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        La légende de Sainte Urusle, princesse britannique, et de ses onze mille vierges, d'après les anciens tableaux de l'église de Sainte-Ursule a Cologne, reproduits en chromolitographie. Publiés par . Texte par J. B. Dutron

      l'auteur, Paris 1860 - Fol., imprimatur de Pius IX en azul y oro, 194 p. todas orladas, 22 láms. en oro y color, iniciales. Media piel, puntas, nervios, doble tejuelo, hilos dorados, corte superior dorado. Magnífica impresión de los retablos medievales conservados en la iglesia de Santa Ursula de Colonia representando escenas de la vida de la princesa británica y sus legendarias once mil vírgenes. Todo el texto figura enmarcado en grandes orlas con espléndidos grabados medievales, y va acompañado de suntuosas láminas en oro y a todo color, con escenas de la vida de la santa. Iglesia católica. Iconografía. Catholic Church. Iconography.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso prceduta da un discorso critico letterario di Ugo Foscolo ed illustrata da Note Storiche. Ultima Edizione. Volume Unico.

      Presso Gabriele Rondinella Editore - Napoli, NAPOLI 1860 - ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle , dorso in pelle con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, alcuni segni del tempo, cerniera danneggiata, legatura poco allentata, frontespizio staccato dalla legatura e con margine di testa deteriorato , fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, quelli concavo e di piede con scritta, pagine in discreto stato, qualcuna con becca, pochi segni a penna al margine del testo. Discorso di Ugo Foscolo estratto dal N. XLII della Quorterly Revieux, aprile 1819. Illustrata con Note Storiche. Ultima Edizione. Volume Unico. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        80V ARCHIVE ANTIQUE ITALIAN HISTORY POLITICAL PAMPHLETS 1860S CAVOUR GARIBALDI PIUS IX RISORGIMENTO UNIFICATION

      Italy: Various. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860. Paperback. About eighty pamphlets from Italy, printed in the 1860s. Most are political, dating from the turbulent period of the Risorgimento when the different states on the peninsula were struggling to unite into a single country. Others deal with politics and religion, as the Papal States under Pius IX resisted unification. As primary sources, these documents may offer valuable insight into a critical historical era. Shipping weight 10 pounds. General condition Good to Very Good .

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        FRENCH WINES AND VINEYARDS; and the way to find them.

      London, Houlston and Wright, 1860. FIRST EDITION 1860, 8vo, approximately 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, pages: xv, (1), 1-240, including index, bound in the original publisher's mauve cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spine faded, sides unevenly faded, cloth slightly stained and slightly spotted, gilt on spine dull, head and tail of spine slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, modern bookplate on front endpaper, pale foxing to reverse of endpapers and to half-title, a very occasional pale fox spot within. A good plus clean copy of a rare Redding title. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 221, G33930; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 391. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Servant's Companion; Or Practical Housemaid's and Footman's Guide.

      J.R.Blonsell, London - Not dated (c.1860), 32 pages, unbound (as issued?), 1.5cm. tear along the upper spine, tiny piece missing from the lower corner of the title-page and a small piece missing from the upper corner of the final leaf, a little grubby, otherwise in good condition. NOTE: The various recipes and instructions include a small section on "Rules for Managing Wines", recipes for Cherry Brandy, Soda Water, Grape Wine, making Old Port Wine out of New, and the final 4 pages of recipes for various other wines. Size: 17 x 10.5 cm.

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        Der grosse Canal von Venedig. Kolor. Lithographie von C. Straub bei F. Hanfstaengel. Um 1860. 30 x 47,5 cm; Blattgr. 49,5 x 67 cm.

       1860 Untertitel: \'Original Gemalde (!) Höhe 5.1\'\' Breite 8.3\'\' von Antonio Canalel.\'- Blick über den breiten Kanal mit diversen Booten, an den Ufern Häuser.- Etwas feuchtrandig in unterer rechter Ecke, 2 kleine Randeinrisse im breiten weißen Rand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Nobility in Costumes.

      Canton ca 1860 - Album (29.5 x 21.5 cm) with 12 watercolour and gouache on pith paper, each laid on paper with a light blue ribbon; one a bit stained in brown. Contemporary binding of patterned brown paper; very rubbed. A lovely variety of Chinese official costumes, in fine condition and bright colours. Pith seems not to have been adopted for painting until about 1820. Some European museums claim that their paintings on pith (often erroneously called "rice paper" or "mulberry pith") come from the end of the eighteenth century but there do not seem to be any dateable examples that are so early. There is a record of the Kaiser Franz of Austria buying some albums from an English Consul-General Watts in 1826. We know of an Italian Count who visited Canton in 1828 and had over 350 paintings on pith in his baggage when he died in Ambon two years later. In the British Library there is a scrap-book containing six pith paintings and a journal entry by a serving British officer who sent them home from India in 1829. These examples and contemporary accounts by visitors to Canton suggest that there was a flourishing trade in pith paintings by the early 1830s. Pith presumably came into use for painting to satisfy the increasing demand for small, inexpensive and easily transported souvenirs, following the massive growth in the China Trade in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Paintings in oils, on board and canvas were costly and difficult to carry home. Earlier and more prestigious export water-colours had often been on a larger scale and painted on fine Chinese paper or on paper imported from Europe. The albums of pith paintings (and later the little glass-fronted boxes) were inexpensive, light, easy to pack and gave the pictures some protection on the long voyage home. Because many were sold in albums and hence protected from the light, they retain their bright colours to this day. Pith comes from the central column of spongy cellular tissue in the stem of a small tree called Tetrapanax Papyrifera, native to south-west China. It has had a variety of uses, some going back many centuries. At the imperial court both men and women wore coloured flowers made from pith in their hair. For use in painting, it is cut by hand with a knife into thin sheets from short lengths of the spongy tissue. Cutting is highly skilled and the constraints of the process mean that the finished sheets for painting seldom, if ever, measure more than about 30cms by 20cms. The sheets are dried, trimmed and used for painting without any further processing. Because of the nature of pith and its cellular structure, the gouache used by the Chinese sat on the surface and produced a bright and even sparkling effect. Very fine detail could be achieved but pith did not lend itself to the flat wash of colour favoured for European watercolours. Carl Crossman in his book The Decorative Arts of the China Trade (originally published under the title The China Trade) gives an excellent list of export painters with a note of those known to have painted on pith. These include Tingqua, Sunqua and Youqua. From 1757 until 1842 Canton was the only Chinese port open to trade with the west and it is no surprise that of the eight studios identified by Crossman as producing works on pith, six were in Canton. It seems that the 1830s and 1840s may have been the heyday of pith painting. The international trading bases, the waterfront 'factories' on the 'Hongs' in Canton, where they were produced, were partially burnt during the First Opium War (1839-41) and totally destroyed in a fire of 1856. The foreign trading companies then moved to Honan and subsequently put up splendid new offices on reclaimed land at Shamian Island, a little up river. As the result of the Treaty of Nanking, in 1842 additional Chinese ports were opened up for foreign trade and Hong Kong was established as a major trading centre. By 1860 references to China in the Illustrated London News, plentiful three years earlier, were few a [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed and a MS Memorial Signed by American Poet Lydia Sigourney; discussing one of her earliest writings; With Related Items

