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2018-05-16 16:23:27
DARWIN, Charles.
Second edition, second issue, fifth thousand. 8vo. x, 502 pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, endpapers and all edges marbled, early armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Folding table. Some mild rubbing to the extremities, very good overall.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop [UK]
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2018-05-16 15:56:04
WILLS Alfred
a Summer Home among the Alps: together with some excursions among the Great Glaciers. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. in-8, pp. (4), XVIII, (2), 328, legatura d'amatore in mezza pelle e angoli avana, fregi e titolo in oro al dorso, tagli decorati. Con 2 carte geogr. e 12 magnifiche litografie a colori f.t. con suggestive vedute inc. da Hanhart, per lo più dai disegni della sfortunata moglie dell'autore (ricordata in un elegante foglio di dedica inserito nei preliminari). Prima edizione di questa rara ed importante opera, «récits de courses dans la vallée du Haut-Giffre, au Mont-Blanc (in compagnia di J. Tyndall) et au Mont-Rose. Cet ouvrage raconte également les péripéties de la construction du ''Nid d'Aigle'' dans le cirque des Fonds» (Perret), lo chalet dell'autore, ''probabilmente primo esempio di seconda casa, costruita in montagna con lo scopo di trascorrervi le vacanze'' (Réan). Il secondo cap. contiene interessanti notizie su Jacques Balmat, uno dei celebri conquistatori del Monte Bianco, misteriosamente scomparso su quelle montagne nel 1834. Ottimo esemplare. Perret 4584: «L'édition originale est rare, et la seconde édition est peu courante. Les deux sont très recherchées». Garimoldi n. 47. Réan p. 141. Mathews 319. Meckly 219. Durio 1967. ACL 339. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco [Torino, Italy]
2018-05-16 02:54:02
Charles Darwin
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1860. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1860. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Issue of the American Edition. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth. Very Good. The front free end paper is missing and there is wear to the head and foot of the spine and some wear to the corners. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST STATE with two notices opposite the title page. The fold out map is present and is nice shape Original green pebbled binding with minor soiling to the back board. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar [U.S.A.]
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2018-05-16 02:54:02
HOOKER, J.D.
London, Lovell Reeve, 1860. 2 volumes. 4to (315 x 245mm). pp viii, v-vii, cxxviii, 18, 359; pp. (4), 422, with 200 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, both vols with repairs to spine. The work was published as volume 3 of 'The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage'. The first volume 'Flora Antarctica' was published in 2 parts. The second volume 'Flora Novae-Zelandiae' was published in 2 parts and the final 3rd volume 'Flora Tasmaniae' was also published in 2 parts. The first part deals with Dicotyledons and the second part with Monocotyledons and Acotyledons. All sections are rare but the present 'Flora Tasmaniae' is by far the rarest."In 'Flora Tasmaniae' Hooker's introductory essay on the relationships, phytogeography and other botanical issues is historically one of the most valuable published on Australia's flora. It was written at the time of the debate and controversy over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of species. Darwin and Hooker collaborated, and Hooker's observations in the essay certainly support Darwin's theory. It is interesting to note that the Tasmanian Government provided the funds to assist the publication of this important essay" (H. Hewson, Australia. 300 years of botanical illustration p. 112). Hooker's 'Flora Tasmaniae' was the first published case study supporting Charles Darin's theory of natural selection (see E. Cave, Flora Tasmaniae 2016). Hooker spent nearly 6 months in Tasmania. The 'Flora Tasmaniae' is dedicated to Ronald Campell and William Archer, who greatly helped Hooker with their knowledge of the Tasmanian flora … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
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2018-05-14 07:31:04
TRISTRAM, H. B. [Henry Baker];
London, John Murray, 1860, First edition. 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xiv, [i, list of illus], 435, 32 [publisher's ads dated Dec. 1860] pp, complete with 11 plates including frontis of Oasis of El Kantara, 2 folding colored maps including large one at end (short tear), other illus, title page vignette. orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, part of spine cloth is lightened, bookplate removed from endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good overall, interior clean & near fine, inscribed by author 'with the author's best regards'. The author had travelled extensively in the middle east, Holy Land and North Africa. After describing his detailed preparations, the author describes his travels south from Algiers through northwest Africa, with much on the peoples, conditions, customs, celebrations, feasts, ruins, language, etc. The appendices including mammals, birds, reptiles, mollusca, plants collected, geology, geography, history of the Sahara. One of the maps shows caravan routes, the large map shows author's route in red.
Bookseller: Horizon Books [CA]
2018-05-14 07:31:03
MCLEOD, Lyons;
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1860, First edition. 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, viii, 341; vi, 347, 16 [ publisher's ads] pp, frontis in each volume, including a colored seaside lithographed view of Mozambique and engraved portrait, engraved vignette on each title page, folding map (tear at stub). original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges a little rubbed, small erasure on spine, endpaper signature, unobtrusive and light library blind-stamps, clean very good set. Mendelssohn I, 961: 'Some account of the Cape Colony and of St Lucia, Zululand, Delagoa Bay, and the Portuguese settlements on the East Coast of Africa, together with a description of Mozambique and some details respecting the slave traffic. A full narrative is given of the seizure of the Charles et Georges, and of the subsequent attack of the Negroes on the British Consulate.' Abbey Travel 277. There are detailed appendices on trees, timber, position of Ophir.
Bookseller: Horizon Books [CA]
2018-05-13 07:13:06
North-China Herald Extraordinary and James Bruce Lord of Elgin and Kincardine
Shanghai, 1860. Shanghai. Very Good. 1860. Newspaper clipping suffering some foxing and stain to bottom of leaf. Includes proclamation dated 11/20/1860 regarding the "re-establishment of peace" between the British and Chinese empires, and introducing the publication, for general information, of the "Convention of Peace between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" dated 10/24/1860 which modifies parts of the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin/Tienjin; and the (truncated) "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" originally dated 6/26/1858 printed with ratifications exchanged 10/24/1860. ; 13 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.; 1 pages .
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-05-12 06:36:54
HOOKER, J.D.
