i centri floreali dorati, reti cornice freddi sul astucciatrici piatti melanzane, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, spruzzato bordi. Cancella aloni che interessano alcune pagine del primo volume, alcuni foxing minore. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles caissons agrémentés en centres de motifs floraux dorés, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage aubergine, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées. Auréoles claires affectant certains feuillets du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Thèse pour la licence soutenue par Léon Gambetta

      - Charles de Mourgues Frères., Paris 1859, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione stampata in pochi esemplari su carta velina. Il legame con bradel in piena pergamena, dorso liscio in parte macchiato, titolo, data e punta della coda in rosso e nero, copertine conservato. Tesi con il mutuo soggetto e sostenuto 19 gennaio 1860 da Léon Gambetta, all'età di 22 anni. Un articolo sulla rivista "ricercatori intermedi e curiosi" sul tenente Sisco dedicatario del libro è collegata alla parte superiore della struttura. Prezioso l'invio l'autore sul frontespizio. Dal Richtenberger biblioteca Eugenio, ex libris incisi dello stesso incollato all'interno della copertina prima. Qualsiasi scarsità. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre sur papier vélin. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse partiellement taché, titre, fleuron et date en queue en rouge et noir, couvertures conservées. Thèse ayant pour sujet les hypothèques et soutenue le 19 janvier 1860 par Léon Gambetta alors âgé de 22 ans. Un article de la revue "l'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et des curieux" relatif au lieutenant Sisco dédicataire de l'ouvrage est relié en tête de l'ouvrage. Précieux envoi autographe de Léon Gambetta sur la page de titre. Provenance de la bibliothèque Eugène Richtenberger, ex-Libris gravé de celui-ci encollé sur le premier contreplat. De toute rareté."

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        Ceylon An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical, with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859.. THIRD EDITION, revised. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.[2]; xl; 643; [3]; pp.[2]; xvi; 663; [3]. With 2 folding maps to the second volume, and 115 further illustrations including frontispieces, maps, plans and wood engravings by various artists. In fairly contemporary, maybe slightly later, green full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration stamped to spines and boards. Gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Black ink ownership inscription to both flyleaves. Spines lightly sunned and worn. Very good indeed. Supporter of Greek Independence in the 1820s, MP for Belfast, and friend of Charles Dickens, Tennent led a varied and interesting life culminating in his stint as Colonial Secretary in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1845-1850. There followed a series of books on the country, with this title first appearing in 1859. Its popularity is attested by the five editions it had run through by 1860.

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        Honoré de Balzac

      - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19cm, relié. - Francese prima edizione in originale e posteriore parte di un anno per l'originale, una delle 10 copie in Olanda, solo due grandi carte con la Cina. Associazione a bradel metà calico ciliegio, liscio indietro con un oro motivi floreali, data e doppio filetto di coda d'oro, parte del titolo strofinato marocco nero, piatti carta marmorizzata, copertine conservate, testa dorata, binding firmato freddo Pierson. Prezioso e raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Jules Pelletier, Segretario Generale del Ministero della Stato che Gautier ha prestato la sua penna. Egli lo ha ringraziato per intercedere con l'imperatore che lo ha nominato Ufficiale della Legione d'Onore il 7 agosto 1858 La nostra copia è completata, frontespizio ritratto di H. de Balzac sparato e bruciato in Cina incisione di E. Hédouin e le sue 3 autografi fax (che spesso non hanno, secondo Clouzot). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française en partie originale et postérieure d'un an à l'originale, un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline cerise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin noir frottée, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier à Jules Pelletier, secrétaire général du ministère d'Etat auquel Gautier prêta sa plume. Il l'en remercia en intercédant auprès de l'Empereur qui le fit nommer Officier de la Légion d'Honneur le 7 août 1858. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, du portrait de H. de Balzac tiré sur Chine et gravé à l'eau forte par E. Hédouin ainsi que de ses 3 fac-similés autographes (qui manquent souvent selon Clouzot).

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        Eight Sermons by the Rev. Charles Marsden Betts...

