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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.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        Oeuvres Complètes D'Alexis de Tocqueville Publiées par Madame de Tocqueville (Democratie en Amérique, Correspondance Inédite, Etudes Economiques etc.)

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1861. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 9 volumes in quarter green leather over green marbled boards. Wear to a few spine ends, a bit of wear at edges, scattered foxing internally and occasional browning, but a very good set overall. Complete including the Correspondance inédites. Published 1861-1866. Démocratie en Amérique (3 vols); L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution; Correspondance inédites (2 vols); Nouvelle Correspondence; Mélanges, Fragments Historique; and Etudes Economiques, Politiques & Litteraires. Size: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 045042.

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        The Republic of Fools: Being the History of the State and People of Abdera, in Thrace - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, W. H. Allen & Co, 1861, Hardback, First EditionExceptional copies both in the original gilt-blocked and blind-tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remain a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. ; 1 pages; Description: 2 v. 20 cm. Subjects: Avdhira (Greece) --Fiction. Thrace--Fiction. Thrace --Fiction.

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        The Baltimore poet handwrites the second stanza of his patriotic tribute to his native state ? he had written ?Maryland! My Maryland? in the days following the death of a friend in a skirmish with Union troops shortly after Fort Sumter

      n.p., n.d. "Autograph Manuscript Signed ?James R. Randall,? one page, 7? x 8.75?. On laid, watermarked paper. Fine condition.The second stanza of his nine-stanza poem, ?Maryland! My Maryland!? In full, ?Hark to an exiled son?s appeal, / Maryland! / My Mother-State, to thee I kneel, / Maryland! / For life and death, for woe and weal, / Thy peerless chivalry reveal, / And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, / Maryland! My Maryland!?After hearing of the death in of a friend involved in a skirmish with Union troops marching through Baltimore on April 19, 1861, Baltimore-born James R. Randall, teaching in Louisiana, was so aroused that he wrote the poem, ?Maryland! My Maryland!? at night by candlelight. It first appeared in the April 26, 1861, issue of the New Orleans ?Sunday Delta? and was eventually set to the music of ?Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum.? In 1939, ?Maryland! My Maryland!? was adopted as the Maryland state song. It is annually played before the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        ETUDES HISTORIQUES, POLITIQUES ET LITTERAIRES SUR LES JUIFS D'ESPAGNE

      Durand, Paris - Imprimerie Administrative de Paul Dupont, Paris 1861 - RO40202894: 608 pages. Etiquette de code sur le dos. Tampons et annotation de bibliothèque en page de titre. Dos fendu. Derniers cahiers et 2e plat se détachant. Manque important sur le coin inférieur du 2e plat. Coins pliés en toute fin d'ouvrage. (Très rare) Trad. pour la 1re fois en français par J.-G. Magnabal. Emigration des Juifs. Les Juifs sous les monarchies chrétiennes d'Oviédo, de Léon et de Castille. Prospérité et malheurs des Juifs sous la branche de don Sanche. Règne des rois catholiques. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. 2ème plat abîmé. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 296-Judaïsme [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Autobiography of a Stage-Coachman (complete in three volumes)

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. These three books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. They are very lightly rubbed. they have marbled end papers and 311, 312, 292, minimally toned pages plus ads. They are bound in gilt lined three-quarter red leather on the corners and spines. The spines have five raised bands with gilt tooled designs (among them horns and horseshoes) in the panels and gilt titles on darker backgrounds. Each book has a tissue guarded frontispiece. They were bound by Rivere & Son for Henry Southeran of Piccadilly. The boards are covered in red cloth.

