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        Animalcules infusoires vivant sans gaz oxygène libre et déterminant des fermentations. SS. 344-347. In: Comptes rendus. de l'Académie des Sciences. Band 52.

      Paris Mallet-Bachelier 1861 - (25,5 x 21 cm). 1388 S. Einfacher Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. "The discovery of strict anaerobiosis, important for general biology since it shows that oxygen gas is not a requisite for life" (G/M). - "This is the first report that any organism can live and reproduce in the complete absence of free oxygen. This discovery opened up for Pasteur a new field of study, relating fermentative and biological processes to the presence or absence of oxygen. There are a large number of organisms now known that will grow under anaerobic conditions" (Brock). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, gebräunt bzw. knittrig. Einband mit leichtem Lichtrand und etwas bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 10, 350; Garrison-Morton 2475.1; Brock, Milestones in Microbiology S. 39 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1861 1st ed Manual of Bayonet Exercise SIGNED by Union CIVIL War General Bragg

      Philadelphia [Pa.] : J.B. Lippincott, 1861. - 1861 1st ed Manual of Bayonet Exercise SIGNED by Union CIVIL War General Bragg George Brinton McClellan (1826 – 1885) was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican-American War, and later left the Army to work in railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War. This famous infantry manual was used during the American Civil War; and incredibly!, this copy was signed by General Edward Bragg! Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (1827 – 1912) was a Democratic politician, lawyer and Union Army general from Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1877 to 1883 and from 1885 to 1887 and subsequently served as a foreign diplomat. Main author: George B McClellan Title: Manual of bayonet exercise : prepared for the use of the Army of the United States Published: Philadelphia [Pa.] : J.B. Lippincott, 1861. Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Incredible provenance! Owned and SIGNED by Edward S. Bragg! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all 111 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 24 plates Publisher: Philadelphia [Pa.] : J.B. Lippincott, 1861. Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 12.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        12 Song Sheets).

      [ 1861-1865]. - 1. NORDENDORF, C.C. de. Attack Step Quickstep. Danville (Va.): Mrs E. L. Nordendorf, [1865]. Not found in OCLC.2. SCHILLING, Fred[erick]. Brothers hasten on to Battle. Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, [1864]. OCLC: Lincoln Presidential Library only.3. DOANE, Howard. Bury me in the Valley. Cincinnati: John Church, [n.d.]. OCLC: Ohio State University only [possibly another edition]. 4. MCNAUGHTON, J.H. The faded Coat of Blue or the nameless Grave. Ballad. Buffalo, Penn & Remington, [1865]. Stain to lower margins. OCLC: UC Santa Barbara and Library Company of Philadelphia.5. CLARK, James C. Fremont's Battle Hymn. Quartett. Rochester: Joseph P. Shaw, [1863]. Not found in OCLC.6. PARKHURST, Mrs. E. A. Funeral March, to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln, the Martyr President of the United States of America. New York: Horace Waters, 1865. Advert on final page cropped (with some loss) at foot. Issue without vignette portrait.7. MACK, E. General McClellan's Grand March. Philadelphia, Lee & Walker [1861]. Issue without coloured lithograph plate. OCLC: Michigan, Duke, Pennsylvania and Brown Universities.8. WINNER, Septimus. Give us back our old Commander. Philadelphia, Winner & Co, [1862]. OCLC: LC and Morgan.9. EASTBURN, The hearty Welcome Home. Philadelphia: Smith, 1865. OCLC: no copies of Smith imprint but 2 of Auner: AAS and NYHS and one of Johnson imprint: NYHS.10. BECKEL, J. C. Monody on the death of Abraham Lincoln. Sixteenth President of the United States. Born Feb. 12th, 1808, died by the hand of an assassin April 15th, 1865. Philadelphia: Marsh, 1865. OCLC: this issue Lincoln Museum only plus one copy of a Cincinnati imprint of same year at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.11. WHEELOCK, O. Richmond Falls, the War is O'er: Philadelphia: March, 1865. No hard copy found in OCLC.12. CASONELLA. A Song of Peace. New York, W. A. Pond, 1865. OCLC: UPenn, Ocean State, Brigham Young, AAS. All folio and and of 6 pages (except item 5, of 8) including decorative titles. Formerly bound, now separate.

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        Lâ??Enfer... avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction francaise de Pier - Angelo Fiorentino accompagnée du texte italien

      Librairie de lâ??Hachette et 1861 Folio (cm. 43), 2 cc.nn. (occhietto e antiporta con ritratto di Dante), IV - 194 pp., 1 c.nn. con LXXV tavv. f.t. ciascuna protetta da velina â??parlanteâ??. Testo in francese e italiano. Bella legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con nervi ed angoli. Ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Edizione originale con la prima tiratura delle splendide composizioni del Doré, incise in legno con particolare finezza. Rarissima. Mambelli, 321 (con collazione errata). Presente - secondo ICCU - in sole quattro Biblioteche italiane.

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        Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Vol. 5, Sessions 1860-61. Nos. I to V.

