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         GUIA POR EL FERRO-CARRIL DE BARCELONA A ARENYS DE MAR.BARCELONA A MARTORELL.BARCELONA A TARRASSA.BARCELONA A GRANOLLERS

      - 1857 Jaime Jepús y R. Villegas. BCA. 4 guias en un volumen. 104, 111, 104, 92 pg. CON MUCHAS MANCHAS DE ÓXIDO. 18x12 cm. Enc. plena piel época rozada. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1857 - Bradbury and Evans, 1857. 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne [Phiz], complete with all advertisements as called for by Hatton and Cleaver, a modicum of foxing to the plates and in the margins of the text, original printed wrappers. An exceptionally good copy. 8” and 625pp. Errata listed after list of plates on xvi. All but one of the Smith first issue points present for the first issue. Namely: •              (ix), Chap XII – p97 - title not hyphenated in text •              xi, Chap VIII – p385 - “It Never Does” not in quotes in text •              xii, Chap. XXIII – “Mrs Flintwinch” here, but “Mistress Affery” in text; also comma after “promise” here but not in text •              (xiii), entry 19 – caption on illustration has dash after “Pensioner” •              35, 5 lines up – some words “struggledtoexpress” are closely spaced •              50, 13 lines up – spacing is be off in “po litical” •              (97) – no headline or page number •              114, line 7 – single quote followed by period (full stop) instead of 2 quotes or double quotes before “Mr” •              197, 14 lines up – capital “W” in “When” •              200, 6 lines up – no end quotes for those preceding “very” •              216, line 26 – initial quotes outside parenthesis •              232, line 1 – line ends with single not double quotes •              265, line 18 – “fidgetty” •              317, line 27 – for “William” read “Frederick” (Dickens errata) •              342, line 30 – “chimnies” •              360, line 6 – “diceing” •              371 – signature 2B2 is printed B2 (corrected in later copies) •              377, 7 lines up – quotes missing before “Because” •              456, 7 lines up “a” missing after “into” •              470, 8 lines up – single end quote rather than double •              467 – 474 – for 'Rigaud' read  'Blandois'. (Dicken’s Errata) •              NO errata slip inserted p481. •              Three line errata footnote of plate list. Not present: •              xii, Chap. XXI – title not hyphenated in text   Size: 8vo.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles and red label. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – many of the plates foxed, first few quite badly. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1857 Binding: Hardback   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Poems of the Late Francis S. Key, Esq. [Star Spangled Banner]

      Robert Carter and Brothers. Hardcover. New York, 1857. 8vo, publisher's black cloth, xii, (13)-203 pp. First edition. The first edition of the Star Spangled Banner in book form. It had been printed only as a broadside in 1814. A BAL 11093 binding B, with no sequence noted. A good plus to very good minus copy with excellent contents. Lean to spine, chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, contemporary ownership signature to title page, light normal shelfwear. Remains well preserved. "'The Star-Spangled Banner' has been in recent times censured for its awkward melodic line, but its lyrics are now so much a part of the popular patriotic imagination that any attempt at literary analysis would perhaps seem unusual. (The second and third stanzas of the original song are often omitted in public ceremonies as a gesture of courtesy to the British; the words "hireling and slave" of stanza three refer to the common British practice of using mercenary soldiers.) It is interesting that the critic Charles F. Richardson, writing in American Literature, mentions the "bald, rude rhymes" in the work. He goes on to say that the song, along with "Adams and Liberty" and "Hail Columbia," is "so closely enshrined in the patriotic heart . . . that no one stops to think of . . . [its] literary poverty" (vol. 2 [1889] p. 26). Richardson's comments seem a just assessment of a work that had not yet become a national symbol." - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Sabin 37669. BAL 11093. . Good. 1857. First Edition.

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         The Gospels, Written in the Negro Patois of English, with Arabic Characters, by a Mandingo Slave in Georgia

      Ethnological Society of New York, [New York 1857 - First edition. Octavo. 16pp. Printed buff self-wrappers. Later canvas spine, small chips on the brittle wrappers. Paper read before the Ethnological Society of New York on Oct. 13, 1857, on the occasion of presentation of the manuscript of the Gospels, written by a Mandingo named London, to the Society.

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         Missionary Travels

      John Murry, London 1857 - London: John Murry, 1857. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. First Edition. First Issue. Missionary Travels and Ressearches in South Africa. A journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the river Zambesi to the Eastern Ocean. Illustrated fold-out frontispiece and other etchings. Bound recent in full brown morocco, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, gilt title, leather turn-ins, marbled end paper, all edges gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Naval

