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        My Diary in India in the Year 1858–9

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge,, 1860. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge,, 1860. With Illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple wave-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, boards elaborately blocked in blind, yellow coated endpapers Frontispiece to each volume, 12 plates, folding map. Spines relined, corners renewed, some professional repairs to hinges. Cloth mottled. A very good set. First edition. William Howard Russell (1820–1907) was a journalist and the first celebrity war correspondent. Beginning in 1854, he spent two years covering the Crimean War for the London Times, and though not a great prose stylist, "his reports were vivid, dramatic, interesting, and convincing" and his fame "rose like a meteor" (ODNB). His reports "had a great impact on the British public and politicians. They contributed to the sending of Florence Nightingale and her nurses and of many 'comforts' to the troops, and to the authorities' improving supplies and conditions. They also, by arousing public, especially middle-class, indignation, contributed to the demand for military and administrative reform" (ODNB). In December 1857 Russell was sent to India to cover the rebellion, and "though much of the mutiny had passed, this highly experienced journalist participated in the final retaking of Lucknow with Commander-in-Chief Sir Colin Campbell and the follow-up campaign in Oudh. Russell's entries reflect a sharply critical evaluation of the depth of British violence in suppressing the mutiny and the subsequently high levels of racial feelings… Russell's view ranges over not only the obvious campaigning, but also touches on the agricultural richness of Oudh, the torturous extremes of Indian weather, and his personal observations of native life. Russell's views of British involvement are slightly cynical for the times in his belief that the Indian was better off under native rule and that the future of British involvement in India was bleak at best" (Riddick, Glimpses of India, p. 77). The bibliographer Sorsky suggests that there may be an earlier edition, published in one volume in 1859, but only seven copies appear in OCLC, with half the page count of the present edition and all outside the UK, plus one copy at Aberdeen with an uncertain date. If this mystery edition exists it may be a private printing, trial printing, or failed colonial edition, and the present edition should be considered the true first. Copies of this important book are uncommon on the market, and this is the first we have handled.

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        Schloss Ehrenburg. Blick vom Schlossplatz aus auf den Hauptbau nach der Umgestaltung nach Plänen Karl Friedrich Schinkels

      Gouachierte und eiweissgehöhte Lithographie um 1860. 11.2x17.3 cm. - Rechts einige Häuser der Stadt und im Vordergrund der Schlossplatz mit kleinem Park und dem Standbild des Herzogs Ernst I. von Ludwig Schwanthaler. Die Lithographie auf separates Papier gedruckt und auf beigefarbeners Unterpapier mit Prägerand montiert. Sehr fein ausgeführte Darstellung in schönen Farben.

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        Outlines of Britisch Fungology; Containing characters of above a thousand species of fungi and a complete list of all that have been described as natives of the British Isles.

      L. Reeve,, London, 1860 - London, L. Reeve, 1860. 8°. XVIII, 442 p. (24) p. (advertising). With 24 (thereof 23 coloured) plates. Orig. cloth. Uellner 88. Nissen 148. Without the supplement (published 1891). - Partly stained. Sprache: Englisch / English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Edited by Charles Knight. Including Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Virtue and Co., n.d. (c.1860). - 8 volumes, large 8vo., consisting of two vols. each of the Comedies, Tragedies and Histories, one of the Doubtful Plays and one of the Biography. Contemporary maroon half morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt tooling to spines, matching cloth boards, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Generously illustrated throughout. A sound, very little rubbed decorative set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields, .... of the Great Northern Coal Field

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co. Worn reading copy. 1860. First Edition. Marbled boards. Half-leather cover. 420mm x 280mm (17" x 11"). 164pp. 36 full page etchings of mines, machinery, shipping, etc. .

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        [ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN BY LIEUT. SHELDON C. TREAT OF THE 4th IOWA INFANTRY]

