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        Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa. Vols I to IV only

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London 1857 - xxxvi, 578pp + ads; xi, 676pp; xi, 635pp; xiv, 641pp + ads. Plates and maps, some folding. Volume V is absent. G : in good condition. Rebound with new eps. Browning throughout, impacting on all plates and maps, also stamps of the British Legation, Tangiers Half red leather hardback with brown leather boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fastes de Napoleon Premier

      Paris: Plon; Paris: F. Chardon Aine 1857 - 2 volumes, bound as one. Oblong folio, 86 x 45 cm. Bound in later buckram cloth. Mounted India proofs. 25 pages of text before the plate volume of 35 plates. Institutional stamp on dedication page. Dampstains along lower margin to much of the text volume. Plates generally free of markings. Fasti di Napoleone, is composed of plates engraved by Francesco and Giuseppe Rosaspina, Michele Bisi (1788-1874) and Giuseppe Longhi (1766-1831), from paintings that Andrea Appiani (1754-1817) made 1801-1807 for the Cariatides Room of the Royal Palace of Milan at the request of Napoleon and Prince Eugene. The original frescos were destroyed in 1943 during Second World War and so this work is a lasting testament to the now lost works of Appiani. The plates reflect 39 scenes, starting with Napoleon's successful 1796 campaign to the victory in Friedland in 1807. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      1857 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dementia Praecox oder Gruppe der Schizophrenen.

      XII, 420 Seiten. gr-8, Original-Ganzleinenband, farbiger Kopfschnitt. Einband etwas berieben und gering eckbestoßen, ExLibris und unauffälliger hs. Vermerk auf Vorsatz, im vorderen Gelenk etwas gelockert, Seiten sauber, letzte Seite minimal an Oberkante eingerissen, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In Antiqua-Schrift.*ZUM AUTOR: Paul Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939), Schweizer Psychiater. Bekannt geworden ist Bleuler vor allem durch seine Beschreibung der Schizophrenie (1911: Dementia praecox oder Gruppe der Schizophrenien), mit der er den bisherigen Begriff Dementia praecox von Emil Kraepelin ersetzt hatte. Für Bleuler war die Ambivalenz das Hauptsympton der Schizophrenie. Mit seinem Werk über die Schizophrenie brachte Bleuler vier Neuerungen hervor: 1. Einführung des Begriffes "Schizophrenie" unter Einbeziehung einer Reihe von Krankheitszuständen 2. Ein dynamisches Krankheitskonzept 3. Interpretation schizophrener Wahnideen 4. Optimistische Anschauung der Therapierbarkeit der Schizophrenien in allen Stadien. Bleuler war der erste Ordinarius, der die neuen Lehren von S. Freud in der Psychiatrie zur Anwendung brachte. Vorliegendes Werk gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Beiträge zur Psychiatrie im 20. Jahrhundert. ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!***

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        BARCHESTER TOWERS

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. 3 volumes. First edition and the first issue with "tattooed" for "tabooed" on page 269, line 24 of the second volume. Tall 8vo, in the publisher's original light brown cloth decoratively paneled on the boards in blind, the spines gilt lettered, the first issue bindings uniform with The Warden, Volume I has brick red endpapers advertising Mrs. Jameson's Works. Volume II has brick red endpapers advertising Treasury of Geography and The Life and Epistles of St. Paul and Volume 3 brick red advertising the Completion of the Travelers Library. Now housed in a very attractive morocco backed slipcase gilt decorated. [vii], viii, 305, [2]; iv, 299; iv, 321[1]. No half-titles called for in Vols. ll and lll. Advertisement leaf for 'The Warden' preceding half-title in Vol. I. A beautiful set, rare in original cloth and this an especially attractive set, the cloth with just a hint of expert consolidation done with extreme discretion at the spine tips, the text still very fresh with no spotting at all. A wonderful set. A VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION, RARE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH AND IN SUCH ATTRACTIVE CONDITION. 'Barchester Towers' satirizes the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began writing the book in 1855, wrote constantly, and made himself a writing-desk so he could continue writing while travelling by train. "Pray know that when a man begins writing a book he never gives over," he wrote in a letter during this period. "The evil with which he is beset is as inveterate as drinking - as exciting as gambling." And, years later in his autobiography, he observed "In the writing of Barchester Towers I took great delight. The bishop and Mrs. Proudie were very real to me, as were also the troubles of the archdeacon and the loves of Mr. Slope." "Barchester Towers is many readers' favourite Trollope", wrote The Guardian, which included it in its list of "1000 novels everyone must read".'