London, Lovell Reeve, 1860. 2 volumes. 4to (315 x 245mm). pp viii, v-vii, cxxviii, 18, 359; pp. (4), 422, with 200 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, both vols with repairs to spine. The work was published as volume 3 of 'The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage'. The first volume 'Flora Antarctica' was published in 2 parts. The second volume 'Flora Novae-Zelandiae' was published in 2 parts and the final 3rd volume 'Flora Tasmaniae' was also published in 2 parts. The first part deals with Dicotyledons and the second part with Monocotyledons and Acotyledons. All sections are rare but the present 'Flora Tasmaniae' is by far the rarest."In 'Flora Tasmaniae' Hooker's introductory essay on the relationships, phytogeography and other botanical issues is historically one of the most valuable published on Australia's flora. It was written at the time of the debate and controversy over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of species. Darwin and Hooker collaborated, and Hooker's observations in the essay certainly support Darwin's theory. It is interesting to note that the Tasmanian Government provided the funds to assist the publication of this important essay" (H. Hewson, Australia. 300 years of botanical illustration p. 112). Hooker's 'Flora Tasmaniae' was the first published case study supporting Charles Darin's theory of natural selection (see E. Cave, Flora Tasmaniae 2016). Hooker spent nearly 6 months in Tasmania. The 'Flora Tasmaniae' is dedicated to Ronald Campell and William Archer, who greatly helped Hooker with their knowledge of the Tasmanian flora … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
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2018-05-11 06:41:17
[Photography]
[Nashville?], 1860. Very good condition. A striking full plate tintype portrait of a serious young boy, perhaps only 5 years old, dressed in military style in a gray great coat, standing with one arm resting on the back of a couch, and one leg crossed in front. Double breasted great coats such as this one were issued during the Civil War to be worn over a uniform during the winter, and featured stand up collars and double rows of buttons on the breast and a large cape. The cape either came to the elbow for infantry men or to the wrist for cavalry men. This boy's cape extends to just above his sleeve cuff, suggesting it was styled after a Confederate cavalry great coat. A name signed in ink at the top right side, "Tracy". The cheeks hand colored and highlighted with pink, and his hair hand colored blonde. A whole plate image, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2". The four corners hand trimmed to accommodate framing. Vestiges of paper attached to the verso.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2018-05-11 06:28:53
North-China Herald Extraordinary and James Bruce Lord of Elgin and Kincardine
Shanghai, 1860. Shanghai. Very Good. 1860. Newspaper clipping suffering some foxing and stain to bottom of leaf. Includes proclamation dated 11/20/1860 regarding the "re-establishment of peace" between the British and Chinese empires, and introducing the publication, for general information, of the "Convention of Peace between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" dated 10/24/1860 which modifies parts of the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin/Tienjin; and the (truncated) "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" originally dated 6/26/1858 printed with ratifications exchanged 10/24/1860. ; 13 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.; 1 pages .
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-05-11 06:03:35
1 album oblong in-folio [38 x , 1860-1890, , 1 album oblong in-folio [38 x 27,5 cm], 30 épreuves contrecollées sur papier fort monté sur onglet, demi-maroquin noir à coins de l'époque, dos orné de caissons fleuronnés, titre en doré répété au premier plat, plats de maroquin bordeaux filetés, Album touristique de voyage comprenant 30 vues prises dans les années 1860-1890. L'album s'ouvre sur une carte postale colorisée à la main intitulée "Tirol" avec un groupe de 3 personnes en habit traditionnel tyrolien, avec la mention : "Fr. Unterberger - Innsbruck*. Viennent ensuite 29 tirages sur papier albuminé [en moyenne 26,5 x 21 cm], la plupart des clichés portent un numéro et une légende imprimés en blanc dans le négatif : - Franzenshöhe, Trafoi (Italie) - Hôtel à Trafoi g.d. Ferner (Tyrol du sud) - Hôtel Tre Croci, Ampezzo (région autonome du Frioul-Vénétie, Italie) - Gossensass (Colle Isarco, Tyrol du sud) - Innsbruck (capitale du Tyrol) - vue intérieure de La Hofkirche, église gothique à Innsbruck - Femme dans une barque sur le lac d'Achensee - Autriche, "Zell am See G.D. stein Meer" - Autriche, "Kesselfall" - Salzburg - Berchtesgaden - Bergwerk-Ausfahrt (sortie de la mine de Sel Ferdinand Berg.) - barque sur le lac de Königssee - Bad Ischl, vue générale avec Traunthal - 2 vues d'Hallstatt : village avec le lac et chutes d'eau - Autriche, "Gmunden Vom Calvarienberg" - Vienne, (hôtel de ville) "Das Rathhaus" - Vienne, panorama - Vienne, "die Stephanskirche"(Cathédrale St-Etienne) : cliché n°28 d'Oscar Kramer** - "Wien : k. u. k. Naturhistorisches Hof-Museum", cliché A. Wimmer** … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2018-05-11 05:50:53
Paderewski, Ignaz
Polish pianist, composer and politician (1860-1941), a star pianist in his time, and also composer and politician. Large signed photo, an original by Hartsook, San Francisco-Los Angeles, mounted on a cardboard to a total size of 11 x 13.75 inches (photo is 7.5 x 9.5 inches). Boldly signed by Paderewski on the mat, minor crease on the mat, over the lower right corner, rough edges all around, otherwise in very good condition.
