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        Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone.

      [Philadelphia: The Philomathean Society] Small 4to (23 cm; 9"). 152 pp., [4] ff., 6 plates.. copyright 1859 [also bound in] Catalogue of members of the Philomathean Society ... Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Co, 1859. Small 4to. 24 pp.; and tipped-in lithographed copyright notice. Probably the most famous => American all-lithographed book of the 19th century, with => chromolithographic illustrations and embellishments that lavishly enhance the whole. In his already classic study of 19th-century American color plate books, Stamped with a National Character, William Reese writes of this work: "The first full translation of the Rosetta Stone, undertaken by three members of the University of Pennsylvania . . . [student body], provided the basis for a notable display of chromolithographic book illustration by the Philadelphia lithographer, Louis Rosenthal. The entire book was lithographed, presumably to better accommodate the hieroglyphs, but Rosenthal went far beyond necessity. He created hundreds of crude but exuberant chromolithographs intermingled with the text, showing scenes from Egyptian life or elaborate borders in quasi-Egyptian motifs. It is one of the few American books printed entirely by lithography" (p. 99). The genesis of the work was the arrival at the Philomatheans' building of a donated cast of the Rosetta Stone. Three Philomatheans — Henry Morton, Charles R. Hale, and Samuel Huntington Jones — worked out a plan to translate the stone and produce the book here offered. Hale undertook to transcribe and translated the Greek and Demotic texts, Jones produced the historical introduction, and Morton supplied the hieroglyphic inscriptions, drawings, and other illustrations. The first edition of the finished work appeared just before Christmas, 1858, in an edition of 400 copies and sold out immediately. In late January 1859, the Society wished to print a second edition of 600 copies; but because no lithographic establishment could afford not to reuse lithographic stones, all stones save those for the last 20 or so pages of their work had been ground down. Thus in the second edition, i.e., the edition offered here, the artistic embellishments are "largely a new work," in the words of Randolph G. Adams ("The Rosetta Stone," in Bibliographical Essays, A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames, p. 234). In some very few copies of this second edition, p. 6 bears the signatures of the three Philomatheans who produced the book. This is, unfortunately, not one of those few, hence the lower price. But this copy does have the oft-missing copyright notice at the rear. Provenance: Signature on endpaper of "Wm. Randolph Taylor," with later gift inscription beneath. Taylor was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, a professor of botany there, and later at the University of Michigan. Publisher's dark green cloth, covers stamped in blind with a gilt center device of a sphynx; spine also stamped in blind but with two gilt-stamped vertical lozenges and the title in gilt. About six small areas of loss of cloth on spine or board, some probably silverfish damage. Bookseller's description of a different copy pasted to rear pastedown. A good++ copy well worth having.

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        The Complete Works. [Including The Leatherstocking Tales; The Pioneers; The Pathfinder; The Deerslayer; Last of the Mohicans; The Red Rover.]

      New York: W. A. Townsend & Co., 1859 - 32 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue morocco labels, marbled sides. Some light toning of contents. An excellent set. Illustrated title pages and frontispieces, illustrations throughout the set. An early and very handsomely bound set of the works of James Fenimore Cooper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Notes of lectures on surgery.


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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Vols Complete)

      Poulet-Malassiset De Broise, Paris 1859 - White 3/4 leather on marbled boards w/red & black deco lettering on spine. 734 pgs in 2 vols, including preface to the 1694 Edition. Text in French. Clean Tight Vintage Volumes w/light rub spot to marble, top edge of fep's trimmed vol 1. Interior pgs have a small spot on a few pgs. No other flaws noted. Antoine Furetiere was a scolar, writer and a Catholic clergyman, born 1619 in France. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il nipote del Vesta-Verde. Strenna popolare per l'anno 1848/1859. Anno I/XII.

      Milano, Vallardi, 1848/1859, cofanetto in cartone rigido, con undici volumi in brossura : le prime 12 strenne di questo famoso almanacco meneghino, antesignano sia dell'unit? d'Italia che di un protosocialismo. In dettaglio : 1848, 16? brossura originale, copertina tipografica, pp. 256 con illustrazioni n.t. ed una carta ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t.1849, pp. 208 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una carta ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1850, cop. tipografica, pp. 208 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una carta ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1851, 16? brossura originale, cop. tipografica, pp. 190 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1852, cop. tipografica, pp. 192 con numerose ill. n.t. con una grande carta panoramica pi? volte ripiegata ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1853, cop. tipografica, pp. 224 con numerose ill. n.t. con una carta (del Tirolo) ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1854, cop. tipografica, pp. 200 con numerose ill. n.t. con una carta (Istria) ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1855, 16? brossura originale, cop. tipografica, pp. 224 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1856, 16? brossura originale, cop. tipografica, pp. 224 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1858, 16? brossura originale, cop. tipografica, pp. 194 con numerose ill. n.t. con una carta (India) ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.1859, 16? brossura originale, cop. tipografica, pp. 142 con numerose ill. n.t. ed una tavola xil. in antiporta f.t. Ex libris A.F. "Vivere ardendo ? non sentire il male"di A. Baruffi.

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        China and the Chinese:


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

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

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

      1859 - fort in-4, XV-942 pages, 25 Paris, F. Didot, 1859, , fort in-4, XV-942 pages, 25 planches en lithographie, demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse et fileté, Toute première édition, rare, de cet ouvrage de tératologie du Dr Serres, tel que paru ; il est exactement conforme à la manière dont il sera publié en 1860 dans les "Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences de l'Institut impérial de France", c'est à dire qu'il ne comprend ni les pages "bis", ni la planche numérotée 26 qui ont servi à augmenter une autre édition, mise en vente ultérieurement (bien que sous la date de 1859). Dans cette dernière édition augmentée, le titre, la table des matières et l'errata du premier tirage ont été remployés, de telle sorte que ces exemplaires passent souvent pour être des originaux de 1859 : mais c'est bien le nôtre qui est l'original, avec 25 planches et non 26, et sans les pages 206-1 à 206-10 et 938-1 à 938-7. De surcroît, contrairement à ce que l'on peut lire parfois, ce texte n'a pas paru auparavant dans les "Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences", mais ultérieurement, en 1860. Cet exemplaire comporte en outre un envoi au Dr Falret "en témoignage de l'estime scientifique et de l'amitié de l'auteur". Augustin Serres (1786-1868), anatomiste et embryologiste, fut l'un des collaborateurs de Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire dont il partagea et développa les théories. Il considérait que "l'embryologie est une anatomie comparée transitoire" ; ses principaux contradicteurs, Baer et Milne-Edwards, ne parvinrent pas à modifier ses positions. Il les exprime définitivement dans cet ouvrage, le dernier qu'il composa. Son intérêt pour la tératologie, dans son aspect scientifique, se manifestait déjà avec la publication du grand volume in-folio des Recherches d’anatomie transcendante pathologique, paru en 1832, et dont les planches d'illustrations sont restées célèbres. DSB, XII, 316. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Falret. Charnières frottées. Rousseurs aux planches et petites déchirures sans manque à certaines. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL (First "Cheap" Edition)

