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        California and Its Resources. A Work for the Merchant, the Capitalist,

      SEYD, Ernest. California and Its Resources. A Work for the Merchant, the Capitalist, and the Emigrant. [4], 168, [1] pp. Illustrated with 2 large folding maps, coloured lithographic frontispiece and 7 coloured lithographs, 9 full-page black & white lithographs, one folding-plate view of San Francisco. 8vo., 225 x 135 mm, bound in original black pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt, skillfully rebacked, with the original spine laid down. In a recent half morocco folding box. London: Trübner and Co. 60 Paternoster Row, 1858. |~||~||~||~| Presentation copy, inscription on front flyleaf "To the Editors of the 'Alta California' with the author's best wishes." and with note below "London 15 Jany 58 Mr. Seyd with adress the Alta on the subject of this book by next mail." With several ink stamps in margins of text of "Daily Alta California, S.F. Ca." . "One of the best early surveys of the natural resources of California" - Currey & Kruska. A thorough and lively work on California, with much on the state's natural resources, history, and economy, as well as its gold fields and agricultural prospects. The tinted frontispiece showing Yosemite Falls and another tinted plate showing Yosemite Valley were derived from sketches made in 1855, and appear to be the first views of Yosemite Valley to be published in a book. Other illustrations show buildings in San Francisco, forest scenes, and mining operations. Wheat says the illustrations "are of much Gold Rush significance." One map shows all of California, while the other shows several routes to California from England and Europe, including overland from New York or New Orleans, across the Isthmus of Panama, or around the Horn. "Scarce...One of the best books on the resources of California, with much historical material on the Vigilance Committee" - A fine copy of a scarce and important book. Howell Cowan, p. 577. Rocq 17136. Currey & Kruska 296. Howell 50:832. Howes, S310, "aa". Sabin 79633. Wheat, Gold Rush 181. Abbey 662.

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        Mitla A Nararative of Incidents and Personal Adventures

      1858. TEMPSKY, G.F. von. Mitla. A Nararative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855. [xiv], 436 pp. Illustrated with a folding engraved map coloured in outline, 5 hand-coloured lithographs, and 11 woodcut illustrations. 8vo., 210 x 135 mm, bound in contemporary English polished calf, gilt-tooled spine. London: Longman, Brown, etc., 1858. |~||~||~||~|$1250.00 First Edition. Gustavus von Tempsky was a German adventurer and traveller who here recounts his journey from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Durango, Mexico City, Puebla, Mitla, Tehuantepec, Guatemala, Santa Catarina, Salvador, and well over one hundred smaller towns. A fine copy, lacking half-title. Abbey, Travel 665.

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        Du Typhus de l'Armée d'Orient.

      Paris, Librairie Victor Masson, 1858. - in-8. VII. 440pp. Plein chagrin, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement doré sur le plat avec un envoi en lettres dorées "A Mr. Le Docteur Conneau, médecin de l'Empereur. Hommage du frère de l'auteur L Jacquot" (reliure de l'époque, dos un peu frotté, petites salissures). Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire. Première édition de ce traité sur le typhus, notamment lors de la guerre de Crimée (1854-1856) qui opposa la Russie à une coalition formée de l'Empire Ottoman, la France, le Royaume-Unis et le royaume de Sardaigne. Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu au Médecin de Napoléon III (l'envoi gravé en lettres dorées sur le plat se trouve aussi manuscrit à un feuillet de garde). Médecine militaire. Armée. Empire.

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        Totius Latinitatis Lexicon opera et Studio Aegidii Forcellini Lucabratum et in tertiam auctam et emendatam a Jospeho Furlanetto alumno Seminarii Patavini Norvo Ordine Digestum amplissime auctum atque emendatum Cura et Studio Doct. Vinventii de-Vit Olim Alumni ac Professoris ejusdem Seminarii, Tomus Primus- Sextus A-Z + Supplementum (Glossarium et Appendix)

      Prati, Typis Aldinianus., 1858-1860 (MDCCCLVIIII-MDCCCLX). - CCLI, 596; 1007; 830;1019; 808; 708 S. (zweispaltiger Druck) Das berühmte Latein Lexikon von Forcellini ind der großen und sehr umfangreichen Ausgabe von 1858 ff. Großzügiger, zweispaltiger Druck auf gutem Papier. Deckel von Band VI mit kleinen Dellen, Stehkanten mit den üblichen Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gutzes Exemplar. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 6500 Fol. Halbleinenbände der Zeit über fünf Büncden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

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        Totius Latinitatis Lexicon opera et Studio Aegidii Forcellini Lucabratum et in tertiam auctam et emendatam a Jospeho Furlanetto alumno Seminarii Patavini Norvo Ordine Digestum amplissime auctum atque emendatum Cura et Studio Doct. Vinventii de-Vit Olim Alumni ac Professoris ejusdem Seminarii Tomus Primus- Sextus A-Z + Supplementum (Glossarium et Appendix)

      Prati, Typis Aldinianus., 1858-1860 (MDCCCLVIIII-MDCCCLX).. 6 Bände (Alles) CCLI, 596; 1007; 830;1019; 808; 708 S. (zweispaltiger Druck) Fol. Halbleinenbände der Zeit über fünf Büncden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Das berühmte Latein Lexikon von Forcellini ind der großen und sehr umfangreichen Ausgabe von 1858 ff. Großzügiger, zweispaltiger Druck auf gutem Papier. Deckel von Band VI mit kleinen Dellen, Stehkanten mit den üblichen Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gutzes Exemplar.

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        "Ask Mamma," or the Richest commoner in England

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. ix, 3, 412p. [17] leaves of plates. Beautifully bound by Riviere & Son in three quarter rich red morocco over cloth boards with original pictorial paper wraps bound in from issue IV. Second issue in solid letters (the first issue has the letters in outline form). All 13 hand colored plates present and each are pristine. (the plate on p. 329 was originally supposed to be inserted at p. 359. Tooley 472.. Octavo.