      Hartford [Connecticut] 1860 - Collection, viz., 1. 2 ALsS, 5-pages, total, written by Lydia H. Sigourney. 2. One four-page Memorial Essay Ms., written by Lydia H. Sigourney. 3. 1 two-page ALS by Mary H. Sigourney (offsetting and browning to first page). 4. An Anonymous MS. Poem, 1-pageEach letter and the poem accompanied by an envelope. American author and poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) was one of the most widely read women writers of the ante-bellum period. "It is almost impossible to find a number of one of the popular magazines of the [eighteen] thirties or forties that does not contain a poem or an article by her." [DAB] Sigourney, who was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford," published most of her works under the name "Mrs. Sigourney." Among her publishers was Edgar Allan Poe. The present group of letters and manuscripts includes two autograph letters signed by Lydia H. Sigourney and a memorial essay, "Miss Helen Talcott," written by, copied out, and signed by Lydia H. Sigourney. Here, Sigourney's writings are on the topic of death or memory. The DAB notes that "[t]he theme of most of her writing is death. The inevitable regularity with which her poetic tribute followed the demise of any prominent person led a wag to declare she had added a new terror to death." In a letter to Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Tudor, who are grieving the death of their first child, Mrs. Sigourney offers her ".sympathy in this deep affliction of the removal of your first-born." She makes them a gift of a book (possibly one of her own works): I ask your acceptance of the accompanying book, and should its daily voice of text and poem ever speak soothingly to your hearts it will be gratifying to your own, and your Parents' friend, L.H. Sigourney. In her letter to Judge Nathaniel Goodwin, Sigourney refers to one of her early writings, a biographical sketch: But I ought not thus to have deferred my acknowledgements for your emendations, and improvements of the poor, biographical sketch submitted to your judgment. I ought in justice to myself to say, that it was never intended as a historical article,-but only as a simple illustration of the piety of the reverend subject;-and was, if I recollect right, abridged from a religious magazine conducted by the Revd. Dr. N. Strong, and originally written, while I was a young girl, in school here to the ancient Miss Patten. Sigourney's 4-page biographical, memorial essay "Miss Helen Talcott" appears to be praise of an elderly resident of Hartford: Books were a source of never-failing delight, and an extensive range of English and French literature was systematically pursued and digested. There were few more frequent applicants at the excellent Library of our Institute, and none where selection was more rational and refined.The essay, according to Sigourney's concluding note, was "[c]opied for Miss Mary Layman with the love of her friend L.H.S." It may be unpublished and it bears the dateline of Hartford. September 2nd, 1856. Sigourney's letters and her manuscript are accompanied by two additional items: a letter to Judge Goodwin from Mrs. Sigourney's daughter, Mary H. Sigourney, and a poem, by an unknown author, found with this collection, entitled "To H.B. Tudor" (Mrs. H.S. Tudor). Mary Sigourney's letter concerns her efforts to help a poor, sick Irishman, James Flood: My mother has told me that I have permission to inform you occasionally when I find cases of suffering among the poor. . [Flood] has been induced to believe, that if he could go to the Hospital in New-York, he might be cured. Dr. Holmes has attended him,-and Father Brady gives him a certificate of good character & the promise of little aid. This small cache of letters and the manuscript by Lydia H. Sigourney and the letter from her daughter lend interesting insights to both Mrs. Sigourney's early writing and to her declining years in Hartford. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      London: George Routledge & Sons. 1860 - London: George Routledge & Sons, 1860 [dated in the Preface]. Bound in morocco half-leather by Mudie Fine Bookbinders with the binders mark to the reverse of the front free end paper. Very good condition with minor edgewear. Green half leather, marbled covers and endpapers, volumes 1-6 range between 514-588 pages. Half leather bound by fine book binders Mudie. A handsome book finely bound. 8.12" (22 cm) tall.    Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles and decoration. Joints – very good condition – gently worn. Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – marbled, worn. Page edges – good condition – marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – solid. Front paste down – very good condition – marbled. Front Free end papers – very good condition – marbled. Title page – very good condition. Pages – very good condition. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1860. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modèles coloris. 75 planches lithographiques. (sur 100 ?). Qqs planches signées ?le Breton - Cerisier - V. Adam ou Josephine Ducollet?.

