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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Every Man His Own Boswell

      Boston: Phillips Sampson and Company 1859 Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. First edition, Large Paper printing. Tall 8vo (8-5/16 x 5-1/2 inches). 8 plates, integral but not reckoned in pagination. Title-page in black and red. [ii], viii, 373 pp. Publisher's beveled maroon pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blindstamped frame to covers, a.e.g. Head of spine repaired, front joint split, inner hinges strengthened with binder's tape. Neat contemporary ownership marks to preliminaries. Internally fine. BAL 9093, binding A; Currier-Tilton pp 73-4 . Signed in blue ink and dated May 23, 1930, by then Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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        IRON MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO THE FURNACES, FORGES AND ROLLING MIL

      1859. Fine. LESLEY, J. P. THE IRON MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO THE FURNACES, FORGES AND ROLLING MILLS OF THE UNITED STATES. With discussions of iron as a commercial element, an American ore, and a manufactured article, in commerce and in history. With maps and plates. New York: John Wiley, London: Trubner & Co., 1859. First edition. Illustrated with 5 folding maps, including two with color outlines, 1 plate, and text figures. Octavo. 23 cm. [1] publisher's adv. + [2],xxxiv,772 pp. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt-stamped spine title, and sides blocked in blind. Contemporary ink ownership, dated 5 June 1859, of John Simmons of Deepfield, Staffordshire, England, who managed the Ulster Iron Works at Saugerties, NY, where he developed double-puddling, hoop-making, and cold-rolling processes. Except for some very minor wear at heel and crown, and a bit of edgewear to the fore-edge of one folding map which extends a bit beyond the bookblock, this is a truly fine copy, being exceptionally clean and crisp. (Sabin 40187). This is one of J. Peter Lesley's major works, containing information and statistics on ironworks as well as a detailed geological discussion of iron deposits in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The preface is notable for Lesley's attack on Henry Darwin Rogers, who directed the first state survey of Pennsylvania, and for whom Lesley worked on the survey during the years 1838-1841. Lesley accuses Rogers of scientific theft for not acknowledging the work of the young apprentices, like himself, who had assisted him in the survey. In 1873, Lesle became the director of the second state survey of Pennsylvania. (D.S.B.)

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        Holsteen & Lauenborg. Kopenhagen, Baerentzen, 1859. Mit kolor. lithogr. Titel und 30 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Qu.-4°. Hldr. d. Zt.

      Prachtvolle Ansichten von Ahrensburg, Aumühle, Büsum, Itzehoe, Kiel, Lauenburg, Plön, Ratzeburg, Segeberg u.v.a. in sorgfältigem, feinem Kolorit . Im Handel sind nur unkolorierte Exemplare bekannt.- Der kolorierte lithographierte Titel mit einer Ansicht von Preetz.- Leicht stockfleckig.

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: A History, Accompagnied by Figures and Dissections, of the Algae of the British Isles. 4 Bde. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1859/60. Mit 219 (statt 221) Tafeln mit farbigen Pflanzenselbstdrucken von Henry Bradbury, 4 Stahlstich-Titeln m. kl. Naturselbstdruck u. zahlr. Textholzstichen. Lex.-8°. Grüne OLwd.-Bde. mit Gold- u. Blindpräg. (Rücken etw. gebräunt; berieben).

      Nissen ZBI 1002; Pritzel 4460.- Einzige Ausgabe dieses wunderschönen Beispiels für die Qualitäten des Naturselbstdruckes; Bradbury hatte dieses 1851 von Auer erfundene Kupfertiefdruckverfahren bei Auer selbst in Wien gelernt.- Das gesamte Werk lose im Einband; Ränder leicht angestaubt, tlw. leicht stockfleckig. 2 Tafeln stark verschmutzt. Es fehlen die Tafeln 74 u. 75 sowie die Textseiten 23-28 in Bd. II.

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        China Illustrated: Its Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, &C.

