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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Innsbruck bzw. ohne Ort, 1856-1865 bzw. o. J.. Zus. 6 S., Kl.-8° bis 4°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "Der im böhmischen Reichenberg geborene Heinrich Hlasiwetz erlernte die Pharmazie, studierte darauf an den Universitäten Jena, Wien und Prag, wurde 1849 Assistent Friedrich Rochleders, 1851 außerordentlicher und 1854 ordentlicher Professor der Chemie in Innsbruck. Hier errichtete er ein chemisches Laboratorium und wirkte mit großem Erfolg als Lehrer und Forscher. 1867 folgte er einem Ruf als Professor der chemischen Technologie an der Technischen Hochschule in Wien, und 1869 vertauschte er diese Lehrkanzel mit der für allgemeine Chemie. 1873 übernahm er das Referat für technische Hochschulen im Unterrichtsministerium. Hlasiwetz hat ungemein zahlreiche Untersuchungen, namentlich auf dem Gebiet der organischen Chemie, geliefert. Besonders bemerkenswert sind seine Arbeiten über Buchenteerkreosot, Harze, Gerbsäuren, Phloroglucin, über Alkaloide, Zuckerarten und Eiweißstoffe [..]" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Tlw. kl. Knickspuren bzw. Randläsuren. Ein Brief m. kl. Randausriß (ohne Textverlust). -

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos y antigüedades y vistas pintorescas en láminas dibujadas del natural y litografiadas por F. J. Parcerisa. Acompañadas de texto por P. Piferrer.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Repullés, 1839 1856 - Fol. (30 x 21, 2 cm.) 10 vols. magníficamente encuadernados en holandesa puntas de época, lomo con hierros y título en oro, cabeza y cortes dorados. Frontis y portadas en cromolitografía, numerosas litografías a toda plana, y capitulares cromolitografiadas. Ejemplares en perfecto estado, muy limpios. Francisco Javier Parcerisa, pintor y litógrafo, fue miembro de la Comisión Real de los Monumentos Históricos y Artísticos y miembro correspondiente de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi, de Barcelona. Concibió la idea de Recuerdos y Bellezas de España con la idea de compilar y editar una gran obra que recogiera las principales bellezas artísticas de los distintos rincones de España –monumentos, artes y antigüedades– en una serie de volúmenes, cubriendo cada uno de ellos una región distinta del país. Acompañada siempre de textos de los mejores literatos del momento. Parcerisa se inspiró en el francés Alexandre de Laborde, en el escocés David Roberts y otros dibujantes de la época. La envergadura de esta empresa ponía serios impedimentos a su realización. Pero su tenaz voluntad hizo realidad esta obra. Asociado en primer lugar con Piferrer y luego con José María Quadrado, Pí y Margall y Pedro de Madrazo, quienes se encargaron de la parte literaria, se inició este proyecto en el que Parcerisa se encargó de ejecutar la ilustración él mismo con ayuda de Vicente Urrabieta y Ramón Puiggarí y los litógrafos Isla, Molina y Andreas Léopold. Muchas de estas vistas de España fueron tomadas del natural, con una visión original y libre en el tratamiento de la luz y la perspectiva aérea. Se inició su publicación en 1839 ilustrada con 588 litografías. Mientras la obra fue creciendo, se fue publicando por entregas quincenales mediante suscripción. La obra sufrió diferentes carencias y vicisitudes. Parcerisa aceptó la ayuda ajena para terminar los últimos dos volúmenes y aun así le faltó el apoyo necesario, lo cual le hizo dejar el proyecto inconcluso. Cataluña (2 vols.), Aragón, Reino de Granada, Castilla la Nueva (2 vols.), Asturias y León, Córdoba, Sevilla y Cádiz, Mallorca. Ejemplar excepcional, muy bien encuadernado, muy limpio. Se publicaron dos volúmenes más, los correspondientes a la entonces denominada Castilla La Vieja, que no están presentes. Palau, 252871 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise um die Erde nach Japan an Bord der Expeditions-Escadre unter Commodore M. C. Perry in den Jahren 1853, 1854 und 1855, unternommen im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten. Mit zehn vom Verfasser nach der Natur aufgenommenen Ansichten in Tondruck ausgeführt in Holzschnitt von Eduard Kretzschmar.

      Leipzig, New York Hermann Constenoble, Carl F. Günther, 1856.. Deutsche EA. 2 Bde. Gr8°. 321 S. / 375 S. O-Percaline. Lesefaden. Kopffarbschnitt. Marmorierter Schnitt. Lesefaden. Seiten teils stockfleckig, die Tafel-Abbildungen jedoch weitgehend sauber. Gut erhaltene Bände..

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        [New Testament in High Wenli]

      Canton: London Missionary Society,, 1856. Delegates version. Octavo (225 x 134 mm). Original stitched dark buff wrappers. Housed in a cream phase box. From the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion. A few light creases and small nicks to the darkened wrappers, margins of text block toned. An excellent copy. An early printing of the Delegates' version of the New Testament in High Wenli, the first edition of which was published in Shanghai in 1852. Referred to as the Delegates' version due to the cooperative approach to the translation work: several missions were involved, and each would appoint a delegate to join a general committee of revision to vote on the final text. This particular version was undertaken by W. H. Mehurst (London Missionary Society), W. J. Boone (American Episcopal Mission), W. M. Lowrie (American Presbyterian Mission), John Stronach (London Mission Society), E. C. Bridgman (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions), as well as several Chinese scholars, including Wang Tao. The Delegates' version of the Bible was the principal translation throughout the latter half of the 19th century, before it was displaced by the Union Mandarin version published in 1919.

