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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-Cœur de Jesus : Neuvaine, Prieres et Pratiques pieuses pour chacun de Neuf Jours qui precedent la Fete du Sacre-Coeur / illustre d'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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Clarendon Books P.B.F.A.]
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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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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Manuel De Conchyliologie Et De Paléontologie Conchyliologique

      Paris: Victor Masson, 1859-62., 1859. 2 Volumes in 1. large 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., vii, 508; 3 p.l., 327. with half-titles. title vignettes (Vol. I vignette in colour). 4944 text figures (79 in colour). modern half calf (library stamp on verso of first title, occasional light foxing). First Edition.. F.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        The novels

      New York, James G. Gregory,, 1859-64. 32 volumes, octavo (200 × 136 mm). Contemporary dark blue pebble-grained half morocco, titles and rules to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece and half-title to each volume. Some minor damp staining to a few leaves and light browning to page edges, some light chipping to spine tips, boards a little rubbed, a handsome set in very good condition. Includes his famous novel, "The Last of the Mohicans".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859. Unstated second illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15.5cm (4to), in publisher's russet sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt embossed decorations & title (designed by Albert Warren, w/his monogram to spine) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-375 [376] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner & 54 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton, etc. after D.G. Rossetti, J.E. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, etc. Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London. Inscribed to fr. ep.: "To M. Hare from her father, Augt 1862." Binding Good (extremities a bit rubbed, & hinges repaired); contents Good (1st 75 leaves moderately rippled from damp, & occas. lt. foxing).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Falconry: Its Claims, History, and Practice

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859 - London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859. 352 pp. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Shelf wear. Tobacco odor. A very nice copy of a rare title.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        Memoires de L?Imperatrice Catherine II

      ondon Trubner and Co., 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first French edition of Catherine II of Russias memoirs, with a preface from Aleksandr Herzen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. In French. With a bookseller label for E. Charlton to the rear pastedown. Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796. Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen, 1812 1870, was a Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the father of Russian socialism, and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The cloth to the rear hinge is split. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping. Internally the pages have some browning and occasional foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward. Embracing the History of the Serampore Mission. Two Volumes (complete)

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London 1859 - Both volumes rebacked with original cloth spines laid down. Original blind-stamped cloth boards. Brown endpapers with printed advertisements. Cloth rubbed on front board of Volume I. A couple of gatherings protruding a litte from text block, with rubbing and short tears to margins of some leaves. ; Volume I: xxvi, 511, [1] pages + 24 pages advertisements. Volume II: xiii, [1], 527, [1] pages. Both volumes: Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth. Dimensions: 9 1/8" by 5 3/4". Pencil notes on rear endpapers of both volumes. Very occasional pencil marginalia to text. Owner's signature "[?] Hodgkinson N.Z. 1862" on front endpaper of both volumes. ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        REVUE AGRICOLE DE L&#39;ANGLETERRE Tome Premier, Deuxieme & Troisieme

      Paris: De Firmin Didot Freres, Fils. Very Good+. 1859- 61. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean red leather, covers decorated with gilt borders and inner dentelle. Backstrips have raised bands and are tooled with arabesque gilt designs. All edges bright gilt. The three volumes have tissue protected frontispieces; engraved illustrations, many of farm implements. Volume #1, published 1859, 480pp. Vol. # 2, 1860, 416pp. +24 pp ads Vol. #3, 1861, 424pp + 32pp ads, small scuff mark on rear cover. Each copy inscribed to the queen of Greece by the author. Agriculture; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1312 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Les Lepidopteres de la Belgique leurs chenilles et leurs chrysalides

      C. Muquardt, Merzbach et Falk [1859-]1874-84, Bruxelles & Leipzig - 3 vols, 424 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, with accompanying text leaves, folding col. map. roy. 8vo. HB. A very fine copy. Handsome red half-morocco bindings, marbled boards + end-papers; gilt tooling to spines with decorative motifs to spine compartments; all edges gilt. Some very minor rubbing to joints. Occasional spotting / foxing, usually at beginning and end of each volume, and some light offsetting of text to facing plates. Some names neatly added to the text in pencil. Nissen 1164. Horn-Schenkling 5275. Very scarce. Published in a very small edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards blocked in blind. Bookseller&#39;s blind stamp to front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed and a little marked, some small worn spots, spine tanned, joints repaired, titles and frontispiece spotted, some spotting and offsetting to contents First edition in book form, first issue, the list of contents with signature "b" and with page 213 misnumbered 113. The novel was published in book form on 21 November 1859 and is uncommon in the publisher&#39;s primary red cloth as here.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vicariati Apostolici dell&#39; Egitto ed Arabia Egitto per i Copti di Tripoli e dell&#39; Abissinia

      Rome, 1859. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18 7/8" x 24.75". Rare map of north eastern coast of Africa with Libya, Egypt, Chad, Sudan and part of the Arabian Peninsula. Geographical and topographical features are delicately treated in this unusual map showing prominent monasteries and other Catholic centers. Published in "L&#39;Orbe Cattolico ossia Atlante Geografico Storico Ecclesiastico Opera del Commendatore Girolamo Petri Officiale minutante della segreteria di Stato." Minor wear and creasing to margins.

