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        Panorama der K. Haupt-u.-Residenz-Stadt München. Aufgenommen in der Vogelperspective vom Sct. Petersthurme aus, zur Zeit des 700 jährigen Jubilaeums 1858

      Munich 1858 - 11 large-format collodion dry plate photographs, mounted on card accordion-style with linen joints to form a 360 degree panoramic view of Munich, titled on the mount below the image and with the photographer's name in contemporary manuscript at the lower right. Overall size: 20 3/4 x 178 inches. Folds into a contemporary green cloth-backed box with gilt edges Provenance: Ludwig II (contemporary manuscript inscription on a small sheet affixed inside the front cover of the box) Among the earliest photographic panoramic city views ever accomplished. Taken from the tower of St. Peter's Church on the occasion of the 700 anniversary of the city, Böttger's panorama is the first such panoramic photograph of Munich. Georg Böttger (1821-1901) began his career as an engraver and lithographer, taking up photography circa 1850. His earliest photographic works were portraits and architectural studies, the latter particularly including monuments dedicated to Ludwig I and II. In 1854, he participated in the Deutsche Industrieausstellung, and would both teach photography and sell photographic equipment. In the 1860s he would photographically document bridge and railroad engineering projects in Germany, and in 1872 be named the official photographer of the Bavarian royal family. The present panorama is by far his most famous image, being among the largest photographs accomplished to that date, the earliest 360 degree photographic city view, and among the earliest photographic panoramas ever taken (preceded only by a panorama of Paris by Bisson freres in 1855). It is extremely scarce. Not in Heidtmann and with only a single example located in the Stadtmuseum, Munich. This example with provenance to Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Johann Friedrich der Mittlere, Herzog zu Sachsen. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Band 1-2 in einem Band.

      Mit XIV, 599 2 n.n. Blätter, 352 Seiten, schlichter Pappband der Zeit mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschildchen, 8 ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Besitzvermerke auf dem Vorsatz *W. Pertsch 1858* ( mit dem Zusatz: Geschenk des Verfassers ) sowie *L. Pertsch, März 1918*, Seiten teils etwas stock- oder leicht braunfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker. Ca. 100 Seiten zur unteren Ecke hin etwas eselsohrig. - selten - ( Gewicht 1100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Les Dominicains et l'archevêché de Paris se disputent la maison des Carmes.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-4 28/10/1858 Adresse au dos. En-tête de l'archevêché de Paris. bon Lettre de monseigneur Morlot, archevêque de Paris, au père Lacordaire, supérieur de l'ordre des Dominicains, relative au différend qui les oppose sur l'occupation de la maison des Carmes à Paris. L'archevêché avait consenti la mise à disposition gratuite des lieux aux Dominicains, à l'époque de Mgr Sibour. Aujourd'hui, il souhaite les récupérer ou, tout du moins, dans un premier temps, les louer et les faire entretenir. Morlot réfute l'argumentation de Lacordaire. «Le but principal de Mgr Affre en achetant la maison des Carmes était d'y établir un petit séminaire diocésain, comme cela résulte du texte même des circulaires adressées aux fidèles pour solliciter leurs aumônes. Il est vrai que Mgr Affre se proposait subsidiairement d'établir aussi dans la maison des Carmes un corps de prêtres destiné à remplir gratuitement les diverses fonctions apostoliques qui leur seraient confiées : prédications, missions dans la banlieue, etc., mais ce but était secondaire [.]. Il suit de là que l'établissement de l'ordre de St Dominique dans la maison des Carmes ne peut être regardé comme l'accomplissement d'une obligation contractée par le diocèse ni comme l'acquit d'une fondation ; et que la gratuité du bail intervenu entre Mgr Sibour et les Dominicains ne se rattache pas à l'engagement qui aurait été contracté par le diocèse de Paris en échange des aumônes reçues [.]". Cependant il reconnaît tous les services rendus par Lacordaire et les Dominicains, «surtout ceux que vous avez rendus vous-même d'une manière si éclatante». Il lui propose alors un nouveau pacte : «En conséquence, je consentirais volontiers à ce que vous continuassiez d'habiter la maison des Carmes : mais je ne voudrais m'engager ni gratuitement ni pour longtemps [.]». Il propose un bail de six ans pour 5000 f. par an et les réparations locatives à la charge des Dominicains. Cardinal, évêque d'Orléans (1839), archevêque de Tours (1842) puis de Paris (1857). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        AMERICAN HAND BOOK OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE:; GIVING THE MOST APPROVED AND CONVENIENT METHODS FOR PREPARING THE CHEMICALS, AND THE COMBINATIONS USED IN THE ART. CONTAINING THE DAGUERREOTYPE, ELECTROTYPE, AND VARIOUS OTHER PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN TAKING HELIOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS

      NY: S.D. Humphrey, 1858. Fifth edition. 8vo., xii, 13-214 pp., 5 pp. adverts. Publisher's gilt-titled red cloth which is lightly rubbed at the tips. The previous owner's neat signature is written on the first blank leaf, and there are a few pencil underlinings to the first printed page, with a tiny nick at the bottom blank margin of p. 21 - 24. A near fine and bright copy. Samuel Humphrey published his first manual in 1849, and the first photographic magazine in the world, THE DAGUERREIAN JOURNAL, 1850; both were key influences in the spread of the process in the U.S. His first manual was 81 pp., reprinted again in 1849, with a third edition in 1853. This, the fifth edition, is considerably enlarged and improved. Roosens and Salu No.2894.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Die Schwämme Mitteldeutschlands.

      Gotha Thienemann 1858 - (32 x 24,5 cm). XXVIII S., 150 Sp. Mit 10 lithographierten Tafeln in Sepia. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Zweite Ausgabe dieser 1857 erstmals in kleiner Auflage als Festgabe für die Mitglieder der XIX. Versammlung deutscher Land- und Forstwirte in Coburg herausgegebenen Schrift. - Staude, Stadtphysikus und stellvertretender Direktor des herzoglichen Naturalienkabinetts, "begründete in dem Werk neue Gattungen wie Collybia und Crepidotus" (Volbracht). - Name auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. Vorsätze erneuert. Rücken sauber restauriert, sonst gut erhalten. - Uellner 1726; Pritzel 8907; vgl. Volbracht 2041(EA)

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        A Journey through the Kingdon of Oude, in 1849-1850;By Direction of the Right Hon. The Earl of Dalhousie, Governor-General. With Private Correspondence relative to the Annexation of Oude to British India &c.

