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        An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911

      - An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911. Jacob Meck, of Pennsylvania, was one of 11 adult children born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruth. He operated a grocery store beginning in 1879. He was the postmaster of Meckville, Berks County, PA after being nominated by David McKendree Key (U.S. Democratic Senator from Tennessee and U.S. Postmaster General). The post office was located in the store and the village was named Meckville after him. Meck later expanded his business, opening a liquor store in 1894, a creamery, feed store, and shirt factory in 1902, and then establishing Eagle Canning Company in 1905. Meck began a cigar manufacturing business in 1884 and ran it through 1907 when time restrictions forced him to abandon it. In 1913 he ran for Recorder of Deeds as a democratic candidate. Above images are small sampling of collectionHe married Hettie Esther Becker in 1877 and the couple had seven children. Many personal correspondences are from his sons Walter (1878-1961) and Allan (1886-1977?). Walter opened the Meck and Coldren Mill with D.D. Coldren in 1900 where they manufactured cotton underwear. Walter remained with the business until 1950. Allan became a minister and became a well-respected president of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, where an Allan S. Meck Award honors his memory.The collection relates to the cigar business and grocery store; including financials, invoices, advertisements, and correspondence. Also postmaster papers, circulars, covers (envelopes), and personal correspondence and documents and includes: Financial, business and personal from multiple banks and the Internal Revenue Service and detail amounts of deposit and credits, many are from Myerstown National Bank, including overdraft notices, settlement of bills, bank notices, bank notices, revenue license receipt, etc. Post office/post master, 1883-1887 (20 items), others without dates-many ask for names and addresses of residents who may have interested in a particular consumer good or in a particular trade and request information be posted or handed out.o notes to postmastero circularso Grocery business (approx. 381 items)§ Postal Cards, 1879-1888 including notice of payments both due and received, calling cards with dates of vendor visits, advertisements for example for Hardware, Iron, and Oil Merchants, Garden Seeds, Oriental Spice and Coffee Works, Personal notes such as one regarding having Meck’s sign painted and requests for goods to be delivered.§ Payments received, 1879-1888.§ Invoices, predominantly from 1879-1887 § Correspondence, predominantly from 1879-1910 (129 items) of note a letter dated Oct 5, 1886, Meck endorsed a David McCauley where McCauley reneged on his agreement and the company wants to know how Meck will handle the need for payment.o Circulars (120 items)§ Pharmacy (7 items)-includes quackery, patented medicines, specimens of cards, of note is a letter head for World Dispensary and Invalids’ Hotel in Buffalo New York§ Proctor and Gamble (12 items)-notices for advertising including Ivory Soap "Creeping Babies" (a possible reference to the poem "Thoughtful Santa Claus", also leaflets such as "Town Talk" "Half Moon" "Clean Quick" which have descriptions and prices of goods.§ Clothing and Shoes (14 items)-notices of auctions and sales, endorsements, price lists, of note 8 page 1881 trade journal for the Goodyear Rubber Company§ Books (16 items)-order forms and publishers book descriptions, circular letters, a business circular written by a doctor; if a consumption patient fills in answers to questions they receive a book, ad for "New and Splendidly Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible", newspaper style advertisement for "The History of Christianity" by Rev. John S.C. Abbott D.D., and Denison’s Descriptive Catalogue of Amateur and Standard Plays, Dialogues, Tableaux, Readings, Books for Teachers, Etc.§

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        An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911

      An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911. Jacob Meck, of Pennsylvania, was one of 11 adult children born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruth. He operated a grocery store beginning in 1879. He was the postmaster of Meckville, Berks County, PA after being nominated by David McKendree Key (U.S. Democratic Senator from Tennessee and U.S. Postmaster General). The post office was located in the store and the village was named Meckville after him. Meck later expanded his business, opening a liquor store in 1894, a creamery, feed store, and shirt factory in 1902, and then establishing Eagle Canning Company in 1905. Meck began a cigar manufacturing business in 1884 and ran it through 1907 when time restrictions forced him to abandon it. In 1913 he ran for Recorder of Deeds as a democratic candidate. Above images are small sampling of collection He married Hettie Esther Becker in 1877 and the couple had seven children. Many personal correspondences are from his sons Walter (1878-1961) and Allan (1886-1977?). Walter opened the Meck and Coldren Mill with D.D. Coldren in 1900 where they manufactured cotton underwear. Walter remained with the business until 1950. Allan became a minister and became a well-respected president of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, where an Allan S. Meck Award honors his memory. The collection relates to the cigar business and grocery store; including financials, invoices, advertisements, and correspondence. Also postmaster papers, circulars, covers (envelopes), and personal correspondence and documents and includes: · Financial, business and personal from multiple banks and the Internal Revenue Service and detail amounts of deposit and credits, many are from Myerstown National Bank, including overdraft notices, settlement of bills, bank notices, bank notices, revenue license receipt, etc. · Post office/post master, 1883-1887 (20 items), others without dates-many ask for names and addresses of residents who may have interested in a particular consumer good or in a particular trade and request information be posted or handed out. o notes to postmaster o circulars o Grocery business (approx. 381 items) § Postal Cards, 1879-1888 including notice of payments both due and received, calling cards with dates of vendor visits, advertisements for example for Hardware, Iron, and Oil Merchants, Garden Seeds, Oriental Spice and Coffee Works, Personal notes such as one regarding having Meck?s sign painted and requests for goods to be delivered. § Payments received, 1879-1888. § Invoices, predominantly from 1879-1887 § Correspondence, predominantly from 1879-1910 (129 items) of note a letter dated Oct 5, 1886, Meck endorsed a David McCauley where McCauley reneged on his agreement and the company wants to know how Meck will handle the need for payment. o Circulars (120 items) § Pharmacy (7 items)-includes quackery, patented medicines, specimens of cards, of note is a letter head for World Dispensary and Invalids? Hotel in Buffalo New York § Proctor and Gamble (12 items)-notices for advertising including Ivory Soap ?Creeping Babies? (a possible reference to the poem ?Thoughtful Santa Claus?, also leaflets such as ?Town Talk? ?Half Moon? ?Clean Quick? which have descriptions and prices of goods. § Clothing and Shoes (14 items)-notices of auctions and sales, endorsements, price lists, of note 8 page 1881 trade journal for the Goodyear Rubber Company § Books (16 items)-order forms and publishers book descriptions, circular letters, a business circular written by a doctor; if a consumption patient fills in answers to questions they receive a book, ad for ?New and Splendidly Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible?, newspaper style advertisement for ?The History of Christianity? by Rev. John S.C. Abbott D.D., and Denison?s Descriptive Catalogue of Amateur and Standard Plays, Dialogues, Tableaux, Readings, Books for Teachers, Etc. § Insurance (5 items)- descriptions and costs of services § Agriculture and Farming (17 items)- some circular letters with illustrated letterhead, booklets, ads for fertilizer, scales, animal meal, minerals, oils, and tools, of note ?The Wise Farmer? ad for improved butter color. § Miscellaneous (1 item)-1883 Kentucky Lottery § General Goods (Dry Goods, Household) (39 items)-newspaper style advertisements for tea, silverware, lighting, needles, and other household supplies, watches, mirrors, scales, laundry supplies, and paints, of note ads for an electric battery which gives 5 currents and a Peterson?s Patent Label Maker. § Food (6 items)- listing of testimonials, sales, notice of items available, of note an ad for ?Poor Man?s Easter Egg Dyes?. § Modern Houses (3 items)-sample pictures with descriptions of homes available for building, includes basic pricing · Cigar Business, run from 1884-1907 (approx. 74 items) o Postal Cards, 1880-1889, and no date-includes calling cards and types and quantities of cigar orders such as ?Lady of Lake? and ?Royal Boquet? and ?send 1.000 Minnie and 1.000 Gyrrell?s? o Cigar documents 1886-1887-assortment of topics, of note one letter of Aug 24, 1886 requests a reorder but ?under no circumstances do we want any with that binder on that you bought of Frymyer. If you do you will spoil your future trade with us as we cannot possibly handle any segars at any price that do not burn? and a premium for J.R. Mast who is giving away free boots with the purchase of ?Boot Plug? tobacco; letters also include: § orders § references § Advertisements-includes Weissinger and Bate?s ?Prune Nugget? chewing tobacco and Bausman and Mast?s Seed Leaf and Havana Tobacco § correspondence o Invoices, 1879- 1898-lists the names of cigars, quantity, and pricing o Covers (envelopes)-return addresses for cigar companies and tobacconists in Pennsylvania · Personal Correspondence (118 items) o To Jacob Meck, 1880-1911, no date (98 items)-many addressed to father from Walter and Allan, may be store related but do not have businesses referenced, others are a combination of business and personal, for example Walter discussing orders and his daughter?s health o other addressees, 1864-1910, no date (20 items) § includes letters to/from family members, a number of letters are to Allan § 1903 report on ?Reformation History of France? by Allan Meck, about 17 years old · Meck documents (3 items) o notice of new item available in store (2 copies) o 1913 letter of introduction, democratic candidate for Recorder of Deeds · Covers (envelopes)-an assortment of covers, most have stamped postal marks and postage stamps, predominately with advertisements, mostly illustrated or with cameo illustrations, addressed to Meckville, Berks County and Hamlin, Lebanon County, one with Kutztown (there are no circulars or documents included with these) (#26000327) $1,150.00 Social History 2. [ Manuscript] A Series of 10 Family letters from Rebecca (Morton) and Gideon Carpenter of Vermont to Phebe (Morton) and Peter Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1827-1848. A collection of ten (10) letters primarily from Rebecca Carpenter to her sister Phebe Vaughan but occasionally contain correspondence between Peter Vaughan and Gideon Carpenter. Letters are on 12 ½? x 8? single fold papers and folded to create stampless covers, six covers have stamped postmarks. Letters are predominantly from the 1820?s. · Earlier letters are addressed to Peter but are to ?sister.? They discuss family and friends, health issues, money, and children. · Peter and Gideon discuss business; Peter sends a horse for Gideon to sell. · An undated letter to Peter reveals Gideon is paying a man to search for Morton family land in England as he hears that the family overseas has come into a land fall. He hopes for names, marriages, births, and deaths in order to prove a relationship. · Rebecca discusses daily life, spinning, washing, not wanting to cut her young son?s hair. She mentions a feeble child and one who was recently buried after ten weeks with ?dropsy in the head.? · Rebecca?s health is not well and their mother comes to live with her. · Rebecca shows deep concern that Gideon is not a farmer but that he is unable to make a profit at his trade. · She wonders if he might be able to work his trade if they are able to move ?down there? to the New Bedford and Taunton areas. She requests Peter to send any information possible. · She expresses happiness that Phebe has received the ?Pearl of great price? probably referring to Matthew 13:45-46, King James Version and hopes she will not stop until she achieves ?perfect love.? Joseph Smith who later began the Church for Latter Day Saints, grew up in nearby Sharon, VT. · Later letters mention their mother losing her faculties, Rebecca?s son Charles buying a house and her moving in. She details the house and property, explaining she has two rag rugs, a wood shed that will hold two cords, the number of rooms, and how the house has a pump to the cistern that brings water to the sink in the kitchen. The last letter shows Rebecca?s severe ill health and her inability to work, the boys helping and her daughter Jane helps as much as possible. Rebecca has extreme pain and the doctor recommends blisters and bleeding. (#2600094) $275.00 Phebe Oliver Morton Vaughan, 1795-1869 (http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/phebe-oliver-morton_22451705?geo_a=r&o_iid=41014&o_lid=41014&o_sch=Web+Property) Peter Vaughan, 1791-1874 (http://vaughan-vaughn.org/res-danielv.htm ) Children: Cyrus, Eveline, Peter, Phebe, Hepsibah, Mary Rebecca Morton Carpenter, 1799-? Gideon Carpenter, 1790-? (http://carpentercousins.com/wc-584-desc/aqwg195.htm) Children: William, Charles, Albert, Edwin, Jane

