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        Les Fleurs Du Mal. First Edition, 1857. - Complement Aux Fleurs Du Mal De Charles Baudelaire, First Edition, 1869.

      Poulet-Malassis et De Broise (& Chez Tous Les Libraires), Paris (& Bruxelles) 1857 - Les Fleurs du Mal, by Charles Baudelaire. Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. 8vo, early 20th century percaline binding, two gilt labels on spine, half title, title printed in red and black with printer's ornament, full margins, pp. (4), 248, (4-summary). First Edition, p. 45 misnumbered 44, the six "condamnees" poems have been excised from pp. [52]-53; [73]-74; [91]-93; [187]-190; [191-195] and [206]-207. Bound together, the first edition of Complement aux Fleurs du Mal de Charles Baudelaire (Edition Michel Levy), Bruxelles, Chez tous le Libraires, 1869. It is the first separated publishing of the 6 censored poems. Pp. (4), 36, half title, title. Bookplate, slightly bumped at edges of spine, minor flaws to labels, bright and clean copy on the inside, in an overall near excellent condition. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Missionary travels in South Africa.

      Including a sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa... London, John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1857. In -8, pp. IX-(1)-687-(1)-8 di catalogo editoriale, con complessive 47 illustrazioni nel testo e fuori testo, 4 più volte ripiegate e l'ultima mappa (Map of Dr. Livingstone's Route) in apposita pochette. Legatura editoriale percallina con fregi a freddo ai piatti e titolo in oro al dorso. Edizione originale. Esemplare più che buono.

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        Printed 1 page Prospectus [erroneously signed "J. D. Williams" in type], for an Alabama magazine, "African Advocate and Southern Expositor of American Slavery", with a 2 page Autograph Letter Signed by Williams, Postmarked Wetumpka, Alabama, May 14, 1857, to "my strange brother", Rev. W. R. Williams, New York.

      Wetumpka, Alabama: 1857, one page printed prospectus, on folding letter sheet, the remaining two pages carry a letter by Williams explaining his anti-slavery views and purpose in publishing his magazine, with address leaf, in very good, clean condition. Williams proposed to publish a pro-slavery magazine, to be published in Wetumpka, Alabama, ironically "devoted to the good of the African race, and true interests of master and servant," pledging to enlist "writers of the highest character" to set forth religious and other justifications for "our southern institution of American Slavery", thus promoting "the cause of humanity and the future triumph of pure Christianity"and to counter all the Northern anti-slavery "sheets, scattered far and wide", with "their one-sided views of" the subject.Williams' letter, asking his northern colleague to write for the magazine, adds an illuminating exposition of his motivations - countering northern "Christian philosophy" which had lost "its balance and become heretical, fanatical and...crazy", with the "evil work" of Abolitionist clergymen being "a war against the Bible", weaving together "Socialism, free-loveism and every heretical and unholy ism...under the cry of 'down with slavery'..."Six months later, Williams did inaugurate his monthly magazine, under the more ambiguous title, "Southern Dial and African Monitor", devoted to "the institutions and family literature of the South and good of the American African race." It was short-lived and issues are now rare, held only by the Huntington Library. Williams himself made no other mark on history, but his "strange brother" was the long-time Pastor of a Baptist Church in New York City who assembled a notable private library of rare books on theological history, together with many other volumes - including a dozen antebellum imprints opposing slavery."Rev. W R Williams My strange brother, you will see from the above, that I have started here in the South, an enterprize, which, while it is mainly for the south, is nevertheless, of great moment to the whole country. And not withstanding it looks chiefly to the writing talents of this section of our beloved country, its humanity, patriotism and benevolence, must call forth the sympathy, and move the heart, and pens, of ready writers, throughout this widespread land. For these, the inate elements of itsconstitutions are the basis of the moral influence, and Christian power, of the legitimately established and usefully conducted press. That even under their promptings, from the diferant standpoints of observation, wise and good men, may be differently affected, and be led to adopt contraray plans of operations is not wonderful But the Christian philosophy, should loose its balance and become heretical, fanatical, and even crazy, under such influences, is and must ever be lamentable. In deed sir, when the results mark the progress of any proposed changes, whether of a social, political, or religious character, there will certainly spring up envy, strife and confusion, and of consequence, every evil work, shewing to all, that earthlywisdom has usurped the empire of divine philosophy, whose fruit of righteousness is given in peace of them that make peace with my brother, itwas not heavenly wisdom which severed the religious ties of the north & south It is notheavenly wisdom which is now at work, to break their politicalbonds. The war has been waged ostensibly against African slavery but it is practically, a war against the Bible With Forianism, socialism, free love ism and every heretical and unholy ism, have wound themselves together into a ball of opposition, to the spirit and genius of its institutions and under the cry of down with slavery, or hem it in, and thus starve it out, they seek to enslave the principles, doctrines, institutions, which alone can emancipate and prepare men and women, either for, political, or, religious freedom. This enterprize is, for real good both to master and slave & the race through them first. Then against dreaded evil from the quarter indicated Can you not help us dear sir, with your able and polished pen? We have a new testament precedent for exposition and appeals, by an unnamed author. I am seeking two, one south and one north, to write in my magazine, the one as The Unknowing and the other as the Unnamed. I am to get the two, if I can, who are the very best writers in the two divisions mainly to exercise an influence which cannot be traced to either section as its fountain and others (reasons) such as you are better acquainted with than I am. Now I am not to be the principle Editor. I am Proprietor And want it understood, that I am responsible to the public for all I hand in for publication from these my own confidential guard to keep u for and in my magazine a high toned evangelical spirit & character, by their own model productions and Christian courtesy. The secret of name and locality must be profound, until the end aimed at, be accomplished. I do not mean they shall advocate sentiments they do not hold, or doctrines which would endanger their names for otherwise. It is alone for influence sake upon other writers and more on the public. Their communications should come to me individual address..."

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        1857 Map of the United States with its Territories also Mexico and the West Indies

      Ensign, Bridgman and Fanning 1857 - We offer a small wall map of North America and the United States, by Ensign, Bridgman and Fanning, published in 1857 at 156 William Street, Corner of Ann, New York. The map is approximately 37”x 35 ¼” printed on ivory paper on its original linen backing. There are some hand colored details, inset view of the West Indies, seven small engravings of steam/sailing vessels scattered through the various waters, and a wonderfully decorative border. American Indian nations are noted throughout, as are railroad routes. **Note: This is a large map and will require extra shipping.** Condition: As is standard with these early wall maps, the paper is somewhat yellowed and has numerous short "cracks" from being rolled and unrolled. There is a one inch area of paper loss in the blank upper left margin, not affecting the image. Generally very good condition. The wooden rollers have been removed and it is shrunk wrapped on 1/2" foamcore (not glued down).

