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        Varia Opera Mathematica . accesserunt selectae quaedam eiusdem Epistolae, vel ad ipsum à plerisque doctissimis viris Gallicè, Latinè, vel Italicè, de rebus ad Mathematicas disciplinas, aut Physicam pertinentibus scriptae. Anastatischer Nadruck der Ausgabe von 1679.

      Berlin, Friedländer & Sohn, 1861. - Folio. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen und Vorsätzen, goldgepr. Rückentitelschildern (diese mit Fehlstellen), Rücken an Kopf und Fußende mit Läsuren, Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestossen. 6 Bll., 210 S., 2 Bll., mit 5 Tafeln. Titelblatt schwach braunfleckig, sonst innen frisch. Optisch kein völlig makelloses, aber durchaus gutes Exemplar. Seitengleicher Neudruck der in der Originalausgabe von 1679 mittlerweile selten und überaus kostspielig gewordenen Werkausgabe Fermats. – Dibner, Heralds of Science, 108: „The above, published after his death, first presented his work and correspondence." Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 6. Horblit, 30: „Fermat is considered the father of the modern theory of numbers, and herald of differential calculus and analytical geometry.". En français dans le texte, Nr. 115: „Fermat a été le précurseur ou le protagoniste de presque toutes les branches nouvelles des mathématiques qui ont vu le jour au XVIIe siècle. Précurseur du calcul différentiel (méthode de recherche des maximums et des minimums, écrit dès 1629) et du calcul intégral (quadrature des paraboles généralisées, 1636), il est indépendamment de Descartes, le cofondateur de la géométrie analytique (Traité des lieux plans et solides 1636). Sa correspondance avec Blaise Pascal de l’été 1654, imprimée pour la première fois dans les Varia Opera, pose les bases du calcul des probabilités. En théorie des nombres, il introduit des méthodes radicalement nouvelles, comme la descente infinie qui prouveront leur puissance entre les mains des mathématiciens comme Euler, Lagrange, Legendre et Gauss". 2000 g

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        Great Expectations.

      Chapman & Hall. 1861 - FIRST EDITION. Vol. I: first impression; vol. II: 2nd impression (?second edition?); vol. III: 2nd impression (?second edition?). 3 vols. The odd spot in prelims. Contemp. half dark green calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown morocco spine labels, marbled boards, edges & e.ps. Armorial bookplates of Arbuthnot Charles Guthrie Duart. A v.g. attractive set. Collated with the Clarendon Edition (Appendix D). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. [Complete in 9 Vols.]

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1861 - Complete in 9 Vols. 18mo. 318pp.; 329pp.; 310pp.; 328pp.;312pp.; 339pp.;324pp.;316pp.;340pp. + 9 engraved title pages, each image unique. Bound in three quarters polished calf over marbled boards. 5 raised bands and 6 compartments with gold gilt titling and decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges. All 9 volumes bear the bookplate of Ulysses S. Grant being formerly part of the library gifted to him by the people of Boston in 1866. Vol. 1 bears the bookplate of Hollywood actor Glenn Ford who starred in several Civil War westerns including The Man from Colorado, A Time for Killing, and Advance to the Rear. The set is in VERY GOOD condition. All 9 volumes show rubbing of the edges with some chipping and loss, hinges lightly rubbed, some scuffs of the marbled boards, otherwise the bindings are strong and tight, the texts and engravings are clean and unmarked, and the fine binding remains bright and distinct. A unique association copy, as pictured. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Okavango River.

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1861. A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure. Octavo. Original maroon pebble-grain cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, decorative frames to boards in blind, grey coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, title vignette, 15 plates. Extremities rubbed and bumped, spine sunned and rolled, light fraying to foot, cloth worn at lower outer corners, short section of similar wear on fore edge of rear board, light foxing to frontispiece verso and title page. A very good copy. First edition of Andersson's second book, rare in the unrestored original cloth. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849, intending to continue to Iceland to take up a life of hunting and exploration, but instead joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa. Galton left in 1851 never to return to Africa, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1856 he set out on a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland, intending to reach the Cunene River, which flows from the Angolan highlands to what is now the Namibian border. Though forced to turn back owing to numerous difficulties, he obtained "much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account of the once-famed guano island, Ichaboe" (Mendelssohn), as well as encounters with lion, kudu, giraffe, eland, rhinoceros and elephant. In 1864 Andersson sold all his assets to organise an army of 3,000 Herero warriors against the Oorlam Afrikaners, receiving a leg wound which blighted his final years, and he died at Omutwe-Onjambu, Angola, three years later.

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        Life and Adventures in the South Pacific.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1861. sep 22 2017. x-361, (10) pp. b/w plates, ills. First edition of one of the classics of whaling literature, who authorship remains a mystery. Howes cites a G.D. Jones as the author of this work, Forster and Hill a J.D. Jones. The title page assigns its authorship to “A Roving Printer.” Regardless of the author's true identity, he has produced an interesting and authentic narrative of a voyage on the New Bedford whaleship “Emily Morgan” (See Starbuck p. 460-461) and the “day-today occupations of two young men who shipped on the whaler for five years” (Hill). She called at Guam, Strong's Island, Hawaii, Tonga, Cook Islands and Juan Fernandez. Forster notes that many ships' names are mentioned in the text. Finally this work is adorned with 38 wonderful wood engraved full-page plates and illustrations in the text that convey the real flavor of South Pacific whaling. Hill 1023. Forster p. 16. Jenkins p. 116. Howes J-213. Four old glue marks in the corners of front paste down and free endpaper. Bound in original cloth, lightly worn, with nick in backstrip.

