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         Wyld's New Plan of London. Wild's Map of London and Visitor's Guide 1859

      James Wyld, Charing Cross, London 1859 - James Wyld, Charing Cross, London. Hardcover. Very Good. Handcoloured plan of London. Folds between publishers original blind-stamped dark blue cloth covers which are attached to the upper left panel. Title to upper cover. Covers rather worn but the plan is in very good clean condition with just minor wear to the folds. Laid on linen. River Thames, parks, main roads and railway depots picked out in colour. Plan size 955mm x 570mm. 11 b/w engravings to border of prominent landmarks. Publishers advertisements to pastedowns. A very nice item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tale of Two Cities

      First Edition, First Issue of "A Tale of Two Cities"DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, first issue. With all eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 215 x 135 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and engraved vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. Without the publisher's catalog bound at the end.Full polished calf, bound by F. Bedford. Rebacked, with original spine laid down. Boards triple-ruled in gilt. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine with red and green morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Dark green coated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplates on front and back pastedowns. Binding is strong, but shows the repairs, and inner hinges are cracked but firm. Some occasional light foxing to margins of plates, not affecting the engraving. Overall a very good copy.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickensís periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickensís return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the authorís final collaboration with Phiz, Dickensís most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator.Hatton and Cleaver, 33lff. Smith I, 13.HBS 67884.$2,000

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         Lessons on Trees in Water Colours, From Drawings made expressly for this work by M'Kewan.

      Published by W. Dufour, London 1859 - , [8], 18 coloured chromo-lithograph plates with tissue guards plus detailed instructions on how to paint them. First Edition , small tears to top and tail and side of spine, corners rubbed, foxing to title page and tissue guards, front and rear hinges cracked, rear board marked, plates clean, good condition , green cloth, blindstamped decoration partially inlaid with gilt to front, gilt titles to front board, coloured endpapers , 28.5 cm x 39 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Letter of Introduction Signed "N. Card. Wiseman" to John Bridge Aspinall Q.C. on behalf of Charles Russell

      London, 1859. 3 pp., single fold, pen and ink on Cardinal Wiseman's letterhead. 8 x 5.25 inches. Old folds, crease at upper corner, minor toning, else fine. Accompanied by signed receipt of the late, renowned autograph dealer, Paul C. Richards, dated September 21st, 1967. 3 pp., single fold, pen and ink on Cardinal Wiseman's letterhead. 8 x 5.25 inches. TWO OF ENGLAND'S MOST PROMINENT POST-REFORMATION ROMAN CATHOLICS. An important letter of introduction written by England's foremost Roman Catholic Cardinal on behalf of a young, Charles Russell, who had just been accepted to the Bar, but would go on to become the Third Lord Chief Justice of England. Reading: "Dear Mr. Aspinall, I am sure I can rely on your kindness, when I introduce you to a promising young aspirant in the profession wherein you have yourself been so immensely distinguished & successful. I allude to the Bearer Mr. Charles Russell, nephew of the Very Rev. D. Russell, President of Maynooth, one of my best friends. Mr. Russell, by passing a brilliant examination at Lincoln's Inn was dispensed with some terms of -- and has just been called to the Bar. The Northern Circuit and the Liverpool Sessions have been recommended to him as the field of his future exertions and I feel no scruple in warmly recommending him to you, who while you can feel no jealousy of a young candidate, can do much to promote his future success. I am ever your affectionate - N. Card. Wiseman" Born to Irish parents in the old Jewish quarter of Seville, Spain, Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman (1802-1865) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, who was the first cardinal resident in England since the Reformation and was appointed by Pope Pius IX as the first archbishop of Westminster. Fluent in many languages with a doctoral degree in theology, Wiseman was respected as a scholar and for his informed opinions on science, as well as his views on art and history. His historical novel, Fabiola, has been translated in almost every European language and has been adapted for film three times. Charles Arthur Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen (1832-1900), was the oldest son of Arthur Russell of Killowen, County Down, Ireland and Margaret Mullin. When his father died in 1845, Russell was raised by his mother and his uncle, Dr. Charles William Russell, a Roman Catholic Clergyman and the President of St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, Ireland, who was a close friend and correspondent of Nicholas Wiseman. Educated at St. Malachy's and Castleknock College, in Dublin, Russell was a highly successful solicitor in Ireland. In 1856, he pursued further study at Lincoln's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London, and was called to the Bar in 1859. His further success as a barrister on the Northern circuit, led to his appointment as a Queen's Counsel in 1872. Knowledgeable, eloquent, and persuasive, he was regarded by many as the "first advocate of his age" and would go on to become Attorney General for England, a Member of Parliament, and the first Roman Catholic Lord Chief Justice of England since the Reformation.

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         Tale of Two Cities With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      London Chapman and Hall 1859 - First Edition, First Issue of "A Tale of Two Cities" DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue. With all eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 215 x 135 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and engraved vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. Without the publisher's catalog bound at the end. Full polished calf, bound by F. Bedford. Rebacked, with original spine laid down. Boards triple-ruled in gilt. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine with red and green morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Dark green coated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplates on front and back pastedowns. Binding is strong, but shows the repairs, and inner hinges are cracked but firm. Some occasional light foxing to margins of plates, not affecting the engraving. Overall a very good copy. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickens’s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the author’s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens’s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Hatton and Cleaver, 33lff. Smith I, 13. HBS 67884. $2,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sammelband: Nervensystem und Allgemeines - Sammelband von 24 Sonderdrucken.

      - 1859-1909, 8°, ca. 700 pp., zum Teil mit den orig. Broschuren gebunden in einem alten Halbleinenband. Sammelband mit 24 Erstdrucken von Arbeiten von Edurad Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger (1829-1910) aus den Jahren 1859-1909. - 1.: Kritische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven (1865). - 2.: Experimentalbeitrag zur Theorie der Hemmungsnerven. + Ueber die Bewegungen der Ovarien (1859). - 3.: Ueber die tetanisirende Wirkung des constanten Stromes und das allgemeine Gesetz der Reizung (1858). - 4.: Über die Veränderungen der Erregbarkeit durch einen constanten elektrischen Storm (1858). - 5.: Ueber die Ursache des Oeffnungstetanus (Ein Beitrag zur Lehre vom Gesetze der Zuckung.) (1859). - 6.: Disquisitiones de Sensu Electrico (1860). - 7.: Zur Geschichte des electropolaren Erregungsgesetzes (1883). - 8.: Bemerkungen zur Physiologie des centralen Nervensystems (1877). - 9.: Ueber die electrischen Empfindungen (1865). - 10.: J.L. Hoorweg und die electrische Nervenerregung (1893). - 11.: Ueber den reizbaren und leitenden Bestandtheil, sowie über die angebliche Unermüdbarkeit der Nervenfasern (1908). - 12.: Ueber den elementaren Bau des Nervensystems (1906). - 13.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen (1866). - 14.: Die Endigungen der Absonderungsnerven in den Speicheldrüsen und die Entwicklung der Epithelien (1869). - 15.: Die Speicheldrüsen (Handbuch der Gewebelehre von Sticker, 1872). - 16.: Wesen und Aufgaben der Physiologie (1878). - 17.: Ueber die Kunst der Verlängerungen des menschlichen Lebens (1890). - 18.: Die Physiologie und ihre Zukunft (1877). - 19.: Die teleologische Mechanik der lebendigen Natur (1877). - 20.: Der lebendige Organbrei und die Topographie des physiologischen Chemismus, eine Vertheidigung gegen Dr. Justus Andeer in Würzburg (1880). - 21.: Ueber das Wesen der Eiweissstoffe (1909). - 22.: Nochmals gegen Ausführungsbestimmung des Fleischbeschaugesetzes vom 30. Mai 1902. Eine Antwort an Herrn Professor R. Ostertag in Berlin (1906). - 23.: Ueber die Gesundheitsschädigungen, welche durch den Genuss von Pferdefleisch verursacht werden. (Nebst einem Beitrag über die Resoprtion der Fette) (1900). - 24.: Die Ausführungsbestimmung zum Reichsfleischbeschaugesetz vom 30. Mai 1902, betreffend den Nachweis des Pferdefleisches müssen schleunigst geändert werden (1904). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Combat of the Thirty. From a Breton lay in the fourteenth century.

