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        Utazás Kalifornia déli részeiben. Irta --, a Természettudományok Philadelphiai Akadémiája, az Amerikai Philosophiai Társulat s a Bostoni Athenaeum rendes tagja. Egy földképpel, nyolc k?- és nyolc fametszettel. [Travel in Southern California. By --, Regular member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, of the American Philosophical Society, and of the Boston Athenæum. With One Map and Eight lithographs and Eight Woodcuts.]

      Lauffer és Stolp (Herz János) 1860 (1859), Pesten (Pest) - First edition. The lithographs were printed in Pest by Haske és Társa. In contemporary green cloth, with gilt spine. (1) [lithograph frontispiece], (11), (1), 2- 191, (3) p., and 7 lithograph plates on sepia and gray toned ground, and one folding lithograph map. Xantus' second North America travelogue, an account of travels in southern California. Xantus writes about the geography, flora and fauna, and also shares his ethnological and historical knowledge about the area. The book is divided into three chapters: "From Los Angeles to Fort Tejon" which includes the description of Los Angeles; "Tejon and Tejon Indian Tribe" with detailed description of history and customs of the tribe, a short dictionary, and about the rock art of the Native Americans; "Baja California Peninsula" concerns with the plants and the animals of the region. The lithograph plates are: "San Fernando Mission", "Native American Blacksmith at Work. In San Fernando", "Native American Weaving. In San Fernando.", "Native Americans Grinding Corn.", "At the Top of Sierra Nevada. On July 13.", "La Jolla.", "Encampment Between Timpa[?] and Todos Santos.", "San Marcos." It is printed on the plates that they were made after Xantus' drawings, however several appear to be copies with slight alterations, from drawings made by R. H. Kern (in Sitgreave's "Report of an Expedition down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers"). John Xantus de Vesey (1825-1894) was a Hungarian exile naturalist and zoologist. He was a Freedom Fighter in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, and as a result a political refugee in the United States where he arrived in 1852. He became a stretcher-bearer in the US army where he met a surgeon William Alexander Hammond who acted as a collector for the renown zoologist Spencer Fullerton Baird. Through Hammond he became interested in natural history and became a talented collector. In 1859 he made an expedition to Baja California, which was almost unknown at the time. Xantus explored the entire surrounding region and many adjacent islands, he collected numerous unknown species of plants and animals. Baird stated that Xantus made "the addition of a larger number of new animals to our fauna than has been made by one person in any single region of North America before". Several zoological and botanical taxa have been named for him. In 1862 Xantus was sent to the American consulate in the port of Manzanillo in southern Mexico. The consulate was closed two years later and Xantus returned to Hungary with part of his scientific collection that he later donated to the Hungarian National Museum. He became the appointed director of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden and worked as a consultant and curator for the Hungarian National Museum. During these years he undertook several collecting trips through Asia and found more species previously unknown to western science. [Wheat 237.; Graff 4785.; Barrett, Baja California 2681.; Cowan II, p. 697.; Graff 4785.; Holliday 1224.; Howell, California 50:1664.; Sabin 35764 and 105714.]. Stamp of ownership on inner pastedown also inscription in ink, and stamp on title page. A small tear on spine, extremities slightly rubbed. Sporadic foxing throughout. Otherwise a fine copy. In contemporary green cloth, with gilt spine First edition. The lithographs were printed in Pest by Haske és Társa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Deaths-Head Pipe. Original caricature.

      [c.1860?] - Pencil, ink & watercolour, signed & inscribed. Framed & glazed. A young man smokes an opium pipe sat on an armchair legs stretched out towards an open fireplace. Beside him, emanating from the head of the pipe is a skeletal figure saying: ?I only let him smoke me to give a colour to the affair. He will soon be mine!? William McConnell, a one-time pupil of George Cruikshank, was a comic artist of some repute. He was the close friend of the Brothers Brough and of George Augustus Sala, for whom he made a set of elaborate drawings to illustrate Twice Round the Clock. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Masques et Bouffons (Comédie Italienne)

      Paris, Michel Lévy Freres, 1860. 1860 Edizione originale. 2 voll. in 4°, p. VIII, 356(4); (4)384. 50 bellissime tavole f.t. a colori. Disegni di M. Sand incisi da A. Manceau. Prefazione di George Sand. Le incisioni raffigurano le maschere italiane diventate famose in tutto il mondo, grazie alla "Commedia dell'Arte". Leggere fioriture. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli e nervature al dorso. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. (Carteret II, 321 e III, 549).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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        Panorama du Mont Righi. Edition originale.

      Zürich, R. Dikenmann ca, 1860 - 18,5 x 71,5 cm, Aquatinta in grauen Tönen, etwas stockfleckig, Ppe - Einband, Ecken bestossen, es zeigt von Nord(Meyers Capel) bis West (Mörlischachen)

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        The Mill on the Floss

      William Blackwood & Sons, London 1860 - Complete 3 volumes. Belonged to James McBryde (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary illustrator) and has his book-plate to the front paste down of each volume. Original brown cloth, original pale yellow end papers to each volume, half-title and title page complete to each volume, 16 pages of adverts complete to the rear of vol.3, binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants) to rear pastedown of vol. I. Each book is bumped to the corners and spine ends, the paper to the rear hinge of volume 3 is split but holding fine, there is some foxing to the pages mainly the fore edge and first and last few pages, two pages in vol.1 are frayed to the edge but have no loss of text, there is a neat inscription dated 1860 to the front free end paper of each volume and a small cutting from a book-seller's catalogue to the front free end paper of vol.1, when the books were priced in 1888 at £1 8s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology

      London: John Murray,, 1860. of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World. Under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy. Tenth Thousand. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards blocked in blind, brown coated endpapers. Engravings in the text. Library label to front pastedown, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A little wear to tips, head of rear joint split, front hinge cracked but holding, rear hinge partially split but holding, edges spotted, occasional mild foxing to contents. A very good copy. Second edition. This is the final definitive text, with the earliest state adverts. The Journal of Researches was first published as vol. III of Fitzroy's Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle in 1839, and also issued as an independent volume at the same time. The second edition, extensively revised and reduced from about 224,000 words to 213,000, was first published in 1845 in the scarlet cloth of John Murray's Colonial and Home Library. It was reprinted in the same series in 1852, the title page now describing it as a new edition, instead of second, although there is no change. The present is the next issue of the same second edition, and is the final text as Darwin left it. The parts from the original stereos are the same, but a postscript, dated 1 February 1860, is added to the preliminaries, and it is in a green cloth case of the same style as the first three editions of the Origin. "The page height is nearly two centimetres greater than before and the wider margins give the book a much better appearance. Inserted advertisements in this edition may be as late as September 1868" (Freeman). In this copy, the advertisements are dated January 1860. Darwin noted in his autobiography that "The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life and has determined my whole career…As far as I can judge of myself I worked to the utmost during the voyage from the mere pleasure of investigation, and from my strong desire to add a few facts to the great mass of facts in natural science. But I was also ambitious to take a fair place among scientific men…The success of this my first literary child always tickles my vanity more than that of any other books."

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        Mozart enfant à la cour de l'empereur Francois Ier.'.

      - Stahlstich v. Jazet b. Knoedler in New York / Goupil in London, Paris u. Berlin, dat. 1860, 44,5 x 57 Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 450. - Zeigt Mozart als Kind am Hofe Francois I. am Flügel spielend. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Quarterly Review. Vol 108. July - Oct 1860. Contains the key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, reviewed by Samuel Wilberforce

      John Murray, London 1860, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Darwin himself was impressed by Wilberforce's review, describing it as "uncommonly clever", and it set off a significant debate within the British Association, between Wilberforce and T.H.Huxley, that was largely responsible for wider press coverage of Darwin's work and thus bringing it to greater public notice. In total this volume contains 16 articles. Title page, 4 pages contents, 614 pp including index. Bound in original half leather, with marbled boards. A little wear towards top of spine, and a little darkened. A sound text block. A pleasant copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian Books; NOT FOR OTHER ABE; Inventory No: 187577. .

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        Gesamtansicht über den Ruppiner See ('Neu-Ruppin').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Carl Frühsorge gedr. H. Arnold in Leipzig b. Rudolph Petrenz in Neuruppin, um 1860, 36,5 x 59,5 Nicht bei Berndt, Märkische Ansichten! - Carl Frühsorge (1840 - 1906) war Zeichner u. Lithograph aus Dessau. - Mitte der 60er Jahre erfolgte eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem in Dessau lebenden Gustav Frank (1819 Stralsund - 1886 Dessau) der über 90 großformatige Ansichten fertigte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Original, signed autograph in ink of William Henry Fox Talbot - From the collection of a 19th century autograph - collector we have framed his original signature mounted with a reproduction of one of his most famous photographs. The complete collection includes 11 framed reproductions of his photography that are all part of this offer.

      England, 1860 - Original autograph. England, c. 1860. Excellent condition. The only existing autograph of Fox Talbot on the international market at the time of cataloging. Very rare ! The collection with framed photographs comes with free international DHL Express shipping. William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was a British scientist, inventor and photography pioneer who invented the salted paper and calotype processes, precursors to photographic processes of the later 19th and 20th centuries. His work in the 1840s on photomechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure. He was the holder of a controversial patent which impacted the early development of commercial photography in Britain. He was also a noted photographer who contributed to the development of photography as an artistic medium. He published The Pencil of Nature (1844–46), which was illustrated with original salted paper prints from his calotype negatives, and made some important early photographs of Oxford, Paris, Reading, and York. (Wikipedia) Excellent condition. The only existing autograph of Fox Talbot on the international market at the time of cataloging. Very rare ! The collection with framed photographs comes with free international DHL Express shipping.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Souvenirblatt, Gesamtans. v. Brauhausberg, umgeben v. 20 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie n. u. v. G. Frank b. Rocca in Berlin u. Göttingen, um 1860, 32,5 x 46 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: "Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrh.". - Die Randansichten zeigen: Nicolaikirche, Charlottenhof, das neue Palais, Communs, königl. Schloß, Rathaus, Schützenhaus, Kirche inSacrow, das Casino, Babelsberg, heil. Geist Kirche, Mamorpalais, Sanssouci von der Rückseite, Sanssouci, das Schauspielhaus, die Garnison- und Hofkirche, Schloß Glienicke, die Garde-Husaren Kaserne, die Pfaueninsel vom Blockhaus aus und den Bahnhof.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gesamtans., "Panorama von Hamburg vom Thurme der Stadt-Wasserkunst aus gesehen auf Rothenburgs Ort".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte ( Druck Ch. Fuchs ) n. u. v. Valentin Ruths b. Ch. Fuchs in Hamb., um 1860, 49,5 x 79 Seltenes Blatt. - Blick vom 73 Meter hohen Turm der Stadt-Wasserkunst in Rothenburgsort nach Hamburg. ( Panorama von Veddel über Altona, St. Pauli, Grasbrock, Bille bis zur Vorstadt St. Georg ). Links die Elbe im naturbelassenen Zustand, rechts eine Straße nach Hamburg ( Billhorner Röhrendamm ?). Mittig im Hintergrund die St. Petrikirche ( der Turm ist noch nicht wieder hergestellt ). - Randeinrisse, alle außerhalb der Darstellung, wurden restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        L'Italie de nos jours.

      Paris, H. Mandeville, Librairie-Éditeur, s.d., vers 1860, - in-4to, titre gravé avec vue des cascades de Tivoli + 2 ff. (titre - table) + 204 p. + 29 planches gravées par diverses graveurs d?après Bartlett, Leitch, Challis etc. reliure en d.-cuir aux coins, dos à six caissons richement orné or, bel exemplaire, tranches dorées. Première édition, bien illustré avec au total 20 gravures originales sur acier qqs rousseurs par-ci par-là.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bellani -.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Vue de la Jungfrau.

      Aarbourg, Imp. de Von Kilch. Grossmann, s.d., vers 1860, - 26x35 cm (Vue) /36x43 cm (la feuille), Original Farblithographie, zusätzlich vereinzelt orig. handkoloriert / Lithographie originale tirée en couleurs, avec qqs détails coloriés à la main, 1 Blatt / une feuille. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        PORLEZZA/Luganer See. Blick auf einen herrschaftlichen Villenkomplex mit Kirche, links der Luganer See, vorne Landleute und Musikanten beim Tanz.

