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        Aplodontia Leporina (The Sewellel) [Plate 123]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1847 - Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.5" x 27.25" From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Overall wear and tears and chips to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Operation performed during Insensibility, produced by the Inhalation of Sulphuric Ether (Communicated by Francis Boott, M.D.). To the Editior of The Lancet (pp.5-8, 16-17).

      Lancet, 1847/1. - London, George Churchill, 1847, 4, 702 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, and the first publication on this side of the Atlantic, of the first account of ether anaesthesia. See G&M 5651, the appearance of this paper in the Boston Medical & Surgical Journal some six weeks previously. This was thus the first account published in Europe of an operation performed with the aid of ether anaesthesia. "The original title "Insensibility during surgical operations produced by inhalation" as given in the Boston. Med. & Surg. J. was not given. Jacob Bigelow, the father of H.J. Bigelow, wrote on 28 November to Francis Boott of London telling him of Morton's discovery and enclosing the text of his son's communication as it had appeared in the Boston Daily Advertiser. Boott forwarded Jacob Bigelow's letter and H. J. Bigelow's paper to The Lancet which published them both in their number for 2 January 1847. Appended to the reprint was a letter from Robert Liston to Dr. Boott dated 21 December 1846 saying that on that day he had successfully used ether during an amputation at the knee, thus recording the first operation under ether anaesthesia in Europe. Liston had learned of Bigelow's letter to Boott on Saturday, the 19th, and carried out his first operation on Monday, the 21st!" (Fulton & Stanton). The first reference to ether in the British press is a short paragraph in the London Medical Gazette for 18 December 1846, and the second is in The Lancet for 26 December. The two are evidently based on the same source, and are statements only (reprinted by Fulton & Stanton), rather than full accounts.In The Lancet for 9 January 1847, further correspondence (pp. 49-51) on Bigelow's patent is included, and in the issue for 16 January "a long and well written editorial appears excoriating both Jackson and Morton for attempting the patent" and pp. 77-80 give accounts of operations under anaesthesia, including an illustration of "Mr. Hooper's Ether Inhalator, constructed according to Dr. Boott and Mr. Robinson's Instructions". John F. Fulton & Madeline E. Stanton, The Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, pp.36-39Following other Milestones of Anesthesia we find in this rare volume:Plomley, Francis: Operations upon on the Eye (8pp.134-135)."John Snow and AE. Guedel are known for assigning stages to anesthesia the following article, by Francis Plomley, is an earlier description of these levels. The pretending on the part of the physicians that the already completed operation had not yet been undertaken typified the wonder that was associated with the newness of the invention conservations like that described in the second paragraph are to be found in many early articles. Plomley's definition of the third stage is accurate. It is now felt, however, that in the second stage "three exists," as he says, "a perfect consciousness of everything said or done." His remarks in the final paragraph relating in this article to the site of action of the ether is interesting" Cole, Milestone of Anesthesia, Nr. 7 Wells, Horace: Fatal Operation under the Influence of Ether (pp.340-342)."The world owes much to Horace Wells (185-1848). He conceived the idea of surgical anesthesia, experimented on himselfe and others, and demonstrated anesthesia publicly for all to see. He succeeded in the sense that the failure of his demonstration was the failure of his audience to appreciate the earth-shaking nature of what they were being shown, and in the sense that the final success was an immediate and direct result if his work. He published fefenses in the United States, England, and France.." Cole, Milestone of Anesthesia, Nr. 8 Snow, John: Apparatus for Inhaling the Vapour of Ether (pp.120-121, 1 Abb.) Observations of the Vapour of Ether, and its Application to Prevent Pain in Surgical Operations (pp.227-228) Ether Inhalation (pp.388-389) A Lecture on the Inhalation of Vapour of Ether in Surgical Operations, delivered at the United Service Institution, and addressed to the Medical Members of the Institution, on May 12th, 1847 (pp.551-554).".. this is the earliest article on the subject in his own words that I have been able to find" Cole, Milestone of Anesthesia, Nr. 11In the index of this valuable volume we find following entries relating ether: Ether-vapour and surgery, 392 and oxygen, 395, 422 Ether, insensibility caused by the inhalation of, prior to the performance of surgical operations, Dr. Boott's notes on, 5, 8, 49 Dr. H. ] J. Bigelow's paper on, 6 Mr. Liston's note on, 8 Mr. Dorr's note, announcing the process being patented, 8 editorial remarks on, 2 16, 74 opinion of counsel against the patent, 49 Mr. Clendon on the inhalation of, prior to operating, 50 Mr. Squire's apparatus for, 73 Mr. Hooper's, 77 operations under the influence of, 54, 77, 104, 132, 158, '. 184, 210, 237, 342, 367, 499, 549, 639 Mr. Lansdown's operation, 79 Dr. Fairbrother on, 79 Mr. Edwards' operation, 79 Dr. Brett's operations on the eye, 80 Mr. Clen-don's, on the teeth, 80 Mr. Dorr on the patent for the letheon, 80 Dr. Chowne on the inhalation of, 99 Mr. Parker's operations for strabismus, 106 Mr. Tracy's on the teeth, 106 Dr. J. C. Hall's removal of a tumour, 107, 134 Dr. Snow's apparatus, 120 Dr. Flomley on operations on the eye, after the inhalation of, 134 Dr. Ranking on, in tetanus, 135 Mr. Wintle on, 162 Dr. Allan on the prevention of coughing while inhaling, 163 Mr. Dudley on the alleged discovery of the influence of, in 1824, 163 Mr. Lee on the same forty years ago, 164 Mr. Robinson on the inhalation of, 168, 284 experience of the French, physicians relative to, 176 observations on, 187 action of, confined to the cerebral system, 214 experiments on, 216 effects of, 227 Dr. Snow on, 227 Mr. Higginson's apparatus, 239 Baron P. Dubois on, in midwifery, 246 experiments on, by the Society of German Physicians in Paris, 259 Messrs. Goddard, Smith, Tarrant, Dickenson, Leslie, and Wraith, on, 264, 265 Dr. Collyer's claims to the invention of, 265 proposal for a public thanksgiving for, 265 Mr. Wells' claims to the discovery of letters from Dr. Bennet, Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Wells, and Dr. Marcy, 265, 471 Mr. Ray on the inhalation of, 267 Dr. Wright's cases illustrative of, 280 Mr. Dorr on the original discoverer of the inhalation of, 289 Dr. Willis on the inhalation of, in asthma and hooping-cough, 315 Dr. Tyler Smith on, in obstetric practice, 321 Mr. Semple on the inhalation of, in rheumatic neuralgia of the head and face, 332 fatal operation under the influence of, 340 Dr. Edwards' operations under the influence of, 343 effects of, 345 Dr. Gardner on, 349, 431 Dr. Marshall Hall on the influence of, on the nervous system, 368, 395 Dr. Radford on the inhalation of, in labour, 384 as a remedy in spasmodic disease, 388 Dr. Snow on ether inhalation, 388 : Mr. Wakley's, jun., circular note respecting, 392 Messrs. Henderson and Cherry's experiments with, on the horse, 396, 604 Dr. R. Chambers on the inhalation of, 405 physiological effects of, 411 effects of, on a pregnant female, 411 practical application of, to medical jurisprudence, 411 in midwifery, 411, 538 Dr. C. Ii. Hall on the effects of the inhalation of, in reference to mesmerism, 434 injection of, into the arteries, 443 used in reducing dislocation of the shoulder, 444 Mr. Lansdown on, in midwifery, 446 Dr. P. Smith on, 452 Dr. Pring on the direct action of, on the blood, 457 Dr. Brady's case of tetanus, treated by the inhalation of, 516 Mr. Broughton's case of tetanus, treated by, 517 misuse of, in midwifery, 521 Dr. Heame on the vapour of, and the fatal case of Mrs. Parkinson, 533 Dr. Dauriol's substitute for, 540 Mr. Dorr on the discovery of the application of, to surgical operations, 547 Dr. Snow on the inhalation of, in surgical operations, 552 Mr. Hewett on the inhalation of, 561 morphia versus, 578 Mr.Lansdown on the inhalation of, in natural labour, 584 M. Ducros on the effects of electricity in overcoming the stupor produced by the inhalation of, 503 Messrs. Holmes Coote and T. Taylor's experiments on the effects of inhalation of, on the lower vertebrate animals, 644 inhalation of, in laryngismus stridulus, 652 Etherization, 398 fatal, 370 and asphyxia, 355 Mr. Robinson on resuscitating patients after, 371Further we find following entries about Inhalation: Inhalation, patent for, 163 of ether, prior to the performance of surgical operations, Dr. Boott's notes on, 5, 8, 49 Dr. H. J. Bigelow on, 6 Mr. Liston on, 8 Mr. Dorr's note respecting the patenting of the process of, 8, 80 editorial remarks on,16,74opinion of counsel against the patent, 49 Mr. Clendon on, prior to operating, 50 Mr. Squire's apparatus for, 73 Mr. Hooper's, 77 operations under the influence of, 54, 77, 104, 132, 158, 184, 210, 237, 342, 367, 499, 549, 639 Mr. Lansdown's operation, 79 Dr. Fairbrother on, 79Mr. Edwards' operation, 79 Dr. Brett's operations on the eye, 80 Mr. Clendon's, on the teeth, 80 Dr. Chowne on the, 99 Mr. Parker's operations for strabismus, 106 Mr. Tracy's, on the teeth, 106 Dr. J. C. Hall's removal of a tumour, 107,134 Dr. Snow's apparatus, 120 Dr. Plomley on operations on the eye after, 134 Dr. Ranking on, in tetanus, 135 Mr.Wintle on, 162 Dr. Allan on the prevention of coughing during, 163 Mr. Dudley on the alleged discovery of, in 1824, 163 Mr. Lee on the same forty years ago, 164 Mr. Robinson on, 168, 284 experience of the French physicians relative to, 176 observations on, 187action of, confined to the cerebral system, 214 experiments on, 216 effects of, 227 Dr. Snow on, 227 Mr. Higginson's ether inhaler, 239 Baron P. Dubois on, in midwifery, 246 experiments on, by the Society of German PhysiciansatParis,259Messrs. Goddard, Smith,Tarrant,Dickenson,Leslie,and "Wraith, on, 264, 265 Dr. Collyer's claims to the invention of, 265 proposal for a public thanksgiving for, 265 Mr. Wells' claim3 to the discovery of letters from Dr. Bennet, Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Wells, and Dr. Marcy, 265, 471 Mr. Pay on, 261 Dr. Wright's cases illustrative of, 280 Mr. Dorr on the original discoverer of, 289 Dr. Willis on, in asthma and hooping-cough, 315 Dr. Tyler Smith on, in obstetric practice, 321 Mr. Semple on, in rheumatic neuralgia of the head and face, 332 fatal operation under the influence of, 340 Dr. Edwards' operations under the influence of, 343 effects of, 345 Dr. Gardner on, 349, 431 Dr. Marshall Hall on the influence of, on the nervous system, 368, 395 Dr. Radford on, in labour, 384 in spasmodic diseases, 388 Dr. Snow on, 38S Mr. Wakley's, jun., circular note respecting,392Messrs.Hendersonand Cherry's experiments with, on the horse, 396, 604 Dr. R. Chambers on, 405 physiological effects of, 411 effects of, on a pregnant female, 411 practical application of, to medical jurisprudence, 411 in midwifery, 411, 538 Dr. C. R. Hall on the effects of, in reference to mesmerism, 434 used in reducing dislocation of the shoulder, 444 Mr. Lansdown on, in midwifery, 446 Dr. P. Smith on, 452 Dr. Brady's case of tetanus treated by, 516 Mr. Broughton's case, 617 Dr. Hearne on, 532 Dr. Dauriol's substitute for, 540 Mr. Dorr on the discovery of the application of, to surgical operations, 547 Dr. Snow on, 552 Mr. Hewett on, 561 morphia versus, 578 Mr. Lansdown on, in natural labour, 584 M. Ducros on the effects of electricity in overcoming the stupor produced by, 593 Messrs. Holmes Coote and T. Taylor's experiments on the effects of, on the lower vertebrate animals, 644 in laryngismus stridulus, 652

