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        Vocabulario de la lengua Pampanga en romance

      Reimpreso: Manila: Ramirez y Giraudier, 1860. Folio, pp. [16], 343, [1]; lexicon in double column; contemporary limp parchment (slightly dampstained), old manuscript lettering on spine; small dampstain at the top of the first three leaves, all else very good and sound. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate with a release stamp on the verso of the front flyleaf, and a small accession label on the rear pastedown. A reprinting of the very rare 1732 edition, also printed in Manila. Not in the Astor Library of Books relating to the Languages and Literature of Asia, Africa, and the Oceanic Islands; not in Vancil (although a copy has been subsequently acquired by ISU); not in Zaunmuller. De Tavera, Biblioteca Filipina, 276.

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        Der Rhein in zwölf Ansichten.

      - 12 Stahlstiche v. Carl Mayer's Kunstanstalt in Nürnberg n. Ferdinand Carl Klimsch b. Julius Niedner, Wiesbaden, um 1860, 11 x 17 cm, je ca. Schönes Rheinbuch mit zwölf Ansichten von: Mainz, Wiesbaden - Biebrich, Schloss Johannisberg, Rheinstein, Caub mit der Pfalz, Loreley, Stolzenfels, Koblenz mit Ehrenbreitstein, Remagen, Rolandseck mit Nonnenwerth und Drachenfels, Bonn sowie Köln; fast druckfrisches Exemplar; grüner Einband mit Goldprägung, kaum bestoßen. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Handbuch der Mineralchemie

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1860, in-8, LXX-[2]-1038-[1] pages, demi-chagrin vert foncé à coins, dos à faux nerfs fileté et à caissons à froid, Édition originale de cette somme importante sur la chimie minérale. Karl Friedrich Rammelsberg (1813-1899) fut professeur de chimie inorganique à l'université de Berlin et au Gewerbe-Institut jusqu'en 1883, puis directeur du Labor für Anorganische Chemie. Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé Étiquette en pied du dos. Poggendorff III, 2. Abth, 1085.

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        Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, Biafra and Cape Verd Islands.

      John F. Early, Agent, Mobile, [Alabama] 1860 - First edition. Octavo. 479, [1]pp. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Imprint of the English edition affixed to the bottom of the dedication page, else just about fine, housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the author to President Ulysses S. Grant on the pastedown: "To his Excellency President Grant: With the sincere prayer that in spite of all conventions of traitors, he may, by the blessings of God, be 'Our President' for the next Decade; and this he will be, if the people are allowed to speak but their wants & wishes; and with the sincere confidence, & respect of his unseen friend, The Author. On his farm near Griffin, Ga." On the front fly is a rather less formal Inscription from the author: "For the Presidents [sic] Private Library from Charlie Thomas. St. Bride's Plantation. Griffin, Georgia." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Norwegen. Illustrirtes Tagebuch der Reisen in Norwegen, zugleich vollständige Anweisung zur Bereisung dieses Landes. 2. Auflage.

      

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        The Marble Faun:; or, The Romance of Monte Beni. . . In Two Volumes

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1860 - Two vols., 8vos, 283, 284pp + publisher's ads at end of first volume; brown cloth. Second state of publisher's ads, dated March 1860. Old paper clip impression to front endpaper and first few leaves of first volume, no loss; light rubbing; gilt stamping only slightly dulled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les fondateurs de l'astronomie moderne. Copernic - Tycho Brahé - Kepler - Galilée - Newton

      Paris, J. Hetzel, s.d. (c. 1860), in-8, [4]-XVI-386-[1] pp, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse et fileté, Première édition. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Dos légèrement frotté ; bel état intérieur.

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        Paris moderne et ses environs d'après la photographie [cover title].

      

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        Gesamtansicht

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. H. Arnold n. C. Frühsorge b. Huch in Leipzig, um 1860, 33,5 x 56 Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht, in der Bildmitte der Dom noch ohne die beiden neuromanischen Türme (zwischen 1863 und 1882 errichtet); tadellos.

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        Das liebe Büchlein für kleine Kinder. Mit 10 nach Compostionen von J. Volz in Nördlingen in Tondruck colorirten Bildchen und hübschen Verschen und einem Anhange von Kinderliedern.

      Esslingen, J.F. Schreiber, (ca. 1860). - 4. Aufl. 21,3x16,5 cm. 8 S. Text und 10 Tafeln. OHLn. mit farb. Deckelbild. Nicht bei Wegehaupt, Klotz, Schug. - Ries 950 (Erstausgabe erschien 1856). - Schönes Exemplar. - Selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles manipulations chimiques simplifiées ou laboratoire économique de l'étudiant Ouvrage contenant la description d'appareils simples et nouveaux, suivi d'un cours de chimie pratique à l'aide des instruments

      Paris, E. Lacroix, 1860, in-8, III-476 pp, 3 tableaux dépliants, demi-basane prune, dos lisse et fileté, Tableaux et nombreuses figures en noir dans le texte. Troisième édition de cet ouvrage du chimiste Jules Henri (Henry) Violette, l'originale ayant paru en 1840. Il se divise en deux parties, la première décrivant la fabrication et l'utilisation des instruments de laboratoire (balance, capsules, lampe, chalumeau, appareil de lixiviation, pinces, etc.), la seconde donnant un cours de chimie pratique, comportant des exemples de manipulations pour les métalloïdes, les métaux, les sels ammoniacaux et les sels métalliques Le chimiste Henry Violette (1809-18..), fut commissaire des poudres et salpêtres. Il fut également membre de la Société des sciences, de l'agriculture et des arts de Lille. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris. Dos épidermé, coins abimés. Cole n° 1319 pour l'édition originale.