      1858 - Two volumes. First edition. Folding frontispiece map to Volume I, plan to text. 8vo. A very good set in the original orange embossed cloth, gilt, a little rubbed. lxxx, 338pp., vi, 424pp. London, Bentley, It was on the basis of ?Thuggee? Sleeman's reports here reprinted that Dalhousie decided to annex Oudh despite the opposing advise of Ramsay the resident there. Uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH EMPHASIS ON ABOLITIONISTS

      - One autograph album, ~7 x 4 inches, of red cloth, with the front cover torn off but present It contains autographs and ALS's of the following people, ordered alphabetically. Any photos not available will be uploaded shortly. William Rounseville Alger (theologian & orator) Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (abolitionist & Major General in the Union Army) Henry Ward Beecher (abolitionist & theologian) Fredrika Bremer (Swedish author & feminist reformer) Anson Burlingame (diplomat & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Rufus Wheelwright Clark (author & theologian) Cassius Marcellus Clay (abolitionist from Kentucky, and namesake for heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali) Linus Bacon Comins (member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Roscoe Deane (attorney-at-law) Stephen A. Douglas (defeated Abraham Lincoln in a 1858 campaign for the U. S. Senate, after a series of eloquent debates.) Ralph Waldo Emerson (author, transcendentalist & abolitionist) William Llloyd Garrison (leading abolitionist & journalist) Henry Giles (author & theologian) John Parker Hale (abolitionist & U.S. Senator from New Hampshire) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (medical doctor, author & father of the famous jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) Thomas Starr King (political activist & theologian. A statue of King was in the U.S. Capital building throughout the 20th century.) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (renowned poet, abolitionist & educator) Owen Lovejoy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Illinois) Alonzo Ames Miner (political activist, educator & theologian) William Douglas O'Connor (anti-slavery journalist) John Gorham Palfrey (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Edwards Amasa Park (theologian & orator) Theodore Parker (social reformer & theologian) Marsena Rudolph Patrick (Brevet Major General in the Army of Potomac) Wendell Phillips (leading abolitionist. A statue of Wendell Phillips is in the Boston Public Garden) Josiah Quincy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Henry Ryder (abolitionist & theologian) John Godfrey Saxe (journalist and political activist) Jared Sparks (historian & educator) Richard Salter Storrs, Jr. (theologian & orator) Andrew Leete Stone (author & civil war chaplain for the 45th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers) William S. Studley (anti-slavery activist & theologian) Harriet Beecher Stowe (famous abolitionist & author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin") Sylvanus Thayer (Brevet Brigadier General and "the father of West Point") Mark Trafton (member of Congress & theologian) Howard Malcolm Ticknor (journalist) Robert Cassie Waterston (poet, theologian, & orator) Daniel Webster (noted orator & politician) Daniel Fletcher Webster (top person in U.S. Department of State & civil war hero) George Whipple (abolitionist & theologian) Seth Williams (Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac) Henry Wilson (Vice President of the United States from Natick Massachusetts) William Winter (author & drama critic). Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        A Compendium of Kafir Laws & Customs,

      1858 - including genealogical tables of Kafir Chiefs and various tribal census returns.First edition. 2 folding charts. 8vo. Original brown cloth. vii, 168pp. Mount Coke, Wesleyan Mission Press, Rare. A very good copy of the first edition. The author was Chief commissioner in British Kaffraria. Mendelssohn regards this work as one of the best on its subject. ?The geography, government, laws, and customs of the natives are fully described . The genealogical tables assist in explaining the somewhat cmoplex system of Kaffir laws of inheritance and descent, and a census of British Kaffraria in 1857 in appended? (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn I, p960. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        BUFFALO HUNT UNDER THE WHITE WOLF SKIN. AN INDIAN STRATAGEM ON THE LEVEL PRAIRIES

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1858. Handcolored lithograph. Sheet size: 18 1/8 x 23 1/16 inches. Very good. A very rare Currier and Ives issue of this classic image of life on the Western Plains before the coming of the white man. Nathaniel Currier & James Ives, the most successful print publishers of their era, published only a few of Catlin's images and all are now particularly rare. Catlin's description of his own version of this plate ("Buffalo Hunt, Wolf Skin Mask," plate 13 from CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO) is equally valid when applied to the present Currier & Ives issue: "The Indian, superior in craft to both...[the buffalo and wolf], and...[not owning] a horse, has [adopted]...the stratagem represented in this plate, of profiting by these circumstances, by placing himself under the skin of a white wolf, with his weapons in hand, in which plight he often creeps over the level prairies (where there is no object to conceal him) to close company with the unsuspecting herd....In this plate is a just representation of the level prairies which often occur for many miles together, affording to the eye of a traveller, in all directions, a complete type of the ocean in a calm; green near and around him, but changing to blue in the distance; without tree or shrub, or slightest undulation to break the perfect line of the surrounding horizon." Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, - yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. The present image is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. CONNINGHAM 728. GALE 814. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE 1519a.

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        Teneriffe, An Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.

      Lovell Reeve. London. 1858. - Twenty photo-stereographs (mounted albumen silver prints) with tissue guards, map, xvi+451+[1]+23+15+[2] pp, index, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, textured cloth covered boards (hardbound), gilt spine lettering and embossed image on front cover. Bookseller's ticket on front paste down, binder's ticket on rear paste down (Westley's & Co. London). Light wear to cover extremities with short split to lower spine; interior in very good condition with very occasional light foxing. A publication significant for the first use of stereographs (stereo-views) in book illustration; in his introduction Smyth devotes two pages to these "two distinct portraits of each object.[where by].correctness is secured." The object of the expedition was "to ascertain how far astronomical observation can be improved, by eliminating the lower third part of the atmosphere." The text is divided into four parts: The Voyage and the Climb, On the Crater of Elevation, On the Crater of Eruption, and Lowlands of Teneriffe. Additional pages after the index are: two page advertisement for The Literary Gazette; Mr. Reeve's List of Publications; a one page advertisement for the book itself with heading "Interesting Novelty"; "Egypt and Nubia. Descriptive Catalogue of One Hundred Stereoscopic Views of the Pyramids, The Nile, Karnak, Thebes, Aboo-Simbel, and all the more interesting objects of Egypt and Nubia" published by Negretti & Zambra with additional page of reviews; ad for "Lessons in Photography" etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON SO MUCH OF GOV. ADAMS' MESSAGE AS RELATES TO THE SLAVE TRADE [cover title].