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        Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects

      Contained in:: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214. 1847. paperback. 3. 8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re- backed. Booklabel of Haskell F. Norman; bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Good. RARE. . Early Anaesthesia: The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelow's paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. “The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved [however] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform.” [Keys]. References: Keys, pp. 36-37; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191.

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        Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry. with Extracts Form Her Journals and Letters. Edited By Two of Her Daughters. In Two Volumes.

      Charles Gilpin, London 1847 - Pp. xii+496 [last blank]+viii+524. Frontispiece to each volume. Bound in modern half calf, spines decorated in gilt between raised bands, with contrasting gilt lettered red & green title and volume labels. Marbled paper boards, marbled edges, new endpapers. Some light foxing . Size: 8vo - 22x14.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Physiology of Digestion, with Experiments on the Gastric Juice.; Corrected by Samuel Beaumont

      Burlington: Chauncey Goodrich, 1847. 8vo. 304 pp. Original embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. "Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half-breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont as the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His work on the subject was the most important before Pavlov" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 989). The first edition was published in Plattsburgh, NY in 1833 titled 'Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion'. It remains the most important book published in that city. See for the first edition Dibner, Heralds of Science 130; Norman 152; Wellcome II, 123; Waller 805. Cordasco 60-0067. Wear at extremities; browning and foxing, bookplate, owner's name on title / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D.