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        Economy of the Labouring Classes. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.

      1857 - First Edition. 8vo, xii, 491pp, original cloth lettered in gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL MEDINAH AND MECCAH

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. 2 volumes. The second edition overall, the first edition in two volumes and the first with an additional appendix on the tribes of El Hejaz. With the folding map and plans, and the tinted and colour lithographs. This edition retains all the colour lithographs of the first edition and was the last edition to do so. 8vo, in the publisher's original scarce variant binding of maroon pebbled cloth, with the elaborate all-over designs on the spines and covers in gilt rather then in black, t.e.g. Now protected in a custom slipcase covered in maroon cloth. xiv, 418; 422 pp. A very bright and handsome set, especially clean and attractive for a book rarely found in the original cloth or in such well preserved condition, fine with just a little light wear to the spine tips and extremities, hinges are all firm and fully intact, the text is especially clean and fresh with the colour plates very bright and vivid. AN UNUSUALLY PLEASING COPY OF ONE OF BURTON'S GREATEST BOOKS AND A CORNERSTONE BOOK IN THE OUEVRE. RARE IN THIS CONDITION AND THIS BINDING STATE. According to Penzer, and to countless readers since, this is "one of the greatest works of travel ever published." Burton was one of the first westerners to enter the Arab holy cities; to accomplish this he had to assume the character and costume of a Persian Mirza, a wandering Dervish, and a "Pathan." Mrs. Burton said of his feat that " It meant ...living for nine months in the hottest and most unhealthy climate, upon repulsive food; it meant complete and absolute isolation from everything that makes life tolerable, from all civilisation, from all his natural habits; the brain at high tension, but the mind never wavering from the role he had adopted; but he liked it, he was happy in it, he felt at home in it, and in this book he tells you how he did it, and what he saw." Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. He spent much of his childhood in Italy and France and was educated eclectically. In 1840, he began studies at Trinity College, Oxford and distinguished himself through his eccentric behavior. Two years later, he joined the 18th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry at Baroda, in order to study "Oriental" life and languages. He had already studied some Arabic in London and learned Gujarati, Marathi, Hindustani, Persian and Arabic while in India. He eventually took on a position that allowed him to mix more freely with the indigenous peoples, especially the lower classes, and began to dress like them. Burton's seven years in India allowed him to become familiar with the languages, customs and geography of the East. This preparation paved the way for his famous trip to Mecca. At this time, there were areas of the Middle East that were still unknown to Westerners and thus, represented grey areas on the world map. Rumor and second hand information about the inner workings and holy sites of one of the largest religions in the world was all that was available to European scholars. Burton's decision to go to Mecca was approved by the Royal Geographical Society in order to fill this void. He passed himself off as an Indian Pathan and was required to know the rituals of a pilgrimage as well as the exigencies of manners and etiquette. Discovery of his deception would all but certainly have met with execution, this alone should indicate the importance both Burton and the R.G.S. placed on this mission. His publication of the journey--The Pilgrimage to Al-Medinah and Meccah--allowed European readers to experience new cultures, traditions and history. Burton's writing was accessible to the general reader and provided an intimate and well-documented portrayal of the Middle East.

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        UCCELLI. Fauna del Regno di Napoli ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali che abitano le diverse regioni di questo regno e le acque che le bagnano, contenente la descrizione de’ nuovi o poco esattamente conosciuti....

      Napoli, Tipografia di Gaetano Sautto, 1857. In-8 gr. (mm. 262x208), 2 parti in 1 volume, mz. pelle con ang. coeva, tit. oro al dorso. La I parte “contenente il catalogo sistematico delle specie che vivono od approdano nel Regno di Napoli”, di pp. (4),88 - La II parte “contenente la descrizione delle specie più rare e delle meritevoli di illustrazione”, di pp. 66 (incluso gli Indici). Accompagnano il volume 15 bellissime tavole colorate a mano, inc. in rame da Radente e da Imperato su disegno di Calyò, ampiamente descritte: sono “figure ricavate da originali viventi e dipinte al naturale”. "Edizione originale". Raro. Cfr. Zimmer,I, pp. 141-142: “The ornithological portion of the autor's elaborate work on the fauna of the Province of Naple” - Nissen,I,971 per l'intera opera, stampata in 114 fascicoli con 408 tavole, fra il 1829 e il 1886. Testo con lievi fiorit., tavole molto ben conservate.

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        John Brown Receives $50 in Anti-Slavery Support from Gerrit Smith - One of "the Secret Six" Who Would Soon Finance the Harper’s Ferry Raid

