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        The Bertrams. A Novel

      three volumes, contemporary-style half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, leather labels, a handsome set. same year as the first edition; 353, 344 and 331 pages; keywords: fiction; Sadleir pages 25-26 - Chapman & Hall 1859 (second edition)

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        Handbook to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains' Gold Region; Accompanied by Reliable Maps and a Preliminary Treatise on the Pre-emption Laws of the United States

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1859. 12mo., (6 x 4 inches). Preliminary publisher's advertisement leaf and 4 leaves publisher's advertisements at end. Folding hand-colored engraved dual map of Nebraska and Kansas by Colton (sheet size, 29 x 18 inches) and folding engraved military map of Kansas ((17 2/8 x 30 4/8 inches to the neat line) (military map with a few short separations and some pale spotting along folds). Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover (slightly faded); brown quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider on the inside of the chemise, his sale "Collection of Historical Americana" 21st June 2005, lot 293. First edition, and a FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY. The first part is a handbook on Kansas Territory, probably written before the discovery of gold. The second part comprises an appendix that also is directed to the settler and to preemption laws on public lands. The hand-colored dual map depicts "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region". The second (on the same sheet as the first) and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana and as far west as Salt Lake. Many of the advertisements at end are for rail routes to the Pike's Peak gold region. "The authors were correspondents for eastern newspapers. Redpath, a rabid abolitionist, came to Kansas Territory soon after it was established. Hinton came in 1856 as a correspondent for the Boston Traveller (Dary Kanzana 74). The handbook provides a good overview of Kansas: informing the reader on how to get there; and what supplies to bring. There is a broad description of natural resources and individual chapters on towns such as Leavenworth and Topeka. The second part of the book features the gold regions of the Rocky Mountains, reflecting the current Colorado Gold Rush, 1858-1861. In July of 1858 a party lead by William Russell prospected 622 grams of gold in the present day Denver suburb of Englewood. When news reached east of this discovery the gold rush began in earnest. Approximately 100,000 people went west to participate in the gold rush under the motto "Pikes Peak or Bust!". The gold rush meant the entry of the first substantial European American population in this area. "In 1855 Redpath moved to Kansas Territory, where he reported on events for the 'St. Louis Missouri Democrat', the 'Chicago Tribune', the 'New York Tribune', and other northern papers. In 1857 he briefly edited his own newspaper, the 'Doniphan (Kans.) Crusader of Freedom'. During these years, Redpath became a close associate of John Brown in the campaign to make Kansas Territory a free state. In 1858 Brown encouraged Redpath to move to Boston to help rally support for Brown's plan to incite a southern slave insurrection. After the failure of Brown's attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Redpath participated in unsuccessful efforts to rescue captured raiders. Soon after, Redpath wrote the first biography of the executed abolitionist, 'The Public Life of Capt. John Brown' (1860). This work was uncompromisingly sympathetic toward its subject and helped secure for Brown a lasting reputation as a martyr for freedom" (John R. McKivigan for ANB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Report of the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, and Between the Latter Place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan

      Toronto, John Lovell, 1859. . Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly. Bound (rebacked) in half black morocco and red cloth with a white paper label stamped in black pasted onto the front cover and the spine is stamped in gilt. Folding map of North America, folding profile of the route by Grand Portage and the Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake, and folding map of the region between Fort William on Lake Superior and the Great Saskatchewan River at rear. Book condition: Very good condition

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      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859.  First illustrated edition, second issue, 21.5 x 15.5cm (4to), in publisher's navy ribbed-morocco grain cloth w/elaborate gilt title & design to covers & spine (designed by Albert Warren, w/his gilt monogram to spine), 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.  Due to the incongruous nature of the designs in the 1857 edition, some sheets remained unsold & were issued w/cancelled titlepages in 1859--the difference between this & the 1859 reprint is determined by the fr. cover's design.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final few leaves, fore-edge of frontis a bit chipped, & lt. tidemarks to lower corners of final 50 leaves).  Ball 164.

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      Firenze: G. Barbera. Very Good. 1859-96. Hardcover. 17 Titles (18 Vols) , mostly Italian literary authors, but also some religious works and historical treatises. Thick 16mo. Matching contemporary limp vellum, gilt-decorated spines, with sewn-in ribbon page markers. Red, pink, and white marbled endpapers. Gilt top edges. Very good, covers a little bowed. Blue pencil/crayon notation to titles (sometimes also to frontis margins or tissue guards). Minor foxing in some volumes. Includes: ++ POESIE DI FRANCESCO REDI con le Annotazioni al Bacco in Toscana. Firenze: Barbera, Bianchi E. C. , 1859. ++ LIRICI DEL SECOLO XVIII. G. Carducci compiler. 1871. ++ NOVELLE DI AGNOLO FIRENZUOLA Seguita Dai Discorsi Delle Bellezze Delle Donne e dai Discorsi degli Animali. A cura di O. Guerrini. 1886. ++ DRAMMI SCELTI DI PIETRO METASTASIO… 2 Vols. 1887. ++ RIME E LETTERE DI VITTORIA COLONNA Marchesana di Pescara. 1860. ++ VIAGGI IN TERRA SANTA di Lionardo Frescobaldi e d Altri del Segolo XIV. 1862. ++ IL CATALINARIO E IL GIUGURTINO di C. Crispo Sallustio. Translated (to Italian) by Fra Bartolommeo. 1863. ++ Vittorio Alfieri. SATIRE E POESIE MINORI. 1863. ++ Giovanni Boccacci. LA FIAMMETTA. 1864. ++ ORZIONI ED ELOGI DI PIETRO GIORDANI. Compiled by Adolfo Borgognoni. 1890. ++ Guido Mazzoni (editor). EPIGRAMMI ITALIANI. 1896. ++ SAGGIO STORICO SULLA RIVOLUZIONE DI NAPOLI [1799] di Vincenzo Coco Premessavi la Vita dell’ Autore scritta di Mariano d’Ayala. 1865. ++ VIAGGI DI FRANCESCO CARLETTI a lui Raccontati in Dodici Ragionamenti e Novamente Editi da Carlo Gargiolli. 1878. ++ Torquato Tasso. LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA. 1887. ++ Thomas a Kempis. DELLA IMITAZIONE DI CRISTO di Tommaso Kempis libri Quattro. Translated to Italian by Antonio Cesari. 1896. ++ Cornelius Tacitus. LE STORIE LA GERMANIA, LA VITA D’AGRICOLA E IL DIALOGO DELLA PERDUTA ELOQUENZA di C. Cornelio Tacito. Translated (to Italian) by Bernardo Davanzati. ++ Niccolo Machiavelli. DISCORSI SOPRA LA PRIMA DECA DI TITO LIVIO. 1864. .

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      sp;- London -John Murray, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Samuel Smiles' pioneering and influential work on self-improvement. Not seen at auction since 1983. Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and reformer. The origins of this work, Smiles' most famous, lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. Routledge rejected publishing Self-Help in 1855. Twenty years later Smiles was seated next to George Routledge at a dinner, and he said to him: And when, Dr. Smiles, are we to have the honour of publishing one of your books Smiles replied that Mr. Routledge had had the honour of rejecting Self-Help. Although John Murray was willing to publish Self-Help on a half-profits system, Smiles rejected this as he did not want the book to lose its anecdotes. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. Bound by Edmonds and Remnants of London, with a binder's label to rear pastedown. Publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth-covered binding. Externally, worn with bumping to extremities. Splitting to joints and loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright butwith foxing throughout, though heavy only to first and last few pages. Overall: FAIR.