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        1847 F. A. Pouchet THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE / SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE - 2 VOLUMES including the ATLAS with 20 HAND COLORED PLATES

      THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE de la FÉCONDATION des MAMMIFÈRES et de L'ESPÈCE HUMAINE, Basée sur L'Observation de Toute la Série Animale. Par F. A. POUCHET (Félix Archimède Pouchet). (English Translation: PROVEN THEORY of SPONTANEOUS OVULATION and FERTILIZATION of MAMMALS and the HUMAN SPECIES, Based on the Observation of the entire Animal Series. By F. A. POUCHET.) Published by Chez J.-B. Bailliere, Libraire de L'Académie Royale de Medecine, PARIS, 1847. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Two Volumes: The TEXT VOLUME plus the Especially Rare ATLAS VOLUME that contains 20 HAND COLORED PLATES. TEXT VOLUME: Original printed wrappers, 5.5x9 inches (14x22.5 cm), 8vo. Pagination: xxxi, [1], 476, [1] fold open table, [3], 28 irregularly numbered Publisher's advertisement pages. ATLAS VOLUME: Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards and cloth covered spine, large format 9x12 inches (23x30cm). Contains TWENTY HAND COLORED PLATES, one folding, all with tissue guards. CONDITION: Text Volume GOOD Condition: Some wear and soiling to wrappers including several inches of splitting at the spine folds, wear to the spine ends, and edge wear including some small chips. Internally, the front and rear endpapers are mostly glued to the inside front and rear covers; there is some scattered foxing though most pages are bright and white; many pages are still uncut / unopened. Overall a solid, complete copy with original wrappers. Atlas Volume VERY GOOD Condition: The covers spine has been neatly rebacked with cloth; the covers have some soiling, light staining, and edge wear, but remain solid and are doing their job well; there are two rubber ink stamps on the title page "Property of the N. York Hospital" and "Triplicate"; there are creases and a few tears to some of the tissue guards; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The plates are all lovely. (Note: The New York Hospital, whose rubber ink stamp is on the title page of the Atlas volume, was founded in 1771 with a charter from King George III. It is the second oldest hospital in New York City, and the third oldest in the United States.) This Two Volume 1847 First Edition Set with the ORIGINAL ATLAS with its 20 HAND COLORED PLATES is SCARCE. About FÉLIX-ARCHIMÈDE POUCHET (from Wikipedia): ******Félix Archimède Pouchet (b. 1800 d. 1872) was a French naturalist and a LEADING PROPONENT of the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION of LIFE from NON LIVING MATERIALS, and as such an opponent of Louis Pasteur's germ theory. From 1828 he was director of the Rouen Jardin des Plantes. In 1838 he became professor at the School of Medicine at Rouen. In 1847, Pouchet effectively launched the study of the physiology of cytology. His major scientific work Hétérogénie was published in 1859. He also wrote a layperson's encyclopedia The Universe, published in 1870, which gives an overview of the sciences, but in which Pouchet ridicules Louis Pasteur's theories. Pouchet was 60 years old while Louis Pasteur was 37 years old when the heart of the debate about spontaneous generation began. Their opinions on generation originated from two competing theories. Pouchet believed in HETEROGENESIS, which assumed that NEW LIVING ORGANISMS CAME FROM INANIMATE OBJECTS, SUCH AS AIR. The parents of these new organisms were not the same species as the new organism. Pasteur supported the germ theory that said microorganisms arose from germs and those microorganisms came from parents of the same species. He supported the idea that germs were mostly everywhere, including things like air and those germs explained the appearance of microorganisms on different inanimate things.****** You can read much more about Félix-Archimède Pouchet on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet. I believe this is the perfect time to bring the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE theory back to life, given our ruling government no longer believes in real science. Good .

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, 28. VI. 1847. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Die Lebenden bewegen sich / Und wissen sich Eingang zu schaffen, / Die Todten werden balsamirt / Als Mumien in Autographen". - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und einem Einriß am oberen Rand. Vgl. F. Grillparzer, Sämtliche Werke I (München 1960-65), S. 526 ("Helene Sueß ins Stammbuch": Wien, 22. X. 1854).

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        Essai sur l'Histoire des Arabes.

      1847 - First edition. With 15 folding genealogical tables. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf with mottled paper-covered boards, red morocco labels with gilt lettering to spines; upper joint of vol. 2 splitting at head, very good otherwise. Mild, scattered foxing throughout (especially to first and last pages of each volume). xii, 424; 702; [iv], 603, [1]blank pp. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, A nice copy of Perceval's early history of the Arab tribes. The first two volumes describe the period from the end of Jahiliyyah to the Hegira of 622 (Julian calendar). The third volume then accounts for the period after the Hegira through to the early Muslim conquests. A remarkable achievement for the time, the Essai. was celebrated as ?a trustworthy guide through a tangled mass of tradition? (Encyclopaedia Brittanica 11th ed., 1911.V, 558.). Later scholarship reflects that Perceval, eager to form a fluid history, too readily mixed fact and fiction in his weaving together of 7th and 8th century Arabic sources. One 20th century reviewer states that his approach did not necessarily lead to an accurate historical account, but rather ?the retrospective self view of seventh and eighth-century Arabs? (p.75. International Journal of Middle East Studies. Volume 3, Issue 1. January, 1972). Provenance: The Library of the Ducs de Luynes from the Château of Dampierre. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carmina Burana. Lateinische und deutsche Lieder und Gedichte einer Handschrift des XIII. Jahrhunderts aus Benedictbeuern auf der K. Bibliothek zu München. ; with Musik auf Schloss Kirchheim 1972 harmonia mundi Konzerte SIGNED BY CARL ORFF

      Stuttgart, gedrukt auf Kosten des Literarischen Vereins [gedrukt bei K. Fr. Hering & Comp.], 1847 - [1st edition] ; xiv, 275 pages illustrations 22 cm. ; 8°; 1/2 red leather with beige and black Jugenstil patterned papers ; 4 raised gold bands and gold lettering ; mauve endpapers ; Bibliothek des Litterarischen Vereins in Stuttgart. [Bd.] 16 [1 ; LCCN: 02-9109 ; OCLC: 5014920 ; LC: PT1101; Dewey: 830.6 ; "Tabula carminum etc. initia ordine alphabetico exhibens": pages [263]-275. ; This is the first exposition of the famous 12th century manuscript of poems and songs by the goliards, or traveling student minstrels, here published with illustrations from the manuscript; texts in Medieval Latin, Mittelhochdeutsch (medieval German) and in Middle French; This is the edition that inspired Carl Orff in 1934 to write the now world-famous Carmina Burana (part I of his work, Trionfi). Orff relates in "Carl Orff und sein Werk in 8 Bänden" that he purchased his copy from the catalog of an antiquarian dealer in Würzburg. When he opened the book to the first page showing the image of the Goddess Fortune with the Wheel of Fate, he saw the opening text, "O Fortuna, velut luna statu variablis". He relates he was suddenly overwhelmed by words and images that produced the beginnings of his composition: "Obwohl ich mich fürs erste nur in großen Zügen mit dem Inhalt der Gedichtsammlung vertraut machen konnte, stand sofort win neues Werk, ein Bühnenwerk mit Sing- und Tanzchören, nur den Bildern und Texten folgend, in Gedanken vor mir. Noch am selben Tag hatte ich eine Paticell-Skizze vom ersten Chor 'O Fortuna' entworfen. Nach einer schlaflosen Nacht, in der ich mich in der umfangreichen Gedichtsammlung fast verloren hätte, war auch ein zweiter Chor, 'Fortune plango vulnera' enstanden, und am Ostermorgen war ein dritter, Ecce gratum, zu Papier gebracht." ; laid in is a copy, in red illustrated paper wrappers, of the brochure for the concert, "Musik auf Schloss Kirchheim 1972 harmonia mundi Konzerte", SIGNED BY CARL ORFF on the title page of the brochure; the volume of Carmina Burana is an important musical source and Carl Orff collectible ; rare ; FINE; FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles études et expériences sur les Glaciers actuels (Parte I unica mai pubblicata del "Systeme Glaciaire"). Atlas.

