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        The Combat of the Thirty. From a Breton lay in the fourteenth century. FIRST EDITION.

      

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        Faust Opéra en Cinq Actes, de MMrs. Jules Barbier & Michel Carré... Partition Piano & Chant, Arrangée par Léo Delibes Prix: 15 F. net. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 664.], 1859. First Edition. "The very rare first edition in opéra-comique form with dialogue was published in the middle of May 1859 according to an advertisement in Le Ménestrel and was the only one to appear thus. It was only on sale for a few months." Hopkinson: Notes on the Earliest Editions of Gounod's Faust, p. 246. Fuld p. 510. Faust was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on March 19th 1859 in a version with spoken dialogue; recitatives were added in 1860, and a ballet in 1869. The libretto by Barbier and Carre is based on Goethe, but focuses on the love story between Faust and Marguerite. "The historical importance of Faust is that it sounded a new note in French music. The conventional pomposities of the grand opera which then dominated the stage were superseded by a more intimate and poetic approach. The fashion Gounod set was one of conversational exchange rather than declamation." James Harding, Gounod, p. 114.. Large octavo. Quarter modern brown morocco with patterned boards. 1f. (recto decorative lithographic title by P. de Grauzat printed in black, with portraits of Marguerite, Faust, and Méphistophélès, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents), 224 pp. Named cast includes Earbot, Balanqué, Reynald, Cibot, Carvalho, Faibre, and Duclos. With publisher's small oval handstamp to lower right corner of title. Spine slightly abraided. Occasional light foxing and intralinear marks in pencil; title very slightly trimmed at lower margin. An attractive copy.

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        Dissertations and Discussions.

      John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, London 1859 - , , . Volume 1: TP + [iii]-vi = Preface + [vii] = Contents + [1]-474 + [1]-6 = Publisher's ads; Volume 2: TP + [i] = Contents + [1]-563; Volume 3: (Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, London, 1867) TP + [i] = Contents + [1]-379 + [1]-20 = Publisher's ads (dated January, 1867) + 21-24 = Index, Octavo. First Editions.This collection of Mill's essays, drawn principally from the Edinburgh and Westminster Reviews, includes his thoughts on Bentham, Coleridge, currency reform, enfranchisement of women, De Tocqueville and democracy in America, the claims of labor and the French Revolution of 1848. A further volumes of still later "Dissertations and Discussions" appeared in 1875. matching original dark brown publisher's embossed cloths with gilt lettering on the spines. The third volume is in a slightly different original dark brown publisher's embossed cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The spine tips of all three volumes have been professionally and sympathetically repaired. The set comes sheathed in an open-sided brown box. Overall, a very pretty copy of this set. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Circoscrizione Ecclesiastica nel Regno delle Due Sicilie

      Napoli 1859 - Progettata dal Marzolla in 12 fogli ed annunciata nel 1857, la carta delle "Circoscrizione Ecclesiastica del Regno delle Due Sicilie" l'opera venne pubblicata solo postuma, a causa della morte dell'autore, nel maggio del 1858. Tra il 1859 ed il 1860 una decina di fogli vennero alla luce per cura dell'architetto Luigi Manzella, che seguì il Marzolla alla direzione dello Stabilimento Geografico. La fine dell'impero Borbonico, nel maggio del 1860, e lo smantellamento dello Stabilimento Geografico (1880 circa), impedì successive ristampe di queste carte, che sono pertanto rarissime. Litografia, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Valerio, Benedetto Marzolla Brindisino, Geografo e Cartografo dell'800 Europeo, pag. 63, 159. Dimensioni 600 380mm

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        Narrativa de serviços no libertar-se o Brazil da dominaçÄ

      Londrés: James Ridgway, 1859. First edition. Blue pebbled cloth paneled in blind, gilt titles on spine, yellow endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed, nick to rear edge, else a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy, scattered foxing, bookseller label on rear pastedown, one removed from front pastedown. A beautiful bright copy.. xv, 321 pp. The Portuguese translation of the second volume of "Narrative of services on the liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil" by Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860), the commander of the Chilean navy from 1818-1823, and of the Brazilian navy from 1823-1825. "Arrogant, ill-tempered, cantankerous, bellicose, Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful front-line frigate captains of his day.... [and he] and other British naval officers, entirely unofficially, had made a not inconsiderable contribution to the cause of Brazilian independence and, more important, Brazilian unity," Leslie Bethell, Brazil: Empire and Republic 1822-1930 (Cambridge Univ Press, 1989) p. 35-36. See Sabin 21274 (English Version). Phillips p. 34. Borba de Moraes I, 235.

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        La Silhouette. Paraissant tous les dimanches.

