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        PRE-RAPHAELITISM. BY THE AUTHOR OF "MODERN PAINTERS" [bound with:] NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY: 1855. [bound with:] NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, AND THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS. NO. II. - 1856 [bound with: same] .THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, AND THE FRENCH EXHIBITION. NO. IV. - 1858 [bound with: same] .NO.V. - 1859 [bound with:] NOTES ON THE TURNER GALLERY AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE. 1856 [bound with:] CATALOGUE OF THE SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS BY J.M.W. TURNER, R.A. EXHIBITED AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE IN THE YEAR 1857-8, ACCOMPANIED WITH ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES

      Smith, Elder & Co [and, the last work]: Spottiswoode and Co., London 1859 - vi,[7]-68;30;48;64;56;[4],88;53,[1]pp. Seven pamphlets bound up in contemporary three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards, half-titles preserved where called for, but without wrappers (where called for) or ads. Corners a bit rubbed, foxing to binder's endleaves, title of last work darkened, but a very good lot. First editions, or, in the case of the last work, first published edition. A sympathetic, and not unusual, contemporary nonce volume of these works. Wise characterizes the second pamphlet, in typical Wisean hyperbole, "one of the scarcest of the 'first editions' of Mr. Ruskin's books." WISE 27, 34, 37, 45, 46, 57 and 64. FREDEMAN 66.1 and 45.1.

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        A Complete Guide to Spinning and Trolling, showing how and where to take pike and jack, with instructions in the art of spinning for trout and perch.

      Alfred & Son. 1859. 12mo. Original orange paper covered boards, sometime rebacked with matching paper spine and new endpapers; pp. iv + 75 + [2, ads.], engraved title page, engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, text illustrations; binding a little rubbed, occasional foxing, very good. First edition, rare in original paper covered boards. A Victorian classic on this specialised method of fishing.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Broadside]: Descendants of Jonathan Padelford 1628 - 1858

      A. Crawford Greene and Brothers, Printers, Providence (Rhode Island) 1859 - Large broadside. Approximately 29.5" x 24". Small tears at the folds and margins, a bit of foxing, very good. Family tree and biographical sketch of the American descendants of the Welsh Padelfords, starting with Jonathan and his wife Mary (who as a widow remarried and was killed in King Philip's War at Sherburn, Massachusetts, along with nine of "her and her husband's children"). OCLC locates seven copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Card signed in ink: "Childe Hassam / Nov. 12, 1903

      1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Distinguished American Painter. Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was born in Boston and studied there and in Paris, where he came under the influence of Monet and developed a personal style of Impressionisn. His work was shown at the celebrated Armory show of 1913 (which was the principal means of introducing "Modern", ie, Post-Impressionist, art to America). He was elected a member of the National Academy in 1909 and had a distinguished career; his work appears in numerous American collections. Individual autographs of his are very scarce.

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        Storia de' monumenti di Napoli e degli architetti che gli edificavano. Vol. 1: dallo stabilimento della monarchia, sino ai nostri giorni. Vol. 2: Dal 1801 al 1851. Vol. 3: Tavole.

      Napoli, Tipografia di Federico Vitale, 1856-1859. - 36 parts, as issued for the first time, containing the 2 4to-vols text and 1 folio-vol. plates. Large 4to (29 x23 cm). The 36 parts in printed publisher's wrappers, uncut (unopened). (wrappers dustsoiled; spines with tears). 506, 352 pp.(margins dustsoiled) and 35 lithograohed plates inserted in the different parts and therefore with folts (some plates with shorter margins than in the atlas; of the larger plates the margins dustsoiled and some with small marginal tears)). - The plates depict palaces, churches, fountains, a befry, a triumphal arch, an iron bridge, etc., designed by famous architects of Naples and its region. - This publication, as appeared in serial form, with all the wrappers preserved, is of great rarity. 2700g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité D'Anatomie Chirurgicale et de Chirurgie Expérimentale

      J.-B. Balliere et Fils, Paris 1859 - 2 vols.: viii, 784; 886, 2 p. 23 cm. Leather spines, vellum corners, marbled paper boards and text block edges. Gilt decoration on spines. Edges a little worn. Bright white pages. Joseph-François Malgaigne (1806 – 1865) was a surgeon in Parisian hospitals. As an advocate of statistical analysis in medicine, he is remembered for conducting statistical hospital surveys in Paris. This two-volume French text was first published 1838. Deuxieme edition revue et consideralement augmentee. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedachten over vrijheid.

      Groningen: J. B. Wolters,, 1859. Uit het Engelsch. Octavo. Later black half cloth, hand written paper spine label, marbled boards, buff endpapers. Bookplate of Dutch jurist Pieter Adam van Holthe tot Echten (1807–1883) to front free endpaper. Head of spine chipped, very minor spot of wear to lower edge of front board, hinge gently cracked before title leaf but firm, contents browned and lightly foxed, else a very good copy. First edition in Dutch, exceptionally rare. OCLC records just two copies in institutions outside the Netherlands: one at the British Library and one at the Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek in Beglium; there are eight listed as located in the Netherlands. First published in English earlier the same year, On Liberty, "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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        REVISTA CONTEMPORANEA DE PORTUGAL E BRAZIL.

      - Primeiro anno Abril de 1859. 2ª Edição. [a V anno Abril de 1864.] Escriptorio da Revista Contemporâna de Portugal e Brazil. Typografia Franco-Portugueza. Lisboa 1861-1865. 5 Volumes de 26x18 cm. Com 586, [ii]; 584; [ii], 660, [ii]; [iv], 648; [ii], 666, [ii] págs. Encadernações da época com as lombadas em pele, com ferros a ouro. Ilustrado com 62 gravuras extratexto sobre papel muito encorpado da autoria do Rei consorte D. Fernando, de Sousa, Francisco Augusto Metrass, João Cristino da Silva e Tomás José da Anunciação. Exemplar com carimbo branco de Carlos Augusto Paes, do Porto, nas folhas de rosto. Colecção completa desta notável revista mensal de cultura e literatura fundada por Ernesto Biester, António Xavier de Brederode e José Maria de Andrade Ferreira. Em cada ano eram publicados 12 números ilustrados com gravuras, com numeração seguida formando um volume por ano. Na introdução Luís Augusto Rebelo da Silva afirma desejar criar uma publicação, que: «participe a um tempo da seriedade do livro e da variedade do jornal, offerecendo uma galeria de quadros, em que as artes e as sciencias realcem o lustre proprio pela belleza do pincel». Inclui a colaboração dos mais notáveis escritores da época como: José Maria de Andrade Ferreira, Lopes de Mendonça, Mendes Leal, Ernesto Biester, Camilo Castelo Branco, Bulhão Pato, Latino Coelho, Andrade Corvo, Inocêncio Francisco da Silva, Francisco Maria Bordalo, D. Pedro V, Machado de Assis. Language: Português / Portuguese Location/localizacao: 8-12-F-1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      Edward Moxon & Co, London 1859 - In beveled, gilt-decorated full dark tan calf boards with dark green diamond effect motif to front and back. 4 raised bands, gilt title & gilt detail to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. No inscriptions. Binding tight. 376pp. incl. tissue-guarded b/w frontispiece portrait. Some faint scattered foxing, mainly to prelims (16 x 23cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through The Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again.