      Paris, J. Monrocq frères. Editeurs /London Vor Delarue, s.d., vers 1860, - in-4to, chaque planche avec 2 images identiques, une coloriée et une en noir/blanc, les planches portent une n°, la série n?est pas complet, planches non reliées dans un cartable (reliure) en d.-toile, premier plat avec texte impr. en rouge. L?apprentissage du dessin et coloriage très en vogue au XIXe siècle, peu d?exemples ont survécu à l?utilisation par les élèves ou, plus tard, à la vente par planche par les spécialistes de gravures anciennes.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speech of Hon. Sam Houston, of Texas, Exposing the Malfeasance and Corruption of John Charles Watrous, Judge of the Federal Court in Texas, and of His Confederates. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Feb. 3, 1859

      New York: Pudney & Russell, 1860. First Edition. 1/4 leather. Very good. Approximately 5" x 7.5". Complete with iii introductory pages including the half-title, tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of Sam Houston, and 100 text pages. Marbled paper covered boards with later half-cloth spine covering. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition. Sound binding with intact hinges. All pages and frontispiece are attached; a blank front flyleaf is just starting to detach. See Howes H-690. Watrous arrived in Texas in 1837 and soon became involved in several land companies as a lawyer, shareholder, and part owner. He became the Texas attorney general in 1838, but only served two years when conflicts arose between his public duty and land company entanglements. He soon became a legal advisor for the Peters Colony of the Texas Land and Emigration Company and remained in that position until 1846 when he pulled strings with an old friend, the new President, James K. Polk, to secure an appointment as a U.S. District Judge. Both Texas senators and many other Texas politicians opposed his appointment in part because they favored another candidate, but primarily because of personal, vested connection with land speculators and charges, unproven but likely true, that he had attempted to validate forged land certificates. The House of Representatives initiated impeachment hearings in 1851, however the case against him was eventually dropped in 1858. His opponents continued their campaign against Watrous, and Senator Sam Houston's vitriolic and convincing attack upon him in this speech on the Senate floor in 1859 convinced many the charges were true, and impeachment hearings were reinitiated, but once more the investigation was dropped when Congress adjourned in the Spring of 1861 as the Civil War began. Throughout the war, Watrous was denied a seat on the bench by the Confederate government but he resumed his old position in 1865 and served until 1869 when medical problems forced him to resign. Quite scarce. As of 2017, the Rare Book Hub shows only one auction record and no examples are currently available for sale. OCLC shows many digital and reprint copies but only one original book, which is held by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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        The Mill on the Floss

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, Carter's first state of the first volume with no ad leaf inserted. No ads at rear of Volume III. 361, 319, 313 p. 19th-Century leather over marbled paper, black label and gilt lettering and ruling, blue endpapers. Very Good. Wear along edges. Some foxing. Chipping to head of Vol. I with pieces included inside. 1935 newspaper article about destruction of the chimney at the Old Mill in Lincolnshire pasted at front of Vol. I. Two names and Oxford bookseller (W.J. Richards) impression at front of all volumes. A very nice set.

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        Italy and the Italians.

      Richard Bentley, London., [1860?]. New edition. Originally published in 1842, in two volumes, under the title A Visit to Italy. Two volumes in one. Octavo. pp xii, 402; xii, 396. 5 steel engraved plates. Original green cloth decorated in blind and gilt, lettered in gilt. All edges gilt.Contemporary (1860) ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Some minor off-setting from plates. Very good indeed. Very bright.

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        The Lake Regions of Central Africa.A Picture of Exploration

      1860 - First edition, second issue. 2 vols. Folding map, 12 chromoxylograph plates and woodcuts in text. A very good copy in original cloth, one back free endpaper replaced. 8vo. xvi, ii, 412; vi, ii, 468pp. London,Longman, A classic narrative on East Africa, in which Burton describes his journey from Pemba and Zanzibar to the western shore of Lake Tanganyika. Amongst his party was John Hanning Speke who Burton attempts to discredit from the outset, by stating in the Preface that he was no more than a subordinate, never having held the position of surveyor as he claimed on his return to England.Penzer, p65/66. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRÄTWERK. - Sammelalbum mit 169 Porträts, 6 Ansichten, 5 Wappen und Exlibris, sowie 15 Genredarstellungen.

      O.O., o.Vlg., ca. 1860 - 30 x 39 cm. Mit 195 Tafeln in Kupferstich, Stahlstich, Lithographie und Holzstich auf 55 Bl., sowie 13 leere Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rvergoldung und Goldschnitt. Unter den Porträts u.a. Albrecht Dürer, Friedrich der Große, Goethe, Kaspar Hauser, Herder, Johann von Hiller, Klopstock, Kotzebue, Lavater, Lessing, John Law, Mendelsohn, König Philipp V. von Spanien, Kaiser Rudolph von Habsburg, Schiller, Schlegel, Wallenstein, Wieland usw. - Einband stark beschabt und bestoßen. Die Porträts und Tafeln meist beschnitten und mit Titelei alt montiert. Das Papier gering verblichen, nur minimal fleckig. - Interessante, vielfältige Zusammenstellung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        San Augustine Mining Company Certificate [1861 or 1862]

