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        Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). 15 pp. [numbered (1)-15]. Original printed wrappers.l The beginning of bacteriology as a modern science and biological basis of fermentation, here in a very rare offprint, with its own printed wrapper and pagination. It is Pasteur's first paper on fermentation and contains most of the central theoretical and methodological features of his biological theory of fermentation, in particular the concept of fermentation as a product of the growth of yeast; the idea that air is a source of microscopic yeasts and other microorganisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation can be traced to a specific microorganism. Pasteur was able to isolate, observe and propagate the yeast responsible for lactic fermentation, and to demonstrate that its activity was dependent on its environment. Pasteur's concept of fermentation as a biological process challenged the chemical theory of fermentation put forth by Liebig, which Pasteur was able to disprove with his experiments on alcoholic and acetic fermentation."First demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific micro-organism. This paper is often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (DSB). Also published in "Annales de Chimie et de physique", serie 3 vol. 52, pp. 404-418. This printing is a roughly simultaneous publication in the "Mémoires de la Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille", 2e ser., 1858, 5, 13-25. Uncut. Skilful repairs to outer margins of wrappers, otherwise an excellent clean copy. Dibner, p. 198; DSB 10, p. 363; Garrison and Morton 2472; Horblit, 82; Norman 1653; Osler 1534.

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        Diary of Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (9 x 6 inches). Half titles. Fine folding engraved map with original hand color in outline (some offsetting to facing page), and 7 chromolithographed and 4 tinted lithographed plates after by Hanart after Möllhausen, 8 wood-engraved plates, 4 woodcuts in the text (some spotting. Original publisher's red cloth gilt, (extremities a bit worn, one or two pale stains). Provenance: With the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861) to front pastedowns and a partially removed bookplate in volume two. First English edition, first published in Leipzig the same year. Möllhausen, a Prussian artist, who visited the United States three times in the 1850s, experiences which "gave Möllhausen the material and experiences he used to produce illustrations, diaries, and fiction for nearly fifty years. His works made him enormously popular with Germans of all ages and classes, and he has become known as 'the German Cooper.' After arriving in the United States in 1849 and working in the Midwest, in 1851 Möllhausen traveled through the Plains to Fort Laramie with Prince Paul of Württemberg. He returned to Germany in 1852 with a shipment of wild animals for the Berlin zoo and met Alexander von Humboldt. He soon became a favorite of the old explorer and, bearing a recommendation from Humboldt, returned to the United States, where he joined Lt. Amiel Weeks Whipple's Pacific Railroad survey of the Thirty-fifth parallel as 'topographer or draughtsman.' The party traveled from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Pueblo de los Angeles in 1853-54. Möllhausen made several illustrations in the Texas Panhandle that appear in Whipple's report" (Doherty). "A Diary" is Möllhausen's separate account of this expedition with Whipple. (Kathleen Doherty for Texas State Historical Association). Wagner-Camp 305:2. Mintz 582. Streeter sale 5:3134. Howes M713. Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush 145. Graff 2849. Rader 2418. Smith 6908. Farquhar, Colorado River 19b. Sabin 49915. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 268 note. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 956. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Cellularpathologie in ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre. Zwanzig Vorlesungen, gehalten während der Monate Februar, März und April 1858 im pathologischen Institute zu Berlin.

      . Berlin, Verlag August Hirschwald, 1858, 8°, XXI, 440 pp., zahlr. Holzschnitte, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit; sehr gutes Exemplar.. First edition of one of the most influential works in the history of medicine in cotemporary marbeld boards, gold tooled spine and label. - "The importance of this work can scarcely be overstated; it is not only the cornerstone but the very foundation of cellular pathology and "one of the most important books in the history of medicine" G & M. - "Virchow's theory that the seat of disease as well as any developed tissue could be traced back to the cell prompted his dictum "Omnis celluls e cellula" ("Every cell from a cell") to be added to Harvey's "Omne vivum ex ovo" ("Every living thing from an egg") and Pasteur's "Omne vivum e vivo" ("Every living thing from a living thing"). Although after later research the concept had to be somewhat modified, "cellular pathology" is a term which belongs to Virchow alone." - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1892; Garrison & Morton No. 2299; Osler 1624; Waller 9996; Printing and the Mind of Man 307c; Grolier/Horblit 99.

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        Autograph Letter

      , 1858 ALS, to his uncle, written as the Archduke of Austria, concerning the improving health of the Queen, his uncle's  mother.

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        China and India as illustrated in the Illustrated London News, 5 complete half yearly volumes from 1858 through 1860

      London:: Illustrated London News,. 1858 - 1861.. Very good. Five volumes of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with important content and many fine wood block engravings of China, Hong Kong, India and the US. 1858: January to June; India and China engravings include: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong; Delhi; Leviathan Steam Ship; Canton River; scenes in Bengal, Calcutta and Bombay. Bridal Tour of Princess Royal in Prussia; United States include the Mississippi River (8 vignettes including Sioux Indians); also Great Britain: Glyphographed map of the Isle of Wight. 1858: July to December 1858; China and India engravings include: double spread map of China with an inset Plan of Canton; Brahmins; signing treaty between England and China at Tien-Tsin; Sikh Temple at Umritzir; the HMS Euryalus; and Opium Smokers; Franklin Expedition. 1859: January to June, much China content, some United States, including: landing place Canton; Macao; the Yohamite Valley California; Taipings at Nankin (sic); a view of Wall Street (NY City); and Chinese artists. 1959: July to December: Oriental Joust in Paris; Bombay; Funeral at Hong Kong; Attack of Allied Forces on Chinese at Peiho River; Formosa; and gold bedstead given to Queen Victoria by Maharajah of Cashmere. 1860: January to June; China and India: troop ship bound for China; Cingalese boat; Calcutta; New Year's Day in China; the "Chesapeake" in Hong Kong harbour; map of China showing extension of electric telegraph to Canton and Hong Kong; illumination at Peshawar; and The "Great Eastern" leaving Southampton for New York. Folio volumes. Three quarter black gilt morocco and green buckram. The two volumes for 1858 buckram evenly sunned. Spines with gilt decorated raised bands and blind stamped and decorated compartments. Covers & spines a bit rubbed.

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        Autograph manuscript unsigned.

