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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London - John Murray 1855 - The complete eight volumes of Gibbon's popular and most notablehistorical work. Edited by William Smith, an English lexicographer. With folding map illustrations to all volumes. Volume III onwards have the frontispiece misbound to the rear of thevolume. Illustrations are as follows:Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon to volume I and two plates of maps to the rear, the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire and the Western Part. Map of the Migrations of the Barbarians. Afolding map frontispiece to volume II with two map plates to the rear. First map isof Propontis, Hellespont and Bosphorus. Second map is of Constantinople. To volumeIII there is a map of Western Asia, as a folding frontispiece, though boundat rear. To volume IV the folding map frontispiece is of Europe in the fifth century, bound at rear. To volume V there is a folding frontispiece map of Italy and a folding map of the Eastern Empire divided into themes both bound at rear. To volume VI there is a folding frontispiece ofa Map of the Mahometan Empire and a map of Europe and Part of Asia and Africa at the Time of Charlemagne, all are bound to rear. To volume VIII there is a Map of the Crusadesintended as a frontispiece,with two folding maps of Ancient Rome and the Environs of Rome, all are bound to rear. Collated, complete. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The workspans from98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore,Gibbon discusses thehistory of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity andheavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historicalwas very rare which was why his workwas extremely popular. His methodologyalso became a model for later historians. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This isdue to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised religions. The work earned him a reputation as the first modern historian of Ancient Rome. Condition: In uniformly bound tree calf bindings with gilt stamped border edges and spines. Externally, very smart with just some minor rubbing to joints and spines. Small loss to gilt border to front board tovols II, III, V and VIII. Evidence ofcloth repairs to hinges of all volumes. Front hinge to volume I is weak after front endpaper, held by one cord only. Small loss to bottom of spine tovolume IV. Small crack to head of front joint tovolume VI. The Times Newspaper article on Gibbon from 1987 loosely inserted to volume I. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages arebright withsome spottingand offsetting to endpapers with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Monarchs of the Main; or, Adventures of the Buccaneers

      ondon- Hurst and Blackett, 1855 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this history of famous pirates. Collated: Complete in three volumes. With original publisher's advertisements to the rear. No half titles, apparently as issued. George Walter Thornbury was an English author and journalist, best remembered for his non fiction topographical work Old and New London. Thornbury wrote extensively and widely, including novels, poetry, history and art criticism. This comprehensive history of the Buccaneers of the Spanish Main fed a popular interest in theromance and adventure ofstories of pirates and heroes on the sea. The Buccaneers were pirates who attacked Spanish shipping in the Caribbean sea during the 17th century. A scarce and attractive set of this fascinating history. Condition: In blind stamp cloth bindings with gilt spine details. Externally, very smart with just some light bumping. Booksellers label to front and rear pastedown of each volume. Rear hingevery slightly strained to volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Erläuterungstafeln zur Vergleichenden Anatomie. 9 Hefte mit 74 zum Theil colorierten Kupfertafeln. In Verbindung mit Dr. Adolph Wilhelm Otto, Ordentl. Professor der Anatomie zu Breslau und Geh. Medicinal-Rathe, sowie des Köngl. Preuss. Rothen Adler-Ordens Ritter, und Dr. Eduard D\'Alton, Ordentl. Professor der Anatomie zu Halle. Herausgegeben von Dr. Carl Gustav Carus.

      Leipzig, Verlag Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1855, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1840, 1848, 1853, 1855. 9 Hefte in einem Band. Gr.-Folio. (51 cm x 34 cm) rotes goldgeprägtes Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und Rückenschild mit handschriftlicher Zahl., Inhalt: Heft 1: Enthaltend auf VIII Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Bewegungswerkzeuge in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 23 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 2: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Skeletbildungen in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 31 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 3: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Entwicklungs-Geschichte in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 26 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 4: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Verdauungs-Organe in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 24 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 5: Enthaltend auf IX Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Geschlechts-Organe in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 16 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 6: Enthaltend auf VIII zum Theil colorierten Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung der Gefäss-Systeme in den verschiedenen Thierklasse, 18 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 7: Enthaltend auf IX Kupffertafeln die Erläuterung der Athmungs- und Absonderunsorgane in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 11 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Hef 8: Enthaltend auf VII Kupfertafeln die Erläuterung des Nervensystems in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 20 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Heft 9: Enthaltend auf VI Kupfertafeln die Sinneswerkzeuge in den verschiedenen Thierklassen, 15 Seiten Text + Tafeln. Einband berieben, an den Kapitalen gering aufgeplatzt. Buchgelenk etwas gelockert, Papier altersbedingt etwas gilb und gering stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhaltenes und sehr seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anatomie, Zoologie, Veterinärmedizin

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        Felix on the Bat; being a scientific inquiry into the use of the Cricket Bat ; together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling.

      Baily Brothers, London 1855 - Third edition. 8vo. x, 74pp, 7 coloured lithographic plates (one as frontis), numerous b&w text illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth (faded to a brownish hue on the spine and around the edges of the boards, some light staining to the upper board), gilt-stamped vignette and title on the upper board, blind stamped decorations on both boards. All edges gilt. Occasional light spotting or staining, including in the margins of a couple of the plates, otherwise clean. A signature or two slightly loose. Owner's name on front endpaper. A good+ copy. [title continues] .with valuable suggestions as to the management of the field when employed under the operation of fast or slow bowling; and a scientific investigation into the vexata questio of Leg Before Wicket: also The Laws of the Game, as revised by the Marylebone Club. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lastrea dilatata.

      Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856. - Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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        Die Insel Sardinien. Geschichtliche Entwicklung der gegenwärtigen Zustände derselben in ihrer Verbindung mit Italien. Nebst 12 Kupfern und einer Karte von Sardinien.

      Leipzig: Verlag der Dyk'schen Buchhandlung, 1855 - VIII, 382 Seiten mit 12 Kupferstichen und einer auffaltbarten Karte. Gutes Exemplar. Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Bindung fest und sauber. Namenseintrag auf Titelblatt. Je ein Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Einbandinnendeckel. Innen schön und sauber erhalten. Wirkt kaum gelesen. Wenige Seiten mit blassen Stockflecken. Für das Alter schön erhalten. V Täglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung mit Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 534 Gebundene Ausgabe. Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lederecken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition des produits de toutes les Nations.1855. Catalogue officiel publié par ordre de la Commission impériale.

