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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'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], 'The drawing is correct, and the Colouring (considering the difficulty of the process & its cheapness) gives a good general idea of the painting.'" Marzio further adds that this lithograph is among his favorites, due to its importance in Peale'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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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

      London: John Murray,, 1859. A New Edition, carefully revised. With numerous engravings illustrative of the scenery, architecture, costume, and fine arts of that country. And a History of the Characteristics of Greek Art, by George Scharf. Quarto (242 × 161 mm). Handsome Harrow price binding of contemporary brown full calf, spine gilt in compartments, sides bordered with a double rule and fleurons gilt, a blind roll, and with a school crest gilt to front board, gilt roll to board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Numerous engraved illustrations on plates and in the text throughout. A few scratches and marks to covers, spine darkened, extremities lightly rubbed, very faint spotting to a few early leaves but otherwise internally fresh. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy of Christopher Wordsworth's comprehensive study of Greece. Nephew of the poet, Wordsworth was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge where he excelled in classics: in 1830 "he won the first chancellor's medal for classical studies and was immediately elected a fellow of Trinity and subsequently an assistant college tutor" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Italy and Greece "and made his mark in the field of inscriptions and exploration: in 1832 he went to Paestum and to Pompeii, where he was the first to decipher the graffiti... During a prolonged visit to Greece and the Ionian Islands he made a conjecture as to the site of Dodona which was later corroborated. He was the first Englishman to be presented to King Otho. Passing over the heights of Mount Parnes in deep snow, he and his party were attacked by brigands; Wordsworth was injured in the shoulder by a stiletto, but managed to escape capture. Two books of a pictorial and descriptive kind... followed his return." Later Bishop of Lincoln and a noted Anglican theologian.

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        A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

      London: John Murray 1859, 1st Edition.. () xxvii,403pp. + [3]pp. (ads dated january, 1860). Near fine. Octavo. Bound in 19th century full polished calf. Nicely gilt on spine with gilt board decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges to match. 17 plates (including frontispiece), folding facsimile and 4 maps (on 3 folding sheets. Folding map with minor professional repair to tear. A.B. 10558. Inscribed to Honable Henry G. Elliot with Lady Franklin's affect. Rememberance Dec. 16 1859. Elliot was a British Diplomat and probably one of Lady Franklin's many supporters. While copies of McClintock's book are not uncommon, Lady Franklin inscribed copies are now very scarce especially in nice condition. Account of the private British Franklin search expedition, under Francis Leopold McClintock in the 'Fox,' sponsored by Lady Franklin to determine how Franklin and his men had died. During the first season the ship became stuck in the ice in Melville Bay, the second season McClintock was able to successfully navigate the ice of Melville Bay and sailed into Lancaster Sound, visiting Beechey Island. Turned back by ice in Peel Sound, 'Fox' made an attempt to reach King William Island via Prince Regent Island and Bellot Strait, but had to put in for the winter at the eastern end of Bellot Strait. In the spring a number of sledge parties were sent out and conclusive proof of Franklin's fate was found..

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      New York: J.H. Colton, 1859.. 177pp. plus three maps on two folding sheets, and six pages of ads. 16mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth lightly rubbed and a bit stained, corners bumped. Neatly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down. In five instances page numbers have been neatly written or overwritten in ink. Very clean internally. Very good, with the maps in especially nice condition. In a half morocco box. A rare Colorado gold rush guide book with three important maps of the region. The text contains an account of the Kansas region, descriptions of the various routes, information on the gold discoveries in the Rockies, and advice on outfitting a trip to the gold fields. "Pre- emption" laws relate to land claims and are treated in an appendix. The first two maps, on one sheet and both outlined in color, are "Kansas and Nebraska" and "Nebraska and Kanzas. Showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region." The third map is "Military Map of Parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota by Lieut. G.K. Warren from Explorations made by him in 1855-57." The second and third maps are particularly significant, showing Denver, Montana, and as far west as Salt Lake. "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. Many of the advertisements at the rear are for rail routes to the Pike's Peak gold region. The Eberstadts describe this guide book as the "original 'Pike's Peak or Bust' overland guide." WAGNER- CAMP 343. HAFEN, PIKE'S PEAK GOLD RUSH GUIDEBOOKS OF 1859, 14. GRAFF 3437. HOWES R120, "aa." SABIN 68526. RADER 2773. STREETER SALE 2131. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 995, 996. EBERSTADT 137:522. DARY, KANZANA 74.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Idylls of the King