      [Paris], 24. V. 1858.. 4to (229 x 175 mm). 1 p.. In French: notes on the work of Monsieur Rets entitled 'Present state of studies of silkworms in the Vivrais': "This is what I notice in this note: The few Italian species which, up to now, had resisted the illness and last year had given good results, have now contracted it. They had been left from the early stages by the breeders [ ] Designation of the species give the best guarantees [ ] nonetheless there is no sign of any other disease than that of the little ones [ ] The worms submitted to sulfur and carbon treatment are well up to the present. The worms are vigorous, healthier, steadier [ ]". - The present manuscript was written well before Pasteur concentrated his efforts in battling a catastrophic disease of silkworms which was then ruining the production of silk in the south of France during the five-year period from 1865 to 1869. In 1853, silkworm eggs could no longer be produced in France, but had to be imported from Lombardy. The disease then spread to Italy, Spain and Austria. Dealers procuring eggs (i.e., seeds) for the silkworm breeders had to go farther and farther east in an attempt to secure healthy products. The disease followed them, soon engulfing Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus, China and even Japan. By 1865, the silkworm industry in France was near ruin. Though Pasteur had never ever seen a silkworm or a mulberry tree, he began at the request of his master Jean Baptiste Dumas, the famous chemist to investigate the cause of the epidemic. To be of value in his scientific endeavor, Pasteur had to become a masterful industrialist and therefore, it is quite expected that he would criticize those who would be willing to let their own economic failures be dismissed blaming disease rather than their own ineptitude or mismanagement.

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        China and India as illustrated in the Illustrated London News, 5 complete half yearly volumes from 1858 through 1860.

      Illustrated London News, 1858 - 1861, London: - Five volumes of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with important content and many fine wood block engravings of China, Hong Kong, India and the US.1858: January to June; India and China engravings include: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong; Delhi; Leviathan Steam Ship; Canton River; scenes in Bengal, Calcutta and Bombay. Bridal Tour of Princess Royal in Prussia; United States include the Mississippi River (8 vignettes including Sioux Indians); also Great Britain: Glyphographed map of the Isle of Wight.1858: July to December 1858; China and India engravings include: double spread map of China with an inset Plan of Canton; Brahmins; signing treaty between England and China at Tien-Tsin; Sikh Temple at Umritzir; the HMS Euryalus; and Opium Smokers; Franklin Expedition. 1859: January to June, much China content, some United States, including: landing place Canton; Macao; the Yohamite Valley California; Taipings at Nankin (sic); a view of Wall Street (NY City); and Chinese artists.1959: July to December: Oriental Joust in Paris; Bombay; Funeral at Hong Kong; Attack of Allied Forces on Chinese at Peiho River; Formosa; and gold bedstead given to Queen Victoria by Maharajah of Cashmere.1860: January to June; China and India: troop ship bound for China; Cingalese boat; Calcutta; New Year's Day in China; the "Chesapeake" in Hong Kong harbour; map of China showing extension of electric telegraph to Canton and Hong Kong; illumination at Peshawar; and The "Great Eastern" leaving Southampton for New York.Folio volumes. Three quarter black gilt morocco and green buckram. The two volumes for 1858 buckram evenly sunned. Spines with gilt decorated raised bands and blind stamped and decorated compartments. Covers & spines a bit rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIVRE DE PRIERES: illustre a l'aide des ornements des manuscrits du moyen-a^ge ; Chromolithographie de Ch Mathieu Typographie de Renou et Maulde

      Paris: B. Charles Mathieu, 1858. First Edition. Morocco. Fine. 149pp; illuminated plates of miniatures, chromolithographed borders throughout text. Bound by B. Larkey in crushed red morocco, raised bands, eleaborate gilt decorations on spine and covers, gilt dentelles, moire endpapers, all edges gilt. 6.75" x 4.5" A richly illustrated and elaborately bound book of prayers. In French.

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        Il Globo. Atlante di carte geografiche compilate [.] per servire di corredo al suo corso di geografia commerciale.

      - Genova, Paolo Rivara fu Giacomo Editore, 1858, in-folio, formato album, leg. coeva in mezza pelle, complessivamente 51 tavv.: front. litografico + 50 carte geografiche incise in rame con confini acquerellati a mano; rispetto all'indice delle carte c'è un carta in più (la 30 - Stati Orientali dell'Unione Americana - è ripetuta). Segnaliamo numerose carte dedicate all'estremo oriente e al continente americano. Qualche carta brunita, nel complesso buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Berlin. Ein Führer durch die Stadt und ihre Umgebungen mit Einschluss von Potsdam.

      Berlin, Barthol, 1858.. Mit 4 Kupferstichen (davon 1 Frontispiz) und 1 doppelseitigen Karte von Potsdam und Umgebung. VII, 370 Seiten, 48 Anzeigenseiten. 14,5 x 9,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit.. Sechste vermehrte Auflage. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

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        Seiro Bijin Awase Sugata Kagami. Three Volumes

      1858. SHIGEMASA, Kitao and Katsukawa SHUNSHO. Seiro Bijin Awase Sugata Kagami. Three volumes. Xylographically printed and illustrated throughout, including mostly double-page woodcut illustrations. 4to., 175 x 280 mm, bound alike in original gray-green wrappers in glassine, sewn Japanese-style, together in a new patterned silk shitzu box. Tokyo: Yamakazi Kinbei and Tsutaya Juzaburo, 1858. |~||~||~||~| Later edition of one of "the finest of all [Japanese] colour-printed picture-books" (Hillier). A Mirror of the Forms of Rival Beauties of the Green Houses is a behind-the-scenes study of geisha life, the "crowning achievement in books" of ukiyo-e artists Shigemasa (1739-1820) and Shunsho (1726-1793). Best known for geisha paintings, haikai (poetry), and shodo (calligraphy), Shigemasa primarily created books, though he did produce separate prints. He may have been a pupil of Nishimura Shigenaga but little else is known about his education. Katsukawa Shunsho, Shigemasa's collaborator, was "one of the unquestionably great masters of Ukiyo-e, outstanding as painter and print-designer" (ibid). A student of Miyagawa Shunsui (also known as Katsukawa), Shunsho founded his own eponymous sub-school. This three-volume set, first published in 1776, is divided by season: spring and summer in vol. 1, autumn and winter in vol. 2. The third volume contains mostly odes on the four seasons, composed "by the women represented in the illustrations" (Toda) who are named in the text. The illustrations in all three volumes show elegantly dressed geishas passing time reading, arranging flowers, keeping pets, playing games, and fingering musical instruments. These mundane daytime activities -- depicted without any hint of the professional nightlife to follow -- are printed using "the most gorgeous harmonies of colour yet achieved in woodblock colour-printing" (Hillier), sometimes heightened in silver mica. Based on the painting styles, Shigemasa is credited with the spring and autumn pictures, while the summer and winter pictures are attributed to Shunsho (Toda). Hillier notes the overall consistent quality of the prints, calling this work "among the highest achievements of the Japanese in book form." Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book (1987), pp. 22, 30, 331, 348, 352-357, 366. Toda, Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books (2004), 180-181 (first edition).

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        Rom "Die Kaiserpaläste von der Villa Wolters auf dem Aventin." aus gesehen.

      . Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unten signiert "E. Förster", betitelt und datiert "Rom 3/7 Apr. 1858", rechts oben numeriert "OHz 817.". 23,4:28,7 cm. Papier vergilbt. Provenienz: Mit Stempel der Münchner Künstlergesellschaft, nicht bei Lugt.. Die Münchner Künstlergesellschaft "Allotria" war 1873 von F. von Lenbach (1836-1904) und L. Gedon (1843-1883) gegründet worden. Anlaß dazu war der Austritt von ca. 50 Künstlern aus der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft.

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        Egypt, Sinai, and Jerusalem. A Series of Twenty Photographic Views. Text by Sophia Poole and Reginald Stuart Poole.

      London, Glasgow & Edinburgh, William Mackenzie, [1858-1860].. Royal folio (740 x 530 mm). 20 albumen prints (485 x 390 mm, or the reverse), 7 of these signed and dated 1858 in the negative, mounted on card with printed captions. 20th-century green half morocco bound to style. All edges gilt.. First edition of Frith's mammoth masterpiece, now hailed as "one of the most renowned nineteenth-century photobooks" (The Photobook). Of the artist's various publications it is unquestionably the finest, constituting "the largest book with the biggest unenlarged prints ever published" (Gernsheim). The enormous negatives (measuring 16 x 20 inches) were developed on site in the soaring temperatures of the desert, and the large panels of glass had to be transported through the desert by camels. As the prints were made directly from the negatives, they are unmatched both for their detail and their finely toned gradation. This landmark travel publication also served as a showcase for the relatively new technology of photography, demonstrating its ability to capture far-off foreign lands for a domestic audience: thereafter, the camera became an essential part of every explorer's equipment. - Of all the photographs Frith produced, the 20 presented here include a panorama of Jerusalem and 19 views of Egypt, accompanied by descriptions composed by the mother and son duo, Sophia and Reginald Stuart Poole. The publication brought the Middle East, ancient and modern, to an eager Victorian audience, and Frith's images helped shape perceptions of the area for decades to come. "The large-view prints in the book have justly become famous [...] as much for their technical as for their artistic achievement, demonstrating photography's astonishing capacity to render the form and texture of the actual" (The Photobook). Indeed, the work may be considered "the epitome of Victorian grandiosity. Few publications in the history of the medium are its equal in either presentation or ambition [...] Frith's views of the Pyramids, in particular, are groundbreaking and became the works for which he is now best known" (Foster et al.). - One plate lightly faded, another showing shallow creasing. Occasional waterstaining to backing paper (not affecting images), but remarkably clean altogether. A short repaired tear in the foremargin of some leaves, marginal repairs to a few guards or text leaves. Usually, only single plates appear at auction, but one complete copy commanded 337,250 at Bonhams in 2012, while another (showing scattered spotting, in a restored binding) fetched 289,250 at Sotheby's the following year. - Provenance: From the library of Alexander (Alistair) Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry (1937-2012). - The Photobook I, 28. Foster/Heiting/Stuhlman, Imagining Paradise, p. 62f. Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 1839-1875, p. 31 no. 130 (illus.). Goldschmidt/Naef, The Truthful Lens, p. 200 no. 62. Haworth-Booth, The Golden Age of British Photography, 1839-1900, p. 90f. (illus.).

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        16 Hefte von 17. Forstwirthschaftliche Mittheilungen [Forstwirtschaftliche Mitteilungen]. Hrsg. vom kgl. Ministerial-Forsteinrichtungs-Bureau [Forsteinrichtungsbureau]. Bände 1-17 (1846 bis 1876) ohne Band 10.

      . . 16 Hefte von 17. Forstwirthschaftliche Mittheilungen [Forstwirtschaftliche Mitteilungen]. Hrsg. vom kgl. Ministerial-Forsteinrichtungs-Bureau [Forsteinrichtungsbureau]. Ab 1858 genannt "Mittheilungen über das Forst- und Jagdwesen in Bayern", im Untertitel jedoch noch mit dem altbekannten Titel. Bände 1-17 (1846 bis 1876) ohne Band 10. Selbstverlag der Behörde (Druck in der Wild'schen Buchdruckerei), ab 1852 ersch. bei Joh. Palm's Hofbuchhandlung, ab 1864 im Vlg. Julius Grubert, ab 1866 bei J.A. Finsterlin, München. Je 8°, fester Kartoneinband, oft mit aufklappbaren unpaginierten Übersichten, bisweilen mit Tafeln (Stiche, Karte), unten nicht angegeben. Schöne Stempel der Forstbehörde Fürstenfeldbruck auf Titeleien. Zustand: Stärkere Gebrauchsspuren (Einbände fleckig und teils mit handschr. Jahr, oberste Papierschicht der Einbände an den Kanten zumeist abgerieben, Kanten oft bestossen, Rücken oft mit Läsuren oder/und Fehlstellen, Blöcke stockfleckig und stark staubig), sonst, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben, in gutem Zustande. Heft 1 (1846, 84 Seiten), Heft 2 (1847, 130 Seiten), Heft 3 (1849, 119 Seiten, Vorsätze fleckig), Heft 4 (1852, 155 Seiten), Heft 5 / II. Band 1. Heft (1854, 285 Seiten, im Block oben mit Wasserfleck, letzte Blatt mit Fehlstelle), Heft 6 / II. Band 2. Heft (1855, 102 Seiten, Titelei mit brüchigem Papier), Heft 7 / II. Band, 3. Heft (1856, 88 Seiten, Block und Einband getrennt), Heft 8 / II. Band 4. Heft (1858, 197 Seiten), Heft 9 / III. Band 1. Heft (1859, 311 Seiten), Heft 10 / III. Band 2. Heft (fehlt), Heft 11 / III. Band 3. Heft (1862, 366 Seiten, Rücken fehlt), Heft 12 / III. Band 4. Heft (1864, 499 Seiten), Heft 13 / IV. Band Heft 1 (1866, 390 Seiten), Heft 14 / IV. Band 2. Heft (1867, 395 Seiten, Einbanddeckel locker), Heft 15 / IV. Band Heft 3 (1869, 513 Seiten, hintere Einbandkante mit Abreibungsfehlstelle unten), Heft 16 / IV. Band Heft 4 (1874, 315 Seiten), Heft 17 / V. Band 1. Heft (1876, 331 und XCVIII Seiten).

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        Voyage et Aventures au Chili; De Delhi a Cawnpore: Journal d'une Dame Anglaise: Pages de l'Insurrection Hindoue; Drame dans les Mer Boráles: Souvenirs du Kamtschatka

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1858 - Uncommon collection of sea-fearing expeditions through South American and Russian seas. Maynard (1813-1858) was the surgeon of a French whaling ship, who circled the globe during the middle of the nineteenth century. His observations and descriptions of his adventures are carefully relayed in these volumes, and captured in sober tones. Maynard spent much of his time at sea in the Pacific, notably the years 1837-46. Maynard collaborated with Alexandre Dumas at various times, the latter contributing to "Les Baleiniers". Uniformly bound in contemporary tan morocco, marbled paper boards, black spine labels, comb-marbled endpapers and edges. Minor wear to the hinge of the Dehli volume, else a fine attractive set (4), 301 pp; (4), 301 pp; (4), 307. 3 vols. 12mo

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE MISSION SENT BY GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF INDIATO THE COURT OF AVA IN 1855, WITH NOTICES OF THE COUNTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND PEOPLE.