      Selected Engravings by Thomas Allom, Esq.With historical and descriptive notices by the Rev. G.N. Wright, M.A.Published By Fisher, Son & Co., Caxton Press, London, 1859.Four Volumes bound in Two.Bookplate of the Third Earl of RycroftSir Richard Henry Charles Rycroft was born on 21 December 1793.1 He was the son of Sir Nelson Rycroft and Charlotte Read.2 He married Charlotte Anne Josephine Tennant, daughter of William Tennant, on 18 May 1830.1 He died on 21 October 1864 at age 70. He was also known as 3rd Baronet [U.K. Life Peer].1Cover is ¼ bound in Moroccan leather with marbled boards, end papers and edges. Spine has gilt text with five gilt raised bands.Volume 1 with 184 pages, Volume 2 with 140 pages,With more than 124 steel-engraved plates.11? by 8.75?The binding is detached from the block of volume one requiring a minor repair.Page nine of Volume One is detached but present.Some foxing throughout, as usual.Thomas Allom (1804 ?1872) was an English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator. He was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects. He designed many buildings in London, including the Church of St Peter's and parts of the elegant Ladbroke Estate in Notting Hill. However, Allom is chiefly known for his numerous topographical works, which were used to illustrate books on travel. From the 1820s onwards, he travelled extensively through the UK and mainland Europe. In 1834 he arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, and produced hundreds of drawings during journeys through Anatolia, Syria and Palestine. The results of this expedition were published in 1838 in Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor published in two volumes with text by Robert Walsh. Emily Reeve's Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy, published in London in 1840, was also illustrated with engravings by Allom. He is also remembered for numerous illustrations of China, published in China Illustrated in 1845.

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        L'ensorcelée

      Paris: Librairie nouvelle, 1859. relié. 12x19cm. Première édition in-12 avec le premier plat de couverture à la date de 1858. Reliure en demi maroquin vert sapin, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets estampés à froid, filets estampés à froid sur les plats, doublures et gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée Goy & Vilaine. Signature autographe de l'auteur sur la page de faux-titre. Pâle et importante auréole sur l'ensemble des feuillets en marge inférieure. - Librairie nouvelle, Paris _1859, 12x19cm, relié. - relié

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        Egypt and Palestine Photographs and Described

      London: James S. Virtue. Hard Cover. [1859]. 2 folio volumes. 17 ½ x 12 ¾ inches (binding dimensions) Vol 1: [6], followed by 37 images, each of which is a mounted albumen photograph, preceded by a tissue, and followed by a leaf explaining the image. Vol 2: [6], [notice sheet tipped in], followed by 39 images, each of which is a mounted albumen photograph, preceded by a tissue, and followed by a leaf explaining the image. A total of 76 images, complete as issued. Most mounts have some foxing at the extremes (to the outside of the plate mark, about an inch into the mount). Beyond that, the mounts have light to moderate foxing on average. Only 6 of 76 plates have any indication of damage to the photographs themselves, and those are very minor. Tonality averages between 6 and 7 of 10 - some stronger, some weaker as is normal with this large a grouping of images. Spine and corners in leather over marbled boards. One small and one large piece of marbled paper missing from front cover of Volume 1. Volume 2's marbling shows minor signs of moisture exposure. Bindings are both quite sound but the joints show the beginnings of cracking (mostly at top and bottom inch or so) and have some minor retouching. Corners worn, endpapers creased. Originally published in 25 monthly parts, these images were also issued in a 2 volume set in 1859 (as here), with Vol 1 containing 37 images, and Vol 2 containing 39 photographs. Frith was among the best known European photographers of the 1850s. His three trips to Egypt, Palestine and surrounding areas throughout 1856-58 were conducted on the model of the European Grand Tour. An amateur photographer at the beginning, Frith's work eventually became so popular that he built one of the largest photography businesses in England - eventually purchasing entire negative inventories from other photographers and marketing them under the Frith house name. The images in these 2 volumes are the first that Frith made in that area, and are pivotal to his eventual success as a businessman, as well as being an excellent representation of the places visited at the time. The technical challenges of taking and developing photographs in that period, and in those conditions were formidable. For a detailed analysis of his trips, Frith's evolution as a photographer during these trips, as well as the Victorian age of photography, see 'Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine, A Victorian Photographer Abroad' by Douglas R. Nickel. A detailed image by image estimation of foxing and tonality is available to serious customers. Additional reference: Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 #88. Very Good.

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA; OR, A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST TREES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NOVA SCOTIA

      Philadelphia: ...D. Rice & A.N. Hart, 1859.. Five volumes. 257 colored plates: the Michaux volumes contain 156 handcolored engravings and the Nuttall volumes contain 121 handcolored lithographs. Uniform publisher's tooled morocco, spine gilt. Bindings scuffed, mostly at the corners, edges, and hinges, but also on the spine of the first volume. Uniform light tanning, an occasional fox mark, but the plates brightly colored. About very good. This publication is the most important work on American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th- century America, François André Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. The beautifully executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent. Sabin says of the work: "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." This is a reissue of the combined edition of the two works, issued by the Philadelphia publishers, Rice and Hart. Michaux's work was based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. His book was first published with a Philadelphia imprint in 1817-19, although actually printed in Paris, where the plates were engraved as well. These plates were executed by the great French flower painters, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and survived to be employed in this edition, where the work of Michaux fills the first three volumes. Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species missed by the Frenchman and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work first appeared in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The publishers, Rice and Hart, then issued it as a combined set with Michaux's work in the uniform configuration found here, originally in 1857, then again in 1859 as in the present set. The more up-to-date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. A nice set, in the publisher's original binding, of a classic of American natural history. BENNETT, p.76. MEISEL III, p.436 (ref). SABIN 48695. OAK SPRING SYLVA 20 (ref). Graustein, THOMAS NUTTALL (Cambridge, 1967). TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5966, 6930. Savage, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX (Charlottesville, 1986). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 21.

