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        Nouvelle Carte Illustree de L'amerique Du Nord Indiquant Les Grandes Divisions Physiques, la Distribution Geographique Des Vegetaux et Mineraux

      Paris: Alexandre Vuillemin 1860. (Map) Very good. Decorative large format map of North America, including 16 decorative side panel vignettes showing indigenous scenes in America, flora, and fauna. Outlines in colour. Scarce. 33" X 24". The map shows Russian America, Utah and New Mexico extending to the Rocky Mountains, and massive Oregon, Northwest and Indian Territories. Interesting notes on early discoveries, including a reference to Alvaro Nunez in Texas in 1528, Cabrillo discovery of the Paific in 1548, Francis Drake, Lewis and Clark, Edwin James, etc. Early rail roads, forts, canals, military reserves, Indian Lands, ports of commerce and other details noted. One of the most decorative large format maps of North America from the period. Finely engraved by Gerin and illustrated by A. Testard..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES - HABITI ANTICHI ET MODERNI DI TUTTO IL MONDO DI C. V. précédés d'un essai sur la gravure sur bois par M. Amb. Firmin Didot.

      Firmin Didot Frères Fils & C,, Parigi, 1860 - Due volumi, il primo legato in mezza pelle, titolo al dorso a cinque nervi, il secondo in tela editoriale impressa, titolo al piatto ed al dorso (entrambe le legature con mende), sguardie, occhiello, frontespizi racchiusi in cornice riccamente illustrata, prefazione per un totale di 9 pp. , 513 tavole complessive complete di descrizione a tergo in volgare e francese, 18 - 19 pp. di indice. Splendida opera che illustra e descrive più di cinquecento costumi di diversi luoghi e diversi periodi storici, accompagnati da notizie e curiosità sull'argomento. Magnifiche le incisioni silografiche a piena pagina racchiuse ognuna, come pure le descrizioni, in una cornice finemente incisa. L'opera, rara ed importante, si presenta in ottimo stato fatte salve le mende alle legature, con qualche arrossatura dovuta al tipo di carta. Davvero notevole.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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      Des Moines. 1860.. 15pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. One of the rarest and most important documents regarding the John Brown Conspiracy. Coppic fled to Iowa after riding with John Brown at Harper's Ferry on October 16, 1859. One month after his arrival in Iowa, where he was met with sympathy, Coppic was discovered by an agent of Virginia and charged as a fugitive from justice. Governor Kirkwood refused to comply with the demand to turn over Coppic, alleging insufficient evidence, but was forced to surrender him upon the second demand, but Coppic had disappeared. In this message Kirkwood defends his course of action, denies Letcher's "insinuations of my sympathy with the crimes lately committed in Virginia," and accuses him of trying to increase sectional prejudice and of supporting those who seek "to destroy the Union if they cannot control it."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Mr. Briggs & His Doings

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. - Scarce LeechHis Most Popular CharacterLEECH, John. Mr. Briggs & His Doings. Fishing. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. First edition. Oblong folio (12 1/2 x 18 in; 318 x 457 mm). Twelve hand-colored lithograph plates heightened with gum arabic, mounted on artist board. Descriptive text with imprint at foot of each plate. Plates 8 and 9 are unsigned; plates 2 and 3 are signed "J Leech;" plates 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 12 are signed "JL;" and the two illustrations on plate 11 are signed "L".Loose as issued, with the original brown paper pictorial upper wrapper. Wrapper a little worn and with a few marginal tears at edges otherwise an excellent copy. Housed in a half crimson morocco clamshell case."Of the two or three personalities created by Leech, none was more widely known or better loved than Mr. Briggs. Spielman says of him that his creation 'is sufficient to render the year 1849 memorable to the annals of the Land.' It was in this year that he made his first appearance in 'Punch.' Many of his adventures are said to have been founded on Leech's own visits to Sir John Millais whose favorite shooting and fishing grounds are reproduced in a great number of the drawings" (Field)."And yet, with all his modesty and reserve, so great was his talent and appeal that from the moment of his first appearance as an illustrator in 'Bentley's Miscellany', as a cartoonist in 'Punch', and as a caricaturist of the 'Mulready Envelope'.there was not an artist in England whose work was so well known or who was so popular as John Leech" (Field)."Messrs. Bradbury and Evans have much pleasure in introducing to the Public these Prints, which have been enlarged from Mr. John Leech's Original Drawings in 'Punch,' by a new and most ingenious process lately brought in operation by the Electro-Block Printing Company" (inner front wrapper)The Plates:I. Mr. Briggs Contemplates a Day's Fishing.II. Mr. Briggs Manages His Punt Himself.III. Mr. Briggs Tries For a Perch.IV. Mr. Briggs Catches a Jack.V. Mr. Briggs Catches and Eel.VI and VII. Mr. Briggs Goes Out Fly-Fishing.VIII to XII. Mr. Briggs Goes Salmon Fishing."Price 10. 6d. in a wrapper. Any Print may be had separately, price 1s." (inside wrapper)Field, p. 211. Tooley 299. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      San Francisco: Published by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 1860.. 24pp., printed in double columns. Advertisements on wrappers. Original printed yellow wrappers. Wrappers soiled and worn around the edges, spine mostly perished. Final two numbers in printed date effaced from the titlepage, else clean internally. Very good. The earliest tract on Nevada, issued before the territory was officially established, and a legendary rarity. Henry DeGroot was a journalist with the NEW YORK TRIBUNE when he was sent to report on the California gold discoveries in 1848. A dozen years later he produced the present work, which gives a very valuable description of Nevada before the Comstock boom of 1861. Included are sections on climate, soil, inhabitants, grass, timber, water, minerals, Mono Lake, Carson Cañon, Walker River, Eagle Valley, Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River valley, and more. A final section at the end gives distance tables of several routes from California to Nevada. "DeGroot's is the first published work on the months-old Virginia City mines of then western Utah Territory, in the land of 'Washoe.' This booklet covers especially the natural features and resources of the area east of the Sierra. The author gives more attention to older gold districts in the Mono Lake and Honey Lake regions and the farm valleys of present western Nevada than to the newly-found mines in the titles." Paher mentions that "an extremely important map accompanies this report." That map was actually published separately by Hutchings & Rosenfeld, and an advertisement for the map is found on the inner rear wrapper where it is announced as "just published." The wrappers also contain advertisements for other San Francisco businesses. Not in the Graff, Norris, Holliday, Plath, or Bauer collections, nor in Sabin. The last copy for sale that we are aware of is the Streeter copy, which was bought by Howell for $600 in 1968. Rare and a highly significant Nevada item. HOWES D220, "b." PAHER 461. STREETER SALE 2316. COWAN (1914 ed.), p.64. WAGNER-CAMP 354a. GREENWOOD 1251. EBERSTADT 114:279. JONES, ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA 1424 & II:285.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Comprehensive Bible

