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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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        Album der Obererzgebirgischen Staats-Eisenbahn. Malerische Ansichten an der Obererzgebirgischen Staats-Eisenbahn und in deren Nähe.

      Verlag der Richter'schen Buchhandlung, Zwickau 1859 - OHLwd.-Mappe. Zwölf Lithographien im Tondruck. Bemmann-J. I/2, 339, nicht bei Engelmann. Als vollständiges Album sehr selten. Enthält folgende Ansichten (Bildgröße 14x19,5cm, Blattgröße 21x30cm): 1. Schloss Wiesenburg, 2. Schloss Stein von Westen. 3. Schloss Stein von Osten. 4. Der Schlosshof zu Stein. 5. Muldenthal bei der Prinzenhöhle, 6. Muldenthal bei Aue, 7. Der Teufelsstein bei Lauter, 8. Schwarzenberg vom Ottenstein, 9. Hartenstein, 10. Der Ottenstein bei Schwarzenberg, 11. Hartenstein von Osten, 12. Erlahammer bei Schwarzenberg. - Mappe etwas angeschmutzt und fleckig, Gelenke leicht beschädigt. Die Ansichten 1, 2, 11 und 12 etwas stärker stockfleckig, die übrigen nur im Randbereich betroffen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        CARTE PANORAMIQUE DU THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN ITALIE

      1859. Carta geografica dell'Italia settentrionale in cui sono indicate le località in cui si svolsero i combattimenti della Seconda Guerra di Indipendenza del 1859. Ai lati della mappa vi sono le bandiere italiana e francese con i nomi dei luoghi ove ebbero luogo le battaglie di: Montebello, Palestro Turbigo, Magenta, Marignan (Melegnano) e Solferino. La carta è incorniciata da una serie di 22 piccole vedute di città italiane e francesi: Milano, Verona (2), Padova, Venezia, Ferrara, Napoli (2), Roma (5), Civitavecchia, Firenze (2), Livorno, Nizza Tolone, Marsiglia, Sempione e Lago Maggiore

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        The telegraph manual : a complete history and description of the semaphoric, electric and magnetic telegraphs of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, ancient and modern.

      New York, Pudney & Russell, 1859. ____ First edition, very rare. Illustrated by 625 engravings in text and 11 portraits, which one is the author's as a frontispice. Taliaferro Preston Shaffner (1811 - 1881) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who promoted telegraphy during its infancy. An associate of Samuel Morse, Shaffner published Shaffner's Telegraph Companion, a monthly journal devoted to Morse's telegraphy, from 1854-1855. In 1851, Shaffner built a telegraph line from St. Louis, Missouri to Jefferson City. Later, he organized the North Atlantic Telegraph Company, which projected building a line from Labrador to England through Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. An advantage of Shaffner's proposal was that none of its segments extended below water for more than 800 miles. The British government took some interest in the project, but doubts about the long cable's feasibility undermined its funding, and the line was never built. Paper slightly browned, small defects to the binding, a good copy. *****. In-8. Collation : 850 pp. Contemporary half-roan, spine with nerves.

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        HISTOIRE DES ITALIENS / EN 11 VOLUMES - DU TOME I AU TOME XI.

      FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES ET CIE 1859 - R320066989: 622 + 544 + 551 + 588 + 543 + 528 + 554 + 556 + 472 + 477 + 463 pages / 2 etiquettes collées en coiffes en tete et pied de chacun des volumes - Dos salis - Certains dos abimés. 1er plat du Tome V + vi tres taché sur les tranches - Dos du Tome 8 abimé. TRADUITE SOUS LES YEUX DE L'AUTEUR PAR M. ARMAND LACOMBE SUR LA 2e EDITION ITALIENNE. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 945-Italie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CARTA GEOGRAFICA E POSTALE DEL REGNO LOMBARDO VENETO COMPILATA SULLE MIGLIORI CARTE GENERALI PROVINCIALI ESISTENTI.

