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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'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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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'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 'Proto-Leaf,' a prefatory poem that announces the poet'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'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'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's signature, pencil. Edges browned . Inventory No: 025343. .

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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 ‘a reparative process which Nature has instituted’. 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'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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        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 ‘a reparative process which Nature has instituted’. 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'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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        The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1860's-1870's. Illustrated Library Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. VGC.Chapman & Hall, London ,1860's-1870's.Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in complete 26 octavo volumes(I to XXVI).This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition.Hardbacks(marbled front and back covers, gilt lettering to the spine) bound in mainly contemporary half leather(four volumes are in more recent half leather, small nicks and dents on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC. Illustrated with many b/w plates.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks,creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small foxing marks inside some of the pages,pages 49-50 in volume I are slightly loose, previous owner's name written on a sticker inside the front cover of each book except for 4 volumes, marbled endpapers and edges of the pages. The front cover of volume XII has come loose but is repairable. Illustrations by George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne.The collection is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear. A collectable and scarce early edition of The Works of Charles Dickens. Please note: This is heavy set(approx 22 Kg).Books sizes: 7.9 x 4.9 inches. The books are as follows: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club ( 2 volumes, no date given but probably 1867), Nicholas Nickleby(2 volumes, dated 1869), Martin Chuzzlewit(2 volumes, dated 1969), Old Curiosity Shop & Reprinted Pieces(2 volumes), Barnaby Rudge(2 volumes including Hard Times), Sketches by Boz,Oliver Twist(dated 1868), David Copperfield(2 volumes,dated 1870), Pictures from Italy, Bleak House( 2 volumes,dated 1867), Little Dorrit( 2 volumes, dated 1862 & 1867), Christmas Books(dated 1868), Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations( dated 1866), Our Mutual Friend(2 volumes, dated 1869), Dombey and Son(2 volumes, dated 1868).The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club includes Charles Dicken's preface("in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book."). Also, on the second page of the The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club volume I, it is printed: The Best Edition of my Books Is, Of Right, Inscribed to my Dear Friend John Forster, Biographer of Oliver Goldsmith. Many Patient Hours he has Devoted to the Correction of the Proof Sheets of the Original Editions; And in Affectionate Acknowledgement of His Councel, Sympathy, And Faithful Friendship During My Whole Literary Life. This is another paragraph Later Editions: Upon completion of serialization the works were issued as complete novels in one to three volumes with original, and in some instances, additional illustrations. Starting in 1847 the older novels were reissued in what was called the Cheap Edition, these were published in weekly and monthly parts, and then as complete novels. Eventually all of Dickens' novels were reissued in the Cheap Edition. The concept of the Cheap Edition was similar to today's practice of reissuing hardback novels as more affordable paperbacks. Other editions published during Dickens lifetime include the Library Edition: a high quality set published without illustrations in 1858/59. This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition. In 1867 the Charles Dickens Edition was released. This edition featured new prefaces, written by Dickens, who also made minor corrections to the text. Chapman and Hall produced the Peoples Edition in 1865-1867, these were inexpensive monthly installments of the novels aimed at travelers in the very popular bookstalls popping up in railway stations all over Britain. Dickens' works were also published in America, sometimes simultaneously with the British edition and often with little or no compensation to the author or his publishers due to the lack of an international copyright law.

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        History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV ( Complete in 23 Volumes )

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Complete in 23 volumes, illustrated with engraved portraits. Bound in full contemporary vellum, leather title labels, gilt title lettering. Vellum slight discoloured or dust stained in a few places, slightly bumped on some edges, a few small wear abrasion. All bindings in very good clean firm condition, all hinge joints very strong without any real wear. Internally, no writing or marking, early previous owners bookplate on fixed endpapers, pages and engraved portraits in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean set, in very attractive contemporary full vellum bindings. PACKING AND POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM WITHIN THE UK WILL BE £15.. Tenth Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Expériences relatives aux générations dites spontanées. + De l'origine des ferments. Nouvelle experiénces relatives aux générations dites spontanées. + Nouvelles experiences relatives aux générations dites spontanées. + Suite à une précédente communication relatives aux générations dites spontanées.

