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2018-10-27 14:26:19
Audubon, John James
New York: V.G. Audubon and Roe Lockwood & Son, 1859. Third edition. Seven volumes, royal 8vo (11 inches by 7 inches) bound in publisher's full brown morocco, stamped in gilt and blind, gilt edges. 500 hand colored lithographs printed by J.T. Bowen. Usual scattered foxing, otherwise in fine condition. "Although the text of the third edition is virtually the same as that of previous editions...a number of the plates have been changed dramatically.... The tints behind most of the birds remain, as in the second state, but in some cases the background was changed .... [In] other cases, the plates have been completely redrawn," Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work", pp. 115-125.
Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books [UNITED STATES]
2018-10-27 14:11:32
London: Dean & Son, (c. 1859). Small quarto. 8ff., printed one side only. Each page with a pop-up image folded over the text. Each pop-up bears three layers: a background, a middle ground with the characters of the particular scene, and the foreground with baskets, clothing, or other items scattered on the ground. A red ribbon connects the layers and extends long enough for the reader to pull the pop-up into an upright position. Advertisements for other Dean & Son publications act as endpapers. All images intact, with six of eight ribbons still of original length. Bound in green cloth-backed pictorial paper over boards. Some rubbing to boards and corners, else near fine.
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers [USA]
2018-10-26 17:02:43
London: Dean & Son, (1859). Small quarto. (8)ff. Eight hand-colored engravings, all with movable parts. These movable images are operated through paper tabs and show the titular old woman with a host of animals as she tries to tame her newly purchased pig. The text of the story lies below each illustration. Publisher's advertisements on endpapers. Evidence of paper repairs, offsetting from images, exterior rubbed, else near fine in orange pictorial boards.
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers [USA]
2018-10-23 21:34:33
C F Morse
Galata Constantinople: printed by D. Zankoff, 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 140; Roman and Cyrillic types; bound with: Morse, C. F., Rev., & Constantine Vasiliev. An English and Bulgarian Vocabulary in two parts..., Constantinople, printed by A. Minasian, 1860, pp. 252; Roman and Cyrillic types; lexicon in double column; together 2 volumes in 1, contemporary quarter black sheep over marbled boards, rubbed and worn, but sound. The first editions of both the earliest Bulgarian grammar and Bulgarian dictionary in English. Neither in Zaunmuller nor Vancil. Lewanski 83 (dictionary only). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-23 20:56:37
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [2], 144; diagrams and figures throughout the text; a fine, unopened copy in original blindstamped green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. This copy inscribed by Stephen Spender "24 April '96 / To Kitaj, with thanks and best wishes from Stephen." The recipient is Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932-2007), the American-born artist who spent much of his life in England. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-23 20:52:12
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Boston: Phillips, Samson & Co, 1859. First edition, large paper issue, BAL's state 'B' (without illustrations), BAL's binding 'A'; 8vo, pp. viii, 373; orig. brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a.e.g.; some minor rubbing, one central signature starting, else a very good, sound copy. "According to contemporary evidence. .. Holmes was displeased with the illustrations and ordered them excised." BAL 9093. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-23 18:12:13
Laurence Oliphant
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1859. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xiv, 492; xi, [1], 496; 5 folding maps, 20 colored lithographs, plus a number of wood-engraved illustrations in the text; contemporary three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards; spines slightly sunned; very good and sound. "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 Hongkong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin" (DNB). Cordier, Sinica, 2376; Japonica, 546. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-23 12:20:53
Charles Dickens
1859. For sale is a fine and rare FIRST ISSUE of the first edition of the original parts of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Published London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly; And At The Office Of All The Year Round, 11, Wellington Street, North. MDCCCLIX. 254p.p. A full suite of 16 illustrations by H.K. Browne. Tall 8vo. Beautifully bound in very fine contemporaneous green calf. Raised bands to the spine, in gilt, and the title and author's name to a morocco label, in gilt. Original marbled endpapers and page edges. This wonderful example boasts all of Smith's first state textual errors, including p.213 mispaginated p.113. Bound without the List of Plates, which is often encountered, as it was bound from the original parts Externally it remains in really very pleasing order; the calf is largely fresh and the gilt crisp and bright, and the boards also. Occasional trivial extraneous rubbing, but this does not hinder its handsome finish. Internally, this example is without doubt one of the cleanest examples of this title we have handled; only a tiny amount of light spotting to a few text leaves. The vignette and frontis have spotting, as is predictable. The impressions to the plates are extraordinarily bright and bold - making them a very early, and important, set in the print run of the plates. Overall, this is an opportunity not to be missed. It is one of the hardest-to-find Dickens first editions, particularly in the First State, unrestored, and bound in a wonderful binding. It will grace any collection, and could not come more highly recommended. Should you hav … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: COVE RARE BOOKS [Warks , GB]
2018-10-22 21:35:33
R. J. Prickett
Book Title: THE REV. J.W. LOGUEN, AS SLAVE AND AS FREEMAN Author: J. W. Loguen (Jermain Wesley), 1814-1872. Jermain Wesley Loguen was born around 1814 in Davidson County, Tennessee, to an enslaved mother named Jane (who was later renamed Cherry) and her white master, David Logue. Originally named Jarm Logue, he later added the "n" to his last name to differentiate himself from his slave-master father and adopted the middle name "Wesley" to reflect his Wesleyan Methodist sympathies. When he was in his early twenties, Loguen escaped from slavery and fled to Canada. He eventually settled in New York state, enrolled in the abolitionist Oneida School in 1839, and later established a school in Utica, New York, for African American children. He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1841, founded another school, and married Caroline Storum, with whom he had five children. Loguen was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in 1842 and became increasingly involved with the anti-slavery movement, working with other abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, on the lecture circuit. Loguen publicly denounced the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and swore to defy it. He even advertised himself as a prominent Underground Railroad conductor in an April 1855 issue of Frederick Douglass' Paper, writing "that the Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. . . . I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." Loguen served as pastor of Zion Church in Binghamton, New York, in the early 1860s, and after the Civil War became act … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read It Again Book Shoppe Two [Coram, New York, US]
