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2018-07-07 07:16:25
Darwin, Charles
8vo. London: John Murray, 1859. 8vo, ix, 502 pp. with a folding diagram facing p. 117. A very good copy, rebound without the ads in contemporary three-quarter brown calf, rebacked with backstrip laid down, marbled paper boards, edges and endpapers, gilt pannelled backstrip with red morocco label, minor rubbing to the boards and backstrip, page 23/24 skillfully repaired. Inscribed on the title page “George Stuart White Captain 92nd Highlanders 1st September 1865”. Bookplate of John C. Hay on front paste down. First edition of the single most important scientific book ever published. “The publication of [On the Origin] ushered in a new era in our thinking about the nature of man. The intellectual revolution it caused and the impact it had on man’s concept of himself and the world were greater than those caused by the works of Copernicus, Newton, and the great physicists of more recent times. . . . Every modern discussion of man’s future, the population explosion, the struggle for existence, the purpose of man and the universe, and man’s place in nature rests on Darwin” (Ernst Mayr). Dibner 199. Freeman 373. Garrison and Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman Library I, 594. Printing and the Mind of Man 344b. 1250 copies were printed.Provenance: George Stuart White (1835-1912), officer of the British Army and recipient of the Victoria Cross; John C. Hay (bookplate); private collection, California.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
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2018-07-06 15:22:13
GAETA/Lazio: UMGEBUNG:
altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Josef Heicke n. Ivan Forray b. Rauh in Wien, 1859, 30,5 x 44 Aus dem sehr seltenen Werk über die Reise von Graf Ivan Forray "Utazási album". Die Route führe ihn über Italien und Malta nach Ägypten. Graf Forray verstarb 1852 und das Werk wurde in kleiner Auflage posthum herausgegeben. Zeigt wohl Formia (genauer gesagt Maranola) am Golf von Gaeta. Etwas fleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2018-07-05 07:35:33
Hooker, Joseph Dalton
Lovell Reeve, London. Hooker, Joseph (1817-1911). On the flora of Australia, its origin, affinities, and distribution; being an introductory essay to the Flora of Tasmania. Offprint from The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Vol. III (Flora Tasmaniae), part I (June, 1859). 4to. vii [1], cxxviii pp. London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. 310 x 250 mm. Half morocco c. 1859, gilt initials "P.L.A." on front cover, a little rubbed. Light browning, esp. to first 2 or 3 leaves, embossed stamp of the Public Library of South Australia on title and following leaf, but very good. First Separate Edition. The first important botanical work by a supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution via natural selection. Hooker, an eminent taxonomic botanist and plant geographer, had been a close friend of Darwin for many years, and was aware of Darwin's gradual progression toward a belief in the mutability of species, yet he did not begin fully to support Darwin's views until shortly after the publication of On the Origin of Species (1859). In his introduction to Flora Tasmaniae, the third volume of his massive Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Hooker publicly acknowledged his acceptance of Darwinian theory, which had come about "solely and entirely from an independent study of the plants themselves" (letter to W. H. Harvey, c. 1860). Hooker's expertise in taxonomy and plant geography made him an evolutionist: He was among the first botanists to offer the mutability and derivative origins of species as an explanation for … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience [Novato, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-07-04 17:22:36
DICKENS, Charles
London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: joehillstrom [Winchester, Virginia, US]
2018-07-03 07:27:50
Thomas Francis Wade
Hong Kong Government Publications, 1859. Hong Kong Government Publications. Very Good. 1859. Hardcover. Includes The Hsin Ching Lu, parts I (The Category of T'ien, Heaven, the Heavens, &c.), II (Amplifications of the Sacred Edict of K'ang Hsi), and III (Exercises in the Tones and Pronunciation of the Peking Dialect), written in both English and Chinese text, and The Peking Syllabary, all bound together. Top edge gilt. Half calf on marbled boards. Gilt particulars to spine, five raised bands. Marbled endpapers.; Folio 13" - 23" tall .
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2018-07-03 06:11:14
GRAY, Henry (1827-1861)
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. Tall 8vo (260 x 165 mm; 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.) xxxii, 754, [2] blank, 80 pp advertisements dated July 1859. Half-title. 363 wood-engravings in text after the drawings by H. V. Carter. Modern brown leather. A very good copy with characteristic light browning and intermittent marginal staining consistent with the book's use. Provenance: J. L. Mondloch (early 20th-century ink signature on half-title; possibly a physician from Montanta of that name, d. 1939). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Gray's landmark eponymous Anatomy, which remains the standard work on the subject some 160 years after the publication of the first edition. The short-lived Henry Gray won prizes for his essays on the optic nerves (1849) and on the spleen (1854), the latter of which contained important facts about its function that had remained undiscovered for seventy years. In 1855, Gray was approached by his colleague Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897) at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London with the idea of producing a comprehensive, inexpensive, and accessible text on anatomy for medical students. After the publication in London of the Anatomy in 1858, numerous errors were found in its dense and technical text. The publisher's notice in the American edition informs the reader that the book's "passage through the press has therefore been superintended by a competent professional" to ensure the improvement of the text. The American edition improved on the index of the British edition, and rearranged certain parts for easier comprehension. Ever evolving, Gray's Anato … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-06-30 05:57:02
HENRY, Rev. H. A.
San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1859. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 187pp. Blue cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Corners bumped, a few signatures a little sprung, a pleasing very good or better copy. Several early owner's names, mostly in pencil, and mostly from the Levy family, the most numerous being Hattie (Harriet?) Levy. Henry was the "Rabbi Preacher of Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco; Author of Class Book of Discourses on the principles of the belief of Israel, &c., &c." Scarce. Congregation Sherith Israel was the first Jewish Congregation in San Francisco, and the author, Henry A. Henry was Congregation Sherith Israel's first rabbi. Most copies located by *OCLC* are in California.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [U.S.A.]