      Paris, 1860. 4to. 4 papers laid loose in a marbled cover, from "Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Academie des Sciences" vol. 50: pp. 303-307 and pp. 849-854 - vol. 51: pp. 348-352 and 675-678. Uncut, light marginal browning and a few brownspots.. First edition. These 4 papers mark the downfall of the theory of spontaneous generation, and all of Pasteur's later work in this field can be seen as an extension, elaboration, and defence of the principles and methods set forth here, and it is from these conclusions all modern bacteriology and immunology have developed. Pasteur was awarded the Zecker Price 1861 for these discoveries. - Printing and the Mind of Man No, 336 (b) - Garrison & Morton No. 2474

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Collection des vues de Copenhague.

      [Copenhagen] Em. Baeretzen & Co. Impr. lith. [Ca. 1860] 40 x 30 cm. Lithographed title at the cover + 12 tinted lithographic plates. Brown paper boards with litographed tile and a view at the front board. Green cloth spine. Some wear to the board edges. A few minor spots to the boards. Inner front hinge partly cracked. Front fly leaf with some fraying to the margins and foxing. Some spoting and foxing to the margins of the plates. Two plates with a few minor spots in the image area.. A nice collection of views and interiors of Copenhagen from the mid 19th century. Ten of the plates are lithographed by Alexander Nay. He also sketched two of the originals. Nay was a productive and skilled artist. He lithographed many important plate books in Sweden and Denmark. A few swedish examples are "Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor" 1856, "Herregårdar uti Södermanland" 1869, "Uplands Herregårdar" 1881and Upsala framstäldt i Taflor 1870 and 1877. Heinr. Hansen sketched five of the originals. Other artists are Wilhelm Petersen, Emanuel Larsen, Holm and H. C. Stilling. The captions at the plates are in danish, english and french. The plates are: Kjöbenhavn seet fra Valby-Bakke, Toldboden, Kongens Nytorv, Rosenborg Slot, Christiansborg Slot, Börsen, Börssalen i Kjöbenhavn, Thorvaldsens Museum, Universitetet, Portalen til Frue Kirke, Det indre af Frue Kirke, Vor Freleseres Kirke. This book may also have been published with the title "Prospecter af Kjöbenhavn"

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        Über das Verhältnis zwischen dem Emissionsvermögen und dem Absorptionsvermögen der Körper für Wärme und Licht. (On the relation between the radiating and the absorbing powers of different bodies for light and heat). (+) Über die Frauenhofer'schen Linien. (Aus d. Monatsbericht. d. Berl. Acad. October 1859). (2 Papers).

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1860. Contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spine. A few scratches to spine. In "Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. von J.C. Poggendorff", Bd. 109. X,660 pp. and 4 folded engraved plates. Kirchhoff's papers: pp. 275-301 and pp. 148-150. Internally clean and fine. Small stamps to verso of titlepage and plates.. First printing of a milestone paper by "The Grandfather of Quantum Theory" in which he formulates the law named after him, "KIRCHHOFF'S LAW", which was the "key to the whole thermodynamics of radiation. In the hands of Planck, Kirchhoff's successor to the Berlin chair, it proved to be the key to the new world of the quanta, well beyond Kirchhoff's conceptual horizon."(DSB, VII, p.382)."Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission was formulated in 1859 (Über das Verhältnis....) - the paper offered. It is at the same time the simplest and least understood law in physics. Kirchhoff's law states that given thermal equilibrium with an enclosure, the radiation inside will be always black, or normal, in a manner which is independent of the nature of the walls, or the objects they contain. This is known as the concept of universality. That is, that radiation within an enclosure can always be described by a universal function dependent only ontemperature and frequency. This universal function was first given us by Max Planck, in 1900. Kirchhoff's law STANDS AT THE HEARTH OF ALL MODERN ASTROPHYSICS. It is the basis for setting the temperature of the stars, for the gaseous model of the Sun, and for believing that we now know the temperature of the entire universe."(Pierre-Marie Robitaille)..The research background for the paper was his unexpected observation that if the intensity of the solar spectrum increased above a certain limit, the dark D lines were made much darker by the interposition of the sodium flame. he instantly felt, that he had got hold of "something fundamental". These observations are described in the second paper offered here "Über die Frauenhofer'schen Linien..." which was published first in 1859 in Monatsschrift der Berliner Academie.The volume contains many other importent papers in physics and chemistry, by C.F. Schönbein, Zöllner, H. Fizeau, Eisenlohr, W. Heine, Knoblauch, K.G. Neumann, W. Siemens etc

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        Third Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park

      Wm. C. Bryant New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated with 14 plates (9 color lithographs and 5 black and white wood engravings) and one large fold out map of Central Park (lithograph with hand coloring). 72pp. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. First Edition. Report describing the progress of Central Park with extensive information including a list of board members, notes from the treasury, descriptions of continuing construction, comparisons to other New York City parks and explanations on the park's drainage system. The handsome lithographs depict the Terrace, several bridges, vignettes, and a large folding color profile map of the elevations of the park. The impressive map of the entire park "Map of the Central Park Showing the progress of the Work up to January 1st 1860" as laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, shows all footpaths and carriage roads, topography and elevations, bodies of water, buildings and trees. Small tear to map, illustrations in otherwise excellent crisp condition.

