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         Journal of the Progress of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales through British North America; and his Visit to the United States

      [London]: Privately printed [Chiswick Press, printed by Whittingham and Wilkins], 1860. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, two folding maps (one hand-coloured in outline), 8 tinted lithographs (one folding), engraved illustrations. Publisher's purple cloth, covers bordered in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked.Provenance: Eccle Riggs Library (armorial bookplate)Scarce privately-printed journal of the Prince of Wales's visit to America.The fine color tinted lithographed plates include Niagara Falls, Kingston, and a panorama of Montreal. The future Edward VII was the first member of the British Royal Family to visit North America. He was feted wherever he went with celebrations, dinners, dances and even parades. He was the guest of President Buchanan at the White House; he opened the Victoria Bridge in Montreal; laid the cornerstone of Parliament Hill in Ottawa; and watched while Charles Blondin traversed Niagara Falls by highwire. The visit represented a brief period of warm diplomatic relations between Britain and the United States, which quickly ended with the onset of the Civil War. Engleheart accompanied the Prince of Wales as the secretary to the Duke of Newcastle.Sabin 22600; Toronto Public Library 2979; Lande 209.

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         Sylloge plantarum fossilium. Sammlung fossiler Pflanzen besonderes aus der Tertiär-Formation / + (2. Band:) Pugillus secundus / + (3. Band:) Pugillus tertius et ultimus. 3 volumes reliés ens.

      Wien, Aus der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1860 - 64 - 65, - in-4to, 48 S. + 21 lithogr. Tafeln / 36 S. + 12 lith. Tafeln / 80 S. + 24 Tafeln, einf. H-Leinenband. hs. Titeletikette am Rücken. Aus dem Vorwort d. letztes Teiles: Mit diesem dritten und vierten Pugillus schliesse ich hier die Sylloge plantarum fossilum ab, die ich im Jahre 1860 .begonnen und in Jahre 1864 fortgesetzt habe. Abgeschlossen auf 24 Tafeln mit 171 fossilen Pflanzenarten. Beschrieben sind Insgesamt 327 fossile Pflanzenarten auf 57 Tafeln.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Master Print-SAINT HELENA-HARBOUR-JAMES TOWN-Lebreton-ca. 1860

      - Antique print, titled: 'Ile Sainte Helene. - Ville et rade de James-Town', Spanish and Commonwealth ships off the coast near island Saint Helena, where Napoleon Bonaparte was jailed. Handcoloured tinted crayon style lithograph on wove (vellin) paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after Lebreton. Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) was a French painter who specialised in marine paintings. Le Breton studied medicine and took part in Dumont d'Urville's second voyage aboard the Astrolabe. After the official illustrator of the expedition died, Le Breton replaced him. From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy. Condition: Good, given age. Margins quite browned, a few small spots in the image. Small tear in top left corner image, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 22.9 x 17.1 inch. The image size is ca. 18.2 x 13.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 58.2 x 43.5 cm. The image size is ca. 46.3 x 35.3 cm.

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         [Photo Album]: British Spiritualists

      England, 1860. Very Good. Oblong small quarto measuring 6" x 9". Full leather gilt. Contains 52 sepia-toned albumen photographs measuring between with some captions. Very good album with tears and rubbing, lacking roughly 20 photographs from the original 72. Photographs are near fine.A photo album compiled by a group of British Spiritualists in the 1800s as a gift for a member of their group. The album begins with a hand written dedication which reads, "this album together with a purse of money was presented to Mrs. Scattergood by a few of her friends, on her departure for American, as a token of their admiration of her qualities as a friend and medium. On behalf of the presentees signed, John Lamont." This is followed by a list of 72 of her "friends" and fellow spiritualists who are represented with portraits that correspond with their numbers on the list. Most of the photographs show portraits of well-to-do men and women posed either seated or standing in fashionable clothing. A few of the photos show posed "candids" such as one of three men at a table with skulls. Other photos used photo tricks to make it appear as if there were ghosts in the picture with them, to make their talents more believable. One of these photos shows a couple with a ghost floating beside them, another shows a man behind a chair looking at a tiny specter off to one side. Some images are of whole medium families while others show young children that may have had "the gift." An 1895 book presented by Two Worlds Magazine entitled "Two Worlds Portrait Album -- Spiritual Mediums, Workers, and Celebrities" by Professor A.R. Wallace which includes photos and short biographies of noted spiritualists mentions many of the people seen here. According to Wallace, Mrs. Scattergood was "the wife of a working man, she was influenced by the wise spirit people. Paul said: "I suffer not a woman to teach," but the spirits knew better, and inspired her to deliver public addresses which charmed the large audiences attracted by the novelty of a woman speaker." She was a successful healer, and for years in America practiced as a medical medium with marked success." Other noted members include Mr. and Mrs. Everett, Mr. John Taylor, Mr. Richard Fitton, Mr. John Ainsworth, David Duguid, John Lamont, and Mrs. James Bowman. Of Mr. Taylor, Wallace says he's "A modest, matter of fact man. No one would suspect that miracles occur in his presence." Richard Fitton is said to have been "a well-known, tried, and trusted friend of mediums and the cause...Is a quiet but reliable worker, especially for the religious development of the movement." Ainsworth's biography mentions that "although trained in the Methodist School he could not accept the "eternal torments" dogma and when brought face to face with spiritual phenomena speedily grasped their significance." Of all the members mentioned in the album David Duguid is said to have been the photographer of the bunch and had the ability to capture spirits on film.This album documents portraits of notable British spiritualists on the eve of one of their own departing for America. The mid-1800s saw a rise in the popularity of the religion and mediums were peddling their gifts to the wealthy, bereaved, and curious across Europe and America. Notable believers included Mary Todd Lincoln, who held numerous seances at the White House, Pierre Curie, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Other celebrities including Harry Houdini worked to expose the religion as fraudulent. The movement lost momentum in the 1920s and lacked the enthusiasm from its earlier years although there are still believers to this day.A wonderful album depicting early and notable practitioners of Spiritualism.

