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        Hisoire de Mr. Jabot. Wahrscheinlich Ausgabe 1861

      - OLWd., quer 4° mit 52 Bild-Tafeln. Einband etwas lädiert – gelockert. Rückendeckel teilweise abgerissen. Einband berieben u. abgegriffen. Kanten u. Ecken beschabt. Ex libris u. Buchhändlerschildchen auf Vorsatzplatz eingeklebt. Seiten durchg stockfleckig – stellenweise stärker, sonst ordentliches Exemplar, guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Inde pittoresque. L'Illustrations par MM. Rouargue et Outwaith.

      Paris, Morizot, Librairie-editeur, 1861,. in-4°, VIII + 1 ff. + 502 p., orne d'une vignette de titre, de 20 gravures sur acier dont 4 en couleurs, pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure demi-chagrin, dos a nerfs, caissons ornes d'encadrements dores, plats percaline, tranches dorees. (Dos avec minuscule accident sans gravite).. Histoire, religion, litterature, l'Europe dans l'Inde (les Portugais - Hollandais - Anglais - France), promenades dans l'Inde (e.a. L'Himalaya - Benares - Luknow - Pendjab - Sikkim Madras - Bobay - Goa) , Ceylan,(Colombo - Kandy - Trincomalie) et la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. Jolies illustrations, d'une grande finesse. Bel exemplaire, habille d'une reliure fraiche de l"epoque. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Vicaire III/573-574.

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        Herrick, Harrison B Group of three daily diaries for 1861, 1863, 1865, and two others for 1866 and 1867 Together five diaries

      Various places, 1861-1867 Group of three daily diaries for 1861, 1863, 1865, and two others for 1866 and 1867. Together five diaries. Various places: 1861-1867. Each 12mo morocco wallet style bindings, four black one red. Diaries for 1861 and 1863 in pencil, others combination of pencil and ink. All bindings are worn, 1863 is more so, and a couple have some tears along edges and hinges. The 1866 diary has more significant wear,m and some cracks along the edges. Group of 10 pages are loose in 1863. Condition of writing varies, but generally fairly legible. Overall the group is in very good condition.Herrick was from Syracuse, New York and served in Company D of the 110th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. However, information from the National Park Service archive suggest he served with the 12 Regiment out of New York. He appears to have served during the siege at Port Hudson, and did garrison duty at the infamous Union prison Fort Jefferson in Florida. The first diary covers his enlistment in April 1861 to the end of that year. The diary describes training and the trip to Washington, where the regiment was reviewed by President Lincoln. It appears that in July 1861 he was discharged for medical reasons, but for some reason he re-inlisted in August 1862. The diary for 1863 covers the entire year, and includes descriptions of the siege and assault on Port Hudson. Herrick seems to have been ill during this period and stayed in camp a lot.  In February 1864, Herrick and the 110th began garrison duty at Fort Jefferson, the much reviled Union prison located on Garden Key Island in the Gulf of Mexico.  While Herrick?s descriptions often seem somewhat monotonous (the weather, his health, which ships came in, his impressions of various drills), this diary is one of very few first hand accounts inside the prison. There are some interesting entries, including a prison detail discovering coffins while digging a foundation for a new building,  an officer arrested for selling whiskey to prisoners, and a prisoner being "strung up" for stealing. Perhaps the most significant content of this diary is related to Lincoln?s assassination. In an entry on April 22nd, a ship brings news to the prison "they had three prisoners slung up for rejoicing over it" Then, in an entry dated July 24th, the naval transport, Florida, brought three of the Lincoln assassination  conspirators, Samuel Arnold, Michael O?Laughlin, and Dr. Samuel Mudd to the prison.  This prison wasn?t known for kindly treatment of prisoners, the weather usually very hot and humid, and the place was infested with bugs and misquotes. The food was what you would expect, and Samuel Arnold was reported to have said the meat was so rotten "dogs ran from it." nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers

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        Framley Prsonage (In 3 volumes)

      Smith, Elder and Co., London, London 1861 - Attractively bound in quarter-leather blue spine stamped in gold; with 5 raised bands, leather tips and marbled paper-covered boards. Top edges gilded. Hinges on volume 1 reglued. Wear and rubbing to the leather spines and to the corners. Clean throughout and printed on high-quality white paper. Rebound from the original boards without the ads. With all 6 engraved plates by J. Edgar Millais present (a frontispiece with tissue guard and an additional pate per volume). Tissue guard in volume 1 is missing. The fourth novel in the Brchester sequence. With the comma correctly placed in "Mark," on p. 238, line 17 of volume 3. With the striking armorial bookplate of Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet. on the front paste-down of each volume. Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet KCB FRS (1831-1915) was a Scottish physicist noted for his work on ballistics and gunnery. He was secretary of the British government select committee on the replacement of smooth-bore cannon with rifled artillery and carried out research on the subject. In 1859 he became Assistant-Inspector of Artillery and in 1860 a member of the Ordnance Select Committee and of the Committee on Explosives, remaining on the committee until it was dissolved in 1880. In 1862 he invented the Electro-Mechanical Chronoscope to measure small time intervals between triggers inserted into a gun to determine the acceleration of projectiles as they travelled down the barrel, allowing him to assess the performance of different powders. (Wikipedia) Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. In 1851, Trollope was sent to England, charged with investigating and reorganizing rural mail delivery in southwestern England and southern Wales. The two-year mission took him over much of Great Britain, often on horseback. Trollope describes this time as "two of the happiest years of my life." Trollope then devised the plot of Framley Parsonage, setting it near Barchester so that he could make use of characters from the Barsetshire novels. Framley Parsonage proved enormously popular, establishing Trollope's reputation with the novel-reading public and amply justifying the high price that Smith had paid for it. The early connection to Cornhill also brought Trollope into the London circle of artists, writers, and intellectuals, not least among whom were Smith and Thackeray. (Wikipedia) First English Edition with the date of 1861 on title pages of all 3 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Rechtmäßige Original-Ausgabe. Band 1-21 in 11 Bänden ( so vollständig - mit den Bänden 19-21 = Briefe 1-3 ).( beiliegend: Heine: Der Nachlaß, Hoffmann & Campe )

      Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg 1861 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1861 - 1865, der abschließende und hier vorliegende dritte Band der Briefe erschien 1866. Die vorliegende Werkausgabe = Erste Ausgabe, WG2 / 29 ). Mit zusammen ca. 7900 Seiten. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 17,5 x 11,5 cm ) Inhalt: Band 1-2: Reisebilder; 3-4: Englische Fragmente und Shakspeare's Mädchen und Frauen; Novellistische Fragmente; 5-7:. Über Deutschland ( Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland; Die romantische Schule; Elementargeister und Dämonen ); 8-11: Französische Zustände ( Das Bürgerkönigsthum im Jahr 1832; Die parlamentarische Periode der Bürgerkönigthums; Kunstberichte aus Paris ); 12: Ludwig Börne. Eine Denkschrift; 13-14: Vermischte Schriften; 15-18: Dichtungen ( Buch der Lieder; Tragödien und Neue Gedichte; Atta Troll; Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen; Zeitgedichte; Romanzero; Letzte Gedichte; Nachlass-Gedichte ); 19-21: Briefe. Einbände teils etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen ( Einbandecken teils auch stärker bestoßen ), bei Band 1 ist der schmale Einbandrücken etwas angeplatzt und das obere Kapital ist etwas ausgefranst. Die abschließenden 2 Briefbände am oberen Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens etwas beschädigt. Innen von meist guter Erhaltung, nur wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt guter Zustand in der seltenen Halbleder-Ausgabe. Zusammen 11 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 6500 Gramm ) ( beiliegend: Heinrich Heine: Der Nachlass - der lyrische Nachlass - der Prosa Nachlass. Teil 1 und 2 in einem Band, Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg, 1925 mit XXX, 334 + XXXVI, 267 Seiten, mit einigen Abbildungen und Faksimiles. Ohldr mit Kopfgoldschnitt, 8° ( 21 x 14,5 cm ). Einband stärker berieben, etwas fleckig, Buchschnitt stärker stockfleckig, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. Octavo. Very good+ in original embossed coral cloth with gilt spine. Previous owner?'s inscription on ffep. Interior is quite clean and bright; hardly any foxing. Housed in a nearly fine morocco-backed slipcase with matching coral cloth. 364pp., plus ads.

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        Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Koerpers. Parts I-II

      Cotta, Munich 1861 - Rüdinger, Nicolaus (1832-96). Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Körpers. Parts 1-2. Folio. 13 unnumbered leaves. Parallel text in German and French. 10 photographic plates (numbered I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII-XI, XII, XIII & XIV). Munich: Cotta, 1861. 500 x 352 mm. Loose in cloth-backed portfolios as issued; light soiling, a few ties on portfolios defective. Minor foxing & browning, but very good. First Edition of the first 2 parts of Rüdinger's excellent photographic atlas of the peripheral nerves, an important pioneering effort in medical photography, contemporary with the photographic atlases of Luys in France. According to the prospectus tipped to the inside front cover, Rüdinger's atlas was intended to appear in 10 parts, with the first two devoted to the peripheral nerves of the head, the third through fifth to the nerves of the back, neck and arm, and the last four parts to the nerves of the torso, lower extremities and the sympathetic nervous system. The work was apparently never completed; however, OCLC cites copies with 26 leaves and either 39 or 46 plates, indicating that at least one more part was issued. See Meyer, Historical Aspects of Cerebral Anatomy, pp. 146ff. re later neuroanatomical contributions by Rüdinger. Hirsch (giving publication dates as 1861-67). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co, 1861. First edition. 2 ff., 360; 384; 328; 435 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, spines titled in gilt. Binders ticket of Westley's, London. Bookplates of Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpole. Professionally rebacked to the highest standard, preserving original spines, overall a very pretty copy, housed in a leather-backed slipcase. Anthony Trollope's Copy A note laid into the first volume, signed by Muriel Trollope, indicated that this copy stayed with the Trollope family until 1932. A pencilled note by Hugh Walpole on the verso of the front flyleaf, dated 1933, reveals that he purchased it from the family through the agency of Michael Sadleir. The rear endleaf bears the Quaritch collation mark. Though nowhere noted in the book, this was lot 3134 in the H. Bradley Martin sale.Set in of the latter part of the 15-century, and against a background of the Reformation, the invention of printing, and a wealth of historical characters such as Luther, Deschamps, Villon, and Erasmus (as a child), Reade weaves a rich tapestry revolving around the tragic love-story of Erasmus' parents.Charles Reade became involved in a dispute with Anthony Trollope after turning the novel Ralph the Heir into the play Shilly-Shally (1872) without Trollope's permission. This situation was somewhat unusual for Reade because he was more frequently on the other side in cases of unauthorized adaptations and pirated editions.