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        Die Entwickelungs-Geschichte von Petromyzon Planeri. Eine von der Holländischen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Haarlem im Jahre 1856 gekrönte Preisschrift.

      . Ohne Ort und Jahr (Haarlem, Lossjes, 1856, (2), 49, (1) pp., mit 8 farblith. Taf., Halbeinenband um 1900 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmor. deckelbezügen; Tafeln fleckig, leicht gebräuntes, breitrandiges Exemplar.. First Edition of Max Johann Sigismund Schultze's (1825-1874) "Major contribution to the study of the comparative embryology of fishes" was this "first substantive description of lamprey development was that of Schultze (1856), who amongst other observations demonstrated the somewhat unequal holoblastic cleavage of the egg". John P. Wourms : The Rise of Fish Embryology in the Nineteenth Century. AMER. ZOOL., 37 (1997): pp.269-310

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        John A MacDonald initialed and written address on cover Toronto May 1856 with legal resolution document content, (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation)

      1856. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. WHEN JOHN A. MACDONALD WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA WESTAuthentic original May 6 1856 cover and legal contents with signed initials and address in hand. Both sides of cover and initials with document contents inclosed. Stampless government official free rate, signed with JAMD AG initials in LL corner. (AG =Attorney General of Canada West) Addressed to: J Linton Esq , Clerk of the Peace, Stratford , CW. Postmarked: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY CANADA MAY 6 1856 (located at Toronto) Pence issues period stampless cover with contents. Size of cover as is: 8 1/4" x 4 1/4" Laid blue paper.(reduced from a 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" original stationery envelope--similar in size to a modern no 10 envelope). Envelope is reduced by approximately 1 1/4" (32mm) at right where opened. 2 horizontal creases across the entire in lower portion. Several closed tears at top (incl 20mm to right of postmark, 15mm in center); Torn Back flap. Backstamped: Stratford MY 7 1856.The Legislative Assembly was located at Toronto, Canada West in the old Parliament of Upper Canada Buildings facing Front Street ,east of Simcoe St and west of John St. John A MacDonald's Attorney General's office was located in the old York Hospital building in the block Northwest of King St and John St where this document and or its contents would likely have originated (today's location of the Bell Lightbox film center and the Festival condominium tower). CONTENTS: (Original printed document by the Queen's Printer) 'Resolutions to be moved in the Committee of the Whole by the Hon. Mr. Attorney General Macdonald on Wednesday the 7th of May 1856' (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation) CONDITION NOTES FOR DOCUMENT CONTENTS: some separation along the folds. Writing Docketing appears to be by Stratford County Court clerk's office at time of receipt. 18 days later on May 24 1856, John A MacDonald became the most powerful politician in Canada for the first time. On that date he assumed the leadership of the conservatives and the position as joint premier of Canada.In 1856 as the member of Parliament for Kingston and Attorney General for Canada West, John A MacDonald rose for the first time to the most powerful position in Canadian politics replacing Allan McNab on May 24 as the Canada West joint Premier of the Province of Canada. (The Province of Canada was made up of what is today Ontario and Quebec) MacDonald's rise to leader followed heated debates and disagreements during April and May including within his own party's coalition. One of the notable disagreements in those months was regarding the frequent moving of the Legislature among cities. The assembly was deadlocked in disagreement for choosing a future location for the capital. It was at McDonald's urging, a new procedure that involved asking Queen Victoria to choose, that lead to the permanent choice of Ottawa in 1857. The events of the winter-spring legislative session of 1856 at Toronto were the beginning of Macdonald's permanent position as head of the conservatives. No doubt the course was now set for Canada's formation as an independent country under the dominant influence of Canada's foremost Father of Confederation.Sir John A MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891. He was Attorney General of Canada West from 1854 to 1858, 1858 to 1862 and from 1864 to 1867.

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        MES LIRICO DE MARIA LOS CANCIONEROS DE MONTSERRAT

      Imprenta de José Orgas - Barcelona. 1856. Holandesa con puntas. 289Pág+3h. 24X18. Profusamente ilustrado de grabados musicales. Primera edición con letra y música. Bella obra y rara. Ref 9.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Hill, Rowland (1795-1879). Reformer who originated the basic concepts of the modern postal service, including the postage stamp; author of Post Office Reform (1837; Printing and the Mind of Man 306a), which resulted in a comprehensive reform of the British postal service. 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        Carta Esférica De Una Parte De La Isla De Sto Domingo Con Los Desemboques Al N. De La Misma.

      1856 - Madrid, 1856, 920 x 590mm. A detailed sea-chart of part of Santo Domingo, marking reefs and sandbanks, with wrapped edges and lighthouses picked out in red and yellow.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, British Museum, 10. XII. 1856.. 2 S., 4°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Owen "wird nach Charles Darwin als zweitbedeutendster Naturforscher des Viktorianischen Zeitalters angesehen [...]. Er schrieb bedeutende Arbeiten zur vergleichenden Osteologie und Odontologie der Wirbeltiere. Während seiner Untersuchungen an in Großbritannien gefunden Reptilenfossilien prägte er 1841 den Begriff Dinosauria'. Im darauf folgenden Jahr revidierte er Georges Cuviers Gruppen der Wiederkäuer (Ruminantia) und der Dickhäuter (Pachydermata) und ersetzte diese durch die noch heute gebräuchlichen Untergruppen der Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) und Unpaarhufer (Perissodactyla). 1843 führte Owen den Begriff der Homologie ein und trennte ihn vom ähnlichen Begriff der Analogie. Unter Anwendung seines Homologie-Prinzips konstruierte Owen einen abstrakten Archetypus', anhand dessen er die Entwicklung der Wirbeltiere teleologisch erklärte. Während seines Wirkens als Superintendent der naturgeschichtlichen Sammlung des Britischen Museums setzte er sich für die Errichtung eines unabhängigen Naturgeschichtsmuseums, dem heutigen Natural History Museum, ein, dessen erster Direktor er bis 1883 war" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Ränder m. kl. Knickspuren. -