      London - Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome edition of the King Jamesbible, containing colourful maps of areas mentioned in the bible. A General Introduction, containing disquisitions on the genuineness, authenticity, and inspiration of the holy scriptures, -the various divisions and marks of distinction in the sacred writings, -ancient versions, -coins, weights and measures, -the various sects among the views: Introductory and concluding remarks to each book. With a family register containing the birth, marriage and death datesof members of the May family of Notting Hill, London. With an elegant copperplate inscription to front blank, Frank and Mary I. J. May, Presented on their marriage 14th January 1860 by Uncle Tom Boyd, Liverpool. 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house'. Condition: In a blind-stamped morocco binding. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping to extremities. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 1.-3. række i 10 hefter. (Det udkome).

      Første række 1-2 i senere oplag, resten i orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1860-72. Første række indbundet i orig. blåt nissebind, resten indbundet i ét samtidigt blåt hellærredsbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen samt blindtrykte dekorationer på permer. Enkelte blade i 2. række, 2. samling med plet.. Medindbundet det nye titelblad samt det nye fællesindholdsfortegnelse til første række, trykt 1860.BFN 767-72, 774-76, 782-87, 794-98, 817-23, 828-31, 890-95, 910-14, 1017-18, 1023-27

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain

      London - The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful illustrated collection of portraits with biographical and historical memoirs by Edmund Lodge. With 240 plates of black and white engravings with decorative borders, engraved reproductions from pictures in the private collections and public galleries. Fivevolumes bound in three, complete. Encompassing numerous illustrious and historical figures from Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII and many of their contemporaries to Oliver Cromwell, Charles II and culminating in more recent times with Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Sir Edmund Lodge, KH (1756 - 1839), herald, was a long-serving English officer of arms, a writer on heraldic subjects, and a painstaking supplier of short, accurate biographies. Lodge wrote Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth and James I. He also wrote Life of Sir Julius Caesar. His most important work on heraldry was The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage. Lodgecontributed the literary matter to Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, an elaborate work of which a popular edition is included in Bohn's Illustrated Library. Engravings produced by John Tallis and Company, London and New York, and The London Printing and Publishing Company. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities with slight rubbing and the odd mark to boards. Rear joint cracked with backstrip starting to lift to first volume, joints stating tosecond volume, front joint starting to third volume. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with slight age toning to some pages and with the odd spot,mark and tidemarks to some pages, predominantly plates. With previous owner's initialled ink stamp to recto to rear free endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Conway in the Stereoscope

      London: Lovell Reeve, 1860 In red cloth binding decorated with gilt text and tooling to top cover and gilt tooling to lowers cover, bevelled edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine has title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, red endpapers, Notice tipped into ffep, ink name to half title, tissue guarded frontis, (x), 187 pp, (16), 20 stereographs (B&W photo's) all showing the river Conway in North Wales and the areas around it, printed by John Edward Taylor of Little Queen St, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Uncommon. (COPAC. Allibone 453) James Bridge Davidson, a lawyer. see ODNB.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Conway in the Stereoscope, Roger Fenton, James Bridge Davidson, 1860

      [ Fenton ], Davidson, James Bridge : The Conway in the Stereoscope, Illustrated By Roger Fenton, With Notes, Descriptive and Historical by James Bridge Davidson. Lovell Reeve, London, 1860. 8vo (size approx 200mm x 130mm), original gilt embossed red cloth bevelled covers, all edges gilt. Bookplate of Thomas Kynnesley. Pp x, 187, 16pp adverts. With 20 mounted albumen stereograph pairs of photographs by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) taken in 1857 during a tour of North Wales. Near-fine condition, almost un-opened, the photographs have a good tonal range, original tissue guards. A rare and unusual item by one of the masters of early photography.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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      Fortunato Perelli,, Milano, 1860 - Due volumi in 8° grande legati in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi a riquadri, sguardie, occhielli, frontespizi, XIV, 511, 511 pp. Eccellente quanto importante ed interessante fatica del Tommaseo, qui nell'edizione superbamente ampliata e completata rispetto alla prima del 1840 in un solo volume e quindi in parte edizione originale. Qualche foglio brunito (massime i frontespizi, per il restante in più che bello stato. Notevolmente poco comune.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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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). - 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) – Hy?ne (Hyäne) – Loup et Renard (Wolf und Fuchs) – Chien (Hund). de 1500 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). 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).