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        The QUEEN Of HEARTS. In Three Volumes

      London:: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers.. 1859.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st book edition (Bleiler, p. 47; NCBEL III, 924; Parrish, pp. 33 - 35; Queen's Quorum 3; Glover & Greene 80; Sadleir 603; Wolff 1373). iii, [1 (blank)], 314; [2], 359, [1 (blank)]; [2], 307, [1 (blank)] pp.. Riviere & Son full brown calf bindings, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, maroon & brown spine labels in 2nd & 3rd compartments, gilt edge tooling, gilt dentelles & marbled paper eps. TEG. Vol II with later reddish-maroon leather title label to spine. Original green cloth covers bound-in at rear.. Minor rubbing to binding extremities. A VG+ set.. Second title in Sadleir's Comparative Scarcities list for Collins. Per G & G, Vol II "contains The Biter Bit, a classic among detective stories." Scarce in the trade.

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: a history, accompanied by figures and dissections, of the algæ of the British Isles

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859-1860. 4 volumes, 8vo. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches). 4 engraved additional titles each with a nature-printed vignette in a colour, 222 plates (220 plates nature-printed in colour by Henry Bradbury, 1 hand-coloured aquatint, 1 uncoloured engraving), wood-engraved illustrations. Original pebble-grained green cloth, elaborately blocked to a design by John Leighton: the upper cover in gilt and blind, the lower cover in blind and the spines in gilt, cream glazed endpapers, edges uncut. "The most crystalline water could scarcely more delicately float these lace-like trophies of the Garden of the Sea than do [the] ... pages [of this work]" (preface to vol.IV). A very fine copy of this masterpiece of nature-printing. "It will be seen that ... a full, and ... accurate history of each species has been given; and where the species has not been such as to allow of its being Nature-Printed, engraved magnified dissections have been introduced into the text. The work will be continued on the same plan" (Advertisement, in vol.I). The final tally of 222 plates includes 220 that are nature-printed. They are printed in two or more colours, most plates include a single nature-printed specimen with engraved magnified dissections, but there are occasional plates which include more than one specimen and no engraved dissections. The process that Henry Bradbury employed to print the present plates was first developed in 1853 by Alois Auer, Director of the Government Printing Office of Vienna. Bradbury learnt details of the process in Vienna and subsequently brought the knowledge and equipment to England. The plates were produced by passing the object to be reproduced between a steel plate and a lead plate, through two rollers. The high pressure exerted imbeds the object (in the present case examples of sea-weed) into the lead plate. Coloured inks are subsequently applied to this stamped lead plate, and a printed copy can be produced. If more than one colour is needed then several were applied individually, by hand, to appropriate areas of the plate but all the colours would then be printed together from one pull of the press. Very few books were printed using this process, and two of the best were produced by Henry Bradbury: the first was published in 1857 (The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland) and the present work is the second. Ferns and seaweeds proved to be ideal subjects for nature- printing: the process was particularly successful with the thin two- dimensional fronds of ferns and seaweed. BM (NH) II, p.939; Fischer Naturselbstdruck 88; Nissen BBI 1002; Stafleu & Cowan 3383

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        THE NATURE-PRINTED BRITISH SEA-WEEDS, 4 Volumes, complete

      London: Bradbury and Evans, (1859-1860).. There is some occasional light foxing, mostly confined to the front and end matter and to the page fore-edges, there is some faint rubbing to the outer joints; overall, this is a tight, clean, near fine copy in a very attractive binding.. Pp. xv, 188 ; ix, 203; xi, 200; xiv, [1], 324 + 221 nature-printed color plates, 1 plain plate and 4 engraved title pages each with a small natured-printed algae specimen. Original half red morocco, with five raised bands, elaborate patterned gilt panel decorations and black leather spine labels, over richly marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lg 8vo. Many of the fine color plates, made from actual algae specimens, are printed in a single color; some plates are printed in two or three colors. The colors used in the nature-printed plates are brown, green gray, pink and purple. From the library of Hanbury Barclay with his armorial bookplate in each volume, in memoriam bookplate of Arthur Kerr Barclay and finally a modern bookplate (in one volume only) of Marshall Laird.

