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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Author's American Edition

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 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.

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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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        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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        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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        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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      - Edinburgh 1859, Blackwood. Second Edition. Green cloth, very good, 210p., + adverts, very clean copy, 12.5 x 29.5 cm., tight, solid copy. QUITE S C A R C E This early primary source covers the voyage from China to Japan. * Beginning with life in China as a foreigner, the problems of navigation with imperfect information, some American pretensions, Miaco Sima, Gotto Island, Firando, Kiu-Siu, the Japanese scenery, approach to Nangasaki [sic for Nagasaki] batteries, the Japanese government boats, Papenberg, espionage, Decima [sic for Dejima], artillery at Nagasaki, visit to the port. * Comments on Japanese: women, children, clothing, Dutch & Russian bazaar, Japanese shop keepers, manufactures, clocks, intelligence & energy of the people, their enterprise, nude women's open air baths, Simabarra [sic for Shimabara], Japanese pirates. * The Portuguese in Japan, persecution of the Japanese Christians, whales, earthquake at Shimoda, beauty of Shimoda and Mr. Harris & Mr. Heuskin at the American Consul. Japanese treaty with America. * Visit to Yedo, native boats, career of Will Adams, gardens &c. * A wonderful early primary resource faithfully recording an early Japan, before large numbers of foreigners came. * In December 1859 the "Furious," a paddle-wheel frigate, was chosen to convey Lord Elgin to Shanghai and eventually to Yedo with Osborne in charge. A treaty was signed which opened up Japan to Western trade. * REFERENCES: H. Cordier: JAPONICA 541. ***

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        An extensive collection of 21 reports and other papers.

      Truro Heard and Sons Boscawen Street. - 1868 1859 - All 8vo. (or folded to 8vo.), various paginations, all complete including 14 plates (5 folding), 2 whole-page illustrations, and occasional text figures, from the contemporary library of Clement Le Neve Foster F.R.S.> with his ownership signature on front pastedown and with the later rubber stamps of the Le Neve Foster library at the Royal School of Mines.> The reports bound together at the time in a single 8vo. volume in morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered. In very good state of preservation. A complete set of 21 reports and related papers from the first decade of the life of this Miners' Association. The Miners' Association was founded in 1858 by Robert Hunt F.R.S. and the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. It was formed to create a body that would discuss, develop, address the needs and represent the hard rock mining industry in the south-west of England. Within the first year of existence the Association adopted the title of The Miners' Association of Cornwall and Devon in order also to represent the same industry in Devon. Within the first year of the Association's existence it set about trying to address the need for improved skills and education within the mining community. among the notable members of the Association in its formative years were Dr. Clement Le Neve Foster (Assistant Secretary), Joseph Henry Collins (Lecturer and Assistant Secretary from 1868), and Robert Hunt F.R.S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The West Indies and the Spanish Main.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1859 - Octavo (21 x 12.5cm), iv, 395pp., Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece map. Contemporary green hard-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges Fine example, pleasantly bound, of the first edition of this account of Jamaica in 1860. Sadleir 9. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TWO JOURNEYS TO JAPAN 1856-7.