Bookseller: Tamino Autographs [United States]
2018-05-10 02:04:28
Goupil (and) Horace Vernet (and) Jean-Pierre Thenot (and) Casimer-Lefebvre
Desloges, Paris, 1860. 1/2 leather with paper-covered patterned brown boards. Five raised bands Book 1: 62 (2) pp., no illustrations. Books 2: 64 pp., color frontis. Book 3: 47, (1) pp., color frontis. Book 4: 63 (1) pp., color frontis. Book 5: 64 pp, 8 lithographed plates including one folding. Book 6: 45 (1) pp, no illustrations. Book 7: 64 pp., no illustrations. Book 1 OCLC: 79238606 and printed in 1860. Book 2 OCLC: 559720315, printed in 1861, has color frontis. Book 3 OCLC: 458269013, color frontis, printed in 1856. Book 4 OCLC: not found in OCLC this edition, color frontis, printed in 1858. Book 5 OCLC: 20138494, bw frontis, printed in 1863. Book 6 OCLC: 170970985, printed in 1864. Book 7 OCLC: 493706457, printing date not shown. An impressive volume describing the practice of different areas of the fine arts in the mid-19th century. Individual copies of these catalogues are difficult to locate, finding them in one volume, and in such favorable condition, is quite fortunate. At some point, long ago, someone with tiny and meticulous penmanship wrote notes on the ffep and a few other places,but by no means are these pervasive. VG-, some wearing of the paper on front cover near edge [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA [Marietta, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-09 23:32:47
[Nashville?], 1860. A striking full plate tintype portrait of a serious young boy, perhaps only 5 years old, dressed in military style in a gray great coat, standing with one arm resting on the back of a couch, and one leg crossed in front. Double breasted great coats such as this one were issued during the Civil War to be worn over a uniform during the winter, and featured stand up collars and double rows of buttons on the breast and a large cape. The cape either came to the elbow for infantry men or to the wrist for cavalry men. This boy's cape extends to just above his sleeve cuff, suggesting it was styled after a Confederate cavalry great coat.A name signed in ink at the top right side, "Tracy". The cheeks hand colored and highlighted with pink, and his hair hand colored blonde.A whole plate image, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2". The four corners hand trimmed to accommodate framing. Vestiges of paper attached to the verso. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA [Garrison, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-05-09 17:09:06
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
London England: (1860). 9 X 7 in.. On offer is an original autograph manuscript quote, written, signed and dated London, 16 June 1860 by Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe a mere year before the onset of the American Civil War. Beecher Stowe is revered as the author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly' and by doing so created the final wave that swept slavery from America. A woman whom Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying "so you were the little woman that started this great war." This is a unique 50 word excerpt, a gem of a quote full of true insight and wisdom, penned on one of her trips, in this case to London, to rally support for the North and inasmuch she almost single handedly turned Britain away from supporting the South by pointing out the fact that Britain had already become anti-slavery. In part: 'Sorrow is Godlike! - sorrow is wise and far seeing....' This is a remarkable relic of the Civil War era, the abolition movement, an important author and historical figure and hero in the fight for justice. VG+.. English. Book Condition: Very Good+
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-05-09 17:08:06
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
London England: (1860). 9 X 7 in.. On offer is an original autograph manuscript quote, written, signed and dated London, 16 June 1860 by Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe a mere year before the onset of the American Civil War. Beecher Stowe is revered as the author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly' and by doing so created the final wave that swept slavery from America. A woman whom Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying "so you were the little woman that started this great war." This is a unique 50 word excerpt, a gem of a quote full of true insight and wisdom, penned on one of her trips, in this case to London, to rally support for the North and inasmuch she almost single handedly turned Britain away from supporting the South by pointing out the fact that Britain had already become anti-slavery. In part: 'Sorrow is Godlike! - sorrow is wise and far seeing....' This is a remarkable relic of the Civil War era, the abolition movement, an important author and historical figure and hero in the fight for justice. VG+.. English. Book Condition: Very Good+
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-05-09 12:55:26
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1860. 51 pages, and blanks. Illustrated throughout, by three artists: E.H. Wehnert (18); E. Duncan (6); Birket Foster (2). A blank leaf (not a tissue guard) follows each leaf of printed text. Elaborate unsigned binding in full leather with gilt to front, rear, spine, and all edges. Marbled endpapers. Page-mark ribbon remains attached. Printed by R. Clay of London. Light rubbing to extremities; binding is sound. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Odd Book (ABAC, ILAB) [Wolfville, NS, Canada]
2018-05-09 01:24:08
AUSTRALIAN OPERA LIBRETTOS.
Melbourne / Sydney, 1860's-1880's. HARD COVER Thick 8vo. or. half leather binding, gilt lettering, raised bands, stamped E.M. Lewis in bottom compartment. OCTAVO SIZE. HARDCOVER. All librettos in very good condition and complete, bar most as noted which are missing the original printed paper covers which were removed to allow the binding of the librettos in one book. #AAA1. Bound volume containing 34 various original nineteenth-century Opera Librettos, all published in Melbourne and Sydney, comprising the following items: * . ***** Rossini's Grand Opera, Semiramide, As given by Lyster';s Grand Opera Company. Melbourne, n.d. (1880's). Cinderella. Sydney, Caxton General Printing Office, n.d. lacks covers. William Tell. Melbourne, E. Bell, Steam Printer. lacks covers. Rossini's Comic Opera, The Barber of Seville. Sydney, Mason, Lewis & Mitchell, n.d. Norma. Melbourne, Bell, n.d. lacks covers. La Sonnambula. No place, n.d. lacks covers. The Opera Libretto, Donizetti's Grand Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, as given by Lyster's Grand Opera Company. Melbourne, Robert Bell, n.d. La Favorita. Melbourne, Abbott & Co., n.d. lacks covers. Lucrezia Borgia. Melbourne, E. Bell, n.d. lacks covers. Don Pasquale. Melbourne, E. Bell, n.d. lacks covers. La Fille du Regiment. Melbourne, Abbott & Co., n.d. lacks covers. Cav. Gaetano Donizetti's Comic Opera, Elixir of Love, in three acts. Melbourne, Abbott & Co., 1865. La Traviata: The Lost One.). An opera in three acts, music by Verdi. Melbourne, R. Bell, n.d. Ernani. Sydney, n.d. lacks covers. Un Ballo in Maschera: (The Masked Ball. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Book Searchers [Newtown, NSW, Australia]
2018-05-08 04:41:51
ADAM, Albert, illustrator; ROSTAING, Jules
Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Fr�res, 1860. Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, 1860. With Twenty-Four Superb Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting All Species of Animals [ADAM, Albert, illustrator]. ROSTAING, Jules. Le Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes. Dessiné et Lithographié par A. Adam. Accompagné d'une histoire De Tous Les Animaux Que Possède La Ménagerie par Jules Rostaing. Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, [1860]. First edition. Large oblong quarto (10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches; 259 x 343 mm.). [iv], 30, [1, table], [1, blank] pp. Twenty four superb hand-colored lithograph plates, heightened with gum arabic and with multiple images. Some light foxing to text leaves only, the plates bright and clean. Publisher's black pebble-grain cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, lower cover with center blind-stamped decoration, yellow coated end-papers, front inner hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat early ink inscription on front fly-leaf dated 1860. The wonderful hand-colored plates depict Bison, Deer, Moose, Antelope, Lama, Goats, Birds, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippopotomus, Rhino, Camel, Zebra, Donkey, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Wolves, Hyena, Orang-Outang, Monkeys, Dogs, Birds of Prey, Crocodile, Snakes, Gazelle, and People. Albert ADAM (1833-1900) was the son of Caricaturist and lithographer Jean Victor Adam (1801-1867) whom he often assisted with his commissions. OCLC locates just one copy - The Morgan Libary, NY (Gordon Ray copy). Unknown to Denise, Bibliography of the Jardin des Plantes.