      1857 - Endorsement Signature on verso of Syracuse City Bank check filled out and signed by GERRIT SMITH to "Pay Captain John Brown of Kansas or bearer, fifty Dollars." May 16, 1857, 2 pp. 7.6 x 2.6 in. Historical BackgroundIn 1846, Gerrit Smith purchased 120,000 acres of land in the Adirondacks, centered around North Elba, New York, specifically to settle African Americans on the land. In April 1848, John Brown went to see Smith at his Peterboro, New York, home, where they quickly formed a friendship over their shared hatred of slavery, concern about the welfare of free blacks, and deep religious faith. Brown possessed a strong desire to take overt action against slavery. He bought a 244-acre tract from Smith for $1 per acre and settled his family at North Elba in May 1849.In 1855, Brown followed five of his sons to the Kansas Territory to assist antislavery forces struggling for control there. With a wagon laden with guns and ammunition, Brown settled in Osawatomie and soon became the leader of antislavery guerrillas. On May 24, 1856, Brown led a small force including four of his sons on a nighttime retaliatory raid (three days after proslavery Missourians sacked the town of Lawrence). They dragged proslavery men from their cabins north of Pottawatomie Creek and hacked them to death with swords.Brown returned to Springfield, Massachusetts, in November 1856, and began raising money for more anti-slavery activities. Introduced to several influential abolitionists in the Boston area in January 1857, he began drawing cash from them. Four months later, Gerrit Smith gave Brown $50 to support his efforts to make Kansas a free state. Brown returned to Kansas with some armed men in November 1858, but because the October elections had largely elected free-state candidates, Kansas was quiet. Brown and his men returned to Iowa, and Brown left them there while he traveled to Rochester, New York, to meet with Frederick Douglass.On February 22, 1858, in a meeting at Gerrit Smith's home that lasted late into the night, Brown revealed to Smith and Franklin Sanborn his plan to raid a federal arsenal to spark and supply a massive slave uprising. Smith was immediately supportive, and Sanford (who additionally represented four Boston-area abolitionists) agreed a few days later. With financing from the "Secret Six" wealthy abolitionists-Smith, Sanborn, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Samuel Howe, Theodore Parker, and George Luther Stearns-in May 1858, Brown took the next step, convening a meeting of blacks and whites in Chatham, Ontario, at which he announced his intention of establishing in the Maryland and Virginia mountains a stronghold for escaping slaves. In the summer of 1859, Brown set up a headquarters in a rented farmhouse in Maryland, across the Potomac River from the largest federal armory, in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. With an armed band of 16 whites and 5 blacks, on the night of October 16, Brown quickly took the armory and rounded up some sixty leading men of the area as hostages. Brown held out for a day and a half, fruitlessly waiting for hordes of enslaved people he expected to join the rebellion. On October 18, Lt. Israel Greene (under the overall command of Colonel Robert E. Lee) led ninety U.S. marines in storming the engine house; four of Brown's men and two marines were killed. Brown and all of the remaining raiders were captured. A wounded Brown was tried for murder, slave insurrection, and treason against the state. After a seven-day trial, he was convicted, and hanged on December 2, 1859.After the raid, Senator Jefferson Davis attempted to have Smith and the other members of the Secret Six arrested and tried along with Brown. Smith may have suffered a mental breakdown and had himself confined to an insane asylum in Utica, New York, for several weeks. Three other members fled to Canada, and one remained in Europe. In 1865, the Chicago Tribune claimed Smith knew in advance of Brown's plan to seize t. (See website for full description)

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        Oeuvres choisies suivies de Les Gens de Paris.- L'art d'engraisser et de maigrir à volonté.- Pincez-moi à la campagne !!

      Hetzel Et Blanchard. Maison Martinet, Paris 1857 - In-folio ( 410x300 mm ) plein maroquin chocolat, dos à 6 nerfs ornés d'un filet perlé doré, fleurons à la fleur de lys dans les caissons encadrés d'un double filets dorés, titre doré.Plats encadrés de filets et guirlande dorés, avec encadrement intérieur reprenant les filets minces et larges et une large guirlande. Ecoinçons à la fleur de lys. Filet doré sur les coupes, large guirlande dorée sur les chasses.Initiales O.P. dorées au centre du premier plat.Toutes tranches dorées.Reliure signé THOUVENIN.- Oeuvres choisies de GAVARNI.Edition spéciale publiée par le Figaro pour ses abonnés comprenant : Les Enfants terribles - traduction en langue vulgaire - Les Lorettes - Les Actrices - Fourberies des femmes en matière de sentiment - Clichy - Paris le soir - Le Carnaval à paris - Paris le matin - Les Etudiants de Paris - La Vie de Jeune homme - Les Débardeurs.Suivies de l'oeuvre complète publiée dans le Diable à Paris sous ce titre Les Gens de Paris.520 dessins avec leurs légendes.Présence de rousseurs, prononcées sur quelques pages.- Relié à la suite : - l'Art d'engraisser et de maigrir à volonté par CHAM.Maison Martinet, Paris, sans date.Lithographies de Fernique.Titre gravé et 20 pages de dessins légendés.- Pincez-moi à la Campagne !! par CHAM.Maison Martinet, Paris, sans date.Lithographies Destouches et Fernique.Titre gravé et 20 pages de dessins légendés.Les pages des 2 ouvrages de Cham d'un format in-quarto, ont été collées sur des pages de format in-folio correspondant à la reliure.Taches d'encre en marge des dernières pages. Illustrés. caricature. reliure

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        16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook

      Identified Mary A. Lapham, Taghkanic, Columbia, County, NY 1857 - 1930. Sixteen (16) different paper-cuts and accessories. They are 'make-do' as previously printed publications were used to cut the paper. There are 8 horses, 2 dogs, coaches, wagons, Finally they is an array of saddles, blankets and bridles to 'accessorize' the animals. The copybook was found with the paper-cuts and belonged to Mary Lapham, May 30, 1867.

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        Complete Volume 1888-1891

      First edition, complete collection of this rare satirical literary journal directed with many drawings by French illustrator Adolphe Willette (1857-1926). 51 issues from July 6, 1888 to September 20, 1889) including the special numbers at the end of the album, published two years after the bankruptcy of "Le Pierrot" - all real masterpieces of lithography. Each magazine is 11.5 x 15.5 inches, consists of two sheets in folio format, illustrated on the first page of a lithograph of A. Willette and for some issues, caricatures on the third page. Editor was Emile Goudeau. Adolphe Willette is inseparable from the Montmartre district where he decorated many cabarets, pubs and the famous Moulin Rouge. Painter first, he exhibited at Chat Noir after having participated in its creation. A controversial figure, Willette ran as an anti-Semitic candidate in the 1889 legislative elections in Paris.  Bound in one hardcover volume, in very good condition. See examples of some pages and cover.

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        THE KINGDOM AND PEOPLE OF SIAM; With A Narrative of the Mission to That Country in 1855.