      Canterbury: 1859. Octavo; in original cloth. Published as a memorial from the parishioners of Goulburn to their curate who was drowned age twenty-four when the Wollondilly river flooded in 1857. This volume was printed at St Augustine's College Press, Canterbury where Reverend Betts had been educated for the ministry. The volume begins with a brief memoir by the Rev. James Carter, Minister of Picton, a fellow student and brother-in-law of the deceased.There are two manuscripts also enclosed. The first, dated January 1, 1884 is a handwritten note by James Carter, mourning the loss of his wife in the previous year. The second is a letter from James Carter to George Robertson, the publisher, dated February 7, 1893. Lacks front endpaper.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition. First printing with p. 213 numbered 113 and signature "b" on the list of plates (and all other points in Smith). Bound in full red polished-calf by Baytnun-Riviere. Purple and blue morocco spine lables, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (bookplate removed). Binding in Very Good condition with small chips at the spine ends and wear at the outer joints, holding well. Inner contents generally clean, bright and unfoxed. Frontis illustration cracking at the gutter, now secured with archival adhesive. Otherwise a fine copy internally. Bound without the ads. Published in 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" is considered one of the greatest of Dickens' works. It was originally released in parts in the magazine "All the Year Round," which Dickens owned and founded. "A Tale of Two Cities" is also one of the most widely read novels in history, selling over 200 million copies to date. The book follows events in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution, especially the relationship between Frenchman Charles Darnay and the English lawyer Sydney Carton. One of Dickens rare historical works, he used Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution as both a source and inspiration. The book has inspired countless operas, musicals, and films including a 1935 movie nominated for Best Picture.

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        Katzen. 4 spielende Katzen. Tuschfeder auf Papier. Unten rechts signiert.

      - 24,8x12,8 cm. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen 1859-1923, Zeichner Radierer, Lithograph und Maler, geboren in Lausanne, seit 1882 in Paris (wird 1901 Franzose). Erfolgreicher Zeichner für die Zeitschriften "Chat Noir", "Le Mirliton", "Le Croquis", "La Revue Illustrée", "Le Rire" u.v.a., zahlreiche Werke befinden sich in europäischen Museen. - Lit: Thieme-Becker, Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz u.a. - (Mit Abklatschspur eines kleineren Blattes). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reise in Ostindien: Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen.

      Pest: Hermann Geibel,, 1859. Aus dem Ungarischen übersetzt. Elephant folio (595 x 429 mm). Original maroon half morocco, matching morocco-grain cloth sides, flat bands within gilt rules to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial vignette gilt to front board, white moiré cloth endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece after Andrássy, hand-coloured as issued, with tissue-guard, 15 similar plates, wood-engraved vignette to title, similar illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's large engraved label and bookplate of L. V. Ledeboer, Rotterdam, to front pastedown. Presentation plate to the front pastedown from James B. Ford to the Explorers Club (of which he was president 1926-7, and whose library he founded). Joints and extremities sympathetically restored, text-leaves toned, pale tide-mark to lower outer corner of plate 6 (Chasse à l'éléphant à Logalla), marginal spotting to most plates, occasionally encroaching on the top half of images, the figures and detail generally unaffected, and the rich colouring very well-preserved indeed. A very good copy. First edition in German of this striking illustrated account of big-game hunting in Asia. Andrássy (1821-91, his name spelt in this edition as Emanuel Andrásy) was a Hungarian count who, having participated in his country's revolution in 1848, fled to England during the Austrian invasion the following year, and thence travelled east. The plates depict elephant hunting in Ceylon, rhinoceros, crocodile and deer hunting in Java, tiger-stalking near the Ganges, street scenes in Hong Kong and Calcutta, dancers at the courts of Nazim, the Nawab of Bengal, and Murserabat, and an Arab encampment near Suez. Rare. Six copies only traced in libraries world-wide (Danish Union Catalogue, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Leiden, Leipzig, National Library of India, and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin); perhaps five institutional copies traced for the first edition, published in Hungarian in 1853, and none in commerce.

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        Self-help;

      8vo., xii + 343 + (1)pp., followed by 4pp. of publisher's advertisements, light marking or spotting of first few leaves, original publisher's maroon blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt and lettered, with very slight rubbing to extremities, uncut, else a very good copy.Publisher: London: John Murray,Year: 1859Edition: First edition. Printing and the Mind of Man 346.