      Various locations, including Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas. 1860-1864, 1873.. Twenty-two letters and one brief biographical sketch. Quarto and octavo sheets. Old folds. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. Born in West Haven, Connecticut, Sheldon Treat emigrated to Missouri in 1859 to find work as a carpenter. Along with gainful employment, Treat soon found himself on the frontlines of what would become a Civil War. This fine collection documents the transformation of a young easterner looking for work into a Civil War soldier. His service included marching with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. The archive is comprised of four letters written before Treat's enlistment, fifteen letters from the war including one from Treat's commanding officer, three letters written in the years after the war, and a brief autobiographical sketch. In some ways, the three pre-war letters are the most interesting of the lot. Written from Forest City, Missouri, a troubled outpost near the Kansas border, the letters provide a glimpse into the drama as war fever rose in an area already engulfed by violence. On Jan. 24, 1861, Treat described an incident with border ruffians: "You tell me to be careful about [getting] into scrapes like the one we had about the boat, no law of this state could molest them fellows at all for they had got my on the Kansas side and the onely way [to] get it was by force. A fellow from Ohio was with me on the river at the time of the fuss. There was 6 of them they all drawed their knives and one his revolver, we had no arms but one knife to defend ourself with but we got the boat and got back safe. When we got up town 30 men was redy to go after them. Had we had our revolvers there would have been some shooting done." He briefly toys with the idea of joining a wagon train headed up the Oregon Trail: "There is not much going on here at the present, I think of going across the plains this spring, to Oregon with a company of 50 families from Ioway to form a colony on Trinity Bay, we [shall] send one of our numbers up this week or next to make the arangement for the trip...." Whatever the case, Treat was not headed back to the staid life of New England. "As for me coming back to the New England states there is no such thing in the book. I like this country to well for that, if I go anywhere from hear this summer it will be fa[r]ther west or up into Iowa. I have got a job there if I wish to go, if the Union stands there will be plenty of work here for all. The yong men of this place are having their hair cut short for the spring fights, they commenced election day to fight and have been at it ever scince [sic]." He moved on to Des Moines some months later, enlisting and enjoying the benefit of a steady paycheck. There, he wasted little time before enlisting in the 4th Iowa Infantry, where he proved himself a capable soldier, earning promotion to 2nd Lieutenant by October 1862 and to 1st Lieutenant in January 1863. Serving mostly in the western theatre, Treat saw action in seventeen battles and took part in Sherman's March to the Sea, reenlisting after a furlough for the duration. His letters reveal a strong pro-unionist as he became accustomed to military life in Missouri, culminating his first major battle: Pea Ridge. On Aug. 18, 1862, he wrote home to describe the devastation he experienced during one of the year's most decisive battles, and the way in which his commitment to the cause was growing stronger as he grew from new recruit into a veteran. "Martha says it almost makes her sick to see them poor fellows in the hospital at New Haven. She ought to go over one battle field and see the sights it would make her sick for certain. I should liked to had you seen the field at Pea Ridg for I know it would not made you sick but you would not have forgotten it very soon. Man is a curious thing in a fight. People will say fight for honor and glory but I tell you that they fight becaus they are mad and becaus they love to fight. You put a company into action and watch them the first 2 or 3 rounds they take it very cool but soon they begin to fall and this one looses a brother and that one a messmate and blood runs freely then jest listen and hear the deep curses of revenge and then see if they fight becaus they love it. Yes every shot is dearer than life to them, they don’t think of honors then and how different is it with them the next time they come into action they go at it like a days work...." Interestingly, Treat's support for the war seems not to have been shared by his father, and he writes a passionate letter complaining that his father seems to offer nothing in his letters but sarcastic and discouraging comments: "I have here some 80 men to associate with and all are getting letters from home cheering them on the good worck and although I have proved myself as brave as the bravest yet I get no encouragement from father..." Aug 28, 1862. Posted at Helena in the latter half of 1862, the 4th Iowa took part in the early maneuvers of the Vicksburg Campaign, and the collection includes a fine description of the fall of Fort Hindman, Jan. 18, 1863: "Our loss is 500 killed and wounded, Our Regiment lost but 4 men in all. The Battle lasted 3 hours when they surrendered the fort to us. They had 1 gun of 100 lbs and 3 of 68 lbs all casemated with Railroad iron and 6 feet of oak timber... we got 2 field Batteries and 2 splendid parrott guns and 4000 stand of Endfield Rifles some muskets plenty of shot guns revolvers and pistols of all sorts...." There are also two excellent letters from later in the Vicksburg Campaign, written after the regiment had been circled behind Vicksburg, to cut off any possible escape to the east, though at heavy cost to their own ranks. On May 24, 1863, he wrote: "We have taken 8000 prisoners and 75 pieces of artillery. Our loss is hevy. My Reg has lost about 50 men. The 9 Iowa lost all but 130. Some Reg have lost all their field officers and some most all their line officers. Jackson the capital of this state is burned down. I am in camp on Walnut Hills 2 miles back of the town in front is a big Fort still in the hands of the rebels.... We have got Warenton and Haines Bluffs both with all their guns and have got the rebels whare we can tend to them jest when it suits us...." Running through Treat’s letters is his squabble with his father, and Treat takes every opportunity to lambaste the Copperheads. After the draft riots of 1863, he taunted his father: “How much has the Copperheads made by their riots in New York city. I think they will get their fill before long. I rather guess bullets will stop them, it was a pity they used blank cartridges as they had such a nice range for canister in the streets. I guess that Father Abraham who live in Washington is able to stop such proceedings and if necessary stop some of their winds...." An interesting record from the Western front.

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        Anticipations of the future, to serve as lessons for the present time: In the form of extracts of letters from an English resident in the United States, to the London Times, from 1864 to 1870

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1860. first edition; ix, 416, 14 pp., original blind & gilt stamped green cloth, stain to rear blank, text age toned, head of spine slightly frayed, however overall very good; Howes R493. Photos available upon request.

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        Frederiksborg Slot. Château du Frederiksbourg.

      Farvelitografi efter forlæg af Heinrich Hansen. 19,5 x 26 cm. Trykt ca. 1860. Med efterfølgende håndkolorering. I nyere ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 35 x 40 cm. Fin kolorering.. Isac Wilhelm Tegner (1815-1893) og Adolph Kittendorff (1820-1902).De to litografer havde begge arbejdet for Em. Bærentzen & Co. I 1850 oprettede de sammen firmaet I.W.Tegner & Kittendorffs Lithografiske Institut. Firmaet eksisterede til Tegners død i 1893

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        Italian Peasant Woman in a Domestic Interior

      - circa 1860. Watercolour mounted on sheet of brownish-gray paper. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling, some light soiling and a few small tears in the margins. 14 x 8 15/16 inches. 20 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. A charming image of an Italian peasant woman adorned in native dress. This stunning watercolour is a beautiful example of the peasant genre of painting that was popular during the mid-nineteenth-century and epitomized by the works of artists such as Jules Breton (1827-1906), William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875). In this romanticized portrayal of rural life, a colourfully dressed peasant woman is pictured in a quaint domestic interior taking a brief respite from her daily chores. Works such as this exalted the dignified, pure life of the noble peasant and were most likely sold to tourists as souvenirs of their travels.