      London: Edward Moxon, 1859. First edition, first issue, with verso of title leaf blank. 8vo. . Original green cloth, with publisher's 8 pp. catalogue inserted between front endpaper; Melbourne, Australia bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Binding slightly soiled and worn; inner hinges cracked and a little loose in binding. Still, overall a very good copy. Sterling 924; Tinker 2077

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Paris, Fimrin Didot, 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.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. From the discovery of the American Continent to the Declaration of Independence

      George Routledge and Sons. London.,1859-61. NEW EDITION. 7 Volumes. 8vo. (6.7 x 4.5 inches).Very good, clean copies in early bindings of half brown calf, the spines all unifrormly faded to an attractive tan colour. Raised bands with gilt striping. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title labes, gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Small book label of W H Smith, Strand, London, on inner rear board of each volume. All edges marbled. Some rubbing and chipping to spine tops. Three volumes with some old worm damage (the volumes are all clean and free from any bugs) to hinges. All boards and spines are solid and firm. Overall an attractively bound set of this classic work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Narrative of the Earl Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1859. 2 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary half calf, red and green morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Chromolithographic frontispiece to each and 18 other similar plates in all, 5 folding maps, one of them a large general area map, numerous wood-engraved illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, occasional light foxing, but overall a very good set. First edition. Oliphant, first joined the Earl of Elgin's suite in 1853 when the latter was governor-in-chief of British North America, and accompanied him to Washington for the negotiation of a treaty of economic reciprocity with Canada. In 1857 Oliphant was again private secretary to Lord Elgin on his visit to China as high commissioner and plenipotentiary in China and the Far East, charged with the opening of China and Japan, more or less by force, events which became known as the Arrow War, or Second Opium War. "[Elgin] accompanied Elgin to Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton (Guangzhou), and helped to storm Tientsin (Tianjin). He was employed in several minor missions, and visited Japan with the expedition barely eighteen months after the American Townsend Harris had been accredited as the first foreign diplomat to the shogun's government …" (ODNB) Contemporary bookplate, and ownership inscriptions of Lieut. Harry Rich Farquhar, 24th Regiment.

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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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      COI TIPI DELLO STABILIMENTO NAZIONALE PAOLO RIPAMONTI CARPANO, MILANO-VENEZIA e VERONA 1859 - In 4° Pagine (4)- XXXX/78 (6) Raffinatissima legatura in stile romantico finemente decorata, colorata e dorata ai piatti con inserti di seta e pajettes a decoro. Contenuti 9 titoli arricchiti da nove incisioni finissime dei più insigni maestri dell'epoca. Tutte le incisioni sono marcate a rilievo con lo STEMMA P. RIPAMONTI CARPANO. Illustratori: Cabianca Jacopo, M. Gatta, Macchi Michele, Minelli G. , Odorici Federico, Palma Stefano, G.R. , Toldo L. , Zambelli Stefano, Antonio Zoncada raccoglitore. Lussuosa pubblicazione annuale che iniziò nel 1845, fu sospesa tra il 1849 e il 1851 per riprendere nel 1852 Ottimo esemplare

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        Idylls of the King

      London: Edward Moxon 1859 London: Edward Moxon, 1859. First edition, first issue, with verso of title leaf blank. 8vo. . Original green cloth, with publisher's 8 pp. catalogue inserted between front endpaper; Melbourne, Australia bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Binding slightly soiled and worn; inner hinges cracked and a little loose in binding. Still, overall a very good copy. Sterling 924; Tinker 2077