      Chapman & Hall. 1859 - FIRST EDITION. Sl. dusted, binding split at pp16/17 but remaining firm. Orig. printed cream wrappers; sl. dulled, sl. rubbing. Inscription in Ainsworth?s hand on leading f.e.p.: ?For Jas. Hatton Esq. With W. Harrison Ainsworth?s respects? Armorial bookplate of James Hatton on verso of front wrapper; recent bookplate of Frank Seton on leading f.e.p. v.g. Sadleir 6; Wolff 42. A free translation by Ainsworth of Le Combat de Trente Bretons Contre Trente Anglais, a fourteenth century French ballad describing the legendary combat between 30 English and 30 French knights in 1351 in the struggle for the succession to the Duchy of Brittany. Ainsworth adds an introduction which includes the full text of a contemporary manuscript account of the battle written by the French chronicler Jean Froissart, which had been discovered in 1824. Presented to James Hatton, a fellow Lancastrian and resident of Warrington. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Opera ad parisiensem fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta auctiora atque emendatiora in tomos X distibuta. Editio altera pratensis.

      Prati, Ex. Giachetti - Pomba, 1859. 9 volumi In-8, mezza pelle con titolo in oro. Insignificante menda ad un piatto, usuale brunitura al tomo 8.

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         Bilder-Geschichtchen für kleine Kinder mit 47 fein colorirten von verstorbenen Maler Johannes Voltz in Nördlingen componirten Bilder nebst kindlichen Reimen von Karl Thienemann. Zweite Auflage.

      Esslingen, Druck und Verlag von J.F. Schreiber (vormals Schreiber und Schill). (Ca. 1859). - Quer-8°. Titel, 1 Bl. Text und 12 Blatt kolorierte Federlithographien mit 47 Darstellungen. Originalhalbleinwand mit koloriter Deckellithographie. Thieme Becker 34, 538 (für Voltz). - Zweite Auflage, erstmals mit den Namen des Verfassers und des Illustrators. Erschien erstmals 1847 anonym bei Schreiber und Schill. Johann Michael Voltz (1874-1858) veröffentlichte mehrere Bilderbücher. Das vorliegende ist im Zusammenhang mit der erstmaligen Verwendung des Begriffes "Bildergeschichten" auf dem Sprung zum bewegten Bild. "Das bislang älteste Bilderbuch das die Bezeichnung "Bildergeschichte" im Titel führt (.) versammelt eine Reihe von Tier- und Kinderszenen, welche mit jeweils zweizeiligen Verstexten unterlegt und auf jeder Seite mit einer den übergeordneten Kontext herstellenden Überschrift versehen sind. Gleichwohl nimmt dieses Werk noch eine Übergangsstellung ein zwischen dem Bilderbuch im eigentlichen Sinn, wie dem Hoffmann'schen Struwwelpeter" Bernd Dolle-Weinkauf in 'Auf dem Sprung zum bewegten Bild. Köln, 2014. S. 92. - Das einzig bekannte Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Sammlung wurde von der TU Braunschweig digitalisiert. Das älteste sonst bekannte Exemplar mit der Auflagenbezeichnung "Fünfte Auflage" und dem (falschen) Erscheinungsjahr 1855 findet sich in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin. - Einband leicht fleckig und an der unteren Ecke des Vorderdeckels bestossen. Stellenweise fleckig. Neu geheftet.

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         Les voix de l'avenir dans le présent et dans le passé ou Les oracles et les somnambules comparés

      Chez Dentu 1859 - Esotérisme. Magnétisme. Portrait en frontispice. Les voix de l'avenir dans le présent et dans le passé ou Les oracles et les somnambules comparés précédé d'une lettre de M. Edouard Fournier et suivi d'un appendice par le Docteur Amédée Moure. In Dorbon aîné. Bibliotheca esoterica: catalogue annoté et illustré de 6707 ouvrages anciens et modernes, qui traitent des sciences occultes, comme aussi des sociétés secrètes. Librairie Dorbon-Aîné, 1940, Notice 3129. RARE ! L'auteur, plus connu sous le nom de la "Sibylle moderne" jouit à l'époque d'une vogue extraordinaire et fut consultée par les sommités du monde entier. In Albert Louis Caillet. Manuel bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes. Volume 3, M-Z, 2012, Notice 7663. De l'érudition quant à l'histoire du somnambulisme, les oracles et les prophéties d'autrefois ; des certificats en faveur de l'auteur, une des plus jolies femmes de Paris, connue sous le nom de la "Sibylle moderne". Plaquette rare ! 15x22. 104p. in-8° Etat moyen. Couverture défraîchie avec petits manques. Manques au dos qui a été réparé à une époque. Quelques rousseurs sans conséquence. Petites taches marginales sur quelques pages : voir photo ou me demander svp ! Vendu en l'état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Geognostische Übersichts-Karte von Deutschland, Frankreich, England und den angrenzenden Laendern. Nach den grösseren Arbeiten von L. v. Buch, E. de Beaumont und Dufrenoy, G.B. Greenough, zusammengestellt von H. v. Dechen, große altkolorierte Landkarte Europas in 48 Segmenten. Berliner Lithographisches Institut, 2te Ausgabe, 1869

      Berlin: Simon Schropp et Companie Lithographie und Farbendruck des Berliner Lithographischen Instituts 1859 - große Original-Lithographie des Berliner Lithographischen Instituts (im Stein signiert), sehr großformatige Landkarte in 48 auf braunes Leinen montierten Teilen, Imperialfolio-Doppelblatt, bildliche Darstellung ca. 64 x 68 cm, Kartengröße (ausgefaltet) ca. 74 x 97 cm, überaus prächtig in 29 Farben im Berliner Lithographischen Institut gedruckt, sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, vollständig einschließlich des mit dunkelgrünem Leinen bezogenen Original-Pappschubers 10,5 x 17,5 cm mit verblichenem Deckel-Schildchen, sehr selten und in dieser Ausgabe für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar 2100 gr.

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         A Tale of Two Cities.

      Chapman & Hall. 1859 - FIRST EDITION, 1st issue. Front., engr. title & plates by H.K. Browne, 32pp cata. (Nov. 1859); cata. with expertly executed minor repairs to corners. Handsomely bound in full scarlet crushed morocco by Bayntun-Rivière of Bath, gilt spine, single-ruled borders & dentelles. a.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy. With the uncorrected pagination showing ?113? on p213. An exceptionally bright and clean copy, without any staining or spotting to text or plates. One plate, ?Congratulations?, has a tiny, almost imperceptible, tear in the outer margin, which has been professionally repaired with archival tape. With occasional unobtrusive pencil underlining in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, Through Joseph D. Stiles, Medium, to Josiah Brigham.

