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        Portrait photo by Maull and Polyblank Matted

      London, 1856. Graham, Thomas (1805-69). Scottish chemist best known for his discovery of dialysis and for his articulation of ?"Graham?'s Law?" of the diffusion of gases; founder of the Chemical Society of London. 1856. 200 x 148 mm.; mount measures 297 x 248 mm.

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        "Zur Erinnerung an das 100 jährige Bestehen des Königl. Kadetten-Corps am 1. Juli 1856" originale Kreidelithographie in zwei Farben (goldstaffierter Hintergrund) ca. 48x58cm; Druck Wolf&Sohn München 1856

      . Das seltene wie dekorative Jubiläumsblatt knapprandig beschnitten, mit minimalen Randläsuren und wenigen, kleineren, geglätteten Knickfalten..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley and James Macarthur, esquires

      Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856. Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth. Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as the member for West Camden. Inscribed "from Mr. Macarthur" at the head of the title-page.James Macarthur was born at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, schooled in England and Europe, but returned to New South Wales in 1817 to manage the family estates. Astute and considered, he was responsible for many innovations including pursuing his interest in the cultivation of vines, and working to improve the family's merino flock. He worked hard as a politician, and in 1837 published his work on New South Wales, its Present State and Future Prospects. The present work is the most important printed document relating to his brief political career. In 1856 he was elected as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing Camden. Macarthur served briefly as colonial treasurer, but soon resigned his seat in order to be re-elected for West Camden. In 1859 he retired.This rare pamphlet prints Macarthur's address of June 1856, together with the comments of his primary supporter Henry Molesworth Oxley, the younger son of the explorer John Oxley. Henry Oxley would in turn be elected as member for Camden on Macarthur's retirement.Ferguson knew only his own copy and a second in the Mitchell Library.

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        Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition.

      (Washington 1856). 4to (295 x 220mm). pp. 36, with 10 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine. Early and scarce American contribution on fishes of Japan. The work was published as vol. 2 of C. Perry' s Expedition to Japan. The colouring of the plates is excellent."The material used for this paper consists of spirited figures of sixty kinds of fish, principally valuable from their having been taken from recently procured specimens" (page 1 of the text). Signature of Robinson 1864 on title.//Dean I, p. 181.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55

      Philadelphia and London: Childs and Peterson and Trubner & Co.. 1856 / 1857. First. First British edition? Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Neat contemporary gift inscription in each volume, spine lettering and extremities a little rubbed, else a bright, very near fine set. A curious issue, with engraved decorative title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1856; a regular title page with Philadelphia imprint dated 1857; and the London imprint on the spine. A lovely set, and scarce in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Borneo's Wester-afdeeling, geografisch, statistisch, historisch, voorafgegaan door eene algemeene schets des ganschen eilands.

      Zaltbommel, Noman, 1854-1856. - 2 vols. Large 8vo. XVIII+385 & XI+656 pp. With 8 lithogr.plts. (incl. 2 tinted on titles; 3 col., 3 monochr.) after drawings by H.J.J.L. de Stuers & Auguste van Pers. Bibliogr. Hardcover. Or. embossed red cloth with gilt decor. on fronts & spines). Good/--. (Both vols. rebacked with use of or. backstrips, bindings a bit shaved, covers alongside spines rubbed; some foxing to title of 2nd vol.). * Copy with printed presentation label from the author. -Tiele 1155; Bastin/Brommer, note 406; Landwehr, Col. plates, 462. - Vol. II largely dealing with the Chinese in Dutch Borneo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The illustrated London News, Vol 29. July to December 1856

      , London: Published by William Little, , 1856 , 686 pages, with illustrations and advertisements throughout, complete with all 10 colour plates including 'Boulogne Fish Girl', 'French Soldier', 'James Watt Man-of-War' (double-page), and others, illustrations and articles on Crimea, Japan, Naples, Paris Architecture & Fashion, Russia, Slaves in the US, Walpole Islanders, Spain, Sierra Leone, etc.

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        Map of San Francisco. 1856

      San Francisco, Calif.: Henry Bill, 1856. Color lithograph. Published for The History of the World. Image: 7.5 x 16 inches. Fold marks. In carved wooden frame.