      London. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1859.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 21.5cm, The First Edition, xvii,[1],455p., appendix, with folding coloured frontis map and 8 full colour lithographed plates, 13 woodcut text illustrations, rebound in half calf over marbled boards, with leather label, wanting the half title, the map is wrinkled, the text has some smudge marks, or dust soiling, the plates have some occasional smudges on the margins, but are good clear impressions with vibrant hand colouring, good to very good. (cgc) Lande 1258. T.P.L. 2911. Peel 212. Sabin 37007. Howes K-7. Field 811. Graff 2262. Strathern 290. Wagner-Camp 332:1. The son of an Irish immigrant to Toronto, Kane became one of Canada's most famous nineteenth century painters. After four years studying art in Europe, he returned to paint North American Indians. It was a time of cultivated interest in primitive societies and Kane's paintings somewhat romanticize his subjects. They are, however, an eloquent record of Indian culture as it was, largely untouched by White influence. He set out alone with paintbox and gun in 1845 and spent a summer in the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan regions, mainly sketching the Ojibway. For the next three years he went further west, often travelling with Hudson's Bay company fur traders. From this journey which took him across the Rockies and eventually to Vancouver Island he brought back several hundred sketches. Kane spent the following years in his studio developing the sketches into hundreds of oil paintings, eight of which are reproduced as colour lithographs in this book. The finest works are probably the portraits of Indian chiefs, but the scenes of tribal ceremonies and buffalo hunting on the plains have a poignant interest as a record of a vanished world. The text of the book is the diary Kane kept on his travels. .

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        Henry Robinson Hall NBA (1859-1927) - Signed Oil, Highland.

      Late 19th Century - DescriptionA beautiful painting of Highland cattle grazing at a loch, with mountains beyond. Painted on Winsor & Newton canvas. Very well presented in an antique style frame. Signed. On canvas. ConditionIn very good condition - it has likely been cleaned at some point. Inspection under UV light shows no signs of restoration. The frame is also in very good condition, with only a few tiny losses at corners. BiographyHenry Robinson Hall (1859â€"1927) was a Victorian and Edwardian landscape painter in oils and watercolours noted for his scenes of Highland cattle. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902 and was a fellow of the North British Academy of Arts. Hall was born in York in 1859 and died on 31 May 1927 at Barrow-in-Furness - he is buried in the yard of St. Andrews parish church at Coniston. His oil paintings of the Scottish Highlands are very sought after and fetch substantial amounts of money at auction. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYS

      1859 - A New Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. 32 pp ads dated November 1859. Original buff cloth stamped in black and red-orange. Second Edition of Anthony Trollope's second book, preceded only by THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN -- these two being the author's two tales of Irish life, written while he lived there. The two novels were originally published, each in three volumes, by T.C. Newby in 1847 and by Henry Colburn in 1848 respectively -- and both are today legendarily rare. Then in late 1859, after books like THE WARDEN (1855) and BARCHESTER TOWERS (1857) had made Trollope popular, Chapman & Hall published a "New Edition" of his first two books, including this one -- cheaply bound in this buff cloth with the title page reproduced on the front cover.~This copy is in very good condition, with the buff cloth a bit darkened and soiled and with the top eighth-inch of the spine chipped -- not great, but this too is a very scarce edition. Sadleir (Trollope) p. 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyerbeer fait activer la publication du livret italien du Pardon de Ploërmel.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 p. ½ In-8 [1859] Adresse au dos. bon Lettre relative à l'édition du livret italien de son opéra, Le Pardon de Ploërmel, créé le 4 avril 1859 et édité par Brandus. Le livret de Jules Barbier et Michel Carré fut révisé et traduit en italien pour être représenté au Covent Garden de Londres le 26 juillet 1859. "Vous avez bien voulu m'envoyer l'avant-propos qui doit se mettre en tête du libretto italien du Pardon, et qui résume ce qui s'est passé un an avant le commencement de la pièce, servant de base à l'ouverture ; mais vous ne me l'avez pas encore envoyé, et cependant cela est assez urgent parce qu'il faudra (après que je l'aurai vu), faire traduire par M. de Lauzière cette notice en italien. J'attends également la partition de l'air de l'Ombre pour la coda à ajouter à madame Miolan [.]". [Caroline Miolan-Carvalho (1827/1895), célèbre cantatrice, épouse de Léon Carvalho]. Compositeur d'opéra allemand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Canzonette popolari. Raccolta di 10 fogli volanti di canzonette popolari di argomento militare.

      Canzonette popolari. Raccolta di 10 fogli volanti di canzonette popolari di argomento militare. I fogli sono stati applicati (solo gli angoli) su album di cartoncini bianchi cuciti alla rustica: La gran fratellanza estesa ... Lombardo-Piemontese .... di Giovanni de Toma. Si vendono dal Libraio Giuseppe Cioffi, (1859). L'addio del Generale Giuseppe Garibaldi agli Italiani. Giuseppe Alfeiri. Milano, Tip. Ranzini, 1886. Fucilazione del Soldato Misdea avvenuto a Napoli il 21 Giugno 1884. Firenze, Salani, 1884. Gli Italiani in Africa. Raffaello Poggiali. Firenze, Salani, 1885. La partenza di un giovane che va a militare lasciando con dolore la sua fedele amante. Milano, Ranzini, 1887. Il Re è morto, versi di un italiano. Firenze, Tipografia Ducci, 1900. Gl'imboscati al fronte. Foligno, Tip. Campi s.d. La risposta agl'imboscati. Foligno, Campi, s.d. La vita del soldato. Firenze, Salani, 1890. La morte di Bruno e Costante Garibaldi. Composizione di Pilade Soldaini. Firenze, Tip. Bernardi. Axs

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        Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through The Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again.

      London. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1859. - 8vo, 21.5cm, The First Edition, xvii,[1],455p., appendix, with folding coloured frontis map and 8 full colour lithographed plates, 13 woodcut text illustrations, rebound in half calf over marbled boards, with leather label, wanting the half title, the map is wrinkled, the text has some smudge marks, or dust soiling, the plates have some occasional smudges on the margins, but are good clear impressions with vibrant hand colouring, good to very good. (cgc) Lande 1258. T.P.L. 2911. Peel 212. Sabin 37007. Howes K-7. Field 811. Graff 2262. Strathern 290. Wagner-Camp 332:1. The son of an Irish immigrant to Toronto, Kane became one of Canada's most famous nineteenth century painters. After four years studying art in Europe, he returned to paint North American Indians. It was a time of cultivated interest in primitive societies and Kane's paintings somewhat romanticize his subjects. They are, however, an eloquent record of Indian culture as it was, largely untouched by White influence. He set out alone with paintbox and gun in 1845 and spent a summer in the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan regions, mainly sketching the Ojibway. For the next three years he went further west, often travelling with Hudson's Bay company fur traders. From this journey which took him across the Rockies and eventually to Vancouver Island he brought back several hundred sketches. Kane spent the following years in his studio developing the sketches into hundreds of oil paintings, eight of which are reproduced as colour lithographs in this book. The finest works are probably the portraits of Indian chiefs, but the scenes of tribal ceremonies and buffalo hunting on the plains have a poignant interest as a record of a vanished world. The text of the book is the diary Kane kept on his travels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Signed Hand-Drafted Cheque. For eight pounds, payable ?to House or Bearer?, dated London 26th March 1859 and signed with a characteristic flourish.

      1859 1859 - Folded into eight, with sl. browning along creases. One tiny hole. Overall a nice clean example. An unusual cheque, drafted by Dickens in blue ink on a piece of paper, 18.5 x 11.5cm, presumably after he had run out of printed cheques. It is countersigned in black ink by Williams & Co., and bears a one penny stamp, crossed through, legitimising the payment. There is no record of the transaction in Pilgrim Letters, but as the cheque has no named beneficiary other than ?house or bearer?, it seems likely that it was for household expenses, and would have been entrusted to a member of the domestic staff. A note on the verso, signed by John Holt Schooling, March 1st 1894, states, ?this cheque . was given to me by Georgina Hogarth.? There is a further contemp. signature, ?Bishop? (possibly the cashier?), and an addition in manuscript. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Adam Bede.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1859. 3 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. Bookplate of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842-1918) to front pastedowns. Extremities a little rubbed, pale spotting to prelims, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition of the author's first novel, "which brought her instant fame on its publication in February 1859. Dickens admired it (and guessed the author was a woman); Elizabeth Gaskell was flattered to be asked if she had written it" (ODNB).

