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        Phaethornis Intermedius, Plate 30 (Middle Sized Hermit)

      London 1861 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Of all his works, many of Gould’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive “Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds”. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould’s personal collection of hummingbird specimens. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Phaethornis Intermedius", measures 21.75" x 15" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows two hummingbirds, commonly called Middle Sized Hermits, resting on delicate green plants. These hummingbirds are expertly hand-colored with rich green backs and brown undersides with white and black freckled necks and tails. they have white accented wingtips and long, orange accents on their beaks and eyebrows. Their dynamic positioning allows for their back and underside patterning to be appreciated.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        artifact, History of Computing ] Fuller's Time Telegraph and Palmer's Computing Scale : Fuller's Telegraphic Computer with Portfolio and Instructions [ Rare English Edition ]

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

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        The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Edition (3 Volumes)

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

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        The War, and How to End It

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

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        Les soirées canadiennes, revue de littérature nationale, première, troisième et quatrième année ; avec Les Soirées Canadiennes. Mémoire des propriétaires-éditeurs

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

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

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

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        Das Saugadernsystem vom anatomischen Standpunkte.

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

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

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

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        COPY OF AN UNFINISHED MAP OF A PORTION OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF NORTH EASTERN VIRGINIA AND FORT MONROE COMPILED IN THE BUREAU OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS WAR DEPARTMENT FROM THE BEST AND LATEST AUTHORITIES

      Washington: Bureau of Topographical Engineers, August 1861.. Sun printed (i.e. photozincographed) map after the original manuscript, with routes of railroads and canals handcolored, 44 x 51 1/2 inches, dissected into twenty-four sections and linen-backed as issued. Manuscript annotations in pencil [by J.J. Young?]. Very good. In a blue morocco- backed box. Provenance: Family descendants of Amiel Weeks Whipple. A highly important military map of northern Virginia, made for the use of the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War, by an important military topographer. The present map depicts Virginia as far north as Fredericksburg, as far south as the North Carolina border, and as far west as Charlottesville, with detail including towns, roads, waterways, and railroads. A statement on the map cites the U.S. Coast surveys and the Boye map of Virginia as sources, in addition to surveys conducted by the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The map was completed within a month of the first major battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861. The failure of Union forces there made it clear that the war was not going to be resolved easily and quickly. Although not named as the cartographer, the present map can be attributed to Amiel Weeks Whipple. During the 1850s, Whipple became one of the most accomplished surveyors in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, leading explorations for the transcontinental railroad. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, "Captain Whipple was immediately ordered to report to the Chief of Topographical Engineers in Washington. There was then a dearth of maps giving any but the most meager of information concerning the State of Virginia, and to him as Chief of Topographical Engineers of the defenses of Washington, South of the Potomac, was entrusted the very trying and responsible duty of making armed reconnaissances to collect the topographical details required. It was hazardous work, in a country thickly wooded in places, where small bodies of men could be concealed with absolute impunity; and the first skirmishes of the war, such as that at Fairfax Court House, were fought during its continuance. The work, however, was successfully and very quickly done, and reliable maps were soon in possession of the Union commanders" (Stoddard). Attribution of this map to Whipple can also be determined by a very similar map, though focused on Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, which identifies Whipple as the source for the manuscript drawn by Civil Engineer J.J. Young (see Stephenson 536.6). That map is in essence the companion to the present map, showing the northern regions of Virginia not shown on this map. The handwriting of the manuscript used for that map and the present map are identical, suggesting both to have been drawn by Young. Interestingly, the present map includes pencil annotations, again in the same hand (see for example the naming of the branches of the Elizabeth River near Norfolk). That this map was done specifically for use in the field is suggested by the hurried process of its production. Rather than taking the time to have the map lithographed or engraved, a sun print process was used to duplicate the original manuscript. Sun printing, also called photozincography, was developed in Great Britain in the mid-19th century to reproduce maps created during the Ordnance Survey. In this photographic process, a negative is made of the original using a wet plate collodion method, which is then exposed onto a thin sheet coated with a saturated potassium bichromate solution and transferred to a zinc plate, coated in ink, and put through a press. The present copy descended in the family of Whipple and includes a manuscript presentation below the cartouche: "To accompany letter to / dated Bureau of Topogl. Eng.s Augt 1861." The name of the recipient is not filled in, suggesting that Whipple kept this copy for himself. The map is very rare, with OCLC citing but three known examples. STEPHENSON, CIVIL WAR MAPS 451.6. Francis R. Stoddard, "Amiel Weeks Whipple" in CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA, Vol. 28 (Autumn 1950).

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        Synchronous charts].

      Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery Office 1861 - lithographed ‘Notice’ and 30 folding engraved plates, 4 with (printed) shading, most 540mm square, 4 larger, folded to 300 x 230 mm, one chart with dust-staining to one of the folds, pp. [i, the Notice, mounted], the chartes mounted on stubs, 4to, original blue cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt ‘Tenth Number’, a little faded and worn, bookplate inside front cover of Glasgow University Library, good An important document in the development of modern meteorology, albeit the atlas volume only of the Tenth Number of the Meteorological Papers, which describes, in prose, the storm. A scarce item: WorldCat locates only 3 sets of Meteorological Papers in the US, while COPAC lists but 2 incomplete sets of the Papers (these include the Tenth Number).‘In a tremendous storm of October 1859 the steamer Royal Charter was wrecked off Anglesey with the loss of 459 lives. This disaster profoundly moved FitzRoy and strengthened his belief in the importance of predicting such storms. He arranged for weather reports from around Britain and the nearer continent to be telegraphed to his office, where he prepared what he called ‘synoptic charts’, a term still in use to denote charts showing conditions across an area at any one time’ (ODNB: actually, the term here is ‘synchronous’). The charts seem to be complete, though oddly numbered. A synchronous chart is given for each day from 26th October to 2nd November 1859, usually at 9 a.m. There are 3 series: a straight numerical one, running from 1-26, but omitting 19-21, and 23-25: these show the British Isles and the neighbouring coast of the Continent. A second series, the number followed by an ‘a’, shows the whole North Atlantic Ocean at the same time. Then there are 4 lettered (A-D) sectional charts. In spite of the numbering, the sequence is complete for the 9 a.m. readings for the relevant days. There are additional charts, for 3 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. for the days when the storm was at its height.In the ‘Notice’, FitzRoy states ‘These charts are but slightly attached. They may be readily separated, and then used independently’ - an invitation, if ever there was one, to ‘break’ a book.

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        Orley Farm [Bound from the Original Parts with Wrappers]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861-62. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (a mixed issue as is usually found) bound from the Original Parts with Wrappers bound in at the edge of each Volume, bound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, spines lined, lettered, and dated in gilt, boards lined in gilt, and the top edge of each closed page block gilded as well [modest rubbing to the board corners and edges, modest rubbing to the spine edges with some tiny splits where the spine heads meet their adjoining boards; tape reinforcement to Part I's front wrapper verso at the leading and bottom edges, wrappers otherwise in Very Good condition with minor edge wear, numerous advertisements present -- although not a "perfect" set with respect to advertisements -- tissue guard to each frontispiece and not to the other illustrations, tide marks to seven illustrations (mostly rather small) but not to their adjoining pages -- leading us to conclude that the tide marks were already present to the those plates prior to their insertion into their respective Parts, lacking the wrappers for Part XX --- with all text to Part XX present, of course.] Of Orley Farm, Trollope stated: "Most of those among my friends who...are competent to form an opinion on the subject, say that this is the best I have written.... The Plot...is probably the best I have ever made...." The tale centers on Lady Mason and her son, Lucius and on the legal ownership of Orley Farm. Born to Lady Mason in Sir Joseph's old age, Lucius had an older brother born of Sir Joseph's first wife who inherited the bulk of Sir Joseph's property while, under a codicil to the Will, Lucius inherited Orley Farm, a small holding about 25 miles from London. The older son contested the Will, but lost the case. Upon taking uncontested ownership of Orley Farm, Lucius canceled various leaseholds to the property, including that of a low-grade lawyer named Samuel Dockwrath whose father had drafted the original Will but not the Codicil. Dockwrath then closely examined matters respecting the property and alleged that the Codicil had been forged, leading the older son to renew his lawsuit claiming ownership of the Farm. A Very Good copy bound with BOUND FROM THE PARTS WITH ORIGINAL WRAPPERS AND ADVERTISEMENTS.

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        Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the . . . Congress [title varies]. Eighteen Volumes [further details gladly provided]

      Government Printing Office 1861-69, Washington - 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, the boards loose or detached and the spines perished, but the text block sound; a working set A good run for the decade of the Civil War and its aftermath, from the Thirty-Seventh through the Fortieth Congresses, including the Appendix on the Lincoln Association, some bearing the signature of ?J.G.B. Davis, an Assistant Secretary of State [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA GUERRA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA EN EL ANTIGUO PRINCIPADO. TOMOS I-II

      Imprenta y librería de Tomás Gorchas., Barcelona. 1861 - 2 volúmenes. 505 y 477 pp., grabados a plena página. Buen estado general con pequeñas manchas de óxido. Las guardas con papel de aguas.;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 7 EUROS

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        Sloan's Homestead Architecture, Containing Forty Designs for Villas, Cottages, and Farm Houses, with Essays on Style, Construction, Landscape Gardening, Furniture, Etc, Etc

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, pp xii, 13-355, extensively illustrated with engravings, one chromolithograph plate (some copies apparently issued with two). Recently rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards, with spine label, raised bands, and gilt rules. Light soiling and foxing throughout, a bit musty. Very good. Sloan began his career as a carpenter, but read widely and taught himself the principles of architecture. By the 1850s, he had become "the chosen architect of Philadelphia's rising industrial and entrepreneurial elite. For them he built mansions, commercial buildings, speculative housing, even entire resort communities" (ANB). This is one of several successful pattern books Sloan authored, each containing detailed drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc) together with descriptions of the designs and short essays on style, site selection, construction, furnishings, etc.