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        Ships in the Mist; and Other Stories

      Henry Holt, Boston 1860 - Her second published book. Engraved frontis of "The Sower and the Child" 48 pgs. Quite scarce OCLC list 4 copies. Spine is damaged with chips top and bottom, some of gilt lettering visible, some edgewear, binding tight, water stains top margin and to fep/rep. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mill on The Floss

      Edinburgh: Blackwood and Son, 1860 Three volumes. First edition, first printing, Carter's first state lacking the advertisement leaf at the end of volume I. Original publisher's rust cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, pale yellow endpapers, half titles present in each volume, sixteen pages (eight leaves) of publisher's advertisements bound into the rear of Volume III. An excellent set, with some wear to the extremities, minor fraying to the spine ends, hint of toning to the spines, some minor spots of light soiling to the boards, a few scattered light spots to the otherwise clean and bright pages, sturdy spines. A near fine set, free of any repairs or restoration. The Mill on the Floss is the second full-length published novel by Mary Anne Evans, a top writer of the Victorian Era who chose to write under a male pseudonym so that her works would be taken more seriously. In addition to writing novels, she edited and contributed to the left-wing journal The Westminster Review as one of the only female editors of her time. Her novels were praised for being socially and politically conscious and realistic depictions of country life. The Mill on the Floss tells the story of siblings Maggie and Tom Tulliver over the course of at least a decade at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss in Lincolnshire, England. While the town and family are fictional, Tom and Maggie's relationship is largely based on the author's relationship with her brother Isaac Evans, who fractured his relationship with his sister after finding out she had moved in with her married lover George Henry Lewes. The most autobiographical of her novels, The Mill on the Floss provides an alternate version of the author's life; while Maggie and Tom Tulliver perish in a watery embrace, Mary Anne and Isaac Evans never reconciled.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        EfemErides de Mÿsicos EspaOoles, asi profesores como aficionados

      Madrid: Impr. de la Esperenza,  cargo de D.A. Perez Dubrull, 1860. First edition. 8vo. 262 pp. Contemporary green morocco, with presentation stamped in gilt on upper panel "A L.R. P. de su Alteza La. Sma. Sra. Infanta W. Maria Luisa Fernanda Duquesa de Montpensier", a.e.g. Fine . Luisa Fernanda, younger sister of Queen Isabella II, was married to Antoine, duc de Montpensier, the youngest son of King Louis-Philippe of France in 1846

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        Incwadi yabantwana.

      Emkangiso: Ishicilelwe ngeshicilelwo sabafundisi Mount Coke South Africa: Printed at the Weslyan Mission Press 1860 - extensively marked up for a second edition, outer leaves a little browned, pp. 36, 8vo, old (?original) marbled wrappers, some insect damage, good An unrecorded Zulu Lutheran catechism and hymnal, with extensive manuscript correction throughout in preparation for a second edition - the date on the title-page amended to 1864. The Methodist mission at Mount Coke in the Eastern Cape was established in 1825 by William Shaw. A printing press was purchased in 1849 and the Mission Press produced the first Xhosa Bible, translated by John Appleyard in 1853.

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        The Mill on the Floss. Blackwood first edition. 3 volume set

      Edinburgh William Blackwood & Sons 1860. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with marbled eps. A few leaves lightly spotted. Teg First Edition Half leather/gilt marbled board cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 361pp; 319pp; 313pp. With half titles. Title pages include 'The Right of Translation is reserved'. Without preliminary advert in Volume I and without publisher's catalogue in Volume III.

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        REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, Volume XII, BOOK II

      1860. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No 56. REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-5, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume XII, Book II. Washington: Thomas H. Ford, Printer, 1860. Illustrated with 53 plates, one more than called for, but with omissions and additions from the plates list. Botany: 6 plates, complete. Insects: 2 plates, complete. Mammals: 5 of 6 plates, lacks #8. Birds: 8 plates, all with touches of color, complete. Reptiles: 11 of 10 plates; lacks #23 but includes #29 (not called for) and #31 (listed as 'not yet published'). Fishes: 21 of 20 plates; lacks #76 but includes #43 and #75 (both of which are not called for). Quarto. 76,[2],viii,[2],399 pp. Quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, speckled edges. Pencil ownership at ffep. Binding is generally scuffed and quite worn at edges. Leather backstrip is parched and starting at the lower joint. Occasional light to moderate foxing throughout, including plates. A couple of the plates are age-browned. A solid copy copy, though in a worn binding, with complete text and a generous selection of plates.

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        Sefer Avnei Yehoshua al Pirkey Avot [ Commentary on Ethics of the Fathers]

