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        Nouveau Jeu de Loto GÈographique et Universel

      Paris,: Chromol de Engelmann et Graf, c., 1860.. Loto Game, consisting of 18 pictorial game cards, each illustrated with five lithographic scenes, one small cloth bag containing glass counters, one large cloth bag containing 90 numbered circular timber tokens, folio rule sheet printed on yellow paper; all contained in the original decorated card box measuring 224 x 280 mm., with colour-printed lid, decorated in gold; some slight ageing to lid otherwise in fine original condition. A rare and exquisitely produced geographical lotto game, featuring lithographs of major cities and ports of the world. There are 90 countries and principalities featured in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and America, and each is represented by an illustration and brief description of population, exports and industries.Many of the representations of recently-settled Pacific destinations such as Hawaii, Tahiti and the Marquesas are drawn from published voyage accounts. The fine depiction of Sydney Harbour is very closely modelled on the view "Vooloo-mooloo au Port Jackson" which was published in the official account of La Place's grand voyage in La Favorite. This view had originally been drawn in Sydney by the voyage's artist Barthelemy Lauvergne, and was prepared for publication as an aquatint by Sainson."Nouveau Jeu de Loto..." is a particularly fine example of the deluxe nineteenth-century French children's games - beautiful and practical educational devices which made drawing-room geographical study a pleasure. The fine lithographs were printed by Engelmann and Graf, the company established by pioneering French lithographer Godefroy Engelmann.Scarce when complete and especially so when in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Church and Conventual Arrangement With Copious References, A Complete Glossary and an Index - Extra Illustrated with Engravings, Architectural Plans and letters including one by the Bibliophile Thomas Phillipps

      Atchley and Co, London 1860 - pp 222, [2] [with elaborate extra illustration] A remarkable extra illustrated copy of Mackenzie Walcott's Church and Conventual Arrangement, with a lively four page letter from Sir Thomas Phillipps bound in along with two sixteenth century German woodcuts and a cornucopia of other manuscript and printed material relating to the Victorian passion for church restoration and architecture. The letter by Sir Thomas Phillips is written over four pages of a bifolium. Dating from 18 October 1841, addressed Middle Hill, in quick succession the hyper active collector asks his unnamed correspondent to allow him to subscribe to 'the repairs of the Round Church' in Cambridge, promising to order his bankers Drummond to make the arrangements 'for life'. Phillipps encloses (no longer present, alas) 'an extract from one of my MS. concerning the mode of ornamenting the Churches with Paintings about the end of the 12th Century', mentioning a private edition of twelve copies of this Latin manuscript which he had printed and asks for help with his research on county visitations, requesting details of his correspondent's 'Cambridge visitations' by 'County/ Date/ Size/ Date of Transcript/ from whose collection, or by whose gift to the College', requesting that 'If you have a Copy of my Index of visitations, I would only beg you to collate it with your Indexes and send me any new names of Pedigrees which are not inserted in mine.' Phillipps suggests that his enclosed twelfth century manuscript might be translated by someone with skill in 'the Latin of the darker ages'. The letter closes with a postscript about the imminent arrival at Middle Hill of the antiquary William Collings 'Lukis here tomorrow but Sir Henry [Dryden] I am sorry to say, cannot come. Lukis is getting a paper ready for you.' The book has been extra illustrated by two nineteenth century owners who have left a clear chain of ownership recorded in the book. A letter (tipped in) from the author to the editor of The Gentleman's Magazine, John Gough Nichols, records that it began as a review copy which then passed into the hands of the Suffolk antiquary Alfred W Morant whose signature is laid down by the next owner the bibliophile, Frederick Hendriks, whose 1893 bookplate appears on an endpaper. Hendriks has noted that: 'The five plans with which this volume is illustrated are by him [Morant] and he has added many interesting M.S. notes - all the other illustrations, views have been inserted by me - Fred[eric]k Hendriks.' A statistician and collector, Hendriks' books were sold at Sotheby's on November 12, 1909 (Lot 407, to Thorp). Later passing into Gloucestershire County Library who sold the book in the late 1990s; remains of library bookplates on the front endpapers and two stamps on the preliminaries. Hendriks had the book rebound in attractive half red morocco over cloth allowing the book to swell to about double its usual size. Apart from several dozen eighteenth and nineteenth century engravings and numerous minor manuscript items, insertions of note include a watercolour by the author of a liturgical procession. Two ALS by Mackenzie Walcott, ALS by Arthur Ashpitel about architectural trades; R C Jenkins ALS about Lyminge, ALS about St Albans and Cliffe nr Rochester, with sketch. 2 original drawings, a corrected proof and 4pp letter from John Adey Repton about his work at Springfield Church near Chelmsford. George Gwilt, ALS; German engraving, c 1550 of St Christopher outside a Churchyard. ALS from Samuel Tymms re restoration of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Frederick Charles Husenbeth, ALS, 4pp, 1850 with detailed commentary and sketches re his contribution to the new Catholic Family . ALS from George Cornelius Gorham and further German woodcut A.D. 1540 of a Monk. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions for a fuller list and images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern Painters Five Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder. 1860-1869. Various editions. Near fine rebound in half brown leather with four raised bands, all edges gilt, with red and black spine labels, new endpapers, minor scuffing on the raised bands, numerous illustrations in volumes 3-5. Volume I is seventh edition 1867, volume II is fifth edition, 1869, volume III is second edition 1867, volume IV is second edition 1868, volume V is first edition 1860. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Clark & Tackaburys New Topographical Map of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from New and Accurate Surveys of each County, and the United States Trigonometrical Surveys of Long Island Sound

      Philadelphia: Clark & Tackabury, 1860. Copper-engraved wall map, with full original colour, expertly repaired, backed with new linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers, in very good condition. 53 x 68½ inches. A very fine wall map of the state of Connecticut, based on the latest surveys During the 1850s, Richard Clark published a large number of wall maps based on actual survey of Connecticut towns and counties. Many of those had been the work of the distinguished Philadelphia surveyor, G. H. Hopkins, who was responsible for this accomplished general map. Each township in the state is individually coloured, and many schools, churches, cemeteries, post offices, stores, mines, mills, factories, iron works, etc., are located throughout rural Connecticut. Nine inset maps give detailed plans of the cities of Middletown, Waterbury, Stamford, Norwalk, New London, Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwich, and New Haven. A table gives population statistics for Connecticut's eight counties, and for the major towns and cities in each county. Grist mills and sawmills are shown, as are railroads and common roads. The mapping of the Connecticut coastline is especially fine, giving depths for the entire stretch of Long Island Sound, and showing several islands lying off the coast. This map is the second edition, the first having been printed in 1859, and is an excellent detailed look at Connecticut on the eve of the Civil War. Not in Phillips' America. Rumsey 141; Thompson 181; Ristow, p.388 (ref).

