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        ?The Kansas and Utah question seems to fill everybody?s mind ? I see no one who does not seem to feel anxious about our territorial affairs ? Mr. Davis takes pains to assure the speaker be he who he may, that the Dreadful Doctrine of Squatter Sovereignty had shaded and protected the ignorant??

      Comprises two ALsS to West Point Chaplain and Professor John W. French. Jefferson Davis served as President Franklin Pierce?s only Secretary of War until he was sworn in as Mississippi?s new U.S. Senator on March 4, 1857, the day President James Buchanan was inaugurated. John W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. He was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.(1) Concluding four pages of at least an eight page Autograph Letter Signed ?V. Davis,? 4p, 5? x 7.75?, front & verso of two conjoined sheets. [Washington, 1857]. Fine condition.In part, ?The Kansas and Utah question seems to fill everybody?s mind, excepting those who desire to serve their country in the new Regiment a

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        Das Uenglinger Tor in Stendal. Aquarell und Tuschfeder.

      1857.. Rechts am Unterrand signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "Nach der Natur gezeichnet v. E. Hallier (18)57". Auf leichtem Karton. 28,8 x 23 cm.. Bildhaft ausgeführte Arbeit des Hamburger Architekten Eduard Hallier. Er wurde zuerst Tischler und besuchte dann das Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe. Ab 1860 folgten Studienreisen nach Rom. Die blattfüllende, detailliert gezeichnete Architekturvedute des Uenglinger Tores zeigt früh ein Interesse an der Architektur. Links im Hintergrund ist die St. Marien Kirche mit der markanten Doppelturmfassade zu sehen. - Minimale Fleckchen.

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        Little Dorrit

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1857. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo, bound from the original parts (223 × 120 mm). Recent brown half calf, marbled sides, red morocco spine label, raised bands,cream endpapers, marbled edges. black and white illustrations throughout. Occasional spotting to pages, ownership stamp to top edge of title page, an excellent copy. First edition, bound from the original parts.

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        HISTORY OF THE SPIRIT LAKE MASSACRE! AND OF MISS ABIGAIL GARDINER'S THREE MONTH CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS ACCORDING TO HER OWN ACCOUNT

      L. P. Lee, Publisher, 1857., 1857. First edition. 8vo. Original light green pictorial wrappers, 47 [1] pp., a few woodcut illustrations, appendix. This rare narrative is "According to her own account, as given to L.P. Lee". Spirit Lake is located in northwestern Iowa, near the Minnesota border. On March 8, 1857 the Sioux massacred more than 40 settlers around the shores of Spirit Lake. Miss Gardiner and three other women, all survivors of murdered families, were taken captive. Two of the women were killed by the Indians and another was traded away. Miss Gardiner alone was eventually ransomed back to civilization. At the time she was ransomed, her captors presented her with a war bonnet with 36 eagle feathers as a token of respect for her bravery. This rare and fragile work was published shortly after Miss Gardiner's ordeal. Almost 30 years later, in 1885, Abigail wrote her own expanded version under her married name of Abigail Gardiner Sharp. A remarkably fine, bright copy.

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        "The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come ... containing his authenticated third part, ""The Travels of the Ungodly"" ... with illustrative notes by Thomas Scott ... containing, also, an essay on the life and writings of Bunyan, by Josiah Conder..."

      Philadelphia: Leary & Getz. 1857. "First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 668, [32] Leary & Getz ads; wood-engraved presentation leaf, wood engraved frontispiece portrait and 15 wood- engraved plates, chromolithograph plate preceeding title page; publisher's full red morocco with elaborate pictorial gilt stamping on spine and both covers, a.e.g.; near fine, and bright. An excellent example of an super- delux American publisher's binding."

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        REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY, MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

      Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Four parts in two volumes. Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857-[1859]. First edition, the House of Representatives issue. Illustrated with the large folding geographical map (the folding geological map of the West is not present; it was not issued in all copies), folding geological profile, folding meteorological chart, 44 textual wood engravings, and 345 full-page plates of landscapes, inhabitants, flora and fauna, including 12 lithographs printed in color and 24 of 25 hand-colored ornithological plates. There is a duplicate of Fishes - Plate 17. Rarely found complete. "This is one of the most significant of all government reports . The cause of Emory's appointment was the Gadsden Purchase. The surveys made under Bartlett had been controversial, and many of the military engineers refused to accept Bartlett's proposed boundary line, as it left to Mexico the only known area capable of supporting a southern transcontinental railroad. The Gadsden Purchase settled the question politically, and the task was given to Emory of actually performing the surveys" (Jenkins). That the boundary Emory suggested remains largely unchanged 150 years after its delineation is a strong testament to the accuracy and foresight with which he compiled this landmark survey. The report includes sections on the geology, zoology, botany, ichthyology, and ornithology, and is perhaps the most complete scientific description ever made of the lands, the people, and the border country. The front flyleaf in each volume bears an ink presentation inscription from the Honorable Aaron Harrison Cragin (1821-1898), a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Cragin was serving in the House at the time this report was issued. The recipient, Mrs. Abbot Frazier of New Hampshire, presented these volumes to The Public Library of Brookline in May 1922. The minimal library markings include an embossed stamp to each title page, a bookplate to each front flyleaf, and the remnants of removed pockets and labels to the rear endpapers. Thick quartos. The original decoratively blind-stamped brown cloth binding has been expertly rebacked at The Heritage Bindery in Pasadena, California in full brown morocco with gilt titles. The original spine cloth of the second volume is laid down on the rear flyleaf of that volume. The contents are uncommonly crisp and clean, with only some very occasional foxing and browning. Some creasing to the front flyleaf of the second volume. The cloth is faded just a touch, with expert consolidation and repair to the corners; otherwise very good. Howes E146; Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, 57; Sabin 22538; Wagner-Camp 291; Wheat, Transmississippi, Volume Three..