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        The Campaign in India, 1857-58.

      London: Day & Son,, 1859. From Drawings made during the eventful period of the Great Mutiny. Illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood. Folio. Original dark red half roan professionally restored (inner joints strengthened), red pebble-grain cloth sides (with decorative blind-stamped panels), front cover gilt lettered and with a large gilt pictorial stamp. Tinted lithograph vignette title and 25 plates (on 19 sheets) by Simpson, Walker, Bryson, McCulloch, Needham, Jones, Laby or Picken after Atkinson. Marginal closed-tears to plates and letterpress skilfully repaired, letterpress foxed but overall a very good copy. First and only edition of this superb, but notoriously fragile, pictorial record of the Mutiny. The illustrations, genuinely spirited and exhibiting an eye for the telling detail, are based on the very accomplished sketches made by Atkinson (1822-1859) while he was serving as a captain with the Bengal Engineers (Ambala Division). He is better known for Curry and Rice (1858), his satirical view of social life in India during the Raj - also illustrated with lithographs - which was enormously popular and went through many editions.

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        Atlas du Département Actuel de l'Ain (2 volumes).

      Lyon, Imprimerie de Louis Perrin, 1859, 2 volumes de format oblong de 350x520 mm environ, non paginé, complet des 28 cartes en couleurs avec texte explicatif en regard, sous couvertures imprimées avec dos toilés vert foncé. Couvertures insolées avec dos partiellement décollés, bordures des plats fendillés avec légers manque de papier, notes manuscrites sur la page de titre du premier volume, intérieur frais, bien conservé. Georges Debombourg (1820-1877). Archiviste - Inspecteur des archives de Nantua - Historien, fondateur du Journal de Trévoux. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        The Genera and Species of British Butterflies

      London: Paul Jerrard, [1859]. xii, 64, 32 fine hand-coloured plates + additional hand-coloured lithographed title. . HB. 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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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1859. 1 p. (cm. 21x13), datata: Milano 1 aprile 1859, diretta al Sig. Ruggiero Bonghi, Lago Maggiore Stato Sardo - Belgirate (come si evince dalla busta allegata), di 14 righe. "Carissimo Bonghi / Torno a seccarvi per i semi di cotone. Se non sono ancora spediti, un mezzo comodissimo sarà d'indirizzarli: Al Sig. Angelo Visconti impiegato presso l'agenzia di vapori sardi in Genova, con uno dei vapori che partono frequentemente da Napoli per quella città. Ma, per questa e per un'altra strada, importa che arrivino non più tardi del 15 del mese che principia / Chiedo scusa della mia importunità, non a voi, ma alla gentile Signora che ha avuto la bontà d'addossarsi questa noia. E addio, caro Bonghi, con più desiderio che speranza di rivedervi presto. / I saluti di Teresa e di Stefano, li sottintendete. / Il vostro Manzoni". Esemplare ben conservato, sotto passe-partout, con sottile cornice dorata.

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        Friedrich von Schiller's Bibliothek. Mit einem Facsimile aus seinem eigenhändigen Bücherverzeichnisse. Zum 10. November 1859

      One large folding facsimile plate. 16 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, stitched as issued and bound in modern wrappers. Berlin, J.A. Stargardt, 1859. One of a very few surviving copies of this bookseller's catalogue of a significant portion of the library of Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), the German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. In 1851, the bookseller and auctioneer Stargardt acquired this part of Schiller's library from his son Karl. It proved difficult to sell, and in 1859 he produced the present catalogue, selling the collection in 1860 to the Hamburg bookseller I.S. Meyer. Meyer also had difficulties selling the collection, and in 1862 he held a lottery, which was won by a merchant named Helmcke, who received the 156 books and the manuscript list as his prize. Helmcke gave the collection to the Hamburger Stadtbibliothek in 1867, where it was absorbed into the general collections and the duplicates dispersed. In 1905 the remaining 114 volumes were reassembled and shelved separately. The engraved folding plate is a facsimile of a manuscript list of the books in Schiller's hand. Fine copy preserved in a green morocco slipcase. ? Roland Folter, Deutsche Dichter- und Germanistenbibliotheken, 664.