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        Die Azoren in Ihrer Ausseren Erscheinung und nach Ihrer Geognostischen Natur Geschildert. [Description of the Azores]

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1860 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1860. First Edition. Large Octavo&Small Folio Atlas. viii, 350+[1]pp. Atlas with one map and nineteen other lithographed plates, many colored and folding. Handsome period style red gilt tooled half morocco with marbled boards. A very good set. Georg Hartung was a pioneer German geologist. His work "on the Azores contains illustrations of great scientific interest. Georg Hartung also met and corresponded with Charles Darwin and with Sir Charles Lyell, the pioneer of modern geology, from whom he received scientific samples. He visited the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and the spring of 1854" (Wikipedia)..

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        MORAL EMBLEMS WITH APHORISMS, ADAGES, AND PROVERBS, OF ALL AGES AND NATIONS

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First Edition with these Illustrations. Hardcover. 276 x 197 mm (10 7/8 x 7 3/4"). xvi, 239, [1] pp. Translated and edited, with additions, by Richard Pigot. First Edition with these Illustrations. FINE CONTEMPORARY GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers framed by multiple rules and wide, ornate dentelle, the whole enclosing a detailed Greek urn centerpiece, raised bands, spine densely gilt in compartments featuring many small botanical and floral tools, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With allegorical frontispiece featuring a portrait of Cats, 60 large tondo emblems, and 60 tailpieces by John Leighton and others after Adriaen van de Venne. Front flyleaf with ink presentation inscription, "Wilhelmina Colquhoun Jones / 1863 / with Charlotte Harriet Jones' / Love and best wishes" (see below). Spine darkened to an olive brown (as almost always with green morocco), just the faintest hint of wear to joints, occasional minor foxing or stains, but AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the very decorative contemporary binding bright and scarcely worn, and the text very fresh and showing no signs of use. This is a beautifully bound, attractively illustrated, and very well-preserved copy of an uncommon Victorian book featuring emblems produced by the Dutchman Jacob Cats and the Scotsman Robert Farley in the 17th century. Each entry, devoted to a particular virtue, opens with a Cats emblem and closes with one by Farley, with numerous quote from philosophers and poets of all eras appearing between the two. A statesman of considerable importance, Cats (1577-1660) has long been considered Holland's household poet, having written a large quantity of insightful and charming philosophical verse, including some of the most important works of emblematic literature produced in the Netherlands. Farley (or Farlie) is an obscure figure known best for his "Lychnocausia," published with 58 full-page emblems in London in 1638. Leighton's interpretations of the illustrations by van der Venne (1589-1662) retain the charm of the originals, which include engravings with allegorical pictures and epigrams, sometimes freighted with mystical profundity, but also winning scenes of life, full of the fascinating detail of costume, architecture, furnishings, recreations, social intercourse of several kinds, and all the other varied physical and interpersonal dimensions of living. Former owner Wilhelmina Colquhoun Jones (1841-1910) likely received this as a wedding gift for her 1863 marriage to Edward Talbot Day Jones, apparently from a relative--perhaps a sister--of her new husband. Whoever Charlotte Jones may have been, she was important enough to the couple that they named their first daughter, who grew up to be the historian Helen Charlotte Foxcroft, for her. The especially handsome binding here is unsigned but is exactly the kind of thing Hayday was producing during its best days. For more on Leighton (1822-1912), see next entry.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Birds of North America; the descriptions of species based chiefly on the collections in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1860. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). 100 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Original purple bead-grained cloth, the covers blocked in blind with an elaborate border, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into five compartments by triple fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second, third and fourth compartments, cream endpapers. An important American work of ornithology by two of the foremost American ornithologists of the 19th century, beautifully illustrated with colour plates. The chief virtue of this spectacular contribution to the literature of American ornithology is that it completes the work started by the first octavo edition of John James Audubon's Birds of America (1840- 1844) and continued by John Cassin's IIlustrations of the Birds of California, Texas [etc.] (([1853]-56). As Baird notes in the preface: "the first series [of Cassin's work], containing fifty species not given by Audubon, was completed in 1855, and has not been extended, having been superceded by the present work" (Preface, p.I, Atlas vol.). "The present work is part of the General Report on North American birds ... published in October, 1858, as one of the series of "Reports of Explorations and Surveys of a Railroad Route to the Pacific Ocean." In this volume, however, will be found many important additions and corrections, including detailed lists of plates, ... descriptions of newly-discovered species, &c, not in the original edition. The Atlas contains one hundred plates, representing one hundred and forty-eight new or unfigured species of North American birds. Of these plates about fifty appear for the first time, having been prepared expressly for this work. The remainder form the ornithological illustrations of the Reports of the Pacific Railroad Survey [1858], and of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey [1859] under Major Emory ... All have, however, been carefully retouched and lettered for this edition, and quite a number redrawn entirely from better and more characteristic specimens. In fact, the plates of the Atlas have been prepared for the present edition with the utmost care and attention" (Advertisement, vol.I). Bennet p.7; Meisel III, p.484; Sabin 2809.

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        The Mill on the Floss

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860 First edition, original publisher's cloth with gilt spines, covers stamped in blind, pale yellow endpapers, half titles present in each volume, 16pp publisher's catalogue at rear of volume III, Carter's first state lacking the advertisement leaf at the end of volume I. Some wear and fraying to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked and secure, 19th and 20th century former owner inscriptions to the front endpapers of each volume, some spotting and soiling to pages. Overall, a good set free of any repairs or restoration. House in a custom folding cloth box.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Mill on the Floss.

      1860 - 3 volumes, First edition, second state, original ripple-grained ochre cloth, decorative blind-stamped borders to the covers, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, top and fore edges uncut, Edinburgh, William Blackwood.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
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        The Mill on the Floss

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set of this highly sought after work from prolific author, and pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans,George Eliot. First edition. Sadleir 816a; Wolff 2060. With one page of the original publishers' catalogue to the rear of volume three, and two volumes featuring their original half titles. Like other novels by George Elliot, The Mill on the Floss articulates the tension between circumstances and the spiritual energies of individual characters struggling against those circumstances. The two main themes of the novel, growing up and falling in love, lend themselves to amusement, but it is stunted growth and frustrated love that are emphasised. Commentators have often focused on the constant rejection of Maggie's talents and mannerisms by her family and society. Even the cultural norms of her community deny her intellectual and spiritual growth, according to Elizabeth Ermarth, They are norms according to which she is an inferior, dependent creature who will never go far in anything, and which consequently are a denial of her full humanity. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers' cloth bindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with wear and loss to the extremities and spines. Chipping to the head and tail of spines. Light damp staining to the boards, and sunning to the spines, as well asone front board. Three joints are starting, and all hinges are tender. Internally, generally firmly bound, with instances of spotting, and handling marks. Tide marks to volume ones endpapers. Bookseller ink stamps to the front pastedown of two volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Mill on the Floss 3 Volumes

      London: William Blackwood and Sons. Very Good/No Jacket. 1860. First Edition. Hardback. 8vo These three volumes are bound in the original brown blindstamped cloth, with gilt titles anddecorations on spine, Volume 1 has a small ink stain on front board. All three volumes have a very faint, almost invisible, mark on the front board where a label has been removed - looks like a lending library label - may not be apparent in a photograph. Some very minor foxing. Vol. 1 - very fresh and clean endpapers, with some wear at inner hinge. Pages vi, 361. Corners a littleturned in.Top and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Vol. 2 - pages vi, 319 - otherwise as vol. 1. Vol. 3 - pages vi, last 2 uncut, 313, plus 16 page Blackwood catalogue. A very nice, clean and attractive set. .