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-06 05:16:54
Palmer, Oliver Hazard
114 letters, 584 manuscript pages, (61 retained mailing envelopes), dated 1860-1888; plus 11 pieces of ephemera: used envelopes, invoices, receipts, verse, manuscript account pages, etc. The correspondence consists mainly of letters between Col. Oliver Hazard Palmer and his wife Susan A. Hart Palmer, while Mrs. Palmer was traveling in Europe with some of her children.Description of Collection:Correspondence:114 letters, 584 manuscript pages, as follows:17 letters, 79 manuscript pp., 1860-1869; 8 of the letters were written in 1862-1863, during the Civil War Era. These eight letters were written by the following individuals: 6 letters by Mrs. Susan Hart Palmer, in Rochester, New York, to her husband Col. O.H. Palmer (Oct-Nov 1862) who was then serving in the Civil War; 1 letter by Helen Mumford, of Rochester, to her Uncle Col. O.H. Palmer (Oct 1862); and 1 letter by "Julia," to her friend "Minnie" (June 1863). There is also a letter dated November 1860 written to O.H. Palmer from one Benjamin Taylor, of Bergen, New Jersey. The post-Civil War Era letters in the latter half of the 1860s were all written in 1869 by the following people: 6 letters are written by Mrs. Susan Hart Palmer to her husband; with 1 letter written by "Helen," of New York, NY, to her sister Mrs. Susan Hart Palmer, while at her daughter's in Washington, D.C.72 letters, 354 manuscript pp., dated 1870-1879, includes: 37 letters by Mrs. Susan Hart Palmer, written from England (Holmrook, London), France (Etretat, Paris), Germany (Weisbaden, Soden, Stuttgart), Holland (Amsterdam, Hague), Italy (Rome), and Switz … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC [US]
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2018-05-03 19:34:15
CHARLES DARWIN
JOHN MURRAY, LONDON. BOOK DESCRIPTION: 8vo (20.5cm), ix, 502pp, fold-out diagram at p. 117 as called for, index, bound without adverts. [FREEMAN F376]. CONDITION: FINE. Recent period binding by Andrew Sims is in fine condition. Marbled endpapers. Older marbled edges(probably from a 19th Century binding) is somewhat faded. Previous name to half-title. Some very minor spots and smudges. No inks or pencil marks in text. Minor foxing to folding diagram. An excellent copy in a fine period binding. Please e-mail if you would like me to send further photos (or larger versions of the ones below). FREE INSURED WORLDWIDE POSTAGE ********** The Origin of Species, first published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. This, the second edition of the Origin of Species (not so-called on the title page) was published a couple of months after the first on January 7th, 1860. Three thousand copies were printed, (perhaps including the very few which have 1859 on the title page); this was the largest printing of any edition or issue in Darwin's lifetime. It can be recogni … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gilleasbuig Ferguson Rare Books ABA ILAB [Isle of Skye, United Kingdom]
2018-05-03 07:57:27
ANONYME].
Paris, Ancienne Maison Aubert, sans date [circa 1860]. Grand in-8 (201 X 274 mm) demi-chagrin havane foncé, plats de toile chagrinée marron clair, mention «Cercle / des étrangers / Amélie-les-Bains » dorée au centre du premier plat, dos cinq nerfs filetés à froid, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, titres dorés (reliure de l'époque) ; 64 planches. Quelques rousseurs et petites taches éparses. RECUEIL DU "MUSÉE COSMOPOLITE" contenant DEUX SUITES COMPLÈTES totalisant 64 PLANCHES de COSTUMES dessinés d'après nature, gravés sur acier et coloriés à l'aquarelle sur vélin fort. La première suite consacrée à L'AMÉRIQUE est composée de 27 planches numérotées et ne concerne que l'Amérique du sud ; la seconde, consacrée à L'ESPAGNE et au PORTUGAL, est composée de 37 planches numérotées. La collection complète du "Musée Cosmopolite" comporte onze suites et 468 planches. Ces onze suites, qui n'ont ni titre ni table, ont été publiées de 1850 à 1863. Exemplaire en BEL ÉTAT. (Colas, 2161). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN [TOULOUSE, MP, France]
2018-05-02 16:52:13
KENTUCKY - Garrett & Nickerson, photographers
Louisville: Published by G. T. Shaw for Garrett & Nickerson, Photographists, 1860. 4to. (10 x 7 3/4 inches). 27, [1]pp. plus 9 oval salt paper print photograph portraits mounted on one sheet with printed captions, 11 salt paper print photograph views of the camp, with rounded corners mounted on 11 sheets. Contemporary red morocco, upper cover titled in gilt, rebacked, with original spine laid down Very rare early photographically-illustrated work, depicting military camp life on the eve of the Civil War in Louisville Kentucky. On March 5th, 1860, fore-seeing the coming of an armed conflict, the Kentucky State Legislature organized the Kentucky State Guard. By early spring the officers had received their commissions, with Simon Bolivar Buckner named Inspector-General with the rank of Major General. On August 23, 1860 the Kentucky State Guard assembled for the first time on the grounds of the South-Western Agricultural Association in Louisville, naming their camp for famed Kentuckian Daniel Boone. Seeing a commercial opportunity, Louisville photographers Garrett & Nickerson captured the week-long event. The preliminary text in this work gives a detailed record of all the orders given during the first encampment, as well as a complete roster of the officers. The illustrations within the work are all salt paper prints from collodion glass negatives by Louisville photographers C. Alfred Garrett and George H. Nickerson. The nine officers depicted on the first page of photographs are: Major General S. B. Buckner, Colonel Frank Tryon, Colonel Benjamin Hardin Helm, C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-05-02 16:45:06
Külb, Ph.:
Regensburg, Manz 1860. 8vo. IX, 214; VIII, 223; XII, 230 S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit auf Bünden, vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, ein schönes Exemplar. Eine wichtige Quelle zur frühesten Erforschungs- und Entdeckungsgeschichte der Mongolei! ? Külb konzentriert sich auf die frühesten Quellen und erarbeitet dabei vor allem geographische und ethnologische Aspekte. Von den Missionsberichten verfolgt er ausführlich jene von Giovanni dal Piano di Carpine, Ezzelino (ascelin), Wilhelm von Riusbroek, Ricoldo de Monte-Croce. In Band 3 behandelt er die Reisen von Niccolo und Maffio Polo, als Ergänzung auch Marco Polo, und andere.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Kainbacher [Baden bei Wien, Austria]
2018-04-29 09:08:40
North-China Herald Extraordinary and James Bruce Lord of Elgin and Kincardine
Shanghai. Very Good. 1860. Newspaper clipping suffering some foxing and stain to bottom of leaf. Includes proclamation dated 11/20/1860 regarding the "re-establishment of peace" between the British and Chinese empires, and introducing the publication, for general information, of the "Convention of Peace between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" dated 10/24/1860 which modifies parts of the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin/Tienjin; and the (truncated) "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" originally dated 6/26/1858 printed with ratifications exchanged 10/24/1860. ; 13 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.; 1 pages .
