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         The Child's Anti-Slavery Book: Containing a Few Words About American Slave Children and Stories of Slave-Life

      New York: Carlton & Porter, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Likely first edition, with ten engraved illustrations (as called for) as opposed to eight in contemporary editions. De Rosa places this edition before the Boston edition of Walker and Fuller, as well (Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865 p. 31). All illustrations present. 158 + 2pp. Original dark brown pebbled cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Very Good with some foxing and staining to text, small stain to front board, bumped and slightly worn tips. An unusually well-preserved, unsophisticated copy of a scarce book. Five fictional stories of the wrongs of slavery, reputedly based on real narratives, written by abolitionists for young readers. Scholars of antebellum children's literature have noted the boldness with which this book humanizes African-Americans and portrays slavery as a thoroughly anti-American and anti-Christian institution before such sentiments were common.

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         Memoir of William Wells Brown, An American Bondman. Written by Himself

      Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1859. First Edition. Paperback. Good. First edition. (An abbreviated autobiography for abolitionists following his 1847 Narrative, and accounts of his life summarized in periodicals.) 36pp. Stringbound wraps. Good with front and back wraps separated, most of string binding gone and pages loose but all present. Creasing to corners, light staining to front cover. An ex-slave memoir by the author of Clotel, the first novel written by an African American. Quite scarce, much more so than Brown's Narrative, in fact: an OCLC search shows a single institutional copy.

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         A Tale of Two Cities.With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      - London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCLIX (1859). 8vo., [ix], [1]-254, 16 etched plates including frontis and title vignette. Full olive green fine-diaper cloth, entirely stamped in blind with a three line border which encloses a rectangular frame within which is is an ornament of leaves and stems in each corner and a chain-like design with each link enclosing a four-leafed flower. Housed in a green cloth slip-case. The head and tail of the backstrip are very slightly bumped with some sun toning; minor scattered foxing mostly near plates and some off-setting; a good clean copy in a beautifully preserved original cloth binding. First edition in the rare secondary green cloth binding. Two of the eight internal flaws identified by Smith as necessary for the first issue have been corrected: "l" and "f" are printed on p.116 and 213 is numbered correctly. Of the latter point Eckel observes "The absence of this error does not invalidate a first edition but it fixes the priority of printing" and Smith concludes "this binding is probably of a later state than the red morocco [cloth] one", i.e. second issue. "When Dickens began the publication of All the Year Round, the successor of Household Words, he realized the necessity of making a strong start. So he began writing A Tale of Two Cities, publishing the first of the serial in the opening number of his new periodical. As a novel of great popularity it probably ranks next to Pickwick and Copperfield" (Eckel 87). This was the last novel in which Dickens worked with "Phiz" after a partnership of 23 years, and was published on commission through the renewed partnership with Chapman & Hall. Podeschi A143. Thomson 89. Smith I, 13. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, From Drawings Made In The United States and their territories (Volume 1, only)

      V.G. Audubon, New York 1859 - 1859. Third edition of the Royal Octavo ( 7 x 10.75 inches). Volume One only. Publisher's deluxe full leather with title and decorative floral border stamped in blind on front and rear, gilt title, author and volume number on spine, all edges gilt, comb marbled end papers. viii, (1), 12-246 pp, illustrated with 70 hand-colored stone lithograph plates with all tissue guards present. Overall close to Near Fine. The plates are remarkably clean and handsome with bright color and only some very light finger-soiling to a few. A few text leaves have minor light scattered foxing to the fore edge margin. The binding has some very light rubbing to the tips and joints. A beautiful copy. This volume contains many of the most sought after species including Vultures, Hawks, Eagles, Owls, Swifts, Swallows and Flycatchers with such great individual plates as The White-Headed Eagle (Bald Eagle), The Snowy Owl, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl Sparrow Hawk, Gyr Falcon, Black Vulture, Chimney Swallow, The Common Osprey or Fish Hawk, and many others. **** This Third edition of the Royal Octavo edition of Audubon's The Birds of America, was the last edition to be published by his sons, Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse Audubon. The Royal Octavo edition was conceived by John James Audubon so as to be available to a broader range of customers and institutions; being smaller than the original Double Elephant Folio (Havell), it was less expensive to produce and much less to purchase. It was a commercial success, and was far more profitable to the family than the Havell edition (which sold about 180 sets). The number of species was increased from 489 (depicted on 435 plates) to 500 species, each depicted now on its own plate. The most celebrated and influential American color plate book of the 19th century. **** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         On Liberty

      London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. Very Good. Light shelf lean. Cloth faded at spine ends edges, worn at corners with repairs made to spine ends, joints and edges. Previous owner name and address to front free end paper, modern bookplate to front paste down. Pages lightly toned and lightly, sporadically foxed throughout.