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        Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator. Being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travel.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 - Octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative panelling to front board in black and rear in blind, top edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed, corners worn, mild bumping to top edges of boards, short closed tear to map sympathetically repaired verso. A very good copy. Lithographic folding map. First edition of "this important work" (Blackmer), uncommon in the original cloth, this copy from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. The Welsh traveller and trader John Petherick (1813-82) left England for Egypt and the Sudan in 1845. He initially served as a mining engineer for Muhammad Ali Pasha and later began trading in gum and ivory. In 1859 he returned to Britain and published this account of his adventures up the Nile to Kordofan and Khartoum, which also includes descriptions of ancient Egyptian antiquities, local traditions, dress, and sports, as well as several hunting trips. In the year of publication he returned to Africa to take up the role of British consul in Khartoum, and was entrusted by the Royal Geographical Society to assist Speke and Grant on their return trip from their search for the source of the Nile. Speke was long-delayed, but never forgave Petherick's failure to wait for him at their agreed rendez-vous in Gondokoro, and publicly accused him of involvement in the slave trade, an allegation "more connected with [Speke's] excessive zeal in reporting suspected slave traders to the Consul General in Egypt and then being himself accused of indulging in it" (Verdcourt), though which nevertheless resulted in Petherick's dismissal from the consulate and obscures his reputation to this day. Blackmer 1295; Czech, p. 219; Hess & Coger 1495; Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 109; see Verdcourt, "John Petherick " in The Conchologists' Newsletter, 132, pp. 453–458 (1995). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Seder HaHagada shel Pesach [Passover Haggadah] BOUND TOGETHER WITH: Sefer Kohelet Shlomo

      Verlag und Druck der telgener'schen hofbuchdruckerie, Hannover 1861 - Unbound. Hagadah shel Pesach. Prepared by Ephraim Blogg, with notes and translation into Judeo-German. 32 leaves. Bound with: London, Shlomo Zalman. Sepher Koheleth Shlomo [prayers]. Edited and translated into Judeo-German by Ephraim Blogg. Pages: (1), 190. Lightly browned and stained. Yudlov 1118 Yaari 827; Vinograd Hanover 91. This Hagadah contains instructions related to all stages of the baking of Matzoth as well as directions to the house-wife as to how to make one¿s kitchen ritually fit for Passover use. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Varia Opera Mathematica ... accesserunt selectae quaedam eiusdem Epistolae, vel ad ipsum à plerisque doctissimis viris Gallicè, Latinè, vel Italicè, de rebus ad Mathematicas disciplinas, aut Physicam pertinentibus scriptae. Anastatischer Nadruck der Ausgabe von 1679.

      Berlin, Friedländer & Sohn, 1861.. Folio. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen und Vorsätzen, goldgepr. Rückentitelschildern (diese mit Fehlstellen), Rücken an Kopf und Fußende mit Läsuren, Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestossen. 6 Bll., 210 S., 2 Bll., mit 5 Tafeln. Titelblatt schwach braunfleckig, sonst innen frisch. Optisch kein völlig makelloses, aber durchaus gutes Exemplar. Seitengleicher Neudruck der in der Originalausgabe von 1679 mittlerweile selten und überaus kostspielig gewordenen Werkausgabe Fermats. - Dibner, Heralds of Science, 108: „The above, published after his death, first presented his work and correspondence." Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 6. Horblit, 30: „Fermat is considered the father of the modern theory of numbers, and herald of differential calculus and analytical geometry.". En français dans le texte, Nr. 115: „Fermat a été le précurseur ou le protagoniste de presque toutes les branches nouvelles des mathématiques qui ont vu le jour au XVIIe siècle. Précurseur du calcul différentiel (méthode de recherche des maximums et des minimums, écrit dès 1629) et du calcul intégral (quadrature des paraboles généralisées, 1636), il est indépendamment de Descartes, le cofondateur de la géométrie analytique (Traité des lieux plans et solides 1636). Sa correspondance avec Blaise Pascal de l'été 1654, imprimée pour la première fois dans les Varia Opera, pose les bases du calcul des probabilités. En théorie des nombres, il introduit des méthodes radicalement nouvelles, comme la descente infinie qui prouveront leur puissance entre les mains des mathématiciens comme Euler, Lagrange, Legendre et Gauss".

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        Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung [mit einem Anhang für Mähren].

      Gr.-Fol. (46 x 28,5 cm). Zus. 17 S. auf 10 Bll., Geheftet. Seltener Erstdruck des durch Kaiser Franz Joseph I. erlassenen Staats-Grundgesetzes. - Als Februarpatent bezeichnet man in der österreichischen Geschichtsschreibung die Verfassung der österreichischen Monarchie (so der Kaiser in seinem Patent), d.h. des Kaisertums Österreich, aus dem Jahr 1861. Sie wurde am 26. Februar 1861 erlassen [...]. Die Erlassung dieser fundamentalen Rechtsregeln fiel in die Zeit des Neoabsolutismus, war also die alleinige Entscheidung von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Exemplar enthält zuerst die sieben Punkte umfassende Verordnung des Kaisers (3 S. auf 2 Blättern) und daran das 21 Paragraphen umfassende Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung (3 S. auf 2 Blättern). - Weiters angebunden sind die 43 Paragraphen umfassende Landes-Ordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren, die 54 Paragraphen umfassende Landtags-Wahlordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren sowie ein Anhang zu der Landesordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren (zus. 11 S. auf 6 Blättern). - Gefaltet u. mit Randläsuren. Der Anhang über Mähren tlw. mit Farbstiftanstreichungen. - Weder das Grundgesetz selbst, noch der Mähren betreffende Anhang für mich über den KVK weltweit nachweisbar. -

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        Rifles and Rifle Practice, an Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting It, with Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, Their Balls and Cartridges

