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        Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Light edgewear to boards with some fraying at spine. Front inner hinge cracked. Offsetting from pastedown adverts to eps. Blind stamp and previous owner's inscription on fep, two further stamps to title page and last page. Pencilled notation within. Browning at edges. Map in good order: age-toning at folds, but without tears. 1859. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xiii, 247pp. Fold out Lunar map. .

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        ALL THE YEAR ROUND [BOUND EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES] Including a Tale of Two Cities

      New York: J. M. Emerson & Co.. Very Good+. 1859-1860. Hardcover. Occasional foxing. Comtemporary binding in brown cloth; All The Year Round was Charles Dickens' own literary magazine. The first appearance of A Tale of Two Cities is serialized here, from April-November 1859. These three volumes contain all the issues from April 1859 to October 1860. Besides literature there are a number of articles on scientific matters and national and international affairs; 8vo; 624,568 (48),620 pages .

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        Exploration — British North America. [Part I]: Papers relative to the exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion of British North America which lies between the northern branch of the River Saskatchewan and the frontier of the United States; and between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains. [Part II]: Further papers relative to the exploration by the expedition under Captain Palliser .... [Part III]: The journals, detailed reports, and observations relative to the exploration, by Captain Palliser .... [Part IV]: Index and maps to Captain Palliser's reports.

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode Folio (34 cm; 13.5"). 4 parts in one vol. 64 pp., 8 maps; 75 pp., 3 maps; 325 pp.; 3 pp., 5 folding maps.. 1859–65 Sole editions of all parts of Palliser's British "Blue Book" of the British North American Exploring Expedition which explored and surveyed the prairies and wilderness of western Canada from 1857 to 1860. The expedition had a many-fold purpose: to explore possible routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway; discover new species of plants; amass scientific measurements (astronomical, meteorological, geological); describe the land, its fauna, flora, and inhabitants; make detailed maps; and topographically delimit the boundary between British North America and the United States. This last was accomplished from Lake Superior to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. As a result of the survey's findings, the government ended the Hudson's Bay Company's ownership of Rupert's Land. Palliser was Irish and a captain in the Waterford Militia at the time of his tramping the Canadian Rockies and prairies. The large folding map "General Map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860" is "a valuable record of the geography of the Prairies before any substantial European settlement" (Hayes, Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps, p. 209). Provenance: Signature of George Vaux, Jr., noted Philadelphia collector of minerals, commissioner for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners, and frequent visitor to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies; the Vaux family were early explorers of Rogers Pass and the Yoho region. Evidence of readership: Typed daily itinerary of the expedition tipped in at the front, based on part III. Parts I, II, III bound in early 20th-century half brown morocco with tan linen sides, original blue wrappers bound in; joints starting to crack but binding sound. Part IV laid in at rear, original wrappers, all maps separated, chipping to edges of wrappers. Texts clean, with limited foxing only. Maps with varying degrees of handcoloring; some have minor spotting, most are clean, and many, including the large one, are additionally present for quick and ordinary use in good facsimile. => A significant gathering of a work significant in multiple ways, bearing evocative provenance and with all maps and plans present.

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        Falconry: Its Claims, History, and Practice

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

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses applications

      1859 - IX, (1bl), 176 pp., 1 pl. Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1859, in-8, IX, (1bl), 176 pp, 1 pl, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à faux nerfs, Première édition, très rare. Grande planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854 ; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traite des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. Tampon de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé. Bel exemplaire. Duveen 524. Russo, p. 131. Bolton I, 795. Poggendorff II, 737. En français dans le texte, n° 279. Manque à Ferguson et à Cole [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKYENCE OVER SKILL [caption title]

      New York: Designed, drawn on stone & published by W.T. Crane, 1859. Some soiling, a few light stains at edges. Closed tear in upper margin. About very good. Framed. Not examined out of frame. A fascinating and rare satirical lithograph, addressing the competition between the United States and Great Britain for transatlantic communication and transit, and celebrating America's perceived superiority in lighter than air flight. On the left side of the image is pictured the brand new "Great Eastern" steam ship, just built in Great Britain. Designed to carry passengers, cargo, and mail across the Atlantic in record time, the Great Eastern was the largest ship of its day, and could carry enough coal to make the transoceanic voyage without stopping. In this image, however, the Great Eastern is the object of ridicule, shown being pulled by sea monsters while a disgruntled Neptune sits on a rock and mutters, "Confound these old land lubbers, they have driven me from my element with their wires & screws." A mermaid wonders "why my old friend Barnum never thought of this!" Unhappy passengers are shown on the deck of the Great Eastern, and the reason for their frustration is depicted in the upper right corner of the lithograph, showing the "Great Western" airship. The Great Western was the invention of the American aeronaut, Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who was a pioneer in trying to build mammoth, long distance balloons. Lowe had recently devised a balloon called the City of New York, which was re-christened the Great Western in an attempt to capitalize on and challenge the Great Eastern. The lithograph depicts the Great Western laden with delighted passengers, advertising that it could go from New York to London in forty-eight hours, proclaiming that there was always "room for one more" passenger and jibing, "give us your specie and mail bag." A few years later the Great Eastern would participate in the laying of the transatlantic cable. This lithograph was "designed, drawn on stone & published by W.T. Crane." Little is known of Crane as a lithographer, and he is not included in Peters' AMERICA ON STONE. He is best known for a series of Civil War drawings he made for FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER. OCLC locates only a single copy of this lithograph, at the University of Southern California, but that appears to be for a glass plate negative of the print. OCLC 663191377.

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        Manuel de conchyliologie et de pal?ontologie conchyliologique.