      1859. Carta postale murale del Regno Lombardo Veneto, nella parte inferiore della carta sono rappresentate in pianta le seguenti città: Como, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Milano, Sondrio, Cremona, Brescia, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza Rovigo, Padova, Venezia, Belluno, Treviso, Udine, accompagnate da notizie storiche e tabelle statistiche. La carta è stampata su 4 fogli di carta cina.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1070

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        Autograph letter signed to the composer's long-time friend, tenor Josef Tichatschek....

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Paris, October 19, 1859. In Wagner's characteristically dense, elegant script. In German (with translation). Wagner, who has recently moved from Zurich to Paris and is in even more financial need than usual, turns to Josef Tichatschek in Dresden, the tenor who created the roles of Rienzi and Tannhäuser, asking him for an advance of 5,000 francs. As security, he offers his fees from productions of his operas planned for the following spring that will enable him to pay off his debt: Tannhäuser in Paris and Tristan und Isolde (yet unperformed) in Karlsruhe and Vienna. Wagner warns Tichatschek that nobody in Paris must learn about his precarious situation and laments his inability to return to Dresden (where there was a warrant for his arrest). "It has been impossible for me to raise this money merely by doing business, hence I have to resort to the help of friends, then I always hear how they love and esteem me, the wretched devil, in Dresden... Do you know anybody who would be capable of extending this advance of 5,000 fr. to me? ... See to it, for heaven's sake, what an act of friendship may make possible. ... But, most importantly, my wife must not have any clue about it; she would get terribly excited if she knew of the predicament I am in. Thus, your wife must not know anything either." From the noted Burrell Collection. Very slightly worn. Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis 2565. German original published in Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Briefe, vol. 11. ed. Martin Dürrer (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1999), pp. 307-8 and 541 (letter no. 176); earlier in Richard Wagner: Briefe--Die Sammlung Burrell, ed. John N. Burk, transl. Karl and Irene Geiringer (Frankfurt: S. Fischer, 1953), letter no.. 337B, pp. 220-22. Full English translation in Letters of Richard Wagner: The Burrell Collection, ed. John Burk (New York: Macmillan, 1950), letter no. 337B, pp. 160-61. Josef Tichatschek (1807-1886), a friend of Wagner's since the early 1840s, continued to live in Dresden until his death. Tichatschek responded to Wagner's letter immediately, but did not send money: Wagner's next letter to him, of October 24, 1859 (Sämtliche Briefe, vol. 11, p. 316-17; letter no. 184), repeats the request. Wolf Adolf August von Lüttichau (1786-1863) was the director of the Royal Saxon Court Theater from 1824 to 1862. His relationship with Wagner was strained and ambivalent. He was responsible for the first productions of Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, and Tannhäuser, but he was not willing to stage Tristan und Isolde, which was not heard in Dresden in Wagner's lifetime. The productions of his operas Wagner was looking forward to, and apparently took for granted, were all either delayed (Tannhäuser in Paris, 1861) or canceled (Tristan in Karlsruhe and Vienna). Tristan und Isolde did not receive its first performance until 1865, in Munich, with the support of King Ludwig II of Bavaria....

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        VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON 1859

      1859. COLE, J.F.A. VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON 1859. Boston: J.F.A. Cole, 1859. 22 3/4"X 32". Hand colored lithograph view of South Boston looking north from Telegraph Hill (the site of the Fortification of Dorchester Heights by Henry Knox during the seige of Boston) toward Beacon Hill. The old resevoir can be seen to the left. Today one would be looking at the front of South Boston High School from this location.Includes five inset views of homes of prominent citizens and Fort Independence. Lightly toned overall with some scoring and faint dampstaining.

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses application.