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      N Y, N Y: Rudd & Carleton. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong 4to 11" - 13; (BRADY, MATHEW). EHNINGER, JOHN W. Illustrations of Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish. Photographed from the Original Drawings by Brady. First Edition with these illustrations. Original blood-red tooled morocco with gilt lettering at upper cover, a. E. G. , text with eight mounted albumen prints of drawings by Ehninger, all approximately 5 1/4 X 7 1/2" on rectos of plain sheets. Binding strong, darkened at spine and edges with old wear recently treated, text strong with hinges repaired, light marginal dampstain to all leaves but contents clean of foxing, prints in nice condition with good tones; with contemporary engraved bookplate at front pastedown of Erastus Corning (1794-1872) , founder of the New York Central Railroad . Van Haaften 33. A volume frequently overlooked in the history of the photographically illustrated book. This was the first American use of original photographs of illustrations for a literary work. Heretofore, only through various mechanical printing processes could an artist's illustrations be reproduced faithfully, primarily etchings and lithographs, with almost all original illustrations on paper copied by others onto plates for engravings. Unpaginated aprox 40 leaves. Photographic reproductions of paintings had been included in a number of books, but photographs of drawings specific to a particular literary work had not been previously attempted; the hope was a level of reproduction never before achieved. The process was expensive (engravings were far cheaper than hand-mounting photographic prints) , the public yawned, and the concept became an idea before its time, to be resuscitated several decades later when the technique of photoengraving was perfected, enabling publishers to put photographic reproductions of drawings directly onto printing plates. A. E. G. .

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        Recueil Des Factums D' Antoine De Furetiere (2 Volumes)

      Poulet Malassis, 1859-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2.3000 inches 8.8000 inches 5.0000 inches. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. French. Bindings are solid and text is clean. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe.

      [Bookseller: River Enterprises]
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        RIFLES AND RIFLE PRACTICE: An Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Riffle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting it. With Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, their Balls and Cartridges

      New York:: D. Van Nostrand,, 1859. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spine and gilt illustration front cover. Paper label front cover, minimal sun spine, cover edge wear, owner name ffep, age darkening endpapers. 8vo. viii, 276 pp. Complete with folding frontispiece chart and 5 folding plates in rear.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London,: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts 1859-, 1862.. Eight volumes, octavo, marbled endpapers, some light foxing, crisp overall; full polished calf, spines with red and green morocco labels and raised bands, ornately gilt, marbled edges. An attractive mixed set of Catherine Macaulay's History of England.Macaulay (1731-1791), who was known as 'Lord Macaulay' at the time by some of her readers, wrote her History in the years following her first husband's death. Macaulay, not related to Thomas Babington Macaulay. was known as a staunch republican. Macaulay depended largely on primary source material which is quite unusual for the time. Although a popular work in England when it was released and later in America, Macaulay's life was somewhat affected by her scandalous reputation marrying her second husband at 47 (26 years her junior). As a result Macaulay's work has at times, been overlooked. Mary Wollstonecraft, in her Vindication of the Rights of Women, speaks of her as "the woman of the greatest abilities that this country has ever produced, endowed with a sound judgment, and writing with sober energy and argumentative closeness". Justly, Macaulay is now considered one of the first noteworthy and influential female English Historians.A very good set in handsome matching bindings.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Narrative of Shipwreck of the "Admella"Ö

      Melbourne,: J.H. Moulines and Co. for the Committee of the 'Admella', November, 1859.. Octavo, frontispiece and folding map; scattered foxing, yet a good sound copy in original blind blocked plum cloth with dramatic gilt vignette to front board bearing the slogan 'Hope to the Last.' Only edition: the harrowing tale of the wreck of the steamship Admella, lost on the South Australian coast.This book was published by a committee appointed to collect funds and care for the survivors: it offers a detailed account of events as they unfolded, interspersed with firsthand testimonies of some of the survivors and their rescuers.'In terms of human suffering, the wreck of the steamship Admella is ranked by historians as one of the worst in human history' writes Jack Loney in his sweeping account of the appalling disaster which claimed the life of 89 of the 113 passengers and crew. Before dawn on the 6 August 1859, the Admella ran aground on a reef near Cape Northumberland on the South Australian coast. The steamer sat uneasily on the crest before violently disintegrating into three sections, leaving the vast majority of the 19 women and 14 children aboard stranded in the bow section with only a handful of crew and male passengers. Only one female passenger survived the tragedy. An unusually violent ocean hindered escape attempts and stopped two passing vessels from recognising the perilous state of the Admella. Eventually desperate crewmen crafted a raft using a meat cleaver to chop wooden sections, eventually crossing the mile of treacherous ocean to shore and alerting the Cape Northumberland lighthouse-keeper.A remarkable series of rescue attempts unfolded as locals, fishermen and sailors from nearby vessels risked all to save the survivors whose numbers diminished daily from cold and exposure. It is remarkable testament to the grim determination of the rescuers that 24 souls were saved in this appalling disaster.Ferguson, 12896; Loney, 'Australian Shipwrecks 1851 to 1871', pp. 104-106.