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        El Ostracismo del General D. Bernardo O'Higgins. Escrito sobre documentos inéditos y noticias auténticas

      Imprenta El Mercurio 1860 - Medio cuero en muy buen estado. Interior del libro con una mancha café en las primeras páginas, en general buen estado. El libro esta completo con 494 páginas. El Apéndice esta incompleto, este va de la 495 hasta la 566 faltando 6 o 7 páginas del último apéndice, según se observa en el ejemplar de la Biblioteca Nacional que cuenta con 575 páginas. Indice manuscrito. Se señala que es el Tomo I pero no existe registro que de cuenta de un segundo tomo. Libro muy escaso, no ofrecido en ninguna librería, al menos en internet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mill On The Floss

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1860. First Edition. Three octavo volumes; publisher's orange-brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on spines; [x],359; [viii],319; [viii],313pp. 16pp of publisher's ads at end of volume III; Carter's first state of volume I, without the inserted ad leaf. Cream yellow endpapers, with binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown of volume I. First volume expertly restored at spine ends, else a clean, original and well-preserved set. Early ownership signature ("Evelyn Maud Challis") to each volume; scattered foxing to texts; Very Good.

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        THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

      1860. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. 16 pp Vol III undated ads. Original blind-stamped cinnamon-brown cloth. First Edition. This is the sad tale of Maggie Tulliver, from the Dorlcote Mill on the Floss River -- a novel noteworthy more for its accurate depiction of rural characters than for its rather drastic solution to an intricate plot. The novel also helped to break new ground in what was "acceptable" fare for reading: on a boating trip Maggie is "innocently but irremediably compromised" by her cousin's fiancé -- a fate to be shared by Thomas Hardy's TESS over thirty years later. ~This copy does not have the preliminary ad leaf in Vol I; according to Carter this is the first state, as the leaf was inserted in later copies to be issued. The volumes are in Carter's binding 'B', with the Edmonds & Remnants binder's ticket (the 'A' binding, identical except for the spine gilt, typically was by "Burn & Co."); Carter "hypothesizes" that 'B' might have followed 'A', but leaves it open to question. Also, this copy's Vol III ads cite the "Seventh Edition" of ADAM BEDE, while some copies have ads citing the "Eighth Edition."~This is a near-fine set, with scarcely any external wear or soil (just a touch of wrinkling of the cloth on Vol III); as usual there is some cracking of the delicate original endpapers at the hinges. The volumes are tight, there is no foxing on the leaves, and the gilt on the spines remains bright. The first edition of THE MILL ON THE FLOSS is not all that scarce, but it is becoming quite difficult to obtain in this condition. Baker & Ross A5.1.a(1); Sadleir 816a; Wolff 2060; Carter BV pp 110-1 (& plate VIII). Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with three inner chemises.

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        The Mill on the Floss

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in original cinnamon cloth, blindstamped. Light bumping to a few corners, spines darkened, endpapers rubbed, but a very attractive copy otherwise; binding quite tight. Without the ad leaf at the rear of vol I, and with the final blank z6. 16 page publisher's catalog at the rear of vol III, uncut. Occasional finger soiling, slight wear to margins, and scattered foxing, heavier in a few spots. Binder's ticket at the rear of volume I. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042190. .

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        BASTIAN DER FAULPELZ

      1860. 1. [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. BASTIAN DER FAULPELZ. Eine Bildergeschichte fur kinder verzeichnet und gereimt von dem Versasser des "Struwwelpeter" Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Frankfurt a/M (am Main. Litterarische Anstalt (Rutten und Loning), circa 1860 (date on gravestone in back of book 1854). 4to, hand colored pictorial boards, some wear to spine paper, generally VG+. 24 leaves printed on rectos only. The story tells of a naughty boy who won't go to school and what happens to him in the end. Each page has a fine hand-colored illustration. Early and rare Struwwelpeter type book. Rhule 456, possibly 2nd ed.?

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER Or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures

      Imprint & edition unknown, circa 1860.. Circa 1860, imprint and edition would have been on original covers which are missing. Rebound long ago in plain mauve cloth, page size 255 x 188 mm, 10" x 7¼". 24 pp of hand coloured illustrations, all but Shock-Headed Peter reproduce the familiar post 1858 designs still used until recently. Shock-Headed Peter himself has a huge mass of long straight hair down to his ankles and he has a heavy fringe to his forehead. Original covers lacking, cloth discoloured and soiled, slightly frayed at head and tail of spine and corners. Margins lightly soiled and lightly thumbed throughout, some light foxing, tiny chips to lower corners, many short closed margin tears, one 70 mm (2¾") closed tear affecting blank area only and a few at lower inner edge neatly mended on verso with archival tape, 2 old paper mends on verso, few ink spots to 1 blank page, pale brown staining to 1 illustration and facing blank (pressed flowers). A good copy of a very scarce item printed on thin poor quality paper. The illustration of Peter is very close to a second design made by Hoffmann in 1858 (see Hurlimann, Three Centuries, plate VI lower right, facing page 55 and see Bilderwelt p.238), which was used by Trim in Pierre l'Ebouriffé. This version is not recorded in an English edition. Ours seems very early for the little cross and soup tureen in The Story of Augustus are printed as in the German version: ‘Kaspar’ and ‘Suppe’ whereas later versions say: ‘Augustus’ and ‘Soup’. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les oeuvres et les hommes : Les philosophes et les écrivains religieux. - Les historiens politiques et littéraires

      PARIS , AMYOT 1860 - Paris - Amyot, _1860 - 1861, 2 volumes (12x18cm) pour chacun. Très bon état. Reliure demi basane noir, plats marbrés, dos à quatre nerfs, titres encadrés d’un filet d’or et numéros de même, les trois autres inter-nerfs ferronés. Intérieur propre, pas de rousseur. Le premier volume (1860) est consacré aux Philosophes et aux Ecrivains religieux, le second (1861) aux Historiens politiques et littéraires. Beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: John Murray, 1860., 1860. SECOND EDITION. 8vo., pp. (ix) + 502 but without terminal ads. With folding diagram. Publisher's bottle green embossed cloth; bumped to extremities and darkened to the spine, gilt dulled and with one inch cosmetic split to front board hinge. Some fraying to spine ends. Binding a trifle battered, nevertheless strong and solid, shows quite well. Glazed brown endpapers, cosmetic cracking to inner hinges, nevertheless solid. Ink ownership to title page. Internally clean, very light and very occasional spotting. A copy that shows its years without having significantly succumbed to them. Freeman [376]

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1860. Very Good. Whitehouse, Edward Orange Wildman. A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. Westminster [London,] April 15, 1860 or 1861[year illegible]. 2- pp. 205 x 129 mm. Remains of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark. Whitehouse was the engineer appointed by Cyrus Field to supervise the design and manufacture of the first Atlantic cable, which ceased to function a few weeks after its installation in 1858. Whitehouse's letter to Clark is largely illegible, but the phrases "joint testimony" and "the line during its manufacture at Chelsea" suggest that Whitehouse is referring to the hearings conducted by the joint committee appointed by the British government to investigate the causes of the cable's failure. In those hearings, blame for the cable's failure was laid largely at the feet of Whitehouse. Origins of Cyberspace 214.