      John W. Parker and Son 1857. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. x + [i] + 482pp. + 2pp. publ. adverts. + vi + [i] + 446pp. + 8pp. publ. list. Litho. port. frontis., folding map, 3 folding facsimiles, 8 chromolitho. plates, 6 engraved plates. Occasional chipping to leaves, Guille-Alles lib. stamp to verso of frontis of vol. 1. and verso of half title to vol. 2., some light marginal browning, rebound in modern blind fillet edged half calf with marbled boards, gilt lettered title labels to spines. Cordier Indosinica 736. Extensive work, dealing with all aspects of Siamese life. The appendices include the King of Siam's account of the attack upon the Burmese city of Chiangtoong in 1854. Edict of the late King of Siam against the introduction and sale of Opium within his dominions. Sir John Bowring (1792–1872), politician, diplomatist, and writer. ODNB ‘... . In 1855 Bowring visited Siam and successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with King Mongkut, which provoked strong opposition in England from Lord Shaftesbury and Bowring's radical friends owing to the clauses facilitating importation of opium into Siam ...' Bowring's son John was a partner in Jardine Mattheson & Co., the largest dealers in opium in the Far East. US$1139

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        Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (variant with extra page 8)

      John Murray, London 1857 - First edition, first impression published by John Murray in 1857. 687pp + fold out map and 8pp catalogue dated November 1, 1857 at rear. This copy is the rare variant of the first issue that has the additional page 8 inserted, numbered 8* and 8+. Internally this copy is in excellent condition with ALL plates and maps present and text in clean unfoxed condition. The additional loose map at rear still present in its envelope and is in excellent condition. Although the spine is cracked and in need of repair the binding remains solid. A rare first edition of one of the most famous accounts of African exploration and the book that established Livingstone's reputation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the Years 1849-1855 (Five Volumes)

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - Mixed editions, with the first three volumes being second editions published in 1857, and the last two being first editions published in 1858. Collated and complete with all color plates and folding maps. Some older moisture stains on edges affecting some plates. Leaves of volumes I, III, and V remain unopened. Hinges of all volumes have been professionally reinforced. Occasional small tears and other stains. Maps are all in very good condition. Overall tight and fairly clean copies. Five volume set will require additional postage charges for priority and/or international mail. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Printed 1 page Prospectus [erroneously signed â€

      Wetumpka, Alabama: 1857, one page printed prospectus, on folding letter sheet, the remaining two pages carry a letter by Williams explaining his anti-slavery views and purpose in publishing his magazine, with address leaf, in very good, clean condition.Williams proposed to publish a pro-slavery magazine, to be published in Wetumpka, Alabama, ironically "devoted to the good of the African race, and true interests of master and servant," pledging to enlist "writers of the highest character" to set forth religious and other justifications for "our southern institution of American Slavery", thus promoting "the cause of humanity and the future triumph of pure Christianity"and to counter all the Northern anti-slavery "sheets, scattered far and wide", with "their one-sided views of" the subject.Williams' letter, asking his northern colleague to write for the magazine, adds an illuminating exposition of his motivations – countering northern "Christian philosophy" which had lost "its balance and become heretical, fanatical and…crazy", with the "evil work" of Abolitionist clergymen being "a war against the Bible", weaving together "Socialism, free-loveism and every heretical and unholy ism…under the cry of 'down with slavery'…"Six months later, Williams did inaugurate his monthly magazine, under the more ambiguous title, "Southern Dial and African Monitor", devoted to "the institutions and family literature of the South and good of the American African race." It was short-lived and issues are now rare, held only by the Huntington Library. Williams himself made no other mark on history, but his "strange brother" was the long-time Pastor of a Baptist Church in New York City who assembled a notable private library of rare books on theological history, together with many other volumes - including a dozen antebellum imprints opposing slavery."Rev. W R WilliamsMy strange brother, you will see from the above, that I have started here in the South, an enterprize, which, while it is mainly for the south, is nevertheless, of great moment to the whole country. And not withstanding it looks chiefly to the writing talents of this section of our beloved country, its humanity, patriotism and benevolence, must call forth the sympathy, and move the heart, and pens, of ready writers, throughout this widespread land. For these, the inate elements of itsconstitutions are the basis of the moral influence, and Christian power, of the legitimately established and usefully conducted press. That even under their promptings, from the diferant standpoints of observation, wise and good men, may be differently affected, and be led to adopt contraray plans of operations is not wonderful But the Christian philosophy, should loose its balance and become heretical, fanatical, and even crazy, under such influences, is and must ever be lamentable. In deed sir, when the results mark the progress of any proposed changes, whether of a social, political, or religious character, there will certainly spring up envy, strife and confusion, and of consequence, every evil work, shewing to all, that earthlywisdom has usurped the empire of divine philosophy, whose fruit of righteousness is given in peace of them that make peace with my brother, itwas not heavenly wisdom which severed the religious ties of the north & south It is notheavenly wisdom which is now at work, to break their politicalbonds. The war has been waged ostensibly against African slavery but it is practically, a war against the Bible With Forianism, socialism, free love ism and every heretical and unholy ism, have wound themselves together into a ball of opposition, to the spirit and genius of its institutions and under the cry of down with slavery, or hem it in, and thus starve it out, they seek to enslave the principles, doctrines, institutions, which alone can emancipate and prepare men and women, either for, political, or, religious freedom. This enterprize is, for real good both to master and slave & the race through them first. Then against dreaded evil from the quarter indicated Can you not help us dear sir, with your able and polished pen? We have a new testament precedent for exposition and appeals, by an unnamed author. I am seeking two, one south and one north, to write in my magazine, the one as The Unknowing and the other as the Unnamed. I am to get the two, if I can, who are the very best writers in the two divisions mainly to exercise an influence which cannot be traced to either section as its fountain and others (reasons) such as you are better acquainted with than I am. Now I am not to be the principle Editor. I am Proprietor And want it understood, that I am responsible to the public for all I hand in for publication from these my own confidential guard to keep u for and in my magazine a high toned evangelical spirit & character, by their own model productions and Christian courtesy. The secret of name and locality must be profound, until the end aimed at, be accomplished. I do not mean they shall advocate sentiments they do not hold, or doctrines which would endanger their names for otherwise. It is alone for influence sake upon other writers and more on the public. Their communications should come to me individual address…"

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        NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA POPOLARE ITALIANA OVVERO DIZIONARIO GENERALE DI SCIENZE, LETTERE, ARTI, STORIA, GEOGRAFIA, ECC. Opera compilata sulle migliori in tal genere, inglesi, tedesche e francesi

      dalla Società l' Unione Tipografico-Editrice 1857-1870, TORINO - ITALIANO Opera composta da 23 volumi, 1 Atlante e 7 supplementi dei vol. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 e 9, macanti il volume 1 e 15. Tutti con mezza legatura, pergamena al dorso con titoli e fregi incisi e piatti rivestiti di cartone decorato. All' interno numerose illustrazioni derivate da incisioni in legno e tavole in rame. Fioritura sparsa alle pagine e ai tagli, usura del tempo alle coperte, le tavole dell' atlante sono integre ma sono presenti aloni e tracce di precedente umidità.Possibilità di vendita singola La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 930,00 euro.

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        THE VIRGINIANS. A tale of the last century. 24 monthly issues (parts).