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        Map of Orange and Rockland Co.s New York

      Philadelphia:: Corey & Bachman,. 1859.. Very good condition. Very striking large detailed early wall map on its original wood rollers, of two important Hudson River counties of New York, with many insets of town plans, and 6 steel plate engraved views of residences of notable citizens, including Cliffside, the residence of D. Carson Jr. of Cornwall, and Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh. Showing towns along the Hudson River from Snedens Landing in the south to Danskammer in the north. With numerous insets of town plans, including a very large plan of Newburgh, most with Business Directory. Other town insets include Port Jervis, Middletown, Montgomery, Newburgh, Warren, Bellvale, Buttermilk Falls, New Windsor, Warwick, Spring Valley, North Haverstraw, Edenville, Piermont, Nyack, Washingtonville, Canterbury, Denton, Sugar Loaf, Goshen, Garnerville, Tappantown, Monroe, Walden, Upper Nyack, Chester, West Point, and Cornwall Landing.& Mounted on linen, with a small approximately one inch flap at the top of the Piermont inset; about normal surface cracking for a map of this age, usual toning to varnish. 62 x 64". & & For its detailed up-to-date information on these New York counties, and its decorative appeal, this is one of the more striking pre-Civil War maps of the Hudson River region.

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        Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1859. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xiv, 492; xi, [1], 496; 5 folding maps, 20 colored lithographs, plus a number of wood-engraved illustrations in the text; contemporary 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; spines slightly sunned; very good and sound. "In 1857 Oliphant became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China. He went with Elgin to Calcutta when the outbreak of the mutiny made it necessary to change the destination of the Chinese force. He then accompanied Elgin to Hongkong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin" (DNB). Cordier, Sinica, 2376; Japonica, 546.

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      Edinburgh & London. 1859.. 210pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, leather label, raised bands. Bit rubbed, covers bit faded. Pencil corrections in the text, possibly by the author. A very good copy. The author was a captain in the Royal Navy. Osborn describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery at Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as the customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan. CORDIER, BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 541.

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        "A Sixth Memoir upon Quantics," extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90

       First edition of the seminal paper (extracted from the 1859 Philosophical Transactions) in which Arthur Cayley laid ?the foundations of non-euclidean geometry? (Pierpont, ?Cayley?s Definition of Non-Euclidean Geometry,? American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 1931, 117). In order to unite ?Metrical Geometry? and ?Projectice Geometry,? Cayley introduced metrics into projective geometry by means of a fixed, embedded conic called the absolute; in other words, he introduced ?imaginary? element to metrical properties. Cayley ?he set himself the task of ?establishing the notion of distance upon purely descriptive principles.? He showed that, with the ordinary idea of distance, it can be rendered projective by reference to the circular points and a line at infinity -- and that the same is true of angles. Not content with this, he suggested a new definition of distance, as the inverse sine or cosine of a certain function of the coordinates; with this definition, the properties usually known as metrical become projective properties, having reference to a certain conic, called by Cayley the Absolute. (The circular points are, analytically, a degenerate conic, so that ordinary Geometry forms a particular case of the above.) He proves that, when the Absolute is an imaginary conic, the Geometry so obtained for two dimensions is spherical Geometry? (Russell, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry). ?The fundamental notions in metrical geometry are the distance between two points and the angle between two lines. Replacing the concept of distance by another, also involving ?imaginary? elements, Cayley provided the means for unifying Euclidean geometry and the common non-Euclidean geometries into one comprehensive theory? (Bell in Men of Mathematics). Extracted from The Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 149, Part I, 1859, pp. 61-90). CONDITION & DETAILS: Clean, bright, and in near fine condition.