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        The Instructive Picture Book, or Progressive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals and Plants

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas. Very Good. 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Exceptionally clean copy; 30 hand-colored plates; includes names in neat close hand outside plate border; "Vol.I. LESSONS FROM THE ANIMAL WORLD--FOURFOOTED ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISHES, REPTILES, WITH 10 ELEMENTARY PLATES OF MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS." ; ThinFolio .

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        A Two Year's Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, The Falkland Islands, Patagonia and in the River Plate: A Narrative of Life in the South Seas in 2 volumes. Volume I & II

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London, 1857. - 8vo. orig. cloth hardcovers. pp.376,368. colour frontis' colour plates with tissue guards, 2 folding maps at rear of volume 1, folding map at rear of volume 2. Very good set, some foxing mainly to prelims and verso of plates, small tear on one map. Small tear to cloth at top of spine on volume 1. Small news clipping pasted in on top edge, at end of volume 2. Title on spine."Snow's Voyages to the South Seas and Tierra del Fuego.

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        [3 letters and a visiting card]. Amsterdam, [ca. 1900-1910]. 2 letters in ink on folded paper (17 x 13 & 21 x 13.5 cm), a letter in ink on a paper card (9 x 11) in original addressed envelope with 2 Dutch postage stamps of 1,5 cents, and a simple printed visiting card (5.5 x 9.5 cm). All three letters one-sided, in Dutch and signed by Breitner.

      For Breitner: BWN II, pp. 63-65; for Brusse: BWN II, pp. 81-83. Three letters and a visiting card of the well-known Dutch artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857- 1923), best known for his paintings and his photographs of Amsterdam around the turn of the century. All are short formal letters of gratitude, including one regarding an art study addressed to J. Brusse, Breestraat 124 Amsterdam, most likely the journalist Joseph Brusse (1873-1941), who moved in the same circles as Breitner. Only one letter is clearly dated: "Amsterdam 3 maart 1906", the other: "Amsterdam 10 november 1[?]", while the letter to Brusse is not dated at all.Slightly browned and a few minor stains, otherwise in good condition.

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        Traite des degenerescences physiques, intellectuels et morales de l'espece humaine. Text and atlas

      Paris: Bailliere, 1857. <p>Morel, Bénédict Augustin (1809-73). Traité des dégénérescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l&#39;espèce humaine. Text and atlas. xix, 700pp. (text); 23pp., 12 lithograph plates. Paris: J. B. Baillière, 1857. 210 x 133 mm. (text); 306 x 220 mm. (atlas). Text bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, slightly worn; atlas in quarter calf, marbled boards, green vellum corners ca. 1857, spine a little worn, small splits in lower hinges mended. Text volume a bit toned, otherwise very good.</p><p>First Edition, complete with the atlas, often not found with the text. "The main support for the theory of mental illness as regression, which dominated psychiatric practice for several decades. Morel described and illustrated the nature, causes and signs of human degeneration. He focused on physical signs but also included various intellectual and moral deviations. This led to the classification of criminals and geniuses as types of degenerates or deviates along with the insane and neurotic. Morel emphasized the hereditary factor and his work helped bring about a de-emphasis on therapeutic work in the psychiatry of his time. The atlas reproduces by lithography some of the earliest photographs of the insane" (Garrison-Morton 4933.1). </p>

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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