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        John A MacDonald initialed and written address on cover Toronto May 1856 with legal resolution document content, (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation)

      1856. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. WHEN JOHN A. MACDONALD WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA WESTAuthentic original May 6 1856 cover and legal contents with signed initials and address in hand. Both sides of cover and initials with document contents inclosed. Stampless government official free rate, signed with JAMD AG initials in LL corner. (AG =Attorney General of Canada West) Addressed to: J Linton Esq , Clerk of the Peace, Stratford , CW. Postmarked: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY CANADA MAY 6 1856 (located at Toronto) Pence issues period stampless cover with contents. Size of cover as is: 8 1/4" x 4 1/4" Laid blue paper.(reduced from a 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" original stationery envelope--similar in size to a modern no 10 envelope). Envelope is reduced by approximately 1 1/4" (32mm) at right where opened. 2 horizontal creases across the entire in lower portion. Several closed tears at top (incl 20mm to right of postmark, 15mm in center); Torn Back flap. Backstamped: Stratford MY 7 1856.The Legislative Assembly was located at Toronto, Canada West in the old Parliament of Upper Canada Buildings facing Front Street ,east of Simcoe St and west of John St. John A MacDonald's Attorney General's office was located in the old York Hospital building in the block Northwest of King St and John St where this document and or its contents would likely have originated (today's location of the Bell Lightbox film center and the Festival condominium tower). CONTENTS: (Original printed document by the Queen's Printer) 'Resolutions to be moved in the Committee of the Whole by the Hon. Mr. Attorney General Macdonald on Wednesday the 7th of May 1856' (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation) CONDITION NOTES FOR DOCUMENT CONTENTS: some separation along the folds. Writing Docketing appears to be by Stratford County Court clerk's office at time of receipt. 18 days later on May 24 1856, John A MacDonald became the most powerful politician in Canada for the first time. On that date he assumed the leadership of the conservatives and the position as joint premier of Canada.In 1856 as the member of Parliament for Kingston and Attorney General for Canada West, John A MacDonald rose for the first time to the most powerful position in Canadian politics replacing Allan McNab on May 24 as the Canada West joint Premier of the Province of Canada. (The Province of Canada was made up of what is today Ontario and Quebec) MacDonald's rise to leader followed heated debates and disagreements during April and May including within his own party's coalition. One of the notable disagreements in those months was regarding the frequent moving of the Legislature among cities. The assembly was deadlocked in disagreement for choosing a future location for the capital. It was at McDonald's urging, a new procedure that involved asking Queen Victoria to choose, that lead to the permanent choice of Ottawa in 1857. The events of the winter-spring legislative session of 1856 at Toronto were the beginning of Macdonald's permanent position as head of the conservatives. No doubt the course was now set for Canada's formation as an independent country under the dominant influence of Canada's foremost Father of Confederation.Sir John A MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891. He was Attorney General of Canada West from 1854 to 1858, 1858 to 1862 and from 1864 to 1867.

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        Papermaking at the Hayle Mill 1808-1987

      Newwark, VT: The Janus Press, 2008. First edition.. Softcover. Fine. Limited edition, one of 200 copies finely printed letterpress on Finale, the final paper made at the Hayle Mill, this being number 89. The book is bound longstitch through a vellum spine with covers of Barcham Green Nefertiti. In the publisher's clamshell case along with the folding map of the Loose Valley as it was in 1856 with its paper mills, a portfolio of 19 vintage photographs showing the mill and various papermaking operations, and a final portfolio of 12 papers made at the mill. A fine exemplar.

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        Evangeline - A Tale of Acadie

      London: Ernest Nister, and in New York by E. P. Dutton & Co, 1856. Early. Hard Cover. Very Good+. DIXON, Arthur. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2", 6, [5]-160pp., Front cover is beautifully decorated in dark green and red floral design with beautiful gilt stamping of title and author. All page edges gilt. Decorated endpapers with overall spotting to front and back, portraying Acadians traveling from home -- endpapers bear  printed signature of A. B. Dixon. All twelve full page color plates and 40 small in-text colour Illustrations are charming and very attractive. Small B&W in-text illustrations also throughout the book. Very light rubbing to corners and spine ends with a couple of very minor spots on back cover, otherwise very good+ condition.The text of the title page reads: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated by Arthur Dixon. In 1713, Acadia, or, as it is now named, Nova Scotia, was ceded to Great Britain by the French. Some time after, war having again broken out between the French and British in Canada, the Acadians were accused of having assisted the French, and the British Government ordered them to be removed from their homes, and dispersed throughout the other colonies, at a distance from their much loved land. The poem is descriptive of the fate of some of the persons involved in these calamitous proceedings.

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        Poppenbüttel an der Alster. Altkolorierter Doppeltondruck ( Lithographie ) von Wilhelm Heuer um 1856. Druck von Charles Fuchs....

      Hamburg, Carl Gassmann, 1856.. (...( vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon, hier unter der laufenden Nummer 44a verzeichnet aus der Serie *Hamburg und seine Umgebungen* )). Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,7 x 22,9 cm, im Außenrand mit floraler Bordüre. Gesamtgröße des Blattes: 28 x 34,2 cm. Das Blatt gebräunt, gering fleckig, etwas angeknickt ( linke obere Ecke stärker angeknickt ) , die obere rechte Ecke im Außenrand beschädigt und mit hinterlegtem Einriß. Verso im Außenrand mit Resten alter Montierung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Sitten und Sagen, Lieder, Sprüchwörter und Räthsel des Eifler Volkes, nebst einem Idiotikon. Mit einer Nachrede von Karl Simrock.