2018-06-29 08:08:35
ANDRÁSSY, Manó.
Pest: Hermann Geibel, 1859. Elephant folio (595 x 425 mm). Original green half morocco, matching morocco-grain cloth sides, flat bands within gilt rules to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial vignette gilt to front cover, white moiré cloth endpapers, cloth inner hinges. Binding skilfully refurbished, customary general pale foxing. A very good copy. Hand-coloured tinted lithograph frontispiece and 15 similar plates by V. Adam, Eugene Ciceri. H. Clerget & Bayot, J. David, J. Laurens, and Bachelier after Andrássy and printed by Lemercier in Paris (all with with tissue-guards), wood-engraved title vignette, similar illustrations throughout the text. First illustrated edition, the first in German, of this outstanding account of big-game hunting in Asia, originally published in Hungarian in 1853. Count Manó Andrássy (1821–1891, his name given here as Emanuel Andrásy) was a traveller, collector, painter and caricaturist, who participated in his country's revolution in 1848, then fled to England during the Austrian invasion the following year; he thence travelled east. He later returned to Hungary, built mansions at Parnó, Betlér and Szulova, and played a leading role in the "regulation of the Tisza" river (concluded 1880). In 1857 he published Hazai vadaszatok es sport Magyaroszagon (Domestic Hunting and Sport in Hungary) which, like Reise in Ostindien, is a superbly illustrated volume. The plates here depict elephant hunting in Ceylon, rhinoceros, crocodile and deer hunting in Java, tiger-stalking near the Ganges, street scenes in Hong Kong and Calcut … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
2018-06-28 20:43:06
KIRCHHOFF, G. (GUSTAV ROBERT).- THE KEY TO THE NEW WORLD OF QUANTA - INTRODUCING "BLACK-BODY RADIATION"
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1860. Contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spine. A few scratches to spine. In "Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. von J.C. Poggendorff", Bd. 109. X,660 pp. and 4 folded engraved plates. Kirchhoff's papers: pp. 275-301 and pp. 148-150. Internally clean and fine. Small stamps to verso of titlepage and plates. ¶ First printing of a milestone paper by "The Grandfather of Quantum Theory" in which he formulates the law named after him, "KIRCHHOFF'S LAW", which was the "key to the whole thermodynamics of radiation. In the hands of Planck, Kirchhoff's successor to the Berlin chair, it proved to be the key to the new world of the quanta, well beyond Kirchhoff's conceptual horizon."(DSB, VII, p.382)."Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission was formulated in 1859 (Über das Verhältnis....) - the paper offered. It is at the same time the simplest and least understood law in physics. Kirchhoff's law states that given thermal equilibrium with an enclosure, the radiation inside will be always black, or normal, in a manner which is independent of the nature of the walls, or the objects they contain. This is known as the concept of universality. That is, that radiation within an enclosure can always be described by a universal function dependent only ontemperature and frequency. This universal function was first given us by Max Planck, in 1900. Kirchhoff's law STANDS AT THE HEARTH OF ALL MODERN ASTROPHYSICS. It is the basis for setting the temperature of the stars, for the gaseous model of the Sun, and for believing that we now know the temperature of the entire … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-27 21:18:56
GRAY, Henry (1827-1861)
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859. Tall 8vo (260 x 165 mm; 10¼ x 6½ in.). xxxii, 754, [2] blank, 80 pages advertisements dated July 1859. Half-title. 363 wood-engravings in text after the drawings by H. V. Carter. Modern brown leather. A very good copy with characteristic light browning and intermittent marginal staining consistent with the book's use. Provenance: J. L. Mondloch (early 20th-century ink signature on half-title; possibly a physician from Montana of that name, died 1939). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Henry Gray's landmark Anatomy, which remains the standard work on the subject some 160 years after the publication of the first edition. The short-lived English anatomist and surgeon Henry Gray won prizes for his essays on the optic nerves (1849) and on the spleen (1854), the latter of which contained important facts about its function that had remained undiscovered for seventy years. In 1855, Gray was approached by his colleague Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897) at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London with the idea of producing a comprehensive, inexpensive, and accessible text on anatomy for medical students. After the publication in London of the Anatomy in 1858, numerous errors were found in its dense and technical text. The publisher's notice in the American edition informs the reader that the book's "passage through the press has therefore been superintended by a competent professional" to ensure the improvement of the text. The American edition enhanced on the index of the British edition, and rearranged certain parts for easier comprehension. Ever e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]
2018-06-27 12:53:02
ANDRÁSSY, Manó.
