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        The Weal-Reaf: A Record of the Essex Institute fair, held at Salem, Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, with two supplementary numbers, Sept. 10, 11

      Charles W. Swasey, Salem 1860 - Octavo. Original self-wrappers. A complete file of this short-lived periodical, a total of eight parts, issued during the Essex Institute Fair, including a prospectus which indexes the work. Fine in an older custom cloth chemise and blue quarter morocco slipcase that shows some modest rubbing and wear. Best-known for the appearance of "Letter from Hawthorne" printed in numbers 2 and 3, and later reprinted in 1876 in The Dolliver Romance as "Browne's Folly." A lovely set. BAL 7623. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1860. or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Fifth thousand. Octavo in twelves. Original diagonal-wave-grain green cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown coated endpapers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Folding diagram to face p. 117, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear, dated January 1860. Contemporary ownership inscription of John Cunningham to title page dated January 1860, bookseller's and binder's tickets to the pastedown, some neat pencil annotations to the rear free endpaper verso. Headcap and hinges skilfully repaired, extremities rubbed, light wear to tips, overall a very good, clean copy. Second edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), one of 3,000 copies printed, the issue most commonly met with, bearing 1860 on the title page (a very few copies bear 1859). The second edition "can be recognised immediately by the date, by the words 'fifth thousand', and the correct spelling of 'Linnean' on the title page … The misprint 'speceies' is corrected and the whale-bear story diluted, an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text. The story is not found again in any printing, except in the American editions of 1860, until the end of copyright".

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        Pescatorea. Iconographie des OrchidŽes

      M. Hayez pour Librairie de Charles Muqardt, Brussels 1860 - Volume I (the only one published) Folio c. 440 x 324 mm). full brown morocco, tooled in blind, spine with extra gilt and two gilt lettered black morocco labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. 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]. Spine ends, joints and edges with slight rubbing. Plate No. 1 laid down , colouring and text intact [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bad Hofgastein. Aquarell und Bleistift auf Karton, eigenhändig signiert.

      (Bad Hofgastein, ca. 1860). - Vgl. Thieme-B. XXII, 183. - Karoly Lajos Libay war Reisebegleiter des Grafen Brenner in den österreichischen Alpenländern, Nubien und Ägypten. In der Toskana war er als Vedutenmaler für Erzherzog Johann tätig. Umfangreiche Sammlungen seiner Arbeiten besaßen weiters Erzherzog Johann und Rudolf von Arthaber. Viele seiner beliebten und geschätzten Arbeiten sind Vorzeichnungen für spätere Stahlstiche oder Lithographien. Seit 1851 hatte Libay seinen Sommeraufenthalt in Bad Gastein, diesen nutzte er für zahlreiche Studien in Gastein und dem Gasteinertal. - Trockenstempel (Mme. Pottin - Nantes) im rechten weißen Rand. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Salmon-fishing in Canada by a Resident. (Also on whaling). With illustrations.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, - in-8vo, XIV (half-title - title-page - dedication - introduction - contents) + 350 p. + 1 leaf (publ. adds), (frontispice, title-page vignette, map, and numerous in-text illustrations), some spots here and there, full calf binding, spine richly gilt, orig. spine mounted, edges marbled, orig. marbled free end-papers, in all a very good copy. (Holloway Binder Brighton). First Edition. Contents: What flies are suited for Canada ? - Accounts of angling and camping trips in pursuit of salmon in Canada's New Brunswick region on the Saguenay, Esquemain, Persimits and numerous other streams. Also about Whale fishing in the St. Lawrence and other Whale stories.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Sabin I, 734 (unter Alexander). Erste Ausgabe, selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HAMBURG., "Hamburg vom Alsterufer gesehen". Blick über die Alster mit der Lombardsbrücke auf Kunsthalle, Jacobi- und Petrikirche, Alster Hotel, Börse und Michaelis Kirche.