      1857-1859. Log of the brig "Surf," 174 pages, 8.25" x 13.5", marbleized covers. The "Surf" was built at the Carleton Norwood and Company shipyard in Rockport, Maine. The entries are from 1857-1859 and begin on February 12, 1857, during a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to New York. William McIntire is the ship's Master. The "Surf" then travels from New York to Cienfuegos (southern coast of Cuba) to Turks Island (southeast of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola) to New York to Salem to Camden in September 1857. The next two pages have no entries but have pencil drawings of ships including an ironclad flying the British Union Jack. The next pages are headed "Journal on Board Brig Surf from Camden towards New Orleans John Mcintire Master" (January-February 1858) with a notation "Brig Surf in Mississipi River" (March). The "Surf" then sailed from New Orleans to Boston to Camden to Charleston (S.C.) to Baltimore to Portland (Me.) to Rockport (home port) to Wilmington (N.C.) to Boston to Rockport to New Orleans to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to Providence (R.I.) to Rockport to Charleston to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to New Orleans (last entry, November 8, 1859). There are pencil doodles on many pages and drawings of two pigs on one page and pencil rubbings of horses on another page. The brig "Surf" was involved in an incident in the Civil War and on January 28, 1862, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine Congressman Samuel C. Fessenden presented a "petition of Carleton Norwood and Company praying indemnity for seizure of the brig Surf."

By comparing the handwriting, the Log was kept by at least three different shipmates, some darkly penned, some lightly penned. Most entries track the weather and record the speed of the ship by the hour, occasionally noting significant events and the sighting of other vessels. Excerpts: "the Ship Crystal packet boat come onboard of us. She is from the Sandwich islands 75 days out bond to New Bedford," "there are 24 hours and deck breeze and fine weather all hands employed pinning discharging Cargo and Clearing up the hold for taken cargo," "finished taking in the homeward cargo consisting of 9525 Bushels of Salt in bulk and 4 Pakgs of old copper hoops," "Brig Surf in Mississipi River…Comes in thick of fogg wind ESE and moderate 9 A.M. Breaks up in the river thick outside all day as far as I could see ends same Man forward seemed better so he said was mending clothes A.M. 1/2 4 P.M. was sitting on forecastle whittling fell over and died in about 10 minutes time sent on board Brig O C Clarey for Capt Philbrook to come on board and Capt Cables Brig Joseph they came layed him out & went on shore to get a coffin made could git none was informed could bury him on stake Isle below here close to the light house borrowed a spade to dig a grave for him…Francis Antonio was a native of the Western Islands Aged about 36 Years…went to the S. W. pass light house fogg so thick could not find the way to stake Island got a Man from the Light to show us where we could fin suitable place to bury him, took us to the N.W. of the light house on the opposite side of the Bayou about 3/4 mile on a small Island where others were buried there we dug him a grave and buried him in silence under some brushes set two pieces of Boards at the foot and head of the grave are at the head was an imitation of a cross and returned to our vessels in sadness for we could feel otherwise than sad that has lost friends…" Boards rubbed, minor spotting on some pages, spine heavily worn with small losses. The front cover is loose, but the book is internally sound. Overall, in good condition.


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         CINÉSIOLOGIE, OU, SCIENCE DU MOUVEMENT DANS SES RAPPORTS AVEC L'EDUCATION, L'HYGIENE ET LA THERAPIE : ETUDES HISTORIQUES, THEORIQUES ET PRATIQUES

      Inbunden bok. Librairie Centrale Des Sciences, Paris 1857. XI+823+(2) s.+ 6 litografiska planscher. Samtida halvfranskt band med slitna hörn. 24x16 cm. Inlagan väl sammanhållen men genomgående lagringsfläckad. Fransk text. Med boken följer ett handskrivet brev (1 s.), daterat 1947, från den Londonbaserade svenske fysiologen och spridaren av svensk kunskap på området, Edgar Ferdinand Cyriax (svärson till Jonas Henrik Kellgren), till den svenske gymnastik-ivraren Dr. Gunnar Frostell. Cyriax kommenterar boken i brevet, bl.a. Dallys uppfattning "att Ling hämtade sin metod från Confucius i China".

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         Correspondence respecting insults in China. Presented to the House of Commonsby command of Her Majesty, 1857.

      London Harrison and Sons 1857 - First edition. viii, 228pp., original printed blue wrappers, rebacked, light stains to covers, corner wear, a very good copy. Scarce parliamentary paper dealing with the Second Opium War. Includes papers by Sir Henry Pottinger, Sir John Davis, the Earl of Aberdeen, and Viscount Palmerston. Amongst the subjects covered are distrbances at Canton and the burning of factories; persecution of Chinese in British employ at Amoy; attacks on British at Foo-chow; affray between Americans and Chinese at Whampoa; etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

      2 volumes. John Murray. London. 1857. Octavo. xx, 480pp.; vii, (1), 428pp. Text illus. Full contemporary calf, elaborately gilded to spine, in six compartments, leather labels in red and olive with gilt lettering. Double gilt border rules to boards, with floral stops, edge tooling in gilt. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Slight discolouration to area of upper board of Volume I. Minor shelf wear and rubbing to corners. Bookplate stamp A.H.R. to ffep of each volume. Inscription to ffep of Volume I. "Arthur H. Robinson from his friend James Oswald on his leaving Eton Easter 1862" added note "James Oswald only son of O of Auchincruive Ayrshire d. Dec. 1865"[James Oswald born on 31 May 1848. He was the son of Alexander Haldane Oswald of Auchincruive and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Frederica Craven. He died on 17 December 1865 at age 17.]

