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      Richmond: Tyler, Wise, Allegre and Smith, 1861.. The first two titles continuously paginated: 159pp., followed by 119; 94,[1]pp. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Scattered foxing and tanning. About very good. An important collection of early Confederate laws, bringing together early printings of the provisional and permanent Confederate constitutions, as well as the acts and laws of the first three sessions of the Confederate Provisional Congress, all of which convened in 1861. Within the proceedings of the first three sessions of the Provisional Congress will be found a great number of acts that established the structure of the government of the Confederate States of America, giving us an excellent understanding of how the Confederacy functioned as a governmental entity. Among the acts are those establishing the department of War, the Army and Navy, the Post Office, courts, a Justice Department, providing for an Executive Mansion, and establishing free navigation of the Mississippi River. Other acts formally bring states (such as Texas) into the Confederacy, address issues of tariffs, counterfeiting, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the powers of the President, set up an official printing office, and much more. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 21.

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        Die Insel Norderney. Eine kurze Darstellung ihrer Geschichte und Geographie, ihrer Pflanzenwelt und Thierwelt und ihrer Seebadeanstalt.

      Hannover, Schmorl u. v. Seefeld, 1861.. IV, 112 SS. m. zahlr. Texthst. sowie 1 Karte, 1 Plan und 6 Farblithogr., gr.- 8°, ill. Or.- Ppbd. ( Rücken erneuert ). Gesuchtes Ansichtenwerk mit schönen Ansichten (4) und Trachten ( 2 Tafeln m. 3 Darstellungen) von Norderney. Des weiteren noch ein Stadtplan des Ortes Norderney m. d. Dünenschutzwerk und einer Karte der ostfriesischen Inseln m. d. Emsmündung.

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        Catalogue de livres d'entomologie provenant de la bibliothèque de M. Percheron, auteur de plusieurs ouvrages d'entomologie dont la vente aura lieu Rue des Bons-Enfant, 28, salle no. 4 (dans la cour), Jeudi 25 et Vendredi 26 avril 1861, a sept heures du soir, par le ministère de Me Danthonay, commissaire-priseur...

      Paris, L. Leclerc, 1861. 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. (4), 27. Sewed as issued. [together with:] SALLE, A. Catalogue de la bibliothèque et des collections d'histoire naturelle Coléoptères, Coquilles, Oiseaux-Mouches, etc. ayant appartenu à feu Auguste Sallé....Les livres à la Maison Sylvestre, rue des Bons-Enfants, 28, le soir à 8 heures, les 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 février 1897... les Collections Hotel des Ventes, rue Drouot salle no. 4 au 1er, les 25, 26, 27 février... Par le Ministère de Me Bailly... [Paris 1897]. 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. 64. Original printed wrappers. (I). Sales catalogue listing 336 entomolgical items of the library of Achille Percheron (1797-1869), French entomologist and author of one of the earliest bibliographies on entomology 'Bibliographie Entomologique' of 1837./(II). A sales catalogue of the library and natural history collection of the naturalist Auguste Sallé listing over 1300 items.

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        Historia General De España y De Sus Indias Desde Los Tiempos Mas Remotos Hasta Nuestros Dias. 7 VOLÜMENES. ( Obra Completa )

      Libreria De La Enciclopedia, La Habana 1861 - Tomo Primero, con VIII + 428 pag. y 20 laminas, Tomo Segundo, con 587 pag. y 15 laminas, y tambien con algun error al numerar las ultimas paginas. ( por ejemplo,705 por 570, 885, 886, y 887 por 585, 586 y por 587. ). Tomo Tercero, con 658 pag. y 10 laminas. Tomo Cuarto con 765 pag. y 11 laminas. Tomo Quinto, con 782 pag. y 16 laminas y 3 mapas a doble pagina. Y por ultimo el Tomo Sexto encuadernado en 2 volúmenes, con 1359 pag. y 15 laminas. Muchas hojas tostadas y otras con oxido, pero no impiden la correcta lectura. NO falta ninguna lamina ni mapa. Size: 25 X 17 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia From actual surveys by D.J. Lake and S.N. Beers Assisted by F.W. Beers, L.B. Lake and D.G. Beers

      J.E. Gillette & Co. publishers, Philadelphia 1861 - Lithographed folding wall map, hand-coloured in outline, in 36 sections backed onto linen (87 4/5 x 65 3/4 inches overall), edged with pink linen ribbon, contemporary metal rings through cloth hoops sewn along upper margin of map. Contained in a recent red two-fold chemise, all within a recent red morocco-backed cloth slipcase, lettered and dated in gilt on the 'spine'. A rare and finely-detailed magnificent large scale map of Philadelphia and surrounding country, and a fascinating picture of Philadelphia after the Consolidation Act of 1854. The map incorporates a decorative title, an inset general plan of Philadelphia, with an extensive index of businesses and services, with inset details of boroughs and townships (with properties and ownerships indicated) the whole within a decorative border of scrolling fruit, vines, and leaves. Philadelphia had been until 1830 the second largest city in the Union, when it was exceeded in size by Baltimore as well as New York. The Consolidation Act, passed by the state legislature, extended the cities boundaries to include all of Philadelphia county, and in 1860, the city was again able to claim to be the Union's second city. This map was drawn up after the census of 1860, and, in addition to comprehensive street plan of the city of Philadelphia, includes all the 15 boroughs and townships incorporated in 1854 (Somerton, Haddington, Whitehall, Bustleton, Fox Chase, Germantown, Bridesburg, Frankford, Kenderton, Manayunk, Falls of Schuylkill, Hestonville, Tacony, Holmesburg and Paschallville), each with accompanying directories, some adjacent, but most integral with the plans themselves. D. J. Lake and S. N. Beers, who had trained under J. H. French, were assisted in the execution of this map by Lamson Lake and Silas and Frederick Beers. Phillips, Maps and Views of Philadelphia , 429; Phillips, America , p. 706 (variant issue); Rumsey 2903 (suggests 8 variant issues); Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 397. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Uncommercial traveller

      By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861 [i.e., December, 1860]. Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+264; Publisher’s inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated December, 1860, at end; pinkish purple vertical wavy-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered pinkish purple through gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced pale yellow. Slight dulling to gilt of spine; lower blank forecorner of L1 and L2 chipped; otherwise a nice copy. Smith, Part 2, #11, noting this as the primary binding. Only 1,500 copies of the first edition were printed. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Future Confederate Secretary of War Makes Recommendation to War Department

      Sabot Hill, Virginia 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Secretary of War Leroy P. Walker. Sabot Hill, Virginia, September 4, 1861. With integral endorsement by Harrison. 2 pp., 5 x 7 7/8 in. Seddon, a Confederate Congressman from Virginia, recommends Captain George Harrison, a veteran of First Manassas, for promotion."My friend and fellow Countryman Captn. George Harrison late of the Goochland Cavalry serving at Manassas, where he had the privilege of participating in the perils and honor of our late victory." Complete Transcript Sabot Hill Sept 4th 1861Hon L.P. WalkerSecy of War. Sir I take pleasure in commending to your favourable considerations my friend and fellow Countryman Captn. George Harrison late of the Goochland Cavalry serving at Manassas, where he had the privilege of participating in the perils and honor of our late victory. Captn. Harrison is an officer of distinguished gallantry, merit and zeal, and since the commencement of the War, as well as for some time previous as on officer of Volunteers, has had experience in cavalry service. He has from the various su- [2] perior officers under whose observations he has been placed by his recent service, very strong testaments, voluntarily tendered, to his merit and qualifications. Having from circumstances, certainly in no sense derogatory to him, been disengaged from his late command, he is unwilling to remain idle or inactive in the momentous struggle for Southern Independence and is earnestly anxious to be again employed in some appropriate command. I feel sure a more efficient officer as Major or Leut Col of Cavalry could not be found readily, and in view even more of service to our cause than of private friendship, I cordially commend him to seek appointment.[integral endorsement by Harrison:] It may be proper to remark that the writer does not intend by this language to overlook the fact that Gen. Ewell's command, to which I was attached, had not the honor of participation in the actual conflict. G.F.H.James Seddon (1815-1880) was a Virginia lawyer, Democratic politician, and U.S. Congressman (1845-1847, 1847-1851), who was elected to the Provisional Confederate Congress, and appointed Secretary of War in November 1862, serving until February 1865.Leroy Walker (1817-1884) was a prominent Alabama Democratic politician and secessionist. Jefferson Davis appointed Walker the Confederacy's first Secretary of War, a position for which he was ill-suited, and from which he resigned on September 16, 1861, twelve days after this letter. He was later a brigadier general in the Confederate Army, and a military court judge.