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         Alphabetical List of Law Maxims: With Translations and Explanations

      Thomas F.A. Day, Law Bookseller . . . Lincoln's Inn, W.C., London 1860 - Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite worn, joints cracked but holding, interleaved throughout; a usable clean copy A rare work compiled by a Middle Temple barrister, translating (as appropriate), glossing and providing historical authorities, prefaced by his brief essay on maxims as defined, in French, in equity, and as previously compiled; four copies in OCLC [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Basslerische Ausruff-Bilder, vorstellend diejenige Personen, welche in Basel allerhand so wol verkäuffliche, als andere Sachen, mit der gewohnlichen Land- und Mund-Art ausruffen. Zürich bey David Herrliberger MDCCXLIX.

      (Zürich, J. J. Siegfried, um 1860). Lithograph. Nachdruck der 1749 erschienenen Herrliberger-Kupfer, o.J. (um 1860), - in-8vo oblong, 18 unn. Bll. mit insges. 52 lithogr. und handkol. Kostümdarstellungen. Hlwd. Lithographierte Ausgabe der seltenen Basler Ausrufbilder, erstmals 1749 zusammen mit den Zürcher Ausrufbildern von David Herrliberger (1697-1777) in Kupferstich veröffentlicht. Die fein handkolorierten und vermutlich von Ruff und Hofer erstmalig lithographierten Berufsdarstellungen erschienen mit grösster Wahrscheinlichkeit im Verlag von J. J. Siegfried (1806-1878). Die Basler entsprechen in ihrer Darstellung den Zürcher Ausrufern (die Tafeln 17 - 34 entsprechen den Zürcher Ausrufern). Contends: 52 fine handcoloured ?Cries and Itinerant Trades? in Basel, Switzerland, this 19th c. edition in lithography published around 1850, after the engraved edition of 1749. Plates numbered 17 -34 correspond to the same numbers in the Zürich set.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Spiess-Schaad S. 140 und S. 71; Nicht bei Lonchamp; Spiess-Schaad: David Herrliberger (Zürich 1983), S. 140.; Karen F. Beall, Kaufrufe und Strassenhändler / Cries and Itinerant Trades, (Deutsch v. Sabine Solf). 1975, page 506, mentions the 1749 ed. only (not knowing the rare lithogr. edition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Poésies inédites

      First Edition published by Gustave Revilliod. Publisher's binding in full blue cardboard back slightly darker adorned with two golden typographical reasons, small traces of friction on the caps, coaching and typographical reasons Cold boards, lightly bumped corners. Autograph signed G. Revilliod. Small scattered spots. Rare example presented in its original carton romantic. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imp. de Jules Fick Genève 1860 15x23cm reliure de l'éditeur

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         1860 Notes on Nursing Florence Nightingale Medicine Health Nurses Food Hygiene

      Boston : William Carter, 1860. - 1860 Notes on Nursing Florence Nightingale Medicine Health Nurses Food Hygiene “I attribute my success to this: —I never gave or took an excuse.” Florence Nightingale Known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp,’ Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern day nursing. While she is most-remembered for pioneering is aspects of nursing, she was also a prolific writer, writing ‘Notes on Nursing’ the cornerstone work used in nursing schools and those nursing at home. According to Joan Quixley’s edition, “This book was the first of its kind ever to be written. It appeared at a time when the simple rules of health were only beginning to be known, when its topics were of vital importance not only for the well-being and recovery of patients, when hospitals were riddled with infection, when nurses were still mainly regarded as ignorant, uneducated persons.” (Quixley, ‘introduction’) The book includes health practices on: • ventilation and warming • health in houses • petty management (how things are done by others when you must be away) • noise • variety (environment) • taking food and what kinds of food • bed and bedding • light • cleanliness of rooms • personal cleanliness • chattering hopes and advices (the false assurances and recommendations of family and friends to the sick) • observation of the sick Item number: #1596 Price: $950 NIGHTINGALE, Florence Notes on nursing : what it is, and what it is not : with some account of her life Boston : William Carter, 1860. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [iv], [xii], 104 o Portrait frontispiece of Florence Nightingale • References: Quixley, Notes on Nursing (1974) • Provenance: Handwritten – Phoebe C. Smith, 1860. • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1596 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR [caption title]

      [Frankfort, Ky.]: John B. Major, 1860. [1]pp., printed on a bifolium. Quarto. Previously folded. Contemporary blind stamp to first leaf. Near fine. An unrecorded and potentially unique bifolium printing of Kentucky Governor Beriah Magoffin's call of the State General Assembly to a special session for the consideration of secession at the end of 1860. Magoffin issued this proclamation for the convention of the Assembly on December 27, 1860, in response to a meeting with and a letter from an Alabama commissioner seeking support from other slave states. This copy bears the official seal of the state, and was to serve as notice to Assembly members. Kentucky, though a slave state, held a majority of firm Unionist sympathies, and the legislature, when assembled on January 17, 1861, declined to call for a full convention to vote on secession. The Proclamation reads, in full: "By virtue of the authority vested in me by the thirteenth Section of the third Article of the Constitution of Kentucky, to convene the General Assembly on extraordinary occasions, at the seat of Government: "I, Beriah Magoffin, Governor of said Commonwealth, do hereby call upon the Members of the General Assembly to convene at the Capitol, in Frankfort, on the SEVENTEENTH OF JANUARY NEXT, to take into consideration the interests of the Commonwealth as the same may be involved in, or connected with, the present distracted condition of our common country. "In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name, and affixed the Seal of the Commonwealth. Done at Frankfort, this 27th day of December, 1860, and in the 69th year of the Commonwealth. B. Magoffin." The text of this proclamation is known through other printings in newspapers and congressional records, however no copies of this official printing, with the state's blind stamp, intended for distribution to members of the Assembly, are recorded the relevant bibliographies and catalogues, and none are located by this firm. It is likely that only enough for distribution were printed. A key and perhaps singular document of Kentucky's consideration of secession prior to the Civil War.

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         Album de dessins et croquis réunis par sa fille ainée Fanny Guigon.

