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        ORIGINAL SKETCH OF FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA, MADE FOR Harper's Weekly IN 1861].

      Hampton Roads, Va. October 14, 1861. - Pencil and wash sketch, approximately 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Encapsulated. Upper left corner torn away, obscuring manuscript ink annotation. Contemporary pencil annotation on verso. Light dust soiling and an occasional fox mark. About very good. A pencil sketch with watercolor shading, depicting part of Fort Monroe, Virginia, drawn for potential publication in Harper's Weekly in October, 1861 by Bradley S. Osbon, freelance reporter and self- described "sailor of fortune," with his name signed on the lower left and on the verso. Osbon made several written and illustrated contributions to HARPER's WEEKLY, including reporting on the construction of the ironclad Monitor, also from Fort Monroe. The fort, at the southern tip of the Virginia peninsula, remained under Union control throughout the war, and was used as prison for captured Confederate soldiers and as a refuge for fugitive slaves.

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        [ORIGINAL SKETCH OF FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA, MADE FOR Harper's Weekly IN 1861]

      Hampton Roads, Va, 1861. Pencil and wash sketch, approximately 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Encapsulated. Upper left corner torn away, obscuring manuscript ink annotation. Contemporary pencil annotation on verso. Light dust soiling and an occasional fox mark. About very good. A pencil sketch with watercolor shading, depicting part of Fort Monroe, Virginia, drawn for potential publication in Harper's Weekly in October, 1861 by Bradley S. Osbon, freelance reporter and self- described "sailor of fortune," with his name signed on the lower left and on the verso. Osbon made several written and illustrated contributions to HARPER's WEEKLY, including reporting on the construction of the ironclad Monitor, also from Fort Monroe. The fort, at the southern tip of the Virginia peninsula, remained under Union control throughout the war, and was used as prison for captured Confederate soldiers and as a refuge for fugitive slaves.

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        Pathologisch-anatomischer Atlas zur Klinik der Leberkrankheiten. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. Erstes Heft (all pub.).

      Braunschweig, Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1861, 20 pp., 12 handcolorierte Stahlstichtafeln, orig. Halbleinenmappe. Zweites Heft nicht in der "Zweiten verbesserten Auflage" erschienen!In der ersten Auflage wurde auf der 11.Tafel die "Pigmentleber bei Febr. Intrmittens melanaemica. Pigmentgehalt der Leberarterie" anstatt der "Gallenstase, Ectasie der Gallengänge, Sarcoma melanodes, Pigmentleber nach schwerer Intermittens" dargestellt.Die 12 "sorgfältig colorierten Stahlstichtafeln" geben folgende Leberkrankheiten wieder:1.: Icterus der Leber, der Nieren der Haut etc. 2.: Acute Leberatrophie, Krystallformen von Leucin und Tyrosin. 3.: Acute Leberatrophie, Leucin und Tyrosin aus den Secreten. 4.: Chronische Leberatrophie. 5.: Altersatrophie und Fettleber. 6.: Fellleber verschiedener Grade, 7.: Fettleber höchsten Grades. 8..: Hypertrophische Fettleber und hyperämische. 9.: Die Pigmentleber. Melanämie und Folgen derselben für die Leber. Verhalten der Leber bei Intermittens comitata. 10.: Melanämie und Folgen derselben für das Gehirn, die Nerven und die Leber. 11.: Gallenstase, Ectasie der Gallengänge, Sarcoma melanodes, Pigmentleber nach schwerer Intermittens. 12.: Hyperämie der Leber bei Herzkrankheiten.

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        THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