      Paris, 1859/1862, due vol. in-8vo bella leg. in m.pelle ep. (un p? stinta al dorso) pp. VII-508 327 con 4943 belle inc. n.t. (79 delle quali finemente colorate): bellissima opera in grande legatura.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("A Conan Doyle") 1 page with integral leaf watermarked "Wyon, Regent Street" on his crested letterhead, Claremont, Eastbourne. 6 1/2" x 4 3/4". Doyle sends payment for 1,000 cigarettes. Center fold. Fine.In part: "...It seems so cheap that I think there must be some mistake..."Doyle (1859-1930), Scottish-born physician and author; creator of master detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the literary world's most famous characters.

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        A Treatise on Differential Equations

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. , 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover edition in very good condition. PO inscription and signature. Small, very mini notations in pencil in the margins, with errata and foldout plate. Text is clean, binding is sturdy, a well preserved copy. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        Aus meinem Leben 1859 - 1888

      - - auf Vorsatz von Kaiser Wilhelm II. original signiert/Vorzügliches Exemplar/Von dieser Ausgabe wurden im Oktober 1926 einhundert Exemplare auf echtes handgeschöpftes Zandersbütten, das mit dem Faksimile der Unterschrift des hohen Verfassers als Wasserzeichen versehen ist, gedruckt, numeriert und von der Buchbinderei H. Sperling in Leipzig mit der Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Den Text druckten Breitkopf & Härtel, den Bilderdruck lieferte Ernst Hedrich Nachf., beide in Leipzig. Die künstlerische Ausstattung des Bandes lag in den Händen von Professor Walter Tiemann in Leipzig, der auch die Titelzeichnung geschaffen hat.Das Titelbild wurde vom hohen Verfasser für wohltätige Zwecke handschriftlich unterzeichnet. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 58 - Gewicht in Gramm: 1930 K.F. Koehler Verlag, Bln., 1927. 6 Blatt/429 S. mit 1 handaufgezogenem Porträtfrontispiz und zahlr. Tafeln, original Pergament-Einband mit Goldprägung, ziselierten Kanten und Innenkanten, Kopfgoldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen. Groß Oktav [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CATHODE RAYS II: "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua -- Second Communication" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 149 for the Year 1859, pp. 137-160)

      Royal Society of London, London 1859 - John Gassiot's (1797-1877) second paper describing an early observation of cathode rays, continuing article in our #27535. Also contains Arthur Cayley's "A Sixth Memoir Upon Quantics" (pp. 61-90) and William Farr's "On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England" (pp. 837-878). vi, [4], 16, [1]-930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing Figures of all the Recent Species, with Names and other Information

      1859 - XVpp., 24pl. chacune avec Londres, Simpkin, Marshall and co, 1859, in-8, XVpp, 24pl. chacune avec (1)f. Explicatif, percaline brique éditeur, titre en lettres dorées sur le 1° plat, tranches dorées, 24 planches en couleurs représentant des coquillages. PREMIERE EDITION. George Brettingham Sowerby II (1812-1884) est le fils de George Brettingham Sowerby I (1788-1854), naturaliste, illustrateur et conchyliologiste britannique. Il poursuit l’œuvre de son père sur les mollusques, notamment l'ouvrage intutulé "Thesaurus Conchyliorum". Ex-libris Geoffrey Taylor, 1878. Ex-libris manuscrit A.C. Leroy, 1902. Coiffes et coins us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nature-Printed British Ferns: being Figures and Descriptions of the Species and Varieties of Ferns found in gthe United Kingdom. 2 volumes complete.

      London; Bradbury Evansd and Co 1859 - Two volumes 8vo, contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered baords, the sides and corners blind ruled, the spine with gilt decorated raised bands, two dark green lettering pieces, the remaining compartments fully and finely decorated, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. VOLUME 1: half-title, lithograph title with coloured fern, title, vii-xvi, 254pp, 1-51 tissue-guarded coloured plates numbered 1-51. VOLUME 2: half-title, lithograph title-page with coloured fern, title-page, v-xi (verso blank), 368pp, tissue-guarded coloured plates numbered 52-114 plus 53, 56, 60, 73, 76, 90, 91 and 92 bis, making 122 plates as called for. Extremities slightly rubbed with some surface loss to lower corner volume 2; tissue-guards foxed, occasionally heavily, the plates very lightly foxed, if at all. A very handsome set of this remarkable production. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad...

      Washington, D.C., Beverley Tucker, 1859. Title continues: from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume X. 33d Congress, 2nd Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No 78. 93 plates, of which 18 are hand colored. This contains the zoological reports of all three expeditions; the erratic pagination treats the units individually. [1] Part III. Reptiles, 16 p., 13 plates; Part IV, Fishes, xiv, 400 p., 13 plates; [2] Beckwith Report: 9 p., 3 plates; 2) Birds, 16 p., 7 color plates; 3) Reptiles, [17]-20 p., 4 plates; 4) Fishes, [23]-27 p., 6 plates; index, 1 p.; [3] Whipple Report; 2) Mammals, 18 p., 6 plates; 3) Birds, [21]-35 p., 10 color plates; 4) Reptiles, [37]-45 p., 3 plates; 5) Fishes, [49]-55 p., 14 plates, index, pp. [61]-64; [4] Parke Report, 1) Birds, 21 p., 3 plates; 2) Reptiles, [23]-24 p., 1 plate; [5] Williamson Report, [8] p.; 1) Reptiles, 27 p., 8 plates; 2) Birds, [29]-80 p., 7 color plates; 3) Mammals, [81]-91 p., 10 plates; Index, [93]-97 p.; [6] Williamson, Sacramento Valley, 13 p., 4 plates. Important for the natural history of the American West. This beautifully printed book has been rebacked by Dragonfly Bindery and is in excellent condition. Stock#OB680.