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        The Woman in White.

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1860.. Three volumes. Mixed edition, volume I first English edition and volumes II and III second English editions. viii, 316; (2), 360; (2), 368 pp. Attractively bound in recent mottled green half morocco over plain green cloth boards by Bayntun, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panel, gilt decorated to others, top edges gilt. Slight fading to cloth at top edge of lower board of the first volume, a very good set. Cf. Parrish and Miller, pp. 39 & 40, referring to the publisher's circular stating that the first edition appeared in mid to late August 1860. The second edition volumes present here were evidently issued soon after, bearing the same year of publication as the first edition. The 16 pp. publisher's catalogue, which they call for at the end of the first edition of the third volume, is not present here: either never included or not bound in as the case may be.

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        Autograph Quotation Signed by Schuyler Colfax from Lincoln's famous Cooper Institute speech

      Autograph Quotation Signed "Schuyler Colfax", one page, 5.5" x 3.75", New York, August 13, no year. Colfax quotes from Lincoln's famous Cooper Institute speech of February 1, 1860: "Let us have faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty." Corners clipped, otherwise fine.

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        School Atlas of General Geography?

      William Blackwood & Sons Tall 8vo, leather spine and tips, illustrated with 25 double page colored maps, index 30 pp. Some wear at extremities, chip at top of spine, a little foxing, and signature on front endpaper; otherwise maps are bright and clean. Overall very good. A rather scarce atlas. OCLC locates a handful of copies in any edition. Johnston (1804-1871) was a highly respected Scottish geography who published a number of books on geography beginning in the 1840s. He may be best known for his Physical Atlas, first published in 1848, but the present title was a work that continued to be published in many editions. at least into the late 1870s. Maps in this edition include Italy, the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Russia and Poland, Central America, and Switzerland.

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        Sveriges ätliga och giftiga svampar tecknade efter naturen [...] utgifna af kongl.

      Vetenskaps-akademien. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1860-(66). Folio. Litograferat extra titelblad,(2),53,(1 blank),1-2 s. & 94 färglitograferade plr. Nött nära samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Textsidorna ställvis fukt- och småfläckiga. Registerbladet med gamla lagningar. Några plr med små fuktfläckar i nedre marginalen. Alla plr med sina svenska benämningar skrivna med blyerts.. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 129. Blomqvist s. 113. Utkom ursprungligen i tio häften och Peter Åkerlund (1835-71) gjorde de fina illustrationerna, som litograferades av A. J. Salmson. Fries (1794-1878) var förutom professor i botanik vid Uppsala universitet även prefekt över Uppsala botaniska trädgård och museum. Hans viktigaste insatser var inom mykologin där han spelade en central roll även internationellt. Detta är ett av de charmigaste av 1800-talets svenska vetenskapliga planschverk

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        Album de vingt batailles de la revolution et de l'empire d'apres les aquarelles de m. yung. paris, plon, (1860).

      Cm. 30 x 43 (ad album), frontespizio + 20 splendide tavole incise su acciaio e finemente acquerellate (ciascuna protetta da velina). Perfetta legatura editoriale in piena percallina con decorazioni a secco e titoli in oro al piatto. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Copia priva delle 3 carte di testo esplicativo ed in cui il frontespizio risulta essere fatto a mano (perfettamente) in modo identico a quello a stampa. Bella e non comune raccolta di tavole che raffigurano le principali battaglie napoleoniche. Nel presente esemplare la coloritura risulta particolarmente ben eseguita. Le tavole titolano: Siege of Toulon 1798, S.te Euphemie 1806, Prise de Gaete 1806, Combat de Somo-Sierra 1808, Corogne 1809, Prise d'Oporto 1809, Siege de Sarragosse 1809, Talavera 1809, D'Ocana 1809, Passage de la Sierra-Morena 1810, Fuentes D'Onoro 1811, Affaire de Brienne 1814, Combat de Champaubert 1814, Montmirail 1814, Montereau 1814, Craonne 1814, Combat d'Arcis-sur-Aube 1814, Bataille de Paris 1814, Bataille de Ligny 1815, Waterloo 1815.