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x132 mm), ix, (1), 176, 4, 4 pp., 1 folding engraved plate. Bound at the end are two journal extracts by the author, I. From: Journal de Pharmacie et de Chimie, August 1858, and II. From: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 53, August 2, 1858. Foxed, first and last pages waterstained at outer margins. Ownership stamp (Grandeau) on half title. Contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands, spine gilt. Author's dedication copy to Louis Grandeau, French chemist and professor at Nancy University; inscribed and signed by the author on first flyleaf. Interesting association copy. ----Sparrow, Milestones of Science 173; Duveen 524; Russo, p. 131; Bolton, I, 795; Poggendorf, II, 737; En français dans le texte, n¡ 279. - First edition. Both Oersted and Wöhler had attempted to develop a new light metal - possibly aluminum. Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, a French chemist, also undertook the task and after many experiments actually produced aluminum by laboratory methods (Sparrow). -PREMIERE EDITION. Très rare. Grande planche dépl. h.t. gravée sur métal et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traité des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. Very Good.

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        Hrsg.). Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Einleitungsband sowie 24 Bde., zus. 25 Bde. Jena, Diederichs, 1912-30. Mit 8 (2 farb. lithogr.) Karten und einigen Tafeln. Original-Halbpergament-Bände mit schwarzgeprägtem Reihensignet auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie Rückentitel (1 Außengelenk angeplatzt, 1 Rücken leicht eingerissen, Rücken vereinzelt leicht angestaubt).

      Erste Ausgabe.- Umfangreiche vollständige Reihe der Sammlung Thule. Erstmals wurden hier durch den Altgermanisten und Skandinavisten Felix Niedner (1859-1934) die mittelalterlichen isländisch-nordischen Sagaliteraturen, mythologischen Schriften der Edda sowie die poetischen Schriften der Skaldik in deutscher Übersetzung umfassend zusammengestellt.- 1. weißes Blatt jeweils mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag. Teils (14 Bände) mit wenigen kleinen marginalen handschriftlichen Anmerkungen.- 2 Innengelenke angeplatzt. Vereinzelt papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.- Beiliegend umfangreiche handschriftliche Sammlung an Stammbäumen zur vorliegenden Reihe.

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

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

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        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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        Les Lepidopteres de la Belgique leurs chenilles et leurs chrysalides

      Bruxelles & Leipzig: C. Muquardt, Merzbach et Falk, [1859-]1874-84. 3 vols, 424 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, with accompanying text leaves, folding col map. Hardback. 3 vols, roy. 8vo, bound in handsome red half-morocco bindings, marbled boardsendpapers; gilt tooling to spines with decorative motifs to spine compartments; all edges gilt. Some very minor rubbing to joints. Occasional spotting / foxing, usually at beginning and end of each volume, and some light offsetting of text to facing plates. Some names neatly added to the text in pencil. Small ownership stamp of Eug. De Keyn. A very attractive set. Text French. Rare. Nissen 1164. Horn-Schenkling 5275.

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        Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.

      Batavia: Typis Lange and Co., 1856-, 1859. Six volumes, illustrated with 26 lithographs, mostly depicting spiders and fishes, (including seven ichthyological plates), one fine coloured lithograph of a Hornbill, large folding map of the central Javanese provinces of Kadoe and Bagelen, in a recent library binding of dark blue cloth, neat library stamps to front paste-down and title-pages, some with release stamps, sectional title pages bound to rear of last volume. An exceptional collection of Dutch natural history journals printed in Batavia, all published.The series of six volumes is particularly noteworthy for the many species noted here for the first time, many of which are endemic to Indonesia and Australia. The journal is exceptionally important with regards to the scientific description of spiders, crustaceans, and fish of these regions.Although there are countless interesting papers, perhaps the most important contributor is the icthyologist Pieter Bleeker, whose 21 articles on fishes includes dozens of new discoveries, including no fewer than 42 fishes and 7 crustacea from Australian waters. Bleeker (1819-1878) was a Dutch medical doctor stationed in Indonesia from 1842 to 1860, who established a network of contacts among fellow scientists and local fishers, all of whom sent specimens from throughout the region. He is estimated to have collected around 12,000 specimens, many of which are now in the Natural History Museum in Leiden. Bleeker began publishing his Atlas Ichthyologique in 1860, a comprehensive work of 36 volumes, since republished by the Smithsonian.The Acta also include a pioneering paper by the entomologist C.L. Doleschall on Spider Species, which lists and figures many smaller spiders from the region for the first time, including 11 species now recorded in the Australian Faunal Directory.Quite apart from these specifically Australian papers, there are also several important articles on the natural history of Asia, with a natural focus on Indonesia, but also including important contributions on Borneo, New Guinea, and Japan, again with a particular interest in fish species. There is also a small but important paper on a Hornbill from Sumatra by Roosenberg, illustrated with a fine coloured lithograph.An uncommon work, especially complete as here. Some water marking affects the rear of volume one, and the pages showing some browning and spotting; but overall a very good set.