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      Washington D.C., New York, and various places. 1859-1883.. In all, eighteen autograph letters, mostly signed, various sizes, approximately [50]pp. written; eighteen secretarial copies of reports on the President's condition; news clippings and broadside extras; autograph album with thirty-nine signatures; and engraved portrait of Garfield. Octavo to folio. Condition noted on individual items below. All laid into a three-quarter black morocco drop box. This remarkable collection contains manuscripts and printed material relating to the death of President James Garfield and the life and trial of his assassin, Charles Guiteau. Highlights include five autograph letters and manuscripts by Guiteau, including one of the earliest known letters and a chilling jailhouse manuscript written shortly before his execution; extensive autograph material by the lead prosecutor, James K. Porter, including one of his trial notebooks and a draft of his counter to Guiteau's "Unsound Mind" defense; the autograph draft of the bulletin announcing Garfield's death by head surgeon Dr. D.W. Bliss; a letter from defense counsel George Scoville to Porter; an extraordinary correspondence between Porter and trial observer Frederick Douglass; an autograph album with the signatures of Guiteau, attorneys, jurors, and other notables attending the trail; letters by Postmaster General Thomas L. James and Speaker of the House J. Warren Keifer conveying their firsthand accounts of Garfield's condition on the day of the shooting; and a moving letter by Lucretia Garfield, still in mourning several years after her husband's death. James Garfield (1831-81), twentieth president of the United States, was born into poverty in northern Ohio. Through perseverance and natural ability he escaped the hardships of his youth, eventually attending Williams College in Massachusetts, where he received his B.A. in 1856. He returned to Ohio to take up a professorship of ancient languages at Hiram College and was later named president of the school. Garfield entered politics on an anti- slavery platform, winning a seat to the Ohio legislature in 1859. His exemplary service during the Civil War boosted his political stock and he won the first of nine consecutive victories for a seat in Congress from 1862. Garfield emerged from the highly factious 1880 Republican convention as his party's compromise nominee for president, a position he was not even actively seeking. Garfield's brief presidency was largely consumed with the political infighting of the "Stalwart" faction of his party lead by rival Roscoe Conkling. On July 2, 1881, Garfield entered the Baltimore & Potomac railroad station with the intention of traveling to his alma mater, Williams College, and then on to a much-needed vacation. On the platform he was ambushed by Charles Guiteau, a disturbed man with fanciful notions of his own abilities and importance, who unloaded two bullets into the President's back. Garfield would linger for months, stoically enduring the unsterile exploratory surgeries of his doctors, who tried in vain to locate one of the assassin's bullets. Daily bulletins on the President’s health were sent out to an anxious nation which, for the first time since before the Civil War, felt united in a shared grief. Garfield finally succumbed on September 19, the victim of an infection undoubtedly introduced by his doctors. Guiteau (1841-82) was a disappointed and delusional office-seeker who believed his work on behalf of the Republican Party had earned him, through the spoils system, the right to a top diplomatic position. He came to politics after failing in law, publishing, evangelism, bill collecting, and public lecturing. Other than six years spent at the utopian Oneida Community, he was almost always on the move, frequently skipping town without paying his room and board. Roundly disliked and mistrusted, he supported himself by fraud, thievery, and deceit, yet was possessed of a maniacal belief that God had some great purpose for his life. He was eventually convinced that God wished him to assassinate Garfield in order to unite a feuding Republican Party and save the Union. His trial was one of the most sensational in the nation's history and one of the first and most notorious uses of the insanity defense. Guiteau continuously interrupted the proceedings with his wild outbursts, despite which the jury rejected his insanity defense and convicted him after only an hour and a half of deliberation. He was hanged on June 30, 1882. An unprecedented collection in terms of the scope and significance of its content, with deep autograph and manuscript material covering all aspects of Garfield's death and the following trial. This is certainly the greatest single offering concerning Garfield's assassination to be on the market, and it rivals or surpasses all of the major institutional collections devoted to the subject. A detailed inventory follows: I. CHARLES GUITEAU, assassin. Three of the following letters are to his sister Frances Scoville. She and her husband George (who would act as Guiteau's defense council) for a time provided Guiteau with shelter and money. In one notable example of his violent outbursts, Guiteau threatened Frances with an axe. 1) Autograph letter, signed ("Chas J. Guiteau"), to his sister Frances. Ann Arbor. Nov. 6 1859. 4pp., pen and ink. Formerly folded, signs of mounting at top edge. Eighteen-year-old Guiteau describes life at college, urges his sister to embrace the Christian faith, and declares his sympathies with the Oneida Community. A very early letter; earliest letters at auction are from the 1870s. 2) Autograph letter, signed ("C.J. Guiteau"), to his sister Frances. Oneida Community. Aug. 9, 1861. 2pp. pen and ink. Formerly folded, small tear at top edge, signs of mounting at top edge. Writing from the Oneida Community, Guiteau offers some of his religious views and shares his concern for his sister's soul: "I pray that God may open your mind and heart to the great and glorious truths of 'Bible Communism'...." 3) Autograph letter fragment, unsigned, to his sister Frances. New York. May 20, 1867. 2pp. pen and ink on paper. Signs of mounting at upper edge. Guiteau describes his life as a bachelor in New York City ("on the whole it is a rather *cold* way [to live]"), mentioning a room at 29th and 4th and a trip uptown to Harlem. Includes some religious ramblings and theodicy: "If we receive not afflictions than [sic] are we *bastards* indeed and not Sons of God." 4) Autograph draft petition to the Court of Common Pleas, City and County of New York, signed ("Charles J. Guiteau") and docketed "Guiteau's copy." New York. Jan. 5, 1874. 1 1/2pp. pen and ink on paper. Formerly folded, a few edge tears. An earlier example of Guiteau acting in his own defense in a case brought by Stephen English. In 1874, Guiteau spent a month in the Tombs for not paying rent on his law office space. 5) Autograph manuscript, signed ("Charles Guiteau"). United States Jail, Washington, D.C. April 13, 1882. 3pp. pen and ink on paper, written on rectos only. Formerly folded, edges frayed, mended tears. On dealings with his brother-in-law and defense council, George Scoville, whom he accuses, in his paranoid way, of mishandling his case ("the most important criminal case of the century"). Guiteau dismisses Scoville and appoints Charles H. Reed in his stead. Also mentions his father (who "ran me into that stinking Oneida Community when a boy") and his ex- wife ("a poor, uneducated girl without position or friends"). II. JOHN K. PORTER, PROSECUTOR (autograph letters are assumed to be drafts or retained copies). Porter (1819- 92) was a prominent trial lawyer and judge involved in three of the most sensational criminal trials of the 19th century: as defense attorney for John Brown after Harper's Ferry; defending Henry Ward Beecher against charges of adultery in Tilton vs. Beecher; and the United States v. Guiteau. Porter successfully argued against Guiteau's "insanity defense," winning a conviction for the prosecution. Insanity was poorly understood at the time, and Guiteau's conviction exposed flaws in the prevailing method of determining legal insanity, the M'Naughten Rule. This collection contains notes on Porter's counter to the insanity defense as well as other examples of his trial notes. Most interesting in this collection is his correspondence with Frederick Douglass. Porter writes a withering letter to Douglass, wrongly accusing the abolitionist and Garfield supporter of being in sympathy with the defense. Douglass responds to the obviously false charge and acquits himself, supposing Porter has been told "a hell black lie." The correspondence is as follows: 6) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Frederick Douglass, the original letter, as returned to Porter. Washington, D.C. Dec. 28, 1881. 3pp., with accompanying envelope. Porter expresses his dismay at Douglass' sympathy with the assassin as reported in the media: "[I was] brought to the conclusion that every slave should be a freeman, by our eloquent speech at the City Hall in Albany, it has sadly disappointed me to learn through the public press, I am sure unjustly, that your sympathy is with the murderer. I do not personally believe it; but your prominent position, as the pre- eminent representation of the colored race, leads me to suffer the question, whether you can afford to go down to posterity as the defender of such a diabolical murder....You will pardon me for saying that your reported utterances, have not been in keeping and harmony with your utterances in the case of my old client John Brown, who has made his name immortal by utterances which will ring through all succeeding centuries...." 7) Autograph letter, signed ("Fredk Douglass"), from Frederick Douglass to John K. Porter, with a postscript initialed "F.D." Washington, D.C. Dec. 29, 1881. 2pp. Douglass denies any sympathy with the assassin: "I am in doubt as to whether I ought to answer your note of this morning. If I did not know something of your high and honorable character, I should treat it with silent contempt. I am surprised and astonished...Judge Porter, you have been grossly imposed upon by somebody. Any one who has told you that I have done anything or that I will do anything, or that I wish to do anything to avert a conviction has to led you a *hell-black* lie. I am utterly at a loss to know upon what grounds of assurance you could make such a statement to me...." Douglass adds a postscript: "I shall be glad to converse with you at any time as to my views and feelings as to the case of the assassin. I have made no statements to the newspapers, and have seen none ascribed to me, such as you describe. I have no fear of going 'down to posterity as a defender of such a diabolical murder' and there is no ground for such fears...." 8) Autograph notes on the Guiteau trial. 11pp. pen and ink and pencil in a stapled graph-paper notebook. 12mo. A few ink stains. Possibly notes for the opening or closing statement by the prosecution. "Expected pardon....Had studied Wilkes booth....Is cowardice peculiar to insanity....His hands are bloody, & he asks you to bring yourself to the same hue...." 9) Autograph notes on the "Unsound Mind" defense. 2pp. pen and ink on paper. Formerly folded, a few stains. Draft of the prosecution’s handling of Guiteau's insanity defense: "No man of sound mind, in popular sense, ever committed a murder. No man of perfectly Sound Mind ever ravished a defenseless girl...." 10) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Colonel F.S. Waldron. New York. Nov. 2, 1881. 1 1/2pp. Asking for suggestions in prosecuting the case. 11) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Chauncey B. Ripley. Washington, D.C. Nov. 29, 1881. [1]p. Formerly folded. "It would be monstrous, if in the 19th. Century, a deliberate and foreplanned murder could be justified by a pretense of the assassin [sic], that he had the Power of Attorney from the Deity to commit it." 12) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Austin Abbot. Washington, D.C. Dec. 15, 1881. 2pp. Formerly folded. Comments on the medical evidence given at the trial with Abbot's help. 13) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to George B. Corkhill. Washington, D.C. Jan. 26, 1882. 2pp. Formerly folded, lightly soiled. Congratulations on a well-handled trial. 14) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Lucien Brock Proctor. New York. Feb. 15, 1882. 2 1/2pp. Formerly folded. Congratulations on the trial, commendation of Proctor's Bench and Bar of New York. 15) Autograph letter, signed ("John K. Porter"), to Edwin A. Merritt. New York. Feb. 20, 1882. 2pp. Formerly folded, stained and wormed in upper portion affecting a few letters. On the feeling in England about the assassination. 16) GUITEAU TRIAL. CLOSING SPEECH TO THE JURY OF JOHN K. PORTER. [Washington, D.C. 1882]. Self-wrappers. Some foxing on first few leaves, edges frayed. Printed pamphlet. Inscribed by Porter to his nephew, John Porter Leland, Jr. 17) Autograph letter draft (ends mid-sentence), unsigned, to George Scoville. New York. Feb. 1, 1883. [1]p. "The trial was somewhat memorable, and though we happened to be professionally opposed, I cannot forbear to express my sense of the marked ability with which you conducted the defense, though, with my fixed conviction I am unable to think any living lawyer could have rendered it more effective." III. MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS 18) Autograph letter, signed ("John Wells"), from John Wells to "Judge" John K. Porter. Providence, R.I. [1]p. Formerly folded. Offers some assistance to Porter on how to formulate his arguments. 19) Autograph letter, signed ("Geo. Scoville"), from George Scoville to John K. Porter. Chicago. Feb. 15, 1883. 2pp. on his law office stationery. Formerly folded. Exchange of photographs and documents for a publication on the trial. 20) Autograph letter, signed ("Lucretia R. Garfield"), from Lucretia Garfield to Miss Larcom. Cleveland, Oh. Dec. 2, 1887. 2 1/2pp. on mourning stationery. Formerly folded, mended at central fold. "I cannot yet understand why the great life that made my world so beautiful - so filled it with a sunshine that seemed from Heaven [–] should have been snatched away: but it may be I shall yet know - if not here, then hereafter." IV. PRESIDENT GARFIELD'S FIGHT FOR LIFE 21) Autograph letter, signed ("Thos. L. James"), from Thomas L. James, regarding the President's condition, written on the day of the shooting. Washington, D.C. [July 2, 1881]. [1]p. pen and ink on Executive Mansion stationery. "At six o'clock Dr. Bliss attending surgeon says the condition of the President to be very critical." James was Postmaster General under Garfield. 22) Autograph letter, signed ("J. Warren Keifer"), to Carrie E. Howland. Springfield, Oh. July 9, 1881. 2pp. (8 x 5 inches). In a tan half morocco folding case. Keifer was a prominent Ohio Republican, and at the time of the shooting was Speaker of the House. "You ask about the Prest. When I saw him and his dreadful wound on the 2nd - the day he was shot - I thought in common with Genl Sherman & others then about him that the President could live but a few hours at farthest. Now I think he may recover. The wound seemed necessarily mortal, but the prayers of a nation of 50,000000 of people for the Presidents [sic] recovery are about to be answered by a never deserting Providence...." 23) Reports on the condition of the President, consisting of secretarial copies of twelve telegrams by James Gillespie Blaine as Secretary of State to James Russell Lowell, the American Minister in London, July - Aug. 24, 1881; six telegrams by Robert R. Hitt, Assistant Secretary of State, to Lowell, Aug. 11-16, 1881; and nineteen news clippings from the same period. 24) Fair copy of the Sept. 1, 1881 bulletin on Garfield's health, signed by the attending physicians, including head doctor D.W. Bliss. [Elberon, N.J.]. 12:30 p.m., Sept. 1, [1881]. [1]p. pencil on paper. "The state of the wound remains the same...." 25) Autograph draft of "The Last Bulletin" by Dr. D.W. Bliss, describing Garfield's death. [Elberon, N.J.]. 11:30 p.m. Sept 19, 1881. [1]p. pencil on paper, with corrections and deletions, small dark smudge in lower left margin. "The President died at 10:35 p.m....." V. SIGNATURES 26) Guiteau trial autograph album. [Washington, D.C. January 1882]. With thirty-nine autograph signatures of notable participants. A second- generation photograph of the jury laid in. Original gold-stamped sheep, a.e.g. Worn, a few leaves loose. Autographs include those of Charles Guiteau ("In God We Trust. / Charles Guiteau / January 10 - 1882 / In Court / Washington D.C."); presiding judge Walter S. Cox; defense councils George Scoville and Charles H. Reed; prosecutor John K. Porter; the twelve jurors; the warden and various guards; the newspaper artist, et al. 27) Clipped signature of James A. Garfield on a printed document, dated July 2, 1881. With clipped signature of Charles Guiteau attached, and a broadside reminiscence of the President's life. VI. EPHEMERA 28) JACKSONVILLE DAILY JOURNAL. Three broadside extras reporting the assassination. July 2, 1881. 29) Three broadside announcements of the assassination, and death of Garfield, plus a memorial card. Includes two copies of "The Last Bulletin." Elberon, N.J. Sept. 19, [1881]. 30) Two bank drafts, one made out to Guiteau (a joke, made out for $25,000), the other to George Scoville ($1, "after the execution of G.J. Guiteau"). Jan. 19 and 31, 1882. 31) THE LIFE AND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD, TOGETHER WITH THE LIFE OF THE COWARDLY ASSASSIN, GUITEAU. Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., [1883]. Green printed wrappers with portrait of Garfield. Edges of wrappers frayed, corners bumped. 32) Engraved portrait of Garfield. 5 x 4 inches, mounted on a card.