Pest: Hermann Geibel, 1859. Elephant folio (595 x 425 mm). Original green half morocco, matching morocco-grain cloth sides, flat bands within gilt rules to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial vignette gilt to front cover, white moiré cloth endpapers, cloth inner hinges. Engraved bookplates of the French financier and politician Adoplhe d'Eichtal (1805-1895); and with the publisher's imposing large engraved label. Binding skilfully refurbished, customary general pale foxing. A very good copy. Hand-coloured tinted lithograph frontispiece and 15 similar plates by V. Adam, Eugene Ciceri. H. Clerget & Bayot, J. David, J. Laurens, and Bachelier after Andrássy and printed by Lemercier in Paris (all with with tissue-guards), wood-engraved title vignette, similar illustrations throughout the text. First illustrated edition, the first in German, of this outstanding account of big-game hunting in Asia, originally published in Hungarian in 1853. Count Manó Andrássy (1821-1891, his name given here as Emanuel Andrásy) was a traveller, collector, painter and caricaturist, who participated in his country's revolution in 1848, then fled to England during the Austrian invasion the following year; he thence travelled east. He later returned to Hungary, built mansions at Parnó, Betlér and Szulova, and played a leading role in the "regulation of the Tisza" river (concluded 1880). In 1857 he published Hazai vadaszatok es sport Magyaroszagon (Domestic Hunting and Sport in Hungary) which, like Reise in Ostindien, is a superbly illustrated volume. The plates here depict … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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2018-06-22 14:50:23
DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)
London: John Murray [through 1891], 1859. Early Reprint. Sixth Edition (forty-first thousand), with additions and corrections, of "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xxi,[1],432,[2,ads]pp, with folding lithographed diagram by William West (fronting p. 84), 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, patterned end papers. A superb copy, tightly bound, with bright gilt and clean, fresh pages virtually free of foxing; former owner's name and date (1892) on fly leaf. PMM 530b [describing the first edition of 1859]. Grolier, 100 Books Medicine, 70B, and Science, 23b. Freeman 438. The first edition of the Origin in which the word "evolution" was used (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 and a glossary, compiled by W. S. Dallas. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+.
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [U.S.A.]
2018-06-22 06:50:41
DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)
London: John Murray [through 1891], 1859. Early Reprint. Sixth Edition (forty-first thousand), with additions and corrections, of "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xxi,[1],432,[2,ads]pp, with folding lithographed diagram by William West (fronting p. 84), 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, patterned end papers. A superb copy, tightly bound, with bright gilt and clean, fresh pages virtually free of foxing; former owner's name and date (1892) on fly leaf. PMM 530b [describing the first edition of 1859]. Grolier, 100 Books Medicine, 70B, and Science, 23b. Freeman 438. The first edition of the Origin in which the word "evolution" was used (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 and a glossary, compiled by W. S. Dallas. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+.
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [U.S.A.]
2018-06-21 15:21:30
Bonaparte Gerolamo (1784-1860)
1859. Breve ma straordinaria missiva con la quale Bonaparte comunica la firma del trattato di pace ("La paix a etè signee [...]") anticipandone a Clotilde uno dei contenuti fondamentali per l'assetto del futuro stato italiano "La Lombardie est a Votre Père". Di grande interesse storico.
Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli [IT]
2018-06-21 08:27:34
Firenze, Tip. Soliani, nn.1-200 (12 agosto 1859-31 dicembre 1860). In 4, in ogni numero figura la stessa testata (scena animata con Arlecchino), numer. vignette satiriche a mezza o piena pagina, leg. m.pelle (staccata e guasta), tit. dor. al dorso. Qq. fioritura. Le pp. dei nn. 198 e 199 sono in fotocopia così come le pp. strappate dei nn. 81,122, e 200. Raro periodico con i supplementi ai nn. 65,78,101. Qq. pagina brunita e qq. fioritura. L'Arlecchino nacque come giornale umoristico quotidiano, poi divenne un giornale umoristico con vignette e, infine, un giornale serio umoristico con caricature. Iniziò le pubblicazioni a Firenze il 12 agosto 1859, cessò le pubblicazioni l' 11 ottobre 1861, per riapparire dal 12 luglio 1868 al 27 settembre 1868 e, in successive piccole serie, fino alla fine del secolo. Diretto da Enrico Soliani, presentava caricature di Pellegrini (Ape) e di Foggi, nascondendo i collaboratori sotto pseudonimi burleschi quali, ad esempio, Matteo Baccalà e Isidoro Carota.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-21 06:34:04
Hooker, Joseph Dalton
Lovell Reeve, London. Hooker, Joseph (1817-1911). On the flora of Australia, its origin, affinities, and distribution; being an introductory essay to the Flora of Tasmania. Offprint from The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Vol. III (Flora Tasmaniae), part I (June, 1859). 4to. vii [1], cxxviii pp. London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. 310 x 250 mm. Half morocco c. 1859, gilt initials "P.L.A." on front cover, a little rubbed. Light browning, esp. to first 2 or 3 leaves, embossed stamp of the Public Library of South Australia on title and following leaf, but very good. First Separate Edition. The first important botanical work by a supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution via natural selection. Hooker, an eminent taxonomic botanist and plant geographer, had been a close friend of Darwin for many years, and was aware of Darwin's gradual progression toward a belief in the mutability of species, yet he did not begin fully to support Darwin's views until shortly after the publication of On the Origin of Species (1859). In his introduction to Flora Tasmaniae, the third volume of his massive Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Hooker publicly acknowledged his acceptance of Darwinian theory, which had come about "solely and entirely from an independent study of the plants themselves" (letter to W. H. Harvey, c. 1860). Hooker's expertise in taxonomy and plant geography made him an evolutionist: He was among the first botanists to offer the mutability and derivative origins of species as an explanation for … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience [Novato, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-19 08:54:07
GERSTACKER (F.)