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        Le cabinet satyrique ou recueil parfaict des vers piquans et gaillards de ce temps, tirés des secrets cabinets des sieurs de Sigognes, Regnier, Motin, Berthelot, Maynard et autres des plus signalez poètes du dix-septième siècle

      Duquesne|& Claudin 1859 - - Duquesne & Claudin, Gand & Paris 1859-1860, 10,5x18cm, 3 volumes reliés en 2. - Nouvelle édition complète, revue et corrigée imprimée à 134 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 116 sur vergé. Reliures en plein maroquin rouge, dos légèrement éclaircis à cinq nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, dates dorées en queues, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un jeu d'arabesques dorées composant une mandorle au centre de laquelle figure une allégorie dorée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, doubles filets sur les coupes, infimes accrocs sans aucune gravité sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, superbes reliures légèrement postérieures signées de Gaillard en queue du dos du premier volume. Bel exemplaire très élégamment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Complete new edition, revised and corrected printed 134 copies, one of ours on rod 116. Binders half red shagreen with corners, back with five nerves decorated with double black boxes to centers which include golden florets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, three corners bumped, bindings of the time. Provenance: Library of René Choppin Amedee with engraved bookplate an adhesive on contreplats. Nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1859 Psalms in McMac - Frederick Remington (Bookplate)

      Hardcover. Good. 1859 Psalms in McMac British and Foreign Bible Society/ Isaac Pitman. Frederick Remington (Bookplate)

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        Contributions à la flore fossile italienne. (6 Teile in 1 Bd.; alles was erschienen).

      Zürich, Zürcher & Furrer, - 1862 1859 - 4°, 47S.; 59 S. m. 2 Taf. (1 farb.); 20 S.; 30 S.; 11 S.; 31 S.; im Anhang 41 lithogr. Taf. m. unzähl. Abb., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel berieben, Nummer u. Stempel a. Vs., Stempel a. erstem Titelbl.; innen tadelloses, und nur vereinzelt etw. unfrisches bzw. gebrauchsspuriges Ex. (Teile 3 u. 4 = Extrait du Tome XVIII des nouveaux mémoires de la Société Hélvetique des sciences naturelles; Tl. 5 = Extrait du XXe volume des Mémoires de la Société [etc.]). Enthält: [Première Mèmoire:] Mémoire sur quelques gisements de feuilles fossiles de la Toscane; Second Mémoire: Val d?Arno, Troisième Mémoire: Massa Marittima; Quatrième Mémoire: Travertins Toscans, Cinquième Mémoire: Tufs volcaniques de Lipari; Sixième Mémoire: [Ohne Titel]. Poggendorff III, 496. Gaudin (1822-1866) war Privatlehrer von Gabriel de Rumine, dessen Familie seine Forschungen finanzierte. Er unternahm ausgedehnte geologisch-paläontologische Forschungsreisen in Italien. 900 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - BotanikItalien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isoama-Ibo primer.

      

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        Der vollkommene Angler . herausgegeben von Ephemera und übersetzt von I. Schumacher

      P. Salomon & Co, Hamburg 1859 - First edition in German and first foreign language edition. 10 woodcut engravings. xii, 308 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A rare and notable edition of Walton's classic, the first foreign language and the first German edition, in a translation by I. Schumacher from the 1853 London edition. Horne and Coigney both not the persistent rarity of this work.With outstanding provenance: from the library of sportsman and collector Dean Sage. Coigney 76; Horne 75; Oliver 74; Westwood & Satchell, p. 233; Litchfield, p. 41 Bound in contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards. Bookplate of Dean Sage (with 1942 Parke Bernet bill for lot 493 laid in). Some toning of spine, minor traces of wear. Fine 10 woodcut engravings. xii, 308 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition in German and first foreign language edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALL THE YEAR ROUND [BOUND EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES] Including a Tale of Two Cities

      J. M. Emerson & Co. 1859-1860, New York - Occasional foxing. Comtemporary binding in brown cloth; All The Year Round was Charles Dickens' own literary magazine. The first appearance of A Tale of Two Cities is serialized here, from April-November 1859. These three volumes contain all the issues from April 1859 to October 1860. Besides literature there are a number of articles on scientific matters and national and international affairs; 8vo; 624,568 (48),620 pages [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY THE REV. S. MORAIS MINISTER OF THE CONGREGATION. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY

      Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street. 1859. Paperback. 1st edition. 5619. Original printed wrappers, 8vo 15, [1 blank] pages. Singerman 1593. Mickve Israel [Hope of Israel], one of the oldest Philadelphia synagogues, was founded in the 1740s by Sephardic Jews. Known as the 'Synagogue of the American Revolution, ' its early members included Haym Solomon and the Gratz family. Benjamin Franklin contributed to its first building fund. This was its third building, constructed on 7th Street, north of Arch. Isaac Leeser presided over the congregation from 1829 to 1850; Sabato Morais succeeded him. Morais was its Rabbi for 46 years. The list of corner-stone and door- post purchasers included A. S. Wolf, who purchased the North door-post of the north door for fifteen dollars, in honor of H. Polock. Other luminaries of Philadelphia Jewry participated in the ceremonies. Wolf was treasurer and Gabay of the Congregation. Articles deposited in the cornerstone are listed, including newspapers, coins and tokens dated 1859, "A gold quarter dollar of California mintage, being deposited by Clarence A. Hart, aged 9 years. " The Committee of Arrangement consisted of Edwd. S. Mawson, Joseph L. Moss, and Isaac J. Phillips. Rabbi Morais's discourse is printed. Morais, an abolitionist and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, counsels, "If there be pride in us, if the vanity of exhibiting a more sightly structure than others possess, impelled us to designate this place as our future Synagogue...let us then bury first such unholy feelings in the bosom of the earth. " Also printed is a prayer in Hebrew, composed by Morais. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide [Penn, JTS, YU, NYPL, HUC) Light wear, Very Good Condition (KH-6-63) .