      New York: Printed at "Jewish Messenger" Office, 1860. First Edition . Hardcover, Leather. Very Good/No Dustjacket, as Issued. 5 x 7.5 inches. Browned, stained. 3 pinhead size worm holes through all the pages. New dark brown leather binding. Singerman JUDAICA AMERICANA v. 1, page 306, #1653: Falk, Joshua. Copies: AJHS, DLC, NN, OCH. Vinograd v. 2, page 480, #53: 8vo. in Benjacob. Deinard Kohelet America. # 4. 8vo. THE FIRST SCHOLARLY BOOK IN HEBREW PRINTED IN AMERICA. (The People and The Book, New York Public Library, 1954, #69.) See: Bernard Drachman, "Neo Hebraic Literature in America", in Appendix to JTS Association, Proceedings, New York 1900 page 64. The typesetter, in the colophon, gives thanks that he was able to assist in the production of this book, the firs of its kind in America; asher hu reshit b'medinat America. The author was one of the early Russian Jewish preachers in America. Commentary on the Mishnah treatise, Chapters of the Fathers). Naphtali ben Samuel of Thron (Prussia) for the Jewish Messenger Office. The first Hebrew book printed in New York. The author emigrated from Kornik to the United States in 1854 and became rabbi at Newburgh and later Poughkeepsie. The colophon reads: "I give thanks that it was my good fortune to be the typesetter of this scholarly book, the first of its kind in America. Blessed be the God of Israel who surely will not deny us the Redeemer." Philosophical Commentary to the Ethics of the Fathers]. A novel and beautiful typography. Vinograd, New York 53; Deinard, Koheleth America 4; Singerman 1653; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, 688]. The author, Joshua Falk, was aware of the revolutionary aspect of issuing work of Jewish scholarship - in Hebrew - in the New World. His preface urges people to buy this book I order to prove that Jewish works of this nature do indeed have an audience in America; consequently, more such rabbinic texts will be printed in this country. The typesetter, Naphtali ben Cathriel Samuel of Thorn (Prussia), also recognized the book's importance, viz. the colophon: "I give thanks that it was my good fortune to be the typesetter of this scholarly book, the first of its kind in America." The author bases much of his work on classic philosophical investigations culled from Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, Halevi's Kuzari, Arama's Akeidath Yitzhachak, Albo's Ikarim and Aldabi's Shevilei Emnunah. Joshua Falk (1799-1864) a natifve of Poland, arrived in America in 1858 and served briefly as Rabbi in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He died in the year of the book's publication whilst visiting his daughter in Keokuk, Iowa. See A. J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures from the Library of Congress (1991) pages 316-317 (illustrated) First original Hebrew work written by a Jew in the United States to be published in America. The typesetter, Naptali ben Katriel Shmuel of Thorn (Prussia), added a colophon expressing his gratitude that it was his good fortune to set in type the first Hebrew book written and published in America (other than the bible and prayerbook).The author, Joshua Falk, was born in Poland in 1799, arrived in America in 1858, and died during the year of publication while on a visit to his daughter in Iowa. During his two-year stay in America he served as a rabbi in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. Singerman 1653 cites 4 institutional copies, OCLA locates three additional copies.

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        BILDLICHE ERINNERUNGEN VOM EIDGENÖSSISCHEN TRUPPENZUSAMMENZUG IM AUGUST 1861 / SOUVENIRS PITTORESQUES DE LA CONCENTRATION DES TROUPES FEDERALES SUISSES EN AOUT 1861. Dessiné et publié par Eugène Adam. Imprimé par Jules Adam.

      Librairie J. Dalp (1860 ca.) Album oblungo (mm. 420 x 580), bella legatura in tela edit. (con aloni, risg. rifatti), cornici a secco con grande stemma della Svizzera in ricca decoraz. oro al piatto anter. Magnifica raccolta di 15 tavv. (al vivo mm. 300x460) disegnate da Eugène Adam e litografate da Jules Adam, introdotte da un bellissimo frontespizio figurato, pure litografato; tutte sono precedute da una pagina di descrizione in tedesco e in francese. Dall?introduzione apprendiamo che l?artista svizzero ha concepito ?l?idéé de consacrer ses pinceaux à l?illustration d?une campagne simplement simulée, exécutée au sein de la paix.. en faisant un heureux mélange de scènes guerrières avec les scènes majestueuses de la nature des Alpes.. En 1861 la Suisse se trouve attaquée sur toute sa frontière méridionale..?. Le operazioni di guerra disegnate e descritte sono le seguenti: ?Embarquement des troupes à Lucerne, 14 aout - Départ d?Amsteg, 16 aout - Construction du pont au Pfaffensprung (Saut du Moine), 16 aout - Combat du pont de Meidschlingen, 16 aout - Levée du camp de Wasen, 17 aout - Position près de Goeschenen, 17 aout - La batterie n. 27 à la première galerie de la route du St. Gotthard, 17 aout - Service divin du bataillon bernois au camp d?Andermatt, 18 aout - Rapport du soir au camp de Réalp, 19 aout - Marche de la I brigade vers la Furka, 20 aout - La II brigade au col des Nufenen, 20 aout - Halte de la I brigade au glacier du Rhone, 20 aout - Scène de bivouac dans la cour du palais Stockalper à Brigue, 22 aout - Combat du Bois de Finges, 24 aout - Entrée des troupes à Sion, 24 aout?. Cfr. Benezit,I, p. 55: ?Eugen Adam (1817-80), allemand, peintre de sujets militaires, paysages, fut élève de son père Albrecht?. Nel ns. esempl.: 4 pagg. di descriz. restaur. per manc. (non di testo) e altre con aloni; le tavole, tutte ben conservate, portano a volte e solo ai margini, lievi aloni o lievi fiorit.

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        The Cornhill Magazine: Volumes 1-29, 34-114, 125-129 (1860-1924); and 98 single issues in printed wrappers (1924-1933)

      Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray London: Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray. (1860-1933). First. Magazine. 105 bound volumes and 98 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A long run from 1860--1933 of this famous Victorian literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important English writers. The set includes volumes 1-29 (January 1860-June 1874), 34-114 (July 1876-December 1916), and volumes 125-129 (January 1922-June 1924) bound in contemporary publisher's cloth or full linen boards. Also included are 98 monthly issues (numbers 337-450) in the original printed wrappers (July 1924-December 1933, lacking July 1930, and May, November, and December 1931). Among the many complete works included in this long run are the first appearances of Framley Parsonage, The Claverings, and two other novels by Trollope, as well as Thackeray's The Adventures of Philip and his complete column: "Roundabout Papers." Other works from the 1860s include Romola by George Eliot, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Armadale by Wilkie Collins, Unto This Last by John Ruskin, Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold, and Tennyson's "Tithonus." Works from the 1870s and 1880s include The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith, Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James, The Pavilion on the Links and The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the first 29 chapters of Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement was first published anonymously by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1884, and The White Company first appeared under his name in 1891-92. The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad appeared in 1897. Cornhill maintained its high reputation up through the 1930s. Works from the early 20th Century include poems and prose pieces by Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ford Madox Ford, and Katherine Tynan. The magazine also featured illustrations by George du Maurier, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais, and other leading artists. Most were engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel, and include numerous full-page and folding plates. Most volumes from 1860 to 1901 are bound in contemporary publisher's cloth (with some rebound in full cloth), volumes from 1902 to 1924 are rebound in full cloth (most with the original wrappers included), and single monthly issues from the 1920s and early 1930s are in the original printed wrappers. Ex-library set with bookplates, most 19th Century volumes with a small embossed stamp on the title pages and a perforated stamp on the plates. The earliest volumes are chipped at the spines and edges, a few with split spines and detached boards, else overall a good set of bound volumes; the single issues in wraps are unmarked and very good or better. A very nice assemblage of notable 19th Century literature and illustrations. .

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        JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY AND GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE ROUND THE WORLD under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N

      London, John Murray, 1860.. Second edition, tenth thousand, 1860. 8vo, approximately 195 x 115 mm, 7¾ x 4½ inches, a few wood engraved illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: xv, 519 including index, plus 32 page catalogue with adverts dated April 1867, bound in the original publisher's zigzag pattern green cloth, blind stamped decoration to covers, gilt decoration, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, original light brown endpapers. Tiny crease at tail of spine, gilt decoration just slightly rubbed in a couple of places, a touch of rubbing to corners, tiny bump to lower corner of lower cover, inner paper hinges not cracked, neat inscription to front pastedown, title page faintly browned, slight faint foxing to Contents table which is printed on different paper from the rest of the book, text pages bright and clean throughout. A very good plus copy. This is Darwin's first published book and is the most often read and stands second only to The Origin of Species as the most often printed. Referred to universally today as the Voyage of the Beagle, it is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of Darwin's evolutionary ideas has often been stressed. The tenth thousand which this is provides the definitive text and sees the first appearance of the Postscript dated February 1st 1860 on page vii in which Darwin takes the opportunity to correct some errors. This is the first time it was published in the green cloth binding in the same style as the first three John Murray editions of On the Origin of Species. See Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin, pages 31-36 and No. 20. Freeman states that inserted advertisements in our edition may be as late as September 1868. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Poésies nationales et religieuses françaises, italiennes, turques et persanes. 195 Pièces orientales, leurs Traductions, et le Texte turc et persan de 57 pièces, par C. Vernay (Elève de lui seul), à l' âge de 11 à 16 ans, seul européen poète asiatique, suivies de Lettres et de Vers persans, --- .

      Paris, Franck. 1860 - Grand in-8, (4)- 476- (4) pp., 1/2 basane verte, dos lisse orné, rel. de l' ép. En frontispice, portrait lithographié de notre jeune prodige, âgé de 17 ans. Ed. originale du plus important recueil de C. Vernay ; cf. Blavier, (Fous littéraires) 1041/42 pour un exemplaire exceptionnel du même livre. Poésies, prose, en turc, allemand, français, persan, etc., correspondances avec le Pape, Lacordaire, Béranger, Abd- ul- Mejid, etc. Défauts insignifiants, bon ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A complete epitome of practical navigation.

      London, Printed for the author and sold by C. Wilson 1860 - Seventeenth (stereotype) edition, considerably augmented and improved . by G. Coleman. Subject: Navigation. Nautical astronomy. Marine scienceMathematics - Miscellaneous. Description: xii, 328, xliv, 360 p. incl. tables, diagrs. ix pl. (incl. front., map. charts) 23 cm. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wolfingham; or, The Convict-Settler of Jervis Bay: A Tale of the Church in Australia.

      John Henry and James Parker [1860], London - Historical Tales No. 20. Part of a series recounting the history of the Church in Great Britain and other countries. iv, 112pp + 4pp of advertisements. Recent maroon cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Frontispiece. Two small stains to fore edge affecting the first and last two leaves. A very good+ copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Career, Last Voyage, and Fate of Captain Sir John Franklin

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1860, 1st Edition. () vi,(2),111,(1). Very good. 16 mo. (17.5 cm.) Original decorated and printed paper covered boards. Frontispiece. 7 full page illustrations. Portrait of Franklin on the title page and front board. 3 partial page maps in text and one full page map. Single partial page illustration on the last page. Boards are a bit soiled and the spine has been renewed at the top and bottom the contents are generally very clean and free of foxing. Two 19th century bookplates on the front pastedown and endpaper. Arctic Biblio. 12893 This very scarce, brief biography of Franklin details his career, last voyage and the search for him. Reprinted in the collected edition of Osborn's works but without title page and plates. Prime Search for Franklin item..

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        The Waverly Gallery of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Romances

      New York: Appleton, 1860. hardcover. very good. Illustrated with 37 steel engravings, tissue guards . 4to, full brown morocco, decorative gilt pattern on spine, front and rear covers, a.e.g. New York: Appleton, 1860. Slight foxing throughout, still a very good copy.