      A SUPERB & EARLY ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON THE BURMESE EMPIRELondon 1858, - Smith. Blue goat, gold decorations, 391p., map,29 lithos, hand-colored frontis & sepia litho plates, 3 maps+a 67 x 93 cm. folding pocket map, 13 appendices, dictionaryglossary, 21 x 28 cm., sharp, 21 x 28 cm. FIRST EDITION RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Chroniques de Jersey, dont l'auteur est inconnu; Revues et corrigées sur les manuscrits les plus complets avec une préface, un essai, un errata et un appendice; par Abraham Mourant, écrivain près de la cour royale. Suivies d'un abrégé historique des îles de Jersey, Guernesey, Auregny et Serk par George S. Syvret. [Chronicles of Jersey, whose author is unknown; Revised and corrected on the most complete manuscripts with a preface, an essay, errata and appendix by Abraham Mourant, writer near the royal court. Followed by an abbreviated history of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney by George S. Syvret.] Followed by Recherches sur les îles du Cotentin en général, et sur la Mission de Saint-Magloire, en particulier. [Research on the Cotentin Islands in general and the Mission of Saint-Magloire in particular]

      Published Publié par Philippe Falle, Jersey, 1858 second edition, revised and expanded. The first edition was published in 1832 by George S. Syvret in Guernsey. 1858. Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original diced full brown leather covers, five raised bands to the spine with gilt and maroon morocco title lettering label. 8vo. 9'' x 5¼''. Contains [x] [xiv] 305, 10, 48, 40 printed pages of French text. Small neat ink message to the front free end paper, light rubbing to the covers and in Very Good clean condition. The Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, is a peninsula in Normandy that forms part of the northwest coast of France. It extends north-westward into the English Channel, towards Great Britain. To its west lie the Channel Islands and to the southwest lies the Brittany Peninsula. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Le cuisinier parisien ou l'art de la cuisine française au dixneuvième siècle. Traité élémentaire et pratique des entrées froides, des socles et de l'entremets de sucre, suivi d'observations utiles aux progrès de la cuisine moderne. Par M.A. Carème, de Paris. Deuxième édition., revue, corrigée et augmentée, ornée de 25 planches dessinées par l'auteur, et gravées au trait par MM. Normand fils, Heron et Thierry.

      Paris Renouard et al 1858 - (3è éd.) 8°. Mit 24 (von 25) gefalt. Taf. nach Zeichnung des Verfassers. XVI, 408 S. Ttw. spät. Lwd. mit RSchild. (berieben). Stellenweise etw. stockfleckig, zwei Taf. mit kleinen Einrissen, etw. gebräunt. Es fehlt die erste Tafel. Vicaire 146 - Bitting 75 - Vente Orsi 88 - Schraemli 44. Marie Antonin Carème war neben A. Escoffier die wohl berühmteste Gestalt in der Kochkunst des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Ideen für seine kulinarischen Kreationen schöpfte er aus der Kunst und der Archtektur ("Pièces montées"). Er diente so berühmten Feinschmeckern wie CharlesTalleyrand, dem russischen Zar Alexander I. und dem englischen König Georg IV. Edition la plus complète d'un intéressant traité culinaire du génie Carême. Francais; 0,624 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Ottoman Turks: From the Beginning of Their Empire to the Present Time

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good. 1858. second. Morocco. Chiefly founded on von Hammer's German language history of the Turks. Two copies sumptuously bound as one in full green morocco, marbled edges & end-papers. Folding hand colored map of the empire. Frontis engraved view of Malta. Spine panel faded from verdant green to olive. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [xv],413,(1),548, [1] pages .

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        Reisen in Ost-Afrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1837-55. Zur Beförderung der Ostafrikanischen Erd- und Missionskunde. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Kornthal/Stuttgart, Selbstverlag/W. Stroh, 1858.. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte. XIV, 505 (1) S.; 521 (1) S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, geprägtes Bezugspapier. Der Einband etwas berieben, die Rückenkanten teils leicht beschabt, der Schnitt stellenweise unwesentlich fleckig. Einige Blatt im Eck geknickt, wenige Blatt mit schwachem Wasserrand, stellenweise unwesentlich fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. (840 Gr.). Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Embacher 177; Hennig 12; Henze 3/70; Lockot 1113; Vgl. Ibrahim-Hilmy 349 (die englische Ausgabe); nicht bei Gay. Erster Teil: Des Verfassers Erlebnisse, Missionsthätigkeit und Reisen in Nord- und Süd-Ost-Afrika (Abessinien und die Aequator-Gegenden); Zweiter Teil: Meine größere Reisen (!) in Ostafrika. Krapf, 1810 in der Nähe von Tübingen geboren, entstammte einer wohlhabenden Bauernfamilie. Tief religiös, geschichtlich und geographisch interessiert, ging er 1825 nach Basel um sich als Missionar ausbilden zu lassen, scheiterte jedoch zunächst. Er studierte dann in Tübingen Theologie und ging im Auftrag der englischen Missionsgesellschaft 1837 nach Äthiopien. Er wirkte zunächst in Adua, später in Schoa, wo er bis 1842 blieb. Neben oder besser wegen seiner Missionsarbeit lag im die Erforschung von Land und Leuten am Herzen. Um genaue Kenntnisse der räumlichen Verhältnisse, der Sitten und Gebräuche zu erhalten, nahm er unter anderem an Feldzügen des Königs von Schoa teil. Später besuchte er Sansibar und Mombasa, wo er sich vor allem mit Sprachstudien und Übersetzungen beschäftigte. Es entstand eine Übersetzung des Neuen Testaments ins Suaheli sowie ein Wörterbuch und eine Grammatik des Suaheli, außerdem ein Kinika-Wörterbuch. Sein langjähriger Mitarbeiter Rebmann entdeckte auf einer seiner Inlandtouren den Kilimandscharo. Krapf selbst reiste nach Usambara und Ukambani, was u. a. zur Entdeckung des Kenia führte. Krapfs Verdienst war vor allem die Erforschung der ostafrikanischen Völker und Sprachen. Sein Werk ist eine bedeutende ethnographische Quelle. Er starb 1881 in Kornthal bei Stutttgart.