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        The Quarterly Review Vol 108

      London: John Murray. 1860. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Half Morocco. Very Good. 614 pp., Contemporary green straight grained half morroco with fawn coloured marbled boards. Contains Wilberforce's review of 'Origin of Species'. Binding rubbed particularly at head and foot of spine. Some foxing to first couple of pages, good and clean otherwise. 102b

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        Poems. Illustrated by T. Creswick, J.E. Millais, W. Mulready, D. Maclise, Clarkson Stanfield, J.C. Horsley, &c

      London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1860. . 8vo, (xvi), 375, (1) pp. Frontispiece and vignette engravings in the text, a few spots. Inscribed on the title page from the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron to James Campbell (possibly the Liverpudlian painter), with a later inscription from a Miss Campbell to the front blank. Attractive marbled endpapers, bookplate of Sir Harry Lloyd-Verney, later private secretary to Queen Mary. Contemporary gilt decorated calf, a.e.g., recently rebacked retaining the original backstrip. A nice association copy; Cameron moved to Dimbola Lodge, next door to Tennyson, in 1860, and famously photographed the poet as well as illustrating his verse.

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        The Complete Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London. Natalli and Bond. 1860. Lavishly bound in 3/4 straight grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled fleural motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Top edges gilded.Marbled endsheets. 4to. The Second Edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous full page plate India Proof engravings, drawings en texte and page decorations. The mildest of usual wear to covers. Mild sporadic foxing throughout. Repair to half-title of Vol. 1 at Gutter. A handsomely presented Near Fine, crisp clean set.

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        THE BADDINGTON PEERAGE: WHO WON, AND WHO WORE IT. A STORY OF THE BEST AND THE WORST OF SOCIETY

      London: Charles J. Skeet, 1860.. Three volumes. Original plum cloth, decorated in blind, stamped in gilt. Some sunning and light spotting to the spines, pencil erasures from rear pastedown of third volume, otherwise a very good, bright, tight set. First edition. In his autobiography, Sala commented on the genesis and limited success of this novel: "... Henry Vizetelly told me that he would give me as much work as ever I could undertake on the ILLUSTRATED TIMES; and encouraged me to write in that paper a novel called 'The Baddington Peerage.' Of course, James Hannay at once dubbed it 'The Paddington Beerage.' It was subsequently published in three-volume form; and I candidly confessed in the preface that it was about the worst novel ever perpetrated; and re-reading it at Brighton more than thirty years afterwards, I saw no reason to alter my original opinion. There was no plot to speak of in 'The Baddington Peerage;'although the incidents comprised at least one murder, a duel à mort, an incendiary fire and a suicide. There was no character worth mentioning beyond a felonious medical student and a wicked duchess. This lamentable romance nevertheless obtained one distinctly favourable review in the ATHENAEUM; and I subsequently learned that the reviewer was Miss Geraldine Jewsbury, the intimate friend of Mrs Carlyle." Not in Sadleir. WOLFF 6093. NCBEL III:963.

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        Die deutsche Kunst vom VI. bis XVIII. Jahrhundert. Eine bildliche Darstellung der Entwicklung deutscher Architectur, Bildnerei und Malerei. Herausgeber Ernst Förster

      Berlin, Jolowicz um 1860. 36 cm. Titel, Tafelverzeichnis, 140 Stahlstichtafeln (davon 4 doppelseitig und gefaltet) von Poppel, Fritzsch, Walde usw., in Mappe gelegt - Thieme / Becker XII, 136 (vgl.) - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten der Kirchen, Dome und Münster von: Aachen, Altenstadt (Oberbayern) St. Michael, Bamberg (3), Bonn, Erfurt, Essen, Freiburg, Fulda Michaelskirche, Gelnhausen Marienkirche, Gernrode St. Cyriakus, Halberstadt Dom, Halberstadt Liebfrauenkirche, Hildesheim St. Michael, Köln Dom (5), Köln St. Gereon, Köln St. Maria im Kapitol, Landsberg Schloßkapelle, Limburg, Magdeburg, Mainz, Marburg St. Elisabeth, Maria Laach, Maurmünster (Marmoutier) Klosterkirche, München Frauenkirche, Naumburg (2), Neuss, Regensburg Dom, Regensburg St. Jakob, Schwarzrheinburg St. Clemens, Speyer, Straßburg (2), Trier Dom, Trier Liebfrauenkirche, Ulm, Wien Stephansdom, Worms; außerdem: Blaubeuren Hochaltar, Frankfurt Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Freiberg Goldene Pforte im Dom (3), Gelnhausen Kaiserpfalz, Heidelberg Schloß (2), Lübeck Holstentor, Marienburg Schloß, München Ruhmeshalle, Naumburg Stifterfiguren (2), Nürnberg Schöne Brunnen, Prag Karl IV. Denkmal, Ravenna Grabmal des Theoderich, Straubing Grabmal der Agnes Bernauer, Wechselburg Hochaltar, "Victoria" von Christian Daniel Rauch, etc. Tafeln am Rand stellenweise stockfleckig, 10 Tafeln stärker fleckig -

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        SCHUMANN'S FAUST : D. v L. : Scenen aus Göthe's Faust fur Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester. (Scenes from Göethe's Faust) Klavierauszug mit text von Waldemor Bargiel; ohne Text von Theodor Kirchner; zu 4 Handen von August Horn; Orchester Partitur revidirt von Waldemor Bargiel

      Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1860 (no date). First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. CG Roder. Robert Schumann was born Jun 8, 1810 & died Jul 29, 1856. Well-bound buckram hardcover burgundy book containing decorated title page (see photo) with credits for Woldemar Bargiel (1828-97), Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903) & August Horn (1825-93). Below their credits reads: "Eigenthum des Verlegers" ("Property of the Publishers") with no mention of the "ausgabe" (edition). A stamp for Meijroos & Kalshoven of Arnhem appears below that, suggesting they played some part in the book's production, use or ownership - this stamp does not appear in other contemporary (or later) Peters' publications. There contents page is headed INHALT, printed in a distinct font from later versions published by Peters, and with a distinct layout and set of demarkations; also there is no separate inclusion here for the part later named "Jene Rosen", the material of which is included instead in the previous movement. Moreover, the numbering system in this book runs 1-6 for Acts (Abtheilung) 1 & 2, then for Act 3 there are listed 1-7 movements with "Anhang Schlussors" included here as a separate piece at the end - solid evidence that this edition predates all known others because they list Act 3 as including "Jene Rosen" plus "Schlusschor" in as 9 movements in total. The contents page here is followed by 176 finely printed pages of the oratorio's piano-vocal musical score. All pages have the number 4362 printed towards bottom. There exist print styling and also discernible text variations here from the (later) issued version which the modernly published form of the oratorio was taken from. Some of these variations will be of key significance to classical music scholars & will highlight the changes that Bargiel and Brahms famously made to the score after Schumann had died, some 7 years after its first trial performance in 1849 (when it is said there were 7 parts to Act 3, as is found here). There are many noted differences in the actual music score itself, in terms of the notations & sequences of notes shown, so it was Bargiel's later revision which became the standard oratorio we know today, with some sections of the music by then having been altered or moved. As mentioned, comparing the detailed content of this book to the modern published form of Schumann's Faust, some of the notes and notation forms are markedly different - this is therefore asserted as a very early, possibly lost version of Robert Schumann's Faust. There are also variations in the word text, with occasional extra words in the lyrics & changes in the style of German language used, having been written before the formal introduction of the Eszett in German in 1879. Even though the first performance of this work was in Germany in 1849, Schumann only "finished" (his part in) composing it in the original, first complete form (as on offer here) 4 years later in 1853. This book is bound in fine, angle-lined burgundy buckram cloth with gilt titles thus to fore cover: "SCHUMANN." then "FAUST." (also appears on spine, sun-faded with slight wear at top and base) then "D.v L." The elusive last gilt initials are considered to have been an occultic device used to denote the composition's devilish subject matter - whilst the device may represent the initials of an unknown patron or may be an abbreviation of some sort, this is hard to establish. As this "D. v L." device does not appear on other copies (or even on other books), it further serves to support this as being the first print, an early copy not sold in the open marketplace. Some entries found upon the contents page here are at variance with the modern conventional titles for the movements in the composition (see photo), and the notes are subtly different in places too, both confirming this as the earliest version of the work that was later revised by Bargiel; some of the fundamental differences from Bargiel's later revision of the work are also discussed below. The modern published (later) version of this operatic oratorio is also credited as having been edited and arranged by Bargiel, so it should be no different from this book's version, on which he also worked, and yet it is different. While many sections of the score in this book are also identical to the modern published version, although the layout is entirely different, the large number of musical variations that do appear in this book confirm that it was printed whilst the work was still in progress, when the arrangement and overall composition were still being finalised or completed, as we know they were by Bargiel over many years - his late version, the standard, was published circa 1880. This book was therefore produced in the years between 1855 and 1867, when Edition Peters was founded, after which Bargiel's late 1880 revision was generally released for sale (being then erroneously called the first edition generally) and the Eszett was introduced into the text. Credit also appears (stamped on the bottom of title page) here for "Meijroos & Kalshoven of Arnhem", who were Dutch musical directors, although their involvement is not otherwise explained. This rare collectable is possibly the only copy available today of Schumann's most popular work, being a masterpiece in its earliest form. It is well-known that Leipzig was heavily bombed during WWII, so possibly the few extant German copies of this earliest edition were then destroyed. Schumann had worked extensively with both Bargiel and Kirchner over many years. Kirchner lived in Leipzig in various phases of his life, and he had worked on the transcription of all of Robert Schumann's works and compositions. Bargiel lived in Leipzig until 1850, but was largely responsible (along with Brahms) for posthumously editing Schumann's work in the decades after the composer died in 1856, having only completed "Scenes From Goethe's Faust" in 1853. Schumann had explained the weight of the task in an 1845 letter to Mendelssohn: "A composer would not only be judged by his treatment of one of the seminal and most-widely acclaimed works in German literature, but would also be setting himself up to be compared to Mozart." Despite Schumann's expressed reservations about the work, it has been labeled his "magnum opus." Schumann then descended into delusional madness, as a result of syphilis, and he died in 1856. Carl GS Böhme (1785?1855) acquired the Leipzig publishing firm CF Peters in 1852, and Julius Friedländer (1827?1885) then bought it in 1860. In the same year, the invention and implementation of a rotary press for printing music made CF Peters one of the leading music publishing houses. The illustrator, "Lith Anst CG Roder", was the first to adopt lithographic printing to music in 1863. This marvellous book is asserted as the truest first edition (and first printed form, later altered) of Robert Schumann's famous operatic oratorio "Scenen aus Göthe's Faust", as it is correctly called here. It is thought this copy was originally owned in Holland (because of the stamp), then found its way to Britain where it was more recently acquired. The book clearly represents a key piece of musical history, providing clues also to 19th Century German cultural and art history, being also a missing version of the now world famous operatic masterpiece, while also being a rare and enigmatic book which seems to defy any precedent. Other 4362 sheets which are on the market appear to have been printed later, stating "Neues Ausgabe" (New Edition). This rare piano-vocal score is a unique record of Schumann's last and most famous work. 178 pp.

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        COMMERCIAL & GENERAL MELBOURNE DIRECTORY.1860 4th year of publication

      Melbourne Australia: Sands, Kenny & Co, 1860. Orig cloth hardback, gilt title fr.cvr./spine. Pp.3 (adverts.)+ 407 + 2 (adverts) + 51 (adverts). First/last adverts paste downs. Contents: Almanac/Calendar + Directories :- North,East,West Melb. * Carlton,Fitzroy,Richmond. * East Collingwood,South Yarra, Prahran, St.Kilda, Emerald Hill, Sandridge, Williamstown &c. Streets - Suburban alphabetical. *Trade & professional incl Banks. *Societies & institutions incl Govt.. *Religious, legal, postal. *Miscellaneous - Tariffs, newspapers etc. Condition - Covers handling marks, stains, ink writing spine/cvr. sml tear spine.Bump cnrs., no major damage - fair. Text: Usage marks (fingers,ink) name previous owner (ink) 3 pp. Pp171-202 need restitch. Some later pages t/r cnrs turned. Despite faults, text remarkably clean, complete. Text VG. Covers fair. Rarely offered.

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        'Curry & Rice,' On Forty Plates; Or, The Ingredients Of Social Life At 'Our Station' In India

      London: Day & Son, [c1860?]., 1860. folio. [ff. 44]. 40 tinted lithographed plates (incl. additional title). original blind & gilt-stamped decorative cloth, all edges gilt, rebacked with spine mouned. Third Edition. cfAbbey, Travel, 487.. Hardcover.

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        One of the Most Momentous Documents in American History: From the South Carolina Secession Convention Floor, the Original Call For a Southern Confederacy