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        Wolfingham; or, the Convict-Settler of Jervis Bay: A Tale of the Church in Australia (Historical Tales, No. xx)

      John Henry and James Parker, [1860], London - 112p., 4p. adverts. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and decorations on spine, frontispiece. Light edge-wear to extremities, light bubbling to small portion of rear board. A close to very good copy of the first issue. A later issue with the publisher recorded as James Parker has passed through our hands. Miller/Macartney, p497 noting that it is doubtful whether the author is Australian. A very rare short novel of Australian life. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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        Manuel des constructions rurales. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, Agricole, n.d. (ca. 1860) - Octavo. Pp. 472. With over 180 engraved illustrations to the text, one folding. Tables. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, cracked inner hinge, decorative spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, cloth ribbon marker. In fine condition. Excellent copy. - - Second edition. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Le Magasin des Enfants entretiens et Contes Choisis, Extraits de l'ouvrage de Madam Leprince de Beaumont. Illustrees par Pauquet

      Paris: Amedee Bedelet, [n.d., ca. 1860] Original pictorial boards, lightly soiled. . Twelvemo. Hand-colored frontispiece and eight hand-coloured plates, one loose with lower blank margin slightly soiled. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. One plate loose, with lower blank margin slightly soiled. A good, clean copy E.M. Forster's copy, with his bookplate "This book belongs to E.M. Forster." Forster has written on the front fly-leaf in ink: "In my mother's room. West Hackhurst. 1946." E.M. Forster spent forty years of his adult life living at his mother's house at West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer. During the years 1925 to 1945, he lived with his mother, Alice Clare (Lily) in a house designed by his father, the architect "Eddie" Morgan, and previously occupied by his grandmother, Laura. Forster had to leave his home at West Hackhurst upon his mother's death in 1945, as the landlord refused to renew the lease.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      New York: D. Appleton, 1860.. [3] preliminary leaves, thirty-one photo- lithographic plates (most with two tints), twenty-one floor plans. Oblong folio. Original gilt-lettered cloth, rebacked in three-quarter calf. New endsheets. Minute wear to extremities. First two leaves creased, titlepage creased with vertical repair through center, occasional marginal tears. Minute foxing, primarily on architectural plans, as usual. Save for the slightly stained image of H.L. Atherton's manse, the photo-lithographs remain clean and bright. Very good. In a cloth case, leather label. This book is the first large-scale use of photo-lithography in the United States, a medium which did not come into general use for another two decades. Its views are based on photographs made by A.A. Turner of large homes along the Hudson from upper Manhattan Island to Dobbs Ferry, mainly summer or pleasure homes of wealthy New Yorkers, and often exhibiting extravagant or playful architecture. The villas are remarkably lavish and some show considerable whimsy. Turner took the pictures in 1858 and 1859, and this lavish work appeared on the eve of the Civil War. All of the views have at least one additional color, and most have two (either brown or green, or both) applied by stencil, with the picture inside a gilt printed border. The images have a slightly surreal quality which adds to the appeal of this remarkable book. HITCHCOCK 1275. TRUTHFUL LENS 173. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 62.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Villas on the Hudson. A Collection of Photo-lithographs of Thirty-one Country Residences

      New York: D. Appleton, 1860. Oblong folio. Three preliminary leaves, 31 photo-lithographic plates (most with two tints), 21 floor plans. Contemporary green pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked preserving original cloth backstrip. A few very light fox marks, the plates unblemished. An attractive, near fine copy. Modern green cloth box, dark green morocco lettering piece. The first large-scale use of photo- lithography in the United States. The views are based on photographs made by A.A. Turner of large homes along the Hudson from upper Manhattan Island to Dobbs Ferry, mainly summer or pleasure homes of wealthy New Yorkers, and often exhibiting extravagant or playful architecture. The villas are remarkably lavish and some show considerable whimsy. Turner took the pictures in 1858 and 1859, and this lavish work appeared on the eve of the Civil War. All of the views have at least one additional color, and most two (either brown or green, or both) applied by stencil, with the picture inside a gilt printed border. The images have a slightly surreal quality which adds to the appeal of this remarkable book. Hitchcock 1275; Truthful Lens 173; Reese, Stamped With a National Character, 62.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Gallery of Scripture Engravings, Historical and Landscape, with Descriptions, Historical, Geographical, and Pictorial - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      [London] : Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son & Co. The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-Le-Grand, London, [Ca. 1860?], 1846. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 3 v. : ca. 200 plates ; 28cm. Subject: Bible - Illustrations. Engraving - 19th century. Finely bound all in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labela. Minor, generalized wear and toning to the spine bands and panel edges. Scans and additional detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1860. First published edition, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark blue criss-cross grain cloth boards re-backed in blue linen w/gilt ruling & title to spine, new head-bands & buff ep.s, a.e. untrimmed, [i-x], [1] 2-217 [218] pp. w/3-line Errata leaf to rear. Swinburne's 1st book, printed in 250 copies & ready for issue by late Oct. 1860. However, Swinburne reconsidered & asked Pickering to alter the title, & the book was finally issued in Jan. 1861 (ECB). This 1st trade edition retains the original half-title reading "The Queen Mother and Rosamond," adds title leaves before the 2 sections, & the Errata are reduced to 3 as indicated by the leaf at the rear. Pickering's edition can be determined by its blue cloth binding, while Moxon's is in green cloth. This is one of the very few copies that were sold before Moxon acquired the remaining sheets in 1865. Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London. Binding Very Good (corner tips sl. bumped & worn); contents Very Good (3 short closed tears to half-title, 2 of which are mended w/archival tape).

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        Castle Richmond. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1860., 1860. First Edition, Second Issue, with adverts dated 'May 1860'. 3 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's embossed purple cloth with gilt titles to spines. Recased. Foxing to verso of f.f.e.p; generally clean, occsional odd mark; binding and corners rubbed and bumped. Neat ownership to title pages. Half titles present. Very good indeed. Held in a protective marbled paper covered slipcase.

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        The Colored Fruit Book: For use of Nurseymen

