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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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        DIZIONARIO DI ERUDIZIONE STORICO-ECCLESIASTICA, 102 VOLUMI (SENZA IL VOL. I)

      Dalla Tipografia Emiliana, Venezia 1861 - RO40243835: 102 tomes de 300 à 500 pages chacun. Tome I manquant. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Quelques dos très abîmés. Quelques plats déchirés. Texte bien lisible. Da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni. Compilato da G. Moroni Romano, Primo Aiutante di Camera di Sua Santità Gregorio XVI, poi Secondo Aiutante di S.S. Pio IX. In-8 Broché. Etat du neuf. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 450-Italien, roumain, rhéto-romain [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Hohofen-Anlage zu Hörde. Hochofenanlage des Hörder Hüttenvereins. Lithographie mit zwei Tonplatten von W. Loeillot,

      Berlin, 1861. 21,5 x 38,5 cm (Blattgr.: ca. 28 x 44 cm). - Prächtiges und detailreiches Blatt, im Hintergrund die Arbeitersiedlung. - Etwas fleckig, mit ganz schwacher horizontaler Falt- oder Druckspur. - Dazu: 9 teils gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln mit technischen Details der Hörder Anlage. - Seltene Folge aus dem Sammelwerk: Die baulichen Anlagen auf den Berg- Hütten- und Salinenwerken in Preussen 1861. - Komplett wie hier mit allen Tafeln selten, ab und zu werden die Blätter auch einzeln angeboten! - Fotos auf Anfrage!.

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        Report upon the Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River ; upon the Protection of the Alluvial Region Against Overflow; and upon the eepening of the mouths : based upon surveys and investigations made under the acts of Congress directing the topographical and hydrographical survey of the delta of the Mississippi river, with such investigations as might lead to detemine the most practicable plan for securing it from inundation, and the best mode of deepening the channels at the mouths of the river. Submitted to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, War Department. 1861. (No 4 in the series: Professional papers of the Corps of the Topographical Engineers, United States army)

      pp. xxiv, list of plates, 17-456, appendices ([ii], iii-cxlvi; twenty pull-out plates including five maps (two in colour), one plan, fourteen charts; many tales. -- Errata slip for plate II inserted between plates I & II. -- Presentation copy from the author with inscribed pasted label to initial publisher page: 'To Mr Alexander Keith Johnston with the respects of the A A Humphreys'. -- Folio sized (32cm X 26cm) hardcover in textured dark-green cloth with gilt spine lettering, red speckled edges. Also ex-University of Edinburgh geological library reference copy (with 'duplicate' in pencil to title page). -- Good externally, very good internally. -- Secure binding with bumped and worn extremities, and age-dulled cloth, yet spine lettering is bright and clear. -- Sturdy text block with neat, crisp leaves and age-dulled top edge -- leaves also show light-brown age-toning towards edges -- plates at rear are all present and are in clean, neat and tidy condition -- three plates have longitudinal inner margin fold creases, but none have any fold splits -- six plates have on their reverse sides a small oval purple stamp of University of Edinburgh Geological class Library, and a margin of seven leaves of text (inc title page) also have the small oval purple stamp. -- Cloth also split (but very carefully glued back) for a few centimetres along front and rear hinges towards the head. -- Inner hinges are perfectly intact and not split. -- A decent copy. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item and extra towards delivery cost may be requested. An enquiry is recommended - especially for overseas delivery. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gazlay's American Biography for 1861; A compilation of biographical sketches of celebrated men, incidents of the times, matters of fact, and short anecdotes

      San Francisco: Gazlay's Steam Book and Job Print. 1861. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1861. Quarto, cloth hardcover with gilt titles on covers, 240 pp., heavily illustrated, Good copy, lacking the rear flyleaf, some owner's signatures and random notations in pencil to the endpapers, also an owner's signature in ink on the first blank, soiling and discoloration to the pages and the page-edges, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers including some splitting at the outer joints and loss along the edges, no dust jacket. We have housed the book in mylar. Still, contents Very Good. Dozens of full page pictorials advertisements for San Francisco businesses. Rare book--OCLC records 7 copies in institutions: 4 in California libraries, 2 at the British Library, and 1 at Yale.

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        Middlebury College Class of 1861, E J Warner [cover title]

      [Middlebury, Vt, 1861]. (MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE) Small 4to. 26 salt print bust portrait photographs, many signed below portrait. Contemporary blind stamped morocco, with upper board titled in gilt, a.e.g. Fine

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        Deutsche Jahrbücher für Politik und Literatur. Konvolut : Band 1 (1861) / Band 2 (1862) / Band 3 (1862) / Band 4 (1862) / Band 5 (Oktober bis Dezember 1862) / Band 6 (Januar bis März 1863) /Band 7 (April bis Juni 1863) / Band 8 (Juli bis September 1863) / Band 9 (Oktober bis Dezember 1863) / Band 10 ( Januar bis März 1864) / Band 11 ( April bis Juni 1864) / Band 12 (Juli bis September 1864) / SOMIT BÄNDE 1-12 komplett nur Band 13 Fehlt

      Berlin Guttentag Verlag 1861-1864. Halblederbände der Zeit, gr.-8°,, Exemplar gestempelt, Einbände teilweise stark berieben. Ersch.-verlauf: 1.1861 - 13.1864[?]