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        RACCOLTA DE' MIGLIORI ORNAMENTI DEL MEDIO EVO E PROFILI DI ARCHITETTURA GOTICA.

      1859. Venezia Antonio Privato 1859 4° grande Pagine 58 + 133 tavole fuori festo finemente incise in acciaio. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Piatti marmorizzati con lievi sbucciature. Minim eed ininfluenti fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Affascinante repertorio iconografico dedicato all'ornamento medievale.

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        Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana

      1859. Dizionari " Titolo: Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana Autore: MANUZZI GIUSEPPE diz 54 Editore: Nella Stamperia del Vocabolario e dei Testi di Lingua Anno di stampa: 1859 34409 MANUZZI GIUSEPPE diz 54 Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana gi... compilato dagli Accademici della Crusca ed ora nuovamente corretto ed accresciuto Firenze, Nella Stamperia del Vocabolario e dei Testi di Lingua, 1859. Seconda edizione riveduta e notabilmente ampliata dal compilatore. In quattro parti di pp. 928 + 986 + 929 + 972. Legatura recente in mezza tela grezza, con tassello in pelle e titolo oro al dorso; conservate le copertine originali, ottimo e fresco esemplare di questo dizionario ormai considerato da tutti la base della lingua parlata corrente. ? 800 "

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        Entomology in Sport, and Entomology in Earnest; by The Honorable Mrs W[ard] & Lady M[ahon]

      London: Paul Jerrard, [1859]. [2], 68, hand-col frontis, additional decorative title + 35 hand-col text figs. Hardback. Attractive hand-coloured lithographed frontis, title and dedication, together with 35 hand-coloured vignettes in the text, 8vo, orig. dec. cloth, a little rubbed to extremities; intricate gilt design to front cover, blind stamped to rear, aeg; recased, new endpapers; housed in a recent purpose-made, cloth-covered slip-case. Margins lightly thumbed in places. Vg. From the library of Paul Sokoloff (1948-2012) with his book-plate to endpaper. Rare. Charming whimsical book, 'intended, not so much for the scientific, as for the young or the comparatively uninstructed reader. The authors have therefore aimed at making them entertaining, rather than complete or systematic; an agreeable bait, in short, by means of which unwary youth may find themselves caught in the meshes of science, while seeking only for amusement.' - Preface.Freeman 3881.Mary Ward [the Hon. Mrs Ward] (1827-1869) was a microscopist and author, an important 19th century popularizer of science who did much to encourage an interest in the natural world and to stimulate the advances in science and technology that marked the industrial revolution. The present book was written in collaboration with her sister, Lady Jane Mahon. (ODNB)

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        Poésie : Sisina. - Le voyage. - L'albatros

      Published before its first edition. This poem were published in 1861 in the second edition, first in part, of the "Fleurs du mal".Small stains to covers, two pale angular dampstain to head, all over the book.An outstandingly rare copy. In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année. Paris 10 Avril 1859 16x24,5cm broché

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        L'Italie confédérée. Histoire politique, militaire et pittoresque de la Campagne de 1859. Illustré de portraits et batailles gravées sur acier et de types militaires coloriés des armées française, piémontaise et autrichienne.

      Garnier Frères, 1859. Quattro volumi legati in due di cm. 27, pp. 1200 ca complessive. Con 20 tavole in litografia finemente colorate raffiguranti costumi militari austriaci, piemontesi e francesi; 8 tavole incise in rame e 6 carte geografiche ripiegate (di cui una di grandi dimensioni). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie superiori dei due volumi, poche fioriture, peraltro complessivamente esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera assai documentata e non comune a reperirsi completa nella parte iconografica come nel presente esemplare.