      Rochester, N.Y.: D.M. Dewey, 1860. 4to., (11 2/8 x 9 inches). 64 chromolithographed and stencilled plates (many plates with expert repairs to verso and mounted on guards, some plates quite thumbed). Contemporary half black morocco, gilt, red morocco lettering-piece on the front cover, rebacked preserving the original spine, extremities worn). Provenance: with "H.H. Washburn" [?travelling seedsman] gilt stamped on the front cover; early pencilled ownership inscription on front free endpaper, and title-page. A travelling seedsman's custom-made sample catalogue assembled from stock plates, including examples produced by Dewey, but also plates lithographed for him by Kellogg of Rochester. "As Rochester's gardening flourished a local bookseller with an interest in the subject, D.M. Dewey, began to collect and publish coloured plates of fruit, flowers, shrubs, and fruit-bearing or purely ornamental trees. Selections of these plates sold by Dewey and others from the 1850s to the last decade of the century were usually bound into pocket-sized books about ten by six inches with stout leather covers, often stamped with the name of the nursery or the salesman offering the plants portrayed within. Dewey also recognised the wider appeal of the coloured plates described by Charles van Ravenswaay as 'an innovation in American popular art' ("A Nineteenth-Century Garden", 1977, page 20...). Their polychromic attractions were extended to a larger audience in small selections from a larger-sized series presented in decorative bindings, ... the earliest plates were simple watercolours, but later, as the demand grew, the technique of theorem paintings coloured with the help of stencils was used to multiply the number of copies as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Later still engraved or lithographed outlines were coloured by hand, and finally chromolithographs printed in colour began to replace more laborious procedures, though some of these were finished by hand too. Most of these processes involved the labour of teams of artists and colourists, one or two of whom went on to establish themselves as rivals to Dewey, though none achieved the same success" (Oak Spring Pomona 64). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        A Pop-Gun Fired Off By George Cruikshank, In Defence Of The British Volunteers Of 1803, Against The Uncivil Attack Upon That Body by General W. Napier; To Which Are Added Some Observations Upon Our National `Defences, Self-Defence, Etc. Etc. Etc. [BOUND WITH] A Discovery Concerning Ghosts; With A Rap At The "Spirit-Rappers

      London: W. Kent (Late D. Bogue) & Frederick Arnold, 1860 & 1863. First editions. Hardcover. Three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 44 & 48 pages respectively. 25 x 16 cm. Both volumes illustrated: eight and nine woodcuts respectively. The first title "Pop-Gun," a signed presentation copy [in his florid hand, ending with an inimitable curlicue dripping from the last letter of his name] to J. F. Streatfield, Esq. [John Fremlyn Streatfield] "with the best regards, Feb. 20th 1860: " With armorial bookplate of latter on front pastedown. Napier's publication, HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR: "the excitement which followed the appearance of each volume is proved by the innumerable pamphlets issued by those who believe themselves to be attacked:" in this instance Cruikshank defends the British Volunteers. In the second title Cruikshank takes dead aim: "Questionable! --ay; so very questionable, in my opinion, is the fact of their coming at all, that I am now going to question whether they ever did, or can come." COHN 186. [Pop-Gun] With the "cut on p. 38, omitted in subsequent issues." COHN 209. Original blue wrappers bound-in, without rear wrapper of first title. interior contents fresh and clean.

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        Chapman's New Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee: S. Chapman; New York: McKenzie & Simmons; Chicago: Bamford & Baldwin, 1860 [Engraved and printed by L. Lipman, Practical Lithography, Milwaukee]. Folding pocket map, printed on two sheets joined, full period hand coloring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. (Inked stamp on verso, short repaired tear). 33 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches. Scarce issue of Chapman's sectional map of Wisconsin depicting the entire state. First issued in 1853, with successive editions in 1855 and 1856, Chapman's pocket map of Wisconsin depicted the southern half of the state, the area surveyed at the time of the map's publication. In 1857, Chapman first issued a map depicting the entire state; i.e. using the lower half of his map from 1853 and attaching a second sheet depicting the upper half. New surveys, particularly in the northwest part of the territory, prompted this 1860 issue, with substantive changes to counties, railroads, etc. The addition of New York and Chicago publishers suggest that Chapman attempted to market this map to a wider audience. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 1077 (1853 issue).

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        Mapa Geográfico De la mayor parte de la América Meridional que contiene Los Paises por donde debe trazarse La Línea Divisoria que divida los Dominios de España Y Portugal construido en virtud de Real Órden por el Teniente General Dn. Francisco Requena en el ano de 1796

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Don Francisco Requena y Herrera bei F. Bourquin, Philadelphia um 1860. 125x96 cm. In 16 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen. - Tooley 1 S. 535 - Großformatige Karte Südamerikas zwischen dem Delta des Orinoco, Rio de la Plata, Santiago und Esmeraldas / Ecuador. Die Landmasse mit leichtem Flächenkolorit, farbig eingezeichnet ist die Demarkationslinie zwischen spanischen und portugisischen Besitzungen. Unten links ausführlicher Text mit Anmerkungen zur Karte und zur Demarkationslinie mit Auflistung noch umstrittener Punkte der Grenzziehung. Der spanische General, Militär-Ingenieur, Geograph und Kartograph Francesco Requena y Herrera erbaute in Südamerika einige Festungen und öffentliche Gebäude. An der 4. Grenzziehung zwischen Spanien und Portugal in Südamerika war er durch seine Vermessungen für die spanische Seite maßgeblich beteiligt. Die auf der Grundlage seiner Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts durchgeführten Entdeckungsreisen entstandene Karte erschien erstmalig um 1860 bei Bourquin in Philadelphia im Druck.13 Segmente der Karte mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern, 2 Segmente rückseitig als Deckel für die zusammengefaltete Karte durch violettfarbenen Karton verstärkt und das Kartensegment mit dem Titel rechts mit leichter Bräunung.Bedeutendes und für die Geschichte Südamerikas interessantes Zeitdokument, nur ganz wenige Exemplare können in Sammlungen oder im Handel nachgewiesen werden.