      Bela Marsh 1859 - Boston, 1859. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 459 pp. A very scarce American spiritualist title. Though this book has been cited by several authors studying nineteenth century American spiritualism, there are no publicly held copies currently in OCLC. Per the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: "American printer who, in the early days of Spiritualism, received through automatic writing remarkable prophecies of the impending Civil War. The story was published under the title Twelve Messages from John Quincy Adams through Joseph D. Stiles in 1859 by Josiah Brigham. The author had met Stiles in June 1854. The messages were written by Stiles in trance from August 1854 until March 1858. They came in John Quincy Adams's handwriting and under his signature. Stiles also produced other remarkable autographs. One prophecy?"I thus boldly prophesy the dissolution of the American Confederacy, and the destruction of slavery"?was signed "George Washington" with every peculiarity of Washington's difficult signature." A very good copy with chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, else near fine. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Author's American Edition

      T. B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia - Tall Octavo. Complete in One Volume. Dated on Copyright Page 1859. Author's American Edition [1867]. Bound in green cloth with author's profile, stamped in gold front board, blind stamped rear board. A very good+ copy with mild spine tip and corner wear, owner inscription ffep. 14 pages of ads at rear. 160 pp. +14 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         TANNER'S MELBOURNE DIRECTORY FOR 1859;

      - containing street guide and addresses of Melbourne proper, East & North Melbourne, Collingwood, Richmond, and the business portions of Emerald Hill, Sandridge and Williamstown, classification of professions and trades; churches, chapels, schools; scientific, benevolent, and other institutions; public offices: legislative, legal, and every other reference of general and particular information. Pp. 331(including paginated lower endpapers)+[4](advertisements), endpaper advertisements; brown textured cloth (possibly faded from green), lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, a trifle soiled, lightly flecked and rubbed, corners slightly worn; binder's ticket (W. Detmold, Melbourne) at foot of upper pastedown, minor production (trimming) fault to bottom fore-corner pp. 223/4, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling; John Tanner, Melbourne, 1859. First edition. F.16701. *With the bookplate of Mabel Balcombe Brookes loosely inserted (and no signs that it was ever attached). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, Through Joseph D. Stiles, Medium, to Josiah Brigham.

      Bela Marsh. Hardcover. Boston, 1859. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, 459 pp. A very scarce American spiritualist title. Though this book has been cited by several authors studying nineteenth century American spiritualism, there are no publicly held copies currently in OCLC. Per the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: "American printer who, in the early days of Spiritualism, received through automatic writing remarkable prophecies of the impending Civil War. The story was published under the title Twelve Messages from John Quincy Adams through Joseph D. Stiles in 1859 by Josiah Brigham. The author had met Stiles in June 1854. The messages were written by Stiles in trance from August 1854 until March 1858. They came in John Quincy Adams's handwriting and under his signature. Stiles also produced other remarkable autographs. One prophecy?"I thus boldly prophesy the dissolution of the American Confederacy, and the destruction of slavery"?was signed "George Washington" with every peculiarity of Washington's difficult signature." A very good copy with chipping to cloth at head and heel of spine, else near fine. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1859. First Edition.

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         Photograph of a Blind or Sight-Impaired Clergyman

      Brooklyn, New York: Williamson Bros, 1859. Near Fine. Oval albumen portrait photograph. Approximately 6" x 8" at widest points. Mounted on a larger card with the embossed stamp of "Williamson Bros. / Fulton St. / Brooklyn". A little soiling on the mount, slight streak or smudge on the face of the subject, small tear on mount, very good to near fine. A portrait of a distinctive looking clergyman, or possibly a professor, with a goatish chin beard and wearing dark spectacles, but who is otherwise unidentified. The photographs, Williamson Brothers, were active in Brooklyn between 1856-1859, and were well-known for their work with daguerreotypes. This image seems likely to be an early example of an albumen print. Assuming the subject was indeed from Brooklyn himself, it seems possible some research might elicit further identification.

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         [EAST COST OF NORTH AMERICA & CUBA] Puteshestvie po Severo-Amerikanskim Shtatam, Kanade i ostrovu Kube [i.e. Travel across the North-American States, Canada and the Cuba Island]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of K. Wolf, 1859. 2 vols. bound together. [4], iv, 374; [4], [iv], 399, vii. 21x14,5 cm. With a large folding lithographed map. Contemporary quarter leather, spine with gilt lettered title. Binding mildly rubbed on extremities, otherwise a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare. One of the first Russian books on North America, it describes the travels of a Russian lawyer, statesman and historian Alexander Lakier (1824-1870) to the major cities on the East Coast of the United States, Eastern Canada, and Cuba in autumn-winter 1857. Lakier visited and gave detailed description of Boston, New York, Hudson River, US Military Academy in West Point, Montreal, Quebec City, Bytown or Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, and many others, went down the Ohio and Mississippi River to New Orleans, and thence by steamer to Cuba. The main question he wanted to answer in his book is: ''How did this younger brother in the family of mankind manage to leave his elder brothers so far behind in trade, navigation, and production activity in general? Why already now the North-American States are in many aspects the example for Europe, when it has been only half a century after the beginning of its existence? Where is the core of the democratic equality which is absolutely incomprehensible for a European? What benefit, what edification can we extract from this great experience, presented by this country, the relations with which although hasn't started due to distance, but in time, as can be predicted, will take humongous scale across the Pacific Ocean?'' (vol. 1, p. 2). Lakier leaves interesting notes on peculiarities of Christian churches in America, municipal administration, political and election systems, prisons, native people of Canada and the United States, slavery, passion of the Americans for money and wealth, and many others. His conclusion about the Americans is that ''the people [of America] - young, active, practical, successful in their undertakings… will influence Europe, but use for that not weapon, not sword and fire, not death and ruins, but will spread their influence by the power of inventions, trade, industries; and this influence is stronger than that of every conquest'' (vol. 2, p.399). The book is supplemented with a large well executed map of the eastern coast of Canada and the United States illustrating the author's travels and displaying the railway network in the region. Lakier served as an associate in the Russian Ministry of Justice (since 1845) and later in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (since 1858). He is considered the first historian of the Russian heraldry and seals; his major work Russian Heraldry (SPb., 1855) received the Demidov award of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The trip to North America, was part of a larger voyage in 1856-1858, which also included Europe, Northern Africa and Palestine. Several short essays describing Lakier's impressions of European and American cities were published in St. Petersburg newspapers and magazines, but it was only the account of the travels across North America that was published separately. Worldcat locates only six copies.

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         Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’orient classique

      Hachette, Paris 1859-99 - In 4 , eleganti legature in mezza pelle, coeva, doros ai nervi, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso, 3 volumi pp. 4nn-804; 4nn-798;4nn-826., fondamentale trattato di letteratura orientalistica, ricco repertorio iconografico 1271 illustrazioni, con 9 piante e 2 carte f.t. in ottimo stato con solo qualche lieve spellatura ai dorsi. 3 volumes in 4°, elegant contemporary half-leather binding, gilt title and fillets to the back, pp. 4nn-804; 4nn-798, 4nn-826, a fundamental treatise of oriental literature, rich iconographic repertoire with 1271 illustrations, with 9 plants and 2 leaves f.t., in very good condition with only a few light abrasion of the back. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         EAST COST OF NORTH AMERICA & CUBA] Puteshestvie po Severo-Amerikanskim Shtatam, Kanade i ostrovu Kube [i.e. Travel across the North-American States, Canada and the Cuba Island]

      Typ. of K. Wolf, St. Petersburg 1859 - 2 vols. bound together. [4], iv, 374; [4], [iv], 399, vii. 21x14,5 cm. With a large folding lithographed map. Contemporary quarter leather, spine with gilt lettered title. Binding mildly rubbed on extremities, otherwise a very good copy. First and only edition. Very rare. One of the first Russian books on North America, it describes the travels of a Russian lawyer, statesman and historian Alexander Lakier (1824-1870) to the major cities on the East Coast of the United States, Eastern Canada, and Cuba in autumn-winter 1857. Lakier visited and gave detailed description of Boston, New York, Hudson River, US Military Academy in West Point, Montreal, Quebec City, Bytown or Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, and many others, went down the Ohio and Mississippi River to New Orleans, and thence by steamer to Cuba. The main question he wanted to answer in his book is: ''How did this younger brother in the family of mankind manage to leave his elder brothers so far behind in trade, navigation, and production activity in general? Why already now the North-American States are in many aspects the example for Europe, when it has been only half a century after the beginning of its existence? Where is the core of the democratic equality which is absolutely incomprehensible for a European? What benefit, what edification can we extract from this great experience, presented by this country, the relations with which although hasn't started due to distance, but in time, as can be predicted, will take humongous scale across the Pacific Ocean?'' (vol. 1, p. 2). Lakier leaves interesting notes on peculiarities of Christian churches in America, municipal administration, political and election systems, prisons, native people of Canada and the United States, slavery, passion of the Americans for money and wealth, and many others. His conclusion about the Americans is that ''the people [of America] - young, active, practical, successful in their undertakings? will influence Europe, but use for that not weapon, not sword and fire, not death and ruins, but will spread their influence by the power of inventions, trade, industries; and this influence is stronger than that of every conquest'' (vol. 2, p.399). The book is supplemented with a large well executed map of the eastern coast of Canada and the United States illustrating the author's travels and displaying the railway network in the region. Lakier served as an associate in the Russian Ministry of Justice (since 1845) and later in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (since 1858). He is considered the first historian of the Russian heraldry and seals; his major work Russian Heraldry (SPb., 1855) received the Demidov award of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The trip to North America, was part of a larger voyage in 1856-1858, which also included Europe, Northern Africa and Palestine. Several short essays describing Lakier's impressions of European and American cities were published in St. Petersburg newspapers and magazines, but it was only the account of the travels across North America that was published separately. Worldcat locates only six copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Manual of Geology.