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        NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, Civil, Military and Naval. Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents

      3 volumes. First Edition of all volumes, with the Johnson, Fry & Company imprint. Copyright date is given as 1861 must be 1865 or later. Extensively and supurbly illustrated with fine and highly detailed steel-engraved plates consisting of battle scenes and full length portraits by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. 4to, publisher's original three-quarter brown morocco over light brown cloth boards, one of the preferred deluxe bindings. 620, ii, 660; 642 pp. A fine set, unusually well preserved, the hinges tight and strong, the morocco bindings in very pleasing condition, the text-blocks and illustrations all clean and bright. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR. Penned early in the conflict, the three volumes offer one of the earliest histories written about the American Civil War. The engravings are all superb renderings and highly detailed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        MINUTES OF THE FORTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT SPARTANBURG, JULY 26TH-28TH, 1861. TOGETHER WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY, HELD AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE.

      pp [91]-138 [as issued]. Disbound, lightly toned, Very Good. [offered with] MINUTES OF THE FORTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT GREENVILLE, JULY 25TH-28TH, 1862. TOGETHER WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY, HELD AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE. Columbia, S.C.: Published for the Convention, by E.R. Stokes. Printed at the Southern Guardian Office. 1862. pp [2], [139]-176 [as issued]. Disbound, loosened, moderately spotted. Good+. [offered with] MINUTES OF THE 43d AND 44th ANNIVERSARIES OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT DARLINGTON, JULY 24TH-27TH, 1863, AND AT GREENVILLE, JULY 29TH TO AUGUST 1ST, 1864. Columbia, S.C.: Steam Power Press of F.G. DeFontaine & Co. 1864. pp [2], [177]-214 [as issued]. Toned, disbound, Very Good. Three Confederate imprints, illuminating the doings of South Carolina's Baptist Church during the War. Ministers and their churches are listed, activities of the Convention and its Committees are reported, assistance rendered to the troops in the field is recounted.Parrish & Willingham 8246, 8247, 8248.

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        Dean's New Book of Dissolving Pictures

      London: Dean & Son, 1861. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. Cloth spine and edges, paper covers, the upper board in color. With six full page, hand colored transformation pictures of the 'slat transformation' kind: Fair/Dark; War/Peace; The Ocean Way/The Iron Way; Outside/Inside; Danger/Safety; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. Each scene changes from one to the other when the tab at the bottom is pulled. Of the total of 48 slats, 14 have been replaced in hand-drawn and hand-colored facsimile. All of the pull tabs have been replaced. All of the mechanisms now work properly. There is some discoloration here and there to the plates, and also some repaired tears, but overall this is a very good exemplar, even taking into account the facsimile slats. And exceedingly scarce. Montano, p. 70. Osborne, p, 417. Date of publication (1861) is taken from the final scene; Osborne and Montano both suggest (1862). Either way this is one of the earliest movable books, by the self-styled originators of the genre.

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        Balladen.

      Berlin: Verlag Wilhelm Hertz 1861.. 278 Seiten, Fadenheftung, Format 12,5 x 19,1 cm, privater Halbleinenband mit Rückentitel in Golddruck.. * Erstausgabe. Erhaltung: Die Deckel sind an den Ecken angestossen (siehe Foto). Sonst ein sauberes und absolut fleckenloses Exemplar. Buchblock u. Einband sind fest zusammen, die längere Schnittkante gut gerundet. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Gernot Kunze]
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        Archives Diplomatiques

      Paris - Amyot, Editeur des Archives, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of diplomatic archives from 1861. With chapters such as Traites, Conventions, Protocoles, Grand-Bretagne, Principautes-Unies, Confederation Suisse and many more. In French. The Archives diplomatiques are archives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In half-diced morocco bindings. Externally rubbed, with some wear to the head and tail of the spines. Some paint spills to the bord of volume III. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are quite bright, with just some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD..

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

      NY:: Johnson, Fry and Company,. Very Good. 1861. Hardcover. B006XBQSDS . Complete in three volumes. Illustrated with steel engravings by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. First edition. Quartos, half bound in brown leather and brown pebbled cloth covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on the spines, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. Moderate wear and scraping to leather edges, brief gift inscription on front endpage of each volume, else all three volumes are very good. Bindings are solid. .

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

      Richmond: Ritchie & Dunnavant, 1861. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Very good. 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.