      Mesilla, Arizona Territory Under Confederacy: Mesilla Times. , OCLC reports the only known copy of a dozen issued is at the Rio Grande Historical Collection an New Mexico University Library. According to Martin Hardwick Hall, the Messila Times was founded in 1860 and lasted only for a year and a half since its owners Robert P. Kelley and D.W. Hughes were placing their all their interests into mining and real estate in the area. (The Mesilla Times went out of business in the Spring of 1862). The Territory lay south of Jornada del Muerto and the Gila River (roughly the Gadsen Purchase) and was called "Arizona." It needs to be kept in mind that this was the Arizona Territory under the Confederacy and not that which Lincoln established in 1863 under the United States. The certificate is signed by President Sam'L J. Jones and Secretary James A. Lucas. It has a vignette of an allegorical Indian woman and printed in blue ink with a blue border on paper measuring 4" x 10 1/2". There are a number of fascinating aspects of this mining venture. First, it was originally owned by two Mexican investors but their claims were invalidated by the Gadsen Purchase. Second the original claim owner was William Claude-Jones (who along with Governor Goodwin and Coles Bashford) were signers of the first Arizona legislation in 1864. Claude-Jones also was noted later in Michener's Rascals in Paradise where his predilection for pre-pubescent girls continued. Third, Sylvester Mowry who was a Southern sympathizer (and briefly jailed in 1862 by Union troops) was a vital part of the company. Commissioner Herbert stated their basic idea for being part of the Confederacy to avoid "the black fanaticism of the North". By August of 1861 the territory was back under the control of the Union (and William Claude Jones aligned himself with the Union). It has been pointed out that this company was the earliest land scam in the American southwest making this original scarce document among the earliest witnesses of Arizona before its admission as a Territory to the Union during the Civil War.

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        Ruine Hammerstein, Ansicht v. Süden, links i. Hgr. Ruine Rheineck. "Ruine Hammerstein a/ Rhein".

      - lavierte Tuschezeichnung, um 1860, 21,2 x 31,7

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

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

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        Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.

      London: Harrison, [1860]. FIRST EDITION, slim octavo (21 x 14cm), pp. 79; [1], imprint; [1], blank. With printed advertisement endpapers on glazed yellow paper, listing 'Burke's Peerage, 1860' and 'The Foreign Office List for 1860'. Printed note on title-page '[The right of Translation is reserved]'. Publisher's stipple-grained dark brown limp cloth, gilt titles to upper board. Internally clean but for a news-clipping offprint to preface (three loose clippings from 'The Scotsman' dated 1899, 1907 and 1908, and one from the Daily Mail dated 1910, still present), spine frayed at joint else a particularly fresh copy of this notoriously fragile reference book. A terribly complex book, bibliographically speaking; Victor Skretkowicz, who studied over 100 copies and found a vast array of variations in binding, end-paper shade and type setting, as well as textual differences, concludes that 'given the considerable number of different states of each inner and outer form in every sheet, the idea of attempting to establish with certainty any specific `issue' of `Notes on Nursing' beyond the first is utterly impractical (The Library, March 1993).

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        The Instructive Picture Book. Lessons from the Geographical Distribution of Animals, Or The Natural History of the Quadrupeds which characterise the principal divisions of the Globe.

      1860 1860 - By M.H.H.I. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas 1860. With 60 coloured woodcut-plates. 4to. 60 pp. + plates. Publisher's pictorial boards with cloth-spine. Writing on flyleaf. Spine a little worn as well as the boards are a little grubby but still a very nice copy of this beautiful book. * Showing animals including whales from Europe, Asia, Java, Borneo and New Guinea, Australia and van Diemen's Land, Africa, South America, North America, Arctic- and Antarctic Regions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speech of Hon. Sam Houston, of Texas, Exposing the Malfeasance and Corruption of John Charles Watrous, Judge of the Federal Court in Texas, and of His Confederates. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Feb. 3, 1859

      Pudney & Russell, New York 1860 - Approximately 5" x 7.5". Complete with iii introductory pages including the half-title, tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of Sam Houston, and 100 text pages. Marbled paper covered boards with later half-cloth spine covering. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition. Sound binding with intact hinges. All pages and frontispiece are attached; a blank front flyleaf is just starting to detach. See Howes H-690. Watrous arrived in Texas in 1837 and soon became involved in several land companies as a lawyer, shareholder, and part owner. He became the Texas attorney general in 1838, but only served two years when conflicts arose between his public duty and land company entanglements. He soon became a legal advisor for the Peters Colony of the Texas Land and Emigration Company and remained in that position until 1846 when he pulled strings with an old friend, the new President, James K. Polk, to secure an appointment as a U.S. District Judge. Both Texas senators and many other Texas politicians opposed his appointment in part because they favored another candidate, but primarily because of personal, vested connection with land speculators and charges, unproven but likely true, that he had attempted to validate forged land certificates. The House of Representatives initiated impeachment hearings in 1851, however the case against him was eventually dropped in 1858. His opponents continued their campaign against Watrous, and Senator Sam Houston's vitriolic and convincing attack upon him in this speech on the Senate floor in 1859 convinced many the charges were true, and impeachment hearings were reinitiated, but once more the investigation was dropped when Congress adjourned in the Spring of 1861 as the Civil War began. Throughout the war, Watrous was denied a seat on the bench by the Confederate government but he resumed his old position in 1865 and served until 1869 when medical problems forced him to resign. Quite scarce. As of 2017, the Rare Book Hub shows only one auction record and no examples are currently available for sale. OCLC shows many digital and reprint copies but only one original book, which is held by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours de Code Napoléon (30 Tomes) Tome 1 : Application des Lois ; 2 : De l'Absence ; 3 et 4 : Du Mariage ; 5 : De la Paternité ; 6 : De l'Adoption et de la Tutelle ; 7 et 8 : De la Minorité ; 9 et 10 : Distinction des Biens ; 11 et 12 : Des Servitudes ; 14, 15, 16 et 17 : Des Successions ; 18, 19 et 20 : Des Donations entre Vifs ; 21, 22 et 23 : Donations entre Vifs et testaments ; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 et 30 : Traité des Contrats ou des Obligations Conventionnelles en général