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        2 Bildnisse. Bleistiftzeichnungen. Auf dem Unterrand jeweils signiert, bezeichnet und datiert.,

      1861 bzw. 1865. 1861 - Formate 15 x 15 bzw. 24 x 19 cm. 2 Blatt Beistiftzeichnungen, je 30 x 22 cm. 1. Frauenbildnis in Dreiviertelfigur der "Emilie Malbet (?)". Bezeichnet "Stackelberg, 22.VIII.61 - 2 Stund." - 2. Brustbildnis des Robert Hirnschrot. Bezeichnet: " 4.-7.I.65 in 4 Sitz. von 1 Stunde". - Clementine, geboren 1816 als Tochter des wohlhabenden Kaufmanns Henrich Escher-Zollikofer, (verh. Stockar-Escher) war eine Schweizer Zeichnerin und Aquarellistin. Ihr Oeuvre umfaßt mehr als 800 Blätter, überwiegend Stillleben und Genrebilder oft mit Motiven aus den Parkanlagen des väterlichen Belvoirparkes in Zürich. Ihre Ausbildung im Porträtfache erhielt sie hauptsächlich durch Privatunterricht des badischen (später auch französischen) Hofmalers Franz Xaver Winterhalter während dessen Zürcher Aufenthalte. Der Einfluss des Meisters ist bei den vorliegenden Arbeiten kaum zu übersehen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        THE PROGRESS OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALFRED ERNEST ALBERT THROUGH THE CAPE COLONY, BRITISH KAFFRARIA, THE ORANGE FREE STATE, AND PORT NATAL, IN THE YEAR 1860

      Cape Town: Saul Solomon, 1861.. xii,180pp. plus photographically illustrated titlepage and sixteen mounted albumen photographs. Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light scattered foxing, occasional faint offsetting from images. Photographs generally clean. Very good. An early photographically illustrated book, and the first such book printed on the African continent. The volume was made to commemorate the visit of Alfred, Duke of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha, one of Queen Victoria's sons. The book was designed to showcase the colony, which had hitherto been viewed in a less than positive light by the general British public. Prince Alfred was well- received by the colonists in South Africa, and the volume contains many positive facts about the colony's usefulness to the British Empire. The book includes seventeen images by photographer Joseph Kirkman, who was active in South Africa from 1859 to 1870. Some of the images in this volume are photographs of drawings or other artwork, but others do capture live scenes along the Prince's route, including a grand portrait of the African chief Moshesh and his advisors. The chief is pictured seated in the center of the image, dressed in a top hat and suit, holding a cane. The man seated next to him glowers at the camera and is draped in an animal pelt and holds a spear. Four men, all in Western dress, stand arrayed behind them. The images taken from life during the Prince's progress are as follows: [Untitled image on the titlepage showing several men next to a rail car full of large rocks. In 1860 Kirkman and Frederick York were employed by the Government and the Harbour Board to photograph the tilting of the first truck of stone off the Breakwater by Prince Alfred. This is, presumably, an image from that scene.] "Graham's Town, from the West" "The Reception of the Prince by a Burgher Escort near Queenstown" "The Prince's Interview with the Tambookies" "Moshesh and His Counsellors" "The Prince and His First Wildebeeste" "The Prince's Travelling Equipage" Not in THE TRUTHFUL LENS. A rare and interesting work, and notable for being the first photographically illustrated book produced in Africa.

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        CIVL WAR-ERA HOLOGRAPHIC NOTEBOOK KEPT BY A UNION NAVAL GUNNER ABOARD THE U.S.S. Quaker City, ca. 1871].

      [Various American ports. ca. 1861]. - [106]pp. 12mo. Original limp calf, lined paper. Minor edge wear, front cover bowed. Pencil notes and drawing of a woman in profile on front endpapers. Minor dust-soiling to text, last two leaves removed. Very good. An engaging manuscript journal kept by "Joseph Furlong, Acting Gunner, U.S.N." per his ownership inscription on the first leaf. According to David Dixon's NAVAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR, Furlong served as the acting gunner on the U.S.S. QUAKER CITY, a heavy sidewheel steamship built in 1854 and leased by the Union Navy at the start of the Civil War. Chartered in 1861 and subsequently purchased by the Navy, the ship was outfitted with a powerful 20- pound long rifle and assigned to help enforce the Union blockade of the ports of the Confederate States of America. The journal opens with fifteen manuscript pages in pencil listing the "Table of Allowances of Ordnance Stores for 2nd Class Sidewheel Steamer" and other "Miscellaneous" supplies. This is followed by ninety-one manuscript pages in ink titled "Questions and Answers in Naval Gunnery," consisting of 396 numbered questions and answers ranging from "Q. What is a Gun made of? A. Of Cast Iron Metal" to "Q. What is the charge for a 24 Pdr Howitzer of 1310 lbs? A. 2 lbs." One of the last entries addresses the recipe for gunpowder, here given as fifteen parts nitre, ten parts sulphur, and fifteen parts charcoal. There are no notations or references for the source of these entries, but they read as class notes copied from a standard reference work. It would be another fifty years before the publication of the first BLUEJACKET'S MANUAL, the standard handbook for personnel of the United States Navy. Many sailors at this time were practically illiterate, so the oral traditions and procedures of petty officers were the basis of enlisted sailors' education. Furlong could have gleaned the material from James Harmon Ward's AN ELEMENTARY COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY: PREPARED FOR THE USE OF THE MIDSHIPMEN AT THE NAVAL SCHOOL (1846). Placed in service only six days after President Abraham Lincoln declared a blockade of the Confederate coast, the QUAKER CITY was one of the most active and effective blockaders in the Union Navy, capturing at least ten ships flying the Confederate flag. At various times, the ship patroled the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, New York, the Gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi River, the Bahamas, Key West, Charleston, and more, capturing Confederate ships in every port of call, including Confederate commerce raiders like the MODEL, the LILLA, and the ADELA. After taking a pounding during its service in the war, the ship was decommissioned in 1865 and sold back to commercial interests. Interestingly, during a trip to Europe in 1867, Mark Twain chose the ship as a setting for his INNOCENTS ABROAD. Later, the QUAKER CITY was renamed several times and served in the Haitian Navy before sinking off Bermuda in 1871. This manuscript journal is an enthralling read for naval historians, especially of the Civil War era. Naval operations during the war are often overlooked in favor of the famous land battles, but they were no less important in winning the war for the Union. This journal is a first-hand memento of the sailor's life from one of the defining eras in American history.