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Göttingen, 1861-1874.. Zus. 9 S., 8° u. Gr.-8°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - "[...] Wöhler gilt als Pionier der organischen Chemie wegen seiner Synthese von Oxalsäure durch Hydrolyse von Dicyan 1824 und von Harnstoff aus Ammoniumcyanat im Jahre 1828. Diese Synthesen eröffneten das Feld der Biochemie, da zum ersten Mal Stoffe, die bisher nur von lebenden Organismen bekannt waren, aus unbelebter' Materie künstlich erzeugt werden konnten. Diese In-vitro-Synthesen wurden zunächst von den Chemikern kaum wahrgenommen, da die Zeit dafür noch nicht reif war. Mit zunehmendem Erfolg der Chemiker auf dem Gebiet der organischen Synthesechemie sah man aber Wöhlers Synthese immer mehr als Beginn dieses Zweiges der Chemie an, womit sich rund um die Harnstoffsynthese geradezu ein Schöpfungsmythos' der organischen Chemie entwickelte, der bis heute in vielen Chemielehrbüchern, aber auch historischen Darstellungen zu finden ist [...]" (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. - Tlw. gefalt. bzw. mit min. Randläsuren. -

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, 30. XI. 1861.. 1 S., 8°.. An "My dear Schröter" (den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Faraday gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Experimentalphysiker. Seine Entdeckungen der "elektromagnetischen Rotation" und der elektromagnetischen Induktion legten den Grundstein zur Herausbildung der Elektroindustrie. Seine anschaulichen Deutungen des magnetooptischen Effekts und des Diamagnetismus mittels Kraftlinien und Feldern führten zur Entwicklung der Theorie des Elektromagnetismus. Bereits um 1820 galt Faraday als führender chemischer Analytiker Großbritanniens. Er entdeckte eine Reihe von neuen Kohlenwasserstoffen, darunter Benzol und Buten, und formulierte die Grundgesetze der Elektrolyse. --- 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. -

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        The Public General Statutes Of New South Wales From 11 Victoriae to 15 Victoriae, Inclusive (1824-1837), (1838-1946), (1847-1851), (1852-1962) (4 Volumes)

      Australian Government Printers, 1861, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Editionpp1656 - 2478, Titles of Statutes. Raised bands to spine edge. Foxing to endpapers. Front board has some small pieces lifted on each volume on the marbled covers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian History; Rare & Collectible; History; Australian::Australian Law. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 119527.

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        Amsterdam in Schetsen,.

      1861/1869, 1st ed. 2 vols.2 diff lithogr titles and 50 col. lithgr. plates by W.Hekking jr vol 1 contains one extra plate:a second variant plate of the Episcopale- en de Zuiderkerk. 163-236pp.

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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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        HAND-BOOK FOR THE MILITARY SURGEON: BEING A COMPENDIUM OF THE DUTIES OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER IN THE FIELD, THE SANITARY MANAGEMENT OF THE CAMP,

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1861. Front cover lettered in gilt. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper. Title continues," the preparation of food, etc.; with form for the requisitions of supplies, returns, etc.; the diagnosis and treatment of camp dysentery; and all the important points in war surgery: including gunshot wounds, amputation, wounds of the chest, abdomen, arteries and head, and the use of chloroform". A very scarce volume regarding American Civil War medicine. OCLC shows 10 libraries holding the book. We find no auction sales on ABPC for the past 35 years. One other copy appears for sale on internet sites. Tripler (1806-1866) was a Brigidier General and surgeon in the US Army. He served in the Second Seminole War, Mexican campaign, Panama campaign. He was named Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac in 1861. This book standardized many of the US Army's medical practices including administration, hygiene, and surgery. He is credited with inventing the first Army 4-wheel medical ambulance. The Army Medical Center in Hawaii is named in his honor. 121pp. + 42 page appendix. The material for the book was taken from lectures given by Dr. Tripler at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. George Blackman was Professor of Surgery at the Medical College and helped organize the lectures into book form.. First Edition. Green Pebbled Cloth. Minor Corner and Edge Soiling/No Jacket. Thin Octavo.

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        Dean's New Book of Dissolving Pictures

      London: Dean & Son, 1861. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. Cloth spine and edges, paper covers, the upper board in color. With six full page, hand colored transformation pictures of the 'slat transformation' kind: Fair/Dark; War/Peace; The Ocean Way/The Iron Way; Outside/Inside; Danger/Safety; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. Each scene changes from one to the other when the tab at the bottom is pulled. Of the total of 48 slats, 14 have been replaced in hand-drawn and hand-colored facsimile. All of the pull tabs have been replaced. All of the mechanisms now work properly. There is some discoloration here and there to the plates, and also some repaired tears, but overall this is a very good exemplar, even taking into account the facsimile slats. And exceedingly scarce. Montano, p. 70. Osborne, p, 417. Date of publication (1861) is taken from the final scene; Osborne and Montano both suggest (1862). Either way this is one of the earliest movable books, by the self-styled originators of the genre.

