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        Oliver Twist;

      London - Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An exciting and very scarce little volume, containing the first dramatisation of Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist and The Cricket on the Hearth. Dickens (1812 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Each playis bound with the paper wraps in which they were originally published for French's Acting Editions. The Cricket on the Hearth is also accompanied by a delightful engraved frontispiece. Each is a first edition thus. In a Mcrrell binding. Condition: In a quarter calf binding over cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with the lightest of wear only, leather a trifle marked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly spotted throughout but otherwise clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Kellys and the O'Kellys

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo. Original linen cloth printed in black and red, complete with the 32-page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Spine darkened, covers generally rubbed, tanned and mottled, dampstain to rear cover, some loss to cloth at spine ends, joints and hinges a little frayed but holding fine, faded titles restored by hand in black ink to spine. First reprint of Trollope's second novel, and the earliest obtainable edition (the first edition, in three volumes in 1848, being placed fourth by Sadleir in his list of comparative scarcities). With the Ingram family armorial bookplate which is likely to denote the ownership of John Henry Ingram (1842-1916), a literary critic, and the biographer and editor of the works of Edgar Allen Poe, about whom Ingram and Trollope shared a correspondence.

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        The Book of 500 Curious Puzzles: Containing a Large Collection of Entertaining Paradoxes, Perplexing Deceptions in Numbers, and Amusing Tricks in Geometry

      Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. A handsome book of whimsy. 116 p. Numerous illustrations. 19 cm. Original publisher's pictorial boards. Minor rubbing to extremities. Internally fine. Good binding. Clean, unmarked pages. 10 pages of ads on pink paper.

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        Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum (8 vols. cpl/ 8 Bände KOMPLETT) - Vol. I - III: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygian Fishes in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vols. IV: Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. V: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Siluridae, Characinidae, Haplochitonidae, Sternoptychidae, Scopelidae, Stomiatidae in the Collection of the British Museum/ Vol. VI: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae/ Vol. VII: Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the Families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhync

      Printed by Order of the Trusters; 1859 - 1870. - insgesamt ca. 4000 Seiten; teilweise ungeschnitten; Bei der hier vorliegendem Ausgabe des GESAMTWERKS handelt es sich um eine Erstausgabe/Originalausgabe. Diese ist wohl in einer viel zu geringen Stückzahl gedruckt worden und ungemein selten. Speziell durch das regelmäßige Fehlen der Bde. I-III und VI, von denen wohl noch weniger gedruckt wurden als von den übrigen Bänden, sind komplette Reihen faktisch unauffindbar. In dieser Vollständigkeit und diesem Zustand ist das Werk daher sehr selten und kostbar! Desweiteren befindet sich in jedem einzelnen Band ein seltenes Ex-libris (Vermutlich ein Ritterorden) des Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart (Arms of Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland Bart)!! Die Bände selbst stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 8 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! in ENGLISCHER Sprache!!! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Papers Relative to the Hudson's Bay Company's Charter and Licence of Trade. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, April, 1859.

      Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London - 1859, 1st Edition. (Self wrappers) Very good. iv,26pp. Folio, sewn as issued. Lowther 88; Not in TPL. Papers concerning the licence granted by the crown to the Hudson's Bay Company 30 May 1838 for exclusive trading rights with the British Columbia Indians. Includes despatches between the Governor General of Canada, Edmund Walker Head, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Edward Bulwer Lytton (15 Aug. 1858 Apr. 1859. Also includes letters between Lytton and officials of the Hudson's Bay Company (27 July 1858-15 Mar. 1859) Series: Great Britain Colonial Office. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama, in Three Acts. Adapted from the Celebrated Novel, by Mr. Charles Dickens.

      Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand. [1859], London: - Frontispiece by Findlay, a re-engraving of Cruikshank's original "Oliver's reception by Fagin and the boys." The first title in a sammelband volume including 16 other 19th C. dramatic works. Price is for the entire volume of 17 titles. Modern brown quarter calf over marbled paper boards. Black leather author & title labels to spine ["Oliver Twist" "Dickens"]. Volume with 17 August 1921 Maggs Brothers receipt tipped-in to volume's front eps. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus (cf. Bolton 2; Kitton 460). 48 pp. With leaf bound-in after p. 4 providing cast for "performance at the Queens Theatre Edinburgh, 5 Sept, 1859". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics

      London: Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x141 mm). viii, 496, [2] pp., including half title, 3 plates (1 folding). Publisher´s dark green cloth, boards with frames in blind, title gilt to spine (ends of spine land corners bumped), untrimmed and partially unopened, very minor foxing in places. Fine copy. ---- <br><br> Norman 765, D.S.B., Duveen p.208, Jeffreys 458, Ball pp. 74-81. - Uncommon first edition of compilation of Faraday&#39;s pioneering work in Chemistry. Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1821-1857; the Journal of the Royal Institution; the Philosophical Magazine, and other publications. Includes over fifty scientific articles. Among its highlights, it contains "Thoughts on ray-vibrations" [electromagnetic theory of light] Considered one of the most influential books of 19th century scientific investigation..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        dessin George SAND

      1859 - dessin à la mine de plomb colorisé - représentant George SAND assise, un livre à la main Chx (chateauroux ?) juillet 1859 - mention figurant en bas du dessin, sous le fauteuil (23 cm x 32 cm) - non signé document original Bon état (trace de pli central horizontal) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Museum of Natural History.