      London, White Hall Place, 1861. - Halbledereinband mit Rückenschildchen, 8°, 255 Seiten. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar, Einband berieben, gutes Exemplar. Inhalt u.a.: Speke and Grant: East African Expedition, Chapman: South Africa, Gergory: North-Western Australia, M'Cosh: India and China, Du Chaillu: Equatorial Western Africa, Livingstone: Zambesi River and Linyanti, Mackenzie: Missionary Expedtion to the Zambesi and Rufuma.

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Dr. J. Spaeth, Professor der Geburtshilfe an der k.k. Josefs-Akademie in Wien und an Hofrath Dr. F. W. Scanzoni, Professor der Geburtshilfe zu Würzburg.

      Pest Emich 1861 - (18,5 x 13 cm). 21 S. Grüne Original-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe der ersten von drei Verteidigungsschriften, in denen sich Semmelweis gegen die Angriffe aus den Reihen der deutschen Gynäkologen zur Wehr setzt; kurz nach dem Erscheinen seines "unsterblichen Werkes" (Hirsch) "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxe des Kindbettfiebers" verfasst. - Semmelweis sah die Ursache für das Kindbettfieber in mangelnder Hygiene, was damals sehr revolutionär war. "Although the book's information and conclusions were of the first importance, its publication failed to bring about a widespread acceptance of Semmelweis's methods" (vgl. Norman 1926). - Stempel auf Einband. Mit waagrechtem Knick, sonst gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 222; Murphy, Semmelweis S. 666; Waller 8834 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Elsie Venner

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston - 1861. First edition. Blanck's probable second printing. Two volumes, brown blindstamped cloth lettered in gilt. Spine tips with light chipping as usual, else a very clean, sound set. This copy INSCRIBED BY HOLMES TO BAYARD TAYLOR. Longtime friends, Holmes read a Longfellow poem (which he had encouraged Longfellow to write) at Taylor's funeral. A wonderful association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. First edition. Roger Senhouse's copy. Senhouse's notes pencilled on BEP. Boards and spine are marked and discoloured. Gilt text on spine is partially obscured. Minor paper residue on front board. Leading corners, edges and spine are worn, bumped and torn. Five centimetre tear and smaller tears on spine sides. Spine ends and leading corners are nicked. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and rought cut. Ink on front pastedown and FEP. Light creases and marginalia in pencil and crayon on a few pages. Splits on pastedown hinges and between some pages. Text remains clear. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        L Enfer. avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction francaise de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino accompagnée du texte italien

      Librairie de l Hachette et, Paris 1861 - Bella legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con nervi ed angoli. Ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Edizione originale con la prima tiratura delle splendide composizioni del Doré, incise in legno con particolare finezza. Rarissima. Mambelli, 321 (con collazione errata). Presente - secondo ICCU - in sole quattro Biblioteche italiane. Folio (cm. 43), 2 cc.nn. (occhietto e antiporta con ritratto di Dante), IV-194 pp., 1 c.nn. con LXXV tavv. f.t. ciascuna protetta da velina parlante . Testo in francese e italiano. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Journey to Great Salt Lake City. By Jules Remy and Julius Brenchly, M.A.; With a Sketch of the History, Religion, and Customs of the Mormons, and an Introduction on the Religious Movement in the United States

      London: W. Jeffs, 1861. First English language edition. Hardcover. Two volume set. 605 & 508pp. Octavos [26 cm] Original violet cloth with titles gilt stamped on backstrips and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on front boards. Very good. Minor overall fading to boards. Head of boards and backstrip of volume one shows light staining and discoloring. Corners bumped. Internally clean. Bookplate on front pastedown of the second volume. All ten illustrations and the fold-out map are present. Early description of the Mormons and the Salt Lake Valley originally published in French. This is the first English language edition. Flake/Draper 6867. Howes R204. Wagner/Camp 364:2. Scallawagiana 59.

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        Das Leben und die Lehre des Mohammad

      Berlin: Nicolai'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. (G[ustav] Parthey)., 1861-5. Nach bisher Grösstentheils Unbenutzten Quellen. 3 volumes, octavo (220 × 130 mm). Contemporary German black morocco, double fillet roll forming compartments to spine in blind, titles to second and fourth gilt, remaining three blind-tooled; decorative quatrefoil to boards in blind, marbled edges, red and white silk endbands, red silk bound bookmarks, tan endpapers. Errata leaf to rear of vol. I, one leaf of publisher's advertisements to rear of vol. III. Light rubbing to extremities and spines, mild abrasion to vol. II rear board, dent to vol. III front board; spotting to endleaves, pale foxing throughout text as usual. A very good set. First edition of Sprenger's masterwork, the culmination of his unprecedented engagement with primary sources and a significant expansion on his preparatory English-language study, The Life of Muhammad (Allahabad, 1851). Sprenger was "the first European Â… to acquire a precise knowledge of the vast material of the Arabic tradition [i.e. hadith]", having left India for his native Germany in 1856 with a collection of nearly 2000 manuscripts of texts hitherto unknown in the West (Nöldeke et al., The History of the Qur'an, p. 369). Gustav Weil, whose Life of Muhammad was published in 1843, "was probably the first European to apply the historical critical method to the study of Muhammad's life [but] he did not have access to the Hadith" (Bennett, Victorian Images of the Prophet, p. 119). Sprenger deemed the hadith as more reliable than not, though still saw its numerous contradictions as evidence for substantial forgery. In contending that "die Hauptquelle für die Biographie des Mohammad ist der Koran" (p. xv), Sprenger aligned himself with the basic assumption of traditional Muslim scholarship, namely that each verse of the Qur'an can be ascribed to a certain moment in the Prophet's biography. From this orthodox premise Sprenger contended that Muhammad's teachings were inspired by a Christian informant named Bahira whom he had met on a childhood journey to Syria, and a Judaeo-Arabic translation of the Bible produced by Arab Christians; and "following Weil, but supported by his own even more impressive medical knowledge (represented by a medical degree from Leiden), Sprenger suggested that Muhammad's epilepsy resulted in self-delusion, deceit and imposture Â… [and] probably also caused his nymphomania" (Bennett, op. cit. p. 102). Sprenger's chef d'oeuvre is scarce in commerce.