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        Original Photographic Proof Sheet, unsigned, 4to, Paris, of Nellie Melba, Sigrid Arnoldson, and Marthe Brandes

      - The proof sheet titled, "Paris-Photographie," contains 30 images together, composed of five rows of six images each. The images are identified at the bottom of the sheet under the title, "Nadar-Actualité." The first row of six photographic proofs shows "Madame [Nellie] Melba" in "Romeo et Juliette," the next three rows show Sigrid Arnoldson, and the last row shows Marthe Brandes. Nellie Melba (1861-1931), renown Australian opera singer and the first Australian to achieve international recognition in the classical music world; Sigrid Arnoldson (1861-1943) Swedish international opera star; Marthe Brandes (1862-1930), French comedienne. The browned sheet is in overall good condition with some soiling at lower right portion not affecting text and slight bend in right upper margin and lower left corner. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ilias. - Odyssee. Deutsch von Johann Heinrich Voss. 2 Bde. Berlin, Askanischer Verlag, 1923-1924. 4to. (30 : 24 cm). Mit 102 Original-Holzschnitten von Ludwig von Hofmann. 420 S., 4 Bl.; 337 S., 3 Bl. Orig.-Pergamentbände mit 6 durchgezogenen Bünden, reicher Rückenvergoldung u. vergold. Deckelornament.

      . . Schauer II, 43; Rodenberg 244. - Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Einbänden; jeweils Nr. 836 von 1000 handschriftlich nummerierten Exemplaren (GA 1100). "Als fünftes (und sechstes) Buch in der von Marcus Behmer gezeichneten Schrift nach dessen Plan und Angaben bei Otto von Holten zu Berlin gedruckt" (Impressum). Sehr schöner Druck auf an zwei Seiten unbeschnittenem Bütten. Die Illustrationen - 48 Holzschnitte für die Ilias und 54 für die Odyssee - schuf Ludwig von Hofmann (1861-1945). Hofmann war u.a. einer der führende Köpfe der Bewegung "Neues Weimar" um Harry Graf Kessler und Henry van de Velde. Er hatte erst spät in seiner künstlerischen Karriere (1919) mit der Illustration von Bücher begonnen und Marcus Behmer 1921 bei der gemeinsamen Arbeit an "Das Hohelied Salomos" kennen und schätzen gelernt. Für die Gestaltung von Ilias und Odyssee arbeiteten sie auf das engste zusammen. "Marcus, der Schriftgestalter, und Ludwig, der Zeichner, behandelten das Problem der Buchillustration in kongenialer Weise: als Verschmelzung zweier Künste, (...). Mit der Schrift Marcus Behmers zusammen entstand die buchtechnisch-bibliophile Einheit, bei der jede Zeile berechnet wurde, dazu Kopfstücke, Hauptbild und Schlußstücke eines jeden Gesanges in der erwünschten Tonart und Proportion. Da mußte jede Geste sehr lebendig, natürlich und genau überlegt sein." (Eleonore v. Hofmann: Im Kreis der Elite. Persönliche Erinnerungen an Ludwig von Hofmann. In: Speculum Artis Nr. 6 (1963), S. 28). - Einige der etwas weiter vorstehenden Büttenränder angestaubt, sonst schönes Exemplar. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        History of the Ojebway Indians with Special Reference to Their Conversion to Christianity

      A.W. Bennett, London 1861 - 8vo 18.5cm x 12.5cm (7-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches). vi, [including frontis portrait], [2]-278, [2 ads], 16 illustrations, including 3 portraits plus others showing costumes and weaponry, (all plates called for present). Original red cloth, design pressed into front and back covers. rebacked preserving original spine and new enpapers. Only light foxing to frontis otherwise generally very clean. Very good condition, no dust jacket as issued. Small hand-written note inserted at front end papers with translation of 5 Ojebwa words into English. This work includes his autobiography with an account of his conversion experience, and the details of his ministries. With an introductory notice by the Rev. G. Osborn D.D., secretary of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary society.Jones's father was a Welsh surveyor in northern Canada and his mother was the daughter of the chief of the Mississauga tribe of the Ojibways. He grew up primarily with his mother, as his father traveled much of the time for his work, and at the age of 21 he converted to Christianity, becoming a missionary to the Ojibways. These are the first journals kept by a Canadian native. He became the first native missionary to the Ojibwa, and, with his brother John, was the first translator of books of the Bible into Ojibwa and Chippewa. Although preceded by George Copway's history of the Ojibway tribe, this was the first comprehensive and unified history of the tribe. Posthumously published in 1856.Jones was also photographed [The Hill and Adamson Portrait, [August 4, 1845] in his native regalia - thus the earliest known photograph of a North American Indian. [ Sabin 36591]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elsie Venner

