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        Storia degli ordini equestri romani / di Escolano Conte Gaddi Hercolani.

      A spese dell\'autore Roma, Rom 1860 Mit 4 n.n. Blättern, Seiten XIII-LII, 182 Seiten, 3 n.n. Blätter ( so vollständig ) Mit 20 altkolorierten lithographischen Tafeln, roter, goldgeprägter OMaroquin-Ledereinband mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 4° ( 30,5 x 22 cm ). Einband leider von schlechter Erhaltung, berieben ( der Rückdeckel stark berieben ), etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken stark angeplatzt und mit Fehlstellen. Innen auf dem Innendeckel ein altes Exlibris *Alfred W. Maumman, Maffersdorf*, das Titelblatt oben mit 2 alten Besitzvermerken aus dem Jahr 1895 und 1897, das Titelblatt zur rechten unteren Ecke außerhalb des Textes stark fleckig, desgleichen die ersten Seiten ( jeweils zur unteren rechten Ecke hin ). Ansonsten wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, Papier teils zeitbedingt etwas gebräunt. Die prachtvollen kolorierten Lithographien meist von guter Erhaltung, teils gering stockfleckig, teils die umliegenden Seiten mit kleinem Farbabklatsch. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 950 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // Further pics on request ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Orden, Urkunden, Ordini, Equestri, Reiter, Reiterorden, Rom, Römisch, Romani, Google, Uniform, Soldat, Miltär, Armee

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Report on the Art of War in Europe 1854, 1855 & 1856 by of Major Richard Delafield, Major of the Corps of Engineers.

      Washington: Bowman, 1860. - 1st ed. 287p. text + 39 Large Folding maps & plates. + 8 single page line drawings of canon, + 25 Folding plates, mostly views of fortifications + 4 plates of interiors. NEWLY REBOUND in russet cloth with gilt lettering. Folding materials have been professionally refolded. Minor foxing in text. Very Oversize. Fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Erinnerungen an das Freimaurer Institut zu Dresden\". Gesamtansicht des Instituts, umgeben von 14 Teilansichten sowie Szenen aus dem Leben im Institut.

       Altkol. Lithographie von W. Bässler nach G. Wunderlich bei J. Braunsdorf, Dresden, um 1860, 26 x 33,5 cm. Das Dresdner Freimaurerinstitut wurde bereits 1772 als Schule für Arme und Waise gegründet, mehrfach erweitert und ausgebaut. 1876 wurde es in eine Realschule umgewandelt. Sie existiert heute noch unter dem Namen Kreuzschule. - Der Zeichner des Blattes Carl Gustav Wunderlich gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Lehrer am Institut. Er leitete der Kunstunterricht und war erster Lehrer und Förderer der Maler Sascha Schneider und Ferdinand Rayski. - Das seltene Souvenirblatt mit schmalem Rändchen und sorgfältig geschlossenen Randeinrissen. Feines altes Kolorit. Im Unterrand mit Widmung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt, Freimaurer, Souvenir-Blätter

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        Manuscript HERBARIUM - Specimens From Around The World

      Ephemera. Very Good. Stiff Wrapper. This herbarium of ferns & grasses is dated circa 1860-1890. Representing the Northern & Southern Hemispheres, and ALL five continents! 63 mounted specimens. It is a treasure..

      [Bookseller: Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera / B]
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        Vues de Copenhague et ses Environs. Prospecter af Kjöbenhavn og Omegn. 12 litograferede plancher/ lithographed plates.

      Copenhagen: Philipsen c. 1860. Tvær/ Oblong 4to. I det orig. bogtrykte kartonnage. Publisher bookprinted boards. Komplet. Ryggen defekt, alle plancher rene og pletfri. Complete. Spine cracked, all plates clean and well-preserved.Indeholder / Contains: Kjöbenhavn. Toldboden. Rosenborg Slot. Christiansborg Slot. Det indre af Frue Kirke. Börsen. Thorvaldsens Museum. Det indre af Thorvaldsens Museum. Kongens Nytorv. Partie af Amagertorv. Domkirken i Roeskilde. Frederiksborg Slot.

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        NOTES On NURSING: What It Is, and What It Is Not

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 346 & 348 Broadway, 1860. 1st US edition (Bishop & Goldie, p. 15; Cordasco 60-1308; 100 Famous Medical Books, 71). Original publisher's dk green cloth with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Pale yellow eps. Very slight lean. A spot of foxing or two. A VG+ copy.. 140, [4] pp. Printed glosses. Publisher adverts last 4 pages. 12mo. 8" x 5" What else need be said... it's the book that established Nursing as a profession and, if I may be so bold, should have been the title included in PMM.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Thayer and Eldridge, Boston 1860 - Third edition, later format. Back of copyright page states; "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by WALT WHITMAN, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. Year 85 of The States. (1860-1861). Original deep purple cloth binding (Myerson Binding A), bevel-edged boards with blind stamp of globe and clouds and title on front cover and sunrise and title on back cover. Gilt title on spine. Finger with butterfly resting on it blind-stamped on spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Whitman. Front hinge broken. Copyright page is nearly separated. Early owner signature in ink on front pastedown, with additional notes in pencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monsieur Coumbes

      - Lib. Nouvelle A. Bourdilliat & Cie, Paris 1860, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Due piccole lacune nella parte superiore della schiena, un puntino, senza gravità sul primo corso, una piccola mancanza Lunghezza angolare del secondo piano. Esempio raro presentata nella sua originale e completo catalogo di multa pin redattore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Deux infimes manques en tête du dos, une toute petite tache sans gravité sur le premier plat, un infime manque angulaire en pied du deuxième plat. Rare exemplaire présenté dans son brochage d'origine et complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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        Leaves of Grass.

      Boston: Thayer and Eldridge [i.e. Richard Worthington],, 1860?1 [i.e. c.1880]. Octavo. Original bubble-grain purple cloth, title to spine gilt and front cover blind, bevelled edges, pale pink blue-veined patterned endpapers. Portrait frontispiece engraved by Stephen Alonzo Schoff after a portrait by Charles Hine. Armorial bookplate of John Clarke tipped-in to front free endpaper. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine ends and tips worn, spot of wear to centre of spine panel, one gathering slightly sprung, fore corner pp. 237-40 uncut and folded in. A very good copy. Third edition, first unauthorised printing. Enlarged from the 1855 and 1856 editions, and including 122 new poems, it was the first edition to be published commercially. The first printing of 1,000 copies was released in May 1860; it sold out within a month and a second printing followed in June, but by the end of the year the publishers were bankrupt. The plates were sold at auction in 1879, and later purchased by New York publisher Richard Worthington, who reprinted it without Whitman's permission. Whitman threatened Worthington with legal action but accepted $50 in December 1880 and several subsequent cheques in lieu. This copy conforms to Myerson's binding A.

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        Albert von Le Coq. Die buddhistische Spätantike in Mittelasien. Reprint in 2 Bänden.