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        Narrative of Shipwreck of the "Admella"...

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

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; With some observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army.

      3rd Edition London. Bentley & Son. 1859. 3 folding maps, 1 in colour, 1 folding plan, 3 full page plates, xx570pp, rebound in a half leather binding retaining the original boards, occasional marginalia in pencil and spotting, spine a little faded. "This is a valuable source book, particularly for Oude [Awadh] before and during the initial stages of the struggle, and for details of the Residency siege. Martin Gubbins and the Officer in charge of the garrison after Sir Henry Lawrence's death, Colonel Inglis, detested each other, with the result that the story of the siege is not told with any respect for the official 'line'. Gubbins was the Financial Commissioner in Oude. The book has a useful appendix, giving the names of all the officers, their families, civilians and merchants who were in the Residency and their fate." From 'What Really Happened During the Mutiny' - P.J.O. Taylor number 331. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 62420).

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        Thèse pour la licence soutenue par Léon Gambetta

      Charles de Mourgues Frères.. First edition printed in small numbers on vellum paper. Binding to bradel in full vellum, smooth spine partly stained, title, date and flagship tail in red and black, wrappers preserved and bound in. Thesis with the subject mortgage and sustained January 19, 1860 by Léon Gambetta at the age of 22 years. An article in the magazine "Intermediate researchers and curious" on the lieutenant Sisco dedicatee of the book is linked at the top of the structure. Precious autograph dedication of the author on the title page. From the Eugene library Richtenberger, ex-libris engraved thereof pasted on the inside cover first. Any scarcity. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charles de Mourgues Frères. Paris 1859 14,5x22,5cm relié

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        Carta della Parte centrale / dell'Alta Italia

      1859. La carta, in 24 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi, fu realizzata dall'Ufficio Topografico del Corpo di Stato Maggiore sabaudo per la campagna militare contro l'Austria, nella seconda guerra di Indipendenza. Si tratta di un ingrandimento di sei fogli della carta del Lombardo-Veneto, relativi all'area del quadrilatero (Mantova, Legnago, Verona e Peschiera), pubblicata in scala 1:86 400 dall'Imp. R. Istituto Topografico austriaco. Ogni singolo foglio misura mm 543x682.Bibliografia: IGM 1934, p. 244 cart. 48; Ass. Roberto Almagià 2011, pag 138 scheda 55

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        Catalogue of the Manuscript Library of the Late Dawson Turner, Esq

      London: Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, 1859. First edition. Facsimiles of signatures. 308, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Some typical fading into brown and rubbing. Bookplate of Charles Francis Wyatt. First edition. Facsimiles of signatures. 308, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With the presentation notation that it was given to the Rev. Charles Francis Wyatt, Broughton Rectory, Oxford "by G. B. to whom it was presented by Messrs. P[uttick] and S[impson], June 1859. The first portion of Dawson Turner's collection was sold in 1853, this, the second portion of his collection is often considered the most important. A number of the works were purchased by the British Museum and Thomas Phillipps. This portion of his fine collection include the original manuscript of Cowper's translation of the last nine books of the Iliad, Defoe's original manuscript of "The Compleat Gentleman," Mary Shelley's manuscript of "The Trial of Love," the challenged receipt signed by Milton and his wife for payments on "Paradise Lost" which was then determined a copy (clippings regarding the controversy tipped in), a collection of Godwin's literary manuscripts, correspondences of Dibdin, Isaac Newton and Napoleon, and the vast collection of documents and pieces relating to British History. There are manuscript notations and some prices.

