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        Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane: 1st Ed. 2 Vols.: Vol. I, English Translation - by Henri De Sinclair, Vol. II, the original work in French;

      Paris, E. Lacroix Librairie Scientifique, Industrielle et Agricole, 1860.. HARDBACKS, black cloth with gilt lettering and bands on spines, gilt embossed name of [Dr.] Hubert C. Skinner on front cover of Vol. II, Vol. I, pages 368, Original appendices A-G (in French) 197-263, [i], copy of Bulletin de la Scoiete Geologique de France, Tome Vingtieme Deuxieme serie, 1862 a 1863, printed in Paris Au Lieu Des Seances de la Societe, 1863. 542-543, [i], 27 page review, in French, of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane, by Henri De Saussure, from Tire des Archives des Sciences de la Bibliotheque Universelle, plates 6; Vol. II, pages: lxviii, 263, plates 6, 4to. Vol. I, 197mm x 267mm (7.75" x 10.5"), Vol. II, 250mm x 255mm (8" x 10"), from the library of Dr. Hubert, C. Skinner, newspaper clipping (14.12.58) loosely inserted in Vol. II, light marginal browning and occasional light spotting to Vol. II, otherwise a very fine set. The English Translation is extremely rare, this being only one of five copies reproduced! 3.4Kg. As writes Hubert. C. Skinner, (New Orleans, Louisiana, 5th September 1972); Thomassy, a French Hydraulic Engineer, became intensely interested in the Mississippi River and Louisiana coastal plan during a visit to the area in 1858-1860, and led to the publication of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiana, in New Orleans in 1860, only a small number were printed, a few of which had the 6 plates hand-coloured, making these first editions extremely rare and difficult to find. A small number were re-issued at a later date with a paste-up change on the title page in 1861. Thomassy's work is the first to examine the origins of the salt domes of the "Five Islands" and to describe them as salt intrusions, the same with his description of the "mud lumps" at the mouths of the Mississippi. His maps were detailed, including showing changes in the coastline and delta. He returned to view the salt pits which were created at Avery Island to mine salt after the 1861-62 North - South conflict, publishing a supplement in 1863. Thomassy's work is considered the first comprehensive attempt to describe the geology of Louisiana, a massive project at that time and well worth considerable recognition. Sinclair's translation was made around 1940 under the WPA programme of the U.S. Government. It was never published and copies are rare. However, the translator's English knowledge was poor, and his understanding of Geology even less, resulting in the translation not doing justice to Thomassy's knowledge and expertise, which should be considered when the translation is being used and no published references should be made to it as a substitute for the original French edition.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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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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        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. 164pp :: 36 full page etchings of mines, machinery, shipping, etc :: 420mm x 280mm (17" x 11") .

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        Le Magasin des Enfants entretiens et Contes Choisis, Extraits de l'ouvrage de Madam Leprince de Beaumont. Illustrees par Pauquet

      Paris: Amedee Bedelet, [n.d., ca. 1860] Original pictorial boards, lightly soiled. . Twelvemo. Hand-colored frontispiece and eight hand-coloured plates, one loose with lower blank margin slightly soiled. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. One plate loose, with lower blank margin slightly soiled. A good, clean copy E.M. Forster's copy, with his bookplate "This book belongs to E.M. Forster." Forster has written on the front fly-leaf in ink: "In my mother's room. West Hackhurst. 1946." E.M. Forster spent forty years of his adult life living at his mother's house at West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer. During the years 1925 to 1945, he lived with his mother, Alice Clare (Lily) in a house designed by his father, the architect "Eddie" Morgan, and previously occupied by his grandmother, Laura. Forster had to leave his home at West Hackhurst upon his mother's death in 1945, as the landlord refused to renew the lease.

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        Scener og portrætter fra Lapland. Fotograferet af Lotten von Düben.

      7 fotos i s/h. 1860´erne. Mål 17x12 cm. Opklæbet på karton. Et billede viser en Lappe af Sirkas-stammen og tilskrivning under foto anfører, at han var en af (Nils Adolf) Nordenskjölds rejsekammerater i Grønland. Alle fotos i pæn kvalitet. Med håndskrevne beskrivelser under billederne. I 1860´erne organiserede den svenske antropolog Gustav von Düben den første af 2 ekspeditioner til Lapland med henblik på at studere det samiske folk. Den indsamlede data offenliggjordes i værket "Om Lappland och Lapparne" som udkom i 1873. Von Dübens hustru Lotten von Düben var ansvarlig for at dokumentere ekspeditionen med sit kamera, som på dette tidspunkt stadig var en moderne opfindelse. Lotten von Dübens fotografier at samerne er tidstypiske i sin anskuelse af folket som eksotisk og fremmed. Billeder af fotos fremsendes ved forespørgsel.. 7 photos in b/w. 1860´s. Photographer: Lotten von Düben. Measures: 17x12 cm. Mounted on cardboard. One photo of a Lappish male, described as one of (Nils Adolf) Nordenskjölds travelling companion on one of Nordenskjölds expeditions to Greenland. All photographs in fine condition. Written descriptions beneath each photo. In the 1860´s the Swedish anthropologist, Gustav von Düben, organized one of 2 expeditions to Lapland in preparation to study the Sami people. His work was published in 1873 in the book "Om Lappland och Lapparne". Von Dübens wife, Lotten von Düben was responsible of documenting the travel with her camere, which, at that time, was still a fairly new invention. Lotten von Dübens photographs of the Sami people are characteristic for its view of the Sami people as an excotic and foreign tribe. Please ask for further information or further photodocumentation

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        Le livre des esprits

      Le livre des esprits contenant les principes de la doctrine spirite sur l?immortalité de l?ame, la nature des esprits et leur rapports avec les hommes; les lois morales, la vie présente, la vie future et l?avenir de l?humanité. Selon l?enseignement donné par les esprits supérieurs à l?aide de divers médiums recueillis et mis en ordre par Allan Kardec. Seconde édition. Paris, Didier et, 1860. In 8vo; pp.XLIV,468. Cart.mod.

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        CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS Used in the Arts, In Medicin

      1860. Very Good. BURNETT, Gilbert Thomas. THE CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS USED IN THE ARTS, IN MEDICINE, AND FOR SCIENTIFIC AND POPULAR DESCRIPTION OF EACH PLANT, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS USES AND MODE OF CULTURE ... Revised and edited by Roderick Elphinstone. London: James Sangster and Co., [n.d., circa 1860]. Later printing. 4to. 20 hand-colored lithographic plates. Original publisher's purple decorated boards. Spine sunned, a bit of wear, but overall this is a very good copy of an extremely fragile production and quite scarce thus.