      Altkol. Lithographie, "Nach der Natur gez. & lith. v. W. Heuer", um 1860, 42 x 84 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVII, S. 3. - Der Lithograph und Zeichner Wilhelm Heuer wurde 1813 in Hamburg geboren, wo er 1890 starb. Er lernte bei den Gebrüdern Suhr, studierte dann in Dresden und Wien. Ab 1842 war er wieder in Hamburg und entwickelte sich zum "bedeutendsten und fruchtbarsten Berufslithographen seiner Zeit. Namentlich seine Blätter, die das Hamburg der 1850er und 60er Jahre schildern sind von den Sammlern begehrt" (Th.-B.). - Geringer Lichtrand im Passepartoutausschnitt. Außerordentliches Kapitalblatt in aufwendiger Rahmung. Hamburg

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        Photograph portrait of Lincoln and his sons Willie and Tad at their home in Springfield, Illinois

      Boston: J. A. Whipple 1860 - Albumen print (13 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2 in.), original printed mount with Whipple imprint and title “Home of Abraham Lincoln,” early erroneous inscription “Original photograph made in 1858 or 1859.” Minor wear and soiling, crease at upper right. Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield. “Lincoln stands on the terrace of the only house he ever owned. He called it his ‘little brown cottage’ and bought it for $1500 in 1844 from the Reverend Charles Dresser, an Episcopal rector who had married the Lincolns in 1842. Here Lincoln’s sons Eddie, Willie, and Tad were born, and here he was living when elected President” (Ostendorf). Lincoln stands with his sons Willie and Tad, who is barely visible behind a post. Lincoln left Springfield for Washington on February 11, 1861. In his farewell address, he told the people of Springfield, “My friends, no one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of the Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.” The photographer, John Adams Whipple (1822-1891) was a pioneering American photographer and inventor who owned a successful photography studio in Boston. “Whipple was instrumental in the development of the glass negative/paper positive process in America” (Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography). Lincoln was chosen as the Republican nominee for the presidency on May 18, 1860. Whipple journeyed to Illinois that summer to photograph the rising political star at his home in Springfield. This rare large-format print bears Whipple’s imprint and address. Large-format photographs of Abraham Lincoln and his family are rare. Ostendorf, Lincoln’s Photographs O-38.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        Gesamtansicht ('Lübeck von Marly aus gesehen').

      - getönte anonyme Lithographie, um 1860, 23,5 x 36,5

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        Cents proverbs. Texte par trois têtes dans un bonnet.

      Paris: Garnier Frères, ca. 1860.(). 4to. 551 pp., illus. Mocha quarter calf, gilt spine label and decorations, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Hand-colored wood-engraved forntispiece, with many hand-colored wood-engraved plates. Brivois 89, Carteret III, 282, Sander 145 u. Vicaire III, 1123. Very good, with minor edge and corner wear.

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        A dictionary of the English language

      Hickling, Swan, and Brewer, Boston 1860 - First edition of Worcester's greatest dictionary, large, thick 4to, pp. lxvii, [1], 1786; text in triple column, illus. in text; a very good, sound copy in publisher's half black morocco, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Contains a catalogue of English dictionaries (1499-1859). Worcester's best dictionary: the 1859 Merriam-Webster was the first American dictionary with illustrations, but credit for the idea goes to Worcester who suffered the fate of industrial sabotage at the hands of his seemingly ubiquitous competitor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 -.

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      London: Paul Jerrard, 1860. no date but 1860. 10 full-page plates, vignettes, title-page and presentation leaf all richly hand-coloured to an exceedingly high standard giving the impression of original illustrations. Text printed in gold and red within decorative borders; patterned end papers. All edges gilt. Original, publisher's lacquered papier-mache boards with simulated wood finish, gilt decoration to the upper board, black calf spine. Binding very good with professional and inconspicuous repair to the spine. Contents clean and tight, the odd very small mark, pages edges lightly toned, endpapers a little tarnished. A very good copy of this scarce and desirable high-Victorian production - particularly rare in the Publisher's binding. [Bibliographic note: The Night Flyers was issued in Paul Jerrard's 'Cream and Gold Present' series intended as a high-occasion gift. 'The plates each depict moths grouped around flowers, grasses, and foliage on which caterpillars can also be seen. Amongst the moths are Death's Head Hawk-moth, Tiger Moths, Red Underwings, Eggars, Puss Moth, Marsh and Ghost Moths and many others. The printing of the plates is very light and, therefore, the bright almost gaudy colouring means that these plates are near to being original watercolour paintings.' D. Dunbar.] . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.