      Chapman & Hall 1859 - Bronte, Anne. THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. London: Smith, Elder. 1859. First "Cheap" Edition. Original publisher's orange printed cloth. Spine slightly darkened, boards a little dulled but this volume has very little wear and presents nicely. Contemporary ink ownership inscription on the half-title. Anne Bronte's second (and final) novel, which some consider one of the first full-length feminist narratives in Victorian Fiction, shocking readers with the tale of a wife's willingness to physically fight back against her husband's drunken, morally bankrupt, and debauched cruelty. THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL was a huge and immediate success, a fact often forgotten because Anne's sister Charlotte stifled all reprinting after Anne's death. After Charlotte's own death, this edition, was made possible. The initial first printing of THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL was small, and those first edition survivors are nearly always rebound (and in the $20,000-up price range). This tidy little volume, rarely seen in this VERY GOOD condition, offers both scarcity (try to find another this nice in original publisher's clothing) and obvious value. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: Acta de pronunciamiento de Sensuntepeque. Vivan los derechos del Pueblo. -- Muera la tiranía.

      Editio princeps of the famous "Pronunciamiento de Sensuntepeque," the grass-roots denouncement of the liberal Barrios government. All but one family of the town banded together to draft and sign this document and to send manuscript copies throughout the country to foment a popular revolution and to support the Guatemalan invasion aimed at ousting Barrios.This is a 180-degree turn-around stance from that of 12 November 1859 when the town published a decree fully supporting Barrios. Pres. Carrera of Guatemala, a Conservative with ambitions to control all of Central America, did unseat Barrios and in October of 1863 installed Francisco Dueñas as president. The meeting at which this document was drafted occurred on 27 February 1863, months prior to the Guatemalan invasion, but this first printed version did not appear until after the fall of Barrios and the installation of the Conservative government. It is dated 11 November 1863. A postscript to the "Pronunciamiento" states "esta acta no se pudo dar a luz en su oportunidad por haber sido persequidos, encarcelados y confiscados los firmantes." The names of the signers are present (in type) above the postscript. => Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, and Metabase locate no copies.

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        CEYLON: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical with N

      London 1859, Longman. Green gilt-stamped cloth, 2 vols., 643. +663p., 2 frontispieces, 31+55 b.w. plates, 1+5 b.w. photos,. 7+10 charts, 6+3 maps, 1 color, 2 folding, neatly rebacked,. sound, tight copy. R A R E. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE ISLAND Covers geology, mineralogy, gems, climate, health & disease, vegetation, mammalia, birds, fishes, reptiles, mollusca, in- sects, the Mahawanso, conquest of Wijayo, the Buddhist move- ments, the influences of Buddhism on civilisation, extinc- tion of the great dynasty, population, caste, slavery, ag- riculture, early commerce, social life, engineering, Ceylon as known to the Greeks & Romans, Buddhism & demon-worship, Indian, Arabian, & Persian authorities, Ceylon as known to the Chinese, the Portuguese in Ceylon, the Dutch in Ceylon, the English period, provinces, government, forest traveling, the elephant, the Veddahs, the Tamils, &c. Third & throughly revised edition. R A R E. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Aanteekeningen op eene reis door de Vereenigde Staten van Noord Amerika en Canada in 1859.The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1860. 8vo. With lithographed title-page (partly hand-coloured) and 6 tinted lithographed plates by E. Spanier. Contemporary blind-stamped buckram.

      Howes G-150; Sabin 27251; not in Lande, Canadiana; for the author: NNBW I, cols. 935-936. First edition of a travel account recording Gevers's trip through North America in 1859. Gevers, a liberal Dutch politician, travelled from Rotterdam via London and Liverpool to New York, Boston, Lowell, Lynn, the White Mountains (New Hampshire), Montreal, Quebec, Niagara, Detroit, Chicago, St Louis, Louisville, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and back to Rotterdam again. The plates show St Nicholas Hotel (New York), a horse-drawn steam-powered fire engine in Cincinnati, Victoria Bridge (Montreal), steamboats, wigwams, etc. The Victoria Bridge, linking Montreal to Saint-Lambert, was officially inaugurated in 1860, and the present illustration must be a very early depiction of this Canadian monument.Some spotting. Very good copy.

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        Adam Bede

      Edinburgh: William Black and Sons, 1859. First U.K. Edition. Handsomely-bound copy of the author's first novel. BAKER & ROSS A4.1; SADLEIR 812. One of 2,101 copies printed. Three crown octavo volumes (20cm); re-bound in full tan calf by Brentano's; spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt floral devices, contrasting morocco spine labels, and gilt turn-ins; top edges gilt; sample of original cloth bound in at rear of each volume (Baker & Ross's variant 'A'); [viii], 325; [viii], 374; [viii], 333pp; publisher's 16pp ads conforming to first edition (paginated), but bound into Vol.1 instead of Vol.3 by binder. Light wear along lower board edges, with small circular stain to lower right corner of front board of Vol.3; clean throughout, and complete with all half-titles - very Near Fine.

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

      Barlatier-Freissat et Demonchy,, Marseille, 1859 - in-4 ( 315 x 235 mm.,), (2) f. prospectus (269 x 200 mm.), 547 pp., 20 planches lithographiées couleurs, reliure demi-maroquin, dos à faux-nerfs, ornés de fleurons dorés, coupes frottées, pâles rousseurs sur faux-titre, titre et premiers feuillets ainsi que dans les marges d'un certain nombre de feuillets, petit manque en marge p. 91, sans la planche "Cygne de Bewick" (photocopie jointe), ex-libris contrecollé sur contreplat, bel exemplaire. Sans la planche supplémentaire "Cygne de Bewick".

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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical.