      Charleston. 1858. - 16pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished, held together with brass tacks; light chipping and soiling. Paper lightly and evenly toned. Good. Report submitted to the South Carolina Senate, which concludes that slavery is essential to the agricultural production of the South. Additionally, the committee felt that the slave trade helped relieve Africa from "the pressure of a redundant population, as might be afforded by emigration in the only form in which its benefits can be extended to them."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, And Other Poems

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. First edition, first printing with October ads and unbattered type in all places. 8vo, publisher's original brown Ticknor cloth binding, lettered in gilt on spine, blindstamped decorations and borders on covers. iv, [7]-215, 12 ads. A bright, clean and very nice copy, with light aging to the binding, the tips in very nice condition, internally clean and fresh, the hinges strong and sound with one short closed tear refurbished. A NICE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. An American classic by this truly masterful craftsman of narrative poetry. A difficult book to locate in nice condition. Set against the backdrop of a fierce Indian war, the tale focuses on a love triangle between three of the Mayflower Pilgrims: Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullens, and John Alden. Longfellow claimed the story was true, but the historical evidence is inconclusive. Nevertheless, the ballad was very popular in nineteenth-century America, immortalizing the Pilgrims in American culture. Debate has persisted for over 150 years as to whether the tale is fact or fiction. The main characters, Miles Standish, John Alden, and Priscilla Mullins, have names of historic Pilgrims. Henry Longfellow was a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrims and claimed that he was relating oral family history. Skeptics dismiss his saga as a folktale, but no conclusive evidence exists either way. However, scholars have confirmed the cherished place of romantic love in Pilgrim culture, and have documented the Indian war described by Longfellow. Circumstantial evidence of the love triangle also exists. Miles Standish and John Alden were likely roommates; Priscilla Mullins was the only single woman of marriageable age.

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        Geological Map of Scotland, Lochs, Mountains, islands, Rivers and Canals. The Railways and the Principal Roads and the Site of the Minerals, by J. A. Knipe. Author of the Geological Map of the British Isles, Inscribed to H.R.H. Prince Albert. 1858.

      Edward Stanford 6, Charing Cross, Glasgow, Richard Griffin & Co., [9th Sept., 1858]., London, - Knipe's rare geological map of Scotland Lithograph map, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original hand-colour, folding into brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Knipe's rare geological map of Scotland. To the left of the map is an extensive key providing information upon geological composition, including marsh, shale, limestone, several sandstones, coal, clay, slate, quartz, granite, and porphyry, iron, copper, and lead. Below the map the is a section of geological formations, stretching from the Isle of Lewis to the Isle of Wight, and including examples of Hypozoic, Alaeozoic, Mesozoic, Cainozoic, and Volcanic formations. Other sections include the River Jed, The Maidens Paps Roxburgh, Pittenween and St Monance coal fields, Muirkirk coal field, and a section from Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat. The present map "was the first large-scale geological map of Scotland to have appeared since Macculloch's 1836 map, and the first attempt to bring together the wealth of detailed geological information that had appeared (primarily in the 'Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland') during the intervening twenty-six year period since Macculloch completed his mapping in 1832" (Toland). The map was generally favourably received at the time with 'The Glasgow Herald', 23rd February 1859 noting: "Both the geographer and geologist will find Mr Knipe's map deserving of their attention. [the map] supplying a desideratum in Scottish geology". Knipe would later go on to published revised editions in 1859, 1861, 1864, and 1878. However, despite theses efforts it would appear - due to the few surviving examples - that the map was not a commercial success. First edition; the title bears the date 1858, although the imprint bears no date, a pasted on printed label to the right of the key reads: "Note: it is the opinion of Sir R Murchison, that the sedimentary rocks of the N.W. from Cape Wrath to Sleat-point, Skye, are Cambrian (Greywacke), their true position, however, is under discussion. Meeting of the British Association, Leeds, 28th Sepr., 1858.". The absence of an imprint date suggests an early impression of the map. Rare; Toland's paper upon Knipe lists five institutional examples of the first edition: Bristol University; British Library; British Geological Survey; Natural History Museum; and Yale University. BL Cartographic Items Maps 7335.(3.); Toland 11. 1859 1st edition; Toland, Christopher (et al), 'The Life and Works of James Alexander Knipe (?1803-1882), British Itinerant Geological Map Maker', Earth Science History, vol. 32, issue 2, 2013.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        \"Bade. Chemin de Fremersberg\", (Blick von Westen auf neues Schloss und Stadtkirche, links Kühe an steilem Wiesenhang, vorn herrschaftliche Kutsche, hoher Randbaum), getönte Lithographie von L. Sabatier, gezeichnet von J. Coignet, aus der Serie:\"Bade & ses environs\",

      Paris, Cattier o.J. (1858). ca 33 x 45 Blattgröße) und ca 25 x 38,3 (Abbildungsgröße) SELTENES BLATT, hübsche querformatige Ansicht, Schefold \"Alte Ansichten aus Baden\" Nr. 20405 Versand D: 5,00 EUR La 48830, ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE

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        The Virginians; A Tale of the Last Century

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo., 2 volumes, 382 pp., 1858; 376 pp., 1859. Half bound in green leather with marbled boards and all edges stained a pinkish-brown, light pink endpapers and pastedowns. Spine has gilt lettering and and decorations and five raised bands. Bound by H. New. Several steel-engraved and wood-engraved illustrations throughout, each volume with engraved frontispiece and vignette title page (all plates present). Includes a bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume with the name Joseph Findlater. Van Duzer 232. A nice copy of this well-known historical novel by one of the most important British novelists of the Victorian era. A Very Good set with some fading to the spine and the corners of the boards, resulting in the leather fading to a rich brown in these spots, traces of wear and rubbing to the boards, and a few tiny spots of age darkening to the endpapers and pastedowns.

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        Scenes from Clerical Life.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858 - 2 volumes, octavo (194 x 121 mm). Early 20th-century tan half morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, raised bands to spines, blue morocco labels, compartments decorated in gilt, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplates of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842–1918) to pastedowns. Tips rubbed, a little spotting to prelims, a few leaves refurbished but always in a consistent with honest repair, overall very good. First edition in book form of George Eliot's first published work, three stories that had previously been serialised in Blackwood's Magazine. Parrish pp. 7-12, Sadleir 818. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MITLA: A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855, with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Edited by J.S. Bell. Five chromolithographs, including one folding, with several textual woodcuts and a folding map. Tempsky (1828-68), a Prussian adventurer and talented artist, was educated at the Berlin Military Academy and served many years in the army and later as a mercenary. His wife, Emilia Bell, was born in Greytown, Nicaragua. This work is an interesting account of Tempsky's journey in Mexico, Tehuantepec, and Central America, and his attempt to portray the inhabitants "in a life-like manner." The text begins with an 1853 sea voyage aboard the French brig Independance from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Mexico. The author had spent the three previous years in California (he has been described as John Sutter's personal bodyguard). Later, Tempsky immigrated to Australia and then went on to New Zealand, where he was killed in bush fighting against the Maoris. Octavo. The period full calf binding has been expertly rebacked in matching tan calf, with five raised bands and decorative gilt stamping. An ink inscription dated 1861 appears on a prefatory blank leaf. Some dust staining to the top edge. A few minor nicks and scuff to the leather; else very good.