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        A treatise on the integral calculus and its applications with numerous examples

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. vi, [2], 343pp. With half title. [Bound uniformly with:] [Four further works by Todhunter, on Differential Calculus, (Cambridge and London, 1864); Plane Trigonometry, (Cambridge and London, 1864); Analytical Statics, (London and Cambridge, 1866); Algebra, (London and Cambridge, 1866)] [And, near uniformly with:] LARDNER, Dionysius. Handbook of Natural Philosophy...Electricity, Magnetism, and Acoustics. London. Walton and Maberly, 1861. Fourth thousand. xix, [1], 425pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Six volumes. Handsomely bound in mid-Victorian navy calf; elaborately gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpaperes and edges. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else a bright and crisp collection. Each a prize binding commissioned for the Admiralty and presented, each with a lengthy inscription and signature of the Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth Yard, to Thomas J. Dodd, Shipwright apprentice in 1863 (x1) and 1866 (x5). . Second edition. 8vo.

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        Udvalgte Norske nationaldragter tegnede af forskjellige norske kustnere og ledsagede med oplysende text

      Trykt Winckelmann & Sonner (1861), Christiana - In 4, pp. (42) con 15 tavole f. t. e 1 frontespizio in litografia a colori con rinforzi cm 35 x 27. Le ultime cc. del testo riportano partiture musicali. Tutta tela editoriale con fregi oro al piatto anteriore. Dorso con qualche danno. Bella raccolta di tavole raffiguranti costumi norvegesi in litografia a colori, tratte dai disegni di Christian Tonsberg. Testo redatto in novegese, inglese, tedesco. le tavole raffigurano i costumi di: Hallingdal; Hitterdal dans Tellemarken; Saetersdalen; Vos; Hardanger; Fane pre's de Bergen; Moranger et Oster pre's de Bergen; Indre Sogn; Surendal; Gudbrandsdal; Selboe; Helgeland; Lapponi; ENG

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        Great Expectations.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original violet wavy-grained cloth, the covers with floral decoration within linear border stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Custom blue cloth folding case. With 32pp. publisher's adverts at end of Vol. III dated May 1861. Faint paste residue at foot of front covers, a little very light rubbing to extremities, miniscule touch of colour at foot of front joints of vols. I and II, hairline superficial cracks to inside hinges at rear of vol. I and front of vol. II, a few leaves creased where turned down to mark the place, an excellent set. First edition, first impression, published on 6 July 1861, one of 1,000 copies thus. The first edition was divided into five impressions, with distinct title pages labelling them as five editions, perhaps to imply rapid sales. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, based on line-by-line collation of six 1861 copies, with additional spot checks from other copies, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. This copy has all of Cardwell's points for the first impression. Cardwell notes two variable points in Vol. III: in some copies, on p. 103, the page-number 3 is missing; and p. 193, line 23, the initial i in inflexible is missing. In this copy both are present. The first impression of Great Expectations is a famously rare book. Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers (Clarendon 1978) states that 1,000 copies of the first impression and 750 of the second were printed and that probably most of the first and more than half of the second (1,400 copies in all) were published by Mudie's Select Library, where as circulating library copies they inevitably suffered a high rate of attrition. This copy of the first impression is remarkable in exceptionally good original condition, with only minimal marks of Mudie's labels on the front covers.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      München, 2. VII. 1861. 1 S., 4°. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Pettenkofer [...] besuchte [...] bis 1837 das Münchener Alte Gymnasium und studierte anschließend in München Pharmazie, Naturwissenschaft und Medizin. 1843 schloss er sein Studium mit der Promotion zum Doktor der Medizin, Chirurgie und Geburtshilfe ab. Gleichzeitig erwarb er die Approbation als Apotheker. Danach beschäftigte er sich in Würzburg mit Chemie und wechselte dann nach Gießen ins Labor Justus von Liebigs. 1847 ernannte man Pettenkofer zum Professor für medizinische Chemie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, deren Rektor er 1865 wurde. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er in München erster deutscher Professor für Hygiene und richtete dort von 1876 bis 1879 das erste Hygieneinstitut [Max von Pettenkofer-Institut] ein. 1883 verlieh man Pettenkofer den Erbadel; 1890 bis 1899 war er Präsident der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften [...]“ (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Pettenkofer, Schrötter, Chemie, Hygiene, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        A Requiem in Memory of Ellsworth (Sheet Music)