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        Original Watercolor and Pencil Drawing for a Fashion Plate Featuring Two Women in Gowns

      1858 - Signed and dated February 2, 1858 by artist. Measuring 25 by 21.5 cm. Pauquet's work in printed form is easy to find; the original sketches are not. Pauquet's work appeared in various fashion periodicals and he also published "Modes et Costumes Historiques" around 1860. He was best known for fashion illustration, but he did other types of book illustration as well. A little light margin soiling. The painting was formerly pasted onto something else, and so on the back of remnants in the corner of this.

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        Oriental and Western Siberia A narrative pf Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures of Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and part of Central Asia

      London, Hurst and Blackwell 1858.. gr.-8°. VIII (2) 611 S. Mit 35 Textholzschn. u. 20 lithogr. (dav. 4 chromolith. u. 16 getönt. Taf.) OLn. m. Goldpräg. Rü. restaur. Vors. erneuert. Ohne Faltkarte. EA First edition. - Atkinson (1799-1861). "Sieben Jahre lang durchzog er auf weitausgreifenden Routen ... die Regionen zwischen dem Ural im W und dem Baikal-See im O, dem Pit-Fluß im N und dem Tian-schan im S." (Henze I, 107)

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        Annales de L'Observatoire Impérial de Paris, Directeur de l'Observatoire: Observations. 1858-71. Volumes 1-23 [1800-1867]

      Mallet-Bachelier, Gauthier- Villars., Paris 1858 - 23 volumes in total. Contemporary half-leather calf, spines gilt, morocco title labels. A sound and impressive Observatory set, a duplicate de-accessioned from the library of the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh. The leather is edgeworn and slightly powdery but supple with no splitting or weakness, bindings are tight and square. Paper has moderate foxing near endpapers, generally clean and in good order in the interiors with occasional foxing. strong on a few pages. A small number of fine line engravings of instruments, etc are to be found in some volumes. The title labels are in excellent order in fine gilt on leather with raised bands and key lines. The boards are marbled paper. Binding may not be original, but certainly dates from several decades ago. The endpapers seem cleaner and less foxed than the prelims, suggesting the binding was added later. Not exactly bed-time reading, these tomes contain much of scientific importance from a leading Observatory of the period and will look impressive in any library. Please contact us before ordering to clarify shipping costs for this very heavy set. We ship worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym

      First edition of the French translation by Charles Baudelaire and why he did not come from large papers. Bound in brown half grief, back on four bands set with ornate golden double dotted black boxes, bits with small restorations head, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on the first contreplat , contemporary binding. Virtually free copy pleasant freckles. Copy charming binding period, which is rare because most copies were modestly related to the period. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1858 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis carmina omnia perpetuo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond

      Beautiful typographic tiny edition with commentary distributed around the text. Text in a red frame. Engraved title, with Renaissance-type frame.Illustrated edition of 27 photographs pasted albuminous as thumbnails at the top of chapters, while the photographic process to albumin had been invented in 1850.Bound in full black morocco signed Smeers, 1871. Dos tooled raised 4 irons. Hot dishes struck a rich central medallion and corner irons nets coaching cold. Inétrieure wide lace. Gilt edges. Slight rubbing to upper jaws head, tail and corners.Very nice copy, clearly established in a binding master.ex typographia Firninorum Didot Parisiis (Paris) 1858 8x14cm relié

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        Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym.

      First edition of the translation by Charles Baudelaire and for which he was not drawn large papers.Binding half sorrow cherry, back with four nerves set with blind fillets and decorated with gilded florets, marbled paper plates, corners bumped, contemporary binding.Rare and light spots without gravity. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1858 11x18,5cm relié

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        Faust. Poligraphisch-illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie und geselliges Leben. Jahrgang 5.

      Leipzig 1858. Mit 68 (von 72) teils farbigen bzw. getönten Kunstbeilagen. Folio. 384 Spalten. Schöner Halblederband der Zeit. - Unterschiedlich braunfleckig, im wesentlichen gut. - Mit außergewöhnlich schönen graphischen Blättern, darunter: Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen, Schillerhaus in Gohlis, Kapelle St.Anna in Schmiedeberg in Schlesien, Am Comosee, Palermo, Porträt Chr. Rauch, Lauterbrunnental (zwei Blätter) etc. - Herausragend die doppelblattgroße Farblithographie der Great Eastern (Leviathan) sowie eine ebenfalls doppelblattgr. getönte Vogelschauansicht der Sächsischen Schweiz. - Es fehlen vier Blätter Jagdwild..

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        The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      New York J S Redfield 1858. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Heavy tooled leather binding with marbled endpapers and ribbon marker. Aeg Reprint Brown hardback tooled leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 247pp. Numerous illustrations by Tenniel, Birket Foster et al. Includes original memoir.

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        ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA. A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia

      London: Hurst and Blackett. 1858. First edition. Publisher?'s original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. A single folding map, 20 coloured lithographs with tissue guards and 32 wood engravings within the text. An excellent near fine clean copy, the binding showing only very light wear. The endpapers are original and the hinges firm. Some spotting to the prelims and margins throughout. The folding map without tears. An excellent example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Maitre Pierre

      Paris - Hachette, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition and signed copy of About's French novel. First Edition. In French. With an ink inscription to the half title by the author. Edmond Franois Valentin About (14 February 1828 - 16 January 1885)was a Frenchauthor, journalist, art critic andmember of the French Academy. Condition: Rebacked in morocco with the original cloth boards laid down. Externally, sound with some shelfwear and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1858. Small octavo, 124 pp., all edges gilt; a very attractive copy in plum morocco embossed in blind, lettered in gilt to front board and with royal arms to rear board, spine banded and gilt. First edition in a lovely presentation binding.Liardet was a professional naval officer who served against America in the War of 1812. He had an active and heroic career during which he was nearly blinded, forcing his retirement in 1841. Appointed to Greenwich Hospital, Liardet went on to write three practical naval books, works which concentrated on the technical aspects of sailing and are something of a vade mecum for junior officers. Liardet's informal account of shipboard life presents a wonderful glimpse into Royal Navy vessels at mid-century.Perhaps a testament to its usefulness and readability, this is a scarce work; Worldcat shows only four libraries holding copies.