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        THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CENTRAL PARK JANUARY, 1860

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Small ink stamp on front endpaper: With respects of/Geo. M. Van Nort./Clerk. B.C.C.CP." Some wear to the spine tips, mostly the head. Near Fine. Octavo, publisher's gilt-lettered and blindstamped green cloth; 72 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece, 8 full-page plates, 3 folding plates, and a large colored folding "Map of the Central Park Showing the progress of the Work up to January 1st 1860" as laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux.

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        De la pêche sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique et des établissements les plus utiles aux progrès de cette industrie

      Paris, Béthune et Arthus Bertrand, 1860, in-8, [8]-302-[1] pp, 1 grande carte hors texte dépliante, 1 plan dans le texte, demi-toile chagrinée bleue, Édition originale de cet ouvrage peu commun. Les chapitres III et IV donnent la description de la pêche en Afrique de l'Ouest et soulignent la supériorité de celle-ci par rapport à la pêche en Terre-Neuve. Carte dépliante de la partie Nord-ouet de l'Afrique avec indication des stations de pêche et des sècheries. Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880) est également connu pour son Essai historique sur l'île de Cuba à l'époque de la découverte (1846). Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris. Quelques rousseurs.

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        LIFE AND JOURNALS OF KAH-KE-WA-QUO-NA-BY (Rev. Peter Jones,) Wesleyan Missionary

      12mo, original green fine ribbed cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. (xii), 424, (2) + frontispiece portrait. Spine cloth worn away to a depth of 0.5 cm at ends; short cloth tears to upper joints and to mid-front joint neatly mended; spine lightly darkened, some spotting to covers, mild wear to outer corners; ink name (W.F. Campbell, Ingersoll) at front and name in pencil on blank recto of frontispiece; slight endpaper foxing; soft vertical crease to portrait, title leaf, last leaf, and rear free endpaper; only occasional light text foxing, small corner creases to a few leaves, one signature just a little proud; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. TPL 5909. Sabin 36951. A posthumously published memoir by this Ojibway (Mississauga of Credit) missionary and author, the son of a Welsh surveyor and a Mississauga Indian. Converting to Christianity at age 21, he became a missionary to the Ojibway, as well as translating some Christian hymns and prayers into Ojibway, the first person to do so. He also published the first comprehensive history of the Ojibway. A very important book of Canadian native history and fairly scare. Binding: Hardcover .

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        Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album.

      No date. (circa1860). 36 watercolours in a large Chinese traditional handmade album covered in dark blue silk. The watercolours vary very slightly in size but most measure approximately 30 x 58.5cm. Each painting is surrounded by a plain paper border framing it on the page. The album measures 34cm x 67.5cm.The album and the paintings show a little wear, browning and soiling in places. Two leaves have a small crease where a 3 x 2.5cm section is torn at one edge, on a few leaves the paper border is missing or loose in places. Paper border insect damaged along the upper edge of one leaf. Paper lining on the inside upper cover detached at gutter. However, although signs of age and use are evident, the album and paintings are generally sound and clean.Provenance: Mary Ann Frederica Harrison 1838-1910, the wife of Thomas (1835 - 1892) a tea merchant in Canton. Mary Ann Frederica Harrison lived in Canton from 1867 until the early 1890's. Then by family descent. All but one of the paintings in this album refers to the Canton/Guangzhou area of today's Guangdong Province in Southern China. One of the thirty-six paintings shows Commissioner Lin's "capture and trial" of Captain Charles Elliot, RN, the British Chief Superintendent of Trade, albeit that these events were entirely fanciful and never occurred. Further proof of location is provided by another picture on which Chinese forces are stated on the accompanying text to be from the Shengpeng Charitable School (the name of their headquarters) and from the Sanyuanli villages. These were among the local militia comprising peasant farmers from areas north of Canton, armed only with spears, swords and shields, and led by local gentry, which opposed the British attack on the city in May 1841. The Sanyuanli villages, in particular, became renowned for their fiercely patriotic and anti-British spirit which became enshrined in Chinese popular literature on the War. The incident well known in China to this day.In many ways, this album of paintings encapsulates the gradual but fundamental shift in the nature of international relations with China consequent upon the First Opium War, as Chinese historians prefer to style it nowadays. The War of 1839-42 marked an end to China's old relationship with the West, and the beginning of a long period of national humiliation during which China was obliged to open more and more ports to foreign trade by international treaties and agreements (which is why such ports were styled "treaty ports") and, before long, to receive foreign ambassadors at its capital.Half the paintings in the album depict the old trading relationship before the War, when merchants from the West did trade with China on China's terms, and before the Imperial Commissioner Lin Zexu's attempts to stop the import of foreign opium in mid 1839 and assert Chinese sovereignty. The other half epitomize the changed situation in which Chinese artists were either directed, or chose, to hide a disastrous war behind a series of triumphant representations of successful military encounters which were almost all pure fiction.The majority of the military paintings depict encounters between British troops and Chinese forces. There is no attempt to depict actual uniforms, and the forces on both sides are drawn in ink outline, and painted in a light green and red flat wash. The British are all shown with orange-red hair, in accordance with the nickname commonly in use for Britons among Chinese people in Canton at that time, the equivalent of "Rufus" and with the same meaning.In many of the paintings, British soldiers are being killed, wounded, or captured. In fact, the paintings depict what seldom happened, since the reverse was usually the case in most of the fighting. Later in the War kidnapping or enticing were favoured Chinese means of inflicting casualties on their enemies, whilst disease was by far the deadliest killer of British soldiers and sailors. Thus, like the imagined capture of Captain Elliot, the paintings are mostly representations of wishful thinking, and may be described as a kind of propaganda designed to show the Opium War in a light more favourable to the Chinese than was warranted by the facts.The other group of paintings - we may style them "trading pictures" - are also to be associated with Canton, which was then the only officially-authorized centre for trade with western countries. They depict scenes in which Chinese and Western merchants engage in friendly intercourse during business transactions in the "Foreign Factories" for long located there. The British are shown in top hats, whilst the Chinese merchants are in long robes and carry fans. One merchant is attended by two servants, one of them carrying a cup of tea on a tray, the other a long-stemmed tobacco pipe. The items of trade on display are being brought out in boxes, barrels, or bales by shirtless coolies.The Canton connection is further strengthened by the texts which appear on some of the paintings with some displaying signs of being Cantonese in grammar and composition. Moreover, the album's provenance is from Canton. Yet the Opium War was not confined to the South. The British fleet of warships and troopships ranged along the coast, occupying several cities, ultimately capturing Shanghai and other places along the Yangzi, and dictating peace to Chinese commissioners at Nanjing in 1842.The one exception to Canton and the War of 1839-42 in the South depicts an event - for once a Chinese victory - in the Second Opium War, as Chinese historians style the period of further hostilities in 1856-1859. Against Chinese wishes, the British and French Commissioners had wished to proceed to Beijing in person to ratify another treaty (the Tianjin Treaty) made in 1858. This resulted in a failed attempt by a combined Anglo-French fleet to capture the Dagu forts and open the Beihe river causing heavy casualties in warships and men. This forcing of the Beihe river led to Tientsin which was within easy reach of Beijing by land. An American gunboat also features in the painting, though it was present as an observer not as a combatant, making it certain that this was the event in question.For whom were such pictures intended? Whilst this particular set seems to have been assembled for a western purchaser, it would seem that these paintings would have had a much wider market at home in China, to be reached through the medium of wood-block printing. In the days before modern newspapers and photographic images, this was the universal means of reaching the public at large, whether by government notices and proclamations, or by commercial advertising of all kinds, and all over China. In one especially favoured format, they were also used to produce the lunar new year pictures (or nianhua) that had long been a universally popular kind of home decoration. Auspicious topics predominated, but warlike scenes - and always of imperial victories in different conflicts - were included. Paintings such as those in the album could be copied onto wood-blocks of different sizes (since some prints had to be large enough to be pasted on walls) and used to run off multiple copies. There was also the smaller market for the paintings themselves, which were copied in many Canton workshops and studios specializing in producing reproductions intended to be sold individually or in sets. They included those made for sale as "souvenir pictures" for Western visitors or sojourners, as with this particular album.While it appears that this album is complete, it is likely that those included were a selection of those available at the time. This said, our enquiries indicate that examples of paintings and wood-block prints of this sort are nowadays difficult to find, most probably on account of their being "political ephemera" rather than scholarly artistic works. There is still much research to be done in this field.We have not found an album of similar content which has been offered for sale or is held in an institution. A rare and profoundly important album. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155794).