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      Cotillon, Libraire du Conseil d'Etat, Paris 1856 - RO40238698: 147 + 244 pages pour le tome I, 647 pages pour le tome II, 586 pages pour le tome III et 619 pages pour le tome IV. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en pages de titre. Papier muet encollé sur le dos du tome I, le consolidant. Dos du tome II très abîmé, avec plusieurs manques, son 1er plat et ses premiers cahiers se détachant. (Rare) 2e édition entièrement refondue et augmentée de la Concordance de la Législation civile de plus de 40 pays. Ouvrage terminé par A. de Saint-Joseph. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 341-Droit international [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        COURS FAMILIER de LITTÈRATURE COLLECTION COMPLETE des 28 Volumes en excellent état

      - Paris . On s'abonne chez l' AUTEUR . 1856 à 1869 . Ensemble complet de 28 volumes in-8 , en reliure uniforme demi-cuir , dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons . Portrait en frontispice au premier volume . 420 à 500 pages par volume . Dos insolé , excellent état . Poids : Environ 18 Kg . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Berlin 29.VII.1856. 3 Seiten gr.-8°. Mit umlaufenden Goldschnitt. Johann Christian Jüngken (1794-1875), Chirurg und Ophthalmologe. - An einen Kollegen (in Bad Homburg), dem er eine Patientin überweist. - - ". Frau Geheimrätin ." ( Name gelöscht), "eine hochachtbare Dame, die in den glücklichsten Verhältnissen lebt, ist zwar niemals krank gewesen, leidet aber dennoch an einer Plethora venosa u. in Folge dieser letztern, an beginnender Acne rosacea des Gesichtes. In Folge hinzugetretener Erkältung bekam sie einen Anfall von Urticaria, der später recidivirte, jedesmal jedoch glücklich beseitigt wurde. - - Da häusliche Verhältnisse der trefflichen Dame nicht gestatteten, früher nach Homburg zu gehen, so habe ich sie zuerst hier den versandten Elisabeth Brunn trinken lassen, jedoch mit wenig Erfolg; namentlich fehlten grade Ausleerungen von breiiger Beschaffenheit, die wünschenswerth wären . - - Haben Sie die Güte der Frau Geheimräthin über die Art, wie sie ihre Brunnkur gebrauchen soll, die nöthige Anweisung zu geben u. darauf zu halten, daß dieselbe von Homburg zur Nachkur nach Schlangenbad gehe ."

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Richard Bentley, London, 1856, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, ReprintSize: Octavo (standard book size). 340 pp. Ex college library copy with book plate on front paste down. Hessian boards with leather gilt title lable to spine. Boards worn and scuffed with very slight fraying and 1cm split at hinge at head of spine. Binding very tight and secure. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Some very sporadic light foxing to contents mainly to prelims, otherwise a very clean, sound, tidy copy of an early edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 18456.

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        The novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart : with all his introductions and notes [Waverley novels - complete in 5 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, [1853-1856], 1856, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 2nd Edition in this formGood copies bound in contemporary 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled leather labels to spines with raised bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and slightly worn as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 5 v : illus., frontis. (port), facsims ; 25 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir (1771-1832) - Waverley novels. Scottish literature - 19th century. Added illus. title page to each volume. Title pages for vols. 1, 3, 4 & 5 dated 1856; vol. 2 t-p.: 1855. Frontis. (port.) of author to volume 1. 2nd edition in this form, originally published: Edinburgh : Robert Cadell, 1843-1847. Text in double columns. Waverley novels were originally published between 1814-1831. Volume 4 includes The Keepsake Stories: My Aunt Margaret's mirror; The tapestried chamber; Death of the Laird's jock. Glossary: v. 5, p. 829-847. Contents: v.l. Waverley. Guy Mannering. The Antiquary. Rob Roy. Old Mortality. -- v. 2. The black dwarf. Legend of Montrose. Heart of Mid-Lothian . Bride of Lammermoor. Ivanhoe. The monastery. --v. 3. The Abbot. Kenilworth. The pirate. The fortunes of Nigel. Peveril of the peak. --v. 4. Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well. Red gauntlet. The bethrothed. The talisman. The two drovers. My Aunt Margaret's mirror. The tapestried chamber. Death of the Laird's jock. --v. 5. Woodstock. The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein. Count Robert of Paris. The surgeon's daughter . Castle dangerous.

