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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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        LALLA ROOKH: AN ORIENTAL ROMANCE

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

      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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        DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DU COMMERCE ET DE LA NAVIGATION, 2 TOMES: TOME I (A-G), TOME II (H-Z)

      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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        Women of the American Revolution Vol I and II

      CHARLES SCRIBNER 1861/1853, NY - Vol I: 1853 All over impressed design on cloth covered boards. Wear through of cloth at few spots along edges. Gilt lettering on spine is in nice condition. Book plates inside front cover. Light to moderate foxing through out book. Inside is clean and binding is good. Vol II: 1861 back hinge cracked, book badly rubbed around edges, frayed & chipped at top/bottom of spine, front cover has a crack mark on spine, some pages have brown spots (foxing) DATE PUBLISHED: 1861/1853 EDITION: 660 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chateaux De France des XV et XVI Siecles

      Ch. Boivin, Paris 1861 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        American Houses: A Variety of Original Designs for Rural Buildings

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1861. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with title page, copyright page, 2-page preface, and 73 pages; 26 chromolithographs providing 16 designs and floor plans with descriptive text on the page facing the design; no publisher's catalog at the end. Rebound in half leather with marbled boards; new endpapers. Lightly toned pages with some dust soiling, mostly along the top margins. Occasional finger smudges. Two very old library stamps; one on the copyright page and one on the reverse of the last page. Small piece of tape at the top margin of the copyright page. Samuel Sloan (1815-1884) was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. Designs are for Gothic, Italianate and English villas and cottages, a Gothic church, a western prairie cottage, conservatory, look-out, and summer house.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861 - First edition. Original cinnamon ripple-grain cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine (Baker and Ross Binding A). With the half-title. 364 pp. Bound at the rear following the text are the two leaves (4 pages) of the ad for the Carlyle autobiography followed by 16 pages of advertisements for Blackwood publications (an earlier state with three titles on p. [1]). Burn’s binder's ticket pasted in on rear pastedown. Gilt on spine dulled, some slight fraying to head and foot of spine cloth. Old repair to inner front hinge, inner rear hinge tender. Minor professional restoration to front corners and spine edges. Overall a nice copy of a classic novel. 4103 copies of the first edition published in April 1861. Wolff 2063. Baker and Ross A6.1.a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de M. de la Rochefoucauld, Duc de Doudeauvile

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1861 - Manque vol 10 14 volumes. Plats et bords un peu frottés, mais bel ensemble Rel. orig. en demi-veau blond, plats de papier marbré rouge, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre et de tomaison vert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spectator

      New York: Appleton & Co. 1861 - 6 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. An elegant half calf set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Some foxing to the prelims but overall a very neat set of this edition which has an extremely readable large type. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAGISTER CHRISTIAN SCRIVER 1861

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

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        Temple Bar

      1863 - London: Ward and Lock 1861 - Handsome leather bound set of this popular publication! Very rare as a run, we have seen individual volumes for sale up to 200 each. A magazine for the middle-class Victorian reader. It features literary essays and current religious and scientific topics, interspersed with entertaining stories and serialized novels. Fascinating reading and an excellent opportunity for the Researcher, Historian and Collector. Includes the following volumes;I - March 1861II - July 1861III - November 1861IV - March 1862V - July 1862VI - November 1862VII - March 1863 VIII - July 1863IX - November 1863Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities including a gash to the front board of volume VIII. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from some mild spots to the main text and mild spotting to the end papers, including the title pages. There is an ink signature to a front end paper of most volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States. 1861

      J.G.L. Brown (Printers), Philadelphia 1861 - Dark blue blind stamped decorated cloth on front & rear boards. Rebacked spine with the original spine expertly laid down. Scuffing to the lower portion of the spine.Title to spine in gilt. Index, appendix. 559 pages. RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heliomaster Constanti (Constant's Star-Throat)

      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, "Heliomaster Constanti", measures 22" x 15" and is in excellent condition. These hummingbirds, commonly called Constant's Star-Throat's or Plain-Capped Starthroats, are expertly hand-colored and finely detailed. Their backs, a rich green, are contrasted with their grey undersides with white accenting and black wingtips. These hummingbirds each have white eyebrows and lines coming off their slender black beaks and most notably a luminescent red-throat that scales down their necks. Precise lines define and detail every part of these birds bodies, and their dynamic positioning allows for every aspect of their coloring to be appreciated.