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        Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse. Premier supplément à la huitième livraison (joint à la deuxième édition de la feuille VII): Structure et histoire géologiques de la partie du Jura central comprise entre le Doubs (La-Chaux-de-Fonds), le val de Delémont, le lac de Neuchâtel et le Weissenstein.

      4, XI, 286 S., 7 Falttaf., davon 6 farbig, Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbd.: priv. Rückenschildchen, Stempel u. Schildchen a. Vs., Stempel a. Titelbl. recto u. verso Kapitale u. Kanten berieben, Papier min. gebräunt, die Taf. randrissig, 2 Taf. hinterlegt (1 öfters). EA. Korrekturexemplar des Autors, mit Anmerkungen und Korrekturen sein Besitzereintrag a. Vs. L. Rollier (1859 - 1931), Konservator der geologischen Sammlung, später Privatdozent für Stratigraphie und Petrefaktenkunde an der ETH Zürich.

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        Joseph Shelby

      January 31, 1859. <p>Partly Engraved Promissory Note Signed <i>"Jo O Shelby,"</i> 7.75" x 3". Handwritten bank notations cross "J O O" of signature. Lexington, Kentucky, January 31, 1859. Vignette at left. <i>"Four Months after date Pay to the order of Cave J. Kirtley at the Merchants Bank St Louis Three Thousand Dollars for Value received and charge to account of Jo O Shelby To Cary Gratz Co.. St Louis." E</i>ndorsed on verso: "Cary Gratz &amp; Co. / June 3 3000" [probably not personally by Cary Gratz].<br></p><p>Perpendicular endorsement on face of check:<i>"Accepted Cary Gratz &amp; Co." </i>[probably by Cary Gratz]. In purple ink: "Protected for non payment / St Louis June 3rd 1859 / Andrew Gelleatt Notary Public."</p><p>Cary Gratz protected stepbrother Jo Shelby for non-payment!</p><p>Cary Gratz was a son of Benjamin Gratz. Jo Shelby was the stepson of Benjamin Gratz. Rebecca Gratz was the sister of Benjamin Gratz. </p><p>Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), a Philadelphia philanthropist, founded the first Hebrew Sunday School in America and participated as a founding member in several other nonsectarian and Jewish charitable organizations which were among the first to be organized and run by women.</p>

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        Oeuvres Choisies de C.-H. de Saint-Simon. Précédées d?un Essai sur sa doctrine. 3 Volumes [Ausgewählte Werke von C.-H. Saint-Simon. Vorangestellt ein Essay über seine Lehre. 3 Bände].

      Bruxelles (Brüssel)., Fr. van Meenen 1859 - CXII, 264; 455; 388 S. 8°, OHLdr. d. Zt. Frontispiz mit Portrait Saint-Simons. Der neben Charles Fourier und Robert Owen als Protagonist des sog. Frühsozialismus bzw. vor-marxistischen Sozialismus angesehene Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825) gilt aufgrund seiner Veröffentlichung von ?Le nouveau christianisme? (1825) als einer der Stichwortgeber der katholischen Soziallehre. Die Bände enthalten u.a.: Lettres d?un habitant de Genève a ses contemporains; Introduction aux travaux travaux scientifiques du dix-neuvième siècle; Mèmoire sur la science de l?homme; De la réorganisation de la société européene; Du systemème industriel; Catéchisme des industriels; Nouveau christianisme. - Einbände stark berieben. Kanten bestoßen. Vorsatzblätter etwas staubfleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Komplett sehr selten! 600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Belle lettre musicale de Berlioz sur l'Orphée de Gluck et Les Troyens.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-8 [vers décembre 1859] petits trous d'épingle et d'enliassage, en marge. Belle lettre musicale sur sa mise en scène de l'Orphée de Gluck, son admiration pour Pauline Viardot et la préparation des Troyens. Berlioz, qui avait une grande admiration pour l'oeuvre de Gluck, tombée en désuétude, prit d'initiative de monter Orphée au Théâtre Lyrique (actuel Théâtre de la Ville, place du Chatelet), avec la complicité de Pauline Viardot, alors au Zénith. La première représentation eut lieu le 18 novembre 1859, et le succès fut retentissant : l'opéra sera représenté 138 fois jusqu'en 1863. Grâce à Berlioz, Gluck fut remis au goût du jour. « Je viens, les journaux vous l'ont peut-être appris, de mettre en scène l'Orphée de Gluck au Théâtre Lyrique. Cette résurrection de l'ancien chef d'oeuvre a eu un succès merveilleux ; Mme Viardot qui joue le rôle d'Orphée, y est admirable. Lisez mon feuilleton de demain mardi ». Il évoque ensuite l'écriture et le montage de son opéra Les Troyens. « Voilà ma Didon [la reine de Carthage, dans Les Troyens] toute prête et pleine d'ardeur et de dévouement. Le directeur du Théâtre Lyrique voudrait donner mes Troyens pour l'ouverture de son nouveau théâtre, si la construction en est achevée l'année prochaine. Mais il faut trouver Enée et Cassandre et Anna. Mme Viardot ne peut tout faire malgré son zèle et son talent prodigieux. Tous mes amis me poussent à accepter le Théâtre lyrique. Mais sera-t-il capable d'un tel effort. J'ai un partisan dévoué qui offre de prêter 50,000 fr. à Carvalho pour l'aider dans cette entreprise. Patience toujours, et prudence aussi [.] ». [Les Troyens, avec ses 4 heures et son imposant orchestre, connut de grosses difficultés pour être monté : l'opéra fut divisé en deux parties inégales ; seule la seconde partie sera représentée lors de la création le 4 novembre 1863 au Théâtre Lyrique, seule partie que Berlioz verra de son vivant]. Compositeur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Piotr Tchikhatchev publie son ouvrage capital sur l'Asie Mineure et l'Arménie.

      - 6 lettres autographes signées 12 In-8 1859 et sans date bon Belle correspondance du géographe et explorateur russe Piotr Alexandrovitch Tchikhatchev avec son éditeur Baudry, qui publia, de 1852 à 1868, en 8 volumes, son ouvrage capital : "Asie mineure, description physique, statistique et archéologique de cette contrée". "Je m'empresse de vous dire que fort heureusement je n'ai pas besoin d'épreuves des 17 premières planches, d'abord parce que la lettre y était déjà mise avant de les avoir gravées et puis parce que vous me les aviez déjà données l'année passée complètement terminées et munies de leur lettre. Je n'attends donc que les 8 épreuves remises à MM. Taillard pour les joindre aux 15 que Mr Riocour (?) m'a fournies, je les porterai toutes immédiatement à Mr Decaisne [Joseph Decaisne, botaniste au Muséum] et vous réponds que tout le Jardin des Plantes ligué contre moi ne m'empêchera pas d'obtenir de faire terminer ce travail en quelques jours si ce n'est en quelques heures. Après quoi je vous transmettrai les 23 planches pour les faire graver ; de cette manière le total de 40 planches sera parfaitement en ordre et il n'y manquera que les numéros que je ne pourrai vous donner que lorsque le texte de la partie botanique sera complètement achevé et livré à l'imprimeur [.]" [La partie Botanique parut en 1860 avec ce second titre : "Éléments d'une flore de l'Asie mineure, de l'Arménie et des îles de l'Archipel grec"]. Dans la suite de la correspondance, il se plaint amèrement du traitement que son autre éditeur, Dentu, réserve à la promotion de ses autres publications, "La Paix de Zurich" et "Italie et Turquie". Géographe, géologue et explorateur russe d'expression française. Il a laissé son nom aux monts Tchikhatchov dans l'Altaï. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Herausgegeben im Auftrage des K. K. Ministeriums des Innern.