Traduites de l'allemand par Gustave Revilliod. Genève, Jules-Gme Fick, 1859, in-8, cartonnage percaline bleu vif, dos lisse, filets et rinceaux à froid encadrant les plats [Cart. de l'époque], directes taches d'encre sur le premier plat et quelques piqures. 260 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. et 6 gravures hors texte. Howes 3995. California local history, 15823. Cowan, I, 96 ; II, 234. Graff, 1541. Voir Sabin 27188 (qui ne cite que la seconde édition de 1860). Édition originale de la traduction française, enrichie de 6 belles eaux-fortes sur chine collé qui ne figurent pas dans l'édition originale allemande (Leipzig, 1856). Description des moeurs et coutumes en Californie (combat de taureaux ; une nuit dans une maison de jeu à San-Francisco ; le mexicain aux mines de Californie?). Les planches décrivent la vie en Californie du temps des mines d'or. Observateur attentif, Gerstäcker a écrit de nombreux livres sur la Californie, traduits ultérieurement en anglais pour la plupart. De la bibliothèque Irvin L. Edelstein (ex-libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE CHAMONAL [Paris, France]
2018-06-19 06:53:57
SOWERBY, John E. & JOHNSON, Charles
Henry G. Bohn, 1859. First Edition. 2 vols in 1, 80 fine hand-coloured plates. A very good clean copy , rebound utilising the original front board and spine, the rear board in new green cloth. Pritzel 8793.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-06-18 07:11:59
Hooker, Joseph Dalton
London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. Hooker, Joseph (1817-1911). On the flora of Australia, its origin, affinities, and distribution; being an introductory essay to the Flora of Tasmania. Offprint from The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Vol. III (Flora Tasmaniae), part I (June, 1859). 4to. vii [1], cxxviii pp. London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. 310 x 250 mm. Half morocco c. 1859, gilt initials "P.L.A." on front cover, a little rubbed. Light browning, esp. to first 2 or 3 leaves, embossed stamp of the Public Library of South Australia on title and following leaf, but very good. First Separate Edition. The first important botanical work by a supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution via natural selection. Hooker, an eminent taxonomic botanist and plant geographer, had been a close friend of Darwin for many years, and was aware of Darwin's gradual progression toward a belief in the mutability of species, yet he did not begin fully to support Darwin's views until shortly after the publication of On the Origin of Species (1859). In his introduction to Flora Tasmaniae, the third volume of his massive Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', Hooker publicly acknowledged his acceptance of Darwinian theory, which had come about "solely and entirely from an independent study of the plants themselves" (letter to W. H. Harvey, c. 1860). Hooker's expertise in taxonomy and plant geography made him an evolutionist: He was among the first botanists to offer the mutability and derivative origins of species as an explana … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-06-18 05:56:30
Paris: Henri Charpentier, 1859. LA VIE ET LES MYSTERES DE LA BIENHEUREUSE VIERGE MARIES, MERE DE DIEU1859; 1st Edition; Paris Henri Charpentier; Full Folio Leather; Illustrated by Lemercier Lithograph Co.; French Text; About 150 Pages; w12"xh16.6"; Very Rare!ATTRIBUTES:•Magnificent full folio Red morocco leather cover design,•Eight Green and Brown leather inlays to each side,•Brilliant gold floral borders, Virgin Mary centerpiece, •Angels/Musical instrument cartouches to upper/lower center corners,•Navy blue leather inlay around centerpiece, •Fine gold floral binding with Mary/Baby Jesus pictorial,•Gold gilded cover/inner cover edges, White silk moire end pages,•Gold gilded page edges, 94 Brilliant Chromolithograph pages with Gold illumination,•Tissue Guards throughout, Red text to chapter pages, Gothic Style,•And a Great Read!BACKGROUND: •Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran. The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin; according to Christian teaching she conceived Jesus while a virgin, through the Holy Spirit. The miraculous conception took place when she was already betrothed to Joseph. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.CONDITION:•Condition is Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, little rubbing to colored leather parts on boards, little color added to a few scuffs near edges, rubbed spine bands, few blemishes to end pages, some wrinkles/small lower tear to one tissue guard, spotting on a page or two, other … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [U.S.A.]
2018-06-17 08:32:02
SEYMOUR, Sir George. LUCAS, John Lindsay [1807-1874]; THOMAS, Robert Strickland Thomas (1787-1853)
1859. Both paintings are in fine original condition and are currently undergoing conservation byDavid Stein & Co. to remove grime and other remediable results of aging. The fine original frames, which have had some surface damage over the last 150 years, are also being carefully restored by the Stein studio. A report on the conservation work is available.. [1] Signed and inscribed 'no 2 admiral/ Sir G.F. Seymour *.*.*./ John Lucas.' (on reverse); oil on canvas, unlined 1428 x 1118 mm. Circa 1856-59; [2] Signed lower right, inscribed on stretcher, oil on canvas, unlined 514 x 722 mm. 1848. A magnificent pair of Pacific paintings, commissioned by Admiral Seymour: the superb large portrait of the Admiral as commander-in-chief at Portsmouth is accompanied by a striking painting of his ship the Collingwood at Bora Bora during his command of the Pacific Station.Brief details are given here. A much fuller cataloguing and extensive contextualisation is available on request.[1] LUCAS, John Lindsay (1807-1874). Portrait of Admiral Sir George Seymour.The imposing full-length portrait depicts George Francis Seymour, not long after he had served as commander-in-chief of the Pacific Station, at one of the high-points of his career, as commander-in-chief at Portsmouth, with his flagship HMS Victory resting at anchor behind him and proudly wearing his naval uniform and all the regalia of his rank. "An intelligent and resourceful officer, successful in all his commands" (ODNB), Seymour had first shipped as a 10-year-old in 1797 under the command of Edward Riou, who had himself served wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books [Australia]
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2018-06-17 07:42:31
BERGSON
BERGSON (Henri). Né à Paris. 1859-1941. Philosophe français. Prix Nobel de littérature en 1927. L.A.S. « H. Bergson » à un collègue. Paris, 20 mars 1923. 1 page 1/2 in-8 "Bergson se dit ...très touché de l'honneur que me fait la C.T.I. [Confédération des Travailleurs Intellectuels de France] en m'invitant à présider sa séance inaugurale [...] mais je suis surchargé de travail et, de plus, extrêmement fatigué et indisposé. Depuis plusieurs mois je n'ai pas pu me donner une demi-journée de vacance ; je travaille dimanches et fêtes ; je suis à bout de forces. J'ai dû, cette semaine, renoncer à aller présider les séances de nos sous-commissions à Bruxelles..."