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        Confidences d'un prestidigitateur

      First edition with covers and title dated 1859, printed in Blois by Lecesne, but certain copies with the same collation have come to our attention dated 1858. Modern half mint-green shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with fleurons and gilt fillets, black morocco-effect shagreen title and volume labels, gilt friezes to head and foot of spine, gilt initials of a collector to spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers (slightly soiled) preserved. Occasional spotting. Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie, impression et lithographies Lecesne Paris, imprimé à Blois 1859 13,5x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The moon hoax; or, a discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beings...illustrated with a view of the moon, as seen by Lord Rosse's telescope

      New York: William Gowans, 1859. First edition thus, 8vo, pp. vi, [1], 8-63, [1]; wood-engraved frontispiece of the moon; very good copy in original printed wrappers. An old bookseller's clipping laid in notes that this is "one of the immortal journalistic stunts of the 19th century. Locke, an editor of the N.Y. Sun in 1835, quintupled the circulation of his paper by running a fictitious report of Herschel's lunar discoveries at the Cape of Good Hope. It deceived the entire country for weeks and established The Sun as a daily paper. OCLC similarly notes: "A series of articles originally published in the New York Sun, August, 1835, under title, "Great astronomical discoveries," which purported to be an account of the discoveries of Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope, and which pretended to be reprinted from a supplement to the Edinburgh Journal of Science (then defunct). Has been ascribed on insufficient evidence to Joseph Nicolas Nicollet."

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        Route Near the 35th Parallel. Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War...

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Map date 1853-54. [ 1859]. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Three inch tear into image at left, 2 inch tear along neatline at left edge, short splits at 3 fold intersections, light toning along several folds, top left panel (exposed when folded) is toned with some small paper loss (in blank areas of the sheet). Overall a very good copy of this impressive large map. A large, finely detailed map, covering a broad sweep of the proposed southern rail road route, from Albuquerque in the east to Los Angeles and San Diego in the west. The proposed railroad line is shown with a black line; the wagon road with a dotted line. Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys (Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean). Scale 1:950,400, or 15 miles to 1 inch.Inset map at upper left: Sketch of Aztec Pass. Drawn by C. Mahon. From a sketch by A. H. Campbell, Civil Engineer. Inset map at upper right: Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring. Drawn by C. Mahon.

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        Histoire générale des voyages...

      Furne, 1859. Quattro volumi di cm. 27, pp. oltre 2.000 complessive. Antiporta al primo volume con i ritratti dei viaggiatori, 97 tavole fuori testo e 6 carte geografiche a colori più volte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verse, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, a carte candide e assolutamente completo della parte iconografica.

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        THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATRICK GASS, Now Sole Survivor of the Overland Expedition to the Pacific under Lewis and Clark, in 1804-5-6; Also, A Soldier in the War with Great Britain, from 1812 to 1815, and a Participant in the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

      Wellsburg, VA: Jacob & Smith, 1859. 280 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and fraying along the hinges with some edges re-attached, and with original backstrip remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a frontisportait of Gass and three plates (pg.59, pg.108, pg.248] as well as other vignettes; complete. Minor spotting to the closed page edges, scattered light soiling to numerous page edges, and a few pages with small spots of staining and a few that have the corners creased. Overall an attractive unrestored example of this memoir of the last survivor of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Title continues "...Together with Gass' Journal of the Expedition Condensed; and Sketches of Some Events Occurring During the Last Century in the Upper Ohio Country, Biographies, Reminiscences, etc." Previous owner's ink name mostly erased from original colored front endpapers. Retains both front and rear sets of the original colored endpapers, as well as two additional white endpapers at the front, and three additional white endpapers at the rear. Howes J-31[aa]. Wagner Camp 6:10. Streeter 3067. Graff 2183. Sergeant Gass lived to age 99, outliving all other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Poésie : Le goût du néant. - Le possédé

      Pre-First edition of these poems appeared in 1861 in the second edition in the partly original of the "Flowers of Evil" .A pale angular head wetness affecting the first few pages of the revue.Revue a badge rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! In Revue française N°144 de la quatrième année. Paris 20 Janvier 1859 16x24,5cm broché

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        THE PRAIRIE TRAVELER. A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With Maps, Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. 340 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing and shelfwear; protected in custom archival mylar. Complete with frontis, 10 plates, 19 vignettes (including a Sketch of the Gold Regions near Pikes Peak) and folding map. The map has had archival mending to the reverse of some of the seams. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper and top of title page: W. Seawell U.S.A. Seawell likely was involved in accompanying the Florida Indians emigrating to West of the Mississippi River, as well as the Civil War. The front endpaper has a small tear near the hinge, and several pages have finger soiling to the margins. First edition. Howes M279[aa].. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Phasmidae

      London: British Museum, 1859. (4), 195, 48 plain plates. Hardback. Orig. cloth, with minor wear to spine. Some foxing to first 40 plates. Vg Rare and important work on Phasmatodea (Stick Insects). Includes many new species descriptions. Plates I-XL are lithographs, supplementary plates I-VIII are engravings.[Horn Schenkling 24010; Nissen ZBI 4379]

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        Laws of the Territory of Oregon, Enacted During the Tenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly, Begun December 6, 1858; Concluded January 22, 1859.