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        \"St. Giles. Engl(ischer) Vollblut Hengst 4 Jahre alt, nach Womersly. Gewinner des ersten Staatspreises 1858 in Wien\". Im Stall nach rechts stehend.

       Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Otto Stotz bei Reiffenstein & Rösch, Wien, um 1860, 36 x 47 cm. English full-blood stallion St.Giles, 4 years old, after Womersly. Winner of the first price of the state of Austria at Vienna, 1858. Lithograph, contemporarily coloured, drawn and lithographed by Otto Stotz, edited by Reiffenstein & Rösch, Vienna. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Pferdezucht, Tiere

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        \"Lismore. Irländischer Halbblut Hengst. 15 Faust 3 Zoll. Vater: Seraglio, Mutter: Interloper\". Im Stall nach links stehend.

       Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Otto Stotz bei Reiffenstein & Rösch, Wien, um 1860, 36 x 47 cm. Irish half-blood stallion Lismore. 15 fists 3 inches. Father: Seraglio, Mother: Interloper. Standing to the left in a stable. Lithograph, contemporarily coloured, drawn and lithographed by Otto Stotz, edited by Reiffenstein & Rösch, Vienna. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Pferdezucht, Tiere

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        Leçons sur le chancre

      Paris, A. Delaye, 1860, in-8, 351, (1bl)pp, demi-chagrin vert, HIRSCH, IV, 806. DEUXIEME EDITION.Leçons de l'Hôpital du Midi rédigées par Alfred Fournier. Cachet gras du Dr A. Launay du Havre. Bel exemplaire. Très légère rousseur éparses. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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        2 Ship Logs from the Schooner Henry P. Russell July 25th, 1860 to June 21st, 1863; and from May 15, 1865 to October 7th, 1865