      Vers 1860, - gr. in-8vo, oblong, 40 pièces, dont 1 aquarelle (16 x 26.5 cm), 1 huile (12 x 14.5 cm), 3 lavis, 3 gravures et 32 dessins au crayon et au fusain. 3 dessins sont attribués à Fanny Guigon. Reliure en cuir vert ornée en relief, avec nom de Fanny Guigon sur 1er plat, légèrement usée, les feuilles sont détachées. Charles-Louis Guigon (1807-1882), peintre genevois, fut élève de François Gédéon Reverdin à l'école de dessin de Genève et de Louis-Victor Godin à Paris (1827-1828). Peintre de vues et de paysages de montagne (Oberland, Savoie, Valais), aquarelliste et lithographe, G. exposa à Genève de 1826 à 1881 sans interruption et à Paris en 1840. Pour vivre, il donna des cours privés et tint même dès 1843 une classe pour dames, très fréquentée. Il ramena aussi des études de ses voyages en Italie, surtout de Venise. Il fut membre de la Société des arts de Genève.Cet album réunit 37 oeuvres du peintre, dont plusieurs dessins préparatoires pour ses fameux paysages suisses. On trouve également deux portraits.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. DHS; Thieme/Becker 15, p. 290.

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         Gesamtansicht; links der Kreuzberg mit der Eisenbahn ('Ansicht von Berlin. - La vue de Berlin. - View of Berlin.').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. A. Felgner in Berlin, um 1860, 30 x 38 Nicht bei Kiewitz! (Dort nur ein Blatt von Felgner bekannt) - Die Lithographische Anstalt von A. Felgner war von 1844 bis ca. 1875 in Berlin tätig. - Sehr selten! - Vorliegendes Blatt jetzt mit erweiterter Stadt - 3. Zustand der Stadtansicht; im Vordergrund 10 Personen in 3 Gruppen.

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         La Légende de Sainte Ursule Princesse Britannique et de ses Onze Mille Vierges d’après les anciens tableaux de l’église de Sainte-Ursule à Cologne reproduits en chromolithographie.

      Paris: Kellerhoven. 1860 - Full morocco, 12 inches tall. A remarkable full morocco binding with gilt raised bands and sumptuous gilt tooling to the panels and to the boards framing the gilt coat of arms of Pope Pius IX. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispiece and a further 21 splendid full page chromolithographs. The text is embellished with elaborate borders. Dedication page by Pius IX. With the bookplate of the Sienna Convent Drogheda and a presentation page to the Convent from Maria, Countess of Lavradio, Lisbon. Light foxing. A magnificent volume, internally and externally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Historic Views of Aden - Port Said - Suez Canal