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - English novel; first edition; 24 nos.; 23cm; frontispiece; illustrations; 44 plates; added title pages, engraved and illustrated; red morocco solander case; 24 numbers issued monthly, November, 1857, to October, 1859, in illustrated yellow paper covers; title page, contents, list of plates, etc., for volume 1 at end of number 12; for volume 2 at end of no. 24. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Little Dorrit

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1857 - Bound in the extremely scarce publisher's deluxe full green morocco binding. Original yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. First issue with signature BB2 signed B2, "Regaud" for "Blandois" on pgs. 469 - 73, etc. A Very Good + copy overall. Slight wear at the spine and extremities, minor foxing at the plates and adjacent pages, but unrestored and in remarkably good shape.With Amy Dorrit as his case study, Dickens reveals how a parents' financial shortcomings can detrimentally affect their daughters' lives -- forcing women into unsafe or unsavory employment and preventing them from finding husbands and forming families of their own. And he suggests that only through goodness and self sacrifice can women rise up from these conditions. "On any other terms than those of allegory, angelic Amy Dorrit would be squirmingly hard to swallow. As it is, her goodness is indispensable to the story. Born in the Marshals debtor's prison, she is the only character whose wishes are wholly unselfish and whose unbreakable will to love and be loved frees her metaphorically from every prison, literal and social. All the other major characters are imprisoned by discontent, by poverty, by ignorance, by personal ambition, even by ill-judged kindness; but most conspicuously by an insatiable desire for money, power and status" (Stevenson). No other Dickens novel tackles more overtly the burdens women bear in the face of economic hardship, nor so highly glorifies its female characters for their endurance. Very Good +. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Residence Among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea; Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856

      London: John Murray, 1857. First edition, illustrated with 5 plates, octavo, pp xvi, 440, a little age-toning and slight marking or thumbing throughout, but otherwise very good, original cloth, slightly rubbed, slight bumping and wear to the corners, very neatly re-backed many years ago, [the front endpaper contains the armorial bookplates of Peter Dowding Prankerd, the book-label of Georgette Lubbock and the bookplate of the Villa Medici]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good.

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        AUSTRALASIATIC REMINISCENCES OF TWENTY-THREE YEARS' WANDERINGS IN TASMANIA AND THE AUSTRALIAS;

      - including travels with Dr. Leichhardt in north or tropical Australia. Pp. [vi]+vi+216+[8](advertisements), frontispiece portrait of Leichhardt; post 12mo; pale green printed papered boards with pictorial advertisement on lower board, rebacked (not recently) with cloth tape (wider on lower board) and a grey/green calf spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, the boards lightly foxed and soiled, edges rubbed and with a couple of neat paper repairs; later (but not recent) endpapers, a couple of brief inked annotations, scattered foxing; J. T. Hendy, Melbourne, 1857. First edition. F.7664; Wantrup 141a. *Botanist Daniel Bunce (1813-1872) arrived in Hobart Town in 1833. In 1839 he went to Port Phillip, where he studied the speech of the local aboriginals. (His \i Language of the Aborigines of the Colony of Victoria and other Australian Districts was published in 1851). In 1846 Bunce accompanied Ludwig Leichhardt on his second attempt to cross Australia from east to west. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DECLARATION OF THE FREEMASONS OF BOSTON AND VICINITY. PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC, DECEMBER 31, A.D. 1831. REPRINTED JANUARY 1, 1857

      Mudge & Spooner, Printers, Boston 1857 - Elephant folio broadside, 22" x 17". Elaborately decorated border; advertisement for Abner W. Pollard of Boston, purveyor of "Masonic Books, Carpets, Diplomas, &c., &c." Signed in type, in thirteen columns, by more than 1500 Massachusetts Masons. Old folds, Near Fine. The Declaration sought to counter the "inflammatory representations of certain offences, committed by a few misguided members of the Masonic Institution." The notoriety of the Morgan murder had enhanced already-existing anti-Masonic feeling. The Declaration assures the public that Masonic ceremonies and oaths do not oblige a Mason "to sustain his Masonic brethren in acts, which are at variance with the fundamental principles of morality, and incompatible with his duty as a good and faithful citizen." Freemasonry advocates "freedom of thought and speech, and permits each and every one to act according to the dictates of his own conscience in matters of religion, and of his personal preferences in matters of politics." Freemasonry is a good thing. Fervent anti-Masonic sentiment in Massachusetts, resulting in the creation of an anti-Masonic political party, stimulated several publications of this broadside. All are rare. According to OCLC the 1831 printing [located only at AAS, NY Hist. Soc., and U UT] was followed by this 1857, and then by an 1871 broadside.OCLC 476645026 [1- National Heritage Museum], 122941754 [3- AAS, Boston Athen., MA Hist.] as of December 2017. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera; in the Form of Fity-one Letters, Descriptive of Much of this Portion of the Republic of Mexico...its Chief Cities and Towns..its Commerce, Agriculture, Manufacture, Industry, Mineral Resources

      San Francisco: Whitton, Towne & Co, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. From the library of Barry Goldwater with his bookplate. 438 pages illustrated with 5 wood engravings. Wheat (writing under the pseudonym Cincinnatus) accompanied H.S. Washburn, U.S. Deputy Survey from Fort Yuma traveled from Tucson writing not only about a potential railroad route, mining, the banishment of Barron and Forbes and the Tepic conspiracy but also about an American filibustering expedition. Since it also has near contemporary notes on the Gadsen Purchase it remains an essential source on that turbulent but fascinating part of the last political settlement of the Southwest. [Howes W-313; Greenwood 896; Wagner-Camp 294b].

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        SOUVENIRS MILITAIRES et intimes du Général Vte de Pelleport de 1793 à 1853. Publiés par son fils sur manuscrit originaux, lettres, notes et documents officiels laissés par l'auteur.

      Paris Didier et Cie, Bordeaux Chaumas 1857. 2 volumes in-8 2 feuillets non chiffrés VI-VII 2-298pp, 2 feuillets non chiffrés 2-269pp. Demi chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs rehaussés d'une chaînette dorée, filets dorés et à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, reliure de l'époque. orné d'un portrait en frontispice, 1 tableau dépliant, 2fac simile d'autographes dépliants, 14 cartes réunies sur 12 planches dépliantes. Rousseurs. Exemplaire bien complet des deux volumes, de leur texte, du portrait, du tableau, des fac simile et des cartes, dans une reliure typique de l'époque, solide et en bon état. TRES RARE. Fierro 1142. tulard 1128. Bertier de Sauvigny 794. Ces souvenirs, essentiellement militaires, sont un bon témoignage sur l'Armée des Pyrénées Orientales (1793-1795), l'Italie (1796-1798), la Suisse, les Campagnse d'Egypte et de Syrie, puis les Campagnes de 1809, de Russie et d'Allemagne. on le retrouvera, sous la Restauration, dans le Cantal et l'Ariège, puis en Espagne.