      Firth, Pond & Co, New York 1861 - An uncommon piece of sheet music honoring Colonel E. E. Ellsworth that features a full-length portrait in the center of the front cover surrounded by eight detailed vignettes. From a privately bound home collection so with a rough left edge. 8 pages including the cover. Clean with three small light spots and a small music store stamp on the front cover. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate Flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth assisted by three of his men climbed to the roof and Ellsworth cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. As of 2016, 16 are held by institutions per OCLC; none in the trade and no auction results at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas bis zum Hoch-Plateau von Neu-Mexico, unternommen als Mitgliede der im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten ausgesandten Colorado-Expedition. 2 Bände.

      - Leipzig, Costenoble, 1861 u. O. Purfürst, (o.J. = 1861?). Gr.-8vo. 16, 455 S.; 10, 406 S. Mit 1 Textillustration, 12 farbigen Holzstich-Tafeln, 1 Faksimile u. 1 gefalteten farbigen Karte. Moderne Halbleder mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe des nie ins Englische übersetzten Berichtes über die Colorado-Expedition des amerikanischen Ingenieurs J. C. Ives, die der Reise- und Romanschriftsteller Balduin Möllhausen 1857-58 als Topograph und Zeichner begleitete. Seinen Report legte er dann Alexander v. Humboldt "zu Füßen". Möllhausens "Reisewerke erheben keinen Anspruch auf Wissenschaftlichkeit, sind aber ausgezeichnet durch trefflichste Natur- und spannende Erlebnisschilderungen, reich an tiefen Einblicken in die Welt . der Indianer" (Henze). Möllhausen gilt als wichtiger Indianermaler neben Catlin. - Es existieren neben der oben angegebenen Ausgabe auch Exemplare, wo beide Bände bei Costenoble oder solche, die bei Griesebach erschienen (jeweils mit durchgehender Pagination). - Henze III, 508; Embacher S. 210; Howes M 712; Sabin 49913. - Leicht braunfleckig. Band 1 mit handschriftlichen Signaturen auf dem Titel, Titel von Band 2 mit teilw. entferntem Stempel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mandarin and Son.

      No date. (circa1861). - Albumen studio portrait showing a Chinese man dressed as a mandarin, seated, with his son standing beside him in a casual pose. 27.5 x 20cm. Matted. Photograph a little creased in places with three repaired holes and a small closed tear. Miller's signature in the negative lower left corner, separate caption torn with a little loss. American photographer Milton Miller spent only a relatively short period of time in East Asia (1859 - 1863) but even so he established a name for his portraits of Chinese officials, businessmen and their families. His memorable images are important and Miller's place in the history of photography is recognised by Terry Bennett (History of Photography in China 1842-1860). "Milton Miller was arguably the best portrait photographer in nineteenth-century China. His subjects are never stilted and he tried to tease out the personality of each sitter - often succeeding with such intense immediacy that for a moment or two the intervening 150 years melt away, leaving us feeling wholly engaged, slightly unnerved." An accurate description one feels when viewing this photograph of a Mandarin and Son. However Wu Hung argues that Milton Miller's famous portraits were not all they seemed. On investigating Milton Miller's images carefully, Professor Wu has found that many of the sitters appear not only in a number of photographs but as members of different official ranks, something that would have been inconceivable in Qing China. Rather than being accurate portraits of the Chinese well-to-do of late Qing China as these photographs were believed to be, photographs such as this are examples of a new style of portraiture that is neither Chinese nor Western. Rather they are a fascinating mixture of "local visual norms, Western expectations, and the photographers personal ambitions in a hybrid form". A form of portraiture which has had a wide and long influence on perceptions of China in the West. (Inventing a "Chinese Portrait Style in Early Photography. The Case of Milton Miller" - Wu Hung published in "Brush & Shutter". Getty 2011.)

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        Demokratische Studien. Unter Mitwirkung von L. Bamberger, Karl Grün, Moritz Hartmann, Friedrich Kapp, F. Lassalle, Michelet, H. B. Oppenheim, Ludwig Simon, Adolf Stahr, Carl Vogt u. a. (hrsg. von Ludwig Walesrode). 2 Bände (alles). VII, 487; XII, 554 S., 1 Bl. Halbleinenbde d. Z. (leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken mit altem Signaturschildchen) mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung.