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        Notes on Nursing: What It is, and What It Is Not

      G- : in Good (minus) condition without dust jacket. Contents detached but complete. Wear to spine. Ex library with stamps of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland First Edition, later issue Brown hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 79pp, 4pp ads to front and rear. First edition points: advertisements on front pastedown dated 1860 for edition of Burke's Peerage and Foreign Office list. 'The right of translation is reserved' last line on title page.

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        Arundines Cami Sive Musarum Cantagrigiensium Lusus Canori [Double Fore Edge Painting]

      Cambridge Univ. Press, Deighton, Bell, 1860. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full red morocco prize binding from Winton College, a bit of wear at the corners, slight general darkening. With two fore-edge paintings depicting Caius College from one side, and Cambridge University on the other. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 044334. .

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        Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per Gli Stati.

      1860 - [Italy]. Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per Gli Stati di S.M. il Re Vittorio Emanuele II. Turin: Stamperia Arnaldi, 1860. 1232, cii pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title, fillets and tiny shelf label to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few small scuffs to boards, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, light browning in places, bookseller stamp to title page, internally clean. * Only edition. This code and handbook of public administrative law was issued before the Kingdom of Italy assumed its final form in 1861, which remained consistent until the end of the monarchy in 1945. Part II is a dictionary of terms concerning public law. OCLC locates no copies in North America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per gli stati di S M.

      1860 - [Italy, Kingdom of]. Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per Gli Stati di S.M. Il RE Vittorio Emanuele II. Turin: Stamperia Arnaldi, 1860. [vi], 1232, cii pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, partial cracks at front and rear of text block. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in some places, internally clean. * Only edition. This code and handbook of public administrative law was issued before the Kingdom of Italy assumed its final form in 1861, which remained consistent until the end of the monarchy in 1945. Part II is a dictionary of terms concerning public law. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the National Library of Israel). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per Gli Stati

      1860. [Italy]. Repertorio di Amministrazione Pubblica per Gli Stati di S.M. il Re Vittorio Emanuele II. Turin: Stamperia Arnaldi, 1860. 1232, cii pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title, fillets and tiny shelf label to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few small scuffs to boards, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, light browning in places, bookseller stamp to title page, internally clean. * Only edition. This code and handbook of public administrative law was issued before the Kingdom of Italy assumed its final form in 1861, which remained consistent until the end of the monarchy in 1945. Part II is a dictionary of terms concerning public law. OCLC locates no copies in North America.

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        The 1858 Debates that Propelled Lincoln to National Attention

      Columbus, OH 1860 - Book. Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois. Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster, and Co., 1860. 3rd edition, with publisher's advertisements bound in. 268 pp., 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Historical BackgroundLincoln's debates with incumbent Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas earned him national prominence. Slavery was the pressing national issue, especially regarding its expansion into the western territories. Douglas authored the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), which effectively repealed the free-slave dividing line set by the Missouri Compromise (1820) at 36 30' north latitude. Instead of banning slavery north of the line and banning south of it, new states would instead decide on slavery's status within their borders by "popular sovereignty." On its surface, Douglas's bill appeared to offer the nation a middle path on the contentious issue of slavery. Instead, it would only muddy the waters on slavery.The Kansas-Nebraska Act was only one of a long list of compromises in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Despite these attempts, the slavery debate only became more heated throughout the 1850s. Northerners, seeing the hypocrisy of "states rights" advocates, chafed when a new Fugitive Slave Act (1850) required the use of federal marshals to return escaped slaves. An unintended consequence of Douglas's bill resulted in fraudulent elections and violence in Kansas in 1855 and 1856. South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks bludgeoned Massachusetts anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor after an 1856 speech. In 1857, the Supreme Court handed down the Dred Scott decision, which decreed that African Americans could not be citizens and, based on one's right to bring property across state lines, effectively erased the division between free and slave states. Slavery, unspoken but protected in the Constitution and mitigated by antebellum compromisers, was a tinderbox about to roar to fire.Lincoln recognized the problems slavery presented for the nation, and in his debates with Douglas, focused his attention on the nationalization of slavery, both West and North. After he was nominated as the Republican candidate for the Senate, he spoke to the convention, famously asserting that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." The House Divided speech, delivered at Springfield, Illinois, on June 17, 1858, is the opening piece of this book. Though he would lose the Senate race, the rest of the book details Lincoln's intellectual combat with Douglas over slavery. This book is a third edition, identified by the line over publisher's imprint on the back of the title page, the numeral "2" at bottom of page 13, and publisher's advertisements bound in at head.Harrison Yerkes (1841-1899) enlisted as soon as the Civil War erupted, but since he was under 21 years of age in 1861, his father removed him from service. As soon as he reached the age of majority, he enlisted in the 31st Michigan Infantry Company, and remained in the Army for the remained of the war. He returned to Michigan, purchased two tracts of land, which he farmed until retiring in 1891. He was a lifelong Republican, though never held office.ConditionLight green boards faded, blind stamped, gilt lettering on spine, "Harrison Yerkes Northville, Mich 1860" erased from free front endpaper, same present (minus date) on verso of ffep, bep, and back paste down. Very minor scattered foxing. Publishers advertisements bound into headmatter Minor shelf wear. Tight.SourcesPaul Leake, History of Detroit, Volume II (Chicago: Lewis, 1912) pp. 765.http://books.google.com/books?id=ZkUOAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA765&lpg=PA765&dq=harrison+yerkes&source=bl&ots=B-C-cmyauC&sig=gYKZ0sLD9AIMK2XCYuUZOEFn6eA&hl=en&ei=Wq7oTpO-CsLx0gHdisX-Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&sqi=2&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=harrison%20yerkes&f=false

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        The Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha, Nebraska Across the Continent, Making, with its Connections, an Unbroken Line from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Charted by the United States. Its Construction, Resources, Earnings and Prospects.