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole (9 Vols.)

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Six panels on spine with ruled gilt and fleurons divided by raised gilt bands. Dark green leather spines with large tips with double gold rule outlining them. Endpaper pastedowns and boards are in a blue green and brown marble paper. Silk markers, silk headers and TEG all volumes. Bindings signed by Root & Son. There are numerous engraved plates. A handsome set.. First Thus. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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        Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl S.M. des Königs Friederich Wilhelm IV. in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Band VI: BOTANIK.

      Berlin, Reimer, (1861-) 1862-1864. 2 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. xxii, iv, 584, with 61 lithographed plates. Recent half cloth. The complete botanical section of this famous expedition to Mozambique. The authors were N.J. Andersson; J.O. Boeckeler, C.A. Bolle, A.C.H. Braun, C.A.F. Garcke, J.K. Hasskarl, F. W. Klatt, J.F. Klotzsch, C.S. Kunth, K. Müller and H.G. Reichenbach. 6 volumes were planned of which vol. 2 was never published. These comprise mammals, amphibia, fishes, insects and botany. "The collections he made were enormous and were written up, mainly by himself ... This was a model faunal work for its day - comprising, authoritative, and well illustrated' (Adler p. 37). Two plates with marginal waterstaining.//Cowan & Stafleu 7759; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)IV, p. 1555.

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        Commodore Matthew C. Perry?s 18-year-old grandson Frederick Rodgers? appointment as Midshipman in the Navy signed by President Lincoln ? Rodgers eventually rose to the rank of Rear Admiral

      Partly Engraved Document Signed ?Abraham Lincoln? as President and ?Gideon Welles? as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 13.5? x 16.75?. Washington, June 1, 1861. Completed in manuscript. On parchment. Signatures a tad light. Folds. Patriotic military vignettes at top and bottom center. Green Navy Department seal affixed with wax at lower center. Fine condition. On September 25, 1857, one week before his 15th birthday, Frederick Rodgers (1842-1917), grandson of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, was appointed acting Midshipman in the U.S. Navy. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from 1857 to 1861, completing his studies just after the outbreak of the Civil War. This document was Rodgers? first promotion, signed by President Lincoln just seven weeks after Fort Sumter. Assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Rodgers was present at the bombardment of Port Hudson and later at the Battle of Mobile Bay. During his distingu

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        THE CITY OF THE SAINTS And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. Very Good. 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges weakening. Small stamp to half title page and dedication page. First and last few pages a bit yellowed. ; Green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine lettering. Numerous illustrations and one fold-out map; 8vo; 707 pages .

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        A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City.with a sketch of the history, religion, and customs of the Mormons, and an introduction on the religious movement in the United States.

      London: W. Jeffs, 1861. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (10 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches). Half titles (occasional spotting). Fine folding "Map designed to accompany the Journey to Mormon Land," frontispiece in each volume, 8 engraved plates (one or two marginal stains, occasional slight toning). Original publisher's brown cloth, stamped in blind, the smooth spine lettered in gilt (rebacked, extremities worn with loss). First edition in English, first published in France the previous year. With the beautifully engraved map in volume I. "Remy and his companion Julius Lucius Brenchley traveled from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in the summer of 1855. After a month's stay they left for Los Angeles, which they reached on November 29, and then returned to San Francisco. The Frenchmen were fascinated by the Mormons, and much of this book is devoted to the new American religion" (Wagner-Camp 364:2). "In addition to producing one of the first travel narratives about the Mormons originally published in a non-English language, Remy and his companion were also somewhat unusual in approaching Utah from the West, traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City. They arrived on 25 September 1855 and stayed a full month, observing, as they put it, 'a religion at the very moment of its birth.' Their book was first published in France in 1860, then was translated into English and published the next year as 'A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City' (London: W. Jeffs, 1861)" (Smith, p. 160). Craig S. Smith, "The Curious Meet the Mormons: Images from Travel Narratives, 1850s and 1860s" in Journal of Mormon History, vol. 24, no. 2 (Fall 1998). Wagner-Camp 364:2. Flake 6867. Howes R-210. Sabin 69594. Scallawagiana 59. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Report upon the Colorado River of the West. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document [unnumbered].

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. - 5 parts in one volume. Large 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 inches). 2 large folding lithographed maps, 8 fine folding lithographed views, 8 chromolithographed plates and 16 lithographed plates of views (and fossils) from sketches by Balduin Mollhausen (spotted throughout). Original publisher's black cloth decorated in gilt (rebacked, preserving much of the original spine, front hinge starting, endpapers spotted). First edition, Senate and preferred issue. Probably best known as the engineer and architect of the Washington Monument (1859-1860), in 1857 in 1857 Ives was "promoted to first lieutenant and was named to lead an expedition up the Colorado River in order to develop potential routes of supply in the event of a war between the national government and the Mormon settlements in Deseret (Utah). Ives's expedition included John Strong Newberry as naturalist, the Prussian Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen as artist and unofficial diarist, and F. W. Egloffstein as topographer. Ives purchased a steamboat in Philadelphia. The vessel was taken apart and shipped via the Isthmus of Panama to California and thence to the mouth of the Colorado River, where Ives and the members of his expedition rendezvoused late in 1857. Ives and his men reassembled the steamboat and christened it the Explorer. They launched the ship on 31 December 1857 and set out on their journey of reconnaissance. They progressed northward for two months, passing through Mojave Canyon and Bill Williams's Fork, before the ship hit a rock on 5 March 1858. Following this setback, Ives divided his men into two parties, one to return with the boat, the other to return by land. Ives led the latter group, which consisted of Newberry, Egloffstein, Möllhausen, Peacock, three laborers, the Mexican packers, and twenty soldiers commanded by Lieutenant John Tipton. The groups parted company on 23 March 1858, and Ives's group soon entered the most rewarding part of their travels. On 3 April they had their first sight of what Ives called the 'Big Cañon' (what today is called the Grand Canyon). Ives recorded his reactions, 'a splendid panorama burst suddenly into view . . . vast plateaus, towering one above the other thousands of feet in the air, the long horizontal bands broken at intervals by wide and profound abysses, and extending a hundred miles to the north, till the deep azure blue faded into a light cerulean tint that blended with the dome of the heavens.' "Ives and his men descended as far as they could that day, and the next morning (4 Apr. 1858) they stood on the floor of the Grand Canyon. Spanish explorers had sighted the Grand Canyon in 1540, and trappers probably had seen it, but Ives and his party appear to have been the first white men to visit the floor of this great natural wonder. Ives's party pushed on and visited Cataract Canyon on 12 April. On 2 May Ives divided his party again and led a small group to the villages of the Moqui. He and his men then pushed eastward and reached Fort Defiance on 23 May 1858, concluding their journey there. Their expedition had been productive in many particulars, but Ives made a strange prediction in his report, 'It seems intended by nature that the Colorado River, along the greater portion of its lone and majestic way, shall be forever unvisited and undisturbed.' The next century would prove quite the opposite to be the case" (DANB). This is the official report. Howes I-92; Sabin 35308; Wagner-Camp-Becker 375; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West 947, 948. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Barbastro y descripción geográfico-histórica de su Dióocesi.