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        Wyld?s Map of Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mosquita, The British Colonies with the Boundaries & Treaty Lines of the Central American States

      London: James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert. Charing Cross East; & 2, Royal Exchange, 1856. First edition. original burgundy cloth decoratively stamped in blind, printed decorative paper label on front cover. Cloth a bit faded to brown, inner paper lining of cover cracked in fold, else fine. Map with minor expert restoration, no tears or cracks. 12mo, unfolded map is 23.5 x 33.25 inches. The large folding map is approximately 24 x 34 inches, and with hand colouring Rare in this fine condition With a large inset view of the Isthmus of Panama. Also showing the lengths of proposed routes and their elevations in five section diagrams .

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        Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing Progress of the Survey During the Year 1856

      Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington, D.C. 1856 - First edition [1856]. Worn. Published as Ex. Doc. 18, 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. Bookplate with compliments of Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U.S. Coast Survey, on front pastedown. Thick volume containing text, appendices, with numerous folding maps and diagrams. All maps present, diagrams 64, 65 and 66 absent. Brown blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering, nearly 12" tall, nearly 3" thick. Maps comprise a survey of the US from New England to the Pacific Northwest, some very large in size, mainly in good condition with just a few pinhole tears to intersecting folds, closed tears to the inner margins of the first map, extra creases to a two maps, fairly minor dampstains to maps 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 21,22, 26, 49, 49, 51, 60 more extensive staining to 39, some spotting from old leaves and flowers. Covers worn, spotted and unevenly faded, front hinge cracked, some insect damage near the front hinge, free endpapers removed, dampstains to the far outer edges of the first several pages, some discoloration from old leaves and flowers mainly in the text section, pages 209-16 bound in upside down, just generally a little grubby from long term attic storage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds Volumes 1 and 2

      John Van Voorst, London 1856 - Third edition of this work on British birds eggs with descriptions of their nests and identdification. 532 pages over the two volumes in overall clean condition just some browning to first and last couple of pages in each volume, occasional small foxing spots and small marks. All 145 numbered coloured plates are present with a couple of extra plates with a star after the number. Bindings are sound but with a few small splits to endpapers at hinges, outer boards are worn on corners with small patches of boards showing through. Tops and bottoms of spines are more heavily worn with small losses and small split to top rear hige of volume one 1½ inches long. HEAVY BOOKS 1.9 Kg with strong packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. Though not perfect a sound pair of volumes with splendid illustrations SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Size: 9 x 5¾ Inches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Physical Atlas of Modern Phenomena: 1856

      1856 - Imperial folio HB in original tan leather front board and new quality tan leather spine and rear board. Spine has new gilt title on black leather panel and recent title page. All else original and present with all edges gilt. 137pp. incl. 35 double-page plates - all flat opening. Index and much text information included. Size: 16 x 23" - 41 x 58cm. **Very heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        The History and Antiquities of Westminster Abbey And Henry The Seventh's Chapel, Their Tombs, Ancient Monuments And Inscriptions. Illustrated With Highly Finished Engravings.

      Willis & Sotheran, London 1856 - 112pp + 60 plates (as called for). SCARCE. Still well bound. Interior in nice clean condition. Plates excellent. Small name plate inside cover. Top edge gilt, side edge rough cut. Weighs 2.5kg. Additional P&P - please ask for quote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson]
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        DESCRIZIONE DELLO STATO fisico-politico-statistico-storico-biografico della provincia e Diocesi di Cremona compilata dal sacerdote

      Copelotti, [1856], Cremona, - 2 voll. in-4, pp. LVIII, 754; 334, bross. edit. con leg. d'attesa in carta rosa. Al primo vol. ritr. litogr. dell'A. e antip. litogr. in color seppia con tit. contornato da fregio e picc. veduta di Cremona in calce. In antip. al secondo vol. altra tav. litogr. con stemma. Testo su due colonne. Rottura al d. ma ottimo e fresco esempl. in barbe. [226]