      - Gouache auf Malkarton, um 1860, 35 x 52,5 cm. Die "Perle des Ceresio" liegt in der Provinz Como, an der Spitze des östlichen Ausläufers des Luganer Sees. - Im Rand schwarz kaschiert, im Himmel einige Fleckchen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Blick auf einen herrschaftlichen Villenkomplex mit Kirche, links der Luganer See, vorne Landleute und Musikanten beim Tanz.

       Gouache auf Malkarton, um 1860, 35 x 52,5 cm. Die \"Perle des Ceresio\" liegt in der Provinz Como, an der Spitze des östlichen Ausläufers des Luganer Sees. - Im Rand schwarz kaschiert, im Himmel einige Fleckchen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the original tongues into Canarese. By a committee of missionaries of the German, London and Wesleyan Missionary Societies for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society. [Text evtl. in Karnatisch gedruckt].

      Bangalore: Druck durch die Wesleyan Mission Press 1860. Zusammen ca. 600 Seiten. Ganzleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Quarto, 29 x 23 cm. (bestossen, stärker beschabt, anfangs Innenfalz angerissen, wenig gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, anfangs wenige Seiten etwas knitterspurig und mit kleinen Einrissen, insgesamt innen sauber) Erste Gesamtausgabe dieser Übersetzung in den südindischen Dialekt von Mysore (Madras), der immerhin von ca. 10 Millionen Einwohnern gesprochen wurde. - vgl. Darlow/Moule 1865 (die vorl. Ausgabe dort nur in der Anmerkung erwähnt) - in den online-Katalogen der Bibliotheken weltweit konnten wir nur ein Exemplar, das in der British Library, nachweisen. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Theologie;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke;Geographie;Asien;Südasien;Fremdsprachen;Sonstige]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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        Zinkhütte; im Vgr. Eisenbahn ('Sociètè Anonyme Des Mines & Fonderies De Zinc De La Vieille Montagne Usine d'Oberhausen - Laminoirs - Allemagne').

      - Farblithographie v. Canelle gedr. v. Simonau & Toovey aus Belique Industrielle b. J. Géruzet in Bruxelles, um 1860, 36,5 x 45,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Quedlinburg. - Gesamtansicht. - "Quedlinburg".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie, um 1860. Von Carl Frühsorge. 33,6 x 56 cm (Darstellung) / 45,5 x 62 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt. Links unten "Aufgenommen u. lith. v. Carl Frühsorge", mittig "Verlag von H. C. Huch", rechts "Druck v. H. Arnold, Leipzig". - Malerische Ansicht der Stadt Quedlinburg. - Minimal fleckig. Insgesamt sauberes Blatt in sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand. Carl Frühsorge Deutscher Zeichner und Lithograph aus Dessau.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
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        Autograph letter signed to the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

      53 Harley St. London 9th June 1860 - 2-sides 8vo; traces of mounting on left hand margin. He writes: "I am much obliged to you for the corrigenda at pp. 54 & 178 both of which already attended to.I mean to give 2 months of the vacation in Germany to the finishing of this edition & shall start the first week of next month.I was sorry you had left home as we had Herschell, De la Rive and several other scientific men here.I trust that the investigation of the Bovey coal will lead to an original paper on that formation by you".

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        TA., Rathaus umgeben von weiteren Ansichten aus dem "Neckarthal".

      - aquarellierte Federzeichnung v. Adolf Burmester, um 1860, 33 x 47 Zu Burmeister s. Klose/Martius: Ortsansichten und Stadtpläne der Herzogthümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg, Textband S. 129 und 287. - Dek. Blatt, das mittig eine Ansicht vom Heilbronner Rathaus zeigt. Am linken und rechten Rand je 3 Ansichten. Links: Hornberg, Gutenberg und Ehrenberg. Rechts Guttenberg, Burg Weibertreu b. Weinsberg und Gesamtansicht von Heilbronn.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Eighteen Illustrations.

      n.p. [c.1860?] 18 images, approx. 10 x 14 cms, mounted within thick mounts in an attractive brown morocco Victorian album. The clasp is missing. Renier booklabel. a.e.g.An album of eighteen illustrations, beautifully printed on white silk. The illustrations depict aspects of rural life, showing idealised scenes of the farm and homestead. They are predominately of children and young girls, occupied in a range of pastoral activities, such as feeding chickens, milking cows, tethering ponies, and tending sheep. Each design bears the monogram 'FB', but we have been unable to identify the artist.

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        Report of Matthew Arnold Esq., foreign assistant commissioner. FIRST, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, EDITION.

      Printed by George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode, for H.M.S.O. 1860 Orig. blue printed wraps in later green buckram; wrappers marked and chipped. Signature of Edwin Chadwick, booklabel of the Gladstone Library National Liberal Club.A very scarce Arnold item, reporting on the system of popular education in France, Holland and the French Cantons of Switzerland. Partly reprinted in

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        Travels in the regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian acquisitions on the confines of India and China. With adventures among the mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks: the hunting and pastoral Tribes.

       London, Hurst and Blacklett 1860. gr.-8°. VIII, 570 S., 3 Bll. Mit 1 chromolithogr. Frontisp., 1 gefalt. Karte u. 82 Holzst. OLn. Restaur. Bibliotheksetikett am Vorderdeckel. EA.Abbey Travel 401; Cordier 2781; Nerhood 239 - Das Karten-Leporello von Zentralasien vom Kaspischen Meer bis zum Pazifik. Significant for the ethnological observations as well as the marvelous descriptions of the geographic features of the region. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Asien, Rußland

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        Mecklenburgisches Album. Hamburg, Berendsohn, um 1860. Farblithographiertes Titelblatt, 1 Blatt (Subcribenten), 59 (von) 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln von Poppel u. Kurz nach Gottheil. Quer-4°. Roter, goldgeprägter OLwd. (1 RGelenk angeplatzt, 1 leichter Feuchtfleck).