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         HARPER'S WEEKLY. THE THIRD VOLUMES OF HARPER'S WEEKLY, A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. THE YEAR 1859. (52 ISSUES, BOUND)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1859. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. This volume collates complete; a picture of social history as well world history on the eve of the American Civil War. With parts of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and Wilkie Collins The Woman in White. Covers the Raid on Harper's Ferry and the subsequent trial of John Brown. With wood engraved illustrations throughout, many full and double-page: he Trial of John Brown; A Baseball Match at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken; The New Air-ship [Balloon] "City of New York"; Camp Meeting at Sing-Sing. One leaf has minor loss at the bottom, not affecting any text. Very Good binding.

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         Odes and Sonnets Illustrated. SPECIALLY BOUND PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE BROTHERS DALZIEL TO MRS. FREDERICK WARNE.

      1859 - George Routledge & Co. London. 1859. First edition. The Pictures in this Book are by Birket Foster. The Ornamental Designs by John Sleigh. Engraved and Printed by The Brothers Dalziel. The poems are by Milton, Spenser, Earl of Surrey, Herrick, Charlotte Smith, Smollett, Shakespeare, etc., etc. This unique copy has been bound in full morocco with decorations in gilt and blind that are found on the ordinary, though still scarce, cloth first edition. All edges gilt. To the reverse of the front free endpaper is the following: "Mrs. Frederick Warne, with best regards of The Brothers Dalziel. December, 1958." Colour ornamental half-title and title page with colour initial letters and decorations throughout. Tinted, very delicately coloured illustrations by Birket Foster, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Very beautifully marbled endpapers. Inner hinge partially visible but sound, front hinge previously repaired along lower half. First gathering is slightly proud from the rest of the text. Occasional foxing. A lovely copy of a unique volume from the family of Frederick Warne, the famous publisher. At only 14 Frederick Warne, who was born in 1925, joined his brother William Henry Warne and his brother-in-law George Routledge, in the retail bookselling business which Routledge had founded in 1836 in Ryder's Court, Leicester Square. Routledge started a publishing business in 1843, and in 1851 Warne became a partner in the firm, which was then styled Routledge & Co. From 1851 to 1865 Warne was largely identified with the success of the firm. In 1865, on the advice of the publisher George Smith, of Smith, Elder & Co., Warne began an independent publishing career. He married on 6 July 1852, Louisa Jane, daughter of William Fruing of Jersey and his three surviving sons were the publishers of the Beatrix Potter books. Norman Warne was engaged to Potter but died before they were married. We acquired this from a descendant of the original family who lived at The Mill, the Warne family home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill,; Author of "Vathek". In two volumes.

      Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, London 1859 - Two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 1859. First edition. 8vo. iv,352pp. (+ publisher's advertisement slip); iv,402pp.(+[4]pp. publisher's ads.). Engraved portrait frontispiece. §Millington p.23. Foxing around edge of portrait. Touch of browning to edge of title and to first page of prelims. In other respects a near fine, bright, and very clean copy, lately handsomely professionally rebound in quarter calf with olive labels, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled boards, olive endpapers. An attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      5. vermehrte u. verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Doppelblatt große Titelseite, 1 Bl., 97 (statt 114) doppelblattgroße, ganzcolorierte u. lithographierte Karten, original Halbledereinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, folio, (Kanten etwas berieben / durchgehend etwas fleckig / eine Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß/es fehlen die Karten Nr. 5, 15, 17, 20, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 95, 103, 104, 106)

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         Adam Bede

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Three volumes, buff leather over burgundy cloth binding, title pages present, though bound without ads at rear. Very Good. Previous owner name to half-title pages, bookplate on paste-downs. Pages are generally clean, though show wear commensurate with age. A lovely three volume set of the author's first published novel.