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        Dislocations and Fractures

      John Churchill, London 1859 - Luxurious elephant folio book, 3/4-bound in leather, offers 36 full-page, beautifully shaded, B&W plates, with extensive descriptions and commentary. Illustrations are clear and very detailed, showing internal anatomy, including affected bones, muscles and some nerves. One of Dr. Joseph Maclise's (1850-1888?) fine anatomical publications. 3/4-bound in brown leather with black cloth boards, with rounded spine. Leather spine and corners were professionally replaced somewhere along the way, and look very nice. Fresh gilt decorations all around are very bright with minimal signs of wear or age. 36 beautiful plates with clear ink on a fine archival paper. Text pages are gently tanned throughout. Cloth cover perimeters exhibit scuffing/rubbing along edges and leathered corners. Pastedowns appear to be original marble papers. Hinges are reinforced with wide black tape on pastedowns. Interior exhibits minimal signs of age overall, with some scattered foxing, some smudges and misc marks that come with wear and age. Some pencil writing in margin of dedication page and title verso, as pictured. Title page has both a closed tear and a chip along the lower edge, and tape-like darkening at foot of fore edge. Text block edges are dusty, with some dirt and stains. Some wear to edges of pages in the margin, including small chips that carry through on a few pages. Sample photo provided in extra photos visible within this description. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. Unpaginated. 21 x 15 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARTE DE MAURICE (CI-DEVANT ILE-DE-FRANCE) CONTENANT LA SITUATION DES PRINCIPALES SUCRERIES, LES ROUTES & LES LIMITES DES DIVERS QUARTIERS DE L'HE

      Port Louis: J. Maisonneuve, 1859. Old folds, some minor loss at folds, including in center of sheet. Several small losses at edges. Contemporary ink doodles on verso, resulting in some small instances of loss due to ink burn. Good. A remarkable, locally produced map of the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Africa, showing sugar plantations, roads, terrain, the city of Port Louis, and the several other small villages that dot the coast. The scale and quality of the map are a tribute to the remarkable local culture of books and printing which flourished on the island in the 19th century. James Pope- Hennessy, in his biography of his grandfather, at one time governor of the island, describes the many local bookstores and libraries. The French colonized the island, naming it "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base; as a result the British seized the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Toussaint notes a second edition in 1848, but does not list this particular edition of the map, styled the fifth in a caption. TOUSSAINT F67 (ref).

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        IMAGINARY DIMENSIONS IN GEOMETRY: "A Sixth Memoir Upon Quantics" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 149 for the Year 1859, pp. 61-90)

      Royal Society of London, London 1859 - Arthur Cayley (1821-1895) paper describes imaginary dimensions in geometry, builds up on his three papers, "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the Automorphic Linear Transformation of Bipartite Quadric Function" in our #27536. Also contains John Gassiot's "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges, as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua.- Second Communication" (pp. 137-160) and William Farr's "On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England" (pp. 837-878). vi, [4], 16, [1]-930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CATHODE RAYS II: "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua -- Second Communication" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 149 for the Year 1859, pp. 137-160)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. John Gassiot's (1797-1877) second paper describing an early observation of cathode rays, continuing article in our #27535. Also contains Arthur Cayley's "A Sixth Memoir Upon Quantics" (pp. 61-90) and William Farr's "On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England" (pp. 837-878). vi, [4], 16, [1]-930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Réunion de quatre ouvrages de Snider-Pellegrini, en tête desquels La création et ses mystères dévoilés

      1859 - pagination multiple Paris, E. Dentu (et autres), 1859-1862, in-8, pagination multiple, maroquin cerise de l'époque, dos à 5 faux nerfs et fleuronné portant le titre "Œuvres diverses" en doré, triple filet d'encadrement des plats, coiffes guillochées et double filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure, dentelle intérieure [Brany], Réunion des principales œuvres du scientifique et géographe français Antonio Snider-Pellegrini (1802–1885), dans une belle reliure signée Brany, actif à Paris dans les années 1850-1870. Trois pièces sont enrichies d'un envoi de l'auteur à monsieur E. Nié. Rare. Relié par ordre chronologique de parution : I. "La création et ses mystères dévoilés." A. Franck et E. Dentu, 1859. 487 pp. et 10 planches gravées sur bois par Bullard et Sotain, dont la fameuse carte qui propose, pour la première fois, une démonstration de la dérive des continents. Envoi. Seconde édition, la première ayant paru en 1858 : l'ouvrage propose une théorie complète du monde et de sa formation. Snider-Pellegrini y tente avant tout d'expliquer l'origine de l'Amérique et son identification avec l'Atlantide. "(.) cet ouvrage est à joindre dans la bilbliothèque de tout chercheur de l'au-delà passé, aux ouvrages de Court de Gébelin et Fabre d'Olivet." Caillet III, n° 10240. II. "Les émanations. Recherches sur l'origine et la formation forcée et perpétuelle des mondes." E. Dentu, 1860 (seconde édition). 47 pp. Envoi. III. "Nouvelle théorie sur la formation des comètes et leurs raison d'être." A. Lacroix et E. Dentu, 1861. 45-[1] pp. Feuillets brunis. IV. "L'Homme et sa raison d'être sur la terre." E. Dentu, 1862. 160 pp. Envoi. Rares surcharges au crayon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of my Life During the French Revolution

      London: Richard Bentley, 1859. Frist edition. Eighty-six extra plates, of which eighteen are colored, 206 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full blue morocco by tooled in gold, with red onlays, inner morocco framed doublures, chamfered boards, a.e.g., bound by Bayntum, Bath, and stamped by the Boston bookseller Charles E Lauriat, in a blue buckram slipcase. Fine. Frist edition. Eighty-six extra plates, of which eighteen are colored, 206 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A lovely volume with many double page plates extra-illustrating Elliot's memoir of the French Revolution. The author was a Scottish aristocrat living in Paris during Revolution, and thus an eyewitness to events. Having been the mistress of the Duke of Orléans, she found herself awaiting the guillotine, but was released after the demise of Robespierre. Her memoir was not published until after her death.