      Aden, Port Said, Cairo, 1860-1892. Twelve (12) original albumen photographs, mostly taken by French photographer Hippolyte Arnoux who is best remembered for his superior photographic documentation of the construction of the Suez Canal from start to completion. The lot comprises several large print photographs including 8 views from Aden, 3 views from Port Said, and 1 photograph of the Sphinx at Cairo. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 18,5 x 23,5 cm, and the largest 23 x 28,5 cm. Mounts range slightly in size, measuring from 25 x 37 cm to 33 x 41 cm. Each of the large photographs is mounted onto its own cardstock leaf. Rare and striking views by a notable photographer The Library of the French National Archives (Archives Nationales) holds a collection of photographs by Hippolyte Arnoux, in particular relating to the excavation and construction of the Suez Canal. Aden, as it was during the early years of British administration, is the highlight of this set of photographs, and seen in eight views. Not long before these images, in 1850 Aden was declared a free trade port, gaining control of the coffee trade which had previously been out of Mokha, and profiting from the liquor, salt, arms, and opium trades. Images include the following: Two early and rare views of the Cisterns of Tawila, Aden's most prized historic site, are taken not long after the British restoration works. It is interesting to not the two guards on a narrow bridge, three small canons for defence, and a sign posting the large holding volume. [By the time of the British occupation of Aden, the Tanks had been almost completely buried by debris carried down the mountains by successive floods. Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, while serving as Political Agent at Aden, rediscovered the tanks and recognized their potential value. In 1856, the British began to restore the tanks to their original function, in order to provide a reliable source of water for public consumption. The results are seen in these photographs, one of which shows a sign boasting a holding capacity that exceedinged 150,000 gallons of water. With the intention of storing the greatest quantity of water possible, British engineers replaced the ancient and intricate network of 53 or so small, cascading cisterns along the valley walls, with a few larger tanks, only to find them less effective than anticipated.] One striking view of Al Aidroos Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Aden, dating back to the 14th century AD. Legend says that the original builders were at a loss what to do about the doors, until ready-carved doors floated onto the shore all the way from India. The mosque is dedicated to Imam Ehsikh Abu Bakr Bin Abdullah Al Aidarous, the patron saint of Aden, who lived between 1446 and 1508, came from the centre of religious teaching in Tarim, Hadhramaut Valley, before settling in Aden. The house of Al Aidarous (the Hashemite) is traced back to Sheikh Abu Bakr Bin Abdullah Al Aidarous who was also known as the Al Adani Al Hashemy and the founder of the city of Aden and who is said to be a direct descendent from Prophet Mohamed. [This image is embossed with a different photographer's stamp: BFK Rives.] A general view of the city's expanse of white buildings sprawling along the foothills, and the Al Aidroos Mosque perched on a slight rise in the background. Three photographs of Steamer Point (modern day Tawahi) in its early stages of commercial development, and still rather desolate, including a one taken on Telegraph Hill with a direct view of the communications station and RAF Hospital, one which centers on the Grand Hôtel de l'Univers which was originally named Hotel Suel by its owner Jules Suel, and one birds eye view of the harbour sparsely populated but equipped with British Army barracks, a coaling station, and a row of hotels. [One of the oldest buildings in Aden is the RAF Hospital, perched high on the hill above Steamer Point. In January 1839 the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and defend the British shipping trade from privateering. In 1850 Aden was declared a free trade port, from where coffee, liquor, salt, arms, and opium were traded. As it became an important trading center, in the mid-19th century, it became necessary to facilitate the replenishing of coal and boiler water for the ships. Thus Aden acquired a coaling station at Steamer Point, and the ancient Cisterns were restored and enlarged. It has been said that Suel's Grand Hotel was an information exchange and especially a source of capital for trading ventures that would have been illegal if legislation had been able to keep up with colonial enterprise.] Possibly also taken at Steamer point, a group of locals from inland Yemen transport twigs and tall grasses for sale to the hoteliers, this photograph being sated in manuscript, Aden 4 December 1892. Three of Arnoux's photographs of Port Said and the Suez Canal are present here - featuring embedded captions in French, and being especially reminiscent to the artist as he earned his fame with his important and stellar photography of the construction of the canal. "Jetée de Port-Said avec le Phare" captions a view of the lighthouse which was completed in 1869, one week prior to the inauguration of the Suez Canal. Another shows the town of Suez from the canal, with two local men enjoying the calm waters. Especially stunning is an image of travellers and their camels resting across shore from a quaint traditional village near Port Said, the embedded manuscript caption reading, "H. Arnoux. Port-Said. Village Arabe et Chamaux près de [Kasgako?]." Finally, a most uncommon large archaeological photograph with embedded captioned, shows the Great Sphinx at Cairo when it was still in the stages of excavation. A train of mining carts sits at its side waiting to be filled with rocks sand removed from the site, and the large stele which sits at the base of its chest is partially covered with heavy blankets for protection. [In 1817 the first modern archaeological dig, supervised by the Italian Giovanni Battista Caviglia, uncovered the Sphinx's chest. The entire Sphinx was finally excavated in 1925 to 1936, in digs led by Émile Baraize. The present photograph pre-dates the complete uncovering of the Sphinx by some thirty to forty years.] Hippolyte Arnoux was a commercial photographer of French origin, active in Egypt and Yemen from at least 1859 and into the 1890s. Various studies of his extensive photographic work have essentially formed a biographical sketch of his career, although very little is known of his personal life. Before establishing his own studio, he worked for the Zangaki Brothers [Adelphoi Zangaki], two Greek photographers working out of Port Said and Cairo who specialized in Egyptian scenes. Sometime in the late 1850s he opened a studio in Port Said, and was therefore well-placed to document the excavation and building of the Suez Canal, the work for which he is best remembered. [The French Suez Canal Company came into being on 15 December 1858 and work started on the shore of the future Port Said on 25 April 1859.] Arnoux's studio was situated in main square, known as "Place Ferdinand de Lesseps". He also had a boat moored on the canal, where he had his dark room. Both the shop and the boat carried the inscription "Canal Photographer." For over a decade, Arnoux documented the excavation of the Suez Canal, and published the resulting photographs as "Album du Canal de Suez". Toward the end of the Suez Canal project, in the late 1860s, he partnered with British-Italian photographer Antonio Beato. The Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez [Universal Company of the Suez Maritime Canal] displayed a large number of Arnoux's photographs at Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1889. Arnoux's shots were placed side by side with those of the Zangaki brothers, together with maps and data charts. From photographing in Egypt during the 1860s and 1870s, his portfolio also included many views of the major historical monuments such as the Sphinx and Pyramid, the Tombs of the Caliphs, important buildings such as Cairo's 12th century Citadel, as well as a series of ethnographic images of the local people and their trades, which he called the "local types." Some of the most popular works being of an Arabian knife grinder, an Arabian barber and his client, a water carrier, a Jewish Woman, a Turkish Woman, and Arabian Dancer and other veiled women. He also produced cabinet card photographs. To the verso of the mounts he advertised his Suez Canal Album, as follows, "Album du Canal du Suez. Photographie du Canal. Hte. Photographe Port-Said. Collection Complète des Vues de l'Ismthe. Stéréocopies Instantanées. Types et Coutumes Egyptiens." Some of his other photographs, kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and in private collections, illustrate his journeys to Aden, Jerusalem, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. He is known to have approached at least one other photographer in the Middle East with a view to exchanging negatives. The Tawila Tanks, also known as 'Aden Tanks', the 'Cisterns', 'Queen of Sheba Tanks' or 'Solomon's Tanks', are located at the head of Tawila Valley in the southwest sector of Crater. They are thought to date anywhere from the 1st to the 11th century, and are considered one of the greatest historical engineering feats in South Arabia, likely built and developed during the rules of Banu Zuraia', the Roulades, the Tahirides and the Ottomans and mentioned in the ancient Al- Musnad inscriptions. However, not much is accurately known of their history. The system of tanks, originally numbering approximately 53, were designed both to collect the scarce rain water and divert run off to protect the city of Crater in case of heavy rains and sweeping floods. They were excavated out of solid rock and lined with a thick coat of fine stucco, resembling marble. By the time of the British occupation of Aden (beginning in 1839), the Tanks had been almost completely buried by debris carried down the mountains by successive floods. Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, while serving as Political Agent at Aden 1854-1862, rediscovered the tanks and recognized their potential value. Aden had no fresh water and was often cut off from mainland water supplies by hostile tribes. Playfair hoped that the Tanks, once repaired, could provide a reliable source of water for public consumption. British commenced a restoration in 1856 to return the tanks to their original function, however, in the process, the design and layout of the Tanks were significantly modified from their original state. With the intention of storing the greatest quantity of water possible, British engineers replaced an intricate network of numerous, small, cascading cisterns along the valley walls with a few, larger tanks, consequently reducing the Tanks' effectiveness to both control floods and store water.

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         Salmon-Fishing in Canada: By a Resident

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London, England 1860 - A rare and absolutely stunning first edition copy of this classic book. Bound in gilt-embossed leather for Chatham House Grammar School in Ramsgate, England, est. 1797. Brown leather boards with intricate gilt detailing, gilt text block, five raised bands on the spine, and colorful nonpareil marbled endpapers. Front board has a gilt-embossed emblem stating, "Prize / Chatham House / Ramsgate." Red and gold striped headbands and thin red placeholder ribbon. Leather boards slightly darkened in some spots where they were previously scratched or rubbed. Extremities lightly rubbed, two corners slightly bumped, slight scratching to bright gilt text block. Flyleaves lightly foxed. Spine ends are lightly pulled, such that there is a 1/2" crack to the rear head of the spine, 3/4" crack to the front head, and 1/8" crack to the rear tail, though the binding remains tight and all parts of the spine are very secure, due to the high integrity of the leather. Front free endpaper is slightly detached at its bottom, and a piece of tape is affixed along the length between the front endpapers (presumably preventive tape because we see no other signs of tearing). Five short lines (difficult to decipher, they look as though they were written with a quill) on back of rear free endpaper. Otherwise (and overall), the book remains in excellent, gorgeous condition. It has that perfect vintage-leather-book smell and is a truly attractive, rare find! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The English Cricketers Trip to Canada and The United States