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         Confederate General] 1859 William J. Hardee Autograph Letter Signed - "Hardee's Tactics" Content

      1859 - This great letter was written in October of 1859 to Hardee's friend, then Adjutant General of New York, Frederick Townsend. Hardee had become quite famous in military circles in the 1850s, after the 1855 publication of his Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen. This book, known colloquially as "Hardee's Tactics," was the most widely used drill manual of its time. It was updated at the turn of the decade, and continued to be used by both sides during the American Civil War. Hardee writes: "My Dear General, The only part of the new manual used by me here is the right shoulder shift, this latter is necessary to prevent the coat & shoulders of the men from being torn by the hammer of the piece." He advises Townsend to adopt this practice, then notes that "Neither manual is suited to the present rifle-musket, and we must wait until a new manual for this special arm is devised." After a note about troops armed with short rifles and bayonets, he switches topics to marching: "The cadets march at the double quick step when the band plays "pop goes the weasel," and at the rate of 165 steps per minute. The run is never used at drill." and ".only used as prescribed in tactics on extraordinary occasions." Hardee closes by telling Townsend that he feels "most complimented" that Townsend has ordered such a supply of his tactics, and is going to use his methods to drill all of his troops. He signs "With best wishes, truly your friend, W.J. Hardee" William J. Hardee (1815-1873) graduated from West Point in 1838 and spent a career of nearly 30 years in the army. Between the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War, he studied military tactics in France, at the behest of the US Army. In 1853, he returned to West Point as a tactics instructor, and wrote his famous tactics manual. Hardee also invented the "Hardee Hat," also used on both sides of the War, during his tenure at West Point. When his home state of Georgia seceded from the Union, Hardee joined the Confederate Army. Promoted to Lieutenant General, he fought in a number of major battles, inlcuding Perryville and Stones River in 1862, where he fought against his old friend, Frederick Townsend. Frederick Townsend (1825-1897) was an attorney and gold prospector before beginning his military career in the New York militia. He was named Adjutant General of New York in 1857. He was appointed a Major in the 18th US Infantry in 1861, and fought in several significant battles, including those mentioned above. Written in ink on three pages of a single sheet of plain white writing paper with a soldier embossed at upper left. Measures approximately 9.75" x 15.25" when unfolded. Condition: There is some paper loss along the upper edges, where the letter was chewed on, at some point, by a small rodent. This loss only affects three letters of text in one word on page three; most of what is affected is blank margin space. Short tears along the upper edge have been neatly repaired with archival tissue/tape. Light soil on the blank fourth page. In good condition overall with a large bold signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         THE RECOLLECTIONS OF GEOFFRY HAMLYN.

      - In three volumes. Pp. [ii]+vi+276(last blank)+24(publisher's catalogue, dated April 15, 1859)+viii+324+viii+376(last blank)+24(publisher's catalogue, April 1859); dark blue textured cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards with blind rule borders, the edges lightly rubbed and occasionally slightly bruised, spines lightly faded; uncut; bookseller's sticker on upper pastedown and binder's ticket of Burn & Kirby on lower pastedown each volume, hinges cracking Volumes I & III, several leaves faintly creased, a couple of tiny edge chips or splits, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling; Macmillan and Co., Cambridge, 1859. First edition. Miller & Macartney p. 268; Sadleir, 1360; Wolff, 3825. * The author's first and most famous work, 'notable among early works of fiction having their origin in Australian experience' [Miller & Macartney, p. 269]. Henry Kingsley, younger brother of the author of \i The Water Babies , arrived in Australia in 1853 and spent time in the bush and on the Victorian goldfields. He is said to have begun writing \i The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn at the suggestion of Thomas Browne (Rolf Boldrewood). This set is from the collection of the author and literary critic Clement Shorter (1857-1926), whose bookplate, designed by Walter Crane, is on the upper pastedown of each volume. Shorter edited an edition of Kingsley's novels (12 volumes) in the mid 1890s. The later ownership sticker of Australian book collector Rollo Hammet is on the upper pastedown of the first volume. Loosely inserted is an undated ALs from Kingsley to a Mr. Lovejoy: presumably George Lovejoy, whose Subscription Circulating Library in Reading, founded in 1832 and purchased by Miss Eliza Langley in 1884, was said to rival Mudie's library in London. The letter is undated, but probably from the early 1860s, because Kingsley, who edited Macmillan's Globe Edition of Defoe's\i Robinson Crusoe in 1868, asks to be sent a copy of 'Crusoes Island' [sic], being 'very much in want of it'. According to Sadleir [p. 194] Macmillan used the same cloth for the binding of Charles Kingsley's \i Westward Ho and it was known as 'Kingsley style.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Bertrams. A Novel.

      Chapman & Hall, London. 1859 - First edition. Octavo. Three volumes. pp iv, 335 + iv, 344 + iv, 331. Bound by Bayntun in blue three-quarter morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, blue cloth sides. Top edges gilt. The original cloth of the upper cover has been preserved at the rear of each volume. The top band of Vol. I is slightly scuffed. Cloth just a little faded at edges. A very good indeed set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Doré

      Cadot, Paris 1859 - Edition originale en 5 volumes Paris, Alexandre Cadot, 1859 in-8 demi maroquin bleu longs grains à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs richement ornés. Filets dorés sur les plats. Non rogné. Couvertures et dos conservés. Reliure de Henri Noulhac. Photos supplémentaires sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Thomas William Morley (1859-1925) - Signed Watercolour, Village.