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        View from the Peak of Otter Bedford County VA. No. 2

      Edward Beyer, Richmond, Virginia 1858 - Tinted lithograph, 'Taken from Nature by Ed. Beyer', printed by W. Loeillot in Berlin. An exemplary print from one of the greatest American view books: `a major outstanding item' (Bennett) Edward Beyer was a German artist who visited the United States in the early 1850's. He chose to concentrate his work on Virginia and Kentucky, spending three years in Virginia working on the original drawings for this book. Although the title notes that the copyright was registered by Beyer in the District of Virginia, the book was actually produced in Germany, with the plates being prepared in Dresden or Berlin. The superb tinted lithograph views were generally printed in black with, generally, two further colours. There are three Peaks of Otter, three mountain peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the town of Bedford, Virginia Deak writes of Beyer, "He was taken by the beauty of the Virginia landscape, particularly by the elegant settings of some of the region's watering places.Virginians responded warmly to Beyer's enterprise and often gave him advance access to architectural plans when these could be of help to him. There was probably no Virginia county that Beyer left unvisited in his zeal to present what is, in fact, an affectionate family album of an entire state." Deak praises Beyer's "delicate and precise style" and "characteristic refinement of proportion.". Cf. Bennett p.10; cf. Deak Picturing America 721; cf. Howes B413 ("b"); cf. Sabin 5125.

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        Elisabeth.

      F Paterno Wien um 1858 - Lithographie auf China von Adolf Dauthage nach Anton Einsle, Druck von Jos. Stoufs, Bildformat (inkl. Bordüre) 32 x 26,5 cm. - Das Trägerpapier beschnitten und mit kleinen Mängeln, das Bild selbst frisch und fleckenfrei. Nicht bei Aretz (vgl. Nr. 31); Gegenstück mit Porträt von Franz Joseph siehe Pauer 152. - Der Wiener Hofmaler Anton Einsle (1801-1878) schuf das der Lithographie zugrunde liegende Ölgemälde Elisabeths im Jahr ihrer Hochzeit mit Kaiser Franz Joseph (1854). - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Tre båtar. Studie. [Och:] Vägen.

      Två laverade pennteckningar på ett och samma blad, båda i liggande format. Landskapsbilden omgiven av en tecknad ramlinje och signerad "F. R.". C:a 14 × 20 resp. 10,2 × 17,5 cm. (Bladet 27,8 × 21,8 cm.) Bladet något smutsat. Den småländske bondsonen Frans Roselli växte upp vid hemmanet Rosan utanför Eksjö och bildade senare sitt efternamn från gårdsnamnet. Han sattes i lära hos en målarmästare i Eksjö vid 14 års ålder men var ambitiös och blev omkring 1858 elev i Marcus Larsons 'konstskola' i Flenshult vid Vimmerby. I Axel Gauffins skildring av målarskolan omtalas Roselli som trumslagare och när han 1867 kom till Konstakademien i Stockholm skrevs han in i principskolans matrikel som "f. d. hautboist från Småland" (Axel Gauffin, Marcus Larsson, ett svenskt geni (1943), s. 152. Stockholm, Konstakademien. Principskolans matrikel 1849-1870 nr 2637. Inskriven 5 februari och på nytt 1 november 1867).Roselli var i sitt måleri tydligt påverkad av Marcus Larson och "sökte efterfölja sin mästare i ljuseffekternas bravur" (Ewert Wrangel, Smålands konstnärers utställning i samband med Hantverks- och industriutställningen i Nässjö 21 juni-16 juli 1922 (Nässjö 1922), s. 9). Efter sejouren i Stockholm försökte han sälja sina tavlor i Tyskland, men var inte tillräckligt framgångsrik för att ta sig till Rom som han hoppats. Han insjunkade kort senare i en lungsjukdom och dog vid endast 35 års ålder.Av dessa fina skisser framgår att Roselli var en långt mer framstående tecknare än målare. Men källmaterialet är begränsat. Hans teckningar är sällsynta och tycks inte finnas ens i våra större museer, frånsett ett blad med enkla studier av fötter i Nationalmuseum och en likaledes enkel teckning i Teckningsmuseet i Laholm.

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        Lectures on the Atomic Theory and Essays Scientific and Literary. In two volumes

      Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co.. Very Good-. 1858. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international shipping.; In 2 volumes, contemporary dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, x, 357; 384 pp., rubbing to spine ends & extremities, early owner's inscription to verso of ffeps, one section loose, essays on mesmerism, animal magnetism, ghosts, alchemy, etc., Brown was the last of the alchemists, trying to turn carbon into silicon, only edition published, scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 357 pages .

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        Oriental and Western Siberia:

      1858 - A Narrative of Seven Years Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and Part of Central Asia. First edition. Large folding map and 20 lithographed plates some with several tints. With 32 wood-engravings in the text. Tall 8vo. Marginal tear to fore-edge of one plate. Also marginal tear to fore-edge of list of (detached) list of wood-engravings. Rear endpaper cracked at hinge. A bright fine copy otherwise in the original pictorial cloth, gilt. xi, 611, [2]ads.(undated)pp. London, Yakushi, A111. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oriental and Western Siberia: a narrative of seven yearsÕ explorations and adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, The Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and part of Central Asia.

      London, Hurst and Blackett, 1858, 8vo bella ed elaborata legatura originale in percallina verde con impressioni a secco ai piatti, titoli e immagine impressa in oro al piatto anteriore, titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, pp. VIII-(4)-611 con 20 tavole litografiche a colori fuori testo (compresa lÕantiporta) protette da veline, oltre a 32 incisioni xilografiche nel testo e a una grande carta geografica pi volte ripiegata. Prima edizione. Buona copia.

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        Lettre autographe signée adressée à sa mère : «Tu sais cependant bien que ma destinée est mauvaise.»