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        Anatomie comparée transcendante. Principes d'embryogènie, de zoogénie et de tératogénie.

      Paris, Didot, 1859. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée par 26 planches lithographiées de monstruosités. Augustin Serres, collaborateur de Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, croyait qu'au cours de leur développement les organes des animaux supérieurs - dont l'homme - reproduisent la formes des organes équivalents des animaux inférieurs. DSB XII, 316 : "Serres's theoretical position was more closely akin to that of Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, who regarded Serres as his collaborator. Serres believed that there was only one underlying animal type and that in the course of their development, the organs of the higher animals repeated the form of the equivalent organs in lower organisms." Cet ouvrage formait un des volumes des "Mémoires de l'Institut" que l'on vendait séparément. Bon exemplaire.*****. In-4. Collation : (2), XV, 942, (1) pp., (et 18 pages bis), 26 planches dépliantes. Demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné. (Reliure récente.).

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        Tale of two Cities

      

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        A Collection of 27 Novels in Parker's Historical Tales series. 27 vols bound in 7.

      John Henry & James Parker 1859-61 All titles with frontispiece, except where stated. Contemp. half maroon morocco, marbled boards; sl. rubbed.27 volumes, out of 29 published, in this scarce series of historical-religious novels 'illustrating Church History' - without vols 21, The Forsaken (1860) and 29, Dores de Gualdam by J.M. Neale, the final vol. published five years after No.28 in 1866. Vols 2 & 6 are bound without their frontispiece and title; all others are complete. Most of the titles are anonymous; known authors are Neale (8 titles) and William E. Heygate (one title). Most titles are scarce, represented in between one & 3 copies on Copac. Like the publishers, the Parkers, John Mason Neale was closely associated with Newman and the Tractarian movement in Oxford. Vol.I: 1.The Cave in the Hills; or, Caecilius Viriathus. A tale of the early British church. 2. Exiles of Cebenna (by Neale) lacking front. & t.p.; 3. The Chief's Daughter or, The settlers in Virginia; 4. Lily of Tiflis: A sketch from Georgian church history (by Neale). All (1859). Vol.II: 5. Wild Secenes amongst the Celts. The penitent and the fugitive(1859); 6. The Lazar-House of Leros (by Neale) lacking front. & t.p. (1859); 7. The Rivals: A tale of the Anglo-Saxon Church (1859); 8. The Convert of Massachusetts (1860). Vol.III: 12. The Sea-Tigers: A tale of Mediaeval Nestorianism (by Neale); 11. The Conversion of St. Vladimir; or, The martyrs of Kief. A tale of the early Russian church; 9. The Quay of the Dioscuri: A history of Nicene times; written in Greek by Macarius... (by Neale); 10. The Black Danes. All (1860). Vol.IV: 13. The Cross in Sweden; or, The days of King Ingli the good ... ; 14. The Alleluia Battle; or, Pelagianiism in Britain; 15. The Bride of Ramcuttah: A tale of the Jesuit missions to the East Indies in the sixteenth century; 16. Alice of Fobbing; or, The times of Jack Straw and Wat Tyler (by William E. Heygate). All (1860). Vol.V: 17. The Northern Light: A tale of Iceland and Greenland in the eleventh century; 18. Aubrey de L'Orne; or, The Times of St. Anselm; 19. Lucia's Marriage; or, The Lions of Wady-Araba: A story of the Idumaean Desert (by Neale). 20. Wolfingham; or, The convict-settler of Jervis Bay: A tale of the church in Australia. All (1860). Vol.VI: 22. The Dove of Tabenna. The rescue: A tale of the Moorish conquest of Spain; 23. Larache: A tale of the Portuguese church in the sixteenth century (by Neale). 24. Walter the Armourer; or, The interdict: A tale of the times of King John. 25. The Catachumens of the Coromandel Coast. All (1861). Vol.VII: The Daughters of Pola. Family letters relating to the persecution of Diocletian, now first translated from an Istrian MS. 27. Agnes Martin; or, The fall of Cardinal Wolsey. 28. Rose and Minnie; or, The loyalists: A tale of Canada in 1837. All (1861).

