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        Calliphlox Mitchelli, Plate 160 (Mitchell’s Amethyst)

      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’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, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” 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’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive “Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds”. 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’s personal collection of hummingbird specimens. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Calliphlox Mitchelli", measures 21.5" x 14.5" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows two hummingbirds, commonly called Mitchell's Amethyst's, in mid-flight. These hummingbirds are expertly hand colored with green bodies, and have a white collar and flank with orange detail and luminous pink and purple throats, from which they get their name. The hummingbirds are shown approaching a flower in their search for nectar. The plant they feed from is also colored with rich green with small flowers and precise detailing.

      [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'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'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'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’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’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, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” 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’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive “Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds”. 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’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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        artifact, History of Computing ] Fuller's Time Telegraph and Palmer's Computing Scale : Fuller's Telegraphic Computer with Portfolio and Instructions [ Rare English Edition ]

      John E. Fuller 1861 - 11.25 inches by 11.25 inches. 1/2 inch thick including instruction portfolio. Pressed paper construction with lithographed overlay, and edges with decorative paper borders in a tartan design, the whole lacquered. Each "side" has a rotating volvelle with scales,although oddly there is no recessed section as in the American version to use for easier turning. A metal rivet through the center holds the 2 discs in place. There is some minor loss to the papered border finish. Both volvelles appear stuck, likely due to expansion of the inner discs. We have not attempted to force the issue, as the whole is in remarkable condition and is the first English version of this we've handled. The cloth portfolio case and instructions are complete, noting several tears and separations to the chart in back, and the instruction section being separated from the portfolio. The spine panel of the portfolio case also has several tears. Boards. Palmer's Computing Scale is one of the most desirable artifacts for those who collect early American Slide Rules and calculating devices. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843. Feazel notes that the rule's first commercial appearance was in January 1844. This first circular rule had a front volvelle, and instructions printed on the rear. Feazel further notes Mr. John E. Fuller purchased the copyrights to the device from Palmer, and in 1845 copyrighted the Time Telegraph. This second device was affixed to the rear of Palmer's Computing Scale, and "how to" instructions were provided in a separate cloth case with foldout and instructions (not present here). There were various versions of this device produced from 1845 to 1871. Colin Barnes (Slide Rule Gazette, Issue 6, Autumn 2005) notes that initially these devices were only known in the United States. But he discovered several examples in the Whipple Museum (Cambridge, England), which had telltales indicating that they were also available in England. Among other things, the scales have tartan designs around the edges, and have a new scale and notation on the face "or Pounds, Shillings & Pence." We offer here an example of the rare English edition (the first we've seen), with the ever elusive instruction portfolio. The tartan pattern around the edge of the Scale is the first of the three examples in Barnes' article. The portfolio has minor textual changes on the covers, and the instruction book is 22 pages rather than the usual 14. We believe it dates to after 1861, as Hamlin is noted as Vice President under Lincoln. A rare example of this early circular slide rule. Also see Origins of Cyberspace #353. See Origins of Cyberspace #302 and Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3 No 1 and Vol 4 no 1 for more information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Edition (3 Volumes)

      Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd, London 1861 - Rare first edition with calf spines and raised bands and title box, tips leather covered, boards and endpapers rich burgundy marble paper. Three matching volumes. Leather surface worn at extremities with a few tips showing through leather, shelfwear and color loss on lower board edges but no boards showing. Marbled edges on all three sides of page block. Inner hinge papers starting but not totally split, page blocks are all tight and secure. Moderate foxing on preliminary pages, internally creamy and clean. No signatures, tears or soil. 3 excellent volumes on the era of horse drawn Stage Coaches and the people of that time. Exceedingly rare and beautiful addition to your sporting library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HORSE BOOKS PLUS LLC]
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        The War, and How to End It

      San Francisco: [no publisher]. 1861. Third edition revised. Printed tan wrappers. 48pp. Owner's name (Lafayette S. Foster) on the front wrap, and a short split at the top of the spine, else near fine. OCLC locates four copies of the first or second editions (all in California), none of this edition. Lafayette S. Foster was a Senator from Connecticut who served from 1855-1867. He was President pro tempore of the Senate in 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated, and if John Wilkes Booth's conspirator George Atzerodt had acted on his assignment to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, Foster would have succeeded Lincoln as President of the United States. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les soirées canadiennes, revue de littérature nationale, première, troisième et quatrième année ; avec Les Soirées Canadiennes. Mémoire des propriétaires-éditeurs