      Imp. A. Bourdillat et Cie. 1859-1860, Paris - 9 livraisons in-folio, demi-toile souple de l'époque. Collection complète, très rare. Revue littéraire éphémère fondée par Jules Noriac, Charles de Courcy et Aurélien Scholl. Collaborations de Xavier Aubryet, Edouard Bourdet, Jules Moinaux, Eugène Furpille, E. et J. de Goncourt, A. de Launay, J. Claretie, Charles Monselet et Henri de Pène (d'après Vaudun). Le journal se consacre à la chronique fantaisiste ainsi définie dans le premier numéro : « C'est une histoire invraisemblable racontée dans un style impossible ». D'après J.-F. Vaudun (Gazetiers et gazettes. Histoire critique et anecdotique de la presse parisienne, Paris, 1860) « la Silhouette a passé comme une ombre : on n'a jamais su le fin mot de MM. Noriac, Scholl et de Courcy, ses trois pères spirituels. Cette assemblée constituante de la Silhouette s'est dissoute au bout de huit numéros. Les antiquaires qui s'amuseront à fouiller dans les décombres du journalisme contemporain chercheront peut-être la raison de cette publication. La Silhouette de qui ? de quoi? Abrégeons leurs fouilles. Ce journal n'a été qu'un vide-poche. Jules Noriac, ex-rédacteur en chef du Figaro-Programme, ex-rédacteur du Figaro, ex-sous-officier. Il a fini par trouver sa véritable voie : le roman. Le 101e Régiment et la Bêtise humaine, sont deux francs succès et deux belles vengeances. Jules de Noriac a de l'esprit, de la jeunesse, du coeur. Courage donc, en avant, et bonne chance ! Charles de Courcy. fils, gandin en tous genres, modiste de lettres, d'après la nouvelle classification donnée dernièrement par M. Babou. Signalement particulier : Ce jolie garçon, quand il parle, se contemple dans les glaces. Daniel Lambert, ce drame qui a réussi à l'Odéon devant un auditoire lymphatique, a ajouté des embellissements à sa fatuité d'écrivain. Aurélien Scholl, fondateur du Satan, en 1854. auteur des Esprits malades, des Lettres à mon domestique, de Nouvelles à la main, et d'une bluette en un acte : Hosalinde. M. Scholl tenait dans la Silhouette la spécialité de l'article-cancan ; il y épluchait le théâtre et le boudoir, et probablement, en sa qualité de confident de ces dames, il imprimait des réflexions comme celles-ci : Pourquoi aime-t-on ? Parce qu'on s'ennuie, parce qu'on a bien diné. ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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, Longmans, &, 1859. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. xvii,[1],455pp. + [7]pp. (appendix)pp. Octavo, in original burnt ochre stamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. Eight colour lithographed plates (including frontispiece) complete with tissue guards, woodcut illustrations in text, and folding map (partly coloured with route indicated in red) A very clean copy with the original plate tissues and without the usual foxing on the plates. Peel 253; TPL 2911; Wagner-Camp 332:1. Daily journal of Kane's three years travelling across the continent, studying and painting Indians as he went. Inspired by George Catlin, who he met in Europe, Kane left in June 1845 and spent the first season chiefly among the Ojibway around Lake Huron and Michigan. The following season he made his way via the Red River Settlement and the valley of the Saskatchewan to Fort Edmonton where he spent the winter of 1847-48, before continuing on to Puget Sound, via the Columbia then north to Vancouver Island. Scarce in this condition. 1859

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        Autograph letter signed. St. Petersburg, 30. V. 1859.

      1859. 8vo. 4 pp. Together with an autogr. envelope. To the actor Ignaz Vojaceck (1825-1916), thanking for some news about his addressee's adventures in Warsaw.

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        Grundsätze und Regeln für die Behandlung der Schusswunden im Kriege. Ein Beitrag zur Kriegsbereitschaft. Oberstabs-und Regiments-Arzte des Königl. Preussischen 12. Infanterie-Regiments. Erste Abtheilung : Auf dem Schlachtfelde. Zweite Abtheilung: Im Feldlazareth.

      Berlin: Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1859 - 100 S., 128 S. Einband berieben und gebräunt. Stempel auf Innendeckel und Titelblatt. Hintere Innendeckel gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen der kaiserlich-königlichen geographischen Gesellschaft. Red. v. Franz Foetterle, Jos. Chavanne, F. Ritter v. Le Monnier, J. M. Jüttner u.a.