      Trier, Lintz 1856-58.. Zwei Bände und Beiband, s.u., insgesamtdrei, gebunden in einem Band. 19 x 12 cm. XIII, 152; XIV, 234 S. (Teil 2 vor Tl 1 gebunden). Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Einband berieben und mit kl. Fehlstellen beim Papierbezug. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk des Pfarrers Jean Linden in Wiltz (Luxemburg) auf dem vorderen Spiegel. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt.. Epochale Sammlung des Landpfarrers Johann Hubert Schmitz, darin Bd. 1: Sitten und Bräuche, Lieder, Sprüchwörter und Räthsel des Eifler Volkes. Bd. 2: Sagen und Legenden des Eifler Volkes. Vorgebunden: Sagen des Eifellandes nebst mehren [!] darauf bezüglichen Dichtungen gesammelt u. hrsg. von J. H. Schmitz, katholischem Pfarrer in der Eifel. Erstes Bändchen (alles Erschienene). Trier, Lintz 1847. IV, (5) - 93 S., [1] Bl. Johann Hubert Schmitz, Theologe und Heimatforscher, (* 27.8. 1807 in Manderscheid, + 11.10. 1882 in Wittlich) studierte in Trier katholische Theologie und wurde am 18.5. 1834 dort zum Priester geweiht. Er fungierte als Kaplan in Wittlich und ab 1838 als Pfarrer von Gillenfeld. Am 1.5. 1857 wurde er zum Pfarrer von Zell ernannt und amtierte ab 1858 auch als Dechant des Dekanates Zell. Zum Dr. theol. wurde er am 14.7. 1857 promoviert (Martin Persch in BBKL Band IX (1995) Spalten 501-502). Sehr selten.

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        Military Document Signed as President

      Washington, 1856. unbound. 1 page on vellum, partly printed, 17.5 x 13.5 inches, April 13, 1856. In this document, President Pierce appoints Alexander Murry a "Second Lieutenant in the Tenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Pierce and countersigned by Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War. Dark bold signatures, natural folds, and a white seal still affixed and in pristine condition. Overall very good(+) condition. Alexander Murry (1823 - 1883) was a Civil War officer, 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was later commissioned a Major in the Regular Army with the Ordnance Dept.

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        Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université de Paris... Recherches sur les gaz ionisés...Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1902.

      First edition, the dedication copy, warmly inscribed to Nobel laureate J. J. Thomson (1856-1940), of Langevin's doctoral thesis. Langevin spent the year 1897-8 working with Thomson at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, during a period of high excitement when Thomson had just identified the electron and studies of the newly discovered X-rays and radioactivity were being carried out in his laboratory. The study of ionization in gases was then at the heart of physics, having led to the discovery of the electron and the elucidation of properties of X-rays, the state of the art being summarized in Thomson's classic book <i>Conduction of electricity through gases</i> (1903). Under Thomson's direction, Langevin worked on ionization by X-rays, in the process discovering, independently of Sagnac, that X-rays liberate secondary electrons from metals. Based on work carried out with Thomson, Langevin's thesis was completed on his return to Paris under the supervision of Pierre Curie. "The thesis, a notable one, ... dealt mainly with the recombination and mobilities of ions, their coefficients and the relations between them. It is a standard work on this subject. In it he also devised and applied new and elegant methods of measuring these quantities which were an advance on all their predecessors and have not since been improved upon to any appreciable extent" (<i>Nature</i>, Vol. 146 (1940), p. 750, recording the award of the Royal Society's Copley Medal to Langevin).<br/><br/> Langevin (1872-1946), France's leading practitioner and expositor of mathematical physics, studied under Jean Perrin and Pierre Curie; a close friend of both Curies, he was present at the birth of the study of radioactivity. Soon after completing his thesis, "Langevin entered the Collège de France to substitute for E. E. N. Mascart, whom he replaced in 1909... In his laboratory at the Collège de France, Langevin continued to study ions in gases, liquids, and dielectrics... In his dissertation he had already given a method of calculating the mobility of both positive and negative ions during their passage through a condenser by considering their diffusion and recombination" (DSB). <br/><br/> Langevin's first theoretical papers appeared in 1904 and 1905, and dealt with the concept of electromagnetic mass, its rate of increase with velocity, and the related contraction hypotheses which suggested the impossibility in principle of determining the earth's motion through the ether. He proposed, a year before Einstein, the famous mass-energy equivalence relation. Einstein once said that Langevin would have "developed the special theory of relativity if it hadn't been done elsewhere," and praised the "extraordinary vivacity and clarity" of Langevin's scientific thinking (quoted in Quinn, <i>Marie Curie</i>, p. 260). <br/><br/> In 1905 Langevin "published what was perhaps his most original and enduring contribution to physical theory, a quantitative account of paramagnetism and diamagnetism which demonstrated, he said, that it was "possible, using the electron hypothesis, to give precise meaning to the ideas [molecular models] of Ampère and Weber"" (DSB). <br/><br/> Langevin is also known for the "Langevin equation," a new approach to Brownian motion he developed in 1908. It has proved particularly useful in the study of the molecular fluctuations of numerous systems, including non-equilibrium thermodynamics. It is still used by biophysicists to study biological fluids which contain many particles in suspension. <br/><br/> In 1909, Langevin was appointed to the prestigious position of titular Professor at the "Collège de France". He participated actively in the Solvay Physics meetings from the first one in 1911, was elected as a member of its scientific committee in 1921 then as President in 1927, in succession to Lorentz. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1934. <br/><br/> Langevin's thesis was published by Gauthier-Villars, who published Marie Curie's thesis on radioactivity a year later.. 8vo, pp. [viii], 207, [1], diagrams in text. Full maroon morocco presentation binding, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, a.e.g., silk endpapers, inner gilt dentelles. Cloth slipcase. Provenance: Sir Joseph John Thomson (gilt initials to f.f.e.p.; autograph presentation inscription on dedication leaf: "En souvenir de l'annee delicieuse que j'ai passe a Cambridge et de l'inoubliable hospitalite que j'y ai recu, j'offre au Professeur J. J. Thomson cette modeste contribution a l'oeuvre qu'il a, plus que tout autre, contribue a edifier. Bien affectueusement, P. Langevin")