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         [The Flowers of Evil] Les Fleurs du Mal

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First edition, first printing. One of an estimated 1100 copies with first issue text with the six suppressed poems present. In third state wrappers with price of 3 Francs and errors found in the first two states corrected (Dates of Jean de Schelandre correctly listed as 1585-1636, not 1385-1636; the "f" in Odes funambulesques printed in uniform small capital lettering, etc.). A copy that has benefited from professional restoration: wraps restored and backed with Japanese tissue, front and rear free endpapers faintly show remnants of removed appendages. Contents are quite well preserved, though showing an occasional short edge tear or small chip; bottom corner of page 125 missing but filled-in. An enormously influential collection of poems famously dubbed a "frisson nouveau" (a "shock" or "shudder" or "thrill" of the new) by Victor Hugo, condemned by French authorities, and held up by the Symbolists and their descendants as one of the first stirrings of literary modernism.

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         Mr. Hardy Lee, His Yacht. Being XXIV Sketches on Stone, by Chinks.

      A. Williams and Co.. Hardcover. Boston, 1857. Oblong quarto, morocco backed pictorial boards. Illustrated with twenty four lithographs. The story of a man who, upon inheriting a fortune, takes up yachting. An exceedingly scarce title. The Club of Odd Volumes reprint identifies the artist as Charles Ellery Stedman. Eric Rudd, in an article published in 1974, suggests that the lithographs may have been done by Winslow Homer, though others have disputed that claim. This copy with some amateur hand coloring to the cover and the first three and final lithograph. Some marks to versos, ownership marks on preliminary page. Contents otherwise excellent. Boards are still attached, though the binding has chipped in sections. Quite good overall despite the flaws. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. OCLC 8785099, locating seven copies, all at major institutions. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1857. First Edition.

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         Madame Bovary

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first trade issue with "Senart" for "Senard" on the dedication page. Two volumes, in contemporary half leather binding with a bit of restoration, bound without publisher's catalog at rear. Owner names at front of each volume, sporadic age spotting to pages. A charming copy of the author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.

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         The Professor, 2 Volumes

      Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 2 volumes rebound in 3/4 red leather with marbled covers and gilt edging. 5 raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and lettering. Gilt top page edge. Some scuffing on edges and light wear at side page edge. Marbled endpapers. Some foxing on the first few pages and back pages. Volume 1 has 2 pages of ads in back. Vol 2 has 8 pp of book ads. Page 21 of Vol. 2 has points on first and second line.8x5.25. More photos on request.

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         The Kafirs of Natal and the Zulu Country

      1857 - First edition. Coloured map, frontispiece, 4 plates (3 lithographs) & 11 woodcuts. 8vo. Original illustrated cloth, gilt, spine sunned. x, 403pp. London, E. Stanford, ?One of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The volume contains a history of Chaka and his successors, togther with a complete account of the personal appearance, mode of life, and the political, social, and domestic institutions of the natives, with information respecting their superstitions, laws, warfare, and manufactures? (Mendelssohn). In presenting an accurate ethnography of these tribes, Shooter's work lay the foundation on which Doehne and others built. The appendix includes a grammar of the Kaffir langage. Theal, p271; Mendelssohn, p315. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Kafirs of Natal and Zulu Country.

      London: E. Stanford,, 1857. Octavo (212 x 132 mm). Later 19th-century red calf, spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label, double gilt fillets to sides enclosing dotted blind roll, marbled edges and endpapers, turn-ins hatched in blind. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, 3 similar plates, wood-engravings to the text, hand-coloured sketch map. Bound with the half-title. A few small markings to sides, light rubbing to spine-ends and corners, mild toning, a little spotting to endpapers, lithographic plates foxed and offset, a couple with small tide-marks in margins. A very good copy. First edition of "one of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the 19th century" (Mendelssohn). The author spent four years as a missionary in Albert, Natal, and provides a detailed account of Zulu and Xhosa customs and beliefs, and a history of Shaka Zulu and his successors. His own findings are supplemented by reference to the accounts of Döhne, Isaacs, and the early English settler Henry Francis Fynn.

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         The Garies and their Friends.

      G. Routledge, London. 1857 - First edition. Small octavo. pp vi, 298. Two-page Preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Only the second novel by an African-American and the first to deal with the lives of free blacks in the north rather than with slavery. BOUND WITH: The Old Dower House, a Tale of Bygone Days, by Mrs. Grey, J. & C. Brown, London, N.D. Period binding of quarter black leather with gilt decoration to spine, cloth sides.Front inner hinge cracked. Covers rubbed at the edges. Internally very good. Rare: Copac lists only two copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Florigraphia Britannica;. (4 Vols Complete)