      Early 20th Century - Thomas William Morley (1859-1925) - Signed Original Early 20th Century Watercolour. A superb watercolour painting with body colour, painted on artist's board. Signed by the talented British watercolourist, Thomas William Morley. Signed. There is some mild discolouration towards the edges of the page, otherwise in fine condition. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         On Liberty 

      First Edition. 8vo. 207, [1], 8, pp. Complete with the publisher's advertisements. Minor paper flaw at the head of title-page. Original publishers ribbed cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, publishers terracotta endpapers (spine lightly faded and bumped at head and tail, boards slightly rubbed). An excellent copy, in much better condition than is usually encountered. London, John W. Parker and Son. 

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         The Logic of Banking : A Familiar Exposition of the Principles of Reasoning, and Their Application to the Art and Science of Banking

      London, United Kingdom: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts(1859). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A rather scarce work by this noted author on banking, successively manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland at Kilkenny and Waterford. Gilbart offered a premium for the best essay submitted on the adaptation of recent inventions, collected at the Great Exhibition, 1851, to the purpose of practical banking. His own writings on banking "are valuable as the work of a man who has a thorough mastery of the subject (and) contain, remarks McCulloch, much useful informat-ion, presented in a clear compendious form." - D.N.B. CONDITION Original blind embossed Brown cloth with bright Gilt spine title (very fresh and clean with sl buffed through cloth to 3 cnrs, spine head has chipped cloth, spine foot sl frayed. Considering age the wear is so minimal could be classed as FINE) nice engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard, pp xi 605 with erata to rear plus 24 page catalogue. Interior is incredibly bright and clean, in nice tight condition and not inscribed.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Cloth. Jacket: N/A

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         Curry and Rice on Forty Plates Or The Ingredients of Social Life at Our Station in India

      First edition. With a title page vignette and thirty-nine other splendid full-page coloured lithographic plates. 4to. No pagination, but having 2pp descriptions with each plate and 9 preliminary pages. Near contemporary half brown morocco with marbled boards, the spine with raised bands and gilt decorated panels, contrasting label, marbled end papers, a.e.g., a most attractive copy. London, Day & Son, n.d.,

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         The Colony of Natal

      An account of the Characteristics and Capabilities of this British Dependency. Published under the Authority of the Government Immigration Board, for the Guidance and Information of Emigrants. First edition. Coloured folding map. 8vo. Original cloth, blindstamped. v, 229pp. London, Jarrold & Sons, [

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         1859 1st ed Austin Flint CARDIOLOGY Diseases of the Heart MEDICINE Murmurs

      Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea, 1859. First edition - 1859 1st ed Austin Flint CARDIOLOGY Diseases of the Heart MEDICINE Murmurs “The first authoritative American book on diseases of the heart” (Bedford 351) Austin Flint was a 19th-century American physician who is most remembered today for his treatises on heart disease. He also is the namesake for the Austin Flint Murmur, a heart murmur associated with severe aortic regurgitation. Oddly enough, Flint disapproved of being associated with a physical sign such as a heart murmur. “So long as signs are determined from fancied analogies, and named from these or after the person who describes them, there cannot but be obscurity and confusion.” This work, “A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Heart” covers a wide variety of topics on the heart including: • Treatment and diagnoses of hypertrophy • Enlargement by dilatation; symptoms, diagnosis, treatment • Fatty growths • Softening of the heart • Cardiac aneurisms • Rupture of the heart • Treatment of lesions and hemorrhages • Physical signs, diagnoses, and treatment of murmurs • Myocarditis, endocarditis • Functional disorders of the heart • Aortic disfunctions and diseases Item number: #1335 Price: $950 FLINT, Austin A practical treatise on the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of diseases of the heart Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea, 1859. First edition Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xiv], 473, [30] • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • References: Garrison-Morton 2764; Bedford 351 • Provenance: Handwritten – Civil War Surgeon Dr. Robert Willard, Port Royal Nov.18th, 1863. o Dr. Willard, a Harvard Medical graduate, was commissioned Assistant Surgeon in 1863 and served aboard the U.S.S. Catskill until 1865. • Language: English • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 16cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1335 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Language