      - Dieser Klassiker der Orientalistik (religionsgeschichtlich, kunst- und sprachgeschichtlich, topographisch, archäologisch) ist wegen seines besonderen Inhalts, vor allem auch wegen genauer Beschreibungen längst verloren gegangener Kunstwerke heute noch ein Grundlagenwerk. Der renommierte Berliner Archäologe und Orientalist Albert von Le Coq (1860-1930) machte sich vor allem als Leiter der sog. Königlich-Preußischen Turfan-Expedition einen Namen, viele Male reiste er an die Seidenstrasse, Hunderte von Fresken Statuen und Fragmenten aus Höhlentempeln ließ er nach Berlin transportieren, zahlreiche von ihnen befinden sich heute im Museum für Asiatische Kunst in Berlin-Dahlem. Zwischen den Expeditionen arbeitete er minutiös an der Veröffentlichung seiner Forschungsergebnisse, die »buddhistische Spätantike« wurde sein wissenschaftliches Hauptwerk. Hier nun dieser Klassiker der Orientalistik in einer besonders schönen Reprint-Ausgabe in zwei Bänden: Band 1 versammelt sämtliche Abhandlungen der Ursprungsausgabe nebst den jeweiligen Bildtafeln in einem Band (Die Plastik, Die Manichaeischen Miniaturen, Die Wandmalereien, Neue Bildwerke, Neue Bildwerke II, Neue Bildwerke III), Band 2 ist der Wort-Bildatlas zu den Wandmalereien, im herrlichen Überformat. Beide Werke sind in schwarzes Leinen gebunden und mit einer goldgeprägten Titelillustration versehen. Die Faksimilierung und Ausstattung erfolgte auf hohem Niveau, der Zugang zu Text und Bild ist trotz des großen Formates leicht zu tätigen. Mit den zahlreichen farbigen und schwarz/weißen Bildtafeln, Plänen und Skizzen - eine wahre Fundgrube, nicht nur für professionell Interessierte und Bibliotheken, sondern gerade auch für den Leser zuhause. Wir haben das bibliophile Duo ist nun deutlich reduziert und freuen uns, es somit auch einer breiteren Interessentengruppe zugänglich zu machen. Band 1: 28 x 37 x 6,5 cm, 700 Seiten, zahlr. Bildtafeln, Leinen. Band 2: 38 x 54,5 cm, 56 Seiten, davon 20 Seiten Tafelteil, Leinen. Sonderaufbindung in 2 Bänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DE LEURS MAJESTES IMPERIALES dans le Sud-Est de la France, en Corse et en Algérie. 1860.

      dessiné et gravé par M.M. Steyert, Rahoult, Letuaire, Crapelet, Galetti, Janet-Lange, Blanchard, Worms, Godefroy Durand, Grandsire, Rouargue, Anastasi, Provost, Gaildreau, Best, Fessart, etc. d'après les notes et les croquis de Auguste MARC.Un volume grand in 4 ( 29cm x 39cm ). 1/2 chagrin marron époque . dos à 5 nerfs, très orné. double filet doré sur les plats; titre doré. plats papier marbré marron époque . Quinet relieur en queue de dos . gardes marbrées époque. coins émoussés, une éraflure légère sur le dos. sinon parfait; 158 pages très illustrées in et hors texte soit 157 illustrations. Relation du voyage de leurs Majestés impériales après l'annexion de la Savoie et du Comté de Nice. Edité par le journal L'Illustration. " Depuis longtemps l'Empereur avait promis aux populations d'Algérie d'aller les visiter; l'annexion de la Savoie et de Nice détermina l'Empereur à entreprendre un voyage à travers ces nouvelles provinces, et il décida qu'il poursuivrait ce voyage jusqu'en Algérie après avoir fait une station dans l'île de Corse, berceau de la famille impériale. Ce voyage fut fixé au 23 août 1860, et il devait durer trente et un jours. " Départ de Paris, Dijon, Macon, Lyon, Chambéry, Aix-les-Bains, la cascade de Grézy, Annecy, Thonon, Sallanches, Chamonix, la Mer de Glace, Grenoble, Valence, Orange, Avignon, Tarascon, Arles, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Ajaccio, Alger, Retour à Saint-Cloud.Très bel exemplaire.

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        Eupherusa Eximia / 3 Kolibris - grüne Köpfchen. Or.-Lithographie. Original colourlithography. In fine condition. Size / Blattgröße ca. 50 x 35cm . Unter Passepartout: Größe - 69 x 50cm.

      London, Hullmandel & Walton, ca. 1850, 1860 - Gould`s A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds show Gould at the peak of his art. The accuracy of depiction, the composition of each plate, the vibrant and precise colouring, and the sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Graphik / Lithorgaphie. 50 x 35cm.

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        Carnelvalszug in Votzdam. Programm. [Vienna?, c. 1860].

      1860. Lithogr. leporello, c. 198 x 1450 mm. Fastened in somewhat later half calf portfolio. Bibliographically unrecorded programme for an erotic Mardi Gras parade; the title contains a pun on the Prussian residence Potsdam and the German vulgar term for the vagina. All 18 illustrations show brief captions with tongue-in-cheek descriptions of the (non-)costumes. The fashion points to the 1860s, the language suggests Vienna as place of origin. - Reinforced tears and edge damage to title page; rather stained with traces of frequent handling.

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        Souvenirs de la Suisse [2 works]. Geneva, Charnaux/Bicherat, [1860?].

      1860. (2), 24 colour lithographed plates in contemporary green blind-stamped cloth binding with gilt title to cover (18.5 x 15 cm). Presentation inscription to first blank leaf. Beautiful mid-19th c. introduction to the delights of Switzerland, depicting scenic views as well as charming inhabitants in their native costumes. The first work consists of 12 colour scenic plates after Deroy, lithographed by Muller or Aubrun (not found in Longchamp). The second work includes 12 plates of local costumes, signed "Charles Vallet" (Lonchamp attributing it to the publisher Bicherat). - First work not in Waeber, Barth, or Lonchamp. Lonchamp 2743.

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        Recueil d'appareils à vapeur employés aux travaux de navigation et de chemins de fer.

      Paris Typographie de Firmin Didot frères 1860 Grand in-folio de (4)-50-(2) pp., 19 planches à double-page, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Superge catalogue des productions de l'industriel Castor, un des principaux entrepreneurs de génie civil en France dans cette période d'industrialisation intense et de transport ferroviaire. 19 planches illustrent cette production monumentale, divisées en 3 catégories : machines à draguer (drague à deux élindes inclinées, drague à une seule élinde inclinée, drague à une seule élinde verticale, drague à chariot) ; machine élévatoires (grues à vapeur, plans inclinés pour wagon, machine élévatoire à plan incliné, appareils élévatoires de la gare de Vaise) ; appareils divers (remorqueurs à vapeur, machine à saboter, fondations du pont sur le Rhin, machine soufflante). Les livres écrits par des entrepreneurs au sujet de leur travail sont peu communs ; c'est un exemple particulièrement riche et réussi dans son grand format. Bel exemplaire portant un envoi autographe de Castor à M. Méry, Ingénieur en chef des Ponts et Chaussées.

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        Collection de 8 portraits photographiques d'Alexandre Dumas fils.

      1860-1890 ca 1860 - Portrait carte de visite par Nadar ; portrait par Benque (198 x 130 mm) ; portrait non signé (145 x 98) ; portrait non signé (142 x 95) ; portrait en pied par Benque (146 x 105 mm) ; portrait par Raynaud (137 x 99) ; portrait non signé à la fin de sa vie (233 x 169) ; portrait non signé à la fin de sa vie (228 x 162).