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1861 - First Edition, First Issue. All first issue points noted in BAL 8801 are present (including Currents are "nearly ready," advertisements are January 1861). Vol 1, -xii, -288; Vol 2, -iv, -312 + [January 1861 adverts]. In original brown blindstamped cloth. Minor rubbing and chipping to the boards, wear to corners, contemporary ownership signature in ink, volume 1 slightly cocked volume 2 more so with some dampstains. A good+ set. Both volumes are tight with strong boards and hinges. A desireable First Issue set in the original binding of Holmes's first novel, originally published serially in The Atlantic Monthly beginning in December 1859 as "The Professor's Story." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED from Longfellow's Translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY

      n.p., n.d.. Document. Chipping to the edges of the somewhat fragile paper but with no effect at all on Longfellow's writing which is dark and bold. Near Fine. On a 6" x 9" endpaper removed from an early printing of a volume of Longfellow's translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, the poet has written the first 3 lines of Canto III from the poem and has SIGNED "Henry W. Longfellow" at the conclusion: "I enter, and I see thee in the gloom/Of the long aisles, O poet Saturnine!/And strive to make my steps keep pace with thine." On 9 July 1861 while Longfellow was napping, his wife Fanny accidentally lit her dress on fire. Longfellow tried to smother the flames first with a rug and then with his body, but the burns were fatal and Fanny died the next morning. Longfellow was burned badly enough that he was unable to attend her funeral and thereafter wore a beard which became his trademark. After Fanny's death, the poet took refuge in translating Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, a task that would occupy much of his time for the next several years. To assist him in the translation, he invited friends--William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton and other occasional guests--to weekly meetings of "The Dante Club." Longfellow's translation, the first by an American, was published in 1867 and revised by him at later dates.

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        Original Photographic Proof Sheet, unsigned, 4to, Paris, of Nellie Melba, Sigrid Arnoldson, and Marthe Brandes

      . The proof sheet titled, "Paris-Photographie," contains 30 images together, composed of five rows of six images each. The images are identified at the bottom of the sheet under the title, "Nadar-Actualité." The first row of six photographic proofs shows "Madame [Nellie] Melba" in "Romeo et Juliette," the next three rows show Sigrid Arnoldson, and the last row shows Marthe Brandes. Nellie Melba (1861-1931), renown Australian opera singer and the first Australian to achieve international recognition in the classical music world; Sigrid Arnoldson (1861-1943) Swedish international opera star; Marthe Brandes (1862-1930), French comedienne. The browned sheet is in overall good condition with some soiling at lower right portion not affecting text and slight bend in right upper margin and lower left corner.

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        Die europäischen Hemiptera.

      Halbflügler (Rhynchota Heteroptera). Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien, C. Gerold's Sohn, 1861. Royal-8vo. pp. vi, 444, with 2 lithographed plates. Contemporary blind wrappers (spine broken). Hagen 233; Horn & Schenkling 6567: "Sehr selten".

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        National Music: The Marseilles Hymn; The Grave of Washington; The Star Gemmed Flag National Hymn; The First Gun is Fired; The Officer's Funeral; Brave Boys Are They; The Vacant Chair; We Are Coming Father Abraham; The Wild Ashe Deer

      Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.. There are tears to some pages, age toning, foxing, tide marked, soiling, chipping, 1853-1862, Civil War Lincolniana sheet music. Unusual image of American flag 5 stars across by 6 stars down 26 stars total along with Republique Francaise Flag. Book of 12 pieces of sheet music, hand stitched together without boards or covers. Each piece of sheet music has illustration: The Marseilles Hymn by Rouger de Lisle 4pp. The Grave of Washington Composed and sung by Harmoneons Poetry by Marshall S. Pike by L. V. H. Crosby 4pp. The Star Gemmed Flag National Hymn by Rev. F. W. Taylor U.S.N. 7pp. The First Gun is Fired by Geo F. Root 5pp. The Officer's Funeral by The Honorable Mrs. Norton 5pp. Brave Boys Are They by Henry Clay Work 6pp. The Vacant Chair We Shall Meet but We shall Miss Him by Geo. F. Root 6pp. We Are Coming Father Abraham or Three Hundred Thousand More Volunteers by A. B. Irving 5pp. [Lincolniana] Let The Ocean Heave to the Tempest's Wing A Song of the Sea by Robert Davidson 5pp. O Give Me A Home By The Sea by E. A. Hosmer 3pp. The Wild Ashe Deer by Mrs. A. V. Pendleton 5pp. Will You Come to My Mountain Home by Alfred Wheeler 4pp. . Good. Sheet music. 1861. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        General Orders - 2 original prison notices posted after the Chatham Prison riot in 1861

      [Chatham Prison], 1861, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionBoth poster bills are in a good condition, somewhat edge-torn with some tape repairs. They are quite well-preserved considering age and use.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 pages; Two rare, original General Orders posted in the aftermath of the Chatham Prison riot of 1861. The notices are signed (printed): Joshua Jebb, Major General, Chairman of Directors. The orders are dated February 1861 and 6th March, 1861. Both orders deal with classification and punishment for prisoners who were part of the "recent disgraceful proceedings." Ref. nos.: -- [General order 1]: 1960. E. & S.-100.-2/61 -- [General order 2]: 2070. E. & S.-100.-3/61. Subjects: Chatham Prison Riot, 1861 -- Prisons -- Great Britain -- History -- Prison conditions -- Prisoners -- 19th century -- Joshua Jebb (1793-1863). Dimensions: 43 x 28cm.