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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. .

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        Costumes suédois dessinés par MM. Camino et Regamey d´aprés les dessins originaux communiques par M. De D...l et gravés par Charles Geoffroy.

      Paris. Aux Bureaux des Journaux Les Modes Parisiennes, La Toilette de Paris, Le Journal Amusant et Le Petit Journal Pour Rire. 20, Rue Bergère. [About 1860] 31 x 23 cm. Title (wrapper) + 20 steel engraved plates. Brown cloth with title in gilt at the front board. A small dent to the upper board edge and at the lower corner. Clean interior. A fine copy.. A collection of images showing swedish folk costumes from different parts of the country. The images have been copied from several swedish costume books. Very nicely executed. The plates are partly hand coloured

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        The State of New York from New and Original Surveys under the direction of J.H. French

      Syracuse: Robert Pearsall Smith, 1860. Hand-coloured lithographic wall map, backed with modern linen, full period color, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Two inset maps: "Geological and Land Patent Map of the State of New York" and "Meterological Map of the State of New York." Twelve inset city plans: Buffalo, Troy, Utica, Syracuse, Albany, Oswego, Schenectady, Hudson, Auburn, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, New York City. Twelve pictorial vignettes of New York State towns and scenery, and a decorative border of scrolling vines. In good condition except for occasional expert repairs and old repair evident along right edge. 67 x 73 3/4 inches. The second edition of the best map of any American state published to its time. Ristow devoted an entire chapter to the construction of this map, and pronounced it of a "higher quality than the maps of other states published prior to the Civil War." 'American Maps and Mapmakers', pp. 355-378. Beginning in 1853, Robert Pearsall Smith contracted with a number of local surveyors to construct maps of New York counties. In 1855 he engaged John Homer French to compile a state map from the various county maps. Although the individual county maps were not all of uniform quality, they were far more consistent and comprehensive than the local surveys conducted for any other American state. French's general map of The State of New York, first published in 1859, supplanted Burr's Atlas of the State of New York (1829), as the definitive reference for the topography of the state. It remained so until two decades later, when the U.S. Geological Survey began published maps based on original triangulation.This second edition was published in 1860. Despite the quality of the map, the number of copies sold was insufficient to offset costs, and in 1865 Smith sold his publication rights to H. H. Lloyd, who brought out new editions. Cf. BMC Printed Maps X, col. 558; Journal of the American Geographical and Statistical Society 2 (1860), p. 135; Phillips, America, p. 513; Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, pp.355- 78; not in Rumsey.

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        THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS; THE SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS. Four Engravings, coloured, and inlaid with gold, silver, and brass, according to the texts of scripture. With explanatory notes by W.G. Rhind. Fifth Edition, Revised..

      W.H. Broom, London, 1860. Fifth edition. In English. 42+5 plates. Decorated cloth binding. Blind-stamped. Joints occasionally cracked. Folio. 4 plates in color. The non coloured plate and page 28, slightly spotted. The first plate, almost lose from binding. Titlepage with small tear i right margin. Else in good condition

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      New Orleans. 1860-1863.. 247pp. 12mo. Original leather wallet-style binding. Spine perished; spine of flap partially perished, binding worn. Leaves loose. Contents clean and legible. Good. In a half morocco box. The diary of Lieutenant Walter McFarland, of the Corps of Engineers in the union Army, who was stationed on the Gulf Coast of Florida during the Civil War. For most of the period covered by this diary, McFarland was at Fort Pickens, near Pensacola. Though Florida seceded in January 1861, Fort Pickens remained in Union hands throughout the war, one of the few Southern military posts to do so. The Union soldiers at Pickens and other Southern points were a constant source of irritation to the Confederacy, as well as an important support to the union naval blockade which isolated the South from the rest of the world and strangled its commerce. The diary begins with McFarland's arrival in New Orleans in November 1860. He notes that as much French as English is spoken in the city, and that it is quite cosmopolitan. He gives a brief account of the events surrounding Louisiana's secession from the Union in January, and his role in them as a Union officer; following secession, he is ordered to report for duty in Key West, Florida. With his wife Mary in tow, McFarland travels to Key West by way of Havana, arriving in February, 1861. Mary heads for home in April, and in May McFarland arrives at Fort Pickens. He describes to comings and goings of various steamers and packet ships, the movement of ships and arms, and other military movements, including the activity of the blockade. On June 14, he notes that "A deserter was drowned yesterday in attempting to swim over to the enemy - the current was too strong for him, and carried him out of the reach of help." Proximity to the Rebel fortifications also made it difficult to get news. When word of the First Battle of Bull Run reached Pickens, they only had Confederate accounts. He writes: "News of our defeat at Manassas, received from the other side by means of newspapers sent over in little toy boats, and also via a bottle fastened to the neck of a blood hound that was compelled to swim across. We get no Northern accounts and the Southern speak of it only as a complete rout of our army, with the loss of all our artillery and many wagons loaded with stores." McFarland also spent some time aboard a ship anchored in the Mississippi River channel, building gun battery emplacements and forming the blockade on New Orleans. On October 9, 1861, their ship is attacked by the Confederate ship Ivy, and just a few days later, on October 12, two steamers unexpectedly rammed the ship in the night, engaging in battle and breaking the blockade. The Union ships run aground on a sandbar in the chaos and the Confederate ships slip past and out into the Gulf. McFarland's ship, along with the others, hurried back toward Fort Pickens, which was attacked several days later, although the Confederates fell back without accomplishing their aim. A tragic accident struck on November 25, when a shell accidentally exploded, killing at least eight men and wounding many more. "Men were employed rolling into one place the solid shot and unexploded shell which the enemy had collected. A crowd collected around them and several men were engaged in withdrawing the charges from the shells. I was in the midst of them...after looking on for a moment or two I turned to go away but had not moved twenty paces when there was a loud explosion. I turned to see what was the matter, when the first explosion was followed by a second and a large piece of shell fell whizzing at my feet. ... Going back, a most horrible sight met my view - twelve men were lying on the ground, five were dead or dying and the remainder wounded and burned - some mortally, all severely. They were in every stage of mutilation - one, sergeant Conroy, literally blown to pieces a shapeless mass - another with his entrails blown out entirely and lying upon his chest...." He writes of other daily happenings over the next few months, noting in late July that a fierce fever has started to devastate the troops. "The fever has been terribly destructive amongst the soldiers and in the fleet." McFarland himself catches it, and is ill for nearly two weeks. He recovers, however, and takes some R&R time to recuperate. In January 1863 he travels once more to Key West. Later he visits Hilton Head in South Carolina (all these places now in Union hands) in March to do some engineering work there. He travels between posts, recording his various duties and the people he meets. The diary ends in November, 1863, in Key West. Throughout it all, he dotes heavily on his wife and notes letters sent to and received from her. An altogether interesting Civil War diary, kept by an officer at an unusual post.