      London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1859. - 8vo., (6 6/8 x 5 inches). Original publisher's cloth-backed printed grey stiff paper wrappers RARE, AND AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, in near mint condition, of the second separately printed issue of Darwin's contribution to the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry, and first issued there as "Geology" in 1849. Edited, and with an important essay on Meteorology, by Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792–1871), the aim of the Manual. in "the opinion of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty [was] that it would be to the honour and advantage of the Navy, and conduce to the general interests of Science, if new facilities and encouragement were given to the collection of information upon scientific subjects by the officers, and more particularly by the medical officers, of Her Majesty's Navy, when upon foreign service; and their Lordships are desirous that for this purpose a Manual be compiled, giving general instructions for observation and for record in various branches of science. Their Lordships do not consider it necessary that this Manual should be one of very deep and abstruse research. Its directions should not require the use of nice apparatus and instruments: they should be generally plain, so that men merely of good intelligence and fair acquirement may be able to act upon them; yet, in pointing out objects, and methods of observation and record, they might still serve as a guide to officers of high attainment: and it will be for their Lordships to consider whether some pecuniary reward or promotion may not be given to those who succeed in producing eminently useful results" (Preface to the first edition in 1849). Charles Darwin completed his chapter on Geology in March of 1848, many years after the focus of his attention had turned to his theories of the transmutation and evolution of species, for which his is now celebrated. Nevertheless, one his earliest scientific interests was geology, and one of his earliest scientific mentors was the founder of modern geology, Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873). He attended Sedgwick's geology lectures in the spring of 1831, and in August accompanied Sedgwick to north Wales for two weeks in the field. "It was the best possible training, Sedgwick built up Darwin's expertise and self-confidence, introducing him to some of the most perplexing geological issues of the day" (DNB). Upon his return Darwin was offered the position of resident naturalist about the Beagle, that was to change his life, and the course of science forever. In this very rare offprint, his "Manual of Geology", Darwin explains patiently the practical ways in which geology can be studied upon the high seas: "A person embarked on a naval expedition, who wishes to attend to Geology, is placed in a position in some respects highly advantageous, and in others as much to the contrary. He is borne on the ocean, from which most sedimentary formations have been deposited. During the soundings which are so frequently carried on, he is excellently placed for studying the nature of the bottom, and the distribution of the living organisms and dead remains strewed over it. Again, on sea-shores, he can watch the breakers slowly eating into the coast-cliffs, and he can examine their action under various circumstances: he here sees that going on in an infinitesimally small scale which has planed down whole continents, levelled mountain-ranges, hollowed out great valleys, and exposed over wide areas rocks which must have been formed or modified whilst heated under enormous pressure. Again, as almost every active volcano is situated close to, or within a few leagues of, the sea, he is admirably situated for investigating volcanic phenomena, which, in their striking aspect and simplicity, are well adapted to encourage him to his studies" (pages [3]-4). Clearly Darwin put these methods to practical use himself during his voyage on the Beagle, and with spectacular results. Adam Sedgwick read Darwin's "Geological notes made during a survey o [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana( Accademici della Crusca)

      Stamperia del Vocabolario, Firenze 1859 - 4 volumi in 4, II edizione corretta e accresciuta dal compilatore, bella legatura coeva in m.pergamena a fascia larga con angoli, dorso a 4 nervi, doppio tassello, titoli e fregi in oro, pp XXVII,(1), 925;(4),986; (4),929; (1),972. Testo su tre colonne, ritratto Manuzzi in antiporta, esemplare eccellente. 4 volumes in 4°, second corrected edition and expanded by the author, nice contemporary half-parchment binding, 4- ribbed back, double piece, gilt titles and ornaments, pp XXVII, (1), 925; (4), 986; (4), 929; (1), 972, three column text, portrait of Manuzzi in the frontispiece, excellent copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Narrative of the Shipwreck Admella, Inter-Colonial Steamer, on the Southern Coast of Australia; drawn up from authentic statements furnished by the rescuers and survivors.

      Committee of the Admella Fund, Melbourne, 1859 - First edition. Hardback. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering at spine, blind patterning to boards with gilt crest to front. Extremeties slightly rubbed, corners bruised, spine ends chipped, otherwise very good. With folding map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         On the stability of the motion of Saturn's rings. An essay which obtained the Adams prize for the year 1856, in the University of Cambridge. Bound with journal extracts of five other papers by Maxwell (see below).