      Auguste Durand, Hachette, Durand & Pedone lauriel, A. Maresq Aîné, Cosse, Marchal & Billard, 1860 - 30 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs orné, Auguste Durand, Hachette, 1860 (tome I) Hachette & Cie, Durand & Pedone lauriel, A. Maresq Aîné, Cosse, Marchal & Billard, 1878 (Tome 30) Rappel du Titre : Cours de Code Napoléon (30 Tomes) Tome 1 : Application des Lois ; 2 : De l'Absence ; 3 et 4 : Du Mariage ; 5 : De la Paternité ; 6 : De l'Adoption et de la Tutelle ; 7 et 8 : De la Minorité ; 9 et 10 : Distinction des Biens ; 11 et 12 : Des Servitudes ; 14, 15, 16 et 17 : Des Successions ; 18, 19 et 20 : Des Donations entre Vifs ; 21, 22 et 23 : Donations entre Vifs et testaments ; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 et 30 : Traité des Contrats ou des Obligations Conventionnelles en général Rare série quasi complète, bien décorative, à laquelle manque le seul tome 31. Bon ensemble (qq. dos lég. frottés, accroc à une coupe, qq. rouss.) pour ce grand classique. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N.

      London: John Murray, 1860. First printing of second edition. "Tenth Thousand". Cloth. Very good. xv, 519, 32 p. 21 cm. 11 b&w wood engravings and diagrams within text. Green cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine ends repaired. Corners bumped. Dents in tops of boards. Bookplate, ink signature, and small label on front pastedown and ink notation on rear. Hinges repaired internally. Initials across from title page and ink mark on margin of xiv. Darwin's first published book is also his most read and stands second only to "The Origin of Species" as the most printed. Usually referred to today as the "Voyage of the Beagle" it makes for interesting reading as a travel book as well as a scientifc text. Darwin actually spent as little time as possible on board the Beagle; he was miserably sea-sick and preferred extensive expeditions on land. Those excursions allowed him to describe the "savages" of South America, the Great Tortoises of the Galapagos, Australian convicts, and the cruelties of slavery. This printing is the final definitive text with the first appearance of the Postscript on p. vii dated February 1, 1860, in which Darwin corrects a few errors. This is also the first publishing in the green cloth binding in the same style as the first three John Murray editions of "On the Origin of Species." 32 pages of publisher's advertising at rear dated January 1860 show the variety of Murray's published works. Freeman 20.

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed and a MS Memorial Signed by American Poet Lydia Sigourney; discussing one of her earliest writings; With Related Items

      Hartford [Connecticut], 1860. Overall Very Good. Collection, viz., 1. 2 ALsS, 5-pages, total, written by Lydia H. Sigourney. 2. One four-page Memorial Essay Ms., written by Lydia H. Sigourney. 3. 1 two-page ALS by Mary H. Sigourney (offsetting and browning to first page). 4. An Anonymous MS. Poem, 1-pageEach letter and the poem accompanied by an envelope. American author and poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) was one of the most widely read women writers of the ante-bellum period. "It is almost impossible to find a number of one of the popular magazines of the [eighteen] thirties or forties that does not contain a poem or an article by her..." [DAB] Sigourney, who was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford," published most of her works under the name "Mrs. Sigourney." Among her publishers was Edgar Allan Poe. The present group of letters and manuscripts includes two autograph letters signed by Lydia H. Sigourney and a memorial essay, "Miss Helen Talcott," written by, copied out, and signed by Lydia H. Sigourney. Here, Sigourney's writings are on the topic of death or memory. The DAB notes that "[t]he theme of most of her writing is death. The inevitable regularity with which her poetic tribute followed the demise of any prominent person led a wag to declare she had added a new terror to death." In a letter to Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Tudor, who are grieving the death of their first child, Mrs. Sigourney offers her "...sympathy in this deep affliction of the removal of your first-born..." She makes them a gift of a book (possibly one of her own works): I ask your acceptance of the accompanying book, and should its daily voice of text and poem ever speak soothingly to your hearts it will be gratifying to your own, and your Parents' friend, L.H. Sigourney. In her letter to Judge Nathaniel Goodwin, Sigourney refers to one of her early writings, a biographical sketch: But I ought not thus to have deferred my acknowledgements for your emendations, and improvements of the poor, biographical sketch submitted to your judgment. I ought in justice to myself to say, that it was never intended as a historical article,-but only as a simple illustration of the piety of the reverend subject;-and was, if I recollect right, abridged from a religious magazine conducted by the Revd. Dr. N. Strong, and originally written, while I was a young girl, in school here to the ancient Miss Patten. Sigourney's 4-page biographical, memorial essay "Miss Helen Talcott" appears to be praise of an elderly resident of Hartford: Books were a source of never-failing delight, and an extensive range of English and French literature was systematically pursued and digested. There were few more frequent applicants at the excellent Library of our Institute, and none where selection was more rational and refined.The essay, according to Sigourney's concluding note, was "[c]opied for Miss Mary Layman with the love of her friend L.H.S." It may be unpublished and it bears the dateline of Hartford. September 2nd, 1856. Sigourney's letters and her manuscript are accompanied by two additional items: a letter to Judge Goodwin from Mrs. Sigourney's daughter, Mary H. Sigourney, and a poem, by an unknown author, found with this collection, entitled "To H.B. Tudor" (Mrs. H.S. Tudor). Mary Sigourney's letter concerns her efforts to help a poor, sick Irishman, James Flood: My mother has told me that I have permission to inform you occasionally when I find cases of suffering among the poor. ... [Flood] has been induced to believe, that if he could go to the Hospital in New-York, he might be cured... Dr. Holmes has attended him,-and Father Brady gives him a certificate of good character & the promise of little aid. This small cache of letters and the manuscript by Lydia H. Sigourney and the letter from her daughter lend interesting insights to both Mrs. Sigourney's early writing and to her declining years in Hartford.