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1857 - Or Engravings and Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Britain. 4 Volumes complete, uniformly bound in green cloth, decorative blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spines, decorative tooling and titles in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, tegs, all have the ownership stamp of James Almond, Clayton Lodge, Clayton-le-Dale, Nr Blackburn to either front of rear blank pages, pencil name to Vol 1. Volume 1, [36], 460 pp, 86 col pls (each with 6 species per plate a total of 524), [14] index. Vol 2, [30], 461-930 pp, 96 col pls, (525-1076 species images), [14]. Vol 3, [1], 932-1304 pp, 85 col pls, (1077-1566 species images), 80 pp supplement, (xxix), [14]. Vol 4, has its own subtitle page, The Ferns of Britain and their Allies:. , synopsis of the Genera, [22], 9-136 pp, 29 B&W pls, [4] index,[4] adverts. Originally published in monthly parts from 1841-1848 then reissued in 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered since then. Originally published in fascicles 1841-1848; reissued 1857 with the addition of descriptions of plants which had been discovered or naturalized later. Vol. 3 includes suppl.: Synoptical table of the British plants arranged according to the natural orders. Vol. 4 has special t.p.: The ferns of Britain and their allies. An excellent set in wonderful condition, rarely found as such! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo. Original reddish-brown sand-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants) to rear pastedown. Folding frontispiece, engraved portrait of Livingstone with tissue-guard, 22 further plates, folding geological cross section, 2 folding maps, of which one in end-pocket, wood-engravings to the text. With 8 pages of publisher's advertisements dated 1 November 1857 to rear. Ownership inscription, "Lizzie Henderson, Jany 1906" to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, slightly bumped at foot, front inner hinge cracked but firm, light spotting to edges, frontispiece foxed and offset, quire 2E starting. A very good copy. First edition, Bradlow's variant 2: the frontispiece and plates facing pages 66 and 225 are all tinted lithographs by T. Picken, and the extra leaf after page 8 is absent. Frank R. Thorold called this the first issue, and Gaston Renard believed it to be the second, but as many as 11 variants of the first edition are known and a reliable order of precedence has never been established: it is now accepted that "the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the issue with the extra leaf numbered 8* and 8+ is not the first issue" (Bradlow). The extra leaf contains information on Moffat's mission at Kuruman and on Livingstone's marriage and the upbringing of his children, and Bradlow could only speculate as to the reasons for the interpolation: "Why did Livingstone decide to have the extra leaf after page 8 inserted? Did he feel that he had neglected his wife by not mentioning her in this way in the first place? All these questions and a host of others will occur to trained bibliographers and it may well be, that, in the future, some indefatigable researcher will find the answers." Missionary Travels is one of the emblematic accounts of African exploration in the 19th century and the foundation of the Livingstone legend. It describes the first of his three major expeditions, "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). Provenance: from the noted travel collection of Humphrey Winterton, with his monogram book-label to the front pastedown.

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         Glasgow and its Clubs: or Glimpses of the Condition, Manners, Characters, and Ottities of the City. Second edition. London, Richard Griffin

      1857 - Second edition. 8vo, viii, 496pp, original boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Naval

      , 1857-1859. 1857-1859. Log of the brig "Surf," 174 pages, 8.25" x 13.5", marbleized covers. The "Surf" was built at the Carleton Norwood and Company shipyard in Rockport, Maine. The entries are from 1857-1859 and begin on February 12, 1857, during a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to New York. William McIntire is the ship's Master. The "Surf" then travels from New York to Cienfuegos (southern coast of Cuba) to Turks Island (southeast of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola) to New York to Salem to Camden in September 1857. The next two pages have no entries but have pencil drawings of ships including an ironclad flying the British Union Jack. The next pages are headed "Journal on Board Brig Surf from Camden towards New Orleans John Mcintire Master" (January-February 1858) with a notation "Brig Surf in Mississipi River" (March). The "Surf" then sailed from New Orleans to Boston to Camden to Charleston (S.C.) to Baltimore to Portland (Me.) to Rockport (home port) to Wilmington (N.C.) to Boston to Rockport to New Orleans to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to Providence (R.I.) to Rockport to Charleston to Boston to Rockport to Charleston to New Orleans (last entry, November 8, 1859). There are pencil doodles on many pages and drawings of two pigs on one page and pencil rubbings of horses on another page. The brig "Surf" was involved in an incident in the Civil War and on January 28, 1862, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine Congressman Samuel C. Fessenden presented a "petition of Carleton Norwood and Company praying indemnity for seizure of the brig Surf."By comparing the handwriting, the Log was kept by at least three different shipmates, some darkly penned, some lightly penned. Most entries track the weather and record the speed of the ship by the hour, occasionally noting significant events and the sighting of other vessels. Excerpts: "the Ship Crystal packet boat come onboard of us. She is from the Sandwich islands 75 days out bond to New Bedford," "there are 24 hours and deck breeze and fine weather all hands employed pinning discharging Cargo and Clearing up the hold for taken cargo," "finished taking in the homeward cargo consisting of 9525 Bushels of Salt in bulk and 4 Pakgs of old copper hoops," "Brig Surf in Mississipi River…Comes in thick of fogg wind ESE and moderate 9 A.M. Breaks up in the river thick outside all day as far as I could see ends same Man forward seemed better so he said was mending clothes A.M. 1/2 4 P.M. was sitting on forecastle whittling fell over and died in about 10 minutes time sent on board Brig O C Clarey for Capt Philbrook to come on board and Capt Cables Brig Joseph they came layed him out & went on shore to get a coffin made could git none was informed could bury him on stake Isle below here close to the light house borrowed a spade to dig a grave for him…Francis Antonio was a native of the Western Islands Aged about 36 Years…went to the S. W. pass light house fogg so thick could not find the way to stake Island got a Man from the Light to show us where we could fin suitable place to bury him, took us to the N.W. of the light house on the opposite side of the Bayou about 3/4 mile on a small Island where others were buried there we dug him a grave and buried him in silence under some brushes set two pieces of Boards at the foot and head of the grave are at the head was an imitation of a cross and returned to our vessels in sadness for we could feel otherwise than sad that has lost friends…" Boards rubbed, minor spotting on some pages, spine heavily worn with small losses. The front cover is loose, but the book is internally sound. Overall, in good condition.