      Wien Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1859 - (36,5 × 49 cm). XII, 24 S. Mit 27 farbig lithographierten Tafeln auf getöntem Grund. Lose in geprägter Original-Leinwand-Kassette mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen und monumentalen Werkes mit sehr schönen Tafeln. Die nach Fotografien gezeichneten Darstellungen zeigen die hervorragendsten 27 Exemplare der 500 auf der landwirtschaftlichen Ausstellung im Augarten 1857 ausgestellten Rinderrassen. Jede Tafel mit einem Rind vor landschaftlichem Hintergrund mit Angabe der Rasse, des Alters und des Eigentümers. - Unter den ausgestellten Rassen befinden sich auch 2 württembergische Tiere. - Die besonders hohe Qualität der Abbildungen ergibt sich aus dem ungewöhnlichen Verfahren einer sehr frühen photographischen Erfassung der Tiere. "Die k.k. Staatsdruckerei, mit jener Aufnahme betraut, errichtete im Ausstellungslocale ein Atelier und es wurden, ungeachtet mannigfacher solch einem Beginnen sich entgegenstellender Schwierigkeiten siebenund-zwanzig Thiere aufgenommen. Neben dem Photographen, durch welchen die Contouren und Grössenverhältnisse fixirt wurden, war ein Maler beschäftigt, das Colorit zu geben, um dasselbe später auf die photographischen und lithographischen Abdrücke übertragen zu können. Die Notizen, welche jedem Blatte beigegeben sind, haben den Zweck, einerseits die Natur der Racen und ihre Ansprüche an Klima, Futter, Pflege, andererseits ihre Eigenschaften bezüglich der Benützung als Milch-, Zug- und Mastvieh zu constatieren" (Vorwort). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Umschlag des Textheftes und Innendeckel der Kassette mit altem Stempel. Rücken der Kassette stellenweise hervorragend restauriert. Insgesamt schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - Nissen ZBI 4518 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the First American Chess Congress

      New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859. First edition of this landmark work on early American chess history. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. color frontispiece decorated in gilt, numerous text illustrations. The frontispiece is a dedication to Paul Morphy, the winner of the tournament. In excellent condition with light rubbing. A very nice example. This work includes the 67 games in the Grand Tournament of 1857 held in New York, with Paul Morphy claiming the first prize. It also covers The Problem Tourney with 53 set-ups and their solutions in the back section of the book. Each problem is accompanied by a drawing of the board with the pieces strategically positioned.

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        Victor Hugo s sämmtliche Werke, übersetzt von Mehreren. Band 1-15 Rieger&#146;sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

      Rieger&#146;sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1859 - ca. 3.944 Seiten. Alle Bände trotz des Alters von über 140 Jahren im gutem Zustand. Einbände etwas mehr mal weniger berieben und mit kleinen Läsuren. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt teilweise etwas braunfleckig (auf manchen Seiten nicht). Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zu den Kapitalen hin mit Abrieb. Innen ab und an Nummernaufkleber im Vorsatzdeckel und Bleistifteintragungen. Ab und an Namenseintrag mit Tinte (altdt. Schrift). Nur bei Band 1 Einbanddeckel leicht angelöst, betrifft aber nicht die Bindung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 Marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit, Ecken ebenfalls mit Leder bezogen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ma'na al-Labib 'An Kutub al-A'arib.

      1859 - approximately 450 pp., neatly hand written Arabic text, 23 lines to the page, many words and headings written or underlined in red, minor worm holes on endpaper, contemporary stamped full calf with flap, copy inscribed by Abdul Basit ibn al-Shaykh &#145;Ali al-Fakhuri al-Shafi&#146;i al-Bayruti, 1276 A. H. / 1859. Ibn Hisham al-Ansari (1309-1360), a leading Egyptian grammarian. Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani mentioned in his book "al-Durar al-Kamina" that al-Ansari learned from all the great scholars of his time such as Taj al-Tabrizi, Taj al-Fakhani, Shuhab ibn Marhal and Ibn Jama&#146;ah. He quickly became famous for his works in the science of Arabic grammar, such as: - Mughni al-Labib &#145;an Kutub al-&#146;A&#146;arib. (This work). - Awdah al-Masalik ila al-Fiyyat ibn Malik. - Sharh al-Burda. - Qutr al Nada wa ball al-Sada and Sharh Chuzur al-Zahab. He wrote 28 titles or woks about Nahw, Sarf and Lugha, all about the science of Arabic Grammar. Imam Ibn Hajar al-&#146;Asqalani quotes ibn Khaldun saying: "Everywhere we went in Morocco we would hear that there has come from Egypt an unparalleled scholar in the science of Arabic Grammar, not even matched by Sibawayh". Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Card signed in ink: "Childe Hassam / Nov. 12, 1903

      1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Distinguished American Painter. Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was born in Boston and studied there and in Paris, where he came under the influence of Monet and developed a personal style of Impressionisn. His work was shown at the celebrated Armory show of 1913 (which was the principal means of introducing "Modern", ie, Post-Impressionist, art to America). He was elected a member of the National Academy in 1909 and had a distinguished career; his work appears in numerous American collections. Individual autographs of his are very scarce.

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        The Vermont State House

      , [c. 1859] 5 ½ x 7 ½ in. Salt print on original mount with triple-rule printed border with printed caption "State Capitol---South View / Montpelier, Vt." Minor soiling but generally in very good condition with good contrast. The original Greek Classical Revival Vermont State House in Montpelier was built in 1836. The structure was gutted by fire in 1857, but the front portico survived. The present State House, designed by Thomas Silloway, was constructed on the same site in 1857-58. Silloway's splendid design replaced the old saucer-shaped dome with a tall gold dome supported by Ionic columns. This salt print photograph was taken around 1859 to commemorate the completion of the building. The foreground shows newly planted trees supported by white wooden frames.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Senate Exc. Doc. No. 46. Vol. I & Supplement to Vol. I. (same as Vols. XII - I & II).

      Washington D.C. Thomas H. Ford Printer 1859. - 78 color/tinted & 45 black/white lithographs. Maps. 1st. edition. Newly rebound burgundy buckram(very nice), Contents Fine & VG condition. 3 Volumes. 399 & 399 pp., Vol.I. - Vol.I Binding Fine. Beverley Tucker. Some waterstain on top outside corner of text pages early on and towards the end, still VG. Includes: Report of the Secretary of War(Jefferson Davis), Reports of Explorations. for Railroad Routes: Capt. A. A. Humphreys & Lieut. G. K. Warren, Cost of Transporting Troops/Supplies to CA.,OR.,NM., . Report. . St.Paul to Puget Sound. I. I. Stevens. - SUPPLEMENT to Vol.I. --Vol. XII-I. General Report:Saint Paul to Pike Lake - Pike Lake to the Coteau du Missouri - The Coteau du Missouri to Fort Union - Fort Union to Fort Benton - Fort Benton - Fort Benton to Bitter Root River-Bitter Root River to Fort Walla-Walla - Fort Walla-walla to Puget Sound. - Substance of Reports of Messrs. Gibbs, Arnold, Suckley, McClellan, and Tinkham-Trips of Lieuts. Mullan, Grover, and of Mr. Doty - Summary of explorations made by Mr. Doty and Lieut. Arnold[NARRATIVE OF 1853]. - Walla-Walla to Bitter Root Valley-Bitter Root Valley to Fort Benton, and Return to Olympia.[NARRATIVE OF 1855]. GEOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR.-RAILROAD REPORT AND ESTIMATE.-COMPUTATION. Vol.XII-I CONTAINS 70 MAGNIFICENT COLOR/TINTED LITHOGRAPHS VIEWS IN PERFECT CONDITION. --Vol.XII-II. Botanical Report. Zoological Report. 8 color plates Birds(all Fine)& 45 black/white plates: Botany, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles, Fishes(all but one fine-one foxed). THIS COMBINATION OF VOL.I & its SUPPLEMENT VOLUMES PROVIDES A MUCH MORE INTELLIGIBLE REPORT THAN THE 13 VOLUMES SET. 78 Magnificient color/tinted lithographs in VG. to Fine Cond. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        All the Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Volumes I-XX