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        National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval: Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Comany 27 Beekman Street, 1861. First edition. Engraved title-page in each volume. Engravings throughout after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. 620; ii, 660; 642 pp. 3 vols. 4to. Contemporary half brown morocco. Binding rubbed, waterstaining to vol. III at corners. A history of the early days of the Civil War, written nearly contemporaneously with the events it describes and profusely illustrated with engraved portraits and battle scenes by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast.

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Dr. J. Spaeth (1861) . . . [with] Offener Brief an sämmtliche Professoren der Geburtshilfe (1862)

      Pest; Ofen: G. Emich; K. ungar. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1861. First edition. Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp (1818-65). (1) 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. 8vo. 21, [1]pp. Pest: Gustav Emich, 1861. 190 x 128 mm. (2) Offener Brief an sämmtliche Professoren der Geburtshilfe. 8vo. viii, 92pp. Ofen: K. ungar. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1862. 203 x 137 mm. Together 2 items, in original wrappers, wrappers of no. (2) a little worn, soiled and chipped, spine neatly reinforced with cloth tape, upper portion of no. (2)'s title-leaf cut away not affecting text. Minor soiling. The two pamphlets preserved in a cloth box.First editions. In the 1840s, while serving as house officer of Vienna's First Obstetrical Clinic, Semmelweiss was struck by the fact that the clinic exhibited a 13.10 percent mortality rate from puerperal fever, while the Second Obstetrical Clinic, which trained midwives, had a mortality rate over five times lower. After the death of one of his friends from blood poisoning following a wound from an autopsy knife, Semmelweiss made the connection between cadaveric contamination and puerperal fever, which displays a pathology similar to the septicemia that had killed his friend. He concluded that the doctors and students of the First Clinic carried the infection on their hands from the autopsy room to the maternity wards and conveyed it to their patients during manual examination. He instituted a program of hand-washing in chlorinated lime between autopsy work and examination of patients; one month later, the First Clinic's mortality rate had dropped by ten percent. In 1847 and 1848 Ferdinand von Hebra, editor of the Zeitschrift der k.k. Gesellschaft der Aerzte zu Wien, announced Semmelweis's discovery in two issues of the Zeitschrift (see Garrison-Morton 6275 and Printing and the Mind of Man 316b), comparing its significance to Jenner's discovery of vaccination. However, Semmelweis was at first reluctant to publish anything on his methods, with the result that they were widely misunderstood and criticized. Finally, fourteen years after initiating his system of prophylactic hand-washing, Semmelweis published Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers (1861; see Garrison-Morton 6277), containing his observations on the etiology, contagiousness and prevention of puerperal fever and emphasizing the importance of hand-washing. Although the book's information and conclusions were of the first importance, its publication failed to bring about a widespread acceptance of Semmelweis's views and methods; instead, the connection he had made between cadaverous infection and puerperal fever was rejected by a large proportion of the medical establishment. Die Aetiologie was subject to several unfavorable reviews, to which Semmelweis responded with a series of open letters, published in pamphlet form in 1861 and 1862, in which he bitterly attacked his critics.He wrote his famous Open Letters to Joseph Späth, Friedrich Wilhelm Scanzoni von Lichtenfels and Siebold in 1861 full of desperation and fury for reluctance to accept his doctrine. He called upon Siebold to arrange a meeting of German obstetricians somewhere in Germany to provide a forum for discussions on puerperal fever where he would stay "until all have been converted to his theory." (Hauzman, Erik E [2006]. "Semmelweis and his German contemporaries". 40th International Congress on the History of Medicine, ISHM 2006,l Wikipedia).The abusive language Semmelweis used in these letters was an indicator of his increasing mental instability. He eventually suffered a mental breakdown in 1865 and died the same year-ironically, due to septicemia from an infected finger.Semmelweis issued two "Open letter" pamphlets in 1861, one addressed to Drs. Joseph Späth and F. W. Scanzoni, and the other to Drs. Eduard von Siebold and Scanzoni. We are offering the first one here. The 1862 "Open letter" is addressed simply to "Professors of Obstetrics". Norman 1928 (no. [2]).