      - B., Pablo Riera, 1861, 2 tomos, 22 x 16 cm., plena piel repujada, 428 págs. + 1 h. + 1 lámina = 385 págs. + 6 h. + 1 lámina y 1 mapa plegado. (Sellos de anterior poseedor. Es obra muy rara en comercio). ARAGÓN HUESCA

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        Du dandysme et de Georges Brummell

      Paris : Librairie de Poulet-Malassis 1861 - ~ Deuxième édition, avec la date de 1861 en titre et de 1862 sur la couverture. L'édition originale, tirée à 30 exemplaires, fut publiée en 1845 et est devenue de toute rareté ~ Brochure originale ~ 2f+XVI+169p ~ 16x9x1cm. ~ Infimes frottements et qq. taches à la couverture, sinon, Très Bon état et partiellement sans couper / Additional images available/

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      - XIX+344 pp.+2 hh.+4 pp.+1 h. Media piel de época. 20,5x14,5. Imp. de Eusebio Aranda. Líma, junio de 1861. "Palau, 364760, cita la obra sin describirla. Francsco de Paula G. Vigil nació en Tacna el 13 el septiembre 1792 y falleció en Lima el 9 de junio de 1875. Estudió en el Seminario de Arequipa entre 1803 y 1812, ordenándose de sacerdote en 1818. Desempeñó por espacio de treinta años el cargo de Director de la Biblioteca Nacional de Lima, situación que le permitió el acceso a cantidad de libros que ornaron su extraordinaria erudición. Hizo incursiones en el periodismo al dirigir El Diario del Rímac, de manifiesta tendencia liberal. La obra que ofrecemos está dedicada a la memoria de Clemente XIV, el Papa que declaró la extinción de la Compañía de Jesús. En ella arremete contra la Orden haciendo uso de una importante batería erudita. Con ello quería que sus lectores tomaran conciencia de los peligros que, a su juicio, entrañaba la reinserción de los jesuitas en la vida hispanoamericana.Fue el autor un personaje controvertido que generó grandes simpatías en algunos y también se atrajo grandes odios.A su muerte, le fue negada la sepultura eclesiástica por el fanático clero de Lima. La obra que describimos lleva al final unos versos de M. Beranguer, ciertamente demoledores: "Confundido Satanás / a sus sectarios decía: / nos persiguen hoy en día, / alumbremos más y más. / Dueño yo de la invención, / ordeno una gran misión; / y vendiendo nuestras cruces, / soplemos, soplemos luego, / porque apagando las luces, / encenderemos el fuego. / Villas, aldeas, egidos / sin cansarnos explotemos, / y cuallos zorros sabidos, / de Ignacio el rabo ocultemos." LIBROS ANTIGUOS JESUÍTAS

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      Daily Free Press Steam Printing House, 1861., 1861. 8 vo., [3] 190 pages [3] plus 6 folding maps and profiles, original black leather boards. table 1 - 20, appendix 1 - 7. Discusses operations in the office and in the field to include projection of off-shore hydrography, shore-line topography and hydrography, geodetic computations, reduction of meteorological observations, astronomical observations, reduction of water level observations, etc. Summary of year's work with estimate of funds required for the continuation of this work being $125,371.15. Boards chipped and worn, spine chipped and loose with front board loose but attached, spine interior clean and uncut, stamp of the Northern Pacific Ry Co. Library on free front fly leaf.

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        Jardins: carnet de plans et de dessins. Paris, Émile-Paul frères, 1920. Royal 4to (33 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved garden scene on the front wrapper and more than 100 drawings and plans printed from line blocks, many full-page. Black morocco presentation binding, gold-tooled, with the original publisher's wrappers.

      Not in Kew Lib. Cat. on-line; Springer, Bibl. Overzicht. A French bibliophile and hortophile publication, with the author's numerous large plans and drawings of gardens that range from 300 to 5000 square metres. One of 45 copies "sur grand papier d'Arches." Forestier (1861-1930) presented it in 1924 to the "futur professeur" J.M. Duvernay. Binding good, with the front wrapper slightly dirty and with a small abrasion, and the morocco binding worn at the back hinge and the corners. Presentation copy, in very good condition, of a lovely garden book, with numerous large drawings and plans.

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        Three days before Texas secedes from the Union, Governor Sam Houston approves payment to a mounted Texas Ranger ?for Protection of the Frontier??

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Sam Houston? as Governor of Texas, 2p, 8? x 4.25?, front & verso. Austin, Texas, January 29, 1861. Completed in manuscript. Toned at edges. Large cancellation ?X? penned on each side. Signature and writing light but legible. Good condition.Headed ?Treasury Warrant.? In full, ?The Treasurer of the State of Texas Will pay to Elijah Southword pr G S Fitzhugh Atty One hundred & twenty dollars, out of any money appropriated by act of February 3rd 1860 for Protection of the Frontier this amount being for Pay as Private in Capt. Fitzhugh?s Co. Mount Volunt.? Signed ?C.H. Randolph? as Treasurer and ?George I. Durham? as acting Comptroller.Printed on verso ?Agreeable to an Act of the Legislature approved February 14th, 1860, this Warrant will draw ten per cent per annum interest until paid.? Signed ?Sam Houston? as Governor? and ?George I. Durham? as acting Comptroller. Also signed along the right edge ?G

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        Die Reise um die Welt. Bibliothek der vorzüglichen neueren Reisebeschreibungen. Herausgegeben von einem Vereine Gelehrter

      Karlsruhe, Kunstvlg. 1861/1864.. gr.-8°. 2 Bll., V, (3), 377; 1 Bl., VI, 376 S. Mit 48 (davon 16 kolor.) Stahlst. u. 1 gefalt. farb. Karte HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Kanten berieb. Ohne flieg. Vors. Band 1: Lord Amhersts Gesandschaftsreise nach China,Reise einer Abordnung des russischen Hofes nach China; Meyen segelt als Arzt des preussischen Schiffes Prinzessin Louise nach Südamerika; Die Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Weitere Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Simpson's Reise um die Welt., Edwards, Wilson ,Fanning und Turnbull; Vancouver: Reise des Grafen von Görtz in den Jahren 1844-1847; Reise des amerikanischen Schiffskapitäns Pendleton in Oceanien; Ãœberfahrt von Dwaihi nach Rukahiwa; Ãœberfahrt von den Rukahiwainseln nach Tahiti; Tubuai /Tongatabu. - Band2: Kalifornische Zustände der letzten Zeit; Gochinchina; Eine Reise auf dem Amurflusse, mit Schilderungen Centralasiens, der Tartarei und Sibiriens; Weltreise der k.k. österr. Fregatte Novara; Die Insel Ceylon; Madras; Besuch der Nicobaren-Inseln durch die Novara; Von Nicobar nach Singapur; Fahrt nach der Insel Java; Manila; Fahrt der Novara nach Honkong;Schanghai; Die Insel Puyeipet; Die koralleninsel Sikayana; Australien; Auckland auf Neu-Seeland;Tahiti;,Südamerika:Chili; Ãœberlandreise Dr.Karl Scherzer Valpariso von Panama nach Gibraltar; Reise der Frau Ida Pfeiffer nach Madagaskar: Madagaskar; Das Festland von Afrika; Der Tschad-See;Sklaverei; Klima Afrikas.

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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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        Ethnogénie gauloise ou Mémoires critiques sur l'origine et la parenté des Cimmériens, des Cimbres, des Ombres, des Belges, des Ligures et des anciens Celtes.

      Duprat 1861 - 4 parties en 3 volumes fort in-8 ( 220 X 135 mm ), demi-basane bleue, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés ( décoration différente au tome 2 ). Bons exemplaires, purs.- I: Types gaulois et celto-bretons. Avec une planche représentant 2 figures gauloises. 315 pages.- II: Glossaire gaulois.Avec 2 tableaux de la langue gauloise. 450 pages.- III: Le génie gaulois. Caractère national, druidisme, institutions, industrie, etc. 546 pages.- IV: Les Cimmériens. 119 pages.On a relié ensemble les 5 ouvrages suivants:- MULLER: Essai de mythologie comparée. Paris, Durand, 1859. 100 pages.- BENLOEW: Aperçu général de la Science comparative des langues. Paris, 1858. 96 pages. 1 planche.- CORDIER: Le droit de la famille aux Pyrénées. Paris, 1859. 119 pages.- HALLEGUEN: Les Celtes, les Armoricains, les Bretons. Paris, 1859. 39 pages.- MALVEZIN: Dictionnaire des racines celtiques. Paris, 1903. 188 pages.Belle et rare réunion. gaulois celtes linguistique Philologie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Search through Gus' Pockets

      n.p., n.d. - Edward Windsor Kemble (1861-1933) is best-known for his superb illustrations of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Puddin' Head Wilson, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and several of Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories. He was a self-taught artist, whose work "reveals a strong sense of humor and an acute observation of character-" He had a special empathy for Black characters and drew them with an understanding and geniality uncommon in his day" (Reed, p. 20). 9" x 7" (image size). Pen and black ink on paper, signed "Kemble", inscribed as title in pencil. Literature: Published in The Century Magazine, May 1891. Reed, The Illustrator in America, p. 20 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas with Descriptions