      John Camden Hotten, London 1859 - Original brown pebble-patterned cloth, spine stamped gilt, front panel emblem and ruling in blind. Frontispiece map. 160pp + [2] ads. Full title: "A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, used at the present day in the streets of London; the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; the Houses of Parliament; the dens of St. Giles; and the palaces of St. James. Preceded by a history of cant and vulgar language from the time of Henry VIII . With glossaries of two secret languages, spoken by the wandering tribes of London, the costermongers and the patterers. By a London Antiquary." Book Condition: Fair: Brown cloth, gold gilt lettering to spine. Top quarter inch of binding torn almost loose from spine edge. Small pale spot to lower front cover. Binding cracked at half-title. 4 of 5 binding strings broken at pages 32/33, held together only at bottom binding string. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Tale of Two Cities...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      8vo. London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCLIX (1859). 8vo., [ix], [1]-254, 16 etched plates including frontis and title vignette. Full olive green fine-diaper cloth, entirely stamped in blind with a three line border which encloses a rectangular frame within which is is an ornament of leaves and stems in each corner and a chain-like design with each link enclosing a four-leafed flower. Housed in a green cloth slip-case. The head and tail of the backstrip are very slightly bumped with some sun toning; minor scattered foxing mostly near plates and some off-setting; a good clean copy in a beautifully preserved original cloth binding. First edition in the rare secondary green cloth binding. Two of the eight internal flaws identified by Smith as necessary for the first issue have been corrected: "l" and "f" are printed on p.116 and 213 is numbered correctly. Of the latter point Eckel observes "The absence of this error does not invalidate a first edition but it fixes the priority of printing" and Smith concludes "this binding is probably of a later state than the red morocco [cloth] one", i.e. second issue. "When Dickens began the publication of All the Year Round, the successor of Household Words, he realized the necessity of making a strong start. So he began writing A Tale of Two Cities, publishing the first of the serial in the opening number of his new periodical... As a novel of great popularity it probably ranks next to Pickwick and Copperfield" (Eckel 87). This was the last novel in which Dickens worked with "Phiz" after a partnership of 23 years, and was published on commission through the renewed partnership with Chapman & Hall. Podeschi A143. Thomson 89. Smith I, 13.

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         The Child's Anti-Slavery Book: Containing a Few Words About American Slave Children and Stories of Slave-Life

      New York: Carlton & Porter, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Likely first edition, with ten engraved illustrations (as called for) as opposed to eight in contemporary editions. De Rosa places this edition before the Boston edition of Walker and Fuller, as well (Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865 p. 31). All illustrations present. 158 + 2pp. Original dark brown pebbled cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Very Good with some foxing and staining to text, small stain to front board, bumped and slightly worn tips. An unusually well-preserved, unsophisticated copy of a scarce book. Five fictional stories of the wrongs of slavery, reputedly based on real narratives, written by abolitionists for young readers. Scholars of antebellum children's literature have noted the boldness with which this book humanizes African-Americans and portrays slavery as a thoroughly anti-American and anti-Christian institution before such sentiments were common.

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         An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;

      Salisbury: printed by James Bennett,, [1859]. [together with] A second physiological attempt to unravel some of the perplexities of the Berkleyan hypothesis. 2 pamphlets, octavo (the first 22 pp, the second 7 pp). Original paper wrappers printed in black, sewn as issued. Lightly browned with some vertical creasing, a little dampstain to extremities and a few ink marks to wrappers, light impression to rear wrapper of first pamphlet from removed postage stamp, both overall in very good condition. First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765–1863) was a British physician who was leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary. His close family friend, Florence Nightingale, teased him for his devotion to his work on sensory impairment: "Nobody has any value now for Dr Fowler unless deprived of one sense at least. My star would be much more on the ascendant with him than it is if I were deaf or dumb or blind or all three" (letter to Julia Ward Howe, 1846). It is likely that Fowler met the antiquarian George Matcham (1789–1877) locally. One year after the publication of these pamphlets Fowler founded the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum; Matcham also lived in Wiltshire and had published a history of the county in 1834. His father was the explorer George Matcham (1753–1833), brother-in-law of Nelson, and in 1861 Matcham the younger published a collection entitled Notes on the Character of Lord Nelson.

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         The Rose Almanack. Souvenir for 1860.