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        12 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Innsbruck, 1856-1865.. Zus. 30 S., 8° bis 4°.. Moy de Sons trat nach Abschluß seiner Studien in Landshut, Würzburg u. Erlangen als Auditor ins bayer. Kriegsministerium in München ein. Anschließend lehrte er in München als Privatdozent und übte hier seit 1830 eine Advokatur aus. 1832 erhielt er eine Professur für Staatsrecht, Bundesstaatsrecht und Völkerrecht in Würzburg und kehrte 1837 als Professor für Staatsrecht nach München zurück. Hier vollendete er "Das Eherecht der Christen in der morgenländischen und abendländischen Kirche bis zur Zeit Karls des Großen aus den Quellen dargestellt" (1838, Neudruck 1970), das als seine bedeutendste kirchenrechtliche Arbeit gilt (Schulte). Bald folgte das "Lehrbuch des bayerischen Staatsrechts" (4 Bde., 1840-46). In München war Moy de Sons dem Görres-Kreis beigetreten. Im Zusammenhang mit der Lola-Montez-Affäre verlor er 1847 die Professur, ging nach Innsbruck, leitete seit 1849 die "Tiroler Zeitung" und erhielt die Lehrkanzel für Kirchenrecht und Deutsche Reichs- und Rechtsgeschichte. Nach Julius Fickers Übertritt von der Philosophischen in die Juristenfakultät (1863) übernahm dieser die Deutsche Rechtsgeschichte, während Moy de Sons in den letzten Jahren seiner Lehrtätigkeit das Kirchenrecht betreute. Er schrieb die "Grundlinien einer Philosophie des Rechts vom katholischen Standpunkt" (2 Bde., 1854-57) und gründete 1857 das "Archiv für katholisches Kirchenrecht" (1857), das noch heute besteht. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vgl. ÖBL VI, 395; NDB XVIII, 237f. u. ADB XXII, 420f.

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      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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      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Janvier 1856.. 240pp. Dbd., original rear wrapper present but detached. Quite clean internally, and in very good condition. In a half morocco box. A scarce French printing of the principles, history, laws, constitution, and status of the Icarian communities in the United States. Founded by Étienne Cabet, the Icarian Community was among the most interesting Utopian experiments in the United States during the 19th century. After an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Texas, the Icarians established themselves in Nauvoo, Illinois, an abandoned Mormon town. After Cabet's death in 1856, the group splintered, with some of the remaining Illinois group moving to Corning, Iowa. This volume, published in the year of Cabet's death, offers his description of the community and the principles of its founding and operation, as well as the laws and constitution that governed them. Not in Graff. Scarce. SABIN 9779. HOWES C5, "aa." STREETER SALE 4267.

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        A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen, in four vols / Originally edited by Robert Chambers. With a supplemental volume, continuing the biographies to the present time, by the Rev. Thos. Thomson [complete in 5 volumes]

      Glasgow ; London : Blackie and son, 1856 - Physical description: 5 v. : fronts., ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Scotland -- Biography. Added illus. half-title. Title and text within borders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt tooling and titles to front panels, with decorative blind tooling to front and back panels. Some minor wear to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copies with unopened pages. 5 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sulla causa dei fenomeni mesmerici.

      Mazzoleni., Bergamo. 1856 - 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 16°, m. pelle, pp. 360 + 474. Vol. particolarmente interessante e raro che tratta degli studi del noto medico Mesmer, il quale si occupò del magnetismo animale nelle terapie, un precursore della attuale pranoterapia.

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        Anatomical and Surgical Lectures. San Francisco, Dec. 10th, 1856