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        [Medicinal recipes for sexual ailments].[Germany?, ca. 1857]. Small 8vo (17 x 11 cm). Manuscript in Latin and German. Contemporary half tan cloth.

      A mid-19th-century pharmacological manuscript, with recipes to treat many sexual ailments, with what appears to be a presentation inscription between the two parts to "Mademoiselle Josephine Castella sorti de l'asil le 16 Septembre 1857", so she appears to have been given the book (probably before part 2 was written) when she left some sort of asylum or other institution. Did she leave a job providing health care for women at some sort of institution, or had she been an inmate there? (a lady who had come into difficulties? or a high class prostitute?). There is clearly a fascinating story here, but it requires further study. The first part of the manuscript comprises neatly written Latin lists of ingredients for 202 numbered medicaments in a hierarchical classification scheme. Although they do not name their uses or the ailments they treat, spot checks show that some are sexual in nature, such as "Solut arsenic. Fowleri" (no. 173, used to treat uterine ailments) or "Decoct Zittmanni" (nos. 174 & 175, used to treat syphilis). Many include mineral or botanical poisons, such as mercury, arsenic, antimony and belladonna. The second part, in two numbered series of 5 and 108 recipes, is more hastily written in a second hand, in German and arranged under occasional headings indicating the ailments or the function of the medicine. Many of these are of a sexual nature: "Prophylaxis", "Gonorrhaea" (and two related headings), "Haüfige und schmerzhafte Erectionen', "Bubo sympathicus" (syphilis?) and several more. Many of the recipes are followed by a name, apparently the source of the recipe: Otto (by far the most frequent), Eisenmann, Schneider, Fischer, Simon, Langston Tarket[?], J.A. Schmidt, A. Löffler, Knox, Vogler, Westberg, Wyatt and several others.With occasional minor foxing but generally in very good condition. The sides are rubbed and the cloth of the spine has a few small tears, but the binding is structurally sound.

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        DECLARATION OF THE FREEMASONS OF BOSTON AND VICINITY. PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC, DECEMBER 31, A.D. 1831... REPRINTED JANUARY 1, 1857

      Boston: Mudge & Spooner, Printers, 1857. Elephant folio broadside, 22" x 17". Elaborately decorated border; advertisement for Abner W. Pollard of Boston, purveyor of "Masonic Books, Carpets, Diplomas, &c., &c." Signed in type, in thirteen columns, by more than 1500 Massachusetts Masons. Old folds, Near Fine. The Declaration sought to counter the "inflammatory representations of certain offences, committed by a few misguided members of the Masonic Institution." The notoriety of the Morgan murder had enhanced already-existing anti-Masonic feeling. The Declaration assures the public that Masonic ceremonies and oaths do not oblige a Mason "to sustain his Masonic brethren in acts, which are at variance with the fundamental principles of morality, and incompatible with his duty as a good and faithful citizen." Freemasonry advocates "freedom of thought and speech, and permits each and every one to act according to the dictates of his own conscience in matters of religion, and of his personal preferences in matters of politics." Freemasonry is a good thing. Fervent anti-Masonic sentiment in Massachusetts, resulting in the creation of an anti-Masonic political party, stimulated several publications of this broadside. All are rare. According to OCLC the 1831 printing [located only at AAS, NY Hist. Soc., and U UT] was followed by this 1857, and then by an 1871 broadside. OCLC 476645026 [1- National Heritage Museum], 122941754 [3- AAS, Boston Athen., MA Hist.] as of December 2017.

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        Boston

      New York 1857 - Acquaforte ed acquatinta colorata a mano, 1857 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un dipinto di J. Hill. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta coeva, con ampi margini, perfetto stato di conservazione. Magnifica veduta del porto e della baia di Boston. Il punto di vista rivela un porto occupato con navi di tutte le nazioni e tipologie che solcavano le acque. In primo piano pescatori e lavoratori portuali, sullo sfondo il Bunker Hill Monument e campanili vari chiaramente visibili. Charles Mottram è stato incisore inglese ad acquatinta e maniera nera attivo nel 19° secolo, molto attivo nell’uso delle lastre acciaiate. Il suo lavoro comprende un vasto corpus di vedute e illustrazioni, molte tratte da dipinti. Dimensioni 990 x 685. An extremely attractive panoramic view of Boston Harbor by J. Hill and Charles Mottram. The view reveals a busy harbor with ships of all nations and types plying the waters. In the foreground fisherman and dockworkers ply their trade. In the background the Bunker Hill Monument as well as various church steeples are clearly visible. Charles Mottram was an English steel plate, aquatint, and mezzotint engraver active in the 19th century. His work includes a vast corpus of views and illustrations ranging from engraved issues of famous paintings to unique city views. Mottram's work is admired application to steel plates of "sky tints" with the use of a ruling machine. Size 990x685. Dimensioni

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        The Ladies’ Monthly Magazine. The World of Fashion. Journal of Fashion, Literature, Music, the Opera, and the Theatres. Vol: 34. Jan. - Dec. 1857 = No 397 - 408.

      London, 1857 - mit 45 handkolorierten und einigen sch/w Tafeln Vor- und Nachsatz leimschattig, Tafeln im Randbereich teils leicht fleckig, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        A Lecture on Switzerland.