      D. Van Nostrand 1861 - Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold soldier on front. viii, 276 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations (some folded) ; 20 cm. Colonel William Howard, Marine Artillery written title margin (New York Marine Artillery). Riling 729 (1860 edition). General Cadmus Wilcox was a veteran of the Mexican American and American Civil War (CSA). Wilcox attended West Point (class 1846) with McClellan and Jackson. Later after his service in the Mexican American War, he returned to West Point as an instructor and wrote this book, the standard textbook on riffles and rifle firing. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general under Longstreet's First Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Wilcox saw service at the Peninsula Campaign, Battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Seven Days, the Maryland Campaign, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Gettysburg, the Overland Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      New York, 11. XII. 1861. - 1 S. Folio. Mit eh. Adresse ("Herrn Frederik Kapp"). Wenige Tage vor seiner Abreise nach England an den politischen Schriftsteller Friedrich Kapp, der 1850 in die USA ausgewandert war: "Leider habe ich Sie nicht zu Hause gefunden - Ich hette [!] Ihnen sonst den Democraten Fickler zugeführt - Ich lasse mein Papier in Ihre[m] Office in den Händen des Hrn Zitz u. hoffe dass Sie alles zu Ordnung bringen ohne dass ich das Behörden Gesicht des Hrn Polizei Präsidenten zu studiren brauche - das wäre mir ein so grosser Trost dieses Studium nicht zu machen - Morgen Punktum um 12 treffe ich Sie in Ihren Office - Ich habe von Ostendorfer den Auftrag Sie u den Freund Solger zu Morgen Abend 8 Uhr einzuladen - Seien Sie so gut kommen Sie u. zwingen Sie die wilde Preissische Abstraction Solger genannt auch mitzukommen - Sagen Sie ihm, dass ich obgleich ein Barbar, doch ein sentimentaler Russe wäre [ ]". - Im Sommer des Jahres war der zu lebenslanger Verbannung verurteilte Bakunin aus Sibirien über Japan nach Amerika geflohen. - Sehr selten.

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        ALS to his sister with early news on his expedition to Central Africa

      Holograph manuscript in ink. 11pp. 8vo. Magomero, Nyasaland, 31 August & 10 November,

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        Six years of a traveller's life in Western Africa,

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1861. 1/2 leather with 5 raised bands , applied black leather gilt embossed title label with gilt devices and tooling (all recent) with new marbled boards. 2 Volumes. Vol. 1: xv, [3], 354 pp., 4 plates. Volume 2: viii, 363, 13, [3] pp ads at rear. 10 plates. Good++, one tear in last sheet of ads in vol. 2. Newly rebound a most attractive set on the shelf. Internally Good++ with light soiling and uniform browning at extremities. A nice set of a rare title.

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        Autograph letter signed ("M. Bakunin").

      [London], 15. I. 1861. - 8vo. 1 page. To an unnamed addressee: "Please excuse me for not coming today, but it was impossible for me, as I was already committed elsewhere. Even tomorrow I will not be able to see you, as I want to take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to write to Russia. But the day after tomorrow I certainly want to see your home. Your unchanged, if older M. Bakunin" (transl. from the German original). - The arictocratic Russian anarchist, proponent of perpetual revolution, had escaped from Siberia to Japan in 1861, made his way from there to San Francisco, and then to London, where he began to renew his associations in revolutionary circles. A compelling if somewhat intemperate figure, Bakunin loathed Karl Marx and vigorously challenged his authority. This enmity led to Bakunin's expulsion from the International in 1872.

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        Lettres intimes sur la campagne de Chine en 1860

      Marseille, Imprimerie et Lithographie Jules Barile, 1861. - In-8° ; (1)-1 port. front.-204 pp.-7 pl. h.-t. et qq. figures in-texte-1 plan h.-t. replié in-fine. Demi-basane vert foncé, dos à nerfs, titre or, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l’époque, bel exemplaire. BULAC, BIULO QR. I. 35. Pohler, Bibliotheca historico-militaris, t. II, p. 605. Manque à Cordier, B. Sinica. Édition originale rare. Envoi manuscrit signé de l’auteur à son cousin germain : « A mon ami Georges Béjot [fils de Jules Béjot], à Marie. Avec tous mes vœux pour leur bonheur. Leur cousin » ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cloister and the Hearth; or, Maid, Wife, and Widow. A Matter-of-Fact Romance

      New York / London: Rudd & Carleton / Trubner, 1861. First American Edition, First Issue 1st Printing. Green Embossed Cloth. Near Fine. 9 1/2" Tall. 256 Pp. First Issue (Green Cloth); This Issue Is Scarce. An Excellent, Virtually Unworn Copy. Gilt Bright, Deeply Embossed Boards Fresh. No Marks, No Foxing, No Damage, Gilt Bright. A Little Bumping To Upper And Lower 3/16" Of Spine. Bookplate On Front Pastedown.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1861. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Third edition, with additions and corrections. (Seventh Thousand). Octavo. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown endpapers, Freeman's variant b (no priority). Folding diagram to p. 123. Ownership inscription to half-title and occasional faint pencil underlining and marginalia. Newspaper clipping discussing colour variations of heffers tipped in to rear free endpaper recto. Spine gently rolled, rubbing to extremities, small nick to head of spine, minor wear to very tips, top edge dust toned, text block very slightly shaken; a very good copy. Third edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), issued in April 1861, one of 2,000 copies printed. This copy in Freeman's b binding variant (no priority given). The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences from the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third edition is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin considers his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860.

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        Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung [mit einem Anhang für Mähren].