       1860 Mit 59 Ansichten von Mecklenburg-Schwerin und Mecklemburg Strelitz nach Zeichnungen von dem Maler und Graphiker Julius Gottheil (tätig in Hamburg seit 1850), u.a.: Das Schloss Schwerin, Der Blücherplatz in Rostock, Die Marienkirche in Wismar, Güstrow, Das Schloss in Ludwigslust, Der heilige Damm am Ostseestrande, Die Doberaner Kirche, Parchim, Boitzenburg, Burg Schlitz, Kloster Malchow, Neustrelitz, Neubrandenburg, Hohenzieritz, Friedland, Burg Stargard, Kloster Ratzeburg.- Es fehlt die Ansicht Mo. 49: Das Schloss in Neustrelitz.- Die Anichten teils auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier.- Bindung gelockert, einige Tafeln lose, weiße Außenränder teils leicht, teils etwas stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Quadrupeds of North America

      1860 - AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: George R. Lockwood, [1860]. Three volumes. Royal octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $19,000.Handsome Lockwood octavo edition, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates of American mammals from the polar bear to the buffalo.Having built his reputation with the legendary Birds of America, Audubon began an equally imposing project: to capture on paper the astonishing variety of American mammals. Many of the beautiful hand-colored plates are justly famous, including the polar bear, the American buffalo, and the jaguar. Bachman, Audubon’s long-time collaborator, said of the Quadrupeds, “They are the most beautiful and perfect specimens of the art. I doubt whether there is anything in the world of natural history like them, I do not believe that there is any man living that can equal them” (Ford). The octavo edition of the Quadrupeds, first published by Victor Audubon in 31 separate parts between 1849 and 1854 (as well as in book form those same years), was reissued in 1860 and 1870 by George Lockwood, who had come into possession of the original stones. This present edition is the 1860 imprint, retaining the original Introduction in Volume I (dated 1846), with “1849” on the copyright pages and without Lockwood’s Preface (which appeared in the later edition and is dated 1870). Bannon & Clark, 76. See Ford, 217. Plate impressions fresh and colors true, contemporary morocco bindings handsome. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Pesten [i.e. Budapest], 1860. Original tan pictorial boards, recased. Boards a bit soiled. A touch of light foxing, else very clean internally. An attractive copy. Hungarian Janos Xantus was one of the pioneering ornithologists of California. The present book is the second of two Hungarian publications by Xantus, providing an account of his travels in California and Baja. The other volume, LEVELEI EJSZAKAMERIKABOL..., was also published in Budapest in 1858 and describes his travels throughout the United States. Howes calls that volume, edited by the "incompetent" Istvan Prepost, an "unauthorized" edition of Xantus' letters describing his travels in North America. The letters in this volume focus on California, Baja and Alta, and provide descriptions of California's geology and climate, native Indians, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Fernando, Mojave, Fort Tejon, and several places in Baja, including La Paz and Loreto. The plates show Mission San Fernando, Indians working in a blacksmith shop at the mission, a female Indian working a loom, Indians at Tejon, a vista of the Sierra Nevada, a view of a large terraced building at La Jolla, and more. The map shows California from San Francisco south to the tip of Baja. Involved in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, Xantus came to the U.S. at the end of 1851 and worked as a topographer on the Pacific Railroad Survey, then as a member of the U.S. Coast Survey. He was stationed in California during the coastal survey, and while there made valuable collections of birds for the Smithsonian Institution, including many new species, some of which were named after him. Later he was attached to the U.S. Navy and commanded an expedition to make meteorological observations in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean. During the latter service, which concluded in 1861, he discovered eighty-nine islands and sand banks. He was appointed U.S. consul at Manzanillo, Mexico, and led a scientific research party into the Sierra Madre before permanently returning to his native Hungary in 1864. Not in Pilling or Ayer, despite the linguistic content.

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        Oasis with Bedouins.

      No place, [c. 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). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Weiblicher Akt mit um die Hüften geschlungenem Tuch.

      - Kohle, weiße und hellbraune Kreide, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie. 39:24 cm. Figurenstudie für eine größere Komposition. Der Zeichner gehört zu dem Umkreis um Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl (1860-1933) und dem Wiener „Künstlerhaus".

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        PARIS. "Vue générale de Paris prise de la Colonne de Juillet (Sud-Est.)". Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt aus die Seine entlang, links Notre Dames.

      - Lithographie mit drei farbigen Tonplatten von Fichot und Jacottet nach Chapuy, 1860, 38,5 x 54 cm. Rechts professionell restaurierter, nahezu unsichtbarer Einriss. Aufgezogen. - Prächtige Ansicht!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      New York, 1860. Double frontis. Oblong octavo. Original cloth, stamped in blind. Inner hinges expertly repaired. A few light spots on the front free endpapers. Near fine. A handsomely produced catalogue of carriages and a commercial guide to New Haven and vicinity. Half of the pages are devoted to illustrating the line of carriages offered by G. & D. Cook, one of the leading makers at the time, when New Haven was the Detroit of the carriage industry. Other pages advertise all manner of Connecticut manufactures, mainly in New Haven, including billiard tables, tools, flour mills, harnesses, clothing, guns, etc., as well as a variety of business establishments in New Haven, New York, and Hartford. "Excellent tinted lithographic plates of every American carriage of the day" - Romaine. A wonderful and rare trade catalogue, with ninety-nine fine illustrations of carriages.

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        Gatherings of a Naturalist in Australasia. Being observations principally on the animal and vegetable productions of New South Wales, New Zealand, and some of the Austral Islands.

      London, John Van Voorst, 1860, - gr. in-8vo, XII + 456 p., with eight handcoloured lithographs by George French Angas + 24 woodcuts, small legacy-stamp ?Dr. Guggisberg?, original blindstamped purple cloth, spine faded. Very good copy. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht; im Vgr. der Hafen mit zahlreichen Segelschiffen ('Marseille Vue prise de l'entrée du Port - Marsella Vista tomada de la entrada del Puerto').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Turgis & Casse Frères aus Ports De Mer D' Europe . b. L. Turgis in Paris, um 1860, 39 x 47 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Quarterly Review. Vol 108. July - Oct 1860. Contains the key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, reviewed by Samuel Wilberforce

      John Murray, London 1860., 1860, Hardcover, First Edition. Darwin himself was impressed by Wilberforce's review, describing it as "uncommonly clever", and it set off a significant debate within the British Association, between Wilberforce and T.H.Huxley, that was largely responsible for wider press coverage of Darwin's work and thus bringing it to greater public notice. In total this volume contains 16 articles. Title page, 4 pages contents, 614 pp including index. Bound in original half leather, with marbled boards. A little wear towards top of spine, and a little darkened. A sound text block. A pleasant copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian Books; Inventory No: 187577.