      With introductory essay on the natural history of the primval world. Being a popular account of the Structure, Habits, and Classification of ... The Animal Kingdom: Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Shells, and Insects, including the insects destructive to agriculture. I-II. William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London no date. (?). 4:o. Illustrations in the text. Engraved title, (2),vi,48 pp. + 11 plates + engraved title, 447 pages + 65 (34 + 31) plates of which 20 are coloured;engraved title, (2),405,(3) pp. + 69 (8 + 4 + 17 + 11 + 2 + 11 + 4 + 6 + 2 + 2 + 2) plates of which 4 are coloured,xxxviii pp. + 3 plates. Worn contemporary half calf with gold-decorated spine. Slight damage upper part of the front board of vol. II. Spot on lower joint volume II. Owner´s signature and owner´s stamp. 27 x 20 cm.. Was issued in parts 1859-62

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses application.

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1859 - 8vo (210x132 mm), ix, (1), 176, 4, 4 pp., 1 folding engraved plate. Bound at the end are two journal extracts by the author, I. From: Journal de Pharmacie et de Chimie, August 1858, and II. From: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 53, August 2, 1858. Foxed, first and last pages waterstained at outer margins. Ownership stamp (Grandeau) on half title. Contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands, spine gilt. Author's dedication copy to Louis Grandeau, French chemist and professor at Nancy University; inscribed and signed by the author on first flyleaf. Interesting association copy. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science 173; Duveen 524; Russo, p. 131; Bolton, I, 795; Poggendorf, II, 737; En français dans le texte, n¡ 279. - First edition. Both Oersted and Wöhler had attempted to develop a new light metal - possibly aluminum. Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, a French chemist, also undertook the task and after many experiments actually produced aluminum by laboratory methods (Sparrow). - PREMIERE EDITION. Très rare. Grande planche dépl. h.t. gravée sur métal et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traité des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Nature Printed British Ferns. Vols I & II

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859 A fair copy of the first octavo edition, complete in 2 volumes. Classed as &#39;fair&#39; because the half (morocco) leather bindings are unprepossessing and worn. The contents are in good to very good condition. This work was issued in part in folio form in 1855-6. This is the first full edition with 122 nature printed plates. Henry Bradbury pioneered the nature printing process with superb, if expensive, results. Vol I: Polypodium to Lastrea; half title; vignette title page; title page; preface; contents; text 254pp; with 51 tissue-guarded plates. Vol II: Athryium to Ophioglossum; half title; vignette title page; title page; contents; plate list; text with addenda, glossary and index 368pp; 71 tissue-guarded plates (numbering includes 8 bis plates). The contemporary morocco leather and buckram bindings have extensive wear to corners and joints and are scuffed. The front board to volume I is detached. The stitching however is sound and tight. The original marbled endpapers are present with the armorial bookplate of Francis Roper Larken to the reverse of the fep in both volumes. Top page edges are marbled to match the endpapers. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The plates have occasional spotting to page edges which can affect the side of the plate but not generally the image itself. There is some spotting and marking to tissue guards. Plate III in volume I has a small repaired tear to the top margin.

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        Apuntes para la historia de las letras, y de la instruction publica de la isla de Cuba [Three Volumes in One]

      Habana: Impr. de P. Massana / Impr. del Tiempo, 1859-61. First edition. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very good copy, title page foxed, owner's stamp on margin, a few small holes to top edge, notations on a few pages, leaves browned and edges foxed, more heavily to the first volume, binding quite fine. A handsome copy of a rare and important work with a distinguished provenance. 8vo. The most important work published by Bachiller y Morales and containing valuable information on the literary history of Cuba," Trelles ("es la obra mas importante publicada por Bachiller y contiene preciosos datos sobre la historia literaria de esta Isla"). These articles -on schools, higher education, the press, literature, historiography, theater, music, biographies; and also containing a complete list of books printed in Cuba from 1724 to 1840- were previously published in various Spanish and Cuban periodicals. Antonio Bachiller y Morales (1812-1889) is considered the father of Cuban literature and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. Provenance: Mario Guiral Moreno (1882-1964), essayist and founding member and chairman of the Cuban National Academy of Arts and Letters (his library stamp). Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreño sale 1036. Griffin 905.