      Paris, Poulet-Malassis & de Broise, 1857.. 8vo. (4), 248, (4) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Original wrappers bound in, with two flyleaves inserted before and after wrapper covers. Black full morocco on five bands with inner covers done in red mororcco; gilt title to spine; gilt inner rules. Bound by "G. Mercier Sr de son pere 1939" for Jose Peraya (giltstamped binder's signature and ownership on front inner cover). Black silk and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.. First edition, first printing on fine paper, including the six suppressed poems and containing several autograph ink corrections in Baudelaire's own hand. The first correction attempts to rescue the ungrammatical dedication to Theophile Gautier, "au parfait magicien es langue francaise". Here, Baudelaire noticed the erroneous singular and marked the words "langue francaise" with slashes, in the margin prescribing this to be amended to "langues francaises". However, he erased most of this change, obviously unhappy with the result. Later editions would show "es lettres francaises". On p. 43, "errants sur le rivage" is amended to "errant sur les rivages"; on p. 110, "Sort au parfum" is amended to "Sort un parfum". Clearly, these corrections were made almost immediately after the first press run was issued, as Baudelaire had not yet discovered the composition errors on pp. 29 and 217. The first correction corresponds to one made by the author in a copy now in the Bibliotheque Mazarine: "La bibliotheque Mazarine possede un exemplaire de la 1re edition des 'Fleurs du Mal', portant sur un feuillet de garde la note suivante ecrite au crayon par Charles Baudelaire: 'Ouvrage tire a 1.300 exemplaires. Quelques exemplaires sur beau papier [...]' [S]ur la page ou se trouve la dedicace a Theophile Gautier, Baudelaire a fait les corrections suivantes: au mot 'langue' et au mot 'francaise' il a ajoute un 's' a la fin" (Vicaire, 341f.). - Due to the court order of 20 August 1857, a new issue had to be released with six pieces excised. This present first issue, however, contains the six "notorious" poems for which Baudelaire was prosecuted and fined for offenses against public decency. The poems suppressed in the second issue are "Les Bijoux" (pp. 52f), "Le Lethe" (pp. 73f.), "A celle qui est trop gaie" (pp. 91-93), "Lesbos" (pp. 187-190), "Femmes damnees" (pp. 196f.), and "Les Metamophoses du vampire" (pp. 206f.). The French ban on these poems was not officially lifted until 1949, although they were commonly printed as an appendix in posthumous editions of the work. - A beautiful copy in excellent state of preservation, in a private luxury binding with the original wrappers bound within. - Charles Baudelaire: Souvenirs - Correspondences - Bibliographie (Paris 1872), pp. 151ff. Vicaire 341.

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        Selection from the Records of the Bombay Government. Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones, I.N.

      Bombay, for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857.. 8vo. xxii, (1), 500, (folding leaf of appendix) pp. 30 (of 32) maps & plates, mostly folded, many wholly or partly coloured. With the coloured plan of Baghdad (128 x 75.5cm) - later mounted on linen and contained in a separate folder. Original maroon cloth, paper labels to spine and upper cover.. First edition, very rare. The volume includes seven important historical, archaeological and geographical essays covering Baghdad, the Nahrwan canal and large parts of Kurdistan, the topography of Nineveh and the old course of the River Tigris. Also included are some 30 maps and plates, many in colour, most notably the ground-plan of Baghdad. Felix Jones first saw service in the Palinurus, surveying the northern part of the Red Sea, whilst a later commission found him engaged on the Arabian survey under Haines. In 1839 he surveyed the harbour of Graine of Kuwait and this led to an almost continuous period of service in Mesopotamia and the Gulf, ending in 1862 as Political Agent in the Persian Gulf, in which capacity he planned the British invasion of Persia. - Lacks the large maps of the Katul es Kesrawi and River Tigris. Labels to spine chipped, spine faded, occasional blue pencil markings between pages 259 & 288, and between pages 364 & 368. Generally text and plates very clean and fresh, map at page 136 torn at fold with no loss.

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        Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey

      "Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey" With 346 PlatesEMORY, William. H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857.First edition. Three thick quarto volumes bound in two. Illustrated with 346 plates, many lithographed in color, plus charts, two map (one folding) and profiles.Publisher's original brown cloth, rebacked perserving the original spine with newer leather labels, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good.One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 125 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in the report "Birds of the Boundary" by Spencer Baird, and here present in fine state, as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery.Howes E146. Raines, p. 76. Wagner-Camp 291. Wheat Transmississippi 916.HBS 66998.$4,000

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        Recherches experimentales relatives au mouvement de l'eau dans les tuyaux

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857 First Edition. The text is rebacked; inst. blind stamp on title; folio in orig. wrapper (rear wrapper wanting) with stamp. 4to./fol.,. There are 12 lithographic plates (last plate has the blank fore edge margin somehwat rumpled and dust stained). One of the great experimental and theoretical works of hydraulics of the 19th century. D'Arcy's contributions lay in the conclusive demonstration that resistance to fluid flow depended upon the type and condition of the boundary material. The folio volume of plates is in a cloth clam shell box.

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        New Zealand, or Zealandia, the Britain of the south : with two maps and seven coloured views / by Charles Hursthouse, a New Zealand colonist, and former visitor in the United States, the Canadas, the Cape Colony, and Australia.

      Edward Stanford, London 1857 - London : Edward Stanford, 1857. 2 v. (xv, 328; vii, 329-664 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm. Rebacked in blue leather. Raised spine bands. Gold-stamped rules and titling to spine. Original decorated blue cloth boards retained. New endpapers. Original boards show wear (especially to extremities) and soiling. Text block shows some wear, soiling, and foxing. Plates show foxing and some staining. Historical background, physical features, natural history, the Maori, Government, agriculture, pastoral farming, land regulations and immigration. Bagnall, 2743. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The fairy family: a series of ballads & metrical tales illustrating the fairy mythology of Europe.

      Longmans, Brown [et al.], London 1857 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 283, [1], 4 (ads); engraved frontispiece and title-p., wood-engraved tailpiece, all by Edward Burne-Jones; a little wear and cracking at spine ends, but generally a good, sound copy or better in orig. green cloth, pictorial gilt-decorated spine, spine a little sunned. Burne-Jones's first book appearance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life of George Washington

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Co., 1857-1859., 1857. The Illustrated Edition, with engraved portraits, maps and views throughout. 5 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary mid brown half calf with two black title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Discreet blue ownership stamp to first blank of each volume. Text and plates clean with superb impression of the plates. A very handsome set.