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        A Tale of Two Cities. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue.

      Chapman & Hall. 1859 Front., engr. title & plates by H.K. Browne, 32pp cata. (Nov. 1859); cata. with expertly executed minor repairs to corners. Handsomely bound in full scarlet crushed morocco by Bayntun-Rivière of Bath, gilt spine, single-ruled borders & dentelles. a.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy.With the uncorrected pagination showing '113' on p213. An exceptionally bright and clean copy, without any staining or spotting to text or plates. One plate, 'Congratulations', has a tiny, almost imperceptible, tear in the outer margin, which has been professionally repaired with archival tape. With occasional unobtrusive pencil underlining in text.

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        ALS ("J. Ericsson"). No place, 22. III. 1859.

      1859. 4to. 1 p. To a gentleman: "My Dear Sir: The anticipated breaking of frank's main leer, through the runner, has come and came, as unfortunately must, in every engine doing any thing like maximum work. I am induced to ask what action Msrs. Clute have taken in the matter. You remember my letter of the 13th March, which I sent to you and in which I urged it as an imperative necessity for Msrs. Clute to put wrought levers on the cast rack shafts in every engine cast in the manner complained of? I hope Mrs. Clute, in the face of my letter, has not sent down a new batch of engines without doing what they expressed themselves willing to do. Should the matter have been neglected, then order them at once to send your wrought iron main levers as fast as they can make them and let Banks turn the rack and put the levers online." - In a lengthy postscript, he continues: "Frank's engine is being pushed at Delmatins (?) with all possible speed but quadruple work has been done to which was expected. The engine appears to have been kept at white heat for hours as the vessel in the supply picture was completely burnt out." - The Swedish-born engineer Ericsson made numerous changes to the steam engine. By 1859, Ericsson was working on war ships, and by 1862 he designed and built his famous ship, "The Monitor", inaugurating a new era in warfare by creating vessels capable of launching torpedoes. A superb, scientific letter.

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        Cours de machines à vapeur fait à Brest aux mécaniciens de la Marine impériale. Ouvrage approuvé par S.E.M. le Ministre de la Marine. Rédigé d'après le programme officiel.

      1859 3 demi-basane de l'époque. -Rousseurs claires éparses sur les volumes in-8 ; mouillures claires sur les ff. de l'atlas in-4. 2 volumes in-8 de XIV-(2)-292 pp. + 1 f. de titre dépl. + 13 pl. dépl. h.t. et XVI-494 pp. + XX pp. entre les pp. [450] et 451 (pour le texte, ainsi que l'atlas du tome 1) et 1 vol. in-4 oblong (pour l'atlas du tome 2) de 1 f. de titre-23 pl. h.t. (pl. I à XXII + VI bis) ; Paris, Arthus Bertrand, s.d. [1859-1860], Les 13 planches du tome 1 sont reliées, repliées, à la fin du volume et les 23 planches du tome 2, à part, dans un atlas in-4.Tome 1 : Arithmétique. -Géométrie. -Mécanique. -Physique. Avec 13 planches. -Tome 2 : Exposition générale des machines à vapeur. -Description. -Montage. -Conduite. -Travail. -Entretien et réparations. -Historique. Avec 23 planches.Edition originale. Très rare.Polak 3107 ; Brunet VI-p. 476 : 8119 ; le CCFr. n'en localise que 2 exemplaires complets (Rochefort, MN de la Marine et B.N.F.).

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         Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Amérique du Nord.

      Paris Fatout 1859 600 x 845 mm.Très belle et grande carte de l'Amérique du Nord, de l'Amérique centrale et des Antilles, gravée par Langevin. C'est l'une des cartes les plus décoratives de cette époque. Elle est ornée de 14 vignettes figurant des scènes diverses. La carte s'étend au nord jusqu'à l'Arctique. Certains lieux portent les noms des explorateurs qui les ont découverts, avec les dates des découvertes. Petites déchirures dans la marge supérieure, sinon bel exemplaire aux contours coloriés à l'époque. Rare.

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        Procès de M. Le Comte de Montalembert au sujet de son écrit intitulé : Un débat sur l'Inde au parlement anglais, publié dans le Correspondant. Texte revu et corrigé de cet écrit. Plaidoiries de Mmes Berryer et Dufaure devant la police correctionnelle et la cour impériale. (24 novembre-24 décembre 1858). Seule édition complète et authentique.

      1859 - Exemplaire ayant appartenu au Président de la Cour, Berthelin, de ce célèbre procès politique du Second Empire, ayant marqué l'histoire de la liberté de la presse. Montalembert était accusé d'avoir masqué une critique du gouvernement Impérial sous les compliments dont il couvrait la politique de l'Angleterre. Le chef d'accusation portait sur une excitation à la haine et au mépris du gouvernement Impérial. Le juge a relié dans son exemplaire l'interrogatoire manuscrit de Montalembert mais aussi une importante correspondance manuscrite de personnalités lui demandant des places pour les audiences. Parmi ces lettres figurent celles de Montalembert lui-même, Berryer, Chaix de Saint Ange, les Ambassadeurs d'Autriche, de Suisse, du Wurtemberg, de Hesse, d'un juge de la Cour d'Appel de la Nouvelle Orléans. Toutes ces demandes provenant de nombreux pays témoignent du retentissement de ce procès. In-8 - Bruxelles - 1859 - demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs orné - 187 pages - Exemplaire enrichi de nombreuses lettres manuscrites. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fuei shinsetsu [trans.: Manual of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and the Nursing Care of the Newborn]

      Many woodcut illus. in the text. In Chinese with Japanese reading marks. 47; 27 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (Vol. II with some minor marginal worming), new stitching. Kyoto: 1859. First edition to be published in Japan of a quite fascinating book. Hobson (1816-73), after studying medicine at University College, London, served with the London Missionary Society in China. Hobson arrived in Macao in 1839 and spent about twenty years in China in hospitals in Macao, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. He was a pioneer in proposing the establishment of a medical school in Hong Kong for Chinese students and wrote many books, including an English/Chinese medical dictionary. A serious student of the Chinese language, Hobson also wrote in Chinese a series of four original medical books with two Chinese collaborators: Outline of Anatomy and Physiology (Quanti xin lun, 1850), First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West (Xiyi lüelun, 1857), Practice of Medicine and Materia Medica (Neike xinshuo, 1858), and the present work (1858). These books were not translations of individual European medical works but entirely new and unique distillations of what Hobson considered to be the best in Western medicine. They were widely used within the Chinese missionary medical schools for the rest of the century. Their immediate success caused the present work to be quickly published in Japan as well. A copy had been presented by one of Hobson's Chinese assistants to the Japanese publisher Fukuchi who added the Japanese reading marks and issued it in Tokyo for the Japanese market in 1859. Vol. I deals with conception, pregnancy, and birth. The second volume is concerned with pediatric medicine. The fine woodcuts depict many views of the pelvic girdle, the fetus in utero, and birth positions. Fine set.

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        Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. The cloth fresh and bright save a pale stain on front cover of vol.1, a few pale intermittent foxmarks, owner's bookplate. Two volumes, octavo. 10 lithographed plates. Original striped cloth, the covers with gilt figure of an eagle and U.S. flag, gilt-lettered on spines. The poet and journalist Charles Mackay spent eight-months traveling throughout North America while on a lecture tour. He comments on American literature and politics, slavery, religion, art, literature and science. Howes M-118; Sabin 43355.