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        Passauer Album mit 24 lithographischen Ansichten der Stadt und Umgebung.

      Passau, P. Moseder o. J. (um 1860). 11 x 18 cm. Lith. Tit. u. 24 Ansichten auf Tafeln (Kreidelithographien mit Tonplatte nach Zeichnungen von S. Sohn). Schwarzer Pappband d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Titel u. Filete auf Vorderdeckel sowie blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Ecken u. Kapitale etw. bestoßen u. berieben, Vorsätze etw. gegilbt, Tit. u. Tafeln geringf. braunfleckig. Sehr seltenes, reizendes Album von Passau und den umgebenden Ortschaften. Der genannte Künstler S. Sohn ist nicht bei Thieme/Becker u. auch nicht bei anderen uns zugänglichen Bibliografien genannt. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Passau Spitzberg / Passau Ilzstadt / Passau Innseite (2) / Innstadt Passau / Friedhof Passau / Passau Niederhaus / Bahnbrücke Passau / Dom v. Passau / Bahnhof Passau / Hals bei Passau / Kloster Neuhaus / Bad Höhenstadt / Bad Kellberg /Kellberg / Osterhofen / Vilshofen /Scheerding / Hauzenberg / Freudensee bei Hauzenberg / Freinberg / Schardenberg / Neuburg / Büchlberg. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Deutschland, Bayern, Passau, Donau, Inn, Ilz, Dreiflüssestadt, Deutsche Landeskunde, Kunst, Graphik, Veduten, Ansichtenwerk

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Rockhill, Sydenham, 20. VII. 1860. - 8vo. 2 pp. To Lady Eagerton, explaining that "You can get from here to the [Crystal] Palace to see the fancy fair, & if you like to ask half a dozen gentlemen to come to the dance we shall be happy to see them, they must be at Rockhills by about eight o clock from whence they will be passed to the Ball room [.]". - At the end of the Great Exhibition of 1851 the Crystal Palace was dismantled from Hyde Park and re-erected at Sydenham. Covering eighteen acres and one of the greatest design and engineering feats of the 19th century, it unfortunately burnt down in 1936. Ruskin rather loftily called it a "greenhouse larger than ever greenhouse was built before".

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        Über die Entstehung der Arten im Thier- und Pflanzen-Reich durch natürliche Züchtung . . .

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart‘sche, 1860 - Kaliko, ca. DinA 5, VIII+520 Seiten, 1 Tafel mit sw-Skizze, KEINE weiteren Abbildungen, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, stärker beschabt, fleckig, berieben und bestoßen, minimal schief, privates kleines Etikett auf der Einbandinnenseite, Schnitt und Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt und (stock-) fleckig, Seiten im mittleren Buchteil zum Teil stärker stock-fleckig, altersbedingt leicht gewellt, insgesamt noch ordentlicher Zustand . . . oder: Erhaltung der vervollkommnten Rassen im Kampfe um‘s Daseyn.; Nach der zweiten Auflage mit einer geschichtlichen Vorrede und andern Zusätzen des Verfassers für diese deutsche Ausgabe aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Dr. H. G. Bronn; Erste deutsche Ausgabe; Inhalt: Vorrede; Abänderung durch Domestizität; Abänderung im Natur-Zustande; Der Kampf um‘s Daseyn; Natürliche Züchtung; Gesetze der Abänderung; Schwierigkeiten der Theorie; Instinkt; Bastard-Bildung; Unvollkommenheit der Geologischen Überlieferungen; Geologische Aufeinanderfolge organischer Wesen; Geographische Verbreitung; Geographische Verbreitung; Wechselseitige Verwandtschaft organischer Körper: Embryologie, Rudimentäre Organe; Allgemeine Wiederholung und Schluss; Schlußwort des Übersetzers

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        A Journey In The Seaboard Slave States; A Journey Through Texas; A Journey In The Back Country.

      New York: Dixon & Edwards, 1856-, 1860. First edition, Octavo, three volumes. Original cloth. A Journey In The Seaboard Slave states is inscribed by the author to his cousin Charles Olmsted. The cloth has been sympathetically rebacked. The remaining two volumes are in very good condition. Books inscribed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American Landscape Architecture, are rare. Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were collected into three volumes (A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856),A Journey Through Texas (1857), A Journey in the Back Country in the Winter of 1853-4 (1860) which remain vivid first-person social documents of the pre-war South.