      [New York] 1860 - Lot (2) folio ledgers with marbled paper covered boards, worn leather corners and leather back strips. The first ledger records begin in July 1860 and has 138 pages. The second ledger entries start in late 1861 and has 142 pages. Both ledgers spines are taped and boards are worn with large sections of marbled paper missing. Some of the pages in the logs are loose and starting to detach. 10 pages in the first ledger have cut out sections ranging from half to a quarter page of missing content. The second ledger also has cut out sections with 8 pages of similar size content missing. Several pages are brown stained upper edges and other pages contain small ink stains and occasional dark smudges. The front and rear end sheets of both ledgers are damp stained. Written at the top sections of the logs are departure locations and arrival places. Each page consist of columns but no lines. Printed titled columns include "Hours, knots, Fath's, Courses, Winds, L. W., Variat'n and Remarks." Recorded measurements and written narratives are clearly legible. The master of the Schooner H. P. Russell in 1860 was L. Mankin. Mankin's entries make up all but the last 18 pages of the first ledger. Stephen. C Nickerson, Master recorded the last 18 pages in the first log from May 15, 1865 to October 7, 1865. L. Mankin was in charge of keeping records in the second ledger from December 24, 1861 to June 8th, 1862. The next log sheet was removed. Log entries begin again June 30th, 1862 in the hand of the next ship Master, P. Nickerson. The last dated record in the second log was June 21, 1863 while Nickerson and the H. P. Russell were anchored in New Orleans. According to the written records and narratives kept in the ship logs the Schooner Henry P. Russell (H. P. Russell), a northern merchant vessel, conducted trade along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico just before, during and after the Civil War. While the H. P. Russell sailed on its voyages the Masters of the H. P. Russell recorded daily measurements, sailing routes, wind and weather conditions, ship maintenance, operation issues, etc. The commanders also recorded the passing of landmarks and light-houses, quantities of cargo picked up, the occasional exchange of colors with other ships, and the general health of crew. The H. P. Russell shipped cotton and rice from Charleston, South Carolina as late as January 1861. March 1861 records the departure and voyage of the H. P. Russell towards Charleston but there is no record in the remarks section of delivering or receiving any goods while in the Charleston Harbor. After departing Charleston in March 1861 the ship set sail for Rio De Janeiro. Other voyages recorded in the logs include round trips from New York to Havana, Trinidad, New Orleans and the Tortugas. These logs books do not directly mention the Civil War or any problems associated with the conduct of business due to the war. However, what these logs do provide is primary source material, sometimes repetitive, of a ship's travels conducting business "as usual" during the war, sometimes not too far removed the action.

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        The Western Hemisphere]

      1674, but reprinted Canton, 1860]., [Beijing, - Canton Printing of the Western Part of Verbiest's seminal world map Xylograph, printed on 3 sheets, the southern polar landmass embellished with animals, the spandrels with large lozenges with text descriptions. The western hemisphere of one of the largest world maps ever printed. Verbiest's original is as rare as its forerunner produced by Matteo Ricci at Beijing in 1602 (or its now-lost predecessors). This reprint is almost as rare. A remarkable piece of printing by the Jesuits in China, published to mark their official return to favour. Beginning with Ricci at the end of the sixteenth century, the Jesuits were really only tolerated in China as scientific advisers and were not allowed to embark on a general mission throughout the country, nevertheless the influence at the imperial court of Ricci's successor, Adam Schall von Bell aroused the jealousy of imperial agents who, on the pretext of the Jesuits supposedly preparing the way for Portuguese occupation, in 1664 had Schall von Bell and five assistants sentenced to death. Schall von Bell was reprieved, but his Chinese assistants were executed and all the priests in China, were rounded up in Canton with a view to being expelled. It wasn't until 1667 when the young Emperor K'ang-Hsi began to take a hand in the affairs of government and made friends with Schall's successor, Ferdinand Verbiest, that the measures taken against the Christians were rescinded and the position of the Fathers made secure. The 1674 original is reproduced in 'Europa und die Kaiser' (Frankfurt, 1985), at p.109-111. A Canton version c.1860 is reproduced (in error for the original), in 'Chine Ciel et Terre' (Gent, 1982), at p.408-409.

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        Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l'Empire, d'après les Aquarelles de?

      - 20 steel engravings finely colored by hand. 1 p.l., [3]-7 pp. Oblong folio, orig. publisher's cloth (extremities slightly worn), upper cover gilt. Paris: H. Plon, [1860]. First edition of this scarce ensemble of beautifully colored engravings illustrating momentous battles during France's Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Preceded by accounts of the battles, the 20 finely executed colored plates provide landscape views of the Siege of Toulon (1793), the Siege of Saragosa (1809), the Battle of Talavera (1809), the Battle of Paris (1814), Waterloo (1815), among others. Altogether, these illustrations trace the rise and fall of Napoleon over the course of more than 20 years. The plates are after watercolors by Théodore Jung (1803-65), a famous historical and military painter, many of whose works were made for the Ministry of War. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1834 until 1864. The three engravers involved, Joseph Duron(d) (b. 1816), Charles Lalaisse (b. 1811), and Adolphe Rouargue (b. 1810), were frequent exhibitors at the Salon and noted for their landscape engravings. Fine copy. Inoffensive spotting on text pages, plates in near-perfect condition. Inscription on front paste-down: "Offert par la Société Anonyme des Mines de sel et Salines de Rosières Sarangeville." Later inscription to Charles Biff. ? Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. 4, p. 1423 (Durond); Vol. 7, p. 1002 (Jung); Vol. 8, p. 325 (Lalaisse); & Vol. 11, p. 1458 (A. Rouargue). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chair carved by Putiki Māori and presented to Reverend Richard Taylor as a personal gift

      [Whanganui : William James Harding, probably between 1860 and 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 205 x 130 mm, on its original nineteenth century album page, contemporary inscription above image '2. Calabash & Maorie chair with arms, box & idol'; the albumen print has lost some contrast, and has a short tear at the lower right edge which was probably made when the print was laid down. The Reverend Richard Taylor's chair is now held in the Whanganui Regional Museum, which describes this significant object as follows: 'Chair carved by Putiki Maori and presented to Reverend Richard Taylor as a personal gift about 1844. This extraordinary missionary served in Wanganui from 1843 to 1873. He was dedicated to his mission, a prolific writer, collector, arbitrator between Mäori and European, naturalist and advisor to governors. His collection includes this carved chair made for him by members of his congregation, a taiaha described in 1843 as his staff and support, a collection of rare godsticks from this region, exquisite kaitaka paepaeroa or prestige cloaks, and a rare potae taua or mourning cap.' (Whanganui Regional Museum) The negative of this rare and important photograph is held in the National Library of New Zealand, where it forms part of a collection of negatives by early Whanganui photographer William James Harding (Chair carved by Putiki Maori and presented to Reverend Richard Taylor as a personal gift. NLNZ Ref: 1/1-000043-G). Harding worked as a photographer in Whanganui from 1856 until 1889. In this photograph taken in Harding's studio, the photographer, almost certainly in consultation with Rev. Taylor, has arranged three of Taylor's Māori staffs to stand behind the chair; on the left is a tewhatewha, and on the right a taiaha. A patu is balanced on the central back panel. On the seat are two waka huia (treasure boxes), and a gourd (or calabash) is placed on the floor before the chair.