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        Ansicht von Wien aufgenommen vom St. Stephansthurme: 3.

      Wien, k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856.. Farblithografie nach Johann Breyer, Bildausschnitt 34 x 45 cm, Blattgr. 44,5 x 54,5 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 110/3, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich W5581. Die in Summe 4 Blatt umfassende Ansicht von Johann Breyer ist keine Rundschau im eigentlichen Sinn, denn die Blätter lassen sich nicht zu einem Panorama zusammen setzen, vielmehr sind sie als Serie von Einzelansichten zu verstehen; Blatt 3 der Serie ist nach Nordwesten orientiert, von der Michaelerkirche am linken und dem Ufer des Donaukanals am rechten Bildrand mit den Bezirken Josephstadt und Alsergrund dahinter und dem Kahlen- und Leopoldsberg im Hintergrund; mit einigen unbedeutenden Randläsuren sonst von tadelloser Erhaltung, mit Sammlungsstempel auf der Rückseite.

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        TA., Dom, "Mailand, den 18. May 1856".

      . gouachierte Lithographie, dat. 1856, 15 x 21. In leuchtendem Gouachenkolorit. Die Ansicht ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und auf einem alten Albumblatt montiert. Rechts unten von alter Hand mit bezeichnet.

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        General Treaty between Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, Russia, Sardinia, and Turkey, for the Re-establishment of Peace. With Three Conventions Annexed Thereto. Signed at Paris, March 30, 1856.[with] Protocol.

      Houses of Parliament, London, 1856 - First edition. Hardback. .Signed at Paris, January 6, 1857, for carrying out the Provisions of The Treaty of March 30, 1856.[with] Protocols of Conferences held at Paris relative to the General Treaty of Peace. 3 vols in 1, bound in black cloth, spine ends slightly worn, corners bumped. Page edges slightly worn and nicked, large folding map torn at one panel, otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. 4th ed. 10 volumes.

      London, Murray, 1856-, 1857.. circa 17,3 x 12,6 cm. Together more than 4000 pages Contemporary raspberry red polished calf with richla gilt spines and covers, two gilt labels, covers with the arms of Exeter College, marbled endpapers and fore-edge (bound by Evans in Oxford). A very decorative set, here with a dedication for William Henry Quarrell, student of jurisprudence, by the "Rector and socii" 1883. The bindings are by J. R. Evans in Magdalen Street, Oxford. - Old newspaper cutting about the author Campbell tipped in at beginning of volume 1, minor browning, mostly crisp, just slightly rubbed, very beautiful.

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        The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The Priority of Encumbrancers

      London: Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], 1856. Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean copy First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010

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        Snaefellsjökull. (Island).

      . Litografi af E. Vesterberg efter et forlaeg af Emanuel Larsen. 1856. 19,4 x 29,6 cm. Med ledsagende tekst. * Denne gamle snedaekkede vulkan ligger pa yderspidsen af Snaefellsnes. Den kan man, som pa dette billede, beundre nar man sejler gennem Faxafloi mod Reykjavik. Den har en höjde af 1436 m..

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        Sitten und Sagen, Lieder, Sprüchwörter und Räthsel des Eifler Volkes, nebst einem Idiotikon. Mit einer Nachrede von Karl Simrock.

      Lintz, Trier, 1856 - Zwei Bände und Beiband, s.u., insgesamtdrei, gebunden in einem Band. Trier, Lintz 1856-58. 19 x 12 cm. XIII, 152; XIV, 234 S. (Teil 2 vor Tl 1 gebunden). Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Einband berieben und mit kl. Fehlstellen beim Papierbezug. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk des Pfarrers Jean Linden in Wiltz (Luxemburg) auf dem vorderen Spiegel. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt. Epochale Sammlung des Landpfarrers Johann Hubert Schmitz, darin Bd. 1: Sitten und Bräuche, Lieder, Sprüchwörter und Räthsel des Eifler Volkes. Bd. 2: Sagen und Legenden des Eifler Volkes. Vorgebunden: Sagen des Eifellandes nebst mehren [!] darauf bezüglichen Dichtungen gesammelt u. hrsg. von J. H. Schmitz, katholischem Pfarrer in der Eifel. Erstes Bändchen (alles Erschienene). Trier, Lintz 1847. IV, (5) - 93 S., [1] Bl. Johann Hubert Schmitz, Theologe und Heimatforscher, (* 27.8. 1807 in Manderscheid, + 11.10. 1882 in Wittlich) studierte in Trier katholische Theologie und wurde am 18.5. 1834 dort zum Priester geweiht. Er fungierte als Kaplan in Wittlich und ab 1838 als Pfarrer von Gillenfeld. Am 1.5. 1857 wurde er zum Pfarrer von Zell ernannt und amtierte ab 1858 auch als Dechant des Dekanates Zell. Zum Dr. theol. wurde er am 14.7. 1857 promoviert (Martin Persch in BBKL Band IX (1995) Spalten 501-502). Sehr selten. Einband berieben und mit kl. Fehlstellen beim Papierbezug. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk des Pfarrers Jean Linden in Wiltz (Luxemburg) auf dem vorderen Spiegel. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Surgical anatomy.

