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        Mémoires de l'Impératrice Catherine II écrits par elle - même

      A. Bohné & Trüner & Cie, 1859. - A. Bohné & Trüner & Cie, Paris & Londres 1859, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Seconda edizione, in parte originale, più otto lettere di Pietro III e Caterina II la lettera al conte Poniatowski. Bound in metà navy dolore, spina dorsale liscio lavorato con dorature triplo, motivi floreali dorati e pizzo dorato in fondo, tracce di usura delle ganasce e così mopins pronunciate sui piatti, angoli urtato, ex libris del visconte Begouen incollato al retro del primo legame piatta, l'associazione del tempo. Rara copia quasi - libero di foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, en partie originale, augmentée de 8 lettres de Pierre III et d'une lettre de Catherine II au comte Poniatowsky. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos lisse orné de triple filets dorés, de motifs floraux dorés et de dentelles dorées en pied, traces d'usure sur les mors et de manière mopins prononcée sur les plats, coins émoussés, ex - libris du vicomte Begouen encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure, reliure de l'époque. Rare exemplaire quasi - exempt de rousseurs.

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        La légende des siècles. Première série

      Michel lévy frères, 1859. - Michel lévy frères, Paris 1859, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (15x23cm), relié. - First Edition. La pubblicazione di La leggenda dei secoli si diffuse oltre 24 anni, e seguendo il ritmo della scrittura dell'autore, i primi due volumi apparve nel 1859, il prossimo due nel 1877 e l'ultimo volume nel 1883 trovati. così raramente incontrato tutti. Mezza GRIEF Navy. Torna a nervi decorati con scatole e reti dorate. Carta blu e guardia di marmo verde. Alcuni foxing pallido sparsi principalmente ai margini, su una carta molto bianca. Buon esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. La publication de La légende des Siècles s'est étalée sur 24 ans, suivant ainsi le rythme d'écriture de l'auteur, les deux premiers volumes ont paru en 1859, les deux suivants en 1877 et le dernier volume en 1883. On trouve rarement réuni de ce fait l'ensemble. Demi chagrin marine. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de filets. Papier de garde marbré bleu et vert. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges, sur un papier bien blanc. Bon exemplaire.

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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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        Honoré de Balzac

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

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        La légende des siècles

      Michel Lévy frères|& Jules Hetzel & Cie|& Calmann Lévy, 1859. - Michel Lévy frères & Jules Hetzel & Cie & Calmann Lévy, Paris 1859 - 1877 - 1883, 15x24cm, 5 volumes reliés. - Complete Edition. Leganti metà dolore rosso con gli angoli, di nuovo con cinque nervi fissati con fili d'oro ornate di scatole dorate triple arredate in angoli di arabeschi neri romantici, date e fregi dorati code, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, tre coperte e della colonna vertebrale conservato (quattro portate con piccoli spazi marginali), un angolo superiore del terzo volume di ottuso, testa dorata. La nostra copia è arricchita con una nota autografa firmata da Victor Hugo Mery, fratello del romanziere Joseph Mery: "Caro Mery, grazie a tuo fratello la scriverò dopo averlo letto, ma prima di parlare al ministro come ti dico .. Lutero Melantone: Frater tuus frater meus, è Victor Hugo Venerdì 29. ".. Il biglietto autografo è montato sulla scheda e posto alla testa del terzo volume e accompagnato da un tag description libreria montato sulla scheda piedi biglietto. esemplare piacevoli stabiliti in uniforme vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de triples caissons dorés agrémentés en angles de arabesques romantiques noires, dates et frises dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et trois dos conservés (quatre plats comportant de petits manques marginaux), un coin supérieur du troisième volume émoussé, tête dorées. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un billet autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Méry, frère du romancier Joseph Méry : " Cher Méry, remerciez votre frère. Je lui écrirai après l'avoir lu, mais avant je parlerai au ministre. Je vous dis comme Luther à Melanchton : frater tuus frater meus, à vous. Victor Hugo. Vendredi 29." Le billet autographe est monté sur onglet et placé en tête du troisième volume et accompagné d'une étiquette de description de libraire montée sur onglet en pied du billet. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une reliure uniforme.

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        Confidences d'un prestidigitateur

      Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie,|impression et lithographies Lecesne, 1859. - Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie, impression et lithographies Lecesne, Paris, imprimé à Blois 1859, 13,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale con le copertine e pagine di titolo alla data del 1859, stampato in Blois Lecesne, abbiamo avuto rapporti di alcune copie fino ad oggi nel 1858 con la stessa merenda. Leganti metà dispiacere maroquiné menta, torna con cinque nervi decorati con gioielli raffinati e oro striping, parti di titolo e il numero del volume dolore maroquiné nero, oro fregi teste e le code, le iniziali dorate di un bibliofilo code guardie piatti contreplats e carta marmorizzata, coperte (leggermente sporca) mantenuti, moderno vincolante. Macchie rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale avec les couvertures et les pages de titre à la date de 1859, imprimée à Blois chez Lecesne, on nous a signalé certains exemplaires à la date de 1858 avec la même collation. Reliures en demi chagrin maroquiné menthe, dos à cinq fins nerfs ornés de fleurons et de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de chagrin maroquiné noir, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, initiales dorées d'un bibliophile en queues, plats gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures (légèrement salies) conservées, reliure moderne. Rares rousseurs.