      Wien, 26. Februar 1861. - Seltener Erstdruck des durch Kaiser Franz Joseph I. erlassenen „Staats-Grundgesetzes". - „Als Februarpatent bezeichnet man in der österreichischen Geschichtsschreibung die Verfassung der österreichischen Monarchie (so der Kaiser in seinem Patent), d.h. des Kaisertums Österreich, aus dem Jahr 1861. Sie wurde am 26. Februar 1861 erlassen [.]. Die Erlassung dieser fundamentalen Rechtsregeln fiel in die Zeit des Neoabsolutismus, war also die alleinige Entscheidung von Kaiser Franz Joseph I." (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Exemplar enthält zuerst die sieben Punkte umfassende Verordnung des Kaisers (3 S. auf 2 Blättern) und daran das 21 Paragraphen umfassende „Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung" (3 S. auf 2 Blättern). - Weiters angebunden sind die 43 Paragraphen umfassende „Landes-Ordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren", die 54 Paragraphen umfassende „Landtags-Wahlordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren" sowie ein „Anhang zu der Landesordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren" (zus. 11 S. auf 6 Blättern). - Gefaltet u. mit Randläsuren. Der Anhang über Mähren tlw. mit Farbstiftanstreichungen. - Weder das Grundgesetz selbst, noch der Mähren betreffende Anhang für mich über den KVK weltweit nachweisbar. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Gr.-Fol. (46 x 28,5 cm). Zus. 17 S. auf 10 Bll., Geheftet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Novum Testamentum Graece

      Coloniæ Agrippinæ 1861 - 674 pages p. With an inscription in the book Rev. Thomas. From Miss Butch on the return from Jerusalem July 1864. Bound in olivewood from the Mount of Olive. In the mid 19th century a large limb fell and was bound into a few Bibles Very scarce kopy Bound in a vetry fine half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldtext on spine, Boards of olive tree from the Mount of olives [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Imprimerie Nationale, 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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        JAPAN, THE AMOOR, AND THE PACIFIC: With Notices of Other Places, Comprised in a

      - London 1861, Smith. First Edition. Green blind stamped cloth 405p., 8 b.w. tinted lithographs, solid, tight, nice copy, complete, 14 x 22.5 cm., in original cloth. !! THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY !! FIRST EDITION This is an exceptionally rare primary source by the Russians on Japan and China, and South-East Asia. . An early Russian visit to a little-known Japan, and the Kuriles [Hokkaido area] territory later ceded to ussia at the mouth of the Amoor River. * SOUTH-EAST ASIA: The author's personal account a voyage to the Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, tropical forests, Simon's Bay, Batavia, Malayas & Chinese, gambling, opium, secret societies, Singapore. On to Manila, Tegals, houses, dress, women, customs, gambling, mines & minerals. * CHINA: Hong Kong, Shanghai, on to Nagasaki. * JAPAN: Nagasaki, Life in Japan, Christian religion, the Dutch, Portuguese, appearance of the people, women, public nude mixed bathing. . Yesso [Hokkaido], Hakodadi, Kanagawa, Yokohama, prostitutes, landing in Yedo. Murder of Russian officer & sailor, Ainos or Hairy Kuriles, Sagalien Island, mouth of the Amoor, Russian colonies, border with Japan, Siberian forests, animals . SOUTH PACIFIC To Hawaii and observations on the natives, Tahiti, Moria *** With 16p. publisher's catalogue at the end. *** REFERENCES: H. Cordier: JAPONICA 553 ***

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        Great Expectations

      Chapman & Hall 1861 - First edition, second impression. (Stated "Second Edition" on all title pages. 344; 351; 344pp. Complete in three volumes. Contemporary leather with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Bound without ads, quite likely as issued. Bibliographer Walter E. Smith describes printings two through five as indistinguishable except for their title pages, which may have been printed at the same time to give the impression of brisk sales. All had the same textual errors, etc.) Bindings edge-worn, leather starting to split along spine edges, hinges a bit tender, gilt barely legible. Internally Very Good with some light corner creasing, stray light stains and foxing. A very nice set of the classic novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lincoln Autograph Signed Endorsement on 1861 Civil War Letter of Gen. McClellan

      1861 - Abraham Lincoln ADS (Autograph Document Signed). Civil War letter of Gen. George McClellan to Secretary of War Simon Cameron, dated Nov.7, 1861 recommending several appointments and promotions (some as Brigadier General) to President Abraham Lincoln's Union Army - the Army of the Potomac. McClellan writes as Lincoln's Commanding General of the Union Army during that early phase of the war. On the back of the document is a signed, seven-line endorsement in Lincoln's hand: "Let all the appointments within recommended by Gen. McClellan be made adding thereto as a Brigadier General, George W. Morgan. A. Lincoln Nov.9, 1861." This important war letter beautifully illustrates the way Lincoln's war apparatus functioned by virtue of the docketing sequence penned by persons who handled the document along its path to Lincoln's desk and back. Beneath Lincoln's autograph endorsement dated Nov.9, 1861 is an earlier docket from the Assistant Secretary of War, Thomas A. Scott which reads: "Respectfully submitted to the President U.S. - Thomas A. Scott [Appears to be his signature] Ass.Sec.War - War Dept. Nov. 8, '61." Just beneath that is another docket likely in Scott's hand, which reads: "War Dept. Nov.9,1861. Reply forwarded to the Adjutant General with request to prepare letters of appt. [signed] Thomas A. Scott War Dept." On the bottom left-hand side of the document page is a docket in a clerk's beautiful script, "Recd/ AGO [Adjutant General's Office]/ Nov.11/61." Above that docket at the top left of the page is the first of the docket-chain in a clerk's hand, "Washington D.C. Nov.7, 1861 - Army HeadQuarters, Major Genl. McClellan - Recommending certain promotions and appointments in the Army." All in all, a fascinating and important war document illustrating Washington's military chain of command which extended, in those days, all the way to Lincoln's desk. This document illustrates the fact that Lincoln kept his hand on the Army's tiller until well into the war. It was not until U.S. Grant surfaced to become Lincoln's trusted Commanding General of the Union army that Lincoln was able to relax his grip on matters military. This letter is in very good condition with an impeccable provenance and proof of authenticity. The current owner can furnish a receipt of purchase in 1974 from Gordon Banks of the former and venerable Goodspeed's Bookshop in Boston - a respected dealer in rare manuscripts and documents. A remarkable association piece linking McClellan, Cameron, and President Lincoln. The one page letter, written in an aide's hand from McClellan to Secretary of War Cameron, is signed by McClellan and details the recommended appointments and promotions. Notable names are Julius Stahl, C.C.Auger,Jesse Reno and John Buford, of Gettysburg fame, in the cavalry.