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-04-27 05:05:08
Ruskin, John
London: Smith, Elder, 1860. The Seven Lamps of Architecture is a first edition. Stones of Venice. Vol. 1-3 are firsts, 1851-1853. Modern Painters is a mixed set Volume 1 is sixth edition dated 1857. Volume 2 is the fourth edition, 1856. Volume 3 & 4 are first editions, 1856. Volume 5 is a first, 1860. Illustrated. 9 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco, t.e.g., gilt spines , by Tout for Sotherans. Fine. Very handsome set. The Seven Lamps of Architecture is a first edition. Stones of Venice. Vol. 1-3 are firsts, 1851-1853. Modern Painters is a mixed set Volume 1 is sixth edition dated 1857. Volume 2 is the fourth edition, 1856. Volume 3 & 4 are first editions, 1856. Volume 5 is a first, 1860. Illustrated. 9 vols. 8vo. Beautiful Set.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-26 19:35:32
Daulte, Francois
Daulte, Francois: Auguste Renoir Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint. I: Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne: Durand-Ruel, 1971. Volume 1 (all published) 429pp with 9 monochrome plates, 13 colour and 8 monochrome illustrations, plus 4 colour plates, 2 colour and 640 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. 32.8x26cms. From an edition limited to 1850 numbered copies. Text in French. From an edition limited to 1850 numbered copies. Text in French
Bookseller: Libreria Thomas Heneage Art Books [GB]
2018-04-26 07:48:13
Reynolds, James
London: Reynolds, 1860. London: Reynolds. GOOD booklet. VG London map. Embossed red cloth. 18x10(cm) 36pp.. 1860. Hardcover.. GOOD cover over VG map & 36 page visitor's guide. Gilt lettered cover title: "REYNOLDS'S MAP of LONDON and VISITORS GUIDE". . Pebbled red cloth. Both covers identically blind stamped with edge rules & floral corner designs. Front cover with bright gilt lettering. Weak upper hinge reinforced with Japanese tissue paper. Worn extrems & few black stains make covers a bit shabby. Very nice linen backed hand colored map unfolds to 20"x29". A few 1/4" fold line tears at edges, none internally. Linen backing lightly foxed, which does not bleed through to map itself. Map itself very nice, margins very lightly aged, but no soiling or any other stain. VG 36 page visitor's guide with double page map of London objects of interest. .
Bookseller: Quiet Friends [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-25 06:41:32
North-China Herald Extraordinary and James Bruce Lord of Elgin and Kincardine
Shanghai, 1860. Shanghai. Very Good. 1860. Newspaper clipping suffering some foxing and stain to bottom of leaf. Includes proclamation dated 11/20/1860 regarding the "re-establishment of peace" between the British and Chinese empires, and introducing the publication, for general information, of the "Convention of Peace between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" dated 10/24/1860 which modifies parts of the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin/Tienjin; and the (truncated) "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" originally dated 6/26/1858 printed with ratifications exchanged 10/24/1860. ; 13 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.; 1 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA [U.S.A.]
2018-04-23 21:20:16
North-China Herald Extraordinary and James Bruce Lord of Elgin and Kincardine
Shanghai. Newspaper clipping suffering some foxing and stain to bottom of leaf. Includes proclamation dated 11/20/1860 regarding the "re-establishment of peace" between the British and Chinese empires, and introducing the publication, for general information, of the "Convention of Peace between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" dated 10/24/1860 which modifies parts of the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin/Tienjin; and the (truncated) "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Emperor of China" originally dated 6/26/1858 printed with ratifications exchanged 10/24/1860. ; 13 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.; 1 pages
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-04-23 06:29:17
CURRIER & IVES [pub.]
New York: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau Street, 1860. Hand-colored lithograph. Small folio. Framed. Provenance: Americana Collection Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Classic small folio Currier & Ives hunting print This nice, small format Currier & Ives was probably drawn by Fanny Palmer, who did the majority of the popular shooting scenes. There was rarely an artist attribution on the small folio issues. "Woodland scene: two hunters to left, three dogs barking up at three squirrels in tree. Nineteenth-century gentlemen often hunted squirrels for sport and food. It was also referred to as barking off squirrels. Hunters had to be careful to kill the rodents so that the bullets from the rifle would not destroy the meat. In order to accomplish this, the rifleman would shoot directly underneath the squirrel and the explosion would kill the animal. Many hunters used their dogs to assist in the pursuit." (Springfield Museums Collection description) Gale 6082.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-22 08:48:06
RICHARDSON, James.