      In the Presidential election on November 8, 1860, though receiving less than a majority of the total popular vote, Abraham Lincoln won enough electoral votes to win. Two days later, the South Carolina General Assembly called for a "Convention of the People of South Carolina" to draw up an Ordinance of Secession. It also elected Francis Pickens as Governor. In his inaugural address on December 17, 1860, he made clear that the state's path was separation. On the same day as Pickens' address, the Convention convened at the capitol, Columbia, and chose David F. Jamison president of their body. Benjamin F. Arthur was elected Clerk, meaning that his signature would attest to the official copies of the Convention's ordinances and resolutions, including the Ordinance of Secession. Following this came intelligence that smallpox was raging as an epidemic in Columbia, and by the first train the next morning, the delegates and new Governor all went to Charleston. & & The Convention proceeded to business on the 18th by appointing several committees to consider various subjects, such as the nature of relations with the people of the other slaveholding states. A committee was also chosen to draft the secession document. It reported back the following proposed Ordinance: "We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain‹ the Union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved." & & It was noon on December 20, 1860 when the Ordinance of Secession was submitted for consideration, and by 12:45 the Convention had adopted it on a roll call vote of 169-0. The cry at once went forth, "The Union is dissolved!" The members of the Convention proceeded to sign the Ordinance in the presence of Governor Pickens, the members of the Legislature, and other dignitaries, and it was attested to by Arthur. Then Convention President Jamison exhibited the instrument to the people, read it, and said: "The Ordinance of Secession has been signed and ratified, and I proclaim the State of South Carolina an independent commonwealth." & & During the next days, the Convention passed laws and resolutions a new nation would require. Then it turned to a matter perhaps more vital than any. All realized that South Carolina could not realistically go it alone but needed to be joined by other slave-holding states in a larger confederacy. These states were by no means all as ready as South Carolina to secede, and their people needed to be convinced both that secession was justified, and that they should follow suit. Therefore, on December 24, 1860, the same day Gov. Pickens made a speech proclaiming sovereignty for South Carolina, the Convention addressed the first need and adopted a "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which...Justify the Secession of South Carolina." & & The Convention immediately followed with an address "To the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States," urging their secession, and ending with a clarion call for establishment of a Southern Confederacy. "United together, and we must be a great, free and prosperous people, whose renown must spread throughout the civilized world, and pass down, we trust, to the remotest ages. We ask you to join us in forming a confederacy of Slaveholding States." Thus, the three documents that constituted the foundation of secession were in place: the Ordinance of Secession, the Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which...Justify the Secession, and the Address...to the People of the Slaveholding States (which culminated in a call for a Southern Confederacy). & & The time had now come to communicate these documents officially to the other slave-holding states, with the hope and expectation that they would act on them. The Journal of the Convention of the People of South Carolina reports that on December 25, the Convention resolved to direct Governor Pickens to transmit the three momentous papers to the slave state governors for them to provide to their legislatures or conventions. The Resolution was the birth certificate of the Confederacy, as it marked the official out-reach of the South Carolina Convention to the other slave states, and dispatched the first official call for a Southern Confederacy (the call that in fact resulted in formation of the Confederate States of America within just a few months). The text of the Resolution was written out and signed by B.F. Arthur in his capacity as Clerk, with his notation that it was adopted in Convention on December 25, 1860. Because this Resolution was in effect an order to Gov. Pickens directing him to act, the original in Arthur's hand was sent to the Governor, whose private secretary, B.T. Watts, docketed it on the verso "Resolution of the Convention". & & This is the original of that very document - the Resolution of the Secession Convention instructing Governor Pickens to inform the other slave-holding states of its secession and to call on them to form a Southern Confederacy, Charleston, December 25, 1860, written out and certified by the Convention clerk, B.F. Arthur. & & "That copies of the 'Ordinance of Secession' adopted by the Convention; and the 'Declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union'; and of the 'Address of the People of South Carolina assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding states of the United States', be transmitted by the Governor of this State to the Governors of the slaveholding States for the information of their respective legislatures or conventions..." & & The goal of this document was achieved. By February 1, 1861, the secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states - Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. On February 4, 1861, just 41 days after this call was issued, delegates from the seceded states met in Montgomery, Alabama to form the Confederate States of America. Four more states - Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina - eventually seceded and joined the new government. The Civil War was imminent.

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        Kun-yü Ch'üan-t'u

      Korea, Seoul, ca 1860. Fine wood-engraved twelve-sheet map, with vertical sections joined to form six sheets, 6' 11/4" x 11' 6" overall. FINE SINO-CENTRIC MAP SHOWING CHINA AS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE "Flemish scientist Ferdinand Verbiest joined the Jesuit order in 1641; he traveled to Macao in 1659, where he studied Chinese and Confucian classics and took his final religious vows. He was a polymath best known for this Chinese world map, a revised Chinese calendar, and astronomical works in Chinese and Latin. Notwithstanding his status as a foreigner he developed an unusually close relationship with the Kangxi emperor, who conferred mandarin rank on Verbiest and granted him an official funeral. For the emperor, cartography was a significant expression of his control over the regions under imperial domain. Verbiest's world map drew from contemporary Dutch maps and Chinese sources, but it presented the world in a format appropriate to a Chinese audience. Counter to Western mapmaking traditions that focused on Europe, the Kunyu quantu deferred to local conventions by placing China at the symbolic center, surrounded by countries that could be construed as tributary states" (Getty Museum online). In 1647 Ferdinand Verbiest produced one of the largest double hemisphere maps of the world to date. It was made for the second Qing Emperor of China, K'ang-hsi (1662-1722) and was part of a larger geographical work called K'un-yü t'u-shuo [Illustrated Discussion of the Geography of the World]. Approximately eight copies survive of the original map. Verbiest's unique map was primarily made for Chinese use and designed to open China's eyes to the rest of the world. It incorporates Chinese text with European cartographic knowledge of the globe at that time. In keeping with Chinese tastes and their belief that Peking was the cultural and political center of the world, China is placed at the center of the map with the rest of the world flanking it. The map is drawn using Mercator's projection. Descriptive cartouches explain geographic details and peculiarities of countries and oceans, as well as describing natural phenomena such as eclipses and earthquakes. Columbus' discovery of America is also discussed. The likely source for Verbiest's map was Joan Blaeu's monumental world map of 1648, Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula. Although the delineation of China differs, the maps are similar in size and a comparison and a concordance of geographical names shows clearly the relationship between the two maps. In total twenty-three different animals, believed to be unknown or little-known in China, decorate the margins. The illustrations were derived from Konrad Gessner's Historia animalium (1551) and this part of the map became most influential - the illustrations and their descriptions were copied into the imperial encyclopedia T'u-shu chi-ch'eng of 1723 and the transliterated names included in Chinese and Manchu dictionaries.. No Binding. Very Good. Book.

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        Correspondance de Théodore Poullain, Secrétaire du Commandant à bord de la Corvette Le Primanguet, à ses parents.

      Sans lieu, ni date (années 1860). - 1 volume, 30 pages lithographiées, s.l., s.d. (vers 1860), reliure moderne plein cuir bleu, couvertures imprimées conservées mais salies et défraîchies, très bon état intérieur, écriture manuscrite très lisible. Volume in folio contenant nombre de lettres adressées à ses parents par l'Officier de Marine Poullain. Celui-ci est en partance pour la Campagne de Chine et naviguera entre la Chine et l'Indochine, sur les Mers du Sud. Ces lettres datent du 30 décembre 1857 jusqu'au 18 décembre 1859. Le jeune officier, victime de dysenterie, mourra le 2 janvier 1860. Lettres écrites du Cap de Bonne Espérance, de Singapour, de Macao, de Hong Kong, de Shanghai, de Touranne, de Saïgon.