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        Collection of autographs, letters, drafts, notes, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the assassination of President James Garfield and the trial of Charles Guiteau

      Washington D.C., New York, and elsewhere, 1859-1883. (GARFIELD ASSASSINATION) In all, 18 autograph letters, mostly signed, various sizes (8vo to folio), ca. 50 pages written, 18 secretarial copies of reports on the President's condition, news-clippings and broadside extras, an autograph album with 39 signatures, 1 engraved portrait of Garfield. Condition noted on individual items below. All laid into a three quarters 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 first-hand accounts of Garfield's condition on the day of the shooting; one of Garfield's final signatures, made on the morning 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 A.B. 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 to 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 offered 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 & 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. 112 pp. pen and ink on paper. Formerly folded, a few edge tears. A n 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 (some of the following letters are retained copies or drafts). €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; Tilton vs. Beecher (defending Henry Ward Beecher against charges of adultery); 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, returned to Porter. Washington, D.C. Dec. 28, 1881. 3pp., with accompanying envelope addressed to Douglass. Expressing 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) Frederick Douglass: Autograph letter, signed ("Fredk Douglass"), to John K. Porter, with a postscript initialed "F.D." Washington, D.C. Dec. 29, 1881. 2pp. €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 ld 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 on 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. 11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 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) John Wells: Autograph letter, signed ("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) George Scoville: Autograph letter, signed ("Geo. 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) Lucretia R. Garfield: Autograph letter, signed ("Lucretia R. Garfield"), to Miss Larcom. Cleveland, Oh. Dec. 2, 1887. 21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) Thomas L. James: Autograph letter, signed ("Thos. L. James"), on 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 Joseph Warren Keifer. 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. €"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...." Keifer was a prominent Ohio Republican, and at the time of the shooting was Speaker of the House. 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) Dr. D.W. Bliss: Autograph draft of "The Last Bulletin" 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 at 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. Also includes 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 12 jurors; the warden and various guards; the newspaper artist, et al. 27) James A. Garfield. Clipped signature on a printed document, dated 2 July 1881 (the day of the shooting), with an autograph note by O.H. Smith, Clerk in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, attesting that this signature was used to make a facsimile for government use, 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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        THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

      1859. hardcover. <center><b>George Meredith&#39;s first and best-known novel - <u>signed</u></b></center> <center><b>the copy of Alice [Brandreth] Gordon, and later of Michael Sadleir</b></center> Meredith, George. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL. A History of Father and Son. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Original blind-stamped greenish-brown cloth. 3 vols. <p>First Edition of Meredith&#39;s first full-length novel (preceded only by a volume of verse and two single-volume burlesques). FEVEREL is the tough tale of a father&#39;s "system" of raising his son, developed not so much out of concern for his son as out of revenge for the wife who had left him. Meredith wrote FEVEREL during the stressful years of the disintegration of his own marriage to Mary Ellen Peacock (daughter of Thomas Love Peacock). In 1858, in fact, she had left him for another man, whose child she bore while still Meredith&#39;s legal wife (she died of renal dropsy in 1861).</p> <p>FEVEREL was a complete failure upon publication. Periodical reviewers made such comments as "This &#39;Ordeal&#39; is about as painful a book as any reader ever felt himself compelled to read through...", and suggested that proper matrons would be well-advised to avoid it. Complaints about the novel&#39;s "low ethical tone" prompted Mudie&#39;s Library to refuse to circulate the 300 copies it had bought, guaranteeing the book&#39;s demise (though FEVEREL&#39;s reception was much better in other countries); a second edition, revised, was not published until 1878.</p> <p>This is a very good set. Most of the delicate (original pale yellow) endpapers are cracked, but the volumes remain tight; other than the endpapers, there is little wear other than minor wear at the extremities (one corner bears a discreet repair). We find FEVEREL to be quite scarce today, especially in original cloth: for an author&#39;s failed first novel that subsequently became his best-known work, one cannot expect much better condition than this. Housed in an open-backed cloth slipcase. Collie IIIa (citing primrose endpapers -- but every set we have had has had pale yellow endpapers); Sadleir 1701 (including Vol III ads dated July 1859, whereas this copy has no ads), and pp 380-381 (listing FEVEREL as fourth in Meredith scarcity and saying "Few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than those numbered 1 to 4"); Carter BV pp 138-9 (binding "A", the primary one). Provenance (in addition to below): Michael Sadleir (bookplate in each volume); also, loosely inserted is the 1948 shipping label from B. H. Blackwell to the current owner of this set. Housed in an open-backed cloth case.</p> <p>The front free endpaper of Vol I is <u>signed in full by George Meredith</u>; just above his name is the additional name Alice Mary Gordon (this appears to be in his hand as well, but it is possible that name is in her own hand). Alice Brandreth first met Meredith in 1867, when she was thirteen -- visiting his home at Box Hill with her three-years-older cousin Jim Gordon, who was part of the Box Hill Gordon family (which later would introduce Robert Louis Stevenson to Meredith). She would marry Gordon ten years later, but by then she had come to know Meredith well -- so much so that she was the model for Cecilia Halkett in his novel BEAUCHAMP&#39;S CAREER (1876), where Meredith describes her as</p> <p><?ms_indent>the handsomest girl, English style, of her time... One can&#39;t call her a girl, and it won&#39;t do to say Goddess, and queen and charmer are out of the question, though she&#39;s both, and angel into the bargain."</?ms_indent></p> <p>In 1919, as Lady Butcher, Alice would write MEMORIES OF GEORGE MEREDITH, which still today is highly regarded as a source book on Meredith&#39;s life.</p> "THREE-DECKER" NOVELS, SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, AUTHORS&#39; FIRST BOOKS (Sumner & Stillman Code:11317)