      Paris, Masson, 1847. in-folio (mm 485x340), 9 litografie ( I-IX di cui 1 a colori e due a doppia pagina) e 3 litografie a colori di C. Castan (num A-C), brossura editoriale in mezza tela verde, fregi e titolo entro cornice al piatto anteriore, al centro di quello posteriore motto “Alere Flamma” (lievi tracce d'usura e qualche macchia). Le planches sono vedute, spaccati e tavole tecniche interamente dedicate al ghiacciaio dell'Aar. Questo rarissimo Album è il risultato degli studi che Agassiz compì sulle Alpi bernesi, dove costruì una capanna e vi abitò per un po' di tempo per avere la possibilità di compiere delle ricerche sulla conformazione e sui movimenti del ghiaccio. Parte delle sue osservazioni confluirono nel 1840 negli "Etudes sur les glaciers", di cui il presente Album è evidentemente una integrazione. La sua estrema rarità, di gran lunga superiore a quella degli Etudes, è dovuta al fatto che l'autore, mentre l'opera era in fase di pubblicazione, partì definitivamente per gli Stati Uniti e non fece mai più ritorno in Europa. Agassiz quindi non potè più seguirne la stampa, la diffusione e il completamento editoriale (essendo questa una "première partie") rendendo questo Album quasi introvabile. In perfetto stato di conservazione, assai fresco.. Perret 0020..

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        Battle at Ishibashiyama.

      

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        "Discovery of a new anaesthetic agent, more efficient than sulphuric ether".; In: The London Medical Gazette. New Series. Vol. V

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. 8vo. Simpson's paper is on pp. 934-37. Entire volume: [1], 1172 pp. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering-piece. "In an attempt to find an anesthetic less irritating than ether, Simpson discovered the advantages of chloroform. He had previously used ether with great benefit in midwifery, but now substituted chloroform, being the first to do so" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 5657). The paper appeared simultaneously in The Lancet (v. 2, 1847, p. 549). First announcements of surgical operations under general anesthesia appeared in October 1846. Since that announcement, Simpson began to search for substances as good as or better than the American ethyl ether. While rifling through papers on his desk, he found a vial of a colorless liquid sent to him by the German apothecary, Justus von Leibig. It was chloroform, and Simpson and his associates, Keith and Duncan, successfully utilized it. Simpson immediately recommended its use to alleviate pains in childbirth. He presented the results of his experiments with chloroform to the Medico-Chirurgical Sociery in Edinburgh on 10 November 1847; they published his scarce first report. This is his second report on chloroform. On page 906 in the volume is the preliminary announcement: "Discovery of a substitute for ether vapour." "Chloroform's considerable advantages over sulphuric ether, enumerated by Simpson in his paper, caused it to rapidly displace ether as a universal anesthetic. Its use in obstetrics was however denounced from various conservative quarters as immoral and hostile to the laws of religion, labor pains being considered God's punishment for Eve's sins, and Simpson was forced to embark "on a long publishing campaign to convert the opposition. His most famous non-scientific argument was that God Himself had been the first anesthetist when He 'caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam' before bringing forth Eve from his rib. Simpson's efforts were finally established by the medical establishment when Queen Victoria chose to take chloroform for the birth of Prince Leopold in 1853" (Norman 1945, of Simpson's first paper, Edinburgh, 1847). Atkinson & Boulton, eds, History of anaesthesia, pp. 233-235; Heirs of Hippocrates 1764 (for Simpson "Account of a new anaesthetic agent..., NY, 1848); Rutkow, pp. 336-337. Light rubbing; light browning to text, generally very good / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D.

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        Newgate. A romance. FIRST EDITION.

      Printed & published by E. Lloyd. [1847] Illus.; 'Complete' written in ink on titlepage. Rebound in half black morocco ascribing authorship to Prest. A good copy.Ono 501, where it is assigned to Prest. BL only on Copac. In 97 pts with crude woodcuts. Authorship is now assigned to Rymer; chains of attributed works and advertisements lead to the 'Author of Ada ...'. The work is in fact a series of short tales, at which Rymer was adept, gathered together in a framework provided by a first-person narrator finding old manuscripts in a former offal cellar below a butcher's shop in Newgate Street. (Is this a possible echo of The String of Pearls?) The first story 'The Shadow of Death; or, The Coffin Cell' was later expanded and published separately as 'Captain Hawk; or, The Shadow of Death', 1851 (May Boyes; or The Shadow of Death) which can also now be assigned to Rymer rather than E.C. Grey. The preface is dated November 1847 and this copy has the date of publication of each part added in ink from no.1, 7 Feb 1846 - no.76 on 19 June 1847. The last story from no. 85 has a prominent drop-head title 'The Poisoner; or, The perils of matrimony' with a large illustration, and may well have been available separately. A damp-marked plate by George Cruikshank of criminals is bound in at front, and another illustration at end.

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        Nouveau manuel complet des gardes champêtres communaux ou particuliers, gardes forestiers, gardes-pêche, et gardes-chasse, contenant l'analyse ou le texte des lois, ordonnances et arrêts sur leurs attributions, selon la législation nouvelle, et spécialeme

      Paris, librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1847, in-8, 312-90pp, demi-basane rouge moderne, dos à faux nerfs, Couvertures conservées. Quelques pages non-coupées. Rousseurs éparses. Bon état.

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        Das Schaltjahr; welches ist der teutsch Kalender mit den Figuren, und hat 366 Tag. 5 Bände [=kplt.].

      Stuttgart, Scheible 1846-1847. - Diesch 3602 - Graesse VI, 297 - Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 123 ff. - MNE II, 202 - Erste Ausgabe, alles Erschienene. Unter den Illustrationen u. a. eine Hexenprobe, Wallensteins Horoskop, ein Zahnarzt, Brillenmacher, Friseur, Bäcker und zahlreiche Totentänze. "Ein mit einer Menge Curiositäten und Seltenheiten in Wort und Bild schön ausgestattetes Werk, das derjenige, welcher sich mit dem Sammeln culturgeschichtlicher und literarischer Raritäten befasst, nicht wird entbehren können. Es sind die Resultate der Nachforschungen in den ausgezeichnetsten Bibliotheken zur Kunde des deutschen Mittelalters und der Reformation" (Hayn-Got.). Kl.-8°. Pro Bd. zwischen 655 und 740 Seiten, mit zahlreichen Kupfer- bzw. Holzstichen auf (tls. gefalt.) Tafeln und im Text nach Dürer, Amman u. a. Neuere HPergaminbde. mit goldgepr. Titel auf mont. schwarzen Lederrückenschild, goldgepr. Filetten u. Streicheisenverz. auf Rü., Deckelbezug aus braunem Leinen u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Rü. geringf. angestaubt, alle Titelblätter mit Bibl.-Stemp., im Text durchgeh. braunfleckig aber kaum abgegriffen, ersten Ss. von Bd.1 wasserrandig, insges. dekoratives und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Outline of a proposed plan for building new towns at Windsor and Eton;

      8vo., (2) + 9 + (1)pp. of text together with two folding coloured lithographic plates, each plate signed by the two authors, original plain dark green cloth.Publisher: London: printed for private circulation only.Year: 1847Edition: First and only edition.