      London: John Murray,, 1859. A New Edition, carefully revised. With numerous engravings illustrative of the scenery, architecture, costume, and fine arts of that country. And a History of the Characteristics of Greek Art, by George Scharf. Quarto (240 × 160 mm). Contemporary green full morocco, raised bands to spine forming compartments, titles direct to second gilt, remaining compartments richly gilt with floral design, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with fillet, floral and dot-and-scallop roll, foliate cornerpieces, dotted roll to board-edges gilt, all page-edges gilt, broad turn-ins richly gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Profusely illustrated with engravings as plates and to the text. Faint rubbing to joints, corners bumped, ineffectually obliterated square of paper stuck to front free endpaper. An excellent copy with rich impressions of the plates. A handsomely bound copy of Christopher Wordsworth's comprehensive study of Greece, first published in book-form in 1840. Nephew of the poet, Wordsworth was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge where he excelled in classics: in 1830 "he won the first chancellor's medal for classical studies and was immediately elected a fellow of Trinity and subsequently an assistant college tutor" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Italy and Greece "and made his mark in the field of inscriptions and exploration: in 1832 he went to Paestum and to Pompeii, where he was the first to decipher the graffiti Â… During a prolonged visit to Greece and the Ionian Islands he made a conjecture as to the site of Dodona which was later corroborated. He was the first Englishman to be presented to King Otho. Passing over the heights of Mount Parnes in deep snow, he and his party were attacked by brigands; Wordsworth was injured in the shoulder by a stiletto, but managed to escape capture. Two books of a pictorial and descriptive kind Â… followed his return." He later became Bishop of Lincoln and a noted Anglican theologian.

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        To India and Back by the Cape

      John C Anderson, Croydon 1859 - Drawings on wood and some from stone sketches by the author and others. 28 pp text, 19 lithographic plates, all save 2 plates show ships on the sea or at harbors. Plates are by the artist John Corbet Anderson, Descriptions of islands and ports encountered en route and Indian towns (Calcutta, Madras, Bombay. Large 4to. Printed and gilt cloth with images of ship on front cover, title beneath. VG (internally near fine), corners of boards are bumped and cloth shows some fading. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gazzetta di Modena.

      Tipografia Camerale (dal n. 194 tip. Governativa),, Modena, 1859 - Tre volumi in-folio contenenti il pubblicato dal n. 1 (lunedì 20 giugno 1859) al n. 517 (lunedì 31 dicembre 1860). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli su tasselli e fregi in oro. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, come non è comune per questo tipo di opere. All'interno si trovano anche supplementi e fogli volanti. Si tratta delle prime due annate complete di questa interessante rivista che venne pubblicata fino al 1862 (fino al n. 1051) e che copre un periodo ovviamente decisivo per la storia d'Italia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit kolor. lithogr. Titel und 30 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Qu.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.

       1859 Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a. in sorgfältigem, feinem Kolorit . Im Handel sind nur unkolorierte Exemplare bekannt.- Der kolorierte lithographierte Titel mit einer Ansicht von Preetz.- Leicht stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit lith. Titel und 30 lith. Tafeln (4 farbig). Qu.-Gr.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.

       1859 Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a.- Teils minimal stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Manuel De Conchyliologie et de Paleontologie Conchyliologique Vols I & II in I (complete): [In French];

      Paris, Librairie Victor Masson, 1859, 1862.. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK blue half-calf with blue calf-covered boards raised bands and gilt lettering on spine vignette title-page pages: vii 508 [i] 327 all edges speckled text-figs. 1236 (some hand-coloured) 173mm x 262mm (6.75 x 10.25") ex-academic library with usual plates and stamps blind embossed stamps on covers gilt embossed no. and ink letter on spine covers very lightly used some light pencilled marks some light occasional spotting small repair to one page fore-edge off set to others (not affecting text) otherwise a very fine copy." 0

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        A Tale of Two Cities


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        Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a

      1859. A Case of Arson in Gloucester, Massachusetts [Trial]. Looker-on in Vienna. Trial of Marshall and Ross for Barn-Burning: A Brief Exposure of a Systematic Attempt to Mislead the Public Mind, And Create a False Sympathy in Behalf of Convicted Incendiaries. [Gloucester, MA: S.n.], 1859. 20 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling and negligible edgewear, rear wrapper lacking, light toning to text. * Only edition. Marshall and Ross (we are never given their first names) were a tenant and hired hand of a Mr. Niles, a farmer. They were convicted of arson after Niles's barns were destroyed by fire. This verdict seemed unfair and the defense attorney petitioned successfully for an appeal. Published in the weeks leading up to the second trial, this pamphlet offers an argument for their conviction. An interesting case, it is also a fine record of the social setting of criminal law in small-town New England in the mid-nineteenth century. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Missouri). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1140.

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        Manuscript Journal - Searching for Oak Timber in Turkey