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        Pincez-moi a la campagne!!

      n.d. [c.1860]. first edition. Pinch Me, I'm In the Country!!Now, Get Me Out of HereThe Scarcest Cham of All?CHAM (pseud. of Amédée de Noé). Pincez-moi a la campagne!! Paris: Maison Martinet, n.d. [c. 1860]. First (only) edition. Folio (13 3/8 x 10 in; 339 x 254 mm). Hand-colored lithographed title and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates containing eighty-six humorous scenes with captions. Lithography by Ch. Fernique. Original quarter green pebble-cloth over green grained-paper boards with blindstamped decoration and gilt lettering. Of Amédée de Noé, ”known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)…it was said that he had ‘an idea a day’ for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).In the eight-nine years (since 1923) that ABPC has been recording auction results not a single copy of this work has fallen under the hammer. All albums by Cham are scarce; the volume under notice is extremely so. Only eight copies survive in institutional holdings worldwide.The gently amusing trials of an urban gentleman preparing for a vacation in the French countryside and the hilarious tribulations once he arrives. In essence, Woody Allen leaves Manhattan for the Catskills and copes with nature and rural life.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      London: Not published, 1860. Two page letter, written entirely in the hand of and signed by English architect and Civil Engineer Thomas Page. The letter reads "6 Hanover Square. 15 April 1860. My dear Mr. Cooke [E. W. Cooke, (1811-1880) English Painter and Botanist], I am ashamed of the delay in acknowledging your letter - your very witty + characteristic letter which I have just received back from E.W. Dallas [1809-1879]. I think - nay I am sure that your letter is the best part of the whole performance..." It continues in the same vein for another page and is signed boldly by page. Moderate discoloration from old adhesive along one edge. Page designed the embankment of Thames in 1842, and Westminster Bridge. Included is a 19th century engraving of the Thames Embankment. Autograph, Manuscript.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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      London: Nattali & Bond. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860. Hardcover. Art; HUMOR; Color Illustrations; tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 271; 276, 279 pages; The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax in Search of [1] The Picturesque; [2] Consolation; [3] a Wife. [ca. 1860]. 3 vols. Contemp. 1/2 green calf leather & marbled bds. & edges, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. With 80 color plates (incl. 2 color pictorial titles). Internally clean. Interwoven initials on engraved illustrated book plate by W F Hopton, NH, contemporary. Couple adt'l graphics of plates available. .

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        Essays and Reviews

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1860. Octavo. Original purple cloth blocked in blind to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers, titles to spine gilt. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper, pencilled inscription to title, newspaper clipping tipped-in to rear pastedown. Cloth rubbed, contents shaken, some worn spots to joints and ends of spine, small spot to lower board, corners bumped, occasional spotting to contents, spine cracked in the gutter at several places, a good copy. First edition of this groundbreaking collection of theological essays, the first assault on Biblical literalism from within the ranks of British theologians. The edifice of literalism had been crumbling for several decades, under assault from the science of Lyell and Darwin and the new Biblical criticism of Baur and Strauss at the University of Tübingen. "But all these were outside the Church of England, and it was thus with a double force that Essays and Reviews, when it generally became known, struck clergy and laity. Not only did the book subscribe to the modern non-literal concept of the Bible text, but, far worse, the authors were with one exception beneficed clergy, and the majority came from the sanctuary of Oxford" (PMM 348). Two of the contributors, Rowland Williams and Henry Bristow Wilson, were found guilty by the Court of Arches, though the verdict was overturned by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and in the long-term the Church came to accept much of what the essayists advocated. Rare, particularly in the original cloth.

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        The Birds Of North America; The Descriptions Of Species Based Chiefly On The Collections In The Museum Of The Smithsonian Institution

      New York: D. Appleton, 1860. Full-Leather. Fine. 2 volumes (Atlas and Text). Illustrated with 100 hand-coloured plates. Handsomely rebound in navy morocco with blind stamped decorations and a red gilt-stamped leather label on the spines. Blind stamped library embossment on plates and title page, no other library markings, otherwise fine.

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        THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN From The Declaration Of War By France In 1793 To The Death Of George IV Volumes I - VI

      Richard Bentley, 1860.. New edn With Additions and Notes. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary uniform gilt tooled calf (bound by Bickers) with raised bands and labels (edges rather scuffed and worn - otherwise a VG set). Pp. various (some light spotting to prelims; no inscriptions), illus with engraved plates and folding charts. .

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        CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS Used in the Arts, In Medicin

      1860. Very Good. BURNETT, Gilbert Thomas. THE CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS USED IN THE ARTS, IN MEDICINE, AND FOR SCIENTIFIC AND POPULAR DESCRIPTION OF EACH PLANT, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS USES AND MODE OF CULTURE ... Revised and edited by Roderick Elphinstone. London: James Sangster and Co., [n.d., circa 1860]. Later printing. 4to. 20 hand-colored lithographic plates. Original publisher's purple decorated boards. Spine sunned, a bit of wear, but overall this is a very good copy of an extremely fragile production and quite scarce thus.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Boston: Published by Thayer & Eldridge at the Rand & Avery Stereotype Foundry, 1860. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. First Issue of First Boston Edition (Third Edition overall), with "Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry. Printed by Gorge C. Rand & Avery." on copyright page, one of just 1000 copies published. (Not to be confused with the nearly identical later pirated edition, without imprint information on copyright page, of which perhaps thousands of copies were released.) Small, thick 8vo: iv,5-456pp, with portrait frontispiece of Whitman in first state (engraver's name given as 'Schoff;' printed in black with irregularly shaped light tan background) and protective tissue inserted before title page. Publisher's binding B (no priority established) terra-cotta cloth incised with vertical wavy grain, beveled covers with title and earth-and-clouds vignette (upper) and sunset-at-sea vignette (lower) stamped in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, grayish tan end papers. A stunning copy, binding tight (spine ends lightly restored, slightly canted), frontispiece and tissue-guard spotted, else clean and fresh without foxing or stains. BAL 21397. Myerson A2.3.a1. Grolier American 100, 67. & "Leaves of Grass ultimately went through six entirely different editions, and each edition had multiple issues, often with different bindings, different paper size, different cover designs, and different configurations of content . . . [as Whitman] altered the arrangement and number of poems, shifted titles and typefaces, and kept Leaves of Grass a shifting series of quite different texts—each one responding to a particular biographical and cultural moment . . . Each edition of Leaves is essentially a different book, not just another version of the same book. . . . [B]y the time [Whitman] issued [t]his third edition in 1860, there were 146 new poems. Many of the previous poems had undergone extensive revision. For the first time, Whitman's "Calamus" poems appear, a cluster devoted to male-male affection, along with "Enfans d'Adam," later renamed "Children of Adam," a group of poems dealing with male-female attraction [Emerson tried to convince Whitman to remove the "Enfans d'Adam" poems, both because they were immoral and because they would hurt the book financially; Whitman refused.] . . . [S]permatic imagery (Whitman in his long first poem talks of how "a spirt of my own seminal wet" offers more to mankind than all the empty talk of philosophers and religious prophets about the universe) is everywhere through this volume, and so Whitman has redesigned his title page to turn the very letters of "Leaves of Grass" into sperm, adding the distinctive tails that had become familiar in medical textbooks of the time . . . For the first time the publisher's name appears prominently on the title page. . . . The book features a new frontispiece engraving of Whitman produced by S. A. Schoff (based on a painting by Charles Hine, which itself may have been based on a photograph of Whitman taken in the late 1850s), which sharply contrasts with the engraving used in the previous two editions of Leaves of Grass. The Schoff engraving gives us a more elegant and full-faced Whitman, presumably sitting, with shirt, jacket, and tie. Schoff's engraving appeared in three forms, because he was not finished with the engraving when the volume was ready for binding, so the various issues contain increasingly more finished states of the engraving. . . . One of the most striking features of this edition is that Whitman gives up the green binding that had seemed so appropriate for his title. He had the 1860 book bound in a number of different bindings—from yellowish brown to reddish orange to purple. This color change is significant. As the last antebellum edition of Leaves, this book appeared on the edge of the Civil War. . . . The color shift from green to dark red, burnt orange, or purple is one that Whitman would play on for the rest of his life, issuing some of his final books in both green and dark red covers, as if to suggest that his work (and all life) hover between green and red, nature and blood, spring and autumn, beginnings and endings." (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        View on the Hudson.).