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

      - New York 1861, Harper. Pink pebbled cloth, faded, clean and solid, blind-stamped, gold stamped, 12.5 x 19.5 cm.,361p.,39 engraved plates & text llustrations, clean text no foxing, a tiny bit corner wear, complete, quite nice. FIRST EDITION A vivid account of a whaling voyage out of New Bedford in the whale ship "Emily Morgan." . This is an excellent primary resource and true narrative beginning in 1849. It coves a five year early whaling voyage in the pacific. . The work is signed by "A Roving Printer", a pseudonym for John D. Jones and possibly his two other shipmates, Jackson H. Chase and George W. Heaton. . The voyage was commanded by captain Prince W. Ewer, [1849-54]. This also Includes accounts of mutinies aboard the "Triton" and "Sharon." . Along their voyage the work records stops in Hawaii, Guam, Tonga, Cook Islands, Formosa, Juan Fernandez and other Pacific islands. With lucid accounts of the natives, customs, food, and other lesser known information about these obscure and far-off lands. . With a description of the Sperm Whale, Cape Horn, Talcahuana, Patyta, Marquesas Islands, Pitt's Island, Knox & Charlotte's Islands, Strong's Island, Ladrone Islands, Island of Rota, Guam, Baile's Island, Chinese fishermen, Loo Choo [Okinawa], Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition, about Japan, Bonin Islands, Sandwich [or the Hawaiian] Islands, missionary incidents, and the return home. *** CONDITION: The binding is faded, with bright gold-stamped spine decoration and title. There is a small 2 x 4 cm. mend to the title page, else clean, solid, and a very nice tight copy overall. *** REFERENCES: Forster 61 ***

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861.. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[iv], adverts; [ii], coated endpaper leaf, [vi]; 364; [xvi], advertisements. Elegantly rebound in the early twentieth century in dark green half crushed morocco, full gilt backs, moire silk-covered sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, original yellow endpaper and russet cloth covers bound in. Internally very clean. Binding nicely aged to brown on spine, some wear to top corners. This copy with half-title and the scarce 4-page advert for the 'autobiography' bound in at front, plus regular 16-page catalogue at rear A vintage receipt for the sale of this book is loosely inserted. Mary Ann Evans began her literary career as a translator and later editor of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published 'Scenes of Clerical Life', the first of eight novels she would write under the name of 'George Eliot' including the important 'Middlemarch', and the popular 'Silas Marner', which was the author's own favourite. The novel centres on Silas Marner, the linen weaver of Raveloe, a village on the brink of industrialization. George Eliot's affectionate but unsentimental portrait of rural life combines irony, humour and sharp social comment. Above all, she demonstrates a profound and enduring knowledge of the human mind and heart.

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        Japan, the Amoor, and the Pacific; with notices of other places, comprised in a voyage of circumnavigation in the Imperial Russian corvette "Rynda," in 1858-60.

      London Smith Elder 1861 - First edition. 8vo., inscribed by the author on half title, xiii, 405pp., 2 pages ads at end, 8 lithograph plates, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, light offsetting from plates, cloth slightly darkened, an excellent example. Inscribed on the half-title: Mr Bayer/ With the Author's/ Kind regards. Tilley served as an officer on the Russian corvette, Rynda, and was the first Englishman to set foot on Amoor whch had recently been ceded to the Russians by the Japanese. Tilley's impressions of Japan are favourable. All the plates are of Japanese location, mostly in and around Yedo. Cordier, Japonica, 553; Sinica 2746. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Economista e uomo politico, fu segretario generale degli Affari Esteri del Regno di Sardegna, e senatore del Regno d'Italia. Ampio, interessante carteggio costituito da circa 50 minute risalenti al 1861, redatte dalla delegazione italiana a Parigi nei primi mesi dell'unit_ nazionale, indirizzate a vari funzionari dello stato francese, relative a questioni diplomatiche. Le missive, in lingua francese (eccetto alcune in italiano) vergate su carta intestata 'L_gation d'Italie' e (in parte) 'L_gation de Sardaigne', presentano cassature, rifacimenti e cancellature. ALcuni passi a titolo puramente esemplificativo: "Le charg_ d'affaires de la L_gation de S.M. le Roi d'Italie s'empresse d'informer M. Deleuil qu'il tient _ sa disposition une lettre de change de 988.20 f. tir_e _ son ordre par le gouvernement du Roi sur la maison Rothschild fr_res pour acquir des instruments qu'il a fournis _ l'Ecole Navale...". "Prince, J'ai l'honneur de vous renvoyer ci-joint les documents que vous avez adress_s au gouvernement du Roi _ l'effet que le titre de Prince soit port_ sur le d_cret de naturalisation sollicit_ par vous du gouvernement italien...". "Mr le Comte de Gropello _tant parti de Paris j'ai recu la lettre que vous avez bien voulu lui adresser pour l'informer de l'arrive_ _ Paris de sa Majest_ le Roi votre Auguste Soverain, accompagn_ de Son Altesse Royale le Prince Oscar...". Per un totale di 80 pagine di diverso formato.

      1861.

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        Carte de l'Isthme de Suez. Echelle de 0, 003 pour 1 kilomètre.

      [Paris, Bureaux de l'Isthme de Suez, Journal de l'Union des Deux Mers], 1861 Lithographic map (83 x 57 cm) in black, blue green and sepia, dissected into 21 segments, linen-backed and folding; linen along folds a bit brittle, light spoting and toning; route of the Suez Canal with altitude above sea level [?] marked in red ink; contemporary stamp Broquier Godefroy under title. This rare map was most likely used by a French engineer or surveyor, whilst the Suez Canal was under construction (1859-1869). Alternative routes are marked in crayon and pencil. The map was linen backed for use in Egypt. Unfortunately the imprint in the lower margin is covered by the linen-backing.