      Anatolia, 1859. Anatolia, Turkey, 1859. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of an expedition to Turkey in 1859, by Thomas Laslett, a leading timber purveyor for the Royal Navy's Admiralty who was seeking a further supply of oak for building large frigates and wooden battleships, penned in 1880 and drawing from this original notes. 8vo. 110 pages in manuscript, plus a single page preface signed by the author. Volume measures 18 x 22 cm. Boards marked by other papers, otherwise volume in very good condition, internally bright, a fascinating account of the nineteenth century timber trade entering Turkey. Taking place is power-driven era of zealous competition between English and French admiralties to secure new sources of durable and sizeable timber, a commodity gradually being depleted throughout the colonies, an important survey made in Southwest and Northwest Anatolia, by the Royal Navy, is described in the present manuscript. [With enhanced economic and military power, both France and Great Britain were increasing seaborne commerce, piracy, and political authority in Mediterannean regions. To remain effective however, naval supremacy was paramount. Until the 1860s, power rested on ample supplies of skilled seamen, suitable timber, iron, and sundry stores. Timber supply shortages had been a concern for a century by this time, and forests around the globe were being exhausted faster than they could recover. Large ships constructed for strength required 100 year old stout oak for framing, and oak grown in isolation for knee supports to the hull. The Mediterranean had good quality oak, suitable for the job. Both French and English agents scoured the region to secure their supply, and ultimately their naval and commercial power. While a sea-borne transportation revolution was imminent, steam power soon to replace wind navigation at the turn of the century, during the 1860s four times as many sailing vessels called on the port of Istanbul as steam vessels.] Thomas Laslett, senior purveyor and inspector of timber for the British Admiralty, made a personal investigative survey of the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa, in Asia Minor, in the autumn of 1859, travelling on horseback for miles into remote and sparsely inhabited alpine forest regions. He remarks on the quality and accessibility of oak and beech trees, on forests being used for Turkish arsenal, on indigenous custom, and on the notable wave of destitute Circassian expatriates. Well received by officials who see a commercial opportunity, he is further welcomed into the government arsenals at Gemlik and at Istanbul, where he sees the quality of timber as prepared for construction. Establishing himself at Bursa [Brusa, Prusa], and making three separate expeditions from there, he thoroughly explored mountain ranges and valleys in between, gathering information and following leads into regions unknown to foreigners, on trails trodden only by residents and nomads. He travelled from one remote village to another and spoke with local leaders and peasant civilians alike. Most unexpectedly, shortly after Laslett's arrival at Istanbul, on a voyage to Mudanya, he meets a French man who is also venturing to Bursa, whom he decides to travel with owing to his knowledge of the area. The French man was pleased to have a travel companion for the isolated journey, 5 hours on horseback, as a friend of his had been assassinated in his tent not long before, the latter seeking to purchase timber for cabinetry. In Bursa he meets on several occasions with British Consul Donald Sandison, who offers him all means of support. [Sandison had held that post since 1838, and prior to that had been a merchant in Constantinople, having first arrived in Turkey as a representative of the British East India Company. After the Janissary uprising he became British consul in Bursa.] This period was marked with change, and gradual decline, for the long-standing Ottoman Empire, which is evident in his account. Laslett frequently comes across Circassians fleeing their country, already some five years prior to the imminent displacement of hundreds of thousands of their fellow people by Russian conquest, an unprecedented exile historically referred to as the Ethnic cleansing of Circassians. The rise in European missionaries, merchants and settlers created new interests and opportunities, separate laws, and modernization, sometimes creating a hostile or at least tentative encounter for the travellers. Most often, however they were welcomed with superb, if not lavish, Turkish hospitality. Turkish custom and fashion, exquisite homes of delegates, humble villages sustained by husbandry and shepherding, local attitude and fear of the Turkish government, an incident of cattle stealing, the murder of a French timber purchaser, nomadic Yuruks, descriptions of Lake Apollonia [Uluabat] and a mountain vineyard, are but some of the anecdotal topics which disperse the account. The voyage home affords a cruise through the Bosphorus Strait and a visit to the ruins at Pireus in Greece. Excerpts from the manuscript: "In the year 1859 and for some little time previously, a great effort was made on behalf of the Admiralty... The larger class of Frigates, and Line of Battle Ships of 90 Guns being considered especially wanted on account of the rapid rise of the French and other navies. Our Royal Dockyards were therefore in a state of great activity, and as Timber at the date which I refer, was an essential article required for naval construction, every encouragement was given by the Government for the importation of suitable foreign timber..." "... the Italian oak timber so celebrated and valuable... difficult to obtain... the French Government were competing with us in the market... English oak of large dimensions was getting extremely scarce..." "... in view of impending difficulty, that it was thought desirable to endeavour to open up some new source of supply of good ship-building timber, that I was appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty on the 12th Sept. 1859 to go to Brusa in Asia Minor to survey and report upon the forests in Anatolia." "At Constantinople at this time there were only three or four fairly good hotels..." "I walked through the streets of Istanbul... visited the Bazaar... several mosques... a large building in Istanbul that had been used during the Crimean War as a hospital for the French, and saw there a great many Circassians who had migrated hither by the permission of the Sultan... since its conquest by the Russians." "There was no complete road at this time from Mudania [Mudanya] and Brusa..." "I called at the British Consulate to present my letter of introduction to Mr. Sandison, and to consult with him on matters relating to the inspection of the forests of the district... we went out and called upon some Turkish officials and men of position, being exceedingly well received... According to custom coffee and pipes were brought to us at every house we visited..." "Sunday 16th [October 1859] HM Consul and myself paid a visit to Suleyman Pasha [Ahmed Vefik Pasha] the Governor of the district... to introduce me as an officer deputed by the British Government... said he would give me a good escort, and would furnish me with a letter to the mudirs [governors], and headmen of the villages that I was likely to visit..." "Seven horses having been hired for the journey... we commenced about noon to load up the baggage animals... Our force consisting of Mr. Chelubi the interpreter, two policemen, a surridge in charge of the horses and one driver or attendant... myself... " "... came upon some immigrants, Circassians, probably 100 in number bound to a district near Kutyeh... next noticeable thing... a train of 50 camels laden with grain for Brousa..." "... an official whose business it is to select and superintend the cutting of trees for the Turkish arsenal... told us there were very few oaks left and he was not at liberty to say where they could be found..." "... Inegöl... we were moving in the direction of Bogeakeni a small and very insignificant village... two hours further... to Marden, a village at the foot of a Marden Dagh mountain a lofty range..." "20th... went direct into the forest... not long before we met with both oak and beech trees of good size... but we noticed it was here the Turkish Government had been felling oak for use in their arsenals, still no appreciable clearance had been made... a good many fine trees standing... we did not regard any of these as available to purchasers... turned our horses towards Dongoular..." "The Dongoulians it seemed were mainly opposed to the forest work because as they said the Turkish Government compel them to draw the timber they require at a ridiculously small rate per ton per day, being little more than fourpence..." "... we determined however to visit the gorge and a difficult task we had... our guide had promised we should see thousands upon thousands of fine oak trees... sure enough, spread over an extensive, deep and magnificent valley, and rising over mountain after mountain range beyond, as far as the eye could reach... mostly oak trees...the Quercus Robur... the Quercus Cerris... many of the oak trees of both descriptions were noble specimens of 10 toll feet in circumference and varying from 60 to 70 feet in the bole, or workable part of the tree..." "It was not intimated that if we wished to see more we might by going to Kuchimtu, a town distant 3 or 4 hours to the Eastward... a large place, governed by an official of the Imam class..." "21st... shaping our course for the Aragh-dagh mountains we hope if all went well to reach the village or town of Akbyik [Akbük] ...bad reputation of the track across the mountains which were said to be infested with robbers..." "While in Akbyik we had been told that in the vicinity of Jenicher [Yenisehir] there were great oak forests..." "The village of Boorgoon we estimated to be about 14 hours from Brusa... after the fatiguing journey we had made... to procure information as to the resources of oak timber to be found in the Southwest district... a good deal of valuable information about the forest." "... came upon an Euruk [Yoruk] encampment, which bore about south from the Lake of Minaas, these were a strange wild looking people... belonged to the many wandering tribes who live exclusively upon the mountains, and find their chief support in the rearing of cattle." "... village of Kenterli... hear again the fear of forced labour by the Turkish Government, was before their eyes... also... clearly shewn a prejudice against Europeans, some of whom it was said had behaved somewhat shabbily to them in their dealings during the late war with Russia." "We had now Mount Olympos in sight again... no longer solitary travellers, but were getting upon well beaten tracks... we drew near to the Capital of the province..." "I spent the early part of the next day in looking over the works going on in the Arsenal at Gemlik... a 50 Gun frigate in the course of construction under Mr. Isaac, an English ship-builder, Suliman Bey the Master shipwright of the Dockyard of Constantinople being there on a visit, I was introduced to him... his opinion of the oak timber then in use in the Turkish Dockyards.... oak timber from the Brusa District very good... that grown about Sinop equally good for shipbuilding." "Mr. Sandison took the opportunity to intimate that his bankers would undertake any money matters for the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty if they should entertain or contemplate working the forests in the neighbourhood of Brusa." " the S.West district... timber could be had form there in large quantities if required... oak timber trees found in the several forests which appear to be suitable for naval purposes... estimated quantity procurable as an annual supply for a period of 20 years." "The most convenient ports for the shipment of the timber from these forests are Gemlik and Sasseldere..." End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptised at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875 Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. . Very Good.

