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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, frischbezogener marmor. 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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        Erster und zweiter Band in einem Buch,1858) Erscheinungen und Offenbarungen der allerseligsten Jungfrau Maria vom Beginne des Christenthumes bis zu unsere Tagen

      Manz, 1858 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel mit Schutzfolie, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 445

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        The poetical works of Edgar Allen Poe with original memoir

      Sampson Low, Son & Co., London 1858 - Fine binding in dark purple full morocco with decorative gilt spine. 5 raised bands, title in second compartment. Single gilt line around both boards with 3-leaf decorative tooling in each corner. Double gilt line decoration along board edges. Gilt dentilles and 'Bound by Worsfold' on verso of front board. A small 'Henry Sotheran' stamp along the top edge of the front free end paper. Book plate of Mervyn Lloyd Peel on front paste down and "Heirloom of Sir Mervyn Peel, K.B.E. 1929" label on rear paste down. Small newspaper article tipped onto second free end paper and dated 1927 in ink. Marbled end papers, gilt edges all round and hand sewn tri-colour end bands. Engravings throughout. Pp. xxx, [2], 247, [1]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetry. Seventh series. These verses have appeared at various times, in different magazines and annuals. (For Private Circulation).

      J. Robins, 1858., London: - 8vo. 178 pp. Original full pea-green blind and gilt-stamped calf, all edges gilt. Bookplates of William Flitton and Edward Thomas King. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, United Kingdom, showing a wide green field, two persons taking a walk with their dog. Provenance: Edward Thomas King was a fore-edge painting collector and owned a Don Noble painting, thus probably active buying in the 1970s. [JWRB] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetry Seventh series These verses have appeared at various times, in different magazines and annuals (For Private Circulation)

      London:: J. Robins, 1858., 1858. 8vo. 178 pp. Original full pea-green blind and gilt-stamped calf, all edges gilt. Bookplates of William Flitton and Edward Thomas King. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, United Kingdom, showing a wide green field, two persons taking a walk with their dog. Provenance: Edward Thomas King was a fore-edge painting collector and owned a Don Noble painting, thus probably active buying in the 1970s. [JWRB]

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in book form. Two volumes, finely bound in full brown leather with gilt rules and raised bands. Near fine. Spine slightly darkened, slight rubbing to leather at joints. Previous owner book plate to front paste downs. Contents lightly toned. A beautiful set.

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        Der Kehlkopfrachenspiegel und die Methode seines Gebrauches (Nr. 26: pp.401-409). + Sitzungsbericht: ... Ludwig Türck: ... über die Verwendung des Kehlkopfspiegels (Vorläufige Mitteilung) (Nr.17: p.271).

      Z. k.k. Ges. Ärzte, 14/17+26. - N.F., 1. - Wien, Gerold, 26.April 1858 und 28.Juni 1858, 4, pp.257-272 401-416, in zwei verlagsfrische original Hefte in feiner Chemise beigelegt zwei weitere Hefte mit Arbeiten zum Thema. First Edition - very fine copy! "Ludwig Türck (1810-1868), at first sceptical of Garcia's laryngoscope, later adopted it and claimed from Czermak priority in its clinical employment these two gentelment fought one another bitterly for some years over this point." Further "Über die Verwerthung des Kehlkopfspiegels zur Diagnostik und Therapeutik der Krankheiten der Zunge" von Dr. semeleder (Nr.28, 12. Juli 1858, pp.431-438, 1 Abb.) and "Zur Verwerthung des Kehlkopf-Rachenspiegels" von Dr. Carl Störck (Nr.51, 20.Dec. 1858, pp.797-801, 2 Fig.).Garrison & Morton No.3330

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        Physiologische Untersuchungen mit Garcia's Kehlkopfspiegel.

      S.ber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, 29/12. - Wien, Karl Gerold & Sohn, 1858, 8, (2), 30 pp., 3 lith. Tafeln, orig. broschiertes Exemplar. Very rare ofprint of the first edition - of the first major publication of Laryngology! Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1873) "was the first to demonstrate the utility of the laryngoscope invented by Garcia. He substituted artificial light for sunlight and made other improvements". In 1858 Ludwig Türck (1810-1868) and Czermak made laryngoskopy serve clinical practice. Within a very short period of time this new method of using a little laryngela mirror to carry out laryngoscopies by means of reflected light became popular and from Vienna went around the globe. Therefore, Leopold Schrötter von Kristelli (1837-1903) in his "Festive Address on the Occasion of the Türck-Czermak-Commemoration" held on the First International Congress of Laryngo-Rhinologists in Vienna in 1908, did not exaggerate when stating: "In my opinion the most important event of the last century in the field of medicine was the abandonment of the philosophical speculative point if view and the turn toward scientific methods. Concerning scientific methods I would place the invention of the laryngoscope in its important next to the invention of the ophthalmoscope, subcutaneous injection, anti- and asepsis, the development of bacteriology, the introduction of serum and organotherapy, the later of which based on the knowledge of the inner secretion, and radiology. ... Young physicians would not believe how helpless pour patients and we physicians were before the invention of the laryngoscope. Thousand of people died because we were unable to cure them or even relieve their sufferings! How tings have changed! Almost every branch of medicine profited greatly by the introduction of the laryngoscope..."This is the first major document to "The Turckish War", which kept laryngology in suspense for a long time, was according to Hermann Marschik finally ended "By attributing to both men their merits as they deserve them: Türckis now credited for having founded laryngology as a specialty and Czermak as the founder of laryngoscopy with artificial light and as the first pioneer of the young science, due to whose resourcefulness, eloquence and experience in the ways of the world the specialty conquered the world at least twenty even thirty years sooner that it otherwise might have."Majer, E.H. & Skopec, M.: History of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology in Austria (1985) pp.53-58 Lesky, E.: Die Wiener medizin. Schule im 19.Jhdt. pp.191-195 Marschik, H.: Geschichte der Wiener laryngorhinologischen Gesellschaft..., Wien.klin.Wschr. 39 (1929), pp.334-336, 361-363, 355 Garrison & Morton No.3331 Waller 2260.

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        Meyer's Universum. Ein Volksbuch enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswertheften und merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst. Octavoausgabe. 12 Bänder in 6 Teile, Hildburghausen 1858-1862, grünes leder. Um 480 stahl-stiche. Schones exemplar.