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        An Historical Sketch of Slavery, From the Earliest Periods

      T. & J. W. Johnson & Co.; W. Thorne Williams, Philadelphia; Savannah 1858 - 8vo. cccii. Brown pebble cloth hardcover ruled in blind on covers with faded gilt lettered title on spine. Light chip to extremities head of spine. Very good condition. Pro-slavery argument from Cobb who was from Georgia and the brother of Howell Cobb of Georgia. Scarce.Howes C 513; Sabin 13861. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peloponnesus: notes of study and travel.

      John W. Parker London 1858 - First edition. 8vo., xiv, [1], 344pp., 5 maps and plans (1 folding), original green cloth gilt, light wear, inner hinges cracked but firm, a very good copy. Clark travelled in Greece from March to May of 1865 in company with W.H. Thompson, Master of Trinity College. An interesting work, intermingling his ideas concerning the cultural and religious history of the Greeks with archaeological observation and comments on modern Greek life. Atabey 252; Blackmer 361. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Biblioteca de Autores Españoles desde la formación del lenguaje hasta nuestros días. Historiadores primitivos de Indias. Colección dirigada é ilustrada. Por Don Enrique De Vedia. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo [Tomo Primero (1858) and ... (Truncated)

      M. Rivadeneyra - Impresor - Editor, 1858;1862, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, First editionFull Book Title: La Biblioteca de Autores Españoles desde la formación del lenguaje hasta nuestros días. Historiadores primitivos de Indias. Colección dirigada é ilustrada. Por Don Enrique De Vedia. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo [Tomo Primero (1858) and Tomo Segundo (1862)], Each Signed; Together With an Autograph Love Poem SignedA Very Good + or better copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in elegant tree calf, INTIMATELY SIGNED BY VALLE-INCLAN on the half-title of each Volume to Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente. (Each Volume has rubbing to the outer board corners, the rear joint of Tomo Primero appears to have been expertly repaired, and Tomo Segundo shows a little scuffing to the spine. Tomo primero lacks the first front free endpaper, and a prior owner has darkened what appears to be a prior bookseller's stamp from each half- title --- neither the pastedowns nor the pages show any signs of being ex-library.) Tomo primero is signed "A mi Princesa / x x x / Valle-Inclán" and Tomo segundo is SIGNED, INSCRIBED, DATED, and PLACED BY VALLE-INCLAN as follows: "x x x / A Mi Princesa [underscored twice by Valle-Inclan] / x x x / Valle-Inclán / 11-V-1910 / Buenos Aires."Dramatist, novelist, and a member of the Spanish Generation of 98, Valle-Inclan was a Spanish Literary giant whose works influenced later generations of Spanish dramatists. The books contain Valle-Inclan's history of the conquest of the Aztecs by Hernando Cortes and the conquest of the Incas by Francisco Pizarro González. TOGETHER WITH an ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LOVE POEM BY VALLE INCLAN, loosely laid in to Tomo primero and written on a single sheet of paper titled by him "Para Señorita Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente" which begins as follows: "Hoy me canta en el fecho tu recuerdo, Argentina,/ Con il canto de una alondra matutina...." (The poem is in Near Fine condition, although somewhat brittle at the folds, and shows some fold lines and a short closed split where the folds meet in the center of the paper, as well as a short tear at the top.) [As best we can determine, the Poem has never been published.] Luisa Díaz Sáenz Valiente was a prominent journalist in Argentina and married to a prominent Argentinean lawyer and diplomat. In 1910, Valle Inclan and his wife traveled for 6 months through Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia, and it appears that he particularly enjoyed his time in Argentina. Having a notable Provenance, these items were owned by actor Jack Palance and each volume bears the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his Personal Property. A remarkable copy of this two-volume work, INTIMATELY SIGNED IN EACH VOLUME BY RAMON MARIA DEL VALLE-INCLAN, TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LOVE POEM FROM VALLE-INCLAN loosely laid in to one of the Volumes. Books signed by Valle-Inclan are exceedingly scarce to the market and original signed Poems written and signed by Valle-Inclan are rare. A collection-distinguishing set and QUITE RARE.

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        Album des Pavillons, Guidons, Flammes de toutes les puissances maritimes. Paris, Auguste Bry 1858. 4°. 4 Bll., 3 Bll., mit chromolithogr. Titel u. 69 chromolithogr. Tafeln jeweils mit Textblatt, OHldr.

      . . Polak, 5658 - Cat. Nederl. Hist. Scheepvaart Mus. II, 627 (verz. nur 66 Tafeln).- Erste und einzige Ausgabe.- Album mit den Flaggen, Wimpel u. Fahnen aller seefahrenden Nationen und Städte der Welt auf 69 Tafeln mit Erläuterungen zu der jeweiligen Flagge. "Les examplaires les plus complets sont ceux qui comportent 69 planches h. t." (Polak).- Tafel 50 ist nicht erschienen.- Tls. leicht braunfleckig, der seltene Verlagseinband fleckig, berieben u. bestoßen.# Complete issue of the first and only edition of an extensive and well-illustrated encyclopedia of national and especially marine flags, including pennons and signal flags from around the world.

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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit Gehöft in Tirol.

      - Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert „Gehöft im Tirol 1858". 19,7:20,5 cm, an den Ecken auf Untersatz montiert. Vertikale Knickfalte links geglättet, leichter Lichtrand oben. Elise Crola, Tochter eines Bankiers, wuchs in einem künstlerisch-musisch orientierten Elternhaus auf. Hier verkehrten neben Wissenschaftlern auch Maler und Bildhauer wie W. von Schadow (1788-1862), Chr.D. Rauch (1777-1857), C.J. Begas (1794-1854), C.W. Wach (1787-1845) und ihr Vetter E.J.F. Bendemann (1811-1889), der spätere Direktor der Dresdner Gemäldegalerie. Ihre Eltern förderten die künstlerische Begabung ihrer Tochter – auch Schadow, der sie in jungen Jahre porträtiert hatte („Die Poesie"), empfahl ihren Eltern, das Talent ihrer Tochter zu fördern. So erhielt sie früh Zeichenunterricht durch den Porträt- und Miniaturmaler J.F. Zimmermann (tätig 1796-1838). Im Alter von 18 Jahren heiratete sie den vierzehn Jahre älteren Baron K.H.L. von Weiher; die kinderlose Ehe wurde 1836 auf Drängen ihrer Familie und gegen ihren Willen geschieden. Kurz darauf lernte sie in Berlin den Maler Georg Heinrich Crola (1804-1879) kennen, sie trafen sich wieder in Ilsenburg, wo sie sich bevorzugt aufhielt, und heirateten 1840. Gemeinsam entschied man, in Ilsenburg sesshaft zu werden und erwarb schließlich 1847 ein großes Haus. Obwohl sie fünf Kinder gebar, unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann nicht nur zahlreiche Fahrten nach Berlin, Dresden und auf die Insel Rügen, sondern auch nach Dänemark, Schweden und in die Alpen. Zudem führten sie in Ilsenburg ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben. Zu ihren Künstlerfreunden zählten u.a. P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), L. Richter (1803-1884) und W. von Kügelgen (1802-1867). Elise zeigte zudem ein ausgeprägtes soziales Engagement und wurde zur Wohltäterin der Alten und Armen. Nicht näher zu spezifizierende Beschwerden zwangen sie jedoch zu Reisen, z.B. eine vermutlich anderthalbjährigere Reise gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann 1854 in die Schweiz. Auch zwei längere Aufenthalte in Italien zwecks Erholung sind zu belegen. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, sie arbeitete meist mit dem Bleistift, selten in Aquarell, wird von figürlichen Themen, Porträts, Tierdarstellungen, Veduten und Landschaften bestimmt. Daneben betätigte sie sich bildhauerisch (Porträts). Später bemalte sie auch Porzellane und Gebrauchsgegenstände. Im Hüttenmuseum Ilsenburg wurde Ende der 1990er Jahre eine Crola-Stube eingerichtet.