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        Autograph Letter signed, to General G. T. Beauregard

      September 20, Richmond, Va 1861 - 1 p Approximately 8-1/8" x 5". one sheet, once folded in four. The letter begins "My dear Genl. Permit me to present to your acquaintance my Nephew Dr. Il D. Smith of La. who visits the armory of the Potomac to see some friends to look after the sick from his section. Being like yourself a Creole of La. there will be that connecting link between you .".

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        Philips' Series of Travelling Maps South Australia [cover title on the cloth case of a linen-backed folding map]

      London, George Philip, [late 1861]. A full-colour map, printed surface 610 x 510 mm, cut into 20 panels mounted on linen (as issued), folded, and mounted in the publisher's gilt-decorated cloth case (external dimensions 190 x 118 mm). Slight wear to the corners of the case, with minimal restoration to the spine; light erasures to the pastedown and paper-lined verso of the exposed panel of the folded map; the map is lightly marked in one spot, but is essentially in fine condition. There are two interesting rubber-stamps on one cloth panel, that of 'W.C. Rigby, Newsagent, Adelaide' and 'Archiv. Provinciae Austriae S. J.'; the erasures mentioned above appear to have removed a couple of examples of the Jesuit Archive stamp. Philips' Authentic Maps of the Australian Colonies, Number 6 (according to the information printed on the front pastedown). Tooley 974 (basic details of the map only, not noting the Travelling Maps series). Pertinent details printed on the map that provide evidence of the date of publication include 'Burke & Wills 1860-61', and the locations where King, and the bodies of Gray, Burke and Wills, were found (King was found in September 1861). The latest reference to Stuart is 'Stuart's Route 1860' (presumably his fifth expedition, from November 1860 to September 1861). The entire region of South Australia west of about 133 degrees east longitude and north of the coastline is described as 'Unexplored Country added to South Australia in 1861'; the Act to annex this land was passed in Great Britain in August 1861. Historians of Australian bookselling will know that William Charles Rigby commenced trading as a bookseller and newsagent in Adelaide in late 1859.

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        NOUVEAU MANUEL ILLUSTRÉ DU JEU DES ÉCHECS. Lois et principes, classification des débuts, parties modèles, fins de parties, etc. Etudes et observations nouvelles par J. A. de R. (Rivière). Précédé d'une introduction historique d'après le professeur Duncan Forbes.

      Paris, Passard, s.d. (1861) [imprimerie Dubuisson et Cie, Rue du Coq-Héron, 5]. - 1 volume in-18 (19,6 x 12,4 cm) de 140 pages. Nombreux diagrammes de positions. Reliure de l'époque demi-percaline rouge, plats de papier marbré. Très bon état. Légères traces à la reliure, décorative et solide. Intérieur très frais, sans rousseurs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. La première partie, qui traite de l'histoire et de la philosophie du jeu d'échecs est des plus intéressantes. On y apprend les légendes qui ont rapport à la création de ce jeu dans les temps anciens. La deuxième partie ou traité élémentaire du jeu des échecs traite du matériel (échiquier, pièces), des règles et lois de ce jeu, ainsi que des observations en rapport. On y trouve de nombreuses parties historiques analysées et expliquées à l'aide de diagrammes avec pièces (et non par notation uniquement). Par ailleurs les fins de partie sont bien étudiées. Ce livre se vendait au Café de la Régence à Paris (161, Rue St-Honoré), là où se réunissaient les meilleurs joueurs d'échecs de l'époque. Duncan Forbes (1798-1868) était un linguiste écossais. Analphabète jusqu’à l’âge de 13 ans, il devient instituteur d’école à 17 ans dans le village de Stralock. Après cela il suit des cours à l’école Kirkmichael, à la Perth Grammar School, et finalement à l’Université de St Andrews où il obtient un master. En 1823, il prend un poste à Calcutta Academy, mais est forcé de retourner en Europe pour causes de santé en 1826. En 1837, il devient professeur de langues orientales au King’s College de Londres d’où il prendra sa retraite en 1861. Pendant ses années au King’s College de Londres, il travaille aussi au British Museum, cataloguant la collection de manuscrits persans. Jules Arnous de Rivière (1830-1905) fut un grand joueur d'échecs de son temps. En 1858, Jules Arnous de Rivière rencontre Paul Morphy à Paris et dispute contre lui un grand nombre de parties amicales au Café de la Régence. Au cours des années suivantes, il gagne plusieurs rencontres, ainsi en 1860 à Londres par +5 -2 contre Thomas W. Barnes, la même année à Paris par +7 -1 contre le Français Paul Journoud et en 1867 à Paris par 2-0 contre le Hongrois Löwenthal. En 1883, il perd de justesse à Paris contre Mikhail Tchigorine par +4-5. En 1867, pendant la 2e exposition universelle de Paris, est organisé un tournoi réunissant les meilleurs joueurs d'échecs de l'époque et Rivière s'y classe sixième. Parallèlement à ce tournoi, une première a lieu au Café de la Régence : des femmes jouent aux échecs en public. À cette occasion, Rivière dispute avec Neumann une partie à l'aveugle contre des dames illustres qui se consultaient : la princesse Murat, la duchesse de la Tremoille, la maréchale comtesse Renault de Saint-Jean de la Tremoille et la marquise de Colbert-Chabannais. Les dames ont gagné. Arnous de Rivière fut aussi l'organisateur du tournoi d'échecs de Monte-Carlo en 1902. Selon une estimation publiée par ChessWorld, son meilleur classement Elo historique a été estimé à 2563, atteint en août 1883. Arnous de Rivière a aussi publié sur les échecs comme auteur et comme journaliste. Il a fait paraître la revue La Régence consacrée aux échecs. Jules Arnous de Rivière ne s'est pas limité aux échecs. On lui doit aussi un Traité populaire du jeu de billard (Flammarion, 1891) et, sous le pseudonyme de Martin-Gall, un important ouvrage sur les jeux de casino : La roulette et le trente-et-quarante (Delarue, 1882). À la fin de sa vie, Arnous de Rivière s'est aussi intéressé au bridge. À nouveau sous le pseudonyme de Martin-Gall, il publie chez le même éditeur Delarue, en 1905, un manuel, Le Jeu de bridge, qui sera réimprimé jusqu'aux années 1920 (avec quelques mises à jour). TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET OUVRAGE ESTIMÉ QUI DOIT ETRE PRÉSENT DANS TOUTE BELLE BIBLIOTHÈQUE ÉCHIQUÉENNE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les ruines d'Ani, capitale de l'Arménie sous les rois Bagratides, aux Xe et XIe s.