      NB: Band 12 ist auch Dritte folge zweiter Band.

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        Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1858, 1859, 1862 und 1878 - 2004. (Zus. 127 Bde.).

      Zürich, Diverse Drucker, - 2004 1858 - Kl.8°, je ca. 170 S., zahlr., in den frühen Bdn. lithogr. und teils kolor. Tafeln sowie Textabb. später photograph. Abb, Meist Lwd. m. Goldpräg., oft mit OU u. goldener Orig.-Bauchbinde, Min. gebrauchsspuriges, allg. sehr gutes Ex. Von 1878 - 2004 vollständige Reihe der von Gerold Meyer von Knonau und Salomon Vögelin gegründeten historischen Zürcher Jahrbuches. Nach nur drei Ausgaben schlief das Unternehmen wieder ein, bis 1878 der Kaufmann und spätere Kantonsrat Friedrich Otto Pestalozzi (1846 ff.) zusammen mit anderen jüngeren Kräften die Initiative von neuem Ergriff und die Publikation in neuer Folge fortsetzte. Für den ersten Jahrgang 1878 der neuen Folge schrieb kein Geringerer als Conrad Ferdinand Meyer seine Novelle "Der Schuss von der Kanzel", die hier im Erstdruck erschien (Wilpert/Gühring 10). Insgesamt einzigartige und unerschöpfliche Quelle zur Zürcher Geschichte, zwischendurch stets wieder durch Register erschlossen. (Dank an den Kollegen Peter Bichsel fürs abschreiben. Besser gehts eben nicht.) 65000 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - Zürich [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Hollande et en Belgique, correspondances parisiennes, descriptions, points historiques, scènes de moeurs, etc. Limoges: Barbou frères, [ca. 1857].

      4º: Geb. in originele stempelband, versierd met enkele kleuren, 166 p., ill. Op het schutblad het jaartal 1858 in pen. De brieven werden geschreven in september-oktober 1855, zodat het boek na 1855 en voor of in 1858 verschenen moet zijn."Madame de Chaumont publiceerde rond 1855 enkele boeken over Rijn-reizen. In dit boek beschrijft zij een reis die door de volgende Nederlandse plaatsen gaat: Arnhem, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Broek, Haarlem, Bloemendaal, Leiden, Voorburg, Den Haag, Scheveningen, Delft, Rotterdam en Dordrecht.De brieven, gericht aan `chère Agathe', of `Madame', zijn ondertekend door F.D. (Madame F. Dechaumont?), door Emile D. (haar zoon Emile Dechaumont?) en door een E.D. (E. Dory, de gouverneur van Emile). De illustraties bestaan uit vier getinte litho's: ‘Poussin et Cie, rue St. Maur 134', van huizen langs een gracht in Amsterdam, Antwerpen vanaf de Schelde, het stadhuis te Brugge en een strandgezicht te Oostende."

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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. The original cloth in exceptional condition.

      Hurst And Blackett, London 1858 - Royal 8vo. There is a tiny amount of rubbing and the usual foxing to the preliminary leaves - the green embossed with gilt and blind decoration is most attractive. Original yellow endpapers bear the tiny paper trade label of Upham and Beet, 46 New Bond St.Viii, (4), 611pp.; complete with folding map, 20 coloured and tinted lithographs and 32 wood-engravings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Hurst and Blackett, London., 1858. First edition. Royal octavo. pp x, 611. Wood engravings in the text, twenty chromolithograph plates and a folding map. Fine period prize binding of full blue polished calf with raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations to spine, red morocco title-label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. On the front pastedown is a prize label from Ludlow Grammar school dated 1867; the school crest is stamped in gilt on front cover.Some surface marking to covers. Near fine.

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        First Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of Arkansas, made during the years 1857 and 1858

      Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes, State Printers, 1858. Very Good. First edition. Small quarto: pp. 256, illustrated with 1 wood-engraved frontispiece plate, 6 color lithographic plates, and wood-engravings in text (including 2 full-page). Half-bound in contemporary dark green morocco and marbled paper over boards. Bookseller's ticket: "Bound by John E. Reardon, Book Seller, Little Rock" on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature in light pencil (Jacob Bally) on the front and back free endpapers, with an additional manuscript note in pencil on the back free endpaper dated April 26, 1864). Laid-in is a receipt (dated 1867 in manuscript) issued by the Home Insurance Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. Some scuffing to the board edges and corners, toning to intermittent text pages, very good. An historically important report, featuring several fine plates. Scarce in the trade. OCLC locates only 7 copies. Sabin 58006.

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        Persia Arabia &c.

      New York, 1858. - Hand-coloured engraved map (435 x 375 mm). Striking map of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, showing nice detail. Colton was one of the pre-eminent American map publishing firms in the mid-19th Century. Not in Tibbets, Al Ankary or Al-Qasimi.

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        Muse populaire. Chants et poésies

      Garnier frères 1858 - - Garnier frères, Paris 1858, 9,5x14,5cm, relié. - Cinquième édition en partie originale car augmentée de 70 poèmes nouveaux. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier caillouté, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, élegante reliure moderne signé de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Pierre Dupont : "A mes amis madame et monsieur Delignières en souvenir de leur cordiale hospitalité, à la ferme des moines d'Audignicourt le dix novembre dix huit cent cinquante deux. Pierre Dupont". Quelques lettres de l'envoi autographe ont été rognées par le relieur. Exemplaire joliment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Fifth edition in part original because augmented by 70 new poems. Bradel binding in full-paper, smooth back, maroon piece of burgundy title, elegant modern binding signed by T. Boichot. Pierre Dupont: "To my friends, Madame and Monsieur Delignieres, in memory of their cordial hospitality, at the farm of the monks of Audignicourt on the 10th of November 1850. Pierre Dupont". A few letters of the autograph shipment were clipped by the bookbinder. Exemplary nicely established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The British Expedition to the Crimea

      London: G. Routledge & Co, 1858. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. (6), 629pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author, Illustrated with maps and plans, including six folding maps in the text and four separate maps in a separate portfolio. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with a red lettering label, marbled paper boards and end papers. The portfolio is modern, leather spine, morocco lettering label, gilt, and marbled paper sides. The text binding exhibits wear and alight craking to the hinges, though they are firm; wear to edges and spine, but still in very good condition., The text block is fine. The separate maps are near fine showing only minor signs of age but no tears or defects noted. This is essentially the first edition of Russell's masterwork, though the title page is confusingly marked 'revised'. Russell earlier (1856) published his Crimean War despatches. Now he has edited, amended and augmented them for this title. The four separate maps are usually found in a pocket in the rear of the main text. In this case, however, the contemporary binder made no provision for the pocket and left them loose. We have provided a portfolio made to style to protect them and keep them together.