      Hamburg, Otto Meißner, 1860-1861. - Erste Ausgabe des gemeinsamen politisch-literarischen Unternehmens demokratisch und kritisch-liberal gesinnter deutscher Schriftsteller, vollständig mit beiden Jahrgängen sehr selten. Mit zahlreichen Erstdrucken, darunter: Ferdinand Lassalle (Fichtes politisches Vermächtniß und die neueste Gegenwart – Andréas A 33; Gotthold Ephraim Lessing – Andréas A 28), C. Vogt (Ein Blick auf das jetzige Genf), L. Simon (Deutschland und seine beiden Großmächte; Der preußische Constitutionalismus), Karl Grün (Die jüngste Literatur-Bewegung in Frankreich), Arnold Ruge (Der asiatische Geist in seiner Herrschaft über Europa), M. Hartmann (Bruchstücke revolutionärer Erinnerungen – Die Achtundvierziger in den Vereinigten Staaten). – Titel verso mit Stempel, teils mit kleinem Wasserrändchen; sauberes Exemplar. – Stammhammer I 242. Friedlaender 220 (nur Band 1). Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      New York: Colton; and Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1861. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Fine condition. Not in Rumsey.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1861,14th Edition (Smith 15/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1861 Lillywhite Guide. 14th Edition but Smith #15 (this is where the editions get confusiong). It is bound in green with gilt to the front without covers but otherwise complete. Plenty of spotting but nice enough inside. Has the Appendix on Page 117 (hence Smith 15 not 14). It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Sammelband mit 248 Theaterzetteln zu Aufführungen im Theater zu Frankfurt am Main.

      Frankfurt, 1.2.1861 - 10.11. 1860.HLwd d. Zt. 35 x 24 cm. Das reiche Programm umfasste neben trivialen Stücken heute vergessener Autoren auch diverse Opern und Operetten von Mozart, Richard Wagner, Donizetti, Jacques Offenbach, Flotow, Weber u. a. Das Repertoire reichte von Shakespeare bis zu Komödien in hessischer Mundart. - Insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung! Bücher de

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        Op. 14]. Tarentelle. Autograph musical manuscript for piano, two hands

      [1861] 1861 - The only known autograph of Nikolay Rubinstein's Tarentelle (or Tarantella) op. 14, his most popular work, and the only one to have been published in multiple modern editions. Unlike his older brother Anton, Nikolay Rubinstein composed relatively little music. Pazdírek, vol. xxvi, p. 662, lists about 20 works, all for piano.The annotation to the foot of page 1 identifies the manuscript as the engraver's copy for the first edition, published by Bartholf Senff in Leipzig (PN 287; [1861]). The annotation is barely legible, but obviously identical (same words, same hand) with the annotation to the foot of the first page of the autograph of Nikolay Rubinstein's Polka, op. 15, at the Morgan Library, New York (accession number: Cary 578). The paper would appear to be the same as that of the first leaf of op. 15 (the further leaves of op. 15 are different).Senff's first edition has 13 pages of music, while the engraver's markup to the present manuscript indicates a total of 19 pages. Presently, the only known editions with 19 pages are those of the four- hands arrangement. It is possible that the numbers refer to Senff's later four-hand edition; the present manuscript, however, does not contain any hint of the massive additions to the musical text (such as octave doublings) characteristic of the four-hand version. The Jurgenson edition for four hands (PN 6112, from the 1890s, accessible via IMSLP) does not include the notational corrections to the present copy but does include the eight extra measures found on the extension of the first leaf. "Russian pianist, conductor, teacher, and arts administrator, [Nikolay Rubinstein, brother of Anton Rubinstein] studied piano with Theodor Kullak and Alexandre Villoing in Moscow and theory with Siegfried Dehn in Berlin. One of the greatest pianists of the second half of the nineteenth century, he mostly performed in Moscow. He championed Russian music and premiered many works by Tchaikovsky, who dedicated his First Symphony and Second Piano Concerto. to Rubinstein; on Rubinstein's death, he composed his Piano Trio 'to the memory of a great artist.' Balakirev dedicated his Islamey to Nikolay Rubinstein [who premiered it in St. Petersburg in 1869]. Rubinstein also contributed to the emergence of a Russian school of conducting. He premiered Tchaikovsky's first four symphonies, Romeo and Juliet. and Eugene Onegin. He was one of the founders of the Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society, whose concerts he conducted from 1860, and of the Moscow Conservatory (1866). His most famous students were Sergey Taneyev and Alexander Siloti." Muzykal'nyi entsiklopedicheskii slovar', 1990."It is difficult to say which [of the Rubinstein brothers] was the better pianist. In every way as different as the brothers were in personal appearance—the one dark, almost to blackness; the other vary fair—so different was their playing. The playing of Nicholas [Nikolay] was more like that of Tausig, only warmer and more impulsive. Perhaps Anton Rubinstein was the more inspired player of the two, but he was unequal. Nicholas never varied; his playing both in private and in public was always the same, and he kept up the same standard of excellence." Emil von Sauer, quoted in Harold Schonberg, The Great Pianists, p. 279.Rubinstein's most notable appearance abroad was at the Exposition Universelle in Paris on 1878, where he conducted several concerts and played Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. The only holding of Nikolay Rubinstein manuscripts within North America is that of his op. 15 at the Morgan Library cited above. His autograph manuscripts are exceedingly rare to the market. Oblong folio (325 x 255 mm). Disbound. 8 pp. on two bifolia. Notated in black ink on 10-stave music paper. First leaf extended at lower margin with a ca. 23 mm. strip of paper laid down carrying an additional system (eight measures) of music; verso of extension blank. With numerous annotations in different hands, in pencil, blue pencil, red cra [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Portland, Me.: J. Chace Jr., & Co., 1861. Mounted on canvas with wooden roller at top of map (bottom roller lacking). Some tearing and wear at bottom edge. Coated uniformly with a yellow shellac. Good. [with:] A BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEW MAP OF MAINE.... Portland. [1861]. 344pp. Original publisher's cloth. Lightly worn and faded at extremities. Very minor foxing. About very good. An impressive and immensely detailed map of the state of Maine, incorporating the work of the British and American Boundary Commissioners Survey, the U.S. Coast Survey, the State Land Surveys, and the New Brunswick Provincial Surveys. Drawn on a scale of five miles to an inch, the chart shows all the counties and cities in the state, and minutely delineates the coastline. Several cities are shown in inset maps: Portland, Calais, Presque Isle, Houlton, Ellsworth, Bangor, Eastport, Machias, Bath, Farmington, Dover and Foxcroft, Paris Hill, Skowhegan, Waterville, Hallowell, Wiscasset, Gardiner, Augusta, Waldboro, Brunswick, Thomaston, Rockland, Auburn and Lewiston, and Saco and Biddeford. Also included is a table of distances and an engraving showing the mountains of Maine with their height in feet. A rather large inset map shows the United States, and a smaller one shows the world. Phillips' MAPS and Rumsey list an 1862 edition, but not the present one. This is Walling's first map of Maine, and so misses by a year inclusion in Thompson's bibliography of Maine maps. RUMSEY 1153. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385 (both for 1862 ed).