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        Sämmtliche Werke rechtmässige Originalausgabe

      Hoffmann und Campe 1861 - Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1861-69 Kl.-8vo (178 x 105 mm). 20 Teile in 10 Bd gebunden, Braune Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung: das Bildnis des Dichters in Gold auf jedem Deckel der Reihe; Einbände gut erhalten, einige Ecken bestossen;die Rücken mit aufgeklebten Rückenleinen, einige leicht verkratzt, leichte Abnutzung an einigen Kapitalien, vielleicht wurde eine alte Restaurierung an den Rücken durchgeführt mit der Wiederaufklebung der original Leinen Rücken; Die erste in Deutschland veröffentlichte Werkausgabe. Innen guter Zustand, sehr leicht vergilbt und mit einigen wenigen Benutzungsspuren; schönes Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Currents and counter-currents in medical science. Inscribed by Holmes to John Ordronaux

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1861. 8vo. ix, [3], 406, [2, ads.]pp. Dedication leaf inserted after title, 16-page publisher's catalogue in the back. Original cloth. Endpapers a bit foxed, light uniform toning, but a very good, tight copy, inscribed by Holmes on the flyleaf to Civil War surgeon John Ordronaux, author of "Hints on the Preservation of Health in Armies" (1861). First collected edition of these medical essays by Holmes, reprinting his classic "Puerperal fever" (1843, 1855; Garrison-Morton 6274, 6276). Currier & Tilton 97-99.

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        Abraham Lincoln signs a commission for a Connecticut officer who served at Antietam and Port Hudson

      "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Abraham Lincoln,"" as President, 1 page, 18"" x 14.5"" on parchment, Washington, September 17, 1861, countersigned by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, appointing Samuel P. Ferris as a ""Second Lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment of Infantry..."" With a finely engraved eagle at top center and motif of flags, arms and armor at bottom center together with an intact blue seal of the United States. Expected folds, moderate dampstains along margins do not affect either Lincoln's or Cameron's signature, expertly cleaned, else very good condition. Samuel Peter Ferris entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1857 and on June 24, 1861 received the second lieutenant's commission recorded in the present document. From then until November 1862, Ferris served with the U.S. Army's 8th Infantry with whom he served in the Peninsular Campaign seeing action at the Siege of Yorktown and the Seven Days before Richmond. The 8th Infantry also served at Antietam in September 1862. In November, Ferris took command of the 28th Connecticut Volunteers as colonel. The 28th spent much of its time occupying Pensacola, Florida before seeing heavy action at the siege of Port Hudson in the spring and summer of 1863. Following the war, Ferris received a regular army captain's commission and served with the 30th U.S. Infantry starting in 1866. "

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        THE ART OF WAR IN EUROPE, 1854,1855,1856. 36th Congress, 2nd Session, House of Representatives. REPORT ON THE ART OF WAR IN EUROPE, 1854,1855,1856 by MAJOR RICHARD DELAFIELD FROM HIS MILITARY COMMISSION TO THE THEATRE OF WAR IN EUROPE Under the orders of HON. JEFFERSON DAVIS, Secretary of War.

      Washington: George W. Bowman, 1861 - First edition of the House Document, 4to (12 x 9), pp. xxiv, 287, (1), (2) blank, 42 large folding maps, charts or diagrams, hand-colored lithograph title, 12 hand-colored or tinted lithograph plates, 12 black & white lithograph plates including 3 folding, 11 black & white line-printed plates including 3 folding (cannon & gun carriages), 3 black & white line-printed plates (plans & diagrams), hundreds of text figures. Half black morocco & marbled boards, back in six compartments gilt lettered in the second, gilt stars & starbursts in the rest, gilt date at foot. Good copy in attractive strong solid binding in very good clean bright condition, some wear to edges. Text sheets foxed & stained and with water-stain across lower quarter to half of p. 105 through p.277. Lithograph title & lithograph and line plates are clean & very good. The large folding maps &c. are good but with some wear & tear and with numerous careful old seam repairs. H6066 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Career of Major Andre Adjutant-General of the British Army in America [with Extra Illustrations]

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, Printed by H. O. Houghton, 1861. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Brodart plastic. 2 volumes (Part I and Part II). 7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches, 216pp part I & Part II page 217 to page 471 + 6 pages of indexes to page 478 One volume extended to 2, with specially printed title pages Part I and Part II. Original and contemporary 3/4 leather. Morocco with marbles paper boards, some wear. First volume starting. Seventy-five copies were printed on larger paper in octavo. Extra-illustrated with over 300 plates of portraits and views, a unique thus. A very interesting copy. Map at page 303.Previous owner's name and date 1908 neatly written in ink on blank front page between Marble and half tile page of each volume. Another previous owner, W. Van R. Whithall has 1 x 1/2 inch gold stamped name on leather bookplate with tooled edges! Neatly placed on each marbled front end paper."This is the best biography of 'the unfortunate Andre,' written in the later spirit of regret which most Americans feel for his execution. The justice of the sentence is widely reviewed and various commentators quoted" [Larned].Prof. E. E. Sparks. Sargent had access to Sir Henry Clinton's manuscript notes to Stedman's "American War," and to the war Journals of other participants on both sides. John André (1750-1780) was a British Adjutant General of the British Army in America with the rank of major. He was hanged as a spy at Tappan, New York on 2 October 1780 by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British.Howes S113; Sabin 77043.