      Printed for Private Circulation, July 1857 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, 94; very good in the original cloth, gilt. A presentation copy, inscribed to half- title “From the Author”. Longman (1813-1877), of the publishing house Longmans, was a founding member of the Alpine Club and its president in 1871-4. This privately printed pamphlet deals primarily with glaciers and their motion but also discusses Chamonix and the ascent of Mont Blanc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship "Resolute" To The Artic Regions in Search of John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.M. Discovery Ships "Erebus" and "Terror", 1852, 1853, 1854

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1857 - 8 1/2 x 5 inches, xl, 530 pages, marbled boards with leather tips, rebound with modern calf spine, With 8 full page hand colored lithograph illustrations and one hand colored folding chart. The last illustration called for in the table of plates is bound in as the frontispiece. Contemporary inscription in pen on front endpaper. edition. Contents in near fine condition with some foxing to leaf facing folding map, slight chipping to folding map at outside edge. Contents in near fine condition with some foxing to leaf facing folding map, slight chipping to folding map at outside edge [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A. Bernoud 1857 Basilicata earthquake Very rare perhaps unique Stereo card S1039

      1857 - Stereo card in very good condition (see scan). Size: 8,7x16,3 cm. Photographer: Alphonse Bernoud (attributed to). 1857. The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (also known as the Great Neapolitan earthquake) occurred on December 16 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 10,000. At the time it was the third largest known earthquake, and has been estimated to have been of magnitude 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The earthquake was felt as far away as Terracina to the northwest, the main places suffering damage being Potenza, Polla, Diano, Sala, and Padula in the Val di Diano, and Tito, Sarconi, Marsico Nuovo, Saponara, and Montemurro. The latter two places, along with Padula and Polla, were virtually completely destroyed. Alphonse Bernoud (Meximieux, 4 febbraio 1820 – Lione, 24 novembre 1889). Pioniere della fotografia, Bernoud abbandonò la Francia per raggiungere l’Italia, ove la sua fama raggiunse ben presto gli alti ranghi della società italiana, tanto da diventare il fotografo della corte dei Borbone prima, e successivamente di Casa Savoia. Fu inviato nelle zone colpite dal terremoto del 1857 in Basilicata e sono sue tutte le foto realizzate tra quelle rovine.

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        Photograph A. Bernoud 1857 Basilicata earthquake Very rare Unique? Stereo card S1042

      1857 - Stereo card in very good condition. Size: 8,7x16,3 cm. Photographer: Alphonse Bernoud (attributed to). 1857. Il terremoto della Basilicata The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (also known as the Great Neapolitan earthquake) occurred on December 16 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 10,000. At the time it was the third largest known earthquake, and has been estimated to have been of magnitude 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The earthquake was felt as far away as Terracina to the northwest, the main places suffering damage being Potenza, Polla, Diano, Sala, and Padula in the Val di Diano, and Tito, Sarconi, Marsico Nuovo, Saponara, and Montemurro. The latter two places, along with Padula and Polla, were virtually completely destroyed. Alphonse Bernoud (Meximieux, 4 febbraio 1820 – Lione, 24 novembre 1889). Pioniere della fotografia, Bernoud abbandonò la Francia per raggiungere l’Italia, ove la sua fama raggiunse ben presto gli alti ranghi della società italiana, tanto da diventare il fotografo della corte dei Borbone prima, e successivamente di Casa Savoia. Fu inviato nelle zone colpite dal terremoto del 1857 in Basilicata e sono sue tutte le foto realizzate tra quelle rovine.

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        Photograph A. Bernoud 1857 Basilicata earthquake Very rare unpublished Stereo card S1041

      - Stereo card in very good condition (see scan). Size: 8,7x16,3 cm. Photographer: Alphonse Bernoud (attributed to). 1857. Il terremoto della Basilicata The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (also known as the Great Neapolitan earthquake) occurred on December 16 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 10,000. At the time it was the third largest known earthquake, and has been estimated to have been of magnitude 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The earthquake was felt as far away as Terracina to the northwest, the main places suffering damage being Potenza, Polla, Diano, Sala, and Padula in the Val di Diano, and Tito, Sarconi, Marsico Nuovo, Saponara, and Montemurro. The latter two places, along with Padula and Polla, were virtually completely destroyed. Alphonse Bernoud (Meximieux, 4 febbraio 1820 – Lione, 24 novembre 1889). Pioniere della fotografia, Bernoud abbandonò la Francia per raggiungere l’Italia, ove la sua fama raggiunse ben presto gli alti ranghi della società italiana, tanto da diventare il fotografo della corte dei Borbone prima, e successivamente di Casa Savoia. Fu inviato nelle zone colpite dal terremoto del 1857 in Basilicata e sono sue tutte le foto realizzate tra quelle rovine.

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        Photograph A. Bernoud 1857 Basilicata earthquake Very rare unpublished Stereo card S1040

      1857 - Stereo card in very good condition (see scan) Size: 8,7x16,3 cm. Photographer: Alphonse Bernoud (attributed to). 1857. Il terremoto della Basilicata The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (also known as the Great Neapolitan earthquake) occurred on December 16 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 10,000. At the time it was the third largest known earthquake, and has been estimated to have been of magnitude 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The earthquake was felt as far away as Terracina to the northwest, the main places suffering damage being Potenza, Polla, Diano, Sala, and Padula in the Val di Diano, and Tito, Sarconi, Marsico Nuovo, Saponara, and Montemurro. The latter two places, along with Padula and Polla, were virtually completely destroyed. Alphonse Bernoud (Meximieux, 4 febbraio 1820 – Lione, 24 novembre 1889). Pioniere della fotografia, Bernoud abbandonò la Francia per raggiungere l’Italia, ove la sua fama raggiunse ben presto gli alti ranghi della società italiana, tanto da diventare il fotografo della corte dei Borbone prima, e successivamente di Casa Savoia. Fu inviato nelle zone colpite dal terremoto del 1857 in Basilicata e sono sue tutte le foto realizzate tra quelle rovine.

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        Photograph Very rare Large salt print Andreas Groll 1857c Medieval armor P.J. Orsini

      1857 - Exceptional vintage original salt print mounted on an original thin sheet Author: Andreas Groll Medieval armor of Paul Jordan Orsini Photo size: 28 x14 cm. (11.03x5.52 in) Size of the original cardboard: 37x30 cm (14.58x11.8 in) Original photograph in excellent condition A+++ (see scan). 1857c An important photo of a great master offered at a price affordable and guaranteed to be authentic from Lanterna Magica of Palermo

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        The Northwest Coast; three years' residence in Washington Territory

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. First edition, 8vo, pp. 435, [1], plus 4-page publisher's catalogue; frontispiece illustration with original tissue guard, title-page vignette, 25 illustrations throughout text (many full-page), and a folding map; original blindstamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine; binding faded, the gilt dull, but fading is the major fault: remarkably little wear to extremities, the textblock is crisp and firm, and the map is free from tears and chips; a very good copy. Tweney, upon illustrating the title-page of this work, describes it as "now recognized as one of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana." Tweney 74; Howes S1164.