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        Arcana naturae ou recueil d'histoire naturelle

      Paris, Société Entomologique de France, and J. B. Baillière, 1859. Folio (43.9 x 31.7 cm). 132 pp., one allegorical engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates of which 11 nicely hand-coloured. Contemporary red morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt floral vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge speckled.* Rare and impressive publication in a very nice contemprary binding, with very broad margins, and fine illustrations mainly on Coleoptera, all drawn and painted by Nicolet and Lebrun. The beautifully engraved frontispiece shows a wonderful selection of wild animals. The work should perhaps be regarded as the first and only volume of a periodical, edited by the entomologist James Thomson (1828-1897), as it contains the following different subjects: the monographs of Thomson, "Essai synoptique sur la sous-tribu des Scarabaeitae vrais" et "Insectes de la region du Nil Blanc et deux curculionides" (Thomson wrote his original entomological publications in French); Nicolet's, "Mémoire sur les amibes a corps nu"; Buquet on "Un enre nouveau des coleoptères"; Chevrolat's, "plusieurs espèces de Rhopalophora", and "Essai monographique sur le genre Rhopalophora", one essay titled "Description d'une espèce nouvelle d'oiseau" (Cyrtonix sallei from Mexico) by Jules Verreaux, with one beautiful hand-coloured engraving by Oudart, and several other papers, mainly on Coleoptera too. First plate margin and a few text page margins thumbed, otherwise a fine clean copy. Horn-Schenkling, 22056; Nissen ZBI, 4119

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or a Few Attractive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals

      Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1859.. Third edition 1859 with many new illustrations by J. B., J. Stewart, and others. Folio, 330 x 210 mm, 12¾ x 8¼ inches, red cloth backed cream boards, hand coloured full page illustration of Solan geese on upper cover, yellow endpapers, engraved black and white extra title page repeating the cover illustration, 62 pages of description of the plates, 29 beautiful double page hand coloured plates, 3 page Classified Index of the subjects of the animal kingdom, figured or alluded to in this book, tipped onto the verso of the rear endpaper. The first 14 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 11 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 4 show snakes, sharks, fish and butterflies. Very small splits at top of hinges, 1 tiny split on upper hinge, margins slightly discoloured on upper cover, lower corners of both covers have a slight crease and are slightly worn, lower cover slightly stained, final text page lightly browned, very slight signs of handling to margins of some plates, otherwise plates clean and bright. A very good complete copy. First published in 1857 with 30 double page plates with slightly different content and only 18 pages of description. 10 of the plates in the first edition are not related to natural history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1859.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st one volume edition; 1st issue (Eckel, p. 86; Smith I, 13). viii, [2], 254 pp.. Modern 3/4 deep maroon leather binding, with marbled paper boards & eps, extra-gilt decorated spine. TEG.. Binding - Fine (front paste-down with Dickens centennial stamp. affixed). Text block - VG+. A very nice copy.. 16 illustrations by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne], including frontis & engraved t.p. All plates wonderfully sharp & clean.

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        Notes of lectures on "physiology," given at Univ. College . . . session 1859-60.

      1859-1860, London 1859 - Sharpey, William (1802-80). Notes of lectures on "physiology," given at Univ. College . . . session 1859-60. Manuscript notes and drawings in the hand of a student, Thomas F. H. Green. 4 unnumbered leaves, 361 numbered pages, approximately 100 blank pages at the end. [London,] 1859-60. 227 x 189 mm. 19th century half leather, marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, light wear, original plain gray wrappers bound in. Very good. Small stamp of the Birmingham Medical Institute on 2 or 3 leaves. Sharpey was appointed professor of anatomy and physiology at University College in 1836; he was the first to teach a complete course of physiology and minute anatomy at an English medical school. He was the author of two classic papers on cilia and ciliary motion (see Garrison-Morton 600 and 603) and discovered the "fibers of Sharpey" in bone tissue (see Garrison-Morton 545); he also edited the fifth through eighth editions of Jones Quain’s Elements of Anatomy. Through his pupils Sharpey was the founder of the British school of physiology; his students included Michael Foster, first professor of physiology at Cambridge University, and John Burdon-Sanderson, the first to occupy the Waynflete Chair of Physiology at Oxford. These lecture notes cover the blood, tissues of the body, vascular system, digestive system, respiration, brain and nervous system, organs of special senses and reproduction. The notes are written on rectos only; several versos contain neatly executed drawings in ink or pencil, many illustrating aspects of microanatomy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité de la folie [A Treatise on Madness] (Traduction inédite manuscrite de Théophile Archambault provenant de la bibliothèque personnelle de René Sémelaigne.

      In-folio demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos lisse orné et gravé à froid de filets ; Précieux exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de René Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque personnelle sur la page de titre. 90 pages manuscrites de traduction. - - - JOHN MASON COX : Practical observations on the insanity and considerations on the manner of treating diseases of the human mind (London, 1813), [Observations pratiques sur la folie et considérations sur la manière de traiter les maladies de l'esprit, avec des remarques sur la médecine légale relative aux aliénés], 187 pages manuscrites de traduction. DAVID SKAE : Rapport annuel de l'Hospice Royal pour les alénés établi à Edimbourg année 1850, 64 pages de traduction manuscrite. [Royal Edinburgh Hospital The foundation of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital was triggered by the death in Bedlam, at the age of 24, of the poet Robert Fergusson. His medical attendant Dr Andrew Duncan, was so moved by the poet's plight that he resolved to fund a hospital in Edinburgh where the mentally ill could be humanely looked after. The first to hold that office was Dr William Mackinnon. Under Mackinnon's direction patients were encouraged to use whatever trade or skill they possessed. Dr Mackinnon was succeeded in 1846 by Dr David Skae, who was interested in the classification of mental illness. His lectures to medical students helped to establish the Asylum's reputation as a postgraduate training centre. In 1873 Skae was succeeded by Dr Thomas Clouston. - - - PLINY EARLE Asile de Bloomindgale à New York. 78 pages de traductions manuscrites. Pliny Earle (1809-1892), surintendant du Bloomingdale Asylum à New York, voyage en Europe dans les années trente. Il visite et décrit des asiles d'aliénés en Angleterre, en France, en Italie, en Allemagne et en Turquie, et publie même des détails au sujet d'institutions à Athènes, Constantinople, Malte et La Havane . Il s'incline devant les «distingués pionniers modernes, Pinel et Tuke» et des allusions au «noble philanthrope Pinel » parsèment ses écrits. À Paris, il visite Bicêtre et la Salpêtrière, puis Charenton où Esquirol le reçoit très aimablement et où ils s'entretiennent au sujet de divers asiles existants. Car Esquirol, contrairement à Pinel, avait lui-même voyagé : en 1821, pour voir le fameux village de Geel en Belgique, puis à Bayreuth chez le docteur Langermann, et enfin en Italie. Il avait publié dans les Archives générales de médecine des « Notes » sur les asiles de Moscou, Saint-Pétersbourg et Aversa, près de Naples. Dans un entretien de plus d'une heure, rapporte Pliny Earle, Esquirol lui « posa de nombreuses questions au sujet des asiles aux États-Unis, s'intéressant beaucoup au progrès dans le traitement des aliénés, de notre côté de l'Atlantique ». Je ne connais pas de psychiatre français qui ait visité les asiles américains à cette époque. Les premiers psychiatres américains s'informent à l'étranger, mais ils font également partie des treize premiers surintendants des hôpitaux d'état qui organisent en 1844, à Philadelphie, une association nationale, Association of Medical Superintendants of American Institutions for the Insane. La même année, ils commencent à publier le American Journal of Insanity (Jean Garrabé : « La psychiatrie arrive en Amérique). Théophile Archambault ( 19 Février 1806 ? 2 Décembre 1863) était un Français psychiatre qui était originaire de Tours. Il a étudié à Angers et Paris , et plus tard sous le psychiatre Jean-Étienne Esquirol Dominique (1772-1840) à Paris. En 1840, il devient l'assistant de François Leuret (1797-1851) à l'hôpital Bicêtre, et peu après il est de chargé de la réorganisation de l'asile de Maréville à Nancy (ou s'est également illustré Bendict-Augustin Morel qui y décrira les cas décrits dans ses Etudes Cliniques) . Il a passé sept ans à Nancy, où il a également donné des cours sur les troubles mentaux à l'école secondaire de la médecine. En 1848, il succède à Achille-Louis Foville Très bon couverture rigide Signé par l'auteur

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        Histoire de l'Empereur Napoleon

      Chez J. - J. Dubochet et Cie éditeurs 1859 In ottavo

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        Les premières Armes de Figaro. Pièce en trois actes, mêlée de chant. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, le 27 septembre 1859 pour l'ouverture du théâtre Déjazet.