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        Adam Bede

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood And Sons, 1859. First Edition of Eliot?s first novel. Sadleir 812. Parrish p. 12. NCBEL III 900. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 325; 3 p.l., 374; 3 p.l., 333 + [12]ads. complete with half-titles. Untrimmed in original cloth, recased with new endpapers (extremities trifle frayed)

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        On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London; 1859: John Murray The First Edition, first issue or possibly one of the very rare issues of the Second Edition which is identical with the first edition except for the quotations on the verso of the half title and the ads which often vary in no known priority order. This copy lacks the half title and ads. However, in all the cases of the Wedgwood family bindings we have examined, D. Dilworth the longtime family binder consistently omitted the half titles and ads. Darwin himself refused to have the copies of his works bound for his personal library and since this was his preference it is possible he distributed unbound issues to family and fellow scholars in this fashion. It would be up to the recipient as to how and whether the books should be bound. There was only one printing of the first edition in spite of the fact variations in ads are found with some copies. The second edition was not identified as such on the title page, but retained the 1859 date and the same misspellings as the first. According to Freeman, (pg. 77) there are two copies known which are dated 1859 on the title page. The existence of such copies has long been known to the trade, although from their extreme rarity, few booksellers have ever seen one. 502p., illustrated; 1 folding plan. This copy comes from the fourth generation of the Wedgwood-Darwin family with three of their bookplates, handsomely bound by the family&#39;s favorite binder, D. Dilworth, New-Castle with their small white binder&#39;s label, in full diced calf, raised bands, red morocco spine labels gilt, other compartments fully gilt decorated, all edges marbled with matching endpapers. A superb, clean, fresh copy of the most influential scientific works of the 19th century and with an outstanding provenance. [Freeman, p. 77; Printing and the Mind of Man, 344]. First Edition. Octavo.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1859. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo (187 × 110 mm). Contemporary green half calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, red morocco label, patterned sides, marbled endpapers and edges. In a green half morocco solander case. Folding diagram. Half-title present, this copy bound without ads as often. Lightly rubbed, spine tanned, contents lightly toned, short tear at crease of folding diagram. An excellent copy. First edition of "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" (Horblit) and "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), one of 1,250 copies. "The publication of the Origin of species ushered in a new era in our thinking about the nature of man. The intellectual revolution it caused and the impact it had on man&#39;s concept of himself and the world were greater than those caused by the works of Copernicus, Newton, and the great physicists of more recent times&#133; Every modern discussion of man&#39;s future, the population explosion, the struggle for existence, the purpose of man and the universe, and man&#39;s place in nature rests on Darwin" (Ernst Mayr). This copy contains the engraved bookplate of zoologist Brundson Yapp (1909&#150;1990).