      Paris E. Panis, éditeur 1855 In-8 de (4)-LXVII-(2)-544 pp., demi-chagrin vert, dos orné à nerfs, titre sur le premier plat, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire offert par la Commission impériale du catalogue des exposants classés par pays ; précédé des documents officiels préparatoires à l'exposition universelle. Deuxième édition augmentée du Supplément de 96 pages. Première exposition universelle française des produits industriels et des arts, suivant de quatre ans celle du Cristal Palace. Avec l'expositon de Londres, elle devait être le départ d'une politique mondiale douanière et industrielle favorisant la libre concurrence et le libre échange au détriment du monopole. « Les expositions universelles font partie de ce vaste progrès économique auquel appartiennent les voies ferrées, les télégraphes électriques, la navigation à vapeur, les percements d'isthmes, tous les grands travaux publics, et qui doit amener un accroissement de bien-être moral, c'est-à-dire plus de liberté, en même temps qu'une augmentation de bien-être matériel, c'est-à-dire plus d'aisance au profit du plus grand nombre ». Exemplaire de présent.

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        Observations des phénomènes périodiques. 9 offprints from the 'Memoires' of the 'Académie Royale de Belgique' between 1847 and 1855. 8 offprints with the following contents: ''Résumé des observations sur la météorologie, sur la température et le magnétisme de la terre. Observations naturels: Règne végétal et Règne animal'. Contributions by Bellynck, Crahay, Dewalque, Duprez, Mac-Leod, Martius, Montigny, Roquemaurel, Van Oyen, Vincent, etc. - And 1 offprint: QUETELET. Mémoire sur les variations périodiques et non périodiques de la température d'après les observations faites, pendant vingt ans, à Bruxelles.

      Bruxelles, Académie Royale, Imprimerie de M. Hayez, 1847-1855. - 9 offprints bound in 1 vol. Large 4to (29x22 cm). Contemporary half cloth (tear in spine repaired), with gilt title, borders covered with marbled paper (sl. rubbed). 1: 98 pp from Tome XXI, (1848) 2: 64 pp., from Tome XXIII, 3: 78 pp. from Tome XXV, 4: (ii),104 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 5: 108 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 6: 76 pp. from Tome XXX, 7: 66 pp. 1851, 8: 174 pp. from Tome XX, (1847), 9: Mémoire. 46 pp. and 'Tableaux généraux des températures de l'air de 1833 à 1852: 58 tabels, 2 pp. and 2 lithographed tabels (1 large folding table)(1853). - Good interior condition. - An important collection in contemporary binding. 2400g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - altkolorierter Lithographie v. Jakob Ludwig Buhl n. Peter Becker b. Ed. Gustav May in Frankfurt am Main, um 1855, 28 x 34,5 Vgl. Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 12, 9. - Vorliegendes Exemplar jedoch ohne die Stecherangabe von J. Buhl. - Jetzt mit Nr. 1200 u. geänderter Verlegeradresse.

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        Autograph letter signed

      1855 - LONGSTREET, James. Autograph letter signed. Fort Bliss, Texas, October 1, 1855. Single sheet of lined paper, measuring 7-1/2 by 10 inches. $1800.Desirable 1855 autograph letter from James Longstreet to Chief of Ordnance Colonel Henry Knox Craig written while Longstreet was serving on the Texas frontier at Fort Bliss and discussing ordnance stores, twice signed by Longstreet.The letter reads: "Fort Bliss Texas Oct 1st 1855ÑColo. H.K. Craig. Chief of Ordnance. Sir. Enclosed I have the honor to submit my return of the ordnance and ordnance stores belonging to this Post for part of the third quarter of this year. I remain Sir very respect'y Your Mt. Obt. Servt. James Longstreet. Captain 8th Inf. Bt. Maj." The opposite side bears a return address also in Longstreet's hand and bearing his signed name. This early letter was written by Longstreet to Colonel Henry Knox Craig (later General). In 1855, Longstreet was serving on frontier duty in Texas. He was regarded as a brave veteran of the Mexican-American War who had suffered a thigh wound and endured a lengthy recovery. In Texas, Longstreet was primarily engaged in scouting missions and rather more pedestrian service as a paymaster. He was also already involved in the cause of preserving slavery, planning a strategy to pull Mexico into the Union of a slave state. His correspondent, Colonel Craig, likewise had a distinguished early career and, in the 1830s, was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. He was then made Chief of Ordnance under General Taylor during the Mexican War. When peace came, Craig found a new missionÑmaintaining arms stores in an era of reduced defense budget allocations. His mission proved prescient as the years of his stockpiling were those that preceded the Civil War. Craig served in an advisory capacity following his retirement during the Civil War and was brevetted brigadier general in 1865 in recognition of his service. Small paper repair and mildly toned fold creases. Near-fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Notice sur Madame la vicomtesse de Noailles.

      Paris, Lahure, 1855 ; in-8 de [2] ff., 92 pp., reliure de l'époque, maroquin rouge, filets à froid en encadrement avec fleurons dorés aux angles, plaque à froid ovale au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrures (Gruel). Édition originale tirée à très petit nombre pour les membres de la famille.La biographie d'Antoinette Léontine de Noailles fut rééditée l'année suivante par la société des Bibliophiles François dont la vicomtesse était membre.Elégante reliure en maroquin décoré de Gruel. Quelques brunissures au papier en début de volume et infime trace d'humidité sur un plat.- Barbier III, 479. Absent de Lorenz, Catalogue général de la librairie française.

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        Porträtgallerie des steiermärkischen Adels aus der Hälfte des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. Vienna, Gerold, 1855.

      1855. Large folio. With 50 lithogr. portraits by J. Bauer. Modern half cloth; original wrapper title of the first issue pasted to upper cover. Splendid series of lithographs showing the portraits of noble Styrians as exhibited at Hainfeld castle. - All portraits shown in full figure, with staffage. The original wrapper titles of the issues 2-12 bound at the end. Some foxing. Without the 20 pp. of text, published separately. Wurzbach VII, 275. Schlossar 20.

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        3 autograph letters signed. Tripolis and Eden, 1855-1856.

      1855. (Large) 4to. Altogether 8 ¾ pp. on 3 bifolia. Three letters to the Prelate in Austro-Hungary, Monseigneur Mislin (1807-78), signed, containing reports of the position of the Lebanese Christians, especially about Youssef Bey Karam (1823-89), a Maronite freedom fighter in Mount Lebanon: "Le Cheik Joseph Caram, sur l'avis qu'il avait reçu de votre Grandeur s'était préparé à faire une brillante réception à leur Altesse Royale le Duc de Brabant et son auguste épouse, il avait mis à contribution tout ce que son pays pouvait lui fournir de ressources matérielles, pour donner à leur Altesse un témoignage éclatant de la vénération qui lui et tout son pays professent pour elles. Après de nombreux préparatifs, ayant appris que leur Altesse n'avait pu exécuter leur voyage au cèdres, sa douleur a été à son comble. Vous connaissez ses instincts pour les devoirs de l'hospitalité; En cette occasion ils s'étaient déployés au delà de tout ce qu'on peut dire. Pendant les dix ou douze jours de son attente, il avait mis plusieurs villages à contributions, pour réparer les chemins trop raboteux et qui pouvaient offrir quelques dangers, il avait aussi envoyé au haut des montagnes ôter la neige tout le long de la route depuis les cèdes jusqu'à l'autre côté du Liban; il avait entretenu pendant plusieurs jours une cinquantaine de cavaliers dans sa maison; il avait acheté et distribué huit quintaux de poudre à tous ses gens armés aux quels il donnait quelque teinture de la man

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        The Franklin Expedition From First to Last.