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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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        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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        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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        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)

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 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.. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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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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        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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        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 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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        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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        GRANDE ILLUSTRAZIONE DEL LOMBARDO-VENETO ossia storia delle città, dei borghi, comuni, castelli, ecc. fino ai tempi moderni per cura di letterati italiani compilata da L. Gualtieri Conte di Brenna e diretta da Cesare Cantù

      Milano Tranquillo Ronchi (poi Corona e Caimi) 1857 - 1861 6 volumi in 8° Pagine 839 + 8 + 830 + 1244 + 1014 + 1091 + 791 Legature coeve uniformi in mezza percalina con angoli. Dorsi in pelle marrone con titoli e fregi in oro impressi. Conservati i 6 frontespizi allegorici incisi in xilografia. Presenti tutte e 4 le piante di città (Milano Padova, Mantova e Venezia) Numerosissime incisioni xilografiche intercalate nel testo e fuori testo. Lievissime e sporadiche fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di opera monumentale e ancora oggi ricercata per la quantita' di informazioni storiche, statistiche, demografiche, economche, folkloriche, artistiche e topografiche riguardanti l'alta Italia. Ogni provincia viene descritta dettagliatamente a partire dal capoluogo fino a tutti i centri minori che la compongono. Notevole, inoltre, l'aspetto vedutistico, che risulta una delle maggiori fonti documentarie del tempo soprattutto per quanto concerne la provincia e le zone solitamente meno privilegiate dal punto di vista iconografico. ll primo volume contiene la descrizione del territorio di Milano e Pavia, il secondo di Venezia e Belluno, il terzo di Brescia, Cremona e Como, il quarto di Padova, Verona e Vicenza, il primo volume del quinto tomo di Valtellina, Mantova, Lodi, Bergamo e Crema, il secondo volume del quinto tomo di Rovigo, Udine e Treviso. Cfr: Cremonini, 164. Catalogo Hoepli, 593: Opera delle piu' interessanti e compiute per quel tempo, che illustra le regioni del Lombardo-Veneto sotto tutti gli aspetti, storico, artistico, culturale, folcloristico, demografico, economico, ricca di molte tabelle e statistiche. Famiglia Meneghina, 584.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1857 - Bradbury and Evans, 1857. 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne [Phiz], foxing to the plates and in the margins of the text, original printed front cover bound in. A good copy. 8” and 625pp. Errata listed after list of plates on xvi. All of the Walter 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 •              xii, Chap. XXI – title not hyphenated 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.   Size: 8vo.     Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – gilt titles to green label, cap is damaged with some loss. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition – gentle wear. Boards – good condition – some marks. Page edges – good condition – marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Front paste down – good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition – foxed. Pages – good condition – many of the plates foxed, some quite badly – which is usual for these editions. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1857 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province (4 volumes in 2)

      Naumbourg, à l’expédition de la bibliothèque choisie (L. Garcke) 1857 - 4 volumes in 2 banden: 160+160+160+204pp.; gemarmerd papier. Compris dans la pagination de la dernière partie : Offland, d’Alexandre Dumas fils (p. 67-94); et L’As de trèfle par H. Gourdon de Genouillac (p.97-204); Foxing; Naam reliefstempeltje op enkele pagaina's. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 time. After Bekhterev's sudden death in 1927 (there has been rumours of poisoning), his name was removed from Soviet textbooks.

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        Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Volumes I & II. With two copies of Volume I. 4 Volumes in 3

      Washington. A. O. P Nicholson & C.Wendell. 1857,1859. - 1st. edition. Original embossed black cloth. Bindings G+ to VG-. Content VG- & VG. condition. 11"X8" 4 volumes in 3. Two copies of Vol.I. Senate issue. 34th.Congress 1st.Session. Ex. Doc. 108. Both copies in VG- cond. with some foxing to a few plates. As usual, each is missing a few plates(very few). One copy is missing one stone engraving(Falls of the Rio Salado) and one steel engraving(Las Isletas, falls of Presido Rio Grande). The other copy is missing 3 stone engravings(The plaza church at El Paso-Yumas-Co co pas) & pages 107-110. The two volumes together provide all plates ever published, and all maps in VG. condition(The first copy mentioned above, has a tear to one map, but without loss of print or paper). Vol.II. is House Issue. Ex. Doc.135 (Identical to Senate issue), it contains two parts sometimes issued in two volumes. The content of this Volume is VG. with virtually no foxing/browning. Part I. is Botany and Part II. is Zoology. Part I.(Botany:270pp.+61plates-Cactaceae:78pp.+75plates). Part II.(Mammals: 62pp.+27plates-Birds:33pp.+25 beautifully colored plates [fine] -Reptiles: 35pp.+41plates-Fishes:87pp.+41plates). See Wagner Camp for additional details. A TOTAL OF 4 VOLUMES IN 3. Pagination: Vol.I. xvi,258,1,174,21plates. Vol.II. PartI. 270, 61plates,78,75plates. PartII. 217,134plates(in 4 sections). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur le système monétaire de saint Louis.