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        Memoires de L\' Academie Imperiale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg. VIIe Serie. Tome I - XXII [22 vols.].

      Eggers et Comp. St.-Petersbourg, ca 15000 S. fest gebunden With numerous ill, plates and folding plates. Published: 1859-1874. Some research reports in French, Latin or Russian. Covers mildly worn. Slightly bumped corners. Brownish and foxed paper. Vol. 13 + 17 Spine damaged. Vol. 14: Some pages creased. Vol.21-22: Upper spine damaged. Vol.18-22: Half-leather (worn). Among other things following memoirs U. a. folgende Abhandlungen: Vol. I: Nouvelle determination de la parallaxe annuelle des etoiles a Lyrae et 61 Cygni. Die Parthenogenesis im Pflanzenreiche. Beiträge zur Anatomie des Keilbeins u. Schläfenbeins. Vol. II: Pulkowaer Beobachtungen des großen Cometen von 1858. Beitrag zur Feststellung des Verhältnisses von Keppler zu Wallenstein. Die Makrokephalen im Boden der Krym und Österreichs, verglichen mit der Bildungsabweichung, welche Blumenbach Macrocephalus genannt hat. Vol III: Die Aralo-Caspischen Calligoneen. Die supernumerären Brustmuskeln des Menschen. Über die Strahlenbrechung in der Atmosphäre. Über den russischen Epidot und Orthit. Vol. IV: Beobachtung der totalen Sonnenfinsternis vom 18. Juli in Pobes. Recherches sur quelques fonctions numeriques. Unter den russischen Monazit und Aeschynit. Tentamen florae Ussuriensis oder Versuch einer Flora des Ussuri-Gebietes. Vol. V: Beiträge zur Integration der Differentialgleichungen erster Ordnung zwischen zwei veränderten Größen. Untersuchung einer unregelmäßigen Verteilung des Erdmagnetismus im nördlichen Teil des Finnischen Meerbusens u. a. Vol.VI: Beitrag zur Käferfauna der Insel Jesso. Über eine im Caspischen Meere erschienene Insel, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis der Schlammvulkane der Caspischen Region. Versuch über die Sprache der Uden. Vol.VII: Barometrische Höhenbestimmungen im Caucasus. Die Familie der Mormyren. Tschetschenische Studien. Vol.VIII: Lepidopteren Ostsibiriens. Die Verteilung der Schildkröten über den Erdball. Vol.IX: Einleitende Gründzüge der Geologie der Halbinseln Kertsch und Taman. Grammatik der ersa-mordwinischen Sprache. Achtzehn hebräische Grabschriften aus der Krim. Vol. X: Untersuchung über die Konstitution der Atmosphäre und die Strahlenbrechung in derselben. Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Loxosoma Neapolitanum. Monographie der Bursae mucosae cubitales. Vol. XI: Über den russischen Orthoklas, nebst mehreren allgemeinen Bemerkungen u. Messungen der Kristalle einiger ausländischer Fundorte. Das Gehörorgan von Rhytina Stelleri. Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Holthurien u. a. Vol. XII: Reisen im Amur-Lande und auf der Insel Sachalin, im Auftrage der Kaiserlich-Russischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. Die Befruchtung bei den Farnkräutern u. a. Vol. XIII: Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Libelluliden u. Hemipteren, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Embryonalhülle derselben. Über die Halsrippen des Menschen mit vergleichend-anatomischen Bemerkungen. Beiträge zur Anatomie des Schädelgrundes u. a. Vol. XIV: Sertum Tianschanicum: Botanische Ergebnisse einer Reise im mittleren Tian-Schan. Synopsis der Viperiden, nebst Bemerkungen über die geographische Verbreitung dieser Giftschlangefamilie. Studien über die Wanderblöcke u. die Diluvialgebilde Russlands u. a. Vol. XV: Generis Astragali species gerontogaeae. Flora Caucasi. Pars I. Über einige Schwämme des nördlichen stillen Oceans und des Eismeeres, welche im zoologischen Museum der Kaiserlichen Akademie d. Wissenschaften in St. Petersburg aufgestellt sind - ein Beitrag zur Morphologie u. Verbreitung der Spongien u. a. Vol. XVI: Über den Musculus anconeus V. des Menschen, mit vergleichend-anatomischen Bemerkungen. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte des Elens in Bezug auf seine morphologischen u. paläontolgoischen Verhältnisse, so wie seine geographische Verbreitung, nebst Bemerkungen über die miogäne Flora u. Insektenfauna des Hochnordens. Anatomisch-histologische Untersuchungen über den Sipunculus nudus L. u. a. Vol. XVII: Bestimmung der Längendifferenz zwischen Pulkowa, Helsingfors, Abo, Lowisa und Wiborg. Über die Nationalität und Sprache der jetzt ausgestorbenen Kreewiten in Kurland. Über die Haut der nordischen Seekuh (Rhytina Borcalis Illig) u. a. Vol.XVIII: Wissenschaftliche Resultate der zur Aufsuchung eines angekündigten Mammutcadavers ...angekündigten Expedition. Beobachtungen aus Otto von Struve\'s Beobachtungen der Uranustrab Guter Zustand/ Good With figures and tables. Library binding Ex-Library. Versand D: 3,99 EUR naturwissenschaftliche Forschung Astronomie Physik Mathematik Biologie Botanik Anatomie Geologie Natural Science Astronomy Physics Biology Botany Anatomy Geology Russland Russia Zoologie Zoology

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        Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum (8 vols. cpl/ 8 Bände KOMPLETT) - Vol. I - III: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygian Fishes in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vols. IV: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. V: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Siluridae, Characinidae, Haplochitonidae, Sternoptychidae, Scopelidae, Stomiatidae in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. VI: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae/ Vol. VII: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhynchidae, Hyodontidae, Osteoglossidae, Clupeidae, Chirocentridae, Alepocephalidae, Notopteridae, Halosauridae/ Vol. VIII: atalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, Ganoidei, Chondropterygii, Cyclostomata, Leptocardii.