      Rock Brothers & Payne, London 1859 - Highly unusual paper fold almanac, shaped when open like a snowflake -- and meant to suggest a rose, obviously. Closing to two shaped panels, loosely approximating triangles, with chromolithograph images of roses. Scarce -- we were unable to locate any other copies of this one, and also more broadly, we are unaware of other such origami-like almanacs. We often enough see such paper as souvenirs for cities, bearing titles such as "The Washington Rose", with views of the city's landmarks on the petals, but not this variant with petals representing the months of the year. Open, 24 cm across (at widest). Closes to 12 cm tall, 7.5 cm wide at widest. Printing on both sides, with two panels with the color chromo, twelve for the months, and two devoted to the seasons. For each month, there is a pretty lithographed vignette of children engaged in some activity might commonly be associated with the particular time of year. In Jaunary we see the children huddled by a fire as they warm their hands. For February a juvenile seraph is blowing a horn to announce Valentine's Day. In March the children are resisting strong winds, and April shows them under an umbrella. And so it goes, with scenes of croquet, hunting, orchard picking, harvesting and other things for the following months. Each month, under the vignette, has a table of days with snippets of information about some of the days, as the norm for almanacs -- a feature that is most basic to an almanac. The two panels covering the seasons have two vignettes each, meaning there is a vignette for each of the four seasons. Included with the folding and shaped almanac is the original envelope which has extremely elaborate rococo decoration resembling intricate lace-work, with raised tracery, and many tiny needle-sized holes such as characterizes fine linen. The envelope, besides the title on its front, has four lines of verse. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         On Liberty.

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1859. Octavo. Original purple cloth, covers with outer border of two thick-and-thin rules, spine lettered gilt and with blind Greek-key roll at head and tail, orange coated endpapers. 8 pp. publisher's adverts at rear. From the library of British colonial administrator and Liberal politician William Patrick Adam (1823–1881) of Blairadam House, Kinross-shire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Head of spine professionally restored, purple dye faded at spine and board edges as it is prone to do; an excellent and unusually nice copy, in far better condition than is typically encountered. First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM).

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         Antique Print-HORSES-PONY-COACH-CHEVAUX ET VOITURES-NEW YORK-PARIS-Montpezat-185

      - Plate:'Chevaux & Voitures. 5 Le Poney-Chaise'. It shows a pony-chaise (a small two-seated carriage drawn by ponys or small horses) on a forest scene with two female figures (one holding a whip). Beside rides a man on horseback. Original handcoloured lithography on vellin (wove) paper. Description: This scarse plate origates from the serie 'Chevaux et Voitures' published by Goupil & Cie in Paris in 1859.Artists and Engravers: From a painting from 1853 by Henri d'Ainecy Montpezat (1817-1859) Lihographer Leblanc. Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint stains in the margins and a small ink line in the bottom left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-P1-03 The overall size is ca. 27.2 x 22.2 inch. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 18.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 69 x 56.5 cm. The image size is ca. 58 x 48 cm.

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         Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected in New South Wales and Victoria, circa 1860.

      Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt 'SEA WEEDS', marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder's ticket of 'Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol'; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials 'C-JBW', apparently in a later hand but possibly denoting the early Port Phillip seaweed collector John Bracebridge Wilson; containing 78 pressed marine algae specimens on paper sheets laid in on rectos of [50] leaves watermarked 'T. & J. H. 1859', most accompanied by their scientific names and classifications in manuscript in ink, a number with collection locations indicated in pencil, including 'Shark Beach, Sydney'; 'Parsley Bay, Sydney'; 'NSW'; 'Sydney NSW'; 'Manly Beach, Port Jackson'; 'Rose Bay'; and 'Coolart' [Westernport, Victoria]; the specimens are generally very well preserved, the leaves with some inevitable foxing; an old auction label from Sydney auction house James R. Lawson is loosely inserted at the rear. A superb and rare album, which not only documents a popular collecting genre of the nineteenth century, but is also valuable in terms of its significance for Australian marine science. The specimens with specific field locations - around Sydney Harbour or Westernport, southeast of Melbourne - are interspersed throughout the whole album, which strongly suggests that all of the specimens were collected in either New South Wales or Victoria. The manner in which the locations are worded would seem to confirm that the compiler of the album was a local who resided in one of these Colonies, rather than a visitor from England. Although the album leaves have a watermark date of 1859, the specimens were probably collected and pressed earlier in the 1850s, before being laid into the album around 1860. The collector's handwriting is stylistically typical of the 1850s. It seems plausible that the album was compiled by John Bracebridge Wilson (1828-1895), who arrived in Melbourne from England in 1857. Wilson, who became headmaster of Geelong Grammar, was a keen amateur naturalist and noted collector of seaweed specimens. (For a biographical sketch, see the entry on John Bracebridge Wilson in the ADB online).