      - London 1859, Newby. Green blind stamped cloth, gold decorat- ions, 2 vols., 340+300p.,2 hand-colored frontispieces,in all 8 hand colored illustrations by author, very clean & sharp copy, original publisher's cloth. VERY RARE ! FIRST EDITION Rare primary account of a British sloop of war. On their second voyage they were allowed ashore in Japan. A most detailed primary account of Shimoda, what they saw, who they met, and their impressions of the people and land. He and a few other passengers stayed about two weeks in Shimoda. Afterwards the crew and passengers visited Hokkaido, Nagasaki and Okinawa. At each place the crew and passengers left the ship to explore the cities, their people, culture and customs. Excellent essays cover the multitude of unusual things observed and recorded in this work. Both the Japanese and the "foreigners" were equally curious and impressed with each other. Reactions were similar and a lot of fun was had by all ! * Such copious and detailed accounts of this early period are very sparse and few found. An excellent primary resource. ALWAYS RARE ! *** THE EIGHT HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES: See images of these posted to our website. . The author drew and hand-colored the eight plates in this fascinating work. All plates are present and accounted for per the list of binding directions below. . All illustrations are lithographs, some are hand-colored, all drawn by the author who was a decent artist. . Vol. 1: Volume 1 has a "Directions to the binder for placing the illustrations, and a list with page numbers. There are two errors in that list. First Governor of Hakodadi [sic Hakodate] is not at page 166 per the list, but at page 165. Second, the Japanese Funereal Procession is not in volume 1, but in volume two at page 252. . a. A SCENE OFF SIMODA [sic Shimoda]. This dramatic view shows a group of three large sea-going Japanese junks in the ocean. . b. A STREET IN SIMODA [sic Shimoda]. This shows the main street with building lining both sides, with a group of horses carrying cargo, while a group of people look on, a dog and a small child who is in the wooden bathtub. . c. THE GOVERNOR OF HAKODADI [sic Hakodate] & SUITE WHILE WITNESSING THE WRESTLING MATCH. This shows a nice posed portrait of the governor in his Hakama & Haori [formal dress consisting of a Jacket and pants], with two retainers and a guard behind them. A stunning work ! . d. THEATRICALS AT NAGASAKI. This shows a lively scene of three Japanese wearing performing costumes. The first in red with a drum looks like an ogre, second in white is a dog or wolf, the third is a kind of Foo-dog in green face & cape, beating a large drum. . Vol. 2: a. Frontispiece: MY NAGASAKI FRIENDS. This most likely shows the Shogun of Choshu or Satsuma and his consort in elaborate official court Kimono . b. A BUDDHIST TEMPLE AT NAGASAKI. This shows the large temple and associated buildings. . c. JAPANESE FUNERAL PROCESSION NAGASAKI. This shows a procession of musicians leading the way, followed by a palanquin carried by four carriers, followed by a large group of mourners *** WHO WAS THE AUTHOR: Kinahan Cornwallis [born 1839; died 1917] was a British civil servant, poet, writer, world traveler, and Lawyer. . Kinahan Cornwallis was born in London, and attended school in Liverpool. He studied for the ministry and medicine before entering the British Colonial Civil Service. While in the civil service, Cornwallis spent two years in Melbourne, Australia. He also traveled over the years to the Philippines, Singapore, Ceylon, Egypt, Japan, Africa, South America, Canada, and the United States. . In 1860, Cornwallis joined the staff of the New York Herald. He worked for the Herald for about nine years. After leaving the Herald, Cornwallis became editor and owner of the Knickerbocker Magazine and the Albion. In 1886, he assumed control of the Wall Street Daily Investigator. During this time, Cornwallis was also engaged in the practice of law. . He was the author of seve

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        The English Cookery Book: Uniting A Good Style with Economy, and Adapted to all persons in Every Clime; Containing many Unpublished Receipts in Daily Use by Private Families, Collected by a Committee of Ladies, and Edited by J.H. Walsh

      London: G. Routledge & Co, 1859. Small octavo, 375 pages. Second printing of this collection, drawn in great part from the editor's earlier work, Domestic Economy (1857). Compiled from the home recipe collections of the contributors. Internally near fine, in very good gold stamped green cloth boards, with one-half red calf spine, titled and decorated in gilt, and with five raised bands. The spine has been professionally and attractively rebacked, and a fragment of the original spine pasted in to the rear paste down. Quite attractive overall.

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        [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!

      Part Ist. The Grove Farm, at Farnborough ... The Emigrant. Part 2 Mr Merton's Cottage. Part 3. The Log Hut in Australia ... Tom Robinson, a Ticket-of-Leave man ... Black Jem and Red Ned, Bushrangers ... The Inundation in the Wilds of Australia and the Discovery of Gold ... Part 4. Bar Parlour, at the King's Head, Newborough ... The Return. The Robbery and Restitution. Playbill, single sheet (740 x 245 mm), lithograph printed on thin paper, advertising a performance at the Queen's Theatre, Hull, on Tuesday, September 20th, 1859, horizontal fold across centre, in fine condition. The English dramatist and novelist Charles Reade wrote several successful plays in the 1850s. Never too late to mend (1856) was his first novel, and was based on his play Gold (1853), which was set on the Australian goldfields. Never too late to mend is an attack on the harsh and abusive English prison system. This playbill is for an early dramatic adaptation of Reade's novel. The National Library of Australia holds a copy of a playbill for a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, on Thursday, November 3, 1859 - a mere two weeks after this performance at Hull's Queen's Theatre. Two playbills from much later productions are also held in Australian collections: the State Library of Victoria holds a playbill from a production at the Adelphi Theatre, London (1881); and the National Library of Australia holds a playbill from a production at the Theatre Royal and Opera House, Brighton (1883).