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        Abbildungen österreichischer Rindvieh-Racen. Vienna, Kaiserliche Konigliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1859. With 27 numbered chromo-lithographed plates. Oblong folio text volume (34×46 cm) in original cloth-backed lithographed wrappers, the plates (each 33.5×45.5 cm) loose as issued, preserved together in the original gold- and blind-stamped blue cloth box (36.5×50 cm).

      KVK (5 copies); Nissen, ZBI 4518. Rare and finely produced work on cattle with 27 plates of bovine animals after photographs taken on the Landwirthschafliche Ausstellung in the Augarten (Vienna), held in May 1857. The plates are divided into 9 categories, arranged per species, area or country where they originate from (Pinzgau, Mürztal, Lavanttal, Tyrol, Voralberg, Egerland, Mahren, Hungaria, and foreign species (i.a cattle from Switzerland and Würtemberg, Germany). The text volume supplies each plate with an explanatory text.Spine and edges of box used; library stamp on title-page; some foxing throughout. A fine work on cattle with chromo-lithographed plates.

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        Miscellanies: prose and verse

      Bradbury & Evans, 1855-, London 1857 - Four volumes, octavo; contemporary green half calf, worn but good. First edition: an attractive four-volume set of Thackeray, collecting the best of his early journalism and writings for the serials, including his The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves, which originally appeared in Punch in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of the Defence of Kars, Historical and Military. From Authentic Documents, and from Notes taken by the Several Officers serving on the Staff of Her Majesty&#39;s Commissioner with the Ottoman Army in Asia Minor. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel C. Tees

      London: Richard Bentley, 1857. Pp. xx, 344. five tinted lithographs, folding colour lithographed map, large double folding tinted lithograph view of the town mounted on a tab. Full calf binding, gilt framed, ornate gilt spine, gilt-stamped leather spine label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Inscribed on the front blank from S.K. Mainwaring, Eton Election 1861. Covers very lightly scuffed, foxing to the map, small oval embossed stamp in the white space on both folding plates of the Topographical Statistical Depot, War Department, otherwise a very good copy, handsome on the shelf.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

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        Theoria Motus - Theory of the Motion of the Heavenly Bodies Moving About the Sun in Conic Sections

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1857 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH; THE MOST IMPORTANT TREATISE ON THE THEORY OF ORBITS IN THE 19TH CENTURY; original brown cloth binding with gold lettering on spine; the pages are clean and unmarked except for staining on the top of the first hundred pages or so going into the page an inch in the worst case (not really that bad); some foxing to the pages otherwise very good; the covers have some wear and soiling yet remain in very good condition; Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nederlandsche Kleederdragten / Costumes des Pays-Bas.

      Naar de natuur getekend door Valentyn Bing en Braet von Ueberfeldt.1e serie, 56 handcol. lithogr.plts.F.Buffa en Zonen, Amsterdam 1857.(53x37cm) w. 14 accomp. textleaves, contemp. gilt mor., large folio. One of the finest costume books published in The Netherlands.

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        Map of Rockingham Co. New Hampshire from Practical Surveys.

      Smith & Coffin, Philadelphia 1857 - Wall map, 56 x 56 inches, in full period hand colour. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Lightly tanned, faint old stain along upper edge, but in very good condition. A large, attractive, detailed wall map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Chace evidently received at least some of his training with R. P. Smith and J. H. French's survey of New York, the most ambitious and advanced mapping project for any American state up to its time. Between 1854 and 1860, Chace conducted surveys of more than twenty counties in seven northeastern states. Rockingham is New Hampshire's only coastal county. Each township is individually coloured. There are two large inset street plans of Portsmouth and Exeter (with accompanying business directories), and seventeen smaller insets for other county towns and villages. The map is ornamented by fifteen finely engraved vignettes that show notable buildings and residences in the county, including the Exeter Court House, Swamscot Machine and South New Market Iron Foundry, and Philips, Kingston, Hampton, and Rockingham academies. There are also tables of distances and statistics. Not in Rumsey who lists only one Chace map, of Cumberland County, Maine. An exemplary New Hampshire county map. Phillips, America , p.751; Ristow, pp. 387-88. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Virginians. A tale of the last century

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1857-59. "First edition in the original 24 monthly parts, 8vo, 48 plates, illustrations in text, original yellow printed wrappers, a few minor repairs to backstrips, wrapper to vol. I soiled, but generally a very good to fine set with the earliest state of all the adverts, and with virtually all the required inserted slips, except the Straber ad in part 5, the specimen pages of Knight&#39;s Popular History at the back of part 17, the family medicine insert at the back of part 19, the accident slip at the back of part 20, and the publisher&#39;s catalogue in part 24. This set with the bookseller label of John Camden Hotten on four of the parts. Contained in two matching slipcases with chemises. Van Duzer 232"

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        A Monograph of the Birds Forming the Tanagrine Genus Calliste; Illustrated by Coloured Plates of all the Known Species