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        Album contenant 30 portraits de format "Carte de visite" de Personnalités / FINE COLLECTION OF 30 CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAITS INCLUDING ONE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

      1860 FINE COLLECTION OF 30 CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAITS INCLUDING ONE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Album with 30 Carte-de-Visite portraits of celebrities (writers, painters, composers, artists, politicians): Abraham Lincoln, Alexandre Dumas père, Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and others. Most are from Paris: Nadar, Carjat, Disdéri, Reutlinger, Petit, ca. 1860. In-8 (150 x 114 mm). Album of 15 sheets(leaves), each with two portraits. All edges gilted, clasps in brass. Beautiful album of CDV with the portraits of the following famous characters: Félix Nadar (portrait by himself, in a hot-air balloon); Gustave Doré (by Pierre Petit); Gustave Courbet (2, by Reutlinger and Legé); Gioacchino Rossini (by Erwin frères); Josef Meyerbeer (by Nadar); Victor Hugo (4, by Petit, Carjat, Badié and nameless one representing the writer and his grandchildren); Eugène Delacroix (by Carjat); Hector Berlioz (by Reutlinger); Jacques Offenbach (2, by Reutlinger and Nadar); Franz Liszt (by Reutlinger); Théophile Gautier (by Nadar); George Sand (2, by Nadar); Giuseppe Verdi (2, by Reutlinger and Thiébault); Giuseppe Garibaldi (2, of which one with Nélaton next to Garibaldi with a wound in the foot arisen on August 28th, 1862 to Aspromonte); Alexandre Dumas père (3, by Duron, Liebert, Nadar); Abraham Lincoln (by J. Henry, Genève); Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (2, by Carjat, Disdéri); Jules Verne (Nadar); Charles-François Gounod (Hanfstaengl). / [PHOTOGRAPHIE] -- Album contenant 30 portraits de format "Carte de visite" de personnalités (écrivains, peintres, compositeurs, artistes, hommes politiques) dont Abraham Lincoln, Alexandre Dumas père, Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Garibaldi, et d'autres. Pour la plupart Paris: Nadar, Carjat, Disdéri, Reutlinger, Petit, ca. 1860. // In-8 (150 x 114 mm). Album de 15 feuilles, chacune avec deux portraits. chagrin rouge de l'époque, plats ornés à froid, tranches dorées, fermoirs en laiton (petites éraflures). BEL ALBUM de cartes de visite, avec les portraits des personnages célèbres suivants: Félix Nadar (portrait par lui-même, dans une montgolfière); Gustave Doré (par Pierre Petit); Gustave Courbet (2, par Reutlinger et Legé); Gioacchino Rossini (par Erwin frères); Josef Meyerbeer (par Nadar); Victor Hugo (4, par Petit, Carjat, Badié et un sans nom figurant l'écrivain et ses petits-enfants); Eugène Delacroix (par Carjat); Hector Berlioz (par Reutlinger); Jacques Offenbach (2, par Reutlinger et Nadar); Franz Liszt (par Reutlinger); Théophile Gautier (par Nadar); George Sand (2, par Nadar); Giuseppe Verdi (2, par Reutlinger et Thiébault); Giuseppe Garibaldi (2, dont une avec Nélaton à côté de Garibaldi avec une blessure au pied survenue le 28 août 1862 à Aspromonte); Alexandre Dumas père (3, par Duron, Liebert, Nadar); Abraham Lincoln (par J. Henry, Genève); Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (2, par Carjat, Disdéri); Jules Verne (Nadar); Charles-François Gounod (Hanfstaengl). BEAU DOCUMENT HISTORIQUE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        Schönheiten-Sammlung: Gallerie von sechs und dreissig weiblichen Bildnissen; Collection de Beautès: Galerie de trente-six portraits de femmes

      NP München: NP , ca. 1860. Prachtausgabe. Hardcover. fair. Elephant folio (17" x 23"). Unpaginated ([1],36pp). Deep-blue velvet with gold-border on front and back board, gold-lettering and small decoration in gold on cover. Book resting in black cardboard box. Decorative endpapers. Reinforced along gutter with blue binders tape at front and rear endpapers. Title-page with decorative border. Title page as well as all other text in German and French: "Schönheiten-Sammlung: Gallerie von sechs und dreissig weiblichen Bildnissen aus verschiedenen Ständen und Nationalitäten im Auftrage Sr. Maj. des Königs Ludwig I. von Bayern nach dem Leben gemalt von dem K. B. Hofmaler Joseph Stieler und im Saalbaue der neuen königlichen Residenz zu München aufgestellt. Mit specieller königlicher Genehmigung theils durch Steinzeichnungen theils durch den Stich reproducirt und herausgegeben von der Königl. Bayer. Privil. Kunstanstalt von Pilotz & Löhle in München. Collection de Beautès: Galerie de trente-six portraits de femmes de pays et conditions divers crèèe par les orders de sa Majestè le Roi Louis I. de Bavière peinte D'apres nature par Jos. Stieler, peintre de la cour et placèe dans le batiment des salles de la nouvelle Rèsidence royale a Munich. Avec L'autorisation Spèciale de S. M. le Roi en Lithographies et Gravures par L'Etablissement Artistique Privilègiè de Piloty & Löhle a Munich." Delightfully illustrated with 36 full-page lithographic reproductions of steel-engravings of female portraits after paintings by Joseph Stieler, engraved by A. Fleischmann. Stieler was the painter (Hofmaler) in the court of King Ludwig I. The works were done between 1827-1851, the ladies shown are from many nationalities & social classes, mainly focusing on royalty (list below). All paintings are from the Schönheiten-Sammlung (Collection), which were owned by King Ludwig I. of Bavaria and kept in his residence in Munich. Each plate with decorative borders, plates protected by tissue guard. Foxing to margins and verso of pages. Heavy wear, staining and tear on box, paper-covering on outer edge of box missing. Small closed tears along head and tail of spine of velvet, tiny chip on bottom edge of front board, wear on corners. Rare deluxe edition in a stunning binding. List of plates in German and French with title of each lady, laid-in. List has been folded with creasing and minor foxing. Box in poor, binding and interior in overall very good condition. List of plates: 1) Marie, Königin von Bayern 2) Augusta, Kaiserliche Prinzessin und Erzherzogin von Oesterreich, grossherzogliche Prinzessin von Toskana 3) Alexandra, Kgl. Prinzessin von Bayern 4) Sophie, Erzherzogin von Oesterreich 5) Lady Milbanke 6) Katharina Bozzaris 7) Amalie, Freyin von Krüdener 8) Janthe, Lady Ellenborough 9) Caroline, Gräfin von Waldbott-Bassenheim 10) Irene, Gräfin von Arco-Stepperg 11) Rosalie Julie von Bonar 12) Amalie von Schintling 13) Crescentia, Fürstin von Oettingen-oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein 14) Isabella, Gräfin von Tauffkirchen-Engelburg 15) Friederike, Freyin von Gumppenberg 16) Maria, Gräfin von Landsfeld 17) Charlotte von Hagn 18) Cornelia Vetterlein 19) Marianne Marquise Florenzi 20) Caroline, Gräfin Holnstein 21) Mathilde, Freyin von Jordan 22) Therese Spence 23) Karoline Lizius 24) Anna Hillmayr 25) Ludovika, Freyin von Neubeck 26) Elisabeth List 27) Maximillian Borzaga 28) Anna R. Kaula 29) Augusta Strobel 30) Regina Daxenberger 31) Lady Jane Erskine 32) Wilhelmine Sulzer 33) Josepha Conti 34) Helena Sedlmayer 35) Antonia Wallinger 36) Maria Dietsch