      The Franklin Expedition From First to Last. John Churchill, 1855. 8vo. pp. xxxviii, 3-224; 3 charts, one in text, and 2 plates. Original cloth binding, spine gilt, slight wear to spine, nevertheless a very good example of a notoriously uncommon work. Presentation copy from King to Dr. Norton Shaw, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. Having participated in the mission to rescue Arctic explorer John Ross in the 1830s , explorer and obstetrician, Dr. Richard King was well qualified to suggest where the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin could be found. King had expressed doubts about the expedition even before Franklin had set out and warned that Franklin was being sent out "to become the nucleus of an iceberg". These warnings, like many of his opinions, were ignored and when in 1855 he suggested that Franklin's party could be found near the mouth of the Great Fish River, the animosity of the Admiralty and the Royal Geographical Society only increased. The fact that the missing party would finally be found by M'Clintock in 1859 near the mouth of the Great Fish River in the spot King had suggested four years earlier, did little to revive his reputation. King, however, deserves to be remembered, not only for his remarkable prescience with regard to Franklin, but also for several notable contributions to Arctic geography. Using his own observations of Inuit culture, King was able to produce an accurate sketch map of the Arctic which contrasted with the Navy's fatefully flawed charts , and which enabled him to predict the location of the Franklin expedition as well as identifying the existence of Queen Maud Gulf and the Prince of Wales Strait.

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        De l'électrisation localisée et de son application à la physiologie, à la pathologie et à la thérapeutique

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1855. XII, 926pp demi-basane noire de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés 1855, 1855, in-8, XII, 926pp, demi-basane noire de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, PREMIERE EDITION. Nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte. Les découvertes de Duchenne de Boulogne en électrophysiologie et ses applications thérapeutiques firent de lui le fondateur de l'électrothérapie. Cet ouvrage renferme la première description de la paralysie des membres due à l'écrasement du plexus brachial pendant l'accouchement. Quelques taches sans gravité sur les premières pages. Très bel exemplaire

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        Gesamtans., ( Aufsicht), "Bremen".

      - kol. Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. French n. Payne b. Payne, um 1855, 20 x 33,5

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        Carawane nach Mecca. Vienna, Matthias Trentsensky (printed by E. Sieger), [ca. 1855].

      1855. Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm). With 19 (of 24) numbered leaves containing about 135 lithographic pen-drawings of people, animals, equipment & gear and goods, from a caravan travelling to Mecca, each drawing including a base so that one can cut them out, paste them on card stock, stand them up and arrange them in three-dimensional scenes. Lacking leaves 1-5.ll. 6-24 (of 24). Loose leaves in a later paper folder. All but the first five leaves of a very rare lithographic print series issued in parts. Most copies were probably cut up (and perhaps coloured) by children and destroyed in play. The human figures to be cut out include Turkish, Arabic, African and Near Eastern men and women (black and white) in Islamic clothing, including both masters and servants, some of the men with a variety of firearms, spears, daggers, pipes (straight pipes and hookah water-pipes), prayer rugs, and other gear and goods, and servants setting up a tent. There are also camels (both single-humped dromedaries and two-humped Bactrian camels), horses and donkeys, often with their gear for riding or for carrying loads. The wild animals include wolves, a hyena and an ostrich. Inanimate objects include containers for water, an incense burner, baskets, chests, barrels, camel saddles and much more. The series must have provided many children and adults with their first notion of Islamic society and culture and is rich in authentic details, such as a dromedary with its left front leg bent up and tied around the knee. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens dates the series ca. 1855, just after Sir Richard Burton's famous successful visit to Mecca disguised as an Islamic Afghan in 1853 (he was one of the few Europeans who had ever visited Mecca and lived to tell of it). The complete series of 24 leaves comprised four groups of leaves, each leaf with the title, relevant subtitle and imprint (without date) at the foot: 1-6: Die Ueberbringung des heiligen Teppich. 7-13: Die Reise durch die Wüste. 14-16: Das Lager in der Wüste. 17-24: Die Gefahren der Wüste. The artist is not named. The drawings are printed on unwatermarked wove paper. Since the paper is fairly thin and the drawn bases have no folding tabs, the publisher probably intended the cut-outs to be pasted onto card stock with a folding tab at the foot of the base so that they could stand with no other support. - With an occasional pencil mark. Lacking leaves 1-5 (all but the last leaf of the first group), but otherwise in good condition (remarkable good considering the wear and tear that most such items see) and with the other three groups complete. The whole is slightly browned and the edges somewhat tattered (1 small tear slightly affects one camel and another very slightly affects one drawn base). Richly detailed lithographic drawings for about 135 paper cut-outs for a Caravan to Mecca. Kleine Welt des Bilderbogens: der Wiener Verlag Trentsensky (1977), 111. Katharina Siefert, ed., Paläste, Panzer, Pop-up-Bücher: Papierwelten in 3D (2009), with a chapter, "Die Carawane nach Mecca", pp. 31-38. Not in KVK; WorldCat.

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        The Horseowner's Guide: Being a Synopsis of the Causes, Treatment, and Cure of the Most Common Diseases of Live Stock. Boston, George C. Rand & Avery, 1855.

      1855. 12mo. VI, (7)-72 pp. Publisher's original printed wrappers. First edition thus, "selected from 'Dadd's Chart of Veterinary Practice', with additions and improvements. The veterinarian George H. Dadd also authored the "Modern Horse Doctor", "Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse", and other specialised titles. - Scarce title on horse care; only 3 copies located on OCLC (2 in U.S.). Wraps are somewhat grubby; handwriting on top of front cover. Some light waterstaining and wear within; still a good copy. OCLC 624743331; 49964074.

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        "Rothe Nelken Walzer." Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug. O. O. u. D.