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        Architectura Numismatica; or, ARCHITECTURAL MEDALS of Classical Antiquity : Illustrated and Explained By Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text

      Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen, London, 1859. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. [55] leaves of plates not included in pagination, text ills. Reset in original publishers blind stamped boards with gilt medallion and title on front board. New spine with gilt title and new binders end papers. Sporadic light foxing throughout but no other defects. Donaldson was Professor of Architecture at UCL from 1841-1865. Size: Quarto (approx A4). xxxxi, 349, [55]. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; 19th century; Inventory No: 10360..

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        Architectura Numismatica; Or, Architectural Medals of Classic Antiquity: Illustrated and Explained by Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text. One Hundred Lithographs and Woodcuts. by T. L. Donaldson

      London, Day & Son, 1859. 1st Edition. Description: xxxi, [1], 349 p. , 1 l. Illus. , 53 pl. 26 cm. Subjects: Architecture, Ancient. Medals. Half-title repaired; uninked, impresed inst. Stamp to the title. Contemporary gilt-blocked pebbled cloth, very good. Professionally recased in aniline calf with raised bands, gilt-titling and uniform compartment decoration; very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example; scans &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL (Superb Copy, Fine in Original Publisher&#39;s Cloth)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Meredith, George. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Three Volumes. First Edition. A Very Fine and exceptionally fresh copy with blazing bright gilt; its original publisher&#39;s elaborately ornamented blocked-in-brown cloth is virtually unworn; this is the finest known example of one of the great condition rarities of the Victorian era, remarkably preserved given that 1850s original cloth is, of all the Victorian decades of publisher&#39;s bindings, the most ridiculously fragile due to the methods and materials used to create the casings. Michael Sadleir ranked THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL, in his famous list of comparative scarcities, as one of the hardest-to-find Victorian high spots in his entire experience of collecting Victorian fiction. Thus it&#39;s little surprise perhaps that this is indeed THE SADLEIR COPY with his familiar bookplate on the front paste-down. George Meredith is still considered one of the Victorian Giants (first designated thus in John Carter&#39;s famous 1947 London exhibition catalogue), with talent approaching the same level of genius as Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and William Makepeace Thackeray, especially in terms of his modern forward-thinking viewpoints. Meredith has a unique comic voice and used it to rattle the stuffy Victorian establishment with his convention-defying willingness to overtly describe sexual feelings in creative detail. If he is today probably the least known of the "Victorian Giants" to the general public, it may be because his writing exemplifies the great criticism of typical 19th Century three-decker fiction: it is both long and layered with challenging levels of occasionally so-deep-as-to-be-opaque meaning which has gotten more inaccessible with time. Yet the advanced collector of Victorian fiction will know that this a rare opportunity like no other to capture this book in this condition. In terms of condition, we&#39;ve not seen better in thirty years of seeking and selling Victorian fiction; and given Michael Sadleir was the very definition of that collector who accepts only the best and nothing less, we feel confident in our assertion that no better copy will ever be available for public sale again. Housed in a new cloth clamshell box with leather labels.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics

      Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859. A near fine 496 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Clean, bright, virtually unworn. Still very tight, feels unread or nearly so. Some very light scattered foxing to margins, text unaffected. Page edges just beginning to tone. Light touch of rub to corners.Green cloth embossed to front, spine & back, with bright gold titling to spine. Erratum slip bound in next to page 445, mentioning an error in line 10. 3 plates. One for your library.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine./No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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        NARRATIVE OF A WALKING TOUR IN BRITTANY. Accompanied by Notes of a Photographic Expedition by Lovell Reeve