      Greenneville [i.e. Greeneville], Tn.: Printed and for sale by J.M. Robertson, 1861. 15pp. Stitched. Previously folded, outer leaves laminated. Light tanning, moderate foxing. Good. The only known copy of this edition of the Confederate Constitution, from a strongly pro-Union portion of Tennessee. When the state seceded on June 8, 1861, it became the last state to do so formally, reflecting the deep division in the state between east and west. The mountainous eastern part of the state, with many small land holders and little slave ownership, and with a history of early frontier settlement and involvement in the American Revolution, harbored heavily Unionist sentiment, while the west of state, heavily populated by plantation and slave owners, favored secession. This edition of the Confederate Constitution is of great interest not only for its uniqueness but also for its place of publication. Greeneville, Tennessee, is located in the northeast corner of the state, adjacent to Virginia and North Carolina, at the base of the Smoky Mountains, and was a stronghold of pro-Union sentiment. In June 1861, at the same time as the formal declaration of secession by the state, a Unionist convention was held in Greeneville, which was attended by delegates from the thirty counties of eastern Tennessee. One plausible explanation for the printing of this pamphlet is that it served as a generator of discussion amongst convention attendees. Of the document itself, the great expert on Confederate imprints, Richard Harwell, wrote: "The CONSTITUTION of the new government is an inevitable selection for...CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. It is the truly representative document of the deliberations at Montgomery and a succinct demonstration of the political faith of the South in 1861, significant not only for its deviations from the old Constitution but also for its general adherence to it." Not in OCLC or any of the relevant Confederate bibliographies; the information for its entry in NOT IN ALLEN was provided to Webb by the previous owner of this copy. A unique example of this edition of a landmark document in the history of the Civil War and American political thought. WEBB, NOT IN ALLEN 175 (this copy).

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        THREE TINY PIGS

      FAIRY TALES. (THREE LITTLE PIGS) THREE TINY PIGS. London: Dean & Son, 1861. 4to (6 1/2 x 9 7/8"), pictorial wraps, small part of spine rubbed else near Fine. Papa Please-Well Series. The traditional fairy tale about the 3 little pigs who leave home to build their own houses and their encounters with the Wolf. Printed on one side of the paper, there are 8 large 3/4 page hand-colored illustrations with the text of the story below each picture. The illustrations used here are the same as those in McLoughlin's Three Tiny Pigs from the Mama Lovechild Series with a different cover. Scarce.

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        Meersburg am Bodensee, ehemalige fürstbischöfliche konstanzische Residenz-Stadt, dann die Stadt Markdorf, ferner die Ortschaften Baitenhausen, Daisendorf, Hagnau, Immenstaad, Ittendorf, Kippenhausen, Stetten und die Pfarreien Berkheim, Hepbach und Kluftern, sowie die Schlösser Helmsdorf, Herrschberg und Kirchberg; nach Akten, Chroniken und Archival-Urkunden.

      Constanz, Stadler. 1861 - Original Ausgabe, 20,5 cm. VI, 351 S., mit 1 gef. lith. Karte, Schrift in Fraktur. Lwd. der Zeit mit dezenter goldgepr. Rückenbeschriftung, Buchrücken ausgeblichen, Karte mit Randeinriss der sorgfältig hinterlegt wurde (Restaurationspapier). Insgesamt etwas stockfleckig, dennoch schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stanford?s Map of the Seat of the War in America.

      Edward Stanford, 1861. - A four sheet map, in this case the four sheets have been sectionalised, joined together and mounted on linen. Hand coloured 1310 x 1140 mm. One of the primary European sources for information on the Civil War which was updated regularly. The bottom two sections are dated October, 1861; the top two sections are undated as the lower margins have been removed to combine the four sheets. The map shows the United States from New York City on the east end to the western parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa on the west end. On the north the map shows the area to Montreal in Canada on the east end and the southern parts of Minnesota on the west end. The Gulf Coast and the mouth of the Mississippi are covered on the south and the southern part of Florida is shown in an inset map (205 mm x 190 mm) placed in the Atlantic. Railroads are shown by a large number of red lines throughout the country. A large inset map (265 mm x 190 mm) in the bottom-right corner of the map shows the whole United States, from coast to coast, and is coloured in full by State. The inset map is very up to date showing Colorado, created as a Territory just 7 months prior to the publication of this map. A large Nebraska is shown covering the area of present day Wyoming and Montana, Arizona is south of New Mexico, Nevada's border with California runs along the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Territory has no southern tip which is still a part of New Mexico. Oregon and Washington occupy present day Idaho. Not in Rumsey.