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        Episodios de la guerra de Africa

      First edition, the best artistic and visual record of the Spanish-Moroccan War of 1859, a.k.a. the War of Africa; the armed conflict (1859-1860) began as a boundary issue in the Spanish city of Ceuta, and ended up being fought in the north of Morocco against the Sultan´s army, coming to an end with the Spanish victory at Tetuan and Morocco´s sue for peace, one of the single most significant victories obtained by the Spanish armed forces in the 19th century. During the conflict, the siege and bombing of Tetuan was arguably the most significant event. The plates represent a striking visual record of the battles, skirmishes, military camps, naval engagements, the battle of Vad-Ras, the entry of the Spanish troops to Tetuan, Overall the album is the effort of several artists and lithographers, amongst them Mugica, Urrabieta, Zarza, Villegas (the most romantic ones), and Blanco; the lithography is due mostly to Donon, however several were made by Gonzalez. The album is astonishingly rare: only two copies are recorded in Worldcat, one in the United States (Brown University, with 24 plates) and one in Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España, with 21 plates). The collation of this album comprises the title page in two states -instead of one- and 28 -instead of 24 or 21- full-page plates. Palau 80213 (collating only 24 plates).

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        Ceylon An Account Of the Island Physical, Historical, And Topographical With Notices Of Its Natural History, Antiquities And Productions. The original cloth in excellent condition.

      Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, London 1859 - Two substantial octavo volumes bound in the original green cloth with fine gilt blockwork of an elephant in the forest on the upper covers. There is slight marking and some corners are a little bruised but the cloth is exceptional. Internally, there is sporadic light foxing and a little glue has been off-set from a previous owner's bookplate onto the original brick-red leading endpapers; one gathering in the first volume stands a little proud. xxxvi, 619; publisher's catalogue 24pp.; xvi, 660pp. Complete with all maps, charts, plans and wood-engravings. Tennent produced the most exhaustive work on Ceylon of the nineteenth century and his knowledge of elephants was considerable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To China and back: being a diary kept out and home.

      London Published for the Author and to be had from Chapman & Hall n.d 1859 - Second [?] edition. Enlarged. 8vo., iv, 72 pp., 16 pages at end, Inscribed presentation copy original pictorial wrappers printed in red and blue, ads to inside covers, lighlty soiled, an excellent example. Inscribed to the eminent China explorer, Robert Fortune. This edition contains an appendix not present in the first edition, which has a section called Tea Leaves (in fact random recollections of the journey) which would no doubt have amused Robert Fortune, who travelled extensively in, and wrote about, the tea regions of India and China. Albert Smith was well known for his amusing lectures at the Egyptian Hall, the most famous of which were those on Mont Blanc. Smith died in 1860 and this rare publication was his last. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Landschaft mit Titisee im Schwarzwald. Signiert links unten mit "H.Hofmann".

      Format: 55 x 64 cm. Gerahmt in zeitgenössischem vergoldetem Stuckrahmen. *Das beliebte Motiv des Titisee aus halber Höhe mit Bergen im Hintergrund. Der Kunstmaler Heinrich Hoffmann (geb. 30. August 1859 in Cassel gest. 23. Januar 1933 in Heidelberg) signierte sowohl mit "H.Hoffmann" als auch mit "H.Hofmann". - Hoffmann begann seine künstlerische Ausbildung als Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie. Dort studierte er Bildhauerei und Malerei, ab Oktober 1880 studierte er an der Berliner Kunstakademie bei den Professoren Otto Knille und Fritz Schaper. Darüber hinaus war er Mitglied der deutschen Malerkolonie Willingshausen in der Schwalm. Nach Abschluß seiner Ausbildung 1888 zog er nach Heidelberg, wo er Aquarelle, Ölgemälde und Zeichnungen Heidelberger Landschaften und Gebäude anfertigte sowie zahlreiche Schwarzwaldlandschaften. Eine große Zahl seiner Schwarzwaldmotive wurden um 1920 auf Ansichtkarten gedruckt, wodurch er seinerzeit einen großen Bekanntheitsgrad erreichte. - Thieme-Becker 17, S. 261. - Gut erhalten.