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1859.. FIRST EDITION 1859, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5 inches, 90 mounted half stereographs with list giving position of appropriate descriptive note in the book, folding map with routes hand coloured in blue and pink, pages: xvi, 352 including index, bound in modern quarter dark blue morocco with new blue marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers, publisher&#39;s tipped in notice on the Stereographs present at page 1. Neat name and date 1871 at top of title page, map lightly foxed, some plate mounts lightly foxed, not affecting plates, faint offsetting from mounts onto facing text pages, very small pale damp mark to lower edge of a few mounts, image 20 has a tiny unexplained white spot to sky, some plates very slightly faded at the edges, most very bright, small repair to inner margin of page 351. A very good copy of a scarce book. Most copies of this work were issued with the first sterograph only (as frontispiece) costing 1 guinea and with a box containing 90 stereographs which had to be bought separately for 5 guineas. Some copies were issued as ours with the 90 half stereographs bound in, price unknown. Presumably there was insufficient take-up of the box and it was decided to issue copies with the spare stereographs bound in. Gernsheim, Incunabula, No. 111, does not mention our edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        [The Buffalo Hunt]

      [?Manitoba, Canada: circa 1859-1862]. Watercolour on paper. Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Laid down onto a larger ruled sheet. Unsigned, title and attribution on Kennedy Galleries labels. In excellent condition, with bright colors and sharp detail. Neatly repaired tear. Matted and glazed within a decorated gilt frame. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries; Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A dramatic watercolour of British &#39;dudes&#39; hunting Buffalo: a superb depiction of the West at an early date. This graphic image of a buffalo hunt, probably near Fort Ellice, Manitoba, in western Canada, was painted by an English nobleman visiting the West on an exotic sporting adventure. A hunter, carrying a buffalo rifle, has dismounted from a horse to inspect a fallen buffalo bull, while behind him three mounted hunters pursue more buffalo, cut from a large herd seen grazing on the horizon, with a mountain range as a backdrop. Close attention is paid to the rather formal attire of the hunters, who sport buckskin jackets, stiff white shirts, and broad-brimmed hats. The buffalo and horses are drawn quite well, with their power and speed clearly delineated. Kennedy Galleries attributed this painting to &#39;Lord Alfred Dunsmore&#39; [sic], but it was actually executed by the Honourable Alfred Murray, who used the courtesy title Lord Alfred Dunmore. He was the younger brother of the 7th Earl of Dunmore, and first visited Canada with his future brother-in-law of James Carnegie, the ninth Earl of Southesk (1827-1905). &#39;In 1859 Southesk undertook in search of health a prolonged hunting expedition in Western Canada. He traversed some of the wildest and least known parts of the Rockies about the sources of the rivers Athabasca and Saskatchewan. He returned home in 1860&#39; (DNB), marrying Dunmore&#39;s sister Lady Susan Murray on 29 November 1860. &#39;Lord Dunmore&#39; whose great-grandfather had been the last colonial governor of Virginia, was in his late teens at the time of the expedition with Southesk. That he enjoyed the experience is confirmed by the fact that he was back in Canada again by the end of August 1862. According to Marshall Sprague in A Gallery of Dudes (Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1966), Dunmore delayed the expedition of fellow countrymen Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, first by supposed illness and then by his sporting proclivities: &#39;It was August 23 when [Milton & Cheadle] &#133; set out finally, up the lovely Assiniboine valley toward Fort Carlton... They dawdled two days later so that Milton could attend a country wedding ... Then Cheadle was summoned off their route by Lord Southesk&#39;s brother-in-law, Lord Dunmore, whose messenger said he was dying of jaundice. After two days of fatiguing forced march, Cheadle reached Fort Ellice, near the junction of Assiniboine and Qu&#39;Appelle Rivers, to be told that his lordship felt very much better and was off hunting buffalo.&#39; Cf. James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk. Saskatchewan and the Rocky Mountains (Edinburgh, 1875); Cf. A.G. Doughty & G. Lanctot (editors) Cheadle&#39;s Journal of a trip across Canada, 1862-1863 (Ottawa, 1931); cf. William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton & Walter Butler CheadleThe North-West Passage by Land (London:1865); Marshall Sprague A Gallery of Dudes (Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1966), pp. 73.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Illustrations of the Dynamical Theory of Gases