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        Autograph letter signed ("V."). H[auteville] H[ouse, Guernsey], 9 Feb. [1860].

      1860. 8vo. 3 pp. In French, to Noel Parfait in Paris: "Your kind letter moves me. You are sad and happy at the same time, and it is quite normal. Homeland is sweet but exile is grand. One goes back home but one has to give up one's freedom. I understand the double shock your soul is experiencing. But it does not matter, dear Parfait. You are going to be happy, I have no doubt about that. You are taking into the darkness that prevails in France nowadays the serenity of a proud conscience and the satisfaction of having overcome the ordeal. You will feel respectable among all the despicable people. That is an austere kind of joy but it is indeed a joy. Thank you for all the details you gave me. I congratulate and envy Dumas, who was able to help you and ensure that you will have enough to live on in Paris. That, plus all the intelligence, style, grace, talent and virtue that you have! I assure you that you are going to do very well. I am sorry for H.M. the world's biggest scoundrel [H.M. stands for His Majesty, most likely Louis-Napoleon], but there is going to be one successful honest man in Paris. I already know seven or eight of them, maybe nine, and that will make ten with you. Our friend must be in Brussels at the moment. Tell him that I am going to answer his letter and ask him to send me, in the meantime, the issue of l'lndependance (by mail, since it costs two sous there and six francs here) in which my note on George Sand was printed. Also, I would like to have his address in Brussels [...]". In a postscript, Hugo as added, "Would you be so kind as to have the first of the two letters I am enclosing handed over to Bance, whose address I do not know, and mail the second one in Brussels? Sorry and many thanks". - In February 1860, Hugo was still living in exile on Guernsey, still writing about the darkness that prevails in France and the world's greatest scoundrel. It was an exile that had begun in December 1851 when a coup d'etat took place in France, which eventually resulted in the Second Empire under Napoleon III, and it did not end until the return of liberty and the reconstitution of the republic on 4 September 1870. However, his exile had recently become a voluntary gesture and an act of pride, a time to stand against Louis Napoleon. On 15 August 1859 (the birth of Napoleon I), Napoleon III offered an amnesty to exiles, which was accepted by some, but not Hugo. In a poem, "Ultima verba", he marked his decision, stating "No one will suppose that I personally can take any notice of the thing called an amnesty. In the present condition of France, protest - absolute, inflexible, eternal protest - that is my duty. True to the engagements I have made with my conscience, I shall share the exile of freedom to the end. When freedom returns, I shall return". The truth of the matter was that Hugo could not return during the reign of Napoleon III without inflicting a deep wound on his pride, and he could not resign himself to that. He was also well aware of the status and commercial value of banishment, even though the banishment was now self-imposed. The personal defiance of Napoleon III, the deliberate choice of martyrdom, gave Hugo a new heroic dimension. - With integral address leaf.

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        Les Paradis artificiels. Opium et Haschisch.

      Paris Poulet-Malassis et De Broise 1860In-12(18 x 12 cm), 304-(1) pp., reliure bradel en percale marbrée orange et noire, pièce de titre en maroquin havane, dos légèrement éclairci, gardes un peu roussies, sans les couvertures. Edition originale en reliure ancienne. photographies et détails à la demande.

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        On the Origin of Species, Inscribed

      John Murray, London 1860 - Presentation copy to Frederick Moore on behalf of Charles Darwin.No foxing, no repairs, rubbing to spine head and corner. Bright title and cover clothe. Very nice condition. Rather than describe the condition in minute detail here, please ask for a full set of photos and catalogue. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        IMMENSTADT. Gesamtansicht mit Blick gegen Grünten und Daumen.

      - Lithographie auf China von Eberhard Emminger bei Tob. Dannheimer, um 1860, 18,5 x 28,5 cm (Schefold 44786).

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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. U. Schillersdorf, 8. X.1860, 9. V. 1860 und o. D.

      1860. Zusammen 5 SS. 8vo. An Herrn Pick: "Nur zwei Worte um Ihnen zu melden, dass Graf Batthyany mich gebeten hat Ihnen zu sagen, es würde ihm nicht möglich sein, heute Abend mit Ihnen oder mit Herrn Höffner auf den Bediener-Ball zu gehen" (o. O. u. D.). Am 9. Mai 1860: "Kaum hier angekommen beeile ich mich einige Zeilen an Sie zu richten, um Ihnen mein Bedauern auszudrücken, Sie nur so wenige Momente, bei meinem letzten, freilich sehr kurzen, Aufenthalt in Wien gesprochen zu haben. Ich hoffe Sie werden mir die Freiheit entschuldigen, die ich mir genommen habe, Sie mit dem Auffinden von Worten zu meinem Liede, zu belästigen [...]".

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        PLAN DU COMBAT DU GRAND PORT, ISLE DE FRANCE 1810 [manuscript title].

      [N.p., but possibly Port Louis. Circa 1860?] - Manuscript map, 17 3/4 x 13 1/2 on drafting linen. Handcolored. Old folds. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Manuscript plan of the Battle of Grand Port on Mauritius Island during the Napoleonic Wars. The battle took place August 20-27, 1810 between French and British forces, and the French were victorious, maintaining their hold on Mauritius until December that year. The plan shows the harbor at Grand Port, on the southeastern shore of the island, with the French and British ships color coded to a key on the right side of the map. The four British ships are individually labeled, as are those of the French, and dotted lines show the movement of the vessels throughout the battle. The town of Mahebourg is shown in the lower right corner, and at the bottom of the map a legend indicates that many corpses were washed up along the beach in that area. This battle was a significant defeat for the British, arguably the worst defeat they suffered in the war, leaving the trade routes in the Indian Ocean open to French attack, although they returned to rout the French later in the year. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce.

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        Palaeontology or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and their Geological Relations.

      First edn, A & C Black, Edinburgh, 1860. 8vo, xvi, 420p, 32p cat. Folding table & text engravings. Nr fine copy in original cloth gilt. Owen was a famous naturalist who argued with Darwin and coined the term 'Dinosauria'.

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        Panorama da S Martino (Napoli)

      Napoli, ca. 1860. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,3 x 24,8 cm, on mount, photograph no. 1103. KEYWORDS:italy/napoli/photo

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        The Eagle's Nest in the Valley of Sixt a Summer Home among the Alps : together with some excursions among the Great Glaciers.

      First edn, Longman, London, 1860. 8vo, xx, 327p, 28p cat. 2 folding maps & 12 attractive litho plates. Slight browning to back & edges of plates else near fine copy in original bright cloth gilt. The pictorial binding (Eagle & mountaineering equipment), gilt on blue cloth, is very attractive. An Alpine classic. Neate W93. Perret 4584 'L'édition originale est rare'.

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        Paralysie musculaire progressive de la langue, du voile du palais et des lèvres ; affection non encore décrite comme espèce morbide distincte

      Paris, Asselin, 1860. de 30 pages demi-chagrin moderne 1860, 1860, in-8, de 30 pages, demi-chagrin moderne, Très rare tiré à part de la première description de la paralysie bulbaire progressive, dite "paralysie de Duchenne" Morton, 4736; Jablonski, 85

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. ("V Lachner"). Mannheim, 20. IX. 1860.