      Johnson and Browning 1861 - Hard cover bound in new black cloth along spine and at corners over original green patterned cloth covering the boards, gilt title and subscriber's (owner's) name on front panel, contains 92 full-color engraved maps. The 2 page maps are mounted on guards allowing each to lay entirely flat when opened. Additional guards (tabs) on which new maps were bound into this copy intentionally for new or changed maps to be added as the purchaser could subscribe for new maps to be sent as they were published. Date has been ascribed due to the two-page Texas map - 1860 had only a 1 page map of Texas, no reference made to the Civil War - Johnson & Browning moved to New York in late 1861.Note to subscriber laid-in. First the major flaws: This copy is missing title page and first 4 numbered pages but all maps are present, binding along spine and at corners is new and first pages up through map number 5 have been reset, maps number 4 and 5 have had fore edges trimmed with very little loss, the marbled front free end paper has been replaced sometime in the past with a plain green paper. Lesser flaws: Binding is worn and soiled with a few small pieces of the fabric missing, scuffed, text pages have numerous small repaired tears on edges - many with very old repairs/stabilization, light damp stain limited to margins, some fingering/smudges. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses, please contact bookseller for a rate quote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Analyse chimique fondée sur les Observations du Spectre. Premier Mémoire," in Annales de Chimie et de Physique 3rd Series, Volume 52, 1861

      - FIRST EDITION and appearance in French of an 1861 landmark paper marking "the invention of Spectral Analysis and the announcement of the discovery of two new elements, Cesium and Rubidium [and eventually many more] by using the new method of spectroscopy developed by Kirchhoff and Bunsen. The spectral lines that Kirchhoff and Bunsen discovered "predicted and demonstrated that new elements, so far missing in the Periodic Table, could be found with the help of spectral analysis. The spectra of the elements would later yield most important information about the structure of the atoms and would help to explain the Periodic Table" (Brandt, The Harvest of a Century, 28). Kirchhoff and Bunsen's discoveries were heralded as "One of the most dashing advances of the human mind into the secrets of the composition of matter on earth and in cosmos"(Kedrow, Spektralanalyse, 1961). Kirchhoff and Bunsen's collaboration would change the world, not just of chemical analysis, but also of astronomy and physics. Working with Bunsen at Heidelberg, Kirchhoff made a completely unexpected discovery. It was known at the time that, if held to flame, many chemical substances colored the flame in consistent, characteristic ways. Kirchhoff, without intending to, had identified the cause of the dark lines seen in the solar spectra by Fraunhofer and others. When certain chemicals were heated in Bunsen's burner, characteristic bright lines appeared, i.e., elements in the substance. In some cases these were at exactly the same points in the spectrum as Fraunhofer's dark lines. The bright lines were light coming from a hot gas, whereas the dark lines showed absorption of light in the cooler gas above the Sun's surface. The two scientists found that every chemical element produces a unique spectrum. This provides a sort of "fingerprint" which can confirm the presence of that chemical. Kirchhoff and Bunsen's worked out the laws of spectroscopy: "(1). An incandescent body gives off light in a continuous spectrum. (2) An excited (heated) body gives off a bright-line spectrum. (3) A vapor of an element absorbs white light in the places of the spectrum (producing dark lines) at the same points where the element heated to incandescence produce bright lines" (Ede, The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective, 75). CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume. 8vo (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 138mm). 512 pp. Kirchhoff & Bunsen paper: 452-486. Illustration: 1 double-page folding chromolithographed plate depicting spectrum analysis (the colors remain very bright); another plate shows a spectroscope and 8 spectra, among these the spectra of Cesium. Binding: Entire volume in blue paper wraps with a chipped label at the spine. The wraps are in excellent condition and the text block is solid and tight. Interior: Complete and uncut. Some light foxing and toning throughout as well as a light (and minor) old damp stain at the margin, otherwise clean throughout.

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      Chicago, Illinois IL 1861 - A wonderful archive of historically significant with detailed civil war content: 1) Two detailed Civil War diaries; 2) Ransom's first war letter home; 3) superb signed Ransom Civil War cartes des viste,[cdv]; 4) Other photos: a tintype cdv, gem photo, and another hand colored cdv of his wife Louie (Lucy) Perham; 5) A book titled "Sacred Poems"; 6) Ransom's business card and property tag and lastly but of huge importance to genealogists; 7) Early name and address book of Dick Ransom mentioning many family members and Battery mates. Dick Ransom was from Chicago, Illinois; enlisted on 8/7/1862 as a private. On 8/29/1862 he mustered into Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery. He was discharged for disability on 3/24/1863. Specifics: Diary #1 1861, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, full year January 1st through December 31st 1861, 120 pages of which approx. 250 days with entries recorded, dark brown period ink, very legible. Great war content, and a number of remarks made in great excitement; Lincoln as President; death of Col. Ellsworth, and Steven Douglas. Battle excitement and the rout of the federal army at the first battle of Bull Run at Manassas. Diary #2 1862 : 3 x 5 inches, entries from Aug. 7th 1862 through Mar. 6th 1863. 29 pages, brown period ink, very legible. Cover reads " Dick Ransom mercantile Battery Chicago Artillary 100 Washington Street Chicago". Signed in ink in Dick Ransom's hand on first page; "Dick Ransom 100 Washington Street Chicago Ill." Also included: 3 wonderful cdv/tintype of Lucy Ransom. [Dick speaks of his proposal for marriage to Lucy in his 1861 diary.] First is a tintype/cdv format of Lucy backmark Chicago, dated Aug 19th, 1866 and signed on reverse in Dick's hand,in brown ink "Louie Perham 1866 Dick Ransom". Secondly, mounted Gem Albuman photo of Lucy on cdv mount, ca. 1865. Cdv is handcolored image of Lucy, dated Jan 23rd 1868. The address book includes all of Dick's friends and family and many of Mercantile Battery mates including Sinclair, Willard, Gunlock, and Medal of Honor winner James Dunne. 3 x 5 inches, many pages of entries, mouse chew on cover edges. The date of 1883 can be found on the fep. Brown ink inscriptions, this book is an important genealogy record and helps to identify all the people referred to in the diaries. Here are some snippets: " January 9th "my Birthday 19 years old born at South Woodstock Vermont"march 4th Abe Lincoln President of the United States" Mar 19th " wrote a long letter to Lucy . with a proposal for marrige which I am sure will be accepted.I am in great anxiety for an answer". (tintype of Lucy included) "rec'd an answer alright = O.K." April 25th -Intense excitement about . voluteers companies forming and drilling constantly all over the North"." May 2nd - douglas was received here by republicans and Democrates unanimously " May 3 - great war excitement for some time - volunteerism all over the country - great excitement". " May 5th - volunteers drilling in the streets " May 8th - Lucy went for me to get a flag for the volunteers ." May 9th - great war excitement companies guarding and driling". " May 24th - war message regarding the good and efficient commanders." " may 25th - Scott and President Lincoln col. Ellsworth the Zouave huro of Chicago killed in Alexandrea yesterday for tearing down a secsession flag. " June 3rd - Stephen A Douglas died at the tremont house this A.m. at 48. The city draped very very heavily mourning. col. Ellesworth funeral yeaterday at Bryan hall". " May 4th - Douglas laid in state at Bryan Hall all day." " May 5th - Douglas still in Bryan Hall ". " May 5th - Douglas still lies in state at Bryan hall is to be burried at Cottage Grove tomorrow ". "May 7th- Douglas funeral stores all shut up largest funeral ever in Chicago ". " June 10th - War excitement continues usual small battles and skirmishes but no large ones some expected soon". " June 20th - war and rumors of war some great battles expected soon in vicinity of Washington Sucession." " June 2

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      New York: Colton; and Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, . 1861 - Folding pocket map, 30 1/4 x 34 3/4 inches, with period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Fine condition. Not in Rumsey.

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        Sheet Music- Lorena, Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March, Annie Lawrie,