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      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1859. Minor wear to upper joint, else fine. The Thirteenth Edition, Including The Poetry Hitherto Omitted xxxvi, 476p. Illustrated woodcuts in the text and frontispiece, title page, and 16 steel-engraved plates by Stothard. Bound by Root in full speckled calf with silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with title labels in red and black and with elaborated panel ornaments, the covers in panels with corner ornaments Quite a nice illustrated edition.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6,

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government. Senate.. Volume X. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 78.. 1859.. Massive volume, still tightly bound, detailing western exploration for a practicable railroad route between the Mississippi and the Pacific Coast. 400+77pp + plates, 94 black and white plates of reptiles, vertebrates, fish and birds; 28 hand-colored plates of birds, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). A number of black and white plates suffer from damp staining, foxing or toning, while the color plates are in very good condition, bright and clean with exquisite coloring. Spine cracked along one edge and lifting from fabric backing beneath; covers chipped and abraded; corners bumped. The volume, in multiple parts, details exploration for a railroad route in various locations: near the 38th/39th parallels; near the 35th parallel; near the 32nd parallel from the Rio Grande to the Pimas Villages; routes in California to connect with routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels; routes in Oregon and California. Condition issues noted; the very handsome hand-colored bird prints are in very good clean condition. Printed by Beverley Tucker. .

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        Album der Westbahn von Wien bis Linz nebst Ausflügen in den Wienerwald, das Oetschergebiet, das Ennsthal und den grossen Priel. Ansichten nach der Natur von J. Varoni

      Wien, Tendler & Co. 1859.. qu.-gr.-8°. Tit., 101 (1) S. Mit 15 (dav. 4 doppelblattgr.) Tafeln nach Varoni in getönter Lithographie. OLn. m. Gold- u. Blindprägung. Vereinz. schwach stockfl. Tit. m. Stempel u. Widm. EA. Nebehay-W. 810 - Mit den hübschen Ansichten, darunter die doppelblattgroßen Panoramen von Wien, Schönbrunn, St. Pölten und Linz, weiters Hütteldorf, Purkersdorf, Pressbaum, Reckawinkel (2), Neulengbach, Melk, Kemmenbach, Haag, Enns, Ebersberg-Kleinmünchen

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        The Scouring of the White Horse

      London: Macmillan, 1859. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with exquisite cover illustration stamped in bright gold consisting of figures wrapped around and climbing up vines, spine gilt lettering. Exquisite double spread wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Richard Doyle. A fine copy of a thoroughly enchanting Victorian book.

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        Dictionnaire Universel Theorique et Pratique du Commerce