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        Etudes historiques sur le Rouergue

      Paris, Imprimerie Adlinistrative de Paul Dupont, 1858 - 1859. 4 volumes grands In-8 brochés, 550 + 619 + 478 + 590 pages. Les couvertures sont un peu défraichies et salies, les intérieurs sont en bon état, sans rousseurs. Edition originale rare et bien complète pour ce monumental travail, incontournable pour l'histoire du Rouergue, dont le manuscrit fut remis par l'auteur au département et publié aprés sa mort sous les auspices du Conseil Général de l'Aveyron. Mériterait la reliure.

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        Album of the lands of the bible, 50 original views of important places mentioned in scripture, drawn from nature by J.M. Bernatz (...) with descriptive notes by G.H. v. Schubert & J. Roth, zweiter abdruck. Stuttgart, 1858.

      Oblong, full linen binding, backstrip loose on one side, text in 3 languages, illustrated with 50 coloured plates and a folding map of Palestina.

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        Essai sur les ouragans et les tempêtes et les prescriptions nautiques pour en souffrir le moins de dommages possible

      Paris, Librairie hydrographique de Robiquet, 1858, in-8, IV, 135 pp, 4 pl. h.t, broché, couverture verte imprimée en noir, Première édition de cet ouvrage de Joseph Lartigue, capitaine de vaisseau et commandeur de la légion d'honneur. L'ouvrage se construit sur une analyse géographique générale puis localisée des ouragans et tempêtes et sur les conséquences de ces phénomènes météorologiques. L'illustration se compose de belles planches dépliantes et de tableaux hors-texte. Couvertures frottées. Nombreuses rousseurs. Estampille de l'institut catholique de Paris annulée.

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        Indian Empire : History, Topography, Geology, Climate, Population, Chief Cities And Provinces ; Tributary And Protected States [ct 3 V]

      London: London Print. and Pub. Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1858- 1861. First Trade Edition. 3/4 leather. steel plates; . ..; Military Power and Resources ; Religion, Education, Crime ; Land Tenures ; Staple Products ; Government, Finance, and Commerce: with a full account of the mutiny of the Bengal army, of the insurrection in Western India, and an exposition of the alleged causes. . Illustrated with Maps, Portraits and Views. Dimensions 8.5 x 11.125", weighing 13 pounds. Text in two columns. Three illustrated titles, 2 double-page engraved maps by J. Rapkin (hand-coloured in outline) , 120 steel-engraved plates after drawings by Prout, Purser, Turner, Harding, Roberts and others. Contemporary half brown morocco over cloth boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, marbled endpapers. A well-illustrated mid-19th century history of India by a noted member of the East India Company, with an important account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Martin served as a member of the Court of Directors of the East India Company and travelled much of the world, including in India, as a surgeon, botanist, naturalist and historian. His comprehensive history is particularly valuable for its inside account of the commercial aspects of life in India and his account of the "Indian Mutiny". The work is admirably illustrated with numerous steel-engraved views of the principal cities and sites in India, including Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad, etc. , as well as views in the Himalayas and portraits of various Indian princes and notables. Solid with clean contentsCf. Dictionary of Indian Biography, p. 277; 13 .

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        Das arterielle Gefäss-System der Rochen. Vienna, kaiserlich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei for Karl Gerold's son, 1858. Large 4to (31 x 24.5 cm). With 5 lithographed plates after drawings by Anton Elfinger, showing the arterial system in parts of a common torpedo, a thornback ray (2x), and a common skate (2x), with the arteries coloured orange and red by hand. Original publisher's brown printed paper wrappers.

      WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Dean I, p. 616 (original article); not in Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher; for the author: Castiglioni, p. 677; DSB VI, pp. 618-619. Very rare offprint of an article on the arterial cardiovascular system of Batoidea, commonly known as rays and skates, by the Austrian anatomist Joseph Hyrtl "one of the world's leaders in descriptive anatomy" (Castiglioni). It was originally published in volume 15 of the Denkschriften der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1858) and appears here with a new title-page and printed wrapper, and without the running footer present in the original.Plates foxed in the margins and the wrappers with reinforced spine and tattered edges, sewing broken and some leaves nearly detached. Good copy, untrimmed and with the bolts unopened.

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        The History of New Bedford Bristol County, Massachusetts