      John Van Voorst 1857 - Sclater's own copy with his signature on ffep. 45 hand-colored lithographs executed from drawings by OUDART. Colored map of Tropical America frontispiece. First 14 plates have been numbered in ink with plate and page numbers (presumably by Sclater). Lead white discoloration around the images of some of the birds has been professionally cleaned. Original brown cloth with blind-stamped decorations and gilt-stamped title on front cover. Professionally rebacked. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        INAUGURATION DE LA GARE DE RENNES - 1857 -

      1857 - un volume, reliure bradel pleine toile beige in-folio (cloth-bound in-folio), dos long (spine without raised band), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets or (gilt lines), titre frappé or (gilt title), pièce de titre sur fond noir avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), orné de 10 lithographies en noir sur fond jaune par Paillard et E. Vaumort, légers trous de vers en marge des gravures (wormhole isolated), 7 pages, 1857 Rennes Editions Oberthur Editeur, Recueil de 10 lithographies imp. par Oberthur au format in-folio représentant les fêtes données les 26, 27 & 28 Avril 1857 à l'occasion de l'inauguration de la gare de Rennes., précédé d'un compte-rendu de 7 pages par A.-G. de la Guistière.TRES RARE.INTROUVABLE.bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Lower Canada Shewing the Proposed Land Agencies and the Townships distinct from the Seigniories

      Crown Lands Office, Toronto 1857 - Size : 535x1485 (mm), 21x58.375 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, browning along the folds, joints reinforced. Laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

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        NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de la SUISSE PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES, LES ROUTES ET LES CHEMINS DE FER, LES VILLES INDUSTRIELLES, LES LIEUX REMARQUABLES PAR DES CURIOSITÉS NATURELLES. les principales mines exploitées et les établisemments d'eau minerale A new illustrated map of Switzerland presenting the physical and political divisions, the roads and railways, the industrial towns, remarkable places of natural curiosities. The major active mines and mineral water establishments. .

      Paris. 1857 - Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Size: 84 x 59.5 cm. Very good condition An interesting view of Switzerland from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various Swiss cities and regions on both sides of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area as well as its architecture and landscape. These include Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich among others. The actual map has industrial centres, mines, major roads and railways, and places of interest marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, from which this map is taken.

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        The Virginians. A tale of the last century.

      Bradbury & Evans 1857-59, London - First edition in the original 24 monthly parts, 8vo, 48 plates, illustrations in text, original yellow printed wrappers, a few minor repairs to backstrips, wrapper to vol. I soiled, but generally a very good to fine set with the earliest state of all the adverts, and with virtually all the required inserted slips, except the Straber ad in part 5, the specimen pages of Knight's Popular History at the back of part 17, the family medicine insert at the back of part 19, the accident slip at the back of part 20, and the publisher's catalogue in part 24. This set with the bookseller label of John Camden Hotten on four of the parts. Contained in two matching slipcases with chemises. Van Duzer 232 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De zending van graaf van Elgin naar China en Japan in 1857, 1858, 1859.Utrecht, Nolet and son, [1860]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 5 full-page chromolithographed plates, 3 lithographed maps (2 folding), some letterpress tables in text. Contemporary blue calf, purple textured cloth sides.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 547; Cordier, Sincia, col. 2376; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); NCC (same 3 copies). Very rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of an account of Lord Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857 to 1859, written by the diplomat, traveller and secretary to Lord Elgin during the Washington negotiations of the reciprocity treaty with Canada in 1846, Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888). The plates depict a reception tent of the Royal commissioner at Tahkoo, the signing of the Tientsin treaty, a view of Mount Fuji, tea gardens in the vicinity of Yedo (Tokyo) and a Japanese funeral. The maps show the course of the rivers Yangtze, Pei ho (Hai), Woosung (Suzhou Creek) and Ningpo (Yong).In very good condition, with some foxing. Bindings worn and cracked at the hinges and corners. Dutch translation of Elgin's mission to China and Japan.

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        THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID.

      London, Dean and Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, circa 1857.Dated 1857 from British Library copy, 245 x 165 mm, 9¾ x 6½ inches, yellow printed paper wraps with red lettering, large illustration in red, black and green (papa reading to 2 children), publisher's adverts on lower cover, 8 pages printed 1 side only, the first and last pasted to the insides of the covers, as issued. Each page has a large bold amusing hand coloured illustration occupying 3 / 4 of the page, underneath each is a 7 line verse. The story of a very small elegant man suffering unrequited love for a very large lady with a voice like a lion's roar. She puts him in a hat box, she sits on him when he tries to steal a kiss standing on a chair; he disconsolately goes walking and happens to meet a charming modest little lady who agrees to marry him. Respined in matching paper, restitched, centre page reglued expertly into covers, a few minor marks to lower cover, very small light stain to first 2 pages, small closed tear to lower margin of page 4 just entering 5 mm (¼") into image, neatly repaired, no loss, small faint water stain to same margin, a few pale fingermarks. A very good copy of a scarce delightful book. The only copies we could locate are the British Library copy and one in Yale. Not in Osborne, Gumuchian or Oppenheimer Catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Flora von Salzburg (Skizzen zu einer naturhistorischen Topographie des Herzogthumes Salzburg, Erster Band).