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        Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version, With the Marginal Readings, and Original and Selected Parallel References, Printed at Lenght, and a Commentaries of Henry and Scott, Condensed by the Rev. John M'Farlane

      London and Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Company, ND, circa 1858. A very early issue of the Practical Family Bible printed by Collins in Glasgow but with the Griffin imprint. With 31 fine tinted lithograph landscape plates and a lithograph vignette title all after drawings by David Roberts and beautifully produced by the lithography firm of Day and Son, "Lithographers to the Queen", and additionally, with 4 maps outlined in red, a plan of ancient Jerusalem and two double-sided leaves of decorated family register and with 28 page "Summary of Biblical Antiquities" illustrated throughout. Folio, (approx. 13.5 by 9.5 inches), publisher's original deluxe full brown morocco, the boards with blind-stamped panels like those found on Bibles centuries earlier, the spine with substantial raised bands blind tooled separating compartments tooled in the same manner as the covers, two compartments with gilt lettering and with additional gilt lettering at the foot, edges beveled, the turn-ins gilt tooled, page edges beautifully gauffered and gilded in a tooled diamond pattern, endpapers marbled. 944; 288; (40) pp. A fine, clean, and wonderfully preserved and very handsome Bible, the paper with just a minimal bit of the toning that is typically found, some unobtrusive, very light marginal staining at the bottom edge of some leaves, small tear with no loss at the lower corner of the frontispiece just barely affecting the image. With Langdon family notations in the register leaves indicating multigenerational attachment. A BEAUTIFUL BIBLE FEATURING THE IMPRESSIVE FULL-PAGE LITHOGRAPHED ILLUSTATIONS BY MASTER LANDSCAPE PAINTER DAVID ROBERTS. The impressive binding, with its fine gauffered edges, is likely the publisher?s best format. The text is augmented by important and useful commentary, tables, notes, prefaces and arrangements. These include lengthy parallel passages, which suggest the appropriate meaning of the biblical text. The comments by Matthew Henry and Thomas Scott are equally important.

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        Seiyiryakuron. 4 vols.

      Tokyo 1858 - Hobson, Benjamin (1816-73). Seiyi-ryakuron [First lines of the practice of surgery in the west]. 4 vols. In Chinese with Japanese reading symbols. Tokyo: Yorozua Hyoshiro, 1858. Vol. I: 60 folded leaves plus 1 single leaf; text illustrations. Vol. II: 49 folded leaves; text illustrations. Vol. III: 62 folded leaves; text illustrations. Vol. IV: 22 folded leaves; text illustrations. 255 x 173 mm. Yellow embossed paper wrappers, printed labels (a little worn). Boxed. The last volume has a table of contents in English and Chinese. First Japanese Edition. Benjamin Hobson was a British missionary doctor who spent two decades (1839-59) in China. He founded hospitals in Hong Kong, Guangdong and Shanghai; trained local physicians in Western medical techniques; and wrote four medical textbooks in Chinese based on European sources. "His works were highly regarded, and, in the words of one observer, served to 'transform China's native doctors into an intelligent, progressive, and scientific medical profession by furnishing them with a scientific background' . . . His texts were highly regarded by contemporary medical missionaries and they had a far-reaching impact on the introduction of Western medicine, not only in China but also in Japan" (Wong, p. 91). The second of these texts was the First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West (Xiyi luelun, 1857); the work was published in Japan one year later. "This treatise, besides showing the benefit of surgical education, sets forth the entire subject of surgical practice . . . Perhaps this work may be regarded as the best of the [Hobson] series, as it is certainly the most adapted for direct utility" (Wong and Wu, p. 365, note 310). The work contains hundreds of illustrations, and includes a list of medical prescriptions. At the end of the last volume is a table of contents and list of drug names in English and Chinese.The Japanese versions of Hobson's works appeared during a critical time in Japanese history, the bakumatsu period (1853-67), when Japan ended its isolationist foreign policy and began opening its ports to Western trade. During this period, "Chinese translations of Western medical texts rendered a great service to Japan. First and foremost, this refers the Chinese-language editions of works by Benjamin Hobson" (Masuda, p. 3). Wong and Wu, note 310. Wong, "Local voluntarism: The medical mission of the London Missionary Society in Hong Kong, 1842-1923," in Hardiman, ed., Healing Bodies, Saving Souls: Medical Missions in Asia and Africa, pp. 87-113. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of the United States (First Edition, Three Volume Set)

      Johnson, Fry, and Company, 1858. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (American History) Spencer, J.A., D.D. 'History of the United States.' First Edition, Three Volume Set. Johnson, Fry and Company, 1858. 'From the Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan.' Illustrated with highly finished steel engravings, from original pictures by Leutze, Weir, Powell. Chappel. and other American artists. In Three Volumes. Oversized books. Original binding! Leather spine and tips over dark blue boards. Square and tightly bound. Marble end pages. Boards moderately rubbed. Occasional browning on the interior. Good condition.

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        Légendes Flamandes. Félicien Rops.

      , Michel Levy, Paris / Bruxelles Meline Cans ,1858. Bound, Relie, cloth; 13x20cm. 251pp.avec 12 eaux-fortes original.Édition illustrée de douze eaux-fortes sur chine contre collées, par Adolf Dillens, Charles de Groux, Félicien Rops, François Roffiaen, Edmond de Schampheleer, Jules van Imschoot, Otto von Thoren. préface par Èmile Deschanel. imprimerie Delevingne Bruxelles.bon etat.