      Chapman and Hall 1859-1868, London - Twenty volumes; octavos (24cm.); recent two-toned cloth embossed in red and gilt, bound and stamped to approximately match the publisher's binding, of which an original board accompanies the set. Some minor foxing to textblock, discrete tape mends to a few leaves in Vols. XVII and XX, dampstaining along fore-edge of Vol. XIX, otherwise a fresh, internally sound set, albeit in rather utilitarian new binding. The complete first series of Dickens's literary journal, including the original serialized appearances of A Tale of Two Cities (1859) and Great Expectations (1860-1), as well as Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), and The Moonstone (1868). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [YOKOHAMA PRINT] [Coloured Oban 'Ukiyo-e' Woodblock Print Showing an American Sailor Smoking a Pipe, a Servant and a Young Japanese Courtesan, Titled:] America jin Yuriya no Zu [i.e. American in a Brothel]

      Yokohama, Kikuya Ichibei, ca. 1860s. Coloured woodblock print. 37x25 cm. Printed artist's name stamp, names of the publisher and the block cutter, title in the upper right and lower left corners. Paper slightly age toned, otherwise a very good print. A colourful print showing a scene in a geisha establishment in Yokohama, with a servant holding a match for the pipe of the client - an American sailor, who is sitting at a table served for tea with a young geisha at his feet. ''Miyozaki Yukaku'', Miyozaki's red light district opened in November 1859 after a request by the Dutch ambassador to build brothels for the many single foreign men in Yokohama. There were 15 brothels in Miyozaki, and of these, Gankiro was the largest and most famous. Gankiro was divided into two sections, one for foreigners and one for Japanese customers and Japanese customers weren't allowed into the foreigner section and vice-versa. In his 1860 world tour journal, Richard Henry Dana jr. gave a contemporary description of Gankiro which to him ''looked like a temple, it is so large and handsome, Within are parlors, reception rooms, dining rooms, a dancing hall, a theater, etc. The chief rooms were beautifully carved and elaborately painted'' (Guth, Longfellow's Tattoos, p. 17).

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        Humphrey's Journal. Volume IX, Nos. 1-24

      Humphrey's Journal. Hardcover. New York, 1859. 8vo, half morocco over marbled paper, various paginations. A scarce complete issue of this early photography periodical, complete in 24 issues with a fourteen page catalogue at rear. With the signature of Enos Crockett of East Thomaston, Maine, an early photographer in the area. Humphrey's Journal was first published in 1851 under the title The Daguerreian Journal, and then changed its name again to Humphrey's Journal of Daguerrian and Photographic Arts before becoming Humphrey's Journal. With a range of articles on the photographic process. A well preserved copy in very good minus condition with heavy foxing to endpapers and some foxing and occasional staining to contents and normal shelfwear. Generally quite sound and preserved. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1859. First Edition.

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        Eight Consecutive Issues of The Liberator: Reporting on John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry, his Trial, and Execution (October -- December, 1859)

      Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 21 Cornhill / J. B. Yerrington & Son, Printers, 1859. Very Good. Edited by William Lloyd Garrison. Eight complete consecutive issues (Vol. 29, Nos. 42-49: October 21, 1859 -- December 9, 1859). Large folios, measuring 18" x 25". 4pp. Published weekly every Friday morning, edited by William Lloyd Garrison. Very light horizontal and vertical center folds, two issues with a subscriber's name in ink, a few issues have modest scattered stains and short tears, most issues are very good or near fine. All are complete as issued and untrimmed. A rare survival of eight key issues of The Liberator, the country's most important abolitionist newspaper. The collection features the paper's numerous and extensive articles and reports on John Brown's raid, trial, and execution; together with various assessments both of John Brown's life and the significance and effect of the raid, both for good or ill, on the abolitionist movement. Beginning on the third page of the first issue published after the raid (on October 21st), which printed 2 1/2 columns on the raid, the seven succeeding issues devoted the entire (6 columns) or near-entire front page and most or much of the succeeding two pages to the story. Several poems inspired by Brown and other related incidental material was printed on the paper's last page. Founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp in 1831, The Liberator also served as a forum for leading women's rights activists and other progressives. For example, this eight-issue run features several "Letters" by Lydia Maria Child, including her celebrated correspondence with John Brown and Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise; one long "Letter" from Caroline F. Putnam (founder of Holley School for freed slaves); and various "Letters" by the prominent Transcendentalist and reforming Unitarian minister Theodore Parker, which include his observations on Brown. Also included is a long extract from Ralph Waldo Emerson's recent lecture on "Courage."An historically important and exceptionally well-preserved eight-issue run. All eight issues were likely stored flat, retaining only the two light center creases from the original folds. A detailed list of each issue's coverage of John Brown's raid and aftermath follows:1. Vol. 29, No. 42 / Whole number 1503: October 21, 1859. Near fine. Contains the first published reports from Baltimore, Washington, and Harper's Ferry (Oct. 17, 18, and 19):-"Attempted Insurrection in [Vi]rginia". (The headline has two pulled sorts, i.e., lacking the 'V' and 'I'). Printed in 2 1/2 columns on the third page. This issue also includes a "Letter" from Caroline F. Putnam (founder of Holley School for freed slaves), a "Letter" from Theodore Parker, and an announcement and program for Caroline Healey Dall's upcoming series of lectures at Mercantile Hall: "Woman's Right To Labor".2. Vol. 29, No. 43 / Whole number 1504: October 28, 1859. Near fine. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), most of the next page (5 columns), and about 1 1/2 columns on the third page; under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. Who is Responsible? / No wonder that some of the leading organs of Republicanism writhe under the disclosures at Harper's Ferry ..."; "A Lesson for the People"; "The Plea of Insanity Examined"; "The Republican Party"; Partisan Meanness"; "Backing Out".-"Selections ... Reminiscences of the Insurrectionists" (Includes an article on John Brown by James Redpath).-"The Harper's Ferry Outbreak".-"The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry" (by William Lloyd Garrison).-"John Brown, and His Movement".-"Further Particulars of the Attempted Insurrection in Virginia".-"Trial of Brown".This issue also includes: "Letter From Lydia Maria Child ... addressed to a meeting of the Friends of Human Progress" / Wayland, August 26, 1859" and a letter by Theodore Parker: "Tendered Resignation of Rev. Theodore Parker".3. Vol. 29, No. 44 / Whole number 1505: November 4, 1859. With subscriber's name in ink: "Jas. A. Fuller", near fine.Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), half of the next page (3 columns), and the near-entire third page (6 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Harper's Ferry Insurrection".-"Wendell Phillips and Old Brown. A Proposition for Mr. Phillips to Consider".-"Selections. The Harper's Ferry Insurrection. Governor Wise's Speech".-"Notes on the Insurrection. Harper's Ferry as a Success".-"Decidedly 'Chivalric'"; "Scenes at Harper's Ferry"; "Old Brown"; "The Lesson of the Day"; "Senator Wilson on the Harper's Ferry Outbreak"; "Explanatory Statement of Mr. Giddens".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"The Harper's Ferry Tragedy. Conclusion of First Day's Proceedings".-"Arrest of Capt. John E. Cook".-"Sentence of Brown. His Address to the Court".4. Vol. 29, No. 45 / Whole number 1506: November 11, 1859. With subscriber's name in ink: "J. Elias", a few scattered stains and short tears, very good. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), most of the next page (5 1/2 columns), about half of third page (3 1/2 columns), and part of the last page (over 1 column); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Fate of Brown".-"Gerrit Smith"; "Old John Brown"; "Bad News for the Abolitionists"; "Who's to Blame?"; "Wendell Phillips at Brooklyn".-"Selections. Treatment of the Drad [sic] and the Prisoners"; "Capt. John Brown's Monomania"; "Letter from Frederick Douglass".-"Lecture of Wendell Phillips -- The Lesson of the Hour".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown"; "Who Are Responsible?"-"Harper's Ferry Insurrection".-"Letters of L. Maria Child to Gov. Wise and Capt. Brown" / "Governor Wise's Reply".-"Letter from a Quaker Lady to John Brown" / "John Brown's Reply".-"The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry" (by "Justitia").Also included is a letter by suffragist Sarah E. Wall.5. Vol. 29, No. 46 / Whole number 1507: November 18, 1859. A few scattered light stains, very good or better. Contains reports and articles on most of the front page (5 columns), most of the second page (4 columns), about half of the third page (3 1/2 columns), and about a third of the last page (2 1/2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. From the Boston Post. Co-operation of the Black and 'Brown' Republicans".-"Osawatomie Brown to be Hung Certainly".-"Rev. Dr. Cheever on the Harper's Ferry Tragedy".-"Who Taught John Brown?".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"Mrs. Child and John Brown" (Includes John Brown's reply to Child).-"Letter from Dr. S.G. Howe" (followed by additional reports on "Gerrit Smith's Insanity").-"The Sentence of the Harper's Ferry Prisoners"-"Harper's Ferry and It's Lesson" (by Edwin M. Wheelock).Also included in this issue: "Emerson on Courage. Extract from a lecture of Ralph Waldo Emerson at the Tremont Temple, Boston, Tuesday evening ..." (about 1 1/2 columns); and "Sharp's Rifles Only for White Men. From a sermon by Henry Ward Beecher" (about 2 columns).6. Vol. 29, No. 47 / Whole number 1508: November 25, 1859. A few scattered light stains and short tears, very good. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), near-entire second page (5 1/2 columns), most of the third page (4 columns), and part of the last page (about 2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Guilty Parties"; "The Insurrection"; "No Mercy for John Brown"; "Satanic Orthodoxy on John Brown"; "The Harper's Ferry Insurrectionists".-"Selections ... John Brown's Colorado Refugees in Canada"; "John Brown's Early History -- Almost a D. D."; "Brown's Conversation with Gov. Wise"; "Capt. John Brown"; "An Irreverent Judge on Trial"; "Captain John Brown".-"The Expulsion of Mr. Hoyt from Charlestown".-"Interview with Mrs. Brown".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"Meeting In Aid of the Family of John Brown" (Includes: "Speech of Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson").-"Lydia Maria Child's Reply to Gov. Wise".-"Poetry ... John Brown of Osawatomie" (by G. D. Whitmore); "John Brown's Invasion. How Old John Brown Took Harper's Ferry. A Ballad of the Times".7. Vol. 29, No. 48 / Whole number 1509: December 2, 1859. One light stain to the bottom corner, about near fine. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), and half of the second page (3 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Instruments of Demagogues -- Their Destiny"; "The John Brown Meeting"; "Abolition Sympathy with the Execution of Brown"; "A Warning from Accomack"; "John Brown a Ferocious and Bloody Savage!"; "Brown and Cook"; "A Wide Difference".-"Selections. Striking at Higher and Wickeder Game"; "A Serious Matter"; "The Harper's Ferry Tragedy"; "The Warning to Secretary Floyd"; "The Difference"; "John Brown, In Prison, To His Old Schoolmaster".-"The Trial of John Brown".-"John Brown as a Hero".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown"; "The Day and the Deed".Also included is a "Letter from Theodore Parker"; a letter from Lucy N. Colman; an advertisement for "The Life of Capt. John Brown, The Liberator of Kansas, and the Hero of Harper's Ferry. By James Redpath"; and a poem "Dedicated to John Brown".8. Vol. 29, No. 49 / Whole number 1510: December 9, 1859. Light scattered foxing, a modest stain to the bottom corner, very good. Contains reports and articles on most of the front page (5 columns), near-entire second page (5 1/2 columns), most of the third page (4 columns), and part of the last page (about 2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The New York Pulpit on the Harper's Ferry Invasion"; "Clerical Admirers of Old Brown, the Murderer"; "The Affidavits".-"Selections. 'Osawatomie Brown'"; "Response to 'The Cry of Violence'"; "John Brown"; "The Harper's Ferry Rising"; "The 'Irrepressible' Panic in Virgina".-"Great Meeting in Boston on the day of the Execution of Captain John Brown".-"The Tragedy in Virginia. Arrival of Mrs. Brown".-"Poetry ... "Old John Brown"; "The Virginia Scaffold": "The Execution of John Brown"; "Dirge"; "John Brown's Final Victory"

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        The Prairie Fruit Culturist:

      Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co., , 1859. or what to plant and how to cultivate in the West, a reliable treatise on fruits. Third thousand. Duodecimo, pp. vii, [9]-96. Original illustrated wrappers. Wrappers a little dusty, moderate wear, a very good copy. A rare, thoroughly regional Midwestern guide to tree and bush fruits, including chapters on grapes, acknowledging a debt to Nicholas Longworth, and three pages on wine production, noting "In a country where wine is plenty and cheap, drunkenness is seldom known. A vinland is marked by sobriety and cheerfulness". Chase (1819–1870) went on to become Florida's first Superintendent of Education, and authored a book on housing and school building in the South. OCLC locates six copies only, all in the US.

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        Kitab al-Abrkassis.

      Shuwair, Lebanon 1859 - 6 of 8 pp, introduction lacking the first two pages, 404 pp., Arabic lithographic text within borders, headings printed in red, text complete, contemporary embossed full calf, cover rubbed at edges, raised spine, hand writing inscriptions on end papers, printed at Dayr Mar Yuhanna al-Sayigh, Shuweir, 1859. The Gospel according to Saint Luke is the third of the four canonical Gospels. It tells of the origins, ministry, atonement, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. This work was produced for the use of Arabic speaking members of the Greek Catholic (Melchite) Church, this Evangelion comprises Saint Luke&#146;s Gospel arranged for reading throughout the liturgical year. &#145;In 1733 in al-Shuwayr, a town in the Lebanese mountains, a printing press was set up &#150; with the support of the Jesuits &#150; in the Greek Catholic monastery of Saint John the Baptist, which was the real "pilot workshop" of indigenous Arab typography. This was the main workplace of . Abdallah az-Zahir (died 1748), a Syrian Catholic who had left Aleppo because of differences with Atanasiyus ad-Dabbas and the Byzantine Orthodox Church and found refuge, together with other brothers of the faith, in as-Shuwayr. The typographic style of the monastic printing press bears the unmistakable hallmark of az-Zahir. Instructed in the goldsmith&#146;s art by his father, he later taught himself additional arts such as engraving, painting and woodcarving. Using these skills he drafted elements of book design, often evidently inspired by European originals. But az-Zahir&#146;s indisputably greatest contribution was that he supplied the Shuwayr workshop with his own Arabic types and thereby gave the monastery its really valuable asset&#146; (Dagmar Glass and Geoffrey Roper, &#145;The printing of Arabic books in the Arab world&#146; in Middle Eastern languages and the print revolution, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, 2002, pp. 179-180). Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Botany Bay.