      Wien, Auer/Geitler/Zamarski 1859-1923. - 3., 6., 8.,19., 21., 23.-25., 27., 28., 30., 34.-41., 47., 49.-51., 54.-56., 58.-62., 64.-66. Jg. Zus. 34 Bde. Mit hunderten, meist gefalt., farb. Karten Hln. u. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kirchner 7489 Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NECESSITY FOR IMPROVED MILITARY DEFENCES CONSIDERED

      Charleston: Walker, Evans & Co., 1859. 28pp. Original printed wrappers. Edges toned and scuffed, lightly soiled. Dampstaining and scattered foxing. Very good. A very rare pamphlet advocating the need for proactive improvement of military operations during peacetime. The publication includes anecdotal evidence of the U.S. military's achievements during past wars to strengthen its position that constant improvement is needed for future success in battle. Written the same year as John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, there is a distinct feeling of a call for preparedness in the South against the impending Civil War. Not in OCLC. SABIN 52210.

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        LA ARGELIA ANTIGUA Y MODERNA: DESDE LOS PRIMEROS ESTABLECIMIENTOS DE LOS CARTAGINESES HASTA LA ESPEDICION DEL GENERAL RANDON - EL IMPERIO DE MARRUECOS EN 1853

      - 1859-1860 Joaquin Sierra, Madrid 3 tomos en dos vol. Introducción de Manuel María Flamant. Il. en b/n. Mapa desplegable en b/n. XII+731; 831+229 p. 23x15 cm. Enc. pasta española. Falta 1 lám. del general Prim Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATRICK GASS, Now Sole Survivor of the Overland Expedition to the Pacific under Lewis and Clark, in 1804-5-6; Also, A Soldier in the War with Great Britain, from 1812 to 1815, and a Participant in the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

      Wellsburg, VA: Jacob & Smith, 1859. 280 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and fraying along the hinges with some edges re-attached, and with original backstrip remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a frontisportait of Gass and three plates (pg.59, pg.108, pg.248] as well as other vignettes; complete. Minor spotting to the closed page edges, scattered light soiling to numerous page edges, and a few pages with small spots of staining and a few that have the corners creased. Overall an attractive unrestored example of this memoir of the last survivor of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Title continues "...Together with Gass' Journal of the Expedition Condensed; and Sketches of Some Events Occurring During the Last Century in the Upper Ohio Country, Biographies, Reminiscences, etc." Previous owner's ink name mostly erased from original colored front endpapers. Retains both front and rear sets of the original colored endpapers, as well as two additional white endpapers at the front, and three additional white endpapers at the rear. Howes J-31[aa]. Wagner Camp 6:10. Streeter 3067. Graff 2183. Sergeant Gass lived to age 99, outliving all other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT WOOD-WORK

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1859. Rebacked retaining original spine, boards worn and chipped, plates fine. Tall folio (22"). 13 plates drawn by Twopeny and etched by W.S. Wilkinson. Gilt-titled brown cloth over boards. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Author.

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        An extensive collection of 21 reports and other papers.

      Truro, Heard and Sons, Boscawen Street. 1859 [ - 1868]. All 8vo. (or folded to 8vo.), various paginations, all complete including 14 plates (5 folding), 2 whole-page illustrations, and occasional text figures, from the contemporary library of Clement Le Neve Foster F.R.S.> with his ownership signature on front pastedown and with the later rubber stamps of the Le Neve Foster library at the Royal School of Mines.> The reports bound together at the time in a single 8vo. volume in morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered. In very good state of preservation. A complete set of 21 reports and related papers from the first decade of the life of this Miners' Association. The Miners' Association was founded in 1858 by Robert Hunt F.R.S. and the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. It was formed to create a body that would discuss, develop, address the needs and represent the hard rock mining industry in the south-west of England. Within the first year of existence the Association adopted the title of The Miners' Association of Cornwall and Devon in order also to represent the same industry in Devon. Within the first year of the Association's existence it set about trying to address the need for improved skills and education within the mining community. among the notable members of the Association in its formative years were Dr. Clement Le Neve Foster (Assistant Secretary), Joseph Henry Collins (Lecturer and Assistant Secretary from 1868), and Robert Hunt F.R.S.

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        Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs, wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Bd. 1 - 3 in 5 Büchern. Bd. 1: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der formlosen Thiere (Amorphozoa). Bd. 2: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Strahlenthiere (Actinozoa). Bd. 3: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Weichthiere (Malacozoa). 1. Abt.: Kopflose Weichthiere (Malacozoa Acephala). 2. Abt.: Kopftragende Weichthiere (Malacozoa cephalophora).