      F. Lillywhite 1860 - First edition of the first ever cricket tour book. Fred Lillywhite accompanied the team of professional cricketers on their tour of North America in 1859 and scorer and umpire. This is a lively, light-hearted account of the tour with much on the social side and Lillywhite's impressions of the country. Illustrated with numerous full-page engravings. Small 8vo. 79pp with 24 plates and fold-out map. Original black cloth boards with gilt titles to front cover. Illustration of George Parr pasted to front pastedown and signature of The Earl of Belmore to flyleaf. Hinge weak in places and scattered foxing throughout. A good copy of a scarce cricket classic. Paddock 4893. From our extensive stock of cricket books and publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Imperial Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Most Approved Copies of the Authorized Version. With Many Thousand Critical, Explanatory, and Practical Notes; also References, Readings, Chronological Tables, and Indexes. Illustrated by a Choice Series of Historical Designs, and Authentic Views of Important Bible Localities

      London: Blackie and Son, 1860. Hardcover. Near Fine. frontises, engraved 2nd title-pages, steel engraved plates, [6], xxiii, [1], 1367, [1]p. Ornate gilt-stamping and five raised bands on the full leather binding. 37cm. Modest cover scuffing. Scattered foxing, mostly on the tissue guards and plates. All edges gilt. Family register unused. Handsome mid-19th century printing of the King James Version of the Bible.

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         Atlas zur Bildenden Gartenkunst in Ihren Modernen Formen.

      Leipzig: J. L. Schrag’s Verlag (A. G. Hoffman), 1860. Folio, printed title-page, 17 hand-colored plates, including the final plate being a hand-colored fold-out plate measuring 44 1/2 x 34” comprised of four sheets. Half brown cloth and gray paper boards with title printed to upper board in black. Boards are chipped at edges, frayed slightly at head and tail of backstrip and somewhat age-toned, some scattered foxing—none affecting plates—a very good set of the plates. Bookplate of “A:Lanna” to first pastedown. “Cheap Edition,” very scarce. The atlas of Rudolph Siebeck’s hand-colored landscape designs. Siebeck (1812-1878), was a German-Austrian horticulturist and landscape designer. He worked with Carl Alexander Anselm Baron Hill from 1842 to 1845 in Vienna, and he was the city gardener of Leipzig from 1846 to 1857. His largest work was Stadtpark in Vienna, in addition to Schönbornpark (1862/63), the Esterházypark (1862-1869) and the avenues of the Viennese Ringstrasse (from 1863).

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         A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1860 - First edition. 8vo. (viii), 248 pp. Publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, remnants of old paper label to the spine, old ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Neatly recased, very good overall.

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         A View of Edinburgh down Princess Street from the top of Carlton Hill, towards the Castle.

      ?Edinburgh c. 1860 - Lithograph view of Edinburgh. Dimensions: 370 by 660mm. (14.5 by 26 inches). A beautiful and rare view of Edinburgh, looking down Princes Street from the top of Carlton Hill, towards the Castle. The Old Town is to the left of Princes Street and on the right is the New Town. Most notable are the Scott Monument, The National Gallery (completed 1853), The Royal Academy and Waverly train station.

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         Paroissien romain contenant les Offices de tous les Dimanches et des principales fêtes de l'Année en latin et en français, extrait du Bréviaire et du Missel de Rome. Edition Diamant.

      Paris, Morizot, Libraire-éditeur, s.d., vers 1860, - in-8vo, frontispice photographique + titre en chromolithographie + 635 p. de texte dans des encadrements typographiques + 4 planches gravées par Rouarge d?après Raphael e.a., en noir + 2 planches chromolithogr. par Lemercier à Paris, reliure en véritable ivoire, petit pièce sculptée au centre du premier plat, fermoir manque, tranches dorées. Emboîtage original. L?Approbation date de 29 juillet 1856. L?ouvrage même n?est pas daté, le frontispice est une photographie originale d?après un tableau peint, montée sur papier épais.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Map of the five cities of New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken & Hudson City

      Artist: Dripps M; issued in: New York; date: ca 1860 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Folded, partly restored; - size (in cm): 61 x 71; - description: Map shows the citymap of New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken & Hudson City

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         Historical atlas of the rice plantations of the ACE River Basin--1860

      Published by the South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History for the Archives and History Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Nature Conservancy - Author 188006734X Signed Limited Edition- Signed on the title page by the author- #1130 of 2000, Dust jacket and book have only minor wear, clean, has a good binding, no marks or notations. Feel free to further inquire. Ships from our bookstore in West Columbia, S.C.! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigh. Quittung mit Unterschrift.

      Wien 30 9 1860 - 1 Seite, gr-8. Bestätigung einer Akontozahlung von 100 Gulden österr. Währung für die Überlassung der Partituren der Polka Mazur "Bellona" [op. 94] und des Walzers "Sternschnuppen" [op. 96] an die k. k. Hofkunsthandlung Carl Haslinger. Mit zwei Steuermarken. - Faltspuren, kleine Rand- und Bugschäden, links oben Eckabriss, Rückseite mit Klebestreifen verstärkt. Josef Strauss, der um zwei Jahre jüngere Bruder von Johann Strauß (Sohn) war ursprünglich Ingenieur und Erfinder, bis er in die musikalischen Aktivitäten der Familie hineingezogen wurde und schließlich über 300 Werke schrieb, darunter so bekannte Walzer wie "Sphärenklänge", "Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust" und "Dorfschwalben aus Österreich". Carl Haslinger (1816-1868) übernahm 1842 den Musikverlag seines Vaters Tobias, baute ihn weiter aus und war unter anderem für die Strauss-Brüder sowie für Carl Michael Ziehrer als Verleger tätig.

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         The Eagle's Nest" in the Valley of Sixth; a summer home among the Alps: together with some excursions among the great glaciers.