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        ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, INTERRUPTED RUN 1859 -

      1859. Paperback. Good. [ENTOMOLOGY] ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, INTERRUPTED RUN 1859 - 1920, BOUND VOLUMES AND ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Societe Entomologique de France. Over 150 color plates, hundreds morte monochrome/tinted plates. Offered as a lot. 24 bound volumes, the rest in parts in original wrappers. Condition good to excellent. A few covers are detached or spines split in the paper issues, and spines of a few of the bound volumes are chipped (and backstrip is detached, 1859 volume). Very few plates are flawed: a few may have partial dampstaining. Overall the color plates are delicate and vivid, in excellent condition. As follows: Series 3, 1859-60, 2 volumes Series 4, 1861-67, 1869-70, 9 volumes Series 5, 1872-1879, 8 volumes Series 6, 1883-1890, 8 volumes 1891-1895, 1897- 1899, 1902-1903, 1906, 1909, 1913-1920 (LX - LXXXIX), 20 volumes (1895 vol LXIV lacks part 3). Complete list available upon request.

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        Memorias de los vireyes que han gobernado el Perú, durante el tiempo del coloniaje español [Six Volumes]

      Lima: Libreria Central de Felipe Bailly, 1859. First edition. Original publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, ruled in blind, gilt titles on spine and front board with armorial device. Good or better, boards rubbed, a few joints split but quite solid, corners heavily worn, spines chipped, especially at the heads with repairs, cloth separating from boards on one volume, free endpapers heavily offset, pencil notations in last volume, otherwise contents clean and very good, plates sharp, and map fine but for a tiny marginal tear along a crease line. 4to. Illus. with one folding map and 12 plates. Gift copy with note on official letterhead dated 1867 tipped-in from Felipe Masías, Director of Administration of the Ministerio de Hacienda and later Finance Minister of Peru to Diego Henry, who was appointed to serve with him in 1867 on the High Council of Finance during the Prado administration's far reaching program of constitutional reform. "A work of extreme interest," Sabin. These memoirs, prepared by ten of the viceroys, were intended to apprise each successor of the nature and duties of his post, of the distribution of offices and presidencies, of the privileges of the natives, their hereditary customs and character?"in short, statistics of everything that could be needed. The work forms a glorious monument of statesmanship; and it may be conjectured that if the Spaniards had always formed their conduct according to these Memorias, they would never have lost their colonies in the New World" (Bibliotheca Geographico-Linguistica #321 part III, 1879, 12235). The series was edited under the direction of the Ministerio de Hacienda by M.A. Fuentes. Contents: t.1. J. de Mendoza y Luna, marqués de Montesclaros [1615]; F. de Borja y Aragon, principe de Esquilache [1621]; Baltasar de la Cueva, conde de Castellar [1681]; M. de Liñan y Cisneros [1681]; t. 2. M. de Navarra y Rocaful, duque de la Palata [1689]; t. 3. Armendaris, marqués de Castel-Fuerte [1736]; J. A. de Mendoza, marqués de Villagarcia [1745]; t. 4. J. A. Manso de Velasco, conde de Superunda [1761]; M. Amat y Yunient [1773]; t. 5. Teodoro de Croix [1790]; t. 6. F. Gil de Taboada y Lemos [1796]. Palau 95426. Sabin 26119. Ticknor p. 458. Spain & Spanish America II, 452. Griffin 2980.

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        Brook Farm: The Amusing and Memorable of American Country Life

      London - Wertheim, Macintosh and Hunt, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this mid nineteenth-century account of American country life. Very detailed and a unique source. Featuring an engraved frontispiece. With a bookseller&#39;s label for J. B. Brown, &#39;Bookseller to Her Majesty&#39;, Castle Street, Windsor, to the front pastedown. The rear pastedown has a bookbinder&#39;s label for Edmonds and Remnants, London. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally,bumped and rubbed to extremities, with marks. The spine is faded, with loss to the top and tail. Hinges weak. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places, with a number of pages working loose. The penultimate gathering is held by two cords only. Generally bright, with intermittent light foxing prominent to the margins and endpapers, and the odd handling mark. There are some tidemarks to the endpapers, and a copperplate ink inscription to the front pastedown. A scarce and interesting item. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        LES CARRELAGES ÉMAILLÉS DU MOYEN-AGE ET DE LA RENAISSANCE précédés de l?Histoire des Anciens Pavages: Mosaiques, Labyrintes, Dalles Incrustées... Paris, A. Morel, et Cle, Editeurs, 1859.

      Ril. in tela recente, tagli marmorizz., cm 31x25, pp XIX, 170, 210 di t., 90 pregev. tavv a colori f.t. di cui alcune ripieg. e numer. inc. b/n nel t., lettera autografa dell?Autore all?antip., rare fiorit. peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Les carrelages émaillés du Moyen-Age et de la Renaissance, précédés de l'Histoire des anciens pavages, mosaique, labyrinthes, dalles incrustées, par M. Émile Amé.

      - Paris, Morel, 1859. Fort in-4, (6)-XIX-(1)-210 p., demi-chagrin vert bouteille (quelques rousseurs). Tirage à 300 exemplaires numérotés. Illustré de 90 planches hors-texte lithographiées en couleurs (dont une triple page dépliante et deux double page) et de vignetttes en noir dans le texte. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Premières poésies *

      Scheuring, Lyon 1859. - Reliure signée de Jean-Luc Honegger, demi chagrin havane foncé, titre et tête or, couvertures conservées. Premier ouvrage de l'auteur, qui en fit effectuer le tirage en nombre restreint à ses frais. Forcément peu courant, notre exemplaire bénéficiant de surcroît d'une bonne provenance.F

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        Beiträge zur pathologischen Entwicklungsgeschichte. 3. Abtheilung (von 4). Ein Glückwunsch dem Traugott Wilhelm Gustav Benedict.