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        Historia del levantamiento, revolución y guerra civil de España. Crónica de todos los acontecimientos notables, glorias, triunfos, combates y sufrimientos de los españoles para salvar su libertad e independencia, comprendiendo todos los grandes sucesos ocurridos desde el reinado de Carlos IV hasta la mayoría de S. M. la Reina Doña Isabel II

      Librería de D. Leocadio Lopez, Madrid 1861 - 599-477 pags. 2 volúmenes. Falto de cubiertas, requiere encuadernación

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        The Monks of the West from St Benedict to St Bernard

      - Edinburgh and London- William Blackwood and Sons 1861 - A first edition of this work by The Count de Montalembert. First translated edition. Complete in seven volumes with a folding map and folding genealogical tables. Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert was a French publicist, historian and Count of Montalembert. Montalembert was an ardent student of the Middle Ages and in particular the religious history of the middle ages. He wrote several works that combined history with his own religious sentiments. The first five volumes of this work were written by Montalembert however it was left unfinished after his death. The final two volumes were completed from fragments found among Montalembert's papers. This set is scarce with the additional two volumes. Condition: Four volumes in cloth bindings rebacked with original backstrips preserved. Three volumes rebound in red cloth. Externally, volumes I-IVrubbed with bumping. Splitting to cloth at joints. and some loss to original backstrips. Slight loss to board of volume I. Volumes V-VII smart with some light shelfwear. Library labels to spines of volumes V-VIII. All volumes with library bookplates to front pastedown and library stamps and annotations to front free-endpapers. Internally, binding to volumes I-IV strained in places. Binding to volumes V-VIII firm. Pages generally bright and clean with occasional spotting. Overall: Volumes I- IV are GOOD O with volumes V-VII VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 6. I. 1861. - 4 SS. 8vo. An einen "vielgeliebten Freund": "Wie es uns armen Musikanten mit dem Schreiben geht, darüber haben Sie ein wahres Wort in Ihrem Briefe an Friedländer gesprochen; wir setzen zehn Mal an, aber bald ist es eine Stund, die sich anmelden lässt, bald durch Zweifel uns ein Gedanke, der die Unsterblichkeit revidiert, und aufgeschrieben werden muß, bald erscheint eine agitierte Mutter, die nicht begreift, warum das liebe Töchterchen immer Skalen spielen muß, bald kommt ein fremder Kollege, der eine Wohnung miethen, zwanzig Recensenten besuchen, Rath für 10 Konzerte haben will - genug immer zieht ein entrischer Kobold uns den Griffel aus der Wand, wir trösten uns am anderen Tage noch bessere Zeit zum Schreiben zu haben, und vertrösten uns so lange bis aus den Tagen, Wochen, aus den Wochen Monate und endlich Jahre geworden ist, und allerendlichst schreibt man aus der lauter Scham gar nicht [ ]". - Kullak war ein gesuchter Lehrer und erfolgreicher Pianist in und übernahm nach einer Österreich-Tournee in Berlin den Klavierunterricht zahlreicher Mitglieder des Königshauses und der Aristokratie; 1846 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Hofpianisten. 1850 gründete er mit Julius Stern und Adolph Bernhard Marx das (spätere Sternsche) Conservatorium der Musik.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eigenh. musikal. Albumblatt mit Initialen.

      Berlin, 16. V. 1861.. 2 SS. 8vo.. "Die [!] Schlesingersche Buch- und Musikhandlung (Herrn Heinrich Schlesinger in Berlin) habe ich meine Composition: Sonate für Pianoforte und Violine Op 16 (dem Fürsten Albrecht zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg gewidmet) zum Zweck des Drucks zum ausschließlichen Verlag für alle Länder verkauft [ ]". Beiliegend Blatt mit eigenh. Initialen und 2 Notenzeilen aus dem Oratorium "Christus" [Or. f. Soli, Chor u. Orch., op. 60 (1870), vgl. MGG VII, 883]: "Wir gingen alle in der Irre [ ]" (1 S. Qu.-8vo, Berlin, 18. April 1881). - Kiel, Sohn eines Dorfschullehrers, erhielt ersten Musikunterricht von seinem Vater und begann autodidaktisch zu komponieren. 1827 übernahm Fürst Albrecht I. von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg die weitere musikalische Ausbildung, er lernte das Violinspiel und wirkte nach kurzer Zeit als Solist im Hoforchester. Von Caspar Kummer in Komposition unterrichtet, wurde Kiel 1840 Konzertmeister und Musiklehrer der fürstlichen Hauskapelle. Mit einem Stipendium König Friedrich Wilhelms IV. ging er zu kontrapunktischen Studien nach Berlin; er erwarb sich dort bald Ansehen als Musiklehrer, Komponist und Pianist. 1866 kam er als Kompositionslehrer an das Sternsche Konservatorium, wechselte 1870 in gleicher Funktion an die Akademische Schule für ausübende Tonkunst (spätere Musikhochschule) und leitete seit 1882 zudem eine Meisterklasse für musikalische Komposition an der Akademie der bildenden Künste.

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        Erste k.k. priv. Donau-Dampfschiffahrt-Gesellschaft. Geschäfts-Bericht der Betriebs-Direction und Rechnungs-Abschlüsse für das Verwaltungsjahr vom 1. December 1859 bis 30. November 1860.