      Printed by Order of the Trusters; 1859 - 1870. insgesamt ca. 4000 Seiten; teilweise ungeschnitten; Gebundene Ausgabe Bei der hier vorliegendem Ausgabe des GESAMTWERKS handelt es sich um eine Erstausgabe/Originalausgabe. Diese ist wohl in einer viel zu geringen Stückzahl gedruckt worden und ungemein selten. Speziell durch das regelmäßige Fehlen der Bde. I-III und VI, von denen wohl noch weniger gedruckt wurden als von den übrigen Bänden, sind komplette Reihen faktisch unauffindbar. In dieser Vollständigkeit und diesem Zustand ist das Werk daher sehr selten und kostbar! Desweiteren befindet sich in jedem einzelnen Band ein seltenes Ex-libris (Vermutlich ein Ritterorden) des Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart (Arms of Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart)!! Die Bände selbst stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! in ENGLISCHER Sprache!!! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Isoama-Ibo primer.

      London: Printed for the Church Missionary Society [by W.M. Watts] 12mo (17 cm; 6.75"). 17 pp.. 1859 Crowther (1806?–91) was the "Missionary Bishop of the Niger Territory" and, in fact, the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria. A Yoruba, he was born in Osogun and prior to conversion to Christianity was named Ajayi. Captured as a youth with his family by Muslim Fulani slavers, he and his family were freed before being transported out of Africa by English naval forces. Subsequently he converted to Anglicism and was educated by missionaries. A gifted linguist, he produced portions of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer in Yoruba in addition to this Igbo religious primer, as well as a grammar and vocabulary in that language. This is the second edition (first was 1857) of => the first work in the Igbo language, a member of the Niger-Congo family. It includes the basic orthography, phonemes, dipthongs, etc., of the language, reading passages, numerals (ordinal and cardinal), translations from the scriptures (Luke and Psalms), the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer. Crowther's translations from Luke preceded the first printing of a book of the Bible (Matthew) in Igbo by three years. Provenance: Gift inscription on front pastedown, "To the Rev. C. W. J. Bowles with grateful thanks for his help and fellowship during his visit to the Niger Diocese, May 1950. Cecil John Patterson, Bishop of The Niger. Onitsha, Nigeria." Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies of this edition in U.S. libraries and none of the 1857 printing. Publsher's flexible textured cloth, lightly chipped at edges. Text clean and crisp.

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        Skizzen-Buch für den Ingenieur und Maschinenbauer. Eine Sammlung ausgeführter Maschinen, Fabrik-Anlagen, Feuerungen, eiserner Bau-Constuctionen, sowie anderer Gegenstände aus dem gesammten Gebiete des Ingenieurwesens. (Vorhanden sind lückenlos die Jahrgänge 1859 bis 1890 = 32 Jahrgänge in 16 Bänden; das bedeutet 216 Hefte mit zusammen 1245 Tafeln - es fehlen nur 2 Tafeln aus 1865/1866 und 1 Tafel aus 1887. Alle Bände sind einheitlich in breitem braunen Halbleder neu eingebunden, mit Rücken-Goldprägung)

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn. 1859 (bis 1890) Gr.4° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Halbleder Titelblätter gestempelt: Bibliothek der Polytechnischen Gesellschaft in Berlin , Papier teils minimal, teils leicht bis mäßig stockfleckig / gebräunt; insgesamt nur wenige Gebrauchsspuren; sehr seltene Publikation des ersten Rektors der Technischen Hochschule Berlin (1879 - 1881), außen neuwertig; innen gut - insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhalten. [Dies ist ein Sonderpreis / Gesamtpreis für diese umfangreiche Sammlung - Preis für Einzelbände auf Anfrage] Versand D: 3,00 EUR Ingenieurswesen. Maschinenbau.

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        Amsterdam, wintertafereel - Carl Johan Billmark, ca. 1859.

      "Le Rokin a Amsterdam', lithografie vervaardigd rond 1859 door Carl Johan Billmark. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 18,5 x 28,3 cm.Billmark 1804-1870, was een Zweedse lithograaf en tekenaar, voornamelijk actief in Parijs.Op een nog ongedempt Rokin liggen de schepen vast in het ijs. Amsterdammers "vliegen voort op hun snijdende schaatsen, draaien in een kring rond en oefenen zich op duizend verschillende wijzen, terwijl zij de vlugste paarden in hun loop voorbijsnellen'. Aldus een buitenlandse reiziger.Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Mémoirs of the Empress Catherine II. Written by herself, with a preface by A. Herzen.

      Trübner & Co., London 1859 - In-8 de XVI-352 pp., veau glacé, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en veau blond, fleuron doré sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Première édition en anglais traduites sur l'édition originale française publiée à Londres la même année. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Edinburgh 1859, Blackwood. New 3/4 leather over marbled. boards, 492+496p., appendix, lacks frontis in vol. 1., else. complete with 19 color chromlitho plates, 50 woodcuts, three. folding maps, 2 text maps, as is, 14 x 23 cm. FIRST EDITION. A major primary resource and a famous book by a British diplomat. The primary account of British incursion into China and the hostilities at Canton, special mission, arrival at Singapore & Johore, arrival at Hong Kong, trip up the Canton river. * The condition of India, residence at Hong Kong, trip up the river Macao, voyage to Philippines. Lawless proceedings in the Canton river, bombardment, Peking, diplomacy, Amoy, arrival at Shanghai, Soo-chow. Imperial grand canal, his residence at Shanghai, departure for Ningpo, joss-house. The Roman Catholic mission, British graveyard, John Bowring's visit to Peiho. Insolence of the mob at Keying. Forcible entry to Tientsin and hostile crowds. * Duplicity of Commissioners, arrival of the Emperor's assent. First view of Japan, Deshima, Nagasaki, persecution of Christians, invasion of Corea, visit of American Consul. Shimoda, Japanese woman, British mission, art wares, ingenuity, life & culture. Return to Shanghai, opium, up the Yangtse, bombardment of forts, tea producing districts, landing at Nanking, rebel theology, the secret edict, Peking gazette decree, military promenades at Shanghai. Chinese prostitutes, characteristics &c... *** REFEREMCES: DNB: "In 1857 Oliphant became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China. He went with Elgin to Calcutta when the outbreak of the mutiny made it necessary to change the destination of the Chinese force. He then accompanied Elgin to Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin." * H. Cordier: SINICA 2376 * H. Cordier: JAPONICA p.546-7 #1735 * TAYLOR, Louise M. comp. CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE: p.239. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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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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        ALL THE YEAR ROUND [BOUND EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES] Including a Tale of Two Cities