      A la Librairie Théâtrale 1859 1 vol. in-12 br., A la Librairie Théâtrale, Paris, 1859, 3 ff. (faux-titre, titre, dédicace), 114 pp. Une vraie rareté : racheté en 1859 par la comédienne Virigine Déjazet désireuse d'offrir au jeune Victorien Sardou un cadre digne de son talent, l'ancien café concert "Folies-Mayer" devenu "Théâtre Déjazet" ouvre le 27 septembre 1859 sur cette pièce, ici en édition originale. Avec le beau feuillet de dédicace de Victorien Sardou à Virginie Déjazet : "A qui dédier cette oeuvre, si ce n'est à vous, madame, qui en êtes l'âme et la vie ? - Comme l'enfant des contes de fées, j'ai trouvé, sur ma route, une marraine dont la baguette enchantée m'ouvre la porte obstinément fermée, et je veux que son nom magique, écrit en tête de ce livre, fascine encore mon lecteur et désarme sa critique"... Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée avec manque au dos en tête, qq. rouss., de la bibliothèque de l'historien et critique musical et théâtral Albert Soubies). Vicaire, VII, 959 Français

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        Les âmes mortes. Traduit du russe par Ernest Charrière.

      Paris, L. Hachette, 1859, in-16, br. edit., pp. (4), XXXI, 346, (2), (4), XXXII, 367, 4. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione francese.

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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES. Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo di... précédés d?un Essai sur la gravure sur bois par M. Amb. Firmin Didot.

      Firmin Didot 1859 2 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 10, (468), 18; (558), 20, leg. t. tela edit. con tit. e fregi impressi a secco e in oro ai piatti e ai d. Con 513 tavv. inc. raffiguranti uomini e donne in costume, accompagnate da una pagina descrittiva dove il testo è incorniciato da bel fregio con racemi e grottesche. Celebre e monumentale trattato sui costumi del vecchio e nuovo Mondo: vi sono raffigurati abiti maschili e femminili di varie epoche e paesi, il primo vol. è interamente dedicato all?Italia. Il Vecellio era pittore allievo di Tiziano, nonché suo nipote. Bell?esempl. [027]

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      , Paris, Fimrin Didot, 1859.** 1859 Relié, demi-maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos orné de fil. fleurisse doré et titre doré, dos à nerfs (4), dos jauni, 2 frontispices, page de garde marbré, 14,5x23cm, s.p. (+/-1026pp)(37), illustré n/b. Texte français/ italienne. Précédés d'un essai sur la gravure sur bois par Firmin Didot. Illustré avec 513 planches hors-texte de costumes.

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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'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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        Illustrations of the Spires and Towers of the Mediaeval Churches of England - 3 vols in 1

      London John Weale and Ackermann & Co 1859. G condition without dust jacket. Ex- lib Newcastle Public Library copy in modern rebind. Stained plate borders (occasionally impinging.) Reprint Library rebound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt ii, 12pp; 22pp + lists of plates :: Volume I - spires - 26 full-page plates; volume II - Towers - 26 full-page plates; volume III - supplemental - 20 full-page plates :: 560mm x 360mm (22" x 14")

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      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1859.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1st one volume edition; 1st issue (Eckel, p. 86; Smith I, 13). viii, [2], 254 pp.. Modern 3/4 deep maroon leather binding, with marbled paper boards & eps, extra-gilt decorated spine. TEG.. Binding - Fine (front paste-down with Dickens centennial stamp. affixed). Text block - VG+. A very nice copy.. 16 illustrations by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne], including frontis & engraved t.p. All plates wonderfully sharp & clean.

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        Richesses ornithologiques du midi de la France, ou description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins

      Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy 1859 In 4° (cm 31x24), pp. 547, 20 tavv.; m/pelle con angoli, ds. (restaurato) con nervi, tit. in oro su tass., tagli rossi; opera ill. da 20 splendide tavv. litografiche acquerellate da J. Susini, l'ultima delle quali è il bellissimo "Cygne de Bewick", difficile da trovare; lieve alone al margine inf. che interessa quasi tutte le pp. del testo ma non le tavv., qc. fior., rinforzi alle sguardie, strappi riparati a 2 tavv. 267/18

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        The North American Sylva; or a Description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Five Volumes.

      . 277 beautiful color plates(Michaux volumes contain 156 hand colored engravings, the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand colored lithographs). Bound in publisher's original hand tooled morocco stamped in brown and gilt. Minor dampstain to volume five affectting only the upper edge of the page of sixteen pages of text and only four plates. All five volumes are tight and the plates are extremely bright and well preserved. According to Sabin this work "is the most complete work of its kind, and is production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Card. Wild Rover

      This 1859 clipper card presents an iconic “sail beats steam” image - an increasingly desperate illusion propagated by the clipper ship industry. A fleet horseman (representing a speedy clipper ship) outpaces and even lassos the driver of a lumbering coal wagon (symbolizing a coal-fired steamship). Alas, the voyage advertised here was anything but speedy. Four times the Wild Rover passed Cape Horn, only to be blown back and forced to try again. She finally arrived in San Francisco almost six months after leaving New York. This card measures 6 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and is printed by Nesbitt & Co. of New York. Save for a minor spot of discoloration in the upper left margin, it is in fine condition.

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        Gran dizionario piemontese-italiano.

      Utet 1859 In-4. pp XVI, 1237, legatura recente in mezza pelle con titolo in oro.

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        Memoirs Of Benjamin Franklin. Two Volumes.

      Published by Derby & Jackson, N. Y. 1859.. Published in 1859, this is the Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, written by Franklin himself and continued by his grandson and others. Both volumes have been professionally restored with marbled end papers and one-quarter tan leather and matching cloth binding. Marbled edges on each volume. Illustrated. 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. Volume I, 624 pages; Volume II, 517 pages. Age foxing to free end papers and to some of the borders of the illustrations. Each volume is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Due to restoration books are in Near Fine condition. 1859 printing. ISBN: B0006RILBC. Book condition: Near Fine (NF). Book issued without a jacket. Binding is: 1/4 Leather. 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in.

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

      Prati, Ex. Giachetti - Pomba 1859/1871 9 volumi In-8, mezza pelle con titolo in oro. Insignificante menda ad un piatto, usuale brunitura al tomo 8. Opera completa in nove volumi, il nono è l'indice.

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        The North American Sylva; or a Description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Five Volumes.

      Philadelphia, Rice and Hart, 1859. . 277 beautiful color plates(Michaux volumes contain 156 hand colored engravings, the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand colored lithographs). Bound in publisher's original hand tooled morocco stamped in brown and gilt. Minor dampstain to volume five affectting only the upper edge of the page of sixteen pages of text and only four plates. All five volumes are tight and the plates are extremely bright and well preserved. According to Sabin this work "is the most complete work of its kind, and is production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        Early Voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: a Collection of Documents, and Extracts from early Manuscript Maps, illustrative of the History of Discovery on the Coasts of that vast Island, from the Beginning o

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1859, 1861.. xi, cxix, 200 pp; 13, [3 blanks], 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers; supplement in wrappers. First editions. Illus. with 5 maps (4 folding); supplement with 1 folding map. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 25. Eberstadt 107-152. Ferguson 12195 and 12198. Cox I: 26. From Spanish and Dutch sources and relating to Spanish and Dutch enterprises. Includes the extremely scarce supplement printed by the author and distributed privately to members of the Hakluyt Society: Extract from a letter addressed to Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., "On the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601..communicated to the Society of Antiquaries, by Richard Henry Major.."[London. 1861]. Spine sunned, chip to head, nick to joint, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise a very good unopened (uncut) copy; supplement also unopened, wrappers offset, edges browned, nick to fore edge.