      1859. [Guillauman, Gilbert-Urbain (1801-1864), Editor]. Dictionnaire Universel Theorique et Pratique du Commerce et de la Navigation: Marchandises: Produits Naturels et Produits Fabriques, Description, Verietes, Caracteres Specificiques, Provenances et Debouches, Transactions dont Elles Sont l'Object, Comptes Simules d'Achet. Geographie Commerciale: Etat, Nature et Mouvement du Commerce de Chaque Place; Importations et Exportations, Designation et Importance de la Valeur des Echanges, Relations, Voies de Communication, Cours des Changes, Etablissements de Credit, Usages Commerciaux, Foires et Marches. Metrologie Universelle: Monnaies Reelles, Monnaies de Compte, Papier-Monnaie, Poids et Mesures, Leurs Valeurs Comparees, Leur Conversion en Unites Francaises. Comptabilite: Tenue des Livres, Arithmetique Commerciale. Droit Commercial Terrestre et Maritime: Legislation, Jurisprudence, Usages du Commerce, Formules d'Actes, Etc. Navigation: Description des Ports, Droits Divers, Usages Locaux. Marine Marchande: Son Developpement, Son Etat Actuel Chez les Principales Nations. Douanes: Droits d'Entree et de Sortie, Enrepots, Primes, Drawbacks, Prohibitions, Formalities de Toute Nature. Economie Politique Applique. Paris: Libraire de Guillaumin et Cie, 1859-1861. Two volumes. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over textured cloth, recently rebacked in period style. Rubbing with some wear to corners, faint early owner stamp to fore-edge and front pastedown of each volume. Toning, light foxing in some places, internally clean. A very handsome copy. * First edition. The rapid expansion of international commerce during the nineteenth century had a profound effect on the development of maritime, commercial and international law. These changes are reflected in the commercial dictionaries published at this time, such as those of Azuni in Italy, McCulloch in Great Britain and Montefiore in the United States. Guillauman's equally comprehensive dictionary was the most important French contribution to this bibliography. An important and well-respected reference work, it had a second edition in 1863 that was reissued in 1873. KVK locates 15 copies of the first edition. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:262.

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        The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn

      Macmillan and Co., Cambridge 1859 - Three volumes. vi, [276]p., [viii], 324p., [viii], 276p. Contemporary half leather with grained calf, gilt lettering to spines with raised bands, attractive armorial bookplates, neat previous owner signature on ffep, slightly trimmed pages with no loss of text. Miller/Macartney, p268. Scarce triple decker. The younger brother of the English writer Charles Kingsley, the author migrated to Australia in 1853 where he spent approximately a year on the Victorian goldfields. The novel was started at Langi Willi station near Skipton and completed after his return to England. Very minor foxing. A superb set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Very Good. The Brothers Dalziel. 8vo. xx, 506 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. First edition with the half-title. Contains facsimile drawings etched upon wood by the Brothers Dalziel. Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped gilt-decorated cloth. Gilt figures of animals, musicians and people dancing adorn the front cover and spine. Handsome modern cloth dust jacket and slipcase. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with light toning. Page edges are uncut. Please see our pictures.<br><br>The author, Henry Morley, was Professor of English Literature at University College London. He wrote the book as a history of the Bartholomew Fair, which, as he points out in the Preface, is the first serious history written of any fair. In the book he describes the attractions of the event, in particular the oddities, such as the disfigured or those with extraordinary talents. The fair occurred annually from 1133 to 1855 to fund the Priory of St. Bartholomew. By 1641 the fair had become an international event, featuring sideshows, wild animals, acrobats, etc. (Toole Stott 867) Ships daily.

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        Set of 15 Original Stereoviews of Early Travels in Egypt and Nubia by Francis Frith , 1859-60

      1859. A lovely set of 15 original stereoscopic views from the early travels of Francis Frith to Egypt in 1859-60. English caption and publisher&#39;s explanatory text to verso, with the exception of 5 which are blank at verso. 3 Stereoviews with manuscript title. Photographs measure approximately 3.25 inches x 7 inches (8,5cm x 17,5cm), contained in a nice polished period oak box, measuring approximately 7.5 x 3 x 4 inches (19 x 7.5 x 10cm) (LxWxH). Very mild foxing to a few, otherwise an early set of stereoviews in original condition, well preserved. Stereoviews include the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid near Cairo; The Temple of Abou Simbel in Nubia; Nile Boats on the Beach of Assouan (Aswan) ; Trajan&#39;s Kiosk in Philae; Views of the Karnak Temple at Thebes; the Rock Temple of Gerf Hossayn (or Gyrche), in Nubia; the Temple Palace of Goorneh at Thebes; Belzoni&#39;s Pyramid (Second Pyramid) at Geezeh (Giza); and the Pyramids of Sakkara (Saqqara) Showing Djoser&#39;s Step Pyramid and the Pyramid of Userkaf..