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        Personal Narrative of Military Travel and Adventure in Turkey and Persia comprising a brief sketch of the chequered life of the author

      First edition. Small 8vo. Original rust blind-stamped & gilt cloth, signature clipped from top edge of half-title, else fine. xvi, 303pp. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black,

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        Historia de Belgrano

      Imprenta de Mayo, Buenos Aires 1859 - "Primera edición de la Historia de Belgrano por Mitre".En 8º.Encuadernación original en medio cuero, con nervios, escudo boliviano dorado en ambos planos. 2 tomos. Borde superior de la portada reemplazado. Primera edición independiente de esta obra fundamental para el estudio de la Historia Argentina. 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miréio pouémo prouvençau. (Avec la traduction littérale en regard).

      Avignon, J. Roumanille, 1859, plein maroquin XXe, dos orné, dentelle dorée intérieure, tête dorée (Albert Guetant), plat sup. de la couv. cons. (roussi). -Rousseurs claires éparses. -Les 18 derniers feuillets ont été remontés. - in-8 de (4)-515-(1) pp. ; Edition originale.Précieux exemplaire, dans lequel on a relié en tête 4 ff. manuscrits du Félibre et érudit, Adolphe Michel, de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.Les deux documents manuscrits (une lettre et une note) sont d'un grand intérêt pour l'histoire de la renommée naissante de Frédéric Mistral. La lettre datée du 11 mars 1859, est adressée à Henri d'Audigier, chroniqueur au journal La Patrie.Adolphe Michel est un Félibre dont on a dit "[qu'il] fut,[.] par sa maîtrise, son énergie et son entrain, l'âme de la Félibrée". (Revue du Félibrige, cité par René Jouveau, in Histoire du Félibrige). Il est aussi l'auteur du premier livret d'opéra tiré du Miréio de Mistral, avant Carré.Henri d'Audigier (1828-1872), d'une ancienne famille de Bourg-Saint-Andéol, ancien élève de l'École Normale, journaliste, professeur, influent critique littéraire du journal La Patrie, publia l'un des premiers articles sur Mireille et ce, avant Lamartine.Dans sa lettre, datée du 11 mars 1859, Adolphe Michel sollicite de Henri d'Audigier l'insertion dans le journal La Patrie d'un article qu'il a rédigé à la louange de l'œuvre de Frédéric Mistral : c'est le contenu de la note manuscrite, datée, elle, du 10 mars 1859.La critique de d'Audigier dans La Patrie ne parut que le 16 mars 1859. On peut légitimement supposer que celle-ci fut, au moins pour partie, la conséquence du courrier d'Adolphe Michel.

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        The Platonic Dialogues.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.,, 1859-60-61. For English readers. 3 volumes, octavo. Original pebbled red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards with embossed image of Socrates in gilt and decorative frame stamped in blind, grey endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, binder's tickets to rear pastedown of vols. I and III, a few light pencil annotations throughout. Spines sunned and rolled, a few splits to joints of vol. I spine, wear to extremities, hinges slightly cracked, some small tears and a little creasing to edges, fore edge of vol. III U2-U3 a little trimmed, a good set. First edition of this important set of translations of Plato by Cambridge polymath William Whewell. At the time of his death Whewell (1794-1866) was recognised across Europe as the leading authority on the history of science, and he had published several important works on philosophy, mathematics, cosmology, and ethics. "He combined this study of the physical sciences with publications on education, moral philosophy, and other subjects in a manner that astonished his contemporaries. He did this at a time when intellectual activity was becoming more specialized - a phenomenon that Whewell recognized in his own philosophy of knowledge. Today we are able to see that his achievement was one of the last of its kind" (ODNB).