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        Cherokee Testament

      American Bible Society, New York 1860 - Protected in plastic sleeve. Red leather decorative blind-stamped boards w/ gilt titling on spine / No DJ. Square tight binding w/ wear to edges, rubbing to boards and chips missing along most of spine. Publ date on Title Pg (presumed 1st ed), Cherokee syllabary, double-column format, text clean, bright and unmarked throughout on age-toned pages w/ some brittleness. The first portion of the Bible (John 3) was translated into the Cherokee language in 1824 by native Cherokee, At-see. The first printing of a portion of the Bible in the Cherokee language appeared in the 'Missionary Herald' issue December 1827 and consisted of the first verse of Gensis. Verses of the Bible continued to be translated to the Cherokee language through 1859 and, in 1860, all verses were combined and published in whole for the first time by the American Bible Society. This is a worn but handsome copy of this historical work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d’Apollon, au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palais de Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine.

      Paris 1860 - Bérain, Jean, Chauveau, François & François Le Moyne.(artists) Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d’Apollon, au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palais de Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine. [Paris c1860] Large 4to. (Overall size 485x 400mm; plate size 360 x 252mm.) 29 engraved plates (28 numbered) by by Jean Bérain, François Chauveau, and François Le Moyne. Title engraved by G[érard] J[ean] B[aptiste] Scotin after Jean Bérain is dated 1710. Half morocco, 19th century marbled boards. A selection of ornamental detail of painted decorative panels in the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre and the royal apartments in the Tuilleries palace in the final years of the reign of Louis XIV. Plates 2 – 12 engraved and drawn by Jean Bérain (1640-1711) depict trumeaux and ceilings in the Apollo Gallery; plates 13-25 engraved and drawn by François Chauveau (1613-1676) represent the ornamental doors of the Gallery; plates 26-29 engraved and drawn by François Le Moyne (1638-1713) with details of panels in the Grand apartments of the Tuilleries Palace. artments of the Tuilleries Palace. The restored Apollo Gallery became the first royal gallery under Louis XIV and later a model for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Outer edges of margins occasionally with light traces of age staining, otherwise in very good condition. Cf. Guilmard, Les maitres ornamentistes, 880, no 29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life, Trial, Confession and Execution of Albert W Hicks, The.

      1860 - "His Execution, In the Sight of Hundreds of Vessels, Was in the Best Maritime Tradition" [Trial]. Hicks, Albert W. [c.1820-1860], Defendant. Fowler, L[orenzo] N[iles] [1811-1896]. The Life, Trial, Confession and Execution of Albert W. Hicks, The Pirate and Murderer, Executed on Bedloe's Island, New York Bay, On the 13th of July, 1860, For the Murder of Capt. Burr, Smith and Oliver Watts, On Board the Oyster Sloop E.A. Johnson. Containing the History of His Life (Written by Himself) From Childhood up to the Time of His Arrest. With a Full Account of His Piracies, Murders, Mutinies, High-Way Robberies, Etc. Comprising the Particulars of Nearly One Hundred Murders! To Which is Added the Account of His Arrest, Imprisonment, Trial and Execution: Also, His Phrenological Character, As Described by L.N. Fowler. New York: Robert M. De Witt, [1860]. [vi], [7]-84 pp. 8 plates of woodcuts. Verso of front wrapper and rear wrapper have publisher advertisements. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling, some edgewear to wrappers, which are partially detached, spine worn away at ends, binding slightly cocked. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. $750. * Only edition, one of two issues, the other with 68 pp. "Hicks was a triple murderer, but only technically a pirate. He was a member of the crew of an oyster sloop, and he chopped up the captain and two crew members in lower New York Bay, but being in the ebb and flow of the tide, it was technically a crime on the high seas and a federal offense. The little money he took got him to Providence, where he was caught. His execution in New York Harbor, in the sight of hundreds of vessels, was in the best maritime tradition (McDade). A notable feature of this account is the "psychological" profile by Fowler, the notable phrenologist, based on a post-mortem study of Hicks's skull and digestive organs. OCLC locates 10 copies in North American law libraries. McDade, The Annals of Murder 473. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l'Empire, d'après les Aquarelles de…

      20 steel engravings finely colored by hand. 1 p.l., [3]-7 pp. Oblong folio, orig. publisher's cloth (extremities slightly worn), upper cover gilt. Paris: H. Plon, [1860]. First edition of this scarce ensemble of beautifully colored engravings illustrating momentous battles during France's Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Preceded by accounts of the battles, the 20 finely executed colored plates provide landscape views of the Siege of Toulon (1793), the Siege of Saragosa (1809), the Battle of Talavera (1809), the Battle of Paris (1814), Waterloo (1815), among others. Altogether, these illustrations trace the rise and fall of Napoleon over the course of more than 20 years. The plates are after watercolors by Théodore Jung (1803-65), a famous historical and military painter, many of whose works were made for the Ministry of War. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1834 until 1864. The three engravers involved, Joseph Duron(d) (b. 1816), Charles Lalaisse (b. 1811), and Adolphe Rouargue (b. 1810), were frequent exhibitors at the Salon and noted for their landscape engravings. Fine copy. Inoffensive spotting on text pages, plates in near-perfect condition. Inscription on front paste-down: "Offert par la Société Anonyme des Mines de sel et Salines de Rosières Sarangeville." Later inscription to Charles Biff. ❧ Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. 4, p. 1423 (Durond); Vol. 7, p. 1002 (Jung); Vol. 8, p. 325 (Lalaisse); & Vol. 11, p. 1458 (A. Rouargue).