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        The Quarterly Review Vol 108 1860

      John Murray, London 1860 - iv, 614 pages includes the pages 225- 260 the first appearance of Bishop Wilberforce's review of Darwin's origin of Species which is anonymous . It initiated the famous This article lead to the 1860 Oxford University Evolution debate which prominently featured Huxley and Wilberforce. Contents clean and tight with no inscriptions or marks. Bound in contemporary half tan calf with marbled boards.Light rubbing to edges binding tight with no split. A very good copy in the original state. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera autografa firmata dat. Modena 3 Novembre 1860 dello scultore emiliano, indirizzata al nipote. "Vi faccio tenere oggi il gruppo rappresentante Orfeo e Euridice, che mi commissionaste.". Una pagina in-8, su carta azzurrina a righe. Accluso, componimento poetico di Teresa Bernardi n. Cassiani Ingoni nel quale viene celebrato l'esimio plastico modenese in occasione della realizzazione dell'opera scultorea rappresentante San Marco Evangelista per l'insegna alla farmacoteca Maissen l'anno MDCCCLVI. Una pagina in-4 obl., con caratteri in oro ed un ritratto fotografico del Reggianini.


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      No Place (Washington?) ,(N.D.). No Date (1860) 1st edition. No cover, as issued, with simple caption title at top, 8vo, 32 pages. The first Jew to serve in the U. S. Senate who did not renounce his Judaism, and future secretary of State for the Confederacy, Louisiana Senator Benjamin levels both barrels at Senator Stephen A. Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine. An important marker in the dismantling of the National Democratic Party. Signaling Southern repudiation of the Illinois Senator as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Benjamin argues that the South will be satisfied only by guarantees for the protection of slavery-- regardless of popular feeling-- in the Territories. In the course of arraigning Douglas, Benjamin discusses in some detail the former's debates with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest two years earlier (the famous the "Lincoln-Douglas Debates") . Sabin; 4701. SUBJECT(S) : Campaign literature -- United States. Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1860. Campaign literature. Politics and government Presidents -- Election. Slavery -- Extension to the territories. Though several editions of the speech were published, this is the longest (32 pages) and scarcest edition, with only 15 copies listed in OCLC/Worldcat. Tiny notches in spine from earlier binding, Good+ Condition. (kh-5-59)

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        KONSTANZ. "Constanz von Osten". Ansicht aus der Gegend der Rosenau, am Ufer zwei Fischer.

      - Lithographie mit zwei Tonplatten von J. Jacottet nach Fr. Würthle bei Fr. Pecht, um 1860, 16 x 27 cm. Schefold 28757. - Seltene Gesamtansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        Velká abeceda pro malé dítky [The big alphabet for little children]

      Jindřichuv Hradec: Tiskem a nákladem A. Landfrasa a Syna, 1860. Small quarto (18 × 10.8 cm). Original brown lithographed wrappers, with illustrations to front and back, with folded gatherings loosely inserted, still uncut and unopened; 16, [32] pp. With thirty color lithograph plates. A very good copy. Rare Czech alphabet book for little children, with thirty lithographed plates featuring a letter of the alphabet, printed in blue and red in various typefaces, accompanied by an illustration and captions in Czech and German. While the Czech alphabet uses forty-two distinct letters, these include various modifications of the twenty-six Latin letters using diacritical marks. The present alphabet book only includes five letters with diacritics, and skips the relatively infrequently used "W" altogether. The printed section lists sample syllables and longer sentences for basic reading and recitation practice, an overview of the ABC and a multiplication table. One of the earliest Czech alphabet books, published in the South Bohemian province by the publisher Alois Landfras, an important figure in Czech publishing during the period of national awakening. According to the Czech National Library catalog, the book was published between 1860 and 1864. KVK, OCLC show copies at the British Library, Indiana, Princeton, as well as Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.