      Salzburg, Mayr'sche Buchhandlung, 1857.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. VIII + 243 Seiten + 4 Porträt-Tafeln + 1 gefaltete Landkarte. Ca. 21 cm x ca. 14,5 cm. Leineneinband mit geprägtem Rückentitel. - 1. Abtheilung: Geschichte der botanischen Forschungen in Salzburg von Heinrich Reithenbeck. / 2. Abtheilung: Systematische Ãœbersicht der Familien, Gattungen und Arten der Flora von Salzburg von Franz Storch. / 3. Abtheilung: Die Vegetationsverhältnisse des Kronlandes Salzburg von Anton El. Sauter. / Anhang: Hilfsmittel zum Studium der Pflanzenkunde, botanische Vereine, Pflanzensammlungen und Literatur zur Flora von Salzburg. - Stafleu, Cowan: Taxonomic Literature 13.212 (... Sauter (1858) states that he should not have been cited as the author of parts; Storch did most of the work...) - Sehr selten.. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, durchweg mehr oder weniger braunfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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        Die Marmor-Gruppen auf der Schloss-Brücke in Berlin.

      Berlin, Decker, 1857. 4 Textblätter mit Holzstich-Ansicht, 17 Tafeln mit Figuren in Holzstich auf China-Papier aufgewalzt. Halbleinen der Zeit, Gr.Folio. - Seltene prachtvolle Festschrift zur Fertigstellung der Schloßbrücke in Berlin 1857 erschienen. Mit dem Bau dieser Brücke wurde Karl Friedrich Schinkel vom preußischen König Friedrich Wilhelm III im Jahre 1819 beauftragt. Der Bildhauer Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff schuf diese überlebensgroßen Skulpturengruppen, die auf hohen Marmor-Postamenten über den steinernen Brückenpfeilern stehen. Die Tafeln zeigen diese Marmorfiguren, die aus der griechischen Heldensage stammen. Stecher der Tafeln ist Unzelmann nach Zeichnungen von Burger. Die Ansicht mit der Schloßbrücke und dem Berliner Schloss ist gestochen von J. Müller. - Die auf China aufgewalzten Holzstiche in perfekter Erhaltung. Einige der Tafeln, meist rückseitig, wenig stockfleckig.

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        Die Zucht-Hühner. 3. Auflage.

      Dresden, Kuntze, 1857.. ( 23 x 15 cm). VIII, 102 (1) S. Mit 4 kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Kartonband. (Nachrichten aus dem Verein für Hühnerzucht).. Der Verfasser, Sekretär des Vereins für Hühnerzucht in Dresden, beschreibt hier neben der allgemeinen Hühnerzucht zahlreiche Rassen sehr detailliert, die auf den prachtvollen Tafeln teilweise abgebildet werden. - Stempel auf Titel. Gering gebräunt. Neu aufgebunden, sonst gut erhalten

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        List of Stones found Chiefly in the Barossa Ranges South Australia" , with two other manuscript notebooks listing mineral specimens chiefly from the Barossa

      Winchester, 1857. Three small notebooks, duodecimo, with altogether 84 pages of manuscript notes; one notebook scorched lower right corner with some very minor loss, another loose in its covers but otherwise all in good condition in original decorative coloured paper wrappers. Mineral specimens from the Barossa. An unusual small collection of geological field work concentrating on the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The geology of the Barossa Valley and elsewhere, as recorded by Henrietta May of Winchester in a clutch of quite charming notebooks, which are inscribed and dated (1857) in a clear hand. Evidently an amateur, she may be seen as representative of the burgeoning group of amateur women geologists in the mid-nineteenth century. Due to the restrictions on women entering the fields of science on a professional basis - the Geological Society of London admitted no women at all, not even as guests! - they were forced to pursue their interests on their own. These notebooks provide a good insight into the working methods of the author. The first two books must have been written during Henrietta May&#39;s travels, and slight wear to them is indicative of fieldwork. The script, though entirely legible, confirms this: it is unaffected, and in places irregular. The notebooks provide a systematic classification of minerals and stones collected by the author and identify their localities in detail. The first notebook is devoted chiefly to stones found in Australia, and in particular in the Barossa. Whether Henrietta May actually travelled to Australia is unclear: although a visit is certainly implied by the precise location given, we have found no record of her name in any of the obvious resources. If she did indeed visit the Barossa her presence might understandably have escaped the historical record as she would have been lost in massive crowds of people at the height of the gold rushes. The second notebook lists minerals found across Britain. The final book, clearly written in a different environment and indexed, is a breakdown of minerals and metals in their constituent forms. It is likely that the author used it as a guide on her travels as her fieldbooks are structured accordingly. As a group these notebooks are an attractive survival, and quite poignant evidence of serious investigations being done in geological science, traditionally a male domain, by a woman on her own.