      1858 - - [Paris] 13 [juillet] 1858 (mal datée « juin »), 13,3x20,6cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettre autographe signée de Charles Baudelaire, rédigée au crayon de papier, adressée à sa mère. Papier en-tête à tampon sec du Grand Hôtel Voltaire, Faubourg Saint-Germain. Adresse de Madame Aupick à Honfleur (Calvados) de la main de l'auteur ainsi que plusieurs tampons postaux en dates des 13 et 14 juillet 1858. Quelques soulignements, biffures et corrections de l'auteur. Trace de sceau de cire avec initiales de Charles Baudelaire au crayon, probablement de la main de l'auteur. Un morceau de papier du second feuillet a été amputé, sans atteinte au texte. Cette lettre a été publiée pour la première fois dans la Revue de Paris le 15 septembre 1917. Ancienne collection Armand Godoy, n°102. Précieux document, témoignage d'un moment décisif de la vie du poète : la réconciliation avec la désormais veuve Aupick, cette mère sacrée « qui hante le cœur et l'esprit de son fils ». Baudelaire, victorieux, a surmonté l'obstacle que représentait l'encombrant beau-père, dont il a même souhaité la mort : il est prêt à reprendre sa place auprès de sa mère dont il s'est souvent senti délaissé. Après le décès de son mari en avril 1857, cette dernière invite son fils à venir vivre à ses côtés dans sa « maison-joujou » de Honfleur. Cette lettre nous montre un Baudelaire en proie à des sentiments complexes : déchiré entre son aspiration à un idéal fusionnel et son inexorable attraction vers le spleen. Pour le « bas bohème » (comme l'appellent les Goncourt) harcelé par les créanciers, Honfleur et l'attention exclusive de sa mère, sont les promesses de l'accomplissement de sa destinée poétique. C'est en ces termes que le poète fait part de cet espoir à ses amis, notamment Antoine Jaquotot (d'ailleurs cité à la fin de la lettre que nous proposons) : « Je veux décidément mener cette vie de retraite que mène un de mes amis, [.] qui, par la vie commune qu'il entretient avec sa mère a trouvé un repos d'esprit suffisant pour accomplir récemment une fort belle œuvre et devenir célèbre d'un seul coup. » (20 février 1858) « Tu vas, dans peu de jours, recevoir le commencement de mon déménagement [.]. Ce seront d'abord des livres - tu les rangeras proprement dans la chambre que tu me destines. ». Avec ses livres, il confie à sa mère le soin de lui composer un univers de création idéal. Mais en marge de ses promesses et espoirs d'une vie enfin paisible et sereine, Baudelaire laisse transparaitre son attachement à sa vie de poète maudit : « Tu sais cependant bien que ma destinée est mauvaise. ». Au-delà de ses « nouveaux embarras d'argent » c'est bien son œuvre qui le retient à la capitale : « Si mon premier morceau à la Revue contemporaine a été retardé, c'est uniquement parce que je l'ai voulu ; j'ai voulu revoir, relire, recommencer et corriger. » Le « premier morceau » évoqué par Baudelaire n'est autre « De l'Idéal artificiel, le Haschisch », premier texte des Paradis artificiels à venir (1860), qui ne paraîtra que dans le numéro du 30 septembre 1858 de la revue. Ce passage de la lettre, montrant l'acharnement perfectionniste de Baudelaire, rappelle la complexité tentaculaire des brouillons et épreuves du poète qui, jusqu'au dernier instant (jusque sur les premiers exemplaires de ses Fleurs du Mal, voir notre exemplaire), n'a de cesse de le corriger méticuleusement. En dépit de ses problèmes financiers, le poète corrige et modifie sans relâche, ne pouvant alors proposer qu'un nombre d'articles très restreint. Pourtant Baudelaire croit plus que jamais à son enrichissement par l'écriture et promet « Cette fois-ci je m'en tirerai à moi tout seul, sans emprunter un sol. » Baudelaire ne quittera finalement Paris pour Honfleur qu'en janvier 1859 et n'y restera pas. Au bout de quelques semaines, il s'ennuiera de l'effervescence parisienne et surtout de Jeanne Duval qui le réclame : il quitte sa mère pour son amante et regagne sa Babylone, inexorablement attiré par le s [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BRITISH COLUMBIA, And Vancouver Island; Comprising a Historical Sketch of the British Settlements in the North-West Coast of America; And a Survey of the Physical Character, Capabilities, Climate, Topography, Natural History, Geology and Ethnology of That Region. Compiled from Official and other Authentic Sources.

      G. Routledge & Co. 1858. . 1st Ed. 12mo. viii + 247pp. + [i] + [ii]. publ. adverts. Folding frontis. map (sm. repair to verso). Some light marginal browning, new e.ps., rebound in yellow cloth with original yellow paper pictorial wrapps. laid down to boards, some minor marginal loss to paper wrapp. Sabin C 31126; Lowther 73, Lande 1219, Smith 4272. Appendices comprise a full vocabulary of “Chinook Jargon” and ‘An Act or provide for the Government of British Columbia.' William Carew Hazlitt (1834–1913), bibliographer and writer. US$1139

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        Notice sur la Régence de Tunis

      Imprimerie de Jules-Gme Fick 1858 - 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure postérieure demi-basane verte, dos à 4 nerfs orné, Imprimerie de Jules-Gme Fick, Genève, 1858, 3 ff., 261 pp. et 1 f. blanc Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, de "cet ouvrage qui n'a pas été mis dans le commerce" (Demarsy, Essai de bibliographie tunisienne, 5), rédigé par le célèbre fondateur de la Croix-Rouge. Avec un ex-dono d'époque en garde : "A notre jeune ami Monsieur Georges Bousquet, Souvenir de Grange-Canal 28 mars 1858" signé Aé Jehr. Grange-Canal est un hameau genevois de la commune de Chesne-Bougeries. Etat très satisfaisant (dos frotté avec petites épidermures, bon état intérieur). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küsten der Südsee. Eingeführt von Alexander von Humboldt.

      Leipzig, Mendelssohn, 1858. - Gr.-4°. 6 Bll., XIV S., 494 S., 1 Bl. Mit 13 meist montierten Farblithographien, 10 Holzschnitten und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Orig.-Leinen mit fachmännisch restaur. Rücken. Erste Ausgabe.- Tagebuch einer Expedition im Jahr 1853, geführt von Lieutenant Whipple, mit dem Ziel eine Eisenbahnlinie auf dem 35. Breitengrade quer durch Amerika, durch die Rocky Mountains bis Kalifornien, auszukundschaften. Es ist Möllhausens 2. Amerikareise, die er als Topograph und Zeichner begleiten durfte. Einige Episoden seiner 1. Reise (1850-53) sind als Erzählungen mit eingefügt. Durch das Vorwort von Alexander von Humboldt wurde dem Werk bereits damals eine besondere Bedeutung verliehen und konnte Möllhausen in kurzer Zeit zu großer Bekanntheit verhelfen. Die Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von Möllhausen zeigen Pueblo-Indianer, beeindruckende Landschaften, geographische u. botanische Besonderheiten. Möllhausens Tagebuch zählt zu den besten Reisebüchern des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Durchgehend meist am Rand etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Wärme-Meßkunst und deren Anwendung zur Construction von Apparaten für die Industrie und für häusliche Bedürfnisse. Text, Compendium und Atlas in 3 Bänden.