      1855. Titel, 6 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Bögen. Qu.-Folio. "Componirt und der Frau Gräfin Nina Apraxin gewidmet von Fürst Metternich". - Der Sohn des berühmten österreichischen Staatskanzlers Klemens Wenzel Fürst von Metternich diente 1855 als Legationssekretär in Paris, 1856 als österreichischer Gesandter und bevollmächtigter Minister am Dresdner Hof. 1859-71 war er Botschafter in Paris, wo er am Hof Napoleons III. mit seiner Gattin Pauline gesellschaftlich eine bedeutende Rolle spielte und vergeblich versuchte, Frankreich im Deutschen Krieg auf die Seite Österreichs zu ziehen; nach dem Sturz des Zweiten französischen Kaiserreichs sicherte er die Flucht Kaiserin Eugénies nach England. Als Komponist pflegte er vor allem die Tanzmusik für Klavier. "In harmonischem Zusammenwirken mit seiner populären Frau nahm der musikalisch sehr begabte Fürst in seiner noch über zwei Jahrzehnte währenden Wiener Periode ein kulturelles Mäzenatentum wahr" (ÖBL VI, 250). - Gering angestaubt.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-1856.

      1855. 3 volumes, 8vo. XVI, 388 pp. (2), IV, 426 pp. XII, 448 pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript ... was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books ... as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95.

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        Rundgemälde von Wien und dessen Umgebung aufgenommen nächst der Spinnerin am Kreuz und nächst der Villa am Laaerberge. [Vienna, J. B. Gregosch / J. Höfelichs Wwe., 1855].

      1855. Six-leaf panoramic view. Toned lithograph in contemp. colour, c. 205 x 660 mm each. Matted individually. Splendid, coloured circular panorama of Vienna, measuring roughly four metres in length. - Plate 1: Spinnerin am Kreuz/Arsenal. Plate 2: Penzing/Leopoldsberg. Plate 3: Kalksburg/Schönbrunn. Plate 4: Rothneusiedl/Rodaun. Plate 5: Schwechat/Laxenburg/Oberlaa. Plate 6: Simmeringer/Schwechat. Gregosch taught at the Budapest School of Arts and Crafts and was one of the illustrators of "Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild" (cf. Th./B.). - Extremely rare, especially when complete and in colour: the copy in the Wienmuseum and that in the Eckl collection are both uncoloured. Nebehay/Wagner II, 208 . Eckl coll. 869. Thieme/Becker XIV, 582.

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        Eglises, places publiques, Rues, Monumens. Collection des gravures. [Verso: Album-Souvenir]. [Vienna, c. 1855].

      1855. Small oblong 8vo (145 x 105 mm). 24 views engraved in steel (87:50 mm each) laid down on decorated backing paper. Original coloured portfolio. Both series of these charming views, probably printed by A. Payne, all mounted on the original backing paper and stored within the perfectly preserved original moirée portfolio printed in blue and gold. The unnumbered engravings, all with captions below, are individually laid down on toned slips of paper with ornamental and figural decoration (each with slight design variations) and bear no reference to printer, artist, or publisher. Apart from the conventional sights of Vienna, the present series features views of the Südbahnhof, the Polytechnical Institute, the Neue Markt and Casino, the Paradiesgarten, the Villa Metternich, the Ferdinandsbrücke with Jägerzeile, and the inn "Zum goldenem Lamm", all perfect as issued; the view of Lobkowitzplatz alone is somewhat shaded with dust towards the edges. Nebehay/Wagner follow the copy of the Vienna City Library in dividing the whole into two series of twelve views each (all present here). No further copy could be traced through library or collection catalogues; merely Gilhofer offered 12 views of the present series in its 1983 centenary catalogue (100 Jahre Gilhofer: Österreich, Geographie, Topographie und Geschichte in illustrierten Werken, no. 142 [with full-page illustration]: "Von großer Seltenheit".) Nebehay/Wagner III, 791. Not in Mayer, Eckl, etc.

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      1855. Carolus Tauchnitz, Lipsiae. 1855. In - 8.Carré. Relié cuir dos - coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable. VIII + 529 pages (texte en arabe, sens de lecture droite - gauche). Texte encadré (filets rouges). Titre, filets et roulettes dorés sur le dos. Etiquette de code sur la couverture. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Epidermures sur le dos. Plats légèrement frottés. Annotations au crayon dans les marges (numérotations). Curavit Gustavus Mauritius REDSLOB. Editio Stereotypa, Novis Chartis Impressa.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. London, Day & Son (vol. 3: New York, D. Appleton & Co.), 1855-1856.

      1855. 6 vols. bound as 3. Large 8vo (300 x 220 mm). With 250 numbered plates (image size 120 x 170 to 150 x 220 mm), including a tinted lithographed portrait of the artist, 6 tinted lithographed title-pages, 2 stone-engraved maps and 239 tinted and double-tinted lithographed and 2 chromolithographed views. Contemporary, richly gold-tooled reddish-brown morocco, side-stitched and oversewn, then sewn on 5 recessed cords, with a hollow back, 5 false bands on the spine, gold-tooled turn-ins, combed and curled marbled endpapers, headbands in red and yellow, gilt and gauffered edges. With thin paper guard leaves facing each plate. Second edition, with reduced illustrations but with more of them double-tinted or chromolithographed, of one of the most splendid and historically important visual records of the Middle East, after drawings by David Roberts (1796-1864) from the sketches he made from life during his travels through what is now Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon in 1838 and 1839. In Egypt he ventured up the Nile as far as the Nubian temples at Abu Simbel, near the present border with Sudan and travelled by camel through the Sinai to the extraordinary carved-rock buildings of Petra. These had been unknown to Europeans until Burckhardt discovered them in 1812 and 1813, so Roberts's views are among the earliest and are in many ways better than the few predecessors. In Lebanon he ventured as far as Baalbek, which had seen few European visitors before Egypt annexed it in 1832. Other sites he visited and drew include Cairo, Suez, Gaza, Jerusalem and Beirut. He was one of the first Europeans allowed to make drawings of the interior of mosques, so even in well-known cities these too opened a new world to European eyes. His views also provide a very detailed visual record of many sites that were afterward destroyed or disturbed. He drew them during the infancy of photography, before it reached the Middle East and long before it reached maturity there. His views of the modern cities also preserve records of both their architecture and their daily life and he shows spectacular landscapes in the mountains, around the Dead Sea and along the Nile and the Jordan. Roberts, born to a poor (Welsh?) family in Edinburgh, was apprenticed as a house painter, moved to London and worked his way up to paint sets for the Drury Lane Theatre and others. Thanks to patrons who appreciated his talents and hard work he was able to make the expensive and dangerous voyage through the Middle East. George Croly (in volumes 1-3) and William Brockedon (in volumes 4-6) provided explanatory and historical notes on the sites shown in Roberts's views. - Roberts's views were originally published in two separate works, issued in parts in the years 1842 to 1849 and often found together. One centred on the Holy Land, though also including views in other parts of the Middle East, while the other was devoted to Egypt and Nubia. The views in the former were made with only a single tint block and even the latter used fewer tint blocks than the present second edition and only one chromolithograph. The present edition, with sometimes very intricate double tints and two chromolithographs (with black and three tint blocks) is a masterpiece of tinted lithography. Since the lithographers used photographic reductions of the lithographic views of the first edition as an aid to their work, the book also pioneered the use of photography in graphic reproduction. The lithographed title-pages are dated 1855 except for those of vol. 3 (from the simultaneous New York issue, undated) and 6 (1856) but volumes 2-6 include plates dated 1856. The dates of the plates in all six volumes range from 16 April 1855 to 15 December 1856. - The title-page of volume 3 was intended for the simultaneous New York issue, but appears to have always been part of the present copy. In very good condition, with occasional light foxing, mostly on the backs of the plates, and with a faint marginal water stain in the lower outside corner of many plates in volumes 3 and 4, not approaching the printed image. The inside front hinge of the second volume as bound has separated from the book block and the bindings show some wear at the hinges and extremities, but they are otherwise also very good. 250 mostly tinted and double-tinted lithographs providing stunning early views of the Middle East, including Petra, Abu Simbel and the interiors of several mosques. Abbey, Travel 388 (lacking vols. 5-6). Blackmer 1432 (note). Gay 25. Hiler 205. Cf. Hamilton, Europe and the Arab world 66 (1842-49 ed.); Lipperheide, Lc 12 & Ma 27 (1842-49 ed.); Tooley 401f. (1842-49 ed.); not in Colas.