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        Quatrefages Maladies du ver a soie + nouvelles recherches 1859-1860 très rares éditions originales

      Didot 1860 - Etudes sur les maladies actuelles du ver à soie Paris Firmin didot 1859, 382 pages suivi de nouvelles recherches faites en 1859 sur les maladioes actuelles du ver a soie Paris didot 1860 120 pages suivi de VIII pages d'explication des planches et bien complet des six planches lithographiés et misent en couleurs. Cet important ouvrage publié ici pour la première fois a été repri en grande partie dans les oeuvres de Pasteur. Provenance Bibliothèque Ferdinand Monoyer neveu de quatrefages de bréau mais sans son ex libris, Ex libris Victor Stoeber médecin Strasbourgeois, père adoptif et beau père de Ferdinand Monoyer. Voir dans mes ventes un livre de Richer offert par Mme quatrefage de Breau à Monoyer son neveu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The South Alone, should govern the South. And African Slavery Should be Controlled by Those Only, Who are Friendly to It. Third Edition. Read and send to your Neighbor. Tract, No. 1

      Evans & Cogswell, Charleston 1860. 8vo, 62pp, (1). Pamphlet, Front wrapper slt. marked, loose, o/w good+. Sabin 96379; OCLC 4754051.

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        Cours de Code Napoléon (30 Tomes) Tome 1 : Application des Lois ; 2 : De l'Absence ; 3 et 4 : Du Mariage ; 5 : De la Paternité ; 6 : De l'Adoption et de la Tutelle ; 7 et 8 : De la Minorité ; 9 et 10 : Distinction des Biens ; 11 et 12 : Des Servitudes ; 14, 15, 16 et 17 : Des Successions ; 18, 19 et 20 : Des Donations entre Vifs ; 21, 22 et 23 : Donations entre Vifs et testaments ; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 et 30 : Traité des Contrats ou des Obligations Conventionnelles en général

      Auguste Durand, Hachette, Durand & Pedone lauriel, A. Maresq Aîné, Cosse, Marchal & Billard. 30 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs orné, Auguste Durand, Hachette, 1860 (tome I) Hachette & Cie, Durand & Pedone lauriel, A. Maresq Aîné, Cosse, Marchal & Billard, 1878 (Tome 30) Rappel du Titre : Cours de Code Napoléon (30 Tomes) Tome 1 : Application des Lois ; 2 : De l'Absence ; 3 et 4 : Du Mariage ; 5 : De la Paternité ; 6 : De l'Adoption et de la Tutelle ; 7 et 8 : De la Minorité ; 9 et 10 : Distinction des Biens ; 11 et 12 : Des Servitudes ; 14, 15, 16 et 17 : Des Successions ; 18, 19 et 20 : Des Donations entre Vifs ; 21, 22 et 23 : Donations entre Vifs et testaments ; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 et 30 : Traité des Contrats ou des Obligations Conventionnelles en général Rare série quasi complète, bien décorative, à laquelle manque le seul tome 31. Bon ensemble (qq. dos lég. frottés, accroc à une coupe, qq. rouss.) pour ce grand classique. Français

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        Europäischer Geschichtskalender. Herausgegeben von H. Schulthess. 23 Bände. - Die Jahrgänge 1 (1860) und 2 (1861), die Jahrgänge 4 (1963 und Januar bis März 1864) bis 6 (1865) und die Jahrgänge 8 bis 25 (1867-1884).

      8 (21 x 14 cm), Hardcover (half leather), goldgeprägte Halbledereinbände der Zeit. Der von H. Schultheß 1860 begründete Geschichtskalender erschien immer im folgenden Jahr (anfangs in Nördlingen, heute in München) und berichtete über die politischen Ereignisse in den europäischen Staaten während eines Jahres. - In Frakturschrift gedruckt. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Einbandsignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf den Titelblättern: "Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands" und "Bibliothek Haus am Köllnischen Park, Berlin." Einbände leicht berieben und geringfügig fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, mit etwas Abrieb. Band von 1870 mit angeknicktem vorderem Einbanddeckel, Band von 1861 oben am Rücken geringfügig angerissen. Wenige Vorsätze und Seiten ganz geringfügig braunfleckig. Sonst guter, sehr sauberer Zustand.

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        Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N.

      John Murray, London 1860 - xv, 519, 32 p. 21 cm. 11 b&w wood engravings and diagrams within text. Green cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine ends repaired. Corners bumped. Dents in tops of boards. Bookplate, ink signature, and small label on front pastedown and ink notation on rear. Hinges repaired internally. Initials across from title page and ink mark on margin of xiv. Darwin's first published book is also his most read and stands second only to "The Origin of Species" as the most printed. Usually referred to today as the "Voyage of the Beagle" it makes for interesting reading as a travel book as well as a scientifc text. Darwin actually spent as little time as possible on board the Beagle; he was miserably sea-sick and preferred extensive expeditions on land. Those excursions allowed him to describe the "savages" of South America, the Great Tortoises of the Galapagos, Australian convicts, and the cruelties of slavery. This printing is the final definitive text with the first appearance of the Postscript on p. vii dated February 1, 1860, in which Darwin corrects a few errors. This is also the first publishing in the green cloth binding in the same style as the first three John Murray editions of "On the Origin of Species." 32 pages of publisher's advertising at rear dated January 1860 show the variety of Murray's published works. Freeman 20. First printing of second edition. "Tenth Thousand". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ingresso trionfale di S. M. Vittorio Emanuele II col Generale Garibaldi in Napoli

      1860. Raffigurazione dell'ingresso di Vittorio Emanuele II con il Generale Garibaldi in Napoli, a cui rendono onore la Guardia Nazionale e le Truppe presenti a Napoli. Tutt'attorno una gran calca di popolani che li accompagnano portando bandiere e rami d'olivo

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        Aunt Sally; or, The Cross the Way of Freedom. A Narrative of the Slave-Life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams, of Detroit, Michigan

      American Reform Tract and Book Society, Cincinnati 1860 - Early printing of an oft reprinted title, Blockson cites an 1858 printing. 12mo. 216, [7] ads pp., engraved title. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Contemporary penciled owner's name dated in 1862, cloth eroded at bottom corners, dark stain in margins affecting no text, else very good. Memoir of the subject's life of bondage in North Carolina and Alabama. Evidence from other copies we've owned suggests that Aunt Sally herself would occasionally sell copies.