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1861 - Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. First edition. Roger Senhouse's copy. Senhouse's notes pencilled on BEP. Boards and spine are marked and discoloured. Gilt text on spine is partially obscured. Minor paper residue on front board. Leading corners, edges and spine are worn, bumped and torn. Five centimetre tear and smaller tears on spine sides. Spine ends and leading corners are nicked. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and rought cut. Ink on front pastedown and FEP. Light creases and marginalia in pencil and crayon on a few pages. Splits on pastedown hinges and between some pages. Text remains clear. HCW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      Ray Society 1861-1864, London - vi, 384, 29 hand-col plates. 370x265mm. HB. 2 vols, fo., cont. half morocco, raised bands to spine, teg, marbled endpapers, some rubbing/wear to corners and spine. Some foxing/spotting. Attractive copy. From the library of Amyan Macfadyen (1920-2015) with his signature. Macfadyen was an eminent soil ecologist and author of 'Animal Ecology. Aims and Methods' (1963). Also with earlier bookplate of Stanley Pershouse. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CARD. / My fellow Citizens of / Greene and Orange: / In the Orange Chronicle of last week, / I caused myself to be announced as a / candidate to represent you in the Con- / vention just called by the Legislature . / [followed by eight long paragraphs of text in four columns]. Signed in type at the end "John Willis."

      np [1861], NP - Printed broadside, 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, employing bold capitals for the short head. Issued as a campaign platform for a position as one of the delegates to Virginia's secession convention, Willis argues forcefully for secession in this broadside, defends the institution of slavery, and announces that he will work toward removing Virginia from the Union; another Orange County representative was chosen in his stead when the delegates convened in February, 1861. Inscribed on the verso (in the hand of the author or printer?) "J. Barbour / H.W. Vandergraft, Esq & / J.H. Rives, Esq."; Barbour served as a delegate to the convention from Culpeper County and Rives, from Charlottesville, commanded an artillery battery during the ensuing war. "More Virginia Broadsides" 644 (Virginia). Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Folded (several small breaks at fold corners, resulting in the loss of a fewletters); professionally laid down on rice paper, a very good copy. (#5085) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A CARD. / My fellow Citizens of / Greene and Orange: / In the Orange Chronicle of last week, / I caused myself to be announced as a / candidate to represent you in the Con- / vention just called by the Legislature ... / [followed by eight long paragraphs of text in four columns]. Signed in type at the end "John Willis."

      NP: np, [1861]. Printed broadside, 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, employing bold capitals for the short head. Issued as a campaign platform for a position as one of the delegates to Virginia's secession convention, Willis argues forcefully for secession in this broadside, defends the institution of slavery, and announces that he will work toward removing Virginia from the Union; another Orange County representative was chosen in his stead when the delegates convened in February, 1861. Inscribed on the verso (in the hand of the author or printer?) "J. Barbour / H.W. Vandergraft, Esq & / J.H. Rives, Esq."; Barbour served as a delegate to the convention from Culpeper County and Rives, from Charlottesville, commanded an artillery battery during the ensuing war. "More Virginia Broadsides" 644 (Virginia). Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Folded (several small breaks at fold corners, resulting in the loss of a fewletters); professionally laid down on rice paper, a very good copy. (#5085)