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        SELECTED LIBRARY OF MODERN SCIENCE [17 VOLS]: MONEY AND EXCHANGE +++RESPONSIBILITY IN MENTAL DISEASE [COVER SPOTTED]+++LIFE AND LETTERS [VOL I & II] +++THE FEMALE OFFENDER+++A HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE WITH THEOLOGY [VOL I & II] +++RECENT. [Bx]

      New York/ London/: D. Appleton. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Westminster Authorized edition, Limited 508/1000 . Publisher's brown cloth, top edge gilt. Illustrated with various b/w plates. Contents clean and unmarked, 300 pp per volume. Indexes. Complete in 15 volumes along with two additional Huxley Volumes: W. Stanley Jevons-Money and Exchange +++Henry Maudsley-Responsibility in Mental Disease [cover spotted]+++Thomas H Huxley-Life and Letters [Vol I&II] +++Cesare Lombroso/ Guglielmo Ferrero- The Female Offender+++Andrew Dickson White-A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology [Vol I & II] +++David A Wells- Recent Economic Changes+++William Dwight Whitney- Life and Growth of Language+++Edward B Tylor-Anthopology++Joseph LeConte-Evolution, It's Nature, It's Evidences...+++John William Draper-History of the Conflict between religion and Science+++Enrico Ferri-Criminal Sociology+++C A Young-The Sun+++Oscar Schmidt-The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism+++F V N Painter-A History of Education+++John Trowbridge-What is Electricity+++. Life and Letters of Huxley are volumes associated with this set but not a part of it. .

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        NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858. VOLUMES I & II

      London.: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts., 1860. ...TWO VOLUME SET... Vol. I:... [xx, 494, 2pp]... Vol. II:... [xvi, 472, 3pp]... Rebacked with original stamped burgundy boards, original spine with gilt lettering laid down... ILLUSTRATED WITH 11 MAPS (THREE FOLDING), CHROMOXYLOGRAPHS, AND WOODCUTS, ALL COLLATED... "During this exploration, Mr. Hind lived almost constantly among the Crees and Chippeways, whose habits and peculiarities he was most eager to study, and prompt to record. Everything in their life had not only the charm of novelty to him, but as a man of science, he was anxious to observe all the facts which may prove steppingstones in tracing their origin and their history."- SABIN 31934... Hind's duties in connection with the expedition as its Geologist and Naturalist was to examine the lines and state of the communication thence to Fort Garry, comprising a description of the main geological features of the country and whatever pertained to its natural history... Ex-library... . Hard Cover.. Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A CURIOUS DANCE ROUND A CURIOUS TREE

      1860. [London: St. Luke's Hospital, 1860.] Original pale pink wrappers. First Edition, second and usual issue (with the final paragraph reset in bold type, and with a slight variation in the front cover border design).~Dickens describes the wretched conditions inside St. Luke's Hospital ("established in 1751, for the treatment and care of lunatics"), and in particular the "very sad and touching spectacle" of the annual Christmas Ball there (dancing around the Christmas tree). He actually wrote the original piece in 1852, at which time it appeared in "Household Words." It is here published in book form for the first time, eight years later, when Dickens gave permission for the hospital to use it as a fundraising appeal. The hospital added two items to update the piece: an article about the 1860 Ball from the "Times," plus a brief article "Contrast be­tween 1852 and 1860," in which the hospital asserts that many of the deficiencies cited by Dickens have since been addressed. The initial appeal may not have been too successful, which would explain why the final (appealing) paragraph was set in bold type in this the second and usual issue.~This is a very good-plus copy of this fragile piece: as usual the pink is rather faded, and the wrappers have a general dustiness (but there is very little actual edge-wear). As with most if not all copies, there is a vertical crease -- since for the fundraising appeal they were folded into narrow envelopes. Gimbel B216 (second copy); Carr B465.

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        Corrida de Toros

      Madrid: Boronat & Satorre, ca. 1860. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in modern brown cloth, color Xerox of title page mounted on front cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Oblong folio, 29 x 36 cm. Chromolithograph title page, plus 14 chromolithographed plates after paintings by D. Perea. A series of plates depicting in chronological order the ritual of the bullfight, from the capture of the bulls [Encierro de Los Toros] to their demise and removal from the bull ring by mules [Las Mullilas Sacando al Toro]. Captions in Spanish, French and English, produced at the approximate time Manet painted his bull fight scenes. A rare piece of Tauromacy, not located in OCLC, which however does list maps printed by this publisher.

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        Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria, from January to December, 1859, Inclusive. Vol. IV

      Melbourne: Mason and Firth. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Some horizontal tears across the spine cloth near the ends of the spine, otherwise near fine. Spine faded. Moderate fading to boards. Endpapers very clean. No signatures. Detmold bookbinder's ticket on front endpaper. Some spots of foxing to page edges. No splitting to joints or hinges. A nice copy.; viii, 210, lxxxvi, [2], iv, 79, [1], 14, 13 pages + plates (including folding). Original blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 136mm. Pale yellow endpapers. Proceedings and Appendices etc. bound in at the rear. Of particular note in this volume is the article "Notes of a recent personal visit to the unoccupied Northern District of Queensland" by William Lockhart Morton. This article is on pages 188-199, and includes 1 folding map. "The blacks do not seem numerous. We sometimes saw their fresh footprints, but themselves only once. Every night we went to sleep as securely as if we had been at home. We kept no watch and were never disturbed." - page 198. ; 8vo .

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        Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria

      Melbourne - Mason and Firth, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume IV of the records of the meetings, proceedings and observations of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria, Australia. The Philosophical Institute of Victoria combined with the The Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science to form the Royal Society of Victoria, the oldest learned society in the state. With many coloured and folding plates throughout. Bound by W. Detmold (binder's label to rear pastedown)Condition: Inabrown cloth binding. Externally sound, though with wear to the extremities and some rubbing. Internally, binding very tender with some pages working loose. Pages have some spotting and marginal browning. Overall: FAIR due to loose binding..

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        [WORKS] including Poems, Idylls Of The King, The Princess, Enoch Arden, The Holy Grail, In Memoriam, Maud, Queen Mary, Harold, Becket, The Cup, Promise Of May, Locksley Hall, Tiresias And Other Poems, Gareth & Lynette, Ballads And Other Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, 1860's-1880's. Minor rubbing but nicely presentable and sound. Mixed editions. Six volumes published by Moxon, two by Macmillen, one by Kiong, one by Strahan Together ten volumes uniformly bound in green pebbled morocco, a.e.g. the spines with gilt titles, double gilt rules around the bands, gilt fleurons in the panels. the covers with double rule frames and title with fleuron With a Wingfield bookplate and some with the bookseller's ticket: J.O. Sandford Booksellers Shrewsbury. A nicely printed and charming little set

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        THE RAIL CANDIDATE

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1860.. Lithograph, 13 1/2 x 18 inches. Moderate age-toning, foxing, and soiling. Moderate browning in margins. Small closed tears and chips in margins, one moderate-size closed tear in left margin. A fair copy. A lithograph political cartoon published by Currier & Ives commenting upon the anti- slavery plank of the 1860 Republican platform. Abraham Lincoln is shown being carried uncomfortably in the middle of a split wooden rail, an allusion to both the platform and to Lincoln's backwood's origins. Supporting the left end of the rail is a black man in simple working clothes who states, "Dis Nigger strong and willin' but its awful hard work to carry Old Massa Abe on nothing but dis ere rail!!" Holding the right end of the rail is well-dressed newspaper editor and strong Lincoln supporter Horace Greeley (identified by a copy of his NEW YORK TRIBUNE in his coat pocket). Greeley tells Lincoln, "We can prove that you have split rails & that will ensure your election to the Presidency." Lincoln replies, "It is true I have split rails, but I begin to feel as if this rail would split me, it's the hardest stick I ever straddled." A finely drawn and insightful political cartoon from the 1860 election. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS, 1860-31. WEITENKAMPF, POLITICAL CARICATURE IN THE UNITED STATES, p.123. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 5478.