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, - in-8°, XVIII + 1 leaf (directions for the binder), with a large floral engraving to the dedication + 387 p. (+ 1) + 1 leaf + 12 tinted litho plates (by Hanhart) + 2 fold. maps, Ex Libris ?M. Charpentier? full contemporary green morocco, spine with five raised bands, title gilt on spine, all edges gilt. Fine copy. First edition, rare. Complete with 12 lithographic plates after Mrs. Wills & some photogr. by the author. The second edition was published the same year, shortly after this first edition. It is also the second work by one of the champions of early British "mountain top tourism". Wills's ascent of the Wetterhorn and of the Monte Rosa ushered in the 'Golden Age' of mountaineering. ("Hochtouristik").?So wurden durch diese Schriften (von Hudson, Kennedy, Hinchliff, und Wills 1. Buch «Wanderings among the High Alps»), wie auch durch ein zweites Buch von Wills «The Eagle's nest .» (1860), in den Alpen manch neue Freunde gewonnen? (Lehner).The lithographic plates show: 1) Plateau des fonds and the Eagle's Nest / 2) Cascade of the "Nant Dant" / 3) Pic de Tinneverges / 4) Fer à Cheval / 5) Sixth and the Giétà / 6) Pointe de Salles / 7) Buet looking toward (view from E.N.) / 8) Idem, looking down de Valley from the E.N. / 9) Aiguilles Rouges / 10) from the bridge above the cascade Bérard (looking up the stream) / 11) View from Champéry /12) Monte Rosa. L?édition originale rare. Récits de courses dans la vallée du Haut-Giffre, au Mont-Blanc et au Mont-Rose. Cet ouvrage raconte également les péripéties de la construction du ?Nid d?Aigle? dans le cirque des Fonds. Bel exemplare dans une reliure en maroquin vert d?époque.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lehner 342 und 350.; Perret 4584; Neate W93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Grindelwald.

      Imp. par (J. C.) Ochsner, s.d., um 1860, - 26x42 (vue) / 45x60 cm (la feuille), Original Farblithographie. / Grande vue lithographique originale tirée en couleurs, avec les deux glaciers et un grand Châlet (l?Hôtel) en bas à droite avec les touristes, 1 feuille. Magnifique vue, grand format, légèrement piquée dans les marges. / Sehr schöne originale Farblithographie, wenige Stockflecken vor allem in den weissen Rändern.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         The Mill on the Floss.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons. 1860 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles. Orig. dark grey-blue fine diamond-grained cloth; elaborate decorated borders in blind within double-ruled borders also in blind, spines lettered in gilt (THE MILL / ON THE / FLOSS [SINGLE RULE] ELIOT / VOL.I. [II./III.]), gilt decorated rules at heads & tails. t.e.g. A v.g. exceptionally well-preserved copy in orig. variant cloth. Sadleir 816a; Wolff 2060. Baker & Ross, A5.1, records that the first edition was printed in three runs producing a total of 6574 copies. Of these, the vast majority were bound immediately in orange-brown cloth, in two variant bindings by Burn and Edmonds & Remnants. This variant blue cloth binding is not recorded in Baker & Ross, but they state that a further 18 copies, not initially bound, were 'boarded' in April 1861. A further 12 copies were recorded in the publisher's ledger as having been 'sewed in stiff covers'. It is likely that one or other of these small groups of copies were bound in this blue cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les Paysans Badois. Esquisse de moeurs et de coutumes. Texte et dessins par Charles Lallemand.

      Strassburg, Salomon. Libraire, Rue des Serruriers 31 (Typographie de G. Silbermann) / Bade, D.R. Marx, Libraire, s.d. (vers 1860), - gr. in-4to, 4 ff. (faux-titre - titre avec vignette gravée - dédicace -table) + 32 p. avec 13 gravures sur bois in-text + 16 planches gravées sur bois et coloriées à la main + 1 carte (de la Forêt Noire), reliure en toile originale, les plats avec un décor à froid et devant orné or (titre et armoiries), tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Première édition, compet de ses 16 planches en couleurs.Erste Ausgabe. 4 Bl. + 32 S. + 16 altkolorierte Holzstichtafeln + 1 lithographierte Karte, sowie 13 Textholzstiche.Mit Trachtentafeln aus Hanau (2x), Schutterwald, Petersthal, (2x), Rippoldsau, (3x), Schapbach, d?Alpirsbach (2x), Gutach, Simonswald (2x), Hauenstein (2x). Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit mit Goldprägung (Titel und Wappen). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Colas 1743; Lipperheide 750. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Manuscript on paper entitled "Catalogue des Livres de Mr. Berard."

      Title within fine architectural grey wash frame & engraved port. of the collector inlaid on following leaf. Written in a fine scribal hand in red & black ink. 2 p.l., 351 pp. Large 4to (276 x 210 mm.), cont. half-morocco & marbled boards (some scuffing), spine nicely gilt, t.e.g. [Paris: ca. 1860]. Bérard (1806-73), a practicing architect, was an important member of a group of scholarly amateurs in France who in the 1840s and 1850s began the serious study of historical architecture and design and the comprehensive collecting of primary graphic material in the decorative arts. Bérard's monographs on the ornament prints of François Cuvilliés (1859) and Daniel Marot (1865) have never been superseded. Bérard's manuscript catalogue details in 1174 lots his important collections of architectural and ornament books, prints, and drawings, amongst the richest ever formed.The collections were inherited by Bérard's son, Eugène Charles Bérard (1838-90), who added greatly to the drawings and loose engravings. They were dispersed in two sales in 1891.With Bérard's bookplate. From the reference library of the Rapilly firm, the leading architectural booksellers and publishers in Paris from the 1840s until World War II. Rapilly was the expert for the 1891 sale of Bérard's books.❧ Lugt, Marques, p. 14-"Bérard était le fondateur d'une importante collection de dessins et de gravures d'ornements, dont des parties figurèrent à plusieurs expositions…La collection avait été recueillie dès la première heure, au moment où les raretés dans ce domaine n'étaient point recherchées et se trouvaient à bon point compte. Elle résumait un travail de près de cinquante années. Il avait été conduit à la réunir par suite de son intérêt pour toutes les manifestations d'art. Il y trouvait en même temps, comme dit A. de Champeaux, des éléments comparatifs, qui facilitaient les nombreux travaux d'architecture dont il était chargé. Il s'en aida également pour la publication des ouvrages qu'il entreprit sur la serrurerie artistique et sur divers détails de la construction…M. Bérard possède aussi beaucoup de dessins d'ornements très rares et très importants…En résumé, il y a peu de cabinets aussi riches en ouvrages d'architecture et en dessins d'ornements.".

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         Liber Amicorum. Freundschafts-Album.