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        [WINE] French wines and vineyards : and the way to find them.

      London : Houlston and Wright 1860. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth (lightly rubbed and faded) with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, title page with small ownership signature dated 1894, xv, 240 pp, internally bright and clean with some pages uncut; a near fine copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (State Library of Victoria; State Library of South Australia).

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        Bad Elster. - Städterose.

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Stahstich, um 1860. 23,5 x 23,5 cm (Städterose) / 8,7 x 14,3 cm (Umschlag). Mit dekorativen Briefumschlag. Auf dem Umschlag unterhalb der Abbildung des Königspaar mit Allegorie mit der Angabe "C. Adler. Fabrik von Druckarbeiten Hamburg" beschriftet. Auf der Vorder- sowie Rückseite der Rose mit der Angabe "C. Adler / Fabrik u. Verlag von Druckarbeiten / Hamburg" versehen. Einzelne Darstellungen jeweils unterhalb betitelt. - Die Städterose ist ein typisches Souvenir des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist mit einer Farblithographie zweier Rosen, die auf das Blatt kaschiert wurde, verziert. Auf der Vorderseite sind zu sehen - von unten links nach rechts unten und von der oberen Reihe zur unteren: Adorf, Marienbrunnen, Badeplatz, Bad Elster von der Mittagsseite, Schule und Kirche, Markneukirchen, Neuberg, die Hotels Vier Jahreszeiten, Sächsischer Hof, Wettiner Hof und Zum Kronprinzen, Mühlhausen. Auf der Rückseite sind zu sehen - im Uhrzeigersinn und oben nach unten: Carolaruhe, Schwedenschanze, Hoher Stein b. Erlbach und b. Rossbach, Haus Apollo, Hotel zum Deutschen Haus, Friedrichstein und Albertshöhe. Die Hotels Bergschlösschen, Stadt Dresden, Minerva, Belle-Vue, Blaue Kugel, Flora, Prinz von Preussen und zum Schweizerhaus. - Minimale Alterungsspuren. Insgesamt im gutem Erhaltungszustand. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bad Kösen (Naumburg). - Städterose. - "Rose von Kösen an der Saale".

      - Historische Ortsansichten. Stahlstich, um 1860. 22,6 x 22,8 cm (Blatt) / 7,9 x 14,4 cm (Umschlag). Auf dem Umschlag betitelt. Unterhalb der Abbildungen der Dichter jeweils mit Namen beschriftet. Auf der Vorder- sowie Rückseite mit der Angabe "C. Adler / Fabrik u. Verlag von Druckarbeiten / Hamburg" versehen. Einzelne Darstellungen jeweils unterhalb betitelt. - Die Städterose ist ein typisches Souvenir des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist mit einer Farblithographie zweier Rosen, die auf das Blatt kaschiert wurde, verziert. Auf der Vorderseite sind zu sehen - von unten links nach rechts unten und von der oberen Reihe zur unteren: Freiburg a. U. Schönburg, Kirche zu Schulpforte, Lindenstraße in Kösen, Saalhäuser, Badehaus in Kösen, Bürgergarten, Felsenkeller, Waldschlösschen, Kursaal, Almrich und Kuchengarten. Auf der Rückseite sind zu sehen - im Uhrzeigersinn und oben nach unten: Naumburg, je zwei Ansichten von Schulpforte, Bad Kösen und Rudelsburg, Schloss Gosseck, Naumburger Dom, Klopstocks Quelle, Göttersitz, das Gasthaus zum Muthigen Ritter, Wellenbäder und Bahnhof in Kösen. - Minimale Alterungsspuren. Insgesamt im gutem Erhaltungszustand. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kapelle mit Prozession im Vordergrund ('Ancient Chapel At Kiedrich').

      - getönte Lithographie v. George Barnard, um 1860, 32,5 x 42,5

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        Autograph letter signed ("V.").

      H[auteville] H[ouse, Guernsey], 9 Feb. [1860]. - 8vo. 3 pp. In French, to Noel Parfait in Paris: "Your kind letter moves me. You are sad and happy at the same time, and it is quite normal. Homeland is sweet but exile is grand. One goes back home but one has to give up one's freedom. I understand the double shock your soul is experiencing. But it does not matter, dear Parfait. You are going to be happy, I have no doubt about that. You are taking into the darkness that prevails in France nowadays the serenity of a proud conscience and the satisfaction of having overcome the ordeal. You will feel respectable among all the despicable people. That is an austere kind of joy but it is indeed a joy. Thank you for all the details you gave me. I congratulate and envy Dumas, who was able to help you and ensure that you will have enough to live on in Paris. That, plus all the intelligence, style, grace, talent and virtue that you have! I assure you that you are going to do very well. I am sorry for H.M. the world's biggest scoundrel [H.M. stands for His Majesty, most likely Louis-Napoleon], but there is going to be one successful honest man in Paris. I already know seven or eight of them, maybe nine, and that will make ten with you. Our friend must be in Brussels at the moment. Tell him that I am going to answer his letter and ask him to send me, in the meantime, the issue of l'lndependance (by mail, since it costs two sous there and six francs here) in which my note on George Sand was printed. Also, I would like to have his address in Brussels [ ]". In a postscript, Hugo as added, "Would you be so kind as to have the first of the two letters I am enclosing handed over to Bance, whose address I do not know, and mail the second one in Brussels? Sorry and many thanks". - In February 1860, Hugo was still living in exile on Guernsey, still writing about the darkness that prevails in France and the world's greatest scoundrel. It was an exile that had begun in December 1851 when a coup d'etat took place in France, which eventually resulted in the Second Empire under Napoleon III, and it did not end until the return of liberty and the reconstitution of the republic on 4 September 1870. However, his exile had recently become a voluntary gesture and an act of pride, a time to stand against Louis Napoleon. On 15 August 1859 (the birth of Napoleon I), Napoleon III offered an amnesty to exiles, which was accepted by some, but not Hugo. In a poem, "Ultima verba", he marked his decision, stating "No one will suppose that I personally can take any notice of the thing called an amnesty. In the present condition of France, protest - absolute, inflexible, eternal protest - that is my duty. True to the engagements I have made with my conscience, I shall share the exile of freedom to the end. When freedom returns, I shall return". The truth of the matter was that Hugo could not return during the reign of Napoleon III without inflicting a deep wound on his pride, and he could not resign himself to that. He was also well aware of the status and commercial value of banishment, even though the banishment was now self-imposed. The personal defiance of Napoleon III, the deliberate choice of martyrdom, gave Hugo a new heroic dimension. - With integral address leaf.