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        Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau ('Montpellier Vue prise au dessus de la Gare du chemin de fer de Nimes.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. A. Springen n. A. Guesdon gedr. v. Lemercier in Paris aus Voyage Aérien en France b. A. Hauser in Paris, um 1860, 32,5 x 44 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      [Charleston, S.C., 1860. Stained along the left edge. Wrinkles and old folds. Heavily tape-repaired on the verso. Good. In a half morocco box. A very rare draft printing, likely the earliest printing, of the South Carolina Secession Ordinance, apparently printed for the use of the seven-member committee appointed to draft the ordinance by which South Carolina seceded from the Union, precipitating the Civil War. It is thus one of the most important printed documents of the entire Civil War. After Lincoln's election South Carolina moved vigorously to follow through its threat to secede from the Union. A secession convention was called, and assembled at Charleston on Dec. 17, 1860. Their entire business was to debate the issue of secession, which they favored overwhelmingly, and to settle on the wording of a secession ordinance. The ordinance drafting committee created the present text, and within three days the 169 members of the Convention voted unanimously for the ordinance. This is the printing of the ordinance that was made for the use of the seven members of the committee appointed to draft the secession ordinance, and is likely its earliest printing. The ordinance is set up in the form of a "slip bill" or "reading bill," familiar to most delegates as the typical form of a legislative bill in working draft, with the body of the text in numbered, double-spaced lines to facilitate the making of corrections. Textually, it is identical to the final draft version of the ordinance as distributed to the members of the full secession convention for their final vote. It differs slightly from that later printing in form, however: the present version is printed in a much plainer manner, and does not italicize the title of the ordinance or the preamble, as is found in the later printing. Also, in the title of the ordinance "America" is hyphenated "Ame-rica," indicating the work of a printer who was not as concerned with aesthetic appeal as they would have been for the final product presented to the full convention. Though without an imprint, this version was likely printed by Evans and Cogswell, who were printers to the secession convention. Following the title given above, the text reads: "We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the Ordinance adopted by us in Convention, on the twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also, all Acts and parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State, ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of 'The United States of America,' is hereby dissolved." Presumably only a small number of copies would have been printed for the use of the seven-member ordinance drafting committee, and we are aware of only three other copies that have survived. One of those is in the Robert Barnwell Rhett papers at the Charleston Museum, and contains marginal annotations, presumably in Rhett's own hand. Rhett was a member of the secession ordinance drafting committee. There are also copies at Emory University and at the College of Charleston. Parrish & Willingham and Crandall both locate a copy at the Huntington Library, but according to the Huntington Library catalogue their holdings are of two, different, later printings of the secession ordinance. We are not aware of any copies of this first draft printing of the South Carolina Secession Ordinance to appear in the market. By comparison, a copy of the "slip bill" version that was presented to the consideration of the full convention was sold by this firm to collector Jay Snider and reappeared at his auction at Christie's in 2005, where it sold for $66,000.

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        13-Star U.S. Flag

      1860 - (AMERICANA). Thirteen-star American flag. No place, circa 1876. Cotton flag , measuring approximately 20-1/2 by 15 inches, with stars arrayed in a 3-2-3-2-3 pattern, top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the sixth stripe and rests on a red stripe. Mounted and framed, entire item measures 34 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches. $20,000.Centennial 13-star American flag, with the canton resting on a red or “blood” stripe.On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress set the standard for the new nation's flag: "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." The 13-star Stars and Stripes was official from June 14, 1777, until April 30, 1795, and represented the original 13 states; from that era up to the present there has never been a time when 13-star, 13-stripe flags have not been made and flown. The blue canton "rests on a red rather than a white stripe. Some flag collectors call this red stripe the 'war' or 'blood' stripe" (Druckman & Kohn, 39). A "prisoner's flag" dating from the Revolutionary War has a canton "that rests on the fourth red stripe, or 'war stripe'… The probable original model for this wartime custom, followed during the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, is the Royal Savage flag' [that flew on that Revolutionary War ship]" (Mastai & Mastai, 18, 62, 124). The 3-2-3-2-3 "quincunx" star pattern (Keim & Keim, 35) of this flag was common between the years 1860-70, although it dates from 1779 (Cooper, Thirteen-Star Flags, 10) and is frequently attributed to Francis Hopkinson, who designed the original U.S. flag (Quaife et al., 40). The stars and canton on this flag are hand stitched, whereas the stripes are machine stitched. Small 13-star flags were a common home project for American families during the Centennial, with instructions printed in journals and kits to create one’s own souvenir available for purchase . Wear and discoloration indicate that this flag was flown outdoors, with early hand-stitched repairs. A wonderful example of a late 19th-century flag, handsomely framed.

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        Gesamtans., "Neuenburg gegen Abend".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Federer n. Bach b. Ebner in Stgt., 1860, 19,3 x 26,5 Schefold 5605.

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        STUTTGART. "Stuttgart von der Morgenseite". Gesamtansicht von der Uhlandshöhe.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. Gatternicht, gedruckt von Oßwald, im Verlag Ebner, um 1860, 22 x 30,5 cm. Schefold 7924. - Mit schmalem Rändchen.

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        REMINISCENCES OF AULD LANG SYNE [manuscript title, including a chapter of adapted California Fiction entitled "WESTWARD HO"]