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      [Canton 1861]. Single sheet map on thin tender paper,printed. in red, English names, ca 69 x 59 cm., heavily mended on. verso, a few spots missing, slighly misaligned, 9 old folds,. stable, solid, sold "as is." RARE EARLY WORK. The map has blue pencil on the verso stating: N.B. Dennys: TREATY PORTS OF CHINA AND JAPAN...1861. * The correct citation should be: THE TREATY PORTS OF CHINA AND JAPAN. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE OPEN PORTS OF THOSE COUNTRIES, TOGETHER WITH PEKING, YEDO, HONG KONG AND MACAO. FORMING A GUIDE BOOK & VADE MECUM FOR TRAVELLERS, MERCHANTS, AND RESIDENTS IN GENERAL. By Wm. Fred. Mayers, N. B. Dennys, and Chas. King. Compiled and edited by N. B. Dennys, London 1867, Trubner. * While we are unable to confirm this map is from this book it just may be vis-a-vis the pencil note. * The work is early. It shows Canton from the top center with Gough's Fort and the walled city just below that, Yunetan at the far left; Home of Lepers at far right; lower left shows the Coal depot, lower right sows To Whampoa on the river and the Custom House for salt. * The work show much detail, important houses, temples, streets, Honam and lower central, and that area is where the map simply exceeds its border outline and continues below. * The scale shows perhaps English feet. English is written throughout the work, including some navigational guides ie: Dutch folly; Allied Landing Place, Mud flat left bare when the tide is out et al. Various factories, rice fields, Shamien site are noted. * Condition: While the map is complete within its borders, there are a couple of spots of loss where small pieces have departed; the mending was copious and has a border of additional paper around the edges to give strength to the whole. The map is stable, but printed on very old thin paper, and is rebacked on a stiffer paper. As is the case with many older maps, there is some poor registry where pieces of paper were joined, which was common practice formaps of this early period, as different printing plates did not always justify perfectly. Nevertheless, being such an early map, it is a superb candidate for framing and library display. All in all its a nice example of Canton from an early period. Seldom found on the market for sale anymore. * BIBLIOIGRAPHY: H. Cordier Sinica: 2211 H. Cordier: Japonica: 588 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Le Médecin de Campagne" originale kolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung ca.47x59cm (Darstellung/image size) von Gautier nach einem Gemälde von Grenier auf festem Bütten-Karton (55x66cm) unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet;

      - Knoedler New York 1861 [Das dekorative Blatt an den Rändern finger- und braunfleckig. Unten außerhalb der Darstellung mit einem ca.2cm langen hinterlegten Einriss. In der linken oberen Darstellungsecke mit einem diagonalverlaufenden Kratzer. Oben rechts mit kleiner Abriebstelle.]

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        Hamburg von der Aussen-Alster gesehen. Kolorierte Lithographie ( Doppeltondruck ) .

      Carl Gassmann Hamburg 1861 Bildmaß der Darstellung 5,5 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 36,5 x 42 cm - ungeöffnet ). Gezeigt wird der Blick über die Lombardsbrücke und Binnenalster auf die Stadt, mit Mühle, Donner`s Badeanstalt und dem ersten Alsterdampfer *Alina*. Die St. Petri- und Nicolaikirche in Folge des Brandes von 1842 hier noch ohne Kirchtürme. ( vergleiche hierzu das Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon unter der Werknummer 85a, FH ). Das Passepartout gering fleckig, sonst von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hamburg, Wilhelm Heuer, Heuer, Lithographie, Tondruck, Aussenalster, Alster, Lombardsbrücke, Binnenalster, Mühle, Alina, Alsterdampfer, Donners Badeanstalt, Google

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1861. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Third Edition, with Additions and Corrections (Seventh Thousand.) Octavo. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown endpapers. Housed in a dark green flat back box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Folding chart. Advertisement leaf at the end. Bookplate of Arthur B. Duncan to front pastedown, binder's ticket to rear pastedown, and occasional pencil marginalia and underlining. Extremities lightly bumped, spine slightly rubbed and creased, inner hinges superficially cracked, text block strained in a few places but binding firm, front free endpaper lightly creased, tear to rear endpaper professionally repaired. A very good copy. Third edition, first issued in April 1861, 2,000 copies. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences between it and the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin considers his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860.

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        Uncommercial Traveller

      Chapman & Hall, London 1861 - 8vo. 264, [32] pp. Lavender cloth, gilt, blind stamped, spine sunned, good. (12019). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 L.A.S. (signées en tête à la 3e personne)

      s. l. , [1856]-1861 - 2pages et quart in-8, une enveloppe. À M. et Mme Joseph Autran; «M. Delacroix» se rendra avec empressement à leur aimable invitation pour mardi prochain, et présente ses «plus vifs remerciements» pour le bel envoi qu’Autran a bien voulu lui faire. 20 avril 1861.Gratitude pour leur bienveillant souvenir: «il s’était flatté la dernière fois qu’ils ont eu la bonté de l’inviter qu’il pourrait aller dans la soirée leur rendre ses devoirs: mais il s’est trouvé sérieusement indisposé. Maintenant [.] il sera du moins plus heureux en allant le soir leur renouveller mille expressions de reconnaissance et de respect».

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        Ueber Knochen-Resorption (pp.118-132, 3 Holzschnitte).