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        THE CASE OF DRED SCOTT IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. THE FULL OPINIONS OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY AND JUSTICE CURTIS, AND ABSTRACTS OF THE OPINIONS OF THE OTHER JUDGES; WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE POINTS RULED, AND SOME CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

      New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1857.. 104pp. Gathered signatures, stitched as issued. Minor soiling to first and last leaf. Very good plus. A compilation of the Court&#39;s opinions on this landmark case. The Court&#39;s decision, which essentially ruled that African Americans could not be citizens of the United States because they were property and not people, demonstrated the extreme pro-slavery position of the Court and helped to precipitate the Civil War. Dred Scott, a slave who lived in Rock Island, Illinois and Fort Snelling, Wisconsin - both places where slavery was prohibited - sued for his freedom in 1846. The Supreme Court&#39;s decision against Scott exacerbated feelings between the North and South and seriously diminished the Court&#39;s credibility in the North. Not in Dumond. SABIN 78257.

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        Excellent early signature and rank of Confederate hero J.E.B. Stuart

      Signature ?Lt JEB Stuart 1st Cavalry Regl? on 4.25? x 1.25? lower portion of document, partially dated 1857 [Fort Leavenworth, Kansas]. Light soiling from previous mounting in blank area above writing can be easily matted over. Fine condition.After graduating 13th in the West Point Class of 1854, James Ewell Brown Stuart was brevetted a Second Lieutenant in the Regiment of Mounted Rifles and was assigned to duty in Texas where he took part in the campaign against the Apaches. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on October 31, 1854, and was transferred to the new 1st U.S. Cavalry on March 3, 1855, then headquartered at Fort Leavenworth on the Kansas frontier. On December 20, 1855, he was promoted to First Lieutenant. Stuart was wounded in a skirmish with the Cheyenne Indians on the Solomon River in Kansas on July 29, 1857, the year this autograph was signed. Promoted to Captain on April 22, 1861, he resigned on May 14, 1861, shortly after Virginia?s secession, to accept a commission as a C

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        Das Uenglinger Tor in Stendal., Aquarell und Tuschfeder.

      1857 - Rechts am Unterrand signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "Nach der Natur gezeichnet v. E. Hallier (18)57". Auf leichtem Karton. Bildhaft ausgeführte Arbeit des Hamburger Architekten Eduard Hallier. Er wurde zuerst Tischler und besuchte dann das Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe. Ab 1860 folgten Studienreisen nach Rom. Die blattfüllende, detailliert gezeichnete Architekturvedute des Uenglinger Tores zeigt früh ein Interesse an der Architektur. Links im Hintergrund ist die St. Marien Kirche mit der markanten Doppelturmfassade zu sehen. - Minimale Fleckchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        ALS, partially missing, to M.D. Hunter of Anton&#39;s Hill, Coldstream, in Berwick

      Sydney: date missing, but April, 1857. Single leaf of wove paper, 268 x 208 mm., old folds, torn at seal, comprising the last page of a letter and address panel verso; blue NSW sixpence stamp and other postmarks. The first Premier of New South Wales. Sadly missing the first sheet, this is nonetheless a substantial fragment of an interesting letter written and signed by Donaldson while serving as the treasurer of New South Wales: "the turmoil and harassing wear & tear of political life in a Colony is rather too high a price to pay for the distinction, such as it is." Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson (1812-1867) first arrived in Sydney in 1835 and quickly established himself as one of the exclusives centred around the Macarthur family. A founding member of the Australian Club, a trustee of the Port Phillip Association, and a member of the Senate of the University of Sydney. His great claim to fame, however, is that he was the first Premier of New South Wales, having eventually gained the position after the 1856 election. &#39;In the first elections under responsible government Donaldson was returned for Sydney Hamlets to the Legislative Assembly… Hitherto he had worked with so many factions that one Sydney paper was at a loss to discover his political principles&#39; (ADB). Donaldson was narrowly able to form government in June 1856, but his position fast became untenable, and the ministry resigned on 25 August. In October he was defeated in the Sydney Hamlets but elected unopposed for the South Riding of Cumberland. The letter is written to Matthew D. Hunter of "Anton&#39;s Hill", a property in Coldstream, Berwick (south-east of Edinburgh, near the border with England). The connection to Hunter is not immediately clear (Donaldson&#39;s family came from Lancashire, his wife&#39;s from Cumberland), but the two men were evidently close as this is an unburdened and personal letter. It starts with a broken off sentence, "… then I shall be perfectly satisfied to &#39;hang up the fiddle & bow, to lay down the shovel & the hoe&#39; - so far as child begetting is concerned." The letter also discusses with pride Donaldson&#39;s political life, noting that "I was Premier (the first) when the speech from the throne was written and delivered by a responsible ministry; and I made the first Budget speech in the Colony as Treasurer, un beau succès… if I am at home I don&#39;t believe I should be satisfied unless I could get into the House of Commons." The letter concludes with this regards to Mrs. Hunter, and also Sir Grey and Lady Douglas, as well as commenting on the sad death of a son of Baily of Mellitain (sp?), "unfortunately drowned by falling (or jumping) overboard from the Hunter River Steamer…

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        Schiffahrt im Hafen von Ostende - Shipping in the Harbour of Ostend

      vom Künstler signiert und datiert 1857 -. Marinemalerei mit Segelschiffen im Hafen von Ostende. Öl auf Leinwand, 53 x 71 cm / mit Rahmen 62 x 79 cm. Signiert und datiert 1857, guter Zustand. Weitere Infos und Fotos auf Anfrage per Email (oder Sie rufen uns an). Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Informationen. Please contact us for more information.