      Academie Impériale de Science St. Petersburg 1861 - Atlas only, 2 parts in one volume, oblong folio (27.8 x 35.5 cm). Title of the II livraison published as general title for the atlas, XLV plates lith. by Rob. Mellin. Contemporary cream boards, upper board with gilt ruling and gilt centrepiece with the word ANI surrounded by crosses and scallop shells, green paper spine; rubbed and soiled, hinges broken, marginal waterstain on upper board and first ten plates. Very rare atlas showing views of the ancient Armenian capital known as "the city of a thousand and one churches". Ani, founded more than 1,600 years ago, was the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom between 961 and 1045, which covered much of present-day Armenia and eastern Turkey. It greatly benefited from its location on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times - Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, Armenians, nomadic Kurds, Georgians, and Russians claimed and reclaimed the area, repeatedly attacking and chasing out residents. By the 1300s, Ani was in steep decline, and it was completely abandoned by the 1700s. Rediscovered and romanticised in the 19th century, the city had a brief moment of fame, only to be closed off by World War I. Russian investigation of Ani began in the 1840s when the city attracted the attention of Earl Mikhail Vorontsov, the governor of the Caucasus in 1844-1854. In 1850 Vorontsov dispatched an officer of the Russian army Jules Kestner (also Kästner) on a research excursion, who spent six weeks in Ani, during which time he created sixty-nine images of buildings and copied forty-two inscriptions. This work became a portfolio, consisting of forty-five illustrated sheets. Vorontsov forwarded the sketches by this "dessinateur habile" (Bibl. analytique) to Marie-Félicité Brosset (1802–80), a Saint-Petersburg-based French academic and a world-renowned authority in Georgian and Armenian studies. This marked the beginning of Brosset's research on the monuments of Ani, and he would later publish the present monograph, Les ruines d'Ani, capitale de l'Arménie sous les rois Bagratides. The atlas, here complete, mostly shows monuments of the ancient city, churches, mosques, walls - as well some general views and details of armenian inscriptions. Rare: we could not trace any copy appearing in auctions in the past 35 years. Worldcat locates example in six countries - apparently none in the USA. Brosset (fils), Bibliographie analytique des ouvrages de . Marie-Félicité Brosset, No202, col. 377, atlas especially 385-7; A. Kazaryan, I.Y. Özkaya and A. Pontioglu, The Church of Surb Prkich in Ani, in RIHA Journal (International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art), 30 Nov 2016. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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        Frederick Seward Asks Samuel Colt for Presentation Pistol Prices

      Washington, D.C. 1861 - Letter Signed, to Samuel Colt, Washington, D.C., October 28, 1861. 1 p. "your best quality of ornamented revolvers."President Abraham Lincoln often presented gifts to foreign heads of state or dignitaries, and Samuel Colt's pistols were excellent examples of American ingenuity and craftsmanship. Complete TranscriptDepartment of State,Washington, October 28th, 1861.Samuel Colt, Esq.,Hartford, Conn.Sir: I will thank you to furnish this Department with a list setting forth the cost of your best quality of ornamented revolvers, mounted with gold, Silver &c. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, F. W. Seward Assistant Secretary. Historical BackgroundSamuel Colt promoted his revolvers by presenting custom engraved versions to heads of state and heroes such as Giuseppe Garibaldi, King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Hungarian revolutionary Louis Kossuth, and defender of Fort Sumter Robert Anderson. Since the State Department had no role in purchasing arms for the military, Frederick Seward was inquiring for prices of ceremonial pieces that his father Secretary of State William H. Seward could present to foreign dignitaries in President Abraham Lincoln's name.Late in 1862, for example, Secretary of State Seward sent a case of two pistols, "which are of Colt's revolving pattern-are of the finest workmanship, and elaborately ornamented," to the King of Sweden and Norway Charles XV. They were counterparts of those recently sent by President Lincoln to Danish King Frederick VII.[1] In 1864, President Lincoln gave a pair of Colt pistols with silver handles by Tiffany to Kibrisli Mehmed Emin Pacha, Governor of Adrianople, Turkey, in appreciation for capturing the assassins of an American missionary. Lincoln presented another pair of Colt pistols to Emir Abdelkader, an Algerian religious and military leader who sheltered large numbers of American and European Christians during anti-Christian riots in Damascus, Syria, in 1860.Frederick W. Seward (1830-1915) was the son of William H. Seward and served as Assistant Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869. Frederick Seward graduated from Union College in 1849 and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He served as secretary to his father, then U.S. Senator, from 1849 to 1857 and also as associate editor of the Albany Evening Journal from 1851 to 1861.The plot to kill Abraham Lincoln also intended to kill William Seward and other key figures. On the night Booth shot Lincoln, Lewis Powell attempted to kill the Secretary of State (saved by a meal neck brace worn due to a recent carriage accident) and also struck Frederick Seward so violently with a pistol that had failed to fire, that it caused several skull injuries. Both father and son, as well as others injured, recovered. Frederick Seward again served as Assistant Secretary of State from 1877 to 1879 and edited and published his father's autobiography and letters.Samuel Colt (1814-1862) began building guns and first applied for a patent for his revolver in 1835. His company in Paterson, New Jersey (the manufacturing city founded by Alexander Hamilton) went bankrupt in 1843, but an order for 1,000 revolvers for the Mexican War revived his fortunes. He built a factory in Hartford, Connecticut, employing an assembly line. He vigorously protected his patent rights and enjoyed a virtual monopoly on revolver sales. His innovative marketing techniques included using artists to create scenes featuring his guns in an early form of product placement. As the Civil War began, Colt sold firearms to both the Union and the Confederacy. He died of gout on January 10, 1862, three months after this letter.[1] William H. Seward to Jacob S. Haldeman, January 24, 1863, Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the First Section of the Thirty-Eighth Congress, Part II (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864), 1214. See also William H. Seward to Bradford R. Wood, November 17, 1862, ibid., 1096.