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        On Liberty

      John W. Parker, London 1859 - "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859 by John W. Parker and Son in London. Second edition, as stated on the title page. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 5.25", and is 207 pages long, with an additional 8 pages of advertisements. The book is in good minus condition. Moderate wear and staining to the brown cloth boards. Tearing and chipping to the cloth on the spine. The book is a little cocked with an overbite. Underlining and notations in pen and pencil throughout the text. Previous owner's bookplate (Louis Blake Duff) on the front pastedown. Pen inscription on the front endpaper and preface. Ownership signatures penned on the title page. A key work by Mill, partially based on Utilitarian doctrine, remarkable for establishing philosophically the virtue of the liberty of the individual as an absolute good for the community as a whole, rather than simply as a relative virtue, in relation to tyranny and oppression. In large part, the modern liberal concept of democracy depends on the ethical theory expressed by Mill; much of what we now consider innate to our belief in democratic rule and the appropriate limits of the power of government over the individual was first articulated in these pages. PMM 345. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D8-51) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. Three quarter leather binding over marbled boards, with marbled endsheets. Light rubbing to leather at corners and fore edge. Previous owner details to prelim, with a short repaired tear. Pages sporadically foxed, a bit heavier to plates. The classic Dickens tale set during the French Revolution, with the iconic opening line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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        A Wreath From the Woods of Carolina

      General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union and Church Book Society, New York 1859 - Small quarto. 154 pages. Hardcover bound in blue publisher's cloth with cover designs embossed in gilt and with bevelled edges. All edges gilt. The binding shows old wear but has been recased with the spine ends repaired. Now a quite sound copy. The hinges are secure. Several gatherings slightly sprung. The text shows some foxing and soiling from handling. The inner hinges of the book itself are secure. COLLATES COMPLETE with 10 color floral plates and a color Half Title (11 color plates in all). A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Modes Parisiennes Illustrées. Journal de la bonne compagnie. Fashions, toilettes, ameublements, théatres, livres nouveaux, romans, poésies, causeries, Octobre 1859 - September 1860

      Paris: chez le successeur d\'Aubert 1859-1860 52 Nummern dieser Wochenzeitschrift, vom 1. 10. 1859 bis 29. 9. 1860, HLWd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Nummern von 1859 auf den Seiten 469-636, aus dem Jahre 1860 1-468 Seiten, insgesamt 56 Tafeln mit Farblithographien (davon 7 Tafeln mit „Lingeries des Dames“), größtenteils mit Seidenpapier geschützt, 3 zusammengefaltete SW-Tafeln, 20 x 27 cm; Nummer vom 18. 8. 1860 fehlt, Deckel abgeschürft, vor allem an den Kanten u Ecken, Bindung vorne teilweise geplatzt, S. 479/480 von der Bindung gelöst, Titelseite vom nächsten Jahrgang der Zeitschrift, mit Stempel, innen altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig, sonst altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Zeitschriften, Literatur, Theater, Kultur

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

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

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        The Coming Man. A Tragedy.

      - An extraordinary love missive, from a lovelorn lady whose long wait for her suitor goes unrewarded. The suitor in the graphic story is a Mr. Jones, while the booklet bears the inscription of a John L. Flagg, dated September 11th, 1859. Was he in fact the suitor, or some confidante of the artist? Or was the story not autobiographical at all, but rather just a creative expression of the plight that women such as the presumed artist must endure? To us, it should be of little consequence either way, and who is to whether true or fictional makes the story the more poignant! The story is told in seven captioned pen and ink drawings that show a young lady with a hoop dress excitedly reading a letter from the beloved Mr. Jones that he would be coming. We then see her practicing on the mandolin for him, preparing a pudding for him, setting up a room for him, dressing up for him, waiting for him by a window, only to burst out in tears upon the receipt of a second letter than he wouldn't be coming. The drawings are the work of an accomplished amateur, in our judgment, their touch of naivete an aspect of their charm. The artist includes details such as furnishings and tschotschkes, but so with a sketchy economy that avoids distraction while convincingly conveying the setting. One might even say that in this she showed a sureness that transcends the typical amateur restraint. Perspective is only most loosely adhered to -- it is impossible to know whether this was a deliberate choice or not, but it also is something that curiously enhances the pictures. In terms of the artistry, the cleverest manifestation is unquestionably the title page in which she creates the lettering out of male and female full figures (and one horse) and the letters for "A Tragedy" out of their faces. The best word to describe this is "brilliant", and part of its brilliance is its subtlety -- one may well miss it at first glance. We assume the author/artist had initials "N.B." since the inscription states it is from N.B., but of this we can't be certain. We also can not tell whether the source were English or American, but we lean towards the latter, mainly because the young woman would appear to be of comfortable means and yet there is no sign of a servant, even when she prepares a pudding. That was unusual on both side sides of the ocean, undoubtedly, but probably less so in America. The setting up a room for Mr. Jones is also an enigma. Was she running an inn of sorts? Or was he a friend of the family? No respectable woman would be having a male caller stay overnight otherwise. 8vo. 22 by 16 cm. Eight leaves. Age toning and light wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Light edgewear to boards with some fraying at spine. Front inner hinge cracked. Offsetting from pastedown adverts to eps. Blind stamp and previous owner's inscription on fep, two further stamps to title page and last page. Pencilled notation within. Browning at edges. Map in good order: age-toning at folds, but without tears. 1859. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xiii, 247pp. Fold out Lunar map. .