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        "Views of Calcutta"

      [Calcutta], 1860. 33 original photographs measuring 4-3/8 x 6-3/8 in. Laid down and captioned in ms. ink. Images a little faded, a couple foxed. Oblong 8vo. Half crimson morocco album, spine perished and handsomely taped over, album scuffed and worn. 33 original photographs measuring 4-3/8 x 6-3/8 in. Laid down and captioned in ms. ink. Images a little faded, a couple foxed. Oblong 8vo. A very good set of early photographs of Calcutta and its environs. This increasingly intimate album provides a vivid sense of life in mid-century Calcutta.Commencing with architectural shots, we see the governor's palace, the Near Market, Post Office and St Paul's Cathedral. Following that is a lively series of images capturing Bentinck Street, Chilpore Road, several of the B.Y. Docks, and another group of views near Khaligat and Barnatore. Of greater interest still is the final group of portraits that shows beggars, palki bearers, a barber and concludes with a group shot of Rohillas.

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        Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres § Supplément, contenant 1⁰ Un complément du Dictionnaire bibliographique, de M. J.-Ch. Brunet... 2⁰ La table raisonnée des articles au nombre d'environ 10,000, décrits au présent supplément. Par MM. P.[ierre] Deschamps et G.[ustave] Brunet

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot, 1860-1880. Eight volumes (25 cm), I (1860): (6) xlvi (2) pp., 1902 cols., illustrations. II (1861): (4) pp., 1848 cols., illustrations. III (1862): (4) pp., 1984 cols., illustrations. IV (1863): (4) pp., 1476 cols., (2) pp., illustrations. V (1864): (4) pp., 1800 cols., illustrations. VI (1865): (4) pp., lxii cols., 1878 cols. Supplément, vol. I (1878): xv (1) pp., 1138 cols. Supplément, vol. II (1880): (4) pp., 1226 cols. Six volumes bound uniformly in olive-green quarter-morocco, the two volumes of the Supplément bound to match. - The fifth (last) edition, "entièrement refondue et augmentée d'un tiers par l'auteur", together with the Supplément compiled by Pierre Deschamps (1821-1906) and Pierre-Gustave Brunet (1805-1896). This copy of the ordinary issue on wove vélin (also issued on grand papier vergé, dit de Hollande); cf. Roger E. Stoddard, Jacques-Charles Brunet, le grand bibliographe: a guide to the books he wrote, compiled, and edited, and to the book-auction catalogues he expertised (London: Quaritch, 2007), pp.40-46 no. 13. ¶ E.P. Goldschmidt's copy, with his exlibris designed by Erwin Lang (1886-1962) of Vienna in each volume. One headcap torn; otherwise in excellent state of preservation. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres § Supplément, contenant 1⁰ Un complément du Dictionnaire bibliographique, de M. J.-Ch. Brunet... 2⁰ La table raisonnée des articles au nombre d'environ 10,000, décrits au présent supplément. Par MM. P.[ierre] Deschamps et G.[ustave] Brunet;Six volumes (25 cm), I (1860): (6) xlvi (2) pp., 1902 cols., illustrations. II (1861): (4) pp., 1848 cols., illustrations. III (1862): (4) pp., 1984 cols., illustrations. IV (1863): (4) pp., 1476 cols., (2) pp., illustrations. V (1864): (4) pp., 1800 cols., illustrations. VI (1865): (4) pp., lxii cols., 1878 cols. Six volumes bound uniformly in olive-green quarter-morocco. ¶ E.P. Goldschmidt's copy, with his exlibris in each volume. Excellent state of preservation.Manuel du Libraire et de l'amateur de livres. Supplément... par MM. P. Deschamps et G. Brunet;Two volumes (25 cm), I (1878): xv (1) pp., 1138 cols. II (1880): (4) pp., 1226 cols. Two volumes bound uniformly in olive-green quarter-morocco. ¶ E.P. Goldschmidt's copy, with his exlibris in each volume. Excellent state of preservation.

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        Travels in Morocco . Edited by his widow.

      London Skeet 1860 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., [xxvi], 301; vi, 319pp., 2 frontispieces, 2 engraved title vignettes, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tree calf gilt, black and tan morocco labels, neat repairs to upper joints, a fine set. Scarce. Although the final work of Richardson's to be published, the present work is in fact the record of his first journey of 1843 in which he attempted to persuade the Sultan to Morocco to abandon the practice of slavery. Includes a chapter on the Jews of Morocco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 Schools and Universities on the Continent 1868, Higher Schools and Universities in Germany 1874, and in A French Eton, to which is added Schools and Universities in France 1892. Arnold was an inspector of schools from 1851 to 1886. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oration Delivered Before the City Authorities of Boston : On the Fourth of July, 1860

      Boston : G.C. Rand & Avery, City printers 1860 - Inscribed to Albert S. Brigham by Edward Everett on FFEP. Bound in publishers black cloth. Spine rebacked in modern black cloth. Gilt spine. Good binding and cover. Rehinged and rejointed. Spotting to boards. Slight toning. SABIN 23271 Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours?????immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cossack Tales, . Translated from the original Russian by George Tolstoy.