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co, 1859. First edition, very rare in commerce. "The work that made Maxwell's reputation in his day, amongst his contemporaries in Britain at least, was his Adams Prize essay 'On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings' ... The prize topic was announced by the University of Cambridge in 1855 for submission in 1857, following correspondence between James Challis, Director of the Cambridge Observatory, and William Thomson [Lord Kelvin]. It was a subject that was particularly topical on both sides of the Atlantic. Maxwell's submission, one third of a kilogram in weight of closely argued mathematical physics of the highest calibre, was received in December 1856 and he was awarded the prize in 1857, barely three years after he was an undergraduate. Maxwell did not publish his submitted manuscript, but spent more time on developing it while at Aberdeen than on any other research topic. He had some lengthy correspondence with William Thomson in particular, notably on issues connected with the stability of the rings. The final version was published as a free-standing work in 1859 [the offered work]. His study was a theoretical tour-de-force, effectively Maxwell's trial piece submitted to the guild of the elect professoriate in Britain as an entrance test. Challis, Stokes, Airy, Thomson and others absorbed the argument. The essay is largely an exploration of the stability of a number of physical models for the constitution of the rings. Maxwell makes significant deductions on points of detail, and overall his analysis proved beyond doubt to his contemporaries that 'The final result, therefore, of the mechanical theory is, that the only system of rings which can exist is one composed of an indefinite number of unconnected particles, revolving around the planet with different velocities according to their respective distances'. This before a single clear photograph of Saturn’s rings had been taken ... Maxwell's work has spawned the modern theory of planetary discs and astronomical accretion discs that are found around dwarf stars orbiting close to giant stars and in matter orbiting black holes" (Flood et al, p. 31). Although reasonably well represented in institutional collections, this is a very rare work in commerce: ABPC/RBH list only one copy, and there was no copy in any of the major collections of scientific books that have been catalogued in recent decades (Barchas, Honeyman, Norman, etc.). Provenance: James Hutchinson Stirling (1820-1909) (signature on title of Saturn's rings, enclosed signed autograph letter from him dated 24 April, 1894, and manuscript table of contents). Having studied medicine, history and classics at the University of Glasgow, Stirling established a medical practice, and later became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After receiving a large inheritance from his father's estate in 1851, Stirling left medicine and thereafter devoted himself to philosophy, notably the writings of Hegel. In the enclosed letter to 'Davey', Stirling writes: "I have much pleasure in sending you a donation towards the friends of King's College Hospital." First observed through a telescope by Galileo in 1610, Saturn's brilliant rings were initially thought to be additional "stars," or perhaps solid protrusions on either side of the planet like the handles of a cup. It wasn't until 1659 that Christiaan Huygens determined that the handles were actually an encircling ring not attached to Saturn but separated from it the same distance all around. Sixteen years later Gian Domenico Cassini observed the largest gap in Saturn's rings (which was named after him) and correctly determined that they are divided into sections. Galileo, Huygens, and Cassini all assumed the rings to be solid, and this remained the situation until the problem was taken up by Maxwell. Maxwell (1831-79) entered the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate in 1850, graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1854, and winning the Smith Prize the following year. In October 1855 he was made a Fellow of Trinity College, but in November of the following year he left Cambridge after accepting the Chair of Mathematics at Marischal College, Aberdeen. "In his baggage on that trip north, Maxwell carried three pieces of research. The most complete was his first theoretical and experimental work on colour; the second, the nearly completed paper 'On Faraday's lines of force'; and the third, which he had just begun, 'Essay on Saturn's rings'. They were in disparate realms of physical theory, yet they all displayed the mathematical principles and practices he had developed at Cambridge in the previous three gruelling years. The experimental foundations of his work were from his apprenticeship in his own laboratory set up in a cottage on his family estate of Glenlair in Galloway and encouraged by James David Forbes (1809-68) while he was a student at Edinburgh University. "At Aberdeen Maxwell focused his research energies on Saturn's rings, the subject of the 1855 Adams Prize essay. The Adams Prize competition, on a subject in pure mathematics, astronomy or natural philosophy, was announced once every 2 years and was open to all who had been admitted to a degree at Cambridge. The two major examiners for this competition were William Thomson (1821-1907) and James Challis (1803-82). Without considering the planet's satellites, the candidates had to examine the stability of Saturn's rings, assuming them to be concentric with the planet. They could be solid, liquid or 'in part aeriform'. In the 1850s, Saturn and other planets were scrutinized by telescopes as they had been for some 200 years. The complex, yet predictable, path of a planet was still its most characteristic feature. Hence the emphasis on stability in the setting of the Adams Prize question. In addition, the contestants had to take into account the third, inner 'dusky' ring, recently discovered by the American astronomer George Bond (1825-1865) at Harvard. They had two years to complete their investigations. "Drawn from the latest available astronomical observations, the image of Saturn was of a bright white, marble smooth body, around whose equator were two flat rings. If you had a telescope as fine as that of George Bond, you could discern the third ring inside the other two, and the separations within the inner ones and the division of the outmost ring into two sets of thin rings. The Adams Prize question was a timely subject on a current theoretical puzzle in astronomy. "It was also just the subject for a competition to honour the work of the still active astronomer John Couch Adams (1819-92). Honouring a living scientist was still quite extraordinary; but then so was Adams. In 1845, using his formidable mathematical skills he had postulated the existence of the planet Neptune, although he was happy to acknowledge Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier's priority in actually sighting it. There are other instances of his lack of ambition and absolute control of the intricate mathematics necessary for theoretical planetary astronomy. The 1855 prize questions echoed the kinds of problems he tackled in his career and recognized 'his humour, modesty and grace', as his colleagues at St John's College put it in 1848 when establishing the prize in his name ... "As a young, recent Cambridge graduate, who was placed second in the tripos, then first in the Smith Prize competition, Maxwell still had to consolidate his reputation. His work on Saturn's rings completed at Aberdeen did just that, something neither his work on Faraday's lines of force nor that on colour accomplished in his lifetime. He began his research on Saturn's rings with the obvious theoretical work on the subject, Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace's, four-volume [sic] magnum opus, Traité de Mécanique Céleste (1799-1825). The pattern of Laplace's work on physical or astronomical problems was to develop the mathematics abstractly, sometimes with many arbitrary functions and constants, and then simplify the expressions in the face of known data. His four-volume treatise was the most complete, and important, mathematical investigation of the heavens. It was the reference Maxwell had to consult and contradict only with very good reasons. "In his investigation of Saturn's rings, Laplace considered the stability of a single solid ring. He found that it would collapse into the planet if it was at rest. To meet the observed stability of the system meant that solid rings revolved about Saturn. Laplace also gave upper limits on their density. By 1855, in the light of recent observations, the structure and stability of Saturn's rings needed revisiting. Any investigation would require the exercise of intricate mathematics tied to sure-footed physical arguments. "In his Adams Prize essay, Maxwell first disposed of Laplace's argument for the stability of the rotating solid ring. It was incomplete. He found several types of solid rings unstable. For stability, this ring had to be weighted at one point by a mass approximately 41/2 times that of the ring. As Maxwell remarked, such a mass would surely be obvious to astronomers and none had been reported. In addition, a slight change in the load or in its position would shatter the ring. The problem of a liquid ring was that perturbations would tend to break the liquid into drops; these would accumulate and destroy the ring's stability. "He was left with rings made up of single 'satellites' of equal size revolving about Saturn and found that considerations of stability severely limited the masses of the satellites. Maxwell reduced the rings to one ring of satellites. Any satellite could be displaced from its mean positions radially, normally and tangentially to the ring. Instead of tackling the impossible task of dealing with their displacements individually, Maxwell also used Fourier analysis to show the propagation of waves in such a ring, which, under certain conditions, would not lead to collisions between the satellites and thus were stable. He used Fourier analysis to express the displacements of a single satellite as functions of time. He found that the tangential displacement was enhanced by the attraction of the satellite towards which it was moving. If at the same time the satellite was moving radially outwards, it would fall behind other members in the ring. The result was that the satellite would fall behind the others, its motions would be retarded and it would move inward again. The radial and tangential motions were coupled. Small disturbances normal or tangential to the plane of the ring would not disrupt it but lead to waves being propagated around it. Under the condition of stability these coupled motions led to four different kinds of waves each with its own velocity traversing the circumference of the ring. He then considered the motions of the satellites under unstable conditions. "However, Saturn has rings and he turned to the case of two such rings rotating about Saturn at their appropriate speeds. Maxwell found that in most cases their motions were stable, except for certain ratios of their radii. Then, the resonant waves would grow indefinitely until they would break up and their satellites would fly off in all directions colliding with each other in the process. Under stable conditions the two satellite rings produce eight different kinds of waves of different frequencies propagated around such rings. "Maxwell noted difficulties in taking the analysis further. For certain ratios of the radii of the rings, a wave of one type in one of the rings would come into resonance with a wave of the other type in the other rings. These would grow indefinitely and the rings 'will be thrown into confusion' and the satellites 'would fly off in all directions and collide with members of other rings'. He understood that he could not describe the motions of a ring, or rings, made up of randomly moving particles. He also understood that all that he could do was examine the stability of a ring or systems of rings of particles under various disturbing forces. "He concluded by noting the inability of dynamics to address this last problem: 'When we come to deal with collisions among bodies of unknown number, size, and shape, we can no longer trace the mathematical laws of their motion with distinctness'. Mechanics cannot deal with collisions among many bodies flying around randomly. All he could do was gather the possible scenarios for stability and instability. "Maxwell did not consider a ring made up of independent particles, something that he is sometimes assumed to have done. He had shown the circumstances under which waves would produce collisions between the particles. However, we must remember that Maxwell's object was none other than to demonstrate the conditions for stability. Within the limits of dynamics, Maxwell concluded that the only possible structure for Saturn's rings was concentric rings of satellites, each revolving with an appropriate speed. They would act on one another and produce perturbations in their motions. He also demonstrated the existence of conditions under which the motions of one or both rings became unstable. To further illustrate this system Maxwell had a model, constructed by the Aberdeen instrument makers Smith and Ramage, to demonstrate the motions of a ring of 36 satellites, which he used to illustrate his results on satellites' motions" (Garber). In 2004 the NASA Cassini probe to Saturn showed that Maxwell's conclusion about the structure of the rings was correct. He is commemorated by having a feature of the rings named after him - the 'Maxwell Gap' within the C ring. Bound with Maxwell's Adams Prize essay are extracts of the following five papers by Maxwell:   On Faraday's Lines of Force. (Read Dec. 10, 1855, and Feb. 11, 1856). Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. 10, 1856, pp. 27-83. Maxwell's first paper on electromagnetism. "Maxwell's first paper, "On Faraday's Line of Force" (1855-1856), was divided into two parts ... Part 1 was an exposition of the analogy between lines of force and streamlines in an incompressible fluid ... Part 2 covered electromagnetism proper. In it Maxwell developed a new formal theory of electromagnetic processes ... The 1856 paper has been eclipsed by Maxwell's later work, but its originality and importance are greater than is usually thought. Besides interpreting Faraday's work and giving the electrotonic function, it contained the germ of a number of ideas which Maxwell was to revive or modify in 1868 and later: (1) an integral representation of the field equations, (2) the treatment of electrical action as analogous to the motion of an incompressible fluid, (3) the classification of vector functions into forces and fluxes, and (4) an interesting formal symmetry in the equations connecting A, B, E, and H, different from the symmetry commonly recognized in the completed field equations. The paper ended with solutions to a series of problems, including an application of the electrotonic function to calculate the action of a magnetic field on a spinning conducting sphere" (DSB). On Boltzmann's theorem on the average distribution of energy in a system of material points. (Read May 6, 1878). Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. 13, 1878, 547-570. "During his last two years Maxwell returned to molecular physics in earnest and produced two full-length papers, strikingly different in scope, each among the most powerful he ever wrote. The first, "On Boltzmann's Theorem on the Average Distribution of Energy in a System of Material Points," followed a line of thought started by Boltzmann, who in 1868 had offered a new conjectural derivation of the distribution law based on combinatorial theory ... Maxwell now gave his own investigation of the statistical problem ... and adopted the device of representing the state of motion of a large number n of particles by the location of a single point in a "phase-space" of 2n dimensions, the coordinates of which are the positions and momenta of the particles ... Maxwell then postulated, as Boltzmann had done, that the system would in the course of time pass through every phase of motion consistent with the energy equation ... The validity of this hypothesis, sometimes called the ergodic hypothesis, was afterwards much discussed, often with considerable misrepresentation of Maxwell's opinions ...Together with Boltzmann's articles this paper of Maxwell's marks the emergence of statistical mechanics as an independent science. One feature of the paper "On Boltzmann's Theorem," eminently characteristic of Maxwell, is that the analysis, for all its abstraction, ends with a concrete suggestion for an experiment, based on considering the rotational degrees of freedom. Maxwell proved that the densities of the constituent components in a rotating mixture of gases would be the same as if each gas were present by itself. Hence gaseous mixtures could be separated by means of a centrifuge ... Many years later it became a standard technique for separating gases commercially" (DSB). On the Theory of Rolling Curves. Communicated by Professor Kelland. (Read, 19th Feb. 1849). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 16, 1849, pp. 519-540. This paper and the next were completed while Maxwell was still a student at the Edinburgh Academy. Both papers were read before the Society by somebody else because "it was not thought proper for a boy in a round jacket to mount the rostrum there." On the Equilibrium of Elastic Solids. (Read 18th February, 1850). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 20, 1853, pp. 87-120. On reciprocal figures, frames, and diagrams of forces. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 26, 1853, pp. 1-40, with three plates. "During his regular lectures at King's College, London, Maxwell was accustomed to present some of Rankine's work on the calculation of stresses in frameworks. In 1864 Rankine offered an important new theorem, which Maxwell then developed into a geometrical discussion entitled "On Reciprocal Figures and Diagrams of Forces." The principle was an extension of the well-known triangle of forces in statics. Corresponding to any rectilinear figure, another figure may be drawn with lines parallel to the first, but arranged so that lines converging to a point in one figure form closed polygons in the other. The lengths of lines in the polygon supply the ratios of forces needed to maintain the original point in equilibrium. Maxwell gave a method for developing complex figures systematically, and derived a series of general theorems on properties of reciprocal figures in two and three dimensions ... Reciprocal theorems and diagrams are useful in many fields of science besides elasticity" (DSB). For Maxwell on Saturn's rings, see: Houzeau & Lancaster, II, p. 1438; Sotheran 11673. Brush, Everitt & Garber, Maxwell on Saturn's rings. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983; Flood, McCartney & Whittaker (eds.); Garber, 'Subjects great and small: Maxwell on Saturn's rings and kinetic theory,' Philosophical Transactions, vol. A366 (2008), pp. 1697-1705. For Maxwell's other contributions, see James Clerk Maxwell. Perspectives on his Life and Work, Oxford: University Press, 2014. [Saturn's rings:] 4to (270 x 215 mm), pp. vii, 71 with one plate. It is likely that this work was issued as a disbound pamphlet (the copy listed by Sotheran is described as 'sewn'). 19th century blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very fine and clean througout.