      London, John Churchill, 1856. - 2nd ed. Large folio. Unpaged text + 52 lithogr. plates, incl. many with handcol. details, by M. & N. Hanhart after the author. Hardcover. Or. half morocco with richly gilt spine, marbled boards & endp. Good/--. (Spine ends & corners sl. dam.; occas. foxing to blank rear side of part of plates, occas. sl. waterst. in top margin, short marginal repairs + longer tear in 1 plate taped). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1856 DANTE ALIGHIERI MINOR WORKS SIGNED & OWNED JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL 3 VOLUME SET FULL LEATHER VERY RARE $$

      Florence, Barbera, Bianchi e Comp. 1856 - OPERA MINORI DI DANTE ALIGHIERI 1856-57; Dante Alighieri, Pietro Fraticelli; Signed & Owned by James Russell Lowell; Firenze (Florence), Barbera, Bianchi e Comp.; Full Rebound Leather, Scroll Club Bindery; 458, 465, 563 Pages; Italian/Latin Text; w4.8"xh7.2"; Extremely Rare!!! Great For any Fan of the Famous Authors or Collector. Great Gift Idea; Two are Signed by James Russell Lowell from his Personal Library, Complete in Three Volumes!!! ATTRIBUTES: Three Beautiful, sleek full blue leather cover designs with nice gold labeling/raised bands to the spines, gold tops of pages, blue end pages, pretty gold floral gilding to inner cover edges, Signed J.R. Lowell Elmwood 1861 to vol. II half title and J.R. Lowell Elmwood to vol. III half title, and some Great Classics from the Legendary Author!!! SOME CONTENTS INCLUDED: DISSERTATION ON THE BANQUET, SONNETS, APOCRYPHAL RHYMES, PROFESSION OF FAITH, THE NEW LIFE, PROFESSION OF FAITH, VERNACULAR LANGUAGE, QUESTION OF WATER AND EARTH, EPISTLES, ETC.!!! BACKGROUND: Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (c.1265&#150;1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 &#150; August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside. CONDITION: Conditions are Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, some to hinge surfaces, boards are darker/better in person, some light blemishing here and there, few small red underlines to a couple pages, most pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for over 155 years old!!! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jack Tier; Or, The Florida Reef

      London - Thomas Hodgson 1856 - A scarce mid nineteenth-century copy of Fenimore Cooper's novel. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15 1789 September 14 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early nineteenth century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Condition: In a half leather binding with cloth covered boards. Externally,rather rubbed. Front hinge strainedand rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some spotting to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Tears to the outer margins of p. 73 and p. 77, not affecting the text. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Buffon. Mises en ordre et precedees d'une notice historique par M.A. Richard. Suivies de la Classification comparee d'apres MM. Cuvier, Lesson, etc. , etc.

      Paris, Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger 1856-58.. 5 Bände. 26 x 18 cm. Mit zusammen ca. 3.400 Seiten. Mit einem Stahlstich-Portrait als Frontispiz und 97 handkolorierten Stahlstichen. Schlichtes zeitgenössisches Halbleinen (Lederimitat) mit Rückenvergoldung. Durchgehend etwas stockig bzw. braunfleckig.. Prachtvoll illustrierte Ausgabe. Die schönen Stahlstiche in farbfrischem Kolorit zeigen Säugetiere (43) und Vögel (54).

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        Obstetric Tables by Dr. Pajot. With Three Additional Tables on the Mechanism of Natural, Unnatural and Complex Labor

      Richmond Enquirer Book and Job Press, Richmond, Virginia 1856 - 4to. (11) pages, including the title and half title. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Spine is perished and the covers are detached. There is some damping at the top corner of the text. Text is foxed. This is not an illustrated work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait, Brustbild nach links im Oval. Nach einer Photographie v. J. Duboscq in Paris, lith. von Rud. Hoffmann.

      . Eigenthum u. Verlag v. George Andre Lenoir, 1856, Folio, 35 x 30 auf 49,5 x 37 cm.. Rare Folio-Portrait of Giovanni Battista Amici (1786-1863) Physician, mathematician, philosoph, astronomer and microscopist at Milan. - Not in Wellcome Coll.

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH

      New York: G. P. Putnam & Co.. Very Good+. 1856. First American Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to boards. Small bookplate. One small chip on top front free endpaper. Fair amount of foxing throughout the book but not affecting plates and maps. Endpapers rubbed ; A very handsome copy with binding tight. Black boards with gilt decoration of half moon in front. Boards are not faded and in unusually nice condition; 8vo; xv, 492 pages .

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        A History of the Irish Poor Law : in Connexion with the Condition of the People / by Sir George Nicholls

      London: John Murray, 1856, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original full aniline calf over beveled boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt. Minor library marks remain internally. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 424 pages; Physical desc. : x, 424 p. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographic references and index. Subject: Poor laws - History - Ireland. Poor relief. Irish Question. Poverty. Paupers

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        37. The Kilns by the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River.]. [Hochformat].

      Uoya Eikichi,, [Tokyo, 1856 - Holzschnitt. [Tokyo, Uoya Eikichi, 1856 - 1858]. ca. 33,7 x 22,7 cm. Aus: "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". - Auf Japanpapier alt aufkaschiert. Gbrsp., hds. Künstlername a. Rückseite. Deutsch

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        RECUEIL DES ACTES ADMINISTRATIFS DU DEPARTEMENT DE LA HAUTE GARONNE.