Bookseller: Galerie Paul Blaizot [France, Paris]
2018-06-15 22:19:25
Firenze, Tip. Soliani, nn.1-200 (12 agosto 1859-31 dicembre 1860). In 4, in ogni numero figura la stessa testata (scena animata con Arlecchino), numer. vignette satiriche a mezza o piena pagina, leg. m.pelle (staccata e guasta), tit. dor. al dorso. Qq. fioritura. Le pp. dei nn. 198 e 199 sono in fotocopia così come le pp. strappate dei nn. 81,122, e 200. Raro periodico con i supplementi ai nn. 65,78,101. Qq. pagina brunita e qq. fioritura. L'Arlecchino nacque come giornale umoristico quotidiano, poi divenne un giornale umoristico con vignette e, infine, un giornale serio umoristico con caricature. Iniziò le pubblicazioni a Firenze il 12 agosto 1859, cessò le pubblicazioni l' 11 ottobre 1861, per riapparire dal 12 luglio 1868 al 27 settembre 1868 e, in successive piccole serie, fino alla fine del secolo. Diretto da Enrico Soliani, presentava caricature di Pellegrini (Ape) e di Foggi, nascondendo i collaboratori sotto pseudonimi burleschi quali, ad esempio, Matteo Baccalà e Isidoro Carota.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-15 22:13:26
[Auger, Charles]
Paris & Strasbourg, Veuve Berger-Levrault & fils, 1859. Folio (465 x 310 mm). Title, 2 pp. (list of plates), 147 plans and tables (the majority folding). Contemporary half cloth with original printed boards. The monumental atlas volume of this French General Staff account of the most famous operation of the Crimean War. "This book was compiled by General Charles Auger (1809-59), Deputy Chief of Staff of the artillery of the army of the East, based on the original notes of artillery officers who took part in the siege; it was reviewed by the General Thiry, artillery commander of the Eastern army" (cf. Brunet). The Siege of Sevastopol lasted from September 1854 until September 1855, during the Crimean War. The French, Ottoman, and British allies landed at Eupatoria on 14 September 1854, intending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol, the capital of the Crimea, with 50,000 men. The 56-kilometre traverse took a year of fighting against the Russian forces. Major battles along the way were conducted, and finally, Sevastopol surrendered in September 1855. During the siege, the allied navy undertook six bombardments of the capital, on 17 October 1854; 9 April, 6 June, 17 June, 17 August, and 5 September 1855. The Russian field army withdrew before the allies could encircle it. The siege was the culminating struggle for the strategic Russian port in 1854-55 and was the final episode in the Crimean War. - Boards soiled and rubbed along edges, scattered spotting throughout, some paper flaws. Bookplates of the Bourges Artillery School on the pastedown, cancelled and with later bookp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
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2018-06-15 07:22:03
Boswell, James
H. G. Bohn, London 1859. Opb, , 10 Baende, in good conition , [AZ8B,2],() . Englisch 1200g [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Petri [Jena, Germany]
2018-06-14 21:25:56
jacques loeb
University of Chicago, 1900 and others, 1859. *8 scarce offprints by Jacques Loeb. Titles included: On Ion-Proteid Compounds and their Role in the Mechanics of Life Phenomena. I. The Poisonous Character of a Pure NaCl Solution (1900); On an Apparently New Form of Muscular Irritability (Contact Irritability?) Produced by Solutions of Salts (Preferably Sodium Salts) whose Anions are Liable to Form Insoluble Calcium Compounds (1901); 2. Further Experiments on Heterogeneous Hybridization in Echinoderms 3. Influence of Calcium and Barium on the Secretory Activity of the Kidney 4. Note on the Galvanotropic Reactions of the Meduse Polyorchis Penicillata A. Agassiz (1904); On Chemical Methods by which the Eggs of a Mollusc (Lottia Gigantea) can be Caused to Become Mature (1905); Uber die Ursachen der Giftigkeit einer reinen Chlornatriumlosung und ihrer Entgiftung durch K und Ca. (1906); Uber die Hemmung der zerstorenden Wirkung neutraler Salzlosungen auf das befruchtete Ei mittels Cyankalium (1910); Uber die Hemmung der Giftwirkung von Hydroxylionen auf das Seeigelei mittels Cyankalium (1910); Warum hemmt Natriumcyanid die Giftwirkung einer Chlornatriumlosung fur das Seeigelie? (1910) Mostly in Very Good condition. Ownership signature of: A. W. Greeley (worked with Loeb at Woods Hole) not to be confused with the Polar explorer. One inscribed "With the Author's Compliments" in pen on front cover. Some have numbers in orange pencil on cover. Some of the other authors associated with the above: Hardolph Wasteneys, John Bruce MacCallum, Frank W. Bancroft.