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         Little Dorrit (in original parts)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First issue in twenty parts (volume 19 in two parts), with the errata slip in volume XVI, and forty illustrations by Browne ("Phiz"). First issue points present, with these exceptions: a) lacking last page of ads at the rear of volume I; b) volume II: "The Eclectic Review" ad at the rear bound p 3, 4, 1, 2; c) volume V: with "Parasols" ad at the front; d) volume VII: lacking "The Morisonian Monument" ad at the rear, and plates bound No. 14, 13; e) volume VIII: with "Parasols" ad at the front, and "The Morisonian Monument" ad bound at the rear; f) volume IX: plates bound No. 18, 17; g) volume XIII: lacking the two slips following the plates; h) volume XV: plates bound No. 30, 29; i) volume XVII: plates bound No. 34, 33; j) last volume: with "Persian Parasols" ad at the front, rear wrapper headed "The Best Show of Iron Bedsteads." Published from December 1855 to June 1857, preceding a cloth edition. Publisher's original blue illustrated paper wrappers. All volumes in Very Good or better condition with light repairs to the spines, as usual, and light scattered foxing. The spine of volume 19 restored. "Little Dorrit is deeply serious on levels that have not at all dated and are as relevant to our time as to his. We are reminded constantly that Dickens began his career as a reporter in a court of law. In his great novels, the merry journalist has become an acid critic, a coldly sardonic social analyst that no amount of "entertainment" can disguise. If Shakespeare is a greater psychologist than Freud, then Dickens is at least as ruthless a critic of capitalist greed and self-serving bureaucracy as Marx" (Stevenson). A handsome set, housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box by Root and Son. Hatton and Cleaver pp 305-30.

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         The Professor, a tale.

      Smith, Elder, & Co. 1857 - FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Half titles, final ad. leaf vol. I, 8pp ads & 16pp cata. (June 1857) vol. II. Orig. purple morocco-grained cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; faded, expertly repaired. Smith p.162 - the primary binding. Sadleir 347, Wolff 827. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Theorie der Abel’schen Functionen. Offprint fromJournal fur die reine und angewandte Mathematik, Bd. 54.

      G. Reimer, Berlin 1857 - First edition of Riemann's paper on Abelian functions, ?one of the most notable masterworks of mathematics? (DSB), which develops much further the methods of his dissertation (Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse, 1851), using them to give the general solution of the Jacobian inversion problem (solved in a special case by Karl Weierstrass in 1854) and to establish an early version of the famous Riemann-Roch theorem. Stillwell (p. 310) considers Riemann?s 1857 paper ?perhaps his greatest work, which did for algebraic geometry what his Habilitationsvortrag [Ueber die Hypothesen, welche die Geometrie zu Grunde liegen, 1854] did for differential geometry.? Scholz has shown that the concept of a manifold, one of the most important innovations introduced in the 1854 Habilitationsvortrag, grew out of an attempt to find a satisfactory conceptualization of the Riemann surfaces that he had begun to employ in 1851 and developed fully in 1857. ?The papers [Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen & Theorie der Abel?schen Functionen] have become famous for several reasons. They introduced what are now called Riemann surfaces, in the form of domains spread out over the complex plane. They presented enough tools to classify all compact orientable surfaces, and so gave a great impetus to topology. They provided a topological meaning for an otherwise unexplained constant which entered into Abel's work on Abelian integrals, and more generally gave a geometric framework for all of complex analysis. They are thus the first mature, obscure, papers in the study of the topology of manifolds and are equally decisive for the development of algebraic geometry and the geometric treatment of complex analysis? (Gray, p. 21). No copy of this offprint has appeared at auction since 1974. No copies listed on COPAC.?The year 1857 was what we should call, in the language of current celebrity biography, Riemann?s ?breakout year.? His 1851 doctoral dissertation is nowadays regarded as a classic of nineteenth-century mathematics, but it drew little attention at the time in spite of having been enthused over by Gauss. His other written papers of the early 1850s were not widely known and were published in an accessible form only after his death. To the degree that he had become known at all, it was mainly through the content of his lectures; and much of that content was too far ahead of its time to be appreciated. In 1857, however, Riemann published a paper on analysis that was at once recognized to be a major contribution. Its title was ?Theory of Abelian functions.? In it he tackled topical problems by ingenious and innovative methods. Within a year or two his name was known to mathematicians all over Europe. In 1859 he was promoted to full professor at Göttingen .? (Derbyshire, p. 31). ?Riemann's function theory, known through an 1857 paper on Abelian functions, was the basis for the renown he enjoyed during his lifetime. That work was an outstanding feat, for it attempted to offer a general solution of the Jacobian inversion problem for integrals of arbitrary algebraic functions. The topic emerged from the fascinating competition that Abel and Jacobi sustained in the late 1820s on the subject of elliptic functions (the inverses of elliptic integrals). As for the importance that was attached to it, suffice it to say that Weierstrass became a rising star with his solution of the inversion problem for hyperelliptic integrals in 1854 and 1856. Riemann was tackling a much more general problem and his work, in spite of gaps in the proofs, aroused enormous excitement? (Ferreiros, p. 53). ?The depth of originality in Riemann's remarkable paper can be measured by the fact that on reading it no less an authority than Weierstrass withdrew a paper of his own on the same subject, preferring to wait until he had assimilated what Riemann had to say. While Weierstrass had successfully treated integrals on a cur