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        Japan, the Amoor, and the Pacific;

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., , 1861. With Notices of Other Places, comprised in a Voyage of Circumnavigation in the Imperial Russian Corvette "Rynda," in 1858-60. Octavo. (219 × 132 mm) Contemporary scarlet calf, double gilt fillet panel to the boards, green morocco label to the spine which is gilt in compartments, all edges marbled. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 7 other similar plates. Some light foxing, endpapers and versos of the plates, very little show-through on the rectos, light shelf-wear, a very good copy. First edition. A well-written and lively account of life in late-Tokugawa Japan with excellent descriptions of the early European establishments there. Tilley took the position of English tutor with the Russian squadron travelling out via Japan to their new settlements on the Amur river. He spent three months at Nicholaivsk, claiming to be the first Englishman to visit the Amur, and visited Siberia before returning via San Francisco, Hawaii, Tahiti, and South America, concluding with an account of Monte Video. An uncommon account, full of interesting insights. This copy in a handsome binding, having been presented to J. Poley by Archibald Weyland Ruggles Brise on his leaving Eton in 1867.

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        Giornale officiale di Sicilia dal numero 144 del 02/07/1861 al numero 294 del 31/12/1861

      Palermo 1861 - Contiene Supplementi ai numeri 144 del 02/07, 166 del 28/07, 199 del 07/09, 200 del 08/09, 202 del 11/09 - In folio - pp.4 pagine a giornale salvo casi sporadici - Mezza pelle - 149 giornali + 5 supplementi - Foiriture sparse - Il quotidiano è stato fondato a Palermo subito dopo l'arrivo in Sicilia di Giuseppe Garibaldi. Il primo numero, che reca la testata Giornale officiale di Sicilia, esce il 7 giugno 1860, con Girolamo Ardizzone come editore e direttore. Questo lo rende una delle testate giornalistiche più antiche d'Italia.La prima pagina di quel giornale titolava proprio dell'arrivo dell'eroe dei due mondi a Palermo.Nato come espressione del gruppo democratico crispino e divenuto in seguito filoministeriale. È figlio del bollettino del Comitato Rivoluzionario del 1848 finito poi nelle mani del governo borbonico.La sua storia di giornale indipendente comincia anch'essa da lontano con la famiglia Ardizzone, una tradizione che continua ancor oggi. - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the year MDCCXLV to which is prefixed a dissertation on the establishments made by Mahomedan conquorers in Indostan

      Pharoah and Co., Madras 1861 - 8vo. 3 vols (complete) Vol 2 in two parts each with title page, though the pagination is continuous. 436, xciv, 739 plus unpaginated index. Vol3 is the atlas and plate volume containing 36 plates (of the 37 called for), some double page, but most multi-folding. Half green calf, raised bands, gilt. The bindings are rubbed and marked - thought perfectly sound - hinges strong and flexible. As is so often the case, the insects of the sub-continent have taken nourishment from the bindings, each of which has been damaged; The top of the lower board of vol1 has been eaten away ( quarter inch) - the leather of spine and corner unaffected. In vol2 the same has happened to the bottom of the lower board (half inch). In vol3 it is the top of the front board. Some of the maps have been inaccurately folded which has allowed the fore-edges to project slightly with consequent tearing. Scattered internal foxing and blind-stamp on top of title page to vol.1. The damage listed is has not affected the spines. The set looks very well on the shelf and is basically very sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Illustré de Géographie commerciale et Industrielle représentant les Grandes Divisions physiques, la distribution géographique des Végétaux et des Minéraux, les villes industrielles et usines importantes, les ports commerciaux, les chemins de fer et les parcours des paquebots à vapeur.