Bookseller: Bookshop Robinson Street Books [US]
2018-06-12 07:01:05
Thomas Francis Wade
Hong Kong Government Publications, 1859. Hong Kong Government Publications. Very Good. 1859. Includes The Hsin Ching Lu, parts I (The Category of T'ien, Heaven, the Heavens, &c.), II (Amplifications of the Sacred Edict of K'ang Hsi), and III (Exercises in the Tones and Pronunciation of the Peking Dialect), written in both English and Chinese text, and The Peking Syllabary, all bound together. Top edge gilt. Half calf on marbled boards. Gilt particulars to spine, five raised bands. Marbled endpapers.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA [U.S.A.]
2018-06-10 22:10:21
Charles Dickens
Chapman and Hall, London 1859. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1859 with no additional dates. Page 213 misnumbered. Signature b present on the list of plates. Misspelling of affectionately on page 134, line 12. Bound with the original blue wrapper cover. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning.
Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books [US]
2018-06-09 16:08:13
Collaborateurs : MM. Saint-Prosper, De Sauvigny, Duponchel, Korff, Belloe, Martin et De Lostalot-Bachoué. Édition conforme à l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Impériale :
Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne Frères (1851-1859). gr.8° IV., 508 S., 2 Bll. + 33 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.) / IX., 480 S., 1 Bl. + 30 (st.31) Stahlstichtaf. / 618 S., 1 Bl. + 38 (st.39) Stahlstichtaf. / 546 S., 1 Bl. + 46 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.) / VIII., 476 S. + 29 (st.30) Stahlstichtaf. / 492 S., 1 Bl. + 31 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.) /II., 503 S., 1 Bl. + 30 (st.31) Stahlstichtaf. / 579 S., 1 Bl. + 33 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.) / 539 S., 1 Bl. + 31 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.) / 489 S., 1 Bl. +31 Stahlstichtaf. (cplt.). = In 10 Halblederbänden der Zeit m. Rückenvergoldung. = Le Monde. 10 Bände cplt. mit 332 Stahlstichtafeln. Gut erhaltene, vollständige Reihe. Die Stahlstiche sind fast alle braunfleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Heiner Henke [Passau, Germany]
2018-06-08 15:46:26
Auger, Charles].
Paris & Strasbourg, Veuve Berger-Levrault & fils, 1859. Folio (465 x 310 mm). Title, 2 pp. (list of plates), 147 plans and tables (the majority folding). Contemporary half cloth with original printed boards. The monumental atlas volume of this French General Staff account of the most famous operation of the Crimean War. "This book was compiled by General Charles Auger (1809-59), Deputy Chief of Staff of the artillery of the army of the East, based on the original notes of artillery officers who took part in the siege; it was reviewed by the General Thiry, artillery commander of the Eastern army" (cf. Brunet). The Siege of Sevastopol lasted from September 1854 until September 1855, during the Crimean War. The French, Ottoman, and British allies landed at Eupatoria on 14 September 1854, intending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol, the capital of the Crimea, with 50,000 men. The 56-kilometre traverse took a year of fighting against the Russian forces. Major battles along the way were conducted, and finally, Sevastopol surrendered in September 1855. During the siege, the allied navy undertook six bombardments of the capital, on 17 October 1854; 9 April, 6 June, 17 June, 17 August, and 5 September 1855. The Russian field army withdrew before the allies could encircle it. The siege was the culminating struggle for the strategic Russian port in 1854-55 and was the final episode in the Crimean War. - Boards soiled and rubbed along edges, scattered spotting throughout, some paper flaws. Bookplates of the Bourges Artillery School on the pastedown, cancelled and with later bookp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-06-08 15:46:26
Paris et Strasbourg Veuve Berger-Levrault & Fils 1859 Halbleder / half-leer / demi-veau / half leather zeitgenössisch / uit dezelfde tijd / époque / contemporary , 4°, xv, [1] 719 pages / xii, 681 pages, sans l'atlas!! Bibliothekstempel / bibliotheekstempel / cachet de bibliothèque / librarystamp bon état, Kapital beschädigt Versand D: 9,00 EUR Militaria
Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints - Florian Bernd [Austria]
2018-06-07 07:24:59
GILLE, Florent.
Paris, Gide, 1859.8vo. Original cloth, a.e.g. (spine sl. discoloured, sl. stained). With folding lithographed map, and 30 woodengraved plates and illustrations. (4),IV,544 pp.First edition. - The author provides an indepth narrative of his travels, initiated by medical advice, across the Caucasus. His description of the journey from St Petersburg to Athens, which began in July 1858, includes much topographical, ethnological and botanical information about the lands he traverses, Caucasus, Georgiae, Chechnya, Armenia and the Crimea. The illustrations and plates depicting costumes, views and scenes. - (Sl. foxed).Cat. Russica I p.459; Chadenat 2892.
Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE Rare Books [Netherlands]
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2018-06-07 06:43:13
Dickens, Charles
Chapman, 1859. A very good, first edition, first issue, rebound in leather, with all first issue points. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy has the first issue points. Foxing, all plates and some pages have been inserted. All plates and pages are present, except no publisher's catalog, which is not present in all copies. Housed in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.
Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books [US]
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2018-06-07 00:17:27
Baudelaire Charles
Baudelaire Charles . Théophile Gautier . Paris, Poulet Malassis et de Broise, 1859. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge de l’époque. Tête dorée. Faux-titre, frontispice (portrait de Théophile Gautier à l'eau-forte), titre (sous serpente), III pp. (lettre de Victor Hugo à Charles Baudelaire), 68 pp. Un des quelques exemplaires sur Hollande (leur tirage n’est pas connu). Petites rousseurs tout en haut de certains feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gif livres anciens [issy les moulineaux, France]
2018-06-06 21:13:03
DICKENS, Charles
London|Chapman and Hall|1859. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. First Edition, First Issue of "A Tale of Two Cities" DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue. With all eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 205 x 135 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and engraved vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. Without the publisher's catalog bound at the end which is not considered essential by Smith. Contemporary three-quarter green pebbled calf over marbled paper boards. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Inner margin of frontispiece and title-page reinforced. Some minor rubbing to board edges. A bit of foxing to plates, but text is mainly clean. A tiny 1 cm tear repaired on plate facing page 136. Overall a very good copy. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens's periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickens's return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the author's final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens's most evocative and most s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-06 21:13:03
DICKENS, Charles
Chapman and Hall. Illustrated by H.K. Browne, 8vo, newly re-bound in full red morocco. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. The title page & frontispiece are heavily foxed; some other plates are lightly foxed, but otherwise a clean copy. Second issue, without typographic misprints on pp. 134 & 213; "b" signature on list of plates. Very good(+). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-06 21:13:03
DICKENS, Charles
London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., 8-5/8" x 5-3/4", page 213 correctly numbered, frontis additional engraved title, and 14 engraved plates by by H.K. Browne, bound in 1/2 tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered red and green morocco spine labels, marbled edges, pastedowns and endpapers, plates clean and bright, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, a VERY GOOD copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA [Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-06-06 21:13:02
DICKENS, CHARLES.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First Edition; first binding; publisher's maroon cloth; 32 page publisher's catalogue (not present in all copies); owner's 20th century ink notation on the front free endpaper; hinges and spine archivally mended (not rebacked or recased); some foxing; a very good copy. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A. [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-06 21:13:02
Dickens, Charles
Chapman, 1859. A very good, first edition, first issue, rebound in leather, with all first issue points. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy has the first issue points. Foxing, all plates and some pages have been inserted. All plates and pages are present, except no publisher's catalog, which is not present in all copies. Housed in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bookbid [Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-06 21:13:02
DICKENS, Charles.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (226 x 150 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, raised bands to spine, compartments lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, triple rule in blind to covers, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece, title vignette, and 14 plates. Spine sunned, extending onto top of rear board, extremities rubbed, a couple of scuff marks to base of front cover, occasional foxing throughout the text block. A very good copy. First edition, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. 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.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-06 21:13:01
DICKENS, Charles.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. 8 numbers bound in 7 monthly parts, as issued. Original pale blue pictorial wrappers. Housed in a custom green cloth folding chemise within a green quarter morocco box, spine lettered in gilt, green cloth sides. Frontispiece, vignette title, and 14 plates by H. K. Browne, with tissue-guards. Very minor wear to spine ends, a few nicks at extremities, front joint of parts I and V split at foot, discreet repair to foot of spine of part II, a few nicks, fox marks and creases to contents. Overall an excellent, bright set. First edition, in the original monthly parts, with all the requisite first issue points as listed by Hatton and Cleaver, except for variant advertisements at rear of parts II, III and VI. The plates, often worn and faint due to the number of impressions, are here clear and defined. Eckel states that only the original parts of Pickwick Papers and Sketches by Boz exceed the parts of A Tale of Two Cities in scarcity (Eckel, p. 86). Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains one of his best known and most widely read works. Loosely inserted are three previous catalogue slips for the set, one with a manuscript annotation placing it in A. S. W. Rosenbach's 1940 catalogue.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
2018-06-05 07:31:36
HAMBURG JEWRY (including Members of Ahronheim; Froschels; Bauer; Dorr Families)
The album is a quarto size in full contemporary chocolate brown morocco, worn at extremities, each board with heavy large embossed cartouches top and bottom, titles "POESIE" on front board, all eldges gilt. The poems occupy the first 41 pages; the rest are blank. There are also threee full page highly finished pencil drawings by Julius Caspar, Trudi van Damm and Leo Froschels. Authors of the poems include: L. Ahronheim; Hinna Samson; Pauline Bauer; J. von Froschels; Betty Froschels; ; Anna Bauer; Julius Caspar; Herm Sussmann; Rud Hahn; Lea Rocamora; Therese van Damm; Moritz Raliski; Sara Marcus; H. Lange; Luise Tobies; O. Dorr; Friedrich Dorr; Amalie Dorr; Moritz Beyfus; Adele Elias; Rosalie Ahronheim; Hermann Joseph; Adolph Ahronheim; Minna Hildebrandt; Sara Hahn. The Hamburg/Altona Jewish community was one of the largest in Germany in the 19th century. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [Johannesburg, South Africa]
2018-06-03 07:20:53
USA / United States: NEW YORK:
kol. Lithographie v. M. Dripps, dat. 1859, 45,6 x 29,1 (H) Aus: Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York (1860 edition). - Mit den alten Faltungen, ohne jeden Einriss und tadellos erhalten. - Am linken und rechten Rand Erklärungen.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
2018-06-03 06:19:22
Smiles,Samuel
London: John Murray, 1859. Classic of the Self-HelpethicSmiles,Samuel. Self-Help:With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859Octavo, 7.5 x 5.5 ins, original purple/brown cloth, covers panelled and ruled in blind with floral central motif, spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, original brown endpapers with faint cracks on inner hinge of endpapers, pp.xii + 343, Edmonds & Remnants binders label on back inner endpaper, an excellent copy.First edition. Samuel Smiles [1812-1904], was a Scottish writer, and social reformer.Self-Help became an immediate best-seller and one of the Victorian's most important statements on the virtues of hard work, thrift and perserverance. Smiles was a critic of rapacity and complacent affluence and advocated virtues central to the projects of other 19th century institutions that actively encouraged cultivation of the intellectual and moral working-class self such as mechanics' institutes, public libraries and people's colleges.Smiles later developed this theme with Character 1871, Thrift 1875, and Duty1880. With Charles Darwin's On the origin of species and John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, one of the influential books first published in 1859.This first edition is infrequent and uncommon on the market, especially in the original cloth binding, unrestored and in excellent condition.Printing and the Mind of Man, 346. Peter Sinnema, 'Introduction' to Samuel Smiles 'Self Help'. Oxford 2002. See Tom Butler-Bowdon's review at www.butler-bowdon.com/samuel-smiles---self-help.html
Bookseller: Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-06-01 06:30:18
GAETA/Lazio: UMGEBUNG:
altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Josef Heicke n. Ivan Forray b. Rauh in Wien, 1859, 30,5 x 44 Aus dem sehr seltenen Werk über die Reise von Graf Ivan Forray "Utazási album". Die Route führe ihn über Italien und Malta nach Ägypten. Graf Forray verstarb 1852 und das Werk wurde in kleiner Auflage posthum herausgegeben. Zeigt wohl Formia (genauer gesagt Maranola) am Golf von Gaeta. Etwas fleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Berlin, Germany]
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2018-05-27 11:17:28
Auger, Charles].