      A TOULOUSE 1856 - RO40087210: 26 Volumes d environ 400 pages, contenant les actes n° 625 à 1698.Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petit tampon en page de titre.Titre et filet dorés. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 340-Droit [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Victoria: with a Description of its Principal Cities... Victoria: with a Description of its Principal Cities, Melbourne and Geelong: and Remarks on the Present State of the Colony; including An Account of the Ballaarat Disturbances, and of the Death of Captain Wise, 40th Regiment

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1856. Octavo, frontispiece and three other plates, a folding coloured map, and four vignette illustrations; a very good copy, complete with the advertisements, in recent full brown calf. A minor classic of the gold-rush era: written by Stoney as a companion to his Residence in Tasmania, this important and valuable addition to the sparse contemporary literature of Eureka is written from the military viewpoint and is, in that sense, unique. His understandably one-sided account of the Eureka affray attempts to justify the soldiers' less than glorious role. It is also one of the significant descriptions of gold-rush Victoria and its value extends well beyond the treatment of Eureka.

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        Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854. Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his Officers, at his request and under his supervision, by Francis L. Hawks. Large 8vo.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1856 Front., errata leaf, 11 folding charts & 75 further plates. Internally v.g. & clean. Orig. blue cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt with elaborate blind borders; a little rubbed & dulled, wear to 1 inch of lower edge of front board with sl. loss of cloth. Signed by James Lawson, July 1856 in pencil on leading blank. Overall, a good copy.First published in Washington by order of the Congress of the United States, 1856. Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794-1858, was instrumental in the opening of Japan to the West. Setting sail for Japan in 1852 he demanded, using the threat of force, that the Japanese sign a trade agreement with the United States. On March 31, 1854, the Convention of Kanagawa was concluded between Perry and the Tokugawa shogunate. It was ratified on 21 February 1855.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE VENISE

      Paris, Furne, 1856. In-8 gr. (260x167), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (4),VII,598, vignetta al frontespizio, ornato da testat., grandi capilettera e finali con soggetti veneziani. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 24 tavv. f.t. inc. su acciaio, per lo piu' vedute, di cui una bellissima della città (a volo d'uccello e più volte ripieg.). Storia di Venezia dalle invasioni barbariche al dominio austriaco. In appendice: "Liste chronologique des Doges". Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Bilder aus dem heiligen Lande. Von Edmund Wörndle v. Adelsfried. Photographien nach Original-Cartons.

      Wien, Joseph Bermann, 1856.. Qu.-Fol. (31 x 44,5 cm). Titelblatt, ein Bl. Beschreibung der Tafeln u. 12 mont. Orig.-Photographien (ca. 19 x 29 cm) auf Untersatzkartons.. Der österr. Landschaftsmaler Edmund von Wörndle zu Adelsfried und Weiherburg (1827-1906) gilt als der letzte bedeutende Vertreter der Romantischen Malerei in Tirol. - "Zusammen mit seinem Bruder besuchte er die Wiener Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Die Professoren Franz Steinfeld und Thomas Ender unterrichteten ihn in der Landschaftsmalerei. 1855 brach er mit einem österreichischen Pilgerzug nach Palästina und Syrien auf. Auf dieser Reise entstanden die Skizzen für die Palästina-Bilder. Diese Bilder wurden in Wien und in Innsbruck veröffentlicht. Von 1856 bis 1859 lebte er in der österreichischen Botschaft im Palazzo Venezia in Rom. Zu dieser Zeit erhielt er zahlreiche Aufträge aus der ganzen Welt. 1859 zog er nach Innsbruck, wo er sich im Ansitz seiner Familie niederließ" (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Werk "Bilder aus dem heiligen Lande" erschien in drei Lieferungen und liegt hier ohne Lieferungsumschläge bzw. Einband vor. Die Tafeln zeigen Landschaftsbilder ("Jerusalem", "Nazareth", "Jeremiasgrotte", "Platz der Bergpredigt", "Stadt Sichem", "Stadt und See Tiberias", "Thal Josaphat" u.a.) nach den plastischen Zeichnungen des Verfassers. - Ränder u. Ecken etw. bestoßen u. tlw. m. kl. Läsuren bzw. Einrissen. Etw. (stock-) fleckig u. tlw. staubrandig. - Sehr selten. - Tobler 230; vgl. Thieme/B. XXXVI, 170 (unter dem Titel "Ansichten von den heil. Stätten in Palästina").

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        Dipterologiae Italicae prodromus.

      Parma/ Florence, 1856-1880 (Reprint 1914). 8 volumes. 8vo (212 x 144mm). Contemporary cloth. The reprint made by our company in Berlin 1914. The original work is extremely rare as it was partly published in periodicals. The reprint made by W. Junk in 1914 in likewise scarce. "From 1856-1880 Rondani authored a series of publications, the 'Dipterologiae Italicae Prodromus', which was to become a classic in Diptera systematics and one of the most cited works on European Diptera" (Evenhuis p. 661).

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        The Landscape Album

      New York: Leavitt and Allen. (1856-1861). Friendship book. Octavo. Full red decorated morocco, all edges gilt. Illustrated with black and white prints of landscapes. Some foxing, one page loose, covers worn with part of spine missing. Owned by Mary Low, this friendship book (sort of like a school yearbook) is inscribed by over forty people, with poems, brief messages of friendship, or religious verse. Some of the people who wrote in the book were Low's family and friends. A majority were her fellow students at the Ladies Collegiate Institute, a short-lived, all-female college in Worcester, Massachusetts. The president of the institute, Werden Reynolds (elected in 1859) also signed the book. The Ladies Collegiate Institute was incorporated in 1854 and opened in 1856. It was located in Davis Hall, which was built in 1852 by the architect Elbridge Boyden, who would later design Worcester's St. Paul's Cathedral. From 1852 to 1854, the building housed the Worcester Medical College. In 1855, the Ladies Collegiate Institute took over the property, only to close in 1860-1861. A nice souvenir of a short-lived enterprise, one of the early educational institutions dedicated to women's higher learning. .