      François Delarue, Bulla Frères fatout 1861 - Atlas Illustré de Géographie commerciale et Industrielle représentant les Grandes Divisions physiques, la distribution géographique des Végétaux et des Minéraux, les villes industrielles et usines importantes, les ports commerciaux, les chemins de fer et les parcours des paquebots à vapeur, les découvertes et voyages faits depuis le IXe siècle jusqu'à nos jours, les colonies européennes dans les différentes parties du monde ainsi que des tableaux statistiques donnant la Population, la Superficie territoriale, les Produits industriels, les Forces militaires, la Marine, la Religion dominante de chaque pays, etc. etc., 1 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur, François Delarue, Bulla Frères, s.d. , cartes au format 600 x 840 mm datées 1861 et 1863, Chez Fatout, et intitulées "Nouvelle carte illustrée de", chaque carte est encadrée de vignettes illustrant les différents aspects des régions cartographiées ; 1 : Planisphère élémentaire et illustré, 1861 (accroc en marge, fente en pliure centrale en queue) ; 2 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Europe, 1861 (petit fente en pliure centrale en queue, bon état par ailleurs) ; 3 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de la France, 1861 (petits accrocs en marge, une ancienne restauration) ; 4 : Nouvelle carte illustrée des Royaumes de Hollande et de Belgique ; 5 : Nouvelle carte illustrée des Iles Britanniques, 1861 (bon état) ; 6 : Nouvelle carte illustrée des Etats du Nord de l'Europe donnant la Russie d'Europe, la Suède et le Danemark (bon état) ; 7 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Allemagne donnant les Etats composant la Confédération Germanique (un accroc en tête) ; 8 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de la Suisse, 1863 (petit fente en pliure centrale en queue, bon état par ailleurs) ; 9 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Italie, 1863 (bon état) ; 10 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Espagne et du Portugal, 1861 (petite fente en pliure centrale en queue) ;11 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de la Turquie d'Europe et de la Grèce (1863 (bon état) ; 12 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Asie, 1861 (petite restauration en tête, petite fente à la pliure centrale en queue) ; 13 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Afrique, 1861 (restauration à la pliure centrale en queue) ; 14 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Océanie, 1861 (un accroc en marge, un accroc en queue en pliure centrale) ; 15 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Amérique du Nord, 1861 (accroc en queue, petite fente en pliure centrale en queue) ;16 : Nouvelle carte illustrée de l'Amérique du Sud, 1861 (bon état) Rare exemplaire, complet des 16 cartes sur feuillets doubles, de l'Atlas de géographie commerciale et industrielle de Vuillemin. Etat moyen (cartonnage très abîmé, ouvrage dérelié, avec une différence de numérotation des cartes par rapport au feuillet introductif, l'état de chaque carte est précisé dans le descriptif). Prix en l'état. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan de Jérusalem Ancienne et Moderne, par le Docteur Ermete Pierotti, architecte - ingénieur [ 1861 ]

      Kaeppelin 1861 - carte entoilée rempliée sous chemise cartonnée, au format 96 x 64 cm, gravé par Erhard Schieble, Kaeppelin, Paris, 1861 (date sur le cartonnage) Ingénieur militaire italien, Ermete Pierroti travailla en Terre Sainte de 1854 à 1861 et sa charge d'architecte ingénieur de la Terre Sainte et du Pacha de Jérusalem lui permet d'accéder - privilège exceptionnel - à l'intérieur des Lieux Saints musulmans. Bel et rare exemplaire d'une des célèbres cartes de Pierotti (carte renforcée en marge et désolidarisée de la chemise cartonnée, néanmoins une très belle carte). Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      Verlag von Carl Nöhring o. J., nach 1861., Berlin - 19 Ansichten von Berlin. Im Zentrum stehend: Berlin vom Kreuzberge aus. Im Uhrzeigersinn: Königliches Schloß, Königs Palais, Neues Museum, Zeughaus, Brandenburger Thor, St. Jacobi-Kirche, Katholische Kirche, Krolls Etablissement, Königl. Schauspielhaus, Thierarzneischule, Universität, Bau Academie, Hof und Dom Kirche, Werdersche Kirche, Königl. Opernhaus, Neue Wache, Neues Museum (2), Palais des Prinz von Preußen, . 1 Blatt im Rahmen und mit Passepartout. Sichtbarer Blattbereich ca. 48 x 37 cm, mit Rahmen: ca. 75 x 64 cm. VERGLEICHE Ernst u. Laur-Ernst, Band 2, Seite 112, dort allerdings: Verlag: F. Sala in Berlin. Siehe Foto. Farbige Lithographien.