      Salem, Oregon. Asahel Bush. 1859. 47+118+7pp, index, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly soiled with short edge tears and small areas of paper loss to edges, loss to upper fore-edge corner of back cover and a little chipping to the upper edge of the last page of the booklet, ink notation on back cover, impressions from circular seals (?) on back cover and last dozen or so pages, faint scattered foxing throughout, otherwise a clean intact volume. A very scarce territorial booklet with laws relating to Territorial Roads, Acts of Incorporation (Oregon City, Cascade Mountain Wagon Road Company, etc.), Convicts and Penitentiary, Bridges, "Tax on Chinamen Mining in Oregon", Divorces, and other matters. This document, listed on OCLC as held only by the University of Michigan Law Library, is an important recording of Oregon Law prior to statehood. The ink notation on the back cover reads: "Filed, May 20th, 1859 R.B. Morford Auditor, A.B. McIlwain J.P."

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        Servicios Navales que en Libertar al Chile y Peru de la Dominacion Espanola Rindio el Conde de Dundonald

      

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        Paradiesgarten für fromme und liebe Kinder Bilder und Verse von G. Süß. Text von H[einrich Leopold] Stiehler. Mit einem chromolithographischen Titel (am Vorderdeckel whdt) und 11 chromolithographischen Tafeln.

      Dresden, Meinhold [1859]. - 2. Auflage. Kl.-4°. [Litho-Titel, Drucktitel], 46 S. Orig.(?)-HLdrBd. Stark berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Durchgehend stock-, braun- und auch etwas fingerfleckig. Eine Tafel mit 2 kl. Brandlöchern. Gelockert. Semrau 16. Knorr 2025 (unter Stiehler, dort auch mit dieser 2. Ausgabe). Wegehaupt IV.2196 (mit EA von 1858). Auch Seebaß II.2002 mit der EA: "Selten! Erste und wohl einzige Ausgabe". LKJL III.496. Vgl. auch die positive Wertung Süs' bei Kunze (Schatzbehalter S. 331). - Nicht bei Ries, 1871-1914, und nicht bei Klotz (Nachtrag nicht eingesehen).

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        Esquisses parisiennes

      First edition, one of the rare copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies with 2 Chine.Spine slightly faded, a little light spotting, not serious. Rare. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise Paris 1859 12x19,5cm broché

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        Memorias de los vireyes que han gobernado el Perú: durante el tiempo del coloniaje español

      Lima: Libreria Central de Felipe Baily, 1859. 6 volumes. xxx+379+[index] pages; 426+[index] pages; 388+[index] pages; 516+[20 tables and index] pages; 393+[17 tables and index] pages; 394+[56 tables and index] with large fold out map at back and 12 plates. Folio (12 1/4" x 8 1/4") bound in original publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, ruled in blind with front boards with armorial gilt device. New spines with original title in gilt laid on. (Palau 95426, Sabin 26119) First editions.These memoirs, prepared by ten of the viceroys, were intended to apprise each successor of the nature and duties of his post, of the distribution of offices and presidencies, of the privileges of the natives, their hereditary, customs and character. The work forms a glorious monument of statesmanship; and it may be conjectured that if the Spaniards had always formed their conduct according to these Memorias, they would never had lost their colonies in the New World. (Bibliographico-Linguistica 312, part III)The series was edited under the direction of the Ministerio de Hacienda.Some foxing in all volumes, some water staining varying in degrees in volumes, worming to some volumes in varying degrees, a few affecting text but all readable. Spine replaced with original spine labels affixed else a good set of a scare colonial item.

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