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        Map Showing the Extant of Surveys in the Territory of Utah

      Philadelphia: Lith. of P.S. Duval & Son, 1856. Map [82 cm x 45 cm] Uncolored lithographic map. Very good. Vertical and horizontal folds (as issued) with one small hole at the center fold. This map shows the drainage and surrounding valleys of the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. The named valleys are: Hansel Spring, Blue Spring, Malade, Bear River, Cache, Cedar, Jordan, Tuilla [Tooele], Rush, Tintic and Young. This map also locates and names the settlements of this section of the Wasatch Front: Box Elder [Brigham City], Ogden Hole [North Ogden], Centerville, Farmington, Great Salt Lake City, Herriman, Willow Creek [Draper], Lehi, Mountainville [Alpine], Battle Creek, [Pleasant Grove], Provo, Payson, and Summit Creek [Santaquin]. Published as part of the 34th Congress, 3rd Session, Senate Ex. Document Number 5. Moffatt 44.

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        Dizionario del dialetto veneziano. Seconda edizione aumentata e corretta aggiuntovi l'indice italiano Veneto gi? promesso dall'autore nella prima edizione

      Venezia : Tip. di G. Cecchini, 1856, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFinely bound with a marching modern leather spine. Raised bands. The original boards and gilt-blocked leather spine label have been retained. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubed, with some surface scuffs and scratches. Provenance: From the library of William Sterling Maxwell with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. This coat of arms is also blind-stamped to the front panel. Scattered foxing around prelims., with slight marginal yellowing evident. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 824 pages; Physical description: 824, 152 p. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Italian language -- Dialects -- Italy -- Venice. Genre: Dictionary / Reference. Language: Italian. Notes: Venetian vignette to title page.

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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank. Matted

      London, 1856. Parsons, William, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800-1867). Astronomer who named the Crab Nebula and discovered the spiral nature of some galaxies; builder of the Leviathan 72-inch telescope, the largest telescope in the world until the early 20th century. 1857. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        Jefferson Davis, as Secretary of War, requires officers to pay their enlisted servants - an ironic piece in light of the nature of Davis' personal servants

      "Letter Signed, ""Jeffer: Davis,"" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.75"", Washington, July 2, 1856, to Lt. Horatio Gates Gibson at the Presidio in San Francisco. Light horizontal mailing creases, else very fine condition.""Your letter of January 26 was duly received, claiming that the per diem allowed to soldiers serving in California by the Act of Sept 28 - 1850- would be taken as forming part of the 'pay' of the soldier in computing the commutation allowed for officer[']s servant. In reply I have to say that this question was raised soon after the passage of the Act and decided against the claim upon grounds which appear to me to be sound and the construction then given to the Act cannot now be disturbed."" Horatio Gates Gibson, a Maryland native, graduated from West Point in 1843 and served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery through the start of the Civil War. As captain in the 3rd U.S. Artillery, Gibson served with distinction at Williamsburg and at Antietam, for which he was brevetted Major and Lieutenant Colonel respectively. In 1863, he became Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery, serving with that regiment until the end of the war, whereupon he returned to the 3rd U.S. Artillery (as a Major). He remained with the 3rd U.S. Artillery until his retirement as a full Colonel in 1891. "

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        Blick von einer Anhöhe auf Ort und See, im Vordergrund der Bahnhof und Hafen, im Hintergrund Thurgauer Hügellandschaft.

      . Farblithographie von Jacottet nach Federle, um 1856, 16 x 26,5 cm.. Der Bodensee in alten Ansichten 1.8. - Seltene und gesuchte Ansicht; breitrandig und frisch erhalten.

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        Chester A. Arthur annotated book: President, and apparent poet, adds a verse to conclude Whittier's poem, "Maud Muller"

      "Autograph Manuscript, accomplished in pencil on page 12 of an illustrated version of John G. Whittier's 1856 poem, Maud Muller (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867), 8vo, 12pages plus illustrations by W. J. Hennessey. Bound in tooled leather boards and gilt titled spine. With an additional pencil notation on the blank front flyleaf by Chester A. Arthur II, who identifies the added manuscript lines as in the hand of his father. Boards and spine heavily rubbed, spine cracked and blank marbled endpaper loose, light soiling to a few pages which bear a crease at the upper right corner. Arthur, deeply moved by Whitter's poem of a missed opportunity for true love, adds his own spin on the maiden and the judge: ""No, blame them both, & blame us all,Who give to our hearts, and unworthy thrall!The unhappy maiden's married life,The Judge's vow to his cold, proud wife,Tarnished the sweet hope buried for years,And quenched dear memories in tears,And the angel who rolleth the stone away,Will find but ashes, where once it lay!"" Chester Arthur's son and namesake, writing in pencil on the front flyleaf, identifies the poem as that of his father: ""The lines written in pencil on the last page are my father's - Chester A. Arthur. C.A.A. 2nd."" A most touching conclusion by Arthur to Whittier's verse. Perhaps Arthur shared a similar experience. Sadly, soon before his death in 1886, he ordered that most of his personal papers be burned. If there was evidence of a missed opportunity for romance, we will probably never know. "

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