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        LA PORTE, SIERRA COUNTY. (STREET VIEW.) [caption title]

      La Porte, Ca.: Published by J.C. Lester, Bookseller, etc., [ca. 1858].. Pictorial letter sheet, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, on ruled white paper. Wood engraved illustration, 3 3/4 x 5 inches. A slight bit of edge wear, else fine. A scarce California pictorial letter sheet, giving a view of the mining town of La Porte. The view shows the town's main street, and several businesses are identified, including Everts, Wilson & Co. banking house; Lee & Ned's Pioneer Livery Stable; the Hotel de France; and the Union Hotel. A number of men, women, and children are shown in the street, along with a miner carrying a pickaxe. The view of the town, which carries an "AE" monogram, is attributed to artist Alexander Edouart, son of silhouettist Auguste Edouart. La Porte is located near the north bank of Rabbit Creek (after which it had formerly been named), on a ridge between the Yuba and Feather rivers, at an altitude of 4500 feet. Mining began in La Porte around 1850 and continued throughout the decade. A printed description and history of the town surrounds the image, the two occupying the upper half of the whole sheet. Baird locates a total of only four copies of this view of La Porte. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 129. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 136.

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        Album historisch-heraldischer Alterthümer und Baudenkmale der Stadt Bern und Umgebung. 48 Tafeln. ( Beiliegend handgeschr. Inhaltsverzeichnis für Blatt 15-70 in altdeutscher Schrift )

      Bern. Selbstverlag 1858, Privatdruck.. 4° quer, Titel, 2 S. Text, 48 lithographierte getönte ganzseitige Tafeln. Hlwd der Zeit, marmorierte Pappdeckel mit rotem goldgeprägtem Deckelschild. Kanten berieben und etwas bestossen, sonst außen guter, innen nahezu sehr guter Zustand. Früherer Besitzerstempel auf leerem Vorsatz von " Diakonissenhaus Bern ".. 15, Band 22030b u 22030c, teils mit identischen Tafeln

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        Cambridge Lectures Together with a Prefatory Letter by the Rev. Professor Sedgwick, M.A. F.R.S. & C

      Cambridge: Deighton, Bell and Co. 1858, 1st Edition. () [vii], 181, [8]. Very good. Octavo. Blue cloth with stamped design and gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Worn around spine and at corners. Brown endpapers. Inscription in ink on front free endpaper. B / W frontispiece portrait of David Livingston. 2 maps. First edition, very scarce. Edited By M.A. F.R.A.S. andC. Rev. William Monk..

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        River bank of the Yamuna].

      c.-62 1858 - Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 280 by 435mm. (11 by 17 inches).

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        Memoire sur la fermentation appelee lactique

      Paris: Masson, 1858. Biological Basis of Fermentation Pasteur, Louis (1822-95). Memoire sur la fermentation appelee lactique. In: Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, 52 (1858): 404-18. Whole volume, 8vo. 512pp. Plate. Paris: Victor Masson, 1858. 211 x 132 mm. Quarter sheep, marbled boards, a bit rubbed. Minor foxing, but very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2472. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 82 (abridged version). Pasteur's first paper on fermentation contains most of the central theoretical and methodological features of his biological theory of fermentation, in particular the concept of fermentation as a product of the growth of yeast, the idea that air is source of microscopic yeasts and other microorganisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation could be traced to a specific microorganism. Pasteur was able to isolate, observe and propagate the yeast responsible for lactic fermentation, and to demonstrate that its activity was dependent on its environment. Pasteur's concept of fermentation as a biological process challenged the chemical theory of fermentation put forth by Liebig, which Pasteur was able to disprove with his experiments on alcoholic and acetic fermentation. Pasteur's paper underwent roughly simultaneous publication in the Annales de chimie et de physique and the Memoires de la Societe des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille, 2nd series, 5 (1858). A much-abridged version appeared in the Comptes rendus de l'Academie des Sciences (Paris), 45 (1857). Brock, pp. 27-30. Dibner, Heralds of Science 198 (abridged version). Norman 1653 (offprint).

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        Seiyiryakuron. 4 vols

      Tokyo, 1858. Hobson, Benjamin (1816-73). Seiyi-ryakuron [First lines of the practice of surgery in the west]. 4 vols. In Chinese with Japanese reading symbols. Tokyo: Yorozua Hyoshiro, 1858. Vol. I: 60 folded leaves plus 1 single leaf; text illustrations. Vol. II: 49 folded leaves; text illustrations. Vol. III: 62 folded leaves; text illustrations. Vol. IV: 22 folded leaves; text illustrations. 255 x 173 mm. Yellow embossed paper wrappers, printed labels (a little worn). Boxed. The last volume has a table of contents in English and Chinese. First Japanese Edition. Benjamin Hobson was a British missionary doctor who spent two decades (1839-59) in China. He founded hospitals in Hong Kong, Guangdong and Shanghai; trained local physicians in Western medical techniques; and wrote four medical textbooks in Chinese based on European sources. "His works were highly regarded, and, in the words of one observer, served to 'transform China's native doctors into an intelligent, progressive, and scientific medical profession by furnishing them with a scientific background' . . . His texts were highly regarded by contemporary medical missionaries and they had a far-reaching impact on the introduction of Western medicine, not only in China but also in Japan" (Wong, p. 91). The second of these texts was the First Lines of the Practice of Surgery in the West (Xiyi luelun, 1857); the work was published in Japan one year later. "This treatise, besides showing the benefit of surgical education, sets forth the entire subject of surgical practice . . . Perhaps this work may be regarded as the best of the [Hobson] series, as it is certainly the most adapted for direct utility" (Wong and Wu, p. 365, note 310). The work contains hundreds of illustrations, and includes a list of medical prescriptions. At the end of the last volume is a table of contents and list of drug names in English and Chinese.The Japanese versions of Hobson's works appeared during a critical time in Japanese history, the bakumatsu period (1853-67), when Japan ended its isolationist foreign policy and began opening its ports to Western trade. During this period, "Chinese translations of Western medical texts rendered a great service to Japan. First and foremost, this refers the Chinese-language editions of works by Benjamin Hobson" (Masuda, p. 3). Wong and Wu, note 310. Wong, "Local voluntarism: The medical mission of the London Missionary Society in Hong Kong, 1842-1923," in Hardiman, ed., Healing Bodies, Saving Souls: Medical Missions in Asia and Africa, pp. 87-113.

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        The Flower of The Flock

      London: Published by W.S. Johnson & Co, 1858. First edition. iv, 328; iv, 304; iv, 320 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary presentation green pebbled morocco, gilt extra, a.e.g. by Leighton Son and Hodge. Spine faded, else fine. Presentation Binding, Inscribed to His Daughter Inscribed by the author (1814-1880) to his Daughter, "To Violet Kate Egan/ from her father/ Pierce Egan/ with his tenderest love and/ affection/ March 8th 1870."

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        4 Karikaturzeichnungen.