      New York: J. M. Emerson & Co.. Very Good+. 1859-1860. Hardcover. Occasional foxing. Comtemporary binding in brown cloth; All The Year Round was Charles Dickens' own literary magazine. The first appearance of A Tale of Two Cities is serialized here, from April-November 1859. These three volumes contain all the issues from April 1859 to October 1860. Besides literature there are a number of articles on scientific matters and national and international affairs; 8vo; 624,568 (48),620 pages .

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        Exploration — British North America. [Part I]: Papers relative to the exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion of British North America which lies between the northern branch of the River Saskatchewan and the frontier of the United States; and between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains. [Part II]: Further papers relative to the exploration by the expedition under Captain Palliser .... [Part III]: The journals, detailed reports, and observations relative to the exploration, by Captain Palliser .... [Part IV]: Index and maps to Captain Palliser's reports.

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode Folio (34 cm; 13.5"). 4 parts in one vol. 64 pp., 8 maps; 75 pp., 3 maps; 325 pp.; 3 pp., 5 folding maps.. 1859–65 Sole editions of all parts of Palliser's British "Blue Book" of the British North American Exploring Expedition which explored and surveyed the prairies and wilderness of western Canada from 1857 to 1860. The expedition had a many-fold purpose: to explore possible routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway; discover new species of plants; amass scientific measurements (astronomical, meteorological, geological); describe the land, its fauna, flora, and inhabitants; make detailed maps; and topographically delimit the boundary between British North America and the United States. This last was accomplished from Lake Superior to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. As a result of the survey's findings, the government ended the Hudson's Bay Company's ownership of Rupert's Land. Palliser was Irish and a captain in the Waterford Militia at the time of his tramping the Canadian Rockies and prairies. The large folding map "General Map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860" is "a valuable record of the geography of the Prairies before any substantial European settlement" (Hayes, Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps, p. 209). Provenance: Signature of George Vaux, Jr., noted Philadelphia collector of minerals, commissioner for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners, and frequent visitor to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies; the Vaux family were early explorers of Rogers Pass and the Yoho region. Evidence of readership: Typed daily itinerary of the expedition tipped in at the front, based on part III. Parts I, II, III bound in early 20th-century half brown morocco with tan linen sides, original blue wrappers bound in; joints starting to crack but binding sound. Part IV laid in at rear, original wrappers, all maps separated, chipping to edges of wrappers. Texts clean, with limited foxing only. Maps with varying degrees of handcoloring; some have minor spotting, most are clean, and many, including the large one, are additionally present for quick and ordinary use in good facsimile. => A significant gathering of a work significant in multiple ways, bearing evocative provenance and with all maps and plans present.

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        Falconry: Its Claims, History, and Practice

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859, 1859. Half-Leather. Used: Like New. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859. 352 pp. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Shelf wear. Tobacco odor. A very nice copy of a rare title.

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses applications

      1859 - IX, (1bl), 176 pp., 1 pl. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1859, in-8, IX, (1bl), 176 pp, 1 pl, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à faux nerfs, Première édition, très rare. Grande planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854 ; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traite des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. Tampon de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé. Bel exemplaire. Duveen 524. Russo, p. 131. Bolton I, 795. Poggendorff II, 737. En français dans le texte, n° 279. Manque à Ferguson et à Cole [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKYENCE OVER SKILL [caption title]

      New York: Designed, drawn on stone & published by W.T. Crane, 1859. Some soiling, a few light stains at edges. Closed tear in upper margin. About very good. Framed. Not examined out of frame. A fascinating and rare satirical lithograph, addressing the competition between the United States and Great Britain for transatlantic communication and transit, and celebrating America's perceived superiority in lighter than air flight. On the left side of the image is pictured the brand new "Great Eastern" steam ship, just built in Great Britain. Designed to carry passengers, cargo, and mail across the Atlantic in record time, the Great Eastern was the largest ship of its day, and could carry enough coal to make the transoceanic voyage without stopping. In this image, however, the Great Eastern is the object of ridicule, shown being pulled by sea monsters while a disgruntled Neptune sits on a rock and mutters, "Confound these old land lubbers, they have driven me from my element with their wires & screws." A mermaid wonders "why my old friend Barnum never thought of this!" Unhappy passengers are shown on the deck of the Great Eastern, and the reason for their frustration is depicted in the upper right corner of the lithograph, showing the "Great Western" airship. The Great Western was the invention of the American aeronaut, Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who was a pioneer in trying to build mammoth, long distance balloons. Lowe had recently devised a balloon called the City of New York, which was re-christened the Great Western in an attempt to capitalize on and challenge the Great Eastern. The lithograph depicts the Great Western laden with delighted passengers, advertising that it could go from New York to London in forty-eight hours, proclaiming that there was always "room for one more" passenger and jibing, "give us your specie and mail bag." A few years later the Great Eastern would participate in the laying of the transatlantic cable. This lithograph was "designed, drawn on stone & published by W.T. Crane." Little is known of Crane as a lithographer, and he is not included in Peters' AMERICA ON STONE. He is best known for a series of Civil War drawings he made for FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER. OCLC locates only a single copy of this lithograph, at the University of Southern California, but that appears to be for a glass plate negative of the print. OCLC 663191377.

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        Manuel de conchyliologie et de pal?ontologie conchyliologique.

      Paris, 1859/1862, due vol. in-8vo bella leg. in m.pelle ep. (un p? stinta al dorso) pp. VII-508 327 con 4943 belle inc. n.t. (79 delle quali finemente colorate): bellissima opera in grande legatura.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("A Conan Doyle") 1 page with integral leaf watermarked "Wyon, Regent Street" on his crested letterhead, Claremont, Eastbourne. 6 1/2" x 4 3/4". Doyle sends payment for 1,000 cigarettes. Center fold. Fine.In part: "...It seems so cheap that I think there must be some mistake..."Doyle (1859-1930), Scottish-born physician and author; creator of master detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the literary world's most famous characters.