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        The Genera and Species of British Butterflies

      London: Paul Jerrard, [1859]. xii, 64, 32 fine hand-coloured platesadditional hand-coloured lithographed title. Hardback. Large-8vo, cont. full calf, gilt title to front panel, blind-stamped decorative borders to both panels, raised bands to spine; rebacked with original spine relaid, new leather title label, marbled endpapers, hinges sympathetically reinforced with matching paper; all edges tinted red. Some scattered spotting, plates largely clean, with five affected by some marginal foxing. Book plates of Hanbury Barclay (1836-1909) and Paul Sokoloff (1946-2012), well known British amateur lepidopterist and book collector. Scarce early printing with highly finished plates with backgrounds also finely coloured. This copy is without the two-page index and four-page 'The Best Methods of Preserving Butterflies and Moths', usually bound at the end.Horn-Schenkling 10965; Nissen ZBI 2053.

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        IL DUOMO DI MONREALE. Illustrato e riportato in tavole cromo-litografiche.

      Stabilimento Tipograf. di F. Lao, 1859. In folio max. (cm. 73 x 53), 2 voll., mz. pelle con ang. coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli. Il vol. di testo: 7 cc.nn. (compreso il frontespizio), 224 pp. con alcune belle illustrazioni nel t., 1 c.nn. per l'Indice. Dedicata a Ferdinando II del Regno delle Due Sicilie, l'opera contiene un lungo e circostanziato commento storico-teologico sull'architettura e sui mosaici della basilica cattedrale. L'Atlante: frontespizio in oro e a colori e 89 superbe tavole cromolitografiche, litografiche e fotografiche (63 sono stampate in cromolitografia) + 3 cc.nn. di Indice ragionato. Le bellissime tavole illustrano il famoso tempio di Monreale in tutti i particolari; magnifica è quella che raffigura il Cristo Benedicente, dell'abside. "Tutta la sontuosità dello stile bizantino è riportata interamente con i suoi ori, i colori vivi e con sua stupenda e affascinante scenografia in questa munifica opera divenuta rarissima e introvabile", così precisa Fera/Morlicchio nel suo Repertorio bibliografico sul "Regno delle Due Sicilie",I,1841. Cfr. anche Choix de Olschki,I,50: "magnifique ouvrage publié au prix de 800 frcs. et maintenant très rare - Lozzi,I, p. 441: "opera di gran lusso artistico" - Moncada lo Giudice,1036: "Opera monumentale e di grande importanza iconografica, fatica di Francesco Gravina dei Principi di Comitini, uno dei maggiori intellettuali della Sicilia borbonica. Divenuto Benedettino, con il nome di Domenico Benedetto, fondò la stamperia di Montecassino" - Mira "Bibliogr. Siciliana",I, p. 454: "Quest'opera fa grande onore all'autore, allo stampatore e al litografo; è un libro che per tutti i versi fa onore sommo alla Sicilia. Questo volume ripropone le novanta tavole su cui l'abate Domenico Benedetto Gravina (1807-1886) - facendosi coadiuvare da un gruppo di giovani disegnatori - riprodusse, con acuta competenza storico-artistica, l'intero complesso musivo del duomo normanno, dando così corso a una monumentale fatica editoriale (compiuta nel decennio 1859-1869) presso lo stabilimento tipografico palermitano di Francesco Lao, in collaborazione con la litografia Richter di Napoli. Non solo, dalla città partenopea sbarcarono a Palermo due esperti incisori per dare una mano allo studioso benedettino: Konrad Grob e Georg Frauenfelder. Addirittura quest' ultimo impiantò a Palermo una sua litografia per portare a termine l' opera curata dal Gravina, e per questo firmò la stampa di quasi tutte le tavole cromolitografiche di cui l' opera si compone. Solo qualche lieve fiorit., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato, su carta distinta.