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in Morocco. Edited by his Widow. London, Skeet, 1860. Two volumes in one, 8vo. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, all edges and endpapers marbled, one of two lettering-pieces renewed, spine ornamented in gilt; pp. xxvi, [2], 301; vi, 319 [recto 321], two engraved frontispieces, each title with wod-engraved vignette, a few wood-engravings in the text, light rubbing to extremites, lettering-piece missing, but lettering clearly legible; minimal toning, contemporary inscription 'The editor of Chambers' on first title; a good copy of a scarce title.First edition of an important work on Morocco. James Richardson (1806-1851) was a traveller in Africa and anti-slavery campaigner, who worked for the Malta Times. 'There he set up a branch of the anti-slavery society, ... and established contact with all British consular agents in north Africa, becoming a warm friend of Colonel Hanmer George Warrington, consular-general in Tripoli and a particular enemy of the slave trade. Having heard that, under British pressure, the bey of Tunis had agreed to stop the export of slaves from Tunis and the public sale of slaves there, Richardson travelled there in 1842 to present him with a petition of lavish praise (cited in the Anti-Slavery Reporter, 23 March 1842, 45). In 1843 he set off on a mission to gather statistics on slavery for the anti-slavery society and to persuade the Sultan of Morocco to reject slavery' (ODNB). Richardson describes the political and social organisation of Morocco, visiting many remote places and reports at length on the old Jewish co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-04-21 00:28:31
Chimmo, William]
London: J.D. Potter, 1860. [8],iv,332pp. Fourteen lithograph plates (some colored). Original blue cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. Scattered marginal pencil annotations. Tanning, occasional foxing. Very good. The recollections of a young British naval officer in the Pacific, with much material on Alaska, the Northwest and California. Describes a voyage around the Horn to California in 1846, "when San Francisco consisted of about thirty houses, including tents." Also includes an account of the murder of a young officer by his boat's crew on the Sacramento, and descriptions of Monterey, the Northwest Coast, Hawaii, China, Lima, the Galapagos, Mazatlan, the Arctic Ocean, etc. The lithograph plates, some of which are beautifully colored, include: "Port of Petropaulowski, Kamtshatka," "Battle of Chapoo," "Porcelain Tower at Nanking," "Boats Proceeding to the Mackenzie River," "Aleoutian Group," "An Esquimaux Sketch from Nature," "H.M.S. Herald and Plover in Behring's Strait," etc. "Toward the end of the ship's stay in the Pacific it was employed in the search for Sir John Franklin and, in this occupation, it made three consecutive voyages to the north, exploring the northwest mainland of Alaska, the vicinity of Bering Strait, and also the northern shore of the American continent to the Mackenzie River" - Lada-Mocarski. A rare and little known work, not in Cowan, Howes, Sabin or Hill. LADA-MOCARSKI 147. TOURVILLE 1499.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-04-20 21:29:12
Charles Dickens
A TALE OF TWO CITIES 1860; Charles Dickens; 1st Book Edition, 2nd Issue; London, Chapman and Hall; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by H.K. Browne "Phiz"; 10/254 Pages; w5.6"xh8.4"; Very Rare! ATTRIBUTES: •Rebound red cloth, Maroon leather binding/corners, •Pretty gold trim/labeling to spine, Marble end pages/page edges, •Lovely frontispiece & Vignette title page, 14 other Wonderful/Detailed illustrations, •And a Legendary Classic! SUMMARY: •A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to life in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met; Lucie's marriage and the collision between her beloved husband and the people who caused her father's imprisonment; and Monsieur and Madame Defarge, sellers of wine in a poor suburb of Paris. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. BACKGROUND: •Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. CONDITION: •Condition is Fair/Good. Some wear to edges, weathered board cloth (little more in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-04-20 20:27:59
DEROY, [Isidore-Laurent].
Paris, Jeannin o.D. [um 1860]. gr.-querfolio (29 x 35,8 cm). Titel, 20 lithographische Tafeln, HFrzBd., Ecken u. Rücken etw. berieben. Die Tafeln breitrandig, teils etw. stockfl. Die Tafeln, die Deroy (1797-1886) nach der Natur zeichnete u. eigenhändig lithographierte (Größe der Darstellung ca 23 x 27 cm) zeigen: 1. Rom, Piazza Navona. 2. Rom, Trinita di Monti. 3. Rom, Arco di Settimio Severo. 4. Rom, Foro Romano. 5. Rom, Ponte Rotto. 6. Rom, Campo Vaccino. 7. Rom, Castel e Ponte S. Angelo. 8. Rom, Colonna Trajana. 9. Rom, S. Pietro. 10. Rom, Veduta del Tempio della Pace. 11. Rom, Arco di Constantino. 12. Rom, Avanzi del Tempio di Giove Statore. 13. Rom, Avanzi del foro di Nerva. 14. Rom, Arco di Tito. 15. Rom, Pantheon. 16. Rom, Tempio di Antonino e Faustina. 17. Lago di Como. 18. Milano, Arco della Pace.19. Milano, Corso di Servi. 20. Milano, Il Duomo. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Italien, Geographie, Graphik, Italy, Travel, Geography
Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker [Wien, Austria]
2018-04-17 04:57:12
Walt Whitman
Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. Third Edition, Second Printing. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Includes all points of a Third Edition, Second Printing, Binding B (Myerson A 2.3.b). It is not an unauthorized or "pirate" printing. as the copyright page includes the Stereotype Foundry and Rand and Avery Imprints. The one difference between the second printing, binding B, and the first, binding D, is the depth of the textblock, which we have measured to be 1 1/2 inches instead of the first printing's 1 3/8 inches. Bound in medium brown, vertical wavy-grain cloth, with the boards blindstamped, and the spine stamped in blind and gilt. The titling on the spine has worn to a less than presentable state, and the top and bottom edges have some loss. There is sunning to the top of the front board and spine. Brown endpapers are lightly chipped, and the hinges have been repaired with Japanese tissue. The title page is missing the tissue guard called for by Myerson. near Very Good binding.
Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB [Richmond, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-16 17:04:47
unidentified
Original vintage oversized albumen photo 1860c. Size of the photo: 28x39 cm Autor: not identified In good condition. There is a little linear tear of 1 cm in the lower edge not visible in the picture. Another small tear have been professionally repaired (see scan). This is normal in photographs of this size never assembled on cardboard. The most beautiful thing in this picture is the light accurately studied and dosed. The photograph is part of an extraordinary lot of images of Rome large format (about 38x28 cm) 1860c, not mounted and not trimmed. The Scuola Fotografica Romana The Scuola Fotografica Romana picked up a group of passionate photographers artists who gathered in the historic Caffè Greco in the Fifties and the early Sixties of the nineteenth century. They were part of it Frédéric Flachéron, Giron des Anglonnes, Eugène Constant, Alfred Nicolas Normand, Giacomo Caneva and Robert Macpherson.