      Self Published 1858 - Daniel Ricketson was a Massachusetts contemporary and friend of Henry Thoreau. He sought refuge from the exacerbations of modern life in his own shanty dwelling (albeit not far from a nice main house) before Thoreau did. A Quaker, anti-slavery advocate, writer, and philanthropist, Ricketson sought out famous men of letters particularly within the Transcendental circles of Concord. More notable men rose to greater prominence – Thoreau and Emerson being the cream – but Ricketson hitched his wagon to them. ********* Original publisher’s binding with minor spots of rubbing on the covers (one moderate sized spot on rear cover), small damp stain on bottom corner of text through first third, occasional pages with minor foxing/browning else a really nice near fine copy with bright gilt. Affectionately presented to his cousins - signed and dated a year after publication.******* You’ll have difficulty finding a better copy of this book, let alone one with this provenance. The only other signed copy I’ve seen is housed in New Bedford’s Whaling Museum. The book is the first published history of the Old Dartmouth region on the south coast of Massachusetts – an area renowned for its vital whaling industry. ********** This is an important book, scarce presentation, and an opportunity to access a bit of Thoreau magic dust at a fraction of the standard going rate. ************ While Ricketson possessed many admirable qualities, contemporary accounts suggest other traits – “hypochondria and emotional instability” for starters - that would seemingly be at odds with the “stoical and intellectual” Thoreau. Don Mortland deconstructs their odd couple friendship in his 1985 work, Thoreau’s Friend Ricketson: What Manner of Man? An excerpt recounting their first meeting: “On a cold Christmas Day in 1854 Daniel Ricketson, independently wealthy New Bedford Quaker, was shoveling snow when he observed approaching his house a man who he first took to be a pedlar. The man was Henry Thoreau. Ricketson has expected him earlier, and he has expected a somewhat different appearing man. The man he had invited, the who wrote Walden, which Ricketson has purchased the day after publication, he had imagined as a hardier, more muscular and robust man, not the slightly stooped, short, even somewhat homely person who said, “You don’t know me.” Ricketson at first didn’t know him, but in the seven and one half years which Thoreau had yet to live the two men would get to know each other quite well. In fact, Ricketson would become, along with H.G.O. Blake, one of Thoreau’s chief correspondents. Thoreau wrote twenty-seven to Ricketson and the latter wrote Thoreau forty four times. Thoreau would visit Ricketson six times in New Bedford (a 70 miles distance from Concord), while the latter would pay eight calls on Thoreau in Concord.” (Mortland) ********** On a personal aside, Ricketson also made some poignant sketches of Thoreau during Henry’s visits to him - which are now housed in museums. They are aching first hand accounts of the American icon on excursion, and convey the level of affection Ricketson held for his friend.**** I have additional information on Ricketson that won't fit on Abebooks if you are interested! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        2 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      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: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Gibraltar; Ozean (nebst Angabe der Position des Schiffes) bzw. Straße von Malakka, 22. V. 1857, 5. VII. 1857 u. 30. III. o. J. (wohl 1858). - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Ausserordentlich bedeutende, umfang- und inhaltsreiche Briefe von der Novara-Expedition. - „[.] Er hatte Bekanntschaft mit dem Bruder des Kaisers, Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian, gemacht, der seine Arbeit schätzte und auch förderte. Dieser Verbindung verdankte er seine Teilnahme an der maßgeblich vom Erzherzog vorangetriebenen Novara-Expedition, einer wissenschaftlichen Weltumsegelung. Unter der Leitung von Kommodore Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair nahm Selleny an der Novara-Expedition teil, die von 30. April 1857 bis 26. August 1859 dauerte; sie begann und endete in Triest. Sellenys Arbeit trug dabei ganz wesentlich zum großen Erfolg dieses Unternehmens bei: Er malte etwa 2000 Aquarelle, Skizzen, Studien und Entwürfe über die Eindrücke in den einzelnen Stationen und Ländern, die von der Fregatte SMS Novara besucht wurden, und ersetzte gleichsam den Fotografen. Seine eindrucksvollen und lebendigen Bilder bildeten später die Vorlagen für zahlreiche Lithografien für die Illustrationen der Werke zu dieser Reise und wurden in Zeitungen und Magazinen abgebildet. Seine authentischen Bilder wurden über die außerordentlich erfolgreichen Publikationen zur Novara-Reise einer großen Öffentlichkeit zugänglich. Auch der weitaus größte Teil der 224 Abbildungen im besonders erfolgreichen Buch von Karl von Scherzer basiert auf den Zeichnungen von Selleny. Nach der deutschen Ausgabe erschien in London kurz darauf eine englische Übersetzung (1862), eine weitere dann in italienischer Sprache. Besonders erfolgreich war eine später in zwei Bänden erschienene Ausgabe („Volksausgabe") dieses frühen Bestsellers, der die Interessen des aufstrebenden Bildungsbürgertums der damaligen Zeit genau traf. Das Buch erreichte insgesamt eine Auflage von 30.000 Stück. Laut der österreichischen Historikerin Renate Basch-Ritter war das Buch das zweiterfolgreichste Werk dieser Art im 19. Jahrhundert, nicht nur in Österreich, sondern im gesamten deutschen Sprachraum (nur Humboldts vielbändiges Werk ‚Kosmos - Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung‘ war noch erfolgreicher). Nach der Novara-Expedition begleitete Selleny Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian auf dessen Reisen nach und durch Nordafrika, auf die Kapverdischen und Kanarischen Inseln sowie nach Brasilien [.]" (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, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        NICARAGUA INTEROCEANIC CANAL – BOOK WITH LARGE MAP: CARTE D'ÉTUDE POUR LE TRACÉ ET LE PROFIL DU CANAL DE NICARAGUA PAR THOMÉ DE GAMOND, INGÉNIEUR CIVIL, PRÉCÉDÉE DE DOCUMENTS PUBLIÉES SUR CETTE QUESTION PAR M. FÉLIX BELLY.