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      1860. Paperback. 1. SHAPE BOOK. CINDERELLA. (Hamburg: Gustav W. Setiz) circa 1860. 16mo (2 1/2 x 7"), pictorial wraps die-cut in the shape of Cinderella, Fine. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page with text in the middle - done in the same size and format of Prang's shaped books of the same era. Rare.

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        Manuscript Log of the "Typhoon"

      Various places Liverpool Bombay Singapore Manila etc. july 30 1860april 26 1863 Various places [Liverpool, Bombay, Singapore, Manila, etc.], july 30, 1860 - april 26, 1863. (SHIP'S LOG) Folio. Written in ink on rectos and versos of [58] leaves. Contemporary quarter calf, worn and scuffed, spine defective. Binder's ticket of a Liverpool firm on frost pastedown. A few leaves with pieces excised, with some loss. 3pp. later notes in the hands of members of the Salter family of New Hampshire, ca. 1874 . The extreme clipper ship "Typhoon"was built in 1851for the China trade by the firm of Fernald & Pettigrew of Portsmouth, NH. It was first launched in 1851 under the command of Charles H. Salter -- evidently the forbear of Commander James H. Salter, who authored this journal. The "Typhoon" was famous for its speed and power. In a memorable race around the Horn in the summer of 1851, the "Typhoon" defeated the competing clippers, the "Sea Witch", and the "Raven." As the "Typhoon" was sold to a British Company in 1863, this is probably its last journal under an American command. Appropriately, the final entry made by Salter is in Newport Harbor, April 26, 1863

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        Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, Victoria Bridge, over the river St. Lawrence at Montreal

      London: John Weale, 1860. Lithograph printed in two tints by Kell Brothers, with touches of hand-colouring, from a drawing by S. Russel. Fine condition, but inscription cut into with the loss of two letters. 11 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches. 15 7/8 x 23 1/8 inches. A presentation copy of this spectacular print from the 'Construction of the Great Victoria Bridge in Canada', a rare and sumptuously produced work on what was once the longest bridge in the world. Published in 1860, Construction of the Great Victoria Bridge in Canada, is a monument both to a great 19th-century engineering achievement and also to the fascination with new technologies and techniques that characterized the period. This great work was illustrated with several fine views of the various stages of practical construction of the bridge and highly detailed engineers' plans covering all the technical aspects of the project. James Stephenson and Alexander M. Ross were the engineers for the bridge; James Hodges built it for the contractors Sir Thomas Peto, Thomas Brassey and Edward Ladd Betts. Despite the great natural difficulties, not the least of which was the river icing up in winter, the builders encountered in its construction, the bridge was opened to passenger carrying rail traffic on December 19, 1859. Cf. Abbey Travel 631; cf. Sabin 32342; cf. TPL 3914; cf. Spendlove The Face of Early Canada , Toronto 1958, p. 76.

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        Chants et Chansons Populaires de la France. Nouvelle edition. Notices par Dumersan. Accompagnement de Piano par H. Colet. Illustrations par MM. E. de Beaumont, Boilly, Daubigny, Dubouloz, E. Giraud, Meissonnier, Pascal, Staal, Steinheil, Trimolet. Three Vol. with Chansons Populaires des Provinces de France. Notices par Champfleury. Accompagnement de Piano par J.B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemont, Courbet, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, et al. One Vol

      Garnier FreresBourdilliat et Cie. Paris: Garnier Freres Bourdilliat et Cie.. [1848] and 1860. New Edition of the first three volumes with the first edition of the 4th volume all four volumes bound in 2. Lg. 8vo; handsomely bound in contemporary 1/2 red morocco and marbled boards, spine paneled, gilt decorated, title gilt, some rubbing to extremities, hinges of Vol. II starting, generally very good. Each volume illustrated with engraved frontispiece (etching). Each song with 2 pp. explanatory text plus 4 pp. of engraved lyrics surrounded by engraved vignettes plus 2 pp. engraved musical score. Vol. I - Chants Guerriers et Patriotiques Chansons Bachiques Vol. II - Chansons et Chansonnettes Chansons Burlesques et Satiriques Vol. III - Chansons Choisies Romanies, Rondes et Complaintes Vol. IV - Chansons Populaires des Provinces de France Noels, Chansons de Mai, Ballades, Chansons de Metiers, Chansons de Mariees. Volume IV with Notice par Champfleury, Accompagnement de Piano de J. B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemond, Catennacci, Courbet, Faivre, Flameng, Francais, Fath, Hanoteu, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, M. Sand, Stall, Villevielle. The first edition of the first three volumes of this work was published by H. -L. Delloye/Garnier Freres, 1843. This 1848 edition was a reprint with changes and substitutions, notably substituting La Marseillaise by Rouget de Lisle for the opening song in Volume I. Page size: 27.5 x 20 cm. Vicaire II, 246-247. Brivois, pp. 94-96. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 232. See an Image.