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        The Poetical Works of John Dryden with Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes

      sp; - Edinburgh - James Nichol2vol.; 8.5 by 6.5; I: (xxiv)344pp., II: (xxiv)314pp., 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very handsome collection of the late Poet Laureate's works. Revered by Sir Walter Scott, Dryden (1631-1700) was an English poet and essayist, who for some time gave his name to the literary culture of Restoration England ('the Age of Dryden'). With its original calf boards, marbled edging, spectacular endpapers, and broad, clear margins, this lovely and easily legibile compendium is sure to impress. Condition: Rebound in calf using old calf boards. Generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Lovely custard colour with gilt bordering and colourful, marbled edging. Slight wear to corners of boards. Internally, front hinges quite strained but gatherings remain firmly bound together. Pages clean with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD..

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        The New-England Almanac and Farmer's Friend for the year of Our Lord 1858

      ONT>, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This Victorian farmer's almanac makes a lovely curio. In remarkably firm shape for a pamphlet, it features a comprehensive calendar with markings describing astronomical phases, sun- and moonrises, and some holidays; as well as guides to land measures, newspapers of the world, localproperty regulations, localcourts, election reports, weather records, and advertisments. Condition: Decent given age. Browned and foxed throughout. Tidemarks to front cover, folds on some corners, and loss to upper corners of rear pages. Charmingly and firmlybound with twine. Overall GOOD.

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        Humble Creatures

      London - John Van Voorst, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early edition of this treatise on The Earthworm and the Common Houseflywith microscopicillustrations by the authors, with eight plates and 26 figures integrated with text. First editionComprising eight letters, each detailing more specific topics about the earthworm and housefly. Written by James Samuelson, who wasassisted by J. Braxton Hick. Dedicated to William Spence. With advertisements to last page and an additional publisher's catalogue bound in to rear. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, marginal fading and the odd mark to boards. Front hingeslightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound but with title page starting slightly. Generally bright but with handling marks and institutional ink stamps and institutional labels to front endpapers. With the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Virginians

      - London - Bradbury and Evans, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leather bound with gilt detailing to spine and marble, paper boards. This book contains two volumes of The Virginians, both with illustrated title pages. Both volumes contains 23 full page plates each, including the frontispiece. Plates are spotted as usual (due to the type of paper used)William Makepeace Thackeray (July 18, 1811 December 24, 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. Condition: The binding is generally firm with the rear cover andmost internal pages securely attached. Pages 279 to 282 of the second volume are detached but present. The internal hinges are slightly strained but holding. The front board is attached loosely by the cords. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and to the boards and small chips to the leather corners. The spine is split in several places, with the majority hanging loosely by one side only and may detach in the post. Internally there are handling marks and brown spotting throughout the text, especially to the edges of the plates, although many pages are generally clean and bright. The spotting does affect the illustrated title pages and frontispiece. There is a copperplate and a pencil inscription to the front, blank-end paper. Overall the book is in good only condition with binding fair only..

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        MAMMIFERES FOSSILES DE LOMBARDIE. Carnivores - Rongeurs - Ruminants.

      Milan, Bernardoni, 1858. In-4 gr. (mm. 340x238), cartonato edit. (macchiato), pp. (4),94,(2), illustrato da: 1 tav. a doppia pag. che raffig. ?"Coupes et plans des cavernes de Laglio et de Levrange?" e da 28 interessanti tavv. di fossili (di cui 5 a doppia pag.), tutte litografate in b.n. "Edizione originale" di questo importante studio del barone milanese Emilio Cornalia (1824-1882), naturalista, direttore del Museo civico di Storia Naturale di Milano. Il volume fa parte dell?'opera: "Paléontologie Lombarde" ou Description des fossiles de Lombardie, publiée à l?'aide de plusieurs savants par l?'Abbé Antoine Stoppani (2e Série). Testo con pagg. uniformem. ingiallite, 5 tavv. con ingialliture e fioriture, altrimenti esempl. intonso, ben conservato.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 24. IX. 1858.. 1 S., Gr.-8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Jacob Grimm gilt als Begründer der deutschen Philologie und Altertumswissenschaft. Berühmt wurde er gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Wilhelm durch ihre gemeinsame Sammlung "Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm" (2 Bände, 1812-1815) und das "Deutsche Wörterbuch" (1838ff.). Jacob Grimm formulierte 1822 ein erstes Lautgesetz für die germanischen Sprachen, das bis heute als "Erste Lautverschiebung" bezeichnet wird. In angelsächsischen Ländern spricht man von Grimm's Law. Ein weiteres für die Germanistik wegweisendes Werk ist die 1835 in drei Bänden publizierte "Deutsche Mythologie", welche sich auf linguistischem Wege der Lebensweise und Göttersicht nicht nur der Germanen nähert. In der Folge entstehen ähnliche Werke im finno-ugrischen und slawischen Raum. Jacob Grimm war Mitglied des preußischen Ordens "Pour le Merite" für Wissenschaft und Künste. --- 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. - Kl. Knickspuren. -

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        The VirginiansA Tale of the Last CenturyIn Two Volumes