      4° (28 x 23 cm / 11 x 9 inches): Collation Complete: 90 pp., 1 f., plus 1 large folding chromolithographed map mounted upon original linen (71 x 96 cm / 28 x 38 inches), all bound in original boards with pastedown title and advertisements, spine in original green cloth with gilt title (Very Good, Map generally bright and clean, staining in the folds and in the linen; some text pages with light foxing; last page with small tears in the gutter; covers with some shelf-ware, overall an attractive example). - Paris: Chez Dalmont & Dunod, 1858. Rare – the first serious and detailed published proposal for an interoceanic canal across Nicaragua, compiled by the French journalist and speculator Félix Belly, with a large, magnificent, chromolithographed map by the engineer Thomé de Gamond. - This fascinating and historically important work is the first serious, detailed published proposal to build a transoceanic canal across Nicaragua, illustrated by a large and magnificent original map. The dream to build a navigable route across the isthmus of Central America, so connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific oceans, is almost as old as the European presence in the Americas itself. While the Panama Canal was completed in 1914, and that no version of the Nicaragua Canal was ever built, it will surprise some to learn that during much of the second half of the 19th Century, Nicaragua was considered to be a far more promising location for an interoceanic route than Panama. While many proposals had been explored, from the 16th Century onwards, it was only in the late 1850s, when the French duo of Félix Belly, an impresario and journalist, and Thomé de Gamond, an eccentric, but brilliant, engineer, that the first technically credible proposal to construct the canal was published. While Belly and Gamond’s grand design, as showcased here, ended shambolically, it inspired the next two generations of canal speculators to keep trying to realize the dream in Nicaragua, even if the interoceanic canal eventually came to be in Panama. It is also important to note that the notion of a Nicaragua canal has seen been revived, as in 2013, a Chinese consortium was given official approval from the Nicaraguan government to construct a canal across the country, in an effort to rival the overburdened Panama Canal. While the Chinese enterprise’s plan seems credible on paper, and is technically feasible, it is not yet clear if it will ever be realized, as the financial requirements are awesome. Félix Belly’s Nicaraguan Fiasco - Félix Belly (1816-86) was an excellent writer and charismatic journalist, but was also a terrible project manger and even worse judge of character. He was the first person to make the prospect of a transoceanic canal across Nicaragua seem like a serious possibility; however, his dream was undone by a combination of bad luck and his own personal flaws. Belly’s early career shone in dazzling rays of light, as he was one of France’s premier political and diplomatic journalists. He resided for some years in Istanbul, where his reports on the Sublime Porte were held as gospel by the French government and intelligentsia. His infectious enthusiasm for all matters of academia and global events saw him fêted in European capitals, no less in Berlin by the era’s greatest explorer, Alexander von Humboldt. In 1856, Belly became psychologically obsessed with the idea of building an interoceanic canal in Central America, and was determined to go to Nicaragua to set-up the mega-project. It was at this point, that his brilliant career and charmed life went off-track. In the excessively exuberant environment of the early Second Empire, he found it easy to find converts to his dream and to raise capital. Moreover, the Emperor Napoleon III was a known enthusiast of such a scheme, and Bally could be assured of his moral, if not financial, support. While his exact role remains unknown, it seems that in 1857 the emperor made Belly an official envoy of the French government in Central America, lending him much-needed legitimacy in the eyes of foreign potentiates. Belly formed an official company and managed to convince the banker Moses Millaud of Crédit Mobilier to back his venture, forwarding him seed money for an exploratory expedition to Nicaragua. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION

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        Die Fünf Welttheile, dargestellt in Bild und Wort. Landschafts- und Städtebilder, Schilderungen und Charakterzeichnungen aus allen Ländern der Erde. Ein Handbuch der Länder- und Völkerkunde nach den vorzüglichsten geographischen und ethnographischen Werken und den interessantesten Reise-Beschreibungen für Jung und Alt bearbeitet. Illustrirt mit Ansichten, Scenerien und Karten. 4 Bde. [= kplt.].

      Hildburghausen, Vlg. v. Bibliographischen Inst. o. J. [1857-1858]. - Sarkowski, BI S. 226. Vollständiges Exemplar des in Lieferungen erschienenen und nur selten komplett angebotenen Handbuches der Länderkunde. Mit zahlreichen, fein gestochenen Ansichten und Karten reich illustriert. - Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten u. a. von Quebec, Boston, Staten Island, New York, Baltimore, Charleston, St. Louis, San Antonio, Lima, Havannah, San Francisco, Sydney, Honolulu, Kalkutta, Delhi, Algier. Gr.-8°. 475(5), 570(6), 572(4) u. 570(6) S. Mit je einem gest. Tit. m. kl. Ansicht in Vignettenform sowie zus. 211 Stahlstich-Ansichten u. 67 grenzkolor. Karten auf Tafeln. Braune Leinenbde. d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. Streicheisenverz. auf Rü. Rücken geblichen, Kapitale u. Ecken z. Tl. leicht bestoßen, Einbde. stellenw. fleckig, Bd. 2 im Falz angeplatzt, im Text braunfleckig, aber sauber.

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        Commento sopra la divina commedia di Dante Alighieri pubblicato per cura di Crescentino Giannini.

      pei Fratelli Nistri, 1858. 3 volumi in-8° (cm. 22,5), eleganti legature coeve in p. pergamena con titolo su tasselli e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, risguardi in carta decorata; pp. XXXVI [4] 864, VIII 825 [1] X, X [2] 902 [2] con 2 tavole di ritratti f.t.; qualche fioritura. Rara edizione originale di un «testo di lingua inedito» [Razzolini 82]. «Edizione di Crusca di 300 esemplari» [Mambelli 307]. Il Buti, lettore di Dante a Pisa dal 1385 al 1395 rese pubblico il commento nel 1397 e fu uno dei più autorevoli commentatori del Poeta. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 30. XI. 1858. - 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. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Missionsreisen und Forschungen in Süd-Afrika während eines sechzehnjährigen Aufenthalts im Innern des Continents. 2 Bände

      Leipzig, Hermann Costenoble, 1858 - 392, 346 Seiten. 2 Bände in einem Band. Halbleinen aus späterer Zeit. Mit 23 Ansichten in Tondruck u. zahlreichen Holzschnitten, 2 Karten. Band 1 nur mit Vortitel u. ohne das Portrait von Livingstone. Durchwegs leicht stockflecking, insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 13 Victorian Parliamentary Reports

      John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne 1858 - Folio, 13 publications bound in one volume; in fine condition, in a modern green leather binding, spine lettered in gilt. A fascinating collection of Victorian parliamentary papers relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. This bound volume collects 13 documents of various length (from 2 to 24 pages), all of which are in fine original condition. These reports form an important record of Australian goldfields history, recording and documenting the political and legal processes following the disturbances at Ballarat and subsequent uprising at the Eureka Stockade. Included is the 1854 report "Riot at Ballaraat" which prints testimony by key figures including Peter Lalor and Frederick Vern, and was published after the first disturbances but two weeks before Eureka.The volume contains:1. Riot at Ballaarat. (xv, 22 pp.) 21 November 1854.2. Disturbances at Ballaarat. (5 pp.) 5 December 1854.3. Copies of Correspondence respecting American Citizens who were supposed to have participated in the late riots at Ballaarat. (2 pp.) 7 March 1855.4. Ballaarat Outbreak. Petition. (1 p.), 18 December 1855.5. Claims for Compensation. Ballaarat. (23 pp.). 25 January 1856.6. Claims for Compensation for Injuries and Losses Sustained during the Ballaarat Riots. (6 pp.). 10 January 1856.7. Claims for Compensation. Ballaarat. Supplementary return to address. (1 p.). 25 January 1856.8. Mr. B. S. Hassall. Claim for Compensation. (3 pp.). 22 February 1856.9. Ballaarat Riots. Expenses of Troops and Police. (6 pp.). 17 March 1856.10. First Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Ballaarat Outbreak. (10 pp.). 12 March 1856.11. Second Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Ballaarat Outbreak. (iv, 3 pp.). 14 March, 1856.12. Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on Ballaarat Compensation, (Bentley's Hotel). (iv pp.). 14 March, 1856.13. Report from the Select Committee upon Ballaarat Riots - Bentley's Hotel. (x, 16 pp.). 1 June 1858. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of New Bedford Bristol County, Massachusetts