      Leipzig u. Heidelberg: Winter, 1859. 142 S., 12 Taf.; 434 S., 48 Taf.; 1500 S., 136 Taf.Angeboten werden die ersten drei Bände der von H.G. Bronn begründeten und von Wilhelm Keferstein fortgesetzten Reihe, inkl. des sehr seltenen Teilbands 3.2 (sowohl Text- als auch Atlasband). Insgesamt 5 Bücher. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel innen. Keine Rückensignaturen. Halbleinenbände, berieben und leicht bestoßen. Bindungen fest. Seiten und Tafeln altersbedingt gebräunt, Text sauber. Folgende Bände sind vorrätig: Bd. 1: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der formlosen Thiere (Amorphozoa). Bd. 2: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Strahlenthiere (Actinozoa). Bd. 3: Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Weichthiere (Malacozoa). 1. Abt.: Kopflose Weichthiere (Malacozoa Acephala). 2. Abt.: Kopftragende Weichthiere (Malacozoa cephalophora). Weitere Informationen und Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt mbx 005. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Adam Bede

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. 12mo. Original blind stamped, brown ripple-grain cloth, yellow coated endpapers; 16 pages of ads at rear of volume III. Neat owner name on front pastedown of volume I; some inner hinges expertly repaired. Internally clean and bright.

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        Schweiz, die Italienischen Seen, Mailand, Turin, Genua, Nizza. Handbuch für Reisende,

      Coblenz, Verlag von Karl Baedeker, 1859,. 8. umgearbeitete Auflage, mit einem Nachtrag von 1860 mit mit einem lithographierten Frontispiz, einer Reise- und Entfernungskarte, mit Specialkarten von Rigi und Vierwaldstätter See, Berner Oberland, Appenzeller Land, Chamouny-Thal, Ober Engadin und den südl. Wallisthälern; mit Plänen von Basel, Bern, Genf, Genua, Lausanne, Luzern, Mailand, Turin, Zürich, mit zwei Bergskizzen, zwei Panoramen und sechzehn Ansichten, (kollationiert, ohne die Entfernungskarte), 390 Seiten, 12x16, rotes O Ln mit Goldprägung und marmoriertem Schnitt, ordentliches Exemplar dieser sehr frühen Ausgabe, der Einband leicht angestaubt und unter Verwendung des Original-Einbandes fachgerecht restauriert. Der Original-Vorsatz mit einem Bibliotheksvermerk aus Papier überzogen, mit einem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk von alter Hand und die Innenfalze verstärkt, Hinrichsen D 296 B Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 46946

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou Description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins, par MM. J.-B. Jaubert et Barthélemy-Lapommeraye.

      Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, 1859-1862. Quarto. 547 pages with 20 coloured plates. Beautiful, original halfleather binding by J. Quinton in Norwich - with gilt lettering on spine. [Reliure de l'epoque]. Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Tres bon etat. Some mild signs of foxing. Wonderful provenance From the library of eminent british ornthologist John Henry Guerney with his small library supralibro on front and rear cover "John Henry Guerney" and a subsequent Exlibris of Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall to front pastedown. / Avec 21 planches lithographiées et coloriées à la main à l'aquarelle, représentent : Vautour, Aigle Ste Victoire, Aigle Botta, Aigle Bonneli, Faucon Lanier, Faucon Eléonore, Bouvreuil Cramoisi, Bruant Auréole, Bruant Mitilène, Bruant Rustique, Bruant Couronné, Gobe-Mouche, Merle blafard, Turdus, Areocinecla, Becfin, Bergeronnette, Pipit, Hirundo, Hirondelle de mer, Cygne de Bewick / [Anker 230; Nissen, IVB 475; Wood 406]nnJohn Henry Gurney (4 July 1819 – 20 April 1890) was an English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician of the Gurney family. Gurney was the only son of Joseph John Gurney of Earlham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk. At the age of ten he was sent to a private tutor at Leytonstone near the Epping Forest, where he met Henry Doubleday, and commenced his first natural history collection. From there he moved to the Friends' School at Tottenham, and whilst there met William Yarrell. At the age of seventeen he joined the family's banking business in Norwich.nnGurney published a number of articles in The Zoologist on the birds of Norfolk. He also commenced a collection of birds of prey. In 1864 he published Part I. of his Descriptive Catalogue of this collection, and in 1872 he edited The Birds of Damara Land from the notes of his friend Charles John Andersson.nnBetween 1875 and 1882 he produced a series of notes in The Ibis on the first volume of the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, and in 1884 brought out a List of Diurnal Birds of Prey, with References and Annotations. The archives of Cambridge University Museum of Zoology contains five volumes of correspondence between Alfred Newton and Gurney, who was a founding member of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust. For the last twenty years of his life he resided at the family's home at Northrepps, near Cromer.nHis son, John Henry Gurney Jr., was also an ornithologist, and his great great grandson, Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall has continued the family tradition. The southern African race of the black-necked grebe, Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi, was named by South African zoologist and author Austin Roberts in 1919 in honour of the father and son. John Henry Gurney Jr.'s daughter Agatha Gurney (1881–1937) married Sir Edward Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet. (Wikipedia)n________________nnJohn Henry Gurney Jr. (1848-1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family.nWorks: Rambles of a naturalist in Egypt & other countries (1876) / The House Sparrow (1885) / The Gannet: a Bird with a History (1913) / Early annals of ornithology (1921) / (Wikipedia)

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        Mittheilungen der kaiserlich-königlichen geographischen Gesellschaft. Red. v. Franz Foetterle, Jos. Chavanne, F. Ritter v. Le Monnier, J. M. Jüttner u.a.