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        The Professor at the Breakfast Table

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1860. The Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Tipped in handwritten and signed letter. First Printing in original dark brown cloth. Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1860. Letter tipped on the second free endpaper. Signed and dated Jan 1st, 1866. Binding is in near fine condition, slight wear at the top of the spine. Contents clean, darkened spot on front free endpaper, slight cracking to rear endpaper, else a wonderful copy. 410 pages. Protected in Mylar. Inventory #12-098.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        NOTES On NURSING: What It Is, and What It Is Not

      New York:: D. Appleton and Company, 443 & 445 Broadway.. 1860.. 12mo. 7-7/8" x 5". 1st US edition (Bishop & Goldie, p. 15 [not noting this additional Appleton address]; Cordasco 60-1308; 100 Famous Medical Books, 71). 140, [4] pp. Adverts last 4 pages [listing Appleton's '346 & 348 Broadway' address].. Original publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Yellow eps.. Slight lean. Modern ink poi to p. 64. Withal, a quite respectable. VG - VG+ copy.. What else need be said... it's the book that established Nursing as a profession and, if I may be so bold, should have been included in PMM.

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

      Harrison, 1860-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher's brown speckled cloth. Clean, unmarked pages. Partial crack down spine edge. Garrison Morton 1612. ABPC 1975

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        PIJROSCAPHES EN FER À HELICE MOHAMMED SAID, MARIE DE BRABANT ET COMTE DE HAINAUT. Construits dans les etablissements royaux de Paul van Vlissingen & Dudok van Heel à Amsterdam pour compte de la Societe de Bateaux a Vapeur entre la Belgique et le Levant.

      - (No pl., 1860). Tinted lithographed plate after J.C. Greive by R. de Vries Jr. Ca. 52,5 x 64 (incl. margin).* Fine plate depicting Belgian steam-sailing-vessels.

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

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

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        Notes of lectures on ?physiology,? given at Univ. College . . . session 1859-60

      London, 1859-1860. Sharpey, William (1802-80). Notes of lectures on ?physiology,? given at Univ. College . . . session 1859-60. Manuscript notes and drawings in the hand of a student, Thomas F. H. Green. 4 unnumbered leaves, 361 numbered pages, approximately 100 blank pages at the end. [London,] 1859-60. 227 x 189 mm. 19th century half leather, marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, light wear, original plain gray wrappers bound in. Very good. Small stamp of the Birmingham Medical Institute on 2 or 3 leaves. Sharpey was appointed professor of anatomy and physiology at University College in 1836; he was the first to teach a complete course of physiology and minute anatomy at an English medical school. He was the author of two classic papers on cilia and ciliary motion (see Garrison-Morton 600 and 603) and discovered the ?fibers of Sharpey? in bone tissue (see Garrison-Morton 545); he also edited the fifth through eighth editions of Jones Quain?s Elements of Anatomy. Through his pupils Sharpey was the founder of the British school of physiology; his students included Michael Foster, first professor of physiology at Cambridge University, and John Burdon-Sanderson, the first to occupy the Waynflete Chair of Physiology at Oxford. These lecture notes cover the blood, tissues of the body, vascular system, digestive system, respiration, brain and nervous system, organs of special senses and reproduction. The notes are written on rectos only; several versos contain neatly executed drawings in ink or pencil, many illustrating aspects of microanatomy.

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        Lepidogrammus Cumingi. (Scale-feathered cuckoo).

      Lithograph coloured by hand, printed by J.E.C. Walter. London ca. 1860. 54 x 36 cm. Matted. London 1850-83. 54 x 36 cm. Matted.. From Birds of Asia

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        Songs, Duetts, Glees, Chorusses, Dances, & Marches in Various Dramas [manuscript]

      Philadelphia, 1860. Very Good. [32] p.: music; 6 x 26 cm. Stiffened marbled paper boards with black cloth spine. Handwritten paper label on front board. Compiler's name is written inside and outside front board, with Philadelphia address. Printed staff paper throughout. First 3 pages contain musical rudiments--time signatures, key signatures, and rhythmic patterns. The remainder contains melodic lines written out in treble or base clef, identified by a few words and the name of the larger work. Contents: songs from Pizarro [by Michael Kelly] -- Rob Roy [by Isaac Pocock] -- Careless' Song from School for Scandal -- Eva's song from Uncle Tom's Cabin [George C. Howard] -- a duet from Mrs. White -- the fairy chorus from Merry Wives of Windsor -- Roland for an Oliver [Thomas Morton] -- "I have a Silent Sorrow Here" from Sheridan's The Stranger -- Sweethearts & Wives [James Kenny] -- a dance in Speed the Plough [Thomas Morton] -- Bombastes Furioso [William Barnes Rhodes] -- Sampson's song in The Inchcape Bell [Edward Fitzball] -- Jenny Lind -- Killing no Murder [Theodore Hook] -- The Loan of a Lover [J.R. Planche] -- Robin's song in The Waterman -- "O Happy Tawny Moor" from The Mountaineers [George Colman] -- The Illustrious Stranger [Isaac Nathan] -- Sir Felix' song in The Agreeable Surprise [John O'Keefe; Samuel Arnold] -- Miss Bertrams' song in Guy Mannering -- William's song in Black-eyed Susan [Douglas Jerrold] -- "What Night so Long" from How to Pay the Rent [Tyrone Power] -- a march in Blue Beard -- songs in Hamlet -- Beauty & the Beast. Four blank pages follow and then one last page with unidentified music. The compiler of this manuscript book of mid-19th-century popular stage music was James A. A'Becket (1847-1904), son of Thomas A'Becket, Sr. (1808-1890), and brother of Thomas A'Becket, Jr. (1843-1918). His father, Thomas Sr., was an actor and musician who was active in Philadelphia in the 1840s and 1850s and throughout the United States in later years. His brother, Thomas Jr., was a musician who was a pianist and composer of music for piano. James A'Becket probably compiled this collection of theatrical tunes about 1860, when he was a teenager and his father was active as a performer in and manager of various Philadelphia theaters. In 1864 James served as a musician with the 196th Regiment of Pa. Volunteers, Company F. In 1868 he married Laura V. Middleton; he worked for most of his adult life as a grainer (someone who painted faux wood or marble grain). A rare and perhaps unique snapshot of popular theatrical music from the American stage of the mid-19th century. In Very Good Condition: cloth over spine is split; boards are slightly soiled; first 2 and last 2 leaves appear to have been glued along the edges to the boards, from which they have separated, leaving part of the first leaf and last attached to the adjacent board; faint dampstain along lower edges of a few leaves; otherwise clean and tight.

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