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAGE-COACHMAN

      Hurst & Blackett 1861 - 1st 1861. Very good condition with no wrapper. Three volumes. 8 x 5". Red embossed cloth, gilt titles to spines. B/w frontis to each volume. Bookplate of Eric S. Quayle to front pastedown of Vol I. Top and tail of spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Contents very good. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Narrative by Major-General John Campbell, C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Printed for Private Circulation, , 1861. Octavo, original dun pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, edges sprinkled red. Somewhat sunned at the spine, boards slightly mottled, spine relined, corners stiffened, light browning. First edition, uncommon, just 3 copies on COPAC. Campbell's version of events in Khondistan initiated a sharp controversy with William Macpherson, brother of Major Samuel Charters Macpherson, who edited the latter's correspondence for publication in 1865. Major Macpherson disagreed totally with Campbell as to the best methods to pursue in the suppression of the Meriah, human sacrifices, of the Khonds. Macpherson's persuasive methods reaped early success in Gumsur, but, perhaps due to interference by Campbell's allies, failed to make an impact in Boad. Macpherson was replaced by Campbell (who immediately resorted to coercion), and charges laid against him. Macpherson was cleared and the governor-general, Lord Dalhousie, declared that nothing could compensate Macpherson for the treatment that he had undergone. The success of this privately-produced memoir led Campbell to publish a revised edition some three years later. Contemporary bookplate with the Campbell crest to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Travels in the regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China with adventures among the mountain Kirghis and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi and Gelyaks. The hunting and pastoral tribes. Second edition.

      London, Hurst and Blackett, 1861,. gr. in-8vo, colored front + XIII + 570 p., with 1 map and numerous illustrations, small legacy stamp on first flyleaf 'Guggisberg', original half-leather, with large corners, spine gilt. Fine copy.. In this work, Atkinson continues his observations while traveling in the Eastern portions of the Russian Empire. He focuses on the natural history and ethnography of the region, but includes vignettes of hunting for maral, ibex, bear, argali, and wild boar.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of Asian Big Game Hunting. p. 15,

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        MAGISTER CHRISTIAN SCRIVER 1861

      Forlag: Chriftiania WM. Brams, 1861. Book. Fine. Hardback. Assumed First Edition. 8 x 10. TITLE: MAGISTER CHRISTIAN SCRIVER 1861 AUTHOR: UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER with the book being in possible German!!!!!! PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: CHRIFTIANIA WM. BRAMS, FORLAG 1861 EDITION: First Edition assumed CATEGORY: Foreign BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Brown Leather CONDITION: UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER with the book being in possible German!!!!!! There is a leather imprint line to the endpapers. The outside is in fair plus condition with heavy scuffing to the spine. There is some nice writing in ink from 1868 on the front endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 8 x 10 (approximately) PAGES: 1147 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER with the book being in possible German!!!!!! MAGISTER CHRISTIAN SCRIVER. SIELE = SFAT. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 3500 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005751.

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        FOLIO BLANK BOOK WITH APPROXIMATELY 275-280 NEATLY MOUNTED NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS OF PATRIOTIC POEMS, SONGS, JOKES AND SQUIBS CONCERNING THE CIVIL WAR

      Various newspaper clippings, 1861-1864., 1861 - 1864. Folio, leather spine and marbled boards, 54 pages (on 27 leaves) with evidence of some excision, neatly mounted in double columns. A fine, careful selection, neatly mounted of verses concerning the Civil War (from a Union perspective). Selections range from such standards as "The Star Spangled Banner" and what must certainly stand as an early appearance of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," to such pieces that would be familiar to anyone who has handled Civil War song sheets ("Three Hundred Thousand More," "After The Battle"), to such juxtapositions as Longfellow's "Union (here collected with the first line, "Sail On, O Ship Of State!") mounted directly above a perhaps uncollected elegy on Lincoln's son Willie (dated four days after his death on Feb. 24, 1862) by Minnie Lee, "Willie, The Nation's Offered Lamb." Minor poets predominate.... a number hail from Connecticut, including Hartford's own sweet singer Lydia Huntley Sigourney--- through Holmes and Whittier, Longfellow and Bryant are sprinkled throughout, as well as the Ohio sweet singer Phoebe Cary. Bret Harte is represented with "Our Privilege, by a Californian" (signed in type F. B. Harte) preceding by several years his first book of 1867, while Horatio Alger also makes some relatively early appearances. A few pieces on McClellan's political career are here collected, and the assembler rounds out some of the odd columns with brief jokes or anecdotes, including at least one Abraham Lincoln story. Despite the war, some mild satire does rear its head; one "National Hymn" from Vanity Fair was produced "through the aid of a mathematical formula," and hits all the expected notes of a patriotic song (Eagles, banners, etc.). The scrapbook seems both strangely clean and optimistic during the early the early years of the war, as the years of fighting wear on, the subject matter becomes more melancholy and the paste itself adopts a certain pathetic-fallacious sympathy and bleeds through with some frequency, causing browning and some offset. No verses of victory or of Lincoln's death are here collected, suggesting an end date of around 1864. Spine cracked and chipped, joints cracked (but holding); some occasional foxing, light browning or offset, else a good. Sound copy.