      - London, William Tegg 1859. Octavo publisher's orange cloth printed in black (rather grubby and faded, spine shabby but solid). Definitely second hand and still most acceptable. With John Lane Mullins' gift bookplate to St Sophia's Library. The cover is dated 1860 as is Mitchell's copy. First edition of Lang's maybe most reprinted and best regarded book. "Thinly veiled" is the usual description for fiction that might be an insult to some readers so Lang's preface begs the pardon of his Australian audience for words unrelated to this book that saw him unpopular before his departure and assures us that he does not intend to be "sarcastic or insulting" in this book. An old clipping claims that the same folk who bought up every copy they could of Mudie's Felonry of New South Wales and destroyed unacceptable pages did the same with this, making complete copies rare. As the first story isn't really true there's no reason to believe the second. I can't find any record of mutilated copies of this but I can't find many copies at all. Trove finds four locations and Worldcat adds the four standard libraries of Britain.

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        The Gardeners Assistant: Practical and Scientific : a Guide to the Formation and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden

      Blackie, 1859. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; a fair reading copy; 1859 half-bound leather, gilt spine, marbled page edges - recent repair to spine and hinges hence a firm copy, colour frontis and plates. HEAVY BOOK(S) 1.76kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Eight Consecutive Issues of The Liberator: Reporting on John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry, his Trial, and Execution (October -- December, 1859)

      Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 21 Cornhill / J. B. Yerrington & Son, Printers, 1859. Very Good. Edited by William Lloyd Garrison. Eight complete consecutive issues (Vol. 29, Nos. 42-49: October 21, 1859 -- December 9, 1859). Large folios, measuring 18" x 25". 4pp. Published weekly every Friday morning, edited by William Lloyd Garrison. Very light horizontal and vertical center folds, two issues with a subscriber's name in ink, a few issues have modest scattered stains and short tears, most issues are very good or near fine. All are complete as issued and untrimmed. A rare survival of eight key issues of The Liberator, the country's most important abolitionist newspaper. The collection features the paper's numerous and extensive articles and reports on John Brown's raid, trial, and execution; together with various assessments both of John Brown's life and the significance and effect of the raid, both for good or ill, on the abolitionist movement. Beginning on the third page of the first issue published after the raid (on October 21st), which printed 2 1/2 columns on the raid, the seven succeeding issues devoted the entire (6 columns) or near-entire front page and most or much of the succeeding two pages to the story. Several poems inspired by Brown and other related incidental material was printed on the paper's last page. Founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp in 1831, The Liberator also served as a forum for leading women's rights activists and other progressives. For example, this eight-issue run features several "Letters" by Lydia Maria Child, including her celebrated correspondence with John Brown and Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise; one long "Letter" from Caroline F. Putnam (founder of Holley School for freed slaves); and various "Letters" by the prominent Transcendentalist and reforming Unitarian minister Theodore Parker, which include his observations on Brown. Also included is a long extract from Ralph Waldo Emerson's recent lecture on "Courage."An historically important and exceptionally well-preserved eight-issue run. All eight issues were likely stored flat, retaining only the two light center creases from the original folds. A detailed list of each issue's coverage of John Brown's raid and aftermath follows:1. Vol. 29, No. 42 / Whole number 1503: October 21, 1859. Near fine. Contains the first published reports from Baltimore, Washington, and Harper's Ferry (Oct. 17, 18, and 19):-"Attempted Insurrection in [Vi]rginia". (The headline has two pulled sorts, i.e., lacking the 'V' and 'I'). Printed in 2 1/2 columns on the third page. This issue also includes a "Letter" from Caroline F. Putnam (founder of Holley School for freed slaves), a "Letter" from Theodore Parker, and an announcement and program for Caroline Healey Dall's upcoming series of lectures at Mercantile Hall: "Woman's Right To Labor".2. Vol. 29, No. 43 / Whole number 1504: October 28, 1859. Near fine. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), most of the next page (5 columns), and about 1 1/2 columns on the third page; under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. Who is Responsible? / No wonder that some of the leading organs of Republicanism writhe under the disclosures at Harper's Ferry ..."; "A Lesson for the People"; "The Plea of Insanity Examined"; "The Republican Party"; Partisan Meanness"; "Backing Out".-"Selections ... Reminiscences of the Insurrectionists" (Includes an article on John Brown by James Redpath).-"The Harper's Ferry Outbreak".-"The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry" (by William Lloyd Garrison).-"John Brown, and His Movement".-"Further Particulars of the Attempted Insurrection in Virginia".-"Trial of Brown".This issue also includes: "Letter From Lydia Maria Child ... addressed to a meeting of the Friends of Human Progress" / Wayland, August 26, 1859" and a letter by Theodore Parker: "Tendered Resignation of Rev. Theodore Parker".3. Vol. 29, No. 44 / Whole number 1505: November 4, 1859. With subscriber's name in ink: "Jas. A. Fuller", near fine.Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), half of the next page (3 columns), and the near-entire third page (6 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Harper's Ferry Insurrection".-"Wendell Phillips and Old Brown. A Proposition for Mr. Phillips to Consider".-"Selections. The Harper's Ferry Insurrection. Governor Wise's Speech".-"Notes on the Insurrection. Harper's Ferry as a Success".-"Decidedly 'Chivalric'"; "Scenes at Harper's Ferry"; "Old Brown"; "The Lesson of the Day"; "Senator Wilson on the Harper's Ferry Outbreak"; "Explanatory Statement of Mr. Giddens".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"The Harper's Ferry Tragedy. Conclusion of First Day's Proceedings".-"Arrest of Capt. John E. Cook".-"Sentence of Brown. His Address to the Court".4. Vol. 29, No. 45 / Whole number 1506: November 11, 1859. With subscriber's name in ink: "J. Elias", a few scattered stains and short tears, very good. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), most of the next page (5 1/2 columns), about half of third page (3 1/2 columns), and part of the last page (over 1 column); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Fate of Brown".-"Gerrit Smith"; "Old John Brown"; "Bad News for the Abolitionists"; "Who's to Blame?"; "Wendell Phillips at Brooklyn".-"Selections. Treatment of the Drad [sic] and the Prisoners"; "Capt. John Brown's Monomania"; "Letter from Frederick Douglass".-"Lecture of Wendell Phillips -- The Lesson of the Hour".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown"; "Who Are Responsible?"-"Harper's Ferry Insurrection".-"Letters of L. Maria Child to Gov. Wise and Capt. Brown" / "Governor Wise's Reply".-"Letter from a Quaker Lady to John Brown" / "John Brown's Reply".-"The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry" (by "Justitia").Also included is a letter by suffragist Sarah E. Wall.5. Vol. 29, No. 46 / Whole number 1507: November 18, 1859. A few scattered light stains, very good or better. Contains reports and articles on most of the front page (5 columns), most of the second page (4 columns), about half of the third page (3 1/2 columns), and about a third of the last page (2 1/2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. From the Boston Post. Co-operation of the Black and 'Brown' Republicans".-"Osawatomie Brown to be Hung Certainly".-"Rev. Dr. Cheever on the Harper's Ferry Tragedy".-"Who Taught John Brown?".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"Mrs. Child and John Brown" (Includes John Brown's reply to Child).-"Letter from Dr. S.G. Howe" (followed by additional reports on "Gerrit Smith's Insanity").-"The Sentence of the Harper's Ferry Prisoners"-"Harper's Ferry and It's Lesson" (by Edwin M. Wheelock).Also included in this issue: "Emerson on Courage. Extract from a lecture of Ralph Waldo Emerson at the Tremont Temple, Boston, Tuesday evening ..." (about 1 1/2 columns); and "Sharp's Rifles Only for White Men. From a sermon by Henry Ward Beecher" (about 2 columns).6. Vol. 29, No. 47 / Whole number 1508: November 25, 1859. A few scattered light stains and short tears, very good. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), near-entire second page (5 1/2 columns), most of the third page (4 columns), and part of the last page (about 2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Guilty Parties"; "The Insurrection"; "No Mercy for John Brown"; "Satanic Orthodoxy on John Brown"; "The Harper's Ferry Insurrectionists".-"Selections ... John Brown's Colorado Refugees in Canada"; "John Brown's Early History -- Almost a D. D."; "Brown's Conversation with Gov. Wise"; "Capt. John Brown"; "An Irreverent Judge on Trial"; "Captain John Brown".-"The Expulsion of Mr. Hoyt from Charlestown".-"Interview with Mrs. Brown".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown".-"Meeting In Aid of the Family of John Brown" (Includes: "Speech of Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson").-"Lydia Maria Child's Reply to Gov. Wise".-"Poetry ... John Brown of Osawatomie" (by G. D. Whitmore); "John Brown's Invasion. How Old John Brown Took Harper's Ferry. A Ballad of the Times".7. Vol. 29, No. 48 / Whole number 1509: December 2, 1859. One light stain to the bottom corner, about near fine. Contains reports and articles on the entire front page (6 columns), and half of the second page (3 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The Instruments of Demagogues -- Their Destiny"; "The John Brown Meeting"; "Abolition Sympathy with the Execution of Brown"; "A Warning from Accomack"; "John Brown a Ferocious and Bloody Savage!"; "Brown and Cook"; "A Wide Difference".-"Selections. Striking at Higher and Wickeder Game"; "A Serious Matter"; "The Harper's Ferry Tragedy"; "The Warning to Secretary Floyd"; "The Difference"; "John Brown, In Prison, To His Old Schoolmaster".-"The Trial of John Brown".-"John Brown as a Hero".-"Execution of Capt. John Brown"; "The Day and the Deed".Also included is a "Letter from Theodore Parker"; a letter from Lucy N. Colman; an advertisement for "The Life of Capt. John Brown, The Liberator of Kansas, and the Hero of Harper's Ferry. By James Redpath"; and a poem "Dedicated to John Brown".8. Vol. 29, No. 49 / Whole number 1510: December 9, 1859. Light scattered foxing, a modest stain to the bottom corner, very good. Contains reports and articles on most of the front page (5 columns), near-entire second page (5 1/2 columns), most of the third page (4 columns), and part of the last page (about 2 columns); under the following headlines:-"Refuge of Oppression. The New York Pulpit on the Harper's Ferry Invasion"; "Clerical Admirers of Old Brown, the Murderer"; "The Affidavits".-"Selections. 'Osawatomie Brown'"; "Response to 'The Cry of Violence'"; "John Brown"; "The Harper's Ferry Rising"; "The 'Irrepressible' Panic in Virgina".-"Great Meeting in Boston on the day of the Execution of Captain John Brown".-"The Tragedy in Virginia. Arrival of Mrs. Brown".-"Poetry ... "Old John Brown"; "The Virginia Scaffold": "The Execution of John Brown"; "Dirge"; "John Brown's Final Victory"