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        Histoire des constituants.

      Paris, Pagnerre et Lecou, 1855.4 vol. in-8 de [4]-374-[2] / [4]-534-[2] / [4]-477-[2] / [4]-472 pages, demi-maroquin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, encadrements et filets dorés, signets, ex-libris. Frottements à 3 nerfs du tome 4. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Louis de Bourbon-Siciles, avec son ex-libris. [Vicaire IV, 1006].

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        Kirchliche Topographie von Mähren, meist nach Urkunden und Handschriften.

      Brünn, Nitsch und Grosse, 1855 - 1861. - Erste Ausgabe. - Wurzbach LVIII, 73 ff: "Wolny`s Haupt- und ein wahres Wunderwerk; eine Fundgrube für Mährens Cultur-, Kirchen-, Personen- und Kunstgeschichte, das Ergebnis wahren Bienenfleißes und sorgfältiger Durchsicht von vielen tausend Urkunden". - Gregor Wolny (1793 - 1871) "studierte in Brünn Philosophie (1811) und in Olmütz Theologie (1812–1815). Im Jahre 1816 wurde er Mönch und trat im Kloster Raigern in Mähren dem Benediktinerorden bei. Im Kloster widmete er sich überwiegend historischen Arbeiten über Mähren, die nur durch eine pädagogische Tätigkeit als Professor für Weltgeschichte und Philologie am Brünner Gymnasium unterbrochen wurde (1821–1843). Er sammelte umfangreiches historisches und statistisches Material. Dazu gehörten zum Beispiel tausende von Urkunden, die ihm die Landtafel und die Bestände der mährischen Klöster, vorzugsweise aber die Archive des Olmützer Bistums und Kapitels zur Verfügung stellten, sowie amtliche Statistiken, ergänzt durch Berichte der Patrimonial- und kirchlichen Behörden. Seine Forschungsarbeiten inspirierten zahlreiche Schüler und Kollegen (zum Beispiel Christian d’Elvert, Beda Dudík, Peter von Chlumecký, Boczek, Chytil und andere) Ähnliches zu leisten. Als Anerkennung für seine Verdienste erhielt er die Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Prag und viele weitere Ehrungen" (Wikipedia Abruf vom 19.09.2016). - Abteilung 1: "Olmützer Erzdiöcese" in 5 Bdn.; Abt. 2 "Brünner Erzdiöcese" in 4 Bdn. - Ohne den erst 1866 erschienen General-Index. - Gebräunt, teils fleckig. Titel (teils mehrfach) gestempelt. Vereinzelt mit Anstreichungen. Exlibris. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5300 8°. Lwd. der Zeit mit Rückentitel (etw. bestoßen, Gelenke von Bd. 1 angeplatzt). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p. o. d.

      1855. 8vo. 3¼ pp. on double leaf. Apparently to the French aesthete, Symbolist poet, art collector and dandy Robert de Montesquiou (1855-1921), who had been the inspiration both for des Esseintes in Joris-Karl Huysmans' "À rebours" (1884) and for Baron de Charlus in Proust's "À la recherche du temps perdu" (1913-27), discussing his attending a conference and a novel by Gabriele D'Annunzio: "Vous 'ne doutez pas' comme disent les gens du monde, que je ne souhaite - sans guère l'espérer - d'être en état d'assister à la Conférence. Je serais heureux de me rendre compte par moi-même ce qu'en penserait la Petite (non, la Grande!) Mademoiselle. Elle a toujours eu un faible pour nous (ce qui est son fort!) Et le merveilleux roman de d'Annunzio me semble par son sujet convenir merveilleusement à l'instruction des enfants confiés à Miss Winter. Je vois là le thème tout indiqué pour les représentations de théâtre jouées au naturel entre frère et sœur. Vous voyez que je ne fais pas comme les gens qui font semblant de ne pas connaitre l'existence des enfants dont on ne leur a pas notifié la venue au monde. Je n'ai pas moins ressenti de cette omission, au tort de mes sentiments, d'une façon cruelle et durable 'car enfin mon respect et mon obéissance semblent dignes à mes yeux d'une autre récompense'. Mais cela ne m'empêche pas de les admirer tout de même beaucoup ! Votre très dévoué | Marcel Proust"'. - Slightly browned and spotty; small collection stamp on p. 1.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Feuerbach"). Bruckberg, 18. XII. 1855.