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        ALBUM DE LA INFANTERIA ESPAÑOLA DESDE SUS PRIMITIVOS TIEMPOS HASTA EL DIA.

      Madrid: Imprenta y Litografia Militar del Atlas, - 1861 - 16 h., 92 p. con litografias en color; 26 x 36 cm. - Holandesa piel con puntas. Militar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALL THE YEAR ROUND. 72 consecutive monthly issues

      1861. Monthly issues #21 through #92, each issue containing four or five weekly numbers (in all, weekly numbers 89 through 401, plus the six Annual Christmas Numbers). Each issue with properly-dated "All The Year Round Advertiser" ad catalogue at the beginning, and most with various ads and slips at the end. London: Chapman & Hall, January 1861 - December 1866. Original blue wrappers. Charles Dickens began "All The Year Round" in 1859, creating it from the ashes of his "Household Words," which had run from 1850 through 1858. "All The Year Round" would likewise run under Dickens's editorship about nine years, from 1859 into 1868, at which time a "New Series" was begun, with control increasingly turned over to Dickens's son Charley (culminating in Dickens's death in 1870). This run consists of the six calendar years of 1861 through 1866 (72 monthly issues containing 313 weekly numbers plus six Extra Christmas Numbers).~Included by Dickens himself within these 72 issues, in addition to the Christmas Numbers and his frequent editorial observations, are the latter half of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, the eleven 1863 travel pieces that in the 1865 edition of THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER expanded the original (1861) 17 pieces to 28, and four other short pieces (see Eckel p. 195). Other authors within these pages include Wilkie Collins (NO NAME), Elizabeth Gaskell (A DARK NIGHT'S WORK) and Charles Reade (HARD CASH).~Each monthly issue contains four or five weekly numbers (depending upon how many Saturdays fell within that month); at the beginning of each monthly issue is the ad catalogue bearing the date of the following month (for example, the weekly numbers within the monthly issue reading "August 1864" on the front wrapper were issued during that month, but this monthly version came out at the beginning of September and bears that ad catalogue). Every six months, an issue contains the preliminary leaves for the just-completed Volume of ALL THE YEAR ROUND (customers were encouraged to have their issues bound up).~These 72 monthly issues are remarkably complete. Just one rear wrapper is lacking (for issue #66), while one other has part of a rear wrapper lacking. Eleven of the twelve "preliminaries" (Vols IV - XV) are present: for some reason that of Vol X (early 1864) never appears to have been bound in. In just a couple of the issues, the ad catalogue consists of the four pages 1-2-7-8 (we do not know whether a 3-4-5-6 leaf is missing, or if that month's catalogue was reduced in size). But that's it -- otherwise this set is amazingly complete.~The condition of these 72 issues is, on the whole, very good: some are truly fine, even with the weekly numbers' leaves still unopened, while some are less than very good -- a few (mainly some January and December issues) have substantial wrapper edge-wear. But most fall somewhere in between, with nice-looking front and rear wrappers but with minor chipping at the ends of their spines.~It is worth pointing out that of the three formats of All The Year Round -- weekly number, monthly issue, semi-annual volume -- the monthly issue in blue wrappers is by far the scarcest. We have had scads of weekly numbers in the past, and semi-annual volumes are not hard to find (weekly numbers bound either in publisher's cloth or, more commonly, in half-leather). But the monthly issues are tough to find -- and it makes sense: why would people wait a week or two or three to buy a monthly issue, when they could simply pick up a weekly number each Saturday?~In short, this is a rare opportunity to acquire six years' production of Dickens's famous periodical. See Eckel pp 194-197.