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        On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo. Original dark brown vertical-ribbed cloth, covers with border blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt and with Greek key roll in blind at top and bottom, brick red endpapers. Pencil annotations to rear free endpaper recto, possibly J. M. Moorsom's. Cloth toned, spine tips fraying, tiny worm hole to front joint. A very good copy with bright contents. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM). From the library of Liberal MP James Marshall Moorsom (1837?1918), with his ownership signature to front free endpaper verso.

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        A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words, used at the present day in the steeets of London, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Houses of Parliament, the dens of St. Giles, and the Palaces of St. James

      J.C.Hotten, Booksellers, Piccadilly, 1859. 1st edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, repair to spine, in good condition, original brown endpapers, pages clean bar a little spotting in the first and last few leaves. The title page continues thus: 'Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language from the time of Henry V11 and showing its connection with the Gipsey Tongue; with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages spoken by the wandering tribes of London, the Costermongers and Patterers - by a London Antiquary'. Map frontispiece is entitled 'A Cadger's Map of a Begging District'. Hotten was a journalist, bookseller and publisher, with a wide variety of interests, and his firm was taken over after his death and subsumed within Chatto & Windus. Hotten's eponymous dictionary was one of the first of its kind in Victorian England, and is extremely scarce as a first printing.

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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. Vg. 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 th emeshes of science, while seeking only for amusement.' - Preface.

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        Voyage Autour Du Monde Entrepris Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Sur La Corvette La Coquille

      P. Pourrat Frères, Paris - 1859. 2 vol. In-8, demi-basane verte, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Faux-titre, titre, 512 pp., 548 pp., 1 f. (errata). Complet des 42 planches hors-texte : 1 portrait, 22 vues et gravures (dont 3 dépliantes), 19 vues d'histoire naturelle aquarellées et gommées. Les dos ont été (sobrement) restaurés. Des rousseurs par endroits. Importante relation du célèbre voyage d'exploration scientifique entrepris sous le commandement de Duperrey et Dumont d'Urville.

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        Beglückwunschungs-Adresse der k. Stadt Znaim [zum "fünfzigjährigen Dienst-Jubiläum" Kempen von Fichtenstamms]. Znaim, 1. V. 1859.

      1859. Dt., kalligraph. Handschrift in schwarz und gold auf Papier. (6) SS. auf 2 Doppelbögen, locker auf Seidenband geheftet und eingehängt in goldgepr. karminroter Samtmappe mit Goldfiletenauflage und weißem Moiréebezug an den Innendeckeln. Rote Seidenbindebänder. Folio. "Ein halbes Seculum ist an dem heutigen Tage in den Strom der Vergangenheit gesunken, an welchem Euer Excellenz die erste Stuffe in der gloreichen k. k. Armee betraten. Die ausgezeichneten und hervorragenden Eigenschaften, welche Euer Excellenz im Laufe dieser Fünfzig Jahre als Held und Staatsmann dem Vaterlande, und unserem angestammten Landesfürsten und Herrn in den schwierigsten Verhältnissen mit unermüdeten Eifer zum Opfer brachten, und die Euer Excellenz eine der höchsten militärischen und Civil- Staatswürden erreichen liessen, erschienen als Anerkennung der hohen Verdienste im schönsten Lichte [...] Erlauben daher Euer Excellenz, dass auch die Repraesentanz der aller Zeit getreuen k. Stadt Znaim, welche sich so vielfacher Beweise der huldvollen Berücksichtigung Euer Excellenz erfreut, ihre ungeheuchelten Glückwünsche zu dieser so seltenen Feier darbringet [...]". Unterzeichnet vom Bürgermeister von Znaim, Anton Glasner, den Stadträten, dem Sekretär und allen Ausschussmitgliedern. - J. F. Kempen von Fichtenstamm (1793-1863) war am 5. Mai 1809 als Fähnrich ins Infanterieregiment Graf Bellegarde Nr. 44 eingetreten. Als er 1836 zum Obersten befördert wurde, "steigerte die taktische Ausbildung seines Regiments zu einer solchen Höhe, daß dasselbe bald als Musterregiment in der Armee galt [...] 1848 commandirte er bei Beginn des ungarischen Feldzuges eine Division im Corps des Banus, machte die Erstürmung der St. Marxer-Linie und das Treffen bei Schwechat mit, wurde am 5. November zum Feldmarschalllieutenant befördert und übernahm das Districtscommando von Preßburg [...]. Ende 1849 wurde Kempen zur Organisirung der gesammten Landesgendarmerie berufen. Gleichzeitig [wurde er] zum Generalinspector der Gendarmerie ernannt, [wo] sich das oft dargethane Organisationstalent in derart eminenter Weise [bewährte], daß innerhalb denkbar geringster Zeit dieses ebenso wichtige als wohlthätige Institut, in allen Theilen gegliedert, seine Wirksamkeit in den Provinzen der Monarchie entfalten konnte. Seine Majestät der Kaiser lohnte diese ausgezeichneten Verdienste [...] durch die Verleihung der geheimen Rathswürde, 1852 durch den Orden der eisernen Krone I. Classe, welcher Verleihung statutenmäßig im J. 1854 die Erhebung in den Freiherrnstand folgte, und 1859 durch das Großkreuz des Leopold-Ordens. Kempen trat am 21. August 1859 als Feldzeugmeister in den Ruhestand. Aber auch auf anderen Gebieten als auf jenem seines ernsten Berufes begegnen wir dem erfolgreichen Wirken Kempen's. So verdankt die Neustädter Akademie seinen Bemühungen und Anregungen das im J. 1855 hergestellte Kinsky-Denkmal; Znaim und Iglau verdanken ihm die Errichtung humanistischer Wohlthätigkeitsanstalten, zweckmäßiger Bauten, freundlicher Anlagen und schöner Plätze; die Stadt Iglau errichtete ihm selbst ein Denkmal im Stadtparke; viele Städte wie Wien, Erlau, Debreczin verliehen ihm das Ehrenbürgerrecht" (ADB LI, 100f.). - Die Filetenauflage der Deckel an drei Stellen etwas abgeplatzt, das prachtvolle Dedikationsstück ansonsten tadellos erhalten.

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        Document - Act to Encourage Immigration to Guyana from China - Chinese Females