      Paris, Imprimerie impériale 1857 - in-4, [4]-251 pp., index, demi-chagrin marine, dos à nerfs fleurdelisé, simple filet à froid sur les plats, tranches mouchetées (rel. un peu postérieure). Accrocs à plusieurs nerfs, mais bon exemplaire. Unique édition, peu commune, de ce travail précurseur sur les finances royales médiévales. - C'est en 1854 que Jean-Noêl dit Natalis de Wailly (1805-1886) fut nommé au Cabinet des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Impériale, et il demeura à ce poste jusqu'à sa mort, abattant un travail considérable, notamment pour l'indexation et le classement. Relié à la suite : WAILLY : Notice sur six manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale contenant le texte de Geoffroi de Ville-Hardouin. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1872, [4]-144 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated History of The War Against Russia

      London: Virtue and Co., Limited,, [1857]. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped illustrations and gilt double fillets, gilt vignette centrepiece to front covers within blind-stamped floral panel, yellow endpapers, top edge untrimmed. Portrait frontispieces and vignette title pages with tissue-guards between them, 64 uncoloured steel engravings with tissue-guards, 6 hand-coloured steel-engraved maps. Volume I slightly shaken, head and foot of spine slightly bumped, corners slightly worn and lightly soiled, slight splitting to hinges of endpapers, many unopened pages, some foxing. A very good set. First edition, two volume issue. One of the finest contemporary histories of the Crimean War, lavishly illustrated with depictions of sea and land battles, portraits of the major individuals, and maps of the region. The edition was also issued as an eight volume set. With the bookplate of Sir Basil Liddell Hart, military theorist and historian, to pastedown, alongside the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire chemist and bibliophile.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1857. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (220 x 147 mm). Contemporary half morocco, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Frontispiece, engraved title, 38 plates, 8 of which are "dark plates", all by H. K. Browne (Phiz). Wear to sides and spine, scuffing to tips, plates slightly foxed with occasional offsetting, light foxing to text block. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, in book form with all points of first issue, as per Smith. Originally published in monthly parts from December 1855 to June 1857, this edition is bound from parts and there is some evidence of stab-marks in gutter-margins.

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        Australian Album 1857

      Sydney, J.R. Clarke, Music Publisher ('Allan & Wigley, Lith. Printers'), 1857. Large quarto, [v] leaves (all with either recto or verso blank), comprising the frontispiece (a portrait of the visiting Austrian violinist Miska Hauser), pictorial title, dedication, preface, and contents, plus eight separately printed pieces of sheet music (for piano) with pictorial covers (one in colour); there is a blank leaf between each piece. With the exception of the preface and contents leaf, all text and illustrations are lithographed. Gilt-pictorial blue watered cloth (featuring the title within a large floral garland; the same design is stamped in blind on the rear cover); all edges gilt; cloth a little marked and worn at the extremities, with minor loss to the head and foot of the spine; endpapers and first and last pages a little foxed; most pages are offset; a very good copy, with the contents in excellent condition. The contemporary gift inscription to 'Margery C Metcalfe / from / Wm H M / Jany 1st 1857' is written in ink on the flyleaf. The artwork is by Edmund Thomas (1827-1867); the ten plates include three portraits and scenic views of Sydney Heads, Rose Bay, and the North Shore, as well as 'Allan Cunningham's Monument in the Botanic Gardens'. The pieces are BOULANGER, E.D.: The Last Rose of Summer (12 pages); HAUSER, Miska: Australian Flowers (8 pages); MARSH, S.H. (with poetry by Mrs HEMANS): Far o'er the Sea (10 pages); HAUSER, Miska: The Bird upon the Tree (12 pages); MARSH, Henry: The Pic Nic Polka (8 pages); ELLARD, Frederic: Morceau de Salon Lucrezia (12 pages); STANLEY, William: The Rose Bay Quadrilles (8 pages); and ALARY, G.: Variations (8 pages). The pagination includes the cover artwork in each case. The preface, dated December 1856, is by a very young Frank Fowler (1833-1863), journalist and author: 'In 1855-58 he visited New South Wales for his health and intended to write a popular book on his travels [and he did].... Fowler identified himself with the colony and had grandiose plans for the establishment of a national literature.... In 1858 [he] returned to England [where] he died aged 30 from brain fever.... Fowler's style reveals a poetic, romantic and ebullient personality' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). A sample from the preface will prove the point: the compositions 'are all new - all colonial. Here - in this city - they were played, printed, and published. True, some of the composers are foreigners; but still this book is as much an Australian production as a cluster of grapes from the German vineyard at Kissing Point. We can send the work home as a specimen of what we can do out here at Botany Bay - as an index of our education, refinement, art-feeling. And it is fitting we should attest our social progress by some annual publication of this character. Nothing else will do it so completely and so well. It vindicates our connexion with old-world genius and skill; and proves that we are not destitute of some of the haughty lineaments of European civilization'. Ferguson 6318 (noting the artist and with a useful list of the plate content, but not mentioning the composers or their compositions). Reading between the lines in Fowler's preface, one gets the distinct impression that this album is a 'first thus' for the colony - and possibly for the country.