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        Substantive Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 4pp on small folded 8vo of blind embossed monogrammed stationery, Paris, Dec. 3, 1866

      Broca writes on several topics including accurate newborn statistics. "The academy received no notice...from the administration on the inappropriateness of a discussion on newborns. I am one of the registered speakers; I consulted...the police's main registers (wet-nurses' office); there was no attempt at minimizing or altering the truth...results are probably better now than in 1859...but they are still deplorable...if progress seems soft, it is because it does not fit in with the special attributions and the current research of any of the members of the academy; I only decided to register because this issue , which is first and foremost a question of statistics, seemed to take a course that was more sentimental than scientific..." He then discusses academy elections and appointments and returns to the discussion of newborns as a conference topic and more on colleagues. He signs, "P. Broca." Broca's early scientific works dealt with the histology of cartilage and bone, but he also studied cancer pathology, the treatment of aneurysms, and infant mortality as reflected here. In the year prior to our letter, 1865, Broca published "General Instructions on Anthropological Research," and about two years after our letter, 1868, he became Paris professor of surgical pathology and also became a member of the Legion of Honor.

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        COMPUTERS & MEDICAL STATISTICS: "On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 149 for the Year 1859, pp. 837-878)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The first printing of William Farr's (1807-1883) preliminary report describing the use of the Scheutz calculator to prepare life tables, published five years before his English Life Tables, representing the very earliest application of computers to medical statistics.. Also contains Arthur Cayley's "A Sixth Memoir Upon Quantics" (pp. 61-90) and John Gassiot's "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges, as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua.- Second Communication" (pp. 137-160). vi, [4], 16, [1]-930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN'S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE YEARS 1857, '

      Edinburgh [1859], Blackwood. FIRST EDITION. Original blue. blind-stamped, gold-decorated cloth, 2 vols., 492+496p., 20. hand-colored chromlithograhs, 50 woodcuts, 5 folding maps,. clean, copy, no foxing. R A R E. A major primary resource and a famous book by a British diplomat. The primary account of British incursion into China and the hostilities at Canton, special mission, arrival at Singapore & Johore, arrival at Hong Kong, trip up the Canton river. * The condition of India, residence at Hong Kong, trip up the river Macao, voyage to Philippines. Lawless proceedings in the Canton river, bombardment, Peking, diplomacy, Amoy, arrival at Shanghai, Soo-chow. Imperial grand canal, his residence at Shanghai, departure for Ningpo, joss-house. The Roman Catholic mission, British graveyard, John Bowring's visit to Peiho. Insolence of the mob at Keying. Forcible entry to Tientsin and hostile crowds. * Duplicity of Commissioners, arrival of the Emperor's assent. First view of Japan, Deshima, Nagasaki, persecution of Christians, invasion of Corea, visit of American Consul. Shimoda, Japanese woman, British mission, art wares, ingenuity, life & culture. Return to Shanghai, opium, up the Yangtse, bombardment of forts, tea producing districts, landing at Nanking, rebel theology, the secret edict, Peking gazette decree, military promenades at Shanghai. Chinese prostitutes, characteristics &c... *** REFEREMCES: DNB: "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 Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton, and helped to storm Tientsin." * H. Cordier: SINICA 2376 * H. Cordier: JAPONICA p.546-7 #1735 * TAYLOR, Louise M. comp. CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE: p.239. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO JAPAN, KAMTSCHATKA, SIBERIA, TARTARY, AND VARI

      London 1859, Smith. Red pictorial cloth, gold stamped, all. edge gilt, 414p., 10 litho plates, 5 maps, some folding,very. solid, bright copy, a bit of foxing, else clean, 14 x 22 cm.. complete as issued, original cloth. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. SUPERB EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE The author traveled by ship to the Far East during a crucial time in the years 1854, 1855 and 1856 to various parts of the coast of China, since the opening of Japan. He went to do commerce. He traveled in and around the possessions of Russia, the River Amoor, Siberia and Tartary, Japan Islands, Kamtschatka and adjacent areas. An excellent early primary source based on the author's journals and diaries. * Fascinating reading, with excellent maps and charts, complete as issued. The frontispiece is a tinted lithograph. Useful detailed descriptions of China and Japan written just after the opening Japan. Experiences on the H.M.S. Barracouta a paddle sloop, of the Royal Navy. Tronson was the surgeon. The H.M.S. Barracouta participated during the Second Opium War in 1856. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: Japonica 543 * H. Cordier: Cordier, Sinica, III, col. 2124 1859 * TAYLOR, Louise M. comp.:CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE. p.45. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. Complete in One Volume. With All His Introductions and Notes; Also Various Readings, and the Editor's (J.G. Lockhart) Notes

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1859. A very handsome early edition of Scott?s poetry in one volume. With engraved frontispiece portrait, vignette title-page, many very fine tissue-guarded engraved plates by various artists and a facsimile page of Scott?s handwriting. Tall and very thick 8vo, in a fine and very beautiful binding with King's College giltwork, of full chocolate crushed morocco, the boards with an elaborate multilayered blind framework, the giltwork to on the upper board centered, the spine fully and richly gilt tooled in a motif reminiscent of Gothic windows between gilt-stippled raised bands, one compartment lettered in gilt, the board edges and turn-ins also handsomely gilt tooled, silk marker, a.e.g. iv, 823 pp. A superb and unusually handsome copy, the text and plates essentially pristine, especially well preserved, the binding strong and solid and with virtually no evidence of age or use. A VERY HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED EDINBURGH EDITION OF THE POETICAL WORKS OF ONE OF SCOTLAND'S AND GREAT BRITAIN'S GREATEST MEN OF LETTERS. Scott's influence was as far reaching as his works were commercially successful. His poetry earned him an offer of the laureateship, which he refused, and was considered quite original in style among the Romantics. This is a beautiful collection of all of Scott's poems. It includes of course the great Metrical Romances and famed ?Miscellaneous Pieces? but also includes the songs and fragments scattered throughout his novels and the ?Specimens? originally printed in his Memoirs.