      59 - London - Bradbury and Evans, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. First printings of the first edition of the historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which forms a sequel to his Henry Esmond. Illustrated throughout by Thackeray himself, as the original series was. Featuring a frontispiece and engraved title page to both volumes. With both volumes also including twenty-two plates. Collated complete. First printing in book form, The Virginians was originally issued by Thackeray's publishers, Bradbury and Evans, in 24 monthly parts, the first one appearing on November 1, 1857. Critical reception of the book was on the whole favourable, and the novel has continued to be considered one of the standard works of 19th century fiction. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities and light fading and marks to the spines. Corrective fluid to the front board of volume two. Front hinges to both volumes are slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound with bright pages. Scatteredfoxing throughout, which is heavier marginally and to the plates. Copperplate ink signature to the front pastedown to both volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien u. Leipzig, 1858-1859 bzw. o. J.. Zus. 4 1/2 S., Kl.-8°. u. 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Nach Professuren in Zürich und Wien ging er 1865 an die Universität Leipzig und baute dort die heute nach ihm benannte "Physiologische Anstalt" (Carl-Ludwig-Institut für Physiologie der Universität Leipzig) auf, wo er zu Themen wie Blutdruck, Harnabsonderung und Narkose forschte. Einige seiner Schüler waren Otto Frank und Wilhelm Ellenberger. Neben seinen Aktivitäten in der Physiologie betätigte er sich auch in der Physikalischen Chemie. --- 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. -

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      Berlin, 30. XI. 1858.. 2 S., 4°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Encke entdeckte unter anderem die nach ihm benannte Enckesche Teilung des Saturnrings, führte an vielen Kometen die damals noch schwierigen Bahnbestimmungen durch (Enckescher Komet) und befasste sich später intensiv mit Asteroiden. Auch bestimmte er mit hoher Genauigkeit die Sonnenparallaxe und damit die Astronomische Einheit (Entfernung Erde-Sonne). --- 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 tlw. mit kl. Knickspuren. -

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        Schriftsteller und Stimmführer der Jungdeutschen Bewegung (1811-1878): Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 8. VIII. 1858.. Gr.-8°. 2 S.. An eine "Verehrte Frau" über seinen neuen Roman "Der Zauberer von Rom ", dessen erster Band erschienen sei, und eine Übersetzung ins Englische: "... F r e y t a g s Roman ["Soll und Haben", 1855] macht sein Glück durch die Verherrlichung des Ladenschwengelthums und der kleinen Dütchendreher. Diese Menschen sind Legion, führen jetzt im Zeitalter der materiellen Interessen das Wort und der Commis erkennt sich überall wieder. Mein Buch hängt mit den subtilsten Empfindungen des deutschen Gemüthes zusammen, hat glaub' ich zu wenig grobe Effekte u. ist mit einem Worte den Ausländern ganz unzugänglich ... Verzeihen Sie mir auch, daß ich vergaß, Ihnen ein Exemplar meiner Ritter ["Die Ritter vom Geiste", 1850ff.] zu schicken. Einmal kam eine Reise nach Italien u. Rom dazwischen und sodann ist mir die Adresse (R i e s s e r) nicht sehr angenehm. Wir mögen uns gegenseitig beide nicht. Schon vor der Paulskirche geriethen wir in Streit u. Riessers ganze Richtung ist mir antipathisch, wie ihm die meinige ..." - // - 1852 begann mit einem Verriss von Gutzkows Roman "Wally, die Zweiflerin" (der nach dem Verbot von 1835 unter dem Titel "Vergangene Tage" neu erschien) in der von Julian Schmidt und Gustav Freytag redigierten Zeitschrift "Die Grenzboten", der öffentlich über die damaligen Medien ausgetragene "Grenzbotenstreit". - Ab da wurde alles, was Gutzkow schrieb, im Grenzboten verrissen. - Die Kritik an Gustav Freytags Kaufmannsroman "Soll und Haben" in unserem Brief ist also mehr als verständlich. - Ab 1858 erschien Gutzkows zweiter Großroman "Der Zauberer von Rom", der erst 1861 abgeschlossen wurde und wie die ebenfalls in unserem Brief erwähnte Serie "Ritter vom Geiste" neun Bände umfasste. - Gabriel Riesser (1806-1863) war Jurist, Politiker und vom 18. Mai 1848 bis 26. Mai 1849 Abgeordneter in der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, wo er für Judenemanzipation eintrat.

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        Narrative of the Wreck of the Barque "Julia Ann", Capt. B.F. Pond, in the South Pacific Ocean. Two Month's residence of the survivors on a barren Coral Reef, and Providential escape therefrom. An Introduction by Lorenzo Moses, Esq