      British Guiana, 1859. Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, 4 February 1859. "An Ordinance Further to Encourage Immigration from China" which deals specifically with the immigration of Chinese females Original Act from the colonial Court of Policy issued and signed in the original by Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, Governor and Commander in Chief of British Guiana, and also by William Walker, Secretary for Wodehouse, and former Governor of the colony. Tall 8vo. 2 pages, one double-leaf, blue watermarked paper made by E. Towgood in 1858 and measuring approximately 19,5 x 31 cm, printed at the 'Colonist' Office. With official paper seal and two original signatures. Very good condition, crisp and bright. Rare. Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse GCSI KCB (1811-1887) was a British colonial administrator, serving as superintendent of British Honduras from 1851 to 1854, and ruling the colony as Governor of British Guiana from 1854 to 1861. His administration is largely remembered by two enormous negro riots, the second being in response to the highly unpopular imposition of a Registration Tax, often referred to as a Head-Tax, which was instituted in 1856. The second riot was on 25 July 1857, the governor and his retinue being attacked and pelted by a large mob of negroes, and several persons injured. Vice-Admiral William Walker, was twice Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of British Guiana, from 1848-1849 and from 1853-1854. He entered British Colonial Service in 1836, becoming Lieutenant Governor and Government Secretary of British Guiana in 1847. He also served as Acting Governor in 1857 and in 1861, during the tenure of Lieutenant Governor Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, most likely when the latter took leave for rest or recovery from attacks by civilians opposing his tax laws. In 1867 he was part of a committee preparing for British Guiana's participation in the Universal Exhibition held in Paris. With this signed Second Opium War legislation document, British Guiana's colonial governor Philip Wodehouse provided incentive for plantation owners to draw in Chinese women, and effectively acknowledged the futility of the contentious Head Tax. The detested head tax imposed on British Guiana planters was still in effect when the present Ordinance was instituted. Designed to encourage planters to immigrate Chinese women specifically, as indentured labourers or simply as residents for a more balanced Chinese community, and essentially eliminating the problematic effects of said taxing policy, this ordinance in fact waived the head tax under certain conditions. Wodehouse was a coffee planter himself, and thus intimately acquainted with the subject of supplying labour for plantations. It is no surprise then, that he acted swiftly to recreate enticing emigration policies. The Governor was an instrumental party in the experimentation of emigrating Chinese labourers to British Guiana at the expense of the planters, and continuously promoted immigration. [Colony of British Guiana Head Tax: In 1856, purportedly to recover costs of damages done by the Portuguese Riots of 1856, a Registration Tax was imposed, known more commonly as the Head-Tax, being $2 per man and $1 per woman. Persons under the age of sixteen were exempt. Plantation administrators and indentured workers were both required to register, so that no one failed to be counted. Estate managers were permitted to deduct the wages of new immigrants to a maximum of 32 cents per month, thus fostering resentment in the workers. The plan was most ineffective; funds largely being applied to costs created by the process itself, including salaries for the collectors and registrars, travel and administrative costs, etc. The District Registrar was the collector of Head money. In 1894 the Head-Tax would finally be abolished.] Immediately following this Act, the first Chinese women were transported to British Guiana. On 24 December 1859 the clipper ship 'Whirlwind' sailed from Hong Kong with 304 men and 33 women, of which 7 were boys under the age of 15 years, and 4 were girls under 13 years of age. The voyage lasted 78 days, arriving at Georgetown late in the afternoon of 11 March 1860. Not a single death occurred. Thus, the first Chinese women and girls landed in Georgetown seven years after the arrival of the first Chinese men and boys. At the close of the year five more ships departed from Hong Kong and Canton for British Guiana, landing 1966 men and 331 women, including 53 boys, 26 girls and 18 infants. In succeeding years, ships continued to sail from the ports of Hong Kong, Canton, Amoy, Swatow, and Whampoa with Chinese immigrants who included a disproportionate amount of women. The 'Dartmouth' which made the final voyage, sponsored by Hyde, Hodge & Co., started from Hong Kong on 24 December 1878 and after 81 days arrived in Georgetown with 515 passengers. The document further represents a significant change in China's emigration policy, for the first time disregarding traditions and prejudices that kept women planted firmly at home to produce male progeny. Without the introduction of females, long-standing Chinese communities would not have been established in British overseas colonies and the search for labour sources would have been perpetual. [China's emigration policy concerning women: Chinese women were traditionally and strictly forbidden from emigrating elsewhere, even in the case when their husband did so. The female's primary and sacred function was to produce male offspring, and to rule the home, her role and obligation so bound up with the extended family or clan, that she seldom left her own village. In part owing to the large number of women becoming destitute widows during the 1850s clan feuds, in 1858, authorities in the provinces of Kwangtung and Kwangsi, both served by the city of Canton, began to encourage people to migrate, women included. This enabled British recruiting agents to finally contract female labourers. The widows were often chosen as 'wives' by the men going overseas, the latter being granted a $20 bonus for having a wife accompany them. Entire families were also emigrated.] Excerpts from the document: "Whereas it is expedient to extend and also to amend the provisions of the Ordinance No. 17, of the year 1858, intituled, An Ordinance to Encourage Immigration from China..." "... it was resolved... That in the event of its being found possible to procure the immigration to this Colony of female Chinese immigrants, this Court pledges itself to defray the cost of their introduction..." "Her Majesty's Government may direct... such proportions of females as to them may appear proper... placed on board every vessel leaving China or Hong Kong for this Colony with Chinese labourers... a number of females, proportioned to the number of labourers to be introduced during such season, shall be shipped... the Governor shall not direct the payment of the passage unless the master of the vessel claiming the same, shall produce a certificate from the Emigration." "The Governor may direct payment to be made... of a portion of the passage money of any Chinese females introduced into this Colony, at the rate of Fifty Dollars for each adult." "No Chinese female shall be compelled to labour on the plantation to which she may be allotted... every contract to be made with any such Chinese female... may be renewed for a period not exceeding three years..." "Schedule:... Chinese Female... shall reside on such plantation in British Guiana... for a term of five years... the Proprietor of the plantation... shall supply ... free of cost... suitable lodging... medicines, nourishment, and medical attendance..." End excerpts. With the Second Opium War (1856-1860) the British Empire sought to legalize the opium trade, to expand and regulate the coolie trade, to open all of China to British merchants, to exempt foreign imports from internal transit duties, and to suppress piracy. France joined Britain in the war while Russia supported the final campaign, port treaties, and so forth. At the conclusion of the war, the Convention of Beijing indeed caused the opium trade to be legalized, the Chinese government levying a small import tax on opium. The agreement also facilitated easier access to China with the opening of five treaty ports, and, for the first time, foreign merchants were also permitted access to the vast hinterland of China beyond the coast. By this time, opium imports to China had reached 50,000 to 60,000 chests a year, which would continue to increase for the next three decades. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The area was originally settled by the Dutch as the colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo, then captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded in 1814, and consolidated into a single colony in 1831. Slavery had been abolished in Great Britain in 1834, on paper at least. The Chinese community has played an important role in British Guiana since 1853. Nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) Chinese arrived in British Guiana between 1853 and 1879 on 39 vessels from Hong Kong to fill the labor shortage on the sugar plantations engendered by the abolition of slavery. Leaving their homeland under indentured labor contracts, in the early years, many were "the offscourings of Canton - gaol-birds, loafers and vagabonds," who swiftly deserted the plantations and took to bootlegging, burglary and robbery and kept brothels and gambling houses. Eighty-five percent of these immigrants were men, and most returned to China or emigrated to other parts of the Guianas and the Caribbean after completing or escaping their indentures. Those who remained soon turned to trade, competing effectively with the Portuguese and East Indians, who had also entered as indentured laborers, in the retail sector. Look-Lai reports important Chinese import and wholesale traders by the 1880s and that the 1890s saw Chinese "druggists, butchers, hucksters, cart and boat cab owners, barbers, laundrymen and legal sellers of opium and ganja (marijuana)" and holding fifty percent of food shop licenses and ninety percent of liquor licenses. By the end of the 19th century, the Chinese had transcended their early reputation for criminality and come to be regarded as worthy, law-abiding, industrious citizens. The Governor of British Guiana was the Crown representative in British Guiana. The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence. The Court of Policy of Guiana in South America was a legislative body established in 1732 by Dutch authorities, which continued, with some administrative changes when the region came under British rule, until 1928. For most of its existence it formed the Combined Court together with the six Financial Representatives. The Court of Policy and the courts of justice, controlled by the plantation owners, constituted the center of power in British Guiana. The colonists who sat on the Court of Policy and the courts of justice were appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by two electoral colleges. In turn, the seven members of each College of Electors were elected for life by those planters possessing twenty-five or more slaves. Raising and disbursing revenue was the responsibility of the Combined Court, which included members of the Court of Policy and six additional financial representatives appointed by the College of Electors. In 1855 the Combined Court also assumed responsibility for setting the salaries of all government officials. Finally, in the late 1880s, pressure from the new Afro-Guyanese middle class for constitutional reform was increasing. . Very Good.

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        New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois

      New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1859. Hardcover. An early detail pocket map of Illinois, a very rare find in such good condition. Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt imprint. Some rubbing of corners and wear on gilt. The map measures 40" x 29" and has only one scuffed thin paper area about a half-inch long on the left margin. Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, was a Methodist minister who roamed the state preaching and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of Illinois. Only one copy from this year found on OCLC. ; 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" .