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         Johann Sebastian Bach's (Bachs) Kammermusik. 1.-7. Band. (= Werke. Herausgegeben von der Bach Gesellschaft in Leipzig. Jahrgänge 9, 17, 19, 21).

      Leipzig, Bach-Gesellschaft / Breitkopf & Härtel 1859-1881. - ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Papier-Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände etwas angestaubt und berieben, Seiten teils mit altem Wasserrand im Eck-/Randbereich, in Band 7 einige Blätter mit Blei-/Buntstiftanmerkungen, ansonsten gut erhalten, (Bach, Werke, Werkausgabe, Gesamtausgabe, Gesammelte Werke), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000

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         On the origin of species by means of natural selection

      London: John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. With 1 folding plate. Half-morocco over marbled boards of the period. An excellent copy inscribed by Leonard Darwin, Charles Darwin's son, with related material bound in at the end, including a 2-page letter signed by Darwin, and an unrecorded offprint of a paper on Darwin's work. Preserved in a half-morocco solander box (see provenance). First edition, first issue, of Darwin's historic and pioneering work on the theory of evolution; certainly the most important biological book ever written. Bound in: 1. Half-title inscribed by Leonard Darwin: This is the first edition of the Origin -- written by my father -- containing a passage on p. 184 which he always regretted to have omitted in later editions -- 10 April 1927. Refers to the black bear and the possibility of their development by natural selection into aquatic animals, reprinted in the first four American editions (Osborn, Book Collector, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-78 (1960); Freeman, p. 76). 2. ALS. Charles Darwin to Lady Drysdale. [ca. 1859]. 2 pp. (possibly lacking 1 page). The letter is addressed to the mother-in-law of Dr. Lane, whose Moor Park spas Darwin and his wife frequented after 1857. The letter was probably written while Darwin was at a hydropathic spa in Ilkley, Yorkshire from October to December, 1859. At that time Lane was moving to Sudbrooke Park, Surrey, which Darwin and his wife visited the following year. 3. ALS. George Augustus Rowell to Sir James Emerson Tennent (of Tempo Manor). 3 Alfred Street, Oxford, December 12, 1860. 3 pages. 4. ROWELL, George Augustus. "Mr. Darwin's Theory." Reprinted from the Oxford Chronicle of Dec. 8, 1860. 8 pp. First edition of this unrecorded offprint on Darwin's theory of how instincts are neither endowed nor learned, but a result of "accidental natural selection." Rowell states that Darwin fails to sufficiently support his case, and "actually his examples of the cuckoo and the bee sting demonstrate the wisdom of the Creator." Interestingly enough, the author unwittingly offers further evidence in support of Darwin's theory. Provenance: This copy of the Origin was presented to Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), best known for his works on the natural history of Ceylon, by George Augustus Rowell (1804-1892), underkeeper of the Ashmolean and of the Oxford University Museum. The Rowell letter notes that he became despondent about his scientific work and burned all his manuscripts, papers and apparatus. He eventually changed his mind, and in 1862 published a second edition of his pamphlet on pain. A slip bound in at the end by Sir Charles Langham, Baronet of Tempo Manor notes that Leonard Darwin had signed the book while visiting him, and that in 1946, the book was appraised at £ 20. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; Freeman, 373; Printing & the Mind of Man, 344b.

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         Malta - Louis Lebreton, 1859.