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        Oreotrochilus Chimborazo. / 3 Kolibris - baue Köpfchen. Or.-Lithographie. Original colourlithography. In fine condition. Size / Blattgröße ca. 50 x 35cm . Unter Passepartout: Größe - 69 x 50cm.

      Graphik / Lithorgaphie. 50 x 35cm. Gould`s A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds show Gould at the peak of his art. The accuracy of depiction, the composition of each plate, the vibrant and precise colouring, and the sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.

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        Riva am gardasee - riva au lace de garda - riva on the lake garda. printed in germany - n. 931. [1860]?

      Litografia di cm 50x40 (parte incisa) e di cm 60x50 (foglio). Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Grande ed inedita veduta di Riva del Garda che non compare in nessuna pubblicazione consultata. Si vende in cornice, assolutamente rara.

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        Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.

      Basel, 1860. 8vo. A little later green half cloth with a recent printed paper title-label to spine. Brownspotting to some leaves. Some underlinings and maginal annotations, all in pencil. Near contemporary annotations/description pasted on to verso of dedication-leaf. (4), 576 pp.. The scarce first edition of Burckhardt's main work, the groundbreaking work on the culture of the Renaissance, which helped found the historical study of this previously much overlooked era. " "The most penetrating and subtle treatise on the history of civilization", in Lord Acton's words, "a mere essay", as Burckhardt himself called it, "The Civilization of the Renaissance in Ittaly" has, for more than a century, determined the general conception of thirteenth- to fifteenth-century Italy." (PMM p. 210)This classic of Renaissance historiography is of the greatest importance to the development of the history of the Renaissance and of history of art and culture in general. More specifically, Burckhardt here establishes the fact that the Renaissance came first in developing the human individuality to the highest degree. He places the earliest signs of "the modern European Spirit" in Florence, which was a great contributing factor to the comprehension of this city as representing one of the highlights of European culture.The Swiss historian of art and culture, Jacob Chrisoph Burckhardt (1818-1897), contributed seminally to the historiography of these two fields. He is considered the discoverer of the Renaissance, and with his main work he founded the study of thirteenth- to fifteenth-century Italy and thereby the historical study of the Renaissance, the society of which he dealt with all aspects of. In general, Burckhardt's works all constitute an original historical approach to the study of art, culture, social institutions etc. As a highly respected scholar of Greek civilization, Burckhardt, with his original historiographical approach, was highly admired by Nietzsche, who also attended his lectures. The two kept in contact and corresponded frequently. Like Nietzsche, Burckhardt was a great admirer of Schopenhauer, and he greatly opposed the Hegelian interpretations of history."... as in the case of other great historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, no criticism of details can detract from the powerful spell which Burckhardt's book has exercised upon such widely different writers as Ruskin, Nietzsche and Gobineau, as well as upon innumerable lovers of the most magnificent period of European history." (PMM).Printing and the Mind of Man 347

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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. Fifth Thousand.

      London, John Murray, 1860. Orig. full blindtooled green cloth, back gilt. Front endpapers slightly splitting, a contemporary library sticker pasted on upper frontcover. Corners slightly bumped, edges very slightly rubbed, otherwise a good copy. IX (including halftitle),502 pp. + Advertisements: 32 pp. and 1 folded lithographed diagram. A few brownspots to the first leaves and to the last leaves of the advertisements. Otherwise clean and fine and uncut.. Second edition (second issue - the first issue only known in a few copies) - of one of the most influential works ever written, introducing THE DARWINIAN REVOLUTION."The philosopher John Passmore (1983) recently pointed out that only one intellectual revolution - the one brought about by Darwin - has been dignified by the suffix -ism. Hence we have Darwinism, but not Newtonianism, Maxwelllism, Planckism, Einsteinism, or Heisenbergism. This exceptional status is justified, for it would be difficult to refute the claim that the Darwinian revolution was the greatest of all intellectual revolutions in the history of mankind. Its importence lies in the fact that Darwin caused the overthrow of some of the basic beliefs of his age. Furthermore, and this is only now fully realized, Darwin established the basis for entirely new approaches in philosophy." (Ernst Mayr in "Towards a New Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge, 1988" p. 162).Of this second edition 3000 copies were printed. "The new edition is only a reprint, yet I have made a few importent corrections." (Darwin in a letter). - Freeman No 376 with "Fifth Thousand" on titlepage - binding: variant a. - Dibner No 199. - Horblit No 23b (1. edition) - Sparrow No 49 (1. edition). - Printinig and the Mind of Man: 344 b

