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        Incidents connected with the Discovery of Gold in New South Wales, in the year 1851. Being a personal Narrative of (the author's) connection with that Event.

      1861 1861 - Sydney: Printed by Frederick White, 1861. 8vo. Orig. pale green printed wrapper (occasional light chipping to spine). (42pp.). Fine and extremely scarce, with no copies cited in any Victorian institutions. F.15198.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Sunshine in the Country. A Book of Rural Poetry embellished with photographs from nature

      London: Richard Griffin & Co, 1861. 6; (ii); 152 pages. All edges in gilt. 20 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS mounted circular and half-page. Light foxing, some spreading to inner hinges. Original red bevelled edged gilt cloth, lightly rubbed. Photographs in nice rich tone. Believed to be one of the first anthologies of poetry to be illustrated with real photographs, which were taken by William Morris Grundy (1806-1859) of Sutton Coldfield. He is known for his series of stereoscopic genre scenes entitled "Rural England." in 1859 the negatives were bought by the London Stereoscopic Company who reused them to illustrated this present volume. Gernsheim, 153. First Ed. Very Good. 4to.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        [Collection of 36 albumen prints].[Mexico, ca. 1896-1907]. Size mainly between 10 x 14 and 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 30 large and 6 smaller paper photographs, the large captioned in English and numbered in the negative with photographer's name [C.B.] Waite bottom right. Mounted on 30 leafs (one leaf with pasted booksellers and stationers ticket of F.F. Hansell & brothers, New Orleans). With: (2) [PHOTOGRAPHY - MEXICO]. [Collection of 38 related smaller format black and white prints and silver print snapshots mounted on 7 leafs, plus a small Kodak panorama in 4 parts, pasted on 2 leafs]. [Mexico, ca. 1960-70]. Size mainly between 7 x 9 and 9 x 13 cm.

      Ad 1: Interesting collection of 36 photographs illustrating the daily life, religion and nature of Mexico, the state of Veracruz in particular, of which 30 numbered and with the name of the photographer C.B. Waite. The American photographer and member of Sonora News Agency Charles Burlingame Waite (born 1861) moved from California to Mexico in 1896 and was active there until his return to the United States in 1913. His photographic activities ranged from documentation of archaeological and scientific expeditions to contributions to periodicals and tourist guides.The René D'Harnoncourt Photograph Collection 1900-1925 (Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, USA) holds many photographs of Waite, the majority dated 1901-1907. The Research Library of the Gettty Institute, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque also have a collection of Waite photographs.Ad 2: Collection showing cows on the road near Vera Cruz, a ceramist at Coyotepec (Oaxaca), stone work at Mitla (Oaxaca), a Western family posing at archaeological sites, Indians dancing in the Cathedral square (of Mexico city?), a bulls stadium ring, views of Acapulco, etc.Ad 1; About half of the photographs faded but images still clearly visible; few with small corners torn off. Important collection capturing early 20th-century Mexico.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Tom Brown at Oxford.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. - First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Surprisingly unsigned, fine later binding of navy blue crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule, blue cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Browning to edges; some occasional foxing. The sequel to 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Beitrage zur Physiologie

      Leipzig: Engelmann, 1861. 1st edition. <p>HERING, Ewald (1834-1918). Beitrqge zur Physiologie. [Zur Lehre vom Ortsinne der Netzhaut, Vom Horopter, etc.] 5 pts. in l vol., 8vo. 80; iv, [2], [81]-170; iv, [2], [171]-224; vi, [2], [225]-286, [2]; vi, [2], [287]-358pp. Text illustrations. 231 x 147 mm. Half morocco. A little light dampstaining & foxing, but a very good copy. Leipzig: Engelmann, 1861-64.</p><p> FIRST EDITION. Early in his career Hering "mastered the difficult problem of visual space perception and was able to challenge the great master in that field, Hermann von Helmholtz, proposing alternate views that emphasized the physiological rather than the physical aspects of sensation. . . . In 1861-64 Hering published a five-part study on visual space perception in which he favored the nativistic theory, arguing that each point of the retina is endowed with three local signs: one for height, one for breadth, and one for depth. Thus he found himself in opposition to Helmholtz and other empiricists, who believed that location and space forms are learned and arise with continued experience. In this treatise Hering was concerned mainly with binocular vision, the identical points of the two retinas, and the horopter"(D.S.B.) </p><p> With this kind of research, Hering exerted a tremendous influence on contemporary sense physiology and on the development of modern psychology, Gestalt in particular. See Garrison-Morton 1515, Hering&#39;s theory of color sense, worked out in the 1870&#39;s. Not in Becker or Waller. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth : in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures / with an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress by J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts - ... (Truncated)