      - Blumner, F. (View on the Hudson.) Lyon & Co, Spring St., NY ca. 1860. Folio size lithograph with original hand color, 24 1/2 x 18" with standard margins. Scattered light foxing, slt. scratch left hand side of the print in the sky. In early hogarth frame. A large view, drawn after the style of Currier & Ives. Taken from the Garrison side of the Hudson, most probably from the old Ware estate. On the left is West Point on the bluff, with World's End in the distance. Abundant transportation is pictured - a steam train on the right side of the river, clipper ships and a paddle steamer on the Hudson.

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        Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules and Orders of the Steilacoom Library Association, Washington Territory. Organized in March, 1858

      Steilacoom: Printed at the Puget Sound Herald Office, 1860. Pamphlet. First Edition. 12mo (approximately 6-1/2 x 4-1/2"). 12pp. Original self-wrappers, covers somewhat darkened and lightly soiled, tiny rust marks from an old clip in the middle of the spine, front and back; awkwardly trimmed. A Very Good copy of a rare, early imprint for Washington Territory. AMERICAN IMPRNTS INVENTORY, WASHINGTON: 47, SOLIDAY IV:993 Image or additional images available upon request

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        THE BRIDE OF LOVE; or, the True Greatness of Female Heroism

      Duane Rulison, Quaker City Publishing House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1860 - Includes frontispiece, with its original, foxed tissue paper. Pale yellow paste-down endpapers. Original blind stamped boards. The outer spine strip with the gilt lettering and decoration is raggedy. Internally the book is in very good condition. 2 p. l., 11-322 p. The book is complete, except for the front blank free endpaper. This book never had pages numbered 1 through 10. Inscriptions: Miss Libbie Ray mond 1860 Miss Sarah Caskey Spawn Bank [?] Co N Y The author Stopford James Ram was born in 1826, possibly in County Cork and he may have died in England in 1881. He was a clergyman and religious and temperance writer, was the son of Digby Joseph Stopford Ram, a Church of Ireland clergyman of Brookeville (Co. Cork), and Penelope Wallis of Renny (Co. Cork). He was descended from the Ramsford and Clonattin (Co. Wexford) branches of the Ram family and was a cousin of Revd Richard Sinclair Brooke. He received his education at St John's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1849 and MA in 1852. He was ordained in 1849 in Armagh and became minister at Tynan (Co. Armagh, 1849-51), after which he moved to England. He ministered at Elkstone (Staffs.,1841-54); Christ Church, Stratford (Essex, 1854-58); Pavenham (Beds.,1859), and was then vicar of Christ Church, Battersea (London). He was appointed associate secretary for the Irish Church Missions in 1858. His writings reflect the aims of this organization. He was author of The temperance movement, its importance and Christian character (London, 1856), and other tracts. He married in 1849 Eleanor Mary Hawkshaw (d. 1881), with whom he had nine children. The book was published in 1854 under title: Greatness in little things. Additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Wish I Was In Dixie's Land [Sheet Music]

      New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1860. Very nice example of Emmett's classic, published after the extremely rare New Orleans southern printings. "Written and Composed expressly for Bryant's Minstrels." "Arranged for the Pianoforte by W. L. Hobbs." No mention of guitar on cover. Last page shows Firth & Pond advertisement No. 1, 1860. This format has been long considered to be the first authorized edition, however some maintain that the 'first' authorized printing by Firth, Pond & Co. had no advertisements on the rear cover (see Fuld, Book of World Famous Music, and Dichter/Shapiro, Early American Sheet Music). Others have stated that the copyright date on the front cover of the 'first' authorized printing was originally and mistakenly shown as 1858 (see Christie's Sale 2011, Lot 23, 12 June 08). The precedence of the three printings has not been definitively established. Previously bound in a private album, so some glue along the left edge. Clean pages with light foxing. Second leaf slightly (1/8") trimmed along fore-edge. No rips or tears.. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good.

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      New York, London: D. Appleton & Co. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. [1860-1899]. Hardcover. frontis'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; c5000 pages; Bound in green cloth, authorized edition limited 508/1000. Top edge gilt. Title pages in red and black. Various volumes with Spencers portrait. Westminster Edition. Titles in this complete set are: Education+++First Principles+++Principles of Biology I&II+++Principles of Ethics I& II+++Principles of Psychology I&II[1&2]+++Principles of Sociology I [1&2&3]&II [1&2]+++Social Statics Abridged and Revised & Man vs the State+++ Copyright dates run from 1860 to 1899. Partially unopened. .