      Camp Nusseerabad, India., 1860. Original three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Boards edgeworn and lightly rubbed. Internally quite clean, neat, and legible. Very good. An interesting unpublished manuscript, this is a novel in the form of an autobiography, purportedly written by an American-born soldier in the British Army stationed in India in the late 1850s and early 1860s. The author describes his youth and early adulthood, culminating with an account of his adventures hunting grizzlies in Gold Rush-era California. The chapter on Grizzly hunting in California, called "Westward Ho," is copied (with a few small adaptations) from an article that appeared in the November 1857 issue of HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, called "The Grizzly Bear of California." The remainder of the text develops several themes over the course of the work, including the author's strained relationship with his wealthy father, his youthful disillusionment with a career as a lawyer, his friendship with a charming rogue named "Twadle," and his unsuccessful pursuit of love. The work also gently lampoons the character of the idle rich. It is unknown whether these other portions of the manuscript are also adapted from other published works, or whether they are the product of the author's own imagination. Either way, this manuscript is a very interesting example of mid-19th-century imaginative fiction and literary adaptation, and worthy of further study. According to prefatory material, this text was written in 1859-60 by Douglas D. Lindsay, who identifies himself as a member of Company 7 of Her Majesty's 83rd Regiment, stationed in East India at "Camp Nusseerabad." On a preliminary page he writes: "These 'Reminiscences of Auld Lang Syne' were written and presented by the author to his friend and gossip, Thomas Smith of Her Majesty's 83rd Regiment and who, in times to come, as he glances over these pages, will recall to mind the writer and 'wish him well, wherever fate may have led him'; and he, in turn, will often think of his quondam friend, while far at sea or in the deep piney woods of his native land." In several instances in the text, Lindsay disrupts the narrative to offer asides to Smith, providing a sort of post-modern authorial commentary on the proceedings. In a letter at the end of the text, dated July 23, 1860, Lindsay promises Smith that he will write a second volume "in which I propose giving you a few more passages from my experience in America - North - West and South, intermixt with some jottings about the sea, slavers, smugglers, etc. etc." It is not known whether "Lindsay" ever wrote this second volume. In the prefatory chapter Lindsay gives a sketch of his early life, claiming to have been born "of a very ancient family who are said to be descended in right line from the Prodigal Son." He writes that he did not have a good relationship with his father, and most of the assistance in his life was given to him by his deceased mother's brother. Lindsay says he eventually went to "the law school of old Y..." (later revealed to be Yale), from which he graduated with a lofty idea of the law and jurisprudence. These beliefs were quickly deflated when he moved to the unnamed state's capitol city and set to work as a lawyer. Finding himself quickly in debt and unhappy, he quit the law and moved back home. The next chapter in the book is entitled "A Screw Loose" and begins with Lindsay arguing with his father and being kicked out of the house. He departs, leaving behind him most of his expensive wardrobe, and ventures out in search of a friend named Twadle: "A young literary gentleman who was continually occupying the handsomest apartments he could find which he invariably vacated after a month of luxury. He was of a sanguine temperament and I will do him the justice to say that he always intended at the time of taking his rooms to pay for them. But so many extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances intervened between the day of his induction and pay-day, that when that period arrived he regularly found himself in a state of unprecedented pecuniary depletion." Twadle was living in New York at the time, and he and Lindsay decide to have a meal at Delmonico's. Of course, they do not have enough money to pay the bill, but Lindsay is rescued by his ever-helpful uncle, who just happened to be dining there that evening. His uncle then takes Lindsay to his home, welcomes him as a part of the family, and gives him a job in his engineering firm. In the next chapter, titled "Love Struck by Lightening," Lindsay describes his landlady's attempts to introduce him to eligible young women, and his courtship with Sophia Walter, daughter of a former governor. The romance fails when Lindsay discovers that his love has false teeth, which horrifies him. The penultimate chapter (comprising forty-one pages of the manuscript), entitled "Westward Ho," is set in California during the Gold Rush era, and is largely copied or adapted from a HARPER'S article of November 1857 called "The Grizzly Bear of California." Large portions of the manuscript are copied verbatim from the published article, while in other places Lindsay makes adaptations or particularizes the story to himself. For example, he mentions a "Hindoo Bear" in one passage, and changes the name of the Grizzly hunter from "Colin Preston" in the published article to "Nathan Walker" in his manuscript. He also intersperses original passages which add to the story, among the copied text. The section begins with Lindsay and a friend leaving Manhattan aboard a steamer bound for Chagres, and then crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Lindsay then goes up the coast to Acapulco, where he "secured passage in a crazy old polacca rigged schooner which was bound direct to San Francisco." The schooner is wrecked off the California coast, with Lindsay as the only survivor. Next comes a long discussion of the California Grizzly, and the "coastal range" in which it dwells, followed by a recounting of Lindsay's providential escape from the shipwreck. He is rescued by a bear hunter called "Nathan Walker" ("Colin Preston" in the original HARPER'S story), a native of Arkansas, who is described at great length. The rest of the chapter is filled with tales of Walker's bear-hunting exploits, discussions of the nature of the Grizzly, and the recollection of bear hunts in which the author participated with Walker, often at great risk to his own life. In the final chapter (comprising twelve pages and called "The Man in the Drab Coat") Lindsay tells a story of meeting an old Yale classmate of his in the Russian River gold diggings. His friend, Robert, had been quite successful in the mines, saving some $5000, but was gravely ill and soon died. Lindsay promises him that he will collect all his money and deliver it to Robert's mother in the East. On his way home, Lindsay stops in New Orleans and loses all of his own money in the gambling halls, and leaves the city saddled with debt. Back in Troy, New York he considers drawing on his friend Robert's money, using it as a gambling stake to win back the money he lost in New Orleans. Late one night, cold and seemingly hallucinating, he is visited by a devilish figure, "the man in the drab coat," who so frightens Lindsay that he resolves to give all Robert's money to his family, as he had promised. An interesting work of adaptive and imaginative fiction, meriting further research.

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      Cleveland, 1860. 12mo. Original half muslin and printed paper boards. Hinges tender. Boards a bit soiled, worn at spine ends. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper. A few fox marks, but generally clean and fresh internally. A very good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A rare Indian captivity, not in Ayer or Field. Brayton was stolen near his home in Ohio in 1825 and sold to the Pottawatomi, who took him to Michigan, where he lived among the Winnebago, Chippewa, and Sioux. The latter took him west, where he was again sold, this time to the Snake Indians, who adopted him into their tribe. Brayton apparently lived among the Snake on the upper Missouri River, following them to California, where he remained some five years. He describes fighting the Blackfeet in Oregon, as well as his extraordinary thirty-four years of wandering all over the West. He finally reconciled himself to civilization, enlisted in the army in 1861, and was killed at Pittsburgh Landing in 1862. "Extraordinary as the incidents appear, there is abundant proof of its entire truth" - Thomson. "It is quite true that it would not have been possible for Brayton to have made some of the movements described among the tribes named. On the other hand the critics have overlooked the fact that Brayton was taken at the age of seven and lived among the Indians for thirty-four years. He could not read or write, and spoke English with some difficulty...There remains not the slightest doubt that Matthew was a Brayton, and his narrative is, in general, correct" - Wessen. "One of the most remarkable and - in spite of its relatively late publication date - one of the rarest items belonging to captivity literature" - Howes. This account is sometimes attributed to John H.A. Bone, who may have assisted Brayton in setting forth the narrative. An extraordinary account, rarely met with, and hardly ever encountered in an original binding.

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        TA., Münster, "Münster in Ulm".

      - farb. Lithographie n. u. v. Blotnitzki ( Farbendruck v. Carl Ebner Stuttgart ) b. G. Ebner'sche Kunst & Musikhdlg., um 1860, 42,5 x 30,7 (H) Schefold, Nr. 9953. - Seltene Ansicht in bester Erhaltung.