      James Blackwood. [1860] - Half title, front. & 3 plates, 10pp ads; damp staining in prelims, last leaf of ads torn in corner with some loss. Orig. purple horizontally-ribbed cloth, front board blocked with floral design in gilt, spine dec. & lettered in gilt; rubbed, spine a little worn at head & tail. ?Eliot Bank School Library 567? on title. A sound copy. Contains The Night of Christmas Eve (Noch? pered Razhdestvom, 1832) and Tarass Boolba, (Taras Bul?ba, 1835). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. This is the illustrated version, with frontispiece & three plates. Line: Gogol 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Weissembourg 1860 - Litografia di F. C. Wentzel. Coloritura d'epoca, su stampa a colori, 244x370.Veduta prospettica della citt? e delle isole principali, esclusa la Giudecca, arricchita con numerose imbarcazioni. Buon esemplare, piccolo strappo al margine superiore destro che non lede la stampa, qualche piccola macchia. vedutistica.

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        Coleccion de bailes de sala, y método para aprenderlos sin ausilio de maestro, dedicada a la juventud Mexicana por Domingo Ibarra. Contiene las reglas generales del baile, conocimiento y método para ejecutar los pasos de que se componen los bailes mas generalizados, acompañándose para la mejor comprension de ellos seis láminas con diversas figuras litografiadas....

      Mexico City: Tipograpfía de Nabor Chavez, 1860. First edition. 8vo, 21.5 x 14.5 cm, pp [2], [1-5] 6-74, [2], [34 (11 pieces of music)] and 6 hand-colored lithograph plates. First edition of the first Mexican dance instruction book. The origen of this work is treated in four letters included in the prefatory material, dating from 1858. In these letters it is stated that the purpose of the book was to entice the youth of Mexico away form such activities such as gambling, into the more wholesome activity of dancing, and mentions that there was no dance instruction book available for them: it is to that lack that Sr. Ibarra has composed his book. After a brief introduction, he quickly goes over the basic dancing steps. He then discusses dances meant for two persons (El Wals, La Polka, El Scotish, etc.), noting with some satisfaction that he and Eduardo Gavira invented the dance called “La Camelina.” The discussion then proceeds to dances performed by four or more pairs (Mazurca de Tertulia, Cuadrillas Francesas, etc.) and concludes with a section on historical quadrilles, all of which fall under the major title of “La Guerra de Rusia,” referring to Napoleon's invasion of same. The book concludes with the six plates, to which the text is keyed, and the eleven pieces of piano-forte music, the longest one of which also concerns the Russian War. Of the six plates, the first two demonstrate dance steps; plate 3 shows Le Wals; 4 shows contradanza (square dancing); 5 shows danza habanera (Habana-style); and 6 shows polka. Significantly all the pieces of music in it are new and by Mexican composers. The pieces entitled “La Camelina” and “Polka Camelina,” both inspired by Dumas fils' La Dame aux camélias. Ibarra also gives the history of each dance and when it was introduced into Mexico. Dancing was frowned upon by the Church, which explains perhaps the late appearance of this, the first book on dance in Mexico. It was not till Maximilian and the French invasion that the country opened up to dance and theater. Little is known about Ibarra. Very rare: one copy on OCLC, in the Biblioteca Nacional of Mexico, and only one of the second, in the same library; only 1 copy at auction on record, viz. this one. Original black half sheep over decorative cloth blind stamped on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered and decorated, original blue and brown marbled endpapers. Small snag in spine (no loss), lightly rubbed, fore edges of upper board moderately eroded, lower fore edge chipped, corners bumped. Some leaves lightly browned, but otherwise interior, including plates, is fine. An excellent, complete copy of a significant book.