      New York: Francis & Loutrel, Stationers and Steam Job Printers, 1858. Octavo, pp. 36; a little light foxing but in good condition in original dark calf, decorated and lettered in gilt, lilac endpapers; slight wear to binding. Exceptionally rare account of the wreck of a ship carrying 28 LDS Church members from Australia to California. In September of 1855, the American barque Julia Ann set sail from Sydney for San Francisco. Of her fifty-six passengers, twenty-eight were Mormons. Twenty-seven days into the voyage, the ship struck a coral reef off the Society Islands and broke apart. Five of the Mormon passengers were drowned. Tens of thousands of Latter-day Saint converts from many countries sailed to America between 1840 and 1890, urged to do so by Church leaders. Remarkably, the Julia Ann was the only vessel to be shipwrecked with loss of life.The Julia Ann travelled between the goldfields of Australia and California, and as a regular visitor to the Australian colonies was an example of the strong maritime and commercial links that existed during the two Pacific nations during the gold rush period in the mid nineteenth century. The ship left Sydney in September 1855 bound for San Francisco; twenty-seven days later she was breaking up on a reef in the Society Islands, about 400 miles to leeward of Tahiti. The survivors were to spend two months on a neighbouring island; a boat was built, lost to weather and recovered, and ultimately Pond with a crew of ten men rowed the boat to Bora Bora. Details of the wreck and the eventual rescue of the survivors are given here in the form of extracts of letters from Pond, including his unhappy experiences with French, British and American officials in Tahiti.RARITYThis is an exceptionally rare book: we have identified just eight copies including this fine example. The printing is not recorded by the Hill catalogue, and remained unknown to Ferguson although it describes a voyage from Australia. Although a single copy is recorded by WorldCat (University of Hawaii) the online digital version provided by hathitrust.org is the (poor) copy in Princeton University. Sabin's entry records the book from the copy then at Harvard; a copy has recently been added to the New York Public Library catalogue while another copy has since been located at the State Library of New South Wales. For a printing of a "thrilling" account of a shipwreck, this is much rarer than might be expected, and it has been plausibly suggested that it may have been printed only for private distribution or at least just semi-privately published: the printers are described on the title-page as "Stationers and Steam Job Printers", while Lorenzo Moses, who obviously masterminded the publication as well as writing the introduction, was a friend of Pond who had "recently received from Capt. Pond's sister, a present of a large oil painting, executed by herself, representing the state of the wreck as described by her brother...".The only record that we can find of a copy of the book on the market is, extraordinarily, the copy offered for sale in 1886 in George E. Littlefield's catalogue XV ("A Catalogue of Old, Rare and Curious Books comprising History, Genealogy, Biography, Travels, Theology, Science, &c.").In the last thirty years, however, we have handled two other copies of this rarity, one now in a private collection and the other with the Australian National Maritime Museum's American Gallery, which subsequent to purchasing our copy was moved to source a number of manuscripts and mementoes relating to Captain Pond (see note below).PROVENANCEIn an original dark calf binding lettered and decorated in gilt, apparently a special presentation binding as it is inscribed on the front endpaper "To J.S. Fraser from his friend B.F. Pond". We have also handled a copy of this very rare book in original printed blue glazed wrappers,a binding trhat does not seem to have survived in the other recorded copies.THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSThe voyage was of great significance to the history of the LDS Church.We understand that two books will shortly appear in print, emphasising the significance of the voyage and wreck to the history of the Church. One, which will also form the basis of a documentary, has an already detailed web site dealing with the voyage (http://mormonhistoricsites.org/a-divine-providence-the-wreck-and-rescue-of-the-julia-ann/).CAPTAIN POND AND HIS BOOK (note by Paul Hundley of the Australian National Maritime Museum)Benjamin Franklin Pond was born in Connecticut in 1819. A sickly boy in his youth, his schooling was fragmentary, interrupted by long and severe attacks of inflammatory rheumatism. He continued to suffer from periodic attacks until he was twenty. In 1838 at the age of 19 he set off on his own to find his way in the world. Ten years later, like so many others, Pond went west to seek his fortune in the California Goldrush of 1849. He was naturally fond of adventure and had always dreamed of sailing onboard a vessel bound for the Pacific and the Northwest coast of America. The goldrush provided the incentive for a young single man to follow his dream.In the company of eight friends Pond sailed from New York to Chagres, then crossed the Isthmus of Panama overland and took a steamer to San Francisco. The journey continue by sail to Sacramento and overland again to Coloma. Finally setting up camp on the South Fork of the American River. He spent exactly one year on the goldfields. When he returned to San Francisco in 1850 he carried with him twenty-five pounds of gold. At $16.00 an ounce and 20 troy ounces per pound, Pond walked off with $8000 which would be the equivalent of over $150,000. Pond writes of his decision to leave prospecting behind, "Good bye to an experience never to be forgotten and never to be repeated in this life."After returning to San Francisco Pond went into a series of business ventures. Over a period of several years, by his own acknowledgement, he had gained and lost several fortunes. In 1853, Pond entered into partnership and purchased a ship, the Julia Ann. This vessel, owned and commanded by Captain Pond, made four voyages between San Francisco and Sydney bringing passengers and supplies to the Australian goldfields in Victoria and New South Wales. In 1855, on a return voyage from Sydney to San Francisco, with 56 people onboard and a cargo of Newcastle coal, the Julia Ann wrecked on a deserted island in the South Pacific.NOTEThe Australian National Maritime Museum noted in relation to their exhibition about the wreck in 2002 "The acquisition of the original publication of Captain Pond was the initial step in what has been an incredible voyage of research and discovery. The archaeological survey directed by Mr. Hundley [curator of the American Gallery] provided confirmation of the shipwreck site and contributed to the exhibition of this story in Australia and the United States. Through his efforts there are now hundreds of descendants of the Julia Ann shipwreck who have been brought together and who graciously lent objects for the exhibition. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints supported both the research and exhibition through the loan of manuscript material from the Church Archives. The Pond family members have provided an archive of over one hundred documents from Captain Pond's shipping records between 1853 and 1858...".BIBLIOGRAPHYHuntress, 410C; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1202; Sabin, 63978. Not recorded by the Hill catalogue, nor by Ferguson. OCLC 58862972. SABIN. HUNTRESS 410C. O'REILLY & REITMAN 1202. REFERENCESA very substantial online literature relating to the voyage is growing even now, and includes:http://www.famhist.us/genealogy/histories/juliaannshipwreck.phphttp://www.mormonnewsroom.org.au/article/shipwrecked-saintshttp://lineagekeeper.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/shipwrecked-in-south-pacific-3-oct-1855.htmlhttp://files.lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/articles/BarkJuliaAnnhistoricalrecordPages06jens.pdfhttp://lds.org.au/abouthttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1997/10/how-shall-i-gather/was-it-not-a-revelation-from-god-how-inspiration-helped-the-julia-ann-survivors?lang=enghttp://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/Search/showDetails/db:MM_MII/t:account/id:767/keywords:rosa+clara+logiehttp://user.xmission.com/~nelsonb/wrecked.htmhttp://articles.latimes.com/1997-03-30/local/me-43550_1_julia-annA very full account given from the point of view of the LDS Church can be found at http://files.lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/articles/WreckOfTheJuliaAnn.pdf.