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. And the Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1860, 1871. () x,256; xviii,247; xxv,251; x,140pp. Near fine. Bound in an attractive 19th century half green calf and floral cloth binding. Matching floral endpapers. Binding signed J. Larkins. Bookplates of Elizabeth Rogers dated 1923. Spines a little bit faded otherwise a very attractive clean crisp copy of the book. Flowering Plants contains a total 242 coloured plates and one black and white. The Grasses contains a total of 76 plates in colour. This very popular set of Victorian Botanicals was originally published in 1850-57. This early edition has excellent clean impressions of the plates..

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      Paris: L. Turgis, ca. 1860. EXTREMELY RARE SUITE OF HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS ON BULLFIGHTING. A complete suite of six large hand-coloured original lithographs by Gustave Doré. 45.5 by 61.4 cm, Each plate with the running title 'Corrida de Toros', individual captions in Spanish and French and with 'G. Doré del. A fine set with occasional evidence of age. FIRST ISSUE AND VERY RARE, A SUITE OF IMAGES ON BULL FIGHTING AS SEEN AND CHRONICLED BY GUSTAVE DORÉ. In Corrida de Toros, Doré captured the strength and movement of the bull, the tension, the danger in the ring - it almost seems as if the bull has a chance, not just at survival but of actually conquering the men on foot and horseback who are supremely annoying it to rage. Doré appears to sympathize with the bull and the tragedy of bullfighting rather than the glory of the fighters. ‘The French artist, Gustave Doré, was born in Strassburg in 1832. In 1848, he moved to Paris where it was noted that “his facility as a draughtsman was extraordinary.” He was a prolific worker whose talents and creations are greatly valued to the present day. Doré’s first illustrated story was published when he was only fifteen years old. His talent was evident even earlier, however. At age five he had been a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. Seven years later, he began carving in cement. Subsequently, as a young man, he began work as a literary illustrator in Paris, winning commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. In 1853, Doré was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. Doré also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883. Doré's English Bible (1866) was a great success, and in 1867 Doré had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the Doré Gallery in Covelant Bond Street. After an illness, he died in January of 1883.

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        Erinnerung an Pyrmont." Souvernirblatt der Stadt Pyrmont. Die Gesamtansicht vom Königsberg aus ist umgeben von 18 Teilansichten

      Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Borchel. Druck von A. Hölzer Berlin für den Verlag der Kraus'schen Kunsthandlung, Bremen um 1860. 40x54 cm. - Korzus, Westfalen 215 - Die Teilansichten zeigen: Der obere Teil der Hauptallee, Steinbruch, Schloss, Ruine auf dem Schellenberg, der untere Teil der Hauptallee, Friedenstal (ehem. Kolonie der Quäker), Felsenkeller, Forsthaus auf dem Königsberg, Salzbadehaus und Saline, die Altenau, Erdbeerentempel auf dem heiligen Anger, Brunnenplatz und Brunnenstrasse, Denkmal Friedrichs des Großen, Brunnenstrasse, Kursaal (Innenansicht), der grosse Erdfall, Dunsthöhle und Friedensthal. Im weißen Papierrand leicht stockfleckig. Besonders dekoratives Blatt in schönen Farben. 1 kleines Loch im Bereich des Himmels der Gesamtansicht unauffällig restauriert.

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        Betts’ New Map of Ireland Accurately Reduced from the Beautiful Six Sheet Map Engraved Under the Superintendence of the Railway Commissioners. The Matter Compiled From The Latest Parliamentary Returns and Other Valuable Documents

      London: John Betts. 115 Strand (nearly opposite Exeter Hall), [c. 1860] . Map dimensions 75 x 62.5 cm, overall dimensions 77.5 x 64 cm. Folding map of Ireland with attractive original colour in block and outline demarcating the county boundaries. The whole dissected into twenty-four sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth covers, title in gilt to upper cover and blindstamped to both, plain buff coloured paper to folded end section and to inner cover. The covers slightly faded at extremities, a few minor blemishes to the map, otherwise a very good example. The routes of the railways completed, in progress and proposed indicated on the map and variously coloured.

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        (Robert Smith)] "Plain or Ringlets?"

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860 . first edition, 8vo., pp.viii+[ii]+406, complete with vignette title and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates by John Leech (slightly offset to text) of fox-hunting etc., numerous text engravings; contemp. tan calf, spine ornately gilt, red morocco label, excellent Sadleir 3167; Wolff 6636. Fine copy of this splendidly illustrated hunting tale. "Although his proper place among Victorian novelists is not easy to determine, his powers as a creative artist was recognised, among professional writers, by Thackeray, Kipling, Arnold Bennet, and Siegfried Sassoon, and earned the tributes of laymen as distinguished and diverse as William Morris, Lord Rosebery, and Theodore Roosevelt." (Oxford DNB)

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        Songs, Duetts, Glees, Chorusses, Dances, & Marches in Various Dramas [manuscript]