      Ferdinand Hirt,, Breslau, 1859 - Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt, 1859. Folio. 55 S. Mit 3 (1 farbigen) lithographierten Tafeln. Originalhalbleinwandband mit bedruckten Deckeln. Hirsch I, 336. - Enthält drei kurze Arbeiten I: Ueber eine Amputatio spontanae foetalis. - II: Ueber eine Graviditas abdominalis. - III: Ueber Hyperoxydatio sanguinis congenita. - Umschlag mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Rand. Sprache: Deutsch Originalhalbleinwandband mit bedruckten Deckeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album du Sacre-C&#156;ur de Jesus : Neuvaine, Prieres et Pratiques pieuses pour chacun de Neuf Jours qui precedent la Fete du Sacre-Coeur / illustre d&#39;Emblemes dessines et graves par L.-J. H

      Paris ; Tournai, 1859. 1st Edition. Desription: 60p. illus with 20 plates ; 27cm. Subjects: Sacred Heart -- Catholicism. Catholic religion -- rites and practices. Language: French. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-titled cloth, with gilt-decorated borders to front and back boards. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some staining to front board. All edges gilt. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        A Treatise on Differential Equations.Cambridge: MacMillan, 1859. First edition.

      A very fine copy of this classic which includes much of Boole's original work on symbolical actions. "Boole's scientific writings consist of some fifty papers, two textbooks, and two volumes dealing with mathematical logic. The two textbooks, on differential equations (1859) [the offered volume] and finite differences (1860), remained in use in the United Kingdom until the end of the century. They contain much of Boole's original work, reproducing and extending material published in his research papers. In the former book, so much use is made of the differential operator <i>D</i> that the method is often referred to as Boole's, although it is in fact much older than Boole." (DSB) <br/><br/> "The well-known <i>Treatise on Differential Equations</i> appeared in 1859, and was followed, the next year, by a <i>Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences</i>, designed to serve as a sequel to the former work. These treatises are valuable contributions to the important branches of mathematics in question. To a certain extent these works embody the more important discoveries of their author. In the sixteenth and seventeenth chapters of the <i>Differential Equations</i> we find, for instance, an account of the general symbolic method, the bold and skilful employment of which led to Boole's chief discoveries, and of a general method in analysis, originally described in his famous memoir printed in the <i>Philosophical Transactions</i> for 1844. Boole was one of the most eminent of those who perceived that the symbols of operation could be separated from those of quantity and treated as distinct objects of calculation. His principal characteristic was perfect confidence in any result obtained by the treatment of symbols in accordance with their primary laws and conditions, and an almost unrivalled skill and power in tracing out these results." (Stanley Jevons).<br/><br/> "A standard text-book on Differential Equations, including original matter on integrating factors, singular solutions, and especially on symbolical actions" (Cajori). <br/><br/> &#10087; Origins of Cyberspace 225. <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: Bookplate of Scottish physicist Sir Andrew Nobel (1831-1915); front free end paper and title with large signature of Earl L. Thompson.. 8vo (182 x 121 mm), pp. xv, [1], 485, [1], errata slip, [18:adverts] and 1 lithographed folding plate. Fine contemporary half calf, spine in six panels, decorated in gilt, red and green leather labelig pieces; marbled edges and marbled en papers. Internally clean, a very fine copy

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        KYO^KA RYU^KA TAWAMUREGUSA-SHU^

      1859. [EHON] Ryukatei Shojaku, artist and poet. KYOKA RYUKA TAWAMUREGUSA-SHU. [Ansei 6 (1859)]. 21.8 x 15.1 cm. Green, original blind-patterned covers with printed paper title labels. There are 2 double page and 9 single page charming color woodblock illustrations for the poems in a simple Shijo style. 3 copies are located in KSSM 2, 502. An unusual book of late Edo.

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        This is to certify that D. Hoffman Burrows who arrived in California November 1st 1849 is a member of the Society of California Pioneers No. 73

      San Francisco: Nahl Bros. Lith. L. Nagel Print, Sept. 20th 1859. Broadside 26 x 20 inches; lithograph on India paper laid onto thin linen. Paper worn at top left and top right outside the image, slight foxing and spotting, in very good condition. Signed in ink by Alexdr. Abell President, and Wm. R. Wheaton Secretary. Rare and desirable printing of some of the earliest views of San Francisco and the Bay area, that have since become iconic. From the top left, clockwise, we see gold miners panning for gold, SutterÕs Fort, Yosemite valley, the Big Trees grove at Yosemite (or Calaveras?), the Golden Gate, California natives in front of the Mission. a view of San Francisco, a Vaquero roping a steer; and in the centre, a hunter and a California bear on the left, a miner and his tools right, and between them the Bear Flag raising. Peters, California on Stone, 175, mentioned this extremely rare lithograph many of which were held by the Society and destroyed in 1906. & Moreland L. Stevens, ÒCharles Christian Nahl: Artist of the Gold Rush, 1818-1878Ó: #80. ÒA contract for the certificate was signed on 21 December 1858, which would make the date of publication sometime in 1859.Ó Peters, American on Stone, plate 106; Peters, California on Stone, p. 173.