2018-10-20 20:51:19
A 17th century French bible first owned by English colonial Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire Governor Joseph Dudley. The bible measures approximately 5 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2" and appears complete save for both title pages -- the OT and NT, which I believe went missing a long time ago due to the pencil notations of one Brigham, in 1859, who worked out the bible was 169 years old at that time due to Joseph Dudley's inscription: J. Dudley, London Feb 2, 1691. While Gov. Joseph Dudley was born and died in Roxbury, Massachusetts, he lived in England in the 1690s where he noted he acquired the bible in 1691. I believe the bible went to his son Col. William Dudley (1686-1743), who in turn had a boy named Thomas Dudley (1731-1769). The signatures of Thomas Dudley show a date of 1745, when Thomas would have been 18 years old, and trying out various signatures. This Thomas later notes the date 1753, which is the year he was married. There are additional notes in pencil explaining two additional owners of the book were Brooks in 1803 and Brigham in 1859. As mentioned, this Brigham worked out the old French of Joseph Dudley and noted (in pencil) the year 1691 and that the bible at that time was 169 years old. 1691 + 169 = 1859, the year of Brigham's notations. Message for additional photographs and/or information. Joseph Dudley (September 23, 1647 - April 2, 1720) was an English colonial administrator with a career longer than that of any other official in early Massachusetts. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the son of one of its founders, he had a leading role in the administra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: noblesimplicity [Muskego, Wisconsin, US]
2018-10-20 08:51:35
Captain McClintock
London: John Murray, 1859. Complete with four maps and fifteen plates. With folding map in a pocket to the rear in uncommonly good condition. John Franklin was an English Navy officer and Arctic Explorer who disappeared on his last expedition attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. The tragic end and mysterious circumstances surrounding this final expedition led to Franklin's legendary and heroic status and the wrecks of his final voyage, discovered between 2014 and 2016 are designated National Historic Sites. In 1857 Sir Francis Leopold McClintock took command of the ship The Fox on behalf of Lady Franklin, John Franklin's widow, and search for an answer as to the fate of John Franklin. During this journey, McClintock discovered from the inuit population that Franklin's ship had been crushed in the ice and wrecked, and that though the crew had initially survived, they had later starved to death. McClintock's expedition was also responsible for finding Franklin's last written record, and skeletal remains in European clothing. McClintock was knighted for these discoveries and he and the rest of his expedition received and shared a £5000 reward. CONDITION In a blue cloth binding. Externally, smart with some moderate rubbing to extremities. Splitting to cloth at joints and very slight loss to head of the spine. Personal bookplate to front pastedown with booksellers labels to front and rear booksellers. Hinges slightly strained but still firm. Internally, binding strained in places particularly from pages 304 onwards. Pages bright with occ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-19 23:36:25
Canadian and Arctic Exploration]: [NAUTICAL MAGAZINE]
London, 1859. Ten volumes, with maps and plates (some folding). Uniformly bound in 20th-century faux leather. Minor foxing. Very good. A handsome collection of annual volumes of THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE containing articles on important Canadian and Arctic expeditions between 1834 and 1859. The individual volumes are as follows: 1) THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE FOR 1834. VOL. III. With articles on Back (including letters regarding the North- West Passage), Ross, Arctic expeditions from England, and steamboats on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. 2) THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE AND NAVAL CHRONICLE, FOR 1845. With important news of the appointment of captain and crew to the Franklin expedition. Also includes articles on the wreck of the Crusader, the retirement of John Barrow, and various Arctic and polar expeditions. 3) THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE AND NAVAL CHRONICLE, FOR 1849. Contains information on Franklin search expeditions and other Arctic explorations, as well as articles on Vancouver Island, the destruction of whalers by icebergs, Sitka, Alaska, and other subjects of Canadian and Arctic interest. 4) THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE AND NAVAL CHRONICLE, FOR 1850. With a significant amount of important information on the Franklin search, including a multi-part account of the voyage of the H.M.S. Enterprize and Investigator to Barrow Strait; a report by Sir John Richardson on his Franklin search; and Capt. Forsyth's Arctic Branch Expedition and Search for Franklin. Also includes much on Arctic explorers such as Barrow, Moore, Austin, Ross, and Rae, and Canadian-related articles on a North-West … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-10-19 23:01:19
Samuel Smiles
Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 - 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: "And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books?" Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. CONDITION In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Fair. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-19 23:01:19
Samuel Smiles
Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 - 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: "And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books?" Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. CONDITION In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Fair. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-19 00:47:46
Charles DICKENS
London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Condition: Some minor soiling to textblock and a couple plates, else Very Good or better. First issue with p. 213 misnumbered 113. Octavo (22cm.); recent three-quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine in six compartments, new marbled endpapers; viii,[2],254pp; added engraved title page and frontispiece, 14 leaves of plates. GIMBEL A143. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: joehillstrom [Winchester, Virginia, US]