      Stuttgart Mäcken 1858 - (24 x 16,5; 16 x 24 und 34 x 24 cm). XXIV, 572 S./ 49 Blätter/ 2 Blätter. Mit Abbildungen und 35 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Verfasser beschreibt auf Grund seiner eigenen Untersuchungen Mittel und Wege zur Verbrennungsoptimierung. Dabei erörtert er neben den physikalischen und chemischen Grundlagen, Brennmaterialien, Öfen und Kaminen auch die Transmission der Wärme. Er beschäftigt sich zusätzlich intensiv mit Dampfheizungen, Ventilatoren und Gasgeneratoren. Unser Exemplar mit dem oft fehlenden "Compendium", das Tabellen und Formeln enthält. - Titel gestempelt. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einbände etwas bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée adressée à sa mère : « Tu sais cependant bien que ma destinée est mauvaise. »

      Letter autograph signed by Charles Baudelaire, written in pencil, addressed to his mother. Dry stamped letterhead from Grand Hotel Voltaire, Faubourg Saint-Germain. Madame Aupick's address in Honfleur (Calvaspine) from the author's hand and several postal stamps dated July 13 and 14, 1858. Some underlining, redactions and corrections by the author. Trace of wax seal with initials of Charles Baudelaire in pencil, probably from the hand of the author. A piece of paper from the second sheet has been amputated without affecting the text. This letter was published for the first time in the Revue de Paris on September 15, 1917.collection Armand Godoy, n ° 102. Precious document, testimony of a decisive moment in the poet's life: reconciliation with the now widowed Aupick, this sacred mother "who haunts the heart and mind of her son". Baudelaire, victorious, overcame the obstacle represented by the cumbersome father-in-law, whose death he even desired: he is ready to resume his position with his mother, whom he has often felt abandoned. After the death of her husband in April 1857, the latter invited her son to come and live with him in his "toy house" in Honfleur. This letter shows us a Baudelaire in the grip of complex feelings: torn between his aspiration to a fusional ideal and his inexorable attraction to spleen. For the "low bohemian" (as the Goncourt call it) harassed by the creditors, Honfleur and the exclusive attention of his mother, are the promises of the fulfillment of his poetic destiny. It is in these terms that the poet shares this hope with his friends, especially Antoine Jaquotot (also quoted at the end of the letter that we propose): "I definitely want to lead this life of retirement that leads one of my friends, who, by the common life which he has with his mother, has found sufficient repose of mind to accomplish recently a very fine work, and become famous at one stroke. "(February 20, 1858) "In a few days you will receive the beginning of my move [...]. First of all, they will be books - you will store them neatly in the room that you intend for me. " With his books, he entrusts his mother with the task of composing an ideal universe of creation. But on the sidelines of his promises and hopes for a peaceful and serene life at last, Baudelaire reveals his attachment to his life as a cursed poet: "You know, however, that my destiny is bad. " Beyond his " new embarrassment of money" it is his work that keeps him in the capital: "If my first piece in the Contemporary Review was delayed, it is only because I wanted it; I wanted to review, re-read, start over and correct. "The" first piece "evoked by Baudelaire is nothing" From artificial Ideal, the hashish, "the first text of Artificial Paradises come (1860), which appear in the issue of September 30, 1858 of the journal. This passage of the letter, showing Baudelaire's perfectionist ardor, recalls the sprawling complexity of the drafts and trials of the poet who, until the last moment (even on the first copies of his Fleurs du Mal , see our copy), did not has been constantly correcting it meticulously. In spite of his financial problems, the poet corrects and modifies relentlessly, being able then to propose only a very limited number of articles. Yet Baudelaire believes more than ever his enrichment by writing and promises "This time I will get away with myself, without borrowing a soil. " Baudelaire will finally leave Paris for Honfleur in January 1859 and will not stay there. After a few weeks, he will be bored with the excautograph dedication of the authorent of Paris and especially Jeanne Duval who claims it: he leaves his mother for her lover and returns to his Babylon, inexorably attracted by the spleen. He will then make only brief stays in Honfleur until his exile for Belgium, but these Norman parentheses, far from the temptations of the capital, are most profitable for the poet: "The stays in Honfleur during the winter and in the spring correspond to an astonishing contemporary of fertility and a relatively satisfactory physiological state. [...] This is the second climax of his creative life, the first to be located between 1842 and 1846. "(Claude Pichois & Jean Ziegler, Baudelaire , p.385). It is indeed with his mother that the poet mends his Flowers of Evil : he rebalances the collection by compensating for the disappearance of the pieces condemned by the composition of several new "Flowers". It offers its readers its monumental "Voyage", but also "The Albatross" or "The Hair" Through this moving announcement of a return to the fold, the poet becomes for a time the prodigal son promising his "dear little mother" to deserve his affection " Miracles are needed and I will do them" and proclaiming his vital need for to exist in his eyes: "Only, admire me! "[Paris] 13 [juillet] 1858 (mal datée « juin ») 13,3x20,6cm 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié

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        MÜNCHEN. - Plan., "St. Anna-Vorstadt in 2 Blättern". Plan des Gebietes zwischen "Paradies Garten" und Maximiliansstraße, anschließend das Gebiet südlich davon bis zur Ludwigsbrücke.

      2 grenzkol. Lithographien von G. Wenng, gedruckt bei C. Stücker, 1858, 76 x 54 cm (Blattgröße). Maillinger Bd. III, 21 nicht bei Pfister, Lentner und Slg. Proebst. - Gustav Wenngs "Großer Stadtplan von München in 20 Blättern" erschien 1858. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        MÜNCHEN. - Plan. "St. Anna-Vorstadt in 2 Blättern". Plan des Gebietes zwischen "Paradies Garten" und Maximiliansstrasse, anschließend das Gebiet südlich davon bis zur Ludwigsbrücke.

      - 2 grenzkol. Lithographien von G. Wenng, gedruckt bei C. Stücker, 1858, 76 x 54 cm (Blattgröße). Maillinger Bd. III, 21; nicht bei Pfister, Lentner und Slg. Proebst. - Gustav Wenngs "Großer Stadtplan von München in 20 Blättern" erschien 1858.