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        Anti-Slavery Broadside: "Comparison of Products, Population, and Resources of the Free And Slave States"

      Cambridge, MA 1861 - Broadside, "Comparison of Products, Population, and Resources of the Free And Slave States." 1861. 14.25 x 22 in., multi-colored, by John Batchelder, printed by Welch, Bigelow, and Co., Cambridge, Mass. This chart compares free and slave state output in such areas as the number of schools, newspapers and periodicals, population, slave population, literacy rates, manufacturing, and agricultural output. Historical BackgroundAt the outset of the Civil War, the South was ill-prepared to fight against the industrial North. In everything from population to weapons manufacturing, the North had a decisive advantage. The South's advantage was in its cotton production, which allowed it to purchase many of its necessary war materials. Still, with greater population, shipping ability, railroads, canals, and capital, this chart graphically displays the disparities between North and South at the war's outset.ConditionProfessionally backed; some scattered losses, none of which affect the text; the largest hole does fall within the right-hand border. Overall a bright example.

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        The Macdermots of Ballycloran

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861 - The second edition of Trollope's first novel "New edition" (i.e. second edition). 8vo. iv, 364 pp. Printed by J.S. Virtue, City Road, London. 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. Sadleir, Trollope, 1 (note)

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        Mollusca Japonica descripta et tabulis tribus iconum.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1861. 4to. pp. iv, 36, (3), with 3 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent half calf, calf gilt-lettered label on frontcover. Nissen ZBI, 1208. A very scarce pioneer work on the mollusca of Japan, the first publication to deal exclusively with this subject. The work describes 136 species of which 128 marine mollusca, collected by Dr. Nuhn near Decima. The 3 plates show 65 new species of which 63 marine. In 1882 Dunker published an extended edition 'Index molluscorum maris Japonici' which is less rare than his first publication. Some slight foxing. A nicely bound copy.

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes.

      (Wien, k.u.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei), 1861-1865.. Berichte des Herrenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861-1865. Dazu: Berichte des Abgeordnetenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861/62, 1863/64. Zus. 6 Bde. 4°. HLn.bde.. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit.. Sämtliche Protokolle der ersten Reichsratssitzungen. Seit dem Oktoberdiplom 1860 und dem Februarpatent 1861 war der Reichsrat erstmals konstitutionelles Vertretungsorgan des Kaisertums Österreich und in die 2 Kammern - Herrenhaus und Abgeordnetenhaus - geteilt.

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes.,

      (Wien, k.u.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei), 1861-1865. - Berichte des Herrenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861-1865. Dazu: Berichte des Abgeordnetenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861/62, 1863/64. Zus. 6 Bde. 4°. HLn.bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Sämtliche Protokolle der ersten Reichsratssitzungen. Seit dem Oktoberdiplom 1860 und dem Februarpatent 1861 war der Reichsrat erstmals konstitutionelles Vertretungsorgan des Kaisertums Österreich und in die 2 Kammern - Herrenhaus und Abgeordnetenhaus - geteilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kornernte. Entwurf für ein Wandbild im Hause Emil Bendemanns