      New Bedford: Self Published, 1858 Daniel Ricketson was a Massachusetts contemporary and friend of Henry Thoreau. He sought refuge from the exacerbations of modern life in his own shanty dwelling (albeit not far from a nice main house) before Thoreau did. A Quaker, anti-slavery advocate, writer, and philanthropist, Ricketson sought out famous men of letters particularly within the Transcendental circles of Concord. More notable men rose to greater prominence - Thoreau and Emerson being the cream - but Ricketson hitched his wagon to them. Original publisher's binding with minor spots of rubbing on the covers (one moderate sized spot on rear cover), small damp stain on bottom corner of text through first third, occasional pages with minor foxing/browning else a really nice near fine copy with bright gilt. Affectionately presented to his cousins - signed and dated a year after publication.You'll have difficulty finding a better copy of this book, let alone one with this provenance. The only other signed copy I've seen is housed in New Bedford's Whaling Museum. The book is the first published history of the Old Dartmouth region on the south coast of Massachusetts - an area renowned for its vital whaling industry."There are three major factors that raise The History of New Bedford from mere reminiscences and chronicles to a compendium of the earliest community of separatists and pilgrims who found their peace neither in Plymouth Colony nor Massachusetts Bay Colony, which adjoined Plymouth Colony early on.The first was Ricketson's deep affection of homeland. He was born in New Bedford in 1813, and died there in 1898, not far from his childhood home. The earliest of his colonial line was William Ricketson, (d. 1691), who, together with his wife were proprietors of the Colony. Later his Grandfather, Captain Daniel Ricketson (1744-1824), married into the prospering Russell family and continued the line with Joseph (1771-1841), who sired Daniel in 1813. Deep roots bred the deep affections for the people he memorialized. "The fondness . . . for the spot of our nativity . . . (neither time nor) distance can eradicate . . ." (p v). Further, he wrote, "It behooves every American to be acquainted with the history of the place which gave him birth." (p. vi)The second motivating force behind his history seems to have been unquoted words from Shakespeare's drama, "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones; . . ." (Julius Caesar, III, 2)And last, Christ's admonishment, after multiplying the loaves and fishes, to "Gather all the fragments, lest any be lost." (p. iv and p. 137)As a serious historical record, Ricketson's History often falls short of the mark. The deeds and characters of seemingly insignificant figures are often brought forward and explored in disproportionately greater depth than the deeds and characters of many who played more luminous roles in the history of Old Dartmouth Colony. It was not by chance that this occurred.The author was a deeply religious, Old Light Quaker, all of whose motivations and writings celebrated their virtues and goodness. A brief glance behind the scanty mention of certain more-notable figures shows them to have been slaveholders, apostates, or smugglers. Their places have been given to people who might have otherwise been lost to time. These were the people who gave him being, and among whom he lived. Too humble to glorify themselves, their names appeared neither on public buildings, nor street signs, nor often even gravestones. These were the earliest of the Old Light Quakers, and it is this now-extinct race that would most easily have passed into history as quietly as it once lived and thrived, if not for its humble and pious spokesman.For it was this community that collectively, more than individually, held the virtues and values that shaped and formed the character of Old Dartmouth for two centuries. For two centuries, it was a place unlike any other place in America because of the immense influence of its collective believers. A very small corner in a very small state, New Bedford still bears traces of its past. They live in the quiet brotherhood of scholars, preservationists, and volunteers who toil in her museums, libraries, and historical societies. They are recognized wherever people value goodness.And this is the importance, the relevance, and the value of Daniel Ricketson, the man and his book." (Fitzgerald)While Ricketson possessed many admirable qualities, contemporary accounts suggest other traits - "hypochondria and emotional instability" for starters - that would seemingly be at odds with the "stoical and intellectual" Thoreau. Don Mortland deconstructs their odd couple friendship in his 1985 work, Thoreau's Friend Ricketson: What Manner of Man? An excerpt recounting their first meeting:"On a cold Christmas Day in 1854 Daniel Ricketson, independently wealthy New Bedford Quaker, was shoveling snow when he observed approaching his house a man who he first took to be a pedlar. The man was Henry Thoreau. Ricketson has expected him earlier, and he has expected a somewhat different appearing man. The man he had invited, the who wrote Walden, which Ricketson has purchased the day after publication, he had imagined as a hardier, more muscular and robust man, not the slightly stooped, short, even somewhat homely person who said, "You don't know me." Ricketson at first didn't know him, but in the seven and one half years which Thoreau had yet to live the two men would get to know each other quite well. In fact, Ricketson would become, along with H.G.O. Blake, one of Thoreau's chief correspondents. Thoreau wrote twenty-seven to Ricketson and the latter wrote Thoreau forty four times. Thoreau would visit Ricketson six times in New Bedford (a 70 miles distance from Concord), while the latter would pay eight calls on Thoreau in Concord." (Mortland)This is an important book, scarce presentation, and an opportunity to access a bit of Thoreau magic dust at a fraction of the standard going rate.On a personal aside, Ricketson also made some poignant sketches of Thoreau during Henry's visits to him - which are now housed in museums. They are aching first hand accounts of the American icon on excursion, and convey the level of affection Ricketson held for his friend.

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        The Present State of the African Slave-Trade: An Exposition of Some of the Causes of Its Continuance and Prosperity, with Suggestions as to the Most Effectual Means of Repressing and Extinguishing It

      Washington: Printed by Lemuel Towers. From De Bow's Review. 1858. First. Fist separate edition. Octavo. 36pp. Wrappers lacking. Removed from a bound volume, slight remnants of original blue wrappers, else near fine. An exposition about the African Salve Fleet and the Right of Search by a Washington, D.C. attorney. Physical copies of this pamphlet, reprinted from "De Bow's Review" from November, 1858, are uncommon. .