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        Atlas zur Zeitschrift für Bauwesen. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung der Königl. Technischen Bau-Deputation und des Architekten-Vereins zu Berlin. Jahrgänge 11-26 in 8 Bänden. Redaktion: G. Erbkam (Jg. 11-25) und F. Endell (Jg. 26).

      Ernst & Korn 1861 -1876, Berlin, - Folio. Gleiche Halbleinenbände der Zeit. Zwei Jahrgänge je Band. Von den 1.061 Blättern sind 1.043 vorhanden, davon sind mehr als 150 doppelblattgroß oder (ein-) gefaltet, 6 Blätter mehrfarbig und etliche getönt. – Die Blätter sind teils fleckig oder gebräunt, Jg. 13 ist wasserrandig, gelegentlich ist ein Blatt eingerissen oder trägt Randläsuren, doch sind niemals Text oder Bildteile verloren. Meist sind die Blätter in gutem Zustand. – Es fehlen insgesamt 18 Blätter: aus Jg. 11 (1861) die Blätter 7-9, 17-22, 39 und 40 (Blatt 67 ist Jg. 13 beigebunden), aus Jg. 12 (1862) die Blätter 9, 10 und 44-46, aus Jg. 13 (1863) Blatt 32 und aus Jg. 16 (1866) Blatt 20. – Eine außergewöhnliche und beeindruckende Sammlung von bildlichen Darstellungen über Architektur und Ingenieurbaukunst, darunter viele Brücken (vor allem Eisenbahnbrücken, auch mehrere bewegliche Brücken) und andere Wasserbauwerke, Eisenbahn-Empfangsgebäude, Baumaschinen, Hafenanlagen. Mehrere Jahrgänge zeigen Pläne und Details aus dem Berliner Rathaus, der Berliner Synagoge und Beispiele für italienische Architektur. Herausragend auch die Darstellungen von Bürgerhäusern und Kirchen. - In solchem Umfang selten. – Das Foto stammt aus Jg. 21.

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        The UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1861.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 132; NCBEL III, 819; Smith II, 11). [8], 264, 32 pp. 32 page catalogue of books concludes volume, dated December 1860.. 19th C. deep maroon full morocco binding by Reviere, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. Gilt dentelles.. Minor extremity wear, with lower tips showing slight abrasion.. Bookplate ["Barnton"]. Pencil note to preliminary blank, "This copy. sold in the McKenzie sale." Withal, a handsome VG+ copy.. Contains 17 sketches of Dickens', which first appeared in his weekly periodical, All The Year Round.

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        Six ethnographical maps illustrative of "The Natural History of Man"

      Baillière, London 1861 - Prichard, James Cowles (1786-1848). Six ethnographical maps illustrative of "The Natural History of Man" . . . Folio. [4]pp. plus six hand-colored engraved folding maps. London and New York: H. Baillière, 1861. 437 x 284 mm. Original marbled boards, cloth backstrip, paper label on front cover, a little worn and rubbed, hinges tender. Front margins a bit frayed, a few tears along map folds, but very good.Second edition, second issue (first edition 1843; first issue of second edition 1851). This atlas of six ethnographical maps were intended as a companion to Prichard's Natural History of Man, originally published in 1843, and the expanded five-volume edition of his Researches into the Physical History of Mankind (1836-1847 and subsequent eds.). The maps show the distribution of races and the physical history of mankind in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, and indicate the movement of cultures native to these continents over time. The atlas was sold separately from the text, and is quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beeton's Book of Household Management

      S.O. Beeton, London 1861 - [xxxix] 1112pp. Half-bound w olive leather spine w raised bands and new brown cloth boards and eps. Illustrated in b & w and colour. Previous owner's name to paper label stuck to verso frontispiece. Some minor foxing scattered throughout and dark foxed spot to index o/w contents clean and tight, a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Household Management.