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        Die St. Michaeliskirche. Altkolorierte Lithographie ( Doppeltondruck ) mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Druck von Charles Fuchs.

      Carl Gassmann Hamburg 1861 ( vergleiche das Werkverzeichnis Salomon, Werkverzeichnisnummer 76a ) Bildmaß der Darstellung: 32,2 x 15,4 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattgröße ca. 34 x 25 cm, alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 37,5 x 28,5 cm ). Das Blatt gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. Verso mit altem Aufkleber der Kunsthandlung *Hugo Kehr, Hamburg 36, Neue ABC-Straße 7*. Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung - selten - ( ungeöffnet ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Wilhelm Heuer, Charles Fuchs, Gassmann, Michel, Michaeliskirche, St. Michaelis, Lithographie, altkoloriert, Google

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861.. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[iv], adverts; [ii], coated endpaper leaf, [vi]; 364; [xvi], advertisements. Elegantly rebound in the early twentieth century in dark green half crushed morocco, full gilt backs, moire silk-covered sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, original yellow endpaper and russet cloth covers bound in. Internally very clean. Binding nicely aged to brown on spine, some wear to top corners. This copy with half-title and the scarce 4-page advert for the 'autobiography' bound in at front, plus regular 16-page catalogue at rear A vintage receipt for the sale of this book is loosely inserted. Mary Ann Evans began her literary career as a translator and later editor of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published 'Scenes of Clerical Life', the first of eight novels she would write under the name of 'George Eliot' including the important 'Middlemarch', and the popular 'Silas Marner', which was the author's own favourite. The novel centres on Silas Marner, the linen weaver of Raveloe, a village on the brink of industrialization. George Eliot's affectionate but unsentimental portrait of rural life combines irony, humour and sharp social comment. Above all, she demonstrates a profound and enduring knowledge of the human mind and heart.

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        Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People and of the Chase of the Gorilla Crocodile Leopard Elephant Hippopotamus and other animals

      Second edition. Large folding map, folding frontispiece of a gorilla, with 72 plates & illustrations in the text. 8vo.Modern  half morocco by Bayntuns with the  original black cloth upper cover with gilt vignette of a gorilla, bound at the end  xviii, 479pp. 32pp. ads. John Murray. London,

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        L'ART POUR TOUS. Encyclopédie de l'art industriel et décoratif. Directeur-Fondateur: Emile Reiber.

      Paris, Morel et C., 1861-1891. In folio, 15 voll. (2 annate per vol.), mz. marocch. coevo con ang. (con abras., alc. dorsi restaur. e alc. piatti con aloni).<br> Offriamo una raccolta completa delle prime 30 annate (ciasc. con Indice) di questa bellissima rivista d'arte bimensile, dal n. 1 (15 gennaio 1861) al n. 757 (30 dicembre 1891): ogni fascicolo è composto da 4 tavv. inc. su legno o in fotoincisione che illustrano oggetti di arte decorativa e industriale, appartenenti a musei o collezioni private, con didascalie in francese, tedesco e inglese. Sono proposti: mobili, sculture, bronzi, marmi e bassorilievi, porcellane, ceramiche, vasi, armi e armature, paraventi, passamanerie, stoffe, ricami, costumi, serrature, chiavi, vetri e vetrate, ferri battuti, oreficerie, ornamenti tipografici, ecc. di scuola europea dal X al XIX secolo e pezzi di arte antica: egiziana, greca, romana, persiana, assira, etrusca, araba, cinese e giapponese. Numerose annate hanno anche delle belliss. tav. in cromolitografia o in tinta. <br> "Mancano solo 7 tavole": le tavv. 358 e 359 del n. 90 (1863) - la tav. 600 del n. 150; le tavv. 610 e 611 del n. 153 (1865) - la tav. 1337 del n. 335 (1874) - la tav. 1821 del n. 456 (1879).<br> Nel ns. esempl. 2 voll. con difetti: il 1880/81 con gore di umidità al marg. interno e il 1882/83 al marg. esterno; i restanti, tranne per qualche restauro per strappi o qualche fiorit., sono tutti ben conservati.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Bruxelles, undated. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. Amicable letter to Carl Moll (1861-1945, Viennese Art Nouveau painter) telling him how much Khnopff would like to be able to do something that Moll obviously offered to him in a previous letter. Khnopff might be referring to a joint exhibition project in Vienna as he talks about his "profound acknowledgment" of Moll's reception. (Indeed, the two artists exhibited together at the Secession.) Khnopff continues by assuring Moll that he has never before experienced such a brotherly sympathy and that he will keep a precious memory of it "for the dark days to come". Fernand Khnopff ends his letter by sending his best compliments to Carl Moll's family and by looking ahead to a meeting in October: "Veuillez, je vous prie, présenter mes meilleurs compliments à Madame Moll et à Mademoiselle Alma la Grande et Grethel la Petite et agréer, cher confrère et ami, l'expression de mes remerciements les plus sincères [ ]" ("Please present my best compliments to Madame Moll and to Mademoiselle Alma the Big and Grethel the Little and accept, dear comrade and friend, the expression of my most sincere gratitude [ ]". - The Mademoiselles that Fernand Khnopff refers to are the two daughters that Carl Moll's wife, Anna Sofie Bergen, brought into the marriage. "Alma the Big" will later be known as the famous Alma Mahler-Werfel (1879-1964), muse to many artists, among which Oskar Kokoschka and Walter Gropius, and famous personality of the Viennese art world of the first half of the 20th century.

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