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        Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

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

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        Sammelband mit 64 Theaterzetteln (darunter ein Konzertzettel auf Seide) zu Aufführungen im Theater zu Frankfurt am Main.

      Frankfurt, 24.3.1859 - 20.6. 1859. - HLwd. d. Zt. 38 x 26 cm. Das reiche Programm umfasste neben trivialen Stücken heute vergessener Autoren auch diverse Opern und Operetten von Gluck, Mozart, Donizetti u. a. Das Repertoire reichte von Kleist bis zu trivialen Komödien. Bemerkenswert ein Seidendruck mit Einladung zu einer Gesangsdarbietung der englischen Schwestern Angelina und Lucy Hafter sowie ein mehrfach gefalt. Plakat auf rosa Papier zu einem Konzert eines Militärbataillons. - Tls. etwas gebräunt, insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. John's, Newfoundland, from the Freshwater Road, looking East

      Printed at W. Spreat's Litho Establishment, Exeter 1859 - Tinted lithograph, lithographed by W. Spreat after Best. Sheet size: 11 3/4 x 16 inches. Scarce 19th century lithographed view of St. Johns, Newfoundland. This depicts St. Johns from the south west looking toward the harbor, with the Anglican Cathedral of St. John dominating the center of the image. At the time, St. Johns was an important harbor for both the fishing industry, as well as the launching point of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable. The artist, W. Best, was an Exeter architect who came to Newfoundland after the Great Fire of 1846 to rebuild the town's Congregational Church and other buildings. Upon his return to Exeter, several city and building views were published after his drawings, including the present example. A two-line dedication to Sir John Gaspard appears below the title. Scarce. Reps 2963.

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        The Voyage of the Fox in the Arctic Seas

      

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        Göteborg med dess omgifningar framställdt i taflor. - Gothenburg und seine Umgebung in Bildern. - Gothenburg and its environs in pictures.

      Göteborg Meyer & Köster 1859 - 18 getönte Lithogr. m. Ansichten und einem lithogr. Titelblatt u. 19 Bll. ( Text ), qu.-gr.-4°, Or.- GLwd. Die hüb. Tafeln ( lithogr. v. G. Berger ) zeigen Gesamt- und zum Teil seltene Detailansichten der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung ( z.B. Stora Nygatan mit Synagoge ). Der in drei Sprachen ( schwedisch - deutsch - englisch ) wiedergegebene Text stammt von G. Björklund. Durcghgängig mehr oder weniger stark stockfleckig, einige Textseiten gebräunt.

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        Tristan und Isolde

      DE: Breitkopf and Hartel. Leipzig, Breitkopf and Hartel, 1859. Hardback, first edition and first impression of Wagner's renowned work. Very good condition in marbled boards, watermarkings throughout to top and bottom of page edges. Assumed to have been rebound at some point, given the watermarkings aren't on the endpapers. Some pages roughly opened at the lower edge. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1859.

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        Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers . .

      Edinburgh: Adams and Charles Black, 1859, 1859. First edition. Edges somewhat rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary black quarter calf, black cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering. Color frontis and nine plates (one folding). An important work on the scientific research on glaciers by the Scottsman James D. Forbes (1809-1868), a teacher and scientist who took elocution lessons from Mrs. Siddons to improve the of his delivery of lectures. See the DNB online. In a prize binding from the University of Edinburgh Botanical Class, summer session 1865, with a presentation label on the front paste-down. Bookplate of Hollywood script writer and star Edward Everett Horton on the front free endpaper.

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        Leaf from the Diary of George Combe Mann, describing the death of his older brother Horace Mann, Jr., 1868