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        A piece of wood from Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home with presentation photograph given to Mussolini's Ambassador to the United States in 1923, fully documented

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "A 1"" x 3.25"" sliver of wood recovered from Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, attached to the front endpaper of a pamphlet, Edward S. Johnson, ed., Abraham Lincoln And His Last Resting Place (Quincy, Illinois: Royal Printing Company for the State of Illinois, n.y.) 29pp., 8vo., bound in brown titled wraps and staple bound. With an inscription in the hand of longtime Lincoln Tomb custodian Herbert Wells Fay (1859-1949) who inscribes the pamphlet on the same blank endpaper bearing the relic: ""To Prince Gelasio Caetoni at Lincoln' Tomb March 9, 1923 accompanies a apiece of wood from Lincoln's Springfield home H W Fay custodian- "" Some mild toning from wood relic which has also caused a minor tear in the front wrap, front flyleaf folded at bottom right corner, else fine condition. Offered together with a 3.5"" x 5"" black and white photograph of Lincoln, c. 1861, portrait attributed to Christophe S. German and inscribed by Fay on the verso: ""To Prince Caetani at Lincolns tomb March 19th 1923 H W Fay custodian owner of original negative."" News clipping affixed to the top of the verso, light marginal wear at top and bottom, else fine.Don Gelasio del Principe di Caetani (1877-1934) was an Italian mining engineer, a diplomat, and an officer in the First World War. A member of the noble Caetani family which counted Popes Gelasius II (1060/64-1119) and Boniface VIII (c. 1230-1303) among its progeny. Following his service in the First World War, he joined Mussolini's Fascists and became Italian Ambassador to the United States in 1922. Herbert Wells Fay worked as editor for the DeKalb Review before taking on the position of custodian of the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. The job was well-suited to this longtime avid collector of Lincolniana who possessed 90 different portraits of Abraham Lincoln as part of his enormous collection?"all of which he housed in a utility room within the Springfield Tomb. One of the highlights of Fay's collection was an original glass negative of a January 1861 portrait attributed to Christopher S. German, from which he made numerous reproductions in a variety of formats. "

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        Memoires de L' Academie Imperiale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg. VIIe Serie. Tome I - XXII [22 vols.].

      Eggers et Comp. St.-Petersbourg, - ca 15000 S. With numerous ill, plates and folding plates. Published: 1859-1874. Some research reports in French, Latin or Russian. Covers mildly worn. Slightly bumped corners. Brownish and foxed paper. Vol. 13 + 17 Spine damaged. Vol. 14: Some pages creased. Vol.21-22: Upper spine damaged. Vol.18-22: Half-leather (worn). Among other things following memoirs U. a. folgende Abhandlungen: Vol. I: Nouvelle determination de la parallaxe annuelle des etoiles a Lyrae et 61 Cygni. Die Parthenogenesis im Pflanzenreiche. Beiträge zur Anatomie des Keilbeins u. Schläfenbeins. Vol. II: Pulkowaer Beobachtungen des großen Cometen von 1858. Beitrag zur Feststellung des Verhältnisses von Keppler zu Wallenstein. Die Makrokephalen im Boden der Krym und Österreichs, verglichen mit der Bildungsabweichung, welche Blumenbach Macrocephalus genannt hat. Vol III: Die Aralo-Caspischen Calligoneen. Die supernumerären Brustmuskeln des Menschen. Über die Strahlenbrechung in der Atmosphäre. Über den russischen Epidot und Orthit. Vol. IV: Beobachtung der totalen Sonnenfinsternis vom 18. Juli in Pobes. Recherches sur quelques fonctions numeriques. Unter den russischen Monazit und Aeschynit. Tentamen florae Ussuriensis oder Versuch einer Flora des Ussuri-Gebietes. Vol. V: Beiträge zur Integration der Differentialgleichungen erster Ordnung zwischen zwei veränderten Größen. Untersuchung einer unregelmäßigen Verteilung des Erdmagnetismus im nördlichen Teil des Finnischen Meerbusens u. a. Vol.VI: Beitrag zur Käferfauna der Insel Jesso. Über eine im Caspischen Meere erschienene Insel, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis der Schlammvulkane der Caspischen Region. Versuch über die Sprache der Uden. Vol.VII: Barometrische Höhenbestimmungen im Caucasus. Die Familie der Mormyren. Tschetschenische Studien. Vol.VIII: Lepidopteren Ostsibiriens. Die Verteilung der Schildkröten über den Erdball. Vol.IX: Einleitende Gründzüge der Geologie der Halbinseln Kertsch und Taman. Grammatik der ersa-mordwinischen Sprache. Achtzehn hebräische Grabschriften aus der Krim. Vol. X: Untersuchung über die Konstitution der Atmosphäre und die Strahlenbrechung in derselben. Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Loxosoma Neapolitanum. Monographie der Bursae mucosae cubitales. Vol. XI: Über den russischen Orthoklas, nebst mehreren allgemeinen Bemerkungen u. Messungen der Kristalle einiger ausländischer Fundorte. Das Gehörorgan von Rhytina Stelleri. Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Holthurien u. a. Vol. XII: Reisen im Amur-Lande und auf der Insel Sachalin, im Auftrage der Kaiserlich-Russischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. Die Befruchtung bei den Farnkräutern u. a. Vol. XIII: Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Libelluliden u. Hemipteren, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Embryonalhülle derselben. Über die Halsrippen des Menschen mit vergleichend-anatomischen Bemerkungen. Beiträge zur Anatomie des Schädelgrundes u. a. Vol. XIV: Sertum Tianschanicum: Botanische Ergebnisse einer Reise im mittleren Tian-Schan. Synopsis der Viperiden, nebst Bemerkungen über die geographische Verbreitung dieser Giftschlangefamilie. Studien über die Wanderblöcke u. die Diluvialgebilde Russlands u. a. Vol. XV: Generis Astragali species gerontogaeae. Flora Caucasi. Pars I. Über einige Schwämme des nördlichen stillen Oceans und des Eismeeres, welche im zoologischen Museum der Kaiserlichen Akademie d. Wissenschaften in St. Petersburg aufgestellt sind - ein Beitrag zur Morphologie u. Verbreitung der Spongien u. a. Vol. XVI: Über den Musculus anconeus V. des Menschen, mit vergleichend-anatomischen Bemerkungen. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte des Elens in Bezug auf seine morphologischen u. paläontolgoischen Verhältnisse, so wie seine geographische Verbreitung, nebst Bemerkungen über die miogäne Flora u. Insektenfauna des Hochnordens. Anatomisch-histologische Untersuchungen über den Sipunculus nudus L. u. a. Vol. XVII: Bestimmung der Längendifferenz zwischen Pulkowa, Helsingfors, Abo, Lowisa und Wiborg. Über die [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ON KAIKO YOKOHAMA NO ZU: A PICTURE MAP OF THE OPENING OF YOKOHAMA BAY.