Bookseller: Libreria Lanterna Magica [Palermo, PA, Italy]
2018-04-16 01:43:31
MAP - NEW YORK STATE
1860. [MAP - NEW YORK STATE]. THE STATE OF NEW YORK FROM NEW AND ORIGINAL SURVEYS, under the direction of J. H. French, O.E. Syracuse: Robert Pearsall Smith, Publisher, 1860. A large-format wall map of New York State surrounded by vignette maps of Syracuse Oswego, Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson, Schenectady, Poughkeepsie, Albany, Auburn City, Utica, Buffalo, Rochester, a geological and land patent map, a meteorological map, and a time indicator (i.e. a series of dials indicate the time at several points throughout the state when it is noon at Albany). 68 x 73 inches. An excellent example of "scientific mapping" at the time, the French map is considered to the best state map produced before the civil war. It was widely used in public schools and offices at the time and is still useful as a detailed picture of roads and town locations as they existed at the time. It appears to be the first commercial map of New York State to present statistical information in cartographic form.Bottom roller missing. Varnish yellowed, with small creases. Edges worn with some small tears and dampstaining. Overall in very good condition.(Allen, D.Y.;' The Mapping of NY State'). (Ristow; American Maps p355-78).
Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-14 05:01:55
Newcomb, Simon
Cambridge / Washington: Welch, Bigelow, And Company (1860) / Washington Observations For 1865 (1867), 1860. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Pp 123-1520; 29Pp. The First Paper Is An Offprint Of An Article In The Memoirs Of The American Academy, New Series, Vol V ( 1860), Preserving The Prited Cover With Title Etc.; The Second Paper Is Extracted From Washington Obervations For 1865 (1867). The Two Papers Were Bound Together As Part Of A Larger Compilation. Simon Newcomb (1835 -1909) Was A Canadian-American Astronomer, Applied Mathematician And Autodidactic Polymath. Newcomb Visited Paris, France In 1870, Already Aware That The Table Of Lunar Positions Calculated By Peter Andreas Hansen Was In Error. While In Paris, He Realized That, In Addition To The Data From 1750 To 1838 That Hansen Had Used, There Was Further Data Stretching As Far Back As 1672, And Newcomb Used The "New" Data To Revise Hansen's Tables. In 1878, Newcomb Started Planning For A New And Precise Measurement Of The Speed Of Light, Starting Development A Refinement Of The Method Of Léon Foucault. A Letter From Albert Abraham Michelson Began A Long Collaboration And Friendship. In 1880, Michelson Assisted At Newcomb's Initial Measurement, But Michelson Left To Start His Own Project. Miichelson Published His First Measurement In 1880, But Newcomb's Measurement Was Substantially Different, And, In 1883, Michelson Revised His Measurement To A Value Closer To Newcomb's. In 1881, Newcomb Discovered The Statistical Principle Now Known As Benford's Law, Formulating The Principle That, In Any List … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-13 16:55:51
DORPAT (Tartu) / Estland (Eesti / Estonia / Esthonia):
getönte Lithographie b. F. Schlüter in Dorpat, um 1860, 24,5 x 30,5
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2018-04-13 05:00:49
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM; HESLER, ALEXANDER
Very Good. HISTORIC LARGE PLATINUM PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED IMAGES OF LINCOLN. In early frame with corner blocks made of wood from the Elm tree planted by Lincoln in front of his home in Springfield, IL. On June 3, 1860, just two weeks after Lincoln secured the Republican nomination for president, the photographer Alexander Hesler traveled to Springfield, IL, to photograph the new candidate. The historic portraits taken by Hesler during this session would become some of Lincoln's favorites.Of these portraits Lincoln said, "That looks better and expresses me better than any I have ever seen; if it pleases the people I am satisfied", and Lincoln's law partner, William Herndon, noted, "There is a peculiar curve of the lower lip, the lone mole on the right cheek, and a pose of the head so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it."The is one of four portraits taken during the session; later printed by George Ayres from the original Hesler plates: "The original plates were retained by George B. Ayres when he bought and sold the Hesler gallery right after the Civil War. In 1881, Ayres made some fine prints directly from the plates, at the same time producing a duplicate set of glass negatives. In 1933, the original plates were cracked in the mail. The post office paid the claim and presented the broken negatives to the Smithsonian Institution. The duplicate plates are now owned by the Chicago Historical Society" (Lloyd Ostendorf, Lincoln's Photographs). Ostendorf #O-27.Framed by H.E. Barker, noted Lincolniana collector and dealer, c.1900, w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [US]
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2018-04-12 13:58:45
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM; HESLER, ALEXANDER
HISTORIC LARGE PLATINUM PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED IMAGES OF LINCOLN. In early frame with corner blocks made of wood from the Elm tree planted by Lincoln in front of his home in Springfield, IL. On June 3, 1860, just two weeks after Lincoln secured the Republican nomination for president, the photographer Alexander Hesler traveled to Springfield, IL, to photograph the new candidate. The historic portraits taken by Hesler during this session would become some of Lincoln's favorites. Of these portraits Lincoln said, "That looks better and expresses me better than any I have ever seen; if it pleases the people I am satisfied", and Lincoln's law partner, William Herndon, noted, "There is a peculiar curve of the lower lip, the lone mole on the right cheek, and a pose of the head so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it." The is one of four portraits taken during the session; later printed by George Ayres from the original Hesler plates: "The original plates were retained by George B. Ayres when he bought and sold the Hesler gallery right after the Civil War. In 1881, Ayres made some fine prints directly from the plates, at the same time producing a duplicate set of glass negatives. In 1933, the original plates were cracked in the mail. The post office paid the claim and presented the broken negatives to the Smithsonian Institution. The duplicate plates are now owned by the Chicago Historical Society" (Lloyd Ostendorf, Lincoln's Photographs). Ostendorf #O-27. Framed by H.E. Barker, noted Lincolniana collector and dealer, c.1900, who, in a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]
2018-04-12 08:03:43
DELAVILLE-DEDREUX
Relation d'un voyage accompli en 1860 entre Fout-Cheou et Nant-Chang. Paris, Desloges, 1863, in-16, broché sous couverture imprimée un peu défraîchie. 71 pp., 1 planche gravée et 3 pp. de catalogue. Lorenz II 57. Pas dans Cordier, Sinica ni Lust ni dans les bibliographies aérostatiques. Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). Édition originale de ce très curieux ouvrage. Découverte de la grande qualité des transports aéronautiques en Chine au milieu du XIXe siècle par un Français qui avait été en Chine lors de l'expédition du baron Gros en 1860. Il effectue un voyage aller-retour en aérostat entre Fuzhou (sur le détroit de Formose) et Nanchang à 400 km au nord-ouest, découvrant les différents systèmes sophistiqués de navigation aérienne en usage en Chine à cette époque. Il y est même question (pp. 36-37) d'un projet chinois d'expédition aérostatique au pôle nord. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE CHAMONAL [Paris, France]
2018-04-12 06:35:05
DELAVILLE-DEDREUX
Relation d'un voyage accompli en 1860 entre Fout-Cheou et Nant-Chang. Paris, Desloges, 1863, in-16, broché sous couverture imprimée un peu défraîchie. 71 pp., 1 planche gravée et 3 pp. de catalogue. Lorenz II 57. Pas dans Cordier, Sinica ni Lust ni dans les bibliographies aérostatiques. Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). Édition originale de ce très curieux ouvrage. Découverte de la grande qualité des transports aéronautiques en Chine au milieu du XIXe siècle par un Français qui avait été en Chine lors de l'expédition du baron Gros en 1860. Il effectue un voyage aller-retour en aérostat entre Fuzhou (sur le détroit de Formose) et Nanchang à 400 km au nord-ouest, découvrant les différents systèmes sophistiqués de navigation aérienne en usage en Chine à cette époque. Il y est même question (pp. 36-37) d'un projet chinois d'expédition aérostatique au pôle nord.