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         Valley of the Tombs of the Kings

      - 1857. Original photograph, albumen print, 16,2 x 23,4 cm, on mount with description. Signed in the plate. KEYWORDS:egypt/thebe/photo

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         LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, VOLUME I - V

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1857 - Good in boards. Toning and scuffing throughout. Chips, fading, and wear to panels. Soiling to pastedowns and endpages. Complete in 5 volumes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States..

      1857. Volume of 27 Items Concerning the Admission of Kansas to the Union as Either a Slave or Free State, Includes a First Edition of the Dred Scott Report and 2 Items with the Signature of Stephen A. Douglas [Slavery]. [Kansas]. [Hopkins, James Herron [1832-1904]. Howard, Benjamin C., Reporter. Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F.A. Sandford. December Term 1856. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. 289 pp. First edition. [Bound with] "Minority Report of Hon. William H. Welsh, From the Select Committee to Which was Referred the Resolutions Relative to the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case," Daily Legislative Record, No. 99, [Harrisburg]: Published by Geo. Bergner & Co., For the Legislature of Pennsylvania, May 11, 1857. pp. 1-6 [And] 25 Speeches and Articles on Issues Relating to the Admission to Kansas to the Union. 27 items in all. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets and newspaper articles bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine (reading Howard, Report of the Decision of Supreme Court in Dred Scott Case). Light rubbing to extremities, light toning to contents, somewhat heavier in places, occasional clean tears, a few repaired with archival tape. Some items have annotations. A few clipped signatures, including those of Stephen Douglas and Simon Cameron, tipped-in. Ex-library. Location number to spine, small stamps to front endleaves, embossed stamp to title page of the Dred Scott Report. $3,500. * First edition. Later re-bound, this volume was compiled by Hopkins, a prominent Pittsburgh lawyer and businessman, later a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represented the district surrounding Pittsburgh in 1875-1877 and 1883-1885. The contents relate to the debate over the admission of Kansas to the Union as either a slave of free state. It includes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott Case, which invalidated the Missouri Compromise, the act intended to balance the number of slave and free states. Dred Scott's precedent enabled the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which declared that the people of Kansas should decide whether to enter the Union as a free or slave state. (This act led to se.

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         Washington in Domestic Life: From Original Letters and Manuscripts

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1857 - 1st printing. Wear to spine ends and front corners. Binding tight; pages clean; Inscribed on forward blank page: "Mrs. Elwin. With the kind compliments and remembrances of Richard Rush. Syndenham, near Phila. July 1857." Rush, second son of Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Rush, led an incredible life: U.S. attorney general, comptroller, secretary of the treasury, John Quincy Adams' VP running mate, acting secretary of state, and minister to England and France. Rush died two years after this book's publication. "The manuscript or paper here published was prepared from a collection of original letters from General Washington on mattters for the most part purely domestic and personal, addressed to Colonel Tobias Lear, his private Secretary for a part of the time he was President." A great inscription and a truly uncommon book signed. 85 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Morning Prayer.

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1857.(). Hand-colored lithograph on a heavy wove rag paper with foxing, oxidizing of red color in curtain. 25.75 x 20 inches sheet size. Image is 25 x 16.75 inches. Gale, 4567.

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         Beiträge zur gerichtlichen Medizin. Bände 1 - 20 einschließlich Generalregister, gebunden in 7 Bände, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln