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 In modern red half leather with red cloth boards. Spine has raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt on a black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, small water mark to top joint of frontispiece and the engraved title page, (viii), [2], 254 pp, 16 pls, printed by C Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand, first edition, first issue with page 213 miss-numbered 113, and the engraved tp difficult to read, the first 2 plates have some water stains to their top corners, plate-The Mail, has a tear professionally repaired at some stage, also fine repair to small margin tear. A nice copy of a very desirable classic! Ranks 3rd on the popularity list and marked the termination of Phiz&#39;s connection to Dickens. (Eckel 97. Allibone 486)Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      1859. first edition. A Spectacular Copy in the Original Green Cloth with the 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne [&#39;Phiz&#39;].Publisher&#146;s secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original &#145;green&#146; cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the &#145;secondary binding&#146;, it&#146;s superlative condition really does justify it&#146;s addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the &#39;third&#39; issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens&#146;s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickens&#146;s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the author&#146;s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens&#146;s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo. Original red cloth, covers blindstamped, spine gilt-lettered, pale yellow endpapers. Red morocco-backed folding case, spine lettered in gilt, by the Lakeside Press, Chicago. 32-page publisher&#39;s advertisement at end dated November 1859. Etched frontispiece, title and 14 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Contemporary ownership inscription of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall (near Penrith), on front free endpaper and title; engraved bookseller&#39;s ticket of Charles Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle, on front pastedown. Spine very lightly rubbed, inner hinges skilfully repaired, etched title detached, else a very good copy. First edition in book form, first issue, the list of contents with signature "b" and with page 213 misnumbered 113. The novel was published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Chapman and Hall 1859 First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 In modern red half leather with red cloth boards. Spine has raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt on a black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, small water mark to top joint of frontispiece and the engraved title page, (viii), [2], 254 pp, 16 pls, printed by C Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand, first edition, first issue with page 213 miss-numbered 113, and the engraved tp difficult to read, the first 2 plates have some water stains to their top corners, plate-The Mail, has a tear professionally repaired at some stage, also fine repair to small margin tear. A nice copy of a very desirable classic! Ranks 3rd on the popularity list and marked the termination of Phiz&#39;s connection to Dickens. (Eckel 97. Allibone 486)Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, A fac-simile reprint of The Celebrated Genevan Testament M.D.LVII, With the Marginal Annotations and References, The Initial and Other Wood-Cuts, Prefaces and Index [Leather Bound]

      A handsome binding. Full burgundy leather. Gilt tooling to all sides. Gilt and gauffered edges with cross-hatch and diamond pattern over marbled fore-edge (not fore-edge painted). Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle to inside covers. First section of Title Page, Advertisement and Epistle (Calvin) is chipped and partially detached. Interior text clean and text block very sound and fresh after the introductory Epistle. Early pon from London, 1859. Wear to leather at extremities. Hinges cracked. Title page with 2/3 detached from straight edge to edge closed tear. Edges to scattered pages with shallow chips. Top corner of 25 pages with turn down to corner tips. Very little spotting; one page noted at gutter. No foxing. Five raised bands to spine and Bagster, 1842 to bottom of spine

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        HENRY JENKINS: Evidences of the Great Age of, With Notices Respecting Longevity & Long Lived Persons etc. Together with his Manuscript Epitah...

      Richmond John Bell 1859.. Henry Jenkins "The Modern Methuselah" died in 1670 at, it is claimed, the amazing age of 169. He was a native of Ellerton-upon-Swale near Richmond in Yorkshire & subsisted as a labourer and fisherman. He claimed to have been born around 1501 and to have been involved as a boy in the Battle of Flodden Field and to have been butler to Lord Conyers of which there is some evidence.The facts are laid out in this scarce 32pp pamphlet.by the Vicar of Bolton church where he is buried.The framed orig manuscript is of the inscription to be found in the church yard at Bolton on Swale and is the work of William Farmerie Lincoln. October 2. Anno Domini 1755. A fuller account can be found in volume one of Horsefall Turner's " Yorkshire Folkore Journal 1888 " [ also available ] Together with the rare etched broadside of 1752 by Thomas Worlidge which contains Anne Saville's biographical account of 1696 and the epitaph referred to above.Printed for J.Bowles in St Pauls Churchyard & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Mounted on a canvas stretcher in a fine old oak frame with gilt slip. The three items for...

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

      William Blackwood & Sons 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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        Frygt og Bæven. Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de Silentio. K., 1843. VIII+135pp. + Synspunktet for min Forfatter=virksomhed. En ligefrem Meddelelse, Rapport til Historien. K., 1859. (4)+114pp.