      - Arch. klin. Chir., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald 1861, 8°, IV, 661, (1 Bl.), 21 Holzschnitte, 11 Tafeln Abbildungen, zum Theil in Farbendruck, 7 Curven-Tafeln, Halblederband der Zeit mit Rvg. Erstdruck! - Ferner von Theodor Billroth: - Ueber abscedirende Peripleuritis (pp.142-162). - Beobachtungsstudien über Wundfieber und accidentelle Wundkrankheiten. Ein ausführliches Inhalts-Verzeichniss des Aufsatzes befindet soch am Ende desselben p.509)(pp.325-511, 7 Curven-Tafeln). - Osteoplastische Miscellen: 1. Osteoplastische Resectionen des Unterkiefers nach eigener Methode; 2.Subkutane Osteotomieen an beiden Tibiae; 3. Uranoplastische Operationen nach Langenbeck (pp.651-659). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CITY OF THE SAINTS And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. Very Good. 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges weakening. Small stamp to half title page and dedication page. First and last few pages a bit yellowed. ; Green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine lettering. Numerous illustrations and one fold-out map; 8vo; 707 pages .

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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift, 1 Seite auf Doppelblatt, in-8, Heidelberg, 13. 3. 1861.

      - An einen Bekannten in Bonn, den er auf der Durchreise besuchen möchte. "Verehrter Freund / ich werde Montag d. 18ten Nachmittags 4 Uhr 14 Min. in Bonn eintreffen, um am Dienstag früh 8 Uhr 15 nach London weiter zu reisen. Da eine frühe Abreise in Privathäusern unverhältnismäßig große Störung macht, halte ich es für besser, wenn ich die mir von Ihnen angebotene Gastfreundschaft zu benutzen, auf eine andere Gelegenheit aufspare, und mich bei Kley einquartiere für die eine Nacht. Ich schreibe Ihnen nur vorher, weil ich Sie am Montag Abend besuchen möchte, wenn keine Verhinderung für Sie vorliegt, und es nicht dem Zufall überlassen möchte, ob ich Sie finde oder nicht finde ." Helmholtz, damals Professor in Heidelberg, hatte von 1851 bis 1858 in Bonn gelebt. Das 1830 erbaute Hotel Kley in der Coblenzerstraße wurde 1906 abgebrochen.

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        The Cloister and the Hearth (4 volumes)

      London: Trubner, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. 4 volumes. Rebound in straight grain blue morocco. Light shelfwear. Spines a shade sunned. Original cloth from covers and spine retained on endpapers. Interiors are clean and sharp. First gathering of volume one pulling loose at bottom, else interiors tight and secure. No advertisements.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        Ein Beitrag zu den untersuchungen über die Bewegung eines flüssigen gleichartigen Ellipsoides.

      [offprint from the Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften], Göttingen, Dieterich, 1861 - 4to (270 x 223 mm), pp 36; a little wear to edges, title a bit dustsoiled, unbound, uncut, as issued. £1275First edition, offprint issue, of Riemann's classic paper on a rotating liquid ellipsoid. 'Continuing work of Dirichlet, in 1861 Riemann studied the motion of a liquid mass under its own gravity, within a varying ellipsoidal surface ., a problem that had been the subject of many works. One of Riemann's classic results deals with the stability of an ellipsoid rotating around a principal axis under equatorial disturbances' (DSB).The present paper was inspired by Dirichlet's Untersuchungen über ein Problem der Hydrodynamik, Göttingen, 1860, pp 42. A copy of this paper, Dirichlet's last work, also in offprint form, accompanies the above. From the evidence of shelfmarks the two have been together for some time.

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        Robert E. Lee's wife, Mary Custis Lee sends a gift of four birds to the wife of Jefferson Davis' nephew and aide, John Taylor Wood

      n.p., ca. 1861-1865. 4" x 2.75". "Autograph Note Signed, ""M C Lee,"" 1 page, 4"" x 2.75"", [n.p., n.d., but circa 1861-1865], to Lola Mackubin Wood, wife of noted Confederate soldier and sailor, John Taylor Wood (1830-1904), Zachary Taylor's grandson and Jefferson Davis' nephew. Vertical crease, light uneven toning, else very good.Lee writes, in full: ""My dear Mrs. Wood I send you 4 little birds which are very nice as you are an invalid perhaps you may enjoy them."" John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginias where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against he U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate costal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided to instead make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade with a crew of Union deserters his boat for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuban on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dekalb.

      1861. An Unrecorded Illinois Broadside? [Broadside]. [Illinois]. Twenty-Second General Assembly. An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dekalb. [Springfield, IL, 1861]. 25" x 14" broadside, dense text in five columns. Complete as issued. Light browning, fold lines, a few chips to each edge, isolated spots to wear at centerfold touching five words, all easily inferred. A rare item. * As far as we can determine, this broadside printing of the act founding this northern Illinois town, home of Northern Illinois University, is unrecorded. This appears to be an unofficial printing. The anonymous printer ran out of space at the end of the fifth column of text. Omitting the penultimate Article 44, on filling the vacancy of the office of the constable, the printer assigned that number to the final pro-forma two-line article, "This act shall be deemed a public act... &c.," but then omitted the date, "Approved Feb. 21, 1861." No copies listed on OCLC or in the state-wide catalogue of the Illinois State Library.

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