      (noch zu Nr.18380:) . . . Die hier angebotenen 20 Bände bilden einen umfassenden Überblick zur Entwicklung und Praxis der Gerichtsmedizin in der ersten Hälfte des 20.Jahrhunderts, denn die thematische Spannweite der teils sehr umfangreichen Beiträge ist erheblich. Zu den Herausgebern zählen neben Alexander Kolisko (1857-1918), der die Reihe begründete und die ersten beiden Bände betreute, die Rechtsmediziner Albin Haberda (1868-1933), Fritz Reuter (1875-1959), Philipp Schneider (1896-1954) und Walter Schwarzacher (1892-1958). - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung, mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Prof. Fritz Reuter in Band XIX. - Suchbegriffe: Biopsychische Besonderheiten und marxistischer Fanatismus, Häufigkeit des marxistischen Fanatismus bei geistig Minderwertigen, deutlich erkennbare Tendenz von Psychopathen zur Eingruppierung in die Reihen der kämpfenden Marxisten, Sexualdelikt, Pädophilie, Abortus infolge tödlicher Quecksilbervergiftung, Aorten-Abreißung ohne Schädelverletzung, Leichenwachs, Fruchtabtreibung, Alkoholrausch, neu Altersbestimmungen von Neugeborenen, Ameisensäure-Vergiftung, Arbeitsunfall, Begutachtung alter Kriegsverletzungen, Vortäuschung von Blutalkohol, Blutgruppenbestimmung, Obduktion, Leichenöffnung, Leichenbeschau, Leichenversuche, Blutlachengröße, Spätschäden infolge Blutübertragung, Mord durch Drosselung, Erhängen eines Liebespaares in einer einzigen Schlinge / als unbeabsichtigte Ausgang eines Scherzes, Tod durch Erstickung / Ertränken / Erwürgen, Exhumierung neugeborener, Familienmord durch geisteskranke Mutter, Fäulnisveränderungen an Leichen, Haftpflichtklage wegen Gebärmutter-Amputation, gerichtliche Medizin, forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie des Kindesmordes, humanitäres Geschoss im Spanischen Krieg, Giftnachweis in Lebensmitteln, Halsmannprozess, Herzstich-Tötung auf Verlangen, Pädophilie, Abortus infolge tödlicher Quecksilbervergiftung, Aorten-Abreißung ohne Schädelverletzung, Leichenwachs, Fruchtabtreibung, Alkoholrausch, Altersbestimmungen von Neugeborenen, Ameisensäure-Vergiftung, Arbeitsunfall, Begutachtung alter Kriegsverletzungen, Vortäuschung von Blutalkohol, Blutgruppenbestimmung, Obduktion, Leichenöffnung, Leichenbeschau, Leichenversuche, Blutlachengröße, Spätschäden infolge Blutübertragung, fehlende Scheide als Ehehindernis, elektrisches Trauma, Tod im epileptischen Anfall, Entmündigungsordnung, Hirnschädigung durch Leuchtgasvergiftung, Kindesmisshandlung, Kindesmord, Leichenblut, kriminelle Leichenzerstückelung, Lustmord, Herzverletzung durch stumpfe Gewalt, Suchtproblem, gewaltsamer Tod, plötzlicher natürlicher Tod, Todeszeit-Bestimmung, Tötung auf Verlangen, Wasserleichen-Untersuchung, Geschlechtsbestimmung beim Zwitter, Selbstmord in Fesseln durch Erhängen, Freitod durch Erhängen, Giftnachweis in Lebensmitteln, Jungfernhäutchen, Bestimmung der Hiebwerkzeuge aus den Wunden, Tod durch Kastrierung, Suchtproblem, gewaltsamer Tod, unheilbare Beischlafunfähigkeit als Ehehindernis, Wirkung des Mannlicher-Gewehres: umfängliche Schädelsprengung nach Kopfschuss, Verbrechen an und Verstümmelungen von Klassenfeinden durch marxistische Horden im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         Briefe aus Presburg [Letters from Bratislava]

      Bratislava, 1857. Sewn pamphlet with paper spine strip (19 × 12 cm); illustrated title page with black ink frame; 24 pages of holograph text and small drawings in ink. About very good; title page lightly stained; spine strip tearing at extremities; internally very good. Unique and unpublished manuscript of this satirical epistolary text, ostensibly addressed to the author's father and the remaining family while on a stay in Bratislava. The text is remarkable for its use of linguistic puns and humorous descriptions, and composed throughout in a parodic dialectal form, possibly in the style of "Böhmakelns" or another imitation of Slavic speakers of German, and includes the conscious use of false orthography and other mistakes: "Verörder Fader! Endlich bin ich da. Ehe ühr verörder Fader mainen Prief aufmachd, rufed alle meine Beganden und Wreinde zusammen und löset ihnen mainen Prief for. So, jezt sözt aich alle nieder und pferdenehmed mit gesbandheit des Keistes und der Ohren die Benachrichdigungen, Erlöbnisse, Abend- und Morgendeier aires Sohnes und spekrective Wraindes an. Also, jetzt kenen wir anfanken. Also, ich bin da. Nun here ich aich alle fraken, wo, wo bin ich da? - - - - - - - Und ich gebe aich zur Andword, so wie es in der h. Srifd stöhd: "ich bin, der ich bin", ebenso sage ich, ich bin da, wo ich bin. - Wo ich aber bin, wördet ihr schwertlich erradden. Um nur aich ferörder Fader und draie Baganden nicht in Gifdighait und Unruhigkeit über mein geistliches und laiberliches Voll und Fehe zu ferzusetzen, so fermölde ich aich ich bin in Brösspurk." The author goes on to derive the German name of today's Bratislava, Pressburg, from the term "Presswurst". With numerous accomplished small ink and water color drawings, a few of which signed "P.K." The name of the fictive authorial persona "Fenzel Pepitzko Hawliczek" is not documented. "Böhmakeln" -- a unique dialect created by Bohemian immigrants in Vienna, who received no formal instruction in German -- as well as similar forms of speech from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, are increasingly attracting the interest of researchers. See, for instance, the project underway at Universität Bamberg since 2013.