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        FERRARA -"Il Castello di Ferrara" disegno a matita di Giuseppe Chittò pittore ferrarese, allievo di Giuseppe Coen, vedutista. La perfezione del disegno anche nei particolari e nei personaggi in primo piano, fa ritenere questo un bellissimo disegno preparatorio per un dipinto o per una incisione.

      1860. F. 28 x 19. Chittò Giuseppe (Ferrara, 1817 - 1900)Databile

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        El pájaro verde que habla lo suyo y lo ageno. Quisi-cosa satirica, humoristica, burlesca y entrometida. 1860-61

      - Imprenta de la publicidad, de Antonio Flotats. Año 1º Del número 1 al 13 de 1860, 208 páginas. Calendario 1861 y año 2º del número 1 al 8 1861, 128 páginas. Exlibris del antiguo propietario. Manchas de humedad. Encuadernado en media piel con nervios, cubiertas rozadas. 24x16 cm. Ref: 2966 [LS/015117-2966]

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        Constantinople street scene. Watercolour on sturdy paper, signed.

      No place, [ca 1860]. - 161 x 218 mm. A street merchant with a lady client and a child, showing the Hagia Sophia in the background. Pinel de Grandchamp, a student of Dubois and Picot, is counted among the foremost oriental painters of the 19th century. - Mounted on backing cardboard (old edge flaws). Thieme/Becker XXVII, 56. Bénézit VIII, 344.

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        The Sources of the Nile

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

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        NOTES ON NURSING: What It Is, and What It Is Not. by Florence Nightingale. with some account of her life

      William Carter, Boston 1860 - VG book. NEAR FINE internally, including pastedowns & eps. Gilt author/title on upper cover with & gilt Crimea award at center. All edges gilt. Covers in a rich brown, all upper cover gilt very bright. Yellow pastedowns & eps. Frontis a tissue guarded plate of Nightingale. Neatly & clearly inked at title page top: "Mrs Bessie Bell Barden December 1862". Internally FINE BUT about every fifth leaf with a single spot of foxing. Covers would also be FINE but for worn extrems and a single 1/4" chip out of center spine. BUT the wear on the spine ends is down to the text block. For photos look for this entry on ABEBOOKS. VG book. Cover edges with floral design in blind, with two rules [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enseignement par le Yeux. Nouvelles Images. A l`Usage des Salles d`Asile et des Ecoles élémentaires, d`Histoires et de Lecons Explikatives: Animaux. 1. Série: 10 Sujets (um 1860).

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, o. J. (um 1860). Blaue Original-Mappe im Format 53 x 38 cm mit ganzflächiger Illustration des Vorderdeckels. Mit 10 farbigen Original-Tier-Lithographien im Format 50 x 37 cm (vollständig enthalten). Bildmappe mit 10 farbigen Original-Lithographien. Es handelt sich um den ersten Teil einer fünfteiligen Serie zum Motiv \"Tiere\", die wiederum Teil einer Serie zu unterschiedlichen Bildmotiven ist. Neben der Serie \"Animaux\" sind Bildmappen zu folgenden Themen erschienen: Culture et Emploi du Blé - Histoire de la Sainte Vierge - Histoire Sainte - Histoire de N.-S. Jésus-Christ. Die originellen Mappen sind heute extrem selten und antiquarisch kaum erhältlich. Die hier angebotene Mappe mit folgenden Tiermotiven: Singe (Affe) - Ours (Bär) - Blaireau (Dachs) - Loutre (Fischotter) - Lion (Löwe) - Tigre (Tiger) - Chat (Katze) - Hyène (Hyäne) - Loup et Renard (Wolf und Fuchs) - Chien (Hund). Lithographien in sehr gutem, sauberem Zustand, allenfalls Ränder partiell minimal fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Mappe mit geringfügigen Randläsionen, sonst ebenfalls gut erhalten. Gutes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen und originellen Illustrationsmappe zur Tierwelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Tier-Enzyklopädien). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tiere Tierdarstellungen Tierleben Lithographie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Photo Album]: British Spiritualists

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

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

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

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        Poésies inédites

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Historic Views of Aden - Port Said - Suez Canal

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

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        Salmon-Fishing in Canada: By a Resident

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

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