      Wien, Gerold, 1861.. (29 x 22,5 cm). 24 (10) S. Dekorativer geprägter roter Lederband der Zeit mit Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen.. Überaus seltener Sammelband mit gedruckten Unterlagen zur wirtschaftlichen Situation der 1829 gegründeten Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft, die bis 1880 zur größten Binnenreederei der Welt anwuchs. - Dem aufwendigen Einband nach zu urteilen wurde der Band vermutlich für ein Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung oder Gesellschafter hergestellt. - Enthalten sind weiter 11 Blätter Beilagen zum General-Gewinn- und Verlust-Conto des Jahres 1860; 22 Blätter Auszug aus der Betriebs-Rechnung (und der Bilanz) der Mohacs-Fünfkirchner Eisenbahn 1860; 2 Blätter Uebersicht der von den Dampfbooten... verführten Passagiere, Waaren, Geld-Croups etc. im Jahre 1860; 2 Blätter Ausweis über die Gebarung des Pensionsfondes für die Angestellten.... Ende November 1860 und 26 Seiten Sitzungs-Protokoll der General-Versammlung... am 25. Mai 1861. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband minimal berieben. Insgesamt dekoratives und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in einem außergewöhnlichen Einband

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        L'ILLUSTRATION, JOURNAL UNIVERSEL. Periodico illustrato '800.14 VOLUMI ANNI '60

      Jacques-Julien Dubochet 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865-1867-1868-1869 Periodico settimanale illustrato '800 ANNATE: 1861 - due volumi completi 1862 - due volumi completi 1863 - volume da luglio a dicembre 1864 - due volumi completi 1865 - due volumi completi 1867 - due volumi completi 1868 - due volumi completi 1869 - volume da luglio a dicembre volumi rilegati con dorso in pelle e piatti cartonati altri senza dorso i pelle

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        History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christanity

      London: A W Bennet. VG : in very good condition. Spine and cover edges faded to brown. Chipped title label. Marbled page edges. 1861. First Edition. Red tooled leather cover. 180mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). vi; 278pp. 16 b/w plates. .

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        Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States, and For the Quartermaster's Department and Pay Department

      Ritchie & Dunnavant, Richmond 1861 - 8vo. 135pp. Flexible light blue cloth covered binding. Slight rubs to cloth at extremities. A bit of cosmetic wear to rear cover. Small reddish stain on the right side margin from pages 131-135 and on the margin of the rear blank end sheet. This scarce imprint has a pencil signature of Brig. Gen. S Price CSA on the right front end sheet. This signature has not been authenticated. No provenance for this copy has been established. Parrish & Willingham 2374. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval: Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Comany 27 Beekman Street, 1861. First edition. Engraved title-page in each volume. Engravings throughout after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. 620; ii, 660; 642 pp. 3 vols. 4to. Contemporary half brown morocco. Binding rubbed, waterstaining to vol. III at corners. A history of the early days of the Civil War, written nearly contemporaneously with the events it describes and profusely illustrated with engraved portraits and battle scenes by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast.

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        Proverbial Philosophy [fore-edge painting]

      London: Hatchard and Co, 1861. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full period red morocco, gilt, spine with 5 raised bands. A bit of wear at corners, hinges modestly rubbed. With a charming fore-edge painting of two anglers. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Art & Design. Inventory No: 044518.

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        The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co, 1861. First edition. 2 ff., 360; 384; 328; 435 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, spines titled in gilt. Binders ticket of Westley's, London. Bookplates of Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpole. Professionally rebacked to the highest standard, preserving original spines, overall a very pretty copy, housed in a leather-backed slipcase. Anthony Trollope's Copy A note laid into the first volume, signed by Muriel Trollope, indicated that this copy stayed with the Trollope family until 1932. A pencilled note by Hugh Walpole on the verso of the front flyleaf, dated 1933, reveals that he purchased it from the family through the agency of Michael Sadleir. The rear endleaf bears the Quaritch collation mark. Though nowhere noted in the book, this was lot 3134 in the H. Bradley Martin sale. Set in of the latter part of the 15-century, and against a background of the Reformation, the invention of printing, and a wealth of historical characters such as Luther, Deschamps, Villon, and Erasmus (as a child), Reade weaves a rich tapestry revolving around the tragic love-story of Erasmus' parents. Charles Reade became involved in a dispute with Anthony Trollope after turning the novel Ralph the Heir into the play Shilly-Shally (1872) without Trollope's permission. This situation was somewhat unusual for Reade because he was more frequently on the other side in cases of unauthorized adaptations and pirated editions.

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        Confederate Imprint] RIFLE AND LIGHT INFANTRY TACTICS; FOR THE EXERCISE AND MANOEUVERS OF TROOPS WHEN ACTING AS LIGHT INFANTRY OR RIFLEMEN (Two Volumes in One)

      Hutton & Freligh, Memphis 1861 - Backed in red cloth with pebbled green boards and printed pastedown on the front cover; contemporary manuscript note at the bottom of the title pastedown: "Sold by Starke and Cardozo Richmond VA"; offsetting at the endpaper and adjacent leaves, but largely free of foxing throughout; rippling to the boards suggests moisture exposure though the textblock is free of tidelines; folding frontispiece figure; in-text figures throughout. Inscription to the front pastedown reads: "To C. Ellis Munford, from T. H. Ellis, 6th June 1861." Charles Ellis Munford, Lt. Letcher Light Artillery, CSA, was killed at the battle of Malvern Hill, 1 July 1862. Parrish & Willingham 4864. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE DU NOTARIAT, 13 TOMES (18 VOLUMES)

      Journal des Notaires et des Avocats 1861 - RO40156393: 18 volumes d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Titre, tomaison et filets dorés sur les dos. Plats et bords des plats très frottés. Dos des tomes IV (I) et XIII abîmés. Quelques annotations dans le texte. 4e édition. Par les Notaires et Jurisconsultes, Rédacteurs du Journal des Notaires et des Avocats. De Abandon (tome I) à Warrant (tome XIII). Tomes I, II, III, IV et V accompagnés de leurs suppléments. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 340-Droit [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Francis Bacon. Complete 15 Volume Set.