      1855. 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium with address to "Herrn / Friedrich Kapp / d[urch] E[inschluß]". On green "Bath" stationery. Unpublished letter to his friend, the just-naturalised American lawyer, writer, abolitionist, and politician Friedrich Kapp (1824-84) in New York, asking him for advice in financial and family matters, inquiring after Socialist friends, discussing a publication on slavery which Kapp had sent him and remarking on the character of the United States: "What contradictions are not in this America! What could they be with our striving and substance, and what could we be with their principle!" - In full: "Lieber Kapp. Im Vertrauen auf Deine vielbewährte Freundschaft erlaube ich mir, Dich in einer Angelegenheit meiner Schwestern um Deinen Rath u. Beistand zu bitten. Ich nehme um so weniger Anstand, als ich glaube, daß die Sache ganz in die Sphäre Deines wenigstens früheren Geschäftes einschlägt, ihre Erledigung Dir daher keine besonderen Umstände macht. Meine Schwestern haben nämlich, von den hohen Zinsen angelockt, vor einigen Jahren sich amerikanische Obligationen gekauft, sind nun aber, namentlich in Folge der niederschlagenden Eindrücke, die in letzter Zeit Amerika auf Europa gemacht hat, oft in großer Sorge, ob sie ihr Geld auf sicherm Grund angelegt haben. Von der Hand meines Bruders liegt eine Abschrift dieser Obligationen bei. Willst Du nicht so gut sein, Dich zu erkundigen: ob diese Papiere sicher sind u. wie sie stehen? u. im Falle, daß sie es nicht sind, Deinen Rath geben, ob sie u. wie sie dieselben gegen andere amerikanische Papiere verkaufen oder lieber ganz u. gar das papierene Amerika aufgeben sollen? Ich bin zu unwissend, um in dieser Beziehung meinen Schwestern ab oder zu rathen zu können? Aus diesem Grunde habe ich mich an Dich, den gründlichen, unparteiischen Kenner Amerikas gewandt. Daß Du das bist, haben die neuern Ereignisse nur zu sehr bewiesen. Mit Freude habe ich jedoch aus Deiner Sclavenschrift, die ich erst diesen Herbst gelesen, ersehen, daß Dich die erkannten Mängel nicht verhinderten, das zu Grunde liegende Freiheitsprincip anzuerkennen. Traurig, daß die Menschen, die Individuen doch dieses Princip nicht anders verwirklichen. Deine Schriften, namentlich auch die atlantischen Studien sind darum für den Anthropologen vom größten Interesse. Welche Widersprüche sind in diesem Amerika! Was wären sie mit unserm Streben [?] u. Inhalt u. was wären wir mit ihrem Princip! - Mit Bedauern haben wir aus der Zeitung den Tod Deines Schwiegervaters erfahren. Wie schmerzlich muß es für die Tochter sein, so spät ein solches Ereigniß aus weiter Ferne zu vernehmen! - Meine Schrift ist noch immer sehr zurück. Aber meine Schreiblust ist auch fast auf Null radicirt; nur im Lernen und Studiren bin ich unersättlich u. unermüdlich. Daher auch meine Faulheit u. Kargheit im Briefschreiben. Indem ich Dir u. den Deinigen Glück zum neuen Jahr von Herzen wünsche: Dein L. Feuerbach. / N[ach]schr[ift]. Von Otto Lüning, von dem ich viele Jahre gar nicht wußte, wo u. ob er auch noch lebe, erhielt ich vor Kurzem aus Zürich einen ergreifende[n] Brief, der mir den Tod seiner Gattin anzeigte. Bei dieser Gelegenheit erfuhr ich auch mit Bedauern, daß die L[...?] die wir zusammen in Darmst[adt] kennen gelernt in Amerika gestorben sei. Die Ideenassociation führt mich hier auch auf den Expfarrer, Exphilosophen, Exjournalisten, Exvater - er hat Weib u. Kind nämlich verlassen - u. noch mit unzähligen anderen Exs decorirten Stiedel. Weißt Du nichts von ihm? - Was ich Deinem lieben Bruder schrieb, erfährst Du von ihm selbst. Darum berührte ich den Gegenstand nicht bei Dir. Lebwohl!" - Feuerbach had met the student Kapp in Heidelberg in 1843. He had renewed his relationship with his old friend only in May after Kapp had sent him several of his recently-published works.

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      Alexandre Cadot Ed., 1855. in8 relié, demi-chagrin, 5 nerfs, piece de titre a l'or, deux tomes en un volume, Tome 1 : 1p de titre, 2p de dédicace, 6p d'introduction, 301p. Tome 2 : 1p de titre, 332p. Dos insolé, une mouillure sur un quarantaine de page du tome 1 sans atteinte au texte ( Hauts de pages a gauche.), une mouillure de 130p a la fin du tome 2 ( Hauts de pages a droite.) Non rogné. (13.4cm x 22.1cm.) Intérieur frais

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        Bulletin de la Société française de Photographie

      Paris, Au siège de la Société française de Photographie, 1855-1866. 12 tomes 1855-1866, 1855-1866, in-8, 12 tomes, , Les douze premières années, rares, du Bulletin de la Société française de photographie, dans une élégante reliure uniforme de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. LA SFP est la revue photographie la plus importante de la photographie ancienne. Ensemble complet de tous ses hors-textes : - 2 planches pour la première année, 1855 montrant le pied articulé de voyage et le chassis de Jules Clément ; - 1 planche pour l'année 1857 donnant une reproduction photolithographique (procédé Poitevin) ; - 1 photographie originale pour l'année 1863 : un spécimen des recherches de M. Blanquart-Evrard sur l'intervention de l'art dans la photographie. La première année reproduit les statuts du 15 novembre 1854, la liste des premiers fondateurs, et la Liste des membres titulaires, correspondants et amateurs au 31 décembre 1855. Précieux et bel exemplaire portant l'ex-libris imprimé des Ducs de Luynes, chateau de Dampierre. Rarissime dans une telle condition

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        Das allgemeine linguistische Alphabet. Berlin, Hertz, 1855.

      1855. Large 4to. (4), 64 pp., partly printed in red and black. Modern brown half cloth. First edition. - Rare work by the Egyptologist and linguist Carl R. Lepsius (1810-84), leader of the 1842/45 Prussian expedition to Egypt. In this treatise, he presented what must be regarded as one of the earliest attempts at a standardised phonetic alphabet for all languages - a function today fulfilled by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is still based primarily on the Latin alphabet. Among the many alphabetical systems which Lepsius takes into account are also Egyptian hieroglyphs as well as Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Sanscrit, Bengali, Armenian, Malay, Chinese, etc. - Somewhat browned and brownstained throughout with a noticeable waterstain. Some edge flaws. Title page shows library stamp of the Gymnasium of Venray, Netherlands. Kayser XIV, 24.

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        De la guérison immédiate des rétrécissements de l'urèthre et des blennorrhées invétérées coexistantes, et sur les effets dangereux des bougies. Mémoire accompagné de nombreux exemples de cas curieux, réfractaires et invétérés, guéris sur-le-champ par le Traitement éclectique immédiat indédit. [à la suite] Trois épisodes pour servir à l'histoire de la lithotripsie, vulgairement appelée lithotritie, ou deéfense obligée contre trois injustes attaques. [à la suite] De la lithotripsie sans fragments au moyen de deux procédés de l'extraction immédiate ou del apulvérisation immédiate des pierres vésicales par les voies naturelles [...].