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        Fordna och närvarande Sverige. Utsigter från Dalarne med sexton plancher (...) / Utsigter från Wermland med sexton plancher (...) / Utsigter från Westmanland med sexton plancher (...)

      Stockholm. 1860-1867. Oblong folio. (35 x 52 cm.) Three parts in one volume. Utsigter från Dalarne: Title + contents + wrapper + (8 pp.) + 16 plates in lithography; Utsigter från Wermland: Title + contents + wrapper + (8 pp.) + 16 plates in lithography; Utsigter från Westmanland: Title + contents + wrapper + (8 pp.) + 16 plates in lithography. Titles and contents leaves were never issued, they were specially made for this copy. Half calf (bound 1930). Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. Title in gilt at spine. Martbled end papers. Top edge gilt. Light wear to the edges of the binding. Small damage to the board paper. One wrapper and one text leaf creased. Wrappers browned as usual. Two plates browned, six plates slightly browned. Four text leaves browned. Four or five stains in the margins. Offsetting from some plates at the verso of the next plate. These are acctually just minor faults on a book in wonderful condition.. The plates shows country estates - in three swedish provinces - in their natural setting. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. Text in French and Swedish. This is the three last parts of the 12 part work "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and Present Sweden) which contains 367 plates all together. It was published in the years 1817-1867. Besides "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" of 1715, this is the most ambitious topographical work ever published in Sweden. These late parts are rare

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        Chemische Analyse durch Spectralbeobachtungen. (Erste-) Zweite Abhandlung. (2 Papers).

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1860, 1861. 2 uniform contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spine. A few scratches to spine. In "Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. von J.C. Poggendorff", Bd. 110 a. Bd. 113. - IX,668 pp. a. 8 folded plates. X,660 a. 8 folded plates. Entire volumes offered. The 2 papers: pp. 161-189 a. pp. 337-381 and plates (one plate in chromolithography, spectra of different elements). Verso of titlepages and verso of plates with small stamps. Internally fine and clean.. First printing of these fundamental papers, constituting the invention of Spectrum Analysis and announcing the discovery of two new elements, Cesium and Rubidium by using the new method of spectroscopy developed by them. This technique, made possible by their invention of the spectroscope is called "One of the most dashing advances of the human mind into the secrets of the composition of matter on earth and in cosmos"(Kedrow in "Spectralanalyse", 1961). The spectral lines proved to be a guide not only to the great world of the outer cosmos, but to the infra-tiny world within the atom. Balmer made the first steps in this direction (the Balmer-lines)."The two investigators advanced, as scientifically established, the law that the bright lines in the spectrum may be taken as a sure sign of the presence of the respective metals. This conclusion was rendered doubtly sure by the discovery in the mineral water of Durkheim, through the spectrum, of two new metals. From the blue and the red lines, by which they were recognized, they were named "Cæsium" and "Rubidium". While spectrum analysis, as a terrestrial science, was due equally to Kirchhoff and Bunsen, its celestial applications belong to Kirchhoff alone."(Cajori in "A History of Physics in its Elementary Branches", pp. 160 ff).In a letter to Henry Roscoe, with whom Bunsen carried out a long importent series of photochemical researches, Bunsen wrote: "At present Kirchhoff and I are engaged in a common work which doesn't let us sleep....Kirchhoff has made a wonderful, entirely unexpected discovery in finding the cause of the dark lines in the solar spectrum, and increasing them artificially in the sun's spectrum, and inproducing them in spectra which does not have lines, and in exactly the same position as the corresponding Frauenhofer lines. Thus a means has been found to determine the composition of the sun and fixed stars with the same accuracy as we determine sulfuric acid, chlorine, etc., with our chemical reagents. Substances on the earth can be determined by this method just as easely as on the sun, so that, for example, I have been able to detect lithium in twenty grams of sea water."

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