      Zürich und Umgebung, 1857-1860. - Quer-4°. Blindgeprägtes braunes Lederalbum mit Deckeltitel und Initialen (C.M. 1857) auf Hinterdeckel. Album von Constance Morf? Mit Einträgen von Maria Abegg, Ida Bossard, Mary O. Escher, Mathilda Füssli, Marie Haag, Ruth Hennemann, Marie Hornung, Emma Imhoof, Robert Imhoof, S. Imhoof-Hotze, N. Jackson, Friedrich Krause, Albert Kündig, E. Kündig, Julie Lysi, N. v. May-Escher, Nanny Meier, Carl Meyer, J. Meyer-Villa, Anna Meyer-Zeller, Anna Locher, Constance Morf, Georg Morf, Gustav Morf, Olga Morf, Moritz Nüscheler, Gustav Oschwald, Henriette Oschwald, Kathi Tobler, Carl Wiedemann, Félicie d'Ysenburg, Julie Ziegler u.a. - Innendeckel: Gobelin mit Blumenmotiv; kolorierte Aquatinta-Miniaturansichten vom Hotel Bellevue (dem heutigen Haus zum Raben), 2 verschiedene Ansichten Zürich von der Waid aus, Paradeplatz, Uetliberg, grosse Ansicht vom Rheinfall; Bleistiftzeichnungen Stillleben, Tessiner Haus, Lamm-Familie, Friedhof, Mühle, Knabe mit Hase, Bauersfrau mit Obstkorb, Wildkirchli, Landschaften; kolorierte Lithographien «Lausanne de Montbenon», «Les nouveaux bains de Weissenburg», «La porte de Morat»; 2 Aquatinta Ansichten von Heidelberg (Verhas/Hürlimann); Oblaten-Bildchen; Karte «Erinnerung an den Schnecken», das Haus zum Schneggen am Limmatquai; diverse Blumenzeichnungen und getrocknete Blumen. - (Blätter teilweise lose).

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         Great Expectations. The original serialisation in All the Year Round, vol. IV nos 84-100 & vol. V nos 101-119. Dec. 1, 1860 - Aug. 3, 1861.

      Chapman & Hall. 1860-61 - Vol. IV v. sl. damp-marked in earlier leaves, ads on e.ps vol. V. Orig. pale blue publisher?s cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; a little dulled & sl. marked, but generally a good set. The first appearance of Great Expectations, complete, in the weekly issues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Album pittoresque - L?Italie - Vues, Monuments, Types. Dessinées et gravées sur acier par les plus habiles artistes.

      Paris, Laplace, Sanchez et Cie, Libraires-éditeurs, (Imp. Ch. Chardon ainé, Paris) s.d. (vers 1860), - in-folio, 40 planches, dont 6 mises en couleurs, tirées sur papier épais avec feuilles neutres intercalées, gravées par Rouargue frères et Impr. par F. Chardon ainé, exemplaire sans rousseurs, reliure en d.-cuir originale (plats en percaline rouge), impression or ?L?Italie Septentrionale et Méridionale? sur le plat devant, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin rouge. Avec vues gravées de: 1) Florence / 2) Cathédrale de Monza / 3) Nice / 4) Turin / 5) Gènes / 6) Les Barquettes à Gènes (coloriée) / 7) Cathédrale de Milan / 8) Cathédrale de Brescia / 9) Padoue - Place Salone / 10) Venise - Place Saint-Marc / 11) Venise - Grand Canal / 12) Venise - Vue des Jardins / 13) Ancône - Arc de Trajan / 14) Bologne - Tours Penchées / 15) Jeu de la Mora A Bologne (coloriée) / 16) Livourne / 17) Livourne - Place d?Armes / 18) Pise - Place du Dôme / 19) Florence - Place du Grand-Duc / 20) Bouquetières A Florence (coloriée) / 21) Château St. Ange / 22) Sienne - Place du Dôme / 23) Place du Peuple / 24) Forum de Trajan / 25) Le Forum / 26) La Trinité du Mont / 27) St. Pierre / 28) Environs de Rome (costumes -coloriée) / 29) Tivoli / 30) Mont-Cassin / 31) Capoue / 32) Le Corricolo (coloriée) / 33) Naples / 34) Le Vésuve et Portici / 35) Le Vésuve vu du Château St. Elme / 36) Salerne / 37) Pouzzole / 38) Ischia / Messine / 39) Moissonneurs - Environs de Bassano (coloriée) / 40) Cathédrale de Palerme / Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bellani -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Holy Bible According to The Authorized Version; Containing The Old and New Testaments. 2-vol. set (Complete) [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CHARLES EDWIN ANSON MARKHAM]

      Wm. S. Orr and Co, London 1860 - Quarto. VIII, 680, 533, [1], VIII, 632, [2], 541, [1]pp. Modern black cloth with gold lettering on spines. Exquisite bookplate from previous owner, the celebrated American poet Edwin Markham. Bookplate inscribed and signed by the poet to Dr. Hampton: "O Vernon B. Hampton, Here is my hand in friendly grasp. Come down the road with me. Your friend, Edwin Markham." Pictorial title page in each volume. Decorative initials. Scarce pictorial Bible exquisitely illustrated with 825 in-text illustrations depicting not only biblical scenes, but also animals and plants of the Bible. With numerous notes by John Kitto, the renown English biblical scholar of Cornish descent. Upper corners of first volume bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover of first volume. One page of the list of illustrations to first volume misbound, and placed in second volume. Moderate creasing along fore-edge of very first pages of first volume. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Why be Good Tempered? One page of Manuscript in Thackeray's hand from volume I of his novel "The Newcomes". Signed and dated, May 30, 1860.

      1860 1860 - 21 lines on recto only of single quarto sheet. The Newcomes was published in twenty four numbers, 1853-55. It followed the success of Vanity Fair (1847), which rapidly shot Thackeray to fame, and the subsequent novels Pendennis (1848-50) and Henry Esmond (1852). This manuscript was probably requested by a charitable organisation or written out for a friend. This is a playful page advocating the benefits of being bad tempered: 'Surely a fine furious temper, if accompanied with a certain magnanimity and bravery . is one of the most precious and fortunate gifts with w[hi]c[h] a gentleman, a lady can be endowed . 'The lazy grow tired of contending with him; the timid coax and flatter him; and as almost every one is timid or lazy, a bad tempered man is want to have his own way . She [the bad tempered female] has the place which she likes in the drawing room . if the family are taking their tour in the summer it is she who ordains whether they shall go, and where they shall stop' But God forbid you are a person of mild manners and temper: 'nobody cares whether we are pleased or not. Our wives go to the Milliners, & send us the bill, and we pay it . our sons loll in the arm chair we should like . and smoke in the dining room, our taylors fit us badly; our butchers give us the youngest mutton . and our servants go out whenever they like' PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         A Christmas Carol. 14th edn.