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of Maxwell&#39;s greatest and most influential contributions: the creation of the Maxwell distribution of molecular velocities. "In April 1859, Maxwell read a paper by the German physicist Rudolf Clausius, which captured his imagination at once. It was about diffusion in gases-for example, the speed at which the smell from a bottle of perfume will spread through the air when the bottle is opened... In his calculations, Clausius had assumed that at a given temperature all molecules of any one kind travel at the same speed. He knew this could not be exactly true but could not think what else to do. Not, at first, could Maxwell... But now he had an inspiration which, at a stroke, opened the way to huge advances in our understanding of how the world works. "The standard mathematical methods, derived from Newton&#39;s laws of motion, were of little use on their own because of the impossibility of analyzing so many molecular motions, one by one. Maxwell saw that what was needed was a way of representing many motions in a single equation, a statistical law. He derived one, now known as the Maxwell distribution of molecular velocities. It said nothing about individual molecules but gave the proportion which had velocities within any given range... This was the first-ever statistical law in physics... He presented his results when the British Association for the Advancement of Science met in Aberdeen in September 1859, and published the paper [Illustrations of the Dynamical Theory of Gases] in two parts the following year" (Basil Mahon, The Man who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell). In The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Vol. XIX, Fourth Series, January-June, 1860, pp. 19-32; and Vol. XX, Fourth Series, July-December, 1860, pp. 21-37. London: Taylor and Francis, 1860. Two complete volumes, containing all the papers for 1860. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy polished calf, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Institutional stamp on two preliminaries of each volume. Bindings scuffed but text clean.

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        Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire

      1859 Seven partially printed and calligraphic pages on four leaves, 11.5" x 15", December 20, 1859. The document bestows the Imperial Austrian Order of the Iron Crown (Orden der Eisernen Krone) on Professor Doctor Franz Pitha. It also grants the title of Ritter (knight) on Doctor Pitha, elevates him to the Austrian nobility, and grants heraldic arms. The document is contained in a magnificent, bright red embossed velvet cover with the detailed Imperial Austrian arms in gold. The inside covers are a very light blue moiré silk. The seal of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph in red wax, and encased in the original 4.5" bronze doré skippet, is attached to the document by a gold bullion and silk cord. The entire document, including the seal and skippet are contained in a fitted tin case (12.25" x 21.5"). The seven partially printed pages are hand-lettered in black ink with some gold highlights. The document chronicles the life and achievements of Dr. Pitha from his birth in 1810 in Bohemia, through his medical training at the University of Prague, his teaching career as a professor of surgery at Charles University in Prague, and as chair of surgery at Josephs Academy in Vienna. The Emperor honored Pitha for service as chief of field medical services for the Austrian Army in the Italian Wars of Independence. Dr. Pitha dramatically improved Austrian military hygiene and the treatment of battle-related injuries. The document is boldly signed by Emperor Franz Joseph and countersigned by Agenor Goluchowski, Minister of Interior. Excellent. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        THE COURT OF DEATH. FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTING, BY REMBRANDT PEALE [caption title]. [with:] THE COURT OF DEATH. BY REMBRANDT PEALE [printed receipt for the purchase of the engraving]

      New York: Colton, 1859.. Chromolithographic print: 20 x 30 inches. Receipt: 3 x 7 1/2 inches. Minor toning and soiling, small tear at bottom edge. Very good. Large print of Rembrandt Peale&#39;s famous painting, "The Court of Death," lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Rembrandt Peale was the most accomplished son of the great American portrait painter, Charles Willson Peale. The painting, "The Court of Death," was the most ambitious of his works, full 24 by 13 feet in size. Completed in 1820, it was displayed for a number of years at the Baltimore Peale Museum and then toured to other cities up through the time of the Civil War. By 1859 the painting had been sold to Gardiner Quincy Colton, who published it in the present format and sold the prints for the low price of $1. Noted scholar Peter C. Marzio wrote: "Peale himself, normally haughty and querulous, provided a model of understated endorsement of the lithograph, writing shortly before his death [to Tristram Coffin on July 3, 1860], &#39;The drawing is correct, and the Colouring (considering the difficulty of the process & its cheapness) gives a good general idea of the painting.&#39;" Marzio further adds that this lithograph is among his favorites, due to its importance in Peale&#39;s brilliant career not only as an artist, but as a popularizer of art, noting: "The painting is historically important as a very popular touring picture." This example is accompanied by a printed and illustrated receipt for the purchase of one print. The receipt "entitles the holder to an ownership of One Share in the original Painting, valued at $25,000; which will be disposed of, as soon as 100,000 Engravings are taken, in such manner as they, the associated owners, shall determine." The receipt has a portrait of Peale on one end and of George Washington on the other. In a contemporary prospectus for the print, the publisher touts the obvious truth that more profit could be made by selling 100,000 prints at the low price of $1 than could be achieved by selling 5,000 prints at $5. In addition to increasing his profit margins, Colton clearly hoped to sell more prints based on the idea of buying into a share of the painting. A pair of items illustrating the distinct link between art and commerce. Peter C. Marzio, DEMOCRATIC ART, pp.51, 216. GOLDSMITH 23085 (ref). Last, COLOR EXPLOSION, pp.132-33.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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