      Wien, Auer/Geitler/Zamarski 1859-1923.. 3., 6., 8.,19., 21., 23.-25., 27., 28., 30., 34.-41., 47., 49.-51., 54.-56., 58.-62., 64.-66. Jg. Zus. 34 Bde. Mit hunderten, meist gefalt., farb. Karten Hln. u. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kirchner 7489

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        The Quorndon Hounds; Or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray. By Frank Forester

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1859. Second Peterson edition, with "Collins, Printer" on copyright page. Illustrated by the author. 1 vols. 12mo. Half green morocco, pictorial wrappers bound in, t.e.g. Bookplate of Daniel Webster Evans laid in, and another on verso of flyleaf. Fine. Second Peterson edition, with "Collins, Printer" on copyright page. Illustrated by the author. 1 vols. 12mo. This work was first published in Graham's American Monthly Magazine, October to December, 1851; the book is dedicated to the journal's publisher George R. Graham. Van Winkle pp. 44-5, edition (b)

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        Anatomie comparée transcendante. Principes d'embryogénie, de zoogénie et de tératogénie

      Paris, F. Didot, 1859. 1859, 1859, , fort in-4, XV-942 pages, 25 planches en lithographie, demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse et fileté, Toute première édition, rare, de cet ouvrage de tératologie du Dr Serres, tel que paru ; il est exactement conforme à la manière dont il sera publié en 1860 dans les "Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences de l'Institut impérial de France", c'est à dire qu'il ne comprend ni les pages "bis", ni la planche numérotée 26 qui ont servi à augmenter une autre édition, mise en vente ultérieurement (bien que sous la date de 1859). Dans cette dernière édition augmentée, le titre, la table des matières et l'errata du premier tirage ont été remployés, de telle sorte que ces exemplaires passent souvent pour être des originaux de 1859 : mais c'est bien le nôtre qui est l'original, avec 25 planches et non 26, et sans les pages 206-1 à 206-10 et 938-1 à 938-7. De surcroît, contrairement à ce que l'on peut lire parfois, ce texte n'a pas paru auparavant dans les "Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences", mais ultérieurement, en 1860. Cet exemplaire comporte en outre un envoi au Dr Falret "en témoignage de l'estime scientifique et de l'amitié de l'auteur". Augustin Serres (1786-1868), anatomiste et embryologiste, fut l'un des collaborateurs de Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire dont il partagea et développa les théories. Il considérait que "l'embryologie est une anatomie comparée transitoire" ; ses principaux contradicteurs, Baer et Milne-Edwards, ne parvinrent pas à modifier ses positions. Il les exprime définitivement dans cet ouvrage, le dernier qu'il composa. Son intérêt pour la tératologie, dans son aspect scientifique, se manifestait déjà avec la publication du grand volume in-folio des Recherches d'anatomie transcendante pathologique, paru en 1832, et dont les planches d'illustrations sont restées célèbres. DSB, XII, 316. Cachet ex-libris de Jules Falret (1824-1902), fils du célèbre alinéniste Jean-Pierre Falret ; Jules Falret fut de même un très bon médecin, réputé. Il dirigea, à la suite de son père l'asile de Vanves. Charnières frottées. Rousseurs aux planches et petites déchirures sans manque à certaines

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        On the early stages of inflammation.

      , 1859. 1859. Whole number. Original wrappers, spine worn, some soiling. Unopened and internally very good. Garrison-Morton 2298: "This paper reports the results of one of Lister's most valuable researches; his conclusions still hold today.

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        On Liberty.