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        Part of Akbar's palace, Fahtephur Sikri]. Showing entrance to the hide-and-seek house.

      c.-62 1858 - Albumen print mounted on card. Fair tonal range and in good condition, titled in manuscript on card. Dimensions: 345 by 435mm. (13.5 by 17.25 inches).

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        The Plays of Shakespeare

      London: George Routledge & Co.,, 1858-1860. Edited by Howard Staunton. 39 volumes, tall octavo (253 × 170 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, spines banded in gilt and black, marbled sides, yellow edges, by an American binder (?) Engraved portrait frontispiece, Illustrated throughout with wood engravings by the Dalziel brothers after Sir John Gilbert. From the library of William Gibbons Medlicott, who formed a valuable collection of ballad literature that was purchased by Harvard in 1878; with a contemporary envelope addressed to "W. G. Medlicott/ Longmeadow/ Massachusetts/ USA". A handsome set. First edition edited by Howard Staunton and the first with illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, originally issued serially in 50 parts (wrappers for the first parts issue bound in to volume 1). Howard Staunton (1810?-1874), chess player and literary scholar. "From 1854 Staunton largely devoted his attention to the study of Shakespeare, of whose works he had been from youth an enthusiastic admirer. Between November 1857 and May 1860 he issued, with Messrs Routledge, a new edition of Shakespeare in monthly parts, with 824 illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. Staunton's text was based on a collation of the folio editions with the early quartos and with the texts of modern editors from Rowe to Dyce, rejecting the falsifications of J. Payne Collier. The conjectural emendations, which were usually sensible, were kept within narrow limits, and showed great familiarity with Elizabethan literature and modes of speech" (ODNB). One of the best Victorian editions of Shakespeare, both in terms of editing and illustration.

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        Historia de Belgrano [Two Volumes]

      Buenos Aires: Libreria de la Victoria / Impr. de Mayo, 1858-1859. First edition. Cloth. Very good copies with restored wrappers; Vol. I has nick to first few leaves, last few leaves unopened (uncut); Vol. II has publisher's error with earlier extra title (dated 1858) bound upside-down before half-title and also inserted correctly at rear; binding near fine. Sm. 4to. Historia de Belgrano was the expansion of an article that originally appeared in Galeria, and it subsequetly went through four editions, the last in 1887, each one much augmented. "Mitre gathered and studied the books of America history, he submitted them to critical testing, he classified them according to what precipiated from them, and tried to contrast the results of his personal reseach among unpublished sources with what was already published," (Romulo D. Carbia, Historia critica de la historiografia agentina, p. 166-7). "Despite the impressive bibliographical apparatus supporting his work, however, Mitre's Historia de Belgrano provoked an enduring polemic regarding his basic premise: that a history of Belgrano, a great man, and the enlightened minority in Buenos Aires could somehow be a history of Argentine independence," (Nicolas Shumway, The Invention of Argentina, p. 208). Sabin calls it "a masterly work. Palau 173451. Spain & Spanish America I, 459. Sabin 49758. Leclerc 1915. Conde Montero 25.

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton. With Illustrations by John Martin.

      London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co 1858 - Large 8vo, (x), 373, (1) pp. 24 fine mezzotint plates, some light foxing. Original gilt titled blind stamped purple cloth, recased with new endpapers, extremities rubbed, spine sunned with minor loss to the ends. Arguably the finest illustrations ever made for Milton's poem. First published thus 1827.

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        Johnson's New Copper plate Map of Michigan and the Great Lakes

      A. J. Johnson; Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, New York 1858 - Engraved folding pocket map, full period hand colouring. Inset view of Detroit. Folds into publisher's brown blindstamped cloth covers, upper cover lettered in gilt. A colorful and scarce antebellum pocket map of Michigan and the Great Lakes This large pocket map is centered on the Michigan Peninsula, with parts of the surrounding states and Canada shown. Typical of the best of the pocket maps from this period, it shows great detail, with counties named, numerous cities and towns, roads, railroads, canals, as well as the ferry crossings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Port & quarantine regulations [cover title]

      "n.p., n.d. [Port Louis, Mauritius": "H. Plaideau, printer". ca. 1858. "Square 12mo (approx. 6 x 5""), pp. 59, 59, [60]-64; parallel text in English and French; original printed wrappers, stitched, as issued.; a few short breaks in the margins of the wrappers, but in all a very good copy. A sole copy of the 1857 edition (also printed by H. Plaideau, but with 24 fewer pages) is recorded at Kings College, London. This edition apparently unrecorded. Contains various proclamations, ordinances, rules and regulations for shipmasters and pilots regarding making harbor, light houses, signals, ballast, dockage, tides, quarantine matters, and so forth, for Port Louis on the island of Mauritius."

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        THE INDIAN EMPIRE: HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY…WITH A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE BENGAL ARMY

      London Printing and Publishing Company Limited LONDON, [1858?-1861?] First Edition. 3 volumes in 8 divisions, in the original cloth parts. With 117 engraved plates, 2 double-page maps, 3 engraved title pages, and 3 frontispieces. Minimal foxing throughout. A clean and tight set, with just the spines a bit dulled. Rare in the original 8 parts and in this condition. A very nice set. . First Edition. Very Good++.