      London : London Printing And Pub. Co. , [1861-1862], 1861, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: The Complete Works of William Hogarth : in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures / with an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress by J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts - [Complete in 2 Volumes]All edges gilt. Finely bound in full contemporary, elaborately gilt and blind-tooled dark Morocco. Raised bands etc. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 201 pages; Physical desc. : [4], xviii, 201, [1] p, 151 leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. Subjects: William Hogarth (1697-1764) -- English art and artists -- Steel engraving - Specimens - [18--]. Embossed bindings - England - 19th century. Notes: Added engraved t. P. Pagination is continuous.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        De cometis dissertatio astronomico-physica publice habita in gymnasio Patavino anno domini MDCXIX.Venice, Giovanni & Variscvo Varisco, 1624. 4to. With numerous woodcut illustrations in the text (mostly diagrams). Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      Catalogue of the ... celebrated library of M. Guglielmo Libri (1861), 3087; De La Lande, p. 187; Riccardi I, col. 615; not in Houzeau & Lancaster. Rare treatise on comets by Giovanni Camillo Glorioso (1572-1643), who succeeded Galileo in the chair of mathematics in Padua in 1613. As the author explains in his preface, the publication was prompted by the appearance of the spectacular and unusually bright comet of November 1618, which was still visible in January 1619. Dedicated to Marino Gethaldo and divided into 5 "books", it treats the astronomical theories of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and others. "This scarce work is replete with curious information, and we find in it the mention of a sort of telescope (or perspicillum), used, it is said, by Pope Leo X at the beginning of XVIth century ..." (Libri Catalogue).Some contemporary underscoring. In very good condition and with generous margins. Binding soiled, wrinkled and with a tear in the spine. An important treatise of comets, by Galileo's successor at the University of Padua.

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        Lesbia Amaryllis, Plate 170 (Train-bearer)

      London 1861 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Of all his works, many of Gould&#146;s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive &#147;Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds&#148;. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould&#146;s personal collection of hummingbird specimens. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Lesbia Amaryllis", measures 21.5" x 14.5" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows three hummingbirds, commonly called Train-bearer's, resting on branches. These hummingbirds are expertly hand-colored with green, freckled white undersides, yellow throats and long, dramatic tail-feathers, from which they get their name. The slightly different positioning of these hummingbirds allows for different parts of their bodies and feathers to be appreciated and shes the differences between the adult and juvenile bird. They rest on the branches of a dynamic plant with a large budding flower and finely detailed buds.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Executive Documents No. 2. Correspondence and Other Papers, Relating to Fort Sumter. Including Correspondence of Hon. Isaac W. Hayne with the President. Second [enlarged] Edition, 1861

      Charleston, SC: Evans & Cogswell, 1861. _. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 43 pages. The second edition with 15 additional pages of Fort Sumter documents. From document No. 1 (Major Robert Anderson&#39;s letter of 9 Jan 1861 to the Governor of South Carolina questioning the firing of Charleston artillery batteries upon two US flagged vessels) through No. 17 (Mr. Hayne&#39;s final letter to President James Buchanan via the Secretary of War regarding the possession of Fort Sumter, which was returned unsigned but included a curt message in the President&#39;s handwriting that read, "The character of this letter is such that it cannot be received. . . " ) P&W 4040. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Previously bound.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Oeuvres

      L. Hachette Et Cie, Paris 1861 - 10 Volumes in-8 ( 23,5 / 15,5 cm ) demi chagrin marron fonc. Dos à 5 nerfs.Titre et tomaison dorés. Date en queue.Tranches à la queue de paon.Traduction par Jacques Porchat.Ex-libris au tampon en page de garde : A.G. Roth.Tome I.Poésies diverses. Pensées. Divan oriental - occidental.755 pages.Portrait de Goethe en frontispice.Tome II.Théâtre. Tome premier.488 pages.Le capricee de l'amant.Les complices.Prométhée.Jery et Baetely.Goetz de Berlinchingen à la main de fer.Egmont.Clavijo.Stella.Tome III.Théâtre. Tome second.465 pages.Le frère et la soeur.Le grand Cophte.Le citoyen général.Les révoltés.Pandore.Torquato Tasso.La fille naturelle.Tome IV.475 pages.Théâtre. Tome troisième.Iphigénie en Tauride.Elpénor.La gageure.Faust.Tome V.Poëmes et Romans.Poëmes :Hermann et Dorothée.Achilléide.Le roman du Renard.Romans :Les souffrances du jeune Werther.Les affinités électives.Tome VI.Les années d'apprentissage de Wilhelm Meister.585 pages.Tome VII.Les années de voyage de Wilhelm Meister.Entretiens d'émigrés allemands - Les bonnes femmes - Nouvelle.584 pages.Tome VIII.Mémoires.Vérité et poésie.668 pages.Tome IX.Voyages en Suisse et en Italie.504 pages.Tome X et dernier.Mélanges.486 pages.Introduction.Campagne de France.Siège de Mayence.Fête de Saint Roch à Bingen.Annales de 1749 à 1822.Oeuvres diverses.Table alphabétique des noms de personnes.Table alphabétique de toutes les oeuvres contenues dans les dix volumes. complètes Oeuvres

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        Phaethornis Bourcieri, Pl.25 (Bourcier&#146;s Hermit)

      London 1861 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Of all his works, many of Gould&#146;s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive &#147;Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds&#148;. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould&#146;s personal collection of hummingbird specimens. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Phaethornis Bourcieri", measures 22" x 15" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows the two hummingbirds, commonly called Bourcier's Hermits, in mid-flight. These hummingbirds are expertly hand-colored with rich green and brown backs and vibrant white undersides. They have grey wings and their long tail feathers are accented with brown and white tips. The dynamic positioning of these hummingbirds allows for both sides and the different coloring of their bodies to be appreciated.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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