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        LES VIES DES SAINTS ET FETES DE TOUTE L'ANNEE DU TOME 1 à 12 - DE JANVIER à DECEMBRE - MANQUE LE TOME 8 - AOUT - INCOMPLET - 2ème EDITION.

      LOUIS VIVES 1857 - RO20160406: 11 TOMES: XVI + 607 + 476 + 524 + 481 + 519 + 508 + 533 + 489 + 500 + 519 + 485 + 112 pages - Tome 8 manquant - plats jaspés - trace de mouillure dans le texte - tranches de la couverture frottées - petite annotation et tampon en debut d'ouvrage et dans le texte - titre et tomaison dorés au dos. Traduit en francais par L'ABBE E. DARAS In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 235-Les saints [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Meyer's] Neues Conversations-Lexikon für alle Stände (Schreibweise ab Band 2: Neues Konversations-Lexikon für alle Stände). In Verbindung mit Staatsmännern, Gelehrten, Künstlern und Technikern. Unter der Redaktion der Herren Dr. L. Köhler und Dr. Krause herausgegeben von H. J. Meyer. [1. Auflage, A-Z komplett in 15 Bänden].

      Hildburghausen und New York : Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1857-1860.. EA. Ca. 24x16 cm. Insgesamt IV, 19144 Seiten. In dieser Ausgabe wurden die Zahlstiche mit eingebunden, also keine separater Tafelband. Wir zählten 114 Bildnisse von bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten und 58 Städteansichten. Halbleinen. Die Einbände sind berieben und leicht fleckig. Buchrücken Band 11 mit kleinem Loch, 2 Bände im Gelenk gering angeplatzt. Buchdeckel innen mit Exlibris. Buchdeckel Bd. XV hinten mit ganzseitiger Bleistiftnotiz zu den Stahlstichen. Vorsatzblätter jeweils mit Ziffer (Bleistift) versehen. Alle Bände fest gebunden und stabil. Seiten gebräunt od. braunfleckig, nur wenige stärker. Einge Blatt mit Wasserrand, hiervon auch 2 Tafeln betroffen. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel insgesamt durchaus ordentliche Erhaltung..

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        Die Marmor-Gruppen auf der Schloss-Brücke in Berlin.

      Berlin, Decker 1857 - Seltene prachtvolle Festschrift zur Fertigstellung der Schloßbrücke in Berlin 1857 erschienen. Mit dem Bau dieser Brücke wurde Karl Friedrich Schinkel vom preußischen König Friedrich Wilhelm III im Jahre 1819 beauftragt. Der Bildhauer Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff schuf diese überlebensgroßen Skulpturengruppen, die auf hohen Marmor-Postamenten über den steinernen Brückenpfeilern stehen. Die Tafeln zeigen diese Marmorfiguren, die aus der griechischen Heldensage stammen. Stecher der Tafeln ist Unzelmann nach Zeichnungen von Burger. Die Ansicht mit der Schloßbrücke und dem Berliner Schloss ist gestochen von J. Müller. - Die auf China aufgewalzten Holzstiche in perfekter Erhaltung. Einige der Tafeln, meist rückseitig, wenig stockfleckig 4 Textblätter mit Holzstich-Ansicht, 17 Tafeln mit Figuren in Holzstich auf China-Papier aufgewalzt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Schaarmarkt. Kolorierte Lithographie ( Doppeltondruck ).

      Hamburg - Altona, Gassmann, 1857.. Gezeigt wird der Schaarmarkt von Süden, vom Neuenweg gesehen, mit St.Michaeliskirche. Blickrichtung Hohler Weg, links die Straßen Venusberg und Eichholz. Blattgröße: 15,7 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt. ( Rahmenmaß: 37 x 42 cm ) ( vergleiche: Salomon: Werkfverzeichnis Heuer, Seite 75 ). Guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Da unter Glas gerahmt Versand auf eigenes Risiko ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Notes penned by Pasteur in his laboratory shortly before discovering that fermentation is caused by biochemical action of tiny organisms, but they must be the right tiny organisms, saving France?s wine and beer industries

      Autograph Manuscript (unsigned) in French, 2p, 7.25? x 9.5?. No place, June 19-28 [1857]. Not translated. Handwritten in pencil at top edge, in unknown hand, ?(fermentation de l?acide Tartrique) From his laboratory / notebook / tartaric acid.?Seven groups of 11 numbered items, possibly test tubes, have been handwritten by Pasteur: One group on June 19th, four groups on June 22nd, and two groups on June 28th. In his notes to the right of the June 19th group, Pasteur brackets Numbers 1 and 2 and, in French, compares numbers 5 and 7 with 8 and 9, concluding ?In the same way N. 8 and 9 during the 24 first hours.? He then pens ?Report of N.3 and 4 / N.1 and 2 = 4, 6.? On June 22nd, Pasteur brackets four additional pairs of numbers and ?Report = 4, 3.? There are numerous brackets on the second page.Pasteur found that although tiny organisms were essential in fermentation they must be the right ones. He showed brewers how to culture the right organisms for good beer and d

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