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        Oceanie et Australie cinquieme partie du monde

      Paris : Bouasse-Lebel, [c 1860]. Engraved map, 31 x 43cm, with hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected to form a jigsaw puzzle, original backing paper, a few stains, complete. A charming puzzle map of Oceania. The maps were usually unbound sheets from an atlas.

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        Der Gold- und Silberarbeiter'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Schreiber in Esslingen, um 1860, 30,5 x 36,5 Zeigt mittig eine Werkstattdarstellung umgeben von Arbeitsgeräten und Produkten des Juweliers.

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        Der Buchbinder'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Schreiber/Esslingen, um 1860, 30,5 x 36,5

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        Der Schreiner'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Schreiber/Esslingen, um 1860, 32 x 36,5 Mittig Werkstattdarstellung umgeben von Werkzeugen und Produkten des Schreiners.

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        Der Schuhmacher'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Schreiber in Esslingen, um 1860, 31 x 36,5 Mittig Schuhmacherwerkstätte umgeben von Werkzeugen und Produkten des Schusters.

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        (München 1821 - 1874). Vier Katzen. Öl auf Holz, um 1860. Oben links signiert. 19,5 x 14 cm. Im breiten ornamentalen Goldrahmen.

       1860 Der aus einer bedeutenden Münchner Maler-Familie stammende Julius Adam ist der jüngste Sohn des Schlachten-, Porträt- und Genremalers Albrecht Adam, bei dem er auch sein Handwerk lernte. Er war Maler, lithographierte die Werke seines Vaters und seiner Brüder und studierte außerdem Mechanik. Zusammen mit Joseph Albert erarbeitete er ein neues Verfahren, um auf Metallplatten einen künstlerischen Schnelldruck zu erzeugen, dies erlangte später als \'Lichtdruck\' durch J.B. Obernetter Berühmtheit. Sein Sohn Julius Anton erlangte Ende des Jahrhunderts durch seine zahlreichen hochwertigen Katzenbilder große Bekanntheit.- Minutiös ausgeführtes Porträt von vier Katzenkinder, die durch den kreisrunden Ausstieg ihres Stalles gleichsam wie durch ein Fenster ihre Umgebung beobachten.- Beim Auktionshaus Christie\'s in London wurde am 9. November 2011 ein ähnliches Gemälde und Motiv des Künstlers versteigert.- Verso mit altem Aufkleber mit handschriftlichem Datum (?) von alter Hand \'21 / 6. 65\' sowie Bleistift monogrammiert (?): \'E A F\'.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        De la pêche sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique et des établissements les plus utiles aux progrès de cette industrie

      1860 - [8]-302-[1] pp., 1 grande Paris, Béthune et Arthus Bertrand, 1860, in-8, [8]-302-[1] pp, 1 grande carte hors texte dépliante, 1 plan dans le texte, demi-toile chagrinée bleue, Édition originale de cet ouvrage peu commun. Les chapitres III et IV donnent la description de la pêche en Afrique de l'Ouest et soulignent la supériorité de celle-ci par rapport à la pêche en Terre-Neuve. Carte dépliante de la partie Nord-ouet de l'Afrique avec indication des stations de pêche et des sècheries. Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880) est également connu pour son Essai historique sur l'île de Cuba à l'époque de la découverte (1846). Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris. Quelques rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [TASMANIA] A daguerreotype portrait of a woman wearing a bonnet and Paisley pattern dress, identified as "Mary Ann Fielding of Australia"

      [Australia? : s.n., circa 1860]. Ninth plate daguerreotype, exposed image 56 x 43 mm, still sealed in its original pressed copper mat and frame, 71 x 55 mm; verso with the original leather backing inscribed in an early twentieth century hand 'Mary Ann Fielding of Australia. Mother's namesake'; original string for suspension; the daguerreotype is intact, with scattered tarnishing beneath the cover glass and a mild rose hue from oxidation. If this is indeed an Australian daguerreotype, there is a strong possibility it has a Tasmanian connection. We have tentatively identified the subject as Mary Ann Fielding (née Harvey, 1823-1863). Her obituary appeared in the Launceston Examiner, 16 July 1863: "At her residence, Exton, July 11, 1863, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of J.J. Fielding, aged 39 years." The style of dress she is wearing dates the photograph to around 1860 - relatively late for a daguerreotype - which would mean she was in her late thirties when the likeness was taken. Following her death, Mary Ann's husband, James Fielding, married Ann Clarke. They had a daughter, also called Mary Ann, who was clearly named in honour of her father's first wife. This explains the "namesake" reference in the later inscription on the back of the daguerreotype. The younger Mary Ann was born in Exton on 26 April 1869 and died on 8 July 1945 in Yolla, Tasmania. She married George Edward Dobson (born Exton, 12 July 1872; died Yolla, Tasmania, 1 April 1945) on 26 April 1899 in Port Frederick (Devonport). The couple had five children: Ethel Nellie, Kathleen Mary, Hazel, Stanley and Henry James, one of whom presumably wrote the inscription identifying the subject as "mother's namesake". (Since they were all issue of James Fielding's second wife, they were not related by blood to the first Mary Ann). George and Mary Ann Dobson resided in Penguin, Smithton and Elliott before settling in Yolla in the 1920's. Both are buried in the Penguin General Cemetery. As the daguerreotype was sourced from an American collection, we postulate that it was taken to the United States at some point in the early twentieth century by one of George and Mary Ann Dobson's five children, a fact which would account for the inclusion of the modifier "of Australia" in the inscription.