      Pamphlet, 8vo, original printed wrappers, colored folding map (8 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 16 pp. Some minor chips at corners and extremities, pencil notation on top of the front wrapper, normal aging; otherwise very good. This pamphlet relates to a bond offering the company was issuing to raise capital. Management claims that the company has favorable prospects, and the mortgage bonds being offered are a secure and profitable investment. Railroad bonds were a popular investment during the second half of the 19th century, which helped prompt Henry Varnum Poor to publish his "History of Railroads and Canals in the United States" in 1860. The work enabled investors to see comprehensive financial information on just about all railroad companies. This pamphlet includes typical financial data about the company, and a folding "Map of the Union Pacific Railroad and its Connections." The map is in wonderful condition.

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        COSTUMES ANCIENS ET MODERNES:

      Paris: Typographie de Firmin Didot Freres Fils & Cie, 1860. One upper corner of Vol. II with half-inch bump, all else fine. Fourth edition Two volumes. 9p, 234 plates on the versos with legends on the rectos, 18p; [iv], 235-513 plates, 19p. Bound in full red pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, the covers with multiple-ruled borders and with inner panel and corner ornaments & Fourth edition of the author's De gli habiti antichi et moderni. Includes reproductions of costumes found in the three previous editions, engraved by E. F. Huyot, after the designs of Catenacci, Feimann and Gerard Seguin. (Hiler & Hiler p. 873). Lipperheide 25; Colas 2980; Brunet V, 1104.

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        Arundines Cami Sive Musarum Cantagrigiensium Lusus Canori [Double Fore Edge Painting]

      Cambridge Univ. Press, Deighton, Bell, 1860. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full red morocco prize binding from Winton College, a bit of wear at the corners, slight general darkening. With two fore-edge paintings depicting Caius College from one side, and Cambridge University on the other. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 044334. .

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        Molo dal Giardino Reale, Venice

      c. 1860. Size: 355 × 265 mm. Albumen Print Photograph. Very good condition. Carlo Ponti, Italian photographer and optician of Swiss descent. He lived for some years in Paris, where he worked with the optician Chauchoix and learnt the technique of photography, to which he later dedicated most of his energy. He reached Venice towards 1852 and, after a short time, his inventions for optical and photographic instruments earned him public recognition. In the early years he collaborated with the photographer Fortunato Antonio Perini (1830-79) and then the painter and photographer Domenico Bresolin (1813-99), whose archive he took over in 1864.

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        Geschiedenis Van Het Verval Der Magt Van De Nedevan Java En 1811rlanders in Indie Tot Op Het Verlies

      Amsterdam: Frederic Muller, 1860. Complete set of 7 volumes. New cloth binding. Handsome, well-preserved set. An important source for researchers working on the Dutch East Indies before 1811.. Cloth on Board. Very Good.

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        Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, Biafra and Cape Verd Islands

      Mobile, [Alabama]: John F. Early, Agent. 1860. First. First edition. Octavo. 479, [1]pp. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Imprint of the English edition affixed to the bottom of the dedication page, else just about fine, housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the author to President Ulysses S. Grant on the pastedown: "To his Excellency President Grant: With the sincere prayer that in spite of all conventions of traitors, he may, by the blessings of God, be 'Our President' for the next Decade; and this he will be, if the people are allowed to speak but their wants & wishes; and with the sincere confidence, & respect of his unseen friend, The Author. On his farm near Griffin, Ga." On the front fly is a rather less formal Inscription from the author: "For the Presidents [sic] Private Library from Charlie Thomas. St. Bride's Plantation. Griffin, Georgia." .

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        Autograph letter signed, concerning several of his inventions

      1860.Autograph Letter Signed from the Designer of the "Monitor" ERICSSON, John (1803-89). A.L.s. dated March 26, [18]60, to an unknown recipient. 2-1/2 pp., on lined paper embossed with a small steam locomotive and the letters "P. & P. in the upper left corner. 247 x 195 mm. Creased where folded, small tear mended, but fine overall. A very fine, detailed letter from the prolifically inventive Swedish-born engineer John Ericsson, whose many accomplishments include the invention of a screw propeller for steamships, a rotary steam engine, the first English steam-driven fire engine, and his enormously popular "caloric" engine. This last, a hot-air engine designed to use heat more directly and efficiently than its steam-powered counterpart, was the first mass-produced heat-powered engine; in various incarnations, it satisfied the growing need for small and medium-sized sources of industrial power throughout the nineteenth century. Ericsson's most famous achievement, however, was his design for the Union Navy's ironclad warship Monitor; the Monitor's decisive victory over the Confederate ironclad Merrimac in March 1862 marked a turning point not only in the course of the Civil War, but in the history of warship design and construction. In later life Ericsson interested himself in alternative sources of power, particularly solar and tidal energy. The present letter, written almost exactly two years before the Monitor's defeat of the Merrimac, discusses several of Ericsson's inventions-a hydraulic pump, a "swing machine," an air hoister and a telegraphic machine-as well as the difficulties Ericsson had encountered in obtaining the necessary support and encouragement to proceed with the patenting of these inventions. The last paragraph of the letter contains a reference to a "new" caloric engine, which was "nearly ready"; Ericsson continued to improve the caloric engine to the end of his life. Ericsson's imperious and combative temperament is apparent throughout the letter, particularly in the postscript, in which he states that "I should prefer the 'cove' you allude to showing his hand before I have my patent claim. Under my general principle I will be able to hit him all the harder-so with others who may feel inclined to tread on my & our toes just now." DAB. Strandh, History of the Machine, pp. 136-39; 164.