      Various Publishers, USA 1861 - Half black morocco leather with raised bands and gilt decoration on spine. Black cloth boards. The black morocco has been inexpertly reinforced with maroon cloth-tape for two-thirds of the spine covering up the lettering and the raised bands. Gilt lettered and decorated maroon morocco label on front board of S.M. Groby who had the sheet music custom bound. The music is arranged for guitar and Voice, piano and voice, or just voice. The works are: Lorena, by J. P. Webster and H. D. L. Webster- 1857, 1861; Dear Mother I'll Come Home Again, by Wilson and Gilbert- 1859; Aura Lea, by W. W. Fosdick and Geo. R. Poulton; The Cottage by the Sea, by J. R. Thomas- 1856; Bonnie Charlie; Wake! Dearest Wake!, by Susan W. Jewett and Fred Miller; Hark! I Hear the Sweet Voice of My Mother, by Ricardo Weber- 1858; Bonny Jean, by George Linley and Chas. Osborne- 1856; Still in My Dreams Thou'rt Near, by Geo. Linley and Foley Hall- 1860; I've Been Dreaming, by Wm. J. Wetmore- 1860; Ever of Thee, by Foley Hall and George Linley; I've Been Gathering Flowers Mother, by H. B. Wildman and Solon Nourse- 1858; I've Breathed a Prayer for Thee, by Louis Smith and T. Russel Kenney- 1860; Come When You Will I've a Welcome for Thee, W. Lansdon- 1860; The Little Boy that Died, by Chalmers and Wm. Klemann- 1855; 'Tis Sweet at Night, by Stephen C. Massett- 1847; Remember Me, by R. Walker and John H. Hewitt- 1858; Annie Lawrie- 1849; Thou Hast Learned to Love Another, by Charles Slade- 1849; Day & Night I Thought of Thee, by Fred. Shrivall- 1860; Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March, by Sep. Winner- 1861; The Signal March, by H. Kleber- 1851; Bayeaux Quick Step, by Wm. C. Glynn- 1858; Cradle Polka, by J. S. Muller-1859; Sounds from Home, Gungl; Fairy Queen Mazurka, by Charles Rex- 1859; Get Out of the Wilderness, by Paul Jones- 1860; The Galloping Sleigh Ride Polka, by J. P. Ordway- 1847; Canary Bird Schottisch, by F. W. Rauch- 1859; Natilie Schottisch, by J. Berger- 1857; Jessamine Schottisch, by Geo. Hoffman- 1853; Molly Bawn: An Irish Ballad, by Saml. Lover- 1853; The Hazel Dell, by Wurzel- 1840; Feliciana Polka, by G. Blessner; Fragments from Masaniella, arr. by C. Dumon; The Fancy Polka, by Richard B. Taylor- 1848; The Josephine Waltz, by Strauss; The Elizabeth Waltz, by Strauss; The Adelaide Waltz, by Strauss; The Ladies' Gallop, by J. Strauss; The Royal Hymen Polka and 32nd REgiment Polka, by H. SChallehn- 1847; Teach! O Teach Me To Forget, by T. H. Bayly and Hery R. Bishop; Polka Redowa, by Hermann A. Wollenhaupt; The Meeting of the Waters, by Moore; Country Dance (Old Tune). All these were published in the years before, leading up to, and during the first year of the American Civil War. Some of these have beautiful LITHOGRAPH ILLUSTRATIONS: Lorena- Full-page hand colored with wonderful detail by Ehgott, Frobriger and Co.; Bonnie Charlie- by J. H. Bufford Lith. of Mrs. J. H. Long a singer; Still in My Dreams.- by J. H. Bufford's Lith. of a couple in a pastoral scene in black & white; Come When You Will. by L. N. Rosenthal's Lith. of a beautiful woman with "Shernin" in very small letters (as if a signature) in black & white; Annie Lawrie- by J. H. Bufford's of a man and his fiance in a pastoral scene with exquisitely detailed costumes; Thou Hast Learned.- by J. H. Bufford's of a building that sells music in the city with people on the street and sidewalk. Very detailed. Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March- a hand colored portrait of Col. Elmer Ellsworth who was said to be the first hero of the Civil War. Beautifully done; Cradle Polka- by Ehrgott and Forbriger Lith. of a mother and her child. Hand-colored. Full page and beautiful; Canary Bird- of a young girl in a beautiful dress holding a small bird. Hand colored in 2 colors. The spine is beginning to separate. Boards are very good. Light foxing throughout, thought it varies by piece of music. Some tears, though most are repaired by archival tape. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chateaux De France des XV et XVI Siecles

      Paris: Ch. Boivin, 1861. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Rare complete portfolio of 100 lithographs from his Architecture Pittoresque ou Monuments des 15th et 16th Siecles--36 cm x 28 cm (about 14" x 11") on thick paper, alphabetical index, some marginal foxing to #20, 31, 36, 39, 48, 49, 56, 63, 64, 68, 71, 80, 87, and 97; more severe foxing into the image on #33, 46, 51, 69, 70, 74, 77, 78, and 93. Inocuous thin strip of dirt to plates #18, 21, 22, 37, 44, 47, and 57. Minor tears to tp else VG; scarce title found in few libraries and fewer architectural firms even in France. Excellent architectural renderings of medieval French facades including chateaux throughout the country, some with people in streets, alleys, streams, etc. French titles and text. Rear foxing appears on several but without effect to front. #54 is chipped along the fore-edge. Foxing also extends to the title page, half title page and the 4-page accompanying booklet of plate recognition. A marvellous overview of the better castles (some in ruins) for this 200-year period. The original ribbon stays are missing, the backstrip is a green piece of buckram covering the original red strip now entirely lost. Internal gutters show green taping to inside overs--original covers are present. 1861 is a guess. This is oversized portfolio - addtl shipping costs may be required..

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        Lengthy handwritten letter about the events of July 1861 that would forever change his life

      Boston, 1861. unbound. 4 pages (front and back) on embossed blind-stamp letterhead, each two-page spread measuring 7.5 x 9.75 inches, Boston, July 29, 1861. Written and signed by Marie Goodwin, the constant companion to Mrs. Samuel Appleton (aka "Aunt Sam"), giving a firsthand account of the tragic and horrific death of Fanny Longfellow and its aftermath, in part: "...I know you will be interested in hearing of the welfare of the family since the distressing death of Mrs. Longfellow. The papers were quite correct in their statements. A match probably set fire to a very delicate muslin dress she wore and in her fright she rushed into the room where Mr. Longfellow was - thus increasing the flames, and in a few moments she was so much burned that life was despaired of. Mr. Longfellow did what he could by wrapping a rug round her and the servants came with water. Ether was given her and through the night she was mostly unconscious from its effects, she sank away quietly about ten o'clk the next morning. Poor Mr. Longfellow has suffered since very severely, both hands being burned, but the Physicians think he will in time recover their use. His sister Mrs. Peirce [Anne Longfellow] is constantly with him and the children are to be under the care of a Governess...It was thought best to tell Mr. Nathan Appleton [Fanny's father] of the dreadful calamity which had befallen Mrs Longfellow and also of its results. He was very weak and had felt for some time that his end was near, and it is not thought that his death was hastened by the intelligence. He wanted to hear all the particulars of the accident and he saw all the family after their return from Cambridge and was told of the funeral. He was rather restless and could not sleep that night and at four o'clk on Sunday morning he quietly passed away as if in sleep..." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. Nathan Appleton, a former U.S. Congressman and banker, was too weak to attend his daughter's funeral and died one day after she was buried. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow suffered severe burns to his hands and extensive scarring to his face -- so much that he forever thereafter grew his trademark beard to hide his disfigurement. He also was unable to attend the funeral. The story that all newspapers carried specifically stated that Mrs. Longfellow was melting wax to seal lockets of her children's hair in envelopes when the hot wax dripped on her, igniting her dress. Fifty years later, Longfellow's youngest daughter Annie explained the story differently, claiming that there had been no candle or wax but that the fire had started from a self-lighting match that had fallen on the floor. This, according to the Massachusetts Historical Society, was the first reference to a match. Marie Goodwin mentions the match in this letter and it is very feasible that she shared this story with Annie Longfellow (the baby of the family) whom she was extremely close to.

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        Notes on the Management of Chronometers and the Measurement of Meridian Distances

      London: J.D. Potter, 1861. Octavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables; joints and extremities a bit rubbed, otherwise fine. The chronometers of HMS Fly, by an officer on board. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS {i Fly }under the command of Francis Blackwood between 1842-1846: the author, Shadwell, served on the Australian Station on {i Fly}, which is why many of the concrete examples he uses here derive from that voyage, but he also consulted all manner of other sources, among which the appendix to the {i Beagle} voyage was clearly uppermost. The accuracy of the bearings obtained during the {i Fly} survey were clearly considered first rate for inclusion in this book. Indeed, modern charts of the Barrier Reef and Coral Sea still bear some of Blackwood's sailing directions. The voyage of the {i Fly }heralded a new era of exactitude for the publication of Admiralty charts, and Ingleton comments that 'the expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission'. Furthermore, scientific information gleaned during the voyage was most informative in an era when the formation of coral reefs attracted the curiosity of brilliant naturalists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace. The preface states this edition has been expanded by some 70 pages, and includes vital information derived from the {i Recherches Chronométriques }published by the Ministry of the Marine in Paris.