      1860. ¾ S. Qu.-4to. 16 Takte für Klavier aus einem unbezeichneten Werk. - Als Komponist war Lachner mit zahlreichen Männerchören bekannt geworden, die sich großer Beliebtheit erfreuten; daneben schuf er u. a. die Ouvertüren zu Schillers "Turandot" und "Demetrius" sowie Orchester-, Kammermusik- und Klavierwerke, darunter 12 Johannes Brahms gewidmete Ländler.

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        Souvenirs de voyage. Lettres intimes sur la campagne de Chine en 1860. Marseille, Jules Barile, 1861.

      1860. 8vo. 204 pp. With 2 lithographed maps, a lithographed folding plate, 6 wood engraved plates, and 5 wood engravings in text.Contemporary half, tanned sheepskin, marbled edges. First edition, in the original French, of a work on the Second Opium War during the years 1856-1860. The author, Armand Lucy, came to China in 1860, probably at the age of 23, as the interpreter to the French general Charles Cousin-Montauban (1796-1878). As an eyewitness, Lucy writes lively about the campaign in letters to his father, who published the letters he received in 1861. The book covers almost a year, starting in Ceylon in April 1860. Lucy gives a detailed account of several battles, with information about the strategies and the casualties. It also includes an account of the looting of the Summer Palace and of the Battle of Palikao, when the English and French took over Beijing, which played an important part in eventually defeating the Qing Empire. The text is illustrated with wood engraved views of Beijing. - Rare. Some foxing throughout the book. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overal a good copy. Cordier (Sinica) 2494f.

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        Oasis with Bedouins. No place, [c. 1860].

      1860. 545 x 165 mm. Watercolour on paper, signed at bottom right "Gab. Carelli". Carelli was a "watercolourist of great repute. His life was adventurous. He studied unter Leith, the Englishman, in Naples, then went to Rome; later, in Paris, he took commissions from the court and painted for the Versailles Gallery and the Palais Royal [...] For Napoleon III he designed an album of one hundred drawings, and Tsar Alexander III bought several of his works" (cf. Thieme/Becker V, 591).

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        The Cottage Bible, and Family Expositor; Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Practical Expositions and Explanatory Notes By Thomas Williams. To Which are Added, The References and Marginal Readings of the Polyglott Bible - 2 Volumes

      Hartford [Connecticut]: Case, Lockwood and Company, 1860. Embellished with Maps and Engravings, Edited by Rev. William Patton. Frontis-piece, 736pp, 3 maps; Frontis-piece, [2], 737-1440pp, 4 maps, uniformly bound in blind stamped leather, raised bands on spines, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, bindings and hinges tight. Occasional foxing, occasional light damp mark, partial loss to an Index page in back, one plate torn [complete]. Includes Ellis Family History.. Hard Cover. Good++. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Quarterly Review. No. 215. July, 1860. [Containing Samuel Wilberforce's critique of Darwin's Origin of Species.]

      8vo. [2]pp contents, Errata Q.R. 215 for Darwin's Origin of Species' tipped-in, 302pp, pp 555-562 index, various publisher's inserts.This copy is exactly as issued by the publisher and contains the standard Quarterly Advertiser plus Catalogue of forthcoming [and new] books. Inserted at the conclusion is the index to Voluime 107 (issues 213 and 214), followed by a single advertising sheet on yellow paper for Dr. De Jongh's light-brown cod liver oil. Quarterly Literary Advertiser (bound in before the Review) page 8 includes advert for 'Origin', 5th thousand 14s. This is replicated in 'Mr Murray's list of forthcoming [and new] works', page 11. Individual volumes, and indeed runs, of the Q.R. are not difficult to obtain; unfortunately most demonstrate the predilictions of the Victorian bookbinder: wrappers removed, adverts stripped out, pamphlets/catalogues and similar ephemeral material discarded. Furthermore, when binding was undertaken it was customary to bind two issues in one volume since pagination was continuous for the half-year. Under the above circumstances it is understandable that only a small number of issues (as opposed to volumes) are available in the market place. A quick scan of the internet readily brings up half-a-dozen plus copies of Volume 108 in various states of leather binding, but nowhere is there a copy as issued by the publisher in original state. Without doubt the Wilberforce criticism is one of the most important scientific contributions to the Q.R.; all the more fascinating since the scathing attack was issued in one John Murray publication about another.

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        Souvenirs de la Suisse et des Alpes (titre doré sur le cartonnage).

      1860Genève, Librairie F. Margueron, sans date (vers 1860); album in-8° oblong, pleine toile violine de l'éditeur, titre doré au 1er plat, dos muet, gardes de papier gaufré jaune pale, tranches dorées . De 2 à 4 pages de texte pour chaque canton et 58 lithographies en couleurs ( dont 2 à double page pour Genève). Le titre imprimé porte "La Suisse Illustrée". Toile passée au 1er plat, ors affadis,quelques rousseurs.(Reu-CO2)

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        Himmels-Atlas in transparenten Karten ; Gemeinfassliche Himmelskunde, zugleich ein Führer bei dem Gebrauch des Himmels-Atlas in transparenten Karten.

      Stuttgart: Verlag. Wilhelm Nitzschke c 1860 - 2 volumes, atlas and handbook. Large folding chromolithographed celestial map in four sections on card (overall unfolded 60 x 51cm.), and 30 numbered celestial charts (22.5 x 28.5 cm) printed on blue card with perforations and backed with transparent paper coloured yellow at the perforations to illuminate when held up to a light source. Plus 51 pp. booklet in original blue wrappers. all contained in original gilt lettered portfolio (sometime crudely rebacked). Wear to portfolio, contents of booklet spotted, the large map with slight wear at folds, the charts generally clean. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poephila Mirabilis. 2 Papageien- rotes Köpfchen. Or.-Lithographie. Original colourlithography. In fine condition. Size / Blattgröße ca. 50 x 35cm . Unter Passepartout: Größe - 69 x 50cm.

      London, Hullmandel & Walton, ca. 1850, 1860 - Gould`s A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds show Gould at the peak of his art. The accuracy of depiction, the composition of each plate, the vibrant and precise colouring, and the sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Graphik / Lithorgaphie. 50 x 35cm.

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ostasien während der Jahre 1860-1862. Reise-Skizzen aus Japan, China, Siam und der Indischen Inselwelt. Berlin & Leipzig, Otto Spamer (back of title-page: printed by B. Teubner, Leipzig), 1864.