2018-10-18 01:30:20
"On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859 by John W. Parker and Son in London. Second edition, as stated on the title page. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 5.25", and is 207 pages long, with an additional 8 pages of advertisements. The book is in good minus condition. Moderate wear and staining to the brown cloth boards. Tearing and chipping to the cloth on the spine. The book is a little cocked with an overbite. Underlining and notations in pen and pencil throughout the text. Previous owner's bookplate (Louis Blake Duff) on the front pastedown. Pen inscription on the front endpaper and preface. Ownership signatures penned on the title page. A key work by Mill, partially based on Utilitarian doctrine, remarkable for establishing philosophically the virtue of the liberty of the individual as an absolute good for the community as a whole, rather than simply as a relative virtue, in relation to tyranny and oppression. In large part, the modern liberal concept of democracy depends on the ethical theory expressed by Mill; much of what we now consider innate to our belief in democratic rule and the appropriate limits of the power of government over the individual was first articulated in these pages. PMM 345. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D8-51). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books [Buffalo, New York, US]
2018-10-17 00:46:48
Dickens, Charles
Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. First Edition, First Printing with the First issue point with page 213 misnumbered "113." The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL red cloth with NO restoration. The binding is tight with some wear to the spine and boards. The book has the inserted frontispiece with the decorative title-page and fourteen other inserted plates. Includes yellow half-sheet slip inserted between pages two and three announcing "Discontinuance of Household Words" and its merging with All the Year Round. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in book. A wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC [Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-10-16 22:17:04
R. J. Prickett
Book Title: THE REV. J.W. LOGUEN, AS SLAVE AND AS FREEMAN Author: J. W. Loguen (Jermain Wesley), 1814-1872. Jermain Wesley Loguen was born around 1814 in Davidson County, Tennessee, to an enslaved mother named Jane (who was later renamed Cherry) and her white master, David Logue. Originally named Jarm Logue, he later added the "n" to his last name to differentiate himself from his slave-master father and adopted the middle name "Wesley" to reflect his Wesleyan Methodist sympathies. When he was in his early twenties, Loguen escaped from slavery and fled to Canada. He eventually settled in New York state, enrolled in the abolitionist Oneida School in 1839, and later established a school in Utica, New York, for African American children. He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1841, founded another school, and married Caroline Storum, with whom he had five children. Loguen was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in 1842 and became increasingly involved with the anti-slavery movement, working with other abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, on the lecture circuit. Loguen publicly denounced the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and swore to defy it. He even advertised himself as a prominent Underground Railroad conductor in an April 1855 issue of Frederick Douglass' Paper, writing "that the Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. . . . I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." Loguen served as pastor of Zion Church in Binghamton, New York, in the early 1860s, and after the Civil War became act … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read It Again Book Shoppe Two [Coram, New York, US]
2018-10-15 06:59:15
Abraham Oppenheim (1804-1878), ab 1868 "von Oppenheim", bedeutender deutscher Bankier und Mäzen, 1828 Teilhaber des Bankhauses seines Vaters Salomon Oppenheim, 1834 durch seine Hochzeit mit Charlotte Beyfus eng mit der Bankiersfamilie Rothschild verbunden, Förderer und Finanzier beim Aufbau des deutschen Eisenbahnwesens, der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft und der rheinischen Baumwollindustrie und des Maschinenbaus, 1868 als erster ungetaufter Jude in Preußen in den Freiherrenstand erhoben, finanzierte zusammen mit Gerson Bleichröder den preußisch-oesterreichischen Krieg 1866 durch eine Staatsanleihe; Max Freiherr von Springer (1808-1885), deutsch-österreichischer Bankier und Industrieller aus einer reichen Frankfurter Familie, übersiedel
Köln Abraham Oppenheim Dezember, 1859. ganz eigenhändig in brauner Tinte geschriebener Solawechsel auf privatem Briefpapier in Bütten mit blindgeprägtem Rundsiegel des Bankhauses Simon Georg Sina in Wien, Blattgröße ca. 10 x 15,5 cm, unterhalb des Wechseltextes eigenhädiges Accept von "Max Springer", eigenhändig signiert von "A. Oppenheim", geglättete Faltspuren, verso Rundstempel des Bankhauses Simon Georg Sian in Wien über Fiskalmarken des österreichischen Staates über 2 Kreuzer und 5 Kreuzer mit Doppeladler des Kaiserreiches, sehr gut erhalten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar, museal 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung [Wiesbaden-Breckenheim, Germany]
2018-10-14 08:08:15
L H Frank
Cincinnati / Chicago: Bloch Publishing and Printing Company, 1859. Condition: Very Good binding. Some chipping and corner loss to the endpapers; an old bookseller's label in the middle of the rear pastedown. Hebrew text penned at the top of the front endpaper. 60 pages. With wood-engraved frontispieces and other in-text illustrations. Printed in Hebrew and English. In the publisher's dark brown embossed pebbled cloth boards. All edges gilt. The "Bloch Publishing" information is pasted over the original publisher (perhaps "Hebrew Pub. Co." of New York). An uncommon Haggadah, with a scant handful of copies found on OCLC.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc [Richmond, Virginia, US]
2018-10-13 20:55:40
John Horton Slaughter
Texas, Kentucky: Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22 year old friend and trusted horse selling partner JOHN B. LINDSEY, of Frankfort, Kentucky. (The Lindsey / Lindsay family is an old and prominent Kentucky family, as are its relations.) The contents of the letter seem to indicate a familial relationship of some sort between the Slaughter and Lindsey family lines. This pre Civil War letter written at the age of 18 is by far the earliest letter of JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER that I have seen. It gives a glimpse of his life and ambitions that have rarely, if ever, been recorded. The letter reads in great part: "(??) August 24, 1859. / Dear John / Yours of the 8th has been received and the draft for $500 which was very acceptable. You say you have not heard from me in a long time. I answered your other letter acknowledging the receipt of the other draft & your Aunt also wrote in it making a long letter. I hope yo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: bookpath [Napa, California, US]
2018-10-13 08:17:17
Morais, Sabato, Rabbi.
Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street. 1st edition. 5619. Original printed wrappers, 8vo 15, [1 blank] pages. Singerman 1593. Mickve Israel [Hope of Israel], one of the oldest Philadelphia synagogues, was founded in the 1740s by Sephardic Jews. Known as the 'Synagogue of the American Revolution, ' its early members included Haym Solomon and the Gratz family. Benjamin Franklin contributed to its first building fund. This was its third building, constructed on 7th Street, north of Arch. Isaac Leeser presided over the congregation from 1829 to 1850; Sabato Morais succeeded him. Morais was its Rabbi for 46 years. The list of corner-stone and door- post purchasers included A. S. Wolf, who purchased the North door-post of the north door for fifteen dollars, in honor of H. Polock. Other luminaries of Philadelphia Jewry participated in the ceremonies. Wolf was treasurer and Gabay of the Congregation. Articles deposited in the cornerstone are listed, including newspapers, coins and tokens dated 1859, "A gold quarter dollar of California mintage, being deposited by Clarence A. Hart, aged 9 years. " The Committee of Arrangement consisted of Edwd. S. Mawson, Joseph L. Moss, and Isaac J. Phillips. Rabbi Morais's discourse is printed. Morais, an abolitionist and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, counsels, "If there be pride in us, if the vanity of exhibiting a more sightly structure than others possess, impelled us to designate this place as our future Synagogue...let us then bury first such unholy feelings in the bosom of the earth. " Also printed is a p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC [US]
2018-10-12 16:09:07
Schlegel, H.
Leiden, D. Noothoven van Goor, [1859-1861]. In three volumes (text and two atlases). 8vo (17.2 x 13.1 cm). Half-title, title page, viii, 699 pp.; 362 [178; 184] lithographed and finely hand-coloured plates, some heightened with gum arabic. Original uniform ruled cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt bands and title. Brown endpapers. The most important work by the German-Dutch zoologist and ornithologist Hermann Schlegel (1804-1884), on the avifauna of the Low Countries. Profusely illustrated, with often more than one plate for each species. The fine illustrations are by Schlegel himself. He was a excellent lithographer and proved to have a keen eye for talent, as he was the first to discover the qualities of the famous animal painters J. G. Keulemans, Joseph Smit and Joseph Wolf. The plates are not numbered, and their order is quasi-systematical (in contrast with the text). A former owner added, in light pencil, very useful page references on the blank versos. Provenance: with the small, pictorial bookplate of Vloemans (dated 1925) on the front pastedown. Lacks titles to the atlases. Boards a bit rubbed at extremities; last few leaves of the text, and first and last few plates a bit spotted, otherwise a very good, clean set. Landwehr, 166.
Bookseller: Bookshop Antiquariaat Schierenberg [NL]
2018-10-12 07:00:32
R. J. Prickett
Book Title: THE REV. J.W. LOGUEN, AS SLAVE AND AS FREEMAN Author: J. W. Loguen (Jermain Wesley), 1814-1872. Jermain Wesley Loguen was born around 1814 in Davidson County, Tennessee, to an enslaved mother named Jane (who was later renamed Cherry) and her white master, David Logue. Originally named Jarm Logue, he later added the "n" to his last name to differentiate himself from his slave-master father and adopted the middle name "Wesley" to reflect his Wesleyan Methodist sympathies. When he was in his early twenties, Loguen escaped from slavery and fled to Canada. He eventually settled in New York state, enrolled in the abolitionist Oneida School in 1839, and later established a school in Utica, New York, for African American children. He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1841, founded another school, and married Caroline Storum, with whom he had five children. Loguen was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in 1842 and became increasingly involved with the anti-slavery movement, working with other abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, on the lecture circuit. Loguen publicly denounced the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and swore to defy it. He even advertised himself as a prominent Underground Railroad conductor in an April 1855 issue of Frederick Douglass' Paper, writing "that the Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. . . . I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." Loguen served as pastor of Zion Church in Binghamton, New York, in the early 1860s, and after the Civil War became act … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read It Again Book Shoppe Two [Coram, New York, US]
2018-10-11 23:14:06
Album with Bird Feather Paintings
Condition: Good. Good. N.D.. Hardcover. A photo album with 40 unique paintings of birds using real feathers, circa 1859. More photos available upon request. The album has a clasp, metal borders, and a raised shield on the front and was produced as a blank book by D. Appleton of New York in 1862, as the title page gilt imprint states. The maroon cloth boards are heavily soiled. Red spine cloth is worn off at the ends. All edges gilt. Light foxing on pages but not the images. On the verso of the "Photo Album" title page is a French inscription that says that the inscriber's grandmother, Marie Robin Clerfeuille, brought the paintings back from Vera Cruz, Mexico to Bordeaux in 1859. Six blank inserts have offsets where it seems paintings were removed, and the very last page has two 1860s photographs of a man. Each painting is 3 1/2" by 2", and the bird is made entirely of feathers in most, with a black bead for an eye. The rest is painted. The last two are human figures made of feathers, including one carrying a bird cage on his head. A unique collection of Mexican art from the era of global plume hunting. Color Illustrations; 6 1/4" x 1" x 10 3/4"; 24 pp.