      [Japan 1859]. Large single sheet woodblock printed color. map of Yokohama harbour, 67 x 46 cm., very good, a bit of. minor foxing, top margin bit soiled, otherwise the map is. very good, hand-printed by hand-carved woodblocks. R A R E. An early map of Yokohama harbor, the quays and surrounding areas. There are five large foreign vessels at anchor in Yokohama Bay: 3 American, 1 English and another without an identifying flag. Along the quay foreign consulates are located by their respective flags flying and names in Japanese: Holland, France [2], Portugal, England [2] & America. Along the quay and the waterfront are Japanese villages, rivers & bridges. * Conveniently located adjacent to the quay, is the infamous Yoshiwara or the prostitution quarters, which is situated with a small moat surrounding it; one of the most prominent names is cited called Yujo-ya [Prostitute House]. * A very good bird's eye view of the whole coastal line, where foreign graves, including two American and one Chinese are noted. Next to the wharf is a directional compass in Japanese. * This work was published in Yokohama, per the colophon at Yokohama on Honcho or the Main Street, at address: 2 Chome. * The map has been folded five times, reducing it down to 12 x 23.5 cm., and is a lovely and most early color rendering of the harbor and environs. * Maps of this period and subject are quite obscure and now rare. Historical record of early foreigners in Japan. *** CONDITION: The map is in excellent condition, with a bit of the usual dustiness, and a few Washi paper & rice glue mends on the verso, now stable, solid. A lovely work ! *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: This famous map is cited in K. Nonogami: COLOR PRINTS OF THE LATE TOKUGAWA & EARLY MEIJI PERIODS IN THE NONOGAMI COLLECTTION, see p.9, color illustration #1., p iii #1 & p.iii #1. Nonogami believes this to be published Ansei 6th [1859]. A large and early panoramic view of the harbor & it's facilities. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Debates in the Several State Conventions, of the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended By the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. Washington: Taylor & Maury, 1859. Later Edition. xvi, 508 ; xii, 556 ; xii, 663; xii, 639; xxii, 641pp. 5 vols. 8vo. Bound in polished three quarters brown calf, gilt spine with red and green title labels. Fine. Later Edition. xvi, 508 ; xii, 556 ; xii, 663; xii, 639; xxii, 641pp. 5 vols. 8vo. Howes E98

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        Exploration — British North America. [Part I]: Papers relative to the exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion of British North America which lies between the northern branch of the River Saskatchewan and the frontier of the United States; and between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains. [Part II]: Further papers relative to the exploration by the expedition under Captain Palliser .... [Part III]: The journals, detailed reports, and observations relative to the exploration, by Captain Palliser .... [Part IV]: Index and maps to Captain Palliser's reports.

      London: Printed by G. E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode Folio (34 cm; 13.5"). 4 parts in one vol. 64 pp., 8 maps; 75 pp., 3 maps; 325 pp.; 3 pp., 5 folding maps.. 1859?-65 Sole editions of all parts of Palliser's British "Blue Book" of the British North American Exploring Expedition which explored and surveyed the prairies and wilderness of western Canada from 1857 to 1860. The expedition had a many-fold purpose: to explore possible routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway; discover new species of plants; amass scientific measurements (astronomical, meteorological, geological); describe the land, its fauna, flora, and inhabitants; make detailed maps; and topographically delimit the boundary between British North America and the United States. This last was accomplished from Lake Superior to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. As a result of the survey's findings, the government ended the Hudson's Bay Company's ownership of Rupert's Land. Palliser was Irish and a captain in the Waterford Militia at the time of his tramping the Canadian Rockies and prairies. The large folding map "General Map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860" is "a valuable record of the geography of the Prairies before any substantial European settlement" (Hayes, Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps, p. 209). Provenance: Signature of George Vaux, Jr., noted Philadelphia collector of minerals, commissioner for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners, and frequent visitor to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies; the Vaux family were early explorers of Rogers Pass and the Yoho region. Evidence of readership: Typed daily itinerary of the expedition tipped in at the front, based on part III. Parts I, II, III bound in early 20th-century half brown morocco with tan linen sides, original blue wrappers bound in; joints starting to crack but binding sound. Part IV laid in at rear, original wrappers, all maps separated, chipping to edges of wrappers. Texts clean, with limited foxing only. Maps with varying degrees of handcoloring; some have minor spotting, most are clean, and many, including the large one, are additionally present for quick and ordinary use in good facsimile. => A significant gathering of a work significant in multiple ways, bearing evocative provenance and with all maps and plans present.