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        A Treatise on Maritime Law: Including the Law of Shipping, the law

      1859. Parsons, Theophilus [1797-1882]. A Treatise on Maritime Law: Including the Law of Shipping, the Law of Marine Insurance, and the Law and Practice of Admiralty. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859. Two volumes. Volume I includes eight-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6" x 9-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spines, endpapers renewed. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. This impressive treatise was a breakthrough because it was the first to consider the law of shipping, the law of marine insurance and the law and practice of admiralty as interconnected aspects of maritime law. Parsons also includes an extensive list of United States statutes relating to commercial and maritime matters and the rules of practice for United States Courts of Admiralty and Maritime jurisdiction. Taken together, he offers an unparalleled contemporary overview of the subject by one of the most important American legal scholars of the period. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1604.

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        The Song Of Hiawatha

      Ticknor And Fields, 1859. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; 1859 forty-fifth thousand; brown embossed boards with 316 pages; a little fraying to top edge of spine-cover and front endpaper paritally removed otherwise a firm copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Guide du Mecanicien Constructeur et Conducteur de Machines Locomotives

      Paris - Librarie Administrative de Paul Dupoint - Librarie Industriale de Lacroix et Baudry, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of guides to the mechanical construction and operation of locomotives. The first volume isof text and the second volume is an extensively illustrated atlas with seventy-seven numbered illustrated plates and diagrams. In two volumes complete. In French. In a new edition, revised and augmented. Tables of facts within the text of first volume, several of which fold-out and with a table of plates contained in the Atlas to front of second volume. Louis Le Chatelier (1815 - 1873) was a Frenchengineer who played a major role in French industry. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1834 to 1836, and became a mining engineer. He contributed to the development of a method for extracting alumina from bauxite and the introduction of the Siemens-Martin processes in the steel industry, and the development of rail transport. Friend and collaborator of Eugene Flachat, it is one of the developers of Railways in France. Flachat Eugene (1802 - 1873), was a French civilengineer. He worked on one of the first lines of French railway French fromParis - Le Pecq inaugurated August 28, 1837, then to that of Paris to Rouen (1840-1842). Remembered today for redesigning the Gare Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris in 1851 and Other railroad related projects. A street in Paris is named after him and his name appears on the Eiffel tower . A street in Paris is named After HIM and His name appears on the Eiffel tower. With an ink inscription to front blank of first volume. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, with slight closed tear to second volume andvery slight loss to paper and occasional marks to boards. Hingesstrained to second volume. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the occasional handling mark and occasional slight foxing to plates in second volume and slight loss to one plate, not affecting diagram. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        HERODIAS

      Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts, n.d.. Fine. A stunning production. Limited to 20 copies, nine for America with plates in two and three states. Printed on Japon vellum Quarto. xxxvii, [38]-118p. Lengthy preface by Anatole France. Illustrations by Georges Rochegrosse. The text illustrations are repeated with plates in two and three states hors texte: one hand-colored, one a mounted engraving, one a blue tinted engraving. Sumptuously bound in full very dark green morocco, t.e.g., with watered silk endpapers and additional marbled endpapers, the spine in five uneven panels with gilt titles and ornaments of flowers and fleur-de-lis with colored onlays, the covers with large central stylized fleur-de-lis in gilt with maroon onlays surrounded by profuse gilt with large borders of flower and trailing vines with many onlays in maroon, green and white. Wide dentelles of gilt flowers and areas of built up dots. The doblures are of green morocco, the front doblure with oval central white onlay with hand-colored vignette & George&#39;s Antoine Rochegrosse - Benezit listed artist - 1859-1938.

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        The Kelly and the O'Kellys

      London: Chapman & Hall 1859 London: Chapman & Hall, [1859]. New edition. The first reprint of Trollope's second novel. 8vo. [v]-viii, 394 pp. Bound in full straight-grained brown morocco, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Minor rubbing. Very scarce

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        The Voyage of the &#39;Fox&#39; in the Arctic Seas A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

      VG+. London: John Murray, 1859. First English Edition. 8vo, [xxvii], 403pp., five appendices, publisherÕs advertisements at rear; four maps including three fold-outs, fold-out facsimile of record found of FranklinÕs Expedition; 14 wood engraved b/w illustrations including front piece. PublisherÕs de-bossed dark-blue textured cloth boards with bright gilt image of the Fox, bright gilt spine lettering on spine, untrimmed page edges, decorative spine with raised bands and bright gilt, original terra cotta clay end leaves. Slight wear to extremities of cover, beginning foxing to preliminaries, attractive script inscription on ffe dated 1860. Large rear fold-out map in rear pocket. An attractive Very Good+ copy of this Scarce narrative. Ñ Sabin 43043; Hill p. 483; Arctic Bibliography 10555.& & McClintock commanded this private expedition sponsored by Lady Franklin in 1857 to search for her husband, Sir John Franklin, and his crew missing since 1845. This account details his thorough search of the area between the Boothia Peninsula and King William Island, and the final discovery of the Franklin relics, including the sole written record of the ill-fated expedition and second hand accounts from local Eskimo groups. The narrative is a very important part of the Franklin Search puzzle.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad...