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        The Further Adventuresof the Little Traveller. Bound with: "Little Annie's Dream" from her "Floral Fables". By Louisa May Allcott.

      London. James Blackwood. [1858].. Hardcover. 12mo. 17.5x 12.5cm, 192 & (-146)-176pp., title-page vignette, 8 engravedsepia plates, numerous full page & text engraved illustrations, in theoriginal elaborately gilt decorated brown cloth (including five travelvignette illus.), repeated in blind on the bottom board, similarly giltdecorated spine, gilt block titles on the spine and upper cover, alledges gilt, early owner's inscription (1860) on front free endpaper,expertly restored, a fine bright clean copy, rare. (cgc) A sequel toPardon's "The Little Traveller." Intended for children, the authorrelates travels in the Baltic & up the Rhine, climbing Mont Blanc, andtrips to Egypt, China & Persia. Very attractively bound with floraldecoration and travel vignettes. The sepia plates are by W. Dickes. Bound in at the end with Louisa May Alcott's "Little Annie's Dream" fromher "Floral Fables". Osborne 2:810. .

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        MITLA: A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855, with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Edited by J.S. Bell. Five chromolithographs, including one folding, with several textual woodcuts and a folding map. Tempsky (1828-68), a Prussian adventurer and talented artist, was educated at the Berlin Military Academy and served many years in the army and later as a mercenary. His wife, Emilia Bell, was born in Greytown, Nicaragua. This work is an interesting account of Tempsky's journey in Mexico, Tehuantepec, and Central America, and his attempt to portray the inhabitants "in a life-like manner." The text begins with an 1853 sea voyage aboard the French brig Independance from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Mexico. The author had spent the three previous years in California (he has been described as John Sutter's personal bodyguard). Later, Tempsky immigrated to Australia and then went on to New Zealand, where he was killed in bush fighting against the Maoris. Octavo. The period full calf binding has been expertly rebacked in matching tan calf, with five raised bands and decorative gilt stamping. An ink inscription dated 1861 appears on a prefatory blank leaf. Some dust staining to the top edge. A few minor nicks and scuff to the leather; else very good.

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish, and other Poems.

      London: W. Kent & Co., 1858. - CHARLES DODGSON'S [LEWIS CRROLL] COPY. 1 vol., signed on the front pastedown "C. L. Dodgson Ch. Ch. Oct. 1858". Bound in the publisher's original gilt and blind tooled blue cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot off spine fine, overall a VERY GOOD copy from the library of Lewis Carroll. Lovett, Lewis Carroll Among His Books 1249. Dodgson at Auction #619. The sale of Dodgson's library Lot #863. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Giornale di Statistica compilato nella Direzione Centrale della Statistica di Sicilia, Seconda Serie, Fasc. I., Volume I., Giornale Statistica Parte II. Tavola de’ Movimenti della Popolazione Siciliana nell’anno 1853, Giornale di Statistica Parte II. Giornale di Statistica compilato nella Direzione Centrale della Statistica di Sicilia Seconda Serie Fasc. II. Volume I, Giornale Statistica Parte II. Tavola de’ Movimenti della Popolazione Siciliana nell’anno 1854, Giornale di Statistica Parte II.

      Tipografia Morvillo, Rua Formaggi n. 94, 1858 – 1859,, Palermo, - In 8° grande (22,7×15 cm); tre tomi in un volume: 108, 44, 24, 11, (1) pp., 124, 44, (4) pp. e due c. di tav. fuori testo, 140, 70, (4) pp. Bellissima legatura coeva alle armi di Ferdinando II di Borbone con dorso a 5 nervi e titolo e ricchissimi fregi ai tasselli. Tagli dei piatti con fregi in oro. Stemma borbonico inserito all’interno di una ricca cornice in oro. Tagli leggermente spruzzati. Qualche lievissima strofinatura ai piatti, all’interno in ottime condizioni di conservazione. Ferdinando Carlo Maria di Borbone (Palermo, 12 gennaio 1810 – Caserta, 22 maggio 1859) fu il re del Regno delle Due Sicilie dall’8 novembre 1830 al 22 maggio 1859. Succeduto al padre Francesco I, nel 1930, quando era ancora molto giovane portò avanti, nella prima parte della sua reggenza, una politica di un fortissimo sviluppo del sistema industriale meridionale collegato con riforme tecnologiche (si deve a lui la costruzione della ferroviaria Napoli-Portici politiche ed amministrative, pur alternando metodi a volte brutali a periodi di distensione. A lui si deve anche il potenziamento della Marina Militare e Mercantile del Regno. Ben presto però, a causa dell’aumento dei movimenti insurrezionali la sua politica virò verso una forma sempre più forte di autoritarismo e conservatorismo finendo, a partire dalla fine della stagione rivoluzionaria del 1848, per irrigidirsi in posizioni estreme che finirino per cancellare, in buona parte, anche lo sviluppo economico-industriale meridionale che lui stesso aveva contribuito a creare. L’opera qui presentata è assai rara e rappresenta una delle fonti principali per ricostruire la storia del territorio siciliano nel periodo immediatamente prima l’unificazione del territorio siciliano al Regno d’Italia. L’opera espone non solo una visione d’insieme del territorio siciliano ma anche delle sue città e del territorio ad esso circostante. Prima edizione. Assai raro.

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean. [With tipped in envelope addressed by author to his mother]

      London: Thomas Nelson & Sons. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover heavily rubbed and edgeworn. Some light soiling and marks within. 1858. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 438pp. Colour frontis plate and illustrated title page and six colour plates within. First issue. Tipped-in envelope addressed by Ballantyne to his mother to fep. .

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        MELANGES SCIENTIFIQUES ET LITTERAIRES // 2 VOLUMES : TOME 1 ET TOME 3

      MICHEL LEVY FRERES 1858 - RO40264854: 472 + 532 pages . Auteur , titres , filets , tomaisons et caissons dorés au dos . Dos à 4 nerfs. tete de coiffe legerement dechiré sur le tome 3 ean-Baptiste Biot ( 21 avril 1774 à Paris – 3 février 1862 à Paris, 5e ) est un physicien, astronome et mathématicien français, pionnier de l'utilisation de la lumière polarisée pour l'étude des solutions. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des appareils électriques des poissons électriques.