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        Teesdale and Co's General Atlas of the World ... Containing Separate Maps of its Various Countries and States, and Exhibiting the Boundaries, Divisions, and Physical Features; also the British and Foreign Railways, Completed and Projected: together with Lines of Telegraph. Comprehended in Forty-Seven Maps, Including Ancient Maps of Greece, the Roman and Persian Empires, and Palestine. Revised and Corrected by the Late Dr. Arnold, Head Master of Rugby School ... The Whole Being Carefully Corrected to 1859.

      Folio (390 x 270mm). Contemporary half red roan gilt over cloth, spine gilt in compartments and lettered in one, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; letterpress title and index, printed on the rectos of 2 bifolia, 44 double-page steel-engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, numbered [1]-25 and 28-46, one large folding steel-engraved map of India numbered '26 & 27' hand-coloured in outline and laid down on linen,and one double-page hand-coloured steel-engraved plate of the principal mountains and rivers of the world, all except the first two maps by and after John Dower; boards somewhat marked and scuffed, slight cracking on joints, occasional light spotting or browning, some maps with skilfully-repaired short tears on margins or folds, otherwise a good copy; provenance: 'Grace V. Pocock, 1861' (inscription on front flyleaf, most probably Grace Vernon Pocock (née Buzzacott, 1806-1868), wife of:) -- John Thomas Pocock (1814-1876, armorial bookplate on upper pastedown, and by descent). Teesdale's A New General Atlas of the World was first published in 1832 (with maps dated 1831), and further editions followed in 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, etc. down to this (and possibly later) editions; all follow the format of this edition, with the same number of maps by John Dower (fl. 1838-1846) on the same subjects. However, the maps have been re-engraved to include the most recent discoveries (for example, the map of the United States shows 'recently acquired territories' and railways 'in progress, or projected'; Kane's discovery of 'North Grinnell Land' in 1855 is shown in the Arctic). This copy was previously in the collection of J.T. Pocock, who had left England for Australia as a young man, following the failure of his father's successful property development business. Sadly, the Australian settlement he was travelling to had failed, so he travelled to Cape Town, where he established a successful business and married Grace Vernon Buzzacott in 1841. The inscription 'Grace V. Pocock, 1861' is most probably that of his wife, with whom he visited London in 1861, but it is also possible that it is by their daughter, also called Grace Vernon (1843-1877). Cf. Phillips, Atlases 812 (ed. 'Corrected to 1854').

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        Honoré de Balzac

      Poulet-Malassis & De Broise. First french edition in original and posterior part of a year to the original, one of 10 copies on Holland paper, only two leading copies with China. Binding to bradel half calico cherry, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and double fillet golden tail, part of title rubbed black morocco, marbled paper boards, preserved covers, gilded head, binding signed cold Pierson. Valuable and rare autograph dedication signed by the author Jules Pelletier, Secretary General of the Ministry of State which Gautier lent his pen. He thanked him for interceding with the emperor who appointed him an Officer of the Legion of Honor on August 7 1858 Our copy is complete, frontispiece portrait of H. de Balzac shot and burned in China etching by E. Hédouin and its 3 facsimile autographs (which often lack according Clouzot). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Poulet-Malassis & De Broise Paris 1859 12x19cm relié

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        Poésie : Le goût du néant. - Le possédé

      In Revue française N°144 de la quatrième année.. 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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