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, US]
2018-10-11 12:44:17
Mrs. C. M. Badger
New York USA, and London England: Charles Scribner, 124 Grand St. New York, 1859. THIS BOOK IS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. ALL 22 LITHOGRAPHS ARE PRESENT AND IN GREAT CONDITION, WITH THE TISSUE PAPER PROTECTORS STILL IN PLACE . SPINE IS GONE HOWEVER BOOK IS STILL HELD TOGETHER BY ONE SMALL STRING AT THE BOTTOM. THE COVER IS WORN STAINED AND TORN. HOWEVER THIS BOOK IS STILL IN ONE PIECE, WHICH IS REMARKABLE FOR SUCH A LARGE BOOK OF THIS AGE. THIS ONE IS A MUST HAVE FOR ART AND BOOK COLLECTORS, ALIKE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: littleyogagirl [Huntington, West Virginia, US]
2018-10-11 09:21:41
Henry E. Colton
W. L. Pomeroy, Raleigh, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover in original blindstamped boards. Some relatively minor edge, corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound. B & W Illustrations; 111 pp. +ads; Colton was State Mineralogist for North Carolina after the Civil War. He produced this book, possibly while he was working in Asheville. There are four illustrations: Asheville from Beaux Catcher Mountain, Mitchell's Falls, Hickory Nut Falls, and Pilot's Knob from Gillam's House. All four Illustrations are from lithographs by Herline and Hensel of Philadelphia. Several ads in rear for the Eagle and the Buck Hotels in Asheville, also for stage lines, arttists and others. This is an interesting and important survey of Western North Carolina before the Civil War. SCARCE. WorldCat locates only five copies in libraries. Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-10-10 20:11:35
BONNET, Victor.
Paris: Guillaumin et Cie., 1859. Octavo. Original buff paper wrappers printed in black, unopened. With the glassine wrappers. Spine partially split, sewing still firm, a little light spotting and marginal soiling, overall a very good copy. First edition of the financial publicist and editor's work on the role of currency reform in economic crises. Bonnet (1814-1889) "became a counsellor of state and a member of the Institute. He wrote in the Revue des Deux Mondes from 1860 to 1884, in favour of the monopoly of a bank of circulation, a single standard (gold), indirect taxation, and a reduction of the expenses of the budget" (Palgrave, p. 164). Bonnet is cited by Hayek in his Pure Theory of Capital (1941) as being one of the more important theorisers of commercial crises at the time; this work in particular is cited (Appendix II). OCLC locates 19 copies in institutional holdings worldwide. Mattioli 382. Not in Cossa. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-10 16:40:04
WILLIAMS Samuel Wells
First edition. Offprint from the Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 8vo. Bound in modern half-calf, a very good presentation copy from John E. Ward to the Rt. Hon. Lord Lyndhurst. 37pp. [Shanghai],
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2018-10-09 23:56:00
WILLIAMS Samuel Wells
1859. First edition. Offprint from the Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 8vo. Bound in modern half-calf, a very good presentation copy from John E. Ward to the Rt. Hon. Lord Lyndhurst. 37pp. [Shanghai], An account of John Elliot Ward?s (1814-1902) mission to ratify the American portion of the Treaty of Tientsin which failed due to inopportune timing (Ward arrived just after the British had attacked the Taku forts) and his refusal to kowtow. ?In this brief narrative, two objects have been kept in view: One has been to describe the reception and proceedings of the American Embassy in its journey to the Chinese capital; the other to exhibit, more particularly, than would have been necessary had the Embassador seen the Emperor, the discussions held with the Commissioners upon the ceremony required at the Chinese Court to as to show the views which it now entertains.? (p. 29). No copy in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-09 22:44:52
GRAY, Henry (1827-1861)
Blanchard and Lea, Philadelphia, 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 [Hastings on Hudson, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-10-09 06:52:49
Printed for the publishers, Montreal, 1859. 29, [7] pp. including advertisements and illustrations. 1 vols. 16mo. Illustrated Travel Guide to Montreal. The illustrations include St. Lawrence Hall in Montreal, Russels' Hotel in Quebec, and Union Hall in Saratoga. Lists public buildings, churches, and the grandest hotels. The rear wrapper bears an advertisement for the United States Express mentioning that "it is also contemplated at an early day to extend its line Westward to Pike's Peak and the gold fields of Western Kansas" Original printed wrappers. Lightly soiled, else near fine 29, [7] pp. including advertisements and illustrations. 1 vols. 16mo [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-10-09 01:51:43
GAUTIER Théophile
Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19cm, relié. - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19cm, relié. - Französisch erste Ausgabe im Original und hinteren Teil des Jahres mit dem Original, eine von 10 Exemplaren auf Holland, nur zwei wichtige Papiere mit China. Bindung an Bradel Hälfte Kattun Kirsche, glatt zurück mit einer Gold-Blumenmotiv, Datum und Doppelfilet goldenen Schwanz, Teil des Titels rieb schwarz Marokko, marmoriertes Papier Geschirr, erhalten Decken, vergoldeten Kopf, Bindung unterzeichnet kalt Pierson. Wertvolle und seltene Autogramm Widmung des Autors Jules Pelletier, Generalsekretär des Ministeriums der Staat, der seine Feder geliehen Gautier unterzeichnet. Er dankte ihm für Fürbitte mit dem Kaiser, der ihn auf 7. August 1858 Unsere Kopiervorgang abgeschlossen ist ernannt zum Offizier der Ehrenlegion, Frontispiz Porträt von H. de Balzac Schuss und in China verbrannt Radierung von E. Hédouin und seine 3 Faksimile-Autogramme (die häufig nicht nach Clouzot). [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française en partie originale et postérieure d'un an à l'originale, un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline cerise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin noir frottée, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier à Jules Pelletier, secrétaire général du ministère d'Etat auquel Gautier prêta sa plume. Il l'en re … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [France]
2018-10-08 21:48:22
R. J. Prickett
Book Title: THE REV. J.W. LOGUEN, AS SLAVE AND AS FREEMAN Author: J. W. Loguen (Jermain Wesley), 1814-1872. Jermain Wesley Loguen was born around 1814 in Davidson County, Tennessee, to an enslaved mother named Jane (who was later renamed Cherry) and her white master, David Logue. Originally named Jarm Logue, he later added the "n" to his last name to differentiate himself from his slave-master father and adopted the middle name "Wesley" to reflect his Wesleyan Methodist sympathies. When he was in his early twenties, Loguen escaped from slavery and fled to Canada. He eventually settled in New York state, enrolled in the abolitionist Oneida School in 1839, and later established a school in Utica, New York, for African American children. He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1841, founded another school, and married Caroline Storum, with whom he had five children. Loguen was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in 1842 and became increasingly involved with the anti-slavery movement, working with other abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, on the lecture circuit. Loguen publicly denounced the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and swore to defy it. He even advertised himself as a prominent Underground Railroad conductor in an April 1855 issue of Frederick Douglass' Paper, writing "that the Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. . . . I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." Loguen served as pastor of Zion Church in Binghamton, New York, in the early 1860s, and after the Civil War became act … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read It Again Book Shoppe Two [Coram, New York, US]
2018-10-08 06:57:57
Nightingale, Florence [1820 - 1910].