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        Réunion de quatre ouvrages de Snider-Pellegrini, en tête desquels La création et ses mystères dévoilés

      Paris, E. Dentu (et autres), 1859-1862. pagination multiple maroquin cerise de l'époque, dos à 5 faux nerfs et fleuronné portant le titre "

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        Echo du Petit Courrier des Dames.1859 à 1862

      mensuel de la Mode.8 pagesde texte sur 2 colonnes.Journal des Demoiselles.Boulevard des Italiens de janvier 1859 à Juillet 1859.4 pages à 8 pages.Devient le Petit Echo en Août 1859.4 années:1859 à 1862 en un volume relié.126 superbes gravures Hors-Texte de Pauquet finement coloriées.

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        Report of the Committee appointed by the Philomathean Society .The Inscription on the Rosetta Stone

      1859 - octavo, rebacked in brown cloth close in color to the original blind stamped cloth covered boards that have been retained. Covers moderately worn in general, heavier at corners. New free endpapers were added when the re-backing was done. There is a copyright noticed pasted to the front pastedown. Contents age toned but wonderfully colored throughout due to all the chromolithographs. The membership catalogue at the back has tide marks that vary from obvious to faint depending on the page. one leaf is detached It seems clear it was exposed to water before it was bound into the book as no marks appear on the other pages of the book. Gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper dated 1863. Signed by the three members of the committee a few pages inside. The comments state that the decision to produce this second edition was made in Jan. 1859. Overall, a good copy of this scarce and remarkable work. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Selections from the Private Correspondence of James Madison 1813 - 1836

      J. C. McGuire, Washington DC 1859 - Tipped in Statement of Patent dated "14 March 1811, 35th year of the Independence of the US" SIGNED by James Madison & R[obert} S Smith Secretary of State. INSCRIBED presentation copy by Publisher "Presented to / Henry A. Williams / by / Jas C McGuire" on title page, Large quarto in 3/4 red morocco with gilt margins, five raised bands, two panels of lettering on spine in gilt, red pebbled leather cover boards, marbled end papers, many unopened pages. 10.25" x 12.5" [10] 11-419, vi. Leather cover rehabilitated, Most pages have some foxing and light chipping at the edges due to age, but still a significant, historical, attractive, near fine volume which belongs out of the sun in a prominent collection.James Madison (1751 - 1836) fourth President of the United States is know as the "Father of the Constitution" for his role in drafting and championing the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Upon his his completion of two terms as president (1809 - 1817) he continued to espouse his political, philosophical, and encouraging role by being a prolific letter writer. Recipients of these letters include other great Americans: Committee of Cincinnati, Henry Clay, Robert Lee, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and Daniel Webster, et. al., Near fine volume, this book belongs on the shelf of a Presidential Collector.Upon the death of James Madison, his stepson, John Payne Todd, sold copies of Madison's letters to the Publisher, J. C. Mcquire. It is said that the funds were used to pay off debts of the younger Madison which he incurred through his addictive lifestyle. To Edward Everett (Montpelier, August 1830): "In order to understand the true character of the Constitution of the United States, the error, not uncommon, must be avoided of viewing it through the medium either of a consolidated government or of a confederated government, while it is neither the one nor the other, but a mixture of both. And having in no model the similitude's and analogies applicable of other systems of government, it must, more than any other, be its own interpreter, according to its text and the facts of the case." (p 161). First Edition - Exclusively for Private Distribution. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for the Year 1859 (First edition)

      New York : D.T. Valentine, 1859. 8vo. xii, 612 pp..Contemporary red leather with floral gilt stamping. Name: Horatio N. Parker Esq . With tinted lithographed title page; engraved portrait frontispiece of Valentine,. , 2 charts, 34 ( 24 folding) lithographs. Some have tears. Partly tinted lithographed . Wonderful plates of the North Battery waterfront from 1820 and Central park. 4 facsimiles and some wood-engraved Illustr . in the text. Sabin 54369th - With large folding map of Central Park (This torn and with tears ) , pretty views and building representations etc. - Spine cracked at front eps but well connected; isolated small marginal defects , partly browned .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Meiningen, 29. I. 1859.

      1859. 2 SS. 4to. An einen Herrn Professor: "In der Hoffnung, daß Sie einige Zeilen auch von einem Ihnen Unbekannten wohlwollend aufnehmen werden, benütze ich die Gelegenheit, welche sich mir durch meinen Freund Henneberger darbietet, um eine Bitte an Sie zu richten. Ich habe ursprünglich altklassische und deutsche Philologie studiert und daneben unter der Leitung des Herrn Professor Hartenstein in Leipzig mich mit Vorliebe der Philosophie gewidmet. Ich wurde darauf als Lehrer am hiesigen Gymnasium angestellt. Aber die Philosophie führte mich über den von mir erwählten Beruf hinaus. Ich entschloß mich, noch Jurisprudenz und Staatswissenschaften zu studieren und legte die mir übertragene Stelle nieder. Meine Studien sind nunmehr so weit vorgeschritten, daß ich glaube, mit Erfolg als Lehrer der ethisch-politischen Wissenschaften an einer Universität auftreten zu können, und ich beabsichtige im Sinne der Herbartischen Lehre über folgende Disziplinen zu lesen [...]". - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und stellenweise etwas angestaubt.

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        Travels with Dr. Leichhardt in Australia

      Melbourne: W. Fairfax, 1859. Old paper repair of backstrip, a little tender otherwise quite good.. Duodecimo; original boards,, boxed. The reissue of the first edition, with a new title-page. Leichhardt left no other separate account of this failed expedition. In December 1846, he had set out with seven companions on an expedition planned to take several years. He had intended to start from the Darling Downs, proceed overland to the west coast and then head south to the Swan River. Slowed by heavy rains, illness and stock losses the party had covered only five hundred miles when, after six months, they returned demoralized.

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        VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON 1859

      , 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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        Mirèio. Pouèmo prouvençau.

      Avignon, J. Roumanille, 1859.Un vol. in-8 (15. 2x22. 8) demi basane bleue nuit, dos lisse, exemplaire non rogné, couverture conservée. Reliure un peu défraîchie, mouillure sur les derniers cahiers, 2 étiquettes sur des feuillets muets. Traduction en français en regard du texte provençal. Rare édition originale.

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        Greece

      ondon- John Murray, 1859 Book. Fine. Hardcover. A beautifully bound and illustrated copy of this work on Greece. In an attractive red morocco binding with gilt detailing. Original publisher's advertisements to the rear. Profusely illustrated with fifteen steel engraved plates, four maps, one planand numerous engravings in the text. Christopher Wordsworth was an English bishop in theAnglicanChurch, a man of letters, author and nephew of the poet William Wordsworth. He went on a tour of Greecebetween 1832-1833 after which he published various works on thetopography and archaeology of the region, of which this is his most famous. Condition: In a sumptuous publisher's full morocco binding elaborately decorated with all over gilt and gilt edges. Externally, in lovely condition with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the occasional handling mark. Eton presentation inscription to an early pagedated 1871. Overall: FINE.

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        A Tale of Two Cities.

      London: Chapman and Hall; and at the office of All the Year Round,, 1859. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (212 × 134 mm). Late 19th-century tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, red and green labels, red date label at foot, sides ruled in gilt, floral roll to turn-ins, green endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, for Brentano's, New York (inkstamp at head of front free endpaper verso). Engraved frontispiece, half-title, and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. An excellent copy. First edition in book form, first issue with page 213 misnumbered 113, but with the signature b omitted from the List of Plates leaf. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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        Journal et mémoires du marquis d'Argenson publiés pour la première fois d'après les manuscrits autographes de la Bibliothèque du Louvre pour la Société de l'Histoire de France par E.J.B. Rathery.