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        CARTA POSTALE DEI QUATTRO LAGHI IN LOMBARDIA

      1860 ca., Lombardia 1860 - Carta postale dei laghi lombardi, attorniata da 18 piccole acquetinte, disegnata da Francesco Soave ed incisa da Vittorio Angeli. Le vedute del Lago di Como e Maggiore, di mm 67x93, raffigurate sono: Lecco, Domaso, Cadenabbia, Borgo Bellaggio, Villa Melzi, Villa Sanazaro a Blevio, Gravedona, Borgo Vico, Villa Tanzi presso Torno, Villa d'Este, Villa Sommariva, Pliniana, Palanza, Canobbio, Intra, Villa detta La Torre, Luino, Isola Bella. Questa carta è derivata dalla stessa lastra edita alcuni anni prima dall'editore Domenico Molinari, è stata modificata, aggiornata ed inserita nell'opera Atlante di Geografia Universale cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario edita da Francesco Pagnoni Tipografo - Editore. La mappa è colorata all'epoca ai confini di stato e di provincie mm 460x620

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        Das Semmering Panorama. Neu nach der Natur aufgenommen. Farbendruck von F. Stoufs, mit erklärendem Text deutsch, französisch und englisch.

      Wien, Miethke & Wawra, [um 1860]. 4 n.n. S. + Leporello [Länge 346 cm]. OLwd.-Mappe. Mit der lithographierten Ansicht der Semmering-Bahn zwischen dem Haupttunnel und dem Schwarzau Viadukt, als Leporello. - Ebd. fleckig u. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Innen gut. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Eisenbahn

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        Max Havelaar of de koffij-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handelmaatschappij.

      Amsterdam, J. de Ruyter, 1860. Herbonden in heellinnen met gebruikmaking van het titeletiket van de oude band op de rug ('Multatuli/ Koffij-/ Veilingen.'). (6), 212 (4), 186 p. 1e druk. Net exemplaar, gezet in een twintigste-eeuwse band, beide Franse titels en titelpagina's meegebonden.

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        Aunt Sally; or, The Cross the Way of Freedom. A Narrative of the Slave-Life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams, of Detroit, Michigan

      Cincinnati: American Reform Tract and Book Society, 1860. Good. Early printing of an oft reprinted title, Blockson cites an 1858 printing. 12mo. 216, [7] ads pp., engraved title. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Contemporary penciled owner's name dated in 1862, cloth eroded at bottom corners, dark stain in margins affecting no text, else very good. Memoir of the subject's life of bondage in North Carolina and Alabama. Evidence from other copies we've owned suggests that Aunt Sally herself would occasionally sell copies.

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        Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

      Brussels: M. Hayez pour Librairie de Charles Muqardt, 1860. First edition. full brown morocco, tooled in blind, spine with extra gilt and two gilt lettered black morocco labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Spine ends, joints and edges with slight rubbing. Plate No. 1 laid down , colouring and text intact. Folio c. 440 x 324 mm). Volume I (the only one published) Illustrated with 48 hand coloured lithographed plates (all plates and tissue guards present), by F. Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert Linden (1817-1898) who was a native of Luxembourg moved to Belgium in his youth and imported more than 1100 different species of orchids during his life. He was an orchid hunter par excellence ... and spent ten years in the western hemisphere. He returned to work in Brussels in 1845 and with the assistance of his son Lucien, he founded the first major international competitor to the British orchid house Messrs. Sander's, Horticulture Internationale. The work is named in honour of one of his major clients the amateur orchid grower, J. P. Pescatore, who had "la plus riche collection d'Orchidees du continent" at his home Chateua del aCelle-St.-Cloud. Pescatore's untimely death, according to Linden's preface, meant the withdrawal of Pescatore's financial support for the work and the continuation of the work was not possible past the 12 livraisons -The Orchid observed no. 16[Nissen BBI 1196. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4622. Great Flower Books, p. 113].

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        The Arctic Regions and Polar Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: With the Discoveries Made by Captain McClintock as to the Fate of the Franklin Expedition

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, London 1860 - Hardcover, original red cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Three ads in front with nine pages of publisher ads in rear. Large foldout map attached as frontis. Map has about a 1" tear where it attaches at the top. No repairs or marks on map. Only handwriting found in book is a "ML #7" written in pencil on front pastedown, which can easily be eased, and on the ffep there was a price written in pencil long ago in the upper right corner which has been erased but here are still shadows of the numbers present. Binder's logo stamp on rear pastedown in corner. Spotting present on spine where a label is still partially present and there is both a white and a black spot on the front board. Small blowout at top edge of spine as well. See photos. Preface is dated November 24, 1859 and is entitled "Preface of the Ninth Edition". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOWN AND HARBOUR OF ST. THOMAS, WEST INDIES, LATELY PURCHASED BY THE UNITED STATES [caption title].