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        12 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Poitiers, 1858-1875.. Zus. 32 S., 8°.. "Er besuchte das Priesterseminar der Diözese Chartres und war auf dem Priesterseminar St. Sulpice in Paris eingeschrieben. Am 25. Mai 1839 wurde er zum Diözesanpriester der Diözese Chartres geweiht. Danach war er als Vikar in der Kathedrale von Chartres tätig und wurde 1844 zum Generalvikar ernannt. Seine Wahl zum Bischof von Poitiers erfolgte am 29. Mai 1849, die am 28. September 1849 bestätigt wurde. Der Bischof von Chartres Claude-Hippolyte Clausel de Montals und die Mitkonsekratoren Bischof Pierre-Louis Parisis von Langres und Jean-Nicaise Gros von Versailles weihten ihn am 25. November 1849 zum Bischof. Bischof Pie war anfangs kein Befürworter des Dogmas zur Unfehlbarkeit des Papstes (vergleiche auch: Pastor Aeternus von 1870), seine Meinung änderte er nach der Teilnahme am Ersten Vatikanischen Konzil (1869-1870) und wurde ein starker Verfechter dieses Dogmas. Am 12. Mai 1879, dem ersten Konsistorium des Jahres 1879, wurde er von Papst Leo XIII. (1878-1903) zum Kardinal erhoben, am 22. September 1879 erhielt er das rote Birett, gleichzeitig wurde ihm als Kardinalpriester die Kirche Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rom übertragen. Er starb am 17. Mai 1880 und wurde in der Kathedrale von Poitiers beigesetzt" (Wikipedia). - 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. -

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      Belfast, 1852-1858. - An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Andrews „besuchte die Belfast Academy und das Academical Institution. 1828 studierte er an der Universität Glasgow unter Professor Thomas Thomson Chemie. 1830 studierte er mit Pasteur bei Jean-Baptiste Dumas in Paris und 1831 zog er auf das Trinity College in Dublin und erwarb dort eine Auszeichnung in den klassischen Wissenschaften sowie in den klassischen Altertumswissenschaften. Er promovierte 1835 an der Universität Edinburgh als Doktor der Medizin und schloss eine medizinische Praxis erfolgreich ab. Er wurde praktischer Arzt in Belfast sowie Professor für Chemie an der neugegründeten Hochschule für Medizin der Academical Institution in Belfast. Seit 1839 war er Mitglied der Royal Irish Academy. 1845 war Andrews Vizepräsident sowie Professor für Chemie am Queens' College in Belfast. Er lieferte bedeutende Arbeiten zur Wärmeentwicklung bei chemischen Prozessen, zum Verbrennungsprozess und über das Ozon. Er leistete Arbeiten zur Gasverflüssigung (besonders Kohlendioxid), zur elektrischen Leitfähigkeit heißer Gase und auf dem Gebiet der Galvanisierung. 1861 entdeckte Andrews, dass sich Gase oberhalb einer bestimmten Temperatur nicht mehr durch Druck in flüssige Form überführen lassen. 1863 schloss er erstmals auf die Existenz einer kritischen Temperatur und bestimmte Oxidations- und Neutralisationswärmen. Er interpretierte Ozon als Modifikation des Sauerstoffs. Nach ihm ist das Andrews-Diagramm zur Darstellung der thermischen Zustandsgleichung von Gasen benannt" (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. - Einige Knickspuren. - Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Grande Illustrazione del Lombardo-Veneto ossia storia delle città, dei borghi, comuni, castelli, ecc. fino ai tempi moderni.

      Milano, 1858 - Sei volumi di cm. 25, pp. 839 (9); 830; 1244; 1014; 1091; 791. Frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume, 2 piante di città ripiegate (Venezia e Mantova), una veduta di Venezia a doppia pagina, 2 tavole ripiegate, 19 ritratti fuori testo e 977 incisioni xilografiche prevalentemente di vedute, panoramiche, scene storiche e particolari delle città e dei paesi descritti. Elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro, fregi a secco. Un po' scolorito ai bordi dei piatti, qualche lieve brunitura, peraltro esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta della seconda edizione, pressochè uguale alla prima e pubblicata contemporaneamente ma che da quest'ultima si differenzia almeno per la presenza dei ritratti. Spesso il numero delle piante fuori testo e dei ritratti varia secondo l'operato del legatore. Opera ancor'oggi ricercata per la quantità di informazioni storiche, statistiche e topografiche riguardanti l'alta Italia. Ogni provincia viene descritta dettagliatamente a partire dal capoluogo fino a tutti i centri minori che la compongono. Notevole inoltre l'aspetto vedutistico che risulta una delle maggiori fonti documentarie del tempo soprattutto per quanto concerne la provincia e le zone solitamente meno privilegiate dal punto di vista iconografico. Insieme ormai piuttosto raro a reperirsi completo, anche perché formato da studi monografici che vengono spesso proposti singolarmente. Cfr. Cremonini 164 (che cita 17 ritratti); Catalogo Hoepli, 593: "Opera delle più interessanti e compiute per quel tempo, che illustra le regioni del Lombardo-Veneto sotto tutti gli aspetti, storico, artistico, culturale, economico, ecc". Ormai non comune, soprattutto quando completa di tutte le tavole ed i ritratti come nel presente esemplare (nessuna copia censita recentemente porta un tale numero di ritratti). Esemplare impreziosito inoltre da una legatura assai decorativa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript - Irish Music