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        Polytechnisches Journal. Band 151, 171, 173, 174, 177, 179, 180, 181, 183, 185, 187, 189, 190, 193, 194, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202. 21 Bände. Inhalt: siehe Einzelbände.

      Cotta. 1859 - 1871, Augsburg. - 21 Bände. je Band: 8° ca. 500 - 600 S. mit 7 -12 gestochenen Kupfer Tafeln ( Kupferstiche ), teils ausklappbar. Ohlwd mit Rückenschild, schlichter Bibliothekseinband der Zeit, aussen mit Gebrauchsspuren. Text und Tafeln meist sauber und in gutem Zustand. Inhalt: siehe Einzelbände. 13, einzeln je 30 EUR Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GREAT BRITAIN; FRANCE; NETHERLANDS; RUSSIA]

      [N.p., 1859. Five volumes. In Japanese. Original stiff wrappers, stitched, paper label on front covers. Light soiling. Minor worming to three volumes. Very good. A complete five-volume set, printed in woodblock, of the Ansei treaties, the first Japanese treaties of Amity and Commerce and Trade Taxes with Japan's five principal overseas powers. The treaties were formal trade agreements and tariffs concluded between July 29 and October 9, 1858, after long and involved negotiations with the various contingents from Europe and America. Such sets were distributed internally in Japan to port and trade officials. The first of these five treaties, also called the Harris Treaty, was signed between Japan and the United States, with the other four countries following suit over the next three months. Japan was obliged to apply the conditions in the American treaty to the other four powers under the "most favored nation" provision, but did not extend the privilege to the Japanese. The treaties also contained provisions for extraterritoriality and denied the Japanese to set their own tariff rates. For these reasons, the Ansei treaties, and others signed between western countries and China & Japan in the 19th century, have come to be known as "unequal treaties." Michael R. Auslin, in his study of the unequal treaties, NEGOTIATING WITH IMPERIALISM: THE UNEQUAL TREATIES AND THE CULTURE OF JAPANESE DIPLOMACY, contextualizes the inherent troubles the treaties caused between Japan and the West: "Although idealized by Japan and Western nations alike as inviolate, the 1858 Ansei treaties were far from being sacrosanct legal documents; rather, they proved to be a field of battle between the signatories. Over the years, a distinct Japanese diplomatic approach emerged: the desire to preserve the bafuku's traditional diplomatic culture meant that the treaties were considered fluid documents subordinate to the actual relationship; for Western powers, however, the treaties were prior to relations, creating and guiding them. Treaty relations as a whole, therefore encompassed both contestation and accommodation. Though the Japanese held goals often antithetical to the Westerners, they dared not violate the treaties directly. Both the Tokugawa government and its successor Meiji regime thus worked to maintain the dialogue of treaty relations. The Japanese reacted in this way because they realized that they had entered a relationship unlike any they had encountered before." It was Commodore Perry's actions in 1853-54 that brought about the opening up of Japan and allowed a form of gunboat diplomacy to be played out in the aftermath of Perry's mission. Throughout the early 19th century, Russia, Great Britain, and France had tried to set up a trade deal with Japan, only to be shut out. The Dutch had sole trading rights with Japan established for 200 years through Nagasaki, but the increased trade with China from the late 18th century encouraged other European powers to push into the Japanese domain. Perry's bold move to sail into Edo Bay with letters from the president to the emperor forced the Japanese to face the issues of commerce in an inwardly-looking country. In effect Perry broke down the door, but every nation got a similar deal and Yokohama was set up as an international trading post for foreigners. This increase in western commerce in effect brought down the old order of the rule by the late Tokugawa Shogunate, based on the samurai clans. They were removed from power in 1868, and the Meiji Emperor was restored as head of state, bringing with him a complete change of policy towards the West, and a rapid urbanization and industrialization that moved Japan, at great speed, toward becoming the greatest power in late 19th-century Asia, and set in motion the military events of the 20th century. A rare set of important treaties, the first to open Japan to international trade and commerce. Michael R. Auslin, NEGOTIATING WITH IMPERIALISM: THE UNEQUAL TREATIES AND THE CULTURE OF JAPANESE DIPLOMACY (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004), p.17.

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