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        Traité de la culture des champignons. Contenant la manière de les faire venir dans les caves, les carrières, les appartemens et en plein air

      Paris, Librairie Horticole de H. Cousin, 1847, in-8, 276 pp, demi-basane brune, Édition originale de cet ouvrage de vulgarisation, accompagné de 3 planches lithographiées, dont une coloriée à la main. Il y en a eu une traduction allemande publiée en 1849. Tampon de la bibliothèque de la Faculté catholique de Paris annulé. Ouvrage fortement roussi. Dos passé, étiquette en pied. Myko Libri, n° 1535.

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        Les Fleurs Animées (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      2 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin à coins rouge, dos à 4 nerfs orné, toutes tranches dorées, double filet doré en coins et mors, Gabriel de Gonet, Paris, 1847, Vol. I : 262 pp. ; Vol. II : pp. 263-364, iv-63 pp. avec 2 planches (Botanique des Dames) ; iv pp., pp.65-130 (Horticulture des Dames), pp. 131-132 (Table des matières), avec 2 frontispices et 50 planches hors texte en couleurs Edition originale, exemplaire de premier tirage en jolie reliure du temps, parfaitement complet, avec les 52 belles planches en couleurs, bien conforme à la description fournie par Vicaire (dans la deuxième partie, "La p. 63, non chiffrée, contient la "table des matières pour la Botanique des Dames" ; la p. 64 est blanche. Entre les pp. 64 et 65, on a intercalé iv pp. ("Horticulture des Dames, introduction par Alph. Karr"). Bon état (petit mq. de papier en plat, des rouss., qq. ff. brunis). Brivois, 147 ; Vicaire, III, 133 ; Carteret, III, 286 Français

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        Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.

      - London, Chapman and Hall, 1847. 8vo. Original purple pebble-grained cloth, lettered and ornamented in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. viii, 436, steel-engraved frontispiece, retaining tissue guard; hinges reinforced, light wear to extremities, light offsetting from endpapers; otherwise very good with school prize inscription to front free endpaper. First English edition, the rare issue with frontispiece. What had been planned as a geological expedition turned into an ethnographic and sociological reconnaissance tour of Southern Russia and adjacent provinces. Ignace Xavier Morand Hommaire de Hell, an engineer who had built a suspension bridge in Istanbul and a lighthouse on the Black Sea coast for the Ottoman Empire travelled with his wife Adà le Hà riot, who contributed much to the narrative. A few years after Astolphe de Custine's sensational report on Russia had been smuggled out, Hommaire de Hell states that 'Our work is published under no man's patronage; we have kept ourselves independent of all extraneous influence; and in frankly pointing out what struck us as faulty in the social institutions of the Muscovite empire, we think we evince our gratitude for the hospitable treatment we received in Russia .' (preface). Atabey 592 (without frontispiece); not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modern Cookery, In All Its Branches; Reduced to a System of Easy Practice, for the Use of Private Families.; In a Series of Receipts, which have been Strictly Tested, and are Given with the Most Minute Exactness

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The sixth edition, in which are added, directions for carving. 12mo. xlviii,608pp, followed by a 32 page publishers catalogue dated January, 1847. Original brown T-grain cloth embossed in blind on the boards, and in gilt on the spine with title and depictions of birds and game ready for cooking. Illustrated with 8 full page engraved plates as well as illustrations in text, Cloth lightly worn and sunned; plates foxed; light soil to contents, else this is a very good copy. With an ownership name dated 1847.

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        History of the conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the ancient Mexican civilization, and the life of the conqueror, Hernando Cortés.

      Richard Bentley, London 1847 - Third British edition, 8vo, 3 volumes; 3 frontispiece portraits, 2 folding maps, and the signature of Cortes in facsimile; contemporary full polished tan calf, ruled in blind on covers, and red and black morocco labels lettered in gilt on ornately gilt paneled spines; some wear to extremities with a few corners bumped, frontispieces and maps moderately foxed, with images effected but not illegible; still overall a sturdy, handsomely presented set. Volume I of this copy with Eton prize plate tipped-in at half title and inscribed, "To William Henry Miles with Richd. Okes's best wishes Eton, April 1848." At the time, Okes (1797-1888), who would go on to a provostship at King's College, Cambridge, was a "conspicuous" master at Eton: "Many school generations of Etonians carried away a lively recollection of his dry and caustic wit, his shrewd remarks, his slow and deliberate speech, his inimitable Latin quotations, drawn chiefly from familiar sources, such as Horace or the Eton Latin grammar, his curious punctiliousness about minutiæ of school discipline, usages, and phraseology" (DNB). This early edition not noted in BAL or Sabin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Franklin Journal and American Mechanics' Magazine; Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania (1826-1847)

      Judah Dobson [and] The Franklin Institute, at their Hall, Philadelphia 1847 - Magazine. 37 Volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved and lithographic plates and maps, many folding. A near-complete run of *The Journal of The Franklin Institute*, an important scientific journal established in 1826 to document scientific, engineering, and technological achievements throughout the nation, and to publish descriptions of American patented inventions. This 37-volume set of bound monthly issues includes a complete run of volumes 1-23 (January 1826 to June 1837), volumes 25-28 (January 1838 to December 1839), volumes 32-40 (July 1841 to December 1845), and volume 44 (July to December 1847). Ex-library set with bookplates or small ink stamps on the front pastedowns, most volumes rebound in full beige linen cloth, volumes 16-20 in contemporary full tree calf, volume 26 is unbound with all six issues in the original printed wrappers, and volumes 32, 33, 34, and 40 in contemporary half-calf and marbled boards. Scattered foxing, two of the half-calf volumes with detached boards, else overall a good or better set. Further details available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapport sur divers modes d'embaumement présentés par MM. Dupré, Gannal et Sucquet

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1847, in-8, de 24 pages, exemplaire broché, couverture jaune imprimée en noir, Unique édition de ce rapport présenté à l'Académie de Médecine le 16 mars 1847 dans lequel il s'agit, pour la commission (composée d'Orfila, Blandin, Caventou et Londe), de "constater la propriété conservatrice des substances proposées par MM. Dupré, Gannal et Suscquet, après avoir fait pratiquer sous ses yeux un embaumement par chacun d'eux, avoir fait enterrer les cadavres ainsi préparés et avoir procédé à leur exhumation au bout d'un certain laps de temps." Après observation, la commission peut conclure à la supériorité de la substance utilisée par Sucquet (probablement du chlorure de zinc) : une conservation indéfinie parfaite. A la toute fin, les commissaires attirent l'attention de l'Académie sur l'existence des travaux de Gorini qui, grâce à une préparation d'embaumement, parvient à créer des pièces semblables à des exécutions en cire des parties du corps. Malgré un feuillet volant, correct exemplaire, portant sur la première de couverture le cachet du "Commissaire de Police - ville de Paris" et la signature d'un commissaire de police, datée du 24 mai 1850.

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        Nouveau manuel complet pour la construction et le dessin des cartes géographiques

      Paris, RORET, 1847, in-8, X-210-36 pp, demi-basane rouge moderne, dos à faux nerfs, Ouvrage orné d'un grand nombres de planches représentant des schéma, des figures géométriques et des cartes géographiques. Couvertures conservées. Bon état, rousseurs.