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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].

      225, 2 pp.; 220, 4 pp.; 247, 1 pp. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreo sale 1036. Griffin 905. "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). 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.

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        [Historisk-topografisk beskrifning öfver Lunds stad och universitet.

      Sthlm, C. M. Thimgren, 1859.] 8:o. 48 s. Pappbd med titeletikett i skinn på främre pärmen (Hedberg). Oskuren. Ett blankt samtida omslag medbundet. I kassett. Med Gustaf Bernströms lilla monogramexlibris på främre pärmen.. Setterwall 5882. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 118. Oavslutat arbete av vilket endast dessa tre ark trycktes. Återfinns endast i en av Björck & Börjessons topografikataloger

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        Report of the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, and Between the Latter Place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan

      . Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly. Bound (rebacked) in half black morocco and red cloth with a white paper label stamped in black pasted onto the front cover and the spine is stamped in gilt. Folding map of North America, folding profile of the route by Grand Portage and the Pigeon River from Lake Superior to Rainy Lake, and folding map of the region between Fort William on Lake Superior and the Great Saskatchewan River at rear. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Narrativa de servios no libertar-se o Brazil da dominao portugueza.

      xv, 321 pp. 8vo. (23 cm). Blue pebbled cloth paneled in blind, gilt titles on spine, yellow endpapers. First edition. See Sabin 21274 (English Version). Phillips p. 34. Borba de Moraes I, 235. 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. 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.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES With illustrations by H. K. Browne.

      London. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly; And at the office of All the Year Round, 11, Wellington Street North. 1859. First edition, second issue state. 8vo. Bound in original full green calf, over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting red labels, gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. [x] + 254 pp. Illustrated by 16 engraved plates, including frontispiece and engraved title, with vignette. Occasional light foxing. Two light scuffs to upper board, otherwise a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4)

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        21 SOUTHERN ALMANACS. 1840 -1860 [21 Almanacs]

      Richmond, 1859. Quite a good collection of Soutthern almanac, all published in Richmond from 1839 to 1859, and all calculated by David Richardson of Louisa County. The Virginia and North Carolina Almanack for 1846 has loss to the title page; Warrock';s Virginia and North Carolina Almanack for 1851 has 1/2 of one page excised; and Warrock';s Virginia and North Carolina Almanack for 1858 has several pages excised. (Drake 14104; 14106; 14109; 14110; 14114; 14119; 14125; 14128; 14134; 14140; 14146; Swem 6239d; 6239e; 6239f; 6239g; 6239h.).

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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. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: 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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        Ueber die Natur der constitutionellsyphilitischen

      Berlin: Reimer, 1859. Virchow, Rudofl. Ueber die Natur der constitutionellsyphilitischen. 8vo.[2], 120pp.Folding lithographed plate. 228 x 136mm. Half antique morocco, original front wrapper bound in, uncut. Foxing but a very good copy. Signature on title & bookplate. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of Garrison-Morton 2385.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 3pp, Hartford, Conn., April 27, 1857

      This is a beautifully handwritten letter to Mr. Austin. In this letter he refers to a forthcoming trip to South America. Two years after this letter, he produced his painting "Heart of the Andes" (1859), now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York City. He explains how he "attended to" his correspondent's "curiosities". "I had to pack them myself, as nobody else would have done it properly. I found most of the Alcohol evaporated from the jars which I replaced. I secured the stoppers and packed all in a box. I have my doubts about the Eel...I will find some place to store all of your trays safely...Shumway...has taken a new studio...and is doing very well...I am nearly dead with the great amount of work which I have had to do lately...Please tell Judge Skinner that I intend to undertake his pictures simultaneously after my return from South America...." Signed, "F.E. Church."

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        Skandinaviens Coleoptera. I-X. Synoptiskt bearbetade.

      Lund, 1859-1868. Komplett i 10 delar bundna i 5 volymer, (6) + 290 + (2) + 304; 278 + 269; 340 + 385; 409 + 394 + LXXV; 407 + 420 s. Senare halvklotband med marmorerade pärmar. (Hedbergband). 21 X 13 cm. Exlibris (Oscar Sjöberg, Per Persson). Delvis lagerfläckade.. svaf m-09 xö

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        Humbug: a look at some popular impositions. FIRST EDITION.

      New York: S.F. French & Co. 1859 Illus. Orig. illus. printed paper wrappers; some sl. creasing to back wrapper, otherwise fine.No copies on Copac;one copy on OCLC in Library of Congress. A book of humbug and the art of swindling. Including: Getting rich by lotteries, Petty swindling advertisements, The subscription dodge, How to fail and make money, The Love-Powder business, Modern astrology, &c.

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        A HANDBOOK FOR INDIA. Being an account of the three Presidencies, and of the overland route.

      Murray In-16 (mm. 175x115), 2 voll., tela edit., pp. (6),CXX,240; (4),591 (numeraz. continua) + 64 di pubblicita? dei Manuali Murray. L?opera e? corredata da 3 carte geografiche f.t., di cui 2 più volte ripieg.: ?Madras and the environs - Environs of Bombay - Town and fort of Bombay?. "Manca" la carta inserita nella tasca al risg. del vol. su Bombay. ?Murray's Guide to Madras and Bombay Presidencies for 1859 is in many ways the first modern guide book to India. The work encompasses a vast and fascinating range of topics, including meticulous descriptions of acceptable dress codes for European males and females and an exposition on ?the Manners of the Natives!? Today, the chief scholarly value of the book lies in its construction of Indian history, politics and culture from a 19th century European frame of reference?. "Rarissima edizione originale" di questa guida dedicata all?India e di cui furono pubblicate, sotto questo titolo, solo due parti: Madras e Bombay (cosi? precisa la British Library). Solo il piatto anteriore di un vol. un po? ammaccato, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Studies on Pascal by the late Alexander Vinet. Translated from the French with an Appendix of Notes, partly taken from the Writings of Lord Bacon and Dr. Chalmers by the Rev. Thomas Smith. FIRST APPEARANCE OF VINET'S PASCAL IN ENGLISH

      T&T Clark, Edinburgh, 1859. 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], some light age-marking to title, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, gilt back, yellow endpapers, uncut, backstrip lightly pulled at extreme headband else a remarkably bright, clean copy. First and only edition in English of Vinet's classic study, written whilst Professor of Theology at Lausanne. The work comprises: I. Part of a course of popular lectures on the French moralists, delivered at Basle in 1832-33; II-VII. From a course of lectures on the literature of the seventeenth century, delivered to the Academy of Lausanne in 1844 and 1845; VIII: a review of two works on the Life and Writings of Jacqueline Pascal; IX: a fragment dictated by Vinet on his deathbed; X: a reprint of three articles published in the Semeur in 1843.Extremely scarce, especially in this condition.

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        (Ed.) Itinerarium Thomæ Carve, Tipperariensis, sacellani majoris.