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        Civil War-Era Diary and Composition Book, Whitestown Seminary, New York and Ohio

      - Blank book. Octavo. Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards. 170 hand-numbered pages; about 115 are written upon, the rest are mostly blank. Edgewear and rubbing, sound and near very good. The first page begins a diary on December 3rd, 1861 with the writer's arrival in Whitestown and continues into March, with relatively prosaic observations about weather, outings, and family; but with occasional interesting local observations, in one case of a fire: ".followed the crowd to the village and when we arrived there we found the Livery Stable, a Shoe Shop and the Corner Store on fire, it spread to the next building.then the Post Office.", as well as news from the War, reports of letters from soldiers, and the like: "We received the account of Fort Donaldson this afternoon which caused much excitement through the School, the Flag was run up and the cannon fired." Although these personal accounts are relatively sparse, they do provide some context and poignance for some of the essays that appear in the rest of the book. A sampling of the essays include (p. 32-35): "The Girls of the Period": We must talk about something, and so must she. And let me tell you confidentially the result of my observations. DO NOT TALK HISTORY OR SCIENCE. They are dull. Talk fashion and politics & woman's rights. The more extravagant the better. In fact advocate every extravagant thing you can think of and you will immediately rise in the scale of her admiration." On "The Consequences of the War" (p. 101-102): "A people having all the latest inventions for human distinction cannot proclaim war and carry it out without great sacrifices on both sides. Manufacturing interest will be dull. Farms will be neglected. if necessary all pursuits will be neglected in order to put down the Rebellion." On p. 140-142, the diarist records: "My First Attempt at Skating." Most of the essays are dated in pencil in 1861 or in 1862, but by 1864, the diarist has apparently enlisted and recounts on p. 144-151 his "Adventure with Guerillas: A Fact," which finds him day dreaming on the Kentucky-Ohio border and being chased by a small force of Confederates before he gains the safety of an unprepossessing fort manned by "a few Negro soldiers," at the conclusion the account is signed in pencil by "H.C. Rowley." Whether this is fiction from the imagination of a student or not is not entirely clear, but the account is prosaic enough to lead one to believe that it is not (at least one Henry C. Rowley from this area of the country enlisted in 1864). Also included is a two-page poem in pencil (marked "Original") about the victory at the Battle of New Bern (presumably written when the author was still at school). The final page of the book is taken up with a list of few addresses, including those of Union soldiers.Whitestown Seminary, previously known as Oneida Academy (and later Oneida Institute) was founded in 1827, but presided over from 1833-1844 by abolitionist firebrand Beriah Green who admitted African-American students, and whose primary focus was preparing followers of Charles Finney to become missionaries in the West. By 1844, financial concerns caused him to sell the school to the Freewill Baptists when it became the Whitestown Seminary. An intriguing diary, we have been unable to find out more about the diarist.

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        Essai d'une Réponse à la question de prix proposée en 1850 par l'Académie des Sciences pour le concours de 1853, et puis remise pour celui de 1856 [ Edition originale ] [ Savoir : ] Etudier les lois de la distribution des corps organisés fossiles dans les différents terrains sédimentaires, suivant l'ordre de leur superposition. Discuter la question de leur apparition ou de leur apparition successive ou simultanée. Rechercher la nature des rapports qui existent entre l'état actuel du règne organique et ses états antérieurs. [ Publiés dans : ] Supplément aux comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences

      1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, Supplément aux comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Imprimerie de Mallet-Bachelier, s.d. [ 1861 ], pp. 377-918 avec 8 tableaux dépliants Le géologue allemand Heinrich Georg Bronn (1800-1862) est l'un des premiers paléontologues célèbres du XIXe siècle. Etat très satisfaisant (dos frotté avec petits accrocs et mq., des rouss.) pour ce rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Français

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        Dragons Soldat grande tenue ___ id. En manteau

      Paris 1861 - Attractive French Military uniforms, Image Size : 595x400 (mm), 23.375x15.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 749x535 (mm), 29.5x21 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Tom Brown at Oxford.