      John W. Parker and Son, London 1859 - 1 leaf + TP + [3] = Contents + [5]-207, Octavo. First Edition (MacMinn, p. 92)."'On Liberty' remains his most widely read book. It represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine, and its central point is one which had escaped both Mill's father and Bentham. Mill realized that the 'greatest good' of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual. Hitherto, liberty had always been considered relative, in relation to tyranny or oppression: Mill extended tyranny to include a custom-ridden majority, and declared that 'the sole end for which mankind is justified in interfering with liberty of action is self-protection'. Many of Mill's ideas are now the common-place of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved upon." (PMM, p.210).Printing and the Mind of Man, 345. Contemporary ¾ leather with pebbled cloth boards. The spine with four raised bands and gilt lettering two compartments. A bit worn on the edges and the tips of the boards and with a former owner's book plate to the inside front cover. Overall, this is a lovely and eminently collectible copy of this important work of political philosophy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse. (2 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      4, XI, 286 S., 1 Falttaf., XI, 206 S., Textabb., 7 tlw. gefaltete u. farb. Taf., Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Stempel a. erstem Titelblatt die geologischen Tafeln des ersten Teils fehlen!, min. beschienen, Papier min. gebräunt, 1 Taf. im Falz getrennt u. hinterlegt. Jew. EA. Mit Widmung von L. Rollier auf den Titelblättern. Enth.: Huitième livraison, premier supplément (joint à la deuxième édition de la feuille VII): Structure et histoire géologiques de la partie du Jura central comprise entre le Doubs (La-Chaux-de-Fonds), le val de Delémont, le lac de Neuchâtel et le Weissenstein Deuxième supplément à la description géologique de la partie jurassienne de la feuille VII. L. Rollier (1859 - 1931), Konservator der geologischen Sammlung, später Privatdozent für Stratigraphie und Petrefaktenkunde an der ETH Zürich.

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        Erstaunliche Geschichten und unheimliche Begebenheiten

      Erstaunliche Geschichten und unheimliche Begebenheiten von Edgar Allan Poe (1859) 456pp., Deutsche Erstausgabe, kl.8vo., Okart., Verlag von J. Scheible, Stuttgart. Sehr frühe Ausgabe, enthält 9 Erzählungen, einige davon in deutscher EA Ränder unbeschnitten, leicht bestossen, in erstaunlich guter Erhaltung und sehr selten. (Bloch 2433) Biete separat die Sammlung "Unbegreifliche Ereignisse" an.

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        Hyperion: a Romance

      David Bogue, London 1859 - Gilt lettered black morocco leather with gilt floral design on spine and on the front and rear panels. All edges gilt. Floral patterned dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Binding by Worrall. This is the undated 2nd edition from about 1859. With a long ink inscription on the first blank. With about 100 illustrations. Beautifully bound book with wear to the edges only. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Offprint]: Descriptions of New Fossil Mollusca, found with the bones of Hadrosaurus Foulkii, in the Cretaceous Formation at Haddonfield, New Jersey

      [Philadelphia: (Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci., circa 1859]. [Philadelphia: (Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.. circa 1859]. First. One leaf folded to make four pages. Some chipping at the extremities, slightly browned, a good copy of this rare little pamphlet. In 1858, hobbyist William Parker Foulke was the first to find a nearly complete dinosaur skeleton in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He was accompanied by Joseph Leidy and Isaac Lea from the Academy of Natural Sciences, who he invited along to evaluate the find. OCLC locates one copy, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. .

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        Curry & Rice (on Forty plates) or The Ingredients of Social Life at "Our" Station in India

      Day & Son 1859 - Orange cloth binding with gilt decoration to front board and spine, flower decorated endpapers and gilt top edge. Three pages have come loose and are now laid in the book, the list of the illustrations and preface and a later pace called Our Judge, these pages and some of the other early pages are a bit frayed with smal tears from sticking out slightly from the text block. The spine is darkened and the corners and head and heel of the spine are heavily worn. Beautifully written and illustrated account of life in the British Raj. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Genera of British Moths

      London: Paul Jerrard, [1859]. 2 vols: i-vi, 7-76; (ii), 77-206, (1), 62 fine hand coloured plates. Hardback. 2 vols, large-8vo, recased in orig. decorative cloth, gilt, aeg, minor wear to extremities; new endpapers. Occasional light spotting. Plates vivid and vibrant. Very attractive set. Scarce early printing by Paul Jerrard, with fine, highly finished, hand-coloured plates, backgrounds also brilliantly coloured. In later printings the colouring is of a lower standard and often restricted to the insects only with minimal colouring to the backgrounds.Nissen ZBI 2053.

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        The Logic of Banking : A Familiar Exposition of the Principles of Reasoning, and Their Application to the Art and Science of Banking

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London, United Kingdom 1859 - A rather scarce work by this noted author on banking, successively manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland at Kilkenny and Waterford. Gilbart offered a premium for the best essay submitted on the adaptation of recent inventions, collected at the Great Exhibition, 1851, to the purpose of practical banking. His own writings on banking "are valuable as the work of a man who has a thorough mastery of the subject (and) contain, remarks McCulloch, much useful informat-ion, presented in a clear compendious form." - D.N.B. CONDITION Original blind embossed Brown cloth with bright Gilt spine title (very fresh and clean with sl buffed through cloth to 3 cnrs, spine head has chipped cloth, spine foot sl frayed. Considering age the wear is so minimal could be classed as FINE) nice engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard, pp xi 605 with erata to rear plus 24 page catalogue. Interior is incredibly bright and clean, in nice tight condition and not inscribed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A glossary; or collection of words, phrases, names and allusions to customs, proverbs, etc., which have been thought to require Illustration, in the works of English authors, particularly Shakespeare and his contemporaries . A new edition, with considerable additions both of words and examples, by James O. Halliwell and Thomas Wright.