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      London: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1861. n. Hardcover. 232 x 143 mm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8"). xxiv, 381 pp. SPLENDID CERULEAN BLUE MOROCCO, LAVISHLY INLAID, GILT, AND BEJEWELLED WITH 24 GARNETS AND 10 SAPPHIRES, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed on front doublure, rear doublure stamped "RD. No. 599140"), upper cover with central sunken rectangular panel of green morocco featuring swirling gilt vines bearing blooms of inlaid red and ivory morocco with 24 garnets set at equal intervals around the edge, a large bird of paradise executed in onlays of red, tan, and brown morocco perching on the vine, the panel framed with red, blue, and green floral inlays in a Persian design apparently inspired by the decorations in the book; lower cover of similar design but with round sunken central panel containing a bird of paradise inlaid in several colors on a heavily stippled and gilt background set with 10 sapphires; raised bands, spine compartments with a gilt and inlaid lotus flower design, IVORY MOROCCO DOUBLURES tooled in a diapered pattern with green and brown inlays that resemble peacock feathers, at center a purple arabesque tooled with gilt vines and a star and crescent, the whole enclosed by a frame of blue and brown morocco featuring multiple gilt rules and flowers, brown morocco endleaves with plain and decorative gilt-rule frames, star and crescent cornerpieces, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered in a pink floral pattern. In a suede-lined custom-made morocco drop-back box with recessed cover panels and inlaid orange frames. With 69 engraved illustrations from drawings by John Tenniel and five decoratively bordered title pages (one in color) in Persian style. A breath of rubbing to extremities, but A CHOICE COPY, clean and fresh internally, and the dazzling binding unworn. This is an attractive later edition of Moore's remarkably popular Oriental tale (first published in 1817) that strongly evokes the Romantic era, offered here in a magnificent jewelled binding that required thousands of inlays and applications of gold. Our author, the Irishman Moore (1779-1852), achieved in his day a popularity among the London literati second only to Byron, a close personal friend for whom he served as literary executor and who contributed to Moore's success in a number of ways. The extraordinary popularity of the present work, for example, was due in large measure to a raging vogue that had been established by Byron's exotic narratives. "Lalla Rookh" contains four Eastern tales loosely related to the title character, an East Indian princess who is journeying to meet her betrothed. Longman paid the author the astonishing sum of £3,000 for it without having seen a word. Here it is enhanced by pleasing illustrations from John Tenniel (1820-1914), best known for his memorable work on "Alice in Wonderland," and, more obviously, enhanced by the breathtaking binding. After studying under, and then working for, Douglas Cockerell, Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe founded their own bindery in 1901 and continued in a successful partnership until 1912. During that year, Francis drowned, and his brother, Alberto, who had been a central figure in producing the firm's vellum illuminated manuscripts, went over to Rivière. Despite these losses, the firm grew and prospered, employing a staff of 80 by the mid-1920s and becoming perhaps the most successful English bindery of the 20th century. Although the bindery was long-lived and maintained an outstanding reputation for decades, it reached a kind of decorative zenith in those first dozen years of the 20th century, when its most gorgeous jewelled bindings were produced. The binders drew detailed designs that reflected the contents of the book in question, and even went so far as to register some of these with the Patent Office to ensure they were not copied--our binding, bearing "RD. No. 599140" was apparently one of those registered designs. Of these special bindings, Stephen Ratcliffe estimates that "no more than 300 were ever produced," and given the labor-intensive process required to produce a binding like the present one, this small number is not surprising: hundreds of man-hours would have been required to execute such a complex work so skillfully. Virtually every available surface is exquisitely decorated, down to the delicately gauffered edges. The peacock feather design on the doublures is particularly attractive, and may well have been one of the features that led the binders to register the design.

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        Wissenschaftlicher Teilnachlass: 7 Manuskripte, 5 Typoskripte und 2 Korrekturabzüge, zusammen ca. 60 Seiten folio und 4° (ohne die Drucke).

      . - Durchweg im guten Zustand.. Carl Metz (1861-1941) erster Mathematiker des Firma Ernst Leitz! - - I. Manuskripte: - - 1) Eigenhändiges Manuskript, auf dem Titelblatt signiert. 24.VIII.1908. Titel + 12 (von 14) Seiten 4°. - - "Die neuen Leitz'schen konfokalen Okulare". - Mit einer eingeklebten Illustration; die Seiten 9+10 fehlen. - - 2) Manuskript von Schreiberhand mit mehreren eigenh. Marginalien (Bleistift), Datum und Paraphe sowie eigenh. Umschlagtitel (rote Tinte). August 1911. Titel + 10 Seiten folio. - - "Priorität betr. Mikro-Objektive u. aplan. Kondensor / gegen Wychgram-Kiel / Aug. 1911 / M." (Umschlagtitel). - Richtigstellung einer in der "Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Mikroskopie" erschienenen Abhandlung, in der Form eines Briefes im Namen der Fa. Leitz an den Verfasser (Wychgram). - - 3) Eigenhändiges Manuskript. Ohne Datum. 1 S. 4°. - - "Über die neuen photogr. Objektive", mit einer Zeichnung (Linsen). - Liste von Veröffentlichungen in "Eders Jahrbuch" zwischen 1897 und 1906. - - 4) Eigenhändiges Manuskript. Ohne Datum (wohl um 1910). 2 Seiten folio. - - Notizen zur "Geschichte des Mikrotoms", mit einer Zeichnung. - - 5) Eigenhändiges Manuskript. 5.XII.1932. Titel + 1 S. folio. - - "Das binokulare Mikroskop". - Literaturliste zu einer Arbeit für die "Royal Microscopical Society". - - 6) Eigenhändiges Manuskript. Ohne Datum. 3/4 Seiten 4°. - - Notizen, betitelt "Mikrotechnik", auf der Rückseite eines eigenhändigesn Briefentwurfs an "Lieber Aug[ust]". - - 7) Eigenhändiger Briefentwurf, Wetzlar 10.XII.1931, 3 Seiten 4°, an Dr. Lampert an der Medizinischen Universitäts-Poliklinik in Frankfurt a.M., ausführlich über "die Ausführung des Zählfeldes im Okular Ihres Thrombozytenzählapparats"; mit einer ganzseitigen Darstellung der Zählplatte. - - II. Typoskripte: - - 1) "Der grosse makroskopische Zeichenapparat", (12.I.1915), mit zahlreichen eigenhändigen Korrekturen, 6 Seiten gr.-4°. - - 2) "Das binokulare Mikroskop", 5.XII1932, Durchschlag mit mehreren eigenhändigen Korrekturen (Tine) sowie Notizen (Bleistift) am Kopf, 7 Seiten gr.-4°. - - 3) "Ein neues der homogenen Oelimmersion überlegenes Immersions-Objektiv", (3.III.1933), mit 3 Diagrammen am Rand, einem längeren eigenhändigen Zusatz sowie Signatur am Kopf, 2 Seiten folio, anhängend ein photokopiertes Diagramm. - - 4) "Einige Bemerkungen zu dem neuen hypergenen Monobrom-Naphthalin-Objektiv von Leitz", (3.III.1933), 3 Seiten folio. - - 5) "Abbe", (1919?), 3 Seiten folio; (Durchschlag). - Würdigung Abbes als "Begründer des Rufes der Zeiss-Werke". - - III. Korrekturabzüge: - - 1) "Die Leitzsche Dunkelfeldbeleuchtung bei Verwendung der homogenen Ölimmersion" (Z. f. wiss. Mikroskopie, 22/1905, 1, 114-118), Klebeumbruch; dazu ein fragmentar. Sonderabdruck. - - 2) "Neuere Vervollkommnungen der Leitzschen Mikroskop-Stative" (a.a.O., 23/1906, 4, 430-439), Klebeumbruch mit Abbildungen und (wenigen, teils eigenhändigen) Korrekturen, 8 S. gr.-8°. - - "Bis zum Jahre 1880 hatte Ernst Leitz den ganzen Betrieb allein geleitet und sich nur bei der Buchhaltung von seiner Frau helfen lassen. Dann wurde das Werk in einzelne Abteilungen mit eigenen Abteilungsleitern untergliedert. Nachdem die apochromatischen Objektive bei Zeiss auf den Markt gekommen waren, musste Leitz erkennen, dass es nicht mehr genügt, Mikroskopobjektive allein auf einer soliden handwerklichen Basis herzustellen, sondern dass deren Weiterentwicklung nach wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten erfolgen muss. Deshalb wurde mit dem Mathematiker Carl METZ (1861-1941) im Januar 1887 der erste Wissenschaftler eingestellt. - Dieser stammte aus Braunfels und hatte seinen Vater, einen Postverwalter und Fürst liehen Hofhaltungssekretär, bereits als 7-Jähriger verloren. Metz besuchte das Gymnasium in Wetzlar und konnte durch Abhalten von Nachhilfestunden an Gymnasiasten und Offiziersanwärter die knappe Familienkasse aufbessern. Das Studium de Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften an der Universität Gießen wurde ihm durch die Unterstützung eines Onkels ermöglicht. Die Vorlesungen von Röntgen hörte er mit Genuss, aber die übrigen Lehrveranstaltungen konnten ihn nicht begeistern. Da reifte durch die freundschaftlichen Beziehungen zu der Familie Seibert sein Entschluss, sich der Konstruktion optischer Systeme zuzuwenden. In Zusammenarbeit mit einem Mechaniker, der bei Moritz HENSOLDT entsprechende Erfahrungen gesammelt hatte, begann Metz mit der Konstruktion von Fernrohr-Objektiven. Dann trat er in die Dienste von Ernst Leitz, um Mikroskopobjektive zu berechnen. Da war zunächst außerordentlich schwierig, weil entsprechende Anleitungen und Lehrbücher fehlten. Einiger Rat ließ sich aus der zweiten Auflage von Dippels Das Mikroskop und aus der ersten Auflage des Werkes von Nägeli und Schwendener schöpfen. Aber die ersten Rechnungen waren noch kein Erfolg. Da ging Metz von Ende 1888 bis Mitte 1889 als Mathematiker zu Paul Waechter nach Berlin und hatte Gelegenheit, seine Rechenmethoden auszubauen und sich mit den Korrektionsmittell vertraut zu machen. Am 3.7.1889 trat er wieder bei Leitz ein und blieb hier bis zu seiner Pensionierung. - Als Erstes glich Carl Metz alle Mikroskopobjektive auf die mechanische Tubuslänge von 170 mm ab. 1891 führte er für die Objektive das heute noch weit verbreitete RMS-Gewinde ein, nachdem vorher das Hartnack'sche Gewinde in Gebrauch war. Leitz hatte bereits seit 1881 homogene Ölimmersionen in drei Ausführungen im Programm. 1890 schuf METZ eine neue Ölimmersion mit der Bezeichnung 1/12. Diese fand besonders bei den Bakteriologen einen so großen Anklang, dass von 1890 bis 1905 insgesamt 33000 Stück verkauft werden konnten. Zu diesem Erfolg trug abgesehen von der Qualität sicherlich auch der Preis bei, der mit 100 Mark erheblich unter den Angeboten der Konkurrenz lag. Es gab Spötter, die sagten, Leitz hätte damals allein von seiner Ölimmersion leben können. - Nun wurden also auch in Wetzlar die Mikroskopobjektive auf mathematischer Grundlage gebaut. Aber die handwerklichen Erfahrungen des ERNST LEITZ hatten dadurch nichts an ihrem Wert verloren, wie folgende, von ROLF BECK übermittelte Erinnerungen aus der Firmengeschichte beweisen: "Ernst Leitz ließ sich prinzipiell die Muster von neu errechneten Objektiven vorlegen. Wie oft haben Zeitzeugen erlebt, daß Leitz einige Minuten ins Mikroskop schaute und dann zu Carl Metz und Rudolf Zack, dem Betriebsleiter der Optik einfach sagte: 'Sie müssen den Radius der dritten Fläche ein klein wenig kürzen und für diese und jene Linse ein Glas höherer Dispersion nehmen.' Und es stimmte, was der Meister sagte." - 1895 begann die Lieferung von Makroobjektiven, die seit 1904 mit der Bezeichnung Summar in verbesserter Ausführung hergestellt wurden. Sie haben sich in laufend weiter entwickelter Form bis 1975 auf dem Markt gehalten und waren ursprünglich für den Zeichen- und Photoapparat nach LUDWIG EDINGER bestimmt." Dieter Gerlach, Gesch. Mikroskopie (2009), pp.369-370