      1859 9 demi-veau de l'époque, pièces de titre de couleurs différentes (bordeaux pour les 5 premiers vol., tabac pour les 4 derniers). -Rousseurs éparses ; très lég. manque de papier pp. 236-7 du tome 2 (perte de qq. lettres, sans gravité) ; marge ext. de la p. 168 du tome 5 lég. restaurée avec du papier blanc de l'époque, sans atteinte du texte. -Très bon exemplaire, malgré les défauts mineurs signalés. 9 volumes in-8 ; Paris, Mme Ve Jules Renouard, 1859-1867, "Le marquis d'Argenson, condisciple et ami de Voltaire, fut plus philosophe qu'homme d'État, bien que de 1744 à 1747, il fût ministre des Affaires Étrangères, après avoir été en 1721 intendant du Hainaut et, en 1741, chancelier du duc d'Orléans. [ Ces] mémoires se contentent d'évoquer, d'une manière très objective, le scandale de la France au XVIIIe siècle : misère effroyable, incurie et prodigalité folle. C'est une chronique quotidienne de la vie française de 1697 à 1757... Les mémoires sont une mine précieuse pour quiconque s'intéresse à l'histoire des idées et des murs au XVIIIe siècle et aux origines de la Révolution." (Dict. des uvres II-116).On a relié, à la fin du tome 1 : 8 pp. in-12 (A MM. les membres de la Société de l'Histoire de France), (2)-16 pp. petit in-8 (Courte appréciation du 1er volume ) et 16 pp. (Suite des errata du tome 1) ; à la fin du tome 2 : (2)-76 pp. petit in-8 (Suppléments et errata du tome 2).

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        Journal et mémoires du marquis d'Argenson, publiés pour la première fois d'après les manuscrits autographes de la Bibliothèque du Louvre pour la Société de l'histoire de France, par E. J. B. Rathery

      Paris chez Mme Veuve Jules renouard, 1859- 1867. 9 volumes in-8 brochés (24 x 16 cm), couverture beige titrée en noir, impression sur papier vergé par Lahure, non rogné, table des matières et table analytique des matières dans le dernier volume. Rousseurs claires inégalement surtout dans les marges, petits manques de papier sur le dos sans gravité. Bon état général. Les Mémoires du marquis d'Argenson et son Journal inédit ont été publiés dans la Bibliothèque elzévirienne en 1857-1858, 5 vol., mais cette nouvelle édition donnée par la veuve Renouard, a été fortement augmentée sous le titre Journal et Mémoires (1861-1867), et demeure fort rare. C'est un document des plus précieux sur l'histoire politique et morale du règne de Louis XV. Le marquis d'Argenson fut Secrétaire d'État aux Affaires étrangères de Louis XV de 1744 à 1747, mais il est surtout connu pour ses travaux littéraires et historiques.-7100g.C. - Bel ensemble homogène et complet des neuf volumes.

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        Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte und Leistungen der chemischen Technologie.

       Lpz., Wigand. 5. Jg. (1859) - 68. Jg. (1922). In zusammen 93 Bdn. 8°. Mit zahlr. Holzschnitten. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldprägung. Titelbll. gestemp.Dabei: Generalregister f. Bd. 1- 50 in 5 Bdn.- Generalregister f. d. Berichte 1877 - 1886, 2. Tl. Sachreg. 2. Hälfte A-K (ap.). - Durchgehende Folge v. 1859 - 1922! Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Zeitschriften, Chemie

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        MANUSCRITO - EMBAIXADA PORTUGUESA À TAILÂNDIA - 1859 - Brigue ?Mondego? de S. M. F. ? Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.

      - [Título] Brigue ?Mondego? de S. M. F. ? Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.? de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. ? De Janeiro a Maio ? 1859. [Por] Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada. 1 volume (de 19,5x12 cm) com 37 fólios. Brochado em papel decorativo da época. Datas extremas do manuscrito: Dia 8/9 de Janeiro de 1859 - Dia 13/14 Maio de 1859. O presente manuscrito, realizado a um só mão muito firme e legível e sem qualquer hesitação ou erro, é um diário de bordo do brigue de guerra português «Mondego», em 1859. O formato do papel e a forma impecável como se apresenta este diário pressupõem que seja um extrato ou cópia factícia do Livro de Bordo do navio, transposta numa dimensão mais portátil, e realizado na época (possivelmente no mês seguinte à viagem, conforme data no colofon) com algum propósito comemorativo da viagem da Missão Especial, ou Embaixada, enviada pelo Rei D. Pedro V ao Rei do Sião. Em colofon: «No dia 15 de Maio, tendo o pratico do rio a bordo, suspendemos e fizemos-nos de vela, demandandio a Fortaleza de S. Tiago da Barra de Macao, por onde passámos depois das 6 horas da manhã, com vento S.SSE regular - Seguimos pelo rio acima com o pano estuigado, e fundeámos defronte da Alfândega às 7 horas da manhã - fazendo-se a amarração a dois ferros - como de costume = Findando desta maneira a Commissão da Embaixada a Sião = e ficando-se preparando o navio, para outra igual Comissão para Pachely, e Japão. 1859/6/5. » Há neste pequenino livro manuscrito, a par do inegável mérito do rigor como é apresentado na sua forma de ciência náutica, um enorme valor histórico e ainda um precioso acrescento ao Relatório Oficial ao Reino de Sião para a conclusão do tratado de Amizade, Navegação e Comércio entre Portugal e o Sião. O diário náutico está dividido, de um ponto ao outro, em dias e horas de navegação, contendo todos os elementos que interessam ao estudo da navegação praticada pelos portugueses em pleno século dezanove: o rumo, o vento, a latitude e a longitude, a variação de agulha, a velocidade por hora e outras observações curiosas de serem lidas se nos imaginarmos a caminho de Sião e a bordo do Mondego em 1854. Quando o brigue Mondego largava para servir na Estação Naval de Macau ou partia em cruzeiro para a costa norte da China, era investido de missões patrióticas superiores a quaisquer directivas ministeriais. Semanas após semanas, tanto era incumbido de serviços rotineiros, tais como levar o Governador de Macau a Hong Kong, ou outros mais gloriosos como combater os piratas chineses que se apoderavam, uma vez por outra, das lanchas portuguesas. Nesta viagem, no dia 8 de Janeiro de 1859, às 10 horas da manhã o Mondego é mandado partir para Sião. O seu comandante, o Primeiro Tenente da Armada Severo Tavares, é incumbido de cumprir uma missão que se sobrepunha a todas as outras que até então tinha desempenhado. Para além de transportar a Carta Régia escrita pelo punho de Dom Pedro V, tinha também que acompanhar são e salvo, até ao primeiro Rei de Sião, o representante do Rei de Portugal, o Governador de Macau Isidoro Francisco Guimarães. O próprio Governador já tinha também assumido, em 1848, o comando do Mondego numa missão temível: a destruição dos armazéns negreiros na feitoria de Ambriz, em Benguela e Luanda. Não deixa de ser curioso ter sido Isidoro Guimarães quem tornou conhecida a viagem a Sião através de um relatório final que publicou em primeira mão no jornal de Macau, o «Echo do Povo», e que até hoje é a mais conhecida narrativa sobre a ?Missão Especial ao Reino do Sião? Descrita com o rigor das técnicas de navegação, é a mesma viagem que está registada no diário de bordo do Segundo Tenente da Armada Lúcio Albino Crespo, e trás novos dados à narrativa histórica. O Mondego era um brigue de 20 peças construído em 1844 no Arsenal da Marinha pelo construtor Joaquim Jesuíno da Costa. Tinha sido custeado em 38.895.856 reis, e como brigue de tombadilho media 98 pés de comprimento sobre 28 pés de boca.