      John Russell Smith, London 1859 - 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. ix, 476; [2], [477]-981; contemporary full calf, red and black morocco labels on spines; some rubbing and scuffing, but a good and sound set. Nares' Glossary was originally published in 1822 in quarto size, passing through only one edition in England. Considered "indispensable to the readers of the literature of the Elizabethan period" and "the best and most useful work. for explaining and illustrating [its] obsolete language," the original edition became too rare and expensive. Halliwell and Wright provided this updated and lower-priced version for the growing number of Elizabethan scholars unable to find or buy the original. Kennedy 6705; Vancil, p. 171.

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        Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands (4 volume set)

      Henry G. Bohn, 1859. Complete 4 volume set has been recently rebound with green leather along the spine and at the corners over patterned grass-cloth covered boards with new floral patterned paper used for the end papers, b/w illustrations and folding map, 414, 438, 407, 406 pages. This is a new edition that has been revised and enlarged. Binding is new and has minimal wear. Inside all the text paper is very lightly age toned with the margins being slightly more toned than the rest to the page, there is an occasional smudge. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This set of books weighs nearly 4 pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. Later Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        CARTE PANORAMIQUE DU THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN ITALIE

      1859 ca., Italia centro settentrionale 1859 - Carta geografica dell'Italia settentrionale in cui sono indicate le località in cui si svolsero i combattimenti della Seconda Guerra di Indipendenza del 1859. Ai lati della mappa vi sono le bandiere italiana e francese con i nomi dei luoghi ove ebbero luogo le battaglie di: Montebello, Palestro Turbigo, Magenta, Marignan (Melegnano) e Solferino. La carta è incorniciata da una serie di 22 piccole vedute di città italiane e francesi: Milano, Verona (2), Padova, Venezia, Ferrara, Napoli (2), Roma (5), Civitavecchia, Firenze (2), Livorno, Nizza Tolone, Marsiglia, Sempione e Lago Maggiore mm 605x870

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        The Merrie Days of England: Sketches of the Olden Time

      hardcover. near fine. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated with 20 engravings from drawings by Joseph Nash, George Thomas, Birket Foster, and Edward Corbould, dec. vignette on title and chapter headings. 160pp., 4to, 3/4 red morocco, ornate gilt-dec. raised bands, t.e.g.; (inner hinge a bit weak). London: William Kent, 1859. Near Fine. Chapters on subjects from Cottage Homes to May Day, Fencing and Sword Play to Baronial Feasts and Christmas-Tide.

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        CARTA GEOGRAFICA E POSTALE DEL REGNO LOMBARDO VENETO COMPILATA SULLE MIGLIORI CARTE GENERALI PROVINCIALI ESISTENTI.

      Lombardo Veneto 1859 - Carta postale murale del Regno Lombardo Veneto, nella parte inferiore della carta sono rappresentate in pianta le seguenti città: Como, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Milano, Sondrio, Cremona, Brescia, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza Rovigo, Padova, Venezia, Belluno, Treviso, Udine, accompagnate da notizie storiche e tabelle statistiche. La carta è stampata su 4 fogli di carta cina.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1070 mm 855x1265

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        Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 vols.: xxxv, 619; xvi, 655 pp. 8vo. 6 maps, 7 plans and charts, 31 wood engravings in vol. I. 1 map, 10 plans and charts, and 60 wood engravings. Black leather with blank impressing to board edges. Spines and front free endpapers repaired. Tear, repair, and small hole in fold-out map in vol. I. Rough edge to map in vol. II. Some worm damage to top corners in vol. I up to p. 11. Irish politician and traveller Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869) was appointed colonial secretary of Ceylon in 1845, remaining until 1850. One of the results of his residence in Ceylon was this publication. It proved so popular that five editions, variously revised, were published in eight months, the last in 1860. The work is an account of many aspects of the island of Ceylon with chapters on the geology, climate, flora and fauna, history, religion, farming, commerce, the arts, science, Portuguese, Dutch and English, elephants, forest, and ruined cities.