      A single octavo leaf (approximately 6" x 7.75") written on both sides from the Diary of George Combe Mann. One margin a little irregularly cut, affecting a few letters but not affecting the readability of the leaf, old folds, near fine.Both Horace, Jr. and George were the sons of Horace Mann (died 1859), the Father of American Education, and Mary Peabody Mann, one of the illustrious Peabody Sisters, a reformer, teacher, and founder of a successful school for young children (her sister Elizabeth Putnam Peabody was a reformer and pioneer in the creation of kindergartens, and her other sister Sophia Peabody was a painter, and the wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne).Horace and Mary Mann had three sons: Horace Mann, Jr., George Combe Mann, and Benjamin Pickman Mann. The eldest, Horace Mann, Jr. was an accomplished botanist who studied and traveled with Henry David Thoreau. Mann also studied zoology with Louis Agassiz and was responsible for discovering over 100 plants species in Hawaii. Mann was named to head the botanical gardens at Harvard, but died of tuberculosis at age twenty-four before he could fill the position. His personal herbarium of approximately 12,500 sheets was purchased in 1869 by Andrew Dickson White as the first accession into the Cornell University Herbarium.The diary leaf in the 22-year-old George Mann's hand, covers two sides of one leaf, begins on November 11, 1868, the day of his brother's death, and continues on the other side, with entries through November 18th (the entry for the 18th may be incomplete).Mann's entry for November 11th, in a clear and readable hand, is exceedingly poignant:"At a few minutes before 2 p.m. Horace coughed a little harder than usual, and mother spoke to him. He answered 'I was trying to stop a hiccough,' adding, immediately, 'in the eastern provinces they say that is death.' She went out a minute, and returned to find him with his eyes fixed, gasping for breath. She called me, who tried to raise him a little, but he gasped five or six times, at intervals of a few seconds, and ceased to breathe.He had been comfortable all day. After his [d?]rain was driven out this morning he said he almost wished he had it to drive out again, it felt so deliciously. He wanted mother to be with him all the time, kept repeating how comfortable he was, and wanted to continue just as he was. He enjoyed the day, it seemed, as much as any one in his life, so perfectly calm and tranquil was he.But it was the calm which he now enjoys in full. His temperament made living hard, even in health, - an invalid, intolerable. But he lived better than we realized, and in his death I find an untold loss!"On the 13th he notes:"We had service here at 4 o'clock. Dr. Peabody officiated, and Mrs. Gould and Dr. & Mrs. Vaughan sang. Brigham staid here last night."On the 14th: "We went to Providence at 11 o'clock - mother, Aunt Lizzie, Mary Peabody, Dr. Gould, Ben and I, - where we found Aunt Lydia, the Messers and Arthur Knapp. It was a beautiful day and the short service at the grave was very satisfactory. We dined at Aunt Lydia's and returned at 4, getting home at 7 p.m. Everything was calm and quiet. It is all over!"On the 16th: "Mother's 62nd birthday. Went in to Mr. Brigham's office again."On the 17th: "Attended to Horace's accounts in the evening."The entry on the 18th is truncated: "Snow in the night and rain all day - Read 150pp. of Greenleaf on Evidence."Unique primary source material on the death of a promising young botanist.From the estate of Horace Mann, III (died 1978), the son of George Combe Mann. .

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        Les Bas-fonds de la société.

      J. CLAYE IMPRIMEUR, Paris 1859 - Frontispice de J. Chauvet. Paris, J. Claye imprimeur, 1859, in-8, plein maroquin miel, triple filet d'encadrement, filets sur les coupes, décor à la roulette sur la garde, dos orné estampé doré, motifs d'entrelacs, pièce de titre estampée dorée en maroquin noir, entre-nerfs décorés de motifs tréflés en maroquin noir, sous étui cartonné bordé de maroquin miel, tête dorée, 1 f., faux-titre, titre, 270 pp., table. (David). ab"L'édition originale parut à Paris en 1859. L'ouvrage fut condamné à la destruction par jugement du Tribunal correctionnel de la Seine le 12 mai 1865" (Oberlé). La mention de 1859 est manuscrite au crayon. Carteret mentionne la date de 1862, plus communément admise, pour une édition en partie originale, les trois premières pièces étant déjà parues dans les Scènes Populaires (Carteret, I, 2, 172-173). Frontispice libre représentant la prison de la Roquette encadrée de sept figures. Dans la partie supérieure, les représentants de l'ordre, dans la partie inférieure, les exclus, bagnard, mendiante, fille de petite vertu. Mouillures et dos légèrement insolé. Livres

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo (210 x136 mm). Contemporary blue straight-grain morocco, burgundy morocco labels, raised bands, triple rule to boards with cornerpieces gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. Pages nice and clean, spine a little rubbed, an excellent copy. First edition in book form, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and the signature "b" in the contents list. The novel was originally serialised 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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        Signed Charles Dickens check in an elegant copy of "In Dickens's London"

      London, April 15, 1859. 7.5" x 3". "Partly Printed Check Signed ""Charles Dickens"" with six-loop flourish beneath signature, 7.5"" x 3"". London, April 15, 1859. Filled out by Dickens, drawn on Messrs Coutts & Compy, payable to ""Mrs. A.D. Trust"" for ""Fourteen Pounds, Five Schillings, and Two Pence."" Fine condition.Check is tipped onto the second front free-endpaper of In Dickens's London by F. Hopkinson Smith, 127p, 7.5"" x 10.25"". New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1914. First Edition, published October 1914, reprinted November 1914. Vertical fold passes between ""e"" and ""n"" of signature. Book is ""Illustrated with charcoal drawings by the Author."" Spine ruled in gold in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gold. Fine condition."

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        On Liberty.

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo (187 x 157 mm). Contemporary tan calf by Leighton of Brewer Street, London, dark green morocco label, spine elaborately gilt, raised bands, twin rules to boards with fleuron cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Foot of spine expertly repaired, extremities lightly rubbed, the occasional marginal mark in light pencil. An excellent copy with bright contents. First edition 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). A beautifully bound copy.