      1856. Cooper, Elias Samuel (1820-62). Anatomical and surgical lectures. Advertising circular. 1 page plus integral blank. San Francisco, Dec. 10, 1856. 270 x 217 mm. Small embossed stamp with initials "F. J. B." in upper left corner. Fine apart from minor foxing. <p>Elias S. Cooper, founder of California&#39;s (and the West Coast&#39;s) first medical school, came to San Francisco in May 1855 and immediately embarked on an ambitious program to advance the status of medicine in the state. He not only established his own medical and surgical practice in the city (which he promoted vigorously, to the dismay of some of his rivals), but also began his own private medical teaching program (advertised in the present circular), agitated for improvements in the teaching of anatomy, helped to found both the San Francisco County Medico-Chirurgical Association and the California State Medical Society, began publishing the prestigious Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal, and in 1858 founded California&#39;s first medical school, attached to the University of the Pacific. The medical school&#39;s faculty originally consisted of Cooper and six others; Cooper&#39;s nephew, Levi Cooper Lane, joined the faculty in 1859. Cooper served as professor of anatomy and surgery at the school from its inception until his death eight years later. After Cooper&#39;s death the school went into decline, being eclipsed by the foundation in 1864 of the rival Toland Medical College, ancestor of the University of California&#39;s medical school. In 1870 Cooper&#39;s school was revived by Levi Cooper Lane and Henry Gibbons; in 1882 it was renamed Cooper Medical College after its founder. After several decades of independent existence, Cooper Medical College was acquired by Stanford University; Stanford University&#39;s School of Medicine thus can trace its ancestry back to the first medical school founded on the West Coast.</p><p>In the present circular, advertising Cooper&#39;s first course of private lectures in San Francisco, Cooper praised the advantages of San Francisco&#39;s temperate climate "for prosecuting the study of Practical Anatomy and of Operative Surgery. Dissections are conducted here almost free from effluvium the whole year, but particularly from April to October, when the salubrious breezes preserve bodies for any desirable length of time. . . . there is probably no place on the Globe where so long continued mental and physical labor can be endured as in this City; and the health of the student need never suffer by protracted dissections, owing to the salubrious breezes mentioned." Harris, California&#39;s Medical Story, pp. 131-32, 147, 365-69. </p>

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        Manuscript diergeneeskunde ca. 1856.

      Het manuscript bestaat uit 70 beschreven pagina's in een goed leesbaar handschrift. De auteur is Marinus Pijke, veearts te Goes. Het omvat 140 zogenaamde "artikelen" waarin allerlei kwalen van hoofdzakelijk paarden en koeien genoemd worden en hoe men die kan bestrijden. Ook wordt het uiteindelijk resultaat weergegeven met gezegden zoals: "tis zeer goed bevonden" en "het geneest met gods hulpe". Na deze artikelen volgen nog 10 pagina's met aantekeningen over hetzelfde onderwerp.Na artikel 60 volgt de opmerking "Nu volgt een goed meester boek voor menschen en vee. Alle uitgeshreefven. En goed bevonden".* Contemporain halflinnen met gemarmerde platten. Afmeting 32,5 x 20,5 cm. Toegevoegd: enkele losse bijlagen: 2 betalingsbewijzen van de "Nieu - en 1874, "Aangifte van keuring door J.Pijke van een geslagt varken" en enkele handgeschreven ontvangstbewijzen voor de betaling van "wijpacht". De laatste 31 pagina's zijn onbeschreven op 2 blz. na. Deze bevatten meetgegevens van land in het "Goesche Ambacht". Enkele pagina's met inktvlekjes; sommige randen van bladzijden met lichte vochtschade.

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        Album amicorum in de vorm van een oblong doosje met losse blaadjes, van Charlotte Catharina Calkoen (Zevenaar Huize Mathena 1842 - Arnhem 1906) uit de jaren 1855-1860 met 18 bijdragen in de vorm van teksten en tekeningen.

      "O.a. bijdragen van grootmoeder C.C. Zegers Veeckens-Holle, van P.S. Zegers Veeckens en van tante W.E. Zegers Veeckens (alle drie Haarlem 1856). Verder van oom P.C.W. Calkoen en van vrienden en vriendinnen uit Soestdijk en Baarn: W.A.H. van Steyn, G. van Steyn, G.G. van Steyn, C. Reeder, G.A. Roth, A. de Wit, A.G. Heineken, Carl A. Schröder, W.S. v.d. Honert, e.a. Een fraai geaquarelleerde tekening is van M.F. Reeder (Martinus Franciscus Reeder, 1802-1879, was leraar tekenen en schilderen te Baarn, vnl. interieurs en vruchtenstukken. De tekening in dit album is een riviergezicht in een landschap met bergen. Vgl. Scheen II p.216). Charlotte was een dochter van M.J. Calkoen (1812-1888) en Catharina Charlotte Zegers Veeckens (1818-1897) en huwde in 1865 C.C.U.J. de Man, officier artillerie. Lit.: L. Calkoen, Calkoen (1923) p.29; N.P. 11 p. 296. Voorblad ligt los.".AA043/M7476