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        Histoire de France. In seventeen volumes

      nbsp;Paris - Furne, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce complete set of Martin's fascinating and comprehensivehistory of France, which paved the way for later historians. Fourth Edition. With a portrait frontispiece of the author to volume I. Sixteen volumes plus one index volume, complete. Henri Martin (February 20, 1810 - December 14, 1883) was a French historian celebrated in his own day. Having first written a few novels, he later devoted his life to the study of the history of France and wrote an account of it, entitled Histoire de France, a magnificent work in 19 volumes. He brought the history down to 1789, and received from the Institut de France 20,000 francs as a prize in 1869. The Avenue Henri-Martin in Paris is named after him. Becoming associated with Paul Lacroix (Le Bibliophile Jacob), he planned with him a history of France to consist of excerpts from the chief chroniclers and historians, with original matter filling up gaps in the continuity. In the first volume, which appeared in 1833, Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculs jusqu'en juillet 1830 the compiler promised to seek always the dramatic and picturesque side of history, the one that interests the greatest number; its success encouraged Martin to make the work his own, and his Histoire de France, in fifteen volumes (18331836) which spans the space from earliest times to the French Revolution, was the result. This magnum opus, rewritten and further elaborated during the following 18 years of research (4th ed. , 16 vols. and index, 18611865) gained for the author in 1856 the first prize of the Academy, and in 1869 the grand biennial prize of 20,000 francs. A popular abridgement in seven volumes, L'Histoire de France Populaire, was published in 1867. This, together with the continuation, Histoire de France depuis 1789 jusqu' nos jours (6 vols. 1878-1883), gives a complete history of France, and superseded Sismondi's Histoire des Francais. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally excellent, just a little shelfwear,faded spinesand one or two marks. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright, aside from several browned titles. Intermittently clean aside from scattered spotting. Regrettably, the fifty-one engraved plates are missing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Von Lübeck nach Kiel. Miniaturalbum in 12 Ansichten. Hamburg, Gassmann, um 1860. 12 (dav. 1 kolor.) getönte lithogr. Ansichten von Wilhelm Heuer . Qu.-8°. Lose in lithogr. OKart.-Mappe (Schließlasche fehlt, 2 Ecken dezent restauriert).

      Salamon/Knigge Lüb.- Ansichten vom Holstentor, Marktplatz, Travemünde (altkoloriert), Eutin (von Fissau, Schloss), Uglei-See, Malente, Gremsmühlen, Plön, Schwentinetal, Bellevue, Kiel.- Jeweils mit lithographischer Bordüre.

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        Der grosse Canal von Venedig. Kolor. Lithographie von C. Straub bei F. Hanfstaengel. Um 1860. 30 x 47,5 cm; Blattgr. 49,5 x 67 cm.

      Untertitel: 'Original Gemalde (!) Höhe 5.1'' Breite 8.3'' von Antonio Canalel.'- Blick über den breiten Kanal mit diversen Booten, an den Ufern Häuser.- Etwas feuchtrandig in unterer rechter Ecke, 2 kleine Randeinrisse im breiten weißen Rand.

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        Mittelansicht Kiel von Ellerbeck, mit 16 Randansichten. Kolorierte Lithographie, um 1860. Verlag A. Lohse, lith. Anstalt W. Loeillot, Berlin. 45 x 60 cm (Blattgröße 62 x 88 cm).

      Prachtvolles Blatt mit der schönen Mittelansicht 23 x 31 cm und den teils ovalen Randansichten: Kiel von der Abendseite (siehe Klose-M. 198), Brunswiek, Dorf-Gaarden, Knoop, Neumühlen, Acad. Heilanstalten u.a. Sehr selten, leider stark beschädigt durch zwei hinterlegte Durchrisse (von den Randansichten nur 3 beschädigt). Gebräunt, stockfleckig.

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        The War in Nicaragua

      Mobile, AL: S. H. Goetzel & Co.. Near Fine. 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive First Edition in Near Fine condition with light foxing to edges and title page. Illustrated. Frontis. Folding map at rear: "Colton's Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador and Costa Rica." Bound in twentieth century 3/4 morocco; William Walker, a US lawyer, journalist and adventurer, organized several private military expeditions into Latin America where he attempted to set up English-speaking colonies under his personal control, an enterprise known as "filibustering." Walker established "republics" in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, in 1853 and 1854 respectively, and declared himself president of the same, but in each case, his forces were quickly overthrown and he was quickly deposed. In 1856, Walker led a similar ill-fated expedition to Honduras. Again, Walker's regime was quickly toppled, but this time Walker was captured and sentenced to death. Walker was executed in Nicaragua in 1860, the same year that his book The War in Nicaragua was published. A rare and interesting piece of American history .

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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. Very Good++. Very Good++ Second Edition, Second Issue (with 'fifth thousand' on the title page) in the original green blindstamped cloth binding with gilt lettering, decoration spine. Mild cover edge wear, mild scattered foxing. At rear 32 pages of inserted advertisements dated January, 1860. This is Freeman 376. 8vo. ix, [1 instructions to binder], 502, 32 Ads pp.