      um 1861/62 um 1861/62. Bleistift auf Papier, am unteren Rand mit Bezeichnungen (Maßangaben?), handschriftlich auf einem Etikett bezeichnet und rechts daneben typographisch wiederholt: "Zeichnung / von Eduard Bendemann 1811-188[9] / Entwurf zu den Wandtafeln im Hause eines Verwandten / des Künstlers in Berlin, Victoriastraße 17. Der Entwurf stammt aus dem Anfang der 1860er Jahre. Ihn schenkte / mir 1912 der Sohn des Künstlers, Admiral z. D. [Felix] von / Bendemann [1848-1915] in Berlin. Wert 150 Mark / Berlin 11./11 1912 Dr. Paul Kaufmann", 16,6 x 46,9 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. 1863 vollendete Eduard Bendemann die im Vorjahr begonnenen Wandbilder im Haus seines Bruders Emil Leopold Franz Bendemann (1807-1882),1 das sich der Geheime Oberbergrat 1859/60 durch Martin Gropius (1824-1880) im Berliner Tiergartenviertel hatte erbauen lassen. Sie wurden als ein "Fries" von "Kindergruppen" beschrieben, "welche die vier Jahreszeiten und die Wissenschaften und die Künste darstell[t]en",3 was die vorliegende Skizze, sofern es keine Planänderung gab, widerlegen dürfte. Nur Lionel von Donop nannte den Zyklus eine "Darstellung der vier menschlichen Lebensalter und Jahreszeiten", der aus "im Ganzen sieben Bilder[n]" bestand und sich damals in der Obhut von "Prof. [Adolf] v. Baeyer [1835-1917] in München", dem mit Adelheid Bendemann (1847-1910) verheirateten Schwiegersohn des Auftraggebers, befand. Demnach müssen sie in Düsseldorf auf Leinwand gemalt worden sein, wie es Bendemann gleichzeitig bei einem Monumentalgemälde für das Naumburger Gericht in Ölwachsfarben (1860/64)5 handhabte. Im einzeln bleiben die Sujets der verschollenen Darstellungen von (möglicherweise) vier Jahreszeiten und drei Lebensaltern freilich so ungewiss wie deren Komposition, Farbigkeit und Anbringung. Ihr Programm schloss thematisch an die beiden monumentalen Friese an, die Bendemann eben im Thron- und Ballsaal des Dresdener Residenzschlosses6 vollendet hatte (1839-55, zerstört). An jene erinnert nicht zuletzt der klare Aufbau der sommerlichen Ernteszene7 mit reliefhaft reduzierter Raumstaffelung. Sie entfaltet sich über drei Felder beiderseits der Achse zweier Jünglinge, die vor einem Baum stehend mit Panflöte und Aulos einem Arbeiter aufspielen, der am Boden sitzend den Durst aus einem Krug stillt, derweil ein anderer im Schatten derselben Garbe döst. Ihnen gegenüber rastet eine Mutter mit ihren beiden Kindern, von denen das Kleinere auf ihrem Schenkel platziert munter winkend der Melodie applaudiert. Das Mittelbild wird von Szenen halber Breite flankiert, die durch hohe Kornbündel optisch geschieden sind und das eigentliche Erntegenre zeigen: Während auf dem linken Flügel zwei Arbeiterinnen dabei sind, die Sense zu schärfen bzw. vornübergebeugt mit wuchtigem Elan das Getreide zu sicheln, hat vis-a-vis eine Schnitterin ihre Ernte bereits in die Gewandschürze geschlagen, um mit majestätischer Grazie aus dem Bild zu schreiten. Dabei wirft sie einen Blick zurück auf die Flötisten und über diese hinweg zu der dengelnden Mäherin, die ihrerseits sich umschauend innehält, als horche sie auf dieselben Klänge. Die Szene stellt Bendemanns prima idea vor Augen, die er - wie Pentimenti mehrerer, zunächst höher angeordneter Figuren bekunden - aus der Imagination heraus auf kompositorisch bereits überraschend präzise Weise festhielt. Die in fließend-freiem Duktus wiederholt neu gezogenen Umrisslinien und reiche, meist parallel gezogene Binnenschraffuren verleihen den Gestalten jene klare plastische Präsenz, die im Verein mit Spontaneität und Sicherheit der Bildfindung eine ab und zu übersehene Qualität des Zeichners Bendemann beleuchtet: "[ ] wo er skizzierend erfand, bezaubert er durch einen raschen, lebendigen Strich".8 Grundiert von Musik, die das Triptychon' über die rhythmisch gebundene Konzeption hinaus vermöge des immanenten Motivs des Hörens eint und die Kornernte zum Fest einer Harmonie von Mensch und Natur aus dem Geiste kosmischer Ordnung erhöht, scheint hinter der lyrischen, Marees-haften Sommeridylle eine weitere Sinnschicht auf: Statuarisch prägnant, wie es Bendemanns Stil entsprach, tritt vor allem in der rechten Gestalt der Schnitterin dem Betrachter eine Inkarnation der feldarbeitserfahrenen Titelheldin des alttestamentlichen Buches Ruth entgegen, der fremden Moabiterin, die vom jüdischen Volk als gleichberechtigt anerkannt, zur Stammmutter König Davids und so zur Ahnfrau Jesu Christi geworden war. Die in ihrer Figur angelegte heilsgeschichtliche Brücke vom Alten zum Neuen Bund spielte für Bendemann insofern eine eminente Rolle, als sie auf persönlicher Ebene die gesellschaftliche Emanzipation bzw. Assimilation seiner jüdischen Familie thematisierte und gleichermaßen das erste, in die Sammlung des 1811 konvertierten Vaters Anton gelangte Historienbild9 (1828/29, verschollen) von der Hand des im selben Jahre geborenen Malers vergegenwärtigte.0 Angesichts des brüderlichen Adressaten des Berliner Zyklus wird man annehmen dürfen, dass den übrigen Szenen ähnliche typologisch-biographische Züge innewohnten.

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        Champignons et truffes.

      . Paris: lib. Agricole et Rustique, 1861. With 12 colourlithographs. 173 pp. Orig. wrappers, loose and worn..

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        SIX YEARS OF A TRAVELLER'S LIFE IN WESTERN AFRICA.

      London ;- Hurst and Blackett Publishers 1861 - A Fine First Edition set of this classic work. Complete with 14 Plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Handsome modern scarlet leather-backed boards with raised bands. New endpapers. Half-Titles, Vol. 1 - (xvii) + 354pps. / Vol. 2 - viii + 363pps. + (16)pps. Ads. Superb ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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