      Baillière et Mallet-Bachelier 1858 - 2 volumes, dont un volume de texte in-8 (248 x 163) de XIII, 104pp., et un atlas in-plano (550 x 390 mm) de 2 ff.n.ch. et 11 planches; texte broché, couverture originale imprimée, atlas dans une chemise cartonnée (reliure postérieure) avec sa pièce de titre imprimée originale montée au plat supérieur. Édition originale. Antoine-Joseph Jobert de Lamballe (1799-1867) fut professeur d'anatomie, chirurgien personnel de Louis-Philippe et de Napoléon III. Elève de Richerand et de Cloquet, il devint chirurgien des hôpitaux en 1829, chirurgien à l'Hôpital Saint-Louis en 1830, puis professeur en anatomie en 1831. Il fut l'un des pionniers de l'anesthésie général en France en utilisant l'éther, et il est mondialement connu pour son utilisation de l'autoplastie qui permet de réparer des parties malades par des tissus sains avoisinants. Ses recherches sur le système nerveux ont conduit ce grand médecin à étudier les appareils électriques des poissons électriques dont il donne ici les résultats. L'ouvrage, dédié à Napoléon III, contient donc le détail de ses études sur le système sanguin et nerveux. : "Le travail d'anatomie et et de physiologie que je publie en ce moment fait partie de cette série d'études. il a pour objet particulier le système nerveux de certains poissons, qui, pourvus d'appareils organiques spéciaux, dépendant de ce système, produisent des phénomènes extraordinaires, prodigieux, pour ains dire, dans le règne animal, et tout à fait semblables à ceux, que les physiciens déterminent au moyen de la bouteille de Leyde et des batteries électriques. L'anatomie des poissons en général donne la preuve des corrélations qui existent entre le système sanguin et le système nerveux central ou céphalo-rachidien, ainsi que de l'étroite dépendance, dans laquelle se trouvent les manifestations de la vie par rapport à ces deux systèmes" (introduction). Les planches montrent des détails de l'appareil électrique de la torpille (1), de la raie (2-3), de la malaptérure (4-6), du gymnote (7-9, 11), et une planche comparant les appareils électriques de la torpille et du gymnote. Bel exemplaire, bien complet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bade. Chemin de Fremersberg", (Blick von Westen auf neues Schloss und Stadtkirche, links Kühe an steilem Wiesenhang, vorn herrschaftliche Kutsche, hoher Randbaum), getönte Lithographie von L. Sabatier, gezeichnet von J. Coignet, aus der Serie:"Bade & ses environs",

      Paris, Cattier o.J. (1858). - SELTENES BLATT, hübsche querformatige Ansicht, Schefold "Alte Ansichten aus Baden" Nr. 20405 Sprache: Deutsch ca 33 x 45 Blattgröße) und ca 25 x 38,3 (Abbildungsgröße)

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        Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildungen und Beschreibungen des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst. Octavausgabe in 5 Bänden und Bände 6 bis 10 der neuen Folge.

      Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Leipzig 1858 - gr.8°, HLdr. mit 4 unechten Bünden und goldener Rückenbeschriftung. Bd.1:184 Seiten, 43 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer, 1858. Bd.2: 176 Seiten, 41 Kupfer und 1 Titelkupfer, 1859. Bd.3: 170 Seiten, 41 Kupfer und 1 Titelkupfer, 1859. Bd.4: 167 Seiten , 39 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer, 1859. Bd.5: 159 Seiten, 40 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer 1860. Bd.6: 155 Seiten, 41 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer, 1860. Bd.7: 163 Seiten, 42 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer, 1860. Bd.8: 171 Seiten, 42 Kupfer und 1 Titelkupfer, 1861. Bd.9: 164 Seiten, 41 Stiche und 1 Titelkupfer, 1861. Bd.10: 168 Seiten, 42 Kupfer und 1 Titelkupfer. Lederrücken altersbedingt berieben. Stiche zum Teil stockfleckig, zum Teil braun, zum Teil ohne Flecken, ganz unterschiedlich. Gute, vollständige und homogene Ausgabe in 10 Bände. 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [RUSSIA - AMUR - BLAGOVESHCHENSK] [Album of Ninety-Six Original Gelatin Silver Photographs of Blagoveshchensk on the Amur River, Showing Major Trading Houses and Shops on the Bolshaya Street, Girls' School, Cathedrals and Churches (Demolished in Soviet Time), the Triumphal Arch, Customs House and Steamers on the Amur River, Chinese Villages on the Other Bank, Chinese workers, Russian Peasants, and Others]

      Ca. 1910s. Oblong Folio (ca. 26x34,5 cm). Twelve album leaves. Ninety-six mounted gelatin silver prints, each ca. 7x10 cm (2 ¾ x 4 in). No captions. Period brown quarter faux leather album with paper boards, rubbed on extremities, corners slightly bumped. Several images slightly faded, but overall a very good album. Interesting album of rare photos of Blagoveshchensk, the centre of the Russian Amur oblast and an important port on the Amur River located just about 500 meters from Chinese city of Heihe on the other bank of the river. Blagoveshchensk was founded on the confluence of the Amur and Zeya Rivers in 1858 and became an important trade center in the early 20th century due to the lucrative gold extraction industry on the river and the proximity to the state border with China. The main street of Blagoveshchensk - Bolshaya - accommodated the offices of the main Siberian trade houses, the port numbered over 150 steamers and over 200 barges. The photos were apparently taken by a well-off Blagoveshchensk resident, and include over a dozen views of the Bolshaya Street (now Lenina Street), showing Kunst and Albers department store (built in 1894, one image shows the store with the sign "Christmas fair"), Siberian Trade Bank, Trade house "Kokovin and Basov," Torgovaya Square (now Victory Square) with open air wooden pavilions, shops of I.K. [?] Mazur, V.M. Pankov, Matveyenko bros., "Japanese shop Tokio- Yoko, goldsmith," garden supplies shop, first city electric station "Vseobshchaya Kompaniya Elektrichestva" (built in 1908), Cathedral of the Intercession of the Theotokos (demolished in 1980, new cathedral of different design built in 1997-2002), Alexeyevskaya school for girls (on the corner of Bolshaya Street and American side-street), entrance to the Voznesenskoye cemetery with an Orthodox Christian chapel (built in 1872, demolished in the 1930s), and others. There are also interesting views of the Triumphal Arch (built in 1891) and trade house "Mauritania" on the embankment of the Amur River, several photos of the steamers on the river (with two signs reading "Andrey" and "Peterburg"), views of the city embankment (showing cannons pointed towards the state border, frozen Amur, timber piles on shore), Amur River banks and villages on the Chinese side, Russian customs house, portraits of Chinese cart drivers, brick makers, Russian peasants et al. The album closes with three images of an open air church sermon and a church procession and over twenty portraits of Blagoveshchensk residents - apparently, the album compiler and his family.

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