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      In-8, tela edit., ricca decoraz. dorata alle armi al piatto e al dorso (aloni al piatto post. decorato a secco), tagli dorati, pp. VII,411,23,15 (pp. pubblicitarie), con 99 belliss. tavv. colorate a mano e numer. da 2 a 100. Vi sono raffigurati, in fac simile, insegne, placche, croci, nastri, colliers, e in generale le decorazioni di tutti i vecchi e nuovi ordini cavallereschi europei (inclusi: Regno delle Due Sicilie, Stati della Chiesa, Lucca, Parma, Sardegna e Toscana) e del Brasile, Persia, Turchia, Terra Santa, Tunisi. Nell'opera "an historical account of each Order, military, naval, and civil, from the earliest to the present time, with lists of the Knights and Companions of each British Order". Esempl. ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 1.-4. Samling.

      Kbhvn. 1858-60. 88 + 67 + 79 + 82 s. Indbundet med samtlige titel- og smudstitelblade i 4 samtidige blå hellærredsbind med stregdekoration i guld samt forfatter og titel trykt i guld på forpermerne På bagperperne er trykt, med samme typografi, F.Hall.. Heri førstetrykket af bl.a. "Pen og Blækhuus - Vinden fortæller om Valdemar Daae og hans Døttre - Dynd - Kongens Datter.".Eksemplaret har tilhørt Frederikke Hall, der har skrevet sit navn i 2 af bindene og at hun har fået dem af A.M. ( Augusta Marie ) Hall , der var datter af P.O. Brøndsted og gift med politikeren C.C. H. Hall. H.C. Andersen skriver i sin dagbog 3. marts 1861. " Forærede Fru Hall (ligesom Fru Læsse) et Exsemplar af de nye Eventyr. Hall glædede sig over Friskheden og synes disse overgik de foregaaende". BFN 767, 774, 782, 794

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      T. Nelson & Sons London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1858. First edition, second issue. Expertly recased with new endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, some slight rubbing of covers and spine, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Octavo. With eight colour plates by the author original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and pictorially stamped in gilt on cover and spine, lettered in gilt on spine, in custom blue cloth and lined in felt clamshell case The Coral Island is the story of Ralph, Jack and Peterkin, three young English boys who are shipwrecked on a deserted island in the Pacific. In a Robinson Crusoe way, these three young men manage to create an idyllic society. They build they own house, make fire, gather fruits, build a boat to explore the neighbouring islands ... After many varying and formative experiences, they are eventually rescued by an English missionary. When they return to civilization, they are wiser and more mature, for their adventures were coming of age experiences. R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894), the son of a newspaper editor and nephew of the Ballantyne brothers, was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy (1835-37) and privately. Bad financial investments caused the family's ruin and Ballantyne's life changed thoroughly. Between the ages of 16 and 22 he was employed in Canada by the Hudson Bay Company, trading with local Indians in remote areas. In 1847 he returned to Scotland. He was a clerk at the North British Railway Company in Edinburgh for two years, and worked then for the paper-makers Alexander Cowan and Company. From 1849 to 1855 he was junior partner of Thomas Constable and Company, a printing house. In 1848 appeared Ballantyne's Hudsons Bay, or, The Life in the Wilds of North America. The autobiographical work depicted his youth and adventures in Canada. From 1856 he devoted himself entirely to free-lance writing and giving lectures. Ballantyne's first stories depicted the life in Canada, later works dealt with adventures in Britain, Africa, and elsewhere. The Coral Island which Robert Louis Stevenson acknowledged as the formative influence of his own love of the South Seas has not been out of print since it first appeared. Annoyed by a mistake he made in The Coral Island, Ballantyne travelled widely to gain first-hand knowledge and to research the backgrounds of his stories. He spent three weeks on Bell Rock to write The Lighthouse (1865), and was for a short time a London fireman (Fighting the Flames, 1867), for Deep Down (1868) he lived with the tinminers of St. Just for over three months. Experiences as a fireman on board the tender of the London-to Edinburgh express and weeks on the Gull Lightship also gave material for his subsequent novels. Ballantyne was especially careful with the details of local flora and fauna, giving his dramatic adventures, capture and escape, shipwrecks and other colorful events and believable settings. During his career Ballantyne wrote over 80 books. In 1866 he married Jane Dickson Grant; they had four sons and two daughters. Ballantyne died in Rome, Italy, on February 8, 1894 [Lilly List II. Lewis, Books of the Sea, pp. 19824. Sadlier, XIX Century Fiction, #103].

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        LA SACRA BIBBIA SECONDO LA VOLGATA. Tradotta in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarata da Mons. Antonio Martini, illustrata da 100 tavole.

      In-4 p., 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. XIII,(5),926; 888; 1017,(3); 982 + LIV,XI di Indici generali del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Questa ediz. della Bibbia, dedicata a Ferdinando II del Regno delle Due Sicilie, è molto ben illustrata da: un occhietto, 4 belle antiporte in cromolito e 100 tavv. f.t. di cui 6 in cromolitografia e 94 incise su acciaio (sono copie di dipinti di celebri artisti di tutte le epoche). Le tavole sono protette da velina con didascalia. Solo le tavv. talvolta con fiorit. margin., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Petrus Arretinus accerrimus virtutum ac vitiorum demostrator. From a rare proof in the British Museum. Photographed by R. Fenton. [A photograph depicting an engraving of Peter Aretine]