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        The Order Book of the Great American Rebellion

      Auburn Publishing Co., New York 1861 - Salesman's copy.Original dark brown blind stamped decorative cloth binding. Gilt title on front cover. Some foxing to tissue guards. Occasional foxing to back & margins of the plates. Consists of full page portraits with tissue guards of Lincoln, Farragut, Sherman and Grant. Other full page & quarter page portraits, some with tissue guards of Union & Confederate generals, including Ericsson, Davis, Jackson, etc. Loaded with portraits, maps, plans, drawing, battle scenes, insignias and an advert. Last few pages consist of a few pages of subscribers' lists. Approximately 100 pages. This is an extremely rare order book of the rare Storke two volume set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        LARGE 1861 CIVIL WAR RAILROAD MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR; LLOYD'S AMERICAN RAILROAD MAP SHOWING THE WHOLE SEAT OF WAR, [LBC]

      James T. Lloyd, [philadelphia?] 1861 - Civil War; History, American; Color Illustrations; 50 x 41"; 1 pages; (Civil War Railroad Map of The Seat of War) LLOYD'S AMERICAN RAILROAD MAP SHOWING THE WHOLE SEAT OF WAR, by James T. Lloyd. This large, 50" x 41" hand-colored map was originally published in this format in the June 15, 1861 issue of Lloyd's American Railway Weekly, only 2 months after the beginning of war hostilities. The large inset in L. R. Shows "Escambia, Santa Rosa Cos. FL. Showing Pensacola Harbor", and depicts the forts and the position of the U. S. Fleet blocking it's entrance. The circular gauge to it's left is "Lloyd's Amer. Wkly. Time Dial, showing times in 28 different US cities. Unfortunately, because of it's size, age and the thin newsprint paper on which it is printed, the map has more than it's share of creases, dampstaining(mostly along the margins) , holes and L & R margin wear and loss from insects(? ) and general abuse, especially to the upper right, where the textblock description is partly detroyed. Overall, a good example of an extremely scarce, fragile and early map of the war. Faults are clearly shown in the graphics. Photographed under shrinkwrap. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE LIFE, TRAVELS, AND GOSPEL LABORS OF ELD JOSEPH THOMAS, MORE WIDELY KNOWN AS THE "WHITE PILGRIM"; TO WHICH ARE ADDED HIS POEMS: RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND SATIRICAL [G]

      N Y, N Y: Cummings, Christian Messenger Office. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1861. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 266, [3] pages; The Life, Travels, and Gospel Labors of Eld Joseph Thomas, More Widely Known as the "White Pilgrim"; to Which Are Added His Poems: Religious, Moral, and Satirical . Bound in original publisher's blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century theological work. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and plate at the rear of volume showing author's grave. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 2/4" . No auction records found, Worldcat locates 2 copies OCLC Number: 7602020 . REV. JOSEPH THOMAS was born near Hawfields (Trolling's bridge on Haw river) , in Orange (now Alamance) county, North Carolina, March 7, 1791, and died April 9, 1835. At the age of seven he was separated from his father and mother...In 1806, having gone to his home in North Carolina, he was deeply convicted of sin at a camp-meeting under the preaching of William Guirey. He began to pray in private, and after a year, at the age of sixteen, he received the evidence of a full pardon. ...In 1811, having made a tour through the West, he returned by way of Philadelphia...In 1814, he sold his possessions, put off his [82] "fashionable clothing" and "dressed agreeably to the impressions" of his mind in white--whence his name the "White Pilgrim." He published his "Pilgrim's Hymn Book" in 1815. Graphic of frontis and title pae also available. ; 0 .

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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.

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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.

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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>

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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