      Indb. i ét pænt samt. helshirtbd. m. rig rygforgyldn. De første og sidste blade af "Frygt og Bæven" brunplettede, ellers ganske pæn. "Synspunktet..." så ren, at den må være blevet vasket.. 2 originaludgaver. Himmelstrup 48, 292

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        A Tale of Two Cities. [bound with] The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859, [c. 1865].. Two volumes in one. Tale of Two Cities first edition, slightly later issue, Oliver Twist "New Edition, Corrected and Revised". 8vo. viii, (2), 254; viii, 311, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over purple buckram boards, spine with raised bands, red gilt lettered label, all edges and endpapers marbled, the latter with the ticket of the stationers C. Cooper & Co. of Birmingham to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 14 plates by Phiz in "A Tale..." and 24 plates by George Cruikshank in "Oliver Twist". Contents generally clean and free of spotting, a very good copy of both works together. Smith, I, 13; this copy presenting the first 5 issue points of the 8 called for. A later, undated edition of Oliver Twist, also bearing the Chapman and Hall imprint, published contemporaneously with the other work.

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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      1859. first edition. A Spectacular Copy in the Original Green Cloth with the 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'].Publisher&#146;s secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original &#145;green&#146; cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the &#145;secondary binding&#146;, it&#146;s superlative condition really does justify it&#146;s addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the 'third' issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens&#146;s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickens&#146;s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the author&#146;s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens&#146;s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Chapman and Hall 1859.. First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy.

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        The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn

      The copy presented by Lincoln's Inn to Chetham's Library, Manchester, with its pictorial bookplate recording the presentation on the front pastedown and its discreet circular ownership stamp elsewhere. Original pebbled cloth, rebacked, some foxing, but quite sound. Printed for the Society, London, 1859.

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        Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and back again.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green etc., 1859. Fine recent full cloth. Gilt lettering on back. Small stamp on htitle, title, on a few pages and on verso of plates. XVII,455 pp. + Appendix, 8 chromolithographed plates (incl. frontispiece, Kane del., Vincent Brooks, lith.) and 1 folded engraved and coloured map. Plates as well as text exceptionally clean. Fine woodengravings in the text.. First edition of this famous first-hand description of the North-American Indians. The author, a Canadian painter, traversed, almost alone, the teritories of the Red River Settlement, the Valley of Saskatchewan; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River; the shores of Puget Sound, and Vancouver's Island. It is an interesting collection of the incidents of life and travel, among the Indian tribes inhabiting the Regions over which he passed. - Sabin 37007

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        On the Fossil Mammals of Australia; being the complete suite of 10 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia, First Edition, complete with 83 very fine lithographic plates and numerous textual wood-engraved illustrations. Comprising: 1.) Part I. Description of a Mutilated Skull of a Large Marsupial Carnivore (Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen), from a Calcareous Conglomerate Stratum, Eighty Miles S. W. of Melbourne, Victoria , 1859, vol 149, pp.309-322 + 5 plates. 2.) Part II. Description of an Almost Entire Skull of the Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen, from a Freshwater Deposit, Darling Downs, Queensland, 1866 vol 156, pp.73-82 + 3 plates. 3.) Part III. Diprotodon australis, Owen, 1870 vol 160, pp.519-578 + 16 plates. 4.) Part IV. Dentition and Mandible of Thylacoleo carnifex, with Remarks on the Arguments for Its Herbivority, 1871, vol 161, pp.213-266 + 4 plates. 5.) Part V. Genus Nototherium, Owen, 1872, vol 162, pp.41-82 + 10 plates. 6.) Part VI. Genus Phascolomys, Geoffr, 1872, vol 162, pp.173-196 + 7 plates. 7) Part VII. Genus Phascolomys: Species Exceeding the Existing Ones in Size,1872, vol 162, pp241-258 + 9 plates. 8.) Part VIII. Family Macropodidae: Genera Macropus, Osphranter, Phascolagus, Sthenurus, and Protemnodon, 1874, vol 164, pp.245-287 + 8 plates. 9.) Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes, 1874, vol 164, pp.783-803 + 8 plates. 10.) Part X. Family Macropodidae: Mandibular Dentition and Parts of the Skeleton of Palorchestes; Additional Evidences of Macropus Titan, Sthenurus, and Procoptodon,1876, vol 166, pp.197-226 + 13 plates (one of which extending); WITH: On the Affinities of Thylacoleo (supplementary to Part IV above), 6pp and 3 fine plates, 1883). All large quarto, antique style half calf, all parts very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1859 - 1883. Sir Richard Owen, FRS KCB (1804-1892) English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Owen is probably best remembered today for coining the word Dinosauria (meaning "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. He agreed with Darwin that evolution occurred, but thought it was more complex than outlined in Darwin's Origin. Owen's approach to evolution can be seen as having anticipated the issues that have gained greater attention with the recent emergence of evolutionary developmental biology. He was the driving force behind the establishment, in 1881, of the British Museum (Natural History) in London. It was Sir Thomas Mitchell's discovery of fossil bones in New South Wales that provided material for the first of Owen's long series of [10] papers on the extinct mammals of Australia. He discovered Diprotodon and Thylacoleo, besides extinct kangaroos and wombats, of gigantic size.