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        Detailed Map of the Revd Dr Livingstone's Route Across Africa Constructed from His Astonomical Observations,, Bearings, Estimated Distances, Sketches &c.,&c.

      1857 - *** MAP in very good clean clear and untorn condition. It is preserved in the original dark purple boards with a handwritten panel on the upper board. On the pastedown of the lower board is the remains of a label. There are very small worn "holes" at the corners of the creases (see images).This is similar to the map that was issued with Livingstone's "Missionary Travels" of the same date, but issued separately, Blue linen backed fold up map with original title on cover, folds up to 195x105mm. This shows the route, red-lined, taken by Livingstone between 1854-56 St Paul de Loanda.to Quilimane. Please note, cost of secured delivery and ipostal nsurance to seller's account. Size: 330x660mm (oblong)

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        Practical Suggestions for Relieving the Over-Crowded Thoroughfares of London; Securing Improved Means of Locomotion; Diverting the Sewage from the Thames, and Appropriating it to Agricultural Use; with Estimate of Cost and Probable Revenue; also Maps, Plans, and Views.

      Edward Stanford, London 1857 - Octavo. 26pp plus folding map to rear. Original paper wrapps. Wear to extremities with some minor damage to head and tail of spine. Contents just starting to come away from the covers at the spine. Price of 'Half-a-Crown' given at foot of front cover. Illustrated with 4 lithograph plates (2 folding) and map at rear. Folding map showing London and the proposed 'New Street and Railway' and 'Mr. Frank Foster's Lower Intercepting Sewer'. Sporadic light spotting. Otherwise a 'Very Good' copy. This report was produced as a result of a series of parliamentary committees concerned with over-crowding in London. Mitchell proposed a single grand street running from Kensington Palace to the East End. Alongside this street would be a railway with a branch from Lincoln¿s Inn Fields to Waterloo. Another part of the scheme involved the pressing problem of sewage disposal, Mitchell argued the case for an intercepting sewer running beneath his great street and adjacent railway. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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        [G. 92] A new grand concerto with accompaniments_as performed at The Opera Concert, composed by Mr. Viotti, abd adapted for the piano-forte with or without the additional keys by Mr. Hullmandel

      London : Lewis, Houston & Hyde, [179-?]. - Stimmen. Klavier (23 S.), Vl1, Vl2, Vla1/2, Basso, Fl1/2, Corno1/2. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Kl,. Loch im Schlussblatt Klavierstimme, mit minimalem Verlust an Buchstabe. Kl. Randschaden. RISM V 1857.Versand D: 4,00 EUR concertos, illustration

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        Neue Beiträge zur praktischen Chirurgie. Nebst Bericht über die chirurgisch-augenärztliche Klinik der Königlichen Universität zu Halle während des 25jährigen Zeitraumes vom 1.Mai 1831 bis zum 1.Mai 1856.

      Leipzig, A.Förstnersche Buchhandlung, 1857, 8, XXXVIII, 270, (2) pp., 5 lith. Tafeln, blind geprägter Leinenband der Zeit mit fleuraler Rückenvergoldung etwas fleckig. Erste Ausgabe! "Dieses Buch ist eine Fortsetzung der Beiträge zur praktischen Chirurgie, welche ich im Jahre 1848 herausgegeben habe unmd auf deren Eilleitung ich hier verweise, statt eine längere Vorrede zu geben." Ernst BlasiusInhaltsverzeichniss (Hauptkapitel): Bericht über die Klinik für den Zeitraum vom 1.Mai 1831 bis 1.Mai 1856. Beiträge zur praktischen Chirurgie: Nekrose der Knochen Hydrocele Operationen der Schleimpolypen der Nase Plastische Operationen Darmfisteln und Aftersperre Das rein coxalgische Becken.

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