      Washington, D.C., Beverley Tucker, 1859. Title continues: from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume X. 33d Congress, 2nd Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No 78. 93 plates, of which 18 are hand colored. This contains the zoological reports of all three expeditions; the erratic pagination treats the units individually. [1] Part III. Reptiles, 16 p., 13 plates; Part IV, Fishes, xiv, 400 p., 13 plates; [2] Beckwith Report: 9 p., 3 plates; 2) Birds, 16 p., 7 color plates; 3) Reptiles, [17]-20 p., 4 plates; 4) Fishes, [23]-27 p., 6 plates; index, 1 p.; [3] Whipple Report; 2) Mammals, 18 p., 6 plates; 3) Birds, [21]-35 p., 10 color plates; 4) Reptiles, [37]-45 p., 3 plates; 5) Fishes, [49]-55 p., 14 plates, index, pp. [61]-64; [4] Parke Report, 1) Birds, 21 p., 3 plates; 2) Reptiles, [23]-24 p., 1 plate; [5] Williamson Report, [8] p.; 1) Reptiles, 27 p., 8 plates; 2) Birds, [29]-80 p., 7 color plates; 3) Mammals, [81]-91 p., 10 plates; Index, [93]-97 p.; [6] Williamson, Sacramento Valley, 13 p., 4 plates. Important for the natural history of the American West. This beautifully printed book has been rebacked by Dragonfly Bindery and is in excellent condition. Stock#OB680.

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        Perris's Map Of New York City.

      Lang & Laing, New York 1859 - Folding plan, decorative border, hand coloured sections, complete, but seperated from, the blind stamped red cloth hard covered case. Bearing signature of F.G.A.Perris, Chippenham, August 1877. Printed by Lang & Laing, 117 fulton St, N.Y. 1859. Measures approximately 26 inches by 38 inches when unfolded, 6 inches by 4 inches folded. Some small, mostly marginal splits at the folds, one old repair. Very minor loss to the left margin, not affecting the image. In general very clean, some occasional browning, a little staining to the extremities. A very scarce item. Images available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit lith. Titel und 30 lith. Tafeln (4 farbig). Qu.-Gr.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.,

      1859 - Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a.- Teils minimal stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg

      Kopenhagen, Baerentzen & Co 1859. 30 x 41 cm. Lithogrierter Titel und 30 getönte (davon 4 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln nach A. Nay. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Schleswig-H. LB 1025 - Thieme / Becker II, 344 (vgl.) - Klose / Martius S. 313 (vgl.) - Klose / Martius kennen keine Exemplare mit farbigen Drucken. - Vollständige Folge der schönen Ansichten. Jedes Blatt mit dänischem und deutschem Begleittext. Ansichten von Altona, Blankenese, Itzehoe, Heiligenstedten, Böschhaus an der Elbe, Meldorf, Warverort (farbig), Büsum zur Ebbezeit (farbig), Büsum zur Flutzeit, Rendsburg, Bordesholm, Kiel, Neumühlen, Rastorfer Mühle, Hessenstein (farbig), Blomenburg, Neustadt, Uklei-See, Gremsmühle, Plön, Segeberg, Oldesloe, Ahrensburg, Ratzeburg, Mölln, Lauenburg (farbig), Aumühle, Stintenburg und Büchener Bahnhof. - Einband an den Kanten berieben, Text und Tafeln gering stockfleckig -

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        THE BERTRAMS

      1859. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Bound in full dark green morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First Edition. This was not generally regarded as one of Trollope&#39;s better efforts; the author himself remarked in his autobiography,~I do not know that I have ever heard it well spoken of by my friends, and I cannot remember that there is any character in it that has dwelt in the minds of novel-readers.~Much of the novel&#39;s action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, where George Bertram meets the father he had not seen since his boyhood.~Published between DOCTOR THORNE and CASTLE RICHMOND, and initially bound in the same delicate grey-purple cloth, THE BERTRAMS is quite a scarce Trollope title (in fact, all three of these titles are in Sadleir&#39;s "A" category of scarcity, i.e. the scarcest quarter of Trollope&#39;s books). The cloth proved to be inadequate for the job, and thus copies in original cloth are today almost unheard-of.~This copy was bound (probably soon after publication) in full dark green morocco, all edges gilt, with the armorial devices on front covers and spines of the Earl of Carysfort (whose 1894 bookplate appears on each front paste-down: this would refer to William Proby, the Fifth Earl (1836-1909); Carysfort is in County Wicklow, Ireland). No leaves were left out, as THE BERTRAMS was originally issued without half-titles and ads. Condition is near-fine, with wear limited to the top edge of one front cover. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 8.