      London. [s]. 1860 - Hand-colored woodcut print, 53 x 18 cm., on black lined white mat, 50 x 76 cm. A fine image. A large and attractive print depicting a fleet of five square riggers resting in the calm harbor of Charlotte Amalie, Danish Virgin Islands. The ships' masts reflect downward into the smooth blue waters with only a few sails raised, perhaps to dry. Drooping flags surmount the ship's tall spars. Natives are shown in a small rowboat in the foreground. A wharf extends from the island with people walking the shoreline there, and other ships lie farther toward the shore. A half circle of mountains dip their base into the blue-green waters of the harbor, their tops skirting the horizon, making a perfect backdrop for this somnolent scene.

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        THE MARBLE FAUN: OR, THE ROMANCE OF MONTE BENI

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1860 - 188 x 120 mm. (7 3/8 x 4 3/4"). With 16 pp. ads (dated March 1860) in volume I. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION, Second State (with ads dated March instead of February). EXCELLENT LATE 19TH CENTURY GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BRADSTREET'S (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers bordered by gilt double fillets with a gilt dot at each corner, this design repeated on the spine compartments, raised bands, gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins with a floral sprig at corners, top edges gilt. Front flyleaf WITH AN INLAID SLIP INSCRIBED BY HAWTHORNE as a customs officer: "Examined / Nat'l Hawthorne / Surveyer." Bruccoli & Clark I, 173; BAL 7621. Leaves a little toned, occasional small spots, a couple of leaves with uneven fore edge from rough opening, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh IN A LUSTROUS BINDING WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR. Offered here in a beautiful binding from a leading American workshop, this is an especially agreeable copy of Hawthorne's last completed novel, the principal fictive product of the author's European residence from 1853-60, and probably the most brooding, Romantic, and distinctive major work in the Hawthorne canon. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. Our handsome bindings were executed at Bradstreet's, which ranked with Stikeman as one of the leading binderies in turn-of-the-century New York. In his "Historical Essay on the Art of Bookbinding," Henri Pène du Bois notes that "there is a solidity, strength and squareness of workmanship about the books of the Bradstreet bindery which seem to convince that they may be tossed" from the summit of a mountain "without detriment or serious injury." Certainly our volumes are testament to the durability of Bradstreet bindings: after more than 100 years, they show no evidence of wear--not even the sunning that almost universally afflicts spines of green morocco. The autograph material at the front of the book here comes from the period when Hawthorne worked weighing and measuring coal, salt, and other goods at the customs house in Boston from 1839-41. Offered here in a beautiful binding from a leading American workshop, this is an especially agreeable copy of Hawthorne's last completed novel, the principal fictive product of the author's European residence from 1853-60, and probably the most brooding, Romantic, and distinctive major work in the Hawthorne canon. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. Our handsome bindings were executed at Bradstreet's, which ranked with Stikeman as one of the leading binderies in turn-of-the-century New York. In his "Historical Essay on the Art of Bookbinding," Henri Pène du Bois notes that "there is a solidity, strength and squareness of workmanship about the books of the Bradstreet bindery which seem to convince that they may be tossed" from the summit of a mountain "without detriment or serious injury." Certainly our volumes are testament to the durability of Bradstreet bindings: after more than 100 years, they show no evidence of wear--not even the sunning that almost universally afflicts spines of green morocco. The autograph material at the front of the book here comes from the period when Hawthorne worked weighing and measuring coal, salt, and other goods at the customs house in Boston fro

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        The lake regions of Central Africa. A picture of exploration.

      London Longman 1860 - First edition, two volumes, 8vo., xviii, 412; viii, 468 pp., twelve tinted woodcut plates, twenty-two woodcut illustrations in the text, folding tinted map, original red cloth gilt, neat repairs to extremities, a very good set. One of the most important Burton titles, considered by many to be his best piece of writing. Burton travelled with Speke on their second journey together in order to find the Jebel Kumri, or the "Mountains of the Moon." They made a brief examination of Lake Tanganyika, but with failing health they were forced to return to Kazeh to recuperate. Following this, Burton sent Speke off by himself to investigate a large lake. Speke became convinced that this was the source of the Nile; a conclusion disputed by Burton which led to their falling out and, probably, Speke's mysterious death. This work contains Burton's first attack on Speke in print. Penzer pp67-68. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Drawing-SEASCAPE-LIGHTHOUSE-SHIP-NORTH SEA-Koster-ca. 1860

      - Antique drawing, untitled. Atmospheric seascape night scene along the Dutch North Sea coast with lighthouse and ships. Possibly Katwijk. Crayon drawing on wove paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Everhardus Koster'. Everhardus Koster (1817-1892) was a student of B.J. van Hove in the Hague. He is well known for his beach, sea and river views. In style he was in between Romanticism and the Haagse School. Condition: Very good, given age. Edges reinforced on rear. Paper erosion in the top right edge of the image. A small tear in the right edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A300-02 The overall size is ca. 13.4 x 8.9 inch. The image size is ca. 13.4 x 8.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 34 x 22.5 cm. The image size is ca. 34 x 22.5 cm.

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        The Gardener's Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser [Complete Run of Vols. 2-4, 36 Issues, Jan. 1860 - Dec. 1862]

      Philadelphia: C. E. P. Brinckloe & Co. 1860 - A complete run of 36 issues of this seminal periodical "devoted to horticulture, arboriculture, botany & rural affairs" published in Philadelphia beginning in 1859. In the original sewn, printed wrappers; engravings throughout each issue, some chromolithographs. Issues vary from Good+ to Near Fine condition with only one issue having a detached rear wrapper (still present). Varying degrees of chipping, soiling, creasing, and foxing, but many bright and unsullied. "Gardener's Monthly" was "the premier horticultural publication of its time" and lasted for twenty-nine years under the English-born Meehan's (1826-1901) editorship. Rare to find issues this early in the periodical's run, esp. in the original wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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