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        Ein Polarbär im arktischen Eismeer - Portrait of an Polar Bear on an Ice Floe in the Arctic

      vom Künstler signiert - - Grosses Gemälde mit dem Porträt eines Eisbären auf einer Eisscholle in der Arktis, bei Grönland, ca. 1860-70. Wollstickerei mit Seidenapplikationen, 64 x 89 cm / mit Rahmen 74 x 99,5 cm. Signiert unten links "H. Koch", guter und originaler Zustand, im dem originalen Rahmen. Weitere Infos und Fotos auf Anfrage per Email (oder Sie rufen uns an) Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Informationen. Please contact us for more information. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        19th century album amicorum of 42 loose sheets in a silk-covered box.

      [s.i.], [n.pl.] 1860 - The box contains several small watercolour paintings, pencil sketches, three pieces of embriodery and a number of manuscript verses/poems/greetings. The box probably belonged to to Stephania Gerrietta Johanna (Stephanie) Brocx, born 1810, died 1880. Author(s): Various artists. Illustrated by: Most of the works are signed. Many are friends and family by names of Brocx and Van Andel. Others include U.J. Lautsz, Van Oosten Slingeland (perhaps Daniel), L.H.J. Wollweber and O. Wollweber (who made a landscape with the inscription "in mijne Krijgsgevangenschap vervaardigt" ('Made during my time as prisoner of war'). As many of the contributors signed as Officers of the artillery, our guess is that mrs. Van Andel's husband was a military man. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Parallele des Principaux Theatres Modernes de l'Europe et les Machines Theatrales Francaises, Allemandes et Anglaises. Dessins par Clement Contant. du Theatre Imperial et dl'Opera.

      Paris, A.Levy. 1860 - A single very substantial large folio, original half morocco, original slipcase (the latter just scratched). Often found with text and plates bound separately in 2 volumes, this exceptional First Edition has text and the 133 engraved plates (as called for) interleaved. A book often found damaged or badly incomplete, this is sound, and internally fresh. The finest survey of Nineteenth Century theatrical architecture, valued not only for the construction of the magnificent buildings, but for its demonstration of scenery and production mechanics. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tsar Nicholas II decree - punishment for selling wine

      St. Petersburg 1860 - In good conditon. 8 p. Official publication of Russian tsar's decree.

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        A History of British Birds (Six Volumes)

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1860-1862. Second edition. Blindstamped, and gilt stamped, decorated cloth. Near Fine. 4to. 26 by 17 cm. With 358 hand-colored plates of birds. Cloth bindings with different gilt impressed bird images on each of the volumes. Occasional light foxing (in the fore-edges and prelims mainly). Minor wear along spine tips (a few miniscule closed tears). Generally the bindings are in wonderful condition, with the gilt decoration bright and vivid, and the set has a stunning shelf presence as a result. Overall, a beautiful copy of a standard, and classic, ornithological plate book.

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        [GOLD RUSH] Welcome Nugget

      Chromolithographic advertising label, c 1860, for Welcome Nugget tobacco (270 x 270 mm, some minor toning to margins and very small amount of silverfish damage at right edge, not affecting image), with imprint lower left:T.C. Williams Co. Manufacturers. Virginia, U.S.A.; framed.A gold miner with pick and shovel holds aloft an enormous gold nugget, and exclaims : Jack, look at this. A further printed caption lower right reads: As the Welcome Nugget, weighing 2217 ounces, exceeds in purity and value any lump of gold ever found, so this brand surpasses in quality any tobacco made. This is a reference to the Welcome Nugget,discovered at Bakery Hill, Ballarat in 1858, and weighing 71.3 kilograms, at the time the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. (It has only ever been surpassed in weight by the Welcome Stranger, unearthed in 1869, also on the central Victorian goldfields). The claim for its discovery was made by a group of 22 Cornish miners. After being assayed in Melbourne, the nugget was sold for ten-and-a-half thousand pounds sterling, and exhibited in Sydney before being taken to London, where it was displayed at the Crystal Palace exhibition. It was melted down shortly afterwards and the precious metal was used to mint gold sovereigns. This American commercial label graphically illustrates the extent to which gold fever had gripped the world after the rushes in Victoria (1850s) and New South Wales (1860s) had followed the earlier Californian rush (1848-1855).

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        My diary in India in the year 1858-9

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, London 1860 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 408; xi, [1], 420; folding map, 12 tinted lithograph plates; original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt lettering on spines; some foxing (affects the margins of the plates but the images themselves are relatively clean); a very good, sound copy. Abbey, Travel, 491: "Russell was, of course, the famous war correspondent who made his reputation by his dispatches from the Crimea. He was knighted in 1895." The Abbey copy was bound in half calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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