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        House Journal [and] Senate Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Kansas

      Lawrence KS: State of Kansas, 1861. (Title continues . . .) Begun and Held at Topeka, on Tuesday, March 26th, A. D. 1861. It being the First Session of the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Published by Authority. Lawrence, Kansas: Printed at the Republican Book & Job Office. John Speer, State Printer. Contemporary brown leather, gilt stamped lettering on spine with five panels divided by shallow double-ruled ribs, upper lettered panel in red, and lower in black, small library label in bottom panel; two books bound as one; House Journal 614pp; Senate Journal, 405pp. Some rubbing on spine but gilding is quite bright and legible, ends bumped with some chipping, front hinge is fully broken and front cover is loose, outer back hinge is broken but inner hinge is quite firm, endpapers are all present, with Baker University bookplate affixed to front pastedown, text edges are faded but text is quite white, clean, pliable and easily readable.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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 . [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Princess: A Medley [Fore-Edge Painting] The Princess, Maud, Ode on the Death of Duke Wellington Charge of the Light Brigade

      Edward Moxon, London 1861 - Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Full morocco leather cover with gilt decorations and lettering and gilt page-ends. Fore-edge painting of a country house and church, with a lake and a man rowing in the foreground. Dimensions of book, as measured on the cover, are 4 1/4" wide, 6 1/2" tall, 1" thick. Light foxing on preliminary pages. Gift inscription from 1863 on front free endpaper. A nice, clean attractive copy of Tennyson's poems with a handsome and colorful fore-edge painting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christanity

      A W Bennet, London 1861 - vi; 278pp. 16 b/w plates. VG : in very good condition. Spine and cover edges faded to brown. Chipped title label. Marbled page edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire topographique de la France comprenant les noms de lieu anciens et modernes .

      Imprimerie Nationale., Paris. 1861 - 12 vol. , in 4°, m. tela, ogni vol. è di ca. 300 pp. e tratta di un singolo Dipartimento. Sono descritti i Dipartimenti di : Eure et Loir, Herault, Haut-Rhin, Morbihan, Aisne, Aube, La Moselle, La Mayenne, la Vienne, Calvados, La Drome.

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        A collection of 265 fine original drawings published in various entomological journals from about 1900-1936.

      Oblong folio (305 x 425mm). Half leather. Edward Ernest Green (1861-1949) was an English entomologist. "Born in Ceylon, he was educated at Charterhouse School. He returned to Ceylon in 1880 to manage his father's plantations. Green developed a keen interest in mycology and entomology related to coffee and tea growing. On his retirement in 1913 he returned to England and expanded his collections of scale insects. His publications included 'The Coccidae of Ceylon' (1896-1922) and over 200 papers" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin. A catalogue of manuscripts in the entomology library of the Natural History Museum, London p. 90). The Natural History Museum has Green's original drawings for 'The Coccidae of Ceylon'. He also published a work on the 'Tea Mites' (1900). All the drawings have been mounted, and a few have come loose. The drawings, the majority concern scale insects, are extremely precise and detailed and many concern the gender of the insects. Green's collection of Heteroptera from Ceylon is in the Indian Museum in Calcutta and his Microlepidoptera and Coleoptera from Ceylon are in the Natural History Museum in London.//Provenance: The drawings were offered for sale in Wheldon & Wesley's catalogue 208 no. 51 (1995) and purchased by Kikumaro Okano.

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        Oreotrochilus Leucopleurus, Plate 71 (White-sided Hill-star)

      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, "Oreotrochilus Leucopleurus", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows four hummingbirds, commonly called White-sided Hill-stars, with three resting on a branch and the fourth, a juvenile, sitting in a nest. These hummingbirds are expertly hand-colored, the adults with white undersides and a black triangle design on their chest, and white and black patterned tail-feathers. They have rich green-blue throats which are accented in gum arabic, giving a metallic sheen. The juvenile hummingbird is illustrated in the nest with a white and black spotted throat. Their nest, which rests on a delicate tree branch, is set among a mountainous background.

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        PROVISIONAL AND PERMANENT CONSTITUTIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA

      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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