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        Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. Dritte, verbesserte und beträchtlich vermehrte Auflage. 2 Bde. Erster Band. Vier Bücher, nebst einem Anhange, der die Kritik der Kantischen Philosophie enthält.; Zweiter Band, welscher die Ergänzungen zu den vier Büchern des ersten Bandes enthält.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1859. 8vo. Bound in two nice, solid, cont. black hcalf w. gilt author, title, tome and initials (E.W.) to spine. Inner front hinges a bit week, but far from cracking or loosening. A very nice and clean copy w. only very minor occational brownspotting. Textillustr., one folded plate, and one folded table. XXXII, 634; VI, 740 pp.. The important, very much enlarged third edition of Schopenhauer's main work, "The World as Will and Idea", which became a seminal philosophical work that deeply influenced many important later thinkers, e.g. Nietzsche. The third edition is almost twice as long as the first edition and also much longer than the second of 1844. The 3rd edition presents us with the final version of the work. The third edition contains many new parts and passages, including the first printing of the newly added apendix "Metaphysik der Geschlechtsliebe" ("Metaphysics of Sexual Love"), vol. 2, pp. 605-49, which makes Schopenhauer one of the first philosophers since the ancient Greeks to treat the subject of male homosexuality. The book was originally printed in about 700-750 copies, but due to the controversial contents and the too "modern" mind of Schopenhauer, the work was met with no sympathy in early 19th century Europe, and the book sold very poorly. The total lack of initial impact and the terribly bad sale-numbers caused the destruction of all the remaining copies, and only a very small portion of the original 700 or 750 copies still exist, making the first edition of this work one of the most rare important philosophical works of the 19th century. Schopenhauer actually suspected his publisher of deliberate treachery. "But by slow degrees his reputation grew. In 1844 a second edition of "Die Welt als Wille" appeared, and he began to acquire disciples and public recognition." (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 169). The third edition appeared in 1859, the year before Schopenhauer died, and both editions are much expanded. All three editions published within his lifetime are important and not common. Schopenhauer's "modern" mind resulted in a philosophy of nothingness and a pessimistic denial of the identity of change and progress, which are the predominant notions in this his main work, and only in modern thinkers would they find their true addressees. These modern thinkers, who were much influenced by Schopenhauer include some of the most influential men of the 19th and 20th centuries - Nietzsche, Wagner, Maler, Darwin, Einstein, Jung, Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Horkheimer, Beckett, Borges, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann etc, etc... The "pessimistic philosophy" that Schopenhauer founded took its starting-point in the philosophy of Kant, but he heavily criticized most of the important contemporary philosophers, who were also influenced by Kant (i.e. Hegel, Fichte, Schelling etc.). Like Kant, convinced that scientific explanation would never be able to give a true explanation of the reality, the appearances of which are all that we will ever be able to at least apply with a form of systematization and classification, which resembles knowledge, Schopenhauer concludes that all intellectual life is governed by the will and passions. In Schopenhauer's philosophy the Will (principally to live) becomes the driving force of man and the world, and the intellect is subordinate to this; -thus, when desire comes before thought and will comes before being, human beings must live in the realm of desire, and by this desire they are perpetually tormented. "Kant's principal difficulty, the existence of matter apart from our knowledge of it, is expressed by the very inadequacy of our knowledge: it is the cosmic will, an uncontrollable force superior to human will, which, in the individual will, can only be broken by leading a negative "good life", in chastity, voluntary poverty, fasting and self-denial. The result is nothingness, and the aim of the saint is non-existence." (PMM 279)

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        MEYER'S UNIVERSUM. Band 1-16. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst.

      Oktavausgabe. Mit 16 gestochene Titel-Blättern und illustriert mit 690 Stahlstichtafeln (inkludierenden einzelen die nicht im Inhaltsverzeichnisse stehen). Hildburghausen, Verlag des Bibliographischen Institute, 1859-1863. In acht Halblederbände des frühes 20. Jahrhunderts gebunden. Mit nur sehr kleinen Gebrauchsspuren. Hier und da wie immer etwas stockfleckig. Band V-VI mit grössere durchgehende fleck. Eine Tafel des letztes Band fehlt (»Aus dem Glarnerland«). Eine Tafel des zweites Band (»Tegerusee«) fehlt die Texte wegend die Beschneidung.. Band 1-5; Band 6-10 (Neue Folge Bd. 1-5); Band 11-15 (Dritte Folge Bd. 1-5); Band 16 (Vierte Folge Bd. 1)

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