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        RHEIN. - Lange, Ludwig. Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Mainz bis Köln in malerischen Original Ansichten von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Von einem historisch topographischen Text begleitet.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1847 - 24 x 16 cm. 2 Bl., 346 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und 100 Stahlstichtafeln von Poppel, Riegel, Willmann, Rohbock, Richter u.a. nach Lange. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. und Rvergoldung. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bonn, Koblenz, Köln, Laach, Mainz, Oberwesel, Remagen, Rheineck, Rüdesheim, Stolzenfels, Wiesbaden (jeweils mehrere) sowie Altenburg, Asmannshausen, Bingen, Brühl, Godesberg, Limburg, Lorch, Rhens, Weilburg u.a. - Einband leicht berieben. Die Vorsätze mit gebräunten Ecken. Im Schnitt zwei Tintenflecken, insgesamt nur mimial gebräunt und wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Modern Angler; comprising angling in all its branches.

      

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        Teatr.

      

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        PHOTOGRAPHIE DESCRIPTION DU PROCÉDÉ AMÉRICAIN ; [cover title]

      Paris: Chez Lerebours et Secretan, 1847. First edition. 8vo., 8, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers. Light toning at the edges, with a light chemical stain on the blank margin of 2 leaves. A very good copy housed in a paper over boards pamphlet case with printed paper labels. Little seems to be known of the life of Ferdinand Colas, other than he was born in France in 1820, but lived in England from at least 1841 until his death in 1876. From 1844 to 1849, he's listed as a pasteboard box maker on Fleet Street, and again in 1861. From 1851 to 1859, he's listed as a photographer at 105 Cheapside, London, the earlier years in partnership with F.A. Mouqué. He was a student of N.P. Lerebours, a prominent French manufacturer of lenses, cameras, optical instruments, and photographic supplies, as well as an accomplished daguerreotypist. In this short manual, Colas discusses the differences between the then established French method, and the "so called, American method." The major differences are in the polishing of the plate and use of compounds of bromine, chlorine, and iodine with lime as an accelerant. WorldCat locates a single copy of this first edition at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. There is a copy dated 1849 at the Bibliotheque de Geneve, and five copies of an 1850 second edition. Roosens and Salue No. 6511. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 44.

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        Dziennik Narodowy. Russian translations in manuscript of articles made for Russian officials and Tsar Nicholas I.

      

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        L’an: Poemes Illustrated by Franz M. Melchers.

      Bruxelles: E. Lyon Claesen, 1847 [but 1897]. Slim large 4to. Original stamped green boards, grained black leather backstrip. In black clamshell box. A fine copy of a scarce and fragile book. First edition, Braun’s own copy; presentation copy with a full-page inscription by Braun in 1945 donating the book to a fund for Dutch artists and writers and noting the death of Melchers at Anvers the year before. One of a thousand copies of the regular edition of wove paper, from an edition of 1070 copies in all. Contains 16 full-color illustrations of Dutch scenes by Franz Melchers to accompany Braun’s cycle of poems about the changing seasons. Fine.

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        Atta Troll. Ein Sommernachtstraum

      xiv, 158 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, uncut. Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 1847. First book edition, and a very fine copy in original state, of one of Heine's most famous works. This is the issue with an alternative publisher's imprint, destined for sale in Prussia and other risky markets. ❧ Goedeke, VIII, 561.

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        ï¿½An�sthetic Agents, Their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects,� [Extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Ass., Vol. I.].

      American Medical Association, [1847/8]., [Philadelphia]: - Offprint. Series: Transactions of the American Medical Association. Sm. 8vo. 18 pp. Contemporary plain brown wrappers, probably as issued; extracted from a bound volume, thus a remnant residue affecting spine. Front cover library withdrawal rubber stamp [possibly: �Concord Free Public Library�]. Very good. First SEPARATE OF BIGELOW ON ANESTHESIA, the journal form has an entirely different pagination, being pages 197-214 in the 1847 issue. We believe this is the original offprint form of this paper by Bigelow. There are several clear differences between this offprint form and the journal issue is (1) the pagination for the offprint is 1-18 (for the journal it is 197-214), and (2), the journal issue has �C.-1. at the head of the paper, and foot of the page has no page number � whereas the offprint form adds the line �[Extracted�], raises the title text higher on the page and includes a page number �1� at the bottom left margin. There is no known textual difference. � �The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved. [However,] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform� (Keys, pp. 36-47). � �Dr. Bigelow was the unflinching advocate of sulphuric ether as the only safe anesthetic: and his unshaken opinion had a very wide and lasting influence. Bigelow instituted important and productive experiments in anesthesia. He inhaled new and untried anesthetic agents. He made practical and original studies of asphyxia, and thoroughly established the fact that insensibility from the inhalation of nitrous oxide gas is largely due to asphyxia. He was also the first to show that anesthesia by nitrous oxide could be accomplished with certainty only by the use of a large volume of gas; and thus made the way plain to Colton and others for its successful adoption in tooth-pulling, and in brief surgical operations� (Mayo, p. 603). � Bigelow (1818�1890), born in Boston, studied at Harvard from 1833, and became a prominent surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Harvard University. �His 1846 article, �Insensibility during Surgical Operations Produced by Inhalation? detailed the discovery of ether anesthesia and was selected by readers of the New England Journal of Medicine as the �most important article in NEJM history? in commemoration of the journal?s 200th anniversary.� �He was a vocal opponent of vivisection and was best known for his description of the hip joint and for a technique for treating patients with kidney stones.� � Wikip. REFERENCES: Keys, Thomas, The History of Surgical Anesthesia, Park Ridge, IL: Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology, 1996; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191; Mayo, William J. �In the Time of Henry Jacob Bigelow.� JAMA, Vol. 77, No. 8. 1921. 597-603 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript copy of his famous Hoketsuki [trans.: Wrapping and Tying] first published in 1764. 138 illustrations in the text, finely drawn in black & red ink. Two parts in one vol. 87 folding leaves. 8vo (235 x 165 mm.), orig. wrappers, modern stitching

      [Copied by "Ijima" in "1847"]. A manuscript copy of Ise's well-known Hoketsuki, first published in 1764. This was the first important book on origata, the foundation of what we today know as origami. Japanese society has always emphasized formality and good manners - for example, offerings to the gods were placed on formally folded paper, and festive objects were wrapped in paper in an established, formal manner. These practices, which we can assume began in ancient times, were later reflected in the formal manners and sense of decorum of the martial society of the Muromachi period (14th to 16th centuries). It was around this time that the custom of wrapping gifts beautifully in paper developed. The custom of formal decorative paper folding, called origata, is the foundation stone in the development of origami. Origata was widely practiced by samurai families which kept their wrapping techniques secret. Manuscripts were privately made to disseminate the methods of origata. Ise, head of the Ise family which advised the Shogunate government in Edo on matters of etiquette, was the first to publicly reveal the folding methods. Nevertheless, the tradition of making manuscripts on origata continued well into the 19th century. Our manuscript consists of two parts. The first part is concerned with wrapping and the second with tying. The numerous illustrations depict all the folding and tying techniques which Ise developed. They are very finely drawn and very clear. We will note that the 1764 edition of Ise's Hoketsuki is a very rare and valuable book. Fine condition.

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        Outline of a proposed plan for building new towns at Windsor and Eton; in order completely to improve the Castle and Parks. Addressed to the Right Honourable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, &c., to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College, and to the Mayor and Corporation of Windsor.