      1860. 8vo. X, [2],"428" [=430] pp. With wood engraved frontispiece, 8 wood engraved plates, and 111 wood engravings in text (8 single leaf). Publisher's original brown cloth, gold-blocked on front board and spine, marbled edges. First edition of a work on the Prussian expedition, also called the Eulenburg Expedition (1859-1862), to the Far East. The expedition was commissioned by Emperor Wilhelm I and led by Friedrich Eulenburg, and aimed at establishing economic and diplomatic relations with Japan, China and Siam. "With the opening of the Far East to foreign trade, Prussia sought to claim a stake in the region..." (Howgego). In July 1860 a large party arrived in Ceylon, one of the members being the physician Gustav Adolf Spiess (1802-1875). Spiess talks about his experiences and the events during his stay in Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Siam, paying a lot of attention to the economic (dis)advantages of the different regions. They managed to ascertain several trade treaties, the one with China happened to be signed two days before the death of the emperor. Spiess gives an idea of the attitudes of the locals towards the Europeans and reversed, as he shows both. The text is illustrated with numerous wood engravings, showing views, costumes, ceremonies, etc. - Binding slightly worn and discoloured. Frontispiece detached from book block, some foxing throughout; a good copy. Cordier, Indosinica, col. 989; Cordier, Japonica, col. 558; Cordier, Sinica, col. 2522; Howgego, 1850-1940, E19.

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        Vues de Copenhague et ses Environs. Prospecter af Kjöbenhavn og Omegn. 12 litograferede plancher/ lithographed plates.

      1860 1860 - Copenhagen: Philipsen c. 1860. Tvær/ Oblong 4to. I det orig. bogtrykte kartonnage. Publisher bookprinted boards. * Komplet. Ryggen defekt, alle plancher rene og pletfri. Complete. Spine cracked, all plates clean and well-preserved.Indeholder / Contains: Kjöbenhavn. Toldboden. Rosenborg Slot. Christiansborg Slot. Det indre af Frue Kirke. Börsen. Thorvaldsens Museum. Det indre af Thorvaldsens Museum. Kongens Nytorv. Partie af Amagertorv. Domkirken i Roeskilde. Frederiksborg Slot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First edition. Hardcover. An unusually clean set, partially unopened. Two volumes, octavo. 58 tinted plates, folding map. Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: Henry Berger, Hyde Park (bookplate). Criticized as an ethnologist, and for lifting the images for the plates from other sources, Domenech still provides an interesting account of his travels in the Southwest. Wheat notes also that the map is of interest for its marking of the Oregon Trail. Abbey Travel 664; Clark, Old South III:305; Graff 1121; Howes D-410; Pilling 1061; Sabin 20554; Wagner-Camp 356:1; Wheat Transmississippi West 1008.

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        Recent Practice in the Locomotive Engine.

      Blackie and Son. Glasgow. 1860. - A publication issued in ten parts; original paper wrappers 15 x 11 inches, each part with two folding plates 15 x 20.5 inches save No. 10 which has a third plate, 15 x 10.5 inches; total 21 plates. Eighty-four pages of text, including a section "Descriptions of Large Engravings." The string binding of No. 10 perished; in addition to the last 12 pages of text this number contains the Title Page, Preface, Table of Contents, List of Plates, List of Wood Engravings, Index, and Instructions to the Binder. Light foxing to plates; text generally clean with light toning. The text on the paper wraps reads: "Recent Practice in the Locomotive Engine: (Being a Supplement to 'Railway Machinery,' Comprising the Latest English Improvements, and a Treatise on the Locomotive Engines of the United States. Illustrated by a Series of Plates and Numerous Engravings on Wood." The 20 folding plates depict locomotives belonging to railroads in England, Scotland, Egypt and the United States. The titles for the US equipment are: "Wood-Burning Passenger Locomotive by Wm. Mason & Co. Taunton, Mass. U.S."; "Passenger Locomotive by Danforth, Cook & Co., Paterson, New Jersey, for the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad, U.S."; "American Locomotives--Cross Sections. Baltimore & Ohio Railway"; "Freight Engine, by M. W. Baldwin & Co. Philadelphia, U.S." A single page plate titled "Illustrations of American Locomotives as Carriages" depicts, through profiles rendered in outline, 36 American locomotives with the object of creating an historical overview that begins with a locomotive from 1837. A note in the final volume advises: "The plates are numbered in continuation of the Series in the Author's work on Railway Machinery," which explains numeration from 31 through 50 for the twenty folding plates. A scarce first edition, in paper wraps as issued; overall good clean condition with faults noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Searching for Shipbuilding Timber during Civil War

      Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1860-1861. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of an expedition to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860, with a brief tour to Albania in January 1861, by Thomas Laslett, a leading timber purveyor for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, seeking a further supply of oak for building large frigates and wooden battleships. Penned in 1881 "in a readable form" after retiring from active service, and drawing from this original journal. 8vo. 179 pages in manuscript, plus 3 single page preface signed by the author. Volume measures 18 x 22 cm. A fascinating account of the nineteenth century timber trade entering Turkey. This expedition was especially dangerous, taking place during the Herzegovina Uprising. Pressed for prolific supplies of timber for shipbuilding to maintain naval supremacy, and ultimately commercial advantage over competing nations, the Royal Navy dispatched their leading purveyor/inspector into an unsettled nation of civil turmoil - to Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Serbian insurrection which had been ongoing since 1852. With notable diplomatic contacts to assist and influence his mission, and surely with handsome recompense, Laslett agrees to undertake the task of locating, inspecting, and securing untapped sources of high quality timber, therefore venturing into the unsettled and remote wilds of the Balkan Peninsula, where thieves and anarchists thrived. The instability of the nation, coupled with the challenges of travelling where foreigners are scarcely seen, results in a riveting travellogue, far more so than a survey report. Most often sleeping in the rudimentary Turkish inn of sorts, known as khan or a caravanserai, Laslett and his party frequently sleep in intervals, each rotating as a watchman due to the high numbers of vandals lurking about. Upon landing on the eastern Adriatic Sea coast in Croatia, by way of Makarska and Metkovic, Laslett proceeds to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he makes his arrangements. Here he receives warning of the precarious state of the country. Indeed he travelled in a dangerous time, during the Herzegovina Uprising, Luka Vukalovic and ethnic Serbs in the Herzegovina region waging a revolt against the Ottoman Empire which had declared that it would disarm the Serbs. From Mostar he ventures on horseback to cross the Dianric Alps, together with a guide and a party which included Turkish policemen for protection. Most prudently, always noting and assessing his surroundings and individuals in the vicinity, he makes his way as far as Banja Luka and Stari-Majdan. Turning back towards the coast, he visits Prijedor, Kozarac, Dirventa, Doboj, Tuzla, and Sarajevo, passing through innumerable modest rural villages along the way. Frequently these localities were harassed by bandits and errant transient sorts. Finally returning safely to Mostar, on the morning of his departure he learns of a public execution having just taken place. His return to England was via Metrovic and Croatia's walled city of Ragusa [now called Dubrovnik which means "oak grove"], then by steamer to Corfu, where he enquired about the possibility of inspecting oak timber in Albania. Here he also dined with Admiral Sir William Fanshawe Martin, Baronet, and Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. On 29 December 1860, while at Corfu, Laslett receives correspondence which motivates him to quickly make way for Durrazo [Durrës] in Albania. Alas, winter conditions, coupled with sparse habitation in the alpine forest regions, prohibited travel and inspection until a more favourable season. Intent on searching every region within his reach, he proceeded however to Austria to inspect the forests in the historic wine growing state of Styria, and returned to Croatia with the same objective. At Kotoriba, he travelled by railcar to Kaniza, making then a short drive to a forest on the grounds of the "King of the Belgians." The King's inspector gave him a tour of the sawmill which was used for timber for the estate only, and then essentially ushered him out of the forest. The volume concludes with a summary of the expedition and a two-page data chart of his timber survey. Excerpts from the manuscript: "in 1860 the Storekeeper General of the Navy finding the pressure for the supply of timber to the Royal Dockyards very great and ever increasing, considered it important... that even further sources should if possible be opened without delay." "I therefore took an early opportunity to call upon the Honorable R. [Robert] Dundas Storekeeper General of the Navy to receive his commands... Further I called upon the Hydrographer of the Admiralty... then... upon Sir William Hooker, the Superintendent of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to ascertain from him any late reports extant upon the forests of Bosnia..." [Metkovic in Croatia] "... a letter from Mr. Holmes and also one from Mr. Zohrab informing me that owing to the critical state of the province it would be necessary to proceed with great caution with our work..." [James Ernest Napoleon Zohrab 1830-1891 was British Vice-Consul of Bosnia, stationed at Sarajevo, and best known for his report from Sarajevo in 1860 on treatment of Christians in the Ottoman Empire.] "... my task would prove to be a delicate one, if not one of considerable difficulty..." "... a rumour was current in town on the 21st that 54 Christians had been massacred by some Musselmen Turks at a village upon the Montenegroan frontier, and immediately after news came that Prince Daniel of Montenegro had been assassinated while walking on the Quay of Cattaro..." "... the whole of the Herzegovina was in an unsettled state, the people being only kept from open revolt by the presence of 4 Battalions of Turkish troops, at Mostar, and other 8 Battalions scattered in various provinces..." "A letter came to me from the Admiralty to inspect some oak timber in the Austrian dominions, which had been offered by Mr. Balfour the then contractor for the supply of Italian oak timber to the Navy." "... we should start from Mostar for [Mount] Liubaska...owing to the entire absence of roads, and the rough rocky track we had to travel over, the animals often finding it difficult to get sure footing... the heat being very oppressive... four hours more... brought us to Liubaska, a small town with a castle perched high upon a rock rising abruptly out of the general level of the township..." "From information picked up by people we met we learned that the forest had been cut over many years since and the timber taken away for the most part to Dalmatia for building purposes..." "Mr. Giracovitch went out upon the plain below us with his gun for a little shooting, and got insulted by some Turks he met with there. As he called for help, some of our men went to his assistance, the cavass [Turkish armed police officer] being amongst them... reaching the scene of the conflict he fired both his pistols and drew his sword... I rushed into the fray, joined in the scuffle, and the strangers were soon subdued. The cavass got hold of the principal offender... secured his hands behind his back... the bound man we marched to our camp... threatening to take him with us to Drinovya [Drinovci]... We kept him until we were ready to leave the place. He was then set free with a caution not to give any further trouble... he cried lustily all the time we had him at our mercy." "... when in the vicinity of Stolatz [Stolac] met with a paved footway or Bridle path road which I understood ran from that town to Buna [Blagaj?]..." "Mostar... the Turks... followed me about... staring with apparent astonishment at my style and costume being unlike their own... The bazaar which was a very good one, and where a great business seemed always going on... had fewer of my visits than it would otherwise had done. The suburban part of the town of Mostar had a bad reputation, and I was advised that it would be hardly prudent to venture there... At the foot of the bridge upon the right bank is the prison... large barracks for the troops of the Sultan..." "From Mostar to Seraijevo... 13 September 1860... with me one Zaptic [Turkish police officer] and two other attendants to manage the horses, and look after the baggage &c. This small escort the Dragoman of the British Vice Consulate said he considered would be sufficient as the road or track was guarded by Armed Policemen... over the most dangerous ground if not the entire distance." "... to Porina at the foot of the mountain range which here forms part of the Dinaric Alps... the track very steep... 8 hours counting from the time we left Porina, we halted at the Khan of Boreka [a caravanserai or Turkish inn]..." "On the 17th... From Illeja [Ilijas] we found a fairly good road to Seraijeva [Sarajevo]... I went at once to the British Consulate to call upon Mr. Holmes... relating all incidents of the journey... all matters connected with the inspection of the forests in the Herzegovina... he felt sure they were very extensive." "... we left Travonik to resume our journey, travelling for about 3 hours only, and then stopping at Carola... At the Khan we got a room to ourselves, clean and tidy, but bare of furniture as usual... we discovered these and worse characters. We were advised to be watchful over our baggage and to take care of ourselves at night... we agree to sleep by turns..." "Jaicre [Jajce] was formerly a walled city and strongly fortified place, but at the time of my visit, it was in a sadly dilapitated condition, and almost in ruins." "... the town of Baniluka [Banja Luka], a place of considerable size, with many mosques, baths, khans, &c.... we had a wish to call upon the Kaimacan [a provincial Turkish governor] to acquaint him with the object of our visit to the place, and to seek for information about the forests in the district.... he received us with great politeness... shewed him the letter from the Pasha of Seraijevo, which he read with interest, and said he would help us as far as lay in his power, but... near Baniluka [Banja Luka]... he thought most of the fine oak trees had been cut down...he would find us a good Zaptic guide, who would take us through any part of Croatia..." "... we were getting into a wild piece of country... some 3 or 4 miserable looking huts which served for the people employed there in something of iron ore..." "... rode in to Stari-Majdan, a small town... where we rested well... in about an hour came to a forest of oaks, which occupied our attention for a considerable time, meeting with many good trees... it stretched towards the rivers Save and Sanna..." "Leaving the forest... saw in the distance some 3 or 4 or perhaps half a dozen huts that we took to be the homes of the shepherds... a very poor place... it was getting dark with no village near... we had to be content to share with a man and his wife, two tall girls and two small children a single room, while the cow occupied one side of it... All therefore we attempted to do, was to sit or lounge round the fire in the centre, not liking to undress, for fear our revolvers if laid aside, would not be safe..." "... proceed to Bihach [Bihac]... The Kaimacan ordered coffee and pipes as customary and entered quite freely and fully into our business, sent for several men... We also endeavoured to learn whether if any useful timber were found in the district, it could be taken from thence through Dalmatia to the Adriatic... they were very clear upon the point that it would be impracticable..." "Bihach [Bihac]... This place had also been formerly fortified, but at the time of my visit was almost in ruins... The Mudir having heard that strangers had arrived at the Khan, came to see us... he would find a guide to take us to Novi... to get to the forests." "We left Krupa [Bosanska Krupa] under direction of our new guide; and almost immediately after starting found that we had to cross the river Unna [Una] by a rickety and dilapitated bridge... " "... After about 3 hours we came to Priedor [Prijedor], a busy market town..." "We went at once to call upon the Bey... gave us a good dinner... the Mudir of Kozoratz [Kozarac]... they said the country thereabouts was infested with Brigands, and that some 12 or 15 in number were known to be lurking in the neighbourhood. These fellows had been hunted by the Police, and they had fired upon them, wounding some of the staff..." "We had consulted the Mudir about the journey, and he said the place had a very bad reputation, he advised 4 additional zaptics and said he would go a short distance with us..." "The weather was intensely cold, there was about 3 inches of snow upon the ground... before long as we got higher up beyond the range of the oaks, we came upon pine trees in considerable quantities, and saw that they covered all the most elevated ridges... magnificent dimensions, and being mature were fit for constructive purposes. There was no sign anywhere that any of these fine trees had been worked as articles of commerce... and for a long way up the slopes, oak trees were abundant." "Our guides now said that they knew of a ruined and dilapitated monastery where we might get shelter for the night... 15th October. The rooms of the old mastery were anything but comfortable, though fairly weather proof..." "At Gradiska we therefore hired a couple of waggons... to get a little relief from riding on horseback..." "... we arrived at Banaluka [Banja Luka]... a Frenchman had cut down some millions of trees for staves for casks at the place we mentioned..." "... we took an Easterly course for the mountains... in the direction of Perniavor [Prnjavor]... the guide said the forest was beyond... sure enough we were soon in a most luxuriant forest of oaks... We inspected this thoroughly... and saw everywhere an abundance of fine oak trees of the same description as those we saw in Turkish Croatia..." "... came to the village of Zorstella, and here our men wished to stay for breakfast... endeavoured to treat with the inhabitants for such food as they had to spare... all the men belonging to the place had gone to the fields, or were away upon the mountains looking after their flocks, consequently there were only the women and children remaining, and these not being Christians, but Mahomedans, were scared and hid themselves..." "... a rugged and difficult mountain to climb, fog came on, and soon some snow fell... a little apprehensive that we might lose our way... found a good sized Khan solitarily situated and placed there for the especial benefit of travellers, who like ourselves could not reach the next village before dark... the most motley race of Bosnians, Serbians, Austrians, and others... merchants, drovers and I know not what, gathering round a central fire... We were only too glad after riding for 9 hours to get in and share the floor with them." "5th November... near to Seraijevo, and back to our starting place, after an absence of 41 days... a long tedious and trying journey... much fatigue... hardships from occasional deficiency of food, bad lodging, ill health..." "This wintry weather setting in upset my plans and prevented me getting from Seraijevo into Macedonia and Albania... I therefore completely abandoned it, and arranged to take the alternative route... over the mountains back to Mostar." "23rd November... at about 7 pm we rode into Mostar... reached Mr. Zohrabs' H.B.M. Vice Consul... kindly offered a bed... Next morning at break of day and before I was up, there was an execution by decapitation of a man, for the murder of a peasant, this took place in the open street, not far from Mr. Zohrabs house. The wife and sister of the peasant were there to witness the execution in conformity with the law of the country which required them to be present... The man's head was taken away immediately by the officials, but the body was left exposed upon the road for some time after..." "The Herzegovina, in the opinion of Mr. Zohrab, was at this time in a very disturbed state and he considered that the people in many villages lying between Mostar and Montenegro were in little better than a state of revolt against the government. The quarrels between the Mahomedan and Christian villages were also common enough... government unable to keep order." "29th December... I thought I should move without further delay for Durrazo [Durrës] ... engaged Giovanni Casciotte as Dragoman... arrived at 3 pm on the last day of the year." "1st January 1861... As had been arranged yesterday the Austrian Consul and myself went to call upon the Mudir... to learn from him what assistance he could give me if I set out from Durazzo [Durrës] to visit the forests... men came in... they said the oak forests were at the source of the river Frande, a tributary of the river Mattai [Mat]... the forests belonged to a Greek Bishop who was living at Debrimisti, near Tomo in the Tirani [Tirana]..." "The Mudir's men said a Salvador Alessandria Fernandez of Malta had cut down some 7000-8000 oak trees there... said there were oak forests near the Lake of Okrina, but that it would be extremely difficult to get them down from there to the coast... walls of rock... abrupt precipices... " "As to getting to any of these forests at the present time the men considered it to be next to impracticable, the plains being covered with water, and the mountains with snow; further they said there was no shelter to be had, for the villages were few and far between, and anyone attempting the journey would be likely to perish from exposure... to defer the visit to a more favourable opportunity." "At this interview with the Mudir it was mentioned that in 1813 the French Government were taking oak timber from Albania for the construction of their fleet, but that for some reason they did not continue to draw long from that source. Also that Mehemet Ali a few years since had drawn supplies of oak timber from Albania, to build his ships at Alexandria." "6th January. Having regard to the advice given to me not to attempt to get into the Albania forests, and the weather being bad, I gave up the idea of travelling inland... " End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptized at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875, Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long tradition in forestry and wood processing, going back to the second half of the 19th century. Over fifty percent of the country is covered in forests, which today that serve both the furniture and the construction industries. Beech, oak, ash, pine and fir, as well as more specialized woods such as walnut, apple and cherry, are exported as raw material, half fabricates and finished products. [With enhanced economic and military power, both France and Great Britain were increasing seaborne commerce, piracy, and political authority in Mediterranean regions. To remain effective however, naval supremacy was paramount. Until the 1860s, power rested on ample supplies of skilled seamen, suitable timber, iron, and sundry stores. Timber supply shortages had been a concern for a century by this time, and forests around the globe were being exhausted faster than they could recover. Large ships constructed for strength required 100 year old stout oak for framing, and oak grown in isolation for knee supports to the hull. The Mediterranean had good quality oak, suitable for the job. Both French and English agents scoured the region to secure their supply, and ultimately their naval and commercial power. While a sea-borne transportation revolution was imminent, steam power soon to replace wind navigation at the turn of the century, during the 1860s, sailing vessels still surpassed steam vessels by large numbers.]