Bookseller: Librairie Chamonal [France, Paris]
2018-04-11 01:01:47
First (??) edition of this pictorial alphabet reader set at Alice's wedding. The hand-colored pictures and accompanying rhymes are evocative of both daily life ("K for the Kite, / With colors so gay") and the nuptial festivities ("N the bright Nosegay / The bridegroom did send"), with two amusingly far-fetched exceptions: X being for Xerxes ("Who now lives no more") and Z for the "good Zebra" who pulls the carriage home from the party! WorldCat finds => no holdings of this edition, or indeed, any edition prior to 1876; NUC locates only the Howe & Ferry's 1861 reprinting. Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2018-04-11 00:37:37
George Varnier
This brilliant original watercolor is by George Varnier in his "Album d'Oiseaux" collection. He completed the watercolors in France around 1860. Each watercolor features a bird in a botanical setting. They are mounted on a grey card with an octagonal mat with gilt edges and an ink ruled border. The birds were done using bright color choices that weren't true to nature and more closely mirror the mythological Phoenix or Firebirds rather than pheasants or jays. The stylized nature was drawn from Chinese art as well as influenced by French avant-garde artistry. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There is some browing to the edges of the mat, but the paper and watercolor are in excellent condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2018-04-10 20:26:09
HOGARTH WILLIAM
London, William Mackenzie, s.d. (1860). Opera in 6 volumi in 4to, cm. 240 x 315h; pag. XVIII + 202 complessive, numerazione continua. Con 150 belle tavole incise fuori dal testo, protette da veline originali, raffiguranti i più conosciuti dipinti di Hogarth. Belle legature editoriali in tutta tela color ruggine con ricche decorazioni in rosso, nero e oro, con impresso sui piatti anteriori il busto dell'Autore. Tagli dorati, ricche decorazioni anche sui dorsi. Ottima la conservazione. Codice inv.1025964 (6/4a)
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Sacchi Sas [IT]
2018-04-09 05:27:53
Nightingale, Florence
London: Harrison, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, early issue with most points in their uncorrected issues. 79 pp. Publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth covered limp boards ruled thrice in blind, titles in gilt on front cover. Pale yellow endpapers printed with adverts dated for 1860, with the 8 in 1860 in larger font. With translation notice in brackets at bottom of title page; sidenote on page 20 reads uncorrected "Why must children have measles &c."; pp 40, line 23, "arrow root" uncorrected; Page 44, line 22 uncorrected "chesnuts"; pp 65 sidenote corrected "physiognomy"; pp 67 sidenote "decline" corrected. Very Good+, with only slight wear and slight fading to covers. Front inner hinge tender and rear exposed and fragile, else binding reasonably solid. Previous ownership label and Florence Nightingale related news clippings tipped in on front and rear paste downs. A rather attractive copy of this fragile production.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
2018-04-09 01:50:50
WHITMAN, Walt
Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. In -8°, IV, 5-456, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta. Legatura editoriale in tela puntinata con incisione cieca ai due piatti e titolo in oro al dorso. Raro esemplare della prima tiratura della terza edizione (la prima intesa per il commercio) della monumentale raccolta di Whitman, che rispetto all'edizione precedente, di trentadue composizioni, ne aggiunse più di cento, oltre a rivedere testi e titoli di quello che aveva in precedenza stampato a proprie spese. Sono presenti il ritratto di Whitman al frontespizio (un'incisione di Stephen Alonzo Shoff da un olio di Charles Hine), e il il nome dello stampatore sul verso del frontespizio ("Electrotyped at the Boston Sterotype Foundry. Printed by George C. Rand & Avery"). Notevole la legatura originale: ne erano state prodotte in vari colori e questa è la versione arancione / terracotta, che sul dorso oltre al titolo reca la farfalla sul dito che ritroviamo spesso come ornamento lungo il testo. Cfr White, William. "Walt Whitman: A Bibliographical Checklist". Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 3 (Summer 1985), 28-43. A rare copy from the first run of the third edition (i.e. the first conceived to be put in commerce), in his original binding.
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [IT]
2018-04-08 08:10:17
HAMMERSCHMIDT, W.
[Cairo, ca. 1860]. Albumen print. 24 x 31.1 cm. Signed W. Hammerschmidt and numbered N 68 by the photographer in lower right corner in the negative, mounted to original card, printed title in German and French below the image on the mount. A professional photographer from Berlin, Hammerschmidt (active 1860-1870) was one of the first photographers to set up a studio in Egypt. In the 1860s he also ran a shop in Cairo where he sold his own work, photographic equipment and supplies for travelling photographers. His photographs are "of excellent quality in vision, composition, and execution. Judging by these images he can be considered one of the best resident photographers of Egypt" (Perez). "It seems probable that his standard set of larger format photographs were numbered roughly up to 100 and were made at the beginning of his stay in Cairo" (Jacobson). Slight foxing on the original card. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Ars Libri, Ltd. (ABAA) [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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