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        Works of Thomas Carlyle, including Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches. In nine volumes

      89 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of works by this Victorian essayist, satirist and historian, in uniform fine bindings. Comprising: Volumes I-V of 'Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations' (complete in five volumes); 'The Life of Friedrich Schiller: Comprehending an Examination of his Works. With Supplement of 1872'; 'The Life of John Sterling'; 'On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History' (reprinted from stereotype plates, January 1889); and 'Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh' (1886). Featuring a portrait frontispiece to 'Sartor Resartus'. Condition: In uniform half morocco bindings, with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound and bright and clean, with just light foxing to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        View of the Seraglio Point, Constantinople from the Tower of Galata

      London., c.1860. Lithograph. Original colour. Good wide margins, a little darkened at edges. A good, dark and clean impression, in excellent condition. Size: 68.5 x 41 cm. Spectacular view of mid-nineteenth century Istanbul, from Galata looking across to the Seraglio Point and the centre of the city, with Scutari beyond, and the Bridge of Boats in the lower right. Sailing ships and paddle steamers are shown in the Golden Horn. A rare and splendid lithograph engraved by Thomas Shotter Boys, a pioneer of chromolithography and well known as a topographical watercolourist. Engraved by BOYS, T.S.

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        Die Brandstiftungen in Affecten und Geistesstörungen. Ein Beitrag zur gerichtlichen Medicin für Juristen und Aerzte

      Kiel, Homann 1860. 23 cm. 12, 335, (3) Seiten Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung - Hirsch / Hübotter III, 432 - Schleswig-H. LB 1708 - Erstausgabe. Jessen wurde 1875 - nach dem Tod seines Vaters - Leiter der Privat-Irrenanstalt Hornheim in Kiel. Die Einleitung mit einer Klassifikation der Geisteskrankheiten und einer historischen Übersicht (unter anderem Platner, Klein, Henke, Meckel, Masius, Casper). Deckel am Rand Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Satzspiegel gebräunt, Namenseintrag auf Titel -

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        Hunter's Eastern Townships Scenery, Canada East

      Montreal: printed and published by John Lovell, 1860. Small folio. (13 x 10 inches). Tinted lithographic additional title and 13 plates, all after Hunter, printed by J.H. Bufford of Boston, 1 lithographic map. Publisher's brown cloth, the covers with wide blocked border of blind fillets, the upper cover lettered in gilt (neat repairs to head and foot of spine. A fine copy of this important visual record of the Eastern Townships. A charming companion volume to Hunter's 1855 work Ottawa Scenery, here Hunter concentrates on the scenery in and around his home town of Stanstead. "Works have already appeared illustrative of Canadian Scenery ... but a work exclusively devoted to this section of country, - to the scenery of this locality, - has not been previously published". as with the previous work, the plates are printed by the Boston firm of J.H. Bufford Lithographers. Each plate is composed of a large central oval view, with, in each of the four corners, a small related vignette. The penultimate plate "View from the Artist's residence. Stanstead Eastern Townships, C.E." includes a miniature self-portrait of Hunter sitting on his garden steps sketching "the range of mountains west of Lake Memphremagog; Owl's-Head occupying the centre of the picture". Sabin 3396; Spendlove p.44; TPL (1st supplement) 5907; Volpi & Scowen Eastern Townships plates 32-44.

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      London: Chapman and Hall, 1860. FIRST EDITION. One of Fewer than 150 Known Fore-Edge PaintingsBy Miss Currie, Famed for her Cosway-Style Portraits 168 x 102 mm (6 5/8 x 4"). xxiii, [i], 321, [1] pp. Very attractive early 20th century maroon straight-grain morocco, gilt, by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with floral gilt frame flanked by triple fillets, center panel with blind tooled floral border, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central pantera within octagonal frame, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A FINELY EXECUTED FORE-EDGE PAINTING BY MISS C. B. CURRIE OF ANNE HATHAWAY'S COTTAGE. With a bound-in calligraphic leaf, stating that this is No. 25 of the books with fore-edge paintings done by Miss Currie, the leaf signed at the bottom by her. Corners a bit rubbed, a couple of trivial nicks in the painting (which is not richly colored), otherwise QUITE A FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, the binding especially lustrous and without any significant wear. This selection of excerpts from Shakespeare's works purports to show us the poet's mind on hundreds of topics including anger, earthquakes, house-building, love, power, supererogation, and wives. Editor Aaron Augustus Morgan has selected passages from plays to illustrate Shakespeare's views on the subject in question. Whether these truly reveal the Bard's feelings on the matter or merely express the views required of the character quoted, this little work does provide us with a very useful concordance of Shakespeare quotes on a wide variety of topics. Our artist here, Miss C. B. Currie, is best known for her role in producing so-called "Cosway bindings," which featured miniatures painted by her on ivory. Currie collaborated with Riviere on most of the Cosway bindings, which numbered about 1,000 by the time she died in 1940. Currie's fore-edge paintings, by contrast, were far less numerous. In all, our painter produced just 131 known specimens. Called by Weber "a talented artist" whose paintings are "distinguished in more ways than one," Currie is the only fore-edge artist of any importance working before the present day whose paintings are signed and numbered. She particularly enjoyed decorating older books, like this one, and although the subjects of her paintings were rarely relevant to the contents of the books they adorn, that is not the case here. Her delicately rendered scene portrays the thatched Tudor cottage of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, amid a tranquil landscape of trees. The painting is skillfully designed, with the two-story timbered house dominating the landscape with its simplicity and charm in a pastoral setting. The colors are soft pastel blues, greens, and grays, with small accents of yellow. The elegant binding by Riviere provides the perfect covering for this most desirable package.

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        Mémoires d'un ancien huissier au bailliage de Vire publiés par M F.-S. Cazin

      Vire: Imp. de Henri Barbot, 1860. relié. 11,5x19cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie noir, dos très légèrement passé à cinq nerfs, armes et devises dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, étiquette figurant les mêmes armes et la même devise encollée au verso du premier plat de reliure sous laquelle est également encollée une étiquette d'un prestigieux libraire. Rare et agréable exemplaire. Une erreur typographique sur la page de titre nous ne permettant pas de dater exactement la parution de cet ouvrage. - Imp. de Henri Barbot, Vire _186?, 11,5x19cm, relié. - relié

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        ACTINOLOGIA BRITANNICA. A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SEA-ANEMONES AND CORALS. With Coloured Figures of the Species and Principal Varieties

      London: Van Voorst, 1860. Inscribed by the author to the half title page "To Mr Low with the kind regards of the The Author"; pp. xl, 362, [ii, adverts for author's other works] complete with 12 plates with tissue guards, 11 of which are fine chromolithographs, other illustrations in text, erratum slip. Original textured green cloth binding with decorated gilt lettering, very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, professional and inconspicuous repair to the front hinge, minimal foxing, mostly to tissue guards, many pages unopened. A very good copy, inscribed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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        [Prominent novels and short stories.]