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        British Wild Flowers

      1859. LOUDON, Jane Wells. British Wild Flowers. London: James Nelson, 1859. Thick quarto, early 20th-century three-quarter vellum gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $3800.Third edition, with 60 fine full-page hand-colored lithographs, handsomely bound by Warren & Son.Jane Wells Loudon was one of the 19th centuryÂ’s major compilers of flower books. First published in 1846, this work and her earlier LadiesÂ’ Flower Garden were “much prized for their attractive illustrations” (Magnificent Botanical Books, 237). LoudonÂ’s artistic groupings of like flowers, considered unusual for the times, were immediately popular among gardeners throughout England. She married John Claudius Loudon, renowned landscape gardener and horticultural writer. See Nissen 1233; Sitwell, 115. Only a bit of scattered light foxing, mostly marginal, plates generally fine and vivid; binding in exceptional condition. A nearly fine copy of a lovely work.

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        ARCANA NATURAE OU RECUEIL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE.

      Paris: Societe Entomologique de France; J. B. Bailliere, 1859. [iv], 132 pages of text. Rebound in full leather, with older leather spine label laid-down. Marbled endpapers renewed. Original blue paper wrappers are bound-in at the rear, with borders trimmed but otherwise in excellent condition. Minimal foxing to text and to plates. Contains an allegorical engraved frontispiece, and 13 plates of which 11 are hand-colored. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Sur les hypothèses relatives à l'éther lumineux et sur une expérience qui paraît démontrer que le mouvement des corps change la vitesse avec laquelle la lumière se propage dans leur intérieur" [On the hypotheses relating to the luminous æther, and an experiment which appears to demonstrate that the motion of bodies alters the velocity with which light propagates itself in their interior] in Annales de Chimie et de Physique 57 No. 3, December 1859, pp. 385-404

      Paris: Victor Masson, 1859 FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE FULL RESULTS OF FIZEAU'S EXPERIMENTS WITH THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT. Note that the brief announcement of Fizeau's experiment was first published in Comptes Rendus in 1851. This paper "is less famous, for some reason, than the failure of Michelson and Morley to detect the aether drag, but no less significant. For it showed that the velocity of light increases in a medium according to the formula, v (1 - 1/n2), where v is the velocity of the medium, and n is the refractive index"(Gillespie in "The Edge of Objecticity" p. 427). Fizeau's paper is the first full experiment of an experiment measuring the speed of light in water. Known as the 'interference experiment', Fizeau's paper proved that the speed of light in water is affected by the direction of flow of the water. As Einstein himself would later acknowledge, the interference experiment with moving water is one of the main experiments confirming the special theory of relativity. Fizeau's work employed rotating mirrors and really involved two experiments, one with water moving in the direction of light and one with water moving opposite to the direction of the light - a method "capable of rendering evident any change of velocity due to motion" (Weinstein). In 1862, he would again use a modified version of this apparatus to determine the absolute speed of light. At the time, many believed that 'carrying medium' existed - an aether presumed to transmit light from its source to a given reflecting object and only from there to the human eye. It was assumed that light traveling through a moving medium was in essence dragged along by it; in this scenario, the speed would obviously be the sum of light's speed through the medium in addition to the speed of the medium. "Fizeau indeed detected a dragging effect, but the magnitude of the effect that he observed was far lower than expected. His results seemingly supported the partial aether-drag hypothesis…, a situation that was disconcerting to most physicists. Over half a century passed before a satisfactory explanation of Fizeau's unexpected measurement was developed with the advent of Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity. Einstein later pointed out the importance of the experiment for special relativity" (Wikipedia). "In 1886 Michelson and Morley repeated the experiment on a larger scale and confirmed Fizeau's results" (DSB, V, 20). Fizeau's paper is less famous, "for some reason, than the failure of Michelson and Morley to detect the aether drag, but NO LESS SIGNIFICANT. For it showed that the velocity of light increases in a medium" according to a specific formula (Gillespie, p. 427). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Victor Masson. Original wraps. Complete. pp. 385-512. 4 plates. Small tears at the edges of the wraps. Minor. Very light soiling at the edges. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Report of Commission appointed by the Governor-in-Chief to inquire into the Loss of the "Admella;" together with minutes of evidence and proceedings of Commission.

      Adelaide: W.C.Cox, Government printer, 1859. Foolscap folio, 36, [iv] pp., last blank, large folding map; wrappers thumbed. Uncommon: official report of the Commission tasked to investigate the appalling loss of the steamship Admella off the coast of South Australia in 1859. The tragedy marks a nadir in Australian maritime history: '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 89 lives from a total of 113 passengers and crew. An unusually violent ocean limited the efforts of rescuers, and the 24 survivors owed their lives to the grim heroism of local fisherman and sailors (some of whom drowned in the attempt).This report of the Commission, printed for the benefit of Parliament and other interested parties, collects a wide variety of first hand testimonials from the survivors their rescuers. Of special interest is the large folding map showing the courses steered by the Admella up to the time of her wreckage, and also the track of the Bombay and the Havilah from Melbourne, two vessels nearby at the time the shipwreck. Some browning of the map, overall very good condition.

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