      Paris, Labe, 1855.In-8 de [2]-224-[2]-87-VIII-357-[2] pages, demi-veau moucheté, dos à 4 nerfs orné d'initiales (J.R), roulettes, filets et fleurons dorés, étiquette de titre brune. Dos frotté, rares rousseurs, une croix et un numéro de classement au crayon rouge à la page de titre. Signature de J. Reverdin sur la page de titre du second opuscule. Avec deux planches en noir à la fin du troisième opus, dont une dépliante. Editions originales des deux premiers titres. De la bibliothèque du Professeur Jacques Reverdin (1842-1929) illustre médecin genevois qui fut chirurgien en chef de l'ambulance suisse durant le siège de Paris en 1870-1871. Adjoint et suppléant de Louis Odier à l'hôpital cantonal (1874-1877), il y fut ensuite chirurgien en chef (1878-1882). Professeur de pathologie externe et de médecine opératoire dès la création de la faculté de médecine de l'université de Genève (1876-1910), il fonda avec son cousin Auguste la première clinique chirurgicale privée à Genève. Il découvrit à Paris la greffe épidermique (1869), inventa et mit au point l'aiguille à suture dite "de Reverdin" (1879), décrivit le "myxœdème opératoire" (affection de la thyroïde, 1882), dont la paternité fut le sujet d'une controverse avec Theodor Kocher. Atteint de surdité en 1910, il cessa ses activités médicales et demissionna de sa chaire de professeur. Il s'adonna à l'étude des papillons; ses travaux lui valurent également une notoriété internationales. Il fut le cofondateur de l'Assocition des médecins du canton de Genève. (Roger Mayer in DHS).

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        Voyage au lac Supérieur. Extrait des Annales des Mines.

      Paris, Dalmont, 1855. 1855 1 vol. in-8° (228 x 137 mm.) de : (2) ff., 159, (1) pp. 4 planches depliante dont 2 cartes en couleurs. Brochage éditeur de papier brun, imprimé. Edition originale de cet ouvrage de Louis-Edouard Rivot (1820-1869), professeur à l'École des Mines de Paris. En 1853, il succède à Ebelmen dans la chaire de Docimasie. Rivot s'est également intéressé avec succès à la métallurgie et aux exploitations de mines, non seulement d'un point de vue scientifique et didactique, mais aussi d'un point de vue pratique : il fut conseiller de la Compagnie de Vialas et Villefort, dont il a amené les exploitations de plomb à une prospérité remarquée. A deux reprises, il se rendit aux mines de cuivre et d'argent du lac Supérieur, aux États-Unis. Tous les travaux de L.E. Rivot furent publiés soit dans les Annales des mines, soit dans les Annales de physique et de chimie ; les uns se rapportent à la métallurgie, à la description et à l'exploitation des gîtes métalliques et à la préparation mécanique des minerais, les autres à la chimie analytique. Cet ouvrage fut réédité dans son "Traité de métallurgie" consacré à l'étude des métaux contenant un grand nombre d'observations neuves et d'une grande précision, recueillies dans ses nombreux voyages en France, en Allemagne, en Hongrie et en Amérique. 1 vol. 8vo. 4 folding plates (2 coloured maps). Sewed. First edition of this study of metal undertaken around the Upper Lake by the French scientist L.E. Rivot (1820-1869). Sabin 71695. Howes R330 ("b" rating). Can. Arch. I, 2502. Gagnon I, 3036. Not in T.P.L., Dionne, Amtmann, or Lande. "Extrait des Annales des mines, tome VII, page 173".

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        les fleurs du mal dans la revue des deux mondes, seconde série de la nouvelle période, avril-mai-juin 1855 .

      revue des deux mondes, Paris 1855 - BAUDELAIRE Charles, les fleurs du mal dans la revue des deux mondes, seconde série de la nouvelle période, avril-mai-juin 1855 .grand in-8 percaline foncée , dos à 5 faux nerfs, titre et tomaison doré. Édition originale des 18 premiers poèmes publiés pour la première fois sous le nom des "Fleurs du Mal", et qui occupent les pages 1079 à 1093, elles présentent de très nombreuses variantes par rapport au texte de l'édition originale qui ne sera publiée qu'en 1857 par Poulet-Malassis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'en 1789.

      Paris Furne 1855-1860 17 forts vol. in-8, demi chagrin vert, dos lisses ornés, des rousseurs. (Reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire dans une reliure d'une parfaite fraicheur. Nombreuses planches gravées h.t.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Italie. Partie septentrionale. Partie Méridionale et en Sicile.

      Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1855-1856. Due volumi in 8° grande (mm 263x165), pp. VIII, 544, [23] tavole fuori testo, 525, [23] tavole fuori testo. Il primo volume è rilegato in percallina marrone, mentre la legatura del secondo è in percallina verde. Entrambe le legature presentano una ricca edicola con figure allegoriche, lupa capitolina e armi papali impresse in oro, rosso, verde e blu al piatto anteriore. Al piatto posteriore e al dorso oltre alle armi papali e alla lupa capitolina, che si ripetono, compaiono anche fregi e figure allegoriche. I tagli sono dorati. Si tratta della prima edizione illustrata. Presenta una vignetta incisa su acciaio ai frontespizi e 46 suggestive tavole fuori testo disegnate ed incise dai fratelli Rouargue, nelle quali vengono raffigurate le principali città italiane (Torino, Genova, Milano, Brescia, Padova, Venezia, Bologna, Ancona, Livorno, Pisa, Firenze, Napoli, Palermo&hellip,). Cinque di queste, colorate da mano coeva, ritraggono invece scene di costume. Di ogni città sono messe in evidenza le bellezze paesaggistiche, i tesori d'arte, i musei, le istituzioni benefiche e culturali, ecc. Ottima copia, caratterizzata da usuali fioriture della carta.

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      J.-P. Migne. 1855. In-4 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs. 1232 + 1668 + 1312 + 1210 pages. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Pièces de titre rouges et noires et étiquettes de code sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse au dos des 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos et bords des plats frottés. Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne.

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         [NANTES] La Poissonnerie à Nantes.

      Paris F. Sinnett circa 1855 242 x 268 mm. Estampe dessinée et lithographiée en couleurs par Asselineau. Elève de Roehn à Paris, Léon-Auguste Asselineau exposa au Salon de 1836 à 1847. Il fut connu surtout comme illustrateur et travailla pour le Moyen-Age pittoresque, dirigé par Viollet Le Duc. Rousseurs légères.