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         A Tale of Two Cities. In Two Volumes. Volume I.

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1859.(). 8vo. 222 pp., Very Good, Black Embossed Cloth with minor staining, rubbing and edge wear; minimal staining in text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers and FFEPs; minor staining on edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Illustrations from Original Designs by John McLenan.

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         Sammelband: Nervensystem und Allgemeines - Sammelband von 24 Sonderdrucken.

      1859-1909, 8, ca. 700 pp., zum Teil mit den orig. Broschuren gebunden in einem alten Halbleinenband. Sammelband mit 24 Erstdrucken von Arbeiten von Edurad Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger (1829-1910) aus den Jahren 1859-1909.1.: Kritische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven (1865). 2.: Experimentalbeitrag zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven. + Ueber die Bewegungen der Ovarien (1859). 3.: Ueber die tetanisirende Wirkung des constanten Stromes und das allgemeine Gesetz der Reizung (1858). 4.: Über die Veränderungen der Erregbarkeit durch einen constanten elektrischen Storm (1858). 5.: Ueber die Ursache des Oeffnungstetanus (Ein Beitrag zur Lehre vom Gesetze der Zuckung.) (1859). 6.: Disquisitiones de Sensu Electrico (1860). 7.: Zur Geschichte des electropolaren Erregungsgesetzes (1883). 8.: Bemerkungen zur Physiologie des centralen Nervensystems (1877). 9.: Ueber die electrischen Empfindungen (1865). 10.: J.L. Hoorweg und die electrische Nervenerregung (1893). 11.: Ueber den reizbaren und leitenden Bestandtheil, sowie über die angebliche Unermüdbarkeit der Nervenfasern (1908). 12.: Ueber den elementaren Bau des Nervensystems (1906). 13.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen (1866). 14.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen und die Entwicklung der Epithelien (1869). 15.: Die Speicheldrüsen (Handbuch der Gewebelehre von Sticker, 1872). 16.: Wesen und Aufgaben der Physiologie (1878). 17.: Ueber die Kunst der Verlängerungen des menschlichen Lebens (1890). 18.: Die Physiologie und ihre Zukunft (1877). 19.: Die teleologische Mechanik der lebendigen Natur (1877). 20.: Der lebendige Organbrei und die Topographie des physiologischen Chemismus, eine Vertheidigung gegen Dr. Justus Andeer in Würzburg (1880). 21.: Ueber das Wesen der Eiweissstoffe (1909). 22.: Nochmals gegen Ausführungsbestimmung des Fleischbeschaugesetzes vom 30. Mai 1902. Eine Antwort an Herrn Professor R. Ostertag in Berlin (1906). 23.: Ueber die Gesundheitsschädigungen, welche durch den Genuss von Pferdefleisch verursacht werden. (Nebst einem Beitrag über die Resoprtion der Fette) (1900). 24.: Die Ausführungsbestimmung zum Reichsfleischbeschaugesetz vom 30. Mai 1902, betreffend den Nachweis des Pferdefleisches müssen schleunigst geändert werden (1904).

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         Die Freiwilligen-Corps Österreichs im Jahre 1859.

      XXX,47(1)S.,18 Bll., Orig.-Broschur - Erste Ausgabe - UBF Kf 1/40 - Textteil zum Teil unaufgeschnitten, Umschlag und einige Textblätter an einer Ecke gestaucht, Umschlag gebräunt und mit Randläsuren, Kapitale lädiert - Text- und Tafelteil im übrigen weitgehend fleckenfrei

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         Report on the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, and Between the Latter Place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan. (bound with) North-west Territory. Reports of Progress; Together with a Preliminary and General Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition...

      Toronto: John Lovell, 1859. sep 22 2017. Tall 4to, unpaginated (45 pp.) b/w and color folding maps. (with) Unpaginated (about 200 pp.) b/w maps and plates. The first report contains seven maps, some with coloring. The second volume contains four maps and three plates. These are part of the seventeenth volume of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly. Some of the maps in the first volume fold out to considerable length - nearly six feet. One of them (Pigeon River) has a tear at the top resulting in the loss of a couple of letters. All the rest are in good condition. Streeter 3725 and 3726. Sabin 18958 and 31937. Graff 1893. Handsomely bound in half calf over marbled boards with spine labels.