      BEAUTIFUL AND RARE VIEW OF MALTA?Malte - Vue prise de la mer / Malta - Vista tomada del Mar.? View of the Grand Harbour of Malta by Louis Lebreton, colour lithograph with additions by a later hand, published as part of the Ports de Mer d?Europe in 1859 by L. Turgis in Paris. Size (view): 31,5 x 48 cmFrom 1814 (until 1964) Malta was an important part of the British Empire, a strategic stronghold in the region and a stepping stone for Britain?s expansion to the East. It was turned into the main base for the Royal Navy?s Mediterranean Fleet, and allowed the entire fleet to be safely moored there.On this lively view British merchant ships lie amidst local boats transporting goods to and from the Maltese islands. The British have steam powered sailing vessels, screw-propelled, that had come into use in the 1840s. The industrial revolution has created smoky, dangerous transitional boats that ultimately became all steam and built of steel.As a surgeon in the French navy, Louis Lebreton (1818-1866) embarked on long seafaring expeditions, including Jules Dumont d?Urville?s expedition to Antarctica aboard the Astrolabe. This gave Lebreton the opportunity to bring back drawings and watercolours depicting landscapes discovered. He exhibited in the Salon de Paris from 1841 to 1848. From 1847 he devoted himself exclusively to depicting marine subjects.Price: ?1.250,-.

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         CONCOURS ANIMAUX REPRODUCTEURS 1858 127 Planches Bovins Ovins Porcins

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1859 - Exceptionnel ensemble de lithographies dessinées d'après le daguérréotype CONCOURS D'ANIMAUX REPRODUCTEURS , D'INSTRUMENTS , MACHINES , USTENSILES OU APPAREILS A L'USAGE DE L'INDUSTRIE AGRICOLE TENUS A AVIGNON , BLOIS , CAHORS , CHAUMONT , ST BRIEUC , ALENCON , MACON , MONT DE MARSAN , NIORT et VERSAILLES Imprimerie Impériale , 1859 Fort volume broché (28 x 18 cms) , 535 pages + Planches Rousseurs sur les parties de texte , mais les litho sont restées d'une grande fraicheur. - Reunion de : - Bovins , 77 planches - Ovins , 34 planches - Espèces Porcines , 16 planches Soit 127 planches , toutes très saines , très bel état Poids : 2,100 kg LES TARIFS D'EXPEDITIONS AFFICHES PAR ABEBOOKS NE SONT PAS FORCEMENT LES BONS. N'HESITEZ PAS A ME CONTACTER POUR AVOIR UN DEVIS PRECIS CONCERNANT LES ENVOIS (Y COMPRIS A L'INTERNATIONAL). I SPEAK ENGLISH IF ANY QUESTIONS [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA,

      - from January to December, 1859, inclusive. Vol. IV. Edited for the Council of the Institute by John Macadam, M.D., Hon. Sec. Pp. viii+210+lxxxviii(Proceedings, Annual report, Lists of Institutions and Members, etc.)+iv+80+8(appendices)+14(contents)+14(laws), 18 plates (8 folding, 11 coloured or tinted including one printed in dull gilt, a few with [later/] tissue guards), occasional text figures, 2 folding maps, tables (some full page), printed slip (\i Note to Paper on Donati's Comet ) tipped-in before p. 13; purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards decorated in blind, the spine faded to brown, boards slightly flecked and rubbed, edges lightly faded, the cloth a trifle frayed at head and foot of spine; yellow endpapers, binder's ticket (Detmold) at head of upper pastedown, the text block slightly browned, hinges starting at several points, with stab holes occasionally visible, a couple of tiny edge chips, two of the folding plates loose, a few marginal damp stains, scattered light foxing, soiling and offsetting; Mason & Firth, Melbourne, 1860. First edition. *Loosely inserted is a folded photocopy of handwritten minutes of a \i Special Meeting of the Royal Society of Victoria held August 18th, 1860 . Contributions include: \i Notes on the plants collected during Mr. John Macdouall Stuart's recent Expedition into the North-west interior of South Australia , by Dr. Ferdinand [von] Mueller; \i Notes of a recent personal visit to the unoccupied Northern District of Queensland , by William Lockhart Morton; three articles by P. Nisser, two by Ludwig Becker (\i Observations on Donati's Comet . and \i Notes on an Australian Bat ) and \i Some interesting facts founded on Barometrical Observations , by A. C. Gregory. The final plate, printed on pale blue paper stock, is a facsimile of a letter from Ludwig Leichhardt to a Mr Marsh [?], dated 12 August [1844], written the night before the explorer's departure for Moreton Bay. John Macadam (1827-1865) was a Scottish analytical chemist, medical practitioner and politician, who arrived in Melbourne in 1855. He was elected a member of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria later that year, and from 1857to 1859 he was honorary secretary, editing the Transactions from 1855 to 1860. When the Institute became the Royal Society of Victoria he was appointed honorary secretary and in 1863 he was elected vice-president. Macadam was also secretary of the Exploration Committee of the Burke and Wills expedition. He became a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, and was Postmaster-General of Victoria in 1861.The genus Macadamia (Macadamia nut) was named after him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Frédéric JACQUE (1859-1931) fond d'atelier 39 dessins et 53 gravures

      - Frédéric JACQUE (1859-1931) fond d'atelier 39 dessins et 53 gravures

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         Geschichte der Haupt - und Residenzstadt Dresden von der frühesten bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit. 2 Bde.

      Rudolf Kuntze 1859 / 1862, Dresden - 8°, 655 / 996 S., mit insges., 24 der teils seltenen Veduten u. Ereignisansichten in Lithographie zum Teil mit Tonplatte und der großen ausklappbaren Ansicht der Elbbrücke. Hellbraune Lwd., der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, auf Titelblatt und auf den Rückseiten der Ansichten Namensstempel, insgesamt sehr wohlerhaltene Exemplare. 11 / Regal oben Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Recueil de factums d'Antoine Furetière de l'Académie Françoise contre quelqu-uns de cette Académie

      - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition disegnata poche posto sulla introduzione e note storiche e le recensioni di C. Asselineau. Attacchi metà marocco nero con angoli, torna con cinque nervi, copertine conservate, teste dorate. Copie Belle gratuitamente foxing margini grandi e piacevolmente stabiliti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale tirée petit nombre sur vergé de l'introduction et des notes historiques et critiques par Charles Asselineau. Reliures en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, couvertures conservées, têtes dorées. Beaux exemplaires à grandes marges exempts de rousseurs et agréablement établis.

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         A Tale Of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. First Issue Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)

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         A Tale of Two Cities

      First Edition. 8vo., later full red crushed Morocco by Bayntun's of Bath (signed Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng. on the front free endpaper,) with double gilt rules on upper and lower boards, spine in six compartments ruled in gilt and with corner ornaments in gilt, author and title lettered in gilt on green and panels respectively, t.e.g. London, Chapman and Hall. 

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         Sammlung von 12 Sonderdrucken aus den Jahren 1859 bis 1871.

      Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. - St.-Petersburg, 1859-1871 , Folio, (2), 338 pp., mit 29 lith. Tafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, 12 orig. Broschuren. Seltene Erstdrucke: 1.: Beiträge zur Anatomie des Keilbeines und Schläfenbeines. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 1/ 3. - St.-Petersburg, 1859, 2, (2), 13, (3) pp., 1 lith. Taf., orig. Broschur.2.: Menschliches Analogon der thierischen Vagina nervi trigemini ossea am Felsenbeine. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 1/ 4. - St.-Petersburg, 1859, 2, 16 pp., 1 lith. Taf., orig. Broschur.3.: Über den seitlichen Hermaphoditismus eines 22-jährigen Menschen. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 1/13. - St.-Petersburg, 1856, 2, 28 pp., 3 lith. Taf. mit 7 Abb., OBrosch im oberen unbedruckten Rand zarter Wasserfleck.4.: Missbildungen. Erste Sammlung. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 2/ 2. - St.-Petersburg, 1858, 2, (4), 80 pp., 8 lith. Tafeln, OBrosch. Anomalien bei Finger- und Zehen-Ueberzahl (pp.1-9) Proencephalus mit Defecte (pp.10-14) Aortenwurzel und Lungenarterie ein gemeinschaftlicher Stamm. - Communication der Herzkammern durch ein Foramen anomalum in dem dem Conus arteriosus entsprechenden Theile des Septum ventriculorum bei einem an Cyanose verstorbenen Jünglinge (pp.14-20) Herz mit Defect seines Septum ventriculorum. - Fortsetzung der Arteria pulmonalis communis nach Abgabe beider Arteriae pulmonales und beider Arteriae subclaviae als Aorta descendens. - Theilung der Aorta ascendens in beide Arteriae carotides allein. - Duplicität der Vena cava superior und Vena azygos (pp.21-25) Kanalartige Spalte im Septum ventriculorum des Herzens über seiner Spitze bei einem an Cyanose verstorbenen 36jährigen Manne (pp.25-27) Fälle einseitigen Nierenmangels bei Erwachsenen (pp.28-31) Fälle tiefer Lage der rechten Niere bei Erwachsenen (pp.31-33) Fälle von Thoracogastrodidymus: I. Fall. Mit einem kegelförmigen Höcker zwischen beiden Hälsen, einem After (pp.33-45) II. Fall. Ohne Höcker zwischen beiden Hälsen, aber mit einer doppelten Geschlechtsöffnung und einem doppelten After (pp.45-74).5.: Über den Musculus epitrochleo-anconeus des Menschen und der Säugethiere. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 10/ 5. - St.-Petersburg, 1866, 2, (2), 26 pp., 3 lith. Taf. mit 16 Abb., orig. Broschur.6.: Monographie der Bursae mucosae cupitales. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 10/ 7. - St.-Petersburg, 1866, 2, (2), 20 pp., 3 lith. Taf. mit 11 Abb., orig. Broschur.7.: Über die männliche Brustdrüse und über die Gynaecomastie. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 10/10. - St.-Petersburg, 1866, 2, (2), 32 pp., 1 lith. Taf., orig. Broschur.8.: Über das Spatium intraaponeuroticum suprasternale und dessen Sacci retro-sternocleidomastoidei. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 11/11. - St.-Petersburg, 1867, 2, (2), 11, (1) pp., 2 lith. Tafeln, orig. Broschur.9.: Über die Varietäten des Musculus palmaris longus. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 11/14. - St.-Petersburg, 1868, 2, (2), 26 pp., 3 lith. Taf. mit 10 Abb., orig. Broschur.10.: Über den Musculus anconeus V. des Menschen, mit vergleichend -anatomischen Bemerkungen. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 16/ 1. - St.-Petersburg, 1870, 2, (2), 17, (1) pp., 1 lith. Tafel, orig. Broschur.11.: Über das erste Intermetatarsalgelenk des Menschen, mit vergleichend-anatomischen Bemerkungen. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 17/ 4. - St.-Petersburg, 1870, 2, (2), 19, (1) pp., 2 lith. Tafel mit 33 Abb., orig. Broschur.12.: Über einen neuen secundären Tarsalknochen - Calacaneus secundarius - , mit Bemerkungen über den Tarsus überhaupt. Mém. Acad. Scien. St.Pétersb. VII, 17/ 6. - St.-Petersburg, 1871, 2, (2), 22 pp., 1 lith. Tafel mit 23 Abb., orig. Broschur.Wenzel Gruber, "in St. Petersburg, wurde 24. Dez. 1814 in Krukanitz in Deutsch-Böhmen geboren, erhielt seine erste Erziehung im geistlichen Stifte Tepl bei Marienbad, machte seine Gymnasial- und Universitätsstudien in Prag, wurde, um sogleich die Stelle als Prosector antreten zu können, zuerst (1842) zum Dr. chir. und später (1844) zum Dr. med. promovirt. Er war Prosector für normale Anatomie an der Prager Universität von 1842-1847, vorzugsweise unter HYRTL, zuletzt unter BOCHDALEK. Trotz aller Berechtigung konnte er in seinem Vaterlande eine Professur nicht erreichen und so nahm er 1846 eine durch Vermittlung von PIROGOFF an ihn ergangene Berufung an die unter des Letzteren Leitung stehende medicinische Akademie in St. Petersburg als erster Prosector für normale praktische und pathologische Anatomie mit der Bedingung an, nach Verlauf von 3 Jahren zugleich das Lehramt der descriptiven Anatomie zu erhalten. Er trat seine Stelle in St. Petersburg 1847 an, musste sein Fach unter unerhörten Hindernissen betreiben und hatte, da ihm die erwähnte Bedingung nebst anderen, in Folge von Intrigen, nicht gehalten wurde, einen Kampf zu bestehen, in dem er sich allgemeine Achtung erwarb. Als nach dem Austritte von PlROGOFF aus der Akademie eine eigene Lehrkanzel für pathologische Anatomie creirt worden war, erhielt er, von 1855 an, die Direction der praktischen Anatomie, die er bis jetzt, also 30 Jahre lang geführt hat. Erst 1858 jedoch wurde er zum ordentlichen Professor des Faches ernannt. Nach zurückgelegter 25jähriger Dienstzeit wurde er 1872, 1877 und 1882 immer auf 6 Jahre wieder gewählt und erhielt bei seinem 35jährigen Jubiläum (1832) Ovationen, wie solche nicht leicht einem Russen, nie einem Ausländer zu Theil geworden sind. Bei der Errichtung des neuen anatomisch-physiologischen Institutes nahm er einen wesentlichen Antheil auch gründete er ein besonderes reichhaltiges Museum. Er war einer der erfahrensten und thätigsten Anatomen und hat im Verlaufe von 41 Jahren gegen 500 anatomische Arbeiten, die sich auf Untersuchung von Massen-Material stützen, veröffentlicht. Die Titel der von 1844-1884 erschienenen Schriften sind in einer besonderen Broschüre: "Verzeichniss der von 1844-1884 veröffentlichten Schriftenn (St. Petersburg 1884, 4.) enthalten. Seine verschiedenen Abhandlungen und Schriften betreffen zwar vorzugsweise die menschliche und vergleichende Anatomie und aus ersterer vielfach die in derselben vorkommenden Varietäten indessen auch die pathologische Anatomie, wie seine über Arbeiten Monstra und Missbildungen, Hermaphroditismus, Gynäcomastie u.s.w. beweisen, ist von ihm nicht unberücksichtigt gelassen worden. Erlag einem Schlaganfall." Red. Hirsch-H. II, p.871

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        Canzonette popolari. Raccolta di 10 fogli volanti di canzonette popolari di argomento militare.

      Canzonette popolari. Raccolta di 10 fogli volanti di canzonette popolari di argomento militare. I fogli sono stati applicati (solo gli angoli) su album di cartoncini bianchi cuciti alla rustica: La gran fratellanza estesa ... Lombardo-Piemontese .... di Giovanni de Toma. Si vendono dal Libraio Giuseppe Cioffi, (1859). L'addio del Generale Giuseppe Garibaldi agli Italiani. Giuseppe Alfeiri. Milano, Tip. Ranzini, 1886. Fucilazione del Soldato Misdea avvenuto a Napoli il 21 Giugno 1884. Firenze, Salani, 1884. Gli Italiani in Africa. Raffaello Poggiali. Firenze, Salani, 1885. La partenza di un giovane che va a militare lasciando con dolore la sua fedele amante. Milano, Ranzini, 1887. Il Re è morto, versi di un italiano. Firenze, Tipografia Ducci, 1900. Gl'imboscati al fronte. Foligno, Tip. Campi s.d. La risposta agl'imboscati. Foligno, Campi, s.d. La vita del soldato. Firenze, Salani, 1890. La morte di Bruno e Costante Garibaldi. Composizione di Pilade Soldaini. Firenze, Tip. Bernardi. Axs

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