      London, Berlin, Leipzig: Various,, [c.1860–1920.]. 45 volumes, octavo. Bound in burgundy half calf by Bayntun-Riviere, titles and centre tool to spine, raised bands, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, overall in excellent condition. A collection of early editions of Trollope's most prominent fictional works including the Barsetshire novels, the parliamentary novels and the dramatic novels. Also included are the "overseas novels" (with the exception of Nina Balatka), the majority of the "comic novels" and four volumes of short stories. Given how prolific a writer Trollope was (he published something like 70 books) and the fact that there was never a collected edition of his entire works produced this is one of the most comprehensive collections that we have come across. A handsomely bound set.

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        Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes Volume 1 - Volume 95 [95 Volume set]

      London: Baily Brothers. 1860. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Editions. H 3/4 Leather. Good. Complete run of the first 95 volumes of this British periodical, 1860- 1911. Uniformly bound in 3/4 tan polished calf, spines with raised bands and contrasting red and green morocco labels, marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers (some volumes have rubbing, a number of volumes have dark stains, volumes 1, 2, 12, 28, 34, 43, 45, 48, 53 and 64; some volumes have browning and foxing). A HUGE 95-VOLUME LEATHER SET!

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      Albany, N. Y.:: D. Dennison, Photographist and Publisher.. [1860].. 10-7/8" x 7-3/4". 1st edition. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY, formerly owned by Gardiner, of the 2nd District, with his name gilt stamped to the front board. All portraits SIGNED underneath with the individual's holograph SIGNATURE. Printed title page.. Period full black morocco leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping to spine & boards. AEG. Yellow eps.. Old rebacking to binding, which shows some general wear. A VG copy.. Individuals included: Governor Edwin Denison Morgan [1811 - 1883], Lt. Governor Robert Campbell [1808 - 1870], Edward A. Lawrence [1st], Thomas A Gardiner [2nd], Francis B. Spinola [1821 - 1881, 3rd], J. McLeod Murphy [4th], Bernard Kelly [5th], Benjamin F. Manierre [6th], Richard B. Connelly [7th], H. D. Robertson [8th], Robert Y. Grant [9th], Joshua Fiero Jr [10th], John H. Ketcham [1832 - 1906, 11th], Volney Richmond [12th], Andrew J. Colvin [13th], Joseph H. Ramsey [14th], J (?) Blood [15th], N Laphaml (?) [16th presumed], Charles C Montgomery (?) [17th presumed], James A. Bell [18th], William H. Ferry [19th], Francis M. Rotch [20th], Andrew S. Warner [21st], Allen Munroe [22nd], Perrin H. McGraw [23rd], Lyman Truman [24th], A. B. Williams [25th], Thomas Hillhouse [26th], Samuel H. Hammond [27th], Ephraim Goss [28th], Peter J. Murphy [29th], David H. Abell [30th], E. F. Prusser (?) [31st presumed], Walter Loomis sessions [1820 - 1896, 32nd], & Jas. Terwilliger (?). A rare piece of New York State Local history- we find no copies for this year recorded on OCLC, nor does ABPC record any copies to auction these last 30+ years. . 35 b/w photographic portrait salt print images, oval in shape [5-1/4" x 4"], affixed to stiff mounting stock leaves. Two paper dust leaves between each mounted image.

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        Plan de Paris

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, [no date, but ca 1860]. Double folio. 21 engraved sheets. Late 19th century half calf over marbled boards.* The fine bird's eye view over Paris and faubourgs (suburbs) anno 1734-1739 and including all individual buildings, from the Louvre to the most humble dwelling, as well as walls, mills, gardens, pastures, roads, alleys, trees, etc., etc, all on a scale of 1/400. Comparison with modern maps show that much has changed, especially after the works of Hausmann, but much has remained the same too. Each sheet measures 98 by 71 cm, each image nearly 80 x 50 cm, and in total they produce a printed map of roughly 2.5 by 3.2 meters. One additional engraved plate shows the whole area figured and serves as index to the other 20 more detailed maps. This 21st map is often lacking, but present here. This is a later printing from the original copper plates on thick paper, however with strong, even impressions, and on quality paper. It is not the 1900 Taride issue. Boards somewhat rubbed, a few margins a bit age-toned, otherwise a nice copy.

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        Barn Owl [Barn Owl] [Pl. 34]

      New York: [John Woodhouse Audubon], 1860. Chromolithograph by Julius Bien. 38 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. Framed. A highly dramatic composition in which Audubon shows his mastery of images that capture the moment. A barn owl has returned at day-break with a chipmunk grasped in its talons, it alights on a branch at which point its mate approaches demanding a share of the spoils of the hunt. 'This species is altogether nocturnal... and when disturbed during the day, flies in an irregular manner, as if at a loss how to look for a place of refuge... the flight of the Barn Owl is light, regular, and much protracted. It passes through the air at an elevation of thirty or forty feet, in perfect silence, and pounces on its prey like a Hawk, often waiting for a fair opportunity from the branch of a tree, on which it alights for the purpose... This species is never found in the depth of the forests, but confines itself to the borders of the woods around large savannas or old abandoned fields... where its food... is found in abundance... I am not aware that it ever emits any cry or note, as other owls are wont to do; but it produces a hollow hissing sound, continued for minutes at a time... Its hearing is extremely acute, and as it marks your approach... it instantly swells out its plumage, extends its wings and tail, hisses, and clacks its mandibles with force and rapidity.' (Audubon, Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840- 1844, vol.I, p.128). 'This long-legged...bird is the owl of Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard and other English literary works. It is the spook that haunts old barns, belfries, great hollow trees and caves... [Audubon proposed that the American owl was a distinct species from the barn owl of Europe.] This judgement has been overruled and today American and European birds are considered conspectic. Indeed, few species are more cosmopolitan. The barn owl is nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate regions; in the Americas it ranges from southern Canada to Tierra del Fuego, avoiding the higher altitudes' (R.T. & V.M.Peterson Audubon's Birds of America, 1981, no.234). Susanne Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America New Haven & New York: 2002, p. 354