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        Esquisses parisiennes

      - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei pochi ex su Holland solo le grandi carte con 2 Cina. Torna un po 'passato qualche foxing minore. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Dos légèrement passé, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare.

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        HISTORIA Y DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA CIUDAD Y DEPARTAMENTO NAVAL DEL FERROL.

      - Dedicatoria autógrafa a José Joaquín de James. 718 pp.+1 vista litográfica plegada del centro de población y arsenales del Ferrol+1 mapa topográfico plegado del puerto de El Ferrol+1 plano plegado de la ciudad+1 plano de la antigua villa feudal (doble página)+4 láminas con diversas vistas de la ciudad. Enc. en media piel con nervios de época. 21,5x16. Bien conservado. Imp. de Beltrán y Viñas. Madrid, 1859. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo ciento dos

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        Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North. Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall even There. By "Our Nig."

      Boston: Printed by Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. [4], 1, [6]-140p. Original brown cloth. 19cm. Neatly recased, with original endpapers preserved. Ends of backstrip strengthened. Gilt title and printer's device faint but still visible on backstrip. Dime-sized area of discoloration on back cover. Former owner's name in pencil on endpaper. Title-leaf and a few succeeding leaves have been invisibly re-attached along inner margin. Good-sized but not terribly dark triangular waterstain on lower portion of inner half of contents. A few other smaller stains, and moderate foxing and browning on text pages. Now protected in a modern leather-backed clamshell box. Our Nig is a rare book in commerce although copies are held by several American institutions. Copies appear to have been published in cloth and in wrappers. The fictionalized tale based on her life that Wilson tells is sad and compelling, reflecting the realities of life for African American women even when living in the North (Massachusetts and New Hampshire in her case). Research by Professor Henry Louis Gates and others in the 1980s led to this book being regarded as the first novel by an African American woman. While no author's name appears on the title-page, Harriet E. Wilson is listed as the copyright holder. Gates established that the book, including the three testimonials at the end, is full of events paralleling events in the life of a real-life African American woman named Harriet E. Wilson whom he identified through census and other records. There is no record of her ever having written any other published work.

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        Lettre autographe signée. Paris, 5. III. 1859.

      1859. 2 pp. in-8. Vigny cherche à se faire publier par l'editeur Levy. "La dernière fois que vous êtes venu chez moi, monsieur, vous m'avez témoigné le désir de me voir reprendre confiance dans la Librairie nouvelle [il s'agit de la maison d'édition Lévy frères]. Depuis ce jour-là je ne vous ai plus revu et vous m'avez laissé ignorer tout ce qui est relatif à cette édition nouvelle J'avais à vous faire quelques recommandations utiles et je voudrais vous voir pour en parler. Choisissez vous-même le jour où il vous plaira de venir me voir à 2h après midi. Je peux vous attendre tous les jours excepté le mardi et le jeudi réservés comme vous le savez aux séances de l'Institut [L'Académie française]". - La Maison Lévy fut fondée en 1836 par Michel et Kalmus Lévy dit Calmann Lévy. Le poète Alfred de Vigny y publia ses Oeuvres complètes en 1863-64 en 5 volumes in-18.

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        The History Of The Indian Revolt And The Expeditions To Persia, China, And Japan 1856-7-8. Fine prize binding and extra-illustrated.

      W. and R. Chambers, London & Edinburgh. 1859 - Royal 8vo. ( 10.25 inches x 7.25 inches). This volume is in a contemporary handsome full calf binding for the Edinburgh Academy. The binding is by Seton and Mackenzie.The boards are a little scratched and marked and the endpapers are a little foxed. viii, 634pp; with frontispiece portrait of the King of Delhi, 4 coloured maps, wood-engraved vignettes throughout plus 6 steel-engraved plates in addition. Sorsky, " The Sepoy Mutiny: 1857 " p. 67; " This is an important work and is probably the first one volume history of the Mutiny. Chaudhuri states that it contains many statistics that are not readily available elsewhere. Dodd is considered one of the important early works on the Mutiny. " Ladendorf, on the other hand, merely states that Dodd's work is " a popular history that attempts to be accurate. Recounts events, taking the popular view toward the villainous natives. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MONOGRAPHIE DE L'ANCIENNE ABBAYE ROYALE DE SAINT-YVED DE BRAINE, AVEC LA DESCRIPTION DES TOMBES ROYALES ET SEIGNEURIALES RENFERMÉES DANS CETTE ÉGLISE

      "1 volume ; Paris : Librairie archéologique de Victor Didron, 1859 ; 104 p. : ill., 46 cm. " Index. Ouvrage comportant 27 grandes planches gravées dont 9 en bistre, 12 en noir (11 dont une double), et 6 en chromolithographies aux couleurs très fraîches. - Dans son portefeuille éditeur (fatigué, un lacet manquant). Quelques roussuers et petits accidents néanmoins très bon exemplaire..

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        "Dve humoresky pro piano". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U. Prag, 18. VII. 1859.

      1859. Titel, 6 SS. Tinte auf blau gedr. Notenpapier mit dekorativer Bordüre. Geheftet. Qu.-4to. Zwei Humoresken für Klavier ("Allegro assai" bzw. "Allegro") mit Widmung: "Svému príteli J. Bayerovi. Dve humoresky pro piano slozil Ludvík Procházka". - Der böhmische Pianist Procházka studierte 1854/55 bei Smetana und parallel an der Universität Jus (1863 promoviert zum Dr. jur.). Der Mitbegründer des Sängervereins "Hlahol" wurde 1863 Sekretär der musikalischen Sektion des Künstlervereins "Umelecká beseda" sowie Chorleiter von dessen Gesangverein). Er initiierte 1871 den Musikverlag "Hudební matice" und 1877 den Kammermusikverein "Jednota pro komorní hudbu". 1870 gründete er das musikalische Wochenblatt "Hudební listy", das er bis 1872 redigierte. 1873-75 war er Redakteur der Zeitschrift "Dalibor", in der er seinen Freund Smetana und seinen Nationalstil verteidigte. Sein Interesse galt ferner der slawischen Volksmusik: er harmonisierte und edierte zahlreiche Volkslieder und -tänze. - Von ansprechender Erhaltung.

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        Ahiman Rezon: Prepared Under The Direction of The Grand Lodge of Georgia

      Savannah: Grand Lodge of Georgia, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xiii, 404 pages, Illustrated. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt embossed symbol and blind stamped cloth on front cover. Gilt stamped title and decoration on spine. Illustrated with 33 numbered plates. Very light edge wear to cloth. Brown spot on lower foredge. A few tiny sopts on rear cover. A few spots on title page. Inscription on front free endpaper is Constantine Chapter No. 4 Macon, Geo Jan 1860.

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        Quinze ans du regne de Louis XIV, Moret E., Paris 1859, III vols

      Moret Ernest - Quinze ans du regne de Louis XIV, Moret E., Paris 1859, III vols., royal provenance Quinze ans du règne de Louis XIV (1700-1715). par Ernest Moret. -Didier (Paris)-1859 History of France -- Politique et gouvernement 3 vol. (413, 419, 476 p.) ; 8°, 21 cm., original binding. Clean print. ROYAL PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY WITTELSBACH [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte und Leistungen der chemischen Technologie.

      Lpz., Wigand.. 5. Jg. (1859) - 68. Jg. (1922). In zusammen 93 Bdn. 8°. Mit zahlr. Holzschnitten. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldprägung. Titelbll. gestemp. Dabei: Generalregister f. Bd. 1- 50 in 5 Bdn.- Generalregister f. d. Berichte 1877 - 1886, 2. Tl. Sachreg. 2. Hälfte A-K (ap.). - Durchgehende Folge v. 1859 - 1922!

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        The Genera and Species of British Butterflies

      Paul Jerrard [1859], London - xii, 64, 32 fine hand-coloured plates + additional hand-coloured lithographed title. . HB. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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