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        Colección de Reales órdenes y disposiciones de las autoridades superiores de la Isla de Cuba, publicadas en la Gaceta de La Habana desde el 21 de Septiembre de 1854.

      Imprenta del Gobierno y Capitanía General por S.M., Habana 1857 - 511 pp páginas

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        Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Shirley; The Professor; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Villette; and The Life of Charlotte Bronte. THE ATTRACTIVE EARLY ORANGE COTH SMITH ELDER EDITION, COMPLETE IN 7 VOLUMES.

      Smith Elder & Co, New York 1857 - This is a very good to good hardback set in the original orange cloth covers in variable condition as is usual with these lovely little books, with dates from 1857 - 1860. 2 have broken hinges, one front & one back, which I can ask our bookbinder to mend if desired. COMPLETE SETS ARE HARD TO FIND. For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre du poète américain Henry Longfellow.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 pp. ½ In-8 07/07/1857 traces de collage au os du second feuillet. I send you, on a visit only, and have given it permission to pass six weeks with you, that being the length of the College vacation which is just beginning. We are off in a couple of days for Nahant ; and if you come to Boston during the summer, pray find time to run down there. We shall be very glad to see you ; and as there is a steamer, four times a day, and train to Linon (?), without number, you will not find the journey long nor tedious Poète américain. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Architektonisches Skizzen-Buch. Eine Sammlung von Landhäusern, Villen, ländlichen Gebäuden, Gartenhäusern, Gartenverzierungen, Gittern, Erkern, Balkons, Blumenfenstern, Brunnen, Springbrunnen, Hofgebäuden, Einfassungsmauern, Candelabern, Grabmonumenten u

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1857, Heftes n. 3 - 12 - 13 - 18 -. 19 - 20 - 21 - 26, tutti di n. 1/6 belle tavole litografiche in gran parte a colori. Otto fascicoli nelle cartelle originali per 48 tavole di cm. 36 x 26. Tutte :

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        BEKHTEREV AND HIS LEGACY]

      - Two items related to Vladimir Bekhterev (1857-1927), the prominent Russian neurologist, the founder of modern objective psychology as well as the founder of one of the first institutes to specialize in psychiatry and psychology: 23.1. Album with 16 photomontage leaves. [Leningrad: State Institute of Medical Knowledge, 1927]. 24,5x30,4 cm (binding), ca. 19x27 cm (all differ). Offset printing on regular paper. In cardboards with printed on the front board «State Institute of Medical Knowledge», «1927» and the bowl of Hygieia. Cardboards rubbed with tears, some plates are detached from the pages. Otherwise very good. The collection of 16 plates with many photographs of the workplace and people at the State Institute of Medical Knowledge. It was founded in 1907 (and existed until 2011) by one of the greatest Russian scientists, Vladimir Bekhterev (1857-1927). It was originally a psychoneurological institute, the world's first scientific center for the comprehensive study of a man and the scientific development of psychology, psychiatry, neurology. The institute at the same time was set to be an educational institution. To work in the institute Bekhterev attracted the best professors of St. Petersburg. Honorary members of the Institute were L.N. Tolstoy, I.I. Mechnikov, Bekhterev himself, Chairman of the Council of Ministers V. N. Kokovtsov, French scientist J. d'Arsonval, artist I.E. Repin. In 1920, thanks to the efforts of Bekhterev medical faculty was granted the status of an independent university and became known as the State Institute of Medical Knowledge (GIMZ). The first rectors of the GIMZ were Bekhterev's students, and the scientist himself was an honorary rector and head of the department of reflexology with a clinic of nervous diseases. The Institute had 36 departments with 150 teachers, 35 of them professors. At the only general faculty at that time, 1800 students were enrolled. Here in 1927 on the initiative of professor N.I. Petrova was founded Scientific and Practical Cancer Institute of the Leningrad. Provincial Health Department - the first in the country research institute of this profile. The first plate bears portrait of Bekhterev and other officials of the institute (like first rector A.V. Gerver) as well as buildings of the institute (he created multiple institutions inside his institute, more than anyone else). Other plates show auditoriums, laboratories, clinics, professors and students, patients and even process of their examination. One more plate show two photos of Bekterev in psychiatric clinic: one most likely during hypnosis session and another with colleagues. In 1930, the Institute was renamed and became the Second Leningrad Medical Institute (2nd LMI). 23.2. Folder with 20 oblong photomontage leaves on photographic paper. [St. Petersburg, 1932]. 22x27,5 cm. Near fine. Two sheets with small tears, [pl.1] lacking two tiny pieces. Back side of each plate with traces of glue (used to be glued in an album). This collection of plates is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Second Leningrad Medical Institute. Each plate has an extraordinary photomontage using photographs of employees and students of departments (with captions), rooms and labs, equipment and medical objects such as thermometer, test-tubes, scalpel, syringe, bottles and pills, etc. (and even human bones and dissected frog). The first plate is featuring photographs of Institute's building, Bekhterev's photograph and photographs of other officials. Other plates dedicated to departments of normal anatomy, normal physiology, organic and inorganic chemistry, pathological physiology, forensic medicine, professional hygiene, social hygiene; clinic of ear, throat and nose, gynecological clinic, clinic of eye diseases, psychiatry clinic, clinic of infectious diseases, and other. Portraits of professors are of definite value as well like F.E. Tur, N.V. Belogolovov, Y.B. Zel'dovich, G.G. Genter, and others. Both items are unique survivals of the t

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants.

      Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas 1857 - FIRST EDITION 1857, Volume I of 2, containing: "Fourfooted animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, with 10 elementary plates of miscellaneous objects". Folio, 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, modern half tan leather over original marbled boards, gilt titled spine, original endpapers retained, title page leaf plus 16 pages of description of the plates, 30 beautiful double page hand coloured plates. The first 10 plates are of "furniture, utensils, vessels, tools, instruments, costumes &c." The next 8 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 9 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 3 show snakes, fish and butterflies. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, old marbled boards rubbed, inner paper hinges cracked, binding sound, endpapers browned and foxed, very little pale foxing to 2 facing plates, 50 mm (2") closed vertical tear to final plate at centrefold, not affecting image, occasional small pale mark to margins, plates clean and bright. A very good plus complete copy. Osborne I, page 216. Volume II is by Charlotte Young and covers the Vegetable World. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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