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        Sepia-toned portrait photograph by Maull & Polyblank

      1856. No Dust Jacket. Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Portrait photograph, from Maull and Polyblank's Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities (1856-60). 305 x 253 mm. Small tear in one margin, slight soiling, but very good. Photograph of Peter Mark Roget, best known as the compiler of Roget's Thesaurus (first ed. 1852), which has remained in print since its first publication. He is also known for having invented the log-log slide rule (1815), and for his 1824 paper entitled "Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel when seen through vertical apertures," which dealt with persistence of vision in regard to moving objects; this paper is one of the foundation works in the history of cinema. Roget trained as a physician, and helped to found both the School of Medicine at the University of Manchester, and the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, which later became the Royal Society of Medicine. He was the author of the fifth Bridgewater Treatise, Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1834).

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        Fr. Magendie. Lecon d'ouverture du cours de medecine du College de France. Inscribed presentation copy

      Bailliere Bailliere, 1856. No Dust Jacket. Bernard, Claude (1813-73). Fr [ancois] Magendie. Le? d'ouverture du cours de m?cine du Coll? de France. . . . 8vo. [4] 36pp. Paris: Bailli?, 1856. 222 x 143 mm. Original printed wrappers. Light marginal dampstaining, but very good. Bernard's autograph presentation inscription on the front wrapper: "Monsieur le Docteur Amed?Latour, hommage de l'Auteur." First Edition. Bernard's longtime mentor Fran?s Magendie died in 1855, and Bernard, who had succeeded Magendie as professor of medicine at the Coll? de France, opened his winter series of lectures with the present obituary notice, which includes a bibliography of Magendie's publications. "What Bernard found to say in this lecture of the man of whom he speaks in the French manner as 'my master,' is testimony to his profound respect for the older man's intellectual distinction and the contribution he had made to physiology and medicine, especially through his sponsorship of the experimental method. . . . [Bernard] was especially proud to be numbered in the legacy of experimenters which Magendie had bequeathed to physiology. Before Magendie, Bernard said, the experimenters could be counted; after him, it was the physiologists who did not experiment who could be counted and who needed to justify their existence" (Olmsted & Olmsted, pp. 90-91). Bernard presented this copy to the French physician Amed?Latour (1805-82), editor-in-chief of L'Union m?cale and author of works on pathology and phthisis. Grmek, p. 315. Hirsch (for Latour). Scarce, with only five copies in North American libraries cited in NUC and OCLC (Yale, Columbia, NLM, Coll. Phys. Phila., & Mary Washington College in Virginia).

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        Sverige framstäldt i taflor.

      Nittiosex litografier i tontryck med beskrifvande text. Göteborg. D. F. Bonniers Förlag (1856). Tryckt hos Hedlund & Lindskog. Tvär folio. Titelblad, 96 litograferade planscher med beskrivande textblad. Textblad genomgående bruntonade eller brunfläckade på grund av papperskvaliteten, planscher något brunfläckade. Sölvitsborg, Götheborg, Borgholms slott, Götha Kanal vid Borenhult, Skokloster, Uppsala, Dannemora grufvor I. Waxholms fästning, Storbofallet i Jemtland mer markant. Senare halvskinnband i ljusbrun kalv, rygg med fyra upphöjda bind, nötta hörn och på bind. (j.O. Frimans bokbinderi Östersund). Exlibris C. Vilm. Jacobowsky. Tre små tidningsurklipp klistrade på främre pärms spegel. (auktionspriser på boken). 26 x 34,5 cm.. På Planschen Upsala domkyrka II interiör här rättad med överklistrad text. Angav ursprungligen felaktigt Stockholms Storkyrka (Parti af Interiör)

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        Rural Architecture: a Series of Designs for Ornamental Cottages and Villas; exemplified in plans, elevations, sections and Details. With Descriptions

      Glasgow, Edinburgh & London: Blackie and Son, 1856.. Second Edition. Folio Half green leather (worn) over matching buckram with gilt decoration to spine, 84 engraved plates showing detailed plans and elevations , 100pp. End papers split at front joint, some browning. Heavy book which will require extra shipping.

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