      Chapman & Hall. 1860 - Half title, col. front. & 3 other plates by John Leech, text illus., final ad. leaf. Orig. horizontal-grained red cloth, blocked & lettered in gilt; spine v. sl. rubbed at head. Armorial bookplate of Robert Nind Ward. a.e.g. v.g. In the slightly plainer secondary binding, without floral borders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Sources of the Nile

      James Madden & Co, London 1860 - being a general survey of the basin of that river and of its head-streams with the history of Nilotic discovery. 156 pp, ill. Large folding map in front. Orig pub. blindstamped cloth. LACKS FRONT FREE END PAPER. Wear at spine tips (with slight loss), front hinge weakening. Former owner's bookplate. Few pencil notations on inside rear board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Vision Of Hell [And] The Vision Of Purgatory And Paradise. New Edition, With Critical And Explanatory Notes, Chronology, And Life Of Dante [Two Volumes, Deluxe, Large Paper Copies In Full Morocco]

      Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London 1860 - Large Paper Copy, Outside Dimensions Are 15 1/4" X 12", With Ample Margins, An Early Printing In Original Bindings. Two Volumes In Finest Publisher's Binding, Matching Full Dark Brown Morocco, All Edges Gilt, Watered Endpapers With Doubleur Paste-Downs With 1" Elaborately Gilt Turn-Ins All Around. Some Wear To Bindings But Newly Refreshed To Even Color, All Original Gilt Still Brilliant. Pages Mostly Fine, A Few Pages With Short Tears, Light Foxing To Frontispieces And Title Pages, Some Tearing And Chipping To Tissue Guard For The "Vision Of Hell". Small Ownership Signature Of "E. A. Hatherton" Dated 1860 In Each Volume; Book Is Otherwise Undated, But Printed Circa 1856-1860. Very Heavy Shipping Weight, Additional Postage Required At Cost. Express Mail Required For International Shipment To Most Destinations, For Insurance Purposes, Probably Well Over $125. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Manuscript on paper entitled "Catalogue des Livres de Mr. Berard."

      Title within fine architectural grey wash frame & engraved port. of the collector inlaid on following leaf. Written in a fine scribal hand in red & black ink. 2 p.l., 351 pp. Large 4to (276 x 210 mm.), cont. half-morocco & marbled boards (some scuffing), spine nicely gilt, t.e.g. [Paris: ca. 1860]. Bérard (1806-73), a practicing architect, was an important member of a group of scholarly amateurs in France who in the 1840s and 1850s began the serious study of historical architecture and design and the comprehensive collecting of primary graphic material in the decorative arts. Bérard's monographs on the ornament prints of François Cuvilliés (1859) and Daniel Marot (1865) have never been superseded. Bérard's manuscript catalogue details in 1174 lots his important collections of architectural and ornament books, prints, and drawings, amongst the richest ever formed. The collections were inherited by Bérard's son, Eugène Charles Bérard (1838-90), who added greatly to the drawings and loose engravings. They were dispersed in two sales in 1891. With Bérard's bookplate. From the reference library of the Rapilly firm, the leading architectural booksellers and publishers in Paris from the 1840s until World War II. Rapilly was the expert for the 1891 sale of Bérard's books. ❧ Lugt, Marques, p. 14-"Bérard était le fondateur d'une importante collection de dessins et de gravures d'ornements, dont des parties figurèrent à plusieurs expositions…La collection avait été recueillie dès la première heure, au moment où les raretés dans ce domaine n'étaient point recherchées et se trouvaient à bon point compte. Elle résumait un travail de près de cinquante années. Il avait été conduit à la réunir par suite de son intérêt pour toutes les manifestations d'art. Il y trouvait en même temps, comme dit A. de Champeaux, des éléments comparatifs, qui facilitaient les nombreux travaux d'architecture dont il était chargé. Il s'en aida également pour la publication des ouvrages qu'il entreprit sur la serrurerie artistique et sur divers détails de la construction…M. Bérard possède aussi beaucoup de dessins d'ornements très rares et très importants…En résumé, il y a peu de cabinets aussi riches en ouvrages d'architecture et en dessins d'ornements.".

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         A Tale of Two Cities.

      Chapman and Hall, London 1860 - First edition, second issue of one of Dickens' most enduring work. Octavo, bound in full red 19th century morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of stockbroker Henry William Poor, with his bookplates. The firm that he and his father established in 1868, H. V. & H. W. Poor, was a predecessor to the business that eventually became Standard & Poor's. In near fine condition. With 16 plates by H.K. Browne. A nice example with noted provenance. The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. Here, too, are all of Dickens's recurring themes -- imprisonment, injustice, and cataclysmic violence, resurrection and the renunciation that makes renewal possible. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die Wappenrolle von Zürich. Ein heraldisches Denkmal des vierzehnten Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben von der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich.

      Zürich, Selbstverlag, 1860. Titel + 6 n.n. + 23 S. + 25 Tafeln. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. EA. Mit allen 25 Farblithographien. - Schn. m. Fleck, Buchblock etw. gelockert, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, Tafel I m. kl. Läsur, Gbrsp., zwei eingeklebte Antiquariatseinträge a. V., Ebd. berieben. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Heraldik; Schweiz

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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      Slatkine Reprints, Geneve 1860-1878 - Ristampa 1999 della 5° edizione di Parigi Librairie De Firmin Diderot Freres et C (la migliore) interamente rivista e aumentata di 1/3 da parte dell’autore, 7 volumi in 8 per 7449 pp con l’aggiunta del dizionario di geografia di Dechamps, rilegatura dell’editore. 1999 reprint of 5th edition of Librairie De Firmin Diderot Freres et C, Paris (the best), fully revised and expanded by 1/3 by the author, 7 volumes in 8° for 7449 pp. with the addition of the geography dictionary of Dechamps , publisher's binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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