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        Die Welt in Bildern. Orbis Pictus. Bilderbuch zur Anschauung und Belehrung. 3 in 1 Bd. (Bd. 1 u. 2 in 2. Auflage). Leipzig, Voigt & Günther (Tl. 1 u. 2 nur Ernst Julius Günther), (1860 - ca. 1865). Mit 90 lithographierten Tafeln mit ca. 600 kolor. Abbildungen von W. Müller nach Theodor Neu u. G. Brinckmann nach R. Bauer, J. Kirchhof, A. Lucas, F. Preller u. F. Jäde. 2 Bl., 148 S.; 2 Bl., 138 S., 1 Bl.; VI, 204 S. Roter, schlichter Halbleinenband (Anfang 20. Jhdt.) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel; etw. bestoßen, Ecken beschabt.

      - Die Welt in Bildern. Orbis Pictus. Bilderbuch zur Anschauung und Belehrung. 3 in 1 Bd. (Bd. 1 u. 2 in 2. Auflage). Leipzig, Voigt & Günther (Tl. 1 u. 2 nur Ernst Julius Günther), (1860 - ca. 1865). Mit 90 lithographierten Tafeln mit ca. 600 kolor. Abbildungen von W. Müller nach Theodor Neu u. G. Brinckmann nach R. Bauer, J. Kirchhof, A. Lucas, F. Preller u. F. Jäde. 2 Bl., 148 S.; 2 Bl., 138 S., 1 Bl.; VI, 204 S. Roter, schlichter Halbleinenband (Anfang 20. Jhdt.) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel; etw. bestoßen, Ecken beschabt. Vgl. Pilz S. 384ff.; Stuck-Villa II, 54; Slg. Brüggemann I, 477 (nur Tl. 3); Bilderwelt 1193 (nur Tl. 1). - "Eines der wichtigsten Anschauungswerke des 19. Jahrhunderts für junge Leser" (LKJ II, 319), das die Tradition des Comenius'schen "Orbis pictus" in einer dem beginnenden Industriezeitalter angemessenen, modernen Weise fortführt. Die schönen, hübsch kolorierten Tafeln illustrieren in jeweils 4 bis 6 Einzelbildern einen Begriff (Die Chaussee, Federvieh, Robinson Crusoe, Der Festungskrieg etc.). Im Text wird jedes Einzelbild kindgerecht erläutert, gemäß dem im Vorwort zu Bd. 1 vorangestellten Satz: "Dieses Bilderbuch soll kein Spielwerk sein, dazu ist es zu ernst; aber auch kein Lehrbuch, dazu ist es zu bunt und zu heiter; sondern . eine gemalte Welt". Die Aktualität der Darstellung ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil. Kinder sollen ihre Umwelt wiedererkennen können. So hat die Technik selbstverständlich in die Darstellungen Einzug gehalten, aber auch die Kleidung der Menschen ist "modern" (falls historische Darstellungen dies nicht verbieten), und in den verschiedenen Auflagen des Werks ist festellbar, dass z.B. die Frauenmode immer wieder auf den Stand der Zeit gebracht wurde. - Titel von Tl. 1 mit Fehlstellen in den Rändern, fleckig u. ganz aufgezogen u. "Vorrede" mit kl. Randausriss; durchgängig etw. gebräunt (die Tafeln teils etwas stärker) und in der unteren Ecke etwas fingerfleckig, vereinzelt auch etw. stockfleckig; gelegentlich (in Tl. 3 häufiger) etwas knapp beschnitten (Paginierung teils angeschnitten), alle Titelblätter mit Namenseintrag. Die Tafeln in schönem, frischen Kolorit, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Chamonix. Traversée de la Mer de Glace. Photographie originale.

      S.d., vers 1860-70, - 22.5 x 13.5 cm, montée sur carton (39 x 26.5 cm). Un précieux document de l?état du glacier vers 1870. Aujourd?hui, au même endroit, il ne reste qu?une moraine. La Mer de Glace est le deuxième plus important glacier des Alpes, après le glacier d'Aletsch. En longueur, ce glacier est toutefois devancé, outre le glacier d'Aletsch, par le glacier de Fiesch situé en Suisse. La Mer de Glace présente un attrait touristique certain: les touristes peuvent y accéder aisément grâce au chemin de fer du Montenvers inaugurée en 1909. Le site du Montenvers, situé un peu en amont de la langue terminale du glacier, offre un excellent point de vue sur la Mer de Glace. Aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, le glacier descendait jusque dans la vallée, au niveau du village des Bois. Pour cette raison, il se nommait glacier des Bois, appellation qui subsiste encore parfois de nos jours. Notons toutefois que le glacier des Bois désignait surtout la partie du glacier qui s'épanchait dans la vallée. En 1741, deux voyageurs britanniques, William Windham et Richard Pococke se rendent au Montenvers, et baptisent du nom de Mer de Glace la partie « haute » du glacier. Aujourd'hui, la partie « basse » du glacier a complètement disparue. L'épaisseur du glacier était également beaucoup plus importante. Cela permettait de le traverser assez facilement au niveau du Montenvers, pour atteindre l'autre rive (droite), aujourd'hui rendue beaucoup plus difficile d'accès. On y faisait même passer des troupeaux, qui rejoignaient ainsi ses alpages situés en contrebas de l'aiguille Verte et des Drus, via un passage escarpé sur la rive droite, appelé Mauvais Pas ou Maupas. À l'heure actuelle, le glacier perd, chaque année, de 4 à 6 mètres d'épaisseur et une trentaine de long. Entre 1905 et 2005, la mer de Glace a perdu 120 m d'épaisseur.Photographe genevois important du XIXème siècle, mais quasiment oublié, Auguste Garcin est surtout actif dans le domaine de la photographie touristique, produisant des vues des sites les plus visités de Suisse, Savoie, et Midi de la France. La Suisse, la Savoie (indépendante jusqu'en 1860), les Alpes, le Midi de la France, ainsi que la mer, font partie du circuit touristique européen emprunté par les classes bourgeoises enrichies grâce au commerce et à l'industrie, à une époque où le chemin de fer a réduit les distances sur le continent. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht vom Meer aus gesehen; im Vgr. Seedampfer und Segelschiffe ('Cadix Espagne. Vue prise du Mouillage. - Cadix Espana tomada desde la Badia.').

      - altkolorierter Lithographie v. Louis Lebreton (Le Breton) b. Gosselin in Paris & Gadola in Lyon, um 1860, 33,5 x 48 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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