      London: printed for private circulation only 1847 - 8vo., (2) + 9 + (1)pp. of text together with two folding coloured lithographic plates, each plate signed by the two authors,> original plain dark green cloth. First and only edition and apparently of some rarity. COPAC finds a copy at the V & A but not elsewhere. A proposal for the redevelopment of Windsor and Eton as new towns, designed on a grid system, together with realignment of the Royal Parks with altered connections with Windsor and Eton towns and incorporating a railway tunnel of about one mile under the Park and a new railway terminus in Windsor New Town. The coloured plans, which can be viewed simultaneously, show 'before' and 'after' views. The rationale of this dramatic transformation is set out by the authors in the text itself: 'We beg leave most respectfully to solicit your attention to the following Plan for Rebuilding the Town of Windsor at a greater distance from the Castle, as being the only effectual means for improving that royal residence and its vicinity, and for extending similar improvements to Eton. We are well aware of the magnitude of this proposition, but during five years' consideration of its principles, have been also convinced that it is a sound one .'. The authors notice that the proposed changes were influenced by 'Her Majesty's gracious predilection for the place, the intelligence and importance of the town and the pervading system of railways'. In their opinion both Windsor and Eton had reached 'that degree of decay which results either in ruin or renovation'. They propose almost wholesale change, which is here described in some detail, to paths, roads, public access, railway, utilities including a new reservoir, breweries, gas works, wharfs etc. 'The houses on the opposite banks of the river, and on the roads overlooking the Parks and College grounds, would be ornamental. The wide regular streets of both Towns would be formed with a view to produce architectural effect - simple but chaste - even in the humblest class of buildings. A supply of water would be laid on to each house, with a sufficient drainage therefrom; and the level of the streets raised four or five feet above the present surface, would admit of cellarage, and be beyond the reach of floods .'. So far as expense was concerned, Kyle and Kerl were confident that they had the answer. 'The Crown would purchase a certain portion of ground, construct the drainage, form the streets, erect the public buildings, and then divide it into an equal number of building plots to the present Town, and in such a manner as to bear the same relative value to each other. The proprietors would then receive the allotments on the terms of their present tenure; and to enable them to substitute new houses for those which new exist, sums of money would be lent by the Crown to those who sought for such assistance .'. In 1847 Windsor comprised some 1600 houses in addition to commercial, religious and public buildings. Of these about 1300 houses would be affected by the proposed changes. The authors' financial calculations ('estimates') showed that the overall cost of the New Town would be about £593,000 of which the Crown itself would supply £216,000. But the gross annual rental of Windsor at 20 years' purchase would be some £412,000 nett of cost of dilapidations. 'This estimate and the accompanying plans, although not in detail, will, it is hoped, be sufficient to show the practicability of the work, and the certainty of an ultimate remuneration for the money expended'. Unfortunately (?) the scheme was not implemented. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Deutschland. 10 in 11 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Hendel 1847. - Zweite Auflage. Mit 388 (von 391) gest. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Engelmann 417; Rümann 2094; Hoff-Budde 2999 ff. - I.: Schwab, G.: Schwaben. 29 v. 30 Taf. - II.: Heeringen, G. v.: Franken. 31 Taf. - III.: Bechstein, L. Thüringen. 30 Taf. - IV.: Blumenhagen, W.: Der Harz. 29 v. 30 Taf. - V.: Sporschil, J.: Sachsen. 30 Taf. - VI.: Herloßsohn, C.: Das Riesengebirge u. die Graffschaft Glatz. 30 Taf. - VII.: Cornelius, W.: Ost- und Nordsee. 30 Taf. - VIII.: Simrock, K.: Rheinland. 60 Taf. - IX. Duller, E.: Die Donauländer. 60 Taf. - X: Seidl, J. G.: Tyrol und Steyermark. In 2 Bdn. gebunden. 58 v. 60 Taf. - Beim Band Schwaben fehlt eine Tafel, Franken hat eine Tafel mehr als auf dem Titel angegeben, Harz fehlt eine Tafel und bei Tyrol und Steyermark fehlen 2 Tafeln in der zweiten Sektion. - Gering berieben. Gebräunt und tls. braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GEHEIMESCHICHTE VON RUSSLAND UNTER DER HERRSCHAFT DER KAISER ALEXANDER UND NICKOLAUS, Mit Besonderer Berucksichtigung Der Krisis Im Jahre 1825. Volumes 1, 2 and 3.

      Leipzig: Verlag Von Wm. Kori. Very Good+. 1847. Hardcover. Clean supple maroon leather spines decorated with bright gilt titles and geometric designs. Clean grey marbled boards with leather protected corners. Vol. #1, 330pp; Vol #2, 322pp; Vol #3, 325pp. All volumes are tight, clean, intact, have crisp pages and are free of foxing. Secret history of Russia under the reign of the Emperor Alexander & Nickolaus, with particular attention to the crisis of 1825. German text by Robert Binder. Rare provenance note: Library stamp translation. Title of stamp: "Letter F Beneath Crown." Governing Dutchess of Anhalt born princess of Prussia, that is Friederike of Anhalt-Bernburg (1811-1902) , she was co-regent from 1855-1863. The three volumes also have a heraldic bookplate "Crowned Cape w/coat of Arms; " A pictorial library stamp, "Schlossbibliothek Dessau." Rare Section; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 977 pages .

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        Friendship Album" To Susan" with Asian and other themed Decoupage, Imagery, Watercolors, Drawings, Sentiments, Enigma, etc.

      UK, 1847-1854. Covers reinforced. . Gilt stamp brown leather cover. The introductory page is comprised of a finely executed cut-out handcolored floral spray with a lithograph verse at center. It is titled "Album" and begins "To Poets, Painters, Enigma and Conundrum Makers and all those who wish to shine in this Literary Society..." Includes numerous applied engraved scenes throughout. Off special note is the decoupage of cut-out Asian themed imagery throughout. Additionally there are watercolors and drawings. Many sentiments, verses, enigmas, a verse titled 'on the Death of a precious Child', 'The Slave's Dream', 'the Nightingale'. The majority of the entries are from 1847-1849. However it appears that someone added a few rather whimsical Victorian scrap embellishments c1880. Measures

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        Friendship Album" To Susan" with Asian and other themed Decoupage, Imagery, Watercolors, Drawings, Sentiments, Enigma, etc.

      UK: , 1847-1854. UK, 1847-1854. Covers reinforced. . Gilt stamp brown leather cover. The introductory page is comprised of a finely executed cut-out handcolored floral spray with a lithograph verse at center. It is titled "Album" and begins "To Poets, Painters, Enigma and Conundrum Makers and all those who wish to shine in this Literary Society..." Includes numerous applied engraved scenes throughout. Off special note is the decoupage of cut-out Asian themed imagery throughout. Additionally there are watercolors and drawings. Many sentiments, verses, enigmas, a verse titled 'on the Death of a precious Child', 'The Slave's Dream', 'the Nightingale'. The majority of the entries are from 1847-1849.However it appears that someone added a few rather whimsical Victorian scrap embellishments c1880. Measures

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        REINHOLD HENRICI (1890-1948) Dr.rer.pol., deutscher Konteradmiral, 1914 Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat S 66, later renamed T 66 with the Port-Flotilla of JadeT 66

      - E.Postkarte mit Ort, Datum 30.XI.(19)14, Unterschrift als Oblt.z.S(ee) - mit seltenem Poststempel der Kaiserlichen Marine, S.M. Torpedoboot T. 66 !! - an seinen Onkel, Major Granier, Kommandeur des Inselbataillons Borkum (RUDOLF GRANIER, 1847- ?) "Seinem verehrten Onkel sendet von der Jade-Wacht recht herzlichen Gruß: REINHOLD. Fritz ist jetzt nach seiner 2. Verwundung mit .wieder im Felde.Waldemar schreibt heute aus Czenstochau."