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        The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Signed Leather Binding)

      London: Trubner & Co., 1859. SIGNED full red crushed levant morocco leather binding. xii, 194, [1 printer&#39;s imprint], [1 blank]. Hand-colored engraved frontispiece portrait, nine hand-colored engraved plates, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Bound ca. 1920 by Bayntun in Bath. Gilt blindstamped signature behind the front cover in the leather. Inlayed design of Baron Munchausen on front board with five gilt line arrow design in the corners of the board. All edges gilt. Ends of boards rolled. Marbled endpaper with inner paneling of leather. The lightes of wear at extremities else excellent condition. Great gift. Photos available upon request.. Signed by Binder. Full Morocco Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Alfred Crowquill.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Poems

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards marked and bumped. Spine ends rubbed and spine darkened. Inner hinges cracked but binding intact. Previous owner&#39;s dedication (1859) on fep. Minor marking and browning within. Errata slip present. 1846. First Edition, second issue. Green hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). iv, 165pp. .

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        Science and Art of Chess

      New York and London: Charles Scribner and Sampson Low, Son & Co, 1859 [4]+xiv+[15]-281 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") issued in dark brown cloth with embossed chess men and decoration on covers, embossed pictorial and gilt lettering to spine. From the library of James J Barrett (Betts: 10-13)(Hagedorn: 53) 1st edition. Covers the elements, laws, basic mates, basic endgames, openings (a survey pages 143-184), forming a plan (with illustrative games) and problems (35 various with solutions, pages 267-279) This work is dedicated to Lieutenant General Scott. It is written with a considerable display of learning, metaphysical or otherwise. The nomenclature and phraseology are sometimes very curious. We notice some remarkable errors in spelling, such as Guioco instead of Giuoco, Dal Rio for Del Riot, etc. The author has also fallen into some bibliographical errors, in his Introduction and elsewhere, such as mistaking Ponziani's work for Del Rio's treatise. (Fiske XXXVI) James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine being on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine?s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ?I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games.? Condition: Recased with original spine laid on. Book plate of Edward W Owen on front paste down, and book plate of James J Barrett on back paste down, some pencil notes to front end paper.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Small Octavo.

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        The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror. New Series. Volumes I-III. June 1859 to December 1860

      London: Published By Bro. Henry George Warren. Good with no dust jacket. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Volumes I and II are in good condition. Volume III is in fair condition only, with quite heavy old black mould stains to the rear endpaper and the margins of the lower corners of the final 27 leaves. The text is still complete and readable. Volume III also has dampstains and brown tide-marks to the lower quarter of the last 20 leaves, and damp stains and chipping to the marbled paper on the rear board. Volume III has the wrong title page, it has another copy of the title page that was issued for Volume II instead of the proper title page for Volume III. Volume I has damage to the blank margin of the frontis (a long tear with an old paper repair on verso). Quite heavy foxing to frontis of Volume I. Volumes I and II have heavy foxing to the endpapers. Volume I has two detached leaves, pp. 29-32. The leather spines to all volumes have moderate to quite heavy rubbing and scuffing. There is a 1 1/2" split at the top of the rear joint on Volume III, and a 3/4" split to the leather near the tail of the rear joint. The leather joints on Volumes I and II are in good condition with no tears or splits to the leather.; Three volumes. Half-calf and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 278 x 206mm. Volume I (New Series): viii, 512 pages + frontispiece. Volume II (New Series): viii, 512 pages. Volume III: viii, 512 pages.; 4to .

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        Boswell&#39;s Life of Samuel JohnsonIncluding a Journal of His Tour to The HebridesandJohnsoniana; A Collection of Miscellaneous Anecdotes and Sayings of Samuel JohnsonIn Ten Volumes

      London - Henry G. Bohn, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of this well known biography regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; with many claiming itto bethe greatest biography written in English. New edition, with numerous additions and notes, by John Wilson Croker. Henry G. Bohn&#39;s 1835 editionwas originally publishedin ten volumes. This new edition is completein eight volumes, with the last two volumesof this set holding Johnsoniana A Collection of Miscellaneous Anecdotes and Sayings of Samuel Johnson, which are complete within themselves. Adorned witha beautifulfrontispiecefrom the original 1835 edition, engraved title page to each volume. Holding thirty-four of the original forty plates, several of which that are folding. When the Life of Samuel Johnson was published in 1791 it at once commanded the admiration that Boswell had sought for so long, and it has since suffered no diminution. Its style was unique in that, unlike other biographies of that era, it directly incorporated conversations that Boswell had noted down at the time for his journals. He also included far more personal and human details than those to which contemporary readers were accustomed. Instead of writing a respectful and dry record of Johnson&#39;s public life in the style of the time, he painted a vivid portrait of the complete man, brought to life through a &#39;dramatic&#39; style of dialogue. It has often been described as the greatest biography ever written. It has often been asked how a man such as Boswell could have produced so remarkable a work as the Life of Johnson. Among those who attempted an answer were Macaulay and Carlyle: the former argued that Boswell&#39;s uninhibited folly and candour were his greatest qualifications; the latter replied that beneath such traits was a mind to discern excellence and a heart to appreciate it, aided by the power of accurate observation and considerable dramatic ability. Holding The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, the renowned travel journal of Boswell and Johnson&#39;s journey from Edinburgh, through the eastern and northeastern coasts of Scotland, passing through St Andrews, Aberdeen and Inverness. They then passed into the highlands and spent several weeks on various islands in the Hebrides, including Skye, Coll, and Mull. The workis based on a diary Boswell had kept during the 1773 tour and included detailed descriptions of where he and Johnson had gone and what Johnson had said. Condition: All volumes have been rebound in halfleather bindings, with cloth covered boards. A workman-like binding but sound with somewhat shakey hand written spines. Externally, generally smart, with only some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with only some very light foxing affecting some of the plates and endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill,; Author of "Vathek". In two volumes.

      Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, London 1859 - Two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 1859. First edition. 8vo. iv,352pp. (+ publisher's advertisement slip); iv,402pp.(+[4]pp. publisher's ads.). Engraved portrait frontispiece. §Millington p.23. Foxing around edge of portrait. Touch of browning to edge of title and to first page of prelims. A near fine, bright, and very clean copy, lately handsomely professionally rebound in quarter calf with olive labels, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled boards, olive endpapers. An attractive copy. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This item will require special carriage arrangements - PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY via e-mail or telephone to order and for further details**). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Accounts of the Lives and Writings of Quesnay, Adam Smith, and Ricardo,

      First Edition, 72pp tall 8vo, contemporary morocco backed marbled boards, a little foxing but a very good copy, London [no publisher given], 1859. Unknown in this separate form, probably privately issued. Photograph available on request.

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        Wild Flowers

      3rd. edition 1859 with 60 hand coloured plates. 4to bound in near contemporary half red leather a little rubbed. Some foxing to end paper else a good ,clean, well coloured copy.

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        Narrativa de serviços no libertar-se o Brazil da dominação portugueza

      Londrés: James Ridgway, 1859. First edition. Blue pebbled cloth paneled in blind, gilt titles on spine, yellow endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed, nick to rear edge, else a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, scattered foxing, bookseller label on rear pastedown, one removed from front pastedown. A beautiful bright copy. 8vo. (23 cm). The Portuguese translation of the second volume of "Narrative of services on the liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil" by Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860), the commander of the Chilean navy from 1818-1823, and of the Brazilian navy from 1823-1825. "Arrogant, ill-tempered, cantankerous, bellicose, Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful frontline frigate captains of his day.... [and he] and other British naval officers, entirely unofficially, had made a note inconsiderable contribution to the cause of Brazilian independence and, more important, Brazilian unity," Leslie Bethell, Brazil: Empire and Republic 1822-1930 (Cambridge Univ Press, 1989) p. 35-36. See Sabin 21274 (English Version). Phillips p. 34. Borba de Moraes I, 235.

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        On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours, and on the Physical Connexion of Radiation, Absorption and Conduction

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the first empirical evidence and explanation of "the greenhouse effect"; one of the most important papers in the field of climate change science. "In 1859 John Tyndall, intrigued by the recently discovered ice ages, took to studying how gases may block heat radiation. Since the work of Joseph Fourier in the 1820s, scientists had understood that the atmosphere might hold in the Earth&#39;s heat. The conventional view nevertheless was that gases were entirely transparent. Tyndall tried that out in his laboratory and confirmed it for the main atmospheric gases, oxygen and nitrogen, as well as hydrogen. He was ready to quit when he thought to try another gas that happened to be right at hand in his laboratory: coal-gas. This was a fuel used for lighting (and Bunsen burners), produced industrially by heating coal. It consisted of carbon monoxide (CO) mixed with a bit of the hydrocarbon methane (CH4) and more complex gases. Tyndall found that for heat rays, the gas was as opaque as a plank of wood. Thus the industrial revolution, intruding into Tyndall&#39;s laboratory in the form of a gas-jet, declared its significance for the planet&#39;s heat balance. "Tyndall immediately went on to study other gases, finding that carbon dioxide gas (CO2) and water vapor in particular also block heat radiation. Tyndall figured that besides water and CO2, &#39;an almost inappreciable mixture of any of the stronger hydrocarbon vapors&#39; such as methane would change the climate. But there was far more water vapor circulating, and although CO2 was only a few parts in ten thousand in the Earth&#39;s atmosphere, that was still much more than other gases. There is so little methane in the atmosphere that it was not detected there until 1948" (American Institute of Physics). In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, pp. 1-36, Vol. 151, Part I, 1861. The Bakerian Lecture. London: Taylor and Francis, 1861. Quarto, the complete journal in original wrappers; custom cloth box. Wrappers a little soiled with wear to spine (particularly at head and foot). Scarce in original wrappers.

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