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        Lengthy handwritten letter about the events of July 1861 that would forever change his life

      Boston 1861 - Nathan Appleton, a former U.S. Congressman and banker, was too weak to attend his daughter's funeral and died one day after she was buried. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow suffered severe burns to his hands and extensive scarring to his face -- so much that he forever thereafter grew his trademark beard to hide his disfigurement. He also was unable to attend the funeral. The story that all newspapers carried specifically stated that Mrs. Longfellow was melting wax to seal lockets of her children's hair in envelopes when the hot wax dripped on her, igniting her dress. Fifty years later, Longfellow's youngest daughter Annie explained the story differently, claiming that there had been no candle or wax but that the fire had started from a self-lighting match that had fallen on the floor. This, according to the Massachusetts Historical Society, was the first reference to a match. Marie Goodwin mentions the match in this letter and it is very feasible that she shared this story with Annie Longfellow (the baby of the family) whom she was extremely close to. 4 pages (front and back) on embossed blind-stamp letterhead, each two-page spread measuring 7.5 x 9.75 inches, Boston, July 29, 1861. Written and signed by Marie Goodwin, the constant companion to Mrs. Samuel Appleton (aka "Aunt Sam"), giving a firsthand account of the tragic and horrific death of Fanny Longfellow and its aftermath, in part: ".I know you will be interested in hearing of the welfare of the family since the distressing death of Mrs. Longfellow. The papers were quite correct in their statements. A match probably set fire to a very delicate muslin dress she wore and in her fright she rushed into the room where Mr. Longfellow was - thus increasing the flames, and in a few moments she was so much burned that life was despaired of. Mr. Longfellow did what he could by wrapping a rug round her and the servants came with water. Ether was given her and through the night she was mostly unconscious from its effects, she sank away quietly about ten o'clk the next morning. Poor Mr. Longfellow has suffered since very severely, both hands being burned, but the Physicians think he will in time recover their use. His sister Mrs. Peirce [Anne Longfellow] is constantly with him and the children are to be under the care of a Governess.It was thought best to tell Mr. Nathan Appleton [Fanny's father] of the dreadful calamity which had befallen Mrs Longfellow and also of its results. He was very weak and had felt for some time that his end was near, and it is not thought that his death was hastened by the intelligence. He wanted to hear all the particulars of the accident and he saw all the family after their return from Cambridge and was told of the funeral. He was rather restless and could not sleep that night and at four o'clk on Sunday morning he quietly passed away as if in sleep." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Urkunden und Forschungen zur Geschichte des Geschlechts Behr.

      Schwerin. In Commission der Stillerschen Hofbuchhandlung.1861,62,64,68,94.. 6 Teile in 3 Bde. + Registerband des VI. Bandes./ Fehlt nur Band 6,2. 23 x 19,5 cm. Bibliothekseinbände mit aufgeklebten hs. Rsch. u. Bibliotheksschildchen auf Rücken. Etw. berieb. u. bestoß. Rücken leicht fleckig. Beide Deckel von allen Bänden etw. wellig. Registerband als Broschur. Mit Stempel und etw. fleckig. Buchblock angebrochen. Innen unaufgeschnitten und Buchschnitt unbeschnitten, stellenweise leicht braunfl.. Die Familie von Behr ist ein niedersächsisches Uradelsgeschlecht, angeblich aus dem Harzgebiet. Bereits um 1105-1167 ist Hermann von Behr als Domherr und später Archidiakon in Halberstadt nachgewiesen. Das Geschlecht selbst führt seine Abstammung auf den Edelfreien Hugold (1148-1162) zurück, der ein Bruder des Bischofs Hermann von Verden und Vogt der Hermannsburg war. Dies ist jedoch nach aktuellem Forschungsstand fraglich. Vermutlich waren Bischof Hermann von Verden und sein Bruder Hugold Edelherren von Ampfurth. Ende des 12. Jahrhunderts trat Eberhard Bere im Gefolge Heinrichs des Löwen und seiner Söhne auf. Seitdem gehörten die von Behr zum Lünebürger Adel. Die von Behr verbreiteten sich bereits in 13. Jahrhundert nach Mecklenburg und Pommern und bildeten dort eigene Stämme. Von dem niedersächsischen Stamm ging Diedrich von Behr 1550 nach Kurland. Im 18. Jahrhunderts nahm Karl August von Behr den vereinigten Namen Behr-Negendank an. 1862 wurde die russische Anerkennung zur Führung des Baronstitels erteilt. 1861 erhielt Ulrich von Behr-Negendank den Grafentitel. Ein im 19. Jahrhundert entstandener und 1953 neu gegründeter Familienverband vereinigt die Stämme der Grafen, Barone und Herren von Behr und Behr-Negendank.; - Mit 1 gefaltenen Karte der Besitzungen der rügensch Behr in Pommern und Meklenburg (wenig angerissen und fleckig), 7 Stammtafeln (teils leicht fleckig) und 27 Lithos (Wappen, Siegel, Burgwall Neuhof, Fenster in der Kirch zu Verchen, Schlosss Nustrow) (diese teils etw. fleckig). - Bibliotheksexemplare mit Stempel, Papier etw. gebräunt und teils etw. wellig, Kopfschnitt angest. und Buchschnitt teils leicht fleckig, stellenweise etw. braunfl.