      Boston: Brown and Taggard 1861 - 15 Volumes. Bound in contemporary navy blue Moroccan leather. Marbled boards. Gilt spine. 5 raised bands. Marbled endpages. TEG. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Tanned, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Contents are: v. 1-7. Philosophical works.--v. 8-10. Translations of the philosophical works.--v. 11-15. Literary and professional works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Framley Parsonage

      London: Smith, Elder, 1861. First edition, with comma misplaced after "Mark" on p. 238, line 17 of vol. III. With six wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J. E. Millais R.A. [iv], [1]-333, [1]; [iv], [1]-318 ; [iv], 1-330 pp. 3 vols. Sm 8vo. Bound in three-quarter blue morocco and cloth, t.e.g., by Bayntun, Bath Spine evenly faded. Bookplate of Joseph Spencer "Ticky" Graydon.

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        EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. With Accouts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      London John Murray 1861 - First edition. With 73 black and white illustrations, including a folding frontispiece of a gorilla (the first ever of the animal) and a folding map at the rear. 8vo, in a beautiful binding of full polished natural calf, the spine with compartments decorated with fully gilt panel designs, one compartment with a red morocco lettering piece gilt. xviii, 479 pp. A very bright and uncommonly fresh copy, much nicer then is typically found, internally a very fresh clean copy virtually free of any spotting, the folding map and folding gorilla plate in excellent order. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE FINE POLISHED CALF BINDING . It was on this expedition that Du Chaillu confirmed the existence of that "monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." His work is one of the seminal pieces of early Central African exploration. Copies of this, his most important work are especially elusive now in such handsome condition. Du Chaillu’s travels to Equatorial Africa were to an area previously unexplored by Europeans--the wooded region bordering the Equator, in the interior of Western Africa. It was on this journey that he was able to observe the habits of several remarkable species of animals found nowhere else and heretofore unknown. These included the gorilla, and Du Chaillu’s famous engraving was the first published illustration of this remarkable animal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Macdermots of Ballycloran

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. "New edition" (i.e. second edition). iv, 364 pp. Printed by J.S. Virtue, City Road, London. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full brown straight-grained morocco, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Light scuffing to spine, else fine. Contemporary bookseller's blindstamp on the title-page. The second edition of Trollope's first novel.

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        Les Oeuvres d' Horace. Traduction nouvelle par M. Jules Janin.

      Paris, Hachette. 1861 - In-12, 3 ff.bl.-2 ff.(fx-titre et titre)-2 ff.(gravures de Colin)-18pp.(Dédicaces)-XXIIIpp.(Dédicace)-379-(1)pp.-1 f.(index). Fin maroquin vert, filets et fleurons or sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées sur marbrure, rel. de l' ép. étonnamment non signée. 23 tirages photographiques originaux en illustration, chacun sur 1 f., accompagné, (sauf un), d' un f. de légende. Portait photographié de Janin, en médaillon. Edition de 1860 remaniée et enrichie de la suite d' ill. photograhiques publiée par Curmer, (Vicaire IV-168). Envoi autographe signé de Janin sur un 1er feuillet blanc. Défauts insignifiants, très bel ex. Rare. Cf. la notice du "Bibliomane moderne". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1861-1921.. Bände 15-75 in 60 Bänden. 8°. Halbleineneinbände und Leineneinbände.. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken zum Teil mit Bibliotheksrückenschild und stärker berieben, Ecken bestoßen. 15 Bände leicht wasserrandig (Band 17, 25, 28, 73 u. 74 stark wasserrandig). Abweichend gebunden.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O., 13. VIII. 1861.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. 4 Notenzeilen. - Josef Labitzky wurde 1835 Kapellmeister des Karlsbader Kurorchesters. Es gelang ihm, das Orchester in kurzer Zeit auf eine solche Höhe zu bringen, dass er 1846 auch Sinfoniekonzerte geben konnte. Die Erfolge Labitzkys als Kapellmeister und Komponist ermöglichten Reisen des Orchesters nach Pilsen 1838, Prag, Wien, Warschau, Petersburg 1839 und London (vgl. MGG Bd. 08, S. 14).

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume XI [11]. Senate Document, 36th Congress, 2nd Session

      Washington, DC: George W. Bowman. 1861. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition, 1861. Volume 11, Senate issue - the volume that contains the maps, profiles and plates. All are present, condition varies. Brown blindstamped cloth, 11.75" tall, 2.5" thick. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped, spine covering detached but present with some chipping, text block sound, text pages quite heavily foxed, some foxing to plates, mainly in margins. Four folding plates have been bound in upside down, the result of which is that they cannot be opened without creating small holes in the center of the folds, as evidenced by the Humbolt map, which has been opened. All maps have some darkening at the folds and all have closed tears, mainly at the fold lines, some occasional foxing but mainly age- darkening. The general map, in color, is a very large size and is only in fair condition with numerous closed tears along the fold lines and a 1" x 2" chip near the center. Essentially a reading copy and priced accordingly.