Paris & Strasbourg, Veuve Berger-Levrault & fils, 1859. Folio (465 x 310 mm). Title, 2 pp. (list of plates), 147 plans and tables (the majority folding). Contemporary half cloth with original printed boards. The monumental atlas volume of this French General Staff account of the most famous operation of the Crimean War. "This book was compiled by General Charles Auger (1809-59), Deputy Chief of Staff of the artillery of the army of the East, based on the original notes of artillery officers who took part in the siege; it was reviewed by the General Thiry, artillery commander of the Eastern army" (cf. Brunet). The Siege of Sevastopol lasted from September 1854 until September 1855, during the Crimean War. The French, Ottoman, and British allies landed at Eupatoria on 14 September 1854, intending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol, the capital of the Crimea, with 50,000 men. The 56-kilometre traverse took a year of fighting against the Russian forces. Major battles along the way were conducted, and finally, Sevastopol surrendered in September 1855. During the siege, the allied navy undertook six bombardments of the capital, on 17 October 1854; 9 April, 6 June, 17 June, 17 August, and 5 September 1855. The Russian field army withdrew before the allies could encircle it. The siege was the culminating struggle for the strategic Russian port in 1854-55 and was the final episode in the Crimean War. - Boards soiled and rubbed along edges, scattered spotting throughout, some paper flaws. Bookplates of the Bourges Artillery School on the pastedown, cancelled and with later bookp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-05-27 07:12:04
McClintock Captain [Francis L.]
London: John Murray, 1859. First Edition. Illustrated with four maps of which three are folding, folding facsimile of the record found of Franklin's expedition, the large folding map at the rear, in pocket and fourteen engraved illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher's original royal blue cloth, the upper cover with design of the 'Fox' in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt, spine and covers blocked in blind. xxvii, 403, [3ads] pp. A very good copy with only light age-wear or evidence of age, inner hinges sometime strengthened expertly and sympathetically. FIRST EDITION IN PLEASING CONDITION. 'The McClintock Arctic Expedition of 1857 was a British effort to locate the last remains of the lost Franklin Arctic Expedition. Led by Captain Francis Leopold McClintock aboard the steam yacht 'Fox,' the expedition spent two years in the region and ultimately returned with the only written message from the doomed expedition. McClintock and crew were awarded the Arctic medal in recognition of their achievements. When John Rae reported that found artifacts and Inuit testimony placed the death of final members of Franklin's lost expedition near Back's Great Fish River in 1850, Lady Jane Franklin called for an expedition to locate these remains. A secondary goal was to secure any possible claim by Franklin as to discovery of the Northwest Passage. To be led by McClintock, who had participated in the Arctic explorations of Sir John Ross, Horatio Austin and Henry Kellett, it was the fifth expedition privately financed by Franklin's widow, as by this time the British govern … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-05-20 12:37:25
MILL, John Stuart
London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (194 x 123 mm). [5] 6-207 [1], [4] pp., including 4 pp. of smaller-sized publisher's advertisements tipped in at end. Original publisher's plum cloth with blind-stamped borders and spine lettered in gilt (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities and boards little rubbed, corners worn). Pages untrimmed. Internally only little age-toned, a few annotations in light pencil, small ink spot to fore-edge. Provenance: David Rowland (ink inscription dated 1859 to front pastedown), The 19th Century Shop (card loosly inserted). A near fine, clean copy. ---- PMM 345; Schumpeter, pp. 430, 528. - FIRST EDITION of 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. Mill's "most widely read book ... represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine ... Mill realized that the 'greatest good' of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual. Hitherto, liberty had always been considered relative, in relation to tyranny or oppression: Mill extended tyranny to include a custom-ridden majority, and declared that 'the sole end for which mankind is justified in interfering with liberty of action is self-protection.' ... Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have n … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2018-05-18 07:24:31
Andrasy, Emanuel
Hermann Geibel, Pest, Hungary, 1859. Beautiful and important exploration book by Count Emanuel Andrasy travels to East India, Bengal, Ceylon, China with woodcuts and 16 colored paintings after the original sketches in lithograph. All 16 tissue guarded plates present and in fine condition. Slight foxing mostly outside of the colorful images. More photos available on request. Size: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mark Holmen - BookMark [Albuqureque, NM, U.S.A.]
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