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        DE IMITATIONE CHRISTI, LIBRI QUATUOR

      Cura Edwini Tross, Impressum Parisiis 1858 - First Tross edition. Miniature book (2 3/4" x 1 3/4"). [iv], 155p. Frontispiece. Bound by Amand in full morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title and elaborate panel ornaments, triple fillets on the covers, single on the board edges, gilt dentelles. Amazingly small 2 1/2 point type of Guiraudet et Jouaust. An important and rare miniature book. Brunet III, 416 states that the type was cast by Henri Didot. Welsh 1858; Spielmann 479; Bondy. Miniature Books, p. 93. Fine in edge-worn slipcase of marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pio IX Pontifici Maximo ......

      1858. Raffigurazione della Vergine Maria attorniata da Angeli e Santi, in calce veduta del Santuario d'Oropa. Stampata dalla litografia Doyen. Grande e molto decorativa, presenta alcune piccole imperfezioni ai margini e pieghe al centro

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        Red-billed Train-bearer [Quezal]

      1858-75 1858 - An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75 Richter after Gould Red-billed Train-bearer [Quezal] An original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 2nd edition 1858-75 530 x 360 mm approx £695

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        Histoire des Indiens des Etats-Unis, faite d'après les statistiques et les rapports officiels que le Congrès a publiés en 1851

      Boehm, Montpellier 1858 - ____ Première édition. L'auteur s'est appuyé sur le volumineux rapport : "Information respecting the History . of the Indian Tribes .published by the authority of Congress. Philadelphia, 1854". Illustré par 4 planches lithographiées. Envoi de l'auteur sur la couverture imprimée d'origine : "Offert par l'auteur à Monsieur Pagézy , maire de Montpellier." Sabin 49962. *-------* First edition. Illustrated by 4 lithographic plates. The author used mainly for his text of the "Information respecting the History . of the Indian Tribes .published by the authority of Congress. Philadelphia, 1854". Inscribed by the author. Modern binding. In-8. [223 x 137 mm] Collation : Frontispice, (4), 352 pp., 3 planches h.-t. Demi-basane bordeaux, dos à nerfs, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Les Sirènes, essai sur les principaux mythes relatifs à l'incantation, les enchanteurs, la musique magique, le chant du cygne, etc.... Et suivi de : le Rêve d'Oswald, ou les Sirènes, grande symphonie dramatique vocale et instrumentale

      Paris, G. Brandus et S. Dufour, Jules Renouard, 1858, in-folio, [4]-VII-164-207 pp, 12 pl. en lithographie, demi-toile chagrinée verte de l'époque, Édition originale de cet ouvrage "curieux" et "étendu" qui révèle le goût du compositeur alsacien Jean-Georges Kastner (1810-1867) pour le merveilleux. Ce livre intéressant sur les sirènes et les autres mythes liés à la musique magique "est pour M. Kastner l'occasion d'un livre considérable et digne d'exciter la curiosité, par les rapprochements ingénieux qu'il sait faire entre les traditions fabuleuses de tous les temps et de tous les pays". Les planches figurent des sirènes, sous leurs divers aspects, d'après des exemples tirés de l'Antiquité et de l'art moderne. La seconde partie, "Le rêve d'Oswald", donne le livret de Francis Maillan et la partition de 207 pages de la symphonie en 11 morceaux composée par Kastner. Jean-Georges Kastner (1810-1867), "théoricien et laborieux musicien érudit", fut membre de l'Institut de France. Il est le frère de Frédéric Kastner, inventeur de l'instrument à "flammes chantantes", le pyrophone. Fétis V, p. 485.

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        John Brown Accepts Money, and a Pair of Pants, for the Anti-Slavery Cause – A Year to the Day Before His Execution for Leading the Failed Harper’s Ferry Slave Insurrection

      Osawatomie, Kansas 1858 - Autograph Document Signed Twice. Receipt to Samuel L. Adair, Osawatomie, Kansas, December 2, 1858, 1 p. 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Historical BackgroundThe National Kansas Committee was established in Massachusetts as a direct result of the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas. Its purpose was to supply funds and other support (i.e., arms) to the anti-slavery or Free State residents of Kansas and to do whatever necessary to discourage the so-called Border Ruffians from Missouri in their efforts to establish Kansas as a slave state. Adair was one of Brown's brothers-in-law.Osawatomie was the site of an August 30, 1856, battle between Brown and a massive force of Border Ruffians. The ensuing fracas resulted in the town's sacking. Later, Brown and some followers murdered five pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek. By the time this receipt was written, things had settled down in Bleeding Kansas, but plans were afoot to foment a "servile insurrection" to put an end to slavery.Complete Transcript$10. Osawatomie, Kansas, 2d Decem, 1858.Received of Rev. S. L. Adair $10, Ten Dollars in part payment of the National Kansas Committee claim against Andrew Updegraff John Brown Agent / of National Kansas CommitteeAlso received of same One pair of Pants, & one pair MittsDecem 2d 1858 John Brown Agent of / of National Kansas CommitteeJohn Brown (1800-1859) rejected the pacifism of other abolitionists and instead believed that slavery could only be overthrown by violence. To that end, he planned a raid against the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859 hoping to start a slave uprising. Instead, he was captured and executed for treason. Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry was the culmination of anti-slavery activities in Kansas in 1855 and 1856, as well as earlier Underground Railroad activities.Samuel Lyle Adair (1811-1898) was born in Ohio and graduated from Oberlin College in 1838 and from the seminary in 1841, when he married Florella Brown, John Brown's half sister. For the next thirteen years, Adair served as pastor of Congregational churches in Ohio and Michigan. In 1854, he moved to Kansas with the second New England Emigrant Aid Company party and organized the Osawatomie Congregational Church. Adair provided shelter and spiritual and material assistance to John Brown after his arrival in the fall of 1855. He was a devoted abolitionist and during the Civil War, Adair served for three years as a military chaplain at Fort Leavenworth. Adair returned to Osawatomie, where he continued to serve the church until his death.Andrew Updegraff (1816-1887) was born in Ohio and moved to Kansas in 1855. He had fifteen children with his first wife and three with his second wife. Updegraff aided Adair with the distribution of clothing, bedding, and food to families in need around Osawatomie in 1856.National Kansas Committee (also known as the Kansas Relief Committee) was an organization established in 1856 to encourage emigration to Kansas Territory and to aid free soil immigrants once they arrived. It raised $100,000 to sponsor two thousand settlers, but had dispersed its supplies and funds and ceased to function by mid-1857. Thaddeus Hyatt (1816-1901) was president of the National Kansas Committee, and its general agent was William F. M. Arny (1813-1881).