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        The breath of life. First edition. Original printed wrappers

      John Wiley, New York 1861 - Catlin, George (1796-1872). The breath of life. 76, [2]pp. Text illustrations engraved after drawings by Catlin. New York: John Wiley, 1861. 223 x 150 mm. Original printed wrappers, stapled, spine a bit worn and with partial splits. Very good.First Edition of this curious pamphlet on the dangers of mouth-breathing written and illustrated by the American painter George Catlin, famous for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Catlin claimed that most of civilization's ills, from lung disease to idiocy, were rooted in this "unnatural" practice, and postulated that the superior health enjoyed by Native Americans was due to their habit of sleeping on their backs with heads tilted slightly forward, a posture that promoted closed-mouth sleeping. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Cummings, Christian Messenger Office, N Y, N Y 1861 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Lithograph]: Anthony Morris Family Tree

      Philadelphia: Lith. by L. Haugg; Print. by F. Bourquin & Co.. 1861. First. Original lithographic print mounted on linen. Measures approximately 60" x 72" (5' x 6'). The full linen sheet neatly divides into sixteen folding panels, each measuring approximately 14.75" x 18". Scattered chipping to the edges of the panels, light rubbing, very good, with one horizontal crease near the middle of the center panels, and one vertical crease (partially off-center by about a quarter inch on two panels), along the right side. An exceptionally large and detailed family tree compiled and published by Anthony Saunders Morris in 1861, with nine complete generations of the prominent Morris family of Philadelphia represented in the trunk, branches, and foliage of an elaborately illustrated tree. A scarce, unusually large print designed and drawn by lithographer Louis Haugg, and printed from sixteen separate stones by Charles F. Bourquin. OCLC locates two copies. Further details available upon request. .

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        LLOYD'S AMERICAN RAILROAD MAP: Showing the Whole Seat of the War.

      J. T. Lloyd, New York 1861 - 50" x 39" hand-colored map. Minor tears along folds, and small loss at 5 of the 21 intersections of the folds. Left margin has a loss of 6" long, one inch deep, not effecting the map. A very good copy of this fragile map. Not in Rumsey. ______******______ This highly detailed map shows all the railroads, many stations, and steamship lines in operation in June 1861. It contains two insets; one of Pensacola, with Ft. Pickens and Ft. McRae and Bragg's Batteries; the second inset shows the fledgling rail lines in Texas. Also are ads for Lloyd's other maps, and an Phrenologist, FOWLER and WELLS of New York. Lloyd offered this map in the June 15, 1861 issue of Lloyd's American Railway Weekly. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE FAMILY SHAKSPEARE. In one volume. In which nothing is added to the original text; but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family

      Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts. London.,1861. NEW EDITION. 8vo. (9.4 x 6.5 inches). Vignette engraving to the title of each play. A very good copy bound in highly decorative contemporary fine leather binding. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled letted and fully decorated in gilt. Small black stamped crosses to the centre of the decorated compartments. Boards elaborately decorated with gilt borders and black ruled triangular corner borders with black diamond design to the middle of the boards, all filled with gilt star, dot and cross designs. Gilt inner dentelles. Yellow coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing to the extremities but overall a fine, highly decorative Victorian leather binding.:

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        The Contraband Schottische - Sheet Music

      Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1861. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good. First Edition. Sheet Music. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Complete: 6 pages including the cover. The cover shows a white overseer, whip in hand, threatening four young male slaves. Slightly trimmed and with nice corners and old tape binding so probably from an old bound collection of sheet music. No rips, tears, writing, or other markings. Light marginal soiling. Dedicated to Major General Benjamin Butler, who at the time was the Commanding Officer of Fort Monroe in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In early 1861, three slaves, who had been working as laborers building defense-works in nearby Norfolk, snuck across the bay and presented themselves at Fort Monroe. Butler refused to return the slaves in accordance with the federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 maintaining that since Virginia had seceded from the Union there was no legal requirement to do so. With time, other escaped slaves began reporting to Union forces, and by August they were being officially identified as "contraband," an old naval term that referred to smuggled goods.

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      Librairie de Guillaumin et Cie, Paris 1861 - RO40123509: 1438 pages pour le tome I et 1828 pages pour le tome II. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Dos et plats frottés. Dos du tome II très abîmé, avec manque. Couverture et cahiers du tome II détachés. Tome II, avec supplément indiquant les changements survenus dans le tarif des douanes. Marchandises. Géographie commerciale. Métrologie universelle. Comptabilité. Droit commecial terrestre et maritime. Navigation. Marine marchande. Douanes. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 330-Economie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed (in English), to Professor William Sharpey, March 10, 1861, about Helmholtz's commitment to lecture at the Royal Institution, so he will not be able to give the Croonian lecture at the Royal Society.

      1861 - "Heidelberg, 10.3. 61. Dearest Professor Sharpey, I am very sensible to the honour the Council of the Royal Society and particularly yourself do me by offering me the Croonian lecture. But I can remain in London only till to [sic] the 14th or 15th of April. The 11th of April, therefore, would be the only day, where the lecture could find place. Now I have engaged myself to hold a lecture in the Royal Institution on the 10th, 12th and 13th, or this last on an earlier day. I fear, that I shall want still much time and labour for there [sic] three lectures, and it is, therefore, impossible to me, to undertake a fourth one. If I had known it earlier, I would have preferred to hold the Croonian lecture instead of the evening lecture in the Royal Institution "on the Conservation of Force, relating to organic beings." At present, I hope, you and the Council will accept my excuses, that I cannot follow to your very honouring invitation. I hope to arrive in London the 20th of March, and to see You very soon. In the mean time believe me, very truly yours, H. Helmholtz." Helmholtz's lecture to the Royal Institution--"On the Application of the Law of the Conservation of Force to Organic Nature"--was published in Proc. Roy. Inst., III, 1861, pp. 347-57, and in Vol. III, pp. 565-80, of Helmholtz's Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen. In 1864 Helmholtz wrote to Ludwig: "I always look on a journey to England as a kind of intellectual 'cure', which shakes one out of the comfortable indolence of dear old Germany into more active life, and lectures such as I gave there once before [probably referring to his lectures in 1861] are a good means of establishing closer working relations with the English men of science" (Koenigsberger, Hermann von Helmholtz, English translation, p. 221). Helmholtz delivered the Croonian lecture in 1864. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oceania/(insets) Western Australia/Tasmania/New Zealand

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1861 - Engraved map with line color and hydrography printed in blue. From Keith Johnston's General Atlas. Sheet size: 19 1/4 x 24 1/2". p697pmat.

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        Hisoire de Mr. Jabot. Wahrscheinlich Ausgabe 1861

      . OLWd., Quer.-4° mit 52 Bild-Tafeln. Einband etwas lädiert - gelockert. Rückendeckel teilweise abgerissen. Einband berieben u. abgegriffen. Kanten u. Ecken beschabt. ExLibris u. Buchhändlerschildchen auf Vorsatzplatz eingeklebt. Seiten durchg stockfleckig - stellenweise stärker. Ansonst ordentliches Exemplar. Gut erhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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        The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version: With Explanatory Notes and Practical Observations

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1861 - Three volumes complete. Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower head tool, covers with interlocking double fillet borders with quadrilobe corner pieces, surrounding inner corner pieces of roundels, volutes and leafy stems blocked in black, all edges stained red, with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, volume one stained to foot. Internally the stain to the foot of volume one carries on to the bottom corners of the pages for about the first quarter of the book, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owners' gift inscription to ffep. Binding is by Bickers, with their stamp to reverse of front marbled endpapers. A reissue of Scott's 1792 bible (see Herbert 1366) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dorifera Ludoviciae, Plate 88 (Green-fronted Lance-bill)

      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, "Dorifera Ludoviciae", measures 21.5" x 14.25" and is in excellent condition with light discoloration on the bottom left corner. This lithograph shows the three hummingbirds, commonly called Green-fronted Lance-bills resting on a large branch. They are vibrantly colored and accented with gum arabic giving them a luminous shine. Precise lines define and detail their patterned wings and long beaks. The branch which the rest on is also finely detailed and colored with large, rich green leaves.

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