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        Morphy's Games of Chess, and Frere's Problem Tournament

      New York: T.W. Strong, 1859. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1859 1st edition of this uncommon, early collection of the games of the great American master Paul Morphy (1837-1884) and puzzles by the great 19th century American organizer of tournament chess Thomas Frere. Believed by many to be the strongest player in the world at his peak, the enigmatic Morphy "retired" from the game at a very early age but left an indelible impression. As well as being a world-renowned chess lecturer and author, Morphy played a leading role in organizing the first world chess championship, won by the great German player William Steinitz. This fragile and precious collection of Morphy's games has held up very nicely. Blindstamped decorative panels, bright gilt-decorated and lettered spine. 16mo, 144 pgs. Light rubbing to the panels and light fraying along the spine ends but still a very presentable and sturdy copy of this chess rarity.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British birds - Complete in 3 volumes

      London : Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row M DCCC LIII-M DCCC LVI [1853-6], 1859-1863. Hardcover. Very Good. 225 exquisite coloured plates of nests and eggs. 3 volume set. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1859-1863. 3/4 leather. 225 coloured plates. Very good, gilt decorated spines with leather labels.Marbled boards and leather edges are rubbed. The plates are in very good condition, with the exception of two torn plates in volume II (cxv and cxvi); light scattered foxing, only a few plates are affected. All protective tissue guards are intact. The plates are numbered consecutively through the three volumes -- collated as follows: Volume I (1859), "with seventy-eight coloured plates", numbered I-LXXXIII (skipping plate numbers 11, 40, 55,56, 60, 62, 69, totaling 76 plates, plus two plates at the end of volume III = 78 plates); Volume II (1861), "with seventy-six coloured plates", numbered LXXXIV-CLXI (skipping plate numbers 94, and 119, totaling 76 plates), with the two torn plates described above, loose; Volume III, "with seventy-one coloured plates", CLXII- LXII, numbered consecutively. Two plates at the end of volume III complete the plate count for Volume I, with plates XL and XLII (sic).

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        Histoire générale des voyages.

      Furne,, Paris, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The Bertrams: A Novel

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859, 1859. First edition. Sadleir, Trollope, 8; NCBEL III, 882; not in Wolff, who had only the American edition. Inner hinges skillfully repaired; bindings slightly askew; cloth a little worn; very nice copy.. 3 vols, 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. A story partly set in the Middle East, where Trollope began it: "The Bertrams was begun in Egypt, and written in the Mediterranean, in Malta, Gibraltar, England, Ireland, Scotland, and finished in the West Indies," (Victoria Glendinning, Anthony Trollope). Hence the book has something of a travelogue flavor to it. The Bertrams is also one of Trollope's scarcest first editions in original cloth. Contemporary ink signature on each front paste-down.

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        Adam Bede

      1859. first edition. George Eliot's First Full-Length Novel and her Earliest Popular SuccessELIOT, George. Adam Bede. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 181 x 114 mm.). [iii-viii], 325, [1, blank]; [iii-viii], 374; [iii-vi], 333, [1, blank] pp. Bound ca. 1860 in three quarter dark blue pebble-grain morocco over marbled boards, ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, matching marbled end-papers, all edges gilt.Bound without the half-titles. Some light foxing and staining throughout, moderate on preliminary leaves.A very good set in an attractive and near contemporary binding.George Eliot's first full-length novel and her earliest popular success.Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in print ever since, and is used in university studies of 19th-century English literature.The plot is founded on a story told to George Eliot by her aunt Elizabeth Evans, a Methodist preacher, and the original of Dinah Morris of the novel, of a confession of child-murder, made to her by a girl in prison.The story's plot follows four characters' rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope—a rural, pastoral and close-knit community in 1799. The novel revolves around a love "rectangle" among beautiful but self-absorbed Hetty Sorrel; Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her; Adam Bede, her unacknowledged suitor; and Dinah Morris, Hetty's cousin, a fervent, virtuous and beautiful Methodist lay preacher. (The real village where Adam Bede was set is Ellastone on the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border, a few miles from Uttoxeter and Ashbourne, and near to Alton Towers. Eliot's father lived in the village as a carpenter in a substantial house now known as Adam Bede's Cottage).Adam is a local carpenter much admired for his integrity and intelligence, in love with Hetty. She is attracted to Arthur, the charming local squire's grandson and heir, and falls in love with him. When Adam interrupts a tryst between them, Adam and Arthur fight. Arthur agrees to give up Hetty and leaves Hayslope to return to his militia. After he leaves, Hetty Sorrel agrees to marry Adam but shortly before their marriage, discovers she is pregnant. In desperation, she leaves in search of Arthur but she cannot find him. Unwilling to return to the village on account of the shame and ostracism she would have to endure, she delivers her baby with the assistance of a friendly woman she encounters. She subsequently abandons the infant in a field but not being able to bear the child's cries, she tries to retrieve the infant. However, she is too late, the infant having already died of exposure. Hetty is caught and tried for child murder. She is found guilty and sentenced to hang. Dinah enters the prison and pledges to stay with Hetty until the end. Her compassion brings about Hetty's contrite confession. When Arthur Donnithorne, on leave from the militia for his grandfather's funeral, hears of her impending execution, he races to the court and has the sentence commuted to transportation. Ultimately, Adam and Dinah, who gradually become aware of their mutual love, marry and live peacefully with his family.Sadleir 812; Parrish pp. 12/13; Wolff, 2056; Baker & Ross, A4.1

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        A System of Surgery; Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative. 2 Vols.

      Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1859. - First Edition of Garrison-Morton 5607: "A profound intellect in 19th-century American surgery, Gross was both a surgical innovator and an outstanding author of numerous works which have become classics. This massive treatise. remains his greatest work." xxiv, 1 leaf, [35]-1,162 pp, 1 leaf; 292 figs.; ads; xxiv, 1 leaf, [19]-1,198 pp; 644 figs. Original full leather. Spines a bit rubbed, some light edgewear and very sparse, faint staining to front cover of Volume II. Old signature of former owner on front flyleaf in Volume I, old signatures -- of same owner -- on front pastedown and title page of Volume II. A Very Good set. In his Autobiography, Gross wrote of his System of Surgery: "One of the chief motives which induced me to remove to Philadelphia was to get rid of a large and annoying family practice at Louisville and to write an elaborate System of Surgery, for the production of which my leisure in Kentucky was not sufficient. I had long contemplated such a work, and I knew that unless I changed my residence I should never be able to fulfill and object which lay so near my heart and was so intimately interwoven with my ambition and the great purposes of my professional life. I had determined to do my best to make it, if possible, the most elaborate, if not the most complete, treatise in the English language." (Vol. 1, pp. 137-138). Rutkow, The History of Surgery in the United States, GS46 and Fig. 15. Heirs of Hippocrates 1680. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE SPIDERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      The Ray Society London, Robert Hardwicke 1859 - 1859. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Combined volume. Large format. 29 beautiful hand-coloured plates, gathered together and bound in after index to back of book. Leather spine, with raised bands. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles. Wear to leather on spine - split to top. Wear to leather corners also. A few damp marks to prelims; square pieces of a few pages of prelims have been neatly cut out. Some foxing. Colour plates are all present - but Plates XIII and XXV are both detached. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Tale of two Cities

      

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        Illustrirte landwirthschaftliche Dorfzeitung. 6 Bände.

      - Mit vielen Abbildungen, Leipzig, F. Volckmar, ab 1859 G. Keil, 1856 bis 1861, 30,5x23, Pappbände der Zeit, Jahrgang 1861 Halbleinen, berieben/bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz, Prägestempel auf Titel, geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 6 Bände, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles BAUDELAIRE

      1859 - Charles BAUDELAIRE (1821.1867) Lettre autographe signée (trois fois) à sa mère, Mme Aupick. Six pages in-4°. (Paris. 15 novembre 1859). Adresse autographe signée C.B – Timbres et marques postales. Correspondance Pléiade. Tome I. pp 616 à 618. Longue lettre au sujet de ses dettes envers Poulet-Malassis, et de ses écrits en cours, publiés ou en préparation, dont la notice sur Théophile Gautier, qu’il a envoyée à sa mère, et ses traductions d’Edgar Allan Poe. « Quelle extraordinaire imagination tu possèdes ! Il a fallu que je parvinsse à comprendre ou plutôt à deviner d’après tes détestables explications. 1° Tu n’as pas demandé de quelle nature était ce papier. 2° Tu n’as pas demandé (après avoir dit que j’étais absent) l’adresse du banquier. Enfin, quelle singulière idée de vouloir que la Banque ait des délicatesses de sentiment et qu’elle devine qu’elle te fera mal aux nerfs en te demandant une signature en mon absence ! Car, quant à supposer qu’une personne quelconque tire une traite sur moi en recommandant au banquier d’exiger ton acceptation, c’est un rêve, une folie pure. Un billet n’est jamais présenté qu’à échéance ; donc ceci ne peut pas être un billet. D’ailleurs tu aurais reconnu mon écriture. On vient un mois avant l’échéance demander ma signature ou, en mon absence, la tienne. C’est une précaution pour savoir si j’accepte, si je reconnais pour valable, le titre. On n’a aucun droit pour te demander la tienne. Quant à cette précaution qui se prend très rarement, et seulement pour les traites, je n’en puis pas faire un reproche au banquier ; car il se pourrait que quelqu’un à qui je ne dois rien s’avisât de tirer une traite sur moi. Donc c’est une traite. Voici l'acceptation que je ne mets pas sous enveloppe, afin que le timbre de la poste en garantisse l'authenticité. Il faut la faire remettre au banquier dont tu ne m'as pas envoyé l'adresse. Vraiment, ma chère mère, tout cela aurait pu me faire rire, si je n'avais deviné que selon ton habitude tu te mettais martel en tête de la manière la plus sincère. Excepté Machiavel et Condorcet, qui n'est même pas commencé et que je ferai à Honfleur, tous les ouvrages annoncés au dos de ma brochure, sont finis et paraîtront l'année prochaine de mois en mois, 1 vol. par mois. Les Notices littéraires sont finies. Eureka est fini. &c &c .
Je ne t'ai pas envoyé les nos de la Revue de Genève, parce que l'ouvrage que j'y fais imprimer (Eureka) est pour toi d'une nature inintelligible, et ensuite est devenu plus obscur encore par les abominables fautes d'impression commises par ces imbéciles. Les remue-ménage que tu as faits dans mes deux chambres m’inquiètent beaucoup. Enfin je verrai cela prochainement. Je me suis trompé, je le crains bien, pour le thé que je t’ai envoyé. J’ai dans l’idée que c’était un autre que j’avais en vue. Es-tu contente de la brochure ? Je ne parle pas de moi. Je parle de la forme que Malassis a donnée à la chose, caractère et papier ? (Cette dette Malassis finira. Ainsi, sur cinq ouvrages annoncés ici, il y en a 4 qui lui appartiennent pour un tirage à 1100 ex. et qui diminueront ma dette d'au moins 1.200 fr.). Je t'embrasse et te supplie de ne plus inventer des monstres. C.B. » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray [through 1891], 1859. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Fine. Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections, Forty-first Thousand. 8vo: xxi,432pp, with folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, decorative end papers. A superb copy, nearly pristine, with bright gilt; tight, square binding and clean, fresh pages but for former owner's name and date [18]92 in pencil on front flyleaf. PMM 530b [describing the first edition of 1859]. Grolier, 100 Books Medicine, 70B, and Science, 23b. Freeman 438. The sixth edition, in which "evolution" was used for the first time (although Darwin used the word in the Descent of Man, published a year earlier), as well as the final edition revised by Darwin: a new chapter was added, "to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St. George Mivart" (Freeman), as were the author's extensive revisions and corrections. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Briefe über Alexander von Humboldt`s Kosmos. Ein Commentar zu diesem Werk für gebildete Laien. 5 Teile in 3 Bänden (Band 1, 2 und 3 in 2 Abteilungen)