      Philadelphia, 1860. Very Good. [32] p.: music; 6 x 26 cm. Stiffened marbled paper boards with black cloth spine. Handwritten paper label on front board. Compiler's name is written inside and outside front board, with Philadelphia address. Printed staff paper throughout. First 3 pages contain musical rudiments--time signatures, key signatures, and rhythmic patterns. The remainder contains melodic lines written out in treble or base clef, identified by a few words and the name of the larger work. Contents: songs from Pizarro [by Michael Kelly] -- Rob Roy [by Isaac Pocock] -- Careless' Song from School for Scandal -- Eva's song from Uncle Tom's Cabin [George C. Howard] -- a duet from Mrs. White -- the fairy chorus from Merry Wives of Windsor -- Roland for an Oliver [Thomas Morton] -- "I have a Silent Sorrow Here" from Sheridan's The Stranger -- Sweethearts & Wives [James Kenny] -- a dance in Speed the Plough [Thomas Morton] -- Bombastes Furioso [William Barnes Rhodes] -- Sampson's song in The Inchcape Bell [Edward Fitzball] -- Jenny Lind -- Killing no Murder [Theodore Hook] -- The Loan of a Lover [J.R. Planche] -- Robin's song in The Waterman -- "O Happy Tawny Moor" from The Mountaineers [George Colman] -- The Illustrious Stranger [Isaac Nathan] -- Sir Felix' song in The Agreeable Surprise [John O'Keefe; Samuel Arnold] -- Miss Bertrams' song in Guy Mannering -- William's song in Black-eyed Susan [Douglas Jerrold] -- "What Night so Long" from How to Pay the Rent [Tyrone Power] -- a march in Blue Beard -- songs in Hamlet -- Beauty & the Beast. Four blank pages follow and then one last page with unidentified music. The compiler of this manuscript book of mid-19th-century popular stage music was James A. A'Becket (1847-1904), son of Thomas A'Becket, Sr. (1808-1890), and brother of Thomas A'Becket, Jr. (1843-1918). His father, Thomas Sr., was an actor and musician who was active in Philadelphia in the 1840s and 1850s and throughout the United States in later years. His brother, Thomas Jr., was a musician who was a pianist and composer of music for piano. James A'Becket probably compiled this collection of theatrical tunes about 1860, when he was a teenager and his father was active as a performer in and manager of various Philadelphia theaters. In 1864 James served as a musician with the 196th Regiment of Pa. Volunteers, Company F. In 1868 he married Laura V. Middleton; he worked for most of his adult life as a grainer (someone who painted faux wood or marble grain). A rare and perhaps unique snapshot of popular theatrical music from the American stage of the mid-19th century. In Very Good Condition: cloth over spine is split; boards are slightly soiled; first 2 and last 2 leaves appear to have been glued along the edges to the boards, from which they have separated, leaving part of the first leaf and last attached to the adjacent board; faint dampstain along lower edges of a few leaves; otherwise clean and tight. &

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        LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA: A Picture of Exploration

      London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1860. 2 volumes. First edition. With 12 chromoxylograph plates, 22 woodcuts, one folding map. 8vo, handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter navy calf and marbled boards, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, the compartments decorated in blind, red morocco lettering label gilt, volume numbers gilt within compartments. xvii, 412; vii, 468. A handsome copy in period binding. Text blocks especially clean and well preserved. To this day, “ The Lake Regions” is considered one of Burton's very best books. Burton returned to Africa, after his expedition to Harrar, to undertake an exploration of the "then utterly unknown Lake regions of Central Africa." His stated intention was to correct certain geographical errors (of which there were many at that time) concerning Africa and to survey as fully as possible the resources of Central and intertropical Africa. But the real reason he wanted to venture into that unknown wilderness was to find the Jebel Kumri, the fabled "Mountains of the Moon," and to find the source of the Nile river. Burton and Speke first stopped at Zanzibar, then explored the coastal regions around Mombassa, and returned to Zanzibar, from whence they set out for Ujiji--about a thousand miles inland, on the shore of the relatively unknown Lake Tanganyika. It took seven and a half months to arrive, and when there they explored the lake ineffectually due to their wretched physical condition and the unwillingness of the natives and Arab traders to assist them. Upon the point of the direction of flow of a certain river attached to the lake--whether it flowed into, or out of, the lake--they received conflicting information from locals. They returned to Kazeh, two-hundred and sixty miles east, where they recovered somewhat their health, and Burton sent Speke alone to investigate a large lake that the Arab traders had said lay fifteen or sixteen marches to the north. Speke visited the lake briefly, obtained some vague information from the locals, and decided he had discovered the true source of the Nile, a decision that "would affect men's careers and lives and lead to his own death," as Edward Rice puts it (p. 310). After Speke's return from the side-trip, the expedition returned to Zanzibar. This expedition into Central Africa was perhaps the most taxing of Burton's career; his journey to the Holy Cities of Arabia was a cake-walk by comparison as far as physical harships were concerned; and the storm of geographical controversy that greeted him upon his return to London, where he found that Speke had published his erroneous conclusions and attached all the glory of the expedition to himself, left Burton "disgusted, desponding, and left behind in the spirit and in the flesh," according to his old friend, Alfred Bate Richards.

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        The Woman in White

      London: Samson Low, Son & Co.,, 1860. 3 volumes, duodecimo (286 × 120 mm). Finely bound by J. Kelley in black half calf, spines with dark red morocco title labels and gilt with elaborately tooled fleurons, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Bound without the advertisements. Small chip to the title label of volume 1 and also from the calf at the spine of volume 2; front hinge and lower joint of volume 3 respectively cracked and starting, marbled sides generally rubbed, some light spotting to early and late leaves. Still a very good set overall. First edition, first impression, of Collins's landmark masterpiece of detective fiction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WOMAN IN WHITE. A Novel

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. First American Edition with Wilkie Collins autograph tipped-in. State b of the ads. Illustrated throughout with steel-engravings. 8vo, publisher’s original brown boards decorated and with Harper’s logo in blind on both covers, sometime rebacked in brown calf with blind ruled flat bands and gilt lettering, endleaves renewed. 260, [4 ads.] pp. A very well preserved copy with only the most normal of age mellowing, the boards with minor wear to the extremities, the restored back in good order. FIRST EDITION WITH AUTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR. THE WOMAN IN WHITE survives as one of the twin peaks of Wilkie Collins' achievement. It is "drenched in atmosphere," and on that atmosphere he relies for the "thrills and chills" that other writers of his school get through violent action. Outlined in early 1859, Collins began to write the novel around the middle of May. By August 15 he had completed the first installment of what has since been described as the "finest plot novel in the English language." The story began its remarkable career in "All the Year Round", the literary journal edited by the author's friend Charles Dickens.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Woman in White

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. Brown embossed cloth. Spine recased with most of the original laid down. Gilt titles. State B of the ads (dated August 1860) with the correct spelling of Miss Mulock. The American edition precedes the UK. Ink inscription on front endpaper dated 1876. Some foxing in the text and staining to endpapers but overall a very nice copy of a Wilkie Collins classic, one of the first modern mysteries.. 1st Ed. Cloth. VG+. Octavo.

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