      S.O. Beeton London 1861, London - Full red morocco, raised bands gilt, beautiful rebind Contents bright, white and very clean. An exceptionally attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE Mistress, Coachman, Laundry-Maid, Housekeeper, Valet, Nurse and Nurse-Maid, Cook, Upper And Under House-Maids, Monthly, Wet and Sick Nurses, Kitchen Maid, Lady's-Maid, Footman, FIRST EDITION

      S. O. Beeton, London 1861 - Published in London by S. O. Beeton in 1861 this is the First Edition of Mrs Beeton's Cookery Classic "The Book of Household Management" Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was edited by Isabella Beeton and was first published as a book in 1861 by S. O. Beeton Publishing, 161 Bouverie Street, London, a firm founded by her husband, Samuel Beeton. It had been previously published as a part work. It was a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Of the 1,112 pages, over 900 contained recipes, such that another popular name for the volume is Mrs Beeton's Cookbook. Most of the recipes were illustrated with coloured engravings, and it was the first book to show recipes in a format that is still used today, i.e. with all the ingredients listed at the start. It is said that many of the recipes were copied from earlier writers (including Eliza Acton), but the Beetons never claimed that the book's contents were original. Mrs Beeton is perhaps described better as its compiler and editor than as its author, many of the passages clearly being not her own words. It was intended as a guide of reliable information about every aspect of running a house for the aspirant middle classes. In addition to cooking, its 2,751 entries include tips on how to deal with servants' pay and children's health, and above all a wealth of cooking advice, instructions and recipes. It was an immediate best-seller, selling 60,000 copies in its first year and totalling nearly two million up to 1868. In 1863 a revised edition was issued in instalments. The author, Isabella Beeton, was 21 years old when she started working on the book, and she died at 28. In 1866, a year after Isabella's death, Samuel was forced to give up the copyright on all his publications due to the collapse of Overend and Gurney, a London discount house to which he was in debt. To save himself from bankruptcy he allowed the publisher Ward, Lock and Tyler to take over his business, though he was employed to run it. Ward Lock's revisions to Household Management have continued to the present day and kept the Beeton name in the public eye for over 125 years, although current editions are far removed from Isabella's original work. The book gives a charming and historically significant insight into Victorian domestic management. Although it is not a modern book, many people in Britain own a copy as it has been frequently reprinted and is available to this day. The name "Mrs Beeton" still has iconic status in Britain: most people recognize it and know its connotations, although very few have actually come into contact with the book itself. The phrase, "first, catch your hare", while popularly thought to originate here, was already proverbial when the book was written. Today's superstar chefs (especially Delia Smith) might be seen as the direct descendants of Mrs Beeton, who saw as they did the need to provide reassuring advice on culinary matters for the British middle classes, the Industrial Revolution having sealed the demise of traditional rural cooking skills. Its preface begins: I must frankly own, that if I had known, beforehand, that this book would have cost me the labour which it has, I should never have been courageous enough to commence it. What moved me, in the first instance, to attempt a work like this, was the discomfort and suffering which I had seen brought upon men and women by household mismanagement. I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife's badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways. THE BOOK book is bound in a later green cloth binding with paper spine title label, internally illustrated with twelve colour plates including a colour printed title page with many more black and white illustrations within the text, book measures 7 inches by 4.5 inches approx, 1112 pages CONDITION the cloth binding is worn and frayed at spine ends and corners, internally some straining to hinges, the book lacks the front [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Book of Household Management (first editon, second issue)

      S O Beeton, 248 Strand WC, London. 1861 - Fair hardback, no dustwrapper. Spine is cracked down front edge and about a third of spine missing. Corners bumped and scuffed. Lacks frontispiece and half title but all 12 plates present. One gathering loose, but intact and one page loose. Pages age-tanned and sporadic foxing. Neat ownership inscription dd. 1862 on front free endpaper and note 'rebound Oct. 1878'). 1112 pp 8vo half calf with gilt title on spine and red cloth boards. Illustrated with 12 colour plates and tinted title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Law, Its Connection With the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1861 - Original 3/4 morocco over boards, quite rubbed, ?ex-library, browning and occasional notations and markings; a usable copy only First edition of Maine's magnum opus, a work recently described as "[n]ext only to Blackstone . . . the most durable work of jurisprudence in the English language", influential upon Holmes, who confessed to Laski it "fed [my] philosophical passion" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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