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         Nos souvenirs de Kil-Bouroun pendant l'hiver passé dans le liman du Dnieper, 1855-1856.

      Paris Arthus Bertrand 1860 In-folio; demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Album composé d'un titre, d'une carte gravée, et de 15 planches lithographiées et coloriées par Bayot, Cicéri, et Morel Fatio, d'après les dessins réalisés sur place par Edmond Paris, et Rideau. En 1854, La France et le Royaume-Uni déclarait la guerre à la Russie qui prétendait dépouiller l'empire Turc à son seul profit. C'était le début de la guerre de Crimée qui prit fin en 1856 après la chute de la ville de Sébastopol. Cet album représente diverses scènes après la bataille de Kinburn, qui vit, le 17 octobre 1855, des navires blindés anglais et français s'emparer de la péninsule du même nom. C'est sur cette mince bande de terre fortifiée à l'embouchure du Dniepr dans la mer Noire, que l'escadre française, sous la direction du commandant Edmond Pâris, hiverna autour de la péninsule. Bel exemplaire parfaitement conservé.

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        Fontana di Sta Luci Napoli

      Napoli, ca. 1860-1865. Original photograph, albumen print, 17,5 x 24 cm, on original mount, photograph no. 1107. Sommer's early large blindstamp in lower right corner of the mount. KEYWORDS:italy/napoli/photo

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 27. XI. 1860.