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        Candide ou l&#39;optimisme

      Académie des Bibliophiles, 1859. plein veau raciné trois petits chocs sur le plat discrtetset sans gravité. très belle reliure réalisée par Chabert à Marseille. Un petit manque sur la tranche inférieur discret aussi. Ouvrage numéroté sur papier vergé numéro 232 sur 300 exemplaires. 5 nerfs. titres et fleurons dorés. tres bel ouvrage.

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        Le Monde - Histoire de tous les peuples. Depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu&#39;a nos jours [Pittoresque, Anecdotique, Politique et Militaire], 10 Bände (= alles), Illustree de trois cent quarante gravures sur acier, Collaborteurs: MM. Saint-Prosper, de Saurigny, Duponchel, le baron Korff, Belloc et l&#39;abbe Martin, revue et continuee par N. E. de Lostalot-Bachoue,

      Paris, Lebigre-Duquesne, o.J. [1859],. Edition conforme a l&#39;exemplaire de la Bibliotheque Imperiale, gr.8°, insg. über 5.230 S. mit 340 ganzseitigen Stahlstich-Illustrationen, diese zeigen Stadt- und Landschaftsansichten, Monumente, Militätgerätschaften, Schiffe, Eingeborene, Kostüme, Uniformen und Trachten etc., Text zweispaltig, Sprache: Französisch, neuere Halbleder-Einbände mit 4 Rückenbünden, grünen Deckelbezügen, Lederdecken sowie Lederrückenschildern mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Bandnummerierung, innen nur zart altersfleckig, sonst aber schöne, saubere Exemplare und vor allem: vollständig mit allen Stahlstichen! (Ho ob) Tome 1: Histoire de la Terre Sainte ou Palestine --//-- Tome 2: Histoire de la France 1 --//-- Tome 3: Histoire de la France 2 --//-- Tome 4: Histoire de L&#39;Angleterre --//-- Tome 5: Histoire de L&#39;Allemagne et de L&#39;Autriche et la Prusse et de la Suisse --//-- Tome 6: Histoire de la Russie, de la Pologne et de la Suede et du Danemark --//-- Tome 7: Histoire de L&#39;Espagne et du Portugal et des Pays-Bas (Belgique et Hollande) --//-- Tome 8: Histoire de la Grece et de L&#39;Italie --//-- Tome 9: Histoire de la Chine (incl. Thibet) et du Japon et de la Perse et des Arabes et de la Turquie et de L&#39;Inde et Histoire ancienne de L&#39;Egypte et Histoire d&#39;Alger --//-- Tome 10: Histoire de L&#39;Amerique (Etats-Unis, Antilles, Mexique, Bresil, Perou, Bolivia, Colombie, Equateur, Chili, Rio-de-la-Plata, Paraguay) et Histoire de L&#39;Oceanie (incl. Malaise, Australie, Polynesie)

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        Four Autograph Letters by William Holman Hunt

      1859-1874: Tor Villa and Wilton Street, Campden Hill. Offered here is a nice group of four autograph letters signed by William Holman Hunt, founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and J. E. Millais. A total of 8 pages, two to his fellow painter and associate Alfred William Hunt and his wife; one to the widely known art dealer, Ernest Gambart and a fourth to an unnamed gentleman. The letters to Alfred Hunt are warm and chatty, accepting their ofer of a studio ("I have been suffering....FILL IN) and thanking Hunt&#39;s wife for her letter concerning his second, controversial engagement to his deceased wife&#39;s sister). The letter to Gambart asks about "one Rothschild"...FILL IN) The fourth letter Hunt discusses an interesting commissiion ("... The poemf o &#39;Temujin at once recommends itselft to me as offering some good points for illustration and I wlll undertake to do a drawing for it as soon as I get a quit few hours. I shall take a perculiar pleasure in htis task as the Author [Thoby Prinse] is a much esteemed friend of mine hose assistance I can make sure of to get the est authority of appropriate costume. The prose tale I fel I can also undertake. The poem called teh Betrayal I do not feel so certain about.." 8 pages, a few fox marks, very good or beter. Tor Villa and Wilton Street, Cmpden Hill, 13 December 1859, 3 June 1864, 24 June 1873 and 20 August 1874, respectively.