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        On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 41, January to June 1896, pp. 237-276

      DISBOUND FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF A SEMINAL WORK ON GLOBAL WARMING, the first forecast of the climatic effects of man-made carbon dioxide production on the surface temperature of the earth. Arrhenius's paper is "the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect and to speculate about whether variations in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have contributed to long-term variations in climate" (Royal Society of Chemistry). Printed the same year as the original in German. Svante August Arrhenius (1859 -1927) was a Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. In this paper, Arrhenius built on Joseph Fourier's earlier work, completing laborious numerical computations that brought "together Högbom's calculations of carbon dioxide produced by human activities and Langley's measurements of the infrared absorption of the atmosphere and used them to forecast the effects of increased CO2 levels on atmospheric temperature. Arrhenius' intellectual breakthrough was to assume that even though CO2 is a much less important greenhouse gas than water vapor, any small warming effect it caused would be magnified by the increased water absorption into the atmosphere required to maintain a constant relative humidity" (Wenner Collection). Throughout this paper, Arrhenius refers to carbon dioxide as "carbonic acid" in accordance with the convention at the time he was writing" (RSC). Though he considered volcanoes, not coal burning, to be the chief source of CO2 for the atmosphere, Arrhenius' calculations led him to project that that a doubling of CO2 levels could lead to a 5 to 6 degree warming of the earth's atmosphere. Arrhenius published his work in 1896 in the paper entitled "Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche" in Bihang till K. Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar 22, Afd I No. 1, 1896. This first publication was printed in only 130 copies. Though considerably more expensive, we are lucky to also have for sale a fine original offprint of "Ueber den Einfluss". CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete issue of Volume 41 (including title page), January to June 1896. [viii], 536. 2 plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Arrhenius paper pp. 237-276. Ex-libris a stamp in the margin of the Arrhenius paper. No binding, but text-block is fully intact and the title page is included. Very slight age toning within; bright and clean. Very good condition.

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        To India and Back by the Cape

      Croydon: John C Anderson, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. Anderson, John Corbet. Drawings on wood and some from stone sketches by the author and others. 28 pp text, 19 lithographic plates, all save 2 plates show ships on the sea or at harbors. Plates are by the artist John Corbet Anderson, Descriptions of islands and ports encountered en route and Indian towns (Calcutta, Madras, Bombay. Large 4to. Printed and gilt cloth with images of ship on front cover, title beneath. VG (internally near fine), corners of boards are bumped and cloth shows some fading. Scarce.

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        Catalogue raisonne de manuscrits ethiopiens appartenant a Antoine d\'Abbadie. VERY RARE!!!

      Paris : Imprimerie Imperiale, 1859. FIRST EDITION! ORIGINAL EDITION! XV, 235 pp. 4°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Former Library Book with Stamp and Signature. Cover rubbed, Spine with small Split near Bottom Edge. Water Stain inside, which is visible fom Title Page until Page 100, also few Pencil Markings, otherwise clean. Good Condition! Nice Copy! // Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Einband berieben, Rücken an der Unterkante geringfügig angeplatzt. Buchanfang bis ca. Seite 100 mit großflächigem, doch nicht stark auffälligem Wasserfleck, sonst vereinzelt Bleistiftmarkierungen. Papier sonst sauber. Bindung fest. Guter Zustand. Altersentsprechend ein schönes Exemplar! atx Id2 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bookfarm]
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        Album with Bird Feather Paintings

      Good. N.D.. Hardcover. A photo album with 40 unique paintings of birds using real feathers, circa 1859. More photos available upon request. The album has a clasp, metal borders, and a raised shield on the front and was produced as a blank book by D. Appleton of New York in 1862, as the title page gilt imprint states. The maroon cloth boards are heavily soiled. Red spine cloth is worn off at the ends. All edges gilt. Light foxing on pages but not the images. On the verso of the "Photo Album" title page is a French inscription that says that the inscriber's grandmother, Marie Robin Clerfeuille, brought the paintings back from Vera Cruz, Mexico to Bordeaux in 1859. Six blank inserts have offsets where it seems paintings were removed, and the very last page has two 1860s photographs of a man. Each painting is 3 1/2" by 2", and the bird is made entirely of feathers in most, with a black bead for an eye. The rest is painted. The last two are human figures made of feathers, including one carrying a bird cage on his head. A unique collection of Mexican art from the era of global plume hunting. ; Color Illustrations; 6 1/4" x 1" x 10 3/4"; 24 pp .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Lake scenery of England. Drawn on stone by T. Picken.

      Day & Sons. [1859] Small folio. vii, 25 tinted lithographic plates, each accompanied with descriptive text. Decorative vellum by Birdsall, Northampton, with art nouveau trails in gilt and colour to front cover and spine, leather spine label. Slightly bumped and mottled, small discolouration spot to front cover. Inner gilt rules and curlicues. Aeg. marbled endpapers. Some toning/foxing/marginal staining. From the Moorsom Library. Inscription to fep: "J. M. M. from J. G. W. [UNIDENTIFIED] Jan 1 1906". Signed "James M Moorsom January 1906 Fieldside". James Marshall Moorsom (1837-1916) Barrister & Liberal MP. Married Emma Catherine Browne of Tallantire Hall. Inherited Fieldside and its library (home of Mary Calvert/Stanger).

      [Bookseller: Paul Haynes Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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