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         Signiertes Photo / Autograph / Autogramm / Signed / Signée

      Echtphoto Echtphoto mit rückseitigem Postkartenaufdruck, bildseitig von Papst Pius XI mit schwarzer Tinte handsigniert.- Wikipedia: Pius XI. (* 31. Mai 1857 in Desio (Lombardei) 10. Februar 1939 in Rom) bürgerlicher Name Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti war Papst von 1922 bis 1939. Pius XI. widmete sich nach Leo XIII. der Soziallehre und prägte diesen Begriff. In der Enzyklika Quadragesimo anno widmete er sich der Frage der Sozialbindung des Eigentums..- Sein bedeutendstes Konkordat ist neben den Lateranverträgen (Benito Mussolini) wohl das Reichskonkordat mit dem Deutschen Reich (Adolf Hitler) vom 10. September 1933. Oft wird Pius XI. und auch seinem Nachfolger Pius XII. vorgeworfen, sich nicht deutlich genug gegen den Nationalsozialismus gewandt zu haben. Früh wurde er von Edith Stein auf die Judenverfolgung hingewiesen. Verteidiger weisen jedoch darauf hin, dass die 1937 erschienene auf Deutsch verfasste Enzyklika Mit brennender Sorge (lat. Ardente cura), die in Deutschland im Geheimen verteilt werden musste, sehr wohl die nationalsozialistische Ideologie verurteilte /// Standort Wimregal Ill-Umschl2017-7 m/'

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         Fore-edge painting. 1857 William Cowper, The Poetical Works.

      John Kendrick, London 1857 - A beautiful hidden fore-edge painting decorates this collection of William Cowper's Poetry, showing Cowper imposed in front of the "The Pool" of London, with the Tower of London visible in the background. This fore-edge scene is only visible when the pages are fanned; when the book is closed the fore-edge appears gilt (with only slight traces). Cowper's poetry is enjoyable, I've taken the time to read some of this work and I like it. It reminds me of George Herbert's poetry, but in English we are more familiar with (modern). William Cowper (1731 –1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Possible Provenance - Joseph Frederick Green's name is applied to the free front endpaper; likely the British M.P. Physical Attributes - Measures 18.5 x 12 x 4.5 cm. Leather with stamped gilt decoration, including a central vase and flower motif (attractive). Fore-edge painting. All edges are gilt. Illustrated. 775 numbered pages. Condition - See pictures. Some shelf wear at corners, joints, etc. Slight crazing at spine. Small 1 cm crack at front joint top. Top endband partially cracked but present. A little dust to top-edge. Inscriptions on free front endpaper; also remnants of a removed bookplate. The paper used for the plates (illustrations and title page) are foxed. Text block is free of foxing. 1000 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Art hippiatrique. Médecine théorique et pratique vétérinaire réduite à sa plus simple expression, ou Véritable manière de bien connaître et de bien traiter les maladies des animaux domestiques, à l'usage Des Vétérinaires, des Cultivateurs et des Amateurs, etc.

      Troyes, E. Caffé, 1857 - XXV, 575 pages, 4 plates on two sheets (one leporello) W15 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 21,5 cm x 14 cm, 8°, half-leather binding, abrased cover, reinforced corners missing, some foxing in the edges, slight water damage in the first pages, plates slightly dameged, alltogether condition okay.

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         Pictorial Life of George Washington Embracing a Complete History

      LEARY & GETZ, PHILADELPHIA 1857 - bright glistening gilt on cover and spine, all edges gilt, mild edge wear to boards, princeton antiques book plate on front end paper, black and white plattes, pages age toned, some foxing, excellent condition considering age DATE PUBLISHED: 1857 EDITION: 588 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tom Brown's School Days

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1857 First edition of the author's classic novel celebrating the ethos of nineteenth-century English Public Schools. The book's popularity "must be linked to its powerful structuring myth in which Rugby School in England, and the experience of the boy, learning self-reliance so that authority may be delegated to him, symbolizes the experience of the man of the governing class The novel's opening paragraphs constitute one of the great evocations of Englishness Vivid scenes of the trouncing of bullies, and the glories of the cricket and football fields, enliven the narrative, which also has much emphasis on boxing, for Hughes believed passionately in the healthiness and manliness of a fair fight" (ODNB).

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1857. including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean. Octavo (212 x 132 mm). Contemporary brown half calf, green morocco label lettered in gilt to spine, spine gilt to compartments within raised bands, red marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Folding frontispiece, 22 plates, illustrations to the text, 1 folding diagram, 2 folding maps to rear. With the bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet of Shrewsbury. Very slight rubbing to extremities, slight bumping to top corner of front cover, some foxing to initial leaves and frontispiece. Lacking advertisements. An excellent copy. First edition, Bradlow variant number 1; Bradlow does not allocate primacy to his variants. The book covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM).

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