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        A Treatise on Differential Equations

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. , 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover edition in very good condition. PO inscription and signature. Small, very mini notations in pencil in the margins, with errata and foldout plate. Text is clean, binding is sturdy, a well preserved copy. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        Aus meinem Leben 1859 - 1888

      - - auf Vorsatz von Kaiser Wilhelm II. original signiert/Vorzügliches Exemplar/Von dieser Ausgabe wurden im Oktober 1926 einhundert Exemplare auf echtes handgeschöpftes Zandersbütten, das mit dem Faksimile der Unterschrift des hohen Verfassers als Wasserzeichen versehen ist, gedruckt, numeriert und von der Buchbinderei H. Sperling in Leipzig mit der Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Den Text druckten Breitkopf & Härtel, den Bilderdruck lieferte Ernst Hedrich Nachf., beide in Leipzig. Die künstlerische Ausstattung des Bandes lag in den Händen von Professor Walter Tiemann in Leipzig, der auch die Titelzeichnung geschaffen hat.Das Titelbild wurde vom hohen Verfasser für wohltätige Zwecke handschriftlich unterzeichnet. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 58 - Gewicht in Gramm: 1930 K.F. Koehler Verlag, Bln., 1927. 6 Blatt/429 S. mit 1 handaufgezogenem Porträtfrontispiz und zahlr. Tafeln, original Pergament-Einband mit Goldprägung, ziselierten Kanten und Innenkanten, Kopfgoldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen. Groß Oktav [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CATHODE RAYS II: "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua -- Second Communication" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 149 for the Year 1859, pp. 137-160)

      Royal Society of London, London 1859 - John Gassiot's (1797-1877) second paper describing an early observation of cathode rays, continuing article in our #27535. Also contains Arthur Cayley's "A Sixth Memoir Upon Quantics" (pp. 61-90) and William Farr's "On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England" (pp. 837-878). vi, [4], 16, [1]-930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing Figures of all the Recent Species, with Names and other Information

      1859 - XVpp., 24pl. chacune avec Londres, Simpkin, Marshall and co, 1859, in-8, XVpp, 24pl. chacune avec (1)f. Explicatif, percaline brique éditeur, titre en lettres dorées sur le 1° plat, tranches dorées, 24 planches en couleurs représentant des coquillages. PREMIERE EDITION. George Brettingham Sowerby II (1812-1884) est le fils de George Brettingham Sowerby I (1788-1854), naturaliste, illustrateur et conchyliologiste britannique. Il poursuit l’œuvre de son père sur les mollusques, notamment l'ouvrage intutulé "Thesaurus Conchyliorum". Ex-libris Geoffrey Taylor, 1878. Ex-libris manuscrit A.C. Leroy, 1902. Coiffes et coins us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nature-Printed British Ferns: being Figures and Descriptions of the Species and Varieties of Ferns found in gthe United Kingdom. 2 volumes complete.

      London; Bradbury Evansd and Co 1859 - Two volumes 8vo, contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered baords, the sides and corners blind ruled, the spine with gilt decorated raised bands, two dark green lettering pieces, the remaining compartments fully and finely decorated, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. VOLUME 1: half-title, lithograph title with coloured fern, title, vii-xvi, 254pp, 1-51 tissue-guarded coloured plates numbered 1-51. VOLUME 2: half-title, lithograph title-page with coloured fern, title-page, v-xi (verso blank), 368pp, tissue-guarded coloured plates numbered 52-114 plus 53, 56, 60, 73, 76, 90, 91 and 92 bis, making 122 plates as called for. Extremities slightly rubbed with some surface loss to lower corner volume 2; tissue-guards foxed, occasionally heavily, the plates very lightly foxed, if at all. A very handsome set of this remarkable production. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad...

      Washington, D.C., Beverley Tucker, 1859. Title continues: from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume X. 33d Congress, 2nd Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No 78. 93 plates, of which 18 are hand colored. This contains the zoological reports of all three expeditions; the erratic pagination treats the units individually. [1] Part III. Reptiles, 16 p., 13 plates; Part IV, Fishes, xiv, 400 p., 13 plates; [2] Beckwith Report: 9 p., 3 plates; 2) Birds, 16 p., 7 color plates; 3) Reptiles, [17]-20 p., 4 plates; 4) Fishes, [23]-27 p., 6 plates; index, 1 p.; [3] Whipple Report; 2) Mammals, 18 p., 6 plates; 3) Birds, [21]-35 p., 10 color plates; 4) Reptiles, [37]-45 p., 3 plates; 5) Fishes, [49]-55 p., 14 plates, index, pp. [61]-64; [4] Parke Report, 1) Birds, 21 p., 3 plates; 2) Reptiles, [23]-24 p., 1 plate; [5] Williamson Report, [8] p.; 1) Reptiles, 27 p., 8 plates; 2) Birds, [29]-80 p., 7 color plates; 3) Mammals, [81]-91 p., 10 plates; Index, [93]-97 p.; [6] Williamson, Sacramento Valley, 13 p., 4 plates. Important for the natural history of the American West. This beautifully printed book has been rebacked by Dragonfly Bindery and is in excellent condition. Stock#OB680.

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        Le cabinet satyrique ou recueil parfaict des vers piquans et gaillards de ce temps, tirés des secrets cabinets des sieurs de Sigognes, Regnier, Motin, Berthelot, Maynard et autres des plus signalez poètes du dix-septième siècle

      Duquesne|& Claudin 1859 - - Duquesne & Claudin, Gand & Paris 1859-1860, 10,5x18cm, 3 volumes reliés en 2. - Nouvelle édition complète, revue et corrigée imprimée à 134 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 116 sur vergé. Reliures en plein maroquin rouge, dos légèrement éclaircis à cinq nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, dates dorées en queues, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un jeu d'arabesques dorées composant une mandorle au centre de laquelle figure une allégorie dorée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, doubles filets sur les coupes, infimes accrocs sans aucune gravité sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, superbes reliures légèrement postérieures signées de Gaillard en queue du dos du premier volume. Bel exemplaire très élégamment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Complete new edition, revised and corrected printed 134 copies, one of ours on rod 116. Binders half red shagreen with corners, back with five nerves decorated with double black boxes to centers which include golden florets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, three corners bumped, bindings of the time. Provenance: Library of René Choppin Amedee with engraved bookplate an adhesive on contreplats. Nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1859 Psalms in McMac - Frederick Remington (Bookplate)

      Hardcover. Good. 1859 Psalms in McMac British and Foreign Bible Society/ Isaac Pitman. Frederick Remington (Bookplate)

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