      - - Erste Auflage/wohl erhaltene Auflage/Goedeke VI, 263, 29. (Mit einem 1859 erschienenen 4. Band)/Die praktische Gebrauchsanweisung für den Kosmos/Band 2 wurde von J. Schaller bearbeitet - Gewicht in Gramm: 2140 Weigel, Leipzig, 1850 - 51. Zusammen ca. 1.300 S. mit 3 gefalteten (2 color.) gestochenen Karten, 21 lithogr. Tafeln, davon 4 gefaltet und 1 farbig, sowie zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, original Halbleder mit goldgeprägten Rückenverzierungen (etwas stockfleckig/Stempel auf Titel) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described

      James S. Virtue, London 1859 - (17 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches). 76 mounted albumen photographs. Extra-illustrated with 3 additional images by Frith in the rear of vol. 2, dated in the negatives 1873-1875. Foxing, principally to the mounts. Contemporary half green morocco and green pebbled cloth boards, spine gilt with raised bands Provenance: Arthur G. Soames (armorial bookplate) Frith's Egypt and Palestine: "one of the most renowned nineteenth century photobooks" (Parr & Badger). By the mid 1850s, Frith had sold his grocery and printing businesses to devote himself full time to photography. Between 1856 and 1860, he made three expeditions to Egypt, Sinai, Ethiopia, and Jerusalem, photographically documenting Middle Eastern architecture and culture. "On the first, he sailed up the Nile to the Second Cataract, recording the main historic monuments between Cairo and Abu Simbel. On the second, he struck eastwards to Palestine, visiting Jerusalem, Damascus and other sites associated with the life of Christ. The final expedition was the most ambitious, combining a second visit to the Holy Land with a deeper southward penetration of the Nile. His photographs of the temple at Soleb, 800 miles south of Cairo, represent a genuinely pioneering achievement. Unlike many travel photographers of this period, Frith used the wet collodion process in preference to the more convenient paper-based calotype. Because it involved chemically sensitizing the glass plates on site, this process posed particular problems in a climate dominated by heat, dust and insects. Commenting sardonically on how his chemicals often boiled on contact with the glass, he nevertheless produced negatives that are remarkable for their consistently high technical standard . Frith photographed most of the key monuments several times, combining general views with close studies of their significant details and broader views of their landscape environment. The clarity of his images proved to be of immense value to archaeologists. The photographs are also often powerfully composed, revealing an understanding of the poetic qualities of light that gives them lasting aesthetic value" (McKenzie, Grove Art). The present work was the first published fruit of these travels, originally published in 25 monthly parts, with three images per part, between 1858 and 1859, with the parts re-issued upon completion in two volumes (as here). Although most famous for his much larger photographs (Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem, 1862-63), Parr and Badger praise the artistry of the present images: "With the 9 by 7 inch view camera, Frith was liberated not only from the technical difficulties, but also from the aesthetic responsibilities of making a grand statement." Depicting landscapes, monuments and views, Frith's photographs of Egypt and the Holy Land established his reputation as one of the most important photographers of the 19th century. "It is for good reasons that Firth's views of Egypt and Palestine were the star attractions of the 1858 exhibition of the Photographic Society . 'His subjects in Palestine and Egypt impress us with a consciousness of truth and power which no other art production could produce'" (Truthful Lens, p. 30). Many of the negatives, first printed here, were reused by Frith in later publications, including his deluxe edition Queen's Bible, and his four-volume set printed by Mackenzie in 1863. Blackmer 1942; Gernsheim 88; Truthful Lens 61; cf. Parr and Badger I:p.28. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE SPIDERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      Published by The Ray Society London, Robert Hardwicke, 1859. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Combined volume. Large format. 29 beautiful hand-coloured plates, gathered together and bound in after index to back of book. Leather spine, with raised bands. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles. Wear to leather on spine - split to top. Wear to leather corners also. A few damp marks to prelims; square pieces of a few pages of prelims have been neatly cut out. Some foxing. Colour plates are all present - but Plates XIII and XXV are both detached. [S]