      London. Published by the trustees of the British Museum. 1858. Photograph 22 x 15,5 cm. Mount paper 52 x 40 cm. Salt paper or modified salt paper. The photograph is mounted to a large heavy paper. Original mounting with British Museum text. Short tears and creases and htree corners with losses at the mount paper. One corner with brakes. Stains, browning and some dirt to the mount paper. The photograph in nice condition.. Roger Fenton the famous Crimean War photographer was also the official photographer of the British Museum, as well as co-founder of what would become the Royal Photographic Society. He spent several years photographing the collections of the British Museum. He wanted to do it in natural light and therefore built a studio on the roof of the Museum. Some currators were not very happy that he brought precious objects to his roof studio. The present photograph depicts a portrait engraved by Marc Antoni after an original by Titian. The satirical writer Aretine was so hated by the italian clergy that most prints had his name obliterated. This proof has survived and made its way into the British Museum where it was subsequently photographed by Roger Fenton. The photograph we have here is in itself a rarity. The text below the photo translates into "Peter Arretine, of vices and virtues the satirical exhibitor". The photo is exposed on a salt paper which often was preffered for artistic photography since the paper gave the objects a softer apperance than the albumen paper with its glossy surface. Most of Fentons British Library photographs are exposed on salt paper or modified salt paper

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        CartaEsferica del Gran Banco De Bahama

      Madrid, 1858. Large engraved chart showing some of the Bahama Islands including New Providence, part of Cuba and the Florida coastline. 23.5 x 36" Very scarce.

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        Hærmændene på Helgeland, Skuespil i fire Akter.

      Orig. udg. / 1st edit. Chria. 1858. 115 s. Indb. ubesk. med guldsnit i smukt priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. Side 94 med pletter. Uncut copy bound with topedge gilt in later half leather. Binding signed Anker Kyster. Page 94 stained.. This was not published in decorated cloth

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        Mémoire sur la Fermentation appelée Lactique.

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. Large8vo. Unopened and uncut in the original printed wrappers. Ex-libris [Meyer Friedman] pasted on to verso of front wrapper. In pristine, near mint, condition. 15 pp. Housed in a half calf clamshell box with gilt lettering to spine.. First printing, in the extremely scarce off-print (separately paginated), of this landmark paper which founded scientific bacteriology, immunology and microbiology in general. The work constitutes "[t]he first demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific microorganism ... the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison & Morton). "In this epochal paper [Pasteur] first published his research on lactic fermentatiom [...] A great milestone in biochemistry" (Neville , vol. II, p. 274).Until the publication of the present paper, fermentation had been described in all the textbooks as a chemical process, but Pasteur had now shown it to be caused, in the case of lactic acid fermentation, by a living organism. Skeptical also of the chemical theory of alcoholic fermentation, he went on to disprove the theory by demonstrating that yeast is the living agent of the process. Furthermore, he established that specific microorganisms are responsible for specific biological processes and, by inference, that specific germs may be the agents of specific diseases. Pasteur thus laid the foundation for the germ theory of disease.This paper "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 micro-organisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation could be traced to a specific micro-organism. 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." (Norman 1653).The consequences of Pasteur's discovery was wide reaching and did not only revolutionize the field of medicine: "French winemakers, troubled by the souring of wine, especially in exporting, presented their problem to Pasteur. He found that wine diseases could be controlled by heating the liquid for a definite time at a certain temperature." (Milestones of Science). He also helped the silk industry by pointing out a silkworn decease; the French beer brewers were helped by Pasteur's knowledge on fermentation in their competition with the German brewers.The paper was first published in Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Third Series, Vol. 52. Almost simultaneously in the Annales de Chimie et de Physique and the Mémoires de la Societé des Sciences, De l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille and Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences.Norman 1653.(Garrison-Morton 2472; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 198; One Hundred Books Famous in Science 82 - none of them referring to the offprint, merely the periodical-issues)

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        Breve Discorso sella Instituzione di un Principe e Compendio della Scienza civile di Francesco Piccolomini. Com Otto Lettere e Nove Disegne delle Macchie Solari di Galileo Galilei, pubblicata la prima volta [first printing of eight letters by Galilei and new drawings of the sunspots].

      Roma, TipografiaSalviucci, 1858. Lex 8vo. Original printed boards. Upper part of spine replaced, with title written in hand, Wear along upper part of front hinge, otherwise fine, with just a bit of soiling and some fading to the delicate pink colour. Some occasional brownspotting. (12), VI, 216 pp. + 9 plates (depicting sunspots).. The very rare first edition of this beautifully printed work, which is a treatise on the work of Piccolomini to which is added 8 hitherto unpublished letters from Galilei, from the years1619-24, here published for the first time. Furthermore we here have 9 plates made after drawings by Galilei to document his observations of sunspots between the 3rd and 11th of May 1612

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        Bible Scenes Of Interest And Beauty A Series Of Ten Views In Palestine

      James Blackwood London: James Blackwood, [1858]. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher crimson cloth, elaborate, oval front cover gilt motif frames bright gilt title with back cover decorated similarily in blind. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Bartlett, W.H. 24 pages in text. 26 x 18 cm. Ten engraved full page color plates (with tissue guards) from drawings by W.H. Bartlett with descriptive letterpress -- Bethlehem, The Dead Sea, Mount Lebanon, Mount of Olives from the Wall, Solomon's Pools, Nain, Tiberias, Caesarea, Hills of Samaria and Plain of Jericho. Tissue guards toned, Nain plate repaired, scattered light spotting, and remarkable Victorian calligraphic presentation dated 1860 on front flyleaf.

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