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        Preparatory drawing for Plate VII: Salmo Salar. Adult Male in Breeding State . River Annan in December, Reduced One Third of British Salmonidae

      Sir William Jardine, the 7th Baronet of Jardine Hall near Lockerbie, Scotland, was the leading authority on salmon and trout in the British Isles. An excellent sportsman, his preeminent knowledge of the species was intimate and personal, and his expertise in the field was so noted that in 1860 he was appointed to the Royal Commission on the Salmon Fisheries of England and Wales. Jardine?s estates were located in the fertile fishing areas near the rivers Annan and Tweed, placing him in a perfect position geographically to explore his fascination with salmon and trout. His independent research, and artistic inclinations, culminated in the finest and most comprehensive monograph on these fish ever produced in the British Isles, and perhaps in the world, British Salmonidae. The magnificent, large-scale plates of the British Salmonidae included four of the salmon at various stages of its development, four of the sea-trout, one of the ferox, two of the brown trout, and one of the vendace. No artist better captured the sport of salmon and trout fishing, nor the appearance of the species themselves. For this reason, since the first appearance of Jardine?s work 150 years ago, it has fascinated biologists, fishermen, and art collectors alike. Jardine?s printed series is exceedingly rare, having been offered at auction only twice in the past twenty years. This image, measuring 28.75" x 37", framed, was one of the original drawings and watercolors that were generated in preparation for the publication, done by Jardine himself. In the artist?s stunning original watercolor and drawing, Preparatory drawing for Plate VII: Salmo Salar. one can visualize the unparalleled excellence, meticulous attention to detail and the esthetic sensibility that characterized his work. Truly the fish appears to come to life in Jardine?s flawless image, rendered with outstanding naturalism. This is an important records of his monumental work, and offers a unique, unparalleled glimpse into the history and culmination of a landmark publication focusing on gamefish.

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        Some of the Best Harts in the Forest

      Tankerville, 1860. A REMARKABLE DRAWING BY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS NATURAL HISTORY ARTISTS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Colored chalk and pencil on paper Paper size: 25 1/2" x 33 1/2" Provenance: Lady Olivia, Countess of Tankerville In Landseer's stunning chalk and pencil drawing Some of the Best Harts in the Forest, a doe surrounded by four stags rests on a rocky mountain side. The stags seem to flaunt their intimidating racks as they pose, creating an organic line upward from the center of the paper. Landseer, an English painter, was well known for his paintings of animals - particularly horses, dogs and stags. The best known of Landseer's works, however, are sculptures: the lions in Trafalgar Square, London. This sublime drawing represents a rare opportunity for collectors who wish to own a historic work with fascinating provenance by a famed artist and sculptor. . Book.

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      Boston; (ca.1860): J.J. Hawes, Photographer Signed, mounted photograph measuring (card) 4 1/8" x 2 3/8", photograph measures 2 3/4" x 1 15/16. Photograph just a bit faded otherwise a fine example. J.J. Hawes was first in business with Albert S. Southworth, together forming the partnership Southworth & Hawes in Boston from 1843 until they later split in 1863. They were one of the most well known photography firms in America, producing fine daguerreotypes from many well know figures and places. The present example was most likely produced from one of those daguerreotypes..

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      1860. hardcover. <center><b>a handsome copy of a George Eliot three-decker, in original cloth</b></center> Eliot, George [pseudonym of Marian Evans]. THE MILL ON THE FLOSS. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. 16 pp Vol III undated ads. Original blind-stamped cinnamon-brown cloth. 3 vols. <p>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&#39;s fianc&eacute; -- a fate to be shared by Thomas Hardy&#39;s TESS over thirty years later. </p> <p>This copy does <i>not</i> 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&#39;s binding &#39;B&#39;, with the Edmonds & Remnants binder&#39;s ticket (the &#39;A&#39; binding, identical except for the spine gilt, typically was by "Burn & Co."); Carter "hypothesizes" that &#39;B&#39; might have followed &#39;A&#39;, but leaves it open to question. Also, this copy&#39;s Vol III ads cite the "Seventh Edition" of ADAM BEDE, while some copies have ads citing the "Eighth Edition."</p> <p>This is a near-fine set, bright and attractive, with scarcely any external wear or soil (the slightest of wear at the foot of two spines, one small rub in the centerof one spine). The inner hinges (endpapers) are expertly and almost-invisibly strengthened with the addition of matching yellow-coated paper in the gutters; the endpapers themselves are the originals. The volumes are tight, therwe is no foxing on the leaves, and the gilt on the spines remains unusually 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).</p> "THREE-DECKER" NOVELS, BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN (Sumner & Stillman Code:12183)

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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: A new edition, revised and augmented by the author

      D. Appleton and Company, 1st American Edition 1860 . hbk 440pp with a "Preface contributed by the author to this American edition" fold out diagram on p 108 intact with the added three quotes facing the title page, is the first of the American issues where the text has been considerably altered, revised and augmented by the author; contains the historical sketch, in its earlier and shorter form, as a preface, and a supplement of seven pages at the end and includes the mispagination on pp. 116-21 (as per Freeman) no dj as issued brown pebble cloth boards with blind stamp embossing show very slight shelfwear text block shows some occasional foxing especially to end papers first owner&#39;s name on fep photograph available upon request a remarkably well preserved copy of this rare item

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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 Second edition, second issue (there are only a few known copies of the first issue with the title page dated 1859), with the 1860 date and "Fifth Thousand" on title page. Corrections have been made to "Speceies" on p. 20, and "Linnean" is spelled correctly on the title page. One of only 3,000 copies printed in the second edition, on January 7th 1860, after the first edition of 1,250 copies was sold on the day of publication, November 24th 1859. The second and subsequent editions also sold out very quickly. Octavo in twelves. ix, [1, "Instructions to Binder"], 502 pages. Bound without the half-title page. Folding lithographed diagram by William West, indicating Darwin&#39;s views of possible sequences of evolution, facing p. 117. Modern three-quarter green crushed morocco over green cloth, gilt decorative rules to covers, spine in six compartments with five raised bands and decorated and lettered in gilt. Paper slightly browned with light foxing on title and preliminary and terminal leaves, occasional light foxing and marginal soiling to sheets. A few marginal pencil marks. Overall, an excellent copy, in a handsome and appropriate binding. One of the most influential scientific works of the nineteenth century, On the Origin of Species was (and still is) one of the most controversial. In it, "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Dibner 199 ("the most important single work in science"). Freeman 373 ("the most important biological book ever written"). Garrison and Morton 220. Grolier, 100 English, 96. Grolier/Horblit 23b ("the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century"). Heirs of Hippocrates 1724. Printing and the Mind of Man 344b [describing the first edition of 1859]. Photos available upon request.