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        Biographical Memoir of John Montagu

      Harrison, London 1855 - Thick octavo, portrait frontispiece; in original blind-stamped cloth. Fascinating work on colonial affairs, of particular note for the governorship of Tasmania. Montagu, married to Arthur's neice, was an efficient reformer of the civil service, but was perceived by Sir John Franklin as one of the Arthur's 'clique', which Franklin was keen to break. Personal differences between Montagu and Franklin escalated in the wake of conflicting views on transportation and a charge (later quashed) that Montagu had been behind an article besmirching Franklin. Turnbull (an anti-transportationist, surgeon & Presbyterian Minister), along with Sir John Pedder attempted mediation but to no avail.With an appealing blind stamp of the Hobart bookseller Walch. This is the copy of Adam Turnbull who served with Montagu in his time as Colonial Secretary under Governors Arthur and Sir John Franklin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ethnological and Philological Essays. 1. Probable Origin of the American Indians. II. Question of the Supposed Lost Tribes of Israel. III. The Ancient Languages of France and Spain

      London: Hall and Virtue, 1855. First edition thus. 8vo. (ii), 42; (ii), 57, (1); 30 pp. Publisher's blindstamped cloth, gilt lettered to the upper board. Spine slightly faded, sympathetically recased, an excellent copy. Sabin, 37399. Three individually paginated works bound in one volume, with a general title page plus separate title pages to the first two works. Sabin refers to the separately published edition of the first work, issued in 1854 by E. Lumley, and mentions that only 100 copies of this collected edition were printed.

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        Storia universale...

      Unione tupografico-editrice, 1855-58. Ventidue tomi legati in ventuno volumi di cm. 18, pp. 15.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Legatura formata Facconi - Parma. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Dodici volumi compongono il corpus principale dell'opera, mentre i successivi novi (suddivisi in molte parti) contengono i documenti, le biografie, ecc... e infine l'ultimo è interamente composto dagli indici dell'opera.

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        4 Bände) Geschichte der Logik im Abendlande.

      Leipzig; Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1855 - / 1861; 1967 u. 1870. 8°. XII; 733 S. / XII; 399 S. / VIII; 426 S. und VIII; 305 S. Gute, stabile Exemplare; Einbände leicht berieben; Schnitt u. wenige Seiten innen gering fleckig; Band IV mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Rücken. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - 4 BÄNDE. - EA. - Band 2 Dr. Joseph Poezl gewidmet. // Carl Prantl, seit 1872 Ritter von Prantl (* 28. Januar 1820 in Landsberg am Lech; † 14. September 1888 in Oberstdorf im Allgäu) war ein deutscher Philosoph. Im Alter von 17 Jahren begann er in München das Studium des klassischen Altertums (u.a. bei Friedrich Thiersch und Leonhard Spengel), das er nach 4 Jahren mit seiner Dissertation abschloss. Ein Reisestipendium brachte ihn 1842/43 nach Berlin, wo er vor allem bei August Boeckh und Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg hörte. Er war ab 1847 außerordentlicher, ab 1859 ordentlicher Professor der Philologie und 1864 der Philosophie in München. Die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften wählte ihn 1848 zu ihrem außerordentlichen Mitglied, 1857 folgte die Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied. Weiterhin war er Mitglied der Akademie in Berlin. 1872 erhielt er das Ritterkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bayrischen Krone und wurde dadurch als Ritter von Prantl in den persönlichen Adelsstand erhoben. Für das Jahr 1879/80 wurde er zum Rektor der Münchner Universität gewählt. Sein Sohn war der Botaniker Carl Prantl. Prantl veröffentlichte zahlreichen Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Philosophie, über die Rechtsphilosophie und die Logik. Als sein Hauptwerk gilt die "Geschichte der Logik im Abendland". // INHALT : Einleitung - I Abschnitt Die Eleaten und Sophisten - Xenophanes Parmenides Melissos - Zeno - die Sophisten - (Protagoras - Gorgias - Prodikos - ) ihr rhetorischer Nominalismus - ihre Fang- und Trug-Schlüsse - II Abschnitt Sokrates und die einseitigen So-kratiker unter letzteren besonders die Megariker - Sokrates - Aristippus - Rückfall des Antisthenes in die Sophistik - Die Megariker - ihr principieller Standpunkt - (die angebliche Ideenlehre derselben - die Tendenz ihrer Eristik - ihre Fang- und Trug-Schlüsse - Die Elisch-Eretrische Schule - III Abschnitt Plato und die ältere Akademie - Plato's principielle Auffassung und ihre Bedeutung für die Logik - seine Stellung zu den Sophisten und Megarikern - Unterscheidung der wahren Dialektik von der Sophistik und Eristik - Entwicklung der wahren Dialektik - (das Urtheil - Spuren von Kategorien - die Ideen - Methode der Einteilung - Die ältere Akademie (Speusippus - Xenokrates - IV Abschnitt Aristoteles - Allgemeines - Die logischen Schriften des Arist - Unterscheidung des Dialektischen und Apodeiktischen - Bedeutung der Dialektik und ihrer verwerflichen Unterarten - Bedeutung der Apodeiktik - das menschliche Denken in seiner Unmittelbar-keit und Allgemeinheit - die menschliche Aussage - die wis-senschaftliche Aufgabe der Apodeiktik - die wesentlichen Momente in dem begründenden Verfahren - das angebliche principium identitatis bei Arist - das Princip der aristot Logik - und deren Stellung - Die Lehre vom Urtheile - Bejahung und Verneinung - sog Quantität der Urtheile - verschiedene Art der Verneinung - Gegensatz und Widerspruch - Mängel der aristot Auffassung hierin - Urtheile der Möglichkeit und der Nothwendigkeit - und deren Verneinungen - Die Kategorienlehre - Bedeutung der Kategorie überhaupt - Bezeichnung der objeetiven allseitig determinirten Wesen - die feste Aussage der concreten Galtungsbestimmtheiten - sprachliche Function der Kategorien - angebliche Zehnzahl derselben - Die Lehre vom Begriffe - das Ansichsein und dessen Form - die Wesenheit als Substrat und Snbjecl - der Verwirk-lichungsprocess des begrifflichen Seins - die Arten des Gegenüber-liegens das Enthlösstsein der Unterschied als artbildend - die begriffliche Form der individuellen Wesenheit - Causalität im schöpferischen Begriffe - Vereinigung von Stoff und Form - das einzeln Individuelle und das ewige Einfache - die begrifflichen und die stofflichen Theile - begriffliches Sein d [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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