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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&#39;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&#39;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. . Catalogs: philosophy.

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        The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.

      London Trübner and Co 1859 - 19 x 13 cm. XII, 194 p. Original Cloth with rich gilt back and rich gilt decoration on both cover with gilt edges. Library label on spine of the book. Very nice Binding. Forrester, Alfred Henry, artist, best known under the name of Alfred Crowquill (1804-1872), younger brother of Charles Robert Forrester, was born in London on 10 Sept. 1804, and educated at a private school in Islington. Although connected with his brother in business for many years, he was never a sworn notary, and in 1839 took the earliest opportunity of retiring from his connection with the city. He next applied himself to the study of drawing and modelling, as well as to wood and steel engraving. The two brothers were always on the most intimate and friendly terms, and the elder`s novel, "Castle Baynard ", published in 1824, bore the following inscription, "To Alfred, this little volume is dedicated by his affectionate brother, the author". A. H. Forrester furnished the illustrations to his brother`s "Absurdities " in 1827, and to his contributions to Bentley`s Miscellany " in 1840-1, when the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill was conjointly used by the writer and the artist. The best of Forrester`s illustrative work, mostly designs on wood, were executed for Bentley, and afterwards reappeared in the "Phantasmagoria of Fun". He was also the writer of burlesques, drew pantomimic extravaganzas for the pictorial papers, and exhibited pen-and-ink sketches in the miniature room of the Royal Academy in 1845 and 1846.; - With nine nice coloured Wood Engravings and one Portrait as Frontispiece. - Paper lightly bronzy, in partly lightly blotchy, Engravings clean, Coverhinge partially fractured. Very nice copy. 1.100 gr. Original Cloth with rich gilt back and rich gilt decoration on both cover with gilt edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39; 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&#39;s advertisement leaf and 4 leaves publisher&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;St. Louis Missouri Democrat&#39;, the &#39;Chicago Tribune&#39;, the &#39;New York Tribune&#39;, and other northern papers. In 1857 he briefly edited his own newspaper, the &#39;Doniphan (Kans.) Crusader of Freedom&#39;. 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&#39;s plan to incite a southern slave insurrection. After the failure of Brown&#39;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, &#39;The Public Life of Capt. John Brown&#39; (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&#133; 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&#146; Autore scritta di Mariano d&#146;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&#146;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&#39; 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&#39; 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&#39;s label to rear pastedown. Publisher&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, &#39;58, &#39;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&#39;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&#39;s "Unsound Mind" defense; the autograph draft of the bulletin announcing Garfield&#39;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&#39;s condition on the day of the shooting; and a moving letter by Lucretia Garfield, still in mourning several years after her husband&#39;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&#39;s compromise nominee for president, a position he was not even actively seeking. Garfield&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s bullets. Daily bulletins on the President&#146;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&#39;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&#39;s death and the following trial. This is certainly the greatest single offering concerning Garfield&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s soul: "I pray that God may open your mind and heart to the great and glorious truths of &#39;Bible Communism&#39;...." 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s "insanity defense," winning a conviction for the prosecution. Insanity was poorly understood at the time, and Guiteau&#39;s conviction exposed flaws in the prevailing method of determining legal insanity, the M&#39;Naughten Rule. This collection contains notes on Porter&#39;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&#39; 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 &#39;down to posterity as a defender of such a diabolical murder&#39; 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&#146;s handling of Guiteau&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 [&#150;] should have been snatched away: but it may be I shall yet know - if not here, then hereafter." IV. PRESIDENT GARFIELD&#39;S FIGHT FOR LIFE 21) Autograph letter, signed ("Thos. L. James"), from Thomas L. James, regarding the President&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s, "Mémoire sur les amibes a corps nu"; Buquet on "Un enre nouveau des coleoptères"; Chevrolat&#39;s, "plusieurs espèces de Rhopalophora", and "Essai monographique sur le genre Rhopalophora", one essay titled "Description d&#39;une espèce nouvelle d&#39;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&#146;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 en&#64257;n 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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