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        The Platonic Dialogues. For English readers.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1859-60-61 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original pebbled red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards with embossed image of Socrates in gilt and decorative frame stamped in blind, grey endpapers. Spines sunned and rolled, a few splits to joints of vol. I spine, wear to extremities, hinges slightly cracked, some small tears and a little creasing to edges, fore edge of vol. III U2-U3 a little trimmed, a good set. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, binder's tickets to rear pastedown of vols. I and III, a few light pencil annotations throughout. First edition of this important set of translations of Plato by Cambridge polymath William Whewell. At the time of his death Whewell (1794-1866) was recognised across Europe as the leading authority on the history of science, and he had published several important works on philosophy, mathematics, cosmology, and ethics. "He combined this study of the physical sciences with publications on education, moral philosophy, and other subjects in a manner that astonished his contemporaries. He did this at a time when intellectual activity was becoming more specialized - a phenomenon that Whewell recognized in his own philosophy of knowledge. Today we are able to see that his achievement was one of the last of its kind" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Zamarski-Dittmarsch e Co., Vienna. Litografia di dimensioni 16,5x25 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Veduta di Calliano, luogo strategico che fu teatro di numerose battaglie (la più nota nel 1487 vide sconfitto dai trentini il veneto Roberto di Sanseverino). La veduta si trova probabilmente in "Zur Erinnerung an die Eröffnung der Eisenbahnstrecke von Verona nach Bozen im Jahre 1859", volume che celebra l'inaugurazione della linea ferroviaria tra Verona e Bolzano. Sullo sfondo a sx. si nota a fatica il treno. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Brunamaria Dal Lago Veneri e Arnaldo Loner, scheda n. 98.

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        Trento e suoi contorni: guida del viaggiatore.

      Seiser, Trento, 1859. 139, [3] p., [15] c. di tav. (2 ripieg.), [1] c. topogr. ripieg., 16 cm, cart. coevo con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare discreto, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, gora d'acqua che interessa tutta la pubblicazione, ex libris, piccoli difetti al dorso. Famosa e rinomata opera che contiene quindici stupende litografie di Basilio Armani di cui due di grande formato e più volte ripiegate. In antiporta pianta della città, segue il panorama della città con la veduta della nuova ferrovia da poco realizzata con parte dei lavori ancora in atto, veduta del Duomo animata, S. Maria, il Castello del Buonconsiglio, palazzo Tabarelli, palazzo Galasso, S. Apollinare, il convento dei Francescani, Fontanasanta, il ponte Ludovico, il lago di Caldonazzo, Castel Toblino, ecc. Legatura coeva.

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        Unpunished Cruelties of the High Seas A Letter to Samuel Whitbread Esq MP by A Liverpool Merchant

      First Edition. 8vo (185 x 115mm). 15pp. A very good copy. Green pebbled cloth, covers and spine lettered in gilt (a little rubbed at the edges). London: James Ridgway,

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        A Journal kept in Turkey and Greece in the Autumn of 1857 and the Beginning of 1858.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859. 8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xiv + 372 + [4, advertisements], 22, advertisements; 2 double-page maps, 2 colour lithographs with hand-colouring; binding a little marked and, apart from very light toning, a good, clean copy in the rarely seen publisher's binding. First edition of a scarce title.. Senior, an eminent economist, held the first chair of political economy at Oxford (1825). His stay in Therapia, the Troad, Smyrna and Athens during 1857 and 1858 allowed him to assess the political affairs of Turkey and Greece: 'We have had to take part in them, we may have to do so again, and every one must be anxious that our conduct should be governed by as much knowledge as can be obtained' (Preface). A very insightful book about social and economic developments on the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean, including observations on the situation of the Jews. This is Senior's last book to be published during his lifetime. Atabey 1120. Blackmer 1525.