      1860. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An einen Autor, dem er für eine Schrift "zu Gunsten der Farbenlehre" Goethes dankt: "Es wird Eurer Hochwohlgeboren unerklärlich gewesen seyn, daß Sie bis jetzt von mir noch kein Wort des Dankes für die freundliche Uebersendung der Schrift zu Gunsten der Farbenlehre des Großvaters erhalten haben. Erlauben Sie mir in diesen Zeilen mich mit der Angabe bei Ihnen zu entschuldigen, daß ich seit mehreren Monaten von Dresden abwesend bin und mich gegenwärtig im Urlaub hier aufhalte. So geschah es daß Ihr Werk mit anderen Gegenständen erst vor Kurzem mir hierher nachgeschickt wurde und erst jetzt in meine Hände kam. Seitdem hat mein Bruder Walter mir auch den Abdruck des an ihn gerichteten Schreibens zugehen lassen und bitte ich Sie, den so verspäteten Ausdruck meines herzlichen Dankes auch jetzt noch freundlich aufnehmen zu wollen. Zu den Wünschen deren Erfüllung dem Großvater am Meisten am Herzen lag, gehörte der, die Wahrheit seiner Lehre von den Farben anerkannt zu sehen. Es wurde ihm jedoch diese Anerkennung während seines Lebens nicht zu Theil [...]". - Bei dem Autor mag es sich um Friedrich Grävell handeln, dessen Werk "Die zu sühnende Schuld gegen Goethe" in eben dem Jahr erschienen war, aus dem der vorliegende Brief datiert. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren; Bl. 1 und 2 größtenteils im Mittelfalz durchtrennt.

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        Anthropologie der Naturvölker. Ethnographisch und culturhistorisch dargestellt. 6 Bände. Band 1: Über die Einheit des Menschengeschlechts und den Naturzustand des Menschen, Band 2: Die Negervölker und ihre Verwandten, Band 3: Die Amerikaner, 1. Hälfte, Band 4: Die Amerikaner, 2. Hälfte, Band: 5: Die Völker der Südsee, 1. Abteilung: Die Malaien, 1. Abteilung: Die Mikronesier und nordwestlichen Polynesier, Band: 6: Die Völker der Südsee, 3. Abteilung: Die Polynesier, Melanesier, Australier und Tasmanier,

      Leipzig, Friedrich Fleischer, 1860 - 1872. - mit 6 mehrfach gefalteten und lithographierten Karten sowie 7 getönten und lithographierten Tafeln, ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE der erste Auflage (nur Band 1 in der 2.Auflage), wichtiges anthropologisches Standardwerk, mit sauberen Bibliotheksstempeln und handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken, 4 Bände mit sehr geringfügigen Läsuren der oberen Kapitale, das Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt sowie die Einbande leicht berieben Sprache: Deutsch 8°, schwarzes geprägtes O Ln der Zeit, 1. Auflage (nur Band 1 in der 2. Auflage, mit Zusätzen des Verfassers vermehrt) 6 Bände KOMPLETT,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA GUERRA D'ITALIA DEL 1859 ESPOSTA COI DOCUMENTI ORIGINALI ED ILLUSTRATA DI TAVOLE LITOGRAFICHE E DI UNA CARTA GEOGRAFICA

      PER CURA DELL'EDITORE EDUARDO DUCLERE, 1860. In folio. Dim. 37x28x5,5 cm. Pp. (2)+CVIII+428+(74). Peso Kg. 3,500. Importante opera monografica del 1860 sulla Seconda Guerra d'Indipendenza italiana del 1859 scritta da Domenico Valente. All'inizio ampia parte introduttiva, segue narrazione dettagliata degli avvenimenti. Il testo è impreziosito da 74 finissime litografie incise da Riccio e Di Lorenzo delle quali 7 ripiegate che mostrano ritratti (Francesco Giuseppe I, Napoleone III, Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto renato Carlo Emmanuele, Il Generale Garibaldi, Conte Giulay, Barone de Hess, Vaillante, Mac-Mahon, Canrobert, Forey, Trochou, Massimo D'Azeglio, Conte di Cavour, Alfonso La Marmora, Il Generale Fanti, Giacomo Durando, Ullova ecc...) e salienti scene di battaglia (Armata Piemontese, Napoleone alla battaglia di Solferino, Battaglia di Soflerino, L'undecimo battaglione de cacciatori a piedi a Solferino, Battaglia di Magenta, Battaglia di Montebello, Il Generale Garibaldi al combattimento di Varese, Battaglia di San Martino, Firma del trattato di pace a Zurigo ecc... All'interno del volume una mappa Bella legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo in oro e decorazioni a secco al dorso.ì In buone condizioni generali, qualche strappo marginale alle planches (dettagliate di seguito) ma pagine in buone condizioni. Completo di tutte le pagine Copertina in mezza pelle con titolo in oro e decorazioni a secco al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Alcuni strappi alle incisioni non inficianti la parte incisa: Massimo D'Azeglio, Filiberto Mollard, Augier, L'undecimo battaglione de cacciatori a piedi a Solferino, L'imperatore d'Austria lascia campo di battaglia, Battaglia di Montebello, L'imperatore riceve a Saint CLoud, Vittorio Emanuele osserva, Il Generale Garibaldi al combattimento di Varese, Battaglia di San Martino. Strappo inficiante l'incisione: Consiglio di guerra in Cassano, Napoleone alla battaglia di Solferino, Sbarco dei prigionieri austriaci a Marsiglia, Napoleone visita i feriti di Montebello. Piegature ed usure al frontespizio. Alcuni segni a penna. Important monographic work of 1860 about Second Independence War of Italy of 1859 written by Domenico Valente. A the beginning wide introductive part, then detailed narration of happenings. The text is enriched by 74 very fine lytographs engraved by Riccio and Di Lorenzo of which 7 are folded showing portraits (Francesco Giuseppe I, Napoleone III, Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto renato Carlo Emmanuele, Il Generale Garibaldi, Conte Giulay, Barone de Hess, Vaillante, Mac-Mahon, Canrobert, Forey, Trochou, Massimo D'Azeglio, Conte di Cavour, Alfonso La Marmora, Il Generale Fanti, Giacomo Durando, Ullova ecc...) and some scenes of battles (Armata Piemontese, Napoleone alla battaglia di Solferino, Battaglia di Soflerino, L'undecimo battaglione de cacciatori a piedi a Solferino, Battaglia di Magenta, Battaglia di Montebello, Il Generale Garibaldi al combattimento di Varese, Battaglia di San Martino, Firma del trattato di pace a Zurigo ecc... A map inside the volume. Very beautiful half letaher coeval cover with golden title and embossed decorations in the spine. In good general conditions, some tears in the edges of planches (following detailed) but pages in good conditions. Complete of all pages. Half leather coeval cover with golden title and embossed decorations in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. Some tears in the engravings not ruining the engraved part: Massimo D'Azeglio, Filiberto Mollard, Augier, L'undecimo battaglione de cacciatori a piedi a Solferino, L'imperatore d'Austria lascia campo di battaglia, Battaglia di Montebello, L'imperatore riceve a Saint CLoud, Vittorio Emanuele osserva, Il Generale Garibaldi al combattimento di Varese, Battaglia di San Martino. Tears in the engravings ruining the engraved part: Consiglio di guerra in Cassano, Napoleone alla battaglia di Solferino, Sbarco dei prigionieri austriaci a Marsiglia, Napoleone visita i feriti di Montebello. Foldings and wearings in the title page. Soem signs with pen.

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        Panorama de Rio de Janeiro. Castello et hopital militaire.

      Paris, 1860 - Litograph, mm 360x485, after a photograph by Victor Frond. Large margins. Nice large panoramic view with the "Pão de Açúcar" in the distance. Big portion of upper margin added, tear in right margin.

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