      Ireland, 1858. Coleraine Ireland, 1858. Two manuscript music books contemporary to the Ulster revival of 1859 and containing works of Irish interest, Oblong 8vo. Music book of a student named David G. Kennedy. 16 pages, several musical notes and lyrics penciled on 8 printed music sheets made in London, bound in marbled paper boards measuring approximately 23,5 x 14 cm, with manuscript label to front. Oblong 8vo. Music book of an unnamed band member, labeled in typescript "Music. Coleraine Town Band", appears to contain flute music, 15 pages in manuscript, also bound in marbled paper boards measuring approximately 24 x 14,5 cm. Wear and creasing to boards, indication of moisture to final leafs to Kennedy's volume, unobtrusive to text, otherwise both volumes are in very good condition.Including several works of Irish interest, duets, rhymes, rounds, and marching music fill the manuscript labeled "D.G. Kennedy's Manuscript Music Book", including the following: • The Meeting of the Waters. Music by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). A song from Wicklow County Ireland about the River Avoca and the River Avonmore, the latter also known as Abhainn Dea. • (part of) Fly Not Yet. Irish Air. by Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet, satirist, composer, and political propagandist, close friend of Lord Byron. • Cheer Boys Cheer. Composed by English pianist, baritone singer and composer Henry Russell (1812-1900), lyrics by Charles Mackay, here replacing 'England' with 'Ireland'. "... no more idle sorrow. Courage, true hearts shall bear us on our way... So farewell Ireland much as we may love thee... to sail in search of fortune..." • The chorus notes to a national song, "Hurrah for Ireland" • How Sweet in the Woodlands. A duet by Dr. Henry Harington (1727-1816), eighteenth century musician, vocal composer, author, a founder of the Bath Harmonic Society, and physician to the Duke of York at Bath • All Hail this day of Jubilee • Hot Cross Buns. An English nursery rhyme, • Oh! With Thy Prophetic Power. by Stephen Glover (1813-1870), popular composer of songs, ballads, and duets • What are the Wild Waves Saying • Sound of the Trumpet. A March which he attributes to Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) • Follow to the Greenwood. A round by Thomas Morley (1557/58-1602), composer, organist, and theorist, and the first of the great English madrigalists. Coleraine (from Irish Cúil Rathain, meaning "nook of the ferns", Scottish: Cowlraine) is a large town and civil parish near the mouth of the River Bann in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It was one of the two urban communities developed by the London Companies in County Londonderry (hence, Londonderry) in the Plantation of Ulster at the start of the 17th century. With some industrialisation, the expansion of the river port, and the development of the railway, the town expanded significantly throughout the 19th century and into the early part of the 20th century. Around the time of these documents, the following significant events took place. In 1832 an outbreak of disease caused much loss of life. In 1844 a stone bridge was erected across the River Bann. In 1851 the Earl Bishop's Downhill Demense was destroyed by fire. In 1859 the Town Hall was designed by Thomas Turner and built by McLaughlin & Harvey. In 1853 a new railway line connected Coleraine and Londonderry.. Very Good.

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        Memorias y documentos para la historia de la independencia del Perú y causas del mal éxito que ha tenido ésta. Obra postuma. Por P. Pruvonena. [Two Volumes]

      Paris: Librería de Garnier Hermanos, 1858. First edition. Quarter morocco over green marbled boards, gilt rules and decorations, marbled endpapers. Lacking headbands else very good copies, spines scuffed, boards worn, booksellers book description and Peruvian bookseller's small label on front paste-down of first volume, scattered foxing. 8vo. V. 1. Causas del mal éxito de la Independencia del Perú; v. 2. Piezas justificativas, memorias y documentos para la historia del Perú. A valuable record and one of the main sources for information on the state of Peru in the early years of its independence, by José Mariano de la Riva Agüero (1783-1858), appointed prefect of Lima in 1822 by San Martin, later self-proclaimed President of Peru, arrested and accused of high treason, then exiled to Chile where he wrote the Memorias, before returning in 1838. Palau 239959 & 269808. Sabin 66413.

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        [Large broadside certificate]: American Seaman's Friend Society Life Member

      New York: (no publisher). 1858. Large engraved certificate with harbor scene. Original framed engraving. Fine. Matted and framed. Commemorative life membership document to Reverend Jeremiah S. Lord of the Reformed Dutch Church, Harlem, for his donation to the American Seaman's Friend Society. The document is signed by the President of the Society, William A. Booth, and dated September 1, 1858. The engraving at the top depicts a harbor scene with sailors disembarking from their ships. The engraving is by William Wade, an engraver and designer, who worked in New York City in the mid-nineteenth-century. A wonderful image. .

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        ASK MAMA or THE RICHEST COMMONER IN ENGLAND

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1858 - FINE book. Leech illus. (i-vii),viii-ix,(x-xii),(1),2-412pp. Full red morroco. Orig front/back panels & spine bound in @ back Original boards & backstrip bound in at back. Turn ins triple ruled, egg & dart & floral decor, all in gilt. Bound & SIGNED by Riviere. Boards triple ruled. (5) gilt dotted raised ribs. (6) panels all w elaborate gilt floral design. Tips with tiny bit of wear. FINE book, BUT: text faintly aged. TEG. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Human Mind in its Relations with the Brain and Nervous System

      London: John Churchill, , 1858. Octavo. Original pimple-grained cloth with title gilt to spine and blind panelling to the boards. Neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning to text, but overall a very good copy. First edition. An attempt to correlate physiology and psychology, seeking the location of the seat of consciousness. Noble was trained at Guy's hospital, and began his medical practice in Manchester 1834, where he became Visiting Physician to the Clifton Hall Retreat. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1867 and was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was a friend of the mesmerist James Braid, and of the influential physiologist William B. Carpenter, one of the founders of the theory of the adaptive unconscious, to whom the present work is dedicated. Uncommon.

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        Inner facade of the gateway, Fort Agra].

      c.-62 1858 - Albumen print mounted on card. Good tonal range and in good condition, small scratch in lower right corner, title in manuscript on card. Dimensions: 358 by 437mm. (14 by 17.25 inches).

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