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      - London 1859, Smith. Red pictorial cloth, gold stamped, all edge gilt, 414p., 10 litho plates, 5 maps, some folding,very solid, bright copy, a bit of foxing, else clean, 14 x 22 cm. complete as issued, original cloth. FIRST & ONLY EDITION The author traveled by ship to the Far East during a crucial time in the years 1854, 1855 and 1856 to various parts of the coast of China, since the opening of Japan. He went to do commerce. He traveled in and around the possessions of Russia, the River Amoor, Siberia and Tartary, Japan Islands, Kamtschatka and adjacent areas. An excellent early primary source based on the author's journals and diaries. * Fascinating reading, with excellent maps and charts, complete as issued. The frontispiece is a tinted lithograph. Useful detailed descriptions of China and Japan written just after the opening Japan. Experiences on the H.M.S. Barracouta a paddle sloop, of the Royal Navy. Tronson was the surgeon. The H.M.S. Barracouta participated during the Second Opium War in 1856. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: Japonica 543 * H. Cordier: Cordier, Sinica, III, col. 2124 1859 * TAYLOR, Louise M. comp.:CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE. p.45. *

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      - Edinburgh [1859], Blackwood. FIRST EDITION. Original blue blind-stamped cloth, 2 vols., 492+496p., 20 colored chromo- lithograhs, 50 woodcuts, 5 folding maps, spine vol.1 head & tail wear,vol.2. spine head/tail damaged, should be rebound. A major primary resource and a famous book by a British diplomat. The primary account of British incursion into China and the hostilities at Canton, special mission, arrival at Singapore & Johore, arrival at Hong Kong, trip up the Canton river. * The condition of India, residence at Hong Kong, trip up the river Macao, voyage to Philippines. Lawless proceedings in the Canton river, bombardment, Peking, diplomacy, Amoy, arrival at Shanghai, Soo-chow. Imperial grand canal, his residence at Shanghai, departure for Ningpo, joss-house. The Roman Catholic mission, British graveyard, John Bowring's visit to Peiho. Insolence of the mob at Keying. Forcible entry to Tientsin and hostile crowds. * Duplicity of Commissioners, arrival of the Emperor's assent. First view of Japan, Deshima, Nagasaki, persecution of Christians, invasion of Corea, visit of American Consul. Shimoda, Japanese woman, British mission, art wares, ingenuity, life & culture. Return to Shanghai, opium, up the Yangtse, bombardment of forts, tea producing districts, landing at Nanking, rebel theology, the secret edict, Peking gazette decree, military promenades at Shanghai. Chinese prostitutes, characteristics &c. *** REFEREMCES: DNB: "In 1857 Oliphant became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China. He went with Elgin to Calcutta when the outbreak of the mutiny made it necessary to change the destination of the Chinese force. He then accompanied Elgin to Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin." * H. Cordier: SINICA 2376 * H. Cordier: JAPONICA p.546-7 #1735 * TAYLOR, Louise M. comp. CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE: p.239. *