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        Nouveau mode de culture et d'echalassement de la vigne, applicable à tous les vignobles où l'on cultive les vignes basses. Metz, printed by Dembour and Gangel for Warion, [1847]. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on the title-page, and 3 large folding plates, lithographed by Dembours and Gangel. Modern half morocco, preserving the original illustrated wrappers.

      Oberlé, Fastes 976; Simon, Vinaria 53; WorldCat (4 copies); not in Oberlé, Bibl. Bachique; Schoene, Bibliogr. Geschichte des Weines. First edition of an excellent treatise on viticulture, presenting a new and economical method of cultivating grapes and producing wine. The first part describes the various grapes cultivated in the Moselle department, as well as methods of cultivation, and introduces a new system of marcotting using iron wire instead of stakes. The subsequent parts are devoted to different steps in the winemaking process, from the picking of grapes to fertilization, with suggestions for improvement. In three tables the author shows the (financial) benefits of his system, and the plates depict his improved method of marcotting. The treatise includes a history of viticulture in the Moselle department (Lorraine, France).Collignon d'Ancy was a member of the 'Comice Agricole' at Metz.Good copy, with the author's autograph signature on the verso of the half-title.

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        Den ældre edda. Samling af norrøne oldkvad, indeholdende nordens ældste gude- og helte-sagn.

      Christiania, P. T. Mallings Officin, 1847. XVIII + 214 + (2) s. Samt. sort skinnbd. Orig. foromsl. medbundet. Litt skrapet ved øvre kapitél. Forsatsbl. og foromsl. svakt brunplettet. Ded. på foromsl. " Til Hr. G. Stephens - Venskabeligst fra P. A. Munch.

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        Lettres de Mademoiselle de Lespinasse avec une notice biographique par Jules Janin.

      Paris:: Amyot, [1847].. Small 8vo. [2], 595 pp. Half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, a.e.g. The noteworthy endleaves are elaborately blind-embossed; corners showing, rubbed. The publisher's rubber-stamp guarantee is found on the verso of the half-title. Foxed throughout. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of the “Château de Coppet,” painted by Steven S. Clair Smallwood – pinxit, Quincimenetto ... Italie, XI/MMIII. [November 2003], signed. Born to poverty and illegitimately, Julie de Lespinasse is best-known today for these letters, first published in 1809, which offer accounts of two tragic love affairs.

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        Nouvelles études et expériences sur les Glaciers actuels (Parte I unica mai pubblicata del "Systeme Glaciaire"). Atlas.

      Paris, Masson, 1847 - in-folio (mm 485x340), 9 litografie ( I-IX di cui 1 a colori e due a doppia pagina) e 3 litografie a colori di C. Castan (num A-C), brossura editoriale in mezza tela verde, fregi e titolo entro cornice al piatto anteriore, al centro di quello posteriore motto "Alere Flamma" (lievi tracce d'usura e qualche macchia). Le planches sono vedute, spaccati e tavole tecniche interamente dedicate al ghiacciaio dell'Aar. Questo rarissimo Album è il risultato degli studi che Agassiz compì sulle Alpi bernesi, dove costruì una capanna e vi abitò per un po' di tempo per avere la possibilità di compiere delle ricerche sulla conformazione e sui movimenti del ghiaccio. Parte delle sue osservazioni confluirono nel 1840 negli "Etudes sur les glaciers", di cui il presente Album è evidentemente una integrazione. La sua estrema rarità, di gran lunga superiore a quella degli Etudes, è dovuta al fatto che l'autore, mentre l'opera era in fase di pubblicazione, partì definitivamente per gli Stati Uniti e non fece mai più ritorno in Europa. Agassiz quindi non potè più seguirne la stampa, la diffusione e il completamento editoriale (essendo questa una "première partie") rendendo questo Album quasi introvabile. In perfetto stato di conservazione, assai fresco. Perret 0020. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        �An�sthetic Agents, Their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects,� [Extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Ass., Vol. I.].

      [Philadelphia]:: American Medical Association, [1847/8].. Offprint. Series: Transactions of the American Medical Association. Sm. 8vo. 18 pp. Contemporary plain brown wrappers, probably as issued; extracted from a bound volume, thus a remnant residue affecting spine. Front cover library withdrawal rubber stamp [possibly: �Concord Free Public Library�]. Very good. First SEPARATE OF BIGELOW ON ANESTHESIA, the journal form has an entirely different pagination, being pages 197-214 in the 1847 issue. We believe this is the original offprint form of this paper by Bigelow. There are several clear differences between this offprint form and the journal issue is (1) the pagination for the offprint is 1-18 (for the journal it is 197-214), and (2), the journal issue has �C.-1. at the head of the paper, and foot of the page has no page number � whereas the offprint form adds the line �[Extracted�], raises the title text higher on the page and includes a page number �1� at the bottom left margin. There is no known textual difference. � �The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved. [However,] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform� (Keys, pp. 36-47). � �Dr. Bigelow was the unflinching advocate of sulphuric ether as the only safe anesthetic: and his unshaken opinion had a very wide and lasting influence. Bigelow instituted important and productive experiments in anesthesia. He inhaled new and untried anesthetic agents. He made practical and original studies of asphyxia, and thoroughly established the fact that insensibility from the inhalation of nitrous oxide gas is largely due to asphyxia. He was also the first to show that anesthesia by nitrous oxide could be accomplished with certainty only by the use of a large volume of gas; and thus made the way plain to Colton and others for its successful adoption in tooth-pulling, and in brief surgical operations� (Mayo, p. 603). � Bigelow (1818�1890), born in Boston, studied at Harvard from 1833, and became a prominent surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Harvard University. �His 1846 article, �Insensibility during Surgical Operations Produced by Inhalation� detailed the discovery of ether anesthesia and was selected by readers of the New England Journal of Medicine as the �most important article in NEJM history� in commemoration of the journal�s 200th anniversary.� �He was a vocal opponent of vivisection and was best known for his description of the hip joint and for a technique for treating patients with kidney stones.� � Wikip. REFERENCES: Keys, Thomas, The History of Surgical Anesthesia, Park Ridge, IL: Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology, 1996; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191; Mayo, William J. �In the Time of Henry Jacob Bigelow.� JAMA, Vol. 77, No. 8. 1921. 597-603 pp.

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        Klavierauszug der "Zauberflöte".

      [Salzburg?], -, 1847. - 2°. o. Pag. [44 Bll.] Priv. Hlwd. der Zeit. Laut eingeklebter Legende des Vorbesitzers: "Diesen Klavierauszug . kaufte ich im Jahre 1922 . zu Salzburg. Nach einer Ueberprüfung von M. Gehmacher ist dieser Auszug vollständig und fehlerlos. Die Abschrift stammt aus Salzburger Bürgerhaus und wurde 1847 zum th. Namensfeste dediziert." (1961). - Fingerfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Gbrsp. Legende masch.schriftl. und gestempelt sowie mit eighd. Signatur des Vorbesitzers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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