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        The Complete Writings of Thomas Say on the Entomology of North America (Two Volumes)

      New York: Bailliere Brothers, 1859 412 pages, plus 52 hand colored plates, plus ads & 814 pages, plus one plate; Burgundy dyed leather over spines and corners, with raised spine bands, black leather spine labels, and gilt stamped lettering; Green cloth cover covers; Top edges are gilded; Covers are a little rubbed and scuffed, and show light wear at corners and along edges; Contents show scattered mostly light foxing and occasional smudges; Volumes remain tight and are generally very clean; Plates have been collated and are all present; Text is mostly un-opened.. First Edition, Thus. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Grosses Niederländisches Affen - Theater und Kunstreiter en miniature in der eigens dazu erbauten, durch Gas erleuchteten und geschmackvoll decorirten Bude im Gasthaus zum Gelben Hirsch. - Grosse Ungarische Czakos - Post auf 6 ungesattelten Pferden. (Unterzeichner:) L. Broekman, Director.

      (Frankfurt), Reinhold Baist, 18. und 19. April (1859).Plakat mit Holzschnitt (17 x 40 cm). Auf hellgrünem Papier. Blattgr.: 62 x 42 cm. Der Holzschnitt zeigt die Wilde Jagd: Ein als Cowboy gewandeter Affe steht auf zwei Pferden, hält die Zügel von 6 Pferden in der Hand und schwingt ein Lasso - vor ihm flieht zu Pferde ein in einer Offiziersuniform gekleideter weiterer Affe! - Dekoratives und fantasievolles Plakat! Bücher de

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        The Exploits and Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion

      New York: D Appleton & Co , 1859 viii+203p+[4 ads] pages with frontispiece and three plates. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5")Bound in period cloth and leather with new paste downs and end papers. (Betts 29-78)(Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3089) First edition. Still too young to start his law career, Paul Morphy was invited to attend an international chess tournament soon after returning to New Orleans, to be held in Birmingham, England in the summer of 1858. He accepted the challenge and traveled to England but ended up not playing in the tournament, playing a series of chess matches against the leading English masters instead and defeating them all except English chess master Howard Staunton who promised to play but eventually declined. Staunton later was criticized for failing to meet Morphy. Staunton was flattered and at first intended to prepare for a contest in which he had little chance of success. There is no doubt that he was a very busy man in 1858, as he was under pressure to produce his edition of the complete works of Shakespeare. He did invite Morphy to play some casual games at his Streatham home. Staunton later conducted a newspaper campaign to make it seem that it was Morphy's fault they did not play, suggesting among other things that Morphy did not have the funds to serve as match stakes when in fact he was so popular that numerous wealthy people and groups were willing to stake him for any amount of money. Seeking new opponents and now aware that Staunton had no real desire to play, Morphy then crossed the English Channel and visited France. There he went to the Caf de la Regence in Paris, which was the center of chess in France. He played a match against Daniel Harrwitz, the resident chess professional, and soundly defeated him. In Paris he suffered from a bout of intestinal influenza and came down with a high fever. In accordance with the medical wisdom of the time, he was treated with leeches, resulting in his losing a significant amount of blood. Despite the fact that he was now too weak to stand up unaided, Morphy insisted on going ahead with a match against the visiting German champion Adolf Anderssen, who was considered by many to be Europe's leading player, and who had come to Paris all the way from his native Breslau, Germany, solely to play against the now famous American chess wonder. Despite his illness Morphy triumphed easily, winning seven while losing two, with two draws. When asked about his defeat, Anderssen claimed to be out of practice, but also admitted that Morphy was in any event the stronger player and that he was fairly beaten. Anderssen also attested that in his opinion, Morphy was the strongest player ever to play the game, even stronger than the famous French champion Bourdonnais. In France, as he had before in England and America, Morphy played many exhibition matches against the public. He would take on eight players at once while playing without sight of the board, a feat known as blindfold chess, the moves of his opponents and his replies being communicated verbally. It was while he was in Paris in 1858 that Morphy played a well-known game at the Italian Opera House in Paris, against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard. Condition:Foxing through out, markings on title page. A very good copy.

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