      Anglorum, Scotorum et Hibernorum sub exercitu Cæsareæ majestatis militantium, cum historia facti Butleri, Gordon, Lesly et aliorum. Nova editio, tres partes in uno volumine complectens, ad eidem optimorum exemplarium accurata, imagineque auctoris adornata; cui accedunt paucula quædam de vita itinerantis, necnon index generalis. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1859. 8vo. Engr. portrait,+ xxiv,+ 432 pp. Occasional light foxing. Some underlinings with red pencil in preface and bibliography. Small brown stain pp. 216-21. Somewhat worn contemporary half calf with sparsely gilt spine, top edge gilt. Thore Virgin's exlibris, signature and note: "RRR". Stamp from Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana. Cox I, p. 101. Setterwall 1872. Edition limited to 102 copies, of which 2 on vellum. Original editions of the different parts were printed between 1639 and 1646. This is however the first complete edition. Thomas Carve -or Carew- (c. 1590-1672), Irish priest from the county of Tipperary. He began to serve as an Army Chaplain with the Imperial German army sometimes before 1626 and left that service in 1643, in other words, he was an eye witness to the better part of the Thirty Years War. His books contain a mix of travels, history and curiosities

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        Norske Huldre-Eventyr og Folkesagn, fortalt. I. Anden forøgede Udgave. + Anden Samling (originaludgaven). [Komplet].

      Christiania, Steenballes Forlag, 1859 + Christiania, C.A. Dybwad, 1848. Orig. komp. blåt helshirtbd. m. særdeles rig forgyldning på forperm og ryg. En anelse slitage v. kapitæler og meget nænsom reparation v. bageste fals. Ryggen en anelse nusset, ellers et usædvanligt friskt ekspl. af originalbindet. Indvendig kun indimellem lettere brunplettet. Anden Samling med de 10 siders Glossarium samt errata-bladet.. Den yderst sjældne originaludgave af anden samling, indbundet sammen med den anden forøgede udgave af første samling i det sjældne, rigt udstyrede originalbind. Originaludgaven af første samling kom i 1845, og anden udgave af af anden samling kom i 1866. Dette banebrydende værk indeholder Asbjørnsens genfortællinger af sagn og folkeminder, som Asbjørnsen samlede på sine rejser til norske landsbygder, der netop havde denne indsamling til formål. Det var den første udgave, som indeholdt både sagn og eventyr, og den har sat sig tydelige spor i den norske litteratur.Betegnelsen "Huldreeventyr" er Asbjørnsens egen og betegner en helt nyfunden genre i litteraturen. Eventyrgenren havde i århundreder overlevet ved at eventyrene blev fortalt fra mund til mund, men litterært havde de aldrig vakt nogen seriøs interesse, førend nationalromantikken slog igennem. Asbjørnsen befinder sig midt i denne periode, og han besluttede sig for at forsøge at indsamle så mange af de folkekære sagn og eventyr som muligt og få dem udgivet i bogform. Da Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812 - 1885) med Jørgen Moe (1813 - 1882) begyndte at indsamle og udgive samlingerne med norske folkeeventyr i begyndelsen af 1840'erne, var det en stor begivenhed i norsk åndsliv. Den internationale anerkendelse strømmede til, og de norske eventyr blev pludselig regnet blandt de bedste i verden. Princippet for genfortællingerne var "fortæl som folket", og dette gjorde Moe fremragende, til gengæld var Asbjørnsen et ypperligt episk talent, og dette kommer mest frodigt til udtryk i hans "Norske Huldreventyr og Folkesagn", som tillige tydeligt var udtryk for tidens litterære stil og som derfor blev anerkendt som et større litterært værk med en utrolig gennemslagskraft. Den primære påvirkning udøvede eventyrerne, folkesagnene og folkeminderne ved deres norske sprogtone, og både sprogmæssigt og indholdsmæssigt har de været af afgørende betydning for nogle af de største norske forfattere (eksempelvis Ibsen og Bjørnson). Med udgangspunkt i skriftsproget, som dengang var dansk, fornorskedes skrivestilen ved bl.a. benyttelse af udpræget norske vendinger og ord til erstatning for de danske. Således påvirkede disse fortællinger udviklingen af det norske skiftsprog afgørende og lagde grundstenene til den norske opblødning af det danske sprog.Værket udkom senere i adskillige udgaver, alle reviderede og omarbejdede, både i Asbjørnsens levetid og efter hans død. I de reviderede udgaver foretog Asbjørnsen selv til stadighed fornorskninger, og denne fornorskning fortsatte i de utallige udgaver, der er udkommet efter hans død

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        Englische Geschichte, vornehmlich im sechszehnten und siebzehnten Jahrhundert, von Leopold Ranke. Band I-VII.

      Berlin; Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, 1859-1868. First edition. (1, 1 blank), 606 + (5, 1 blank), 569 (1 blank) + (3, 1 blank), 584 + (5, 1 blank), 496 + (6, 2 blank), 604 + [vi], 582 + [vi], 153 (1 blank) & 199 (1 blank) & 193 (1 blank) pp. 7 volumes in contemporary full calf, spines in 6 gilt compartments, 2 labels in green and brown leather with gilt titles. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards and boards´ edges ruled in gilt. Blind stamped owner signature on front free endpapers (Th. E. Petersen). Light foxing in margins of appr. 1/4 of the pages. Rubbed at extremities. The textblock in volume II is very slightly waved and a bit stiff, this caused by damp. A fine, attractive set of this scarce work. ''Ranke [...] envisaged three distinct levels of historical concern. The first, 'the investigation of the particular, even of the single point,' evokes what historians today call micro-history. The second, which shows how the particular its part of a 'larger context', is also visible in present-day historiography. The third level, concerned with 'the great totality' - with 'comprehending the whole' - is hidden, but the idea of it is familiar to us: it is the idea of grand narrative; of a unified history of humankind.'' (Allen Megill in: Frank Ankersmit/Hans Kellner (Eds.): A new Philosophy of History, London 1995, pp. 157-158)

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        Manuel De Conchyliologie et de Paleontologie Conchyliologique. Vols. I & II in I (complete): [In French];

      Paris, Librairie Victor Masson, 1859, 1862.. HARDBACK, blue half-calf with blue calf-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on spine, vignette title-page, pages: vii, 508, [i], 327, all edges speckled, text-figs. 1236 (some hand-coloured), 173mm x 262mm (6.75" x 10.25"), ex-academic library with usual plates and stamps, blind embossed stamps on covers, gilt embossed no. and ink letter on spine, covers very lightly used, some light pencilled marks, some light occasional spotting, small repair to one page fore-edge off set to others (not affecting text), otherwise a very fine copy.

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        Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo... paris, firmin-didot, 1859-60.

      Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. 9 + 513 tavole incise raffiguranti personaggi in costume + pp. 18 e 20 d'indici. Ogni tavola racchiusa da elegante cornice ed accompagnata da una pagina di testo con la spiegazione del soggetto. Solida ed elegante legatura di coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Rade fioriture, ma ottima conservazione. Manca (come quasi sempre accade) l'allegato opuscolo sull'origine dell'incisione xilografica annunciato dal frontespizio. Bell'edizione ottocentesca di questa classica opera che illustra e descrive i costumi e gli abiti di tutti i popoli del mondo. Cfr. Colas II, 2980.

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