London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand. 1859. Second Edition [Bishop & Goldie 100 (iv)]. Cf. Garrison - Morrison 1611, for the 1st edition, also published in 1859. [8], 110 pp. Charts, including one fold-out, 5 intra-textual figures & 4 fold-out plates at rear. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". Later brown buckram binding with gilt stamped maroon leather title label to spine. Pale yellow eps. General wear. Ex-lib, with the occasional oval stamp. Very Good. Item #44212 Per B & G, "One result of the publication of Notes on Hospitals was to bring upon Miss Nightingale requests for advice on the building of hospitals and infirmaries from all over the world. She devoted much time and endless trouble to dealing with such requests ..." Somewhat uncommon title in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-08 06:51:36
R. J. Prickett
Book Title: THE REV. J.W. LOGUEN, AS SLAVE AND AS FREEMAN Author: J. W. Loguen (Jermain Wesley), 1814-1872. Jermain Wesley Loguen was born around 1814 in Davidson County, Tennessee, to an enslaved mother named Jane (who was later renamed Cherry) and her white master, David Logue. Originally named Jarm Logue, he later added the "n" to his last name to differentiate himself from his slave-master father and adopted the middle name "Wesley" to reflect his Wesleyan Methodist sympathies. When he was in his early twenties, Loguen escaped from slavery and fled to Canada. He eventually settled in New York state, enrolled in the abolitionist Oneida School in 1839, and later established a school in Utica, New York, for African American children. He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1841, founded another school, and married Caroline Storum, with whom he had five children. Loguen was ordained by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in 1842 and became increasingly involved with the anti-slavery movement, working with other abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, on the lecture circuit. Loguen publicly denounced the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and swore to defy it. He even advertised himself as a prominent Underground Railroad conductor in an April 1855 issue of Frederick Douglass' Paper, writing "that the Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. . . . I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." Loguen served as pastor of Zion Church in Binghamton, New York, in the early 1860s, and after the Civil War became act … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read It Again Book Shoppe Two [Coram, New York, US]
2018-10-07 15:55:20
Samuel Smiles
Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 - 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: "And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books?" Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. CONDITION In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Fair. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-07 08:08:13
Samuel Smiles
Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 - 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: "And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books?" Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. CONDITION In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Fair. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-06 14:19:49
A.E. Miller
A.E. Miller, [1859], Charleston, S.C.:, 1859. 51 pp. + ads. Original printed blue wrappers, stitched with hanging string (see pic). Very Good plus. At head of title page: 'THIRD EDITION.' With many pages of manuscript interleaves on lined paper. Some of these entries pertain to slavery earnings. The Almanac includes, names of state and local officers, courts, educational institutions, banks, pilots and boats, tide tables, and numerous pages of advertisements from local merchants. Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-10-06 09:32:18
[Early Photography]
Humphrey's Journal, 1859. Condition: Collectible, Very Good. New York, 1859. 8vo, half morocco over marbled paper, various paginations. A scarce complete issue of this early photography periodical, complete in 24 issues with a fourteen page catalogue at rear. With the signature of Enos Crockett of East Thomaston, Maine, an early photographer in the area. Humphrey's Journal was first published in 1851 under the title The Daguerreian Journal, and then changed its name again to Humphrey's Journal of Daguerrian and Photographic Arts before becoming Humphrey's Journal. With a range of articles on the photographic process. A well preserved copy in very good minus condition with heavy foxing to endpapers and some foxing and occasional staining to contents and normal shelfwear. Generally quite sound and preserved. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: northwoodsfinebooks [Brattleboro, VT, US]
2018-10-06 07:03:28
1859. 6 Antique prints, titled: 'Fore's Hunting Sketches. The Right and Wrong Sort, or a Good and Bad Style of going across Country.' - A set of 6 hunting scene in English landscapes. The prints show hunters on horseback with their hounds. This specific set focuses on riding style and the eventual mishaps in cross country riding. Source unknown, to be determined. Etching and aquatint in colours with handcolouring on wove paper. Made by 'John Harris' after 'Henry Thomas Alken. (1785-1851).'. Sir Henry Thomas Alken (British, 1785-1851) was a leading British sporting artist, exploring the comic side of riding in this series of prints depicting the follies and foibles of aristocrats on their weekend outings. Henry Thomas Alken was a painter and engraver, son of artist Samuel Alken. He worked in London and the provinces and was prolific in a variety of media, including painting, etching and watercolor. Trained as a miniature painter, his works always had a graphic precision. He is known for hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), "strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton." Good, given age. All of the plates with ghosting in the margins, as well as remains of attachment to matting in the top margin (tape remains and/or slight surface damage). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2018-10-06 06:41:41
A.E. Miller
A.E. Miller, [1859], Charleston, S.C.:, 1859. 51 pp. + ads. Original printed blue wrappers, stitched with hanging string (see pic). Very Good plus. At head of title page: 'THIRD EDITION.' With many pages of manuscript interleaves on lined paper. Some of these entries pertain to slavery earnings. The Almanac includes, names of state and local officers, courts, educational institutions, banks, pilots and boats, tide tables, and numerous pages of advertisements from local merchants. Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-10-05 11:07:29
SJ DAWSON