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         A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall 1859 - Original red cloth (first binding). Joints very slightly tender, light soiling. A very handsome copy in original, unrestored condition. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, FIRST PRINTING (with page 213 mis-numbered 113 and sig. b present on the list of illustrations, points that were corrected in later copies of this edition). A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens’s greatest and most-quoted novels. “The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens’s real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny . . . this is what emerges most clearly from one of his shortest and most powerful novels” (Ackroyd). Dickens was emotionally vested in this great novel. He wrote, “It has had complete possession of me; I have so far verified what is done and suffered in these pages as that I have certainly done and suffered it all myself.” The quality and strength of the prose is some of the finest he was ever to produce, for example, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” This is the best copy we have seen. The novel’s serialization in Dickens’s weekly All the Year Round reduced the demand for the book and parts issues, and thus collectible copies are scarce. Provenance: Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Sotheby’s, New York, 3 December 2004, lot 140. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         On the stability of the motion of Saturn’s rings. An essay which obtained the Adams prize for the year 1856, in the University of Cambridge. Bound with journal extracts of five other papers by Maxwell (see below).

      Macmillan & Co, Cambridge 1859 - First edition, very rare in commerce. ?The work that made Maxwell?s reputation in his day, amongst his contemporaries in Britain at least, was his Adams Prize essay ?On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn?s Rings? ? The prize topic was announced by the University of Cambridge in 1855 for submission in 1857, following correspondence between James Challis, Director of the Cambridge Observatory, and William Thomson [Lord Kelvin]. It was a subject that was particularly topical on both sides of the Atlantic. Maxwell?s submission, one third of a kilogram in weight of closely argued mathematical physics of the highest calibre, was received in December 1856 and he was awarded the prize in 1857, barely three years after he was an undergraduate. Maxwell did not publish his submitted manuscript, but spent more time on developing it while at Aberdeen than on any other research topic. He had some lengthy correspondence with William Thomson in particular, notably on issues connected with the stability of the rings. The final version was published as a free-standing work in 1859 [the offered work]. His study was a theoretical tour-de-force, effectively Maxwell?s trial piece submitted to the guild of the elect professoriate in Britain as an entrance test. Challis, Stokes, Airy, Thomson and others absorbed the argument. The essay is largely an exploration of the stability of a number of physical models for the constitution of the rings. Maxwell makes significant deductions on points of detail, and overall his analysis proved beyond doubt to his contemporaries that ?The final result, therefore, of the mechanical theory is, that the only system of rings which can exist is one composed of an indefinite number of unconnected particles, revolving around the planet with different velocities according to their respective distances? This before a single clear photograph of Saturn?s rings had been taken ? Maxwell?s work has spawned the modern theory of planetary discs and astronomical accretion discs that are found around dwarf stars orbiting close to giant stars and in matter orbiting black holes? (Flood et al, p. 31). Although reasonably well represented in institutional collections, this is a very rare work in commerce: ABPC/RBH list only one copy, and there was no copy in any of the major collections of scientific books that have been catalogued in recent decades (Barchas, Honeyman, Norman, etc.).Provenance: James Hutchinson Stirling (1820-1909) (signature on title of Saturn?s rings, enclosed signed autograph letter from him dated 24 April, 1894, and manuscript table of contents). Having studied medicine, history and classics at the University of Glasgow, Stirling established a medical practice, and later became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After receiving a large inheritance from his father's estate in 1851, Stirling left medicine and thereafter devoted himself to philosophy, notably the writings of Hegel. In the enclosed letter to ?Davey?, Stirling writes: ?I have much pleasure in sending you a donation towards the friends of King?s College Hospital.?First observed through a telescope by Galileo in 1610, Saturn?s brilliant rings were initially thought to be additional ?stars,? or perhaps solid protrusions on either side of the planet like the handles of a cup. It wasn?t until 1659 that Christiaan Huygens determined that the handles were actually an encircling ring not attached to Saturn but separated from it the same distance all around. Sixteen years later Gian Domenico Cassini observed the largest gap in Saturn?s rings (which was named after him) and correctly determined that they are divided into sections. Galileo, Huygens, and Cassini all assumed the rings to be solid, and this remained the situation until the problem was taken up by Maxwell.Maxwell (1831-79) entered the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate in 1850, graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1854, and winning the Smith Prize the following y

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        Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde

      Flemming 1859 5. vermehrte u. verbesserte Auflage, Flemming, Glogau, 1859. Doppelblatt große Titelseite, 1 Bl., 97 (statt 114) doppelblattgroße, ganzcolorierte u. lithographierte Karten, original Halbledereinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, folio, (Kanten etwas berieben / durchgehend etwas fleckig / eine Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß/es fehlen die Karten Nr. 5, 15, 17, 20, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 95, 103, 104, 106)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Atlanten

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