      By the author of "Tom Brown's Schooldays." In three volumes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. London, 1861. Integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two, blank on verso; final blank in volume three; pp.xii+319+[i (blank)]; vii+[i (blank)]+338+[ii]; vii+[i (blank)]+309+[iii (blank)]; publisher's inserted catalogue, 24pp., dated 15.10.61 / 5,000 crown at tail of first page; royal blue horizontally grained straight morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers faced pinkish buff. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spines and corners; unobtrusive repair to cloth of back joint in volume one; some insignificant creasing of end-papers due to an original binding fault; small blank lower fore-corner chipped from one leaf; in general a nice copy, nonetheless. Preserved in a clamshell box covered in purple fine-morocco cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine Sadleir, 1234, describing the end-papers as 'deep cream'; Wolff, 3331, recording an otherwise similar copy, but with the catalogue at the end of volume three instead of volume one, and lacking the final blank in that volume; Parrish, Kingsley/Hughes, p.120; Quayle, 'Boys' Stories', pp.113-4. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 24. VI. 1861. - 1 S. Qu.-Imp.-Folio (526:715 mm). Mit gepr. Wappen. Urkunde für Franz Notthas, den Direktor der kaiserlichen Militär-Medikamenten-Regie, zu dessen Ernennung zum Ritter des Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ordens "bei dessen Übernahme in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand in Anerkennung seiner beinahe 56jährigen ersprießlichen Dienstleistung". - Mit eh. Gegenzeichnung von Frh. von Flügl, dem Schatzmeister des Ordens. - Mit winzigen Randläsuren und Papierdurchbrüchen in den Faltungen; gering fleckig.

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        Signed Autograph Manuscript. An extract from Paul the Pope and Paul the Friar, Adolphus Trollope?s historical novel first published in 1860. Signed ?T. Adolphus Trollope? and dated May 6th, 1861.

      1861 1861 - 24 lines written in black ink on 1 side of a single 4to leaf. Thomas Adolphus Trollope, 1810-1892, Anthony?s eldest brother, was a novelist, journalist, editor, and committed Italophile. Resident in Florence from the early 1840s, he produced several well-received novels based on life in that country, often returning to the deep well of Papal intrigue for his stories. Paul the Pope and Paul the Friar was typical of his oeuvre, being a novel about political and religious scheming in Rome and Venice at the end of the sixteenth century. The extract is taken from the 4th chapter of the published novel, and begins ?Those were the days, though they were the last of them .? It closes with the lines ? the life labour of high intellects had to narrow its ambition from the complete mastery of the omne scibile to the still avowedly incomplete knowledge of the Coleoptera or the Chinese Grammar? It is not clear for whom this extract was written; it may have served as a souvenir for one of Trollope?s devotees, or written to be auctioned or sold for some charitable purpose. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        A Treatise on the Legal and Equitable Rights of Married Women; As well in respect to their Property and Persons as to their Children. With an Appendix of the Recent American Statutes, and the Decisions Under Them

      Philadelphia: Kay and Brother, 1861. Very Good. First edition. Tall octavo. 796pp. Original legal calf. A bit clumsily rebacked with morocco, gilt titles on the spine. Moderate wear on the boards, a little toning at the edges of the first few leaves, a tight near very good copy of this important legal study on the legal rights of women.

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        Potsdam Sanssouci - Belvedere auf dem Pfingsberg, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 24 x 40 cm. Blattgröße 44,5 x 63 cm.

      Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, der Abzug am rechten Rand etwas blass [die Abbildung täuscht, übertreibt hier etwas], sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes Foto des erst 1861 fertiggestellten Belvederes überhaupt. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive, darunter dieses, wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.

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        Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1861. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator. Being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travel. 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. Lithographic folding map. Lightly rubbed, corners worn, mild bumping to top edges of boards, short closed tear to map sympathetically repaired verso. A very good copy. 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.

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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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        Essai d'une Réponse à la question de prix proposée en 1850 par l'Académie des Sciences pour le concours de 1853, et puis remise pour celui de 1856 [ Edition originale ] [ Savoir : ] Etudier les lois de la distribution des corps organisés fossiles dans les différents terrains sédimentaires, suivant l'ordre de leur superposition. Discuter la question de leur apparition ou de leur apparition successive ou simultanée. Rechercher la nature des rapports qui existent entre l'état actuel du règne organique et ses états antérieurs. [ Publiés dans : ] Supplément aux comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences

      Académie des Sciences, Imprimerie de Mallet-Bachelier 1861 - 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, Supplément aux comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Imprimerie de Mallet-Bachelier, s.d. [ 1861 ], pp. 377-918 avec 8 tableaux dépliants Le géologue allemand Heinrich Georg Bronn (1800-1862) est l'un des premiers paléontologues célèbres du XIXe siècle. Etat très satisfaisant (dos frotté avec petits accrocs et mq., des rouss.) pour ce rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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