Toronto: John Lovell, 1859. First edition, folio, pp. 45; folding map of North America, large folding profile of the route by Grand Portage and the Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake, and a very large folding map (approx. 79" x 47") of the region between Fort William (i.e. Thunder Bay) on Lake Superior and the Great Saskatchewan River; original black calf-backed purple cloth-covered boards, printed paper label on upper cover; hinges reinforced with cloth tape, the maps a little spotted and the large one with some splits at the folds, otherwise internally very good. Sabin 18958; TPL 3885. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-05 01:54:01
commpand of Her Majesty, June, 1859
London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode ... for H.M.S.O, 1859. Folio, pp. 163, [2]; 4 folding maps hand-colored in outline, 1 map in the text; original printed paper front wrapper laid down over boards, cloth spine; accession numbers in upper left corner of front cover, perforated stamp in margin of title-p. and small rubberstamp on verso of last map; otherwise very good. TPL 3908: ""Three brief dispatches from Gov.-Gen. Sir Edmund Head to Sir E.B. Lytton, Colonial secretary, transmitting 1) copies of reports by S.J. Dawson and H.Y. Hind on the exploration of the country between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, July, 1858, p. [3]-150; 2) another report by Hind, Sept. 10, 1858, and an excerpt from the N.Y. Evening Post, p. 150-155; 3) another report by Hind, Nov. 8, 1858 and an excerpt from the Chicago Press, p. 156-163."" Sabin 38673.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:55
Emory, William H
Condition: Very Good. Washington, D. C.: Cornelius Wendell. Very Good. 1859. A complete set of three rebound volumes, actually two volumes in three, with all plates present as called for. Red stamped cloth boards with bright gilt imprint on spine, made to look like leather. Light wear on corners. Slightly faded marbled edges. Reports within volumes paginated separately. William H. Emory was appointed commissioner of the United States and Mexico Boundary Survey following John Russell Bartlett, who was MIA from the survey upon Emory's arrival to assume his appointment. Emory was left to scrap together an effective survey party and obtain an accurate survey of the border after previous errors had ceded the Mesilla Valley, important in constructing a trans-continental railroad, to Mexico. The Gadsden Purchase had corrected this, but also added new territory to be surveyed. In addition to helping to clear up the boundary controversy, Emory's accounts were important in noting that the deserts of the southwest were not an agrarian paradise, and his team assembled a wealth of natural history and anthropological observations. This report is also notable for the illustrations, with many plates of scenery, plants, animals, and in particular color plates of the native inhabitants and birds. Volume I contains the personal narratives, correspondence, meteorology, geology, ethnology, and paleontology. It has shadow toning and light soil on some pages, with shadowed offsetting from plates. The other volumes have light soil on some pages, with less toning. First part of Volume II is botany; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: abcandbeyond [Moab, Utah, US]
2018-10-05 01:43:25
Romm Family LITHUANIA
good condition. RARE CZARIST JUDAICA 1859 The Star of Israel printed by the Romm Family Printing House, Vilna, LITHUANIA religious commentary: Abraham Avli Shmuel Levi Two volumes printed 1859 and bound together by the Romm Family Printing House, Vilna, Lithuania. approx. 670 pgs. (pgs. 3-6 missing from first book but title pg. intact) see photo. LARGE FOLIO SIZE VOLUME approx. 9 1/2" x 15 3/4" good condition, some wear. a nice volume to add to your collection. see photos.
Bookseller: paul771imy [Athens, Georgia, US]
2018-10-04 23:50:21
Edward Backhouse Eastwick
Please see item description for condition and for further images. (London): John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1859. First edition. Two volumes. [3], 120, 240, [3], 241-591, [1], 36 p. Illustrated with fold-out city map of Madras in Part I. and fold-out map of environs of Bombay in Part II. together with single page map of the town and fort of Bombay and large folding travelling map in pouch at rear ('Madras and Bombay Presidencies'), which folds out to a size of 68cm x 64cm. Contemporary publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering to upper covers and spines. Previous owner's name in contemporary ink to top of one title page. Small 8vo (18cm x 12cm). Very Good condition. Some light marking and rubbing to boards. Corners a bit rubbed. Some fading to edges of cloth and spines. Small pale stain at top of spine of Part I. Hinges and text blocks firm. Light spotting to endpapers and first 3 leaves in Part II. otherwise pages free of foxing and clean. Light age-toning to paper. Light creasing to tips of corners of a few pages. Maps: light foxing to Madras map, with a little offsetting onto facing page; large folding travelling map with light scattered foxing and a closed tear down one of the folds, approx. 10cm, and another small tear at the cross-section of two folds. See gallery images. A nicely preserved example of both parts of Murray's rare travellers' guide to India, complete with the even rarer large folding travelling map. Part I deals with Madras, and has a fold-out city map, and Part II covers Bombay and has a fold-out map of its environs, a single-page map of the town an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: kernoozers [Ascot, GB]
2018-10-04 06:39:52
RBR4 St. Petersburg: M. Ettingera, 1859-60 LANGUAGE: HEBREW & RUSSIAN VG CONDITION, CLOTH COVERS APPEARED AT KESTENBAUM AUCTION 63, LOT 208, ESTIMATED AT $1500-2000 Evreisko-Russki Slovar [Russian-Hebrew / Hebrew-Russian dictionary] FIRST EDITION. Prepared by Leon Mandelstam. Three vols. bound here complete in two volumes. pp. (2), 524, (2); 323, (24); 933 THE FIRST RUSSIAN-HEBREW / HEBREW-RUSSIAN DICTIONARY. Successor to Max Lilienthal in the Russian Government's Ministry of Education, Leon Mandelstamm (1819-89) attempted to enforce Haskalah influence, by way of secular education, upon Russian Jewry. MANDELSTAMM, LEON (ARYEH LÖB) B. JOSEPH: Russian Hebraist, poet, and educator; born in Zhagory, government of Kovno, in 1809; died in St. Petersburg Sept. 12, 1889. He was the fourth son of Joseph Mandelstamm, a man of liberal and progressive views who had imbibed German ideas and collected German books during his business travels in Germany. Under the guidance of his father and older brothers Leon acquired a large amount of rabbinical and secular knowledge before he was fifteen years of age. He married while very young, and settled with his wife's parents in Keidany, government of Wilna; but his progressive thoughts and habits were considered heretical there, and he was compelled to divorce his wife after about six months of married life. Mandelstamm then resumed his studies with renewed vigor, and about 1832 went to Wilna with the intention of entering its university; but that institution being about to be transferred to Kiev, he entered the University of Moscow instead. He … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jewish Bookshop (bluebirds15) [Brooklyn, New York, US]
2018-10-04 01:41:39
SIEBOLD, Alexander Freiherr von.