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      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.

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        Leaves of Grass (1860 Edition)

      Thayer and Eldridge , Boston, MA, 1860. Third Edition (Variant). Hardcover. Blue/Green boards with embossed letting and design on front cover and faded gilt lettering on spine. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR.& & "The 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass [variant] was 456 pages long and appeared in a variety of differently-colored cloth bindings--- orange, green, and brown --- many embossed with decorative designs. The book&#39;s pages [are] well-printed in a clear ten-point type on heavy white paper and elaborately decorated with line-drawings around titles and the beginning and end of poems. The title page and the poem titles appear in various fonts and sizes, and some --- like the script -like typography of the title page --- are fancy. Scattered throughout the volume are small illustrations of a butterfly perched on a human finger, a sunrise, and a globe resting on a cloud and revealing the Western hemisphere."& & "The clusters and the carefully-chosen titles in the third edition indicate an increased attentiveness to organization and structure. The 1860 Leaves of Grass begins with &#39;Proto-Leaf,&#39; a prefatory poem that announces the poet&#39;s intentions and major themes." & & Contents:& Proto-Leaf 5-22p., Walt Whitman 23-104p., CHANTS DEMOCRATIC and Native American 105-194p., LEAVES OF GRASS 195-242p., Salut au Monde 243-258p., Poem of Joys 259-268p., A Word Out of the Sea 269-277p., A Leaf of Faces 278-282p., Europe, the 72d and 73d Years T.S. 283p., EFANS D&#39;ADAM 287-314p., Poem of the Road 315-328p., To the Sayers of Words 329-336p., A Boston Ballad, the 78th Year T.S. 337p., CALAMUS 341-378p., Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 379-388p., Longings for Home 389., MESSENGER LEAVES 391-403p., Mannahatta 404p., France, the 18th Year T.S. 406p., THOUGHTS 408-411p., Unnamed Lands 412p., Kosmos 414p., A Hand Mirror 415p., Beginners 416p., Savantism 417p., Says 418p., Debris 421p., SLEEP-CHASING 426-439p., BURIAL 440-448p., To My Soul 449p., so long 451p. & & "Proto-Leaf:& Free, fresh, savage,//Fluent, luxuriant, self-content, fond of persons and//places,//Fond of fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born,//Fond of the sea --- lusty-begotten and various,//Boy of the Mannahatta, the city of ships, my city,//Or raised inland, or of the south savannas,//Or full-breath&#39;d on Californian air, or Texan or//Cuban air,//Tallying, voalizing all --- resounding Niagara ---//resounding Missouri,//Or rude in my home in Kanuck woods,//Or wandering and hunting, my drink water, my diet//meat,//Or withdrawn to muse and meditate in some deep//recess,//Far from the clank of crowds, an interval passing,//rapt and happy,//Stars, vapor, snow, the hills, rocks, the Fifth Month//flowers, my amaze, my love,//" Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". 456 pp. No marks. spine is tight, slightly faded. Narrow dent in spine. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner&#39;s signature, pencil. Edges browned . Inventory No: 025343. .

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        Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it Is Not.

      FIRST EDITION; EARLY ISSUE, [5],79,[1]pp., Yellow printed endpapers with advertisements dated 1860. Original black cloth. A very good, near fine copy, London. Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, Booksellers to the Queen. [The right of Translation is reserved.] n.d. [1860]. * Bishop and Goldie No 4.Distinctive issue-points are: 1.) Bottom of title page. This contains "[The right of Translation is reserved.] 2.) p. 20. Sidenote: "Why must children have measles, etc. (Uncorrected version) 3.) p. 40. line 23 "arrow root" (Uncorrected version). 4.) p. 44. Line 22. "chesnuts" (Uncorrected version). 5.) p. 65. Sidenote "Physionomy" (Uncorrected version). 6.) p. 67. Sidenote: "...decline." (Uncorrected version). 7.) p. 69. Sidenote: "Average rate of mortality tells us." (First correct version) 8) p. 73. Heading "Observations on the sick" (Original version). 9.) The first issue does not have "[The right of Translation is reserved.]" at the bottom of the tile page. Apart from this, the present copy has all the variants which distinguish the first issue. * "After receiving training in Germany and France, Florence Nightingale had some nursing experience in England. The Crimean War gave her an opportunity to demonstrate the value of trained nurses. Within a few months of her arrival at Scutari, the mortality rate among soldiers there fell from 42% to 2%. Florence Nightingale lived to become the greatest figure in the history of nursing." (G&M). "In this book Miss Nightingale laid down the essential principles for the care of the sick, and introduced a new profession for women." Grolier One Hundred (Medicine), 71. Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 215.

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        Notes on Nursing

      Harrison, 1860.. First edition and an undoubtedly early impression of the much revised key text book of the nursing profession. Brown covers with title and author in gold debossed lettering. Yellow endpapers advertising Burke's Peerage for 1860 and the foreign Office list. Title page carried the text [The right of Translation is reserved.] Ink initials and 1862 date on half title. some underling in the text. The great majority of known errors and later corrections remain uncorrected (full details on request, or any specific query answered). condition is generally very good, but the spine is splitting. Remains of a handwritten label on the spine. further scans on request.

      [Bookseller: Steve Hare/Parade Books]
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        Notes on Nursing: What it is, And What it is Not

      London: Harrison. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Previously owned by Charles Augustus Bagot, with his inscription to titlepage and annotation in his hand within. 1860. New edition, revised and enlarged. Black half-leather cover over red marbled boards. 221pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: Charles Augustus Bagot was a member of a prominent Irish family. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and pursued a profession in law .

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        Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What it is Not

      London: Harrison, 1860 In its original grey soft blind tooled leather, title in gilt to center small faint stain to head of front cover, corners are a little bumped, small stain to lower cover. No title to spine, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers with adverts, ink name dated 1860 to title page (D Lewis), right of translation to base, verso of Tp is blank as is verso to page 79, 79 pp. first edition, 2nd issue. A very collectible title. (Osler 7737)Nightingale, reformer of Army Medical Services and of nursing organization, and whose best-selling book Notes on Nursing (1860) she referred to disease as being &lsquo;a reparative process which Nature has instituted&rsquo;. It was the duty of the nurse to put the patient in a position for nature to act on him; the nurse was thus aiding God&#39;s law, hence the emphasis on fresh air and the design of the Nightingale wards. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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