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        A CURIOUS DANCE AROUND A CURIOUS TREE

      [London]:: [St. Luke's Hospital],. [1860].. 7" x 4-3/4". 1st separate edition, second issue (Eckel, pp. 188-191; Gimbel B-216; VanderPoel B-465). 19, [1] pp.. Original pale pink printed wrappers, sewn. Typographical border surrounding title lettering on front wrapper.. Wrappers a bit faded, & show a mite of soiling. Paper repair to. front wrapper top edge, as well as spine paper. Old vertical fold. crease to center, as is usually found [from mailing?]. A VG copy.. This short piece by Dickens, on St. Luke's Hospital, originally published in the January 17 1852 issue of HOUSEHOLD WORDS. With Dickens' consent, it was reissued in this pamphlet form by the Hospital management as a fund- raising mechanism. The first issue had purple wrappers, in which the 'appeal' was not highlighted from the remainder of the text and, evidently, donations suffered accordingly... in this second issue, the wrappers are pink, the 'appeal' is boldly printed, and it was accompanied by an easy-to-use return envelope [much as we see today in the solicitations we receive... make it easy on the mark!]. & & A rather uncommon item of Dickensiana.

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        Framley Parsonage [In the first three Volumes of The Cornhill Magazine]

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1860 - 1861. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good set of the first three bound volumes of The Cornhill Magazine in the Publisher's original elaborately embossed red cloth with the front boards and spines lettered in gilt and containing the entirety of Anthony Trollope's breakthrough novel, Framley Parsonage, as first published in serial form. Each Volume is in Very Good condition with rubbing to the corners and shows some leftward lean, Volume 1 being bit dulled and rubbed with some splitting at the spine corners, Volume 2 being rather bright with only modest wear and a stain to the top edge of the closed page block, and Volume 3 also being rather bright with a quite small split to the rear joint and otherwise only modest wear. Each Volume shows some settling to the heavy page block as is common with books of this size with Volume 1 showing some gapping at the top between the page block and the spine head. Volume 3 appears to have been recased and the endpapers renewed. While an integral part of Trollope's famed Barchester series of novels (being the 4th novel in that series), Framley Parsonage is an important work of Victorian fiction in its own right. Although he had had some limited (and we do mean limited) success with certain of his earlier novels, with Framley Parsonage Trollope had indeed "arrived" as a novelist. His most successful novel to date had been Dr. Thorne. Because of Dr. Thorne's success, Trollope's next novel was likely to be expectantly received by the reading public. Trollope, while working on an Irish tale called Castle Richmond, wrote to William Thackeray proposing himself for publication in the Cornhill Magazine, which was to begin publication in January, 1860 with Thackeray as editor. Thackeray wrote kindly and enthusiastically to Trollope about his proposal, and Smith, Elder (the publisher) wrote separately in late October, 1859 proposing to pay Trollope 1,000 Pounds (for Trollope an astonishing sum and much more than he had received for any of his previous works) for a three volume tale on condition that the first installment be in their hands no later than December 12th. Trollope proposed Castle Richmond, his novel then in progress, but Smith, Elder rejected it and insisted that Trollope instead provide a novel with an English setting and a clerical theme. This demand led Trollope to write Framley Parsonage, a thoroughly English novel, and the short time allotted forced him to place Framley Parsonage near Barchester and to fall back on his old friends, the Proudies and the archdeacon, the fictional world where Trollope had first developed his charm and genius. Castle Richmond, then accepted by Chapman and Hall, was published just as Framley Parsonage ran in the Cornhill, the two works thus available to the public at the same time. Castle Richmond at first sold well on the strength of Dr. Thorne. However, once read and talked about, its sales flagged. (It was not one of Trollope's better efforts.) However, the reading public were talking excitedly of Framley Parsonage, anxiously awaiting each installment while praising Thackeray for having "discovered" Trollope, a great new novelist. Thackeray's procrastination had kept him from writing the opening novel for the Cornhill and thus had caused him to ask it of Trollope. Had Smith, Elder accepted Castle Richmond for serialization in the Cornhill, both Trollope and the Cornhill both likely would have suffered great damage to their nascent reputations. Instead, Thackeray's failure, coupled with Smith, Elder's insistence on an English clerical novel, sparked Trollope's true genius, helped the Cornhill to succeed as a publication, and brought Trollope to great fame. A Very Good copy of the initial serialization of Anthony Trollope's breakthrough novel. [The three volumes contain also contain works, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Tennyson, Washington Irving, Matthew Arnold, Charlotte Bronte, William Makepeace Thackeray, and others.] A Very Good set.

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        Beiträge zur feineren Anatomie des menschlichen Rückenmarks.

      Denkr. der med.-chirurg. Ges. d. Kt. Zürich,, Zürich, 1860 - Zürich, Denkr. der med.-chirurg. Ges. d. Kt. Zürich, 1860. 4°. S. 130-171. Mit 7 lithogr. Tafeln. Orig.-Broschur. Garisson & Morton 1361. - Hirsch II, 595. - Erste Ausgabe. Wichtiger Beitrag über die Anatomie und Physiologie des Rückenmarks. "Includes description of 'Goll's Column' or 'tract', the posterior column of the spinal cord" (G&M). - Neben einem Ferstvortrag von Meyer-Hoffmeister noch Beiträge zur Geschichte der Medizin im Kanton Zürich von Meyer-Ahrens und Schrämli. - Broschur beschädigt, gebräunt und fleckig. Durchgehend stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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