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        Leçons sur la Physiologie et la Pathologie du Système Nerveux.

      Paris:: J. -B. Baillière, 1858.. 2 volumes. 8vo. viii, 520; [iv], 560, ads 12 pp. 65 woodcuts and illustrations, indices. Original printed wrappers, in modern quarter gilt-stamped black leather over marbled paper-backed boards folding cases, in a matching slipcase; wrappers carefully repaired, spines slightly rubbed. Fine. BEAUTIFUL SET. FIRST EDITION of this superb summary of Bernard's work, along with that of his predecessors. Bernard, called “one of the greatest men of all science” by I. Bernard Cohen, revolutionized medicine through his advocacy of the scientific method and blind experiments and refusal to accept assumptions or shaky conclusions. He was the primary proponent of experimentation through vivisection, or experimentation on living animals, to the disgust of his family and some colleagues. Bernard's research included revelations about the pancreas and liver and the discovery of the vaso-motor system. He is perhaps best known for his concept of ‘milieu intérieur,” or extra-cellular fluid environment, and its physiological capacity to ensure protective stability for the tissues and organs (Wikipedia). Contains Bernard's description of “Horner's Syndrome” from lesion of the cervical sympathetic, offering proof that the sympathetic governs the papillary vasomotor, sudomotor, and pilomotor functions (Garrison & Morton 1328).

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        Buffon 96 hand color engraved plates natural history 1858 animals birds lovely

      1858 - Oeuvres Completes De Buffon Mises en Ordre et Precedees D'Une Notice Historique (Complete 5 volume set in French- with 96 plates depicting birds and animals, including dogs, cats, cattle, bats, lion, elephant, peacock, etc.) By M. A. Richard. Issued Paris, 1858-63 by Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger. Period green 1/4 leather bindings, marbled boards, gilt raised spines, ruled compartments and spine titles; portrait frontis facing title page of Vol. I; a profusion of 96 beautiful steel-engraved, hand-colored natural history plates throughout. In Good and completely acceptable condition. Boards and spine lightly scuffed, rubbed, and edge-worn, bottom right corner of vol. 4 front cover broken off; textblocks displaying some light toning, spotting, and foxing throughout, many original tissue guards still remain. Overall the set remains handsome looking, clean, tight and sound. Great assortment of mid-19th century hand colored natural history plates. Each volume measures c. 7" W x 10 3/4" H. Set measures c. 8 1/2" across shelf. Due to difficulty of varying collation, the set is being sold as a beautiful collection of hand colored natural history plates. Priced at less than $10/ plate.[A6868] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herrenbildnis nach rechts.

      - Bleistift auf Velin, rechts unten datiert „den 29 August 1858.". 17,7 x 15,3 cm.

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        Outram and Havelock's Persian Campaign.

      London, (Cox & Wyman for) Routledge & Co., 1858. - 8vo. VIII, 352 pp. Frontispiece and 7 tinted lithograph plates after Picken and Walker. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. First edition. - An account of the Anglo-Persian War in the year 1857. The author, who had participated as captain in the 78th Highlanders, died from the cholera while the book was under the press. To his narrative, the editor George Townsend has prefixed "a summary of Persian history, an account of various differences between England and Persia, and an inquiry into the origin of the late war". - Cloth a little rubbed; some foxing to frontispiece. Contemporary handwritten ownership to flyleaf; later bookplates. Rare. A Persian translation ("Gang-i Inglis wa Iran dar sal-i 1273 higri-i qamari") appeared in 1984. Wilson 102. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 13 Victorian Parliamentary Reports.

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, November 1854 to June 1858. Folio, 13 publications bound in one volume; in fine condition, in a modern green leather binding, spine lettered in gilt. A fascinating collection of Victorian parliamentary papers relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. This bound volume collects 13 documents of various length (from 2 to 24 pages), all of which are in fine original condition. These reports form an important record of Australian goldfields history, recording and documenting the political and legal processes following the disturbances at Ballarat and subsequent uprising at the Eureka Stockade. Included is the 1854 report "Riot at Ballaraat" which prints testimony by key figures including Peter Lalor and Frederick Vern, and was published after the first disturbances but two weeks before Eureka.The volume contains:1. Riot at Ballaarat. (xv, 22 pp.) 21 November 1854.2. Disturbances at Ballaarat. (5 pp.) 5 December 1854.3. Copies of Correspondence respecting American Citizens who were supposed to have participated in the late riots at Ballaarat. (2 pp.) 7 March 1855.4. Ballaarat Outbreak. Petition. (1 p.), 18 December 1855.5. Claims for Compensation. Ballaarat. (23 pp.). 25 January 1856.6. Claims for Compensation for Injuries and Losses Sustained during the Ballaarat Riots. (6 pp.). 10 January 1856.7. Claims for Compensation. Ballaarat. Supplementary return to address. (1 p.). 25 January 1856.8. Mr. B. S. Hassall. Claim for Compensation. (3 pp.). 22 February 1856.9. Ballaarat Riots. Expenses of Troops and Police. (6 pp.). 17 March 1856.10. First Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Ballaarat Outbreak. (10 pp.). 12 March 1856.11. Second Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Ballaarat Outbreak. (iv, 3 pp.). 14 March, 1856.12. Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on Ballaarat Compensation, (Bentley's Hotel). (iv pp.). 14 March, 1856.13. Report from the Select Committee upon Ballaarat Riots - Bentley's Hotel. (x, 16 pp.). 1 June 1858. In fine condition.

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        A Year's Campaigning in India, from March, 1857, to March, 1858.:

      London W. Thacker & Co. 1858 - A very good bright copy in original cloth, 1 cm tear to edge of spine at head. Light stain to corner of frontis. Frontis partially detached. First edition, pp.ix, 213, frontis, 4 folding plans.

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