      . . Carl Zopf (1858, Neuruppin - 1944, München), studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. Ab 1882 dann an der Akademie in München. Er war ständiger Mitarbeiter der "Fliegenden Blätter"und unterhielt von 1889 bis 1944 ein Atelier in Schwabing, München. - 4 kleine Originalzeichnungen (wohl in Tinte) die eine Folge darstellen. Einem Mann wird von einem jüdischen Händler ein Kneifer (Brille zum Aufsetzen auf die Nase) verkauft. Der Mann tut sich schwer damit, weil das Gestell immer wieder runterrutscht, bis er auf die Idee kommt den Kneifer unterhalb der Nase festzuklemmen! Alle vier Zeichnungen unter schönem bordeauxroten Passepartout und hinter Glas in einem vergoldeten Rahmen der Zeit. Gut erhalten. Nivht signiert! Carl Zopf zugeschrieben.

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        The Campaigns of Hannibal:

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,, 1858. Arranged and Critically Considered expressly for the Use of Students of Military History. Octavo. Original red slub-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine. Maps to the text. The cloth is somewhat rubbed and a little soiled, hinges repaired, text lightly browned, a quantity of informed pencil, red, blue and graphite, marginalia, overall professionally restored and now a sound copy, at least very good. First edition. Uncommon and interesting account, just 7 locations on Copac. Carefully compiled account of the "operations in which Hannibal was personally engaged", drawn from the "best ancient and modern historians and essayists, including Livy, Polybius, Sir Walter Raleigh, Niebuhr, Arnold, Guiscard, and Vaudancourt" (Preface). The author spent ten years with the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment before service in the Crimea on the expedition to Ketch and Raglan's assaults on the Redan at Sebastopol. He took up the appointment of Director of Studies at Sandhurst; "In 1856 MacDougall's book The Theory of War: Illustrated by Numerous Examples from Military History was published. This advanced no original theories, but was largely a digest from the classic European military writers, and also advocated more scientific education of officers. An immediate success, it became a standard textbook, was translated into French and German, and gave MacDougall a leading place among British military writers. His 1857 pamphlet, The Senior Department of the Royal Military College, asserted the lack of proper instruction for staff officers, and probably led to his appointment to the new Staff College at Camberley. He was its first commandant, from February 1858 to September 1861" (ODNB). Macdougall was an industrious writer and lecturer at Staff College, and published a steady stream of well-received studies, including the present work, a life of his father-in-law, Sir William Napier, and Modern Warfare as Influenced by Modern Artillery, which was the first work by a British officer to incorporate lessons from the civil war. He spent time as adjutant-general of the Canadian Militia, and as deputy inspector-general of the auxiliary forces at the War Office, and being centrally involved in the Cardwell reforms in 1873 when "Cardwell established the new intelligence branch at the War Office, based on the existing topographical and statistical department but with more than double the staff. MacDougall, by then 'one of the most respected and influential major generals', was its first head … An excellent choice, he made an important contribution to British military intelligence, attempting to ensure quality through the appointment only of Staff College graduates to permanent posts, and expanding the branch's role to include involvement in defence planning. It rose from relative obscurity to increased prestige and real importance in the War Office, and by the time he left it was firmly established". He died in 1894. Ownership inscription of Adair Colpoys Heaslop, dated 1897. Heaslop graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford, was commissioned from the Volunteer Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery in 1900; lieutenant RGA , 1901, captain 1911. He served in Sierra Leone 1901-2, and Commandant and Adjutant, Bermuda Militia Artillery, 1910-14. In September 1914 he was sent to France with 4th Siege Battery, RGA; Major, RGA December 1915, and served as Officer Commanding, 12th Siege Battery in XIV Corps Heavy Artillery until December 1916. Took part in the actions at the Aisne, Lys, First Ypres, Ploegstreet, Hooge, The Bluff, St. Eloi, and in Mesopotamia, Tekrit and Kifri. Twice mentioned in despatches, MC.

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        Papers relative to the Separation of the Moreton Bay District from New South Wales, and the Establishment of a Separate Government

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1858. Tall quarto, vi, 66pp. (last blank), with a folding handcoloured map measuring 550 x 405 mm., very good condition. Prelude to the foundation of Queensland. Important collection of parliamentary papers detailing the separation of the Moreton Bay district from New South Wales, the precursor to the declaration of Queensland as a discrete colony in December 1859. The papers include a significant Arrowsmith map of the region proposing new border divisions coloured by hand.In 1851 the first Moreton Bay representative was appointed New South Wales parliament; by 1858 nine members represented districts north of the Clarence River. The isolation of the settlement from Sydney brought a sense of neglect alongside serious administration problems, motivating squatters and free settlers towards political self-determination.The large folding map bound into this report was printed by renowned London cartographer John Arrowsmith. It is dated January 1858 and titled Map shewing the proposed boundary between News South Wales and the Moreton Bay Colony, and the proposed division of that Colony into Electoral Districts. The new border between the two colonies is handcoloured red and yellow, and runs along the 29th parallel until following the course of the Barwon and Dumaresq rivers. Electoral districts north of the border are coloured in green, while those in New South Wales are yellow. The map details the entire coastline from the mouth of the Clarence River at Shoal Bay to Cape Gloucester (near present day Bowen) above the 20th parallel.The report presents a rich and varied collection of documents illustrating both sides of a contentious debate. Petitions for and against separation from all the northern districts are included, some of which shed valuable light on local aspirations for political self-determination. The issue of debt features prominently, given the colony of New South Wales carried the considerable burden of £2,234,700; accordingly several of the submissions included in this report discuss how this is to be shared with the nascent Moreton Bay Colony.Likewise, the resumption of transportation is openly broached in the report - an important issue given the history of Moreton Bay as a destination for violent recidivists until abandoned for this purpose in 1839 in favour of Port Arthur. Although the township at Moreton Bay had existed as a free settlement for some years, squatters desired a return of transportation to solve the shortage of labour. Ultimately, the colony of Queensland was formed without a resumption of transportation to the eastern seaboard of Australia.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, Jänner 1858.. ½ S. Folio.. 16 Takte für Singstimme und Klavier aus seinem Lied "Blaues Auge". - Gustav Graben-Hoffmann war Gesangslehrer in Potsdam, wo er 1850 eine "Musikakademie für Damen" gründete, und nahm Kompositionsunterricht bei Moritz Hauptmann in Leipzig. Von 1858 bis 1868 unterrichtete er Gesang in Dresden, ging nach Schwerin und lebte von 1869 bis zu seinem Tod, mit einer kurzen Unterbrechung 1873 in Dresden, in Berlin. "1870 baute er dort eine 'Gesangsakademie für Damen' auf. Neben zahlreichen Liedern, deren bekanntestes '500 000 Teufel' ist, schrieb Graben-Hoffmann Duette, Chorlieder, Klavierstücke und einige pädagogische Werke (u. a. 'Die Pflege der Singstimme' und die 'Gründe von der Zerstörung und dem frühzeitigen Verlust derselben', 1865)" (DBE). - Etwas knittrig und fleckig.

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