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Hesperides: Or the Works Both Humane and Divine Of Robert Herrick, Esq. [Two Volume Set]

      Little Brown, Boston 1856 - 16mo, Gilt lettered and decorated spines. Gilt lettered black spine labels Marbled paper covered boards. Marbled outside edges and end papers. From the Library of Ulysses S. Grant.Both volumes bearing the gift bookplate, incorporating the seal of Boston: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. From Citizens of Boston. January 1 1866." At the end of Civil War, to show their appreciation of his military service, Boston gave a large collection of literary works to Grant with this bookplate inserted in each volume, and an endorsement of his political career. On January 16, Grant sent his thanks to the committee responsible for raising the funds for the gift: "Yours of the 1st announcing that a collection of books has been sent to me by Gentleman of Boston is received.Through you, permit me to return my thanks The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money." Copies of books bearing these Grant's bookplates are much sought after and quite scarce. Only the second such title we have encountered in 15 years. Two volume set thus two plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING CONTAINING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF FORWARDING, GILDING AND FINISHING. Also, the Art of Marbling Book-Edges and Paper, the Whole Designed for the Practical Workman, the Amateur, and the Book-collector.|A

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1856. original blind stamped brown cloth with title and author in gilt on spine. Bookbinding. 8vo. original blind stamped brown cloth with title and author in gilt on spine. 318, (2), 18 pages. First edition of the first American bookbinding manual. (Mejer 1950; Appleton p.83; Brenni no.39 - for first edition). Contains 12 plates of bindings and 7 samples of marbled paper in addition to the illustrations in the text. James Nicholson (1820-1901) was born in St. Louis, but lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He founded the bookbinding firm of Pawson & Nicholson, in Philadelphia, in 1848, and was well qualified to write a practical manual on bookbinding. Indeed, this was the first practical manual written in this country. The book reproduces the specimens of rolls and hand-stamps produced by the early American bookbinder tool makers, Gaskill, Cooper and Fry. The section on marbling (pages 83-130) reprints the entire text of Charles Woolnough&#39;s manual of 1853. The marbled specimens were executed by Charles Williams of Philadelphia. Scarce book in first edition. Binding has been excellently recased with the original blind stamped brown cloth. A gorgeous copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Island of Cuba

      Derby & Jackson, New York 1856 - Duodecimo, 397 pp, with publisher's catalog in back and folding map of the island facing title page. Translated from the Spanish by J.S. Thrasher. This book is that portion of Humboldt's "Personal Narrative" that relates to Cuba, collected in a separate volume. A lengthy chapter deals with Slavery on the island, but as is customary with Humboldt, all aspects are viewed. The translator, an American resident in Cuba, has annotated the text and written an extensive "introductory Essay" to bring matters up to date. Scattered foxing throughout, as is common with this book. Otherwise a fine, crisp copy in an original publisher's binding in excellent condition, the endpapers equally. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lastrea dilatata glandulosa [Broad Prickly-toothed Buckler Fern]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. Colour nature-printed engraving. Very good condition. A beautiful nature-printed plate from Moore&#39;s "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". Moore&#39;s important work on nature printing was one of the first of the genre printed in England. The beautifully executed plates were produced under the direction of Henry Bradbury, England&#39;s first nature printer, and are considered to be among the finest pieces of nature printing ever completed. 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, they recorded 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. His interest in printing extended to "... the production of bank notes and the security of paper money, on which he discoursed at the Royal Institute" (DNB) and to the history of printing. He had many ideas for lavish and extensive works, including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts of the nineteenth century, but none of these were ever realised. He died in 1860 at the age of twenty-nine. Cf. Nissen BBI 1400; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 6275; cf. DeBelder 237; cf. Cave and Wakeman 25; cf. Fischer 89; cf. Hofer Bequest 74n.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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