      Brousseau & Frères, Québec 1861 - 1961-1964, 111-476-111, 428, 407, 28 p. Rousseur aux 5 dernières pages. Trace de papier collant à la page de titre solidifiée au papier collant. (1) Nom d'un ancien propriétaire (3-4). usure à la reliure (1-3-4) Comprend: 1- Trois légendes de mon pays de J. C. Taché; Voyage autour de l'île d.Orléans de F. A. H. Larue; La jongleuse de R. H. Casgrain; Journal d'un voyage sur les côtes de la Gaspésie de J. B. A. Ferland. 3- Forestiers et voyageurs de J. C. Taché; La Charliboyade de J. Bte Martin; Lestres de l'abbé Maillard sur les missions de l'Acadie et particulièrement sur les missions micmaques. 4- Souvenirs de voyage de Napoléon Bourassa; Une voix de 1813, manuscrit de C. Pinguet; Le braillard de la montagne, légende de J. c. Taché; La danse du calumet, manuscrit de 1744 du père Lesueur; Souvenirs de ma paroisse natale de E. Renault; Notes d'un condamné politique de F. Xussi poèmes de Fréchette, Lemay, Chauveau [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Claudine Bouvier]
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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Rudolstadt und Jena, 1861.. Zusammen (1+2=) 3 SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to und 8vo.. An einen Clemens mit der Bitte, ihm "als Polizeisergeant" gefällig zu sein (I) und mit Dank für dessen Dienste (II). I: "[...] Nicht für mich sondern für einen Freund, nicht zu bösen sondern zu guten Zwecken möchte ich gerne nähere Nachricht über den in Frankenhausen lebenden Knopffabrikanten Carl Zierfuß erhalten und zwar hauptsächlich über seinen Charakter, seine Bildungsstufe, seinen Umgang und die Verhältnisse, in denen er lebt, so wie, wes Geistes so ungefähr seine Kinder sind [...]" (24. V.; mit kl. unbed. Randläsuren). - II: "[...] Der Bericht über den Knopffabricanten war sehr willkommen [...] Hier vergehen wir seit 3 Wochen vor Hitze, die den[n] auch nicht ohne nachtheilige Folgen für die Gesundheit bleibt. Vor kurzem starb Rob. v. Froriep in Weimar am Schlag [...] Meine eigene Familie hat sich bis je[t]zt, Gott sei Dank, vollkommen ungefährdet erhalten. Auch die nächsten Freunde sind grösstentheils wohl, nur hat uns Ried [d. i. der Chirurg Franz Jordan von Ried, 1810-1895] vor einigen Tagen den Schre[c]k gemacht sich plötzlich mit einer heftigen Darmentzündung niederzulegen. Seit gestern ist er indess [!] wieder völlig außer Gefahr [...]" (24. VI.; mit kl. Einr. im unteren Blattdrittel).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Das Saugadernsystem vom anatomischen Standpunkte.

      - Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1861, 4°, XII, 124 pp., mit 17 gestochenen und 1 zweifarbig lithographierten Tafel mit 52 Abb., Leineneinband der Zeit; Breitrandiges Bibliotheksexemplar. LYMPHOLOGIC ATLAS - TEICHMANN'S NETWORK. - Erste Auflage. Profunde Gelehrsamkeit. Joseph Hyrtl gewidmet, speziell zum Ursprung der Lymphgefäße und ihrer Verteilung in den Lymphdrüsen, sowie in den einzelnen Organen. Besonders erwähnenswert sind die schönen Abbildungen (in weiß auf schwarzem Grund gedruckt). Ludwig Karol Teichmann (1823-1895) war Professor in Göttingen und später als Professor der Anatomie in Krakau tätig. Entdecker der Häminkristalle. - First Edition, dedicated to the great anatomist Hyrtl, this is an important work on the lymphatic system. Teichmann "mastered time-consuming anatomical preparations to supply Henle with illustratons for his Handbuch der systematischen Anatomie. Teichmann's main scientific interest was in the lymphatic vessels and their origin, which he studied by means of an original injection method. He maintained that no direct communication exists between blood capillaries and lymphatics, and discovered the obstruction of lymphatic vessels in elephantiasis . Das Saugadernsystem . is his main publication on the lymphatic system" -DSB, 13,274 - Teichmann was professor on anatomy in Krakau and he is remembered by "Teichmann's Network" (superficial and deep lymphatic plexuses in the wall of the stomach), and the invention of the hemin crystals. cf. Dobson, 201; Hirsch V, 529. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA por Don ---, edicion economica (14 VOLUMENES)

      - Mellado. Madrid 1861 14 vols. (22 cm) Enc. holandesa puntas con nervios. Algunas marcas y taladro antiguas de insecto. --- INCOMPLETO: FALTA VOLUMEN 7º --- El vol. 15 y último incluye biografía del autor e índice general alfabético. A (Ref.35621) historia general españa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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