Cordier, Japonica, col. 477; not in Nipponalia. Rare first edition of the account of Siebold's second and final journey to, and stay in, Japan, from 1859 till 1861, written by his eldest son, Alexander von Siebold (1846-1911), who accompanied his father Philip Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) on the trip and gives a lively account of their experiences. They travelled first to Batavia and then to Japan, where they stayed in Von Siebold's home Narutaki near Nagasaki. Von Siebold practised medicine there as he had in the 1820s, and many of his old patients and students came to visit him. Von Siebold also continued to search for material for his botanical collection. Alexander's account informs the reader about religious customs and literature, his own experiences in learning to speak Malayan and Japanese, and mastering the difficult art of writing Japanese using the Chinese "kan" (kanji) characters, also discussing the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary systems. Besides the four pages of advertisements (by Kisak Tamai and Foek) following the main text, the paste-downs contain further Kisak Tamai advertisements.Slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Wrappers slightly soiled.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2018-10-04 00:55:53
Trollope, Anthony THE WORKS OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE [ 88 Volumes ] Leipzig Bernard Tauchnitz 1859 -1883 1st Edition Thus Tauchnitz Edition 12mo 7" - 7½" tall Hardcover Books are bound in brown cloth, with red and black labels with gilt lettering at spine, in Good+ condition. Some foxing and toning to all volumes. Some staining to a few volumes, hinge has started in a few volumes. An uncommon collection. Includes: Barchester Towers, The Way We Live Now, Lady Anna, South Africa, Doctor Thorne, Is He Popenjoy, John Caldigate, Sir Harry Hotspur, Cousin Henry, The Misteltoe Bough and Other Stories, Frau Frohmann, Castle Richmond, Vicar of Bullhampton, Phineas Finn, Framley Parsonage, The American Senator, An Old Man's Love, Fixed Period, Marion Fay, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, Nina Balatka, An Autobiography, La Mere Bauche and Other Stories, The Small House at Allington, The Claverings, Australia and New Zealand, North America, Alice Dugdale, Dr. Wortle's School, Last Chronicle of Barset, Duke's Children, Can You Forgive Her? , Rachel Ray, The Bertrams, Ralph the Heir, Orley Farm, He Knew He was Right, Belton Estate, Prime Minister, Kept in the Dark, The Warden, Golden Lion of Granpere, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil & Ayala's Angel. All novels are complete with the exception of "Ayala's Angel," which has volumes II & III only. 44 literary works in 88 volumes.
Trollope, Anthony THE WORKS OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE [ 88 Volumes ] Leipzig Bernard Tauchnitz 1859 -1883 1st Edition Thus Tauchnitz Edition 12mo 7" - 7½" tall Hardcover Books are bound in brown cloth, with red and black labels with gilt lettering at spine, in Good+ condition. Some foxing and toning to all volumes. Some staining to a few volumes, hinge has started in a few volumes. An uncommon collection. Includes: Barchester Towers, The Way We Live Now, Lady Anna, South Africa, Doctor Thorne, Is He Popenjoy, John Caldigate, Sir Harry Hotspur, Cousin Henry, The Misteltoe Bough and Other Stories, Frau Frohmann, Castle Richmond, Vicar of Bullhampton, Phineas Finn, Framley Parsonage, The American Senator, An Old Man's Love, Fixed Period, Marion Fay, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, Nina Balatka, An Autobiography, La Mere Bauche and Other Stories, The Small House at Allington, The Claverings, Australia and New Zealand, North America, Alice Dugdale, Dr. Wortle's School, Last Chronicle of Barset, Duke's Children, Can You Forgive Her? , Rachel Ray, The Bertrams, Ralph the Heir, Orley Farm, He Knew He was Right, Belton Estate, Prime Minister, Kept in the Dark, The Warden, Golden Lion of Granpere, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil & Ayala's Angel. All novels are complete with the exception of "Ayala's Angel," which has volumes II & III only. 44 literary works in 88 volumes.
Bookseller: evolvinglensbookseller33 [Croton-on-Hudson, New York, US]
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