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        Sloan's Homestead Architecture, Containing Forty Designs for Villas, Cottages, and Farm Houses, with Essays on Style, Construction, Landscape Gardening, Furniture, Etc, Etc

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, pp xii, 13-355, extensively illustrated with engravings, one chromolithograph plate (some copies apparently issued with two). Recently rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards, with spine label, raised bands, and gilt rules. Light soiling and foxing throughout, a bit musty. Very good. Sloan began his career as a carpenter, but read widely and taught himself the principles of architecture. By the 1850s, he had become "the chosen architect of Philadelphia's rising industrial and entrepreneurial elite. For them he built mansions, commercial buildings, speculative housing, even entire resort communities" (ANB). This is one of several successful pattern books Sloan authored, each containing detailed drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc) together with descriptions of the designs and short essays on style, site selection, construction, furnishings, etc.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Wohl Wien, 20. V. 1861.. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo.. Drei Takte aus Lohengrin "zur Erinnerung an Wien / 20 Mai 1861 / Richard Wagner". - Mit dem Publikumserfolg seines "Tannhäuser" am Wiener Thalia-Theater 1857 hatten sich Wagner die Türen zu den großen Häusern der Hauptstadt geöffnet: 1858 entschloss sich die Hofoper, "Lohengrin" aufzuführen. Wagner selbst hatte das Stück noch nie gehört. Erst bei seiner im Mai 1861 unternommenen dritten Reise nach Wien hatte er endlich Gelegenheit dazu. Er wohnte der Probe bei und war zu Tränen gerührt: "Diese Probe hat alle meine Erwartungen weit übertroffen, und zum ersten Mal in meinem müh- und leidenvollen Künstlerleben empfing ich einen vollständigen, Alles versöhnenden Genuß" (an Minna Wagner, Wien, 13. Mai 1861). Bei der Aufführung erlebte Wagner den stürmischen Jubel des Publikums und musste sich nach jedem Akt auf der Bühne zeigen. - Schönes, dekoratives Blatt, das einen künstlerischen Höhepunkt während der oft verzweifelten Wagner'schen Wanderjahre dokumentiert.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Volume XI [11]. Senate Document, 36th Congress, 2nd Session

      George W. Bowman, Washington, DC 1861 - First edition, 1861. Volume 11, Senate issue - the volume that contains the maps, profiles and plates. All are present, condition varies. Brown blindstamped cloth, 11.75" tall, 2.5" thick. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped, spine covering detached but present with some chipping, text block sound, text pages quite heavily foxed, some foxing to plates, mainly in margins. Four folding plates have been bound in upside down, the result of which is that they cannot be opened without creating small holes in the center of the folds, as evidenced by the Humbolt map, which has been opened. All maps have some darkening at the folds and all have closed tears, mainly at the fold lines, some occasional foxing but mainly age- darkening. The general map, in color, is a very large size and is only in fair condition with numerous closed tears along the fold lines and a 1" x 2" chip near the center. Essentially a reading copy and priced accordingly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Verpflichtungserklärung mit U. ("Alex.r W. Thayer").

      Wien, 24. XI. 1861.. 1 S. Kl.-4to.. "Endesgefertigter verpflichtet sich hiemit das noch nirgends abgedruckte Spott- und Schmähquartett für Solo-Stimmen mit Chor, welches den Titel führt: 'Lob auf den Dicken' und welches Beethoven auf den Schuppanzigh, Primgeiger in dem berühmten Fürst Rasumowsky'schen Streichquartette in Wien componiert hat (der Text ist ebenfalls von der Erfindung und Hand des unsterblichen Tonheros) ohne Einwilligung des Herrn Johann Nep. Kafka Tonkünstlers in Wien, als Besitzers dieser Beethoven'schen Originalhandschrift, nirgends - weder abdrucken zu lassen noch sonst auf eine andere Art in die Öffentlichkeit zu bringen". - Mittig quer gefaltet (kl. Bugeinriss). Verso von anderer Hand bezeichnet: "London Musical World / Radacteur [!] J. W. Davison". - Beethoven widmete dem korpulenten Violinisten Ignaz Schuppanzigh (1776-1830), der ihm selbst Geigenunterricht gab, das scherzhafte Chorstück "Lob auf den Dicken". Alexander Wheelock Thayer, zunächst Bibliothekar an der Harvard Law School, betrieb seit 1849 ausgedehnte Beethoven-Studien in Europa. 1862 wechselte er in den diplomatischen Dienst und diente von 1865 bis 1882 als amerikanischer Konsul in Triest; das Amt sicherte ihm die wirtschaftliche Basis für seine Beethovenstudien. Seine monumentale Beethoven-Biographie, ein Meilenstein der Forschung, war bei seinem Tode erst in drei Bänden veröffentlicht; die restlichen beiden Bände gab Hugo Riemann posthum heraus.

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        Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

      1861. BEETON, Mrs. Isabella. The Book of Household Management. xl, 1112. Illustrated with a coloured wood-engraved frontispiece, illustrated and printed titles, 12 coloured plates, and 564 wood-engraved illustrations and decorative head- and tail pieces in the text. Thick 8vo., 175 x 110 mm, bound in original maroon half morocco, over blue pebbled cloth. London: S.O. Beeton, 1861. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of the First Edition, second issue. This is a vast, famous encyclopedia of Victorian household management, containing fine chromolithographs of table settings and various foods, with numerous engravings in the text. The work contains thousands of recipes and instructions for cooking, including quantities, time, costs, and seasons, directions for carving and trussing. Additionally, the volume contains extraordinarily detailed instructions for the management of children, duties of servants, and information concerning medicine, legal issues, and accounting. Hinges tender but sound. An old manuscript dealer's description laid in (once taped in with residue on the fly-leaf).

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