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

      Zweite, neu durchgesehene Auflage. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1859, 8, XVIIII, (2), 444 pp., mit 144 Holzschnitten, feiner Halbledereinband der Zeit. Das Konzept der neuen wissenschaftlichen Medizin der "Cellular-Pathologie" war ursprünglich das Stenogramm einer Reihe von Vorlesungen, die Anfang 1858 vor einer Hörerschaft von Berliner praktischen Ärzten gehalten worden waren und die dazu bestimmt waren, sie mit den Grundansichten und den Entdeckungen des neuen Pathologie Professors bekanntzumachen." Ackerknecht "Während der ersten Vorlesung entwickelte Virchow seine Zellenlehre und beschrieb die Morphologie der Tierzellen, wobei er darlegte, daß die Zelle die strukturelle Grundlage aller Lebenserscheinungen und den einzig möglichen Ausgangspunkt aller biologischer Lehren darstellte. Darüber hinaus hielt er es für notwendig, die Pathologie auf histologischen Untersuchungen aufzubauen und setzte der Humoral- bzw. Solidarpathologie seiner Zeit die "Cellular-Pathologie" entgegen. Nach der Feststellung, daß "jedes Thier als eine Summe vitaler Einheiten erscheint, von denen jede den vollen Charakter des Lebens an sich trägt", wandte sich Virchow der Frage nach dem Charakter des Lebens zu. In einem später berühmt geworden Absatz erklärt er: Der Charakter und die Einheit des Lebens kann nicht an einem bestimmten Punkte einer höheren Organisation gefunden werden, z.B. im Gehirn des Menschen, sondern nur in bestimmten, constant wiederkehrenden Einrichtung, welche jedes einzelne Element an sich trägt. Daraus geht hervor, dass die Zusammensetzung eines grösseren Körpers immer auf eine Art von gesellschaftlicher Einrichtung herauskommt, eine Einrichtung socialer Art, wo eine Masse von einzelnen Existenzen auf einander angewiesen ist, aber so, dass jedes Element für sich eine besondere Thätigkeit hat, dass jedes, wenn es auch die Anregung zu einer Thätigkeit von anderen Theilen empfängt, doch die eigentliche Leistung von sich ausgehen lässt"." Mazzolini Als wichtigstes medizinisches Ergebnis seiner speziellen histologischen Forschungen betrachtete Virchow selbst den Schritt von einer vaskulären zu einer Zellulartheorie der Entzündung: "Doch die Entzündung als solche braucht weder Nerven noch Gefäße, weder Schmerzen noch Exsudation. Sie kann als einfacher nutritiver und formativer Prozeß vorkommen, der sich von anderen ähnlichen Prozessen nur durch seine Heftigkeit und Gefahr unterscheidet". -cf.Ackerknecht Die Zellular-Pathologie wurde, obgleich sie nicht leicht zu lesen ist, ein unerwarteter Publikumserfolg. Sie fand nach ihrem Autor "zahlreiche Freunde und lebhafte Feinde". Innerhalb eines Jahres wurde bereits dieses hier vorliegende Neuauflage erforderlich. Der Autor war nicht allein in seinem Verlangen nach einer Synthese gewesen, und es war ihm schließlich gelungen eine gedankliche Grundlage, auf der man sich einigen und wirken konnte, für die gesamte medizinischen Welt zu formulieren. -cf.Ackerknecht"Virchow was the greatest figure in the history of pathology. His best work 'Die Cellularpathologie' is one of the most important books in the history of medicine, and the foundation stone in cellular pathology." G/M "He set in motion the now familiar idea that the body may be regarded 'as a state in which every cell is a citizen.' Disease is a civil war, a 'conflict of citizens brought about by the action of external forces'. Singer: History of Biology. "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."-cf. Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1013 Garrison & Morton No. 2299

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        City of Lynn! Mayor's Office, Oct 4, 1859, By an Order of the City.

      1859 - 19" x 13" broadside, Lynn, MA, 1859. A Measure to Reduce Incidents of Arson in Lynn, Massachusetts [Broadside]. [Massachusetts]. Davis, Edward S., Mayor. City of Lynn! Mayor's Office, Oct. 4, 1859. By an Order of the City Council I Am Authorized and Instructed to Offer an Award of Five Hundred Dollars! Lynn, MA: Bay State Press, Central Square, October 4, 1859. 19" x 13" broadside, text below headline. Light toning, some minor chips and tear, faint show-through from early annotations in ink to verso. Item attractively glazed and framed. $650. * This notice offers a substantial reward "for the detection and conviction" of people guilty of burning or otherwise harming "any pile or parcel of wood, boards, timber or other lumber, or any fence, bars or gate, or any stack of grain, hay or other vegetable product, or any standing trees, grain, grass, or other standing product of the soil, or the soil itself." This appears to be an unrecorded imprint. No copies located on OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Humphrey's Journal Volume IX, Nos 1-24

      Humphrey's Journal. Hardcover. New York, 1859. 8vo, half morocco over marbled paper, various paginations. A scarce complete issue of this early photography periodical, complete in 24 issues with a fourteen page catalogue at rear. With the signature of Enos Crockett of East Thomaston, Maine, an early photographer in the area. Humphrey's Journal was first published in 1851 under the title The Daguerreian Journal, and then changed its name again to Humphrey's Journal of Daguerrian and Photographic Arts before becoming Humphrey's Journal. With a range of articles on the photographic process. A well preserved copy in very good minus condition with heavy foxing to endpapers and some foxing and occasional staining to contents and normal shelfwear. Generally quite sound and preserved. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1859. First Edition.

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        Class B. Correspondence with British Ministers and Agents in Foreign Countries, and with Foreign Ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From April 1, 1858, to March 31, 1859.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1859. - Folio. XVIII, 276 pp. Modern blue wrappers with cover label. Top edge gilt. British papers and correspondence with local agents on the international slave trade, including missives exchanged with the Governor of Jeddah, and further details about the possible appointment of a Pasha of Jeddah who might labour to suppress the slave trade. - Well-preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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